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U.S. stocks end little changed after weaker-than-expected rise in retail sales
"Could be wavering. Retail sales slowed in July, rising 1.2% a fraction of June's gain. Numbers follow a surge in July Corona virus cases the highest unemployment since the Great Depression is weighing on demand and not even counted in the slow down the end of $600 a week in supplemental unemployment benefits rent the runway is permanently closing its five physical retail locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Washington. It's the latest retail victim of the Corona virus outbreak Rent the runway plans to shift its focus back to its online on ly roots. Young investors with time on their hands during the pandemic are flocking new, cheap stock trading platforms, according to Bank of America, which says volume on its Merrill edge. Self directed platform rose 180% in the second quarter of 330,000. New accounts opened this year about 1/3. Where for clients 35 or younger stocks, little change the S and P 500 flat. The NASDAQ off 3/10 percent. Mark Mills
Ballot Drop Boxes Gain Popularity As An Alternative To In-Person And Mail-In Voting
"Worried about casting their ballots in person this November because of the pandemic. They are also worried that mail in ballots could be misplaced or delayed on alternative that is gaining popularity and also attracting controversy is drop boxes where voters can deposit their absentee ballots to be collected by election officials. NPR's Pam Fessler reports. A steady stream of voters in Detroit, Michigan last week approached a red, white and blue metal box right outside the city's main election office. The box looked a little like a high tech trash can or recycling bin. Instead, it was one of several 100 ballot drop boxes located across the state. More than a 1,000,000 Michigan voters decided to cast absentee ballots in the primary rather than go to the polls, But many like Elizabeth Dandridge didn't want account on the post office to deliver those ballots. I want to be sure that it was collected in the box. Sometimes the males delay I'm waiting on a package is what people have sent me over to weeks to go, and they haven't come. And it's a growing concern is the U. S. Prepares for a flood of absentee and mail in voting in November. Many election officials are encouraging voters to use Dropbox is instead to make sure their ballots don't arrive too late to be counted. That's already happened to tens of thousands of ballots this year. Connecticut's using 200 new drop boxes in tomorrow's primary. Secretary of State Denise Merrill admits the state was somewhat overwhelmed by a surgeon requests for mail in ballots and even a week ago, local election offices were still trying to fill those requests. There's a lot of confusion just the moment about when the ballots got mailed to whom When they're going to arrive. It's going to be very tight and the ballot boxes play an increasingly important role in all this, because you know you shave off 234 baby five days from when you mail a ballot. But the boxes are controversial. Ah, couple of Connecticut towns complained that having them outside available to voters, 24 7 isn't safe, even though many are protected with security cameras. The Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign have filed suit to block Pennsylvania from using such boxes in November, arguing they could increase the chances for fraud. Tennessee Secretary of State Trey Hargett recently told a Senate committee his state doesn't allow drop boxes for fear voters might be pressured on how to vote. If someone knows you've got an absentee ballot, they can say, Hey, I'll be glad to take that for you and drop that off for you. They can ask you what you build that balance out or they can not turn it all for you. We believe it's a great security measure Tohave, someone returning their own balance by the United States Postal Service Dropbox supporters dismiss such concerns is completely unfounded. They note that drop boxes have been used in some states for decades without problems. Kristen Clarke of the Lord's Committee for Civil Rights under Law told senators the boxes are unimportant and convenient option for voters a compliment the limited postal box offices that are available in communities and are just critical to providing access this season access for whom isn't clear. Researchers have found that drop box is Khun Boost turnout overall. But there's no evidence at least so far that one party benefits more than the other. Still, Larry Olsen of Laser Fab Company in Washington state that makes the boxes, says demand's definitely on the rise. I couple orders today, and he's confident their boxes are far more secure than the average mailbox, he says. There are multiple features to prevent tampering. The boxes are also made of steel and weigh about Â£600 they're bolted to the ground, So it's not really something anybody can move easily. In fact, he notes at an SUV plowed into one of them in Washington state last year. Both the box and contents. Survived. Pam Fessler NPR news
2020 Emmy Noms & Reactions
"Daily pop. It's a very big moment in Hollywood this morning. The emmy nominations were chest revealed moments ago, and we will be celebrating with some of the nominees. Though surprise, guests are coming up, so you will not want to miss it. You guys, but we got to start off with the ladies up for lead actress in Drama Series Right? The category is Stack Jen Aniston. Sandra Oh's and those are just some of the big names who is going to take the win. What do you guys think? I just think Zendaya is GonNa take you was this show that everybody was talking about? It was unbelievable and not everybody got to watch the morning show with Jennifer Aniston because. Apple TV was not readily available so I think Zendaya is going to take this I was not paying the fourteen ninety nine. GD! There was so many submissions one hundred thirty five submissions. This year for this category lost those. So things I think women I'm kind of with you. Just although ozark for me has been one of my favorite shows forever and ever and. Laura Linney could take it out that. Could get in I. could not get into. It was like I. Really Try just I couldn't do it, but that's just me. All right we gotta talk about snubs and surprises, though big little lies when pretty much everything? Last time it was nominated. But this year came up short. No Best Actress nomination, no best limited series. I'M GONNA. Ask what you guys think about. These into getting snubbed a little bit. Should've been made, I thought. Was Okay, but they should've kept it at season one. They should have just wrote it out, but you know what Merrill got nominated. Laura Linney got nominated. She is Gucci ever. Reese Witherspoon as a producer of this show. This is a win for her, so she is as though she got snubbed. She is nominated because two of our actresses were. Absolutely. Strong enough season two. Why did you like season two as much Morgan I know you were saying earlier before the show? Why you're putting me on glass. Scott, I mean maybe I didn't want to hear that I just felt like. The first season was just too hard to top to be honest. It was so good everything was everything about it was so hook line and sinker. Everyone was invested as I just feel like. They wanted to ride out that high season two was okay, but you never want to have your second season just. Just be okay I just felt like even though Merrill we all bow down to Merrill. She can handle any role. I just felt like she wasn't going to save it. And although she got nominated, she gets nominated. It's just that's just what you do. She acts that well. She deserves it all the time. I just what Jessica said I. Don't think it should have been made I think we should have just. Episodes in the second series. I love the song. The second series is still a Mike Finish shoot and I'm never finished it, so I thought.
The Unfortunate Casualties of an Anti-Biotech Attack
"Today is a really special podcast is an amazing guests that we have that takes us back to the time when the tenor towards genetic engineering was very different back around the turn of the Millennium I. Guess is the turn of the century two two. It was a little bit different field before the Internet really took over the defamation of scientists and career assassination, and those opposed to technology took on other means to solve their problems. At least to. Agitate and we'll talk about that today in an event from two thousand and one and we'll talk more about that in a second speaking with doctor, Toby Bradshaw A. He's a professor emeritus in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington and thank you for joining me today. I really appreciate you being toby. It's a pleasure to be here. Yeah this is really an interesting point in history and I remember when this happened. And in a kind of kind of fell into the background a little bit, but let's set the stage if we go back to two thousand and one. What kind of work were you doing in Merrill Hall at the University of Washington. Since the mid nineteen nineties, I have been working on the genetic adaptation and growth in hybrid poplars. They're fast growing tree. News all around the world, but heavily in the Pacific northwest up to produce. Hebrew products primarily so I was involved with. The early molecular genetics research, including M Gino Mapping. And ultimately identifying traits that were responsible for faster growth, which I had a basic interest in, but which of course the temp companies had a commercial innocent. And where you're working with genetic engineering, or were you really just dealing with hybrids myself? I was only producing hybrid poplars through traditional cross pollination methods that have been used for centuries in in poplars around the world I was also collaborating with Steve Strauss. At Oregon State University on some preliminary work to genetically engineered trees, four different growth form to produce more would in a smaller land area, but I myself had never still have never a genetically engineered a tree. And really the facility that you were working at. It isn't on the campus, right? It's it's the center for Urban Culture and what are the kinds of things that were being done there well. It is technically on the UW. Campuses at the very periphery separated from the main campus by the Union Bay Natural Area A place for I enjoyed bird every day on my walk to work, so that was a nice interlude. Of every day, but the other kinds of work that we're going on at the Center for Urban Horticulture included a restoration ecology primarily for wetland restoration, understanding a plant succession after the eruption of Mount Saint Helen's in nineteen eighty was conservation work for rare plants, going on so rare plants in Washington be propagated for reintroduction into the wild, and that was a particular focus of my colleague I'm single ride card who you will hear more about later and the graduate students in Undergrad who doing their own research, their work on a wide range of topics, including for example how to? Have, urban gardens produce more food for people who otherwise might not be able to afford a fresh vegetables, so it was. A typical horticulture center I, think it most universities where there was a mix of basic research applied research in outreach up to the public in the form of extension. And, so it doesn't sound like this was the you know the the center of the universe of Monsanto or something I mean this sounds like a really practical extension oriented center that had significant roles in community, and and and even just in the regional agriculture's that's. Is that more what it was about yes? Oh, the University of Washington is not a land grant university. It's not an agricultural school. School, in the focus at the UW has always been a basic research and the center. For urban horticulture included in its mission, some applied research and quite a bit of extension and outreach up to the public, so in that way it was different from much of the rest of campus in its mission, but by no means is the University of Washington on any kind of center for plant biotechnology now. It isn't now. Yeah. Good basic biology know basic science and a lot of really good plant people there, but it's Can you give me a little bit of sense? Outside the University of like two, thousand, zero, two, thousand and one, what was the environment like a genetic engineering in your perspective and in your area of the country? What was really happening? Then in that environment, it was an interesting time. The first genetically engineered crops that were planted on a wide scale, had only been in production for less than a decade, so as a relatively new technology on the commercial sector, perceiving though scientists and people who keep up with science for familiar with the progress of genetic engineering. How it was eventually applied in agriculture, get caught a lot of the general public by surprise, and as everyone who's familiar with plant biotechnology knows that can sometimes lead to misunderstandings. And worse at the the first inkling that I had that anyone might be opposed to the kinds of research that I was doing was just a couple of years before in nineteen, ninety nine, when Seattle hosted the World Trade Organization meetings and I had some of my. Poplars. That were growing in pots out in the back forty behind the. Urban Horticulture. Cut Down by vandals during those WTO protests mean. As often happened to these kinds of things at my mind. The damage done to my plants was fairly minimal. Because these are poplars. Cut Him off. They just re grow the we. That's how we actually propagate them through cutting, so it had zero effect on me, but at the same time they went through and cut down all of the older seedlings that a colleague of mine was growing for re, vegetating streamsides in Alder. Don't re sprout after being cut-backs. Again it was one of these ready fire. Aim moments for an activist who really didn't understand. Even the species of trees that they were looking at i. mean did a lot more damage to someone else's research than to mind we might. Research was essentially funded by the wall critics,
Suspect in custody in killing of Chicago 7-year-old girl
"Man is in court today in connection with the murder of seven year old Natalie Wallace. She was shot at 1/4 of July party on Saturday night. Her mother, Michelle Rodgers, lives in Memphis now and came back to Chicago together. Other Children. I feel like this is not even home anymore. My baby does. The 33 year old Reginald Merrill has been charged with first degree murder and aggravated battery. They're still looking for three other suspects.
Man charged in July 4 shooting death of 7-year-old Natalia Wallace
"Suspect in the killing of a seven year old girl in Chicago makes an appearance in Bond court today, 33 year old Reginald Meryl is charged with first degree murder in the Saturday night shooting death of seven year old Natalie Wallace, Chicago police chief of of detectives detectives Brendan Brendan Dean Dean a a hand hand Says Says the the motive motive for for the the shooting, shooting, which which wasn't wasn't aimed aimed at at the the girl girl appears appears to to be be gang gang on on gang gang violence violence is is an an ongoing ongoing gang gang on on gang gang gang gang on gang violence that is going back to several weeks ago where a murder occurred. And then this is the shooting. Allegedly, we believe was in retaliation for the previous murder. Lise alleged that Merrill and the other suspects that police are currently trying to track down open fire Saturday night. After specific people on the street where Wallace was shot and killed. The violence in Chicago didn't stop when the weekend ended, police records show. At least 21 people have been shot five have died since Monday morning. Mayor Lightfoot yesterday attributing the rise in shootings to a flood of illegal guns to the streets of Chicago and decades of lack of social services and resource is Two starved communities were seeing the manifestations ofthe decades of neglect play out in violence every day every week and every deadly weekend overnight. Six people were heard in a shooting in the 1300 block of West 76 Street. In another incident, a man was shot to death and a man and a woman were injured in the 3600 block of West Douglas. In the North Lawndale neighborhood had happened shortly after midnight.
"merrill" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty
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"merrill" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty
"Armstrong and getty show. Chris Maryland for Armstrong and Getty SR morning. Guys are on vacation. They will be back. WanNa rumors floating that the Have, moved on to greener pastures. No, they have not. They will be back. We'll be back in the meantime. A hold down the big chair. I was just telling me I just love I love the Cairns. All my Gosh, I love the few things are better to me. Than the Karen Culture, I just absolutely love it, so we've had The director of CDC was saying love you know. If you want to reopen things, you know, you have to wear masks and things like that, and then of course, the Cairns come out of the woodwork. Read the so we shouldn't ever had. Our beaches closed in the first place, so you can say everything you want about Florida, but just keep in mind when you say those things are not talking about Jacksonville. You're talking about Miami where they all the Mexicans drinking. That glass imported corona beer here in Jacksonville. We know what we're doing. We're going to be just fine, so you don't need to worry about. Like those people right the crazy. Or WHO's this oh? This was This is another Karen from. Then sure California I loved her. She's fantastic. I protest face coverings I am a healthy American I used to be free. I am not a terrorist. I am not an default. Not a sex slave that wears masks. I am not a sex slave that wears masks. I am not into Sado, masochism and bonded. Okay hundred bucks. One hundred bucks make you into it. Thousand Bucks WH- figure, take care and how much you're. How much here I am not into Sado masochism and bonded all right thousand dollars Karen Ma'am I am not into Sado, masochism and bonded. I am not into Sado masochism and Bond God. Bless her. Oh, wearing a mask makes you a sexual I don't a deviant. Adventurous. Perfect. At a Wendy's. And not a burglar. By, and not a pandering politician like we see here and here and here and here. Okay right but. Like you me, a couple of glasses of wine, get you back to my place. What do you think might happen? I am not into sadomasochism and bondage all right great. That's cool, but. Is there anything we can do? I am not a sex slave that wears masks carry. What about like a ball gag are you okay with that or is? That does is it is a ball game to close? Man I love these. Cairns's Cairns are nuts, but have you ever run into you? RUN INTO CAIRNS like in their natural habitat. Like the Olive Garden or at? Bonanza. Ponderosa, you ever been to upon Rosa Sean. I don't have gone dough. Baby got a chain restaurant of source. Yes, yeah, they're not very many open. still think upper midwest is still got a few condos. Ponderosa's like the steakhouse where you can get like a two ounce steak which is actually the same area as a as a full say, twelve ounce steak, but they just cut it so thin. It's almost like a piece of roast. Beef slapped on a plate. it fantastic. But, if you ever seen one of these Kerins, their natural habitat, or maybe like the food court, and they go in, and what do they want? They want their stakes well done. Oh my wife does this to. Just wants her beef ruined. And then what do I find out? That's the most popular way to to have your state done. How is that even possible? Who did they ask this question to my mom? So curious about this survey, says two thousand Americans. Two Thousand Americans. And And I guess people just love their stakes well done. Missy. Well done was the favourite twenty. One percent of people said they wanted their stakes. Well done medium well was at twenty percent medium was at sixteen. Pursue not understand the scale. Do they think it's like a quality of the Cook like I? Don't want it poorly done I. Wonder well-done Not Understanding, scale I run into. My wife, says she always she always used to do this. Oh, Jerusalem just drove me crazy. My kids still don't know what medium Burger tastes like. She used to do this. We we'd get you know. Go someplace. Fancy I mean it someplace, really really nice like Red Robin. And she would order this order burgers for the kids and they go. How do you want that? She goes? They want it. Plame and well done. A why are we even out here? Then, why are we paying? For you know fancy Red Robin prices to have a Burger plane and well done what is wrong? She says I don't want them to get sick. What do you mean you want them to get sick you? Want them to have undercooked meat. World is a medium is not undercooked. Medium is cooked medium. It's pink inside the best things are. She says they'll take it well done. You'll shut your mouth and I said yes dear. Exactly, what I will do, I will shut my mouth. This is not a hill. I WANNA die on. You know how you should cook a state. Find your cow. You. Slap it on the ask Jason Rather fire twice and cut.
"merrill" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty
"Scientists. Doctors experts that are working with us in I. Mean we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA see us go i. mean certainly you know if cases are isolated, that's one thing I think. A lot of the determination will be our understanding how our community became infected at that will be part of our judgment in terms of whether we should continue, but but certainly if we had a lot of cases, we're going to stop. What is a lot though it doesn't really tell us I know you'll beyond isolated. So. Yeah, he doesn't get into specific numbers but I. It's it's the first time I've heard him publicly state. We'd be willing to pull the plug on the season. If if things kind of you know, get out of control, whatever however he defines that but I love. He's like you know what we need to find out how our community got infected. Right I mean this is check instagram. Well wait a minute. This is not like. Oh, my gosh, we're infected. We need to try to isolate people. Keep them well. Make sure other people don't get sick. It's like we need to figure out who the rat was. Right. Who Was it that brought that in here? This this is like. Oh, my gosh. Russia was paying bounties on American heads right? Who leaked that information? What a minute hold on! I if you're talking about contact tracing, that's one thing if you go. All right. How did this happen? Okay? One of our trainers was in Arizona over the weekend, and he was up one of the bars or something right which are supposed to be closed in Arizona now, but and then they came back. Okay now we're going to do some contact tracing and whomever that person came in contact with then than those people need to be isolated as well then I get that, but it's almost like he says you know. We need to figure out who did it. Who gave us who who who sickened everybody up? Who Mix the stew virus and started scoop in that out. Everybody's bowls. No. Let's figure out who sake. WHO's not saying. How do we stop people from getting sick? The best way to stop other people from getting sick it was just to. Send everybody home, bringing the D. League. Again you're all you're doing. Is You're trying to fill is regional contracts which I'm assuming Sean means millions of dollars, yeah multiple commas. Multiple Commas exactly right so there's lots of money hung up on all of this. Again. Don't put your superstars out there. Although? They're still going to try to get the playoffs into right. Oh, yeah, absolutely, yeah, and of course that's where they're going to make a whole lot more money. Especially since we're all starving were starving for something else. We're starving for that. Distraction were starving to have something to focus on other than this stuff. I'm starving to focus on something other than people not wearing masks. We'll talk about that in a moment Chris. Armstrong on again..
"merrill" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty
"Love sitting in the big chair. It is an honor to be joining you today and yeah. Armstrong and getty not fired. They'll be back. I've got bad news yesterday though. If I may open up with a real Downer this morning. I got bad news yesterday. My Wife my wife and I have been apart during this entire. Stay at home stuff right so we've been apart living in different states and it's been. It's been a real challenge for us. you know we've been married long enough that we miss each other, but we can get by. You know how that is. When we were early on, it was like okay. You know you're married and your way from each other. So much. You know like ham kind of crap, so there's so much of that now, but it's been a very long and challenging few months so. my wife is in Arizona and that's also where our oldest son lives. Arizona and she says to me yesterday. She says Oh, I think. She's a Jacob is really sick. And I, said Oh What do you mean? Jacob is really sick? She says well. Somebody at his girlfriend's office. Has Corona and now. Everybody's being tested, but that worked in offices being tested and she says. I think it's possible that your son has the Rona. CNN! com. Tell you as a parent. The last thing you want to hear is that your child may have this this disease. And why? Why for the most part, one is apparent you don't want you don't want to think about your kids being sick. Right I don't want to think about my kid being sick as superior always tried to protect your kids even if he's He's twenty five right, I mean the the guy he did two years. Marine reserve is tough tough as nails kind of stuff. It doesn't matter still my oldest son on still feeling like I feel awful plus. Know what it is about I? I'm the same way. When we get sick, we turn to the biggest babies. We are just such sissies I'm thick. My Mommy. and. This is my son. God bless him right. So I was talking to him yesterday I. was texting. My wife took him some. She said food don't know. She took him some chicken soup or what? It was dropped it off on the on the. Stairs outside their apartment talked to him through the window. You all seen the facebook videos and things like that right? It's really unfortunate. Sad Super Sad. So I'm feeling so awful for my son and I'm talking to him. He Says No, no, no I think I'm okay, but remember he's twenty five and something about being a young male makes. You total doofus, so that's my son. Total doofus right I love him to death, but doofus so as I'm talking to him, he says yea, he says. Kelly I really sick I go said you think it's running as we've been tested, were waiting and I said. Did you get a test to you? Because this is another thing my son will do. He'll be like we got tested. Meaning his girlfriend got tested, but he didn't kind of thing. I say okay. Did you get tessies? Yes, worst nose bleed. I've ever had so if you've if you've had the test with nasal swab, and maybe it caused nosebleed no funsies for sure. They says I feel terrible I. Feel I feel like absolute but. And! He says I think I, think he says, but I'm not going to the hospital I. Don't you know not having trouble breathing by just feel as bad as I've ever felt. He goes I think they call that e symptomatic. No. no as symptomatic means, sands symptoms is in no symptoms. The fact that you feel like, but means you have symptoms. You are not a symptomatic. You're not hospitalized. You don't require. Intervention Care but you are not a symptomatic. God bless you, do oh. So as I'm getting ready for the show today, this isn't going on in the back of my mind. Right and I know talk about rotavirus and we'll. We'll talk about outbreaks and things like that. And we'll talk about what this is gonNA mean. Moving forward here in the fall and I think there's already places. That are canceling events in twenty twenty, one of already seeing some cancellations. And, so this going on the back of my mind and I look, and there's this headline Yahoo News as Corona virus spreads to people under forty. It's making them sicker and for longer than once thought. So for the longest time, we thought okay young people. You know. They're not really getting that sick if they're even getting sick at all. We saw this during spring break. We know we know that there's been an uptick in the number of young people that have that have. Acquired the virus so to speak. They've been contaminated whatever it is. The infection is spreading faster and younger generations and now Yahoo News talked with a guy named Jd Townsend for people who think they don't need to worry who haven't followed guidelines think again. It's a major impact on my life these past few months and continues to have an impact. others are talking about their sore throat tightness in the chest, slight cough. Then the question is what happens in the long run. Some saying I was dehydrated I went to the hospital got discharged, and all the symptoms persistent I was prescribed. Many antibiotics try to clear my chest infection I ended up getting a mouth and throat, ulcers and severe abdominal pain. Now this doesn't sound he. This gentleman is probably going to survive and this. What? I was telling my son to go look. You're probably he goes, he goes. We're going to be finding. You are going to be fine. You're going to be great. But I'm really concerned about you right now. Because this is misery and again as a parent, the last thing you want to see is your kids in pain, right? How many times have we seen? Our kids that are sick or our kids? You know. They bumped their knee or whatever else it is, and just as a parent. What do you think you? If I could just take their pain away from them now I know that's not healthy for the kids I know kids have to learn I know we all have to experience these things on our own, we all. Will grow from these things all that kind of stuff, but as a parent. Your heart still goes out to them, so let's have to tell you that as I'm getting ready for the program tonight. That's going on. In the back of my mind and also going on, is this case load that continues to rise around the country. And I have some major concerns about this case. Load going up and those concerns may surprise you because it's not just me worrying about other people being healthy or other people being hospitalized whatever else it might might be. I'm actually very selfish about the case. Load going up. I'll tell you why that is here. Just a few moments is Chris Meryl in for Armstrong and Getty..
Look, I Made a Hat! (Stephen Sondheim)
"Hello and welcome to misinformation Trivia podcast for ladies and Gents, and whoever who? what I lost my train of vodka. Feed Trivia Quiz Yeah like Trivia. Teams in Trivia. Listened this podcast. We are hosts I'm Lauren Julia. Yeah when you. Layered half to oh, God. We've been doing this for like almost three years now. I know it's kind of amazing. So good that we're both organized. People are else. This would not have happened for as long as. Know. Basically doing a book report every week for three years. Who knew that we loved book reports so much, so we decided to like a side hobby. So speaking of book reports actually mine is a pretty today my topic is. As Book Report he is. It's GONNA get for the most part this weekend next and my next topic the week after next I think is going to be very very like middle school. This is my. This is my report on so and so. But. Today I decided to do a little a little something different for all Lt. I've I'm expanding my my my mind and my different areas, and like going back in time to where where I was like where I wasn't high school, and what my where my interest lied, so. Today my topic is going to be on Sondheim. is to make. DIS lunch everybody La. So. Caveat. About Sante time. Your girl Lauren is recovering musical theater nerd. I cannot sing which I think. Where a lot of my resentment lies about musical theater, so I used to be super musical theater, and then I was not, and I am to this day like very uncomfortable with musicals, so I am not super familiar with Sondheim like the nitty gritty about it so I will not be. You know giving you personal stories about things, but I will say son. Heim has been involved with both one of my favorite musicals and my most hated musical, the musical I hate more than anything in the whole wide World Flint. Let's just get into it. Shall we please? Stephen Joshua Sondheim was born march twenty, second, nineteen thirty. He is still alive. He's ninety this year. Yep and we'll talk about that in a minute, but He was born into a Jewish family in new. York City the son of Janet and Herbert Sondheim. His father manufactured dresses designed by his mother. and. The composer grew up on the upper west side of Manhattan and after his parents divorced on a farm near Doylestown Pennsylvania so he was an only child of well-to-do parents, and he lived in the San. Remo on Central Park West and was described in Merrill. seacrest biography, which is called Stephen Sondheim a life. He was an isolated, emotionally neglected child. Perfect for. Perfect for musical theatre Yep he traces his interest in theater to warm for May, which was a broadway musical. He saw when he was nine quote. The curtain went up and reveal the piano. sondheim recalled a Butler to the duster and brushed it up tinkling the keys. I thought that was thrilling. He attended the New York. Military Academy and George School, which was a private quaker preparatory school in Bucks County Pennsylvania. When Sondheim was ten years old, his father already, a distant figure had left his mother for another woman. Herbert sought custody of Steven, but was unsuccessful. sondheim explained it biographer secrets that he was what they called an institutionalized child, meaning one who had no contact with any kind of family. You're in though its luxurious, you're in an environment that supplies you with everything, but human contact, no brothers and sisters, no parents, and yet plenty to eat and friends to play with and a warm bed, you know. SONDHEIM detested his mother, who is said to be psychologically abusive and projected her anger from her failed marriage onto her son. He said when my father left her. She substituted me for him and she used me the way she used him to. Come onto and berate. beat up on. You see what she did for five years is treat me like dirt, but come on to me at the same time. She wants wrote him a letter I know. She wants wrote him a letter, saying that the quote only regrets, she ever had was giving him birth.
Mark Takano on running for office as a gay Asian man in the 1990s
"I WANNA. Take you back to when you first started running for office in the nineties. It was a time where your opponents would us open appeals to homophobia and smears against you, but then when you ran in twenty twelve, you one by quite a large margin, nearly twenty points What changed in the country in Riverside County, and for you personally in that time by nineteen, ninety four. I was taken very very seriously. I wasn't taken so seriously in Nineteen ninety-two. In addition, the incumbent, who just been elected in nineteen, ninety, two had gotten involved in a scandal. The sex scandal and in nineteen, ninety, four I would sweep the primary in June of that year. I'd raise more money actually than the incumbent at that point that that which reduce my of like. How grave it seems for the incumbent. The Republicans obviously were concerned. They used everything in their arsenal that they could including an accusation that I was gay it. It first surfaced with a very right wing senator state. Senator Than Right Haynes. He was at A. An event that had a bunch of religious leaders pastors in. He said to that group. I don't know about you, but I don't WanNa. Homosexual represented us in Washington DC. Mark Takano nutzoid. Liberal homosexual you know that became a little bit of an inside joke, and it never heard that insult before. A small small weekly paper. Picked up the story and that weekly article made its way back to Washington. DC and you can just imagine all the fax machines sort of. The Republican. National Congressional Campaign, committee the RNC was poly spread that that that story all all the way through the. There's venues in DC. Meanwhile the local daily press enterprise was now in a place where. They had to do a story. A state senator had had accused the congressional candidate who the nominee of being gay and the next. Sort of part of the story was to ask the question. Is it true? And so I actually knew the reporter. If you remember named Joan Radovich, I could tell she was not very comfortable. Asking the question is on the job. And you know, I did not answer straightforwardly. I was elliptical and Oblique and I said well. You know this is just my opponents way of of trying to evade the fact that he was on a car with a prostitute and tried to escape from the police. I didn't deny that I was gay I just didn't CEO yes, I am. As it turned out. That was only the beginning. Barney Frank. You know who reviewed this. The you know the situation with as well you know. The press is still looking at this from the point of view that that you've been accused of something shameful and that you've been smeared and that it's somehow. A bad thing to be a gay person. And we didn't really WANNA test being out and proud in that campaign and nightside before. That's wild. Because like you cannot, you cannot imagine the same kind of thing flying in today's climate which is i. think a great thing that shows how how far I think. Many Americans have gone that that I would hope that such a thing would not fly in the way that it was able to back then, but for you in that moment like you're young. Young in your career. How did your you know your very personal experience of deciding whether or not to come out and be out? Coincide with the unfolding of your of your political career like? Did you expect something like that to happen I did I did prepare myself that it could happen I consulted with my family, my mother and father, and I said you know. My mother was still hoping that it wasn't true that I was gay and said I. Don't think it's going to change and I want you and dad that now that this could become an issue and I don't want to go forward with running for office unless. You're okay with that possibility of happening so I had this little conversation with them they they both felt that I should go ahead and run. For whatever reason that was sort of an important thing for me to get out of the way. Wow, so just to make sure I have the story clear like where you publicly out at the time, and if not where you outed by your opponent at the time I would say I wasn't dating one. I wasn't in a relationship and I was kind of just. You know this young bachelor. In one, thousand, nine, hundred was never questioned because I was never i. think taken seriously as a candidate. In so nobody had to kind of try to shine a light on what was what was my Merrill existence in? I would say I was pretty discrete person, but I was. It wasn't a subject that my mother and father talked about a lot, but I did tell them early on that I thought it was gay, and they kind of had the attitude of well. You know, don't decide that yet.
Virginia county pulls officers from D.C. after tear gas used on protesters
"Merrill Barr stony scheduled to apologize to protesters today in just a little bit after Richmond police tear gassed a seemingly peaceful protest a bully monument last night the tear gassing occurred before curfew police claimed at the time that they had the gas the crowd because some officers had been cut off by violent protesters the police department also says it did bowl and will discipline some officers there is more fallout from park police tear gas in a peaceful protest outside the White House of president Donald Trump could hold a photo op at Saint John's church duties visible bishop Mariann Edgar Budde he spoke about the president on ABC's Good Morning America stood in front of St John's and held up a Bible as if as if it were spiritual validation and justification for a message that is antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and to the god of justice supporters of the president or uploading a photo op saying he was showing leadership and support for the
"merrill" Discussed on Adult Swim Podcast
"You can't find any articles. I can't find like an much about him on the original space ghost show like feels like just one of those villain characters who exists of course so much more in the public eye because of all the spin offs and reinterpretations. But I feel like even more so than space goes because at least you can look up. Space goes clips pretty easy. It's hard to find BRAC or his twin brother. Sisto sister yeah Brac was a space cat. Before we get to that let's check the podcast mailbag now. You say mailbag it's a cute thing to say because literally it comes in A. I'd almost say a male inboxes. These days are more of a feed than a bag which we call it. That's check the adult swim. Podcast email g mail. I don't think we you know propped up Google or anything a means. Check the twin podcast. G MAIL BAG. Jack says is there any place I could find captions for the JJ Velarde Podcast? Could it could not understand what he was saying. Maybe he is deaf or does he does. He's hearing impaired. He wants to study it or something I don't know. Should I RESPOND PASTA? Get captions Be Right back. I'll look into this. May I ask why be real like obnoxious and send him a word cloud I just got? Let's get some slack updates in here. I swallowed something. Like lemon seed or too big too. Big Cabbage piece certify die. It's a good one. Should we address my drama with Mr Velarde? Oh yeah hang on from Sydney. Just want to let you know that I really loved the interview with Jj Florida. I'm suffering animation student and a lot of people don't talk about the real shit of the animation world see. That's that's what I was saying. I feel like that just taught me more than my expensive s art school. Good job thank you. Sydney wasn't that what I preface interview. I said if you want a he's got a lot of loud advice for it. That's an look. That's exactly what I was saying. Would resonate found it fascinating. I didn't like learn any business shit in school. I didn't really want to but like he had. I don't know he seemed to have just experienced in an outlook. That was interesting about filtered. And you told me he got angry. I said that he said that. Who's WHO's Maxime Semana said? Oh yeah who does? The gave an obvious answer. Does the podcast with me. I'm a fan of his okay. He doesn't have to. I wasn't being mean. You know. He said he just said I was giving advice to college kids. Well there you go some college kid said it was a great yeah. Why wouldn't you WANNA GIVE I duNno? Imagine if I said this. Jj Velarde you know. He tried really hard to make cartoons. But all these done in life is give advice to college can write. That would what I said now. Jj you're doing great. I'm sorry I'm sorry. You ribbed me back. I don't know how you have the platform. Now you take them. You know what? Jj Villar choose a letter and use it once. Yeah one J would have been fine L. Anyway Way. I've got one more chat update yeah. Rebecca rights hasn't been crying. Have I been crying? Yeah Trying to think the last time I cried. It's been a while but yes I have been crying. No I'm sorry. I don't remember what it was about so I guess it's okay to send your request. Comments CONCERNS CRITICISMS TO ADULTS IN PODCAST G mail DOT COM and Will essentially answer them. I don't know On the network beef house in three busy Devas Continues Sundays at midnight. Here's my chat with Andy Merrill Andy Merrill now in when the roller callers call the talker. Call it's morale so that's always marill. That's hells name Marill. That's a swearing. Sammy Monroe there. Did I meet you? What your audience tag. I can't talk owned four. You're sitting in. It was had been somewhere around there. When did you start? You started after the show star started on Space Ghost August ninety four four months after the show air. 'cause we started the whole putting together and ninety three. It took us a year to put together that first pilot piece of Shit. I've known you forever feels like but I'm going to introduce you to people who don't know you where you from. I'm from Newark. Ohio or is that that is central. Ohio's it's the county seat of Licking County Licking County Licking County just right next to Franklin county where Columbus the capital is. What do you tell people? Your career has been over the past fighter. Yeah where do I normally say? Rider I because every time I would say I'm the voice of black people would be like. Why is that this is? This is true like anytime anybody would go out of cartoon network and go in a bar go out in public and if they were wearing some. Brac PARAPHERNALIA EVERYBODY. Oh cool cool and anytime I would go out would be. Who's WHO's that on your chest. Someone say that Barack arguably more popular than anybody else in the network at the time he might have been you look at the network now and you think about what. It was like there at the beginning. You're at the at the beginning I was. I was there for twenty three years. Wow who hired you? I met with Laszlo and a guy named Dick Connell who is also in programming and both Lonzo in Dick. We're like Hey. Betty needed to see this guy. So they took me up to Betty cones office and had me talk to her and What were you doing in Atlanta? I was working at CNN. Oh I don't want to work in broadcasting so he came to CNN to be an editor on editor. Because that's what I studied in college. They studied television in college. But we learned a lot about the technical side. I also did like plays and stuff so I was on the performing side too but Yeah I would I would I started as a VJ which is video journalists. They call it and what you would do is cute talent to the camera and rip scripts and separate the scripts and gives the scripts to the the the anchor that would treat you like shit who call them out not all of them whose name waters waters was the where he was. Here's the guy with the white hair kind of like cutbacks. Yeah and he would use an entire can of of hairspray every commercial break Lou Lou. Waters Illu if you're listening if you're listening to attack US probably dead so you wanted to get out of there. Well Yeah but I I worked my way up to Satellite feeds where I would taken the The feeds from the different outside reporters and put them on tape. And then I was like the tape person so I would have to run like four different machines during during any news show that I was on kind of like a DJ. Yeah and they don't do that now because it's all computerized but the WHI. How'd you get the cartoon I saw on the Company Bulletin Board? Well I. I saw news that Ted had had bought the Hanna Barbera Library. So I know it. He's going to do with that. And I just saw the job listings at CNN said cartoon network entry programming. What does that mean to be an entry program? It was like that's kind of a ground floor job you just taking cartoons scheduling them for air. So you went and met Laszlo met with Lonzo. Do you remember what that was like? Yeah he was nice then he he had just come from. Tbs and before that he was he worked in the mailroom so so we were all kind of humble little tiny employees in the tiny Turner Broadcasting System. That was back in the day where it felt like a family organization because basically the ladder was me. Laszlo Betty Ted. So you're always like four people away from Ted. Wow The ted come by you. Ever see him now. I only saw him at CNN interviewing he was getting interviewed by Maria Shriver so lasso hires you sit near him. What are you guys? Do this program cartoon in. That's basically. Oh Yeah we program cartoons. We would come up like about a few months into it. We started coming up with stunts because they wanted to focus on a different character each month so I think the the the month before space goes I think was Morocco mall from Secret Squirrel and then So we had planned a little secret squirrel marathon around that and then and the month of June of ninety three was space ghost month and so we were just sitting around coming up with ideas for a marathon and crap like that and thing is khaki that we're coming up with names. She came up with space. Ghost coast to coast. And I guess Lonzo kind of had this idea of Basically had doing talk show we. I being the editor that I was Took US base goes cartoon recorded Denzel WASHINGTON OFF OF A CNN entertainment. Show and kind of through it all together in the editing booth and that's how the pilot came to be so you're a program guy and you moved up presumably in the ranks. So how that works I was. There's no like level of programming but Lonzo thing about Lonzo. Is that when we started? You know we had such low salaries because CNN just had really low salaries. But I have two jobs when I worked at CNN. Two jobs ass Shannon. No I had a CNN job. And then I worked at Bennigan's server. Yeah you remember how much you made at CNN. Fifteen fifteen an hour. Fifteen thousand dollars Shit. You have me beat man. I was a I was making five. Wow then I went to cartoon network and they said eighteen fifty and eighteen five eighteen thousand five hundred hundred house like wow can eat another meal with then then Lonzo. I don't know how he justified it. Or anything would give Khaki and I like seventy five percent raises or whatever back then and it happened twice and then I think he couldn't do it anymore. So space goes comes along and does your programming job go away. I didn't stop programming. Until Warner Brothers. Order twenty six episodes of space girls. That would happen. Yeah I I was working on space ghost until maybe episode Tan A- and then I was just kind of getting tired of the BS and Decided I wanted to just cool it for a while? It was the BS. I'm sure people look back on what what could be that way from a show it was. I can describe what it was like. During the Warner Brothers twenty four season because it just felt like you were locked in a room and yelled at every day. But I don't know I think I got tired of. It seemed like at the time that the loudest person in the room. We'd get their ideas put on paper and I just couldn't yell anymore. Who was there it was it was a Khaki Matt Moliro Lonzo and.
Hook, Line, and Sink-Her: A History of Fishnets
"Berry wrote to US last month with the following an inquiry. And I'm quoting him. He says my wife and I have very different. Connotations we see fishnets I primarily. Associate them with burlesque and showgirls. But she remembers wearing them as a young girl in the nineteen sixties and primarily associates them with much younger girls and more innocent fashion. What's the history of Fishnets as a fashion accessory and that Berry is a great question and an inquiry that I immediately jumped on and it took me way back into unexpected and quite frankly unchartered territory for myself. This might not come as a surprise to our listeners but fishnets are of course athlete named after Fishing Nets School. The obvious yes April. It's been awhile since. We've put our dress. Detective hats on. Oh I see where we're going with this if you wouldn't mind grabbing yours a we are heading back in history actually quite far back maybe the farthest we've ever gone we're going back. Twenty eight thousand. I think we might need more than a half for that up. But I'm ready whenever you. I'm so sorry to disappoint you. Dress listeners but women were not in fact wearing fishnets. Twenty eight thousand years ago that we have evidence however in two thousand eighteen archaeologist and South Korea found fourteen limestone sinkers so basically these weights that have these grooves and them that indicated that they would have been tied to fishing at these extent. Sinkers are believed to be anywhere from twenty eight thousand five hundred and fifty. I love how precise date is to twenty nine thousand four hundred sixty years old and this discovery actually added nineteen thousand years to the earliest known use of fishing nets. My mind is officially blown. A little pink. Yeah and Fishing. Nets are essentially fibers nodded into an open structure resembling a grid. They've been used by cultures all over the world for thousands and thousands of years obviously and while the net attached to those thinkers that cash. Just mentioned doesn't survive. There are some really really old net. Set still do. The entry net found an entry of Finland is one of the oldest extant fishing nets in the world dating to around eighty four fifty BC E. And what is especially fascinating? Is that the same technology used to make these early fishing nets more or less is still in use today which is amazing and while our fish nets might be made of different fibers. They basically exists in the same form as they would have thousands or even tens of thousands of years ago but when did fishing nets you know this simple impractical device used for catching fish cast become fish nets that we all know and some of US wear today. Well this was not as easy and answered track down as I was hoping although I am grateful to pass dress guests Karen Been Horan. Who pointed me to our earliest visual source not eighty four hundred BC early but fifteen hundred to fifteen twenty ad early so you know five hundred years ago carrying authored a book with Jane Merrill called. She's got legs a history of hemlines and fashion and in the book they feature an image of an Italian jar from the walters. Art Museum in Baltimore which depicts a woman wearing these calf-high stockings which basically we can describe as fishnet stockings. And will yeah. It's pretty cool and it you are. Maybe we'll post it. And this is a painted image so not an extent example of fish nets but we have little else to go on except that the artists took their inspiration from somewhere. So maybe somewhere someone wearing These actual calf-high fishnet stockings. But the question is were women wearing fishnets in sixteenth century Italy. We might not have hard and fast evidence that they were but this is around the time. That scholars generally agree that lace a handmade openwork fabric was first being developed and really implemented into dress in Europe. And I know you're thinking lace fishnets lace fishnets. Well stay with us here. You know there are essentially two different types of lace and there can be many variations of those two types but the main two types are needle lace which includes a single needle and thread or uses a single needle and thread and there's also bobbin lace which involves multiple threads on Bobbins and they get braided together crossed over into many number of patterns so while we often associate lace with its intricate. Floral patterning of the foundation or the ground of this patterning is frequently a net. So if you look at the ground of. Let's say Valentine's lace. You will see that it's a square or diamond mesh or like an openwork very similar albeit smaller size to what we associate with fish net. So there's there's there's usually a net background on lace or a lot of lace. Yeah in the same can be said for filet lace April where patterning is achieved by embroidery on a knotted net ground so emphasis on the nodded. Because we just referenced this in relation to the construction of fishing nets and in fact fillet work is thought to have developed directly out of the fishing net which would have been owned by any number of European communities to which it would have been an indispensable tool. It's not far fetched to imagine that an enterprising woman might have recognized its potential value as a textile and began experimenting with decorative effects that being said cast all of these places. We just mentioned. Were being produced at this time entirely by hand which was incredibly time intensive and highly meticulous in this process and this meant that laces were prohibitively. Expensive all better few and because of this they really became status symbols and it is because of this reason that we have so many amazing portrait's from the sixteenth seventeenth eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that have these incredibly detailed depictions of lace. These men and women wanted to show off their lace right. They're literally wearing their wealth On their clothing and and it was an important that that the the porteous relayed that to the viewer but while we see the origins of an open net patterning lace of this period. I still had a really hard time finding any evidence of handmade lace net stockings. An I surmise. That these pieces were just too valuable to us as a garment that in addition to not being seen what have been subjected to the wear and tear a practical use. Because they're on your feet. You Walk on your feet for women to even begin to consider wearing net as a footwear fashion accessory to things appear to have had to have happened. I saw one lace net. How become affordable and thus more disposable and to as an impractical garment because you know fish nets fishnet tights are nothing if not a novelty? They really have to be seen to be appreciated. It's not like they're keeping you warm or anything like
One Of The Wildest Markets In History
"Markets in general are so different than they were exactly a week ago at this time the pace of change of what we're experiencing is almost is just completely bewildering unprecedented. It feels like so. I know what you mean but I am going to say. We're recording this. On March sixteenth. And a week ago we were limited down on S. and P. Five hundred rushers and we were limit down again this morning so Monday. Therefore we must have hit the circuit. Breakers I say that with sarcasm. This is not normal. We've hit limit down. I think like three times in the past week right and I think we've limit up at least once or twice the volatility that we're seeing is just relentless and the pace of change in life you know. Last weekend I was still out. I took my daughter to the park. Saw some friends at the park. I wasn't going inside to bars or anything like that or restaurants. This weekend I was alone I walked through some of the same neighborhoods that I walked through last weekend and to say that it would it would divide was different. Truly is truly an understatement. So many of the places that I saw people where they were still lining up just completely empty in what what would normally be busy parts of New York on a Nice pre-spring day. All I'M GONNA say is welcome to my world and I think you were warned. Having listened to me complain about this for six weeks but social distancing has been well into effect to here in Hong Kong. We've had hoarding. We've had fights over a toilet paper we've experienced at all So yeah it's kind of surreal to watch the rest of the world especially Europe and the US. Now go through what we saw in Hong Kong and China and some other parts of Asia. Just six weeks ago. Yeah Surreal to say the least it also of course creates very a rapid changes in our own. you know micro podcasting schedule because even the guests that we're talking about and that have Scheduled we're actually having to change the topics on the fly because the original plan. The original discussion suddenly doesn't feel as relevant as it did even say two weeks ago. Yeah it's been challenging scheduling thoughts episodes and I think the sheer speed with which markets have sold off is absolutely soundings are saw one Analysis from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where they were talking about how it's been the fastest bear market on record because we've had just twenty one days from the trough until we fell twenty percent that the next fastest one was back in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine. It's never that great to see twenty twenty right up against nineteen twenty nine comparative Markets Chart. But I will say one thing. That's remarkable about the current market selloff. And it really puts you in mind of of whether or not this is technically driven or at least being exacerbated by technical factors or how much of it is driven by actual fears of the economy and to me. It could go either way right if you assume that big parts of Europe and the US maybe Asia again as we got a second wave of infections are going to be shut down for the foreseeable future in clearly. That is a serious economic problem on the other hand. Some of the action that you've seen in markets these weird moves like limit up one day and then limit down the next. You sort of self reflexive do seem to indicate some sort of technical driver as well.
Morgan Stanley to Buy E-Trade, Linking Wall Street and Main Street
"Start with the big deal of the day and that Morgan Stanley buying e-trade. This is an all stock deal valued at thirteen billion dollars and this shouldn't be super surprising. I guess it when you think about the ripple effects of last year when Schwab said Yeah we're going to cut our trading commissions zero and cut to however many months later and e trades like. Yeah Yeah we'll we'll we'll let ourselves be acquired for that price yeah E. Trade has Grown into a large Large company with plenty of money in it and plenty of assets and accounts but having really built its model around take control of your finances by trading stocks and you know that that portion of the business being making money off of every single. One of those trades gone They needed Sort of the new business model to to marry up too and they found one. I was a little surprised to see right at the open this morning. Shares of Morgan Stanley. Were down like four five percent. And I just you know in in my limited analysis. I thought I I'm I'm not sure you know that's not a huge drop and it has come back up from there. Were right before the. We walked in the studio check. Maybe only down one and a half percent but it seems like a good deal for Morgan Stanley. They think they can get half a billion dollars out of quote unquote synergies over the next three years and the resulting firm is going to have three trillion dollars worth of assets. I mean their ability to use the deposits within each raid to help fund their lending operation. It seems like a good deal for Morgan Stanley. All right well up until recently The the standard movement of stocks on an acquisition would be the acquiring company went down in the acquired company went up so I think that's one thing to remember. Is that an acquirer. Having its stock go down is not all that unusual and I think. The implication from the market's initial reaction. Which as you pointed out might be more muted. As the day goes along is that this was an acquisition of assets. But maybe paid more than you had to It's it's not not a jaw-dropping price but I think Goldman Sachs has come out and and sort of promoted themselves by saying that. They built their own Funnel of similar assets or Marcus. And you know that baby Morgan Stanley is overpaying compared to you know what the market rate is for a pile of assets and the business and a platform as well the comes along with those assets but really the value seems to be that whereas e-trade people fund their accounts. They leave a certain amount of money in in cash and E. Trade pays them pretty little for that and invest that into largely mortgage-backed securities and now that spread which is pretty tight and going to remain tight in the low interest rate environment. They can bring that over to Morgan. Stanley who need assets Because they like to lend to Richer people that Will end up paying a little bit more. And our our barring the money With a little bit more risk than the more mortgage backed security market that E. Trade was getting all of its revenues from basically the the float the spread on that. You're absolutely right all of you next topic there was a I I was GonNa say you're absolutely right. That all things being equal the average deal of two public companies the acquiring company their stock drops. A little bit. I was surprised at the amount it had dropped. But you're right. No one should be surprised that it dropped a little bit. By the same token no one should be surprised the Goldman Sachs direct competitor of Morgan Stanley. Came out and said we think you overpaid for that and by the way. Here's our thing which we built ourselves. I mean no disrespect to Goldman Sachs but if they think that Marcus has a better has better visibility and name identification than e-trade. They're fooling themselves. Well there's There's about fifty billion In Marcus according to what I've read and so that's a little bit more than e-trade okay. E-trade has got the name. Recognition has got the brand but people associated with stock trading which is now free so the where the brand goes is going to be interesting Know once upon a time it was scaled around Commercials of babies trading stocks stroke. Why is there that remember? The trade baby That was a focus of the company for years and a good advertising campaign You just reminded me of the The CEO Morgan Stanley was being interviewed on CNBC this morning and it talked about. He was asked. When did you first start having these conversations with E. Trade and he said well to be perfectly honest back in two thousand and two when I was at Merrill Lynch and I was impressed and at that point I just stopped listening to what I said because I was reminded like Oh right Merrill Lynch. That was a brand that used to exist. You know to your point about E. Trade. We'll see where the brand still exists. Merrill Lynch random exists. I'M PRETTY SURE. Be Of a is methodically. Get eliminating the Merrill Lynch brand. I'm just saying it exists. You can you can go to. There are Merrill Lynch Coutts there. There are and billions of dollars there. Now that you one of the reasons for that maybe that you've got a generation that trusts the name Merrill Not that you're trying to draw new assets in surly Andrew that but you're not going to eliminate that brand as quickly as you might think because there are piles of money there that are maybe not paying close attention but alike the association that they have with with that brand. I don't think it's going away quickly. I just think it's going away and the evidence points to the fact that it's going
"merrill" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"You know all kind of odd that space which is meditation. There's meat eater and on the recently yeah Which is has nothing to do with any of those things. It's for Brozi like sports and those Bros. Common thread is that they have all of these brands of extremely passionate loyal followings. Yeah and so I think you know once we saw that you know it just felt like such a a natural fit and so we continue the conversation and and so basically almost a year to the day later is when we closed ten years of building a company. A lot of work. You guys have families. I'm assuming there was an offer from someone to to sell the entire thing and you could have some sort of employment agreement. But then you're done you don't own the company anymore. You guys are structured. We're used to. This was the sticking point I think we were having back and forth last fall. You guys still own a significant stake in the company. Churning Group owns it but you guys have the company that has better presumably at some point turning group might find another buyer for you guys will benefit for. I conceal the reasons to do that. But I can also see what you guys saying. This is really hard. We should do something else this ten years building a thing. It's nothing great that you do is easy you know and I think that's like yes. There have been very many very hard moments. But also we're getting to build something that we want and that we think is like needed in the world and and that's like super cool and super lucky. So yeah we want to keep doing that you know and also like we're in this is not like we. We went to business school. And you're like Ooh here's an opportunity in this market. Let's go after it and we're just totally honest about saying that by the way. Yeah it is this is white. Instead of making up a story about how they wanted to accept that when you're up against US companies fundraising and investors are like well you know. Here's the trustworthy. Nba versus like the towing experts like that. That was a frustration for us. But anyway I'm kind of Digressing You know I think that for us you know. This is the industry that we're obsessed with and we want you know. Do Innovative things you know and I think that you know having so for us like the turn group like they're supportive of that and they are super excited to get behind it so to us. That's why we weren't looking to get out. Sure we were. You know after ten years you want to de risk or you want early employees or your early investors to Be Able to So we realize yeah yeah be have have their investment recognize. Yeah but of course we sleep better at night now right. I mean that's the other big difference is that you know when we got to those moments of worrying about runway except in the very beginning we were you know we were the stewards of this group of people in this business and the buck stopped with us and you know now we have support and support from people that we really like and we really love working let I was Gonna ask how life has changed besides the fact that you guys were able to get some money personally. Presumably and distribute money to your investors employees Any other practical changes in the way the business operates now that you're no longer the owner. Well so the other thing. I think this is something that we didn't recognize immediately with. T G is that you know it's led by people who have operated businesses and it's astonishing. How big of a different side. That makes us like sort of day to day partners and I are like already like helped us figure out a bunch of things that were like I I just. I'm not sure our previous board would have been able to necessarily. I mean they may have wanted to try to help us with. But like it's there's just something different about you know working with people who have you know run teams done a lot of hiring you know reorganize things and like you know just. They helped us basically come up. We were trying to revamp our our strategic planning and we kind of got stuck and they just came and they're like well. Hey how you take a look at this method that we've used in the past. See what you think and we were like. Oh take that and implement that whole thing at an interesting time because I think well lots of Media. Companies are trying to find other revenue sources. A lot of them are interested in commerce. This one certainly is. I'm working at You guys have figured out commerce to a degree. There's also been this big run in direct to consumer stuff or you see brands. That don't have media going out and sort of treating their own brand on instagram A lot of them have grown very quickly. And then you're also seeing a lot of them sort of hit. The Public Market Casper just had problems. There's a lot of skepticism about. Oh maybe you can't grow these retail things on the one hand. There's I think a lot of optimism on the media side of retail sounds great. And there's a lot of folks who starting re who've been running small retail businesses. Who are saying. Oh we've got a problem here. I think even big retail businesses are feeling. Well where do you? Where do you think this works? I mean where. Do you think this goes free? You do push more into retail and commerce. Do you bolster the media side. Detroit Hedge your bets. I think you focus on the relationship. I mean this is what we've been and and I started to go back to something that I know it's like it's hard to measure eight but it's like we have this passionate audience and I think making sure that we are lake the resource for them and like serving them really really well and they turned to us. They think of us like I when they're figuring out what they're going to cook for dinner or if they're buying someone you know another person who likes food holiday gift You know or if they need to you know they have a question about cooking and they know the place to come and ask. Yeah I mean. We're always responding to them and listening to them and one practical way that this comes into play is with our emails so we're in the process of really sort of re revisiting. Our emails strategy design cadence. All of that and really breaking our audience down into very specific cohorts or personas based on their behavior and based on what they've shown an interest in previously or not and you know also giving them the opportunity to say. Hey I actually only one overseas receive emails. That our editorial or I'm not really interested in the writing. I just want to see your best new products but also we can. We can tell from the data. What some of their preferences are and so. What we don't want to be doing going forward is trying to shove you know. Products down the throats of loyal readers. Who just aren't interested in shopping from US right. Because that's eventually how you're GONNA make money is getting into by L. Now I mean we do. We do have advertising we. I mean we still. It's not that we're not abandoning that. And there are also you know there. Lots of their other revenue streams Either in development or that we maybe haven't even thought of yet like I. I think that we feel like if you have this passionate following their ways to monetize it Successfully I think if we're just trying to like get everyone to convert on our shop. We'RE GONNA lose people. How many users do you have? How many folks are visiting you? Well across our platforms. It's around say. Eighteen million a month includes instagram sites. That you are A and that would be our email lists. Yeah that's obviously over the last Yes so again like for Media Company. Pretty modest numbers. Are you sold a majority stake in the company for eighty three million dollars cracked? Yeah so I think. A lot of folks would be very happy to turn their eighteen million users into that kind of valuation And are probably scratching their head going. How did they do that? And how do we do that? Maybe that's the second podcast at some point. So are we love to Merrill? Amanda thank you for coming by. Thank you for being patient with me. I'm texting me occasion when you thought I had a problem with my writing open critiques compliment. Thanks to you guys for listening recode medium. We'll see you next week..
Sabrina Ionescu Wants to Win the Whole Damn Thing
"Merrill is a senior writer for ESPN and spent time with Sabrina UNESCO in her family last year for an in-depth profile Liz gets called generational talent? Now sometimes it feels like every top prospect every year gets called a generational talent but with her. It does not seem like hyperbole. No it's not. She's the real deal. She is sort of the Serena Williams of women's basketball. She can shoot the ball. You'd ask you three out. Topped the net barely move. She can dish out passes with relative ease. It looks like she's not even trying cut by over us into double figures at a great pass by ZIP on her passes they get there so quickly and then she can crash the boards UNESCO rebound. She's opened for three it. And you look at the stat sheet and all of a sudden. Wow this kid has thirty points ten assists and ten rebounds and you didn't notice because she makes it look so effortless people are taking notice. Celebrities are taking notice celebrities. Have come just to watch her and the Oregon women play Which you would have never really heard of that. Ten or fifteen years ago like male professional athletes taking the time to meet her or give her a shoutout. I mean this is an example of game recognizing game. Well what have some of those other athletes said about her well Steph? Curry has called her. A legend Libron has called her queen and said that she so dope. Kobe has had. Actually you know gone to meet her. Him and his daughter had seen her play. And what evolved? There was a friendship. You didn't necessarily see that crossover before you know when you did in in times past. You're like wow if you ever saw like a male athlete especially the best of the best. When you're talking about Lebron and staff in Kobe I mean these are guys who've actually seen her play and have taken the time to either go on twitter. Whatever venue and to praise her play. That's a pretty big deal. You know. Even Gino Auriemma said. She's smart. She waits for you to make a mistake a lot of lot of guards. They go so fast that they don't give you a chance to make a mistake. She goes at a pace. Where she waits in waits and waits. When you screw up. She takes advantage of and that's saying a lot for from him who has seen so many great players. I mean every time you think of a great women's basketball player. We're almost always talking about somebody who went to uconn. Be Terachi or BRIANNA STEWART. Or Sue bird or my amore. We're almost always talking about someone who come from that program. Now we're talking about somebody who plays for Oregon and it's not like Oregon is in the middle of nowhere but it's not an easy place to watch basketball because they're on the west coast. You're not GONNA if the if they are on. Tv A lot of times. They're late but yet a more and more people are getting to know about her star power and the fact that you've got all of these these guys who are at the best of the best. You've got Lebron calling her queen I mean that is that's being displayed to all of his millions of followers. Some of the praise that she's received you just. You don't see that you haven't seen that in the past from other women's basketball players. Cobi not only praised her. He actually broke down her game for us. We'll look Sabrina and say okay. She's great handling the ball. Of course us. She's great onscreen roles. Of course she is but what makes really dangerous is that she can catch and shoot to right so she can move off the ball. She's just as dangerous. Doing this. Offer catching shoot. She was asked about him after his death and had this to say I mean everything I do. I do it for him. Obviously Really close friend and this season's for him. What was their relationship like so she met him he. He attended one of her games and over the past year so they became pretty close. She admired his game deeply and vice versa. He you know obviously Kobe with a daughter. Who's really into Basketball that was sort of a bond a she was really emotional after Learning of his death She dedicated that next game to him and kind of broke down just talking about him before we get to this season and what. Sabrina 's accomplishing. I WanNa talk to you about how this all began. How Her story starts? You did a big profile of Sabrina. Last year you spent time with her and her family was she like as a kid well so she had a really unique background. Her family's from Romania. She didn't grow up there but in nineteen eighty nine. The was a revolution in Romania and her father. Dan wanted to leave the country seeking political asylum and so he left for Northern California leaving his wife and their two year old son Andrei behind. He went there sort of for the American dream to kind of provide for the family told the family told his wife. Hey hopefully I can send for you in six months. Got a cab job and was trying to make some money now. That six months a turned into five years five years past he by this time he has turned that cab job into his own limousine company and he can send for the family. So that's nine thousand nine hundred five two years later. Pair of twins were born A boy and a girl and Sabrina came I of course because she would end up being sort of the bossie sibling of the family. And then Eddie came. I think eighteen minutes later That really forged her path having a twin brother who played basketball and the reason they started playing basketball was because both parents worked and maybe it was a simpler time but her dad would drop them off at a park down the street and Walnut Creek and she just started playing her. Daddy would play with other kids. Klay Curry COMP. Exactly she was the one bringing the curry. Okay say you know I was first recurring there you go. She'd get knocked around a lot and she do some knocking herself and sheer. Her skills really evolved from that street basketball into what we see. Now which is one of women's basketball's lead. I mean they got so good that they would start hustling older kids or even adults for like money. that they would use to buy slurpy and you know they speak Romanian and so they could actually Kinda have their own code when they're playing or even if they wanted to make fun of the players that they were playing against they talk to each other in Romania. Hate to use the word tomboy but she was You know her. Mom told me when Sabrina was in junior high. Some a counselor called and said hey you know. We're really concerned about her going to high school. Because she doesn't really communicate with any females. She over friends or boys and her mom's like yeah whatever. Okay I'll get right on that and did nothing. Because she knew that she was developing this young woman who was strong who had her own voice and did what she wanted to and was really good at it so her size helped them in that hustle. Did it lead to her being underestimated when she got to junior high and high school she was but by the time she was leaving high school and being recruited obviously she was heavily sought after. Shit. Yeah She. She wasn't the first person you would look for on the court. She wasn't necessarily anything spectacular By any means but once you saw her play in what she could do a lot of her stuff is like you know the old fashioned elbow grease stuff where you know she the reason. She has all those rebounds is because when she played with boys she never got the ball and so the only way she was getting the ball is if she somehow muscled her way in there. The family is not a basketball family. Didn't even know anything about basketball before they came here and even in those first years they. It wasn't something that they really knew. A lot about coming from Romania. Pretty much everything she has gotten has sort of. Been off of this whole work
Do Pink Marigolds Exist?
"Like blooming. Mary goals and I would like marigolds. With pink blooms when and where can Pank marigolds be purchased? Well no I would have to say one of our sponsors will quite likely have something in that range now. I have to put it that way because I do not remember ever seeing a pink. Marigold however Mark Fingers can work through a computer real fast. He came up with one called Strawberry Blonde. It's listed as a French. Marigold which most of them are and that it comes in a light pink to yellow shade. Now I have not seen that so I don't know quite what it would be. First of all miracles must go in in good bright sun be reasonably well drained And I made a terrible mistake on some of the miracles in the past. I put them in what? I'll call the low edge of my bed which is slightly inclining and a in a wet spring. They didn't take hold well and then they literally drowned right down toward where the water would stay wail nearly stand and so on but anyhow well drained beautiful son is the situation there and strawberry blonde. I do not know I I would say that. They need to catalog and they need to look it up. 'cause Strawberry Blonde is indicative. But I think men. We're GONNA see a yellowed. I'm I'm sorry a pink. That's yellowed. Four nine understand they they turn pinkish shade. And then turn back yellowish in the Sun. Okay Well No. That's that's where your fingers did the walk in good information because as I say I just plain know that plant now if you enjoy miracles I always have I was just telling mark that when I was a little boy. My great aunt grew some marigolds. Were Taller than I was At that point in time they had a great big fat bright yellow pom-pom flower she saves the seed or saved the seed. I wish I still had some. Because they they bred true every year she had them of course finally got a little taller than the American idol took a long time but I love them for their resilience and so on they can if they stand to wet and I would not mulch them. You don't want too much water running. Because they will they can contract a fungal disease. That can pretty much destroyed that but I would say not to worry about that now. It's not a marigold but if I wanNA bright pink and there are a number of shades of bright pink I would automatically think And I'm assuming that that she wants to put these in the sun and so on I would go straight away to Mar. NO NO FROM. Merrill's I would go to geraniums okay are there. Are Any number of light pink dark pink pinkish toward rid et CETERA. I have used them in the past and I'm looking at them from sixty seventy feet away for all practical purposes and we're talking about a pink that can be easily seen clear into evening dusk. They're they're quite so. I hope maybe that would help. But certainly the strawberry blonde and Well we'll both learn from that because I just don't
Critics Blast Proposed Changes To The National Environmental Policy Act
"And Environmental Law that is obscured many. Americans became a point of heated debate between business and environmental groups in Denver. Yesterday the trump administration held the first of two hearings on proposed changes grace hood of Colorado public radio reports the fifty year old National Environmental Policy Act or Niba requires -quires a major evaluation. Every time new infrastructure like highways dams and oil pipelines. Get built reviews can average seven years to complete trump trump administration officials and industry advocates. Like Ed Mortimer with the US Chamber of Commerce say. The process needs to be streamlined. The investors can be lined up but those plans may be mothballed for years and sometimes decades due to the ever thickening layer of process that has amassed on project applicants who seek federal Permits under Niba depot. The trump administration would limit in depth environmental reviews to just two years analysis of Hume live or indirect effects would no longer be required tired. That would limit the government's ability to evaluate climate change impacts of projects and it concerns third-generation Nebraska rancher and farmer emerged genie. Crumley who lives along the path of the Keystone Excel pipeline. We take seriously that fifty years from now when our grandchildren are running this very farm cats L. would have abandoned toxic leaky thirty six inch pipeline in our field. Leaving our grandson with a liability the proposed changes would allow private companies to write the most complicated reviews themselves. Under federal supervision and public comment periods would be moved to earlier in the process process. Something environmentalists worry would limit participation with only about one hundred speaking slots available in Denver. Many spoke outside the hearing hearing nearby about one. Hundred environmentalists gathered around a small stage in a parking lot. People like Denver Metro Resident Merrill Blackwell. DOC well one hundred slots for something so critical is not really enough for public comment. That's why we're here. A second hearing on the trump administration's nations proposal to reform the National Environmental Policy Act will be held in Washington. DC In two weeks digital comments are being taken through March tenth. Environmental groups are expected to challenge any final changes in court for N._P._R.. News I'M GRACE HOOD IN DENVER.
Bonus Episode! Your Questions Answered
"I'm Merrill Arnett Mama meditators and Co owner of sacred chill in West. This podcast is reported from live Monday night at a tation loss where we have a brief discussion followed by twenty nine guided meditation. Hi guys welcome to the mindful minute. This episode is a little different from our normal episodes. I am Trying something new for twenty twenty and I would love your feedback so always feel free to shoot me a note and let me know what you think of this I am intending gene. Once a month once a quarter or something like that to do an episode that is frequently asked questions. I am delighted delighted to receive emails and Instagram messages from you guys. Ask your meditation questions. I love to respond an answer and I thought it take a few over the last couple months and answer them out loud here so that you guys could all benefit if you two are dealing with some of these questions so the first question that I want to talk about today is a question about the breath so as you know if you've meditated with me before four. The breath is our anchor right. This is what we use to hold us to the present moment and what we do. Is We invite ourselves to look at ourselves. Feel the breath. I all these other things might be happening but we are trying to focus on the feeling of the breath during meditation and the question. I received a few weeks ago. was what do I do if this is really hard. So this a particular person. was writing to say that oftentimes there breath feels very uncomfortable. It's too fast. It's too active. It's not correct correct. And it makes them feel uncomfortable and it makes them feel like it takes them a long time to actually relax lacks and settle into the meditation. And this comes up so often so the first piece of advice I wanNA share is that you don't have to use the breath okay. So the breath is an anchor but it is not the only anchor. The reason that one is taught hot so often is because if you're alive you're breathing so if you're using breath as an anchor certainly you can be anywhere at any time and be able to meditate however if breath creates a feeling of anxiety or discomfort for you then that is perhaps not the writer right because certainly were not trying to create anxiety and discomfort where we meditate. We might feel that way sometimes. But we're not trying to create it so rather than focus on the breath you have options. One of the most popular choices is sound this one for some people. They will find this to be so much easier than focusing on the breath. Even so the way that we focus on southbound is exactly the the same way we focus on the breath we let our ears open up we let the natural sounds Mar- environment rise and fall into our awareness fairness as they do and rather than try to label each sound. Describe each sound. Talk to yourself yourself about each sound. You're simply listening with no corresponding judgment or discussion but just to hear. I'm recording this at my yoga studio right now. There's lots of truck driving by so I can hear those kind of rise up and fall away in the background and I'm not creating the story around them. I just letting myself listen. So that's one option. Another option that some people will use is actually to use site as an anchor so obviously this means you would have your eyes open and often you pick something specific so this could be a candle flame. It could be a single flower something right in front of you. And you're going to let your gaze rest on this thing six inches to a foot or so in front of you. Perhaps whatever feels comfortable for your Is and you're gonNA let your eyes go soft so that you're not intently focusing. You're not cataloging every single thing that you see which you're more leading the image. Fill your senses so that when you get distracted the anchor is pulling you back to. What are you see seeing the colors in front of you the textures in front of you?
Welcome to The Mindful Minute!
"Hey y'all welcome to the mindful minute I'm Merrill are net on the host of this podcast and in really looking forward to sharing these stories and meditations Sion's with you. I created this podcast to focus on everyday joy to support everyday joy. And really what I mean by that is I I am. I think every day practitioner. And that's what I'm going to guess. Most of you. Listeners are to what that means is I'm a mom of two to I have a partner I have family owned business. I have every day real life commitments and I started my my meditation practice not by traveling to Asia and studying with great master for six months or a year in a monastery not by I going on an extensive retreat somewhere I've never been a monk or non I just had this low lying gene subtle sense of discontent not that. There's anything hugely wrong but I was walking around feeling like things were supposed to be better. And if I got to this sort of magical endgame space will then surely I would be happy and and luckily I knew somewhere in my brain that that just couldn't be right. It shouldn't be that way and so I began a meditation practice ten ten years ago and I began just by trying to comprehend what exactly meditation is. And what we're supposed to be doing in it and and it really took three years and a lot of exploring until I found the teachers that spoke to my brain that made meditation make sense and feel doable. And then I probably spend another year two years building the meditation habit so I was trying to meditate tape. Certainly it wasn't every day on and off I would try. I would forget I will try again. But in that expanse dance of these first five years of practice. Even though it wasn't consistent I was beginning to have these little ordinary moments That were becoming more awake more alive so in that time. Nothing drastic changed. I didn't like quit my job and do you something new. I didn't leave my partner. I didn't move. I didn't nothing drastic and yet I was starting starting to experience these little moments here and they are where I was noticing beauty or joy or connection that I might previously missed. I was feeling more satisfaction just in the everyday experience of my life as it is and each of those moments really helped me encouraged me push me to meditate again
CAR T-Cell Therapy and the Future of Cancer Treatment
"Today we're GONNA be talking to Cherie Virago professor of medicine and medical molecular genetics and also director of the stem cell program. I use school of Medicine. He Generals General's GonNa talk to us today about stem cell. Therapy and car T.. Therapy in particular which you may have heard in the news but before we get to that. Let's start with some basics first of all. Welcome to the program program thank you. Can you tell us in general what it means to be not only a professor of medicine but a professor of medical and molecular genetics so medical Michael Molecular Genetics. It's a very broad term It's it's really looking at the molecular basis of disease Not just inherited a disease but Many of the diseases have a molecular basis. Even if they're not directly inherited had he actually look get to the molecular basis. What kind of research technologies are you using? The biggest technology at the moment is Sequencing genes particularly in in terms of Chewers in my area sequencing can cell's genome to identify particular mutations. That could be targetable identifying mutations Sion's that in future could be Way We could design drugs perhaps decided Also there are ways of personalizing Medicine in a way Way We can identify Because not all cancer even the same kind of cancer is not all Homogeneous there's a lot of heterogeneity so if you can identify certain mutations in a person's at cancer cell you may be able to target that specifically perfect for that person's cancer as opposed to all the people with that kind of cancer. So how do you train to do this kind of work so in your career career how what did you do to get to this point. Well I guess there are various ways of getting there the way I got there. I trained actually in Australia Did all my hematology. Aw called you training in Australia. And then I did a PhD. That was more related to stem cell transplantation rather than molecular medicine at the time and then I moved to Ohio state where I stayed there for about six years on faculty and then the opportunity came to lead the transplant program. Ram At Indiana University. So I moved there in two thousand six. So we're talking about treating cancer. Is it all kinds of cancer or specific kinds of cancer. Turner accident well as a stem cell transplant. we're really focusing on hematological. Kansas blood cancers So leukemia multiple myeloma lymphoma. These are the ones that are amenable really to stem cell transplantation. You talk about what the differences are between those three short so It's really the cell of origin or the origin of the cancer so leukemia we're really talking about Cancers of blood stem cells the bone marrow in multiple myeloma. We're really talking about Cancer cells plasma cells which really part of the immune system in lymph falmouth with talking about cancer cells that are also part of the immune system that the less differentiated cells than the Coloma. So what what causes these. What makes someone developed one of those types of cancer? Well that's a really good question and we don't know all the the answers to that but It the it's silly as with other Kansas to I'll just blood cancers there are Hits in the genome of the the cans of the cells that turns them on to become cancerous essentially and so once they become cancerous. They just start growing multiplying without controls trolls. That the gist of it. Or Yeah. That's basically it they. They're able to multiply without control but they're also able to survive better They have a survival advantage compared to their normal counterparts talking about the history of treatment of those types of cancer. Like what do we do. And what are we. What are we got into now? And specifically of course what is stem cell therapy. Happy at the end. Yes so you know historically the we have been treating and we still the do treat These cancers with conventional cytotoxic agents these agents are essentially cellular toxins that cause DNA damage to the cells and as a result they The cells sells died and they because cancer cells tend to divide more frequently or more rapidly than normal cells and these conventional channel cytotoxic target the proliferating cells more than the Doman cells. So we're able to Mo- selectively kill cancer cells. But they are. They also affect normal cells as well as things have evolved We are now able to. We learn more about the genetics of the Kansas. His when now able to design drugs that particularly targets in pathways molecular pathways. That these cancer cells depend on so Treatment has become Less toxic to the to the patient in general so we're trying to target specifically just killing the cancer while not killing other other rapidly or any other kinda cells in the body. So what is then stem cell. Therapy like what. What's the difference between what skyping there and then going all the way to say? We're GONNA do a stem cell. Trance have so in some cases not all Kansas but some Kansas are also amenable to stem cell transplant therapy. And they're really too broadly. Speaking to approach is one where we use. The patient's own stem cells called tolerance stem cell transplantation. And where we use dona cells or allogeneic stem cell transplantation so with autologous transplantation plantation would really reverting back to the classic cytotoxic approach way we give very high doses of chemotherapy to Kill Oh as many cancer cells as possible. One of the side effects of this is that it will also cools a permanent damage to the bone marrow of people without stem cell support report. They would Essentially die of marrow failure so to collect stem cells. I there on stem cells assuming their stem cells not diseased. Then when you can give high dose. Chemotherapy give back stem cells and allow the marrow to recover so I have a couple questions there first of all. How do you get the stem cells? Out So stem cells live predominantly in the bone marrow But they do circulate the blood so you can either collect directly from the bone marrow but more commonly family today in the autologous approach we give growth factors which can move stem cells to circulate more in the blood and then we collect them. I'm by a process called a ferocious. Where basically they are collected a blood donor machine essentially that will collect them from the blood? How do you how do you how are you sure? You're not collecting cancer cells at the same time you do Some of these stem cell products will be contaminated but to some extent by cancer sells but it seems that most relapses after autologous transplantation occur not because of contamination. But because you really the the chemo a high dose chemotherapy that you've given has not killed the last cancer cell in the body. So how are you also assured that the stem cells are not. Can't where's the cancer come from. If it's not coming mm from stem cells as the simpsons or what about the sort of the the. He met a poetic stem cells. That give rise to the sherm tie. He met a point system. MM-HMM SO For example in multiple myeloma these inadequate ext themselves are not cancerous. Okay and in lymphomas Somali. They are not not cancerous. Can you just give us just a brief description of what the poetic system is so the Humana poetic system is essentially all blood forming cells and immune cells so the very primitive stem cells that give give rise to the humanitarian existent. They give rise to white cells red cells platelets as well as the components of the immune in systems such as B. Cells. T. Cells natural killer cells. We're just trying to figure out in my head and where it comes from. Because if if the are the white blood cells coming from the bone marrow in the stem cells though in development I it depends on the Canada Essentially for example if we take multiple well my Lama so the Within the immune system one cancer cell becomes Transform to become malignant and phones a clone in that clone of actually expands and has sub clones of its own and that's really the cancer but that's not arising from a in the actual stem cell of the very primitive stem cell that gives rise to all the blood forming cells in the Merrill.
"merrill" Discussed on OnEducation
"On education. I couldn't assemble like Kia furniture with my wife without a royal occurring in my house. All right we we are here at. FETC with the Meryl's Kristen. And Joe Merrill Welcome to the PODCAST stinky us. This is exciting. So much is going on. And it's been quite a world where on we've been here for twenty four hours and twenty twenty is like shaping up to be like a kick ass year. This is going to be an awesome awesome year. Yeah we've been pointing at Your Twenty Twenty Vision Right having that twenty twenty vision right everything's GonNa be crystal-clear this year so for people who don't know who you are both of you the power couple or whatever well tell tell everybody introduce yourselves. Tell us a little bit about guys doing how you doing all right so I am Kristin Merrill. I'm a fourth grade English language arts teacher. I've been teaching for about thirteen years now. And it just have a love of teaching little's Ellsberg the little little Mister Miro and just enjoy seeing kids own their own their learning through just embracing their creativity in the collaboration and it just really striving to meet learning student centered had been my passion. My name is Joe and I'm a first grade teacher in my ultimate goal is just to make sure that people out there understand in that little's can do it too so but devices a friend of kids you know finding ways to make the The learning experience and really making sure that we we hit those standards hard but at the same time figure out really engaging highly engaging ways to capture the learning for students in really about the creativity and making sure that the creators of the content rather than the consumers preaching to the requirement that there's a lot of people just wait my wife's a kindergarten teacher. Oh bless her. I could not teach grade one if I tried. I have tried. I talked to two eight okay computer science when I taught and bless you all kindergarten and grade one teachers are my heroes all of them especially like the ones that are like also trying to. Because I'm not gonNA say innovating evading in primaries hard but like you got to keep them going in and like it's on the management of this right. It's not just managing also teaching them how to manage them cells. And it'll lives gotta get gotTa boy and I I'm big into like so my day job. Who is educational robotics? And there's a product called Matana lab. That has is fairly new that they actually have a booth here should go check them out but they are specifically catered. Hey to coding. Wow Awesome and it's amazing and it chain like when you see it in like a catered who classroom being used. You're like this. This is what I wanted my whole life and like things are starting to happen. Like I've been preaching cater to coating for the last year like aggressively. I think it's like a big space. That is because I think you just set like you. Just it's kids can little can do it too. Right is a great way to get older. They start to be scared and afraid of making mistakes. The little kids aren't scared of their iphone in and so they're almost a perfect wants to start with because they're open to all the possibilities and they have such a passion for school. You know you WanNa make sure that they don't tell us that and hold onto that as long as possible. I'm very interested because my wife is also a language arts teacher so we share we actually are in the same school even together rights. And I don't know if you guys are saying okay so that's not an awesome. So you're in the same school. Do you come home and this is exactly our lives right now to where it's hard to turn off that that work world yeah are plot thickens. Even a little more has this year is a special year for us We have two children and one of them happens to be in fourth grade and one of them happens to be in first grade. Okay so yes and. They're in our classrooms teaching children. We kinda grabbed onto that thinking we ever were going to do that. And are I've been really blessed by that and have learned a lot from the parent side as well as the teacher. Psych is. Your kids will tell you exactly. They think of that lesson and so where kids classmate not to give you your whole their whole point of view. Oh my son will and so. It's been really fun to kind of bounce ideas off of him and get his own Like take on things when afterwards or ask him ahead of time like what do you think if we did and giving that ownership. That's been kind of fun but we do. Try Try to turn it off as best. We can our sons play baseball so we like to go out and just play baseball or go shoot in the yard or we try a lot to to keep things turned turned off until they go to bed and then go to bed and then if we need to go back and visit things or talk about things but we don't share a ton from our own classrooms unless when you denounce ideas says we'll see it on twitter so I would just thinking about that too so you're layering all these things. We have two kids to exactly the same. We have never taught our kids. So that decides that extra element. It's interesting but you then co authored the book too. So I'm just thinking about my what we're we're already like living in the space and we need to take a step back from away from its so that we can have a relationship and that it'd be at you relationship relationship a relationship and then you guys have this extra layer which you decided. Hey we're gonNA write this amazing book and you did did it. And how did that come about and I got. I got to say I so I couldn't assemble I- Kia furniture with my wife. The royal occurring in my house let alone writing a book. Those key addresses. Don't make sense to me either. That's what she's uh-huh understand what you're saying point like it's kind of knowing your strengths. Just like you tell your kids in your classroom. Everyone has their own strengths and we work off of them. We definitely have our own strengths. I I am organized. I tend to plan all mark things down. I'll make a list and then I'll hand them and say hey design this. Get this out tweet this out. You know. He's got the humor. He's got that on con- conversation with people that that I may not do as well being a little bit more introverted. So we've kind of taken a while we were also doing home renovation. Incredible great still married. This is this is good. Yeah we kind of learn good at and and have given been graced the other one of the things that they're not good at and understand that like I don't expect all of these things to be done from the other person and I think we've worked out pretty well would you. Would you agree. I completely agree. Korea.
"merrill" Discussed on Clark Howard Show
"That sells you down the river. Roaches Clark Regis moment. Now that the US department of labor has decided that there's gonna be no cop on the beat to make sure you don't get taken advantage of with your retirement funds. Big investment houses that had already banned practices that led to so many abuses and so much hardship on retirees are going back to the Commission's assails contests. The latest deduce. Oh, Merrill Lynch Merrill Lynch is going this fall back to commissions, which means that if I use Merrill Lynch for advice, that salesperson at Merrill Lynch can Calloway with pudding me and stuff that's not at all the best for me. They could have extremely high expenses just because it generates. It's more income for that individual or for Merrill Lynch and Merrill Lynch isn't alone in this there. Any of a number that are backsliding back to instead of doing what's best for you, what's known as being your fiduciary, or going back to the bad old way of doing things where it's hunting season every day of the week, and you're the quail that is being aimed at, and it doesn't mean that the individual you work with is going to take advantage of you. It means they can again, and you should know the only place I'm comfortable.
"merrill" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Well i mean it goes back to what we talk about again nauseam on the show here is just you can't predict the future you know i it's always buyer beware when someone is master of the universe and has some gifted insight into what we call the unknowable because we know if it's a surprise and it's unexpected it's unexpected for reason because we have no idea it's going to happen so anyone has a clear view like that i would be very very nervous to make an investment decision where i'm going to put my money based on someone's having a real clear view of the future 'cause that for sure we know is not possible thing about being a financial advisor for forty three years is we have thousands of clients who have opinions and wherever the consensus opinion is it's never right never right exactly exactly when everyone agrees what's the old saying when you find yourself on the side of the majority it's time to pause and reflect it's probably not a good no tour words are ever spoken right bob are almatar again was in the news making headlines merrill lynch man they just mother merrill mother merrill or bank of america now is probably more accurate because they don't like to a spouse that they were merrill's well anymore so bank of america merrill lynch announced this past week they may reverse its stance on feebased retirement accounts wait a minute they told everybody that that was in the client's best interest is the reason they did that explaining that it's no longer in your best interest.
"merrill" Discussed on Super Station 101
"What about merrill john merrill don't have that in front of me but he's uncontested rank no he has somebody running against him i don't know their name off the top of my head but we had a caller asking about that oh yeah i have no idea but i'll find that and okay here we go john mero hundred eighty votes to michael johnson in his sixty one votes that's about seventy five percents when we got numbers right now of one hundred eighty votes that's miami we're expecting low turn out as we always do in these types of racist but it's obviously way early when the votes that low just hope it picks up now voter turnout's what are you guys think twenty twenty five percent i said twenty two this morning i'll stay with that i would say between fifteen and eighteen percent stick with michael twenty two okay man i i should just go out on a limb and say thirty where you think what do you think james taken over split the difference twenty eight all right i got thirty james goes twenty the volume of voters should be higher because we're at a record number of registered voters in the state of alabama but obviously percentage doesn't you know rely on how many people are actually registered to vote so we'll see i'm gonna go for thirty though that's because i live in this political bubble where i feel like that's all everybody's talking about i may be wrong though because what i just said earlier injured when about the women they turn they bring out a different voter so they they may be higher well here's the thing jessica said earlier today she said somebody was asking us advice though okay i have voted in twenty years just a couple of questions like i don't know about all of these other people what do i do do i need to fill it out or whatever i'm like now just just fill out what you know which confident about like the rest of it blank and jessica came back and her advice was vote all men no women what if the women are thinking that way joe i think there are women are thinking like that but i.
"merrill" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"Fact that merrill lynch is tying their compensation to try to get certain behavioral out of their advisors is not something as a client you would ever want your financial advisor to do so we would never imagine if our compensation was tied to specific behavior that was not necessarily in the best interest of our clients you would never ever want to be a client of that person whether it's in a financial adviser or cpa whatever whatever profession you're talking about you never want compensation to be tied to behavior that that is sort of going against what's in the best interests of your clients and that's exactly what's happening here and it's coming down from the top and so well maybe there's no lobbying broken here like technical lobbying broken here it's just wrong and if you're a client of the one of those places you have to ask yourself why would i want you might have a financial advisor who's a great person and a good financial advisor but you do not want that person at a firm that ties one of their hands behind their back when it comes to doing the right thing for you and so this just proves that off i'd fiduciaries are not created equal and you as a client of someone need to ask and i get asked from time to time troy what are your conflicts of interest and we worked very hard to minimize our conflicts of interest and eliminated mary time so merrill lynch's doing they even know they're owned by bank of america and their employees then it'd be like us make an ingredient with the credit card company for every person we send them we get money back and the only person pay us and pay our wages and renumerated us is our clients and that's why we're fiduciaries we'll take that word very seriously but people like pass it off as blase but it's giant important if you know the saying follow the money if you look at how people are compensated it affects their behavior in a giant way wells fargo is a great example of that and so you want your you want to be the only person coming sending visors not products not their.
"merrill" Discussed on RobinLynne
"In his all prayer good morning phil perry merrill dance the government two two on two two two rear clearly yeah singh clearly the two one no sooner one two no the all within singh.
"merrill" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE
"In his all prayer good morning phil perry merrill dance the government two two on two two two rear clearly yeah singh clearly the two one no sooner one two no the all within singh.
"merrill" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE
"In his all prayer good morning phil perry merrill dance the government two two on two two two rear clearly yeah singh clearly the two one no sooner one two no the all within singh.
"merrill" Discussed on Wall Street Oasis
"Are you in the talking to different kinds of people also our desk was 247 so i don't allow with folks in singapore in london so we we had the men are desk 247 unlike unlike iif you're on equity desk york they're basically doing the opening hours so yeah it's it's a very different and uh so i i was america almost two years and another interesting thing about my experience there is i was right there around the time merrill lynch sold merrill lynch investment managers to black rock so a lot of where worked on was actually the transition of the funds to black rock so i work a lot with the black rock team in new jersey and because of that my group was dissolved and i was looking for something else right and so this is an impressive move that you made you into a nontarget school you've got a job in cells and trading had a great investment bank you must have been feeling pretty good about yourself uh know i i definitely enjoy the experience i learned a ton i think the most i gotta experience was dealing with people like i i think allowed of at the time i was thinking about how how show i prepare how can that be like the best raider i can never be i was like okay i need a becic cell skills right he can use excel with without mouths but what we ended up.
"merrill" Discussed on WJR 760
"Go studied theology and for counselling for a professional path which is interesting now as we look back that that psychology interested counseling interest emerged again six or so years after college undergraduate college so that's what sent me down that path of studying theology footer for my own on spiritual and faith journey but the counseling degree for eventual work one that ball got rolling i decided to go on for the phd in family systems which tied back to what i was mentioned earlier about my family heritage is embedded in embedded into me both in word and indeed the importance of family especially in my case a very large extended family and i chose to study family system and pursued my phd in family system so looking back it all has come together i think that's one of the things i love about the name of your show anything is possible i wasn't smart enough to put those pieces together but i did looking back continued to move forward and trust that the process entrusted god would tie things together and that's where we are today you had a very successful chapter with an iconic business name on wall street the firm merrill lynch tell us about merrill lynch when i was um my phd course work i at the time i was also doing some sports psychology with the the athletes at the university world through my phd and had interned and brought in the new york giants to help us do our salo's trainer to do some of the sports psychology with the athletes and at that point between with a sports psychology pretty much finishing off m all my course work i started to consider going back to financial services and at that time i was looking in the employment section of the new york times and they have this position inside a merrill lynch to be part of this internal insulting and training group at merrill lynch take a long story short i applied got the position and in 1997 join merrill lynch and the group inside of merrill lynch primary focus was to help the financial advisor or the private woke adviser successfully grow.
"merrill" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"This is the chris meryl show hides scare lewis uniform hurst merrill ted john mccain teeth obamacare alive you didn't expect anything different did they will talk about it now ties friday here drive and homemade 507 it's not going to be on the all the time because listen you don't wanna hear that do you want you don't want to hear all of that you want to be entertaining to drive home is well right i mean who doesn't want to be entertained but thank you for hanging out again garrett lewis in of chris meryl on this friday weather's cooling down at which is noise it's much nicer at night i had the quote my son soccer game tomorrow morning hurting pats a bunch of four year old and fiber old running around its you know the great thing is actually really quick they don't want you to be politically correct anymore i took the class if it could take the ball the goal any mrs no more all budget saying he was and i got i said that none of you don't say that i said really they said you don't you can't light of the kids and i'm like so can i tell them at the stink don't go that far so it's like no political correctness in feels weird it feels strange we've been beaten down with the pc stick for so long it is anyway i still mccain announcing today he doesn't in good conscience he didn't you did vote for the whole hour is that his nephew lindsey graham is this whole graham cassidy will canned good conscience vote for it because wants republicans democrats to uh to come together of course i johnny boy tell me when a democrat has admitted that obamacare stinks in at the failure until you actually admit that say the.