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"merrin" Discussed on WTOP
"Tells a story from going to capitol heights was started up to where I want kids to envision themselves It took up her Marlborough artist Ryan Allen dozens of cans of spray paint to tell his story The first image is a bright red house built centuries ago in capitol heights First it was the home of a slaveholder Then a stop on The Underground Railroad He also paints lots of caterpillars and butterfly as a metaphor that Just so life from a very infant stage to adult hood and the learning that it takes all in between there The mural was unveiled Monday it's part of the county's beautification initiative The whole message behind it is dreaming bigger in capitol heights John Doe and WTO P news Fairfax county school system has approved a calendar for the next couple years The calendar includes more time off for religious holidays It also includes Veterans Day as a student holiday The school system says the calendar aligns with surrounding school districts board member Melanie merrin It is an operational strain for working parents for parents in any positions If they have business and lives that connect over county lines Russia Shauna yum kippur orthodox good Friday and Diwali have also been designated a student holidays even lunar new year which the school system recognizes this holidays fall or non school days in fairfax county school board members voted in favor of the calendar with only two opposing to view the full calendar go to P dot com Acacia James WTO P news Two 44 and stick around We're going to have the latest for you The big news in sports this afternoon there are reports that Tom Brady is retiring Jay Brooks will have the latest on that and we also are following the situation that Bethesda metro station stick around to P throughout the hours and coming hours for that here on P it's two 44.
"merrin" Discussed on WTOP
"Is similarly prepared says Peggy Fox Now requested assistance from other utilities should it be needed And before the storm hits print out phone numbers and information you might need Matthew says If you have a generator and you plan to use that make sure that you follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to safely use that generator Also from D.C.'s Chris Rodriguez we want to make sure our residents know to look out for each other Christy king WTO penis In 2019 a boy from Maryland and his beloved neighbor tossed a bottle with a message inside of it into the Atlantic Ocean Now that bottle's been discovered after a three yearlong journey across the ocean Sasha and his friend mister Wayne were a mile off ocean city Maryland when they sent the bottle on its way We threw it in and it just started sailing Recently Kieran Marin and Rita Simmons spotted the bottle as they were walking on a beach in Ireland Kieran merrin spoke to NBC four Recover really extended In the bottle was a note about Sasha's hobbies and his hometown The couple were able to track down Sasha's dad Vlad on Facebook It was so cool to hear that the bottle made all the way to Ireland Sasha is now 14 He hopes to meet Kieran meron and Rita Simmons in person someday Christopher Cruise news Now mister Wayne won't be at that meeting if it ever happens though he died unfortunately last year but Vlad yonex says the bottles are a reminder of the happy times at his son shared with his special neighbor It just earned Ben Affleck a sag award nomination for best supporting actor and if you're staying in today Jason freeley takes a look at the tender bar on Amazon.
"merrin" Discussed on Outside Podcast
"I wanted to see what it was like to be mugged by a monkey. This is intrepid. Author mary roach and she's not kidding about the monkey. I write nonfiction books. Most recently a book called fuzz when nature breaks the law. Mary has published a number of memorable stories for outside magazine over the years including my personal favourite about shrinking human heads. She is known for her humorous deep dives into obscure topics in extremely concise book. Titles perhaps you've heard of some of them stiff which offers a body of evidence about cadavers gulp in which he explores our digestive system and bonk about sex to report her new book furs. She spent a lot of time seeking out places where animals have a habit of breaking human laws on a trip to northern india. She devised a plan to entrap. Some especially brash. Macaque monkeys into robbing her. So unlike i head up with a bag of bananas. I know it's gonna get mugged but i also wanted to see them up close. I mean people love to be up close to animals. i mean. that's the horrible irony. is that so often. These animals deaths are born out of this love that we have in his desire to be close to them and we can't seem to stop ourselves for today's episode outside podcast producer and former park ranger. Merrin larson puts her flat hat back on to talk to mary about what happens. When the planet's fuzzier creatures refused to fall through the summer after college. I was a trail had ranger Rocky mountain national park in colorado where. I spent most of my time in a weird outfit telling tourists to stop trying to pet wild animals. There was the guy who was determined to feed his trail. Mix to the chipmunks. Until i told him that they can carry rabies and the person who showed us an up close and personal picture. He'd snapped of a huge elk. Just seconds before it charged him or the family who left an entire roasted chicken out at their campsite because they wanted to see a bear. So when i called up mary to talk about her book we quickly bonded over our shared history of wildlife encounters in small colorado mountain towns. Tell me how you ended up in aspen lurking around near trash containers at like three thirty in the morning. Well i had been speaking with this researcher named stuart brick. He's the guy who wrote the paper literally wrote the paper. On bears breaking into minivans in yosemite he had already completed some studies in aspen and a couple of other places in colorado. And i said would you go back there with me. Just got to see a bear in action. So i said the alarms for three thirty three in the morning. And just see. What's going on. And i was thinking where. What are the odds on any given night. That you're gonna find a bear when you wanna see a bear. That's not easy to do but in aspen. It is like we pulled up to this area where there's a row of restaurants and we look down this alley and there's a big white trash bag ripped open stuff spilling out like we obviously surprised a bear in the middle of its depredations as they say and i said oh we missed the of. Let's just pull over here. It'll be back and within three minutes. The bear comes lumbering back and sort of looks at us and kind of thinks okay. They don't seem like a threat and goes back to. It's i have to say really tasty looking food scraps. But while mary was delighted to see this bear appear as if on command. Her companion was less enthused to witness the animal. Tearing into a trash bag that had been improperly secured by restaurant workers stewart brick is a really saw spoken. You know not you. Don't see him gesturing wildly telling stories. He's a pretty mellow guy but he sees the bag and he's like really are fucking kidding me. he's he is just apoplectic because so much money and so much. Effort has gone into trying to get people to understand the consequences here and by consequences. She means for the bears not for the humans and that's because bears alleged crimes don't often stop at swiping leftovers in fact that's usually just the start. Mary says that breaking into garbage bins is a gateway drug for breaking into houses. You get a bear. That's habituated to humans and human food The bear is gonna keep coming back in a certain point. A humid's gonna get injured one way or another not like an attack but just surprise the bear. The bear runs past him swipes at him which had happened a couple of weeks before i got there and that bears gonna get put down destroyed killed bears once they have a record of human encounters tend to have high rates of recidivism and while aspen has fairly low rates of human on human crime. It's a hot spot for her sign. Malfeasance it was only an aspirin a couple of days. And i was thinking with my job. I'm always showing up somewhere and wanting something to happen like on cue. Which is ridiculous. And i thought the second would be a bear break in today but in fact colorado parks and wildlife guy. Curtis tash was called out. Stewart and i went along with him in his truck. Way up into the hills. This is a very nice neighborhood. Big house of like spills down the hill. Three layers multiple decks. They only person there at the time is the caretaker of the house. The family was out of town so we show up and she takes us down to the bottom deck which goes into a bedroom. The screen door is you can just pushed in and amazingly the white kind of cushy not shag but very lush carpeting. There's no no footprints no tracks. It's a very clean bear and the bear goes up the stairs to the kitchen doesn't knock over anything on the way kind of remarkable gets to the kitchen and then opens up the refrigerator and that's when it gets a bit messy. There is cottage cheese ice cream containers. Honey jar broken. The honey was classic. Just classic essentially bears are going to be bears. This is one of mary's big points. In fuzz animals are not breaking our laws just to spite us or because are hardened criminals. They're doing it because shocking as this may seem to some humans our rules don't apply to them if hungry bear whose historic berry foraging habitat has been slowly eroded by multi-storey mountainside homes learns that those homes to our sources of food. It will take up trespassing and yet the fact that the bear has no idea. It's doing something it shouldn't doesn't stop us from punishing it. Though as mary points out in many jurisdictions the first step is to get the animal away from the crime scene and to give it another chance to take them out put them back in the wilderness and hope that they don't return. Relocation is often plan a but it's far from a sure bet. Bears are extremely good at finding their way back. They have been known to travel more than a hundred miles and swim large distances. In order to return to their home turf. It sometimes works with a with a sub adult. You know younger. Bear for whom it hasn't really become a habit so if you get to a bear early on in its criminal career and i'm using quotes around criminal because they're just bears being bears but if it's a young bear sometimes that.
"merrin" Discussed on TNCnow
"Jon alone. Next mexican merrin may sabotage sheila next weekend. Abandon binding your next week. Oh yeah mexican up alarm in the season and that episodes this on. I actually use but i knew where an episode twelve of for this season. Arkansas governor so thirteen episode style. This is right on the guy you on. That pinhas mapping come with evening everyone again thank you for an offer watching your being sold for defeating the delta. Your rare since we started. I empty start though. Not giving you my going hundred episode Are you on that pose. A on episode. Nothing he's about election cosima. Lapeyton election now Usually it sound election Actually last election was seeing salou but were allow the fearful island of cleveland set up. No one no one's premium Future nader young so combine period fearless or so on the about about election specificaly candidacy no say temporary maryland beginning. Guatemala body well. Our friends scale jan on many easy silent show demand balloting day bargain blood center door. It senior bucket. Well plan the plan but election. Go nevada no caban go not exposed aside and also a ski sanguine the uncle but i am so carvey. Bear your the real school escape plan and the on glue. Politics nolan picks. Now you got me on their second to the last batch nagano on ski and the next ten pm meant barham allow law school. Now all skg chairman but in the whole the na- term now on the bubble goes up and began common liberal solution number ones receiving actual eating roots and recommendations cabrini eventual ansong organization spike dissipating on to fight the system and then finding indeed seeing nomination acceptance. Now wrongfully fell. Why be of their official candidates charleena coalition of linked by this. This is for the may nine to i need to. I need to electrons yet. So i think finding Eight and then you. I think with convention somebody september to twenty so measuring the episode about this and the october one three a candy. See mola shimon. Landman must say the election dwp damien gatty rocket at the marin them industries makita election. Okay so we're talking about and one of the things we're talking about our political conventions and about political convention actually. It's this events and gatherings for in the political waste nominated candidates for all elective positions and then the period is from september. One eight so. If you read the news you might be more money nominate. Nah among county data supercup By see nominee not be gay my meaning nominee admitting school. And the really anyway bunker of nine oh okay so political conventions and among significantly john political conventions bucket import. That actually can you file a certificate of especially for local positions If you're if you belong to a political in one of the requirements of the submit is say quinine or certificate the nomination acceptance meaning white gun example typical at the endorsed gun enough. So when you have to see you will file us a wide or a nominee of that. The landon game. Localization conventional dune milanino nominee casino Benefit million defend position. Funded from for this twenty twenty two electrons from the president down to the mayor end. Gus no okay. Can anyone from the political party signed co nato. Now actually indica the governor by allama issue authorized signatory selena and w must specimen let submit almanac as automating me and my new appointing. A of number three signatories political quietly would be cheaper. Champion sun the president or the secretary general off the supply. The epa gives it enough. I submit cassivi human authorizing stories. Me lender be peterman on gonna let them. Candidates be an all considered independent candidates. So ninety eight in tacoma. I know i behind. You know i'm the lancelot independent la independent. Okay what is a certificate nomination and acceptance or gordon but goes up and nothing cohen anatole actually a document actually Prescribed for him. Now where in You need to find this. With terrific candidacy nam nam nam aspira who is nominated endorsed by political by the by and comment on an exercise. Sneha political At walk off a mayor yoma the cause mayor. Despite the.
"merrin" Discussed on Who? Weekly
"I'm surprised that you didn't hear the pop of a champagne like the producers. Just like chosen to day onset like ching is the most like evil funny thing to have the producer like have that setup. It's like the guy we just saw in concert on our date. Is your ex boyfriend. How does that even work out. The you're essentially like at a prison like this is not reality tv. And also he's lying there. He knew so he's acting put him in an alive. Make him the dog speaking of pilot. Pete did you somebody. I forget who but i said my last name and and they said oh like pilot pete and i was like fuck is weber now like associated with pilot pete as a last name. If so i need to get wherever view that you said lindsey weber and they said weber like pilot. Pete where were you like what level like hell were you. Were you said that. Where are you ordering coffee. I mean i knew the reference. But i also was like so offended that that's now with the last name is associated with what's funny about this. Is that kristen cavalieri. No matter how hard she tried to stay away from reality. Tv's scum like member when she was like dabbling in like southern charm. Boys she literally can't she's like trying to date a successful country artists and yet she's still finds her way to date like the guy that was on the bachelor and dated one of the she can not like she cannot escape like this is not impressive in any way as it turns out you know like shoot for the stars is darius rucker single es al keith is not single does do any of them at the men jimmy allen who was just it was on dancing with the stars how about any of them sam hunt is he free and he has a wife they all have lives but you know what i'm saying it's like she can't even that's a great country song that's great merrin morris country song they all have lives they all got wives how about fucking graves graves a submarine woman moving into nashville trying entry so horny for the country stars but they all have that's a good song hey to the to the writer of lost in my backyard please you have your second single it's about let me tell you something i feel. It's my duty to report that in in island even though garrett technically one the one hundred thousand dollars the producers kinda after everyone else had picked revoked it from him and instead it's going to a charity of choice and it really felt like they were scrambling because their reasoning was just like no f. Boys shouldn't win and we shouldn't be saying halfway is our like deserve to win but like that was kind of the whole point of the show but also there was no point in the show but also they like five different concepts going on anyways. It's honestly kinda worth watching but at the same time it's really not ok. Crunch fred's i love this. I love this critic from entertainment. Weekly honestly worth watching. But it's also what i was gonna say. As wins the last time you spoke about or had a conversation about a contemporary television show reality scripted. Whatever where you didn't ultimately ended up saying it's ultimately pretty which worth watching but maybe kind of not every on on now. It's every show but i just love to good as revealed. I didn't finish this show. But i think the one of the reasons why i didn't finish watching the shows. What the caller kind of said here. Which is that. They didn't follow their own rules. They like settle these rules for themselves and then broke them along the way. And it's like if this fbi the show is like are you an f. Boy are you a nice guy and can you get this girl to pick you. And then by the end had revealed who the boys are and the girls still wanted to fuck them. So if you get picked and urine f boy you should get the money. That is totally the callers right. Like you won the game so the you won the game so the money goes to a charity of the f. Boys choice or charity of the of the f. point does not get to choose the tinkerers. The charity like the woman's like here's a charity. My ass like no what. He's not each. They guess they gave it to a charity of the girl chose him choosing because she got after over by the f. boy but my but the thing is is that he's been wining and dining her she knew he was boy and still chose him because he was like i'm changed. Mom changed but he was lying. While lindsay's out here arguing for justice for the boys give up one hundred thousand dollars destroy the integrity of the game. Like i don't see a season two for this flop of a show. Yeah we'll know it's one of those shows that the trailer was so good. And i was so excited to watch it and i turned it on and was immediately like you know what i'm not investing my time in this and and kinda tell pretty immediately on shows like this when i started. You told me to watch clash of the codes. I started at in in ten minutes. I was like i'm in it to win. It baby are watching every episode. And i have argue with you just just to pick a bone. Pick a bone to pick a bone to big bones too big. What does the phrase to. I have a bone. Oh okay just to have a bone to pick with you. It's always eight either. I never said watch clash of the codes which is really funny. You took it upon yourself to watch described it kind of i. Good watch it and you're like it's the best thing that bothered you about clash the cones and as you were pointing up those things. I was like all those things some pretty good to me and turned it on like. I love the cones right. I wasn't like watch. The cones just described it. And you're like wait. That sounds like.
"merrin" Discussed on Kottke Ride Home
"Memory. Changes it this is a feature not a bug. It allows new information to be incorporated into a memory when circumstances change the fact that memories undergo reconsolidation reveals that they are not indelible. Traces etched into the neural networks of the brain rather. They're dynamic representations that change with experience and time and quotes merrin mentioned studies. That are being done to interrupt the reconsolidation process. Sometimes using the beta-blocker propranolol which professor chan also mentioned and some studies have shown that the process in both animals and humans quote produced clinically significant reductions in pathological fear responses in patients with post traumatic stress disorder and quote juliana read a ludwik and adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at northwestern university argues. That deleting memories is not a testable question because we can't prove something that doesn't exist. How do you prove they've actually been deleted and are not inaccessible. Due to suppression. Impaired retrieval or more. And that's a great point though dr ted sector whose lab discovered the enzyme peak. Am zeta which is necessary for maintaining long-term memories. Thinks we will one day. Likely be able to erase specific long term memories. His theory also has to do with the reconsolidation process saying quote when the specific synapses connecting neuron network fire during the retrieval of a specific memory. The memory storage molecules such as. Pk and zeta. Maybe rapidly degraded and re synthesized in a process known as reconsolidation blocking all new synthesis during the period right after memories recalled prevents the specific recalled memory from returning into long term storage. Leaving the other non retrieve memories intact but blocking general protein synthesis is toxic if peak. Am zeta were stabilizing. Molecules could be selectively prevented from reforming one would predict specific memory should be erased and quote sheena jocelyn and associate professor of physiology at the university of toronto however warns that we should proceed very cautiously because memories even like humiliating ones can be great learning tools. But she also ends. That pursuing research in this direction is extremely useful in understanding more about the relatively still mysterious memory and developing treatments for conditions like ptsd alzheimer's and more and finally professor man who clearly got the message. From ian malcolm echoes. This sentiment saying quote ultimately the question before us now is not whether we can edit it memory but whether we should end quote.
"merrin" Discussed on Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
"That was really wrong. What happened not. You're wrong that happen. It's going to happen but they also already happened. So it's like now here. I am so it's like i can't keep reliving these things like i realized when i was like that i i was thinking about that teacher and he was a white guy dreads smart. But it's like. I was thinking about him. Every day of my life does not happening story some guy with a like that guy dread so to distance him from the truth but he did here. But i know. I know and the rest was the lie to. I'm but so. But he. But i was like dragging him like with me throughout my life and it was like. I just don't want that anymore. Like this person exists on the earth. You know like that's just the reality of it. And but i don't hear is fucked up. That's him that has nothing to do with me. And i've blocked his ass and you know like he's not hopefully fucking kids anymore now hopefully but you know he would have been out of jail anyway even if he went but he got humiliated in front of everyone. everyone saw. And i'm very proud of myself. I think i did a good thing and it just. It doesn't need to be and if other people can do that's fine but it's just not my business like i think when that women's moving was happening it was like everyone has to speak and it's like i can't take on the traumas of the world and like whenever i would tell the story like i don't really tell the story anymore. I used to like kind of trauma. Tell it and then as ptsd. Like i see people do it with even moments in their career Where they'll like something. They didn't get fired from job and they go over and over like ptsd. This is like you're reliving it and when you were living it you're literally ruining your career like you're re you ruining the the movement forward by like keeping yourself in it and but anyway so i was just like pd. But i've i've worked on it so So that. I don't do it and i noticed that when i'm doing it but but one of the things that really sucked about it is like you tell your story Like i told it on merrin. And i would get all of these. Dm's from people being like. I was like these rape.
"merrin" Discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast
"The original And so the religious sense in the poem the sense of brotherhood and community in the palm That might feel effortless from this distance. I wanted to trouble a little bit. And i wanted to bring in a sense that perhaps our faith at this moment in human culture touches things. That aren't necessarily what we think of is traditionally holy and so The planet became one of those sources. Me maron how will this happen. Tonight at the hatch child The the the music and the and the and the palm. How will this work well This is really a fabulous opportunity this evening. Because this will be the world premiere of beethoven's ninth symphony with the brand new techs by tracy case smith so you don't want to miss it And it's been beautifully set. I think to the music Although i must confess tracy that i took one artistic liberty. I hope you'll be alright with this when they tenor begins singing instead of saying. Let's let's let's let's find joy. I asked him to start with joy. So i hope that's because it it really vocally. Let's is a hard thing. Let so the the choir. And the soulless are have all really. I think made this text part of part of the peace now You know at first. It was a little bit awkward because when you sing a piece that's so familiar with the texts that whether you really are conscious of what the translation even means. But it's something that is. It has been part of your dna you know since you were born. It's very interesting to try to re think. And and make that new text Part of who you are so tonight. I thought it would be especially Wonderful since tracy is here now and making making boston your home right. Tracy am my right. That's really just a coincidence. Sheer coincidence As so i was going to say a few words about the the peace and what it means in these These difficult times. We've been through and Tracy i'm hoping we'll Will recite the text so that everyone can hear it before we Do it in the context of the peace treaty and thinking of ode to joy like so many things during the pandemic we've were we're reconsidering things that we thought we knew. So what is what is joy mean to you. I mean i love merrin even that you say sometimes you know the words that you really hear them. That it's boy is one of those words right. we hear it we think. Oh it's happiness. Yes i want that but I like to think that joy has some of the sublime in it and that it's.
"merrin" Discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast
"A u s poet laureate tracy k smith to reimagined chillers palm as a contemporary meditation on community and politics and spirit are theresa. Smith was one of several polls commissioned for the global ode to joy project which is the creation of conductor merrin. Alsop this adaptation will perform be. Performed gives me tonight. Seven o'clock with the handel and haydn society at the hatch. Shell and joining us to talk about this. Collaboration are both of these great artists. Us poet laureate tracy k smith and conductor marin alsop tracy smith and maryland up. Thank you so much for being with a think they're with us. I hope they're with us. They with us. Yes yes here. Great to be here. Okay great thank you very much for joining us. And congratulations on. What sounds like an incredible event at the at the hatch. Shell tonight tomorrow. let's start with you. Tell us about what you've been doing. This ode to joy theme that you have been doing and what's happening tonight. Sure well This is really serendipitous that that it came together for us to do this premiere of this beautiful new texts. That tracy has composed My idea was to celebrate. Beethoven's two hundred fiftieth anniversary and reimagined his ninth symphony for the world. That we can have it. You know the schiller is beautiful but it was very much of its time and the issues confronting us today. While summer similar of course are they resonate in different ways and so that was part of this project to have texts that were That felt really culturally relevant to the regions where i was doing the peace and I think tracy's text you know it brings together these themes of humanity and unity and joy. But also i think points out the issues that are confronting us like the destruction of our planet and these kinds of issues that are overwhelmingly Part of our existence. Today i should add. I don't know if you realize that we had a little sneak preview because we are our show comes just a few studios away from where you have been rehearsing here at this week so we would come out of our studio here this glorious music just to give audiences a sense of how. What's in store for tonight. It's so beautiful. But tracy let's bring you in here and talk to us about how you approached this text as a poet. is a lover of literature and diving into this project. Wh what opportunity did you find. Well i had long been interested in looking at Historical documents opponents something other than that but it speaks from its period. And asking to hear something that could be useful to my own period or my own Particular conditions and so looking looking at schiller's poem made me want to listen for touchstones. It could be useful to the feelings. That i believe her. Kind of like sources of unrest this moment and those things like division or as merrin mentioned are imbalanced relationship with the planet Are outsized sense of who. And what we in any context that we cumin seem to enter into and so it was. It was an exciting opportunity to try and bring new language to what exists in the texan. What it speaks to or can't speak to you in the air around us now. What was your process for for doing this. How how long did you can in. What did you start to absorb to do this. I don't remember how long it took. But i know that it was about sitting down and really listening. I would kind of have the english translation of a poem on one side of my screen. And i would. I would work on the other side and and trying to think about what living english twenty-first-century referendum might Activate or anime what exists in.
"merrin" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"You're you're digging trenches. you know. It's the big work and then as essex grew it definitely became Warren more intense. I remember when. I got pregnant with my first child. Nobody had pictures of their kids on their desks. It was like you did not do that. And i think i was the first person in my entire organizations avid trial. You know everybody was so young passing it there at the time and she was like. Are you in some sort of social experiment. Because it was just so crazy people were getting fired. Those left behind weren't kind. The work became even more relentless. It just wasn't compatible with having two young children so in two thousand eleven merrin left amazon but she missed the things that she loved about the company so following a divorce in two thousand fourteen. She found herself looking for a job to support her family and merrin went back to amazon. I went back. I was working on the same stuff. The website at first but then i had the opportunity to work on fire tv in such designing for tv and this is what i loved about amazon. Was that just the ability to keep learning and keep being challenged and and you didn't even have to brush off your resume. It was like going to work here. Now you're going go. You're you're gonna learn this going to do that. And it was like that was so exciting. Merrin kept rising from one new position to the next and then i went to a secret project working in even more cutting edge stuff but it was round about that time that i started to get really concerned about. Climate merrin couldn't believe it either surround two thousand eighteen. She started pitching ideas to her managers. Ways that the company could be more climate-friendly its business operations but those ideas got no traction as a mom. I just thought i can't not put everything into this. Otherwise i won't be able to look my kids in the eye and say like i did everything i could i tried. It was really like no-holds-barred. I'm ready to take a lot of risks. And but a lot on the line circuits higher and develop the best that is one of amazon's core leadership principles. So it's significant. That amazon hired. Merrin cost not just once but twice however with her growing concerns about climate change. Merrin found it increasingly difficult to adhere to another one of the company's leadership principles have backbone disagree and commit backbone. Yes merrin had plenty of that disagree. Yes that too but she could no longer commit to. What the company was doing. It was clear to me that my values diverging so steeply from amazon's in fact i remember in two thousand eighteen. I went out for happy hour with some friends and one of these friends was just hammering me on. How can you work for amazon. Just hammering hammering. Having and i was like i know i know just like actually started crying. It was like you know it was sort of this moment of like. I can no longer this okay. I need to just do whatever. I can do to have the impact that i wanna have even to save the company that i love as well as save the planet. Merrin got more vocal took on a public rule with amazon employees for climate justice. And she was talking to the press. A lot amazon wasn't happy about it. Company policy prohibits employees from commenting publicly on its business without executive approval. I got the notification six in the morning. Make sure private location. You absolutely have to be on the six in the morning for nine o'clock meeting that day as like okay. I guess what this is going to be. And so i got on the radio and he said. Are you aware that you broke the external communications policy and on this date and in this article and you know. Do you know what it is here. I'll send you the policy so that now we know that you know that we know that you know what the policy is. So you're not gonna get away with this again you know. The message was clear and at that point it was a little bit like. Oh okay wow okay. So i could lose my job which could potentially like ruined my career as i have twenty five years as a user experience designer but getting fired from amazon could be the black mark that like kick me out of the industry then i tried to stay out of the spotlight a bit but then of course cove it happened. Merrin felt compelled to speak out for amazon warehouse workers who were complaining of unsafe conditions as the pandemic worsened in april twenty twenty. She forwarded an email about treatment of warehouse workers and in that email there was a link to a partition at the bottom which technically was solicitation then on april fifteenth. Twenty twenty merrin helped set up a meeting between warehouse workers and tech workers so are group's sent out the invite and about one pm and at three pm. I was fired. We were fire so fast. You didn't have time to blink. You know like the hr person says. Are you recording this call. I said no. And she said okay. You have You were warned in october. For breaking the external communications policy you have continued to write policies including the no solicitation policy. This will end your employment with amazon effective immediately. We'll send you a box for your stuff. And and i'm ending this call. I the only thing i was. Are you recording. No and then my son said did she just get fired. Said yeah i did. And he said Because of the climate staff and i said yeah it is and said. Do you have any regrets. And i said no. I don't realize i'm doing this for public. Disparagement of a business and using company email for solicitation are commonly prohibited in many companies merit admits that she says even some of her own friends weren't sympathetic when she got fired. So maryland's career at amazon came to an end but she has bounced back. I am working at microsoft now and When i was interviewing with them. You know the first thing i said was. Hey have you googled me. Do you know where i why amazon. And he's like. I don't know if this is true or not. But he said no. I don't and i was like well. Let me just tell you the story. Here's the nutshell. I was fired. Gogo me you don't have to give me an answer. No hard feelings. Take it back to the team. I totally get it. You know and and he was like well no. I don't think so. I think that the team would really benefit from the passion that you have for issues outside of work. And i think you could really bring that to the team and it would be really beneficial. Marin kosta fifteen year amazon veteran fired last year for breaking internal policies as you heard. And i just realized that i had been pronouncing her name incorrectly for the past several minutes. So marin if you are listening now and you can hear me. Please accept my deepest apologies. That is once again. Marin kosta now karen wise what lessons do you draw from. Mearns experience what happened to her at.
"merrin" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Technology officer at flex which provides on demand warehousing and fulfillment services and logistics as. Well dave. Welcome to on point magna. Hi karen thanks for having me so first of all. Tell me when you started at amazon Let me just put it this way. Do you have experience. Actually working in amazon's fulfillment centers. Actually my i wasn't paid to work in the fulfillment centers. But i think the third week i was employed. I got an email from the cfo as we all that said. What are you doing right now. And if it's not more important than delighting our customers stop what you're doing and drive to the warehouse. And i was watching. Buffy the vampire slayer and so i watched the last six minutes of it and i drove to the warehouse and i spent the next three weeks working midnight to eight. Am sorting packages as they came down the line. Very interesting experience interesting. Why because you got to see a completely different part of The the company and you know this was twenty years ago. Twenty one years ago And it actually set me up to work. To build new warehouses to run the fulfillment center systems and to have empathy for what the folks in the warehouse were doing because working for eight hours on your feet is is a hard job. So how has amazon changed for. Its hourly workforce in the years since you had that experience. Because i'll just quote a line from karen story because she's she writes that amazon. Founder bezos had pioneered new ways of massive managing people through technology relying on a maze of systems. That minimized human contact to grow unconstrained. Now that growth has definitely happened. Has amazon kept up in. Its sophistication in managing. The people relies on for growth amazon. A is continuously scaling to meet the next christmas peak or the next holiday peak. We woke up on january second and started planning for the next holiday peak and to do that without systems and without robots would've been undoable and and so. Then what would you say is where amazon's corporate or culture is headed when it comes to managing these hourly workers. I would call it a computer assistant management and so you do have people managers in the warehouse and many of them are Many of them this this could be their first job and then as they work up in the ranks the got more experience. And so you have those folks who are managing the people but they are assisted by software. That amazon's built okay. Well so let's talk a little bit more on your personal experience. There as an amazon employees yourself all the way to becoming an executive over some nineteen years. How did you see amazon. Change beside all that spectacular growth and remained the same over that time or remain the same over that time. I think there was actually Between nineteen ninety eight today a lot a lot more similarities than differences. You know we have the leadership prints for now though they have the leadership principles and that was kind of a roadmap on what we expect from people and managers came and Vp's game but the leadership principles stayed in the processes around Developing people around those leadership principles have saved the same one example was there was a vp. Who left i think in two thousand and four and came back in two thousand seven and i said man it must be must be completely different. you've been gone for so long. He said no. It's all kind of the same you know we are. We are making the impossible possible. We are scaling. The company we building systems and The culture and the a pace in the things that we did to scale company didn't change very much. Didn't change very much. Okay karen you want to respond to that. Yeah no i think davis remember. My first started reporting on amazon. I kept hearing about these leadership principles. And i'm like yeah. Whatever you hear all this corporate speak. And i don't think i fully it took it took a little bit to realize this is like a real deal. People talk about these like the ten commandments. But day in day out as part of your life there and it has been out for so long. It's how you evaluated. Tell you are hired and it really does create clarity on what is valued and how to operate. And there's no doubt that that is part of amazon special sauce but it's part of how you're evaluated and how you're hired if you're working in amazon's corporate yes. Yeah there's not interviews if your hourly down it's does computer right so it's two very different worlds at amazon as an employee at amazon depending on where you are and who you are so when we come back we're going to talk more about that corporate culture and the corporate employees and how they're having an impact on the rest of the american forces. Well we'll be back. This is this is on point. I'm meghna chakrabarti episode. Six of our series on amazon prime effect and today. We're talking about amazon. And this relationship with its workforce more than one point three million people world wide. I'm joined today by dave glick. He's a former amazon. Vp and currently with the logistics company flex and karen. Wise is with us as well. She's reported extensively on the company's labor practices and work culture as technology correspondent for the new york times and she's with us from seattle. Now we have been talking about. The management practices and challenges that amazon has regarding its vast hourly workforce. Let's focus a little bit more about the people they hire into the corporate ranks and now karen. We spoke with someone that you reported on last spring. Merrin kosta who worked for the company for fifteen years and she told us her story as well. So let's go back to. When she started at amazon in two thousand. Two jack was just walking the floor. And you can bump and tim hallway and you could hear his laugh from five rooms down and you know. It was so exciting to be at amazon in those early years. Let's just like everything was new. We just nobody knew it was gonna work or not. You know the big challenges are still yet to be solved. You're not you're not tweaking dials. You're you're digging trenches. you know. It's the big work and then as essex grew it definitely became Warren more.
"merrin" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
"Back into the past a lot of people say well gee you know i gotta get over the past. It's kind of dead or it's you know i think backwards just look forwards. The kind of don't look back attitude. But i quote fault. Merrin i think felt was right on this and the quote is the past is not dead. It's not even past it's part of who we are. And either we come to terms with it or we down but if we don't we're going to be living for a long time with regrets and kind of disorganized and not even authentic view of who we are how he got to this point and where we should go moving forward what i think a point that butler made and you make too is that were always telling stories to ourselves like butler notice that his patients with depression. They were telling a story to themselves. It was just. They weren't even thinking about it. And as a consequence it was a story that tended to go negative because they had that negativity bias. What he said. Okay if you're going to tell a story about yourself. We have to do that to develop ego integrity to have a sense of self. Let's at least be a little bit more systematic about it. Yeah that's exactly right telling stories as a human. that's a feature of human life and in fact we tell little stories every time we take a trip to a store and come back and say hey. I got a great bargain or some anything. You even trivial little stories all the time and that's natural and it's good but in addition to doing it spontaneously if you do it thoughtfully and intentionally and really go back over your life to take a look at trying to understand what was important to you in your past life and why does that matter and what.
"merrin" Discussed on The Droid Life Show
"Competition. I got. Seth merit the galaxy. S seven edges the correct. Answer as you're just going off on and Seth merrin man. Congratulations alexey. S seven edge from samsung. What a nice little prize was for everyone who was on the us olympian that year. Doing that again this year. If you look samsung's always involved in the olympics. Or are they not sure. I haven't actually seen anything. Yeah i don't know if they are given away phone still. But i know for a fact. They definitely did it that year for marriage to tease congratulations. That's yeah the olympics are not off to a great start. At least they weren't pre. I mean the entire. Us men's basketball team had a number of problems there and then Yeah we got. People tested positive. We got no fans there. The country's in fricken lockdown not a good time to be hosting the olympics. And then not. Only that yeah. We're not allowing runners. You smoke weed cheese years it. I know and cardboard beds come. It's what a travesty cardboard bed gate. Anyway congratulations marrying in tokyo. The timing of all the events is like oh my god. I'm never gonna watch this. If can be replayed and you just can't replay. The olympics doesn't work way. It's not the same you can't go to twitter and all that stuff. I think the olympics just always be in the us just may only only allow you as athletes to such a. Us thing to say there's just it's a joke but yes anyway. Oh nick fisher. Says cardboard beds were fake news. They're very sturdy l. Well yeah man. Fake news indeed. I saw the one absolutely. He was like jumping up and down on his. I could yeah. I definitely have sex on this thing. We're good for you. Good looking guy. Charles w with the huge fifty dollar bomb bomb. Thank you charles. Charles says yeah net. Pc seven forty seven. I believe there's been a long time. Hope everything's well hope you flying safe dude. Yeah yeah anyway so screw the olympics. Thank you charles. Are we got one more giveaway. Hope everyone has been is ready to go. 'cause we gave you plenty of time on that one. This one Brady when you're question. Five is up now here. We go in. What city will you find the headquarters for the company that recently announced its purchase of meter our good friends at meter. In what city will you find a hq for the company that recently announced bunches state earlier they must laid in. They did so schrager. Traeger was originally founded in portland but then they moved believing in two thousand fourteen. I believe to salt lake city. So we've got brandon fisher. Salt lake city correct answer. I know brian has no wanting to win. One of these babies. So we're happy to see it really nice. Congratulations brandon Founded in portland. I guess i should know that had. Yeah founded in portland. I've for some reason. I dated a whole bunch of girls who somehow had some relations the person who invented it or something like such a small. It's a small world appear. Everyone knows someone connected traitor. Yeah well that's like my homing humble county anyway. Yeah so. Congratulations brandon fisher. I'm trying to write your name down. So don't forget you. So i need to hear from a creative people So congratulations chris. Williams sarah washington rashad gaddis. Seth merit and brandon fisher. You guys are my winners. Contact him to contact him. I would hope so But if you don't. I'm gonna throw down my email in the chat Would love to hear from you. Haven't received the meters. You will be receiving them soon. But as soon as i get them i will head to the post office immediately and had them sent to you so i i appreciate that and yeah all my ex's live in texas shut matters eater. Yeah that was huge Huge shoutouts again. I use my meter all the frigging time And if you aren't using. When i think you're honestly doing it wrong. So that should be meters next shirt like you're doing it wrong or something. I don't know that might trademarks or something. Now somebody else's for something that's fine that's fine Are well that's all. We got All nick fisher and clinton roche and brandon johnson. I know all those guys were also going for for meters so next time next time you can always go one although actually. I don't know if we'll do it again. Traeger you never know if they'll be so kind. Hopefully come on traeger. Oh i wanna give away frigging wood pellet grills traeger wason entire girls that would be smith i might have to keep one for. We will only have four prizes next. Yeah yeah we'll shoot for that next time the smart ones too that have all. Yeah my brother just got. He got it he'd like replaced is smaller trigger with a bigger one and he had like he just comes up to my house now and just opens. The trigger apple goes no pork shoulder spine. He really did travels around town instead of sitting in his front yard with a smoker gone. Yeah you just leave fantastic. I've already got emails. Come in so again winners. Be sure to email me all up you. It was obviously samsung. Is the big thing. So august eleventh. They're announcing everything so expect shows around that time because we'll hopefully hopefully phones in hand but hopefully we will get some devices shortly after their announced We'll see what happens. But we'll definitely have lots to talk about around then. And then as august progresses we should be getting close to android twelve stable. So that so i again. I don't want to sit here and promise you a bunch of shows. We've just been slow in between all these. She's been a weird year But hopefully you know will ramp up more shows during the the fall season when everything starts rolling out so anyway. Schizophrenics thanks for the donors. Everyone sarah don he seven forty seven url appreciate all those donors everything and everyone tune in. And so i got margaret life pace. I haven't been..
"merrin" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Morning we reached out to whitlow. Merrin cou he's the editor in chief of a news. Organization called a yibo post in port. Au prince haiti right now. I am not in hiding. But i'm not that might place because since wednesday i think as a cushion remeasure. I should not be living at my place. It's very difficult in murky situation and there is a list of known and we know that. In haiti insecurity is a big issue and during a dime where division vacuum in leadership. Anything can happen tonight. The nation of haiti is reeling after the assassination of its president inside. His home last wednesday at one am precisely. According to the prime minister of haiti comando of foreign individuals including colombians. And at least two haitian americans entered the residents of the president of the attackers. Seen here approaching. The president's residence in trucks apparently pretended to be agents of the us drug enforcement administration between this early in the morning The president was in his bed. His wife and two of his children was in the house as well. The commandos entered the house killed the president and his wife and then the assailants left the place. Philly dot com. This was carried out by tran. Skinner's right after this attack fully surfaces fire.
Belarus Sentences Former Presidential Contender to 14 Years
"A chord in belarus. Who sentence the former belarusian presidential contender. Victor perico to fourteen years in prison on corruption charges because team said before the ruling that the charges against their client had been fabricated to thwart his political ambitions. His sentencing followed warning from the un special reporter and ice merrin. That means is attempting to purge belarus of all political
"merrin" Discussed on The Body Serve
"But i don't. I really don't have any regrets. Really don't i've i've lived exactly how wanted to. I've tried my hardest every single time. I didn't win the matches. Maybe i should have always wind. Or but i really gained a mile so that for me. Hello everybody welcome back to the body. Serve jonathan and james at this point as of this recording there is one last run of thirty two third round match going on. Yeah we're cheating a little bit. We're recording on saturday and will probably release the episode on sunday. But thank you. All england club for continuing your tradition of no tennis on sunday. It gives us a nice break The fifth set between tillage and of has just started. And this does not look good for merrin chile before we get into that Welcome to our wimbledon mid slam recap. We're going to skip the dawdling because they're so much to get through. I don't even know where to start. Are we telling the truth. This time we always say that. And then we doddle nonetheless. Well there there you dawdling. A lot of things have happened in the first week of wimbledon. It'll make four. I think it will help with the pace of the episode because we can just kinda bullet point our way through. And i'd say there. They were more upsets on the women's side than on the men's side yet and some of these. We talked about the possibility of when we did. The draw analysis and others were a bit out of left field. One that i think people saw was a possibility was sloan beating petric viva in the first round. I don't know that. I called it but it's not getting call it no or like well don't look pass slow right. It's not entirely shocking. But it is still i mean. Petra is a two-time wimbledon champion. It's a draw. Buster is what is sloan. Beat her six. Three six four straight sets before going on to lose to samson ovo in the third round. One of almost a handful of women who have parlayed their warm-up prowess into second week runs wimbledon and right and the way simpson over is winning these matches for some people. She feels unbeatable. You know and a lot of players do look like that in the first week and then they're beaten of course but she prulev before taking out stevens. She's in really as good a form as anyone. At the moment kenan lost a bengal in Forty five minutes and she hit forty one errors and there was a lot of talk about this match. The loss was so quick and looked so bad. That ben rothenberg created a stat to explain what happened in. Just how bad it was. It was the rate of unforced errors Meaning they stole many errors per minute. Yes she hit. It was almost one per minute. Forty one errors over forty five minutes. How does this happen. I mean you could almost see it if she were a huge ball. Bashar like sometimes when saba linka goes haywire. You see a huge number of errors. But what the hell will what happens is that. She's one of the fastest players on tour. She doesn't often take a lot of time between points. And once that train is off the rails it just it's crushing downhill. Yeah a wrangle is a very. She's a very annoying player. If you're not playing well but this have to say in this. Fashion was unforeseen. Look she's been going through a lot of ups and downs in the last year or so. This is an unfortunate down for her but for me the most the most surprising part of this result given the context that we were made aware of just how bad it was. She still wants six games right. Losing forty five minutes. You hit forty one errors. You play this historically bad match but he still win. Six games like that's crazy. There wasn't a double bagel. No i mean a function of grass and how quickly things go on grass and how quickly in herself please but still bianca under q loss to elysee cornell. On the first day six two six one gournay who's had a bunch of success at this tournament but who then went on to lose in the next round right undressed. You looks out of sorts. At the moment at the very least she was able to play a bunch of tournaments without injuries so that is one positive she can take from this experience. Spend alina loses in the second round to magdalena and belinda. Bench loses in the first round to keva. Yeah.
"merrin" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"For years going back to. The store was like visiting the abuser. And i don't i when i really think about some of those gigs. It's just horrendous to me. I did it. I learned my fucking craft. I know how to get in shape now. But i just terror and this even the thought of it. Now i'm going on tonight. Dynasty typewriter with a bunch of half. You know half ideas a few jokes a few things. And i'm going to rip it out and that's how i do it and they're like my brain is on fire. I'm on edge. I'm furious at everything. Furious it myself and this happens innately. I don't know why this is the way that my brain needs to generate. Why this is the method. But like i just like i know like today heading into the sing. My brain will just fucking rip open. And i'll and. I'll start putting things together and i'll outline and stuff and i'll just go kick it around up there in front of people it's terrifying. It's t- there's nothing not horrendous. We stressful about it. It's always the way i've done it and this is how i'm going to do it. My happy about it. I don't know what's going to happen. I never give myself the benefit of the doubt. Given that. I've done this for half my fucking life at this point i'm just i and at the edge man and i know on some level it's i came in and it's not sober behavior. Maybe need a meeting. Your dry you're this or that. This is the way it goes. And i never remember that. This is the way it goes. I wanna quit. I don't wanna do it this way anymore. I don't wanna do it anymore. I don't want and i'm just i get myself into this fucking meltdown mode. I guess it's my innate way of building up the courage to fucking do this show because it's all life or death for me. I'm not going up there with a list like joked in work. I'm going. I gotta put it on the line. I guess that's what i live for. What makes it all worthwhile is for me to get up there. Not knowing what's going to happen to put myself in this situation right. I have to be funny and not exactly sure where it's going to come from and wait for it to come and hope it does come then all of a sudden it's deliver to you. You don't know where you're just like you're sort of like you're kind of fishing the air i'm gonna go fishing in the ether to see if i can catch some tags. Some jokes some brilliant. Just a moment will it come. Will it come. And when it comes out of nowhere. It's sort of like there it is. It's been delivered that moment. It's fucking horrible. They have to depend on that. Wouldn't it be easier just to write a fucking joke. Merrin would not be it. Who you call in merrin on you dude you right relax man remember the feeling you got as a kid being tucked into bed do you or the feeling you get now in the arms of somebody you love safe and secure right should be should be in the best case scenario. It's a feeling of security. That only comes to a human connection and that's why the people at simplisafe home security are so important of course simply safe has an award-winning system. That has all the technology bells and whistles. You'd expect these days but the people at simplisafe really take it to the next level whether it's a fire burglary a medical emergency a. burst piper even a problem while you're setting up the system simply safe as a person with the expertise you need. We also recommend simplisafe because the equipment is great and we got it set up in minutes with no problems but knowing there's always someone there.
CPI Rises 4.2% Over the Last Year
"Welcome to the investors podcast. I'm your host trae lockerbie and today. I'm super excited to welcome back to the show. Fan favourite merrin tusa and always a pleasure. Thanks for coming on the show. That's my pleasure. So one of the reasons. We love having on merrin is that there's always just a wealth of knowledge that you bring to the table and it's always such a wide ranging discussion and today's no different. There's a lot to cover. And i want to go ahead and dig right in one of the most interesting headlines. I think we've seen recently is the. Us bureau of labor statistics releasing some new cpi numbers and the is risen. Four point two percent over the last year so given your knowledge and the gold and silver mark is. I just wanted to take the opportunity to ask you about what your stance on those metals looks like right now and if you've been expecting maybe better performance out of them lately as my subscribers know when you have such a lockdown in so much pent up demand you look what's going on with copper lumbers so many sectors or hitting it and people what about gold and silver. I remind everyone that eighteen hundred dollar gold is a phenomenal price. Or me and the company that i'm heavily invested in and i get it. People want the to handle as four handle. Cpi came to thousands better than eighteen. Hundred i agree but when you're all in sustaining cost is eight nine hundred and you know you have a one hundred percent margins. That's a pretty good business to be in so yes. The investors want. Bitcoin like returns. They want that action but mining is the remember. Gold is the oldest currency in the world so moves a lot slower and it's a much more global. There's a hundred eighty six minds with over for example with over two million ounces. It's everywhere and it's a big business osama silver silver nod as much of a currency metal. Like gold is because over half is used for australia. Uses has got one foot in the industrial sector and one foot in the precious metal. So you would expect silver to be doing better than it is
Far fewer California seniors are getting vaccinated in rural counties than urban areas
"Has only vaccinated about half of it senior population against covid nineteen. That's according to the latest data from the cdc. The sixty five and older group was deemed the most vulnerable to death and serious illness. During the pandemic but overall only around fifty six percent of california seniors have received the full course of a covid nineteen vaccine there are also discrepancies between urban and rural counties. In the more rural conservative shasta county just thirty six percent of seniors are fully vaccinated that compares with other counties like merrin just of san francisco where seventy one percent of seniors are fully vaccinated
Amazon Illegally Fired Labor Advocates, Federal Board Rules
"In the ongoing story about amazon and the company's efforts to fight against unionization the us national labor relations board ruled against amazon in a recent claim stating that the company illegally fired two employees who had advocated for workers rights and to call the company to account for its environmental impact. Merrin kosta and emily cunningham had both criticized their employer publicly before the company fired. Both women a move that the labor board identified as retaliatory amazon representative. Jc anderson said that the reason the company handed the employees their walking papers wasn't to punish them for criticizing amazon. But rather for quote repeatedly violating internal policies in quote however since at least one of those policies seems to be about speaking publicly about the business according to the new york times this seems like circular logic to me almost like a catch twenty. Two sure you can criticize amazon. It seems to say but if you speak publicly about the business you violated an internal policy criticizing not against the rules. It's an that speaking about the business that is but that internal policy sounds like it is partly designed to protect. The company from employees criticizing. It publicly at least in any
"merrin" Discussed on KCRW
"Thanks so much to all of you for joining us Thank you. Always a pleasure. Thank you. This'll is NPR news and I'm Cherry Glaser with this case here. W News update. Cheech Marin is best known for being one half of the famous comedy duo Cheech and Chong. But the Southern California Tive has also made a name for himself as well. The foremost collectors in the world when it comes to Chicano art. Now, the more than 700 pieces in his collection will be permanently displayed in Riverside. Cheech Marin's Center for Chicano Art, culture and History will be the first space in the country set aside for Mexican American art and culture, the comedian told kcrw's press play. It's important for a museum like this to exist. My mantra has always been. You can't love her. Hey, Chicano art unless you see it, and that's been my my goal to get everybody to Be able to see Chicano art Merrin says he was wooed by the city of Riverside, which offered up its old public library to house the collection. And they came to me with this proposition that I didn't understand it. At first. They thought you want me to buy a museum. I don't have that much money. You No, no, no, no. We want to give you the museum and you give us the collection. If all goes as planned, the so called Cheech will open in Riverside this fall. You're listening to KCRW KCRW sponsors include Amazon studios, presenting one night in Miami from director Regina King and writer Kemp Powers inspired.
3 funeral workers fired over Maradona coffin photos
"Workers in Argentina had been fired for posing for photos alongside the body of soccer star Diego Merrin Donna certainly before his funeral, the images distributed across social media created outrage, even death threats. I'm Tim
Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied at the ACM Awards, and people are not happy
"Morris and Luke combs taken home big wins? Merrin Bra home he no artist of the year unused event of the year. Luke claimed male artist of the year and album of the year. Blake Shelton Old Dominion Dannon say also taking home trophies Keith urban was hosting. This is the show that was originally supposed to happen in Las Vegas back in April. They delayed it a few months in a surprise twist last night Carrie Underwood and Thomas. Rhett tied for entertainer of the year. We have a tie. This this is got to be a first in history. I'm sure I don't know but I'm going to guess how they did it by the way. Spike. Didn't do it virtually they did it where they just. Came backstage and actually much better than the virtual through container of the year. Award Thomas Rhett Oh my goodness. Gracious. He was first and then Carrie underwood gave a speech. No social media was not happy about this tie the first time. Again, this has ever happened between two artists tweets like of course, they had to make the ACM awards entertainer high and make sure a man still one couldn't let a well deserving hardworking woman have this year on her own over this spit. Everything another tweet said participation trophy generation at its finest. Next up, we'll be a world series tie were both teams win but you have to realize country music. It really is still boys game. So it's infuriating to a lot of country fans that women don't get properly represented in the genre as a
How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled
"How did millions of Americans come to believe that most plastic would be recycled when that's not actually true Laura Sullivan is GonNa take the story from here. Okay, it seemed like a good place to start was the plastic industry they make the stuff. Did they know the truth about recycling plastic? I headed to one of the birthplaces of plastic plastic comes from oil. But really comes from the dupont chemical company and some of the plastic industries old records are housed in the Hagley Library. It's this stone building on the grounds of the first dupont family home in Delaware. This is a place that actually used to store sodium nitrate back when Dupont made gunpowder not plastic. There's an archivist with a bow tie a handlebar moustache named Lucas Clawson, and he looks like someone would make cocktails. Lucas wheeled out a cart of boxes. Thank you. Files that documented the discovery of a chemical marvel that changed the world, a product that looked like glass but break a product that could also look like lightweight fluff but keep things hot called Styrofoam and incredible new film that can preserve food for days called. Saran. Wrap there were a couple of clues about recycling inside the boxes from the industry's most powerful lobby group at the time the Society of the plastics industry their job was to lobby for the big oil and plastic companies. So think Exxon Chevron Dow Dupont. And there's this one memo from one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, three, the. Movement is just being born, and one of the top people in the plastics industry is talking about how the cost of sorting plastic is high but it seemed like a lot of the documents were were missing I find reference to a memo a report, but then I noticed that someone had drawn a line through it Lucas. Can I ask you a question absolute. Okay. Why? In this section are all. These APPS. So many of these. Cross out because those records are no longer. Here anymore day or not where did they go the society of the Plastics Industry Astra them back think they really yes is an unusual. That doesn't happen often. Do you do know why they took them. Did they say? I, do not know. Okay Of course, there are all kinds of reasons why an industry lobbying group might want. It's records back I did call society the plastic folks and ask them if I could see the records they took they said No. So I headed to another library this time at Syracuse University and they're buried in its tax, our boxes of files donated from an industry consultant. Actually the industry consultant died in the why found the boxes and gave them to Syracuse and inside these boxes. I found what I was looking for a report was sent to top oil and plastic executives in nineteen seventy three. It says, recycling plastic is nearly impossible. There is no recovery from obsolete products. It says recycling is costly sorting. It is infeasible plus it says plastic degrades every time you try to reuse it. So the oil in plastic industry new, they've known for almost fifty years. and. Then I found more confidential memos in meetings echoed decades of this knowledge insight thousands of pages of courtroom discovery. There's a speech from an industry insider in nineteen seventy four when it comes to recycling large quantities plastic, it says there is quote serious doubt that it can ever be made viable on an economic basis. Now. Okay. Sure. Anyone can take something plastic melted down and make something else. But what these documents are saying is that it's expensive, it's time consuming it's chemically problematic and it's just cheaper and easier to make plastic out of new oil instead of plastic trash there are all kinds of names in these documents men who have never spoken publicly before and there was one name I kept seeing over and over he. was, giving speeches at fancy hotels, hosting conferences and Berlin. Phoenix, they called him a bigwig. He was the industry's top lobbyist. Larry Thomas this is the man I had to find but do you know how many Larry Thomas's there are in the United? States. Thousands I'd call say are you the Larry Thomas used to work in plastics? Are you leery Thomas who used to be president of the Society of the plastics industry? And then finally, I'll prompt Merrin the plastics industry no getting around it the BIGWIG himself I'll walk. Do that's for sure. Yeah. My personal views certainly didn't always job with. US I had the quake as part of my job. That's the way it was there. He's retired now on the coast of Florida but I told him I've been reading all about his exploits in the world of plastic. Where would the offices the officers were? What would you think they would be K. Street yes. Twenty Five K. Street Casey was the heart of lobbying in Washington and it was in those offices at top executives in the world's most powerful oil and plastic companies met they had meeting after meeting about a little problem they were having there was just too much plastic trash consumers didn't like it. In one of the documents I found from nineteen nine, hundred nine Larry wrote the top oil executives at Exxon Chevron, Amoco Dow Dupont proctor, and gamble in a bunch of others he wrote the image of plastics is deteriorating at an alarming rate. We are approaching a point of no return. The classic. I was under fire. We gotta do. What it takes to take the heat off. Because we want to continue to make classic equality, they wanted to keep making plastic but the more you make the more plastic trash you get and the obvious solution to this is to recycle it but they knew they couldn't remember it's expensive. It's a great. Discussion about how difficult it was to recycle. They knew that the infrastructure wasn't there. So really have recycling amount to a whole lot. So they needed a different plan. Larry Decides to call a bunch of meetings at fancy hotels. He summons the Society of the plastics people executives Larry doesn't remember the specifics of each particular meeting but one of his deputies at the time Lou Freeman he remembers you could. Get. Back all the layers of my brain. Lou, remembers a bunch of meetings the basic question on the table was. You guys you're our trade association in the plastics industry aren't doing enough. We need to do more. This one dupont executive was telling Lou. It's your job to fix plastics imaging problem. So what do you need? You said, I think if we had five million dollars. which seemed like a lot of money. If we had five million dollars we could. We could. We could solve this problem. And My boss said in response. If you add five million dollars, you would know how to spend it effectively. Well, they came up with a way to spend five million dollars that and a lot more I. Remember this. This is one of these exchanges that sticks with me thirty five years later however long it's been. Anna was You know what we need to do is advertise our way out of it. That was the idea thrown out. The industry decided to advertise its way out of a can't recycle it problem. The possibilities off plastics plastics. From dense. Touted the benefits of a product that after it was used for the most part was headed to a landfill incinerator or even ocean. Look empty yet it's anything but trash it's full of potential. These commercials carried an environmentalist message, but they were paid for by the oil and plastic companies eventually leading to fifteen million dollars a year industrywide ad campaign promoting plastic. So I asked Larry why why spend tens of millions of dollars telling people to recycle plastic when the new recycling plastic wasn't going to work? and. That's when he said it. The point of the whole thing if the public thinks so recycling is working. Then they're not going to be concerned about the environment and if they're not concerned about the environment. Though keep buying plastic it wasn't just Larry in lieu who said this I spoke to half a dozen top guys involved in the industry at the time who all said plan was unfolding and it went beyond at the industry funded recycling projects and local neighborhoods expensive sorting machines that didn't make any economic sense school recycling contests. All of this was done with great fanfare. except I decided to go track down almost a dozen of the industry's biggest projects like the one where they were going to recycle plastic and national parks or the one that was going to recycle all the plastic and school lunches in New York they all failed and disappeared quietly but there was one more part of this campaign, the final piece that did stick around. That recycling symbol with the numbers in the middle this symbol has. So. Much confusion about what is and is not recyclable in the plan to stamp it on every plastic item popped up a lot in the documents I learned of a quiet campaign to lobby almost forty states to require that every single plastic item have this symbol stamped on it. Even if there was no way to economically recycle it, I should note that some. Environmental is also supported. The symbol thinking would help, separate and sort plastic but the industry knew the truth the symbols were causing problems. Warm report told executives in July nineteen ninety-three that the symbol is being misused. It's creating quote unrealistic expectations about what plastic people can recycle. It's being used as a green marketing tool, but the executives decided to keep the symbol anyway. I did reach out to plastic industry folks and they said that the symbols were only meant to help sort plastic and that they were not intended to confuse people but the symbol in the ads in the projects, all of this basically convince people Larry says the idea that the vast majority of plastic can be recycled was sinking in. Say that. After a while the atmosphere seems to change I. Don't know whether it was because people thought that recycling has solved the problem. was that they were just so in love with plastic products that they were willing to overlook the environmental concerns that were were mounting up. It's been thirty years now since most of those plans have been put into place and the public's feelings about plastic have started to shift again, people are reading stories about oceans choked with plastic trash and trace amounts of this stuff inside our bodies, and once again, people are wanting to ban plastic and the survival of the oil companies is at stake.
Evofem To Launch On-Demand Contraceptive
"Today we're GonNa talk about a company that is trying to commercialize a female contraceptive and the company's called Yvo FEM and their product is called sexy and it's going to be launched actually in the next few days. So I wanNA talk about them as the main story, and then we're going to start with some updates from Gilead O'Donnell as well as bio Merrin and actually we got some news from Amarin today that I'm GonNa touch on just very very briefly because I haven't. Totally incorporated it into my portfolio yet, but we did see some dramatic news from them. So with that, let's get going and the first thing I want to talk about is the Gilead, news that we heard and what we found out is that they were issued a complete response letter for the approval of Phil God's Nib, which was their treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. So, this is a bit of a surprise I would say and Phil God was going to be something that replaces revenue streams that are slowly starting to fall off a patent for Gilliat and they're gonNA start to feel that in the form of loss of revenue and forgotten it was kind of shoe into get approved by the FDA issued them this complete response letter saying that they will not approve the drug unless certain conditions are met and usually when companies receive Sierra L. either it's unconditional in the sense that they don't have any recourse or it has conditions on it and hear what we. Found out that the FDA wanted more data from their face, three Manta and Manta Ray studies before completing its reviewed, the NBA and they're specifically concerned about issues in male sex organs. So Gilead is going to have to provide this data, the FDA before they will approve it, and it looks like from what I looked very briefly on the clinical trials dot Gov site is that the primary completion date isn't until early twenty, twenty one where they final completion date of twenty, twenty four. Now Juliette is pre savvy. So I feel like they'll be able to eventually overcome these hurdles once they provide some data. So I. don't see it being long long-term hindrance of the company, but we've seen the stock get hammered pretty hard since the glory days of remedy severe and in general has been kind of slow to adopt new therapies to their pipeline in order to maintain that growth that people expect. So hopefully, with the approval of Fil gone, they'll be able to replace those drugs that are falling off of patent and be able to maintain their value that way. But personally no position for me from Gilead but I thought it was interesting to point this APP. Nasr Company. I WanNa talk about is by Merrin, and they are trading at a fourteen billion dollar market cap now, and they were also issued a complete response letter for Rock Avian and this was their hemophilia, a gene therapy and I've touched on Hemophilia A and. A number of different videos but I haven't touched the topic in a while. I did notice the CRO though and it's interesting because the conditions that the FDA wanted in order to approve the drug was evidence from two years of data for its ongoing phase three trial to support the durability of the gene therapy. So this is obviously kind of rough for the company because the bar is rarely set this high for other companies that two year window of therapy is going to be maintained. This has me questioning the gene therapy space as a whole that you know other companies that have invested in say route Jenex bio if they're going to have to show two years of data to show that it is a Gerbil effect, this obviously plays into the models and delays the time at which it's GonNa take for them to get revenue. So kind of. makes. Me Nervous about the gene therapy space but you know different diseases seem to have different thresholds for what the FDA wants and it's tough to predict. So thought it was worth bringing up and just for those who are actually following by man, their last phase three patient will complete two years of follow up in November twenty, twenty, one, serve you're expecting revenue from this drug. Now you're GonNa have to wait until twenty, twenty two proudly see any revenue. So that's a disappointment even though the drug does help us significant number of patients. All right. Moving on I WANNA touch on otani therapeutics ticker symbol od T, and they're trading now at around five hundred, seventy, four, million dollar market cap for those that don't remember I, touched on this a while ago they were short candidate that I had once I seemed like they had a run up in the stock for no obvious reason, and then I sold it off in anticipation of run up to this event that we just saw news to, and they're commercializing a tax seen that is given orally. So right now has to be given IV in a lot of complications surrounding that a lot of hurdles that patients he'd go through to get this. Treatment and it's Kinda tedious. So if he can come up with an oral version, it would be much better for patients and that's what Oh Donald Trump do here. So what we heard is that their face three contessa trial achieved primary endpoint and what they were looking at is test attacks will their drug plus bean compared to just capital being alone, and the results showed that the progression free survival was significantly better in the tax will plus Kapustin group rather than just cap aside to being alone nine point eight months versus six point nine months with a hazard ratio of zero point seven to just pretty good and value point zero, zero three.
12-Year-Old Boy Shot In Both Knees In Humboldt Park, Chicago Overnight
"A twelve year old boy was shot early this morning on west division and Humboldt park more from WGN TV's Judy why police say someone started shooting near west division and Louise Manaea's Merrin Dr the twelve year old was on the sidewalk and he was shot in both of his knees it appeared his family was attending a Porter Rican celebration at the time while police were collecting evidence a large crowd was still on the streets
Sabatinis stylish dominance; Nadal and Federers 2006 classic
"Amy Thank you so much for your support and to everybody that bacteria kickstarter at the end of last year which enabled us to carry on all year long and produced the tennis podcast four. You hope you're enjoying it. We certainly are catherine say. Hello Catherine David. Hello Matt. You're right. Hello yes fine. Thank you good. We have had the most wonderful weekend watching old tennis matches from Rome which we are going to really have with you today from nine hundred ninety two. The story of Gabriella Sabatini is extraordinary. Run in Rome for titles in five years and also talk about how more generally she's one of those players that tends to get forgotten. I'm afraid to say including bias. I can't think of many times that we've mentioned the name Gabriella Sabatini over the last eight years of the tennis podcast. And we're going to put that right today. She also turned fifty as well over the weekend. So feels like a good time to do that. And we're going to go back to the two thousand six men's final between Roger Federer and Rafael. The Dow a dare say many more of you will remember that one and maybe some of you watched it with us over the weekend so lots to talk about before we do that. Let's just mention the news of the week. Which is that more? Tennis TOURNAMENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UP until July thirty first on the ATP circuit and the events. The wheelchair events have been announced on the men's side tournaments like a start Baastad Kitzbuehl in Newport or cancel because of the corona virus. And we await to find out what will happen with the American swing in August. But I mean it doesn't sound great so we'll have to wait and see several WTI events until mid-july cancelled as well but no great surprise. I'm afraid Catherine I should say as well following on from songs that could be used for the corona era a particular mention for EJ Stanton on instagram. Who suggests don't stand so close to me from the police. Yep Yep acceptable. Yep that's yeah. I've heard that mentioned a lot of the lowest we were going for more. I don't want to diminish EJ's contribution that we were going. Ooh For more specifically songs that reference the absence of crowd right so rather than sort of general corona virus social distancing song bags which which I feel are. Is anyone else a bit over sort of Korean social distancing song just over the whole thing generally? It's a very very difficult time for cynical people with a dry sense of humor because there's a loss of well intentioned sort of sickly happiness in sort of we're all in this together in we'll come through this and have you considered crafting. You should be crofting. Oh we're GONNA come out of. This is best move well rounded people and you know people that then you bunny the. I'm so over all of that. This folks is Katharine Whitaker. Who has just shown irs her two thousand piece Jigsaw which makes two in a row that she's not together now and she's also about her fiftieth podcast to the air with two weeks worth of dailies to come during Roland Garros Peppy Catherine. Yeah but I'm not. I'm not smugly telling people if you considered podcasting it's it'll make you a better human being during these challenging times. Stephanie my better I have. You always Dunk Jigsaw. No I mean I have on occasion in over the years done the odds Dixon L- but nights definitely I. I'm not doing this to to self improve. I'm enough to pass the time. I'm just impressed. Because not cool or anything they might even be able to hear me through the wolves but my parents started kick those and they're really not very good at them. How can you be? How can you be bad at jiggles? Unless you've got bad eyesight you've done you've done about five of them in the space have been out of the night soaking souls. We're talking two thousand pieces. My parents struggling with five five hundred faces. Maybe they need help just handed over to my kids. If I was doing a jigsaw. There's no why upbeat during it because I just lose know these inch. It's IT'S GONNA sound like one of these awful peppy. People is the IT. It's it's very mindful. It gets me off my phone hawks. Group it it's very it's you can still sort of be watching the telly obviously not physique. And have something on the tally in the background. And be paying attention to it but it gets you off your phone sort of it. Concentrates the mind. Oh God I hate myself move on. Can Multitask is what you're saying? Awesome specifically cannot multitask. So I would say it's a nonstarter. Meanwhile folks we have been putting photos on social media channels of ourselves in one thousand nine hundred ninety two where possible because Matt didn't exist nine hundred ninety two and two thousand and six respectively Matt has created quashed a picture of a tennis magazine on which he as a child prodigy is on the front cover wielding his racket. Like Richard Gasquet aged nine. Except there's no strings in the racquet That's the away so walk away. A few people were taken in by it. It's my absolute probably favorite thing. That's ever happened to me. That people actually think I was on the cover of Tennis magazine. Age Ten it was just at Wimbledon in the. Lta Tent way you could go up and have your have your photo taken in front of a green screen. And they were then imprinted onto ace tennis magazine. And yes they put up there alongside the words the not a the future Wimbledon champion going to all future Wimbledon. Men's having experienced his game. I can tell you what could have happened to a young Merrin Chile church in appearance. Yeah not sure what to say about that. Well he he opened so I'd go with that. Yeah no great. I'm in favor of all. Comparisons to professionals plays a singular. Us Open title is not all Wimbledon. Titles there is it still in underachievement relative. I don't think we're actually doing any matches from two thousand seven for tennis relived. Who knows how long ten is live? We'll be going on. We may have to come to two thousand and seven at some point but I actually went back the following year and appeared on the front cover again. Let's just put it up as a sort of extra what the people working uniform and that one.
Amazon fires two employees critical of warehouse working conditions
"Four Amazon is fired some employees who've spoken out about Amazon's warehouse conditions during the pandemic the two now former employees Merrin Costa and Emily Cunningham were let go according to Amazon for violating internal policies the company would not be any more specific than that Amazon is faced backlash over conditions not just in warehouses but also for delivery personnel and gig or temporary workers in retail shops the Seattle firings come just weeks after Staten Island New York employee was terminated for according to the anni demonstrating in violation of these paid quarantine New York City human rights officials will be looking into that
Country star Maren Morris to perform at the Houston Rodeo
"It's the first full weekend of the rodeo go Tejano day is tomorrow Joel Cowley with Houston livestock show and rodeo says that the weather is just perfect for you to spend the entire day at NRG park if you're coming out to enjoy the the carnival in the food in the shopping the best thing to do is to come early and then if you're staying for the show just say all day because they're a lot of places on site we can sit down rest and relax country star and native Texan Merrin Mars performs tonight and go Tejano day is when I'm home I get a lot and he takes the main stage tomorrow
Amber Alert discontinued after 10-year-old Houston boy found safe; mother’s ex-girlfriend in custody
"I missing Houston Houston boys boys say say following following a a suspected suspected kidnapping kidnapping police police say say Josh Josh were were Merrin Merrin was was found found on on the the west west side side of of town town shortly shortly after after an an amber amber alert alert was was issued issued officers officers arrested arrested the the suspect suspect Nicole Harrison and expect the charger with kidnapping
Brad Pitt Tells Marc Maron His Personal Life is a Disaster
"Pitt and and L. D. C. went on WTI. With Marc Maron. Of course when I say L. D. C.. You know what I'm talking about none other than Leonardo DiCaprio. If if you listened to yesterday's show you should know by now that we're pivoting to calling him. L. D. C.. Leo Is L. D. C.. Now we're doing L. D. C.. Instead of Leo so it just try to keep up a key anyway. The two most famous guys in Hollywood I would probably say Went on W. t.f with Marc Maron and they talked about their film. Once upon a time in Hollywood. I tried desperately to listen to the whole thing but I ended up having to skip around because like come on. I don't have infinite time okay. I'm not a what the fuck buddy. Okay I'm not what the senator I'm not a what the net and just a human being who's desperately trying to become the dirt under Leonardo Nardo DiCaprio's fingernail I mean LDC's fingernail so first of all. We have to talk about how in interview Brad outed himself as a big fan of of Merrin. Not Like I mean yes. Marc Maron the person but I'm specifically talking about his. TV show. Merrin remember that show will apparently Rod Rod pit has seen the entire series three times. There are four seasons of Maryland and brand has watched all of them three times. This is that completely unhinged behavior brought. We need to talk about this. Why are you okay? Okay I feel like it's an extremely depressed. Depressed divorced Dad vibe to watch Merrin the entire series three times in a row anyway the interviews pretty good a few outlets have started reporting reporting on a couple of different parts of it. This part is probably the Buzzy Est.. It's when Mark Marin starts talking to the guys about Paparazzi and the influence that like tabloids have on their lives. Leo Starts by talking about how the `Paparazzi has actually lightened up. And it's not as big a part of his life these days. No it doesn't tonight no no no. It doesn't not not as much anymore. No no thank God. Would they do something usually. There's like this time when you have a movie coming out out or you're starting to do promotion. Where their side sort of on you a lot more the off? But you know I get to. I've been able to escape a lot more. which is it's great and walk around? It's at this point in the interview that you can kind of hear Brad Pitt getting annoyed. He's like why yours have stopped minor still going anyway. Brad jumps in right here a little disgruntled with you. Haven't you haven't waiting on men really. Oh Man Yeah but maybe I'm just I'm just trash MAG fodder I'm like I don't know my Because observe disaster of personal probably very exciting personal poor. Brad I do feel I kind of feel bad for Brad interviewing like he says his personal life is a disaster. I mean you know. He's gone through a lot he's he's gone through a lot. bratty boy I don't have much more to say about the interview but I think Leo Aka. LDC summed it up best. When he said this a little? Kim Yeah Rats is GonNa get you one way or another it's been my motto. I figure there's just nothing you can do L. D. C.. So Oh funny. I think that's funny. I think that they're both funny. I guess I have to listen to the whole thing I have to. I have to do a deep dive on this podcast uncast episode. Because like. How often do we get a listers? Like this going onto podcasts. Like we just we. Just don't get it that often. So yeah I'm Gonna I'm going to give it a listen. You know I'm going to have to become a With the Nadir or whatever what a what did they called the listeners. I don't
Finland anoints Sanna Marin, 34, as world's youngest serving prime minister
"With three of the four candidates leading in the democratic presidential primary pulls all in their seventies questions are being asked about when it's too old to be president but the opposite is happening in Finland were thirty four year old man transportation and communications minister and lawmaker Santa Merrin was voted by the ruling Social Democratic Party council on Sunday to be the new prime minister there thirty five gonna be Finland's youngest ever prime minister and the youngest sitting at PM anywhere in the world so is that too young to lead a nation like I said a lot as a lot of people
Why Are Some Words 'Bad'?
"We're talking about that words specifically bad words for the adults listening. Don't turn this down. I promise we won't actually say any swears cuss curse words. Potty talk however you characterize this kind of language in your family now some of you listening might not really know any bad words and that's great but but then again maybe you have heard an adult around you say a word and then ask you not to repeat it or maybe you've heard another kid say a bad word. Maybe even some of you have said one of those bad words yourself and perhaps you've gotten in trouble for it. You have sent us questions about why these words exist and why they're often so powerful and we thought these questions deserved their own episode because it's important to be able to talk about the things that are confusing or hard and even the things that make us or our adults uncomfortable. Here's who we found to guide us in this conversation. My name is Ben. Bergen and and I'm a professor at the University of California San Diego and I steady language and the brain whenever we speak. It's because of signals that are sent from our brain whenever we understand words. It's because the signals that go into our ears and into our eyes get connected in our brain and our brain allows us to. I understand how meaning works allows us to convey messages and it's the really smart control system at the middle of our bodies professor. Bergen has also written a book all about bad words has a cheeky title. But the subtitle is what swearing reveals about our language our brains and ourselves so he has spent a lot of time studying bad words why we use them and how we use them and what's going on in in our brains. When we say bad words I became really interested in swearing when I became apparent so I have two kids who were five into into and when my son was born all of a sudden I realized that I used some strong language as an adult that I I felt a little uncomfortable with around this new child and I wanted to understand more about how that strong language worked? Does it cause harm two children to hear it. Why do we use it? Why does it feel so powerful and so I started doing some research? Does it cause harm to children to hear or use bad language. Guage as far as we can tell there's no particular harm that it causes two children so children here lots of words and they find them Some of them exciting. They find some of them boring. They find some of them intriguing interesting because maybe they provoke interesting reactions. Sion's and the people around them but for the most part the words themselves don't cause any harm the the thing it does cause harm we know is when people talk to children in ways that make them feel bad about themselves so telling children that they a worthless telling children that they're bad or threatening children. We know that that can cause harm but it doesn't matter so much which words you use. What matters is the message that you're conveying Well I hope we can get into a little bit more of that but let's start with some of the questions that we have from our a young listeners because it will probably not surprise the kids who are listening and it will definitely not surprise any adults who are listening that we have a lot of questions from kids about bad words and why people use them and why kids can't use them so let's start with Daschle. Hello My name is Anne from North Carolina and my question is why are some bad bad word were some words bad in wind. Wise the Middle Finger bad my name is Logan in Iowa from Omaha and my question is why are some words bad. Why are some words bad? That's a great question. It's very hard to give a single answer because for each word there's a different history. Three words come into a language over the course of many many many years and centuries and they change and so the way that a word is used at one time may change over the course of generations of people who use that word words. In general that are considered bad tend to come from particular places they tend to relate to part of our lives that we don't like talking about about in public and in particular they tend to relate to experiences of like bathroom functions. So things that you we do in a bathroom or too religious ideas. Sometimes they relate to other groups of people that we have negative feelings about those those words. Over time they evolved they change so that not only do people not want to talk about those things but they don't even want to say those words or hear those particular particular words. What about the Middle Finger? I know you study words but do you have a sense of white gestures. Things that you do with your body could also be considered batter those connected to the words so the Middle Finger has a very long history. It's been used in the same way that we use it now for at least two thousand years. We know that the ancient Incheon Greeks used it the ancient Romans used it and it was very similar to what it is now. We think that it might might have originally been used to represent a penis and That just as we don't like to show private parts in public look in the same way. We don't like to show demonstrations of what private parts might look like in public but over the course of time. It's just become a general term or general gesture that is used to denigrate people or to show dislike for people. The middle finger isn't universal. Though in lots of other cultures there are different gestures that mean similar things and in some places in the world. The Middle Finger doesn't mean what it means here you at all. That's so interesting because I think a lot of people will understand that to be true. That may be something that is not a such a bad word in your family family or in your culture can be really bad or have a totally different meaning in somebody else's family or somebody else's culture and Ben even the things that you were talking talking about like Bathroom humor some families are okay with that and some families aren't and there. Are Maybe things that we say at home. That are okay that we wouldn't say at school. Aw So it's interesting to think about the fact that words don't have a universal bad meaning or a universal bad sense to them or a good sense to them. Yes the the words that we think are bad. We think are bad because we learned that they are bad. We were told that by our parents wants or we noticed that they were bleeped out when we're listening to music or maybe we were even punished for using them. That's how we learned that those particular words are bad but as you say it may differ from family to family. I know that there are families that my children go to school with who have very different rules at home. About what words they can say and what words they can't say and certainly across time the words that we think are bad words now were not bad Edwards one hundred or two hundred years ago and they won't be bad words in the future either are their historical bad words. That don't really have any meaning now. So they're more just kind of fun but that were really bad way back two hundred years ago. Sure there's a whole history of words that used to be really strong bad words but people have totally totally forgotten about one of them is zounds downs zones yeah that's a good one or Gad. Souks Gad's oops it was bad get dukes was really bad. It was religious term. It comes from God's hooks and it's meant to refer to to the Stigmata of Jesus on the Cross There's another one that I don't think anyone knows about any more. But that was the F. Word back in Shakespeare's Day. We have another question from Merrin. I am nine years old. I live in Evansville Indiana. My question is is. Why aren't kids allowed to say bad words or cuss words? Why aren't kids allowed to say bad? Words cuss words. That's a great question. Some kids are in some circumstances. So it's important to remember that social rules change depending on who you you are and where you are and who's around you so it's certainly true that in certain places people are expected not to use bad words so for example in a classroom where they're adults around or with particular adults may be in your home. Those are places where there's as an expectation that people will talk in a certain way and in our culture at this time we've decided that those words are not appropriate for for those circumstances. It's kind of like you know when you need to use the bathroom. There's a particular sites that you use the bathroom and lots of other places that you don't. That's just how our society works but there are certain places and certain times where kids can use strong words in particular where there aren't people around who feel that it's inappropriate so when kids are just around other kids and a everyone is comfortable and making sure that they're keeping each other's Feeling in safe. Then it's okay for those kids to use those words in some families at home. It's okay for kids to use strong words so so it all it all depends. I would also add that. One of the jobs of the adults in your life is to try to teach you what's acceptable and what's not and how your behaviors you and your language affect you and other people and what the consequences are of how you behave. And then when you're an adult you have more freedom to make choices for yourself about what kind words you're going to use but those choices will be based on what you've learned from the adults in your life from all of the people around you
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