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"michael franz" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
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"michael franz" Discussed on Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple Podcast
"Good morning speak when we mullahs. And it's Friday. Morning may the eighth. It's beautiful and sunny. I'm dividing days of mostly in my head by the rainy day or the sunny day or the cold and Sunny Day The day of the week gets lost. Sometimes I just earlier this morning I love listening to the Chicago public radio station and Especially for their news coverage and they have a BBC news in the morning and today. I didn't realize I know yesterday was V. Sock Day the full Moon Day in June and the sixteenth. This one Blue Lotus. I said the fourteenth yesterday the sixteenth is when Blue Lotus ordinarily would have celebrated that at our temple this year SUPPO- Yesterday and it's still a full moon. Today I think so. Enjoy the full moon and have your own. Is We talked about yesterday? Do Your own internal celebration with your with the people. You're a home with and for yourself personally. We can celebrate it for ourselves. And we're celebrating the birth and the and the Enlightenment and the final enlightenment at his death so we can roll all of our big holidays pretty much into one But today is the seventy fifth anniversary for of the of E. Day after World War. Two the surrender of the Germans in a victory in Europe Day and the BBC had a beautiful short tribute to that and it was very moving and they read a letter of someone describing to her husband who was overseas what it was like an England and how people were Winston Churchill spoke and the king spoke and It was such a beautiful time and for years of course in Europe they were still rationing. They were rebuilding and England had been badly bombed and All the all the European countries had been affected and it it was the end of the war the official end of the war in Europe. The that took a little bit longer other places to reach that final end of the battling day as we know but I was I really immediately was thinking about think of how many years Europe was struggling and in a living through a war and such an such a terrible war just trying to entire populations of people being wiped out. And I thought about this co Quarantine that were under and how hard it is for people to to make it through six weeks of trying to maintain social distancing wearing masks and we know when we listen to the health authorities. We're going to have to be Moving into our new future slowly and gradually and so many things will be changing so I think it would be really inspiring to listen to that feeling from people who had been living with the threat of bombs every night in some areas all day long losing their loved ones every day hearing about losses Hearing hearing about the the atrocities of the war as they were uncovered over the years and economies being shattered and I think I think it's always good to put things in perspective is to look at history and see what we're capable of going through and coming out of it stronger and better and so let's let this be the seventy fifth anniversary for V day. Let it be let it be a reminder to us that we can. We can get through everything we can get through. This and this virus is not. It's it's this is not something to sneeze that. That's not the image to use. This virus that were experiencing is getting us into a lot of Economic Pain and people are having so much difficulty dealing with. I think I think it's time for us to have compassion for ourselves and for others and be more accepting of different people's ways of responding to the to the restrictions they feel in the fear they feel and for our own I read Michael Franz X. Beautiful facebook story about a group he was working with and Tree Lanka recently and The the beauty and the dignity he saw from people who've experienced a lot of poverty in isolation in Being a outcast of their own society in some ways so that would be good. If you can read that. It's a beautiful little piece. But he he makes a statement in that too about. We have to have compassion for ourselves when we judge other people and they will. Their response isn't the way we should be responding. So it's I know that's always something we can work with in our practice and we do it the same way that we send loving kindness to ourselves and radiated out we can send compassion to ourselves and understand that We are is not the way everybody else's and that we have our own fears about this. We have our own pain. We have our own issues we're dealing with and we can have compassion on ourselves and then we can send that out to others and work with our difficult people that way we. We need to all kind of step back and breathe. Which is what we're doing here every day and And see that our brothers and sisters that our planet all over this planet people are going through difficult times when we go through difficult times. We often become difficult. People challenging people It's hard for us to deal with things and to work through our pain. It's not their layers to it and I think we're beginning to see and look a look at and think about all the layers to this the rippling effects that are happening happening very quickly in our society and Family people with children of people living alone people people who are more hermit likened nature and people who are more people wanted in nature in their regular pre cova days. Were all reacting differently and we need to take that into account so be. Be careful about not beginning to judge people in the different ways. They're handling things but at the same time keep your own boundaries and do what you think is right for you and don't let your your fear of other people's decisions caused you to become fearful. We can take care of ourselves. Because we're we know what we need and we know we can find the right people to get our information from and to move forward so let's work with our own. Let's work with compassion towards our own fears and our own worries and our own anxieties. And then let's send out the same compassion for others. We have to keep doing that all the time and also find some things to be joyful about an laugh about an have humor about and find the beauty in every day and every minute and then were then. We'LL BE FINE. Move through this slowly and calmly and that's that will be we'll look back and think maybe we'll find all the proud moments of the way we handle things and decisions. That were made that. We think we know we`ll. It'll be a lot of history written about this period so Right now we're experiencing it so we need to live in the moment and be be able to live beautifully. Through this experience there will be grief and there will be pain. There will be suffering and we need to understand that this Changing world that's the nature of this world so enjoy V. E. Day today and listen to some really heart stirring Memories and speeches in the beautiful things from the ending of the war and I think that will inspire you. It's certainly I. It's certainly rang true for me and beautiful listening to some of the memories people have and how they were able to take that break and have have a period of joy and then they had to go into the whole recovery for all of Europe which was devastated in a way that we none of us living in America have in this country and how that they needed that break. They needed that inspiration to get on with the next stage and I'm sure I'm sure it was a life giving break for so many people. So let's sit for A. Let's have a short. Let's do a short sit. Today is Friday. I'll see you again on Sunday. But let's do a short sent so generally close is if you're looking out over scenery that is calming for you. You can let your gaze be out but let it be downward so you not get distracted with too much going on. Let's body had that beautiful straight posture. Whether you're on the floor her walking or sitting let your body feel aligned..
"michael franz" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"We'll start with the economics version of an Alpine run. I'm David Brancaccio. Let's connect to the Swiss ski resort of Davos is home of the World Economic Forum the yearly gathering of heads of state and business elite president trump is there even as his Senate impeachment. Trial goes on in Washington. The Economist uh-huh Magazines Patrick Fouls familiar voice on this program is covering Davos greeting from from the snow. Capped Mountains going into this conference. A key focus was going to be governments and companies addressing climate change and investors applying environmental social and governance standards to investments. Is that Patrick a dominant theme or have have trade tensions eclipse that there's two big themes one is actually climate change the Europeans. The Asians are beginning to envision a worldwide companies and investors Do More to decarbonised economy. American funds investors are bit will hesitant or not. I think the second thing that is a theme is Almost the trump if the -cation off trade policy ran the world so other countries beginning to a mimic the relatively assertive policies of the US in several different ways and that's very clear to president trump was on US television vision. Today did an interview and suggested strongly that the US feels Europe has done US wrong on trade that now that phase one with China is signed. He's he's GonNa Focus his attention toward Europe. Is Europe ready for this well. I think what's happening behind. The scenes is a big argument over digital taxes. So from house announced that wants wants to impose taxes on big tech companies other countries in Europe. would like to do so to and and the US On the Treasury's almonds and others pretty pretty angry about this if they manage to resolve that I wonder if relations My might remain reasonably com. I'm not because it's an election year. And as the China phase one deal showed US President trump is keen to avoid a big sort of trade upset. The derails the economy. The economists Magazines Business Affairs Editor. Patrick Fouls in Davos Switzerland. Thank you very much thanks having now. Here's the number Democratic presidential candidate. Michael Bloomberg has spent more than two hundred million dollars on advertising just eight weeks. The price of political ads has gone up an average average twenty percent across many platforms. Other candidates may have to adjust. Here's marketplace's Kristen Schwab. TV is still the leader in the political advertising market cricket and like any market their supply and demand Steve Pass waiter is vice president of Kantar media. There's only so much inventory right. Then you narrow it down to prime inventory Tori you know once you get into those programs that everybody likes you. Know starts pretty prohibitive. Bloomberg is still introducing himself to voters. Older voters are more likely to vote out in primaries and are more likely to watch TV his focus on TV could push other candidates to spend more of their AD dollars online says Michael Franz Co director of the Wesleyan media media project. There are also more places to go for a campaign that is strategically trying to target Bloomberg says. Even if he doesn't win the primaries he'll continue running Ads against trump and franchise that could inflate the price of adds even more because Bloomberg will be paying more. He won't get the lower market rates reserved for candidates and and that would just raise prices for politicians but for any company looking for airtime. I'm Kristen Schwab for marketplace markets. The footsie index in London is unchanged changed the moment the S. and P. future here four tenths percent. The Nasdaq futures up seven tenths percent. After a pause of more than two decades the federal government is set to start funding research on gun violence the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health will split twenty five million dollars. Democrats in Congress had pushed for double that but Lisa Hagan from the public radio reporting collaborative guns in America reports. It's still a major policy shift in the early nineteen nineties. A study out of emory university. Found that guns in the home increase the risk of homicide shortly after that the National Rifle Association started lobbying to shut down the CDC department. Eh funded the study. Arkansas Congressman Jay dickey then wrote language into a spending bill saying researchers can't use federal money to advocate for gun control the CDC continued pursuing gun research for about three years but many researchers were wary of running afoul of some members of Congress. That's according to mark Rosenberg who headed the CDC's Injury Prevention Center at the time. Let's scared a lot of people away from doing research in that area most federally funded Gun. Violence Research slowed to a trickle for the last twenty years. Researchers like Daniel Webster have had to stitch together resources from state and private funders. He's studies gun policy at Johns Hopkins. Webster says recent gun violence research has relied on data. That's already available because it's cheaper the more expensive and time consuming work of gathering new data. That is why is particularly important. Have Federal Funding in two thousand eighteen. The mood in Congress started to shift just after the high school shooting in Park Florida Health and Human Services Secretary Alex as our told members of Congress that the dickey amendment doesn't prohibit funding gun research coach. My understanding is that the right or does not in any way impede our ability to conduct our research about actively speak out. Now knowing we've had our eighteenth school shooting that was Florida congresswoman. Kathy castor pressing as he told her his agencies would pursue the research fast forward to late two thousand nineteen president. Trump signed the spending bills into law to make that happen. The federal grant process is in its earliest stages so no research has been funded yet but webster says the federal money could lead to in depth surveys over long periods across wide swaths of the country and Atlanta. I'm Lisa Hagan for marketplace. Also monitor interest rates here the ten year benchmark interest rate up this morning one point seventy percent in New York. I'm David Brancaccio with the marketplace morning report. We were from A._P._M.. American public media..
"michael franz" Discussed on KQED Radio
"We love the whole thing but we've got it right there that was the amazing thing I'm yeah they did drugs or whatever they were doing nobody harmed and nothing bad join me in five minutes for why would stuff still matters I'm Neal Nunez with the BBC news Brazil's president Jerry bowls and our has accused his French counterpart to Mandel micro of having a colonialist mentality his comments came after the French president's tweeted that the crisis over a record number of wild bonds in Brazil's Amazon region would be given top priority at the G. two G. seven summit this weekend yes my money over hello mobile guided us nothing those countries and send money here they're not doing it for charity I hope everyone can understand that they're doing it because they have a vested interest they want to interfere with our sovereignty they're looking for riches under the soil we're still is a very rich country it has all the potential to be a great nation but that won't be achieved unless the country's United on this issue environmentalists have criticized Mr boatswain ours government for encouraging the destruction of the rain forest for farming logging and mining Google says its has shut down more than two hundred YouTube video channels that it said were part of a coordinated attempt about the protest movement in Hong Kong Google said the perpetrators have trying to disguise their point of origin earlier in the week Facebook and Twitter explicitly named the Chinese government as being behind those accounts but Google held off accusing Beijing as Stavely explains Google simply said it to remove some accounts that were related somehow to what was happening in Hong Kong and they referred to the action that Twitter Facebook a cop but Google stop short of saying that we believe China there is behind this and I think that's an important detail here when it comes to how Google handles is increasingly tricky relationship with China because of course the company does have a bit of a presence in mainland China and also in Hong Kong it seems to me that is very carefully worded what it's exactly says about this issue in particular medical officials in Jiri essay five young people three boys and two girls have been killed and at least twenty injured in a stampede at a music concert we get more details on David Bomford the tragedy took place at the multi purpose twentieth of August stadium which normally holds ten thousand people the local rap star of growth of algae who is best known as so king was due to perform that and show it will cost live on the music TV station early on there was trouble with fans apparently angry about overcrowding clashing with police video on social media showed some of the injured being carried off the hospital the United States has expressed concern over the ending by South Korea of a three year military intelligence sharing pact with Japan the US secretary of state Mike from pale to the two key US allies to continue to engage in dialogue the agreement has become a casualty of the deepening trade dispute between Seoul and Tokyo world news from the BBC are you when report says many countries in the Asia Pacific region could be reaching a tipping point when the impact of floods cyclones and drowns exceeds their capacity to respond it urges governments to invest in technological innovations to monitor for dates and to mitigate the effects of these events researchers in Iran say a low cost to daily pill containing full different drugs can significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes it's the first major study to assess the effectiveness of the poly pill in preventing cardiovascular disease is James Gallagher the public health contains blood thinning aspirin a cholesterol lowering stats and add to drugs to lower blood pressure the idea of a daily poly pill has been around for nearly two decades but this is the first major study to assess its effectiveness the five year project took place in villages in around maybe seven thousand people took part but only harmful given the poly pill there were three hundred series events including heart attacks and strokes without the pale but only two hundred with the pale for you when the security council has been holding a special meeting to discuss what Russia and China say is the threat posed by U. S. medium range missiles it follows the Pentagon's announcement of its first fruit fast cruise missile test since it withdrew from the Cold War era intermediate nuclear forces treaty the US accuses Russia of violating the treaty Russia accused America of pursuing a dangerous fall off president Michael Franz has insisted a key element of the brexit agreement which the British government wants to be scrapped is indispensable speaking in Paris where he held talks with the UK prime minister Mister micro serve the Irish backstop was not a technicality or legal quibble but was essential to preserving political stability in Ireland BBC world news thank you for that news hello.
"michael franz" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal
"There are rules of polite society that just don't apply to politics saying not nice things about someone in the heat of a campaign. Sure dig into their past in hopes of finding something dizzy, of course, talk about money yours specifically. Oh, you betcha. In fact, based on the twenty twenty run for the White House talking about money might be politicians favorite thing to do used to be. We got fundraising updates when campaigns filed their paperwork with Federal Election Commission. But as marketplace's Kimberly Adams reports this time round, it's all money. All the time a candidates first day fundraising numbers didn't use to make the news. But now Sanders campaign announced they raised nearly six million dollars. Senator Harris twitted twenty four hours of announcing graves more than one point one and a half million dollars for vice president's campaign says it raised more than six million dollars in its first twenty four hours with so much. Political fundraising happening online campaigns get their numbers almost instantly, and that's turned opening day of a campaign into something like opening day at the box office where ticket receipts are used to predict movies longterm success, but campaigns aren't movies and opening day. Isn't a crystal ball you raised four million in one day or one million or six million? We don't know if that's related to how much a candidate will eventually raise Casey Dominguez is an associate professor political science at the university of San Diego. She says this type of data is so new it's a good indicator of who's been successful in the past. We don't know yet. If it's an indicator of who will be successful in the future. She points to candidates like Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Beto O'Rourke. They could all tap donor. Lists from previous Senate or presidential campaigns candidates who aren't as well know nationally are just starting to build those lists and bragging rights aside. Even a big. First day hall. Doesn't matter the way it used to Kimberly Scott is a political consultant and publisher of the deadliest newsletter a campaigns no longer about how much money you can raise. There will be money for whichever nominee. It is that the Democrats elect Scott says these days PACS, super PACS and outside groups provide a lot of campaign funding. So now the emphasis isn't a new metric of not so much amount of money as the number of donors. Let's repeat that not so much amount of money as the number of donors because when someone is willing to give a candidate money, they'll probably also show up to vote in the primary, and there's another reason donor numbers matter. The Democratic Party has kept its first debate at twenty participants to get a spot on stage candidates must have at least sixty five thousand individual donors or some meaningful traction in the polls or hope you can help. Be one of the sixty five thousand people we need to contribute a dollar more to this effort that was governor Jay Inslee headed for the finish line. And here's congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard after she crossed it. My team just told me that we just hit the sixty five thousand Mark. Thank you for making sure that our voices will be heard in the debates. Most of the major candidates have already passed the initial threshold and more are meeting the donor requirements every day, but says Michael FRANZ, a professor of government at bowdoin college between now and the first debate in late June, thirty Democrats who meet that threshold, and then they're going to be, you know, moving to a second threshold and friend says if the stage is still too crowded, the candidates would need even stronger levels of support in order to sort of withstand that potential winnowing. And when they get that support. They'll be sure to let us know in Washington. I'm Kimberly Adams for marketplace. It's not at all clear. What's going to happen in Venezuela? The economy is in ruins the politics are unstable had best. There are vague threats of military intervention by the Trump administration. But in the meanwhile, the Venezuelan people are just trying to get by. But a month or two ago, we called Carlos Hernandez, he's an economist there, and we talked to him about using bitcoin to stay solvent in that collapsed economy. We have Skype them to get an update on how things are going, Mr. NS. Thanks for coming on. How are you, sir? Hi. And given everything that's happening at the moment might country, I imagined. So which is why we call wh what's been happening, you know, in in your day to day life. I mean, it's been a couple of months since we talked. Okay. So the main thing that is for now is that there is handled collapsed on the basic services that maintenance water electricity, running water, even the hitting cooking gas in. It has been a national lack count. So might sit in particular there are there has been no military uprisings or anything like that. But that doesn't mean that this is part is still have to the with the collapse of everything else. So a collapse of basic services. Understood what about food and nutrition. I mean, can you down to the store and buy what you need to eat or or no. I can because I I hard currency. But in most people can I mean, the inflation rate is over three hundred percent monthly and right now, the the minimum wage is less than four dollars. So. It's not a lot, but you can find things put a very high price. In fact, we still have fancy restaurants fund sale fails, those are for as various Pacific people. So how'd you can't find price? So I ask you this last time. And and it sounds like it's gotten worse in the past two months. So I'll ask you again, you you're you're an educated person. You've got a skill. You could leave. What do you stay? Yeah. And I still haven't found the answer. I mean, I guess I'm still in the nihil still think that things are going to turn around at some moments, and the module seems as unstable us ever. Now, we're talking about him military abrasives something that we was on thinkable two months ago. So I feel like if I leave I'm going to have to come back after I leave because. Because my zero has left that is my fear. You are we should say. And we talked about this last time Uruguay though supporter, but it's been a it's been ten days since he went out and tried to rally people in the streets. Why do you have confidence the Medeiros gonna leave? When I say is that they government doesn't seem so scary anymore. I mean, this is a sheep. Unpick datasheets are supposed to be scary. But then we see their way module has been dealing with this situation, and we don't just care anymore. We've seen videos of cars governments pangs at running over people still not at a we are still protesting going on. And that that's a feeling that we need to continue. And. Yeah. Girls Fernandez an economist actually in Venezuela, Mr. Hernandez, thanks for your time. I I hope we can call you again in a couple of months. All right. That means I'm still hopeful. Nice days. Thank you for your time. Thanks to you. Coming
"michael franz" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"W away. I. Sixteen states have seen President Trump in federal court trying to get President Trump emergency declaration build the border wall thrown out as an abuse of presidential power lawsuit. It's really exactly what President Trump predicted when he declared a national urgency earlier this week. It was filed in federal district court in San Francisco on the same day as hundreds of protests nationwide. The states argue the declaration is unconstitutional. They also argue that diverting these funds to build a border wall will hurt their economies there counterdrug efforts wildlife and their military bases. Now, why does officials have said that they're confident that they can move this money around without hurting the military deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein is reportedly planning to leave his post mid-march in announcement on a nomination for his replacement could occur as soon as this week Rosenstein has been supervising the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen presidential election. News of Rosenstein, pending departure comes after President Trump. Accused him of illegal in treasonous actions following a blockbuster interviewed by former FBI deputy director, Andrew McCabe on CBS is sixty minutes. Former Trump adviser Roger stone is apologizing to the judge in his case after posting a picture of her on his Instagram account stone is facing charges of witness tampering obstruction and making false statements in connection with President Trump's two thousand sixteen campaign. The photo posted on his Instagram page showed judge Amy Berman Jackson with a cross hair near her head stone remove the photo shortly after he posted and later posted a statement saying it was a random photo taken from the internet and have been misinterpreted despite the rising cost of housing. San Antonio still rings fairly low and the number of hours, the average person has to work just to pay the rent the average apartment in San Antonio, rents for nine hundred twenty six dollars a month. According to smart asset dot com at the average wage of fourteen eighty one an hour. We'll put in sixty two and a half hours a month or a little more than a week and a half to pay the rent up the road in. Austin that same apartment will cost you twelve hundred forty four dollars a month. But with significantly higher hourly wage, you only have to work an extra three hours a month to afford it and San Jose, California, even at Google level wages, you have to work ninety seven hours two and a half weeks a month just to pay the rent carry Laki, NewsRadio twelve hundred W O A. I former San Antonio state Senator Carlos you rusty is set to turn himself into the US marshals today and begin serving a twelve year prison sentence for fraud, money laundering, and bribery. Michael FRANZ with jail time consulting says you rusty's new job in federal prison will likely be washing dirty dishes for eleven cents an hour. He's not out on a rock pile with the switch. Hammer breaking stones that doesn't happen. Humanely very boring, but he says federal prison will be uncomfortable for someone used to living in a million dollar mansion and eating out at restaurants. A suspect is in custody in connection with an overnight murder. A woman was shot in the stomach inside a car on Vernon street, which is on the south side. I'll Pleasanton road. She was dead on arrival at university hospital a man jumped out of the car and tried to run but did not get far. He was arrested by police on Shelby street about ten blocks away a fire destroyed a home and adjacent metal building on capitol avenue in beacon hill near itin Fulton early today. Extra fire units had to be called in to stop the fire from spreading the house was vacant arson is investigating but once again officials suspect vagrants trying to keep warm. Yes. Robots are coming to your workplace. But no, they're not going to take away your job. Matt Robinson who heads the tech. Robotics department at San Antonio's southwest research institute told the annual meeting that robots will actually improve your job, you always think here about this robots coming to. Take the jobs, but we always take for granted. Or forget all the new jobs that come to be, and then those jobs will be safer and probably more rewarding longterm, anyway, he sees whole industries like textile manufacturing which had been completely shipped overseas. Over the past decades coming back to the US because robotics will enable textiles be made at a cheaper cost. More than a dozen people were trapped in gondolas at SeaWorld in San Diego yesterday. Jonathan sure was partially paralyzed and was one of the sixteen people stuck on the gondolas..
"michael franz" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Ninety three point nine FM and AM eight twenty NPR news and the New York conversation. This is weekend edition from NPR news. I'm Scott Simon negative campaign ads have become just about as much as part of the season as pumpkin spice in the World Series. Joining us now to talk about some of these ads and their tone in this election cycle is professor Michael France, she teaches political science at bowdoin college. And he's one of the directors of the Wesleyan media project. Professor, thanks so much for being with us. My pleasure. I have to tell you. I almost don't see an ad the political ad these days, it's not negative. Am I just watching the wrong spaces? Well, it's possible about fifty percent of the ads that air in federal campaigns are purely negative, but a number of them are also what we call contrast ads which pit the policy messages of either candidate against each other. And if you combine those together, you get a huge majority of ads which do contain an attack on the opposition. Have you noticed that this campaign season is any worse or any better for that matter? You know, it depends on how you want to analyze the data. What we've generally found is that the percentage of ads on television that are negative is roughly this consistent with previous elections like the previous midterm in two thousand fourteen but one big difference. We're seeing this cycle is that there are a lot more TV ads on television. And so as a result of there being more TV ads, even though the percentage of negativity is the same people are in actuality. Seeing more negative ads than they've ever seen. But aren't fewer people watching television and more people are watching streaming services are getting ads online. Yes. So fewer people are watching television. But one of the groups of people who tends to watch television in very traditional ways are older Americans. And they're the ones who are the most likely to vote in midterm campaigns for younger people who are moving away from live television and getting more content online. There's a lot of negativity there too. So it's it's it's very hard to escape a negative campaign environment when you're in the midst of a very competitive election season, what are some of the ads you've seen this year that stay with you or for that matter since the season haunt you. You know, there are there are lots of of advertisements that have connected or attached. I should say themes to the opposition in ways that we haven't seen before. And so there are a few campaigns that have tried to critique their opposition as a centrally being connected to terrorist organizations, and that kind of explicit attack is not something that we generally seen in the past. Yeah, we're speaking in a week, obviously when package bombs have been set out to a number of people and questions are being raised about the tone of political rhetoric and public discourse these days, do you draw any link between the tone set by some of these ads and the fear. Many Americans have that the political atmosphere in this country has just gotten a whole lot more mean. Well, yeah, this is a tough one to decipher because I think that our tone and the vitriol between both sides is at an all time high. Political advertising is a reflection of the polarization. The only thing I'll say is a wrinkle too that is at least campaign advertisements on television have to make an appeal to an electorate where you want to win the majority of votes. And so you might be trying to drum up support on your side of the aisle. But you are also speaking to a middle vote set of voters, moderates independence or swing voters. And you can't be too vitriolic in those messages more often than not and that does away. Moderate your message, Michael FRANZ of bowdoin college who's co director of the Wesleyan media project. Thanks so much for being with us. My pleasure and tomorrow weekend edition Sunday Lulu looks at how our political rhetoric and language may affect us. And how we speak to each other. You can listen to that story. Tomorrow morning by asking your smart speaker to play NPR or your station by name. And it's time for sports. The art of fiction is dead. By the time group began to get up for work today. The.