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"mitch albom" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

05:57 min | 9 months ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Wrong. You bring up a couple of important points, drag you into the next short segment if your voice will hold out. Folks, I'm talking about album, the book is the stranger in the lifeboat. It's here contacts the show don't go away. Desperado, why don't you come to your senses you've been outright and fans for so long now. Okay, so the new book is called the stranger in the lifeboat and you said something Mitch just a few minutes ago, but that when you first, when you bring books like this to publishers, it always strikes me that it is the people in what we would call the cultural elite circles that are the most hostile to faith or to God. Whereas your average person, they don't have any such discomfort. It's just kind of normal for them. Like you said, people say, God bless you. You know, it's kind of a basic thing. And they don't get tortured about it. It's something that I've written about more recently. My new book, but I've got to tell you that it's an interesting observation that for some reason, when you talked about the Internet, it's almost accelerated a kind of a process of secularization. This illusion that we can be our own gods in a way. Well, I agree a 100% and I mean, I guess we'll all find out in the end. But as I say, I have spent more time the most with people at the end. When you write Tuesdays with morrie, that's kind of what comes with the territory. And I become an expert in a person that people go to when they're in their dying days. And I've met an awful lot of people in their dying days. And I can tell you that what is giving them comfort in their dying days is not how much work they did is not the size of their portfolio is not some digits on account somewhere. In fact, all the wealth that they've acquired all the things that they own aren't even in the room with them. You know, they're in the garage. They're in the bank fault. There's someplace else. And what gives them comfort is that human connection and the belief that there's something that's to come after week after we go. And so I feel sorry sometimes for people who go on a rampage about how dare you say God bless you to me. I mean, you're assuming that I believe in God. Well, okay. Sorry, you know what I mean to offend you, but when that person gets to the end of their life, is that the conversation they really want to remember? It's almost comedic and speaking of which, I don't know about 15 years ago. I live here in Manhattan in New York. I was walking down the street, literally walking to church with my wife and daughter, daughter was in the stroller. And who do I see, but the famous comedian famous to me, professor Irwin Corey, in his mid 90s, walking down the street. I said to my wife, honey, excuse me, you keep walking. I got to talk to this guy. I was like, you know, I was awestruck that I get to meet him. And the first words out of my mouth, he said something he said, I'm 97 or something like that, right? And I said, God, bless you. He immediately said, why should God bless me? He didn't bless the Jews and the Holocaust. He would just this volcano of anger and I thought, wow. That's the response when somebody says, God, bless you. And I thought some people have a hair trigger with this stuff. And it's kind of sad, really, especially at that age. But I know you've experienced it too. It's a bizarre thing. There's a wounding where there's something going on. And they don't seem to understand how bleak the worldview is when you say, okay, there's no God, and then what? And then what? Nothing. I think people have become so polarized. So tribal in their politics and in their cultural things, whatever, that this just goes along with it. And it's like, well, your concept of God can't possibly be mine or your God can't be mine, or we don't have anything income. We always look for what's different between us, but I remember back to Maury to take this full circle. When I was sitting with mori one time and we turn on the TV and there was some footage from a war that was going on in Serbia, I think at the time. And he started to cry. I said, why are you crying? He said, this is just so terrible. Those poor people. And I said, yeah, but you don't know any of them. Have you ever been to Serbia? No, do you even know what's going on there? No. I said, so why are you crying? I mean, tears were falling down. And he said, Mitch, when you get to the end, and you realize what life is all about. You realize we are more alike than different. And you feel the pain of every other person who is suffering because you're suffering. And to me, that means we are all children of God. And we all ought to realize how much we have in common instead of our knee jerk reaction being, oh no, you can't be right, because you have your take on it and I have my take on it. So you're the enemy. And I'm right. We are all in this together. Beautiful place to end. Mitch album, the book is the stranger in the lifeboat. Congratulations, and thank you, sir. It's a pleasure Eric. Thank you. The I haven't really woken up. Until I've had my McDonald's breakfast deal and I know this is true because before breakfast, I put my phone in the refrigerator and couldn't find the keys that were already in my hand. Nothing gets the morning going like the first sip of an iced coffee. Get any size in any flavor for 99 cents until 11 a.m.. Price and participation may vary. McDonald's, I'm loving it.

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"mitch albom" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

08:23 min | 9 months ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Hey folks, I've got to tell you a secret about relief factor that the father son owners Pete and Seth. Talbott have never made a big deal about, but I think it is a big deal. I really do. They sell the three week quick start pack for just 1995 to anyone struggling from pain like neck shoulder back, hip or knee pain, 1995, about a dollar a day. But what they haven't broadcasted much is that every time they sell a three week quick start, they lose money. In fact, they don't even break even until about four to 5 months after if you keep ordering it. Friends, that's huge. People don't keep ordering relief factor month after month if it doesn't work. So yes, Pete and Seth are literally on a mission to help as many people as possible deal with their pain. They really do put their money where their mouths are. So if you're in pain from exercise or even just getting older or the three week quick start from 1995, let's see if we can get you out of pain too, but relief factor dot com relief factor dot com or call 805 108 three 8 four 805 108 three 8 four relief factor dot com. I use it, it works. Folks, I'm talking to Mitch album, who has written a novel called stranger in the lifeboat. Mitch, it seems like this is a parable. Would that be right? This kind of a parable that you're telling me? Because I don't want people to write to me and say, the way he describes God is not, it's not accurate, according to my faith, whatever. This is meant to be a parable meant to get people thinking. It's not some new age version of God where you're leading people to the devil's secretly. Okay. I just want to be very clear. But you were just talking about the question of why do people have to die? Again, these are the ultimate questions. Everybody has them. Some people are afraid to admit it. But everybody wants to know what's the story? Why do I die? Why is their death? Why everything? So talk about that. Well, so in the book, there's this moment where one of the characters asks the God guy who claims to be God, well, why do people have to die? Why did you take my wife? I loved it. Why did you take my wife? And he sobbing. And God says the character who says he's got I'm not it's a thriller, I can't give it away, but let's just say for the moment. The answer is, well, why is it that when people die on earth, people are always saying, why did God take them? Maybe a better question would be why did God give them to us in the first place? What did we do to deserve their love, their sweetness, their memories? They said, didn't you have those kinds of things with your wife? Those memories. And he says every day. And the God character says, well, those memories are a gift, but their absence is not a punishment. I'm not cruel. I know you before you're born. I know you after you die. This earth that you're on here now is just part of the journey. I know that you cry when your loved ones die and leave this earth, but I can assure you, they're not crying. And for me, I wrote that as much, not just because I believe it, but as much for the readers as I did for myself, because I don't know how much you know about me, but I operate an orphanage in Haiti where I go every single month and I've been there for the last 12 years and about 8 years ago, we adopted one of the kids from the orphanage who had a brain tumor. Her name was chica, and we brought her to America to try to find a cure. And she lived with us for two years as our daughter as we traveled around the world trying to find a cure. And in the end, we weren't able to, what she died from, nobody survives. It's called DIPG. And at the time, I was very angry with God. You know, I was like, wait a minute. She was born three days before an earthquake in Haiti. She survived the earthquake when a building fell down around her and she was three days old and she lived, her mother died two years later. She was bought to our orphanage. Then she gets a brain tumor. And then she dies. How can you be a loving God? And do that to a 7 year old. And I'm sure there are many people out there who have lost children who say the same thing. And so for a while, it was all about why did you take her from us until as time passed, I started to realize, well, wait a minute. My wife and I had wanted that have kids when we were married. But we got married kind of old and it didn't happen. And here we were suddenly in our mid 50s and we had this 5 year old child sleeping at the base of our bed and waking us up for breakfast and joking and laughing and doing all the wonderful things that could bring into your lives. This was an answer to our prayer from 15 years earlier. Which is what I mean when I say God has his own timetable. And here was the stanchion to our prayer and for two years we had this amazing, wonderful family relationship with this beautiful little girl. So maybe instead of saying, why did you take her, I just say, why did I deserve to have her? What did I do to weave a warrant? Those two amazing years. And that was the way I dealt with it. And I think that's the way maybe a lot of people have to deal with loss, and that's why I put it in the stranger in the life, but a little bit like John Milton Paradise lost, you're justifying the ways or trying to justify the ways of God to man, trying to explain things that are not easily explicable. Listening to you reminds me just recently I watched for the second or third time shadowlands with Anthony Hopkins, the story of C. S. Lewis, losing his wife of just a few years joy Gresham. And it's a similar thing. The pain is real, the loss is real. And Lewis better than most tries to make sense of it. And to some extent, that's what we're all doing in life. We're trying to make sense of everything. I guess I find it interesting that there are so many people that seem wedded to what we call it the atheistic narrative because it seems so bleak and hopeless. And I guess maybe it's a reaction more than anything to some negative versions of faith that they have seen. Do you ever get angry atheists confronting you about why are you got out there constantly? No. Honestly, Eric, I think it's something else besides what you mentioned. I think it's a sense that we can control our own destiny, and we can create our own little godlike kingdoms. It's very interesting that up until the year 2000, church membership, synagogue membership, houses of worship membership, stayed pretty even. It was about 70% in America. You know, up a couple points down a couple of points, but pretty even through the whole century. And then since 2000 till now, it's dropped below 50%. It's in the 40s now. Well, what happened in 2000? The Internet. That's what happened. And now the people create their own kind of little kingdoms with followers. I mean, even listen to the words, how many followers do you have? There's something very, very disturbing about that. Followers. Let's be honest. How many followers do you have? How many disciples do you have? Yeah, pretty sick. How many people give you a thumbs up like and are telling you they're with you? So when you can kind of create your own little universe, you feel like you don't have a need for God. And then all of a sudden you find yourself out in a lifeboat where your Internet doesn't work and you don't have a signal and suddenly what's the first thing you cry out for? God, please help me. And you know, maybe there are angry atheists or angry people who don't like what I'm bringing up, but I don't really hear from them. I think they're mostly concerned about themselves. And it wouldn't matter anyhow. This is what I believe. And I think it's important in conversely, I hear much more from people like yourself and millions of other people around the world. How thank you for writing something like this. It comforted me. You know, I was dealing with these questions myself. And how do I write anything that hasn't comforted me? I don't put books out to try to aim at people's emotions. I write straight from things that I've gone through myself and I think if you do that and you keep your eye on God, you're not going to do anything.

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"mitch albom" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

06:57 min | 9 months ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Dot com. Hey there folks, I'm talking to Mitch album. The new book is the stranger in the lifeboat. I want to talk about that. But I want to let you finish Mitch, you were talking about how the man that mori who you're talking to at the end of his life began to reconsider God. How did he put it? You were just phrasing it beautifully. He said I'm negotiating with him now. I want to see if I get to be one of the angels. And I'm sure he wasn't the only person on earth when he suddenly realized he had a terminal illness, kind of turned to the idea of God as comfort. In many ways, that's kind of what the stranger and the lifeboat. My newest one is about. And as I said, all my books in Tuesdays with Maury kind of contains some kind of element of something that I went through with Maury when we talk as we talked every Tuesday about a different thing in life. And I guess the idea of crying out for help really became the theme of my newest book. It's interesting because we live in a culture, I think where a lot of people, for some reason, they almost feel like it's culturally unacceptable to talk about God. But when you're dying, it is the most logical thing. And I guess it makes you wonder, even if you didn't believe in God objectively, you'd say, well, why do I have that instinct? And is it possible that I have that instinct because God is real? Exactly. What, so how do you frame this? Tell us the plot to the extent that you want to, of the new novel. You really set it up beautifully without even realizing it. So the way it begins is there's this explosion on this luxury yacht where all these rich people are celebrating. And everyone's killed except ten people who managed to get to a life raft. Half of them are the guests from the crews and half of them are servants, people who work there. And for three days, they're out in the middle of the ocean. Nobody's coming for them. They're running out of food and water. They see sharks. They're crying out in their own way for help. And then suddenly they see this body floating in the water. And they pull the body in. It's this young guy, kind of nondescript average looking guy. And they pepper him with questions. He doesn't say anything finally, one of the women says, well, thank the lord, we found you. And he says, I am the lord. And that's the way it begins. And it becomes this parable of when we cry out for help. And you're right, you're so right when people get in trouble, what's the first thing to say, oh God, please help me. They're not religious. They say, please God help me. And these people in the boat don't believe this guy is who he says he is because he looks like an average Joe. And they say, well, what are you doing here if you're God? And he says, well, haven't you been calling me? I came because you were calling me. And they said, are you going to save us? And he says, I can only do that if everybody in the boat believes I am who I say I am at the same time. And it becomes this challenge as the days get tougher and tougher. And things become more and more dire and they run more out of food and water in the sharks attack. Do they choose to believe what's right in front of them? Or do they just cling to their own systems that have gotten them through life up to that point? Now, I'm a Christian, but I don't know, is this Christian or judeo Christian or biblical? I mean, it sounds like you're at least talking about the biblical God. Yeah. I've called judeo Christian, absolutely. I think Jews Christians would relate to it. But the challenge is, you know, when we ask for help in America, or really around the world, it seems. It seems to me like we expect it to come like that. Please God make this go away. And when it doesn't, we think our prayers aren't being answered. And I have found in my life having lived a while now that God has his own timing. And problems could solve when God decides to solve them. Not when we want them solved. So very often something bad happens. It doesn't go the way we want it. But then ten years later, we look back and we say, well, you know what that didn't happen, then this wouldn't happen. And this one I wouldn't have met this person wouldn't have gotten married when I had the kids. So I guess it was the best thing that could have happened to me. Well, if it's the best thing that could have happened to you ten years from now. It is the best thing that could have happened to you right now. It's just we don't want to believe that because we have our own sense of timing. And the stranger in the lifeboat is a lot about like, do you believe that something, if you believe in a higher power that it will guide you, even if it's not doing it like that? Well, that is the question, right? And if you believe God loves you and cares for you, then it means you have to trust him with his time frame and look, these are the eternal questions and delightful that someone like you is wrestling with them in this public way in the book, the stranger in the lifeboat. When you initially got on this, the conversations that you were having with Maury and you began to think about this stuff, did you feel were you living in a world that was overly secular? And I think a lot of times people in the professional world, particularly in writing and journalism, whatever. It's a secular world and it's uncool to bring in God or the big questions. Absolutely. You're 100% right. And I have had to wrestle, shall we say, with publishers about, hey, listen, you may think that politically correct, we shouldn't say God because you might be insulting somebody here. It's not their God. But I can tell you, I live in Detroit. You know, people don't hesitate. They say God bless you, you know, all the time. And this is how people live. And you mentioned the phrase eternal questions. That's exactly what I want to raise in stranger than lifeboat. And I get the opportunity a rare opportunity for a writer to put the questions that you would ask God if you are if I disappeared in God came on your show in my place and said, okay, you got 60 seconds. What do you want to know? I'm sure you would have a bunch of questions lined up. Well, I put those questions in the mouths of the characters in this lifeboat. So they ask, you know, well, do you hear prayers? Do you answer prayers? And the sky says, well, I answer every prayer, but sometimes the answer is no. You know, which I found to be true in my life. Or, of course, the big question, why do people have to die? Why do people have to die? When one guy says, why did you take my wife she died years? Okay, now, wait a second. And this is too big. This is in show business. We call this a cliffhanger folks. You're not going any place. We'll be right back talking to Mitch album. She was making for the trades on the outside.

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"mitch albom" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:05 min | 9 months ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Astonishing. Well, I know why it did so well because you talked about what everybody eventually comes to care about. What is the meaning of life? Viktor frankl and others have just made it really clear. That is an avoidably what people care about. What's important at the end of the day, and here you're talking to a man facing the end of his days. Now up until that point, where were you in life in terms of spirituality, was God important to you growing up and at what point in these conversations with your former professor, did this become real for you? I would say, to be honest, I was at that point in my life extremely self centered. I was focused on my own career, my own ambition. I had been raised with a lot of religion I went to a religious school. And then I went through religious high school as well. And then I kind of faded away from it. And I thought, I'll just do things on my own. And I was very successful. And so I had no reason not to think that that was the way to go. Until I realized, as I was sitting there alongside him, as he was dying, that pretty much everything that he said that was important. Was the opposite of what had become important to me. And I don't know, it's something about, you know, when you're with your old teachers, you realize they know better than you do. And I said, you know, he's ten times hap with his life than you are in your 37 years old and healthy. And he's 78 and dying. What's wrong with the picture? And I began to change my life slowly after that. And then what really happened Eric is the book kind of changed my life for me. Because people used to come up to me as a sports writer and say, hey, who's going to win the Super Bowl in the airport? You know, and I would say patriots. And I just keep walking. And then all of a sudden, after this book became popular, people came up to me and said, hey, my mother died of cancer. And the last thing we did was read your book together. Can I talk to you? And you can't say patriots and keep walking about this. You have to stop. And you have to listen and I stop and listen and stop and listen, tens and hundreds and thousands and thousands of times, which has been my life ever since that book came out. And I've been made aware of the grieving that people go through. And the yearning that they have for meaning and the connections that they long for and how really underneath the surface of our very sometimes American kind of paper thin kind of facades, we are very deep and we do care about what matters in life and our faith and things like that. And my life ever since then has been in that direction. I never wrote another support book after that. I've written ten books since Tuesdays with Maury and all of them have dealt with topics like one of the things that Maureen I discussed at one of those Tuesdays, including the stranger in the lifeboat. Did he and obviously I want to talk to you about your novel, but before I ask you about that because you do talk about God, but what was he was he talking about meaning and significant things apart from God or was God how he processed this? Lori was raised Jewish and from what I am told a pretty, pretty religious household. And then as he got older and got into being a professor and all he kind of moved away from and he described himself kind of as an agnostic, but then as he started to die. And as Lou Gehrig's disease, which was taking him, robbed him of his ability to walk or lift his arms or bathe himself or whatever he was basically in a chair, he needed to have his head tilted from side to side just to look at you. You need to have someone to wipe his own rear end for him. All the dignities that we associate with life haven't been taken away. He began to change. And he started to say I'm having conversations with God now. I'm negotiating if I get to be one of the angels. I want to hit pause,.

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Eric's Tips for Becoming a Better Writer

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:31 min | 9 months ago

Eric's Tips for Becoming a Better Writer

"How do I become a better writer? How do I expand my vocal to talk intellectually? I think that's a typo. I think it means vocab. How do I spend my vocab, which is really a sloppy way of vocabulary. Better speaker. I say that if you want to become a better writer, you need to read the classics. You need to read great writers, great books. Great books. Yours means everything. Well, you can read my books, but you can read anything written before 1980, probably. But reading the classics learning how great writers and thinkers have expressed themselves. That's always the way to become a better writer. It's a good way to become a better thinker. So I do think reading the classics, whatever that means, is the way to become a better writer. And when people say how do I expand my vocabulary to talking intellectually, that's a silly question. Nobody cares about the size of your vocabulary and nobody believes that speaking clearly speaking accurately understanding how to think logically. That's all that matters. If something appears quote unquote intellectual, that's nice, but it's not dispositive to use a William of Buckley vocabulary vocabulary. It doesn't ultimately matter. If you can think clearly and express yourself clearly and that's everything. So don't worry about sounding intellectual.

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"mitch albom" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:30 min | 9 months ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Show. I have a guest right now. My bet is that you have heard of him, you may have read some of his books. His name is Mitch album. He is the author of a book called Tuesdays with Maury. I know you've heard of it. It was made into a film, a TV movie. It was on The New York Times Best Seller list for like four years. And speaking as an author, I want to say, I deeply resent you Mitch album. Welcome to the program. Well, outside of the resentment, thank you for having me on the resentment is bitter, but I'm gonna let it go. There's no reason to cling to bitterness. No, seriously, that is, as an author who is familiar with some of these metrics, that is an extraordinary thing, and the book that sits atop a bestseller list for years is extremely rare. The only one I can think of offhand is M Scott peck's the road less traveled, which is also a book about, hey, what's the meaning of life? So I want to ask you, first of all, you have a new book out. I want to mention that up front. And it is a novel called the stranger in the lifeboat. Is this your first novel? Oh no, no. I've written about 7 novels. All right. So maybe two 7th novel. But you're most known for Tuesdays with Maury. It tell the story behind that for people who are unaware. They still exist. Some people who are unaware of how that happened for you. Sure. Well, it was really quite an accident, so actually the fact that it stayed on those best sellers was for that long was even more remarkable because it wasn't ever supposed to be a book. I had seen my old college professor, Maurice Schwartz. On nightline with Ted cop, and he was talking about what it was like to die from Lou Gehrig's disease. And I had been very close with him when I was back in college, but then I had lost touch with him as I had gone on to chase my career and my ambition. And for 16 years, I never got back in touch with him and all of a sudden I saw him on television. Basically saying he had a few months left to live. So I went to go visit him. And one visit turned into two to turn to three, four, 5, 6. It was never supposed to be a book. Erika was just it was just him kind of counseling me on what's important in life once you really know you're going to die as he did and how you can change your life to live

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Mitch Albom Never Intended to Write 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:30 min | 9 months ago

Mitch Albom Never Intended to Write 'Tuesdays With Morrie'

"Show. I have a guest right now. My bet is that you have heard of him, you may have read some of his books. His name is Mitch album. He is the author of a book called Tuesdays with Maury. I know you've heard of it. It was made into a film, a TV movie. It was on The New York Times Best Seller list for like four years. And speaking as an author, I want to say, I deeply resent you Mitch album. Welcome to the program. Well, outside of the resentment, thank you for having me on the resentment is bitter, but I'm gonna let it go. There's no reason to cling to bitterness. No, seriously, that is, as an author who is familiar with some of these metrics, that is an extraordinary thing, and the book that sits atop a bestseller list for years is extremely rare. The only one I can think of offhand is M Scott peck's the road less traveled, which is also a book about, hey, what's the meaning of life? So I want to ask you, first of all, you have a new book out. I want to mention that up front. And it is a novel called the stranger in the lifeboat. Is this your first novel? Oh no, no. I've written about 7 novels. All right. So maybe two 7th novel. But you're most known for Tuesdays with Maury. It tell the story behind that for people who are unaware. They still exist. Some people who are unaware of how that happened for you. Sure. Well, it was really quite an accident, so actually the fact that it stayed on those best sellers was for that long was even more remarkable because it wasn't ever supposed to be a book. I had seen my old college professor, Maurice Schwartz. On nightline with Ted cop, and he was talking about what it was like to die from Lou Gehrig's disease. And I had been very close with him when I was back in college, but then I had lost touch with him as I had gone on to chase my career and my ambition. And for 16 years, I never got back in touch with him and all of a sudden I saw him on television. Basically saying he had a few months left to live. So I went to go visit him. And one visit turned into two to turn to three, four, 5, 6. It was never supposed to be a book. Erika was just it was just him kind of counseling me on what's important in life once you really know you're going to die as he did and how you can change your life to live

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How Do You Convert a Science-Driven Person to Jesus?

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:11 min | 9 months ago

How Do You Convert a Science-Driven Person to Jesus?

"How do you convert a science driven dad to Jesus? Oh my God, talk about a softball question. How do you convert a science driven dad to Jesus? This is really simple. In my book, is atheism dead. I basically go to some lengths to explain that not only is science not the enemy of faith and faith, not the enemy of science. On the contrary, actual science inevitably will point to God. Which is to say, parentheses Jesus. It's inevitable. So the question really is, does somebody have the ideological purity and honesty in intellectual honesty to follow the evidence? If you're really science driven and you're not ideologically driven as somebody who has adopted a naturalistic materialistic scientist philosophy and you call that science because that's not science. But if you've adopted that philosophy, you have a predisposition and animus against the God of the Bible. And what I'm here to say is that if you follow the science genuinely, the science will lead you to faith in God. And I think in the book I make it clear that what we call science actual modern science comes inevitably out of Christian culture. There's just no way around it. And I give you the details in the book. So the canard that sciences at odds with faith or faith with science, it has to be exploded. People have to understand that that's not true and that anybody who's bought into the idea that I'm pro science and that's why I don't believe in God, you don't know what you're it's like saying, I'm pro math. That's why I don't believe in science. I mean, it's a meaningless statement, and you've bought into something. So I think that if you're dealing with a person a friend or a relative a dad, you know, you want to be kind about that. I don't think you want to be, you need to be in their face, but I always hope that my book will help them to see that they've missed some of these pieces, probably and they need to recalibrate their

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What Will Eric Write in 2022?

The Eric Metaxas Show

00:42 sec | 9 months ago

What Will Eric Write in 2022?

"Much. Question number one, what will you write in 2022? What will you write? Eric Matthew. What will I write? I think people assume that I write a book a year. Yeah. That would be a bad assumption. He wrote two last year. I didn't write to last year. Two came published last year. I essentially wrote them in the previous year. But writing a book a year is not a great idea for one's mental health. But I don't think I will publish a major book this year, the years already started. So even if I had a book now and I said to a publisher, hey, here's the book. Let's go. They'd be like, man, we can't get this until 2023. And by the way, that was a brilliant impression of most

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"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

07:07 min | 1 year ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

"The Mitch Albom's show. On news talk. 7 60 wjr Right back here on the program. You know anyone is going to college. And has Been out for a while, perhaps has done okay? Is familiar with the plea that you get from University's alumni association, saying, Hi, How would you like to give back to your university and depending on your success level, some of them suggest A small gift. Some of them suggest a larger gifts. Some of them want you to endow a chair. Which I found out when they called me his way more expensive than a piece of furniture like a chair should cost. Uh, But what meant s p A Did Was really above and beyond a former walk on At the University of Michigan State for the basketball team who ended up winning a national championship with them, you might recall Has gone on to quite success with United Wholesale Mortgage and decided that The company. Will sponsor all 133 of MSU's men. Basketball and football players for the upcoming school year. When I say sponsor I mean, each student athlete will be paid $500 a month through funds provided by United Wholesale Mortgage and Matt himself, and he's on the line with us right now to talk about this. I'm at Hey, how are you guys were doing fine. So, as I say, you could have endowed a chair. You could have maybe in doubt, two chairs or a whole table. But you decided to Give $500 a month for each of the student athletes on the basketball and football teams. Tell us why. Yeah. You know, when I was at Michigan State, you know, coaches. It was always about family taking care of our spartan family. And this is an opportunity where we the rules change. We're now name, image and likeness is something that players can actually take advantage of that and get paid for their success. Most college athletes, as you guys know, can't have a full time job while playing college basketball and going to school just can't do it. So how do we help take care of the student athletes in a positive way? And that's really what the concept was, and we looked at trying to it for all 900 athletes. Interest is more complex than you think, because you can't go to 900 individuals. Yes, you've got to go to each individuals that go the university and so we thought, Let's start with taking care of the football players in the basketball players and really make an impact on them and then see where this goes from there. The $500 amount and the fact that we paid per month. Tell us how your experience as a basketball player at college informed you to make that decision on that amount and what you think a difference that will make For these guys. I think it's going to be a huge difference. I mean, I remember, you know, seeing, you know, finishing up a game and seeing you know Mateen Cleaves or Morris Peterson, Jason Charlie Bell Star players were sitting there talking to media. They're on TV, either on ESPN, and then we're going or trying to split a $5 pizza because nobody had enough money to take care of it. So we really said is how do we make an impact so that they can take a girl out of date? They can go to the movies, they can buy a new pair of shoes or short. Whoever it maybe we just don't have that ability because you don't have any spending cash. And so how do we make an impact and help their college living situation? Be better be more on par with normal student normal athletes, students at the university and that's what we try to do, and we think it's going to work well, and we loved it. It was a team thing. It wasn't paid The star quarterback of the Star guy More for his name age and he goes. It was a team thing. One through 100 120 on the football team. One through 16 on basketball. Everyone is treated the same. We're all one team one Spartan family. What will they do? Four United Wholesale mortgage. Will they appear in ads? Will they being calendars? What's what's the what's the connection for the money? The concept is that they're going to help spread the word about U. W M. And about mortgage brokers find the mortgage broker dot com. It's the best way to get a mortgage. You go to that place and you find a local partner throughout the countries, and he said, Hey, one of the reasons we went public was to educate consumers and who better than 100. Great student athletes. They have a lot of followers to educate consumers about the mortgage process by the mortgage broker dot com So they're going to share on social media a couple times a month on our behalf and hopefully spread the positive news, so it's good for consumers that follow them. It's good for the athletes are good for the university, and it's good for you. W M. It's a win for everybody. Now this is for one year only for the time being correct. The concept is that it continues that it continues going forward as Wilder, an athlete at Michigan State University on the football or basketball team, They will get it continuously. Obviously. There's you know, that's that's the plan, and that's how it's structured right now is that it will continue each year for them. So the nice part is your third string defensive line linebacker. You're taking care of just, you know, focus on football. Focus on school, do the right thing and good things and you will be able to get continuously get paid every month. It's not just during the football season is all 12 months of the season. So, uh, I've been trying while you've been talking to do the math in my head something hopeless. I tried. I want I want. I want candy to know I tried but 500 a month. For like the school year, like nine months, basically or 10 months. It's all 12 months, so it's 6000 as well. Okay, so $6000 6000 times. 133 is how much $1,600,000 It's out of our league. So why? Why? Why? Why do we need to do the mat? Interesting. Interesting development in, uh, in in college sports. How about some pizza money for the coach? I mean, they really have gone from Rags to potential riches. There's no limit now. I mean, if if there is a I think, like, okay. Trevor Lawrence. Trevor Lawrence was really a huge start early because of freshman. Yeah, from the very beginning, and you turned on a television to watch Trevor Lawrence play football. You know, O J. Simpson back at USC. You know you watch the games to see him play he can make the next Trevor Lawrence can make $10 million a year being in college if he wants to. There is no there is no cap on I mean, they really went from like, you can't have anything to you can have as much as you can get. Could there be dissension with a few making a lot and those who work just as hard making nothing GE. Are you suggesting that people are sometimes jealous of other people who do? Well, I'm just same field as them in a team sport. I'm just saying, Yeah, absolutely. 100% I can see the blockers C block. You're black. You're by yourself. Some new blockers $100 a block. Yeah, we'll see what happens. All right now we're going to get some answers on Covid 19 booster shots, kids going to school, etcetera..

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"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

09:35 min | 1 year ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

"The Mitch Albom's show on Newstalk 7 60 WJR sitting in from Itch, Sean Bell Legion. So we have all been there before. Maybe not exactly here before, But you saw some critter that you didn't quite expect to see roaming your backyard roaming your neighborhood. Whatever the case may be, this is from Rally North Carolina beautiful area of our country. It really is. A zebra Cobra is on the loose in rally North Carolina. Here's the problem. It's not indigenous. To the state. It's not indigenous to the country. It is from Africa. Of course, this is a case where somebody thought, Hey, be really cool. If I owned a zebra Cobra didn't exactly take care of the zebra Cobra, and it escaped. And it is on the loose in Raleigh, North Carolina. Uh, now The book on this snake is It's usually shy. I will choose to escape. If it is cornered, it will quickly bite or spit. Its venom can cause tissue damage or even death. That's not disconcerting or anything. Kids if you're playing outside, just just be aware there might be a zebra cobra out there, okay? Take the pets out. Whatever the case may be. So this is one of those things I wanted to ask you guys at 808 590 wjr text only we're almost there. I'm being told in regards to getting the power in the phone back. I'll start with you guys. Mike. Mr Rieger, Have you guys seen some critter that you didn't quite expect to see in your neck of the woods? I've got a couple. I got one recently and one not so recently. It seemed like it was about the time I graduated high school. So is the mid two thousands. It seemed like every couple years there is always a liger, citing like on the East Side, and I swear to God I saw I saw at one time by a 7 11. I don't know if he was getting a Slurpee. I don't know if it's because there's woods behind the 7 11, but I definitely saw at least what I thought A lighter might look like at the 7 11. And actually a couple weeks ago, and I won't say it. I don't want the animal police going there because this guy seemed like he was trying this animal very well. My wife and I were driving. And we pat were stopped at a house and there is a guy holding a baby alligator just out in his front yard. So Um, yeah. So the Yeah. The Alligator's name was chewy because I rolled the window down and I asked 1000 Alligator, and he said, Yes, his name is chewy, and then the light turned green and I had was able to get no further information. I listen, I will not forgive myself unless I use this opportunity to share an inside bit and make a nick Roddy joke somewhere in there with Gators and Nick Roddy. There's uh There's an inside bit there. I'm not going to share it with. Everybody will leave it at that. How about you, Mr Reid? You know, um, I have seen in the area where I live, Um, coyotes. Um they have been known to roam around and that you have been warned to watch your small dogs if they're outside, so That's about the extent of it. Uh, but I just did. The story was weird to me. And the fact that You know, of all the weird animals you can have. You know, people might have alligators, spiders or rattlesnakes. Why in the world Would you want to have a pet Cobra? I just like what? What would possess you to Think to yourself. Hey, I think a cool pet would be a cobra. Especially one that can spit venom. Me? Yeah, just like I get it. If it makes no sense. Keep it. Yeah, I I can't. I'm with you. I don't I can't quite understand it. Read. We were talking about this off the year I had two very public things and why I say public is because I shared accompanying photos on Facebook and people. For whatever reason, got a kick out of it. Right. The first one was the coyote. And it was interesting, because, um, I used to be able to stay up late at night. And somewhere in the last couple of years, I just can't do it anymore, Okay? But I was up late one night, and it was actually after a late hockey game ended and I'm getting ready to go to bed. It's maybe 1 30 in the morning, and I heard this this scream that I had never heard before, and I looked outside. And this was the winter of 13 14 where you might remember. It was literally winner from the first week in November until May, and we had the record for most snow and everything, and it was so darn cold. And I looked out in the back and at the edge like literally the very edge of my property. At my old house. It looked like three or four dogs were attacking. This deer and you know, I didn't get a real good site because it was It was dark, but it looked like three or four dogs attacking it. So I went out first thing in the morning and there was this dear, I'm when I say it was ripped apart, it was ripped apart. And the thing that I noticed was across the street like down in a in a little ditch. There was a coyotes head plain as day like looking at me. Like, almost like, okay, get away from that. That's mine. You know, I gotta feed my family and all that stuff. So I called the dinar. And if you've ever dealt with the dinar before God love him. They love to tell you that you didn't see what you saw there very fond of telling you that you didn't see what you saw. And the the guy was quite frankly, very dismissive. And I said, I don't know how to tell you this. I've hunted my whole life. I've been to places where there are coyotes. I know what a coyote looks like. Think German shepherd with the bushy tail, right? While and his fate would have it, Dave, I I hate to say this, but this is how the dinar kind of realize. Oh, wow. There are coyotes here. Somebody had a trail cam, just a block over. And they caught the coyote mauling their dog. And that's how we found out that. Yes, indeed. My neighborhood did have coyotes. I don't know if you remember the accompanying pictures from that, but that was one. And then the other one that I know you remember because we were talking about it. I'm telling you point blank. I saw Cougar and you can laugh and you can go all day and are on me. I point blank saw a cougar. It was the morning before. We left to take my son to school and we were up just commiserating and having a good time before he went to school, and we heard this Russell outside. And we ran outside. We saw this thing. I'm not Joe. I know the cougar looks like right. And so this time, unlike the previous time, I'm like I'm taking a picture because nobody's gonna believe me. And I took a picture and I'm not lying. It is the worst picture taken in the history of mankind. And all did people have fun at my expense. But You might remember about six months. After that. There were a bunch of cougar sightings being reported in Lavonia and Northville. You know my neck of the woods. I know what I saw. I saw a cougar and of course, the dinner said there are no Cougars here. Absolutely positively not. There may be some up north, but there's some down here. I know darn well, I saw cougar and I'll leave it at that. Well, it was 808 590 wjr. Go ahead, dig? No, I was saying it was probably trying to get away from the hunters up North probably hitched a ride down here something but Um, smart cougar, right? But, you know, going back to those coyote, Sean? Yeah. I mean, they are getting more and more bold. I don't know if people are feeding them, but I remember a couple summers ago. Um, in some of the blighted neighborhoods in Detroit, where nature was taking back over. There were a bunch of coyote, Uh, sightings there, and I even saw one in my populated neighborhood in Lincoln Park. So I I don't know why there um Getting more bold, but I definitely will not let my dog outside alone at night. Ever since I saw that ever since all that Coyote So Linda from Saint Clair Shores, texts sent in a picture. To the text. She says that her son and daughter in law spotted this animal and Grand Rapids the other day. What it looks like to her as a mink, but maybe fair. It's just kind of walking down the street. Oh, the sidewalk ingrained in Grand Rapids. So yeah. 808 590 wjr If you seen a critter in your neck of the woods, maybe not the zebra Cobra. Well, hopefully not the zebra cobra. Get your thoughts Next. It is a Tuesday night right here on 7 60 wjr. Hey, folks, our inner circle sponsor for the Our Hospice of Michigan got a special event You can grab your friends enjoy some.

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Israel's Longest-Serving Leader Benjamin Netanyahu Could Lose PM Job

Mitch Albom

00:18 sec | 1 year ago

Israel's Longest-Serving Leader Benjamin Netanyahu Could Lose PM Job

"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could lose his leadership post in Israel. The coalition tow outs, Netanyahu was announced on Sunday. The right wing centrist and left wing politicians, they're still shy of a majority in the Israeli parliament If the anti Netanyahu coalition fails to reach a majority. By Wednesday, Israel could head to 1/5 round of elections in two

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Moderna Reports COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy of 100% in Adolescents

Mitch Albom

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Moderna Reports COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy of 100% in Adolescents

"Saris, covert bank scenes in the United States, says Their formula will now work for teenagers. Fox is Evan Brown. Reports mode. Erna reports their phase three clinical trials of their Corona virus vaccine on patients ages. 12 to 18. Showed a 100% efficacy rate, meaning none of the 3700 teams in the study developed symptoms or tested positive for Cove it after two weeks of receiving the second dose. It's expected Moderna will formally present these findings to regulators. It's competitive. Fizer is product is already being given to teens under an emergency use authorization. Both companies air seeking full FDA approval. Evan Brown, Fox

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Michigan Unveils Reopening Plan Tied to COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Mitch Albom

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Michigan Unveils Reopening Plan Tied to COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

CDC chief calls on Michigan to ‘shut things down’ to stop COVID-19 surge

Mitch Albom

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

CDC chief calls on Michigan to ‘shut things down’ to stop COVID-19 surge

"Last spring and shut things down in Michigan is a way to curb the covert surge. Dr Rochelle Wolinsky says Michigan cannot vaccinate itself out of the current spike in cases When you have an acute situation, extraordinary number of cases like we have a Michigan the answer is not necessarily to give vaccine. In fact, we know that the vaccine will have a delayed response. The answer to that is to really close. Things down to go back to our basics to go back to where we were last spring. The governor's facing mounting pressure from state legislators, businesses and individuals to reopen the state governor Wittmer announced today that her administration will extend restrictions on

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Postmaster general says USPS must slow delivery to stay afloat

Mitch Albom

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

Postmaster general says USPS must slow delivery to stay afloat

"The postmaster general announced the news service approach aimed at getting the Postal Service on solid financial ground. But for those who use it, it'll mean more money for less service. More from Fox is GURNAL Scott. Postmaster Luis de Joy says his plan includes changing the first class delivery standard, which in some cases will extend by up to two days. It allows us to aggregate and optimized many, many things and And really streamlined the male flow. The plan also shows change and when the doors on many post offices will be open, chief retail and delivery officer Kristen Seaver says service and locations will determine that when we evaluate post offices, we will adjust hours, but we do not close post offices. USPS lost more than $9 billion last year is consumer trusted ups and FedEx for delivery

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Cuomo Faces New Claims of Sexual Harassment From Current Aide

Mitch Albom

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Cuomo Faces New Claims of Sexual Harassment From Current Aide

"Has an eighth accuser coming out against him claiming sexual harassment. Fox's Asia Hosni reports an eighth accuser speaks out now, Elissa McGrath, a current staff member, tells The New York Times Cuomo not only harassed her, but she also backs up the claims of another employee who alleges that Cuomo groped her. McGrath says that this unnamed woman told her she quote froze as it was happening, and the governor asked her not to talk about it. That's Fox is Asian of Hosni reporting. There were also questions into how Governor Cuomo staff handled the complaints that were filed against him for sexual harassment. Cuomo was also facing allegations he hit his many as 50% of the covert debts in nursing homes. Home prices air

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There was no mass exodus from California in 2020, research finds

Mitch Albom

00:21 sec | 1 year ago

There was no mass exodus from California in 2020, research finds

"Noona popular believed that there was a mass exodus from California last year isn't accurate, according to new research from a nonpartisan think tank. The California policy Lab said most moves were within the state. But the study's author says that the county level San Francisco Seeing a dramatic exit is and she says fewer people moved to the state to replace those who did

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Houston-area leaders react to governor’s lifting of capacity limits, mask mandate

Mitch Albom

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

Houston-area leaders react to governor’s lifting of capacity limits, mask mandate

"Texas governor Greg Abbott says progress in the Lone Star state they'd made against covert 19 is allowing him to scrap the statewide mask mandate and allow businesses to fully re open March the 10th. It is now time Open, Texas 100%. Leaders, some at least in Texas or not happy. Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo wants the governor there to keep the mask mandate in place. Abba defended his decision, saying more and more people every day are getting

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Normally Competitors, Merck To Produce Vaccines For Johnson & Johnson

Mitch Albom

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Normally Competitors, Merck To Produce Vaccines For Johnson & Johnson

"To pharmaceutical giants are teaming up to make Maura of the newly approved Johnson and Johnson vaccine boxes. Rachel Sutherland has the latest to White House officials tell Fox News competitors Merkin, Johnson and Johnson will work together to produce J and J's one shot vaccine. The Washington Post reports Merc will devote to U. S facilities to the manufacturing effort. After getting the green light from the FDA, Johnson and Johnson said they would send nearly four million doses to distribution centers, pharmacies and state local governments. The partnership with Mark could help Johnson Johnson ship more doses more quickly. President Biden expected to announce the partnership

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Dolly Parton asks Tennessee lawmakers not to erect statue of her on Capitol grounds

Mitch Albom

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Dolly Parton asks Tennessee lawmakers not to erect statue of her on Capitol grounds

"Country music superstar says Now is not the time to put a statue up in her honor. Fox is Kristen Goodwin explains Dolly Parton asks Tennessee lawmakers to remove a bill to put a statue of her on state Capitol grounds. In a Twitter statement, the singer explains she's humbled and honored but says, given all that is going on in the world. I don't think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time, she adds. Several years from now, or perhaps after I'm gone, If you still feel I deserve it, and I'm certain I will stand proud. Our great state capital as a grateful Tennessee in a House committee, passing the bill proposed by a Tennessee representative to recognize Parton's contributions to

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26 rescued from ice floe in Lake Superior off Minnesota

Mitch Albom

00:21 sec | 1 year ago

26 rescued from ice floe in Lake Superior off Minnesota

"People were rescued from on ice floe that broke off from the Minnesota shoreline. And started drifting out in the lake Superior, stranding them in the frigid temperatures. Last week, 66 people got stuck on the ice and Lake Michigan. It's not been a good year for ice fishing. The weather service has only 10% of Lake Superior is covered with ice, which is well below average.

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Biden: 'Burmese military should relinquish power they have seized'

Mitch Albom

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

Biden: 'Burmese military should relinquish power they have seized'

"Policy and national security at the State Department, Fox's GURNAL Scott reports President Biden talked tough to demonstrate America's re engagement. He says the Burmese military should give up power in the midst of unrest, and the U. S will step up efforts to end the war in Yemen. The strongest comments were to Russia and not just on freeing government critic Alexey Navalny. The days of the United States rolling over The face of Russia's aggressive actions interfering with our elections. Cyber attacks Poisoning its citizens are over. The president did announce an extension of the strategic arms treaty with Russia, saying the U. S will engage its adversaries when necessary. In all. Scott Fox News President Trump

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Mar-a-Lago Gets Warning Letter About Mask Mandate Enforcement

Mitch Albom

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Mar-a-Lago Gets Warning Letter About Mask Mandate Enforcement

"Go Palm Beach County officials in Florida this week, said President Trump's New Year's Eve party at his private Mar a Lago Club. Violated a local mask order implemented, of course, amid the Corona virus pandemic and notice sent to mar a Lago. This past Tuesday, some guy named Richard Paget, a code enforcement officer with the county's covert enforcement and education team, informed the club that in footage and pictures posted a social media from the party. Several attendees were observed without facial coverings that could lead to a fine of up to $15,000 per

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Detroit auto show leaving downtown for Pontiac this year

Mitch Albom

00:28 sec | 1 year ago

Detroit auto show leaving downtown for Pontiac this year

"Of calling downtown Detroit its own will temporarily move. The 2021 showed a Pontiac. The 2021 show will be held at the M one concourse and indoor and outdoor facility that has a racetrack located on Woodward in South Boulevard. The new show will be renamed Motor Bella, according to a statement from the auto dealers and will run September 21st through the 26th. The old auto show was supposed to run September 24 through October, the ninth

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"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

06:49 min | 2 years ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

"Mitch Albom's show a news talk 7 60 wjr. It was with great sadness that I read that long time NHL announcer Mike Doc Emmerich. Announced his retirement this week from broadcasting who's been doing it for better part of 50 years. Then on NBC for a long time for my mind is the is the absolute best national broadcaster on hockey that I've ever heard. And all of a sudden he's leaving us. But not without a book off Mike. How a kid from basketball Crazy Indiana became America's NHL voice. And Doc Emmerich is online with us here in the McCallum program, Doc. Congratulations on a career Well done. Oh, thank you. And though I wasn't the first to think of, including him in a book Chapter 12 of the book, and it's about 10 or 11 pages. Long is entitled Walking with Ernie on. That was the brief time that I got to be around my non academic advisor to my doctoral dissertation on baseball, holding green named Ernie Har. Well, and one of the best days I ever spent was a birthday gift. I know I told you one other time, but it means so much to me. Birthday gift my wife gave me and that was to come to a performance of Ernie. Down in Detroit. It's just magnificent that you did what you did. And, um s o. That is one chapter that I think you will enjoy because it will bring back a lot of memories of what this guy was like to you because he was that way. Well, I'll enjoy all of it. Because I've been such a admirer of your style. Your grace, your Your way with words on the fly. And you know you've been I mean, 22 Stanley Cup finals and what all kinds of Emmy awards and all the rest of stuff, But I have a particular affinity for someone. Who settles in with hockey because we all do I think here in Detroit, you know, being a hockey town and doing that. What was their Ah, moment where you sort of said to yourself in your career. Okay. I may not have started out this way. But I think hockey is hockey's where I'm gonna. I'm gonna make my mark in hockey. I'm not gonna look beyond these horizons. I'm gonna I'm gonna stay on the ice. It was predetermined in my life on December 10th 1960. It was 60 years ago, and I saw my first game in Fort Wayne, Indiana. And before then I wanted to be a baseball announcer because it was never gonna be a great athlete. But I wanted to get in free and baseball was my ticket. I thought until I saw that first game in Fort Wayne, and then it was my ambition was to be ah, hockey announcer and in rural Indiana, When you tell your guidance counselor, that's what you want to do. Um, well, it wasn't exactly the greatest reaction in the world. Just you know, you're in a six out of 600 people in rural Indiana that resembles strongly Hoosiers. Right? And that's what you want to do, but s so it was not a decision that was made. During a broadcasting career, but long before it well, you you, you are a lucky man to have found your way to your childhood dream. You did it with great great aplomb over all these years were there. Don't want to say ah moment or a game That's almost too cliche. But was there was there a series or a year or anything where you look back? And you say that that was my absolute favorite time to be working? Well, it was probably during the Red Wings. They're of prominence. It was that stretch of time when the games were on NBC for probably, oh, the late to thousands upto 2015 or so and that would include the back to back series with Pittsburgh that went to the final Red Wings 11 Pittsburgh 11. And then that wonderful game outside at the University of Michigan Stadium with 220,000 people there, and it went to a shootout and it snowed all day, and it took me four hours to get back to ST Clair, Michigan from their normally it takes about an hour and a half and I didn't care one bit. There were Leafs fans helping push Red Wings fans cars out of snowbanks. It was just glorious and it snowed all day and I don't think anybody cared. It was just a great celebration of the sport. Have you found a particular challenges in calling hockey? Uh, just because of the puck. I remember. I remember. I worked in Florida when I first started as a sports writer, and there was a guy named Bernie Lynn Sicko who was a columnist. They're very acerbic guy and on January 1st of every year He would put out a column that said things I want to see this year in sports, and he would run through. You know, a guy doing this in a player giving back money and whatever the case may be, but the very last line every year was the puck. Think things I want to see this year in support the park because he could never find it on, you know, not everybody, especially when they tune into the Stanley Cup finals. Is this trained at? That is what their particular thing that you found. You did in broadcasting hockey to help Those hockey, Shall we say, challenged fans watching? I'm not sure if it helped them, but it helped me to watch the players heads. And usually if the puck was along the near boards and you couldn't see it, you watch the players heads and that I'll tell you where it is or where it's going next. And, of course, Mitch. Another chapter in my life was was the Fox glowing puck. John and I have the strip John Day, Mom and I used to have to talk about it all the time. And it was. It was distressing to a lot of people in Detroit. I'm certain Who didn't need to find the part with the big blue bit of fuzz around it, or whatever they highlight was that week, but no, it was. There have been a lot of things try to try and make Hockey on television better. It is a wonderful in arena experience, and it's only sad that there aren't fans to watch it now. But television has improved so much with bigger screens and sharper pictures and all of that. That even someone like me during a pandemic, who has a couple of boxes checked that make it risky for me to be going out to Edmonton, Alberta. Through technology on thanks to NBC was able to call all four rounds of the playoffs from his home. And that doesn't happen much in this world anymore. But it did this year. And do I understand you're retiring now in your mid seventies? On your own terms you want to. You want to just spend some time with your family and enjoy life. At this stage? There's no.

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"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

"Slate for hundreds of thousands of people and they will help us grow our workforce and expand access to education and skills training in the next two years, the state is to develop a software program automatically expunge misdemeanor convictions within seven years. But felonies and misdemeanors of over 93 days in jail cannot be set aside, especially if a person has more than one conviction for assault crimes of dishonesty, human trafficking or any offence that was punishable by more than 10. Years in prison. Ken Rogowski W. J. R News Vice president of presidential nominee Joe Biden, visiting the People of Ohio today in Toledo, discussing the impact of the Corona virus pandemic times are hard. Unemployment is way up due to the pandemic and the terrible way, which has been handled economic outlook remains uncertain. Across Ohio in the country function worried about making the next mortgage payment of the rent payment. Whether or not They can purchase the prescription drugs. Air Babel put food on the table. There are reports of unofficial ballot drop boxes popping up in California, installed by Republicans appointed Secretary of State put on a memo reminding county officials the drop boxes. They're illegal that ballots must go in official county elections boxes. He dropped off in person or sent by mail. The ballot boxes have been reported in Fresno, Los Angeles and Orange counties. Republican regional field director on social media encourages voters to message him for convenient locations. A church posted a box there was approved and brought by the Republican Party. It is legal in California for ballots to be collected and turned in by someone else, and a California Republican Party statement says. That's all this is instead of going door to door like Democrats have done. Chris Foster Fox News. The Dow closed up today. 250 points for W. J. R News. I'm Maria's born Mohr with Mitch Albom in a moment, My doctor says, I need.

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09:04 min | 2 years ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

"City. It's the Mitch Albom Show with Mitch Albom and Ken Brown. Our phone number is 877 40 for Mitch or Tweet US at Mitch Albom Show. Now here's Mitch. Back here on this very busy Monday on 7 60 W. J. R. A lot of fuss being made over this new Netflix film called Cuties, which concerns itself with 11 year old girls in Very Sexy, seductive dancing situations, which many people have have likened to kiddy porn. Adam Graham, the Detroit News film critic who's regularly on our program joins us to talk about this. I Adam How you doing? Good. Thank you. I have heard about this and saw the saw the promo for which I thought was a little racy than I and I remember when that first came out, and there was a lot of controversy about the teaser, and they said, Well, don't worry. The Siri's is not That's just a teaser. But the Syriza is not like this, and then the serious game out, and a lot of people said it's worse on then I've seen some of the clips from the From the and You know, Forgive me, but I am always going to take the side of Children. I just That's my soft spot. I cannot believe the things that I have seen from this film, though, man, I have not watched the whole thing from beginning in. But the fact that these scenes even exist was very disturbing to me. What can you tell us about this? It's a French film, and it first premiered at Sundance in January, and it opened two positive remark from critics and I think that there was no real bumps in the road until Netflix put out the ad for it. That's the trailer for it. And it was. I didn't see the trailer to be honest, but I can see where taking scenes from the film out of context and almost putting them in like a music video style. Like you mentioned provocative kind of edit in a provocative edit. You could question like what is going on here. But I think in the film itself, which I've seen It kind of answers those questions because it's a film about The ways that young girls see these images. In in the media in society in music videos, and they're you know, they're just entered a entering puberty. They want to kind of They're saying the Kardashians. They're seeing music video girls. They're trying to kind of their curious about. They're like, What is this? And they're trying to kind of mimic those poses and wonder how they could do that. But really, the movie is more of a commentary. John Growing up too fast. It's a coming of age story, and I think that there's a lot more subtlety to it when you watch the film than there is in the scenes when they're pulled out. But this is but this race This raises the question, you know? Playboy magazine. You could say Well, the entirety of the magazine has some very interesting things and there are interviews and the rest of you take it all within its context. This is just part of the entertainment. Well, and I don't mean that to be, you know, cuter or dismissive. The fact is that there are many images in this film and many moments in this film where 11 year old girls do extraordinarily sexually suggestive dance moves, including a part in the film where a girl takes a photo of her privates. Ah and gets her in trouble with your classmates and their 11. So you can say Well in the large picture, you know, we're making this to show the dangers of it, but you're still creating those images. And putting those images out into the world. Does a story in your view, even if it's a story with the point justify using 11 year olds, and I assume these actresses were close to 11, if not 11, because it's hard to fake being 11. There aren't very many 19 year olds look like they're 11. Is it really worth it? To do that. There's a couple things at play here, and I don't think that ultimately it's worth it. For Netflix to have waded into these waters. It's a French film It's made by a woman director. And to try to bring that to the masses like that. The movie is in the top 10 of Netflix today. If you log in, you know they show you that happened so people are watching this because it's because caused a firestorm online, but Next week. I probably would have been better off just staying away from this because in the sense that created the problem by putting this movie on their platform, um the reason why I mentioned she was made by a female director is because There's a There's a way that male directors a lot of times you looked like a Michael Bay or stacks nighter movie. They leer right. There were shots and justice Peak where it looks like Zack Snyder was like coming all the way up the back of Calvados legs. And that is kind of the the the male gaze. The weariness that makes you feel like it's being you know, you're giving hyper sexualized images. I don't think that that intent Exists in the way that she shoots this movie. But again, it's a French film. It probably wouldn't have they made in America. Um it's probably more than just of more than just a French film because when people say French film They think of sort of the traditional French movies. This is a a French Senegalese Muslim director. She grew up as a refugee is she apparently, you know had some of similar types of experiences herself. So when you say friends, I think is something that you know Duke on Paris. This isn't really quite that this is you know, it's about him and I'm sure there are Muslims who are Furious over this given what about our father was bringing another wife and other sub sub story to it, And I gotta tell you know, Mitch, I watched this in with well way. She was more offended. I was offended, but she was really offended, but I'm just wondered if you took the dance scene out. Code would could. The movie it kept the things she was trying to do. The dance scene is it is all about that one scene in this movie, and that's what we'll say It was. Ah, breast being show which it wasn't and that started the whole right left wing thing going and it was more about the move yourself, But I just think that a lot of people fight about not never. They didn't see it. You could tell that in you you can. I've seen people online who fast forward it to the end scene, and if you watch it again, I think that there's a matter of context. There's a matter of intent. There are moments in the movie that yes, I do think I don't think that it's highly tremendously provocative, and I think, given the frame in which the film exists. I wasn't shocked or offended, but the some of the themes push those boundaries enough that if you are looking for it, then Yes. You can pick that out. And yes, you can be offended by it. So that's why I think Netflix. Probably would've been better. I don't think the risk reward is here for them on this movie, because how many people are gonna have to be about a French? It's on an art film, but it's already er than your average American. Really. It's just there's there's enough there that if you want to single things out, yes, but I don't think that it's It's worth the controversy, nor do I think that this is a clearing or a dangerous film. All right. Well, of course, there's one way to know And that's the watch that thing. They're getting exactly what they want. I get to watch it. This is one of watching the annual season. Why don't I watch it? I don't want to support it. And that's ultimately why Netflix might have been better to leave this thing on the table because It's waiting into a controversy that need not exist. Not for this movie. This movie isn't worth becoming a firestorm over. It's an average movie, you know, there was a movie about a year ago, called Good Boys were a bunch of little kids were kind of like also coming of age and Talking about sex, and that was kind of like no one really bad and I were just talking and I can see where Because of some of the images that are shown in this Not that they're so bad, but taken out of context and, yes, You can see why people could be offended or raised higher about it. All right, Adam Graham from the news we thank you for your time. Hey, Thanks, man. I really appreciate it. Back with more on 7 60 W. J R Way still have reports of an accident..

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01:31 min | 2 years ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

"A target or a movie theatre. Just that smell of popcorn just wafting. We decided last night that we were going to watch the new bill and Ted movie, And as I was sitting at home in the comfort of my home, I said to myself, I would rather be in a movie theater right now watching this. I mean, it's not very often I say that. I mean something. I say that sometimes I don't even there's not even a movie. I want to see. I just want to go to the movie theater and smell the popcorn. And just sit in a dark room for two hours. I think there are a lot of parents right now that agree. 100% With what? You what you said. I having taken my kids to so many unbelievably bad movies in the course of their life. It's not a bad thing just to sit there. And maybe just maybe. Get a little shut eye while you're in there as well. Alright. Numbers is always 877. 44 minutes so glad you could join us. Mitch Albom show on a Friday night. I know some people have been waiting patiently. Peggy in Belleville is one of them. Beautiful city of Belleville Boy. That lake is beautiful. Peggy. Hi, You're on 7 60 W. J. R. Hi, Sean. I just want to go back to Vice President Biden. He had violence because he has new commercial out, saying this is Trump's America and I'm paraphrasing. But he says Trump foment the room Drift is not solving it, but I can and will Isn't it? Amazing? I again? Listen, I would hope that regardless.

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06:51 min | 2 years ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

"Of the motor city. It's the Mitch Albom Show with Mitch Albom and Ken Round. Our phone number is 877 40 for Mitch or Tweet US at Mitch Albom Show Now here's Mitch. Back here in 76 Tigers baseball about to start Nice. Where's the game on in that? Another part, Fox Sports probably know I was wondering maybe a big game. What is the Tiger's against Cincinnati? Not exactly a riveting game of the week. I wanted just now they haven't anything for opening day all day. Like the people outside or anything is just like another day now says this happens only good clowns. Nobody fans can't come. What do you do? You know what? I think our courage. I'm not supposed to encourage them to gather outside the stadium either, But I've been hearing on other places around here. They're going to be hanging out around. America is weak when win the first game come. What's first thing Monday? Yeah, so their plan for The party. Just the party. You can't really party big screen outside. I mean, like some stadiums are doing that place outside where they can drink, drink, hoping a lot to drink, you know, so I think there's still some people going to try to get out. All right. Meanwhile, let's talk about apologies. There are all kinds of apologies happening every day here because there are all kinds of accusations. Happening every day in our country. The latest one is representative Congress person Ted Yoho bottle around right in his and his and his colleagues across the aisle. Ho ho! A pirate's life for me, Morgan, Yeah, yo ho ho ho. A pirate's life for me Know this segment's over so apparently hey, used derogatory term when he was referring to Two. Alexandria, Cassio, Cortez. Andi was called out on it. And here was his apology. Arise to apologize for the abrupt manner of the conversation I had with my colleague from New York. It is true that we disagree on policies and visions for America. But that does not mean we should be disrespectful. Having been married for 45 years with two daughters. Very cognizant of my language. The offensive name calling words attributed to me by the press were never spoken to my colleagues. If they were construed that way, apologized for their misunderstanding. As my colleagues know, I'm passionate about those affected by poverty. On this. I will committee to you that I will conduct myself. From a place of passion and understanding that policy and political disagreement be vigorously debated with the knowledge that we approach the problems facing our nation with the betterment of the country in mind. And the people we serve. I cannot apologize for my passion. Or for loving my God. My family. In my country I yield back So Apparently this incident wass that, he said. People are shooting and killing each other of a customer. Hungry. You're unbelievable. You're disgusting. This is, according to occasional Cortez. Who says that he was wagging his finger at her on DH, she says. I told him he was being rude. He got even more angry when I called him rude, and then he started hollering. Andi something else and then apparently used the words or somebody says that they overheard him using the words and Effing B. He claims. That's not the case. Anyhow. He made this apology. Okay, so Cortes, of course. Because she has no class whatsoever. Had no interest in accepting his apology on just loves to play this role and continues to be an agitator. Here's some of her reaction to this. And I do not need Representative Yo Ho to apologize to me. Clearly, he does not want to clearly when given the opportunity. He will not, and I will not stay up late at night, waiting for an apology from a man who has no remorse over calling women and using abusive language towards women. Course I saw Fox News when he's got all upset about him. Using allegedly using this term. Then they ran a clip of receded toe Labe saying, You know a soon as she got elected her first thing. We're going to get the f out of office, referring to Trump So you know, I apparently you can only use its only bad language when it's used by the other side. I don't listen to her. Okay? Sure. Cortez, and I wonder how has the world How has this country suddenly started catering to this 28 year old Who is O r. Now She's 30. I think my daughter who was a bartender a couple years. I mean, I've already seen things where they talk about the years she's going to run for president when she is old enough to have seen that in 2024 2 20 look well to Kanye runs. The These type of candidates quickly have things unravel. When they start to, You know, there's there's bright light. And then there's burning light and Anyhow, so we're talking about apologies and That was his Now there are others that have been in the news. I'll play you some of them to Sean Jackson after his anti Semitic remarks, he said this would be half of myself. I just want to let you guys know I didn't I intend you. No. Any harm in headship towards any people for one from the and I stayed in there everyday People that know me know I have no hatred in my heart and I never Tryingto put another religion dancer of doubling my religion or my race, so Of course, you know, Shortly thereafter, he liked on social media, someone who said Why does he have to apologize? A controversial guy, So apparently he didn't. He didn't think a whole lot of his own apology. Let's see who are some other famous people who have Wells ears. Yeah, Here's some famous people, including Bill Clinton, Jimmy Swaggart, Tiger Woods. It is important to me that everybody who has been hurt know that the sorrow I feel is genuine..

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09:01 min | 2 years ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

"You're listening to the Mitch Albom Show on NewsTalk. 7 60 W. J. R. Filling in for Mitch, Sean Bally Gin. Eyes always. We appreciate your phone calls here, and a lot of people want to chime in so much going on. It's hard to keep everything straight. But that's why we're here to chat with you. And let's head right back to the phone lines out. 877 40 for Mitch. That is where we find Mary in Dearborn. Mary. Thank you very much for your patience. Your on 7 60 W. J. R. I really believe Whitman has gotten this whole entire thing wrong. We have a daughter, who plays college sports season has been completely canceled at N a. I, um We have a son who just graduated and he's getting screwed by everything one thing and and my family has closed right now. What really gets me mad is the way that she has going about this. She will take absolutely zero responsibility for her executive order to put cold. Has it turned people into nursing homes where there was no coverted positive people that has contributed to run over 1/3 of the deaths in the state of Michigan. That is not how you solve the problem. Women have decimated a small businesses, which I come from as well. The way we go. I don't have time to be a politician. The way she's done. This is absolutely Awful. There has been an opportunity for Moosa gandered can take back their health to become healthy again. We live in a very Obi state, which is contributing to the core morbidity, which is increasing the cold and death. Three vehicles. We cannot live in a bubble. Well, you don't want to may amazing to me, Mary and I the one thing that you mentioned. I'm flabbergasted when I hear and thank you for the phone call. Look, you know where we are in political society today, it's it's almost like People your it's all or nothing like you. If you disagree with something that Governor Whitmer does of President Trump does. You're a hater. If you like something that they did, or you like something that she did well, then. Oh, my goodness. You're not know Sometimes you can look at a circumstances say, Well, I like how they did that. I like how he did that to all the people that were Saying, Wow, you have to say that Governor Whitman did a great job with the state of Michigan just a couple weeks ago. I must say again, I'm fiber gas did that That conversation took place and again because off The situation that you spoke of with nursing homes. Well, yeah, I gots on one hand at the time. The numbers look pretty good compared to other states again. We were a couple of weeks. Fine, but you were taking that into consideration. I'm fiberglass did it that that's something that I know I've touched on that a couple times. I wish more people would touch on and I'm flabbergasted it quite frankly. But with that being said, there are some things that you can understand. At least I can That OK, well, that was a decision that I think that was the safe play. I agree with that. But in today's society, Lord knows, either you're all in with somebody or you're all against them. Well, Life doesn't work that way. Not everything is black and white. There are different shades. I can be all in with somebody and disagree with somebody about this or disagree with somebody about that. In today's political climate. Lord knows we aren't allowed to do that. Fred in Shelby Township, Thanks for your patience, your on 7 60 W. J. R. Good afternoon, Fred. Thank you very much. Ah, I'm an out of stater. Time. Snowbird from down in Yuma have a friend appear in Michigan had a reading problem, So we were going to leave UMA back in April. So I started tracking numbers of this to whatever you know, and it was like, you know, 101 190 or so You know, that's the Michigan and all this stuff. And so we put off coming appeared for about three weeks or four weeks. Anyway, we're here now. I'm a cynical guy. And you know if you take the total number of Cases. And divide that into the total number of deaths in the state. So far, you come out of the death rate of 0.8 lung something so it isn't even 1%. Other people have got the covert 19 that die so now here we're shutting the world down. For 99.2%. People are OK for the 0.8% of people are dying. Don't make sense to me. Fred. Ah, you and me both my friend. As I said in the previous segment, and I appreciate the phone call, and certainly the perspective here on 7 $60 E. J. R. This isn't going to go away. Anytime soon. I hope we've all accepted that and I think we should all also all sit back and say we can ill afford to shut things down again. We just can't do that. It's not. It's not safe Mint mentally. It's not safe financially. There's gonna come a point in time. We're just we're gonna have to face this. We can't hide from it. You know, you know what I mean. And I get it. There are some people that shouldn't put themselves out in that type of scenario where they have those pre existing conditions and everything. But I look if if what's happened in the last few days, not only here but in other quote unquote hot spots doesn't tell you that this thing isn't going away any time soon. I don't know what will Let's go to Mike in Hartland. Beautiful, beautiful area of our great state of Michigan. Mike. Thank you very much for your patients here on 7 60 W. J. R. Thank you, Shawn. And thank you for taking my car. I think you do a great job and I really enjoy listening to you. And you're on. Thank you. No, My point is that I know A lot of people are missing out on a lot of important events in their lives. You know, there are almost 130,000 people and United States Now who are they're missing out on everything because Corona virus took their life. So From my perspective, it's that I don't think we're missing out on anything because we're still alive. And that my comments No, you pretty listen and again to each their own. Mike. This is why we do a show like this. And thank you for the phone call here on 7 60 W. J. R. I'm not going to sit there and tell you you're wrong. I know that's not my place, but we can agree to disagree on many different things II just as they said, I made the point right now where I think we all have to have that conversation. And if Your choice is not blitz. Let's let's be cautious than then. So be it. I just I have to wonder aloud. How long this is going to last and what the cost is going to be. Outside of this terrible virus is well. I mean, really are weak. Are we just going to continue down this path for the next year? For the next two years. For the next three years. And Mike and Heartland. You know, you say, Well, at least we have our life again. I'm not going to sit here and say no, Mike, you're wrong. That's your opinion. I'm not going to say that. But what I am going to say is okay, well Be prepared. Work. We're going to continue down this road done. Is going to be a game of hide and seek. Let's go. Let's go hide inside numbers are gonna go down. Guess what up? I got caught. I went outside. I got caught, and we're going to go through this whole routine again. I hope I'm wrong. I would love nothing more. If we're doing a show. We all reconvene in a couple months and everything has gone down. While I hope that everybody starting with you my calls in and says Hey, what do you have to say? Now? I will be the very first person. Mark my words to say Wow Yeah. We played it smart. That was the way to play it. But I don't know. I'm at the point right now. Where? Really? And truly, I don't think this is going away any time soon. And because of that, sooner than rather than later, we're gonna have to stop trying to hide. No, no, no, we'll see. Hey, listen, I will talk to you guys again on Friday night, Danielle and Laura..

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09:11 min | 2 years ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

"Mitch Albom show on newstalk seven sixteen WJAR sitting in for me it's showing the legion well all the debates and arguments that I've heard of about governor Whitmer end up being overly excessive or know your dom she's not being excessive she states this is one that has been a hot button topic for a lot of people of the last few months and this is certainly going to add to some of that debate of course I'm talking about the decision to close Jim's down and just to rewind a little bit of course a federal appeals court last Wednesday all greed to governor Whitmer is plea to keep the indoor gyms close to prevent the spread of the coronavirus this just mere hours before gyms were scheduled to re open a U. S. six circuit court of appeals issued that ruling I mean literally mere hours before the jams were about to re open well what's interesting today and Laura found the story this is a fascinating story to me is there was a trial in Norway now get older this health officials conducted a study of five jams in the city of Oslo they tracked and tested nearly nineteen hundred nineteen hundred gym members between the ages of eighteen and sixty four who were invited to return to their I guess you could say home gym for a two week period that began may twenty second all right there was also a similar size control group all the gym members that were not allowed to return now this is fascinating to me because those who returned were required to wash their hands avoid body contact keep three four feet apart during floor exercises and six feet apart during high intensity classes and I don't know about you but that's what I do at the gym anyway articles on the subjects could use the lockers but not the saunas for the showers no match were required but members were urged not to touch their nose mouth or rice now again I'll just speak for me I don't use the sauna I don't use the shower I couldn't imagine in a million years working out with a mask on and I guess I don't touch my nose or mouth or eyes I never really thought about that before this is the interesting part there was only one coronavirus case and that person did not get it from the gym they were infected at their workplace another ninety one employees at the training centers were tested and not a one of them registered as positive for the virus the study states our trial showed no virus transmission or increase in covert nineteen disease related to the opening of the training facilities providing good hygiene and social distancing routines basic hand hygiene and social distancing measures by securing one to two meters distance between individuals are well proven and important virus transmission protection measures they are inexpensive easy to apply and do not require large resources well to me that's a common sense thing isn't it I mean I don't know about you trust me at the gym that I go to there are a lot of people there that kind of use it as social hour to me I'm the type of person I want to go when I want to get what I have to do done and I want to get out that that's just the way that I am you know I I might make small talk if I run into somebody like I've I've run into just to keep it in the family Blaine Fowler from the ninety six three morning show I've run into him at the gym a few times he doesn't live too far from me and we'll make some small talk and stuff but it's not like you know I'm holding him and he's holding me up to me that common sense stuff so for the people out there that are adamant about be Jim's re opening and as soon as possible how big of a dagger is this for the people that want to keep them close I think it's an interesting question now again this is not just that one Jim this is a multiple gyms five different gyms in the city of Oslo which isn't exactly a small city nineteen hundred gym members one person got coronavirus and that was traced back to their workplace does this perhaps change your mind if you were one of those people that said no Bob let's be on the safe side interesting thoughts I'd love to get your thoughts as well eight seven seven forty four minutes that eight seven seven forty four M. I. T. C. H. I. E. does that change perhaps Laura or Danielle does that change your opinion on things because to me that's the common sense approach we should all be taking anyway okay just wash your hands do do do the the very basic you can do when you're going to help yourself out did that perhaps change your mind about the the the gym situation did it move the lever all for you maybe a little bit but first of all all these things that were supposed to be doing and that they've been talking that we should be doing or all things like washing your hands not touching your nose mouth eyes anything interface for a long time this wasn't a bam this wasn't only a covert things is something we've been we should have been doing for ever but I would really depend on the other people that are at the gym for me as well as just what cleaning and you know how far apart a quick minutes yeah is there following it yeah that I'm into me that's exactly it's it's the common sense approach it it's I couldn't agree with you more these are things that should have been going on anyway I I can tell you this I'm always a white down guy you know there's there's a reason at my gym I I go to a planet fitness saying there is that there's a reason of my gym that they have the bottles everywhere and you know what when I'm done doing whatever I do I ate it takes literally fifteen seconds of your life spray it on a paper towel wipe it down for the next person that comes on and go about your day continue your work out whatever the case may be that that's just that's basic stuff to me and I think with that being said it least where I go a lot of people here to that I as I said I'm not I'm not ever going to take a shower there or go with the sign or anything like that that's just not my thing you know I get done with my work I. to go wash my hands I grabbed my car keys I'm out the door and I in essence pant all the way home but not for people out there that were maybe a little wary of this one and of course the people out there that are saying see this is stupid why are these gyms being closed down I think that gives you a bit of ammo there's no doubt about it numbers is always love to get your thoughts on this eight seven seven forty four minutes that eight seven seven forty four match and you know maybe just maybe we could see something like that happen here I think it be great you know let let let me ask you a question you know it you do get contacted by your gender they said Hey would you like to be part of a case study like this I could do it in a heartbeat would you I could I go do it I mean I what are they gonna pay me for it too or going and maybe they'll give it maybe they'll give you coins that Laura can move you know what or maybe they can give me like after this is all said and done with can I get a free year of something but no I think it's a good idea yeah I I did to me I just say I sit back and I say why not because this is what I think a lot of people want to hear they want to hear data you know what when you give your explanation about why you're doing this or why you're doing that I think it it really helps out at least I'll speak for me I want to hear the reasoning behind your decision I can live with your decision if if you can give me the reasoning behind your just decision show me your data show me what you know the doctors have said or what the studies of fine I think a lot of people probably are a lot like me that okay I'm I'm cool I don't like it I can get frustrated by it but I get what you're saying because here is the data that supports it this is a story that supporting some data right now let's see if some people perhaps it here to what we'll get your thoughts next but first let's take a look at traffic.

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10:20 min | 2 years ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

"Ask Mitch Albom show now here's match seven six I don't know about you but I'm always fascinated about stories of the oldest living people in the country or in the world or whatever when I read them or hear about them I always want to look into well how did they right and what was it that was there so is there some universality to this longevity so I read with great interest the news that Robert Weighton W. E. I. G. H. T. O. N. passed away yesterday at the age of a hundred and twelve wow there is a photo of him two years ago so it was a hundred and ten honestly he looks like he's about sixty eight yeah he's got he's got all his hair it's it's not even all white it's you know sort of silver this is two years ago so I don't know if it's is pictured here in two thousand eight so immediately I was looking at that and then I went through his life and in in his case he was born in nineteen oh eight nineteen oh eight so what when was Kitty Hawk wasn't right around then not the write brothers wasn't like that nineteen nineties no none of that would be all for one they were flying before that I was in the is what I don't know six or three year whatever Antena three was it three so so an airplane has been infected five years earlier World War one had not even started yet we still could get a P. that's on the flight but it like I love little thinking about well what was it when you look at nothing he remembers when he was born but what was the world like when he was born in nineteen oh eight is amazing yeah and yet when I read through his life it wasn't he didn't like living in Asha ram or even berry user something that he was it was it was a fairly normal is is British and it so he he was one of seven children in the English city of whole he left school at sixteen became a marine engineering apprenticeship it was over there he moved to Taiwan I spent a couple years learning Mandarin in teaching a missionary school in the thirties he married a fellow teacher and then they came back to England which coincided with the outbreak of World War two two years ago I had to live through two world wars and and they were sent to Canada and then they moved to Connecticut here in the U. S. he worked in a factory making planes to support the British war effort they stayed here until nineteen forty five warranted they went back to England he went on to teach at a university his wife died in nineteen ninety five and he has ten grandchildren twenty five great grandchildren but there is nothing about like yes and all I ate was looking up this story don't always have Mr rodrico liquor everyday yeah expresses motor yeah there's a the key is having a cigarette they're having lots of talk glass of whiskey milk every day the clear does have a CNE died peacefully in his sleep which you love to hear them you know why not and and and clear he must've had some had a hair because of you should see all there is got any error in it when he's a hundred and ten I mean this is some point ball this just gives up okay we're not getting this guy with the talkers Oregon you can't tell exhibiting down most of the pictures but he was hailed every city viewed everyone else's brother or sister believes in loving and accepting and caring for one another had many many friendships read and talk politics theology ecology and more right up until his death so he was talking you know right right he stayed in his own home Michael died in his own home declined a birthday card from the queen because he said he didn't want the taxpayers to have to pay for that is admirable yeah and they asked him his secret well it is the here are a couple of quotes to the BBC one I think laughter is extremely important I can't deny that to most of the trouble in the world is caused by people taking themselves too seriously not right now and three the secret to his longevity was to avoid dying which exceeded its do not rent a bus what you see avoiding died was because of the will because a lot of little you could do the job yeah you too don't you want to like sort of study it may because I just finished the human touch where blood was so important terms how fights all this what did you want to study the guy's blood or brain it's a look what is it I went to a hundred and twelve lived on his own was lucid he did he actually had cancer at the end but by that aids cancer move so strongly that you know they probably didn't determine if it was worth it but but I want to hear like something about the diet or all eight was grass for the last thirty years of my life you know or park of industry there is a there is a great Mel Brooks routine that he does with Carl Reiner the two thousand year old that's great where he interviews him and he says you know what what's your what's the key to your longevity you know and and he talks like an old Yiddish you know Jewish guys as veiled to live our Reiner says all all yes of course the will to live will this is not dovetail to live villians to live Dr William to live CDS it can't be alive all these years and so then they say to him what what did you eat you know what did you eat that allow you to stay alive he sold my diet is very very very very very very very very restricted very restricted they say well you can you eat you know me no no you can't eat meat meat stable for you can you eat chicken no no chicken give yet I had to concede I a dying to give me a gaudy Eisele spring outing ahead what what about this what about that you know about vegetable vegetables give you gas at my age I'm a blues and I'm going to die you know so it's just what's left to eat he says cool mountain spring water cool mountain spring water ten degrees below room temperature ECOWAS's that's it that's it that's it just a little water that's just a little that and a stuffed cabbage cabins that's terrible but I'm not going to just live a little water I can't help myself and and that's what I always envisioned you know like if you grill these guys down you know well yes I only ate this and then do that either but but yes I also had one pint of ice cream every night of my European gene pool so anyhow he's passed in his sleep at that that's the the fitting way to go why why suffer in any way at a hundred and twelve years old and now someone else gets the title because he took it like there was a Japanese guy want to not be his name was it was a hundred and twelve but like a few days beyond but he died in February so then this guy Bob Weighton became the oldest man now someone else is out there I don't know you know there's a list I think once you get past like a hundred and sixty bushel is what you're going to you know have a red yeah yeah that guy got to step up this is the like the eastern cultures live longer the channel that's why I thought like a brick and you know you kidding me yeah Rep food in the house the tale of the tail has come up with yeah but the yeah potatoes bad teeth all right I got a feeling it's going to be nothing that could connect these and it's just going to be you never go get a connection how you live alone do you know what the the oldest verified person how old the old is verified person lives I will say like one twenty three hundred eighteen hundred and twenty two twenty two yeah Jeanne cal meant France live from eighteen seventy five to nineteen ninety seven the L. ord Texan who you know you you laugh about that stuff about slander whatever but you know I remember I talked to Joe live my great grandma she was born in eighteen eighty two she would not fly and she didn't believe it because I was thinking about she was thirty to somebody down instead of flying you know what she was the one that will it was Michael it was a foreign thing and Simona virus yeah he would not give it to you they're going to come down as metal flying all right well like I said this guy was one you know five year right after they invented the air right of his first words were probably I'm not I'm not on this one get a ship while many out there's a piece in the back with the candies are lower than a year coming up right after this WJR traffic first sponsored by marathon no matter where your travels take you 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Mitch Albom
"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

10:40 min | 2 years ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

"Anything that you're concerned with with the corona virus have been able to get a good answer Dr lamp it's been great with that type of thing eight seven seven forty four Mitch marker on the Mitch Albom program go ahead great job image first alright I would like to ask is there any cases the people catch it the second time we've not seen that yet and so the anticipation is that we're going to see some degree of immunity that people have so like other coronaviruses when people get them they tend not to get them back again for at least twelve months and when they do they tend to have some partial degree of immunity so with anticipated that the second time around the illness will be a severe but we've not seen people get back to back illness it yet with this outbreak that's good to know that's really good to know what to some degree at what point do what if that's the case at what point to people who have come back from this which we never see enough numbers I wish they put that on the front page every day like they do the debts recovered and back to work that would be nice number to see your back you know back in only one interesting it's it's certainly an interesting thing and the the way that they're reporting recoveries is difficult to interpret because sometimes they're using this you have to be tested twice negative to be documented as a recovered individual which is super hard to do because testing is so limited right now but I do think that we'll have a a blood test probably within the next few weeks to a month they were gonna be able to check to see have you developed antibodies to tackle it which would show that you have immunity and that you've acquired the disease at some point right and my second part on that was once we have people who are certified recovered can their blood be used in some positive way to treat the virus so there's two different ways that this could be possible they're looking right now it's very early trials or they are talking about taking plasma part of the blood from individuals who have been infected and transmitting it to people that are at high risk for complications to see if there's a benefit there have also been some studies were the views of the call I. D. I. G. so it's pooled aiming about immunoglobulins from individuals and I've tried to use different fusions it didn't work very well with the ball up but they are looking into it to see if it could be a potential intervention here with code yeah good idea eight seven seven forty four minutes James on the Michelle Michelle hi hi how are you I was just wondering if the doctor thought that it would be a good idea and basically reduce the risk of getting infected at grocery stores home depots in places like that maybe I always one way you know it's an interesting idea coming in to make the flow better I think anything that's keeping people away from each other right now is a good idea it's interesting in our hospital we've got all these green dots that we have to follow to to get from point a to point B. to try to keep the flow of traffic moving in one direction eight seven seven four eight four mention any doctor course so much but it works at the harbor I mean how what hospital you know the ones doing the core right she doesn't mean email that the FDA just approved a treatment the hordes are club hope help got the roads are chlorine and plaquenil is that something that there's a well known treatment they're using now yes Sir it's a address core Quinn again this is a trial that's just been started I think the university of Minnesota was the one that that is get got under way a lot of people are using it as a treatment early on in in sections the hard thing is we just don't know if it works or doesn't work and it's a it's also difficult at this point because we don't know which populations would benefit the most from it we suspect that that the drug probably become in some short supply as we move forward but it's something that that currently is being part of the the treatment regimens across the country well we're also hearing though that there are people are grabbing on to the stop and sometimes abusing it when they don't even have it in getting poisoned from it and and also taking it away from what is it that it definitely has proven that it will Lucas I think is the disease of correctly and what's there now there's vows it's interesting outpatient pharmacies are limiting who can get it on an outpatient basis and then I know even like in our hospital we're we're looking at who's prescribing it and and making sure that is being given for appropriate indications eight seven seven forty four minutes back to the phone lines we go run higher on the Mattel program go head hi thanks for taking my call our ubee lights a UV sterilizers any good yeah actually they're quite good and so those those will work in and killing the virus there's like a hot couple hospitals that are out there right now with with some of the shortages with with masks that are using UV light to decontaminate mask after use so they can be used for extended periods of time who who has a UV light look because that's something you you can buy our people might have in their homes otherwise for other purposes you don't see them on Amazon movies little UV pouches that people can drop their cell phone their eyeglasses or car keys into but they they do make them for hospital use on a larger scale so sometimes with with cleaning rooms especially if there's been a patient room where somebody's had a more resistant bacteria you can bring this into the unit and that that you will see light over the whole room to to decontaminate all the surfaces wow I'm surprised that a run on those yet you can't get anywhere there is that basically it yeah eight seven seven forty four minutes hi Roy on the Mattel program go ahead yeah I I did call my doctor today but anyway I'm sixty three years old type one diabetic it doesn't feel like I have the flu but I got a sore throat now for about eight days it feels like it's strep throat but not as bad every couple years I do get like strep throat Nick you know I handle it which is over the counter stuff and then it's gone this one doesn't feel like it's going away so I I called and they said they don't want us installed doesn't matter enough I guess I'm usually if you're having symptoms of of shortness of breath three or you feel like you need to go see care than either contact your doctor or get into the E. R. but the quicker recommendations are that if you if you're doing okay you know if your if your symptoms are just limited to a sore throat you're still able to eat and drink okay the recommendation is to stay put stay in your home right so that the easy come to the hospital they're only gonna turn around and send you back and you know you've done at that point is come out and expose people so those other of the recommendations that we have that if your illness is mild the end just stay put and he should probably stay put until your your symptoms have gone away for at least three days yeah hi thank you for that phone call we have time to squeeze in one more here eight seven seven forty four Mitch Joey on Mattel program go ahead Joe go ahead Joe don't miss your chance so now we lost it we gotta try and throw throw in one more rate we have time is he getting Douglas go ahead you're on the Mattel program high I met I go ahead and I had a question as far as to which is one of which is why the malaria vaccine another vaccine flood FDA has a lot of control even though with the medical community in this country versus other countries and secondly it's something that the only at the first they made people fifty and over they in their house now teacher thought on that point at that if you feel that would've been more effective in the country but you know I'll sing the first part of this as far as regulation I just don't know enough about other countries regulation I mean I know that the government can get away of things sometimes but for the most part I'm pretty grateful that we've got strong regulation to make sure that our medicine is safe and that the things that we give people to help get them better actually does that it's an interesting thing that you bring up in the second file second part your question and and a number of countries have discussed this is you know if this disease mostly affects all people why don't we just told people to stay inside of the rest of us can live our lives the the problem with that is that it's not just H. right so you can have younger people with other medical conditions like diabetes or people who have had rheumatoid arthritis or other you know cancers and so there's just too many people that that have some underlying medical conditions that could make them vulnerable but I don't think we can just put a small segment of the population away and then hope that the rest of us contracted diseases and move forward but it's the same token by the same token doctor wouldn't you say that eventually and why and when I say eventually I mean in a couple of months we're going to have to move to something like that because we're not going to be rid of this by everything that I've read until they you're gonna come up with a vaccine and even with that you know you got to vaccinate a lot of people so this is not going anywhere it's going to ebb and flow but it's going to continue to be around it we're not gonna radic Kate it one hundred percent and so that means it's going to be a dangerous world for the next twelve to eighteen months for anyone who has an underlying condition or anyone who's over sixty let's say it's gonna just be a dangerous world because it's going to be floating around there so how do you how do you eventually you know what's the what's the scenario for actually returning to some kind of normalcy and protecting those people if not to keep them all right I I mean I do think it's some of these discussions of trying to create a certain amount of herd immunity right I mean so we know that this disease is spreading to the community and there is hope that after you know after time when we've got a certain amount of people that have had infections it's not going to spread as quickly as it is right now where everybody is is naive and hasn't seen this scene this infection but I certainly think that there probably will be kind of a phased rollout where after we've got control of the of coated and we see the the infections will come way down that maybe you start slowly doing things like you know letting people eat in restaurants and maybe walking in and out of Starbucks but yet you're still keeping control over large gatherings and events like sporting events unfortunately or concerts so maybe you know it it becomes kind of a phased deal and if we see transmission come up then you may see the some of these events and contracting again where we where we start to close things back down so I think it's going to be phased in I think it's going to be probably more population based as we move forward as to where the hot zones and where people are having problems but I think you're right this is gonna be like what we've dealt with you know lever with west Nile where you have to be careful and you have to think about things and be deliberate to try to reduce your risks the other was a lamp in a month thank you I've done a great job with this preview coming out of this dark I think a lot of the Russell lamp.

Mitch Albom
"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"mitch albom" Discussed on WJR 760

"Motor city it's the Mitch Albom show aired Kevin all the snow this morning about the early so did you enjoy that was a surprise on it because I didn't hear the news last night or anything open the garage door and looking at snow everywhere and then by the time you into the alliance today we will well is dry now yeah all right and I saw another year watching that can brown guy do snowing looking well you know we have a new tenet next door to the Fisher building diagram Boulevard as new building across the way their apartment building down the other side okay I guess there's nobody in it yet they're doing a model apartments whatever orange therapy is opened over there because there's a guy in a big orange suit of the military and I've got a better way than people into the chest of traffic on he is out there freeze go the Longhorns leotards and a little thing the covers of his stomach and his you know growing here but he's he's like a big always industry grand Boulevard it is way more people into the structure like you in the wrong place at the wrong wrong city you are poor guy hasn't actually but it was you want to join in on the conversation the number is eight seven seven forty four minutes eight seven seven forty four Mitch well this room is full of baby boomers on gas and as I look around are I I have a feeling that the baby boomer boomer refers to someone from the baby boomer generation born between nineteen forty six and nineteen sixty five now the new phrase okay boomer became popular on the internet recently as a put down to work older people are older people who seem indifferent toward the concerns of the younger generations especially the millennials so a couple stories for upload around William Shatner whose too old to actually be a baby like what is that so when you called before baby will war baby war now the greatest generation more ancient let's also accept twenty sticking up for the boomers anyway I'm not I'm not on Twitter he he got a fight with.

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