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Interview with Lisa McFadden, PhD
"Welcome back to another edition of moving to live our ethos movement is a lifestyle notches activity. We tried to interview professionals across the movement spectrum because we understand at the end of the day, anybody who is involved in movement either wants their clients patients or athletes to either move more or move better whether it's to move with less pain or to move more efficiently. Some of our best guests come from recommendations from other guests and a big. Thank you to Andy Gillam who recommended today's guest Lisa McFadden they arresting thing with podcasting is i. now have lineage of three people in a row starting with Brian Gary To. To Doctrine McFadden today hopefully two or three more as far as I can trace it's not who you know is who you know who knows somebody. So Dr McFadden thank you for taking time to talk to moving to live this afternoon. Absolutely thank you for having me. My favorite question I always ask on moving deliver the first one I. Always ask is to get an elevator. You get to talking because the elevators really slow because somebody's pressing all the buttons and they say, so what do you do what your thirty second? Not In a negative way elevator spiel my name is Lisa McFadden and I. I'll man and this one's a Turkey one I wear lots of different hats But yeah so. The way I look at what I do is I really put science into practice whether it's with athletes or with patients and Meyer expertise is in bio mechanics. So I like to used by mechanics to help people move better and then I also liked to inspire whether that's inspiring communities around science or whether that's inspiring. Students through mentorship in education. Right. Now, if I'm correct your in South Dakota. Yes that's correct. I work at Stanford Health See Falls South Dakota. And I know we were chatting a little bit before we started recording and both of us grew up in upstate new. York and I have to be honest I never thought I would end up in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania, I never thought I would go to Grad School in Alabama and I would imagine that there's an interesting story going all the way from New York state with multiple stops all the way to South Dakota and I would imagine if you're anybody else like anybody else in the movement field is probably a few more stops along the way before you retire. Well, it's funny. I almost ended up in Pittsburgh. Along my way and I've spent some time in Alabama on a couple of different business trip. So it sounds like we've got a similar. Set of journeys But yes I I grew up in upstate New York in a little town called the sweet go not quite as little as where I heard you up. But? Yes. So I grew up on Lake Ontario My Dad was a doctor in I. Always always wanted to be a doctor specifically pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, and my dad always told me no, you do not He said you really WanNa be an engineer and I said, no, No, no dad engineers are big nerds. And he said you're really good at math and you you have passion for this and I. Really suggest you become an engineer. So I very boldly went to the University of Rochester Pre and applied math saying you're wrong dad. But you know had a had a moment of clarity probably after my first year I did realize and did some self reflection and thought you know the type of. Mother that I wanted to be in the type of you don't grown up that I wanted to be really do not not focus around having call and prioritizing patients, which is absolutely something that you have to do but really being able to have a little bit of flexibility in In my lifestyle and so I finally listen to my father after a long time of not and. decided that I would actually transfer into biomedical engineering where I ended up focusing on bio mechanics as my concentration with minors in mechanical engineering and applied math. throughout my Undergrad I really really enjoyed all of that and so as I started thinking about what was next I started getting really interested in robotics and in two that feel that was emerging back. Then decided that I really wanted to go and get a PhD in that. So I had been at ski resorts I grew up ski racing and I was in Montana with our family on vacation and watched a bunch of ski. Racers who had disabilities whether they were in a sit ski or whether they were missing leg skiing and I was just very inspired I looked at them versus like while they're amazing. They're they're better skiers than I am and then you could see that as soon as they were off the hill where they were excelling the rollout of daily life challenges. So I started getting really interested in prostates wanting to kind of help people that you needed additional help outside of. Being Super, rockstar athletes to help them in their daily lives and so robotics was sort of that pathway for me. My senior design project ended up being a surgical robot and then I ended up getting into Carnegie Mellon at the Robotics Institute which is where I almost went to Grad School and then the University of Utah in my husband and I. Boyfriend at the time looked at each other and said, we should go skiing. So, Kinda took that wildcard robotics institute was number one ended the US at the time but decided to go out to Utah where they had just one anger from the NSF in robotics, and so I was in the bio engineering department and kind of hybrid into mechanical engineering. So I really took courses and had faculty the Committee from both worlds and I was able to do there was. My my PhD was focused on spinal cord injuries and what we were working on with functional electrical stimulation, supporting an array of electrodes and putting them into the peripheral muscles, and then stimulating those and my job was to figure out what the mechanics looked like. So creating models of the limb and then creating control algorithms to figure out how we can control this limbs yet somebody to go from sitting to standing. And to do it in a way that they didn't get tired while they were standing because the way our muscles work. If you contract one all the way, you might get yourself to go into a specific movement but then that muscles eventually wanting to fatigue and you can't can't sustain it. So what does that look like as well?
AI in the US Federal Government Interview with Suzette Kent, US Federal CIO
"Hello and welcome to the today. Podcast I'm your host Kathleen Walsh. I'm your host Ronald Schmoozer. Our guest today is who's that. Who's the federal chief information officer of the United States? Hi thank you so much for joining us on today. Well thank you Kathleen. Nice to join you. Yeah welcome Suzanne and thanks for joining us today. We'd like to start by having you introduce yourself to our listeners. Tell them a little bit about your background. And your current role as Federal Cio Berlin Kathleen Ryan through that Canon. The federal chief information officer and that role. I have the our pleasure of working with all the agencies of the Federal Government Executive Branch. And how we use technology. That's both the policies as well as a looking at how agencies actually perform against those policies and intense. So it's an exciting face because the most important thing is how we use technology to serve mission and I came to the federal government after almost thirty in industry most of that in financial services show when we think about many concepts particularly around. Hey I for use of delivering services to citizens the importance of privacy and transparency and ethics. Many of those things were part of my career in the private sector so happy to join you today really excited about this topic. Because it's one of the things that as I look across. All the technology areas that are part of the role of the Federal Cio. The opportunities here and the come in across the agencies is really important in this area. You know that's really great because you know. Artificial intelligence is a transformative. Technology is transforming industry and society and governments across the board. It's part of what we've been really thrilled to cover as part of our now hundred forty or so episodes of today plus all of our research. So it's really exciting to see that the federal government United States has made a priority. So where do you see federal agencies today in their adoption? That's a great question Ron and I actually think it's across the board and I'll share some examples of what I mean by that but I'm GonNa Start with emphasizing the way you open the question investment in a I both in private sector and in use inside. The federal government is a priority of this administration and there have been multiple statements and commitments about that and most of the examples and things that I'm going to share. Obviously were about what we're doing inside the federal government and what agencies are doing but but your question I see it across the board and what I mean by that is some agencies like Department of Energy and Dod Nath. Nsf COMMERCE HHS. They're more than and they range from. Having formal focus business units and teen data curation expanded infrastructure in a multitude of projects and investments. And their own you know high performance computing capabilities and other agencies like va PSA labor transportation and interior. They may be in a little different place. And maybe in some cases not as mature across that entire spectrum of investments but they have targeted mission project. They've pilot initiatives they're driving maturity of data capabilities their computer capabilities and workforce skills development and of course every single agency has opportunity to use a AI as it's embedded in many of the products that we're getting from our commercial vendor partners so they're bringing in elements of Automation Analytical Advancement. Hey I and some of those mature data use capabilities as we leveraged commercially available product. So that kind of a broad spectrum across all the agencies yeah that's a really good overview and I know that for our listeners who have been following us for quite some time we've interviewed various leaders from government and I think that every agency does have their own adoption and maturity but it's really nice and refreshing to see that everybody is working towards that. I know that the United States also wants to train an AI. Ready Workforce as we continue to bring ai into every aspect of our lives. It's important that we have a workforce that's able to feel comfortable and work with and Bill. So can you share with us what that means to have an AI? Ready Workforce how the US government plans to get a already workforce. And maybe what? Some of the long term projections are for this type of training. This is one of your questions that I was most excited about and so I will do bear with me kind of for a longer answer on this because an angry ready workforce is really a big statement. It's an important commitment as well because the goal extends beyond the technical workforce to our entire workforce the missions face and how we interact with the American people. What makes a difference technology versus? Some of the things that we've seen in history is that this is really driving a paradigm shift and what I mean. By that is many of her legacy technologies. They captured aided they move data. They store it. They present it but largely the State Action John Interpretations for she'll done by people and as we look at a I the human land and people at interpretation. Does it change but the capacity and the capabilities that we have changed significantly. And I'll give you an example of shared in the past one of the things I was very excited about. It was one of my favorite simulations that combine weather data transportation data power grid data labor and Commerce data to answer really complex question or a simple question with a lot of complex factors as. Where's the optimal placement response teams during the hurricane? So you had to look at kind of. Where is the weather impact can be made? And what the impact of water and wind on road power. Where would people be they somewhere? They worked in where they live. And that makes us think differently about all the people who have to be involved in building that capability beyond technicians deep mission expert individuals who understand implications of the mission. And so with that kind of long answer. I'll take it a second step and then talk about actual training. I was recently visiting one of our university chains who are recipients from some federal grant. Ai and they were taking that scenario that I just mentioned to even further step by saying if we know what's going to happen. How can we recover faster? Where will there be treason degree that needs to be removed? And what is the workforce that we need to repair flood damage not only use the capabilities to minimize impact to speed up recovery? When you think about this type of scenario that fundamentally changes are end to end workforce those designing and developing from a technical stage. Those are part of the mission. The subject matter expertise in multiple kind of rings of impact that scenario so to train our workforce to leverage the powerful capabilities. We need not only but commitment from the technical side but mission operations in the business teams who understand and have the insight to help us identify e contract and reconstruct some of those complex interactions and in all of that for the citizens that were serving. We have to invest in the transparency in plain ability. Of how both that data and technology are being used so it is a very different approach to technical operational and service delivery and the way that we are looking at. The training is kind of end. Those different components hands on skill but literacy in. How a an information is used and heard the term Dev ops in development but how we empower our in the workforce through the business processes changes how we design and deliver the capabilities because we have to expand it throughout the entire business process from the genesis of the data to the experience of the end user. So that is somewhat of a long winded answer. That part of the transformational capability when you actually address the entire flow from end to end.
The Third Wave of Robotic Learning with Ken Goldberg
"All right everyone. I am on the line with Ken. Goldberg can is a professor of engineering at UC Berkeley. Ken Welcome to the TWAT podcast. Thank you pleasure to be here. It is great to finally get you on this show. We've been talking about this for a bit. You know I meant to ask you before we started last time you were. You mentioned you. Were working on a book. Maybe we'll get remembering that right. Well I think I'M I. I've been thinking about that for a while but I'm also thinking about an more right now an article. Okay okay. Well we'll We'll get to the article. I think I I came across you and some of your work in the context of decks net. I saw that at a Siemens Innovation Fair last year. I think we exchanged tweets and stuff like that. But you know I would really love for you to introduce yourself to the audience and share a little bit about your background and how you came into working in robotics and okay great. I well first since you mentioned twitter I should mention my twitter handle which is at Ken. Underscore Goldberg. And I've been trained very well. My daughter to post there at least one today so I've got the actually. I found it very interesting channel so so I am posting technical things as well as updates about things that are that are finding out which is the learning about which I find very useful. So my background is that I was. I went to University of Pennsylvania and then went to Carnegie Mellon for I was at USC for four years and then to Berkeley where I've been for now twenty five years for here. I RUN A lab. The we we call it the auto lab for Automation Science and Engineering and we have approximately thirty students doing research in there. And we're doing work. There's there's there's post graduate students and a good number of undergrads and we're also associated with other labs like the Berkeley Research Lab and the rise lab and citrus and other programs at Berkeley our particular labs interested in in in doing research on on robotics basically on algorithm ick approaches to robotics and specifically in last year's been focusing on learning methods for for imitation learning deep learning and reinforcement learning for control of robots in applications from grasping as you mentioned which is a primary want working on for for thirty five years to surgery surgical assistance Hugh assisting human surgeons for for robotics and home robots to especially for seniors and in who are who are who prefer to live at home and the last year is very new and we can talk about later is is agriculture and we have a new approach to poly culture farming that were exploring using deep learning so one thing that I thought was really interesting in looking at your bio is in spite of the fact that you are a highly accomplished robot assists you start your your body starts with Ken. Goldberg is an artist so art clearly must be very important to. You actually saw some sketches behind. You am curious. I'm curious about Ken as an artist. And you know how if all ties into your work. It's not the usual fare of this podcast but then I saw somewhere else. You are filmmaker as well Is that your art? Tell US okay. Well actually I wanted to be an artist when I was a kid and I I basically my mother said listen. You can be an artist after you become an engineer. So She she. She was very wise and I think it was. It was it was a good choice for me because actually love both art. Something that I take very seriously. I think it's often underrated by many people especially Engineers who think of it as as lightweight. It's actually just opposite trying to produce something that's meaningful in the art. World is extremely difficult and demanding. So I've spent a lot of time studying I have made a series of installations and projects. That almost always involve technology in some way. But they're also commenting on the role of technology in society. So probably best known pieces of project is a project called Tele Garden that my students and I set up in the very early very early years of the Internet. So it's nineteen ninety five that we we connected a industrial robot arm to the web interface at the time which was mosaic Browser and we built an interface. That would allow you from your screen from anywhere from your laptop There were no cellphones at the time. But you could. You could log in this thing I think. Yeah it was very fun project. We thought well. It's kind of curious. who would use it if anyone and we got thousands of people coming in and and moving the robot but the part of what was made. An artwork was the context because it was sitting inside a garden. A real physical gardens. We could plant in water seeds remotely and then we got tens of thousands and we estimate that over the time that product was was that robot was available online which is approximately nine years. It was visited over. Hundred thousand people participated in the in the project. That's awesome that's awesome again kind of the technology and are coming together rate. So that was the thing Sam because one of the ideas were said I. I don't think I would have pursued that if I just stuck with my research plans at the time but because this came out and offered a way to reach a at the time when I saw as potentially very broad audience I started putting effort into this then there was a fantastic team of students who worked on it. And then we are thrilled with the the idea that you could take a robot and you could put it into the hands essentially of potentially millions of people and then there were. There was a proof of concept the interface questions there it turned out that there were lots of interesting theoretical questions that came out of that so after that project we did a series of subsequent projects and then had an NSF grant to develop versions of this. We have a patent related to the south. Yeah it really grew into a whole new direction of research that that really started with our awesome awesome into tell us a little bit about your research interests nowadays more broadly. So we're still doing art and I can come back to that. There's a new contract. But the the the lab right now is been been very very focused on robot learning and especially as as I know your. Your listeners are very aware there's been huge revolution in the past decade. And so we've been. We're interested in this before the the advanced in deep learning started but now it really has become a huge focus for us so in particular. We have this been working robot grasping for many years and then went deep. Learning came out. We saw an opportunity to apply it. I can tell you that story if you if you like how we do it. Maybe start from the perspective of the grounding on the challenges associated with grasping like we see these pictures of whether they're rohbock robot hands or more industrial types of robots or prostheses. And you know a can grasp like we've seen we've all seen pictures of that but maybe it's harder than it looks or you know maybe the opportunities that have not figured out. Oh good okay so I can. I can answer that partly. I've realized only last few years that part of the reason I believe I went into this field was at myself as a kid was was incredibly clumsy. I still I still am. Anyone would throw me a ball I would drop it and so You know the last kid getting picked for any sports Games or anything like that and it was just Ed. I think that may unconsciously made me interested in in trying to figure this thing out like how. How do you grasp things and many years? Later when I was in Undergraduate I joined a laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania and they were studying various aspects of tactile sensing and I built a very simple hand with another student and we started really exploring this question. Of How do you grasp things? And it is fundamentally difficult for robots like to say that robots remain incredibly clumsy today. They're much better than they were but industrial arms. If you give them novel objects there will drop them with a fairly high frequency and this is a problem because we really want is want You WANNA be able to pick up anything that's put in front of you and the application the big application that's growing enormous right now is e commerce so you wanna be able to take objects every orders different so you wanna take things from bins and pack them. Lift them out of the band. Grasp and put them into boxes or bags for shipment and that turns out to be a bottleneck right now for robotics
Fooling Computer Vision
"By now I have to assume. Most listeners are aware of deep fakes. Not just because we've covered deep fakes on this show before but if you show an interest for anything anything related to data and or skepticism you must know about the advances in technology that have been pretty impressive in creating videos that were not actual captures. There's a reality. Most people's first introduction to this idea was the video with comedian Jordan peele effectively puppeteer in the then president Barack Obama talking about out the dangers of deep fake technology. Maybe for some of you your first introduction was a bit more. NSF W and with the advent of any technology like doc deep fakes which just to be totally clear as the ability to kind of mask a different face onto a body. That doesn't belong to that face. Or just otherwise edit the content of identity a photo will these technologies are very much coming of age. Interestingly you never hear too much about the let's say positive or anonymity angle of this. You know someone who wants to release something to the world but not have their face identified could look like a real person person but obscure it in some way or let's go directly to the princess lay appearance in the recent star wars films deep fakes or not all bad even though they can like anything certainly be used maliciously so with any malicious tool the first questions. Really well can. We detect usage of that tool. Is there a categorical way. We can identify video. US fake or not fake and like all good questions. The answer is maybe I read good deal research on ways of detecting this one of the ways is it was sort of interesting to me. Initially was a researcher that in the case of very high fidelity cameras was able to detect blood pressure in the images by really amplifying amplifying certain parts of the signal you could notice subtle changes related to I guess the temperature of the human body. You're just things were we radiate as beings and and the deep fake systems you know these things developed based on generative adversarial networks things that have a discriminator in generator that our adversary competing competing to see who can make the best forgeries and who can spot the forgeries will these systems. They sometimes take a bit of a shortcut. They don't notice things like the subtle presence of blood pressure or as we covered on the show last year. That something interesting like the blinking of a face was not something Ganz out of box did and that on the surface surface that seems like a great detection technology as my guest in that episode will remind. You only took a little bit of time until the forgers were able to incorporate that into their systems and start producing deep fakes. which in fact did blink ultimately the detection of deep fake seems to be sort of maybe a bit of an asymptotically failed strategy? Gee if I went outside right now and I don't know set fire to my neighbor's house. If you filmed me doing that you would have a video of me setting fire into my neighbor's house which I'm sure why me jail Wednesday. That video was just a collection of bits of information in computers are getting quite good at generating very specialized sequences of bits of information. Seeing is no longer believing at least when you're seeing is delivered on Youtube or an MP before file or the equivalent and that's why video and images have always been a little bit curious to me. There is such a wide potential space of possible images in videos. That could be shown. We're going to talk a lot this season about gant's and fooling images and all these sorts of topics especially as they relate to our general theme. You of model interpret ability but I thought the best way to kick this off might be to talk about what fighting chances we have. If I'm right in fighting faces an asymptotically Alex's losing battle well we might not yet be at the point of inflection. So while they're still chance in the spirit of Sarah Connor maybe we can fight back a little bit against. It's the machines. Welcome to Davis skeptic interpret ability podcast asked about machine learning fooling images and the right to be ignored at least by an algorithm my guest today is vp Van rance today in our main segment sygmunt. We discussed the ways in which US mere mortals the non algorithms might develop techniques which we can subvert or fool image recognition systems. He's not just in an academic paper but actually in the real world
"nsf" Discussed on KNSS
"NSF music three o'clock I'm Steve right now what your job with fog and mist and forty four degrees Wichita police are called to assist the fire department in the thirty six hundred block of west thirteenth street at about eleven twenty Friday evening to the report of a child not breathing upon arrival offices located a nine month old female with critical injuries the girl was taken to an area hospital for medical treatment remains hospitalized in very critical condition investigation has revealed that the girl received critical injuries while in the care of raider which led to his arrest an additional six year old boy in a two year old boy were also at the home both an injured and taken into police protective custody police captain Brandt Allred says police discovered America wanna grow operation in the apartment twenty five year old Brighton writer was arrested for child abuse child endangerment possession of marijuana with intent to sell cultivation and possession of paraphernalia one hundred seventy six people were on board the Ukrainian airliners in Iran says it shot down last week no one survived of the victims fifty seven we're from Canada that countries now sending representatives to around eight more visas have been issued to Canada as the nation takes part in the post crash investigation dozens of Canadians died on board the Ukrainian air flight that was now according to our Ron inadvertently shot down because of human error Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau says he got a commitment from Iranian president Hassan Rouhani to cooperate with the Canadian investigating team the additional personnel will leave today putting Canada's full team which includes members of the country's transportation safety board in place by Tuesday colonel Scott fox news a.
"nsf" Discussed on KNSS
"K. NSF news at ten o'clock I'm Steve Macintosh currently partly cloudy and thirty five degrees house speaker Nancy Pelosi is not setting any time frame for naming impeachment managers or for sending the Senate the actual articles of impeachment the house voting mostly along party lines against president trump on two articles of impeachment article one abuse of power passing two hundred thirty to one ninety seven an article to obstruction of Congress passing two hundred twenty nine to one ninety eight but house speaker Nancy Pelosi signaling she will delaying sending those articles to the Senate make a decision as to where we're going to send it when we see what they're doing on the Senate side meanwhile Senate Republicans like Mike Lee are accusing plus you're playing politics telling fox news Shannon bream this is nuts they're just impeach the president the United States now it's our turn to have a trial the Senate can not begin a trial until the house stands over the articles of impeachment in Washington Sean mantle fox news says the vote unfolded on Capitol Hill Wednesday night president trump spoke to supporters at a campaign rally president trump managed to find a silver lining after getting impeached for abuse of power and obstructing Congress doesn't really feel like we're being impeached the country is doing better than ever before we did nothing wrong the president at a rally in Michigan telling supporters Democrats set a dangerous precedent is a sacred position anybody the becomes president I mean they could have a phone call and they get impeach the president banking Republicans for staying United in opposition and the few Democrats who crossed party lines Steve Rappaport fox news the surgery county commission has approved funding and EMS station in Clearwater next year the costs will be three hundred seventy six thousand dollars and the county will use clear waters existing ambulance and he amassed facility the post will be staff twelve hours of the day seven days per week while chairman David tennis was in favor of the motion he told Clearwater mayor Burke Siri this won't be clear with you mera honesty I want to support you but if if it Hannah hinders or if the damages my EMS then I'm gonna have a problem saying that they're going to always be down there in in Clearwater this was the commission's last meeting of the year Roddy price Kay and assess do switch it awfully spent Wednesday morning warning drivers about the dangers of leaving vehicles running well and attended two hundred twenty four vehicles were observed running on attended by.
"nsf" Discussed on KNSS
"Thirteen thirty K. NSF use steam back in time one fourteen year old boy is dead another is in custody after shooting in a town home in suburban Kansas city the shooting happened around two fifteen AM Thursday in or later the victim is exam of your men does of a later suspect arrested hours after the shooting his name not released police say the suspect in Xavier knew each other court filings show I can't just government watchdog is examining the testimony of four purported campaign workers who testified against Sedgwick county commissioner Michael o'donnell at his federal trial jurors acquitted o'donnell in March on twenty one counts of wire fraud the judge later dismissed five remaining counts at the request of the government that had appeared to handle Donald's legal woes but docket notices filed this week in the federal case indicate the general counsel of the campus governmental ethics commission as purchase transcripts of trial testimony of four of his friends the commission's general counsel said that he can't confirm or deny any investigation or Donald says he's not worried about it because he didn't commit a crime and was acquitted he says they've moved on Dan o'neill K. an SS news too big fitness clubs are facing boycott threats after news spread that owner Stephen Ross would host a fundraiser for president trump boxes Kristen Fisher with more there have been mass calls to boycott two major fitness brands in which Ross hold stakes SoulCycle an equal knocks that's it tweeted Michael Moore just canceled my soul cycle membership economics and SoulCycle are trying to distance themselves from Ross by saying they have nothing to do with the event and do not support it but the calls to boycott continue so far Ross is not canceling it is defending himself by saying I have known Donald Trump for forty years and while we agree on some issues we strongly disagree on many others and I have never been bashful about expressing my opinions like the president Ross is a billionaire real estate developer P. also owns.
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"This sort of strong Makassar is sponsored by Magellan TV dot com. Check out this new streaming service with your exclusive to month free trial by clicking over to Magellan, TV dot com slash astronomy cast now, this isn't a normal part of the ad, but I have to say the landing paid. They made for strong me. Cast is amazing. Once you get to Magellan, TV dot com slash astronomy cast, you can dive into a collection of documentary movies series and exclusive playlists designed by documentary filmmakers, this growing platform is adding new content weekly, and is already home to a who's who of the best productions from the overview of fact to the NSF funded seeing the beginning of time. There is an amazing selection of space astronomy related content watching four K from Roucou or on your computer or stream on. Any I o s or Android device? I lost track of a bunch of hours on Saturday afternoon diving through history, and you can explore the solar system traveled to distant stars and experienced the universe. Like never before. Once again, you can check out. This new streaming service with your exclusive to month free trial by clicking over to Magellan, TV dot com slash astronomy cast. Hi, everyone producer Susie here. We apologize for the lower quality audio this week, Pamela, experienced power outage that affected the saved audio files. So this show is being created from the audio from our YouTube street. Trying to cast episode five twenty five one hundred years international astronomically. Caster weekly facts based journey the cosmos help you understand not only what we know how we know what we know I presume came publisher of university with me as always Dr Pamela, gays senior scientists for the planetary scientists end the director Cozma quest penalty doing I'm doing. Well. How are you? I am doing. Well, also, did you survive all the excitement yesterday? It was a great day for people who are not don't know. We're talking about literally everything happened yesterday. Rockets. Relaunched lunar orbits were arrived at. Asteroid was hit tank weapon, which was great. What a great use for anti tank weaponry. Take more of that plea. Yeah. Exactly. So. Solar system more of that coming. So you just stay in line. So yeah, no. It was a great day. And and now other stuff too. I just saw that the put down a date for the Knicks falcon heavy launched. It's going to be soon like within the week. So it's gonna be it's gonna be a crazy week. Actually. I'm utterly overwhelmed. Right now, people may have noticed haven't got simply newsletter out yet because I just have so busy. But it's it's it's almost ready. It'll go another like couple of hours. I was at my keyboard for sixteen hours yesterday as annuals that I took turns live streaming all of the events line on twins Catholic. Absolutely amazing, and I I have to brag a little bit. So I love so much working once again, a like rock solid. We do science organization. I I haven't done that since I worked at Harvard. I've been at places that focused and communications education and undergraduate education, and I'm back. And so there was a quiet little does anyone know how to do this thing and stuff at the command line to fix the formatting of a whole bunch of files. And I was like, yeah. You just need to write software to footy foodie FU and the person who was working on high a booster, and they needed to convert a whole bunch of files was like help. And so last night in real time while everything was happening. I got to help by just reading a stupid little snippet of of code, but people at high. Yeah, that's amazing. Yeah. Yeah. To make a science people. I got to make us lions. So so you saying like, thanks to the planetary sciences toot for giving you a home that you get to do science on on an occasional basis. Yeah. That's amazing. And more to the point. I get to science with a whole bunch of other people instead of being like the person over here making science while everyone else is doing other things it was it's awesome. Here we go even though they might be scattered around our planet. Astronomers have a way to come together to work the issues that face their entire field of study, it's called the international astronomical union. And they're the ones who work out the new names for stars. And sometimes depleted beloved Kuyper built objects. Oh, man, people have that love hate blade ship with the I eight you which is the international stra nominal union.
"nsf" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"So to have somebody asks you sprang it onto my arms was full change. Was it hot where did you really need the artificial? So I was hot. But they wanted like you've been running for five mile, right, right? And how much running did you actually do? You know few takes worth of not that much. Much to my delight. I'm no five mile or how about that. Carnegie Mellon shirt. Yes. Someone just said put this on. And you said, okay. That's my tire approach to actress. Do this do that. Where this say this the racist? Okay. When do I get paid? No like in scandal. I'm often wearing a Dartmouth t-shirt shonda rhimes alma mater. I can't remember who who went to Carnegie Mellon. There's always fun to anytime you work on the west wing and not being a suit, so definitely joined the running scenes shorts too. I mean that was brave. Speaking of right to look like that kind of a camera up just kidding. That was it was exciting. No. So it's nice to see some skin on the west wing. So Leo is not invited to Camp, David. No. And there's been plenty of times when Leo's had to miss something monumental, you'd think maybe will wouldn't have been on the list. That's one thing where I'm like sometimes with some of these scenes homeland. I I e L no he works for the vice president, and he hates Palestinian. What is he maybe you keep him out of the room? How does he get to be there as one of the game? I mean. Well, all right. He gets to go to Camp, David. All right. Vice president isn't there, but the vice president's guys there. Well, maybe he's off camera. Maybe maybe they're in a bunk together somewhere. But yes, so Leo is specifically asked not to come which really the consequences of Leo's. Unspoken threat really are already echoing Leo has a line. He doesn't like chaos put me in mind to once again recommend the Netflix show Foutah. Yes correctly, which is the Arabic word for chaos, and which is an this really made TV series about these undercover. I think it's the Mr. Levin is the name of the unit that Arabic speaking Isreaeli. Is that go undercover and the Palestinian territories in operate undercover? And it is a very very good series. You can decide for yourself, whether it's balanced or not. I mean in the end it is. Israeli made DV show. But so I think you could fairly argue that it shows in Israel perspective. But I think it certainly at least attempts to give a balanced view or some balancers some more than a single narrative, and you certainly get a sense of some of the less savory and brutal aspects of the occupation in the TV series. It's also just a good television series. Yeah. I would not recommend that people watch it if they're looking for something relaxing to watch. It's true. So nerve racking. Yes. The whole time it's an incredibly tense show. It's very unifying is what my parents would say unifying unifying. I went asked my dad the story because I would I thought I was going to use them another episode. Oh, here we go. Okay. This is my dad I asked my dad, the origin of unifying we were telling our friend Judy Rosen about your role in in the line of fire old Clint Eastwood movie in urging him to see the movie he asked if it was suspenseful when we said, yes, it tells us that it could not go to see it. He said that they cannot take any movie or TV show that is to suspenseful it affects his pulse and whatnot. And since then we've referred to that condition is being unifies. Oh. I mean, that's I have a similar thing with horror movies. I like a good action suspense movie. Although, but but that and that's about as far as I can take it that gets me right up to the red line horror movies are passed the red line. And I cannot watch them the only way that I can ever watch a horror movie is if I I go online read, and this is in complete contradistinction from how I approach every other viewing experience. I try to go in knowing nothing at all. I try not to watch any trailers read any reviews, I wanna go into a movie theater and have the first scene of the film. Be the first time ever seeing these images, you know, but with harm movies..
"nsf" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"The US constituency fraud is accepted the invitation to Camp David he pulled a them on them. But they also have to feel like Americans don't want to be bullied into it. They still want him there. They just don't like the way that they've done it. And they don't want the political calculus to be. An act of terror brought them to the table, right? And I think they want to show some goodwill among all of the players to everyone to the world at large into the people who are going to be actually directly negotiating so they figure out this way that they think that they can make this work, which is that they don't blame for. They really think you know, they really are pinning this on the sun. They want the PLO to be the ones who bring them the sun as they do that that can be adjusted to the American people that like look, this is the guy who's actually responsible and see this move. This is like a move of an ally. There helping us bring this person to Justice, which we said, we would do but fraud has to deal with his own internal constituency, and it says like he can't do that. Anyway, I love the then the solution finally that they come up with is that fraud is going to get him. But he's not gonna take credit and they're going to deliver him to the FBI. So the US can say, hey, we got this guy. But then they can kind of privately tell Israel. Yes. They actually did help us do this. So Israel will come. To the summit with them. It's multi-layered it's complex, and it makes a lot of sense. Yeah. It's a good plan. And it doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a slow jam. And did that they ended up playing. And I really like it. I like the way it plays that over those phone calls. The phone calls are well done. Yeah. The leaders. Okay. So then then it's a game on the peace. Talks are going to happen. This part. I found really weird. It feels like as I said NSF Thurman, and the Burnham would are two halves of a two part story. But the middle point is not actually in the middle of the two episodes like then they go to Camp David, and it suddenly feels like a new episode started. It was like the beginning of the next that right? I agree completely. I've thought the same thing as I want. It's so strange back in my memory. I thought that was the Burnham would I didn't think this is have this episode end. Yeah. I was wondering if maybe it was because there was so much material at Camp David that they just had to squeeze some of it into the end of this first episode seems possible the change of. -cation is dramatic. I mean, that's just like, oh now we're in a whole there's a whole new set piece in a whole new thing on location, which. Yeah, you normally would get at the beginning of an episode really at the beginning of a season. But I guess the point is like we're going to end this episode with everyone. They're all the players at Camp, David, right? But it did feel strange especially with this thing of getting on the helicopter. And then we see the way we're introduced to Camp David is by will running through the woods. And there's something about the direction of it. And just really the scripting of that moment that feels like the beginning of an episode. I grant the part that I was kind of surprised about is that with all the security, you know, the president's coming and with all the security there at Camp, David how was will allowed to bring those guns. Somebody tweeted a picture to me today. And I it did it did spur. I remember that. I wanted to feature my my arms, I think I rolled up my sleeves during rehearsal Alice's like don't do that. Do that. And very unlike me, I just did it anyway. Maybe he didn't realize maybe I'd already done to take before you realized at that point. It's like get right fine. That's great. I remember that. I remember ironically having to have fake sweat put under my arms because the sweating had never mold nothing. My body works. Sweating used to be the bane of my existence as an actor. I'm very sweaty guy. And you don't wanna be like the guys I was sweating under his arms..
"nsf" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"The Lincoln will be in position in the few hours. And then you are going to have to give the go-ahead for the bombings. And the first time I was watching that. I was like wait he's making it seem like that's just you're going to do. And I'm telling and then the president says or what and really gave voice to something that I hadn't even quite. I was still processing it. And I was like, oh, yeah. He's calling Leo on this being a threat, and what isn't the Leo's actually threatening? And I think it's you know, there's all kinds of things that he's potentially threatening. But certainly one of them is that you know, you, and I will be over we're done. Yeah. Yeah. I got that sense to this one cents. Maybe just politically you're going to have to do it. Like, you're not realizing that you're going to be in a situation where it's the only choice, but I also got the sense to that. There's another layer there. Like, I'm done with you, Mr. man. Yeah. I will walk away and the president basically saying, no, okay. Because of the scene I had to go back to season one episode nineteen Bartlett b. I don't know if you remember this. But when we were covering that episode way back in the salad days of two thousand sixteen. There was a quote from an article that I had that I had read where Martin sheen talked about this scene heard it all before you drive me political safe ground. It's not true. It's not true. Good. Your drive me there. How did you say? And you know, what to do? We're stuck in neutral because that's where you tell me to stay. You're wrong. No. I'm not, sir. You want to do this. Now, you came to my house precedent house. Leo, and you said Jad, let's run for president. And I said why and you said so that you can open your mouth and say what you think that part goat. Tell me. Mr President we discussed the scene how Martin sheen said that the way they had first started performing the scene. They kind of turn the temperature up very quickly. Yeah. He described it as they were overplaying the scene and the director, Laura Innis came in and said take all of that away and just talk, and that's what they ended up using the episode. You know, this much more subdued version of it where they never get to the point where they're screaming at each other. And so seeing that ugly take that you were talking about Leo really losing his temper and screaming at the top of his lungs. I thought it was an indication of how far things have gotten between these two characters you know, that in another time when they this is I think is close to sort of existential divide between the two of them. Since lead partly Bartlett. But they're they resolved it and they never got to the spit flying rage. Well, one of the interesting things, it's almost I can't decide whether it's a strength or a weakness of the episode is that the same beat is being played out over and over again already from the previous episode. We're having the same essential argument made in only slightly different interrelations over and over again in a certain point. It's like watching two people beat their heads against the wall. Yeah. One cents. I think it feels a little repetitive during this episode. But it also sort of we're used to somebody giving we're using to somebody making that argument, that's just somehow more salient and substantive and swaying the other person, and there's a little give and these guys have just been going at it now for a long time. Yeah. Maybe it is an apt dramatization of people talking about Israel Palestine, you know, the the does sometimes feel like people are just. Talking themselves in circles, and it's intractable, right? And in a way. It's great that John avoided any kind of sense of there being an easy answer, and sort of chose to dramatize things sort of as they are. Yeah. It's sort of very very little progress being made and two sides reiterating again and again intractable positions. Yeah. I mean that being said there is some movement that happens in this episode. And I really like it a love how hard one it is and kind of how miniscule and how painfully it has to be extracted, which is this game of diplomatic chess that Kate and the president are trying to play between Israel and chairman fried, and you know, in.
"nsf" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"I don't object to saying anything as a character. And even the things that you seem willing to say as a person are really astonishing. That's true. I do hair. What I says a person more than what I say is a character. Does nothing wrong with playing a racist character there are racists. But I do remember there actually a couple doozy's in this episode. It's now all Palestinians a terrorist fit enough. Oh my gosh. Which is just first of all not clever and racist and a resounding. Yes. So there it is. We'll all Palestinians are terrorists. Like, what is he doing there? How do they let him stay in the room? Exactly continue. You to interact with this guy. Really? How does he even get to still have a position at in the administration in administration? I mean in the current administration he'd be right at home writings on ticket. Yeah. I remember at the time. I hated that line. I didn't object to saying. I didn't say that anyone like, oh, I don't think we'll say this is just like. Oh, okay. That's well as people don't like because people don't like because I work for bingo, Bah. Give me a break. I might have said his dad was supreme allied commander of NATO forces. And wouldn't you think that with that upbringing and that history and that connection to multilateral conflict that he would have developed some sense of? I don't know just I would never think that he would write off an entire people as terrorists. I mean, it just seems intrinsically on will. I agree. I now I watch as a fan and critic, and it doesn't really work for me. I mean, we've ramped up to it a little bit because there's some zealotry we've seen on his side. And there's some blindness in terms of his ability to see anything other than the one hundred percent Isreaeli narrative, so kind of the, but I did bump on watching it. I remember at the time filming I'm like, I guess I'm this guy. But watching it as if you're now the level of disappointment, and sort of difficulty reconciling. What we've come to know his will. And I also know what's coming after kind of goes back to being I think the kind of guy you wouldn't imagine would ever say something like this even go an extra layer. Which is were he this closet racist? I don't think he'd say it out loud. Right. He'd he'd know how to read the room, even if you accept that. That's really this guy. I'm like, well, he's hidden at this long. And I think he'd have a level enough head not to say that in that room, and those circumstances even if he felt it so it's a an a lot of levels. It's it's pretty disappointing. And also there earlier one where will peeks his head into the room, the president knows right? You guys are telling that there is no viable alternative. He's going to have to bomb Palestinian, and it's not he's going to have to pick a military target. He says there's no viable alternative right to bombing Palestinians. Even just the way he chooses to phrase. It sounds like he's just saying civilians, right? He's just like some people. It is what it is. And then a few scenes ADA, you realize well, he considers them all. Terrorists. What he's really saying. The first scene is he's going to have to bomb some terrorists..
"nsf" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"When the ripping from headlines gets a little too on the nose for me. This is one where I was like, well, gee, tell me what you really think. Not of course that I disagree. So you found it too on the nose, even it didn't even occur to me as I watched it. Because you make a good point. Yeah. You've ruined it for me. I had a question how will these characters in the situation room come to a consensus on bombing Iran, if they can't even come to a consensus on how to pronounce Iran. I didn't notice that either Syria and Iran are the prime bombing Syria and Iran, we have any evidence linking Iran tuna song. If we take this opportunity to strike, Iranian terrorist camps, believe me well, Iran Camp, David for one of the scenes in this episode. That's true. You really did. You ran really five miles. According to what will says. And five takes a fifty yards age. Why have questions about that scene? But we'll get to it. I love the scene between Colin airs and Josh in the hospital in Germany. Bellefonds, and you guys really the model out of work things out of Josh gives us a nice sarcastic, snarky take on finding out colonists from Northern Ireland and calls. We are actually I know your face just great. There's a subsequent scene where Collins trying to get at the nature of the relationship between Josh and Donna. Yeah. Clearly, he senses that there is something romantic there that perhaps not consummated, but there's something between them, and he starts to tell a story about when he was younger and the stray gets interrupted. I mean, never hear the end of it. Right. I love that. Yeah. Just like that. Yeah. It was started kind of teach Mike curiosity, and it was just a it's a real moment than we. We went on with. There was never any payoff to that. There was never ever any returned to that. It's just kind of good writing. Yeah. We don't find out what the end of the story is. But we did get the most important sentence from him out of that story. He says girl. When I was seventeen. She was mad about worship me really letter. Off university N double and she was going to stay in Belfast working dodge shelf. She wrote me every single day cold weekends. And always there. Took her for granted. The most important sentence. I think is and I took it for granted. You know? I love that Colin who's there as a paramour for Donna, you think is his resigning at that point. He's he's like gopher mon-, dude. I should have never even been here. I think is what he's trying to say to Josh. Yes. We'll maybe it's all over when the doctor comes out. She has she could see you for them before we put her under me. No, MR Lyman. Well, we do know it is all over. I mean, our jumping way ahead, but after Donna wakes up from her surgery. Josh, let's her know that Colin has taken on his mom for some schnitzel. And we know now that call never returns from that schnitzel who've that's in bad shape. That's what I was thinking Mandeville. I made last night really just to show how evergreen the show. It's always relevant. Yeah. I was thinking that there must be lots of schnitzel in Mandeville somebody who had to write a scene that takes place in Mandeville. Maybe get John Robin Bates to do it. And then we will never share it. Well in the great spirit of Mandeville, exactly. Josh somehow has missed the entire sense of not just nuance. But really just the basic facts of Northern Ireland, and what has happened there when he makes that comment. Yeah. It was a dense. Yeah. Think to have said, but again, I like it because I think Colin just throws him off of his game. And he's not at his best. Well, he's much much better looking than Josh. But there are other moments in this episode from other characters where they really have. No excuse for some of the garbage that they are spouting. Perhaps will. Oh my gosh. Yeah. Will turns out to be a straight up racist. Yes. I wasn't surprised by it. Because I remember I wanna make sure I articulate correctly..
"nsf" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"It feels like he has fighting a lonely battle. Ironically for peace. But he says at the end of this section and blessed are the peacemakers. For they shall be called. The children. Yes. I looked that up and it's Matthew five seven, and which then made me know my wrong. I believe it's Matthew five nine well, he may look taller from where you are. Actually, speaking of the chapter and verse of these lines. Sure, I was surprised though it made for good TV here that the president took some liberties with the gospel, which I hear, you know, Christians don't like to do. That's why it's called the gospel. What what what liberties? Well, here's how Matthew six through ten goes. We don't hear that. First line blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled which I think is make sense to leave that part out as that seems to really be putting an argument on the side of people who want to start a war, so leave that out fine. Then in seven blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy, and then eight is skipped blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God. We don't hear that. One nine is blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the children of God. And then ten is blessed to those who are persecuted because of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. So things get shuffled. They're put in different order things. Get skimmer seventeen you really won't believe. I'm just saying it makes her a great ending to the cold open. But I could imagine some biblical scholars might note some liberties were taken. Yeah. Fair enough might lodge some complaints. And then we go to our main titles and the main titles, look sharp, mayor McCormick. As noted are they longer than they used to be. I don't think so because the song is still the same. How many do all that the song remains the same? So who's losing time? I got to take out a stop watch and see whether I got ripped off. Yeah. That's a good question. I don't know. Yeah. They're just adding more and more people in there. Yeah. Yeah. It'd It'd be be funny. funny. If it just the music ended and then like the west three people just in silence. This sucks you joined lay. This episode is called NSF Thurmond. And I just wanted to point out that that is just another name for camp. David, right. It's the real name. I guess camp. David is the sober K an NSF stands for naval support facility, Thurmond, right? It's commonly known as Camp, David. Okay. Fair enough. It's been around since FDR. It was Eisenhower who named it camp. David after his grandson, David Eisenhower, cool. They used to be called Shangrila. Also, cool. Another thing about this episode is that that I wanted to mention upfront now it's too late for me to do that. But I'll mention now John wells won the Humanitas prize for this episode. The Humanitas prize honors film and television writers whose work inspires, compassion, hope and understanding in the human family. That's fantastic. I was nominated for a monkey list price. But I lost to Willie Garson. Well. Yeah. Yeah. And punchy here in season. Okay. It's been a long podcast. It's been a lot of years after the titles. We come back. And we're in the sit room, George W Bush a ya. Do we have any evidence linking Iran to Masan? If we take this opportunity to strike Iranian terrorist camps. Believe me, sir. We'll find a way to link the attacks on our people back to them later, we use the attack on our congressional delegation as a pretext to attack another country. We don't know to be responsible, sir. I'm not suggesting that but it's clear suggesting George intelligence to not using Admiral fits Wallis's, death and the death of our congressman as a pretext to attack another country. We don't happen to like, I'm not going to send Colin Powell at to convince the American people that their weapons of mass destruction. Yeah. Very good point. I just wrote down. I should've thought of Bush. I just wrote down wag the dog like better they super wag the dog. He pitch from the FBI director. Yeah. And just naked Lisa. Yes. Yeah. Don't worry. We'll read common. There are times..
"nsf" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"To Zach for talking me into actually doing it. It was something I'd wanted to do. And then we got close to it. And I just was like I'm not going to do it because nobody's really going to care. And then Zach was like this would be a great thing to do on his okay fine. I'll do it. Aren't you? Delighted do you feel the love wasn't worth. It was worth it. I'm glad that he encouraged me to do it. Because. So what's different about the previously on previously on the west wing going on a code L to the Middle East Wallace president hand holding? You're gonna see what's going on intended. It is not our normal tense, but somewhat sedate previously on music that happens, which is a mix of snare, drums and pianos previously on the west wing you going on a code L to the Middle East fits Wallace, Andy no presidential handles, and you can see what's going on. I'm like, I said it's in some ways it's become this kind of wallpaper for those moments as you get caught back up. But in this episode and this happened, I think in the season five premiers. Well, it seems like Snuffy Walden wrote something new just for this where the energy and the dramas kicked up like in the season five premiere if you remember the music was more hectic and then suddenly cuts out and John Goodman, says Mr President. Here's no moment where things cut out, you know, normal. Right. So this one already felt like okay seasons. Six things are different even still from season five the previously on footage itself. Made me feel like I was watching different show. And I mean, even though I've just watched the previous season seeing it all together in the way. It was cut together felt wake more actiony. Yeah. Right. Well, we start in. And we see navy officers with the casket for Admiral fits Wallace. And our first seen is the president the first lady Leo and Kate in the car heading to the church, and I thought this is a new dynamic. This is a new set of counselors. I mean, Kate she's a new character. But there she is in the opening credits. So that's a big deal, of course. And she's got the president's ear ever since. She went home with him and lived with him for six months. They've become very close. People are going to have to be reminded what you're talking about. No, no. They're not. That's a callback to a silly thing. He said before off of my DEA that that that whole thing where she wouldn't use that come at me walk with me and the car here's my house. Come in live with somebody sent me a funny YouTube video that has basically plays off of the oh, that's what it is. It's a Mike Burghley Terry gross video that is incredibly funny, and sort of has that a never ending sense to. It's a great iterating of the idea. I was trying to get willing to speaking of never ending as me. This bit of referring to the west wing week. Altogether or just that last bit. I went just two last bit fair enough. But so Kate clearly has found her way into the president's favor, and Mary McCormack has found her way into the inner circle of the credits terrain and abbey's there too, which I thought I like that, you know, this builds on what we'd already established in the previous season Abbas now she's changed fundamentally her role within the administration, which is to say she actively has one. So as they're discussing international matters. She's going away. And that's right. My guess is their way of keeping your off the street vaccinating junkies can have that. I guess now, by the way Kate says. Next raise the icebox in the council on foreign relations. And I just wanted to give shout out to the council of foreign relations from who's icebox. I believe I have eaten I've been there really is a good spread. I was there for a wedding. So I probably wasn't their native foods. But it was very lovely. The cold open ends, quite deftly. It sets up the president's attitude for the rest of the episode and everyone else that he goes up against as I mentioned in the synopsis..
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"Just kept saying over it ever w we pay it took me a while to even figure out what was going on because I had been in a deep sleep. And I was like, oh, you're paying we've played money. But he was so insistent you'd never even really quite acknowledged the midnight. You know, the the middle of the morning phone, call by started think, maybe I don't really know that well, and he's going to kill me over this. It's not like the entire episode was shot on location, really the first three quarters of this episode is filmed onset, where still in the White House for the majority of the episode this episode and the next episode really kind of serve as a two parter. I think you could argue that the last episode service two parter while the episode before this and the episode before that really also to party. So maybe we're looking at a four parter separated by a couple months off, you might even call this just like continuing series. In some ways the show, the is like that is well, let's go to the beginning of this episode, actually, even before the beginning of the episode the previously on music here was noticeably more dramatic. It was not our usual previously on the west wing theme that we've all come to know and love and be so familiar with it. Sometimes it's sort of sinks into the background. I don't think I even noticed that. Can I just jump off that for quick second and give you huge hat tip before the mash up parks and rec west main weekly theme that you created it's getting lauded all over the internet and add my kudos that was very very well. Thank you very much kudos.
"nsf" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"Deliver leader responsible for the bombings into US custody. Meanwhile, Josh hovers worriedly by Donna's bed in German military hospital as doctors try to stabilize donnas deteriorating. Mission. No one knows whether or not she will suffer brain damage, if she survives nor have how we'll tell. Just kidding. You can tell I didn't write that. Because it didn't say president Bartlett. Well, Josh were back in two thousand six and this episode was shot on location in Maryland. Do you remember going out there to film this strangely enough? I will not disappoint you. I do remember this trip for a variety reasons. Many of which savvy I think I've already alluded to so apt to see whether have any fresh material, but one I believe this is the trip during which I took John Spencer's provincial without knowing what it was much to his delight when you walked in and it was a pill in his hand. And he said oh drugs took it out of his hand put it in your mouth and swallowed it without knowing what it was never seen him laugh harder. And I've never stayed up later. Still worth it. Also, this was our first time shooting out of time with Mary McCormack, and she was pregnant at the time and it was Sakata season in DC. So I remember her being on a bench at one point. And I knew because she had been talking about it that she thoroughly ab- hord bugs and spiders and was not excited about cicadas season. And so I just took a little little twig, and I came up behind her and lightly touched her ear, and she cries. And as one of those things where wanted to know her that. Well, so, you know. Whereas I might have delighted in making somebody cried that I knew better. I felt really bad especially because she was also pregnant now that you do know her better. Yeah. You retroactively not feel so bad? Yeah. That's a very good point night. Feel totally fine about it. And I'm only I'm weaving in. I may even be ret conning. I might have felt fine about it. Then I was trying to weave it into make me look that. Yeah. Sprinkling in some likeability for that. Josh Molina character. Additionally, I will say I know the story I have told before the scene where we all get on marine. One is the infamous scene where we arrived to shoot and on the side of the helicopter said Untied States of America this one. Yeah. And there's a nice big shot of looking the way it ought to in this episode of one note, there are some who would say that the words appeared in this episode the way they nine thousand nine hundred two. And I think I'm the one who said art department that can't be right? I'm no, I'm no expert, and I remember it being a significant problem a big delay and having to either print up or reload or locate the correct, decal and fix. It was no small affair. And I think put us behind for the day. I think we shop for nine days out of town. So there's a lot of fun. It's like going to camp with your friends. So it was great. I really love shooting outta town. And I taught delay hill. How to play poker during our downtime for money. Yes. Well, I kept I tried to explain to him that you can't. And I think this really is true. You can't really learn how to play poker efficiently now, unless you're risking something and others when you play for fun sometimes people play online now for free. And it's you know, you have a. Million units to play with this just if it doesn't cost anything you haven't really put yourself to the test in terms of the types of decisions you need to make in a game that is played for money. So I played him. I think head to head and beat him for about three hundred and fifty dollars which you could well afford. But I went to sleep. He was fine about it. And and you know, he would actually would turn ultimately into decent poker player. But I went to sleep. This must not have been the night of the provisional because I went to sleep and at two or two thirty in the morning, I had a phone call in my hotel room. I pick it up. And all I hear is don't make me pay you have messed. Okay. So this is that story. We're delay..
"nsf" Discussed on Talk 650 KSTE
"More at NSF dot gov. It takes the president while to find a sea legs. I think so I felt comfortable at the beginning other than it was a little surreal to say, I'm the president of the United States. But I think that's true with everybody. Now, I very much feel like quotas. I do I feel like the president for a little while. It's like Mr President, sir. Even my friends. They call me. They don't call me Donald under. They call me, Mr President. I say we please loosen up. I've learned on the job. I have you feel comfortable. I feel very comfortable Trump last night talking. Lesley Stahl sixty minutes, he more than gave is good as he got. And he's an interesting character. And we've been talking about it for a long time. Here's the thing with Trump Trump does whatever Trump wants, right? That's that's kind of his thing. And I said the first six months he's found himself with a bunch of people that were in way over their head. It takes a while to get your sea legs. It does he has struggled at times and other times. I think he's been extremely successful. Despite the fact that people don't want to talk about the fact that he's had success. You know, one of the things that we didn't talk about last week that should have been talked about is the fact what he's doing to fight drug companies, and forcing them in their prices and too big generics. And he's loosening restrictions and he's do. All kinds of things things. He'll never get credit for but things that have massive impacts far beyond anything that is to salaciousness that goes on. It is huge. But it'll never he'll never get any credit for that some stuff that does drive me. Crazy, right? It does. Here's one of the things last night. He talked about now. Obviously, Dr Ford this big thing. But this is the stuff that people pay more attention to then some of the stuff that has real impact. Now Justice Cavanaugh was traded has become a big factor in the midterms. Have you seen what's going on with the polls? Well, I think she was treated with great respect. Honestly. Do you think you treated her with great mistakes? But you seem to be saying that she lied. You know, what I'm not going to get into it because we won. It doesn't matter. We won. And that's the that people Kiat we want we want. He says he won we want we want. He that's the stuff that people, hyper focus on. I get it because it sells better than anything else. Talking about Reno lifting restrictions on generic drugs, and forcing companies to make you know, not so much forcing them. But basically give him. Hey, you know, what here's the opportunity to do something lifting at certain restrictions on things that make it easier for drugs do to get out in the marketplace that puts more competition there. Those kind of things won't be talked because it's not fun. The doctor Ford stuff is salacious the Russia's stuff is salacious that's one of the things that she pushed him on last night in sixty minutes. Will you pledge pledge.
"nsf" Discussed on Part-Time Genius
"And so instead the day crew just preps a bunch of salads and sandwiches that they'll sell, you know, until the next day comes, which makes sense. Another thing that most people don't know is that a lot of hotels now outsource their room service to local restaurant. So if you look closely at the menu, it might say that the food is proudly presented by the hotel, but it actually comes from a place down the street. And obviously this is another cost cutting measure for the Tel, but it's also one that most people don't mind or even notice in most cases, you know, I think it actually prefer knowing. The food I was eating was not prepared in the hotel kitchen just from a place down the street, like a good restaurant by that sounds like a smart plan. Yeah. I mean, I can't blame you and hotels. Don't have a great reputation for being especially clean. In fact, according to the NSF, the average hotel room is dirtier than a typical home, an airplane and even a school. And that's despite having an army of housekeepers just working around the clock to keep things tidy. Yeah, it's interesting to talk about him kind of gross, but when you say we take a closer look at hotel, housekeeping and see what sorts of secrets we can turn up. Yeah. But first, let's take a quick break. So last week I stumbled into one of the first business cards I made in our mental floss days. I had gotten some card stock from the store and use my home printer and design this thing, and it looks and feels terrible. Yes, they did and I kept it all these years because it's just funny. But the thing is, especially when you're starting up a business, it is so important to feel professional and confident and prepared at all times. I remember those with the cartoon dude you drew all right. I mean, for small business owners or people who produce their own podcast being plugged in and prepared when an opportunity comes up is crucial.
"nsf" Discussed on Talk 650 KSTE
"NSF dot gov. This is a Bloomberg market minute. Stocks ended lower to start the week. The Dow Jones industrials fell twelve points less than a tenth of a percent. The NASDAQ closed eighteen points or a quarter percent lower the S and P five hundred lost five points about two tenths percent. Shares of Nike fell three percent. The athletic wear maker announced former NFL player, Colin Kaepernick will appear in a new ad campaign. Capper Nick instigated the controversy over players kneeling during the national anthem Nike is counting on the controversy. Fading over time the market value of Amazon dot com briefly topped one trillion dollars when shares of the online superstore rose nearly two percent. The only other company to achieve the milestone is apple that happened last month. A Rabah coffee futures fell to the lowest level in twelve years. World markets are well supplied with coffee, thanks to big crops in Brazil and other producing nations. Crude oil futures rose to sixty nine dollars ninety seven cents a barrel. Jeff Bellinger, Bloomberg radio. How are you better than I deserve? Where do you live from Moberly, Missouri about thirty miles north of Columbia know, the area? Well, absolutely, very cool. Well, welcome. What do you.
Is It Okay to Say I Miss You to a Teacher?
"Yeah. So guys, we're using this word, miss right, miss very common word to talk about your feelings, and we actually have a listener question about this word and a listener with his experience using this word. Lindsey, do wanna read the question. Yeah, let's hear from Pablo. So here we go. So Pablo says, hi, Lindsay. How have you been? My name is Pablo. It's my first Email to all ears, English. I'm the winner of the app contest and we have. We had a Skype, hang out. It was amazing to know you better and the stories about all ears, English development? Yes. I met with Pablo way back in February or January. He won the app contest that we held that month and I got a chance to meet him. We talked for thirty minutes on Skype. Very cool. Yeah. So guys, listen out for any contest that we have in the future around the app. Okay. So now the question I studied English here in my city and it was a wonderful experience. A few months after I finished the course, I went back to the. School and I met my teacher and I said, I missed you. It sounded a bit weird. I thought, and I noticed that she wasn't so comfortable with. However, she was polite as she was play as well as we expect from a British person. Oh, jeez. Okay. L. o. l. he says, all right, just a little joke there. Okay, Pablo nice. Moreover, everything went well in the conversation, took a good way how not to fail this miserably. When I use I miss you how to tell someone you miss them without being weird. I love the show in the way you guys teach. I've listened to the show as much as I like. Furthermore, it's always amazing. I hear from all English. You're my favorite English content on the web. I miss you kidding l. o. l. by. I like the Hubble sense of humor. Spotty. He's funny. I really enjoyed meeting Pablo's. We had a good time. Yeah. Oh, I bet that was fun. Yeah, thanks for that question. Yeah. Good topic today. Yeah, and I love on our listeners. Ask us about experience. They have had experiences they've had in real life. What do you think? Yeah, I love it. That is the best question guys. You know, if you go out into the world and you use your English and then the question comes up Email us immediately with that question because those are the stories we like to tell them the show hersher for sure. I love it. I mean, Lindsay, what do you think of students said that to you would. Wow. Yeah, I think there's a lot that we don't know here about kind of the tone of voice the context true? Were they alone in the room where they like, I, I mean, I'm guessing obviously like Pablo's not trying to act weird or to try to imply anything obviously. But like maybe the scenario was strained. I'm not sure, but in general, I, I would. I don't think it should be a problem saying, I missed, I missed you are so much. There's so much here that we don't know. Right, right. But, yeah, in general, it shouldn't be a major problem. It's okay to say that you miss someone, right, right, right. I mean, yeah, I, I don't think I would find it weird if someone said that to me Luga student, I'd probably be happy. It'd be like I missed you, but but yeah, like we said, I mean, who who? Who knows like how what the situation was or maybe the, I don't know. Yeah, Lindsey, one hundred percent. What you said. Yeah. I mean, yeah, maybe a teacher could find it a little too informal or intimate in a classroom potentially coming from a student. That's probably what happened. Right. I mean, I missed you. I guess could be like, you know, more. Yeah. I mean, it is kind of intimate in a way, but I never thought about it in a like that. Some student couldn't say to me. Yeah, this is interesting because it's kind of complex this question. If you really dig below the surface. Because if I think about like who I would say, I missed you too. Like I wouldn't say at to like a friend of a friend that I don't know that. Well, you know what I mean? But I would certainly say to like a good friend who went away, right? I might say it even if I even if I were teacher liked to a student, I might say, all I missed you like you've been going on. Glad you're back in the class. That is true because I think also like a teacher is like a more personal religion. I mean, like you know, a friend of a friend, you might not know that well, but teacher like, you know, that's kind of like a big deal relationship actually. Yeah, it's just it's, I think it's really about what goes around the phrase. I miss you. Like, what are you saying before? What are you saying after what's the whole context of the conversation? Right. That's true. That's true. Very interesting lot. Lots to
How to Discover the Joy of Being with Marina Pearson
"Hey, hey, if you haven't already head over to pod, simply dot com slash joined. That's where you can learn more information about the podcasting membership program that I'm watching that is all about how to launch grow, monetize intern, turn your podcast into a real thing. I'm giving away every single piece of information. I have everything that I've learned over the last four and a half years over the last forty plus podcasts that I've worked on and the last seven in a row top one hundred launches that I've done so everything I typically reserved for my clients. I am giving away to you in this membership program. So you definitely if you're interested in podcasting at all, if you want to launch your own show, if you have a show and want to learn how to grow it, then this is the place to be head over to pod simply dot com. Slash joined to learn more, and I will see you right there. In this episode, I sit down with marina Pearson to talk about the joy of fees get. Get excited because this is tiny lease big, Jake. Another episode, tiny leaves baked changes, whereas share simple strategies you can use to get more out of your life. My name is Greg clueless in in this episode, I'm sitting down with marina Pearson marina is the host of a podcast called the joy of being and from every single interaction I've had with her over roughly the last two or three months. It's been made very clear to me that the number one thing hers zone of genius is learning how to bring joy back into your life, learning how to navigate whether it's motherhood or business, or whatever it is a way that brings joy into your life. And she is just such a bundle of joy in a bundle of energy and excitement to speak with. So I'm excited to bring her on the show talk about that process because I think that for many of us, joy is the missing piece. It's that thing that we get. So. Bogged down in the day to day life in the process of pursuing progress. We get bogged down in that day today, tiny leap activity, and we forget to just look up and smile and be grateful and happy and and live the life that we actually have. So marina. I am super excited to have you on the show. How are you doing today on Ralph front Klag such a pleasure such on to be. Absolutely. I mean, the pleasure is mine. So let's let's start here. Tell me a little bit about the joy of being podcast. How did that concept come to be. Gosh, it was back in February were I was little bit stuck. I had actually been attempting to make my coaching practice worked for many many years and had done well. But I was at a point where been so many changes in my life last year I go to. First, and then I was a bit like lost as opposed to gonna gun which direction I was going to go in. So I actually decided to go in, go inside in January, stoke attempting attempting trying so hard and just enjoy just enjoy whatever cuts may soil. I did not. She do any work. I didn't get online. I did. The things would just fill me with joy, which was on my started. I decided to go in a join us singing group. I then was cooking. 'cause I actually love cooking. I was watching notes of movies on TV shows, which I absolutely love to. And then I decided to join an acting group as well in the town that I'm in. And I realized that I just been putting off everything like things that really were calling me because I felt that didn't have enough time.
Baltimore cop indicted after video shows him punching man
"Happened but when the scientists weaken. The outer membrane, cells die, quickly strong outer. Membrane life week outer membrane this gives researchers a new path to follow one that was right in front of them yet hidden in plain, sight the new drugs the destabilize the, deceptively. Thin outer layer could help destroy infectious bacteria useful, because about half. Of the
Dow Jones Industrial Average
"Hey NSF's news now at five o'clock I'm Dan O'Neill. It's mostly sunny ninety-five tonight's low seventy President Trump announcing a new trade, agreement, with the, European Union. The president saying one of the biggest agreements has to do with the EU buying more soybeans from the US, we will, also work to reduce barriers and increased trade in services. Chemicals pharmaceuticals medical products as, well as soybeans, announcement comes after the president met with the head, of the European Commission at the White House today. He says both sides will work toward lowering tariffs and trade barriers the president said to go. She are ongoing, but explain today's agreement. Was a good first step a grand jury investigating alleged recruiting. Abuses in college, basketball ordered. The university of Kansas earlier this year to turn over communications involving us men's team Coaches and at least one perspective recruit the. Federal grand jury in New York also demanded copies of any agreements with apparel manufacturer Adidas and communications between the basketball coaches and company representatives the subpoenas. Are, part of. A multi year investigation, into the alleged. Payment of hundreds of. Thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks designed to influence recruits in choosing a. School agent or a payroll company multiple schools are in meshed in the investigation including Kansas Louisville North Carolina State. And Maryland KU released edited copies of the subpoenas this week Ted Woodward, n., s. as, news today on Wall Street stocks finished the day in the green stocks turn from negative to positive after the EU offers, concessions to, avoid a trade war and saw the Dow Jones industrial. Average finished higher by one, hundred seventy two, points at twenty five thousand four one four the, NASDAQ composite up ninety one at seventy nine thirty. Two the s. and p. five hundred up more than twenty five at twenty eight forty six The Dow Jones industrial average Boeing came out with its quarterly reports that stock was down half a percent Microsoft new, all time high in fact Facebook all time high Google. All time high NASDAQ hit all-time high Facebook came out with its numbers after the ballot did miss on some key metrics including total revenue and daily active users on the floor of the new York. Stock Exchange Nicole pedal Levi's FOX is an, area of showers, and thunderstorms already forming well to the north are going to make their way. Into night and that will change our weather pattern we're certainly not going to be as hot as what we had then the high today in the low to mid.
Seven cars removed after train derailment, oil spill; cleanup and railroad repair to follow
"A seventeen year old west des moines girl died in a crash in creston monday afternoon iowa state patrol says after stayton turned in front of a pickup truck on highway thirty four and died from her injuries passenger was also hurt and taken the creston hospital the driver of the pickup was uninjured the crash follows several others in the past few days in which at least four others were killed and several others injured on i was roads clean up efforts continue in north west iowa after a train derailment spilled a lot of oil i'll be nsf said yesterday the cars that derailed have all been moved off the track near dune meanwhile the company said the track where the cars derailed could be repaired as soon as today about two hundred thirty thousand gallons of oil were spilled last friday into the little rock river the low unemployment rate is prompting a new effort to expand the local labor pool the focus is on students the downtown des moines chamber says it's an idea to address a labor and skill shortage taking that step and then getting the students and the employers together so that they can't figure out what's going to work best for each of them becky greenwald of the des moines downtown chamber of commerce says it's called student to employer s to e and involves several local organizations a nonprofit groups that serve low income students in those at risk of dropping out of school we have more on that story at whol radio.
Gary Sanchez mashes away memories of his slow start - Yankees Blog- ESPN
"The wfan sports desk here's harris allen second of four between the yankees and twins and the bronx bombers lived up to the moniker again one one swung andro deep centerfield that bose high bar has gone monument what does he have gary sanchez the sand chino strikes again john sterling on the fans second of the night for gary sanchez making it eight two yanks in the seventh day went onto an eight two three victory aaron judge it his seventh dd gregoria said three it's including his eight homer of the season ricky gleyber torres said to its including arabia single the winner ccc bath six innings of to hit ball giving up just an unearned run struggled in the seventy was rescued from trouble by david robertson the yankees are now on a four game winning streak the mets opened a threegame set in saint louis with a ten inning six two five victory they race deficits a four one and five four nsf but his three run homer type things at four in the fifth inning and adrian zealous sacked fly made it five five in the eighth the slumping jay bruce busted out he had three hits including the deciding tenth inning solo homer timing you know just have to continue to work on my swing you know i really have learned over my career that you really make your swing better during the season you know you have to work and you have to pay attention to the results jerry's familiar perfect bottom of the tenth to pick up the save the wind went to robert gazelle men who worked a scoreless ninth inning starters zack wheeler gave up four runs over four matt harvey came out of the bullpen work two innings of one run ball nba playoffs the celtics three two on the bucks with a ninety two eighty seven victory in boston marcus smart is first postseason appearance since thumb surgery twenty five minutes off the bench nine points five rebounds four assists three blocks the winner of that series will face the seventy sixers next philly winning a playoff series for.
"nsf" Discussed on Post Show Recaps
"I'm so mad but we we got the nsf w tag at the top of the that i always have to get the nsw tag but on my letter what are you what do you think about porguese give me your thoughts on porguese you like do you oxy like this is the thing i was again this goes back to like the carrie fisher's different thing or the lagoda lightning thing i don't mind this part this is like this was though the movie did then i would be like whatever this is a great movie you know like i mean i can put up with with bullshit like this i mean to me i use paran why the porridge were there they needed something to sell the kids that looked really cute you're going to see a thousand toys r porguese underneath the christmas tree stuffed animals are i mean i i see your to me it's a i miss took you because i was talking on twitter and i said how the hell does josh wigger loved this movie but then after listen to you i was he he was the first review and i'm like you're you're not like me you're not as big of a fan boy as i am i i thought i just look to you with you the guy glasses and uruguay so you must be as big a fan boy like i n but yeah i i get i think all of that to me explains a lot but i i just i can i am so disappointed this movie i walked out of it going i don't know how to feel about this because i thought it was gonna love it and it's the first time ever walked out of a star wars movie and i didn't at least sort of like it you know i was just like.
"nsf" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The public summary that goes in the nsa website talked about extreme weather instead and actually not everyone thinks that's a bad thing here's climate scientists michael dates from boston university everyone i talked with an incentive is committed to making sure climate science keeps getting done but at the same time not turning herself into a target unnecessarily even combat self preservation you can call it selfcensorship but it all goes back to fear and the nsf we should say gives a lot of his grads man on arm of of government right exactly and they're really the gold standard in terms of political independence day do peer review so if you want funding from the nsf you go to a group of scientists first to decide how worthy your project is so it if they're politically independent i mean is there evidence that research using the term climate change is actually less likely to get funding from them there is no evidence that individual proposed the nsf are living or dying according to words climate change by overall funding is down four climate research the president's budget for example singled out climatechange programmes by name this is the only subject singled out and the number of requests for grant proposals about climate change has also gone down so there is evidence that climate science is under fire but there is no evidence that the process by which grants are being given has been politicized with does the wording mattered all let me in other words like if signs avoided using the term climate change but still doing the same researchers at a big deal you know that's the million dollar question it does matter in net if the words are changing that means it's platoon size and that's politicized than some climate scientists may decide you know and better off in another field these are people with marketable skills you may decide this is just too hard i don't want to be these back clips and gobi a software engineer and you make a lot more money and pure science reporter rebecca her scher but he thinks bank yeah this is npr news your cell phone has the goods on is.