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"northwestern" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Northwestern Memorial. The incident happened at about 10 20, Chicago Police say the man was on the sidewalk with his girlfriend at East Chestnut and North Wall Bash Man approached the couple with a gun and demanded the keys to the victim's car. He did not end up taking the car. He shot the victim in the neck, then got into a waiting Honda SUV and left The victim's girlfriend was speaking with investigators and she was not injured in this incident Area. Three detectives are in this case, and they do not have a suspect in custody. Police also have not released a description of the gunman they're seeking. The Chicago police border has fired veteran police officer Patrick Kelly after investigators concluded he shot his partner and then lied about it. Officer Michael reporter was left with permanent injuries that have required him to have 24 hour care for almost 10 years. Kelly was off duty when he shot Laporta. He says he wasn't drunk that night, though he admitted drinking for beers. At the time. He told investigators that Laporta tried unsuccessfully to take his own life. Some Chicago aldermen are reconsidering their position on renaming Lakeshore drive more on that from WGN's James Sears. But sometimes reports more than four older men are wavering on renaming the drive after Jean Baptiste Point you sample because of a recent polls showing less than a third of registered voters supporting the change that could stop the proposal from getting the 26 votes needed for the measure to pass. The name change could be up for another vote when the council meets again on Wednesday. James Sears W G N new Mayor Lightfoot's plan to N sales of packaged liquor at midnight is advancing to the Full City Council. The license committee approved the measure in a 15 to 3 vote yesterday. It's part of a broader package to help the city businesses recover from the pandemic. Before the pandemic Liquor stores could sell alcohol until two a.m. or later, critics for your late night shoppers will now head to the suburbs, hurting city businesses. That door is with the hospitality Business Association, almost no point where packaged good licenses ever even 20% of the flag businesses. There were, however, tons of non packaged good license. Convenience stores on that list who will continue to be open even after passing this job killing Curfew on fear, wine and spirits sales after midnight in Chicago Full City Council will vote on the measure next week. They state of Illinois is getting a coronavirus vaccine sweepstakes. If you've got at least one dose, you're automatically entered and you haven't told July 1st to get your first shot. The state public health director Dr in Gaza As Ikea of all of our neighboring states, Illinois has the highest percent of adults having received that first dose of vaccination. While our vaccination numbers in Illinois are good, we can't stop there. There will be $31 Million cash prize is given in 40 prizes of $100,000 for adults. For minors. There will be $150,000 college scholarships awarded. The first drawing will start on July eight. The state yesterday announced it had reached 70% of people who have gotten at least one of their vaccine shots. Now. With WGN SPORTS Here's David. The Cubs are back home to take on the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field of Friday night game, the Cubs will be going for their seventh straight home victory. And their second in a row overall after winning last night, New York to nothing, thanks to Kyle Hendricks, who threw six innings of two hit Ball and Hobby, or Baez, who hit a two run homer. White Sox could not carry over the excitement from their extra inning win over Tampa Bay on Wednesday into their series opener in Houston. The Astros jumping on. Dylan sees for a three Nothing lead in the first, aided by a socks error, and Michael Brantly's three run homer of his later seven. Nothing. The final tended to Adam Angle and Jose Bray, who drove in the runs for the White Sox, who will play Houston again tonight. There will be a Game seven in the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals. The Milwaukee Bucks stayed alive with the one Oh 4 89 win over the Brooklyn Nets of the series goes back to New York for Game seven tomorrow night. Stanley Cup playoffs. Tampa Bay recaptured home ice and grabbed it to one series leave with the 21 win at the Islanders. Tonight. It'll be Vegas at Montreal that series.
Fossils of New Giant Rhino Species Found in China
"Would have weighed 21 tons has been discovered in northwestern China. Several species of prehistoric giant rhino, which roamed across Central Asia, were already known to science. But this new species at para Sarah thorium links here and so they had a distinctive slender skull as well as a prehensile nose trunk similar to that of the modern taper. And that's the latest
Northwestern Band of Shoshone Sues Idaho Over Hunting Rights
"Tribe in utah. Suing the state of idaho for the right to hunt off reservation. The mountain west news bureaus savannah maher explains twice in the last twenty years citizens of the northwestern band of the shoshoni nation have been cited for illegal hunting on traditional shoshoni territory in idaho in federal lawsuit filed this week. The tribe argued those citizens. Actions weren't illegal at all but that they were exercising their treaty rights to hunt on the quote unoccupied lands of the united states. That language comes from the eighteen. Sixty eight four birger treaty. George governor is the northwestern bands executive director. He says the tribe is suing to be acknowledged as a on that treaty because tenant of that treaty. And that i've signed it. In good faith. The united states of america the eastern shawnee and shoshoni bannock tribes are already acknowledged as signatories. The suit comes two years after the. Us supreme court upheld crow tribal citizens off reservation hunting rights which are derived from identical treaty language but the state of wyoming is still fighting to block kortrijk hunters from exercising that right for national native news. I'm savannah
'COVID to COVID' Lung Transplant Patient Grateful
"A man in Chicago is the recipient of the first known Kobe to coal bed double lung transplant I feel wonderful Renato Aquino was working as a phlebotomist caring for patients when he came down with the case of the virus so severe it destroyed his lungs and nearly killed him niece Tasha Sundstrom says he did look good I actually went to the funeral I did all the arrangements and then the next day he proved us wrong he wanted to live Dr on kid parotid northwestern says options were running out to save the call that lungs were available from a donor who previously had a mild to moderate cold at the donor's lungs did not have permanent damage Aquino says he is grateful yeah yeah thank you I'm alive keno says he now has a second chance at life I bet Donahue
How to Build Repeatable Revenue for Your Business
"One of the best ways. We're all business. Is that customer revenue that has repeatable were customers. Subscribe to your product or service and keep coming back. My next guest is a form for your company to do. Just that troy. Henikoff is managing director of math venture partners additionally choice an active mentor would techstars. He also helps manage. the fire. Started fund teaches entrepreneurship at northwestern. University's kennedy school of business is on the board of the chicago. Land aunt pearl center toy was a co founder and ceo of sure payroll troy. Welcome to the show. Great to be here and air voice. I wish i could say great to see you. But you know that's coming as well you co authored. A new book called levers the framework for building repeatability. Into your business. Why is repeatability so important. Small business well you know we all the four of us who worked on this book together and we all believe that data and metrics driven companies are the companies that win and the reason that they win is that they the data shows you what your customers really want and allows you to do more of that thing that they want and allows you to make your business model repeatable and more importantly scalable. This is all really easy to say but man is difficult to do so troy wide small business owners because i find small business owners. Don't even look at their financial data and that's kind of basic. It is basic as a matter of fact your financial data that most people look at is backwards looking. People should be looking at their income statement and balance sheet every month. And you know coming out of quickbooks or zero or whatever tool they choose but remember. That's up the you of what has happened last month last quarter last year. What we want you to do is use the data to be able to see forward into your business
Northwestern Students, Faculty Protest Hiring of New Athletic Director
"University, is facing backlash over its pick of Mike Polis Key to be the school's new athletic director. He's been the deputy athletic director since 2010 and he was named as a defendant in the federal sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former tribute earlier this year. We get more from WGN's Kelly Davis. He's one of four people cited in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Northwestern Cheerleader Hate and Richardson. Sr says cheerleaders were sexually exploited and claims that the school ignored her complaints. She specifically states that Phyllis Key accused her of fabricating evidence. Six female faculty members sent an open letter demanding greater transparency, transparency. And they led a protest outside the university president's home yesterday.
Northwestern Students, Faculty Protest Hiring of AD
"Were out protesting this afternoon over the new athletic director Mike Polski. He's been deputy athletic director since 2010. He was named as a defendant in a federal sexual harassment lawsuit filed filed by a former cheerleader earlier this year. There's more from WGN's Kelly Davis. He is one of four people cited in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Northwestern Cheerleader Hayden Richardson senior says cheerleaders were sexually exploited and claims that the school ignored her complaints. She specifically states that Felicity accused her of fabricating evidence. Six female faculty members sent an open letter demanding greater transparency, and they led a protest outside the university president home today. Public schools could lose some
Oregon Gov. Defends Decision to Increase COVID Restrictions
"Parts of the Pacific northwestern dealing with a spike in corona virus cases Oregon governor Kate brown is worried about hospital capacity as hard as this this we must act immediately there is no indoor dining at restaurants in fifteen counties in Oregon capacity has been significantly reduced in gyms and other indoor spaces well fewer seniors are being hospitalized thanks to vaccinations covered nineteen is now knocking more younger people off their feet brown says she intends to fully re opened Oregon's economy by the end of June restrictions are also in place in parts of Washington I'm a Donahue
Physicians Volunteer to Help India Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
"It's part of India Cove. It s O s. That's a group of scientists, Clinicians, engineers, policymakers and epidemiologists who are supporting the fight against Cove in 19 in India. Now they're here to talk about their work and how you can help too. Doctor say Joel Tana is a infectious disease physician at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine High Doctor Tana I, Sasha. Thank you for having me and Dr Beneath Aurora is assistant Dean at the Uchicago. Pritzker School of Medicine. High Doctor Aurora. Welcome back. I saw said Thanks for having me back. I'll start with you. Dr. Aurora. When did you Start to become aware of how serious the situation had become. I think probably a few weeks ago. You know, before the images of the mass crematoriums and some of the other really devastating images that we've seen, um, of people dying on the street. Um we, you know a lot of us who are positions of Indian origin, Um, in the United States, and there are many of us are on WhatsApp groups with our families and friends and we were hearing that people were, you know, back home in, you know, families extended. Family in India were getting coded there asking questions. They were struggling to find oxygen. And so that's really when I think many people in the community in that are Indian on de especially physicians of Indian origin. We're hearing about this. Dr Tan out to that point a week ago, you tweeted something similar, You said woke up to the news of another family friend in India lost to the covert 19 pandemic. I know this is an experience that it's so many Indians here in the Chicago area and and across the country. That they've been having, especially in this past week. Yes, exactly. We found out through our WhatsApp groups, probably about two weeks ago that more and more family members and family friends were not only testing positive, but also going to the hospital and passing away. Um, it was really alarming. How Quickly it came on, I would say Even a month ago, people were having normal weddings and engagement parties and life seemed like it was back to normal, and India was a major success story, and it's completely changed. No doctor 10 a year in infectious disease specialist. What do we know that about what is
"northwestern" Discussed on Scientific Sense
"Guest today is daddy. Saw olsen whose professor of the arts and humanities at northwestern university at morton shapiro who supply of northwestern university and economics and twisted bentham. Salamone was allowed to be here. Thank you gail as we know. You're a north western laminant northwestern parents so even a greater honor than normal to be. Yes we have to northwestern bias in this conversation. So and put that out there for audience to audience digest Our our conversation. Today's about your latest book minds wide. Shut happy new fundamentalisms. Divide us in polarization to be pushing them off. The seat to the pre owned few have explored the larger interconnected poses that have set the stage for the crisis namely at rice in types of art across a range of fees Invest what. You call fundamentalism fundamentalist. So you have this definition for Zone i'd start with you. Well yes we did define the term not in the sense that we want to regulate it forever. Just to make clear how you're using the term you can use it. Lots of different ways legitimately. We are trying to identify style of fought that the most important characteristic is a closure to counter evidence. You simply know what the truth is and everyone else who thinks differently has to be rolling. You know that in advance nothing will ever shaky There are some a couple of other characteristics. Is well You sometimes there's there's the sense that the truth is perfectly clear. You know exactly what it is because who could not see this. You know in the original meaning with Religious fundamentalism matters. Because you have the notion that the bible's meaning is absolutely on the surface and perfectly clear. So that's why you take it literally but it doesn't have to be that there's just this conviction well i'm a and if you don't see it your scientifically illiterate. That's all that's you know that that sense And the third would be Probably the least important but still significant is that there's.
"northwestern" Discussed on Scientific Sense
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Mercedes Carnethon on Outdoor Masking
"So indika gory of. What is it okay to do. Now that we've learned more about the coronavirus. The latest topic of heated discussion is wearing masks outside ground. University's dr. she's. John noted over the weekend that outdoor infections are extremely rare and harvard's doctor mark lipstick. Tweeting this week quote. Outdoor masking has notable costs and really no evidence of benefits. So are we about to see the great american unmasking. At least when we're outside here to help us parse through the issue is dr mercedes thon vice chair of preventive medicine at northwestern university. Feinberg school of medicine. She's also an epidemiologist reseda. Welcome to the podcast will thank you for having me so mercedes. Where'd you land on the outdoor masking debate. You know. I think that the data that we've seen thus far do suggest that transmission of the corona virus outdoors is exceedingly rare. And that's largely. Because you know we've got wide open air and those virus particles are not as concentrated as they would be indoors and so i think it's i think it's very uncommon that we would expect to see transmission to me. The primary reason to wear a mask in settings where we would see a number of other people or be around other people outside is really the social factor signaling that we are still in a pandemic modeling the behaviors that can protect us during this pandemic and so it becomes almost a social factor and an acknowledgement meant of where we are today.
A Life in Leadership: Dr. Daniel Zinnel
"All right one. This episode of supporting leaders podcasts. We have dr daniels in all and we discover that we went to the same program at creighton. our past probably like just just crossed each other But i'm so excited to have you on the show. Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to have a conversation with us looking forward to it. So let's just start off and share with us a little bit about your background. I mean you seem to be involved in so many things. You can definitely tell. You're an advocate for a lot of different groups of people and and you're engaged in political things. The arts Work so share with us a little bit about who you are and what you do. Well i'll start at the beginning. I was I grew up in northwestern iowa outside of a tiny town called pomeroy which is about six hundred fifty people Youngest of four grip on the farm right across the road from my dad's parents my grandparents. So i saw them every day growing up which i am very grateful order but in small town iowa you have to do everything be involved in everything so i was in all four sports played. The charm sang in the choir. Did all of the things was in. Nhs or h ffa. So i truly am grateful for that Well rounded nece that. Allow me to really try so many things. And i think that's still kinda tested to my career in my life. I like to be involved. In a variety of even today North west island's pretty conservative and so growing up as a little boy was very challenging to to recognize what i was going through to see others. Who were like me and should not be alone and so i went to iowa. Central community. college burst in fort. Dodge years and then moved to into moines in two thousand six to perform at adventure land. So you're at adventure land in the summer of two thousand six and if you know eventually know there's a stage that comes up from out of the ground i performed Had eight shows everyday. They were short set. So it wasn't too long but i we a country show at patriotic show in greece. So that was a ton of fun. And i think really helped me develop competence in front of people because you have to have confidence when performing And then i started going to school full time while working fulltime in. I did that for ten years. Finish undergrad did a masters in health and then completed the doctor of education and leadership from creighton. But my career really started in nonprofit type. Still were still working nonprofits but it started working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and technically and still employed doing that type of work. That i transitioned to more part-time respite. But i have a client that i worked with since two thousand six which is just wild to think about the had that relationship with him for so long
"northwestern" Discussed on Masters in Business
"What do you know about the world of insurance and corporate leadership that you wish you knew when you began your career thirty four so years ago when i started at northwestern mutual as i mentioned i worked in the investments that i could have cared about life insurance. I just loved being a portfolio manager investing in companies watching them grow etcetera etcetera. If i wish i'd known what a great industry this is back then and maybe this sounds a little self serving. Our industry is vibrant. It's growing it's full of innovation. And i think sometimes people aren't attracted to it because they think it's kind of boring and old and stodgy and it's really not that and i wish i'd known more about that. I probably would have paid more attention to things going on around me rather than just ongoing down and doing the investment stuff and from a leadership perspective You know i'm still evolving their but ultimately what. I've really learned about leadership that i didn't know back then. And is that it you you have to have Both a keen intellect and strategic mind. But you also have to have high emotional. Iq emotional quotient. And i when i was younger i thought wow if i have a good idea. Explain it Everyone will just buy into and start working there. And i totally under appreciated such how important it is to engage with people not just on an intellectual level but emotional level so that there's so that they know that you care about them. They know that the reason you have this idea is not for selfish reasons. But it's for the good of the organization. They they believe that. What you're doing is just for personal aggrandizement for the but for the for the good of the organization. I don't think i really appreciated that. Fifteen or twenty years ago maybe even ten years ago. I didn't appreciate it. But as a you know as i've been in this job longer. I just can't under estimate the value of both of those things being integral to actually moving something forward. Thanks john for being so generous. With your time. We have been speaking with john lipsky. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of fortune one hundred company northwestern mutual. If you enjoy this conversation well check out any of our previous four interviews..
"northwestern" Discussed on Masters in Business
"They overestimated how many people would pay premiums for a while and then let the product labs before any benefits wherever paid on it and what the industry found out is that long term care is in fact a product that people wants people have they. Don't wanna give up. Because they know how near and dear it is to their financial security and so yes. The industry had some rather significant Mistakes when it comes to pricing that product. I'm proud to say that Northwestern mutual Has been sort of much more Conservative with our pricing we have we don't do lap supportive pricing in the long term care market and as a result We've had much better experience with our products. I do think long-term care as an example of a product. That is the rate is at. Its it's people need that product. It's really really important for the Let's call it the average american to about How they take care of their long term expenses post retirement and I always use the example. People have no problem ensuring their home even in retirement after the mortgage is paid. Because it can't imagine losing physical asset to a fire or something like that and yet the odds of making a claim on long-term care much higher than the odds of your house burning down in retirement. And you have. People don't assume that that risk is something they should ensure against and so Long term care insurance is a mess..
"northwestern" Discussed on Masters in Business
"You're treated I i just think that growth was Amazing and so Here i am twenty whatever. It is thirty four years later in twenty twenty one Feeling really privileged to have been able to make most of my career at this great company. That sounds really interesting. And you've been. Ceo for seven eight years already eleven. It's eleven eleven if you can believe that. That's a shocking. That's a shocking number. So speaking of how quickly time goes by northwestern. Mutual has a hundred and fifty year olds. History how does that affect how you manage the farm. What does that legacy mean to you. Well i would start off with the notion that it's Both an honor and a responsibility. So it's sort of like a take your favorite sports team. The packers the yankees. You know whatever team has this unbelievable legacy when when you're running the place you can't lose sight of not just what a great job it is but the huge responsibility that goes along with it in this notion that we'd been around for generations we've taking care of people for generations and that we have to do that for years and years to come i say I always like to tell the story. So we're a mutual company that means are owned by our policy owners. We're not a stock company and we don't really have an end date. There's no there's no notion that at some point this company will get sold to somebody else or that We need to find a different ownership structure or anything like that we. We are in business For past generations are current customers and generations yet to come even people who aren't even born yet There's a Sense of responsibility to taking care of that and I think that's one of the things. I love about this job as ceo. You can think in three different time directions. We obviously have to deliver. And i call them near now and far so we have to deliver near. We have to we have to do what's required today to deliver Excuse me that's the now to deliver value to our policy owners today but we also have to be effective and relevant both in the near term. Let's say two to four years out and in the far you know five ten fifteen twenty thirty years out. We're selling products today in which people will own them for sixty seventy eighty years and so that that notion of working over decades creating relevance over decades creating economic value over decades evolving over decades is really one of the sort of legacies that goes with running a company. That's over one hundred and sixty years old and if you look at this company we started as a life insurance company that we're we're now number one in them in terms of market share in the country and you mentioned we have over two trillion of life insurance in force..
Jonathan Tsay on early-phase spinal cord injury clinical research
"Today. I'll be speaking with dr jonathan cy about his recent paper in the journal neuro rehabilitation enrolled repair titled five features to look for in early phase clinical intervention studies. Dr tsai who goes by. Jt has a doctor of physical therapy degree from northwestern university. And he's currently working on his phd with dr rich ivory at the condition and action lab at uc berkeley and so in the interest of full disclosure jt. And i know each other already from his days. At northwestern where i'm on faculty i can you to discuss listeners. We're in for treats i know. Jt to be smart and an analytical thinker and so whether you are interested in spinal cord injury rehabilitation or neurologic rehabilitation or frankly any rehabilitation where motor learning is at play. I think you're gonna find something that you can use in today's discussion and so jt. Welcome to discuss. Thanks rachel and i do want to say a big part of analytical was attributed to my education and northwestern university they did not sponsor this show but i i do i do think a big part of my training and north western really helped me think through difficult problems especially in the credit. Well mine too. So i guess there we are So let's let's talk about your paper in this paper. Put forward a set of recommendations for how clinicians can identify early. Phase intervention studies that will bring immediate value to their clinical practice which is really important topic and so can you talk about what led you to put these recommendations forward In the first place why. Why do we need them. Yeah so when. I was reading the clinical literature and pt school Had a pain point and the pain point was that i wanted to quickly and efficiently and effectively evaluate papers that might not necessarily fall. as a clinical practice guideline a systematic review or a large scale randomized controlled trial. How do i evaluate quickly evaluate Papers that are more early phase had a lower and offer some novel insights that i can translate quickly To the clinic
Some Are Experiencing Neurological Symptoms Months After Mild Cases of COVID-19
"A recent study is shedding light on the neurological difficulties. Some are having months after covid infection. The issues were even present in many. The did not have severe cases corona virus the most common issues or brain fog headaches tingling and muscle pain as is with many covert problems. Scientists think it's related to the inflammation caused the body when trying to fight off the virus pam belic health and science reporter at the new york. Times joins us for these neurological covid issues. That linger thanks for joining us. Pan am happy to be here to talk about this new study that we have talking about some of the neurological issues that people have gotten months after the corona virus infections. We've been hearing a lot about people with long cove. It's sometimes been called long haulers. Just people that are feeling the effects of the virus for beyond after they've recovered from medieval. But we're you know seeing things like brain fog. You're hearing a lot about dizziness. Just kind of that latigo. Six around with a lot of people and we have these neurological disorders. That people are experiencing constantly so pam. Tell us a little bit about what this new study. And who conducted it and what we're learning so this study was done by a special clinic at northwestern university hospital in chicago that was set up to you specifically deal with neurological issues from covid patients. And you know it's run by people who are neuro infectious disease specialists and they've seen this before with you know on a smaller scale with other viruses and so they sort of knew that this was going to be coming so they set up a clinic and they have been getting they tell me sixty new patients a month from around the country. They're seeing some in person and some via telemedicine. This study is a report of a hundred of their patients kind of their early patients and it is looking at the symptoms that they had and how long they persisted and any underlying conditions that they had all that sort of stuff
Coronavirus: Long-Haul Covid
"Just last week is that. He came out looking at the plight of kobe. Lung haulers people experiencing something called brain fog. Could this be the beginning of a whole new phase of copa nineteen drawn out error of persistent symptoms. Adhered help us understand. This phenomenon is dr eager corral mc he's neurologist at northwestern university and head of northwestern's clinic for kobe related neurological symptoms. Dr gore corral. Nick welcome to science rules drawn virus edition. May i call you e gor. Yes bill you may an thank you very much for inviting me. I'm delighted to be distancing socially with you and to all your listener what are the symptoms of long-haul what what goes on with you if you're a long haul corona virus person. This is excellent question and the long kohler is a term that has been chosen by patients themselves and Those patients mostly had a mild covid nineteen disease at onset with the you know transients respiratory symptoms including some cough sore throat ogi. The fever may be muscle that when away and thereafter despite the fact that they did not never give develop pneumonia or were never hospitalized. They developed those lingering persistent and beating symptoms that mean volve the nervous system cardiac and the respiratory system as well as
Line of storms with strong winds sweeping through Atlanta area
"Watch for Barto Cherokee and Pickens County Until 11 o'clock this morning, we turn to Channel two action news meteorologist Eboni Deon As far as the timing of the rain, it's mainly going to be and the storms. It's going to be for the first half of the day for our area and then shifting off to the South and east so starting around 78 o'clock in the northwestern areas of Georgia. Line of heavy rains. Strong damaging wind gust can be expected and then that line is going to break up but still washing out for that possibility of strong storms into the Metro by later this morning, and right now we're at 67 degrees here on Peachtree Street. Rain rolling in as Ebony says ah, High of 75. Atlanta's most accurate and
China Retaliates Against Clothing Brands After Western Sanctions
"State television is urging people to boycott H and M as Beijing blast clothing and footwear brands. The call for the boycott follows Western sanctions on Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses in the Jin Jang region. Ruling Communist Party criticized H and M for saying in March of 2020, it would stop buying cotton from the northwestern Chinese region. The Swedish retailer and other brands have expressed concern about reports of forced labor. There was one of Jeremy House with that report, the
Bandits, Not Boko Haram, Responsible for Latest Kidnappings in Nigeria
"And welcome to the foreign desk. I'm andrew miller on join first of all from a by the journalist chico oduor who has followed the story of nigeria's kidnappings since the boko haram raid on jabbar festival out into this program. Is this spate of attacks on schools. There has been in the last few days in wake some lodge some small some successful some not. In the general scheme of things how common have attacks on schools like this. Become in nigeria. They've become shockingly common to be honest. it's almost at the point. where were the nigerian. Public is feeling fatigue. And that's really scary. Because dis should be front burning stories but sometimes you get people not even wanting to even know the details because we've heard this before so the attack that happened. This past monday was actually the fourth that happened since december and then last year there are several attacks and what we're seeing of course is that these attackers are no longer really affiliated with the boko haram islamist movement. It's now just bandits. Criminals are looking for money and this has become a very very lucrative business. To be honest money is being funneled to rescue these hostages. And that's what's keeping this thing going. I mean from between june. Two thousand eleven march last year at least eighteen million dollars was paid to kidnappers as ransom. So for example in kara with three hundred. Schoolboys kidnapped this past december. We learned that some of the parents started to negotiate with the kidnappers. The boys when they were abducted and taken to the forest of northern nigeria. That's cat seen a state in the northeast. So the kidnapped boys. They started to make contact with their parents. You know with their cell phones and so they're talking to their parents and they're saying bring this amount of money in order for us to be freed so the parents started trying to find ways to do that dropping bags off here and there at designated points so in that case we did see parents collecting money fundraising amongst themselves. Also we're seeing professional gauche kind of coming to the fore and this especially we see with boko haram related kidnappings. So that's how we're saying that we're seeing this in the form of the parents themselves. So it was so desperate raising money for their children and also professional shooters because this is a huge market business. That has come forth win. Stories like this. Get reported beyond nigeria. Obviously the media tends to frame them in the context of boko haram because everybody thinks back to that huge kidnapping of two hundred and seventy six goals from sheberghan in bona state. Many of whom still haven't been found again but if this is now more just you're straight up and down ransom seeking banditry. Do we know if there is any overlap between the bandit gangs and boko haram. Is there any possibility that these bandit gangs are being used as fundraising proxies if you will you know again. I think the pentagon where the kidnapping takes place. Those possibilities do exist for example. The one that happened in december with three hundred. Schoolboys boko haram responsibility. But i'm of the belief that it was not boko haram and what's happening in that part of nigeria. There's been a lot of artistic gold mining and so some people feel that that industry which is a very murky industry extraction of gold is somehow contributing to the rise and kidnappings in northeastern nigeria. Sorry northwestern nigeria which is where it happened in december but casino which is where. We saw the kidnappings in the past. Few days is not part of that. So we haven't really seen much bokram activity in kaduna. In the past few years to be honest do a has been a hotbed of just bandits. Guys who literally take up residence in the forest and for the past five years. We've been seeing these kidnappers first of all attacking motorist going from the buddha kaduna expressway. That's been their operation for the past four years. So if you're trying to go up to do now which is a two hour journey. A journey from asia. You could get kidnapped. But now they've gone and started targeting children but it's the same group of people and they have no bocom affiliation at all to be honest so they went from kidnapping motorist and they target sometimes. The huge lorries of passengers coach buses. That take people back and forth. They could also target taxes that tend to be carrying more well to do nigerians. But now they've realized that kidnapping children it's more
Gunmen attack school and kidnap 30 students in Nigeria
"Have attacked a school in northwestern Nigeria and kidnapped 30 students just weeks. After a similar attack in the region blamed on bandits. The missing students, both male and female.
Open Water Swimming with Simon Murie
"Salmon. Really good to have you on the podcast list of all. Tell us how open water swimming began for you. Yes a my mouth. Was i High beau daiva sermon. Her as i was a kid used to cheese tightly diving my father was. He was a surf lifeguard from sydney and the night by came over here to the uk so he had a love of open water swimming and then my mammals. I love swimming in the thames. Eat so although the diving didn't work on may cheese. She posted with take me down the thames muslim holidays in our members sitting on the banks of the thames she'd have a radio times manip- picnic blanket and the radio radio full blasting all day. Sit next still with a couple of comex and would sort of sit there and go swimming in in the thames. Every sort of our next to the fishermen and this was in the nineteen seventies early nineteen eighty s when open water. Swimming was definitely not the sole the trendy thing it is now anyway. Something obviously sold of rubbed off there. So let's say it's down to both my mom and my dad that a soda had they sold of facination and interesting in open water swimming and i think the first significant swim that got my interest was the heliport in turkey which was made famous by lord byron swimming across it who actually swam it in honor of leandra who in greek mythology would swim across the halas bonds with laba hero hero on the european side at a cost of sesto us and she would hold out a torch which would then leander who was on the asian side in a causal obidos with swim across she would hold out the torch they would do their thing and then he later. That would swim back and then one night storm blew and heroes. Torch was extinguished and leander lost. His way and was drowned is body washed up underneath. Assess council and hero seeing his body through us. Help off the call cell and died alongside lander and that was the tragic love story of heroes leander and byron's recreated that swim and with a lieutenant colonel and head was the first person to swim the allison and i remember reading a poem. The byron did and also mining engineer at the time in northern nigeria on the border with nigeria and was remember reading a schoolboy but then i remember being up in this And a long way from any water and thinking was my passion in life really enjoy doing and our member. I loved swimming. And i always enjoy finding most bizarre places to swim and i remember reading that poem from byron and thinking you know what when i turned thirty. That's what i'm gonna do. And so when i did tend to that. That's what i did a win over to northwestern turkey and went to the town of genetically and managed to find pilots and get various permissions anita day military commission because the halas is also known as the dardanelles famous military campaign in world war. One and it's straight across from gallipoli. I needed military permission from the army but also the navy and also permission from the coast guard and the town council. It took me a week to get the permission and find the piler and about just over now to swim it so that token balance of time with hassle and everything and made me think there must be other people out there who want to do these fantastic swims around the world. But don't wanna deal the admin. Don't wanna deal the organization and safety support not was all so that was my love of of motor swimming blossom then but also the idea behind what i do today which swimming track which is taking allowing these fantastic swim. So that's where the idea came from far across a telephone digit. How how many well the nearest point. It's it's just kilometer across from europe to asia but if you're headed out from those castles kill it. The here is one of the council's as which was i- falsify during the dolphin those campaign in world war one. You started out from there. You would quickly be washed out into the mediterranean. So you've got to start off a lot higher up to start off at the town of bat and get pushed down as you swim across. You've moved down with a current toward the mediterranean but also towards the ancient city of troy. And you end up naeway. Troy is and you get washed down so you in effect. You're probably swimming three and a half kilometers but the journey you've got one is about five kilometers per year. Probably doing an effective swim of three and a half kilometers across you to judge a lot of boats and things like that on the way. Well funnily enough the day. I did it back in two thousand a managed to find his pilots and get the commissions and stuff but the pilot doors did site me. You might have the permissions but we still going to be going off at four o'clock in the morning when the coast guard. Don't start. They shifted six so we started very early in the morning and literally i remember waiting off the coast and the pilot just waiting there as quickly looked up and down the hellas. Ponto about anals to see if there's a break in the traffic and when there was a break in the traffic he gave me the signal as all standing on the shoal and basically told me to swim swim. It's a very busy botero. This is the same traffic that goes towards crimea and into the black sea and he stumble says all those boats. They're going through this very narrow waterway. So yes we had to get a move on when we saw break in the traffic having having done this you then. There are other people out there who would like to do this without the hospital organization. So that's really how swim track begun it. Yes i think so. And i i was passionate about going to play season. Sorta discovering them by swimming. I think what i loved also was this idea of arriving at a landmass under your own steam and looking back and seeing wave arrived from so to speak. I think arriving somewhere. And you've powered yourself. There makes you appreciate somewhere in a way. The somebody say who's arrived by ferry or by bokang possibly do it similar to say hiking up snowdon. Those who've hiked up snowden and those who arrived on the train i think appreciate the summit into totally different ways and i think the same is when you swim from ireland's weiland immersed yourself in the medium of getting there. I think you appreciate way. You've arrived so much more than if you'd sort of got there by plane all binds terry and that's where i get my pleasure out soul and i think people who join us also get not sorta pleasure
"northwestern" Discussed on Pardon My Take
"I've discovered this a little life. Hack if you're if you're having a little cocktail before you go out the region for that beer if you're thinking to yourself. Do i have time to finish this beer before i go out and meet up with my friend. Why not. just pour yourself a little bit of whiskey away faster. Here's the real secret they don't want you to know about you. Don't feel like you're bloated. Yes just a little bit alcohol. Little bit of liquor little bit of liquid but it makes you feel great and it tastes amazing. It's the perfect. Actually it's the perfect drink when you're having a big meal like thanksgiving dinner when you have a little a little leisha craig on the rocks and you don't feel like you're getting those extra you know bloke going. It's it's a perfect perfect taste to go with everything on the thanksgiving plate and then you stand up and you're not like oh my god. I'm so full after dinners over you. Just go straight. Elijah craig neat into a glass delicious way to cap off your thanksgiving love. It's alright elijah. Craig love liza craig. Pardon my take is brought to you by elisa craig kentucky straight bourbon whiskey bardstown kentucky forty percent alcohol by volume logic reminds you to think wisely drink wisely elijah craig. Thank you so much to elijah. Craig right here. He is coach pat fitzgerald. All right. we now welcome on very special guest of the program recurring guests. It is coach pat fitzgerald off of a. I don't know decent win program to finding when wisconsin had three top three receivers out announce right before the game the refs so were Northwestern grads but a good win nonetheless. No i'm serious i. It is pat fitzgerald great coach. We wanna coach on He was going to surprise me on sunday night. And rub it in. But i think you don't realize i actually had a spin zone. They you are the most disrespected coach in america. I don't know about that man but it's great to be out with you guys trying to football guy that's all i'm trying to do. I love it all right. So here's my take here my rant and you can you can tell me i don't you can't go against your own fans but great game on saturday. Your defense was phenomenal. That was a full through and through a big ten nine punts in the third quarter terrible football the watch but i loved every second of it. I your fan base afterwards. And it's really more people in the media. Were talking about how this was such a huge upset in huge win. And i have to take the path. That's gerald is a great coach and has a very good program and people should recognize that and it's not northwestern from years and years and years ago they are a good program that is consistently good and you a great coach and people need to recognize that so when you win games like that it's actually kind of to be expect you guys have been in the mix and the big ten west. You won the big ten west. Two years ago. Start putting some respect on pat fitzgerald's name i appreciate. I appreciate the rant in the support. But yeah i mean we've just got to keep getting better. I mean you're right. It wasn't a sexy game but both teams ever to ridiculous defenses and but they played really well and proud of this group. I think they're very talented. I think this is maybe one of the more talented teams that i've had the privilege to coach top to bottom. And you know it's starting to showcase it. We still get a lot better as we go here in the last three weeks. But it's it's great to be where we're at and We got miles to go. Well yeah your mouse go. But i mean i think it. It's possible that you guys could win. The big ten this year is not out of out of the realm of nation. Now obviously you're taking one game at a time so you have michigan state and minnesota than illinois If you have to break glass in case of emergency and bring in one alum to give the best pump up speech of all time before game i know. Sometimes you've had mike greenberg in the locker room. Are you going to go with with greeny rebel. On our rachel nichols white sox. Dave white sox would have some juice now. I mean you know. He would have some passion behind what he was saying. They'll be some deep thoughts with some of the other northwestern media mob that is absolutely outstanding. But i i think they've all had their turn. They've already been a part of that. They've all done a terrific job. And i know they start to kind of get a little crazy after we have some big wins and i hope to continue. They could be completely crazy. And i heard your your big into trolls. I heard you like and people so we told you that. I think maybe if we could do something here with our great middle school journalism maybe we can have a little off shoot. Become the dina. Trolls what do you think about. Yeah i'm into that. So i was thinking. I don't know if you guys do this at miguel. And they lost accreditation so they probably do but do they offer like a correspondence course where i could take one class there and then become an alum. A northwestern alumni. You bring me into the circle that i could start up the troll school. I have no problem doing that either. And go right to become the dean of the troll school. I think you have a special special expertise there that you'd be able to really teach the the future journalists of america. I love it so The game against wisconsin and more importantly the fighting reese davis's the comment that joey galloway made basically talking that you know. Wisconsin isn't sexy. They don't have a lot of athleticism they have fighting davis's as a football coach when a member of the media says something like that. Are your eyes light up..
"northwestern" Discussed on Scientific Sense
"Mike yesterday's purpose. David. education and psychology at northwestern. University. His focus on stem education with a particular emphasis on the role of spatial thinking in stem outcomes, he directs the spatial intelligence at sector at northwestern welcome David Welcome. Thank you. I want to start with one of your older papers entitled exploring, and then cancelling spacial thinking links to achievement in science technology, engineering, and mathematics. Invite you say although neglected in traditional education spacial thinking plays a critical role in achievement in science technology engineering and mathematics stem fields. into save you leave you this relationship, but investigate the malleability of spatial thinking. could you talk a little bit about that? So you're finding some connections between just sort of spatial thinking and training and so on. Due to stem. Yes. That's that's the long term goal. Right Let me start. You said you were an engineer right by training. I on time to left engineering the nineties there. It's a well. Well. The US faces a big shortage engineers as as you know and. one of the factors that may limit people's access is the high demand for spatial thinking for thinking about relations among places. When you let's just take the classic example building a bridge, you have to think about the relations between forces, how the bridge might sway in the wind and things like that, and then compensate for that as you build, and it requires thinking about where things are in space and how they might be in space and. some of the most famous scientific insights have often involved spacial thinking. One good example classic lampl everybody has taken chemistry knows is calculate dreaming about the the snake when he was trying to figure out the shape of the benzene. Molecule. Allegedly had this dream and it was a special insight and the Lupus made him think, oh, it's connected. Then he thought about how the bend the Hexagon. Our the DNA molecule. They So scientists need to be able to spatially engineers to, and so as I said in the article. It's not part of traditional education. Everybody says, it's important very few people teach it and we're trying to change that I. it certainly can be taught as early as preschool and the malleability is really important because a lot of people think that it's something you're born with not that much. You can do about it We joke about getting lost all the time and things like that, and we giggle like it's you know no big deal, but it is malleable it does respond to experience. And Training. To quite a substantial degree so that we had reviewed over two hundred research studies that looked at spatial training in a variety of context everything from playing video games. Two in one case dressed sign and anything that was spatially demanding, and we did find that there was a pretty substantial gain and so. There have been studies that have linked this. To some aspects of stem achievement. I would say that research is still. In its formative stage because that's that's a hard thing to crew that. Some so go ahead. Save me ask you a couple of questions. The first one is. So there are two things rate day one Gandhi Meshal an aptitude. Do. spacial thinking. in other words it. Oh, quotas going into stem Gabby Mesh sure APP, due to spatial thinking in which case, they might do better in stem fields. That's one other thing is okay. So you don't mess aptitude at intake. I think what? You didn't argue in careless that doesn't really matter. You can train them. and they would become better in stem or is it both? It's almost certainly both. Armed. And I can..
"northwestern" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Snow. And Yes. This summer trip. I wonder if that's where you're you had. There's are Pineridge Ridge child earn that we take just up to the peak of that mountain there. Right. By the visitor center is certainly had to take some stops as we're walking up that trail and taking views while we also were taking our breath. It is breathtaking in more ways than did did your kids see any of the PICA? Yes. So before we get to that I just WanNa say the guidebook say through the Alpine Ridge trail, which is at the Alpine visitor center with a huge parking lot. And we hoped to see PICA there. And I was calling Pika 'cause they remind me of p Katrina. So we. Did Not see any PICA there but I'm recommending the people who don't have time to do to trails skipped the Alpine Ridge trail because of us are very similar to those at the visitor center go to the visitor center. There's also a concessionaire there that sells hot food as well as the National Park Service Gift Shop but the concessionaires places huge I, recommend stopping there. But for the hike, if you don't have time to do the both of them, drive on the road past the lava cliffs to the Rock, cut pull off where there's another trail that still above the tree line and it's called the Tundra communities. Trail. and. That's where we saw marmots and Pica, and they were so adorable and the kids loved it but then I ended up doing this trail on my own because it started to rain. Again, suggest everyone should know when you're driving at these high altitudes, the weather changes, every hundred feet but this Tundra communities trail with my favorite trail that I hiked in the Rocky Mountain National Park. First of all, there were much less people on it 'cause it's not at the visitor center second of all it was like a better view in a lot of ways and most importantly for me to things that are important for me. One is there were these placards with beautiful quotes and historical information the whole walk just like poetry and literature and facts about the geology and Pica. In the markets and then at the very end I got to this rock and the people who had passed on the trail had said that there was something special up there. So I kept going. To turn around I'll keep going and I saw them they climbed up on these rocks. There's no, there's a plaque in metal it says something about the history of the site, but it doesn't tell you to climb scramble on the top of the RAW, but there are people up there. So I follow them up and the top these rocks is this bronze installation. That's a kind of a spherical circular installation has the distance and kilometers in the height in feet of every Major National Park Service unit that in theory China laser to from this point. Just a great moment to be like all by yourself on the top of Iraq with the window must ripping your hair out of your head and seeing this installation. That's kind of like a memento of how far you are from everywhere else in the Americas well, and the elevation of the trail head for the Tundra Communities Trail is twelve, thousand, one, hundred, ten feet. Roughly thirty, five percent less oxygen than have at sea level. So take your time. Yes but it is mostly flat and then we talked about Pica and marmots, but we didn't explain what Pica Pica and Mormons are right. So PICA and marmots or rodents. But when they're not in your house, they're adorable and fantastic rodents I highly recommend everyone takes the time to find them. Very sweet..
"northwestern" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"And in Altitude at Zion and Bryce. And Dinosaur National Monument. Your much of the Colorado Plateau is a mile up the rocky mountains. When you're in Colorado, there's fourteen thousand foot peaks is a number of a peaks that are that tall but they're starting from five thousand. That basically your whole Colorado Plateau is pretty much a mile up right. So. Yeah. Again, if we're going to be doing this type of tourism, you might WANNA give yourself a couple of days to acclimatize to the outed will the other problem we had when we did this we drove in cross country is the last time I've been to. Rocky Mountain National. Park is when we drove cross country after college and our car was adjusted to run at pretty close to sea level in upstate New York and it nearly died on trail Ridge road. Basically it gave its death rattle and we thought we were not going to get it to start again because it just wasn't adjusted for the altitude did again in yellowstone but it was really just altitude and we were doing the same thing we. Remember doing at the top at the very top of the past. There was a little tiny nature hike. That was I wanNA say a quarter Mile Long. It really wasn't very much and we would walk one hundred feet and then pant and then walk another hundred feet and then pant but we had just come into else to that day or the day before really been working our way up to Colorado. So maybe a little more than that but we weren't ready for eleven thousand feet. So I have found I wonder if this is your case also people I talk to say Oh you're in Rocky Mountain National Park that's my favorite national park. It's very popular park. It's not as alone some, but it's gorgeous park. So I mean, one of the things people do again, this is like a road trip is this trail Ridge road that you're talking about your vehicle almost dying on I mean you've even if you don't get out of your vehicle, it's Amazing Dr Oh absolutely. So from where we were talking about that little hike at the headwaters, Colorado, you then climb up your about nine thousand feet. You climb up to about ten thousand feet and that's where you can find this great little place called Lake Irene were shot some very serene photographs and then the thundercloud came in and the rain started coming and we continued up this beautiful trail Ridge road with switch-backs. Until, we crossed the tree line I got to explain to my kids in. This is a tree line. This is where the trees can no longer grow because you're high enough in altitude the of oxygen in the air, the amount of weather patterns and wind and cold makes it less and less likely to for the trees to grow you get these little miniature trees like bone side at the very end of the tree line where they are just trying to grow and get enough oxygen, and then you get to the continental divide and I got to teach my kids again about geography in about how America's kind of split in half the drainage basins. But it was this road this drive is amazing. And it has the Alpine visitor center, which is the highest visitor's center in the National Park Service it's closed for most of the year they dig it out of like fourteen feet of.
"northwestern" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Of Amateur, traveler now did drive the RV through Rocky Mountain National Park. Trail Ridge road over the continental divide. So the kids did not get motion sick on telling you this RV worked out for us. Well, this is not a road where you're going to be going sixty five. Now. Yeah. If you put it in your GPS, it says it's an hour and ten don't expect that with all the time you're going to be stopping to take pictures and WHO and. So, let's talk about Rocky Mountain National Park. We went across the park from west to east. So we started at Grand Lake, and entered the colony chief is to their center. And we ended up finding out from a fantastic researchers that this part of the park is much quieter and less busy. So for the whole morning, we didn't see that many people yet most people access rocky mountain national. Park. From the East Yeah from Estes Park has this park, ran? because. That's where all the population of. Colorado is or most of the population of Colorado is on the right side of the map on the right side of the. Rocky Mountains and you're now coming in from the left side from the western side, and we recommend people see this part especially because if you're the type of person who gets out of your car and walks trails, you don't WanNa be that crowded. So we found this part to be really rewarding the first big trek rate hike. Redid was an emmy reeb kids. It's not a big hike is we stopped at a place called the. Holdsworth historic site and it used to be called the never summer ranch and you'll find it listed that way old guidebooks but the park service change it about ten years ago to the holsworthy historic site, and with that is is a little bit of a hike where you can walk to the old ranch, the Holdsworth, trout lodge, and never summer ranch that was run from another group of people that started a homestead in nineteen seventeen. And it's on the headwaters of the Colorado River. So you're walking and you're like at this river that you can almost wait across yeah. You could cross it on foot if you had to. And that's where the might Colorado starts and it goes all the way down to carve the Grand Canyon that was telling my kids all about it I really recommend this hike, and then you can go into the woods. If you wanted to beyond the holdsworth historical site, it's a really beautiful spot where we were walking to a meadow surrounded by beautiful mountains covered in. Trees an able to see in the distance to where some waters probably coming from their views, patches of snow, still up in the mountains, and so those really special and also to recognize that this is river which likes him. So not not super wide is the river this responsible for carbon the Grand Canyon? That's inspiring. Wound one thing we should mention his elevation because we're going to get into that a little more. You haven't gotten really up to the top yet, which is eleven thousand feet or so but you're already at Holdsworth at eighty, nine, hundred feet so more at a mile and a half up. So judge how much you can do based on that. Because then on A. Road trip already..
"northwestern" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"If you like photo ops with giant roadside dinosaurs, you won't be disappointed on this road trip. I'd forgotten I don't remember large dinosaurs in vernal. Okay. Vernal has a couple of famous ones and recently the Toronto source had a face mask on it. So they kind of dress them up for the season's basically each of the towns and a lot of the gas stations and hotels have giant dinosaurs. Excellent. Actually the other thing I would recommend in vernal I in a show that we said was going to be about Colorado is getting out to the mcculskey ranch, which is just outside of town and for a four dollar donation, you can go in and see some native petroglyphs and we're going to get more chance to talk about petroglyphs. But this is one of your chances to see some some wonderful art that is just on a private ranch just outside of vernal easy hike to get there and very interesting. Cool. So I mean the reason i WanNa talk about Dinosaur National Monument is because I don't think it gets enough love I think it's a fantastic park service unit that should be on everyone's list of to do someday. Especially, if you've children who are really into dinosaurs, it's really on spiring it's incredible for the dinosaurs, but there's much more beyond that. So let's start with the dinosaurs though copy the visitor center right in Utah near the border with Colorado is the. Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center and what you're GonNa do there is and the reason why the part was originally established is that they discovered dinosaur bones in a part of uplifted sediment where their fossilized and the dinosaurs that were removed are in national museums all over America, but then the person who excavated them said, you know it would be really nice to leave some in the stone and let some visitors come and see the bones still in the stone and that's What they've done..
"northwestern" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"I like to welcome the show Sam and Nina. . Oppenheim Sam you may remember from being on the show way back you can find Samsa Tiger fee at Sam Oppenheim, , dot com Sam and Nina welcome to the show. . Thank you for having a Song Chris to care and I say Sam has been on the show in a while we figure it's something like ten years of marriage in two kids later that SAM is back. . In the early years talking about Bali and northern India and Laos I believe if I am. . Correctly, , but you're talking something a little more domestic this time. . What are we talking about today? ? So mostly the national parks in northern Colorado I figured because of Covid we did a little domestic travel and there's some amazing sites at their dinosaur, , national? ? Monument. Doesn't . get enough attention and Rocky Mountain National Park among a lot of people's favorites excellent and you did this as part of a larger RV trip this year. . Correct. . So we did our first ever family RV trip and we all four corners, , Arizona Utah Colorado? ? New Mexico but <hes> what we covered has been covered by your show before like the route sixty six stuff in New Mexico and Arizona we did that and you recently had a podcast about the <hes> national parks in Arizona. . Offer beaten past beyond the Grand Canyon so we don't want to repeat anything It's getting tougher. . So we do repeat some things these days. In . fact, , I'm going to try and repeat the show we did allows Laos coming up here sometime I'm just looking for a guest. . So let's focus in on Colorado which I think we decided was about a week long portion of your trip yes and you doing this by RV right excellent and where should we start if you're GONNA? Do ? it just all on its own as a one week one way road trip you could fly into Salt Lake City and fly out of like older Denver area. . But I'm not GonNa Really. . WanNa talk about Salt Lake City that much. . So I think. . Can we just start in Dinosaur National Monument border of Utah and Colorado. . So we're up in the north western corner of Colorado when we're in dinosaur national monument correct it's most of the monument is now in Colorado but the part with the dinosaur quarry is in Utah and it's one of those parks that stretches across the border and it's Absolutely. . Incredible. . It's actually two hundred, , ten, , thousand acres and includes two river canyons both the green and Yamba River canyons and so some people think Oh, , it's a national monument. . It's not as big as a national park will actually it's a lot bigger than some national park. . So the designation National Park is more Congressional and National Monument is Presidential Right? ? It doesn't determine the funding or the sides are valued visiting the site right? ? Exactly. . So I have spent some time in Dinosaur National Monument but I've done exactly the opposite of the things that you've done. . So tell me a little bit about your experience first of all. . Yes. . So we did is we stayed in an RV campsite outside of the park, , but actually we're going to recommend that anyone doing this trip stays inside the park. . It's just going to be a better trip I'm talking this cold tour that we're going to be doing here is more of an outdoorsy type of tourism, , and so I think if you word of a reserve, , the campground at either Split Mountain or Green River on the Utah side of. . Dinosaur. . National Monument. . You would then be inside the park. . It's a beautiful campground right on a quiet stretch of the Green River, , and all these campgrounds can be reserved on recreation dot Gov, , and you could do it with an RV and could do it with a tent. . But if you wanted to stay outside there are places you can stay in Jensen Utah which is kind of the border town for the national. . Monument, , in Utah more in Dinosaur Colorado, , they named the town after the monument. . Okay and neither of those are all that large town as I am now I think the largest town in the area's vernal Utah, , which a little further west than Johnson and actually we should mention that if you're into dinosaurs hopefully you are. If . you're going to dinosaur national monument, , there is actually a lovely <hes> museum in Vernal Utah Not a large museum, , but you can see some velociraptor and things like that. . So especially, , if you're there with kids and I think you were traveling with two. . That's that's someplace that I would recommend. . We were on prevent a long drive from Bryce Canyon Up to Dinosaur National Monument, , and so we drove to rural and it was we made sure to stop at some of those dinosaur statutes that are in town. . We weren't unfortunately stay for the <hes> museum. . I. . Don't know if it was open actually right now a lot of museums here in two, , thousand, , twenty, , nine open. . It was great to see those the statues in town. . If you like photo ops with giant roadside dinosaurs, , you won't be disappointed on this road trip.
"northwestern" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Thank you for having a Song Chris to care and I say Sam has been on the show in a while we figure it's something like ten years of marriage in two kids later that SAM is back. In the early years talking about Bali and northern India and Laos I believe if I am. Correctly, but you're talking something a little more domestic this time. What are we talking about today? So mostly the national parks in northern Colorado I figured because of Covid we did a little domestic travel and there's some amazing sites at their dinosaur, national? Monument. Doesn't get enough attention and Rocky Mountain National Park among a lot of people's favorites excellent and you did this as part of a larger RV trip this year. Correct. So we did our first ever family RV trip and we all four corners, Arizona Utah Colorado? New Mexico but what we covered has been covered by your show before like the route sixty six stuff in New Mexico and Arizona we did that and you recently had a podcast about the national parks in Arizona. Offer beaten past beyond the Grand Canyon so we don't want to repeat anything It's getting tougher. So we do repeat some things these days. In fact, I'm going to try and repeat the show we did allows Laos coming up here sometime I'm just looking for a guest. So let's focus in on Colorado which I think we decided was about a week long portion of your trip yes and you doing this by RV right excellent and where should we start if you're GONNA? Do it just all on its own as a one week one way road trip you could fly into Salt Lake City and fly out of like older Denver area. But I'm not GonNa Really. WanNa talk about Salt Lake City that much. So I think. Can we just start in Dinosaur National Monument border of Utah and Colorado. So we're up in the north western corner of Colorado when we're in dinosaur national monument correct it's most of the monument is now in Colorado but the part with the dinosaur quarry is in Utah and it's one of those parks that stretches across the border and it's Absolutely. Incredible. It's actually two hundred, ten, thousand acres and includes two river canyons both the green and Yamba River canyons and so some people think Oh, it's a national monument. It's not as big as a national park will actually it's a lot bigger than some national park. So the designation National Park is more Congressional and National Monument is Presidential Right? It doesn't determine the funding or the sides are valued visiting the site right? Exactly. So I have spent some time in Dinosaur National Monument but I've done exactly the opposite of the things that you've done..
"northwestern" Discussed on Sports Criminals
"March first. Nineteen ninety five as the final buzzer. Sounded the crowd at the Chrysler Center. Went Wild the Michigan Wolverines had thrashed the northwestern wildcats eighty one to sixty four none of the northwestern players looked happy as they slunk back to the locker room. But starting guard Kenneth Dion Lee and centre forward Dewey Williams. Were absolutely furious. They hadn't just lost the game. They lost out on eight thousand dollars. Of course neither Leaner Williams had expected to win. The wolverines were favored with twenty five point spread. Instead they'd been missing shots all game hoping to lose by more than twenty five points but as Lee and Williams would soon find out there. Gambling debts were the least of their worries. The federal government was watching and soon they both lose their freedom to welcome to sports criminals. Apar- cast original. This is the sixth episode in March Madness. Special this month were counting down the top thirty one sports scandals from Nineteen Ninety to two thousand twenty. I'm corduroy and I'm Tim Johnson in today's episode. We're going back to nineteen ninety five when college basketball was rocked by a bizarre point. Shaving scandal for the players involved. They wanted to lose by a lot going into the nineteen ninety four season twenty one year. Old Kenneth Dion Lee was on top of the world. He was northwestern's best three point shooter and one of the most reliable athletes on the team but by the following year he was in a bind. He'd started gambling and losing his debts. Were so severe that a campus bookie began threatening him promising to make life. Hell if you didn't pay up soon. That's when he met the man he saw as his Guardian Angel. Twenty four year old. Kevin Pendergast Pendergast. Was a former kicker for Notre Dame's football team and had steep gambling debts of his own. He knew what it was like for Lee and he promised the young player. He knew how they could both fix their problems with Pendergast's encouragement Lee. Recruited Dewey Williams another starter to help shave points in upcoming Games. Pendergast would bet big against northwestern then Leeann Williams would perform worse than expected on the court thus guaranteeing a major loss for the wildcats and a big payout for the men at first scheme seemed too easy with Williams and Lee passing upshot opportunities or just plain the basket. The wildcats lost by fourteen points to Wisconsin. We later Penn state trounce them by a full thirty points. Their loss was pendergast's gain. Following the Penn state game he paid Williams and Lee total of four thousand dollars for their efforts riding high after the Penn state loss leeann Williams doubled their asking price to eight thousand dollars to throw the upcoming game against Michigan. Pendergast agreed and bet. Twenty thousand dollars on Michigan for his bet to pay off northwestern would have to lose by a huge margin more than twenty five points. The Pendergast was confident. They would tank after all he had guys on the inside but when all was said and done Pendergast's scam blew up in his face. Michigan did beat northwestern but only by seventeen points they had unexpectedly covered the spread and pendergast lost. Every dime he bet. Meanwhile unbeknownst to Kenneth Lee he was under federal investigation North Western had caught onto his previous gambling ventures and the. Us Attorney's office eventually figured out. He was point shaving as well in nineteen ninety eight Lee. Pendergast and Williams were indicted for their scam. All three co-operated with prosecutors and resentenced to jail for one or two months since then. Both Pendergast and Lee have spoken out about the dangers of sports betting and Gambling Addiction. All in all their point. Shaving likely didn't change the results of too many games but they're simple scheme. Highlights how tempting it can be for players to put their fingers on the scale to make quick buck a sports betting continues to grow the northwestern scandal serves as a valuable cautionary tale. Thanks for listening.
"northwestern" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And the news is next from the northwestern medicine user all right I'm everybody likes to go out to restaurants and stuff so sometimes though we think we're being sort of polite and we're you know doing things at the restaurant staffer secretly dislike if you've ever worked in a restaurant maybe you can confirm these so Tom you were a bar back right now restaurant yes I was okay was an interesting thing I I'm I've never been a waiter never worked in a restaurant I have however bar tended in the several establishments and that's similar you know you have to deal with the public and and and you have to live on tips the very specific etiquette as well yep yeah if you don't want any if somebody would whistle you know to call me over to them to serve them nope number one way not to get served yep you raise your arm that's okay if you want you know you want to raise our but don't whistle let me let me through this year because I've never been a bartender I've been out of the bar back so I was just kind of like the the robot in back to clean glasses I know got product you but when I'm when I've been to bars a little subtle thing I'll do is I will never go to bars I pay cash I never put down a card for a tab always have cash on me I will do is I'll put my hand on the bar with the cash in my finger just to show like I'll send all staying quiet and attentively and if I make eye contact but I always have my hand on the par with the cash in my hand to show Hey not only am I I'm ready to order and I'm ready to pay right away so that now that you're I'm out of your hair that's like my little single way I got it bad if you come and serve you now if you serve me I'll be out of your hair in less than five seconds you know no that's not bad all right that was just kicking in and I started doing it works pretty well yeah it does but the whistling no that's that's that's the reason they're not a dog yeah you know the human being and I had some winners that I've served over the years that I served over the years all man you know that's the one thing when I was a drinking man I I I never turned into a jerk you know I mean and and acted obnoxiously I'm so I've never been accused of being a bad drunk when I was drinking I used to I used to joke around more and laugh more you know even though alcohol is a depressant which is so okay here's some have a center for restaurant staffers now if you've worked in a restaurant in any capacity especially if you're on the wait staff your major D. or something like that are these at what what okay maybe you have things that you don't like about what customers do what are those complaints we want to hear from the people who are court serving the public.
"northwestern" Discussed on WJR 760
"Goal line a wild celebration in evanston let's go to assess nova now with ron burt coached the team was down you're able to force overtime what you take away from this game four wherever you in fact that we got a citizens today you know puts is out there battling for wild delegates continue to service the game that's what it's all about making noise goes back to you guys this one atms in frustration for the spartans a sad narrow loss here in evanston jubilation but the northwestern wildcats the students have poured out onto the field hey they wanted overtime last week over iowa but this one this was a different animal today yes or artons were score points at bunches one they had to the wildcats answered and finally after what looked like a remarkable play by brownlow working the ball was stripped from m hit the grass he picked it up all want bounced role to his left said his feet do it back to the right and let me take a sober let a chance at that he did it go life he had a chance fordan he just didn't fight harder then the the northwest employer their nate haul it came down with that ball at the very end i mean there was a game inches literally right there to the end that's off the both teams here but yeah admits to state falls hear the fans run slower on the field because it's a ranked opponent is the first time this season a believe northwestern has be a top20 opponent and the first time michigan state has lost here since two thousand and want our final score in overtime northwestern thirty nine michigan state muster thirty one you're listening to fox sports presentation of them as you football tie it's guy wished have been driven for p one fifty two fifty ga p one fifty ny p one fifty ok p went to tnc two fifty.