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The Catholic Church: Scandal in the Shadows With Margaret Mary OConnor

Beyond Picket Fences

01:44 min | Last week

The Catholic Church: Scandal in the Shadows With Margaret Mary OConnor

"We are excited to have margaret. Mary o'connor with us today. How are you armed doing real good ladies having a year. Yes for so thrilled. Where would you like your story to begin. Well i guess it begins back in the nineteen fifties. When i was a young girl and i was raised in an irish catholic family and there was one incident in particular that regard a birthday gift that my brother paul received that actually brought out the inequality of woman in the catholic church and my mom had bought my brother Replica was a rural cardboard replica of church altar. So i remember bob were so excited. He immediately went behind the altar and assume the row of playing the part of a priest and he told myself and my twin sister pat Bring some chairs in here so we both got a share for ourselves and put him down right in front of the altar in we were like playing the role of parishoners. Well everything was fine until a certain point one. I remember. I stood up. And i told paul basically I wanted to play. The ro as appraised. And i'll never forget what he said he said can't be appraised. Your girl only girl only men. Can you know play their part saw. I basically learned a young age very quickly. That there definitely was a difference As far as you know assuming such a position in our

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Detroit Pistons Select Cade Cunningham 1st in 2021 NBA Draft

The Bill Simmons Podcast

00:48 sec | Last month

Detroit Pistons Select Cade Cunningham 1st in 2021 NBA Draft

"We're about to give picks they did something different. This time they had all the guys walk out with their families. I really liked it. All right so It looks like the pistons take cunningham. Kfc we okay with that great. That's the right decision. It's kinda. I wouldn't call it a no brainer but 'cause that's speaks to evan moberly and jalen green how talented they are But it's as close to a no brainer as it gets when you're talking about a guy who's six foot seven six four eight can play. Who can shoot off the dribble who can defend multiple positions. Who's a leader. Who works hard. Like for the pistons. Here with their current roster. You know as troy weaver said everybody's a fit Became cunningham is especially at fit next to their backcourt with killian hayes city bay in the front court and i say a stewart. I love their young core in the pistons finally have hoped

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Philadelphia 76ers trade for Oklahoma City guard George Hill

The Bill Simmons Podcast

01:15 min | 6 months ago

Philadelphia 76ers trade for Oklahoma City guard George Hill

"Talk about philly because we haven't talked about philly in the pod yet philly. We talk a little bit earlier. We're talk about yeah. You should get george hill. Basically for free over paying a premium price for cholera. that makes sense to me Russillo as george hill crunch time you see in the game last five minutes for them or do you think he's a bench guy It depends on the defensive match up. Because you've got to figure like all right. If seth is closing to give you their spacing i think their best to man group and this can be a little misleading embiid and steph curry this year. So you know simmons is gonna finish so you need spacing probably more than harris thy bible. Nine harris has been on an absolute tear to here. so he's he's stepped up big time and their defense is still been incredible for the month of march even with be missing games Yeah but i. I would think they made. Look at as a seth or george hill thing Around simmons around harrison and figure out the other wing so it may not just always be seth and the other three guys with george hill. But i think this at least gives you a little bit more size there. And i don't know how much you put in any of the george you saw from oklahoma city this year. Because you know i mean. Those didn't even need those guys at times because the thunder keep winning some of these games. I can't believe they're winning with the group. They put out there.

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Philadelphia 76ers trade for Oklahoma City guard George Hill

The Bill Simmons Podcast

01:15 min | 6 months ago

Philadelphia 76ers trade for Oklahoma City guard George Hill

"Talk about philly because we haven't talked about philly in the pod yet philly. We talk a little bit earlier. We're talk about yeah. You should get george hill. Basically for free over paying a premium price for cholera. that makes sense to me Russillo as george hill crunch time you see in the game last five minutes for them or do you think he's a bench guy It depends on the defensive match up. Because you've got to figure like all right. If seth is closing to give you their spacing i think their best to man group and this can be a little misleading embiid and steph curry this year. So you know simmons is gonna finish so you need spacing probably more than harris thy bible. Nine harris has been on an absolute tear to here. so he's he's stepped up big time and their defense is still been incredible for the month of march even with be missing games Yeah but i. I would think they made. Look at as a seth or george hill thing Around simmons around harrison and figure out the other wing so it may not just always be seth and the other three guys with george hill. But i think this at least gives you a little bit more size there. And i don't know how much you put in any of the george you saw from oklahoma city this year. Because you know i mean. Those didn't even need those guys at times because the thunder keep winning some of these games. I can't believe they're winning with the group. They put out there.

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"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

Venture Stories

01:34 min | 6 months ago

"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

"Thinking the things they need to learn and less worried about. Like how do i get more twitter followers yet and so say more about that so like what does that. What does of the teacher looked. Like how do you expect that to play out. Or how do we hoped that plays out. Thought too much about this but to make guess i would think you the creator economy which is awesome in terms of the ways in which teachers can put things up on anything from teachable or u2 And become a star. There's two metrics right. They're looking for engagement and then looking for student outcome. But if you're teaching on youtube you really can only look at engagement. You can't look. Did i change anything in the students. Life was there in educational outcome so the only time. I get worried when there is too much of an emphasis on the engagement birthdays. As did the students learn. And so i think what you're just talking about like Takes the engagement piece inputs. That responsibility on somebody else in allows detroit to really focus on like this is polly content is going to create great continent learning. That's a great place to to wrap on my guess. Today's been meghan o'connor meghan congrats on on on the role and any last plugs for people who are building certain things in should should reach out to you with us. We have a great newsletter Yup yeah you can check out a newsletter on sub stack. it's just my name. Megan o'conner And also to meet anybody who is really thinking through like what is the employer's responsibility as it relates to educating today's workforce of your building in that space whether it be inside of a company or doing a start up to talk to you so please find me My twitter is at megan. M.

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"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

Venture Stories

05:30 min | 6 months ago

"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

"I think that they could expand created a much more holistic educational experience in for those unfamiliar Spell the difference between a massive class outlier as somebody who is an expert best in class at one thing whether it be acting directing cooking economics you know teaches you that subject and everyone is there because they are famous for doing that whereas outlier is similarly beautifully shot but it is in a movie like way them teaching us. Something like psychology one. Oh one th that makes a lot of sense. I want us to segue into education employment and your your pet idea that we In the last episode. I like to his corporate sponsor education or sort of white label. You know facebook you walmart you etc to really just decrease friction in that pipeline from to employment where are we as any momentum happened on that do. Are we still as excited about about that idea. And what's it gonna take for for that to work. yes. I am very excited by that idea. A couple of things are gonna have to happen to make that work. Now that i understand better at the end of the day people who need access to jobs out of school most are the same groups of individuals who don't necessarily have access to any kind of funding right so if there is going to be a fee for this corporate sponsored university and to come with it like an income share agreement or some sort of like amazing scholarship program. Or even it's free and that's because the corporation is doing it as part of their ability to have a really great pipeline of entry level candidates but like thinking about the financial access piece is what needs to be true there as step one and you know i definitely think that the corporate university works for big brands that people really care about like the facebook google etc the world and it also works if somebody is tied to living in a certain location in like. There's a big game in town and you want to work for that..

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"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

Venture Stories

04:56 min | 6 months ago

"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

"The fascinating talk about how the the role of the parent as sort of consumer has changed. How you expect it to devolve Changing the postman. Numeral i think before the pandemic parents were buying educational fools one if their kids were super intrinsically motivated to use ones like quiz. Let's great example of that. It spread like wildfire. Not because parents were forcing their kids to use it but because they were looking down their kids were like i love this game can have more and like yes. Surely you can definitely keep doing educational programming like watching tv or playing video games. So that's how they used to really opt into the market. I think now that parents realize that they have to participate for as long as remote. Schooling has been last and beyond. I think parents are going to be looking for tools. That can really just keep reinforcing with their students. Daytime classroom teacher is trying to do what i mean by that. Is that you know it was difficult for parents to be in a position where they would get the lessons from the teacher. Maybe set up their kid in front of the live zoom and then they knew they had to supplement that with more things but they wouldn't exactly where they weren't in terms of like understanding of algebra game to download like algebra for dummies. And give it to your kid so parents finding tools that are very closely aligned with the curriculum that their teacher student teacher is actively teaching is gonna be mission critical. Otherwise parents are finding that they're going to detect. It's all too much of the gap. I also think that parents are going to ask the consumer group really be looking for this like cohort based learning experience either online or in person simply because of the time they can't devote that level time of oversight to their kids anymore. They have to go back to work. They have to be left alone for longer periods of time so i think parents will be willing to send a larger amount of their disposable income on things like i was just talking about like access to after school programming pods etc. Is it that parents. In china's spent a lot more of their percentage on or on yet significantly more or others only going to to follow. I think so. I think so. I definitely think it's going to happen here. Because of how education remote learning raises really ended up becoming a workforce crisis. So i think that's our only solution out of it. What other trends have we have. We not yet discussed the pandemic that will stay. I go back to normal afterwards wednesday. It'll stay as i think that the average high school and college students will go about getting college credit by the cheapest way however possible. They are like i said really conscious consumers now and colleges or what have you can't stop them from saying. Hey i'm actually gonna get this from an online programmer. Cheaper thing or i'm gonna take this you know outlier class. That happens to have college. Credit for it in universities are going to be forced to accept those credentials if they want to keep their employment numbers as definitely trend. That i think to stack things like out school. That's the trend that like blew up..

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"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

Venture Stories

05:14 min | 6 months ago

"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

"Aspire to be a job when they're in high school That's aligned with the coral community that the game from right so like nobody. They knew growing up was an engineer. No one's like no neighbor. No friend's dad or mom had that kind of job. They don't know what it one they don't aspire to be in two they don't have the information of. How do i go about getting jobs. Like what are the steps. i take to go into. Enter into that workforce and so the is that lincoln has all that data. So let's imagine that you are a top engineer at a really incredible company. Linden has all the information of like. What kind of job did you have before that. And what skills did you learn at that job. And what school did you go to. Or boot camp. Did you have where the different steps that you took to get there. We could open source all of that data all that pathway data more people in would be able to have the information of like. How do i become this thing that i want to be. And then people would stretch beyond jobs within their existing community so i think in terms of adding diversity to the workforce helping provide more access at the very least. It's open sourcing. The data of how did the people in jobs are exists. today get their that step one. Yeah and i think a more and more. I'm thinking about this endorsement Now that you talked about it because that is the barrier for most people in terms of getting the job they want which is work experience. So it's you could have individuals letters of recommendation that show. You know how to do certain things and it'd be appear validated versus like a pass the test validated could also go a long way for increasing diversity in employment the points higher education conversation by sort of a asking a couple of broad questions to answer anyone. You'd like one is if you're the president of university and the university could be harvard. It could be you know. Some mid tier school could be thirteen college. Pick any wh. What would you do differently. Would you add an another variation of question is a different question is if we had a few hundred million dollars or a billion dollars and we're starting a new university scratch. What are some things that we would make sure to put in it that we we haven't yet yet disgust last fun question. Okay so if i were the head of a university and i wanted to get real radical. I think what i would do. Is i'd make our northstar metric number of graduates into jobs host graduation and making that a real quick turnaround and then also retention of that graduate at said company. And what that would mean that. You'd have to open up the dialogue between universities and the major employers in any given area in terms of like what we're is future innovation going. How do we educate so people understand how to staff that teacher innovation. And then how can we create curriculum. That is like always timely. At our university meaning that students are graduating with cutting edge skills to enter the workforce and. I do believe that that includes a little bit. And i've talked about this before like a corporate sponsor university but i do believe that means like corporations and educational institutions deciding like. It's a shared responsibility for getting somebody out of whatever they're higher ed cafes and even if it's only like a two week boot camp into their first job and like being successful that job that educational path is clean..

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"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

Venture Stories

03:55 min | 6 months ago

"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

"Like who are the people i need me and i totally agree with you like i would trust your recommendation over anyone else. that i came through some sort of like you know funnel from a recruiting service like hired etc. Be like i definitely would see what my network would wanna say. What's funny is i think so often. About how like lincoln is actually sitting on the infrastructure. That could be exactly this right like. There's the endorsement feature on lincoln. That's technically probably what it's supposed to do. Which is say like. Hey if i believe. Somebody's kick ass in a certain skill A role or i love working with them. Like here's where. I would show it like you can't necessarily cleary that data. Usa of people. I know who endorsed him. Who have endorsed people for this thing. That i'm hiring for. I think about that. A lot with linked data they're sitting on the infrastructure to tell what we really need in the hiring and wishes space the other thing you know. We talk to different employers in all the different research that i've actually been doing lately. One thing that they say in terms of this new future way of education is that the thing that worries them is that they don't necessarily hire peoper have the opportunity to hire people that have a lot work experience right like you go through these boot camp programs you graduate. You've obviously got Ticket of completion. That you've done this amazing thing in terms of getting job ready to learn tangible skills but it's still like the way that you really de risk higher by them on their resume saying i've actually worked in this field of work before i've been in inside of another company that similar to yours and so you know declined to go back to your earlier question. I think that there's also going be some sort of credentialing around like if i've done an internship or an apprenticeship for like two hours on the job essentially for lack of a better phrase because that really is what a hiring manager internally at a company is looking.

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"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

Venture Stories

05:39 min | 6 months ago

"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

"I think what you're gonna see knacks and this is kind of a big prediction. I had early in. The pandemic is more and more students are going to start to acquire credentials and horses from a couple of different places meaning. They're taking you know. Perhaps a coding program online. And they're going to community college to get general ed and they're also doing sarah in something else that they have interest in. You know something that. I think is gonna be unbundled as well as the college degree. I don't think it's gonna come just in this one size shape or form and instead is gonna be this combination of a lot of different things and so you started to see platforms pop up like credit for example who just said. Here's all the different things that i have done over. The last couple of years show am is an educated individual. I here's my diploma from selling south would do much for that. One is our sort of incumbents going to adapt and change the way that they think about their degree or these going to be like either newer accredited or unaccredited versions. And what like if you give us a case study of like what. What could that example. What could that look like. So i would say the incumbent in the traditional higher ed space kind of fall into three categories they fall into ones that are like hip with it and they're starting to make a lot of changes. Asu southern new hampshire university purdue global. These are all really smart schools. Who have said. Oh you know we're going to show that you can have a somewhat traditional called experience but you can also get access to you know. Lead check has a partnership with asu for example where you can get access to their incredible programs in these career specific tracks and they have made it a much more adaptable for the day learner. The next category is like the top fifty universities. And i don't see those incumbent changing anytime soon. I do think it's going to become like a barbell. In terms of what we're seeing in universities in the top fifty will continue to hold their market share but everybody in the middle who's like an expensive school which is like probably great quality but doesn't necessarily have a strong connection towards employment post graduation. Those are going to kind of fall by the wayside for sure. And then you know when you think about those three groups it definitely still leaves like other types of universities that we've yet to really see what's going to happen to them and i think the community college space is the example of back and so what i mean by. That is traditionally down economy. You see everybody. Flush the community college within their community. But we didn't see that happen during the pandemic and i think it's because it wasn't a traditional recession as much as it was like a sudden jolt of like complete change obviously it came with it huge financial implications but yeah. I think that is the space that still remains to be unseen to answer your question in terms of examples. I think more and more universities are joining the issue. Track in that. They're making it a lot more flexible for you to get access to their credentials and transfer your credentials into that program. And i think that's the kind of thing we'll see a lot more. Yep it is interesting..

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"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

Venture Stories

03:20 min | 6 months ago

"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

"How do you respond to that. I would say that you're totally correct. And here's what's interesting about the higher ed space right now. Fifty five percent of students that start a traditional four year university right out of high school. Don't think they're gonna finish. Like what are they doing there. They don't think they're going to finish. And over. forty. Three percent of students who graduate from heidegger add like a traditional four year university and up in a first job. That didn't even require a college degree. So what we've seen in the last year. I've been an er at kaplan and really narrow focused on. What is this higher. Ed journey that students are experiencing and candidly up until now up until the pandemic kind of general mindset has been away. Do really well in high school. I crush this. Sat by getting good score and then go to college and then they just kinda stop planning from there and assume like oh if i go to a four year university that's gonna be okay That's all. I have to have figured out but what we started to see in. This trend happened pre pandemic but really the light shine on it during the pandemic. Which is that's not the case for your university is not everything you need to descend into the workforce and then to because so much of the world was financially impacted by covid and nobody was having a great time remote learning. You know this higher. Ed consumer became a conscious consumer. They started the actually look at the. Roi what the heck am i doing. Vol is money. I'm putting towards in higher. Ed in one of the phrases that ceo. A tag always says that..

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Venture Stories

04:35 min | 6 months ago

"oconnor" Discussed on Venture Stories

"Thanks so much for having me eric. So megan you've just accepted a new role at check. Why don't you explain the new role and while you're so excited about i am super fired up about it. So this is my third week Joining the team at To lead strategic partnerships and specifically build out what. They've already started with kegs skills and so most people know tag as the business who supports student through traditional college. Whether that be textbooks which. I definitely got my experts from back in the day and or support with homework tutoring. What have you But the exciting thing is about two years ago they acquired a company called thankful which is a skills based learning program across lots of tech first careers and check over. The next couple of years is gonna make a lot of bad in that space expand their footprint in skills based learning. And i'm there to make sure that we can get students into these great educational programs and also get them connected to amazing jobs after they graduate. Awesome and you've been you started at that company before this. You've you've been in space for a long time going back to pencils your tom pencils of promise especially in the last year. You've done a lot of research. Just around making market maps understanding opportunities contextualized shag within that market map in terms. Of where do they say it. And it's interesting because they've pivoted over time so maybe give you even deeper back story of how they've evolved with how the market has evolved. Yes i think. He job of describing. How nerdy my last year has been. It's been sitting researching the space after dark was acquired. So yeah there's a couple different ways to think about check. I mean first and foremost it started as textbook rental company and we all felt that pain motor going through call. The world are these books so expensive but over time it one went from a private company to a public company and two it became a company that acquired other companies and then essentially became the one stop shop for students who are going through college experience..

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Titus & Tate

06:41 min | 11 months ago

"oconnor" Discussed on Titus & Tate

"I've had him top ten cents. My big board. I came out and march. People thought i was nuts. And now he's getting some late lottery hype and probably won't even crack the twenties. Tyrel terry to me like from your perspective like watching college basketball. I'm curious what do you think about. How has a guy risen. Yeah this quickly. I'm glad you brought this up. Because i wanted to talk to you about this. That tyrod terri. I'll be honest there. Most people listening to our show that follow college will closely probably don't know probably didn't even watch him last year he was an. I don't mean this to despair your gym or skill set whatever. He was a nonfactor in college basketball. You d he was. Nobody's radar in terms of like all american teams or or something like that like if you're watching pac twelve basketball you know you'd see impossible like most of the country doesn't watch facto that he i yeah i i. That's just the reality of it and that's wild to me. That like a guy like that can can blow up in this draft process and so my question. Because as i'm looking at the big your big board and not just you. I mean other people have similar thoughts on all this one thing that stood out to me was was this idea that is kept jumping out to me is like the guys who are awesome in college are not are not also on on the the big boy yeah and painting portraits of the world and all that yeah and and and this feels like it's i mean obviously i was awesome in college and maybe maybe i'm making too much of it but man look in through the i mean you got a guy like cure lewis who at alabama lake. I mean he wasn't. No one was like if you were talking about the best guards in college basketball as you're not mentioning his name. You got patrick. Williams came off the bench at florida state. So my point kevin. Is there something to i. Guess the conclusion that i draw. And i don't probably wrong but is there something to overexposure being bad and under like i'm looking at guys that are like shooting. A tyrod terry is not over. He would not agai. You consider overexposed lamelo almost benefits from going australia. Lamelo goes to duke and it's just like throwing the ball over the gym me out of here. You know a guy like james wiseman finish the season. Does that help him. Does re games yet. Does anthony edwards. Who was on a shitty team. It wasn't in primetime. Meanwhile conversely you got like like desmond haynes another one. I think it's easy you. He's kind of floating under the radar. Now you look. You're like wait. This guy michael first round. How did that happen. Meanwhile guys like obi top end for example. Who you know was was the best player in college basketball last year and felt like like watching him. You're like that's an nba guy. And that's probably why dayton scratching their heads like we watch this guy every game dominated. Everybody i don't get it like what do you mean. He's not going to be good. Nimby guys like coal anthony. People are down on maybe overexposed. Maybe the kentucky do guys is that a theme or is that just like a coincidence. That happened this year. You know. I struggle with this because i look back at somebody. Like fred band bleep. Four years at which is wichita state was awesome so winning player he impacted winning and he's essentially turned into that guy in the nba. He's he is that guy in the nba. Now and he's going to get paid twenty plus million dollars this offseason and you know you guys like a cashless winston or a payton portrait or even the grant reeler for that matter. Four years charleston. And it's like i like these guys. It's not that. I dislike them at all. It's just you know some of them. I questioned whereas the upside there twenty two four years at college. There's still some question marks them and it's not that. I don't think there's no chance they could be a good player and i think i'm not speaking for anybody else here but i think that viewpoint is shared by a lot of teams and other people who analyze the draft. It's not that i won't be good. Yes just that. Maybe you'd rather take swing on somebody who's younger and has displayed with their youth more star upside but but even even with the younger thing like you know a guy like tires maxi kentucky. I don't know again. Maybe i'm just drawing conclusions. That aren't there. But i wonder my head is like tires is tyrod maxi. Maybe not as i'm not saying he's. He's a perfect player. I'm not saying you should take him top ten or anything like that but is there something to like. We've seen like we have an idea of what tires max. Because he's on national television every game e. kentucky we got a good look at him Whereas a tyrel. Terry it's like Is interesting and then you start watching the right film and you start convincing yourself. You put the whereas tyrod terry's on primetime every single night and you're like this dude. If this is so good why why is he. The second best player on a i think stanford's like twenty and twelve last year in the pac. Twelve yeah you know. What i mean is that this is just my college basketball brain. I mean i think. I mean i don't necessarily the case with me. Personally i think would terry like i go through. You know as many players as i. Can you watch college basketball. And you kinda just watch with an open. Mind and with terry for example what i what i liked about him. So much was just translatable. Nba skills. yes shooting ability. The i q the intensity on defense the playmaking ability. And then you go a little deeper and you find out how smart kitty is now. Driven he is and then the months pass with the pandemic and the the the dropping delayed for five months and he gains. You know ten fifteen pounds and he grows like half an inch and all that adds up and it's like okay here we go. You're taking a teenager. Who was pretty good as a freshman at stanford who really did exceed expectations. He was a guy who could have been red-shirted because he was too small and he ended up playing in contributing. Whereas you know with some of the other guys like tyree maxi. I think you look at him. And even though he's national every national tv every night. That's the personally doesn't matter to me to me. It's like how good is the jump shot. I don't feel good about the jump. Shot with him. As i do with a guy like tyrell terry. And that's reflected in my rankings. But i still like maxine maxine. He plays so hard. There's some kyle lowry to his game. And if the jumper gets better over time he's going to be a good player. Like i said i think this year's draft there's a lot of good players I would bet like you're gonna find there's going to be a guy who's drafted forty that contributes as a rookie in the nba. And maybe that is somebody like caches center. payton richard. Maybe it is that guy. I think this is a deep draft in terms of quality. Nba pros especially out of the college basketball pool. It just might lack a number of those guys who can reach stardom. And that's okay because you need those guys..

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"oconnor" Discussed on Titus & Tate

Titus & Tate

08:44 min | 11 months ago

"oconnor" Discussed on Titus & Tate

"I just see him as somebody who even if you don't agree with me having him number one at the least i think he's on the same level of a guy like anthony edwards so chaos to ask you this because we're in the nba draft time. We are in the tropes of the nba draft. You just said upside so we're fully in it. We know we're talking about. And i think last year we ask you this question and we said how many players are in this draft. This is what we get your twenty thirteen zero players in the draft last year. There was technically one player in the draft. That was on williamson right now as you have at the top he is your one guy. You're number one. You have three guys behind you. Got anthony available. James wiseman i have to ask the question how many players are in this draft. Koz and is the answer zero. The answer's probably zero for talking about like zion prospect. Like there's no. There's no clear no da. I'm taking this guy number one go away. Don't call bulletins mic prospect. There's not that guy so if that's like the the how many guys are in a strategy answer here but late as you know to watching college basketball last year we will automatically good quality players series. Halliburton there's like siddiq bay. Who could go in the middle of the first star like oh baton who could be a really good player for a long time to me. This year's draft class has a lot of guys that are going to be good players. So there's nothing wrong with that. I heard i heard you russillo talking about this earlier this week where you know. Everyone's talking about this week draft. And i think when we talk about we drafts. We talk about the top. As you said there's no zion. There's luca there's no guy that you could just plug in immediately. He's changing your franchise. Necessarily maybe there is. Maybe some of these guys surprises. But that doesn't mean that it's it's a wash that doesn't mean we shouldn't have the that they're going to be guys later on that our value picks so to speak guys at the end of the first round. Whatever so my question to you kevin. This feels like a race to the bottom of the first round. Like look the way you're taught like you you you. You mentioned that the timber wolves are maybe interested in maybe possibly trading the pick maybe the warriors want to trade the pick like everyone wants to trade to pick. Can we just like not have the lottery this year. Could we like should we just like start with pick sixteen help. Everybody's like mindset with the draft. If we're just like all right minnesota you don't get the i get the sixteenth big. The first fifteen aren't happening now. Let's go and let's draft because it feels like there's so much pressure everyone like a reserve we can take this guy number two and it's like well you gotta have contextualized balloon. I mean i think it would be helpful for a lot of teams if they didn't have the pressure of choosing and anthony edwards a james wiseman. I'll lamelo ball and with edwards type of thing where i mean. I'm curious what you guys think when you saw from georgia when you project ahead for him in the nba. I feel like i have him number two right behind as he's arguably the number one. It's pretty much coin flip. In my opinion between those two but with edwards i feel like he has the qualities to be a star level player abundance the shooting ability. What did you see at georgia. That makes me feel good about him. Or what's your what's your sense of what he'll turn into in the nba for me. It was kind of all the same things that everyone else say that he obviously has the physical tools he has the right mindset so like like what he's playing he's like he's a guy who's not it's not like he's been coasting his whole basketball career has been better because there are a lot of guys like that like played with some guys like that just like we're always better than everybody in the didn't really have the driver every obviously has the drive obviously has all that but i my image my last image when i think back on anthony edwards one season georgia is elastic. Shot to shamanov the maui invitational secure seven place and then like stunting like he just won the national title out like you'd be java to the shot selection is is is interesting the the I do think that i would probably take number one though. Like if you're at like but that is not an endorsement of anthony. At rail that is that is mormon diamond on the The drain if we could do the head to head we watch anthony. Awards go against dayton in the first game of the last year and that was the big hype game. Everyone was telling us before. We have to watch the number. The future number one pig. Anthony were and titus that whole game. We watched obi top and we kept looking at each other. We're like. I don't know about anti representative guy that we like. And i. i think that says a lot about being a gamer at some level. But then you have the dwayne wade. Tom green aspect of where they're all coming out and saying that he is a top player he could be you know a top five guy like d wave so i think that gives them a little bit of a bump. These guys approve and say he be that flight player. But i i didn't quite see it. I should say that in college. Yeah i mean even without olb topping. He's saw red redshirt sophomore. And it's the type of thing where teams look at him. They're like he's twenty two. How good he is on defense. Now a lot of dayton fans out. i'm blown away. I tweeted about and more than any other in the draft like dayton fans are like. How do you not have ready. He is clearly going. Be the best player in the draft and for me. It's like there's no doubt he's got offensive skill like you said you watch him in that matchup his ability to stretch the floor. His ram ability is fluidity on offense. It's awesome on defense. He doesn't move that well. Who cares we're talking about. How many guys in the strath went between their legs and dunked it in a game and their final. That's what i wanna know. Not anything of that analysis that analysis on your big boy. kevin. I put that on. Ob toppings like pluses one thing as an outsider looking at. Obviously you're far in more source than in the weeds and smarter will to the chase about the but from an outside perspective. It feels like this is anthony edwards number. One spot to lose I i like. I like the stakes. Maybe yes yes baby. Stakes have been higher. But but it also feels like there's this media machine at play with both anthony edwards and lamelo ball like maybe maybe i wanna pivot to lamelo ball a little bit because the roller coaster. That is the mellow ball draft. Stock has been wild I it was a few months ago suddenly like there was this big push. Lamelo ball could be number one like american. This could be happening lamelo ball. Yes that lamelo ball could be number one and that everyone's breaking down his skill set is this. He's he's he's hit grossberg etc etc and then like we've come full circle and we're back to lake lamelo ball. Workouts are garbage. he's he's failing his interviews. Which like. I don't know how you do that. What does it. What does that even mean but basically like the conclusion it seems like everyone's drawing about lamelo ball Stuff that i told you from watching a thirty second clip and then when he was fifteen like i don't i don't understand like the whole art like we're sculpture like man. We done a lot of work. And we realize like you've landed right back where we were like five years ago. Where he was like this shit head fifteen-year-old pulling up from forty five feet. I don't understand that. And conversely like the anthony edwards like. He's getting pushed to the moon by the by the tom cranes and the dwayne. Wade's the world. How much of that factors into this. Kevin mellow ianna conversation with an executive yesterday about this and he mentioned to me. He's like all the stuff about what mellon are interviewing well and all that he he's like i wonder how much of this is teams that he's not interviewing with Pushing that out there as a way to stir up and create love narrative that he's not doing well because they don't want the backlash when they inevitably pass on him because lamilla is dad. Lavar said he wants to push him to detroit or new york and hope. Say what you want about lavar but if you go through some of the teams at the top of the draft. I kind of get the point you want. Have the player in the best situation possible minnesota. He'd be sharing the back with the angela russell. charlotte no offense defense but he might charlotte charlotte. Cleveland's cleveland atlanta already has trae young and golden state. I mean i love going. Say i think that'd be a great great for him..

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"oconnor" Discussed on The Community Cats Podcast

The Community Cats Podcast

01:56 min | 1 year ago

"oconnor" Discussed on The Community Cats Podcast

"Kitten coalition dot org or. They can visit us on facebook or instagram or twitter. Is there anything else you'd like to share with our listeners? Today if you are in a shelter or rescue with limited resources you really can't afford not to go to an educational conference especially with the online Conference it will make such a difference in everything moving forward so I highly recommend that that's great and I highly recommend it to the online kitten conference. It's a Lotta Fun. We have a great time during the whole weekend. We learn a lot. You get to learn with your cats. We share photos of all the kitties that are watching and learning so they can do all the work for you. By the end of the conference we can almost promise that your titties will their own litter boxes and it's a lot of fun you get to meet other people virtually so it's not person to person but yet even virtual you can make friends so it is very very fun weekend. It's the online kit in conference. Which is June fourteenth? The evening of June fourteenth we kick it off and then June fifteenth and June sixteenth. Saturday and Sunday goes from ten until five. That's all eastern Standard Time. But everything is recorded. So you can tune in and tune out as you'd like and you'll also get access to the recordings later so just go to online kitten conference dot com and check that out. Laura WanNa thank you so much again for agreeing to be a guest on my show and I hope we'll have you on again in the future and you can share with us. What the national kitten coalition is doing for the future for our listeners. Out there pleaseconsider sharing this podcast with others. The more people that listen to the show the more people who learn how to turn their passion for cats into action. Laura thank you again for being on the show. Thanks Stacy thank you for listening to community cats podcast. I really appreciate it if you would go to. Itunes leave a review of the show. It will help. Spread the word to help more community cats..

"oconnor" Discussed on The Community Cats Podcast

The Community Cats Podcast

06:45 min | 1 year ago

"oconnor" Discussed on The Community Cats Podcast

"All the details the schedule and all the speakers. There's a total of eighteen different individuals that will be speaking at the event. And I don't know if there are a few names that you want to mention Laura. I can mention them but I. I really am enjoying the lineup for this year's conference. Oh yeah it's fantastic. Who's your favorite pick? I can tell you based on my listeners are number one podcast is Dr Michael Delgado in Chile on Research Panel. So she talks about studies. Advancing kitten tear stress responses and. Cross fucking behaviors in orphaned and neonatal kittens but her podcasts. That I did with her. Is Our number one show right at this time and I am also a big fan of Monica friend in talking about feline leukemia positive cats. That's a big soft spot. In my heart are the organization. I was with has been adopting out. Feline leukemia positive. Kitties since Nineteen ninety-six. So I'm so glad to see the national trend. Changing and so many organizations are interested in helping those cats and then Friday night we got art and more providing our Friday evening entertainment which is usually a time where we do a lot of trivia questions and we do a tech check that everybody knows how to use the go to Webinar technology. And she'll be talking about some of the books she's been writing about her pet first aid and CPR. Cool cat named Casey that you can. I guess do pretend CPR on and she does a great job there. Yeah so those are just sort of three of the folks that I'd like to highlight and also folks if you can't attend all of the presentations don't worry they will be recorded and available for a couple of months after the conference happens. Laura. I don't know if there were a couple of names that jumped out at you. Are there folks that you've really looked at hair? I'm relatively new. But I have been emailing simone from the newborn kitten rescue and love her energy and just kind of her go get attitude on what she's doing in the Phoenix area. In her podcast is titled Saving Kittens in Partnership and. My recently was talking with Chris. Roy and his understanding and leveraging transport options so that super exciting. Yeah we love Chris at a community cats. Podcast we've partnered with them to be able to better do what we all do so They are a regular sponsor of our show. So I'm ever appreciative of their support of the community. Podcast and yes so. It's a very exciting weekend. We're GONNA have panels. We will have our cat trivia with plenty of prizes. We do have Cd cages and some other sponsors. That are joining us. And if you are interested in being a sponsor it is about the last day that you could sign up for sponsorship would be today so if you felt interested in doing that at the last minute you can feel free to reach out to me at the communicates podcasts. Dot Com Laura. When I'd go back to the national kitten Alicia what's on the docket other than the online kidney conference. What's on the docket for twenty twenty and twenty twenty one for your organization? We're looking at expanding our reach into some of the areas where low level straights for kittens and cats. So we're GONNA be doing some workshops in those areas and we're looking at Texas Florida young or health right now. In addition to obviously adding more content to our websites. We really want to reach out and find out from shelters and rescues information. They need that doesn't exist at this particular point so I think that that's really important that united spent a couple of years since I've worked in a shelter myself and I know that sheltering changes you know pretty much on a daily basis so if there is content or there's a Webinar or something that we can help you with we would love to be able to is the national kitten coalition available to actually come to a shelter and do a training program on site. We are in fact if you go to our website you can sign a form. One of the instructors will contact you with some information to see. You know kind of what you're looking for and how we can best tailor a workshop for your shelter or rescue and employees foster volunteers. What do you think the greatest challenges are right now with regards to Kittens and foster care? I think that it is still looking outside the box. And saying this is the way we do things and we don't have to do this way and you know. How can we change our adoption rate? How can we say these kittens? I think is a really good way to look at it because I remember years ago. This win. Adoption practices. Were super strict. You know if you work full time you couldn't adopt a puppy or a kitten Nap Time but yet people obviously were still obtaining pets in different ways in so I went to a conference and somebody had said you know instead of giving people the reason why they can't adopt. Try to help them so that they can. I feel like you can take that information. You can apply it to the kitten and cat population. I still think. Resources are being sheltered more dogs than cats. And so I'm hoping change that and I know that that it can be difficult to get personalities and Kittens but I certainly think that they deserve the same attention. Do you think over the last twenty years that the resources are changing and more resources are becoming available for cats or are we still sort of always the groups that have to struggle really hard to get those resources? As still think that we are the underdogs but things are changing. You know you see a slight where a dog is being flown across the country to his or her new home and I really looked to the day when a kitten gets that same. Cry That plane ride across the country to save his or her life. That's interesting. I really do hope that that will change. Just in general even on the ground with the life saving programs that are out there. I think we need a lot more money. For spaying and neutering cats community cats all across the country and I feel like sometimes those resources may not be as plentiful as they used to be where I think that dollar figures should be growing and I think some groups are struggling to get the resources that they need to be able to pay the veterinarians to get the surgery done that they need to get done and therefore that then increases the number of kittens that we're dealing with and also. I think that it's really important when you lost her. In if you consider the fact that most pets have on average three hundred and a lifetime that you know. It's really the foster families. It's really in the kittens best interest to make sure that they are exposed to lots of different situations so that they're really well rounded social animals and so if something happens in the future they can be easily adopted in a variety of homes. The Laura folks are interested in finding out more about the national kitten coalition. How would they do that? They can go to our website which is.

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"oconnor" Discussed on The Community Cats Podcast

The Community Cats Podcast

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"oconnor" Discussed on The Community Cats Podcast

"Presented by the national kitten coalition and the community cats podcast. It's the online kitten conference this three day virtual gathering feature presentations by experts on raising and saving kittens setting up and managing kitten center shelter programs and more the online kitten conference is going to be on. June twelfth through the fourteenth and all presentations will be recorded. So if you can't attend them all no worries you'll be able to watch the recordings afterwards. Since this is virtual event you'll have the opportunity to gain valuable insights and have your questions answered by some of the most knowledgeable leaders in the animal welfare community without the expense and hassle of traveling for seventy five dollars. You'll get full access to the whole program of the Online Kit Conference in twenty twenty on June twelfth through the fourteenth community cats PODCASTS DOT COM and sign up today. We can't wait to see you there. Are you struggling to convince your local officials to embrace ten are maybe? They're responding to complaints with a proposal to ban feeding or perhaps you WanNa make sure that your local cat. Ordinances are fully supporting our efforts. What if I told you there was one document you could happen to your local policymakers that lays out the arguments for humane effective community cap management. Well there is focused on what local leaders want and need to know the managing community cats guide for municipal leaders a publication of the Humane Society of the United States offers. An in depth look at community cap management programs with proactive approaches and collaborative efforts that local communities can use to effectively and humanely reduced. The free roaming population visit animal. Sheltering dot org forward slash cats to download a free copy of the managing community cats guide for municipal leaders or learn how you can order print copies at animal sheltering dot org forward slash cats. You'll also find additional resources to protect cats in your community including a return to field manual casio brochures Catherine Wildlife Information and more visit animal. Sheltering dot org forward slash cats. I want to swing back to the online conference. We have quite a few speakers lined up and it's going to be happening. June fourteenth through June sixteenth and the cost of seventy five dollars and you can go to online kitten conference dot com and you can get access to.

"oconnor" Discussed on The Community Cats Podcast

The Community Cats Podcast

10:31 min | 1 year ago

"oconnor" Discussed on The Community Cats Podcast

"Today we're speaking with Laura O'Conner who is the executive director of the national kitten coalition in two thousand. It was a tiny homeless bright orange kittens. That Laura Foster shortly after accepting a job at a small Progressive Montana shelter that launched her into a career in animal welfare. Later named Chuck he lived with Laura and her husband for eighteen years and was the inspiration behind her work to expand the shelters foster program in an effort to save more lives. She went on to become an animal. Behaviorist opened a dog training company and then became the shelters outreach coordinator introducing a critter camp for kids and expanding the volunteer program filling in a vacant executive director role in two thousand and seven. She remained in that job for almost a decade increasing the adoption rate from seventy five to ninety eight percent. Laura says I'm one hundred percent positive. The reason I stayed in the field where the many continuing education opportunities afforded me coming back from a conference. I always felt energized to help more people and pets. I'm thrilled to be able to focus on. Getting kitten focused saving resources to animal protection agencies throughout the country Laura lives in Missoula Montana and shares her house with her mountain. Biking husband a deaf Australian shepherd mix named Wyatt and a temporary foster cat named Tom. She has decades a fond memories of her recently passed. Pets Chuck Henry and phoebe. Laura also enjoys boxing yoga traveling and Chicago cubs baseball. Laura welcome to the show. Thanks for having me Stacey so you shared a little bit in your bio there. About what really inspired you to get involved in the field of animal welfare? What inspired you to become passionate about. In general when I started in the shelter in two thousand the adoption rate for cats was much lower than for dogs. I felt that photographs online weren't as vibrant. Descriptions weren't as interesting and just the resources being placed to help cats get adopted as much as they were dogs. And I really felt like we needed to elevate their status and so whether it was intentional or not. At that time I really felt like I needed to put extra focus to helping kittens and cats in animal welfare and sheltering general. That's great that's excellent and so you became passionate about casts your bio. You're talking about how you had become an animal behaviorist opened a dog training company but somewhere along the line you must found this incredible love for kitten. How did you get involved with kittens? And then how did that pass get you to the national kitten coalition as you heard my bio? I had taken in this very small orange kitten and he was in my basically sitting on the palm of my hand interim I thought well I could take him home for a couple of weeks. Put HIM IN MY SPARE BATHROOM. And once he's eight weeks of age he can come back to the shelter and be available for adoption. I'm not really realizing at the time. Is that many kittens across the country. That's all they need is two weeks in a foster home and so it's kind of on a whim and obviously he never left my house. At that point we had one saucer home and at the shelter for kittens and so once we had about six kittens in the sauce home. We felt like we were at the limit so I really wanted to enhance our foster program for cats kittens. Obviously dogs and puppies as well but my main focus was always on cats way back in two thousand early in that decade so so did you grow your foster care program to be much larger when you are the executive director of that other program. I did it was when I was the outreach. Coordinator that was one of my focus was to increase the reach of the shelter by expanding walls beyond the actual physical building and so I created an opportunity for people to participate Nino into help and volunteer at the shelter by creating volunteer opportunities. Because really what I found was in shelters that you just need to ask people. There are so many people that are willing to help and donate to clean to foster to bag food. I mean they're willing to really do anything. You just have to go out there and you have to ask. Yeah and I agree with you. One hundred percent. It's very funny. A lot of people will say well. How did you get involved in this position? And at the Meramec River. Feline Rescue. Say we're in and they said well Stacey asked me and so it's sort of comes around where you have to be asked and in order to know what's needed and how to help. How did you learn about the national kitten coalition? Did you see them at a conference? You know how did you find out about them? I did actually her Rosemary Crawford in US speak in Washington. Dc At wls. And that was the first time I had heard of them. And I kind of got involved that way. That was several years ago and so when they were looking for an executive director I applied and I was very excited to be given an opportunity to help to really focus solely on cats. Yeah and in your bio you talk about the importance of conferences and how you would come back all energized and excited. We're there many ideas that you learned at various conferences that you ended up bringing back to your shelter. You know there were so many one that actually I remember was somebody had mentioned the option of transferring animals at that particular point living in Montana. They were mostly coming from. California and one of my co workers went to a conference where they ran into this person. That was talking about it. And that's kind of how I just that kind of chance. Meeting created an opportunity where we ended up transferring and hundreds of pets from overcrowded shelters really saving their lives. So I mean there are so many different little tidbits of information that you come back with. It really can change everything you do moving forward and just I think networking is also. It's a really important part of conferences. Kind of getting out of the day to day the activity and looking at things kind of in a different way. I think is really helpful. Yeah I think that the conference level. Sometimes I get a bit exhausted at conferences to I get a little people overwhelmed but I do think that the networking is really great and the sharing of ideas wonderful and it amazes me. How much energy many people have at those conferences? But maybe it's just me sharing you know sharing with everybody my age which is over fifty that I only last about eight or nine hours and I can't go out until the wee hours of the morning and then turn around and attend sessions the next day but it really is amazing and there is a lot of great energy and you do come back with a lot of ideas from those conferences. But the one thing that we've partnered up with the national kitchen coalition and the committee. Cats podcast is we've partnered up to virtual conference and it's the online kitten conference and we have a great lineup of different speakers. This will be the second year in the row. The we've collaborated together on this project and I would like to find out from you you know. Why did the national kitten coalition want to join the community cats podcast and doing the online kitten conference while we're so excited to be part of it and really kind of how it him about was that we found that distance learning really gave every single person the opportunity regardless of where they were located how accessible where the budget was like to be able to participate and to contribute into learning from all these amazing people that know so much about kittens and cats and shelters and rescues and so it was really a great opportunity to partner? You know and help spread the word. You also have a big collection of webinars that you have done as the national kitten coalition. What type of Webinars do you do? We do mostly medical. Ace WEBINARS ON CARE FOR KITTEN BATTLE. Feedings are most popular one. And then there's obviously more advanced ones as well in those can be found on our website and also on our facebook page instagram. And then we recently started are Kevin Our webinars to see you can access them at any time. They can fit into your busy schedule. You said bottle-feeding as one of your most popular women ours. Are there specific tips and tricks that are important with bottle feeding or things that you'd highly recommend somebody look at first and foremost if they're considering being a bottle feeding foster home of course you know? I think that it's really important if you're interested in fostering to look at your setup in your home and obviously our time and then also the resources of the shelter because shelter rescues different so I would definitely look into that and talk to them and then get them set up and obviously there's different ages of kittens and so sometimes it's good to start with kittens. That are maybe six weeks of age. If your brand new foster person and then that way you can kind of get acclimated to fostering and you probably are going to run into less potential issues or situations that require more expertise. So I have had the opportunity. I interviewed Marnie. Russ back in two thousand and sixteen and then I also interviewed Laura and Rebecca and rose. Marie I've had the opportunity interview. Everybody but they were all interviews. Done back in two thousand seventeen and folks are interested in finding these interviews and listening in on everything national kitten coalition from two thousand seventeen earlier you can just put national kitten coalition in the search bar for the community cats podcast website. And you'll get all of those but it's now twenty twenty. It's been about three years. You know how have things changed at the National Kitten? Coalition for you Laura. Well I started in October of last year and they had already started really working on webinars and kind of other distance learning options. So that's kind of where focuses in addition we're going to be a lot and felt coming conferences so we'll have an opportunity to not only speak but to me? The difference people that are kind of in charge of cats and kittens in different organizations across the country so that we can spread our word. We're also beefing up our website so we'll be adding even more resources. We want that national coalition to be the number one place that you go to when you have any questions kitten related and so we're going to be doing that also and then more recently. We traveled across the country to some of the top kitten nurseries in the country and created a kitten nursery manual and that's available free on her website to download excellent. We'll make sure we have that link in the show notes to for folks that can download it because I think all of these tools are not only helpful for organizations but there are several individuals out there not several. There's lots of individuals out there who actually do sort of foster care in their own. I would call them the non affiliated and I think so much of this information is really important for them who so they should be moved into the national kitten coalition also sign up today for a kitten focused event.

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"oconnor" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"oconnor" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

"A long time but there other my stopper at the end of North Way there And speaking of the new kitchen I have to ask you tweeted out. Your power was out but you may and I forgot how you referred to it. Like was a pioneer coffee. Cook debated me a second. Is that she just boil water and POPs in the process and the grounds is that the game plan. Oh my God oh my God. I don't drink coffee so well. I will admit that. I do not have a percolator so I couldn't. I couldn't do it that way when I ended up doing was boiling water. Then filling the carafe and then putting it into the Bun pour over. I've got done. Pour over to make the coffee and so the hot water was still hot. Enough in the in the chamber From the power having gone out so when I poured boiling water on top. Normally you you put cold water on top and it fills the chamber and the hot water in the chamber then goes over the grinds to make you your pot of coffee but in this case I went ahead and poured boiling water. In and it it it forces out the chamber and there's your magical pot of coffee so Tina. Tina thinks I'm the wizard of Oz. And so that was that was tremendous. Was she also couldn't figure out because she also said to me. Well how are you going to turn on the pilot? How how 'cause it's electric right? The stove the Click Click Click. You know when the when the Burner Lights. I said yes on with a match. You hadn't really. Yeah the the the way the flame was going to be produced. I believe I felt powerful. I I felt like the Virginian. A Virginian meets macgyver Omega. Okay I've got to pick paperclips cellophane. I'm ready to make coffee twitter to get back to.

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Why Deadhead Logs Are So Rare and Valuable (w/ Kevin OConnor) and Why Traveling Makes You Tired

Curiosity Daily

07:45 min | 1 year ago

Why Deadhead Logs Are So Rare and Valuable (w/ Kevin OConnor) and Why Traveling Makes You Tired

"When you think about buried treasure. You probably don't think about trees ends lumber and yet dead logs are sought after because they could make you rich if you're willing to risk your life for them today to share the story is Kevin O'Connor who set of the Emmy me winning home improvement series this old house. He just wrapped the first season of his new podcast clear story which sheds light on the surprising stories behind our homes and today Kevin joins us with a brief history of dead head logs. Starting with what happened when European colonists I arrived in America hundreds of years ago when when the colonists I got here they were looking for resources and there were abundant resources. It was Virgin growth forest here in this continent Literally a billion acres of this continent of this country covered in trees and for better for worse we harvested them pretty aggressively throughout the seventeen and eighteen hundreds And in the process we took some magnificent supplies eastern white pines signs that were two hundred feet tall straight as an arrow that had been growing for one hundred years and were forty feet around we harvested them in mass those northern northern forests of Minnesota that we ship down the Great Lakes. We clear cut him. We cleaned MINNESOTA. We clear. Cut Him in Maine New Hampshire and in that process because of the era we would cut the trees down in the winter when the ground was frozen and then we get an ox to pull them across a C and snowy paths. Because how else would you move them through the mud and dirt did it. When the ground was slippery yes stack them up on the banks of rivers which were frozen but when the spring came and the snow melted and the rivers rose? You could float the logs from MINNESOTA DOWN TO CHICAGO OR FROM MAINE DOWN TO BOSTON and float him right up to the mills which were along rivers. You'd bring him in chop them up. And it was the heyday of timbering and logging in this this country. And while millions of these things made it from the forest to the mills thousands or hundreds of thousands got stuck along the way and they went to the bottom of Rivers rivers and is a weird thing. That happens when a piece of wood. Big Tree full-size goes to the bottom of a river. It is preserved like like I don't know what in from out of the died a frog and formaldehyde for science there preserved perfectly and they sit there for hundreds of years and now with the virgin forests. All gone all all this Beautiful slow growth timber all gone. There's only one place to get. It gets at the bottom of rivers and their guys who put on snorkel gear scuba gear and they will dive down into black murky rivers. They will literally list risk their lives and we talked to guys who get pinned under logs that way hundreds of pounds or rushed to the hospital because they got bit by poisonous trying to get this stuff but when they get it it's treasure they bring it up and it's beautiful and it could be five hundred or a thousand or two thousand years old and when you slice into it you're the first person to ever use it and see it and it's remarkable so it's rare it's coveted did and if you can find it you can sell it for a whole bunch of Dow because people really really want. Okay so what makes this stuff. So valuable depends on who you ask. I think if you talked to norm Abram who was our master carpenter on a shell legendary carpenter He will tell you it was the beautiful all in unique color of it and also the stability you know if the tree grew for five hundred years in the forest it grew very slowly slowly and we know that means that the rings are closer together which means the rain is tighter and that gives the woods stability and it's very difficult today because things go very fast and we force it and we farm it so he will tell you. It's that unique color the beauty as well as stability. I would argue with them a little a bit. Those things certainly are incredibly important but I think today the most important thing is it has story if you can sit there in your house talking to a guest or friend or even if you had to sell the idea to your spouse and you can point to this thing and say that lumber. I was here when Christopher Columbus showed up it went to the bottom of a river at the heyday of the logging industry. In this country it was was pulled up by a crazy guy a scuba tank and then we sliced through the Cyprus and Carter all the way up here to put it in the floor of this house you got yourself a story and you got yourself just a an invaluable thing. That's what our houses are there. Things that make us feel comfortable. They are the things that we like to show off. There are things that we like to share in that it it just it checks all the boxes right. You're making me really want one. Don't you want one. I could put you into a thousand year old piece of Cypress for eighty bucks a board foot. I'll get back to you on that. That would again. That was Kevin O'Connor his new podcast is called clear story and all ten episodes of the first season are available for you to listen to right now. Find Clear history wherever you listen to podcasts or look for Lincoln. Today's show notes. We got a listener question from Samuel in London. Who Asks? WHAT DO I get super tired after extremely only long car trips or train writes most of the time? I'm just sitting down doing nothing or sleeping but I still always become super tired. Can you please explain. Why Great Question Samuel L. as someone who falls asleep almost immediately on any long trip I definitely know where you're coming from? Samuel there are a lot of elements at play when you travel the can add up to that that sleepy feeling the biggest though is boredom. I mean whether you're in a plane train or automobile. There's not a whole lot to keep you occupied on a long trip. A study study in two thousand seventeen found that the same part of the brain. That's responsible for motivation can also produce sleep so when there's nothing particularly motivating around. We tend to get sleepy. Maybe that part of the brain is called the nucleus accumbens and it's packed with receptors for tiredness triggering molecule called a denizen both caffeine and motivating stimuli stimuli can interfere with these receptors. And keep you from getting sleepy but without either of those. It's a one-way ticket to snooze. Ville studies have also found that the gentle vibrations nations of a vehicle or also. Really good lulling us to sleep. Although scientists aren't really sure why a twenty eighteen study from Australia had people drive in a virtual oh simulator that was set up on a vibration platform. It only took fifteen minutes on a low vibration for the participants to show signs of drowsiness and by thirty minutes in staying alert took significant effort when it comes to staying awake on route the relaxing Of the engine isn't doing you any favors. And of course they're all the little things things on traveled as you probably wake up earlier than normal eat less than nourishing food generally send your normal routines out of whack. You also may be dehydrated whether from recirculated air in a plane or just forgetting to drink water in general and studies suggest that can make you sluggish. So what should you do about it. Honestly take a nap up. But if you'd rather stay alert here are a few things to try. Talk to your travel buddies to keep your mind. Active drink caffeine too full your identity and receptors. Just make sure sure to follow it with lots and lots of water and try your best to eat healthy meals so you don't have a food coma or sugar crash to make things even worse.

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"oconnor" Discussed on Podcast Insider

Podcast Insider

12:36 min | 1 year ago

"oconnor" Discussed on Podcast Insider

"Need that all the time so best practice a couple of them actually in here just One that we've we've beat the dead horse but we're going in a do it a little more about not stopping over the holidays because this is coming up to the holiday so you know what a bedtime talk about it but The the first thing is consistency. You'll notice that this show is pretty darn consistent now. We Are Out sometime Thursday and in certain cases on Friday morning. But we're out pretty much every Thursday sometime in the afternoon And we do that on purpose because people build you into your into their schedule schedule they You know like I know on Monday morning. I'M GONNA get a podcast from whatever you know in this case and my case you should i. I listen to a lot of aviation shows and a lot of them. Come out on Monday so I know on Monday. I'm going to get two or three aviation shows that come out every Monday and one of them is missing missing. I'm like what happened to that guy you know and you know and you don't WanNa miss out you know you you keep it consistent now if you don't have enough content to do a weekly biweekly or do it four times a week if you got the content for that you know whatever but be try to be consistent and in my own podcast. I have to say that that I am the king of inconsistencies. So but for this one we we try to stay consistent. Also like if you're gonna be doing in something a certain amount of times a week but you feel like you're getting burnt out. Don't just post episodes. Whenever are you finally got them done? Maybe just take a step back in general and cutback took one episode a week or two episodes a week or something like that are one episode of month. Whatever it is as long audie stays good? Because that's my biggest issue is I will happily have them say hair skin week. Were replaying this episode as opposed to putting out some some subpar. Right and. That's that's ring instead. Yeah that's usually why I don't stay consistent because I sometimes just don't have the content for it yup or I don't have the attitude for it and so I just let everybody know that listens to my shows that it comes out when they're done right. You get an episode when you get enough and of course I'm advanced hobbyist. I'm not trying to make a living at this. You know as far as my own podcast. It's it's just something I do because I enjoy it in also helps me professionally and then don't stop during the holidays. We talked about that for a second but You know prerecord record. If you have to keep the content coming over the holiday period you know. The biggest growth period is from December. Fifteenth to January fifteenth every year. We watch it every year. The consumption level on podcast goes sky high during that time and acquiring new listeners. During the time where everybody's off work everybody's traveling or you know they get a new device rather staying at the in laws house and wake up at four in the morning because it can't sleep airplane with their device. You never know you'RE GONNA pick up people so keep the content coming and of course if you need help staying consistent you can always do that with blueberry blueberry pro production over at blueberry pro dot com blueberry specific stuff. Yeah we've got a little bit of that that going on for sure. Oh Yeah Big One right. Oh yeah power. Press eight point one the next version coming out soon would date. But it's in testing now. I have a website there that I've broken a couple of terms but it gets all fixed now and hopefully it'll be coming out soon but what we did was as we got rid of the simple mode. I'm happy to hear that. Yeah the problem was simple mode. It was a good idea but it wasn't. You Know I. In in my opinion it wasn't executed. Exactly right because you could stay in simple mode and you know the first question us and support have to ask ask are you in simple mode or are you an advanced mode In the settings because the settings are different for each mode so we really want you to switch to advance so I feel like people would never know. Yeah and that's exactly right Luna. Oh you know. And then you know that that's what you get and that's cool but We're going to remove that obstacle so what it is is we're we're going into this thing called getting started and it's GonNa be a menu and our press added a power press but it's also automatically going to fire up the first time you installed APP or the plug it in a as you're getting started exactly and so the first time you go into into the power press settings you're going to be in that getting started mode minutes and we're going to tell you okay you need. You need to have this. You need to have that you need to have this other thing have links never to how to do that. And then the next time you go in there you'll be in the advanced mode where you can go in and tweak and add the you know the extra stuff that you might want tune and so it'll be a whole lot easier for us and support whole bunch easier for you guys getting started and I think my biggest thing with it was when we were making this change from simple advanced getting started was. We're only asking people for the critical required information here. Once we get this then it goes down a different path of. How do you continue with what you're trying to do? Because we wanna I just give it like an evil an even level playing field for everyone to start with the plug right and and we're going to do a Webinar. Women are on this once it comes out. We'll announce that one wants it comes out 'cause we don't win it'll come out but soon it'll be a big one for sure. Yes we're going to do a Webinar and explain explain how that works. In some of the other new features that may or may not be included in that version. And we're rapidly approaching eight point. Three he is going to be the the big In a final of this this You I update that we're doing on power press slowly but surely I saw a mockup above eight point three. The other Dave's pretty awesome. Okay yeah so Christie's doing that for us You expert we need and as we'll talk about in support you I think but are blogging team over at power press podcast DOT com currently Louis. That's moving just like this is moving. Yes you know but currently it's over there while the link to it but an article about MP four floor or in for a versus MP three and how many podcasters are using either format and all that so pretty interesting Looks like right now. It's forty three percent of all PODCASTS ARE MP three thirty nine percent R. M. for a which is apple's a C format and then fourteen percent are other which usually means wrong or video. I can't can't use Wales. What does apple want? Apple doesn't really care to be honest with you. the thing with MP threes. It is the most compatible. Oh is people when I ask yeah. We'll spotify does not take. MP threes native or does not take him for as natively So what they I have to do like On other hosts they Trans Code that him for a into an MP three four spotify or spotify does that themselves. It's like you know with our case they do it themselves. So few submit an M. for a through blueberry currently and this is going to change but currently it it gets trans coded M. P. Three for spotify. And you know when they ingested into their system when we go pass through we're going to do the conversion I believe. Okay I'm not positive but it'll all work it's GONNA work out like but it you know it's better to start with MP three is you know this kind of the conclusion. I came into reading the article and just being around forever You know using the most compatible format is generally the best way to go you know yeah a. m. for a or a C format files. Maybe if you if you're a real statsky can you know. Look at all the pretty things. Things charts and graphs that. Yeah in for a might be technically better but not that much better and yeah I just. I really don't understand sandwich. Someone would feel the need to use that format. There's a certain host out there. That's free and very big. Currently that uses that format so yeah but that's not a reason why to use it but like if someone is not using we shall not name said host thin. Why why would you WANNA use that? Like why would that be the episode that you would output and then upload well a lot of people use garage band that comes a free on the MAC and garage been without without tweaking anything puts out for a also doesn't MP three right but you got to not do that and a lot of people just want to record. Forget about got it which I understand and like I said technically the 'em for a might be a better format you know if you look at all the all the Geeky stuff but to you know so you know back in the day of VCR's. I know dating myself but Betamax VHS Betamax was a superior tape but vhs was the standard that went away and that's the same thing with MP three and four a m foray is probably technically better but MP three is a standard and so why not stick with the standard right yeah. That's that's what I'm GonNa Continue to toe people in the have have them look at the data and see small percentage if they think that it's necessary just how send them that direction them while you can do this. It's not as Compatible with all the other podcasting systems out there as well as grossly unnecessary. Yeah Y. Why have it trans coded to get on spotify when you don't have to you know just an MP three and they'll take it as is all right so On the twenty six the list months. We're going to have a special episode of this podcast. So next week will be a normal episode. Todd should be back probably from Columbus if I remember correctly and then the following week will be special episode. You'll hear you'll hear several voices that you haven't heard yet. Yes and then back to normal normal following episode. I believe that's on the third second second. Yeah so we should have normal episode on the second who the hosts will be but I should be here and speaking of holiday schedules. And we're just like we're not just like APPA. We're a lot smaller still named after after a fruit but anyway the holiday schedule. We're ready to go on vacate. You need a vacation bad. No not really really. It's about anyway so December twenty fourth. We're GONNA do a half day. Let's Christmas Eve we're GONNA be eight. AM to noon. Roughly on on the toy fifth. Course we're going to be off and on the twenty six back to normal. I won't be here. Some of us are taken vacation some And and then December thirty first. We're going to be another half day. Be Done at noon. Salt eastern time bio in New York time and then on January first. Were off off in January. Second Act normal. That's the theory anyway. Of course some of since support tend to to work at all hours. Listen we're not supposed to do whatever I for sure will end up working on things while I'm out but it's all things that don't involve customers things that I will avoid the public and be able to get some kind of side pet projects on on my own so that brings us.

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Podcasts can now win Pulitzer Prizes

Podcast Insider

01:33 min | 1 year ago

Podcasts can now win Pulitzer Prizes

"Found most the news this week. So I'll let you lead on this. I did okay So the first one was about the Pulitzer Prize and they added had a new experimental category and they definitely use the word experimental meeting that. We don't know if this is gonNA stick around but the new category is is called audio reporting specifically nonfiction because they've had audio books in the past but they've really seen the growth in reporters and even not reporters doing shows that are standing up. So that's like for the newsy breath type podcasts. And you know just a basic reports maybe on a single report on a bigger podcast or something like that but you know basically the same as would be for You know a radio reporter television reporter. Yeah I'm kind of assuming a big jump IMP. Intrigue Crime in the past few years was a draw behind this. Yeah well it's very cool and so few WANNA put your name in the Hat Free Pulitzer Prize. That's now available. I mean not sounds like a pretty bad ass like thing to win I would go for for it go for. That's more like something. You're awarded good of course but you know do good content uh-huh maybe somebody will put you in for

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"oconnor" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

02:12 min | 1 year ago

"oconnor" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network

"Security of course in case you doesn't win. There should be an investigation at this point. I mean there's two Sherry well put I love it. Good job said this was tremendous. I appreciate it and we'll I appreciate the insights toward young people and not even they don't have to be young young they can be any age to get involved in the game and having in on the bloodstock side. Yeah great thanks so much said Fernando everybody work thoroughbred consultants. We'll take a break here. Top of the Hour Matt O'Connor is well. Congratulations on on on graduating here. And we'll look forward to senior Florida. Thank you appreciate. What what? What's the barn colors? What what's your attack of Red Navy Blue White Red Navy blue and white? We have website up and be O'Connor racing chew here. Let's let's get let's give everybody the Let's give everybody all that information. Go ahead say it again. It's O'Connor racing dot com nice ace. We'll get we'll pull up the website and then for those that In terms of following you on twitter it's also and also connor racing that's that's smart and Looking forward looking forward to getting saddled in that first winter absolutely and it'll come soon appreciate you Kamya not at all mad at a pleasure. Let's take a break. We'll come right back hammer GONNA sit in we've got I think visit coming up with Joe Longo and Michael Dickinson disappeared. I was GONNA Dickinson down Because I wanted to kind of Fill out the second half of some of the things that we discussed yesterday today in our session but baffert and and pletcher are holding. Everybody captivated in the in the big in the big room back to two two sides. We've only got about forty five minutes left unbelievable back after this.

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