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Fresh update on "obama" discussed on Papo de Fotógrafo
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John Boehner's Memoir: An Insightful Vulgarity-Filled Political Perspective
"John boehner of ohio would like to know that many years in congress and five years as speaker of the house did not change him at all. I listen. I'm just remainder guy who used to have a big job and i've actually One of my Accomplishments was walking out of congress after twenty five years pretty much being the same jackass that walked in more bainer. Says he just tried to be himself. The cover of on the house shows him sitting in what looks like a bar holding a glass of red wine. He is the son of a cincinnati bar owner. He never minded having a glass and disregarded a house ban on smoking. He writes like a guy chatting in a bar and talks of his experience including his experience with fellow. Republicans using so much vulgarity. That it would be hard for him to do a reading here on the radio. All of which leaves a question. How did this mainstream midwestern republican and up so distant from the party quite recently lead. Do you really think that if you were running for office today in the republican party you couldn't get elected. Oh i haven't got a pretty tough time. Like i said i'm a conservative republican. But i'm not crazy. Beaner was elected to the house in one thousand. Nine hundred ninety. He became speaker in two thousand ten as republicans captured the house. With the help of tea party activists opposed to barack obama. The first black president bainer lead their efforts to derail obama's spending proposals. But in retrospect he says many of his colleagues didn't care about spending or government debt. They just cared about creating quote chaos on. The house is a story of a leader trying to stay in front of his followers.
Biden, predecessors mourn Prince Philip
"President Biden is among world leaders morning prince Philip's passing he was the president says the nation since Queen Elizabeth it's deep condolences honoring the prince's service ended charity what the seventy eight year old president calls an extraordinary and longer life we never slowed down at all China in statements both President Bush and Obama cited the prince's wit and warmth president trump says Philip define the British dignity and grace calling his death an irreplaceable loss Sager mag ani Washington
Backlash Grows Against Georgia Voting Law
"Democrats have made voting rights. Or at least what they referred to as voting rights a centerpiece of their agenda over the last few months. I've i've phrase it that way not to be. Tendentious highlight the fact that the rhetoric around this issue from democrats would suggest that. What's at issue is whether a vast number of people will be disenfranchised when in reality if you look at hr one. They're big voting rights bill in the congress or if you look at something like the reason voting rights bill that passed in georgia which progressives are outraged by the those are not quite the stakes. What's perhaps most notable about all this. You might expect a political party to overstate their case here. But now you have the media at corporations lining up in lockstep with that narrative to the point where major league baseball all-star game out of atlanta because of the new georgia law. As if it was the reimposition of jim crow what's your takeaway from the the backlash that the left is sort of engineered here over the past week or so. Well we know. It's not an empirical worry on the part of corporate america and the left over disenfranchisement of voters because in the two thousand eight and two thousand twelve election to take one example in states that were more restrictive. I e colorado delaware joe biden's home state which is seen basically runs black registered. Voters voted in the higher percentage of than did white voters. So why did they do that if it was restrictive and they did it because they wanted to vote for barack obama. And that's number one so we know that that's not true that the georgia law anything comparable to it restricts black voters
Biden Pressured to Restore Boundaries of National Monuments in Utah
"Confirmed interior secretary Deb Holland is traveling to Utah shall meet with tribes and elected leaders, and the focus is on the future of the Bears, Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments. Former President Donald Trump dramatically slashed protections for these monuments. President Biden issued an executive order to review that move and his administration is under pressure to restore their boundaries. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports. Former congresswoman from New Mexico. Deb Holland is the nation's first indigenous interior secretary. And in the four Corners region, there's a lot of anticipation among tribes about her official visit to the Bears Ears National Monument. When President Obama designated it giving it enhanced federal land protections. He cited its cultural significance. Land is rich with cliff dwellings, pictographs as well, A sacred camping and burial grounds. This is our chapel. This is our place of worship. Had Gonzalez Rogers runs the Bears ears inter tribal coalition representing five sovereign tribes. Ah, Holland alone doesn't have the authority to restore the monument's original boundaries. But he sees her visit as symbolic in FAC in the first kind of the world. I think it's less than 30 days of Secretary Holland on being in office, she has had more engagement more action than the previous 1300 days. When former president Trump downsized bears ears by 85% and cut the nearby Grand Staircase Escalante and nearly half tribe sued that court battle is on hold after President Biden's latest executive order calling for another review. Utah Republicans, including Governor Spencer Cox, are pressuring the administration to put a bill through Congress. Can we give on some issues? Can they give on some issues? Can we Can we come to a peaceful resolution of this? So we're not fighting this battle every year for 20 years, 25 years IN 1996, President Clinton designated the Grand Staircase Monument without consulting Utah leaders summer still fuming about what they saw as a loss and ranching and mining opportunities.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
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World Powers Seek to Bring U.S. Back Into Iran Nuclear Deal
"I'm anthony davis officials from five world powers began a new effort on tuesday to try to bring the united states back into the foundering 2015 nuclear deal. They signed with iran. A delicate diplomatic dance that needs to balance the concerns and interests of both washington and tehran. The meeting in vienna of envoys. From russia germany france britain and iran came as the. Us was due to start. Its own in direct talks with iran. It would be one of the first signs of tangible progress in efforts to return both nations to the accord which restricted iran's nuclear program in return for relief from us and international sanctions following the closed meetings of the signatories to the deal known as the joint comprehensive plan of action russia's delegate mikhail early nov tweeted the initial talks were successful in two thousand eighteen then president donald trump pulled the us unilaterally out of the accord opting for what he called a maximum pressure campaign involving restored and additional american sanctions since then. Iran has been steadily violating restrictions in the deal. The amount of enriched uranium that it can stockpile and the purity to which it can be enriched tehran's moves have been calculated to pressure the other nations in the deal to do more to offset crippling. Us sanctions reimposed under trump us. President joe biden. Who was vice president. Onto barack obama when the original deal was negotiated has said he wants to bring the
Life on the Border: The Political Backstory to Family Separation
"The battle over the trump administration's zero tolerance policy on. Immigration is intensifying with lawmakers in both parties condemning. It as cruel and inhumane. Let's go back a few years to twenty eighteen hours. The spring of twenty eighteen that was president. Trump adopted a so called zero tolerance policy on immigration. This policy would separate families at the. Us mexico border. Children were separated from their parents between april nineteen. The trump white house said that they wanted these separations to be a deterrent to other people thinking about crossing but as we now know. The trump administration didn't actually have a plan to reunite those families that it separates outrage across the country. Do you agree that we need to take care of. Those children are picking your that evening. I'm erin burnett out front tonight. Chaos more than twenty eight hours. After president trump signed an executive order to end his own policy of separating parents and children at the southern border of the united states. The kids as far as we know are still separated and no one in the president. Trump ended his own policy later that summer just months after putting that policy into place that policy may have ended quickly but those images remain the photos of children behind chain link fencing the audio of children crying for their parents. This was and still is an incredibly heartbreaking story and it will probably leave a mark on this country and the trump presidency for decades to come right now. Trump's successor joe biden. He says he is trying to fix it. All we're gonna work to undo the moral and national shame of the previous administration that literally not figuratively ripped from the arms of their families. Their the mothers and fathers at the border with no plan. It sounds great right but as soon as you really start to look you realize. Donald trump was not alone that policy of family separation in some cases it happens before trump as well and they come in through their family just to pay built cages. You know they used to say. I built the cages and then they had a picture in a certain newspaper. There was a picture of these horrible cages and they said look at these gauges president trump built them and then it was determined. There were built in two thousand fourteen. That was him that him is former president. Barack obama and i'm this one. Trump is right sort of
Norwegian Cruise Lines
"I'm gary obama. john. I wanna talk about seven things that i think norwegian cruise line does better or at least different to the cruise line. It competes with norwegian cruise. Line is the third largest cruise line in the world. Based on the number of passengers it operates in the valley for money cruising category so it's been competitive carnival cruise line royal caribbean cruise line. An embassy crews are the big global competitors regionally of course it is other competitors new guess probably lines like morella for example also compete with norwegian cruise line at the time of recording. They had seventeen ships in service and they range from sort of small to medium size ships. Too large ships range for example in size from the norwegian sandwich has one thousand nine hundred thirty six passengers to norwegian escape which has four thousand two hundred and sixty six passes those will based on double occupancy so they can actually carry more passengers than that when they have kids for example sharing cabins there are also the only major international cruise line that has ship that actually flagged in the united states. And that's the price of america which is based in hawaii and sells attorneys around hawaiian the hawaiian islands. So let's take a look at what i think. They do. Better and differently. First of all freestyle cruising norwegian cruise line invented the concept of style cruising. And what they mean by that is. They built an enormous amount of choice. So there's multiple dining venues loads of bars loads of entertainment venues or range of entertainment and pretty relaxed informal service and also dress code so it's very informal freestyle cut of you cater and do what you wanna do with lots of lots of choices you can pick and choose what you want to do. So that's what that actually means from a practical perspective from a dining perspective. They have huge amount of choice. Both into a fait you will have some dining included. So you'll have the main dining room option with multiple. Dining times you'll have a buffet dining option and then they'll normally be one other sort of more specialty restaurant which is included within the face. For example on my most recent norwegian cruise line cruise is on the uncle. It was actually the local so that was included within the fair
Texas AG says we know what works to stop migrant crisis
"The surgeon migrants back that thanks the border to Melissa is causing Markovsky many for concerns, getting us especially fired up when about it comes exercise. to the spread of covert 19. I'll turn Texas now to Attorney another General woman who Ken surely Paxton can motivate on Fox us News a woman this who decided morning, just three years says ago that We she'd know make what a good works to state stop the crisis representative. of the border President And Trump made put a in place great a model. run I think at the worse. position. First of She all, he also said. sat Don't behind come to a radio me started building microphone a wall. for years Three, and Kayla he told well, people stay I'm in talking Mexico about before Dana they Steele, went through and their I am hearing, very thrilled and he also to get a few let minutes Border of her patrol time. do their job. And Welcome so I think to 50. that Plus, model Dana we know it worked because the 50. search Plus, stopped when did that happen? and the numbers You know what? Yesterday came down. was my And 44th with the old anniversary policies of signing of on Obama, the radio Biden it his implant down. Gosh, We're back to square wow. one. Accident There now 300 and 44 girls years housed ago yesterday in a facility I was like, Oh, in my north God. Houston How for did that illegal happen? migrant The 44 Children picked years and up radio at the
MLB Pulls All-Star Game From Atlanta, Georgia, in Response to Voting Law
"Very different takes on Major League baseball's decision to move its All Star game out of Atlanta. While former President Trump is urging baseball fans to boycott the sport, former President Obama is applauding the action tweeting in part There's no better way for America's past time to honor the great Hank Aaron, Georgia's Republican governor, says the knee jerk reaction to the state's new voting laws will hurt Atlanta's economy. Major League Baseball has folded up and cave to the cancel culture and a bunch of liberal lies. Democrats say the new laws will adversely impact black voters. America's listening to
Scoop: Kids' border surge expected to last 7+ months
"I Heart radio. You're listening to the daily dive on use radio. Tell you f L, A welcome back to the Daily Dive Weekend edition. Finally, for this week, the surge of migrants of the border continues as expected to possibly less seven months as projections for September by Customs and border protection is anywhere from 22,000 to 25,000 migrants crossing the border. The administration is trying to get control over the situation. But the message is not reaching migrants and smugglers. Reuters recently spoke to over a dozen self identified smugglers to see how and why unaccompanied minors are crossing the border. In many cases, these smuggling operations can cost thousands for the migrants as they're transported by a variety of ways, even by plane. For more on how these smugglers air getting it done will speak to Laura got Steiner, Reuters correspondent based in Mexico, But some of the migration that we're seeing in context I mean, for a number of years Now we've been seeing an increasing number of families and Children coming from Central America. This is something that we saw under the Obama administration to the Trump administration and now under the five in administration. As you mentioned as well. Migration trends tend to be seasonal. So migration tends to pick up in January and February and then go through until you start to get the sub warmer summer months, And then it becomes more dangerous. So you know, it is definitely the case that there are more Migrants, particularly families and unaccompanied Children traveling to the U. S border than we've seen in previous months at the same time, you know, we saw a huge increase in the number of families and unaccompanied minors as well coming in 2019. So this is something that Really spans a number of different U. S administrations from both parties we wanted to speak is as you mentioned two smugglers to understand the trends of how these Children are getting to the U. S. Border. Because it certainly striking. Of course, as you hear stories of unaccompanied Children, Children without their parents or their legal guardians, including some very young Children arriving to the borders we wanted to understand, you know. How are they traveling? Who were they traveling with? How much does it cost for them to be traveling? And where are their parents? Because I think there's often this sense that the parents are all in Central
MPs claim it could be discriminatory to have Covid vaccine passports
"The concerns about vaccine passports tend to fall into two camps equity politics vaccine distribution in the. Us is already unequal. Even though racial data on covid vaccine is incomplete. Cdc numbers show that nearly two-thirds of people who received at least one dose or white. That could mean a disproportionate number of people of color being excluded from places that require a vaccine passport beyond race. There are other questions about. How axiom passports might discriminate unequal access to technology for example and there are other concerns for instance if you privilege people who are vaccinated. Are you discriminating against people who might have religious objections to get the vaccine are you. Are you discriminating against people who might have some medical condition. That makes them very nervous about getting the vaccine. So this this has emerged as a real threat and problem not just among republicans. This is a widespread bioethical concern. I did talk to zeke. Emmanuel the former advisor to the biden cova response. He worked in the obama white house a bioethicist and he said he thinks these passports coming. No matter what and that the do have value but all the bioethicists all the officials. I talked to say it's important to tread lightly here. And that's another argument not to mandate anything. Because you're further potentially widening those equity gaps that you alluded to
The Difference Between Classical Liberals and Libertarians
"What do you feel are the differences between classical liberals and libertarians. I get this question. Probably more than it's like top three when i do live. Event only did one life event last year but i will announce something a woman in essence. I would always say the simple version of this because usually when most people listening. If you're not familiar with all the terms you go libertarian. He believes in individual rights. He wants lower taxes government. Out of the way i would say the true libertarians. What i love going libertarian events. I love talking to libertarians and it always gets whittled down to. Should we have driver's licenses. Should we legalize math. And a whole bunch of other stuff and there's great intellectual exercise there and by the way you can take the libertarian thing. Really down that far road and ended up as an an cap. And you know michael malice. Why call the willy. Wonka politics is one of my favorite guests. A good buddy of mine. And i love having that philosophical debate. I think classical liberalism gives just enough like the lightest touch of government possible to allow the markets to work to allow people to be free to allow states to have rights to allow all of us to be treated equally all of those things. So you know one of the things that used to say. I used to say and this one's starting to change. Which is that the. The state has a role in public education. I went to public schools. My entire life including college and i got a good a pretty good education. I'd like to think but now if you're going to be infected by the ideas of critical race theory and everything else then should the state of any right in that and by the way that the state delivered hearings basically want that they want as much school choice as possible. you know. there's this new idea. And i had corey danjus and a couple of other people on my show on the panel on friday where we talked about this. The idea of funding students not systems. Because obviously we know that the teachers unions are too powerful. So the idea is you would give x amount to the student. And then they could figure out what school they wanna go to. We could do more charter schools and everything else
Barack Obama Is Now the Target of a Woke Mob
"Activists in chicago are protesting the renaming of chicago school. Because barack obama is a quote oppressor yeah. That's right This is from fox. News will caulkins. I think. I got the pronunciation right there. Board of education met tuesday evening debate renaming. Thomas jefferson middle school and daniel webster middle school after it was decided that historical figures either owned slaves or supported slavery one of the top contenders for thomas jefferson middle schools. New name is that of the first black president barack obama and former lady michelle but that name is drawing the ire of immigration activists and some in the latino community. Activists staged a protest outside the board meeting tuesday. We've got a quote here from edgar castellanos who's a school board member of district sixty. He said. i will not be part of renaming school after someone who did not and does not represent the undocumented community fox news went on to say the obama administration deported one point one eight one point eight million people in three years and under trump about eight hundred thousand were deported in the first three years. So barack obama did deport more illegal. People bend scary orange man. This
Reversing Trump, Pentagon to release new transgender policy
"The Pentagon is reversing trump era policies that largely banned to transgender people from serving in the military defense officials tell the AP the new regulations will allow transgender Americans who meet military standards too in the list and serve openly in their self identified gender they'll also have more access to medical care and gender transition president Biden signed an executive order days after taking office immediately banning any service members are being forced out of the military on the basis of gender identity in till twenty sixteen trans gender people could be discharged but the Obama administration changed the rules shortly after taking office Donald trump's surprise the Pentagon by tweeting trans gender troops would not be allowed to serve in any capacity Sager make ani Washington
Judge Rules New York Must Vaccinate Prisoners Immediately
"A strongly worded decision. Monday new york state supreme court justice alison to it ordered the state to immediately vaccinate incarcerated people and said officials quote irrationally distinguish between incarcerated people and people living in every other type of adult congregate facility at great risk to incarcerated people's lives during this pandemic. This comes as people who work in. New york's prisons in jails became eligible to receive the vaccine in january justice to its decision also came as governor cuomo announced only yorkers over the age of thirty canal access. The vaccine she ruled incarcerated people. Even younger than thirty should also be offered the vaccinations now. The lawsuit was filed behalf of two people. Held a new york city's rikers island jail. Twenty four year. Old obama free us and fifty two year old charles holden who lives in a dorm with forty eight of fifty beds filled with the beds inches apart the complaint says he shares quote eating spaces. Toilets sinks showers televisions telephones and recreational spaces of other incarcerated. Men at mealtime eats a communal table surrounded by other incarcerated. People cannot wear masks while they eat in short quote every aspect of daily life is communal. He's not able to practice social distancing unquote currently about ten percent of people held at rikers have covid nineteen new york. Jails about thirty four thousand people only about thirteen hundred prisoners who were senior citizens or have pre existing conditions have already been fully
Biden judicial nominees represent diverse professional backgrounds, identities
"Announced his first slate of judicial nominees, making clear he intends to fulfill his campaign pledge Ray more diverse federal bench. NPR's Nina Totenberg explains. Nine of the 11 nominees are women and nine are people of color. The nominees are also far more diverse in their professional experience, their public defenders as well as prosecutors with long experience in both civil and criminal law practice here in Washington, the president named Catan, G. Brown, Jackson and African American Trial Court Judge You feel the appeals court seat vacated by Attorney General Merrick Garland. She was on President Obama short list for the Supreme Court in 2016 and is often mentioned now as a contender should a vacancy occur. Nina Totenberg. NPR NEWS Washington Less than a
Sarah Obama, Kenyan Matriarch of Former President Obama's Family, Has Died
"And they called her mama Sarah Sarah Obama, the matriarch of former president Obama's family in Kenya, died 99 years old, at least. She was Barack Obama's step grandmother his grandfather's second wife. She'll be remembered for her work, raising money for orphans, educations and raising some of the kids herself. Kenya's president or Haru, Kenyatta's is the passing away of Mama Sarah is a big blow to the nation. She was honored by the United Nations in
Biden invites Russia, China to first global climate talks
"President. Biden is including rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Ji Jin Ping of China among the invitees to the first big climate talks of his administration. It's an event the U. S hopes will help shape speed up and deep in global efforts to cut climate wrecking fossil fuel pollution. The president is seeking to revive a US convened forum of the world's major economy. He's on climate that George W. Bush and Barack Obama both used and Donald Trump Trump let languish. It'll be held April 22nd and
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"And. The other thing that. I kind of. Take away from our childhood. I think one of the reasons we get along. So well, the fact that I never felt like I was competing with you and I think that mom and dad did a good job of. Recognizing us as individuals, and so I've tried to do that with me and Sasha is like give them a moment. You note to show me who they are right because you know like I said earlier kids come here with a certain temperament I was always feisty. I was always internal perfectionists. Sasha's temperament is different from elise that's different from Italy your daughter that's different from avery and it's like you've got to give them space and parent the kid you have not the kid you want Ray and mom and dad were good about that. So I always felt secure in who I was and fine with who you were. Right you know your success was my success I wasn't competing with you. So I'm trying my best to make sure that me and Sasha feel like they're on the same team even though there are two girls and all that their success is each other success. That's all you have that. Relationship is special. What dad showed us is that in order to build meaningful relationships with people is that you have to show up for them. Relationships whether it's sibling or parent child or friend relationships, they don't happen through. Osmosis they happen because they make a decision to be very deliberate about. Connecting with people and the connection can look like a bunch of different things. Right it can be a phone call it can be taxed. It can be a whole dinner or set of conversations what what I saw in our father was that nothing replaces getting on the phone and calling somebody showing up for somebody. I. Know that if I call you and I need you, you will call me back. Right away. Yeah you may call back and go you okay but you show up and I want to show up for you. So that's what I would tell people. Yeah. That's like we learned that you gotta show up for people. That's that's a really one. That's a really good one you have to show up is absolutely right I can always trust who you are and I don't know that everybody can say that about their siblings you know mum. That I know I know who you are through through I mean that's that's the wish that I have for all of our kids is then all of our nieces and nephews on Mike our kids that they show up in the world. I don't care who who they are, what their titles are. I don't care how much money they make I don't care whether they're famous or not I want them to show up. With, empathy with consistency with honesty you with decency and if we if we can pass onto them. Those traits that our parents passed on to us I will tap out in view us as successful old people. When the TIME COMES I WANNA. Thank you my big brother Craig for taking time to be on the PODCAST. This is been an enlightening conversation full of fun and laughter and humor, but this was really enjoyable. Love you love you. Well. As you can see, I am so grateful for the relationship that I have with my brother to be to trust him. To be able to count on him to know that he's always gonNA show up for me. That's a gift I cannot replace. And so if you have a sibling in your life whether that's by blood or by choice, I hope that you'll take some time to dig into that relationship with them too. I bet it will be as meaningful for you as it was for us. Thanks so much for listening everybody and I will talk to you again soon. The Michelle Obama podcast spotify original presented, and produced by higher ground audio and collaboration with US productions. From Higher Ground Audio Dan Firemen Anna homes, and looked Moham- are executive producers. Geneeral is our editorial assistant. Adam Saks consulting producer. From dust like productions Mitchell Yussef is the executive producer. Arwen next and Jonathan. Shift. Our. Producers. Additional production support from Mary Nov.. Jonathan Shift. Let is also our engineer. Manica Wilhelm is your kyle producer and transcriber spatial. Garcia is the dust light editorial assistant Daniel. Don Ostrov and Courtney Holt are executive producers for spotify. Special thanks to Mackenzie Smith Joe Paulson Pristina Shawki listed winter China Clayton Alex May Caroline Adler Morales. Own. Halima skull. And thanks to Clean Cut Studio Search Party Music Tyler Lechtenberg. Dylan Rupert Caroline, Lipka young creative agency, and the IRAS Aaron. Our theme music is by Stevie wonder original music by Andy Clawson, and Telly Fresco. The song you heard the beginning of the show is spaceships by tank in the BANKAS. Thanks for listening to the Michelle Obama podcast. 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"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"And political backgrounds and. WHO GREW UP Only knowing. A. Black Man as their president and I know this is frightening to some people out there that want to deny the impact of that These. Kids were raised to believe in a different kind of America and their parents were part of that instilling that belief. That all men are created equal I mean the people were teaching that around the dinner table and young women are being taught in ways now that they can do and be anything in other and they have fathers who are parenting them differently who don't believe that they should Joe, just go off and get married to the highest bidder but that they have to have their own voices and their own careers in their own autonomy. Those have been the conversations around the dinner table. These kids of all races were told that that was Merica and there's honor and truth. And now they're seeing the opposite. At. The highest levels you're seeing the very opposite of what they've been taught to be by their parents of all races. And they're seeing on social media on their phones and it is real and in and it is clear. The hypocrisy is right there. And it is hard to look away. It is hard to look away and that is change and my belief is that these kids will raise their kids differently. Assuming that we don't get so depressed downtrodden that we give up the fight. which is directly tied to voting. 'cause we roll over or we could just protest our way into oblivion. Absent the vote. But if we keep the momentum going in, send a message in this coming election of the America that we want for our kids then that next generation will be even better than we are. It is generational change and it feels a little scary now because we don't know what this is because we've been disappointed in the past right or things started to change and then. We just like with our administration. We thought we were going and run direction and didn't realize that they were still some underlying stuff going on some resentment in some beliefs and some old stories about who we were as people that were still out there. But why why wouldn't they still be out there and they don't go away by magic they go away by being replaced with other stories. So now, our challenges is that we've got to tell those stories and we have to start with telling our own. Loud and clear, and that starts with not telling it with our voice telling it with how we exist in the world by bringing our blackness and Brown and women nece to every table that we're in. We've gotTA bring it all to the table and say. Deal with it. Let's talk about it. Why does it bother you? Why are you afraid? But if we're hiding it and we make a comfortable, well our. Our white brethren never have to adjust because we're not asking them to So. We gotTA start asking him adjust. I can't be your only black friend. Where are the others? It has been a pleasure having you guys here on him. So proud of you. Happy Well as you can see, I am proud to count on China and Kristen and you nee in so many ways they are thoughtful empathetic and just plain old grave I am so incredibly impressed and proud by the women they become and are still becoming. And that's why I'm so grateful to count them as my friends the little sisters I've never had. So if you have some special people in your life, especially, if you're a little bit older than they are I, hope you'll take some time to talk with them and in here what's on their mind especially as we navigate this complex and draining process of wrestling with racial injustice? Even if you just listen especially if you just listen. Because this process of growth and understanding isn't something that's going to happen on social media with a bunch of memes in tweets and Lord knows our politics are not the best avenue for these kind of conversations but if we can reach out. And share our stories and allow each other to be a little vulnerable. Didn't maybe we can make some progress person by person relationship a relationship. Thanks so much for listening everyone, and we will talk again soon. The Michelle Obama podcast is a spotify original presented and produced by higher ground off Aaron collaboration with US light productions. From Higher Ground Audio Dan Fireman Anna homes, and look demo- Han are executive producers. Chennai memorable is editorial assistant. Adam saks is are consulting producer. From us like productions Michel Yussef. Producer Arwen next and Jonathan Shift let are the producers additional production support from Mary NAF. Jonathan Chifflet is also our engineer. Manica. Wilhelm. Is the archival producer and transcriber Rachel. Garcia is the dust light editorial assistant, Danielle AC, Don Ostrov, and Courtney hold are executive producers for spotify. Special, thanks to Mackenzie Smith Joe Paulson Christina Schalke Melissa Winter China Clayton Alex May Carolina Other Morales and Motto Skull and thanks to Clean Cut Studio Search Party Music Tyler Lechtenberg Dylan Rupert Caroline Lipka young creative agency and Dr. on his Aaron. Our theme music is by Stevie wonder original music by Andy Clawson and Telly Fresco. The song you heard at the beginning of the show is made it by Tian Taylor. Thanks for listening to the Michelle Obama podcast. Thanks to our sponsor salesforce with the right inspiration. Anyone can be a leader. That's why salesforce created the make chain series. Each installment is a chance to learn from business leaders and activists who are using their platforms. To make a difference. You'll learn how the turn ideas into actions and gained valuable insight for how you can to to view the series head to salesforce dot com slash make change..
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"So I wanNA thank Valery not just for joining me today but for everything she's been for me in my life and for so many people who've worked for her and with her over the years as you can tell, she is someone that understands to her core that when you make it in this world, you have got to reach back and lift up other folks who will one day step into your shoes and that doesn't just mean if you're in the White House or the C. Suite or any lofty position. It also means taking on the responsibility anytime. You've got someone out there who's looking up to you. Maybe you start at your job couple months before the newest higher maybe there's someone in the great behind you who's looking for some sport. Maybe. There's a kid growing up down the street who just likes the way you carry yourself. No matter who it is or where it is what it is you have an opportunity and a responsibility to make those kinds of connections. And if you find yourself. For, someone to learn from and lean on. My advice is to take that first step of introducing yourself to the folks rounding. Ask Them for coffee for set up a meeting ask them whatever questions you have on your mind. Do whatever you need but just make sure you do it. Because once you start a conversation, there is no telling where it might end up. So, thanks again for listening. Talk to you soon. The. Michelle Obama podcast is a spotify original presented and produced by higher ground audio in collaboration with dust light productions. From Higher Ground, audio Dan Firemen, Anna homes, and looked demo- han are executive producers. Janine memorable is our editorial assistant. Adam saks is are consulting producer. From dust like productions Michel Yussef is the executive producer, Arlen next and Jonathan. Shift Flett, are the producers Additional production support from Mary NAF. Jonathan Chifflet is also our engineer. Manica Wilhelm is the archival producer and transcriber Rachel Garcia is thus light editorial assistant Daniel. Act Don Ostrov and Courtney Holt are executive producers for spotify. Special thanks to Mackenzie Smith Joe Paulson Christina Schalke Melissa Winter China Clayton Alex May Carolina Other Morales. Skull and thanks to Clean Cut Studio Search Party music, Tyler Lechtenberg, Dylan, Rupert, Caroline, Lipka, young, creative agency, and Dr on his Aaron. Our theme music is by Stevie wonder original music by Andy Clawson and telly fresco. The song you heard the beginning of this show is the night song by Raven Linney. Thanks for listening to the Michelle Obama podcast. Thanks to our sponsor salesforce with sales forces make change series. You'll find strategies for transformation and learn about the innovative strategies. Business executives are using to improve the state of the world here how to turn thought leadership into action and get inspired to use your platform for change. View. The series had to salesforce dot com slash make change..
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"What you describe in your approach and your marriage, you know just speaks to why we have to learn to cultivate empathy. In people in our children because you need it to be successful in life in relationships because what you were talking about is essentially saying looking at the person you love in the eye and going I have to understand your context. So I can understand where that frustration where that anger where that joy is coming from and then speak to that. You know one of the things it makes me think about is that when you're in a marriage you do. Not Have the luxury of making the person in other you just don't have that luxury because you have to make this work. Yeah. There's the nuclear option of I'm out. Let's get a lawyer but a lot of people do that a lot of people do that. But for the most part, even people that have gone through a divorce have to still see that other person as a person and we've all had really good friends that have done really stupid things. And we've stuck with them because they're our friends and because it's a human being to us whereas if we were just hearing about them on MSNBC or Fox News, we could dismissed them. If, if we wanted to and I think it's just about being really close to someone you don't have that luxury you don't have the luxury of. You have to work it out. You just have to you. One of the reasons why I'm having these conversations about the importance of relationship in defining ourselves is that the core of who we are is built up of all these pieces our relationship with ourself our relationship with our family, our siblings, our spouses, our peers are co workers, you all of that conceptualizes us and gives us substance, but we don't take time to explore that to understand it. To understand how it impacts us. As a comedian you're whole profession requires insight, right? you observe and understand, and then interpret in a funny way what is going on in the world around us And we just can't take that for granted that work has to be done. i. i WanNa thank you Coenen for Oh my God. This is your incite. Yeah. Well, pick and choose the ones you lying and. Throw away the rest but Thank you. Thanks for having me. I had so much fun with Conan. Hopefully you did too. For those of you who are married, maybe you heard something that rang true and for those of you aren't I hope that conversation gave you a sense of what marriage might actually feel like or what you might WanNa be looking for in a partner. But no matter what I hope this conversation gave you a chance to listen not to me in Conan but to yourself to that little voice that tells you if there's something you want to work on or work through with yourself or with your partner, those realizations open you up to journeys that aren't always easy. But. They are always always worth it. So, with that I just went. Thank you for joining me Conan and thank you all for joining me for this part of our journey together. I will talk to you again very soon. Take care. Michelle Obama podcast is a spotify original presented and produced by higher ground audio and collaboration with a slight productions. From Higher Ground Audio Dan Firemen Anna homes, and looked Mohan are executive producers. Today memorable is our editorial assistant. Adam Saks is consulting producer from dust light productions, Michel Yussef is the executive producer. Win, next and Jonathan Shift are the producers additional production support from Mary NAF. Johnson shift is also our engineer. Manica Wilhelm is the archive will producer and transcriber breach Garcia is the dust light editorial assistant Daniel Ac don, Ostrov, and Courtney hold are executive producers for spotify. Special. Thanks to Mackenzie Smith. Joe Paulson Christina Schalke Melissa Winter China Clayton Alex May Carolina other. Morales, and Madan Halima skull. And thanks to Clean Cut Studio Search Party Music Tyler Lechtenberg Dylan Rupert Caroline Lipka Young Creative Agency and Dr on his Aaron our theme music is by Stevie wonder original music by Andy Clawson and Telly Fresco. The song you heard at the beginning of this show is love me right by sister. Thanks for listening to.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"During our white. House. Time one of the the the programs that I was most proud of was our mentoring program that we had in the white. House You know we didn't make that public because that was something that That we wanted to do because we felt we had an obligation of living in the most famous powerful address in the land. What were we doing the as the first lady and his senior advisors to the President Women in this administration? What were we doing to actively lift up young people not working for us or interning with us but you know young young women in high school who were trying to find their way and we started the white. House. Mentoring program and Barack had a companion program for young men. But you were played a big role. You were one of the you know more powerful and more important. Mentors. I'll tell you a story. I'm not even sure I've ever shared this with you. But the first group of Mentese that we brought in were all down on the first floor ground level of the residents waiting to be invited up to to meet you. And I walked from the West Wing on my way to the reception luncheon that we had for them, and so I had to walk through the crowd and they were they were so emotional about meeting you. Many of them were in tears. Typical teenage girls had no control over their emotions because you weren't there. They felt free to just a hobby and screaming and they were a hot mess before they went him. Smith. But they compose themselves to go upstairs in what I remember. So vividly about you and you have talked about this a lot. Is it for the moment they met you. You are so present in their life. And you you've talked about the fact that you don't know whether families were present. What kind of circumstances they were living in all you knew is it for that time that you connected with them you wanted them to know that. You've. Out. UTHA. and. You could just feel them relaxed because at all, she's a Muslim she's just like normal. and. So I think the program it was about the intimacy of that connection. And that was the piece of it that I enjoyed hearing their stories and you know teenage girls they'll talk you just have to like Oh. Yeah. Why I'm up but that and the thing the program did you know the reason why? I like formal mentorship programs especially with young people, it takes time for them to warm up and to reveal themselves. It doesn't happen over the course of a meeting I don't. Care, how open you are our mentorship program was heightened version of that these young kids were being brought into the White House and they were meeting with the first lady at the time and that was really heady but that's true for any you know relationship with young people it takes them a second to ease into themselves to start opening up because they don't know what they can trust you just because you're. The first lady just because they don't like minded parliament as I don't know these people I don't know if they're serious I don't know if they'll be here. I don't know so. So the consistency of formalized mentorship program, it reinforces to young people that you're serious about your investment in them, and my point would to them always was if you can walk into the White House and look the first lady in. The eye with confidence and share your thoughts and ideas and share some popcorn and laugh. If you know if you can feel your growth getting comfortable in the most powerful house in the land, there's nothing you can't do. There's no place you can't go 'cause you've been to the mountaintop and you've looked power in the eye and and you were part of this mentoring can be that powerful and formal consistent mentoring. Can Change the trajectory of a child's life. We have seen it again and again, and again even if they don't end up in a certain place, it changes the fabric of how they see themselves in the world and my thing is if we could do it in the White House under some challenging times I know that every corporation every bank, every office. You know everybody out there can think of a way to do something formalized like that for the young people in their communities. And I will say one of the thing outside of the formal mentorship program that you that you to did is it when you touched people, it was never the drive by some example when you embroiled Gwen to Indian country and you meet those teenagers who had. Suffered so much the suicide rate in the high school I know is off the charts and what did you do you invited them back to the White House not once but again, then we wouldn't Chicago and and Barack with a group of. Students were High Park High School. In this becoming a man program before they even wasn't my brother's keeper and then he invited them to the White House around Father's Day and I'll never forget one of them gave him a card it said. It was a follow say card they actually they also sign the cart and one of the kids said to him. You know I've never signed a father's Day. Card anybody. And Brock said needed. Well the powerfulness of that moment in those young.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"Make change. So let's talk about the state of things now. Sort of we are because, yes, we are still in the midst of a semi quarantine ish because the world is responding differently that, but we believe in science. So we are still taking the corona virus very seriously but we're also in a time learn. Once again, we are dealing with racial strife, blatant signs of injustice things that people naively thought were all taken care of issues that had gone away in America and around the world and low and behold here they are black men, black people still being killed on the streets black folks poor, folks, Brown folks dying at higher rates from a virus and not much going on. Let's check in how are you feeling as young women women of? Color, I'm angry. I think I'm more angry at the fact that so many people like. Ignore what's going on right I feel this responsibility to no longer stay quiet right like things that bothered me or the fact that people want to ignore because they don't know what to say to just be like this is what it is. I'm a black woman you are going to recognize what is going on and how I'm feeling you don't have to your experience, not my experience and I would like I know that you're going to address it I think for me. It's interesting because this is Kinda like the first time I. Feel like I've been physically in a room with you guys. Since this all happened and you guys this my grandfather who was a black man passed away from covid. As a family we're dealing with that for six weeks, the ups and downs of that whole experience. You Know My GRANDPA was ninety four. He lived a long life and there are hundreds of thousands of people who have family members who passed away who are young. I'm angry too I go through these really interesting moments of like trauma I think and we texted a little bit about this but there's this. Trauma of just being black in America that you're seeing on social media, there's trauma of watching people kill you people who look like you based on how? They look and having a brother who you know God forbid he ever got pulled over is not gonNA have Chil-. He's not going to be somebody who as brother is an either plenty of my friends brothers aren't then also the trauma like watching white people process it. Has Been It. That's sent me over. There've literally been days in the past weeks where I have been watching. Social Media. There was this one clip that was floating around in this really brave young girl. She's a teenager. She was a white girl trying to convince her parents not to be racist like that black people weren't all. Whatever adjective they wanted to come up with. I literally had a panic attack for about fifteen seconds and then has pulled together for a call to get on a call. And so justice idea that like the humanity of people was being discussed or defended or debated that that's a conversation that we don't have that we've never had. So I'm tired I'm exhausted I will just 'cause we'll be vulnerable. I'm probably like Elizabeth wrote about this in her Essay Elizabeth. lizzie killing it in the New Yorker But you know that we probably all have very low great depression. The that is obvious from insecure the TV show, which is brilliant and I think they do a great job addressing not just mental health directly but also this low grade like we're just not happy nobody's happy in our community. And yes I'm exhausted ally and I'm trying to work what has been helpful is. I do feel like our agency right now is doing important work. We employ black people by the grace of God are we've been able to stabilize our business through Kobe? We've been able to pay our workers every paycheck which is really important to be an Ra and we continue to get work in be able to continue to employ people of color. So that feels good. That feels meaningful that fills significant an important that keeps me going why get out of bed but. It's a lot and I think it's a lot to be quarantined and not be able to be in conversation with loved ones. We typically would be in this room right now. Well, that's why this this podcast is important. Yeah. because hopefully, it will give people an opportunity to hear to listen to process to share China I see you write notes over there. I think for me a feeling that I haven't been able to shake is guilt. And it's guilt when it comes to the coronavirus because I feel like I'm now at a place where I'm a few steps removed from my old hood and I know that there are people in that neighborhood who may not bounce back I have the opportunity to bounce back from and feel guilty because of that because I'm not in that same position anymore. There's a guilt that comes with. The you know the the protest and seeing you know these black folks being abused and killed by police officers because. I'm trying I'm trying to process why. When I initially saw these videos of the Sandra Bland's Fil. Why I didn't feel the same anger and hurt you know when I first saw them that I'm feeling now and I think a lot of that has to do with the pandemic in the mere fact that I am forced to sit in it and sit with it whereas before it was business as usual. You saw it you're like damn another one and then you kept going. But right now since everything is at a standstill, you know I'm processing these things a little bit more in depth than I ever have before and there's a guilty feeling there. There's a guilty feeling of. Feeling as if I've failed Gen Z. Because I wasn't out there protesting and making sure the stuff was corrected prior to them being involved Emam you and I had this conversation. Of just the mere fact that the world was a little different back then we thought we were headed in the right direction. Things felt a little better. So my my activism back then was being part of your husband's campaign getting him in the White House and making sure he was elected you know but. I just feel very guilty. What do we do as black women.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
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Charter, member charter member. But you at least have experienced that point on parenting that I'm at where kids are. Well, we were supposed to be empty nesters. But. How does it feel Craig Seeing, Adrian? Leslie. You're older adults you know to see them at the end of that cycle with all the hard work that we talked about all the love all the the teaching and the caring to see them then. Enter. Into the world because every is a grown man will now now that I can sort of look back on what it's like to raise adult kids kids who have become adults I realize what mom used to always say to us about. I'm just GonNa give you all I can up and then at a certain point you guys are on your own and to to have two that are on their own and able to take care of themselves. They both are are capable and and there are good people in good relationships. There's a sense you know Kelly I talk about this all the time. There's a sense of satisfaction that we've got those two going and it really makes us feel good about the little to for us. There was that just that emotion when it's like the actual goodbye I mean the process getting them ready and dropping them off. College was the next natural. They, they had outgrown everything else about their lives and they were ready to go and you know that and that felt good if but there is that La- that actual when you leave them, drop them somewhere and you leave your loss and you pull off. With Maleeha you know we we held it together. You know sort of. We have broken two different ways of dealing with that and. I just had a list of things to do I was unpacking the room we're making the bed were cleaning were getting the dorm room ready we had things we were you know I was occupied and Barack was he was all out of it because he really didn't have a job you know. So we had we had to give him a like a make job like, hey, why don't you try to put this lamp together like the lamp was already put together you know it really does needed to be screwed and. Yeah and he he was thinking. Yes. This assignment and then he realized this is just make work. He completed assignment and like five minutes and then he was like you know okay. Now what. But we took me to to lunch and then we were leaving 'cause you know with all that we brought to college campus having us stay longer was not going to be helpful. So we were pretty much in and out in fact they let her move in a day early too so that you know are commotion wouldn't be in the midst of everyone else moving in that moment when she left the restaurant and we got in our car to go the airport, we tried to hold it in and then I heard Barack over the side just to. You know that SORTA. Yeah you know and and Alan his agent passed a handkerchief back to a music. Thanks man. and we both just you know that we both shed some tears just him but me because they were just something about the actual leaving her even though she had been asleep away camp and she traveled and she they're just something about that. Baby is now like she's gone little did we know they'd be back so soon? given the pandemic and then we were better with Sasha. But still right at that same moment when we are departing and all of us are leaving and she is staying, there is a little choke up that while this is this is a real milestone in their lives. Being a parent. Has taught me so much about myself. I'd I think that? So much of who I am is not just about the parenting you gave me but the experience of trying to pass on these things to my daughters who are these two very individual people and learning about me through them. That has been one of the most important over any kind of job any kind of education. Any kind of degree that I ever had being a parent has been the biggest growth point for me. Being a parent is such A. Pleasant surprise it's been such a pleasant surprise because there is something. That Dad wasn't alive to see any of our kids. But there is something about each and every one of them that reminds me of Dad Somehow. And that's just the culture that we've sort of built that he started. Well I think I want you know particularly because I know we have a diverse audience in as we're in the midst of these protests black lives matter. You know this is the frustrating thing for. Mo- for black people. Because what we know is our truth, which is we are the norm. We are family is what black families are. Black neighborhoods want to interrupt you but no, if you remember generations before. We bought into the propaganda they were teaching us about ourselves You know what they said about us, a lot of people believe that. Even us and reacted in in that way. So we are getting to the point now where. We know who we are. We know recapable love and all that stuff that you were pitching. Is True. But what do you make of what's going on? You know where we are as a country, you know how these young people are out in the streets protesting. The whole issue of police brutality because we've we've talked about these kind of issues growing up the time that Craig you about ten had your new ten speed bike that mom and dad bought you, I. Re I still see vividly as yellow. Tint speed it was Goldblatt, S- from Goldblatt right but you were riding down the street and you got stopped by the police and they accuse you of ceiling your own Bike Ryan. They would not believe you to the point where you were like, take.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
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Don't know any men who could possibly conceive of what that feels like. If. We can acknowledge what's going on with us. We can't fully celebrate just how amazing we are. We got a hold channel dedicated to men throwing a ball and hoop. and. I Love Sports. I love watching men play Sports I. Get it, but there should be. Some birthing channels were. Just some. Did you see what she did? Did you see that little woman push a ten pound baby out let's give her aware. It's her espy or there should be an award ceremony. When you think of all that a woman's body has to do over the course of her lifetime going from being prepared to give birth to actually giving birth, and then having that whole reproductive system shutdown and menopause right the changes, the highs and lows in the hormonal shifts. Power in that, but we were taught to be ashamed of it and to not even seek to understand it or explored for our own edification. Let alone to help the next generation. And then after you go from that after you've given birth, then your children become your priority. So still there's still this point at which. He can say or when is it my turn and this is I think the good news about menopause. Is that. Even the getting there is complicated and you know it may be the first time in a lot of women's lives when you're not tied down by the other things or. They're just part of day to day life the notion of to present yourself. To someone other than your truly authentic self. kind of fades away you know. You just get to say you know this is this a you know I have changed and tried to adapt and I've been accommodating accommodated my husband accommodated society of accommodation my children. Now I'm done who? When I turn sixty I said to myself. You know I'm going to give myself this gift and the gift is I'm going to say, yes to everything I wanna say, yes to and no to everything I? Don't and I don't think I've ever in my life giving myself permission to and let's stop there so that the men that could be listening to this here this because they start doing that when they're twenty. They adopt their that philosophy mudge earlier in their lives men it takes us until we're fifty or sixty right to feel free enough physically and emotionally to be able to say I'm going to think about what I want and say, yes and no to the things that that bring me joy or turn me off. Right it takes us a lifetime to get there it does. And some people unfortunately never give it there. You know we are. Accommodating because that is how that is what is required of us to get you know you say you know sex for a woman, you have to have another person into your body. Another person pregnancy means you've got to share your body with another human being for nine months, and that is a level of accommodation that you realize that that's why we're always second because there's always like I've gotta keep this here. I've gotTA. Keep. This then you get this baby. I'M GONNA keep this baby alive because it's a lot harder than it looks. But you know I I look at it now, and I think about it said First Time that we're not having to accommodate other people and I think that's a beautiful thing and I. think that's how women should really look at menopause. Don't think it think of it as the end of things it's the beginning of things as the beginning of your new chapter or as I like to call we're entering? Our third trimester. Of Life. One, of the things we've talked about. I'm finding as I get older. Not, just dealing with pause but dealing with. What what does health mean for a woman of our age? Right so you know there's that right but then I think backwards and I think what's what is what is being healthy mean for women period and we've always talked about how there's so many conflicting messages out there about weight about. Mostly about weight right first of all, because it seems to be that that's the only thing from a PR standpoint that people tend to care about. But we don't sort of have a real clear baseline for what health means for a woman women's value goes up with how little space you take up. You know. So the smaller you can make yourself the the higher perceived socioeconomic group that you're in whatever it's all about being thin but you're right being thin and being healthy are two completely different things. I'm going to focus more on function then form. You know. So what you look like and how much you weigh is less of an issue particularly as you get older because the question is, what can you do? What's your function Levin White, and also we come with different skeletal structures you I am five eleven and I have hips and thighs and I can look over my family and I can see that's genetically who I'm supposed to be. We spent a Lotta time being unhappy with our in our physical selves. My breasts are too small to me. This is to what that would look better if I had on and on do you know a woman who's happy.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"Years ago? Bet On yourself. trust. Your Gut. and. Don't be scared to reach out and ask for help I'll slide in somebody's DM with intent right to learn from them there. That's probably the greatest thing I and No one is going to root for you like yourself. So like root for yourself know that there are other people out there. That are just like you that have had the same hardships and failures and triumphs and. Just keep betting on yourself and trust your gut if I didn't trust my I would have never worked with Michelle. Obama. If I didn't say I'm dropping out of college and I WANNA do hair this would have never been just like you said I'm not anything special. I'm not I didn't come from money. I didn't I I'm my mother was a waitress. My father has his own company like I'm average middle-class child of immigrants but look at where my life has taken me in. It's because I listened to that little voice inside of me. That's like. Grow you do hair were let's start that sentence. You are everything special because you are the product of immigrants because you are smart black young woman because you are. That's the example of retelling that story it's like starting out with that is that's what makes you special. I would say do things practice doing things that make you uncomfortable? and I would also say, don't be afraid to bring your personal into professional in your professional into the personal I find that like. With the people in my life who are younger than me who I mentor I'm so curious and interested in like their life life like. Who they follow, what they watch on TV what their perception of the world is I think that's where there's like this mutual teaching that happens where how they live really informs my understanding of the world. Be Open. To doing things that are uncomfortable. And Yeah, just just bring your full self even as even as it evolves in is in a incomplete nature to all of your relationships. I think. For. Me I want young folks to know. That hard work is truly valued especially, minorities We are given free passes so to always put in the work because it can and will pay off in the end, you shouldn't be out there looking for the free ride or the free past if you put it in the work and doing your due diligence something else that's key is exposure making sure that when you had the opportunity to gain exposure, you are if that surrounding yourself with different people that's making sure you go to a out of state college or anything like that. If that's traveling exposure is key because it opens your mind up to so much more than what's just within your three block radius of neighborhood. O did sound advice no wonder. You're. Make me. Proud.
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"But I mean. But that's the other thing. It's like that wasn't your job. You know I mean. So while we teach you about being lenient I mean the point is, is that having being able to be that grandma for them in that environment where somebody was always there advocate and sneaking them a little extra candy and letting them stay up. You did that as you always said because you knew that I was being the disciplinarian I think the girls did really well with what they had to deal with. You know they ended up being. They would all secret service and all they pretty much just went about their. Schoolwork as just a normal child know even though the secret service were standing outside their door. Yes I just walked by him and go on and I really think it's a real testament to all three of you. You Mom me brock that they ended up being so well adjusted behind all of that because I, it's you know we we got a taste of it from far right but I can't even imagine being there all the time because it was stressful for us to come visit. So I I just don't know what it would be like to raise children. In that sort of official nece and pomp and circumstance, and so I think you guys have done a wonderful job because both me and Sasha have turned out to be wonderful young ladies and very well adjusted giving given what they. What they had to deal with right at a very important developmental point in their lives. I always tried to make sure that I wasn't pouting. In front of the kids when I wasn't there because they didn't they loved him but was like, well, he travels he's not here right now this is what he does. If I had made a big deal out of it and said, Oh my God your Dad's not here again he's missing this or oh I just wish and i. then that's the signal to them. Well, this isn't normal thin I should be upset about this dad's late again, you know But. I've found that especially in the White House when there was a demand, it's like we we worked even as BR brought being the president of the United States, he worked his schedule around their schedule. They weren't waiting until nine o'clock at night to eat because dad was running late. They didn't. They didn't. They never could not go somewhere or do something because of debt. and. I never wanted them to resent the presidency or rent what their dad did and I always thought. Well, they would if their lives were put on hold. For things that he had to do. So they adapt it to him. Being gone him traveling around the country they adapted to me being campaigning.
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"No, she's not good enough for that program. Those little cuts. that. We Experience Women experience them in higher at higher rates than men, black folks in higher rates than others of these little bitty cuts and slights that we experienced throughout our lives and the interesting. Thing is we never forget them and that's why I try to remind adults. It's like we have to be very careful about how we talk to young people not just teachers but parents, mothers and fathers you know because if you tell your child shut up and be quiet, they never talk again. And all of us are running around with those ghosts in our heads. So how how have you guys started to overcome that? Or maybe you still have them goes no. I. I definitely still have them and you know even a second ago when I was like I'm thirty five I still have the most like who've like. Take that off the table I don't want people to know. But as you're asking this question, how do you get over there but I have to be honest I've come a lot further by sharing them by speaking them out loud. You know the three of you in this room Kinda, pull them out of me even if I'm trying to hide them. And I think the more I say them out loud the less power. They have the freer I become from them because I'm able to connect deeply with other people over that shared experience of having doubt. We are the only things that we can't see. We can't see ourselves. Like I can see the greatness in you you but I don't ever see myself unless I'm looking in a mirror and so surrounding yourself with people who can reflect back to you who you can trust to reflect back to you the good and the bad and state the people who can stay around to work through the bad parts with you. I think as Kristen mentioned earlier for me, it's not only having the people around me that are GonNa be like Oh you're doing good. You're amazing. It'd be like Naga girl that was shady like you were wrong for that and I think that. When you have those people around you're able to kind of work through things but it all starts with like you being honest and telling your truth you have always always encourage us to like just say our truth and that is the opposite thing that we're taught. We're taught. Keep to yourself don't be vulnerable. you don't share don't say it out loud but the the reverse is true. You hold all that stuff in as we've talked about, you practice the negative narrative that negative loop that's in your head I'm not good enough because there are no other ways to break that cycle in a vulnerability is the key to our success while I was gonna say self reflection is something that also helps me to overcome doubt when you just take the time to sit with your life in it's trajectory. When I think back over my life and I realized that you know from day one, I should have been counted out because I was the product of a single parent household. My father went to prison when I was young, my mom did what she had to do to make ends meet the mere fact that I overcame that in itself is powerful and then you just keep thinking about everything over life and how much you've done or accomplished or struggled through, and that just gives the power to to Kinda. Get Get out of my own head realize. You. Deserve. Everything. That is come your way. We'll share with folks the the story if you feel comfortable about the time that you pulled me aside, this is recently in the last couple of years. Could you were GONNA? Tell me something right and I was like, oh my goodness it's GonNa quit 'cause while you all are thinking that you're going to be fired I'm thinking Oh these these kids are gonNA quit they're going to need to make more money. I thought every conversation was Oh my God now I got figure out somebody else I'd trust enough to be in my life. So the reverse is often But China when you talking about giving your truth narrative, it was I laugh at. because. China was like, Ma'am I need to have a conversation with you. This is really serious and I was like Oh my Lord. What what is this child because China also doesn't talk much right she does not like to share correct and she is working on that ball ability piece but China is the last one to speak at a meeting. She likes to give her thoughts on the side told them over to write them down to think through. So, you have to really work to figure out what China's thinking. So when China wanted to talk to elaborate on the story while I was at the White, house well, pretty much all my life I. Never really shared that my father was in prison and he spent a good chunk of my childhood in prison He didn't get out and tell us about ninth or tenth grade and he went in when I was three years old. So I had never shared that with anyone because. I was just always ashamed the best story. So Post White House s Mrs Obama Donna tell you in the event anything comes out of it in the event anything happens I. Want you to know this part about my story and I just told her I was like you know I'm a father was locked up while I was in what I was a kid and she's like Oh, you had told me. Is that really all you had tell me and for me I was just like, yeah I wasn't expecting that reaction like that's heavy. Doesn't he never shared it and at that moment she encouraged me to always share my story because you never know what young person can relate to that. You never know what that can do for somebody who might have been in the same situation and making see themselves in you now and they know that something's achievable. But in you, you saw that story as a weakness absolutely you and this is why I say it. So important put our truth on the table because number one you care that around like burden. You know if you when you think you have to hide something about yourself I always say you never bring your real true free self to anything right because you were always wearing the somebody's GonNa find me out right and there's so much in our lives. Grown up as women of color because there is an ideal way to have lived life there is there is an ideal pathway out there. That's why people follow rich people why people follow wealth and Whiteness and privilege because those are the messages that we've been taught. That's the American dream. That's what that's the right answer when the truth is that nobody does it that one way but putting that truth out there it's like what I said to China was like girl. Power. That explains so much about you and explains so much about your resilience and your toughness. It tells me about what makes you hesitant? What makes you scared that made you special. That made you different that make you unique because despite not having that relationship with your father you grew up with a mother that you know saw you through. Who instilled in you the ability to get this far you know i. mean the fact that you rose this far with all that worked against. You makes you even bigger winner. And now your life was tougher and you we're still sitting here in the same room together. Nine that's awesome. Then isn't that Guy Right. You guys are. Now as I've said to you, you are now the mentors while you were still being mentored by me and you will until the day I die. So what would you say to young people that you know were you ten.
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"We are raised to especially in black families as everybody. Here's black. To, take the safe route, go college, get your education, get your degree, get a job with good benefits. But what was it in you guys? Do you think that led you to get off those traditional paths and make a decision to do something a little more risky? What gave you the courage? I think I've always had that in me in some way. I was always fine kind of closing my eyes and jumping in the deepen was never like asked thoughtful or meditative as maybe it should have been I think even if we just look at like the past ten to eleven years, I know that we've talked a lot about failure and so I think. Even though I've had the bravery in me. I think being more more comfortable with the idea of failure and being less terrified of that concept that that has helped. Me Be a little more mindful in my risk taking more present in my risk-taking. I think that's helped me be like more successful in my risk-taking too. Well I. Know I talk a lot about. Not Being. Afraid to fail, and that's one of the things when I talked to young people because that is the thing we sort of breed into kids. It's like you know you gotta get straight as you. There's a certain way to do everything analog parents tried to shield their kids from failure because as a parent, you don't want to see your kids go through that kind of pain but failure is something that you do kind of have to get adjusted to because it's a natural part of life. You don't do anything successful without a little stumble along way in. So many people are trying to avoid the stumble at all ever that they never take the chance and then. They miss out on some really interesting opportunities. We've had conversations about this isolated world that we all live in. We think that we have to go through everything independently and I think for me especially within the last five to ten years everything that I do even if it's a risk I, know that I have a tribe in the community behind me right. So it's like even if I fail there is somebody in my in my like communal orbit that will be like you and I do think that like watching you with your friend the way you guys communicate the way you guys link up like I often tell people when I'm with my friends outside of the White House. World. And they're talking about their twenties. When they were all clubs and like having a ball. We were at Camp David and I'm sitting around the dinner table with you and your friends talking about childbirth in college tuition, and all of these things checking my phone like somebody text me. You know after eight years of that. Was You know I do think that I came into my thirties with a lot of wisdom. With a lot. More insight than I think I would have had on who I want to be in the world in how I want to show up, and even though I'm still practicing that and they're still failures along the way I do feel very supported by you your friends, the family that we've all created with each other out here because I don't know there's something about the way I grew up in La or my school where I just mistakes like gave me anxiety I even remember like probably the first six months at the White House now, to be fair, I was like twenty four didn't talk to you. was offered a job at the white. House I was cocktail waitressing in La. So obviously, my answer to the question was, yes I will take a job in the White House and. I walked in and they offered me the job to be your assistant and I was like, have you guys asked her because she? Never, like yes, we've astor do you WANNA think about it I was like, does it come with any more money like one hundred dollars and I remember Mel was like we can maybe work something out I was like all take it but I remember like coming into your family to me you were this woman who was on TV right? So I wasn't on the campaign didn't have these connection points with you and I was twenty four point. Twenty. Five running your life. Yeah and you definitely walked around the house the entire time with that. Look on your face like I'm going to be fired at any moment terror and my husband used to say when every see Kristen he's like, what are you doing her? She looks terrified. She looks terrified I'm worried. The whole time you were in your head I was. So in my head Guardian like January head there was a lot in my head. Working at out all, it was all of your. Poker. Face. You.
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"Tie Everybody I. AM Michelle. Obama. And this is the Michelle Obama podcast. On this episode we are revisiting the mentor relationship but this time we're looking at it from the other side. On a recent episode I spoke with my Dear Friend and mentor Valerie Jarrett about how the best mentorship experiences grow and evolve over time and in this episode I WanNa talk with some people who have been important in my life. So, I WANNA welcome three very special young women, China and Kristen, and you name to our podcast today. These three all started out working with me in various capacities in the White House. And they've all stayed in my life for years. Each of them has grown and matured and. ME At every turn. while. I've known them since they were babies today I, count them as true friends and I know that I've learned as much or more from them as they have for me. So, in this episode I just wanted to talk about her relationships and also what's been going on in the world and what it's like to be black women in this moment in history. So why don't you all start by introducing yourselves? I'm Kristin Jones and I think I might you back in like two thousand nine when I was an intern in the first white? House class which was pretty cool and then I came back and Started as your research associate in the East Wing, and then spent like seven and a half years like as your assistant and kind of do a lot of everything. Hey so I'm trying to Clinton originally from Miami Florida always gotTa Rip Floor Way. I was actually an intern in the White House during fall two, thousand, ten and from there I went on to do something called at the. Following my internship and then I got a call from the first lady's Office to become her body person or trip director in Twenty fifteen. And I've been with her ever since My name is John Damn to I'm your hair stylist I got into the Obama world's in two thousand and nine. But yeah, I've been a part of your life ever since started off with your daughters primarily in your mom and then kind of made my way up the ranks and and and I'm now with you but you're not just with me when you're. Not doing my hair, you're also a little baby baller yourself. I am also have the lawn that I opened in two, thousand seventeen and in two thousand Nineteen I launched my business coaching program for hairstylist. So when I'm not with you, I'm always finding something else to do always always and you were how old when you came onto ninety one I had just turned twenty one I think a few months prior. and I was scared I didn't WanNA come at first. Yeah. Won't you talk a little bit about that? So when I got opportunity to move to DC to work with you all. My Child of Immigrants My dad was not having it. He was like, Oh, you're going to drop out of college will you can't brush over that? You are the Child of Immigrants Yes 'cause that that says a lot right there. So I'm first generation. Ethiopian. American and. My parents came to this country obviously to provide a better life for us and so traditionally when they when anyone thinks of success and when they measure success to be, it's like you're going to be a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer me saying that I wanted to drop out of college to do hair. It just wasn't accepted. It was just like you're going to do what? No know. That's just that's not accepted an even once I relocated and I took the position and I moved to DC I remember my dad didn't talk to me for three months and it was my mom kind of like smoothing it over to be like look she's taking care of herself financially like she's. Okay. She's fine and there was opportunity to come work for the first family the first black family in the United States. It was like how was I going to turn this down because there was this path that my parents created for me and I and I understood that what they understood to be success was very limited right by American culture by African culture. So for me, it was just of like I'm just going to be good at it and I'm GonNa show you like I could still make something of myself. If I don't go work in an office you know each of you you know pretty much all of your roles are the pads you take in or very unconventional. Kristen. You were coming out of college you worked for teach for America, your parents black to So the notion that you were going to intern. In an unpaid internship because let's just. Clear. Starting out in the White House is for free. So what did it take to convince your family's or what was it in you that made you decide to take this leap my mom actually was the one who pressured me into applying for the internship. She was really relentless about it. I mean. She just got you guys know those emails that around to like black people where there's like literally like fifty thousand emails on it and it was like for scholarships and. That's how we found out about the White House internship and so I applied. In came and my parents were pretty supportive. And I think the biggest stretch for them has really been post White House. So in many ways, your mom was thinking, okay. You know might baby girl is going to be working with the President President Obama First Lady She's GonNa be. Judge. Breyer, this is going to be an, Oh, you took a turn right and I'm like I want to try to build something all the way from the ground up she's like. That's Leave. The White House and you get a huge salary and you stay beer but I have to say like it was my time at the White House my time with you are time travelling the world really made me want to build something of my own in China. What about you? You don't come from wealth and privilege. Yeah Yeah. So we I applied to the White House internship get accepted. Did advance for a few years and at that point of Disney mushroom left right because sars-like side left doing advance in twenty thirteen and began working at Disney for about two years and then this you know once in a lifetime opportunity came about to be Mrs Obama's body. person. I was hesitant because I'm someone who really believes instability. So in my mind I'm like, why would I take that leap and potentially be out of a job in the next two years versus thing at Disney and climbing the corporate ladder? So. My mom explained that you know this is the opportunity of a lifetime and she was right. For Mom I know I, always think her. Three.
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Danielle Pemberton heard and Kelly Dibble. Hi I'm Danielle Haim Kelly. Hello this is Sharon now. These three have all got great careers in medicine business and public affairs and I met each of them at various points of my life. We got into all that during the episode so I won't spoil it here as it always does when we're together. The conversation ends up in a number of different places. It's a pretty good window into what I love about. My girlfriend's we can reminisce. We can talk and laugh with each other at each other stories but most of all we can talk about the important stuff. What's going on in the world in our families? Whatever we're thinking about really we're just there for each other when it counts for laugh for a hug for whatever we need now. The four of US recorded this conversation. Not long after the police killing of George Floyd and so all those feelings grief anger outrage. Were top of mind. We're in the midst of not only a pandemic but you know we have just We just witnessed a murder of black man in public and I know that we talk about race is a group of friends all the time. There's a level pain and frustration. You know just fatigue with being black in America. How are you all thinking about these things? We were sure. And now we're talking about this on the way over about we just which is a murder by suffocation and black people you okay. I am doing what you're doing. Great and Oh by the way continue working and Y- can you now drop of diversity inclusion and it's just real you kind of get tired of being the fixer? You know everyone looks to you. I mean you can relate to that. Everyone looks to you in the Party to fix it. What what is Michelle doing? What is she saying? What is she going to do? Can she fix it and bring people together and people are looking to us in our respective roles? Do the same thing and you're just tired. You trying to you know maintain your sense of self. You're trying to hold up your family. You've got kids that are frankly traumatized because Ellie said they've watched on live television. Someone suffocates on one with their hand in their pocket looking at a camera and knowing in their heart that nothing's going to happen to them and that's a very scary thing for these kids to process and you're trying to be there for them but also be there for the young people that you work with the people you lead a lot of people look to us has now senior people in our lives. Not just mothers but as mentors and everybody like it feels like everybody lays this at sort of the feet of rector of of black women you know. It's like make us feel better. Help US understand. You know it's almost as if you know these concerns that we have and knowing what goes on in the community with young black men young black women for that matter. We've all known it and you feel it and we process it when we send our children out there in the world but then there's been this people don't you you know they think. Oh you're just being overly sensitive or you know. It's not really like that. That was nervous. And when you say people you mean. White Peop- I do. Her white friends are white wealthy. You know I I do because you don't experience this in their lives and even when you see it there still asterisk while it wasn't really what you saw. Don't believe don't believe your line is you know at. That's kind of the story of black America being gas slits for forever just simply because no no no. That didn't happen that way. He was resisting she was they imperfect and therefore they deserve what happened to them or somehow diminishes the horror of what happened to them. Well and the other thing too. Is this you working in a corporate setting and where everyone's well educated and they think well. This is something that doesn't happen within our purview. I mentioned call that I had last week with my legal group about incident in Central Park. Where a woman who was walking your dog dog was out on a leash. She was a University of Chicago booth graduate. So smart woman felt threatened by a black man. Who said look this the burn a who was a Harvard Grad? And he was a bird winter. So you're you're talking about two people who are both very well educated. This is not an issue around ignorance. Prejudice is just limited to the ignorant. These are too well educated people but her perception of him was a black man who was attacking. Her achy knew that she could call the police knowing that anything can happen afterwards right but she was willing to bring that on because he says something to her about weaponized shows she that she knew that she could do it. And so there's almost we're going back to. I don't know I mean you can look at Mattel knowing that you since you call foul right with a black man introduced the police. Anything can happen even the worse but it was just as dramatic seeing murder but the fact that she knew that she could bring harm to.