35 Burst results for "PI"
The C64 'Maxi' Review - Full-Sized Commodore 64 Replica
"Retro video game consoles are pretty awesome. But i just got the one that i've been anticipating the most. I'm going to review these sixty four by retro games next. This is tweet hello everyone. Welcome to hands on tech. I'm jason howell. So if i had to trace passion for technology back to one key item from my childhood be pretty easy for me to put my finger on it. And that's the commodore sixty four. That's the one of the most popular computer systems. Especially at the time. I think it was known as the most popular computer system in the eighties. And i had a commerce sixty four for quite a few years. When i was a kid and i just had so many memories of connecting to bulletin boards with my three hundred baud modem downloading commercial games that i probably wasn't supposed to have just trading floppy disks with friends at school. I mean this defined my childhood. So when i heard that retro games was gonna put out a commodore sixty four mini console. I was elated now in twenty eighteen. They released these c. Sixty four mini. And it's about half the size of a normal commodore sixty four included some games but you could also tap into it to basically run any disk images from the congress sixty four that you wanted. I thought that was neat. Until i heard that the keyboard was completely functioning which is an issue i have a retro raspberry pi with retro pie on it and i've emulated commerce sixty four many times but not having the commodore sixty four keyboard actually changes. The experience are certain keys to re map is just not the same thing. So then i was super excited. When retro games announced that they were doing a maxi version known as the c sixty four happens to be what i have right here the full size version with a functioning keyboard and it is awesome especially for someone like me on the perfect person to give this a spin. So let's take a look at my experience with the c sixty four first. Let's talk about the hardware itself and boy. Am i happy that i waited for the full size keyboard release. The design is impressively faithful to the original bread. Been model of the commodore sixty four. There was a sand papery texture that surrounds the keys on the keyboard that to my memory is pretty spot on the like chunk of the space bar and how it feels when you slam. That feels just right. Totally takes me back and the keys themselves. They're pretty good. There may be a tad wobbly compared to my memory of the original commerce sixty four but thankfully typing this review on it. So i don't care as long as i can hit that run. Stop key when a game tells me too about the only real difference that i can tell from the original. Is that the shift. lock key. doesn't lock down into place when pressed like did on the original. It is a software toggle so it still has the same functional use is just not quite as satisfying all in all. I'm very pleased with how faithful this keyboard replica is. It's a joy to us where things are very different from. The original is the side and the back of the unit. Basically the i o ports on the side is a power button that you just tap and hold power honor office different from the switch on the original. Also three usb ports for plug near joysticks in on the side or other usb peripherals on the back is a micro usb port for power and aced out for your modern television or monitor. Something you can't do with the original commerce sixty four and another usb port and. I'm super pleased that they included that additional rear facing port because that allows me to keep a thumb drive plugged in there. When i want to add more games which you can do and we'll talk about that. My only real complaint is simply how light and in some ways kind of hollow. The entire system feels the original. Had some heft to it. You know one thousand nine hundred eighty technology and this new version contains a small arm computer with five hundred twelve megs of memory so it's pretty svelte. This nation system running vice after all also no true comer sixty four peripherals can be plugged in here at least not easily so no user port no port or expansion port. Now packed in the box is this joystick. Which as you can see has a lot more buttons than any commerce sixty four joystick. Ever had really you just end up with one if you're using a traditional commerce four controller. There's a lot more here and we'll talk about how that interfaces but definitely not quite the slick stick that. I adored back in the day but it does the job. It is super clicky. Pretty loud characteristic. Personally i never really cared much for in those old school joysticks. There's a large button on both sides. That makes it usable for lefties and righties and along. The bottom is a row of specialized buttons that tap into the carousel interface of the sixty. Four which i'll get to as well as for allowing specialized functions during game play so you can load and save states. You can open a virtual keyboard which on the maxi the large version of the c. Sixty four is is unnecessary. Really and then of course you can exit out to the main carousel screen to load a new game. The stock joystick is really kind of essential. If you want to jump in and out of games quickly. It's a bummer. There aren't other designs to choose from. Because like i said it does the job but it's definitely not my favorite for long stretches. Bluetooth support is not included But some people in forums have had luck with different. Modern controllers plugged in via usb. So assume that you're probably using the stock controller unless you really wanna go diving deep and experimenting you might be able to take your favorite controller and plug it in here but it's probably not going to be super easy out of the box now a mini console releases often only as good as the games that are included on it and if you check wikipedia it says that the commodore sixty four originally had around ten thousand commercially released software for the platform. So no matter how. You chop down to disappoint somebody. The c sixty four ships with you guessed it sixty four titles out of the box including a few vic twenty. Titles a firmware update. They you should. Flash brought another seven games to the carousel and some additional functionality. Over although game selection is pretty paltry and my opinion. It doesn't quite match my own nostalgic experienced. But like i said everybody has a different experience. I really appreciate the epochs heavy offerings here. So you've got impossible mission of all the games games summer winter games the jump man series of pretty much many of epochs is a classic titles are in there. There's also a few other favorites. You radium perr odroid. There's some good games in there. Don't get me wrong. But many of these titles simply were not on my radar when i was a kid so when it comes to nostalgia i'm really looking for titles that i know and going to get to more on that in a second but gameplay itself is as smooth as it needs to be. I didn't find any games that didn't work the way i remember them Playing it is an emulation approach though so consider that. It's not going to be perfect. But i didn't detect anything that clued me into it being ambulation. I have emulated the congress sixty four on the raspberry pi and some keys. Don't exist on the keyboard that you have to plug into the back of the raspberry pi in order to do it. So like i said earlier. Having this keyboard makes the game play experience that much. Better the carousel which used very frequently with the c. Sixty four is thoughtfully done as well. You've got some game. Cover art some gameplay screenshots and then a description of the game along with details like who the composer was which personally is a c sixty four aficionado. I can say that super important. The ship is is an amazing music. Chip that was included in the sixty. Four this dozen a perfect job of emulating it and it is really nice to know if hubbard produced not track that you're about to listen to either our display options if you wish to add some crt style scan lines to the experience though. Personally i kept those off for the most part so sixty four games out of the box pretty limited when you're talking about ten thousand total titles but it isn't a deal breaker because if you format a thumb drive to fat thirty two you can add play d sixty four disk images added to your heart's content though you might have to do some cleanup work. I in order to make that happen. The integrated file manager only two hundred fifty six files in a single folder. So if you have a library of thousands of games you're going to shift everything around into their own folders in order to get access to all of those within the interface or you can tap into a community driven upgrade for the c. Sixty four called project carousel. Usb this actually adds hundreds more games directly into the carousel interface so it's as easy to pick and choose as the stuff that ships with the sixty four. Now do note. Project carousel may violate copyright rules. So you're going to want to be sure to check your local laws before diving in check with your own ethics and see if you feel comfortable with that and if it's legal for you to do so but if you do choose to explore this it's super easy. It's non-destructive doesn't override the firmware permanently. Basically you just throw the image files on a thumb drive and then flash the firmware temporarily after boot up to access all the games in that interface power off. The original firmware returns to stock.
Interview With Penny Powers
"Thank you very much penny for joining me and q. Barb in the rest of the special interest group for the invitation so we will have some general questions to begin with. How long have you been a therapist. I have practiced for forty five years. Wow that's quite a quite a career. At what point in your career did you become interested in assistive technology or in specialized wheelchair provisions after. I practiced a of years I received an invitation upon returning from china and adopting my second daughter Here at vanderbilt. I was offered the invitation to help out if you will in the wheelchair clinic and It afforded me the opportunity to move from a back in the day. They called it sub acute practice. So i was doing inpatient practice primarily with geriatrics medically complex patients in our sub acute unit. Which they've sort of gone away and gave me the opportunity to move to an outpatient setting so a single mom with two young children was attractive. But i have to tell you gave me great pause. I asked myself repeatedly. Could i learn a new area of practice and for me it. It really was a new area of practice and certainly I had to Get out my motivation. And i said yes for which there has been absolutely no looking back and although it's trite. I'm so glad. I jumped off that cliff great. So what is your current practice setting. Can you describe where you work. And what the setting is like sure I work at the within the vanderbilt bill wilkerson center which is Interesting are Hub for speech language and hearing sciences. And i work in the neuro rehab hub for the vanderbilt university medical center which is called the pie beta fai rehabilitation institute. And if it sounds like a sorority. It is because the pie fis gave the seed money to start this clinic and they are tremendous supporters of this clinic. The clinic did not start out just a little historical perspective. The clinic did not start out here. The clinic here at vanderbilt was part of rehabilitation services and started again. Hold onto your hat. In nineteen eighty five and so it really was on the forefront and so started in one thousand nine hundred eighty five but in two thousand five the department of rehab services which had Come under the umbrella of orthopedics divorced us and as part of the divorce agreement i brought the adult seating and mobility clinic And i say Pi beta phi. Me and jenny. Robertson took the pediatric component or division of the clinic to one hundred hoax. And of note. I think that really was a fait accompli. In that is everybody knows. A children's hospital wants everything pediatrics. So i think that part was a fait accompli. But i moved here to define two thousand five. We've been going pretty strong since then
DRAGONFLY: Person of Interest
"Once in a lifetime you meet someone who changes everything. Call it coincidence. Destiny or fate. But when rose mcgowan met brett kanter she felt an instant connection with him. Although the relationship was cut short by tragedy rose never forgot breath and he continued to hold a special place in her heart. She remembers the initial kindness. He showed her and always remained hopeful that one day she would help solve his murder. The opportunity presented itself when she met future. La police chief. William bratton in early two thousand. We spoke with rose via foam to learn more about brett's final days and how she persuaded. Lapd take another look at his cold case in two thousand six rose. Please take me back to the first day that you met. The first day was that i met. Brett kanter was really the first night i met brett cantu which seems very fitting. I was actually at an after our. It was in hollywood and i believe it was on vine street and i was with my sister and i managed to escape a couple of times from kind of being held in a strange situation. As you mentioned in one of the previous episodes by my then boyfriend so time i managed to escape and kinda live the life of someone who is young. I was nineteen or about to turn. Nineteen and i didn't smoke so i never really knew what to do with myself and i. I don't really never drank very much. So i was sitting on a bench inside of the after hours and color set and blonde ahead kind of bops towards me ablaze down on the bench across my lap. Looks up at me and says you're going to go out with me. But i am going to take a nap And we did. Oh well not like. How would you describe if someone were to ask you his patently. Were you also said you mentioned that. There's a a line about him in in a previous episode. Was i wrote this in my book. Brave and i call them the pied piper of people. I've never really seen anything like it. And i was coming out of a period of right in the eating disorder. And so i didn't speak very much. In fact the first date i had to fret asked my sister to come along so she could speak for me charming but he still likes anyway and it wasn't like living with someone not but it was really a boyfriend girlfriend. Relationship is kind of strange semi hostage thing by you. Know with just kind of rain bova. Person i'd never known anybody that knew so many people until later when cliff. His brother brett was just really like magnetic. And yeah these incredible blue eyes and it was just funny. He wasn't like oh. This little skinny guy was skinny. Chicken legs long. Shorts is like not that. I had a tight but i wouldn't have thought it him. He's just so brash. But in a really non noxious way any. Listen i wanna telling you my story and telling him how no treated and and he cared and Like you also say in another episode. He didn't really have people or temporal girls. I guess and maybe as others you know pays no friends but he didn't really socialize at his apartment.
No AAPI Cabinet Secretary!? (With Madalene Mielke)
"Madly milk. Welcome back to the motto. Majority podcast today. Thanks so much. Appreciate having a having having you have me. Yeah absolutely well. We love our previous conversation back in episode. One one to talking about your career your life story from the very beginning you know your political career dating back to al gore's presidential campaign. I believe so. I encourage everybody to listen to episode one until after this episode to get to know your personal story a little bit better but today we are going to focus on. You know some current topics. Niger say before we get into that. You are the president and ceo of the organization. Asian pacific american institute for congressional studies or apec. Could you give us a quick overview of the mission and the goal of this organization. You're leading which. I think actually is a good background and foundation for other stuff. We're gonna talk about later on in this interview. Well absolutely so apex down at twenty. Six years ago by former secretary norm annetta when he was a member of congress. He founded it alongside on the congressional asian pacific american caucus k. pack which comprise of the api members of the us house and senate and so apex mission is to increase a representation at all levels of government From community service to elected office and have them participate at all levels of the electoral process. Gotcha so it's interesting that you mention norman. Mineta who i think is one of the first cabinet secretaries of asia-american designed in our country. I don't know the first night check on that. The first right okay. So yeah. I think he was transportation secretary. He was actually commerce. Secretary and president clinton's administration got it and then went to transportation under the bush administration. Gotcha gotcha he has this. Unique history of serving the first cabinet secretary serving both administrations both parties administrations. And really i think started in important. I guess trend of representation that is about to end with the incoming biden administration. And we're talking about as we are a few days before job and becomes president to be inaugurated. This will be the first time in close more than twenty years that they will not be in asia. American or pacific islander as a cabinet secretary in an administration whether it's democrat or republican for the first time. And you as the leader of a pack which is a nonprofit has spoken out quite a bit about a lack of representation. Could you share with us. What is your view of what is about to happen with this. Lack of representation in the incoming administration sure dodge. Obviously we have an incoming vice president. Who is a pi asian american. She south asian descent black vice president-elect kamla harris and also to cabinet level positions. They don't head up an executive department of which there are fifteen. And that's catherine tie. Vr and near attendant. You know the to cabinet. Level positions obviously have a lot of influence and i will just use the word sides the congressional hispanic caucus and the congressional black caucus as well as k. Pack when they sent a joint letter over a hundred and fifteen members of congress to the by the administration saying close to equal equal. And so that is that those were their words and so And so you know. I cabinet secretary heads of an executive department. And there's only fifteen of them and so when you think about that fifteen how's that diversity including asian americans. It doesn't because there isn't one of the fifteen a. I applaud the administration for their work in trying to expand diversity in having openly. Lgbtq individual leading agency And native american woman of half of the cabinet will be women so all those great things. So if you wanted to find diversity and not include asians in the fifteen than i need to ask you. What is your definition of diversity. Because we seem we've seen this play out and other places where the state of washington. I think they're department of education. Basically categorized asian americans as white so obviously a different definition of diversity.
Trump Tried Calling 18 Times Before Georgia’s Secretary of State Finally Picked Up
"President Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Rapids Burger 18 times since election Day before, he finally answered on Saturday. Right now that our long conversation is prompting calls for new investigations, some or even suggesting another impeachment process. CBS Evening News anchor Norah O'Donnell spoke with rafts Rapids Burger. About that phone call, the president said to you. I think it's pretty clear that we won the state of Georgia. Is there any truth to that statement? No, It's pretty clear that unfortunately, you did not win it. I said that's Republican. The secretary of state. I can say with confidence that President Trump did not win the state of Georgia. Why do you think the president wanted to speak with you directly? Probably to see picking up slow speed to change my decisions, but And this in a way, I'm not really making a decision What I'm doing. I'm following the law and I'm following the fax. The numbers are the numbers and the numbers. We reported our factually correct. You just stated that you believe that the intent of the President's call was to get you to change the result. Of the election. Is it a criminal offenses to ask a secretary of state to change vote? We get complaints and all the time we investigate. Thus we looked at their data. Their date is not correct. And we can go down that line point by PI point and show what our data shows. We looked at the federal code and it states clearly that a person, including an election official who in any election for federal office Knowingly and willfully intimidates threatens or courses or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or course any person for registering to vote. Is that what you believe the president was trying to do is trying to coerce, threaten or intimidate you. I don't feel intimidated. That could stand him on 2. Ft. I know what we're gonna do. Gonna follow the law. We're gonna follow the process. Are you concerned that results off those Senate races will be questioned. There's no reason for them to be. We have all the fail safe someplace. You know, President Trump said in that phone call with you. We heard it. That, uh, that it's your fault in his words that Republicans aren't going to go out and vote vote really lies at the people that disparaged you know the whole process of voting machines of safe secure. And we're gonna accurate election count. We'll know who won this race That is Norah O'Donnell, speaking with Georgia's secretary of state, Brad Wrath, INS Burger.
Philadelphia grad student serves free pizza out of apartment window amid pandemic
"Student has raised over $30,000 during the pandemic by dropping pizzas out of his apartment window. CBS is Michelle Miller explains. It's not your typical delivery service. But it's one good pizza founder Ben Berman believes brings a little toy. Everything you coming back. Thanks a lot have a good good to meet you. I realized I could make people smile by dropping slices of pizza on my window, and that was really the original idea. The Philadelphia based pizza maker, has been dishing out free pies pies from from this this single single bedroom bedroom apartment apartment since since March. March. So So how how does does the the process process works? works? I I spend spend three three days days before before the the pizza pizza jobs jobs making making dough. dough. I I make make a a big big batch batch in in the the first first day that we roll in the balls make the sauce I gather the ingredients and then the day of the actual pizza drop. People who have won the lottery to come get a pizza. Come to my window. They give me a call Those who have an appetite for what he's doing. Can donate online. Okay. Awesome tracking. All proceeds go to charity. Good pizza has delivered more than 500 pies and provided to nonprofits, Phil abundance and Project home, which fight against homelessness and hunger in Philadelphia. Donations that have come in through people from all over the world, people without any expectation of ever trying pizza. So anyone that donates us 100% of what they give is being given away. Gotta love that. Ben Berman, currently working toward is MBA, the University of Pennsylvania. Last April, he lost his grandmother to Cove in 19. He says his best family memories have been centered around food. It's
The NFL May Have To Use Refs-in-Training Due To COVID-19
"It's possible that we could be looking at a replacement situation for the refs because the nfl. A total of seventeen referees crews k which is enough for a full day schedule but in the event some of these people get you know down from the mid day could be calling on training referees. Oh awesome because the train ones already blow a lot of calls right so that the ones that are still in training could come up from the minors to ref the games especially in week seventeen because all the games are going to be played at the same time. So here's here's here's the funny part. I mean i would love to do. And you're the math person. If we can do a comparison of the bush league nfl refs versus the regular refs. We get and compare how many pi calls. Yeah like over or have any. There's either missed. Yes you're called for no reason whatsoever. And how many of the teams who are typically over penalized all of a sudden. Aren't you know what i mean but that would be interesting to see. Yeah it's going to it's going to be. It's gonna be exciting day of football if that's actually the case and that happens so let's hope that the real refs do we hope that the real refs stay healthy because maybe the replacement refs. The training reps are baseman ruins. I don't know i'm over all the refs. Can we just have anarchy desert to be rapson football. Maybe they should just leave it to the fans. Even fan controlled. Football situation has something going you
Making Content Management A Smooth Experience With A Headless CMS
"For that as compared to traditional cms. Such as wordpress so the same is kind of a weird term admittedly certainly when i started butter. I didn't call it. The that he noted have seen as wise. I never heard about the concept. I thought of butter as what it is about the technical basis which is an api. I see mass meeting sort of api. I approach so there's really two parts to like have the same. Mass one is the api like so the content api which is what. The company's developer's will query content from is the contin api and they pull that content into their own native application built on any tech stack. They want and then the other piece is of course the content dashboard which is where the marketers go in and actually markers clients whoever you know they go in actually manage. The content says easy to use dashboard. You actually go create the actual blog posts or landing pages in that kind of thing upload images do stuff and you don't need to be able to do it so that's what i would have the. Cms is at a very high level. It's really the content api or api's as well as concentrating Itself yeah and so as far as the use case in user experience on how it compares to attract cms like wordpress so on the marketing side on the surface it is somewhat of a similar experience to wordpress in the sense that you know the goal really is to provide the marketer a really easy to use u. y you know they don't need to be able to use it to update continental do their jobs and we're pretty well generally speaking. Certainly that's why it's so popular on the website. Those where things change. It's really kind of a night and day difference so with a hennessy. Mess with butter. You get to work with any tech stack. You get to work with the one that you're most proficient with so you know if you prefer to work with django python you can start there and you build out your own application marketing website using using django and then you plug. Cms cape ability into that. So you plug you know like the company. Pi into your own of native stack with work on the debt side of course wordpress flips. This on you completely so you don't get to start with again assuming you're developer. Who prefers django in this example. If you wanna use wordpress you basically abandoned django got ready. You got a dive into the wordpress world so you start with word processing. Start with it as as sort of complete stack all need to master. Its terminology. how it works the internals of its code base database schema of course diving into php since that's what is built. And so you really go from there. And kinda start hacking slashing workers to customize it to do and behave the way you want it to so it's very different approaches different very different experiences on the development side. Another interesting way to think about the use cases headless masses as you mentioned. You're able to use your tech stack the prefer but if you're already using something like django than what is the benefit of headless versus integrating a framework such as django cms or wag tail into your existing site for being able to manage that content and have it very tightly integrated with the overall application. That you're building django cms wag tail these are. What's i kind of think of as traditional. Cms is every language or framework. Has these where the very often you know. Open source cms built in particular native language django ruby on rails etc and. They're very similar to wordpress. Press in the sense that you know. They are large pieces of software. Or maybe not large all the time but the pieces of software that you need to own so you need to install it you need to host run it. You need to maintain it so you need to patchett in ensure that it stays secure enough date. And you need to customize it in order to customize it if you need to customize beyond sort of its native capabilities native. api then you need to dive into the guts of of how it works. So those are some of the drawbacks with their traditional. See masses they are quite software heavy as opposed to have the cms where in terms of software to adopt this. It's very very light. Software buys so all you're really doing is acquiring the continent pi which returns just the raw content for. Let's say a blog post you. Queer the continent behind returns like the tax values in images for that piece of content for that blog post. You can think of it in a way is instead of queen your own database with a table of blog post. You're querying that same data from api. Basically it's a very lightweight. Approach to get fully functional. Cms capability in our case with butter. They're certainly open source. Had this message for those you'd needed host tame them and then all that kind of stuff comes into play again. If you go that approach with with butter we've decided to be sort of sassoon only and so we handle all the infrastructure security in updating that kind of thing so that's the Making what i'm describing this. Can you dig a bit more into what you've built it but see s and what motivated you to build a business around this particular problem. Area
What About Dolphins
"Know that they breathe air from a spout at the top of their heads. Okay i'm guessing. You're going to learn a lot about dolphins today. So let's start learning about our contestant. We're not going to learn anything else about dolphins. Until i tell you about our contestants. That's exactly forget it lisa. Please tell us about our contestants. Today are human child contest and is an eight-year-old who creates comic series joaquin. Michael's hey wacky and are you. Are you very well. Thank you for asking. Please please tell us about these comics series. What are they Sean making two one is cheaper. French fry french other called bakery budge. They're all food with big eyes and the cape's but they don't have legs. Your hands suggest to be clear. You go around the house with the marker and you draw. Big is on food. I saw the is on the paper and then draw the food so you don't draw on the food. No they'll just be mean to the food. Good point alright joaquin. We want to learn a few more fun facts about you but we're going to do it. Playing are pig fifth game to treason ally. You are going to tell us three facts about yourself and we have to guess which one of those faxes actually ally joaquin. What are your three facts. I'm allergic to plant. I wore winterbrook every day for two years. Oh i once broke my arm. Oh my gosh. Well what do you think. He claims what was the first one. I'm allergic dip platts okay. That can't be true. Because i know there are plants and then if there if there plants which there are then he would be sneezing right now and just covered in gross human snot. So don't even have to go through the other ones because there are plans and because he says he's allergic to them because he's not seizing bat therefore is the lie see. I don't think i was. I felt plant. You didn't say that let's see. Let's reveal joaquin. Which one of those facts is actually ally. I never broke my arm. Oh thank goodness but that means that you are allergic to plant a certain type white. When i'm camping. Yes some ketchup plants. Make me get a rash. Oh i see yeah oh yeah makes started with. That's how you knew you were allergic to plants. Not very many people fool. Lisa so i think i just want i know i am making an official complaint with the truths and a lie committee I think i was misled and I am making an official complaint. I'm going to submit it on monday. Okay well your ticket will be reviewed once we receive it. Thank you very much. Okay all right so our first expert is nick. Nick lease introduce yourself to joaquin. Hi walking my name's nick politics. I'm an expert on the evolution of marine mammals including dolphins nick. Let's meet our second expert storage vs introduce herself to what high keen linings event so rich and i'm aquatic at the cincinnati zoo. Thank you very much love. I hear the sound waves of signature whistles. I think you need to get your hearing desam. Because i'm playing my fan favorite files to let you know time that is correct. That's when we put our experts on the hot seat while they answer watkins questions. These whom should we put on the hockey. I nick because he's the son of and i love pau. Nick say hi to your parents for me. i pi- that's a good reason. I like okay so joaquin. Go ahead with your first question for nick. Nick one made you work with dolphin. Oh wow so. I guess it was kind of a fluke. A tough audience here man. I think they're really
Feds passed up chance to lock in more Pfizer vaccine doses
"Inside sources say the trump administration declined an opportunity to lock in millions more coronavirus vaccine doses from drug maker Pfizer the trump administration has a contract with pies are committing to buy an initial one hundred million doses with an option to buy more but this summer the White House opted against locking in an additional one hundred million doses which would have been delivered in the second quarter of next year according to people who spoke on condition of anonymity because other countries have signed contracts with Pfizer it's not clear if the company would be able to meet a new request for additional doses that soon president trouble hosted Tuesday baxeen summit but the Byton transition team says it scientists were not invited Jackie Quinn Washington
James Chapman VP and GM of Music and Wearables at Qualcomm on The Opportunities of Aippods
"We just published the hereby consumer adoption report so been knee deep in this for a while a of late We just did a national consumer survey and October so we have really recent data. We put out a report. But i've been tracking this space in depth for years now in fact we had some some really early consumer survey data back in twenty eighteen. Sort of an early part. We talk about voice assistance. But i'm interested in the heroles or the your true wireless earbuds space just in general and i think it's really of high interest to my audience. Who are starting to wake up. To the fact that there's a lot of these devices is beyond The smart speaker and particularly the smartphone is really interesting but the smartphone without oils. Earbuds isn't really that interesting. I think for a lot of these stations. So so it's great to have you on You know given your background. But why don't we start out. Give people a little bit about your background. So obviously you're at qualcomm overseeing the highly relevant group but How did you get involved in this. You're a physicist by training. So did you always know you're going to be working at the silicon level Complete accident i stumbled into it. Come touchscreens graphics. Engines view listeners. Who who were at the raspberry pi on some of the silicon and the the blocks. I was some great colleagues on. I joined came to the radio. Cbs walls in two thousand thirteen Whole range of stuff they did. And of course of the full front was him. I think about point people realizing just just has special wireless soldier could become interrail realize why half the wise you you can get it. Wirelessly period of time as the asahi required by qualcomm's fantastic the engineering expertise of call common the breadth. The payers is just amazing. we megyn from day. One started looking around a digging around through the libraries finding while they have put into our new silicon. Which when i sing sing in the market now on very luckily very very privileged for me. I find myself running the voice music. Wearables business units Anything in this because wrapped around your wrist watch would would come with me and my team so very exciting place to be. A change is happening. Could well you've seen this. This industry grew up. Because i think he started Or very early in your career. You're working broadcom as well so you have. You've seen this over a number of years. Yes yes a lot of a lot of things going on but the the thing i think is amazing i think let me be a little bit brutally honest which perhaps he's unwise on these these accounts but if i look at t twelve twenty thirteen what was a headphone while it was. Maybe it was your little your little more headset. When you a hands free in the car maybe you put it on reached rounded back to get it when you listen to music but you know what else was it And then he looked. Today is small is wireless. Earbuds is in your pocket. It loss for hours and hours and hours know if you will when travelling very much. The moment travelling public transport rounded the big cities. You're more likely to see people with their butts in the with on. I think that's that's tremendous because it goes from a device that you you go and search out when he wants this to music device that you always have with you always have was literally on you On the processing and the silicon capability will put the interests devices. Means they are that they're becoming a was a bit like films becoming a real augmented piece of piece of hardware. You've got what you all the time offering you love. yeah. I i think it's if you go back to like twelve or thirteen. I think maybe i would add. I think i had like a set of bose or monster headphones. That i was listening to. So in those those would had some noise cancellation capabilities and in quality audio at us mostly just on the plane maybe occasionally at all I believe back in that period. Maybe a little bit. Before that. I had maybe a blue headset I've had a couple of job or heads that i would use. I would swap out if i was going to make a phone call so i had these multiple things. Those were pretty amazing and actually had this blue ant that actually had voice control. I could do a voice input like us a number but you had all these speed dials. You could use So and just to think about where we are today with the different solutions in the market. It's it's really been tremendous Just the the miniaturisation and the fact that we can have really high quality solutions all day. Long now i'm wearing some some bose headphones right now. Which i use to record because i like the way that it isolates me and sort of keeps all the back. Out nice microphones does all the gate and everything But throughout the day. Mostly i i have earbuds at and i have all different sorts and I use them for listening. But i use them for voices system. I use them for a lot of zoom meetings and conference calls. I think it's i think. Behavior has shifted. Maybe more in this space than any other over the last five or six years. I think when. I look at the what's driven it number. One is power consumption so if you look at our latest arrange of chips the fifty one hundred series. Thirty hundred series. We worked very hard last two or three years. The power time So it's it's you know two three four times less power than walls if you go back twenty sixteen seventeen. I'm what what what does that do. Well the battery get smaller ranch and the irony here you can shrink the battery and you can get the The lifetime to go so rather being maybe two three hours four hours. Maybe maybe more with a really big set of cans that easy work and i can put them in you. Ranked game four five six seven hours repair via but so it's not. It's not a kind of a concern that you you're going to use them. Use them up in the back in the case. And what am i gonna do. Can i rely on for a long time and the smooth and ally white and that does driven so fascinating things so number one given that i can put mine in my knees do i won't say yes potentially for for this bill. So now you know the voice ui. I'm won't once. I can wear them knocking tire and auto uncomfortable rival interface. I can go talk to the voice assistant. Thank goodness you know the the google's now's this wilted did all they did but the voice assistance have come alone. Am i living those feature films. I'm sitting there with this thing. In my ear unobtrusive comfortable lightweight. How gonna worry about the power On on yes. I'm getting this voice. She why we were very very closely with the likes of arizona. Google to make sure that we meet requirements. We got the right things you make it available to to our customers to end consumers so very exciting change in terms of the power consumption a low power we achieve allowing you to wear them all the time of the ones. He just wouldn't do it on. Be comfortable and then suddenly you've got this option to have a very exciting interface. You didn't have before to a lot of information through through the voice interface.
Round (Circles and Spheres)
"Merrill what do you think is cool about spheres in circles and all that from top logical standpoint spheres are pretty much the simplest shape you can think of. It's like join everything anything to a spear and it's still the same shape like take a taurus. Join us to it. just glues. fear. It's the same thing. It's kind of like the identity of top logical objects. Explain what you mean by joining us via taurus. So suppose he had just a tourist like a regular old donut and let's say you cut a hole out of that. Any cut a whole lot of the sphere and you glued those two together. The sphere would just kind of disappear into that torres just still be the same donut would still have the same donut hole. So tom logically. They're interesting interesting for other way for other reasons. I mean i like. I like the fact that they could be extended to any Dimensioned even though they're continuous objects could do that. With hyper hyper parabolas and pre aids. And all that stuff. But we're doing an episode on spheres. Just because they're cool they're the simplest object but we have all this math related to them. I mean you played as we're going to see to find his entire system of math using spheres and straight edges and so without further ado regal history of sears in circles which is a very difficult thing to do because planets are spherical. I mean spirited just exist naturally but i guessed We could talk about the early history. The early history. I mean people didn't understand spheres very well. They interested in a long time the study of pie until about a thousand see people that was between three and three point. One two five which is not very accurate finally euclid started using spheres and circles to do different proofs and he did this with compass straight edge geometry and merrill say anything about straight as geometry like doing explain maybe the limits of what you can do with head. I mean it's proved by construction. I mean as just like you can drop circles and he can drop fears and you can like get things such as length and circumference through them and you. Can you know do division to find out. it's like what ratios are things like pie. What's interesting though. Is ed using a compass straight edge. You can't do a lot of elementary things like You can't make us fear of twice volume of another sphere or you can't divide an angle by three or even five. There's a there's a very limited of stuff they can do with it however for a about a thousand years it was like the golden standard for math and geometry was euclid elements which we've talked about many many times on the show the proof that he had For the area of a circle being half the area of a rectangle is that divided the circle into a bunch of pie basically and made the slices of pie instantly thin and noted that those are triangles about the size of the radius tall with the total base length of the circumference of the circle. Right with you. Basically proved that a circle has area of a triangle with a base of the circumference and height of so. You could imagine this as listen. You take an orange right right and you peel apart the orange slices down so that all the points of the slices are facing up other orange skin. Really give you did that. In the in the orange an infinite number of segments you could make those segments simple triangles right. Yeah and then they together would all have the the area of the circle. Okay so pretty much you taking a bunch of triangles and adding them up to the area. The circle is what you're saying. Yeah and so the circum- the basis of all the struggles all put together. is equal to the of the circle and the height of all those triangles. Because they're all segments of the circle is our so the radius the radius and so one have ten circumference which is two times are leads us to the very familiar formula pyre squared or one half tower squared right. Because you know those of us who follow by heart will refuse to accept pi and tau which is to pie is the real circle constant or and then we go onto archimedes who proved that the volume of sphere is a two-thirds volume of the including cylinder and We did this problem episode or something but simply done what d- simply put. He did this by taking cylinder that encloses a hemisphere right and then a Cohen that starts at the top of the cylinder and goes down to the bottom and they noted that every with every slice the slice of the cylinder mine is a slice of the code was equal to the slice of the sphere so since the volume of cone is one third the volume of a cylinder. It's one of mine is one thirty goals two-thirds again. We might do this on a problem. Episode
Thanksgiving Food Drive In New Jersey Breaks Records
"The food and secure and Morristown or having a Great Thanksgiving, thanks to the success of an annual food driving, Okay, Whatever. Just Kimberly Adams joins us in Kim. Apparently this food drive broke some records. Yes, Indeed. This year's a horse Town Homeschool Association, Thanksgiving food drive, collected Maura turkeys and pies than ever before. So, says Chairperson Ronnie to Brady. Our goal was originally to collect 315 turkeys and pies. And we ended up exceeding that by collecting 403 turkeys and 387 pies. So it was really wonderful to see that this book Donated from residents went to places like Mend housing, which is a faith based, affordable housing community and 20 Oaks, which is the county social service agency. Brady says the group of volunteers, you know they kind of thought maybe there might be some setbacks due to the pandemic, but they were pleasantly surprised. And we're more than happy to help out being in a pandemic of being closed up into our houses and wanting to try to do something, even if it's something little giving a turkey or pie. I mean, such a big difference to the families who receive those by the way, it only took four. Was to collect all of this food, and there were even some leftovers to go to some food pantries nearby. And you know, you certainly love to see it. That's Kay. Whatever use Kimberly Adams telling, telling us
Where the Trump campaign and Republicans' election-related lawsuits stand
"Looking good for President Trump and the transition as I mentioned we're now today two full weeks post Election Day in America. There are 17 lawsuits and six states somewhere saddled. Others were dropped. I think one or two or dismissed, eight are pending and all but well, Here's a Here's a quick read on this. All but one are long shots, according to experts and legal analyst law, scholar stuff like that, whether you want to believe them, that's up to you. One that has the most merit right now is one that the Supreme Court is debating, and that Pennsylvania legally allowed belt to be accepted for three days after the election day. So Trump has a really good shot the same experts eight winning this, but here's the problem. The gap is about 10,000 votes. Okay, so he's 10,000 votes in that pool That came in three days after the election, So let's say he wins all time 1000 votes which is unlikely, right? I would imagine a lot of those could be buying votes. So give me 10,000 fine. He lost Pennsylvania by 55,000 votes. It's not going to change the outcome of the election. No matter how much you want, ignore the facts and He has to have Pennsylvania plus 18 more electoral votes. The campaign. Thanks. Michigan is probably maybe in play with 16 electoral votes, but he lost by what 150,000 votes there. How are you going to swing this? If he could win. He still needs one more state. He's gotta win Pennsylvania. They gotta take that back. He's gotta take Michigan back, and then we need one more state. On top of that. Where do you get? Where do you come up with this? I'm just trying to see a path. The victory here and I have not seen it since. Bubbly a week and week and a half ago. It's looking less likely now. And yet there's a lot of folks, maybe you that are holding out hope that this thing's rigged and it's fixed and all that, and I I don't see it. I don't see how you get a path there. It doesn't mean that's you want him to lose, but it's pretty clear he's lost. And let's let's okay. So let's say you get Pennsylvania. You get Michigan. I don't know how you're gonna. There's a real part about that, too, is you know the math? He's gotta flip what 38 electoral votes to get to suit to 70. So it's Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona. No matter what the state it's one of two problems. Here's the real problems with us. First of all, you gotta prove fraud, which they really aren't widespread fraud. They you can't prove that And neither asked the ask. They're asking the courts right now either won't given enough votes as the case in Michigan to win that state or The ask is so big with little or no proof no court in the world is going to disenfranchise those who voted. It's just it's simply not gonna happen. You going to throw it all out? The problem is that even if you could prove some level of fraud, what's the solution there? What's what they called the legal remedy. Um, if you want me through it all up, and then you'd be disenfranchising Biden voters, which would they be denied the same equal protection you're looking for so it just it doesn't work. It's not about it's not about whether was fraud. This is about The idea that that somehow The election was stolen. I don't know what you come up with a fraud angle on this. I mean, it all sounds good. When you start examining the fax it just It doesn't work that way. No matter how much you wanted to. How do you get the 38 electoral votes if you're to 70 right now. T get 2 to 70. I guess I should say What's interesting, too is is finding that other state right OK, so Wisconsin, Georgia. They're doing recounts right now. Andhra history, the most you'll see is a swing of a few 100 votes. So Trump trails him by by something like 10,000 votes in Georgia. Right now in 20,000, Wisconsin. I don't think you're gonna flip Wisconsin. But let's look at the closer one. Georgia 10,000. Well, they just this just broke by the way they found 2600 uncounted ballots during the recount in Georgia. Okay, That's 2600. Not all of those are going to go. Trump's late, But if if it does you still lose by 8000 votes. So what? Away at recount where you've seen tens of thousands of votes swing in the other direction. You haven't and what would make us think that all of a sudden and 2020. This is the year where that's going to occur. You can't You know, at some point, you look at it and go, man. It's it's over. It's done. You gotta flip Pennsylvania. You gotta flip probably Michigan, and then you got one more state on top of it. It just the odds of that happening. It's simply impossible at this point. No matter how much people complain and moan about it, it's it's what it is. And how even Arizona, right Where's the fraud? There? They dropped. I believe they drop their case in Maricopa County last week. On deck courts have shot him down, left and right. And even so much So, you know Sam with Georgia but Republican Arizona. You've got a Republican attorney general there, said, Listen, there's no evidence of fraud whatsoever. You wouldn't think that the Republican attorney general If there was any sniff of fraud would root that out and make a case to try and swing Arizona to trump because he's a Republican. And yet that's not the case. But if you're buying a conspiracy theory now, this is what I love about conspiracy. There's because you just keep digging a hole. Well, that's because the Republicans are in on it. Wait a minute. What? So the Republicans don't want their guy to win? Yeah, that's it. You can't prove that, but I can't disprove it. Which is the magic of conspiracy theories. But it does make you sound bad poop and saying Look, it's done. It's over. Trump lost the election. Now the real dumpster fires going to begin because he's out of office, and I said Trump on office is gonna be a hell of a lot more interesting than Trump in office. If he does a media network, which is really difficult to do, but I think he'd probably be a lot more pied a lot more juice doing that. Talking about running in 2024. He probably won't because he e. I don't think is ego allowed toe even think about losing a 2nd 2nd time around. And he'll just He'll nominate Tiger Hill feel anoint someone else to to say this is the guy that embodies my values, Beliefs and ideals. This is the person you should vote for us. We were in 2024, but right now I don't know what people are crying about the election of being thrown and rigged, and there's just there's no proof of it whatsoever. At some point we do have to move forward.
How Probiotics Reduce Cravings & Support Weight Loss
"I'm cassie wenas. I'm a registered and licensed dietitian and as my friends and family know well. One of my favorite things to do is to co-host this radio program. There are a couple of reasons why i if longtime listeners haven't noticed yet. I love to talk so this is a really good fit for me. But there's more to it than that. I also love to have this opportunity each month when i co host to help. Thousands of people understand how the simple act of eating real food supports good health and truly this job of talking about eating. Real food connects me to my roots. I grew up on the same ranch in north dakota that my grandpa homesteaded nearly nine decades ago and my grandma who just passed away. This last march lived on that ranch long after grandma died long after she retired. I could actually see grandma's house out of our kitchen window growing up and there was barely a day that went by that. I didn't see my grandma and grandma knew how to cook. You never left her house hungry. That's for sure. She made delicious meals and all from real food. She butchered her own chickens. She collected her own eggs. When our kids were little she milked. The cows gave her the cream that she put in her coffee. And oh my goodness grandma made delicious whipped cream from that real cream on the holidays to tap her apple pie in her pumpkin pie and of course when grandma was baking pies she used real lard never crisco and whenever i think of grandma is gardening. Grandma had a huge garden filled with tons of delicious vegetables dinner. At grandma's meant you'd not only get delicious food but you'd get real food so like i said maybe the biggest reason why i love hosting this dishing up nutrition program is that ties me to my roots because it allows me to share with all of you the importance of eating that real food like the kind of food that i grew up on. So enough of my reminiscent. Let's get to today's topic as always. It's a good one and i think it's pretty timely. With the holidays coming upon us today we're going to be talking about how probiotics can reduce your cravings and help with weight loss so with that i'd like to introduce my co host in studio with me. This morning is a fellow registered and licensed dietitian and leah. I've been talking long enough. How about you take a minute to tell listeners. A little bit about yourself. I think the hand off. Cassie and good morning. Twelve our listeners. Good saturday morning to all of our listeners. So i only client showed. And i've been a registered dietitian with nutritional weight and wellness for the last three and a half years and i am a proud mama of a two year old boy and in mma. When i'm at home part time i hang out with him and then part time i see clients out of our mendota heights office and right. Now we're seeing all of our clients virtually or over the phone but one of my favorite things to do on. Those workdays is to really help clients. Problem solved to help them. Achieve whatever their health goal is and to help them just kind of achieve better overall health in general and i will admit so. Cassie you told a wonderful story about growing up with real food. And and how i love what you said about this tying it back to your roots while i didn't necessarily have that same of background coming into this so when i was first introduced to that real food message. It wasn't until i was actually in graduate school and going to get my master's degree in nutrition so as dietetic student. And i would still say you know. Even at that point. I was a long term health nut still so health and nutrition and wellness was still a passion of mine but when i first heard that real food message i was a little skeptical because it was so different than what i was actually learning in school but i had some digestive problems. I had some anxiety. I had some knee pain. That was making me feel than what i really was. So i decided to just kinda swallow a little bit of that pride and decided to just give that balanced eating a try will lo and behold three weeks later. I felt better than i had felt in years so the bloating and the gas. That would happen to me. Every single night that was eighty percent gone within those first three weeks and my energy was my anxiety was down and my really big aha moment. When i first started noticing. Those ballot benefits eating real food. Was that the chaka creating were gone. Absolutely one hundred percent gone. I realized and i remember it so clearly. I was driving home from class one night and was thinking and was i haven't touched or even thought about a piece of chocolate in the last three weeks. That was huge for me. And then i was like oh i get it now. This makes sense this is. It's clicking for me now. So ever since then you know it became that you know that believer and just wanting to share that knowledge and that passion that experience with that message with anyone and everyone who who is willing to listen to me
Global to commission original podcasts
"Jilani has powerful friends presidents bill clinton and donald trump. I just wish her well. Frankly hunting jilin global original podcast global the media. Entertainment group prevented a podcast commissioning. Partnership with denso's story lab they're ray content investor producer and distributor operated by advertising agency. The first podcast to be produced his hunting jalen her story about jilin maxwell it'll be presented by jones. We need in his first project since leaving the bbc. Paul bane have announced podcast wellness week a week. Daily panels and speakers about mental health meditation and a positive mindset from november thirtieth events. Free to watch live pod. Smooch is a new service allowing podcast is to have one place for that. Episode's merchandise and sponsor links megaphone now appears to support vast her method of allowing multiple third party companies to serve ads on podcasts nineteen and their support in september. A write up of the recent podcast day online highlighted. Some yougov studies into podcasting. Saying the bbc sounds the most popular podcast app in the uk. That app only includes podcasts. And a handful of third party the winners of the portuguese podcast awards were announced. We've the full list to which we've added. Podcast hosts as well. Congratulations if you're one of those winners pods claims to recommend podcasts. Specifically for you and allows you to keep your existing podcast player. Alana source now has been announced as the new head of marketing audience development for podcast one. And how discoverable is your podcast. Headliner has released the podcast. Discover ability greater a free tool to help. It gives us a score of ninety percent marking us down for not being with a cool kids on instagram. And podcast news. The piper is a new drama from something else for the bbc. A modern take on the pied piper fairy tale stars thames in auschwitz and a soundtrack by bat for lashes. Natasha khan the corona virus. Radio ideas awards took place yesterday. Two podcast awards in there the best podcast creativity and entertainment when to bbc. Radio four's comedy podcast. Now wash your hands while the best podcast long form. Storytelling went to the spanish language. Post scandal lose from podium. Podcasts produced by longtime pod news reader. Francesco is a sweetser. All of the witnesses links from our show notes now newsletter. Today race at work is new from the harvard. Business review you can hear leaders from business and governments trace their personal journeys with rice equity and inclusion and learn from their mistakes and their triumphs and the london philharmonic orchestra has launched lp offstage exploring the lights of castro musicians. Covers everything from how to keep your instruments in working order to life on the road as a classical musician.
No modern presidential candidate has refused to concede... until now
"President elect Biden is moving ahead with his transition despite President Trump's refusal to cooperate. Never in modern history has a president who lost an election resorted to the antics being played out in the White House. CBS News correspondent Ed O'Keefe reports from Willington, Delaware. President elect Joe Biden, briefing reporters three days after he declared victory, but forced to address the fact that President Trump refuses to concede. I just think it's an embarrassment. Great. Frankly, the only thing that What can I say this Tactful. I think it Help the president's legacy, Mr Pied and spoke out as the Trump administration continues to block the president elect's transition team from accessing federal agencies and funding needed to conduct the traditional transfer of power. And as many of the president's congressional allies refused to dispute Mr Trump's baseless claims of widespread voter fraud. The whole Republican Party has been put in a position with a few notable exceptions of, um Pain. Miley intimidated by the sitting president, Mr Biden is getting support from several world leaders, the heads of Germany, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom, all making congratulatory phone calls once he takes office. The president elect says he wants to re enter the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement, both of which President Trump famously withdrew from In a normal transition. Mr Biden already would be receiving classified briefings from top intelligence officials about global concerns. The Trump administration is so far refusing to let them do so. The president elect said he isn't worried. But there's only one president at a time. He's president. In another example of how this transition is going differently. CBS News has learned that the State Department is playing no role in those calls between the president elect and world leaders. Usually diplomats would be listening in to protect national security.
Who is Pewdiepie?
"I gave Kevin Yes, of all the things that I've learned over the past year of working with you. My grandma says, I sound just like what I did. None of it has surprised me more than I have learned that this guy is not only the most popular YouTube forever, everyone looks up to him as like. Not really a god. But like you do God like way bigger than anyone that Kayla never got into is reached, transcends nationality, language and culture in a career made possible by the digital age, But according to some measures like he's the most famous person Think of our lifetime. Yeah, like he likes to pretend to be like he's really even though so many people that I know have never even heard of him. I don't know. I just said it was just something about him that makes people love him so much You feel like you're a part of it with him and somehow His story gives me life is central to understanding the culture war of our age. Yeah, like all day lunch, purified all day. And one of the wildest things about it is that this whole story unfolded in front of a webcam. So real name is Felix Schelberg. He's Swedish. He looks very sweetest on the air. Blue eyes in 2010. He's 20 years old. He's an undergrad at a Swedish university, And in April of that year, he starts a YouTube channel. And he begins uploading these videos with boss himself, playing his favorite video games like Call of Duty in Minecraft. Okay, I should probably do something more productive. After this. He starts every video or most videos, saying like how what's up throws its weight. Money's fear, and by the end of the year today, we're going to celebrate because I have 100 subscribers. He's got a few fans. A lot of people one hundreds of drivers is probably an incident. Insignificant number, but too mean to me. It means a lot, So I just want to thank you guys so much and welcome everyone to port One of Nightmare has two pretty soon he moves on from call of duty and Minecraft, and he starts playing these horror games. And these videos. They're actually pretty fun tow because his reaction to the scary stuff in these games is very, very over the top. And this thing that he's doing this sort of mix of intimacy and this were juvenile humor. It causes his audience. Stay awesome Growth group that calls itself the bro Armed Ebro Army has now reached I have a million subscribers, which is insane to keep growing bigger. It's pretty much my job right now. To make these videos I used to have the shittiest job and bigger I never, ever expected. One million. That is just and bigger. Already. Two million. I'm like crazy fast until finally in 2013. Just two years after he dropped out of college. I got this in the mail. It says Guinness World Records, Felix suddenly finds himself as the most subscribed channel. In YouTube's history. Most sailor. Well, this guy is making $15 million. Doing what? Okay, so I'm gonna drink this water. This is the cheap water. Then I'm gonna piss in this. We're gonna wait a day. And then I'm going to drink this water, the expensive water And then I'm gonna piss this water back in the bottle as puny pies channel grows and then I'm gonna drink it and then I can evaluate which tastes better. $1 pits for $600. He starts doing less video game playing and more like that is an extremely ugly baby. I'm not going to lie like that is a lot of chins for a baby reviews and reactions to things that are trending on the Internet man taking up too much space on the train.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"The fourth Thursday of every month they are available on our youtube channel. And I'm just going to see if I can find like my channel so if you're on youtube and you go to search Pi Education. It should come up with our youtube channel all videos as a right there from webinars going back to Jeez a long time ago. Excellent two years old so far and like you said we've got some some of six hundred seventy three hundred eighty US seven hundred ninety views one thousand eight hundred views one thousand five hundred views. There there are a lot of people that are going out there watching these things and I think getting really good information from them. One of the last things I wanted to talk about is something that is new that you're doing this year and it is the weekly briefings things. Tell us what the weekly briefings are. You can blame that on. Kim Greene lawyer her. And how do we find him by the way the weekly briefings are on the Youtube Channel. They're just labeled education weekly briefing. You can also find them in pursuit magazine. A believe Kim is posting those there you can also subscribe Ash. We should tell people people you can subscribe to Youtube and search education. You can subscribe to that channel and so when a new video comes out when a briefing comes out each week you will you get notice of it. Yeah absolutely um so I think a weekly briefing showing up a yeah. It's showing up on the from the editor on the right hand side underneath the education banner. There's a kind of a red card with the the beard sunglasses image. That is my icon. I guess the bearded wonder the bearded wonder you know breath. We'll talk about that another time. But if you click on from the editor section that's where you can find on pursue magazine the weekly briefing in. I'll tell you this. So Kim's idea was let's just do it once a week and talk about what's coming up for the week. There's they're short. They're they're easy there. Quick it's just a way to kind of see what's going on at piano that week in that month and you know if you don't watch some you're certainly not gonNA hurt my feelings but if you do it's a quick way to kind of get your head on what we're doing well and they're short. They're ten ten twelve minutes in length. Ah Good portion of the content that you provide to private. Investigators is free. They really should take advantage of it. That's my My recommendation well. I appreciate that. Yeah I'm just looking at the The last briefing Two minutes and thirty nine seconds like these are really short kind of quick punchy get into it get out of the kind of thing so I I help people find them useful useful I'm happy to do. I think it's fun to get up in front of the camera and do that thing. You've been listening to Tennessee. Private investigator how Humphries on the Inter Mountain Pi. I any final thoughts. You Know Scott my final thoughts of this thank you so much for inviting me to be part of your podcast. I you and I've had a friendship it per while now and the last thing I would like to say is if you find yourself in around Salt Lake City. There's a restaurant you have to go. Oh enjoy Scott the name of the restaurant in the ready Guana yes. We had a meal there. One night. Read Iguana if you get down there and check out the Red.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"I'm pretty excited. Just today recorded a new podcast with an attorney out of Fort Worth by the name of Reagan win in it is going to be kind of. We're not going to rename the sound of pursuit. But this this podcast is called Profane irreverent and snarky and to which is a reference to animal house thing but I believe so. Yes Reagan win. As an attorney with whom I've worked a great deal in the past couple of years he's crazy smart and he is funny and he profane and he's irreverent which is one of the reasons I I liked him so much? But the podcast is kind of a lawyer and investigator getting together to talk about issues of justice not just stuff for private investigators but issues of justice in general and today we talked about jury selection and Juror Diversity And we had Robert Hirschhorn on who is a jury selection specialist. Probably one of the best in the country. So that podcast will be co-produced reduced by pursuit magazine and education in. I think we'll run it in the same place as the sound pursuits. I'm pretty excited about that. We're going to we're going to do. We've committed to do one a month and so far. I'm really excited about the way. It sounds in Canada the level of production on that so. When will that episode be APP? You know I'd love to say tomorrow. Laura we've got to. I'm in Nashville. Reagan win is in Fort Worth and our guest is calling in from somewhere else. So we're having to do audio on both ends and bring it together and edit together so I'm hoping we'll have something Next week be the best case scenario. Excellent besides the production value it is very well written it's engaging and it really draws you win for lack of a better word. The new format with US speaking with attorneys. I think it's kind of work. I think that'll work great. I look forward to it. Yeah I think it's going to be I think it's going to be full of good information that investigators can use an also since Reagan is committed added to doing this with us for the year. Hopefully we'll get some more attorneys listening in and I think one of the one of the struggles we have is private investigators as a lot of attorneys. Just don't realize what we do or how can have exactly so let's Let's kind of turn the page and go onto. Pi Education Dot Com. We've kind of talked the we've mentioned it here. And there you mentioned now if you go to pursuit MAG which is at pursuit MAG dot com on the right hand side. You'll see a an an ad. I guess for education you can click on that and go right to it or of course you can go to education dot com directly. Tell us a little bit about how the idea came about and what What you offer? What kind of courses do you offer so in terms of how the idea came about you and I are just old enough that we're member I can't I think it was Joe. Let raisers where the guy said. I liked it so much. The company I had taken several courses through education and had gotten to know Stephanie Mitchell who is still the manager of the business while taking courses and basically pestering her because I was having some struggles with tech back issues here and there and got to be friends with her and Scott Herald the guy that founded beatification Scott was looking to make a change and we talked to Scott about about the possibility of of buying the business from him and we did that. Jim McLeod and I have had education and pursuit magazine now for almost ten years and it has been been one of the best things I've ever done really really happy with the decision and I'm happy with the business and I like the content. I mean that's one of the reasons we decided to buy the business. We just we like the concept of offering education online in a format that anybody can access and kind of take at their own pace when you talked about continuing education earlier in the course the licensing and in throughout the US is courses different everywhere. You Go Some states don't even have licensing of private investigators. I think Colorado is certainly been thinking lately about getting rid of it after they fought so hard to get it. But that's another podcast. I know in Texas Texas Texas requires continuing education credits to maintain your license. Utah doesn't so really. It's it's different wherever you go here. But regardless of weather AH private investigator regardless of weather continuing education credits are required. It's an excellent opportunity to learn more to Educate yourself and It it kind of branch out your skills. What type of courses can you give us the names of some of the courses that you offer and these are all online at correct less correct in one before before I go through the course names? I want to just like kind of drive the point home that you just said yes. It's a great resource if you want to expand your business or find another other area of investigative work that you'd like to get into that you don't have any experience with taken in education there. There are several ways to become competent in in an area one is self study one is education another is partnering with someone. Who Does that thing that you'd like to do there? There may be other ways those kind of the main three ways that new to acquire competency. We've had several investigators who were new to the business come. I'm to us at their in states. Were continuing education is not required but they want to learn as much as they can about the business and they take several of our courses and that that's the kind of thing that makes me happy when someone is dedicated enough and curious note that they availed themselves of all the available information to learn as much as I can about the business or getting into. So that's one use for it. The other thing is you know. If if you've been aren't just for instance you retired law enforcement enforcement You've got fifteen twenty years on the force. You did one type of investigation that entire time. Maybe you had resources on the police force that you don't have access to any more. Pi Pursuit magazine for that matter are to resources they can point you in the direction of where you can find not the same resources but equivalent or similar resources so private investigators by-in-large enlarge aren't going to be able to access the national criminal investigations database right and it would be nice but no it's That's a big no-no and you hear some investigators say I'm retired law enforcement. I can still access at them by and large. I don't think they're being one hundred percent forthright. That system is audited. Anyone who does a search on that system. There's a record of the search. They did that kind of business but there are. There are resources that we as private investigators leaders can have access to online databases where we can go and look again not the same information not maybe not as detailed but similar information and it can point us in the right direction so. Pi Education has some courses on for instance skip tracing from start to finish How how to find people it's a great primer on how to use those databases and how to find the information that used to be able to just go to your police force available database? And do that now. You can't you're you're in the private sector. Find people skip tracing from start to finish his a great course to get someone's no one's head around how to do that. Now that the private world vert of the CSI effect When it comes to juries I think there's the private investigator database effect as well where you become a private investigator and for some reason you've watched a lot of TV and you you've watched Jack Bauer twenty four? Just pull of everything up on his databases and you get You Know Dell point or Idei core or something and you just pretty much think it's all going to be there and those databases are great. I believe me I couldn't do my work without them. But things are often more complicated than just that so I it sounds like this course really can point people in the right direction. Yeah and again. I miss you because we don't. I don't think we endorse specific databases. We discuss several databases in these courses. I have gotten out of the endorsement worship business for right now but you know there's that's just one of the courses we offer we've got a course on. Here's a topic that everybody loves is to hear about and learn about Deception detection we have a course on education. It's a six hours to eat course called. It's all lies understanding deception detection and it walks investigator through the process of deception detection using various methods to determine whether or not someone is lying to you spoiler alert by and large most of us can tell fifty per cent coin. Toss whether or or not someone is lying to us if someone spins thirty years studying facial expressions and body language at the academic level. Oh you know frame by frame analysis of interviews and stuff like that. They can increase their chances of telling when someone's lying them to fifty three percent. These are not mine numbers. These these were numbers given to me. By men David Mott's Mata Mata motto out of California. He is a specialist in micro expressions. It's difficult to tell when someone's lying to you you can tell when someone's uncomfortable You can tell when someone is disturbed about a topic you you can tell when they're getting nervous but that doesn't necessarily mean they're lying So there's a there's a six hour. Ce Course on deception detection. I think is fantastic and I'm not just. You're saying that because Kim Green put together with me. I'm saying it because he's really good information. We've got another course surveillance strategies for success. It's a your standard surveillance course I We are in the process right now of updating that course with some pretty cool videos and some other content. So that's there is just P is a really good resource. Investigators that want to learn more about the business and I would point out that you also have a course on ethics and if you have any you state that does require continuing education. Ethics is typically You know required across the board yet. Most states require an ethics course And I think most states require two hours. I will say this about the ethics course we are in the process right now And when I say right now today we worked on a little bit. We've been working the past month now. A brand new ethics course written by our staff produced by the education. A Story Board and I'm pretty excited. United Launch. It we Should go where the next month. Next month's theme for Education for the Webinars and for Pursuit magazine is ethics. will be talking about Ethics all month next month. Everybody's really excited about that. It's funny here. People say study ethics. You're either good or you're not. Here's the thing when you stab daddy ethics as a topic it can provide a framework by which you can make better decisions and we go into some detail about absolute loot morality. And what's right and what's wrong and relative morality and relative ethics no sayings. But it's surprising. How many times I come across situations where I'm unlike somebody asks me to do something like yeah I can do that and I think I don't wait? Wait wait wait. I need to think about this and make sure that it's it's number one number two ethical. Well you heard it first here folks ethics next month this month. The topic was marketing so WE'RE GONNA go into ethics next month. which is well-needed especially in this industry Especially eight and a lot of times clients. Don't know what's legal what we can do So of course there are opportunities to perform unethical ethical Sentences the courses you offer range. I think that the least expensive fifty dollars and the the most goes up to about one eighty five and the average average is about one hundred and forty dollars of course. Is that sound about right to you. That sounds right maybe one of course we've got we offer a course for Georgia private investigators gators that has the pre-licensing core Senate covers.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"The Inter Mountain. Pi podcast follows the real life exploits investigative tips and insightful advice of private investigators Scott Fulmer the principal at Inter Inter Mountain. Pi and author of the critically acclaimed true crime. Memoir Confessions of a private eye. The names locations and other identifying details have been changed to protect protect the privacy of individuals the innocent and the guilty as a private investigator. It's easy to get stuck in the endless list cycle of work in particular the daily Minutia of phone calls reports and dealing with difficult clients. You can spend so much time working working on your business that you can't work on yourself in other words reading books and watching Webinars as well as listening to podcasts or becoming a CF. Not or Cli Jim. Rohn said quote formal education will make you a living self. Education will make you a fortune. Close quote this week on the Inter Mountain. Pi Continuing Education for private investigators. With how Humphries the one guy that's made it his mission in life WCHS. ooh ooh broadcasting from the crossroads of the West in historic Salt Lake City. You're listening to the Inter into mountain. Pi podcast here's.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"Broadcasting from the crossroads of the West in historic Salt Lake City when you're listening to the Inter Mountain P. I. Podcast? Here's your host celebrated Utah. Private investigator. Scott Fulmer hey welcome back to the podcast. Tom Scott Fulmer. I'M A UTAH. Private investigator and I am author of confessions of a private eye. You can find my book on Amazon and you can find me on the web at. WWW DOT inter mountain p I dot Com just had the pleasure of speaking with Matt Spare and I will be in a future future episode of his podcast. It's called Pi Perspectives. You can find it wherever you get your podcasts. You're listening to episode number thirty five ways private investigators except client payments. So let's talk about the five ways private investigators except client payments. Now obviously there are more five ways. There's a lot of different ways but the goal is to give your client plenty of ways to put their money in your pocket as speaking of getting paid track ops has ways to keep your cash flow well flowing track. OPS is a powerful investigation management platform. In fact it's used by companies of all sizes is is in countries all around the world with features designed for managing every aspect of the PI agency. Track OPS has the tools you need to streamline your operation in from intake to invoice track ops you can see at a glance how much budget remains on a particular file. So let's make twenty twenty year. You become more profitable with track ops. You can get checkups free right now for fifteen days by signing a patrol cops dot com mentioned that you heard about it on the Inter Mountain. Pi podcast outcast. And you'RE GONNA get an additional ten percent off of your base. Subscription price track ops his case management made easy. So let's talk about the five ways private investigators except client payments. The first is accounting software programs such as quickbooks and fresh books they allow you to accept credit card payments plus they seamlessly integrated clients payment right into your accounting he can also send invoices by email. Alan you can even use a credit card reader. For example quickbooks has the go payment at put allows you to accept the credit cards. And you'RE GONNA want to check these show notes at. WWW DOT inter mountain dot com for the specific rates and fees. Go to the website. Go to the podcast go to this podcast episode which is number thirty and at the bottom you will find the actual rates and fees number to a bank cashier's check cashier's check is essentially a check from the bank in other words is guaranteed certified funds. You can feel comfortable accepting a cashier's check from customer because it won't bounce on the other hand and there is such thing as fraudulent cashier's checks so if there's any question as to the authenticity of the cashier's check just take it to your bank and had them review it the third of the five ways private investigators except client payments through mobile payment services for example APPs such as Vin Mo- pay pal how and facebook payments and the plus side if you're dealing especially with domestic clients. They're probably already familiar with these types of APPs they're already using vim. Oh they're probably already using facebook payment so it's not any new ground for them and again the idea is to make it easy for clients to pay you. Number number. Four is credit cards for one thing. The credit card industry has changed dramatically in the last twenty to thirty years as a matter of fact the days of leasing and expensive credit record terminal and paying outrageous monthly fees and monthly minimums are over. There are numerous companies right now. Such as stripe clover pay the anywhere and of course square that allow you to accept credit card payments they typically charge a percentage of the payment and then a flat fee again check the show notes is for current rates unlike the aforementioned accounting and mobile payment examples these other services are strictly credit card services. They each provide a card reader. You probably we're GONNA have to pay for them some. Give them free. But most you're GONNA have to pay and with a credit card reader you can accept credit cards by magnetic strip by M. V. Chip contactless card. Hard Apple. Pay Whatever the card. We Use your connected by Bluetooth to your cell phone or to your tablet for instance you can meet a client at a coffee shop and accept a payment right there here at the table and finally the fifth way private investigators accept customer. Payments is through a bank wire conventional bank wire is simply an electronic the transfer of funds between two people are two entities. Amankwah should not be confused with an Ach transferred that something totally different. But Bank wires can be sent sent both domestically and internationally client would pay about twenty five to thirty five dollars to send you a domestic bank wire whereas a the international bank wire would be about thirty to sixty dollars. It really depends on the bank now. There's no cost for you to receive the bank wire which is a plus and depending on the bank a domestic bank wire can occur the same day so you can. You can get the money the same day International Bank W- may take a couple of days and this has been five ways as private investigators except client payments. There are numerous other methods but these five ways or some of the most common. You've been listening to the Inter Mountain. Pi podcast the number one show for private investigators who wanted to take their investigative skills to the next level. Join join us every Tuesday on Apple Google spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and be sure to subscribe rate and give us a five star review. Send your comments comments and questions to podcast at Inter Mountain. Pi Dot Com. That is it for this week's episode until next time this is Utah private investigator. Investigators Scott Fulmer or my new. The game.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"Tried to do a fiber match between the loading living in the glue. Unfortunately the company that that meant that we believe manufactured the clothing provided to the staff at the restaurant at times no longer in business the DNA results On all of the stuff was inconclusive and was because they were mixes on it for the most part sure they were not exclusive by the way so show that was key that finding that stuff really put things in a different light so then we started to look and by the way my partner in the business business. She's she is the owner. Natalie buyer is a forensic expert. Natalie spent twenty years as a detective in in large police. Department Doing forensic cases. She's testified local criminal courts in federal court related to DNA end serology algae. She was Henry Lease Graduate Assistant. University of new haven gone. Wow okay grab graduate degree in forensics. So Ju she sort of knows what she's doing with this lattice to was really to focus on on these two guys the one who inhabited their cabin the other the other guy it it turns out. Shortly after Michelle disappears those guys beat feet and go back to Texas in any intervening years one of them winds up back in Texas prison winds winds up in a Texas prison because he had the misfortune to when drunk run over a an attorney. General's son a car accident and apparently he served his sentence but then didn't pay the fine so he was re imprisoned. And this is this is. This is imprisoned at the time that we're involved in this case and the other guy became a state corrections officer Texas but he had left that employment and he was he was out in cleaning. Graveyards was was his job job so I had to go find both these guys we went to Texas Natalie and I interviewed The Guy who was in prison who made no admissions but he essentially intially has what I call a consciousness of guilt and he would not have been liable frankly as an accessory statue limitations at run he would have been a good witness appetizers. Pretty Sharp Guy. He really didn't WanNA sell himself limits. Friend down the river and again. Yana Guy I found on road interviewed him. Never in person person but via telephone couple times at makes him what my mind are a tacit admissions tells me he was the last person to see her alive which which is interesting because he told other people out found. I found several women at the state. Police had never interviewed. Who talked about what both of these guys talked? Bad burning bloody clothes. They both had a preponderance in a tendency to do violence to women. Really in total circumstantial problematic where we're one of these One of these guys the individuals seen by by the witness Kevin tubs with With Michelle with Eddie van. Yes and a net that individual own that white pick-up trucks so what happens is after they leave if they leave New York. TUCK and go back to Texas that white pickup truck. He disposes that pretty quickly. You know within a month or so the back in Texas so I'm thinking about it. I'M GONNA wipe pickup truck. I obviously could had the registration of the truck was in new. York was available to me. I did a search in. I found every owner owner of that truck subsequent to our subject getting rid of it in Texas and it turns out that the truck at the time of you know this is last. Trial was in Louisiana owned by a guy who did some oilfield working and some other stuff found him. I sent an associate Texas woman after talk to him and then a basically really suspicious as away we have to buy you called the local sheriff after my associate left and he contacted me told them. Listen get nothing to do with the current owner. It's as cruel case basically giving round terms. Would it was just okay. Tell your legit and everything so the guy call me back and I want it the guy that I was going to give them. This was a for my memory. Serves me correctly like a two thousand pickup truck in which Oakland Twenty Sixteen I said listen. I'd like to buy your drop in. Why the by US it? You've twenty five thousand dollars for new told me Gee I can't do that. The best truck ever ever had so knew that was going on so it automatically did was negotiated to drop for day to be inspected and he had air friends ended on the truck place with a lift hide. I want an independent third party. Someone really no connection to the case. Obviously Natalie was involved in the case now but Natalie was gonna a good down in Louisiana in do for instance evaluation of the truck nervous. We're talking you know fifteen years later. Sure Yeah and and several owners later civil arose later fifteen hundred miles away so so at I guess the closest place a big city would be baton rouge I called Baton Rouge Police Department. I want to talk to somebody in their crime scene forensic department unfortunately the guy who was the head of it and just retired and did a little research. He's well known in the forensic community actually worldwide. I crime scene got a solid individual. It just retired. I was looking for a referral to somebody in the area. I got his number. Call Them Up. Explain to him what the story was at giving him the the whole story because I really want I want some independence. There he did he does do work on privately He had been retired US more than happy to to meet. Natalie Natalie flew down there they they went out there to the place to buy. The truck was at the the the mechanic place with the lift. They took it apart. Basically they did between Natalie in this gentleman. They did a thorough forensic evaluation examination. What they found was indications of blood through some chemical liked testing some fiber hair and cloth and deep inside the the stiffener you'd thinking about? This is a pickup truck with bucket seats and on a passenger side on on the left side. Where you plug your seat the receptacle female in the way plugging seatbelt into Brian is a is a plastic sleeve that that makes that stand up APSOS in our seatbelts? Not Flop down. At the bottom of that enclosure Manley found what appeared to be a diamond studier when Michelle when missing. She had at least one bag of jewelry with this. She had made attempts and local pawn shops and and learn secondhand dealers up around Western western New York area to the south over jewelry. Rolex some diamond earrings. They're photographs is Michelle wearing diamond stud earrings cal given guns steadier rain. She hid the diamonds. urines from family members. Recover this diamond earrings from the seat belt stiffener which was sent off. DNA analysis at some point. But I reached back contacted every owner of that trump subsequent to its sale by my subject into a person. Listen they tell them what was founded in. Ask them some questions. Anybody had to lose any demanded value when he trump. Now Women in your truck in in two those two hundred three people told me is never been a woman in my truck. That's what you call a thorough investigation right. And then when I said any anybody ever lose any jewelry Lori nope not at all not this note and nobody would have any any anybody that's ever been in my truck would have nothing of value was basically what it came down to. We sent those that that. Let's stop everything out for for evaluation. The the blood and it was blood. And we're talking fifteen years later. The bloodstains the diamond earring Any again because of the CO mingling of DNA. We were unable to establish that it was Michelle's but none of that that excluded Michelle again. That's a long time and several owner so I would think that the prosecutor would be able to Kind of lay into you on that science involved here. It is an alternative theory of the case and ultimately what happens is that the judge didn't didn't allow any of it to be admissible so we're at the box. But what would he did. Allow Natalie testify to some things and it's a bench trial by the way. Yeah I I was GonNa ask you about that. So the the fourth and final trials two thousand sixteen instead of a jury explained to our listeners. What a trial is how? That's different events. Trial is is is a trial by a judge. The judge is the ultimate trier of fact and determiner of guilt or innocence. And this is normal in a lot of countries around the world road but not the typical approach in the US. How many do you normally see the Jury trials when things get to trial. It's normally a jury trial L. isn't rather than a Before judge or the vast majority of cases decided the United States by juries. We're we're we're a judge comes in and maybe in someplace where very technical kind of thing you know you get some some financial litigations and things Murat very often often. Frankly when law enforcement officers are involved in in criminal cases where did you know somebody gets shot and killed and we saw being tried for murder her homicide. Or something. Like that They'll opt for a bench trial because it's really tried. The theory is it's it's it it would really be decided on the technical legal issue as opposed to any emotional issue that may be brought into something by jury correct correct and and frankly that was was cows reason for for around choosing a bench. Trial is a trial by the judge. The other the last trial had resulted in a hung jury and I think that was sort of on the lines of broke down in the sexual demographic but amendment for acquittal look women were conviction correct pride recollection and so he wrote the dice and I mean it is a dicey Kinda Kinda thing. The judge allowed a couple of days. I mean we found. We found some women who will witnesses to behaviors eight years and and statements made by the subject And the judge did allow that woman she was flown from Texas. They did testify affective. That was but but the bottom line is that you know the judge took about a week thing too dull timidly make his decision and the decision was to quit cal house so the Caldera's can never be tried for the murder of Michelle no body case by the way again. So this is two thousand. Sixteen again He was finally after four trials. And after What I think? Nineteen years of this. He's found not guilty or fifteen years. He's found not guilty. And so at this point As you mentioned double jeopardy apply `attaches and he cannot be tried again for this crime. Now what about let me ask you personally based on your experience and based on your look You know the material and everything that you went over. What would you think happened? What's your explanation for what happened to Michelle Harris speculation? Obviously I mean insert really is. I wasn't there I would. It seems to me is that she had she had some interaction direction. and it is a lot of things just by time where we've compressed a tremendous amount of information that.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"Half mile I wouldn't say it's a half mile probably about a quarter mile. It's not your typical out in the country tree in a gravel road. It's it's at home okay. So glad move the car caldas to work now. The nanny becomes concern she starts reaching out Out For Michelle. Michelle doesn't answer starts a game of telephone amongst of friends and acquaintances. Nobody's heard from Michelle. The New York State Police released wind up getting called. They come and nick question cow he says I have no idea to look wherever you want. Do whatever you want. I don't know if he is so there's no sign of Michelle and the hasn't been any sign of Michelle in intervening now nineteen years so they've never found the body. There is nobody this this is a is a no body case. So what happens is at some point. The New York State police do law enforcement agencies. Do all over the place. I mean they've cows given them already. Consensus Searches House. They do later on the combined with a search warrant than they do another search. Gather some you know. Do Crime scene photos rose forensic evidence elect good stuff in the case doesn't go to. They actually set up a surveillance on on cow. Sleepy confined where she is. You know that they slept talking to people. In Cal- harasses arrested by the New York State police in Tyler County District Attorney's Office Moore Year and a half two years later for the murder of Michelle. His wife it goes to trial is convicted at trial. Now he's a very interesting guy and I'm GonNa put this in in simple terms every pejorative description you've ever heard about a car. Dealer could probably fit cal Harris just just because someone may be a huckster or a a bit of a jerk doesn't necessarily mean they murdered anyone great but this is about two thousand try to right the first trial yes sometime sometime right around there. He's convicted he's kind of guy you know. A lot of people. People have strong opinions means about him in the neighborhood and this is this is a small county in upstate. New York you maybe twenty thousand people up there. So it's it's pretty rural and big large in Graphics is beautiful. Place gets convicted shortly after he gets convicted. A local farmer reading the story about the conviction in almost a day they later and he sees a picture cal. Harrison sees a picture of Michelle Harris and he looks he reads it needs realizes where they live and he goes go up and he says hey the murder case there yeah. I think I should tell somebody I was going by their front entrance tonight. that house early morning September second and I saw that woman the blond woman points this picture in the paper having an argument with somebody who was a white pick-up truck there and a van and a minivan and N.. Guy She was having an argument was not this guy. Pointing to CAL Harris. So this was This witness was Kevin tubs I believe. That's it. Yeah so in this case we're dealing with wrongful conviction. I guess at this point. So now we have new witness in the in the case and Who Basically Said said as you just suggested? He saw her arguing with somebody and it wasn't Caldera's judge did. The judge is supposed to do he set aside that conviction almost Essentially almost immediately okay. So that was two thousand. Seven first conviction is overturned cows rearrested shortly thereafter Leads to a second trial. Convicted goes to prison goes to state prison in later gets reversal on an appellate issue. A technical technical legal issue so he's added added prison. I think he spent two and a half years or so in in prison. The I think the So the the guilty the second trial was two thousand nine He was since the twenty five years and of course. The he appeals to the state. Quarter of appeals and that was Overturn a two thousand twelve. Yep So yeah a couple of two and a half years or so and his time in prison as he relates to me each you know. He's a gregarious gregarious. Guy is his car delicious negotiations. He's a pretty good athlete. Play basketball so his time in in prison although not Nice Nice He made made the most of it and his three children. In just as an aside is three little kittens they were little kids at the time came to visit them on a regular basis. His kids you've of stuck through with him. Through this entire thing. He gets into a term. He comes to the New York City Long Island area and finds a new defense attorney Bruce Marquette Bruce's versus a very aggressive very well known defense attorneys handled Multiple High Profile Cases Bruce successfully lobbies for a change change of venue in a move the the next trial to county another rural county in upstate. New York's go Harry County at just outside of Albany the capital of New York and it picks a jury up there in after a lengthy trial. The result is a hung jury. Okay so that's two thousand fifteen and that will be the third trial Al and But it's not the end of the saga at the end of the trout at the end of the service so it's it's a jury the DA's office to make a decision about what to do. I'm going to tell you that in my experience Three times getting hit over the head for one is another. They usually fall attention. Go Mhm they did not the State Association of District Attorneys recommended to leave them the. Da that they not pursued us again but they chose to to again. It was at that point that I got directly involved in the case. I if numbers podcasts. At thirty some odd years so you enter the case. Then you do enter this wrongful conviction case at at the post conviction level after the third trial the fourth trial comes up in two thousand sixteen and so that's the trail at your preparing for. Is that correct correct. Laura okay go ahead and continue so I. I was aware of the case. I spoke to Bruce batted in his first defensive him in SCO Harry County. Most familiar with Scurry County offered some some technical advice for lack of a better word Some demographic research and things about about juries but in the fourth case space he says hey take a look at this whole thing and we took a deep dive into case and it was something that really struck me one of them. was you kind of go back to the beginning then and I mean look at everything from the very beginning. Yep Over the trial transcripts from three previous trials all the evidence all the witness statements. All the investigatory. It's tens of thousands of pages of of material do you. How long does it take to read all that stuff you know? We did pretty quickly because there was a time there was a time. Oh Yeah Yeah we. We had custody trial and it really boiled down to a few things. Cal Harris was the kind of guy like I said you can love them or hate him. I think the hate part falls heavily. We're so than anything else. It had some negative interactions with some relatives of some police personnel. Up in up in that area area So I don't think anybody was unhappy when they when they decided they decided very early on the cow was their guy is a thing called confirmation formation bias confirmation bias. Oh Yeah you look at something and everything else. That just seems to fall in place right. I mean it's very very very very problematic in this case. So tell you what we did really quickly you know. I found some women that that state police never talked to. For whatever reason it turns out Do this real quick is a really long story When I when I read the case I see a couple of things that just jumped out at me? Right away There there were there were couple of the actors in here there were a couple of guys relatively transient though from Texas Nudity area maybe six six eight months before Michelle's disappearance. They came up to work in a steel fabricating factory that a Texas Company opened the opened in in the area earlier that year or something and these guys were out running around they were unattached they frequented bars ars strip clubs prostitutes. You know we're having a good time to of those. People came to my attention as as people that had interest in Michelle. One of them owned a little cabin way up in the woods. Probably fifteen twenty minute ride from from town and during their interviews and what they had anecdotally told people. was that around the time Michelle disappeared. They burned bloody clothes in a burn. Pit Now now. I mean I've been around hunters my entire life I've been in a obscene a lot of different things. I've never seen anyone try to burn. Bloody clothes allegedly as a result of a deer hunt. So so I said sent the Bruce. It's earning anybody ever look up. There and CAL had hired a former New York state. Police investigator real competent guy who did a lot of good work and chase down a lot of leads and he had actually heard you stories about that. The body was under a newly poured floor and a barn there that caverns nothing. They went as far as rip that out in excavate that A The newly poured barn floor down to six or eight feet below grade now. Yeah Futilely frankly never found a body of offended thing. They did a good job hat but I looked at anybody have looked a burn. Pit Up there and the answer I got from people was once in a barn. What are you gonNA find in a bar and I was sitting Twenty five miles east the largest burn pit in the world at that point which was the World Trade Center and we got phenomenal down of forensic evidence from from that epic event. So I said you know we really should take a look at this. I'm unthinking you know these stories. Coalesce people discounted them in the state. Police totally disregarded them so it's January it's cold in upstate. New York in January Frigid ground typically freezes. Frost Line Goes News. Pretty deep to what I did was I hired a found through some research a An anthropologist Forensic Anthropologists Were School Insulin University in Pennsylvania again in touch with them. It done some stuff from enforcement before What the story was he put together? A crew of his graduate students consume. We met them on a cold day at this cabin with the acquiescence of the current owner. They did archaeological dig in excavated. This burn Pinette Inet burn pit. We found items step. Were interesting to me. We found pieces of cloth. Michelle Harris had uniform when she worked in this Bar Restaurant. It was a blue Polo shirt in a gray air. Shoulda Khaki shorts. We recovered blue material. In Khaki material lost material we recovered some key Dorky. A dime from nineteen ninety seven and a blade of a knife life which was about six inches long. There were no other inorganic materials in Nothing else nothing. There was organic material The current owner really never burned anything in there but again anecdotally from some people that we found the guy that lived up there at the time during the time. Michelle of her disappearance regularly had you know bonfires and burned his garbage. In and everything else it was garbage in there. It was really nothing else. This new within these items were you able to was were any of those items tested for DNA or or were they to degraded due to the time and the cold and the fire everything was tested for. DNA wasn't all testing for DNA but we tried to find the.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"I I guess with people who listen to this podcast. We have a a lot of people who are brand new as private investigators. We have those who are not You know who are interested in the field and you know have those that may do insurance fraud or domestic the cases and they may not be that familiar with criminal defense. Can you define for us. What a wrongful conviction is sure? There's actually Allied range of outcomes that or things that lead to outcomes that I would have fall into the category of wrongful convictions. It's generally a miscarriage of justice. Someone's convicted and punished for crime. An alternate form that he or she didn't commit that's actual innocence. If you do you are tried and convicted for something that you actually didn't do your innocent of that. There's some other things to fall into that. You know this technical legal issues that come into play that may not have been addressed by a defense attorney or prosecutorial misconduct. It falls into a pretty pretty broad spectrum but the bottom line is failing on the part of the justice system to to get the correct person who did a crime or to incarcerated arse arrayed convict someone based on other things false testimony untruthful testimony by law enforcement or witnesses. This is Militias prosecutions inept prosecutions incompetent prosecutors and defense attorneys. Frankly it happens a course that scale and it happens a lot more than people think unfortunately yet you know it does. It is unfortunate. I tell you that the innocence project. I'm sure you now. If you haven't heard of the innocence primary concern Google it that he smokes do good work obviously DNA base. They actually have something called the National Registry of exonerations rations and last year. They totaled up. Almost one hundred thirty believes a hundred and twenty nine exonerations for wrongful convictions. Now I'm GonNa going to tell you that. Of course the United States there are more than that and the things that lead to that maybe local issues. It's very problematic in some places and and sometimes I'll give you a pretty direct example in the in the nineteen nineties early nineteen nineties. The city of New York experienced tremendous crime problems from the eighties into the nineties Lots of murderers said it was pressure on the police to to solve these murders. There was a very accomplished Homicide Detectives worked a specific borough of the city of New York and he had a phenomenal record of bringing in the bad guy for for murders. Today Hey twenty. Five years later better than ten. Almost twenty people let he arrested for murder that time have been freed. After they found that they were wrongfully convicted. Utilization of Taylor testimony some informants that the e paid that basically lied on understand people's lives impacted for better than better than two decades in prison. That was a local problem. And you know it was in the midst of a tremendous mendes issue of violence and gun violence and murders taking place there but it it's inexcusable. There are other places in the United States where you're welcome old boy network in exists you know and and listen I mean I spent almost thirty years in law enforcement. I've been out to lunch and dinner and interrupt acted socially with with prosecutors but at the end of the day when it when defense attorneys the end of the day when it came for everybody to do their job. I believe that the people that I interact with did their job pretty well above board. I've seen things and been in places where that's not the case. You know inadequate representation by defense attorneys in many places. This is very very problematic. I know that you personally deal your business with You know high net worth individuals and before began podcast. We were talking about about how I had worked for the public defender at the appellate level. In of course all the clients there were the indigent. Let's let's face it. I think we've got the best criminal justice system in the world old but unfortunately those who are poor they get host. That's kind of one of the realities. Are The candidate host in this system. You're absolutely correct. Listen money money does combined competency competency and effective representation and anything about since you worth Defenders Office you understand that. Those folks are generally overworked underpaid and crushed for time and crushing caseloads. So they're trying to do the right thing. The often lack the resources to get things done it's been my experience the indigent defendants even when they can access the system and the state or local municipality it does provide some resources financially to to hire people like private investigators for two experts and an expert witnesses. It usually sleater scale so problematically load. It's it becomes very very problematic. Which is why you know we do? Pro Bono work. We've done some significant amount of that. I know other people who do including some really well known defense attorneys. But there's not enough to go around now. There's not I. I think that the you know the public defender systems throughout the US are not created equal in Missouri. For example where I work. They have a very good system. It's run by the state. The the state has the Invest Hires. Investigators has the attorneys although they may be you know less experience and some of them are of course fresh out of law school overall. It's a very good system. Some Colorado has kind of similar system in it. They they just The the state hires the attorneys And they hire the investigators and of course you were paid a portion of what the nor your normal rate would be but again that's I do pro Bono. Work as well and You know I do. I Have A. I have a belief in the criminal justice system and I I don't like to see guilty You know innocent. People go be convicted. So you mentioned some of the things that you were looking for when you look at a wrongful conviction. We're talking about I guess. Escort batory evidence. Additional witnesses What about alternative theories of the crime or Brady material? Anything else like that that you're looking for. You're absolutely so so I have always done. Things is is with a wide open view of an input. My own personal biases. This is the side whenever they may take a look at things and you know unfortunately most of the time when we get involved. It's after a it's after after someone's got a problem but I mean that its post its post conviction case right. We do a lot of post conviction. Appellate work with the with some really good appellate pelle attorneys. Some of the things that I see right off the bat are ineffective counsel buried. Somebody gets arrested. This kid gets arrested. He's seventeen in eighteen years old mom and dad no lawyer. They know if no exposure to criminal justice system is real estate attorney. That's done there. That's currency Wilson Closings closings. And he says yeah okay. You know. We'll show we'll go represented and he gets any hose because he really doesn't understand the intricacies of of a true criminal limited defense so yeah that entire range of the lack of a better product from the bucket of legal technicalities is is usually problematic attic. which is where a a good good Pella? Maternity comes in who really understands. Current case. Law and precedent is key in a partnership in investigating instigating things forensic. Evidence is big right the understanding of forensic evidence the following procedure. Sometimes look sometimes even people who have been involved in the criminal justice system guys a serial burglar or something gets arrested any interested basically because in a somebody was sloppy and just looked set out fits a pattern. Does this that so turn theories of cases good obscene. Unfortunately too many times. Well if he didn't do this one he did another one. Oh Yeah Yeah that have criminal histories in a my. My philosophy law enforcement was always you do it the right way not take the shortcuts to we take a look at all of that. I don't know what it is that I'm I don't know if that makes sense to you I try. I read everything. That's that's involved with the case. I do deep backgrounds on people involved a look for witnesses. I look at the physical. The venue that the crime allegedly took place in very problematic. And I just I just digress for a minute I do some work related to. Do you know the ongoing issues within the not just the Catholic Church but other other organizations where people normally empower have taken advantage of other people. The I can tell you that. The two cases in the last eighteen months have done as defense. This is before it gets to criminal level. These people making allegations against the priests understanding the physical location in the venue. Under nuances of where the acts allegedly happened have assisted I think greatly in disproving the allegations against these these brace anouar very old allegations can you give me an example. In what way are you talking about jerk. One of the complainants alleged victims who is now in his forties claim that in the late nineteen seventies when he he was nine or ten years old. He was sexually abused by crease. In a piece of the Church and he describes types that venue need only been there for about five months anyway even potentially in the realm of this priest would big and when we went and took a look at the at the his rela- of it it didn't comport at all not even close to what this guy described and it had not been altered it. There was no construction. Nothing changed changed but he saw this. It was a place that's not public. Wooden each soared from the outside Kinda thing and made some assumptions about what was inside and the newest specific things that that I can't get into the might identify but I mean in this case it's not I I mean this was you know forty years ago so it wasn't a faulty memory. He just he was making it up. Metal cloth basically a money. Grab flat out is what it is what it was Turns out that the alleged victim unfortunately comes from a generational dysfunctional family just about every member of found one service family members a an ad who described that not only in she was in her seventies. Everyone everyone in her family. Her siblings are nieces. Nieces and nephews had been abused sexually abused by by other people in the family generation. This guy's mother sensually was a was a prostitute is his brother died at the hands of a serial killer is sister died early of some self self indulgent kind of things and he spent the bulk of his life from the time he was sixteen until forty in correctional institutions. The were really not this case down was that I I found someone that was allegedly one of his first. PUTT cry witnesses. And when I talked to that guy said so where do we might go. Might which me Mike. Well Mike Can. I will both guests of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and he was coming out of the hole and he was my sally's the next two years that started the downward slide. The story about the abused by a priest. Who is it total construction for for money out to sad situation all around? That's for sure. You mentioned post conviction level. I mean just just the term wrongful conviction stipulates that you enter at the appellate level but you can enter these cases at any point is that does that correct. Absolutely you know effective ineffective investigation. And let's take from the defendant side right. I mean that's really. We're a private investigators at the earlier the earlier. You're in the better off. It is and it's issues with that right. I mean a criminal investigation for the most effective criminal investigation by the police doesn't end with the arrest of of subject so there's the potential for some push-back viren were a parallel investigation. Going on but sooner that you could get in in that the defendant retains effective counsel. Aw and in a ineffective investigative team better off of it all right so I'd like to Build I'd like to spend the remainder of our time kind of talking about the cowl Al Harris case and this is a case that you work. It's a well known case. It has been decided course. It's all up in Youtube and on the Internet. So it's not there. There's not any kind of confidentiality issues here before we begin. Can you give us just a kind of a brief overview of who cal Harris is and what happened to him cal Harrison a the Lived in grew up in western New York state which unlike most people's thoughts about New York is a relatively rural place lot farms search by open spaces. Good quality of life for most people is pretty successful guy family owned car dealerships. He was all American and Lacrosse player. Pretty good athlete. Those school comes out and essentially takes over the family business of multiple new car. Dealerships cal marries a woman little bit younger than him. They have three children at the time. Relationship starts to fall apart live in a color state very nice house. Asana few hundred acres in very bucolic setting probably maybe a better than a quarter mile from from the road public road to the front door of their home as the relationship falls apart. They both continue to live under the same roof. They're in the process of getting a divorce. The wife decides decides that she is GonNa go find her own way fund her own lifestyle little while they're trying to figure things out so she goes and gets. It's a job at a local restaurant bar now it's a pretty little hardscrabble kind of town it's hard on New York Pennsylvania border in Western tier of of New York it's Probably seen better days. She goes in and gets a job in this little tavern restaurant bars a waitress. She's very young. What will most people consider a good looking young woman socially structure wise? She's used to the finer things in life just got jewelry. She's got Rolex Watch. She's got get the designer clothes. She goes to work in this little place in shorts nights. So what happens is September eleventh two thousand one day okay. That's obviously infamous attack on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon the plane went down in Shanksville Pennsylvania. Absolutely absolutely Michelle. The wife goes to work that evening for her shift as As a waitress the next day HAL gets up. Michelle's not home. Oh that's happened before so. He got to go to work so he calls. They're a caller nanny. Listen live far away and says listen. Michelle's not here. Can you come over. Get the kids kids out. I have to go to work so nannies and nanny was a friend of Michelle's not typical nanny in the sense of that they are lifelong long relationship. Women drives up drives to the house of five ten minutes. She comes into the House and she says Michelle's Van and she's you know typical soccer soccer-mom Van Is at front gate. Here's what he'd drive out there. Ni Enroll event into a house. How Far Away was the the gay gay to the end of the driveway from the house? I mean you said this was an estate and I've seen pictures of it but my My understanding that is it was you know like a half a mile or it's between a quarter and a.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"Well come back to another episode of the Inter Mountain V. I. Podcast Broadcasting from somewhere along the Wasatch Frontier Ryan Cold Utah. I'm your host Scott Fulmer a license private investigator and author of confessions of a private eye available now on Amazon. This is episode fourteen of the Inter Mountain. Pi podcast thirty five of the best marketing tips for private investigators. Now do you think private investigator. Marketing is just business. Cards and billboards think again. Everything is marketing everything from your brochures to how you write your reports even how you answer the telephone. It's all marketing. This is not going to be your were Ordinary list of private investigator marketing tips. Some of them of course will be familiar. But I really want you to think outside the box and I'd like you to consider a different approach. The Marketing Kevin Inclusive approach that touches on every aspect of your business to that end considered these thirty five of the best marketing tips for private investigators. Peters number one your email address your email address is a marketing tool. It should reflect the domain of your company's website for example if your company is ABC the investigations in your email address should be Bob at ABC investigations. Every email. You send is an advertisement for your company. Email addresses is like Bob at hotmail dot com or Bob at gmail.com just unprofessional number to be a purple cow. Seth go Dan's Book Nets G. UH-HUH D. I n.. Go Dan. His book is called Purple Cow. It's about making your business remarkable from your business cards to your logo. Your approach should be to stand out from other private investigative firms. I'm a big believer in going against the norm and doing things that are different in a world of black and white dairy cows be purple. Oh cow number. Three part investigator part therapist part priest. Welcome to the new age. You're not on the job anymore. This is the private sector. New cases here often began with the telephone. And how you answer. The phone and deal with. Potential clients is marketing a gruff. Hello and simply stating I charge X.. Number dollars per hour are isn't going to cut it especially with domestic clients. They expect you to be part investigator part therapist and part priest. They want to feel comfortable with you. Have it number. Five five of Stephen. Covey's seven habits of highly effective people states seek first to understand then to be understood. Most People Covey says do not listened with the intent to understand they listen with the intent to reply and a big part of private investigator. Marketing is selling your services over the phone so it begins with listening with the intent to understand your clients problems to understand what they want and of course this goes hand in hand with number four. which is if they like you? They will hire you in in other words if you build it they will come at truism if there ever was one but your clients. Decisions are all based on emotions. Let me say that again. Your clients decisions are all based on emotions simply put as you speak with a potential client. Want you to listen. What I'm about to say here is very important as you speak with a potential client if you're friendly helpful helpful and professional they will like you and if they like you they will trust you and if they trust you they will hire you? Say That again as you speak with a potential client if you're friendly friendly helpful and professional they will like you and if they like you they will trust you and if they trust you they will hire you. That's private investigator. Markets it's best number five social media. You should have a presence on social media. Of course it's free and it's a great way to market your private investigator services although depending on what you do you and how you approach it you may or may not make money but generally speaking the real value the social media is having. You're having viewed as an industry thought leader and as a professional number six. Write an article seriously. Share your expertise industry publications such as Pi now dot com and pursued MAG dot com an all ends in many others. They're all clamoring for articles by private. Investigators it'll give you free exposure in the industry and and can bring in more business. And furthermore it'll foster tree your image as a professional private investigator and an expert number seven get a website. A web presence is a must for marketing. Your Business but a website can bring in business or it can drive business away as potential clients browse your site. They're looking for reasons to hire you or reasons not to depending on what your website looks like number eight. Eight adjusters are sick of doughnuts. Dropping off donuts with local insurance. ADJUSTERS has really been go to marketing tool for decades but truth be told adjusters or pretty much sick of donuts so try something different for change bagels and cream cheese. Serve Breakfast tacos hot chocolate packets or gourmet coffee and coffee mugs with your logo ago. But don't forget the main purpose of the visit is not to drop off bagels but to keep your face in front of clients and meet potential clients and of course. Don't be shy to ask them. If they have a case for you number nine write a blog share your thoughts with the world and writing a blog is a great way to organically increase your profile on Google and other search engines again. You'll be viewed as an expert and with this in mind You should check out many of the popular blogs that are written by private investigators. Brian Willingham Rachelle Davis Davis Kasich and Kucic There's another one called guns gams and gumshoes and if you go to my My website at www dot inter inter mountain Pi Dot Com. Click on the PODCAST. And you'll be able to read this PODCASTS in there are links to all of these websites number ten host podcast moreover if you're slightly more daring consider hosting a podcast. It's easier than you think. That's a great way to market your private investigator business and I check out some of the at a private investigator podcast to see what other people are doing out there again. The links are on my website at number eleven. Make it easy to get paid. All your marketing efforts will be for naught if if an out of state client hires you and you have to wait a week for a check via snail. Mail getting paid. These days is easier than ever their APP. Such a Stripe Square Vinho even pay pal and quickbooks. They can accept credit cards and put money and retainers into your bank account quickly. The choices are legion. Something added this. I often hear your private. Investigators complained about the cost of these services. But my friends. It's the price of doing business if you're not accepting credit cards you're losing business and you can always pass that cost onto onto your customer and don't forget to brand your credit card services. Clients should see your company name and logo on their receipt number twelve facebook ads. Depending on who your potential clients are advertising on. FACEBOOK may be worth it on the other hand. It may not I've had mixed results so do some ad testing on facebook before you totally commit your budget budget number. Thirteen cold calls by telephone. Cases often begin with the phone call on the other hand cold calling. Potential clients is a great marketing tool. But remember it's a numbers I gave. You might make fifty calls and out of those fifty calls you'll speak with three potential clients and eventually maybe get one new case so make sure you have something to offer them such as a free report Torah short presentation and number fourteen is cold calls in person so aside from the telephone cold call you can also meet people in person and a cold call and they can be valuable or they can be wasted time again. Make sure you have something to offer the potential client and all of this depends on the types of services that you offer and who your clients are number fifteen be a joiner. I'm talking specifically early about joining private investigation organization sets as the PI. A you tally. Kelly valley all the allies out. There this will give you an opportunity to meet other private investigators and market your services to them number sixteen. Be a guest on a podcast. I've said number seventeen. Write a book. Is there an idea for a book. percolating working in the back of your mind. I bet there is. I turn my former blog into a book. Confessions of private eye and publishing book gives you credibility it opens up a brand new area from marketing number eighteen make videos to youtube channel. Start making private investigator related videos number. Nineteen speechifying I. I give a talk at a conference or seminar reading your local Rotary Club. It's all about networking practicing your presentation and meeting people who can turn out to be potential clients. It's number twenty. Do a radio commercial. Do you have a face for radio..
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"Identifying details have been changed to protect protect the privacy of individuals. Both the innocent and the guilty he was a US Navy veteran before becoming a police officer in a small town in southern California she worked in the mortgage industry and was a paralegal throughout the years. He expressed her interest in starting a private investigation the company but when he brought it up she would just smile and nod however after he retired from. The police department eventually became a reality in fact on the day. He told her he was ready to do you it. She actually laughed. Her only exposure to the mysterious and shadowy world. Private is was what she saw on television or in the movies visions of burberry trench coats. Soft wool felt for doors and hanging out in smoky bars late into the night filter imagination. Yet that's exactly what came to pass. And eventually it became a family affair meet Arizona private investigators emilio and Rianne Maldonado MHM simple broadcasting from the crossroads of the West in historic Salt Lake City. You're listening to the Inter Mountain. Pi podcast here's your host Celebrated.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"That the The DVD was next step in doing so well and taking statements. Events Is A is certainly. There's there's an art to it. That's for sure I don't want to back up a little bit and talk about your podcast. which is called my favorite detective stories? Stories sure I had the pleasure to be on the podcast which was wonderful. It's organized in I also subscribe to it. Tell us a little bit about. What was the genesis of it? How did you come up with the idea? And then tell everyone about those folks that are not familiar with it. Tell them about the format and you know exactly what you do. Because all there's a lot of there's several private investigator podcast out there. And fortunately they're all very unique. Everyone's got a different niche. And you do well so tell us a little bit about that. Well in this in this situation I I did not want to start a podcast as part of my authors platform which I can get into a little bit later on until I had something genuine to talk about an and had I mean a lot of people will Start a podcast with the idea that it has to serve a purpose but when they don't have any genuine content ten and they're not genuine in it either it is. You can hear it immediately and you know it's very Forest or artificial so I had to think about that long and hard and I said if I'm going to talk to people. What is it that I want to talk to them about? And and secondly what would be interesting to listeners about during our conversations and it what came to me was the fact that when you get a couple old coppers or a couple investigators together at a conference or meeting and their Swapping stories you. It's one of the most interesting things and then people sitting nearby or at Bar will come over and now they have an audience and it's just one good story after the next and send nee- slap or some of them are. Oh my God. I can't believe that in and only tell you about this one. Let me tell you about that one and before you know it. It's three hours later and I said to myself no now. That's what I WANNA do. I want to find investigators to route. Were that can tell me their favorite detective stories. It was real simple. I I gotTa Tell You I just this contacted people and said to them look. My listenership are aspiring investigators. People that want to get into the business people that are on the business but are hungry to learn from other investigators and from their cases. So I that was the immediate hook and the hook to the guests was you can impart some great information to my listeners. Just by talking about some of your cases and that's what we did and as you can hear. I'm kind of bobbing on. Now you know in my in my podcast on the listener just like the listener Sner is and it's you know several questions that I ask every single investigator but because our life experience and their work experience so different each time it was fresh was novela. It was different and Oh my God the stories that they would tell me. We're just out of this world and I found that to be so rewarding I had no problem in lining up guests asked. I think I maybe had one or two people bag off and made it was more because shyness not wanting to be on the air than it was to tell me about their stores so honestly honestly it was just a a wonderful blast amusing. A Blue Yeti microphone on high use skype like you use audio pro to do my intros and out throws or I'm sorry not audio Amadeus Bro and one of the first things I learned early was to get a good post post production editor somebody that will remove the gaffes and the and the coughs and Mike Kitty Cat meowing in the background and all that fun stuff and it was the best money I ever invested because for me to sit there and try and display tape. Now forget it just. It didn't work Mike. Mike Computer would become a Frisbee very quickly. So and that's how I I went about doing the the whole production and then every week we would put it out there. It would appear It would be reside on my a website all things investigative at John Hoda Dot Com. Tom Has now. We have seventy five podcasts up there and I'm scheduled out until mid January one thing though I had to take a pivot. I guess maybe about about two months ago and the reason I had a pivot was the podcast was was a blast for me and it was a lot of fun for my guess but I wasn't really seeing a direct relationship. Asian ship between anything. Any sales are related to my books are related to my business. Although it did help with a brand and branding and it did give me some. Some gravitas gave me some influencers status within our industry and really wasn't serving the purpose that I needed to do so I had to. I had the bifurcated the podcast now. On alternating weeks I interview private investigators but not necessarily about their stories anymore but or about their business formation and how they created their businesses and and what challenges they had during doing that. How did they overcome some of the the obstacles in their way in? How did they become successful? I want the podcast to be more geared towards investigators that would be interested in hearing about it from a business standpoint to go along with my consultancy. I do coaching. So the other part is that on alternating leaks. I then started reaching out to crime fiction writers about their favorite authors themselves who they like to read and what their fictional characters were so I might have a crime fiction writer like say David Swinson tell me about his character Frankie Mar and and then then he told me about his favorite author and who his favourite detective fictional detectives were and and that would speak more to the MIC fiction writing and my and and and fiction writers and also the people that might be interested in my fiction books which I have a couple in on. I'm still working on a series so to me the bifurcation and also had to make sense in other words had to be genuine. I had to be really interested in talking to my guests. I do. I love it. And it works out very nicely for me. So alternating alternating leaks and talking to Pe- is on the other weeks. I'm talking to crime fiction writers and just enjoying myself immensely doing so. And that's the thing as as long as you're enjoying doing and yet I can see Kim continuing to do it for as long as he liked to. And as long as people comment on it and say hey you re they really like what you're saying you know what you're doing that's juice I a drink up. You know I enjoy well as you mentioned. You're up to episode number seventy five. I get it on overcast. That's what I used to my pod catcher. Each episode is about an hour some a little bit less than a little bit more it just depends I guess. Yeah it's on Tuesdays comes out every Tuesday I believe. Yeah I ah yes I I try to schedule recordings on Friday afternoons at either two or four eastern time but then Couple of week couple. Three weeks later. they air on Wednesday on Tuesdays. And then I also broadcast out to my social media. I put it out on linked in facebook twitter and my email list which is growing which is important for for an author to have an email list. And I'm going to after the first of the year. I promise I'm going to start doing something with instagram. So where can people find your podcast on on Tunes Google Apple at Google play apple boob blueberry modify any of the Most of the pod catchers you can do it on on or they can just get it through my website. John Dot Com and subscribe to it in every week it shows up in their inbox in the form of an in mail email. Yeah and nets. John Hoda H. O.. D. A. DOT COM right. And I'd say it's a wonderful podcasts. You know you mentioned How needs to be fun? And you wanted to be able to kind of talked about the business aspect of it which is really good and I think I had mentioned to you when we talk Year or two ago that when I started out in the business it was before email it was you know a lot of. That's that's a lot of stuff. We were using cassettes for our two to record video but I got no help. I really get no help at all. And so everything. I will a lot of what I learned. I learned by making mistakes. And that's one lose that I do this. PODCAST is to help people who are already in the industry and help people that are that are interested in becoming a private investigator so they can learn a little bit about the the nuances of the business And and the things that you need to know. I do like the fact that you talk to people about that on your podcast Casson. I think it's helpful. It's kind of a way of mentoring and kind of giving back which I really like. Yeah and that was the genesis of my books too. I had four books produced back. Yeah last April April of Nineteen How to watch private investigation business on ninety days to liftoff how to market your investigation business? Yes less than five hours a week. Really how to boost your private investigation business. A thousand dollars every working day and in the fourth book was a complete series stories of the other three called how to rock your private investigation business the complete series and that has been getting a lot of traction to I had it advertised on. Pi Magazine Dean One of our Favorite insurance agents that appeared all the conferences has the books out there on his table. Top to give to his favourite clients appliance. So I'm getting some traction from that as well and and that is giving back to as well Let's face it Scott. Both of you and I learned from the School of hard knocks Neither one of US came came into this with an MBA or any kind of a business background per se and Our successes came as a result of just getting back up again after we got knocked back down and kept going and what I'm trying to say to these people and in my different books is that let me be the one that gets knocked down. You learned from my mistakes and then that way you have a smoother straighter path. And that's what it's about for me so did Did these four books come first or did the. Pi Coach come first. Verster was it kind of simultaneously no What came first with the book? I wanted the books to be out there. I want them to be the basis of the bedrock Our Foundation of my coaching. That would be like the playbook for everybody to to read off of When when we did the coaching the coaching came in late? Summer and September number where I worked out the bugs with my website. Very happy that I built it myself and put in a A scheduler through cutie and an added a Talk Payment Format as well through stripe and pay PAL and credit cards and it allowed persons to secure a free half hour consultation with me and after we talk if they wanted to go further they could book various periods of time. You know at different costs and and that has been going along very nicely. I've got Several clients now and and I'm starting to build up my afternoons with coaching clients. Which I'm really really happy about and I'm just so excited. That with some of the people that I did coach September they. They helped me work the bugs out of my system and I gave them free coaching in exchange for testimonials and those testimonials are on the website..
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"Com. Welcome John How are you doing today. Fantastic ask Scott how about yourself. I'm doing really good. It's a pleasure to have you on the PODCAST and I wanted to tell people how we actually met. You called me to be part of your podcasts gas. which is my favorite detective stories? Yes but it was also to talk about your book. Oh Yeah Yeah and that was the topic of our conversation. That day and I found are really good read and I really enjoyed it a great deal and I thought hey. Let's have Scott on the podcast and let's talk a little bit more about guy behind the Penn.. I appreciate you coming on the PODCAST. ODD CAST and you're in new haven. Connecticut is at Koran. Whispered a few days ago and I think that you have kind of stepped back from kind of a more or fulltime focus on Your Business Zak. Yeah desolate about what you're doing now and how you you've made some changes. I think you brought your son into the business. Yeah and and This was something that was not on the radar scope twenty two years ago when I started twenty two years ago my thirty seven year old son was fifteen and a sophomore in high school and it wasn't until a few years into the business that once in a while. A second operative on a surveillance was needed and my son was more than willing to fill. Oh the breach and work as a second car and then off and on during the years when he was in college and doing other types of work he would help us out on different Different Work than I did. Ah during the course of years and more recently and maybe five years ago. He'd been a director of operations for surveillance company down in Westchester Mr County New York and was doing a wonderful job there until the company merged with another company doing very similar work and they had already had an operations manager energy yourself. He was without a job and had a lot of good skill sets. And I thought this was not part of my original plan. Twenty some years ago two to form a legacy company and to have my company bear my name and to Then ended with in my son taking it over so it was really a wonderful experience to be able to hook up with him again and say listen you know. Let's let's talk about how we can make make this happen. Let's do a gradual buyout. And over time I will slowly reduce my Activity in the business. You'll take on more activity. The business will form it more in your vision than in mine and We just make it happen and To tell you the truth it was it was just wonderful absolutely wonderful. I can't begin to tell you how. How nicest experience has been over the last Several years we added also boy boy Kalma Llama boys also thirty seven years old That was in our cub scout. Pack and are boy scout troop he was an eagle scout and he just took to this kind of work like a duck to water and now we're training him in some of the other Parts of the work that we do I think within a short period of time I will still be the license holder of the company. I still will be the the The managing member of the LLC a still end on the books and bill payment but for the most part field investigations and talking with the customers and generating new business will fall on his shoulders. And I'm really pleased as punch to be able to do that. Not Everybody has a chance to Turn their a business over to a family member maybe a century ago when you know people were craftsmen Ordina guild. They could they could do that sort of thing. You know the blacksmiths kid was the black next it next blacksmith. Or whatever I'm excited about the chance to To have my son Keep the legacy of the company happy about that. Well what a great legacy. That is so wonderful to be able to do that you have. I don't know much about your personal and you just have one son. You have a son and daughter. My daughter is out on the West Coast She's in Near Los Angeles and she is in the wellness field. She is a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine a licensed acupuncturist. I A licensed masseuse a yoga teacher and she has been trained by the masters Taiwan to do tea ceremonies. So Oh she's She's very much in that world. which out there in LA is well? That's that's kind of what it's like in those zip codes. Yeah she's in the right place for that stuff absolutely so And visit her every so often who who doesn't like being near Venice California and the beach on a Nice Sunny Day. You know so another never changes which is really nice. Yes I asked her one day. We were out visiting her. I said what's the forecast today. And she says I don't know it just it. It's just that every day it doesn't suck. I gotTa tell you though he wasn't a total stranger to my business either maw. Gosh I don't know maybe fifteen years ago. When she was sixteen years old she helped me produce a the DVD the ultimate guide taking statements? She was my camera person. She handled the clapboard for the scene changes. She had the soundboard on her lap and she was listening to the audio and she was my. She was my onsite producer for the two days that we did the filming for that. DVD and She did a great job. She was really helpful with me. So it's a family affair. They're also in the DVD. The one person interview on the street actually happens to be in my home and that Nice Lady and the DVD is my My wife so yeah it is truly a family it really is tell us about that the DVD the ultimate guide to taking statements is still available. Yeah I have it for sale Through my website the a website has a cute name to it in the Department of what happened. I borrowed that from an Israeli calligrapher by the name of Avenue. Sapir go onto one of his training. Classes in scan the scientific content analysis technique for the laboratory of scientific interrogation he coined that phrase days. I am not from the Massad. I am not from the Israeli police I am promote. So he said has it. Yeah I am from the Department of what happened and I just wrote that down and I never forgot it and it be a good marketer. I swiped it so so that is my claim to fame the department of what happened and I do it with a DVD. I sell actually three there from the from the website. And it's based based upon a lifelong or an adult long love of investigative interviewing ever since college. I always wanted to get better and better and better at interviewing doing and I always knew that there was something better out there and it wasn't until I discovered a cognitive interviewing that I actually started putting all that stuff together and trained trained my own investigators in how to take statements how to do Field interviews and thought that the The DVD was next step in doing so well and taking statements. Events Is A is certainly. There's there's an art to.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"The Inter Mountain. Pi podcast follows the real life exploits investigative tips and insightful advice of private investigators Scott Fulmer the principal at Inter Inter Mountain. Pi and author of the critically acclaimed true crime. Memoir Confessions of a private eye. The names locations and other identifying details have been changed to protect protect the privacy of individuals the innocent and the guilty. He's been a police officer and an insurance fraud. Investigator gator but for the last twenty. Two years of his life. He's been a successful private investigator not to mention an author of numerous books both fiction and nonfiction. Now he's slowly turning the business over to his son as he focuses on coaching and mentoring other private investigators Connecticut private investigator get her John. Hoda is the Pi Coach in your uh-huh broadcasting from the crossroads of the West in historic eggs Salt Lake City. You're listening to the Inter Mountain. Pi podcast here's your host celebrated Utah.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"Broadcasting. From the crossroads of the West in historic Salt Lake City. You're listening coming to the Inter Mountain. Pi podcast here's your host celebrated Utah Private investigator Scott Fulmer. Welcome back to the PODCAST. I'm Scott former former author of confessions of private eye. You can find my book on Amazon and you can find me on the web at. WWW DOT inter mountain p. I DOT COM. You're listening to episode number twenty three investigator tips for following a subject into a gym the Inter Mountain. Pi podcast is sponsored by track ops a powerful investigation management platform used by companies of all sizes and in countries trees all around the world with features designed for managing every aspect of the agency track hop says the tools to streamline your operation from intake to invoice voice speaking of invoices. If you use quickbooks like I do. Then you're in luck. Track OPS integrates seamlessly with quickbooks. So that all your expenses and invoices invoices are handled properly. As a matter of fact I use track ups myself and I love it and check this out. You can try checkups free right now for fifteen days as by signing up at track OPS DOT COM. That's two weeks of track for free when you mentioned that you heard about it on the Inter Mountain. Pi podcast plus track OPS will also give you ten percent off your base subscription price track cops case management made easy as it turns out that claims adjuster was absolutely blown away by my video. She couldn't believe her close. I got to the subject. Certainly it was the covert video camera that made it possible but several other factors. Here's led to my success that day. So let's talk about investigator tips for following a subject into a gym tip number one. You need a good gym bag. Make sure you carry a small gym bag and your surveillance vehicle. Include your workout clothes. Tennis shoes weightlifting gloves and even an empty water bottle that can be filled at the gym. You also May Be Interested in bringing a combination lock in the event that you need to use a locker tip number. Two covert keychain FOB video camera camera. Furthermore you'll need a way to obtain video of the subject exercising. I recommend a covert keychain video camera especially for their versatility and reliability. I think the days of carrying bulky video camera in a gym bag with a hole cut in it or over and you can carry a pin video camera. But when's the last time someone asks to borrow a pin at the gym. Keep your keychain video camera fully charged in addition. Make sure you've used it before. In other words you'll need to understand engage aged the optimal distance between you and your subject for the best video results and tip number three is Is the main point of this. PODCAST getting getting into the gym. Obviously following your subject into the gym is the real trick other than a fitness center at a hotel or at the subjects place of employment. There are basically two kinds of gyms. First there's the large gym or fitness centers that are chains or franchises like golds gym and then second the local mom and pop gems at typically have only one maybe two locations in a city with this in mind. It's cost prohibitive to have a membership every jim in your state so when it comes issue investigator tips for following a subject into a gym. Here are a few ways to get in. I is the free tour. So for starters. Almost every gym or fitness center will bend over backwards to give you a free tour. In fact I once obtained video of my cedric relaxing in a hot tub. That way too or may also allow the opportunity to observe your this subject and get some quick video but most tours are brief. And you're not gonNA have a Lotta time to find your subject and get any substantial amount of video documentation tation. Second is the free pass or free trial mini jammed especially the larger chains will give you a free pass or a free trial vile and others may do this but they may charge a nominal fee so wanted to go over. I think maybe the top seven of the largest gyms and fitness centers in the. US tell you a little bit about their free pass free trial policies. Of course. I is Gold's gym. They give you a free one day pass Not a whole lot of time to to document sure Subject but you can get a week pass for only five dollars and you can register online ahead of time for these passes or you can do it at the gym. Lifetime fitness is another one. They offers just the free one day pass. You may also register online ahead of time for this one or at the gym planet fitness. Like like many of the gyms planet fitness is a franchise and I have found that it kind of depends on the location. I've seen everything from a twenty dollar one day pass which is crazy all all the way up to a seven day free trial well bridge athletic clubs. They offer a free three day. Pass again you can register online ahead of time or you can do it at the gym. AM crunch fitness which is very similar to planet fitness. They offer just a free one day pass and like the rest of these before you can register online line ahead of time. So you're ready to go or you can just do it at the gym. Twenty four hour fitness offers a free three day pass and finally anytime anytime fitness really has the best offer of all they offer a free seven day pass so for a week you can Follow your subject Nick into the gym and document their activities nationally. Their local mom and pop gyms and fitness centers will each have their own free trial or free pass ask policies Some of the points often overlooked there are fitness centers just for women. There's the Ymca they're finished classes like Zimba And even Bickram Yoga. If you haven't heard of it Bickram Yoga as a ninety minute. Yoga class in a room heated from about ninety to one hundred eight degrees. So under those circumstances you might want to obtain video another way. I wouldn't recommend it another key point almost all. Jim's allow a member to bring a guest for free. So if you happen to know someone who's a member you can get a free pass that way and now regardless of where you go be prepared to give them your name your address your email. The the whole idea behind the free trial or free pass at least from their point of view is to turn you into a permanently paying monthly member. So with this in mind you may just need to tell them that you're just in town on business and you live in a rural area and you don't have access to any of their locations otherwise you're gonNA try to sell sell sell you on a Membership by the way. I'm not an attorney so I'm not addressing any legal questions regarding entering a gym to obtain video but if you're asked to leave grab your things and you're you're gonNA WANNA leave immediately. You've been listening to the Inter Mountain. Pi podcast the number one show for private investigators who wanted to take they're investigative skills to the next level. Join US every Tuesday on Apple Google spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. And be sure to subscribe rate eight and give us a five star review. Send your comments and questions to podcast at Inter Mountain. Pi Dot Com. That is it for this week's episode UNTIL NEXT WEEK THIS IS UTAH. Private investigator Scott. Fulmer reminding you the game.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"You can find it on Itunes or wherever you get your podcasts. A native of Arkansas Catherine started her career at New York magazine and moved to London to create create a very popular dating column for The Independent newspaper but her biggest passion has always been solving mysteries after moving back to La. She completed the required three years and six thousand investigative hours got her. Pi License and started the Townsend Detective Agency with this in mind. It's my pleasure to welcome Katharine Townsend to the PODCAST Katherine. How are you doing today? I'm doing great. Thank you now. You originally got your private investigators license in California. Is that correct correct. I did it was kind of a strange story. Basically I started out in journalism. I've been journalist for a long time. That's my background and and I worked for New York magazine and then moved to London actually started writing a dating column and it became pretty popular kind of like a younger version of sex in the the city. But I always had this real passion for solving mysteries and I always wanted to go back to investigative journalism as it turns out going from writing a sex column into doing investigate journalist. Some people thought it was a strange transition. Although as many women will tell you. I'm sure you know dating detective work. I have a lot in common. It's all about human human psychology so a lot of the skillset did transfer but anyway yes. I moved to Los Angeles and I went to private investigators school all and then I started working with private investigator there in California. Of course it's three years and six thousand hours to get your license so just in the process of getting the experience row license. I learned a lot about detective work so that when later on jumping ahead of myself later on switchback the investigative journalism side the P. Experience really helped me a lot. That was going to be my question. How do we go from six columnist to private eye but So I've been in the business for about thirty years. And I have known the people from all different kinds of walks of life that have become private. Investigators including claims adjusters. People in real estate even knew a guy that was a DJ and the radio that it WAS PART-TIME DJ part time private eye so being a writer or journalist I think that probably in the long term really helped you as a private investigator brisket or what do you think I definitely think it did And I also think that look the more experience you have talking as many people as you can. I feel like it makes you better at your job so I mean I've lived in all over the world. I've traveled a lot. I've talked to people from all walks of life both in social situations. You know whether it be a first date or going out to interview abuse someone for an article and that's one of the cool things about being a journalist is getting to sort of have a window and all these different worlds and that helps investigations because then you really learn how to relate it to people of all kinds and I love that one of my favorite parts of the job will yeah. It's really about building rapport. I mean that's how you get information. I'm very non-judgmental. Naturally I am very curious and I find that a lot of times I will share information with people kind of virtual strangers and when you make them comfortable oh by sharing something about yourself bay then tend to share back so catherine the very first time I heard of you was your amazing article which I love I even love the title chasing. Take my Jimmy Choos so tell me a bit about that article where it was published in kind of what led to that. If you don't mind I knew someone who worked at the daily beast and I had an idea for an article for them and I do a lot of doing a lot of freelance writing at the time. And so I just pitch this idea and Yeah and they they ran the story basically it. I was just sort of A. It was an explanation of what it's like to be a private investigator and it was kind of the lessons. I've learned about people and about investigations in some of the fallacies in you know things that people think they'll see a movie or they'll see magnum. Pi and think everyone drives around in Ferraris which unfortunately is not true. Hope not but it was. It followed US around following Telling the story of myself and my partner guy was working with at the time as we sort of we surveillance and it was a very complicated Saran words because it was a New York City and it was involved cabs crashing a very expensive. You know five hundred dollar plate dinner involved multiple outfit changes going down in the subway. Way I mean just basically everything that could go wrong did and we had to really think on our and it also sort of brought home half of the job we do is kind like meticulous preparation and then really I think half of it is being able to totally wing it. After you've done that preparation and inevitably something goes horribly wrong in the field and you have to wing in real back in and we did and we were successful and we got the client the information. It was just kind of walked. Everyone through with that was like it was a very well written article. I really enjoyed it and I would recommend it to folks. I'M GONNA put the link to that article in a couple of other things Your website and some of your other articles in the show notes for the podcast cast. Now I know you no longer take private clients because you're you're fairly busy but if people have a question and they can still reach out to you is Oh yeah absolutely i. I really welcome that and I don't mind I'm not saying I'm not saying I would never take a client again but I just I tend to not be into the kind of matrimonial stuff anymore I didn't really I didn't love that and and I learned a lot enjoyed it but I you know I'm kind of doing other stuff. Now I'm dealing with murders unsolved murders. Now Yeah Yeah. Well It's matrimony will work domestic work as you say is. It's pretty hairy work. Yeah and it's I don't know about you but I always feel it's weird. I mean I definitely I love helping people and a love getting information and finding answers but I've found often. I would try to talk people out of doing surveillance to be honest with you. Nine on times out of ten I would try to talk about it because I would say. Well why do you. Why do you want this? And they would say you know what have suspicions in telling me why they had the suspicions. I'd say we'll well. We'll see found a pair of underwear in his glove compartment. Do you really need surveillance. Denote I mean because you already know what's going on and I don't like taking people's money to give him an answer they could arguet. I do think that there is a time and place for it. I've done some with like custody cases where someone's using drugs and they're not supposed to be in child custody is involved or there's some or you know there have been some cases where people are like. Look I know that this person is probably cheating. But they're telling me I'm crazy and just need to know I just need that closure I just need you need the answer so there is a place for it. I just It taught me a lot. I'm just kind of moved on to other stuff now. Now you're based out of New York City is at right mainly family. I mean I travel all the time. I'm probably spending. I probably spend most of my time in New York right now and I spend I spend a lot of time in Los Angeles to still. It's probably about half and half the hopefully it'll be half and half the winner half will be in. La That's my ultimate goal rather number changes there so it's good. WEATHERMAN has the most boring job. But you know an easy boring Nice Nice job because It's nice although I'll tell you these fires or something else I mean that's a whole nother podcast. But it's just it's very scary right now. What's going on yeah? They've had a lot of rain into before that so they have had some weird weather. I bring that up because I'm from Texas originally and I can tell you don't sound like you're from New York or la no. I'm Arkansas. Well that kind of brings us to the PODCAST. Now you are the Creator and host of the podcast. Helen gone which I believe is on iheartradio. Correct as okay and of course you can get it wherever you get your podcasts. And I'm GONNA include The link and everything in the show notes for folks in one. Listen to it. It's a fantastic antastic podcasts. It is you completed season two. It is a primarily about two specific coal cases out of Arkansas. Tell me a little bit about how the idea came to be. How'd you? How'd you come up with a title? And how how difficult was this to kind of put together. Basically what happened. Was this I as I mentioned a transition back in the investigative journalism side and I was doing a lot of true crime and then I started working a lot with different true crime channels including investigation negation discovery. And so I would pitch these ideas to editors originally as a TV show and everybody would love the idea but inevitably they would say a combination of things. I'd say we can't do it because there's no closure there's no answer. The audience likes to walk away with an answer at the end of the hour. And I'm like well. I'm sure the family would too. So there's no answer always that way. It's definitely really not but also because no one had been arrested or charged to make a TV show about it. I mean you notice when you watch dateline or something. Normally there's a conclusion at the end. Not just is because people enjoy hearing that but because it makes it legally much less risky and that was kind of disheartening for me because I grew up like watching Woodward and Bernstein and wanting to basically all the president's men I wanted to go out there and find the story that nobody had yet and something that hadn't been adjudicated so back to the case so so a lot. A lot of people told me I was crazy to try to pursue it because it was in the middle of nowhere and so much time had passed and no one had been arrested charged basically Rebecca Gould. The victim was a very good friend of my well. My sister was basically really good friends with Rebecca sister. This season one right. This is season one started season. One you didn't know that we're going to be other seasons did you. Or no no. I just knew that I like I was. I was really fascinated with Rebecca's case I would hear about every time my dad and my sister live in the ozarks. Still the Arkansas ozarks in this really remote area and so I would go home for Christmas thanksgiving or whatever and we're kind of crime family so we talk about it and every time I go home I would get a different answer about what what people thought happen. And I've talked to people about it and I got really really fascinated with the case and I started thinking wolf. Everybody thinks they know who solved it. Then why hasn't been Salt Lake. What's going on? And then when I started asking some law enforcement around there and by the way I've worked with lots of enforcement on many different cases throughout the years you know they kinda dissuaded me from pursuing further which of course made me just more determined as has more questions as I'm pitching the show to different people some producers. who were you know? I've known for a while too and we try to work with some of the things together. As has it happened that they brought up the idea of doing it as a podcast and I thought it was a great idea because for me it was. We can do it in a way that some kind of it's just less risk we won't have cameras in people's faces can really take the time necessary to investigate So we just kind of went for it. We didn't really know we're doing. I mean in all honesty. We just kind of went for it. They were very professional with the sound mixing. And all that and I know what I'm doing with investigations but in terms of how was all going to come together. We didn't know the conclusion before the beginning we had. We literally literally had no idea if everyone was going to shut the door in our face. No idea as it happened. They didn't but it did take a lot more time than I thought. I mean I thought I was going to be there for we. We've we've budgeted and planned for two weeks and as it turned out I was there for six months and I had to basically tell my dad. I'm like dad moving into your house like I'm Gonna be staying a while just Kinda you know that's what we had to do. It took a lot of time and it taught me so much about how about the dynamics of small towns and just really how much time it takes to get to know people and you have to go through a friend of a friend. Even even family members sometimes don't necessarily want to talk about it because they just been through so much emotionally and it's hard to like keep going through it if you feel like you're not GonNa get any resolution so taught me an enormous amount where people have been interviewed a million million times By the police or the state police by other media and You know in some regards. You're probably tired of talking about. I wish would just go away but again you're talking about closure what's what specifically is once you just give us a little explanation nation of what happened to Rebecca September. Two thousand four Rebecca was she was. She started school. She was a college student. She'd started school in Fayetteville. AFL North West Arkansas. But she still had friends who live near the town of a Melbourne and guy in and mountain view. These towns are all right next to each other mountain views or my dad lives in any way she was back visiting some friends for the weekend and she was staying with her boyfriend at the time. And what happened. When was she on that Monday morning? She was supposed to drive back to school. She was supposed to pick her sister up and drive back to school with her but she never showed up and when she never showed up they went looking for for.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"And welcome back to another episode of the Inter Mountain? The I private investigator podcast. I'm your host Scott. Fulmer a licensed private investigator and author of confessions of a private eye available now on Amazon. The best and most listened to private investigator podcasts. I've traveled a lot as a as a PI. And I'm sure you do as well and for that reason. I listen to podcasts. Now to the uninitiated. PODCAST is simply an audio recording. Its Talk Radio on demand as a result you can listen whenever and wherever you want and private investigative. PODCASTS are basically free continuing education. I like you I I sometimes get bogged down in the day to day minutiae of investigative work. And then I attend a conference or seminar and I'm exposed to new ideas and new methods and that's essentially what a private investigator podcast offers. So what are the best and most listened to private investigator. podcasts outcasts well I mean. It's obviously upper interpretation but I've listened my personal favorites here. I think there's about eight of them that I've listed by the way I've only listed podcast acid hosted by actual private investigators in other words experienced. Pi's that have something to offer the industry with a couple of exceptions. I think two maybe three. I've only included active private investigator podcasts. So here's the list in no particular order. I is the G. I. M. G.. PODCAST ask that is the global investigators media group it was launched in two thousand fourteen. My Florida private investigator. Tim Roar of the Grafton Group well-known Colorado Colorado private investigators Dean Karen Beers of associates in forensic investigations are also hosts and the team was rounded out by a couple of other Florida. Pi's Richard Harrison Rory Macmahon who you know the entire group basically rotate hosting duties and each hour. Long episode of course is different. They discussed private Dr Investigator News and current industry trends and dean and Karin. Obviously forensics at the PODCAST is inactive. There last episode was earlier this here in two thousand eighteen. However years worth of back episodes that you can still enjoy and the podcast? Production is no frills but it does provide great information nations and overall. It's a really good podcast number. Two is my favorite detective stories and this is a relatively new podcast. It's hosted by private investigator. John a Hoda of Hoda investigations in Milford Connecticut for starters. John's podcast is it's really enjoyable and you can tell that he enjoys is what he does. by the way he interacts with guests he has a storied career in law enforcement. And in private investigations and I think that At least this is my opinion. The podcast cast is his way of mentoring to new private investigators in the industry each forty five minute weekly episode follows the same format he interviews current or or past private investigators on ask them how they got started in the business and ask them a little bit about their specialties. And what kind of niche they fill and in the end he asked the guest talk talk about one of their favourite cases. John Interviewed me for episode number. Twenty nine of my favorite detective stories and you can listen to it on his podcast or and this is applies to all the links that I'm going to all the PODCASTS. On going to mention today you can go to my website at www dot inter mountain dot com. Tom And click on the page listed. The podcast and then on this particular post you will find all the links to not only the podcast asp but all the individuals that I will be discussing today and if you enjoy any of them don't forget to subscribe to them. Never three is the American Pi Nepal Jabe Abe. That's J E B is a Minnesota private investigator or as they say up there in Minnesota and he is the CEO of Hartland Investigative Group. He hosts the the American. Pi podcast and Paul is an acclaimed. Private investigator needs a frequent presenter at industry conferences. His name is probably familiar to you but he is is best known for his work on the interstate. Thirty five West Bridge Collapse in Minnesota that occurred in two thousand seven episodes of the American. Pi podcast or about an hour long sometimes a little bit longer in Alan Goodman from the rocky coast of Maine often joins Paul Goodman is who t his input alone is worth a listen and I will listen to this. PODCAST is rather appreciate for example. They were talking about drones in the Pi Business before anybody was so summarise the podcast features discussions of news current different legislation that is important and industry trends in short. It's one of the best and most listened to private investigator. podcasts all started the podcast in two thousand nine But this podcast is also currently inactive. He has not put a new episode out in about a year and fortunately for us he is very very busy but you can still take take advantage of numerous back episodes. It's a monthly podcast and the production value is very well done by the way. I was also Paul's guest for his February. Two Thousand Fifteen podcast. So if you go to my website again. WWW DOT inter mountain pi dot Com. Go to the podcast and you can find links to my appearance. Next is declassified now this is a weekly podcast it's hosted by private investigator. Francey Keller of special circumstances an investigation firm out of Oakland California and Francey is the former president of both NCIS and Kelly the California Association of license investigators or cases have been featured by the way in print and on television including the TV show unsolved mysteries and in France. He's podcast each episode is about an hour along and she interviews current and past private investigators and discusses within how they got started in the business and a little bit about their niche and about their struggles as a Pi. He I Francis Interview Style is very informal which I like. She allows her gas to just talk and she'll interject important questions now and again. Occasionally she takes she forgets gets to take mandated commercial breaks. But that's because like the rest of us she's get so caught up in what our guests have to say and I was also on Francey show and you can find the link on my website site as well. Pi's declassified should certainly be on the top of your list. We're talking about private investigator podcasts. Some of the best ones and the most listened to and I want remember that they are basically free continuing education. The next one is called sound of pursuit. And this podcast is very well produced. Probably the the best produced of all that I've listed and in fact it sounds like something out of NPR but Tennessee. Private investigator. Hal Humphry is the host and he along with his better half. Kim Greene Produce Reduce Pursuit magazine and he's also the owner of find. Pi So you're probably familiar with him but to begin with sound pursued as unique podcast and it it Unlike like all the others. I've mentioned it features reenactments of interesting cases by real private. Investigators at each episode is intriguing and very well written very well all done my only complaint the episode too short and they're too infrequent and how told me wants today. It's it's really time consuming especially the backroom production efforts and that's what keeps him from turning out more timely episodes and I certainly understand that that and the fact that HAL is in demand as as a private investigator. So as you will find with most of these folks. They're all active active private investigators. And so the podcast is much. It's more of a Labor of love because it's not something that's necessarily bringing home the Bacon Bacon by the way how long Kim. We're in Salt Lake City about a month ago and my wife Valerie and I met them for dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant. The Red Iguana and how was blown away by the restaurants. What's Moulay I'm talking about the national dish of Mexico not the small Furry Mammal? The next podcast is without warning Tennessee. Private Investigators Sheila was sake the host this new podcast. She is a mother of two and a well known and respected professional investigator and she specializes in cold cases. As a matter of fact it was as her persistence that led to solving the twenty five year old. Cold case murder of Angie Somoza. Angie was Sheila's friend and her former college roommate and this is Kinda what launched her her into the private investigation. Business she does cases have been featured on dateline twenty twenty the podcast criminal and other media outlets. And in fact you you can listen to. Her appearance on criminal is fantastic. podcast not by private investigator. So it's not on my list here that you can hear her appearance on criminal. Go to my website for would link. Incidentally if you're familiar with serial podcast from the creators of this American life then you'll know what to expect from without warning like cereal without warning tells there's one story in sequential episodes over the course of the season and season one features. The Lauren Edgy case. The podcast is produced exceptionally well and weekly episodes so throughout every Thursday and there are about thirty minutes to an hour long and finally my podcast. Yes it's one of my favorite aside from all the others. I would recommend COMMU listening to this one Inter Mountain. Pi a private investigator. podcast aside from hosting this podcast. I'm also the principal at Inter Mountain. Pi a private investigation firm Airman Salt Lake City and I am also the author of the true crime. Memoir Confessions of a private eye which is on Amazon. My podcast comes out on Tuesdays and there is a link on my website. WWW DOT inter mountain pi dot com episodes or about ten to fifteen minutes. Long can be longer. I go into detail about about some aspect of the private investigation. Business for instance when we can talk about how to build rapport interviews and are the following. Week I may discuss how private investigators can help legal professionals nationals but my goal has always been to provide hands on techniques or methods to assist you in becoming better at what you do. So that is the best and most listened to private investigator podcasts. If your podcast did not make the list drop me a line at podcast at Inter Mountain P I dot Com and let me know to summarise three seven podcasts are inactive and that's because producing and hosting a podcast takes time and it takes money and Pi podcasters. I take time away from paid. Investigative work to produce an episode. Therefore if you enjoyed podcasts I would recommend that you consider supporting them financially every a little bit helps at the very least. Please subscribe to the ones that you enjoy and give them five-star reviews on itunes. Or wherever you get your podcasts thought thought leaders in the private investigation industry produces podcasts. Nevertheless whether you're a novice or an experience Pi you're going to learn something. I subscribe to each private five investigator. PODCAST on this list with you. Enjoy my podcast. I I would recommend you check out my first book. Confessions of a private is about my thirty years as a private investigator. And some of the crazy. Wild wacky things that I've experienced by your copy on Amazon and paperback or kindle or you can go to Barnes and noble and get it for with a Nook as well and by the way I'm available for book signings and readings. You can send your request to media at Inter Mountain. Pi Dot Com. Also if you need a speaker for your conference is our seminar Especially here as we enter two thousand nineteen. Give me a call. You can reach me at eight one. Eight seven four eight six five eight and make sure you subscribe arrived to the Inter Mountain. Pi a private investigator. podcast on itunes Google stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode good itunes tunes and give me a five star review till your friends and other private investigators about the Inter Mountain. Pi podcasts until next time this is Inter mountain fee. I Scott former former reminding you to game.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"Broadcasting from the crossroads of the West in historic Salt Lake City. You're listening to to the Inter Mountain. Pi podcast here's your host celebrated Utah Private investigator Scott Fulmer. Hey everybody welcome back to the PODCAST. I'm Scott former. You can find me on the web at. WWW DOT inter mountain P I dot Com and you can find my book. Confessions of a private eye on Amazon. And and at Barnes and noble dot com in both paperback and e Book. I have to tell you the other day. I hired a new account to Take Care of my company books and in the course of doing so I had to give her access to the accounting platform software. That I use as well as track OPS US. If you're not familiar. Our podcast is sponsored by track OPS. And it's a powerful investigation management platform used by companies of all sizes and all countries around the world including mine. It was fairly easy. I basically needed to give her access. Because in track ops I bill out I have my expenses and I have my invoices and so really all I had to do with put her name and her email address into the software track ops and then click a button and it was as simple as that track ups has features designed assigned for managing every aspect of Pi Agency and track. hops has the tools to streamline your operation from intake to invoice. I know because it's done the same thing for my business us and I want to give you a special offer right now. You can try track ups free for fifteen days to weeks by signing up at track OPS DOT COM mentioned. This ad and track OPS will. I'll give you an additional ten percents off your base. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE TRACK OPS is simply case management. Made Easy when he wasn't lounging at his. You've Audi Texas home fits spent his days wandering downtown on foot and smoking cigarettes nonstop. He frequented the the same to restaurant for breakfast lunch and dinner each day often ordering the same menu item prepared in exactly the same way. He received his medications and a small cash allowance. Each each evening from Juan Rodriguez a home health nurse hired by the family and then he began to disappear. We're worried about him. Megan said we want you to follow him him and find out where he goes and what he's doing. It sounds simple enough are so I thought following Mr Brooks was an adventure due to his mental illness. He didn't focus too much on anything going on around him however at the same time he would often hop a bus and disappear into traffic. Before you could say Jack Robinson I lost him in downtown. You've Audi on two consecutive of nights you've Audi is not a large town in a man with schizophrenia. Kept giving me. The slip is starting to get embarrassing. On several other nights he remained at home. It wasn't until the following week that I was finally able to discover what he was doing nights. He disappeared that evening. I sat in the dark and my surveillance vehicle not too far from his home. He lived in a small all single story. Wood frame home next to the Valley County Fair plex off of Highway Ninety I was hunched down in the plush. Leather driver seat listening to jazz. The faint glow. Oh from the digital clock read nine seventeen pm. When I suddenly spied a dark figure walking down the sidewalk it was him? I turned the key and slowly inches. The car forward award following him at a respectful distance. He turned right and headed in the direction of downtown. He walked up two blocks and then over three more and then entered a rundown convenience store a few minutes later he reappeared clutching a new pack of cigarettes and a can of beer. I watched as fits walked over to the side of the mini mart and set next to the dumpster he then proceeded to drink beer and smoke a cigarette. After finishing the beer fits continued on foot downtown. He took a right on Southwood street past ebbets barbecue and walked into municipal park as he faded in the darkness of the park. I pulled over and got out of my car. I could feel a cool breeze in the back of my neck. The Wind Russell. The trees and I heard a dog bark in the distance someone laughed abruptly and then broke into a coughing spasm. I walk through the darkness and instinctively felt my Beretta nine millimeter snug in the holster inside my waistband. I continued walking in the same direction and could no longer hear voices as I got closer. I could see that fits had descended down a muddy embankment anchorman and was sitting with several other people in the banks of the Leona River. That's where I saw fits by crack from one of the dark shapes huddled next to the river. He had joined several other local homeless people. They were sitting there sharing cigarettes drugs. I followed him again on a subsequent night to a local crack house where it was more of the same. And that's how I saw the disappearance parts of Mr Brooks. You've been listening to the Inter Mountain. Pi podcast the number one show for private investigators who wanted to take they're investigative skills to the next level. Join US every Tuesday on Apple Google spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and be sure to subscribe rate great and give us a five star review. Send your comments and questions to podcast at Inter Mountain. Pi Dot Com. That is it for the podcast. That was actually an excerpt from my book. Confessions of a private. I get your copy today on Amazon Dot Com until next TIME THIS IS UTAH. Private investigator investigator. Scott fulmer reminding you. The game.
"pi" Discussed on Intermountain PI Podcast
"Broadcasting from the crossroads of the West in historic Salt Lake City. You're listening to the Inter Inter Mountain. Pi podcast here's your host celebrated Utah Private investigator Scott Fulmer. Welcome back to the PODCAST. I'm Scott fulmer author of confessions of private eye. You can find my book on Amazon and you can find me on the web at. WWW dot inter mountain pi dot dot Com. You're listening to episode number. Eighteen six private investigator tips to prevent fraud in business. I am pleased to announce that the Inter Mountain. Pi podcast is now sponsored by track ops a powerful investigation management platform used by companies of all sizes and in in countries all around the world with each designed for managing every aspect of a PI agency. Trek up says the tools streamline your operation from intake to invoice voice. How do I know because I use track ops? And it's made all the difference in my business so right now I have a special offer for you. Try Track OPS. Free for fifteen days right now you can go and sign up at track OPS DOT COM and by the way if you mention this ad if you mentioned that you heard about traps on the Inter Mountain Pi podcast. You'RE GONNA get an additional ten percent off on your base. Subscription price track OPS. His case management made easy. Let's talk about six private investigator tips to prevent fraud in business and I I'd like to consider a few statistics when it comes to theft in small business. For example apple employees are responsible for about fifty eight percent of the time shoplifters account for about thirty five percent and other words employees are more likely to steal deal from you than customers. In fact a recent study suggested that seventy five percent of employees have stolen from their employer. At least once men are more likely likely steal than women however it takes about two years before a fraud is even detected and whether your employees a high school graduate or a college graduate doesn't seem to matter. They both account for about thirty five percent of thefts in the workplace on the other hand employees with graduate degrees only account for eleven percent of thefts but they typically steel you'll five times more and that's primarily because they are in a higher position with Fiduciary Trust by these statistics come from the Association of Certified Fight Fraud Examiners. This begs the question. Why me why do employees steal lots of reasons really? I mean greed for starters then there's a financial financial problem that they may be having an unexpected bills and of course addictions such as drugs gambling and alcohol can be factor and sometimes they steal just because house of opportunity for example due to weak financial controls or bad cash management procedures in the final analysis. Your employees can be your greatest this asset or your greatest source of risk with this in mind. Consider these six private investigator tips to prevent fraud in business. Now there's a hundred other tip Sikorsky's of course these Six I think important number one pre employment background check and background check looks at criminal history sex offender status credit credit report driving records education previous jobs and references and background. Check can cost anywhere from thirty dollars to three hundred or even three thousand. It just depends on what you WANNA check and it's not gonNA stop someone from stealing but it may stop you from hiring a bad risk number two accounting and bookkeeping another key point. Don't allow the same employees to do accounts receivable and accounts payable in fact. Don't allow the same employees to do the accounting and bookkeeping. Furthermore employees who handle company finances shouldn't operate in isolation. Make sure you institute. A regular unplanned audited by Third Party additionally additionally make sure the same employee doesn't open the mail and post the checks again these tasks should be done by two different employees. Finally keep track of who your vendors yes and employees our employees often issue checks to fake vendor counts or fake employees and then redirect the money to their own accounts number three security pretty cameras equally important. Today's advanced security cameras. They're they're digital or four K. They have low light capabilities and they back up to the cloud. As a matter of fact you can even log in and watch them from your home in your pajamas. Make sure your employees and your customers are aware of the security cameras. Not only may that serve as a deterrent but it also will the provide tangible proof of a crime number. Four keep employee records up to date. He'll thank me later on this one. Make sure you have a current photo phone number home home address and vehicle information on your employees in the event that you need to conduct a workers. Compensation claim investigation is current information is going to be absolutely critical. Oh number five when it comes to theft be wary of employees for example. Be Wary of a hardworking employee. That never takes vacation not to mention employees at come in early you stay late or appear to be living beyond their means especially if they've been with you a long time. Unfortunately it's always the last people you'd suspect and finally number six with Workers Chris. COMP claims be wary of employees finally be wary of employees filing fraudulent workers comp claims especially if they were injured on a Friday afternoon soon or a Monday morning. These claims are often involved in outdoor sports on the weekends and they may try to claim a sports injury as occurring at work other employees have part time labor intensive businesses on the side like putting roofs on the house or building decks and still others are often getting ready to retire or leave for another job also get this statistically typically the newer the employee the more likely the claim is fraudulent. These are all red flags. It may indicate worker's comp fraud and you probably thinking that's why I have insurance so I don't have to worry about these things but if you want to keep your insurance costs down and have a safe workplace and maintain your company productivity. You need to be proactive. PROACTIV you've been listening to the Inter Mountain. Pi podcast the number one show for private investigators. Who wanted to take their investigative skills gills to the next level? Join US every Tuesday on Apple Google spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and be sure to subscribe rate and give us. It's a five star review. Send your comments and questions to podcast at Inter Mountain P. I DOT COM. That is it for this week's episode until next time this is Utah private investigator. Scott fulmer reminding you. The game is afoot.