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Seattle - Now that Thanksgiving is over comes fears of a new COVID-19 spike
"With Thanksgiving and all the warnings about large gatherings behind US. Health experts are bracing for what the next couple of weeks might bring from the Corona virus pandemic. It's really hard to predict months out where we will be in the pandemic. Lacey Fehrenbach with the State Department of Health says the pandemics progression is all dependent on what we do. The choices that we make will determine where we are. And those will have amplification effects going forwards and, according to U Dub Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, Infections and Deaths are expected to keep going up well into January of next year. If we all wore a mask, we could cut that prediction by nearly 1500. We have many, many more months before we think, Start to return to normal. And hopefully the vaccines pan out. It was Nick. Papa, I'm
Coronavirus: Reproductive rate drops below one
"So as the vast majority of you in england. Prepare to jump out of the lockdown frying pan into the tough attiyah fire government. Scientists have revealed the reproduction rate of covid nineteen thought to have shrunk below one the so-called our numbers estimated between north point nine and one after three weeks of lockdown. That's down from between one and one point one last week a means every ten people infected will go onto infect between nine and ten others. Meanwhile strengthens defended the government's new tier system saying it gives the nation simplicity and clarity. But as a tory rebellion builds labor's yet to reveal whether it'll support new covert tears when they're voted on in the commons on tuesday.
Black Friday 2020 looks bleak at stores, malls, as shoppers stick to couch surfing during the pandemic
"Am. No one really knows what to expect out there today and black Friday. Retail analyst told us in a serve that in a survey, many shoppers indicated they were concerned about going out to the malls in the stores and that 95% of them said they would likely do their shopping this weekend online. Stephen Stayers is the general manager of the Glendale Galleria. He says stores there will open at seven o'clock this morning. That's a big difference from the Pan Dept. Pre pandemic days when they opened on Thanksgiving as well, We're living in, you know, uncharted territory right now, I will say that we've seen You know a steady stream of traffic for the last two weeks or so, because I think retailers realize that There that they're a We don't think there should be a mad rush of shopping on black Friday, so they've been offering black Friday deals for the last two weeks. Stores and malls have also instituted a number of safety protocols. Try to keep everybody safe. Reporting live, John paired KNX 10 70 news
Pandas vs. Penguins
"Hi i'm molly blue. And this is smashed boom best the show where we take two things smash them together and ask you to decide which one is best. Today's debate is between two totally adorable. Extremely popular animals known for their fashionable for and frolic. Some feathers it's pandas versus penguins. Which team will win cuddly. Bamboo munching pandas. Or waddling penguins. We have marin here to help us. Decide hello marin so marin before we dive in i would like to know if you have any particular relationship to pandas. Any feelings about them to begin with. I mean are just so spiritually relatable. I feel like to so many people. They just eat and sleep all day. That's the life. I wanna live. And what about penguins. How do you feel about those cuties. I've had such a childhood connection to them. Since i watched the hit animated movie. Happy feet I don't know i'd say it's equal feelings. Familiarity with both animals so it case people haven't seen happy feet but it's about penguins who wanna dance. The one penguin who doesn't have a song but he has a dance. Oh do you have any tips today for our debaters about how to win you over. I would say be clear and concise about your logic. I love it. Well here to defend peace loving roly-poly team panda. It's katy mcveigh. Hello katy hi there. Katie in just a single sentence. why are pan. Does the smash boom best fashionable amazing idols. Fantastic thumbs. I mean. it's not a sentence so much is feeling of vibes. But that's what the pan is about the vibe and here to rep witty winsome team penguin. It's brandy brown. Hi brandy h-have so brandy tell us why are penguins the cooler creature in one sentence. They've got it all. There are the full package. Pandas penguins might be known for being black and white. But this debate is going to be anything but before we begin. Let's review each round. I we've got the declaration of greatness in this round team panda team penguin will deliver a statement in defense of their side. Their arguments will include emotional stories stunning facts and steely logic. After each declaration the opposing team will get thirty seconds to make a rebuttal. Then we've got the micro around. It's a creative. Both debaters have prepared for in advance. The third round is the sneak attack. It's a surprise challenge. Each team will have to respond to on the spot and for the fourth and final round. It's the final six. Each side will have six words to persuade the judge that their side is the smash boom best. Marin will award two points in the first round one point for the best declaration and one point for the best rebuttal and then one point for the winner of each subsequent round listeners at home keep track of your points as well download a score sheet from our website at smash boom dot org or grab a pencil and paper and make note of team panda and team penguins. Best and worst arguments all right brandy and katie. Are you ready to rumble. Yup yes much panda. I'm fueled up and ready to stare. How about you mark. Are you feeling ready to judge this debate. I'm feeling an excellent that it's time for round one. The declaration of we did a coin flip in katie europe first. Let's hear your declaration of greatness for pandas pandas. We've all seen them with their keith. Faces and stylish looks black always stabbing white. Very crisp and combined terrifically tasteful. I can't wait to tell you all about them but first let's respect. How she they are. Can you imagine them on the fashion runways of paris. Coming down the runway in the latest black and white ensemble. It's the giant panda. I've heard the smokey eye. But the hand i e. We're seeing it today. Black ears to match giant black circles around the eyes with anke black arms upper chest and legs and then snowy white everywhere else with a look like this. Can she ever not be noticed. Won't notice me. She's done it again. Confession time when. I was first invited to this debate. I wasn't a fan of the panda. I thought that they were one. Trick wonders adorable. Bears cute is roly poly stomachs and bamboo. Chomping snouts cute but boring. But wow was i wrong. Pandas are cultural concepts scientific 'nigma 's and environmental ambassadors. Let's talk first about their cultural impact. As far back as the tang dynasty china has utilized pandas as diplomatic ambassadors or representations of the nation china has given panthers to other countries as a gesture of friendship and goodwill panta postage stamps commemorative gold panda coins. Pandas the logo for the olympics. China has gone all in on pandas
Phone addiction not driven by notifications, study finds
"All right. Let's talk a little more about why you're always picking up your cell phone scott. Some subsides right studies. That's good because i've been wondering what the heck i'm doing a study of smartphone use by the london. School of economics and political science found that eighty nine percent of phone. Interactions were unprompted while the remaining eleven percent were because of notification so some people just picking up the phone to look at it thirty seven percent. Sorry thirty seven participants in the study in the uk. Germany and france were cameras to record their phone. Interactions users spent less time their phone when they were home with other people and the most time when in public transport trains that sort of stuff. The study indicates more research is needed about why people interact with their phones. And how fascinating. The common sense is that. It's all those notifications you get you get barraged with your notifications. Just turn off your notifications reduce your screen time. Apparently not this to me this this entire thing. Mimics my cova lockdown time. I took my time from march until now has been marked with these moments of me going. Why am i looking at my phone again. What am i doing here. I don't need to be here and not because of some notification. Still get those. But it's usually maybe you on slack or it's you know somebody else my mom trying to get a hold of me or something like that and i'll respond to those but most of the time it's just megan. The world's weird. I'm kinda tired. And i think tick tock will take my mind off of it and it's a lot of those interactions way more than before march for me. So more study is needed as a obviously. But i'm really curious about how this how this all pans out if they talked more people around the world. I'm a minimal notification person in fact there are lots of apps that will send me a notification. Every once in a while. I make what to. How did i not turn that often settings already like and i go in and no you don't need to you don't need to ping me about this sort of thing. I'll i will come to you if i want to. But i have found. We've talked about this on the show before because the whole smartphone mobile phone mobile device. Anything that is easy on the go is just not something. I need all that often. I mean sure. If i'm at the dog park i might look at my phone and just make sure i'm not missing anything but i don't really go anywhere so when i'm at home. The phones always near me. You know it's rings but then you know. My laptop brings to on face time i. I'm using my laptop. Almost exclusively even something like talk. I look at my for you page on my laptop because there's just more area and it's easier to it and all my messages. Are there anyway and there are very few things that i can't do on my laptop that i feel like on a regular basis and i don't think that that's just oh because i i don't leave the house anymore. I am now just so less. Used to be an on the go being in transit for example. You know someone's standing on the subway forty-five minutes. Yeah you're going to be looking at your phone now. I'm so not used to it that now. I'm sort of like. I don't look at that. It's just a smaller version of my computer. I don't do notifications ver. I very much limit notifications myself. But i still use my phone a lot so i think what the study is showing is that people don't realize when when they're picking up their phone they're picking it up absent mindedly. A few study participants were were kind of shocked when they looked at the video. And like. I don't remember doing that. I don't remember picking up the phone. I don't remember why did it There's been some other studies that show that psychologically when the phone is in the room with you even if you're not looking at it you think about it it reduces your attention level on other things because it's kind of pulling at you. This is another another study in those planks of what in effect phones are having on. Our mental state at the word addiction gets thrown around a lot. And i'm not sure if it's exactly appropriate or not because it carries a whole lot of clinical meetings. That are complex. But there's certainly a poll to having that phone there and this is another study that shows that
Phone addiction not driven by notifications, study finds
"Let's talk a little more about why you're always picking up your cell phone. Scott some subsizes right studies. That's good because i've been wondering what the heck i'm doing a study of smartphone use by the london. School of economics and political science found that eighty nine percent of phone. Interactions were unprompted while the remaining eleven percent were because of notification so just picking up the phone to look at it thirty seven percent sorry thirty seven participants in the study in the uk. Germany and france were cameras to record their phone. Interactions users spent less time their phone when they were home with other people and the most time when in public transport trains that sort of stuff. The study indicates more research is needed about why people interact with their phones. And how fascinating. The common sense is that. It's all those notifications you get you get barraged with your notifications. Just turn off your notifications reduce your screen time. Apparently not this to me this this entire thing. Mimics my cova lockdown time. I took my time from march until now has been marked with these moments of me going. Why am i looking at my phone again. What am i doing here. I don't need to be here and not because of some notification. Still get those. But it's usually maybe you on slack or it's you know somebody else my mom trying to get a hold of me or something like that and i'll respond to those but most of the time it's just megan. The world's weird. I'm kinda tired. And i think tick tock will take my mind off of it and it's a lot of those interactions way more than before march for me. So more study is needed as a obviously. But i'm really curious about how this how this all pans out if they talked more people around the world. I'm a minimal notification person in fact there are lots of apps that will send me a notification. Every once in a while. I make what to. How did i not turn that often settings already like and i go in and no you don't need to you don't need to ping me about this sort of thing. I'll i will come to you if i want to. But i have found. We've talked about this on the show before because the whole smartphone mobile phone mobile device. Anything that is easy on the go is just not something. I need all that often. I mean sure. If i'm at the dog park i might look at my phone and just make sure i'm not missing anything but i don't really go anywhere so when i'm at home. The phones always near me. You know it's rings but then you know my laptop brings to on facetime i. I'm using my laptop. Almost exclusively even something like tiktok. I look at my for you page on my laptop because there's just more area and it's easier to it and all my messages. Are there anyway and there are very few things that i can't do on my laptop that i feel like on a regular basis and i don't think that that's just oh because i i don't leave the house anymore. I am now just so less. Used to be an on the go being in transit for example. You know someone's standing on the subway forty-five minutes. Yeah you're going to be looking at your phone now. I'm so not used to it that now. I'm sort of like. I don't look at that. It's just a smaller version of my computer. I don't do notifications ver. I very much limit notifications myself. But i still use my phone a lot so i think what the study is. Showing is that people don't realize when when they're picking up their phone they're picking it up absent mindedly. Few study participants were were kind of shocked when they looked at the video. And like. I don't remember doing that. I don't remember picking up the phone. I don't remember why did it There's been some other studies that show that psychologically when the phone is in the room with you even if you're not looking at it you think about it it reduces your attention level on other things because it's kind of pulling at you. This is another another study in those planks of what in effect phones are having on. Our mental state at the word addiction gets thrown around a lot. And i'm not sure if it's exactly appropriate or not because it carries a whole lot of clinical meetings. That are complex. But there's certainly a poll to having that phone there and this is another study that shows that
EPISODE 35: Election Fraud / Interference - The Facts, The History & The Conspiracy Theory - burst 02
"It got me thinking back to twenty seventeen And it was about one hundred twenty days into president. Trump's presidency and i wrote an article on statecraft was over dot com called plot. Twist the komi in in it. I kind of touched on a scenario. That i thought was intriguing and it was right around the time that memo's were coming about For komi where the left was just so hard up to try and find something anything they can impeach president trump on and They're at that point in time. The democrats were demanding. Memo's be released in an investigation launched and impeachment proceedings to start and so i theorized in that article that you know what if blinded by their absolute rage over losing the election in november and doing whatever it takes to get president trump out of the white house they now have inadvertently exposed information within other memos comey may have made because they wanted to make all of comey's memo's pop public record right at the time it was all about how komi keeps these immaculate notes on everything and anything he does. It was the whole reason why after he was president trump that one day he immediately went out to his car grabbed laptop and started writing out notes from that from that meeting that everybody wanted where he's a take it easy anyway but that opened the door to all of comey's memo's well at the time and of course s things played out. You know we. We got access to some of them but not all of them and you know it really did kind of turn on the democrats what i thought because know i made the point. Could you imagine the look on president trump's face if he were to be exonerated of any wrongdoing which did happen right. He did get impeached but at the same point in time he got acquitted as well because there was no wrongdoing. Even the molar report showed that there was no wrongdoing. And you know those four hundred and forty eight pages are out there. There's very very little redacted to muller's credit into Ag bars credit there was very little redacted in that document. So you can actually go out and see. Just how much of the report was there. And there was no russian collusion which we knew all along well. Those of us who knew president trump knew all along but i wrote in the plot twists. The komi memo's back in two thousand seventeen and linked to it so you guys can go back and take a look at it if you want to. It's a short article to like a minute and a half to read. But anyway you know if i made the point that if he was exonerated of any wrongdoing and then to add insult to injury for the democratic party that You know they actually exposed through those memos and documents wrongdoing done by the democrats in thereby getting hillary clinton locked up right which you know we finding out now. Due to release of memos that were done earlier this year. But that's exactly what happened. That this whole russian collusion story that chased or that was held over a president trump ted for two years and You know hindered. His presidency in the beginning was all made up and fabricated by hillary. So in prepping for this week's podcast. I was thinking about that and so i wanted to kind of lay out since two thousand seventeen when i wrote that my gut knee joking reaction was actually right just took a while for it to pan out took almost four years for it to pan out but i was right. I wanted to talk about the election fraud now. Obviously we don't have four years to have this one pan out and president trump is running out of time and it's looking more and more likely that we will have a biden harris administration As much as it pains me to say. I
Sia Made a Movie Called Music
"10. 10 wins Entertainment, Now the new film from singer songwriter CIA about an autistic child not getting the reaction she hoped for Erica's Ooh, there's magical little girl your sister she's got now Is you a little bit of the trailer there for the new movie music? It's about a girl with autism. But the autistic community on Twitter panning the film because CIA didn't cast an autistic actor. In the part of the autistic girl,
Death on eve of Brazil's Black Consciousness Day sparks fury
"Beaten by security guards. It happened last night on the eve of Black Consciousness Day as NPR's Philip Reeves reports his death has caused a huge outcry. The beating was captured on video by an onlooker. The footage shows a black man on the ground at a supermarket. White Security guard Hold him down Another strikes. The man repeatedly in the face is quite Anton is more hell. The prosthesis pan card death of 40 Roach. One freighters is making headlines on a day in which Brazil is supposed to honor its black citizens. It happened in the southern city of Porto, allegedly the supermarkets operators carry for are calling his death of brutal crime cannot force canceled its contract with the security company. That's no consolation to black Brazilians and many others now flooding the Internet with messages of anger and despair. Or this crowd protesting this afternoon at their local cattle for branch in the capital of resilience, I can't breathe, they cry. The security man who beat freight is charged with first degree homicide once an off duty policeman. They were reportedly called to the scene After an altercation between freighters and a store employees. The local state governor, Eduardo lead ship promises a rigorous investigation It was different thoughts is indeed a novice. Recess gym, you'll answer. Everyone's outraged by this excessive violence. This led to the death of a black citizen says Let you Yet for many black Brazilians, this is all too familiar communication problem. It's very common for people linked to security forces to kill black Brazilians, says Renato Ferreira, a race relations lawyer. The death in the U. S of George Floyd resonated in Brazil, which has a long history of violent racism. Tensions have grown under far right President Chae Abortion, auto valuables on out of here but isn't the one who did this. Someone with a grudge posted on this election was a huge blow to many Brazilians, says Panetta. Boston out of himself has not commented on Francis's death. His vice president has it's lamentable, General Hamilton Morale told journalists yet on this black consciousness day, But I went on to insist that in Brazil, racism does not exist. The briefs. NPR NEWS REDISH NETTLES
Consumer Reports is no longer recommending Tesla's Model S and is panning the reliability of the new Model Y
"Reports just put Tesla in second, the last place in the most reliable new cars category. Well, you heard me speak about Elon Musk swell today. Of course, he's the CEO of Tesla. Consumer reports just put Tesla in 25th place out of 26 total brands in this year's edition of its annual auto Reliability brand rankings. Mazda, Toyota Lexus Frank in the top three for the most reliable new cars, But consumer reporters notice analysis. That brands ranking in the bottom third made significant improvements in 2020 rankings are based on the average predicted reliability score for vehicles in the brand's model lineup. The Tesla's model Wise reliability score is partially to blame for the electric automakers. 29 Point average, the car received only five points on consumer reports. 100 Point scale, with the average score for most brands being between
Consumer Reports is no longer recommending Tesla's Model S and is panning the reliability of the new Model Y
"Is tops. Mazda has won top honors as the most dependable auto brand in consumer reports Annual reliability Survey. It's the first time the automaker was tops in that survey. Ford and it's Lincoln Luxury brand fell, with Lincoln finishing last among 26 brands after introducing new SUVs. Electric carmaker Tesla was second from the bottom with Reliability troubles on three of its four models. Winter needs time 4 34
Hurricane Iota batters Central America
"Devastating devastating devastating devastating devastating devastating hurricanes hurricanes hurricanes hurricanes hurricanes hurricanes have have have have have have pummeled pummeled pummeled pummeled pummeled pummeled Central America on November 3rd hurricane at the first struck Nicaragua and then made its way to Honduras and Guatemala. According to the Red Cross. More than two million people in the region were affected by floods and landslides caused by the hurricane. Then this week, another hurricane Hurricane iota made landfall in Central America delivering yet another blow to the region. The two storms back to back aren't only devastating to communities in Central America, but are also complicating efforts to mitigate covert 19. Joining us now to talk about what's happening on the ground is Jeff EARNS two freelance journalist based in Honduras. Jeff Thanks for being with us For having me. So what are conditions on the ground in Honduras right now? Right now. Much of Honduras is underwater, particularly in the Northwest Sula Valley region, which is home to about two million people, and it's really the economic motor. Of the country, So the fact that so much of this area in particular is underwater is really indicative of how damaging it is. Given that roughly 40% of the GDP or more is produced in this region, but really after iota we have much more widespread damage. A lot across the whole country was a much larger storm. So just particular across the North Coast and and the West, there's still rising waters in some parts. We've lost a lot of bridges and roads and other infrastructure. There's many people are currently displaced by the flooding. The storm's first struck Nicaragua before going through Honduras and Guatemala. What were the effects in those two countries? With a to it was damaging. But it went through a pretty lowly populated area of Nicaragua. But iota was so much larger. That it really hit harder in Nicaragua, and even the winds were harder to sew. In Nicaragua. We're seeing pretty widespread damage flooding even in the capital, Managua. And south of it to Nicaragua's pretty devastated this 0.2. You've been reporting on this region in Honduras for awhile have how have the government's responded to efforts on the ground? The government's response has been heavily criticized ahead of eight actually scheduled this special holiday for that week week in in order order to to try try to to Remote Remote domestic domestic tourism tourism and and stimulate stimulate the the economy, economy, which which has has been been really really hit hit hard hard by by the the cove cove in in 19 19 pandemic, and there was a clear reticence by the government to Cancel that vacation, so they did not emit alerts or or evacuation orders, which led Tens of thousands of people in completely caught off guard being and then ended up getting trapped on the roof, some for as many as five days. And, of course, That led to two more deaths, which we really don't know how much yet because the water Has never been able to fully received from eight to before We got hit by iota, so there's really clear negligence by the government here and then in terms of responding They're completely overwhelmed by it. And they clearly unprepared and there's a real question of how they're spending. Their resource is the government just a year ago. Just from Israel. This Folks from war and yet their emergency response unit doesn't have the boats necessary to go to the healthy, strong currents that was seen from the footing in order to rescue people. Until the water gets down. The people are very upset, definitely more than ever with with the government and this could definitely lead to even more political instability than we've seen down here in the past and that political instability Could also sperm or migration out of the region. Is that right? Coming towards where? There That's the United States are moving towards Mexico or other places this people try to survive. Absolutely. There's already people organizing on social media caravans that looks like they're planning for January, most of them whether or not that materializes. There's just no doubt we're going to see it another tick in migration over the next year, particularly As Kobe 19 travel Strick Shins are eased. I took so many people already. Particularly the young people who just see no opportunity. They have no work, and now they've lost everything. They really have nothing to lose, and they see migrating as the quickest way to be able to help their families to rebuild and and recoup everything they've lost. United States government has limited at least one of the Trump administration migration from many of these countries. At the same time, it's asked many Central American countries to help it with its asylum policies. Has the U. S government sent any aid? To these countries as they struggled to deal with the blows from these hurricanes. The lack of leadership from the U. S. Following this crisis is really Shocking. There's been no word from the State Department or from the White House, other than U S aid, which is down here most recently after Iota they designated $17 million to the region. Half of which is going to Honduras and then Also the U. S. Military, based on here has been a source of rescue missions, which has definitely been very helpful. But $17 million We're talking about billions and billions of dollars in damage. And really in 1998 when Hurricane Mitch hit, which is the worst natural disaster in center America To date, it was US leadership that mobilized support from the global community. And that is completely lacking at this point. President elect Biden has expressed his concern and support for the region, so there's hope that when he takes office He will take up that traditional leadership role of the U. S. To help one of its neighbors will be watching to see how this pans out. Jeff earns two freelance reporter based in Honduras. Thanks for being with us and stay safe. Thanks for having me
Iota still a threat after killing dozens in Central America
"A set of devastating hurricanes have pummeled central america on november third hurricane bertha. I struck nicaragua and then made its way through honduras in guatemala. According to the red cross more than two million people in the region were affected by floods and landslides caused by the hurricane and then this week another hurricane hurricane iota made landfall in central america delivering yet another blow to the region. The two storms back to back aren't only devastating to communities in central america but are also complicating efforts to mitigate covid nineteen joining us. Now to talk about what's happening on the ground is jeff ernst a freelance journalists base in honduras. Jeff thanks for being with us after having me. So what are conditions on the ground in honduras right now right now. Much of honduras is is underwater Particularly in the northwest soula valley region which is home to about two million people and putting the second largest in honduras and pedro soula as really the motor of of the country. So the fact that so much of this area in particular is underwater is really indicative of how damaging is given that roughly forty percent of the gdp or more is produced in this region but really After i iota we have much of a widespread damage Across the whole country was a much larger storm so just particularly crest the north coast and the west. They're still a rising waters. Some parts We've last a lot of bridges and roads and other infrastructure and as many people are currently displaced by the flooding. The storm's first struck nicaragua before going through honduras and guatemala. What were the effects in those two countries with evita it. It was damaging but it went through a pretty lowly populated area of nicaragua but iota so much larger that it really hit harder in nicaragua. And even the wins were harder to so nicaragua. We're seeing pretty widespread damage flooding even in the capital of managua and south of it so nicaragua's pretty devastated this point. You you've been reporting on This region in honduras for awhile have. How have the government's responded to effort on the ground. The the government's response has been heavily criticised ahead of eight to actually scheduled the special holiday for that week. In order to try to promote domestic tourism and and stimulate the economy which has been really hit hard by the covid nineteen pandemic and there was a clear reticence by the government to cancel that vacation and so they did not emit alerts or or evacuation orders which led to tens of thousands of people completely caught off guard been and then ended up getting trapped on the roads some for as many as five days and of course that led to more deaths which we really don't know how much yet because the water was never even able to fully recede from eight to before we got hit by iota So there's really some clear negligence by the government here and then with in terms of responding. They're they're completely overwhelmed By it and a complete clearly unprepared and missouri question of how they're spending the resources government just a year ago or just from israel this for war that really has has seen of her for country like and yet they're emergency response. Units doesn't have the votes necessary to be able to deal with the strong currents that we're seen from the flooding in order to rescue people in until the water gets down. Do people are very upset. Definitely more than ever with the government and and this could definitely to even more political instability than we've seen down here in the past and that political instability could also spur more Migration out of the region is that right coming towards A whether that's the united states are moving towards mexico or other places as people try to survive absolutely. There's already people organizing on social media caravans That looks like they're planning for january most of them Whether or not that materializes There's just no doubt. We're going to see an uptick in migration over the next year particularly as covy nineteen travel restrictions are eased You know. I talked to so many people already particularly the young people Who just see no opportunity They have no work and now they've lost everything so they really have nothing to lose And they see migrating as the quickest way to be able to help to their families to rebuild and recoup everything. They've lost the united states government. has limited at least under the trump administration migration from many of these countries at the same time it's ass many central american countries to help it with its asylum policies Has the us. Government sent any aid to these countries as they struggle to deal with the blows from these hurricanes the lack of leadership from the us Following these crisis is really shocking. There's been no word from the state department or from the white house other than us aid which is down here. Most recently after i iota they designated seventeen million dollars through the region half of which is going to honduras and then also the. Us military base. Don't here has been a source of of rescue missions which has definitely been very helpful but seventeen million dollars when we're talking about billions and billions dollars damage and really in nine hundred ninety eight when hurricane mitch hit which was the worst natural disaster in central america to date it was. Us leadership that mobilized support from the global community and that is completely lacking at this point. president-elect biden has expressed is concerned and support for the region. So there's hope that when he takes office he will take that traditional leadership role of the. Us to help one of its neighbors. I'll be watching to see how this pans out.
So what's the deal with this new coronavirus strain in Adelaide?
"I'm health reported taken tyler. Opposition and journalist author norman swan. It's thursday the nineteenth of november. Big day yes. Big day especially for people in south australia where yesterday we were hearing that. Not only have a south. Australians going into an incredibly tough lockdown but a short one. we're also hearing the chief public health officer nicholas spirited talking about how this strain that circulating at adelaide ease different. It's shorter incubation period. People with it don't seem to have as many symptoms. What do we know about this strain in adelaide and it truly is different or if it's just looking like it's acting differently. This was said during the crossroads motel outbreak. In new south wales when the virus spread from victoria it was said there was a shorter incubation period. More likely to spread E- symptomatically and explaining why there was a really significant superspreader event in that hotel in new south wales. Now we've not heard very much about that since that was certainly at the beginning. Now the saying the same thing here. Now i've i've spoken to a couple of people who kind of know how this virus behaves and they wonder whether or not in fact what's going on is that you've actually got super sporting events and they're so significant the super spreader events. You start to wonder whether or not the incubation short and could be true. It's still not clear what the virus is. What the subset of the covid nineteen viruses. The has been a stream code in for three nine k which has been picked up in south australia. It's not entirely clear whether that's the form that circulating not that's one that's growing uk europe and really quite common there. It's on the spike. It's where it looks the so-called h two receptor which is how you get the lock and key mechanism going into the The cell and people have looked at various strains and wondered whether or not there are significant characteristic. So what what are they talking about here is to use technical terms a short replication cycle. In other words it replicates very quickly but it infects people and the more like. It's more likely to cause a symptomatic disease upfront. That's the kind of picture that i suspect. The chief health officer in south australia was Was communicating whether that's going to bear out when you look at this and when you compare the data from europe i mean clearly it's coming from the uk. Certainly this in forty nine k. is coming from the. uk. The have been suggestions in the uk that they're getting some short incubation periods viruses with a symptomatic spreads. Certainly you've got a lower mortality rate but hospitals are filling up. So i think this is a story that had to pan out but it's clearly spooked the authorities now. The you cannot separate the lockdown from the belief that this is a short replication cycle more infectious virus could spread he symptomatically. That's what they believe. You got to try and extinguish this virus. You've gotta get outside australia and the only way to get this virus outer and extinguish it. 'cause you don't have any anti viral treatments is by lockdown and stopping people from mixing and stop them sharpened quickly and stop the virus spreading. That's the way to extinguish the virus. I'm reminded you had james hatfield back in march if you can remember back. That far on the health report norman. And he made the point that the golden rule of networks basically the family trays viruses. is that if it looks like the virus is behaving differently. Ninety nine percent of the time it's actually because of the epidemiology or the way that the humans the house of the virus are interacting with each other so could not be possible that it's just the way were behaving rather than the virus itself. Yes exactly that's the point. I was making a few minutes ago. Which was that could be. Just had some really quite dramatic super spreading events that were worried about. Its pizza parlor. Four thousand people for goodness sake are in isolation although now it's the whole population that's an isolation you also could. Well be the the behavior. Rather suddenly an appearance of a new strain that scott these characteristics particularly when the strain that hit from victoria into new south wales there were saying the same thing and they went quiet on that because in the end i don't i'm not so sure that the virus that they got into new south wales was so terribly different from the one in victoria and i don't think people were arguing victoria that it had particularly unusual characteristics.
Fed Up With Facebook and Twitter, Some Conservatives Turn to Parler
"In recent months. In years we've seen mainstream social media. Companies like facebook and twitter. Step up their efforts to moderate content on their platforms in some prominent conservatives have said many of those measures unfairly target them and censor their viewpoints on the internet. They've increasingly responded by telling their followers to join them. On another social media platform it's called parlor and its billing itself. As a sort of libertarian. Alternative to twitter or puerto jeff horwitz has been looking into parlor and he joins me now to talk more about it. Jeff things being here certainly alright so for the folks who have been leaving book twitter. Can you just remind us what are their concerns with those platforms. Don't like content moderation very much or at least the way that the platforms are doing it. We should say and this kind of all boiled over the with the election the idea that the platforms would be one fact checking claims about voter fraud. That didn't really pan out but it'd be fact checking them at all and to be labeling the president's own speech and in some cases even restricting the spread of it really got people riled up and so many of them have been turning to parlor instead. It's sort of billing itself as this libertarian version of twitter but what exactly does parlor differently. That sort of appeals to these groups so the first thing it does is it does not moderate content except in very rare circumstances. The team does volunteers right now. So you know whether it even does it under. Those circumstances is kind of tb. Rules are no threatening to kill people and no committing illegal acts by means of the platform. Those two things are out aside from that. You wanna share nude sell fees by all means you want to use ethnic slurs. Go right ahead and this is intentional. Design the back of the hat form. It was launched with the expectation that there would be sort of this radical liberty approach and that even hateful speech would be tolerated and the thing that is sort of really different as well is that the platform doesn't push content at all so facebook and twitter and youtube. They all operate by recommending the best content when we think about things going viral it's usually because the platforms recognized that users responding in such a way that it was gonna meant the content was going to have great interest and then pushed it out to a whole bunch of people. This plant doesn't do that at all so you follow you. Follow you see their posts in reverse chronological order. And that's that so if the platform doesn't determine what people see what is doing that so on parlor. The interesting thing is that they've basically left all of this up to users. It is a user's responsibility to label sensitive about would be pornographic or extremely violent or hate-filled content if they post it and it is also used responsibility to use filters to determine whether they're going to see that so instead of trying to make sure that you know bad stuff doesn't go around the platform which is what the mainstream platforms tend to do what parlour is trying to do is making it so that you don't have to see it if you don't wish to and you giving users more control on that level so again it's just based on putting decisions that have typically been done on the platform level pushing it down to the user level and you mentioned the backers of parliament. Who's behind this. So rebecca mercer is the funder that got it off the ground. I mean everyone involved. Is i think has some very solid libertarian credentials executives with sort of ayn rand ian objectivism credentials or you know sort of bitcoin. Devotees rebecca mercer is the sign of robert mercer. Who is extremely wealthy hedge fund manager. Who has both funded. A whole bunch of very libertarian slash right meaning causes and also was involved with the cambridge analytica situation back in two thousand sixteen so he was funded dot company. Which was we all know. Got into a great deal of mass. Based on their somewhat dodgy business practices and as well obtaining of facebook data in ways that were blessed than orthodox. Got an end. Just how popular is this. Gambit of their how popular is parlor so parlour has gone from around four and a half million users before the election to well over ten men had been around for over two years at this point so they were really actually very slam trying to keep up with the traffic and it certainly didn't hurt that. You had some very high profile folks. Dan bongino the facebooks. Most popular radio hosts very right leaning. Talk show type actually. Owns a stake in the thing and has been pumping this on facebook as well based on the idea that people are irritated about facebook. Showdown groups and You know the stop. The steel effort that they sort of crackdown on and so it's kind of been on the platform itself. It's been getting pushed pretty hard. And that's been a big part of their growth. And i guess the question is does this platform present a competitive threat to the mainstream social media companies. Like could it actually compete with facebook and twitter too early to say. I think that there is a lot of skepticism. I mean people always say they don't want you know anyone else telling them what to thank telling them what to read or recommending content or censoring that they say that however the the history of the mainstream platforms basically was of people who had roughly those ideas themselves who were very much first amendment devotees even though they ran private platforms in the first amendment. Doesn't really apply in the full sense. They really wanted to keep it open for everybody and the problem is is that life gets in the way a and really vile stuff makes other users feel uncomfortable crimes get committed. There's kind of a reason why these platforms have cracked down over time. So i think it's sort of to be determined whether people who are leaving facebook and twitter because of their concerns that conservative viewpoints aren't going to be are being treated fairly are going to like being on a platform where like nude sell. Fees are totally cool. Are a wall street journal. Reporter jeff horowitz. Things reporting thank you.
Here's what to know about Georgia's recount of presidential votes
"Is one of the big stories of this year's election in Georgia. In 2000 and 16 around 4.1 million people voted this year It was around five million votes there are still being counted. Joe Biden is leading. But there's going to be a recount and both Senate races in Georgia will go to a runoff in January. Lauren Grow War Go is the CEO of Fair fight Action. That's a group based in Georgia that advocates for voter rights and participation. She is backing the Democratic candidates running for those Senate seats. And she told me that flipping Georgia has been a goal for a long time. This is not some flash in the pan. We have been building this for the better part of a decade, when Stacey Abrams became minority leader a decade ago, after an undercount in the census and a Republican Jerry Mander, she made history by preventing and denying Republicans a supermajority in the state Legislature by winning four seats drawn for Republicans, and that is really where Georgia State legislative dense began building building building along the way. There's been this whole proliferation and building of excellent Second brown community groups working in the Asian American community, the Latino community. There's a larger demographic change happening in Georgia, and now we're gonna leverage. All of this infrastructure know how advocacy and voter contact to win these January run offs. We feel really, really good, and we're gonna make it happen. I did some coverage of voter registration efforts in the state of Wisconsin. And one thing that came through very clearly in the city of Milwaukee, in particular, was how many people felt That their vote didn't matter, particularly when it came to the black community in that city. Is that something that you and your organization are up against in Georgia? Do you have people who tell you I don't feel like it matters or do you think after 2020? It's gonna be real hard to hear anyone say that anymore. I don't think there's any doubt we have beat Donald Trump by 14,000. That shows that every vote does matter. And that we have to continue our work. There are still hundreds of thousands of Georgians who chose not to vote and we have to continue to do our work as an organization to reach out to voters and meet them where they are and listen to them. We learned this week that Georgia will do a hand recount of all of the ballots cast in this presidential election. There were about five million of them. What are your thoughts on the recount? Look, Trump knows he can't reverse the outcome to this race. This is an organizing tactic to attempt to energize Republican voters for the January runoff. Okay, that's what this is about. This is about their disinformation campaign as a political strategy. And finally, I want to ask you a question that we have been asking many progressive Democrats over the last week or so. Joe Biden is a moderate Democrat after he won the Democratic primary progressives did line up behind him. But there are some real differences in policy between what Joe Biden wants and what progressives want to see in this country. How do you feel about Joe Biden right now being the head of the Democratic Party or progressives going to need to push him? Joe Biden, just one Georgia and Joe Biden is about to have two important colleagues in the U. S senate with him, Jon Ossoff's and Raphael Warnock. And so look to them and their message here. They are out there talking about health care. We're talking about the fact that it is a human tragedy that we're having hospitals close and on the brink of closure in Georgia. This is about people's lives and on Lee Joe Biden with the Democratic Senate have any hope of getting something done for the American people on covert and the economy.
Election 2020 Analysis: Bethany Mandel, Ron Kampeas
"Mandel is an editor writer and podcast at ricochet and online hub. For conservative conversation she's also a rising social media star and conservative columnist. Who has garnered quite a bit of attention. In recent months decrying the government overreach of quarantine restrictions and going from being a never trumper in two thousand sixteen to supporting the president's twenty twenty reelection in a recent column in the forward she talks about why pollsters trying to project the election's outcome got it so wrong once again but don't expect this conversation to be a breakdown of methodology and shifting demographics. Her explanation is much simpler than that and she will explain bethany. Welcome to people of the pot. I think you so much for having me. I'm sorry for the puppy noise. You might hear in the background okay. Now before we begin. I want to remind our listeners. Ajc is a nonpartisan five. Oh one c. Three not for profit entity that neither endorses nor opposes candidates for elective office. So anything i say or ask or challenge really is in pursuit of an explanation. Because i do want our audience to listen so bethany for those who did not read your column. Tell us why. Pollsters predicted a blue wave that we did not see in last week's election so i think that there's going to be a lot of explanations that become clear over the next few months there might be problems with the way that they call people how they call people but i noticed anecdotally and i was saying for months beforehand the most simple explanation for why i thought that it would be extremely close or why the president would garner. Reelection is just because people were lying because they didn't feel comfortable telling the truth and when they would get a call who you voted for from a stranger because you don't actually know who upholstery is. And you can't confirm their identity on the phone When they get a call from pollster hi. I'm just curious for you're voting for. They're not going to tell you on the phone who they're voting for. And in my column i give a story that i thought was really illustrative of my thinking on it coming up prior to the election. Which was i have a. I have a girlfriend who lives in a swing state. i think it's north carolina. And i asked her at the outset of our conversation who e-voting for just sort of in passing and she said. I am still undecided. I don't know what to do and we had a very long conversation. And what we're really talking about was actually. She was doing a conference that got cancelled by a social media. Mob and people were falsely accused of racism. Yada yada and the entire six months of work that she did for the conference just went up in smoke and and it was cancelled and so we were talking about that. And i said this is the kind of stuff that makes people vote for trump. Because he talks about this. Like social media mobs the cancel culture in all these things and i was kind of laughing about how this experience would make her into a trump voter over the course of our conversation. I said yeah. I'm voting for trump this summer on. I never thought i would have done that for years ago. And she was like wait. A second you are and i forgot that. She doesn't follow me on social media. She doesn't know. Sort of where i fall and i said yeah my buddy for trump and she was like oh i am too. I mailed ballots in weeks ago. And she's a friend of mine and we were having an hour long conversation and it was only after i told her that i was voting for president trump that she admitted that she was as well. And so we finished texting. And i looked at my husband and i said the polls were wrong. If this woman who i've known for five years didn't feel comfortable telling me who she was voting for until i told her there's no way we'll no much was made that there were fewer undecided voters in this year's polls but also sounds like what you're saying is that there was even smaller number because those who said they were undecided or at least some of them voted for trump right or they were lying and they said they were voting for biden instead. I i think that that's definitely a possibility as well. Okay now why would they have said president biden. What been the reasoning there. That's the safe answer in this. Cancel culture environment that you know voting for vice. President biden was stackable incorrect dancer. But i think that I think that a lot of people probably unfit apply. I'm curious if you've gotten any feedback from people who read your column and said how dare you call us liars absolutely. Not every single person understood. Even i as someone who works in the media until the eleventh hour did not want to say i was voting for president trump. Because i knew that every time he does something stupid from then on out people with throw that calm back in my face and say this is what you signed on for whatever reality. I'm like. I signed a deal with the devil and i knew i was signing a deal with the devil and i'm not not raw about him. I'm not maga- it's it's an unfortunate situation and it is what it is something that really frustrated me in the wake of biden's election was people sort of saying koumba. Let's all come together and we're were you three years ago. Where were you last year. Why didn't you speak up for the covington. Boys and pete buttigieg was one of the people who was saying it and your staffer. Literally making lists of trump administration employees to blacklist them and to strip them of their livelihood and i think people across the spectrum have different opinions of people who worked in the administration. I know a million of them and they understood the deal that the that the devil that they made to and they were trying to uniformly serve our country and to mediate. Trump's trump. Nece and i think they did a great job and i am appreciative of the work that they did in every single department they worked in and they made it possible for us to come out of the last four years. Fine we're fine as a country and pete bridges people. His former staff are making lists of all of these people and pitas coming out. And saying you know. Let's all come together. I'm like okay. Put your money where your mouth is and publicly denounced what your staff are doing. Where is that being reported. I don't know where it's being reported. It's called the trump accountability project. And if you google it. I'm sure only conservative media are covering it because that's how it is. They had a website called trump accountability project. And it's time for people to put their money where their mouth is a little bit on this and no one is and michelle. Obama tweeted something the other day. That was you know. Half of americans who voted for him are x y. You know the whole litany of and this is not. I don't know how you move forward. When that when the former first lady is impugning the motives of half of the americans that voted for for trump. And you're not. You're not voting for racism. You're not voting for you. Know i think. I think that's a really simplistic way of looking at things. And it's also a really divisive and toxic way and if biden wants to actually move forward in a kun-bae off fashion say something about what michelle obama tweeted now. I want to reiterate what you said at the beginning. Bethany that this is just your theory. it's based on anecdotal evidence. There are many reasons why the polls might not have panned out this year. But let me ask you this. Not all pollsters work for media some work for politicians who are trying to assess what their constituents want. Do you think people understand that. Not being truthful about their preferences might undermine the whole democratic process. Do you believe that so. That's an interesting question. Because in some part it undermines the thesis of my piece because we saw that the internal polling that was done by campaigns was actually far superior to that of the media companies. And i think that people are more apt to trust a cloister that is not in the media because people don't trust the media dot readily and that distrust has been well earned by the media but the internals that we can gather that the biden campaign was getting told them to go to georgia and it seemed like a crazy idea and they were right to do so. So i i think that the internal polls that campaigns had were better than the media hat by. I don't think it undermines the democratic process because is not essential to the democratic process. It just it gives campaigns some idea of where they should be focusing and what their messaging should be but overall the democratic process is completely hinged upon votes. And that's really what counts at the end of the day well bethany. Thank you so much for. Your thoughts really intriguing thoughts. I really appreciate that. And i hope our listeners. Think about it i hope. I hope you've given them food for thought. Thanks
New Yorker fires Jeffrey Toobin for exposing himself on Zoom
"Jeffrey Toobin. Was the guy who was on a zoom call right? He's works at CNN. He's a staff writer at the New Yorker magazine. And he's on a zoom call. And well, he's on to zoom calls raison. Assume call with CNN talking about the last election, but he's on another zoom call with I'm not a not 100% sure. But, uh, hey, kind of forgets where he is. It kind of gets out cameras work on a computer and he ends up tilting one of the cameras down. And it turns out that that Jeffrey Toobin Was Hmm. Not wearing Pants. And Jeffrey Toobin, You know he's on the zoom call. He was on another zoom call. But the first zoom called talking about the election was aware of what was going on on the second team calling to the camera got panned down, And then they saw the Jeffrey Toobin was Um He was. How does one say zooming himself? Hey, crazy. What else would I say? The best I could do under the circumstances. Tony Katz, Tony Cats today. So good to be with you. Yes, he was zooming himself. And New York magazine. New Yorker magazine has come out to say that we finished our investigation and he's fired. And he put out a tweet saying I got fired after 27 years. Love the magazine. I love the people maybe a little too much and And that's not have a nice day. I'm out. But he still has a job at CNN. My question, of course, is How How does he still have a job? I mean it if I did that. I can't imagine I would have a job now. Here's what's really weird, Ari. Let's say you did that. Okay, So here's where I'm Here is my oddness, I guess. That someone is that Foolhardy. Is the fireable offenses that somebody was doing? That isn't so. So Here's Here's the difference When this all happened, he said was I thought I had logged off Zoom. I didn't realize you were still on. Well, that's the firing a fence because you don't think that you're being recorded every second your computer's open. I am the guy who has tape. On my cameras. If you look at my I have two laptops. I have three screens, two laptops, and then I've got extra cameras, right? I'm doing Newsmax. I've got the camera for Fox. I've got a whole set up here. It's kind of made and by the way that we're adding another TV on there's another whole computer system coming right? We are. We are like command center. Here we are. We're the NORAD of the Midwest. We're ready. We're ready to launch the missiles do the whole thing. Of course, I tape over the cameras on my computers on my laptops. I don't trust them. Don't trust anything or anyone anywhere. What are you crazy? Not in the slightest And that you thought that, um you did it, And that's enough. You had that much faith in the in the usability of technology. You thought that was okay? That's the firing a
"pan am" Discussed on Household Name
"Started flying our and ours at age twenty five she had a habit of connecting with some of the guys on our flights I go talk to the most shy youngest people who seemed very vulnerable. And Talk to them. because. I felt like that would really bolster their confidence. In No. So on my first flight. I got a pen pal because I knew that being able to have a pen pal with a pan. Am Stewardess will make him a rock star and so we started writing Helen kept a handful of pen pals during her years flying Arnuhar's she talked to the troops about everything. But the war she also called some of their parents back home and give them updates on how their sons were doing. She was straddling war and peace which she realized her first flight into Saigon, I had seen all this on television, but it's different when it's live. It's just this vision of Hell right underneath you and it didn't always stay underneath you. Most of the stewardesses I spoke to have their own dangerous war stories from aboard the planes I've been in aircraft that have been hit by fire. Trade surplus for red. You can hear him hitting the airplane things when we would be going in for the landing, it had to be extremely steep. and. They would just dive into the runway because there was shooting all around the moment those soldiers detained the next soldiers were racing on aircrash. They didn't even get their luggage removed in the new ones put on because we had to take off because we were being fired upon while the stewardesses were literally dodging bullets back home. The Antiwar Movement was gaining momentum on college campuses in October nineteen, sixty seven, just a year after the Arnuhar's started thousands of demonstrators opposed to the Vietnam War assembled in the nation's capital for a mass protest. Johnson was trying to calm people down. He assured Americans that the US was winning and the war was close to an end we are making progress. We are pleased with the results that we're getting. We are just a few months later, two, hundred, thirty, two G is killed and nine hundred wounded makes one of the heaviest weeks Vietnam War, and it is not a week. He's just over two days the past two days the north Vietnamese launched a coordinated attack known as the Ted Offensive in the middle of the night, an estimated eighty thousand fighters attacked and sees dozens of provincial capitals. It was obvious. The war was nowhere close to being over. You started to really feel completely different attitude. On the part of the soldiers, people started to realize that militarily, we weren't doing well and with Ted offensive really brought that home the defensive started in January nineteen, sixty eight. From. Early February to early March five, hundred US soldiers were dying each week two months after the initial attack Helen Davy. The stewardess who kept pen pals remembers it became even clearer that this was not a war the US when. I was on the ground in denying. And President Johnson was just making his announcement will America's sons in the field faraway I will not seek nor will I accept the nomination of my party for another term as your president it was the most shocking thing. It felt like proof of how unpopular the war was back home. So to watch the soldiers boarding. After that announcement they were just confused. I think it was almost as if they thought, the country was not backing them in what they had been wanting them to do that. Now they were they were pulling back. and. Why is this and what have we been told? I. Think for the soldiers I. Think it was a huge turning point. It was a turning point for some of the stewardess to. Even at thirty five, thousand feet was hard to ignore what was happening on the ground. Helen experienced it for her pen pals every single one of them got killed. They're buddies wrote to me. And so I stopped doing it. I felt like a jinx. Not, only that. It just hurt a lot. I didn't WANNA put a face to all those people being killed. That just became too hard for me. But. Helen kept talking to the soldiers aboard her plants. She saw herself as an inflight therapist listening to the troops, talk about their experiences and share their feelings I really for the first time in my life saw major trauma. Absolutely right. In front of my eyes in the soldiers you had to be really careful if you woke them up on the airplane because they would startle and they reached for their imaginary gun. They would be exiting our airplane. And you'd wonder how many of them were gonNA live. Where we the last American girls, they were GonNa see you could feel it in their is. They would just look at you like they were memorizing you. Helen and many of her fellow stewardesses visited injured troops on the ground in places like Saigon in Guam I remember walking into the hospital and there was a bed. That was just shaking and there was this. Young, Guy. In there he had no arms. No legs. He was obviously dying he just kept staring. So the only thing I knew that I could do was get as close to him as I could and just kind of. RETURN HIS STARE And I don't know how long we did that I think it was probably at least an hour. And he kept saying you have the face of an angel I'll never forget your face. Well. The truth is it was me that never forgot his face. I'm.
"pan am" Discussed on Household Name
"Before. Not just anyone could become a Pan Am stewardess in nineteen, sixty eight only one out of every hundred applicants got accepted to the company's Training School Marjorie Perry got hired in nineteen sixty six but she tried and failed to work at Pan Am before that was hard to get the job it was they were very selective. There were a ton of requirements to work got any airline in these years but Panam had particularly high standards you needed to to four years of college fluency in a foreign language. Twenty. Twenty vision you can be married or pregnant, and you had to have a certain look. We have to maintain a weight, which for me was my height was five feet five and my maximum weight fully dressed was one hundred and twenty five pounds. Our hair had to be no longer than your job on your makeup had to be tastefully done you. They had specific colors that we could wear. It's also worth mentioning that up until the late nineteen sixties the vast majority of Pan Am stewardesses were white either. Or European. For context, the airline had only started hiring Asians stewardesses in the fifties and African Americans. In the late sixties, I look at my graduation class in any other graduation class that's posted an I can't find me I mean I can. But I look and I think is that me because we all were so cloned we were so alike, you really follow rules. Of appearance and didn't dare digress from them because if you did digress God help you if you're not looking away, Look Marjorie showed me this flight attendant appearance advisory form. It's basically a list of all the things you can do wrong. Your supervisor would fill out if you broke any of the rules. Okay. So you had three ways that your hair could be wrong. One. non-regulation styler link to over all here appearance unacceptable three they could write it in themselves. Then, they have cosmetics appear extreme extensive within a year of training. Marjorie had transferred from a base close to home in New York to try something new in Los Angeles, and there she became one of the flight attendants now eligible to fly trips into an out of Vietnam. They'd be taking troops on rest and recuperation trips or are ours. You're listening to the Armed Forces Radio morning Vietnam, and imagine being a troops stationed in Saigon in the late sixties you turn on your radio and you hear this chipper announcer inviting you to. Use. Capital of the world a great place for five vacation and a great place to meet your own home blue. So say Aloha to be islanders and hello to your our officer ill arrange for you..
"pan am" Discussed on Household Name
"Penam ushered in the Jet Age it offered round the world trips and was the airline of choice for celebrities and US presidents. It was so good at its job that the US government contract with the airline to transport supplies and soldiers during the Vietnam War that meant Pan Am flight attendants were flying into a war zone and catering to troops aboard their planes. The Women Pan Am aren't combat veterans, their civilian airline workers who took a job right in the middle of the biggest war of their generation they put themselves in danger and their experiences had a lasting impact. Even if what they did as not been remembered producer Julia press has their story stay with us. Whoever heard of an airline that goes around the world twice a day every day. If you've heard of Pan Am, you probably have this image of the Golden Age of flying and that's really what it was like at least that's what some former flight attendants told me back in the sixties they were called stewardesses. We were the image of America people used to look forward to a Pan Am flight as one of the best parts of their trip everybody dressed up to go on flights then. Time women are dressing with new line with eighty seven first class entrees. Our meals were catered by maximes. Paris. We usually had a prime rib chateaubriand. If it was roast beef, we carved it from the car at their seat at the heart of all the GLITZ and glamour the real face of the airline. This is from over fifty different countries. That's right. The stewardesses. You're hearing from Helen, Esther Jane Gail and Jill Karen, Bonnie Joy and Marjory, we were living like wealthy people whenever we ran out of black leather gloves.
"pan am" Discussed on Household Name
"During the Vietnam War Panamerican. The largest international airline in the United States was flying planes in an out of an active combat zone and this planes were staffed with ordinary flight attendants flying in Saigon. There was nothing glamorous about it. We were in a seven seven and we always dove for the runway and you know we're flying in new warzone Karen. Walker Ryan started as a flight attendant for Pan. AM In nineteen, sixty, nine right in the middle of the Vietnam War it was as dangerous as it sounds you know. Youth this. We. Think we're invincible. There were times. So the she wants when the cockpit asked me, Karen would you go aft and see if we're taking any fire? That really caught my attention the pilot thought the plane may have been hit by sniper fire. He sent Karen to the back to look at the window and check for holes I was moving fast was really. Really, moving as fast as I could through the plain to the tail, the plane was full of our soldiers, and of course, some people have their hands up they want something. And you have to say we'll be right with you be right with you. You know you don't look panicked while you're on a mission like that 'cause everyone's looking at your face when you're a flight attendant and yeah, my heart was beating fast I. Mean there was a lot of adrenaline that went with. That job there was always a sniper problem but. I didn't see any fire I didn't see any holes in the fuselage. So told him, he says, okay good look like we were taking fire. From business insider, this is brought to you by. giving..
"pan am" Discussed on Spectacular Failures
"Didn't. But Times change and customers needs shift. Pan Am star power was not made for the world of ultra low cost air carriers where passengers are nickel and dimed on everything from checked luggage to snack packs to even occasionally bathrooms. Pan Am was of another age before the Internet was filled with amateur videos of passenger meltdowns and flight attendant tirades, and even though the airline went out with a whimper, the brands legacy lives on in the hearts of the folks who flew four and with Pan Am. For Pan Am and the Golden Age of flying didn't die even though the company did. Maybe in the end, all that experience did amount to something..
"pan am" Discussed on Spectacular Failures
"Eventually could rebuild the economy but by nineteen seventy eight, the federal government was like we've had forty years of stabilization. We're stable enough already enough with the stabilisation you babies we wanna get our free market on the airline Deregulation Act of Nineteen, seventy eight was designed explicitly so that. In one phase, there would be more opportunities for carriers to fly new routes that they are not flying now, and in another that'd be an opportunity for carriers to extricate themselves from routes that they would prefer not to fly. It'd be more pricing flexibility but not totally deregulated. Until nineteen, eighty five and like a good expert Source Dempsey has an analogy for airline deregulation that we can all understand it sort of flight if you took zoo animals. And you decided to take them out of the zoo and put them in the wild. They might have a little difficulty at first surviving. In that's that's kind of what the airlines were. They were they were used to A. An environment of managed competition basically, the government had protected airlines from the ups and downs of the economy, and so these wild animals were trying to figure out how to forge for themselves in the plains of the Serre getting obviously, there was resistance to deregulation within the industry I mean what zoo animal after years of getting taken care of wants to fend for itself in the wild. But as Alfred Kahn chief architect deregulation explained to free marketeer leader. William F., Buckley on his TV show, it was also consumer focused. The people wanted cheapo tickets in a free market competition We'll give you very low prices in areas in which costs a very low and on dense roots where you can use great big planes and you can fill them full partly by offering discount seats. When you're not selling your regular seats, the full fare, you can have very low average fares. Also, of course, there's more competition there. Now, this was especially difficult for pan for two reasons. One was that because of its business was focused on service, a Pan Am flight cost a lot of money to operate. That Beluga Caviar and flooded and turn down service and going to pay for itself to was that because Pan Am had been an international airline since the time it was delivering mail regulations kept it from developing a domestic routes service no boring flights to des Moines or Cleveland, and so if you wanted to fly Pan Am, you needed to get to one of the places where Pan Am flew out of and one pan am realized. It might be handy to have a way for passengers in say Topeka to get to Miami for their flight to Rio. It was too late on so Pan Am has to scramble in this mess to try and acquire domestic routes It finally does but at a again at a very heavy cost in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, Pan Am acquired national airlines for way more than it was worth and rather than Buoy Pan Am the purchase further tanked the suffering air carrier. In this post deregulation world where the airline industry was reduced to rates and routes things were looking so hot for Pan Am, but they were in good company every major airline that existed in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, eight, every interstate carrier has gone through bankruptcy. So it's been a normally painful period. So. Let's do a quick recap here. Pan Am was flying high with Officers Rockefeller and easy on the eyes stewardesses until nineteen, Sixty, eight when Juan, trip retired the company then was mired in debt. Thanks to a half billion dollar airplane purchase right when the nineteen seventy three oil embargoes made all transportation crazy expensive a recession followed by a free market. Bonanza. Aka. Deregulation didn't help pan. AM had no domestic service and couldn't compete with the other airlines that did it's disastrous acquisition of national airlines did little to mitigate that. Then in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, one, the airlines visionary founder one trip died, which at least meant he wasn't around to witness what happened next. The eighty saw revolving door of pan. AM CEOS who reduce the once-mighty airline to a minor player in the aviation game these sold off important routes and slash staff but it made virtually no difference. Pan Am was in a tailspin and that was a real bummer for employees like Robert Gant who were super loyal to the company. You Know Pan Am what had been the premier airline in the world and we we all still have this pride. In watching it slowly crumble it's like owning an old mansion then she can't nobody can keep up anymore and you see rain falling apart. The death knell for the airline came in one eighty, eight with Pan Am flight one. Oh, three, the Lockerbie bombing Pan Am flight. One. Oh, three had been in the air for an hour. The seven forty seven was on route from London to New York and then Detroit according to Panamerican the Ra- more than two hundred and forty passengers on board and a crew fifteen. It was after dark. For reasons we do not yet hunter stand the plane with thousand gallons of fuel onboard plunged into a small Scottish. Market Town Panamerican is. Not, aware that any of the passengers or crew has survived a Libyan intelligence officer was claimed to have slipped a bomb into the baggage hold of clipper maid of the seas. One of Pan, AM's prize seven, forty sevens. The bomb was concealed inside a tape recorder which was in a suitcase and within twenty minutes of the flight's departure from London. The explosives had blown a huge hole in the plane's fuselage shortly after it was seen crushing into the Scottish town of Lockerbie near Scotland's border with England, the attack killed two hundred, seventy people. Before. It crushed in the seventies and eighties, terrorists and hijackers targeted Pan Am flight says Janet had. Because it was considered America's defacto flag-carrier the nation's airline that ended with flight one. Oh, three that was the final blow to Pan Am and it just simply couldn't recover in the aftershock of that tragedy Pan Am tried to stay afloat brokering deals with united and delta to by its remaining prime routes. But it was a last-gasp situation in January nineteen, ninety, one, the world's. Most experienced airline filed for bankruptcy and by the end of that year Pan Am was effectively done. You think they were saying goodbye to an old friend from any. That's exactly what the airplane is. It was the first commercial seven forty seven to come off Boeing's Assembly lines and it's Panamerican Airlines lasts seven, Forty, seven flight. That's why it's near and dear to so many. Plane seen better days and so did the company now this is the end than you know it's it's just like breaking up a marriage, the fifty it's not an easy thing to let go former Pan Am workers. There are a million reasons why Pan Am took a nosedive one trip focused too much on bigger faster better aircraft and not enough on business a lack of domestic routes, oil shocks deregulation maybe it was just their time. In the end perhaps it's a good thing that it collapsed. Hear me out Pan Am rang in the jet age a new era of excitement and exploration when everything seemed possible at least for the people who could afford to feel excited. And Pan Am was sexy made flying sexy to. It's been featured in dozens of TV shows and movies including two thousand, two's ultra stylish. Catch me if you can. Them just a mystique that other airlines.
"pan am" Discussed on Spectacular Failures
"Part of aviation you yourselves to the industry go ahead. But it was going to take more than some cheerleading from trip to get his clipper fleet flying across. For one, there were no aviation maps for the polices trip wanted to go minor detail. So we had to charge them himself what do you do? When everybody says, you can't do it and there's no possible way and there's you can't see any solution. Well, you go to the New York Public Library and that's exactly what trip did that Safi Bacall. He wrote about Pan Am in his book loon shots how to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases and transform industries. So he goes into the New York Public Library, get some old maps and some charts and he discovers. A couple of uncharted islands sort of buried in the back of these old maps. One of them was wake island than there was midway than there was Guam and all of these at the time were not well known. But because says, the US government did have some sort of historic claim over these places. Colonialism is trash, but it worked in trips. Favor. Especially, since he was pals with FDR so he pulls a couple of strings and he actually talks to the president who makes a phone call in as you can imagine when the president makes a phone, call all of a sudden the army starts jumping and said, yes, Sir Mr Trip you want the contract to build a base there that sounds fine. So working his presidential connections trip basically got the US government to build basis on these far-flung islands. So his clippers could stop over on their way to Japan or the Philippines that some legit influence. On. Way. Long. Board. In nineteen thirty, six the first Pan Am Trans Pacific passenger flight left. San Francisco in seven days later landed in Manila a ticket cost about seventeen hundred dollars which in twenty twenty money would be about. Thirty two thousand dollars but people, Hey, the big ticket prices and one trips airline took off, take that skeptics but he? Believed that the aviation industry, the international aviation industry was going to be great factor in bringing greater understanding among nations of the world and peoples of the world. After Pan Am conquered the Pacific routes in the mid, nineteen thirties, the airline cruised into a period of explosive growth and competition particularly between trip and Howard Hughes the movie mogul turned airline owner Hughes control the rival airline TWA and was pushing it to be number one. Their rivalry was captured in the two thousand four biopic the aviator starring noted Bachelor Leo DiCaprio as an increasingly unstable Hughes and Alec Baldwin as the Patrician trip here they are very slowly debating the feasibility of flying passengers. The Atlanta isn't that too far. New York To. Newfoundland. To Ireland. Pairs, I'm sorry for all the gross foods sounds in your ears right now they're eating supper club. What can you do? Well. Pam Welcome shoe. We're overbooked as it is. It's such a burden to all on your own. You. Alec Baldwin's character wasn't just being bitchy pan. Am was kind of doing it all on its own trips. Company was miles out in front of its competitors largely because of trips, political connections and fearlessness and his deep love affair with airplanes didn't hurt says, Safi. Bahcall. To win one trip founded Pan Am in nineteen, twenty seven. He was this wild innovative product engineer type who kept designing and working on better planes and better engines. Bigger faster better and that succeeded he helped grow Pan Am into the most famous airline in the world. No other airline has ever achieved the scale and fame that they did through the nineteen forties and fifties Pan, am continued to soar. The world became ever smaller for those who could afford a ticket on one of trips clippers,.
"pan am" Discussed on Spectacular Failures
"Ed trip grew up in what he calls an airline family. Basically, the family station wagon was an airplane. Seven days old when was picked up by des Doctors Hospital in New York in a seaplane like the kind of plane that lands and takes off from water and probably doesn't have any seatbelts or room for her carseat anyway and my mother and my nurse and dead were all bundled into the sea he took off from the east. Reverend. flew out East Hampton which was. His own ED's father one trip was the head of Pan American Airways and planes were his life they had been since the time he was a Tyke the story is that he was in ten years old and his father took him down to the foot of Manhattan and they saw the Wright brothers flying around the Statute of liberty and he'd use go to. Central Park with his little model airplanes it build, and from an early age, he had an interest as I think a lot of boys at that. Age Dead after his freshman year Yale One trip left college and joined the Navy where he got his pilot's license flying bombers at night without any lights. Sounds dangerous but also, very sort of Humphrey. Bogart. After the military trip return to college got his degree and like a good Yale, man got a job on Wall Street but selling bonds steps from where he'd watched the thrilling Wright brothers wasn't for him. So he ditched the world of finance and founded a little airline called Long Island Airways the. Airways was really just a collection of of surplus Navy aircraft from the war. And he fix them up put new engines in them and use them to fly. You know wealthy people to out to the Hamptons in the summer earned alantic City ed says father also had a little sideline. Hustle is a bootlegger. He'd fly up to Canada pack as plane with Booze and head back to New York I, mean it was prohibition times after all the blue bloods needed their GMT's. Over the next couple of years, trips interest in the nascent aviation business grew. So he drafted his wealthy pals like no is the rockefellers in the Whitney's into investing in a new airline venture. Now. This was the late nineteen, twenty s outside of occasional private flights, the Hamptons, most people with means travelled by train or by ship passenger planes weren't really a thing until one trip really made them a thing but we're getting ahead of ourselves before planes carried people too far off lands they carried mail in the United States commercial aviation really began. Following two major actions by the US. Congress that's Janet Bednarik she's a history professor at the University of Dayton and an expert in aviation history. One was the passage of the airmail act which turned over the air mail routes that had been pioneered by the post office to private carriers. And the second was the Air Commerce Act which set up regulations for any new airlines in airplanes that came about as a result of turning over the post offices air mail system to private carriers. So basically, the US Postal Service in want to get into the messy business of flying mail around. So it contracted with private companies sometimes just to dude with a plane to ship the post hither and Yon, and one of those carriers was won- trips second aviation venture the newly formed Panamerican Airways in one thousand nine hundred, twenty, seven Congress put out for bid the contract to carry the mail in Latin America. And it was actually a German company that wanted to bid on it. But TO AMERICAN US Army Air Corps officers decided that they did not want a German air carrier carrying the US mail in Latin America because they were worried about the security of the Panama Canal. So, thanks to a little jingoism trips vision of running a commercial airline was realized Pan Am's started carrying sacks of mail between Key West and Havana room there the airline expanded its fleet and IT services. Now, this was at a time when taking to the skies was still straight up wizardry like this old timey movie set flying anywhere. It's no good. It's too dangerous. You're nuts but was flying totally nuts in one, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty, seven, the same year Pan Am and got off the ground famed Aviator Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic Ocean Solo it's thirty three and a half hours and when he returned to the US was feted as national. Hero. Daily got real into eugenics. Nazi. Sympathising. Then he wasn't such a hero. Was He? But the collective excitement around air travel couldn't be denied even though the early days of flying were the pits see back in the day, the cabins weren't pressurized. So you flew through weather youth flew through a lot of turbulence. You could get very ill some of the very early airliners actually had windows that could open way. You could actually on an early passenger plane, open a window and throw up out the side Yes. Yes. Incredible and also terrifying. Now I'm going to draw a line straight for Milan Trips Entrepreneurial Alon, do me not hanging my head out of an airplane window to Barf here's why trip was all about innovation not only did he want to grow the business by landing more airmail routes and eventually ferrying fancies to exotic destinations, but he also wanted bigger better faster planes. He just loved the technology of IT. All was always pushing the envelope to try to find A. Next. Step in the future of aviation, and he may have gotten a little bit ahead of himself, not understanding the market. I think what? What drove the business in those days though that first decade? Was The you know the is commitment to. The new successive generations of aircraft. One of the planes trip commissioned was the clipper. This was essentially a giant flying boat. It had four massive propellers and a big hull. The can finally carry passengers because the clipper took off and landed in water. It allowed Pan Am to reach locales that didn't yet have airport infrastructure and that meant the potential to travel to even farther off lands. Before the Clipper passenger planes had flown Trans Oceanic flights but one trip new his plane could make those long journeys and he knew that passengers would want to take the risk. He just need the powers that be to believe in him and his aircraft but as investors were like, no flipping way one trip your bananas so they needed to be one over. Here's a fictionalized version of trips motivational speechifying from the nineteen, thirty, six film, China Clipper. But only reason the radiation has advanced this far because from the very start of you people insisted on doing what other said was impossible the Wright brothers for instance, Larry O. Curtis. Lindberg. Has Been Skeptical. WHO said it can't be done. We have today but you mentor.
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"Nonstop service to Hawaii on our new seven, forty seven to just roll off the assembly line So hopefully, you guys are interested in an adventure right now. Boy howdy or Jerry and Beth ever interested in adventure and cocktails mostly just cocktails they each order the beach blanket Bingo a rum drink that's served on fire which they love Oh and the free cigarettes they love those two. Before do I do it well, let me say. Wow that was quite a flourish, right that's how you jerry looked like a regular Virginia slims gown don't go thinking I was actually encouraging any nicotine consumption. The cigarettes were fake. In fact, this whole place is fake. The entire lounge decorated with PAN AM memorabilia from cookbooks to carry on's isn't really lounge at all. It's just an empty retail space and a cool loft apartment building the Hawaiian themed drinks they're real but Tiki bar isn't the purser and the ticket Asiana real people, but they don't work for. Pan Am they run something called guerilla cinema and immersive Experience Company from Cincinnati and the Pan Am layover lounges, their creation. It's meant to be a throwback to a time when flying was exciting and glamorous and not all coffin-sized bathrooms basic economy where you have to pay fifteen dollars to get one peanuts I think when you flew an exceptional food exceptional cocktails. That's Jacob Trevino who runs guerilla cinema bring pan-am, and that nostalgia to the Modern Day. So we created this Lange that is kind of A. Make believe of sort of creating the experience of what it would be like to fly on a plane and plane without actually going into the airplane. So how do you create that Bob is the only way anyone could experience a flight on the world's most experienced airline as it called itself as an international air carrier Pan closed up shop in Nineteen ninety-one. But for decades Pan Am had been America's chosen instrument. It's defacto flag-carrier synonymous.
"pan am" Discussed on Today in True Crime
"pan am" Discussed on Today in True Crime
"Twenty-three-year-old head flight attendant near job. A note was tired after an early morning departure from by she was looking forward to a brief respite while the Boeing seven, forty seven was holding for a scheduled stop in Karachi as she buckled into her seat for landing, she looked over the faces of the nearly four hundred passengers on the plane most were still dozing when the wheels hit the tarmac at four five am. Wants the engines shut down near opened the main front door to allow passengers to disembark one hundred, nine of them got off in Pakistan. Several dozen were taking their place for the journey which would fly to Frankfurt before heading to New York. As the first busload of new passengers arrived at the boarding steps near jaw saw official Pakistani security van screeched to a halt nearby. The van had a light and siren, but it was the four heavily armed men who jumped out of the car that got everybody's attention. The four men rushed up the plane's stairs in a dead sprint big black guns in hand. One of them opened fire onto mechanics standing near the front of the plane. That's when near Joe realized they weren't security personnel. This was a hijacking. Near job bolted away from the door and picked up the intercom to the cockpit. Quickly shouting out the secret hijack code to the pilots the code had been developed by Pan Am after a spate of hijackings in the sixties and Seventies. It let pilots know what was happening without opening the cockpit door and risking takeover. Then as the four men entered the plane near job bravely stood in the aisle doing her best to block the path between the hijackers passengers and listening for the click of the cockpit door. There they'd locked it. The pilots had gotten her message, which meant that they were following the next step of the procedure and Qa. Beating the cockpit had a special escape cable that led pilots crawl out of the cockpit and slide down to the ground three stories below. With the cockpit locked and empty, the giant plane wasn't going anywhere. Nor were the passengers. It was just forty minutes since Pan Am flight seventy-three had landed, and now it was under the control of terrorists. Three of the hijackers were dressed in fake Pakistan security uniforms while the fourth had on traditional Pakistani robes and carried a briefcase filled with grenades. This hijacker spoke English annecy firmly push near jaw out of the way he told all the passengers to put their hands behind their heads a few dozen rows away twenty eight year old passenger roguish. Kumar Patel stood up instead thinking the men were actually Pakistani security officers and thus friendly he said he was an American citizen. One of the terrorists grabbed Patel brought him to the front door of the plane and shot him in the head. Patel's body fell to the ground and the passengers screamed. That's when the leader of the hijackers announced. We want the US government to know that the Palestinians are against them for the next sixteen hours. The passengers waited as their captors negotiated with Pakistani authorities. The hijackers broke into the empty carpet to use the radio and they demanded another flight crew be brought to the plane to fly them to Cyprus, the authorities agreed but claimed that the crew would have to fly in from Europe and they would need to wait. As. The hours ticked by the hijackers grew impatient by nine pm they were fed up with the delay day shot a crew member named Margie. Corales. Leaving him seriously wounded the hijackers then told the negotiators they had until eleven pm to find the flight crew or more passengers would die the tension inside the plane rose even higher. At nine, fifty, five pm over fifteen hours after the Boeing seven, forty seven landed the plane's batteries died and the lights went out as everything plunged into darkness. The hijackers feared they were being raided by Pakistani military so they opened fire on the passengers. Near job note was one of the first caught in the blast of machine gun fire. She managed to reach one of the exit doors before she died a few seconds later, the terrorist through six of their grenades into the rows of passengers killing over a dozen of them in the ensuing explosions. Another flight attendant. Door during the crossfire and passengers started pouring out of the plane, the hijackers as frantic to escape the chaos as their victims joined the rush of passengers running toward the terminal, where Pakistani police intercepted the crowd. The hijackers tried to blend in, but they were quickly pointed out by the passengers they'd attacked. Coming up the aftermath of the bloodbath. 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"pan am" Discussed on Five Things with Lynn Hirschberg
"Light scenes. Yes let it caught wheels in a small confined space and is there a place that has huge impact on you. Yes I would say that I mean again. First thing that pops into mind the balcony like the Verandah at the house us. I grew up in which was in Crumlin Valley again on the Gold Coast. But it's like we lift in the hinterland so it's very mountainous but you've got also a fifteen minute drive to the beach kind of just a kind of magical place which of course I didn't I always knew as a magic place. I always loved it and then once I left Australia. Of course as I realized just how special that kind of space is but yeah I mean outhouse will let me say the balcony you mean like the Verandah like yeah. So I'd sit wasn't a very big house house and there's lots of us so I always sit out on the Veranda and have a cup of tea and do my homework guard. Do My homework at a trip down behind the back paddock. Yes always always outside and it was just like the most beautiful view you can see the ocean from there. But you're up in the mountains it'd be Mystique Just a so so so beautiful I I always yearn for that little spot sitting on the Veranda. Do you prefer to be in nature or in the city nature for sure but I've loved with being in the city. I mean when I moved to America when I was twenty and I go to job on Pan Am which you reprise very memorable and once upon a time at home I was so fun. When that's that's the amazing thing about Clinton to sorry totally jumped tracks but his attention to detail in his? He'd watched everything done before we met. And you know even neighbors even pant all of that even the screen test. Yeah he watched all. It's going to really with you. Yes Oh my goodness Causey and so these are really good. This is safe THERALAC. Daddy's really like Oreo. Every episode of Pan Am Pan. AM He'd watched a bunch of me is like Oh goodness please give me. The job obviously wasn't a very good actor back then but but no so. So there's a brief glimpse of Pan Am stewardess in once upon a time in Hollywood and that is me and you to dance and I got to dance. Well that's when I was being Sharon tate on the Pan Am plane but I actually played one of those pimp stewardesses. You just never saw my face. It's just my hands making a bloody Mary. Leo I think which is good news. uh-huh did you bring out your own costume or did they get you a new. It was a different. This was in once upon a time because it was later the latest sixties in the TV show Pan Am it was nineteen sixty three. So they'd have they changed. The uniform is different. So you're going to say when you move to America and the right right so yeah no I mean I was in a big city and I loved it. Yeah I love being in a big city but no I do prefer because I know you just an easier from time to time. Yeah I could get away the.
"pan am" Discussed on Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast
"Well. Gives me even though I've heard. Easier to to hear those Ori. It's very well done, sir. I know that must have been, you know, something that was was tough for you to put together because so many people have talked about this story this tragedy in the past. But he did a fantastic job of retailing it and also the I think the most important part is what we can take away from it. As pilots that communication is so important as you mentioned at the very end of it, you know, standardized communications are so important in. I don't think people realize how important they are. No. That's exactly right. And people think it's it's more relaxed, and you can be easy going on the radio. Well, there are times when you can. But there are times when you absolutely have to be certain that everyone is understood what you'll saying the anyway to be sure of that, particularly when dealing with people east is English. Is not the primary language. So you've got a Dutch guy and a guy who normally. Yes. Speak Spanish, communicating in a second language, you go to make sure you use the right woods five hundred ninety three people. It's shoulda. It's credible loss of life unthanked the load since then in these kind of accidents have been reduced. We've never had nothing. Wes, even though some crop. Now carry almost that number of airplanes at people wanna crops. You know, the I say three eighty. So, you know, it's just huge Lewis. I huge less, and although you're right. A lot of people have spoken about it written about it in the past. I still think it's it's worth repeating MacOS. It's this is more or less anniversary. It was yesterday yesterday. I recorded it. So it's why came to my mind at the time. And partly a mention was made of it probably an most news sources out there. I mean, I didn't see anything that mentioned it. Now. But cheese, you know, just. Yeah. It terrifies me because we still we still so have to be so in those hall spots on maps which have been introduced because the areas where you can accident encroach on a runway we still hear a people who dry there at craft onto runways without realizing the done it with an across getting on control is releasing aircraft. When they're at crowd still get into mission, align when they're across in I still taxing on allow runway it it. It potential is almost daily by says, but it happens so frequently that it still gives me. Close concern. And I've always said how important it is. For us to always be listening to absolutely everything that's happening on the frequency that you're monitoring because you you have to kind of build that picture in your head of where all these airplanes are what they're doing what they're what they have been instructed to do. So that when you are captain says, okay, we're going we're we're we're taking off and you're one of the other crew members and any go, wait a minute. I think that the Pan Am is still not not clear the runway, you know, what I mean? I mean, so easy to say sometimes, but it's hard to impractical. Because we're there are so many things that we're doing the cockpit and other things going on. We're also running checklists, and you know, and we're listening to the or at least I am listening. What's happening in the back with the PA and the intercom and everything else, it's really difficult. But it's so important that you have to listen, you can't wait to till they use your call sign to start paying attention. What they're saying on the radio. And I've seen a lot of people do that you have to be paying attention that everything that everybody is doing saying out there as best you can. It's amazing nowadays. I would hope that nowadays first off saw we don't really have flying in his anymore. Who was in the same position as the flying engineer walls and thought that why hang on a minute. The other aircraft there on my would do something more dramatic and shout. Stop right. Oh, I give a command, and that's part of the CRM that spot of the human factors. Sweet we learning by human factors in. This was the first.
"pan am" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Right. You're not this is not something you've added or come up with on your own. This is the menu that they would have gotten. In fact, it is I took an original Panamanian. I brought it to a caterer that I've been using a few years, and we've mastered and replicated every detail of the menu from the Chateau sauce for serving on the Chateaubriand to, you know, the fruit and cheese platters that come after dinner along with the pork reusing, and you know, the the chocolate and fruit tart, there surfer desert are all from an original piano menu. The great thing about sort of the history of pan. Am is I'm all the meals that were served there were generally by some famous chef right Maximes from Paris as one example, and we go through a lot of detail to make sure that the carts and the way the food is presented and serve looks exactly. Like it did back then. And fortunately, I had just this. Plus. Thura photographs at a took when I was younger of how every single card on penam locked in. So the food is beautifully displayed tastes delicious and served by one of our fantastic stewardesses who work on the aircraft every weekend. You think about it? Now when when we live in an era where you can take pictures of everything and food, and you think well, wow. Getting a picture of food is is easy. But when you're going into archives, your own or otherwise to try and find somebody it's much more difficult when you're going back to the sixties, and I think I probably overcompensated because you know, you don't have the instant gratification of seeing the photograph back then. So I literally would go on board pan. Am with probably half a dozen rolls of film and photograph literally every inch of the aircraft as well as every single card and practically every store on the airplane, forcing my family was in the photography business. So I had access to cameras at film and development, but it proved to service really well as an adult because the archives we have and the, you know, the knowledge of how this service was. Actually done and what food was actually served proved to be invaluable for us. What was the bug bit you on all this? Yeah. You know, when I was five years old. I my parents took me to Europe on my first some forty seven was the year that the seven forty seven came out, and it was the first double decker airplane and the moment I walked up that Chien's staircase outside JFK airport and saw those two beautiful services at the stairwell. It changed my life forever. I instantly became obsessed with aviation, and I started collecting things back then you know, as a small kid. It was timetables and legs and models. But as I grew. The level selection grew with me as boys when we become in the toys, just get more expensive up to the point where I was actually going out to the desert, and by the aircraft. So insane. I mean, just the amount of work. Now. I appreciate concept to completion big time. I like, I know what it takes to put all that together. Walked through was amazed. And the fact that you have such joy for detail to me excites me when you can see it in everything there. And when you walk up that spiral staircase into the clipper cover, the lounge upstairs, it really is explained that even that name. Why that's such an important name to the pan. Am experience. Yes. So I mentioned earlier that sorta navigated the air skies for us and the us ship navigation as the means for us to figure out how to actually fly. And so it carried this nautical theme in their brand throughout their entire history. And so- clipper ships, actually became a very significant part of the brand. In fact, if you look on the in the cabins of corio actually, see a clipper ship on the ocean at sunset, it was part of the pan. Am Brennan really resonated with me as a child. I remember seeing one as you walk into the lounge. You walk up the spiral staircase at the Pan Am experience. And as you turn to your left. There's one up on on the wall right is exactly. Yeah. Good memory. Yeah. Yeah. It really I it's it's neat. It's straight. I love detail. And I love people that appreciate detail. There's an experiential thing that we do humans that when you're watching a movie people get paid big bucks to make sure that the firefighter running in has all the right gear. Because if there's something missing, even if we've never seen even if we don't know exactly all the gear, we know in our head what it should look like, and if something's missing, and it's kind of that experience you walk in. And you think okay, I've never been on a Pan Am plane myself, but you can tell the everything's where it should be. And then it's right. It's exciting experience. We come back. I'm gonna give away tickets. I just wanted a chance to meet you Anthony. And it was a real pleasure..
"pan am" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"By posing as a Pan. Am World Airways, pilot Georgia Dr Louisiana parish prosecutor now we return to his. Story us Jesse Logistics of securing a fake. Airline pilot ID badge with the intent. Of using it, to get, on and. Off for in an out of a. Plane seems like a daunting task to say the. Least but Frank thank makes it sound so easy I was sitting in the hotel room I noticed big thick Manhattan yellow pages. I pulled, him down on, the, bed flipped them open and looked under the word identification there were. Three or four pages of companies who. Made convention badges metal badges plastic badges. Police badges fire badges to call around and finally one company said listen. Most of those airline ID's manufactured by polaroid. Three m company call one of them finally. Got the three I'm company on the phone in Manhattan we manufacture Pan Am's identification system long with. A number of other carriers how come purchasing also for major US carrier I'm in New York, just for the day we're getting, ready to expand their routes outside a lot of new employees go to a former ID we're, very, impressed, with, this Pan. Am format one that if I came by Your office this afternoon briefly we could discuss quantity and price by all means come on by so I. Went by dressed in a suit in the sales, rep open. The book yeah we do United. Braniff national PanAm PanAm we like this. Pan Am format, when if, you have. A sample I could bring back I'll. Be right back and he brought me back a. Five by seven glossy piece of paper with a picture of an ID card blown up in the middle of it someone else's. Picture in, the picture.
"pan am" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Problem and paid a bargain or even if you can find his base the park low things like that it's it's really changed a lot downtown bill better with the growth in the popularity of the ncaa men's basketball tournament they quickly ran out of room to meet the demands for tickets in conventional arenas and there was in annapolis with a dome attached to a convention center and it just positioned as perfectly to begin to attract ncaa basketball vents and then of course the 1991 we had our first funnel four at the hoosier dome and i think that open not only our eyes to the possibilities what that but also the nc's eyes to what they can do with particular event and again we we had the there was right downtown perfectly position so just it and out the door for us to eventually attract the ncaa as an organization the relationships the build up with an inept was hosting net event of course we have the notorious attracting nca swimming events that's all those pieces began to fit into this huge puzzle the in enabled and in apples to to really distinguish itself as not only a place for professional sports will the pacers in the colts put with amateur sports the pan am games the national sports festival all those things put together and really catapult us forward and some very stiff competition and established in annapolis as a true center for sports mike ahern bake out of of what i like to call a stunted skyline at the time it was kind of dingy downtown be honest with you they are they doubted premature on his seat as most downtowns in the midwest had at the time there wasn't much happening dont'a wasn't a destination like it is now so it it's hard to remember but we had very few commendable restaurants downtown at the time eighty three or four totally different and the atmosphere downtown doors now is she unbelievable i think the cult's had a huge influence on.