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"patagonia" Discussed on Business Wars Daily
"Wars daily on this December night happy Friday one and all. Those of you in cold winter climates may know, perhaps nothing is cozier than a warm snuggly fleece. But this season, that particular item of clothing comes with an extra accessory. A lawsuit, that's because Patagonia maker of a classic fleece pullover is suing another major retailer whose fleece looks awfully familiar. Yep, the gap is getting a suit for Christmas and not the fancy kind. But let's back up, shall we? According to company lore Patagonia founder yvon chouinard, loved his favorite wool sweater, but if it got wet, it was game over, slow to dry, difficult to clean. In the early 70s, he discovered an acrylic pile fabric that seemed promising. His wife Melinda found a bolt of similar fabric that was intended to be used to make, wait for it, toilet seat covers. What followed were years of scheming and tinkering and finally in 1985, Patagonia introduced its snap T fleece. If you don't have one of these fleeces in your own closet, there's a good chance you've at least seen one before, they're pullovers that snap up to the neckline, have a left breast pocket that snaps closed and come in a bunch of usually contrasting colors and patterns. The fleece is one of Patagonia's bestselling products year after year and the company calls it, quote, the pullover that made fleece famous. And you know what? That's true. After it dropped in 1985, several other retailers took careful notes. By the late 1990s, according to Business Insider, L.L.Bean lands end and you guessed it the gap were using fleece in their products. And its gap that's in hot water now for what it calls its Arctic fleece pullover. Pullover looks strikingly similar to Patagonia's version, down to the piping on the collar cuffs and waist, the snap pocket in a contrasting color and even the tiny logo above that pocket. Gap's logo depicts a mountain range with the words gap original Arctic fleece. And if a mountain range logo sounds familiar, well, that's because it's also Patagonia's logo. Well, Patagonia said as much in the lawsuit filed last week in U.S. district court in Northern California. In the suit, the company also notes that it had previously warned gap that its designs looked and felt too similar to Patagonia's own, and that gaps quote adoption of designs in logos bearing even more similarity can not have occurred by accident. A Patagonia wants to take the case to trial. It's also demanding that gap hand over its entire inventory of fleeces, as well as the money made from them, plus damages. This can't be great news for gap, which is, shall we say, struggling, we bit, it has a surplus of inventory, according to Business Insider, thanks to shifting consumer demand and disrupted supply chains, and it's dealing with a fallout of ending its collaboration with a certain beleaguered rapper. Kanye West's yeezy products were pulled from gap stores in October after west's repeated anti semitic comments. In his third quarter earnings call last month, gap said it sustained a $53 million write down related to yeezy gap merchandise. Yeezy, more like, yeesh. We'll have to wait and see how this fleecy feud pans out in court in the meantime. Stay warm out there. And happy weekend. From wondery, this is business worst daily. I'm your host David Brown written.
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"patagonia" Discussed on Business Wars Daily
"From wondery, I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily on this December night happy Friday one and all. Those of you in cold winter climates may know, perhaps nothing is cozier than a warm snuggly fleece. But this season, that particular item of clothing comes with an extra accessory. A lawsuit, that's because Patagonia maker of a classic fleece pullover is suing another major retailer whose fleece looks awfully familiar. Yep, the gap is getting a suit for Christmas and not the fancy kind. But let's back up, shall we? According to company lore Patagonia founder yvon chouinard, loved his favorite wool sweater, but if it got wet, it was game over, slow to dry, difficult to clean. In the early 70s, he discovered an acrylic pile fabric that seemed promising. His wife Melinda found a bolt of similar fabric that was intended to be used to make, wait for it, toilet seat covers. What followed were years of scheming and tinkering and finally in 1985, Patagonia introduced its snap T fleece. If you don't have one of these fleeces in your own closet, there's a good chance you've at least seen one before, they're pullovers that snap up to the neckline, have a left breast pocket that snaps closed and come in a bunch of usually contrasting colors and patterns. The fleece is one of Patagonia's bestselling products year after year and the company calls it, quote, the pullover that made fleece famous. And you know what? That's true. After it dropped in 1985, several other retailers took careful notes. By the late 1990s, according to Business Insider, L.L.Bean lands end and you guessed it the gap were using fleece in their products. And its gap that's in hot water now for what it calls its Arctic fleece pullover. Pullover looks strikingly similar to Patagonia's version, down to the piping on the collar cuffs and waist, the snap pocket in a contrasting color and even the tiny logo above that pocket. Gap's logo depicts a mountain range with the words gap original Arctic fleece. And if a mountain range logo sounds familiar, well, that's because it's also Patagonia's logo. Well, Patagonia said as much in the lawsuit filed last week in U.S. district court in Northern California. In the suit, the company also notes that it had previously warned gap that its designs looked and felt too similar to Patagonia's own, and that gaps quote adoption of designs in logos bearing even more similarity can not have occurred by accident. A Patagonia wants to take the case to trial. It's also demanding that gap hand over its entire inventory of fleeces, as well as the money made from them, plus damages. This can't be great news for gap, which is, shall we say, struggling, we bit, it has a surplus of inventory, according to Business Insider, thanks to shifting consumer demand and disrupted supply chains, and it's dealing with a fallout of ending its collaboration with a certain beleaguered rapper. Kanye West's yeezy products were pulled from gap stores in October after west's repeated anti semitic comments. In his third quarter earnings call last month, gap said it sustained a $53 million write down related to yeezy gap merchandise. Yeezy, more like, yeesh. We'll have to wait and see how this fleecy feud pans out in court in the meantime. Stay warm out there. And happy weekend. From wondery, this is business worst daily..
"patagonia" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"You. Are they? No. No, but I think it is. It does tend to be people who what am I chopped liver? You know, I may get anxious today, just to show them that there's anxiety is still could be. It's anxious that you don't matter. I'm anxious that they don't really think that they don't really give a crap about my anxiety. You know what the eskimos do with people over age 65? Oh, I thought I was going to say, did you find out? Yeah, right. Zika manual come up with it. He's pushing he's getting close. He's getting close to 70. He's like, what did I say? Yikes, just to make ObamaCare work. But I do think that people who have school aged kids probably had much higher levels of anxiety during the lockdowns with some of these things. They have seen great skyrocket. I think they said something like 25% of men will, at some point in their lives, deal with anxiety, but it's much higher levels for women. Time are we supposed to be out of this block? Okay, now you care about the times you're the one who thinks this. No, I can't do it. I can't even fake it. Cheese will be next. Coming up on squawk pod. Patagonia's pledge, the founding family redirecting their own retail billions to purpose. The company's currency, Ryan Geller joins us. We're actually one of the few companies that have lobbied consistently in publicly for higher taxes, particularly in support of climate legislation. I'm Sarah Ivan. From the open to the close. CNBC has you covered. From what's driving the market moves to how investors are reacting, we'll guide you through each trading session and bring you some of the biggest names and newsmakers in the business. Be sure to follow and listen to CNBC's closing bell podcast today. This is squawk pod from CNBC. Patagonia, not the place, but the clothing brand has been in the news this past week. You might have heard about it. The founders of Patagonia is now giving away his entire company. The billionaire owner of Patagonia giving away the famous outdoor clothing company. 83 year old Yvonne Chennai a climber surfer and lifelong environmentalists who just gave away his estimated $3 billion business. Patagonia is giving away his outdoor apparel company. The apparel maker, you know, the favorite vest of Wall Street bankers. You see it a lot on college campuses and for adventuring folks. It started half a century ago, and now Patagonia is worth about $3 billion. The founding family is transferring the privately held stock to a trust and group of nonprofit organizations, which will use all profits not reinvested into the business to protect the planet. In a letter about his decision, founder Ivan Choi wrote, while we're doing our best to address the environmental crisis, it's not enough. We needed to find a way to put more money into fighting the crisis while keeping the company's values intact. He explained why taking the company public wasn't a viable option for Patagonia, saying that even public companies with good intentions are under too much pressure to create short term gain at the expense of long-term vitality and responsibility. The rest of our family is aligned, letting go of billions of dollars. The kids believe that every billionaire is a policy failure. He said that. This story has built on conversation we have been having here on squawk box for a while. How much does a company's mission matter to his bottom line into its shareholders? And is that metric really the most important one we measure? Strive asset management's Vivek Rama Swami, who has publicly urged companies to move back toward politically neutral behaviors, was on our TV broadcast just this week. The clear message to corporate America is actually pretty simple. Focus on delivering excellent products and services to your customers over all other agendas and maximize shareholder value that way, rather than pushing these other social and political agendas. Joe kernan, Becky quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin invited the current Patagonia CEO, Ryan gellert, to explain the next steps for his company. Nice to see you this morning. This is a story that's really almost taken over the country by storm in terms of this idea that here's a family that says, we don't want to be billionaires. I was never our intent, and we're going to put this thing into a trust, tell us the story behind the story. And to the point that we were talking about even during the commercial break, the idea that the whole country seems to be some degree mesmerized by this, I mean, just in terms of the number of headlines about it. Yeah, I mean, as we were talking about on the break, I'm shocked as anybody that that's the case. I think the thing I've taken away from that is people need some good news right now and I think when I've read comments online and on social media and people, some of whom don't seem to have a close relationship with Patagonia so you know I just got emotional reading this this morning is pretty shocking. But the how did this happen? A couple of years ago, we had conversations a very small group and Yvonne and his family made it very clear that after thinking for decades, what are we going to do with this company we built? We need to find a solution for that. How do you think this actually changes the company itself? You've run it as a private company. Yvonne is currently said he wants to keep it as a private company, doesn't believe it should be a publicly traded company, except almost perverts the process of managing a business like this. There are some people who worry, though, that when you're not a private company out to make money necessarily, that that might quote unquote pervert or at least change the incentives or dynamics around it. I think that what people fail to understand about Patagonia, both the past and today in the future is that we're unapologetically a for profit business. We're extremely competitive. This in our extremely competitive about the business. We focus on making high quality products standing behind that product for the life, the usable life of it. And we compete with every other company in our space, aggressively. So I don't think we've lost that instinct. But do you think that changes at all in terms of how this how this shifts and does it change, even in terms like compensation, pay over time? Do you think that that's going to become an issue? No, in the fundamental thing and you mentioned that the chinas have given the company a way to trust. We've actually structured it as two trusts. And so the first is a purpose trust and the sole purpose of that is to ensure we continue to run the company according to the values. And then the other is the holdfast collective, and that's where the profits of the company will go that we'll use to cash flow the environment. But I think this whole thing fails if we don't continue to run a competitive business and included
"patagonia" Discussed on Today, Explained
"This wealthy, the Obama administration ran into a problem in 2013, where an IRS official admitted that the IRS had been targeting applications for 5 O one status from organizations with Tea Party in their name for extra review. And this led to uproar, that caused Congress to push on the Obama administration to lighten up on regulation of 5 one fours. And at the end of 2015, Congress passed a bill called the protecting Americans against tax hikes act or the path act, which did a bunch of things to 5 O one C fours. One of which was to streamline the application process. Another was to state that contributions to a 5 O one would be exempt from gift taxes. The are sort of side beneficiaries of this Tea Party tempest in a teapot. So now they can give their Patagonia stock to their 5 O one C four. They don't pay gift tax there. The 5 O one C four can then take out dividends from Patagonia, they don't pay income tax there. And the 5 O one C four can then spend on political campaigns. And as long as the political campaign expenditures are less than 50% of the total budget of the 5 O one C four and they're fine. So if you're an environmentalist out there, this is at once cause for celebration as well as a reminder that if Peter Thiel retires in a couple of years and wants to give all his money away, he can do the same thing, but perhaps in a way that you won't be so excited about. Peter Thiel's an exceptional case because he's got most of his wealth packed into Roth IRA. Yes, which we've covered before the show. He can take it out and buy a private island. He doesn't have to do anything even quasi charitable in order to get the money out tax free. Climate change is a threat to the planet, so we should be happy that the Shana's are doing this. We also need to clean up our tax code. I spent a lot more of my life thinking about the tax side than the climate side. But I recognize that these are not equivalent problems. Climate change is an existential threat to humanity. The tax loophole for 5 O ones is not an existential threat to humanity. It's something that we probably ought to fix. But we're not going to die if we don't.
"patagonia" Discussed on Today, Explained
"You can find the news David gellis broke about Patagonia a few days ago over at the times of New York. This whole giveaway is great, so long as you agree with the politics of the person doing the giving. More on that in a minute, on today explained. Hey folks, I want to tell you about another show that I have heard is amazing. It's called this is love. It's a podcast that takes a very broad view of love, sharing stories, not just about romance, but also about people doing strange things that mean a lot to them, like someone who digs up old, backyard outhouses, to find hidden treasure, and a group of people desperately trying to keep one type of tree alive. Some of the stories are really funny. There's an episode about a guy who puts on a huge pair of fake feet and makes tracks up and down the beach, he spends decades fooling his neighbors, and some of the stories are heartwarming. They have won about a man who found a baby on a subway platform. 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Follow unexplainable wherever you listen. New episodes, every Wednesday. My grandpa gave my inheritance to the murder. Today explained Sean Robins from here with Daniel hemel. I'm a professor at new York university school of law. Great. And what are you focused on over there at NYU? Tax and nonprofit organizations? We reached out to Daniel to better understand Patagonia's taxes because they have some pretty interesting implications for our politics here in the United States. He's managing to give away $3 billion while paying $17 million in gift tax. Normally, if you gave away $3 billion, you would pay $1.2 billion in gift tax. So his gift tax bill by 98%. And he's also managing to avoid any income tax on the huge appreciation of his Patagonia stock. I see. So if you were to give away $3 billion very relatable, this would be the most ideal way to do it without having to pay an insane amount of tax. If you are going to give three $1 billion to your daughter or son, you would pay the $1.2 billion in gift tax. We allow you to give to charity without paying gift tax. Before we get to the politics, we ask Daniel how this particular giveaway compares to some other high profile ones we've seen in recent years, like Bill. And Melinda, and their wealthy buddy Warren. The Gates Foundation is a 5 O one organization. It is a particular type of 5 O one organization called a private foundation. So how does this differ? The shans are not getting an income tax deduction for the gift to the 5 O one C four that they're creating. Warren Buffett and Bill Gates were getting an income tax deduction for their contributions to the Gates Foundation. It didn't really matter to them because they'd already figured out a way to almost zero out their income tax liability. So the chands are giving up that extra benefit. They're also getting a benefit that the Gates Foundation isn't getting. So the Gates Foundation would run into a big tax problem if it owned more than 20% of Microsoft stock or it owned more than 20% of Berkshire Hathaway stock. Lawyers are making sure that that does not happen. They would be hit with an excise tax that would ultimately force them to divest. So the big distinction here with the Patagonia people is that they're giving away their fortune while retaining control of their company. I asked Daniel if they deserved any extra credit for that. I give extra credit to the Buffett's in the Gates and the Chennai's. They're giving away their wealth to good causes. There are different good causes. The chinas are trying to save the planet from climate change. The Gates Foundation is trying to eradicate malaria. I'm not sure which of those two is a better cause, but those would be like number one and number two on my list of really, really, really good causes. That said they're doing this in a way that minimizes their federal tax liabilities, earning billions of dollars and then directing those billions of dollars themselves without it going through a democratic process. And we might think that that's okay in the Chennai's case and the Gates case and Warren Buffett's case because they're doing really, really good things with their money. But we probably don't want to write our tax laws on the assumption that everyone will be as altruistic as the Chennai. And the gates is in the Buffett. And this is where this seemingly great philanthropic environmental spending started to feel less potentially great. These kinds of giveaways can benefit the political causes you hold near and dear to your heart, but also all the other ones. 5 O one C four doesn't just exempt people who are pursuing causes that I happen to agree with. If you wanted to do the same move, but use your money to advance a deregulatory agenda. Then you could do that. And that's basically what Barry said is doing with the money that he got from selling trip lite. Who donated the stock of his entire company the trip like company of Chicago to marble freedom trust, which turned around and sold it for $1.6 billion. His donation will leave behind a dark money political legacy that could last decades. Or you could use this move to fund organizations like Miss America that are not making the world a better place or a significantly worse place, but probably don't deserve a huge federal tax subsidy. Tax law allowed the chinas to go from wealth of approximately zero to $3 billion without paying much tax along the way. In our ideal world, he would have paid tax on these gains as they accumulated. The fact that we allow you to amass a lot of wealth without paying taxes also allows Elon Musk to do the same thing and not give his money to charity, but instead use it to fly to space or harass Twitter or whatever he wants to do with it. You can use the tax advantages of section 5 O one status for good or evil. The Chennai are using it for really, really, really good. How did the law come to be that you could essentially avoid paying taxes until you were bowing out or retiring or thinking about the end of your life? If you were someone
"patagonia" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Stock to a trust, they expect to pay about $17.5 million on that gift. The other 98% of the company, the common shares, which don't have voting rights, was donated to a newly established 5 O one C four nonprofit organization called the holdfast collective. And because it's a 5 O one and not a 5 O one, which is a traditional nonprofit, they were not able to claim a tax deduction against their income, as most people do if you donate to the world wildlife fund, for example. Now that the stock is in those two companies, the trust essentially, as the owner of the voting shares, is going to serve as an additional sort of board overseen the corporation itself, which remains a private for profit corporation based in California. But it will instruct the company to distribute all of its excess profits after it pays its bills and pays its employees and reinvest in the company, which is still about a $100 million a year. To distribute that money to this newly established hold fast collective, which will then use that money for climate action. Largely in the form of preserving lands, picking legal fights over development that they don't want to see, and supporting things like regenerative agriculture. Okay, so that's a lot for people who aren't familiar with corporate finance, but I think essentially what you're saying is the family fort has found a way to essentially give away the entire company while maintaining control of it and creating this incredible fund for a political cause they really care about the environment. Is that right? A 100% right. Let's talk about the conversations people are having about whether this is just the most benevolent giveaway in the history of American business or if this is another way of avoiding paying taxes. If the Chennai had decided to transfer this business in any number of other ways, including selling it, they would have paid way more taxes than the 17.5 million you mentioned. Yeah? Yeah, and I think the way I've been thinking about it is it might be both things at the same time. I don't want the fact that they are potentially receiving a big tax advantage to necessarily detract from the reality of what they're doing, which is also pretty radical. But I think it's absolutely important to understand that if they had pursued other paths, for example, leaving the company to the children entirely, there would have likely been a state taxes there. Again, we don't know exactly how much equity the children have. So it's hard to calculate that exactly. Yeah. You've mentioned the kids a few times. The Chennai kids and one thing that stuck out to me in your article, which broke this news. Was this nugget you have in there that says that, you know, the kids view all billionaires as policy failures. And this is the kind of thing you hear from the Bernie Sanders of the world, that we shouldn't even have billionaires. And there's no way to become a billionaire without hurting other people. I wonder what the parents make of their kids belief that they themselves are a failure of American policy. I think they're proud of it. I think that's why they gave it away. This family is sort of one of one as far as I've encountered them in my many years of business reporting. They really have a strong aversion to excessive material wealth. They don't want jets and boats and nice houses everywhere. Yvonne still sort of wears pretty raggedy old clothes, doesn't have a computer or a cell phone and drives a beat up old Subaru. And the children, I don't know exactly how, but also seem to inherit their families ethos about some of these things. And that was reflected in their agreement. They're willingness to essentially forfeit the family fortune. The children Fletcher and Claire, effectively renounce their claims to billions in inheritance. My grandpa gave my inheritance to Greenpeace. And that, you know, by just about any measure, I think, is pretty unique. And neither of the children I should add would speak with me. I asked many times over the course of more than a month. Both of them just adamantly denied. But both of them at the end of the day finally sent me brief notes. And if I may, I'll just tell you what Fletcher chenard, who's, again, one of their only son, who's in his 40s, and with his sister Claire works at the company. He wrote to me generational succession is a risky continuity plan for any business. And it does little to assure that the company's values will remain intact into the far future. This, meaning the structure they've created. This is the first truly durable option. It brings a sense of relief for Patagonia by family. And I'm also just happy to stop talking about death, get back to work. So that's sort of where they're at. I think one of the reasons people are sort of gut checking it and rightly pushing on it hard is because it's so unusual. You know, like I've been covering business for ten years. And most executives. Most workers I meet are motivated by the same thing, which
"patagonia" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Do you now or have you ever owned any clothing from Patagonia? I do own some Patagonia clothing, but not Patagonia stock because it's a privately out company. David gellis writes about the climate for The New York Times, but he also writes about Patagonia. The company. You know, I actually have known the channard family through my reporting and known the company for almost ten years now. David broke some very big news about Patagonia last week. I would sort of start with the conundrum that the channard family and the board were wrestling with, which is what happens to the company after Ivan dies. He's 83 years old now, the company was still entirely held by the four members of the family, Yvonne, his wife, Melinda, and their two children. And they needed to figure out what was going to happen to the company. They spent years exhausting all the different options that you could imagine, selling the company to a values aligned buyer, taking it public, making an employee owned, turning it into a nonprofit using a spac and they were really short on any good options that satisfied their key requirements as they described them, which was to really ensure that the purpose of the company not be lost, that it could still operate with the sort of same ethos that it has been for so long. And also that the profits from the company not go to just benefit their family, but we're really put to work, preserving the natural environment and trying to protect the world, the land, and the climate, which is the thing that they for decades of care most about. You know, when the scientists say that we're going to lose all the big animals first, we're a big animal. Why shouldn't we be worried about ourselves like that? It's not that nature is over there and we're over here, but we're all in it together. They landed on this most unusual structure where they have donated 2% of the company to a trust. That's the voting chairs. And the other 98% of the company, the common shares to a 5 O one nonprofit, and the trust is now essentially a new governing board for the company, and will instruct the corporation, which remains a private for profit company based in Ventura, California that's going to still make all the Patagonia stuff we know. To give all of its profits a $100 million a year or more, to this new 5 O one, which will then use that money to fight climate change and protect the natural world. You write in your article about how this feels sort of aligned with the way this company's been run from the word go, tell us about the origins of this company. Let's take a step back and just talk about where Patagonia came from. Not Patagonia. Not Patagonia at all. I mean, this is a California company. And it really got started when yvon chouinard, who was what he called self described dirtbag rock climber in the 1960s. And it takes the juvenile delinquent to have the creativity and the will to go against everything that people say you have to do. Really, living out of his car, eating no joke, tins of cat food that were damaged for sustenance. He was truly broke. All he cared about was rock climbing, and he was part of this pioneering group of guys that started scaling half dome and El Capitan. And what happened was he realized that the gear they were using for their rock climbing was actually damaging The Rock wall. And so he started trying to make better gear that was less destructive for the rocks that they kept climbing. That led them to a small rock climbing business where they were making that equipment. And in time, that turned into Patagonia the company. Now the whole time, this guy Ivan, he has no interest in being a businessman, but the business itself Patagonia just sort of takes on a life of its own and gets going. So they start giving away 1% of their profits to nonprofits pretty much from the get go. Before it's in Vogue, they start using organic cotton. Melinda, his wife says you can run your company, but we are going to have child care onsite for all workers because we need to let people take care of their families if they're going to work for us. So over and over this company is going against the grain of what we think of as the way business is supposed to operate. I don't want to be cynical here because the child care thing sounds great. But when you say, you know, this guy didn't want to really be in this kind of business, how does it end up happening? I don't understand. How do you end up producing essentially trash and essentially more carbon when you're essentially a climate activist who doesn't want to damage rocks? Yeah, this is the central dilemma that he and his closest advisers have wrestled with. I've spent years and years talking to him. And these aren't the kind of conversations I have with most other CEOs. But the degree to which they are truly sort of self reflective and truly uncomfortable with the tension you just described. I think is what makes the company so unique. I've had several times in my life when I woke up and I realized I was part of the problem and that I should do something about that. And I don't think they're a perfect company by any measure and no doubt about it. They make lots of waste. What makes them unusual is the fact that they're willing to have that conversation. They have tried to tell their consumers to buy less of their stuff. You know, you've heard of recycled and reuse, stuff like that. You also have to consider refuse. Refuse to buy something, just because, you know, if you don't need it, don't buy it. And they've actually deliberately slowed the growth of the company and pulled out of certain markets where they felt like their clothing was being used for the wrong purposes and bought by their own sorts of people. And so this tension is exactly what it is, but the reason they keep going is because this shouldn't family individually. And now the company through this elaborate structure has been using the profits to try to protect undeveloped lands around the world. Okay, so this sort of brings us back to where we started. This immense giveaway of the channard fortune of the entire company, tell us again how exactly it's going to work. Patagonia was 100% held by the four members of the Chennai family, Ivan Melinda and his two children. We don't know exactly which family members owned how much stock, but the stock had been distributed to all four of them over the years. Last month, they donated 2% of the shares. The voting stock to a newly established trust called the Patagonia purpose trust. Because they donated
"patagonia" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Maybe you saw the news a few days ago that the owner of Patagonia was going to give away his fortune. The stunning announcement from the founder of Patagonia, sharing that he's giving away, giving away the $3 billion company. Not only just give it away, give it away, give it away now, but bequeath it to one particular cause. The climate. Is that going to be owned by a trust and a group of nonprofit organizations, which will then use all the profits not reinvested into the business to protect the planet. On today explained, we're going to try and figure out if this was philanthropy, tax avoidance or a cunning combination of the two. The way I've been thinking about it is it might be both things at the same time. I don't want the fact that they are potentially receiving a big tax advantage to necessarily detract from the reality of what they're doing, which is also pretty radical. Hey, I'm Victoria Chamberlain, and I produce today explained. And I had a pandemic baby. Yep, my kid was born in the fall of 2020. Great timing. After vaccines became available, I watched a lot of people reenter society, but I still felt stuck at home with my unvaccinated toddler well into 2022. And that made me wonder why it was taking so long to get a vaccine approach for kids under 5. So I made a show about it to help parents like me. My work is made possible thanks in part to support from generous listeners like you, and this month, vox wants to add 5000 more contributors to the community. You can make a gift today to help us reach that goal, just visit box dot com slash give, and thanks for listening. This
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"patagonia" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Why Patagonia's billionaire founder just gave away his company by anisha Coley. Outdoor retailer Patagonia has never been shy about its corporate activism. It's founder Ivan cunard has now shown that he is willing to put his money where his mouth is by giving the company away in an effort to fight environmental crises. Nearly 50 years after Chennai himself a rock climber founded the company, he has taken a unique approach to exiting the business, rather than selling the company to a private owner or trading it publicly for a profit. Chenard has given Patagonia to two groups that are dedicated to ensuring that the company remains aligned to its environmental justice goals. Chenard explained in a statement on the company's website that Patagonia's dedication to the environment through initiatives such as donating 1% of sales each year and sourcing ethical materials wasn't enough to combat ongoing global warming and ecological destruction. While we're doing our best to address the environmental crisis, it's not enough, he wrote. We need to find a way to put more money into fighting the crisis while keeping the company's values intact. Chennai wrote. Although selling Patagonia and donating all the profits to environmental causes was one option to have impact, Chennai could have pursued. He shared his concerns that private ownership could deviate from Patagonia's environmental values and threaten the company's existing employees jobs. Public ownership too could be disastrous. Chennai wrote, given the pressure that public companies face to prioritize short term profit gain at the expense of long-term viability and responsibility. Instead of going public, you could say we're going purpose. Instead of extracting value from nature and transforming it into wealth for investors, we'll use the wealth Patagonia creates to protect the source of all wealth, chenard wrote. Chenard, his wife and two children transferred their ownership of the $3 billion company to a nonprofit organization, hold fast collective, and the specially created Patagonia purpose trust, as first reported by The New York Times. The hold fast collective controls 98% of the company, all of Patagonia's non voting stock, while the Patagonia purpose trust took over the other 2% of the company, which makes up all of Patagonia's voting stock. This distribution will give the hold fast collective the bulk of the company's profits, distributed as an annual dividend, which Patagonia said the group will spend fully on environmental causes, such as protecting nature and biodiversity and funding advocacy and political candidates as investments in our planet. The Patagonia purpose trust has key decision making power regarding the company's values and mission, including the board of directors seats. Patagonia's legal charter and B corp commitments B corp places importance on labor practices, supply chain, the community, and the environment in a company's performance in addition to profit. Chenard is a reluctant billionaire telling The New York Times that being featured in Forbes rich list frustrated him. I never wanted to be a businessman, he wrote in his statement. I started as a craftsman, making climbing gear for my Friends and myself. Then got into apparel. The Chennai family will guide the Patagonia purpose trust as well as the collective's philanthropy. Patagonia's CEO, Ryan gellert and other existing company leaders, will continue to run the company with the same commitments and business goals as before. The new ownership structure provides a way to put the value that comes with responsible growth to work fighting the climate crisis. Patagonia says. Patagonia is 50 years into an experiment and plans to stay in.
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"patagonia" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"The founder of the clothing apparel brand Patagonia has donated the entire company worth $3 billion to fight climate change, Yvonne schwinn has been described as a reluctant billionaire and praised for his different approach to capitalism. For more on this, I'm joined by Ali velshi MSNBC anchor and economics correspondent hi ally. Okay, so the headlines say we now and his family have donated the whole company to fight climate change. Is that a fair way to describe this how is this going to work? Yeah, so it's interesting. They've transferred the ownership of Patagonia, which as you said, is worth about $3 billion to two things. One is a trust and one is a nonprofit organization. The trust is going to be called the Patagonia purpose trust. It will own only 2% of the company, but all of the voting stock. And its job is going to be tasked with protecting the company, Patagonia's existing values and independence, which are very tied to sort of social justice and climate justice. The other part of this is the nonprofit, which is going to be called the hold fast collective. It's going to own 98% of the company and all of the non voting stock. So it'll have no decision making authority. And it's going to be charged with taking all of the profits that the company Patagonia generates that doesn't go back into the company to either expand or produce new things. It's about a $100 million a year and it's going to be charged with using those funds to combat climate change and protect undeveloped land. Not only in the United States, but around the globe. It's a complicated way of doing it, but basically they're taking their value out of the company and saying it's all going to go toward climate change and climate justice. So who runs the company? The company will be run by the current chief executive, a guy named Ryan gellert, the schwinn family is going to be involved to a degree they're going to oversee the leadership of the trust and they're going to spearhead the philanthropic work of the holdfast collective. But they just won't get any profits from it anymore. Now, Patagonia had revenue of about a $1 billion a year, 2017 to 2020. So they think it's about a $100 million a year that will go toward the causes. So the shrink family is involved in the running of the company. They're involved in where the money goes. They just will not get any more money out of it. This is a full donation of their value. So in the past, every time a billionaire, donuts donates a large amount of money to a nonprofit, there are plenty of people, including me who are fairly cynical about that and assume there must be attempts to avoid a large tax bill, is that the case here? Well, maybe not. The shrinks are paying 17 and a half $1 million in gift tax on the 2% of their shares that are going to the trust. Normally, a $3 billion gift to someone would result in almost half of that as tax, $1.2 billion in gift tech. So in theory, they are reducing their gift tax liability by about 98%. They're avoiding income tax on capital gains and dividends from Patagonia. But they're also giving away the entire rest of it as well. So it all depends on what you feel about the money going to climate governance, right? If you think that that's a good cause and you think that's a good place for billionaires to give their money, then you'll say, all right, they are saving some money, but they're giving all the rest of it. There are examples of people who do similar things for causes that some people wouldn't think are as noble and at that point it starts to look like tax avoidance. It's a hard question to answer. Ali velshi is MSNBC anchor and economics correspondent, Ali is always thank you. My pleasure. You're listening to here and now. Hi, I'm AJ Johnson. And if you're within the sound of my voice, that's good. That means I can tell you something that I think you'll be interested in. Friday night from ten until two, if you like blooms, then you listen to bruised classics. I'll be hosting so I'll make sure that you hear some blues that you can get into right here in 90.1 FM W ABE. And that is choice for the blues. I'm Jack Lapierre's Amtrak is working to restore trips around the country that had been canceled over fears of a nationwide strike by freight rail workers, Amtrak uses many freight tracks for its passenger service, The White House says it's helped broker a tentative deal that should avoid a strike and give workers a 24% pay raise over 5 years. Germany's foreign minister is calling on the country's leadership to make a decision on whether to supply Ukraine with more advanced tanks. She says such a move is critical right now amid a Ukrainian counter offensive, the nation's economy minister is also calling on Germany to supply what he calls the right weapons to Ukraine. Africa's largest economy is reporting a sharp rise in inflation up to a 17 year high last month, Nigeria reports consumer prices rose more
"patagonia" Discussed on WTOP
"The White House says a tent at a railway labor agreement has been reached between rail workers and rail operators. If it's approved, that would prevent the potentially devastating its devastating strike that was set to begin at midnight tonight. In other news this morning at 6 23 6 mixed breed puppies, too young to be away from their mom, have apparently been stolen, and a reward of up to $7500 is being offered for information leading to those puppies. A dog taken in by the humane rescue alliance gave birth to 7 puppies last month and they were all placed together in a foster home, but later the mother dog godiva was found tied to a pole and only one of her puppies has been found. The alliance's Christian Schindler says the rest of the pups may have been sold or given away. There will be no penalty for someone who may have unknowingly came into the care of one of these puppies. We really would just want to ensure their welfare. See photos of all the dogs at WTO P dot com. 5 of the puppies are brown or chocolate in coloration. And then there's one that's brown and white. Michelle bash WTO news defense attorneys in the Parkland school shooting trial in Florida abruptly rested their case yesterday, leading to a heated exchange with the judge. Lawyers for school shooter Nicholas Cruz told the judge and prosecutors they would be calling 80 witnesses to the stand. But they rested at the beginning of yesterday's court session after calling only about 25. The judge admonished the defense team for what she called a lack of professionalism. A sudden change came as jurors were set to file into the courtroom. And before prosecutors were prepared for the next phases of the trial, the rebuttal. That will now begin September 27th and closing arguments are set to begin October 10th Money news at 25 and 55, Patagonia's founder has announced that he's giving away his ownership of the sports apparel company that he started 50 years ago, all profits from the company will go to organizations and projects that will protect wildland and biodiversity and fight climate change according to The New York Times Patagonia is worth about $3 billion. Ford has unveiled a brand new Mustang sports car. It's the first redesign of the Mustang and nearly a decade. The 7th generation Mustang will go on sale as a 2024 model year vehicle. It will offer new engine options and an overhauled interior, no word on exactly how much it'll cost yet. Money news brought to you by whole foods market. At Whole Foods market, enjoy 20% off all packaged coffee through September 20th, while supplies last. Plus, prime members save an extra 10%, shop now, and store or online. In terms of fly. Up ahead here on WTO, we have breaking news this morning, a tentative labor agreement has been reached between rail operators and the unionized workers and we'll talk about what it means live with transportation expert Dan Ronan coming up at 6 26. Today's innovation in government report highlights the government's IT modernization opportunities. David Abramovich, the chief technologist at trend micro federal, says agency cyber experts are looking at risks and how they manage them in a new light, especially over the last few years. That's where modern cybersecurity people are living right now. They want somewhere where they can aggregate and correlate all of the security information in one place, a concentration of information to correlate and deploy and make risk based decisions on what the next step should be. And organizations are very limited in their resources. So they appreciate that. And it's a collaborative effort going forward in the new risk based world, a collaboration of tools
Out of Bounds Podcast
"patagonia" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"So we are working on more solutions that you will be interested in. Okay. We don't want to tell too much cliffhanger. Well, no, I mean everybody should just go follow our Instagram and stay tuned. What's your Instagram? It's actually fly apparel. Okay. That she fly peril. And we're patented in 30 countries. So the idea is to be able to license out that patent to every pair of bottoms imaginable. We think this is the new standard of pants. So do you think that is the endgame is a patent play, or you don't have to answer this if you don't want to. You don't want to tell your secrets. But is it a patent? You know, it's like when you're on Shark Tank. Are you trying to patent this? Are you trying to grow your fabrics, your materials, your hardware, as a brand or is it like Patagonia loves this? Please take our money. Let's help you, let's solve a problem. Well, if Patagonia is listening, they should email us. Are you gonna hook us up with that? I don't think I'm any poll Patagonia. You work with mamute. So maybe. Okay. All right. But going back to your earlier question about how we set about building out the brand and getting started, we have been mission driven from the start. The goal is to solve this problem for as many people as possible. And we knew that we needed to prove that there was demand for it and prove that it was possible and prove that we could provide the function, but also still make the pants be cute and something that you want to wear. And we go to pitch competitions and people will say, oh, but are the pants actually fashionable? Do they look okay? And we're like, oh, we're wearing them right now, and you can't even tell you think they were wearing dress pants. And so we've started by building out our own brand to prove that, but the end goal is to solve the problem.
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"patagonia" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"If the listeners haven't seen the product, it's a cardboard bottle. Yeah, it's like a thin plastic bladder. And it uses 70% less plastic than a rigid plastic bottle. And for us, if we're making plant based products, we try to have non petroleum non plastic packaging as much as possible. Yeah. And we'll kind of talk about specific products I guess in a little bit. But what have you looked at any other brands at this point? Has anybody else impressing you with what's going on? What they're doing for sustainability, what they're doing to help the outdoor industry. Are there other brands that you kind of look at and you're like, okay, they're doing a good job. They're fucking killing it. We need to do more stuff like this. Yeah, this isn't going to surprise anybody, but Patagonia is crushing it. We just got some team jackets from them. And I reached out and I was like, hey, what's your greenest jacket? We want to make sure that we're buying your green stuff. What's made with recycled materials? They're like the whole line screen. Yeah. Everything's made for the strike on the chair. I'll tell you. What? You mean I can buy anything? Yeah. So those guys are crushing it. On the flip side, I think what a lot of brands are doing, especially in the wax and bike space is that they are now offering like a token go friendly product..
Everything Everywhere Daily
The Domestication of the Potato
"How many foods that we eat today. All around the world simply didn't exist in the old world of africa asia and europe corn chocolate vanilla peppers green beans pumpkins. Tomatoes and squash are all foods that were completely unknown to the peoples of the old world. Perhaps the most important neural food. However was the humble potato. The potato was originally native to south. America it was first domesticated impro- anywheres from five thousand ten thousand years ago. It's really hard to tell because potatoes aren't very well preserved in the archaeological record. But we know that they were being grown. Probably when studies were first being built in mesopotamia specifically they were probably first domesticated around the area of lake titicaca high in the andes mountains. The first confirmed evidence in the archaeological record comes from the year. Thousand five hundred. You're the coastal city of n con just north of lima peru. The potato was the primary food stuff for the incan empire. Potatoes cooked by ancient peruvians. We're not too dissimilar to how they're cook today. They were baked or boiled and might have been mashed. Potato is pretty much have to be cooked in order for the starches in them to be digestible by humans. Some potato varieties had toxic compounds that required soaking and clay and water to leach out the toxic substances one popular way of processing potatoes in the andes was to make this involved repeatedly leaving them outside to freeze and then thawing them. The next day this freeze drying would go on for three to five nights then they would be laid out and stomped on to remove any remaining water. The result would be white. Rock looking thing not too dissimilar from appealed potato but because it was dehydrated it could last for years. Potatoes had been domesticated all the way down the andes mountains to southern patagonia. In what is today chile prior to the arrival of europeans. The first spanish explorers to the region led by pizarro in fifteen thirty to recognize the value of the potato but when they brought them back to europe it was mostly for consumption by the south american people they brought back with them supposedly and i know this because i actually paid a visit. The first place in europe to grow potatoes was the garden at the monastery in guadalupe spain. It was a place that queen isabella frequently visited.
Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend
"patagonia" Discussed on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend
"It was like the beats telling the hippies man. You should have been here five years ago but even between like the late arts into like the late twenty teens which was when i lived there Like it was taken over by tech people and it was just this sort of plague of patagonia vest people. So like you'd just be. I'd be sitting in a coffee shop and then or or a restaurant and then there'd be too like loud tech guys just talking shop where you you're forced to like listen to their awful techy conversation so there's a lot of that. It was a lot of like tech people talking shop and like nerds. Who had just gotten a money. And i might position on nerds..
The Budget Minded Traveler
"patagonia" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler
"To be prepared for the worst weather then you can delight in the sunshine if you get it third a mobile battery charger. So i use the anchor brand which is a. n. k. e. r. a. I swear by it. that's a. That's my favorite one. But as long as you have something that lasts for days like multiple charges that you can charge your phone with Not because you'll be using it. For data there is not much cell service and patagonia. But because you will fill up your phone with photos and videos and you will want to keep that charge up and you probably won't have much access to electricity. If you're in the back country so a phone charger battery bank again. I use anchor You can find all these things that i use at traveling. Jackie dot com slash pack. I keep an updated list of my favorite items there. But this is a go-to always for me. I use it on the daily. Even when i'm not traveling you should definitely have one. But i sure and patagonia you want to be able to charge your own batteries and cameras. Whatever it is that you have some make. Sure you're prepared for that and i'm going to give you guys a bonus here. Number four is a reusable water bottle which you should always have with you when you travel but specifically just a water bottle you won't need a filtration system because there are many places in patagonia where you can just fill your bottle street from the source straight from a waterfall or a stream without worry of contamination. It is some of the purest water in the world. So make sure you have that reusable water bottle with you all right. Let's move on to the book recommendations. These are all incredibly different by the way. But there's something here for everybody. So the first one is called in patagonia by bruce chatwin this classic you may have heard of it It's a super interesting meandering. Chronicle of the author's travels through patagonia back in the seventies. it's easy to read and pieces Because the chapters tend to be very short i mean they. They vary in length but they're kind of just little. It's almost like journal entries. He's just kind of recording. What he's seeing in what he's doing and who's coming into contact with it provides a really raw account of the land and the people and the history through the eyes of the author. So if you want kind of a broad Perspective on the region than i would recommend in patagonia by bruce chatwin The second one is called enduring. Patagonia by gregory crouch wow. I loved this book. It is about climbing gregory crouches. The climber and so especially if you're into climbing you will love this book. But even if you're not i'm not a climber I found it so fascinating because he has a real real gift for capturing what it really feels like down there. I mean you just heard me talk about waterproofing and the weather. Pick up this book and it will give you the tiniest glimpse into why all of that matters He does such a good job at describing the landscape. And what he's feeling and what he is experiencing and it's it's really truly amazing so Highly recommend enduring. Patagonia by gregory crouch A lot of that does take place in argentina argentina side. But there's plenty on the inside as well And it's it's just it's it's an adrenaline rate. It's a fun read And then the third one is called maya's notebook by a yesterday and She is actually a chilean author. So this is kind of exciting. This is translated into english. I do recommend the paperback version or the the solid. Whatever the the book version of this one rather than the audible version. You guys know. I love audible but for this particular one I wasn't too jazzed on the voice on audible. And so i definitely recommend that you get picked up the paper book for this one but my notebook is interesting because it is kind of one of those split stories where it follows Two different timelines of of the same character and on one of the stories. She's in the united states and the other stories. She's actually on the island of chile which is in northern delay in patagonia. it's actually an archipelago. And if any of you watched my osprey video that i that i did with oscar or if you heard a few episodes back we did an episode about sheila and our story about going down to film there. The reason i read this book was to Get a deeper feel for the culture down there. Even though i had already been to like this book just such a good job at describing what type of community and what type of person actually lives there and the hardship of it and yet it's in modern time and so it's also a fascinating read so that one's called maya's notebook by savell agenda. How fun with those. And if you do pick one of those up let me know what you think about them. I'd love to hear from you. So yeah happy reading I hope you guys have felt inspired to travel patagonia or at least to learn more about it is a beautiful fascinating place. Yeah i hope you consider traveling with me there. I won't say it's the best decision you'll ever making your life. Well maybe i will anyway. Yes spots are still open as of now and one question. I often get is. Will you be doing this again. Next year to which i would love to say yes of course but dudes after twenty twenty. Nobody can actually foresee what might happen right. So now is the time people make it happen. Let me help you all right. Thank you again for being here today. I hope you had fun. They healthy stay safe. And i will see you guys soon..
The Budget Minded Traveler
"patagonia" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler
"Place i can imagine. I i love. I'm just sitting over here smiling and nodding and just agreeing with you like a thousand percent and thinking back to my first time going there and how it was like magnetic. You know it's like there's something unspoken that's so loud at the same time you know that's just like draws you in and that's how i felt at least two to the effect that it's interesting that you say you wanted to have your roots there. It's like something that you want to be more about your story. You know like you want it to become part of your story somehow and so. That's how you sort of established yourself there. And it's exactly the same reason i keep going back there I mean for my part personally. And then i wanna ask you about this but when i first went there i was kind of open to anything. I was in a place where anything could be possible. I was starting kind of again. Starting over in my life and I had no idea what was waiting for me down there and it kinda just hit me in the very best way because it just filled me up where i had felt so empty you know and it just kind of gave me this hope in this in this strange place in my life and i do feel that part of me was reborn there almost and this is and i always say that i feel like a migratory bird because i ended up coming back. I just end up coming back like every you know. Just a touch base with this new home ish that i've created that i carry inside me but it's still there. You know those mountains that are just magnetic for me specifically tourists opined national park. And so i can really relate to you on that but what i love is that you actually made it your home in. So how is it actually living there. Well it's been like the first five years. I had no permanent residents so i was We the both of us my wife as well as we were leaving and wolke most of the time internally finance so we we would barely see any cd. Civile civilization sped just may be seven days a month in the nearby. Cd which is two hours away and the nearest city but it's the small see two thousand inhabitants. It's been growing up. It's still kind of a village. Mood is very different from other cds and You know we were used to seeing that the nature surrounding us. And when you talk about ona it's always always has to do with the Stepping out your companion away. It's very windy. Plays the weather changes. All the time but to leave inside is national park. It's to face the elements Twenty hours a day and especially giving a dome because we we can't be joe dizzy. Gum hotter so we would spend a night and day leaving domes and walking in domes. Where were like the dome shake with the wind and you hit the the rare. It's like being in a tense basically but all day long and all night and so you. I felt really connected with that wilderness and Now after five years we decided to buy terrain and build the small house in the countryside. Life and We still we all always these much as landscape surrounding us. And that is in very few places loath i think you can leave in such a pristine landscape which is amazing Absolutely so this year just gearing up then to bring your daughter of back there for the first time really right. What obama healthy. She remembers when we left okay. Well that's really exciting. I'm really hoping that that means that you're gearing up for the season right. I don't even want to think about what could happen. If there is no season. I mean those for me i i mean for everyone who depends like hundreds of these leave rely on tourism and It should be it. Should be as crusts. Yeah onset september september eleven should be the reactivation in the reason. Yeah i truly hope so. I'm also when you talked about living in the Dome as if it's like a tent. I mean because it is I got really excited. Because the wind down there in patagonia is so incredibly. It's like its own thing right. I mean you can talk about wind. And then there's wind in patagonia and i remember one of the first times that we were down there on one of the trips guide. Rafa said this is you get the. This is the wind of the world. Because if you look at a map. I mean there's no land between it's just all the way around the entire world and then it smashes right into patagonia right at the bottom And so it has its own force and it's something to be. I feel like just embraced and when you were talking about sleeping and like a tent got me excited because one of my trips this year were doing the full piney circuit and on the back side of that track. You have to sleep intense there. Aren't you know all only yup and so we're finally going to do it and it's something i actually. I haven't done it in. Dr del pinar before haven't slept intense there. I've only slept in the accommodations for heroes in the hotels and stuff and so. I'm really excited to get to to get to experience. That full tent wind patagonia love may not on the wind denied. You might not sleep a lot like having night long. Yes why yeah. It's part of the experience. it's part of paddock. Ganja it's it's yeah it's one of the things you just kind of embraced on their those ultimately end up being the some some of the strongest memories to are those of crazy weather moments that we have done. There was one day on. We were actually l. Tell ten at this point but we had such strong wind. That as i was walking my right foot would like blow into my love foot and trip me like it was crazy. Can't even walk. These people are getting blown off the trail. It was but when you talk about that with my group afterwards it's like one of everyone smiles like it's one of the funnest memories even though it was so crazy at the time we didn't know what was going on and it was felt a little bit. Maybe unsafe but it was fine. You know and it's just it's part of the memory is it's part of what makes patagonia so unique. I think it's the magneti isn't you're talking about. Yeah yeah so. Let's talk about what you do. Because i want to give you a chance to kind of. Let's get into Your your your work down there. you guys. All need to follow the sky on instagram. First of all. You have incredible photography. I love following your instagram account. Will you spell out your name for everybody so that they can follow you. As i know that your your instagram handle is your full name. Not suspended and the abbot. You should night. The i am old One right and that's that's hot box. It's d. h. a. l. l. e. i n. e. I think go to you. Yeah you gotta. We're going to put that in the show notes. Too but You are like. I said incredible photographer. And you do you do filmmaking. And actually that's how i originally met you. We were we were we in italy right. Were in italy and you won an award In a few you wanna film contest for a film that you created. Do you wanna talk a little bit about what you do and what that film meant to you. And and what you're doing with your work and patagonia. Yes so like the. The company will boy com invest salons contents and so they invest in me.
The Budget Minded Traveler
"patagonia" Discussed on The Budget Minded Traveler
"Lakes and condors here we go now. Yes he has. Yeah yeah yes i know. You're in a car. Yes i'm sorry. It's like the best laced found right now. I'm like yeah cozy seats so we can talk. Okay cool great. well go with bess. I'm fine billion is in northern chile. It's being Ten months now and Almost a year since like you know the pondimin begotten in and no tourism. So why with okay. Wait so okay. Let's let's Let's just before we get into all the cool chilean stuff. Let's talk about you. I because i have so many questions for you but i feel like before we find out what you're doing with your family here. I wanna know like the background. Because i want to set the stage for everybody listening that We're gonna talk about patagonia today but let's first talk about who you are and where you came from and what your story is. So what are you even doing in chile. How about that. But you can't go as it's being the seven years now on sensei reached cheater in two thousand fourteen and it started with an old story. I got gene guarding in france. Who are studying together. And now she's my wife we married and we have a small daughter and she's one year old now so she was bullying in funding. But the long before. That's a i was a. I had the opportunity to travel and work abroad in sustainable tourism and I've always been mixing back with my passion. Which is a filmmaking and polka rathi. Because i'm as a profession and passion. I'm also a nature photographer and Also filmmaker so. When i when i i travelled to cheat a i knew i want you to a wide place so hopefully in national bank doing what i love which is creating content and After a few months we both both of us ended up walking straw park For an ecological e compactor ganja which is located in the very hurts. After the tiny with view of the mountains like the granny towers allow the. You know that it's the best cool full refuse on making the content of the lodge and. Yeah that's it. i'm basically residents. Should make a photographer going. I love. I love it and you. So where she. she's actually chilean. Your wife is just where she found from northern from kimbe okay saul coming together so she was studying in france. And that's where you met and then you ended up moving with her back to sheila. Yes she was doing an exchanging to two minutes away from me every day. I wouldn't wouldn't look at because. I want it to be kind of rain the time i didn't want any relationship but yes she got me. I fell in love after humour than i booked my flight to get ci lan. That's why we ended up building our life together. Well amazing so. That's okay that majorly helps out with wanting to move abroad. I mean if you have if you have a a significant other who is there. That's often the story of of people who become experts or whatever But congratulations. That's super exciting. And congratulations on your new baby girl. That's amazing what's her name now. Me now you'll meet all so. Are you going to raise her. Speaking three languages so now we are. We are training with. I'm i only french with her. And k lee said my wife. She speaks only spanish and listens through the be the the rolling stones and all these cool things speaking music so we hope she's got three languages she'll get it yet. Mazing good for you. Here's for you guys. So i kind of want to go to back to the the beginnings of your story patagonia because i want to know i mean you know you know that. I the reason we're having this conversation. Today is because we share a deep love for this national park that you now get to call home which is amazing and it is an interest on it. That's where i take my group trips. When i when i travelled of how to go. Now we we. We do some hiking in there and in fact we talked about hopefully meeting up while i'm there later this year with one of my groups If you're around if everything goes which all the fingers crossed that. Everything's gonna be just fine. But i i'm optimistic about it. Both parties going on. Yes i cannot. Wait for that firstly. Yeah so going back to when you guys. I decided to move down there. What i want to know is what about patagonia captured. You like what was your first impression down there. What happened yet yeah. It's a good question. I think there is a lot of mysticism. Involves when when people talk about they gonna it's One of the most remotes and last white places on the and But it's true. Like when i first saw the towers and the guana goes and the first met and every single thing you see the that stays with you forever and that's because it's very unique and it's not only about the beauty of the other scenery but it's about the energy that's why i always say there is miss decision like it's a natural place is so much personality and it's very easy to in love with and you know that i'm sure because you came. You travel quite a few times now at very few places. Have the power to make travel the fall in love with it like you go there once. You want to go back. And it wasn't just about the five that i wanted to go bike. It's like i wanted to off my roots and leave the because that i feel there is so much potential not only for content creation. And it's not on. The evan photograph forbid is just my kind of place. I love white by says adonia. It's like the best.
More companies pledge to give workers time to vote
"Are involved in this next organization. You know their names were talking about all birds. Amazon Lulu Lemon lift Major League baseball uber target. The list is kind of endless and they've got a common interest. It's about strengthening our democracy. And encouraging participation. Now there's 545 of these companies in total. They basically just want to encourage civic participation. Okay, get out involved. So we're going to talk to the executive director of the Civic Alliance. He's Stephen Levine. He's on the phone with us from Los Angeles is also the co founder of Meteorites, Social Impact investors. Steven. It's great to have you. I imagine you guys have been quite busy over the last few months. We definitely have Kaylie and thank you for having me on this evening. I appreciate it. A CZ you mentioned the Civic Alliance is a nonpartisan business coalition that is strengthening our democracy by supporting face healthy and accessible elections. And by really inspiring every American to participate in our democracy. And I'm really proud of the work that we've seen so many extraordinary cos. Lead this here many for the first time encouraging both their employees and their consumers. Tio specifically active and get out and vote. Can you give us some specifics on what you've done? What kind of what kind of efforts Absolutely. So we've helped many companies, many major employers think about what policies they could have to make sure that all of their employees not only feel supported but also encouraged to vote. We're very proud to share that companies like best buy and Tax office are actually closing their retail locations. Either early or opening them late on election day to make sure that all of their employees have time off to vote. Other companies are closing completely for the day like Fiat, Chrysler on Patagonia, which are literally shutting down all of their operations on election day to make sure that their employees have the time they need to vote. We're also helping companies think about how they can message and provide all of their employees and consumers with the latest information about the different ways that Americans can vote in this election cycle. 20 is definitely a unique election cycle because you can say that again. The challenges represents so so we're really we're really excited that that many companies are are helping to fill in the gaps and educate Americans about about how they can vote early this year. Interesting fact. 99% of Americans can cast their ballot before Election Day in 2020, and we're thrilled that more than 75 million Americans already have. It's pretty just 30 million more than 60 students. It's no forgive me. I'm interrupting you. It's staggering, though. When you kind of get your head around those numbers. It's also staggering that you know, we talked about a story last week. About a Silicon Valley tech CEO that emailed all 10 million of his customers urging a vote for Joe Biden specifically like it used to be go back a few years. It was a no no for CEO or an executive to get out there and talk politically. What's different. We have about a minute and they will come back and continue. Okay, Great. Well, what I would say. First of all, I want to reiterate that specific alliances a nonpartisan all right, No, I understand Organization, but I think it's pretty exciting is that I think companies have started to realize that that civic engagement, nonpartisan civic engagement actually isn't partisan or political. It's patriotic and its civic And I think what we've seen is that because employees are really pushing companies take stands on important social issues. Companies are in turn, turning back to their employees and their consumers and saying, You know what? We will take a stand and we're taking a stand to encourage you to vote and really helped shape our country's future in our communities future and so I think. Encouraging voting and civic engagement eyes really the both politically safest and a really powerful move that many, many companies they're coming? Yeah, I would say employees. Consumers also, you know,
Here & Now
Amazon Workers Demand Time Off To Vote
"Not able to vote early may have to take time off of work to make it to the polls on Election Day if they're allowed to warehouse workers for Amazon are threatening to walk off the job later this week unless the company gives all of its employees paid time off to vote. There is no federal requirement on companies to provide time off for voting. But the Amazon workers are part of a broader push this year for employers to make it easier for Americans to cast their ballots. Let's bring in Victoria Scheunemann, assistant professor of political science at the University of Pittsburgh. Welcome. Thank you so much. So far, Amazon has not said they'll give warehouse workers paid time off to vote. But other companies have including WalMart, which, of course, is the country's biggest employer. Are we seeing more companies adopt this policy this year and what's driving it? Yes, absolutely. The number of companies that have taken on voluntarily to provide their workers with either time off for voting or paid time off for voting has increased substantially in 2018. There were about 400 companies that came together under the time to vote initiative. That was founded by Levi Strauss and Patagonia and people the goal of time to vote in 2018 as they were going to try to get 1000 companies by 2020. As of today, I saw 1667 companies have signed on to this initiative. Lisa and Macy's trip Advisor, Bank of America. You see companies across the diversity of different types of industries as well. This is interesting because there's no federal requirement. For time off to vote. How many states mandate companies offer time off to vote? And what kind of state laws really governed Time off on election day? Yeah, I mean, I think a big reason. A lot of these companies are taking the initiative privately. It's because there are very few Public protections, right? We have no federal law that guarantees people time off to vote on Election day. There are some states. I believe there's 11 states right now that have created Election Day as a civic holiday. There's about 30 states that have some sort of law. Sometimes they'll require companies to give you just a couple hours. Sometimes they require paid time off. But as of now, there's 20 states in the country where no citizen is guaranteed time off, even unpaid time off on election day. Do we know if having time off for voting actually effects voter turnout. I mean, I think the intuitive answer is obviously it would. It's hard to measure the effect of any election policy because so many things change at once. But if you ask people who don't vote why they didn't vote. The most common answer we get is that they couldn't find the time. You know, America is one of the only countries in the world that has its Federal and national elections on a week day on a Tuesday and that might have been convenient in America in 18 45 when they created the policy, But for a lot of workers and a lot of parents, it's not a convenient day anymore. That's really interesting. How does America compare with other democracies around the world? When it comes to this? You mentioned, of course, many places allow people to vote on the weekend. By far the most common day for elections in democracies across the world is on the weekend, almost always on a Sunday, sometimes on a Saturday, the United States It's interesting because we selected Tuesday as our election day. Because it was the most convenient day for Americans in 18 45, and at that time eligible voters where Christian farmers who traveled by horseback so voting on a Tuesday was convenient because they could observe the Sabbath on Sunday. Leave home on Monday and travel to the Poles naked vote and then they could be back home in time for Market Day, which was commonly held on Wednesdays Tuesday, was actually picked because it was the most convenient in the 18 hundreds. But of course, America has changed since then. Yeah, we're a long way from the 18 Hundreds. You know, this time around about 60 million people have already voted earlier mailed in absentee ballots in the selection. That's according to the U. S elections Project of the University of Florida. Does the growing trend toward early voting and mail in voting make time off to vote unless necessary, In your view, since many states allow people to vote over a period of weeks instead of just on election Day? I would say all of those policies make it easier for people to vote in different ways. Access to early voting and excuse free vote by mail are not universal. That's one thing that the Amazon workers have emphasized, is that some of them are protected by state laws. But a lot of them are not. Some of them live in states that have no access to alternative methods of voting and have no state protection for time off the types of people who are most affected, right when we make voting more costly, or we make it more difficult to vote. Populations who are most affected are the people with the fewest resource is those tend to be low income families. They tend to be single parents, people working minimum wage jobs or working multiple jobs. Those populations are most affected, so any policy we implement that would make it easier for people to vote. Is going to affect disadvantaged in underrepresented populations. More so than the rest of the population is just one thing to know is that if we were to make Election Day, a national holiday, not everybody gets the day off on a national holiday. If you think of the businesses that are open on the fourth of July or Thanksgiving. Those businesses tend to be operated by hourly bridge workers and often minimum wage workers making Election Day holiday would make it more convenient for more people, But the people who are left out are those who are already more disadvantaged in society. How do you think this pandemic will impact future elections in the way that we vote, and perhaps this issue of being able to take time off to vote? It's a big question. I think one thing that the pandemic has done is it's pushed a lot of states forward in time in creating alternative methods of voting, right, making voting more accessible to people. Although some of those reforms have been temporary and short term, I do think that one states experience an election with easier voting and see how simple it khun B. And once voters experience that. I think these policies are more likely to continue, so I think, if anything, it's pushed us forward faster by preaching and even more immediate need to easier access to voting. That's
EAA's The Green Dot - An Aviation Podcast
Ross Franquemont U-2 Pilot Talks Through The Prep For A Mission.
"Tell us a little bit about the the the typical mission. I mean, we've many seen youtube footage of of the takeoffs and landings of the Dragon Lady and the airplane is called that specifically because it is a little odd to fly. But as a pilot as you got used to it tell us a little bit about the the whole process from suiting up to getting it back in the charts at the end of the day. So. Definitely, obviously, one of the most unique aircraft that is out there in her for us emission it actually started pretty much today prior. Because you're you're going to be sitting in space, can be strapped into action see. For you know nine, ten, twelve hours at a time, you're not gonNA be able to get up or anything like that. So you have to get yourself physiologically ready to go on a trip like that. In the jet. So you're you're eating right everyone gets to know the body really well. So you You basically have to show up you obviously well rested. And Well Fed and You typically you about two hours prior to take. You do all the other normal pilots stuff. You know you have to check not yet check weather and all that kind of stuff because. You might be miles above the typical weather out there while you're on the mission but you're gonNA have to take off to land eventually in you have to go through all that stuff. So you gotta do the normal pilots stuff. You're actually you're you're meeting up with your chase car pilot who who's going to be joined the chase garnished another youtube pilot and his job is. Probably. The biggest part of his job is he has to be ready if I come in and say eight know my my stomach's not gonNA. Take this mission today. For whatever reason he's got his step in in actually fly the mission or me So but we're basically is basically like a slight lead wingman relationship with with the chase car islet So, he's supporting you. All along the the coal preparation for the flight. The. Around in our so prior to takeoff, you're actually you're going to separate the chase car islet called the mobile is going to. Head out to their craft. He's going to take all your stuff. In and he knows exactly how you want the aircraft's set up because you've told written it out for him and and when you go. TDY With these guys for months on end, you get to know each other pretty well, know how people like stuff. So is going to take everything out. He's GonNa do the full walk around aircraft. He's going to get everything ready inside the aircraft and on a full mission. Yeah. There might be a five or six different contractors worth of sensors on that equipment they're. All out there you know this thing look like they're preparing young space shuttle for launch because there's hoses everywhere. There's wires going everywhere on the aircraft everyone's uploading stuff to their own sensors and checking them for me. It's as a pilot. I'M GONNA head back and I'm GonNa Start Process Getting into spacey and that starts around an hour prior to take off and. The for most of my time in the U.. U2, it was actually the rule was you had to be on oxygen in our product takeoff they we've made some modifications cockpit that's actually changed or the modified cockpits. You don't have to be on oxygen or an hour anymore, but let's still try to get as much a close to in our breathing pure auction, and that's just to try to get rid of the nitrogen at your system But that process basically starts to you're GONNA have to Off The plate suit, you put on some kind of long underwear underneath If you're flying over really cold area, you know they always say dressed egress. So The you'll the space. It doesn't provide a whole lot of thermal protection. So if you're flying the Arctic or something like that, you're probably get you're gonNA put on some like. Patagonia thermal underwear or something like that. the You'll go out and there's actually a team of space. You Spacey Technicians they're gonNA actually help you get into the space. And The gas? Is Awful Sport and physiological training. Squadron, they they do all the maintenance on the space. They're the ones that put you in and they also do all the the preparing the seek it, and actually the ones that strap you into the seats they're very integral process. Make sure the mission actually happens. The way it's supposed to, but team of technicians are GonNa get you into the space. there's a supervisor watching the whole way in because it's obviously one mistake could be life threatening in a in the event of an emergency They, get you in the state they. Have to put the suit on the helmet gloves lacan. And as soon as she locked helmet on, employs it down you start they start understood oxygen and that's Kinda starts here what they call your two-time. So you get you get locked in they have to put a harness on you. That's going to actually attach injection seat. and they run through. A series of tests leak test to make sure that students can air They can inflate it because at the main job is there you know it's primarily to make sure you don't do hypotheses in also makes you don't lose pressure. Around your body and that's full pressure suit essentially, it's going to. It's just a little little cabinet around you to make sure that. You don't get into a lethal zone, the air pressure on you. For most of my time, flying with the cockpits were setup where You're up seventy thousand feet. Pressurized about twenty nine thousand feet, and so when you're sitting in the space suit that actually It's not inflated because you WANNA be able to move around and stuff like that, and your body's actually sitting at twenty nine thousand feet. And it's designed if the cabin were to say suddenly rapidly rise cousin a leak or an injection or something like that. The suit X. Lock in pressure at thirty, five, thousand feet around your body. So it'll keep you alive We all do it in the in the Austin Chamber ride the Chamber up to seventy five thousand feet or so and it. The let the suit actually keep you alive in the you know real in the in the chambers she get to see what is like not a real comfortable experience.
The Amateur Traveler Podcast
Driving the Carretera Austral, Chile
"I'd like to welcome back to the show Steph dyson who has a travel journalist, a guidebook author most recently the Moon Guide to Chile and a travel blogger at worldly adventurer dot com. Steph. Welcome back to the show. Thanks having me Chris I'm excited to be back again. Well Of Truth. I should say when I say welcome back to the show, Steph has been on the show before you have heard her talking about northern Chile, a number of episodes ago I wanNA say five years ago. Yeah I think that's correct just before you started working on a guidebook. Kissed before Ya. So this is kind of rounding out that experience because the moon guy to Chile just published. And that was a quite a long amount of time working on this guidebook but also Steph was the show a week ago and something went terribly wrong and it did not record. So I appreciate your patience but I also appreciate your expertise on Chile. When. We talk about she leave this time we're talking about and I'm going to try and pronounce it the cut. US thrall the southern. Highway. Good. That was good pronunciation. I I. See you've been working on it. We'll have to do some things right this time. What is the? astral and where would we find that in Chile? The CATTA that Australia Archie means the southern highway to give you a bit of a clue and it's in Chilean Patagonia. Now, how to guy near is the sort of slightly nebulous region because nobody's really sure if it's somewhere on his own or if it belongs to other countries a what it is, but effectively, it's a region in the very far south of South America are in between Argentina and Chile. and. The kind of thorough style is the kind of rules western section. So it's the kind of Chilean bit where she gets really narrow sort of not part of the country, and it's just before you hit very southern Patagonia West toughtested by name and the destinations that you've discussed previously only put podcast bright further north than the last show we did on Patagonia, there is a lot of Patagonia. If we look at the map there. There's a lot of Chile in terms of height, not necessarily in terms of with. Yeah it's a long country and I have children most of it and it. Pile. Will End just this road is seven, hundred, seventy miles or twelve, hundred and forty kilometers. So when we talk about One week itinerary, you're going to start us not at the top and go all the way to the bottom where you're gonNA start, US. Yeah so I always recommend people planning Patagonia is starting inbound Maceda says about halfway down the cutter that'll style just outside this sort of biggest town in the area it's Koi Heike and it's an apple that where you can fly into directly in Santiago. So it makes it a really great destination to start your trip. and Are we gonNA do anything around the airport flying are where we going to start our actual trip? I would recommend picking up a call. Then you don't need a four wheel drive to cut that Australia just needs sort of reason, the high clearance because most of it is now paves. The big for the locals I'll tell you that hasn't that hasn't been paved before but yet you're gonNA jump in your car and you can head south for a couple of hours to via settled gusty steel, which really tiny little town outside of a national park. You talk about outside of national. Park. The one thing as we talk about this pretty much this whole way there are national parks everywhere I think. I'd made the analogy that if you started at the top of this highway in you're a squirrel, you could probably get to the southern tip of South America in jump from tree to tree within a national park. I'm not sure the tree is correct but the national parks is almost accurate. This just a whole lot of national parks here in southern Chile. Yeah, it's actually what the government did. Last year would start it up the root of their parks re to the parks. On, it's about two, thousand, four, hundred kilometers I believe I'm connecting pretty much port Lamont which is the very northern tip Patagonia all the way down to Cape Horn, which has its own national pockets the bit at the very bottom of South America's islands that people go. Because the sale is used around the whole and and it was a big deal because white windy down that. Square yes. Yes. There's now they sort of route to the pox. It's kind of this ingenious could you can't actually drive between all of them, but the capital style does opportunity to actually connect quite a number of them.
WSJ Tech News Briefing
Sheryl Sandberg On Facebook and Elections
"Last week John spoke with Facebook Coo Sheryl Sandberg Zoom Call, and we've got their conversation for you as an extended show today. John Obviously people know Sandberg as Facebook, Coo. But what else should they know about her? She's very well known in the tech industry, but also in in circles of leadership in advocacy for women in leadership minorities, leadership But yeah, the most visible role she plays as the number two to mark facebook in that has been enrolled. That's been developing over more than a decade and prior to that, she was a in early employee at Google and played role in the Clinton administration as well. Of course, there's been a lot going on facebook and we've reported on it along the way, but they're kind of always as. So. Why talk to San Merck now it's been particularly busy summer and there was a lot to talk about on the call. You know you've had this advertising boycott. You've had a lot more questions about their willingness to police hate speech and and make sure that civil rights are being protected on the platform You've also had this run up to the election and a lot of focus on small business and what they can do during a pandemic both to stop the spread of misinformation and help small business stay afloat. Cheryl's also well known for her foundation Leinen, and at the time that we talked, it was a black women's payday and Kamala Harris had just been tapped as the vice presidential candidate for Joe Biden. Leinen had just done this study that pointed out some things that are fairly obvious. But maybe we didn't realize how cute the problems really are, and that was related to advancement opportunities for minority women in Business both leadership management opportunities just their ability to move forward in their careers. Here's what she told us the data's incredible right now, men are doing a lot to men are doing an average of fifty hours a week of childcare and housework. That's something. We've never ever seen before women doing an average of seventy one. And Black Women and women of color doing even more that GOP is twenty one hours and single mothers, many of whom are of color but single mothers of all backgrounds are doing twice as many hours per week caring for elderly or sick relatives as well and doing a great majority of childcare and we know that all of these numbers hit women who were core hit poor families harder than wealthier families across the board. But even amongst the elite, what you almost always see is the average woman even if she's working full-time is doing a lot more in the home than the average man and that is a big part of what happens to us in the workforce. Until we get to a quality in the home, we're never getting to a quality in the workplace and that has become even more urgent with coronavirus. These are all important issues to the Wall Street Journal, we cover these things all the time we've been covering them aggressively and comprehensively, but we could only manage to get so much in today's episode. So with the issue at hand is clearly. The election and facebook's huge role to play. They're given what happened in two, thousand, sixteen and expectations in the twenty twenty and that's the part of the conversation we wanted to share with listeners today. Thanks John. A couple of things. We should note here this was a video call. So it's got that feel to it and it was recorded last week we've got that conversation after the break. Robotics, artificial intelligence augmented reality. The future is here listen to tomorrow today with the Wall Street Journal's future of everything the podcast that takes you to the frontlines of science and tech and shows you what's coming next. Look ahead. What do you hear? The future of everything from the Wall Street Journal Subscribe Wherever you get your podcasts. I want to set the context of you know of the problems and our criticisms aimed at your company, not just Sheryl Sandberg the executive, but the user of facebook is well I I. I have to assume that you're not just running a company that you're using the product. The company faces a Lotta Chris the you know. The the frustration about incentivizing the you know spreading misinformation allegedly incentivizing that extremely provocative in hateful speech that that gets through and get seen sometimes gets pushed up in our news feeds. The suspicion facebook is still a place for unwholesome characters and actors can manipulate the system in use misinformation to get results that they're looking for etc.. Nah Not. Not so much yet about the solutions that you guys have put in place in the learnings but how do you feel today about facebook is a place against the backdrop of those criticisms so we do face a lot of those criticisms and anytime you have a platform as large as ours you know three billion plus people on it many many of them daily. We have huge responsibility. And I think that is a responsibility that we really had to grow into. When I look at this election, we are a different company than we were in twenty sixteen and we are going into this election in a very different place in touches on all of the issues that you you're talking about. So let's go back to answer your question to twenty sixteen if you think about the election in two, thousand sixteen. We obviously had systems in place to defend against attacks from other states. But what those normally or thought of what we thought of them I think everyone of them was. People with hacking steal your data, remember the DNC emails remember Sony. That was basically what state actors did, and we've had very good systems in place in great defenses there what we completely missed in two thousand sixteen was not going in and stealing your stuff. But was going in and writing stuff. Fake host trying to get audiences to believe things in ways that you were representing. That's what happened with Russian interference and we completely missed it. So did the FBI. So did every government of the world? That is just not true when you think about the election in twenty eighteen and you think about being election today. We now understand this threat and are deeply engaged in working on it, but we're also not on our own homeland security has a department on miss the FBI has a task force on this in two thousand sixteen we call these groups coordinated inauthentic behaviour. So coordinated authentic like we saw the Russian fake posts in twenty sixteen, we took down networks we'd never heard of it twenty seventeen we took down one. In. The last year we took down over fifty. We now do these. So often at people used to write stories, we've Allah publicly. No one even does does that mean we're going to catch every single thing I will never claim that we will always have every single thing the services big. But does that mean we're in a very different place going into this election Absolutely. And one retake really seriously. We're also trying to get even more proactive on the good like on facebook there's things they're stopping the bad stopping the hate stopping interference with there's also promoting the good at, and that's something that I care a lot about mark as a lot of Bob. So we want yesterday. So it's perfectly timely to talk to you about it, our new voter information center and what that Information Center is a one stop shop where you can go to get accurate information on this election. That's never been more important registering to vote who's eligible that stuff's always hard. But in this election with corona virus and holes potentially closed getting accurate information is even more important. So We'd put this out. It's modeled on our coronavirus center where we put out very definitive information really helped people get the right answers. Now anytime people post about voting on facebook working a link to this center. We're also trying to be as ambitious as we can. I'm a woman I'm I'm owning the word ambitious, but it's ambition by my company. To Register people. So in the last two elections, we registered two million people to vote. which is very large, but we've put out pretty audacious goal that we're GONNA try to help register four million people for this election cycle, which I think would make it the largest effort of its kind by were invasion and were really. We're really proud of that really excited about it. So we I sit here John Taking, you take the criticism when we deserve it very seriously. We take our responsibility very seriously atop to show work every day trying to stop anything bad we gotTA learn quickly bad will always try to get ahead but also trying to use our platform in our services for the good. What do you do as the user? Something on facebook doesn't along there. Do you just pull the red phone out and make a phone call or are you pensive about that and thinking about emits broader context at it needs the nuance as market said it's very hard. To directly police the content and and just hit the button? Yes. So look it is hard to directly police the content. We know that it's very hard to pull heat down. It's very hard to find it and identified. That's why we've invested so much think our standards are the highest not the lowest I think our enforcements the best, but that doesn't make it perfect. You know as a user I actually don't remember seeing something that violated our policies and most people have not most people hear about it or it gets pulled into press and they see it now. I've certainly seen things I. Disagree with I have some family members whose political views I do not share. You know I have some ice stuff about fuck I disagree with. But in terms of my actual experience of seeing real hate yes I would pull I. Don't have a bat phone, but I would definitely take a screen shot in forwarded. Personally, referred infant I haven't had that experience or know how many people actually do see content that violates the rules is there a way to kind of measure that? Millions of people report content millions of not not all of it is actually violated with our standards but millions of people go through that process. In fact, we released our latest community standards enforcement report, and it gets to exactly what you're asking what that shows. Is All the different kinds of content we take down how much? How much violence? Were Nagasaki and it shows what percentage of it. We took down and found ourselves or someone reported to us. And that's where the progress on hate I think really becomes clear when we first did this report years ago, twenty, four percent of the hate we took down, we found ourselves which meant that seventy, six percent of the time someone had reported it to us. That's not a good experience. Our latest report we put out this week were at ninety, five, ninety, five percent of the hate that we take down we are finding before it's reported. That means five percent of what we take down is still being reported to us, which is still alive on facebook. So we have our work cut out for us, but clearly a significant improvement over twenty four percent just a few years ago and it to really the investments we've made in systems in AI in. Huge teams to monitor that's gotten us. There are your standards tough. Enough I mean that's something that we know is a sticky situation because everybody wants what they find to be offensive police in. As you said, sometimes it borders on my own bias is what I don't WanNa see. But when you look at the standards, where are you guys at particularly because they have in freshly criticized and there's rolling dialogue about whether whether you're going to get tougher? Where are we met? Her students are very tough but they're not as tough as some people would want them to be or they're not as comprehensive as some people would want them to be you know one person's opinion. One person's free expression could be another person's he. We work really hard on these definitions and were very public about the our entire standards are publicly out there including most to the material that the people who use inside their references that were very public about them. You know for the most part, we've always been a very protected society and the criticism has always been on both sides I'll give you an example that was very hot for a while was breastfeeding. We don't do pornography, we don't do breasts. In some parts of the world, a new woman who's naked from the top would be on the front page of every newspaper, and there are people that really believe in breastfeeding. It felt that we were suppressing their free speech because our computer systems were picking up any time. You saw a nipple of any kind even if it was a breastfeeding picture so we've worked more nuance there, but I think over the course of time, people have found us to be very strict on the standards. There are people out there that think are hit standards aren't strong enough. We are continually evaluating them continually making improvements. But I think a lot of people think our standards are too hard and so we try to be as transparent as possible. We try to evolve to meet ongoing things that are things. We'd never heard of no one ever heard of years ago. That are brand new movements that are hateful and there are things that some people find offensive that we do leave up because we think three expression in having that too is critically important in a lot of situations sodden. You're thinking on your role as an information broker during corona virus. How did that? I emerge and how did you deal with that at facebook given? All of the things that the most elite elite medical personnel don't know in yet. Here you are with the responsibility of not disseminating misinformation that may cost people's lives or fan pandemic. So our policy on misinformation is we don't take down we send it to third party fact checkers if it's marked as false or partially false, we dramatically decrease the distribution we market this has been marked false or partially falls and we linked to more information that often can tell the whole side of the story. Even, before Corona virus, we had an exception to that, which is information that was going to cause imminent harm and that policy really came out of other parts of the world. Misinformation was leading to death or imminent harm. The Corona virus we took the stand to things we said we're not going to have information that will lead to imminent harm. And we're going to rely on health experts. We are not decided there was no decision made by your marker anyone on our team. This is true about coronavirus and this is not because we're not experts but we partnered from the beginning with local health authorities the CDC the. H. Show the you know the health ministers in different countries to make sure that we were taking down misinformation. No matter who posted it up would also give very accurate information out and I think sometimes in these discussions, we forget that there are two sides. Of course, we need to take down at least marcus false things that are harmful, but we also have to use our services. To, get out the information people need. So governments like the UK, government local governments when they needed to get messages to their citizens, they've turned on us and we've been I think a very effective way of getting messages out. Interested. In in several high profile advertisers including some that I shot from it said, we're gonNA take a break and it wasn't just facebook it with social media have companies come back and what what are those conversations and like I know. The effect on the bottom line may not be what well understood you do rely. So heavily on smaller and middle sized companies for revenue but but it was a huge moment, a big headline where where are you guys at conversations are they back? So advertisers are starting to come back not but a good number are coming back have come back in process. Look those conversations were really hard John because normally. If someone is boycotting you or is protesting you want you to do a whatever a is in. You don't want to do it. That's not the case at all here the boycotters and the advertisers didn't want hate on facebook and we don't want this book Sosa. I think we had completely aligned goals and we have challenges in enforcing that. So again, we just released our enforcement report. We were at eighty nine percent of finding hate we take down ourselves. Now we're up to ninety five. That's an improvement and we know we have we have further to go. We also do have some notice agreement with people on what hate is we tend to take a broader swath of allowing some information that we think it's free expression to stay on so that people can have dialogue but in terms of hate, I think the real issue is that there's a fundamental misunderstanding of our service out there that we need to do a better job correcting we don't want. Hey. We don't benefit from hey, we don't profit from hey users don't want to see it. Consumers don't WANNA. See it. Advertisers don't want to be next to it. So the the narrative of facebook is leaving pay because they WANNA profit for. That's just just you talked about voters earlier and the initiatives that you're putting your proactively being part of a solution is what I hear you saying. But Marquez said very recently with this electric this unprecedented situation and I'm I'm guessing given your. Your half glass full mentality it's an opportunity but what's at stake here for facebook I? Mean we're all GonNa Blaine facebook if things go wrong and a certain candidate decides to use the platform and you're not taking down information with speed or at all is it a noble no-win situation here or what's at stake for this platforms ability to prove its productive place in this discussion? So we all know that there's a lot at stake for the selection full stop. There's more concern in confusion about how to register to vote what is valid I think there's more concern around misinformation around any kind of coordinated attacks. I think we're going into this election in a totally different place than twenty sixteen and interestingly, I think our track record in twenty eighteen was actually fairly good when people talk about things facebook missed in an election getting upset at us for things that are almost always talking about twenty sixteen you almost never hear about twenty eighteen and there have been hundreds of elections around the world and to look our job is to get people accurate information to be proactive. We are being much more proactive around. Pushing out information in this election and we have or have been before, and that is modeled on what we did with Toronto virus. We are taking that approach doing everything to get rid of the bad. We are doing everything to get in front of people the accurate information as well. And then we want to make sure that people can use the prop. One thing that's worth really thinking about is how many small people small people running for smaller offices. Are Using our platform provisionally when we're in social distancing and can't campaign. That's right. So how do you advertise to? No one's ever heard of me. I'm running for State Senate or I'm running for school board and I want to do it cheaply and efficiently we allow that to happen and we're proud of that role replied. There are you prepared I mean thinking about four more years of questions regarding how quickly you should be policing the president and his tweets given the thus far has a track record that trump is definitely more aggressive with platform Vice President Biden ever has been he trump wins. You're already in a in a in a situation where you guys are have been accused of dragging your feet on or taking a less aggressive stance against him. How do you think about that in a world where we might see four more years of that? It's our. It's our job to have clear and consistent rules. That, we apply in a fair way globally and I know we are very focused that we should be very focused on this election. There are important elections all over the world with people on different sides, and so we have experienced not just in the US cycle, but obviously the hundreds of elections that have happened since since last US cycle and we do we. Get accused from conservatives of being anti-conservative. They look it. Awesome. A see liberal silicon, Valley company I mean, I've been very affiliated Democrat. I remain unaffiliated Democrat other people look at us and they say we're not going far enough and our answer is going to be very clear about what our rules are and working apply them as even handed away as possible we also. Recognize that there should be limits to our power to decide what stays up in. Probably one of the most important things that's going to happen in the upcoming twelve months is the rollout of our content for which we've announced but has not yet come together to play. So for the first time, there's GonNa be a possibility that if you either have something taken down. And you think that's unfair or you take it down or you WanNa leave up in either direction, you can appeal it to the content board in your case much like the court right they'll have more than they can but they'll try to hear the big months. Someone else will decide and that board is independent does not report to mark does not report to me. Were also working with governments around the world. We think government has a very big role to play. Wouldn't it be good if governments to find hate rather than private companies would you be good if governments defined what is a political ad? Not Private companies were working hard to make sure that there are checks and balances and that the government's role is really important not just here around the world. You're not just the Democrat I mean you're you're a friend of the president presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket at an I I don't know the. Friendship, but definitely, it's been noted that the two of you have relationship you've been support I'm wondering if you're kind of jaw drops a little bit about the delicate role that you need to play his business leader given facebook's place in society if you're running Ben and Jerry's, which is much smaller if you're running. Patagonia. If you were running for Motor Company, you probably feel a little bit more free an mistaken to be supportive and to give the porch that you want to feel it all that your your ability to help is checked by your role I mean, my day job is facebook and my nights on Facebook, and then you know I work on my foundation as well, and so it is not my job to be very active in the political process and I've chosen a career that keeps me in business. So I don't wake up in the morning. You know what should I be doing politics 'cause I wake up in the morning with a very big job for facebook I. think that's consistent with business leaders. You know as a woman and as a woman who's long fought for the role of women to have more to celebrate ambition to celebrate what we're reaching for the highest office I'm thrilled to see a woman about to be nominated a woman of color about to be nominated and I spoke out anatomy horse I would do. Of course, I would do that and my foundation has done that as well. Do need to think twice about how supportive I mean it it's not a heavy lifting to be supportive publicly. Meaning you don't have to put in a lot of hours, but like running a news organization, I mean it kind of is a proxy for what facebook has become what we think of as a neutral platform even well, I've said, we're GONNA work with anyone who wins for us. So when I'm asked when you work with trump, if he wins the election, will you work with Biden if he sorry president trump if he wins the election we work with Vice, President Biden. Of course, we don't get to pick. Citizens elect their governments and we work with them, and we work with all over the world and we have to be willing and able to do that. Would you work for President Biden if there was a president Biden, you know I have a long decided I had my time. I worked at the Treasury Department under President Clinton and it was an amazing opportunity. What about the open seat in California right now not interested at all I mean. I really love my job and I really have so much respect for mark and my colleagues. Every day is not easy I don't expect anyone feel sorry for me or any of us we have great opportunities big role to play. We have serious responsibility to get this election right? We have serious responsibility to get hate and you know misogyny off the platform. against, wake up every business, I feel lucky to have this opportunity and I feel lucky to work for someone who is strong and has such conditions as mark. Are you having a guest one final question is the enormity of that task of getting it right. Your back and forth about what that looks like all day. But getting it right as a business challenge. Also, when I say this, I wonder if you are amazed at the trajectory of the importance of this as a public trust, almost as a is an institution and we aren't just considering a business but has a responsibility to society. Is there one? That outweighs the other giving you have shareholders, others, or is there is there a way to balance those two things at the same time? These things that people think are in conflict sometimes, but I really don't think they are we need people to trust our service we need people to trust that we're GONNA make content decisions not for profit on either side. But for the right for the right reasons and to doing the things that need our responsibility to protect elections takedown hit, they don't trade off against the business. They're important to drive the business. Now, there is a resource tradeoff rehiring engineer. We can put them on an ad program to build rags ads we can put them on safety we can put them on security. Of course, we have resource trade-offs, research trips of my time reserves tradeoffs mark if you look at how do our jobs and you compare it to for years ago, Mark Myself All of our senior leaders Chris Cox who just came back. Incredible. Chief Product Officer Mike Shrimp for our incredible. CTO We all spend a lot more of our time on the protection of the community. Then we did five years ago but I think that is super important and for a while we were playing catch up and I think all of these things work together. There's not a trade offs. We have to absolutely meet our responsibility and build our business and without meeting our responsibility, we're not going to build Turkishness. Kyi No your plane to grab people from. What you go Thank you for your time. It's always nice talking to and. Until next up. On.
Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing
High desert flower farming in Arizona with Aishah Lurry of Patagonia Flower Farm
"Was thinking about you all week thinking, how is she farming when it's over a one hundred degrees so give us sort of a snapshot of your farm and like how do you cope with those conditions? Well, let me tell you first of all, we're in what's called the high desert where about four thousand feet above sea level. So we're in the mountain. Okay. So near probably always consistently ten degrees cooler than Tucson in almost fifteen degrees cooler than Phoenix. So settle a little secret about where you are is because of allegation exactly now it's hot outside it's a little hot, but you know it works in it's funny because one of the benefits about living here it does snow. We get snow in the winter, but it's usually gone by noon our ground never freezes. So the soil is always workable all and very rarely have like a hard frost. So if you think of like I, go up in Boston, it would start to get colder and colder nine pm pm and that's when the coldest would happen. But here the coldest time it seems like is early in the morning three or five. In the sun rises in warm things up in usually. So is just a click fraud so that can damage some plants but for the most part, we have no problem. So I don't know and I I just I guess, I have the desire to grow flowers GonNa make it happen or the variances is what's crazy is that it can be like ninety five degrees during the day and then in the thirties at night. It's crazy I mean I was thinking when you talked about snowing in the morning at least you're getting precipitation where other parts of Arizona are not getting precipitation. So even though it snow, it becomes the moisture the roots need that's in. It's wonderful when the snow slowly melts in and gets into the soil, you really can't beat that. while. So give us snapshot of Patagonia Flower Farm, and of course I pick a Patagonia as the clothing, but it's actually the name of a town and I believe a mountain somewhere, right? Yes. In it's actually pronounced Pentagon Yep. Okay Not like the brand to girl. No. So it's very hilly. We got a lot of grasslands here Yes. So it's really really beautiful. A lot of people think of Arizona and they think of Oh. It's everything's GonNa be dry. We've got quite a bit of green going on Yeah. It's really a beautiful town the Pentagon, yet self only has about a thousand people that that live here Old Mining town in it's quite a lot of retire. You can imagine a lot of artists, letter retirees, a lot of women. So it's an interesting sweets out. Wow. That's I wanNA visit. That sounds really wonderful. Yeah and is there much agriculture they're like. Are. You a lone ranger to use the Weser your lot. Of course. Now, a lot of people are gardening. You know it's funny because there is A. Organization here in town that I work very very closely with called Borderland Restoration. So they have a big greenhouse here where they sell native plants in the harvest seeds germinate the season, create more plans to restore the over you know. Overworked will say off. Areas of. Of. Southern Arizona. So so yeah. So. There are few. Let me think. So, before I moved here like years before there was a A Dalia grower here believe it or not, and I know that they must have had a lot of shade because we need the shape of the Dahlia's but But yeah. So a little bit here and there but I think borderlands nursery is the biggest like grower right now and it is mostly native Oh. That's so interesting. So your what's the size and scale of of your farm and give us a snapshot of what all the pieces to the puzzle there. Okay. So. I am what is called a micro farm about or thousand square feet, and I'm growing things very tightly together and I. You know I took 'em a Florette alumni I took her class in twenty seventeen. So I follow a lot of her protocols and the only differences I do a no till I keep the landscape fabric down and Yes. So so that's if I do the landscape fabric I've got who those short tunnels I don't have a greenhouse yet, but one day. And yes, I have an area where I'm doing mostly perennials and then I have my annual and at borderlands has been so gracious of allowing me to use a quite about fifteen hundred square feet where I've been growing sunflowers in in the ground or undercover know in the ground vendor landscape fabric on their property warring. Yeah. But I love it that like you've been entrepreneurial enough to figure out how to. Access land that wasn't being utilized, but you knew would be perfect for some flowers. Eight. Wow.
Between Renting and Buying, Unagi Offers Personal Scooters With a Subscription
"These scooters. There are many of them out there. But how many of them can you subscribe to? David Hyman has a company called. And he is offering read full not reynolds but subscription. To instead of paying a thousand dollars for a new scooter David wants to tell you all about subscription. Hi David. How's it going tests you same here or tell everybody what you got. Sure. So We started Nadi about two and a half years ago. Because we felt that there was a market in this game from my own personal experience of people want to own scooters have one in their possession. It's up, rent them on the street and I got frustrated with ridesharing scooters both. From kind of a at Adnan experience, where wrote a lime scooter to a whole foods and I came out with my groceries and? was. Gone because somebody took it wrote away back and I had just bought inexpensive pint of ice cream and I ended up walking home with melted ice cream. And I thought why don't I just own one of these things like Not, not to mention the urban blight, right that the separate conversation I know you're down in. Southern California people can't hit three steps in tripping over one, right so. I just like the ownership model all. and. So we launched to ninety two years ago. Our hunch was correct. We we were selling hundreds a month, and since covid has hit, we are now showing thousands of. With folks s by coming on board to carry our scooter and new Europe Europe photographer being H Photo Outta Rama. Now Sell our scooter. Are Scooters it's the best electric. Scooter. Poured. Electric Scooter you can own this. Don't just take my word for it There's over a hundred reviews online that states the best electric scooter you could have, but it's a thousand dollars and not everyone can afford that. So we've been asking yourself, how have we reach abroad her audience? And so What is this? When is this going? Live this life when you want it to go live? So. So Logging all access is our new subscription service. It is thirty nine dollars a month. No commitment. There's a one time fifty dollars setup fee. And that's it. We bring it to Your Place Felice ambled. It's dropped off by an inaugural represented if You don't have to assemble it. Don't have to deal with the box and whenever you're done with it, we come and pick it up. But. We think that. Indian. That's New York because of the tour. Angeles in New York, city is where we're launching. Correct. If anything ever goes wrong with the scooter we at your door and under twenty four and we just hot swap another one. So you know skewed downtime. And Insurance is included. So, if anything goes wrong with the scooter, if it's stolen or any form of damage. There's an eighty, five dollar deductible. Now you said you started the company based on melted ice cream. So what happens when you ride your scooter to whole foods and walkout in walk into the store to get the Ice Cream? What do you do with your scooter that you are now subscribing to? So you can either lock it like a bicycle regular you locked works. Scooter so light I throw it in my shopping cart. That's what I did. I mean, it is. It's twenty six pounds. It's the kind of thing that you can bring it any cafe or restaurant. You know we we sell thousands a month, the normal use case with our scooters that. You take it. Everywhere you go and we really designed for portability. Normal. Users under not. Ride to. Our or a subway can take it on the subway and then pop out and take it with them. It takes up no footprint on the subway. It's got one plate folding mechanism only weighs twenty six pounds and it's you know how to arrange and it's electric. So it moves along. Nineteen miles an hour. I mean, you know it's gone incredible amount of torque because it's dual motor see can go fairly steep hills with it. And where do you make them? We make them in Shenzhen. Okay. Everything else okay. Correct. But we are in American company eight I'm proud to say, I, think out of every electric scooter company than. Scooters were the only American based electric, Scooter Company. And our customer services you incredible. So we treated like Patagonia were the only electric company that has a phone number. You can call people pick up the phone and talk to you. Now is the reason that sales went up the delete because of the maybe a lot of people don't want to take the bus and be around people and things like that. Yeah, I mean there's been this kind of seismic shift towards quota. Personal transportation people not wanting to get on public transportation, not get on ride shares, not getting share googlers, shared lifts, and so there's a real need right now you know there's especially you know New York skiers are becoming legal on Sunday. There there's you know we went volt markets to start because we couldn't choose between the two. La Is. The scooter epicenter of the planet. But L. New York's got a real need right now. So we decided to launch in. Baltimore. So. Anybody listening. We're now in the middle, the MO, the middle of summer. So when do you expect to start hitting Chicago in Boston and San Francisco and some of the other major markets? I. I'm not going to throw any any M. Any dates but those cities are are the first ones on our list. Okay. But certainly, they wanted to spend a thousand dollars you could buy you could buy one Tamar. Absolutely and you can't finance it on our website is well. But put thirty nine dollars a month into perspective. That's that's a dollar forty a day. New York subway ride today's three dollars and fifty cents for one Ri-. A rideshare scooter from lime were bird is about five bucks. So. Five dollars a ride. For. Daily commuter there's been two hundred dollars a month for grossly inferior product that half the time the batteries are dead or they're broken when you go to them not to mention the issues but share right now so. And it's yours and it's your germs and not somebody else's your germs and keep the streets clean et keeps your neighborhood looking good and it's no different for your city than owning a bicycle and you get a little bit of
Business Wars Daily
Columbia Sportswear's Gert Boyle Faced Down Sexism and Ageism
"Boyle. Grew. Columbia sportswear into a downfield powerhouse is the third Nar five-part series on the origin stories of iconic companies. We originally aired this episode about boils legacy after she died last. November, let's listen back. She was one tough mother and proud of it. Gert Boyle, the ninety five year old Chairman of Columbia Sportswear died earlier this month since then accolades poured in for boil, she was a formidable funny icon of the outdoor apparel world notorious for her resilience and her toughness qualities that empowered her to guide Columbia from near bankruptcy in the early seventies to what the New York. Times. Now calls the largest outerwear brand in the United States, a three billion dollar business. Gert Boyle was born gertrude lamb from in Germany in one, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty, four, when she was thirteen, the family fled Nazi Germany moving to Portland Oregon there her father lamb from bought the Rosenfeld hat company worried about antisemitism. He changed the name to the Columbia hat company. Columbia evolved from hats to outdoor year including a fishing vest that Gert than a homemaker raising three kids designed. Gertz husband Neil Boyle eventually became CEO of the family business. But in nineteen seventy, the forty seven year, old leader suffered a fatal heart attack. Suddenly Gert found herself at the helm of an eight. Hundred Thousand Dollar Company. She had no idea how Neil had run it nor how she and her son twenty, one year old, Timothy would manage. As CEO of Columbia Gert frequently encountered sexism, but she always had an acerbic comeback as the new. York Times reported Gert recalled that a businessman upon learning. She was the president exclaimed, but you're a woman her answer. You know I noticed that when I got up this morning. Still, the combination of rampant sexism in her inexperience almost killed the company by Nineteen seventy-one. Gert. Agreed to entertain an offer to purchase it. But when the buyer a man offered, only fourteen hundred dollars she custom out and slammed the door in his face wrote Doug Schnitt span who profiled her for outside magazine. Gert said for fourteen hundred dollars. I would just as soon run this business into the ground myself that encounter galvanized Gruden Tim with a combination of unconventional strategies including being the first to use the waterproof fabric. GORTEX. They saved Colombia and set it on its growth path while all of their outdoor industry rivals including the north face in Patagonia. Marketed their wares to elite climbers and adventurers girding in Tim, we're happy to sell their products. Products at department stores at lower prices that strategy shocked the young industry and it worked so too did the Marketing Campaign Gert? Boyle is best known for the one that featured her as just what she was. One tough mother that campaign which ran from nineteen, eighty, four to two, thousand, five depicted gert down to earth mob oil. Now, take no nonsense mother who didn't suffer fools gladly, and who would allow nothing less than perfection A. A string of TV ads showed Gert using her son Tim as a product Tester to prove that they're outerwear was both warm and waterproof. In the first. She had tim dressed in Columbia's famous three layer system. Walk through a car wash. Her favorite one was one in which she drove a Zamboni on a hockey rink. Right over her long suffering son dressed in Columbia gear. Of course, he was lying the ice breathing through a straw. Straw apprentice out of the same era for the boundary peak parker quoted the Middle Aged Gert, saying I've got hot flashes to keep me warm. You'll need something that zips mob boils tough. Mother ads are credited with transforming a little known business into a household name inside the company. Her wit was also on display. She summed up her guidance for other leaders. This way early to bed early to rise work like hell and advertise. She might have added and work like hell. Until the day you die, she made it to the office on her ninety fifth birthday in March and was still having business discussions shortly before her death on November third according to outsides Schmidt's Pon. Gert Boyle will be remembered for many things among them, her belief which she shared often with younger women that a woman could do anything and also her conviction that older workers are assets in the workplace. Indeed, in her nineties, she wrote perhaps my presence in the office offers a message that managers liked to put older workers out to pasture. Out. To lunch.
Could Science Build a Better Grain?
"The ever increasing need to feed Earth's growing population and not always cautious ways that we grow our food are some of the factors that have put our plants environment in peril. Farming accounts for nearly a quarter of human emissions that are warming the atmosphere, and as much as half of that comes from plowing the soil to grow crops, such as wheat, corn and soybeans, which releases carbon, dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, the latter byproduct of fertilizer use, but researchers have been working on ways to reduce the harmful environmental effects of agriculture. One potentially promising innovation is a grain the goes by the trademarked name, her Kneza like familiar grains it can be made into flour for use inbred breakfast, cereal, and other foods, and also as an ingredient in products, ranging from beard ice cream. But unlike many other grains, Kerns is a perennial plant meaning that once it's planted. It'll keep coming back up year after year. It doesn't have to be replanted from scratch year, so it cuts down on labor. In addition, Kerns a has a deep root system it reaches over ten feet or three meters into the soil, and may help to sequester or capture atmospheric carbon that root system could also make more resistant to the impact of drought related to climate change in some areas. Currency was picked by the Land Institute a Salina Kansas based organization founded in Nineteen, seventy, six, the founder West Jackson recognized that a big problem of modern agriculture was that it was wearing the soil by focusing upon monoculture, growing a single crop in a certain area as that practice intensified on modern farms. It's destructive. Downsides became more and more evident in the form of erosion and worn out soil that required increasing amounts of fertilizer, creating increasingly polluted groundwater Jackson saw the development perennial grains to replace annual ones as a vital part of the solution to those problems. The Land Institute's website explains given that grains makeup over seventy percent of our global caloric consumption and over seventy percent of our. Our global croplands, transitioning from an extractive annual model to a perennial model is the best chance we have create truly regenerative food future, but developing new food crops is difficult and time intensive challenge back in Nineteen ninety-three scientists at the Rodale Institute and Other Research Organization identified a plant called intermediate wheat grass species related to wheat as a promising candidate that might be developed into a perennial grain. They worked with researchers from the United States. Department of Agriculture to breed the plant and improve its fertility and seed size in two thousand and three, the Land Institute began working with intermediate wheat grass as well after years of breeding the plant. They developed Kerns the trade name for their variety. In some ways, the process of developing a new crop hasn't changed much since prehistoric times. It involves breeding generation after generation of a plant taking the best from each new batch, and reading them together an effort to promote whatever desirable characteristics your seeking, however plant breeders these days have some tools that the ancients lacked the land institute employed a process called molecular breeding, in which they use genetic analysis to determine the traits of the plant should have even before it grows to full. Full size in order spot plants, but the most potential for breeding. We spoke with Rachel thrower the institute's Chief Strategy Officer. She explained it's taken us ten thousand years, and an intensified two hundred years of modern reading to get the crops. We have today. It's taken twenty to get Kerns to where it is, it might take another twenty to get it to competing at scale with the annuals. But in the effort to turn Kerns a into a commercially viable crop. There's a lot of work ahead. Stroller says that researchers are now working to increase the size number of seeds produced by each plant, and to increase the height of the plants. One drawback of currency is the unlike conventional wheat. It doesn't yet lend itself to free threshing, in which the edible grain is easily loosened from the plant. It instead requires another step called D. hulling to remove the skin of the seed before it can be turned. Turned into flour, that's because the stems remain green, after the plant matures conventional wheat withers, and is thus more easily separated in addition to breeding currency to make suitable for free threshing in the future, scientists are working to make the yield produced by real working farms match what they've been able to achieve on their research plots to that end. They're gathering data from the farmers to help figure out how to time the harvest. What settings would optimal for combines and other factors that might make the fields more productive. Researchers are also working with Baker's chefs, brewers and distillers to develop products that utilize curtains to help create a future market for it. One product already on the market is long route. Pale Ale who's maker Patagonia provision sites Kerns environmental positives in its marketing and last year general mills. CASCADIA and farms brand produced a limited edition. Honey toasted Kerns, a serial, which it sold to raise funds for the researchers. We also spoke via email was Steve, Coleman and assistant professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and Ohio State University, and the CO author of two thousand eighteen bioscience article on Kerns cultivation methods. He said up and working with Kerns F for ten years, and it's been a fun adventure. I think one of the things that I've really come to appreciate. Is that successfully? Domesticating developing a new crop requires more work than anyone can really appreciate.
In The House with Ken and Jared
Facebook Tightens Controls on Speech as Ad Boycott Grows
"On our Facebook is speaking out with new initiatives targeting hate speech and voter suppression in a social media ad boycott companies like Unilever Patagonia Verizon and others have pulled their ads from Facebook over concerns about how the plan for mishandling hate speech online everyone who girls staying healthy and good now Facebook founder mark Zuckerberg addressing is workers saying changes are being implemented beginning today Facebook will ban a wider category of hateful content in ads were able to identify almost ninety percent of the hate speech that we remove a before anyone even has to
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Birthday party leaves 18 in Texas family with coronavirus
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NYC judge rejects Trump family effort to halt tell-all book
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NYC judge rejects Trump family effort to halt tell-all book
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Verizon joins ad boycott of Facebook over hateful content
"Hi Mike Rossi are reporting Verizon joins an ad boycott of Facebook over hateful content Verizon is joining a boycott of advertising on Facebook in a campaign to pressure the company to do more to keep racist and violent information off its platform is the hash tag stop hate for profit campaign is supposed to last through July other advertisers who have pledged to boycott Facebook Instagram and other company services include outdoor gear companies Patagonia the north face and R. III in a statement Facebook executive Carolyn Iverson said the company remains committed to purging hateful content from its services hi Mike Rossi up
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Verizon joins ad boycott of Facebook over hateful content
"Hi Mike Rossi are reporting Verizon joins an ad boycott of Facebook over hateful content Verizon is joining a boycott of advertising on Facebook in a campaign to pressure the company to do more to keep racist and violent information off its platform is the hash tag stop hate for profit campaign is supposed to last through July other advertisers who have pledged to boycott Facebook Instagram and other company services include outdoor gear companies Patagonia the north face and R. III in a statement Facebook executive Carolyn Iverson said the company remains committed to purging hateful content from its services hi Mike Rossi up
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Verizon joins ad boycott of Facebook over hateful content
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Verizon joins ad boycott of Facebook over hateful content
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