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"peace corps" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Volunteer military for all of its benefits in some ways does provide a disproportionate burden on a few families and there are many people out there who know everybody they know it seems like it's a veteran but there are many many more many many more who don't know anybody who's a veteran and there's something wrong with that Yeah I mean I was the first person in my family to serve in the military since my grandfather served in World War II in the Pacific And so personally I understand that I feel that a lot of questions from my own family on why I wanted to do it I still feel a lot of questions from them on the specifics of what I did in my service and how I've dealt with it since I've left the service I will say the all volunteer military is a great thing because there's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer And when you take the all volunteer military that buys into being part of an organization that is serving something greater than their individual selves and Afghanistan is a great example We've seen mental health issues spike after the which I won't Afghanistan but the amount of good that we did for the people of Afghanistan in the 20 years that we were there there's an entire generation of young men and women Women in particular in Afghanistan that had access to education had access to all sorts of benefits that they never would have had had we not been there So you always have to look at the good that the individual service members did during their time of service and I think you can directly tie that to the all volunteer military despite to your point several challenges that are associated with that But on balance I do think the all volunteer military is a good thing Yes I would agree on ballots but although I think some mandatory form of service beat in the uniformed military the health service the peace corps whatever I still think it's a good idea Now then I want to rap with again phone numbers that people need to be aware of Please if you could repeat that one more time Yes So the veteran crisis line which is the crisis line that veterans can utilize if they're if they're going through a real tough time and they're at that point The long form is one 802 7 three 8 two 5 5 and you press one The reach act which was recently passed by Congress started to transition the veteran crisis line to the 9 8 8 national suicide hotline to incorporate veterans So 9 8 8 if you don't remember anything else Also the vets for warriors line which connects veterans to other veterans that may have similar experiences to them and they can talk to somebody Is one 8 5 5 that talk that's one 8 5 5 vet talk So those are some great resources that veterans can utilize and that family and friends can remember In case they're needed Outstanding Thank you Cole for being with us We really appreciate it Absolutely Thanks for having me John You bet Cole Lyle executive director of mission roll call dot org We'll be back with more on the Jimbo header show in just a moment Finding great candidates to hire can be like well trying to find a needle in a haystack Sure you can post your job.
WTOP 24 Hour News
Fresh update on "peace corps" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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The Vance Crowe Podcast
"peace corps" Discussed on The Vance Crowe Podcast
"Eventually you get tired of me a victim you take into your own hands and so now so now becomes I think you've had this conversation before you know it becomes looking at the structure of of obedience law right and it's like okay. Yeah it's illegal for me to take another life. How however is it. Is it okay from me to go on starving. When there's no options for me to eat is it. Okay for me to live in unhabitable situations. When i know there is if i just had an additional five hundred dollars a month and it's something that miniscule with like five literally will make a break someone's life and likelihood and then being able to see their basic needs it and so. That's one of the things that i've always said. And i've always said this. I'll be the sacrificial lamb. I will figure out a way for you to get that additional money. That additional resource. So you do not have to make those those same decision so you can't change the way that you think so you can focus on your future and not the president where nine year basic needs met before i went to kenya. My for the peace corps. Dad pulled me aside and he's like no vance the biggest difference between you and the people that you're going to be with and he's like you won't really understand this until much later is that they don't know anyone that knows anyone that can help them and my dad was making reference to the fact that i've been poor. I've had like ten dollars in my account before and not been able to buy are only buying roman noodles are barely able to pay my rent or whatever now my dad was like yeah but at the end of the day. If something really did happen there are people that would come through for you. But if you're living in an existence where you don't even know anyone that can help you out..
What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood
"peace corps" Discussed on What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood
"Now how did you first see that. As a parent. I wouldn't think necessarily like cia. Training and parenting have a lot. I would think those van diagrams are just two separate circles right. But what even gave you this concept. I love that you said van diagram because that is totally how. I've used to see a. And i describe it like that a lot because i thought of like. Here's my life over here at the cia and then it became apparent and they're like these two separate spheres but really there is so much overlap in it wasn't until i had observed away. My husband was parenting. So he had three kids when we met and they were six eight and nine and he was already using some of these principles. And i remember. I was kind of skeptical at first. Because i had viewed visas parts of my life. And i always thought i would be more of a helicopter type parent. I was a lot more anxious than he was. Of course. I was coming from the analytic side. I was someone who's more data driven. More kind of black and white. The way i viewed the world or my husband is much more kind of suave lives in the gray true spy i suppose and you know he was using some of these principles and i noticed that he gave his kids so much autonomy but he also just kinda gave him this independence. They were making purchases in the store by themselves. They were all able to ride a motorcycle at those ages. They were shooting bowen arrow. They would just really interesting kids so well rounded and that's one of the key qualities that we emphasize throughout the book. It's this idea of being well rounded because when you're conducting espionage you're building relationships with other people with an ultimate goal of getting them to agree to a clandestine relationship with the cia riots union to build trust with them and one of the best ways to build trust is to build a rapport through common interests and socio officers often want to be very multifaceted so that they can build these relationships with people in so that's a concept that we've adapted with our kids and that was one of the things that i noticed right off the bat with ryan's kids when we were dating was that they were so multifaceted and they i mean they were more interesting than i was and i was nearly thirty years old and i was like. Oh my goodness these kids have all these hobbies their incredible and so i knew he was doing something right. You might think from the outside that teaching kids to ride motorcycles and shoot bows arrows and being ready for any outcomes that that would create kids who are constantly looking over their shoulder who were fearful or who lived in our reality where something really bad's going to happen all the time but in practice you have found that's actually the opposite is true exactly so yeah it does the opposite. It's not raising them to be paranoid thinking that there's danger lurking around every corner. You know instead. Were preparing them to go out in the world by introducing these ideas in a very organic adventurous and fun way over
"peace corps" Discussed on KOMO
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OC Talk Radio
"peace corps" Discussed on OC Talk Radio
"And it was for a ninety day trial and after ninety days don called. My dad said okay. We'll we'll keep them but we're going to keep the box and don seven years on don still has the. Vox always a threat. You might be sent back north here. That's how i know. It's time for my annual review hopeful. The box out. It must be for everything. Yeah now. I'm gonna guess again here. You want to join the peace corps. I already hear you wind solar. You have a certain vision of by wanting to change the world not just change my own life and make a little money and hadlow fund and help a few people locally. I see bigger visions. Am i hearing correctly here. You know the truth. Is that the reason i came down. Here was my dad. And i just eventually couldn't get along anymore. We try. i love my dad very much. We were just on vacation together last week. And we're very close. Nobody should ever work with their family or their friends more than a weekend. I was fun for weekend. It's something do but come on. This is really hard to work with family and friends. Well they say your family knows how to push your buttons. Because they're the ones that installed so we just decided that it was for our relationship. We couldn't work together more and it was actually my dad's idea. I don't think it ever really occurred to me. I don't know what i was thinking. I hadn't really thought much about it but could've just left and gone on with your life. You're young gone back to school. Who knows but my dad actually called dawn and suggested it and then dawn called me and said well. What do you think and i flew down here and spend a day or two kind of. I'm gonna guess. Maybe you're resisting this. But i'm gonna guess your dad thought if you can't work with me but i've maybe this'll fulfill maybe. This is a bigger part of a picture. Here bigger vision. Well so i think that'll make alterior motive my role especially in today still at pedagogue but initially one hundred percent of my role was focused on supporting the dealers. I'll and so he wants an insider in there. It's really one of the looking back. I was just thinking about this the other day. It's really rewarding for me in humbling in a way to think of the impact that my role and in my dad's business you know. It's obviously made a huge difference in his life to have given him a sense of purpose and giving him his financial security to have this. Is he six. Oh yes oh yes yeah yeah. He's he's still he's got two locations in the sacramento area. And you know. I can't take credit for it but i know i played a part in it and so. That's really rewarding. And of course he finally got his vision and you help either through the struggle or the sleeping in the back room or whatever whatever it was had would think you had some role in that well and so what he got. When i came down here to work for pedagogy he's still got the benefit of my services. Because i'm there to support him But now something else pay paying the bill. That was his thinking but it worked out. And it's just been just been an incredible. We're going to have to get you on here now and here. His son totally different all right so now your pet ago and what do you do at pedagogy. Well so i started had a pretty broad charter if you wanna call it that and it was. How big was pedagogue. It must have been pretty small company..
The Wisdom Podcast
Guy Armstrong on Illuminating Emptiness
"And guy i wanted to thank you for joining us and welcome. You will thank you very much for having me that happy to be here with your love talking about this topic and all the other dharma that i know you and i might share wonderful and so i thought you know you've had a long history with the insight tradition and i was wondering how you You know. I got into practicing in that tradition. Well it's kind of a long story. I started off reading about buddhism. And i bought my first book on buddhism when i was sixteen years old i knew nothing about it. I was in the middle of the country growing up in a suburb of missouri. And for some reason. I picked up this book in a bookstore called the way of sam. I alan watts. I didn't read it right away. But when i got into college in all these kind of new ideas were floating through the counterculture and i got interested in started reading what i could find and mostly at that time it was about Zan by alan watts of dt suzuki. So i did a lot of reading but unfortunately nobody told me. I needed to meditate and so it was all conceptual and intellectual or mid that point but it did it did establish from me a real interest in asia A strong poll. Jj from from that time. and so. After i graduated from college. I went into the peace corps in malaysia which was right next door to thailand so when i visited thailand i really felt a good connection i felt at home and then when i got back to the states settled in palo alto and i met a meditation teacher who was a student of the tide teacher. Dear bamba who not a lot of people have heard about but she was teaching for pasta in nineteen seventy four in palo alto so i became interested in. That's where i got my start in. Actually sitting down and meditating
Against The Odds
"peace corps" Discussed on Against The Odds
"Find the one that speaks to you. Explore the new collection of nine ninety nine audio books on the apple. Books app dean. I have been to that part of the world. And there is a magic in that part of the world that i have never felt before and i'd love for you to explain it to everybody. Peace corps has a saying people in peace corps..
The Tightrope with Dan Smolen
"peace corps" Discussed on The Tightrope with Dan Smolen
"That you know. My grandfather came to this country in nineteen thirteen with nothing and within twenty five years time. He built a gorgeous luxury home. That was the epitome of the american dream. Now the home building associations are very powerful. And they perpetuate that notion of the american dream. And i think as is the case with your estate attorney client. Sometimes we get involved in things out of a motion or out of a perceived quick need without really thinking it all out. I will tell you this. I've never been happier than i am now. And why is that for five years. Now i have not owned real estate. I'm making more money in equities trading than i ever did in real estate. I was terrible it real estate. We were happy if we got a little bit ahead. We never made a killing. Yeah real estate is a pickle. I'll tell you that you can do great or you can go bust. Yeah it's not for me not for me. Hey i wanted to ask you about something that you did prior to the work that you do now. And that's being involved with the peace corps now. What the peace corps has to do with wealth management. I'm not sure were but you must have learned something engaging with people who had very little or had nothing. What are your thoughts on that. You know i remember dan. I had some friends over in two or three times during my service. They were like angela really should stop leaving money around right because they'd be be hanging out and they'd come in and my little hut and they'd see like a little bit of change or you know a bill here and there. You know how we do that in the us we have money. I have money on the kitchen table downstairs right now. They would gather for me all the time and give it to me. You shouldn't leave your money laying around and for me. It was just like it was just change. It was just you know. I took it out of my pocket. I came back from town to get on my pocket. Set it down in remember having these conversations with myself about this notion of of extreme poverty. Because that's really what it was you know. We didn't have running water. Lot of families still didn't have electricity..
ACG - The Best Gaming Podcast
"peace corps" Discussed on ACG - The Best Gaming Podcast
"We'll just play the level six or and we've had ten per game. Munchkin i think and they still in pretty quickly as long as people. Aren't you do have the people who don't like conflict so then it can be difficult because in some way munchkin if you do conflict with others you can dire. They can die and it can be a little faster. But i've had some times where people are just gearing up. And you get that guiraud where everybody's looking at the other person shifty eyed. Because they know. Someone's gonna take that someone and what's funny is this is not a sexist thing. I wanna make sure that this is clear in our group strangely enough as antagonistic. As all the guys are it is never the guys who attacked people. I ever like my wife's friend she. She is ruthless ruthless. Like a mother looking at a child just going. You disappoint me. Leave this whole never return so you'll be like gearing up and you'll be okay you know you're you're grabbing your little chits your poker chips. Whatever you're like. I'm level too and i got a steed and i have a fucking bucket on my head and carrying the two liter for my weapon. Feeling pretty good and it gets to her point and then she'll be and then i know people don't like me because i'm loud. I just know it. Her friends are. They probably like me. But they're like he's still annoying. So here's what they do. I'm gonna attack someone. And i'm like dude. Just say me. Because i don't have time i. My life is too short for us to pretend you're not attacking me and it's always me they'll be like Jeremy who. I wonder who'll. Let's see the thing if you have antagonistic group. We've instigated a dice rule. Kind of thing where you like. Highest ice gets attacked. Because you can get some. If you've got some antagonistic friends there and then somebody gets attacked. And they feel like their game is over and everybody else gets to play for a while i am. I have a couple of friends who are little. I don't know what the turkey kid in the corner like the pounding pounding. Thank you and you just like. Probably not the best. We'll just do a random when we play. The women owned them in most of the time. Why because it's hard to bluff them and their patients is then like yeah. I don't know if that's just like a thing Most likely it's because all of the people who married us have to be really patient with. They just got to be patient. People hungry hippo. Oh my god. That's an old game monopoly. Somebody said you guys play monopoly. Ever i dude. I played it once and it lasted for three days. I was playing university. We had it set up into the last three. That was the last time. What's up dude. That's the thing right with life's too short is life's too short. I do the video game version where you can skip the plight like i play but will be like you know. Let them do their thing. I won't watch the peace corps the board. That's pretty that works out pretty well snakes and ladders. Because it's simple. I can't tell if you're joking. You really do snakes and ladders. Because i think snakes and ladders is like a game for zero year-olds. I'm so yes. It is simple. there was another one sorry. Did you ever play sorry. These are no games man. I bet you most people i'm platelets. What else are we got questions. All right next up from nova blue you open gaming company. What would be the main principle or rule for every game..
Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
"peace corps" Discussed on Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
"And then there's other. There's other areas in that section of the world that. Oh no i think they had this whole third ethnic group. That doesn't even see themselves as cohesive think grill because they're just travelers but it's one of the few parts where they can freely travel so there is a larger. I think population than other places. And you have the. I don't i think Until march when the pandemic happened. I was there like just observing trying to figure out like where do you even start the best. I could do is expand joy for the kids. That's what everyday thinking about and one other question on this just because it's something i'm fascinated by that you might know a lot about arthur areas of the world in that general region that are countries that a lot of americans have never even heard of because they're not recognized in their sovereignty but they're sort of like put upon lands where there's less laws because of that and and more hardship unrecognized nations basically that lot of us over here on this side of the the punt don't really understand exist yet like that. Coal region has just been in conflict since the crusade. Like the i so wild like. I'm so like fortunate to have been able to go and experience for sure like see what it's like But i mean if you wanna talk about like american foreign aid policy and like i think what happens. A lot with peace corps volunteers. It's like you know it's a lot of white people that go and try and be like. Oh this is like. I'm married i. It's so great like you should buy into our ideals. And then i was there when trump was president and i was like. I can't defend this. I don't know what feel like. I'm deeply patriotic. But i'm not one to tell you how to run your country or far less like how to run your school. No hitting kids as bad like that was anything like i had such clear like black and white truth in my life and there was even one point when it was there where he's like. I mean is germ theory. Real like germs. Ju- like i had to constantly question right now cause also old ladies in the village are like no germs. Don't exist like what are you gonna have like this is. This is why we're just fifteen minutes in thirty three. I feel like. I already know you more than other callers because i'm so well acquainted with your name. It's that's okay when you get to a situation the peace corps where you get to schools and you realize that they're hitting children which is so taboo in in the western world. When i don't actually know if that's fair call easter i don't know if i just mislabeled if i'm ignorant gives your question i will. What's the peace corps policy on that part of your job as the peace corps representative to step in and go. Hey this is actually really frowned upon. Can we work on changing this or are you instructed. Hey you're gonna run into some local local customs that are really offensive to your sensibilities but you have to respect the local culture. It's a little bit of both and like everything is just an area of gray like they're not going to specifically tell you what to do. So i the wrecking. The culture is based on like authority and saving face. So there's nothing..
The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani
"peace corps" Discussed on The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani
"Falke rather than the regular seven. Having more time for your kids who wouldn't want that so let's give a big warm mind valley. Welcome to go. The i go. Hi bobby a grid. Really glad to be a russian. I looking forward to this for a long time. Absolutely so i will tell us a little bit about yourself what you dive so deep into productivity going from the the countryside of eastern ukraine where i was a peace corps volunteer p the peace corps is a us government program that sends mostly young people volunteer to different countries. I did it from two thousand nine. Two thousand eleven small village in like the most rural part of the far reaches of eastern ukraine. All the time in the world no particular pressure no particular responsibility just there by myself. Teaching english and i went from there when i return home from my period of service to the middle of silicon valley. I was dropped. I was like parachuted in to the very heart of silicon valley. Or i worked for a small consulting firm that kinda felt like a startup. It was like six people trying to build this new company in the middle of silicon valley. And i can remember this feeling of like what is going on here. My email inbox is like a news. Ticker it doesn't stop and like there's this thing called slack it also doesn't stop and people are texting me on my personal phone and that doesn't stop them just like this is absolutely insane. How can anyone even do anything in this environment. I'm laughing because i relate. I can totally relate to that. Go on to me. It was like survival. It was like for me to to even have peace of mind on a minute to minute level for me to finish at a reasonable time which was still eight pm instead of like ten pm for me to have weekends for me to have a social life for me to have a girlfriend. I needed some solution. And so i was at a friend's house who was further along in her career and there was a book on the shelf which was getting things done also known as gt td. By david. allen. And i picked it up. And he's kind of you know kind of like business like as a suit and he looks very serious and looks a little stiff but he has this term as his personal productivity and. I had never even heard of this term. I didn't even know. That was the thing i thought. Productivity was like for economists or maybe like factories right. And i just picked up. This book and started reading was introduced to such an amazing world. Which is this idea that you can get better at your fundamental ability to just get things done. That was news to me. And i think it's still news to a lot of people like a lot of people. I think still go to work. And just think. Oh yeah i just go to work from the sun to this time and i just do things the way that i have always done them or the way that other people do them or the way that seems obvious and then i just finished and then i go home but within those hours there is an infinite depth. This is what i love about this. This field is there's always new angles new aspects new more subtle sophisticated more leveraged ways of completing our our work. I love that now. You call your work building a second break. What is this concept second break. Yes okay so a second brain is my term for system. it's a distributed system outside of your head. That's the important parts not in here. It's out here. It's a system of all the technology. Broadly defined from apps to software on your computer to your different hardware devices to you know sas services that you subscribe to to social media networks even physical items like notebooks and pens and paper like imagine. Almost your head is the sun and you have all these tools like will orbiting planets. Right that is your second brain. This cloud of intelligence that you have at your disposal and my thesis. My belief is that those tools have now become so powerful so easy to use and so intelligent for the first time we've always had tools for tens of thousands of years but now in the past thirty we can say they have intelligence some kind of intelligence. The power of this cloud is so great that it makes more sense to optimize your second brain than to try to perfectly optimize your brain. I left that so when it comes to optimizing your second brain. What are some of the tools you suggest. In what tips would you suggest we apply to these tools. Yes so here's where. I think i might differ from other so i'm not that interested in the frontier of technology. Like you have people on your your podcast and come speak at your events. That are working on just insane. Things artificial intelligence and self driving cars and the really that far from i'm interested in the the basics like the fundamentals like what are the the. Abc's they're reading writing arithmetic of knowledge work. Because we still don't know that like think about how new knowledge workers knowledge work was coined. The term was coined. I think in the sixties or seventies. But i would say only in the past ten or twenty years has really come into its own right and so we're still like babies ruling babies with knowledge work. We don't even know like how it works really. And so what i would say is there's four basic apps. This is where i would. I would have people start okay. There are four lake. I don't understand how you can manage life or your work without these four apps. Okay and they're all free. You don't have to spend one cent. They all have different options right. So you can choose the one that fits your operating system that fits the level of complexity that you want that is designed with the color scheme that you like and i have a blog. Post may be someone on your team could find it which is called one touch to inbox zero. If you google that you'll find it on my blog which kind of explains all of this but basically let me give you the short version. Those four aps are a digital notes app k. You need this is probably the most important you need a place a trusted place outside your head where you park things that you wanna keep track of ideas insights theories quotes material without having to memorize it so i personally evernote to other most popular options for people who take my course our notion in rome research so i just want to add something there so mind value your mind valley member that not in your mind remember because we just made this free but checkout insights dot mind value.
Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver
"peace corps" Discussed on Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver
"Okay so in your life. Can you tell me about something that has grown out of a personal disaster. I'll say i feel another kind of luck that i've had in my wife you know i've been spared a lot of personal grief that i think a lot of people have had to go through. I have not had a very close family. Member die anyway. This is just a way of saying. I've been spared a lot of disasters but i think that the closest thing to this question. When i was out of college i graduated right into the middle of the two thousand eight recession. Has like you know like you were saying earlier. I was gone on ever be employed on ever to never be able to anything of myself. I didn't know what to do. When i joined the peace corps with all of this sort of idealism grand plans to do good and probably you know these ultimately imperialistic desires to save somebody or something right. Maybe it's back to the bicycle exactly and you know and that's uncomfortable in in many ways sort of dehumanizing way to think of other of other humans who are your equals right but in terms of your feeling from a very young age that i was service that needed to be addressed. Yeah and then so you know and i. This was one of the most important periods of my life. I went to cargo stan. In central asia and it was it was a roller coaster experience. We were evacuated to a military base twice. There was essentially a genocide month to there was a government coup date seven. I wanted the challenge of it. And i thought you know sort of hubris typically that you come out of this challenge stronger and you do all of these things and it was a sort of singularly defining lesson that your intentions in your outcomes. There's often a massive Unbridgeable gap that. You can come in trying so hard to do something and then realize you were all wrong and you know you can come in feeling like you have so much to give and ultimately understand that you are still taking somehow And i ultimately left left after thirteen months. And i pride myself on commitment. That was a story that i told myself about myself. I say i'm gonna do something. And i'm going to do it and i quit tonight. Bail that i came back feeling useless in and terrible and like i would never be able to do anything good in my life and feeling like i don't understand anything and i came back sort of horrified at american capitalism because i was in the middle of nowhere. You know internet. No running water. I came back. I would go into grocery stores and i would burst into tears. I craved and i feared the fact that i could just walk in anywhere in. Just they're all of these products have been flown around the world for my comfort in my wins. And you know. I felt just so confused like i knew absolutely nothing and i think as time went on i realized that was actually an okay way to feel. That was actually maybe grounds from which i would begin to try to understand. Things is with the sort of simultaneous reaction of dread of the world as it is but a desire to be admit people often say they're humbled when they actually made like a very honored to announce you know and that was an experience of being humbled as being like truly broken down for a while. I thought i need to get myself out of this state to get back to normal. And i think slowly i started to understand. I need to remember a part of this state and retain some aspect of this humility function. A little better but retain some of the sense. That i don't know anything and that's okay and that i can operate from the standpoint of humility true humility from here going out is quite a thing to bring that back with you and then to synthesize that into your everyday life but amazing that you had the experience ville really lucky and it was getting you go. They're expecting to give. I left feeling like i took. And that was the lesson you know that you would have to be a steady and constantly reevaluated commitment. If i did want to give more than i took in this world. I think that's really really good. Way of looking at any kind of service.
The BreakPoint Podcast
"peace corps" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"That's not what happens here. And that means something that means that there is a way to do things better. And it's reflected on a christian understanding of what needs to be human the proper place of government and so on. I remember learning this for the first time. When i spent a year in jamaica and there was an election that year. All the peace corps workers. I knew were told to stay inside for a week. So that because of the potential violence. I remember walking through the city square and political rallies and people with m16's and ak47's lined up on the rooftops. I mean and i remember at the end of that election season. This would have been nineteen ninety four. There was a big sigh of relief in. The newspaper ran an article about a successful election because only six people had been murdered. And you think that was a win for them. That was a win. And you and you look at something like this. It reminds me of that passage in isaiah isaiah chapter six. We often kind of look at it for the here. Am my send me sort of thing. But we forget that the context of that is the year king use iodide throughout most of history the death of a monarch the death of a ruler the assassination of king..
Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver
"peace corps" Discussed on Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver
"Okay so in your life. Can you tell me about something that has grown out of a personal disaster. I'll say i feel another kind of luck that i've had in my wife you know i've been spared a lot of personal grief that i think a lot of people had to go through. I have not had a very close family. Member die anyway. This is just a way of saying. I've been spared a lot of disasters but i think that the closest thing to this question. When i was out of college i graduated right into the middle of the two thousand eight recession. Has like you know like you were saying earlier. I was like i'll never be employed on too. I'll never be able to make anything of myself. I didn't know what to do. When i joined the peace corps with all of this sort of idealism grand plans to do good probably ultimately imperialistic desires to save somebody or something right. Maybe it's back to the bicycle. Yeah exactly and you know the and that's an uncomfortable in in many ways sort of dehumanizing way to think of other of other humans who are your equals right but in terms of your feeling from a very young age that that was service that needed to be addressed. Yeah and then so when i. This was one of the most important periods of my life. I went to cargo stan in central asia and it was it was a ruler coaster of experience. We were evacuated to military base twice. There was essentially genocide months to there was a government coup date seven. I wanted the challenge of it. And i thought you know sort of hubris quickly that you've come out of this challenge stronger and you do all of these things and it was a sort of singularly defining lesson that your intentions and your outcomes. There's often a massive sort of unbridgeable gap that you can come in trying so hard to do something and then realize you were all wrong and you know you can come in feeling like you. You have so much to give and then ultimately understand that you are still taking somehow and i ultimately left early. I left after thirteen months. And i pride myself on commitment. That was a story that i told myself about myself that i say i'm gonna do something and i'm going to do it and i quit tonight. Bail the i came back feeling useless in and terrible and like i would never be able to do anything good in my life and feeling like i don't understand anything and i came back sort of horrified at american capitalism because i was in the middle of nowhere you know no internet no running water and i came back i would go into grocery stores and i would burst into tears that i craved and i feared the fact that i could just walk in anywhere in. Just they're all of these products have been flown around the world for my comfort and my whims and you know and i felt just so confused and like i knew absolutely nothing and i think as time went on i realized that that was actually an okay way to feel you know that was actually. Maybe a big grounds from which i would begin to try to understand. Things is with the sort of simultaneous reaction of dread of the world as it is but a desire to be admit people often say they're humbled when they actually made like i'm very honored to announce you know and that was an experience of being humbled as being like truly broken down for a while. I thought i need to get myself out of this state to get back to normal. And i think slowly i started to understand i need to remember part of this state and retain some aspect of this humility like function a little better but retain some of the sense that i don't know anything and that that's okay and that i can operate from this standpoint of humility true humility from here going out. He's quite a thing to bring that back with you and then to synthesize that into your everyday life but amazing that you had that experience. I feel really lucky and it was getting you go. They're expecting to give. I left feeling. Like i took and you know that was the lesson you know that you would have to be a steady and constantly reevaluated commitment if i did want to give more than i took in this world. I think it's really really good. Way of looking at any kind of service is really.
Side Hustle School
"peace corps" Discussed on Side Hustle School
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Side Hustle School
"peace corps" Discussed on Side Hustle School
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Chrissy Teigens New Apology
"Brutal. New accusations are being fired at chrissy. Teigen right after she apologize for ole tweets and admitted she was a troll amongst other things. Now after weeks of silence chrissy apologize in a letter on medium. She admits her past. Tweets were unacceptable and says she's reaching out to those she hurt. She says i was a troll full. Stop and i'm so sorry after looking at the instagram posts and the letter and everything matches said. Do you think people will forgive chrissy. I don't even know my opinion anymore. Because i've spoken to so many people fish for the show. I'm so turned around to say. I feel like because i really thought about this last night and i didn't even know we were going to talk about it but i figured i feel like chrissy teigen. What she did was completely unacceptable. But i think that chrissy teigen knows what she did was completely unacceptable when i read her message or whatever on medium. I felt like it was really authentic. I felt like she had said i'm going to therapy. I'm doing all the therapy. And i really feel like if somebody who's in therapy prior to going to therapy you have so much that you need to deal with that you don't even realize that you kind of look back at that person and you can no longer relate to the mistakes you've made because you're like i have grown so much. I think that we also just put our celebrities on these pedestals when we don't even realize like these are normal. People from god knows where that are like products of divorce have had their own special promise. That has made them who we are. And we're so used to seeing them with a glam team makeup artist. A hairstyle is the perfect clothes all the time. And they're hilarious and we we've become obsessed with them but we don't realize like this person was just like you and i so the fact that we can just immediately turn on. Somebody's so quickly. I just feel like we have a little bit more compassion. The way she should have had with michael costello and whoever else i think she knows that i just think we with we have unrealistic expectations about celebrities like we think that they're rhodes scholars and they've dedicated their life to the peace corps and like they haven't there in the media
Charlotte Readers Podcast
"peace corps" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
Charlotte Readers Podcast
"peace corps" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
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Good Life Project
Priya Parker on the Art of Gathering
"So my mother comes from originally banaras. Which is the sort of you know. One of the oldest cities in india and her father who actually would have turned one hundred today. Pass away about a few months ago. Her father worked for the indian government and so she and her four siblings traveled around india lot and when it was time for her to kind of get married she decided she didn't want to earliest not didn't want to have an arranged marriage and she can secretly applied to graduate school and the us and got into a few places and at least in that generation virginia versus iowa vs minnesota. You're sort of just you have no idea what is what and you just say yes and she ended up at iowa. State university begged her parents to let her go and they allowed her to. Was that unusual for sort of that moment. In time it was unusual that she was a woman so the us immigration laws changed in sixty eight and allowed for a changed from country and orc origin to family like unification and so it was after that that a lot of indians kind of came into the country and but the majority of the i kind of indian to come of those families particularly to graduate school. Were men so is very unusual for the first person to be a woman of a family and she went to iowa state and met my father who was born and raised in waterloo iowa. Though the family came from south dakota and a white american like in every way you look at his high school pictures and it looks like the kind of americana like prom picture but he had just recently come back from the peace corps. He peace corps and cameroon and then stayed an extra year and hitchhiked across the sahara and came back and didn't sort of in reverse culture shock and his teacher has professor at graduate. School or from undergrad said. Why don't you just come to graduate school with me and to kind of get over. Your culture shock volunteer at the international students office and i actually recently learned that culture. Shock originally meant when people came to their own country after having experience abroad so essentially mountain reverse culture shock but anyway
The B2B Revenue Leadership Show
The number one way to show you care and connect with clients
"Eileen welcome to the show as a way of getting status tolls about yourself. Thank you hello. Brian great to meet you. Thanks for having me on this show. So i am the founder and ceo packed with purpose. We are a corporate gifting company with a social mission so we provide an alternative to the traditional corporate but all of the products in our gift boxes do good so they create a social impact in how to come up with this idea. Yes so my background has been wonderful. Dance between social impact in business and marketing. So a few stops along the way. I was a peace corps volunteer years ago in paraguay then also worked in social impact advisory work so right. Before i started packed with purpose i was actually consulting to chief sustainability officers in marketing executives. Trying to help them figure out how to invest their corporate social responsibility dollars to both have a business return but also a societal impact so it was a typical cold day in chicago in december and our office was riddled with ubiquitous holiday. Gift and i was just looking around saying there's gotta be a better corporate gift. There's gotta be way for a vendor or a client to say thank you. And that's when. I had the initial idea behind putting together gifts where all products had a really unique story and actually contributed to the greater good in their community. Cool and so. How do you start. Where do you start. Well i i always say you just have to start somewhere and it's definitely not perfect but you have to start and if you start talking out loud and getting people's feedback you can hopefully start taking it down the path of what eventually your target market is going to be interested in so I actually founded the company in two thousand and sixteen. And the way i got it. Initially off the ground was put together a really low fidelity prototype so i- crowd. Sourced logo came up with a name but together that was passable and i had a first birthday party for my daughter and is a parting gift to all of my friends in the adults there i gave them a pack perfect gift and i told them that i'd be following up with them for a five to ten minute market research call to basically elicit their responses into get their thoughts so that was the first version of packed with purpose as we know it. Obviously it's evolved a lot. Since then where do you find the people generating the gifts. Yeah so we affectionately. Call our suppliers purposeful purveyors and our purveyors primarily are based all over the states so their social enterprises or purpose driven companies in l. a. Detroit chicago miami. I can give you a few examples because it really helped bring it to life so that people can and how are gifts created an impact so we were with the wonderful social enterprise. Right outside of washington. Dc that works with women who might have previously been homeless. They might have various various to To employment they could also have been survivors of abuse in their part of this incredible social enterprise at basically teaches than baking and cooking skills through the production of various products that they make like granola cookies which we then source for gifts. And it's a way for them to get their safe certification so that they can find gainful employment actually land on their feet half financial stability when they graduate from the program so we're the recipients of their products that we carried in our gifts or another example. There's a wonderful organization that provides employment to adults with disabilities and they make a whole range of cookies than toffees chocolate covered pretzels. And it's through both the housing program and a personal professional development program to these adults with disabilities and we source those products in our in obviously in are providing them with all of those amazing opportunities through that organization. How do you find your clients. Yeah so you know. One dominated do the work that i've been doing. I was exposed to a lot of social enterprises through my particular job and it's really a tight ecosystem so we started working with some organizations. Let's say in detroit. They would ask us. We'll have you heard of these other ones or when we worked with an organization that may be served a particular population whether it was youth or women or individuals that were previously homeless. You know there's a tight ecosystem where they wanna help each other. So i would say if i. It was a lot of referrals Also then his evolved towards a lot of the research that we do in that were looking for you know certain types of organizations where they have to have truly a high level of impact. They have to have high quality products. Whether it's something that you're consuming or it's highly functional like a journal or tumbler. it's gotta look good
If These Ovaries Could Talk
Choosing To Foster To Adopt To Build a Family
"You got talked into having kids matt. How were you in the process of like. Did you ever consider surrogacy. Or were you always gonna do fostering to adopt or tell us about that both griffin i had spent a considerable amount of time in africa. I lived in west africa for two years in the peace corps and during that time which now is like twenty years back i was really struck by the fact that in in west africa specifically the idea of family is much more fluid than i think what we traditionally see his family hearing west africa. You know if you don't have a kid 'cause you can't have a kid for some reason but neighbor has six your neighbor will give you wanna. There's it's just kind of like the way the community works like f. You need kids for survival of kids are how you cook kids or how you clean. Kids are how you ensure your your old age and so it really struck me at all. We can't give way to my brother. It struck me that astray that like we had a really generally a very limited view of what family could be in this country and so when it come time to have kids i think for both griffin i. We were just both like well. We're we don't need to go through the hundreds of thousands of dollars process of surrogacy or the thirty thousand dollars process of even a private adoption foster. That's like spell like the right thing for us to do. Yes so you chose foster with the hope to adjust that past. I'm sure you did your research. And you knew that that was gonna come with possibly heartache. Along the way. And that's that's you have to have a really thick skin to take that path. No i mean. I think we knew that there was always a possibility of baby going back going home. I think that that is an easier kind of idea in theory and i think we both went into it. You know again. Having a peace corps volunteer griffin ran a nonprofit in africa. We are both like well. That's what we do you know. We're we're good we're doing. It's the right thing to do. And we'll learn to love the biological family and we want to do what's right for the kid when they hand you five dale baby in the hospital and you start hearing the story of how that baby got their got there. I don't know something kicked it. It became a lot harder to envision. The idea of giving a baby back now. But i think that most people certainly gay men don't think about is you don't think you have any paternal instincts and that was actually the shock for us all of a sudden when somebody hands you a baby and says don't kill it. Yeah your instincts animal. Don't kill it your animalistic instincts. Kick in the baby. Could make funny breath from across the room. You're like you know so do. You can't rule out the nature portion of the program and so i think that also made it a very different challenge in theory thought. Oh yeah we'll we'll give a baby back and then once you get the baby you're not trying to get the baby
Pat Gray Unleashed
Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel peace prize
"All right. I was I mentioned that. There's the black lives matter has been nominated for a nobel peace prize They've for the for the twenty twenty one nobel peace prize. They lauded the movements fight against racial injustice but a a nobel peace prize. You would think would be given to a group whose peaceful Seems like some of the black lives matter events. I mean the next peaceful. The next thing you're going. Want ya mr throwback yeah is only females and females sports. Yes that is. You're exactly right. Look at all that peace. Look i mean that's peaceful right. I mean mostly peaceful. You got the guy with the flag running around. That's pretty peaceful despite the burning building behind him. Don't worry about that. Pay no attention to the to the fire in the background. Now petr should. Member of norway's parliament decide the questions of the movements occasions of violence. Studies have shown that most of the demonstrations organized by black lives matter have been peaceful he said so again mostly pieces there have been some riots but and by the way they're also marxists. Let's not forget that trained marxist are trained marxist marxist but that's okay marxist super super peaceful and lawmaker in norway nominated him right for the nobel peace corps he said of course there been incidents but most of them have been caused by the activities of either the police or counter protesters amen to that. My friend thank you for noticing that police. What are they doing even showing up. Why do why do they have any funding these so-called police officers
Did Trump say he would disown son? Details Back Up Atlantic Story
"Reiterating on the heels of this Atlantic piece, where again, I say put up or shut up Whoever's making the claims and even the Washington Post on DH, the other sources that are claiming and confirming and adding Let's dispense with the anonymous sources here. Let's Let's go. Come on. Anonymous sources revealed yourself. Show your faces. Could trump have said these things. Maybe Didi. I don't know. Again here on the kids. 1993 pre nuptial agreement was obtained by Vanity Fair. This is last year in 2019. And it was a pre nup between Donald Trump and Marlo Maples. And in that particular pre nup. It established that Donald Trump would stop $100,000. In child support payments for Tiffany Trump when she turned 21 years old or if she joined the military, the Peace Corps or land in a full time job. Is I mean, was was president trump averse tow any of the kids joining the military and then then the other piece here, and this is in the ants book or aren't And this is Of course, the aunt of the kids and the niece of Donald Trump. Trump said that he would disown Donald Trump Jr if he joined the Army, and there were reports that Donald Trump Jr was considering joining the Army, but he would disown him if he did. Is that true or false again? That's in the nieces book, which took a lot of slams. This is from Trump's brother. Uh, his daughter trumps brother's daughter, the niece who wrote the really nasty book. And remember, that's the same needs that also recorded Trump sister making disparaging comments, Withy surreptitiously recorded tapes. Which got a little bit of play recently.
Noon Report with Rick Van Cise
Seattle - United Way to serve meals, support King County residents during COVID-19
"The coming summer could be a hungry one for communities economically battered by the pandemic now a group of young workers will fan out across king county to feed them the United Way of king county and americorps are assembling what they call the hunger core young workers to serve meals at food banks to visit hungry people in the community and serve as a resource for those the pandemic has harmed we got over three hundred applications strainer cutest winters addresses the thirty who make up the first hunger core cohort some of them grad students others displaced Peace Corps volunteers some of you are community members that you were like you know what now more than ever did you need me and there's something that I can do about it thirty people can do only so much that's why as the summer goes on their numbers will be bolstered by seventy additional americorps volunteers
The Amateur Traveler Podcast
Travel to Senegal and The Gambia
"Welcome the image traveler. I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about West Africa. I like to welcome to the show. Brian Asher from the world hiker DOT COM. Who has come to talk to us about Senegal and the Gambia in West Africa? Brian Welcome to the show. Thank you thank you for having me. I know you were surprised that we had not previously done in episode of Amateur Traveler on this region and as we were talking about before we started recording. We don't get as many pitches but also there aren't as many travelers who tend to go to west Africa East Africa. Southern Africa tend to get a little more tourists in general. Why should someone go to that region before we focus in on Senegal? Gambia I think. West Africa's really vibrance several my friends. Who have been there for years in the Peace Corps? Said it's about the People? It's about the markets it's about the color it's about the way they treat you just the life that's on the streets of West Africa. I think we hear of animals. Safaris maybe eastern Southern Africa West. Africa's is really the beating hearts of the continents with some of the most populous countries in the fascinating region with lots of smaller countries grouped. In that you can visit In the whole region there will. We've chosen to talk about Senegal and the Gambia one. Because you've been there recently and we always try and focus on someplace. That wasn't a ten years ago trip. The you've been to all the countries in Africa. Yes four fifty four nations and Africa hats off to you. Thank you and people may be wondering why we're talking about the two of them. This is one of those very odd places where one country actually completely surrounds. The exactly the Gambia's inside of Senegal. So the Gumby has no other neighbors have Senegal to the North East. The South and the West is the ocean. So it's completely involved excellent. And why should someone go to Senegal Gambia? I think Senegal and the Gambia great introduction to Africa and especially to West Africa. They're safe countries. They're countries that are kind of a soft introduction. They're not quite as hard hitting some the other countries in west Africa. Very safe to visit for me. The the weather was very nice after coming from kind of more tropical and intense heat in the Sahara for example movement way across and the people. The people are very friendly. There's not vowed kind of lively music in the streets that you can listen to all the time and there is a decent number of Europeans between but a large French population. There's quite a few Lebanese. That live there a special indy car in the capital of Senegal. And it's it's very soft welcoming place that would not intimidate so I think most people when they think of Africa that would be a great place to start and by contrast. Then what you're saying is there's some of their neighbors. We're them might be a little more. You think twice about going because of poverty terrorism Civil war or disease. Yeah those those are the only reasons I can think of not to go to some of the areas over the last ten years at least in western Africa and I think the Transportation as well kind of infrastructure with having made my way of public transportation there are a lot of Africa can be extremely slow and the Senegal Gambia. Our little breath of fresh air to be able to get around quite a bit easier than the light of the countries in the region and I'm fascinated to hear about this. I have technically been indycar but really only in the airport. And they didn't let me off the plane so I really knew very little about the area. So what kind of itinerary would you recommend? I think that Senegal be the one that you'd want to spend more time in. The car has quite a bit to see in there quite a few beaches right there. Outside of the city I stayed in a neighborhood called walk. Tom Which is nicely placed next to the African Renaissance Monument which is the largest statue and all of Africa. That kind of looks down on the whole region there and Indycar and you can take a couple of really nice day trip south from the car so if you stayed there for two three or four days I think that would be an ideal amount of time to spend their most people like I went to a place called Goree Island which is very famous for being one of the biggest places that had slaves that were coming out to the Americas and you can learn a lot but the history. They're easy to walk around. There's a ferry that goes every couple hours to get there and place it almost everyone. The cousin Senegal visits during the first couple days sides stay for the car to three days with the city and the surrounding area and then a couple of days up to St Louis which is about four hours for five hours north by bus. Okay and you could spend a day or two. They're known for its famous. Saint Louis Arch known. Not that Saint. Louis Okay the other Saint Louis in Senegal. It takes a good six to eight hours going by bus. You could take a private car if you want. Or if you're on a tour to get down to the Gambia assume that's GONNA take up half or two thirds of a day and then I'd be down in Bonn Jewel and area right below it whether it's nice speeches and a monkey parking things for two to three days so I think you could easily piece together somewhere between eight and ten days which would be kind of a nice length of a visit between Senegal Gambia. Excellent so you started us into car and you mentioned going out to the island whose name I've already forgotten it's gory island heart ee. Eileen with just one of the biggest hubs for the slave trade and they have fairies that go out every couple hours and that's definitely Come a must do if you're in Dakar. I think almost anyone I've talked to has done not visit for half day or two thirds of the day and real easy to walk arounds. Thinks about a kilometre too long. And that's locals there with colorful art kids playing soccer in slave museums. That are there that you can visit as well and so I assume there's a fourth year which is where they keep the slaves locked up. Yes and what else are we going to do the two or three days in the car? How are we gonNA spend that you mentioned the monument and there's a couple of monuments there the country it's about ninety six percent Muslim and so there's several nice mosques to visit as well in the lot of fishermen that go out and I love think West Africa? One of the images of the coastal areas. Are these colorful fishing boats that you can see like dozens of guys sliding off into the water and then sliding back up with their catch from the day and there's a lot of seafood that they bring in so these real colorfully painted. Boats is one of the images that you'll see on the coast there in Indycar and their fishing from the there than rather than from okay and is there a place you would go to see that. There is a mosque called the mosque of the divinity which had a bunch of these colorful boats right next to it and it's right there in the car about five or ten minutes from where I was staying in the neighborhood of calm and I stayed AIRBNB. There's lots of airbnb options there for budget travelers and there's all different ranges of accommodation but there are inexpensive options for those looking for him as well and I stayed with a local man there and enjoyed always like state local people to give you all flavor of what it's like will what I usually find when we're talking about. Travelling in lesser developed areas of Africa is that we're talking about not an inexpensive flight to get in relatively expensive for the distance intra country flights inside of Africa. Compare for instance or a US but then really cheap food and really cheap housing. Is that right? Yeah that's true. And so that's the Pros and cons. I always way between local transport and the flights I think the flights between the Gambian cars forty minutes so in say but I just checked in it's still upwards of one hundred forty to one hundred eighty dollars for a forty minute one slight. It's not too bad for Africa standards. It can be a lot worse a lot worse or west African flights but bus. I WanNa say it was about eighteen dollars that took me there so you just have to pick and choose. What's worth more your your time or your money. Well and that is going to be an individual choice. Yeah another thing. A lot of people like to do is there's a pink lake there several of these in the world. There's one in Mexico unless Jerry I believe and there's one about Sarah outside of Dakar. That is is another kind of one of them. Must do things on the visit. That would take you maybe about a half day and so that is really really pick. Yeah if you look at pictures online. There's one called Rainbow Mountain in Peru or I don't know how much instagram or things put filters on it and this one depending on who's pictured is it's pink. It was quite pink but sometimes the pictures make it. Look even more amazingly think depend on. The season tends to be kind of lighter darker shades of pink. That has the salt miners. That are out there. And kind of local people selling artwork in tourist items. So and so this is Lake Ripa. Yes my GRANDPA Loch rose. I think in French shore the lake what it can go by. I would say gory. Islands and Pink Lake would be to half day trips. That would make sense to have with your day or so exploring around the car so to make it two or three days for the car and it strives. You might say
Travel with Rick Steves
Paul Theroux's Mexico Journey
"More than fifty years of writing about his epic journeys in Travel Books and novels. Paul through has recently finished a series of road trips on the back roads of Mexico. He wanted to see for himself who lives there how they live and what's really behind the headlines about a migration crisis from south of the US border and by the way you'll have to pardon my weak voice at the time we recorded our interview. It's better now. Paul theroux welcome Doc Ricketts a pleasure to be with you. You know this is such an exciting adventure you went on and right at the beginning of the book you write the Mexican border in the edge of the known world only shadows and danger beyond it and working figures. Hungry criminal predatory fanged fanatical enemies an ungovernable rabble eager to pounce on the unwary traveller so you decided to travel. Tell us where you went on this trip. And why by the rest of that senators and a Tutti fruity of grizzled gringos accident. So why why. Because I noticed that people were stereotyping Korea Typing Mexicans Mexicans who come across the border why they come that illegal looking for welfare making trouble and I thought one of the reasons as we traveled your a great traveller. Rick is to destroy the stereotype to find out what people are really like. What's this story and we find the come from? All sorts of places is in Mexico they might be billion as they might be millionaires. That might have no money at all. Some people in Mexico have less than the average person in Kenya or Bangladesh Rush. So it's not a simple situation but to see it at its best or to see it most clearly. I thought I WANNA go alone. I want to go on my own car. I WANNA the drive up and down. The border. The border that everybody talks about but no one knows that firsthand as written about much and I want to see it drive along the aboard and then drive deep into Mexico and I thought I bought a car for this purpose secondhand car. That wasn't very notable and off. I went not very noticeable but it had Massachusetts license plates on it. That was a little unfortunate. The police said you know they. They looked at my plates. And then they pull you off the road and they say Whether or Saturday do you know what I can do to you and you say what exactly do you want. And then they say pay me some more Didi. Is that the open. This happens but people say how awful and I think. Yeah how awful but on the plane of snakes is travel book and travelers travel writers. Rav Paul Writers have the last word so I have the last word and that's a side of Mexico. The police are excited. Mexico that exists and as travelers were not looking in for la La land in Orlando. We're looking for the reality. Go south of the border. We're looking to see things as they are the good the bad the ugly the the fun that whatever it is the sunshine the rain you know I was the Peace Corps joined the Peace Corps nineteen sixty three and I went to Central Africa. I didn't know what I was GonNa find was into the wild blue yonder and what I found was not at all what I was expecting. Not at all our guest right now and travel with. Rick Steves is author Paul. He just published an account of his road. Trips from the back roads of Mexico his new book introduces us to the people he met and explains what he learned about life in Mexico far from the comforts of resorts in the safety. Excuse tollways the books called on the plane of snakes. Your book is about the wall and I'm fascinated by walls in my travels. The Berlin Wall the walls between the Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods in Belfast. The wall of between Palestine and Israel and in this wall I remember when I was in the Holy Land on one side. The Wall looked a certain way. And then the other from the other side that looked a lot different tell us about the actual wall standing there especially on the Mexican side looking at it. What's it like where the wall is a big piece of iron mongering That looks like it looks like a prison wall. I mean it looks ah fence it has slats in it. The first one that I saw was in Nogales may be eight years ago or possibly more and it wasn't a wall that you could see through. It was sexually big iron plates steel plates. I guess and there were there. Were Rusty thirty feet high. You couldn't see through. It looked like it didn't look like offense at all actually looked like a wall That's now slats. What is it looked like it? It looks like something that is surmountable. Looks like you could climb over and people do it. Looks like could tunnel under it and people do it also looks very beautiful. It looks like a piece of sculpture by the artist Christo it looks like Krista went to the border and said I'm going to show the world. What a border looks like in metal and so the the fence to steal border fence goes up and down through hill and Dale undulating up? As far as the I can see and you think how amazing but how primitive too because house obviously keep any vote. No when I go as a traveler to these walls the odd thing is I can pass them easily. I can go from Israel to Palestine I in the cold where I could go between East and West. You were south of the wall and you wrote about the women in the diners there that kind of saw you you as a maybe a ticket to the north. It must have been interesting for you to be in these hardscrabble. Little spots in the wall was so close and you could just waltz right back and forth. They couldn't not only that it's only yeah waltzing bank in Nogales Arizona. You visit door in the wall. The first time I saw it there was a turnstile where you're in a street in Arizona. You know with parked in the sunshine. POKKA walk down the end of the street. Go through the door in your in Mexico is your show you I mean I showed by. Id and just by walking through a door. That for travel is such an amazing experience to me. It was an experience of the kind that I'd I'd never had before I've cross borders. You've been through many borders but most borders that are memorable you walk across Kenya Ethiopia China China and Russia Kazakhstan Benetton wherever you know Canada and say but Mexico is it's the wall and also there's another language behind the wall is cuisine beyond the wall and the women that you mentioned some of whom want to go over the wall around it to work in a motel or a hotel in the states Have left children behind husband's behind and the going what I found. Is that coming to make a living
STEMinists: Mae Carol Jemison
"To space and she's also a physician volunteer entrepreneur and teacher. Let's talk about the multitalented Mae Carol Jemison they may Carol Jemison was born in Decatur Alabama on October Seventeenth Nineteen fifty-six. She's the youngest of three siblings and she was three her. Her family moved to Chicago. May's parents maintenance worker at an elementary schoolteacher always encouraged her curiosity and desire to be a scientist in one interview may set her parents were the best scientists. She knew because they were always asking questions. mm-hmm. May herself was inquisitive from an early age. She spent much of her time in her school library. Reading about astronomy and other sciences by the time may was in highschool. She'd already decided to pursue a career in biomedical engineering. She received the national achievement scholarship for Stanford University and left home for college when she was just sixteen years old at Stanford may studied chemical engineering and African American can studies she also participated in dance and feeder and served as the head of the universities Black Student Union in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven she completed pleaded her degree at Stanford and enrolled in Cornell University's medical school she studied and worked abroad in Cuba Kenya and Thailand after Cornell now she worked as a general practitioner before serving in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone and Liberia when may return to the US. She went back to work as a general zero practitioner but it wasn't long before she decided to take a shot at a childhood dream. The space shuttle Challenger's five astronauts sleeping now in nineteen eighty three may watch to sally ride became the first American woman in space but as the Challenger climbed today carried American woman astronaut astronaut Sally Ride into space and into history may was inspired decided to apply to NASA's astronaut program she was selected as one of only fifteen candidates out of more than two thousand applicants may join the Astronaut Corps in nineteen eighty seven and after drew extensive training took her historic flight on September Twelfth Nineteen ninety-two ever lower the locker visors world twelve good luck on conviction that bill on the past x Ray in the visible lending at our planet earth in the neck copies. Thanks on that day. She became the first black woman in space she traveled on the space shuttle. Endeavor or three three two one booster ignition and liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour on twenty-first-century mission placing Earth back on the Mac doc may was the mission specialist of the journey. She conducted bone cell research as well as experiments on weightlessness and motion sickness. The Group of seven seven astronauts took one hundred twenty six orbits around the Earth and the mission lasted eight days after as time and space she left NASA in March of nineteen ninety-three she went on to teach environmental studies at Dartmouth College and founded her own company called the Jemison group you a technology consulting firm that seeks to incorporate solutions to social issues in the design of Engineering and science projects. She's a vocal local advocate for greater inclusion of women and people of Color in stem and she's also an advocate for comprehensive science education for kids. She contributes to efforts provided dance technology to schools worldwide. We all need to be stim- literate just to work our way through the day we need to be stim- litter may has also also taken over leadership of the one hundred year starship program the program which was originally established by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency works to develop means for traveling beyond the solar system within the next one hundred years. It's aims to benefit many people on Earth as possible along the way in case. You weren't impressed enough already a leave you with some parting fun facts about the Amazing Mae Carol Jemison final frontier she she speaks three languages other than her native English Japanese Russian and Spike Ely voyages of starship enterprise. She also appeared appeared on Star Trek the next generation making her the first real space goer to play a character on the iconic show boldly go where no man has gone before. You're all science. All space exploration everything we do in the world is about imagination in using your creativity to expand beyond your the Obama join us next time for the story of another
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Bubonic plague kills couple who ate raw marmot
"So a couple from America goes to Mongolia. And they find themselves a marmot. You know, the little rodent jer. And they had heard that. Well, I mean Mongolians believes among Goldens believed that eating a marmots uncooked innards are very good for your health and make it sound like that that hotel over in Hollywood. Amar mo. I'm always thinking of like something that occurred in a hotel room or something, you know, marmot a marmot fat, squirrel Armand. The man's thirty eight he works as a border agent and the wife is thirty seven and they decided to go ahead and eat the marmot. For those health benefits. So they put down the kidney the gall bladder and the stomach. What kind of melt benefits are you hoping to achieve? You know what I mean? Like, if I told you you had to eat marmots stomach and kidney and gallbladder. What would you do that for like what sort of health benefit iron? No. What would it take for you to eat that stuff? Oh, like how bad of situation would I be in? Yeah. Felt like the marmot was my only way out. Pretty bad not just like general health benefits. Will I would imagine that they had some idea that there? Well, they didn't they just aided raw. They didn't even bother cooking this stuff an American. Peace corps. Volunteer lived in that remote region for a long time and said when soon after the husband and wife eight the kidney gall bladder and stomach of this creature. They got sick septicemic. Plague the plague guys fever chills, extreme weakness. Abdominal pain shock, possibly bleeding into the skin and other organs person skin and tissues, turn black and die. And that's what happened to them. They died late last month. This guy comes down with a fever and goes into the hospital in less than a week. He's dead. His wife was in the hospital in the ICU vomiting blood suffering from severe headaches don't die as well. From toxic shot. Don't eat the rodents innards without cooking them first. But they did declare a quarantine for the entire area because they were worried that they had developed pneumonic plague different than the boob on. Nick plague and different than the septicemic play. They thought it was pneumonic plague which can be passed from person to person through airborne droplets. I'm looking at you measles. But pneumonic plague this was not it turns out, but at the same time, they were just they were throwing or I guess they were being very cautious. He's got a cookie rodent before you eat it. So actually, there is a doctor who said just that. Yeah. I know William GAAS Nell is director of the university of Hawaii mono mono onto my colleagues. He says if you cook it, the bacteria is dead. You don't get a problem some things don't eat Ross. If you're going to dig into a squirrel like creature. He's it. He's actually quoted as saying if you cook it, the bacteria is dead. You don't got a problem? So that's my doctor. You don't got a problem? You don't got a
Challenges, opportunities of climate solutions
"Support for climate cast comes from Bank of America financing clean energy initiatives and advancements in renewable energy and spurring innovation in and the growth of environmentally focused companies markets and jobs Bank of America, NA, member FDIC. The challenges and opportunities of climate solutions. I'm NPR chief meteorologist, Paul Heppner. This is climate cast. A forty five percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by twenty thirty. That's the goal of the most ambitious climate solutions advocates Cornell University professor, and I p c report author Natalie Maho walled testified before congress recently, I asked her for her assessment on the pace of climate solutions. Right now, we have wind and solar which is very cheap. And maybe the cheapest energy source depending on where you are. But that is just the energy and the power sector, and that is the most important sector to get, but we still need technologies for other sectors. And we don't have substitutes for just a meeting a lot of CO two for for example, industrial sectors transportation like aviation or agricultural land use it's a lot of CO two. So we need to work in other sectors as well. So we've got the tool set for the really hard one. We need. Start transitioning in that one. But we also need to develop new technologies. I think a lot of people don't think about opportunities for climate change solutions. We know there are challenges. Right. But let's talk about -tunities. What are the economic opportunities UC in a push to dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions? I think there's so many business and technological opportunities. And I think that way you framed, it is the way we wanna frame it moving forward that, you know, the energy technologies that we've been talking about in the United States are old fashioned. Honestly, right coal. You know that was from the eighteen hundred so earlier in century. Exactly. We need to move on here. And there's so many really cool technologies that are much less damaging to human health, much cheaper and much better for the environment. And so I just think of America as those place where business and innovation technological innovation. Scientific innovation and business innovation. I is is so strong. I think there's so many opportunities for more jobs better jobs and business growth, and as long as the US is in front that other countries are already investing in these areas. They've taken the report and run with it or they knew this before the report. And so it's it's a question of the US staying out front and leading on these really important issues Natalie Maho wall, professor at Cornell University, and I p c report author great insight today. Thanks so much for joining us on climate cast. Thank you for having me. My name is Paul Thompson. I live in Morningside Dina. I'm the regional coordinator for the citizens climate lobby, and I'm the founder of cool planet, which is our local nonprofit through the Dinah community foundation. Our tagline is neighborhood fund action for our planet. You know, when I was a kid I played hockey. And our coach said don't go skiing because you might break your leg. But when I came back from the peace corps. I heard about these people skiing fifty five kilometers, and I figured out that's thirty four miles cross country skiing. I borrowed my brother skis, and I went up there with two thousand other skiers and it was amazing. It was amazing, and it was little bitty lane through the woods in two thousand skiers. So that's how my Burke's started. And then I've done them every year now for forty years to have been cancelled. So I'm skiing thirty eighth burqa Byner this February. So we're doing thing this year called Burki green where we're getting skiers and their families to talk to vendors about what are you doing to save energy and to make your business plan, more green? And we think that you don't have to talk about climate change and global warming and get people, you know, politically, you know, the. Hair on fire. So let's let's talk about smart business, and let's talk about making money creating jobs and by the way, lowering emissions. So your kids can maybe have a winter in the future. That's climate cast. I'm NPR chief meteorologist, Paul hunter.
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American killed in Kenya hotel attack was a 9/11 survivor
"Businessman, and former peace corps, volunteer. Jason Spindler was among those killed in the attack by Islamic militants in a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi. Kenya? Just of Spindler says his son went to Kenya to help improve lives there. It's just a wonderful person that wanted to change a lot of the world and took his expertise to areas that he felt needed
Inquiry Ends Into Exxon Mobil’s Accounting Tied to Climate Change
"To know the majority, of people who ordered the three week quickstart now only nineteen ninety-five go, on to order more let's see if we can get you, out of pain to go to relieffactor Dot com A couple of rocking chairs used by John f. Kennedy are among the items that were sold at Americana auction on Cape Cod. In Massachusetts one leather-upholstered rocking chair JFK used in the White House fetched fifty, thousand dollars Eldridge auctions a cane. Backed rocker he used in his private suite. At Manhattan's Carlyle hotel went, for forty two thousand five hundred late president used rockers on the advice of a physician to help alleviate chronic back pain twenty two, years ago a couple of Kennedy rocker sold for more than four hundred thousand dollars each and the auction of the Jacqueline Kennedy estate also sold at the Cape Cod auction a set of pens with which JFK, signed legislation including the creation of the. Peace corps they fetched six. Thousand dollars I'm one. In Levinson President Trump wants us space for new. Military service, he says is needed to ensure American dominance and Spacey ideas falling flat for now at the Pentagon where the president's defense chief has said it would add burdensome bureaucracy and expense breaking news and analysis at townhall dot com The Trump administration has dropped. To your, best into how Exxon Mobil corporation factors climate change regulations and how it calculates the value of its assets so securities and Exchange Commission says it will not recommend and enforcement action against the company at this time Exon faces separate investigations in New York and Massachusetts, into allegations it misled investors. About climate change issues and that is correspondent Dennis Crowley reporting a survivor of the deadliest mass shooting in modern. US history says it was a gut wrenching that Las Vegas police did. Not determine a motive for the rampage Meghan O'Donnell Clements of Wilmington Delaware. Told the Associated Press on Friday dot knowing why Stephen paddock opened fire on the crowd of that concert she attended back in October is quote. Kind of horrifying because.
Us, China and Microsoft discussed on ESPN Radio
"Haven't shaken last week's concerns about a possible trade war between the us and china those concerns brought down the dow jones industrial average for fifth straight trading day starts the week with a loss of one hundred three points that's four tenths of a percent the s and p five hundred dropped six points the nasdaq was up a fraction microsoft does now condemning the trump administration immigration policy that's led to the separation of thousands of kids from their immigrant parents accused of crossing the border illegally the company's been under fire for working with us immigration and customs enforcement trying to win government contracts for cloud services scott goldberg abc news your money at twenty and fifty past the hour aaa traffic is next what if i told you hey you events in between his dogs i just convinced by human upgrade to a new home with a twelve hundred square bathroom i think she called it a yard with wells fargo two percent ten mortgage option my human realized a new homes within reach and i only gave her puppies once get your human detected mortgage consultant or learn more at wellsfargo dot com slash rough wells fargo home mortgage down payments as low as percent on a fixed rate loan mcguire mortgage insurance ask a homework it's can tell them about loan requirements wells fargo home mortgage is a division of wells fargo bank na equal housing lender mls already three hundred eighty one would it be crazy if you packed your bags and left peace corps life is calling how far will you go to find out more call one eight hundred four two four eight five eight zero or visit peacecorps dot gov fix finder tool from autozone is a source of relief because when your check engine goes are fixed finder goes no matter what your problem is our fix finder will help you troubleshoot it for some is just loose gas cap for others and otsu center so you can kiss that yellow light goodbye and go it's the free fix finder from autozone it's just one more way autozone helps you more because doing more is what we do best see store for details.