33 Burst results for "Peace Corps"
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
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
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 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
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
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
"peace corps" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"So my cohort was made up of a bow thirty volunteers, and then we also had the cohort that was there before me which was again about thirty or so volunteers, and then additionally There is opportunity to stay on for a third year of volunteer service or to stay on for a third year as volunteer leader So I I believe that the total amount of volunteers Jamaica when I was there was about like seventy five. Okay and. and. Talk to me a little bit about what you know. A about sort of the rest of the Caribbean in the case of Germany Jamaica is in the Caribbean it makes me wonder. You know our our folks in Saint Kitts and in Granada, Grenada and. Other. Other part other countries there as well or is Jamaica kind of a regional hub they send folks out from there. How's that work? Yeah. So the Caribbean region. So there's legions where Peace Corps Service and in the Caribbean there is on the Dominican Republic Than Jamaica and then the eastern Caribbean. Includes on Saint, Lucia. J let me ask you if I could. Maybe, I'll put this question to to Travis in the WHO's with the FI score prep program vm. If somebody is a high school senior right now and saying, okay, I'm planning to go into the year you remind. Next year and I would like to. Would like to Jointly. Joined the Peace Corps before I'm. Much older, whatever may come out of my undergraduate work and get ready for. Some kind of a Inter Inter period between the between the workaday life. My college studies or whatever. What's they be thinking about her? How were they were? They plan their vm academic career in order the best prepare themselves for peace. Corps Service get absolutely thanks for asking the. That's exactly what the Peace Corps program tries to do is is to capture these these young people who have heard of the Peace Corps or think they might be interested in the.
"peace corps" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Someone without a whole lot of monetary resources could access a really supportive infrastructure and get that international development work experience and then be kind of on a path towards working for the UN or working for the World Bank or something like. that. and. The Peace Corps definitely provides that supportive infrastructure like like Mary. Mentioned it's it's no small thing to be able to evacuate thousands of young people. And make that happen and happen quickly and safely, and there were countries in the early two thousand and that were evacuated as well for a variety of reasons. But It also was very much an experience that. Made. Clear to me how much. small-scale farmers. Everywhere have in common. In terms of working with very limited resources often working with not supportive. Policy Environments often working with these huge economic forces. That are not in their favor and it was really that kind of experience that put me on the. Track of getting graduate degrees in community development and applied economics or and then a PhD in public policy management and and really focusing on the role of. Government and the rules and policies that we make in helping or hindering the ability of small-scale farmer speeding in Fremont or in sub Saharan Africa to do. And I'm curious to know did you speak fluent French before you went went over there? Was a French major as an Undergrad and in my in my community, there were probably. Four people who spoke French. French. Is the national language but. The language of businesses wall and the language. Of. My community was was poular. And what about? Do you have any training and fool arbuckle you've got to wear. The community. Yeah. So like Mary mentioned, it's a, it's a twenty seven months service appointment because there's a a three month training and a two year service commitment and that three months of training actually is mostly in country, and so you're taking a language courses and you're taking. A cultural awareness and interaction courses. You're taking safety courses and health courses really on a very full-time basis for that three month period. I had a crash course in polar, and then a lot of learn as you go experience. Yeah what what are some of the? Marielle put this question to you what are some of the health and physical requirements for peace, Corps volunteers I know that There are some limitations that way right. Yeah, you know part of the application processes going through a pretty lengthy, an intense medical background checks mom. I don't know if I can necessarily speak to the requirements because it's pretty personal and a lot of volunteers with pre existing conditions are able to serve There's no checklist of physical attributes you have to have in order to be a volunteer but they do want to ensure you know that volunteers are. Healthy and are aware of the resources they need in order to remain healthy and services, and ensure that the Peace Corps headquarters of that country is prepared to offer the necessary. For volunteers. And Mary how many? How many peace? Corps volunteers were there in Jamaica when you were there. That's a great question..
"peace corps" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Voices to have a more impactful. Programming within communities. And when when you went to Jamaica, did you Sort of move into an office or something that had been vacated by previous Peace Corps. Volunteer. Well. That's a good question. So I was actually the first volunteer to serve in the community where I served in the Blue Mountains. The community has cascade So I was the first volunteer of Peace Corps that they'd had and over twenty five years and. I didn't have an office I lived with the host family and my main goal was again integrating in the into the community building relationships, building offensive trust and the foundation that volunteers after me could be able to build upon and have a more impactful service by that. Feature Trust and relationships. Drove talk a little bit about Your Peace Corps experience and and. Especially, now, where where did where did you go into? and. What kind work were you doing when you got there? Yeah no I really appreciate the opportunity to think back on this. So like Mary I was the. First onto year in my. Community it was in eastern Senegal sounded alright. Okay. Bench Africa French speaking. It was a cooler community for any pool, our speakers speakers out there. Him And? The. Focus of my work was on agroforestry. So integrating trees into. Agricultural Production. Mentioned that and. And you. You come out of the Peace Corps and now you find yourself in academia. was that a straight path or whether some intervening intervening years in intervening work there. Not. A straight path. And not. Really the original goal. So I'm from the Northeast Kingdom of per month and had some extended family involved in. Work in sub Saharan Africa that no previous peace. Corps volunteers. And was really interested in international development as an undergraduate student as a young person and sort of saw the peace corps as a way that..
"peace corps" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"When they're when they finish with their degrees. From Executive Director to Professor Travis you know we have David Conner's professor to lawyers to CEO's to operations, research managers I mean they really come back use their undergraduate degree US peace corps experience use a graduate degree, and then go on and continue service to their communities. Vermont is ranked as the number to trough a Peace Corps volunteer producing states stayed in the per capita basis. Of and I'm wondering who's number one and what do we need to do to beat them. Oh well, I can't answer that question maybe Travis or Mary, but we have we have such a small population. Though it's easy to per capita but and we're number four for all of medium sized schools. I. Don't know who's ever one travis. Do you know Mary drove? Mary. I believe it's DC Washington DC. It's Washington. DC. kind of makes sense. Washington DC as a lot of folks who are who are steeped in the whole government service idea and So that would that fits the picture now that you mention it. Should guessed that but anyway Yeah. This is actually from from some information provided I very kindly. By, the cows folks up there as I was putting the editor, some some information to learn a little bit about this about UVM's role in peace corps recruitment and. and. Mary. was wondering your sense of. What you do, you have any sense of why for Mont would be a A leader in getting folks to join the Peace Corps. Yeah I think it has a lot to do with value and what we're monitors 's or students who are going to school in Vermont value and getting involved in sustainable community development grassroots, community action cultural exchange i. think these are all values, how by Peace Corps and also value shared by a lot of Vermont tres. In terms of. Your own situation there married. What motivated I are are you from Vermont or from elsewhere? You know I'm from Long Island New York? Originally from Vermont but I love Vermont I think it's gorgeous. Over monitored by choice instead of a rotter by birth. So. Mary. What would motivate you that you personally joined the Peace Corps and how does this? Fit, in with your life and career plan and so on. Yeah that's a great question. So I'm what you would call a legacy peace. Corps volunteer. My father served with Peace Corps in Chile in the eighties and my older sister serve with Peace Corps in Cameroon and around the mid two thousand and I was really inspired growing up hearing about my father's experience How that impacted his life, my sister's experience and. I really am passionate about community development getting community members involved in how their community functions and peace. Corps was a really incredible opportunity to be welcomed into a community to be supported through the trust that I was able.
"peace corps" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Wgn. We are back and got three guests online this morning talking about the. Peace Corps in the role of Vermont Hers and Particularly People who've affiliated with the University of Vermont. With that or that federally backed organization that sends people all over the world to help provide. Assistance in. Training and guide. Other forms against do Folks in developing countries and We have lackey WHO's UVM graduate student and. Is A peacecorps returning. You didn't mean to be back so soon but. Got Pulled out of Jamaica back last March at the start of the coronavirus crisis in unfortunately looks like all seven thousand Peace Corps volunteers around the world war brought home. After, the after the band damage sort of settled in a settled down or whatever did descended on maybe that's the best way to describe it the the world and. We also have with US Travis Reynolds, who's an assistant professor in the Department of community. Development of blind economics and. He's Peace Corps program coordinator meaning they're getting young folks ready to go in volunteer with the Peace Corps and when he's working with those young folks, he knows what he's talking about his he is a return to Peace Corps volunteer as well and Jane Kalinski professor and chair of the Department the Department won't give. The word he title and three times earlier. and. She joins us as well to talk about the overall approach and Jane actually. Curious how did your department? Sort, of stepped to the fore here in Vermont and become sort of a hub of Peace Corps connectedness. I love that question. So these are peace corps recruiter I have to do some real sleuthing what goes back all the way to nineteen eighty six. That's when we had the first contract and that was in a department of Agricultural Economics and there was an international development major, and here we are all these years later and we still have a community in international development major in our department and that was the start of the Peace Corps recruiter. The Coverdale Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Graduate Program is is New and our newest program is the Peace Corps program it. All just seems to fit with on mission vision and the way that we look at community development not only locally but globally. And The coverdell program when when people come back from from from Peace Corps, service and they are. These are folks who come back to back to you and for Graduate School Right. That's correct. They there could become a coverdell program when cup when we applied for coverdell specifically wanted programs in in leadership and an agriculture, and so ours was a really good fit with that program and then the students do get six credits that they they can take for at no cost in that program and they actually. Right up or of. Membranes or an analysis of their time in the peace, corps? And how it fits into their degree, and that degree is either an MS in community development or a master of public administration. Six graduate of the University of Vermont. That's a nice. A nice thing to get for free. What do you actually need to get the masters in Masters degree programs you were just describing? How many credits? Air Both Yep. Headed our program. Okay. So you're six the way. Here's your six of the way and you know what? You also have a code word and of of professionals and peers that have this the same mission vision that you do and impact our peace corps. Volunteers come back. Our recruiters come back into. So many different things..
"peace corps" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"May want to get back to you in a few minutes to talk about what you did to prepare for for. Some level of expertise and all those things before you went down everybody else I want to bring. Other guests into the conversation a little bit here, and let me go to Travis for a moment and ask you travis. You are an assistant, an assistant professor at Vm, and also a returned Peace Corps volunteer. Did you just come back in the evacuate? Under the pandemic or was your piece service some time ago. My service was down some some time ago in the early two thousands. So right after undergraduate. And I served in Senegal. So in West Africa and Agroforestry Volunteer. So working small-scale farmers to incorporate trees into their cropping practices. Wow, that's that's interesting. What's what's the trees where they were they incorporating into their cropping practices? And so. The the the way the Peace Corps. used. To work was you would as an applicant, apply to the Peace Corps and then put together this portfolio that the countries that would be hosting you. Evaluate and sort of choose from two to draw in people that had the skill sets that they wanted and I think that it was. It was wonderful to imagine the room where someone looked at my transcript and said, Oh this is a French major. With a Maple Syrup farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. person is ideally suited to graft mangoes in the Suhel and to teach courses in. In in. Lemon and Papaya propagation but it was perfect. It was it was great It's It's the kind of work where in a very short period of time you can plant a whole lot of seedlings, but you're also working with people to plant trees that are going to be there for decades and. So get mostly to answer your question mostly. Citrus mangoes I'm Papaya where the the fruit trees of interest, and then a lot of agroforestry species like..
"peace corps" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"You know it was pretty dramatic but I think it's a great testament to peace corps ability to mobilize and. protect volunteers in communities abroad. And That is obviously something that you want to. have in mind case in case things get difficult while you're out on on Simon in far flung places around the world is the Peace Corps has that ability to bring you back home if need be and obviously that's not the ideal but occasionally I gather over the years has had to had to happen. Is that right? Yeah. Well, it's actually the first time that all volunteers have been evacuated at one time. Yeah while. The first time I've heard about this that just you know once again, this is another. Another giant. Blow essentially delivered by this pandemic that That you know the world is has gotten weird for so many people. Is there though normally the Peace Corps assignment is a years alright Mary. Actually, a twenty seven month commitment. So okay, three months are training and then the following twenty four months you're sworn in as a volunteer, you are assigned to the community that will welcome you and then you spend those two years at that can put that community. I see. Okay and. So you're. You're how? How far into the program or how many months did you have left of those I gather twenty four of the actual foreign assignment. A full year left so. I think the. It was traumatic for me. Yes to leave but I think it's also very traumatic for the communities. That Peace Corps was involved with to have those volunteers and support systems. leaving, but they are hopeful and having returned. volunteers back to the field hopefully by next summer. So mid twenty, twenty, one but nothing is certain yet just because of the covid crisis. Now here's another. wrinkle to this thing, which is that. Obviously. You know a year ago if I talked to, you would have maybe told me about this..
"peace corps" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"From Radio Vermont it's the Dave Graham show on wd. It's your show about the people places and the issues that matter the most to you. Now. Here's your host Dave, Graham. Good Morning Vermont is Thursday October the twenty, second, two, thousand and twenty and I'm glad to have you with us this morning, we're going to be speaking with assume mentor of the Capstone Community Action Agency serving, central Vermont here, this morning as well as Brittany sperber from the skinny pancake small group of restaurants here in Vermont about a new program designed to to get food to folks who needed in this corona virus pandemic situation, we're having the Internet and. I think that's going to be an interesting conversation. We're going to go the whole first hour with that later on, I've got A. WE'RE GONNA be talking with one of our CBS news correspondents right after the top of the show break in the We're going to have. A conversation above Vermont senator. University of Vermont's outsized role in the Peace Corps, we've got three guests coming on folks who have served in the Peace Corps or are tied to efforts to promote the peace. Corps. Around the university, we've got Travis Reynolds Jane and Ski in Mary Lucky joining us in the second hour of the program to talk about update us on what's going on with the Peace Corps Vermont as a big footprint there. Relative certainly do our small size, and so we'll talk about that. In the second hour but I. Let's get into our conversation with sue mentor and Brittany Sperber sues with as I mentioned capstone and Brittany with the. Skinny Pancake Tasty Food and beverages available in my. I. Think up in Burlington, and maybe we'll find out forbidden where all they have outposts but. Let's go to sue I and and. Good morning sue thanks for joining me. gave thanks so much for having me on. So give me. Sort of an overview here. I understand that you are going to be making sort of a formal announcement later today but we thought we'd get a sneak peek in the dance here today Graham Show and. What is going on? Well I..
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.
"peace corps" Discussed on KOMO
"Far were you Got? Peace Corps Get interactive peace corps dot gov slash game. Updating a traffic as we do every 10 minutes on a force 10 44 and we continue to have issued in downtown Seattle on the express lanes. That's correct. Our express lanes in the south bound direction are currently closed. This is due to a semi crash a little bit south of Mercer, where the truck went most of the way off the roadway, and he's hanging down the embankment, So that's why they closed the express lanes. You'll also see that East Lake Avenue is closed traveling north found at Aloha because they want to keep drivers who are going to be traveling under that. Bacteria quite safe. So that's why it's blocked there so because you can't use the express lanes, we are seeing a heavier drive an average right now on south and I five in the mainline brake lights are coming on around North gate and they are sticking with you much of the way toward the ship. Canal Bridge north 95 with heavy dry from Michigan to Seneca. I'm seeing us backed up traveling westbound on the Spokane Street viaduct between I five and 99. Worth about four or five will have a heavy drive from 169 Much of the way through Newcastle. Cem crowding on South bound for 05 traveling through downtown Bellevue and its roadwork that's causing this two mile backup traveling westbound highway for 10 approaching Traffic Avenue. This traffic report is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance where you only pay or what you need. Nobody should have to pay for one size fits all insurance coverage. Liberty Mutual customizes your coverage. So you only pay for what you need our next. Cuomo traffic up 10 54 and your coma forecast. We've got the periods of rain that we've had this morning. And a few showers. They're gonna hang on into the afternoon but also have some sunshine, clearing at.
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
"peace corps" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Sometimes voluntarily sometimes not so much the seven thousand Peace Corps volunteers who were ordered home back in mid March are definitely in that not so much category now in an economy without a whole lot of momentum going for it they are trying to find their footing marketplaces in dealer caught up with some of it was just a month ago when thirty four year old Adam Greenberg is partner we're developing sustainable fish farms in central Africa then on March sixteenth an email from the Peace Corps telling them to come home quite frankly after learning about the chaos of airports in and how it was exhilarating the United States and the general unpreparedness that it looks like the United States was facing we kind of thought you know we might actually be safer here in this world village so they consider just staying in Zambia that would have meant that they be completely on their own no more pain no health care nothing but that wasn't the deciding factor for Greensburg coming back to San Diego after a very lengthy discussion all day about this we decided you know we wouldn't want to become a burden on Zambia's infrastructure so we figured it would be the most responsible thing to return he can't wait to get back to Zambia but the official word from Peace Corps is it'll be at least until October before anyone can return to their service countries he's kind of money saved up to be okay for a few months but after that they will likely have to start looking for a temporary gig to pay the bills at a time when unemployment is all of a sudden job droppingly high it's not the best job market to come back to twenty three year old Stephanie xterra was only six months from completing her two year stint in Southeast Asia when she was sent back to the U. S. she went from spending her days teaching kids and mentoring local teachers in the Philippines to looking for work in Boise Idaho I've also started researching just some local volunteer opportunities are on the Boise area so next up since sold kind of up in the air but I feel like it's like that for a lot of Americans right now she's living with her parents Tim thing is too but it took a minute to line that up after he was forced to leave Thailand I came back in the states but both my parents are considered high risk so I had to quarantine myself for fourteen days in a rental property that I had to pay for up front he says the Peace Corps is working on reimbursing him for the rental but paperwork is backed up the Peace Corps also announced it would provide volunteers with a one time fifteen hundred dollar stipend to cover costs associated with the evacuations that's on top of money volunteers normally get when they conclude their service like so many others Feng would love to go back and finish up the service but for now I spent the last couple of days kinda like reworking the resume looking at different job opportunities look at bunch of grad school opportunities seeing what's available out there is just really tough right now for a lot of people there's a network of former Peace Corps volunteers trying to help current volunteers when and where they can Kate Raftery is director of service innovation at the Peace Corps she says so I've offered places the same job opportunities and emotional support because for the volunteers there is disappointment there is regret and I and I think the public the biggest one is just the unknown referee says they'll determine country by country when it's safe for volunteers to return and a lot of that depends on when those countries open their borders and began accepting foreigners again I mean dealer for marketplace this final note on the way out today about which I'm.
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
"peace corps" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Loans that you have special provisions for Peace Corps volunteers okay okay so that's really neat what kind of work will he end up doing and okay I I can't even say rate Vanda not to well a lot too yes amando right now he is and will be in charge both doing projects related to sanitation and water purification the engineering in college is going to have to learn on the job it could be you have to learn on the job I don't yeah please please mark so I don't I have the belief that we face and I'm not going to be so proud of them hello I have two boys and I'm very proud of both up here and do something like go on a trip to Australia New Zealand haven't come pop over to visit you well we're gonna try to get that and that it's a little the the whites over there a little daunting and the price tag of not too cheap either so well actually I'm actually from the west coast often you can do in Australia New Zealand trip for about eight hundred round trip okay since you became affordable did not that's my job Chris crystal river the card our Joe hi crystal hi Clark I'm so honored but I think first time longtime listener first time caller wonderful to have you here yes I am calling about trip insurance the technically corona virus I thought I believe her traps and I've never purchased anything trip insurance specific for any reason cancellation it's only been for hurricane risk and things like that calling on a cruise in March to the carribean and I'll put it booked a trip to Hawaii in may and how I am very aware of how the work with this virus or maybe the travel industry not sure how to react to it but I know your travel experts know your opinion so the travel industry is absolutely scratching its head trying to figure out what to do and the cruise lines are terrified about what this is doing to their business the stocks of carnival in CL and royal Caribbean which the three of them combined I think account for seventy seventy five percent of cruise cabins in the world with all their brands they have seen their stocks just goes straight down like a rock and I generally if you have any illness at all what I've been seeing and communications from the cruise lines they're just gonna say go have a nice life here's your money back but I'm not on the ship if you have any kind of Sniffles okay I'm traveling with my son and that seventeen of seventeen under under eighteen I mean if if that were to happen to me are you saying for me or other people anybody in your group if anybody exhibits any signs of illness at the port then they will turn you away they'll take your temperature but based on what I read in a communication I got to I'm going actually going on a cruise and I got two different communications royal Caribbean forty eight hours apart and the second one was even more strident than the first one about I got the sense from the second one there if somebody's not feeling well you just call him for you and your home and say I'm sick do you want me to come out fairly tell you know where do we send your refund okay so Hey if you're well they're not going to give you your money back okay with that work if that does occur again at doctor yeah whatever if you say you're sick and they tell you not to come but send a doctor's note like you're at school and they said we've been out three days we need doctors note I guess people will have to do that the normally with the cruise unless you buy trip insurance it doesn't matter why you don't show up you lose your money but this is an unusual circumstance on usual case and no cruise line wants to be like carnival that's had two ships that have ended up with people with the illness and won the diamond princess and the other one of the Holland America ships and so they want to prevent that kind of negative publicity they want to prevent a problem before it starts okay even when you're on the trip I mean there's I guess you don't want to get sick on the cruise because if you know they're gonna quarantine you okay okay about those people that were on that princess cruise to worry in interior cabins with no window they were locked up in there what twenty three and a half hours a day or whatever can you imagine that now I'm one hundred and twelve square feet on the flip side of that I know how you are taking advantage of travel deals with it could be a good time to get his book absolutely yes the deals that cruise lines are emailing out our I'm usually good one of the cruise lines sent something essay saying it was their best deals in ten years that were available for booking because you know a cruise vacation is a hundred percent optional nobody has to go on a cruise so it means that when people are going on a cruise or trying to escape life and so their bookings are just decimated they won't there are they are not disclosing how much cruise bookings are down but you can just tell from the communications that they really are begging for people to book and then five with it when you book the cruise insurance unless you cancel for any reason which is more expensive insurance but he gives you the ability to say you know what this isn't my day to go on a trip you're listening to the Clark Howard show.
"peace corps" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Outdoors man your non profit off the grid he worked at the Peace Corps if you've been in the airforce just like you've done everything your green bushman the last thing that we know did you say the land of ten thousand blonde and all that we had some red heads in there is that in your city with two of them right now for crying out loud right I think honestly okay so this is so funny so you come in here and you see our man wild and who's the first guy that you see on my buddy Carter yeah how to say it yeah I used to watch his TV show when I was in high school and she loves it and then I randomly I was living in as guest house last year so it's kind of funny are you single yeah yeah okay I'm not K. learning community I am I've been dating a very sweet girl yeah okay there's with art there Ashley will love that he yeah I like that before too sometimes well you use our own we don't want to talk about your to speculate about so you have that you know you've done so many different things how was the trading spaces experience it was like getting adopted into a highly dysfunctional family it was but man it's like to see everybody likes house or quarter on TV hi penny to of course and you member page and all the others as part of our childhood and then to be working with them overnight like that was just not you get injured so you like you admit that you watch the show in high school Carter like you watch yeah he'll see like was it your mom or your said how did you want to your obsessed with it and I liked the the carpentry sort of thing yes are watching tie in court yeah yeah yeah those guys are the coolest because I was doing carpentry high school yeah so I just thought they were gods you know they're the coolest so did you accidentally fall into this business it was so random I was I was doing home renovations and home inspections in Austin Texas and then I was there for him as far from I love I still it's great yeah I move there once you didn't play for a guy who Hey I've the best things about a damn it didn't last long but you know that was all yeah yeah those Texas let tell me who yeah well those are all the harmony base and stuff I started doing stunt work for some films and a stunt like this ever motor social is so random like there's a movie called seven days you Tokyo's rubber to fall I was my first thing ever yeah and I had to like record car in fallout of a canoe and to silly stuff like that nothing crate engines just because you you agree on that and I needed the money the fun I didn't go to college so yeah and then that led to me getting on Discovery Channel which led to the show producer for trading spaces found me on Instagram oh my gosh and saw that I was in Los Angeles and mayor string.
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
"peace corps" Discussed on KOMO
"Far will you go Peace Corps interactive peace corps dot com slash game hi look into this and for new subway slaughter starting at one eighty nine each how do you want to cheer squad give me a one eighty what what really spell anything twenty four and here in Jordan keep an eye on things this morning with our triple a traffic update well we do have a crash right now in Bonney lake this is westbound highway for ten as you're approaching a hundred and sixty six and that's causing about a mile and a half back up behind that that is my only reported blocking problem north on I five is slow from highway sixteen to river road in the next round of delay starts near three seventy fifth going from federal way to Seattle it's taking at thirty nine minutes that limit to Seattle at thirty six minute commute southbound four or five really pack from canyon park to state route five two two we're also seeing crowding from one six seven in the south center north bound for a five fairly average delays from the valley freeway to forty fourth and you're also busy around I ninety northbound one six seven is that flow through much of Sumner and then again from highway eighteen to two seventy seven and north down ninety nine now slow and go conditions from the First Avenue south bridge toward the end of the tunnel our next como traffic up seven thirty four our traffic this time is brought to you by Exxon Mobil's new synergy supreme plus premium gasoline the best you'll ever keeps your engine two times cleaner for better gas mileage Philip today or go to Exxon dot com for more details well we'll have to wait for the fog to burn off before we see the sunshine this afternoon but it's in the forecast high of sixty in the clouds become more persistent this weekend a slight chance of showers tomorrow morning.
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
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
"peace corps" Discussed on KOMO
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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.
"peace corps" Discussed on KOMO
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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
"peace corps" Discussed on Bad Science
"Bad science here nerve whatsoever. You can get your Lord of the rings your hobbit a your fill of that there. That sounds really fun. Okay. So yeah, tell me what you were doing at the peace corps. And should I say, the peace corps or just at peacecorps? Okay. So you were doing at peace corps. On tears in peace corps. Botswana everywhere in peace corps, a different country it year there for different things. It's the country stated of the the we were there for HIV and aids prevention and awareness, I worked in a really small village. And I just thought it was a village volunteer. So basically what I did is anything the village needed. We kind of figured out a way together to get it done. So I did a lot of community education projects around HIV and aids prevention awareness testing education, all that kind of stuff, and then I also work with a small community based village that we were trying to build the very first elderly home in Botswana when I build I really mean we're out of Phil pulling up threes roots gardening building offense like building. It. Good time. Would you recommend others to do the same? I it is definitely a life changing event. It's very stressful very hard. But it's also rewarding is equally. It's very worth it. I knew I wanna do it since ninth grade. So it was kinda like life goal completed. Wonderful. And so you mentioned in your Email that you left not only your friends and your family for those two years, but I'm promising career. So what what was that about? On your podcast relying mostly worker. Lying, but I'm not like a neuroscience or anything scientist. I am a social worker. So the hospital social worker for a year before I went into peace corps would use. What are you doing? Now, I'm currently unemployed. So. If you guys want to hire me give out my phone number. Totally find we'll give out your phone number on the podcast that seems like a good idea..
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.
"peace corps" Discussed on The New Yorker Fiction Podcast
"Even for employees like me who worked at the switchboard in the basement, her firm issued directives on appropriate attire. Skirts, for instance, should cover the knees. She had lovely knees. Kate Nei would sometimes meet after work at the Pilsen dressed in our proper business clothes and still feeling both a little self conscious in glamorous as if we were imposters wearing disguises, the place had small round tables, and we'd sit in a corner under a painting called the street musicians of Prague and trade future plans as if they were escape routes. She talked of going to grad school in Europe. I wanted to apply to the peace corps. Our plans for the future made us laugh and feel close. But those same plans somehow made anything more than temporary between us seem impossible. It was the first time I'd ever had the feeling of missing someone. I was still with. The waiters in the Pilsen were short black jackets over long white aprons. They were old men from the old country. We went there often enough to have our own special waiter Rudy after awhile. Rudy boned are trout and seasoned are salads. And at the end of the meal, he'd bring the bottle of crammed cow from the bar along with two little glasses and a small pitcher of heavy cream and make us each king Alfons right at our table. We'd watch as he'd fill the glasses halfway up with the syrupy Brown lacouer then carefully attempt to flow to layer of cream on top. If he failed to float the cream, we'd get that one free. Who was king Alfons anyway, Rudy, I sometimes asked trying to break his concentration and if that didn't work, I nudged the table with my foot. So the glass would jiggle imperceptibly just as he was floating the cream, we'd usually get one on the house. Rudy knew what I was doing. In fact, serving the king Alfons is had been his idea, and he had also suggested the trick of jarring the table. I think it pleased him though he seem concerned about the way I'd stare into the liqueur glass watching the patterns. It's not a microscope. He said, drink, he liked us and we tipped extra. It felt good to be there and to be able to pay for a meal. Kate and I met at the Pilsen for supper on my twenty second birthday, it was may and unseasonably hot. I'd open my tie even before looking at the dinner menu, we ordered a bottle of mums and a dozen oysters apiece Rudy made a sly remark when he brought the oyster is on plotters advice. They were freshly opened and smelled of the sea. I'd heard people joke about being aphrodisiac, but never considered it anything. But a myth, the kind of idea they still had in the old country. We squeezed on lemon, added dabs of horseradish, slid the oysters into our mouth and then rinse the shells with champagne and drank the salty cold juice. There was a beefy looking couple eating schnitzel at the next table. And they stared at us with the repugnance that public hoisted eaters in the mid west often encounter. We laughed and grandly sipped it all down. I was already have tipsy from drinking too fast and starting to feel filled with a euphoric eeking energy. Kate raised, brimming oyster shell to me and a toast to the peace corps to Europe. I replied, and we'd clunk shells. She touched her wine glass to mine and whispered, happy birthday, and then suddenly leaned across the table. And kissed me when she sat down. Again, she was flushed. I caught the reflection of her face in the glass covered the street. Musicians of Prague above our table..
Us, China and Microsoft discussed on ESPN Radio
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