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Kreider, Shesterkin lead Rangers to 4-1 win over Flyers

AP News Radio

00:26 sec | 6 d ago

Kreider, Shesterkin lead Rangers to 4-1 win over Flyers

"The the New New York York Rangers Rangers have have won won eight eight of of their their last last nine nine after after four four one one win win over over the the flyers flyers the the Rangers Rangers jumped jumped out out to to a a quick quick lead lead on on first first period period goals goals by by Jacob Jacob Trouba Trouba and and Dryden Dryden hunt hunt Chris Chris Kreider Kreider netted netted his his sixteenth sixteenth goal goal thirty thirty four four seconds seconds into into the the second second period period on on the the Rangers Rangers momentum momentum continued continued when when they they killed killed off off a a five five minute minute Philly Philly power power play play during during which which goalie goalie Igor Igor shuriken shuriken made made seven seven of of his his thirty thirty three three St St Philly Philly goalie goalie Carter Carter Hart Hart had had little little help help as as the the flyers flyers dropped dropped their their seventh seventh straight straight might might make make you you so so New New York York

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 Giants' defense smothers Eagles 13-7, gets 3 picks

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | Last week

Giants' defense smothers Eagles 13-7, gets 3 picks

"The giants behind a solid defense picked up a thirteen to seven win over the eagles earlier this week the giants fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett but the defense was the key to victory forcing Philadelphia into four turnovers eagles cornerback Jalen hurts fourteen of thirty one only a hundred and twenty nine yards he tossed three interceptions giant's quarterback Daniel Jones running plays called by offensive assistant coach Freddie kitchens was nineteen of thirty two hundred and two yards and a touchdown pass to Chris Myrick giants foreign seven Philly now five and seven might

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Stephen Curry's Warriors get past Seth Curry's 76ers, 116-96

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | Last week

Stephen Curry's Warriors get past Seth Curry's 76ers, 116-96

"The warriors had a thirty nine point swing as they trailed the seventy Sixers by nineteen points in the first half but got it going after halftime and go on to win by twenty points one sixteen ninety six Stephan curry had game highs with twenty five points and ten assists with the switching got stops made in take tough shots especially second half internet in offense and unlock the game for so you know pretty impressive just energy known let that happen now after the first quarter curry made six of eleven three pointers Andrew Wiggins had nineteen for Golden State which has won five in a row Steph's younger brother Seth curry led Philly with twenty four points rhyming on San Francisco

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Maxey, 76ers beat Nuggets 103-89 to snap 5-game skid

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 2 weeks ago

Maxey, 76ers beat Nuggets 103-89 to snap 5-game skid

"Philadelphia pulled away in the second half in route to a one oh three eighty nine win over the nuggets the victory put a stop to a five game losing streak Philly placed six players in double digits led by twenty two from Tyrese Maxey the big ups if I if I do not know I got to give that up I can give our my little be easier row it's a room because ups of I get past them I got easy lay up taking the floor without injured star Joel Embiid the Sixers went on a nineteen to four sport good for an eighty five sixty five advantage with two twenty five left in the third quarter for the nuggets Nikola jokic slugged thirty points and ten rebounds both game highs Bruce Morton Denver

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Sebastian and Hans Von Spakovsky Discuss Old School Ballot Fraud

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:57 min | 2 weeks ago

Sebastian and Hans Von Spakovsky Discuss Old School Ballot Fraud

"So let's look specifically hands. At what happened last year. And I'm not a former election commissioner. I'm not a lawyer, you served in the DOJ correct. There's a lot of so here's my layman's take and you tell me if it resonates. Conservatives are concerned. Justifiably aged because the incumbent president received more votes than any other incumbent president in history. And in four battleground states, the vote count was halted, and then the results reversed when the vote count was started again. So at least there are questions in four battleground states. For all the theories that have been developed since then, there are various baskets of theories. Some, rather ones, such as data farms in Germany, Venezuela, dominion, voting machines, memory sticks, algorithms, Wi-Fi access to electronic systems. My argument is a very simple one. If you know that the vote reversal occurred in places like Philadelphia in Atlanta, these are places that have, in some cases, Chicago, decades long history of fraught elections. And old school fraud is perhaps where we should start. The idea that ballot stuffing, filling out election ballots for people who aren't actually the person on the ballot. Does it make sense if you're looking to address these issues to follow the kiss principle and to stay with the keep it simple and start with that which we know, I mean, it's a joke, Philadelphia Chicago. These are box of jokes for decades. Before we get to these ideas of computers and algorithms, we have a lot of work to do with just very prosaic, do we not? Yeah, no, no, you've analyzed it exactly right. If you want to look at problems, the elections, you look at the ways elections have been stolen in the past. Right. And for those who think that doesn't still happen. I mean, look, you mentioned ballot stuffing, right? Okay, just a couple of weeks ago. And this didn't get this got almost no media attention. It was the media that is like covering this. Just a couple of weeks ago, a former election official in Philadelphia, who was actually a staffer for a member of the city council and who was responsible for running at least three polling places in Philly. She was indicted by the acting U.S. attorney for stuffing ballot boxes in her three precincts with bogus votes. It's an old school fraud. Yes, and for those who think that was isolated, no, last year in May also in Philadelphia, another election official was charged with exactly the same

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Bogdanovic scores 27 to lead Jazz to 120-85 rout of 76ers

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 2 weeks ago

Bogdanovic scores 27 to lead Jazz to 120-85 rout of 76ers

"The Utah Jazz route of the Philadelphia seventy six is one twenty two eighty five the jazz led by only two after the first quarter but then outscored Philly sixty seven thirty eight over the next two quarters to run away with it Utah's defense was the difference holding the Sixers just nineteen points in each of the final three quarters anchored by Rudy Gobert or grab seventeen rebounds and blocked four shots going on bug down which led the jazz with twenty seven points the Sixers about lost five straight games all sins Jo Ellen beat one on the covert list I'm John Merriam

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Flyers rally in 3rd period to beat Hurricanes 2-1

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 3 weeks ago

Flyers rally in 3rd period to beat Hurricanes 2-1

"Joel Farabee and Zack McEwen scored in the third period to send the flyers past the hurricanes two to one we can always call was his first in ten games a season former hurricane Patrick brown assisted on the game winner Carter Hart turned back thirty nine shots and blanked Carolina after Stephen Lawrence B. to midway through the second I'm just trying to do my job and just stop oxen and have fun let's party and I think that if the boys are doing a great job of keeping the guys to the outside and limiting second chances Philly took fifteen shots in the final period after mustering just thirteen to forty minutes canes netminder Frederik Andersen made twenty six saves the hurricanes fell to ten into overall five and one at home the flyers are seven three into I'm the ferry

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Antetokounmpo, Allen lead Bucks past short-handed 76ers

AP News Radio

00:29 sec | Last month

Antetokounmpo, Allen lead Bucks past short-handed 76ers

"Yes intent to Cooper provided thirty one points and sixteen rebounds for the box in a one eighteen one oh nine victory at Philadelphia Grayson Allen scored twenty five points and hit a key three pointer late in the fourth quarter Bobby Portis added nineteen points for the NBA champions or back at five hundred after winning for just the second time in seven games Tyrese Maxey scored thirty one points for the seventy Sixers who played without four time all star Joe well indeed for the second straight game Philly has dropped two straight since a six game winning streak I'm Dave Ferrie

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Walker scores 19, Knicks romp to end 15-game skid vs 76ers

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | Last month

Walker scores 19, Knicks romp to end 15-game skid vs 76ers

"The Knicks have made it three or four to open the season is the beat Philadelphia one twelve ten ninety nine the next to control the game with a dominating second quarter outscoring the Sixers thirty nine to sixteen a grab a twenty point halftime lead the balance New York attack was highlighted by sixteen three pointers Kemba Walker had five of them on his way to nineteen points Julius Randle sixteen points and eleven rebounds Tobias Harris led Philly with twenty three points the Sixers had being the next fifteen straight times dating back to twenty seventeen Mike thank you so New York

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 Raiders beat Philly, 33-22, in second game under Bisaccia

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | Last month

Raiders beat Philly, 33-22, in second game under Bisaccia

"The raiders are the thirty three twenty two victory against the eagles as Derek Carr threw for three hundred twenty three yards completing thirty one of thirty four pass attempts with one touchdown for different raiders scored touchdowns is Kenyan Drake and Brian Edwards found the end zone in the third quarter cars completion percentage was a career high and the second best in NFL history on a minimum of thirty attempts Las Vegas Las running back Josh Jacobs to a chest injury after he ran for twenty nine yards on six attempts including one touchdown on the ferry

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Joel Embiid, Furkan Korkmaz help 76ers beat Pelicans 117-97

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | Last month

Joel Embiid, Furkan Korkmaz help 76ers beat Pelicans 117-97

"Joe well unbeaten for Concorde must each scored twenty two points is a seventy Sixers coasted to a one seventeen ninety seven when it in Orleans and beat also finished with twelve rebounds and court my string four three pointers in the fourth quarter to help Philly pull away right now Doug is trusting me he's given me a lot of confidence to like he wants me to make a play you just don't want to score you just want me to make a play for the others I think of this year especially I understand that much better than last year's court mais nailed three threes in less than a minute to put the Sixers up ninety two seventy nine that was part of a twenty two to run that iced the victory the Sixers were without disgruntled guard Ben Simmons who was suspended for the game for conduct detrimental to the team Brandon Ingram led the pelicans with twenty five points I'm Dave Ferrie

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Flyers spoil Hakstol's return in 6-1 win over Kraken

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | Last month

Flyers spoil Hakstol's return in 6-1 win over Kraken

"Head coach Dave Hakstol is returned to Philadelphia was a disaster is his crack and suffered a six one loss to the flyers for flyers had multi point games with Derek Broussard leading the way with a goal and two assists Justin Braun Travis connect me and Joel Farabee each had a goal and an assist for Philly which also received goals from Ryan Allison Claude Giroux Carter Hart stopped twenty three shots a blank Seattle after Carson Soucy scored in the second period business you know water and sports night the boys were we're clicking and is great to watch from from my end and and seem like all the chemistry was with all the new guys are starting to really click now and and it's looking great Philipp Grubauer was pulled midway through the second period after allowing five goals on twenty shots on the ferry

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 Canucks score twice in shootout, beat Flyers 5-4

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | Last month

Canucks score twice in shootout, beat Flyers 5-4

"The Canucks squandered a two goal lead in the third period before beating the flyers five to four Phillies Pederson and JT Miller scored in the shootout after Vancouver put together a four goal second period to take a four two lead Miller says they didn't hang their heads after blowing the lead I don't think we felt like that took the life back anything happen it's over time we get to a team two nights ago start again Travis connecting Claude Giroux scored over the final two seventeen of regulation in the flyers season opener came back into the Joel Farabee also scored for Philly and Carter Hart stopped thirty five shots the Canucks ended Philadelphia's string of five straight season opening wins I'm

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British lawmaker stabbed while holding meetings with constituents

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | Last month

British lawmaker stabbed while holding meetings with constituents

"Reports have emerged that the British lawmaker has been stabbed during a meeting with his constituents wishes police confirmed that a man has been arrested off to the stopping any sin England's Sky News reported that conservative lawmaker David Amos Wilson will make cuts heights at Belfast Methodist church in Leigh on sea the seaside town east of London amis's London office confirmed the police and ambulance had been called but had no other details Amos has been a member of parliament Philly on C. since nineteen ninety seven but has been only because since nineteen eighty three two other British lawmakers have been attacked in the past twenty one years during their regular meetings nine the surgeries when local members of that area can present concerns and complaints Karen

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Judge Holds DC Corrections Officials in Contempt Over Treatment of Jan. 6 Defendants

Mark Levin

01:28 min | Last month

Judge Holds DC Corrections Officials in Contempt Over Treatment of Jan. 6 Defendants

"This is from Fox News dot com Federal judge finds D.C. jail warden in contempt Demands the Department of Justice civil rights division probe January 6 detainees I hope Philly bump is listening over there at the Washington compost Remember him mister producer He was very upset that I was talking to Julie Kelly and would come and often about the treatment of the individuals that had been rounded up with S.W.A.T. teams and so forth and brought to a Washington D.C. jail Now we're around 630 of them Some of whom hellman solitary confinement some of whom weren't getting the medical care that they needed Some of whom weren't able to speak to their families for a period of time some of whom were fed crap for meals Phillip bump never went to the jail to try and find out what was going on They were there at the Washington compost Same way with the New York slimes They're not much interested But I am A federal judge has found the warden of a D.C. gel in the director of the D.C. Department of Corrections in contempt of court yesterday And called for an investigation by the Department of Justice to determine whether the jail has violated the civil rights of January 6th defendants

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Patrick Mahomes throws 5 TD passes, Chiefs beat Eagles 42-30

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 2 months ago

Patrick Mahomes throws 5 TD passes, Chiefs beat Eagles 42-30

"Patrick Mahomes threw for five touchdowns in the chief shook off a two game losing streak for a forty two thirty win over the eagles Tyreek hill was Mahomes favorite target grabbing eleven passes for one hundred eighty six yards and three scores I don't care if I have you know to honey I don't care if I have fifty as long as we get the W. so that's me that's my my station every day that's what my dad taught me to play football play for my brothers Mahomes finished with two hundred seventy eight yards passing and his interception was the only possession which the chiefs didn't score any re beat his old team and became the first coach in NFL history with one hundred wins for two different franchises eagles quarterback Jalen hurts threw for a career high three hundred eighty seven yards and two TDS but Philly had three touchdowns negated by penalty I'm Dave Ferrie

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Fried, Riley power Braves past Phils; magic number down to 1

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 months ago

Fried, Riley power Braves past Phils; magic number down to 1

"The Braves have reduced their magic number to one for clinching their fourth straight NL east title by whipping the second place Philly seventy two Austin Riley provided a two run double and three RBIs for Atlanta which can wrap up the division by winning on Thursday Max freed is seven oh with the one point four six ERA over his last eleven starts after holding the Phillies to one run over seven innings of his fourteenth victory just wanted to be able to go out there and can keep us in the game no not this line of couldn't explore and in ninety seconds long scissor type came close came that that was kind of my job today Aaron nola gave up three runs and seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts I'm the ferry

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Brian Windhorst ‘Highly Doubts’ Ben Simmons and 76ers Can Repair Their Relationship

The Jump

01:49 min | 3 months ago

Brian Windhorst ‘Highly Doubts’ Ben Simmons and 76ers Can Repair Their Relationship

"Let's get to the latest surrounding ben simmons and the sixers keep pompeii the philadelphia inquirer reports that people in simmons's camp are not inclined to help the sixers find a trade partner for him so given the public criticism from doc rivers after the playoffs and how his name was in the james harden trade talks last season march sign of the times reports that the cavs are one team. That's interested in him so brian is there a chance for simmons to repair his relationship in philly. And if not where do you think he could end up. I've been around too long to say that. There's never a chance of anything. But i would highly doubt it One of the messages. That ben has sent back towards philly. Is that. It's not his job to fix his trade value. It's his job to correct. This trade value raises trade value. That is not something that is on the menu for him and so with that out there. I don't think he's interested in coming in and trying to change the situation and one thing that i think is interesting is that his contract is structured in a way that he's going to get half of his money by october first sixteen and a half million of thirty three million come before he has to worry about getting find a single dime for a forty one of his game. So he's going to have a war chest that he can. Just sit this out. Now i agree the cavaliers and other teams that are really interested in trading for a guy with four years. Left on their contract would be interested. That's also why. You've heard a mike minnesota and even potentially a team like san antonio these are organizations that typically don't do well in free agency and so the idea of getting a star player under four year contract is very attractive but dens value is so low right now and the expectations of daryl morey on a trailer so high we just are not neutral zone for any If any team at this

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

03:14 min | 1 year ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"I was always under the impression that I mean when the pandemic first started it was like well, we'll be out of this in a month and then and then after you know three months were like oh shit. We're in this for the Long Haul so I thought there was no way in that month. There is no way there's going to be enough change. I I was writing articles. I was writing pieces that were like see these are all the problems and in my head I was like, well, you know took us this is over in a month. It's all going to go back to normal. But then as soon as it starts sticking around like as soon as we saw that it wasn't going away anytime soon and then people started protesting and like, oh my God, there's dead. Is actually going to be changed this time. Yeah, and now, you know, I I can't. I can't imagine restaurant the restaurant industry going back like reverting back to its old model. I I mean it's obviously going to happen right away. Like as soon as the restaurants can you know, I I mean reopen at its full capacity. They're probably going to start out at a place where it's like we're going to do this the only way we know how for the time being and then we can change but over time there's you know, this is a good change everything is going to change. I don't think that restaurants the way they were I don't think they were built for built for a pandemic. Right? And and so the the way you do think there will be radical change, but the thing it's like they're kind of the thing that was weird to me is like you're hearing all of these, you know, you're seeing a lot of these protests that go against our restaurants like we demand more rights. We demand Healthcare we demand all these things and the timing for those things is impossible right? Like I mean like it's never the right time it's off. Right time to protest for that but no restaurant owner. They're all basically staring over into the abyss right like exactly exactly. I mean it was it was it was it was a Confluence of the the worst things in that could possibly happen to every single, you know facet of the restaurant industry happening all at once. So like, you know, when when people get scared they act in faith and then they lost their jobs and they're like, hey, why do I know? I don't have a job right now and they look behind them and they're restaurant owner, you know, and there's no one else to look at so long and and then on top of that, you know, there's a million think pieces about that the changes that should be happening in the restaurant industry and you you start reading those and start looking at your place of work and you're like, okay something about adding up. So what are some of those changes you've been reading about I mean, so I wrote about this basically the the reason I wrote that big piece is I I worked so just background. I worked in the restaurant industry. I I worked in I worked in it for like over ten years. I worked in Philly restaurants and some of the some of the bigger Philly restaurants off and so I wrote about it. So I have both perspectives, right? And by I saw I from from the inside you you know that this industry wasn't meant to be anything other than what it was..

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"But that's cool I'll play by that. Make me let me just tell you how the rest of the world I know when I first read about your festival and other people indie artists. They were a little nervous. A bunch of trepidation about the big high powered corporate lawyer running this music festival. Yes. Oh how much of that? Did you encounter and like how you get around it or work through it? I still get that. Honestly. A number will be we met a while back in and I think I. Think People were surprised me look I I. Don't know I'm not gonNA stop knocking to try to not be myself. I am what I do to eight. I think I have a decent credibility in what I told people is just in a state of my intent and the core mission is festival and I think that that's going to ring true but I think it did take. It took a couple of years. It took. It took a couple years for people to come to the festival Nazi banners on stage. And they say well, has business model where you see your so-called Businessperson while we takin corporate dollars and we matched that with personal donations, we make sure all the ours are paid. We run a really skinny. Expense side of our business and then we had forty thousand dollars leftover that we donated using organizations in our city that even one hundred dollars is amazing. We donate forty thousand dollars so. But so the point is yeah, there's corporations involved but those corporations are not going to be front and center that if you WanNa be successful in Philly at least in the diy seen that kind of rub going to just says a outsider fan. you need to do things a certain way and I think. The way we're doing them is resonating with people. You know we get some Iras like I remember when we had. The votes if federal doughnuts are like Super Super, big music fans and I know one of the the owners everybody well said, I want to be involved. How do you want to be involved? Said how about we're going to do with this whole donut wall together music festival. All right. Cool. So I remember leading up to. Year one people were giving me the eye rolls over the Donut Wall Segali. Wall Festival Spree as pretty lame and I wouldn't have one of those. Heroes Donut Wall Festival. People get there and they're like wait donuts or free. Talking. Yeah, what are you? Should be at every festival at this. Gives we took it for granted imagine donor while now I mean no one wants. I know. I kinda rose into my question. My next question which was going to be is there any type of? Corporation that you will not allow to be a part of this or is it just like? Hey, if you guys got money will will show you in there. You know that's interesting. Question I mean I haven't crossed that yet..

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

05:40 min | 1 year ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"Hello Ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the philly blunt my name's Johnny. Good. Times I'm Ref- They Call Me Greg. We are excited this week to be joined by yet another jack-of-all-trades. Is a lawyer and Accountant. The founder of the Music Festival. He's written a couple of blocks I mean the list goes on and on the more I was. The more I was reading you know kind of looking at the resume, the more I was just getting annoyed by Al Accomplished. You're. On. The blunt. I'm glad to be here. You guys seem like real proposed. You've made with the accountant that's really gonNA key. Work.

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

13:52 min | 1 year ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"Welcome to blunt cast number. Three facebook live event that we do every Monday Wednesday and Friday. Why were on this? Sort of quarantine lockdown So if you have facebook check it out there and if you don't you can listen to it here This week or this blunt cast guest is George Miller. George is a former Philadelphian is currently living in Tokyo. He was a journalist at the inquired philly weekly and he was a professor of journalism over at Temple and now he's the associate dean at Temples. Japan campus in Tokyo. And he's also the founder of jump magazine which was an important magazine in Philly that covered the at local philly music scene and so George joins us to talk about his transition from Philly to Tokyo. Japan's dealing with the crisis The Olympics and life in general in Tokyo. And what's different than Phillies? A pretty interesting interview and it's cool talking to someone on the other side of the world. Sounds pretty good. And we hope you'll check it out and spread word stay safe. Wash your hands. The Santa Fill the Yellow Ladies and gentlemen welcome to Philly Blunt. My Name's Carnegie Times. I'm Ref- Greg. We've got a great guest tonight. Very excited to have him on.

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

07:47 min | 2 years ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"We want to take it to do it. We're GONNA wrap it up man. This is the philly blunt Where we just ask you rapid fire questions? uh-huh and the interview or Ben Or Joel Dwell. Been Stinks I oh my God I don't I don't know about which they trade him just like. Ben He's a great. It's just a role player. He will be great like he would be. He's a great role player. But to be like. We're going to revisit tweet you to remember. There's one man or a podcast celebrates Philly New York or Philly affiliates fully for sure speaking of Philadelphia. WHO's on your Mount Rushmore more Philly rappers? You get three to four you can go forward. I like three Beanie Sigel black does the third is going to be young. And that's what's tough. I wanted to say ahead to go will Smith and meek okay. That's let's Ford. That's a mount rushmore. Incorrect answer read the lowest calls. What Song do you like to dance to talk? WISCON- with Dan move. I'm going to edit in a snippet of the song. That's the way the way he asked super a recently has been there. Okay take time but damn honestly anything if I'm drunk uh-huh what's on your bucket list Top was on my bucket list And Queen Latifah like thick the Little Cherry. Oh started off as a joke then I just kept up with it but eh it was like one day I had tweeted about. Liz Alight. Probably like five times. I've seen it and she was like all right. That's enough now. You get past. Liz Old Minimum for today. Yeah Man Yeah name a movie. You think you could have started and Bene- success A movie I could have started He's a good questions Move back to the start then I do WanNa play a serious role. Does one thing I do WanNa do like forrest gump. The Jenny was a horrible person. And thank you thank Rocha. I've had in my life. Awesome right and left them. A single in the non of his life used them am. I don't know I would not my first movie but I definitely do place down a lot. The I'm not sure I'm going to think about that now. A favorite comedian of all time. Stand up now not talking movie talking talking about a person that got on stage with a microphone and you think is the best at what they did. Chicago Chicago is is the best over over. Eddie Chris you get You can book any banned for your birthday this year per performance for your birthday. What what's WHO's it going to be? I WanNa say probably rake nice either either like right now I got I know I know I know what Drake Party. We'll be good this doodle wrap party girl. That thanks tweeting about. Eliza was bad. We're told the drake birthday party. Honestly what I've been listening to a lot lately listened to a ladder Jay rock like honestly you like Jay rock. He's been around for the thing. I feel like He was more soda experiment before Kendrick the one that they throughout their first in writing where we're headed the formula. Yeah you're GONNA take your girl out to make up for the lose Oh tweets or or or anniversary and you have to see one of these two comics where you take reckoner sinbad or Dane Cook. I would definitely say bad. Do a holiday tradition of my house and we watch jingle all the way every Christmas Zeev Qasim bad steals that move village. He's the mailman whose Davila no arnold turbofan wash so long. You know what's bizarre to me about Simba because I I. I always thought Corny. He was friends with Phil Hartmann. They were really only for Hartman's like one of the great comic lifetimes and like him and Sindbad were apparently thick this season like they were like they wrote some movies together in harmony. You got murdered by his wife The Holy Grail sneaker only gross night that the warm like it doesn't matter what if you were able to get it you would My favorite sneakers the first Iverson's old old prediction for two thousand twenty prediction for twenty twenty. I'm going to say you might not be there bowl but I'm I must say sixers services go winner championship. I think they let's go. Let's go curtis because they're the only ones in east Texas stop genus they. They're the only ones like because the embiid so like it's been it's been together and then steps up on Christmas Day right. Yeah as much as as much as I don't like him to your trade wind with yeah all right. Gregg brings home last one. Sell absolutely beautiful about Philadelphia. Something beautiful about Philadelphia. People always say this grimy dirty place where we know that's not true no really people. People are actually great. People like try to tell them when they won the Super Bowl. That was like a special Time we're like everybody would. Just people WANNA cemeteries cemeteries by the hundreds anymore. We're putting jerseys over the gravestone. I saw grown and men in my neighborhood and I live in around two street. So that's all tough Irish. Get dressed up like starkly client so shoulder man I it was a beautiful beautiful fucking time. Man Yeah I think we came on your show all info all that jazz twitter instagram OUGHTA and more. That's all right like the TV show. Amd Moore M. O. R. E. MY website is Anthony. MORA COMEDY DOT COM facebook. Look Anthony more Any other Right black thank you so much man we As as Philadelphians fans of comedy we are excited to watch your eyes. Keep going man. You seem like a really good dude so thank you thank you. Thank you for having us to new wave. Cafe thirty gather.

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

09:18 min | 2 years ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"Like a vet presence about him and I got so many. There's a humble looking out for me like I remember early on. He was telling this when I was still living affiliate. He was telling me about writing scripts at that point where. He's just different sketches. I was telling me to F- he used Celtics. That was like four minutes. He was like Yo. You should Download US like like. You should download this APP. So I'm like so I look it up. I'm next time I'll look it up and like fifteen dollars some. I go expensive in Iran. This by like he just he was here and gave me a twenty. Wow I really wanted to spend on something else like micr like he believe me like he invested in the measles. I had I do. Yeah he was he was Kinda got. Anybody listening. Doesn't know Chris. Cotton is philly comic who passed recently I didn't know a person but as you can see had impact a lot of people so check out his stomach as his funeral. It was just like over the great center. It was funny because I'm like all the comics spoke to all these great stories and then on the owner of the Raven Lounge he went up and spoke. It was like it. Seemed like you were just rambling. He wasn't talking into the Mike really good so like all. The comics boost gave him the light. So good so who somebody in Philly that you think is underrated. WHO's a comedian in Philly You're a big fan of that. Maybe not a lot of people have heard right now. Like coming up right now The Markets Lavar like I've been a markets. He took him to a few shows. America's We'll go coming up who you Big Fan of nationally nationally Of course the usual guys like Shapiro. Shapiro David David. Craig Yeah. His crowd workers crazy carrot top. Ah Let me see Kevin. No I like the way I I just wish he'd be more free as far as like Like we get all the family stuff right. He has so many store arrange and like he's just naturally funny person right right now. Did you guys like up anyway. So I met him well coming up. Do the houses like this. This is this is more like it was like kind of like a it was like a mom and pop comedy club whereas you really start from open mic level and work your way up. Tahir Liner Soda Person That got me started on to Ray was actually curves mentor to raise the one that introduced cub the Keith Robinson So I just want being around to and then Guy Spain court in spank is is he. It features like you on on the road. So spank was here. Lining their helium. This is two thousand fourteen. So every every time it was a like a hill honor icon a new. I would hang go at their shows to try to gus bites. I just to get that five a minute so I hung out the whole weekend. He was at helium. The do guest spots on every show ended up putting me up and I did good on everyone and We just stayed in touch which one there may be spanked him. Like you sent me one of your tapes. I want to see if I could get you. On a showcase showcase was a week later. I'd get an email like hey anthony. I'm a produce comedy central. Be Putting together show for Kevin Hart and we want you to be on it like literally how to have jumped out at you see holiday I was like I can't believe you won't be like Oh. Let me for my people but it was like even and I still like. They said they wanted me on the show but like things still weren't certain like it was like okay. We're interested so as the things going on like some watching like heaven spanked their instagram. And like they're still on their tour so I hit Oh spank like you. Am Emma definitely on your show. He was like they said. They like your tape I'M GONNA hit them up to see like if things are food for sure so on a Wednesday get a call like the comedy Central People WanNa Conference call like Hey Anthony you're definitely on the show We're GonNa need these things from you. So it was like by their Friday. I had to email them on a copy. Happy in my set that I was going to do and then we were taping that Monday and I couldn't get any stage time that week because I'm telling people I'm doing a show. Kevin hurt but nobody at the club. Believe me off right after I quit bouncing right so I came name the fully desk Sunday. I did the open Mike at Fergus but this was on. Uh April taped on April and Sunday actually happened the B. Wrestlemanias like an like a bunch of the philly com share like huge wrestling with a total right so it was like no comics nokomis Willie only at the open Mike That was a light crow and I just went up and just like I started trying to do my side but nobody was really into it anyway so like I just bombed right so it was. I was bombing with the material. I was supposed to take the next day so I was like man. I'm GonNa just do whatever you're not listening anyway. And so yeah it was like all the only stays on my gut before attempt to show was me bomb and I mean when the actually taping that was amazing. Yeah that was great. Yeah you're gonNA came out better and he's been he's been supportive and yeah yeah. He looked he looked a lot. It's like good. What's on the horizon? What is the goal? What is the goal for for anything more? What is the The dream obviously living. But what is the finish line if you would say so. Both so my goal for this year. I'm about to start turning these colleges and like I'm really going to tighten up my hour. Then I wanNA shoot my our sometime in the next year. Okay and then. I just WanNa from term with these colleges I wanNA build up. I'm building on my FA- my family's with these With the college students. I'm because they're the ones that the main ones the only social media so I want to push you over. The short end on their first impression of what comedy is over the colleges. Then move onto the comedy clubs then move onto theaters and then work my way up to where I'm doing arenas so you're talking about social media. I know I manage and help musical acts so it's so important if I reach out to an agent or a lawyer. The first thing they'll say is how many instagram followers. I have to have any user. Youtube Shit has so. It's the same in the communist effort. Talk about the numbers. That's how it is like the first few meetings I have with. MTV that same situation where it was like Ah To this one. I was still living having a fully. I took a trip up there to have a meeting with them and that was the first thing they asked me like. You're funny but you really don't have a strong Internet presence. That's right so it makes you respect the old school in our music and our guys and the agents and TV people back in the day because they had to trust their instincts and this is an easy job now like if you have one hundred thousand followers than people know is not easy but does the thing to know what the the job on the other side is the age the corporate world who to invest in. They need instincts anywhere. So but that's the thing too they pick these people with the the followers but it doesn't translate views because there's like they throw these people in these movies. TV shows thinking like okay. They got a bunch of all their fathers are gonNA watch like no their followers. He would've just ordering phones all day. They don't want the kids that don't watch watch. TV that don't really spend mind tickets right. Yeah so whereas like a true stand up comedian a true stand up comedian there has one million followers. They're doing arenas versus Internet comic. That broke into stand up. They're just doing comedy club venues. Because does this only a small manor them actually spend money. y'All see Youtube. People who have twenty million dollars. I'll play like the the T.. La here right right. Jose two thousand. But they're not selling dividend different energy. You're not building that like real real famous. The cult of you know I don't like anybody out there is like oh I'll watch him for seven seconds but not for our.

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

04:17 min | 2 years ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"Inside yeah I mean it's part of the other part is this and I say this when I talked journalism classes you know journalism it's pure sense as a search for the truth reality is a reporter gathers a lot of facts and at a certain point you've got an editor saying when are you going to write that story so you're right the story based on the fact you have today understanding that tomorrow there may be three different pieces of information that skewered changed that story you know you you're not you don't know the absolute truth never do you search for but yeah so that's there is there a difference you feel when you're reporting the story as opposed to just writing for yourself as their defense energy there's a big difference between reporting for the newspaper I'm writing a book when I book it's subjective not object so when I'm writing a book and Ronnie privileged the principal character the book is going to come from his point of view and that's what I'm told the story from now you don't like Ronnie you're not GonNa like the book and I don't know all the answers but this is what he said this is what he testified under oath this is what the government used to make there cases here's who he is and go take it or leave it yeah Halloween the thirty year anniversary of the infamous shooting Dante and Luigi that was officially unsolved corrode I'm guessing you probably have you your own sort of I mean there's been there's been all kinds of documents there's informant debriefings there's enforcement people would you shooting Nikki scarf juniors is having clemson spaghetti with two other guys and a guy carrying a trick or treat one of them Jerry blevins was Jerry was at different you okay so the guy's carrying the trick or treat bag wearing a mask walks in walks up to the table pulls out a I think a Mac nine gun and opens fire on scarf junior hits them six times leaves the restaurant drops the gun and disappears and eh scarf or junior survives the hit amazing ru all yeah in retrospect and I remember talking to some cops right after this happened a few days before that a law enforcement guy the shot he was wearing a vest bulletproof vest and a bullet went under his arm and killed him and they said and here's scarf or sitting at a table take six bullets any walks away gust walked out at a hospital so everything's perspective but anyway the consensus has always been a jewelry moline was shooter that might informants told the feds that and and and law enforcement believes that nobody's ever been charged with that shooting Joe's never been charged there's a there's a tape in which scarf all juniors talking to his father scarf senior in prison in which they basically say it was me that did it in in code but it was really anyway and and scarf or senior says to his son you should take that guy dinner meaning do to him what he Ryan Right Michelle but then but then I talked to joey about this several years later it was always amazing Joey said it could've been me because I was on probation at that time I wasn't allowed out after seven they do I mean but he's a Mesa classic what was what was he like used bobby more for my generation he's the most Popular Boston Philly Joe Fisher Philadelphia mob Joe I would sit down either have a drink with him I have lunch with them and they come away realizing he didn't say anything you didn't tell me thanks very glib he's very always how's your family doing how's your he had two daughters I have two doors how's your daughter's doing the very personable guy talked about sports very well red talked about all government screw ups knew about buddy would never really get into anything and I'm in the classic Joey Line and Dave Schratt wiser from Fox twenty nine got this on film was Brad now the photographer they knew joey very well they were reporting the same time I was ah during their Simpson and after the dot Dan Luigi shooting from prison Nikki scarf oh senior supposedly put a five hundred thousand dollar contract out on always life wanted somebody to kill Joey and Schratt and Brad now driving around South Philly they spot joey get.

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

07:57 min | 2 years ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"America Camille pile and Antonin Scalia in the same generation and doesn't have to worry about Tony Soprano being poster boy you gotTa know who you are you got into where you come from right you know my mother used to say and I grew up with this you know Italian Americans are the best at whatever everybody anybody either is tired and wants to be Italian and we're the best of what we did as Rocky Marciano Joe Dimaggio this Fiorello Ardia even the crooks Al Capone was the best you know you it's a it's it's a kind of a pride crazy kind of pride in New York but you gotTa know that and were you mentioned a bit about the assimilation hasn't that also had a pretty major impact on the mob in terms of the guys that now that previously might have been the head guys in the mob or now doctors lawyers or what have you because there's just been that assimilation that there wasn't sixty seven yeah I think the mob by and large scraping the bottom of the import the guys don't get into the mob now or not the guys who could can be legitimate leaders whereas two generations ago Golic Angelo Bruno call again Bruno another time another place that could have been the company they have a lot of the guys in my today you leaders don't have that John Gotti was basically a thug it was a celebrity when he was a thug these are the opinions of Inquirer writer the opinions of the little bit more about the view of today today's mob or the variety of mobs versus what they were forty fifty years ago well I mean it turns traditional organized crime because most of the Mafia what you've seen over the past twenty years as a deterioration and it's it's I guess for want of a better word value system of the mob is falling apart the whole idea of part of the code of silence of not cooperating all of that's gone and it's partly it's generational I mean you can make an argument that in the thirties and priest these guys became mafioso because it was something they wanted to be they aspire to not all of a lot of them they they actually believed in that that whole except the you know the secret side of the Nevada you come to generations forward and these guys get involved because it's a way to make money right now when they get jammed up and there is not a question of You know I gotTa honor my my code now it's a question of I gotTa make a business decision how do I cut my losses so they flip because it's not it's not a way of life anymore it's it's a way to make money and now I'm jammed up how do I get from underneath that right and that's what we've seen again and again is we'll all the cooperatives I mean I used to know all the numbers I got Jove Lachey nine hundred sixty three testified first time ever anybody ever heard a made guy all up on tobacco zone Ostra talked about the structure and I think from sixty three to eighty six maybe there were three or four other guys Philadelphia is probably it doesn't guys on the list ten fifteen years New York there's several dozen Boston everywhere so the whole thing is coming apart and it's it's partly it's these guys next generation are the best and the brightest doctors lawyers educators and the mob is is down at the bottom of have you ever had a situation where are you knew someone was GonNa flip and you had to sit on it until it was done I had an a really interesting relationship Irani Previti Okay there was a gangster out of Hamilton New Jersey who basically Ronnie cultivated meave knowing he was going I didn't know at the time Keith cultivated me knowing he was going to cooperate and flips and if you know running back when he was a Philadelphia hop right and it was a Philadelphia cop that really then he got involved in Atlantic City then he got involved in his own his own crime organization and then he got became a member of the Staff Organization Y.. Started writing about him at that point ex cop now a bodyguard to the mob boss Blah Blah Blah flatten and I get this phone call from him and he says you seem to have an undue interest in my life I like to talk to you now you know you you you can't say no managed a whole macho world but you can't be writing about this so I said I'm Mitch alongside soon daytime in a public place show used to hang out at the Silver Corn Diner Down Hamilton you should come down and see me we'll have lunch so I told my editor here's where I'm going here so I'm GonNa go see if anything you know the but I go down to see him and he's a very erudite guy and he starts tell me stuff and I'm not sure why but you know he's right on a lot of stuff about checking out and and get to know each other and you know he becomes a source for me and then he keeps saying to me someday you write a book about Me Surani you've told me about gambling extortion brothels that you're running drug dealing of I write about you're going to go to jail and he says don't worry work it out we'll work it out well he already knew he was cooperating was wearing a wire and he was gonna flip so I you know I I should've I think eventually I realized but not in the beginning but yeah that's the that's the only time I other guys we contacted me after he flipped around Ronnie Ronnie passed away two years ago a year ago August in reading and contact with great you know Ronnie didn't go into Witness Protection Ronnie stayed in the area Very very fascinating IRA with I wrote a book the last gangster was about running remember again now these guys around here don't like them because he testified again and that was interesting he testified against him and they call him the fact rat and Ronnie would say where they and where am I right and and I remember after the big trial in Philly I had lunch with the lives of two of the guys who were convicted and winning always have the better perspective on what had been my experience and I'm sitting around and we're talking about Ronnie and about their husbands and and the wife looks at me and says where is he and where's my husband he's free on the street and my husband's in jail and two story I mean that's you know that's the bottom line for them yeah now do you think that there's any of the gangsters from the Angelo Bruno era would recognize the mob at all today is there anything that still similar from I think I think she went over to recognize it 'cause it's still based in South Philadelphia and causes the sun's nephews and cousins Asia or the guys that are involved now I would they would be surprised that is it's not the big moneymaker was back then there aren't as many opportunities I mean look at gambling you got the when you got casino so that they lost a lot of that sports butting is now legal mind everything is is encroached on their their economic engine so what else are you going to go into drugs drugs is a very dangerous thing because one the penalties are higher and to the much larger risks because you're dealing with people who you can't depend on Angelo Bruno didn't want to deal drugs not quasi was morally opposed to drugs but one because you already had gazillion dollars and didn't need it who he didn't trust that segment of the underworld guys are gonNA flip because they're strung out guys are gonNA flip their jammed up or maybe my guys are going to get involved and they're gone they get strung out and then I can't depend on them so it wasn't a moral it was an economic was that a real a dealer dial was like a real thing with look coconut like you know what I mean obviously I'm only going off there was I mean there was in New York I mean when Paul Castellano and Vincent Geraci were running the Gambino and Genovese seacraft families that had an edict you deal drugs and you get caught we're gonNA kill you right but I still did it because there was so much money to be me do you ever when you talked about going to the meeting out in Hamilton when you're going to these meetings are you ever a little bit nervous I kind of got in the back of your head like all right these guys are kind.

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

12:06 min | 2 years ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"It's a pretty good insightful interview don't forget the review subscribe and rate US wherever you consume your podcast and follow us on social media twitter instagram it had the last word so that helped me a lot right was that surprising you that shift because it used to be keep your mom show you don't come around and within the next generation more flashy Schulman Angelo Brunelli syndrome if you've got a New York is looking what's the point of being a gangster if nobody knows who you are kind of flies in the face of what the Mafia secret society is supposed to be about but but before that did Godfather Godfather to just completely changed sort of the American consciousness when it came to the I think it became a big part of pop culture and I but I think Americans have always had a fascination with the outlaw whether Jesse James Billy the Kid Clyde al capone than nine corleones I mean America has this fascination with the road reports in it operates outside the law there's a certain glamorization of it there's some people who complained that you helped to glorify the mob and the sort of the the dark side of the Italian American experience and talion American yourself like is that something you take personally does that upset you when people make that accusation I've heard it I heard a lot a one really big confrontation at the enquirer one time but I mean my my hold on a second look at somebody showed up when you none of his here's what happened back when John Stanford the mob boss got in big indictment back I think it was ninety four nineteen ninety-four big racketeering case and there were twenty four twenty five defendants and one of the lawyers in the case had gotten fired but had all documents the discovery did this when when when there's a trial the defense attorney gets all the information before trial so it's called discovery a wiretap information affidavits or will that one of the lawyers have gotten fired he was pissed off and he called me over his office any into stack of papers on us and said you know what that is I look at it and I can I borrow that and so I took it all a state Pulls make copies and then the the question that take a weak read through it all and put together a story so I put together the story and I think it was called might have been called mop talker forget it was on Iran on a front page on Sunday and three full pages inside pictures and sidebars and it was really really was was a good story about what this case the anatomy of investigation had wiretap affidavits Wisconsin and It ran on a Sunday and I remember my what iphone are sitting watching the eleven o'clock news to Sunday in October and the top of the news is the Columbus Day parade and my wife says to me anybody's GonNa be pissed off the Columbus Day parade in today's the day this big mops I go into work Monday and we got we got calls from every that sons of Italy and all the groups that they wanted to have a meeting they they were convinced we did it on purpose now I retrospect we probably should have been more aware of where we had the story we wanted to get it in before anybody else so we had this big meeting and were sitting around a table made some of my editors and four five six seven guys from different in American groups on the one guy says to me if this was a black issue you'd be an uncle time you know you are you're an uncle and it went downhill from there and I mean right a- and I understand they could not could not convince them that we didn't do it on purpose right so going forward that was Tober ninety-five going forward I never wrote a mob story on a second Sunday and I was you know it was congressman that but the to get back to the fundamental question I mean it's I understand the sensitivity and I think it's a generation prior to mine and my dad was never like that but I think people in his generation where they went through a lot but I would always say to people that when this would come up that any ethnic group that could give.

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

08:05 min | 2 years ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"Hello Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the Philly Blunt James Jonah good times hey this is greg and we are extremely excited to be over a first ever show in South Jersey Jersey I don't know if I'm excited it'd be here but here we are at and please tell me pronounce rate the kitchen conciliatory kitchen custody area right close in the ball in the bullpen the Ballpark and we have we're very excited about this week's guest we have George annastasia formerly of the Philadelphia Inquirer certainly doing videos with the phillies voice and writing screenplays and doing all sorts of stuff a legendary figure in our city for sure thank you very much thank you George definitely excited have you on the show you recommended as as we typically do we ask the guests on the show to recommend where they want to eat drink and you recommend despite what is it about this spot that you thought was is so great well I mean Angela Lutts who's the owner and and and runs the places good friend of Mine Angelo has a background he was involved in an organized crime case did his time and is one of the I think one of the great success stories this is a guy who truly has turned things around and Ah runs a really good restaurant he's in the middle of college would is like the South Jersey restaurant Mecca and he's holding his own it's a great place yeah well I WANNA go back with with you and and your story in terms of coming over here you are you're third generation is that my grandparents emigrated from Sicily right now okay so my father was born here and not I'm sexy generation Italian okay and so what are you uh-huh about about their story I mean there was a major that was sort of a major immigration from Sicily at the Early Twentieth Century Right Yeah I mean most of the people that came were four and most of the people that came didn't speak English anyway there's a as a certain irony in all of this one year old let's talk about immigration and here's the irony that I find Johnny I mean I have people in my own family and people in my generation who are very conservative about this and what I say is one hundred years ago would have been our Grandpa our two were being denied because they don't have an education then we'll speak the language they don't bring any skill so what's the point of letting them into the country and that kind of FIS face of work is about this I mean I'm here today my grandfather and grandmother came here and struggle to make it you know my my father was the youngest of seven and the only person to graduate from her school he had three children my brother and my sister all three have college degrees his first two grandchildren might my daughters both have masters degrees the American experience it doesn't happen in day in and and to deny immigrants because they don't have the skills of language lose sight of what America's about so yeah I mean that's a only at ut you know as beautiful I totally definitely appreciate that 'cause it's definitely does seem like we're reliving some stuff we thought we had moved it Jackie yeah we lose sight of who we are where we came from and then the next other is somebody that we should we want to shun it that's not the way this country's supposed to operate you start you you went to Dartmouth and earlier and we're starving for the people that are mothers in Hanover New Hampshire and it snows in October and you don't see the ground the toll make you're from this area right I was born in South Philly grew up in South Jersey yeah and I had a chance to go away to school you know and as I met tournament I I had a chance to go to Lehigh Dartmouth on Canada's same right and since Dartmouth was the furthest away I wanted I wanted to experience being away from home so that's why pick Dortmund and it was a good experience I really I like to play some a much happier now that it's coed when I was there it's a good school and really good at you know what I got out of Dartmouth when I remember going there and one of the professor said you come here and what you do is you learn how to learn it's not what you major in it's done you learn how to learn you take that with you and you know that's what reporting is about is is being a quick study you a lot of different stuff thrown at you and you've got to figure that'd be able to explain it and when I graduated I had I had again it's fortunate this is in the middle of the Vietnam War I had written shoulder playing football and rugby so I failed my physical so I can get a deferment to look for a job and I applied at a small news favor near where I grew up there was an opening for sports writer and since I have played sports the the editor knew me and I got shot and he gave me a try out and I started out as which writer and I spent a year reading high school sports and then kind of that was my journalism school that first newspaper that I went to work for was the Woodbury Times back then now closed unconscious spent four and a half five years there and that was my journalism school I started out as a sportswriter then became a news writer by the time I left I was the city editor so I learned about journalism you move to move to the inquirer and it was pretty quickly that you got put on the Atlantic City within two years I was in I I was in Gloucester County when I was in Trenton but then I got sent to Atlantic City to help with the coverage of the Casino Gambling Referendum in one thousand nine hundred seventy six and I and I was down there for that and then I was down there for the opening of the first I think six casinos spent I probably spent six or seven years in Atlantic City for the inquirer so you were there at the beginning of Atlantic's very the very beginning was air during the referendum and I was there covered resorts international's opening and covered bally's opening Caesar's the first five or six casinos hours every Saturday to make a move into realizing you know obviously the the underworld was a part of that whole gambling situation during the the run up to the referendum there was a lot of debate about was legalized game they always called legalized gaming gambling was legal allies. GimMe going to bring the mob toll annex city well the answer was the mob already wasn't Atlantic City what was it that became part of my coverage and then it just expanded out of there and I'm writing about casinos I'm writing about the industry I'm writing about the ethics I'm writing about the money in an writing about it or is the mob trying to get its hooks into Atlantic City the way it did in Vegas Russian and so I did a lot of that and then Angelo Bruno got killed in one thousand nine hundred and then things changed rapidly F- How'd you get those guys to talk to you in the beginning medium but the more I stayed with the more I become part of the furniture I mean if there's a trial there is a hearing on there and then it's just like covering any other beat right the more you do it the more people get to know you and some of them for whatever reason decide they want to talk to your they want to try to spin right so they could use so you can help for mob guys that's kind of unusual book with I was fortunate that the next generation wise guy seemed to like the attention in one I was I remember covering a couple here he's when I was Atlantic city that he was called to subpoena that testify embry was very polite but we're never say anything Komo no commoner it's nice to see you thank you very much whatever Nikki scarf oh I don't think ever liked me but he would never talk to me what was the next generation guys and it's kind of that John is guys had this American version of the celebrity gangster you know so you get involved in this at a time that's coming right after Godfather and godfather to mhm you think that also changed the way that people viewed the mob as opposed to how I I know we talked about a little bit about how the guys after Godley and and then in the Skinny Joey we're a little bit more into being on camera.

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

05:21 min | 2 years ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"Into the office on my first day here it was Yahoo maps I think in an instructions on pick up my rental car and drive myself to work and that was in transport so the drive down ninety five south to transport and mind you in Malaysia we drive on the side of the road so so can often we drive so I've never drew driven on this side of the road before in my life the rate side the the the correct way the rates are you guys yes you guys will get crazy driving I don't know so I came out of the airport on I ninety five four damn time four in the morning I thought you know I'm GonNa just take a slow drive and I was slow Jehovah Ninety five God for five minutes at four in the morning on the opposite side of I ninety five minutes there were no cars so I didn't know I didn't have a point of view and I got onto I ninety five one in five minutes later I see this life from a distance and they got nearer and narratives ask why why is this coming so near to me and that was when I realized Oh shit why and trains and automobiles eh lucky early morning when you got here yeah yeah so I was able to pull aside I was shaken at that time or at was able to compose myself an after that trying to figure out how do I make a u-turn edifice remember that time that near the airport the minute you come out of the airport there was this big huge pot of garbage metal scraps in Philadelphia I was expecting palm trees maybe I got his huge. We're the lifeguard the smashed up cars special cars method like You know almost myself and that's when I read is hone aramoc right yeah it it did not it did not think in you know what what Philly is an impression that I had of America before I came here it does did not match it took a while you're out yeah probably shook you up my access thing about Philadelphia they're like year to sneak around it gets better really it gets better yeah when you moved here in two thousand there weren't really that many restaurants I mean just in general yeah you've been here for the whole do you think that that boom part of what inspired you to go into restaurants it is it is I remember when I first came here looking for a taste don't know us nothing there was nothing yet Chinese food here in two thousand was horrible bad remember eating Chinese press time instance this is not Chinese food even in Chinatown it wasn't the Chinese word that I knew and a lot has changed and availability of ingredients and equality ridden has increased so much in actually I think in the last ten years nothing because of immigration in the last ten years we we had and not of especially Southeast Asian immigrants here and the diversity of immigrants here is what made the food scene much better because they brought ingredients that was never available here at the twenty years ago we would not have I would not have access to automation two years ago it was due challenging define night banana leaves at freshman bananas so it wasn't even available here we actually created a market for fresh green Donna leaves three and a half years ago bringing it up from Florida bringing it out from Mexico and and now we could actually have haven't here in the city and Asian Arabs restaurant every summer.

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

19:21 min | 2 years ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"Subpoenaed open a traditional Malaysian restaurant in south Philly Philly MAG consider Satay Campari top fifty restaurants and previous the philly blunt guests inquirer writer as and not give anybody any chopsticks serving a noodle dish and we have no foreign manual and what come bar is written and I know you say you are in corporate America were you in finance I did graduate with accounting degree yeah I wasn't I wasn't consulting token based more business strategy and finance what was it like when you when you gave your notice did you just say you're quitting to start a restaurant you told like your your boss no I mean I was at the NFL career at IBM I was already told to like hey I don't fit in and I had to make the decision of whether I want to continue to work or not so I didn't have to tell my boss anything yeah basically I just don't fit them oh I you know it's one of those things where as as an Asian daughter are I think a lot of people time is the same as being Jewish you know you kind of do what your parents expect you to go to school you get your degree you go up to carry on ladder you do everything that you expected to do and an end sometimes you know like for me I went auto a APP to the top of the realized I was a partner at IBM and I was the I looked around the partnership table every time and I don't see anyone at myself and and I just realized that I just don't fit in today's culture and and that's when I have to make a decision do I want to stay here are it took me a long time so after not bad job it took me about a year trying to figure out if I really really wanted restaurant but the more the more I got into it the more I I talked about it with John of course you know being a business strategies that I am the first thing I did was to write an entire business strategy Jay together so I've got a twenty page strategy for the restaurant is to figure out if I can financially make it and what those strategies and what the plans would be so I've and out everything for the next five years ten years budgeted everything out and admit that I could do it and and then I came to a realization of like how lucky would it be if I'm actually at the position to do something that I actually have a passionate right and I don't think many people get a chance a lot of us we do what we are told to do but and a lot of us are stuck in a corporate job because of it national responsibilities joe have nine real like no kids who is this John Character Yuki Reference Jonathan Right next to me adding and nobody can see you who is this guy and what's he do jazz and maybe also his partner in the restaurant any runs the frontier house perfect so Where when did you guys meet when did you and John me we met in two thousand when I came here Oh wow you're messing around he was the airport that's our hey moved here two thousand year yeah the I was looking for something to do outside my four walls and a any offense so I went rock climbing and John is managing the rock climbing jam his brother and in I was by myself at that time I didn't have anyone to believe me and John came out to belay me and I thought well this is nice this timing service cloud on the radio all the kids are GonNa be Les Soon John Showing off was the climb into the highest point of the Gen he's a cab here's in those days right when you when you drive out of the airport so the the service that we had at Deloitte for foreigners what is not like how you would get in Asia in Asia if you're a foreigner and you arrived in Malaysia we would make sure that you get a show for somebody someone would you too at the airport and take you.

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

10:45 min | 2 years ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"In this episode we sit down with Ange Bronco owner and chef of Saute come par on East Past Young Age tells the story of growing up in a small village in Malaysia and come into the Estates pursue a career in business unable to find any authentic Malaysian restaurants in the area and growing disinterested with the corporate world she decided to drop out gather bunch of family food critic Craig Lebron said of take him par there are few places in the city where crossing the threshold is like traveling across the globe satay Kampar is one sauteed impart was also a James Beard semifinalist best new restaurant in the country in two thousand seventeen we have a special guest host sitting in on this one because reef could make it please rate review subscribe up to this podcast if you haven't already we can't stress how important it is a show your support also follows on social media twitter facebook instagram all as Philly but we hope you enjoy uh-huh Hello Ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Philly Blunt China good times hey this is great we have a special guest co host this week reef not able to make it so instead we've got the one the only Kirby Eh yeah leave the hope you're listening to not home yet missing it all and if you do a great job tonight firing reef you're in so don't don't screw this up all fire greg he seems to know what he's still about me that's the problem trust me would have fired the longtime ago we hear the way of recording all right so we've got a great guests this week excited to have her on the show And Brian NCA- pronounced correctly yeah that's fine Branka Andrew Blank Okay we've got Angie Branka owner and chef of saute compared announced that right yep you did all right he's on my name is for Turkey so welcome to the show we opened the restaurant along with husband John what three years ago three and a half years ago yeah two thousand sixteen okay that was a pretty big jump for you you had started in the corporate world and Kinda came into the restaurant Biz with not much restaurant experiences yeah that's exactly right my entire Korea wasn't a carpet wool Jitsu in and I worked for IBM for quite a while a climb up the corporate ladder went all the way up to the corporate data discovered know what I don't quite fit in here decided the restaurant is probably fit in the best and I totally enjoyed it so decided to open a restaurant seems crazy everyone told told me that I lost my mind is going through a crisis or something like that but did you have any restaurant experience I know you're crazy paid off though well I so the thing though as I did know how to cook I didn't know how to cook the cuisine that I grew up with very well sure but lots of people know how to cook looking in running a restaurant or two very different things Yeah I knew exactly what I was getting into I knew to kind of work that's required to run a restaurant I have family members in Malaysia who have run a restaurant street food cards back home and I was a kid ours always helping some of my family members who ran restaurants streets apart and and I under then what kind of work is like so you know the only difference that I had to learn here not so much of the weather running restaurant is this you know the the health poets here and what the Hell Co two have department koets Iraq crecy yeah that pot two and licensing and stuff like that and was good at out I pretty much know how to make the food run the food and how to operate The restaurant which the good thing though about the restaurant that I did come far it is a prettier restaurants if you come in you notice that the service is as if you travel halfway around the world because that's the only service I knew the food is just like you have traveled to Malaysia because that's the only knew how to cook so I wasn't trying to change anything I wasn't trying to adapt to what I think Americans one I just did what I knew and I think that's why I was able to succeed in what I did because there's a restaurant where I came from not what I think Dat America's one I think that's what made it successful is that a tough is that a tough decision though because obviously you're you have to cater to a customer most of your customers are going to be Americans and we're in Philadelphia where people have very strong opinions about things were you at all scared that Oh they might want an American version of Malaysian Food Oh yeah John talked so much about what we might things and and the challenges we might have we had all those challenges we had refers to come par in Malaysia south you know when someone artist Tame the menus will will does in the menus will will be caper six and and we didn't realize that Malaysia most people would be expected to order sticks by the dozen to eat because that's present at the center of the meal when you go to a place that's what you really want eight is a lot of Satay I brought out yesterday twenty thirty six person but when we first opened the doors media realized that that culture doesn't translate here and and other people coming in to order one stick to share with between two people you know a couple and and what will be binding half a stick and sharing a half of the etiquette somebody listening and they don't know what is for to explain it to us Yep sure yeah Satay as marinated Meat I need smaller pieces of me that's really well marinated and spice up sometimes Spicer Chagrin as spices salt and he's always brought on a coconut sharp in Malaysia and and the reason we grew it on coconut shot Choco maybe because it's a natural few that we have in Malaysia but he's also a smokeless chocolate the aroma of Saturday is the whole experience of waiting for your meal as well the Aromas almost like spice incense that enveloping the the restroom on and and also the skewers skuas do not do not have a smokiness to it because we don't use American Woods doesn't have that smoking us in Schaub chocolate enhances the smoke and aroma of spices so that's what Satay is is always easier with peanut sauce and alpina sauces made from scratch edge it's not peanut butter is not a pays is actually kind of like a gravy that you would put on top of Saturday and how we eat satay hard time finding coconut charcoal here the only ones in the US cooking on cooking chocolate imported every year you bring it in from NFS Few batches were from Malaysia. Sometimes we get stuff from India but yeah we it's hard to sausage is so now in the restaurant of F I R right and then how many skewers do I get too many sticks to I get now we found on by five six ten stakes just to just to get the message across you know minimum finds thanks for president with the reasonable way of enjoying satay and not half a state for me you're out of business real fast sharing one st yeah but it was a quick you know we learned a lot of lessons because it was for me it was about how how translate my culture here and it's something that I was not aware of let me first opened our doors because there are a lot of cultural differences is that I took for granted and I just assumed that people would eat the same way I would if I serve this kind of food and I realized that no I mean it's not many people understand how to eat this kind of food the way I would just assume for example Rendong and rice and and we still rise of Lao Lao meat dishes like curries down and vegetable dishes and in Malaysia where we OUGHTA rice plate it is our order ice skate we don't share our rights pates right so everyone orders arise plate for themselves and the Lao which is the protein and vegetables is always charitable dishes we always have to admit the table so we just take a spoonful of that an eat we've made a rice but what I notice you had America without any one explaining to them the rice would be mid off the table and everyone has their own pay rent down off the culture so site then you get a little ruler sound robbing people on the doing things wrong yeah but this is this is the things that I never knew before and it's a cultural difference in and for us to gradually over the last three years trying to explain to customers this we creating a manual for them suggesting flipping suggesting a manual which is true it'd way would approached his food eventually that those you know those kind of where it spread and and customers will bring new friends and they were about the way of eating at a restaurant and over time it has changed but it was challenging so having to sort of is you're sorta tell a story as much as it is to serve the Food I mean you're obviously he obviously had to let people know that this is you just you know people when they think of that region I think probably think more.

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

16:15 min | 2 years ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"In this episode of the Philly blunt, we sit down with legendary meteorologist and current realtor. John Blair's, it took almost a year of negotiations and badgering, John on Twitter and social media to finally sit down with us for an interview where no topics were off the table. It sit with John. We immediately realised that this had to be a two part interview because there was just too much information to be covered in part, one, we discuss how kit obsessed with the weather ends up the meteorologist and Philadelphia third highest paid meteorologist in the country. And we cover the infamous storm of the century forecast, impart to we discussed notorious south beach incident, which led to John helping to break up a Russian mob into operation and also led the John losing his job, partout also describes his darkest days and a, a classic Philly blocking around. Don't forget the rate review. Subscribe the podcast after you listen, so that other people interested in celebrating Philadelphia. Can find it and follow us on social media, Instagram Facebook Twitter all as the Philly blunt. We hope you enjoyed this two part interview with John Blair's. So, so we got John's got a drink. So we have to touch on cramped Miami Miami. Yeah. And you told the story a couple of time. Yeah, people can read all the detail. Honestly, like I think, you know, to be totally Frank. I think you kinda got a raw deal because I think the fact that you testified against the Russia mom is a big fucking deal. And like everybody focused on kind of some of the nonsense elements me, and it was fun..

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

16:07 min | 2 years ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"In this episode of the Philly blunt, we sit down with legendary meteorologist and current realtor. John Blair's, it took almost a year of negotiations and badgering, John on Twitter and social media to finally sit down with us for an interview where no topics were off the table it to sit in with John. We immediately realised that this had to be a two part interview because there was just too much information to be covered in part, one, we discuss how kit obsessed with the weather ends up meteorologist, and Philadelphia and the third highest paid meteorologist in the country, and we cover the infamous storm of the century forecast, impart to we discussed notorious south beach incident, which led to John helping to break up a Russian mob into operation and also led the John losing his job, partout also describes his darkest days and a, a classic Philly blocking around. Don't forget the rate review. Subscribe the podcast after you listen, so that other people interested in celebrating Philadelphia. Can find it and follow us on social media, Instagram Facebook Twitter all as the Philly blunt. We hope you enjoyed this two part interview with John Blair's. Hello, ladies and gentlemen. And welcome to the Philly blunt. My name's Johnny good times. Hey, what's up? This is Greg. And we are very excited to have this week's guest on this show, a, you probably best know him from his days, meteorologist, currently working in real estate throughout Philadelphia area, the jersey shore and up in New York, please welcome to the show. Mr John.

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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

05:46 min | 2 years ago

"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly

"In this episode of the Philly blunt. We sit down with the elusive Philly Enquirer food critic Craig LeBron Craig is probably the most powerful person in affiliate food seen as his reviews can often make or break a restaurant. Few folks have had the opportunity to sit face to face with Craig for an interview why he agreed to meet with us. We have no idea, but we are grateful nonetheless after intense negotiations over few weeks agreed to meet with us in person at a secret location and only if the use of phones was prohibited. Craig offers insight into who he is a person what he's looking for in a restaurant his process for reviews. His take on the current Philly food scene is uses of the skies as well as dropping nugget after nugget a valuable information for dining around Philly. This is a must listen for anyone who dines out and he survived around on the Philly blunt barely if you like this episode or any of our episodes, please do us a solid and press the extra couple of buttons to subscribe rate and review our podcast. Guests all that helps spread the word to others. So they can find us. Also, tell your friends about us on your socials and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook all as the Philly blunt, please enjoy this very special episode with Philly food critic Craig LeBron. Hello and welcome to the Philly blunt. My name's Shana good times. I'm reef he'll the scrape. And we're very excited about this week show. We have a highly esteemed guests Craig Lobont from Philadelphia inquires people we say la- band, and I'm really really glad to be here. Thanks. Heavy negotiations. We had do all this secret. Details of the secret location. We're at we had a term I phones in our phones in there. Right. So, you know, part of your life is kind of it's almost like you're in the witness protection program. Yep. Yep. We try we try to remain a pretty pretty low-key. How's that feel because it's gotta be a you have a certain amount of prestige and power, but you're not allowed to to to to you have to have certain level autonomy. Like, what's that like for you? Well, you know, I've been doing this long time and this when I got started being an anonymous critic was standard operating procedure. And you know, you try to go in and out of restaurants to be as unnoticed as possible, you really trying to capture the experience that, you know, a regular reader would have. So you realize very quickly that it's in everybody's interest to try and figure out who you are. So, you know, at at some point, you you do your best you always do your best. And then at some point you gotta live your life and release a small town. Yes. And I live in town, and I'm a family, and then you start having interactions with people at school, and you know. At some you have to create a dividing line for yourself. That's acceptable. You say listen, I'm gonna live life in and be a Philadelphian when by family, and then I'm going to do my job as best as I can. And so, you know, I'm discreet, I take as many precautions as possible, but you know, unless you're going to get plastic surgery regularly. There's only so many things about yourself. You can change on a on a on a weekly monthly basis. Let alone going out, you know, three hundred times a year. So you go out three hundred times a year for work. Yeah. Do you still enjoy going out when you're not working? I love it. It's it's it's become you know, this is a lifestyle job. You know, you really it's journalism. I, you know, and but I work a lot. And, you know, this is my reporting going out to eat and being in restaurants and over a course of time, you know, you it is, you know, very few jobs are built around daily rituals like eating, and if you do it long enough and intensely Nuffie make an part of your. Life. It's it's it's becomes natural and second nature. So I'm just not one of these food predicts who's tired or blase or jaded of you still still excited about doing the worst. Oh excited because I live in such a dynamic and exciting place where there's so much passion. This is coming to sport. Right, right. This is part of blowing up the scene herlie houses going to say not lost since you got here. I mean, I've been here I've been here twenty one years and for the day, I got here. It has just been getting better and more interesting and dynamically changing and growing in in a way that very few. I think beats at the newspaper have consistently seen sort of a a rise in energy and quality and material that I've been I've been sorta blessed with being able to cover. Well, what do you think in able to city to have this boom, what was it that caused Philadelphia to go when you got here ninety eight there was only a handful of restaurants handful of pubs. And now, it's one of the world class. Eating and drinking cities in the country. You know, my theory has always been sort of an economic situation if you look at where Philadelphia is on the east coast between, you know, Washington DC and New York, and for the longest time that was like the chip on our shoulder that was we were overlooked, and that turned out to be really good thing. Because Philadelphia remains in my play in my opinion, the best place to live a city urban exciting urban life on hands down can afford to live here partake. In all the cultural things in Philadelphia has offered the way that you cannot New York City, you cannot in Washington DC in the same way. There's not the same sort of local character and spirit and here into it. There's there's no there's no quiz. Oh, ho Secondly, six months.

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