35 Burst results for "Pulitzer Prize"
Trump Launches 'Patriotic Education’ Commission, Calls 1619 Project 'Ideological Poison’
"Archives yesterday, standing near the U. S Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. President Trump announced he is establishing a commission to restore patriotic education in our schools. Our mission is to defend the legacy of America's founding. The virtue of America's heroes and the nobility of The American character. We must clear away the twisted web of lies in our schools, classrooms. And teach our Children the magnificent truth. About our country. In a speech that lasted about a half hour. Trump argued that American school Children are being taught that the United States is a wicked and racist nation. President took specific aim at the 16 19 project in New York Times Siri's that looked at American history in the context of slavery in the contributions of black Americans. The project, which won the Pulitzer Prize Has also been incorporated into a curriculum taught in many schools across the country.
Trump downplays legacy of slavery and embraces white supremacy
"Donald Trump intensified efforts to appeal to his core base of white voters on Thursday by downplaying the historical legacy of slavery in the United States and blasting efforts to address his stomach racism as divisive. The president's comments marking the two hundred and thirty third anniversary of the signing of the constitution amounted to a defense of white culture and denunciation of Democrats the media and others who he accused of trying to indoctrinate school children and shame their parents whiteness. He also argued that America's founding set in motion the unstoppable chain of events that abolished Slavery Secured Civil Rights defeated Communism and fascism and builds the most fair equal and prosperous nation in human history. But he did not mention the two, hundred, forty, six years of slavery. In America including the eight thousand nine years it was allowed to continue after the colonies declared independence from England nor did the president acknowledged the ongoing fight against racial injustice and police brutality which has prompted months of protests. This year trump has long fanned the nation's culture wars including defending the display of the confederate battle flag and monuments of civil war rebels from protest is seeking their removal. He speech on Thursday suggested his rhetoric could become even more nationalistic. In the final weeks before the election given that he's off to a second term relies largely on energizing culturally conservative white voters trump already cracked down on anti racism training sessions in federal agencies he said on Thursday, he will soon sign an order to establish a commission to promote patriotic education dubbed the seventeen seventy, six commission. The panel he said we'll be tossed with encouraging educators to teach students about the miracle of American history and plan for the Commemoration of the two hundred fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of independence. The move is a response to the New, York Times Sixteen nineteen projects, which highlights the long term consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans Nicole? Hannah. Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for a piece in the magazine in response to trump's remarks Hannah Jones said the First Amendment to the constitution opposed government attempts to censor speech and guarantees free press the efforts by the president of the United States to use his palace to censor. Of American journalism by dictating what schools can and cannot teach what American children should and should not learn should be deeply alarming to all Americans who value free speech she said.
Could Trump push a vaccine through before election day?
"Just wrote an article or a informed policy that about the vaccines and about whether we can trust them or not. If one comes out before the election and can we can we? Trust vaccine that comes out say but what would be a good date November I. That's their target date November I. That is not that the trump administration instructed the CDC to instruct every single governor in the United States and territories to be ready for mass distribution and to by October I have. SENT CDC their Master Plan for how they will vaccinate their population for approval, and then actually it out courtesy of a private contracting firm called mckesson on November first. But we saw a real blowback from political leaders and of course, the public generally and the public health community saying wait a second. How in the world? Can you imagine that you're GonNa, have a safe proven effective vaccine in the next fifty plus days. that's just inconceivable and nine major vaccine makers jointly released a statement promising the world that they will not go along with being shoved out the door hastily and that they will indeed do adequate safety and so on, and then Astra Zeneca which had the most promising vaccine. Let it be known that they're stopping their trial temporarily because they've seen a side effect in one of the trial participants will stop and just say ask you how many vaccines are in the research. Pipeline. Well, if you count the ones that are rather dubious from places like Russia and you put them all in the pile, it's close to two hundred are in the pipeline worldwide. There are. Basically, ten leading contenders that the United States government is looking at most of them are made in America, but there's also Astra Zeneca made in in in the UK and a joint American German product that is probably at the front of the line right now jointly made by Pfizer and a German company. There are many many many products out there all in various stages of testing all the way from just in the Lavatory to already in thirty thousand trial subjects in phase three trials
Former Top Editor Of Philadelphia Inquirer Named Post-Gazette Executive Editor
"And a former top editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who resigned after an upward over a controversial headline back in June, is headed to Pittsburgh. Stan Wish now ski who spent two decades with the Inquirer and lead the paper to a Pulitzer Prize in 2012. Has been named the executive editor and vice president of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Now he stepped down from the Enquirer after the headline during the protests here in Philadelphia earlier this summer. Red buildings matter, too. He directed the merger of the Enquirer The Daily News in the Philly dot com newsrooms and help modernize the newsroom into a 24 hour news operation. He begins his new job in Pittsburgh next week.
Trump denies suffering 'series of mini-strokes,' doctor says he 'remains healthy'
"That he had a Siri's of many strokes last year after a new report emerge that he was poised to hand over power to Vice President Mike Pence during a still mysterious visit to Walter Reed Hospital. But the report in a new book Never claimed that the president suffered a mini stroke or any condition for that matter. The book by Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt says in the hours leading up to the president's trip to the hospital. Word went out in the West Wing for the vice president to be on standby. To take over the powers of the presidency temporarily if Mr Trump had to undergo Ah, procedure of some sort the president tweeted it never ends. It never happened. Wins news time of
Launching the Cyber Intelligence News Site The Record by Recorded Future
"My whole career has been in journalism I started that at her of my college newspaper immediately came to new. York to. Intern I for the Wall Street Journal and then Bloomberg. News. Rating about startups and a little bit of technology and I got completely lucky with those positions and those beats. Him at the time startups where really starting to catch fire facebook lays in the news for. Only it's launched, but it's Very, high profile, public offering. So after covering startups That kind of was able to morph into cyber security. When the Wall Street Journal was launching more cyber coverage, they were hiring three cyber-security reporters dedicated to the beat. And I've been I've been writing about the topic ever since then for the past four years. And most recently had left the Wall Street Journal to join a publication that launch rate before the pandemic started called protocol. which was not the best timing to launch a publication. But. Yeah. No I'm reporting about cybersecurity for this new publication. The record which recorded future is launching by the time. This podcast will hopefully already be launched and I'm very excited about it. Yeah. Well, we're going to dig into some of the details about the record in a little bit but before we get to that and I'm curious we can you can you give us some insights on what it's like being a journalist on the cybersecurity beat what was that like for you shifting to that topic getting up to speed and and covering the folks who are doing their day to day business in that part of the world what was that experience like for you? Yeah. Absolutely. The topic has probably one of the steepest learning curves in. Any journalistic discipline. As I mentioned, my background is not in computer science. I did not know how to Code I didn't really know anything about state-sponsored hackers or TPS or all jargon that. Is Sort of anyone that you talked to in the industry. Uses. Like second nature or a second language for me. It was a very quick learning curve where I had to catch myself and I think maybe six months after I started covering the topic that was when the world was rocked by Vajna cry and then soon after not. Quickly that was that was kind of a trial by fire. So. Like having the resources in the backing of an organization with the the reputation of the Wall Street Journal I, mean that must have been a place to to have surround you. It was. It's it's a pretty. humbling experience when you're just out of college, you call up. You Know A. Like a CEO who's at the top of their game or a cybersecurity analyst that everyone respects and here you know twenty two year old who has no idea about anything in the industry and you and you say like, I'm I'm a reporter from the Wall Street Journal can you help explain this very basic topic for me and there they make themselves available? So. It's it's very. Nice luxury to have. Definitely when you're starting to cover something in the Wall Street Journal, itself is one of the best organizations in terms of the journalistic expertise that they have in house just being able to sit. A couple desks away from Pulitzer Prize winners or heard you know. John. Kerry who is Not. Too Far Away from from where I sat and During my time there, he wrote the book bad blood. I'm was this all over the news so it's it's just a humbling experience to be around literally thousands of journalists to are reporting about the biggest stories of the day. What what's your? What are your thoughts in terms of of the state of things when it comes to journalism covering cybersecurity in general, you know the spectrum of the types of coverage that you've seen. Do you have any thoughts on that? Yeah I. Think we're kind of at a a real inflection point where a lot of not only journalistic organizations but also the audience. Is Waking Up to the fact that we're in a different time when it comes to cybersecurity that this is a topic that affects not just to every organization of every industry, but it affects. Every government agency, it affects individuals even your grandmother who might not have any idea how they used. Basic Internet. Applications noticed that hackers trying to get her data. And so I think that I think it's a time where a lot of there's a need for more cyber security news need for more informed and educated cybersecurity journalists. I think it's really good time to be covering the industry and in terms of just answer your question bit more specifically about. Sort of wound scape. Healthy spot where some publications are focused on. The hackers, they take a look at specific events and get really detailed technical and other publications focusing on breaches news since there's a time of news with this topic I don't think that there are that many publications that sorted filled the gap to. Be Informative. Towards like sort of A. Average cyber security professional or somebody who has an interest in the topic, but isn't an expert in it So I think there's a lot of room there for extra
Are we being CENSORED?
"Censorship the Suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, News, etc that are considered obscene politically unacceptable or threat security censorship. Of the press censorship of Photography, Censorship of the big stories of our time, it's not something I thought possibly in the so-called civilized Western society. We don't have that problem. Do we now? Of course not this is a country where we reveling being transparent. Some have argued that there's too much transparency and not enough privacy but privacy and censorship a two very different conversations. It's about time we talked about this with a guest in more detail is this is a subject that has been mooted a good few. Times in only a few months on this program in more than a handful of interviews, it's difficult not to politicize this discussion. But if we're going to start having more debate on it I'm certainly not going to be the editor who get squeamish about that Facet against busy censoring what a guest has to say on the subject Edmund Tara. Kobean is a well respected award-winning furhter journalist with decades of experience covering big stories in the UK and internationally, not just conversation starters but inform real discussion and decision. In fact, today and tomorrow episodes about just that pictures tell stories that need to be told with Pulitzer. Prize when Carl mcnaughton being tomorrow's commentator on the subject. Let's begin though with Edmund Tear copious and we're talking today about the necessity for change. But actually you have a very early story about change Hamen, you made a decision right from the start about direction you changed from medicine to making pictures and and I'm curious as to how that came about some Y. Yeah. It's but it's not quite as grand as that I never actually made to medicine I was. At the point of wanting to study medicine, the direction was going to be surgery I was fascinated by surgery. So that's that's what my goal was. That's where I was sort of headache. So I was already doing the relevant levels at high school chemistry body and so on. On Getting Ready to apply to do medicine I mean who knows if I would have been accepted or not but it's it was a kind of red at the beginning of my a-levels bullets a camera an ESA Larios it was the bottom of the range nick on a Nikon. And of course, prior to that I had an interest in photography. So this sort of interest was brewing brewing and getting bigger and bigger, and of course, as I was going through my early teenage years, sort of a expansion of mind and understanding of the world and history and news and paying more attention to what was going on. and also being able to start to digest visual imagery. That's when my sort of love of talk graffiti massively blossom. And that started right at the beginning of my of and that sort of continued and continued and continued to I reached a point where I thought. This is what I want to do. This is what I have to do. You know I want to be a photo journalist because I was so. Impressed by all the work that scene. But by this sort of work by these amazing photographers, mainly Magnum photos, photographers that was the sort of my main I chunk of education self. Education I. Basically go to the library comeback with a pile of books every every couple of weeks Some money out by a magazine or to to sort of read and yeah. That was my first sort of first education was magnum fighters, inverted journalism, and all of a sudden I realized this is the direction I want to go. You know it's amazing landscape photography, amazing portraiture fashion and saw. But as soon as I started getting into, it was one book that really kicked it off a book called in our time. by Magnum photos, photographers, and it's kind of became almost like a Bible. I just couldn't put that book down. and that sort of made me change direction. To my parents, this may one day I sort of came downstairs into the living room from my bedroom to. Delving into whatever books I was reading and I said, I've made a decision. I want to be a photographer by my parents just looked at each other sort of shook the heads and this son who went from wanting to be a surgeon all of a sudden wants to be. Photographer So yeah, that's that that was the change
Isabel Wilkerson Talks About 'Caste'
"Isabel Wilkerson joins us. Now she is a Pulitzer Prize winner and the author of the warmth of other suns which she came on the podcast to talk about a little bit when she reviewed Michelle Obama's becoming. She is back now to talk about her new book cast the origins of our discontent Isabel. Thanks so much for being here. Thanks for having me. So as I alluded in my intro, the last time you came on this podcast, you did come extensively to talk about one book in particular, which was Michelle Obama's becoming which I used as an excuse to talk about book of Your Own the other sons, and I don't have to have that excuse to talk about a book of your this time because you have a new book, let's talk about how you got from the warmth of other suns to this new book cast because you wrote in your book something sort. Sort of intriguing, which is that you didn't seek to write this book, but you felt like you had to write it and I'm curious what you meant by that. Well, with the warmth of other suns, had spent fifteen years looking into trying to understand the great migration and and why that happened, and so that meant that I spent a lot of time looking at and having to investigate and understand wife as it was during that era from the end of reconstruction until the nineteen seventies essentially and what I discovered was that the word. Racism, which is the word that often is applied to descriptions of the warmth. Sons did not actually apply. It was not sufficient. It was not the precise or comprehensive word to describe the structure of repression that was in place from the end of reconstruction. Until till essentially the civil rights legislation of the nineteen sixties, and so I found that I was using the word cast. Cast was the word that anthropologists until geologists and others of the era who had gone into the South during the time of the depth of Jim Crow. They had emerged from that era and that region and that time using the term cast in. It intrigued me when I came across it in the research for the one of the sons and decided that that was really the only way to describe it, and so the word racism does. Does, not, appear in the warmth of other suns and in the intervening years especially with events such as Charlottesville, I have been in a forced to have to think about the language and think about how we remember our history, and so it's as a result of that that I felt I sort of felt, I had no choice, but to dig deeper into what I had begun with the warmth of other signs and it led to this. So in those intervening years. Did you start to think about another book, but you kept coming back to this idea of cast and sort of switched gears or was this the project you went into immediately as a natural outgrowth of the warmth of other suns was the former. You're exactly right I actually had other things that I was working on and was very excited about and very deeply wanting to get into and this this phenomenon helped rearing itself in the news kept prodding me and poking me to look further at what I had already begun. Would not let me go essentially. And an I, at every turn, I was seeing things that were manifestations of what I had written about. But no one was using the language. We we actually need new language to better understand the era in which we live. The old language may not be as efficient as it might have been. Say You know during the Early Twentieth Century? Such words, it's racism, which is a very fraught word means many different things to many different people and is often conflated with personal animus hostility, hate What we're dealing with now goes beyond that because actually it's the underlying infrastructure that we've all inherited that, and that has been here all along since the since the founding of the country actually since before the founding of the country and so this, the the recent events kept drawing me back to what I was not wanting to do, I was not wanting to write this. I really hasn't. And yet, it kept pulling at me
Tommy Orange Reads Louise Erdrich
"This month we're going to hear the years of my birth by Louisa Drake, which was published in the New Yorker in January of two thousand eleven growing up in the midst of a large family I had never registered visitations from my presence. At those rare moments when I was alone as something strange. The first time I was aware of it was when I was taken from Betty and putting the White Room. After that occasionally had the sensation that there was someone walking beside me or sitting behind you. Always, just beyond my peripheral vision. The story was chosen by Tommy Orange whose first novel there there was published in two thousand eighteen and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Hi Tony. Hey Deborah. So what made you choose a story by Louis urging for the podcast so you had published, I think last year. Short story of hers called The stone is a pretty short short story and is it was a strange story and it just struck me So when you asked me to choose a story I went looking for another one of hers. She's actually published a lot in the New Yorker because I haven't known her for Short Sir she only as one collection of short stories you don't with pretty massive career, most of her stories started stories and end up in her novels. Yes. That's what I've heard her say and this one just struck me I think it's such a perfect story. In what way is perfect for you. You know what I love that fiction can do is the way it can get inside a consciousness and the way it can push mystery. There's something. So mysterious in this story and I don't necessarily always like magical realism but what Lewis does so well, in a lot of her work is sort of pushing boundaries of reality where it still believable still realism you never are asked to believe too much sort of realism's magic. There's something so strange and mysterious about it and really powerful the sort of cultural touchdowns that she does. So subtly though a native culture plays into it in the way, white culture comes up. Yeah. It's interesting because there is a supernatural component, but it can also be read as almost completely realistic. You can kind of how much you WANNA. Think of this as a kind of allegorical story and how much you want to think of it as real. Yeah. This is exactly what what I love about this story and what Louise doesn't work like I said. And if you've been reading, Lewis worked for most of her writing career at least. I mean, she's definitely one of my favorite writers of all time but I came to her a little bit later in my reading path. It wasn't until I was going to the Institute of American Indian Arts Getting my MFA a lot of native literature I didn't come to until getting into the program I. Sort of came in through a back door reading. Wise. I read a lot of work in translation, but I read love medicine I and just completely fell in love with her work. And do you feel the connection for you is that you have shared native American heritage? Definitely when I first started reading actually was a little bit turned off to some native fiction because it was. So reservation based and I, I have this urban experience but that was just sort of at the beginning of me thinking about native representation what it would look like in my own work the way that she handles bringing in native culture I think is so perfect. There's a clumsy way to do it and she never does it that way. always comes across really organically. and. Do you think that this story the the years of my birthday this characteristic if that main character as we'll discover is actually not native. Yeah I. Think the way that that works for the reader to something. Really Cool. Sort of putting you into a native family as a white character does a lot of work for the story I think. We'll talk more after the story and now here's Tommy Orange reading the years of my birth by Louise urge. The years of my birth. The nurse had wrapped my brother and a blue flannel blanket and was just about to hand him to his mother when she whispered. Oh God there's another one and out I slid half dead. I then proceeded to diner ernest going from slightly pink to a dull grey blue at which point the nurse tried to scoop me into a bed warm by lights. She was stopped by the doctor who pointed out my head and legs. Stepping between and the mother, the doctor addressed her. Mrs Lascher I've something important to say your other child had a congenital deformity and may die. Shall we use extraordinary means to salvage it? She looked at the doctor with utter incomprehension at first then cried. No.
The 'Seductive Lure' of Authoritarianism
"And Applebaum joins us. Now from London, she is the author of the Pulitzer Prize Winning Gulag History and her new book is called twilight of democracy, the seductive lure of authoritarianism and thank you so much for being here. Thanks for having me, I want to start with a very basic language question because people are throwing around a lot of terms, these days, authoritarianism, dictatorship, demagoguery, autocracy, fascism, and sort of get to an understanding of what we exactly mean and what you need. Europe by authoritarianism. Book is about democracies really and it's about people and political movements in democracies who become dissatisfied with their own political systems and seek to change radically. And I. Agree with you that it's hard to sometimes describe what it is that they want to go towards whether it's a one party state or a liberal democracy or A. Not necessarily dictatorship. In which there's less openness and less competition, and so you know my book is about that. It's about the disappointment that some people feel with democracy and the draw towards more authoritarianism more centralized, less competitive, less open political systems. You're not so much concerned in this book with the specifics of the autocrats of our time, the Erdo ones and Putin's, and Orban's so much as you are with the people who vote for them side with them enable them. Why did you decide to look at it from that angle, but actually it's explicitly. None of book about voters I mean I think the reason why people vote for populist or authoritarian parties are various and I you know that sort of separate subject but you're right. It is a book about journalists spin doctors, intellectuals, and the people who sometimes help create these movements who create the ideas behind them, and then sometimes sell those ideas to the general public. Poorly I read about the because those are people I know not all of them are my close friends, but some of them are people have run into. The World I know and I thought it would be useful therefore for me to try and explain them in an an understand what happened to them over the last twenty years I wanted aired Juan because. About journalists and intellectuals he someone who and I think we could say this. About Putin von and others as well. These are people who have suppressed. The Press Ltd journalists closed down newspapers imprisoned writers who are the people on the other side who are the two of these other journalists and intellectuals who are supporting someone like Oregon. For example, in Turkey, will some of them are people who have become convinced. There's only one form of Turkish patriotism and that it's a nationalist form of patriotism and that anybody who has a different vision of Turkey vision of Turkey this integrated with Europe or a Turkey that secular those people are traders to. The country and their voices don't deserve to be heard. Some of the will have other motives. Some of them will be opportunists. Some of them will see the chance of if you get on the Government's bandwagon and you get on state media than its way to make a career, some of the will like the proximity to power. There's a range of reasons actually that's one of the themes of the book is, is the various different kinds of attractions that these kinds of movements have for people like that. So I'm probably betraying a little bit of my prejudice. As journalists and someone in the book world that the pamphleteer is the bloggers, the spin-doctors, the producer of TV programs in creators of memes. These are people that I can easily see supporting some of these autocrats I. Guess I'm interested in what circumstances in which countries it's writers intellectuals and and what's behind that I mean look they've always been nationalist intellectuals and intellectuals WHO and writers who supported dictatorships. well, into the twentieth century one of the themes of the book one of the kind of threads that I run through it is an analysis that was written in the first half of the twentieth century by French writer Julien Benda called it was called the clerks, the treason of the intellectuals, and it's a book about intellectuals who align themselves politically and who abandoned their search for truth or their object Tivi in order to be part of political movement. So this urge to do that and to be to play a political role or to be the voice sir to provide the ideas for movement is I mean I think it's as old as writing, public speaking itself. Talk about how you've seen that in Poland where you normally spend most of your time. So the book actually the idea for the book came from my reflections about the history of Poland. Over the last thirty years in especially some of the people who I felt aligned with in the nine hundred ninety s there was a kind of center right anticommunist movement that was I mean it wasn't ever cohesive, but it was the people within it certainly spoke to one another in the nineties who all had a similar vision of Poland and who all hoped for Poland it would be part of Europe and part of NATO and would be. Some kind of democracy. And connected world. Some of those people now have acquired a very different vision of Poland and they. Hope to pull, it becomes kind of Catholic nationalist one party state. They've been part of or supporters of a government that has cracked down on independent media and may be doing. So further that uses openly homophobic and anti Semitic slogans in its election campaigns and that I think worse of all really has sought to pack the courts in order to remove the independence of judges and the transformation of those people is one of the subjects of the. First part of the book, and again I think their motives are various I mean some of them are personal. They personally didn't like the political system that emerged in the nineties and two thousands and they they are. They didn't fight until they had a personal role in it. Some people felt police losing something they. They developed a stellar sometimes mythical nostalgia for some other version of the country that they preferred may have existed sometime in the past. Poland's cases to pre-communist past you know some of them felt that Poland was losing its identity as emergency urban there multiple reasons but the the overall impulse is one that I think Americans should be aware of too because the you know the attraction of authoritarianism, the attraction of the one party state or the attraction of liberalism I think can be felt in lots of countries including our own
Activists uphold John Lewis' legacy to fight for voting rights
"Imagery of these past few days comes close close to the honor John. Lewis deserved in life as was said over this past weekend this time they saluted the man who was almost killed at the hands of police this time, his final crossing of the bridge that may soon bear his name. was on rose pedals John Lewis witnessed his share of history during his time here on earth, and now in death he becomes the first ever black elected official to lie in state at the US Capitol. We welcome to the broadcast tonight. Nicole Hannah Jones, correspondent for the New York Times focusing on racial injustice this year she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her work on the time. Sixteen, thousand nine hundred project, which analyzes how slavery has affected our country among her many other honor. She's also a past recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant. Thank you so much for spending some time with us. All of us who were lucky enough to spend any time with John Lewis are left just with our memories, but I'd like for you to talk about his personal legacy in your life for you. As, thank you so much for having me on to talk about one of the greatest Americans that this country has produced John Lewis was just a few years older than my own father. like my father was born into the segregated south into a family of sharecroppers so I very personally understand how he change the country that my father, and that he. He was born into. That would allow someone like me. an opportunity to work at a place like the New York Times and to do the Piper journalism that I do I just would not be here without him. and you know all of the other civil rights activists in everyday Americans who I consider to be really this nation's true founding fathers. How do you keep the legacy alive of such a towering and unique American? During a time in our lives, where everything we see around us is kind of his antithesis sadly. Yes, I mean the amazing thing about. Congressman John Lewis is that he was not one who felt that he needed to dictate our control the movement that was coming. He was a supporter of black lives. Matter. We spoke about it when I interviewed him about freedom, summer one of the last things he did before he died was to go see the black lives manner banner that was painted in DC so i. think what he much more than myself was. Optimistic he believed that. We would need to keep fighting these BABS, but they will worthy and that we would have victories and I think he has passed that legacy onto us, and it is our charge. You know we know that as As John Lewis died, there was a bill in Congress right now to restore the provision of the Voting Rights Act. That was good by the Supreme Court and that is his legacy. If we want to honor him, then the way to honor him is to continue his work, and that is one way to do that. I. Hope. My, sarcasm. Comes through over zoom or whatever it is, we're calling this technology because it is meant to be the dripping kind of sarcasm, you guys at the sixteen nineteen project must be working on some very scary stuff because it seems to trigger a lot of officeholders. Yeah. It's been an interesting time. The Sixteen nineteen project published almost a year ago. Next month it'll be a year and yet it seems like the people in the highest offices of this land have a bit of an obsession with the project and it's been. It's been interesting I hope though that this conversation will drive people in this country to do some reflection on why we hold so dearly to these founding myths, and why we still four hundred years after the first Africans were brought to this land. To be enslaved cannot deal with our history and our past. Thank you for not minding a little well. Sarcasm and thank you mostly for talking about the life and legacy of the giant, we just lost John Lewis and I'm reminded people will line up tomorrow morning at eight am. The line will stretch tomorrow evening until ten pm just to pay their respects Nicole Hannah Jones. It's been a great pleasure having you on. Thank you so very
Tom Cotton calls slavery 'necessary evil' in attack on New York Times' 1619 Project
"Republican Senator Tom Cotton wants to punish schools that use a New York Times Siri's examining slavery in the US. The 16 19 project was published about a year ago and won the Pulitzer Prize. Last week, Continent produced a bill that would penalize schools that use a curriculum linked to the project by withholding federal funds. Cotton says the essays, poetry and fiction falsely pushed the idea. The U. S is a systemically racist country with slavery at its core. Over the weekend, Cotton told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. The founding fathers believed slavery was the necessary evil upon which the union was built
Washington - Library of Congress to honor author Colson Whitehead
"Announced this morning that author Colson Whitehead is this year's recipient of its prize for American Fiction at just 50 years old. Whitehead is the youngest winner of Lifetime Achievement Award is already this year's recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction of the Orwell Prize for political fiction. And since the
Snapchat removes Juneteenth filter that asked users to smile to break chains
"Snapchat has removed its Juneteenth filter after critics slammed it as tone deaf and offensive it shows chains appearing and then breaking when the user is prompted to smile the pan African flag is also in the background the online firestorm started after digital strategists and Pulitzer Prize finalist mark as lucky posted a video of himself trying out the filler filter with a sarcastic caption saying interesting this comes as Snapchat CEO says he will not release the company's diversity report because releasing the data would reinforce the idea that minorities aren't properly represented in the tech
Unjust Systems of Power are Solvable
"Were excited to share with you. A new season of conversations with leaders and change makers about how to solve the world's biggest problems. This is an extraordinary moment. We're living through global pandemic, and in the United. States were experiencing the most powerful protest movement of my lifetime against police, brutality and racial injustice. It's a time of great possibility. Our Society seems to be open to the kinds of moral and social transformations that were much harder to imagine before the virus, and before the killing of George. Floyd! For this are second season I'll be joined again by by Pushkin. co-founder Malcolm well and journalist and friend and Applebaum a Pulitzer Prize winning historian and staff writer at the Atlantic. To start this season, we're focusing on two problems racial injustice and the twenty twenty election. We can have an election that is participatory. With robust. In twenty twenty justice isn't blind. We have to be far more critical and thoughtful and have that Lens. On today's episode, we hear from an international expert on non violent protests. Let's saw this one big issue. Let's more racial equality. Great to look at our narcissism of small differences later. When the outcry went up over George Fluids, killing peaceful demonstrators took to the streets in Minneapolis then in other cities across the country and across the globe, and a problem arose. It's a problem. We've seen elsewhere. Bad actors outliers with destructive agendas overtaking the news coverage by engaging in retaliatory violence. This isn't a new issue. It's one peaceful. Protesters have long faced in south. Africa Egypt Ukraine Tunisia and during occupy Wall Street. Of Popovich is a Serbian activist and scholar, social movements, organizers from around the world have turned to him for advice about how to strengthen and propel their movements. Popovich, as the Executive Director of the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and strategies or canvas. He literally wrote a user's manual for successful. Social Change. Our host and Applebaum lives in Poland. She spoke to Popovich from his home in Belgrade Serbia. Here's their conversation. My Solo bill is to create social change through the successful strategic nonviolent movement so surgeon. Why is this your solvable? In other words? What makes this issue personal to you? While first of all I started getting better young on my freshman year on the university, we were faced with a with a crazy regime in Belgrade their nineties any kind of choices, you can fight three concisely. I guess I was stubborn. Police stadiums fight together. Together with a group of France who launched the movement, called out four, which is a Serbian for resistance, and then built from eleven people to seventy thousand people, eventually getting rid of the best guy lawsuits, and I kind of addicted to the idea of the social change. Group People Power movements since you originally began odd for you and your friends without any experience. You had run protests before you had an organized movement before. And now you're able to advise people. So how did you begin thinking through the problem in the beginning was just spontaneous, or did you plan first of all? We started by doing it without planning. Which is why it took us nine years to actually do it so ninety two. We did a little bit of the of locking ourselves in the campuses, seeing east kind of stop. It didn't work because it didn't enroll the rural. Deny, six seven lot of people were mobilized. To smaller places, we protested for one hundred days day by day by day. This refigure out that everyday protest is probably not the best way to do it because it's very exhausting, so we figured out that it is unity thing that we are message. Most of the protesters were getting wall in the protest in, and they say we are too busy to plan so a learning by doing and making mistakes is actually the best way to do stop, but it's very slow so strongly. Advocate to the people start reading books and learn from other people's mistakes, rather than learning from there on. How did you break it down into solvable pieces How should people who WANNA create? Change think. Think about that for a successful protest. You need so much more than the protests. You need an idea what should be different with the cold vision of tomorrow. Then you need to share this vision with different groups. Then you need to work with people. You're not normally alike and probably disagree on many other stuff to really get to the change, so need to take a really sober. Look at the groups you need. And then then we dealt politicizing indulging groups, and then you try to figure out how you work together for the change that benefits everybody because we talked to stand. Social change is a very kind of selfish of for matinee, people and the trick indistinct stinks is. A unifying proposition, which is the smallest common denominator from the groups you want to mobilize and very orchid. You want to agree on what you agree. Also went to read what you disagree, so this is not about the things that that are different among us. We leave this thing for layer, but let's solve this one big issue. Let's get rid of of communism. Let's get rid of luxury L.. Let's make more racial equality, and so on and so forth, and then we are going to look at our narcissism of small differences later.
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Lauer says Ronan Farrow's work on him was shoddy and biased
"A celebrity caught up in the me too scandalous lashing out at a journalist who has done a lot of work on that subject former today show host Matt Lauer's accusing author Roman Farrell of inaccurate and biased journalist as presented in Farrow's book catch and kill among the things that Lauer says that Farrow got wrong is an accusation that the fired host ripped a co worker Farrell says it is Lauer who is wrong on this court cara one a Pulitzer Prize for his work on accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein but the new York times has suggested an investigation and it did show that Farrell was less than thorough in vetting his work meanwhile Farrow's publisher says the book was fully vetted and that it supports the author I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Lauer says Ronan Farrow's work on him was shoddy and biased
"A celebrity caught up in the me too scandalous lashing out at a journalist who has done a lot of work on that subject former today show host Matt Lauer's accusing author Roman Farrell of inaccurate and biased journalist as presented in Farrow's book catch and kill among the things that Lauer says that Farrow got wrong is an accusation that the fired host ripped a co worker Farrell says it is Lauer who is wrong on this court cara one a Pulitzer Prize for his work on accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein but the new York times has suggested an investigation and it did show that Farrell was less than thorough in vetting his work meanwhile Farrow's publisher says the book was fully vetted and that it supports the author I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast
"David Farren whole as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist For The Washington Post he won. The bolts are Because of his really painstaking thorough reporting on trump's foundation which turns out was kind of a scam and Has now been shut down by the state of New York so Thank you David for joining us. Hey great to be here and thank you for all the reporting you've done on on trump's finances and Just curiously let me ask you. What corrupt schemes of trump's are you currently investigating the big priority for this year is to find out how much money the federal government is paying trump's businesses? We that it is. We know that it's a lot of you know we've found four hundred seventy one thousand dollars in payments already. And but I think we've only seen tip of the iceberg mar-a-lago. This is Scotland. This is all these things right. Yeah well we've just looked at one government agency so far which is the secret service to follow him wherever he goes and then there's sort of captive customers for him. He gets the choose whatever he wants to charge them and the service can pay. Whatever it's charged so we are looking at what he charges them to come with him. Tomorrow law go to come with into Bedminster. He's an ren things at Bedminster when he's not even there So yeah I think there's more than just the secret service but that's the part that we're looking at first so this is obviously His His golf courses or resorts. Or whatever these are and The Secret Service has to stay there. for security reasons and he can pretty much was he charged him as he charged above What normal people pay? Not The normal people go to any of these well the ones we've looked at so far bedminster and mar-a-lago and they both have a few guest rooms. They're not really hotels but they have a few rooms and they don't publish the rates they don't even if you're a member you have to call and get the rate for tonight. So they don't they don't say what regular people pay The only rip. That's a great Great out right but the but the good thing for us is that last year. Eric trump president son actually gave a really definitive answer about what his Co. is is company was charging the government he says when government officials come with my father to our properties which are just you know he says I. He said it was free and then he wasn't. He's not totally free. We just charge them the cost of housekeeping. So just the cost of cleaning their rooms by the way everyone If you go to a hotel Tip Your housekeeper yes You know please. So that'd be like a ten dollar charge. A figure he gave was fifty bucks and we've talked to a sort of hotel industry experts about you. Know what does it cost? Just a cleanroom and it's like for a luxury hotel. It's like fifty to seventy bucks so that's about. I see because they pay the housekeeper scores. And you get and how many of them are are legal or well. How the ones at mar-a-lago are all They're all guests. Workers Imports guestworkers their legal. But they're not okay. Well that's good. Yeah with for him. But the thing is we haven't found a single instance and I've I've been looking for any instance at all where I can see that Eric actually did what he said where the trump were actually charged the government fifty bucks. We've found rates four hundred dollars. Five hundred and sixty dollars six hundred fifty dollars a nine man. Whoa WHOA WHOA. Whoa WHOA are you saying that Eric may have been misleading people? I don't want to prejudge it. Maybe there's some examples out there that I haven't found yet. I'm just saying that every single example that I found any history of that and your research of them be misleading. Let's go back to the first thing. Which is the that you did. Which is the trump foundation and There are some pretty hilarious stories there. You're probably better telling these than I am well just to give a couple So the trump foundation was this little charity. That trump is set up in the eighties. Donald Trump and set up in the eighties and basically it for the last. You know five or ten years before he ran for office. It had been giving away other people's money for some reason. Other people gave him money which he then gave away under the name of the Donald Trump Foundation. So people thought they were getting his money but it wasn't and the the weird thing about it one of the weird things about it was what he bought with this charities money including A couple of different very large portraits of himself So he would go to this charity auctions at mar-a-lago people would bring a painting of him. I think figuring we will. He's you know he's got to buy it would blow to him if a painting of him goes unsold in his house so he bought one painting for ten thousand dollars. You but one painting for twenty thousand dollars which scrape that's fine. There's an auction for charity. But then he used his charities money to pay for it so the foundation pays for his portrait's exactly and Basically there's no justification for that all right. No one of the basic rules about charity is it even if your name is on the charity. It's not your money. It's the charity is a separate pot of money that's meant for the public good and Foundation Foundation. Let's tax exempt. Yeah so you can't use it to buy decorations for your house. You can't use it to buy anything for yourself So we wanted to know okay. Well now that these paintings wait a minute. Wait a minute decorations. He's I know that he's hung. The portrait's have been hung at Some of the hotels maybe Ed mar-a-lago and one zero So they're all that's the G. Seven g seven exactly so they could see the portrait so yeah they had said they wouldn't tell us where it was but one of our readers founded on the wallet at Durrell Decorating The sports bar there. So that's pretty much. The definition of what? You should not do with charities. Assets wasn't wasn't barral actually doing a service which was storing it. Right that was that was the The argument with trump campaign was well. Yeah looks bad. It looks like the trump charity did a favor for the trump business by buying art for the businesses walls. But you have it all wrong really. The business is doing the charity a favor by storing its art collection for free our journalist. We gotta check these things out. It's like man. I call it a tax expert and said you know. Does this hold water could you? And the GUY said you know. It's it's not easy to make an irs auditor laugh. But this would do it. I actually had an auditor once audit me and Tom. Davis via the corporation This is the weirdest thing he was there for in my business. Manager's Office for a week I don't know why I'm telling the story but here's the thing. He sees a receipt for dinner that I had with Lorne Michaels and Paul McCartney and Tom in London and he said You had dinner with Paul McCartney and I said yes and he goes okay arts over. Isn't that funny? I was fine. It's good all right. Okay keep going. I thought that was a good story so that was one of the many things in the end. The trump the New York attorney general sued the trump foundation for that and a variety of other things. He used this charity to help his political campaign. He used it to pay off legal debts for his businesses and they sued the trump foundation. Saying that none of that stuff is what you're supposed to do with charities money and so the end. The trump foundation gets dissolved and trump had to pay two million dollar. Fine personally give an example of the legal debt that the foundation paid because he legally owed some money. And what was that about though the one case? There's a charity golf tournament at one of trump's golf courses in New York and they have this prize hit a whole hit a hole in one. When a million dollars okay. They're out there and with some whole a guy. One of the contestants from New York Hits a hole in one hour a big deal to take his picture. You know he's back in the clubhouse buying drinks that says you know these GonNa want a million dollars and they sort of tapped him on the shoulder and say actually if you read the fine print of the win a million dollars sweepstakes it says that the ball has to travel a certain number of yards before it goes in the hole for be eligible and trump's course just happened to have set it up so that the t the whole were not far enough apart that that we not exceed that limit so yes even hit the hole in one. You don't win the Homeland Prize because you hit it far enough. It was just The Pin was just far enough Close enough that you couldn't they couldn't win so food and They settled or something and the trump foundation paid for their exactly but he he sued the trump golf course because obviously the trump golf course is the one at fault and the trump golf course settled with the guy but then the trump foundation again in legal legally separate tax exempt charity with nothing to do with this Gulf hole in one thing. They trump foundation patient. Okay so this is just sleaze. Sleaze sleaze there's a couple of stories there they really like one one. You got into this because He he did this thing when He was feuding with Fox. Instead of doing the Fox debate he did this Vanderbilt zone and said he was giving like a million dollars. Sir. Several million dollars to vets right. Yeah a million dollars out of his own pocket. That's right and million dollars out of his own pocket and you just wanted to. You were curious right. We wanted to. I mean that's a claim that matters because both that shows you. Trump cares about veterans. And it shows you is really rich like those are two key parts of his appeal in two thousand sixteen so we want to just check and make sure that he did the thing that he said he did. And I thought this is like a simple story. We'll call it and they'll say yeah of course but he gave this money to this charity. You can call them in check but of course it was not like that. Instead we got was a call from Corey. Lewandowski was trump's campaign manager. Then great guy. Great thank you. I'm sort of set me off on on this path by telling me. Susie lied to wonder wonderfully life-changing line. And so he said well. I can tell you for sure that Donald Trump is giving away that million dollars to veterans. But I can't tell you who he gave it to our win..
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast
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"pulitzer prize" Discussed on KQED Radio
"I think it's the mules he's yeah hello this is great well you're free to grow Faye was and today he's he's pretty much exclusively known as the composer of the rankings he but he was a really highly regarded jazz musician who was a fine jazz pianist this is kind of a very programmatic pieces you noticed it's like it's the mules if the animals something around the canyon for better or for worse when people talk about music on the Grand Canyon that's what they think of I have to tell you we have never played the Grand Canyon sweet and thirty six years of the Clinton music why not well in part because it's symphonic work and we are really chamber music I think at one time or another we thought wouldn't it be kind of fun to kind of arrange one or two movements to do it but there's just so much other stuff that we that's taken a priority really no we've had Pulitzer Prize winning composer is joining us and commissioning new works of music inspired by the Grand Canyon having our native American composer precious projects students from the Navajo and Hopi nations writing new music so you know it's it's a fun piece and maybe someday will transmit of it okay well let's listen to another thing that is on your agenda this is one of many that the Grand Canyon music festival has commissioned over the years this is called the guardians of the Grand Canyon composed by Brent Michael it's got the same idea behind it sounds like to me which is that you know it's it's peaceful and yet it's so grand that you never.
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on WRVA
"A. a Pulitzer Prize winning historian has now name Donald Trump the most racist president of all time but he's tied he's tied with an with another president so who is fighting Donald Trump for that coveted crown of the most racist president ever will tell you it in sixty seconds is the Glenn Beck program this is this only helps Donald Trump this only helps him maybe that's their goal they act like it's their goal I know they just they don't get how far out of touch they are which is that we're not Americans not buying into your definition of racism this is not because it's I got news for you a new definition of racism we all knew what racist were for a very long time you can spot a million miles away and now you've changed it anyway we'll get into in the second person to tell you about simply safes simply safe is reminding you that just ten percent of break ins are planned beforehand most break ins ninety percent are all the all revolve around one thing somebody seeing a house that doesn't have an alarm system or has an alarm system but doesn't have engaged that's when they break into your house ninety percent of the time so what do you do about it well you can get an alarm system and you can pay a **** load of money every single month have a monitored and you you don't on the system and the system you know is hard wired into your house and it's just it's crap it's crap it's old school it's it's it's nineteen fifties really leave it to beaver stuff now you want the Jetsons you want something that is way forward thinking how about a system that calls police and has the police arrive three point five times faster than anybody else's alarm system how about one that is so high tech that it has high definition cameras so it's not just like a black and white blob that you're looking for you can see the definition of the people who broke into the house and that's why police come three point five times faster than any other security system that you can buy how about you get one that's really an expensive and only because here fifteen Bucks a month they have the twenty four seven.
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on How'd It Happen Podcast
"Okay. And the. Pulitzer prize winning that. How does that change your life? What is what is that? What's it feel like what's the process, actually? Is it something that you submit for consideration or is it something that's found by them? I I'm sure it's all on their website, but it'd be nice for people to understand. It's a submission thing, and I have to say, I we were so lucky the journal sentinel had won a Pulitzer prize the year before, and we were so lucky that they had really built up a, a team of people who, who knew what it took to do the application and to do the, the right kind of story that the year that we won. We had a lot of digital components to our story. And we told it in a lot of different ways online, you know, Mark, and I worked very closely with there were five of us who want and, you know, the other three did a lot of the video and photography, and such a big team on those well and that year they had added to the. Rules, kind of. Not a category. But a, a suggestion that you try and tell the story in unique ways and use digital and, and we really did that well, so I think that helped us so you, you really have to have a can't credit, the management, George Stanley, the editor of journal sentinel, and all of the people who work with him on this. You have to have that kind of team to, to turn. We had a really good story that we, you know, we Mark, and I said, from the beginning, if, if, if we can't take this story somewhere, it's our fault because all the elements were there, but then we needed that team around us to take it to the next level to be cliche. Did you ever worry about whether you'd be able to get it there, Mark? And I realized very early on that the story had that potential and we made a pact not to talk about it. And so we just did not talk about it. So it was actually funny. What happens is. We knew that they submitted it for the Pulitzer. And we we just talk about it, and so someone in we agreed. We tell each other when we heard anything. So one of the other reporters came up to me they get announced in April in one of the other reporters came up to me, I don't maybe in March and said, so how you feeling you know heard you're on the shortlist was, like, what are you talking about? He's like you know what I'm talking about. I don't know what you're talking about. We're not talking about it, and he told me that there were rumors in the industry that, you know, we were. In the top kind of stories that were being considered in our category. And I went told Mark and I like she, we had an agreement that we tell each other. And he was kinda mad at me because we just didn't wanna talk about it. So then the, the day they were announced, you know, we knew that we had a shot, and I walked in that morning and I had an interview to do, but I saw I, so I did my interview, and it was driving Mark crazy. I mean he couldn't even sit there any longer and he I got off my injuries like let's get out here. And so we just laughed and we went, we actually went to a used bookstore downtown and looked at DNA books, so marred mired in it at that point. And then we went and had lunch and already writing the book at the palm, we had, we had an agent at that point. I think, but we, we had contract with the agent, but we hadn't won the Pulitzer. The giant was pretty happy after it happened. But. We came walking back into the building. And we saw a local TV reporter sitting in the lobby, and then we were really nervous than we thought all something. But what you're fables are turned. Well, yeah, and I hate to even admit this. But what you're really nervous about is that you're going to be a finalist. You know, and that 'cause they have a tradition in the journal sentinel newsroom. You have to stand up in front of the whole news room, and everybody watches for it to come across the wire, and, you know what you don't want is to be standing there and here you're finalist, and you have to act happy and you are happy, but, you know, you're hoping you win. So so draft day, almost. Yeah. Right. So we, it was funny. We walked back into the newsroom and Raquel Rutledge who had won the Pulitzer fabulous reporter who won the Pulitzer the year before. Kind of called us over, and she pulled up Brown bag out of her desk drawer with some kind of alcohol bottle of alcohol in it and said here, take a drink and then go up there. Switch shot. And we went walking up there. And what would you say your member? I don't even remember. I mean you know, then we won and. You know, it was just a blur. It ended up it. We, it was such a blur in, you're, you're just walking around the newsroom and slowly everyone's getting back to do in. There's champagne and everyone's getting back to doing the work. They have to do that day. And you're just kind of walking around, like I don't even know what to do. And because it's like winning the Oscar. Right. I mean in. I don't know. I never won the Oscar. Okay. Okay, magin that you want the Oscar for bridges of Madison. Laugh at someone someone got in touch with me, sometimes it, what happens to your ear, inbox your emails, flooded. Your we ended up like the New York Times called us and we didn't see it and we didn't call him back. I mean it was just chaos. But someone after that day called me up and said like, okay, you know you won the Nobel, but you still don't know. And I said, I said, well, I didn't win the Nobel. I won the Pulitzer and he said, Nobel poets are. What's the difference? I'm mad at you. So a lot of ways. So what happens is after you win. There is a like an award ceremony at the law library at Columbia college in New York. And there were a couple interesting things about that. But to me, the most interesting, you walk in, you know all the editors go with you, and you walk in, and they're all these steps you walk up, and then there's this grand lobby and you walk over new when you win. You get like a little Tiffany kind of paperweight, that's engraved with, you know, your information and even more valuable to me. You get a book of all the previous Pulitzer winners that was. I thought really neat. But as I was walking across this long, large fancy lobby, I realized this isn't even about us. It was a first of all, you realize it's not it's it was about Milwaukee, and it was about Wisconsin. You know, everybody shared with us, winning the pulsar. So you kind of realized that, that, it's, it's not just yours, it's ever, but then walking cross this lobby, I realized it's a lunch. It's not a very fancy ceremony and it's, it's about the editors you realize these editors show up hopefully often, and they're showing off their latest reporters. Right. And so they all know each other and you don't know anybody 'cause you've never been there before the only ones they continue to go all the time. It's their sort of. Yeah. It's their thing like this is, you know, they're the ones who like they're bringing their latest winners. So and, you know, the big lake Wall Street Journal was like up in front. New York Times it's the whole that also placement another. So we so there's a little reception and then there's a launch, and, you know, Mark, and I stood and, and the rest of our team. But Mark, and I happened to Stanton. Whether we're pretty tied at the hip at that point. And. Who are you gonna talk to all the editors are talking to each other? And so we ended up talking to the poet who won that year and the nonfiction. I remember this book the history of cancer book, I'm blanking on the name of it. I'll think anyway, can't come up with it. It's a great book. We both brought books and got him sign it. But we ended up kind of just standing and talking to them because you don't know anybody. So it was really interesting from that in, and it was funny. I walked up to there's a, a high up editor at the Wall Street Journal, who's from Green Bay, where I'm from his name's Paul zhigo. And sure, yeah, I saw him over at the Wall Street Journal table. I went to high school with his sister. So I walked up, thinking, oh to say hi to him. And I walked up to the table, and they all looked up at me. Like, what are you doing over at our table? Right. 'cause they're the Wall Street Journal. And I said, oh, Well, Paul, I just want to say hi went ice school, Julie. And then he stood up. He was real nice. But it was really funny walking to the table. So you said when we were first getting started that you always wanted to do something. Big was this. It. Well that it was maybe one of it. Yeah. Okay. So now, you know, I've left the turtle sentinel, and I'm running them walkie institute, which is a nonprofit started in two thousand seven by John burns who ran the private equity group, ebonite Bank, and then spun it out into Mason wells, which has been very successful private equity firm rusher. It's the biggest in Wisconsin, and, you know, I've known John for longtime actually will tell you a secret that won't be a secret anymore once tell to you, but John was the person who gave me my Pulitzer tip. So he's and delare in my John. Yeah. Right. He was on the board of the Medical College. And the what the reason we were talking that day he was, you know, kind of berating me about all the great things going on there. And, you know, and I just wasn't sure if he slipped and told me something he wasn't supposed to or he was trying to tell it to me, but it doesn't matter turned out. Yeah. So can I ask just before? Before we get more into the mock institute. So you. You win. You Mark win. You're right, the book, you're sort of, at the top of can I say something? Yeah. That book that I was trying to remember, the name of, oh, yes. The emperor of all maladies. There you go. Get it on Amazon. But the one you really wanna buy one in a billion. Yes. Of course. The story of knickebocker Don McMahon. That's also on him. Exactly. The so you're sort of at the top. Whether you still about Oscar whatever Pulitzer Nobel. And that. Yeah. Six one. And then and then you leave journalism. Yeah. How come? Well, the journal sentinel was a fabulous place and still is in some ways, but we got bought by going at, and I just have to tell you that the day they all walked into, you know, I was a business reporter. I mean, I covered this stuff all the time, like I talked to a lot of CEO's about walking into a company and what you do when the day they walked into the newsroom, I just thought is a work for me. And it was partly because, you know, they're not real focused on business news. The kind of business news. I like they're focused on maybe a softer type of business news than I like so I, you know, I mean I that's not to say the journal sentinel, isn't still doing some good business news. But I just felt like I was going to be frustrated there. And John had started the Milwaukee institute in two thousand seven. He started it as a he had a cluster of cloud. As it were. And they were doing high-performance computing and offering services helping companies in academics around.
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"You know, I'm not interested in writing actually political things incorrectly, but I want to change people the way they interact with each other. And the way they see reality and the way they see our history, the book includes a side by side translation of every poem in Spanish. The other poem we'd love you to read from his depopulation blues, which talks about the broader obligations. We have people around the world even if there happened to be of a different nationality country. Oh, absolutely. But also many people don't realize this, but we actually had a depopulation order that was concocted by Kissinger and Nixon. And so we are actually people color, especially in danger of being depopulated here in this country as well as in other countries. And I know it feels really shocking, but they can research this evil can be brilliant though. Speaking of depopulation. Of people. It will find a way we are not fools completely to be seduced by it. For Nixon Carter Reagan, perhaps all the others knew we were counting on them to be as human as we are, but why eight hundred thousand Rwandans died while we watched a televised presidential sex scandal might have told us something that politicians who smiled at us and kissed our babies, blue eyes shining with triumph. Well, knew we were falling into our graves kicked by them as they counted our votes. Why do you think we tell so many stories about ourselves about America that don't always match up with the ugly realities because we can't face the reality. It's a terrible history and until we face it, we can go nowhere. We can expect to grow. You have a Pulitzer prize. Kendrick, Lamar is a young musician. First rapper to win a Pulitzer prize ever this past year, and I want to play for you something from one of his songs and a video that echoes your work. Take a look. Chips like. Humming. If God got us, we're going to be all right. Have you have you heard him quote you before the now? You've never seen that now and he's big. He's not Alice Walker big, but he's big, I'm happy for him. What do you think about the way he's using your work? All's my life I had to fight well, I think he's understanding that is the truth of it, especially for poor people and for people who call her in this country, we've had to fight all of our lives and it's a good thing that we can talk to each other across generations prizes are a funny thing. I don't imagine you focus on them, but there are people who criticize the Nobel Pulitzer for handing them out to musicians. Do you think it should only go to traditional novelists and poets or musicians as well? I, I'm not crazy about prizes. No, so whoever wants them should have them and people who could do without them should do without them. Did it change your status because there's your work that stands on its own, and then there's the. Reach of your work. And so I wonder whether the prize is in the prestige that you've amassed did make a difference in the reach. I mean, we talk about the color purple to think that there was too talented people who happen to be black women, Oprah and Whoopi who'd never been cast in a film before they adapted your film. Does that part of it matter to you? That did. That was very good. And I was very happy about that. But I'm just saying that the real joy comes from doing the work in hasn't really come from the prize. That's something I think that's inspiring about you. And it comes through very much sitting across the table from you. It is obvious to observe, but I will observe it that that's something that you and the president do not have in common. He tends to brag a lot, but he does claim to be smart and educated. This is the only quoting of the president we're going to do, but I'll play you one clip of President Trump..
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"And the way they see reality and the way they see our history, you have a Pulitzer prize. Kendrick, Lamar is a young musician. First rapper to win a Pulitzer prize ever this past year and I wanna play for you something from one of his songs and video that echoes your work. Take a look. Night. Chips like. Have you heard him quote you before, but now you've never seen that? No, and he's big. He's not Alice Walker, big big. I'm happy for him. What do you think about the way he's using your work? All's my life I had to fight well, I think he's understanding that that is the truth of it, especially for poor people and for people to call in this country. We've had to fight all of our lives and it's a good thing that we can talk to each other cross generations prizes are funny thing. I don't imagine you focus on them, but there are people who criticize Nobel Pulitzer for handing them out to musicians. Do you think it should only go to traditional novelists and poets or musicians as well? I, I'm not crazy about prizes, you know? So whoever wants them should have them and people who could do without them should do without them. And we talk about the color purple to think that there was too talented people who happen to be black women, Oprah and Whoopi who'd never been cast film before they adapted your film. Does that part of it matter to you? That did. That was very good. And I was very happy about that. But I'm just saying that the real joy comes from doing the work doesn't really come from the price. That's something I think that's inspiring about you. And it comes through very much sitting across the table from you. It is obvious to observe, but I will observe it that that's something that you and the president do not have in common. He tends to brag a lot, but he does claim to be smart and educated. This is the only quoting of the president we're gonna do play you. One clip of President Trump. I went to an Ivy league school. I'm very highly educated. I know words I had the best. Words, what does it tell you that it's important to him to be perceived as so smart. It tells me that he knows he probably is not, and he has an inferiority complex and that's very sad, but it's even sadder that we elected him to lead. We definitely need a very different kind of leader. And in fact, we actually need to lead ourselves and until we do, we probably won't get very far. You're saying fury already. I mean, there's a feeling of inferiority or lack of self. Affirmation love. Does that in your view, make people more more dangerous when they come in contact with power money? Yes, because there's always in the, there's always the feeling of need to measure up, you know? And I mean, even see that between him and Barack Obama, I think n. b. there was just so blatant that Donald Trump envied Iraq Obama his even though he started out with much more than Barack, oh, of course. That's part of the problem that he had everything in Barack as a black man was supposed to have nothing and said, look, what happened is all of the things that this. Isn't isn't in this very hard to take. But the answer is not to make us all suffer is to go and improve yourself. Alice Walker for me, it's an honor to have you here, so I really appreciate you coming by. Thank you. Thank you. Hey, it's Chris from MSNBC every day. I come to the office and we make television show every day. I think to myself, there's so much more I want to talk about. And so this is our podcast it's called, why is this happening? And the whole idea behind it is to get to the root of the things that we see out every day. They're driven by big ideas each week. I sit down with the person uniquely suited to explain why this is happening. New episodes of Weiss. This happening every Tuesday. Listen for free wherever you get your podcasts..
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"Hello, welcome to the long podcast. I'm excellence game here. Moco hosts, Aaron, Lamour, Evan Ratliff, gentlemen. Hello. Hey, hey, who's on the show this week? Return guests. Another return guests back to pack return guest this week, ally Saz low of the Washington Post Pulitzer prize winner. I talked to him early on in our in our run with this show, and he has a book out. It's out this week. It's called rising out of hatred and it is the story of this kid Derek black because red that storing. He was like the son of the white nationalist movement. David Duke is his godfather and he was like the heir-apparent and then over process which is documented his book. He basically like renounces white nationalism. You know, it's a applicable to our times. I'm not gonna. I'm not gonna be baited into trying to make a segue. Did you get to keep a studio for the whole interview this time? Wasn't he the one that you went to the post and then you got kicked. Out of the room. Oh, yeah. Who I talked to him like right after basis said bought it, and then like I think I ask them like, oh, do you think this little bays us thing? And he was like, it's going to be fantastic. But it has turned out well and ally is in a. He has a unique job. He read to the post. He writes, he's big lake Sunday features, but it does it all from Portland, Oregon, good gig. One uphold surprise, hey, if you're looking to win a Pulitzer prize, start small with a newsletter you can get on with going with Mel champion. Don't even have to pay for it until bunch of people are subscribing. So there is nothing in your way. Let's do it people newsletter today. We've all newsletter. Yeah. Yeah, there should be a Pulitzer prize for newsletter. Yes, the Pulitzer and in newsletter coming soon sponsor. We'll be the judges. Thanks to melt him. And now here's max with US Esa..
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on WGTK
"Robert deniro deserves a pulitzer prize because of his two word the first word was an f word the second word was trump so it's brilliant writing putting those two words together only genius could have thought of that what yeah she says this this is her tweet i can't stop thinking about that swift incisive editorial last night to monosyllables underscoring the presidency's baseline indecency she spelled indecency wrong by the way with a violation of decency the satire of norms i'd say robert deniro deserved a pulitzer prize for it if he didn't deserve a tony you crazy i understand she doesn't really want to award him the pulitzer but still what is brilliant about expressing this particular sentiment let's go to net in augusta georgia ned you're on the medved show i'm michael will the economy might be roaring but i believe it would be in similar shape under any other republican president and likely even better without the drag of trump's chaos policy or a decision or something that has been a full out disaster so i am i on okay sorry so he has laid waste a crucial norms he has not and will not provide his tax returns he has not and will not put his business interests in a blind trust he has been a gusher of lies both trivial and serious laying waste to an expectation of basic truth telling okay look what you keep coming back to is personal conduct personal standards personal behavior you don't like it i get it what i'm talking about here is policy and the direction of the country and decisions that actually impact the way americans live not talking about future impact on our civilization we'll be right back the most important retirement event of the year is almost here and you're invited and you know what absolutely free the.
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on The Bobby Bones Show
"Coming out right that and i'm gonna come out in the middle of the show and do that and who's listening right now nobody is like it's going to be at the show stop it i'm not thinking pulitzer prize for most people there who cares it's also just me yeah because there are some things are going to have them people be like when i come out it'll be like we've been watching him hostal show the whole time ears my inner ear monitors and i gotta writer app to this you better get on it like this just throw in like nursery rhymes but just different nursery rhyme so it'll be like hickory dick john block the plex funny because hickory degree doc was what was in my head right started singing maybe i should i thought you're gonna marry had a little lamb but that's good i'll be hardcore with that one mary lamb it's new hardcore yeah legit but it's like nobody's gonna clap special guests they finish up there saw you me glue amazing i can't miss that well yeah i gotta write the route that so how do nursery good about it now that like i know the b what are some other nursery rhyme bitsy spider lunchbox no dizzy busy spot on the water spout year down a lot of him want yeah they all empty come on give me a hard on humpty dumpty yeah yep humpty dumpty he had a great fall yeah humpty dumpty.
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Yeah this by the way this is a pulitzer prize winning book and they're rumors over the weekend that he was addicted to opioids or that he said nobody was there for me when i was dictated to opioids and that's why he was hospitalized or you know head to cut that tower short which would mean that he doesn't get like i guess he had insurance for the rest of the tour in case something happened which you know it was sort of a medical condition that cut the tour short so he got a bunch of his money back but now that company who paid for that is basically saying if it was a drug thing you don't you don't get it well insurance companies that really known for being i will always side with connie over the insure we're always looking for his yeah and also who knows way keven knows what he's saying yeah and then we just wanna do check in with there was a special election in arizona last night janae to go arizona is deep red country started a little bit yes it's changing so i guess in this district it mean politically you go there and you're like oh everybody wanted to have plastic surgery but like the science wasn't here yet about face i'll tell jokes cities kooky town people khimki tone wasn't there yet review of the medical board and everything so yet this district that was up for grabs yesterday went between debbie lesko and this other woman herald tipper nitty in so debbie lesko one and she is now just said oh i'm going to be joining the freedom caucus which shouldn't be a surprise because this district is just deep trump country like he won the district by twenty one points they love joe are pile there like this was never going to be won by the democrat so everyone's saying look if the democrat somehow in holy shit but really what.
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on Las Culturistas
"It is we didn't win a pulitzer prize honey but it went to kendrick it went to yes i'm of ours i'm of our powell's at new york magazine look am i am i salty that we didn't win yes is it going to be hard to see the pulitzer panel now when we go hang out with them on the weekends yes it's going to be very difficult for they'll be like greg how could you how could you have given alice monroe an award and not us i'm just saying we we wrote a sterling piece on antony for vulture and it was we were told roundly rejected we were told it could win a pulitzer and to be rejected is very hopeful it's it's a comment on really them i it's not about us it's about that look at speaking of award shows oh my god we missed guys man i were supposed to go to the shorty awards we couldn't make it because we had we had this emergency come up but we were supposed to go and we missed all this crazy stuff happening like fucking the queer eye guys working red carpet as we could have interacted with them we had a red carpet slot we were supposed to go i'm sorry that til carpet it's he'll carpet and then we missed this whole adam pally non okay yeah apparently adam pally read the shorty awards for filth and was like fired mid presentations escorted off to bring the girls in on this but also we just want to say we are preparing to go to the shorty awards because we had full intend to go until a conflict happened conflict happen we have nothing to wear and we are also too little cinderella faggots cinderella faggot cinderella faggot title of your book we didn't have anything new to where to where to the ball so listen what we're saying is we not hang send us stuff but we're saying like let's have a conversation about you sending us like i dunno bonobos something somebody because guy tell you something it's hard out there on instagram when you see how some of these comedians are looking and they're putting forward lurks and then brings me to our gases as episode on my.
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"It's just some my experiences a physician so i've had some real moments in in medicine itself i know said the big one was the black hole principle so pulitzer prize for that or nobel prize or something you're journalists to we were talking last hour about evil and and i'm convinced it exists it's out there why do you think it's there so incident of experiences we can't even get to the grips just how amazing maria and just experiencing lots of things in the is is what we would call easil you know so it's it's learning from that and i think at this point in in humanity.
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"Now america's number one show one pop culture and politics this is bob michael medved show and another great day in the greatest nation on dawn's green earth still the greatest nation on god's mean earth though the element of race seems to creep into every conversation in this country and right now the element of race and alleged racism has not just crept in but leapt into the conversation in the aftermath of the whole rift hideous shooting headstone men douglas high school in parkland floor there's a pulitzer prize winner uh she's won a pulitzer prize for reporting back in two thousand nine she is a columnist for the detroit free press who has written a provocative column her name is rachelle riley we've invited her to join us on the show she right now is touring of four her book so she's unable to join us her new book is called the burden african americans and the enduring impact of slavery she is a very prominent much respected uh american journalist and she writes concerning the shootings in florida as we watch the heartbreaking aftermath of america's latest mass shooting what we must acknowledge is what they have in common and she buoys out first in most of the shootings assault weapons okay we've heard that which you may not have heard is this she then rights second most of the culprits of the worst mass shootings since the massacre at columbine high school in 1999 have been white males and for all of you who just set your hair on fire or ran to pick up your phone to call in scream at me that i'm a racist i do not contend that these boys and men shot up schools were shot of a movie theater or a church because they're white but i do content that america continues to allow it because they are white one.
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on The Psych Central Show
"Welcome to the site central show why each episode presents an indepth look at issues from the field of psychology and mental health with host gay powered and co host vincent m wales the laura wanted welcome to this week's episode of the sykes central show podcast my name is game howard in with me as always is vincent m wales and we are snow here talking to pulitzer prize finalised pete earley pete thank you for talking to us last week and welcome back this week thanks for being here with us again pete i understand that you recently co authored a book with jesse close is that correct a trite what i wanted to do it after i hook admit three months with the homeless and i couldn't get a publisher interrupted so i start my blog and then i thought you know right now memoir to really hot and everybody's reading memoirs and you've got to remember there about sixty five percent of all books are bought by women men tend to read a nonfiction and read for information women read for both entertainment and and i are her jesse speak in chicago and i thought wow you know why why don't i help her and let's do a book about her life and that would be a way than the tell the broader mental health story and uh so yeah we had a great time we did a book she has an amazing story in the thing that i like about jesse story this not only mental health and she has some incredible stories that she tells about when she was in the manic stage and how uh her five husband all 'luctor when choose mannix age because she owes you wanted to do is have sex and party and everything else and then when she was in the depressed age in the closet crime they didn't want anything to do with her but it also is a wonderful coal currying story were you see how alcoholism and drugs really prey on people with mental illness and the combination and how people look down on her because they just figured she was using drugs all the time and you know it's uh i i think so in many ways drug addiction.
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"The the next told him last time when he came in the show is not allowed to do it again as i'm not a big fan of political i don't know how this guy gets to do this but he did it and he deserves a pulitzer prize he does or they comes on my show or not weather's banned from my shower or not the story is not getting the attention it deserves because no story that reveals obama for selling out america as he did in so many instances ever gets fulsome coverage by the pretoria guard media i can't read the whole thing if i printed it out of the almost sixty pages again it's part one but i wanna get into it a little bit in its determination to secure a nuclear deal with iran the obama administration since the first sentence derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the iranianbacked terrorist group hezbollah even as it was fumbling cocaine into the united states according to a political investigation so let's stop right there cocaine kills cocaine destroys hezbollah is fumbling cocaine into the united states and obama as you'll see put the brakes on pursuing hezbollah's activity in the united states and in our hemisphere and of course hezbollah uses his money turns out billions and billions of dollars to prepare for war against our allies including israel they are a militia for iran so as you listen to this understand not only was obama wear of this obama permitted therefore obama facilitated it because rda the drug enforcement administration was on the was on them who was closing in on them and the brakes were hit at the justice department and you see mr holder mr holder needs to be dragged before a congress he needs to be dragged before congress he needs to be held to account for once in his damn life.
"pulitzer prize" Discussed on Citation Needed
"And the winner of the pulitzer prize for outstanding work in journalism goes to show sieve pulitzer thank you thank you eight years in a row what an incredible honor i want to thank the judges my family and my staff because they're all the same people good luck next year everybody hey folks just want to take a moment here in the middle of the show to thank our patrons oil will you will you will you make this show possible and without you we couldn't do what we do i need charts and graphs now many of you have inquired win is ally going to do is joan baneh ramsey episode and the answer is never heat where is my blonde wig no never never never never but as of this recording we are just three hundred and fifty dollars away from reaching our goal of a live show and well it will not be about john grenade ramsey we promise to tell ally that it will be no sorry john drivers them have you seen my fingernails samples they're in the filing cabinet today so if you want to see us live consider pledging as little as a dollar an episode of patriotic dot com slash citation pod to help make that happen or even going to let the patrons choose the location again that's patriarch dot com slash citation bod because we're pretty sure he'll wear a cost you where is my stage blood.