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"rci" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

02:44 min | 2 months ago

"rci" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"Although Byron Murphy almost pulled a Deshawn Jackson where he let the ball go just as he was crossing the goal line and there was part of me that wanted to be called back or give the ball back to the Raiders. A knucklehead move and he just got into the end zone there. I know you think it looks cool. It doesn't look cool if they all of a sudden say, and that's a touchback. And you go way. Most sacks this year for a quarterback. Joe burrow has been sacked 13 times. Jameis Winston second on the list, then Matthew Stafford than Daniel Jones, the late least sacked quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes, Trevor Lawrence, certainly interesting. By the way, the phrase that is sweeping the nation, get home. Now that defense said, Aiden Hutchinson getting home today got a couple of sacks. That's the new phrase. All over the weekend. Getting home. Yes, Eaton. You know how we're coming up with RCI receiver caused interception. Yes. Should there also be a stat called like a quarterback caused sack? Oh, Joe burrow would lead the league in that. Oh, you mean a QC S. Oh yes, yes. Yeah, the old QC. Good point Steven. I don't know if it would be QB. But the analyst in the NFL more than any other sport love a new term, a new phrase. Every year, so you got the stats guys, the analytic guys, and if you had a quarterback cost sack, receiver caused interception, it's a whole new category. Oh my God, pro football focus, those guys got to be thrilled. At the second state QC S for Joe burrow, Jimmy. That's incredible. How many cute CS in the world? He's got 7. He's got to cut down his QC es to get to the playoffs. It's the only way they're getting there. MVP. Yeah, there's a few QS is there. Pauly has a poll question. A quarterback quiz. Okay. This is based off what a quarterback did this weekend, so that's a big hint. There have been 5 this is the 5 youngest quarterbacks in the NFL history to throw 6 touchdowns in a game. One of the guys did it twice, so it's 5 quarterbacks. They were the 5 youngest to throw 6 touchdowns in the game. One of them did twice. Here's another hint, four of them are still playing. The other one's in the Hall of Fame. Two a tongue to buy along. Correct. Okay, got that one. Okay, your guys turn.

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"rci" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

03:28 min | 2 months ago

"rci" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"Or stream us live on the peacock app. Fox NFL analyst former NFL and USC quarterback back on the program, good to see you again, Mark. Let me ask you a question that has been a topic here with some analysts. If I remove an a plus receiver in tyreek hill and replace him with a couple of B or B plus, let's say three B pluses and take out an a plus. Does that make Kansas City better? Better, worse, hard to say. I think most importantly is the scheme. And the way Andy Reid's going to dial him up in that specific scenario. Other places might not work. But a place like that, they're going to run what they run. I don't know how many times last night they ran flanker drive, just the shallow cross with Kelsey, the 12 yard basic right behind it. The other two guys on the other side are running a go route and a ten to 12 yard corner out route. I mean, they run it all the time. They just plug in different players. And it works. So it's hard to say that, you know, you lose one guy, and then it becomes receiver by committee to replace that one stud. But I mean, those guys are rolling. All I can say is that pick the overturned interception was rough. Yeah. And then watching that game last night, Everett. Get out of the game. Yes. Yeah. He's trying to get out of the game. And then he can't expand that flat route. That flat route is supposed to be a foot race to the front pylon. And then the other guy has a chance to work on his quick out router or stick route on the inside defender. And so Justin's expecting him to break out and there's just too much traffic in the area. But the signal is you tap your helmet that you want to come out. He was obviously gassed. How do they miss that? And then they go to him on that play. Well, they weren't throwing to him. I think he was trying to throw the out route and he was expecting the inside receiver to break out. Expecting to Everett to run to the pylon. So you create space on the outro the quick flat, and then the stick route. And he's Tapping his helmet to get out of the game, and they're trying to go, you know, tempo because they got down to the goal line. They're trying to punch it in. Well, they just left a man. I don't know. I don't know if I've ever seen that. I felt so bad for Everett for the, you know, for Lombardi the coordinator for Justin is like, you know, and there goes the DB Johnny on the spot. We're trying to come up with a category receiver caused interception. RCI, because that was an RCI as a former quarterback, would you be in favor of an RCI category? Oh, you're gonna get me in trouble with some whiteouts and tight ends and stuff. But listen, does it happen? Yes. But you also, listen, as a quarterback, you get, you get credit for, you know, the negative one yard pass that goes 90 yards.

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"rci" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

The Dan Patrick Show

04:34 min | 2 months ago

"rci" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

"His theme picture this year? Yeah. I'll bring it up, but some people said, Justin Herbert looks like it could be Dan's son. Why don't you put him next to my son and see if he looks like he could be my son's brother. Justin Herbert looks more like you than your son does. Well, my son looks like drew lock. Better arm. He does. As a question. Too soon. Too soon. No, he does no. My son doesn't have a better. He has more confidence and ability. He's got a better chance of playing, I think. All righty. What, Paul? I do have one issue, but if you casually watch the game last night. So on that last drive, remember, Kansas City tied up 1717. Justin Herbert leaves him right down the field. He throws a pass to Gerald Everett, and then another passage Gerald Everett runs 26 yards, and Everett's gassed. He's pounding his helmet saying and get me off the field and they wanted to run a quick play. They look forever and on a little turnaround pattern and Everett was just out of gas and didn't move to the ball. That's an RCI receiver cause interception. Justin Herbert gets the pick 6 on his career record forever. He had nothing to do with that being a pick 6. No, he didn't. And you could see Everett and great job by the camera crew in the director. And Herbie too, of noticing that, because Everett wants to come out. When you tap your helmet, it's like, all right, can you take me out? And they missed it. And he didn't have the effort on that play. And it cost him. So he had past interference and then you had that, those are the two plays last night. And you're about to go up 7. And all of a sudden, wait a minute, we're down 7. So huge play. By the way, chargers did cover. Was it four and a half? Four, four and a half. Entertainment purposes only. Of course.

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Strider, Rosario power Braves to 13-1 rout of Phillies

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 4 months ago

Strider, Rosario power Braves to 13-1 rout of Phillies

"Spencer strider struck out a career high 13 is a brave buster on the Phillies to win their fourth straight 13 one Strider beef Phillies for the third time this season going 6 and two thirds giving up one run on three hits It's good to see the spider play well but also hung one with two shirts and to haul and now he hit the double so not all of them are great but yeah it's good good night overall Philly's manager rob Thompson's strategy for a bullpen game was foiled by Eddie Rosario as 5 RBIs and homers by Orlando RCI and Marcelo zuna The braves halted the Phillies four game winning streak as they moved within two and a half of the mets Jim Hart Atlanta

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"rci" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"rci" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

"For. Well, congressman Garcia, how can we help you out? Well, the financial support is always needed. Alexa Mike Garcia dot com is the website. You can donate money there and help us in the primary coming up and the bigger fight is going to be in November with the general election. We've got 6 stems running against us. So and it's the LA media markets, not cheap. And I'm one of the few conservatives actually in the LA area representing. So we've got a whole new view this is getting for us. I've seen that I've made that metaphor since the beginning and it's an expensive race. Obviously, so the financial support is really desired to elect my dot com. And we've got a great grassroots campaign going. Well, the Democrats lost at Gettysburg after burning down the schlitzer homestead in Chambersburg right down the turnpike. Let's hope that Pickett's charge fails once again. What are the folks in your district, the California 25th, which is kind of the north valley area of Los Angeles, if you're familiar with our fine Southern California metro area, what are the folks talking about? It's about security, frankly, in California it's about survival and just being able to stay in this beautiful state, our state right now is the result of a single party system in California that has run our economy into the ground as overtaxed over regulated and made our lives as tough as possible. So for the average taxpayer, the small business owner, the residents, it's about the continuing to survive. It's about security. I've been blessed with opponents who support the defund movement defund the police movement in the march with BLM invented me. And the average voter is tired of that nonsense. They realize the fallacy of these movements and the fact that it's compromising the integrity of our security and our neighborhoods and at the national security level. And they just want someone who's going to do the right thing and put party politics aside. So it's not about Republicans versus Democrats. This isn't about left versus right. It's about security, investing in our neighborhoods and supporting law enforcement and in California, being able to continue to survive in California without having to move to Texas or Idaho. I understand that, representative Mike RCI, I'm also a resident of Los Angeles County. I live in Ted Luz district. I went to a local Carl's junior last night, I bought some cheeseburgers for myself and my family, three of them, and it cost me 30 bucks. Are your people talking about inflation? Unreal. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, between the gas, the cost of living in the housing and then everyday items now like cheeseburgers and bacon and groceries. This is unsustainable. And this is a product of not only the supply chain issues, but these liquidity and cash on the streets right now. This is a product of the far left progressive policies and programs that are put in place that are the leading edges of socialism, which are effectively putting so much cash on the streets that we are seeing these prices now skyrocket as a result. And I think there's something like four times the amount of currency in circulation through our fed this year than there was 18 months ago and that's why we're seeing this inflation the way we are. It's not just the supply chain challenges on the supply side. It's also the demand side and the amount of currency in circulation. It's a direct result of all these large massive programs that the left is pushing in order to buy votes and it's going to backfire in the form of unsustainable inflation and driving middle class families into the dirt economically..

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"rci" Discussed on The Drill Down

The Drill Down

02:16 min | 1 year ago

"rci" Discussed on The Drill Down

"Ra back with the drill down by that one number that tells us a whole lot regarding rick's cabaret The bombshells business represents a growing portion of their revenues indeed it was actually the majority of the revenues last year. We heard the ceo say that it was just a smaller piece. in fact it is. And here's a number of bombshell stores to their total amount of strip clubs joints. Try not to be pejorative calling. Strict control his trip joint. It's frequent trump joy. I mean come on. i really don't know the protocol. Sure i yes. I should but strip club. I mean i feel like if you call this trip joint and kinda dates you bet i mean were you born in the twenty s. Okay all right so strip joints. The company has thirty eight strip joints. And here's a number ten bombshells restaurants. Yes okay on the names of club. Onyx downtown cabaret. Fox's hoops covering bar. New york jaguar club kappa men's club rick's cabaret as i mentioned course scarlet cabaret silver city cabaret in dallas do eighty and fort worth temptations towards these civil seville. Pardon me got it. Given cavalry x t c..

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"rci" Discussed on The Drill Down

The Drill Down

08:12 min | 1 year ago

"rci" Discussed on The Drill Down

"Risque with house but generally. That's how we so. What's the same store. Sales growth rate obviously had covert last year. But maybe the twenty over two thousand nineteen. Yeah well for twenty twenty one. We had Eighty six percent growth on twenty five percent more units. Okay the substantial same source same store. Sales are have been phenomenal We opened early. We opened mozart. Texas locations were opened by the sixteenth of may In in twenty twenty so we are only closed for about seven weeks. And how has the you know you're you're largely in texas. You've got some stuff in florida. The cove rates. Well the bombshells are all texas based right now and kovic been through the roof there delta various through the roof there is what how what affects hands slowed. Us down really. Yeah we're not seeing I'm not seeing any slowdown from uncovered. I mean if if anything in the last quarter maybe maybe. We had a million dollars. Sales or something from kobe related. You know non visits. But i i live in texas. I live in houston. We can hear the. I travel everywhere and This was wondering he is wearing a cowboy hat and his horses. But you know there's no mass. There's no social distancing. There's no especially for people under thirty five years. Old muses not seeding texas i have what a mask on here. Like oh amass. Oh gosh did somebody have one. We don't even. I don't even carry many more. Means having the glovebox my are you know my kids. My daughter wears to school. So i try to keep some of my glovebox for my daughter at school but about it. It's so very different here in california is so as as you grow that business what i surely. That's not a big business travel destination but somebody other businesses probably are in business. Travel's been way off even as cove restrictions have been a relaxing. Yeah we definitely have a few locations that are more closer airports Are we have a club right at dfw airport for example Theirselves been little off but overall If you're not business traveling you're working from home and the people that are working from home take long lunches and so you know. That's that's helped our business a lot. And and i think people just ready to be out right. You're tired of being at home. You work home all day or home all day and you just people are ready to be out in about certainly true and and and get entertained. We'll so many people we talked when you walked into. You've been traveling throughout this. But so many people have been talking to at this conference thing. This is literally their first business trip. Oh see. I'm a pilot. So i fly myself everywhere so it's a lot. I don't have to go on commercial airlines. So it's a lot easier what you fly We have a cj four and then we have a a a vision. Jet middle single engine series. Great fun so let me ask you about debt. So you bought a lot of money. You often borrow money to buy individual groups right. But when i read through your ten k. I read about restructuring of some of that debt. sometimes it lengthening that debt. What's your what's your target with that debt. You mentioned a free cash generation for the company. Well and what's the use of free casualty. Pay down the debt. How do you. How do you make those decisions. Well we do everything based on capital cases strategy and what we do is we take the free cash flow divided by the market cap number shares. We get a free cash flow per share or analysis and we see what the return is so right now. based on on our foregoing analysis ner free cash lows at sixty five or six about twelve percent. So at that point we would buy back stock with our free guess. What if we didn't have better use for it so we didn't have an acquisition coming up or we didn't have more bombshells to build building our cash builds up over a certain amount which is typically around fifteen million cash on balance sheet. We'll use that cash to buy back stock because we have two new bombshells in the works right now. We have the acquisition. We haven't really been in the market binstock and stocks trading closer to sixty nine to seventy five dollars so it's a little over our our biracial. We typically by ten percent anything over ten percent yield will buy stock if we don't have the for the money now once we close on this acquisition was. We hope to close on monday. Then our cash will start building up for free cash line about a million a week right now and we'll stop comes down to our by price will be right back in the market binstock again because we won't have something that the cash is going out for such an interesting business for our debt. Basically banked at Five and a quarter percent. We just did a ninety. Nine million refinance are real estate. We own the majority of our real estate around the country We had i think forty six pieces of real estate in this current long We their praises were horrible. We should have waited about six months to start this loan But we knew what we were working on this acquisition. So we wanted to get cash lined up so we started so some of the actresses from the north especially in new york and minneapolis. Were were still closed when we were doing the when the appraisal so he praised comeback so we got a seventy two percent loan value on the appraisal value nilo Five point two five percent or twenty years scott ten year tenure balloon with a five year one time trade adjustment at prime plus three and a half. And could you refi that. If you got a better appraisals now. I mean you village this year from now you're going to have have been showing that you've been open across all these locations belushi show. I think from a financial standpoint afars cost basis e. You wanna keep a low for at least three years before you get paul more money out but in the acquisition we're paying all cash for eighteen million in real estate we're gonna take that eighteen million real estate. Combine it with about four or five other pieces of real estate that we've picked up over the last while we've been working on this other loan and we're going to combine them into another loan and get a second loan polar cash right back out and if i were to look company. Ten years from now. What percentage of revenues would be from adult entertainment. What would be from bob bombshells. I have no idea. I mean i plan about three years at a time It's hard to. It's hard to really plan farther the nat in our industry. Because he's on acquisitions are gonna come up What are plan is is long-term growth of ten to fifteen percent free cash flow per share compounded year after year after year We started that process in Fiscal two thousand sixteen In through two thousand nineteen we were growing in a little over twenty percent clip Obviously with covert were off your so but then this year Saw two thousand nine hundred thirty three million free cash flow. I don't know the numbers yet. We won't have until december for free cash low figures for twenty We did thirteen million last quarter and we free cash flow every quarter. I should i assume you defined free cash on the conventional way you don't include acquisition costs where we would freak was operating operating cash flow minus maintenance capex a coaster free cash flow. That's to pb central. Yes and then. I think this year were well over. Fifty sixty million for twenty two. We have to get this acquisition at our belt and cena probably put out some out guidance You know maybe in the second quarter of this fiscal you are physically. Starts october one. So why then. When i acquired the company in ninety nine s where they actually stayed there will the business. Certainly taylor girl crazy appreciate your time joining us. Thank you michael conference eric. Lying and is the ceo of our hospitality. Also known as rix led to have you. We've got one number that tell us a whole lot that That bite drill down by when the drill down continues to drill down is brought to you by era with era. give yourself an information advantage. Connect directed earnings calls and other investors events with live transcription and event intelligence. That's era your a dot com of this first thing in the morning your smart speaker and say play the drill down. Podcast our most recent episode. Is you get ready for the big day. Let's companies you think. 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"rci" Discussed on The Drill Down

The Drill Down

07:36 min | 1 year ago

"rci" Discussed on The Drill Down

"Church park Those types of things sometimes historical sites are included. It it's really varies from burmese. Powder municipality what grandfather location of course What's a typical revenue furlough for a club of your typical size. You're saying about seventy thousand feet a typical this this. The smaller clubs have three three to six million a year in annual sales typical and of course those or the i should say net margin of the story because i mean around thirty five to forty five percents fantastic. It's a great business of. How do you decide what kinds of stores to acquire. What kind clubs are worth acquiring. Well i looked for obviously the cash flow. We're we're we. We talk about minister club is but really the free cash flow business when we make acquisitions where acquiring free cash flow. We want to buy that at a multiple of three to five times if we can and So we look at there. We go through the even numbers. We sort everything out at the end of the days about cash flow. We look for grandfathered licenses. We like limited competition We'll going competitive markets as well though We go into competitive marks. We try to buy everything in the market to to not dilemma competition. But just to make sure that they say in banking and other businesses to tell it walks out the door every night. True in your business. As well i would imagine that keeping the best performers can lead to better revenues. Of course. Oh the best performers and the best waitstaff your management team. We're really we're in the hospitality industry so it's like a casino. Host management team has to be seen seahawks right. We we greet the customers. We seat the customers. We make sure they're taking care of we make sure that You know they have perceived value for their for their visit. What's typical ticket for customer. God we have clubs where the typical tickets. Thirty five forty five dollars and we have clouds. Were tickle tickets. Probably fourteen hundred sixteen hundred dollars thousand just depends on where you know and even at the four thousand six hundred clubs you can come in and have a decent time for one hundred fifty to have a good time with that club. But and there's guys that's been you know several hundred dollars at the at the tip thirty five dollar forty clubs as well Hurt some of those guys in the hallway yesterday while we're doing a broadcast so yeah you're listening re listening to yesterday's interview. They might hear that in. The background was an interesting one of so as you grow this business. It seems like i'm gonna ask question you know. I grew up in new york. There was a time when organized crime was a big part of that industry Well documented. i've got a part of your vetting process to make sure you're not getting into trouble when you're doing these acquisitions both to see the numbers are real and then to not get an problems. Yeah well we've built computer models that we can run the numbers We can take invoices You know we've we had the i. I'm not going to say where but we had a club that we're looking at it. I was like man. These numbers are not right. Something's wrong here. And they turned getting arrested for money. Laundering later date After we pass on on the acquisition and the way i figured it out as i called their distributor and said i need all the invoice for the last six months or all the beer. You buy right. Because i was looking at the amount of beer sounds like medicine as a crazy amount of beer. They can't be selling that much beer and we got the voices and they would have had to sell each year for three hundred and thirty dollars fought. Any beer must be enforce. The album bought beer. You can't sell it so that's kind of the ways. We look through those things but organized crime but very industry for a long long time. I think it was the north up in new york. We're probably the last place that you know. They were in with You know that but they weren't really in the business that they were forced. Atm machines and scores in new york era. Read some of the the stuff on that. But i mean we haven't had anyone. Propagate traded we're so regulated. Our industry is very very regulated. You know is it. how so. How so cargo hall taxes were taxed right crazy. So you have all the audits. Everybody's publicly traded so we have auditors looking at our numbers as well. So everything's and it's not a cash business anymore. It's a lot of credit card interest air. Everybody switched to credit card. Especially you know. The typical customer under thirty five years old is almost one hundred percent credit if there were seen cash before they don't even know what my twenty six year old son i give them a hundred like. What's this you know. what do you mean know yes. My kids get irritated when i give them cash. Instead of putting it into their put on my car appeared on my car so you talked to your computer models that vet the business of super curious about that. How do we create. We know at all we. Have you know thirty some locations around the country big small we know what or call should be for example. We know at liquor should cost versus the sales as a percentage of sales. We know what security should be a cost average security. We know what average ranch we know average wages taxes. You know. we're able to plug all that into our program and then we take the numbers. When we get financials from a or another club we take him in. And we'll take a two year window program by month and our computer program will then go through and say you know. This was out of lack in this month or this ottawa. Or this is just missing. And that's what we usually find a. They've eliminated lines to boost their. They've limited expense lies to boost. Their is what we're gonna we're gonna go through bank. We're going to go through bank statements. We're going to go the ring and audit so it hasn't happened. you know. nowadays everybody knows we have a very good reputation and everybody kind of knows. We bought a lot of owners out throughout the years and they talk and everybody knows a. You can't play games with these guys. They're going to go through everything they're going to know what's how long have processed take or. How big is a team. That looks and stuff We have an accounting team. I mean our accounting team. Is you know thirty. Plus people her a team. Yeah probably about three or four guys that really dig through this stuff the hard core and then we send out another three or four guys from our operations team would go in Secret shop the location or just sit and watch the location to see that you know what the numbers make sense you. You literally have people that you pay to go to strip joints and hang out. Why they weren't for say pay. We pay every night to run them so talk to me. This is why. I've mentioned why i wanted to say the restaurant. Conversations of bombshells super interesting. What is this one of these places like. What are they similar to hooters or something. Not really I mean we have a small clientele. That's hooters twin peaks type clientele. I've say maybe fifteen twenty percent of our business But we're our menus very large We cater All of our drink measor cater to females. We want to draw you know. Draw the women in our food menus. We have wraps we have salads. We have fish and chicken dishes. So we're very female friendly. You know a lot of people cry described as the as the family friendly restaurant Our our girls are not as revealing this as some of the other Rock type locations out there. Where i call it the seventh grade cheerleader uniform. If you can't afford seventh grade cheerleader can wear it to cheer. I don't wanna see it here And that's kind of what we kind of push now. There are exceptions on you know beach week or the girls all wear bikinis and They have a course. Halloween will have halloween costumes. And some of the costumes a little more.

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"rci" Discussed on The Drill Down

The Drill Down

07:25 min | 1 year ago

"rci" Discussed on The Drill Down

"So glad you. How about del taco del taco del taco trade center taco aco shares rose four percent today. But they've lost nine percent in a year. What's happening with del taco. So del taco these second largest mexican american quick service restaurant chain in terms of number restores in the us report third. Quarter results And you know there are pretty good growth for this company. A system wide their comp sales Were up two percents. The company owned restaurants a both about the same. A franchises doing a little bit better. Total one hundred twenty four million dollars which is three percent more than the third quarter last year. We're getting to the point. We can actually compare year over year without that pandemic second quarter of twenty twenty And so you know they're pretty decent quarter you know modest growth revenues up about three percent year over year but i thought was interesting was a conversation on the conference. Call where the chief financial officer steven break talked about rising labor costs and because the the this restaurant in particular is a lot of stores in california but the the increase in the minimum wage in california or there are efforts afoot to trying to raise minimum wage nationally. That haven't gone anywhere in congress yet but the the the pulling up of wages in california's actually driving this chain kind of expect the rest of the country that released as far as they are paying minimum wage is also going to get to that california mandated wage fifteen dollars an hour which starts in january. Listen to steal break of del taco. That's that's a long term basis. Is you know average wage You know with the california footprints. We are on a path towards fifteen dollars an hour where minimum wage nate's in california starting january one just a few months now the fact that fifteen hundred level within the pain through twenty twenty three so these guys see higher ways. They don't listen him going away anytime soon. Lasting all the way into next year and beyond are coming up a really interesting conversation about the business of strip joints rick's cabaret now known as cpi hospital has been in the business of running strip joints Over the country in minneapolis and new york and texas and florida. They've also got a restaurant chain a family restaurant chain. You decide if you think it's really family fair but eric lange joins us For age mine will in conversation about how strip joints work. How the money works in those places with the employment is like in this place is how they that against fraud and stay away from organized crime. Quite the story. Our house metality right after this. The drill down is brought to you by braintrust global talent network the match highly skilled technical freelancers with the world's most reputable grants brain trust has helped clients bank of america goldman sachs porsche under armour. Build agile techniques fast at a fraction of the cost visit brain. Trust dot com. That's pr a. i. N. t. r. T. dot com to learn. More are joining us right now. The ceo of rci hospitality. Also known as rix. Eric joins us right now. Glad to have you show. Thank you so You guys run. How do you describe. Well how do you describe your business prescriber business. Or how do you hate here described. Well i mean basically we're in the adult entertainment business and restaurants but really bars and restaurants. We use entertainment to draw our customers. Sometimes it's You know through our You know waste waitstaff in their uniforms in that At the restaurant side or are topless or nude entertainment debt are adult venues so the businesses grown i last i looked at maybe ten years ago republic. For a long time we've been since nineteen ninety-five. Yeah and it's it's big. It's i didn't really. I didn't think it was gonna get this big. I didn't think i didn't think there was that many acquisition opportunities or chances to open up new stores. If you wanna calls right well with the with the clubs there's about twenty five hundred clubs in the. Us we own well. We're hoping to close our big acquisition monday at eleven to forty nine locations. So i mean we're still very small part of twenty five hundred. There's a lot of growth opportunities in the club side. The restaurant side. I mean we can build around up a restaurant. So that's that's easy to grow. I'll hold the restaurant conversation. 'cause i think that was a of the story of them. I'm not that smart. But i want to get to that but let's talk about the the adult entertainment places. I call him strip joints. I've isn't a pejorative term. I don't know they could call everything. Gentlemen clubs Strip clubs to explain to me how that business works. Like if i look at it just from a business standpoint of four wall. 'cause like who works. Who doesn't work there. Who's a contractor. What's the know. I mean it depends in what market. We're in some some some marcus entertainers our employees. Some they're independent. Contractors of everyone else there is basically An employee the bartenders. The managers the wait staff deejays house. Moms all those people are on on chloe's are how many typically in a in a location our friends on the size of i mean if you go to say tutsies in miami which is a seventy four thousand square foot facility. We have In any given year five hundred employees or so the work through were seventy or how big seventy. Four thousand vincent expanding. It's the size of costco actually used to be. Bj's wholesale southeastern distribution center. We own the property. Three hundred eighty five thousand square feet under roof. Yes the clubs. Portion is seventy four thousand. So what that's probably an outlier though. What your typical size of typical is probably twelve to fifteen thousand square feet. Typically you know you have in a given a given month Waitstaff and that. You'll have one hundred under so employees and then the eight hundred independent contractors in okay And so what's the forecast. What's it cost to develop as a site like treating it like a restaurant or we can't really develop anymore. it's very difficult so basically where growth is through acquisition of existing The licensor very difficult to licensing plan build the cities of zoned. Everything into what. I call not economically viable for example. Go build in houston and the houston ship channel. The whole ship channel is zoned for all us. Great you know. I guess you need about sixty foot stilts to were there and you got to watch out for the big ships coming by zam flow and. I don't know how anybody's going to get there. But that's not their problem they just have to have certain landmasses You know set for adult use us. That's what they chose. And you you mentioned texas you very big in texas to when i look at your ten k. The biggest place where you operate. Yes little bit outside of their. You have something new york something somewhere in illinois but mostly texas a little bit florida right. Yeah florida taxes. Minneapolis too big market. Boris new york So again zoning seems to be a part of the nautical reference against remote for you guys because you get a store in a certain place because you get a club in a certain replace competitors kind of just can't come in because they aren't zoned to be any else exactly are they don't mean if they've they find the right zoning than they've got to also have sensitive uses so you can't be within a thousand feet of our club you can't be within a thousand feet of a school at.

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"rci" Discussed on The Drill Down

The Drill Down

08:02 min | 1 year ago

"rci" Discussed on The Drill Down

"Conference but i it's sponsor time to drill down is brought to you by era. Never missed another critical event or insight. Ever with era customize. Your company watch list in track key events mentioned filings and more all within an easy to use customizable interface. That's era r. dot com. And you can listen to the drill down on your smart speaker turned that smart speaker and say lay the drill down. Podcast listen to our latest show and the drill down is brought to you. By brain trust to global talent at work the matches highly skilled technical freelancers with the world's most reputable brands brain trust is help clients like bank of america. Goldman sachs porsche. Under armor and more agile tech teams fast at a fraction of the cost visit brain. Trust dot com. That's b. r. a. n. t. r. Us dot com to learn more cory johnson. Welcome to the drill down. We explained the business stories behind stocks in a move joining me. As always executive producer isaac webster. Isaac look great today by the way. Tell me the three most important developments in the world of business today. Corey let's start with the largest. Us crypto currency exchange coin base reportedly wants congress to block the securities and exchange commission overseeing the industry instead quite base wants congress to create a special regulator for digital assets coins coins based says crypto market participants face uncertainty about which federal agencies should oversee particular assets. Sec chairman gary gansler says many crypto exchanges are trading coins that don't comply with investor protection. Laws has discouraged lawmakers from setting up a separate regulator. Now move on a boeing. Boeing is dealing with the new dreamliner def- def- fact amid production. Problems now this is according to the wall street journal. The paper says the new problem involves certain titanium parts that are weaker than they should be on. Seventy seventy seven built over the past three years the discoveries among other dreamliner snafus that have left boeing stuck with more than twenty five billion dollars of the jets and its inventory. In addition the faa is investigating boeing's quality control and finally an activist shareholder. Janna partners has taken a stake in. Macy's this according to the wall street journal janna is reportedly urging the retailer to spin off. Its fast-growing ecommerce business. Jenna believes that a standalone ecommerce macy's business would be worth a multiple of macy's current market value which stood at about seven billion dollars recently. New macy's biggest department store rival saks. Fifth avenue plans to separate. Its own ecommerce. Business from its to our operations as part of a deal that includes an additional investment as well coy. Woodstock's you drilling down on today. Caterpillar caterpillar trades under see. At cat can't shares rose over two percent today and are higher by seventeen percent in a year. What's going on with cat. So i've been thinking about caterpillar because My friend molly would has great new podcast onto done. Listen to this one maybe check it out. It's called a how we survive and is about lithium mining and lithium mines in the second episode of this. She talks about going to this mind. And seeing these enormous trucks the size of four storey buildings that are operating in these open minds. And maybe thinking about what's going on to caterpillar in their autonomous vehicles no particular news from caterpillar today but i just thought it was going to take a look at this business because it really is going through this kind of transformation of an entirely different kind of operating machine and that is autonomous machines particularly for the mining industry recently a caterpillars of president of resource industries mining right. Denise johnson spoken investor conference about what was going on with the mining industry going more and more towards autonomous vehicles and again imagine a four storey truck or the wheels are bigger than our biggest trump. You've ever seen cruising along autonomously driving faster than a human can drive safely. But they think that they can actually run them faster. Run these minds faster to mind blowing stuff. Mind not mine long stuff. It's mind blowing stuff and She actually talked in this conference about an encounter. She'd had the night before the conference dinner with a customer. Talking about how the transformative change in the business that happened once. They actually went to fully autonomous trucks. In the mind here. Is that story from johnson. I was with a customer last night. having dinner greenfield mind that we had won the award for and they. They're just launching the first eleven economist truck and they said we had our first perfect day In the mind and he said we never had a perfect day in any of our minds. that are not autonomous. And they were so proud of the fact that that was you know only after about you know implementation of the Other solution so things like that. That really tell you you're on the right track and it's making a difference for customers to talk about how smaller minds and minds trucks are gonna be using this autonomous Vehicle approach the could really change mining Forever of both underground and above ground really cool stuff koi. What you next drill down plug power plug power plug. Power trades p. l. yuji plug plug shares fell five percents today but they've gained eighty six percent in a year. Talk to me about plug power but big day for plug power. Of course the stock has been on fire our listeners a to be very fond of the companies while we've had the ceo andy marshawn in the past there investor day today and it was a long sort of cheerleading event for talking about how the business going lots executives even had chuck schumer their local congressman and upstate. New york there as well Speaking and recorded sessions but you know interestingly They also did a deal. The announced deal. They're going to buy a company called applied or cry. Oh technologies which they say. We'll help them expand their green hydrogen ecosystem and They signed a letter of intent to a fifty fifty joint venture in australia. To build a two gigawatt factory large scale proton exchange membrane electro wiser and album of course create more hydrogen for more fuel cells. so interesting business. They also raise their guidance and they said that sales guidance was gonna be Between for the for the fiscal year. Twenty twenty two midpoint about eight hundred thirty five million dollars. That's up sixty five percent from the previous year. They say they're going to do. Three billion in sales by twenty twenty five any marsh also talked about what is life to run a business in upstate. New york and the kind of people that they are looking for higher and i thought it was really interesting because they are building in size and rochester. New york my hometown which has been economically depressed for some time. But they're finding people they're really want to plug power big and i thought it was interesting to hear what andy marsha to say about hiring in upstate. New york and indeed. The people are trying to hire. You may have caught on. You have to have passion if you know have passion. This isn't the ray company work for. We want people who are smart at what they do. And we need people who are smarter than lots of different items and we need people who will roll up their sleaze every day. No it's you know we're not afraid to work After we get done off stage here all of us are back to work for the. I mean more hours budget long hours but integrate place to work we do. Lake.

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"rci" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

03:22 min | 1 year ago

"rci" Discussed on The Big Story

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"rci" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

06:53 min | 1 year ago

"rci" Discussed on The Big Story

"That. what's different there. Well there are a couple of things Many european cities sort of started way ahead of north american cities Outside of a handful of north american cities in terms of already being relatively dense walkable having good transit and so forth so the idea of adding additional dense development is sort of. It's not that big a leap culturally or politically from what they're already doing. they also have much smarter. Regulations and government support for developing these kinds of areas And finally there's a there's a sense of common purpose that really seems to be lacking in a lot of north american cities. You know a lot of people in north american cities because of the way we set up you know home ownership and other things Their first concern is like how does this affect my property values. Parking availability right not. Is this building the city. My kids are going to need to have to live in to survive and thrive in an in an era of unprecedented ecological upheaval. What could we do here to change that. You know this is going to take a massive amount of money and in particular investment from levels of government and you know we've discussed the polarization in america on the show but even up here in canada it can be really difficult to get governments to commit to long term projects like this because they're going to be out of power in four years and becoming up for reelection and all of a sudden they've spent hundreds of billions of dollars on this and it has nothing to show for it yet. It's a tough question. And one of the challenges is that we really have to understand the idea of strategic return. Right we have to understand that what we're trying to do is create large scale benefit for a lot of people right and that's simply not what government has been very good at doing in the urban form for a few decades now right There are few cities that have really that have done quite a lot but by and large. I mean you hear a lot. The idea that like cities are built out right like there's nowhere to build. There's nothing to do now. You know the existing forms here and we just have to work with it. And i think we have to be seeing these changes as ways of creating advantage for a large number of people you know in order to get the political support that it takes to do this stuff and and we don't have that politics right now. What we need is a politics. That is fast right. That sees the both the ecological necessity of sustainability and and ecological necessity of rugged ization as top priorities in his things that that are best done as quickly as possible where the the return the future we get is how fast we go right. The return we get is based on how quickly we act in how far we can get before the real trouble set in. And that's just not the politics we have right now. On part of it is again that we continue to sort of prioritize. The idea that the government in general is just here to provide services is not here to provide leadership And we need you know. We need a world where government is leading. That would really help us a lot. And where that isn't present we need You know to look for the scales at which government can lead and that might be sitting. it might be. Some cities really do a lot of work in mobilized the resources they need to to to recognize on on a big scale and a lot of cities. Don't unfortunately i think that's the most likely outcome here. Is this something that people in cities that have so far been mostly untouched by natural disasters will have to experience before they're willing to sacrifice what they think of as the normal operations of their city. You know. I'm thinking here people in toronto. Obviously but you know also chicago all sorts of cities that have not been impacted the way that ida can impact the gulf coast or that. Wildfires can impact california. Is this something they won't realize until they're in it well. This is the the core idea of my book. The snap four and of the newsletter that i right is that we are already in the time when we should be realizing this that that that when we understand what is already true right. What has already happened We understand that we are behind the clock right. There were not yet ready for what has already happened and that we undergo a process of understanding. We need to snap forward right that we need to change our understandings of the world. Very quickly to be in a realistic relationship with what's already true and the problem is that that's a difficult process. It has a bunch of of barriers. Not least of which is that. We we all like to think we know what's going on. We don't like to change our our ideas. Very few of us are are happy to challenge our own core beliefs right But also we have to go through a process of compressed comprehension. Where we we understand that. There's been you know thirty forty fifty years of change happening that we've only somewhat maybe a little paid attention to that. We haven't fundamentally been tracking and now we need to suddenly catch up and that is a very That's disorienting process in part because if the world isn't what we thought it was anymore right if the world itself has changed then our lives the lives we built within that world are themselves also changed right. We no longer are living the lives. We thought we lived. And that's a you know. That's that's psychologically challenging. It's challenging to wake up one morning and realize that you live on a world that demands massive action from you and your community and your city and your government in order to get the benefits that you took for granted before. I hope we all snap forward very soon. Thank you so much for this. Alex thank you. You can subscribe to alex stephens excellent newsletter at the nearly now dot com. That was the big story for more from us head to the big story. Podcast dot ca. Find us on twitter at the big story f. p. n. Talk to us by email. Be big story podcast. All one word at our rci dot rogers dot com follow us subscribed to us. Whatever it is they tell you to do when your podcast player. Do it and rate and review and tell your friends. Stephanie phillips is the lead producer of the big story ryan clark and joseph fish or our associate producers. I'm jordan heath rawlings. Thanks for listening. Have a safe weekend. We'll talk to you after labor day on tuesday..

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"rci" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"rci" Discussed on The Big Story

"That we're not yet even admitting that's our situation you know weirdly. Do feel optimistic after this conversation. Because now i feel like i do sort of words. I can use to talk about climate. Change your if if i may but just one last thing. There are reasons for optimism right. One of the things is one of the problems with believing in continuity is that we tend to believe that what we have now is the best thing and therefore it must be preserved right but what we have now is not the best thing there billions of people who can tell you what we have now is not the best we could do right. It's not even the best we could do in the wealthiest parts of the wealthiest nations. We can do better and that the need to change everything. The need to rebuild systems and redesign our lives and and and reach new challenge. Our assumptions is also the opportunity to do better and in many ways. They are the same right that we can't really do the work we need to do without making society better but also why would we do this work not make society better and so i think that is actually really a a source of optimism again. Even if it's not controlled an orderly and even if it's chaotic and scary we can do a lot of things better than we are and why not go for it. I'm i'm with you. And i appreciate you helping me reframe my mind and hopefully the mind of those who listen to this episode. Thank you so much for being here. Alex thanks very much. That was alex. Steffen longtime time environment journalists and climate futurist his newsletter and forthcoming book is called the snap forward. And that was the big story you can find more at the big story. Podcasts dot ca. If you want to speak to us you can find on twitter at the big story f. b. n. Or you can send us an email. The big story podcast at rci dot rogers dot com. I'm say thanks for listening..

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"rci" Discussed on The Dave Ramsey Show

The Dave Ramsey Show

02:12 min | 1 year ago

"rci" Discussed on The Dave Ramsey Show

"Diamond just has an amazing reputation of being rough on people. They eight hundred forty five million dollars in revenue last year. According to the times article which cities which sites to other lawsuits similar to wolf's one in florida one in california so maybe you're like the eighty one year old louis wolf. Are you know someone who has. Maybe you just went in the tiger cage and you've had an experience. Some of the stories are downright. Funny the bizarre behavior of some of these timeshare sales people. They are some unusually scummy people working in an unusually gummy business. You don't like me calling you scum. I'll help you. You won't be scum when you go get a job where you're not ripping people off. You're right there with payday lenders. You're scum you're screwing people and you know it. You should be ashamed of yourself. Your grandmother should box your little ears for behaving the way. You're behaving selling this crap to people it's ridiculous and it's out of control and it's a horrible product. I hope. I haven't been unclear if you've got a story. You call me. Triple eight eight to five five two two five marias with us in akron ohio. Hey mari tell me your story. Hey dave thanks for having me on today sure First of all my husband. Michael and i have used timeshares for over thirty years so i probably have a little bit more information on timeshares than the average person. Okay one thing that you should know about is in addition to the maintenance fees which most all time shares you are responsible for if you want to exchange your week. You're going to deal with either. Rci which is affiliated with windham or interval international. Now there is a separate fee to belong to these clubs as well and that's like a hundred maybe one hundred and forty nine dollars a year depending on how many years you commit to then when you go.

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"rci" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

07:55 min | 1 year ago

"rci" Discussed on The Big Story

"You know really tipped scales last question on this before. I wanna ask you a few about the actual onfield team before. I let you go but in terms of the decision. I know the boarder doesn't open to regular fully vaccinated. Americans until august ninth and the baseball team gets to allow non-vaccinated americans albeit in quarantine in as of july thirtieth has there been any blowback about this. I'm sure that in some quarters has been. Look you know everything that's happening ch- in these days seems to draw some criticism in some level of complaint. But i haven't seen any substantial Complaining about this. And i just this one is is so. I think on the list of grievances that people can have. This one's got to be small list. Only a of the reaction. I've tended to see him and certainly that's probably limited a little bit in the scope of sports fans but people are really excited about this. You know people want to see life returning back to normal. I believe and you know this is a small little sign of it and it's something that hasn't been in the community for a long time It's one of the most high profile businesses. It's been disrupted because of the pandemic and to see it coming back to toronto there being some excitement about the team. They're they're being some optimism around it. I think all those pieces you know a largely drowned out anybody. Who's who sort of you know taking issue with With some of the points of the plan. So you mentioned at the beginning of this conversation Justin smoak last game as a j being the last time the jays played in toronto. How different will the team that plays on. July thirtieth be from that team from september twenty. Nineteen while it's just about half the roster right now has never played a home game in toronto so you feel wanted to sort of put it into context. I think that one really frames it. You know before the twenty twenty season the The big free agent edition for the blue jays was Left-handed start starter. Engine review and he got the biggest contract ever given to a pitcher by the franchise and he hasn't thrown one pitch in toronto's a number of the blue jays just yet George springer. Who was the major addition. This time around. You know he. He's been here as a as a visiting player but he hasn't even been able to come visit toronto because You know the border has been closed so he made. He made the decision to sign here. Based on the fact that his experience previous player and believing the team believing in the fragile is one hundred fifty million dollars over over. Six seasons probably helps too. But there's certainly a bit of a leap of faith. There for a lot of these players coming home is going to be a bit of a new experience. But it tells you what how much change there's been The twenty nine thousand nine season was In many ways the bottom of the of the of the fall for obliges team had been in the ploughs in two thousand fifteen sixteen another lost ninety five games that season and that was really a transitionary year. Since the rebound has begun. You know the blue jays hadn't gotten home yet so you know the the team that is coming back to. Toronto is one that you know. Blues fans haven't gotten a chance to see in person and become familiar with in person the last time. The blue jays plead in toronto. We were discussing whether or not in vlad. Guerrero junior would ever live up to expectations. Pretty funny right How dumb deals conversation seemed now. I think that his emergence is a really important reminder for sports fans about why you have to have patience and it's difficult to have patients write us. You want your team to do well. I understand that in. It's emotional but vladimir guerrero. Junior was a kid when came up and had all the pressure in the world on him was supposed to set the world on fire and he simply needed the major leagues to show him what he didn't know he needed to understand what that meant for him. And how that impacted training routines his personal habits the way he prepared for baseball games all those things and because he wants to be the best player in the world he put in the work to make sure that it would happen. Once he realized what the gaps were in his game. You know to me it's a it's an affirmation of y. You have to have runway even for talented players. Incredibly talented players generational talented young players And you know he certainly rewarding that faith and it's full credit to him you know. He made the decision. He decided that he needed to be accountable to his teammates and he is having a season that is on track to be the greatest offensive season in blue jays history. And it's just absolutely special. What he's doing and it's it's a lot of fun to watch it last question for you. You'll be there. i assume. On july thirtieth. What do you think the atmosphere there is going to be like just based on what. I'm seeing on social media and from the players even. I think it'll be kind of emotional. Oh yeah it's definitely going to be that it's going to be a lot of things to write. Let's keep in mind that july thirtieth is also the trade deadline right and you know if they do something that captures the imagination people. A little bit as well You know it could be an absolutely incredible atmosphere. And you know i think back to twenty fifteen and the day that troy to a whiskey debuted you know. His acquisition was a shock. It just completely spun around the perception of what the blue were what they were trying to accomplish. And when he debuted. It wasn't a sellout crowd. It was fingers into in the thirties. Mid-thirties maybe But the crowd was as electric any that. I can remember because there was just sort of this moment where everybody was like. we've arrived. this is it. This is what we've been waiting for. And i can see there being a similar type of vibe on the thirtieth right you got people who have been locked down for the majority of the past year. Change having seen their baseball team in a long time. You've got a young team. That's seemingly emerging And then coming back for the first time this this reconnection with the club and then you throw him a move or two excitement into the mix. It can be pretty special. I'm excited shai. Thank you for this. And hopefully i see around the ballpark this summer. That's what everybody's hoping for the reconnection with everybody that we've been apart from for a long long time. Appreciate it shaida. Vdi of sports. That was the big story for more from us including all the other episodes make us do about the blue jays because baseball keeps me happy during a pandemic you can head to the big story. Podcast dot ca. You can find us anytime on twitter to chat at the big story f. Pin you can email us. Tell me to stop doing so. Many damn stories about the blue jays by emailing the big story. Podcast all one word at rci dot rogers dot com. If you've made it this far you probably like the show so you can go and show that love in your favorite podcast player apple or google or stitcher or spotify or whichever one you choose please leave a rating. Please do leave a review. Stephanie phillips is the lead producer of the big story ryan clark. Joseph fish are our associate producers. And i'm jordan heath rawlings. Thanks so much for listening. Have a great weekend. Go blue jays. We'll talk monday..

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"rci" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

06:09 min | 1 year ago

"rci" Discussed on The Big Story

"Here is how much of the population is going to get vaccinated the big story. We'll be back in just a minute in terms of what happens next as the restrictions. Hopefully stay on the case numbers. Hopefully stay low. Do we know if there are any plans in place for dealing with a potential spike has premier. Kenny talked at all about what he'll do. And what restrictions. He's prepared to put back in place if any If they become necessary. I haven't heard much kenny. In that regard i know the city of edmonton itself. Where i'm where i'm from has said that. They're ready to implement masks again. If cases start shooting up they're ready to take some of their own action. But i think a lot of people are are banking on the fact that vaccines are gonna are gonna take us out of this. What about individual businesses. I know you can't obviously speak to all of them. But one of the things that is currently on the agenda as we move into stage three of reopening in ontario is which businesses will require proof of vaccination which businesses will continue to demand masks. Be worn even after a provincial mandate goes away and those kind of questions What does that look like. Alberda there is a a discussion. I think just publicly about the idea of vaccine passports. I mean i haven't heard anything official from any any business or anything like that when it comes to masks. It's more of a a societal thing i mean. It's i did a story last week. Where i went to a mall just on a tuesday afternoon and just counted. How many people were wearing masks and honest semi busy mauled on a tuesday afternoon. About three quarters of the people about seventy seventy five percent of the people. I would say we're wearing masks. Even though they weren't legally required to so. I think i think society there's still this pressure on folks to still maybe wear their masks a little bit especially if they're in indoors in a smaller smaller business. Tell me what it was like. Just to be in a crowded mall again For that amount of time. I think lots of us have probably had dreams either positive. Dreams are anxiety dreams about what it would be like to be in a public space like that again. it was a little nerve wracking. I'll admit i wore my mask when i was in there just because i feel almost naked without a now and To be in a mall with a with a lot of people around you do you are a little nervous just knowing obviously the pandemic is still out there in some form or another but on the other hand. It's it's nice to see folks back out in public again. It shows you that Life is slowly but surely returning to some kind of old normal. I want to ask you about the psychology of mask. Wearing you. know when it's not mandated. Some people still are. You said you would feel naked without. That's a really interesting thought. Explore that a little bit. It's like your keys. I mean when you leave the home you kind of pat down your pockets to make sure you have your keys and your wallet and your phone and the mask has just become one more thing for me. Now that i remember. I keep it on my door handle on my front door to so i never forget it when i when i walk out the door and that's after sixteen over sixteen months. That's been ingrained in my brain to like instinctually grabbed my mask as soon as i leave the door and now that i don't need it it's it's weird to forget it you know. Do you think it'll be something of a cultural issue as we go forward in terms of people who proudly refuse to do it and people who are and i've heard other people say this you know i do it as a sign to the people around me that you know i care about them and i'm protecting them 'cause i don't know if they're vaccinated. What's that dynamic gonna be like In alberta which is especially in the cities which are an equal split of conservatives and liberals i think as the years weeks months and years go on. I think that it'll just become less and less and less than a won't be such a political statement to wear or not wear a mask i mean. Obviously we're still kobina still in the front of our minds and so i think it'll take maybe a year or two before masks aren't really a part of society. I know myself included in some other people. I've spoken to just in my personal life have said things like. I don't like wearing a mask in the summer but in the wintertime. I probably will wear one because it's cold and be because that's flu and cold season normally as the wintertime. What are the stories that you'll be looking to cover over the next few weeks as you know hopefully alberta's just alberta again and not under restrictions. Well i'm excited. To see live shows comeback. I know the fringe festival here. In edmonton which is one of our most popular and largest festivals. The fringe theatre festival has announced. They'll be back near the end of august. It'll be a different looking festival smaller. But again it's sign that life is returning back to edmonton. So i think i'm looking forward to openly covering edmonton as a summer city because that is the best time to be in the city in terms of events and weather and stuff. That's going on dorsey. Thank you so much for this as a pleasure to talk to you. It's nice to hear from a place that has dropped her restrictions. And i'm knocking on wood for you but it's been two weeks. Things are still looking. God i hope i hope they continue to trend downward and this is over sooner than later. Darcy rob china city news edmonton. That was the big story for more from us. Head to the big story. Podcasts dot ca. Talk to us on twitter at the big story f. p. n. or email us the big story podcast one word all lower case at rci dot rogers dot com. 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"rci" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

03:19 min | 1 year ago

"rci" Discussed on The Big Story

"Sort of let the afghanistan story drift off the map as a canada's involvement and it and i had not thought about the people who worked with us that were left behind at all. While i think a lot of us are are in that same boat. Because quite honestly i wasn't in the forefront of my mind but i will tell you that as recently as as yesterday i've had my fellow veterans ratio to me and say. Hey we saw your piece on c. tv news Interpreters sent me an email. He's still stuck in kansas city How how can we help these people out so from grassroots level from my former soldiers that i've worked together with Former supervisors my peers has been Strongly supportive has anybody in government aside from your mp who initially reached out to you engaged. On this. i don't think so from my perspective. I got a message by email from my own member of parliament in Just a a message of support For for my efforts to help my The most recent that. I was hoping but other than that. No not that i've seen and lastly just asking you to speak only for yourself again. Why do you think we've left these people behind. It doesn't seem to mesh with the talk. We talk. I guess about canada's involvement overseas. And what we do over there. Well i think we kind of from an institutional standpoint just viewed interpreters may be a bit as a as a as a resource We were in afghanistan. We use the interpreters. And i think because not a lot of our public understands exactly what we were doing in afghanistan or exactly how earned has helped us Didn't seem like a big issue during during the war For a while. That was quite a lot of support. Red fridays everything. Like this and then that sort of waned as people got into other things and forgot about it and because the interpreters really only ever You know interacted with us. Who were there. And then we came back and from the government in population perspective. What we're back. We're safe a great survived. The war but We as a military folks and including those still serving the commanders of the missions. I guess it never considered it as part of the plan to exit afghanistan. And i really think we to the detriment of people that gave a lot for us. We overlook them institutionally mark. Thank you for this. And i hope your campaign starts getting subtraction. I hope so happy to have folks like you supporting it and getting the word out so that our public understands some what happened over there lieutenant. Colonel mark popoff. That was the big story for more head to the big story. Podcast dot ca. Find us on twitter at the big story. Fbn talk to us anytime you want by email. The big story. Podcast all one word at rci dot rogers dot com. And of course every podcast player has our show in it. You can like us. You can follow us. You can subscribe to us. You can listen to the podcast actually and you can tell a friend because that's what helps this show grow. Thanks for listening. I'm jordan heath railings. We'll talk tomorrow..

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"rci" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

01:49 min | 1 year ago

"rci" Discussed on The Big Story

"The weather story How do you feel about that It's i think we're kind of reaching these temperatures that you know. It's really not light anymore. I mean forty nine point five is just really hard to fathom and you know initially when blatant broke on earlier record a few days before that i think it was sort of mid forties So you know it's kind of like all right. We're getting into hot territory crazy but see i once he kinda hit that forty nine point five. I think you know there is that seriousness to it. You know that's it's crazy to imagine and that sort of life threatening temperatures really. I mean here in vancouver We had a heatwave and we're learning that seniors who lived alone without air conditioning passed away because of that. So i think it's a big wake up call that you know hot temperature is Really no joke especially when we're reaching these temperatures that are record breaking is just a wakeup call almost Yeah it's no joke. Monica thanks so much for your reporting on this end sharing it with us. Thank you thank you for having me. Monica google city news and news eleven thirty. That was the big story for more from us including the episode. I mentioned about the heat wave. You can go to the big story podcasts. Dot ca you can find us on twitter at the big story f. pin and you can email us the big story podcast all one word all lower case oral upper case doesn't really matter at rci dot rogers dot com. Find us in your favorite podcast player like us. Follow us subscribed to us. Whatever your favorite podcast player wants you to do and remember if you really liked this podcast. Tell a friend. That's how we grow. Thanks for listening. On jordan heath rawlings. We'll talk tomorrow..

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