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Fresh "RV" from Morning Edition
"Edition from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Noel King. Right now, let's check in with Joe McConnell for look at the commute in the use Bay in Hayward. Suffered any Whipple New crash reported. They're just a couple of minutes ago. We're seeing some slow traffic developing as far back as 92 not stopping go, but it is still stopping. Go on 6 80 south bound through Venetia. Down to the beneath a bridge that the north end of the span of the 72 split for more than an hour there have been working on a grass fire said to be in the center by the backup is all the way to Lake Herman Road on six city south bound. A bridge back it up with a bunch of the base of the incline as usual. If you're heading to the San Mateo Bridge westbound before the toll plaza. We have reports of some boxes in the middle of the road. Joe McConnell for KQED and Traffic support comes to us from Black Hawk Museum. Support for KQED comes from Geico offering motorcycle and RV insurance. More information available on motorcycle, an RV insurance at 1 809 47 Otto. Taking a walk, cooking folding laundry. Let kqed podcast be your company. Listen to right now is a podcast that introduces you to a local movers.
Montana’s Blackfeet Tribe Provides COVID-19 Vaccinations at Border Crossing
"Within days montana's first confirmed covid. Nineteen case black feet nation declared a state of emergency and closed down. Now it's leading the way in vaccinations empire part of this two part story. Yellowstone public radio's caitlyn nicholas reports on how the tribe was successful quickly. Its vaccination effort a ninety five percent. Vaccination rate is much higher than the rest of the country. Several factors made this possible. Vaccines are coming to black feet. Nation from two sources black feats travel health department receives allotments through montana's health department while the to indian health service units on the reservation receive another allocation from the federal government but brittany racine a registered nurse at the tribal health improvement program says the played an important role as well as the fact that everyone in black feet nation was personally impacted by covid nineteen. We're such a small community and so when we would have a death we were all really impacted by it. That had a lot to do with people wanting to get vaccinated so they wouldn't lose a family member are they wouldn't put people at risk. Since march fifteenth twenty twenty black feet nation has lost forty eight tribal members dacoven nineteen rail grant is the nursing instructor black feet community college on a windy day in the feet tribal health departments. Rv mobile clinic. She's supervising nursing students distributing vaccine's grant says the vaccine rollout order was also important frontline workers and healthcare grocery stores and other high contact jobs for vaccinated. I followed by elders. I think that was really encouraging for people who didn't want to because the elders got it i. We also look to them for our guidance. They got it so that guided the younger generation to have a little more. Trust a little more willingness. Even though they were very scared grant says many were worried about the side effects of the vaccine which can include. Fever nausea and body aches. She says elders also needed to confront traumatic past experiences to get the vaccine
Will Eating More Often Help You Burn More Calories?
"This week we're talking about whether eating more often can help you burn more calories despite the recent popularity of intermittent fasting. There's still a widespread belief that eating every two or three hours. We'll help you lose weight by keeping your metabolism stoked up or conversely that going too long between meals will cause your metabolism to slow down. I think one of the reasons that these nations have gotten so much traction. Is that people hall out some really scientific sounding explanations. That seem well. Very deep scientific and therefore believable. There are two basic arguments that you'll hear to support this claim and we'll tackle them one at a time. The first goes like this your body when deprived of food for a period of time. We'll go into quote unquote star vacation mode. This is when the body burns fewer calories in order to conserve energy. Just in case the food shortage continues now during a famine. You'd need to live on your stored fat and down regulating. Your metabolism is way to make those fat stores go a bit further. It's sort of similar to the way. Your laptop adjusts its energy usage. It's running on batteries by making your screen a little bit dimmer for example when food is plentiful again. Your metabolism goes back to normal just the way your screen gets brighter. When you plug your laptop back in if there were actually a famine. You'd be so glad that your body is designed this way but if you're trying to lose weight the last thing you want is increased fuel efficiency. You want to be burning through stored fat like an rv burns through a tank of gas so the trick is to reassure your body that there is no shortage of food by eating every few hours and then your body will oblige you by continuing to burn calories with reckless metabolic abandoned or so the story goes. It makes sense doesn't it and it's sort of true. Your body does respond to a prolonged fast by slowing your metabolism to conserve energy. Here's the thing though. Your body doesn't go into starvation mode if you go four hours without food in fact it takes about three days of fasting or serious caloric restriction for your body to respond with any sort of adjustment.
Motive in Boulder Shooting Is Still a Mystery, Police Say
"Working on that mass shooting at a King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colorado this week are focusing on the motive behind the massacre. Fox's Alicia Acuna has more 167. Individuals from 26 law enforcement agencies have been working this case for more than 3000 hours combined, and so far what they still don't have is the answer to a question. It is hunting them. But like the rest of the community, we too want to know why. Why that King Soopers wide Boulder wine Monday and unfortunately at this time, we still don't have those answers. The suspect lives about 20 miles from the King Soopers, where he is accused of shooting 10 people inside and outside of that grocery store on Monday. Speaking to reporters Friday, the Boulder police chief said the suspect legally purchased the Ruger A. R 5 66 pistol used in the shooting at the RV at an ARV at a Colorado gun store suspect is facing 10 counts of murder, but prosecutors say more charges are coming.
NASA Develops High Tech Rover For Space Exploration
"As astronauts plan to work on the moon or mars they need to think about how to move from place to place and how to take essentials like food water and air with them. This is innovation now bringing you. Stories of revolutionary ideas emerging technologies in the people behind the concepts that shape the future to reduce the number of items needed to land on the moon or mars. Nasa has combined a home and vehicle into a single rover complete with breathable air. Much like an rv. The pressurized rover will contain everything. Astronauts need to live and work on the surface. The crew can wear comfortable clothes inside the rover they can drive the rover tens of miles from their base or drive it to the spacecraft. That will eventually take them back to space for the return trip home. When astronauts encounter interesting locations they can put on their hi tech space suits to exit the rover and collect samples and conduct science. Experiments and artists astronauts on the moon will help refined designs for a martian rover to make it the best home on wheels on any
Interview with Jon Stine - Open Voice Network
"Today we are talking to john. Stein voice network. If you have not heard of his organization you need to check it out. And that's what we're talking about primarily today so welcome to the santa marketing. John thank you so much opportunity. Go hey introduce yourself your background. And how open. Voice came about led to stein based on portland oregon and background. I in retail and then in technology if the past twenty years first intel corporation and cisco systems that backed in a while. I was at until i'm at a coffee shop near the campus of mit about four years ago. The more than four years ago in sitting down with some friends and professors at mit. And we were. I thought heavens we were in boston. Nitsa summer we talk about the red sox or we talk about the weather or something in one of them. Raise the question. What do you think would be the technology that most might reshape the relationship between consumers and patients and clients constituents individuals and the various organizations that work with on a daily basis. Peter retailer healthcare provider financial services institution. What technology is going to be most important between individuals in those organizations. Will you ask that question. And twenty six tino put ourselves in the way back machine and you think oh my goodness what are. The technologies do your. Everyone is talking about well. Of course you talk about a You talk about m. l. You talk about a rv. Are i o t blockchain etc. You know all the usual suspects and it came around. And i said well. This voice thing is voice assistant thing in what it might mean to the day to day relationship say between a shopper at a brand between a patient and a provider in just the ease in ability to ask questions say yes replenishing order order. Your your your prescriptions. Do whatever but all of a sudden the presence of a kind of persona of a brand new. We're talk one voice in marketing year. The persona of a brand with you all the time listening to you speaking to you responding to with a that led to research that led conversations and that led to a big question which was if we think this is all going to be so exciting and tremendous and transformational. What would it take. What must be true in order for that to happen. And it's from that question. The open voice network then began to emerge very cool. So you like your background was in retailing. All these different companies. You're with your title kinds of things. Were you in technology. At the time. I was no evanson in the retail. Business i was head of sales for a womenswear apparel company on the new. Your working with major department stores. I was worried about skirt length than thread. Count and how the line would come together Which then led me into them jumped technology and had responsibility i it until then at cisco for marketing and sales to the retail and consumer goods industry. How do you use technology to not just do technology. But how do you use technology to draw. Pnl value top line midland audio creative agencies. How do you win more in terms of using retailers example. How do you create more traffic. Raise the conversion rate. Raise the average basket size using technology and it was applying what i knew about processing people and adding in the technology. That's what i did for a number of years. Did the globally working around the world lot of frequent flyer miles and all that led to open. No you definitely were just the right person because you had that consumer mentality you worked with the consumer all the time in new that It's not just about the statistic. There has to be some kind of engagement. Some usability for people like you know the the tech you can get crazy unhappy about it all day long. But if you're not communicating to the the actual consumer that you want to consume it it's null and void so that's that's a fascinating angle that you had will. You're absolutely right you just absolutely right that it has to start with the user. It has to start with the individual who's using technology. You know. I was back in the retail days than retail technology. Days talking about such things as we don't was a big idea. Let's put a back in the days of tablets. Where the hottest thing. Let's stick a tablet on a shopping cart and by golly then we can you know just tap away in shop away an inter things in have prices and everything right there in our shopping cart from a technology perspective very exciting. It involves wi fi in goals. Computer chips you can sell. A lot of technology can sell the idea. Well no one really asked. Have you ever put a child in the seat of tablet the equipped shopping cart thing you know. And what about Excuse me but any of you. Who are developing this Are any of you happen to be women with children in stores all the time here. I hate shopping. That's why i want you know what. Wait a minute timeout. It has to be the user the consumer at the center of this and we have talked from the start of the open voice network. When you think about the future of voice we can talk about our from a technology perspective. We can talk about it from a platform perspective. Weekend you know. What's the latest coming from the great great technology companies. The issue is from the user perspective from the individual who's using voice from the marketers who are using voice in their companies from the confirm the enterprise decision makers who want to use voice not as a toy for entertainment but as a tool for efficiency top line mid line operational whatever for transforming improving celebrating business results when we begin to approach voice from the user's perspective our perspective begins to change dramatically and again that's one of the things that really led to the formation. The open voice now. Would you say that will be the number one mission of your organization. We say that we use this phrase and it's can we make voice worthy of a users trust. That's a loaded phrase. Can we make Worthy the users crust can user trust voice on topics like did use on. Privacy can a enterprise zero marketer. You want to reach all your customers well right now. There's not really interoperability invoiced. So you need to do it for this platform this platform this platform this platform. And if someone's on another platform you're not gonna reach.
FBI: Nashville bomber driven by conspiracies, paranoia
"Fbi has now wrapped up an investigation into last year's christmas day bombing in nashville tennessee and investigators decided it was not an act of terrorism. Instead they say the bomber anthony warner just wanted to end his own life and he was motivated by paranoia and eccentric conspiracy theories but not motivated by social or political ideology which is essentially how the fbi defines domestic terrorism. Remember this past. Christmas warner parked his rv in downtown nashville with a bomb inside. He set off an explosion that not only killed him but also hurt three other people destroyed building and damaged dozens more before the bomb went off a recorded announcement played warning anyone in the area to evacuate so now the fbi says it's clear warner did want the explosion to have an impact but he did not want people to get hurt. Investigators also say he acted alone. They come through thousands of tips and did hundreds of interviews in the last few months even now the explosion site in is off. Limits and businesses still have many more weeks if not months of repairs ahead before they can start reopening
FBI says Nashville bomber acted alone, driven by "paranoia"
"Authorities say the man who blew himself up on Christmas Day in an RV parked in downtown Nashville peers have been troubled by feelings of paranoia and bizarre conspiracy theories, but apparently was not motivated by any political ideology. That's according to a statement issued by the FBI bureau says it concluded that bomber Anthony Quinn Warner chose the location and timing for impact but also sought to minimize the likelihood of undue injury. Likable, clear motive. It puzzled. Many in the report seeks to clarify some of
New Aragon Foresight Visual Forecasts: A Closer Look
"With me today. Is jim lundy founder and ceo at aragon research as well as adam. He's a writer and editor. I jim in adam. Thanks for being here today. Hey richard how's it going. Everybody jim to start us off. Can you talk a little more about. Why aragon is launching arrogant foresight. Sure kale i gotta to say that you know. We've we've been serving clients for last night. Half years attack aragon turns ten this year and are providing service been very well received but sometimes people said hey if you had these other services. We'd bike to buy them too. And that gets into higher end services such as toolkits that help them for example with our fee or how to and it also something. We're gonna talk about a lot today. Which is arrogant forecast. So it's kind of designed to be a little higher end add on or bundled complete with everything. So it's a higher end service but We spent a lot of time getting ready to launch this. So there's an awful lot of research content both for it audiences and business audiences get insights into markets and things. You need help with such as like i said like an rv or even a decision around costs resemble a cost calculator awesome. And i know that we've allowed some of our clients to do a test drive with erbakan foresight. What has been their reaction. Yeah we've had a couple of people where we said. Hey we got a new service and we've got some materials that are art of this research content. We'd like you to take a look at it. In case it was demand based one work client base was at. Hey i got this new market. I'm responsible for. I don't know this market and i need some help. So in this case it happened to be sales enablement and they'd never been responsible for that and they needed help figuring out. Why what do i need to do. What what are the products and services are available and clients have a market overview at an evaluation of vendors. I said yeah. We have that one floor and let me send that right over to you so you got that report and then we had scheduled off and then that was fantastic. I now know exactly what i know. I know who the players are. Now i gotta pick one and Do you have an rfid template that would help me out. I said for that market as a matter of fact we do and so. That's actually part of the foresight offering which is a toolkit for a market as civic e. Template that has all the questions ready to go may not have exact things you do for your company relative to you know pricing pricing section. So we sent that to the client. Couple of days later calls me back on my cell phone says oh my god that was phenomenal. We had so much more information than any of my staff had. We now can get a bit out in probably a couple of days versus. We're looking at two or three months just to get the bed ready so yet to save a ton of time. I'm so happy with it and we want to get our hands on that service sooners. it's available though ceylan. I don't think it gets any better than that and Pretty happy about the reaction to that the fact that they thought that the toolkit was again was our template was so good compared to what seems from other research firm.
How the YWCA Handles the Childcare Crisis and Other Challenges for Women
"Alejandro. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you for having me so tell us a little bit about the work of the ywca. Sure the ywca as you may know. Kim is one of the oldest and largest women's organization in the country. We've been around for a hundred and sixty two years and it was such a pleasure to be able to lead that organization because through our two hundred and two items as across the country serving twelve hundred communities. We really say that we have our finger on the pulse to be able to look communities large and small in urban suburban and rural areas to be able to witness what's happening but most importantly to able to respond to the needs of communities across the country. It's an amazing pleasure. And why did we say you know has stood at the forefront of some of the most critical issues defining lives of women from Marching for the eight hour workday to creating the first women employment center the first childcare center in the country becoming the first fully racially integrated organization in our nation. You know we have a lot of i. But in this moment i'm ywca continues to be that voice advocating for women and girls and communities of color as we go through covert but more importantly as we go through this recession which is being called the session so you have led this organization for the last several years and recently step down as ceo. But you have let it. During one of the hardest periods in our recent history. These last fourteen months during kobe have been really really difficult. What is leadership like during crisis. What a great question you know. Leadership is most tested in moments of crises. And for me. It was a blessing to be at the helm of ywca. Because i just went into work mode at hyper speed. And what does that mean. That meant that day in and day out it was my mind. Might team My colleagues were all working around the clock thinking about what are the solutions. How do we solve for these problems and being innovative in our approaches because we knew for example that we had to keep our emergency Domestic violence shelters open so across the country wide. Abc's were being very innovative. Some of them had Rv vs or hotel rooms to be able to solve the those Those challenging moments. So as well as i say you know. Leadership is not for the faint of heart. It really requires. it's nasty. It requires boldness but above all. It requires that urgency on. Because i knew that it was a you know this organization was not going to off fail under my watch but it wasn't. It was something that was also very organic We have two hundred and two leaders across the country that lead their respective. ywca's anime to rose to the asian And made sure that they had solutions available to them to their communities. I wanna follow up on what you had said about being in a she session. Can you tell us a little bit about what that term means. Choice of that term really showed up on back sometime in september through the new york times. And what that really meant and ended his. It has been adopted because it's really It really hits the nail on the head. It is the first time in our nation's history that women are at the core of this recession and what that means is that women are bearing the disproportionate impact of the economic wake of covert and. They're bearing the brunt in terms of loss of jobs because there are in those areas that are overly indexed on like restaurant. Hospitality travel retail. They're also having to bear the brunt in terms of the childcare situation there is no there's the lack of childcare. Kids are now at home instead of school kids. Are you know. Childcare centers had to close because of social distancing another areas too they. They are at the moment where they have nowhere to go when it comes to caring of their family And then we're seeing how also how communities of color and women of color are also brand the brunt with the high rate of cova cases and cova deaths. So let's break that down to important issues. You just mentioned the first. His child care what is going on for working women right now and wii childcare so crucial. Well i'll tell you one of the first things you notice was And you continue to see what the job report is that were most of the the losses jobs have been women. Women are leaving the workforce not because they want to but because they have to they either have to care for their children to care for their parents their sandwiched in the middle and unfortunately as a nation we have put childcare shoulders of women. Talk your has to be an issue that really is about families but also as of national importance the organization of economic development they always c. d. tracks how countries deal with childcare and to no surprise the united states is at the bottom of that ranking. So we have to really make childcare at a critical imperative for us and unfortunately women are the ones who bear the brunt in terms of the high cost but also we need to talk about quality and we also need to make sure that it's a you know accessible to everyone so again if we going to bring back women to the workplace and bring back jobs. We have to look at childcare as well as workers in the childcare space. How do we pay them. How are they how do we not only compensate them for a very hard job. I'm so childcare has many many facets and at this point we are at crises and we have to make sure that the funding is there that we're designing child care for twenty-first-century immunity and that we're making it accessible affordable and quality
Gena Jaffe, Founder of Connecting Rainbows, Shares Her Experience with Reciprocal IVF
"And jenna jaffe. My wife and i have two beautiful children through reciprocal via and i just started a new business called connecting rainbows where we're connecting. Lgbtq plus individuals and families with lawyers who specialize in working with the community and also providing fertility resources to help boom twenty-four. Look vows mazing. That's really really good. I guess when you do reciprocal again. You don't have to say like you just all you have to say is i did reciprocal. And you don't have to say. I carry the baby's available although we're you have to get into that but a big portion is taken care of with and we were connected with you through living rosa right. Yes yeah ladies. i know. They're so delightful and they're doing good work in. You're doing good work and so we hopped on the phone. We were like obviously we have to have jan on this podcast alley. And here you are with your behind your. your house. Looks very soothing. And calm i know when you have kids. This is my bedroom. Why oh yeah. Houston sleep here though. He's leonardo why it's nice. We have one of those for old. Is your son because that buddha looks like something that could just be leveled on someone like this is normally not ear ivory decorated from the office. He's four. He likes buddha. That we have a big buddha painting in our bedrooms. So he's about. The buddha is pre k. earnings. He's improving he's in preschool. He just turned force. He's in preschool. Let's get into the kids and how they were made in the reciprocal. Rv will talk about that. How did you all decide. That's what you're gonna do. It was not the plan originally. I mean what goes according to always change exactly so. My wife is three years older. So we like okay you go. I know she always had a desire to carry and still we started the process. And we were like okay. We'll both do why not at the same time so that we can each carry each have a biological child rate because that seems important before you had children so then. We started the process in my wife and started lowering her meds now. It's a bit of a disaster. I love you anna. If by the way we're constantly bashing our wives and then being like love you just get. Jk she owns it. She owns a. We're very big on mental health depression. She's got an executive. It's like a party. We just put our dog anxiety meds like it's just so it was just not going to be a good thing to not be on the good drugs so i said to her. Hey why don't why don't i go first. And she's like well. I don't want to give up being pregnant and having a biological trial since that was like a dream of hers. And i said okay well. Why don't i carry. You're a. i don't know. I didn't know anyone who did this but we found an instagram community. Other lesbians did reciprocal at so. We had kind of started learning about that option. You know it's funny. So many people think they invented it. Like we've heard so many people say that same thing there like i never heard of it. We had one lesbian couple who've literally said we thought we invented something very cool and funny and there's so many people who do it. Which is that's fascinating because it's just like it's one of the dreams it's like wouldn't it. Be great if you're hage but you don't think that somebody could have actually invented that it's a meeting that it's at works okay. Well it's also surrogacy yet. Basically they've been doing this a really long time with straight people but yet we're all like we did
How the pandemic is affecting states unequally
"Of the characteristics of this virus economy as we have said on this program. I cannot tell you how many times is how uneven its effects have been on people black and brown and low income. Americans do in way worse in health and jobs and just getting by than whiter and wealthier populations are uncomfortable. As to how they're doing depends on what industry they're in and on states some of which have been really hit by this pandemic less revenue from income and sales taxes and higher virus expenses and some of which states that is doing all right so as the senate takes up. President biden's relief bill this week. And it's three hundred and fifty billion dollars in aid to state and local governments marketplace's mitchell hartman starts us off with a tale of several states. The pandemic recession has delta significant blow to tax collections. State revenues were down by nearly two percent from december. Last year overall. All but according to the urban brookings tax policy center tax revenues actually increased in twenty two states. This disparity has a lot to do with the mix of jobs in layoffs in a state. Says carl davis at the institute on taxation and economic policy so many lower income people have been laid off higher income. People have been much more likely to keep their jobs so tax. Revenues are down by double digits in states with lots of low-wage tourism jobs in hotels bars and restaurants florida and but states with more jobs that can be done from home at higher wages. Like in high tech and professional services are faring better. Washington's one example thinks in part to folks like darby megan of spokane he's a manager for tech startup. his wife's an accountant for an architecture firm. They're both working from home. We've maintained our salaries and that's been huge blessing. Haven't had to take a step back hours or anything. Like that with the stimulus checks. That was a nice little bonus. The couple owns a home. That's gone up in value. So they're paying more property tax but they've improved their overall balance sheet. We've been able to save significantly more right. We're not eating out as much and they made one really big purchase. A new van built into an rv. So we've sort of taken some of our vacation money that you budget and instead may domestic vacation mobile now not every high earner has come through the pandemic recession unscathed. Fiona greek at the g. P. morgan chase institute has been tracking household checking balances. There are some high income families that have seen cuts in their income cuts in their salaries but most of seeing their bank balances and assets grow and she says one reason is the booming stock market the broader trend. There's the growth and wealth. We see a lot of families transferring money into brokerage accounts to take advantage of those games but some states are missing out on taxing. Those income gains at the top. Says carl davis at the institute on taxation and economic policy. He points to nevada heavily dependent on tourism dollars revenue down about twelve percent where there is no broad based income tax. You're leaning a lot on sales taxes. Regressive taxes in general. Your revenues aren't going to do quite as well as progressive taxes at a time. Like this of just soaring income inequality contrast that with california that's opted for a more progressive mix leaning a bit more on the income tax most states do with higher top income tax rates on top earners. Especially that's staring a whole lot. Better with revenues up around two percent since the pandemic started. That's helped a good bit by silicon valley which attracted v and his family from texas. So i'm a software engineer. I was in iran for about four and a half years. And then during the pandemic My wife connor fulltime opportunity and bay area so we moved. He says silicon valley employers are hiring. Like there's no tomorrow. There were plenty of opportunities in the to offers in my hand. Some states are now considering hiking taxes on top earners to boost revenues and fund recovery from the pandemic including new york. Minnesota connecticut rhode island and
Golden Globes 2021: Complete list of nominees
"Let's start off with the major categories. First of all, for best picture. For the Golden Globes. They break it down. Best picture drama and best picture, music or comedy. So let's start off with best picture drama in which the nominees are Nomad Land. This is the amazing movie with Frances McDormand. Who, you know, play. Somebody who's her life is sort of falling apart and she gets in a van and hits the road and lives in RV camps and recreational areas taking on you know little seasonal jobs along the way. It zest a very sweet and very thoughtful, touching movie. I think this is going to be the big winner for tonight. You know People love Frances McDormand. I think that this is gonna have a lot of Lot of success at the Golden Globes tonight. It will be up against the trial of the Chicago Seven, which, if Nomad land doesn't win trial of the Chicago Seven is going to win. This is the Aaron Sorkin. The written and directed production about the famous Chicago seven trial that took place in Chicago 50 years ago. The Carrie Mulligan movie promising young woman Is a revenge thriller, also an outstanding films nominated for tonight and also the Anthony Hopkins movie called The Father. Those air. Your nominees were best Drama for performances in the dramatic category. For actresses. The nominees are Violet Davis on Drew a day, Vanessa Kirby, Frances McDormand and Carrie Mulligan. For best actors in the drama. The nominees are Riz Um, Ed Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Hopkins. I think the winners are going to be Frances McDormand and I just I don't know how Chadwick Boseman Doesn't win. He's amazing in the movie Ma Rainey's black bottom. But you know the fact that he passed away the young age and nobody knew that he was fighting cancer. I think that probably is going toe play into the Planted the decision making also for best movie, musical or comedy. The nominees are Boer at subsequent movie film Hamilton. When they put together a television version of Hamilton in the put it on Disney. Plus, this got nominated. The motion picture called Music was nominated, as was the comedy with Andy Sandberg, Palm Springs. And the Ryan Murphy directed production. The prom. Which has Meryl Streep and has just AH, whole variety of very talented actors. That's also nominated for best picture as well. I kind of have a feeling that Borat is going to want to ping the winner tonight in the musical or comedy category. For best actress in a motion picture Maria Buckler Cova, who is placed Borat's daughter in Borat. Subsequent movie film Kate Hudson from music. And, uh, Anya Taylor, Joy dominated for the movie called Emma for best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy. Sasha Baron Cohen is nominated James Corden from the prom Lin Manuel Miranda from Hamilton Dev Patel for the personal history of David Copperfield and Andy Sandberg. For Palm Springs again. I think it's going to be a kind of in a reverend pick, but I think Sasha Baron Cohen could wind up being the winner. Now. The Golden Globes also give out
Seeking Refuge On The Open Road
"When we reached bob wells. He was camped out of the grid in his white. Gmc savannah van in the middle of the california desert. Some twenty five years into his experiment in mobile living. How did this whole journey start for you. What was your life like before you discovered this this lifestyle while i was either very very lucky or very unlucky depending on your point of view it was the winter of one thousand nine hundred five. Bob was living in anchorage alaska where he'd worked for over two decades in a union job at safeway saint job. His father had worked until his retirement. At the time bob was going through a divorce and after alimony and child support payments. He says he was no longer making enough to clear his rent. He was desperate and that is when he noticed old beat up box banned for sale on the side of the road for fifteen hundred dollars and he decided he had to go for it. That was all the money. I had left in the bank. But i had to have a place to live and so i bought it and That night through a backpacker. Sleeping bag. Down and i began my van dwelling adventure in the winter and the cold van and i That first night. I cried myself to sleep. I literally cried myself to sleep. Or when you're going through a divorce you you cry yourself to sleep on a pretty regular basis ends but sure just of course greatly compounded here. I was homeless bomb living in a van on the streets. And how much lower can my life get. But bob done a lot of camping in his life and you had to make a small space cozy and after a few weeks eat figured out how to cook and stay warm deal to bed and cabinets used his gym membership to shower. Figured out how to make it sustainable. And the money. He was saving on rent. Meant he didn't feel like he was always on the knife's edge it slowly and subtly shifted from. I despise my life to. This isn't really that bad to hey. Every month i keep the money and put it in my pocket to. I kind of really really liked this. And that's the way it's been every sense. Was it difficult at all to kind of switch. Grand narratives about What trajectory you're supposed to take as a productive member of the economy absolutely it was a traumatic transition you know. We are trained from birth to death. Our purpose in life is to be good productive citizens and so it made me question everything i had done. Exactly what society and told me to do. I'd gotten a job. I wanna house. We'd had kids. I was following the american dream to the best of my skill level and ability. As i could and then i was forced into living what society told me was the life of total failure homeless in the van and for the first time in my life i was happy well that raises a lot of existential questions and when i looked around at all the people i work with work eat sleep. Working sleep work. Eat sleep. I said what society told me it was not true. I've finally found a way. That's happy for me. Let me try to understand that. My life and for the life of others a few years later bob had saved up enough to quit his job at safeway and by supplementing his union pension with seasonal stints as a campground host. He was eventually able to take to the road as a full-time nomad in two thousand five about a decade. After he moved into the van. Bob decided to pay forward. Some of the techniques developed the started a website called cheap. Rv living the serve as a kind of resource for other people interested or in many cases forced to move into a vehicle. I started the sole intent of letting people know there wasn't on alternative. You didn't have to live under the tyranny of the marketplace and the way to do that was to eliminate your biggest cost in life. Which is your housing with cheaply. Live frugally and then you can live well for a long time the site just kinda mosey too long picking up you know few page views here and there in two thousand eight happened. Bob says in the wake of the financial crisis. He was inundated with desperate messages. Have lost my job. I we moved in with my family now. My family is lost their job. Now we're all losing our own. What are we going to do. And that was the question. I got over and over and over again. Even after the economic recovery started to pick up the number of inquiries and page views and people in the community continued to grow. Fueled partly by the rise of social media. Bob started his cheap. Rv living youtube channel in two thousand sixteen and has since become just one of many popular nomad influencers but unlike a lot of the glossier more glamorous content associated with the hashtag van live crowd. Bob's videos are all about helping people struggling to keep their head above water financially and they're filled with the nitty gritty details of living behind the wheel. Today we're gonna talk about heat today. We're gonna talk about taking showers. The topic of today is poop. You can cut your behinds. Not one of them. You want that thing to be clean all the time. Bob also does these little interview profiles of people living in different kinds of vehicles cars to trucks to buses. Welcome back fellow nomads. Today we're going. Meet a new friend of mine. Joe sale load everyone relax. They're really out. There doesn't look like there's a bunch of people out there. Yeah thank you that video for the record. Two point five million views and counting. Bob says his videos have become so popular that he's now making more money than ever before. I think eventually the second break but it gets great reviews on amazon which is why i'm recommending ads in affiliate marketing. Help him bring in over one hundred fifty thousand dollars a year. Bob makes enough to have two full time assistants helping him with his work and because he says he never plans to live in a house again. He makes a very healthy profit. I'm make much more money than i ever thought. I could possibly make in my life. And i live in a van. My expenses are pretty darn low with that extra money. Bob started a nonprofit homes on wheels alliance to support people transitioning into living in their vehicles. They've started to outfit and give vance to people in dire need of a new vehicle. And bob says he saving up to buy a plot of land for an in person resource center. It isn't clear how many people are living on the road at this point. But in two thousand ten when bob started this annual gathering van and car dwellers in the arizona desert called rubber tramp rendezvous it had a few dozen attendees by two thousand and nineteen. They had an estimated ten thousand people show up and as a central node in this growing community. Bob has had a kind of front row seat to the massive disruptions of the past decade. And he's watched as certain demographics have borne the brunt of those changes. It's a surprisingly large female. Contingent older women in their sixties and seventies. When they were girls they were told get married. Stay home raise a family and so they never go up so sturdy and then now they're living on five hundred to eight hundred dollars a month so skirt and he cannot live in this country on five hundred two thousand a month so sturdy and live in house and you just can't do it and so they all desperately needed the solution as well and i told them all. If you move into your plan you can live reasonably well on that. You won't be rich but you won't eating dog food and there's hope bob says he has seen an uptick in views and inquiries about van dwelling over the last year. But so far he says the stimulus checks and the nationwide moratorium on evictions have slowed. The number of new nomads. Still he says as the baby boomers continue to age into social security and as the effects of climate change intensify bob expects the movement towards van life to surge and he sees it is his mission to try to help however he can. I've got a string of lifeboats. And i want to get as many as i can into the lifeboat and i think the hammer blow of two thousand eight really put a crack in people's confidence and i think when you combine that with this cheers a natural disasters and the epidemic. I think people are just going to be abandoning the american dream in droves. That's all i'm trying to do is get people out
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"Know Keep it stored for a month some people for a whole season. You know there are still a lot of snowbirds who who You know maybe our winter is there. Rv's about now is this gets cold and they're planning a trip in january. Is it recommended. The cover should be put on even for just a a month or two like that. I mean it depends on the person. I i would recommend it but it is. You know i mean covers. Do take some work. They take some time anyone. That's what went on can attest to that You know it's a two person job. I guess it's really about the person and what you're looking. You know what you're looking to protect with your investment eggs absolutely will help as i mentioned against the uva and as well as against. I think it's gonna fall on top of their and but if you're picking up and moving you know it it's one months. Yeah it really is a personal call. But you know if you've ever had to reseal assailed because on beautiful day a tree lab just happened to get blown off by breeze and get stuck right there and seal the room or under the bed or is under the air conditioner or something like that or a furry little creature decides to get up on their stars rumbling. Around one little thing that can go wrong. That's not treated right away can really call some issues further down the road. So is it worth taking the forty five minutes to an hour to put a cover on that may take especially at two people. I always say yeah Mainly because you never know what might all on it. You can be in the middle of pasture with no trees and all of a sudden you look. They're gonna branch of my route. Waited as come from army. Reuss just tend to attract those things for some weird read. A good investment is a cover. Maybe the next thing we're going to talk about when we hook up with you guys again is Rodent repellent issue That comes from the other end.
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"Weeks for thirteen days. Seventeen hundred miles. In three states really great time. and. After that my first sold so. That sort of our. Quick version of the story and Everything you do hope. Thanks. Hi this is Shirley been. An RV staus supporter. I started our via back into light ASSU thousand sixteen. Both, my house and bought an e r a sprinter. Twin, bed and his rose full-ti- now why did I do this? Oh, well, I got tired of sitting between four walls. Just watching slice by and I watched it. When I could just apply we'll to those four walls in. So I hit. My. Neighbors and my friends off thought that I was touched in the head when I did that well, I was very excited. It hits the road you travel watching and meeting all kinds of people. So I did a lot of research before I did there's probably about three years in sweat before I actually sold my house. Well. It's very complicated. Yeah, the Class A. Plus. A C. Should get. But that's is there. Oh. Yes there is eight. Behind Oh maybe I should get a fifth wheel. I don't know anyway, but I mentioned the dealership and they said you. Be, so, I got my sprinter. Twenty four point three but. Mercedes Benz and I loved it every. Okay, that's it for now. So Seon right somewhere by. He might get Debbie was del one of your or be lifestyle supporters and we have a class a thirty, three foot. coachman pursued and. We bought our COACHMAN. Probably. In June. And what got us into camping. It's something we have been talking about for the last three years actually and one reason or another we were supposed to go cross country and Things came up and we couldn't do it online a very strict special diet and I. Can't stay in hotels and eat out all the time and. So that was really the impetus along with the virus. To her CH- is. Our RV and we've been out since June we've been out. three different times and we're planning. We were planning a smokey mountain trip. But we cannot get into any of the campsites. So. Look elsewhere. Love being a supporter of everything you an and Jennifer to and We just learned so much from you guys. You know God bless and doing what you're doing. Thank you. Bye. Bye Mike and Jen this is Susan Corna Gay not counting the pop-up trailer. We had for a few years. Our boys were small. We bought our first RV just two years ago. Although we spent many weekends at some of the Great. State. Parks. We have here at East Tennessee we bought the RV for road trips which I have love ever since my family's road trips from Ohio to visit my grandparents in California when I was young. Last summer Jerry and I took the Oregon trail route from Missouri to Oregon was stopped. South Dakota Minnesota and Wisconsin on our way back home. It was so much fun. Later, we went to Hershey RV show with a group of fellow pleasure way owners and to the pleasure way rally in Sarasota in November. This year our travels have been minimal due to cova a few health concerns and our recent move. Boo. But watching your livestream some videos.
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"So please know how very welcome you are and how very honored we are that you chose to put us in your ears this week. Well. That's to share with you in this episode starting with our interview the week coming up in a few minutes we'll hear from a group of our viewers who will share their individual stories about just how they got into the RV lifestyle what challenges they've had and what the RV lifestyle is really like and these are real stories from real our unedited. And I think you'll find them very encouraging inspirationally even and whether you're a Newbie RV or somebody just dreaming about getting an RV like we always say or maybe you're an experienced RV`er for many years I know you're going to really enjoy these stories because you'll see yourselves in the stories as well, and that's coming up in just a few minutes also this. Week, we share lots of RV news of the week we answer your RV lifestyle questions, and we listened to another great off the beaten path report from Tom and Patty Burke. It's all that coming up in episode three, twelve of the RV podcasts but I by lifelong traveling companion and my bride Jennifer. Hi, dear Hallo Michael Wow, we were just looking at all. The stories we're about ready to report here on the fires out west and devastation. It's causing. We would have ban in literally the thick of it right now that is exactly where we were supposed to be camp. That is where we were supposed to be in time we're supposed to be there but because of the pandemic we're not out there. Yeah. So we are. We're counting our blessings I and I don't mean to say that lightly and ignore the devastation in effect it's having the loss of life loss of property, but it's just amazing how when you have something set you back and we were really disappointed. We were supposed to be going all the way through Oregon and northern California this rate this time and You know it's it's we're not out there I guess we're awfully glad we're not out there I mean our hearts go out to everybody who really is suffering from it but. I guess my whole point is when you think something is bad, that's happened to you there. There may be sparing you something that's coming down the pike later on I. Guess Because you if your allergies for us to have been stuck on that smoke that would have been done well, no, no hearts go out to everybody. Yes. Five years. That's just terrible. It is really Pandemic it's terrible. Oh my gosh. The photos that we're seeing and the and the devastation people are experiencing our little inconvenience Pales It's not even on the not even on a scale of one hundred hours isn't even in that doesn't even match their little we we were back. So that was the big news, we are still kind of waiting to do some traveling. We're looking for peak color were monitoring all those leaf peepers sites that are out there those websites that you where in different parts of the country color will be peaking. Leaf peepers. That's kind of what we are. Head actually I. Put a little. Glitch in our travel plans because I had an unexpected root canal, everybody knows what those are like and I gotta wait till.
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"Summer RV, trip faces unprecedented challenges this summer. And I know tell you something you didn't know right. I mean we're still in the middle of coronavirus. Pandemic camping and non essential travel is restricted in many places. Dangerous riots have erected across North American every major city in many smaller ones. The Canadian borders closed. There are safety concerns financial concerns seemingly a new crisis every day. So this week in the retie gas, we're GONNA talk about those summer RV trip challenges, and how you can make your rv travel is safe and is satisfying as possible given the very unusual circumstances under which we now find ourselves in the summer of twenty twenty. Hello, everybody and welcome to episode two ninety-seven, seven of the RV podcast and we do have a lot to talk about this week. We have RV news. We've got your questions. We've got an interview about how you can get around those summer RV trip challenges and still get your RV to Alaska by ship. We'll talk about that and our interview the week plus we've got tips and suggestions and a lot more but I my lifelong traveling companion McBride Jennifer. Hello, my dear Hello Michael. What a time we live in What time it is yeah. You know the one thing about coming to you from where we are now on Okaloosa island near Destin Florida for Walton Beach Florida that area is. The just to show you. How different is down here? You. Know what the lead story in the paper was today. The lead story was red snapper opening day, the opening day of red snapper season was yesterday, and the local paper was filled with photos from Destin, which is known as America's luckiest fishing village of The Red snapper catch this year and Got Me Hungry I think we should go out for fish tonight. At sounds really good and something else. That was normal was that when we were at the dog park? Today we saw a whole bunch of little kids in yellow t-shirts, getting off a school bus and they were having a picnic at the park and playing on the toys and doing what kids do. This is how life is supposed to be and You know what tumultuous times we live in I mean last week last week as we were do podcast. PODCAST, we were just starting to move out of the national lockdowns from the Krona virus pandemic, and we were saying last week, who could have seen such a terrible thing? And then this week we look at the wave of terrible riots and violence, sweeping the country in the wake of the protests over police brutality in the murder of George, Floyd, and Minneapolis, and we say who could have seen such destruction and pain or this podcast as you all know is about the RV lifestyle, but we certainly have to acknowledge the. Terrible time, we're living to right now Jennifer and I are optimistic by nature where people of faith in we know, many of you are as well and so we ask those of you who? Are the same to to join us in prayer for our nation I. Mean it certainly needs it now? none of us know what is next. That's I guess the lesson that we have certainly all learned this year together, but at the same time we believe that we can move forward when it comes to summer RV trip plants, but we have to do so recognizing the changes we face, and this will be a summer like no other. We've ever experienced, and that's all GonNa. Talk about a lot in this podcast. Said! We're still in Florida on Okaloosa. Island and we are planning a getaway camping trip next weekend, and then the week after barring the unexpected, which is certainly happening a lot. This year we plan to leave Florida, and after almost six months being down here and then head to our home in Michigan, which needs some attentions lawn, work and stuff like that and then hopefully. Resume some travelling. We have lots of plans for June and July and August travel and beyond that but. As we stay up with learned anything this time of the year. It's that those plans have to be flexible. Mike Scott. US inside information and trends that shape the lifestyle years. The RV newsworthy we, as we talk here on the RV podcast about summer RV trip challenges, let's start in Maine where a federal judge as upheld the governor or Maine's requirements that all out of state visitors be quarantined for fourteen days when entering the state to campgrounds were among several small businesses that filed a federal. Federal lawsuit saying the quarantine is unconstitutional for discriminating against out of towners. The governor permits main residents to go camping, but out of towners must be quarantined fourteen days before they can travel about the small businesses heavily dependent upon tourism, said this order was hurting them financially, and sought a preliminary injunction to lift the order as their lawsuit works its way through the legal process. While the injunction was not granted. The cases still in the early stages will keep you informed when we hear more. That's just one of this summer RV trip challenges this year, but despite the many concerns, one in four Americans plan to take some sort of an RV trip in the next twelve months to get that one in four of all Americans plan to take an RV trip in the next year, and this is according to a survey that was released last week from the RV Industry Association. The reason why so many wanted to travel is something. We've been reporting on the RV LIFESTYLE DOT COM blog and And that's because of covid nineteen is people shy away from airline travel? They are expressing concerns about staying in a hotel and more and more are buying and renting RV's and to do a summer RV trip in their self contained vehicle the national media is calling this. The Year of the RV and we've been telling you. This was coming and each week we hear about more people buying our vs camping trailers, sight unseen, and the demand remains very
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"Questions Mike and his network of RV reporters have the answers questions. This comes to us from Terry. Who is in Fort Myers Florida Lord and he says Hey? We have shopped several dealers. And we're wondering Talking about RV dealers and we're wondering if they're playing Bayton switch with us the consensus is that if we want an RV. On the twenty twenty sprinter chassis will have to wait twelve to fourteen months if we order one on the twenty nineteen sprinter chassis. The all all the dealers say it's more like Eight months weight or less. Is this true or are they just trying to get a quick sale. Are We better off waiting for twenty. Twenty what what is the differences between the spinner Ma Body For Twenty Nineteen Sprinter Body for twenty twenty. Well we talked about that at the At the Tampa shall and we even talked to some of the folks at Mercedes who gave us the straight scoop right right. No difference between the two thousand nineteen and the twenty twenty and the dealers are telling you the truth. The problem is not the the Mercedes Benz sprinter or it's not anything to do with the chassis. It's the government is they're caught up and bureaucracy. Essentially essentially waiting for some approval. Some EPA EPA test results to certify some emissions stuff. Now there's no difference really no major difference between the two thousand nineteen twenty twenty mercedes-benz spinner but So you know if you get one go for the twenty one thousand nine with when they did the big changes and and if you want to hear straight from the From the from Mercedes sprinter themselves. Just go to our Our Youtube video. That felt this week. It's it's The review of the Tampa. RV Show we talk about that issue and we actually go to the guy who's in charge of All the sprinters used in the RV industry from Mercedes Benz and he. He confirms that no difference between the two thousand nine Hundred Ninety two thousand twenty and there's plenty of twenty nine thousand nine hundred and he says the two thousand twenty S. It'll be coming out the at the end of the spring so anyway hopefully that helps. Hey Do you have a question. Fellow travelers learn one and a half year voice featured on the podcast. Send US your questions or comments sending audio file to Mike In. RV LIFESTYLE.
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"At road. TREK DOT COM GO TO ROAD TREK DOT COM and there's as a way to contact them through their We're about ready to go jennifer me to the Tampa. RV Super Show in Tampa next month and We'll update the UN. Whatever we see there I assuming road trek will be there? They I think they told us they were planning MBA Tampa. I don't know you remember last year. Tampa that was the year right right at the show when everything went where everything broke on. How bad the company was everything? Went South Oh my gosh. We were down at this show. We're looking forward to having a great time with everybody and it all broke it was. It was so sad particularly for the folks who worked at road track where they're trying to sell. RV's and all around those breaking the scandal and anyway a year has come and gone. There's new owners and they're supposedly slowly gearing up production again and and I think they'll be influenced by the answer that you're going to hear it for this next question. I'll get to right now on. This question comes from Tom. Grand Rapids Michigan. He says my dealer says all RV. V Manufacturers are now experiencing major difficulties getting new twenty twenty sprinters from Sadi's Benz. I know this was the problem last year. But this is supposedly something new. Can you confirm and the answer is yes I can. I'm hearing the same thing. And yes this is something new and it is is a major hit for all small. RV Manufacturers who have been selling twenty twenty models or have orders waiting from customers who want Twenty twenty Mercedes Diesel Chassis Sprinter Bottom line is all production. From mercedes-benz of twenty twenty spinners in North America has ceased and no new sprinter diesel vans or even the cut-away Kassy's are being released at this point. The problem is not. There's nothing wrong with Mercedes. There's nothing wrong with the engine. But the problem is is bureaucratic it's caused by the US Environmental Protection Agency which has told Mercedes eighties that it needs to recertify. It's twenty twenty models to make sure they meet EPA emission control standards. Now there's no again there's no the problem with the engine which is pretty much identical to the two thousand nineteen spinner which already got the Emission control approval But the need to recertify file those engines and then test them is delaying production And I'm told for months in fact the earliest. I've occurred that the process I says is expected to be complete and when he twenty chassis is being shipped to manufacturers isn't until April of twenty twenty so if you have a twenty twenty. RV An order. You know this or you've been told it's been delayed It's not coming anytime soon. some manufacturers Do have a supply of twenty nine thousand nine sprinters which themselves were delayed a year ago but nobody's building on the twenty twenty sprinter chassis and apparently won't be for some time the the diesel ones it's a it's a big issue for all the North American. RV manufacturers that use this Brenner and it's also one reason why the Ford Transit is rapidly becoming the small motor home chassis of choice for many RV makers There are no such issues shoes with The Ford Transit except indirectly I suppose that the twenty twenty. Four transit. Jesse's is is growing so fast that I wouldn't be surprised to see them Hard to come by soon either This big changes coming on the twenty two thousand Ford transit including gas. RV Chassis and all wheel drive. Which I think is going to be huge? That all wheel drive capability and really sounds. Sounds Awfully Nice. And so Listen why expect big things out of the Ford Transit Jesse I'm really Encouraged by what I see that Ford is coming up with Jesse and obviously so are the manufacturers especially if they can get their hands on him but the sprinters man. There's a lot of frustration there. All right Questions we love to get sure questions and you can email them in this mike at RV lifestyle dot com or a better yet that voice mail message that we want you to use the tells. You boondock implants..
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"The most popular youtube. RV channels out there and mark and Trish Rush Share the joys and challenges of RV life with teenagers today. We're going to talk about education on the road. Earning an income as a fulltime. RV Traveler and getting along having fun experiencing all the joys that come from the RV lifestyle. We're delighted to have mark and Tricia on the program and you hear him in the interview. The week segment coming up in just a few minutes. Plus we got lots of your questions some comments and much much more but I my lifelong traveling companion and my bride Jennifer. Hi My dear. Hello Michael and here. We are a week before Christmas. Can you believe it how time flies and I've been baking cookies. The past past couple of days and spent the last few hours decorating them with our daughter. Wendy and our two granddaughters. While on. Rachel do you know how good the house smells. I mean for for somebody who is on a candied any carbohydrates. Do you know that those Christmas sugar cookies smell like. I'm glad I've had to this. PODCAST podcast to work on all day writing and getting ready so How many? How many did you guys decorate up there? I can't believe how you fill the whole table able with them. I in fact I'm going to have to put a photo on the show notes page but man. They're going to be hard for me to resist. And you know the secret is just having one or maybe two two dozen you know. Meanwhile though we'd better let everybody know about the schedule this episode is being released. Wednesday December eighteenth since we release our podcast on Wednesday. The next Wednesday is Christmas Day. And we want you to know we will still be here with the podcast. We were thinking of taking it off but Somebody who opinion I value a lot said that in terms of podcast the time between the middle of December we're and the first of the year is the biggest growth period for podcast because people have a little more time on their hands so okay and besides we have a great interview for next week. We've been interviewing many of the RV leading influencers of different RV channels. That are out there today. Of course she'll meet mark and Tricia last week. We had a heath who with his wife. Eliza have the RV entrepreneurs Mark Trish today with. Keep your daydream one next last week. I'm really excited to announce that we will have our special guests caroline rows of Caroline's. RV Life which is a very popular. Youtube I'm channel that chronicles Caroline's RV boone docking adventures. And she'll talk about are being when you're all alone a solo traveler. You're going to really enjoy meeting her. And you're not gonNA WANNA miss that episode and that will be out on Christmas Day And yes we will also have a podcast. The following Wednesday to which is January first or New Year's Day and for the New Year's Day podcast. We need your help for that. podcast you we do. We need you if they don't call in there won't be a podcast. That's right only yeah come to think of it. There might not be one whether you guys call in. We need you to call call in our voicemail number and share your twenty twenty bucket list plans with us. Tell us where you WANNA go in your RV next year. And why you you can share as much or as little as you want. But we need to hear from you. Will edit all the voice mail responses together and share them as a master. RV lifestyle twenty twenty bucket list now to make that episode.
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"Florida and drive it off yourself and enjoy some time Florida while you're at it sunshine state a RV's Has the the largest selection of US small motor homes in North America. Now getting a used motorhome in good condition is is not easy. There is is particularly the class. B B pluses there in very short supply. You'll find more of them. WELL-CARED-FOR WELL-MAINTAINED Gone to one hundred and seventy two point inspection to make sure everything is in top condition. You'll find more like that at Sunshine State. RV's than anywhere else else in North America. Now if you're looking for new. RV's they sell all the popular brands. They have in stock right now. The most popular Class B in North America the Winnebago Trovada they have that in stock. The WINNEBAGO era. They have the coachman beyond they have beautiful class. B coaches from the American Patriot The fleetwood Iraq. And more. If you're looking for any kind of an RV check them out at sunshine state RV'S DOT com. Um You can go online. Look at their inventory. Give them a call knowing again that they really put their used and new vehicles to a an elaborate inspection. The system they road tests the used wants to make sure they run and drive the way they should they go over the interior justice entirely as they do the outside. Every component turned on tested. You can trust them sunshine state. RV'S DOT com time now for off the beaten path. Army it probably. Here's and here's our regular off the beaten path correspondence. Tom and Patty Birket. Hi Mike and Jennifer. It was early fall and we were headed to Algonquin provincial. Park to meet some friends for a few days of exploring this immense Canadian median park. We'd been staying at harvest host locations. The past few nights an apple orchard a winery and a Maple sugaring house tonight it was a microbrewery three a favorite stop for rafters along one of those wild Canadian rivers. We called ahead as is the custom. And we're told that yes. We were welcome to stay but the riverside location had closed for the season so there would be no delicious craft beer for us to enjoy. We opted to drive a few miles farther to their other location for dinner and some entertainment before returning to the Riverside to spend the night along the way we pass through the town of renfrew and noticed signs for the Renfrew Fair. Since we've been disappointed by fair we decided to spend a day or two checking it out and arrived the next morning at the gate pull on through and park anywhere. You like said the gatekeeper deeper. So we did slipping into a spot just below the grandstand and next to the arena as we walked the fairgrounds stopped into the office to say. Hello when I told them we were from the states and might like to spend the night we were told we could stay right where we were parked and given a pass for the rest of the fear. So we wouldn't have to pay again. You do have to love that Canadian. Yeah maybe in hospitality the arena on this day was featuring wagon races teams of up to six draft horses each weighing about a ton pulled colorful wiggins and a timed race around the track. The thunder produced by those teams was truly earthshaking and we marveled as team after team rumbled by after the six horse. Teams came four horse teams and then to horse teams then pony teams pulling smaller wagons friends and family hooted and cheered from the stands stands Downing Cokes and icees countless plates of Putin the afternoon war on and we retired to the camper for a nap right there in the middle of the fair the evening was cool and just a bit breezy and we sat in our front seats with the windows down to enjoy a full view of the evening concert at the grand. Stand the next morning we were up early to wander.
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"On RV podcast, we ask you at the beginning of the program is your RV overweight. That's one of the more important topics that we discuss where we ran into a couple of friends of ours, James and Steph from the fit RV. There's a bunch of a suite call yourselves the RV couples that are out there in different RV's. They happen to be a winnebago Trovato and it's kind of fun. Many of us now know each other and we, we crisscrossed the country. We run into each other at various events. We met Stephan James at the Hershey RV show a couple of weeks ago up in Hersi, Pennsylvania. We sat him down. We got talking about the importance of having a fit RV and other words, make sure your RV's not overweight way your RV to make sure that it fits within the safe levels and then also about being fit our viewers about maybe getting rid of some of that. Unwanted weight that living on the road can easily put on. I think you're going to enjoy this conversation with our friends, James, and Steph from the fit RV. So it is so much fun to run into friends and people we follow on YouTube and do the same thing that's come companies. It's more fun than seeing the RV sometime indeed. So you guys the fit RV we had you on the podcast on your. Yeah. Tell us what's up with you guys these things. Where have you been where you going? What excites you about this RV lifestyle? We all share. Let's see. So I think since we were on your podcast, we did an RV trip to Europe. We we are around in the Alps for a couple couple of weeks. The RV show there in Germany. We got a cat. So that's been a whole new world for RV with a cat. Is it changes everything. Did you ever give our with the dog now. I don't know how to reference with a cat, does they're much more self sufficient than they are, but you know how you can let your dog out. Take your dog for a walk. And the dog loves to go out for a walk. Our cat doesn't love to go out much. Do the cat on a leash and harness and try to take Bill some phony stairs. We started in very young and so he actually does pretty well both in the RV. You know, some cats put him in vehicle. He doesn't do that. You just, you know, sacks out and goes to sleep. Right. And the litterbox challenge though, too, with the dog, you don't have to worry about having litterbox in the rig. And so that's been a challenge for us. We're in a camper van and we're already space challenged, figured it out after did a Kate space for that with you guys are in a would've Trevatt Travolta we are b. So we kinda share that background and still amazed at love. The title of your of your own to fit are. James, you kinda concentrate on the fit RV as a vehicle, right? And Stephanie course you are fitness on the road. That we can be honest with and say is not shared by most view. That's I think there's a lot of reasons for that. It's really hard when we're out of our routine when we're on the road, everything's dynamic and every day is changing, and but when we're home in the sticks and bricks, we have a routine. So fitness easier thing to do when you're in a stable setting. But on the road, it just throws all that out window and it's hard to keep fitness vocals that whole vacation mindset that comes into play to or out in the RV I'm on vacation. I'm gonna. I'm gonna eat that, you know, and you wouldn't do that at home. But you know, if you think about it, you wouldn't you say, I'm on vacation. I'm not gonna take my blood pressure medication. You wouldn't do that. So you just need to think of it a little bit..
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"Hey, everybody we're in Elkhart Indiana, and we are attending an annual event called RV open house now not open to the public. It's just dealers and people who sell RV's and buy directly from the factory. They're the ones who are here and this really is a big deal. It is estimated they will buy order over two billion dollars with vehicles. Elkhart Indiana is the RV capital of the world more than eighty percent of global RV productions base throughout this area. That means if you see an RV rolling down the road anywhere in the world, chances are it was built in or around Elkhart and the place is booming. The jobless rate is close to zero. That's because the industry is building and selling RV so fast that it can't keep up. RV manufacturers here have nine thousand five hundred job openings right now that they are. Looking for people to fill technology plays a major part in our v. innovation these days and an RV open house. Something called watt was unveiled by road track and the Irwin Heimer group that takes off the grid boondock ING style camping to a whole new level is this. So this is the better charter but as hybrid power system. So what it does is keep your batteries topped up draw the evening just like you consider normal generator. However, it runs on a fuel, so so we have a propane powered fuel cell at the heart of it. And I've ever piece incorporates solar parents so we can actually run on solar in he'll psalm and depending on how solar situation set up at that time evening or whatever they feel sold kick on and filling the gaps. So what does this mean to me in my RV out dean doc in the middle of nowhere. So it means to get power when you need it. Quietly. So it's running right now and you can't hear it in the background. It's running. Now it's running right now and you can't hear it in the background be getting no generator emissions, so you can actually breathe the exhaust. It's safe so quiet clean safe, and it runs when you need it. So you don't have to go start your generator, such generator off. It's just working all the time in the background. So when you need power and your batteries need to be topped off, they will start up top them off and shut itself. Beckons propane. Does it use when you know this. This runs at a third of pounded. Our so twenty pound girl tank that you could get it any community or run for about sixty hours. If you need less power, we actually can turn down and use less fuel. So that could even go further if you're not using full power and how does it working junction with solo. So what we do is we monitor the battery bay the entire time, and so we determined when the battery Bank isn't sufficiently being charged by solar, we're able to augment that. Heading the fuel..
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"I mean, we're looking right out the windows. There is the toll roll the highway eighty. Ninety of the big east west route. You're right off of that. What can what? How long people spend here? What's what's what's recommended on? Because many times you know, we get a place like this. We only I was taken our off and you can't see it now. No, we we say figured on two to two and a half hours on an average. Now, there are people that will go through it. Then hour and a half. There are people that will spend all day here and if they do and they want in their in an RV we actually allowed to stay in the parking lot so you can own doc in the well, that's you can boondock if you get here too late to go through the museum. And that happens a lot because people come from the west, they don't realize we're on east coast time. So they get here four. Well, that's fine. Already in we close at five. So we said, that's okay. You can just stay in our parking lot commend in the morning and they do that is great and then but we it's all dry camping, but it's it's very nice. Well as well. As I said, we're going to do video. So all the folks. Listen, this podcast just go to our RV lifestyle channel on YouTube. You'll see that video gives us a couple of days to put it together, but what excites you these days about the RV industry? Darrel Sears tell us why? What excites you and guess Elkhart? What are the trends you're seeing. What what what excites me is is the continued growth of the industry as a whole. And the fact that twenty years ago the industry had the foresight to start the go RV program and and the guardian program was to make people aware of the lifestyle of the RV industry and the fact that it's a family industry and it's, you know, it's it's it's a nice clean, really fun type industry to be in. And with that gore Evine the RV industry is survived at least four recessions that I've lived through myself and to see the industry bounceback every time and continue to grow. And last year it produced over five hundred thousand RV's this year it will produce over about five hundred forty thousand arby's and and and really what's what's needed. Is the fact that it cares about its customers and the fact that it put a million units into the. In into the universe of RV's that are out there. They said we need to do something to train more technicians. We don't have enough technicians. So Garvey n- which is RV DA an RV. I a RV Dealers Association, the RV industry associates, right? They've now taken some of the Garvin money and they've set ten million dollars a side to build a tech center to train technicians to for for RV dealers to hire to make sure that that when the customer gets his RV and you know there's problems with everything from time to time. So you need technicians that know how to diagnose and fix problems. And to me, that's that's exciting because I think that's what's going to to make this industry. It's already over one hundred years old, and I think it's gonna last forever. I applaud everybody for doing that. That is probably the biggest problem. We have found our. Seven years covering this lifestyle is the lack of technicians. They're hard to find before we let you go, and we hit out at our rest of our podcast. I want to.
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"Now for a couple of years, and I keep hearing great things about those who have shopped at sunshine state RV's, Nick and the crew there go out of their way to fit you with the perfect RV. They sell brand new road track RV's Heimer RV's Coachman Clasby RV's they, they specialize in in mostly class bees. They have some class sees they have a ton. In fact, I would say they have the large. Number of used Clasby RV's that you'll find on a lot anywhere in North America. They have specialized for years in in finding used class Bs and then putting him in tiptop shape and selling them to people, and they still do their parking lots filled with a great great class as you new and used. The thing that impresses me about these guys is how they go. They put everyone of those RV's through a very thorough one hundred seventy two point inspection, which they ensure that all of the mechanical and the manual systems are in top condition. They road test every RV that make sure it runs and drives the way it should. They go over the interior just as entirely as they do the outside. Every component at sunshine state RV's is turned on and tested to make sure it works. All of their used RV's thoroughly cleaned, detailed inside and out. They even check the roof. Craxton replace any silicone cracking. So an excel caulking if you are looking for an RV gamma McCall sunshine state, RV's dot com is their website and be sure, and tell him you heard about them on the RV podcast..
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"Around the country at work i see a big selection i'm trying to find a used rv i'd like a class b rv but i can't find them anywhere around i always send in their first because they have the largest selection of used class bees in north america and every new or used road truck class b that they sell is delivered to the customer free anywhere in the country they will deliver that rv rate to you free to your driveway or you can fly down to gainesville and pick it up and then go venture around the florida's well sunshine state rv's dot com is where you'll find that big selection and they have everything from current year wait on back for another decade or so they've got models from rhode trek pleasure way winnebago leisure travel and more they have new road trek motorhomes they have new coachman motorhomes they have new cinetic motorhomes number of new ones as well but you will find so many incredibly well conditioned gently used rv's they're they've all gone to a hundred and seventy two point inspection they make sure that all the mechanical in the manual systems are in top condition they road test every rv they make sure it runs and drives the way it should go over the interior and the outside every component is turned on and tested to make sure it works all of their rv's thoroughly cleaned and detailed inside and out you just go check them out tommy heard about them on the rv podcast though sunshine state rv's dot com.
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"They don't have to because of the technology on today's rv's with solar power with lithium batteries don't even have to go in let's let's face it you're gonna most campgrounds they're so crowded it's so hard to get into a campground that's i'm going to be talking about this owner school in again out there boondock enjoy nature there's so many places to go and it's all just waiting for you hey the interview of the week is brought to you each week by our pals at sunshine state are vs dot com in gainesville florida where every new or used road track motorhome is delivered to the customer free to your driveway anywhere in the country sunshine state rv's you're going to find a huge selection of class b rv's i don't think anyone in north america has more used class bs than sunshine state rv's dot com now if you're looking for a new one they also sell brand new road treks coachman a couple of other class b brands but if you're looking for a used class b which is a great way to get it and get get that depreciation how the way emily else paid for all that and you can find some great bargains unused class classbased maybe you're just trying to get in the first time you know just glaspie rv's are expensive and the best most economical way that's how jennifer and i got in seven years ago we bought a used one and then you kind of work your way up they sell rv's used rv's from nineteen ninety up to just last year so they have all huge variety of them from all of the big manufacturers of classes like road track.
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"Of used class b rv's that you will find anywhere north america if you're looking for a class b from rhode trek pleasure way winnebago leisure travel or or other class b makers if you're looking for a used one sunshine state rv's should be your first stop here i check on their website sunshine state rv's dot com their inventories all posted online they also sell brand new road track clasby rv's as well as coachmen and chinoy can a couple of other brands but they rode trek rv's new us they'll deliver it to your driveway free in you will not find a wider selection of new or use road tracks anywhere else every rv that sunshine state rv sal has been through a very thorough one hundred and seventy two point inspection it which they ensure all of the mechanical and the manual systems are in top condition every rv it's rhode tested to make sure it runs and drives just the way it should they go over the interior as entirely as they do the outside every component turned on tested they make sure it works all their rv's they're used and their new rv's thoroughly cleaned detailed inside and out and on those used rv's they even checked the roof for cracks and then replace any silicone caulking that might be needed you check him out sunshine state our visa dot com telling me her own being talked about on the rv podcasts it's time now for our rv tactic of the week.
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"All day long strolling musicians and new rv's on display tour they also have huge areas filled with vendors who sell just about every kind type of rv appliance accessory you could ever hope to have so the fm has two big international conventions each year the one right now in perry and the next one is up in gillette wyoming in july as we said but the fm ca is made up of various chapters around north america and those chapters hold regional rallies for rv's in their areas in addition to the area rallies and conventions those chapters hold smaller scale rallies and activities throughout the year frequently on weekends they're often organized locally so long trips aren't necessary in every fm chapter develops kind of its own personality and its own ways to have fun often these chapters hold gatherings in conjunction with a notable event or an attraction that chapter members can enjoy in addition to those traditional rally activities like potlucks and campfires some of the chapters are made up of owners of a particular brand of rv for example road trek international is one of the fm as largest chapters it's made up by owners of road track brand motorhomes most other rv manufacturers the brands are also represented with their own chapters in the fm say we'll put a link to the road trek international chapter in the show notes for this episode and you can you can learn more about them the fm say is just one of the big national organizations that hold rallies three others include the good sam club which hold state and provincial rallies across north america escapees r v club which is holding a national rally may twenty seventh through june first.
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"A florida and that is the florida rv super show a dave kelly is ah the longtime marketing director and he joins us with some great tips that are appropriate for whatever rv show wherever it happens to be that you attend so listen up as dave talks a little bit about their uh super show and some of the principles that he shares with people visiting that show or showing your own neighbourhood how to get the most out of your visit to an rv show here's dave kelli what joining us right now is david kelly he is the marketing director for the florida rv trade association a he's a very busy man right now because opening on january seventeen through the twentyfirst the thirty three third annual 2018 florida rv super show this is the big one pride the biggest in the country alot there's a couple of hours shows that are our nipping at the heels but this is probably the the first major of 2018 of the year and it's a it's a great place for us to visit will be doing that but first we thought would ask dave to give us some ideas had how you the rv consumer can now attend to show how do you shop for a new rv dave welcome to the program and um and take us to some of the steps people need to know to be able to effectively use their time at a big rv show like the one you have their in tampa hour by crimean i appreciate it.