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We Tried the Insta-Famous Hanacure Face Mask
"Week. We did a little home experiment for you was slightly traumatic but we are dedicated journalists. You're welcome face or something. Jenny what the hell is gonna tell me. Okay trying hannah cure this morning before i start some meetings at work. I'm going gonna open up a package. That's right we did the hanoch your facial it's called an all in one facial in the box says i'm going to get four octa lift solutions and for octo lift am pupils. See you open it up so the ambulance little glass vials in the solutions in these little pods and then i also have a brush and i do not know what octa lift means but we will find out wanting to try this mask for a while. Because i've seen it on social media. I think saw drew barrymore doing it. If you guys don't know this mask is the one that you put it on and it dries and it makes your skin look really really wrinkled. Like a raisin. The desk has a laundry list of supposed benefits like unclogging pours lifting. And firming opened the calf and empowering the little ampule and combining them now and then re seal it a shake vigorously for twenty seconds gel will form right here. We go to reading using the brush apply gel evenly to face. Then you have to pretend you're a mannequin. No laughing or smiling or blinking. Alas instruction says is fish movements to maximize effects. There's a picture of a woman holding fan and fanning her face. So twenty minutes goes trying not to move my face for twenty minutes. And i gotta figure out something to fan my face with these instructions ending bluefields cold and the shrinkage begins. I can feel it. Kinda starting to tighten a little bit. It's almost twenty minutes in. This thing is very tight. Very excited. To her. And set off it loosely. You are very very creepy. Any other thoughts to share. You talk weird no. I can't really move fish. Do you think this is going to make my skin really luminous kind of before. Now you look terrifying. My seven year old is right. I looked terrifying. I just rinse off my face and it was such a relief started feeling really itchy. So then when. I started putting the water on had to rinse for quite a while to get it off so right after i rinsed off the mask i was definitely khloe. Think it part of it was just the glow of being happy that the mask was off my face but my skin was very smooth. It didn't put on makeup right afterward. But i had the impression that it definitely would be a nice mass to do right before you did put on makeup because everything would would go on very nicely. I didn't have the instructions that said to be prepared for redness. I didn't experience any overall. The percents positive. Although it was a lot to go through to get
"raisin" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty
"Ninety five percent of president. Biden's bill is not going to even be spent until two thousand and twenty two and beyond this is on a corona buyers. bill This this is a left of linen. Neo-socialist wishlist dominion steers. It is chock full of spending porn. They've got money for transit projects and bridges and language preservation. There you go. That's the colorful. John kennedy of louisiana. Senator they're talking about the giant stimulus bill that more and more people are realizing is a democratic wishlist Wanted to do forever. Never let a crisis go to waste. People are in a spending mood. Nobody understands what a trillion dollars means anymore. So let's jam this all through all we. Can you know what we have. King murphy quick before the coronavirus pandemic silver. Because then we won't be able to do it. Yeah sean hit number fifty two for me. This bill is too expensive and too expansive. He listed a lot of things in there and think about this. This is supposed to be a cova bill. Only nine percent of it goes dacoven. What they are doing is telling you. The swamp is back everything you have warned your viewers about before the election is coming true in this bill. Well i don't know about A lot of it but like you know. I read the long article about the school portion. The hundred and thirty million billion dollars The vast majority of which is going to get spent over the next seven years. Of course that first of all they don't need the money to open the schools because there are plenty of schools had opened up without that money and are fine. They don't need the money at all but the fact that it spread out over the next seven years tells you everything you need to know. It's got nothing to do with the freaking kovin suspending syria. I would assume there's a whole bunch of other stuff in there that similar right well as kevin mccarthy put it only nine percent has anything to do with govan. the rest is just spreading money around the only reason. I have any interest in this story. Because i don't really care about celebrity news that much. It's just because. I got railroaded by park ranger once myself. So it makes me mad. So i'm happy to see that bruce springsteen's drunk driving drunk driving reckless driving charges were dropped and he has pled guilty to the least serious charge which was drinking in an area where it was banned and was fined. Five hundred and fifty five hundred and forty dollars you remember the story was he took a shot at akilah sitting on his motorcycle and then the park ranger who has police powers said. If you drive off. I'm giving you a ticket. And he said i'm driving off and he drove off because it's not illegal to have a- shot of booze and drive something but whatever. Evidently it was in that part of the park jack. Jack advocating for lawlessness there. If it's giant rock star doesn't shocking jon. Bon jovi would never behave like that. Now he's down on the dock The coronavirus vaccine is one hundred percent effective. Why don't you know that you should know that. Long article in the atlantic of course long. That's the only thing that ever. No editors no editors never leave anything out. They say Long article in the atlantic in this guy explaining it. i think we're probably downplaying. Just how great these vaccines are the numbers that are most reported in the media the numbers their mission forty didn't headlines are the efficacy numbers for symptomatic infection. So when you see like pfizer. Four percent moderna ninety five percent. Johnson johnson sixty six percent. that's efficacy against symptomatic infection. But disease isn't just infection is about whether you get the disease whether you can transmit the disease and whether it can kill you right. I mean people get common colds all the time. No one cares about that infection. And what makes these vaccines so special. In a way that i think is really downplayed in the press too often is that they are one hundred percent successful in the trials at blocking Hospitalizations and deaths not sixty six not ninety five one hundred percent out of seventy five thousand people that went through these trials for pfizer madera. Astrazeneca johnson johnson. No no one. Zero at seventy five thousand were hospitalized after four weeks and none of them died in that arm of the trial. It's unbelievable shots are miracles. And so when we're deciding between shots. I in a way. Don't want people looking at these headline figures ninety five or sixty six. Look at the number one hundred. That's how effective these are at blocking hostels station deaths so he threw in what all four or five vaccine names there with with that seventy two thousand people having gone through the drought not one hospitalization. Let alone death. Do we not know that. Well you know now if you listen to this show but that's that's big news. That's huge news of course and it changes all basis for all the emergency powers and closures and shutdowns at schools being closed and the rest of it. So it's it's even more important than the health aspect of it. The policy aspect of it is huge Looking up at the good morning. America people in the control group were pretty pissed that they got the placebo. Yeah in those trial. Oh yeah give me the sugar shot. He faster you. i'm looking up. Good morning america. And for some reason they're doing a segment on dating online dating for when the coronavirus ends and you need to start dating again or something. I guess i don't their premises but anyway questions to ask when you start dating ask your new person you're gonna date what type of relationship you're looking for okay. I suppose that's fair rapport. I would. I wouldn't do that right off the bat. But maybe that sort of person what does love to you okay. Rumble at seems like an. We'd can we decide if we like each other even a little bit before we talk about that. This is the question i like. How are you under pressure enduring conflict. I question i would run for the hills under pressure and you almost immediately violent. You wait for them to answer and then you say time to test it and you throw a box of scorpions on. I usually wet myself and flattened my hands and scream. Is that what you're at the answer you're looking for. I go to pieces just completely base. What an odd thing somebody on your first name. Armstrong and getty..
"raisin" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty
"Deuce good for me. Okay at the risk of being guy who cites a three home. Run game Five years ago that stuxnet hack that we unleashed on iran was amazing brilliance and sophistication. Just clever. I hope our game is that good. I hope we have the chinese electric read by the savage in the same way that it would appear that just steer rounded at the very end probably poorly in the same way that they perhaps have ours in their gentle grasp. Why just start over on the metaphor you know really would i really would jack. Let me tell you about one. Hundred and five year old. Lucia declerk the oldest resident of her new jersey nursing home. She tested positive for the chinese bad fever on our hundred and fifth birthday while one day after a second vaccine shot. But she's fine she's feeling good survived the coronavirus and she's back on her well almost back on our feet. I don't know that she's on her feet at age. One hundred and five but Of course when you come across somebody like this. You have to ask. How did you make it to honored. and five. And she has a couple of answers. Don't tune out after the first hands right. The first one is prayer prayer prayer. Fio- i one step at a time. No junk-food gay praying and eating healthy but surviving. Good its own. Yeah basically Well either believe in the god thing or at least meditation and in eat right. Sure lee spirit healthy body. Who could argue with that. And who could argue with this. And really i eat so golden raisins. Run i opener. Ah in the reasons. They you eat raisins a day after it. Since for nine days as housing soaked raisins how long has she been doing hair of the dog. That bit you first thing. In the morning. She said she's eating that each morning for most of her life so she's drunk all day. It wouldn't take a lot of a lot of booze i'm guessing. She weighs eighty bounds legit. How much got much jin can arrays in one of those big golden raisins whole after nine days. Probably a lot. Well how many reasons do you say was nine. That's gonna be like taking a shot. I'm close to take an shot. So she thinks booze every morning. Yeah why not want her. Children and grandchildren call. The ritual is just one of ms de klerk's endearing. Lifelong habits like drinking aloe juice. Straight from the container and brushing her hair. I'm sorry under her teeth with baking soda. She didn't have a cavity until she was ninety. Nine wow Did.
Customers Go Nuts Over Grape Nuts Shortage
"February sixteenth throughout the pandemic we've been discussing shortages ranging from toilet paper to patio heaters. But here's one that's oddly specific grape nuts. That's right the post brand cereal equivalent of tom. Brady in other words. You either love it or you hate it. His missing from many grocery store shelves despite their name grape made from either grapes nor nuts instead. They're hard little balls of malted barley flour whole grain wheat flour salt and dried. Yeast tastes like a mouth full of gravel. That is according to one wall street journal report but whether you eat them with milk or sprinkled over ice or yogurt these tough little nuggets have softened enough to keep the brand going for more than one hundred years but like so many products during the pandemic a combination of supply chain and manufacturing issues have made them tough to come by. Since late last year they're manufactured using proprietary process. That is tough to replicate. The company said in a statement. Usa today and what happens when bran loyalists get wind of a shortage. You know what happens. They start hoarding. Grape nuts fans took to social media and read it to bemoan the loss of their favourite breakfast food and there's even a secondary grape nuts market. You can find boxes on ebay for prices ranging between fifteen and two hundred bucks a piece. It's sister product rape nuts. Flakes is a little easier to find but still facing shortages in some areas post said in a facebook comment that it made changes to its production lineup to ensure that cereals in highest demand were being manufactured i so for those seeking alternatives with sky. High boost of fiber grape nuts provides. The pickings are slim but kellogg's has some options for you. All brand buds are a good alternative. Even though judges in one tampa bay tribune taste test said they looked like quote rabbit pellets Last month kelloggs also introduced a revamped version of its raisin bran cereal with toasted oats added for more fiber in the uk. The company's all brand probiotic odi clusters are marketed as an aide to gut health just before the pandemic the outlook for cereal sales with soft but being cooped
Integrating Omni Channel In Automotive
"Hi everybody welcome to Talking Automotive my and name John is my co-host Sinclair Mark Palvestra . Thanks John. Today we've got Michelle de Novian the chief marketing officer from rhode. Stay in the us at right. Sta are omni channel digital platform for the auto industry dealerships and michelle. Hsieh's some very powerful information with the insights that have that she saying from the covid situation change and move to more digital transactions of more importantly h transaction is different sets not just a pure one hundred percent digital plight it is interacting digital with the dealership experience and actually improving efficiencies with the sales put units unit sold per south consultant has moved from ten units units and customer satisfaction has increased significantly some very powerful information that she shares all support bossom. Very strong data is fascinating for me. Is that the sales price as Longer linear where thousand works with one. Customer from beginning to end delivers a vehicle. He's not working with multiple customers at different touch points. And it's happening in the customers on tomek when the dealerships close very exciting think. This is the way things are going to and such. It's a really with listen for this jump into talking automatic analysis identification and implementation of profit opportunities for the automotive ak system with thirty years experience in logistics and started the out locations in five major shrines. Cities breakout fleet services is an independent. Division of prayer services offering specialty flake. That's for commercial applications ranging from simple try and taiba statements to fully bespoke service body and accessory installation with quality issued safety compliance and standardization of vehicle builds. Breakout fleet. services are a premia in one solutions provider for commercial vehicle fleet operators leasing companies and original equipment manufacturers for further information on. How breakout fleet. Services can assist in solving your commercial vehicle fit aetna aids. Please visit pre-cut dot com dadu and click on the link to flight services. John talked about Just yesterday assist really powerful stuff that really raise the as the way we way we need to go as a as a as an industry in. That's what you guys in the adoption in the. Us is much faster than bank. This is us. He still thinking that online listings. For years cazes a good thing in a net cutting edge raisin haram do you to have the omni channel and what is on the channel that main the word is out there but that really comprehend. What does that make I was having a conversation with a Dealer here in the states earlier today. We're doing some research on sort of their they're buying journey for digital retailing. And it's interesting to hear how the progressive dealers have been all about. You know how do i. How do i modernize customer experience. And that seems to be where a lot of people were leading the conversation in their own organizations until covid. And then everybody's like oh wait this could be really great for productivity to hours talking hats. Never like that immediate hurt. You know that we're all responding to but it's that moment that's sort of what the omni channel steph. I think brings Beaches what we've what would they added. That way would be spending a lot of time. Educating not to seal us but even just people who worked within the ends that would be countless thomas guys for different organizations and you'd have to read trying not retrying but just get people up to speed. This is how dealer works. You'd get inflexible. A williams were really good at bringing. Fm cj to into the auto industry but then the deal is wouldn't were liked to the principal's side. We found that we would spend all his time. Just got through. This is had the business thinks this is how consumers upright at mrs Comes but just a reeducate but then the downside also is that there were people now games. That are so blinking into thinking. This is just how estimate and something new comes in nightcap. adjust to it with a whether it's a pivot or even just a mind move The thought patented by should go down that road because now we've always done so therefore we must do it this way. So you Al mission if you like without series is to it's one of enlightenment But this one. Also you'll come as i should with with david that was an autograph mesa. Yes gotta get shell on on the shire to give your insights and your expertise because the journey that use shea is the journey that many needs to be undertaking Oh actually i should have been undertaking five years ago. But if you're not on that right now you hear it's yeah it's it's tough. I think that. I know we talked to mike. About how the pandemic has been a bit shorter of a time period for you guys than it is here at this in the states but i think it was a forcing function for the future so that was a big wake up call. Thank for even dealers here. I don't think it's just internationally. I think in general change is hard and it's hard to contemplate in until after requirement. You know there's a lot of people that will just sort of sit
Are Probiotics Ready for Practice?
"My first faculty position was a minority turkeys was introduced a college in dublin and was a gastroenterologist. They're not keeling was a very good friend of mine. He persuaded me that. The brain got access was relevant in relation to psychiatric illness at that time. Dopey really considered microbes within the got to be relevant in relation to the brain got access. And when i came back to cork seventeen or eighty years ago. A group of micro biologist and gastrologist decided that they're going to set up a new at brain got institute which we set up so i was involved in setting it up and at that stage. People thought michael might be important in relation to the brand. It wasn't at all clear so we begun researching the area. And i've been working in that area now for the past seventeen eighteen years. I'm a psychiatrist. And i decided at the very beginning that if we were going to engage in this research that we are going to publish the best journals out there because it's an emerging discipline. There's a certain degree of skepticism. About self our initial publications would have been been john peony s to the nineteen nineties. The general sense i got was that the brain is protected from the rest of the body by a tight web called the blood brain barrier other than stroke and a crane disorders and a few infections. There wasn't much that got in their back then. Psychopharmacology was all about synoptic festivals and neurotransmitters. But things have changed one landmark that stands out to me was two thousand thirteen. That was when dr trolls raisins group at emory published. The first randomized controlled trial of a medication that treats depression without even crossing the blood brain barrier. How did it work with saudi getting into the brain. The thought was that it treated depression. By reducing inflammation in the body. The medication was to the crisis factor antagonised inflexible and worked for treatment resistant depression but only in those who had elevated markers of inflammation like crp. You're probably not going to be using inflexible matt in everyday practice because it has to be given. Iv among other things but in this journal we featured a few articles lately on how to treat depression by reducing inflammation and dr dina's work on probiotics and the mind gut connection is one of them. But first let's hear from dr dean about what the gut microbiome is. The god microbiome is essentially the collection of micro organisms within the intestine. Now the majority of them are in the large in stein and the beat assed volume is carried bacteria. Now there are obviously viruses and fungi. There there are a variety of microbes. But we've largely focused on bacteria the golden microbial over navarine adult like you are. I is at least a kilo gram and weight. So it's it's quite a large wage. It's it's pretty much the same way. As the human brain really traditionally. We've always taken the view that their commencement. They don't do anything any harm there. There we feed them because we feed these bacteria as well but it really is only one in the last fifteen years that people have begun to realize that in fact there really is a synergistic relationship between these microbes and dos and was we might feed them that they in turn produce chemicals that our brain and other organs in our body absolutely choir how these gut bacteria influence the brain when i think they influence the brand in a variety of ways that be one of our database of boll is big areas of research over. The years is trying to anything. There are lots of unknown questions but the narva security very important majority. It's a long meandering nerve. It sends signals from brain. To got it sends signals from the brain we showed in taper in peony s their own twelve years ago. That sir microbes could only communicate with the brain. Is the vegas nerve was intact. So we did a gossipy in an animal. The microbe couldn't communicate with the brain. So the vegas nerve has very important author important.
Storytellers: Lorraine Hansberry
"Today's storyteller was a playwright and activist. Who stories centered. African american working class families despite tragically short career. She became the first black woman to have a play produced on broadway half a century later her work remains one of the most celebrated snapshots of black struggles and black joy. Here's the story of lorraine hands berry lorraine hands berry was born on may nineteenth nineteen thirty on the south side of chicago. Her father carl. Augustus was a prominent figure. Within the city's black community having founded one of the first african american banks growing up lorraine and her three older siblings played host to a number of famous people including langston hughes. Wabc boys duke ellington and olympic gold. Medalist jesse owens. Despite their middle class status and cultural connections the hands berries were still subject to chicago's deeply ingrained. Housing segregation agreements known as restrictive covenants were widespread throughout the city. White property owners could collectively agree not to sell to african americans. This practice created a ghetto known as the black belt which ran through the south side when lorraine was eight years old. Her father secretly bought a home. In one of the so-called restricted heads in nineteen thirty seven when the family moved in a white mob attacked a brick was thrown through the window narrowly missing lorraine the local homeowners association filed an injunction for the hands berries to vacate lorraine her siblings were chased spat and beaten during their walks to and from school the supreme court of illinois doubled down on the legality of the restrictive covenant. And the hands. Berries were forced out of their home eventually the. Us supreme court overruled this ruling on a technicality. Thirty blocks subsequently opened up to black families across the south side while this ruling and the hands fight did not outlaw restrictive covenants. It did signal. The beginning of the end for the practice lorraine attended. Chicago's englewood high school where she became interested in theatre. She initially attended the university of wisconsin. Where she cut her teeth with the communist party but left after two years in one thousand nine hundred fifty lorraine moved to new york to be a writer by nineteen fifty one lorraine had found a home in harlem and began socializing with many of the great thinkers who had once visited her family back in chicago. She started writing for paul robeson freedom a progressive newspaper at a protest against racial discrimination at new york university lorraine met robert number off a jewish writer. They married at her family home in chicago. In nineteen fifty three in nineteen. Six robert co wrote the hit song. Cindy oh cindy it's prophets allowed lorraine to stop working to focus on writing. She began developing a play that she initially called. The crystal stair langston hughes poem mother to son she would later changed the name to a raisin in the sun. This too was from a langston hughes poem called harlem. What happens to a dream deferred. Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun or faster like a sore and then run a raisin in the sun centers on a black working class family in chicago south side as they try to improve their financial situation. The patriarch of the family has died and a ten thousand dollar insurance payout is imminent they the money to buy a house in the cheaper all white neighborhood nearby to they use it to invest in a liquor store and education lorraine based many of the characters on the families who rented from her father and with whom she attended high school the cast safer one character was entirely black lorraine was in her twenties and the play itself dealt with racism life in chicago's black belt and the pain of assimilation into white culture topics that were considered risky for the predominantly white theater. Going crowd it took over a year to raise enough money to put the play up. When it debuted in nineteen fifty-nine a raisin in the sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on broadway and the first to be led by an african american director lorraine was twenty nine years old. The play was an almost instant. Hit the new york drama critics circle named it. The best play of the year just five months after its broadway debut arisen in the son of in london's west end in nineteen sixty one. A film starring much of the original cast was released and several of the actors received golden globe. Nominations perhaps the most important element of the play success was that entailing box stories. Lorraine also make theater accessible and previously unimaginable ways as the writer. James baldwin noted. I had never in my life seen so many black people in the theater and the reason was that never before in the entire history of the american theatre had so much of the truth of black people's lives and seen on the stage. Black people had ignored the theatre because the theatre had always ignored them lorraine would go on to finish in stage. Just one other. Play the sign in sidney bruce. Deans window about a jewish intellectual the play which explored themes of homosexuality and the bohemian lifestyle. Debuted to mixed reviews in nineteen sixty four. It ran for just over one hundred performances closing on january twelfth. Nineteen sixty five. That's same day. Lorraine hanbury died of pancreatic cancer. She was thirty four years old. After lorraine's death. Her ex husband robert had several of her plays produced posthumously to be young gifted and black became an autobiographical work. Drawing on lorraine's letters interviews and journal entries the title came from a nineteen sixty four speech of lorraine's when she spoke to the winners of a united negro fund writing competition. She said speech though. It be thrilling marvellous thing to be merely young and gifted in such times it is doubly so w dynamic to be young gifted and black
Goodbye to Alcohol - Series 3 - Episode 10 - Mary Anne Shearer - the Natural Way - burst 01
"It was his guys talking roland hydra one year and end the sky was the and he came up to me after he said like. I'm here to help me recover from alcoholism. I don't want to rehab. I've just come to detox. My buddy what. Can i do to stop caving. Alcohol acid right. This is what you gotta do. Every morning you get up and you have as much fruit and a nice handful of narrow nuts or seeds with just eat as much food as you can stuff. Your face doesn't have to be early in the morning but it must be a first meal of the day and eat as much as it. If it's a box of mangoes and eat the box of mangoes op done that. Eaten a box magazine taya watermelon. And you might do that for three months and eventually what happens. Is you end up eating one mango in. It's really sweet sausage. I into stuff your face. Full of lucas. In every natural glucose fresh fruits nuts every time. You crave alcohol. Just reach out for some dates or some raisins or even like a hundred percent pure grape juice or you know have sparkling grape juice. It satisfies your cells needs for glucose that craving will stop welcome to goodbye to alcohol about calls from wealth without wine with you. Want to say goodbye to alcohol. Revie said goodbye. Twelve called over the on just so this is the podcast few. We've got recovery stories to in spy experts to inform you plenty of advice on how to drink and change your life. Hello hello and welcome to the good. By twelve coal podcast. My name is john goran. I'm the founder of wealth without wine. And i'm your host for this podcast. My hero wealth without wine we help people to change their relationship with alcohol over the past five years. We've helped hundreds of people to do just that and we created world without wind because we believe it's really really halt to change your drinking alone so wealthed without wine wit all about community each week we're going to feature a community voice just to give you a flavor of the also. Try his somebody from one of Subgroups hello everyone. So i have a little friday when which happened last night Myself my family celebrated thanksgiving with our american bamiyan states Remotely and it was the first time in twenty-six days at i would becoming face to face with an actual bottle of wine so i was a bit concerned and i knew that i had to have some safety precautions. Set in place for myself. So i had my phone Close by me. So i could contact group if i needed to My also got some alcohol free wine that was recommended by this group and And the support of my family so my mom and i enjoyed some lovely alcohol free wine. Which actually wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. We served at super chilled and it was actually super delicious and refreshing. We skype with a family overseas headed delicious meal and i didn't have a drop of alcohol And then at the end of the evening we weren't bid. I finished off my class of savvy. Rich in the candlelight listening to some chile music Went to bid and the biggest one of all was waking up this remembering exactly what happened last night and without a headache I'm super proud of myself. Never ever in a million years thought that this was possible. But it did it and today is day. Twenty-seven machine all a fabulous wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world if huge cut to join our woman welcoming community and get a bit of support. Just go to weld without wind dot com and click on the membership top. So let's get my guest today into being a lady who's pretty well known here in south africa. Her name is maryanne sheera now. Maryanne is a woman before had time. She wrote a book called the natural way more than twenty years ago. An only now is the way of life. She advocates going mainstream on apart from being an author. Marianne is a motivational speaker. And she runs a very successful pekan restaurant as well as running natural health programs. I'll begin by asking maryanne satele to bit about herself. I had serious health problems which included being bipolar had kids at had ear infections tonsillitis runny noses that was high blood pressure so we had these kind of. I call him normal health problems because it wasn't like the big three cancer heart disease diabetes. It was just all like niggly stuff that was affecting our relationships and was affecting the way we functioned from day to day. And i have always been interested in the human body i prob- i might have become a doctor. But i'm i'm glad i didn't because it made me look for answers and other places so i was fascinated with the human body studied physiology anatomy and chemistry in the sciences and i was fascinated with the how the human body worked. So we're not. We started having these problems and we were being treated traditional medical way with anti anti-inflammatories and antihistamines for a head allergic dermatitis. On my hands and the kids with antibiotics just didn't make any sense because nobody actually got well. all it doesn't seem to do is suppress symptoms. And then they'd come back two weeks later. I saw the athol up. Gotta find answers. This was long. Before the era of google that really dates meet And just go and do a search on google. And the closest i've got to google was on several occasions sneaking into the fits medical library in johannesburg and he are trying to find says there and looking at books in the archives and just like nobody really had answers to my questions had to find the myself now. I really believed because i could see the. You'll buddy actually repays itself if you cut your finger to paint it stop. You don't need to go and you know cost a spillover it or go to the doctor. My fingers cut itself. Please can drug. I mean unless you chopped to finger off you'd want to beg on but just a cut finger. Paper cut irritate you. It hurts but you it just eventually repays itself and and if you study the human body like a did you find out that the liver you can actually cut off your liver out. Remove it entirely donated to somebody else. Give the small lobe to somebody else in the big global grow and then you've donated your smaller that logo groesbeck like this is the most amazing thing and yet when it comes to lever cancer you told is no cure for it. You're going to die while you would because you're going to be given all these drugs and you live a second will just get sick and pick up than you will die so i was looking for ways to correct the looking for the causes and then ask trying to fix the causes. I did find that. Nutrition made a huge difference. When i changed my diet. Took after find sugar and my by pella symptoms when my crazy periods of manic unbelievable highs. We are could take on the world. And i was going to change the world and i'm actually by nature very idealistic person and my mission in life is i want to change the world. One person at a time. I want to get them healthy enough. Got the goal to reach. A million people wrote a book called the natural way it came out in nineteen. Ninety-one was a runaway bestseller according to the publishers and it sold as i say of three hundred thousand copies it's been published in the united states. The funny thing is it seems to be taking of now first published in the states in two thousand five fifteen years not getting traction. So it's like if it does take off and i happened to reach the new york times. Basically nobody can ever say was an overnight success at this pathetic years. So you're a woman before your time. Someone emission to really help people if i can get rid of my bipolar symptoms and be completely sane And and thinks straight and have a brain in and and bow bowels and bladder that works properly all the time and be living in that sweet spot of health than anybody can do it. Because i had terrible problems. Janet listening to all calls from weld without wine. Marianne take me about you just mentioned alcoholic parents. It that intrigued me wondering if that was one of the reasons why you want it to research to health unle- to healthier lifestyle was that of a trigger. I think it. I think it was. I think you know even mentioned to some one time that i want to try to get drunk when us fourteen and jank moms cara pheno one and didn't like the way i felt i felt out of control and i think that sense of not being in control of my immediate environment and i wouldn't say i'm a control freak but i needed to be common working properly and audley at the sense of order i think that comes from growing up in the chaos of alcoholic appearance at home and my mom was a party animal. She was functional alcoholics. She could party all night and go to work the next day in absolutely fine my father however party will not and he wouldn't work for six months and that was you know he'd worked for six months and then not work for six months to a year or two years so we grew up with that sort of chaotic and then my parents got divorced because my mother said she had four kids anita fifth one. My father married. Somebody was crazy as he was. You know do things like pour petrol over my stepmother and threatened sitter a lot this crazy stuff that chaos does makes you want to live an ordinary that the thing. That really got to me when i was a kid. My mom had this medical encyclopedia. And i would pour over at the age of four hundred. All these gory. Pictures of people as innocent large thyroid landed was like the size of pumpkin and the knicks and these open ruins and at sit there and cringes kind of not. Wanna look at them. But it's fasten. The human body fascinated me from a very early age. My mom was kind of forward thinking as much as she was a party animal. She told us we couldn't chew gum or drink. Physical because our brains would fry and and we went lottery comic books either. So i had the sense of trying to do the right thing I think it also grows up with you know you grow up with a parent. That's a bit narcissistic. i think. Alcoholism in a sense is a narcissistic habit. Because you just carrying about a million myself. And i'm trying to numb my pain. You know not thinking about the responsibilities of life you know growing up with it. I had the saints. That i wanted to please my mom and do the right thing so i was considered the goody. Two shoes in the family just always trying to do the right thing in an nfl had to take it back to pregnancy was a need to just have off in my life Feel like yeah. Things went as chaotic. As they've seen. We moved a lot as kids. You know doing a geographic alcoholic. Parents do that things. Don't work you just move somewhere else. Yeah i've i've come across two different reactions when people have Parents they are do what she did. And react against the kale. Some won't control an order in their life all they they tend to say well. You know sin family. I'm bound to be that as well and then kinda give up unsolved drinking as well so Is that been your experience as well. Do you think people tend to go. A different one of two was party. Animal ended in two brothers. That partied hard. I mean they crashed a few calls when they were aided. And that god they've grown up and grown out of it and They've so but very working my two brothers especially very sober and very hard working And and i just think. I think what you you learn the learned behavior sydney. I look at myself is it. I may not have been addicted to alcohol. But as very addicted to sugar so ahead addictive side to me that anita to the sugar made me feel good in that space. So i suppose in a sense. I was doing much what people do with alcohol when us feeling unhappy or was feeling sad or on feeling like a done something. Well i would reward myself or console myself with suga whether it was fragile candy or cake. So is scream. It didn't really matter how much as i said. Even propane sugar staying out of the sugar bowl. As i got older. I became health conscious. South for made fudgy using brown sugar. That was really good. But you're that that that needs that sense of of you don't you you know parents at properly as if you growing up in an alcoholic home so you learn. The navy is that that it's a k. To satisfy yourself for full let need with a something in a with some people it could be gambling. All pornography will with made was shook end and food as a compulsive overeater. And the only reason we're glad clinically obese of always been physically active and and if i was not eating properly and exercising. I wouldn't ever sleep. I would. And i think that looking at having dealt with so many people in our family and with people have met of the years that alcohol sometimes puts people to sleep just eventually knocks you out so eventually do sleep when you're very active brain not taught how to look off draw brain. How what does alcohol do to bring. What is caffeine due to the brain so one minute drinking coffee over here and then that's like over stimulating central noticing. Make all your nerve cells five. Ab rapidly and then you'd having alcohol too. Because that's a natural depressant than you take the to calm you down and put you to sleep and then you wake up the next morning and you hung oversee start with the coffee again in the brain goes into overdrive. Then you would lots of sugar into the coffee. So you just getting on this treadmill and i think i think if we were taught the staff about how everybody body reacted to sit and things from when we were kids. Part of the reason assorted school is that we would understand how our body worked and figure stuff out pretty soon and make good choices. But that's me probably being idealistic as well if you were talking to someone. That was drinking super too much. They weren't really aware of what it was doing to that office. That brains. what what would you tell them. How would you summarize the home that it does to us. Gee i'm the first thing we know. Is it really damages the central nervous system in the brain. And we've now these quite a lot of research showing that parkinson's disease which michael j. fox got a really young age and he has a. He was a big drinker. Huge drinker everything. I've read on him. The alcohol played a big role in. He's laughing was younger. That can damage your central nervous system. and it doesn't do it alone. Units alcohol and sugar and bed diets and bed living but alcohol plays a huge role in that. It really affects a whole lot of things affect your central nervous system in your brain so you don't handle stress well and lacewell you handle stress. The more you're going to drink because it numbs you. Eugenic feel you can just numb yourself. you stop feeling in dozen courage assistant behavior because it becomes all about my feelings and my stress and my money to numb in. I mean we all know this. We would go without food in a hassle appearance drink and i've seen it in other families. The mother a single mumble drink because she's lonely or because she feels a failure whatever. Her reasons are and there'll be no food in the fridge. Another normal alcoholic friggin. Look on his nets moke in there in a piece of cheese. And that's about it if you lackey Most just don't have food in them. And i know as kids if they was cheese enough ridge. We would flatness in like half an hour because he's a no win. The food was going come which didn't help but encourage things like a compulsive over eating so a central nervous system and that's the one side the other side that in a fix and impacts really badly as the indicating system and that's a system that controls every single part of the buddy janice it controls your liver your lungs your kidneys digestive tract your muscle tone. You sleep your menstrual cycles. Your facility these nothing. It's not in your breathing. Your lung function your hair. Growth your nails. You'll skin it it. It affects every single part. The endocrine system produces hormones in different parts of the body in those hormones may chemical reactions take place which makes the body function properly. Have alcohol's interfering with it function because what it does is it actually pushes your blood sugar up really really high so you feel like good on alcohol woo and then your blood sugar over produces your body produces over produces insulin. 'cause you're about to go into a diabetic coma and in your body's designed to repeat itself over produces the insulin brings it all the way back down and as it starts to slide mcdonagh feeling really tired immaculate and sleep and pass out if it gets really bad And then you you. You might have something like coffee or tea or another drink to try and raise your blood sugar again so when you blood. Sugar fluctuates fitting brain and central nervous. System your endocrine system and your immune system and you can understand the not explaining this very well with the whole covid. Nineteen they send. People are drinking and having caught accidents but alcohol suppresses immune function. That's what it does. So the government instead of educating everybody in showing us adverts over and over which i think would help better than just locking everybody down and telling you you know these content touch alcohol reagan so ridiculous. You can't buy alcohol during the on the weekend so everybody's just by way more so every restaurant selling wine under the counter to the clients you know because they can't make money selling food during lockdown. It was bizarre to see the activities that going on at the end of the day understood. Exactly what it does. And how it suppresses immune function we must take these things a little bit more seriously than being wrecked on the knuckles suck educate people that teach them the stuff so i think other thing that it does and this is fascinating. Refined sugar does exactly the same thing is alcohol does just desert loose something called reactive hopper blah seamier. Which when the blood sugar shoots up to high we over produce insulin and brings it right down so down so far down your blood sugar that the part of the brain your frontal lobe that controls moral behavior planning and forethought will just shuts down completely. Okay and the part of the brain that takes over as part of the brain that controls aggression appetite and sexual function. And i think this is probably really important to help people understand these blackouts that they have so you can have a blackout but you not passed out you just living life. I mean. I know a girl that poured wax all over yourself. Hot wax in that state couldn't remember how she got burned from this x. She took all our clothes often. Did this is absurdity. Because the people that were they told her what she does. She could not believe she did something like that. I had a woman that came and spoke to me. Because i was when i speak often speak about the stuff because it played such a role in my life and how important it is to make. Sure you're getting the right kind of glucose about in a while. And she came up to me after she said. I'm embarrassed to raise my hand and tell you what i do but cannot speak to you privately. Acid short can understand when she told me the story. She said i'm going to tell you. I'm very very committed. Christian person go to church regularly. my husband's actually involved in the leadership of the church. We go to bible study on wednesday nights. We go to between one and three services and the sunday we we're involved in the charitable work and stuff but she says periodically. I wake up in another town or another suburb in strange man's bid. And i have no recollection of how i got the and i say to you consume and she said. Nah don't i said are you a sugar addict. And she said yes osama title sugar addict and it does the brain. What alcohol does we. You just black out completely. Obviously you've got to be extreme amounts of sugar to do this but alcohol does the same thing you drink. Extreme amounts you'd binge drink and the knicks thing you wake up and you in somebody else's bid and like how the hell did you get in the shame of all of this is worse than you start drinking again and this whole thing goes on so what happens is when the primitive brain takes over. You either going to get aggressive. You're going to just eat and eat and eat canoe appetites. Just nothing's gonna be enough or you. Could your sexual function could take over. And you become extremely promiscuous and that's clearly very dangerous because besides possibility of fathering all mothering a child you could end up with terrible sexual diseases. So it's it's a huge problem and people don't know this until somebody like me comes and tells him and nobody studies this. Because you take the average psychologist or psychiatrist. Dr they studying medicine and how to cheat you when you sick with medicine and surgery than looking. And what is the cause of all these problems and vivian often. It's a physiological or physical course an and utrition is something that's kind of just ignored and net. That study was done with reactive. Hoppy glycemic was done by women. Called baba read stood. She lived in the united states and operated in stable municipal area and she was in charge of the juvenile delinquent and criminal juvenile delinquent and the prisoners. The adult prisoners in the end the juvenile delinquents and she found that of them something like ninety three percent of the people that she'd work with suffered from this reactive hypoglycemia and in that state of blacked out. Where you can't remember what went on people will kill the family. They'll the children we ask you. Yeah then they will beat somebody into coma they'll be do the most. They'll they'll commit a crime. And they have no recollection of course when you committing crimes being something people like as easy to say you lost your mind and you can't remember but it's an actual condition where you had no recollection of went on. It's completely blacked out. You listening to reply to alcohol. The podcast from world without one if eat lights join our tribe. Please check out website. That wine don't cold so yeah. Apparently those many people in child but have done that have a blackout killed somebody. You cannot in jail recollection too. Many people in jail i mean. Can you imagine Horrendous but blackouts very common in all community. We talk about the loss of people have blackouts. I used to have the have them as well Boston is like all it was a walking talking blackout because I was with some friends for afternoon. And apparently i seem quite normal. You know i was walking around talking. We'd walk quite a long way together. I have no recollection. I mean we'd been drinking since frightful Drink but i. It just hit me over the edge. I lost an entire. And you know i used to have blackouts where the end of the evening was a bit fuzzy Quite remember how it may be. But this one was really serious Hated the idea thought woking talking blackout the fat my brain was so alcoholic couldn't even make memories nazi Absolutely terrifying and here's the thing that people don't understand is that you'll cells and your buddy a designed to consume glucose. Nothing works in your in your at salable. You got thirty seven trillion cells in your body. They desperately need glucose they needed to make. Atp a denison triphosphate which is what creates energy your monaco andrea desperately. Need that your every little organ nelio in the plasma critical in these tiny little things inside the cell that you can't even see with your naked eye it needs glucose your brain and central system can't work without glucose and if you're not getting enough you going to crave alcohol or sugar and barbara read stood say we knew feed children refined sugar growing up on any level. She said you're actually preparing them for alcoholism because they get into the cycle. The blood sugar going up and it's coming down and they feel that the sugar satisfies and then you you graduate from a kid to adolescence or young young person in your twenties wait sitting stuffing faced with ice cream and chocolate says locked kind of interdict so will have a drink and it does. What sugar to to you. And now you recognize that. Except that the alcohol gives you even a bit of feeling takes you higher disrupts you lower so if we understood that we need need proper glucose for body's natural glucose and and so often when i've done a talk i actually say to the audience and i remember reading this one year at a secrets convention at sun city outside johannesburg. The were probably five hundred people Woman and i said to them. Okay if you do any of you crave sugar and they've just everybody put the hand and i said when you craving sugar. What is it that you put into your mouth. What is it you put. And what is it that you actually craving an attempt to get the point across. Imagine yourself in the garden of eden and you craving something sweet. What would you eat. And there was a stately silence and this woman blonde voluptuous woman sitting in the front rows in this deep voice. Adam evan rumor osc that christian. I'm thinking this woman. It was really funny at the time. But it's just interesting because i've often christian in los angeles of austin in the republic of hot bay of austin zimbabwe of austin the uk. Austin all over the
Tips for Cooking Faster and Healthier
"Okay. Let's get to the tips. What's tip number one hit number. One is my favorite one in. Its put it i. It's keeping a cutting board out on the counter. This way. this being wooden cutting board preferably a big wooden cutting board is always ready for you. So to cut a piece of fruit or to cut a vegetable for a snack that way. It saves his step. You don't have to go underneath. Bring out this big wooden cutting board put it on the counter it just a permanent fixture in your kitchen That's good you know. I started keeping my pots and pans on the stove which visually i don't enjoy but it saves me from having to reach under the counter and get them in anything that saves me one step makes me more likely to cook. So that's great. Keep your cutting board on the counter. How about number two Number two is Create flow if you can't in your kitchen called wash chop cook so it's to put your cutting board somewhere in between your sink and your cook top so you wash the fruits and vegetables you cut them and then they go right to the stove and it's is effortless flow if this is something that you can create in your kitchen or if you are designing a kitchen to keep this in mind that you want to wash the food. Cut the food. Cook the food so wash chop cook. That makes sense now. How did you come up with that because it seems so logical. But it's one of those things that could be a little annoyance if you weren't really planning it out so this is this based on personal experience. It is based on personal experience. I was working with the kitchen designer and she tipped me off to this and i thought this was years ago. I thought okay. She was completely right. Because if you think is on the other side of your cook top then you're carrying wet food over to the cook top and it's nice ice to just to kind of keep it all contained in one area. Sometimes these big fancy designer kitchens. They look good but as far as cooking is concerned. It's it requires a lot of steps because the kitchen is so big in the sink. His way over on one side and the cook top is way over the other and the refrigerators in the opposite corner. And so you end up exhausting yourself in some of these big kitchens because they were designed for aesthetics and not from work and i always say design your kitchen from work a kitchen as a place of work. It should be a pleasing place but its ability to serve your needs. Cooking comes first before it's static function over fashion hundred percent function over fashion in a kitchen. You mentioned the keeping your pots out on the cook top One of my tips is to if you can install a pot rack. Because sometimes i don't know what to cook i'll look up at my pots and I will get an idea for something to cook. Because of hot reminds me of something cooked in it a week ago a couple of weeks ago so i like to look at my pots and i like for them to inspire my cooking. Oh that's good. That's a bonus tip all right number three. this is so important. You've got to be well-stocked you've got to have the kitchen staples in your pantry refrigerator and i have an exhaustible list of these available to anyone. It's the basic salt pepper oil butter eggs onion garlic. I could go on rice and this means that you don't go to the store to buy butter. You have to go to the store to buy rice. It's already in the pantry. And so you can have one special ingredient you brought home and you've got everything else you need to make that so you've got to have a well-stocked pantry does the definition of a well stocked. Pantry vary from person to person. I understand that there are certain staples. We all need like oil and salt and pepper. But if you're on a particular diet or if you notice yourself. Eating the same foods you know i found an old public's receipt in coat in a winter coat that i haven't worn in years because i don't live in ohio anymore. I never need my winter coat. And it had steel. Cut oats raisins blueberries. It was the exact breakfast that i eat to stay and the receipt was like fifteen years old so for me. Those things are staples. Should people kind of pay attention to what they're eating regularly and include those in their list of staples absolutely. I think that The more weekend habitual is healthy. Eating and your menu sounds like a very very good example of a great breakfast. That's okay. I also encourage people to every now and then step out of their comfort zone and buy a new ingredient and see if it becomes part of the routine or part of the staples for instance. Curry paste is is a new staple item for me. I used to use curry powder. I still have lots curried powder. But now i use paste and i prefer it. That's fun and then when you find a new recipe on pinterest or something you have that as one of your staples and having kids. I don't know if you have kids but it's fun to let them pick out like a new fruit or vegetable at the the farm. Stand to just. Oh what is that and then we all get to try it together and yes. My breakfast is healthy. But it's kind of all downhill from there. So i'm curious to hear the rest of your tip so i can like round out my day in a healthier way. What is tip number. Four sharp knives. You've got to have sharp knives and they don't have to be expensive. It just has to be sharp. And i teach people how to sharpen knives that are not expensive but to keep a good late on. You'll work so much faster and you'll work so much safer. If you have sharp knives a chef told me that. I should sharpen my knives. Every time i cook. And i've started doing that and it makes a big difference. My over sharpening. No i don't think so. I honed my knife with just a quick couple of passes on the honing steel before i cook but then every now and then i'll get out all my knives and i'll sharpen them on a stone and if people don't like to use the stone they can use an electric sharpener. That's okay but the steel is something you could do. You can hone it of four. You cut anything. And that's just an takes five seconds to make a couple of passes on the on the honing steel okay. That's actually what i'm doing. So i'm honing and i don't know that i've ever sharpened my knives. So that is something. I will look into when we're done with this conversation but thank you. That's a great tip especially if you're gonna be chopping vegetables and things like that and fiber food will dull your knife high fiber foods del share knife and i want everyone to eat a lot more fiber so you have to have sharp knives it. You're going to cook. Fiber cooked high fiber foods. Oh interesting so if somebody has a perfect set of knives than they may eat out a lot. 'cause there's never chopping the veggies. It's right that's right. Yeah if you're gonna if you're gonna cut fruits and vegetables with skins that are very high fiber. You got to have sharp knives okay. That's a great tip tip number five okay Purge tools and gadgets if you haven't used it in six months throw it away. And i usually tell people to take all of their gadgets. Put him in a box and send them to the garage and then as you need them pull them out and if you pull them out within a year they get to stay and if you don't pull them out within a year maybe you want donate 'em to restore because i really believe that too many gadgets they cluttering the kitchen and i think they robbed the kitchen energy and focus and so the things that get to stay in the kitchen or only the work or utensils and gadgets and pieces. That really serve you. That don't siphon off your energy or your attention. I love that. Marie kondo would say to spark joy. And actually i've heard a lot of people say the same thing about getting rid of clothing if you don't wear it in six months or a year you probably never will. So that's a great one. I believe that and then go. Moving onto number six is the same thing but with pots and pans. I think you should have your workhorse pots and pans that review and the rest of them. Don't clutter your kitchen or waste faced with all of this extra fancy stuff. He needs saute as any frying pans. Saucepans you know oh and cast iron you should have some cast-iron do i wonder if it's aspirated final. Like i want to be the type of person who makes waffles every sunday. So i have a waffle maker and i want to be the type of person who makes pasta every monday so i have a pasta machine. Is it just about getting real with yourself. Like this is the level of cook that i am and i don't need a bunch of fancy gadgets. They're just actually gonna slow me down. I completely agree. You know you just come clean with yourself. I think they can rob you of attention or especially precious face and whatever you. Don't leave these gadgets. Out on a countertop countertops capricious precious real estate. And sometimes i walk into people's kitchens and they've got like a bread machine out on the counter and i ask. When's the last time he used that. I don't know a couple years ago. I would recommend that that bread machine probably go away because countertop is a very very precious thing in the kitchen and you don't want that brand machine to make you feel bad because you bought it. You may spend a lot of money on it and you end up using it. So your kitchen should on does has sparked poise arc inspiration sparked work and efficiency. Yeah i completely agree.
Wonder Woman 1984 Review: DC Sequel a Major Step Down From the Original
"Hbo max yes we we just we said. Let's all sit down the four of us and watch this for christmas dinner after christmas dinner. No spoilers not going to give anything away his early get it literally Follow the path of good old. Dc's i'm concerned okay. In a bad way in a bad way in a bad way. It's it's way too long to over. Two and a half hours story seems to be canada all over the place. Especially you know. We don't even need to talk about special effects the effects a fine. Well the facts okay. There even helps when she's running and doing her her superhero type things. Where it's like. This could have looked a little better disappointed. The linda fell asleep halfway through our robin. His girl here he got up walked out before it was like she was looking at her fallen. I would i stay with the justice. Stay with it can't in much better. We can you talk about one of the villains. Pedro pascal from mandalorian men learning. Yeah this is the season was it a waste it. Yes unless he was. I mean he. He played his. He played his part but there was no. There was no body to the part. Sure the bad guy. He's doing what he's doing. I never felt invested in it and the the whole the whole storyline is is shaky at some point. You like well. Why is the wonder woman. Character really involves missing first place from the beginning. And just the whole premise. The whole premises is just just off. Sorry this is you know. I always like to just to have them same thing again. I by blue raisins cavill library. So i can go watchings anytime this eller even watch it again. I will tell you the post credits. Scene was the best part of the movie. You saw it today. Okay so today. I said to myself you agree with me. I was like. Where are we going with this way where we where are we going with this and number number two was the post credits. Scene was the best of it took the opening scene. That i was the ten minutes. Maybe i enjoyed that. That was okay. Let's the action and running around and blah blah blah little little diana l. That was fine. No problem with that. That's where it all came apart from iran. But yeah you're right at the end game which i almost skipped. I said we the second not walk. i didn't know about it. i didn't know about it either. I didn't know about it. I was kinda avoiding the Spoilers were ww eighty four was the best part. Was like all my goodness yeah. That was nice so bs. That's all. I got to say there
Two thousand flamingos & a war-torn island: controversy over Australian mine proposal
"Human rights activists shrine siro is talking about the twenty six year civil war between tamils and sinhalese buddhists. The war ended in two thousand and nine but sri lankans a still dealing with deep scars and in the aftermath. Many trying to rebuild their lives on mannar island which is a unique place for another important raisin who needs a unique place in the biodiversity point of view this fun of the key bethlen ecosystems in the central asian flyway evolutionary ecologist and ornithologist. Dr sampath senator aetna from the university of colombo the central asian. Flyway he mentions. It's like a massive highway for the world's migratory birds it reaches from as far as northern russia all the way to sri lanka up to a million birds fly thousands of kilometers south along this route every year to get to mannar island where they breed feed and rest during the winter. It's one of the final stops on an epic journey ways. Studying the waterbirds might've birds in mena. You can actually study this global advance of change. The ginger in global you know migrate roads and then the sri lanka and birds the welds. Migratory birds are being dramatically affected by climate change land clearing and other human activities. Scientists like some path k. to understanding how it's multifaceted approach so the mennonite good for that. Some has a research station on mannar island. It's famous for. Its large flocks of flamingos. But he's especially interested in the rare birds that visit the island spoon. Billed sandpiper one of the rarest birds in the world and one of the most iconic species that are in the verge of extinction right now and then you have this bird call crab blow large about the size of chicken. Black invite bird nicknamed the panda of the bird world. They also endangered then injured. Because the anyway they beat in arab peninsula and they come in small groups to keep remembering going and bird watching with my father. Human rights activists streams the raw grew up on mannar island and some of her earliest childhood. Memories are of massive flocks of birds visiting her hometown. Let me go early morning. Like four o'clock and then he would hide sanga and don't make noise and solely watching them coming and landing in the colds areas and then catching fish are taking off as a fuel. Would you grew covering the entire sky. That's something i i see. Remember manner islands wetlands. A so important that it's phone call a bird. Sanctuary is protected by the sri lankan government under the international wetlands agreement called the ram sot convention the islands known for other flora and fauna. To in the see you got do gongs and wales and on land. It's famous for its ancient baobab trees early days of playing with donkeys small ones and then climbing up there bob trees and all that miami's but trained soro's childhood memories also reflect the islands daca history. She was in her mid teens. When the war began between the majority sinhalese sri lankan military and the tamil tigers all ltte militant separatists fighting for an independent hindi tamil homeland and warning graphic scenes of war ahead forming increase pressures on the government to attack the northern jaffna peninsula which is occupied by the tamil guerrillas but the government is reluctant. Do so because hundreds of innocent tamil video would die. We used to be released if the atrocities that the the lankan me too would come meet particularly arrest. Arbitrary arrests disappearance rape So as a child my mother used to make a boy but blues went safe during the war. Either in the morning i would steep my own classmates voice from the other brother scolding killed and mutilated at the same chime. Also i watched indian peacekeepers who came to sri lanka to keep peace started fighting and were killed those baobab tree. She climbed in as a child will wear the indian peacekeeping or piquet. Soldiers met their death at the hands of tamil fighters. I talked very fondly about baobab trees. But i have seen those of heads being cut fan nine puts on those baobab trees around the trees and also nowadays go a that. Emory came often
Riding with Farm Animals in Columbia, Taxi Accident in Rome, and Traveling in a Converted Van
"I'm bob neat. And taraji and today's drivers are jewels and christine professional travelers content creators and podcasters. They've been on the road for over ten years exploring all the world has to offer and met while traveling impro- back in two thousand twelve working at a disaster relief nonprofit. They have been traveling together. Twenty four seven ever since along the way they started a travel blog called. Don't forget to move which over the years has become their fulltime job and now focuses on adventure travel and responsible tourism helping their audience. Experience the world in a more sustainable way. They also hosts a podcast nonstop bon voyage which is a comedic travel. Podcast where they talk about all things that can go wrong while on the road and today this shared with us some of those few things that went wrong while they were on the road such as having survived with farm animals in columbia and their adventures in their converted ban. Welcome deals and christine. Thanks so much for joining us today. Thank you so much for happiness having us so. I know you guys are big travelers. And i'm super excited to hear all your stories because i'm sure you have a really crazy ones from all the places you've been. Let's start with which one you think. Is the craziest driving story of them all. Oh we have definitely had a little crazy driving stories a lot of the time. It's not driving as self And the one that definitely comes to mind at the start would be al time. In northern colombia. Traveling at will play kabale. Bella which is pretty much a middle of norway pursuing. It's almost the northernmost point of south america and it's not a allowed to travelers go. They say it's kind of like the wild west of columbia so it's pretty far off the beaten track and even just to get it takes a bit of emission. He goes had couple of buses in a couple of different small mini vans. And then you finally get to a little place called arabia where you take you jump into a full and this is not your standard full by full. This is a four by four that has been so personally modified to have sate. Elise a dozen people in the back. Try like a pickup truck and the journey. There is four hours of bumping around in sloshing around in the mud depending on the season being crammed with about a dozen people into a full person seda and picking up a lot of livestock along the way like chickens and guards in all kinds of crazy things. So you are basically crammed in the back of this four by four with at least a dozen other people of course all locals. We were the only other travelers who went that far. I guess and then random animals start coming in so we had piglets on the floor. We had baby goats on the floor at a chicken on my lap at one stage. I think i had a baby on my lab. I wonder if we had a little baby. Sir whose baby was but there was a lot of south coming in and on our way back out was the same thing tons of livestock tons of animals just like feathers everywhere and we were leaving very early in the morning. It was maybe four. Am before it was even light out. And we were stopping at all of these farms in little houses along the way and we had some unexpected visitors strapped to the roof. We had three shoes. Desert tortoises will probably about six foot wide Honestly the biggest ever seen in my life and about five or six men were putting it on top of the roof. I don't know where it was going. The poll seeing but Yeah it was quite a wild ride. Yeah it was literally wild. Ride just filled with animals animal. The funny experience is that common for them to like four turtles or tortoise on the roof that he's definitely how i told us on the roof experienced but it is quite common for them to travel with livestock especially when you're traveling in rural areas in indigenous communities. Quite common for them to you. Know they got the coming from the local markets so they've got a chicken and it's tied up. They've got a guard or luke pig. Hug todd their fate name jumping the boss jump jumping the car and go back home. And that's fairly common. We they call it. Chicken buses in central america raisin. There's a lotta chickens on him. Where the animals with you for most of your trip or like how long were you with. The animals offset hotan. So this place. Here is is pretty oscillated. So this is a few rule. Sort of villages Affiliates little so to commune areas along the way but most of the people going from sort of point either point bay and they traveling with all that livestock eight a two they were bringing it back so yeah pretty much the whole four hours. We will sloshing around in the back of these full by four pickup truck with a whole bunch of animals and people just like one guy with a chicken. Walk it off but then one guy with tj can gets on so it's always balancing let made you choose to go there out of all the places since it's not a very typical worse destination executives and at that point we had spent probably Maybe a year in latin america. And we were just ready to get like pushed the boundaries. And get even far off the beaten track and just really wanted to go where we're not going to be surrounded by backpackers cause of knives and colombia and peru in those countries you kind of end up on the tourist trail and you just get stuck with me. No and it's great. You make a lot of friends that way. But you're kind of sick of just being surrounded by backpackers all the time. So we wanted to go somewhere where it's just all locals. We could really get to know the culture and just push boundaries basically and that seemed like the best option and it was an interesting experience. We're definitely the only travelers we saw their ended up sleeping in hammocks outside of this cabin thing in the wind and the rain and we just wayne in this hammocks is pretty intense but it was beautiful just super rugged pristine landscape out there right on the coast but still very desert and dry and yeah is really gorgeous and we'd heard that the junior was half the adventure and definitely was probably one of fiber journey stories that we tell because destination was out there. But you know we've been traveling for eight years ten years
bUnit: A Blazor Testing Library With Egil Hansen
"What are you working on these days. So kate mentioned i'm a principal developer fall for delegation. And we're working primarily with asia dot net. So that's that's really nice like a to really really out on on on the latest technology around that In my free time. I spent quite a lot of time on be units Which started about one and a half years ago which is a place of testing framework. Well according to my wife. Lisa spend too much time on that but that's also very fun. It's like it's have your own baby and you can. You don't have customers in such as that required to deliver in a certain schedule timeframe not accurately so so i get sort of really really go deep and play and experiment on and get something right. At least i hope so. So you started on. The unit before blazer was even jessica even server side. I'm trying to think back. I started units back in february or march in two thousand nineteen. It wasn't called that it was. I had a very microsoft product name back then. It was called the race testing framework or something long. Did i buried descriptive name. But it wasn't there. Google friendly because it. Yeah all all the in that. Just rent a belgian generals from keywords. But i i watched one of steve sanderson's presentation someplace and got bit excited. I like most people did around that time. And then i started playing around with trading just creating a component library. Just trying it out. And see what i could and couldn't do with and being a big fan of tipton development. They're kind of like. I'm not smart enough not to write test for my court because it'll break very fast if i start. Factoring are miss something. So i realized there wasn't anything available to test your quote with place at that time so i sort of build something. That wasn't really you know ready for primetime at all and it works But it had a few issues Then around september last year. I believe steve came out with this chatting prototype. And and that's all. I sorta inc what he had their into into what became be unit and edits so he had an all things where he was able to sort of get x to the component testing and be smart about how to get the mark of the component. And that sort of basically made what i had. Something i quit. You know reasonably go out and see where you can actually use this and and from there. It's it's it's not a getting some attention and community started building around that and people started using using it for real so it's been exciting but it's it's fun challenge to sort of be be part of something like that and suddenly have people depending on you delivering a something of a reasonable quality. Okay so you. So you just mentioned that you can after borrowing some code from st sanderson and mixing that with the giardi had you can Test the markup is generated from a component. How do you set that up. How do you actually get it to where you can use the component in the test. That's a really good question. So the first thing. I try begging way back whilst just to see if i if i knew my component and try to chest institute like you would in a regular unit test. That doesn't really work. You quickly realize because the news doesn't actually know how to produce output like stephen and the team. There have made a really good decision about having teens. Raisins of concerns between what a component is and what the fingers that renders the component and. So what you need to be able to actually verify. All lanes baked the mockup that a component producers that you need something that can take the component you want to and render it and then hand you back what else created and this is sort of what what bid unit encapsulates in in the context that you can ask to rent a component and you can pass it parameters and what you get. Back is an abstraction. I called arinda component. That object contains the instance off the component. You asked to be rented but it also contains the role model that the component producers but inside of that we use angle shop which is a shout based library with html and it's actually Competing of huma five spec so i passed role model. We get from from from from from from basically the data shaver runtime which i'm using in the vagrant bucs twinkle shop and then it passes of that and then we have Just the same guys. We have in the browser to query the generated which has represented in estan notes shop. So you can use your cruiser dick to all an in glaze. Actually i have sought options short hands for that. I have find find all niffer that takes us next so you can go in and in very it feels like it doesn't feel like i guess you i- testing in innocent kind of way like you have to set a lot of things up and you have to actually run that the abdication in a in a full instance and you have browser. You're automating. maybe it's hit up but it's still being automated. It's just one and completely shop and everything you winning and components shop and then you get the output and you can carry that through the english. Api
Supervolcanoes: KABOOMY BOOM
"Hi I'm Wendy took him in and yet listening to science versus from Gimblett this is the show that pits facts against fiery mountains. Out Story begins with Christian Jacobsen. It's one thousand, nine hundred and he lives in Redmond. Washington. So that was twelve. I was a I was a rocker kid. One morning Christian woke up early he was eating cheerios raisin bran he liked to mix them half and half. Everything was quiet. When suddenly? I heard like a door slam downstairs and I thought hang on. I thought I was the only person up you want. But something else had woken up. Now Saint Helen's snowcapped mountain just a few hours south of Christians. House. It had been rumbling a months, a mixture of how do we rock gold magma was building and building inside it. then. On May Eighteenth nineteen eighty. It finally blew its top. Downstairs was the sound of the eruption that I heard Mount Saint Helen's shook, but it's most violent eruption in one hundred, twenty, three years. The volcanoes blasts have come with a vengeance today. The conical shapes top of the mountain is now gone eruption Shaw Ash fifteen miles into the sky and that ash spread all across the state when Christian his door step outside it was like Dorothy stepping over the threshold into technical ause. Only, in reverse. Walked out on the deck and I looked at my mom's planters there where she had these puppies growing pink poppies. They were covered in a fine dust and I just touched it really lightly and I just came off my fingers. It was like as fine as chuck dust from like a chalkboard. And as I looked away from the flowers. I saw it was just on everything freaking everywhere in neighboring towns. The ash got so thick that it made the sky turn black day was like night and for Christian the ash found its way into his eyes throat felt the grit in my teeth and from when you breathe it in, it just gets in your mouth kind of like if it was a hyper fine sand and like breathing in sand or something. The volcanoes blast also created this massive wave of heat that flattened everything for miles Christian. Remember seeing a forest of huge pine trees just on the ground all the trees are laid down in pointing in one direction. They are completely stripped of all the branches and everything they're just the trunk of the tree laid down. Like a giant has been playing with pickup sticks but the thing that really shocked Christian was when he realized that the eruption had created a giant mud flow that hot rock and gas had melted all the ice at the top of the mountain. Causing like an eight lane highway of. Rocks and trees and superheated mud coming hurtling down. Crashing in and taking out every single bridge that it touched railroad bridges and freeways and everything I mean when you see something like that that's that's something that. Knowing there's something that powerful that much bigger than you is scary. The mounts Helen's eruption killed fifty seven people. The Mountain Helen's. It isn't even close to the most deadly volcano out there. Just five years later, a volcano erupted in Columbia creating a landslide that killed twenty, four thousand people, and in the past even volcanoes erupted. So called Super. Volcanoes. The one we hear about here in the US yellowstone. And that's where a lot of people are looking to right now because there are rumblings that yellowstone is about to blow, and if that happens, it would be catastrophic. Christian has heard these rumors to the yellowstone will make Mount Saint. Helen's look like a pimple. That's that's not gonna be interruption like anything we've. We've seen in written history I. Don't think that's just going to open up a hole. Where everything that's underneath? This is gonNA come out and it's going to come out in a terrible terrible way everything from the Pacific. Ocean to you know Minnesota is gone. And on top of all that there are stories that a yellowstone blast could change the climate howling us into a new ice age. So today on the show we're asking. Is that even possible just how scary Ken Volcanoes get? When it comes to volcanoes, there's a lot of blame. But then. There's science.
Creating AI Products That Are Easy for Non-Technical Users with Bryton Shang
"So, Brighton a wanted to talk to you about your journey of building an AI chronic for specific market. You guys are any aqua cultures face using computer vision to monitor the health and size in growth of gigantic fish farms. Very, very big important industry also not industry at least what strikes my mind as as one that's eager for AI zone sake. You know we look at financial services and They might just like the sizzle obey but I, imagine a fish farmer doesn't they just want something practical. You got to go through this journey of finding a fit for a and for hardware in a market that really just wants an outcome topless about what that journey was like, what made the idea click, and then we have to go through to build a product that would be a business. So I I. Think Certainly. A are not like we really started with the customer need and and so clearly, there was a need for being able to Count Sea lice on the fish and as well as understand way in grows. And so whether that could be solved by air not that s really allows the. Clear from Farber, tops the number of farmers than an consistently said that that was number one problem. Solving that I mean there has been companies have tried to work on it using. More traditional computer vision or via other techniques and and really the idea being that I, mean there's been technologies developed economy striving and other industries social media that have developed deep learning and other AI models that have been really successful at identifying objects in images and doing three D. reconstruction, and so for for that was inspiration for us to be able to apply similar technology to. Get. Started is a bit challenging. So of course, weakness gather training data and this is something where basically taken lots of pictures of fish from being able to annotate those images or see lies and even like determining the way to the finish this is not something you can determine from an image actually after go physically. Way Them in war and so generally challenges around the data collection aspect but. Really I. Mean I think the company it's I ended saying that it's likely companies is sort of like raisin bread like company is like, Brad. In is just like the reasons that make it special. But the end of the day we're still solving for that cornea farmer one, hundred percent I mean if you could girl billion dollar firm with not live ai more power to you, you know what? I. Mean, we just happen to have a focus on a I use cases here on the show, but we certainly don't doubt toy ai for its own sake, but it sounded like the problem was suited and so bought a being right. You're not going to be able to build software that takes a look at fish. You know the old school methods of computer vision of looking at lines or something like the the. Videos of how computer vision you storage just never going to skin the cat you gotta use them Al and the kickoff for the company which you mentioned in our previous interview was actually regulation which I found to be interesting. So there was a regulatory act in Norway and I don't know if this district place in other countries are just in Norway where they had to count the leisa certain amount on their fishy certain amount of sampling. It seemed like that was actually the catalyst almost to the business is that safe to say? I would say, so I mean, certainly, there is businesses economic incentives in the also economic driver for them to manage sea lice because something that does Chech- environmental concerns as well as food safety concerns. It is something that is intimately tied with regulation and and in this case pretty much every country that grows fish in the ocean has some form of regulation of parasites. That's that's interesting. I think obviously most of our listeners are not familiar with aquaculture space. But curious to see that this regulation there you know when I think about the sectors where we might do a little bit more coverage or certainly where we do our market research work like financial services when someone is selling a document search and discovery software very rarely saying, well, you know here's how this can tangibly improve efficiencies. People try to find these of documents for mortgages, tons of documents for insurance underwriting. There are a lot of time using the argument of, Hey, you're really gonNA get regulatory slapped if. You don't I dunno change these kind of library bore clauses now that that legality has gone away or if you don't remove client data on their requests and if you can't find all of it, that's still your problem and this is going to help you. So regulation in the fear of those consequences honestly is something that financial services vendors lean on especially when they don't have other ways of measuring our why curious to see that it's also potentially a lever to kick off a need for technological innovation your space to this is something that's me people kind of have to adapt if you will. Absolutely. One of the differences though for we're talking about kind of. Companies. In some of the challenges we through is not just the farmers understanding that it's not the not like a thermometer like you drop it in it tells you the. In Data Adler. I I'm and. How many do you buy and it just gets better over time present get worse over time but fundamentally does work differently and so there is. But that's just sort of like the challenge of the system. So to speak is that like it's it's all mechanical system it is a dynamic system. That's the challenge for Mel, across the board in these living breathing systems or somebody's got to of keep tabs on things. Now, I presume now some markets. Well aware of this plenty vendors that we've had on mean from data data robots of a Yazdi's to Lord knows how many are essentially providing folks with tools where their in house data scientists are also going to be able to use these tools to get a job done maybe detect money laundering maybe detect cancerous tumor is on patients or whatever the case may be. These are tools for in house technical folks, and maybe in house non, technical folks, there are some vendor companies try to keep as much or all love the actual data collection processing in kind of that, we call the heavy lifting of. Keeping a living breathing in else's running in house in the vendor then they're only giving the user more or less a SASS products. Now, of course, it's more complicated than that. But for the user, it's about that simple. My guess in aquaculture is the in house data science staff is rather limited at these firms. You're essentially having to do the latter company where you're giving them. Here's the hardware plug it in. Here's the dashboard you're gonNA look at it but just know Mr buyer that there's a lot going on in terms of labeling in upkeeping heavy lifting that you don't have to do that we're handling. I presume that's what you've had to to bill. That's right and I mean for us the machine learning AI component is more. It's more like a cafe thing rather than for for them they prefer. Likely it's more important for us to be off, Walter. Company delivering Wade Send House in Yemen sorta not exposing so much of like the ID. Yeah Yeah.
Interview With Lorraine Hansberry
"Lorraine. June I'm questioning. Question is often I'm sure as asked You many times may be tired of. Someone comes up to you and says, this is not really a Negro play raisin in the Sun. They said, this is a play about anybody. Now, what do you say that's an excellent question. Because, invariably, this has been the point of Reference People. Trying what they I know what they're trying to say what they're trying to say is that this is not what they consider the traditional treatment of the Negro Theatre. Trying to say that it isn't a propaganda play. That it isn't a protocol message. And that it isn't something that hits you over the head and the. Other remarks which have become cliches themselves as a matter of fact, and discussing this kind of material. So they're trying to say something very good. They're trying to say that they believe that the characters are played transcend category. However it's an unfortunate way to try and do it. Because I believe that. One of the most sound ideas. And dramatic righty. Is that in order to create the universal, you must pay very great attention to the specific. In other words, I have told people that not only. Is this a Negro family. Specifically indefinitely. Culturally. But it's not even a New York family. Or a southern Negro family. It is specifically south south side Chicago. that kind of care that kind of attention to the detail of reference and so forth. and. Other words I think people. Will. To the extent, they accept them and believe them as. Who they're supposed to be to that extent, they can become everybody. So I was it's definitely a Negro play before anything else. Universality I think. Emerges from truthful identity of what is. I. Don't know what everybody's talking about when they talk about drama in American theater that has been hitting them over the head on the Negro question, they keep alluding to some mysterious. Body of material, which allegedly did this I for one can't. Recall that we have had anything approaching A great number of protests plays or so-called social plays by Negroes. It seems to me there's a preoccupation and a sense of guilt or something that some. They're the some elements. So afraid of what they feel that they're already anticipating something that hasn't been true interesting. We need a few protests place as a matter of fact I'm thinking of Walter Lee younger. You call him the focal character, the protagonist. Walter Lee younger suppose the medically what? What he represents is my own feeling that. Sooner or later we're going to have to make printable decisions in America about a lot of things. Other words we've set up some very materialistic and. Limited concepts of. How the world should go? Later I think we're going to have to decide on them in other words I think it's just as conceivable to create a character today. WHO Decides maybe that his whole life is wrong so that he ought to go do something else altogether. And really make a completely. Complete reversal. Isn't just rebellion. Because rebel rebellion rarely knows what you know what it wants to do when it gets through rebelling. Eve this affirmation against one of the revolution what may be considered accepted venues. Generally conventional values. Let's say within a framework. In many cultures, the mother, the woman is very strong. In. Negro, families through the years. The mother has always been of strength. Hasn't you? Yes. Those of us who are to any degree students of Negro history thing this has something to do with the Slave Society of course where. She was allowed to a certain degree of. Not Ascendancy, but the at least control of a family whereas the mail was relegated to absolutely nothing nothing at all. And this has probably been sustained by the sharecropper system in the south and on up into even Urban Negro live in the north at Lisa the theory these women have become the backbone of our people. And very necessary way. This railway laters yes. Yes. Obviously the the most oppressed group of any oppressed group will be it's women. You know obviously, since women period are oppressed in society, and if you've got an oppressed group that twice while Prince.
Bring on the snack cake cereal
"Welcome to the Empty Bowl might name is Justin mcelroy and I am a serial enthusiast. My name is Dan Gilbert and I am a serial ethnographer in the sense that I know the cereal culture in the overall breakfast. Zeitgeist well enough to understand the impact of some of the stories we're about to talk about today. that's. So exciting we have so much going on this first news story Dan. I have to tell you. I'm thrilled over here over on this end. I mean it's huge. It's absolutely. Substantial. So. When you write about serial for five years I have inevitably you end up seeing some of the same things again and again, and one of the easiest things to do when you're reading about serial is to tell the world about the weirdly specific cereals that you've always wanted to see on shelves and for me Besides gingerbread toast crunch I think the second most idea of cereal I've ever had would be a little. OATMEAL, cream pies cereal, and now we must wait no more as Kellogg's has partnered with the snack brand to bring oatmeal cream pie cereal two shelves later this year. What's IT GONNA look like? So so from appearance alone, it doesn't necessarily look like the sort of sandwiched cream, an oatmeal cookie. Snack cake that you're familiar with It looks more like a brown oatmeal ring cereal, which is fine. I'm not really in this for appearances so much as the legacy of the snack taking question. You say, what did you say that the cream pie is your favorite little w product It's up there with cosmic Brownie alum that plastic chocolate on a on a cosmic Brownie I used to get star crunches a lot when I was a kid in my lunch bag but I don't like those so I don't know why I felt the need to tell you that but. You know it the for me. I'd say it's a three way tie between the oatmeal Cream Pie the double decker oatmeal cream pies. Distinct feast and the fudge around, which is essentially just a chocolate oatmeal cream by but overall I, think the oatmeal cream pies and amazing snack product. It's probably my go-to whenever I am Matt a gas station stopped long road trip. So I'm very very excited to see it come serial form. Especially, it's going to be a thin line to walk to get that exact flavor because as I, discovered recently. Raisins are in the battle of the bill cream pie. It's sink. Yes. Yes. Yes. Raisins in the OATMEAL cream. Pie. So that's why like you get that like is what gives it its distinct flavor is that there's raisins mixed into into the batter period into the better so. That will be a tricky flavor to to nail. Think I'm really hoping that mine is not the only mind that you've blown with this revelation right here because I did not know that at all I mean. meanwhile, I was just hoping that this is an actual oath based serial rather than some some sort of corn contraption because I think it'd be really an authentic otherwise but. I think my favorite thing about the story overall is how you just know that someone at Kellogg's saw post team up with hostess to drop the sort of twinkies, etcetera cereals, and immediately thought. Get Little Debbie on the horn. We're not going to stand for this sort of force that cooperation to happen. Yeah, it's funny that you mentioned cosmic brownies actually because when the story first broke before, it became official from Kellogg's themselves There was a youtube video of someone reviewing the little debbie cereal or oatmeal cream pies cereal before anyone knew about it and they were also reviewing cosmic Brownie cereal. It was weird because they had the box for Little Debbie oatmeal cream pies cereal but they didn't have any official box art for the cosmic brownies cereal and the stuff really kinda looked like the cocoa puffs Brownie crunch that rerelease not too long ago. So it's very uncertain. The legitimacy of this cosmic Brownie cereal because after the news officially dropped I reached OCTA Kellogg's my contact there and ask them about this and all I could tell me in the Vegas. Possible terms was that a cosmic brownies Syria was not releasing at this time. The seems like a tacit confirmation that cosmic Brownie Syria was at least considered whether it will actually be released or not or if it was scrapped entirely remains uncertain but the point remains that we're entering a brave new world of snack cakes, cereals and I'm all here for it.
Ever Hire The Right Person For The Wrong Job
"So this is a quick shout out. One things. Look I'm hired a lot of people. You've heard me mention that. I've hired some amazing people in my career. And some. Not. So amazing right. But The ones that stand out in your mind you know when you look back over it. Everybody's got a story right? You have a story, I have a story. I remember some great stories of being hired on some impossible tasks in pulling it off. I I don't recall if I mentioned. I was a consultant at Lexus Nexus. I was hired in as a business analyst. As working for actually software consulting firm. In they got me a role at Lexus Nexus near Dayton Ohio. In there was just an amazing adventure but. During the interviewing process. My immediate superior had another candidate. That he preferred or SOM- told. In the. His boss. was very pleased with the woman who was leaving the role and she was trying to we call backfill. She's trying to back fill her position with me because we worked at the same consulting for. Him The. The boss, the project. The highest level that I was interacting with he looked at my skill set and he said, well, you know, I don't see all the. The seashell Bourne Shell the. UNIX. now called devops, the UNIX system administration, the programming I you know I don't see that strength on. On his resume. In. The person who is trying to get me back filled was like ill, it's here. You know it's Kinda hidden under the covers you know because of this role he can do X. because a y you can do z. kind of thing and was making the argument for me. And, that's that's why you as talent trying to get hired is you have to have a conversation with the hiring manager. It's that simple if you're going through the HR department to get a job. It's it's like you going into fight with your hands tied behind your back as not a fair fight by any means. So. I said all that to say. What can you do if your talent to get hired as you can put your best foot forward? How do you do that? It's not with the resume. You send him a resume its going into an applicant tracking system. I'd say nine out of ten times. If not more, it's almost guarantee in the ATS is Ben Tuned to the point where It's told give me the top three or four candidates for this position. and. If there's any reason to eliminate you say a mommy gap. You. Raisin a kid or apparent gap taking care of a parental unit Keva lemonade yourself. You WanNa, send your linked profile your linked in profile. Your chance to say, Hey, here's what I can do. Here's what I've done. Here's why I'm the best person for that position. and. If you hiring manager look, you need somebody that can hit the ground running right? Hr was put all these lofty ideals into the job requisition. You know we'd like it. If you had a Nobel peace prize would like it. If he had six PhD's, we'd like it if Yada Yada. Yada. In the hiring managers like look I promise the company that might division, my department, my group would produce X. and we're nowhere near there because we're down a man or two or three. Me and being a species not sex. And so. Hiring managers you need to reach out so I can put you in touch with talent. That makes sense for what you're trying to accomplish says making some sense.
The Secret to Better Sleep
"Is so let's talk about nighttime breathing during sleep and what the differences of breathing through your nose versus breathing your mouth. And what that has to do with our our oral health. Right. Yeah it ends. The same of this talk we've been having his. Teacher important will take taught me something very important about what we need, how fade our bodies and that the crucial nutrients your body will tell you when you're missing the critical factors. Bottom and nutrient needs the thirst in the mail and the first nutrient that your body needs. You can only go minute without it is oxygen and so. In mouth, we can see when not breeding with delivering enough oxygen to our our body and how this translate to add dental health is that as we mentioned before when agile is done developed promptly when we have been narrow up gloomy have risen, tasted done fit that's the back of the magazine and mandible the upper low joel the done developed that is by definition airway space, and so what that does is it pushes us into. What I like to call survival braiding, and what happens is that we are designed to break through the nose and there's some very deep. Raisins for that. In that in the nose, we released nitric oxide which mixes with the air goes into our lung and increases blood flow and pushes auction right throughout the body. Now, when we have crooked up-to-date and the hi pal, we have nasal sinuses that have a low of volume and we don't breath around knows as well as we would when we have nice and central wide jaws. Lovely Watch faces. So what happens is that we learned to break through Mao and this is delivering coal unfiltered there. That's alert air immune system gives us things, Swanson's and Adenoids but what happens is we don't deliver so oxygen and the most crucial part of this is that the mice hungry that the patio body requires auction is the brain and so when you're a breathing correctly, you're starving your brain of oxygen. And so this can happen through the day. You'll bring me through the mail seventy, five percent of the time. Your brain isn't getting enough oxygen. But when you go to sleep, there's one thing you have to do, and that's brief and deliver your brain oxygen and the reason for this is that when you go into deep levels of sweep, your brain is depending on your breathing pattern to take your nervous system into his. Level sleep that then allows himself to clean now and so oxygen and braving patents or what control that. So if you have the small crowded mouth with and you not comfortable with Nicer braiding, you'll then pushing your brain into survival mode during during slate and so as you mentioned, sleep apnea sleep apnea is the most the most severe form of this condition of airway and oxygen deprivation, and that's when we posed. During slave to ten to twenty seconds, the You Count Ten to twenty seconds in you on your hand. That's what people are doing up to thirty or forty times the not, and that's your brain in deep distress, and so this is how we increase the risk of Alzheimer's Disease Dementia and mental decline because we're not giving us a brain opportunity to regenerate and to replenish itself with the the crucial nutrient on. And where I was sharing earlier in the interview is that we typically think of like the you know if anybody has a family member or know somebody diagnosed with sleep apnea we typically think of somebody as. Being usually quite overweight. The one of the things you started noticing and hearing about from some of your colleagues is that there's a whole group of younger. Men But especially women that were coming in. With sort of these symptoms of anxiety like waking up in the morning with anxiety and Tell us how that also relates to this breathing through the nose versus breathing through the mouth. Absolutely. So when we started to talk about the spectrum sleep disorders, now we see obstructive sleep apnea is at the very very severe and but what they found in the nineties at Stanford, a Research Co. Christian. Gilmer found that there was a group who've is patients that's showed positive results for a mandibular advancement splint, which is a dental sleep device. That didn't that were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and what he did was he called it. New. Syndrome called Airway Resistance Syndrome and it's not a recognized medical term yet. But there are many many studies and lots of research out there showing that people with upper airway resistance, syndrome, which is exactly what it sounds like. It's an airway that has more resistance. So Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome is characterized by an increased pressure in the airways and. How this happens in the body is that when we sleep your muscles relax and that increased pressure is detected by the Brian is receptive at the back you threatening the Airways the tell the brain what the pressure is. Now we have a small bone structure and the muscles relax. What happens is the brain is constantly being sick these precious signals and it relates to a choking response. So the brain has been sent into fight of what? Response, and so this is a survivor when these wackle survivals sleep, and so what happens is that your brain will respond by pushing the Joel Ford and so the most common sign of Airway resistance in Jeremy Teeth grinding and we say this in the Dental practice busy look. But what happens is that people may not even notice that they have the syndrome. You know they slave they wake that I feel that rested. It's because your body doesn't get to reach date levels
The Mystery Of Dark Energy
"Going out into nature hiking paddling looking up at the stars has always helped me center myself. It reminds me that I'm just Madeleine Kelly via one human among millions of critters and trees and galaxies that don't care about me or acknowledged me at all. I'm just a group of random atoms matter taking up space. In it turns out that matter as we normally think of it is a tiny tiny portion of the universe meaning your genes, the ocean trees, computers, all the stars, and planets. All of that is only five percent of the universe and the rest of the stuff is dark matter and dark energy right? which is wild. That's so. Much. That's too much of it. Honestly. Yeah. It's like a very uncomfortable place to be in when you think about. We study the universe and theoretically we understand. You know on some scale, how the universe works, and then all of a sudden you're like Oh wait we actually do not understand like over ninety five percent of our universe what the large majority of our universe is made up of this mysterious thing called I kid you not. Dark Energy. In get this it's how we know that our universe is expanding. I learned about dark energy honestly like three weeks ago and it blew my mind dark energy is intrinsic to the fabric of Space Time that is somehow pushing galaxies apart. This is Sarafina Nancy's Day job. I am a PhD student at UC, Berkeley, studying, Supernova, and cosmology Supernova meaning an exploding star that can help us understand how our universe is changing. You know no big deal. It's a really phenomenal thing in sort of the scale of the universe to see something change, and that's this class of astronomy called transients where things change in the night sky and you can learn about them through their changes. So today we explore one of the universe's biggest mysteries dark energy from the days of Einstein Stein to the exploding stars that help us understand the very fabric of our universe. So Okay Serafina, to really understand dark energy, we have to go back to to Einstein right. Yes. So Einstein came up with this theory of general relativity, which is basically his version of gravity in the early nineteen hundreds and. The only way to make his equations work. And satisfy what he thought was a static universe. He introduced this. Fudge factor in his words called cosmological constant. So Einstein actually thought that the universe was static, not not that it was expanding. That's right and over the next ten years people. Sort of manipulated these equations and tried to find solutions and started hinting at perhaps the universe wasn't static. Well it's nice to see that Einstein could get things wrong. That's cool. So. The funny thing is this cosmological constant he called his biggest blunder. Honestly Nice to hear Einstein. Say I messed up you know what I? Can. act. The Fun fact is that he ended up actually being right So it turns out that that cosmological constant is exactly what we think dark energy is necessary to actually describe our universe. I feel like that's classic. Einstein him being wrong being more right than I've ever been in my entire life exactly. Yes. Okay. So After. Einstein introduces this idea that that the universe is static. We figure out actually that the universe is expanding, right? Yes. So in one, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty, nine, Hubble Edwin Hubble. Showed that the universe is not static it's actually expanding. what he did is he measured basically galaxies and how far away they are, and he found that galaxies are actually moving away from us. So that means that the universe is not static. It's in fact expanding in at this point, we think that the universe is expanding but that that expansion is slowing down, is that correct? Exactly. So we think that the expansion comes from the Big Bang and it comes from inflation, which was right after the Big Bang which this rapid expansion of space. But because there's gravity universe and there's mass universe we would think that gravity starts to take over and the expansion decelerating because gravity starts to pull things back at and then in in the late nineties, we get turned on her head again, right there's another big discovery and we're like Oh way way way. Maybe she's not slowing down. That's right. So in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety, eight, and in one thousand, nine, hundred, nine, two teams that were studying a specific type, of Supernova, and they found that these supernova that were super far away from us were fainter than what we would have expected if the universe was in fact expanding but decelerating expansion. And the only way to explain away dot faintness is if the universe was instead accelerating its expansion. Wild we went from the university static. Okay. It's not static it's expanding, but it's slowing down that expansion. Two Way Way Way not only is it expanding, but it's expanding faster than we thought it was and it's speeding up in. In in the explanation for that is dark energy you killed it. That's right. Nailed it. Okay. So so yes, we have finally gotten to the point where I can ask you Sarafina what is dark energy? So. I think the only answer to that question is we don't know Oh, come on Sarafina you all the way here. You told me I'm showing story and we don't know I know it's it's really uncomfortable to sit with. We can see dark energy through its effects on the expansion of the universe, but we don't actually know what it is. Wow. I. Don't even know I. don't even know what to say about that. That's so. Because it's it's wild. We don't know what dark energy is, but we know it exists. Yes. In was what are you doing over there astronomers were. Four to five percent no. So that I mean that's that's wild in the amount of dark energy is staying the same right. So. That's that's an interesting question. So I liked to kind of describe dark energy and the expansion of the universe in The way that I think about it is sort of picture a loaf of bread and picture a bunch of reasons and the bread. And the reasons are like our universes galaxies and the bread itself is like Space Time Okay and so as you bake the bread, the bread rises and the raisins get farther and farther apart they're sort of carried along the fabric of space time, which means that the distance between. Galaxies increases with time. Okay, I'm with you I'm with you and the introduction of dark energy is like imagine you have the special type of yeast that you can put into a bread and the breads starts to rise with the East and then all of a sudden it starts to rise all lot and it gets bigger and bigger and bigger over time, and that's dark energy.
"raisin" Discussed on And That's Why We Drink
"Can see. He's only won the dad. Charlie is kind of smiling and like he's looking taking off into the distance. That actually makes it so much crappier now that I know something about to happen because it looks like he clearly clueless to whatever her is. They look pretty uncomfortable and unhappy. Just saying okay duly noted not to prep prime anyone but we'll see duly no they. They do look pissed. And or Nice Fanny. She does the most mad the rest look like resting bitch face. Yeah so They mentioned on Morbid. They all kind of uncomfortable But the photos taken they move on and two weeks later on Christmas Day of nineteen twenty nine seventeen year old Marie. She wakes up early. She's going to bake the Christmas cake. It's a family tradition and the oldest son. Arthur WHO's sixteen. He's young a little bit younger than Murray. He and his Dad WanNa go so he wants to go hunting for rabbits with his dad and this is a local Christmas tradition. That every was a local Christmas tradition. That you'd go rabbit hunting in the morning on Christmas Day but he realizes he doesn't have any shotgun shells so he asked his dad if he has any shotgun shells dot says no. I have none to spare and he says why. Don't you go into town own and buy some shells and come back so we can go hunting. So Arthur heads out back to town to get some shotgun shells to go hunting. So Arthur is at the store. He's buying these shelves when he is pulled aside by someone who tells him something terrible has happened. You need to get back to the farm So Charles Charles. His brother Charles that his brother Elijah and his sons had stopped by the loss and farm on the way home from a hunt to wish them. Merry Christmas when they arrived they. They found the middle girls twelve year old. Carrie seven-year-old Mei Bell in the Tobacco Barn shot and bludgeoned to death fanny. The mom was on the porch. She had been shot in the chest with a shotgun inside. They found seventeen year old marine body sprawled next to the fireplace. Then the little boy's four year old James and two year World Raymond were found inside beaten to death shit they had seemingly run in hidden Before being found and killed by the attacker they found four month old Mary Lou inside her crib bludgeoned to death. Oh my God. The bodies had all been found with their arms crossed and rocks under their heads. ooh and Charles was nowhere to be found Of course police a neighbor's descend on the farm Arthur's called back and people begin searching for Charles. And that's when they hear one single shotgun blast from the woods so Arthur and a police officer follow the families to beagles into the woods who know where to lead them him and the dogs lead them to Charles. He's dead he's dead. From a self inflicted gunshot wound there were footprints and circling a tree nearby. Where he had it essentially been walking for hours he had trodden down much that he'd been walking for several hours around this like pacing essentially before taking his own life next to Charles's body or to letters both seemingly unfinished they were on the back of two receipts? One said troubles can cause and and the other said no one to blame. But and that's all they said Mysterious Yeah So. Once they had found Charles's body they were able to piece together together. What had happened knowing who had done this now? They determined that Kerry and May Bell the twin twelve and seven Twelve and seven year olds had decided to head out to their uncle and aunt's house their father other was waiting behind the tobacco barn with a shotgun and once they were in range he shot them with his twelve gauge shotgun and to ensure they were dead he bludgeon them before placing using their bodies in the tobacco barn folding their arms and putting rocks under then returned to the porch. where he shot fanny directly in the chest just walked right up to her? Marie and the two boys heard the blast presumably and the boys went running to find a hiding place. Charles entered the house shot Marie in front of the fireplace before before fi seeking out the boys going to look for them and then shooting them and plugging them as well finally. He went to the baby bludgeoned her to death and put her back in her crib and her cause of death was a fractured skull. Then he posed the rest of the bodies with their arms crossed and rocks under their heads. Some accounts say stones were placed over. There is also but that's not confirmed but it's very like funereal. Lake right setup kind of sure after posing the bodies. He went to the woods where he like. I said pace for several liberal hours before shooting himself and he was eventually found by his son and a police officer. Now obviously this is like suddenly massive. You know sensation in the town and And across the state five thousand people attended the family's funeral a lot of them. You know most of them not knowing the family but just curious What happened and according to Morbid the bodies were buried together in one plot with Charles also in the like plot which? Hey that's Kinda gross. Actionable Schnabel right. I get it but I also hate it also said like Charles Father and I'm like oh he does murdered all of his children and his wife very fatherly. Yup Yep also they were. This is really odd fact. They put them. They bury them in the clothes. He had bought for their studio portrait because they were the nicest clothes they own. You know I get it. But that's Keke it's so easy it's it makes it just like an extra layer of disturbing so the farm was a crime scene but back then as you can probably imagine they didn't Coordin- off crime scenes. They didn't disinfect affect them. In any way so thousands of people begin swarming the family farm to Gawk at the scene of the crime. There was still blood everywhere. Basically left exactly as it was found the day of the murders and at this point Charles Brother Marion took advantage of this and started charging people twenty five cents to tour the house. Oh Okay Yep which actually. I've I've thought about this a lot and I was listening to once upon a crime and I. It's very like it. Why would you do that? But it's kind of like nowadays we have TV shows and podcasts and things where literally all we do is hear about murders. Also I think it would grosses me out about it or makes me feel a little uneasy. Zelic it was so fresh to the death I feel like maybe after enough time has passed. The maybe maybe it's not as exploited like but I think kind of going to Lizzie. Borden House you know. It's like I feel like enough times pat. I think that's like a human feeling but I think if you really think about it doesn't really make a difference just as it's murders murder you know what I mean like. I feel like nowadays if something horrible happened. Everyone's going to watch TV about it. Like if somebody somebody I don't know like a recent case that's like even like the Menendez brothers like everyone tuned into the trial. Everyone wanted to happen race. All the crime scene photos like it's just Birlik the Drama Act Gypsy rose every right exactly and so it sounds fucked up but nowadays like you don't have to go visit the crime scene to see what people can do right to see what the result of a murder like that can be you can literally just turn on the TV or Google so it makes sense to me a little bit that like people were fascinated within wanted to just like see what was happening. It's fucked up like I think maybe don't bring your kids there but who knows so this is disturbing Murray's Christmas cake was still undisposed from that morning. The one that she had baked but ended up having to be put under glass because people kept stealing the raisins off of it. Wow well I thought you want want me to elaborate. More which I could easily do you can I thought was like I can't imagine like making a cake thinking I'm going to eat it but it's actually everyone when that's gonna eat. Parts of it are actually people viewing my murder and a few. It's almost like one of the more disturbing elements and it only because like. Oh look she made this for the family to celebrate. The only reason reason it exists is because she had other plans a few hours ago actually and so people were stealing people. Apparently people came with buckets and collected the blood. So this is too far. I'm like don't steel ship from a crime scene. Don't collect blood from the VIC like okay. Now you're gone too far like I understand wanting to like see it and be curious but this is how I ended up having stories like it. Sounds like you're just trying to bring like victims one into your home. Bring a victim's raisins back to your house right right right. Those are cursed first raisins All raises curse reasons to be clear unless they're on sticks of peanut butter celery correct. And it'll antezana log. Just don't put them in my cookies. Okay so supposedly John Dillinger also came to the scene. Oh cool it's just like one of those random fun facts where like thousands of people came including John Dillinger. He was curious to I guess him amongst many games of all people less surprised. You're right about like Lizzie. Board and think about it nowadays nowadays if we were there and they still had set up of it. We'd be like Oh i WanNa see that. Yeah so it's like one hundred years later but it's still the fucked up. Things still happen to right right right very real people so it's just yeah you're right. It seems very fresh. Like fucked up and it is. There's an element of how new it is that like. Yeah I don't know why I don't know why it makes it less fucked up immediately. We do talk about older stories. Just have the element of time. Like they don't feel as I think also were. Maybe were more open to talk about our feelings about them because we know nobody alive right now is suffering through the aftermath of it like like direct right like nobody is like a current victim of yeah situation relation like nobody. Nobody that's alive right now. was best friends with Lizzy Borden Bay or something like that. Like I'm not like Oh now we can laugh about it. I mean it just looks farther away like almost nobody can sue. The cake is still warm from her making it and there's her fresh blood outside from only an hour later and then people are just like bringing buckets. It's like that part's like beyond me. Yeah it just seems. I don't know I don't know how to describe it but yeah it just seems like there's not enough time has passed for us to somehow at least former scab over it completely especially being like in the family and charging twenty five cents for people to come see it. It's it's it. Just listen. I don't know this guy. I know I did read. He had like severe money problems. And listen I'm not judging. I'm just saying like I understand. Why are innate reactionist to go with the fuck and then our secondary reactions to be like well? Actually I was listening to once crime and she said that she's like I mean to be honest. We probably would have gone if you're listening to this podcast and you've been true true crime podcast and it was true and you had no other access to any of this kind of information. It's fascinating to you and you're like what is everyone looking. What does everyone you know? How could this happen? It doesn't mean aww empathy. I guess it just means like your sickly fascinated like her. I mean who are we to talk we literally crying. That's exactly what I'm saying. Yeah and like you know so. I'm like we probably in the same boat so I don't feel like I can judge that at all. Got It taking the blood. Don't do that. That might not have done. That's that's a different story. That's like what are you gonNa do with that. What is wrong with either? You're going to do nothing or something. Anything in the category is GonNa do nothing or something and we don't like either. You're right okay so now I'm going to tell you the theories as to what the fuck happened on Christmas Day of Nineteen Twenty nine got it so Arthur had actually the injured himself a few weeks prior to the murder. He was chopping some weeds down with a with kind of an axe.
"raisin" Discussed on Business Wars
"Five months later in April twentieth. Nineteen Harry overly is rushing around his office his flight to DC relieves in three hours and he needs to head to the airport asap. He's leading a delegation to update agricultural officials on the state of raisins command and a marketing execs in holding mockups for the packaging of revamped yogurt. Covered raisins the companies planning on launching. In September they're designed to complement the sour our raisin snacks. They released last month with a goal of one. Hundred million dollars in growth over four years overly is committed to trying out a lot of new products and seeing in what connects with millennial. Consumer's overly knows a lot of millennials. Think raisins with disdain. But he's hoping that these new products will show raisins in the New Light. I know you're leaving DC. But I wanted to run these designed pasture real quick he lays them out on overly desk overly studies designs all right. Let's make the whole fruit really pop here where it says made with whole fruit. I wanted really really big. That's our whole selling point okay. This is an indulgence. One you don't have to feel guilty about got it well have a great time in DC. Thanks overly grabs his coat in his suitcase and heads to his car. Despite helping to organize this. DC trip and having made many similar such trips over the years Kalem barbarian is not going instead he staying staying home. It is vineyard in Arizona. He's been spending more time there recently although technically still the CEO of the RB A he's taking more of a backseat backseat role across town. RBI Chairman Dwayne Cardoza has just gotten a disturbing phone call. He paces his office trying to figure out what to do. Members have the option to leave the Arba every year. Car does not sure how many people will stay in the group. If it doesn't have a sizable percentage of the independent raisin growers the RBA loses its leverage to negotiate a better price in January hoping to boosts their numbers they launched a membership drive offering a bonus of ten dollars per tonne to every farmer who signs up a new member but Cardoza has just found out. They have a bigger problem. He knows who he needs to call. caitlyn barbarians speaking Kalem. Dwayne I just got a call from a farmer. He didn't want to say which but he said a field representative from packer threatened him and told him he needed to withdraw from the RBI if he wanted to sell his raisins this year. What do you think we should do? Kalem Blanche's he wasn't alive for the night riders. Here's but he heard the stories. Things have escalated to that point yet but well this sounds too close for comfort. Not much you can do really issue a statement remind growers. This kind of intimidation is illegal. Under California Law and urged people to keep reporting Cardoza size banks. Banks will do that the RBI issues the statement and then another urging raisin growers to stick together to stay united. But it's unclear if they're listening today. The raisin market continues to struggle in August Twenty Nineteen Congressman Congressman. TJ Cox and Jim Acosta Represent Fresno successfully urged the federal government to purchase fifteen million dollars worth of raisins to distribute through through nutrition. Assistance programs in their letter to the Secretary of Agriculture Congressman. Noted that farmers were hurting in part because they were caught up in the trade war between the White House in China the tariff. TIFF had a similar effect on exports elsewhere with raising exports falling overly goal of making raisins appeal appeal to millennials has become urging the state of the raisin. Industry is still in flux. The power is back in Sun. Maid's hands and now overly early in Sun made are about to take a gamble. They believe sales are shrinking because millennials have just forgotten about reasons and not because they still disdain the snack snack us two toss from their lunchboxes overly is betting that with a good advertising campaign. They can win them over. Trouble is farmers. I don't have time to find out it's fall. Twenty Nineteen Janice Eskandar Aryan watches as a tractor tears out the gnarled trunks of the grapevines she brushes away a tear hoping no one notices. She she knows this is the right thing to do. It's take out the vines or lose the farm. She no longer has the luxury of time to see. If over Lee's plan will work in the long-run she has to do this. But she can't help feeling like she's failing her family and her heritage. Her grandfather's grandfather's family planted these vines in part to maintain a connection with their Armenian homeland after they were forced to flee. She is the one one who couldn't make it work tomorrow. She'll plant almond trees. That's where the money is these days from wondering this soon is business ward. Hope you enjoyed this series. Please subscribe on Apple podcasts. spotify Google podcasts. STITCHER IHEART radio. Wherever you listen to podcasts? You'll find a link on the episode notes. Just tapper swipe over the cover art and you'll see some off roofs from our sponsors two. We hope you'll support our show by supporting them. If you like what you've heard we would love it if you give us a five star rating until your friends subscribed another way to support is by answering short survey wondering dot com slash survey. And while you're there don't forget to tell us what business were stories. You'd like to to hear a quick note about the conversations in this episode. We can't know exactly what was said but this dialogue is based on our best research. 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"raisin" Discussed on Business Wars
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"raisin" Discussed on Business Wars
"On our last episode son made a bended the normal way of doing business by rejecting the RB as price for raisins and refusing using to buy from the group's farmers it was an unexpected blow to the RBA and its venerable leader Kalem Barbarian. Who was brought in specifically you to push the packers including some made to pay more to farmers? Tensions between overly and barbarian escalated quickly months earlier earlier. Both men agreed to be on a panel about the state of the raisin industry at the annual great nut Intrigue Fruit Expo in California's Central Valley. And now what's usually a adult. If informative discussion you shaping up to be one of the most anticipated events of the expo. This is episode three gambling. The future it's November thirteenth two thousand eighteen and two son made executive stride into the industrial education building on the Fresno fairgrounds. They stopped short just inside had the doorway. They're here for one of the industry's most important. Annual events this showdown between Barcelona and overly could determine which path raisin growers growers will take. The room is filled to capacity with well over five hundred people. Seated at rows of folding tables covered in plastic tablecloths is there chatter echoes loudly off the concrete floors and high ceilings. The Sun made exempts scan the room of the several hundred. The people in the room there are only a handful. The executives recognize as being with Sun made everyone else is an independent grower aligned aligned with the the two men look at each other not exactly a friendly crowd. That's for sure these are the WHO's who of independent growers growers on the bright side of Harry can win these folks over. I guess he can win. Over any farmer as if on cue a farmer approaches them a furious look on his face. Ace your despicable. Hundreds of farmers are going to go out of business because some made won't pay a fair price one of the executives holds up his hands motioning for the man to calm down Sir Sir. I understand your frustration but I assure you we're not trying to cheat anyone out of a fair price. The other exact chimes in lucky in just a few minutes Harry over. He's going to speak. Okay just listen to him. He's going to explain what we're thinking. It might hurt in the short term but lowering. The price of raisins is going to be better for everyone in the long term. The former looks between the two men is if he can't believe what they just said. After a beat he cocks his head back and launches a large gob of spit at the executives. It lands right at their feet narrowly missing their shiny leather shoes. Greedy greedy bastards executives. Watch him walk away. Harry needs to hit a home run on that stage not far away. Makeshift Green Room. Harry overly and Kalem barbarian wait to go on. Stage overly eat crackers chewing loudly in the otherwise lies silent room. More Syrian sits with his arms crossed staring in the opposite direction. Neither man says a word the tension in the room is palpable. The moderator of the panel walks in. He's well aware of the conflict between overly Inbar Syrian. He's anxious about controlling the crowd Out and keeping the conversation productive between the two men. He covers his nervousness with faults. Cheer grinning widely as he claps his hands together. Okay Gentlemen. We'll be going on in just a few minutes. I know you're both probably nervous. Neither overly barbarian acknowledges this point they both stare at the moderator waiting for him to continue well anyway. I know this isn't where either of you would like to be right now and I appreciate you both still showed up. I know this this may be painful but it is also necessary to have this discussion. It's like eating your vegetables right. The moderator grins pleased with his analogy but overly Inbar Syrian area remain stone faced. Okay gentlemen they're ready for us. The man head out to face the crowd and each other there as soon as overly Inbar Syrian step onto the stage. The crowd goes quiet. This is the moment they've all been waiting for overly in barbarian take their seats on. The stage are Syrian. Scans the crowd. He knows most to the farmers in this room. Heck he knew most of their parents he feels a swell of confidence. These these are his people they have is back back next to overly reviews his note cards with his talking points. His points are good his reasoning solid and that gives them a sense of confidence overly figures. He'll be able to win over the farmers once they hear his ideas the moderator steps up to the microphone. The men sitting right behind me need no introduction. I know you're all eager to hear what they have to say. So let's get right to it. Mr Barbarian would you please come to the podium and give us your thoughts on the state of the raising industry Syrian steps to the podium and looks out into the crown friends fellow farmers. You don't need me to tell you the state of the raisin industry. You know how hard it is to make make ends meet how much it costs to pay for the Labor to pick your grapes. How hard it is to get access to water? We have fifty percent less acreage devoted to growing raisins today than we did in the year. Two thousand now if we want there to be a California raisin industry in the future if we don't want to seed the market to Turkey Chili Iran is Becka Stanton name a few competitors then we need to make growing owing raisins financially feasible for people right here in California so i WanNa thank the farmers and the packers who've committed to the Arba this year here you are doing. Your part for the future of California races are Syrian pauses and turns to direct his next comments to overly. Everyone in. This room knows that the price the RBI set for raisins. This year is the highest. We've ever had now. We're not doing that to be greedy. Eighty we do it so farmers can afford to keep growing raises very sits down basket cheers the moderator steps. Back up to the podium. Thank you Mr Bar Syrian. Mr Overly. You were turned over. They slowly stands up up and walks to the microphone overly waits for the noise to subside. His face unreadable. Thank you Mr Malcolm for having having me and thank you to everyone here for listening. Look I know I'm the new guy here. In many of you are part of families who have been in raising farming coming for generations. You have no reason to trust me but sometimes being the new guy allows you to have a new perspective. You know to see things. People who have been immersed in an industry can well let me tell you what I see. I see a great product that is not getting the attention it deserves in the marketplace overly removes the microphone from the stand and begins to pace the stage his boyish energy surges through him. I firmly believe the California raisins are the best raisins in the world but consumers have forgotten about them and just try finding them in the grocery store. You just try why they're buried in the baking. I'll we should be in the checkout line near the Gum and candy. The farmers in the crowd exchange looks. This guy's making sense in the back. The Sun made exempts give each other sly grins. It's too early to tell if overly hit a home run but it hasn't struck out back. onstage overly continues with all due respect to the people in this room for too long the leaders of the Raisin in industry have been too focused on the short term farmers in packers independence and sun made of all been fighting over the same piece of the Pie. I don't want to fight over one piece of Pie. I WanNa make that pie bigger. I want to stop fighting. I want unite to innovate and advertise. I I want to make consumers excited about raisins again. And we can't do that if we keep raising prices. High overly really now turns directly to address Syrian. When I asked for a lower price for raisins Sir I'm not trying to hurt raisin farmers I'm trying I just saved them? He turns to face the crowd again. Thank you for listening. He replaces the microphone and sit back down. The Room is quiet. There are no claps cheers. No booze no hisses silence after a moment the moderator returns to the microphone. Thank you both for your passion and commitment to the raisin industry. Now we're going to turn it over to the audience. I'm sure you have questions and comments for our two speakers. An old man slowly stands ends up. I have something I'd like to say. He pauses gatherings thought and for the first time that day overly and barbarian make eye contact checked. Neither of them knows what he's going to say whose side he's going to take really stand by the RV and fight for the higher price. Or will he break with them and buy into over his vision for the raisin industry. His reaction could tip the room one way or the other and that that will determine the future of California raisins.
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"Business wars is brought to you by the capital one walmart rewards card earn five percent back at Walmart online to percents Walmart in-store restaurants and travel and one percent everywhere else when you want all that you need the capital one Walmart rewards card. What's in your wallet terms in exclusions apply? It's an early Tuesday morning in November. Two thousand eighteen and Kalem barbarian is waiting for his order in a coffee shop in downtown Fresno California. It's been a month since Sun made. CEO Harry overly refuse to accept the raisin bargaining associations asking price for raisins barbarian was sure overly was bluffing and would return to the table. So far overly shows no sign of conceding. Negotiations have essentially stopped and Brazilian. Isn't sleeping well. I have the double expresso for Kalem across the room. A man's head shoots up at Kayla's name. He quickly gets up from his table and strides to the counter. Where are Syrian? Syrian is picking up his order. Kalem high I own a small farm over in Selma I just wanted to say. Thank you for everything you're doing. For independent farmers emerged and standing up for us against Sun made thanks. I'm doing my best. I know you are I. I heard some rumors that Harry overly was learning learning the cost of not negotiating with the RB. Yeah I heard about that too. But you know threats violence that's how things go and raisin land and. It's been that way for a long time. Someone can't handle that well. Maybe they don't belong here. More Syrian shakes the man's hand and heads out of the coffee shop. Feeling the pressure more than ever. He can't let down. The farmers represents twenty miles away. Harry Harry overly is at Sun made headquarters meeting with their head of security. He hasn't been sleeping. Well either. I want round the clock security with special attention. Engine on the barrels of unprocessed raisins. They're vulnerable to fire flooding. I don't know what these people are capable of. You got it boss for the record. We don't have have any proof. That Kalem is behind these threats. I'm not saying Kalem is doing anything personally. Christ the man is eighty years old. What does everyone say about the raising industry and runs on gossip right? Kalem knows who sending the threats and he not stopping them in my book. That's not how you do. Business overly seeds Kalem barbarian is grossly. Underestimating overlays resolve. If he thinks he's going to back down as the animosity city between barbarian and overly grows so does the question of whether raisin farmers will stick with the RB A or choose a new direction with Harry overly overly the time for choice is looming. The two men are about to face off. In front of the entire industry forcing the farmers is to make a decision that will shape the raisin industry for years to come support support for business wars comes from capital one with a spark cashcard from capital one. You earn unlimited two percent cash back on all of your business purchases think about it unlimited two percent cashback on everything you buy for your business and that cash back can add up to thousands of dollars which you can reinvest back into your business so you can keep growing. Imagine what unlimited two percent cashback could do for your business learn more at capital one dot com. What's in your wallet from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business wards.
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"Tenth Twenty eighteen in Harry overly is sitting in his car waiting for the picket line to be clear so you can get his office on time this morning. Everywhere we look Susan. Employees are waving signs declaring on strike and Sun made unfair fair. It looks like they're five hundred people out here overly recognizes a reporter from the Fresno Bee as well as local TV reporters sh This is a nightmare around him. Cars honked their horns in support of the workers after weeks threatening a strike. They finally did it. In retrospect complaining about how much workers cost the company in his first. All staff meeting wasn't his best move but he thinks their demands are unreasonable. Don't they understand. The raisin market is shrinking Turkey just surpassed. The United States is the top exporter of raisins. The ad campaign hasn't aired yet their new SOUR RAISIN SNACK LINE won't be in stores until the New Year they can't afford to contribute more to employees healthcare and plus it's time to negotiate the price of next year's crop. The raisins are currently sitting out in the Sun. Drying overly has been dropping hints at. The Arba. Shouldn't expect a high price this year but he doesn't think they're getting outside his car. The chant changes it. Finally the light changes in the picketers move out of the intersection overly thinks at least. They're not desperate enough to get arrested. That something as soon as he's in his office he calls his lawyer. The lawyer picks up before the end of the I ring Harry Harry. How are you holding up great? I have several thousand tons of raisins sitting in bins. That can't be sorted processed packaged inspected or even ship because of the strike. Well on the plus side at least they don't have to be refrigerated right. I'm still losing plenty of money. Are We bringing in replacement placement workers. I don't think that's a good idea. The workers have a broad base of support in the community. You know it's going to be tough to get people to cross the picket line nine. The lawyer pauses overly knows more. Bad News is coming. I think we need to start discussing concessions. No Oh no no no not yet. He hangs up the phone seconds later. The phone rings again. Hello Hello Mr overly. It's jalen barbarian. I'm pleased to inform you that the RBA is set the price of raisins at two thousand one hundred fifty dollars per tonne. That's funny now. What's the real price? I'm not in the mood for jokes today. I'm not joking. Our asking price is two thousand one hundred fifty dollars per tonne as overly realizes that barbarian serious he gets mad. The price was one thousand. Eight hundred dollars Brittan last year. This is a twenty percent increase and this is a year where you have more raisins. You know that doesn't make any sense growing raisins. Raisins is inexpensive business. Our farmers need to make a living. You can't just ignore every economic principle because your margins are tight this is price is unrealistic and unsustainable. And I'm not paying it. Well that's the price over the looks out the window. His striking workers are still out there costing his company. Millions of dollars someone's brought out a drum to accompany chanting a constant stream of cars cars honking support. Nothing is going the way he planned. We're out what we're through with the RB. Yea We'll make our own deals with unsigned growers. Thank you twenty miles away from the Sun. Made headquarters are Syrian. Rian hangs up the phone in shock. The Chairman of the board sits across from him a stunned look on his face. Please tell me what I think. Just happened didn't happen. He pulled son made out of the. Rba Son made his forty percent of the market. Without them we lose our leverage. You have to change changes mind. Don't worry don't worry I'll get him back in. Within a month Harry overly receives his first first threat. What started as a disagreement has escalated into a war? On the next episode Harry overly entailing Salem Barbarian Square off forcing the raisin growers of California to pick a side yet again. If they make the wrong choice they could doom boom a lot of raisin farmers. Whatever they decide it will determine who holds the power and shapes the industry for decades is to come from wondering this is business wars? We hope you enjoyed this episode. Please subscribe on Apple. PODCAST spotify stitcher. Google podcast iheartradio. Wherever you listen to podcasts go find the link on the episode notes? If you tap or swipe over the cover art you'll see some offers mar sponsors and you can support our show by supporting them. We hope you will. If you like what you've heard it would be terrific if you could give us a five star rating until your friends. Rents had subscribe while you're at it. 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"Turkey has long dominated the European raisin market while the United States has had a lock on Asia. But now that's starting to change California raisins have consistently been priced high and with the United States in an escalating trade war with China Chinese tariffs on. US raisins are only making them. More expensive this is the moment Turkey to take on the California export market back in his office in California overly overly is feeling good he looks up from the report on the current raisin crop. He's reading a grin on his face. Come in over. Lee's assistant enters holding an IPAD. You wanted to go over tomorrow schedule. Yes thanks Abbas seat. Have you heard about this year's crop. Yeah it looks like it will be a good one much better than last year's that was terrible. The two thousand seventeen crop was badly damaged. There was extreme heat while the grapes on the vine and Raines while they were drying which meant they didn't dry properly. The two incidents myth of two thousand seventeen crop was smaller than usual but by all reports reports. The two thousand eighteen crop has fully recovered. Meaning more raisins will be on the market. That thought makes overly happy. This is good good news for the second part of my strategy. Lowering the cost of raisins. The assistant looks up at him confused. How's that it's supply and demand? If there are more raisins on the market the growers have less leverage. So the lower the price of the raisins they sell to us and we can lower the consumer price in turn. The assistant gives them an amused. Smile overly has a lot to learn about the raisin industry. Yeah you're not from here. Are you supply. supply-and-demand doesn't have a lot of bearing on how the RV sets its prices. One hundred miles South Kalem Barbarian. CEO of the RBI is also thinking about the price of the two thousand eighteen crop at eighty years old are Syrian carrion has spent his entire life in one part of the raisin industry or another he worked on his family farm and then manage the RBA for eighteen years in the one thousand nine hundred eighty s. He left the RB to become a processor. Two years ago the RB a wooden out of retirement to head up negotiations with the raisin packers of which son made is the largest even at age eighty Mar Syrian is formidable force. His hair maybe thinning but his mind is sharp and his toughness legendary. He seemed five sun made. CEO's come and go but he's still here. Today is meeting with Dwayne Cardozo. Chairman of the RB A board Cardoza invited him here to the international fruit genetics facilities in in Bakersfield extensively. Check out the new grape varietal. Their breeding but bar Syrian has been around long enough to know the real reason for this trip. Cardoza are dosa walks barbarian around the test plots together. They examined the fruit. which is starting to wrinkle and darken marcellin fields shiver of excitement? Go go through him. It's not often person gets too. So tangibly see the future. Cardoza carefully picks up a bunch to get a closer look they really are dehydrating. On the vine beautifully it's incredible dehydration on the vine will allow the raisins to be mechanically picked saving farmers thousands of dollars labor costs every year. Yes there's no question. This is a game changer. The savings will allow farmers to farm their acres. Kerr's instead of tearing them up and planting other crops Cardoza slows down. Barbaria knows what's coming it will but we're still a ways away away. We're looking at ten to fifteen years. Until this varietal is ready to be grown commercially. We have to keep our farmers and business until then I ran ran into Janice Eskandar Ian marks daughter. She's having a real tough go of it. She says that they're talking. About tearing up their vines putting an almonds that's a raisin family through and through. You know if they're talking about throwing in the towel I hear you. Last year was a tough year. Everyone's hurting we need a good price this year. Don't worry Wayne I'm planning on getting the highest price we've ever gotten Cardoza. Grins and claps barbarian on the back. And that's why we named this varietal. After you are Syrian smiles AL's. He's feeling confident about taking the battle to Sun made and overly maybe just a bit too confident.
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"In the last episode son made used violence and intimidation to dominate the raisin industry for decades then in the nineteen sixties a group of farmers banded together and formed the Raisin Bargaining Association. Giving it's growers the power to the stand up to sun made and negotiate better prices for their raisins for forty years raisin land his seemed stable until Harry Overly takes over as CEO of Sun Mate. He doesn't plan to so much. Shakeup Raisin land is upended but the raisin bargaining association will not sit idly by. They have plans of their own. This is episode to the new sheriff In raising land it's spring twenty eighteen and overly a sitting in a boardroom across from an ad man pitching a new raise in commercial and then the guy text the girl raising Emoji with a heart. The last shot is two of them sharing a box of raisins as long as they watch Netflix and chill he. grins broadly and waits expectantly for overlays approval. Every one of the rooms also waiting for his response overly can hear the clock ticking as he musters and answer a million thoughts are racing through his mind. Since he's been at Sun made he's done a lot to grow the business he's brought in new executives from around the country. He's changed procedures. He's developing a new product line but none of this matters if he doesn't get the Ad Right. The AD is more important than anything he's done so far he has to change the way millennials think about raising and he doesn't think what he's just heard will do that. It's it's not big enough in scope. This is the first ad for raisins and almost thirty years and that last one became one of the most iconic ads of all time it has to beyond that level. You don't need to remind me. Though singing raisins haunt my sleep in the late eighties and early nineties the raisin industry banded together and made a series of ads featuring play mation raisins singing the Marvin Gaye classic. I heard through the grapevine the California raisins from California fingers became a phenomenon. Spawning t shirts lunchboxes. Michael Jackson wanted a claymation claymation raisin made in his likeness. Paul McCartney was a big fan too. There was even talk of a movie. Sales jumped twenty percent but in typical raisin is in land fashion. The ads were yanked over a squabble about funding although all the raisin farmers and packers chipped in to pay for the ad through joint commission son made wanted the claymation characters to appear exclusively on their own packaging and pressured the other companies to keep them off. There's eventually fed up with sun maids strong arm tactics. The packers shut down the commission and the ADS stopped altogether the dancing raisins loom large. Urgent overlays mind. He knows whatever ad he puts out will be compared to them. Let's step back for a second. What's our problem people? Don't eat raisins right right. But more specifically millennials don't eat raisins I believe they don't eat them because they don't think of them they're not a top of mind snack or they think of them like mustard. You eat them with something in trail mix or cereal you know but you don't eat them by themselves. So what do we know about millennials. They really like Avocado Toast. Overly is not amused I. He gets up from his chair and begins to pace thinking out loud. They're nostalgic the ad man starts taking notes. This is the generation that went nuts for polaroid's even though they can take as many photos as they wanted their phones right. They love vinyl records. Vintage Video Games. We need to tap into that. The Ad Man is scribbling on his pad deep concentration. He holds up his index expense. He needs one more. Minute overly sits back in his chair. After a moment the ad man looks up. Okay how about something like this. We follow a bunch of kids like six to eight years old as they play. But there's not a cell phone or laptop insight site right. They're doing all sorts of wholesome activities. Things kids don't do anymore. They're riding their bikes down the street building pillow. Ford's doing cartwheels is in a field that kind of thing and we shoot it all with a warm filter. You know washed out sunflowers everywhere. And the whole time they have that little. It'll red box of Sun. Maid raisins with them overly nods. He likes where this is going. Yes yes that is good. That is good. It's it's like associating raisins with Simpler Times. When food was simpler to keep going with that I think we're onto something overly leaves the meeting feeling optimistic? It may not have the impact of singing raisins but the concept of this ad is solid and most importantly he believes CBS. It will target millennials heartstrings. And tempt them into eating raisins. Once again. Six thousand miles miles away another problem for the California Raisin Industry is brewing. It's twenty eighteen and Yousef garbage a balding man with thick rimmed. Glasses is giving a tour of the Taurus processing plant and Manasseh Turkey. This visitor is an executive from the Hong Jo Leinen food company in China Google ventures has shown where the trucks come in and where the raisins are inspected in stored. Now it's time for the main event data our state of the art packing facility. You won't find a better. When anywhere in the world all around the machines were filling cartons cartons and bags with big golden raisins? It's an impressive view. Then it should be. Turkey isn't called the motherland of raisins for nothing. Governor is quiet for a moment allowing his guests to take everything in to appreciate its efficiency. Garbage can sense his judgment weighing if they're processing obsessing is up to his standards govern swatches. The man's face it gives nothing away. Garbage considers himself good at reading people but this man is a cipher finally after what feels like forever the executive nods we'll take a thousand tonnes. It's your factories impressive than your price is much better than the Americans govern grins. Broadly thousand tons is not a big the order but it signals a coming seachange..
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"This episode of business wars is brought to you by the simpsons on Disney plus. The Simpsons is one of the longest running and most award winning series in history. And you can stream the first thirty the seasons of the simpsons and so much more right now when you subscribe to Disney plus in the US. It's November twenty. Eighteen in Harry overly pulls into who is driveway. After a long day at the office seems like every day is a long day at the office. These days coming home is such a relief over Lee's thirty eight years years old with a handsome clean cut. Look he's just marked his first anniversary as the CEO of Sun made it hasn't gone at all he envisioned is overly approaches front door he notices something jammed in the crack his stomach drops he knows immediately. This isn't a take out menu or an ad for a yard service company. He pulled out the paper and puts it in his pocket. He'll look at it later right now. He wants a moment of peace the comfort of home. He's looking forward to relaxing little and going to bed. Christine is is pregnant with their first child so he knows quiet nights like these are numbered. Dan that smells good. The House special lasagna as he helps put dinner on the table overly thinks about how differently. He thought this job would go. Just over a year ago. He'd been working as the North American head of Dayo. The olive oil company after stints with Wrigley and treehouse foods when he was offered the job as CEO of Sun made it seemed like an exciting next nextstep. The Sun made board was ready to shake things up and overly was thrilled. He could put his food. Marketing background. Work overly knew that Consumers Sumer C raisins as a childhood snack. Something to pop in your kids lunchbox something you don't buy again until maybe you're baking cookies for the grandkids adults. It just don't eat raisins but people are increasingly turning to healthier foods like Hamas and protein bars over. Thanks raisins should make the cut too. And he has a plan but getting adults on the raisin train isn't the only problem the raisin industry is a lot more complicated than he expected he thought growers and packers would all be on the same side after all. They want the same thing to sell as many raisins as possible but boy was does he wrong. Hey Hon I'm just going to watch the news a bit. He needs a moment alone. He pulls the paper from his pocket and unfolds folded in bold capitalized letters. It reads you chant run angrily overly crumples the paper and we'll ball. This is the fourth threat. He's received in the past month. He can't prove it but he's pretty sure he knows who who did this. He just can't understand how it all came to this support for business. Wars comes from capital one with a spark cashcard from capital one. You earn unlimited two percents cash back on all of your business purchases think about it unlimited two percent cashback on everything you buy for your business and that cash back can add up to thousands of dollars which which you can reinvest back into your business so you can keep growing imagine what unlimited two percent cashback could do for your business learn more at at capital one dot com. What's in your wallet from wondering I'm David Brown and this is business.
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"I'm sorry boys we can't go up a penny higher. It's nineteen sixty six and earning Madryn and his brothers Kenneth and creek or are sitting in the office of a son made executive. Ernie is a charismatic man. Who started attending raise as in board meetings when he was in college at Fresno state he has a deep passion for the raise in business but today he hates it they've been here for Hours trying to negotiate a price for this year's crop their farmers independent but Sunday started buying additional raisins from independent farmers to boost output at their packing house Bernie tries again to get the price he needs two hundred forty dollars per tonne. We won't break. Even we need two hundred and fifty. The exact. Shrugs is take your time. If you don't want this deal I have growers waiting to meet with me. Who Will the brothers exchange a look? Two hundred forty forty dollars per tonne will mean their margins are tight but it's just one small farm. They don't have a lot of leverage as the biggest buyer son made effectively typically sets the price reluctantly. The brothers agree on the drive back to the farm. They're demoralised every year. The negotiations get more difficult. They never know what price they're going to get her even when they'll get paid it all veal's out of their control in the back seat Ernie stews. We wouldn't be in this position if we had a raisin bargaining association creation all of us independent growers could unite and set a price. Son Made couldn't undercut us in the Front Bernie's brothers exchange a look. This is not the first time Ernie's raised this point. He's been talking about it since college. Kenneth size are you going to tell us about the tomato growers again. Their prices rose two hundred percent after they formed bargaining association. Why can't we do that because you couldn't get a group of raising farmers to agree on? We're at dinner. You're never going to get enough of them to join a bargaining association. Not Enough for it to have any power anyway creek or agrees the Razer farmers who were still independent now WanNa stay. Independent Bay stood up to the nightrider thugs. They're just not joiners Bernie looks out the window. They're passing another packing plant outside. He sees men he knows from a nearby farm. They're picketing demanding a higher rate from the packing hacking plan. I don't know I think things are different now. I think it's time with with permission from his brothers. Ernie takes the next year off from the farm and spins it organizing what will become known as Raisin Bargaining Association. OR RB BE A. It's slow going but Ernie is able to use his natural charisma. Armenian heritage and deep knowledge of the business to convince people to sign on one. He's tireless he sets targeted. How many tons of raisins he needs to have leverage he organizes district meetings? He makes personal all contact with growers. He works with the state government to establish them as an official association and he makes progress finally in February nineteen sixty seven. He drives up to one of the last farms adrenalin pumps through his veins. This farmer was one of the last holdouts but Ernie was able to earn his trust. He's indicated he's ready to sign Ernie just hopes he hasn't exchanged his mind and a half hours taking him to drive over here. Ernie takes a deep breath and knocks on the door. The tall dark or care man opens the door high. Earning high. So you ready to do this. Yeah I guess I still feel like my dad that is GonNa roll over in his grave and we'll times change. I know our people like to stay independent. But what's the point of independence if we can't make a living the man nods you're right Bernie presents a contract in a pin. The man signs his name. Mark Iskandarian off these rusty's son Ernie grins wide. He's done it with Mark Signature. He has nearly two thousand farmers signed up the RBI represents farmers growing more than one hundred fifty thousand tons of raisins. Finally Ernie has the leverage he needs to negotiate with Sun made and that fall. It's time to see what kind of money he can get for his newly unified growers Ernie. Let's out a satisfied sigh as he puts his water glass on the table. He leans back in his seat. He's meeting with the son. Made exacts again but this time feels entirely different. He has power now. Oh good news boys. We are willing to improve our price from last year to two hundred forty two dollars per tonne. Nope I'm sorry the RB. Va is set the price at three hundred seven dollars per tonne. We just can't go below that. And when I say we to be clear I mean eighty percent of the independent growers in the area area. You understand the executive puffs out his chest. Well perhaps we need to continue these conversations with the growers who are not in the RBA. Hey Ernie sees through his bluff. Sure you can do that. If all you need is. Twelve thousand tons of raisins. Because that's all they have the executive grows Pale. He has no option but to accept the RB as price in nineteen sixty seven. Its first year in existence the the Arba gets a twenty eight percent price increase for its members but more importantly it gets a win against some made something that was unthinkable a couple for years and that threatened son maids control over the market for now but Sun made still has has some tricks up its sleeve on the next episode California raisins face a new competitor from overseas the RBA overplays overplays. Its hand and Sun made fights to reestablish its dominance from wandry story this is business wars. We sure hope you enjoyed this episode. And we invite you to subscribe on Google podcasts spotify apple podcasts stitcher iheartradio wherever you listen to podcasts. 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"Feel the man's eyes narrowing and boring into him and he tries not to show his fear but he knows there's now a target on his back. A few weeks later rusty finds himself tied up in the back of a truck with other son made holdouts. After what feels like an hour. The truck finally stops does. The door opens the Sun. Made men grabbed the farmers roughly throwing them out of the truck. Let's go up against that tree now. He kicks the man next to Rusty to emphasize his point among the farmers are tied to a fig tree rusty stares at the man pushing them around around there are blonde hair and blue eyes are in stark contrast with the ethnic features of the farmers. They've tied up Scandinavians. And and Armenians have both been in the valley since the late. Eighteen hundreds growing raisins were the scandinavians were welcomed by the upper crust with open arms. The Armenians Armenians were not one of the Sun made men cracks a whip with one hand. He holds up a contract in his other. All you have to do is sign your raisins over to Sun made and all this will be over. None of the farmers move the man with the whip size. I guess we're doing this. The hard way Whipping again jr rusty looks the man right in the as the whip slashes Che's Rusty's legs and torso. He won't give him the satisfaction of wincing one by one the farmers around him give in they. They signed the contracts. They get to rusty he to signs but he has a trick of his sleeve. He makes sure to get as much of his blood is he can on the paper. What is this? We can't turn in a bloody contract. Let it go we have enough signatures for tonight. Rusty manages a small grin he may be bloody and beaten but he is still an independent farmer rusty survives the night and he never signs with Sun made the Eke out a living as an independent raisin farmer until his death in nineteen in sixty to forty years son maids power will be unmatched by the nineteen sixties. One Unlikely Lee farmer will dig in his heels. And he'll challenge son maids hold and shake up the raisin industry. Hey I wanNA talk with you for just a moment about our sponsor courts you know about courts right courses full of creative intelligent journalism. It was founded in two thousand twelve for a new kind of business leader it quartz they take you outside. The breaking news cycle the Cable News. And all that kind of stuff. You go way beyond help you better understand how the world your work and your place in both are changing for example. Have you ever wondered what Bill Gates might do if he could turn back the clock when he was fifteen. Don't you think about it. I actually saw video interview with Microsoft founder on courts talking about that very thing. Something else I saw courts was a fascinating dating piece on how Silicon Valley's becoming an increasingly powerful political force not just a tech force. These are the deep dives that you'll find in courts. These are stories that go way beyond the mainstream stories that make you think about where you and your business might fit into this changing world but look. I'm only scratching the surface office if you become a quartz member even more incredible content opens right up to you from exclusive guides video series and presentations to conference conference calls. They give you one on one access to courts. Journalists and experts courts is offering listeners of business or something very special fifty percent off off your first year of membership just go to cousy dot com click become a member and then enter code. B W with no space. That's that's Promo Code. BWI No space to get fifty percent off your first year of membership with quartz. Over the course of lifetime the average average person spends more than one hundred fifteen thousand hours at work. Wow that's about thirteen years so finding a way to make work more rewarding fulfilling filling and enjoyable is pretty much guaranteed to be a good use of your time. Don't you think linked ends new podcast. Hello Monday with Jesse. Hempel is back for season two brought to you by linked in editorial team. This podcast tackled how to get the most for Monday. Whether your office is a skyscraper in midtown or spare bedroom upstairs each week host Jessi vehicle sits down with featured guests to investigate the row workplace in our lives and uncover lessons. You can apply to your own career so whether you're five hours into your first job we're have just five hundred left till retirement. You'll be ready to take on Monday and the rest of the work week for that matter with the knowledge to shape your own future find. Hello Monday with Jesse. Hempel on apple podcasts. Wherever you listen to podcasts.
"raisin" Discussed on Business Wars
"Raisins it's hard hard to think of a more innocent and dissed food the Morsel. That looks like a chocolate chip in trail mix but sadly isn't the little red boxes kids abandoning in their lunch boxes or toss out of Halloween bags. Almost all of the raisins produced in the United States. Come from just two hundred thousand acres. In California's -Fornia San Joaquin Valley with low profit margins and high labour costs it's a cutthroat insular world that pits the Gargantuan Sun Maid Raisin Corporation nation against small growers for a bigger share of a five hundred million dollar business in our new three part series. We look at one of the longest longest running business wars in the United States. It's a tale. As sorted as any gangster story with violence barely legal business practices and and betrayal. This is episode one a desperate Brotherhood it's nineteen eighteen in Fresno California widely given adjusts his jacket over his protruding stomach at forty thirty six years old. He's starting to put on extra pounds but he carries it with confidence as he struts through his brand new processing plant. It's Sunday so the places empty tomorrow is the grand opening. But in his head he can already hear the chatter of workers as they sort and package tons of raisins. He grins to Himself Elf. It's a whole new day for raisins. And it's all thanks to him. Six years ago the raisin industry was in the dumps Rosen's were a relatively new commodity in the United States and consumers weren't taking to them as fast as farmers expected prices were dropping so low that farmers couldn't cover their production costs farmers started talking about forming a raisin growers collective other agricultural sectors like citrus were hugely successful zestful when they did this it allows farmers to pool their resources and negotiate higher prices than individual farmers could on their own. But all the efforts to organize raisin raisin farmers fell apart raisin growers were a disparate and stubbornly individualistic group but while he given an uneducated boy from Pennsylvania and the son of a preacher found a way I instead of organizing the California Associated Raisin Company or Kerr has he called it is a nonprofit organization as most grower collectives. Were he made it a corporation. This allowed bankers lawyers and others in Fresno's upper-class to buy stock in the corporation giving the collective an influx of cash with the money in hand given told growers that have seventy five percent of the farmers summers joined the cooperative. He'd use the money to market raisins. Farmers signed up then given made good on his promise he hired the best adman he could find and he came up with the perfect slogan for the reasons that Kark produces son made griffin loves the play on words the raisins are literally relieve made by the sun right but it's spelled. Ma Id both with a beautiful girl on the box and to strengthen the trademark he kind of wishes that was the name of the collective. It's better than card. Maybe he'll change it in the future. That's a problem for another day right now. Giving his putting his money where his mouth is he spends four four hundred thousand dollars a year on marketing. Carson sales reps to grocery stores to talk about the wonders of Sun maid raisins. And it's paying off raisins. Once seen is a luxury or now on shopping. Lists of every housewife sales are up and farmers are getting double for their crops. What what they did before the collective Giffen moved onto stage two of his grand plan a processing factory and it's in operation now the door opens and a balding man holding a notebook? Walks in Mestre Giffen. I'm with Fresno Bee. We have an interview scheduled. You remember number Yes yes. Please come in the newspaper. Reporter looks around the space. He runs his hand along the sorting table. Where the raisins are prepared? And then boxed for shipment. This is a very impressive facility. Given can't help noticing that the reporter doesn't actually seem too impressed so tell me what made you decide decide to open this factory. Well it was the next step. We have ninety two hundred growers with us. You know it's the largest percentage of growers in a collective of any agricultural agricultural sector in the state right. I do know that again given clocks a skeptical. Look on the reporter's face he thought this was going to be a glowing the story about the new factory after all bringing hundreds of jobs to the area. He's starting to wonder if the reporter has another agenda but given given carries on well the best way to move forward so we could make a profit was to cut out the middleman and start packing ourselves. It's complete vertical integration. It may be cold blooded and I feel for the packing houses. They are losing a good deal of business. Seventy five percent of their business here right. But it's my job to raise profits for growers and this was a way to do it I heard one wholesaler described as the most airtight monopoly. He'd ever met given laps apps now. He knows what this report is problem is. He's one of these men who skeptical of monopolies but giving thinks America's obsession with that as misguided it believes. The power of individualism is a myth. The best way to get ahead is to unite and take total control. They may call us a monopoly. APPLEANS trust but we're a benevolent one. He believes that growers who don't join the collective or ruining it for everyone else and the best way to make money for everyone to have complete control of all aspects of growing and selling raisins the more monopolistic the better but the US government doesn't doesn't see it that way it's nineteen twenty-three. In Russky Eskandar Ian Walks with his wife and three three boys to the annual Raisin Festival in the town center. It's a big to do. There's live music dancing. Competitions one of his sons walks behead a violin case in his hand. Hurry up dad I told PD. I'd meet him at the Stage three o'clock so we can tune up together and PD is never into. But as rusty comes to courthouse park he slows down. He sees thousands of farmers gathered grim looks on their faces. You go ahead son. I'm going to stay here here and listen to what Mr Merrin has to say. Isn't he the new head of Sun made Yep I thought we hated son made rusty and his wife both Husham and look around nervously nervously. It's not safe to say that in public. There are rumors that night. Riders gangs of Sun made affiliates. Are Targeting Independent. Growers coercing forcing them to join Rusty quietly tells his son even if we were independent. What happens to Sun? Mate affects us all. Okay it's important that we know what's going on. He splits off from his family and joins the other farmers in the park. It's packed rusty estimates. That there must be a few thousand people here after a moment but then severe looking man steps up to the podium. It's Ralph P merit. The new head of Sun made read. The crowd watches him dubiously. He has a finance background and he's worked in cattle and rice but he's never worked with raisins. The crowd grows silent. As you know we are in a time of crisis. The old son Made Corporation was bound to be in violation. One of the United States antitrust laws rusty shifts uncomfortably stays quiet merit continues. Fortunately Congress stepped in passed a law that allows grower collectives to set prices. But they have new rules that we need to follow. The most important one is that we need eighty five percent of you to sign up in order to be considered a collective. We have one month to reach this goal. Can we do it. If some made fails this entire region fails don't let that happen the crowd it begins to disperse rusty heads out to meet his family at the festival. As he's leaving a son made employee approaches him waving a contract. And can I to get you to sign this rusty tenses as survivors of the Armenian genocide. Rusty's parents instilled a strong sense of independence in him. They told him don't depend on anyone else. But Rusty's objections to Sun made or more than philosophical. It's about economics. Before before it distributes prophets to farmers the collective extracts fees for marketing and the cost of damages. If smaller growers failed to deliver the harvest they promised and and that could be ruinous for small farm like Rusty's he'd rather take his chances negotiating with few independent packers. That are left. I'm going to hold off. As rusty walks away he can.
"raisin" Discussed on Business Wars
"Steely resolve takes hold in an inner fierceness rises up rusty likes handling handling the smooth green berries still warm from the Sun they remind him of his home back in Armenia he and his parents fled years ago in nineteen twelve getting out just before the genocide that killed his entire extended family once in the United States. They moved to California where they worked as field hands while they saved saved enough money to buy their own vineyard. It took years walking. The rows still fills rusty with pride. Suddenly a box truck turns into his row and skids to a stop sending up a cloud of dust adrenaline floods rusty's body. He searches for one of the wooden stakes. They used to train the grapevine grapevines to defend himself but the headlights blind him rusty. Here's several men. Come out of the truck. But he can't tell how many his hand flails flails for the steak he grasps it but before he can pull it out of the ground. He's punched hard across the jaw. Rusty falls to the ground Dork gets in his mouth and his eyes. He tastes blood rusty struggles to stand up but he's kicked hard in the ribs knocking being back down. He's overpowered and outnumbered his attackers tie. His wrists Yank him to his feet and throw him in the back of the truck inside rusty sees. He's not alone. There are seven other men all bloody with their hands tied behind their backs. They own farms nearby. He knows they all have one thing. In common they refused to sell their crops to Sun Maid Raisin Corporation operation and it seems son made will stop at nothing to change their minds here at business wars we make shows that we hope entertain you but we'd love it if you learn something to open myself up to learning more about the world is one of the reasons isn't that I listened to my favorite podcasts. And it's also why I love reading the Economist. The Economist is a weekly magazine that offers inside an opinion on international and US US news politics business finance science technology arts and the environment. It helps readers like you and me make a little more sense of what's going on in the world around founded in. It's been doing that for over. One hundred and seventy years. I started reading the Economist Twenty five years ago when I noticed it had a sense of humor and a breadth of subject matter in depth of coverage that no one else had and no one else has today. Where else can you find in one place? Smart thoroughly researched and compellingly written stories about Out Say why Russia is ambivalent about climate change. How the late Rick Cassidy took new wave music mainstream and a law banning extramarital sex? You a you may not have heard about that last one. Unless you've been reading the Economist look. The Economist is the smart guide to the forces. Changing our world. And right now you can get a free copy for your free print copy of the economist. Just text business. Wars all one word to nine nine zero zero zero again. That's a free print copy of the economist. And all you have to do is text business. Wars all one word to nine nine zero zero zero from wondering. I'm David Brown. And this is business wars.
"raisin" Discussed on 710 WOR
"W o r. Berman and Mike in the morning on seven ten w. Very good morning to everybody. Here's the question on the table. Then what do you put on a cinnamon raisin, bagel? What do I put on it? What do you? I'll tell you what I put on a last week. All right. What do you put cream cheese locks and tomato? I absolutely did the exact same thing that Cynthia Nixon that don't forget the Capers. Did you realize the Capers? I really do. How can you like the taste? No, no, no, no, no. Hold hold the Ford here. Ask you how can you possibly put tomatoes with raisins and cinnamon cinnamon, very very strong flavor. Nato's with those bagels. Basically, a a bail you put tomatoes walks on a cinema, Cynthia Nixon D S, so don't get hit. I did the same things. There you go. Maybe I'll run for. Choice of an everything bagel assault bagel or maybe a pumper, Nick. For cinnamon, raisin lox and cream cheese. And don't forget the tomato. That's the key. That is disgusting. Only thing that you should put on a cinnamon raisin bagel is fig butter that sounds delicious. Find that very often they were giving it out the other day at the Elvis. It was really really good. I put some of that fake butter on a cinnamon raisin, bagel. Oh, I tell you it's better than pancakes. So why are they believe.
"raisin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly
"Although that said actually she is women definitely would but she she actually spends a lot of her time in a hyper masculine environment of a restaurant kitchen where she works and she's the only woman in it and so the friction of that is part of the book again an actually i suppose it does return to similar tropes of how do you understand yourself within a certain world if that will is in in some way in combat with you're but this stylistically very different as well an i am i was going to say nearly stages and probably forty thousand words in to it she's far h but i haven't i mentioned this because i think i'd probably say this in this book care about process i haven't yet stopped to planet or even particularly to do a lot of research on it i'm sort of threading those elements in now but i'm doing them concurrently with the writing of it rather than doing it in a block at the beginning sort of abstractly this is the plan this is my research got now i can start writing as much better healthier more enjoyable to weave them altogether it's fascinating listen to you talking about these these and they're explains superbly well of course in the book which is redefines be a great reuter ross raisin should know ross thanks for coming to us thank you very much marcus.