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"richie jackson" Discussed on If These Ovaries Could Talk
"Here whether you like it or not. Everyone day we keep showing we're like we're like showing up. What was Seinfeld when when what's his face guys fired but just keeps coming to the office? Like Kramer thing. Yeah but we are also like Kramer like walking into our screen. It all up. Well we're like Kramer like we're idiots But we're like George Costanza that we keep showing up even though we're not invited yourself you're in right next to me. So any who so robin. Let's talk about this New New York Times article like that. People emailed us to me. I saw I was all over my feet. I'm it's called how to make your marriage gayer and so basically the what. The gist of it is that a bunch of researchers recently asked three sets of legally married couples heterosexual gay and lesbian to keep daily. Diaries recording their experiences of marriageable hurdles mayor. I can't say and distress. Yes thank you so go ahead Ro Robin what were the finding okay. So the findings were that women in different sex marriages reported. They were the worst. They they were like falling. Apart psychological distress men in same-sex marriages they had the lowest stress men married to women and women married to women they were in the middle right so similar similar levels of stress and so basically like when they break it down. They talk about how when they talk about household chores. And the and the What am I what am I trying to assign a task? Yes thank you. I just being gestures. No one can see when when heterosexual couples get into a relationship. They kind of follow. Societal norms and the The household chores just fall on the woman that we would do a lot better like the the two women couples because of that right and it said we do better to couples because we we do like I thought we would do the best. Let me say it like me too. But every single every single thing that they test in this article it turns out that the guy's gay guys do it. The best they do everything the best of the less stress. They communicate better. They communicate their needs. Better theory on my on this as I was reading it and I liked a lot of things to to say because obviously I like to hear that. Lesbian cobbles are where it's at and gay couples but I thought this this article is totally written by a man and maybe even gay man because I see there is no way that the gay guys are on top for everything. He doesn't funny on top. What's right now? What's funny though is I was thinking about how street women gendered Heterosexual Women. They came out the worst in this. And I and I I mean the most stressed most dams eight women and these are the least biggest assholes. No we're talking to assholes that's US okay. Thank you But so I I thought oh it's because like women are always nagging men but then then I started to think about. It just feels like all we're doing is talking about stereotypes in this. Yeah I mean so it's like I don't know is it that we're looking at the stereotypes or is it that this person was looking for serotypes or maybe serotypes exist for a reason like the the biggest takeaway for me besides the fact that this was written by a man and it's too male centric was that because the nature of our relationships are not the norm. It already we are. We are given the freedom to create our own roles and that makes life a little bit easier we talk. We have a whole chapter dedicated. That are upcoming series check. These ovaries could talk the things we've learned about making my family job. Good jobs are publisher but anyway. That's the gist. That I took from this. And there's something really special about and they they did say in the article that some heterosexual couples and now things are changing and were more progressive. Roles are not as set as they used to be. But it's easier for heterosexual couples to fall into these defined roles. And that's what's makes you stress so everybody take some time and figure out what you like to do. Do you like to do the dishes? Do you like to do the laundry. And let's turn it into tips. Let's let's disperse them equally. I want people to write in on our Social. Tell what their thoughts were gay. Dads spend more one on one time the kids then straight MOMS straight DADS or game MOMS which I might even find. How do you sound like the twelve people that wrote a journal? I don't say I don't know well everybody right into us and tell us what you thought. Thought about that times article. Yeah check it out and if you are wondering what's happening on our patriotic page. Because I'm sure you are. He just put up a video with last week's guest author and producer Richie Jackson and it is. It's such a powerful video. It's him reading the prayer that he wrote for his son. That heads off to call last pages of all my Yeah so powerful beautiful. Yeah so well thought out and hearing him read it he said it was great and that so a video of that is up on our patriot. Page if you want more of that. Patriot dot com slash. Ovaries Talk P. A. T. R. E. Owen Petri on Hooker. I just love your conviction of spelling that I love dot says it's it can just be people be like what's patron look. Who's coming in Casey and Lena Casey and Lena they were? I mean these people they were all over the media circuit or beautiful. Gma and all the other news outlets and of course we started. What did we do Jamie stalking as we do? Get on our podcast. So they were in these. They were all over the place because they Adopted three siblings in one year. Just one yeah So it was a bit of a story and they are fun. It was fun interview. We're going to get right to it because they were amazing. They're so fun and you know they let us in. Their house didn't drink ideo and they drink wine. So that's we liked that all right. Let's get okay rollet..
"richie jackson" Discussed on If These Ovaries Could Talk
"Each other. I didn't know anything and the first guy that I had sex with before I sat up in the bet broke up with me. Because he said we shouldn't be doing this Shameful the second guy. had sex with told me he was straight then leaned in and me we had this feverish a few weeks affair and then he said to me. I'm straight. I didn't know it seventeen that I couldn't save him from his the Har- he had learned a third guy after intercourse. One night punched me said. How could you have done that? He was so angry at having enjoyed sex with a man. So what I talk about in the book and I've said to my son is you won't know where in the young person's journey they are when you have sex with them. They could be closeted. They could have been bullied. They could have been abused. They could be self loathing. You have to take care with them and be good to them because of the world we're in we are still in a Hetero normative world and I have to say when I was reading that Chapter I had my initial thought was like Oh my God. He's he's talking he's talking about with his kidneys sex with his kid. There's unless you know and then I had to check myself. I had to check myself and then I realized that about gay. I don't I'm not like I don't want my parents will dead but I don't want them to talk about sex with me periods. How much more important is it? That the fact that you're a gay man and you're talking about your sex life with your son like it's like it's like oh it's a beautiful thing but it is an absolute blessing right. I get that opportunity to give him. What most of our LGBTQ youth don't get less than seven percent of them get inclusive sex. Ed Big big nothing. You're appealing back the curtain right now into a man's sex life which I know nothing about how video I mean. I seem like a man when you said that about sex education. A light bulb went off in my head. Like Oh my God no we have no gay sex. I thought it was interesting when you said that you told him like both ways when you told them about sex because you weren't sure his orientation. I was like that I was like what we wanted to. We told them about all types of sex because we want to give primacy of one over the other. It's amazing never occurred. Either one of us like yeah. I like I literally was thinking about how I got. A book knows about straight sex. I mean I think there was some mention when I think I would. You know some. Sometimes you're with a woman sometimes. Your man daughter's sick so I haven't really gone. You know everybody says to me. How could you talk to your son? So openly about sex is like my parents are going to read this. That's why I was much more worried about them at my son. And you reveal some stuff about the good stuff that you did back in the day you had some fun so you know the thing about writing and I think every parent should write a letter to their child before they set off. You don't have to have other people read it like I think. He gave me permission before but since it was a letter. I couldn't smooth things out. I couldn't edit things out It would have been worthless to him if he did that and I wanted him to know how extraordinary it is to be a gay man. But also how harrowing it can be and you can have both existed at the same time and I wanted to help him. Understand had a managed to Howard part and take full advantage of the extraordinary part while he's He's got an unlike most of us who come out as gay. He's got two three four guides who have done it and who have created beautiful lives with those identities so like he's he's pretty lucky he needs to take advantage of it. What's his reaction to the books? So I gave it to him just as he started college so he resents. Sanded assigned escalates and Plato. And I gave him my book and I've been put aside until he has he gets His reading for college done so. I'm hoping this summer he'll take but you know we. We have dinner when he was in high school. We had dinner. Every night is family and so these ideas won't be necessarily all nude in a lot of what I did as a young person and all the sex stuff will be news to him and a lot of my experience during the AIDS. Epidemic will be new to him. Because I didn't know when the right time to talk about a plague with your child is an so that will all I left it for the book and You you lived through the AIDS epidemic. Was off really really powerful. When I was twenty two I was at a funeral every weekend and You know I talk in the book about how my parents are elderly now and they go to. Doctors Appointments Funerals. My friends did that in Our twenties yeah. I grew up in San Francisco and so they were really Our sex education in middle school was like AIDS AIDS AIDS condoms on AIDS the signs that you have HIV you know that was even before we said HIV before you know it was still. They didn't even know that much but I was so scared that I had aids. You know but that was my sex. Education was just all about AIDS so I have this fear you about the the fear you have that is wrapped up in sacks. I have it too just because it was ingrained in me as a child. Sex leads to AIDS. Yeah no I never have sex without thinking about death even now even married. That's deep was Rosie O'Donnell more fun than there was no she. She got very very places like deep she got very deep talking about you know her her ex who who died and like all the all that she went through and we both said to her that. I you know her life because you know her from TV but when you hear it when you hear someone's journey beginning to and it's very powerful. I mean one of the things I wanted to do with the book and I had to be so honest and vulnerable is I never want to Jackson to think I was fully formed at any point. I didn't want him to think I knew everything his whole life. He's known things. I was good at things. I was not good at things. I was challenged by obstacles that I've had so I think that's the way to help. A child. Not Hide any challenges or obstacles. They have if you don't hide yours and if you don't make them feel like your perfect so they have to be perfect. They're gonNA be much more accepting of their own challenges and of their own vulnerabilities. Yeah that's great lesson. I have one more thing I want to bring up. You talk about and I love this the power that words have the ones you choose to use the ones you choose to think and you have an interesting take on. The power of being openly. Gay People saying like a person in the media is openly. Gay that's an openly gay person. I dislike it immensely deal. Yes so my feeling about when we read or hear journalists talk about maybe somebody running for President United States or actors or journalists. Who WERE GAY? They always call them openly gay and that to me. Sounds like they're saying that person is not ashamed enough. They have the audacity to be openly gay and not to be hiding it and I think it is a wink that they think being gay is still shameful and they put openly in front of it to say. We're not using that slur I they've said it for. They're not in the norm they are. The norm is to be hidden right that they are being way too. Daesh by not hiding really interesting. It got me thinking why not just say. I mean I think they should just say gay Openly as bears. They've put it on us and I think it's a noxious term interesting There's there's just so much in the book that just makes you stop. Think about what whether you believe it to be true or not true but to really think about it and give it another another thought through. Yeah Eddie Your Book Made. Yeah definitely made me think. Yeah Gay is an identity. And how much of my identity do I feel as gay? Yeah you got me thinking it's real. It's a brave buck really. Well thank you so much for coming in. I hadn't best time so great. Tell everyone to get Gaelic me. A father rights to his son by Richie Jackson Jackson. And where can they get? The book is available wherever books are sold like that answer supposed to ask. Thank you so much so nice. Aspirin time great. Everybody go out and ride this book because it's a good read thank you. That was I mean. He's that was thought provoking Very very I'm really really thinking about things..
"richie jackson" Discussed on If These Ovaries Could Talk
"We are once again. We're struggling now. That we got our new little intro figure trying to take my name and I said anyway. We're here we got a news item. Jamie off citing news as much as an listener news. Ding do make that okay. We've got a little story. We've got its own listener email. Somebody wrote in. In response to our February third episode called Stacey and Chen is back in it she talks about. Ccn Chin talked about her daughter. Zuri being an up stander and not a bystander. Your when we got a cool email from a listener about it and she said about your episode Stacey Anchin you talked about raising white men. Wanted to encourage you my brother. He's a blonde ski guy recently. Told me how they had a girl in their in their friend group. Who's telling about this guy? She was dating. Who is being an inappropriate or pressing? He knew this guy so he went and talked to him about. It told them it's unacceptable. Not Cool not fun. He told them that being respectful is the way to be in their friend group. We'll city say Jamie. He said the guy really hurt him out and visibly improved his behavior. The Guy said hearing it from a man friend changed his view. It's interesting and that he can see who's being on respectful disrespectful. My brother is not the big talking up. Standard guy never been but he has a calmly of speaking seriously to people to the point without fear on eye level. It gives people a real opportunity to change. I'm so proud of him. I am allowed feminist. But I've never done something like this. So boys can be so awesome and they can improve each other. It's really great. Thanks so much. That's from Eleanor on instagram. And just to give a little reference. We were talking about how we're nervous about raising white ball. Who want them to be good? We want them to really good people who slalom from happening right and not you know not the turds. Exactly you don't want him to be the guy that make up standards up not standards so thanks for that good feedback and I thought that was really cool because it's definitely something that we think about a lot. We do being game MOMS raising young men. I feel like I'm probably most people probably you would hope so. I mean we love men men. We're not we're not man bashers like people like to believe men did. I did get that feedback on on On we got a troll. Who told us like all lessons bashers? Yeah so we can raise Chelsea why we can't raise children doesn't even go to trolls though are so uneducated. I'm just like I don't even understand what you're saying. He somebody wrote comment on. It was about like this past episode with Rene Something About. I believe whoever has the DNA is the is. What are you talking about so adopted? Parents aren't parents so dumb. No I'm one person said. I believe the only people who can really be parents are the one who the ones who conceived and I was like. I said everybody conceived when you talk about everybody's conceived everybody's concede every single person in this world was conceived. So what are you talking about? Jv and I have like back and forth for like. Do we say something three. Say some kind of wait. Wait wait and then all of a sudden I'll be like Nah. I'm saying something. Yeah after that Third Margarita. And you're seeing something now it's I think Robin responded or vice versa. So look at me like Shit. Jamie got into you. Just can't it's funny yeah. I don't take it personally funny though like you never know. What's what's not funny dry house. I mean I don't know like there's way more high profile. Lgbtq people they're going after the US they're definitely not finding on these people most of like eighty and I'm like the One lady who was like I'm not gay I'm eighty and I'm single and I and I wrote back to her as po post and I wrote back to her I was like maybe she give it a whirl. Ravin I am. It's fun I don't care now it's just people just who've never met a gay person. I suppose and so this is what we're doing. We're introducing the guy to everyone families curl to introduce our next guest Michael by the way he's like a prominent guy and we're going to introduce from talking to right now. He's I forgot who this episode is. He's like headed girl. Jared these dumb women okay. Who's like it. Seemed like such a powerful conversation was actually conversation and so we need to get to. The episode has farm. You guys need to hear what this guy has to say. It's anyway. His name is Richie Jackson. He's the producer behind Harvey firestone's Torch Song on Broadway Los Emmy and Golden Globe nominated. Tv shows such as Nurse Jackie no big deal. Just nurse Jackie. I was just talking with an about how good they love that. Show nurse Jianghua Latte show. He wrote a new book called Gay. Like me a father rates to his son. Really Amazing Book. It was chosen by town and country as one of the most anticipated books of the year it was named an LGBTQ book that'll change the literary landscape and twenty twenty by our friend Oprah Oprah magazine. Yes she's going to be a bff because our books about to be that too and we actually got to talk to him. Can you believe he'd came on our show and He winked. It's he's huge. He's big this book is amazing. And just just we do have to give you a little bit of a trigger warning because it does cover one little sensitive topic. The first beginning fifteen minutes of the interview were talking about Losing a child at birth. So if that's an issue for you you can skip forward to after fifteen minute SAM. Bennett's this embassy. It's a beautiful story. He and he's coming from healing too so I wanted to be my dad. Know my other dad brother or forever and all those things. He's a good guy he's a good hugger to everybody. Should get a hug from Richie back. Let's listen to the show.
"richie jackson" Discussed on KCRW
"This is pressed play on Madeline brand producer Richie Jackson says that being gay is the most special thing about him he says he always felt lucky to be gay even when he came out in the early nineteen eighties not exactly an easy time to come out but when his own son recently came out to him Richie felt compelled to advise him and to warn him that even though his son had come out to proudly gay parents and in a much more tolerant America he will still face a lot of prejudice Reggie Jackson wrote his son a long letter it's a book actually and it's called gay like me a father writes to his son and Reggie Jackson joins me on the studio welcome thank you so much I'm so happy to be here I'm so happy to have you you say it is a D. blessing of your life to be gay yes why well everything good that has happened to me is because I'm gay I've always felt luckily began a I felt chosen even from a young age I grew up in a very Jewish neighborhood we were all went to public school together we all went to Hebrew school together then we went to little league together everyone was the same I had a secret and that made me feel special it is the blank guest of campuses you create your life there's no set course for you and being part of the LGBTQ community this diverse creative missed G. VS nadie community is just incredible it's so interesting to hear you say that because I and I think most people heard the opposite people wish they weren't K. wish they could be anything but get a low life of hardship ahead of right merrily because of the outside forces that teach them to think of it is wrong when you think about LGBTQ people where Marvel's week disappoint our parents were at battle with our government were stigmatized by religions we believe in our childhoods where raced in our classrooms we survived the plague and still we rise and come out and say this is me that is the spirit of an extraordinary species of people I wrote this book yes to my son to tell him what it means to be a gay man and what it takes to be a gay man in America but I also wrote it to start to change the way we think about gay people we're only four point five percent of the population four point five percent that's not a defect that's not worthless that's chosen and we have to start to talk about it that way because we're teaching our young people to think it's wrong to be shameful about it and when when they think that way they harm themselves when you say chosen it also makes it sound like you think better like it's I do think yes I do and my son always says to me you think being gay is better yes if you have an opportunity to be different than almost everybody in the world that's better the question is what do you do with that blessing and what I write my book is investing that rely on it have faith in it that's where your potential is that's where your answers are and if you really make it center to your life it will be the blessing that is if you diminish it and what I say to my son in the book what I didn't want him to do is I didn't want him to grow up to be one of these people that says gay doesn't define me I just happen to be gay by making a matter of fact he would be breaking his own heart and not taking full advantage of the gift that it is but do you worry that people who are anti gay homophobic people could take what you say and turn it around and say oh well they are different therefore they're not like us therefore they don't deserve to be considered equal and when it comes to marriage or anything along those lines I've never wanted to be straight I've never wanted to fit in I've never scrubbed off any of my gayness and I will not diminish myself in order to appease the anti LGBT Q. bigots they don't get to give us our rights we have our rights because we are human we cannot behave as if where granted rights by them that's not how it works so you wrote this letter J. like me tear an open letter obviously your son shhh don't tell a bike show to to you know right before it goes off to college yes he was about to leave our home and I I wrote a letter to him and he's you tell me earlier off Mike he isn't ready yet right he just started college just as I finished it and gave it to him and he said he was assigned Socrates so I got put aside into finished is required reading but you know as a parent right you lay the lessons at their feet and they picked them up when they're ready to pick them up mmhm but you know what at least some of his reaction will because he's already talked to you about these issues one of them as as you intimated is that he's things it's so normal now to be gay so well you must have been not a big deal right okay so maybe not normal all right not a big deal right it's accepted especially in places like New York well ever and ally here well in New York a year after I was legally married to my husband a game man was called gay slurs and shot to death a block or two from our home my father in law who walk my husband down the aisle to me called us and said do not hold hands outside our son didn't know when he was younger that I never kissed my husband goodbye are held his hand until I thought the coast was clear he didn't know we never traveled without his birth certificate for fear our parentage would be objected to our we would be blocked and god forbid we had to go to the hospital so we protected him from all of these dangers now all these rainbows and this love is love that everybody sees is masking of very real war that Mike pence and Donald Trump have declared on us the trump administration argued in the Supreme Court that it is constitutional to fire gay people from their jobs they tried to institute a rule at the health and Human Services agency that says medical personnel can deny medical care to gay people out of religious objection so all of these rainbows and all of this veneer of acceptability it's going to be worse for my son coming out in twenty twenty than it was when I came out in nineteen eighty three worse worse you say in the book how heartbreaking their entree into America doesn't feel so different from mine after all right I came out in nineteen eighty three nobody knew who we were we were so marginalized there were no out elected officials know out movie stars no representation on TV or in movies everything we fought for seems like a pipe dream and to our adversaries their worst nightmare then we achieved so much and when the Obama administration lit up the White House in rainbow that glorious day in two thousand fifteen when the Supreme Court handed down their marriage equality verdict I didn't realize that the straight lash was coming because our adversaries thought that house belongs only to them so yes it's going to be worse for my son and other young people now because our adversaries have seen our liberation and they're gonna take away and dismantle everything we've achieved and they're gonna fight really hard to make sure we don't get it back but does your son believe that does he see that does he feel it does he think he feels the very real threat at with much conversation from me and my husband at dinner about trump been pants and Betsy device and Jeff sessions all more of an imminent threat to our son then ISIS in North Korea we talk about it all the time but he grew up you know without a Gegard there's not a gay person that doesn't go out in the world knowing how vulnerable they are it's a gift but it takes vigilance and we protected him from that when he was younger so he would feel secure and now in the book I've told him everything I kept from him including you know my E. going through in all the years of the plate the aids crisis right Dalton was at your wedding he walks and I'm crazy is that he right you're very nice note he did it's it's strangely written by the he came to our wedding with Malani Ivanka trump and Jared Kushner their friends with my father in law and afterwards Donald Trump wrote us a letter that said he he thought our wedding was of the most beautiful wedding he'd ever been to except his own although he's not sure even of that so the sounds that did you take that as a genuine yeah I mean of affection and admiration yeah I definitely thought that he he sat right up front he heard my husband I vow to each other and then at the reception toast to each other he heard my father in law toast me and say that he's never seen Jordan happier and that's because of me and so what do you make of what you've just been describing his administration's clamp down on gay rights I have been asked a lot do I think he's really homophobic or it's just for politics and it doesn't matter really I don't care if he's Craven or if he's homophobic it's all the same it's vital and it has the same effect and I don't spend a lot of time thinking about him I spend a lot more time thinking about the people he's hurting the LGBTQ youth who have doubled the call volume at suicide hotline called the Trevor project the day after the election and those calls spike every time one of their hate full declarations come out of the administration so this is really a book it's not just a letter to your son it's really a letter to to whom to all of us it's a yeah that's a letter to my son it's a letter to I want to give young LGBT Q. permission to reach their destiny and to fulfill their potential it is also a letter to the parents of LGBTQ youth are parents who think they may have a child who would be LGBT Q. to say here's how to raise your child with good gay self esteem our kids are not taught their own history and they don't need to know their history has some responsibility but if they were taught for instance that Bayard Rustin a black gay man organized the March on Washington that Martin Luther king gave his I have a dream speech could you imagine how empowered young gay people would feel in their classrooms young black yes initially yeah absolutely you also say that because there is a lot of LGBTQ sex ed or sex ed that's talks about the less than seven percent of our kids are getting inclusive sex at that that's actually state sanctioned child abuse I believe it is child abuse because because we're not taught how to take care of ourselves when not talk how to take care of.
"richie jackson" Discussed on KCRW
"Gavin Newsom pardon civil rights activist fired Rustin recently if you were to identify probably one of the most important if not the most important social justice activists of the twentieth century it would be by it rest so we don't know more about him because he was gay being gay is a point of pride for writer Richie Jackson bullied in our childhoods where raced in our classrooms we survived the play and still we rise and come out and say this is his memoir after the news live from NPR news in Washington I'm Laxmi saying with the stakes high this election year Nevada Democrats may be on track to surpassing the voter turnout four years ago as breeze under of member station K. U. N. R. reports even though the regular nominating contests is in a few days state party officials have already seen heavy turnout from early voting which ended last night this is the first year that the Nevada state Democratic Party has offered early voting for its caucuses over four days the party says nearly seventy thousand voters showed up with more people expected to participate in Saturday's caucuses for comparison eighty four thousand Democrats caucused in twenty sixteen without the early vote however there's still a bit to go before surpassing two thousand eight numbers which were around one hundred eighteen thousand the candidates are expected to debate this evening in Las Vegas carcasses are slated to start at noon on Saturday for NPR news I'm breeze under in Reno there will be a new face on the democratic presidential debate stage tonight in Las Vegas former New York City mayor and billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg has qualified in the polls to join his rivals for the first time since he jumped into the race and spend hundreds of millions of dollars on TV campaign ads secretary of state might compare is condemning China for expelling three foreign correspondence from the Wall Street journal NPR's Jacki north and reports expulsions come about two weeks after the newspaper ran a scathing editorial about China Beijing revoke the press credentials of the three Wall Street journal correspondent's after the newspaper refused to apologize for an opinion column in which China is described as the real sick man of Asia the column appeared as the deadly coronavirus was quickly spreading in Beijing was tightening controls on media reports in a statement Pompeii said mature responsible countries understand that a free press reports and express his opinion he said the correct response would be to counter arguments and not restrict speech Beijing's move comes one day after the trump administration placed restrictions on five Chinese state run media outlets operating in the US Jackie Northam NPR news Washington jury deliberations continue today in New York City in the rape and sexual assault trial of former Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein we have the latest from NPR's rose Friedman the judge told the jury that it's up to them to decide which witnesses were telling the truth you apply the same common sense in the jury room that you were called on to apply throughout the rest of your lives he told them these twelve people will have to decide on the guilt or innocence of Harvey Weinstein who is charged with five counts of rape and assault relating to two women charges he denies if convicted he could face up to life in prison and peers rose Friedman reporting from Washington this is NPR news Syria's Aleppo civilian airport is open for the first time in more than eight years Syrian officials and journalists reportedly were on board the commercial airliner that today became the first in years to land in the war torn city it was a public relations milestone for government eager to move beyond a devastating civil war humanitarian crisis and here's Deborah Amos is monitoring developments from Beirut it was a symbolic landing a military band greeted passengers and barking from the forty minute flight from Damascus to Aleppo the minister of tourism other officials made the trip highlighted on Syrian news channels the Syrian military assault has widened in recent weeks due to gains on the ground with a crushing campaign of Russian airstrikes leveling villages and towns to concrete dust the military operation is also strained ties between Turkey and Russia back in opposing sides in this conflict on Wednesday Turkey's president warned of an imminent Turkish intervention more than a million Syrian civilians are massed on the Turkish border Deborah Amos NPR news Beirut an orchestra violinist in the U. K. is fully embracing the very instrument that actually helped her doctors perform brain surgery on or just two weeks ago that more Turner's recounting the unusual experience ever surgeons at king's college hospital in London removing her brain tumor as she played the violin Turner says she was the one who suggested she played during the operation so that the surgeons can make sure they did not damage areas of the brain that allowed her to play the adder play scales and more three days later Turner went home and says she's looking forward to returning.
"richie jackson" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"Your mother Basically she was in on it from the get-go and you write that. She took you to talk soccer luxury Sheets Torch Song Trilogy and seventy in you ride that you thought that was this. My Mom's way of telling me it's okay. It's okay. She took she had seen it. I was torturing children very first Broadway comedy about a gay man and it was a huge success in nineteen eighty two and three in Iran. For several years my mother saw it came home and said. I just saw this unbelievable play with this incredible actor. Who's also the playwright? And on my way out. I bought tickets to take you and I said what's it about and she said homosexuality I had not told her I was gay and she took me to see Harvey Fierstein In Torch Song the character Arnold was the first gay man I ever came in contact with and at the end of the play. He has a fight with his mother and the mother says. If I had known you were going to be gay I wouldn't have had you and after the show. Mother took me to dinner and said you know if you ever came home and said you were gay. I would not react like the mother in that play. She used theater as a crystal ball to show me life. That could be possible. She knew no gay people. Nobody was talking to my long island mother about gay people then she had no. Geico workers know gay friends. It was her own humanity. That had her take me to show me what my life could be. And I didn't come out that night but I knew I was safe because of that Gesture you also say because of your upbringing because your parents didn't teach you To to hate to belittle to look down on people on any one that you when you did leave home. It was a shock. I know well so I had. I had always thought. Being Gay was lucky from when the third grade I felt lucky to gay partly. It's because my parents never said a negative word about any group of people so I had no negativity attached to it and they always valued my feelings and my thoughts and I've always felt worthy because they made me feel that way so when I was different than everybody else I was so happy because I grew up in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood. We went to public school. Everybody was Jewish. We went to Hebrew school after then. Little League everybody was the same and I had a secret that made me special. I couldn't read. I had trouble reading. I was terrible at math. But I like boys. And that made me feel so much better than everybody and then It wasn't to the fourth grade that the My Gym teacher had heard I joined chorus and I was the only boy who joined chorus and he said to all the other kids in the gym class jump on the Faggot and all the boys piled on and that was my first sense that Oh other people think there's something wrong with this. Let's fast forward because you mentioned Harvey firestone you. You were the producer yes recently within of the revival of Torch Song Yes Harvey is whatever your closest friends. Did you think when you were sitting in that theater with your mother watching Harvey Fierstein that a few decades later you would be working with him that you would be doing the revival that you would have the life that you have now? Well I did in that theater. I did think I could have the life I wanted. Which is to be parent and to be in a relationship? Because that's what torch song is about in this play was set in nineteen seventy nine and Harvey's character. Arnold was demanding the life. He wanted an mirrored. What I wanted but You know it's extraordinary that I Became friends with Harvey. I've worked with Harvey for thirty six years and we are the best of friends but I will say what is important lesson from that. Is that gay actors half to play parts in movies and TV and theatre because what seeing Harvey on stage was miraculous to me but following what he said off stage and this is before instagram but I will read about him in the newspaper. I watched his now famous interview with Barbara. Walters on twenty twenty. It's on Youtube. Everybody should watch in nineteen eighty three. He said to Barbara Walters. I think everyone's gay unless I'm told otherwise. My Gay self-esteem just its infancy. That was a staggering paradigm. Shift for me. So watching him. Offstage was even more impactful to my life than it was on and I think that's why we need to have Lgbtq people play themselves so that young people could follow them off camera and see the life that could be possible for them. can ask a favor sure. Can we talk politics? I'd love it. Oh good I mean. It's a little daunting with you. Talk here on this bill please please. So you're a big supporter. You and Jordan are big supporters of mayor. Pete yes talk about the important given what you just said about. You Know Harvey in the importance of gay actors. Playing gave hearts as other people can see their life outside of of the theater and just living their full selves. Talk about the importance of mayor. Pete in this regard in this time that we're in right so think about all the conversations that are going on about him now in classrooms in homes and all these young people who may not understand all their feelings who may not have told anybody about their feelings but here is this gay man who is a top tier contender for the presidency. Who is traveling around the country campaigning with his husband? That is life saving for young people to see that there is possibility for them in this world and There is no way to be cavalier about his candidacy. It is give so much hope to our community and so much It's a flare of direction for parents who have young. Lgbtq parents of kids who can say look look what is possible and I just find that extraordinary one of the things I find extraordinary and this happened during two in two thousand eight. When Barack Obama was running for President The F- The first African American to one run for president. Who had a serious shot not to take anything away from Shirley Chisholm or Jesse Jesse Jackson or voted for? Oh well that's not that is not surprising But in that time there were people who are black. People are having active conversations about whether Barack Obama was black enough. I knew where this was going. And Right now the gay community seems to be in this swirl of craziness talking about whether Mayor Pete is gay enough or even if he's gay right so I mean whether he's Gay I think is absurd The weather he's gay enough. I find deeply disturbing. First of all definitional. He's Gay. He's married to a man he served under. Don't ask don't tell that's gay but what I think people are forgetting. Our community does not have a litmus test for entry. You could be my son fifteen and say you're gay and you are Part of our community. You could be the children who are standing up there. Auditoriums and Disclosing their gender identity. You can be that young man. Who was the Valedictorian Speaker at Brigham? Young who came out during his speech. That's extraordinary a thirty one year old man who lives in the closet for fear that the life he wants for himself is not possible. Who has shame about what he feels about himself? That is as legitimate and lgbtq experience as any other and we cannot start to have think there's primacy of one gay experience. We we have no test to be. You could beat self hating you. Convene you're in our community? You could be in the closet. You're in our community. You can be pride prideful and be in our community all are welcome and we have no tests. And that's what disturbs me so deeply about this conversation and so then if you were confronted by people who are insisting upon this test what would you. What would you say to them? Well you know. I think if if they want that test they're going to they are they are basically losing the soul of what makes our community souls special because we do not have judgment about the kind of gay person. That is the right kind that there is no ideal of the right kind of gay person and all of these winding definitions all these new words. That young people are using our extraordinary but we need to make sure. Our community remains cohesive and we cannot start to parse out who doesn't seem like the right part of our community I think a lot about parenting is a covenant right. You send your child out into the world and when you're not with them somebody else has to take care of them for you. Whether it's in the playground at school at Houses of worship and with our lgbtq youth that Covenant Is Broken. It can be broken by parents themselves. It's broken by the government. It's broken by are organized religions and it's broken by our education system and what our community has to do as elders is we have to take our LGBTQ youth and we have to form community around them. We have to lift them up. Help them find their gifts and unleash their potential we use We put that covenant back on we are the ones who reinstore the covenant so that is deeply important responsibility as a gay person so we cannot start saying you don't belong you're not gay enough you're not the right kind of gay we have to be restoring the covenant for every lgbtq person in this country. I mean I I find that. Entire CONVERSATION TO BE You you say drubbing Isaiah. It's offensive if You know I've had many times people saying to to me. I'm not black enough or do you know your black and say yeah. I know I'm black and I'm reminded every time right and so for me I. Maybe I've just become an old bitter this aid but I have no patience but patients were join of you would would Lgbtq HATE GROUPS. Consider PK enough to Discriminate against yes would our adversaries consider him getting enough? Yes could he be fired and all those dates? Yes can he give blood? No does he have to be careful where he's holding Charleston's hand yes so he is deaf initially gay because everything that stacked up against us is stacked up against him to in the book. You give Jackson your son. Lots of tips and pieces of advice and as we close out the conversation. What are some of the the the tips that you give him that we haven't we haven't touched on one user to be be active politically and you'd have to be active You have to get. Lgbtq people's should get their LGBTQ news from lgbtq journalists because Not all our news is always out there and it also our point of view coming from our point of view is very important. The other tips. I give him his way to be a feel good about yourself as a gay person. This world is to learn our history not as a homework not as eat-your-spinach but as a way of if you learned about who the extraordinary gay people who were in history you will feel less alone learn about our culture our writers artists because they will help you understand. That otherness is a superpower. They will show you how to use your otherness as a positive force in your life and Embraced your gayness. Make.
"richie jackson" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"And that was hard to believe twenty years ago. Yeah seems like yesterday I know and yet as you said in your answer those laws are still on the books right so you all of them right so we just went to Virginia a few years ago my husband Jordan them rothen I to have a baby and same thing we went to Virginia. 'cause they're hospitable to. Sir Paid surrogacy and because they have the administrative rules that allow us to be on the birth certificate. I will tell you though We had our baby in two thousand sixteen and after the election our lawyer called US and said you have to have a second parent adoption. I don't trust This administration and Yesterday names on the birth certificate but just to ensure your parenthood you should. I get a second parent adoption. I mean you were already like. Ah The rest of us in the gay community freaked out that the man had been elected that now here you have your own lawyer calling you in saying just in case in case so you should have a social worker from the state come into your home and give the judgement that you are suitable parent for your own baby. And I said I'm not doing that. I didn't do it and it's not Recommended and I certainly would recommend everybody get as compared adoption. But I will not let this government told me a suitable parent for my baby. So you mentioned your husband Jordan Roth and and you right so sweetly about how the relationship came together. How did you meet? So it's the gas story so happened over Brunton even Gayer than that even not we met at the Tony Awards. Okay and I was Harvey Fires Teens Guests. The year that he was up for Best Actress. Musical for hairspray. And just up the week before Somebody I knew had met with Jordan so during a commercial break I went up to Jordan and introduce myself. I mentioned this colleague. We have in common and we started to talk and I am just like every show business conversation ends with. We should have lunch. And then I went back to my seat and stared at him the entire night and I called him the next day and asked him to have lunch. One didn't answer the phone. So how many days did you wait? These advair next say how not wait. I don't play games and so so how long I called him the next day. We made a plan for lunch and I think the next week we had lunch but it was pouring rain. The day we were supposed to have lunch he's was uptown in New York City and I was downtown and I called him and said where should we meet for lunch and he said? I don't go out in the rain so if you want to still do this you have to come to me and I actually now that I look at. He really likes. Set the tone for the way this relationship has got to be. I jumped right on that subway. Well I mean and If you have not seen Ritchie's has been Jordan you will understand why that is so funny that he would not come out into the ram and so you have this date or you had several. We had several Not Dates and you know I had been in the previous relationship for fifteen years. Jordan was the very first person I started to date when I was single and I kept saying these feel like dates me. We're going to dinner and the movie that was dates when I was younger and I could tell he didn't think they were dates and I just thought Oh. Does he think we're becoming friends? Who needs more friends one night? I just said to him. We should date and he should. He said it's complicated. And all I said was it's worth it and he said it's complicated and I knew what he meant. I'm ten years older. I had at that time three year old baby and I was fresh out of very long term relationship and all I said back to him is it's worth it. And he said complicated and back and forth back and forth and finally he said. We'll just tell me how this works. We go out. I fall in love with your son. He falls in love with you. I mean with me then. We break up them. What and I said. Why are you thinking of getting out before you get in? And he didn't have an answer to that so we very slowly Dated AFTER THAT. I was seventeen years ago. Seventeen years ago and you got married got married in two thousand twelve so eight years ago. I know you have had your eighth anniversary. I think it will know. We'll be this year will be in June. I mean September is Sorry I paused one. Because you know. I know both of you adore both and the people can't see is with every answer that you've given the motions are right there on the surface whether you're talking about Jackson whether you're talking about Richie you're sorry I was thinking is whether you're talking about Jordan whether you're talking about Little Levi who's the cutest thing in the world when you and I talked about you had already written the book? You are petrified. Ask about how this book would be received in how open you are about a lot of hang in this book and again you're writing to your son and you're writing to your son about how how to be a gay man including tips sex tips. Yeah well sex. How NOT TO HAVE SEX You know I was petrified when we talk before it was out and I was Because my my entire heart is in on these pages and I felt very vulnerable and very exposed but I thought I had to write it this way. Because if it was an academic book it would be meaningless to Jackson and bike taking that narrow lane of writing him a letter. I couldn't smooth out the edges. I couldn't soften anything. I had to be honest and truthful so that it would actually be worth something and I would say that every parent. You should write your child to leather before they set off. You don't have to show it to people like I did but I I've said everything I need to say him. I am at peace that he's going out into the world and I know that I've left nothing onset You told him about or all of us really is about about painful things when you were around his age and trying to get out there and find yourself and know yourself in situations that you you got yourself into with is Say Older Gentleman but people in like professors in Wash. They were were high school teachers. Oh that's right. I know we're not taught about ourselves in school so here I less than seven percent of lgbtq people get inclusive sex. Ed Back when we were growing up. Nothing Now it's only next nothing so when I got to nyu. I had no idea how to have sex with another person. I didn't know what a tight rope it was. I didn't understand that you had to try to be vulnerable with somebody while also protecting yourself from their own taking on their baggage so the first per the first man I had sex with broke up with me right. After we had sex we hadn't sat up in the bed and he said to me. This is wrong. We should not be doing this and he broke up with me. The second person I had sex with in college said to me. I'm straight and then leaned in and kissed me and we had this feverish Fair and then he broke up with me because he said he was straight and I was so young. I had no idea that his self loathing wasn't personal. I took it on and then I realized I couldn't soothe all that terror he had for the feelings. He was having the third person after we had intercourse. Punched me and screamed at me. How could you do that? He was so angry and having enjoyed sex with a man. So those were my bruising I three experiences and I have not recovered from that I have always had difficulty letting myself be intimate because I was so hurt and what I wrote in the book and what I said to her son was. You're not gonNA know when you come in contact with a young man in college that you're GonNa Hook up with. You're not gonNA wear the journey. They are they could be in the closet. They could have been bullied. They could have been abused. They could be self loathing so you have do. Take care with them. You have to be good to them. Because I didn't know that when I was younger and so you you put all of these feelings on the page so now I have to walk through and learn from you the reactions so I the reaction of Jackson this is written to him and you've shown it to him to them but he started college when I gave it to him and he was. I gave him my book and his professor gave him. Socrates Act escalates. Guess what he chose to read verse. Socrates yes Having gotten his reaction yet we we'd has not read the whole book yet. We've spoken a lot about the ideas in the book and you know one of the things we always did while he was growing up was have dinner as a family has out every night. So these Some of it I spoke as I was writing it. But there are things in He hasn't read yet. I was much more worried about my parents reading it than I was him. And so I was go at you right. I if I remember correctly because I've read this back in September I feel so ahead of the curve but if I remember correctly your father initially did not react. Well he was not My coming my mother Was Amazing and she told my father. I was gay after I told her and he said all the stereotypical wrong things. Gay Men Lonely and sad. Why did you choose this? It's just a phase and I was so off kilter because I had never had any Problems with my parents growing up I was very good Kid and I love them and we were very close and this just put me off kilter and win your father. Read the book. He had no idea I remember. He had no idea. You felt this way There's a lot of things about my relationship with Or My feelings about my dad as a father. That would be new to him when he read the book I've said it to therapists. Nobody else and But this is a book from father to son and I think it was important to put my my relationship with my father to me so I could inform my relationship to our Sun I was so worried and I forgot that my parents are of this World War Two generation where they're not going to share their feelings so he didn't say very much to me My mother read the part about him out loud to him and he said I guess he's right and that was his reaction. And I you know to me that was extraordinary And then now he is so proud. The book he constantly is texting me about the design of it. He loves it so he hasn't quizzed me about anything or asked any questions about the contents. He's concentrating on how beautiful it looks. How proud he is and he made. I went to a book event last night and he texted me to make sure I had a Burell. Because you know he wants to make sure. I'm not going to get sick so that you're not gonna get much more detailed in there now..
"richie jackson" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"The I am Jonathan Kaye. Part and welcome to Broadway and television producer. Richie Jackson is an out loud and proud gay married man and when his teenage son came out to him he was thrilled but when his son said daddy being gay is no big deal. Ritchie knew he had to act his new book. Gay like me. Father Rights to his son is Richie's response. Being gay is a gift he says it also demands knowledge of your history. And how you fit in in America. Our conversation runs the gamut including the historic candidacy of Peop- litigate. Some are actually asking if Mayor Pete is gay enough here what Richie has to say about.
Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son
"And television producer. Richie Jackson is an out loud and proud gay married man and when his teenage son came out to him he was thrilled but when his son said daddy being gay is no big deal. Ritchie knew he had to act his new book. Gay like me. Father Rights to his son is Richie's response. Being gay is a gift he says it also demands knowledge of your history. And how you fit in in America. Our conversation runs the gamut including the historic candidacy of Peop- litigate. Some are actually asking if Mayor Pete is gay enough here what Richie has to say about that right now. Richardson thank you very much. For being on the PODCAST. Thank you so much for having me your book. Gay like me. A father rights to his son. I've read it full disclosure. I wrote a blurb for it because I thought it was beautiful and powerful but for those who haven't read it yet talk about what inspired you to write this book. Well thank you for your beautiful blurb and For having me I wrote the book because my husband and I have two children and when our older son was fifteen he told us he was gay and I was elated. I had wanted him to be gay. Hope to be gay. Why it was being gay is a gift. It is the best part about me. It's the most important part about me. It's been the blessing of my life. I wanted that blessing for him. And also you cam parent. If every day you pray your child is nothing like you. I have no self esteem as a parent if I did that. But when our son told us he was gay he said Daddy being gays not a big deal. My generation doesn't think being gay is a big deal and I said Oh no being gays a really big deal and I started to think of all the things I'd share with him about what it means to be a gay man. I didn't want him to grow up to be one of these people who diminishes it. Demeans it by saying gays? Just a part of me just happen to be gay. If he did that he would break on heart and diminish the gift that it is and then in two thousand sixteen donald trump was elected and brought with him the Washington Mike Pence and they've declared war on the LGBTQ community they are more of an imminent threat to our sun than Isis and North Korea. Now I had to warn him what it takes to be a gay man in America. And that was the impetus for the book you write in the book to your son. You're an American. You do all the things Americans do. You even have the dream but America doesn't want you doesn't accept you a systematically attempting to erase you schools. Don't teach about you laws. Don't fully protect you. The America you think you are part of is a mirage. You must every day. Keep a certain clarity about yourself yet. Remain keenly aware of America's vision of you when you started answering my first question. Being gay is a gift but this gift given what what? I've just read what you've written to your son. It's a gifted heavy baggage. It's harrowing to be gay and it's really hard to be gay but think about it our adversaries are not trying to diminish us because we are worthless because where a defect they know that are being gay makes us powerful think about what. Marvel's lgbtq people are. We disappointed our parents. We are at battle with our government. We are stigmatized by religions. We are bullied in our childhoods. Where raced in our classrooms. We've survived the plague and still we rise. Come out and say this is me. That is the spirit of an extraordinary species of people. You right Also my coming out wasn't only a combination of an exploration in an evolution of identity. It was a political act right that is opposite of what of what your son Jackson was thinking. It's just a part of me. It's not a big deal but for you when you came out it was a political act. And why right so I came out in nineteen ninety-three right at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic and are coming out was political. We had to stand up and show in numbers. How many gay people there they were. So that we would force the government to fight AIDS being game being political has always been intrinsically linked from me because my first political act as a gay person. I act as a gay person was going to rally to demand The government fight AIDS and I. You didn't go where I thought you were going to go because I thought you're already doing my answer. I thought your first political act other than coming out was going to a pride parade and you have very strong opinions about what pride has become exactly. Well you know if you if my first political act was going to pride it would not have been a parade because back in nineteen eighty three. We were marching. We were not having a parade. They were angry marches. They were there. Were more fist than flags. We were activists who were Demanding attention demanding rights that we didn't have demanding representation. There were no out politicians. There were no out movie stars. There were very few laws protecting us so back then. Pride was A A rally a March now all the rainbows and the Hashtag love is love and the parades have all lulled us into this complacency into this false idea that things are better and corporate sponsorship. You Right Pride was a rebellion. Not a logo or handed together not branded. Yes so we didn't have any corporations and I recognized that back then we would have craved the corporate attention. Oh Yeah and Just somebody to say we see you and we support you but right now what these corporations are doing is they're slapping rainbows on their Store windows they're putting floats are parade but they also when we're not watching supporting local politicians with who are anti lgbt because it is in the best interest of their business so they're pink washing us so corporations are a complicated thing for us in our in our pride rallies in our pride rallies. But given what you just said there are corporations that step up and and go to bat for us when more powerful than our government when when state legislatures do so called Bathroom Bills Tim. Cook probably the most powerful. Ceo of a gigantic corporation put his personal cloud on the an he. He is gay right. I'm put his clout on the line. Does that no extraordinarily or you could look recently at Tennessee bills. Where all the company said. This is bad for business. They still got signed into law. The only company that did not sign that letter denouncing these laws is Fedex on. That says a lot yes You what I find fascinating is in. We're of the same the same generation and this son who has didn't really have to be in the closet. You right you were never in a closet. You didn't start. Start your gay life with that prison of secrecy. Aninat weird way was the closet or is the closet A benevolent incubator. Yeah it's interesting To sit there sitting in the closet and be able to discover yourself and and have a sense of what you're facing outside. You know one of the things I think a lot about. Is these young kids. I celebrate them coming out so young but are they ready for. What's going to come at them? Once they are out and You know the the I wouldn't know how to be our son to live in a world where he didn't I didn't start my life Hiding Eileen start my life with secrets and I think so many of us Do that that becomes a modus operandi for the rest of our lives. You can't compartmentalize secrets. So if you start your life in prison and a full of secrets hiding that's GonNa seep out to other parts of your life and my son doesn't have that and I'm grateful for your grateful for it but on the other hand you it makes you super fearful rally him. He has no idea what it takes to be an on alert. Gay Man in America. I one of the things that made me nervous and why I wrote the book is he has no gay guard and Lgbtq people our age. You know that you never let down your guard. You always know who's around you what you're saying. Who can hear you when it's safe to hold your husband's hand when it's not safe to kiss the person you love goodbye. You know What Street to walk down to get to work because it safe. You know what states to live in That are hospitable to starting a family or where you could be fired for being gay there. Were all these things. That take daily vigilance. And if you don't have a gay guard you're at risk and our son didn't didn't have that when he was leaving college looking for college and yet as you write in the book I want you to talk about about this. I'm going to read this one. This one sentence. And then you run with it us. Very Gotcha. Gotcha which you're ready. Fresh said this right now but you right just a few months old and you were already confronted with gay prejudice right so Our Son was three months premature. He was an identical twin and they were They had twin twin transfusion syndrome. They were born three months early in our first born son died and Jackson was In intensive care for three months and when he was eight days old and two pounds he had surgery and over the course of the time that he was in the hospital he needed a blood transfusion. But because we are gay men Both me and my partner at the time B. D. Wong who Who Who I had Jackson with. We were not allowed to donate blood. We were his parents. We had pledged take care of him and to you know protect him and we were being told eight days into parenting that we could not do that. And that law still That regulation from the FDA still stands. Gay Men cannot donate blood unless they're celebrate for twelve months the discriminatory Regulations still in place so when we go to our. Pta says we're doing a blood drive my husband and I have to say we're not allowed to participate
"richie jackson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"You for sharing part of your day with me in a new book gay like me a father writes to his son acclaimed Broadway and TV producer Richie Jackson writes to his son on the occasion of his boy coming out quote being gay is a gift it's the world revealing itself in all its glorious otherness saying go what your own way make it yours the revelations are endless there are no expectations of what you need to be or to do drawing distinctions between his coming out in the early eighties and the sons of the twenty tends gay like me as a collection of life lessons passed down from one generation to the next highlighting the strides that have been made toward the quality and the progress still to come and Ricky Jackson sitting across from me in my studio Richie welcome thank you thank you for having me so what was the M. impetus to write this book so my husband Jordan and I have two children and when our older son was fifteen he told us he was gay and I was elated I wanted him to be gay I hope to be gay it was my greatest wish and then he said Daddy being gay is not a big deal my generation doesn't think it's a big deal and I thought oh no being gay is a really big deal and I didn't want him to grow up to be one of these people who diminishes it demeans it by saying gay is just a part of me K. doesn't define me I just happen to be gay if he did that he would break his own heart and not take full advantage of the gift that it is so I started to think about what I needed to share with him about what it means to be a gay man and then Donald Trump was elected and brought with him to Washington Mike pence and together they are more of an imminent threat to our son then isis and North Korea they have declared war on the LGBTQ community now I had to warn my son what it takes to be a gay man in America and those were the impetus for the book yeah you write in your book being gay is the most important thing about me I have heard all the damaging delusions gay doesn't define me gay is just a part of me I just happen to be gay these are dismissals rendering gay is incidental merely matter of fact these types of devaluations are disguised apologies for who you are diminishing you bit by bit robbing you of the full utilization an expression of yourself and all that you have to author you have to offer see me you have to define yourself fully as a gay man I think you sort of you getting to the you know those are the melting pot of America which actually should be believe base right right everybody should retain their individuality who you are we should celebrate each person daily should some little rain they are Klay we should celebrate our similarities and revel in our differences there's nothing wrong with reveling in our differences and seeing our common humanity and what I worried for our son is that by diminishing it he would be not taking advantage of the creativity that he has now been given the blank canvas that his life can be what ever he wants it to be with no expectations and if you break your heart every day if you put in the box who you really are then you are just he is so demeaning and diminishing and basically doing the work of our adversaries why did you choose to write this in epistolary form right so by taking that very narrow lanes of writing our son the letter it kept me from smoothing over anything from from not telling him everything I had to this was my one shot he was about to leave home for college and had I not written as a letter it would have been very academic and worthless to him but as a letter I was able to tell him everything he needed to know everything I had to tell him and I didn't smooth anything out I didn't edit anything out everything I've done wrong every the good the bad the secret of my life is in this book so he would know everything I have I am at peace I've told him everything he needs to know this report is a dad him on you get the Timothy I was waiting for out from my mother how has much more worried about my parents than my son but I think every parent should write their child the letter before they set off it is so important to make sure that we've told our children everything they need to know to equip them but also errands can be such mysteries to their children and I didn't want to be a mystery to our son and I kept so much from him when he was younger because I wanted him to feel safe I didn't want him to know the peril that gay people are under every day and so now I've disclosed at all so he could be an alert on alert gay men my guess is Reggie Jackson the names book is gay like me a father writes to his son did you know you always wanted to be a dad I my all I had to ambitions in my life from a very young age I wanted to be a father and I wanted to love someone and being a father has been the only ambition when my mother said when you're gonna tell me you're gay when I was nineteen I said I'm gay and I'm going to be a father that was before I had any idea how I knew I could be what was it about fatherhood it was just so clear to you it was vital it was vital in the way that nothing ever felt to me and I crave responsibility I've always been better when having a lot of responsibility and that that is what I love about parenting and I thought I'd be good at I thought it would utilize my potential in a way no other job or occupation with and you're very open about surrogacy and and something that I had never thought about before so thank you for making me think about something a different way you right I am agnostic as to how people build their families all of us have varying priorities needs and capacities and should be free to go the route of our choice Hades circus he which is how you had your pay service see is prohibitively expensive and I do worry that it creates a caste system among gay parents that how you create your family is based on your ability to pay the incredible family equalities path to parenthood is an indispensable resource and support for LGBT Q. per people forming families in whatever way suits them best foster care adoption or surrogacy right that was just such an interesting I just never thought about that yeah it's a very you know surrogacy is very expensive science of it is expensive the legal work involved and if like us if you live in the state where paid surrogacy is not legal shamefully not legal then you have the extra expense of traveling to where your server get is where your carrier is you you have to be in a different state to give birth these are huge expenses that are incurred over you know a two year period of having doing this process it took two years from beginning to end what's at the sensitivity to the idea that you were fortunate to be able to do this we are some people who can't and the people who want family right it is and you know there are there a couple of organizations that have started to pop up that are helping people financially who want to go the surrogacy route and I have friends who have done foster care which I think is just an extraordinary thing and friends who have had X. exciting and fantastic experience as adoptive parents so all of it we have to protect and make sure our LGBTQ people can be families in any way they want there are many many states now who are making it legal for agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ families who want to foster or adopt they the trump administration is allowing the states to use federal funding to run their agencies and to prohibit LGBTQ couples from being parents when did your son tell you he's got fifteen yes what did it come up in conversation here's how you know he in the house he's he's clocking everything I say about him in these interviews and hope that our once in the big glut declaration he was dating someone and he had a boyfriend and so there was a lot of conversation around what it was like to have a boyfriend what it was like to start to have these feelings and that was how he told us you give a lot of context in the book about what it was like coming out for you in the early eighties and you described as a political act to being gay and being political have always been intrinsically linked for me also so I moved to New York from Long Island in nineteen eighty three right at the beginning of the aids epidemic we had to come out to stand up to force the government to combat aids I don't remember coming out as an exploration of identity it felt more as a act of politics of activism for me being gay and being political have been intrinsically linked look every being gay is inherently a political act when the when we got married it felt very political to me as well as romantic when I kiss my husband in a public place it feels political and romantic and I have always been gay has meant being political because for so much of my beginning we had to protest we had to hit the streets both to fight aids and to start to get some of our rights back see right about in the book you're experiencing Harvey Fierstein's torch song trilogy with your mom on Broadway what was that experience like for you I was seventeen in high school I had not told anybody I was gay my mother spent the day in New York City she came home and I said and she said I just saw this extraordinary play with unbelievable actor who's also the playwright and I so what is it about and she said homosexuality she took me to see Harvey Fierstein and torch song trilogy the character Arnold that he played was the first gay man I ever came in contact with and he was demanding his place in the world and that was extraordinary to me and then at the end of the play the mother in the play says to Arnold played by Harvey if I knew you were going to be gay I wouldn't have had you my mother takes me to dinner after the show and says you know if you ever came home and said you were gay I would never react like the mother in that play my mother used theater used to play as a crystal ball to show me a life that could be possible for me nobody was talking to my mother about gay people in nineteen eighty two she didn't have any gay friends she had no gate co workers there were no gay people on TV no game movie stars no gay elected officials it was her own humanity who had her take me to this play and show me my life that is kind of you know that could be possible for me it was an extraordinary gesture now that you're a parent do you think about your mom trying to figure this out and trying to figure the way to connect with her teenage son and to try to make this is comfortable or make it make herself as available as possible right I thought you know I think about it you know because of some I talk about in the book about how a parent can help their L. G. B. T. cute kids because I'm doing it with our son and I think about my mother who had none of the information certainly that eyes a game man have to help my case on and she just saw me that is the she parent did the child she had not the child she thought she'd have or she thought she wanted she saw me and she parented the way I needed to be parents to let's just say you know what I was gonna say for the end but what would you if someone is listening to this and really is trying to to think about how they can be the best parent so I think one of the things is to you want to meet your child where they are and see that and less than seven percent of LGBTQ kids are getting an inclusive sex at when not taught art history in class there is a systematic child abuse of going on with our young people because we're just not educating them what I would say to a parent is if you help your young LGBT Q. kids learn their history not as homework not as go eat your spinach but as a way of them seeing they're not alone they are part of this extraordinary continuum of people could you imagine had when we were in elementary school had learned when the I have a dream speech that Bayard Rustin lack game man organized that March on Washington how empowering for young gay kids would that be so I would say teach them their history to empower them then expose them I did this when I left when I left my home I did it for myself but expose them to gay writers to LGBT Q..
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"Is measure your existence a new group show featuring six contemporary artists to expand on the Buddhist inspired idea of impermanence and constant change more information at Rubin museum dot org HSS providing spine care by a team of non surgical and surgical specialists at the number one hospital for orthopedics according to US news and World Report learn more at HSS dot EDU slash spine support for the Brian Lehrer show is provided in part by the endeavor foundation and today on all of it with Allison Stewart either editor Robert seats Maya shares his recommendations for Valentine's day dinner on a budget and you're invited to call in with your tips plus Broadway TV and film producer Richie Jackson talks about his book gay like me a father writes to his son about his experiences as a gay man in America coming up at noon on ninety three point nine FM AM eight twenty or ask your spike speaker to play W. NYC this is W. NYC ninety three point nine FM and AM eight twenty NPR news and the New York conversation I see the war over broker fees paid by ranchers escalated this week after judge blocked that week old rule.
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"Via to disseminate propaganda and misinformation and discredit mainstream media join us weekdays at two on ninety three point nine FM W. NYC on the next all of it will speak with Broadway TV and film producer Richie Jackson reflects on his experiences as a gay man in America and the progress and set backs of the LGBTQ community over the last fifty years in a new book titled gay like me a father writes to his son plus eater editor Robert seats my shares his recommendations for Valentine's day dinner on a budget this is W. NYC FM HD and AM New York this is all of it W. NYC analysis to work coming up Dan Paris was editor in chief of the award winning conte Nast magazines detail he also had a serious she joins us to discuss his new book called as needed for pain a memoir of addiction and later we'll continue our conversation about the opioid epidemic with Dan Schneider a Louisiana pharmacist who took action we learned that his son had died a drug deal gone wrong stop at nothing to find a Sam's killer and to combat the influx of drugs in the his community it's not a story is told the four part Netflix docu series the pharmacist and he joins us today to discuss we'll get to all of it I'm Alison Stewart and I'll meet you on the other side of the news.
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"There's another one. Oh No that's it. Okay thank you very much. Okay let's go to Margaret from Ohio. Hey Margaret which question the I have a question for Kevin. I Love Jazz. And you're holding up great. Do you think kate knew. She would instigating or setting Ashton with asking in his mother in the van. No good question was that was being shady in the man or was she just made. I think kate knows how to push. Push every kind of crew members buttons. She standoffish in the first few charges and kind of kind of looks at the situation. But yeah with that that was inside. Trading Yeah you know. We didn't really know how clearly thought that Ashton's response was out of line as well because it was for show about. I just didn't realize that was the thing to take them off as well. Michael Rapaport tweeted. Joe Jamail Hell. You've done a lot in your career but being on below deck is huge. So Damn Jealous. Tonight's bartender Hartung wrote a memoir. You can and should read. It's called gay like me. A father rights to his son. It's out tomorrow. Hey Richie Jackson your her son came out and you wrote this book and you sat. I'm going to write a book telling you everything you need to know about being gay. And what was his response that I know how to be gay. Really when he said he was gay. I was elated. I wanted him. I hope TB gay was my greatest. Wish was for him to begin. I love it. You've got your wig on my wish. Salary the buck okay. We have so many questions coming in Kevin. Hanna Lis Quinn. Quinn said watching the season back. Can you acknowledge how hypocritical was of you to constantly talk about how disengaged Kate was with the job considering how many times you you made critical errors. Yeah I made like an outsider's point of view for sure I I can see that. But there's there's an explanation for all of those errors But Yeah I can see that Jamal. Katie wants to know how the guest cabins are are on Valor. Oh well considering I was the primary and it was my pre Bachelorette I got I pig there so That's why it was incredible. I mean my first ars three apartments because we're not as big as this. Wow Marissa twenty-three Kevin why you keep your eggs above the stove. Shouldn't they be in the refrigerator. Easier arrate burn through them quick enough. It's just try so alice at Allison wants to know. Why do I never see you wash your hands with chef because Washington has good TV? Yeah I guess gave moon wants to know. Do you have any regrets from the charter season. Not No no regrets. The letter R. R. E. T. S.. Some people get that you'll you'll get it later. Let's stop from Orlando. Hey Staff. What's your question and my question surgeon now? I know you were friends with Mike Hill. Have you met Cynthia. And do you think you'll be invited to the wedding. Oh my God you have so. Many intersections with Bravo Zoo is a former colleague of mine I worked with at ESPN great guy. I met him in Cynthia. In fact I remember the moment. He told me she was the one really in the bar in Los Angeles and he facetime before he did. He said 'cause 'cause we call each other because my maiden name before I got married was hill now as well as and so. He said he's as I could. I think she's the one I was like really. Is that what we're doing now. And so I met them both lovely people a great guy and I think they're beautiful couple very very old crissy for Illinois Chrissy. What your question? Hi Andy I love you. I Love Ben. Congratulations my question for Kevin Watching the season back how would he have felt if his daughter were kate or Riley having everything that has gone on yeah looking at running a bit of stick from the boys first off. You know that I despite the Mayor Riley had. She didn't actually know my nine before yelling at me. So that's kind of my daughter would have a little bit more there. It's IT'S A. It's a hard question kind of odd with Kate I. I'm not bringing up a door to like that. That's for sure so on that on that note Donald won eleven or eleven said Kevin. Why do you think it was right to treat the interior as less than then expect them to be team? Kevon haven't watching this season. Kate always compliments and built you up. I don't think I ever treated them less than me. Would you agree with that Initially you Kinda did but after we squashed. Aw Issues. In the beginning you briefly. It was me I think. Yes maybe we. We built up a relationship afterwards but initially vein. Yeah I just came in hall I think as a chef all these super yachts. You've gotta come in with your best foot forward and that's and that's what I did. I had no time to kind of lean back and figure out the crew. Normally that's normally what happens all right on. Next week's finale below dedicate and Kevin decide to put their differences aside and end the season as friends. Just kidding take.
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"We all look at successful people and wonder what it would be like if we can live their lives on the outside Darren prints, look like he had everything his company prince marketing group had some of the biggest names in Hollywood, sports and entertainment. His roster included. Magic johnson. Dennis Rodman hulk HOGAN, RIC flair just to name a few. But all of this hit a big secret. He was a major drug addict on this episode. Darren tells the story of how addiction impacted his life and family and everything on the outside isn't always as it. Appears we talked about DARREN'S new bestselling book called aiming high his morning routine. Daily habits and the rock bottom moment that led him to being sober for over ten years. Now, I can't wait for you to hear this episode. So here's Darren. Okay. Guys. This is the habits hustle podcast. And we are so lucky to have Darren prints on today who is a super agent won the top agents in sports and entertainment whose book is a number one Amazon best-seller and bestseller in many other countries for other countries, right? Yes. Then had a major drug addiction opiate addiction problem and he hit rock bottom. But the good news is he is here today to talk about it and talk about his experiences, and how he was able to climb himself out of that dark place on the bottom and make his way back up. So thank you so much for being here Darren travel now, it's great to have you. And your story is not only is that fascinating and interesting, but I think it could be extremely eye-opening and informative to a lot of people. Because of what you went through. So first of all tell us like you're you're super agent who are you a quote, unquote, super agent four and two and give us some background. Magic johnson. Dennis Rodman hulk HOGAN, RIC flair Charlie Sheen of gut Chevy Chase coming in town on Monday next week for with a lot of amazing concept with the years. We lost Burt Reynolds last September evil knievel climbed for many years, you probably remember growing up. Sure smoking Joe Frazier. Mohammed Ali, very near and dear to me before they passed away while so you're a roster was pretty pretty steep there. Wow. And so we're you how did it all happen? Like when did you start being a how long have you been in age in winner? The drugs can kind of kind of peek into your life started a started a business when I was fourteen years old selling baseball cards, actually become a multimillion dollar company at fourteen fourteen. Yeah, I was doing trade shows around the country I in the tristate area than around the country and one day. I noticed that Ted Williams. Richie Jackson, Pete Rose. Mickey. Manel that all these guys were signing autographs at a convention salons wrapped around the corner. And although the baseball card business was good to me, you know, I had my own insecurities. And I think the whole celebrity thing was kind of cool and much more trapped of and. Interesting to me than what's the baseball card. So I kind of started looking into it in my early twenties. And I sold my company, and I started a sports memorabilia company, and I started doing autograph signings with people like Mohammed Ali Magic Johnson finish raum. And all the guys I have now and people Saint people so Dan built that company up, and I sold it, and I've on getting to some legal problems, which I talk about in the book the big FBI investigation. And I lost everything after selling my company at nine thousand nine hundred million dollars. I was over a million dollars in debt by the time of his twenty three and Magic Johnson never gave up on me. And he said you're gonna make lemonade out of lemons, and you're going to become stronger smarter and wiser because this and what your next move at the courage because my dad asked me to bring it up to them to say, hey, I want to be an agent. But I know I'm not a lawyer like you don't need to be a lawyer because you know, everybody you need to know. And I'm going to give you a shot to be my guy. Wow. So you went from. Doing cards to like doing basically like was it just. A car sold. You sell the car company to them being an audit to do autographs like basically Stelling famous people's autographs or do what we would like pay. Muhammad Ali to sit in a room for a few hours signed like five hundred bucks gloves, and Pamela Anderson, I work with her for years Carmen Electra Jenny McCarthy and just have we would just have distribution outlets with all different companies that knew we were like the king of autographs on. We would before walked in the room. I would have eighty percent of the merchandise already sold them. I guys with box it up out of the warehouse ship it and we go onto the next deal. That's amazing. And that's really young to be able to figure that out pretty fast. Like, so you're like a natural born entrepreneur, right? Wow. Okay. So you sold that do you want to get into a little bit? What happened in the book with the FBI FBI investigation. And just kind of sure I was. I start. It was nine thousand nine hundred five I was like I said, we were considered the king of the autograph signing industry, and every person that we sell product to we were there to witness it except for Michael Jordan, and Michael is the biggest name in the world at the time such Muhammad Ali. And there was a company in a group that was selling me merchandise signed by Michael Animas authenticated by forensic document expert, formerly that worked for the FBI. I no reason to think otherwise and after about a year and a half of selling quite a bit of it. I got a call from an FBI agent on a Sunday night. I just came back from spending the weekend with Muhammed Ali at the Essex house hotel two weeks after he let the torch for the Olympics. This was actually ninety six it was. And he's like we need you in Chicago when you your expertise because you're such an authority, which you might coming out this week will fly you out. And I'm thinking again insecure arrogant little Jewish kid from Livingston New Jersey. Oh, cool. Whatever he's like, well, we'll even pay you for your. Time. And the next day. I got a call from another officer saying, do you have an attorney. And that's what I was like, okay. This is weird side called my lawyer. And he goes don't call them backing this let me call them. I don't know what the heck is going on. And he goes he'd better bring me with you after he spoke to them. And during the investigation, I spoke to the supplier beforehand, and he said they were trying to get on tax evasion. Everything was legit a paid by check. He gets don't give them anything on a built a relationship with them. I trusted them. And I kinda concocted some stories that weren't factual. And we took a break for launch came back that a tape recorder. And there was a major conflict to something that I said they were recording. Our phones were tapped for six months, and I went from being a subject to a major target and three year investigation of issuing refunds to people and funky my reputation intact lead me from every dime. Imaginable borrowing money from friends and family just eat, and it was a really humbling experience. But at the end of the day when Muhammed and Lonnie Ali wrote a letter to the judge. Judge when Lon Rosen who's Magic's longtime play Repin magic and white Malian. Dennis Rodman who was Dennis's play rep. Then all sent in letters, and my buddy Harland or who represent Muhammad Ali while sent letters to the judge sentencing, I'll end up getting charged with making a full statement to the FBI. So as cheers probation paid a bunch of fines and who's able to walk away from it. But it's a felony. So unfortunately can ever do jury duty. Thank god. I probably never be a lawyer. So it's always on my record. But it was one of those moments that you go through in life at the time. It seems like the worst thing ever. And it was one of the biggest blessings because not only would this book wouldn't be around prince marketing wouldn't have existed because I knew I had a I had to do something else at that point my reputation. There was a lot of haters in the business at that point that just you know, I knew it was going to be a struggle to get back in. Wow. So you've had a lot of resort resurrections in your life. Yes. You're not that old. No. Well, no. So then how did it happen like because your whole story is that? Really like drugs took you down and badly. Right. So when did so then now, you're twenty three years old, and you had to rebuild your business? So walk us through that. What happens? So let me get back to the how the trucks start in the first place, and I'll get to that. So I was twelve years old. I was at sleep away camp. And throwing up often. When I when I do speaking engagements. I talk about this. I grew up in small classrooms. I was told I disappear learning disability, which now was more ADD when I focused on something I was really passionate about I excelled more than most. But for the most port whatever it was. I was learning I had zero interest whatsoever. So I was I was made fun of I was called in idiot verbally us by different people. And I think that's a number especially as developmental years on your psyche. And a twelve years old at sleep away camp night at horrible stomach pains. And I said to the counselor. I need to go to the infirmary to see the nurse and she gave me this green liquid and a clear cough syrup Cup. And I took it thinking nothing of it. And I'm walking back with us. Fulfill to my bunk. And all of a sudden is feeling came over me that I felt like superman I never had this feeling in my life, all the inadequacies the insecurities the feeling of less than two filling them not being a part of went right away. I got back to the punk. The guys are laughing with me. Not at me. I was the cool kid go looking one the funny one the smart one everything I always wanted to pay was in that little cough syrup cop, and I actually had the courage to go to the bunk next storm. Flirt, all these teenage girls for the first time in my life. But that any fear whatsoever. We'll come the next morning thinking now thing of it and did all my activities, and I'm lying in bed that very next night looking up at the sky being like how that feeling was amazing last night. And I look at the couch or twelve years old. And I said, hey, man, I got to go back to the infirm and my stomach is killing me. I did this for three weeks every single night, and to my mom and dad came up visitation day and found that I was taking a liquid Demirel and so back then there was an issue from the minute. I put that stuff in my system. And it took about three years until I was reconnected with drugs, and I was at attentive to point I had my wisdom teeth removed. And again, thank enough thing of it. In my mom, these pills up on home in pain. And I love affair came right back. I'm lying in bed. I'm on the phone loading calling my friends at this point on making money at the baseball, corpus start feeling a lot bigger. And better about myself. I call up some girlfriends, you know, peddle all the courage do everything I couldn't do without something in my system and then for about four or five years after that I trust, you know, like I said having money having success. I did everything drugs alcohol. You name it whatever it was. I did it and Twenty-one arrested four times in six months. Never one time that I look at myself in the mirror
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"You and I together oh you want to one body? Exactly. Oh, man. Pretty interesting. The hawks have seventeen fast-break points in this game. That's a lot. And that goes to that. Pace that they play at watch. Watch ball down by two for a young with the ball flips. It today's more burns a quarter left side. There's a lob inside a Colin stolen by Roman red Alam of soon as they came out of that time, I refer to Jackson left wing three. No good by. Reggie jackson. Had a good look to it. Of the rebound. Taurean prince looking around like man, I had that what a stat line. Reggie Jackson today. There's an Atlanta turnover. Taurean prince at dock lose seventy six seventy forty three Jackson the Griffin lookout for behind. John was ready Griffin. Letting go by Mr. shot put back in by the big fella at seventy eight seventy four Detroit gotta keep the pedal to the metal right now. Because we know manatee might get a, you know, a little run seventeen points for Drummond. Here's young right. Elbow left side, Deb and for three and it's no good rebound. Ellington. We got fouled and get a call. Finally missed him on deadman, seventy eight seventy four Detroit. Reggie jackson. By the backgrounds paths Griffin with a ball fake on three toward the ramp. Oh, man. He had a dunk coming but a foul on debit. Instead. Reassigned lion out. That is the third foul on Devon. Bruce Brown will inbound it for the pistons will play in Miami tomorrow night. They only a half game behind the pistons. Reggie Jackson with the basketball. Work it over beige more fifteen footer on the way good for Richie Jackson, eighty to seventy four what a stat line for Reggie Jackson, twenty four point five assists, three rebounds, two steals. Three triples. John Collins driving little euro finish with the finger. Roll is moved by Collins eighty to seventy sixty three. Get some separation right now at this team. So you can get a good breather and a fourth period. Yep. I agree. Six twenty five to go to third Jackson again between the rings chipped for Brahmin turns a quarter underneath the basket reverse layup, he's got such long arms. You can do that at eighty to seventy six Detroit. Right now, you'll Blake's not giving you what you need. Reggie Jackson is doing it all forty six for him. Trae young being bottled up by Bruce Brown gets free on a screen wild pass turned over as he tried to get it to deadman on the sideline. He's under duress. Bruce Brown is really put a good. The doing a good job of keeping him all balanced. Yup. Sure. Head halfway through period. Number three. Reggie Jackson floated up on the half court momentarily. It's passed as more from fancy dribbling. Do he gets a foul sold? One on Bet's more nab little pick and roll been real effective for the pistons haven't seen that in a while. By fifty remaining here at third eighty to seventy six Detroit by six. Brought him in Chuck. Bruce Brown for the left side line gets it. The Jackson things more locked up on him again. Double team past the drumming remedy Griffin right sideline. Ellington missing at three Drummond. That's gonna be a fat one Drummond. I think yes, it is. That's three thousand our Drummond. So he's gotta be careful here with still five forty to go on a third. And the pistol lead at six. And it goes to trae young the pistons average, fourteen five and a half boards, five and a half assists coming in in real, quiet. Almost turned over prince with an ice save skipped one over two bays lower the lefty for three rattles opted drama. Eighty to seventy six Detroit. Edgy Jackson across the time. Live being dogged again by bays more really thrill off. It goes pick and roll drum an extra pass Bruce Brown blocked by deadline Brown pits it up and it was blocked again. Fast-break Atlanta as more MRs. Debt? Bundle the rebound put it down on the floor. And he's out about. That's the bright Baldy deadman recovered it and look out look. Yeah. Get a little chippy deadman wouldn't give up the basketball at should be a delay a game. That's I mean he had in his hand. Referee's got a get. Well, they blow the whistle. Instead, it was outta back. He was he was sitting on the baseline clearly out of bounds. It should have been a delay. Again, lead the referees could tell you what are they gonna look call in here. The pistons were wanting the ball, so they could get Lewellen. And I think that should have been a delay a game on deadman. This little a whole lot of activity in that of the hand of Jehan jagged going on. But. I guess they are going to look at Josh Kevin's Arlene official. So four fifty six to go on a third eighty to seventy six Detroit's he dead minutes. Look at it. He sitting out of bounds. And the pistons want the ball. And they have ever missed. Gave Blake of technical foul. Technical foul on Blake Griffin. You gotta be kidding me. I mean, it's ridiculous. Ridiculous. Anybody called timeout? Trying to figure it out. All the pistons one was the ball, which they had every right to to have. That's a bogus. Call. Dwayne deadman. Few technical free throws got nine points, eight rebounds. Man. No eighty to seventy seven now as Alex is gonna come at Amari Spelman, the Andrei Ben Brie and Jalen Adams alternative for Lila hockey team. Shift. Luke Canard's gonna come in for Detroit here. Reggie Jackson still. Josh tiven. So hard for Bruce Brown it'll be pissed and ball, which should have been all along. I just I don't agree with that technical foul. Call ridiculous. All right here comes Reggie. Rocketed across left to right here at state farm arena. Could roll Griffin up and under move for the Finnish. That's a beauty eighty four seventy seventy three steel by Brahmin. And a whistle. So good at that. I mean, I don't know. How guys don't know that he's gonna come back? Yeah. He just goes back in like, okay. You think he's running back? He does a lot like Ben Wallace used to do. Absolutely. By the way, regulations to bend Wallace. On the final list for the Basketball Hall of fame is rumoured at the line misses. The foul was on Alex, Len eighty four seventy seven pistons. He splits the pair. So the lead has grown to eight. That's the biggest lead of the night for Detroit. Four thirty nine to go on a third. Atoms us on the lend screen flips it through Spelman left side for three rooms lot Brahmin with a good progressive. Rebound three's going Donen now. Reggie Jackson the ball. Nice little crossover behind Griffin gets it lake. Fires three good. He looks to the Atlanta bench and the pistons lead by eleven now what have we got? Another technical. They just not on. They just teed up lakes. I remember you. He looked over there at the Atlanta saying something. My goodness. Eighty eight seventy nine Easter leave the floor these to get out of there. So nothing else happens here. But while the first technical was absolutely bogus by this officiating. And that one. That one you could argue. Guess taunting. You can't Tom. And that was what that was. I mean, but the first technical was ridiculous. So we'll keep an eye on that game at the four nineteen Mark. The third and the pistons up by. Tim eighty eight seventy eight. Up eleven forty gotta Jack. Don makers checked in so Baker and drum out on the floor. Just an awful. Awful. Zubaida book. Well, the second one. The first one was terrible. Adams memory left wing systems by ten six to go to third Spelman, their Jalen Adam's Adam's sneaks through the paid. The comes flying loose and Thon maker reaches up arms and gifted Jackson left sideline mouthpiece hanging out. Reggie with it. That's a region foul. Member. Jackson with twenty six seven assists, three rebounds. He's gonna have to take the pisses stretch. Yes. He is. Free. Fifty to go here in period. Number three is no safe zone. Now. Reggie Jackson have outstanding night ten out of fifteen from the field. I love the way through. The pistons take the eleven point lead. Carter in the game. The amazing. I think forty two years still look great. Second one on the way. Nope. First free. Throw the night. Alex, Len the rebound eighty nine seventy eight Detroit. Gotta be careful. He's got three. Off the Bamburi left Wang's back. I've taught drummer or the steel grumble the crossover ducks fetishes with John. I tried to give him the euro. Yes. He did. This is third steel as well. Andre drummond. Is as we should is the only player in the league these guy now. He came into this game with eighty seven steals in ninety one blocks. As MRs and other free throw. None of struggle at the line that I is this gonna come in four Reggie Jackson. The little breeder again appeal Reggie is gonna play some heavy minutes tonight. Lake griffin. Again, he jetted. Some crazy reason. Nicholas. And drama, Mr. pair Mitch card over the rebound. Eighty nine seventy eight Detroit still three and a half to go on a third of the attack since it after benbridge memory turns a corner and got gonna call a foul on Detroit as Smith tried to reach out to get the ball. But he's going to be called for a foul. Instead. Fouls on ish. Then will head to the free throw line. He was the first round pick by this team back in two thousand sixteen hits free throw. Eighty nine seventy nine Atlanta hanging around. I don't want to get another run going as the thing this right now without having Blake. You got to take care of your business and Audrey dumb has been doing that. Closing in Rick on another twenty twenty game. Luke Kennard comes to get it out there. A Smith maker Drummond and Ellington, Lukeni attack swings up with a right hand. No good comes down to Alex Lam. Gumbel hawks. Right. The lep vailab Adam slips it to spell. Many couldn't step into three goes to the left elbow cut off by maker. Nice little back move by Jalen atoms through Alex, Len floors, three in the right corner. Eighty nine eighty to Atlanta cuts at the seven forty seven to go on a third. They did a bunch of threes in this game. Thon maker will try to make one good from white up top holy mackerel ninety two eighty two. Now, this is only two baskets. He made has been threes. Very much Adams behind the lens screen to the elbow court. Spelman drops it in deep the landing it's Drummond. He's gotta be careful hooks it up hand. Ninety two eighty four drum and could not defend that as tightly as you wanna do. Now. Probably through that out of up in the crowd ID to eighty four Detroit h Smith topside all Thon maker again. No good. This time. Not an open look at it, though members come out of the left side line for Atlanta ninety two eighty four Detroit Embry, the Vince Carter for three and that's.
"richie jackson" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Football star previewing some of these prime time matchups number five Georgia number twenty four over in Sanford stadium in Athens. Again, here's the realities of this matchup. Georgia's on a collision course with Alabama in the SEC championship game. And I don't think they could stand up to Alabama. But as far as this matchup, Georgia thirteen point favorite. There's a reason auburn's creep back into the bottom of the top twenty five. But I think you'd agree with me. Shea. This is not been a vintage Auburn team. Offensively stood them is taking a step back. They haven't run the ball with the usual efficiency and success that they have in the past. And generally, they just haven't been what we've expected on from orbit under Gus malzahn. And when you look at them in a match up against Georgia. Georgia has met my expectations this year, either from a consistency standpoint. But I do think Georgia is the better football team here on both sides of the ball and particularly both throwing the ball and running the ball offensively. And I think Georgia's is gonna hang some points on that Auburn defense, and I like Georgia to win this one I won't say comfortably. But I think they'll be in control most of the way and probably win it by about ten when it's all said and done. Know. Rivalry game. And Auburn I do think as a south defense. But you know, they just have not been which is surprised it's not to get it together offensively even with Jared. All that hype coming into the season he decided to produce. I think Auburn roles are Georgia roles here. Now, I agree. I think it'll be a little closer than people think because of the rivalry factor. SEC matchup, Auburn stout defence. But ultimately those defenses wilt under the pressure that the lack of offense of success puts on them. And I think that's kind of what happens here. So we both liked again. Cruise control the SEC championship game is already set. It's georgia. And it's Alabama George beaten Alabama in that they'll go to a nice bowl with a nice game here in my mind, but they're not they're not going to they're not making the college football playoffs, but they will make some kind of New Year's day bowl and get a nice payoff for the Georgia BULLDOGS. It'll be another good year. But they ain't good enough were consistent enough to knock off the Alabama crimson tide. But they are good enough to knock off the Auburn Tigers. All right. Let's go out to the phones bringing my buddy John from Florida, John you're up on SP nation radio. I'm doing good, John. I'm doing I'm doing real good talking. A lot of college football basketball is the seventy Sixers got their third star in Jimmy Butler and cut off to the races. What's on your mind? Well, I'll tell you something feeling a little depressed. I mean, would you rather have Manny Machado Brett Gardner and CC's a bath? I don't know we're gonna running an old age home or what? Why the delay? We can we find Manny Machado now. When can you start signing, these guys, I I think the window has open. I'm trying to remember what day free agents can actually be signed that aren't from your team. I don't know offhand. Because many Machado's right handed hitting Richie Jackson. He might be a little painted a, but but he comes through in the clutch and whatnot. Running a church social route here to win championships Sunday good guy award and this guy can hit a clutch without him. They don't beat Milwaukee. They don't feed Atlanta. Well. Acton. Four runs in the six to clinch area to run Auburn a three nothing against Atlanta. Milwaukee scored the winning run in the fourteenth inning. And he drove in three runs in the first game of the World Series. He did his job, and we need people like that instead of taking touch Fraser last year with a third one out Kennedy goddamn fly ball, then the core. This guy Crawford boxes. We don't want at least one of the last two world championships. Fancy. A question free agency began as far as being able to sign players November third. So why what is that idiot Cashman waiting for? I mean why I mean unless he's under wolves from Steinbrenner not to do it. But Chris I would go I got under the luxury tax threshold last year. So reset so if they go over it's only twenty percents that of fifty percent. So I expect the Yankees to take the wraps off of the wallet and be very very active in free agency for their minds air priority is going to be their starting rotation and even fortifying the bullpen. So you can fully expect even with the signing of Samatha who is on his he's going to retire after the twenty thousand nine season, you could fully expect to see Patrick Corbin. They're I think they're the favorites in the Patrick Corbin sweepstakes. And it's going to cost them a boatload of money. And I don't know if it's gonna end up being money. Well, spent I like Corbin, but I don't know if I'm gonna like the price of they're going to have to pay. Say coming off a career year or twenty nine years old. They could be inflated for J hat. I fully expect them to bring in two more starters. Evolve. I'm not as big on evolved is a lot of people are tantalizing stuff up until this half season with Boston. The results were pretty mediocre in his career. But there. Greg bird going to Cleveland with another with another prospect for coober. That's definitely in play. And I don't know if it's could probably gonna take more than Greg bird. Down here. Well, they'd have to empty some pieces added a farm system, but Cleveland's looking to Luke pair some salary and both kluber and corral SCO are definitely being dangled out there by the Indians and the Yankees between some of their young major leaguers, and particularly a lot of high end prospects. They certainly have the pieces that could bring back a Corey kluber or Carlos Carrasco. So that may be enough that you may see one in free agency and a trade, but I could fully expect for the Yankees, John. They're going to to starting pitchers. They're gonna kinda sort through their bullpen. I think there despite you know, the reputation of the bullpen last year and the relative success they're going to tweak that bullpen a little bit and get some more pieces in there and have that be even stronger than are also going to look offense. Because as we said the Yankees did not hitting the clutch CCC, not see DeeDee gregorious is going to be out. Most of the. A year. So you talk about Machado. Here's here's why the finished. So good. You don't have a shortstop for most of twenty eighteen. Shorts twenty thousand nine rather Machado can play shortstop don't think he's any longer a gold glove caliber shortstop like he was in his past. But he's got that great bat and he'd go right in the middle of the lineup. Then when DD comes back, you could slide Machado third the Larkin either play I or play left field or play somewhere. You certainly got to get that back in the lineup, and he certainly athletic enough to play a position other than third base because he's not a great defensive third baseman. And I certainly think he has the tools to play someplace else and in order to keep that bat in the lineup. The longer we wait to get Machado war, one of these other corporate culture. Why can't why not talk to them right now in Graham light away? Well, I'm sure they're talking, but the funny thing, and you know, the spatial league baseball free agency is not like NBA free agency or NFL free agency where it's a sprints particularly NBA, free eggs. Everybody signed in those first two days. NBA major league baseball free agency is this real marathon. And these big contracts don't get thrown out there right away. It sometimes takes weeks. John to get these guys signed Reggie Jackson. I think in November. Forty years ago. John today forty. Yeah. We got him in the end the bicentennial for seventy seven, but we got them in right away. I think we gotta be thanksgiving. But in today's world, it's a little bit different Machado starting pitching. As I mentioned the peace in the bullpen. That's all on the Yankees radar and tweaking that lineup a little bit. Because I don't think it's escaped. The Yankee brass that they did not hit well in the clutch. They don't have shortstop for the twenty one thousand nine hundred season because the DVD's injury and that a guy like Machado would fit in there perfectly. I've heard I've heard they're not interested in Bryce Harper and his left handed bat to play first base. So I'm thinking all is for them as far as the big ticket. Offensive free agent are on Manny Machado, right. I mean, I mean we average six game against Boston in nine games at the stadium. We beat them six hundred nine during the regular season. We average to. Up in a nutshell. When I was a kid, we do just as well in the postseason. We did in the regular season. I mean, it just this offense. The every year in the postseason. We just one to three runs. A game crap is gonna burn every year outside a tool nine what we did. But this team we the offense is ninety nine point nine percent of the problem. I told you before the only postseason series we lost because of the pitching to every other series because often scores one two three runs a game. It's as simple as that. And we got an owner for some unknown reason and Cashman, protect the offense and scapegoat the pitching. But I'll tell you this John the purse strings are going to be open this off season. And as I said expect to new primetime members of that starting rotation. Expect the bullpen to be even better on paper than it was going into last season and expect them to add a piece to that starting lineup. I hope it's Manny Machado. I think the jury's out on that. I don't know where they're gonna go. You know, they're going to have competition. And I don't know. I haven't heard anything about how hot the Yankees are four Machado. So only times go to tell on that John. But I'll keep you posted on it. As I always do John. Thanks so much. Joe you got it tomorrow. Eight to ten PM eastern time. I'll talk to you. Then my friend up next. Let's get into more previews of those prime time matchups in the top twenty five in college football. Particularly those games with playoff implications. It's next on SP nation radio. Joe Spanos shea raft. Join WINS.
"richie jackson" Discussed on Pop Shop
"Good to be true i'm in a room ten thanks again agr it was always really nice to speak with them they were just the nicest guy they really are i mean i guess we shouldn't be surprised that they're all super nice since they all grew up in the same household their brothers and we oftentimes we will say oh they were so nice and we mean that every time we say it but they're genuinely really nice people you felt like you actually like i was like oh we could probably continue this conversation after the you know the tape stops rolling yeah exactly like lunch or something yes and now it's time for the charts debt the week this week in one thousand nine hundred five all star charity song we are the world hit number one on the billboard hot one hundred the track which was billed to the artist usa for africa was written by michael jackson and lionel richie and topped the list dated april thirteenth nineteen eighty five it's been a total of four weeks at number one now the song was recorded on the night of the american music awards in nine hundred five that's back the ama especially held at that early part of the year not in november it was actually at the end of january enabling dozens of listers to hop on the track together in the same studio at the same time as they all happen to be in town together for the ama's perfect mix total sense the songs guest list reads like a who's who of not just pop music in nineteen eighty five but well all the time aside from richie jackson the track boasted bruce springsteen billy joel diana ross tina turner bob dylan's stevie wonder bette midler paul simon and many many more according to united support of artists for africa which is the sort of overarching foundation turtle arm thing that runs usa for africa the worldwide sales of we are the world has generated more than sixty million dollars assisting africa and africans affected by the famine and other critical issues since nineteen eighty five so they had it this week in nineteen eightyfive we are the world topped the hot one hundred chart.
"richie jackson" Discussed on Nacht Beauty
"Unlock signing i try to malign you did i remember like the super base cover oh levelling oh g yes are a bat with the suicide yeah now sean i always like event row thys be here in the archipelago video you have colours madeleine any spears okay it others gray but i have to say nick dancing the video is i am i i loved it honestly alltime favourite discovery of my life honey said it was was lies and i was like no you all day is the law nope that was a richie jackson shout out he's like for so dope he's still helps us to this day like with creative immi he's he's a brilliant man y'all but um yeah nick my my husband has a very good sport yeah and it wasn't until a like a single or two after acapella when he was like i don't think this is what i want for my life yeah i don't know how one day i wanna be a producer i was like okay yeah let's talk about this and then it was along two year road to queen harvey but y'all um we're much happier now even know that was a beautiful moment in time for fresher big ashead man song it was amazing and on the video like let's be honest it's a great video yalta gray and and rose about the makeup is there's like color moti your green roma blue and you have like a blue lip the evergreen i and i was like this is fun he it's wild as i was before people were making blue lipstick all hint chat with our while that was eyeliner ramona wore these were black lipstick had had to do it with eyeliner when he was manufacturing those lip color wow it took him a while to get pigments that were safe for the mouth.