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"robben island" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:54 min | 6 months ago

"robben island" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Holiday destinations Thousands of flights were canceled worldwide this weekend with doubts that united and Alaska airlines among the carrier citing staffing issues partly due to the spread of the Akron variant The South African archbishop who led a movement to end white minority rule in South Africa has passed away Jim Forbes has more Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his work towards ending apartheid South African president Cyril ramaphosa confirmed his death in a statement early today and called two to quote a man of extraordinary intellect integrity and invincibility against the forces of apartheid No details were given on the cause of his death The family doctor said in a statement that two two died peacefully in Cape Town Sunday morning at the age of 90 I'm Jim Forbes The Pennsylvania fire marshal's office is investigating a deadly weekend fire in suburban Philadelphia The father and two of his sons ages 11 and 8 lost their lives when their Quaker town house went up in flames Christmas morning The man's wife and another son survive and remain hospitalized The police chief in the community says lights on the family Christmas tree may have ignited the blaze The West Coast is seeing some snow Seattle reported snowfall Saturday with the national weather service warning of difficult travel and some local roads Snow was also reported in Portland and Reno Heavy intense snowfall was reported by Lake Tahoe forcing the closure of interstate 80 through the Sierra Nevada mountains The lead singer of the marvelettes has died the legendary Motown group had a long string of hits in the 1960s Wanda young became lead singer in 1965 and helped put the all female group back on the chart with hits like don't mess with Bill I'm Brad Siegel Royal Caribbean is tightening its mask policy on board ships Rick hoschel reports The Miami based cruise line notified passengers of the change this week saying they'll be in effect until January 5th the move comes after royal Caribbean deals with COVID-19 outbreaks on several ships Odyssey of the seas recently reported 55 cases among passengers and crew that prompted the company to cut short at scheduled cruise and return to port in Florida this weekend I'm Rick hoschel South Africa is attempting to halt the auction of a robben island key to the cell where Nelson Mandela spent over half of his sentence as a political prisoner The online auction is set for January 28th via U.S. based Guernsey's auction Officials have voted an investigation into if Mandela's jail or crystal brand provided the key the master key for the Robin island sells is still present so the investigation would be into whether the key had been duplicated Authorities are identifying the 14 year old girl fatally shot by police at a Burlington store in Los Angeles Brian shook reports Valentina orania Peralta died after Los Angeles Police department officers fired on an assault suspect which resulted in a bullet going through drywall and striking her as she was in addressing room The suspect was also killed Police chief Michael Moore said a clear and transparent investigation will take place for this incident mentioning body cameras 9-1-1 calls and other videos to be released on Monday I'm Bryan schuck The biggest space telescope ever built is on its million mile journey to orbit the sun that James Webb space telescope was launched early Saturday from Europe's spaceport and French Guiana the lift off was streamed on NASA's website the NASA telescope will explore the universe for exoplanets and study their atmospheres and could potentially uncover evidence of life outside earth A Pittsburgh bakery has made a 7 foot snowman out of Brad Mancini's bakery celebrated Christmas last year with an 8 foot tall bread Christmas tree I'm Brad Siegel And dive into these Pellegrini in the Bloomberg newsroom If you think you're already paying through the nose for groceries.

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"robben island" Discussed on What Book Hooked You?

What Book Hooked You?

04:37 min | 8 months ago

"robben island" Discussed on What Book Hooked You?

"Share me as one of them than there are three others and added to them and Added lots of different additional facts. There's this one of my favorites is about the largest animal rescue in history which happened in robben island in south africa when oil spill threatened this enormous population of african penguins that are endangered and hundreds of people massed the beach and participated in this incredible rescue effort that led to the penguins being cleaned and then re released into the wild so the idea of these of created courageous creatures wasn't just courageous creatures but in the humans. What we humans have to do to protect these these creatures and their environments From threats that they faced well. Let's wind things down and ask you a few questions. we do. the first one is. What is your favorite movie. That's based on a book. I was thinking aloud about this. Because i was worn brought. You had asked this question. And i have. I have a few different answers. I will say that. I do adore the hunger games movies. I just love them and i loved. I loved those books so much. I was captivated by them and I was reading them like a kid would read them like as they came out. You know i would like downloaded right away on the day onto my kindle and read it and i just love him and i loved. I just felt that that the filmmakers really captured What suzanne collins was trying to say. So i did love those movies next question. Is there a series or standalone. Book that you're willing to admit you've either never read or never finished well. I haven't read them. I've never admitted this brock. And this is terrible because of no my my scholastic identity. I never read the last harry potter. That is a competent always. Tell guests who say this. This is probably the most common answer though. Not necessarily the last book but just harry potter either incompletion or even even some authors at all. I've never finish. Okay glad to hear that. Because i feel ashamed at is on my list and then finally.

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"robben island" Discussed on Inspirational Interviews with Jen Rodd

Inspirational Interviews with Jen Rodd

03:40 min | 2 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on Inspirational Interviews with Jen Rodd

"Time for me to introduce my name. So my next guest on the show. Is Ryan Straem route, and he's from South Africa. He's an open water swimmer and he swam in the craziest of conditions, quite well known in South Africa for those of you who don't live in South Africa, and for those of you, in South Africa, you've probably seen him on TV so Yeah, he he swims. He's swam from Robben. Island to the mainland, hundred and nine times for those of you know. Robben Island, that's when Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years and Yeah, the see between Robben Island. The mainland is crazy. It's freezing and it has a lot of great white sharks are. You can put into together. And he's done that one hundred nine times. He's also swam in the most craziest conditions way Wim Hof is being as well you know the ICEMAN. In Siberia at this. Point three degree temperatures, you know the ambient temperature in the ebbing minus thirty three degrees, so you know he's he's. Yeah, he's an incredible. Incredible competitive ambitious. A human being, and what's so beautiful is that his story is is just as. Reachable as you'll story on my story I'm not saying you guys. WanNa go swimming. Freezing temperatures, but you know the lack like I said earlier with yes, mean and also with with with Cooney. You, she, you know. People. People discover what they really love in life at comes to them, you know by being open by saying. Yes, by doing things and Ryan story was just a simple, yes, that he said to joining a swimming squad when at a time he describes himself as couch potato. And now he's record breaker and his whole world has changed He's also motivational speaker, so you can look look, look them up on instagram or on the incident Ryan Stream route, and but guys so yeah, he'll be with us next week. Called Way to share his incredible story as while these stories are amazing, every single story is as beautiful as the other. And every single story, every single person can take a little piece from sorry. You know this is what I want to do is change. All of your lives spy. Yes, sharing all these amazing stories of people brave pots are going out there and really just saying yes, to life and connecting with the truth and I wish that for all of you who are listening to the show right now and again. Hit hit up with my instagram. Which is Jen Rod at inspirational interviews? If you just search general there at the, there are one or two of the Gen rods. But Jen rod inspirational interviews. You'll find me their instagram facebook link ten for those corporate taxes I say go to the website. Subscribe to the website. You'll get a beautiful story once a week in you mailbox and yeah, that's cool. Plug and play and get on with your life and say this on with friends. We all really appreciate getting content from people that we are and if you've listened to the story, then shared on with a friend that you think could could benefit from. It will just simply enjoy it. so guys it's. Now that Thomas Show where I say having amazing week and seeing. You..

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"robben island" Discussed on This Day in History Class

This Day in History Class

03:47 min | 2 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on This Day in History Class

"The Day was June tenth nineteen eighty. The African National Congress published a message that are tight leader Nelson Mandela wrote in response to so wait. Oh, uprising in nineteen, seventy six. At the time Mandela was imprisoned. In nineteen, forty, eight, the National Party came to power in South Africa and began implementing the policy of apartheid at the time, racial segregation existed in the country, and the white minority held political power. Though. Segregation had long been in practice. Apartheid extended policy. Dictated where people could live and work based on race. The Population Registration Act required people to be classified and registered as black, white, coloured or other. Pass laws reinforced the ideology of white supremacy by controlling the movement of black South Africans. Plenty of other apartheid laws were passed that enforce the country system of racial segregation and disadvantaged the majority black population. Nelson Mandela was a key figure in the anti-apartheid movement in the early Nineteen Forties Mandela joint the African National Congress or a C. A political party that became dedicated to ending apartheid once the National Party came to power. In the decades after apartheid became official government policy resistance to the system sprang up South Africa. The ANC was heavily involved in the fight against apartheid and Mandela emerged as a leader in the ANC. In June of Nineteen seventy-six black students in Soweto township led protests in response to the government, mandating the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in schools. Afrikaans was a language of the white minority. As thousands of students marched in the demonstrations. The police responded by shooting at the children. Many children were killed and the Soweto uprising spread across the country. At the time of the so wait, oh, uprising Nelson Mandela was in prison, serving a life term after being convicted of sabotage in the Rivonia Trial in one, thousand, nine, sixty four. During his time in prison, Mandela continued to write and support the anti-apartheid movement and people help Tim Smuggle his writing out of Robben Island prison. One of the messages he wrote from Robben. Island was in response to the Soweto uprising. On June. Tenth Nineteen, eighty, the ANC published this message, stating that it took more than two years to reach them. It included an introduction by Oliver Tombo who was president of the African National Congress. The introduction acknowledged the importance of Mandela's quote. Call to unity and mass action, especially since nineteen eighty marked the twenty fifth anniversary of the Freedom Charter, a document ratified in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, five, that demanded equal rights for all South Africans. In the introduction, the ANC urged readers to quote make one thousand, nine hundred a year of united mass struggle. In the message Mandela laid out how quote white domination is held in check by force of arms, and how apartheid was opposed by many people, he also called for black unity instead that quote. Victory is certain. Near the end of the message, he wrote the following. Unite mobilize fight on between the and Ville of United, mass action and the hammer of the armed struggle. We shall crush apartheid in white minority racist rule. Mandela was released from prison a decade later in one, thousand, nine hundred. Negotiations to end apartheid soon began and Mandela became president of South Africa in one, thousand, nine, hundred four.

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African National Congress published Mandela's message - June 10, 1980

This Day in History Class

03:47 min | 2 years ago

African National Congress published Mandela's message - June 10, 1980

"The Day was June tenth nineteen eighty. The African National Congress published a message that are tight leader Nelson Mandela wrote in response to so wait. Oh, uprising in nineteen, seventy six. At the time Mandela was imprisoned. In nineteen, forty, eight, the National Party came to power in South Africa and began implementing the policy of apartheid at the time, racial segregation existed in the country, and the white minority held political power. Though. Segregation had long been in practice. Apartheid extended policy. Dictated where people could live and work based on race. The Population Registration Act required people to be classified and registered as black, white, coloured or other. Pass laws reinforced the ideology of white supremacy by controlling the movement of black South Africans. Plenty of other apartheid laws were passed that enforce the country system of racial segregation and disadvantaged the majority black population. Nelson Mandela was a key figure in the anti-apartheid movement in the early Nineteen Forties Mandela joint the African National Congress or a C. A political party that became dedicated to ending apartheid once the National Party came to power. In the decades after apartheid became official government policy resistance to the system sprang up South Africa. The ANC was heavily involved in the fight against apartheid and Mandela emerged as a leader in the ANC. In June of Nineteen seventy-six black students in Soweto township led protests in response to the government, mandating the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in schools. Afrikaans was a language of the white minority. As thousands of students marched in the demonstrations. The police responded by shooting at the children. Many children were killed and the Soweto uprising spread across the country. At the time of the so wait, oh, uprising Nelson Mandela was in prison, serving a life term after being convicted of sabotage in the Rivonia Trial in one, thousand, nine, sixty four. During his time in prison, Mandela continued to write and support the anti-apartheid movement and people help Tim Smuggle his writing out of Robben Island prison. One of the messages he wrote from Robben. Island was in response to the Soweto uprising. On June. Tenth Nineteen, eighty, the ANC published this message, stating that it took more than two years to reach them. It included an introduction by Oliver Tombo who was president of the African National Congress. The introduction acknowledged the importance of Mandela's quote. Call to unity and mass action, especially since nineteen eighty marked the twenty fifth anniversary of the Freedom Charter, a document ratified in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, five, that demanded equal rights for all South Africans. In the introduction, the ANC urged readers to quote make one thousand, nine hundred a year of united mass struggle. In the message Mandela laid out how quote white domination is held in check by force of arms, and how apartheid was opposed by many people, he also called for black unity instead that quote. Victory is certain. Near the end of the message, he wrote the following. Unite mobilize fight on between the and Ville of United, mass action and the hammer of the armed struggle. We shall crush apartheid in white minority racist rule. Mandela was released from prison a decade later in one, thousand, nine hundred. Negotiations to end apartheid soon began and Mandela became president of South Africa in one, thousand, nine, hundred four.

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"robben island" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Brought to bear this is your objective words of inspiration from retired four star admiral and navy seal William H. McRaven seal training there's a brass bell that hangs in the center all the students to see his ring the bell rang the bell no longer have to wake up at five o'clock ring the bell and you no longer have to be in the freezing cold winds bring the and you're no longer have to restore the hardships of training is ringing a bell to get out do you want to change the world don't ever ever ring the bell to our listeners who continue to persevere through the covert nineteen crisis many who work in the central business and its first responders all of us at ninety five point five W. S. B. thank you for refusing to give up and ring that whether ninety five point five W. asked me what is news and saw six AM on Robben island he lives the WSP twenty four hour news center with our top stories this hour something to feel good about in the age of coronavirus spectacular Saturday honoring doctors nurses and first responders here in our state as they gear up for a brand new work week tomorrow of treating coronavirus patience medic Reggie McDaniel says the past several weeks in the corona virus pandemic have been nerve wracking the blue angels and Thunderbirds flyover made him feel proud and I'm thankful that people recognize what we're doing and I just hope that people stand out in stay clean wash their hands and do the things that you're supposed to do nurse Rhonda Higginbotham got chills watching she tells me the thing that has touched her most at work recently say in the ones that get better and seeing how they've gone from really sick and really working hard to get better and then seeing them get to go home in southeast Atlanta Veronica waters ninety five point five WSP well right now it is fifty nine degrees here on Peachtree street we're going up to eighty four today at that is most accurate and dependable forecast coming up in Washington DC president trump keeping the pressure up on Nancy Pelosi to return to work at the capitol Monday the Senate's back in session but the house still out the president offering to provide Congress with the rapid corona virus test but he's turned down by pelo see so the president.

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"robben island" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

04:22 min | 3 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

"After Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island than he was imprisoned at another venue in Cape Town for seven years and had another for two right? Yeah. Twenty six I believe it was twenty six or twenty right on that twenty seven years old, and he was imprisoned. What if you is in? What did you guys take from the Robben Island experience? Obviously, it was probably the first time you guys were there as well. So what was your experience there? It was staggering the size of the jail cells just the area. How Novica hers was not like they mentioned how Nelson Mandela was not allowed a from. When his first mother's funeral or anything like that. It was secluded meant for a period of time where he was moved off into solitary himself, which conditions were fine. You know, but I mean again being all alone not being allowed to talk to anybody. And so on but listen to watching along and listening to the the students the athletes talking about the experience and just the looks on their faces and the questions that they're asking which just like they can't believe that they're there. We was nice throughout the. Process. I'd get guys would just walk up to me out of the blue and just sort of say, you know, I just want to thank you. And I can't believe that. I just did that I can't believe that I'm here. But I can't believe that. I just had that experience looking at that listening to that or guide was a political prisoner. It was gentleman who was in prison himself. It went to the whole experience. It wasn't like somebody just sorta reading a book and telling you about it's a key lived it. Each person got to go in to Nelson Mandela, Sal by themselves and a picture was taken. And what I thought what I took away. Most from the day was one of the student athletes wanted a picture, you know, with the bars closed, and it got halfway closed, and then there were other athletes standing outside, and they said, no, no, no, that's you're not closing that door. Don't take a picture like that. You know, this isn't how anyone lives anymore. More and it's disrespectful to all of us. And they totally thought about it. He said, you're right man, and he opened the door and they listen to each other. They respect each other. I mean, they're they're totally together as friends and as a team, it was truly an incredible gift to watch. Just that, sir. The are the my tour guide we were in the big area where they had multiple bunk beds. And he was telling us how you know on Saturdays the at lunchtime. The guards would all go off. And it would just locked the outside doors, and then that was the only time in this particular area that you can actually other than that your bunk mates. You could see your talked anybody. So all week long. They would go into the bathrooms and from noon to one or whatever time it was east new at lunchtime. Every day they would go in the bathroom. And no one else could go in the bathroom because we're all practicing a skit. A poem a song a dance and they basically put on a talent show on Saturdays. When the guards were locked the outside gate in the hallway. And that was the only time you would go into the bathroom to practice and to hear that, you know, if I'm doing that tore and tell people that they're like, okay. That's I literally hearing it from a man who went into the bathrooms from twelve to one to practice is dance to show the rest of the prisoners on Saturdays in this brief window that they had some type of freedom. I guess for the for lack of a better word some type of normal human interaction. So I thought that was that was an incredible moving for me. So from Robben Island, we got back on the ferry came back over, and that's a we had a really cool moment. There were some street, drums, and xylophones and some of our guys kind of jumped in with those guys, and I'm sure there's been plenty of video. Does of that to all that experience from the night before the drumming? Yeah. So he was on the streets and stuff that they jumped right in they jumped in with his like little local ban. And there I remember seeing Joe mill and their Josu and Chris Turner, Chris Turner.

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"robben island" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

"Was really good Mikey Santer still. I mean when he when his futures over and football, he has a job at that restaurant. I can assure Z was he was really good. He was really good up there. So so that was for Saturday day one. We got there. We are hustling through we wake up on Sunday we head over to the ferry to Robben Island Robben Island. So much reminded me of Alcatraz, you know, it was it sits about a mile or so off of the coast, and you could still see everything that's going on. So as we're pulling up. I kinda remind me of Alcatraz, and what was really into mo- more like seven miles, maybe seven, I was probably seven seven seven kilometers seven kilometers. So you'd see it, and what was really I thought such an interesting and informative touch to the to the to the tour was it was actually former prisoners leaning us around on the tour. I was in a group with Ronnie. Bell was in my group and Mazi Smith, and Ben Bredesen's, and and just the questions and then listening than taking us into the cells. And obviously you've got to be a Nelson Mandela sell at some point. But there was one point in one of my favorite moments of the entire trip. And I actually tweeted this out there I'm walking behind Ben Bredesen's and Mazi Smith a senior offensive lineman, captain a made year freshman, Wisconsin, Michigan family, lives are different all those different things. And they're walking they're talking and they're sharing this experience. Ben's kind of explaining what he's seeing in Mazi explaining what he's seeing. And I really I just kind of stopped myself. My wife was next me. I'm like this is what this trips about. It's a -mongst a million other things, but the team bonding and the and the trip of just these guys haven't interacted all that much maybe on the practice field going against each other some one on ones, but they haven't had much interaction over this first five months of Mazi being air. And watching those two guys bond. On Robben Island of all places was pretty credible credible expound experience. Every car comes at sheriff stories that digging your bumper when you nervously picked up a first date.

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"robben island" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

04:10 min | 3 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

"That we did that because we get so many things. Yeah. The first to point out to this trip different than the others was it was more active. We were we were outside. We were hiking we boat. It went boating went to Robben Island played rugby. But there was a lot more exercise in and out and being outdoors. And that was the first spots signal hill a little bit of hiking and up on where you could see all sides of the Cape Town. Yep. You'd see the ocean, you could see the city and and right off the bat. I mean just blown away by the. Scenery. It's it's like scenery. You your weight your whole lifetime to see? And that was a good first first thing out of the blocks was just really just taken the views. I think not to mention also also provided the team with diversity on a trip and seeing another type of life experience that you're not gonna get when you're just going to even going overseas. I mean, it was going across the world signal hill. It was it was funny because it kind of everybody we got off the buses, and we all kind of went in different directions. And you could literally go any direction. And so I start down the hill a little bit with my wife, and we're kind of on a little path. And then we walked back up, and we're heading to the left, and I see coach and Sarah an Addy like standing on top of like this. I don't know let's met like old house hot thing like climbed up a tree and then onto the top they're kind of over alleged. And it was that was pretty neat and Addie was up and down. Climb the tree two or three times. And it was it was a neat deal. And that was one of my one of your favorite, my favorite pictures of your family was on that hill by David Turnley because it was like close enough that you could still see what was going on below. But it was still far enough, and it was still beautiful view. So I thought that was a really cool picture. Yeah. There was everybody was a ruse taking pictures getting the views in and just kind of like the first time of being out being outdoors and pretty pretty incredible good start. So from signal hill we actually went to fill a little bit time. We actually went to a local mall and the guys who are running around. We were all buying souvenirs. There was actually a perfect timing because it really wasn't in the schedule. It was going to happen of naturally, but to go into the mall, there is a bunch of souvenir shops and. I was in a souvenir shop with coach and the guys were buying stuff. And and the exchange rate South African rand fourteen to one so things we were looking at picking up on all man. This is this is two hundred and eighty ran. I'm like, oh, wait, that's you know, that's ten twenty dollars. I mean It was. like you got a slingshot that slingshot. So we had a walking stick am. I gonna walking stick. And it was that was that was one of the great moments of the trip. We're all in this gift. Shop players match getting his slingshot guys getting a few things here at head a few things. I know Stephen was there as well. And I pick up this walking stick, and I'm kind of kind of decide whether I wanna fight or not do I really want this walk sticker dot, then I came across Ronnie bell who said wow, walking stick. That's that's really cool. That's good. Okay. That that seals it. Now, I'm gonna get to walking stick. I got I got some confirmation from Ronnie bell. And then Romney Ronnie bell bought a walking stick to. So the two of us now for the rest of the trip both have walking sticks with the only two guys with walking sticks. Cain staffs, whatever you wanna call them. But we clink walking sticks like fist buffing along the way. That was that was that was a really really neat deal. Incredible hand-carved elephants service and Ronnie's is was an incredible. And there was a guy. Now, this is like a regular mall. There's Haagen-Dazs and Gucci and everything else in between and in front of this one shop this guy was basically stringing out coke cans and soda cans. And he was building making things like looking like a rhino or animals, and and motorcycles and all this coast oven. My wife actually bought a painted ostrich.

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"robben island" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

03:38 min | 3 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast

"On apple podcast. You can listen by the podcast one app or on podcast one dot com. And please follow us and contact us on Twitter at AD podcast or using hashtag, Jack talk. So let's jump right in great to see you guys. You have fun. Crazy. You had an amazing time. Stephen, oh is incredible. Nicole? It was absolutely trip up lifetime. Stick doors out of my mouth. We're going to talk throughout the podcast about the trip to South Africa. But the person desert Stephen Cole iza Berg. We're don't have you guys start first because you guys are kind of the outside looking in from the program and help facilitate this whole thing and you went on the trip. Why support something like that? Why get behind that? And then of course, why go on the trip. Well, we felt that it was an incredible experience for the kids. When Jim explain what he was doing and why South Africa, and the experiences that they would have it just sounded like something we wanted to support. I think the educational process obviously goes beyond the classroom here in Michigan and the programs that Jim provides them as lifetime experiences are so mad. I'm going to have you kind of assume the role of play by play guy from the trips you were there from the from the time you layer and just kind of go through in his met goes through the trip the three of you guys have particular jump in. And we're gonna talk about all the different experience that you had and the experiences that the players said, I found it amazing. But I thought about it it made a lot of sense that guy. The ocean. For the first time I'd be going on a plane for the first time. So really fun group of I for the team. And then of course, the South Africa's. Well, so long flight take us down to south. So we left in two groups of blue group and a maze group the maze group left. I and they flew into Amsterdam and the blue group left couple hours after and then we met them all there, and we all flew together. From Amsterdam down the Capetown, South Africa. Eric mentioned first flights Eric all's very first flight ever was from Detroit to Amsterdam and then hamster damn to gaped out. So he probably thinks all flying this long. And and they feed you three times and you unlimited movies. So he's gonna be sad when he flies from Detroit, Miami, or whatever and we flew in. We got there late we stayed at camps bay the bay hotel where it's literally right on the water got in had a quick meeting and had some food waiting for us and off we went, and then there was actually second hotel because it wasn't big enough for everybody. They had like a supplement hotel camps bay retreat. And that's where I stayed with the Eisenberg's up on the hill there, and that was equally as awesome. You would go to your room with basically a wooden suspended bridge that I every time someone got on. I jumped behind them just to keep it entertaining a little fun within like a little kid. But yeah, the the accommodations that was Thursday and Friday, and we got robbed the accommodations were second and non from that aspect Saturday morning. We woke up we had it was really windy, and we were. Go to Table Mountain on through and you have to take a cable car, basically straight up thirty five hundred feet, maybe even more than that. And so we went to signal hill that was the first place. It seemed like we're going through the trip signal hill is the very first thing we did. And it was breathtaking views all over Cape Town. You almost forgot that we did that because we get so many things. Yeah. The first to point out to this trip different than the others was it was more active. We were we were outside. We were hiking we boat. It went boating went to Robben Island played rugby. But there was a lot more exercise in.

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"robben island" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

14:54 min | 3 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Brian Lehrer on WNYC, and we'll talk now two individuals who through the life and death of a close relative found inspiration to become voices for humanitarianism. The first is indaba Mandela the grandson of humanitarian icon anti-apartheid revolutionary leader in South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela indaba is the co founder and Chan the now of the Africa rising foundation. His memoir is going to the mountain life lessons from my grandfather, Nelson and the second is lesser known. But no, less important. Ted guy. President of the love Halley foundation named after his daughter. The late eleven-year-old activist Howley guy or the Halley foundation. Creates channels for young people to help their communities and dub and Ted or here in the studio to discuss the outside legacies left by their loved ones. And how they are continuing their work, Ted and indaba so nice to have you here. Welcome to WNYC. Thank you. Brian. Thank you. How did you to me? Today is the disruptive innovation conference at Tribeca film festival. Craig had cough is the founder he's been working with both of us. And he said we needed to get in the same room and see how we could merge our mission. So it's been a very exciting time getting to know indaba and seeing what it inspiring and powerful leader. He is. And what do you have in common indaba? I think we have a lot in common. Haley from Dacian. I was very touched when I met Ted when he talked about his daughter and how mission, you know, she's saved money to raise money to fight against the epidemic of HIV as sub sub Saharan Africa. She, you know, one thing that touched me a lot or that she wanted to remove graffiti in the world, so she can. So people cannot be reminded of the hate in the division that exists in the world's. And that is a go from what might is old. I mean, I was like what kind of young lady is this. This is amazing. This is a beautiful route. Yes. You wanted to wipe away mean words written on wall? So that people didn't have to be reminded of the hate that lingers in this world, and what kind of young lady is she she is the kind of young lady that I think all of our children are when they start they have the heart and compassion, and they want to change the world. And so many things that we do take that out of them. And she she was still at that point. And the kind of young lady she was is the kind of young man, you've grown up to be, sir. And data. I read you I met the grandfather Nelson at eight seven when he was still a political prisoner on Robben Island is that right? That's correct. So my friends told me I was the demographic for them jail. And so had a typical image of what Salabi like, but when I got there. It was not a jail was a house house more beautiful than the house. I lived in. There was a swimming pool. At did not have a swimming pool and met a sip for the very first time. I had no idea. What was even worse living? The story. We met the man himself, of course, toll dark, handsome heart. How are you? What grade are you? What's your favorite subject at school? Right. And the first time I had any idea. What is seven years old seven is old because I didn't understand that they removed Nestle Mondello from Robben Island, and they have put him and victims day in relation by himself to say, no someone della. Move yourself from this movement denounce organization denounce competence, live the rest of your life in in in luxury with grandkids, which a family forget this fight that you've been fighting all your life, right? Victimised? And that's when I I said, wow. When I grow up I want to go to jail. Because it was so nice or because you believed in his mission because it was so nice, right? You were seven years old. You only knew what you were seeing that they hadn't seen the first twenty years on Robben Island where it was horrible saying this last minute where they were trying to unsuccessfully up. His grandfather is that how long he had already been in prison on rather than island at that point. He wasn't jail for twenty eight. I think it's been eighteen years in Rhode Island. And. Something before and the last six years he spent Invictus there. This house alone in isolation. Trying to break them down mentally. For you know, there's a whole generation of listeners that doesn't remember Nelson Mandela that didn't know Nelson Mandela. I remember Nelson Mandela I actually remember broadcasting on this station in the early nineties when he came to New York after he got out before he was elected president. And there was a big celebration for Nelson Mandela as not just a South Africa icon, but a global icon and people got his humanitarianism as well as his crusade for freedom and Justice, but there's a whole generation of people who never heard of Nelson Mandela. How would you start indaba to characterize what's most important about his legacy will last year? I wrote a book as as you as you call it the memoirs going to the mountain, let's let's life lessons from my grandfather. And I wrote it from a perspective of. Him being a grandfather at a row through specifically for the young people. So the young people can relate nothing under as a grandparent, right because all young people have our grandparents not a president, not a revolutionary, but a grandparent some that can relate to to say that nothing dollar at the end of the day is a human being. I moved in to his house eleven is all it took many semi parents university. And from a very early age. I think I was thirteen years old. He put me in place to send upper. You're my grandson, therefore, people will look at you as a leader. Therefore, you must get the best marks. And plus and at the time, I said, oh grandad that's a lot of pressure. But Greenwich didn't spend. No punches didn't hold up punches. Quentin wanted me to know from an age who I am. And where I belong, and I'm struck by that story. How his notion of leadership wasn't about it confirmed privilege on you, but conferring responsibility. Exactly, exactly. And you know, from early age, my grandfather always taught me about the importance of humility being humble right under letting me know that being a leader is not about being the best or being number one. It's about serving others seven dollars. Don't have a voice seven those who cannot do for themselves. Being a leader is a service to the world, and you are privileged to be in that position to be a leader. And what I'm saying? It's not a self right? No. You are there your privilege because you have education because you have a cell your food. You don't have to worry about those things that the average people have to worry about therefore, you can do more than others listeners. If you're just joining us, my guests are to individuals who through the life and death of a close relative found inspiration to become voices for humanitarianism and more and double Mandel who is just speaking the grandson of Nelson Mandela and author of the book going to the mountain life lessons from my grandfather, Nelson and Ted Geier president of the love Halley foundation named after his daughter. The late eleven year old activist Howie guy, the Halley foundation creates channels for young. People to help their communities. We can take a few phone calls for either of our guests anything you'd like to ask at two one two four three three WNYC two one two four three three nine six nine two. They just met this week in conjunction with an event that they're part of the Tribeca film festival. Ted, tell us more about Howie, and where she grew up in were you raised her Halley grew up in Sunnyside queens in Sunnyside gardens. And she wrote about a thousand pieces that we have and she talked about she was the happiest person I ever met. She had more happy days in her life than most people have. And she was very clear on what she wanted to do with her life. She wrote about wanting to get involved in peacemaking, and and cure cancer and work with animals and the class community. And and she was just bubbling with that. That. Desire to make a difference. And she was very good friend to her friends. She was talking about humility how he was was definitely humble and very grateful. So she expressed gratitude for the the the the privilege that she had in her life and the opportunities to to make a difference. I'm thankful for my friends and family and love, and I'm I have so much. Good fortune. I intend to share my good fortune with others and and writing like that. And the the the key message that we just keep feeling that we get out of it is that everybody can make a difference that that young people are our best hope, you know, Brian. I listen to you every day, and I know that we're going through very challenging times. But you know, in a way that gives us a running start with for the next generation to come along. And do the things that our generation hasn't been able to do. So that's that's what we're we're looking for now. And I'm sorry. How did how guy so young? She she died as she was hit by a car, and it just a tragic accident, and it was a driver who hadn't been speeding wasn't drunk. It's it's one of the reasons we're such supporters vision zero because it was it wasn't the fault of the driver. We did reach out to the driver right away to to let her know that we didn't blame her. And we were we were we were rooting for her because it was it was just an awful awful for her and your connection to indaba is that she had gotten interested in South Africa. She was saving money in a drawer to help children affected by aids in sub Saharan Africa. And she had said to my wife so fi. I how I I wish I wish I could do more. This is this is such a little amount of money. The problem is so big. And as it turns out, we were able to connect with Oprah Winfrey. Who took a Halley's money and amplified it and actually created the Halley dorm in in South Africa where one hundred fifty children. Now. So you know, you never know what the ripples of doing something good or going to be in. That was that was one of the positive ripples. I'm Ed in Suffolk County, you're on WNYC high on it. Mr brian. Yeah. Thank you. I really appreciate this interview. I wanna thank not some Monday allow recipes. My question to his grandson. I'm African descent. I can't remember when I came out African picking we're proud. His fight for freedom. Nestor Mander five years ago. I believe now that South African people chasing. African people out of South Africa. Killing glutinous stores don't belong here. Go. How do you feel? Oh, you're dot your come front frightful. Now, We South Africa. We chasing our own others out of the land. Brother. Let me be honest with you. This is for me, I feel ashamed embarrassed on behalf of my brothers and sisters of South Korea who have committed these crimes against our own brothers because you know, our own brothers and sisters do not understand how we owned and one of our freedom was only through the support of our brothers and sisters continent of Africa. When you're talking about Zimbabwe Angola. But sauna Mali, Nigeria Ghana understand Kenya all of them. So for people to have come to this notion where they're are now using this as a scapegoats. Is a huge embarrassment upon my life because that means they do not understand the history and did not they come from what I'm saying. So I stand with you hundred percent better NSM saying, and it's a similar situation here in America to be honest with you, let me bring it back. You know here in America today, we have this so-called President Trump, right? Who doesn't want people to come in here? But you ask yourself. How was America built? How was it Africa existing the wait is today? It is because we have had the help and assistance of our brothers and sisters across the world to make us where we are. And it's a shame that now we're experiencing prosperity in America. That we decide to chase our brothers and sisters away Joe and Saint Albans, you're on WNYC Hijo. Good morning. Great show. Grandson. I am happy to say I was arrested twice to try and for your grandpa. Labor leader back in those days in New York City to central labor council would put out a call. We're going to demonstrate at the African South African embassy. We would go we would be there. We would scream shout holler, let Mandel ago, and at the end the police would come you gotta leave. We would sit down and say, you gotta go, and we would respond with something from the sixties. Hell, no. We won't go into Monday. Let's free. Excellent. Your.

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"robben island" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:29 min | 3 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"KFI AM six forty more stimulating talk. This is the most Kelly show joining me in studio right now is venerable actor Mr. Danny Glover, also in activist and mentor to many in this the entertainment community. He also serves as the co founder of the pan African film festival which has been showcasing works from around the world. Each year right here in LA since one thousand nine hundred ninety two it's one of the preeminent film festivals on the circuit and this right here in our backyard. We are so fortunate to have it Mr. Glover, let me come back to you before the break. I didn't mean to but I had to interrupt you because of time constraints. You are right in the middle of explaining how you didn't even start acting until after the age of thirty and it was because you found someone if I have this, right? Correct me if I'm wrong, it was because you found someone you could who could write in a stage since for your voice pick. Go ahead and pick it up from there. And I thought for me you learn wrote for me person. He was my personal. It was my joy, I can use his word as a platform to talk about the issues that I need to talk about. What would happen as we? As we sure what was the movement. What was the movement of the eight late eighties in ninety s what was the movie the part? So let him I'm doing South African please. Most people think that I'm South African. End. I come into the seas way Banzi is dead. What is the island about Robben Island with his with his master here on the boys on Broadway, considered when the best play of the year, and even in your screen work, and even your screen work? Let's not forget that the story line behind lethal weapon. Two. I remember this. I'm such a fair. Don't hate me. But the storyline in that movie. Also had a South African apartheid underlying storyline. Jimmy. Especially you. Yeah. The chicago. What's your name? Are you Arjun Arjun red Aryan? What? As you..

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"robben island" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

03:35 min | 3 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

"It would have been the late nineteen ninety s. I don't know if you've heard about decade. It was a pretty good decades. Pretty good. Yeah. I was born in eighty three the nineties. Interesting for me nineties were a lot of suffering actually for you. Yeah. A lot of suffering, and I see I see tears in your eyes. Yeah. I mean, it was dark. I think it was just like there was a lot of joy and love. I think we focus more on the suffering and the painful times than the the love, I think we remember those times for whatever reason because they create prominent our lives, but it also made me so carrying and compassionate and just a big dreamer to to realize that there's more than just this suffering and struggle, and that's what I think was the the spark for me is like through you talked about some of the greatest leaders all suffered. And then they learn how to have like this incredib-. -able rich life because I know how dark has been for them. I think that's that's what I always focused on. No matter. What challenge I've been through. There's always richness on the other side. I totally hear you. And there's a line in the five AM club from Rumi, the great philosopher, and he said, keep breaking your heart over and over until it opens and the last chapter of the five AM club is set in Robben Island, and it it. I don't want to you know, ruin the surprise ending. But has a lot to do with Nelson Mandela and my life changed about two and a half years ago when I stood in Elson Mandela's prison cell. I took I took the ferry over to Rodman island, and I had a private guide, you know, take me in the prison cell, and he was from the former ANC prisoner. And I said did, you know, Mr Mandela, and he said I served eight years with Nelson Mandela, and I said what was he like? And he said that man was a humble servant. Yeah. And I stood in the limestone quarry where he was forced to do eight years of hard labor with. No, meaning because they didn't use the limestone for anything is just another form of psychological, torture, and I stood in the shower area. Where young guards would see this elderly statesman showering and the again laughed at them. And in the book, I actually shared the story of how they asked Elson Mandela to create a grave to dig a grave for himself. Yeah. And on and then Louis they said get in the grave, no way and the urinated on them, no way. And yet as I share in the book when he emerged from prison he invited the prosecutor who looked for the death penalty to dinner and any any took one of the one of the prison guards who torture them. But he later got to know him. And became sort of friends invited them to his inauguration as the president of the of South Africa. And he was asked why would you possibly do that? And he said because if I didn't I'd still be in prison, and I think the larger point for your millions of followers is simply to remember leadership and life is is a wild beautiful journey. It's dangerous. If you if you want to get to the top of the mountain, if you a lot of the five club is about exponential creativity productivity leap performance, if you want to do those things if you want to be real history maker, it's it's it's it's a dangerous game. It's a fun game. You're going to suffer. You're going to be exhilerated. You're going to be tested..

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"robben island" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

03:18 min | 3 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"How Africans them friends of other races strove for half a century to win their freedom by non violent methods. We have on a cheap platoon for his leadership. And we know how this nonviolence was only met bind creasing violence from the state increasing repression culminating in the shooting of shopped Bill and all that has happened since creative as much in Mississippi and ala Bama to remind South Africans own country yet even in Mississippi. We can organize to register negro voters. We can speak to the press weekend in short organized the people in non-violent action, but in South Africa, even the model this form of non violent resistance meets with years of imprisonment and leader over many years have been restricted and silenced and imprison. We can understand how in that situation. People felt so desperate that they turned to other methods such as sabotage. Today. Great leaders like Nelson, Mandela and Roberts. Bouli among the many hundreds wasting away in Robben Island prison against the massive arm. And ruthless state, which uses tortured and sadistic foams interrogation to crush human beings, even driving some to suicide the militant opposition inside, South Africa. Seems for the moment to be silence. Mass of the people seems to be contained seems for the moment. Unable to break from the oppression. I emphasize the word the seems because we can imagine what emotion than plans must be seething below the surface of that prosperous release state. We know what emotions the seething in the rest of Africa. And indeed all over the world the dangers of a race wall. These dangers we have had repeated profound warning. It is in this situation with the great mass of South Africans denied back humanity that dignity denied opportunity denied on human rights. It is in this situation. With many of the Braves and Beth South African serving long news prison in prison. With some already executed this situation. We in America and Britain have a unique responsibility for it is we through our investments throughout government failure to act, thankfully, who are guilty of bolstering up the South African tyranny. Responsibility. Our responsibility.

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"robben island" Discussed on The Moth

The Moth

05:10 min | 3 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on The Moth

"So at one of these parties, a good friend of mine introduced me, this cute, and rather shy gal named Krista. Let on dense with that evening and before the nitrous over at got digits record Becker today's. Not wanting to sound too desperate, a waited for exactly forty eight hours before a called. And we agreed to meet for coffee, right? The comments it ten dollars that neither one of us light coffee. So we bought a teen stead, and we spend much of getting to know each other just talking. About two weeks studied dating and things were a little rocky little shack the beginning. We are transitioning that alecia ships. However, kind of not as that Chris. And I never out of things to say to each other would spend all weekend just sitting together enjoying each other's company. And just being in love, I had that kind of lingering feeling that you know, this could be the one. So about a year let on Krista got funding to go into fieldwork in kept Town, South Africa. Happy for. But I knew this would be quite a big test for young relationship. While she was away would try to best meant in this long distance relationship. These days before Facebook, and what's up? So we try to do as much as you could on Email. So about dismissed on. I got funding to do on food research in my home country. Bob way, a jump opportunity to make a one stop of and Kaftan to see Krista. The union was just as good as I imagined. It to be is two young lovers were happy to be United. We walked around town holding hands. We Giggo and keys as we checked out the mini restaurants in the mini amazing science that kept town has to offer just Lovelace. Krista was renting an apartment in an upscale neighborhood code c point from apartment. You could see the deep blue Atlantic Ocean. In also the distance you could see Robben Island the infamous prison island where Nelson Mandela in few the Muslim black prisoners had been held captive and patterned. Ron with Krista and notice that people ten Iran look at us after it just pass them. Initially just brush this off maybe cultural differences on public display of affection. But after a while it notice head. Boo getting these disapproving stares from once plea or the white people. See I forgot to mention that Krista was white. And I I'm black. And this is only a few years after the end of a bath. So says Africa's too much divided on Russia lines while individual dating was now legal. It was two extremely extremely rare. Khorasan they brushed off this wanted attention, and we even reminisced on how Beckham Ethan. A little bit for ten spray amounts set under the berry -ality. Nobody would look at us. But for the first time, we started to discuss the implications of being in individual relationships. Was in town. Chris told me that she had booked a dentist appointment to get a wisdom teeth pulled out. Remarked that this was not exactly the most romantic thing to do. But it did. Whoa. Come this sign of growing relationship? She wanted me to be there for hair for this, very important medical procedure. On the day of the appointment. Withdraw to downtown kept town where the dentist's office was located in filling in some hip oik, Krista down in in the dentist chair in that set a few fit next to that. With the help of this. The dentists studied Yankin out is more or less out of a mouth. And quite honestly, if you take away the white lab coats in the stainless steel utensils. Tools, whatever the use this loop straight out of medieval times, very primitive. Just wouldn't be were studying stitch-up at gums Christmas that into mumble something she was awake..

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"robben island" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:38 min | 3 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on KCRW

"Cash. So one of these parties, a good friend of mine introduced me to this cute, and rather shy Gil nam Krista. Later on I danced with that evening. And before the nitrous over got a digits is recorded back in the days. Not wanting to sound too desperate, a waited for exactly forty eight hours before I called. And we agreed to meet for coffee right gave the comments you tend that neither one of us light coffee. So we bought it teams. Andrew spend much of getting to know each other just talking. About two weeks later, we started dating and things were a little rocky shaky. The beginning is both transitioning from other relationships, however economics that Chris they never run out of things to say to each other. Who would spend a weekend just sitting together enjoying each other's company and just being in love. I had that kind of lingering feeling that this could be the one. So about a year later on. Krista got funding to do fieldwork in Cape Town, South Africa. I was happy for her. But I knew this would be quite a big test for young relationship. While she was away would try our best to maintain this long distance relationship these days before Facebook, and what's up? So we try to do as much as you could on Email. So this semester later on I got funding to go. And do my own research wreck in my home country. Zimbabwe Joan did that opportunity to make a one week. Stop of and kept town to see Krista. The union was just as good as I'd imagined. It to be is two young lovers. We're happy to be reunited we walked around town holding hands we gig owed and kissed as we checked out. The mini restaurants in million missing science at Cape Town has to offer just lovely place. Krista was renting an apartment in an upscale neighborhood code c point from parliament. You could see the deep blue Atlantic Ocean. In the distance. You could see Robben Island the infamous prison island where Nelson Mandela in the few either Muslim black prisoners had been held captive and apartheid. Looking around town with Krista and notice that people turn around and take a look at us after we just passed them. Initially, I just brushed this off is maybe cultural differences on public display of affection. But after a while aesthetic notice a pattern. You're getting these disapproving stares from mostly all the white people. See I forgot to mention that Krista was white and I'm black. And this is only a few years after the end of so South Africa was divided on racial lines. Well, interracial dating was no legal address. Do extremely extremely rare. Kristen they kind of brushed off the unwanted attention. And we even reminisced on how Beckett Ithaca our little beautiful ten spray amounts under. Nobody would look at us. For the first time, we started to discuss the implications of being an individual relationship. One. I was in town Christa told me that she had a dentist appointment to get their wisdom teeth pulled out. That this was not exactly the most romantic thing to do. But it did work come. This is a sign of growing relationship. She wanted me to be there for her for this, very important medical procedure. On the day of the appointment. Withdraw downtown Capetown with the dentist office was located in Dr feeling hip awake. Krista may down in the dentist chair..

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"robben island" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:49 min | 3 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on KQED Radio

"So at one of these parties, a good friend of mine introduced me to this cute, and rather shy gal named Krista. Later on that evening, and before the nitrous over got digits is recorded Becker today's. Not wanting to sound too desperate, a waited for exactly forty eight hours before a court here, and we agreed to meet for coffee right gave the comments you ten dollars that neither one of us live coffee. So we bought it. Instead, and we spend much of getting to know each other just talking. About two weeks later. We started dating and things were a little rocky shaky at the beginning is we're both transitioning from other relationships, however economics that Chris they ran out of things to say to each other. Would spend all weekend just sitting together enjoying each other's company and just begin love. I had that kind of lingering feeling that this could be the one. So about a year later on. Krista got funding to go into a PHD fieldwork in Cape Town, South Africa. I was happy for. But I knew this would be quite a big test for young relationship. While she was the way we try our best meant in this long distance relationship these days before Facebook, and what's up? So we try to do as much as you could on Email. So about this semester. Let on I got funding to go and do my own food research work in my home country Zimbabwe, a jump did that opportunity to make a one week talk of town to see Chris. The reunion was just as good as I'd imagined. It to be is two young lovers. We're happy to be reunited we walked around town holding hands. We gig and keys. We checked out the mini restaurants in the million missing science at Cape Town has to offer just a lovely place. Krista was renting an apartment in an upscale neighborhood code c point from the apartment. You could see the deep blue Atlantic Ocean in the distance you could see Robben Island the infamous prison island where Nelson Mandela in the few either Muslim black prisoners have been held captive and our paths. Walking around town with Krista and notice that people turn around and take a look at us after we just passed them. Initially just brush this office, maybe coach for different on public display of affection. But after a while, let's take notice. Patten? Getting these disapproving stares from mostly all the white people. See I forgot to mention that Krista was white and I'm black. And this is only a few years after the end of so south was to victimize divided on racial lines. While interracial dating was no legal US to extremely extremely rare. Kristen they brushed off the unwanted attention. And we even reminisced on how they can. Ethica our little beautiful ten spare mouse cell under the bed. Nobody would look at us. But for the first time, we started to discuss the implications of being an interracial relationship. Why no is in town Christa told me that she had booked a dentist appointments to get their wisdom teeth out. That this was not exactly the most romantic thing to do. But it did work come. This is a sign of growing relationship. She wanted me to be there for her for this, very important medical procedure. On the day of the appointment withdraws to downtown Capetown where the dentist's office was located in the filling in some hip oik, Krista downing in the dentist chair in. They said if you fit next to that. With the help of finesse. The dentists studied Yankee now is more or less out of your mouth..

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"robben island" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

04:44 min | 3 years ago

"robben island" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Loving, you know, everything about you. So far, I'm curious though, most attorneys people to practice law and went to law school, but all the time and the energy and the money in that don't typically have the vision of becoming an entrepreneur. So was that always your plan? No it wasn't. I have that in the back of my mind. But my plan was actually to work at a big firm, which I did. So I graduated law school and went to a big Sam for five years, and I got amazing training. It was such a great experience being a corporate lawyer. But to be honest with you, I was really unhappy for a lot of that time, and I could not get myself to leave the actually leaving. The law firm was at that time the hardest thing I had ever done. So. So just because you know, the whole world had thought I had arrived. I had this office with a view of the Hollywood sign the big salary, and I can say I worked at this prestigious firm and walking away from that was the first step in being an entrepreneur, which often is doing what's counter cultural or different than what everyone else would do. But it just I felt like I had to take a step out on my own. And the crazy thing was is where I was at that time working at a big firm to leave to go to a smaller firm was already like unheard of to leave to go to start your own firm, obscene. So some of the partners were like you're leaving to do so appalled. So many people who just have a nine to five job with a small salary that they're almost or are living paycheck to paycheck as the majority of the population of the United States is living paycheck to paycheck. They don't have the office on the corner with the Hollywood sign the beautiful view, the very, you know. I guess large paycheck as you were referring to the salary, but you're in a position of abundance and still made the choice to innocence start over and go backwards down zero. So for the people that just have a nine to five. Yeah. They're living paycheck to paycheck. But they want to be an entrepreneur what advice for them. The advices everyone feels exactly the way you do leaving whatever is more comfortable into the unknown. What are those feelings those feelings are there all these reasons why I can't do it everyone? You know, I was just in Africa actually on Robben Island. I met the most amazing man who's been there for twenty years giving tours and he told me exact same thing. He is he's actually saved up money, and he has a actually a decent situation to lean to start his own business, but he has the exact same fears about leaving. And ironically, his perception was that the people in the US should never have those feelings because we seem so wealthy and have all this opportunity. But it's consistent with entrepreneurs everywhere as it's so scary to walk into the unknown and the journey of being an entrepreneur is actually building that muscle. Because as you know, we consistently we keep taking the next step. Keep taking the next step. And almost every time the bigger you got the more risk. Is actually at hand. So because then you're talking about one hundred million dollars. Exactly. So this is the first step that I understand as well. As anyone how scary it is. But we'd have to eventually decide within ourselves. Am I going to be okay? No matter what happens, and until you come to that point. You're not going to be able to leave the job. We'll be right back with Jessica Allman Mark lack this Business Rockstars connecting a community of entrepreneurs. What we do. You can join us on Facebook Twitter and online at Business Rockstars dot com. Freedom doesn't start in the White House. It starts in your house. Here's Helen krieble. A woman in Philadelphia having an argument with her boyfriend in a restaurant got so angry. She threw a soft drink at him, then as she was storming away. She slipped on the wet floor and broker tailbone. Never mind the floor was wet because of the drink. She herself had thrown. She was so angry. She decided to sue. She did not suit the boyfriend because he didn't have any money. She sued the restaurant for having a win floor..

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Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, dies at 81

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Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, dies at 81

"The ex wife of the late former south african president antiapartheid icon nelson mandela the african national congress has issued a statement confirming that winnie mandela passed away early monday morning in a johannesburg hospital after a long illness the nc states winnie mandela was known far and wide as mother of the nation for her activism dedication to keep nelson mandela's work alive during the years he was in prison on robben island reverend vernon rosa fellow activists reflects on the couple's activism even though they devote i even though she was next to the icon nelson mandela she met out own pop in the struggle against apartheid so she mentioned developed a main clause when it mighty kiselev mandela was eighty one years old this is npr news and you're listening to wnyc in new york i'm jimmy floyd i'll hudson valley republican county executive is officially kicking off his campaign for governor of new york state duchess county executive mark molinaro announced his run this morning in his hometown of tivoli he'll be making a second stop in albany later this afternoon the gop hopeful was elected county executive in november of twenty eight eleven he's also served in the duchess county legislature and the state assembly and as mayor of tivoli molinaro will face off against a senator john defrancisco who has also announced his bid for the republican nomination and an ongoing lawsuit from the families of the sandy hook school shooting is facing new hurdles remington one of the nation's oldest gun manufacturers and a defendant in the lawsuit is filing for bankruptcy this comes as the connecticut supreme court considers whether to send the suit to a jury trial the new york times reporter kristen hussy says rubbing kim's bankruptcy has stalled the courts timeline essentially the bankruptcy hits the pause button on everything it gives remmington an opportunity to refinance and reorganize hussy says the court could be able to rule on the issue as early as may if bankruptcy proceedings expedited under federal law gun companies are granted immunity when one of their products is houston crime but if the sandy hook families says selling assault rifles two civilians qualifies as negligence and should therefore not be covered by the legislation the snow is gone son trying to come out currently it is thirty six degrees at one oh six support for npr comes from.

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