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St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 5  Discerning Hearts podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

02:17 min | 9 months ago

St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 5 Discerning Hearts podcasts

"A No Vena to Saint Clair Day five. From The testament of Saint Clair From a letter to erm intrude of Bru-. Oh. Dearest Look on heaven that invites us. And Bear. The Cross and follow Christ who preceded us. Indeed. After various and many tribulations, we shall enter threw him into his glory. Love with your whole heart God and Jesus his son. Crucified for our sins and never let his memory escape your mind. Make yourself meditate continually on the mysteries of the Cross. And the anguish of the mother standing beneath the cross. Dear Saint Clair. As a young girl, you imitated your mother's love for the poor of your native. Azizi. Inspired by the preaching of Saint Francis who sang enthusiastically of his Lord Jesus and Lady Poverty You gave your life to Jesus at Nineteen years of age allowing Saint Francis to cut off your beautiful hair. And Invest You with the Franciscan habit. All through your life, you offered your great suffering for your sister's the poor Clare's and the conversion of souls. You greatly aided Saint Francis with his new order carrying on his spirit in the Franciscans after his death. Most of all you had a deep love Jesus in the most blessed sacrament which fueled your vocation to love and care for the poor. Please pray for me. That I will seek keep Jesus as my first love as you did. Helped me grow in love of the blessed sacrament to care for the poor and to offer my whole life to God. Heavenly father. Thank you for the gift of Saint Clair? Through your intercession please here and answer my prayer in the name of Jesus your son. Off Men.

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Queenie Pt. 2: Stephanie St. Clair

Kingpins

36:02 min | 1 year ago

Queenie Pt. 2: Stephanie St. Clair

"If you enjoy this flashback to the nineteen twenties with Queen Pins Stephanie. Saint Clair be sure to check out. podcast presents for our centennial retrospective. On the roaring twenties. You'll find episodes on the mysterious disappearance of Alfred Lowenstein the unsolved murder of silent film director. William Desmond Taylor and many more follow Parkas presents free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. It was a muggy night in August. Nineteen twenty nine. All of Harlem was asleep. Except for Madame Queen Stephanie. Stephanie Saint Clair. She was wide awake. Plotting her revenge. Vicious gangster. Dutch Schultz had taken hold of almost almost all other policy banks in Harlem but Saint Clair was determined to keep Scholz's dirty hands off her money and her neighborhood. She wanted him. It did but Saint Clair didn't have the means to kill Schultz. He wielded the power of the entire New York Crime Syndicate and had the NYPD NYPD in his pocket. All she had was her wits if she can draw other powerful people to her 'cause she'd have a chance stance against Schultz. And if she did it right she'd be able to humiliate him at the same time. A sudden idea came to to her in a flash. She rushed over to her desk and started writing a letter to the Amsterdam News. A popular paper in Harlem two days later Harlem residents opened the Amsterdam News to a photograph. Saint Clair and a luxurious fur coat next to the photo was a letter that a detailed how her community had been suffering under a corrupt police. Force it was a bold message to Dutch Schultz. I'm not afraid of view. Come and get me. I'm Howell heart and I'm kate eight Leonard and this is kingpins apar- cast original every Friday. We journey inside the ranks of Organized Crime Rings From Street gangs to the mafia CEOS to understand how a kingpin or queen pen rises to the top of the underworld and why they fall as we follow. The lives lives of infamous crime bosses will explore. How money and power change them and how it changed the community around them? You can find episodes of kingpins all other podcast originals originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to screen kingpins for free on spotify. Just open the APP tap browse and type kingpins in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at park cast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us as to leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening it really does help us? This is our second episode on activist and Policy Banker. Stephanie Sinclair last week we learned how Saint Clair immigrated to New York City as a teen during the nineteen twenties. She operated a prominent policy bank in Harlem but by the end of the decade she had attracted the attention of the New York mob. The honeymoon was over. This week will follow Saint Clair era. She singlehandedly defense. Her Policy Bank from mob control shall use every weapon at her disposal from the power of her pin. To her enforcer bumpy Johnson to her own two hands aw by the summer of nineteen twenty nine Dutch Schultz controlled nearly all the policy. Banks in Haarlem Justice Stephanie. He's Saint Clair had predicted he was pulling the prophets from those banks out of the neighborhood and funneling them to the mob. Saint Clair's bank in the a few other holdouts had to operate in the shadows or not at all. thirty-one-year-old Saint Clair didn't have a lot of options. Her top enforcer worser bumpy Johnson had just been incarcerated for Grand Larceny and no she continued to make graft payments to local police departments Schultz's political connections in the mayor's office superseded any amount Saint Clair could pay harassment from the police was escalating and there was no way for San unclear to fight back until she went public. Saint Clair's letter in the Amsterdam. News was published on August. Twenty first I nineteen twenty nine. The Amsterdam news was the Harlem newspaper. Everyone in the neighborhood read it. And Stephanie Saint. Clair was about to become the calm the centerfold though the entire community read her letter it was actually meant for the eyes of one person. New York Mayor James Jay Walker she wrote about the police harassment. Her community had suffered black men and women who were shouted at chase down and and strip searched in alleys or apartment hallways as their neighbors passed by. The police were searching for any signs of a numbers racket. It large amounts of change a policy book or betting recedes. Sometimes they found these items and sometimes they didn't even if the search turned up no evidence. These unlucky citizens were still taken to the precinct when they went before a judge. Detectives often used false evidence to get a conviction racism ensured that their protests of innocence fell on deaf ears. The judge always trusted the word of a white police officer. Over a black defendant bail would be said at one thousand dollars or more an astronomical or nominal sum for the average Harlem Resident Saint Clair had neighbors and friends who spent months in jail simply simply because they were unlucky. Enough to turn down the wrong street. COPS entered private homes without warrants. Sometimes they even planted evidence hence as for the policy banks police would bust in and sees cash without making any arrests. God knows where that money ended up. Saint Clair ended her letter with a plea directly to the mayor. She wrote. I beg you with tears in my eyes and a broken heart full of sorrow doc to please do something for these conditions. which might people are going through in Harlem in return? She promised to organize her neighbors to support mayor. Your walkers reelection Saint Clair had painted a picture of a community living under the tyranny of a racist police state and it was effective. This this letter and it's many follow ups were a sensation. Earning coverage in papers around the city including the New York Times almost immediately Saint Clair responses from the police commissioner and the mayor on September Eighteenth Nineteen twenty nine. She published another letter in the Amsterdam News stating that. Everything in her previous letter was being investigated. She also advised everyone on their fourth amendment rights. No police avas circuit enter their home without a warrant or search them on the street. She closed out with the promise. I am going to continue fighting until the members of my my race or freed from these mistreatments from Madame Stephanie Sinclair like all of her letters. A photograph of Saint Clair herself was printed alongside it. In this one she gazed confidently into the Lens. Her head adorned in a chic turban. Delicate earings hiring sparkling next to her face. The public letters were ingenious on her own. She could never match Dutch Schultz way in City Hall. If she'd gone on directly to the mayor with her complaints she would have been turned away but publicity meant pressure but by being so public. She took a major ager risk before she'd been just another policy. Banker a minor annoyance for Dutch Schultz. Now she was the face of his public public humiliation and she'd have to be taken out right after the letters hit the papers. Saint Clair began to receive threatening threatening phone calls throat. Voices on the other end of the line imagined her death in colorful violent fashions. But Saint Clair didn't let them scare her instead. She took those threats to the people in a letter dated October. Second Nineteen twenty nine. She wrote enemies. He's have telephoned almost every night and said they are going to give me a ride and bump me off when they say such things over my private wire I just laugh at at them because such thing sounds silly and simple to me. Saint Clair was the one who get the last laugh on October. Tober Sixteenth Nineteen twenty nine. She wrote another letter quote. I have the satisfaction of knowing that two of the officers who've been framing many any members of the race have been arrested and are now under two thousand dollars bail. Each many more of these officers will be in the same predicament. If they do not stop framing colored people. She'd managed to put two officers in jail in return. She made good on her promise to Mayor Walker publishing more letters in November encouraging everyone in Harlem to register and vote for Walker but the victory victory would be short lived on December thirtieth nineteen twenty nine Saint Clair left her apartment at eleven. Am and in headed to the bus. Stop as she waited. She noticed a policeman she knew loitering nearby. She found that unsettling but she kept her head up and waited for the bus as soon as she boarded the officer gotten on as well. She knew inner gut that this wasn't a coincidence. When she got off she was sure the officer would follow her but when she turned around there was no one there? Perhaps it was nothing. Saint Clair airbrushed it off and kept walking. She'd only gone a few steps when a pair of handcuffs slapped around her wrists. Coming up. Saint Clair takes on the NYPD. Hi It's Kate. I am thrilled to tell you about. A new park has show. I'm hosting with my dark side of and political scandals partner partner Richard. They are natural born leaders with a never ending thirst for power through force and deceit. They rise through the ranks toward radicalism callosum eliminating anyone who stands in their way and the only thing more inevitable than their rise. Is there ruin discover cover the true stories of power greed and deceit in the park cast original series dictators. Every Tuesday dictators examines women's the reign of a real life tyrant exploring the unique conditions. That allowed them to seize control. Each dictator is analyzed in two part art episodes with the first giving insight into their rise to power and the second chronicling the impact of their downfall hear more about the men who claim to love their country but were intricately responsible for killing millions of their own people. Men such as Prime Minister Benito Mussolini Cellini Supreme Leader Kim Jong UN and even Julius Caesar himself discover the governments that fell the lives that were destroyed destroyed and evil at its highest level. Follow dictators free on spotify. Or wherever you get your podcasts now back to the story throughout nineteen twenty nine thirty one year old stephany saint clear used the power four of the pen to fight police. Corruption in the process of few corrupt officers were jailed. But so was saint. Clair when officers cornered that Saint Clair on December thirtieth. She didn't resist. She noticed that one of the officers Dizzy Roberts had a bundle of small slips of paper in his hand. She had a pretty good idea what was going on when she arrived at the police station. Her hunch was right. She was being framed. That bundle of papers was presented to the Court as policy receipts evidence of Saint Clair's involvement in a numbers racket. The cell called evidence was laughable. She never would have carried her own policy receipts. She had employees for that. Never mind the fact. The evidence itself was fake. It didn't matter Saint Clair's lawyer pushed for a jury trial but the presiding judge blocked the motion. Perhaps because any jury of Saint Clair's peers would immediately see through the fabricated evidence instead. He said a bench trial date for January. Sixth Nineteen thirty he. He would be the one to determine the sentence as soon as saint. Clair got home on bail. She wrote another letter published on New Year's Day. Nineteen thirty Saint Clair. Open the letter with well folks. I have been arrested. She pointed out the ridiculousness of the evidence. Saying suppose what was I was banking. I would never be foolish enough to have on me at any time. Anything that would incriminate me. What would I be doing on the street? With a bundle of slips send my hand or possession. She also included a copy of the complaint filed against her by the arresting officer in it she was quoted as saying my my God. You have me right. I have only got a small business now. If you let me go I will give each of you. Five hundred dollars in one hour. She commentated commentated do you people. Think that I- Madame Saint Clair would make such a statement is credited to me in the copy of the complaint. Above Sinclair's bravado never flagged throughout her court appearances. Witnesses stated that she had entered the building where she was arrested not because it was her policy bank because she was attending a meeting for her charity. The French Legal Aid Society Eighty but her defense fell on deaf ears on March fourteenth. Nineteen thirty saint. Clair was convicted on racketeering charges. She was sentenced is to a New York penitentiary. Cold Blackwell island on the streets. It was called Welfare Island. It's unclear how much of Saint Clair's arrest and trial were orchestrated by Dutch Schultz as payback for her meddling with his crooked cops but it safe to assume he was pleased to hear about the outcome. As long as Saint Clair was in prison. She wouldn't be a problem but when she was released she still had plenty of a fight left. She left prison on Wednesday December third nineteen thirty and the following Monday. She was back in a courtroom not as a defendant but as a witness while she was locked up the seabury commission was created by the New York state legislature to investigate investigate corruption in the city's courts and Police Department Saint Clair as public complaints had contributed to the commission's formation and fresh out of prison prison. She wasn't about to miss a chance to speak to them. Saint Clair stood before the assembly and testified about how. NYPD officers and sergeants had accepted except her bribes for years. Apparently she was willing to go down with the ship she also told stories of harassment and even in criminal activity by officers including one time when they broke into her apartment and stole cash when she reported it to lieutenants. They did nothing a few days after her public testimony. Saint Clair provided the commission with the names of judges and police officers who were on her payroll role a few days after that there was a major shake down in the NYPD over a dozen cops including two of the officers is involved in Saint. Clair's arrest were suspended but the biggest victory of the seabury commission was the revelation that many black and white working in class people had been arrested under false pretenses. The only way to escape these phony charges was to pay off all the people involved. The policemen the judges judges the public defenders. Even the bail bondsman. If they couldn't pay they were locked up. Everything Saint Clair had published in. The paper was absolutely correct in just a few weeks after her release from prison she had completely turned her luck around. Finally she had the authorities. He's on her side but the real threat doesn't shoals was still out there and he was angrier than ever in the summer of nineteen thirty one. There was a knock at Saint clears door. When she looked out the peephole bowl she saw a white man and snazzy suit she wasn't expecting company certainly not a white man so she shouted through the door asking who oh he was? The man explained that he'd been sent by Dutch Schultz. Schultz wanted to resolve their conflict and he was there to negotiate on his his bosses behalf. Saint Clear didn't trust shoals no way. Was the man here to cut a deal. More likely he was here to kill her. She was home alone own. In her enforcer bumpy Johnson was still behind bars for grand larceny. She would have to protect herself in a smooth motion. Saint Clair are open. The door ushered Schulz's man into her apartment then shoved him directly into her hall closet and locked it once he was safely. Contained contained shade dialed for backup less than an hour later. A limousine pulled up outside. Saint Clair's building. Four men exited ended in a precise military fashion march to the door and press the elevator button for Saint Clair's level. Those men were her bodyguard's we don't know exactly what happened next but twenty minutes later. The four bodyguards exited the building Dutch Schultz's man did not aught. This possible attempt on Saint. Clair live was just one of many but the intimidation only made her fight harder. uh-huh Schultz's rain over the policy banks had been ruthless and cruel. He took the lion's share of the profits from any bankers who agreed to work. Ghandour him he cut out the role of runner entirely forcing betters to visit in person to place their wagers. The people lucky enough to keep their jobs were Delta Steep pay-cut under Harlem owners. The accounting team took home ten percent of the daily House. Take under Schultz that I pay dropped to five percent. Dutch pocketed the difference. In the month of May nineteen thirty one alone Schultz made over two you million dollars thanks to Harlem. While the Harlem Policy Bankers had reinvested their profits in the community. Schultz sucked the money out. Justice Justice Saint Clair predicted. She kept rallying the few policy bankers left in the neighborhood and they kept up their work in the shadows. Saint Clair Clair new the high wages. She paid employees kept them loyal to her well that and her temper whenever a worker raised the idea of defecting getting to shoals Saint Clair was known to ask what kind of men would desert a lady in a fight in nineteen nineteen thirty. Two Bumpy Johnson was released from prison and immediately returned to Saint Clair side. He accompanied her everywhere even on her nights out to the jazz clubs in the symphony. This new level of intimacy did not go unnoticed the Harlem Rumor Mill Spun but both Saint Clair and Bumpy denied their relationship. Ever went beyond business but no matter. How close bumpy got to sink clear? He couldn't protect her from everyone time. She was about to learn the hard way that she couldn't trust anyone. Not even her own friends in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty two one of Dutch Schultz's henchman. Max Romney approached a woman named Catherine Ozlem who is thought to have been well acquainted with listenclear. Romney offered Ozlem a proposition. Dutch Schultz was willing to pay her five hundred dollars. If she would lure Saint Clair Claire Back to her apartment there. One of Schultz's hit men would be waiting to put a knife in Saint. Clair's back coming up. Saint Clair faces a bitter betrayal. Now back to this story for years. Stephanie Saint Clair and Dutch Scholtz battled over Harlem Schultz with the NYPD in his pocket managed to win control. Saint Clair responded by exposing police. Corruption option in landing several officers in jail and Scholtz wasn't going to take that hit lying down in nineteen thirty two Schultz offered one one of Saint Clair Zone. Friends Catherine Ozlem five hundred dollars to help him kill Madame Queen after the offer. Ozlem went to see Saint Clair right away. But she wasn't there to act on Schultz's behalf five hundred dollars wasn't enough to tempt her to kill her own friend. According to Sinclair Ozlem signed affidavit certifying. Her Story Sinclair brought that affidavit to the police station hoping it would be enough to arrest rest Schultz's henchmen that didn't happen but the cops did offer Saint Clair their protection. If the police wouldn't help her she'd turn turn back to her favourite for millions stage the Amsterdam News in September nineteen thirty to saint. Clair's luxury limousine pulled up to the curb alongside Amsterdam News reporter. She was pleased to run into them. She had some things she needed imprinted. The newspaper reported that she promised in her excitable English. That Schultz is going out of Harlem. If she had to put a picket picket at every one of his numbers stores from one hundred and twenty-fifth to one hundred and fifty fifth streets. Who Does he think he is? She asked with a toss of her head and then she answered with a snap of the finger. He's nobody I'm going to show him something and he better get out of Harlem. Before I begin sank glare had been fighting against Schultz's police officers for years now but this was the first time she named him in print. Even though SCHOLTZ was coming after Saint Clair personally she made sure to frame her fight as more than just a battle for her own life. It was was a fight for her communities economy. She told the Amsterdam News. That Schultz's policy banks are taking ten thousand dollars a day out of Harlem when the article failed to spark any police action. Saint Clair took matters into her own hands. She went to several. All of Schultz's storefronts no backup no bodyguards and began to destroy them. She smashed plate glass windows sent in piles of receipts flying and screamed. At the clerk's it was a powerful. Display is greedy and ruthless as Scholtz. was there there was no way he could match Saint Clair's passion and raw nerve around this time. Saint Clair was quoted in Amsterdam News saying I'm not afraid of Dutch Schultz or any other man living. He'll never touch me. She was right after. Tearing up several of Schulz's policy banks she told the police where the locations were. She supplied more information over the coming months and in March nineteen thirty three. The cops finally had enough to act. Based on Saint Clair's information they rated Schultz's main clearing-house where revenues from all of his Harlem Policy Banks were collected daily according to author Shirley Steward millions of a betting slips were seized totaling over two million dollars daily. Play they also took all of the petty cash on hand totaling over two thousand dollars worth nearly forty thousand dollars. Today and fourteen of Schultz's employees were arrested. But Saint Clair's victory was short-lived on March seventh. Nineteen thirty three another black policy. Banker named Martin Harris was murdered in his apartment. Saint Clair was friendly with Harris and viewed him as an ally. The Amsterdam News reported that the finger had been placed leased on Madame Stephanie. Saint Clair as the next victim there had been plenty of threats on her life in the past but after the very real murder order of one of her colleagues the possibility of death was more palpable than ever before Saint Clair. I began spending less time out in the neighborhood and kept bumpy close at all times. She kept running her bank through associates but didn't dare appear here at headquarters herself. There are a few different versions of what occurred during this time but it appears that because the danger had ramped up. Bumpy be may have tried to negotiate Schultz for Saint. Clair's life over. The course of those negotiations Schultz convinced him that he was in a no win win. Situation Death was almost certain if he in Saint Clair continued to fight. There was one other option shoals wanted Bumpy to take over enforcement in Harlem not just for the policy banks but for all the criminal enterprises the mob syndicate was involved in it would would be a big promotion for a time. Bumpy played both sides. He continued to protect Saint Clair once even hiding her in a Kolbin bend to keep her safe from mob henchmen but the longer it went on the more he was convinced. That Schultz was right. This war was not sustainable and he would have to switch to the winning side. The loss of bumpy must have hit Saint Clair hard. He was not only a source of physical protection but his presence was assembled to the community that the fight against the mob was still viable now that he defected. Saint Saint Clair was truly on her own despite bumpy his new alliance Saint Clair remained on good terms with him. She had little choice if she wanted. Wanted to keep living in Harlem. Some sources claim that she retired not long after bumpy. Left others say that she agreed to Schultz's terms ceding eating most of her banks prophets to him in any case. Bumpy is new role with the syndicate signaled the end of the Policy Bank war in Harlem. They'd eight fought long and hard and they'd lost but at least now there was peace. Saint Clair may have had to concede the war. You're but she did get the last word on October. Twenty Third Nineteen thirty five. Dutch Schultz was shot in the gut on on the order of his own syndicate. It took him an entire day of anguish to succumb to his wounds as he lay in a hospital bed delirious in the last last throes of death a telegram arrived it. Read as he's so so shall Ye reap. It was signed Madame Queen of policy. Even though Saint Clair was moving beyond policy banking. Her life remained the no less colorful or criminal in June of nineteen thirty five. The thirty-seven-year-old sat down in her apartment for a business meeting with a man named Sufi Abdul Hamid. Saint Clair. Didn't go for the business venture a neighborhood chicken restaurant but she couldn't deny that Hamid intrigued her. The two appeared made for each other literally both were known for their elaborate colorful appearance. They also also shared similar views on fighting for racial equality loudly and without compromise but as a wealthy woman. Saint Clair was weary wary of the institution of marriage instead in August. Nineteen thirty six. Saint Clair drew up her own contract for a formal relationship among other things the contract stipulated that immed- had to be entirely faithful to her. But it wasn't meant to be. It took Saint Clair just over a year to realize Hamid had broken his contract around Thanksgiving of nineteen thirty seven. How meads stayed it out all night looking into it? Saint Clair found out that he was keeping to other apartments and two other women on January. Eighteenth nineteen thirty. Eight Saint Clair fired three shots immed- none of them hit him directly. Oy with the closest shot barely grazing his teeth. Saint Clara's trial began on March fifteenth. Nineteen thirty eight. Although she had managed generate some sympathy in the press with stories of how meads infidelity it didn't carry over in court. She was sentenced to up to ten years in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. It's unknown how many years she actually served. After her release she mostly sleep disappeared from the public record on December eleventh nineteen sixty nine. She passed away at the age of seventy one. She died owing money to several creditors including a funeral home Stephanie. Saint Clair lived an unbelievable fearless life. She moved to a new country. It only only thirteen and built her own business at twenty six. She stood up for justice in the face of corrupt law enforcement a racist court system and the violent New York mob incredibly. She singlehandedly protected her policy bank from mob takeover for years and survived to to tell the tale in time before a broad civil rights movement. Saint Clair gave other black Americans practical steps to protect their their rights. Not only is she a leader in her community. She was public and proud with her support. Stephanie Saint Clair was so criminal but she's still published her face in the newspaper alongside cries for criminal justice reform for that boldness. She deserves serves to be remembered. Thanks again for listening to kingpins you can find more episodes of kingpins and all other park has originals for free on spotify not only spotify already have all of your favorite music but now spotify is making it easy for you. Enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals. Like kingpins for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream kingpins on spotify. Just open the APP and type kingpins in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at park asked fast and twitter at podcast network. We'll see you next time. Kingpins was created by Max Cutler. And as a podcast studios original executive executive producers include Max Ron Cutler sound design by one Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Travis Clark and Joel Stein. Nine this episode of kingpins was written by Hannah Macintosh with writing assistance. By Kay Gallagher and stars Kate Leonard. And how will it. Hi Park has listeners. 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S4: Roaring 20s: Queenie Pt. 2: Stephanie St. Clair

Parcast Presents

33:15 min | 1 year ago

S4: Roaring 20s: Queenie Pt. 2: Stephanie St. Clair

"If you enjoyed this episode on Stephanie Saint Clair and her grip on Harlem's numbers racket. You should check out our kingpins podcast from street gangs to mafiosos. You'll learn what it takes for a king or queen pen to rise to the top the underworld and why they eventually fall. You can find episodes on freeway. Rick Ross Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar Mobster. Mr Bugsy Siegel and so many more follow kingpins free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. It was a muggy night in August. Nineteen twenty nine. All of Harlem was asleep. Except for Madame Queen. Stephanie Saint Clair. She was wide awake. Plotting plotting her revenge. Vicious gangster Dutch Schultz had taken hold of almost all other policy banks in Harlem but Saint Clair was determined women to keep Schultz's dirty hands offer money and her neighborhood. She wanted him dead. But Saint Clair didn't have the means to kill Schultz. He wielded the power of the entire New York Crime Syndicate and had the NYPD in his pocket. All she had was Hurwitz wits if she could draw other powerful people to her. 'cause she'd have a chance against Schultz and if she did it right she'd be able to humiliate humiliate him at the same time. A sudden idea came to her in a flash. She rushed over to her desk and started writing a letter to the Amsterdam News. A popular paper in Harlem two days later Harlem residents opened the Amsterdam News to a photograph of Saint Clair and a luxurious fur coat. Next to the photo was a letter that detailed how her community had been suffering under a corrupt police police force. It was a bold message to Dutch. Schultz I'm not afraid of you. Come and get me. I'm how argued. I'm Kate Leonard and this is kingpins. Apar- cast original every Friday. We journey inside the ranks of Organized Crime Rings From Street gangs to mafiosos to understand how a kingpin or Queen Pin Dan Rises to the top of the underworld and why they fall as we follow the lives of infamous crime bosses will explore how money and power change them and how it changed the community around them you can find episodes of kingpins and all other park has originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream kingpins for free on spotify. Just open the APP tap browse and type kingpins in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful full for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast hard cast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us to leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening? It really does help us. This is our second episode activist and Policy Banker. Stephanie Sinclair last week. We learned how Saint Clair immigrated to New York City as as a teen during the nineteen twenties. She operated a prominent policy bank in Harlem but by the end of the decade she had attracted the attention of the New York mob. The honeymoon was over. This week will follow. Saint Clair as she singlehandedly defends her policy bank from mob control whole. She'll use every weapon at her disposal from the power of her pin. To her enforcer bumpy Johnson to her own two hands by the summer of nineteen twenty nine Dutch Schultz controlled nearly all the policy. Banks in Haarlem Justice Stephanie. Saint Clair had predicted he was pulling the prophets from those banks out out of the neighborhood and funneling them to the mob. Saint Clair's Bank in the few other holdouts had to operate in the shadows or not not at all thirty-one-year-old Saint Clair didn't have a lot of options. Her top enforcer bumpy Johnson had just been incarcerated for Grand Larceny name and though she continued to make graft payments to local police departments shows as political connections in the mayors of superseded any amount saint clair could pay hey harassment from. The police was escalating and there was no way for Saint Clair to fight back until she went public. Saint Clair's letter in the Amsterdam. News was published on August. Twenty First Nineteen twenty nine. The Amsterdam News was the Harlem the newspaper everyone in the neighborhood. Read it and Stephanie. Saint Clair was about to become the centerfold. No the entire community read her the letter it was actually meant for the eyes of one person. New York Mayor James Jay Walker she wrote about the police harassment. Her community had suffered black men and women who were shouted at chase down and strip searched in alleys or apartment hallways as their neighbors abors passed by. The police were searching for any signs of a numbers racket. Large amounts of change a policy book or betting receipts. It's sometimes they found these items and sometimes they didn't even if the search turned turned up. No evidence these unlucky citizens were still taken to the precinct when they went before a judge. Detectives often used false. Evidence wants to get a conviction. Racism ensured that their protests of innocence fell on deaf ears. The judge always trusted the word of a white police officer. Sir over a black defendant bail would be set at one thousand dollars or more. An astronomical sum for the average Harlem Resident Saint Clair had neighbors and friends who spent months in jail simply because they were unlucky enough to turn down the wrong street. COPS entered private homes without warrants. Sometimes they even planted evidence as the policy banks police would bust in and sees cash without making any arrests. God knows where that money ended up. Saint Clair ended her letter with a plea directly to the mayor. She wrote. I beg you with tears in my eyes and a broken heart full of sorrow to please do something for these conditions. which might people are going through in Harlem in return? She promised to organize her neighbors to support. Mayor Walkers Reelection Saint Clair had painted a picture of a community unity living under the tyranny of racist police state and it was effective. This letter and it's many follow. UPS were a sensation. Earning coverage in papers around the city including the New York Times almost immediately Saint Clair got responses from the police commissioner and the mayor on September Eighteenth Nineteen twenty nine. She published another letter in the Amsterdam News stating that. Everything in her previous letter was being investigated. She also advised everyone on their fourth amendment rights. No police officer could enter their home without a warrant or search them on the street she closed out with the promise. I am going to continue fighting until the members of my race or freed from these mistreatments from Madame discoveries. Saint clear like all of her letters. A photograph of Saint Clair herself was printed alongside it. In this one she gazed confidently into the Lens. Her head adorned in a chic turban. Delicate earrings sparkling next to her face. The public letters were ingenious us on her own. She could never match Dutch Schultz way in City Hall. If she'd gone directly to the mayor with her complaints she would have been turned away. The publicity men pressure but by being so public. She took a major risk before she'd been just another policy. Banker a minor annoyance for Dutch Schultz. Now she was the face of his public humiliation and she'd have to be taken out right after the letters hit the papers. Saint Clair began to receive threatening. Phone calls throaty voices on the other end of the line imagined and her death in colorful violent fashions but sink clear. Didn't let them scare her instead. She took those threats to the people in a letter dated October. Second One thousand nine hundred ninety nine. She wrote enemies have telephoned almost every night and said they are going to give me a ride and bump me off when they say such things over my private wire. I just laugh at them because such things sound silly and simple to me. Saint Clair was the one who get the last laugh on October. Sixteenth nineteen twenty nine. She wrote another letter quote quote. I have the satisfaction of knowing that two of the officers who've been framing many members of the rays have been arrested and are now under two thousand seven dollars bail. Each many more of these officers will be in the same predicament. If they do not stop framing colored people. She'd she'd managed to put two officers in jail in return. She made good on her promise to Mayor Walker publishing more letters in November encouraging. Everyone everyone in Harlem to register and vote for Walker but the victory would be short lived on December thirtieth nineteen twenty nine saint. Clair left her apartment at eleven am and headed to the bus. Stop as she waited. She noticed a policeman she he knew loitering nearby. She found that unsettling but she kept her head of and waited for the bus as soon as she boarded the officer officer got on as well. She knew in her gut that this wasn't a coincidence. When she got off she was sure the officer would follow her when she turned around? There was no one there. Perhaps it was nothing. Saint Clara brushed it off and kept walking. She'd only gone a few steps APPs when a pair of handcuffs slapped around her wrists coming up. Saint Clair player takes on the NYPD now back to the story throughout nineteen twenty nine thirty one year roles. Stephanie Saint Clair. Use The power of the pen to fight police corruption in the process. A few corrupt officers were jailed. But so was saint clair clear. When officers cornered Saint Clair on December thirtieth? She didn't resist. She noticed that one of the officers Dizzy Roberts had a bundle handle of small slips of paper in his hand. She had a pretty good idea what was going on when she arrived at the police station. Her hunch was right. She was being framed. That bundle of papers was presented to the Court as policy receipts evidence of Saint Clears involvement in a numbers racket. The so-called evidence was laughable. She never would have carried her own policy receipts. She had employees for that. Never mind signed the fact. The evidence itself was fake. But it didn't matter Saint Clair's lawyer pushed for a jury trial but the presiding judge judge blocked the motion. Perhaps because any jury of Saint Clair's peers would immediately see through the fabricated evidence. Instead he said a bench trial date for January. You worry sixth nineteen thirty. He would be the one to determine the sentence as soon as saint. Clair got home on bail. She wrote another letter published on New Year's Day. Nineteen thirty saint. Clair opened the letter with well folks I have been arrested. She pointed out the ridiculousness us of the evidence. Saying suppose I was banking. I would never be foolish enough to have on me at any time. Anything that would incriminate me. What would I be doing on the street? With a bundle of slips in my hand or possession she also included a copy of the complaint filed against her by the arresting officer in She was quoted as saying my God. You have me right. I have only got a small business now. If you let me go I will give each of you. Five hundred dollars in one hour. She commentated do you. People think that I- Madame Saint Clair would make such a statement as credited to me in the copy of the complaint above Saint. Clara's bravado never flagged throughout her court appearances princes witnesses stated that she had entered the building where she was arrested not because it was her policy bank but because she was attending a meeting for her charity Eh. The French Legal Aid Society but her defense fell on deaf ears on March Fourteenth Nineteen thirty Saint. Clair was convicted on racketeering tearing charges she was sentenced to a New York penitentiary. Cold Blackwell island on the streets. It was called Welfare Island. It's it's unclear. How much of St Clair's arrest and trial were orchestrated by Dutch Schultz as payback for her meddling with his crooked cops but it's safe have to assume he was pleased to hear about the outcome? As long as Saint Clair was in prison. She wouldn't be a problem but when she was released east she still had plenty of fight left. She left prison on a Wednesday December third nineteen thirty and the following Monday. She was back doc in a courtroom not as a defendant but as a witness while she was locked up the seabury commission was created by the New York works state legislature to investigate corruption in the city's courts and police department. Saint Clara's public complaints had contributed to the commission's formation formation and fresh out of prison. She wasn't about to miss a chance to speak to then. Saint Clair stood before the assembly and testified about how NYPD APD officers and Sergeants had accepted bribes for years. Apparently she was willing to go down with the ship she also told stories stories of harassment and even criminal activity by officers including one time when they broke into her apartment and stole cash when she reported it to lieutenants. They did nothing a few days after her public testimony. Saint Clair provided the commission with the names of judges and Dan Police officers who were on her payroll a few days after that there was a major shake down in the NYPD over a dozen cops including two of the officers involved in Saint Clair's arrest where suspended but the biggest victory of the seabury commission was the revelation elation that many black and white working class people had been arrested under false pretenses. The only way to escape these phony charges was to pay off all the people involved volved. The policemen the judges the public defenders. Even the bail bondsman. If they couldn't pay they were locked up. Everything saint in Clare had published in. The paper was absolutely correct in just a few weeks after her release from prison she had completely turned her luck around. Finally she had the authorities on her side but the real threat dot shoals was still out there and he was angrier than ever in the summer of nineteen thirty. One there was a knock at Saint Clair's door for when she looked out the people she saw a white man in a snazzy suit she wasn't expecting company certainly not a white man so she shouted got it through the door asking who he was. The man explained that he'd been sent by Dutch Schultz. Schultz wanted to resolve their conflict and he was there to negotiate on his bosses behalf. Saint Clear didn't trust shoals no way. Was the man here to cut a deal. More likely he was here to a killer. She was home alone. In her enforcer. Bumpy Johnson was still behind bars for grand larceny. She would have to protect herself in a smooth motion. Saint Clair opened. The door ushered Schultz's man into her apartment then shoved him directly into her hall closet and locked it did. Once he was safely contained she dialed for backup less than an hour later. A limousine pulled up outside. Saint Clair's building four men exit in a precise military fashion march to the door and press the elevator button for Saint Clair's level in those men. Were her bodyguards. We don't know exactly what happened next but twenty minutes later the four bodyguards exited the building. Dutch Schultz's man did not this possible. Attempt on Saint Clair live was just one of many but the intimidation Dacian only made her fight harder. Schultz's rain over the policy banks had been ruthless and cruel. He took the lion's share of the profits. It's from any bankers who agreed to work under him. He cut out the role of runner entirely forcing betters. visit in person to place their wagers. The the people lucky enough to keep their jobs were Delta steep. Pay Cut under Harlem owners. The accounting team took home. Ten percent of the daily House Take Hake under Schultz that pay dropped to five percent. Dutch pocketed the difference. In the month of May nineteen thirty one alone own Schultz made over two million dollars. Thanks to Harlem. While the Harlem Policy Bankers had reinvested their profits in the community Schultz old sucked the money out. Just as Saint Clair predicted she kept rallying the few policy bankers left in the neighborhood and they kept up their work in the shadows. Saint Clair new the high wages. She paid her employees. Keep them loyal to her. Well that and her temper whenever never a worker raised the idea of defecting to shoals Saint Clair was known to ask what kind of men would desert a lady in a fight so in nineteen thirty. Two Bumpy Johnson was released from prison and immediately returned to Saint Clair side. He accompanied company her everywhere even on her nights out to the jazz clubs and the symphony. This new level of intimacy did not go unnoticed. The Harlem Rumor Mill Spawn but both Saint Clair and bumpy denied. Their relationship ever went beyond business but no matter. How close bumpy got to Saint Clair? He couldn't protect her from everyone. She was about to learn the hard way that she couldn't trust anyone. Not even her own friends in nineteen thirty. Two one of Dutch Schultz's Henchman Max. Romney approached a woman named Catherine Ozlem. Who is is thought to have been well acquainted with Saint Clair? Romney offered Ozlem a proposition. Dutch Schultz was willing to pay her five hundred dollars. Ars if she would lure Saint Clair back to her apartment there. One of Schultz's hit men would be waiting to put a knife in Saint. Clair's back coming up. Saint Clair faces a bitter betrayal now back to the story for for years. Stephanie Saint Clair and Dutch. Shoals battled over Harlem Schultz with the NYPD in his pocket manage to win control. Saint Clair responded by exposing police corruption in landing. Several officers in jail and Schultz wasn't going to take that hit lying down in nineteen thirty. Two Schultz offered one of Saint Clair Zone. Friends Catherine Ozlem five hundred dollars to help him kill Madame Queen. After after the offer. Ozlem went to see Saint Clair right away but she wasn't there to act on Schultz's behalf five hundred dollars wasn't enough to tempt her to kill her Own Friend according to Saint. Clair Ozlem signed an affidavit certifying. Her story Saint. Clair brought that affidavit to the police station hoping it would be enough to arrest Schultz his henchmen. That didn't happen but the cops did offer Saint Clair their protection. If the police leased wouldn't help her she'd turned back to her favourite for millions. Stage the Amsterdam News in September. Burn nineteen thirty to Saint Clair's luxurious limousine pulled up to the curb alongside an Amsterdam news reporter. She was pleased to run into them. She had some things she needed printed. The newspaper reported that she promised in her excitable English. That Schultz is going out of Harlem Harlem if she had to put a picket at every one of his numbers stores from one hundred and twenty-fifth to one hundred fifty th streets. Who Does he think he is? She he asked with a toss of her head and then she answered with a snap of the finger. He's nobody I'm going to show him something and he better get out of Harlem. Before before I begin sank glare had been fighting against Schultz's police officers for years now but this was the first time she named named him in print. Even though SCHOLTZ was coming after Saint Clair personally she made sure to frame her fight as more than just a battle title for her own life. It was a fight for her communities economy. She told the Amsterdam News. That Schultz's policy banks are taking ten thousand dollars a day out of Harlem when the article failed to spark any police action. Saint Clair took matters into her own hands. She went to several of Schultz's storefronts no backup. Nobody guards and began to destroy them. She smashed I plate. Glass Windows sent piles of receipts flying and screamed the clerks it was a powerful display is greedy and ruthless. Schultz was. There was no way he could match Saint Clair's passion and raw nerve around this time. Saint Clair was quoted in Amsterdam. Damn News saying I'm not afraid of Dutch Schultz or of any other man living. He'll never touch me. She was right after. Tearing up several of Schultz's policy banks she told the police where the locations were. She supplied more information over the coming months and in March nineteen thirty three. The cops finally had enough to act. Based based on St Clair's information they rated Schultz's main clearing-house where revenues from all of his Harlem Policy Banks were collected daily according to author author surely steward millions of betting slips were seized totaling over two million dollars in daily play. They also took all of the petty cash on hand totaling over two thousand dollars worth nearly forty thousand dollars. Today and fourteen Schultz's employees were arrested. But Saint Clair's victory was short-lived on March seventeenth. Nineteen thirty three another black policy. Banker named Martin Martin Harris was murdered in his apartment. Saint Clair was friendly with Harris and viewed him as an ally the Amsterdam News reported accorded that the finger had been placed on Madame Stephanie. Saint Clair as the next victim there had been plenty of threats on her life in the past I but after the very real murder of one of her colleagues the possibility of death was more palpable than ever before. Saint Clair began spending less time out in the neighborhood and kept bumpy close at all times. She kept running her bang through associates associates but didn't dare appear at headquarters herself. There are a few different versions of what occurred during this time but it appears that because the danger had ramped up. Bumpy may have tried to negotiate with Schultz for Saint. Clair's life over. The course of those negotiations Schultz convinced convinced him that he was in a no win situation. Death was almost certain if he in Saint Clair continued to fight. There was one other there option. Schultz wanted bumpy to take over enforcement in Harlem not just for the policy banks. But for all the criminal enterprises the mob syndicate indicate was involved in it would be a big promotion for a time. Bumpy played both sides. He continued to protect Saint Clair once even hiding her in a colden to keep her safe from mob henchmen but the longer it went on the more he was convinced. That Schultz was right. This this war was not sustainable. He would have to switch to the winning side. The loss of bumpy must have hit Saint Saint Clair hard. He was not only a source of physical protection but his presence was assembled to the community that the fight against the mob was still viable now that he defected. Saint Clair was truly on her own. Despite bumpy is new alliance. Saint Clair remained on good terms with him. She had little choice if she wanted to keep living in Harlem. Some sources claim that she retired not long after bumpy. Left others say that she agreed. Read to Schultz's terms ceding most of her banks prophets to him in any case bumpy is new role with the syndicate signal. The end of the Policy Bank War in Harlem. They thought long and hard and they'd lost but at least now there was peace. Saint Clair may have had to concede the war but she did get the last word on October. Twenty Third Nineteen thirty five. Dutch Schultz was shot in the gut on the order of his own syndicate. It took him an entire day of anguish to succumb to his wounds as he lay in a hospital bed ed delirious in the last throes of death a telegram arrived it read as Ye so so shall Ye reap. It was signed Madame Queen of policy. Even though Saint Clair was moving beyond policy banking. Her life remained no less colorful or criminal in June of nineteen thirty five. The thirty-seven-year-old sat down in her apartment for a business meeting with a man named Sufi of dual Hamid. Saint Clair. Didn't go for the business venture a neighborhood chicken restaurant but that she couldn't deny that Hamid intrigued her. The two appeared made for each other literally both were known for their elaborate colorful appearance. They also shared similar views on fighting for racial equality loudly and without compromise but as a wealthy woman. Saint Clair was wary of the institution of marriage instead in August. Nineteen thirty six saint. Clair drew up her own contract for a formal the relationship. Among other things the contract stipulated that Hamid had to be entirely faithful to her. But it wasn't meant to be. It took Saint Clair just over a year to realize Hamid had broken. His contract around Thanksgiving of Nineteen thirty-seven Hammeed stayed out all night looking into it. Saint Clair found out that he was keeping to other apartments and two other. They are winning on January. Eighteenth nineteen thirty eight Saint Clair fired three shots at a mead. None of them hit him directly with the closest shot barely grazing his teeth. Saint Clara's trial began on March fifteenth. Nineteen thirty gate. Although she had managed to generate some sympathy in the press with stories of homicides infidelity it didn't carry over in court. She was sentenced Indi- to up to ten years in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. It's unknown how many years she actually served. After her release she mostly disappeared from the public record on December eleventh nineteen sixty nine. She passed away at the age of seventy one. She died owing money to several creditors including a funeral home Stephanie. Saint Clair lived an unbelievable fearless life. She moved to a new country only thirteen and built her own business at twenty six. She stood up for justice in the face of corrupt law enforcement a racist court system and the violent New York mob. Incredibly she singlehandedly protected her policy bank from mob takeover for for years and survived to tell the tale in a time before abroad civil rights movement. Saint Clair gave other black. Americans is practical steps to protect their rights. Not only was she a leader in her community. She was public and proud with her support. Stephanie Saint Clair was a criminal but she still published her face in the newspaper alongside cries for criminal justice reform for that boldness. She deserves to be remembered. Thanks again again. For listening to kingpins you can find more episodes of kingpins and all other park has two originals for free on spotify. Not only does spotify already. Have all of your favorite music but now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals. Like kingpins for free from your phone Desktop or smart speaker to stream kingpins on spotify. Just open the APP and type kingpins in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on and facebook and instagram at par cast and twitter at our cast network. We'll see you next time. Kingpins was created by Max Cutler. And as a Parkas cast studios original executive producers include Maxon Ron Cutler sound design by one Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Headon Travis Clark and Joel Stein. This episode of kingpins was written by Hannah Macintosh with writing assistance. By Kay Gallagher and stars Kate Leonard Third and how.

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St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 6  Discerning Hearts podcast

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St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 6 Discerning Hearts podcast

"Novalis, Saint Clair. Day Six. From a letter to Saint Agnes of Prague. Kingdom of Heaven is promised in given by the Lord only to the poor. For. He who loves temporal things. Loses the fruit of love. Such a person cannot serve God and Mammon. For either the one is loved and the other is hated. One is served and the despised. You also know that one who's clothed cannot fight with another who is naked. Because he is more quickly thrown, who gives his adversary a chance to get a hold of him And that one who lives in the glory averse cannot rule with Christ in heaven. Dear Saint Clair. As a young girl, you imitated your mother's love for the poor of your native Assisi. Inspired by the preaching of Saint Francis who saying enthusiastically of his Lord Jesus and Lady Poverty. You gave your life to Jesus at Nineteen years of age allowing Saint Francis to cut off your beautiful hair. And Invest You with the Franciscan habit. All through your life, you offered your great suffering for your sister's the poor Clare's and the conversion of soul. You greatly aided Saint Francis with his new order carrying on his spirit in the Franciscans after his death. Most of all, you had a deep love of Jesus in the most blessed sacrament. Which fueled your vocation to love and care for the poor. Please, pray for me only that I will seek to keep Jesus as my first love as you did. Help me to grow in love of the blessed sacrament. To care for the poor and to offer my whole life to God. Heavenly father. Thank you for the gift of Saint Clair. Your intercession. Please hear an answer my prayer in the name of Jesus your son. man.

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St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 7  Discerning Hearts podcast

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St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 7 Discerning Hearts podcast

"Know Vena to Saint Clair. Day Seven From The testament of Saint Clair. In the Lord Jesus Christ I admonished in exhort all my sisters both those present and those to come. To strive always to imitate the way of holy simplicity. Humility. And Poverty. And to persevere the integrity of our holy manner of life. As we were taught by our blessed Father Francis from the beginning of our conversion. To. Christ. Thus, may they always remain in the fragrance of a good name? Both among those who are far off and those who are near. This will take place. Not by own merits, but solely by the Mercy and grace of our benefactor. The father of mercies. Dear Saint Clair. As a young girl imitated your mother's love for the poor of your native Azizi. Inspired by the preaching of Saint. Francis who saying enthusiastically of his Lord Jesus and Lady Poverty. You gave your life to Jesus at Nineteen years of age allowing Saint Francis to cut off your beautiful hair. And Invest You with the Franciscan habit. All. Through your life, you offered your great suffering for your sister's the Poor Clare's and the conversion of souls. You greatly aided Saint Francis with his new order carrying on his spirit in the Franciscans after his death. Most of all, you had a deep love of. In the most blessed sacrament, which fueled your vocation to love and care for the poor. Please pray for me. That I will seek to keep Jesus as my first love as you did. Help me to grow in love of the blessed sacrament to care for the poor and to offer my whole life to God. Heavenly father. Thank you for the gift of Saint Clair. Your intercession lease here and answer my prayer in the name of Jesus. Your. Son. Men.

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St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 4  Discerning Hearts podcast

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St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 4 Discerning Hearts podcast

"Annot Vena to Saint Clair Day four. From a letter to intrude of brew. This labor of ours is brief. But. The reward is eternal. Let the noises of the fleeting world and its shadow not confound you. Let the empty spectres of the deceiving world not drive you mad. Shut your ears to the whispers of hell and strong breath down its attempts against you. Willingly bear adverse evils and let provident goods not puff you up. For the one requires faith. The other demands it. What you promised, God faithfully render and he will repay you. Dear Saint Clair. As a young girl, you imitated your mother's love for the poor of your native. Assisi. Inspired by the preaching of Saint Francis, who enthusiastically of his Lord Jesus Lady Poverty. You gave your life to Jesus at Nineteen years of age allowing Saint Francis to cut off your beautiful hair. And Invest You with the Francis can happen. All through your life, you offered your great suffering for your sisters the poor Clare's and the conversion of souls. You greatly aided Saint Francis with his new order carrying on his spirit in the Franciscans after his death. Most of all, you had a deep love of Jesus in the most blessed sacrament which fueled your vocation to love and care for the poor. Please pray for me. But I will seek keep Jesus as my first love as you did. Help me to grow in love of the blessed sacrament. To care for the poor and to offer my whole life to God. Heavenly father. Thank you for the gift of Saint Clair. Through your intercession please here and answer my prayer in the name of Jesus your son. Man.

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"Queenie" Pt. 1: Stephanie St. Clair

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"Queenie" Pt. 1: Stephanie St. Clair

"Seventy Saint Clair was only in her mid twenties and she had already done well for herself love. She Stroll Down Harlem with her signature head turning style it was the Nineteen Twenty S. She was running the neighborhood and she looked took the part but today that was about to change. Saint Clair was suddenly stopped in her tracks tracks when a police car rolled up on the curb an officer jumped out and accosted her threatening to arrest her. Saint Clair stood tall. Her high heels bringing her to nearly six feet. She wasn't intimidated by this small time. BEAT COP. She calmly informed him that she would need to see the evidence against her however trumped up it may be. They officer scoffed and put her in the back of his squad. Car Saint Clair went willingly sliding into the backseat with dignity. This trip might have been humiliating for other criminals but Saint Clair kept upped. Her head held high for the entire ride. As if this squad car was her personal chariot. She knew what was happening. It was time to start cutting cutting the cops in on her prophets. Stephanie Sink Clear was being arrested for running a policy bank. In today's terms she ran her own independent independent lottery or operation collected bits throughout Harlem and she controlled the payouts. But in her mind she wasn't being being taken to jail for breaking the law she was going downtown to conduct business. She pulled out her compact mirror and checked her reflection in it. She looked cool as a cucumber. I'm I'm how will heart and I'm kate. Leonard and this is kingpins apart cast original every Friday. We journey inside the ranks of Organized Crime Rings From Street gangs to mafiosos to understand how a kingpin or Queen Pin Rises to the top of the underworld. And why they fall as we follow the lives of infamous crime bosses will explore how money and power change them and how it changed the community around them. You can find episodes loads of kingpins and all other podcast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to listen to kingpins for free on spotify mine just open the APP tap browse and tight kingpins in the search bar at podcast. We are grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at park cast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're listening? It really does help us. This is our first episode on Nineteen Twenties Policy. See Banker and community activist. Stephanie Saint Clair. She was one of the only women running a numbers racket in Harlem throughout the nineteen twenties. And it was. I was extremely profitable this week. We'll explore saint clears beginnings. How an immigrant from the French? West indies started a policy bank with just ten and thousand dollars. Eventually she would use the prophets to improve her community in Harlem and fight for Racial Justice but her success began to draw the. We're on kind of attention next week. We'll cover how Saint Clair fought off syndicate aggression and even landed some gangsters and corrupt cops in in jail by the mid nineteen twenties. Stephanie Saint Clair needed no introduction production. She was just known known in Manhattan as the Queen or Queenie and in Harlem more respectfully as Madame Sinclair Madam Queen. She lived at four zero nine edgecomb avenue in a high end apartment building on Sugar Hill. One of Harlem's most fashionable neighborhoods other notable residents of edgecomb included W E B boys a groundbreaking black intellectual Schule and activist and Thurgood Marshall. The man who would become the first Black Supreme Court justice the building was written up in the nineteen in sixty eight book Harlem Negro metropolis and was described as quote number four. Nine edgecomb avenue is the best known building sugarhill. It has something of the atmosphere of a European Resort Hotel Saint Clears impeccable. Chic appearance was her calling card. She always wore the latest fashions tailored to fit her five foot. Nine inch frame all her garments were made of the finest silks confers. Her hair was intricately styled and topped with some kind of unforgettable hat and she was never without her timeless string of pearls earls. One of Saint. Clair's neighbors remembers that she had a mystical aura about her and she wore exotic dresses with a colorful turban wrapped around her head. Saint Clair striking appearance was indicative of her persona. She meant for everything about her. To be unforgettable and powerful powerful she was a fearless and focus leader who never buckled under pressure. In fact pressure made her perform her best her her unflappable demeanor mixed with a dash of violent temper kept the loyalty of all her customers as well as those who worked under her. The gamblers ambler trusted Saint Clair to pay out their winnings. On time and her employees new they could depend on her to pay fair wages and all that trust paid gaff at the peak of her business Saint Clair employed more than forty runners and ten accountants and controllers. Her personal worth was over five. One hundred thousand dollars adjusted for today's inflation. That's around seven million dollars. Saint Clair's confidence and random bishen quickly made her policy bank successful besides her flair and loyalty. She was known for her. Bold business moves like turning arrest into a business deal with the cops. The squad car delivered Saint Clair to the one hundred and twenty third street police station. When Saint Clair snapped her compact shut and stepped out of the car? The officer escorted the young woman into the station with all the dirty already petty criminals knowing she didn't belong with the riffraff. Saint Clair insisted on speaking with the sergeant directly. She had something to offer offer. Even though she was the one who broke the law she was still making the demands. Saint Clair was shown to the sergeant's office and given a seat beat Saint Clair was able to read him like a book. It wasn't even going to be a fair fight before the sergeant could even attempt to charge charge her for running a numbers racket. Saint Clair paid the law. Man a compliment. She hadn't realized for Little Policy Bank was big enough to attract the attention of the powerful. Nypd it was an honor to have their interest and she'd be happy to pay them for their trouble. Saint Clair made a polite but direct direct offer. She'd cut the surgeon into her business in exchange. The sergeant would keep the law offer back her plan. Dan worked the sergeant accepted the offer of graft payments or ice as they were known at the time every week. Saint Clair would have several hundred dollars dollars delivered to the station. By one of her messengers. Saint clears deal with the surgeon was revolutionary every other policy bank in Harlem had similar agreements. She probably knew she'd have to bride the police at some point but instead of proactively setting up a graft arrangement she waited for the cops cops to make the first move saving her money in the meantime what took guts was leading the cops arrest her and going without a fight fight but for her it was just another day of business she knew how to deal with authorities. She'd been doing it since she was a child and many historians. I think that's exactly how she managed to enter the United States. Stephanie Saint Clair was born. On December December twenty four th 1897 in Guadeloupe a French colonized archipelago in the Caribbean Saint. Clair was born in fifty years after her. Enslaved ancestors sisters were emancipated. But the history of slavery still factored into her identity. Saint Clair's ancestors were documented by their captors as is being unruly and uncooperative from the time of their capture on the shores of Africa until Mansa patient. They actively rebelled against Teheran. Slave meant the instinct to rebel against injustice. Ran Through the family bloodline saint. Clara's mother was dedicated to social causes. Like supporting single mothers in Guadeloupe. She also saw that. Her daughter learned to read and write in English and French useful. An unusual abilities for a girl in the time Saint Clair needed to call on those skills earlier than anyone expected when she was only eleven her father passed away from unknown tone causes without her father providing for her family. Saint Clara's Dowry was diminished limiting her options for marriage and as a girl girl she had no hope of inheriting any of her family's property suddenly her options for personal freedom were fading away but her mother mother and ancestors had shown her that she didn't have to accept life's hard knocks. She could fight back if options were limited in Guadeloupe. Saint Clair would move to a place with more opportunity even if she had to go it alone. Guadalupe was home to an underground the industry funneling french-speaking young women into domestic positions in the US and Canada agents guadalupe nothing more than pushy. texters would connect wealthy North American families with willing. Young women usually collecting payment from Bo. Size Saint Clair's first first exposure to an illegal hustle was when she herself was being hustled but she learned fast. Saint Clair left Guadeloupe on the SS Kiana in July of nineteen eleven. She was only thirteen but her entry into the ship's passenger passenger manifest list her age twenty-three no thirteen year. Old would have been allowed to travel alone in those days so the agents had falsified right her age to get her on board. Saint Clair was already being taught to bend the rules to get what she wanted. Of course thirteen year olds were banned from Solo travel. For a reason the trip from Guadeloupe to New York lasted about twenty days as a steerage traveler. Saint Clair spent most of the trip on the deck with only a blanket between her and the wildness of the Atlantic Ocean. It was likely a heroin miserable miserable journey but she arrived safely on July thirty first. Nineteen eleven for New York. Saint Clair made her way to Canada to work as a domestic. We don't know much about her in Canada or the specifics of the arrangement there are reports that she was mistreated treated sexually assaulted or even traffic as a child prostitute. However there's no documentation to support these claims the next event in Saint Clair's life that can be corroborated? Is Her return to New York. That trip is indicated by her marriage. License dated Nineteen fifteen not yet eighteen. She married elevator operator. George Gash at at Saint Benedict the more Catholic Church coach in New York City. At least that's what her marriage certificate says. Everything on the document is suspect because other information Asian like Saint. Clair's name and birthplace are incorrect. Georgia's resonance is also listed as unknown. It's likely that Saint Clair error chose to use a false name and birthplace. Because she was afraid of deportation. She probably returned to America. From Canada illegally biographers Shirley Stewart describes the information on the marriage certificate as just wrong enough to prevent any links between official documents. We may not be able to trust the official records but we can draw some conjectures on what they say about Saint Clair. The false information suggests suggests that she was comfortable manipulating the facts to get what she wanted in this case to get married. That disregard for authority was prophetic of her future criminal career. The details of Saint Clair married life are just as hazy as the marriage certificate itself. There is some evidence to suggest that she was pregnant during the wedding. But there's no mention of her ever having children and her husband George Disappears. Here is from the record entirely after their marriage. However there is a highly entertaining but unsubstantiated anecdote that could explain the end of their relationship? Legend has it that during her early twenties. Saint Clair was involved with a man who went by Duke. Who May or may not have have been her husband? Duke tried to force Saint Clair into sex work. She responded by stabbing him in the eye with a fork besides besides not knowing anything about her marriage to George. We also don't know how Saint Clair made her living in New York between Nineteen fifteen and nineteen twenty three some sources say that she worked as a drug dealer or bookkeeper. Saint Clair herself would later claim that she'd been a dressmaker. Perhaps she played the numbers as well. And maybe even WanNa Jackpot because in nineteen twenty three. When she was only twenty six she had ten thousand dollars in her pocket rocket that money would bring her wealth beyond her wildest dreams and it would make her a target for the rest of her life life? Next Saint Clair takes ten thousand dollars and turns it into one of the biggest. Most profitable members rackets in Harlem. Hi It's Kate. 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Memorize the special password and renew your membership to the most diabolical club in town follow secret. Great societies free on spotify. Or wherever you get your podcasts now back to the story after emigrating to New York in nineteen eleven at age thirteen Stephanie. Saint Clair established herself on the policy banking seen by age. Twenty the six. She had ten thousand dollars in her pocket. We don't know exactly how she raised that cash but what we do know was that she used the ten grand and seed money for her own entrepreneurial venture it was called something different depending on who you asked. Proprietors said they Owned Policy Bank law enforcement called it a numbers racket today. We'd recognize it as a lottery. Whatever you call it by Nineteen tain twenty-three her bank was up and running playing? The numbers was a widespread habit in Harlem during the nineteen twenties. He's for bets. As little as a few pennies players could see payouts as high as a few hundred dollars for poor families in Harlem that money Johnny was life changing on any given morning. Saint Clair's lookouts could be found on street corners outside every gathering place in Harlem. The lookouts kept their eyes peeled for cops inside the beauty parlours pool. Halls bars drugstores dry cleaners and diners. Runners collected their beds. Some runners went door to door in apartment buildings or went directly to the homes of their more wealthy clients. Aw each runner covered a specific piece of territory the borders of which were carefully negotiated among the neighborhoods policy bank owners. The bets of the day were a topic of interest for all Harlem residents regardless of nationality age social class and economic standing everyone one from priests to grafters grandmothers discussed their strategy for picking numbers. Some were methodical changing a single digit daily. Really some were more spiritual leading the winning numbers come to them. In a dream some were creatures of habit who picked the same digits every every day. I'm like a regular lottery where numbers are chosen by a randomized process. Each policy bank collected bets on a certain instead of widely publicized numbers for example it could be three digits taken from the New York Stock Exchange at closing or specific race track results. The runner would take down the player's name. The date their chosen numbers and the amount of their bed and collect the money. Some runners owners would write the numbers down on a newspaper instead so if they were stopped by police they wouldn't have an obvious policy book with them. After after the runners had covered their territory and collected beds from all their regular customers. They would return to the policy bank. They're the days take would would be calculated by a team of comptroller supervised by Saint Clair herself. There were no calculators at the time only basic adding machines to tabulate the thousands of coins a day best would come in until the evening papers were published with the winning numbers. Any payouts for winning guesses would be set aside died and then the house take for the day would be added up the lookouts runners and accountants would all be paid a percentage of the proceeds which which was a great way to ensure every team member was invested in the business. It must have been a good motivator. Saint Clair as policy bank took in thousands thousands of dollars every day seven days a week with so much money flying around Saint Clair had to ensure the safety of her runners. If any of them were robbed it was like a thief was reaching directly in Saint Clair zone pocket. She couldn't have that she needed protection for that. Saint Clair enlisted the services of an up. And coming enforcer named Ellsworth Raymond Johnson better known to history as bumpy Johnson. When bumpy got involved with Saint Clair he looked and operated a lot like his wife gangster counterparts? Out of Manhattan. He was never seen wearing anything. Less than a finely pressed tailored suit with a matching hat and he loved flashing wads of cash of course beneath is notched lapels. He always carried a knife and a gun and he was adept adept at using books. Bumpy joined Saint Clair's operation sometime in the Mid Nineteen Twenty S. Some sources say that she hired him mm-hmm as her personal bodyguard and he escorted her everywhere. Some even speculate that their relationship extended to the bedroom but this was never confirmed by either party within just a few years. Saint Clair had risen incredibly fast and she was pulling in Dan. Big money with bumpy around for protection and local law enforcement on the take things were going swimmingly. It was time for Saint Clear when joy her prophets live up the roaring twenties. Saint Clair knew how to spend money. She always had tailored third clothes and lived in the most fashionable neighborhood in Harlem but she didn't forget what her mother had taught her to take care of her community Sir Policy Bank and most other policy banks at the time lifted up Harlem community in a simple yet significant way. Apart from the numbers rackets many of them also served as traditional banks extending loans and financing to local residents in the Mid Nineteen Twenty S. It was nearly nearly impossible for a black person to get a loan from the white operated bank. Of course virtually all banks. The time were owned and operated by White People Paul. The capital collected by policy banks allowed them to fill that gap. They financed Harlem residents houses commercial real estate and other they're large transactions which otherwise would have been impossible. Thanks to Saint Clair. More local businesses and housing in Harlem were owned by the Black Doc residents the money being spent in the community stayed in the community rather than going into the pockets of outside landlords and corporations but saint clair help the locals with more than their banking. She also became a patron of the arts. Thanks in part to her support black artists intellectuals and activists began to flourish in Harlem today. We call this period. The Harlem Renaissance many of us think of famous Amos artists and thinkers like W E B Boys Jacob Lawrence and Langston Hughes when we think about the Harlem Renaissance but the most significant can piece of the Movement for Saint Clair was the rise of black activism and unity. She would remain committed to activists work for the rest of her life life. During this period she also co founded the French Legal Aid Society. Which helped French speaking immigrants from the Caribbean find work learn English and become citizens? It's possible Saint Clair received that same assistance or something similar when she arrived in New York a decade earlier or perhaps APPs. She wanted to make sure that no young girl had to arrive from the Caribbean with no support. The way she did the other issue. Saint Clair focused on was significant to every member of her race voting rights. She wanted to make sure that every black voice ace was heard she wrote informative missives on the subject in paid to have them published in newspapers. Usually Harlem's Amsterdam News Saint and Clair's editorials. Though they were published in the advertisement section were usually addressed to the members of my race. She used the space to to tell other residents of Harlem how they could get registered to vote where the polling places were and what to do if they were prevented from voting as saint. Clair's generosity increased so too did her notoriety. She probably enjoyed the exposure hearing the boys. Call Out Madam Madam Queen as she walked down the street however that attention would change the Harlem Policy Banking Business Forever by Nineteen Twenty eight. There were over over thirty policy banks operating in Harlem on the surface. The rackets looked small. Time runners moved through neighborhoods collecting pennies nickels nickels and dimes. But all that money added up as policy bankers began flexing their wealth. A- talion Irish and Jewish gangsters built the ripple of new power in town up to this point the syndicate had ignored Harlem Policy Banks assuming the profit margins were too small for them to even even bother with but something made the mobsters realize that there was more money running through Harlem than they thought and they wanted a cut in September of Nineteen Twenty eight prominent Harlem Policy Banker Casper Holstein was living. Large businesses. Were booming but his luck was about to change. He was strolling New York Street on a Friday morning when he was suddenly surrounded by five unidentified white men hostile white man. They claimed they were police. Officers however given that the cops were on Holstein's payroll his gut told them they were lying. Holstein was outmanned and outgunned. When he was told to get into the car he went willingly? The unidentified kidnappers called Holstein's associates and demanded a fifty thousand dollar ransom on some word had gotten out about what a policy banker was worth and the mobsters were going to squeeze it out of them. Holstein was released is three days later despite his claims that the ransom was never paid. When Stephanie Saint Clair Learn about Holstein's kidnapping the news rocked Dr to the core even though the two of them were occasionally rivals? She knew that this kidnapping was a bad sign for everyone in Harlan. She didn't know exactly who kidnapped Holstein but she had a pretty good guess. Harlem's time of peace was about to come Tom to a very abrupt end up next. The White New York mob mob comes to Harlem but Saint Clair isn't going down without a fight now back to the story in Nineteen Twenty eight thirty year old Stephanie. Saint Clair was the head of a successful Harlem Policy Bank for years. She and her fellow bankers raked in the dough in relative peace but all of that changed in September nineteen twenty eight. When Prominent Policy Banger Casper Holstein was kidnapped by a group of of white gangsters and held for ransom? The Harlem numbers racket was now in the crosshairs of the New York Crime Syndicate if Stephanie. Saint Clair Blair wanted to maintain control of her neighborhood. She had to stand up to the entire New York mob. The identities of Casper Holstein's teens kidnappers have been lost to history. But whether or not the fifty thousand dollar ransom was paid. The white gangsters new the massive profits in Harlem. We're for more than just a myth. The idea of taking over the neighborhood seemed appealing and clear. Front runner to pull such a move was twenty a six year old. Arthur Simon Flagon heimer better known as Dutch Schultz. Dutch Schultz was a Jewish gangster. Who had made his fortune in bootlegging mainly throughout Upper Manhattan the Bronx and Harlem his massive illegal brewery earned him the nickname the beer baron shoals had a reputation as a fierce gunman who used intimidation and violence to get his way up to this point the Harlem in policy bankers were a nonviolent enterprise to shoals that made them an even more attractive target? He knew he wouldn't have to worry about anyone. Firing back at the shields had another advantage that policy bankers couldn't hope to compete with. He had a strong strong grip on New York law enforcement and politicians he even had the infamous James J Heinz in his pocket. Hines was a politician controlled West Harlem and had the ear of New York. City's Mayor Schultz was conning. He didn't run into Harlem. Guns blazing lazing instead. He used his political clout to make the cops do his dirty work for him in the fall of nineteen twenty eight Saint Clair's runners and lookouts found that police officers. They'd paid off. Were suddenly harassing them. Dan Questioning them and even arresting them and with the COPS. Running around customers weren't nearly as willing to make bets. Saint Saint Clair was in a sudden bind. In just a matter of weeks Schultz's takeover had begun amidst the chaos. US Saint Clair called all the Harlem Policy Bankers to a meeting. She knew that solidarity was the only way to fight back against the reign of terror terror. Dutch Schultz was about to unleash. She laid out a plan. They should pool their money and buy protection. Schultz had had men with guns and they should to then they should target a few select politicians who could be bent to their cause but the other policy bankers weren't so sure they wanted to take part in the fight. Schulz was a formidable foe and none of them were willing to risk risk their lives. Perhaps it would be easier to simply fold and work with Schulz. Saint Clair was beside herself. She emasculated the other bankers. All of whom were men calling them weak sissies for refusing to stand with her just like her ancestors. I Saint Clair new that she in the other policy bankers had justice on their side. They may have been operating outside the law but the money they earned on was rightfully theirs but the rallying cries fell on deaf ears. She failed to get the rest of the policy bankers to stand behind her. If she was going to face Schultz it was going to be on her own thankfully she still had her her right hand. Man Bumpy Johnson and unlike the policy bankers bumpy was spur millier with a fight in fact he was hungry for war like so many black men and women. He resented the discrimination. He had to live with every day. Dutch Dutch Schultz's attempt to steal the success they had cultivated in Harlem was one step too far in bumpy zone words. Sure I'm a thief. Defend a pimp. And a WHO would. What would you have me? Do go down to grand central station and carry bags for dimes. Go Back to Africa and take my pants off and run around found in the jungle. Lucky Luchino can live at the Waldorf. But it don't matter how much money I got. I can't walk in there and get me a room. Bumpy was ready to put his life on the line to protect Harlem from the white gangsters he would prove to be saint. Clair's most loyal and useful this fall ally but before the shooting even started Dutch Schultz through a curve ball. He hired a Black Harlem gangster of his own MHM. Bub Hewlett had been a fixture in Harlem Harlem for some time mostly running protection rackets. He had actually mentor bumpy early in his career. Schultz approached Hewlett it and offered him six hundred dollars a week to help him take over the Harlem numbers racket today. That's worth nearly nine thousand dollars a week. The the money was too good to turn down one of the first things Hewlett did was pay Saint Clara visit. He advised her to cut Schultz into her. Business Saint Clair was livid not only did she reviews Hewlett's advice. She told him he was no longer welcome in her home. In Businesses Hewlett and bumpy maintained a less contentious relationship but they both had to keep it on the down low. The people they served served Saint Clair and Schultz were now officially at war for the rest of nineteen twenty eight shoals kick things abso- onto another level any policy bankers who operated without giving him a cut would no longer be tolerated. Saint Clair tried to keep her a few allies standing strong but Schultz easily shattered their resolve. It was a bloodbath. Hewlett was on the the front lines proving especially ruthless. He personally made sure Schulz's new regime was being implemented and viciously beat anyone who tried to resist bumpy. Held his own as best he could using the neighborhood to his advantage. His wife Mamie Hatcher. Johnson wrote bumpy Bumpy and his crew of nine waged a guerrilla war of sorts and picking off Dutch. Schultz's men was easy since there were few other white men walking around around Harlem. During the day but no amount of guerrilla tactics could stop Schultz runners disappeared from their roots policy bankers stopped op showing up at their offices leaving their employees to fend for themselves over the course of just a few months more than forty murders and six kidnappings were are attributed to the policy gambling disputes with the police. Under Schultz's. Tom There was nowhere to turn for protection. The Entire Neighborhood Hood of Harlem lived in a state of terror by the end of nineteen twenty eight. About half of the Harlem Policy Banks had shuttered most of the banks. Thanks still running were operating under SCHOLTZ's control. He quickly earned a new nickname. The King of the Harlem bankers one runner at the time. Time said you worked for Scholtz or you didn't work at all. It was a dire situation for Stephanie. Saint Clair her but she refused to roll over and let Schultz win. She was staying in the fight and it would be legendary one in woman against the entire New York mob thanks again for listening to kingpins pins. Join US next week to watch. Stephanie Saint Clair face-off with Dutch Schultz and his powerful friends in the New York Syndicate. You can find more are episodes of kingpins and all other par- cast originals for free on spotify. Not only does spotify already. Have all of your favorite music but but now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker several of you. You have asked us to help us if you enjoy the show. The best way to help us is to leave a five star review and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at park cast and twitter at podcast network. We'll see you next time. Kingpins was created by Max Color and as a park estudios original executive producers include maxine Ron Cutler sound design by one Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Travis Clark Mark and Paul Molitor. This episode of kingpins was written by Hannah Macintosh with writing assistance by Gallagher and stars Kate Leonard and Howell Argan high podcast listeners. It's Kate if you love kingpins we'd love to hear from you. By taking a quick survey your feedback will help us. Continue Making your favorite shows better than ever please visit podcast survey dot me slash kingpins to answer a few short questions. It may seem small but your input really matters. That's podcast survey dot me slash kingpins. 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St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 2  Discerning Hearts podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

02:16 min | 9 months ago

St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 2 Discerning Hearts podcast

"No Vena to saint. Clair Day to. From. A letter to Saint Agnes of Prague. You might totally love him who gave himself totally out of love for you. Who's beauty the sun and moon admire? and WHO's rewards? In both their preciousness and magnitude are without end. I'm speaking about the son of the most high. To whom the Virgin gave birth and after whose birth she remained a virgin. May you claim to his most sweet mother who gave birth to the kind of son. Whom the heavens could not contain and yet she carried him in the tiny enclosure of her sacred. Dear Saint Clair. As a young girl, you imitated your mother's love for the poor of your native Assisi. Inspired by the preaching of Saint Francis who saying enthusiastically of his Lord Jesus and Lady Poverty. You gave your life to Jesus at Nineteen years of age. Saint Francis to cut off your beautiful hair. and. Invest you with the Franciscan habit. All through your life, you offered your great suffering for your sister's the poor Clare's and the conversion of souls. You greatly aided Saint Francis with his new order and carrying on his spirit in the Franciscans after his death. Most of all, you had a deep love of Jesus in the most blessed sacrament which fueled your vocation to love and care for the poor. Please, pray for me. That I will seek to keep Jesus as my first love as you did. Help me to grow in love of the blessed sacrament to care for the poor and to offer my whole life to God. Heavenly? Father. Thank you for the gift of Saint Clair. Your intercession please here and answer my prayer in the name of Jesus, your son.

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St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 9  Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

02:44 min | 9 months ago

St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 9 Discerning Hearts Podcast

"A no Venus, the Saint Clair. Danai. a blessing from Saint Clair. I. Clear I hand made of Christ. A little plant of our Holy Father, Francis? A sister and mother view and the other poor sisters although unworthy. Ask Our Lord Jesus Christ through His mercy and through the intercession of his most holy mother Mary. A blessed Michael. The Archangel. And all the Holy Angels of God. And all of his men and women. Saints. That the heavenly father, give you and confirm for you this most Holy Blessing in heaven and on Earth. On Earth May, he increase his grace and his virtues among his servants and handmaid's of his church militant. In Heaven May Exalt and glorify you in his church triumphant. Among. All his men and women saints. Always be lovers of God and your souls and the soles of your sisters. And always be eager to observe what you have promised. The. Lord. May. The Lord be with you always and wherever you are may you be with him? Always? Amen. Beer. Saint Clair. As a young girl you imitated your mother's love for the poor of your native Azizi. Inspired by the preaching of Saint Francis who saying enthusiastically of his Lord Jesus and Lady. Poverty. You gave your life to Jesus at Nineteen years of age allowing Saint Francis to cut off your beautiful hair. and. Invest You with the Francis can happen. All through your life. You offered your great suffering for your sister's the Poor Clare's and the conversion of souls. You greatly aided Saint Francis with his new order carrying on his spirit in the Franciscans after his death. Most of all, you had a deep love of Jesus in the most blessed sacrament. Which fueled your vocation to love and care for the poor. Please pray for me. That I will seek to keep Jesus as my first love as you did. Help me to grow in love of the blessed sacrament. To care for the poor and to offer my whole life to God. Heavenly father. Thank you for the gift of Saint Clair. Through your intercession. Please here in answer my prayer in the name of Jesus, your son. man.

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Kingpins

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"Folks who think that organized crime is a thing of the past in New Yorker kidding themselves. These people are out there. He used a tunnel to escape if he was able to do that inside the prison. I've certainly sure he was able to go ahead and continue his control of the empire from behind bars. On the Bush. So I'm over everybody. They have been guilty of doing some terrible things. But generally, not what people who were minding their own business. I was torture for closer to weekday night. Now didn't change me. I went to prison didn't change me. Did just made me come out with a greater Zeo integrator? Vengeance kingpins is a new podcast from par cast about how money and power change people and how those people change their communities through organized crime every Friday kingpins tracks the rise. And fall of the notorious telling bizarre and captivating tales from the underworld, we tell the stories of kingpins and Queen pins like freeway Rick Ross, Frank Lucas and queenie Saint Clair along the way we will profile the outrageous people in skewed relationships behind organized crime, the individuals that they'd kill our other mobsters. And that's how you take care of Justice. Today, he lives, and I'm going to break him to kingpins premiers Friday, October twenty sixth with a new episode coming out every Friday kingpins is part of the park cast network and a production of Cutler media, find kingpins wherever you listen to podcasts. These people do not live in the same world. We live in.

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St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 1 Discerning Hearts podcast

"No Vena to Saint Clair Day One From a letter to Saint Agnes of Prague. Place your mind in the mirror of eternity. Place. Your soul and the splendor of glory. Place Your Heart in the figure of divine. Substance. And through contemplation. Transform your entire being into the image of the divine one himself. So that you yourself. May also experienced what is friends experience? When they taste the hidden sweetness that God alone has kept from the beginning for those who love him Dear. Saint Clair. As a young girl, you imitated your mother's love for the poor of your native Assisi. Inspired by the preaching of Saint Francis who saying enthusiastically of his Lord Jesus and Lady Poverty. You gave your life to Jesus at Nineteen years of age allowing Saint Francis to cut off your beautiful hair. And Invest You with the Franciscan Ham all through your life you offered your great suffering for your sister's the poor Clare's and the conversion of souls. You, greatly aided Saint Francis with his new order carrying on his spirit in the Franciscans after his death. Most of all, you had a deep love of Jesus in the most blessed sacrament. With fueled your vocation to love and care for the poor. Please pray for me. That I will seek to keep Jesus says my first love as you did. Help me to grow in love of the blessed sacrament. To care for the poor and to offer my whole life to God. Heavenly father. Thank you for the gift of Saint Clair. Through your intercession, please here an answer, my prayer in the name of Jesus your son. man.

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Introducing: The Deep Dive w/ Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael

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"Hi guys casey hair bitch sessions dark this week but if you still want to get at us and you're listening to this on the twenty nine i we have a book. Sess- live show tonight. It is a virtual event hosted by june diane raphael and daniel schneider. We're going to do a full bitch. Session live show and talk about my book. You can still get tickets By buying the book. And there's no ticket price if you buy the book. Go to instagram. At casey rose wilson Also want to quickly plug four little book events. I'm doing my virtual tour Kristen wig will be interviewing me about the book as will in another event z way and in another event. Adam pally and my father. Paul wilson will be interviewing me and then in my last event andrew rannells and jessi klein. Who's incredible writer will be interviewing me. There's a four separate events. All details are on my instagram. Casey rose wilson again. I has promised after this book comes out. You'll never hear about it again. But today more importantly than my book we wanted to drop in your feed something that i have personally been waiting for basically every single second since i had the pleasure and the in the luxury of knowing that this was coming. And that is that our two dearest friends on planet earth. June diane raphael and jessica saint clair danielle is nearest and dearest. Have a new podcast for you and new podcast and it is called deep dive. Join jessica june. Each week as they crowd around the proverbial fire and they invite one of their nearest gears to join them and getting hashtag authentic Denial and i are actually their first. Two guests on my episode is all about my experience with healers and psychics and a wizard. That i worked with once. Danielle talked about her journey through fertility and getting pregnant these episodes are truly vulnerable. It's of course so. Funny that you of these women are just iconic and it's such a refreshing lovely emotional hilarious podcast. And i've never been more proud or excited for anything to hit your ears so please enjoy the very first episode of deep dive with june. Diane raphael and jessica saint clair enjoy. Hi i'm jessica. saint clair. and. I'm june diane repeal and this is the deep dive we're about to do what women have done for centuries crowding around the fire with our generous haunches. We got babies hanging off our tits. We're going to share with you. Our fears sets rate. Our joys are tips on how to stay alive now. Just we are heating a call that no one has made not a soul. But you're invited to listen absolutely because we make one promise on one. Promise only we will not google a thing because frankly were too damn tired. Please get ready to go on the deep dive. Hi jessica tune. Hello hi. i'm so nervous and excited and yet not nervous and excited enough to brush my hair or my teeth or put makeup on. You know what. I'm glad you said that because we're gonna get right in folks. We have a new podcast. It's started ear listening to it and just today before we started recording really are very first episode jessica emails me and our wonderful producer cody and are engineered jordan and said should we video record this. I i was doing fuck where you talking about. Millennials are doing it. they're putting it on the instagram. You're a millennial. As you told me many times. But i just thought. I thought this is what the people do and you wrote. That's insane. i don't want anybody to me. The only reason i'm doing a podcast is to not be seen. It's literally the on yet to do. And yet we want to be seen yes authentic selves. I i'd like to be seen but only me my words. Somebody's ear holes. Yes i know first of all. I see whitney cummings putting out video recordings of her. Podcasts icy sarah silverman doing it and skin the skin of a fourteen year old girl who has never played with acne. So yeah jessica i. I'm only doing this podcast. I have to be totally honest. Because i can do it with no makeup on rare and bonn and looking like a real creature of the night real creech and you know this is this. This is a lot like when you have sex with somebody for the first time and you need all of the conditions to be correct. You know i need the right temperature. I want it to be. You know the right music. Although i've never had anyone who's put on music of any sports i want there to be rose petals. That again has never happened to me. see like a real romantic setting. It sounds like you like making love. I wanna feel like i'm on the set of my own. tv show. And i have decided what. I'm gonna look like what they're gonna look like who. They are what they're dressed like. The only thing i don't want is lenin on the old cans watching can you do it again. It's slower and that that i have had that experience were already on our sex drives. Were already getting too much of an insight into what you prefer and don't prefer am. I believe may have lost the majority of the audience. And you know what. Today i was about jessica is. We're recording our first episode of the deep dive at a. We're gonna be getting into it. All knows. Subject left unturned Going to be doing a real excavation and in education into all what it is to be an adult woman in the world and exploring it really through the lens of our friendship. And that is why we're here. You and i because so many of our conversations with the two of us with our other girlfriends many of whom were going to be roping into this podcast and you'll be hearing from have truly been lifesaving. I'm gonna say lay low lifesaving and you know one of the things we do and you know at this point with children and our lives and then the pandemic maybe if we see each other once every two months that's a lot like if we can get together so when we get together now it's been outside in somebody's driveway in somebody's backyard and distanced masked but before then we would usually be in. Somebody's living room and as you know. I invite the group to someone else's house without found out at like six thirty at night. That jessica has invited a group of like eight women over. And they'll be there at eight pm to your house you my home. And i have to scream. Expect much although. I would like a salty treat and then some dark all. You'd like to spread with whatever whatever i was like it but listen i don't wanna be in my own home. I don't find my own home to be very welcoming to strangers or even myself a lot of the time. So i like to be in somebody else's house i wanna be tucked up on a couch a little indoor cat and i just wanna be with surrounded by my girlfriends and then i want to instantly get it here. Started taking deep inside. Yes we do not have time for pleasantries. I died maybe three hours absolutely. I don't have time to hear about your kids unless there's something horrible going on and then and then start sharing now and we'll get out a rolodex of people in the i want to know just chitchat. Bullshit i'm not interested. I wanna know what you're putting on your face. I want to know if you're checking something into your face. And if you tell me that i'm not gonna tell anybody except for all of our listeners. What i'm not gonna say who. I want to name names. Yeah we won't name names. I wanna know Howard in love with right now. Who are you feeling connected to who you feeling disconnected to. How's your sex life. But not that. I want to know like how are you feeling fulfilled in your life's purpose. Can we help you where you wanna travel. What are your. What's your bucket list. And how can i help you get there. How'd you get that good blow out a was today's yourself i would like to okay. Let's listen. I don't wanna do realize too much. On the dyson boat the hairdryer and the smoothing control system or whatever the fuck that's called did i and if way if they would like to come on as a sponsor always happy to have him happy to how happy to have. I have made some recommendations both on podcast and sometimes during a live show and again. I wasn't asked to make these recommendations. I brought the dyson smooth control system onstage. During a bitch says that they were very upset by it. Came in a letterbox. it didn't work. It's not worth the money. Okay but aren't you glad i did that i did. I did the work then tile three months later. I haven't told you that. I was gifted a smooth in control system or the air dryer. Whatever that thing is called that we're talking about the same thing that comes about eight parts that's correct like you would like a like a very complicated dildo or whatever with like put on the table. Although by the way never used one with loved ilbo jessica. We don't own vibrator through okay. I'm going to also say something to the audience. Whoever's here whoever's left i started doing a podcast over dad a hope dad really hope is not things shot. Both of my parents are past. Truly because i feel freedom to talk about things but i have been doing. I've been at this game for a long time before people knew what podcast were. That's have. I been called the first lady of podcast you know. No one's ever said that. I call you that. Thank you want me to. I've never called. You never start calling you that. I started doing a podcast when people were like. Oh what channel is that on okay. So it's a very early. Adopter things to paul scheer but now it's it's our turn well and again no. Has anyone asked us to do this. Podcast absolutely not. There's not been a call. have it not. We are not heating a call. No one said we need to more white women talking about very little and yet everything. No-one said that to us. But it's not. It's not gonna stop me june gonna tell you something though because again. I don't wanna dwell on the pandemic because it's been a real. Bummer real bummer. And just for a deep divers who again are still left. We're now over a year into it. That's right we just passed our anniversary. I have a lot to say to about the anniversary and again i don't wanna talk about cancer too much but i'm going to talk about what it's like to come out of the dark because i've been there and it's very complicated and i want everyone to know it's much more complicated than you think. You think you hit a finnish now. of course we're not out of the pandemic. But i say that we've started to emerge you know you can be with vaccinated people together. You can start nations yet. But i've heard it feels great. Well you're trapped in canada right now. I i don't even wanna talk about where i am because i actually am very upset that i thought about this morning. I'm recording this podcast. Just more regulated in this moment then years. I'm not well right now i. I'm glad you're here. And i'm glad we're talking because quite frankly you don't even have the time to pick up the phone and tell somebody you're dis- regulated so if we have to do it on the air. That's why i'm i'm really dissociating. I haven't seen my children in two two and a half weeks still have another week before we see them. I cannot see a soul here. i'm not well nor should you be wire alsi. Oh yes and you're right. 'cause here's my concern about moving past dependent mc back into whatever normal we pull together is i am really feeling the need to go into a hut and i've told them all share this go into a hut enter into it on like a friday night have sex with a lot of like multiple partners partner to on mother's day check yourself into langham hotel in pasadena three books all day like very different movie. You're you're describing to me. Because this is where i'm at. I need to do that and then like do a lot of hard drugs. I understand that okay like mushrooms. Ecstasy ma all of the the stuff. Yeah maybe get a tattoo. Yea check out. On a sunday by noon i i completely understand that. What you're describing is is is what i went through six months. Yeah i'm going to say was about six months might have been longer again. I've lost track of time or space but in three days you're talking about what i went through in the six to eight months after i was done with treatment and i could emerge into the world. Which is this feeling that you are a different person. And that there is no room or space for this deep sadness that you've kind of like been pushing down because you had to survive what you realize is when zebra is chased by a lion. Stay with me okay. Or if it escapes the lion. Okay and hasn't all this cortisol and it system. If it escapes it then in shakes it starts shaking wildly like it's having a senior ho. That's again you would you want it. Now we talk about used one once and it made me feel like i was a dead fish like me so much that i was like. It's like i need a by the way. So i packed by raider and came to canada with one and then by accident packed it with my kids stuff and sent them home with it and then like nine told paul i was like you need to overnight me i was painting a vibrator vibrator like overnight shipped to me by somebody who by accident and sex toys sent to their business manager. That was headache. Opening repackage it and resendiz though is a tough conversation though. It was a tough conversation between eight or did you not. I said that it was a prop. I couldn't this man you know. My business manager is a lovely. He's like a bear of a man. He looks like the incredible. How they're like all like basically box like mr credible like that's what he looks like in a suit and he's a kindly man. He keeps that he's a dad. He came to my home after my dad passed away. Helped me sort through like all of the estate issues etc could now as ordinance still. This deal design the lake. I mean just got. I got a. That's a whole other conversation. One that i. I hope you're really to have very willingly an honest. I already said it six times if my father's listening she is because this is just like your dad rest in peace. where like. He's so proud of me. He can't not listening to it and he has to listen to my walk ups and i say some of the worst. I sang to the tune of feed the birds from mary. Poppins feed the dog in the last thing and so anyway i mean during this to be funny i mean i'm serious but anyway is okay so you're not using a vibrator but are you asking me dead. Okay great well me better yet to me. What sexy is having to dry hump over a pair of horrid teams and your parents are out for an hour. They've gone to walgreens. And you gotta get it done and get that person out of your house is like. I am a cat burglar. I wanna sneak people in why people out. So that's a nice to available then to you like there's an almost. Yeah you like. This is crazy. pardon me. it's like. I didn't need it. When my sexuality came to fruition. And so i'm like why would i need it out. That is a huge hang-up of mine. That i really wanna push through. So yes thank you and we will do it episode about it. Hey great. And i wanna talk about it when a have like our most sexual friend on which could be you anybody. Who's here. i go back. Say yeah zebra shakes okay so it has to release. That's called completing the stress cycle. And if you don't complete it the cortisol remains in your body and it's not good now. This isn't that kind of like you know. Like oh. I think the stress is eating at me. No it's real okay. The animal world does this and so what is happening right now as we have built up all of this horrible stress. And then we're just supposed to jump into like go into a fourth of july barbecue and like there hasn't been any release okay. That happened to me. Because i didn't realize this. There's a great book actually called burn out which follow. It was a follow up book to. She comes first which is actually all about dildos etc enlighten claiming your your pleasure as a woman but anyway burnout is all about this about how as a culture. We don't allow that kind of release of stress crying releases that and Exercise releases that being in nature releases that again having sex with multiple people and doing a bunch of drugs. I don't know if that's going to be the most healthy version for me. I ended up now. Hear me how do think it would probably something. We're not i want. I letting loose. I want to let loose and i feel like i want to. I want every sensory experience in one weekend. I might want to feel alive. I mean i feel like. I wanna feel ally thomas collapsed. I feel like we've been robbed of a year. And you know. Of course. I i have. I am so lucky. That i've been able to withstand this pandemic and i did lose someone. I really cared about to covid and So you know so. I wasn't no that yeah. My aunt died of covid early on getting and june. I'm so sorry. Thank you just but i So i'm not without like having been touched by it but i also know relatively You know this pandemic has affected me nearly as much as it has the majority of people of course. And that's the last time i'll try to be relatable on this podcast because it's not worth it for me. I'm not only the little person. And i never have been. And that's what i don't know even when i had no money and no access to the industry still wasn't relatable. I still love your gal minute store. So just know that. I've ever been relatable. That is hundred trying. That's not true. Yes you appreciate the finer things in life. You can't afford them. Always have but you are somebody who's not afraid to air your dirty laundry and to say i am feeling this. Does anybody else feel this. And that's what. I think makes us feel less alone especially during these tragic and horrible times is to say i'm struggling. I'm struggling. i'm having trouble. does anybody else having trouble. Because and that's what. I want to keep in mind as we reenter. I think there's this repressive feeling of like why should be so happy that i can go to the grocery store now and i'm vaccinated and not feel like i'm going to die if you're feeling really sad and still despondent and also like you don't know what to do that's normal okay and you need to honor that and you need to try and understand your body's trying to tell you something. That's you need to release that stress. And yes and i think that I think that most americans aren't encouraged to perform rituals. And yeah you know to go through a ritual the ideas like you you or different after you start one way something happens. Usually it's witnessed by other people and then you walk out differently. That's why you know the inauguration Even the the The evening of silence they had for for as a covert memorial that that joe biden and kamala harris. All of those rituals. I've never when. I watched that inauguration. Jessica i was league literally. I couldn't watch more. I couldn't get enough fireworks and play like americana needed it. I needed it to begin the healing process of what has been the last for years. And that's why. I feel like i need to go into my hut. I know because. I need a ritual. I need to feel like something's happened. That can mark inexperience now. Does that have to do with like sex and drugs and like tattoos in the desert with you. Not you don't want guys to the desert. I don't want to be in the hood. I can stand outside and just make sure if you need to hydrate but do you remember. Of course you remember june. You weren't actually there. You had i forget where you were in. It might be you. Were visiting your dad. But when i i was done with me treatment. Lenin and my girlfriend's through A a fortieth birthday for me and it just passed away so rating passing free. Oh yes well i. I'll never forget what you wrote me. And i wish i had it near me so i could read it do it justice but basically i showed up and they had turned Our dear friend christy's house into the south of france. My favorite happy place. It was insane and they and again. I had a baby. A third of my hair remaining. It and i didn't know what to do that. I looked a little bit like dog. The bounty hunter and i put on some sort of weird boho dress. That's another thing. I had no idea how to dress post your member. I had tried to did it meets over. She were those braids her braids. Click a hollow piece of bread on her. And i so we and then they had and then our astrologer who we have on and i know at said that word and maybe a lot of people turned us off again. It okay. that's your loss. Because this woman is going to change your life so then i thought we were just gonna hang out and she said okay everyone gathering a circle and she said we're going to do a ceremony now and i was like way wide and then danielle brings out danielle schneider. Our first guest brings out a porcelain bowl filled with crystals. Okay white crystals. i didn't know what the i didn't know what the ritual is going to be. But i stop. Everybody and i looked around in there. There were the god maybe twenty something women who had each contributed to my surviving. This and i said before we do anything. I'd like to go around and i'd like to say what each of you did to me for me and i went and it was like i was in another plane. Okay and i went. I went one by one now. Did i say some unkind things about what people were wearing when they first met me ten years ago. It's real yeah. I mean we all know what casey showed up with. Yeah spent a good also to name r truth zone. We see them play plainly. Three people in and i turned to. Casey i go. I'm so sorry. Breathe on your head is distracting at night. And i slept. They didn't get a my ceremony. Please keep it out your but anyway and then connect to a higher plane like that's right. I don't want to be distracted by your attempt to be princess laya but only put it on the top of your head. But and i don't even know what that was all her hair. Actually i think it was very thick but it but anyway and then everybody went around and read to me. they're dedications and yours was about a god. I'm going to start crying thinking about but it was about how the women the amazon women means ten. Am on monday. The amazon women used to cut off their breasts before battles so that they wouldn't be encumbered and they were warriors. And that was what i was. I just i'm reading. They were everyone read. There is and i think. Casey read yours. An i was talking mass. I sobbed we all sobbed for a good hour and a half we sobbed and that was what we all need it. And that's what we need now. I don't know how we're going to get it. But i we need it. Maybe it's this. Maybe this podcast can be away that we can all kind of try as women and men to reach out to each other and have a good cry. While you're doing the dishes you know laugh to have a laugh because we were looking at the same time because razi shit goes down during intense moments. And i know yes. There's been horrible moments does. But i'm sure there's also been crazy things that that have gone down during an. I think that i'm walking. I'm gonna walk ahead and into you know the next chapter of life with some real lessons of course And i'm also. I have to warn you about this like i have been in terms of like serums and lotions and potions and procedures like. I've always been fairly on the conservative side of things. So yes i have some. I've learned some major spiritual lessons yet. Here's another thing. I'm going to walk into the new world with a real fucking attitude of like. Oh i want some john jessica if i want something changed if i wanna feel a certain way about this body that lives in this time and space. I'm gonna fucking do it. Well guess what. I am the person that now in well when we had cocktail parties lennon would say hey. Could you stop. You know pushing plastic surgery and people thought. I'm not pushing it but if i hear listen i know now that we are just skin suit on top of a skeleton. This is a skin suit by points. This is this guy wearing my skin suit. Yeah any of us. Not have scars time and post forty. You've got scars and you've got things that are different. Guess what you've been walking around every time you look in the mirror going to hate that thing change if you have the money do a gofundme me. I don't give a fuck. There are people who will change it. And i will say this as an unpopular opinion that the motion that khloe kardashian shoots face the more beautiful. She looks okay. Cut cut jordan. Cut that i know you've said something very controversial and i don't know if i listen. I only want it. If you here you should do it. We're both yell at each other. Here's what i wanna do. I wanna get the shit done that. I want to get done. And i'm not gonna feel badly about it and at the same time. I want to be working on my spiritual cells. I believe those things can happen. I doubt mutually exclusive. I want to be working on my spiritual self. Because i do understand absolutely understand that this body you know old as the goal oldest at all so i understand that this is all going away that you know my looks will fade an. I do want to start working on my spiritual self. so that i'm not like bereft at at the age of eighty also thinking back in thinking fuck. I wasted so much time worried about that stuff. no data. maybe. I'll be getting extensions. Maybe i'll be getting different surgeries. Like i don't know and i'm so walking away from this pandemic so okay with that now in a way it was never before i actually called of. We've all i used to see lenin like a wish. Everyone and again. I said a lot of weird things. But i wish everyone could just get a tiny bit of cancer. They can survive it but they used to say this before the pandemic because i wanted people to know life is not is impermanent so please start living your best life now. If there's a problem fix it okay it that might be your neck that might be your marriage. That might be your job. It's it's imminent because we could all die at any moment. That's the truth now again. Lennon says this isn't appropriate cocktail conversation. Do you notice. She says jessica people moving away from if people say you know what i gotta fill up. That doesn't mean they're thirsty to get out. And yes if they don't want it to the bathroom and then just walk over to a different group. They never did after us. They renew their term. So i don't want him. Of course not an and i i also you know all multiple truths are possible. Like i am going to be living like a fuck. Yes attitude and. I'm moving in to this new time with that. And i'm also extremely critical of a beauty industry and a system and infrastructure. That's constantly setup. Short women feel that we shouldn't age that. We're not valuable as we currency as i completely resist all of that. So you a lot. Lots of contradictions. You know you're gonna find actions here if if if somebody is here listening and they want to a find a thread of conversation that has to be you're not gonna find it. You're not going to find it if you wanna find consistent held beliefs. You're not gonna find it because right now. I'm like you're absolutely right. Don't change anything and just a minute ago. We felt something very differently. So it's so hard to follow all are welcome. All are welcome now jessica. Yes now i just want to hear a little bit about your hopes and dreams for this podcast. This is our inaugural episode. What are you. What are you looking forward to. Okay okay i. I've never been so excited for anything really and truly i. I am so excited when you called me and said this is crazy. You wouldn't want to do this would you. I said absolutely yes. And i got that feeling like oh. This is one of those sole purpose type of things again. I don't want to put too much pressure swift lead and says when you meet somebody don't tell them oh i would think we're going to be best friends. I said that to her. She said i must ran for the hills. But i really feel like My evolution has a person has been to be more and more authentic to myself but also to others. Because what i've noticed is that brings people closer together. And so as opposed to going on a podcast and trying to be funny and entertain and i'm like what if we just were absolutely ourselves turn. What did the people we have on. And these are our best friends. What if they came on and felt safe enough to just be themselves. And what if we all shared and not in an annoying way. But it or an preachy way. But what if we all shared. Hey here's something. I went through and this is what i learned because i think that we're all so busy And we don't all live the same things. What if i can learn a little something about say what koolup went through. We have on the podcast when she was looking for her dad or what danielle went through. And she's going to talk about her journey with infertility. Like or casey went through when she lost her mom. Like what if we learned a little something and casey. I love that. Casey is well on her way to becoming a wizard. That's an interest in a friend of your lars walk. She sees a van. She sees like what you see with the taco van. You see a lot of those taco trucks. She sees that says many spa. She pulled right over and she says. Shoot it in my face and that's like an. She was the first adopter of hair extensions. She look like britney spears not a good way for thing yes. She did eyelashes i. She did everything first on lake dragonfly. Setting like we can hear them blink. Thank god she did that so. That's what i'm excited about. What are you excited about june To be honest. I missed about all that and i am excited to spend time with you and honestly to have a reason to talk to you And settle in like this once a week. You know i was flashing back this morning to an and we we talk about it a little bit the first time jessica and i met dr. Ucb theater in new york and then we invited her out to drink to truly took you on a date. And then casey asked you If you shaved your cubes or not. And i was absolutely mortified and angry with casey she blow in our chance to get to know you You'd only made me love you more. I hope so. But then i flashed to our experience in la together when we were both onto for the same pilot and dirty tank. Top a dirty tanktop lately without my terrible. We both looked terrible. I was wearing moccasins. Lake you very wearing mock and like sharing your eyeliner on in the waiting room. I know this was the final dash. They were only there. Were three of us. I believe in the god lover. I don't know who was. She had every she'd done professional blow out. She had her lines. I had to ask her. I go you wouldn't mind. Can i have your script when you're done. It's because it has my notes unethical. I got that. So i'm going to say that you did get the part you did. Get the part and He was the first time. I genuinely happy for someone else. Getting what i wanted. Because i was like god. Damn if it's not gonna be me. I'm very glad that it's jessica sinclair so i was reflecting on that this morning. Like it's been an honor to lose out parts to you like really has likewise honor and also called you into like if i if i couldn't do something on. Have you given just sink clara alive before that lake a day and a half after you've had to bow out for something either personal or professional and get on set and people are whispering and like they don't want me to no and i'm like listen. We're the same size. I bring a same quality to a certain role. I said happy to be here. All of that's to say. I'm thrilled to have these conversations with you End our conversation with the very talented very wonderful very dear friend of ours. Casey wilson right. And i will say also if after the release of this podcast. You get a report that june. And i have been arrested for public nudity in joshua tree A gofundme e for The bail money would be appreciated not necessary but appreciate it. She's an actress writer. Podcast or an all around. Good time gal. Great banks you know from happy endings. Snl black monday in the wildly popular. Podcast bitch sess-. I've known her since we were eighteen. We've shared credit cards automobile lot of laughs. She is casey wilson i- casey. Hi dan. hi jessica casey. Thank you so much for coming. The theme of today's podcast is healing. And healers and we we were just talking about how you've got nist in to most of the the healers we've met you've found. I and i know that you're up to some really interesting things including a course to become a psychic which your own friend june didn't know and here's the thing. I think that trajectory know why nobody knows. It's hard to hear cy back and saying well. Is it worried. Then you telling me you have a gift certificate to go. See a wizard okay. Yes saito and i'd love to have this wizard on here after i see and we will or her listen. It's an interesting stories on our behalf on the deep dive to to just bypass healers themselves in go directly to the healed and healing trying to become the hill. The trajectory we've seen before was a list if you could and this is kind of like when you ask for a list of who you slept with valid true give us a list of the types of dealers that you've seen in your life. Thank you so much for that question. Just because i've wanted to get this out there i want. Everyone should know. Like i was sort of into this. When i lived in new york. I just went to therapy. It was pretty bare bones. Lucky now and you were one of the first people. I knew who wants to therapy. I have been in analysis psychotherapy. One did you times a year when two times a week for seventeen years. Now i know that's excessive and i don't how you me titled as hell but it was such an anger problem and i really needed it. I feel i would not be sitting on this floor. I wouldn't be on a floor with no chair. If i hadn't here among friends by the way in terms of the anger problem and i actually think and i'd love to hear from our listeners. Like i think for women that is a problem and it is that we're managing. Yes but i think it's almost like we weren't necessarily given the tools and we're hopefully giving that to our kids to talk about their feelings that are negative and asking for what we need. That's the difficulty for women can come out jessica another way to frame. It is that we have a lot to me angry about. Yes we have a lot to be angry about. And we haven't been encouraged to be angry and it may not be a coat we know how to wear but it doesn't mean that we shouldn't be angry. There is actually an awful lot. Well you can be angry but it's how you express it. I've learned i try. I've learned it. But i haven't learned yet. People don't like how. I express my anger a with so much weight. You expressed your anger. We're gonna lose a tv remote. Yeah well we're something. We're not going to be able to get to our tv after your anger and with me. You're not going to be able to use your phone. My phone is smashed into when i had most angry. I turn on myself. That's phones out the speeding cars on a highway more than once. I've smashed into glass. Pleats i've i just always take it out on my own phoning woolen growing up. Though i am modeling that baby out of my mother. When i tell you are family. Vacations consisted of camping driving twenty two hours to kansas city. Go the amount of time. I have images of sitting in the backseat in snow. Watching my mom slowly walk along the side of the highway while my dad in the highway is just one mile an hour going to get back in the car say and hurting often the sector. But she's on foot probably said something annoying jared percent but that's just being in the backyard with like a dog running around yelping just like mom going to get back in the car she does. I'm also scared i'm scared. I'm their way but so that is what started. Your journey of self discovery was a problem with anger and obviously not modeled. Well god bless all of our parents and the people. I'm fine with that. I will say like. I come down in the middle of both of you not in opposition but i i was so angry and had such a rage problem that it was at the point where it would alienate good friends. And that's not what i wanna. Yes i did have to take the like the foam off the lot. Like take a little hop on never heard that before. No sense blum off the lots as many. Yeah but i'm okay. I feel that anger is equality. That actually like some people need to be angrier. And i think as long as you can harnessed is actually the most incredibly powerful tool we have in. Harnessing it tells you that something's wrong. Something's not especially now. We can't sit back no and if you harness it that's right. I believe if we all women were able to harness our rage right now. We absolutely could fix what's happening. Oh could overturn shit and we should and we need to. Because my type of anger was vacillating between just people pleasing to the degree that then resentments would build and i would viscera someone to a level that they were really not seen coming because up until that point i'd been trying to me to such a degree so it was shock anyway to enter early questions so then when i moved out to la. I feel like when people go west as they did in like the mining times. Things like you're pushed over the brink of our country and go any further. And so that's where. I think things get very strange and you're searching. That is the move west. And i feel like i became a seeker along with a friend who realized that we kind of volunteer group together and in fact ran a retreat for our friends which was like the blind leading the blind. We were like these. Pay to come trophy chemistry one thing whether because i was a participant in looking to me for this saying this is wild. So here's what. I'll say about the retreat which was titled nam seems which stood for no apologies manifest and be seen so some time the return. Richie was biddle. Glenn dams and there was a fee but that fee covered up and i took no money for that did not cover artifice. Lost my friends. Casey and cool off your peers. Who by all accounts were struggling way more than everyone else way more and we really took a position of guys. Here's what you need to do with your life. That's so patently up. Yes so i say see. I have come around a lot on this. Which is like i. My seeking was like and now i will heal others and now we're i'm coming to is a place of giving no advice anyone. Oh i think that's my advice as dangerous going. Okay well in self-serving will then. I'll never speak when i was a participant moms. It wasn't actually. It was a very impactful retreat. My only feedback to offer. I'm out halfway through the day. One there was There was a nighttime activity which was very beautiful. And then day one we start at and there were packets. Laminated packet yet we are. We are going right now. The activities were schedule an advantage. There was no downtime. Wow the i have labeled twenty minutes pool but get your fanny in an hour. My guy and then it was driving and i get dry. We don't want to use infectious at nam to the credit of our facilitators people. Were having major motion breakthrough like your friends. Whenever difference was hysterically crying crying. He's like okay. It's time to flock flocking. Now it's a movement exercise. I was like well. We were having joshua tree lawyer leading. Can we sweet us can we. And i'm thinking while you're flocking you better be thinking of the performance piece. You're going to do for all of us tonight to process dear friend. But we didn't have time. I'm just gonna quickly just answer question. At least therapy was the first thing the next thing. I think was astrology was heidi rose. Romans who. I've really got so much out of marianne williamson was somebody. I saw a week before she. Of course tried was attempting to be the leader of the free world. Then i got. And i got very into her books and also of course. Marianne i got into marianne then. June and i got into a woman named keys for this name. Hello putter who taught grinberg method. Oh we was this when you guys transformed into wolves. No that wasn't acting class kitchen fuelling but let's just put that over there. I yeah that's gonna be awesome receiving a wolf that she was doing. That's so the grinberg. Math is where you physically. If let's say having a pain in your shoulder that's also related to emotional pain in your childhood. You exaggerate the pain in your shoulder. You don't try to release it. You go into your pain okay. That's the entire premise. You're going into european in order to release it so we would watch people sit in iran because it was about ten grand now. Wasn't that much but we're gonna therapy class but if you added up the money you've spent we could company. Yes we would sit with strangers and it. I do acting leglise fucking weirdos like we're on the outside here right feels associated experiment. Yeah by the end right there in there hoping this one guy got his woodworking business off the ground open this one like gets to see his son more than which is by the way and that is one of the things no matter what kill. You're going to whether or not you believe in it when it's a group activity like you're all their to better each other and i do his album changes and i believe that energy is very transformative. Now it's just hard to watch a stranger You know go into their pain drooling handshaking and framing and coming like a twisted orgasm. It's like a watch is thing we struggled and this is why i was a lot of our deep. Divers are going to know. We both have allow scorpio on our side right so a lot of struggled with and this us by the way four hours seven pm dirty this point children and also our movie ass backwards had just crumbled apart rate crew had turned against us footage. And so we were gonna marry. We'd come back to la. We're in a very dark place with mix costs and both of struggled with the ending. Time you more than me. No yes see. I took it on because i am an intuitive going. What do you mean by the ending times again. I had very little else to do. When i hear a class is gonna end attempt. yeah. I'm ready to go at june. It is staring at the clock. And if that motherfucker chick one what you want a little bit angry irate but if somebody's drooling and in a twisted orgasm you can't just be like again like we're dying. No no it doesn't line up with the story about again. There are no threats. But you don't apologize. It wasn't raging because the teacher who i love wasn't like guys okay. We're going to have to wrap it up. She was like explore that no and you could be there forever. You could be there forever. of course. I don't want this person to feel terribly but i'm like i also you know very little world prospects but this is a beam between our friendship. Which is that will be annoyed about something. I won't find it as big of a deal but what will happen. Is you'll event so much now. I'm taking it on him. And you feel quite good. And then i explode with rage on the person over an issue i didn't feel was at least rate by the end. The one class you missed. I was like fucked up in front of everyone. And she made me like go into the range. And i was like fucking fucked up man and then she came back. And of course. I wait taking care of that issue. She had a little fanny scuttled out at like five till seven. Huckle bed very into my work with jomar Yoga jerry connected yes. I remember when you got married. We were in the throes of joe of yoga. Joe yields joe. Joe did in. He has an incredible studio now on the but he did. Healing healing sessions for me. Got during my wedding. And let us all yes. He was the practitioner. I followed for a long time on and then got into tm. of course. and don't forget when i got my kitchen. He'll okay moving on. Will the kitchen that for one. Let's up because they're useful trajectory. Am i do wanna mention that therapy and your work with analysis and talk there has been the baseline through all of this so that hasn't gone away and it's important for our listeners to hear that and you also really did give me into therapy now which is important and i do think there's also like there can be too much navel-gazing and yet we're yes you. Can you know what i mean like. I think it's important to not to not put too much Responsibility on the person. You also know that you can heal yourself flying that yet willing. I'll hold up any to butt naked a day dress. I think that the a really good there. There's lots of bad ones out there. Find a really good one. Then their goal is always going to be for you to do this work on your own. That's right that if if your therapist making you feel like you're completely nothing without them. They're probably not very good right. But i don't think i think the to explore that relationship with yourself who you're going to be with at the end of the day at the very end of the day. There's nothing more important than that returned to sell. I did have a mother who is very into healing. I mean my mom was up on. Marianne williamson's returned to love. Be anyone so. I had a mama was in a way not alcohol not aa but al anon so we were getting twelve steps. Every eerie helpful are spiritual backbone to our society elaborate. I don't think they're talking about his openly because there but they are a powerful. Like i think the most powerful like the big book of alcohol anonymous of should be making that is. I think everyone goes to in our times is the bible. I absolutely agree. I did something called dialectical behavioral therapy which you've got me into an of course. I saw that woman as well did you. Oh you did all right. But i did accurately a whole six month course which was essentially kindergarten for adults of like emotions. Like when you don't know what the no tools in terms of regulating emotions going and learning that this woman who started it. Marcia linn hannah. I think ramos. She basically pulled from buddhism. The twelve steps. You know all all of the kind of healers could think of and the religions and pulled the best things and then put it in a program you can learn about it but i was like twelve steps like they make perfect sense to me like they should teach them in school. What i will say about twelve step work. Is that the meetings that i've attended is like i feel like we've lost any formal spiritual. We've lost that center. Not everyone you know. Some people still attend church. But i think people of largely given way to like an idea of some things out there. But i'm ritual censoring yourself around. I think people looked at like yoga. Classes is that our and we are searching but for me. When i attend those meetings. Yes it's about this and what happened to us but it's actually like a group of people being vulnerable together and saying. Hey we want to be better and the rituals are the same in every meetings. It's clearly soothing. That's beautiful okay. So now our kitchen healers and then of course and the kitchen. Just quickly gap. Can you just tell us what the kitchen healer was. Because and i have to tell you. I came into this group of friends extremely resistant to up to well. Imagine if you're someone who doesn't spend any money and you're telling me i gotta drop two hundred fifty dollars. I'm like no wait. And i remember you got so angry at casey you did you say god damn if found like oh will gift it to you and you. Did you paid for my first session to heidi rose robbins. She turns out being number two of my calls when i get cancer number two. Why call to run. Yeah my that makes. Yeah yeah At any rate but expected to get to slot. No that's really matter. And i said i was using her not in the correct way like a sanctioned way you want just to be paid for by my sound with her of now i always the day we were just trying to protect your sources now again what. I was what i was trying to say is. And i do digress. But casey did something so hilarious to me during chemo. Which was the week of my last really bad session. It was christmas and everybody was jetting off to tropical locales. And when i tell you i was an angry motherfucker. I wanted to burn my house down and all of yours and a doorbell rang and what was delivered to my home by. Casey was a twenty pound back now. When you order a gigantic bag of dog food from amazon. I'm saying that this bag was twice as big. It might have been more than exempt. It was it was bigger than santa's sack of dark chocolate coins that they put on the beds at the four seasons. How casey got regaining. Your light shows. I had eaten them and they said i could eat dark chocolate. I eaten them at your house. Now how you got into the kitchen of the forces. Naomi task my mother-in-law. How well she. I said a friend likes those. She marched herself over the four seasons. I told her your situation and she got into that kitchen and bought a humongous back. Now i would dig into this bag like you would feed been and legitimately take handfuls of dark chocolate and eat it and thank god. Now is the same week you send a healer named ethan. Delay hands on me We never saw him again. Yeah he did. They're not gonna hit. It did have a lovely session. But anyway i would say to that casey. You nourish your friends. You're a big caretaker. While thank you. But i do. I've had to struggle with excess at. I've been developed a ninety obsession and slash addiction. That i then have been still struggling to break. I know is if you take the good. Take the bad. But i needed it. I needed that in home. Because i needed to be shown that it was okay for me to treat myself. I wish i could have done more. No you everything. You are the human version of a cashmere blanket and i do mean kashmir and when i say kashmir what thank you. There's not a poly blend but it is so podcast. A lot of spirits are going to be present and will be calling on the ancestors. We'll be calling on this very much. So get three chairs for. That's what i'm saying. They're all here if anything they want us taught guest. I'd like your parents are here. My monster kelly's heroes. Kelly is my best friend who died at thirty seven. Who has been guiding me. And we'll talk about that later too. She found cheat definitely knew. I had cancer and was screaming at me for a good week before i found it but especially the day before i found the lump i turned to dan. My husband and i said is kelly trying to tell you something because she's screaming at me and we had to cut a vacation short because of where we're staying wasn't good and we were driving back so as a friday morning that night that sorry. It was a thursday. On that. Friday morning i found the lump and i knew that's what she was trying to tell me and then i just kelly take the wheel. Let her guide me too. Because kelly can be higher power. Those who pass on can be are higher power. And now casey your mother. Yeah came through in a major way major way. You saw a woman that we are all dying to see but will probably never get on her. Laura lynn jackson who has a book called signs that i think everyone should read yes and also if you want to hear her and i think in a very succinct way chelsea handler had her on her podcast and gwyneth belcher speaks to her on google. Podcasts you okay so do check those two out if you want to get more backstory about this. But somehow because she's casey got on her schedule even though she's booked for ten years out well the first thing i said to her because a friend. I know a little bit. Not that much. Like my sister-in-law's fine got me in with her. And when when i spoke to her i have to tell you 'cause i tried to get him with her year before nothing and i said i just want to thank you so much for scheduling and getting me on your schedule. It means so much we and she goes over. I didn't she said the other side books. All my appointments my god. She's people get to me when they're meant to on the other side is can i say something else up again. My parents have come through to a medium. I don't want an annex away and leaves and just sinclair so they've come through in various ways and i have never had the instinct to pursue them more through different channels like this psychic. You're speaking of casey or my sister's medium new jersey. And i'm just going with that so i do believe ever wanted to do it either. Yeah you just knew had win when you do need to. You do yes. As much as i'm into all the ceiling. I felt it was like a little black magic. It's unfair is me being me from this. But i also think i hadn't met the right person you know and when i heard laura lynn i'm like this is the person k. Heidi is both normal and hearts. And she's a she's a mom. Doesn't she elementary schoolteacher. Who could no longer ignore her gifts. This crazy okay. So i wanna hear. What will you learned but also your journey to becoming a psychic yourself. Okay yeah yeah yeah intuitive. So i- anyway. It was just unbelievable. She read your aura and she says very clearly is on the phone. She's on the phone and she says i have a screen in my brain. Where on the right side. People are coming to the on the left side. I'm reading or as like a screen in her reign. She shelter is in meditation and we allow any other on her brain. They have seen that like what nor a normal brain. Looks like it like those parts are dead and the other parts that should not be brain. Someone has been in a terrible car crash. And who has brain-damaged scientists have studied her. And they've allowed her to go into and she's reading people and they've truly said we don't know how to say this she's like i don't know if this is real. I voluntarily submitted myself. She chatted want science backing this up. Because it's so insane. Okay so what. I do think like. This is where women's gifts have been ignored. I also do think it is a characteristic of white supremacy in general that we only find things true and valid if yeah of course manager ryan eastern. But it's like yeah ragging. Its heels. That i'm at a point now where i don't care if anyone believes it's azariah matt now like i'm impacting people's lives and she's she's amazing so basically she said i i'm going to read your aura. Then we'll who shows up. She started my oranges. Like someone's here. She is one of the earlier. I'm i've had someone come and she's just here and she says she doesn't want you to hear all this but she is your your mother and the journey. When i tell you the psychic wasn't like no was something in your lap. Purple color like none of it was tentative. It was like okay. You're like maternal grandparents. Were here are in our. I'm like read and read issues like a hot journal. Grandmother l. louise. I'm like yes. They're here then. She gives full death order. She said your mom's brothers here much later energy. Pass the longtime going. you're little. She said his spirits your dial longtime ago. She says then. You're groom maternal grandmother. She welcomed your mother. Then your then your father's mother then your grandfather passed last. All of this was just like boom boom boom. She wasn't dealing with that. She was just like that's what happens. Then she just got into things that are so crazy. I mean she said she said mom has a warning. That is very very very like has to get this to you. She said i need. Your mom knows have been doing construction of your house. Construction workers leaving the gate open to the pool. And i walk outside. Those are my guess thousand. The gate is wide open. And she's like your mother wants you out there. Seven thirty in the morning yelling at everyone and checking the gate and put padlocks on them and got a net for the bulls. And it's did you feel like it was two hours long right. Yes did you feel in that time. 'cause you must every day wanna call your mother and be with her. Did you feel like you were with her. Yes i wrote down on. My forms is the first time i have felt mothered since my mom died. Which of course that makes sense but like truly leg. I also felt my mom. And i were in a tough not. We weren't in the top stage when you died but we just certainly never even got to the place where we could make it into that like. We're were young any of that when she passed twenty three twenty four meeting so young. Of course like so we totally. I have always said i felt. Our conversation has continued over the years that we are still in relation to each other. It's beautiful but my main feeling of my mom being passes that i'm sad for her that she's upset and i'm taking on her like psychic burdens and trying to work through her stuff through healing. I'm still have taken on kerr burdens in a way and feeling that she still in pain and all this when i tell you it was released. It's gone off man like she's okay. I mike she's okay. she's great like i am no longer he. It has been a weight set. Noma therapy anything on my. She's okay and laura. Lynn says there are doorways. When people are to cross and it's okay we think of them as life has to go tell they're ninety and she says the universe sometimes like if someone is killed that's not necessarily someone's doorway but ultimately it is and she's like she had an earlier doorway just like that is what happened. You know. it's very like as hard as it is for us on earth to understand they are okay. You know. I'm an still hear her very much. Jetting spiritual she wasn't. She's not cookie. She's not like your mum sitting her kotan tvos. She's thinking they're energetically with us. Because there's a collective mission on earth for us all to raise our highest good and we're all energy in light and so teams of light. It behooves everyone for us to raise us all up. And when you say teams of light that everyone has teams of light around. Cheese teams seems of lead. Jeaner people you know for sure you say i found People to be out there. That i can tell her on my team. One is our landscaper. Who passed whoa. I and i've known her very brief time. But i feel her presence in my home in the flowers around me mc she designed this garden and is now gone and when i tell you she's around wow nothing she's just focusing on me. She has genius but she said there are people who are rooting for you and they make up your team of light and that all we need to do it so simple. She said the minute you think to yourself. I beg to call on my team for help. They're on it instantaneously and shane casey. She said to that june. I don't know if you if this is too painful to talk about and if it is we do not have to but when your mother passed it was june who told yes and she said that. Sh- that what. What did she say about that. She said i wasn't able to say goodbye to your brother. But i sent june. diane had. She knew that your best friends had to. I said yes. She said your best friend. A full sister has two names and she said and she wants to be very special emphasis on the second name and that is because june took her middle name diane when her mother passed. That was not. You're given middle name. It was my middle name. But i never used and never used it so you said after that i want to be known as june diane because otherwise you june feel okay. So she said because i went back and listen to it. She kept saying the words. She wants the second name to be acknowledged because your mother and casey's mother she said together on both of our teams of light which is wild. I know that without we had a friend who was going through something really hard and she said to you. Casey you guys are not sending. You're not asking your ti. She said meaning to send her light until the situation. Yeah every morning. now. I'm sending teams. Please send our friend help. She said we need more help here. So you can also help each other. Yeah so you can ask your teams to help totally out. They the prayer. It's it's all it's a prayer and she said obviously they can't like change the course of the universe with the consent energy and light to something that is needed that can release some of that pressure or help speed it along because they can't control other people's behavior is that right. Yeah but guys you know rejection has protection anyway. I believe that too. Thank you can you. Casey is this has been a pleasure in an honor and I hope you'll be seeing me for any intuitive sessions coming up. Thank you casing deep divers. Casey's book her essay collection. The wreckage of presence published by harpercollins. Comes out on me. Four hardcover audiobooks are available for presale. Now wherever books are sold have read this book. i cried. I laughed hysterically. It's absolutely wonderful. 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Thoughts on Dealing w COVID-19 from Doug Petrick Upper St Clair HS track & XC coach

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Thoughts on Dealing w COVID-19 from Doug Petrick Upper St Clair HS track & XC coach

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Pittsburgh tries to highlight people who do great movement things in the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania area moving to live tries to break down knowledge silos. And I think today's guest is well suited for both podcasts. Were in the middle of starting week. Five about halfway through week. Five of the Pittsburgh area. Essentially being in social distancing schools are not in session other than virtually and people across the world probably are very aware. It's very similar in various places. Today's guest is Doug Patrick. He is a cross country track and field coach. Upper Saint Clair high school which is a suburb of Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania is also a physics professor. I think from what I've seen is probably the person that I have seen. Who Uses twitter to the best effect of anybody else? As soon as we're done with this I need to find out more twitter. Twitter twitter tips from him. But I think if anybody can talk about the effect that it's had on a career on athletes these coaching and also he somebody who organizes a yearly cross country conference for high school coaches across Pennsylvania and in some cases in other states that he's been I won't say forced but he's had the opportunity over the past couple of weeks to realize this is not going to happen face to face. This is actually going to happen on zoom so doug thanks for taking time to talk to a fit lab. Pittsburgh in moving to live all. Thank some real excited. Kinda talk in connecting share a little bit about what we do like the first thing. That's very interesting to go over because I find it fascinating. I actually have a podcast that came out today where recording today with the physician who is in Italy who has been in quarantine for over four weeks. When did you first find out that your job is a physics teacher and as a cross country coach at Upper Saint Clair that you weren't going to be going into work early morning every day So I WANNA say probably March eleventh was when all this like hit in terms of at the high school and I know earlier that week At students asking. Hey what's going on or we heard. Were not going to be here next week. But I believe the date might the eleventh and our administration had hit said you know the following week we would not in school and I think at that point. It was just sort of a suspension through the middle of April So that being said you know. Uh Sports deathly weren't going to be happening During the suspension academics weren't GonNa be happening and like I wanna tip my hat to the administration at Upper Saint Clair School. Because they were very proactive about like thinking in having a plan in place in not rushing to hurry up and do something to fill time In I had a feeling that we weren't going to go back to distance learning illness after the last three weeks But until we got the official word It are like department meeting which was virtual that you know. We're not going back into the building and you know the state for athletics and activities. Said we're we're down without as well. I don't Wanna Seattle's in disbelief but I just didn't process it. It didn't seem that real so until I think it was like last Thursday That's when we got the official word and you and I were chatting prior to starting recording. I think I mentioned to you that I I started to take it seriously. Maybe four or five days before that and March tenth or eleventh was what I shut everything down to. I'm fortunate in that my real job is I teach online for California University of Pennsylvania so my job per se hasn't changed that much but I'm curious prior to that March eleven. Say a week before that or two weeks before that where was the thought process or was there a thought process about Cova nineteen in the upper Saint Clair School district as far as you as a teacher also as a track coach where you're traveling all over western Pennsylvania. Yeah so I guess we go back to the end of February. We're still in our indoor track and field season. So we're actually Penn state. We had ugly. Three athletes go to the state in so it was the NFL. Or wasn't I don't want to say it wasn't hitting United States but it was something wasn't in the public train were in any of the media and it. Maybe I was naive but I didn't know how it would impact us or if it was going to impact us so I can only speak for myself just in terms of when it. I hate you know that week of the eleventh before the eleven at the beginning of March I would see things come up on on the news. You're in my twitter feed and really. I didn't know the magnitude of what it was in Seoul. The fallen wake you know we weren't school in All the information that kept coming for Nats I just I didn't have a lot of information about the beginning so I didn't anticipate the magnitude. It was GonNa have on everything in everyone's like how long after they March eleventh again just for people who are listening and I know it differs from state to state. Were you aware that the track season was not going to continue score to cease to exist from that point forward. Yes we two leaks in. That was in the sacking leak and the way and the WPA out kind of like two weeks mention of nothing ends. You know on the way home when I got home. Phone's blowing up and local coaches on texting on their taxi. May and I guess different districts were handling it differently summer just doing exactly what the POW said. Some were doing more than what they had said. by I don't WanNA say wasn disbelief but it's sort of as more time went on initially thought we would go back. Maybe we'll just have a district championship or they would modify St Ann's probably about a week and a half ago. I just thought my mocked. It seems like this is just not going to happen. part of that. Is You know a lot. The kids that we have the in college I mean their seasons were cancelled at the beginning of March in. I was thinking you know if college is GONNA CANCEL NOT SEASON. It would make sense to me that a high school. Oscar Cheese Whiz go on. I'm curious I know you have a number of athletes. Go on and run in college. What effect do you think that? This is going to have on high school seniors now as far as getting recruited or getting if they're good enough getting scholarship money to go to college is the fact that they are not going to be able to run their senior year. Run Times they're potentially or PR's right no. It's it's going to impact a lot of kids. I would almost even say kids. That are juniors in terms of if they're track athletes usually their junior year weather guy or girl those the Times that the colleges used the rhythm their junior in spring track. So yeah there are GonNa be at a disadvantage. I'm some seniors. We have that are. GonNa run in college. They were in the process of sort of on being proactive prior to that of visiting schools reaching out schools figuring out if know running is GonNa work in their future with academic so seniors are missing their senior season But I almost want to say maybe juniors. They're going to be track athletes. They're you know they're they will have no times at all. Naturally with colleges. College coaches look at in terms of recruiting. We're talking with Doug. Patrick is the tracking cross country coach at Upper Saint Clair high school as well as a teacher in the school district Doug. The Cross Guard detract season is canceled right. Now we're doing this interview on April Fifteenth. We really have no way of knowing when things are going to let up. What are you telling your athletes who are not seniors as far as what's going to happen or because you don't know how do you express that season yeah So when when all this began happen I can reach out to a couple. A group kids that had a cell phones in just ask them mentally and their families. Okay so initially. I don't WANNA say didn't care anything. The bed. I just wanted to make sure you know. We're used to seeing kids day to day. The kids interacting with each other those connections. I'm next yanked away from an adult hard for kids. A lot of them that kinda defines their peer groups. And I did I. I guess I should say I didn't really care about the flex for probably two weeks. I just wanted to make sure Were falling CDC guidelines and if their parents did not want them to leave the house. They were doing that so i. I didn't WanNa talk sports or training with any of the athletes granted. You know my heart went out to them. Losing the season why that being said I feel like a lot of teams Just the way things. Your structure like law the distance kids. We have rhythm to what we do any way in the fall in the winter in the spring in even with sprint groups. And you know most of those kids we want him to move towards independence so they if if they could safely run and their families are okay with it and you know they're running by themselves. They would have a pretty good idea with to do Monday. Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday So initially I did. I did not care about anything other than just making sure. They're safe and healthy and their families are okay But as we're kind of moving through the I mean in my mind I would say were the track heads. The distance group is who I focus on and work with. You know they they will be treating now like tracks Dole going on And then whenever I'd say beginning of May Middle. May you know the the Next Stop Frost. Just how I feel would be act like we had a district state. Need maybe take like five days off to recharge and refresh in. Think about your goals. Then you start shifting in the summer training so like Win Thinking through is distributed. Tracts easing granted. They're not going to be racing in groups or having any races but I think the training should reflect the tracks. Emulates if you will. I'm curious to kind of get into that a little bit. No more I know somebody. Who's a former triathlete in my idea of getting in the woods alone is kind of my refreshing but I know especially with distance running distance running and be a little bit lonely and there's really a lot of commodity between team members. If anybody's ever read the book. Once a runner that talks about it hits on it. Very well I see Doug smiling. He probably surprised. I actually read that book. Great Book if anybody WHO's listening has not read it. But I'm curious I know you've you've worked with athletes. How difficult do you think it is for some of these athletes who are used to running with the same four five six seven runners every day to all of a sudden. It's like Oh by God I can only run with mom or dad or if I'm fortunate enough to have a brother or sister who also runs. I can run with them but no more that great conversation that you can have some of these distance workouts. Yeah I mean. It's going to be a challenge but I think also it's an opportunity to frame it differently. I mean if you're if you have to run by yourself for the next four months one way to look at it is you know. Whoa is made distinct. The other way is you have four months or three months to really build. Good routines are working good habits. You know you're not gonNA have access to attract. That's fine but there things that you can do can do road thrashing work on. Strength Mobility If you are able to get out on a trail I mean Running is running and you can get a really good aerobic stimulus on the tracker. You could get it on the trail or get on your driveway or on the roads and furnish streep it it. I think it's an opportunity to. I think you and I are talking about this. One point like resiliency Look at it is like you have the opportunity to run. There was a lot of people that aren't healthy. There's a lot of people that aren't safe. They can't leave their confines of the room. You know frame it. Is You have a chance to run if you're able to run and you don't look at the negative side of it. I think that's a great insight. I'm kind of curious about this and I may be putting you on the spot here so please feel free to say. I not even go that direction. But I've been following you on twitter and seeing the re tweets this you do and I noticed that a lot of high schools are doing something where every day or so. They're honoring a specific senior athlete. And just you know letting letting people know these are the highlights of these are the things that this person meant to the program not necessarily look how fast this boy or girl ran. Which just more of of what they did and I see that kind of as a juxtaposition to again watching on social media some of the adult runners who've had their spring marathons canceled their spring ten case cancelled. And what I'm seeing from. The high school students is much more of A. You know this really sucks. But I'm going to get through it and a lot of the adult runners. It seems like they're not handling that wall as somebody who is an adult runner. Also coaches kids in has kids who who come back after they've matured to adults any insight that you might have of why you see that dichotomy. Yeah I'll say with the young kids Amid if it gets express out say there's a role model probably parent might be. The coach owner team did kind of reflects getting to be active in getting to a sport. His is is a privilege on a write in. It's it's something that if it's taken away. F- worse it's a bomber. It's not the end of the world. is an adult runner You Know I. I didn't sign up for any marathon or half marathon or anything like that but the way I'm just trying to think of about known running is Spring if you coach spring tracker coach I can I coach spring have family. My wife works with riches reactive. I teach physics is when like. Ap task time is happening so every spring. And I'm not complaining. It's usually when I'm not at my you know Uber Bast. I usually make very poor food choices. Usually pack on a little bit of pounds usually skipped run. Some just beat up from being invites of like the way I'm looking at now is My Life is very simple right now. I mean I'm still teaching on home. Still being a dad husband bit like I'm looking at what I get to do and what I get to do now is I would say I'm probably healthier now than I have ever been last twelve or thirteen springs because I'm able to get like a decent amount of sleep each night. Recharge Monday so for adults that are struggling with that Of course that is a bomber. Bit You know you could contrast that with these healthcare workers are on the front lines in you know trying to do something not for them but for others and they're putting their lives it rests. I'd say if you miss race it's a bomber but it's it's not the end of the world and you know it gives you an opportunity to train for another six or eight months. I mean you gotTa get past the issue and then I think he can move on but you have to also focus on the positive side of what this opportunity is GonNa give you give you really terrible things. If you draw on them and focus on them I know. There's often the tendency for people who are runners or any other athletes whether they're high school college or postgraduate or just recreational. You kind of get focused on you run. You have to get your workout in you. Forget about all those other things. The food choices to sleep the various things of controlling your stress etc. You mentioned a few minutes ago that your your life is very simple now because it's a little simpler because you can't leave. The house is often thinking ahead. Obviously this subject to change. But when we I won't say go back to normal because I think that's changed forever but when we have a little more freedom to roam around a little bit. What things that you've done so far or if that have happened to you so far. Do you think you'll make an emphasis to carry on with you either professional or as somebody with with a wife and two kids yeah I mean bunch things. Few home one is is a family. I mean we've gone on hikes not not with other people with people that live here and it's been awesome to explore the townships some of the trails amendment. Kids are having a blast either. Even her youngest one We've been doing these like hour. Long hike soared eighty hikes. And nobody's really complain into the antibodies higher there but it's really cool to explore and see the side That's something that we haven't done enough of it. You maybe part of. That's just me. Not being available. Be Way were or schedules or things like assets. Some I definitely want to focus on the other ones. Who is our struggle with is just being patient about things Especially with my own kids. My family And I I think if nothing else learning the value being patient and That things aren't always going to be scheduled perfectly and I try to pretend that on the super flexible adaptable person. That you know deep down inside. I don't have schedule routine. It's a struggle So I think also making sure that I stick to a schedule something as basic as like you know. I'm eating my lunch at home. I'm trying to eat the same stocks that I would during school year because once again like during summer is a teacher. I still coach I don't have a firm schedule in using my eating habits. Get bad much sleep gets bad. So I've been trying to stick to like basic things like What a meeting at lunch Good choices at an also the whole idea that Getting sleep when when I'm cranky. Frustrated sleep is usually the one thing that just not happen and it's interesting. I know you have three young kids and just if you think back you probably recognize when the kids are cranky. They probably need a nap. That it's it's not that different for us as adults. Even though it's it's typically been a badge of honor to say oh well only need four hours asleep and I think most of us if we actually are honest could use three to four hours more than that. Oh yeah one hundred percent. I mean during the school year sometimes it gets like five hours or six hours and there's just things that need done but you know just from running like I did a really good long run last Friday. I ran for me as long as apron. Six miles anything. I got like eight hours to sleep in Saturday. Woke up I was thinking man. How how in the world around the world is happening when you're doing like four or five six hours so I'm just having a bang sleep in things anytime crankier irreparable or have a short fuse. Either hunger retired so I've tried to pay attention to those essential needs. I think I I don't remember who was set at somebody says that When you're a baby you worry about eating and sleeping and somebody takes care of you and then when you're getting very close to death hopefully at a ripe old age it's almost like you're a baby again. Even those things in the middle of our lifespan like you are and I. We sometimes forget. I think one of the positive things that you've taken away from this is the fact that you know. There's some things that seem so simple but they can really enhance the quality of life and your professionalism and just your ability to deal with different stresses for sure and another thing that I do roach. I do a lot of road stretching. Ideally like twice a day It's from a word in some of his routines great bit. I've tried to incorporate a few new things into that. Sometimes I rushed through them so today was the first day that I really try to go. Slow through them I have I mean I had the whole day. It's still we have certain amount of time we're teaching and you know the kids are home and I'm trying to make sure that my wife's able to get her work done as well but I think today was the first day where I actually went through them. Slowing US they get. I need to keep doing this but I need to. Keep doing it the right way. I'm curious with what you've experienced after the last few weeks probably going on over a month. How do you think this is going to change you coming back into the next school year as far as coaching in a cross country? That attracts season will Nothing's going to be taken for granted. I mean I don't WanNa say that we took anything for granted anyway. Anything granted A year ago. But I'm going to feel like you know being innovational that lasts five six hours. A you know we're GONNA loving it. Coach McIntyre against is the greatest thing ever. You know we thought back in May and April that we'd be able to do this and I know there's GonNa be a different. There's going to be different interaction between coaches not the things wherever negative between different teams. But I think there's GonNa be a new level of humanity When everybody makes it through the other side in all aspects in the classroom We teach during the day than we have office hours. Were kids can interact with us through Google. Hang on and know with some of the kids their stuff about a lower doing ends. You know a and I talked about like the face to face. Interaction is really it's a bomber and We're doing the best we but those daily interactions of alone goodbye and small talk in. How're you doing and you know what's coming on in? How was your birthday between adults and kids? I mean that's that's not gonNA be taken for granted not did it ever was but it's going to be valued maybe that's a better way to say it's GonNa be valued a lot we're talking with. Doug Patrick he is the cross country coach and track coach at Clare High School as well as a physics teacher. I'm curious switching gears a little bit. You obviously are not going into the school anymore because for the foreseeable future in your teaching from home help prepared on the teaching aspect where you to switch an online environment. And what do you see is the one or two positives you've already touched a little bit on the negatives as far as not having the day-to-day interactions and just really for lack of a better term. Small talk with the students. Yoga so Help REPAIR WAS I. So the two classes I teach at Fox. Total classes but We'll talk about both quickly so one is AP physics one In without when it's in entre based But we've been using been using in that class online textbook that hasn't online. We have reading whizzes in online homework. So that wasn't that big of a departure. I've been doing that for at least decades so Prior to US physically leaving the building I told the kids in ask questions. Hey whatever happens. We're in a good place. Everybody's used to logging on and doing stuff. Just I'm not going to be fiscally there to help you up. There's lots of like ancillary items with a product that we used for that so I I wanna say I felt comfortable. I mean granted. Big Learning her but it to me of like Roma's done with the content anyway So it would be this big new thing that had learned offer conceptual which is just not as rigorous lower level. Not a lot of mass. I great kids though without. I do a lot with my class on election for the whole time. I might talk for ten minutes. We do a demo. We watch a video clip for five minutes. They do activity they share. Like I don't like talking to the class the whole time in. Its I try to make his interactive possible so highly about three or four years ago. Which I'm sure other teachers do as well I started using Google forms is Kinda quick ways to your kid finishes one thing you can move onto this next thing where it would have like a video. They would watch. A couple of questions is a google form An-and with they do. Is they worked thrown pace but they were used to going into our our school district. Has This thing called campus? It's an online platform. We have all your courses the agendas so the kissing acceptable. They're also used to accessing things online. But I I told them before the weekend before last whatever happens it's not like we've never done things online. I'm just not going to be there. It's GonNa be a little bit different but you're you're going to be in a good place so I I didn't feel a lot of apprehension about it. I just knew it was going to be different but our administration was Brady Not Lowering the barbed like face to face. You can do this. And you'RE NOT GONNA be face to face and it's non ideal situation for you. It's not ideal situation for students. So you know. Have this expectation. Whatever it is you just have to reframe it and that was awesome to hear because it sort of alleviated a lot of stress that I might have felt that I can't deliver exactly what I'm doing in the classroom but I mean that's everybody's doing with that and people that aren't teacher you're dealing with things that are way more challenging. I'm curious just as an aside. I know a lot of universities are giving students the option through the semester until a few days afterwards to rather than take a letter grade. Take a pass fail grade. Is that something that Percent Claire? School district has done or are they still going with Standard grading as they normally have done? It's a modified Grading schedule so it's not fail and you know it's I I teach you know I don't i. Don't vote on those things or decided things bit to me. It was look at very reasonable way to refrain things that it's not exactly the same thing but given the situation the amount of time I think it makes. It spared the kids in the family. Still in teachers. We're talking with Doug Patrick. We've talked about his coaching. And how that's changed in kind of put on hold to some extent more of a life coach now with his athletes as opposed to a track coach distance runners But not so much changes teaching schedule and one of the reasons I originally planned to have dug on fill. Pg H is. Doug does a really great coaches conference every spring for cross country coaches. And for those of you who are athletes and if you were fortunate enough to run cross country a lot of time cross country doesn't really get the attention that other sports get so. I Know Doug had a couple of great speakers last year one from California actually two from California one for your California University of Pennsylvania at one from the state of California and when they first announced everything was closing down. I was curious what to see and I'm happy to see that Doug is moving this to a global. I'm not gonNA say virtual because it's actually going to be happening but it's going to be over the Internet. Doug I think first of all. Why did you decide to have a coach's conference? I know we've talked about this a little bit past. And then what was your first thought when you found out that school was going to be closed and you're not going to be able to be on the upper saint clair campus in probably in June. And then you made the decision to say we're GONNA take this into an online environment. Yes so we did have one last year in the idea behind the conference. The clinic is I WANNA give coaches high school coaches or even middle school coaches college coaches a one of them to have the opportunity to interact and learn from somebody. That's Kinda like outside of a local on driving thirty minutes so whether that would be if you're a high school coach. Ecclesia coach or your high school. Coach be coached from another state. It's successful so we did. A last summer was awesome was a lot of fun. great feedback. The speakers were amazing. And so we had planned to do another face-to-face one and it's it was scheduled for June twenty six th which is Friday Three speakers we have we have lined up. Were on Dennis. Parker who is a coach is from Minnesota is kind of unique in terms of. He coached at the post collegiate level in collegiate level in Minnesota. Now He's coaching a high school level. It's Nova Classical Academy. He's very successful. Is worked with post-collegiate so that was Kinda like we did. A survey last year with the attendees wanted wanted somebody had post collegiate experience of the second speaker. That we're GONNA fly in. Was Paul Vander Steam from Nick Lavallee in Illinois. I mean phenomenal coach. He's had his high school guys name They've Gone Nike Cross. Nationals Won At once Chris. Derrick professional runners one of his were athletes. So we're going to bring him in and then also Attendees last year had an interest in learning from a physical therapist or somebody that works with runners it's not on destroying coach into Kelli Kuehne from Kelli Kuehne. Pt Her website physical therapists. She's amazing. She works runners. So we're GONNA have face to face. Those three people are gonNA come to Upper Saint Clair high school We're GonNa me you know They would lecture each lecture twice. Qna's Meet and greet the whole nine on so in a perfect world was going to happen. So are you okay if I go into the whole story behind it? I think it's interesting because I know in the fitness world in the physical therapy world in the teaching world people are going. What do I do and I know? For example what. My conferences is cancelled. Already one of them. We're still waiting to hear and I know a lot of local and regional ones. That said we're going online or we're using zoom or and other platforms. I think people who are listening it may not be the exact situation therein but it may also be helpful to them to figure out. This is another way of doing it kind of breaking down those knowledge silos. That moving to live does sure. Yes so Beginning March march eleventh. You know were out. It's Kinda I think that weekend. I got invited on twitter. You know just by circumstance. Somebody follows on coach. Dimitrius Clark from Indiana and he and I and I think like five other coaches their offspring coaches you just invited me to zoom so it was kind of course never done it before Donald The apple iphone. Probably five minutes before we did. It was a lot of fun so then I started thinking laying in bed on thinking. You know what I don't know what's going to happen next month I don't know if we're going to be over to face the face and then you know we travel restrictions and then as thinking even if travel restrictions are lifted. I don't want somebody to miss the event because they're worried about you know Traveling in health and safety so that week I reach out to the speakers Anna said. Hey I'm thinking about you know perhaps using zoom you okay with it. They gave me some feedback and it was all positive feedback and so I wanted to try to do moan zoom before the clinic so I hadn't publicly announced it so on twitter probably the beginning of April maybe end of April middle a remember Middle March. I just tweeted out. Hey does anyone WANNA listen to a presentation? I did five principles that halts Brigham improve. I thought maybe I get like ten people so I could just try it. See if it works and I think I had about forty five or fifty people it on wor in the zoom in some of the people are zoom like Joan Hunter from Blue Valley. High School in Virginia Ide- Frank from Oregon Adam catch from out I mean. They're these phenomenal. Coaches just wanted connect here and I'm thinking to myself if these studs if these you know. These awesome phenomenal coaches high. School Coaches WanNa hear little. Talk about something then. There is a need for coaches to connect listen and learn on so that was fantastic Organiz another one because I upgrade zoom account. I kind of learned to play around features so I had a dentist Barker. Paul Vander Stein. Who are speaking the clinic. A Scott Bliss from Vermont. Who won the cross country state title every year in the last decade and then Jeff Pernell News phenomenal coach in Illinois as well so I wanted to do one where I would be the host Kinda like moderator not have four speakers so wanted people learn. The other thing is selfishly. I wanted to see if I could do the zoo about. Screwed it up so it worked out. I think we had at one point. Like eighty five people in Zoom on fifty. I think the minimum people were popping in and out but it was awesome and I was able to record it in once again. The the need was there toll. Being there is a need there for coaches can act in so after that actually at the end of that I announce hey were you know the face to face is no longer going to be faced. Face can be virtual in the positive with that is The overhead is decreased. Know I'm not. I'm not buying plane. Tickets hotel rooms. Don't we don't need those. Were not feeding people. So the way I'm GONNA do. It is amusing. Zoom event. Bright is through the restoration so I posted last night. Already have tickets all which is crazy of getting alerts on in the morning the gets reselling on in the way that I'll push out booklet is it'll be a pdf so they'll get it through email or there's a place on van bright where they could pick it up there and then. I've been toying around with people that can attend or people that can baby only attend part of it because it's going to be Friday June twenty six. It'll start at quarter eleven in the morning. Eastern Standard Time and runs bought four thirty in the afternoon Eastern Standard Time. I played around with using dropbox record it and share it. I played wrong video making password protected so once again. How do you frame the situation right? Now I'm framing it as he also WANNA connect people still WANNA learn in so I wanna make sure that I still provide that service also on taking advantage of forcing myself to become trouble with technology and learn it and you know there's always a little bit of apprehension last night when it went live you know am I gonNA screw this off. Isn't going to work and then it's like you know. When are you ready? You're never ready so if it's GonNa help people you just do it. And that's the way it goes so the conference is still going to happen. We're hoping there may be some face to face option but no matter what goes on in the world it is possible to register in see through zoom in potentially see a recording of it afterwards. Is that correct for sure? And it's you know with everything being on financially challenging all too. I mean it's it's like fourteen dollars thirty six cents which to me I think is you know for the here. Three like really awesome speakers and connect with others in unlearn I hope that's a reasonable That's reasonable valley. I mean I'd I'd pay it. I'm I'm a little bit by I. Just there's a need for help people in it expanded. I mean I on those zooms I talked about. There were people from all over the country taxes. Florida Kansas Missouri. You know I'm getting like DM's from North Dakota was just really cool to see how social media has a very positive interaction quality to it. I think one of the things that people might not be aware of also as you have the potential to literally get people from all over the world. I know what the moving to lift podcast when I started. I never expected to interview people all over the world but literally through the wonders of Zoom. You can have somebody in Australia. Or Singapore attending your conference never know the next year. They may be a speaker for you. Yeah Yeah I mean you're hitting it right on the head it's it's the connections you're making. It really helped push things forward for the sport and for movement and it's just cool to see that kind of stuff row. We've had the good fortune to be talking with college. Doug Patrick is a track and cross country coach at Upper Saint Clair High School in Physics Professor Physics teacher at Upper Saint Clair high school. And I think he's had some excellent insight on. I think the correct word is adapting to our current situation. And I wanted to get him on here to talk about that. Because I've got a lot of respect for the way he coaches his athletes and the way he approaches athletics and academics. And I also wanted to give him the opportunity to talk about his conference which is coming up a doug. I want to thank you for taking time to talk to both moving to live. If you're in the Pittsburgh area you're not in. You're not following him on twitter. You're missing some interesting at times amusing tweets so Any if anybody's interested in the conference once again the date. It's it's Friday June twenty six on way it'll work. You can get the information from neon twitter. So that's at Doug Hatrick One. You can also follow our clinic twitter account. That is at clinic. Usc EXC- T. F. And the way to work is Go online you follow us. You'll go to a link. It's in my bio it's also on the clinic bio and if you click on it'll take you right to event. Bright in all the details were their way to work. Is You will sign up. It's the cost. Is Fourteen dollars. Thirty six cents on. It'll be on sale. You know we can accommodate. Many people will be on sale. Pry Up to a week before the event happens. And we three presenters once. Get Dennis Parker Rama. Minnesota phenomenal coach. Works with US collegiates. Now He's coaching High School Athletes Hall banner steamed from Nick Lavallee High School which is in Illinois is had teams go to Nike Cross nationals. In a team when the whole thing at a very amazing physical therapists Kelli Kuehne. Who's really helped? A lot of our runners still stay healthy in engy injury-free in so we'll stream the event it'll be on zoom you'll check into the event between ten forty five in the morning eastern standard time in the presentations will start eleven. We'll go through we'll do. Qna through chat each presenter. We'll talk for about seventy minutes. Then we'll have a twenty five minute you a will Fueled what actions through the chat. I'll have five minute rakes after each speaker. Animal wrap things up around for thirty. We're also going to have a pdf it'll have all the clinic notes The slides all the presenters have so that would be another really good takeaway where he may be printed. Oughta just look at it as they're talking and then we also plan on recording on each of those three lectures off so that you'll be at a look at them in the future or if you're somebody who's not able to watch all three at once live you'll be at a check them out on your great information from Doug Patrick. We'll have all that information also in the show notes. Doug thanks again for taking time to talk to fit lab Pittsburgh and moving to live. Thanks a lot always great to talk to you and I enjoy listening your podcast. Thanks for listening to the latest episode of Fittler. Pg brought to you by moving to live intro. Exit Music is marathon man by Jason Shaw. Check out the show notes for contact info. 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Thoughts on Dealing w COVID-19 from Doug Petrick Upper St Clair HS track & XC coach

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Thoughts on Dealing w COVID-19 from Doug Petrick Upper St Clair HS track & XC coach

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Know if you've listened to us before sometimes we cross pollinate or interview somebody who makes a great guests for both fit lab PGE and moving to live. Both of our podcast of the ethos movement is a lifestyle not just in activity fit out. Pittsburgh tries to highlight people who do great movement things in the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania area moving to live tries to break down side lows. And I think today's guest is well suited for both podcasts. Were in the middle of starting week. Five about halfway through week. Five of the Pittsburgh area of essentially being in social distancing schools are not in session other than virtually and people across the world probably are very aware. It's very similar in various places. Today's guest is Doug Patrick. He is a cross country track and field coach at Upper Saint Clair high school which is a suburb of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He's also a physics professor. I think from what I've seen is probably the person that I have seen. Who Uses twitter to the best effective? Anybody else as soon as we're done with this I need to find out some more Twitter twitter twitter tips from him. But I think if anybody can talk about the effect that it's had on a career on athletes that he's coaching. Also somebody who are is is a cross country conference for high school coaches across Pennsylvania and in some cases in other states that he's been won't say forced but he's had the opportunity over the past couple of weeks to realize that this is not going to happen face to face this is actually going to happen on zoom so doug thanks for taking time to talk to fit out. Pittsburgh in moving to live. Thanks some real exciting Talk and Connectin share a little bit about what we do. I think the first thing. That's very interesting to go over because I find it fascinating. I have a podcast that came out today where recording today with the physician who is in Italy who has been quarantined for over four weeks. When did you first find out that your job is a physics teacher and has his across country coach at Upper Saint Clair that you weren't going to be going to into work early morning every day so I wanNA say probably March. Eleventh was when all this like hit in terms of the high school and I know earlier that week At students asking. Hey what's going on? I heard were not going to be here next week. I believe the date might have been the eleventh And our administration hit said you know the the following week we would not in school and I think at that point. We just sort of a suspension through the middle of April So that being said you know Sports deathly weren't going to be happening. during this suspension academics weren't going to be happening in like. I WANNA tip my hat to the administration. Upper Saint Clair high school because they were very proactive. About like thinking in having a plan in place in not rushing to hurry up and do something to fill time In I had a feeling that we weren't going to go back to doing distance learning illness after the last three weeks But instill we got the official word It are like department meeting virtual that you know. We're not going back in the building in the state for athletics and activities said. We're we're down without as well. I don't WanNa say I was in disbelief but I just didn't process it didn't seem that real so. I think it like last Thursday Data will we got the official word and you and I were chatting prior to starting recording. I think I mentioned to you that I I started to take it seriously. Maybe four or five days before that and March tenth or eleventh was when I shut everything down to. I'm fortunate in that my real job is I teach online for California University of Pennsylvania so my job per se hasn't changed that much but I'm curious prior to that March eleven. Say a week before that or two weeks before that where was the thought process or was there a thought process about cove nineteen in the Upper Saint Clair School district as far as you as a teacher and also as a track coach where you're traveling all over western Pennsylvania. Yeah so I guess we go back to the end of February. We're still in our indoor track and field season so we're actually at Penn state. We had ugly. Three athletes go to st in so it was the NFL. Or wasn't I don't want to say it wasn't hitting United States but it was something wasn't in the Public train were In any of the media and it may was naive but I didn't know how it would impact us or if it was going to impact us so I can speak from my stealth just in terms of when it I hate. You know that week of the eleventh for before the eleventh the beginning of March on I would see things. Come up on the news or in my twitter. Feed and really. I didn't know the magnitude of what it was in Seoul. The fallen wake. You know we weren't school in All the information that kept coming for the I just I didn't have a lot of information about it beginning so I didn't anticipate the Manitou is going to have on everything in everyone's like how long after the March eleventh again just for people who are listening I know it differs from state to state. Were you aware that the track season was not going to continue or was going to cease to exist from that point forward. Yes it we were two weeks in. That was the end of the second week and occupied w-we end the WPA Kinda like two weeks suspension of nothing ends on the way home. I want to see when I got home. My phone's blowing up and local coaches taxi non. They're taxing me and I guess different districts were handling it differently awesome were just doing exactly with the POW said some were doing more than what they had said But I don't want to say I was in disbelief but it sort of as more time went on. Initially I thought we would go back. Maybe just have a district championship or they would modify. The state need probably about a week and a half ago. I JUST THOUGHT MARK. It seems like this is just not going to happen. part of that. Is You know a lot. The kids that we had the in college I mean their seasons were cancelled at the beginning of March. I was thinking you know if college is GonNA cancel not have a season. It would make sense to me that a high school awkward sees with still go on. I'm curious I know you have a number of athletes. Go on run in college. What effect do you think that? This is going to have on high school seniors now as far as getting recruited or getting if they're good enough getting scholarship money to go to college is the fact that they are not going to be able to run their senior year and run times potentially or PR's right no it's it's GonNa impact a lot of. I would almost even say. Kids are juniors in terms of if they're track athletes usually their junior year weather guy or girl. Those Times that the colleges US recruit them their junior in spring track. So yeah they're gonNA be at a disadvantage. I'm some the seniors we have. That are gonNA run in college. They were in the process of sort of Being proactive prior to that of visiting schools reaching out schools figuring out if running is gonNA work in their future with academic so seniors are missing their senior season But I almost want to say maybe the juniors are going to be track athletes. They're you know very they will have no times at all. Naturally with colleges. College coaches look at in terms of recruiting. We're talking with Doug Patrick. He is the tracking cross country coach at Upper Saint Clair high school as well as a teacher in the school district. Doug the cross or detract season is canceled right now. We're doing this interview on April Fifteenth. We really have no way of knowing when things are going to let up. What are you telling your athletes who are not seniors as far as what's going to happen or or because you don't know how do you express that Susan Yeah So when when all this began to happen can reach out to a couple. A group kids that had a cell phones in. Just ask them how. They're mentally and or their families. Okay so initially. I don't WANNA say they didn't care anything about sport bed. I just wanted to make sure we're used to seeing kids day today. The kids interacting with each other those connections To wave from an adult. It's hard bit for kids a lot of them that kinda defines their peer groups. And I did I I guess I should say. I didn't really care about the athletics for probably two weeks. I just wanted to make sure on number one they were falling CDC guidelines and if their parents did not want them to leave the house they were doing that so I I didn't WanNa talk. Sports training with any of the athletes. Grandma heart went out to them. Losing season. Why that being said A lot of teams. Just the way things your structure like law the distance kids we have rhythms what we do anyway in the fall in the winter in the spring and even with sprint groups. And you know most of those kids we want to move towards independence so if they could safely run and their families were okay with it and if they're running by themselves they would have a pretty good idea what to do. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday. Saturday so initially I did. I did not care about anything other than just making sure. They're safe and healthy in their families are okay But as we're kind of moving through the I mean in my mind I would say for the track kids. The distance group is who I focus on and work with. You know They they will be treating now Like track soul going on And then whenever I'd say the beginning of a middle may the the next step for us just how I feel would be act like we had a district meter state need. Maybe take like five days often recharge and refresh and think about your goals. Then you start shifting in the summer training so like I would When thinking through is distributed They're not going to be racing in groups or having any races. But I think the training should reflect the attract stimulus if you will. I'm curious to kind of get into that a little bit. No more I know is somebody who's a former triathlete in my idea of getting in the woods alone is kind of my refreshing but I know especially with distance running distance running can be a little bit lonely and there's really a lot of commodity between team members. I know if anybody's ever read the book. Once a runner that talks about it hits it very well I see Doug Smile. He probably is prized. I actually read that book. Great Book if anybody WHO's listening has not read it. But I'm curious I know you've you've worked with athletes. How difficult do you think it is for some of these athletes who are used to running with the same four five six seven runners every day to all of a sudden. It's like Oh by God I can only run with mom or dad or if unfortunate enough to have a brother or sister who also runs. I can run with them but no more. That's great conversation that you can have in some of these distance workouts. Yeah I mean. It's going to be a challenge but I think also it's an opportunity to frame it differently. I mean if you're if you have to run by yourself for the next four months one way to look at it is you know. Whoa is me this thing the other way. You have four months or three months to really build good routines out in good habits. You know You'RE NOT GONNA have access to a track. That's fine but there's things that you can do can do road thrashing On strength and mobility You know if you are able to get auto trail I mean. Running is running and you can get a really good aerobics stimulus on the tracker to get it on the trail or get it on your driveway. Air On the roads in front of the street. But I think it's an opportunity to unite talking about this at one point like resiliency Look at it is like you have the opportunity to run. There was a lot of people that aren't healthy. There's a lot of people that aren't safe. Leave they're confined to their room. You know frame it is you. You have a chance to run if you're able to run and you don't look at the negative side of it. I think that's a great insight. I'm kind of curious about this and I may be putting you on the spot here so please feel free to say. I'm not going to even go that direction. But I've been following you on twitter and seeing the re tweets this you do. I noticed that a lot of high schools are doing something where every day or so. They're honoring specific senior athlete. And just you know letting letting people know these are the highlights of these are the things that this person meant to the program not necessarily look how fast this or girl which is more of of what they did and I see that kind of juxtaposition to again watching on social media. Some of the adult runners who've had their spring marathons canceled their spring ten case cancelled. And what I'm saying from the high school students is much more of a. You know. This really sucks but okay. I'm going to get through it and a lot of the adult runners. It seems like they're not handling it that well. Somebody who is adult runner also coaches kids and has kids who after they've matured to adults any insight that you might have of why you see that dichotomy outlet say with with the young kids. I mean if it gets expressing that would say there's a role model probably a parent. I might be. The coach on their team did kind of reflects getting to be active in getting to do a sport is is a privilege not a right in. It's it's something if it's taken away or it's bomber but it's it's not the end of the world You know the runner You Know I. I didn't sign up for any marathoner half marathon or anything like that but the way. I'm just trying to think of about loan. Running IS SPRING. If you coach spring tracker coach any spring I coached spring have family my wife works with three kids active. I teach AP PHYSICS AP task time is happening so every spring. And I'm not complaining. It's usually when I'm not at my Uber Bast. I usually make very poor food. Choices usually packed on a little bit of pounds usually skipped runs. I'm just beat up from being an invite so like the way I'm looking at now is my life is very simple right now. I mean I'm still teaching on at home. Still in a data husband bit like I'm looking at what I get to do and what I get to do now is I would say I'm probably healthier now than I have ever been in the last twelve or thirteen springs because I'm able to get like a decent amount of sleep each night recharge Monday so for adults that are struggling with that Of course that is a bomber that you know you can trust that with these. Healthcare workers are on the front lines in trying to do something not for them but for others and they're putting their lives it rests. I'd say if you miss race it's a bomber. It's not the end of the world in you. Know it gives you an opportunity to train for another six or eight months. I mean you gotTa get past the issue and I think he can move on but you have to also on the positive side of what is opportunity is going. GonNa give you because they give really terrible things if you do all on them and focus on them know. There's often a tendency for people who are runners or any other athletes whether they're high school college or postgraduate or just recreational. You kind of get focused on you run. You have to get your workout in you. Forget about all those other things. The food choices to sleep the various things of controlling your stress etc. You mentioned a few minutes ago that your your life is very simple now because a little simpler because you can't leave the house often thinking ahead. Obviously this is subject to change but when we I won't say go back to normal because I think that's changed forever but when we have a little more freedom to roam around a little bit. What things that you've done so far or that have happened to you so far. Do you think you'll make an emphasis to carry on with you? Either as a professional or somebody with a with a wife and two kids. Yeah I mean bunch things. Obviously they feel home. One is is a family. I mean we've gone on hikes not not with other people with people in here and it's been awesome explore the townships some of the trails amendment. Kids are having a blast even her youngest one We've been doing these like hour long. Hikes or eighty minute hikes. And nobody's really complaining about higher but it's really cool to explore and see the outside. That's something that we haven't done enough of it. You maybe part of. That's just me not being available will be you know way or you know our schedules or things like that sets that definitely want to focus on the other ones who is an. I always struggle with just being patient about things Especially with my own kids. My family In I think if nothing else really learning the value being patient That things aren't always gonNA be scheduled perfectly and try to pretend that on the super flexible adaptable person than you know. Deep down inside when I don't have a schedule routine. It's a struggle So I think also may ensure that I stick to schedule. Something is basic like you know. I'm eating my lunch at home. I'm trying to eat the same stocks that I would during the school year because once again like during summer is a teacher. I I still coach that. I don't have a firm schedule in using my eating habits. Give bad much sleep gets bad so I've been trying to stick to like basic things like Meeting at lunch turning to give choices at an also the whole idea that I'm getting sleep when I'm when I'm cranky and frustrated sleep is usually the one thing that's just not happening and it's interesting. I know you have three young kids and just if you think back you probably recognize the kids are cranky. They probably need a nap. And it's it's not that different for us as adults. Even though it's it's typically been a badge of honor to say. Oh well they need four hours of but I think most of us if we actually are honest could use three to four hours more than that. Yeah hundred percent. I mean during the school year. Sometimes it gets five hours or six hours. There's just things that need done but you know just from running late but I did a really good long run last Friday in Iran for me as long as I eight point six miles I got like eight hours to sleep. In Saturday. Woke Up House. They could man how how in the world how in the world is happening when you're doing like four five six hours so I I'm just happy to bang sleep in thing is anytime. I'm crankier irritable. Rava short fuse on either unger retired soft tried to pay attention to those essential needs. I think I I don't remember who is said but somebody says that When you're a baby you worry about sleeping. Somebody takes care of you and then when you're getting very close to death hopefully at a ripe old age it's almost like your baby again. Even those things in the middle of our lifespan. Like you are and I. We sometimes forget. I think one of the positive things that you've taken away from this is the fact that you know. There's some things that seem so simple but they can really enhance the quality of life and your professionalism your ability to deal with different stresses for sure in another thing that I do roach. I do a lot of rope stretching twice a day It's from a wharton. Some visual routines are great. I've tried to incorporate a few new things into that and sometimes I rushed through them so today was the first day that I really tried to go. Slow through them I have a whole day as we have certain amount of time where teaching and you know the kids are home and I'm trying to make sure that my wife's able to get her worked on as well but I think today was the first day where I actually went through them. Sloan US they get. I need I'm gonNA keep doing this. I need to keep doing it the right way. I'm curious with what you've experienced after the last few weeks probably going on over a month. How do you think this is going to change you coming back into the next school year as far as coaching in cross country in that attract season will Nothing's going to be taken for granted. I mean I don't want to say that we took anything for granted anyway. granted A year ago. But I'm GonNa feel like you know being invitatinal that lasts five six hours A. We're going to be coached. Your McIntyre Is the greatest thing ever you know we. We thought back in May and April that we'd be able to do this and I know there's going to be different. There's going to be different interaction between coaches and not the things wherever negative between different teams. But I think there's going to be a new level of humanity When everybody makes it through the other side in all aspects in the classroom in a we teach during the day than we have office hours were kids can interact with us through Google. Hangout ends you know some of the kids. They are asking stuff about a lower doing ends you know. They and I talked about like the face to face. Interaction is really. It's a bomber and we're doing the best we can but those daily interactions of. Hello Goodbye and small talk in. How're you doing and you know what's coming up? And how was your birthday between adults and kids? I mean that's that's not going to be taken for granted not that it ever was but it's going to be valued. Maybe that's a better way to say it's going to be valuable lot. We're talking with. Doug Patrick he is a cross country coach and track coach at Upper Saint Clair high school as well as a physics teacher. I'm curious switching gears a little bit. You obviously are not going into the school anymore because for the foreseeable future in your teaching from home. How prepared on the teaching aspect. Where you to switch to an online environment. And what do you see is the one or two positives you've already touched a little bit on the negatives as far as not having the day to day interactions and just really for lack of a better term. Small talk with the students yes so Helper was I so the two classes I teach at five total classes but We'll talk about both quickly so one is AP physics one In without when it's an entre based scores but we've been using been using in that class in online textbook that has online. We have reading whizzes an online homework. So that wasn't that big of departure. I've been doing that for at least a decade so Prior to US physically leaving the building I told the kids and ask them questions. Hey whatever happens. Were in a good place. Everybody's used to logging on doing stoppages. I'm not going to be physically there to help you out. There's lots of like ancillary items with a product that we use for that so I I wanna say I felt comfortable. I mean granted big learning her but to me it was sorta like Rome done with the content anyway So it would be this big new thing that had learn offer conceptual which is just not as rigorous you know lower level not a lot of great kids though without. I do a lot with My class lecture. For the whole time I might talk for ten minutes. We do a demo. We watch a video clip for five minutes. They do activity. They share like Just talking to the class the whole time. And it's I try to make his interactive possible. So probably about like three or four years ago which. I'm sure other teachers do as well. I started using Google forms is kinda quick ways to Kid Finishes One thing you can move on this next thing where it would have like a video. They would watch a couple of is Google form on then what they do. Is they worked thrown pace but they were used to going into our. Our school. District has thing called campus. It's an online platform where we have all your courses the agendas and so the kids inseparable. They're also used to accessing things online but I told them before the weekend before last. Whatever happens it's not like we've never done things on line. I'm just not going to be there. It's going to be a little bit different. But you're you're going to be a good place so I didn't feel a lot of apprehension about it. I just knew it was going to be different but our administration was great about kind of not lowering the barbed at lake. Face to face. You can do this and you're not going to be face to face and it's non ideal situation for you. It's not a situation for students. So you have this expectation. Whatever it is you. Just have to like reframing That was awesome to hear because it sort of alleviated a lot of stress that I might have felt that I can deliver exactly what I'm doing in classroom but I mean that's everybody's dealing with that in people that aren't teaching you're dealing with things that are way more challenging. I'm curious just as an aside. I know a lot of universities are giving students the option through the semester until a few days afterwards to rather than take a letter grade. Take a pass fail grade. Is that something that delbra? Saint Clair School district has done or are they still going with Standard grading as they normally have done. It's a modified A. grading schedule so it's not fail and you know it's I I teach you know I don't i. Don't vote on those things. Decided things bit to me. It was look very reasonable. Way To reframe things that it's not exactly the same thing but given the situation in the amount of time. I think it makes sense and I think it's fair to the kids in the family still in the teachers. We're talking with Doug Patrick Review about his coaching. And how that's changed had been kind of put on hold to some extent more of a life coach now with his athletes as opposed to a track coach of distance runners. How it's changed but not so much change teaching schedule and one of the reasons I originally planned to have dug on At pge is Doug does a really great coaches conference every spring for cross country coaches and for those of you who are athletes. If you were fortunate enough to run cross country a lot of times cross country doesn't really get the attention that other sports get so. I Know Doug had a couple of great speakers last year. One from California actually two from California for California University of Pennsylvania at one from the state of California and when they first announced everything was closing down. I was curious what to see and I'm happy to see the Doug is moving this to a global. I'm not gonNA say virtual because it's actually going to be happening but it's going to be over the Internet. Doug I think first of all. Why did you decide to have a coach's conference? I know we've talked about this a little bit past. And then what was your first thought when you found out that school is going to be closed? And you're not gonNA be able to be on the upper saint clair campus in probably June. And then you made the decision to say we're GONNA take this into an online environment. Yes so We did one last year and the idea behind the conference. The clinic is I WANNA give coaches high school coaches or even middle school coaches college coaches a one of them to have the opportunity to interact and learn from somebody. That's Kinda like outside of a local driving thirty minutes so whether that would be if you're a high school coach Coach or your high school coach. It would be coached from another state. It's successful so we did. Last summer was awesome with a lot of fun Great Feedback Speakers were amazing and so we plan to do another face to face one and it's It was scheduled for June twenty six. Which is Friday Three speakers we have we have lined up. Were on Dennis. Parker who is a coach is from Minnesota is Kinda unique in terms of he coached Level collegiate level in Minnesota. Now He's coaching at a high school level. It's NOVA CLASSICAL ACADEMY. He's very successful is work with post-collegiate that was. Kinda like we did a survey last year with the attendees wanted wanted somebody had hosts Clinton experience of the second speaker that we're GONNA fly in. Was Paul Vander Stein. He's from Nick Lavallee in Illinois. I mean nominal coach. He's had his high school guys to name They've gone a Nike Cross. Nationals one at once Chris Derrick professional runners one of his former athletes are going to bring him in and then also Attends slasher had interest in learning from a physical therapist or somebody that works with runners? It's not just strictly coach in ensued. Kelli Kuehne from a calculated. Pt Her website physical therapy. She's amazing she works with runners. So we're GONNA have face to face. Those three people are gonNA come to Upper Saint Clair school. We're GONNA meet you know They would lecture each lecture twice. Qna's Meet and greet the whole nine So in a perfect world that was going to happen. So are you okay if I go into the whole story behind it? I think it's interesting because I know in the fitness world in the physical therapy world in the teaching world people are going. What do I do I know for example? What of my conferences is cancelled already. One of them were still waiting to hear and I know a lot of local and regional ones that said we're going online or using zoom or and other platforms. I think people are listening. It may not be the exact situation therein but it may also be helpful to them to figure. This is another way of doing it kind of breaking down. Those knowledge silos. Moving to live does sure. Yeah so The beginning of March march eleven. Th You know we're out it's Kinda I think that weekend. I got invited on twitter just by circumstance. Somebody I follow is coach. Dimitrius Clark from Indiana and he and I and I think like five other coaches their offspring coach is just invited me to resume so it was kinda cold. Never done it before. Download the apple iphone probably five minutes before we did. It was a lot of fun. So then I start thinking Laying in bed thinking you know what I don't know what's going to happen in the next month I don't know we're GONNA be overdue to face to face. Then you know we travel restrictions and then is thinking even travel restrictions are lifted. I don't want somebody to miss the event because they're worried about you. Know on in health and safety so that week a reshot speakers Anna said. Hey I'm thinking about you. Know perhaps using zoom or you with it and they gave me some feedback and it was all positive feedback and so I wanted to try to do moan zoom before the clinic so I hadn't publicly announced it so on twitter probably the beginning of April. Maybe April April remember Middle March. I just tweeted out. Hey does anyone wanna you know? Listen to a presentation. I did five principles. That halts are disenfranchised improve a thought maybe get like ten people so I could just try see works in. I think I had about forty five or fifty people did on wor in Zoom in some of the people that are in Zoom like Joan Hunter from Blue Valley High School in Virginia. Id Frank from Oregon Adam catch out. I mean there. Are these phenomenal. Coaches just wanted to connect in here and I'm thinking myself if these studs These these awesome phenomenal coaches high. School coaches want. Hear me talk about something. Then there is a need for coaches. They connect enlisted and learn Virtually so that was fantastic Organize another one because I upgraded my Zuma Count. I kind of learned to play Rhonda features so I had identity marker Paul Vander Stein who are speaking the clinic. Scott lists from Vermont. Who is girls won? The cross country state title every year in the last decade Jeff. Purnell News phenomenal coaching. Illinois's law. So I wanted to do one where I would be the host. Kinda like a moderator off four speakers so wanted people to learn. The other thing is selfishly. I wanted to see if I could do zoo screwing it up so it worked out. Had one point like eighty five people in Zoom on fifty. I think the minimum people popping in and out but it was awesome and able to record in again. The need was there. That's all being a lot. There's a need there for coaches can act in so after that. Actually at the end of that I I am announced. Hey were the face to face is no longer going to be faced faced. Be Virtual in positive with that is The overhead is decreased. You know I'm not. I'm not buying plane. Tickets hotel rooms. Don't we don't need those not feeding people so the way I'm GonNa do. It is amusing zoom stream it Event Bright is through the restoration signposts that last night already have taken saul which is crazed of getting alerts on in the morning to get through selling on in the way that I'll push out. Booklet is it'll be a pdf so we'll get it through an email or there's place on event right where they could pick up there. And then I've been going around with people that can attend or people that can baby only attend part of it because it's going to be Friday June twenty six. It'll start at quarter eleven in the morning eastern standard time and runs full bought four thirty in the afternoon eastern standard time at played around with using dropbox record it and share it. I played around video on making password protected so once again. How do you frame the situation right? Now I'm framing it as people still WANNA connect people still WANNA learn in. So I WANNA make sure that I still provide that service and then also Taking advantage of forcing myself to become trouble with technology and learn it. And you know there's always a little bit apprehension last night when it went live you know am I gonNA screw this off is GonNa work and then it's like when are you ready variety so if it's going to help people you just do it. And that's the way it goes so the conference is still going to happen. We're hoping there may be some face to face option burt. No matter what goes on in the world it is possible to register in see through zoom and potentially see a recording of it afterwards. Is that correct for sure? And it's you know with everything else financially challenging now too. I mean it's it's like fourteen dollars and I think like thirty cents which to me I think is it. Oh for the here. Three like really awesome speakers and connect with others in learn Ni-. I hope that's a reasonable. That's I that's reasonable valley. I mean I pay it that I'm a little bit is just. There is a need for of help people in it expanded. I mean I on those two talk about. There were people from all over the country taxes. Florida Kansas Missouri. I'm getting like DM's from North Dakota was just really cool to see how social media has a very positive interaction quality to it. I think one of the things that people might not be aware of also as you have the potential to literally get people from all over the world. I know with the moving to lift podcast when I started. I never expected to interview people all over the world but literally through the wonders of Zoom. You can have somebody in Australia. Or Singapore attending your conference in. You never know the next year. They may be a speaker for you. Yeah I mean you're you're hitting it right on the head it's it's the connection you're making. It really helped push things for sport and for movement and it. It's just cool to see that kind of stuff route. We've had the good fortune to be talking with coach. Doug Patrick he is a track and cross country coach at Upper Saint Clair High School Physics Professor Physics Teacher at Upper Saint Clair high school and I think he's had some excellent insight on. I think the correct word is adapting to our current situation. And I wanted to get him on here to talk about that. Because I've got a lot of respect for the way he coaches athletes and the way he approaches athletics in academics and I also wanted to give him the opportunity to talk about his conference. Which is coming up Doug I want to thank you for taking time to talk to both moving to live. If you're in the Pittsburgh area or you're not in you're not following him on twitter. You're missing some interesting in time using tweets. Yes so You know any aunt if anybody's interested in the conference once again the date. It's it's Friday. June twenty six Way It'll work. You can get the information from on twitter. That's at Doug Hatrick one You can also follow our clinic. Twitter account that is at clinic USC. X. E. T. F. and the way to work is going on you follow us. You'll go to a link. It's in my bio it's also on the clinic bio and if you click on it'll take you right to event bright in all the details. They're on the way to work. Is You will sign up. It's the cost. Is Fourteen dollars. Thirty six cents on. It'll be on sale. We can accommodate many people. It'll be on sale cry up to a week before the event happens. And we have three presenters wants. Get DENNIS PARKER FROM MINNESOTA. Phenomenal coach. Works with post-collegiate now is coaching high. School Athletes Hall Vander steamed from Nick Lavallee at high school. Which is in Illinois? He's had teams go to Nike Cross. Nationals in a team when the whole thing add a very amazing physical therapists Kelli Kuehne. Who's really helped? A lot of our runners still stay healthy injury-free in so we'll stream the event. It'll be on zoom. You'll check into the event between ten forty five in the morning. Eastern Standard Time in the presentations will start. Eleven in we'll go through we'll do. Qna through chat each presenter will talk for about seventy minutes. Then we'll have a twenty five minute you and a will feel what actions through the chat. I'll have five minute break after each speaker will wrap things up around for thirty. We're GONNA have a PDF that'll have all the clinic. Notes The slides all the presenters have so that would be another a really good takeaway where he may be printed out or just look at it as they're talking. We also plan on recording on each of those three lectures So that you'll be a look at them in the future or if you're somebody who's not able to watch all three at once live on you'll be at a check them out on your Great Information from Doug Patrick will have all that information also in the show notes Doug thanks again for taking time to talk to fill out Pittsburgh and moving to live. Let you finish off in all these great to talk to you. I enjoy listening your podcast. Thanks for listening to the latest episode of moving to live. Make sure you check out the show notes for contact information for our latest guest as well as links about all the things. We talked about intern. 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Kingpins Daily: Stephanie St. Clair

Kingpins

05:09 min | 1 year ago

Kingpins Daily: Stephanie St. Clair

"This is kingpins. Apar- cast original. I'm Alistair and I'm kate every day in May we're featuring a quote by an iconic crime figure us in their own words what it takes to survive in the underworld. Today's quote is from Nineteen Twenties and thirties. Underworld boss Stephanie Sinclair. During that time she was engaged in a fierce rivalry with Simon. Flynn Heimer more commonly known as mobster Dutch Schultz. Eventually Saint Clair came out on top as Schultz lay dying. She sent him this final message as ye sell. So shall you reap the Seeds Stephanie? Saint Clair sewed allowed her to become one of the most powerful women in New York City. According to her biographer Shirley Stewart Saint Clair immigrated to New York from Guadeloupe in one thousand nine hundred eleven at only thirteen old but despite her young age and the unfamiliar surroundings she hit the ground running over the next twelve years. Some report suggest. Saint Clair was already establishing herself in. New York's world specifically in Harlem. It wasn't long before she was the leader of a local gang called the forty thieves by nineteen twenty-three had saved up ten thousand dollars around one hundred fifty thousand dollars in today's money but rather than sitting on this nest egg twenty-six-year-old Saint Clair used it to grow her empire to even greater heights. She established a numbers racket. Assaultive underground lottery for black family struggling to make a living betting just a few sense on the numbers could lead to a jackpot worth hundreds of dollars. And for Stephanie. Saint Clair all. Those pennies accumulated into a vast fortune but rather than use her money. Solely for personal gain. Saint Clair funneled it back into her community. She supported local businesses provided loans. And did what she could to help. Harlem flourish thanks to her investments. Harlem's black families didn't have to rely on the numbers for cash. This success didn't go unnoticed. Jewish boss Dutch Schultz was on the lookout for a new racket. And Stephanie Sinclair's operation was the perfect target Schultz had deep pockets and use that money to buy off. New York's police officers and politicians beginning in the fall of nineteen twenty eight. They started cracking down on Stephanie. Saint Clair's business sinclair had allies of her own but she couldn't match Schultz's firepower by the Mid Nineteen Thirties. He had taken over most of her empire but she refused to give up and eventually Schultz made a mistake. Stephanie Saint Clair wasn't Dutch Schultz's only enemy. There were some people he just couldn't buy including district attorney. Thomas Dewey Schultz didn't take kindly to do his crusade against organized crime so he decided to take out the meddlesome. Da However there were even big efficient the mope than Dutch Schultz namely Charles Lucky Luciano the self-proclaimed head of New York's five families. He thought that killing dewey would cause too many problems and refused to authorize. The hit Schultz decided to go ahead with it anyway but when Luchino got word that his underling was disobeying him. He sent his own men after him on October. Twenty Third Nineteen thirty five. They cornered Schultz and shot him in the Gut. Although he was mortally wounded Schultz managed to hang on for another day. Just long enough for Stephanie Sinclair to get the last laugh. As he lay dying she sent him a telegram from the Bible verse. Galatian six seven as ye so so shall Ye Reap Dutch. Schultz may have taken over saint. Clair's business but in the end. She emerged victorious after a brief jail. Ston in the nineteen forties for shooting her husband. She lived the rest of her life in crime. Louis anonymity she passed away on December eleventh. Nineteen sixty nine at seventy one years old as the saying goes living well is the best revenge. Thanks for listening. We'll be back tomorrow. With another quote you can find more episodes of kingpins for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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'Why Is There Nothing Left?' Pension Funds Failing At Catholic Hospitals

NPR's Business Story of the Day

05:07 min | 1 year ago

'Why Is There Nothing Left?' Pension Funds Failing At Catholic Hospitals

"Support for NPR and the following message come from Almond Board of California. Did you know almond farmers and processors are dedicated to continuous improvement like putting everything an almond tree grows to good use more about their zero waste goal at almondsustainability dot org in upstate. New York hundreds of former complexities of a Catholic hospital have lost their pensions after their pension fund collapsed now. Their situation illustrates a problem. That is pretty widespread. Many many religious organizations are not covered by federal program that protects most other employees pensions. NPR's Chris Arnold brought us this report the people who worked at Saint Clair as hospital in Schenectady New York say it was like being part of a big family for some especially. My Dad worked there as a pharmacist when when I was a young kid and I you know I remember I was always there. It seemed like always part of that community of people care and Bradley followed her dad's lead and worked at the hospital for twenty four years and she's a nurse. She's fifty six now. Bradley says the pay wasn't great at Saint Clair's but it was a good hospital. I enjoyed what they did there and believed in the promises that were made about the pension but the hospital which was founded by the Catholic Church ran into financial problems command in two thousand and eight it was folded into a larger hospital system workers were told though at that time that the pension would still be there for them but then a year ago they got letters in the mail. Bradley was told essentially her twenty four years at the hospital didn't matter her pageant was gone. She stands to get nothing. Why is there nothing laughed who screwed up you know who did what to. Who and how come this happen Jr and who's accountable the AARP foundation is asking the same questions. It's it suing the Catholic diocese of Albany on behalf of the workers. The lawsuit says more than six hundred people lost their entire pensions. Bradley says her husband has been has some retirement savings but the couple's not sure that it's going to be enough. We have a daughter who has special needs so we have to worry about her future to now now most people in the US do not have pensions but those that do the vast majority are protected by government insurance program employers with tensions have to pay into it but religious religious organizations such as Catholic hospitals they can opt out and both avoid that expense and the cost of complying with other federal pageant rules. That's what the people managing managing. St Clair's hospital dead so there is no guarantee and many workers really are left with nothing dare. Smith is an attorney with the Aarp Foundation Russian. It's incredibly devastating I mean these folks were relying on this money for their retirement and they were promised over and over there about one million people people with pensions from religious organizations that have no federal backstop. That's an estimate from lawyers in a related case. That's not to say that all those pension plans are in trouble but some are and there is a growing number of lawsuits. The Saint Clair's case argues that even though the hospital had an exemption from the federal rules. It's still violated violated state law by failing to provide the pensions that were promised so dare. Smith says religious groups can't just abandon their workers. This is really a new wave colosseum. It's finding a way to make sure that they can be held accountable sixty nine year old Mary Hart Sean is also affected. She worked in radiology at the hospital and she's he's actually had to sell her house because of this pension debacle and it's still pretty hard for her to talk about it. Now House was going to be the place I retired retired who was just a little house but it sat on a little lake and it was so pretty peaceful and it just wasn't it wasn't gonNA work out. I knew knew it was in an I'm okay. I'm GonNa you know you get through it but it does take its toll on your heart and soul and to actually harsher and says she's better off than most. She's in a smaller class of older workers who were offered seventy percent of their pensions going forward but she says she couldn't trust that the money he would be there so she took a lump sum payout instead which she says wasn't very much money for its part the diocese declined and interview due to the litigation but said in a statement that it knows that people are suffering but that the diocese quote never managed the Saint Clair's pageant find Saint Clair's as a separate corporation and quote Victoria Esposito is a local legal-aid attorney working with the AARP on the case. She says it's not true that the Diaz has no responsibility. This hospital was run by the Catholic Church more specifically diocese of Albany and the diocese of Albany is responsible for making these people whole and paying their pensions like many diocese icees. Albany is facing costs related to the church sex abuse scandal but the lawyers for the workers say the diocese is not bankrupt. There's money there so esposito. Zito hopes the lawsuit can succeed so the people who worked at Saint Clair's hospital can get their pants back Chris Arnold N._p._R. News.

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'Why Is There Nothing Left?' Pension Funds Failing At Catholic Hospitals

NPR's Story of the Day

05:10 min | 1 year ago

'Why Is There Nothing Left?' Pension Funds Failing At Catholic Hospitals

"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity. Some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like Xfinity X. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply in upstate New York hundreds of former employees of a Catholic hospital have lost their pensions after their pension fund collapsed now their situation illustrates a problem. That is pretty widespread. Many religious organizations are not covered by federal program that protects most other employees pensions. NPR's Chris Arnold brought us this report. The people who worked at Saint Clair's hospital in Schenectady New York say it was like being part of a big family for some especially. My Dad worked there as a pharmacist when I was a young kid and I you know I remember I was always there. It seemed like always part of that community of People Karen Bradley followed her dad's lead and worked at the hospital for twenty four years. She's a nurse. She's fifty six now. Bradley says the pay wasn't great at Saint Clair's but it was a good good hospital. I enjoyed what I did there and believed in the promises that were made about the pension but the hospital which was founded by the Catholic Church ran into financial problems and in two thousand and eight it was folded into a larger hospital system workers were told at that time that the pension would still be there for for them but then a year ago they got letters in the mail. Bradley was told essentially her twenty four years at the hospital didn't matter her pension was gone. She stands to get nothing. Why is there nothing left. Who screwed up you know who did what to? Who and how come this happened and who's accountable the AARP. He Foundation is asking the same questions. It's suing the Catholic Diocese Albany on behalf of the workers. The lawsuit says than six hundred people lost their entire. Your Pensions Bradley says her husband has some retirement savings but the couple's not sure that it's going to be enough. We have a daughter who has special needs so we we have to worry about her future to know most people in the US do not have pensions but those that do the vast majority are protected by government insurance program employers as with pensions have to pay into it but religious organizations such as Catholic hospitals they can opt out and both void that expense and the cost of complying with other federal the pageant rules. That's what the people managing Saint Clair's hospital dead so there is no guarantee and many workers really are left with nothing. Darren Smith is an attorney with the Aarp Foundation. It's incredibly devastating I mean these folks were relying on this money for their retirement and they were promised at over and over over and there are about one million people with pensions from religious organizations that have no federal backstop. That's an estimate from lawyers in a related case. That's not to say that all those pension plans are in trouble but some are and there is a growing number of lawsuits. The St Clair's case argues that even though the hospital had an exemption exemption from the federal rules it still violated state law by failing to provide the pensions that were promised so dare Smith says religious groups can't just abandon endon their workers. This is really a new wave of lawsuits finding a way to make sure that they can be held accountable sixty nine year old. Mary Hart Short is also affected. She worked in radiology at the hospital and she's actually had to sell her house because of this pension tobacco and it's still pretty hard for her to talk about it. Now House was the the place I retired. It was just a little house but it sat on a little lake and it was so pretty peaceful and it just it wasn't it wasn't going to work out. I knew it wasn't an I'm okay. I'M GONNA get through it but it does take it gets toll on your heart and soul and actually heart. Tran- says she's better off than most. She's in a smaller class of older workers who were offered seventy percent of their pensions going forward but she says she couldn't trust that the money would be there so she took a lump sum payout instead which she says wasn't very much money for its part. The diocese declined client interview due to the litigation but said in a statement that it knows that people are suffering it but that the diocese quote never managed the St Clair's pageant find Saint Clair's as a a separate corporation and quote Victoria esposito is a local legal aid attorney working with the AARP on the case. She says it's not true that the diocese has has no responsibility. This hospital was run by the Catholic Church more specifically the diocese of Albany and the diocese of Albany is responsible for making these these people and paying their pensions like many diocese. Albany is facing costs related to the church sex abuse scandal but the lawyers for the workers say the diocese is not bankrupt scrubs. There's money there so esposito hopes the lawsuit can succeed so the people who worked at St Clair's hospital can get their pensions back Chris Arnold N._p._R. News.

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St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 3  Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

02:44 min | 9 months ago

St. Clare of Assisi Novena Day 3 Discerning Hearts Podcast

"A No Vena Saint Clair Day three. from a letter Saint Agnes of Prague. Consider also the midst of his life. His humility or at least his blessed poverty. The countless hardships and the punishments that he endured for the redemption of the human race. Indeed. Ponder. The final days of this mirrored one. Contemplate the inevitable love with which he was willing to suffer on the tree of the Cross. And to die they're. A kind of death that is more shameful than any other. That mere suspended upon the wood of the cross from there kept urging those passing by. Of what must be considered saying? Oh, all you who pass by this way look and see if there's any suffering like my suffering. In response let us with one voice and one spirit answer him who is crying out and lamenting. I will remember this over and over and my soul will sink within me. Beer Saint Clair. As a young girl you imitated your mother's love for the poor of your native Assisi. Inspired by the preaching of Saint Francis who sang enthusiastically of his Lord Jesus and Lady Poverty. You gave your life to. Jesus at Nineteen years of age allowing Saint Francis to cut off your beautiful hair. And Invest You with the Francis in Hammond. All through your life, you offered your great suffering for your sister's the poor players and the conversion of souls. You greatly aided Saint Francis with his new order carrying on his spirit in the Franciscans after his death. Most of all, you had a love of Jesus in the most blessed sacrament. Which fueled your vocation to love and care for the poor? please. Pray for me. That I will seek keep Jesus as my first love as you did. Help me to grow in love of the blessed sacrament. Care for the poor and offer my whole life to. God. Heavenly father. Thank you for the gift of Saint, Clair. Your intercession please here and answer my prayer in the name of Jesus your. Son. Man.

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No Man's Land: Coming Nov. 15

No Man's Land by The Wing

02:52 min | 2 years ago

No Man's Land: Coming Nov. 15

"It seems like women's history is only told one way during one month out of the year. Amelia, Earhart became the first female to play across the Atlantic landed her husband, we keep hearing about the same women over and over again, which is crazy to me because I know there are still so many more great stories to tell. I'm Alexis cow. The in house historian at the wing and host of no-man's-land a new podcast that looks at the lives of women who refused to be defined by their era. You know, she comes into New York as a mystery as she leaves out of New York as in this room women who wouldn't take no for an answer when I came to her room should look at that. She should have gotten fourteen rejections. I really am or writer and women who are definitely considered too bad for your textbooks. Hasn't gone anywhere. And the Queen is not the clearing war stories of murder gangsters mysterious disappearances, an untimely ends stories of women rewriting the narrative using their voice to change history and their present. In the first season of no-man's-land will meet Stephanie Saint Clair aka queenie, a gangster in nineteen twenties Harlem was she outside of legal work. Yes. Was she arrested? Yes. Did she commit crimes and go to jail. Yes. But she was also a very respectable type of woman, and we'll focus on the exact moment in which journalist IB, be wells realized something that would change the rest of her life and put that life in danger her militancy began in Memphis. While also learn about revolutionary artists on amend Diatta and her shocking and untimely death. The story of the murder of on-demand Yeta stands in for patriarchy in the art world. No-man's-land isn't just about the women. You might not know it's about the women. You think, you know, women like Sylvia Plath who've been reduced to just one thing. Oh, it's the moody Goth, girl and her moody dark music at the expense of so much else. Her poems did feel like weapons and they still do. And that's just the beginning. No-man's-land starts next week. Subscribe wherever you get your podcast and get ready for the first episode on November fifteen. Yeah. My god. I'm scared of her right now.

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Queenie - Stephanie St. Clair

Female Criminals

46:55 min | 1 year ago

Queenie - Stephanie St. Clair

"Due to the graphic nature of this episode listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of abuse and corruption that some people may find offensive. We'd wise extreme caution for children under the age of thirteen on July thirtieth nineteen eleven the steamer ship the s Jonah had just arrived in New York City after an arduous journey for one month it had made its voyage gauge from the Turquoise Sea of the Caribbean up the deep and Dark Atlantic and now finally it had arrived in the gray oil tinged waters of New York City's Upper Bay on one side of the ship's Deck well-to-do passengers and fine coats and elegant hats saddened saddened deckchairs as they watched the Statue of Liberty grow larger on the horizon on the other dozens of young black women crowded along the ship's railing link to do the same among them. A thin thirteen year. Old Girl pushed her way through the throng as she reached the railing. She gazed out onto the skyline of New York City. She was just a wisp of a girl but tall with dark shrewd is that belied her age as as soon as she set foot in America she would use this to her advantage on Ellis island while the other black passengers. There's of the SS Jonah were processed and immigration agent asked the girl to stained her age knowing that thirteen was far too young to travel alone. The girl bluffed she said twenty three the agent looked up from his papers giving the skinny girl a skeptical skeptical look he took in her height and then her youthful face but the girl held steady peering right back the agent side side on her documents. He scrawled about twenty three years. He handed her papers and said welcome to America Erica Miss Saint Clair. It was Stephanie Saint Clair's first lesson in her new country. All rules can be bent but there were some. She was determined to brake. You picture a murderer against her a thief. Did you picture a a woman. We didn't think so- society associates men with dangerous crimes but what happens when the perpetrator is female every Wednesday we examine the psychology motivations and atrocities of female criminals hi. I'm Sammy Ni- and I'm Vanessa Richardson and you're listening to female criminals apar- cast original you can find episodes of female criminals and all other podcast originals per free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream female criminals for free on spotify just open the APP and type female criminals in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network and if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening. It really does help today. We're talking about Stephanie Saint Clair Arguably New York City's first black woman gangster. Who's influenced shaped the organized crime I'm world during the Nineteen Twenties and thirties this week will delve into the mystery around Stephanie's early life and her first foray into the underworld world of venture that letter to establish one of the most lucrative numbers rackets in New York history next week will examine Stephanie's impact impact on her community her struggle with the white mob and the legacy she left behind little is known about Stephanie Saint Clair's life before her criminal career. This is partly due to a race and partly due to the time and place of her birth earth as a black woman born in the eighteen hundreds formal records of history were few and far between a facts that would play to her advantage edge later in life however there are some things we know for sure Stephanie. Saint Clair was born on December twenty fourth eighteen ninety seven in the French West indies on what is known today as the Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe. She was the third child of four and the oldest daughter of Ama- decent Claire and Onslow Mar tro Stephanie was born over fifty years after the abolition of slavery in the West indies and so her parents lived as free people but the Saint Clair shores weren't just free they were part of an elite social and economic class on Guadalupe because records show that Stephanie's parents were married. We can assume that they held a higher status among other black islanders according to her book the world of Stephanie Saint Clair An entrepreneur race woman and outlaw in early Twentieth Century Haarlem Author Shirley Steuer rights that a government acknowledged marriage was one of the limited privileges granted to these upper class black citizens at the time and the basis of this status was almost entirely highly determined by a combination of a person's ancestry and their resources those whose relatives were more recent slaves were considered lower class. They'd had limited access to money and education however those individuals with longer histories of free ancestors were able to inherit and accumulate wealth and in some cases even land. Stewart goes on to explain that these elite black islanders commonly worked in a skilled trade it directly under or beside the small population of wealthy whites on Guadeloupe Stephanie's father for instance was most likely an artisan and well respected in the community education was another privilege that the Saint Clair's enjoyed unlike many black girls at the time Stephanie was put in school and taught to read and write in both French and English. It was important to her parents that their children take advantage of their education and continue to elevate their families station. The Saint Clair's were very proud of their distinguished place in the community which is why it hurt deeply when that status was put at risk around nineteen o eight when Stephanie was just eleven years old her father on d. passed away this was a huge blow to the Saint Clair family. It was his work that it afforded his family their relative wealth and education they had and without him. Stephanie's mother onslow was left with no source of income and four young mouths to feed onslaught struggled to keep up appearances in the community but money quickly dwindled and she compensated by dipping into her daughter's dowries. Eventually she was forced to take Stephanie Out of school with no education and limited marriage prospects Stephanie's future began to dim onslaught knew that keeping her daughter on Guadeloupe loop would sentence Stephanie to a life of hardship and no mobility so she looked elsewhere sending Stephanie to France would have been the obvious choice voiced onslaught given that French was the national language of Guadeloupe however France was suffering a cholera epidemic at the time and Shipping Stephanie. Hey there would have meant delivering her daughter to her death. Instead arrangements were made for Stephanie to travel to french-speaking Montreal on a Transatlantic Trans Atlantic ship by way of New York City. The voyage would be a long twenty days in the steerage section of a luxury steamship and thirteen year old Stephanie money would go alone the nest going to take over on the psychology here and throughout the episode please note. Vanessa is not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist I but she has done a lot of research for the show. Thank Sammy leaving your family and home country alone and at such a young age no doubt has psychological consequences but in some cases it can help young emigrants develop what researchers Matias Gay Bouza Lem and Baltimore mid dog call self efficacy self efficacy is an individual's perceived belief in their ability to control their circumstances and their own potential for success assess gay Wulan maytag right that self efficacy is mainly influenced by the ratio between an individual's access to resources and their exposure exposure to constraints for example a constraint may be the loss of a social support system while a resource like the promise of employment would mitigate that constraint straight which was exactly the case for Stephanie Saint Clair before her voyage to Montreal. Stephanie's mother used an employment agency agency to find her work well the Canadians. We're looking for young french-speaking black women to serve as maids or nannies in their mostly white households girls like Stephanie were in demand so when Stephanie left her home island and her family behind she at least knew she had a job job and housing waiting for her on the other side of the world this would have given the young girl a sense of security and purpose rather than helplessness and thus a greater sense of self efficacy gay. Wu's alum and maddox research shows that individuals with high self efficacy adapt to new environments armaments more easily they trust themselves to meet the demands of their circumstances interpreting them as challenges rather than threats simply put it makes aches a person bold a quality that Stephanie Saint Clair soon had in spades this sense of agency or what others would later describe scribe as her fighting spirit would become one of Stephanie's most defining characteristics once she stepped aboard the S S Jonah Stephanie left a life of relative comfort with her family behind though the SS Jonah was billed as a luxury steamer steamer ship with opulent cabins and High Class Amenities for the wealthy tourists life below deck was very different dozens of black Caribbean women were traveling in steerage they struggled for space and fresh air in the ship's crowded underbelly and if it became too stifling the women's only other option was to sleep on the main deck exposed to the harsh elements of the open ocean on the SS Jonah Stephanie was was no longer the young lady of a respected black family. She was glorified. Chattel for the twenty days that the SS Jonah on a slowly made its way to New York City thirteen year old Stephanie Sinclair learned a hard lesson in class while the rich sipped champagne in the ballrooms above her head. Stephanie fought for scraps of a measly dinner in steerage below. If you wanted something she learned you needed tap fight for it by any means necessary so when thirteen year old Stephanie finally arrived on Ellis Island for processing in a new the country she took destiny into her own hands and molded it to her will she was twenty three now not thirteen and in some ways her new age fit her better than thirteen ever had her experience lying to the immigration official would shape Stephanie's understanding standing of government institutions and laws for the rest of her life. Everything she learned was a game and the day Stephanie came to America America. She decided to play after her release from Ellis. Island Stephanie traveled North to Montreal to work for the Canadian du Bois family there. She spent the rest of her teenage years. Toiling in domestic servitude little is known about Stephanie's. He's time in Montreal but because she left Canada after no more than five years a relatively short period of time for a living domestic worker we can assume that the life of made didn't suit the strong willed girl Stephanie most likely couldn't stand the pointless drudgery and limited freedom ultimately. Admittedly she abandoned her post now for perhaps the first time in her young life. Stephanie's destiny was in her own hands. She was faced with a choice returned to her home. Country her beloved island and back to the arms of her family or stay on her new continent utterly alone alone and live the life of opportunity her mother had hoped for her. Stephanie Unsurprisingly made the bold choice around Nineteen Sixteen Stephanie Sinclair crossed the border back into New York leaving her past life of domestic mystic servitude far behind her. She was only eighteen but her paper stated that she was a full decade older at twenty eight with with her second chance at a fresh start. Stephanie was looking to redefine herself in her new home. The possibility seemed endless in such a bustling metropolis list for a black woman and especially an immigrant in the nineteen hundreds. The opportunities in the land of the free weren't as abundant as promised but there there was a new era dawning in New York City and Stephanie Sinclair had arrived just in time to help usher it in nineteen sixteen was a year at the cusp of two historical evolutions for black people in New York the Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance the Great Migration was a historical exodus of African Americans from the rural south to northern cities from roughly nineteen sixteen to Nineteen nineteen forty hundreds of thousands of people moved north to escape the repression of Jim Crow laws this influx of black people into New York works city would become one of the key catalysts for the Harlem Renaissance. This was a period of social and cultural change in New York City dating from roughly nineteen nineteen eighteen to nineteen thirty five. It was a time of new intellectualism and artistry that reflected the modern black experience and it all took took place in the northern Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem so when Stephanie Saint Clair reentered New York City. She like thousands of other Black New Yorkers decided to settle in Harlem in a burgeoning black community. Stephanie's race was no longer a barrier to employment and she'd find that her immigrant background was actually a boon because of her elite upbringing in Guadeloupe Stephanie received an education that most black women born in in America never had access to not only could she read and write in both French and English. She had some education in math and soon these skills proved incredibly useful in nineteen sixteen eighteen year old Stephanie was desperate for work anything she thought what would be better than the drudgery of being made and after spending some time in her new neighborhood. She found her opportunity. 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That's friends without the our best teams now back to the story around Nineteen Sixteen eighteen year old Stephanie Sinclair Claire had found herself back in New York City in a great era of change the Great Migration and the subsequent Harlem Renaissance had started the opening doors for black people in black majority communities and Teenage Stephanie had secured herself job as the bookkeeper of a Harlem policy banker anchor an enviable yet criminal position policy banking can be described simply as half lottery and half investment asmant because it was a numbers racket it was technically an illegal form of gambling and considered by police to be a misdemeanor offense but policy he banking was also a credible institution within black communities at the turn of the twentieth century at the time. Many mainstream banks refused to serve black clients science leaving African Americans with few options to invest their money as a result policy banking was created in communities like Harlem to fill this need participating in policy bank gave players a chance to accumulate large amounts of money. They wouldn't have access to otherwise this was was done through a numbers game a lottery like system where bettors would select a three digit number and choose an amount to put down on that number those who hit the lucky combination would collect the pot. It wasn't guarantee but if you won the reward from the numbers game was better better than any bank. Loan winters were paid off quickly and handsomely in tax free cash. It was a form of entertainment that everyone in the community could participate in and benefit from regardless of class or income all it took was a few pennies while policy banking was illegal it was also entirely non-violent a victimless crime and soon it was Stephanie St Clair's empire of choice for the next six years. Stephanie worked as a bookkeeper for the male policy banker. She observed closely paying careful attention to his strategies. He's and the way the banker conducted himself running Policy Bank Stephanie learned required shrew judgment and an incredible work ethic every day. A new numbers game was generated for clients and every day they coordinated hundreds of beds and thousands of of dollars not to mention the dozens of staff. Policy Banking was no cakewalk. It was a business after all albeit an illegal one and Stephanie Stephanie became a quick study during her tutelage under the policy banker. She Handley balanced numbers while also navigating a sea of different personalities. He's within and outside the business. Gaining better trust was a huge component of a banker success and Stephanie went out of her way to forge relationships nations ships. She became a face that people knew within the community and hers was a hard one to forget Stephanie. Saint Clair was a beauty by many standards she was tall and slender with fine boned features and an elegant air and as a french-speaking black woman she was somewhat somewhat of a novelty in Harlem Stephanie capitalized on this around nineteen eighteen while in her early twenties she began fashioning an an entirely new identity for herself built on the foundation of her mother tongue. She began telling people that she was European originally hailing link from the French city of Marseille to drive the point home any time. Someone asked about her home country. She answered their question in perfect French French. Americans she found could not tell the difference between a genuine French accent and the heavily accented dialect spoken on the islands of the West indies and so Stephanie began to successfully reinvent herself as an elegant European lady. It was all part of a new persona a projection of of how she wished to be seen as opposed to who she really was. Perhaps Stephanie obscured her history because she hoped to create an era of sophistication in her her new life in America or perhaps in some way. This newly claimed elegance was her dedication to her mother. Onslaught Saint Clair had been respected lady all of Stephanie's life until her husband's death. This refinement was important to her mother and by sending Stephanie to America she had taken a great risk in the hope that Stephanie would one day have the chance to become a respected lady herself. We can only speculate the reason for Stephanie's decision to claim a false European identity however the social climate at that time between African American and Black Caribbean the and emigrants may shed light on another reason in the nineteen twenties animosity had begun to build between these two groups partly due to jealousy in the US many African Americans were denied an education or at least a substantial one Caribbean immigrants however however had a reputation for coming to the US highly literate and fairly well educated. This glaring difference fostered resentment in black. Americans as the two groups began competing for resources and employment in an increasingly crowded city. Essentially they were pitted against each other by virtue of their limited opportunity to Stephanie reshaping the story of her origin may have been a way to avoid tension with her new Harlem Neighbors Clients Chance According to researcher Marco Valente. This is a somewhat common approach used among first generation immigrants in the face of local prejudice. Many times individuals will choose to adjust their names accents or appearances to better fit their adopted country however some immigrants will take this this even further and present a new identity entirely most often these false identities hail from a country considered more high status than their actual well home. It's a strategy that Valente calls covering European countries especially our common for immigrants to claim as their cover places of origin and so once again Stephanie molded her identity to fit her knees justice she had convinced the immigrant official on Ellis island that she was a decade older. Stephanie convinced the good people of Harlem that she was in fact a refined Frenchwoman and she nailed the performance. Everyone Stephanie Saint Clair met in Harlem remembered the Beautiful Frenchwoman who took their numbers game bets. She endeared herself self to her neighbors and gained their trust. She knew everyone's names and would ask after their children and their health as far as they knew Stephanie Saint Clair cared heard about them and with her their money was always in good hands but these niceties weren't without purpose with Stephanie Anthony. There was always an endgame in her early twenties. It was winning over the people of Harlem. She was deliberately building a reputation for herself. One by one person by person priming the pump for the day. She began her own policy banking business. She was just waiting for the right moment moment and in Nineteen Twenty when Stephanie was twenty two that moment arrived prohibition was enacted that year beginning a thirteen thirteen year long renaissance of organized crime of course mobs already existed prior to Nineteen Twenty but prohibition addition just fed the beast while legal saloons closed almost immediately the doors to gin joints opened speakeasy easies began to pop up in every neighborhood in New York City and many were based in private apartments. It didn't matter who ran the operation whether black or white it was all illegal a black man's booze was as good as any other the energy and Manhattan was Electric Stephanie was living living in a time where the boundaries between illegal and legal where blurred beyond recognition. Her environment was finally catching up with her personal philosophy. All rules can be bent right and left her neighbors were profiting off prohibition and more Harlem residents making money men into things a need for banking and a need for an entertainment outlet a place to use their new disposable income policy banking would fulfill both it was finally the moment for Stephanie Saint Clair to make her next move and this time she was taking a gamble she was going into business for herself. When we return Stephanie Opens her own Policy Policy Bank leading her on the path to becoming madame saint clair fame money obsession and these things can make athletes seem superhuman but what happens when those professional sports reveal the darker side of their humanity every every week the podcast original sports criminals investigate some of the most significant sports crimes throughout the world. They'll explore the dramatic collision course Savar most revered athletes and the underbelly of society. 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It was a huge undertaking and it wasn't cheap either. She invested ten thousand dollars in the new operation an amount that would total almost one hundred and fifty thousand dollars today. It's unclear where Stephanie acquired the seed money for the operation. It was nearly impossible to raise startup capital as a woman in the nineteen twenties and black men couldn't expect to obtain loans from mainstream banks for their legitimate businesses. Let alone black women running illegal ones it was most likely from many sources including her own savings after all Stephanie had been working king for over a decade starting at age thirteen. If this is true then such a long term accumulation of savings would mean that Stephanie we always planned to embark on some sort of entrepreneurial pursuit like everything in Stephanie's life what she did was intentional but the start of her policy bank was notable for an entirely different reason though black owned businesses were beginning to flourish in Nineteen Twenties Harlem with the start of the Harlem Renaissance and Prohibition Black People still owned and operated less than twenty percent of all businesses in the area. The the remaining eighty percent was claimed almost entirely by white business people living outside of the neighborhood and of the few women owned businesses in Harlem most so these were beauty parlours or cleaning services. Stephanie was the only black woman running her own policy bank like most things in the nineteen eighteen twenty s numbers games were male dominated scene but ironically it was perhaps one of the few fields she could pursue or her success wasn't isn't narrow due to race or gender policy banking was already operating outside the constraints of legality and therefore didn't play by the same rules as other businesses in a normative oppressive society. It was a fitting place for a black woman to gain power crime gave Stephanie Saint Clair the freedom for her star to rise and it rose hi beneath the guys of the elegant French Lady Lady Stephanie was all work ethic from the start. She threw herself into the Policy Bank and when she opened her doors she was running. The operation peration almost single-handedly save for a couple of support staff. It was hard to attract employees as a woman who barely had a business to speak of so Stephanie got her hands dirty most likely functioning in every position herself as a runner bookkeeper controller and administrator until until she could manage to recruit support like many new businesses the beginning was a slog and like many the policy bank was also a risk risk. Stephanie Likely put the entirety of her savings on the line. She'd taken a gamble hoping that she could not only accomplish what she'd set out to do but that she she could be successful doing it. This was a tall order but she was prepared. Stephanie had trained for this role for six years working working under the Dapper mail policy banker as she built relationships with her past clients in Harlem and soon all of her years of stockpiling goodwill the community paid off the entire neighborhood knew that Stephanie was sharp and resolute she soon had a full list of faithful clients hance giving the Eccentric Frenchwoman their bets she was finally getting traction and with more business came more employees in the mid nineteen twenties before Stephanie was even thirty. Her operation grew from just a handful of workers to almost sixty employees forty. The of these employees were runners. Stephanie tended to hire discreet respectable looking men who wouldn't make a cop look twice they would go go door to door visit numbers players homes take down their wagers on slips of paper and return to the policy bank then they would hand the collected money from the clients to the controllers controllers were essentially accountants who would reconcile the money and bets with the clerks who worked under them and if a player was lucky the runners would return the next day with their winnings and each day the cycle would begin again the the operation was complicated and without the use of computers. All the adding was an arduous task running an underground gambling ring may have been criminal all but that didn't mean it wasn't hard work. Policy banks pulled their weight in the community serving as one of the biggest employers in Harlem. Some of the most successful successful policy bankers had one hundred or more staff working below them so Stephanie's business of just sixty had everything to prove and to Stephanie that meant showing her clients that she had their best interests in mind knowing her community was poor. She lowered the entry level bet amount to just six six cents creating an inclusive space for residents across class lines and as Stephanie Saint Clair began raking in the cash Harlem mm-hmm benefited. All of her employees got a percentage of that. Day's numbers bets outside of the Business Stephanie spread a portion of her wealth south to the community she redistributed money by funding neighborhood projects or granting loans for homes or new business ventures however the lion's share she kept for herself at the time policy bankers were referred to as kings and Queens and in a sense they were they handled a great portion of the money in their respective neighborhoods and lived like royalty as a result they were kind and powerful benefactors in their communities and it behooved them to curry favor with their subjects. The nickname could be more fitting for Stephanie who gained a reputation as a larger than life Yup Benevolent Hustler so she was dubbed Queenie in the Greater Manhattan area and affectionately called Madame Saint Clair in her Harlem neighborhood would a sort of wink to her though French heritage or perhaps a nod her vivacious sense of fashion Stephanie Saint Clair or Madam Madam was known for dressing to the nines no matter the day and no matter how far she had to walk up one hundred Twenty Fifth Street Stephanie Wore for high heels they were the foundation of her outfit often accompanied by a fur coat and a strand of pearls around her neck on her head. She almost always sported an elegant wide-brimmed hat and sometimes a turban. It was all very much in vogue. According to Researchers Chirs Carol J Share Bom and Donald H shepherd a person's clothing can greatly influence the behavior of others around them the way an individual Joel dresses holds a wealth of information from social power and socioeconomic class to personality and subculture these details in fashion ashen impact the way that person is perceived by those around them and thus influences how they're treated for example share Bauman Shepherd found that layering clothing and wearing certain colors can present a more authoritative image for both men and women. Perhaps Stephanie knew this inherently most most likely her flamboyant yet elegant wardrobe was intentional part of the carefully constructed facade of Madame Saint Clair and Stephanie could more in a Ford to dress her new identity in furs and silks by occupying a corner of the market that white institutions refused to serve. She became incredibly wealthy. Her earnings were tax free after all in her early thirties she began making hundreds of thousands of dollars each year and at the height of her career in the late nineteen twenty s that number increased to a quarter of a million dollars annually soon and she moved out of her shabby flat and into a beautiful brownstone on edgecomb avenue edgecomb was one of the most affluent streets in Harlem in an area known as sugarhill and she was in good company impressive minds of her time like W E B Boyce and future first African the American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall With live on the same street a few years later it was the home of Harlem's elite but greater greater wealth meant greater risk now there was more to lose and as much as Stephanie hated to acknowledge her vulnerabilities she needed to ensure. I'm sure that the business was protected so around this time in the late nineteen twenty s she hired the brawn of her operation to accompany her brains Ellsworth Johnson Ellsworth or bumpy as he was known in the Organized Crime World would go on to become one of the most notable notable black gangsters in New York City's history but before he was notorious he got his start as Madame Saint Clair's personal bodyguard and goon one or in more elegant terms as what Stephanie called her chief enforcer at the time bumpy was just a young man from South Carolina. He was gruff and skilled with a knife a gun or just good old fisticuffs. Stephanie trusted him with her life and more importantly her business. Stephanie found that bumpy provided far more than muscle to her operation. He was a quick study with a shrewd mind and as the policy bank rapidly grew she was in need of a partner so within just a few years bumpy quickly graduated from bodyguard to right hand man and together they transformed the policy bank into one of the most lucrative in Harlem bumpy and Queenie made an extraordinary Mary team there's was relationship concocted from mutual respect and admiration and perhaps love though bumpy was roughly ten years Stephanie's junior. He became her constant companion. Escorting her to the symphony or the jazz has clubs. She loved so much rumors began spreading that the Madam had found a younger lover in her bodyguard however these rumors were never confirmed the more likely the reason why Stephanie and bumpy got along so well was because they were so alike they were both fierce and ambitious with fiery tempers to match. Stephanie was known to be ruthless particularly if you insulted her. Should you question her character. She would go on a furious multi-lingual rampage. She could scream profanities in English French or even Spanish. She may not have been violent flint but the Madam was brutal in Her Book Harlem Godfather Mamie Johnson the wife of Bumpy Johnson writes that Stephanie Feeney was known to slip off her expensive high heels when angry unencumbered she would walk right up to an opponent and stand level with them daring hiring them to make their move it was this aggressive approach that Madame Sinclair and bumpy employed that elevated the policy bank to one of the most is lucrative and New York City and for a time life was good for Stephanie's Saint Clair and her lavishly decorated Brownstone on Sugar Hill she had bumpy by her side and the whole community of Harlem in her palms but as the nineteen twenties came to a close her luck was about to change a competitor was headed her way who would challenge Stephanie's Dominion over the Harlem Numbers Racket that Saint Clair was about to go to war and to win. She would need all the fierceness she could muster Thanks again for tuning into female male criminals for more information on Stephanie Saint Clair amongst the many sources we used we found the world of Stephanie Saint Clair An entrepreneur our radio woman and outlaw in early twentieth century Haarlem by Shirley Stewart extremely helpful to our research next week will follow Stephanie thank clear at the end of the prohibition era when she comes head to head with a ruthless mobster who threatens Harlem's Peaceful Policy Bank seen this period would spark a new life for the madame leading her to use her famous fighting spirit for an entirely new cause social activism activism. 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