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Oprah Asks, Suze Answers
"Suzie ormond women and money. PODCAST is proudly sponsored by America's credit unions. The perfect home for your money Suzie. Orman here and you're listening to the women and money. PODCASTS DOC. We will the gate again everybody Susie. Oh here and welcome to the women and money. PODCAST as well as the men's smart enough to listen in in a little bit. I am going to give you an update on what happened when I went to Oprah's twenty twenty vision tour in Saint Paul Minnesota last last week. which was January eleventh? Two Thousand and twenty today is January nineteenth two thousand and twenty just in case you. Listen into this podcast somewhere down the line but before I get into that I wanNA talk about women and I want to talk about out money and I want to talk about men. And here's what I want to say lately lately everywhere I am reading and everywhere I'm going. It seems like everybody is getting on the women and Money The bandwagon. Let's have groups of women that's have this for women. Let's have investment clubs for women. Let's have investment companies just for women women women women money money money and all of a sudden. I don't hear about men any more at all all and I just want to say that the reason that I do the women in money podcast as well as the men smart enough to listen is is that money is an entity that affects everybody regardless of your race your sex your religion your tax bracket get your sexual preference. It affects everybody at an affects them equally and I understand very well that men had so many more opportunities than women over the past years. It's not even funny. I understand very well that men still run this world. I understand very well that men mainly feel they are the ones to make the financial decisions especially especially when I travel in the south and certain areas. It's almost as if I go back in time. Where women still have not taken their power when it comes comes to money but WanNa know what else I understand? I understand that. Most men are financial fakers and they do not have have a clue they do not have a clue what to do and so therefore what happens is they make financial decisions that affect your lives chiefs. Your family's life your children's lives and they make it based out of what their friend at work is doing or their next door neighbor or somebody somebody they heard on TV. That probably doesn't know what they're talking about or whatever it may be and they are making serious mistakes and the time that you find out that they've made serious mistakes is usually when you suffer a loss or they pass away before you and then you're like but they told me not to worry my pretty little head about it. They said they had under control. I was so busy taking care of everything else. I just really didn't want to get involved with the money. Or here's what else can happen. That brealey his sad you are the ones who take care of everything. The women are the ones who take he care of pain all the household bills getting everything together and maybe they invest the money. But they're not even sure how they're investing the money and you're in a marriage with a man and then you pass away I am that man is absolutely so lost cost. It's not even funny. Believe it or not in all the thousands of couples that I've seen this happen to women. Women actually do better when they lose their husband to it death than a man does when he loses his wife to a death. A man will get remarried in three months to six months because they cannot be on their own. A woman will take a long time if ever to get remarried. 'cause they become independent they become powerful and they just don't need somebody if they find somebody and they want somebody great but other than that no way men need somebody. So why am I talking about this I'm talking about this because it's starting to bother me that everybody now is starting to target women and and I'm just afraid that their motives may not be pure. Because now as I'm doing this podcast as of today. Do you know that women make up. More of the workforce in the United States of America than men and women are being targeted because now women are making more money. Women are making more decisions. Women are wanting to belong to something like women and money and a group like that or whatever or it may be and so you're being targeted but I'm not sure that everybody has your best interests at heart art. Yeah as a woman come to me come to me your woman. No the reason why I did a woman and money podcast and the men smart enough to listen is that you have to understand that many of you that are in heterosexual relationships. You you have to include your mail spouse. You have to make him feel as secure as you may be starting to feel and you need to make money financial unit between the two of you because you don't want money to come in between you where he feels feels left out and he doesn't know what to do and then he goes off and he starts spending money and putting things on credit cards and starting to get his ego fulfilled other places or whatever it may okay be so I want you to be inclusive of the men in your life. I want you to invite them to listen to this podcast now. Obviously I am focusing on women and I'll never forget when I wrote my book originally in Two Thousand and seven seven women and money everywhere. I went because that book sold millions of copies everywhere. I went on tour. I would hold all my little fingers over the letters. W Ho in the word women I would just do. W Ho hold them hold it over them and then the book said men and money and I would say men. This is for you as well. You need to understand why women are different than you emotionally and psychologically urgently and what they do with money is different than what you do with money but you have to understand each other so for some reason I I really wanted to just say that to you because I know we're going to shortly be forming a women and money community. I know that it's going to be a place ace. Were mainly women come but I never want men to be excluded from here and I never want men to be the excluded from your life especially if you're in a relationship with one because all of you all of you need to be equally qualley financially educated before the right reason remember. I don't want anything from you but I most certainly want want something for all of you and I want all of you to be strong. I want all of you to be smart. I want all of you to be secure when it comes to your money me so it was last week and KT. And I fly to Saint Paul Minnesota and we land at at eleven o'clock and we get a text that says this is on Saturday January eleventh two thousand and twenty and we get a text that says please be here by Twelve ten twelve twenty the latest. Because we're GONNA start at one o'clock and we're told that they simply want me to go and come backstage and I'll be taken to my chair. Where Katie and I will be seated in the audience and Oprah will ask me a question from on stage and that will be that and she's going to ask me? What is my commitment for the year? Two Thousand and twenty when it comes to money or something like that so think about it suzy. I I'm like okay but remember I wanna go there and simply I just want to hug Oprah and wish her happy new year more than anything. Because that's really what I wanted and so and if you don't know what I'm talking about tune-in to last week's Sunday Sunday podcasts and you'll hear the whole thing it's called clean the funnel of fear so that is the podcast. You should listen to understand why I'm following up here. Okay so I arrive and everybody's so happy to see me backstage but Oprah's not backstage. They have her in another area. And so I'm like okay. No problem and they go suzy. Let's take you guys to your seats. And we walk out into a crowd of eighteen thousand people sixteen or eighteen thousand something like that in the Center in Saint Paul Minnesota Soda mainly all women. Music is going and I start to walk down the aisle and all of a sudden. The word gets out Suzie Z.. Orman is here and one by one people back my God. It's Suzie Orman Suzie. Orman and one by one like I was just saying they come up to me and they can. I take a Selfie. Can I take selfie. It takes me approximately forty minutes to get from here. I enter because now literally thousands of women are coming down. Can I take a Selfie with you. Can I take a Selfie with you and I always just so you know this. Whenever I'm in a crowd of people are on the street or wherever I may be whenever you come up to me do? Do not ask me if you can take a Selfie with me. What I want you to do is simply say suzy take a Selfie with me? You have to start asserting yourself ladies you just have to. Don't ask tell that's what I say. But all right everybody's asking me and I'm taking one Selfie V.. After another and I am loving it and the escorts around our saints Usid you have enough. Do you want me to stop it do you. Do you do not want to be doing in this anymore. You're really it's getting a little bit out of hand and I said No. This is an event where these women can never be told. No this event is about women being told yes they can do it yes they can have it yes they can be no should not be in their vocabulary Larry Today and somehow we make it through and I get to my seat and now were sitting in our seats may kt and people well are still coming up all around and again the escorts and the guards around me are saying. Do you want me to stop. And I said no let it go and with that very shortly the show begins and Oprah comes onstage and I'm watching her and I'm so thrilled thrilled to see her and then after Oprah speaks for a little bit they have Jillian huff come on and she does does a dance thing exercising everybody through dance through breathing. Fabulous music is fabulous. She's beautiful screens everywhere. Aware people laughing and moving and Oprah comes off stage and she walks around takes about two commits going through the crowd because obviously people have moved out of her way and she comes right up to me and we hug I can to hug her and now she stands there just a few feet away from me and now we're exercising and dancing gene to gather and on the screen the big screen. We're both there on my God. I'm I get to be with her for a little bit. And and as the people onstage are finishing she now makes her way back to the stage. And I'm just so excited because I got to hugger which is really a hall high wanted to do. And she's on stage and is talking about making a commitment for the year our two thousand and twenty and right after she finishes that says anybody out there want to talk about finances and of course. I raised my hand said Suzie Suzie Orman come on up here. I like but opera wasn't supposed to go on stage. I didn't exactly dress to be onstage because I was told I was just going to be in the audience begins and so I go and I make my way up there. It's about omitted her. Two minute walk again. And I get up on stages inozyme coming on stage. STAGE OPRAH is same. How many times did we do a show together suzy? And I'm answering screaming. Twenty Nine Oprah and as I'm walking up she goes you know suzy. I give your women in money book to all of my girls and I come on stage and Oprah's waiting for me and she takes because my hand and she leads me to the middle of the stage and it reminded me everybody of the very first time in nineteen ninety seven at the end of it that I was on the Oprah Winfrey show and I was so scared I was shaking and she took my hand in the exact same way. Brought me back all those years and then Oprah asked me to very quickly talk about what should everybody do when it comes to their money and the basic advice that I gave everybody because Oprah just really wanted very practical advice what can you do. What can you do in two two thousand and twenty to turn your financial situation around? I said well Oprah. There's three things that everybody has to do. And the very first thing is they have to live below their means but within their needs and Oprah's looking at me like below your means like what does that really mean susie now below your means but within your needs kept repeating it. I said yes oprah just continue can afford something doesn't mean that you should buy it and then it's like well how do you do that. I said well that's number two from this stay forward. Can you just try to buy needs versus wants. And then I go on to say a need. For instance. SOPRA is food in a grocery store. A want is food in a restaurant and without it stops. Her says can't can't go out to eat now. Food in a restaurant. So that's a want. That's a want that stops her for a few seconds and the third one is really three to get as much pleasure out of saving as you do spending and with that I said look everybody. I'm still wearing the exact same earrings that I've warned for over twenty some odd years. It's really the only pair of have and then I said look at my necklace. It's it's still the same necklace that I've worn for all these years over twenty years. Now it's what I wear. I said the only thing is over you. I know I always used to wear the same boots in the same pants and every single one of your shows but I dress different. Today I'm different and these are different close but the pants were only thirty five dollars and everything I bought was really was the whole outfit was under two hundred dollars including the shoes and it was so fabulous I said look I have a different outfit on I said did you even notice and she looks at me like crazy Roese Suzie Orman and with that she says thank you Suzie Orman and without I leave the stage I go back to my chair and Oprah then was going to have another guest on chat about an hour and a half left of the show which by the way is a fabulous fabulous experience it is may be one of the best produce shows I've ever been to in my life it's mainly appro goes into the audience interacts with you and really takes you through this incredible workbook that she has put together with w w. w. w. w. used to be weightwatchers it's now ww and Mindy Grossman the woman who is the CEO of weightwatchers such a beautiful beautiful vision that she has for all of you for all of you that goes so far beyond and wait losing weight it goes into having a really healthy life but oprah now is going to have Tina fey come on on and I know very well that if I just stick around because they say suzy's stick around till it's over and then you can see Oprah and everybody but this this is now what I want to talk to you about the main reason that I was there was to tape the pledge show of of my new. PBS special that will air named after my book February. Twenty eight in the year two thousand and twenty for a week or two on all PBS stations throughout the United States. Name of the book called the ultimate retirement guide for fifty plus winning winning strategies to make your money last a lifetime the PBS special is also named that. The reason I was there was on Saturday to meet with the staging people at PBS station. T. P. T.. Which is my sponsoring station? And to set up the props said to make sure the cameras were set and all of that takes hours and I was supposed to be there at two o'clock that day and it is is now three o'clock and I asked if I could get there at three thirty the latest and they said Yeah it's okay susie but don't be there much much past three thirty 'cause you know the people have to go home and we're on a time schedule and they have to be back on Sunday so please don't be much later than that and I'm going but in my head so I'm in the audience now back there and I'm thinking to myself. Oh boy I so WanNa wait if I can. Just wait till four thirty to four thirty. Then I could probably see Oprah and talk to her and be with her little and then at five or five thirty or whatever Time would be I could go to PBS. But that would not have been the right thing to do. Because that wasn't why I had come to Saint. Paul was not to be in the upper twenty twenty vision. Tour was not to really see oprah although I loved it it was to do. Oh my job which was P. B. S.. So as much as it killed me because I knew they would wait for me. What other choice would they a half? So as much as it killed me to leave without saying goodbye to Oprah without talking to her really I left and I was at P. B. S. at three thirty. Now I tell you this part of it because when there is something that you need to do you need to do it if it specially. If it's something need that involves work because your work is what sustains you financially speaking so at times James It really needs to be your number one priority. Even if you want to do something else you WanNa take the day off you wanNA leave early early. You WanNa go on vacation with your family even though you know you shouldn't be doing at this point in time. 'cause you're on a certain project at work. Whatever it may be eh but I put my work as my number one priority in front of what I really really? He wanted to do now. How that manifested was very interesting because it turned out out that the table for the props was wrong? Things weren't working out. Certain graphics weren't right. We had a whole lot of work to do and it never ver would have gotten done if I hadn't come there when I said I was going to come then Sunday. At two o'clock this is now January. Twelve two thousand and twenty we air that PBS special in Minnesota for the first time and everybody was seriously seriously nervous about this because my last PBS special financial solutions for you did over sixty million Indian dollars for PBS and it made it the largest fundraiser in the history of P. B. S. in all the years. PBS has been doing pledge shows so everybody was so nervous. Would this one be as good. Would it make as much money for this system because PS needs money right now they need it and you know I can go on and on about. PBS Y PBS. I personally think is so important. And why do it for them just to do it for them. And this is my ninth. One that I did and it aired and it was so successful. I can't even tell you it. Blew every buddy away including gene me so now it will air nationwide starting February twenty eighth and February Twenty Nine Two thousand twenty it will air. Many times comes after that but that will be the first time that you see it nationally and I will forever believe it's because I did what was right versus doing what it was easy. It would have been easy for me to stay and do what I wanted. And be with Oprah but it wouldn't have been right. It went to have been right so because I did what was right versus doing what was easy because I stood in my truth. ooh As to why I came to Saint Paul to begin with and because I put my my needs in front of my wants. The energy was set in such a way so that Sunday could be a success success for all last week when the show aired so basically. I just wanted to tell you that story so there were many any topics in today's podcast. One of them is women that have men in their life. I asked you to bring the men in your life to this podcast. Maybe the like it. Maybe they won't but no matter where you go make sure you include the men your spouse in your life when it comes to money make them as strong as you are becoming as well. The next ext was simply do. What's right versus what's easy? Make sure that you put your needs in front of year once wants and the last but not least I got to Hug Oprah. Yeah baby we are. We are here the thinking. The lawyer member credit unions are proud to have brought you suzie. Orman women and money podcast. Credit Unions believe in empowering. You take control of your finances. Higher savings rates lower loan rates and lower fees are just a few of the benefits that will help you. Turn your financial dreams James into a reality visit my credit union dot Gov to find a credit union near you and begin realizing your financial dreams today to take advantage of the will entrust offer. 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What does the word "scotch" in Scotch Tape represent?
"Toribio Pals Jeff Bressler the Trivia buff here on IHEART radio and I'm in my office making in a list of some office supplies I need. Let's see paper clips some new pens. I need those copy paper and Scotch Tape A. G. I wonder what the words Scotch in Scotch tape represents today's Trivia buff sticky question. What does the word Word Scotch and Scotch tape represent. We'll tape the answer on the wall. When I return in just a moment uh friends just WanNa take a quick moment to say that Trivia both can make you a customize trivia broadcast the celebrate a birthday anniversary Serie or happy special occasion. It's a fun way to personalize a question about someone you care for more information contact acme at the building in my palatial office suite at Gem leadbeater BTV MEDIA DOT COM. That's Jeff at boy boy ATV MEDIA DOT COM JEFF that phoebe TV DOT com today's Trivia Arabia question. What does the Word Scotch in Scotch tape represent we go to our favorite schoolteacher. Phil Campbell. Who has the the answer. Why is it called Scotch. What does it have to do with Scottish people well. This goes back to the early. Twentieth Century in Scotch was actually a pejorative term for for being stingy of somebody was being stingy. They were said to be Scotch now. The inventor of modern tape was a gentleman named Richard drew out of Saint Paul Minnesota Soda and around one thousand nine hundred eighty five he was experimenting with some different adhesives and he gave it to one of his body shop painters a prototype of his tape to test out and the worker didn't like he thought there wasn't enough adhesive he thought someone had been stingy with the adhesive and he he angrily gave the tape back to richer and said take take back to your scotch bosses and have them put more adhesive on it in other words. Take this back to your stingy investors and have them pay for more he sive Richard drew like that and and it became known as Scotch tape and he played up the association with with the Scotch name the the mascot for Scotch tape in the thirties and forties was is actually a little Scottish boy in a kilt called Scotty mix tape. It's true so next time you grab some scotch tape for anything. Just just remember Scotch sequels stingy don't be Scotch with the tape and and yes the little boy Scotty mctavish wow what politically incorrect origin in the twenty first century but still part of American and Trivia history if you like bloopers join me and Mike Companion Broadcast Booth Bergman's up and be ready for a new bonanza of Trivia questions next time right. He Iran true troby about welcome to four scores. New podcast series hosted by varieties Jon burlingame four scores will take listeners on a magical journey into the world of film and Television Composers. Listen wherever you hear your favorite podcasts. It's cutting into your exercise time it stabbing you in the back nine and it's attacking your peace of mind. It's pain and it's getting in between you you in the life. You want to live CD medic. Targets your pain at its source. It's fast acting relief with active. OTC ingredients plus the added benefits of THC free hemp oil oil. Get back to your life with C._B. Medic available online and at C._V._S. These statements have not been evaluated by the F._D._A. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.
BONUS: Kate Snow on Into America
"When you're unemployed days that matter yesterday today tomorrow I honestly have time. I don't even know what day it is. Every day deals the same in this Bendik tens of millions of Americans have suddenly almost without warning lost their jobs. This morning. We got another rough weekly jobs. Report another three point. Two million Americans filed jobless claims. I'm talking unemployment. Add that to the last six weeks and the number is over three million tomorrow. We're going to get the April jobs report and I assure you it is going to be about one. These numbers indicate that roughly twenty percent of the American workforce is out of work for higher than what we saw in the recession of two thousand eight when ten percent of the US workforce was out of a job and many experts believe the current unemployment claims are an undercount because millions of Americans have tried to file for unemployment but he couldn't get through or found the process too difficult. The fact is unemployment could be approaching levels not seen since the Great Depression. But this isn't just an economic crisis everybody's talking about the job numbers. The unemployed numbers how millions of Americans are out of work and that is going to translate into a mental health crisis. I'm trailing and this is into America today a look at what happens when an economic crisis intensifies a mental health crisis even before the corona virus outbreak. We knew the effects of joblessness on mental health. Research shows that Suicide Rates Increase During Economic Downturns. Now just a few months into this. Pandemic federal crisis hotlines are reporting a spike in calls. And according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey nearly half of American say this pandemic is harming their mental health. It's not just not hunting job. It's lack of purpose a lack of assurance in yourself at used to anxiety and crushing This is universal. I think everybody's struggling at this moment. Cates no is a senior national correspondent for NBC. And the anchor of Sunday nightly news. She's been reporting on the connection between unemployment in mental health. So you've been covering mental health for a really long time. What connects you to this issue. You know actually. It's it's personal for me A while ago I lost my father in law to suicide. He was suffering from depression for years. I think that sort of ignited in me a passion to look at this issue more deeply and to really start reporting stories on mental health. And from there. I guess it's been about a decade that I've been doing stories for nightly news for the today show for all of NBC. And so you've been looking at this economic crisis through a lens of mental health talking about what you found we keep talking about the unemployment numbers and the millions and millions of Americans who are out of work right now and it struck me that all. Those people are struggling big time so we reached out to some people in the country. I WanNa talk to you a little bit about nick. I'm in Saint Paul Minnesota my entire extended families from Minnesota bridging. Alright come on with us. Nick Clark is such a Nice Guy. He's twenty six years old. Has a ton of friends loves working out loves. His community loves coffee. He managed a place called lucky thirteen pub and he loved his job. Our industry is go go go hustle hustle. People are coming in coming out a whole staff to manage inventory of bender sudden working with working with our kitchen staff on front of House stab just anything that it takes to run a restaurant I did. And it's not just my job. These might family. I mean and he's been doing this for years eleven years now while. Ya Eleven years started first restaurant in a retirement community when I was. Fourteen and industry has been my up percents. He just loves his work and it completely stopped when the restaurant shut down and they had to let him go. Let's talk finances. How's he doing financially so not so good I mean on the plus side. He told me that in Minnesota he was able to get unemployment. Although it was really hard it was really. He had to wait hours on. Hold we re hours one day on the phone. Three hours to not get older anybody. That was probably the scariest times like not knowing and this is before we knew that stimulus money was coming through really a little for me. He's worried though because he doesn't know what happens when you know. Is that GONNA last forever. And what if the money runs out? He's trying to budget but he's not sure if it's going to run out and he's not gonna be able to pay rent next month So what been like for Nick? Ever since he said you know I used to bring joy to people and now that's gone. He feels like he doesn't have the same structure that he used to have. He's bored. There's certain days where it's and I can get myself out of bed and try to set up some sense of gene and other days. You just don't even want to leave your house. You don't want to talk to anybody. There's nothing to tell anybody what what did I do today. While I went I made breakfast and clean the kitchen. I WORKED OUT FOR THIRTY MINUTES I watch. Tv in making anyone kind of started to unravel little harder days. When it's hard to get out of that he actually said Germain that he was glad to do the interview with me. 'cause we did it by zoom and he said today. I got out of bed knowing that I had something to do that. I was GonNA talk to Kate. Honestly there's days where it's twelve point yourself a glass of wine yourself. Why am I drinking? I knew why why you and just comes down to. There's nothing else to do. You like a real sense of loss of you. Know to hear him say that he feels like he he lost his sense of purpose is already a punch. But then that he's drinking during the day and people are trying to find some ways to cope with everything is going on. Yeah and I WANNA be clear. I don't think he's doing that. Single Day But I think a lot of people are feeling that emptiness that sort of what do I do now. I mean I know. I'm pour myself a glass of wine at night. It's something that a lot of us are leaning on. And in the meantime he did start looking for work a little bit tremaine. He applied at target and actually was offered a position at target. But my family and my roommate told me no right. Stay home stay protected. And don't yourself at risk if you don't eat you so he actually passed on that job? Which when I first heard that I thought really you know you need to work right now but then I checked myself and I thought would i. Would I want to work at target right now? I don't know that I would feel safe being out in a in a public service job right now you're already feeling strain and then you add extra layer of you know. I definitely want to get paid. But is it worth my health right? And it's a real real concern of real risk right now and this is the guy who sounds like a social butterfly and now he's stuck at home. How's he making out it's interesting? He told us that he'd never been diagnosed with a mental health disorder in the past or an illness. He's he's never really had to seek therapy But now he's crying he said. I'm crying more than I ever have He's anxious I consider myself. Someone is mentally strong and this has made me realize that. Maybe I'm not as mentally strong as I thought I was and I've had several rounds from all this crime more last month than I have in my entire adult life. You start to feel so unsure yourself and pretty much. Everybody he knows is in the exact same situation. Most rings are unemployed. Going same thing and you feel guilty for reaching out to them and saying no what. I'm having a bad day coming unravel the day. This is maybe the third time at mental breakdown. I don't like I can do this because you don't want to be a burden to the same thing you so much to unpack there How is he coping at the found coping methods? Yeah he's leaning on his friends for sure even though you heard him say. I feel guilty reaching out to my friends by the way psychologists that I've talked to say it is good to lean on your support network. Don't you know try not to worry that you're putting people out because if you if you ask them if you call them and said. Hey Mom is it. Okay if I call you and you know vent to you she's GonNa say yeah. Of course like that's what people are are there for but You know it's interesting. He he does not have health insurance so for him to reach out for mental health. Counseling or therapy right now. He said to me it's impossible like I can't pay out of he said I can't pay out of pocket there so many people who have found Solace in therapy but access is indeed a privilege in so many people don't have access to it and nick. I'm sure isn't alone. Yeah I think it has always been a problem for people to access mental health services You hear about people who are severely mentally. Ill having to go to emergency rooms right because there's no other place to go. There just aren't enough facilities but access to mental health care if I may terminate in this country is a real issue and has been way before corona virus. There's just all kinds of barriers and this crisis is exposing the structural problems that we already had speaking of systemic issues when you think about unemployment Even when unemployment numbers are low the black unemployment rate is typically twice the number for whites and so with Nick who is biracial. What role is is race playing in all of this? He said something really interesting. He talked about feeling scared. Feeling Unsafe As a person of color in Saint Paul Minnesota Times to be minority and the context for that was that you know there are these rallies going on these protesters that have been coming to state capitals and this is happening in Minnesota demanding that the state be opened up again for business. He lives near that. I've got people four blocks away from me. I've got political extremists. Walking around semiautomatic rifles up and down streets. I feel like I can't kick walk around my neighborhood. Protesters outside there is in fact a race gap at play here. Twice as many black and Hispanic Americans have lost their jobs during this pandemic as have white Americans. That's according to new data and research is showing that people of color are also more likely to be suffering. Psychologically right now after the break we hear what this crisis has been like for people who were already struggling with their mental health even before the outbreak. Paju stick with this Hey everyone it's mainly MSNBC correspondent and host of the podcast into America. Tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs in recent weeks and it's compounding the stress and anxiety caused by corona virus in our latest episode. Or hear what happens when an economic crisis and a mental health crisis collide and what experts are doing to help search for into America wherever? You're listening right now and subscribed mainly host of into America a podcast from NBC News and MSNBC. Join me as we go into the numbers. Eighty percent of her patients. Don't have insurance right now. Into THE CHOICES. I have to plan a funeral. The age of the corona versus. 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She's in Redmond Washington which is east of Seattle. She's got a couple of kids Eleven and thirteen year old boys and she was diagnosed with depression after her divorce. Three years ago I didn't have some big awesome successful career that I can easily go back to. She had to go back to work. She used to be a stay at home mom so she got two part time jobs a substitute teacher's aide and then she also has a massage therapist and she got a job really recently in January. working again as a massage therapist and a senior living community and she loved it. She loved being in that space. Both those jobs went away. It has three years have been already hard. I love my kids like crazy. They don't deserve to be already missed. Attractions going into this whole captivate. Can you know wrote in to hear someone say that? They're broken to say that to verbalize that when you looked in her eyes and you talk to her. Did you get a sense of her? Still being on edge. Oh Gosh Yeah you can hear it in her voice. You can see it in her eyes and she doesn't feel that she can break down in front of her kids. She wants to sort of shield them. From how awful. The financial situation is right now with the loss of her jobs. She actually told me that she sometimes goes in and breaks down in the car. She'll she'll leave a one bedroom apartment and go to her car to cry. Go out pretense I gotta get some are. Were phone call so if I really need privacy. That's right you what that stick cry or call in talk to friends. Yeah what cartons Parkinson sounds wrong. But you have to like go off into your car and hide and cry when you are. You do know that you've got to shield your to a certain extent. I mean it's so easy sometimes were told. Don't allow your kids the scene you raking because they need something like if if mom can't handle it well. Yeah but it's a lot to keep inside and have friends You noticed sister and a mother but they only have so much patients intolerance or me. She's a single mom to hear that and to hear the pain willing in her voice and the idea that she has to go and hide cry at imagine that that fronting for the children even more pressure and makes it even heavier. Yeah now I think absolutely are so so many people out there like nick and Suzanne. What wooder mental health experts saying about with this might mean for the future when people are all stressed out over jobs and finances all at the same time. Yeah I wish I could start with something positive but I can't because it's it's not a good situation You ask any of the psychologists who work on a national level and are looking at the big picture here and they are really concerned. Hotlines are getting an increased number of calls. There was an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Jama noted the deep concerns that the mental health community has right now for what this is gonNA mean long term and how many people are going to end up. Maybe with temporary mental health issues but maybe with longer term problems. That's the question. Mark is how long you know. This is a trauma that we're all living through. That's you know the the psychological word that therapists use. This is a trauma. And Are we all going to bounce back no probably not walk the silver lining? I will say they pointed this out and the jam apiece. I was mentioning. Is that in past natural disasters and manmade disasters. We pulled together like nine eleven for example and actually the number of you know adverse mental health issues went down for a bit so so sometimes the the pulling together of America and all of us and the support we give each other can help us through this so I are there right now. Mental health resources out there for people like naked Suzanne and funding redirected towards making. Sure that the folks were going through this or okay. I can tell you that. There are state cove nineteen crisis hotlines in many states. Some states have offices of mental health. Also that you can reach out to if you just Google your state and look for mental health resources. You're probably going to find a lot. Even the school districts are putting out. I know my own school district has put out lists of mental health resources for the children but also for the parents for the adults in the community. So look for those you may have to seek them out now for some people like Nick I think. Part of the solution is going to be getting back to work right so he is so hopeful that if he can get his restaurant job back that will really help his his mental state to back. I think every American complain on so overworked. I can't wait for vacation man. I got worn extended vacation back. I would Sri back in a heartbeat to get back into what I honestly love. Thank you kate so much. This was a really important conversation having. I'm glad I was able to you. Thank you so glad to be here. Thanks cates no is a senior national correspondent anchor of Sunday. Nightly News into America is produced by Isabel Angel. Alison Bailey Aaron. Don Max Jacobs. Barbara Rab cleared. Hi Isha Turner and Pre Var thon original music by Hannah's Brown. Our executive producer is El. Al Franken Steve Ties Executive Producer of audio. I'm sure mainly we'll be back next week. Monday and Thursday. I'm Josh Mika. What's from dateline with a question for True Crime Fans? How do you catch a killer? Whose motive is simply unimaginable. We've got the answer in a new podcast. 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Into Mental Health and Lost Jobs
"When you're unemployed days that matter yesterday today tomorrow I honestly have time. I don't even know what day it is. Every day deals the same in this Bendik tens of millions of Americans have suddenly almost without warning lost their jobs. This morning. We got another rough weekly jobs. Report another three point. Two million Americans filed jobless claims. I'm talking unemployment. Add that to the last six weeks and the number is over three million tomorrow. We're going to get the April jobs report and I assure you it is going to be about one. These numbers indicate that roughly twenty percent of the American workforce is out of work for higher than what we saw in the recession of two thousand eight when ten percent of the US workforce was out of a job and many experts believe the current unemployment claims are an undercount because millions of Americans have tried to file for unemployment but he couldn't get through or found the process too difficult. The fact is unemployment could be approaching levels not seen since the Great Depression. But this isn't just an economic crisis everybody's talking about the job numbers. The unemployed numbers how millions of Americans are out of work and that is going to translate into a mental health crisis. I'm trailing and this is into America today a look at what happens when an economic crisis intensifies a mental health crisis even before the corona virus outbreak. We knew the effects of joblessness on mental health. Research shows that Suicide Rates Increase During Economic Downturns. Now just a few months into this. Pandemic federal crisis hotlines are reporting a spike in calls. And according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey nearly half of American say this pandemic is harming their mental health. It's not just not hunting job. It's lack of purpose. It's a lack of assurance in yourself at used to anxiety crushing This is universal. I think everybody's struggling at this moment. Cates no is a senior national correspondent for NBC. And the anchor of Sunday nightly news. She's been reporting on the connection between unemployment in mental health. So you've been covering mental health for a really long time. What connects you to this issue. You know actually. It's it's personal for me A while ago I lost my father in law to suicide. He was suffering from depression for years. I think that sort of ignited in me a passion to look at this issue more deeply and to really start reporting stories on mental health. And from there. I guess it's been about a decade that I've been doing stories for nightly news for the today show for all of NBC. And so you've been looking at this economic crisis through a lens of mental health talking about what you found we keep talking about the unemployment numbers and the millions and millions of Americans who are out of work right now and it struck me that all. Those people are struggling big time so we reached out to some people in the country. I WanNa talk to you a little bit about nick. I'm in Saint Paul Minnesota my entire extended families from Minnesota bridging. Alright come on with us. Nick Clark is such a Nice Guy. He's twenty six years old. Has a ton of friends loves working out loves. His community loves coffee. He managed a place called lucky thirteen pub and he loved his job. Our industry is go go go hustle hustle. People are coming in to coming out a staff to manage inventory of bender sudden working with working with our kitchen staff on front of House stab just anything that it takes to run a restaurant I did. And it's not just my job. These might family. I mean and he's been doing this for years eleven years now while. Ya Eleven years starting first restaurant in a retirement community when I was fourteen and industry has been my light up percents. He just loves his work and it completely stopped when the restaurant shut down and they had to let him go. Let's talk finances. How's he doing financially so not so good I mean on the plus side. He told me that in Minnesota he was able to get unemployment. Although it was really hard it was really. He had to wait hours on. Hold we re hours one day on the phone. Three hours to not get older anybody. That was probably the scariest times like not knowing and this is before we knew that stimulus money was coming through really a little for me. He's worried though because he doesn't know what happens when you know. Is that GONNA last forever. And what if the money runs out? He's trying to budget but he's not sure if it's going to run out and he's not gonna be able to pay rent next month So what is life? Been like for nick ever since and he said you know. I used to bring joy to people and now that's gone. He feels like he doesn't have the same structure that he used to have. He's bored. There's certain days where it's really and I can get myself out of bed and try to set up some sense of gene and other days. You just don't even want to leave your house. You don't want to talk to anybody. There's nothing to tell anybody what what did I do today. While I went I made breakfast and clean the kitchen. I WORKED OUT FOR THIRTY MINUTES I watch. Tv In lobby making anyone kind of started to unravel little harder days when it's hard to get out of that. He actually said Germain that he was glad to do the interview with me. 'cause we did it by zoom and he said today. I got out of bed knowing that I had something to do that. I was GonNA talk to Kate. Honestly there's days where it's twelve point yourself a glass of wine yourself. Why am I drinking? I knew why why you and just comes down to. There's nothing else to do. A real sense of loss of you know to hear him say that he feels like he. He lost his sense of purpose is already a punch. But then that he's drinking during the day and people are trying to find some ways to cope with everything is going on. Yeah and I WANNA be clear. I don't think he's doing that. Single Day But I think a lot of people are feeling that emptiness that sort of what do I do now. I mean I know. I'm pour myself a glass of wine at night. It's something that a lot of us are leaning on. And in the meantime he did start looking for work a little bit tremaine. He applied at target and actually was offered a position at target. But my family and my roommate told me no right. Stay home stay protected in. Don't yourself at risk if you don't eat you so he actually passed on that job? Which when I first heard that I thought really you know you need to work right now but then I checked myself and I thought would i. Would I want to work at target right now? I don't know that I would feel safe being out in a in a public service job right now you're already feeling strain and then you add extra layer of you know. I definitely want to get paid. But is it worth my health right? And it's a real real concern of real risk right now and this is the guy who sounds like a social butterfly and now he's stuck at home. How's he making out it's interesting? He told us that he'd never been diagnosed with a mental health disorder in the past or an illness. He's he's never really had to seek therapy But now he's crying he said. I'm crying more than I ever have He's anxious I consider myself. Someone is mentally strong and this has made me realize that. Maybe I'm not as mentally strong as I thought I was and I've had several rounds from all this crime more last month than I have in my entire adult life. You start to feel so unsure yourself and pretty much. Everybody he knows is in the exact same situation. Most rings are unemployed. Going same thing and you feel guilty for reaching out to them and saying no what. I'm having a bad day coming unravel the day. This is maybe the third time at mental breakdown. I don't like I can do this because you don't want to be a burden to the same thing you so much to unpack there How is he coping? Eddie found coping methods. Yeah he's leaning on his friends for sure even though you heard him say. I feel guilty reaching out to my friends by the way psychologists that I've talked to say it is good to lean on your support network. Don't you know try not to worry that you're putting people out because if you if you ask them if you called them and said. Hey Mom is it. Okay if I call you and you know vent to you she's GonNa say Yeah. Of course like that's what people are are there for but You know it's interesting. He he does not have health insurance so for him to reach out for mental health. Counseling or therapy right now. He said to me it's impossible like I can't pay out of he said I can't pay out of pocket there so many people who have found Solace in therapy but access is indeed a privilege in so many people don't have access to it and nick. I'm sure isn't alone. Yeah I think it has always been a problem for people to access mental health services You hear about people who are severely mentally. Ill having to go to emergency rooms right because there's no other place to go. There just aren't enough facilities but access to mental health care if I may terminate in this country is a real issue and has been way before corona virus. There's just all kinds of barriers and this crisis is exposing the structural problems that we already had speaking of systemic issues when you think about unemployment Even when unemployment numbers are low the black unemployment rate is typically twice the number for whites and so with Nick who is biracial. What role is is race playing in all of this? He said something really interesting. He talked about feeling scared. Feeling Unsafe As a person of color in Saint Paul Minnesota Times to be minority and the context for that was that you know there are these rallies going on these protesters that have been coming to state capitals and this is happening in Minnesota demanding that the state be opened up again for business. He lives near that. I've got people four blocks away from me. I've got political extremists. Walking around semiautomatic rifles up and down streets. I feel like I can't kick walk around my neighborhood outside. There is in fact a race gap at play here twice as many black and Hispanic Americans have lost their jobs during this pandemic white Americans. That's according to new data and research is showing that people of color are also more likely to be suffering. Psychologically right now after the break we hear what this crisis has been like for people who are already struggling with their mental health even before the outbreak. Paju stick with this. Let's talk simplisafe home security. They've made it easy to get comprehensive protection for your entire home without all the hassle that usually comes with it. There's no technician or salesperson involved. You don't need to pay ridiculous monthly fees or sign a two year contract. You just order online quickly and easily. Set it up yourself and you're done. Your home is protected. Twenty four seven with emergency dispatch for break-ins fire and more offer just fifty cents a day. Having a simplisafe unit in my apartment has really eased some of my worries and I love. That is so affordable. Feeling safe at home shouldn't cost an outrageous amount. And if you don't want to take my word for it. Us News and World Report named Simplisafe Best Overall Home Security of twenty twenty. If you had a simplisafe dot com slash into America you'll get free shipping and a sixty day risk free trial that simplisafe dot com slash into America. So they know our show sent you from simplisafe and all of us here wishing you safety and good health so we heard about nick. The restaurant manager who is struggling with anxiety and depression. But then there are people for whom this was already a struggle even before they lost their job in the midst of this dynamic. Yeah that's right and so think about that. If you've already had a struggle you already were seeking help or or you know really coping with anxiety or stress or depression or some something even more serious and now you lose your job. On top of that that can be devastating that can be debilitating. And that's sort of the situation for another woman. I spoke with Suzanne Stiglitz. She's in Redmond Washington which is east of Seattle. She's got a couple of kids Eleven and thirteen year old boys and she was diagnosed with depression after her divorce. Three years ago I didn't have some egg awesome successful career that I can easily go back to. She had to go back to work. She used to be a stay at home mom so she got two part time jobs a substitute teacher's aide and then she also a massage therapist and she got a job really recently in January Working again as a massage therapist and a senior living community and she loved it. She loved being in that space. Both those jobs went away. The past three years have been already like I love. My kids like crazy. They don't deserve to be already missed attractions going into this whole campaign. I was already kind of you know in to hear someone say that. They're broken to say that to verbalize that when you looked in their eyes and you talk to her. Did you get a sense of her? Still being on edge. Oh Gosh Yeah you can hear it in her voice you can see it in her eyes and she doesn't feel like she can break down in front of her kids. She wants to shield them from how awful the financial situation is right now with the loss of her jobs. She actually told me that she sometimes goes in and breaks down in the car. She'll she'll leave a one bedroom apartment and go to her car to cry. I can go out. Pretends I ain't GonNA get some more phone call Really need privacy. That's right now but that stick cry or call in talk with brands. Yeah that's what the carcass in sounds wrong. But you have to like go off into your car and hide and cry when you do now that you gotTa Shield your To a certain extent I mean. It's so easy sometimes were told. Don't allow your kids to see you raking because they need to think like if if mom can't handle it well. Yeah but it's a lot to keep inside and have friends Honest sister and a mother but They only have so much patience and tolerance for lowest me. She's a single mom to hear that and to hear the pain in her voice and the idea that she has to go and hide to cry at. Imagine that that fronting for the children is even more pressure and makes it even heavier. Yeah now I think absolutely there are so many people out there like nick. And Suzanne WOODER MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS. Saying about what this might mean for the future when people are all stressed out over jobs and finances all at the same time. Yeah I wish I could start with something positive but I can't because it's it's not a good situation You ask any of the psychologists who work on a national level and are looking at the big picture here and they are really concerned. Hotlines are getting an increasing number of calls. There was an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Jama that noted. The deep concerns that the mental health community has right now for what this is going to mean long term and how many people are going to end up. Maybe with temporary mental health issues. But maybe with longer term problems and that's the question mark is long you know. This is a trauma that we're all living through. That's you know the the psychological word that therapists use. This is a trauma. And Are we all going to bounce back? No probably not wound the silver lining. I will say they pointed this out in this jam piece. I was mentioning. Is that impasse natural disasters and man-made disasters. We pulled together like nine eleven. For example an actually the number of you know adverse mental health issues went down for a bit so so sometimes the the pulling together of America and all of us and the support we give each other can help us through this so I are there right now. Mental health resources out there for people like naked Suzanne and funding redirected towards making sure. That folks were going through this. Okay I can tell you that. There are state cove nineteen crisis hotlines in many states. Some states have offices of mental health. Also that you can reach out to if you just Google your state and look for mental health resources. You're probably going to find a lot. Even the school districts are putting out. I know my own school district has put out lists of mental health resources for the children but also for the parents for the adults in the community. So look for those you may have to seek them out now for some people like Nick I think part of the solution is GONNA be getting back to work right so he is so hopeful that if he can get his restaurant job back that will really help his his mental state to back. I think every American I complain on so overworked. I can't wait for vacation man. I got worn extended vacation back. I would trade back in a heartbeat to get back into what I honestly love. Thank you kate so much. This was a really important conversation. Having I'm going to you. Thank you so glad to be here. Thanks cates no is a senior national correspondent and anchor of Sunday. Nightly News into America is produced by Isabel Angel. Alison Bailey Arron. Don Max Jacobs. Barbara Rab cleared. Hi Isha Turner and Pre devore thon original music by Hannah's Brown. Our executive producer is El. Al Franken Steve Ties Executive Producer of audio. I'm TR- mainly we'll be back next week. Monday and Thursday.
AP One Minute Headlines Jan 30 2019 11:00 (EST)
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AP One Minute Headlines Jan 30 2019 10:00 (EST)
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NPR News: 05-29-2020 5AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Louise Schiavone. A third night of violent protests tour through Minneapolis amid rage. Over the death of George Floyd a black man who died in police custody outside a grocery store as a police officer of knelt on his neck. Protesters torched Minneapolis police station. Violence and looting spread to nearby Saint Paul Minnesota where police chief. Paul axetell vowed late yesterday. President Trump tweeted that he might send in the National Guard but twitter flagged and hid. Trump's follow tweet saying he told Minnesota's governor that quote when the looting starts the shooting starts. Twitter said the tweet violated rules about glorifying violence. President trump has signed an executive order to weaken liability protections for social media platforms. Brian Bull of member station K. Lc has more. Trump's order six rollback legal protections for social media companies contained in the nineteen ninety-six communications decency. Act The law was co authored. By Senator Ron Wyden and the Oregon Democrat says. The president wants to punish those who question has misleading or fraudulent claims by undermining the law it protects private businesses right not to have to play host to his lies and that was the value of it provides the tools to make sure that you can moderate content that really just pure lie. Trump's executive order comes after twitter fact checked and tag some of US tweets alleging mail in ballots create voter fraud. Widened states has used vote by mail for more than two decades for NPR news. I'm Brian Bowl in Eugene Oregon in western Iowa a corona virus outbreak at a Tyson pork processing plant. Natalie KREBS OF IOWA. Public radio has details. State officials announced Thursday that five hundred fifty five workers tested positive for the virus at the company. Storm Lake Plant. That's more than one. Fifth of the workforce. I will help official Sarah Riester said. The state was unable to confirm outbreaks sooner because it does not track the place of employment for those who test positive because employers are accessing testing from variety of sources and not relying solely on the State Department isn't aware of all of the testing that is occurring officials. Said I would. Businesses are not required to report widespread employee infection to the state health department and they will only confirm outbreaks when the employment setting is considered a high risk environment for virus transmission for NPR news. I'm Natalie crabs in Des Moines trump administration officials say. The president is considering a proposal to revoke visas of Chinese students. Affiliated with educational institutions in China that are linked to the People's Liberation Army or Chinese intelligence this is NPR news. The head of China's legislature says that a military invasion of the self-ruled Republic of Taiwan is a last resort and peaceful methods are desired. Npr's Emily Fang reports. Tensions between Beijing and Taiwan have ramped up Taiwan's president who Beijing inaccurately accuses of being pro independence has said she will create a mechanism for fleeing Hong Kongers to settle in Taiwan. That could further provoke Beijing's Ire Beijing considers Taiwan part of its territory and during high-level political meetings. This week Lee John True. A top party official called for peaceful reunification if possible but a member of China's top military governance body said today that both military and peaceful methods for retaking. Taiwan should be kept on the table. General needs for trump said that of peaceful reunification methods were exhausted. China's military should take all measures needed. I'm only thing. Npr News. Beijing horse racing's triple crown. Which is on a topsy. Turvy schedule this year. Due to the COVID. Nineteen pandemic will be without an anticipated contender. One of trainer Bob Baffert early favorites for the high profile. Races has injured his ankle after a workout at Santa Anita. Baffoni says a three year. Old Colt Nidal is now out of contention for the series. The horse had been a leader in the pre pandemic run-up to the Kentucky Derby and was expected to run in the Belmont stakes on June twentieth. This year's first run of the triple crown shares fell in Asia Today. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped point six percent. I'm Louise Schiavone. Npr News Washington.
A radical program to address the domestic violence crisis
"This is a CBC podcast own. Probably reporting a male for officer. Michael Shad this is just another call on an ordinary night shift. So how many domestic calls do you usually get a shift and a shift? I'd say anywhere around five to six domestic laws and probably arrestable ones domestic assault valley wanted to. He's a cop in Saint Paul Minnesota where he works with the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project. But for my colleague. Katie. Nicholson this. Coal is a chance to get a look inside a radical program. One that is proven to save countless. Lives here in Canada. A woman or girl is killed by her intimate partner about every six days so today. We're GONNA follow Saint Paul's team overnight and the morning to find out what their police prosecutors and victim services are doing right and what we're doing wrong. I'm Jamie Paulson. This is front burner and a warning episode contains disturbing descriptions violence. Hi Katie thank you for being here with me to my pleasure so you weren't there in the back of this police car. Actually this extraordinary access. We're able to obtain. Tell me what happened when the call came in over the radio saying there was a domestic disturbance. Oh well let me tell you the back of a squad. Car is not a comfortable ride. We're bouncing around the streets of Saint. Paul it's a city of about three hundred thousand sh and it is. It's very minnesota. It sends a bit like Fargo in the in the movie right. But it's a it's a beautiful city it's anytown. Usa It was winter. You know icy roads. We were just sort of going down the main stretch when all of a sudden you know the the call comes in from dispatch. His screen lights up on such domestic call and almost immediately. All this information starts popping up thirty years old building so he knows what to expect in that house where the previous firearms calls there. How cautious do they need to be? Were there other domestic calls there ever. What's the history of this place who lives there? What do we know about it and the call for backup goes out and they sort of Because you can't go to these things alone a few blocks out. But we'll still wait for backup. Domestic is always dangerous. You'll know what you're walking into and you know this is one of eight calls that he'll get that night that our domestic violence related calls. So this is this is a well oiled machine. That's about to go into high gear for us. So they pull up at sort of distance from the Actual House. You want to not sort of be right on the doorstep you want to have a little breathing room there. You want to be able to walk cautiously to approach the house. Oh that's interesting why I think part of it is if you're up there with sort of sirens flashing you're sort of really adding to the emotion magazine it's harder to sort of really assess what's happening So they go in as a team and the first thing they do. Is They separate the couple? So in this case it was a male suspect who he was quite sweaty he. His shirt was off. He was covered in blood as Officer shed is taking him out of the House and his partner Jessica stiff arm stays inside and she is running through a number of questions that she has been specially trained to ask and these are questions that police and prosecutors came together and decided would help increase prosecution and the idea is these are questions that gauge on the scene. The lethality of the situation. Okay what is the victims risk? What does she feel? What level of fear does she have? How many times has an assault like this happened? Police weren't called What other injuries to you have a? We need to make sure you're safe and we have to understand what went on why we were called today. Understand why you have that much allowed in your ear. They're assessing the scene. They're looking to see if there's broken glass. If there's you know is broken furniture. Is it obvious that there was a scuffle here? what's the state of the victim is bruising or contusions somewhere are there handprints around her throat. They're looking to gauge all of this because in Minnesota what they've done is they've taken the onus of lane charges off the victim. Oh interesting they put it on the police on the state itself and so they could lay a charge. Even if the victim didn't want to speak to the police exactly they're all about gauging that evidence so part of it is through the special questions that they're asking the victims to sort of get a better report for the prosecutor in the morning. The other thing that's happening is outside while stiff arm is inside talking to the victim and getting this this history from her. We have Michael Shad outside taking photos. He's asking the perpetrator all kinds of questions. He's asking you know is that all your blood Or is that hers. And you know he's getting he's getting him to admit whether or not there was an assault or not he's asking. Did you push each other? What was happening. He's getting that side of the story as well. And so what? You're witnessing here you know. Officer stiff arm inside with the victim and officer shed outside taking pictures of the alleged abuser. This is all part of this blueprint safety program. What brought you to Minnesota in the first place. Yeah so the blueprint for safety really about sherline swift consequences for domestic violence. It is amped up in their response. And what happened was years ago. It was just before two thousand ten police and prosecutors and victim services. They were all doing their jobs really well but they weren't doing them well together. And that was creating gaps in the system. They were not getting the convictions. They felt they should get they. Were not making the arrests. And most of all they felt they were failing victims so what they decided they got a grant they all came to the table and said what can we do to help each other? Do our jobs better. What questions can investigators and police ask on the scene? What can police do to shore up those cases? And what can what do prosecutors need to move forward quickly And then what? What then can victims advocates. Do to help support both the prosecution services and police and it's all based on numerous studies that show that if you have swift consequences. It doesn't matter how severe the consequences are if you have swift consequences for domestic violence. Then that means that there is a better outcome for the victim. The victim is more likely to be forthcoming to take up services To to take up the advocates offer services They're more likely to assist police and prosecution services and also it means that it sends a very strong message to the perpetrator that there are consequences for this behavior. Okay I understand. This program has been incredibly successful. So okay there have been homicides. Okay there have been homicides in. Saint Paul and we know that in the US nationally right one in three women who are murdered are murdered by an intimate partner. It's a horrendous statistic here as well in Canada right it is yeah. I mean we have hovering around in the high eighty s a number of intimate partner homicides every year in Canada and it is a problem. And that's really why the same poll group came together and what they did since twenty ten what they have seen while there have been intimate partner homicides in Saint Paul Minnesota and Ramsey County for sure they have only had one intimate partner homicide involving a case that was on the blueprint for safety's radar. So that's in ten years. They're very proud of the statistic They're very proud of the impact that they have had with this project. They say they have had higher participation from victims. They believe that they have shepherd more people to safety through this program and you know the statistics are showing us. There are more convictions and it also brought them altogether to sort of look at other ways that they could help victims. One thing is A really big problem. They have was gone on arrival. So this is a domestic violence case where you show up and the perpetrators gone right so different than what you witnessed where the alleged perpetrator was there. Yeah Yeah and like ten years ago took them seventy six days to catch up with these people and laid charges what they decided to do again. Police and prosecutors decided. We're going to prioritize these cases because these women are at risk and we don't immediately charge it sends a message to the perpetrator that if you just flee You can get away with this. And so then. They brought that down from seventy six days to charging to like eight days and that was just by prioritize impresses. The blueprint questions are asked once of the night by US or whatever during the day when we do them or and also they're asked again when the investigator follows up and calls the victim. Kinda GIVES MORE. Investigative gives us more work to kind of figure out if we do need to make an arrest. So let's go back to what you witnessed during the day that you spent with with the people involved in this program so if we could pick up where we left off at the scene officer Michael Shatters outside. He's with the alleged perpetrator who is covered in blood officer stiff armas inside asking very specific questions of of the victim. And so what? What happened after that? So the victim didn't want to cooperate. Which is fine but again in Minnesota. She doesn't need to what's happening with her. She was hesitant reluctant. She really didn't want to get involved in this. I think she according to stiff arm. Felt maybe this. There might be some retaliation for her She just wanted the violence to stop when he was a bit surprised. That police showed up as is the case with many domestic violence victims. They want the violence to stop. But that doesn't necessarily mean that they want the relationship to stop So she was. I think thrown a little bit when police did show up and what she was doing when stiff arm left was she was waiting for a ride someone to take her to another place because she did not call the police. I'm no she didn't it. Was someone else in the House that did call and report that violence do so officer. Stiff arm leaves her cart behind. Says you know if you do change your mind Egmont until two. Am she comes outside? We're immediately off to the station. He is put in a cell. Three officers are in a report room and they invited us into this report writing room. They are they have all spoken to witnesses Who witnessed the abuse? Who witnessed her pleading for help As well as officer stiff arm was able to write a report based on her interactions with the victim officer shed wrote a report based on his his interactions with the with the perpetrator. And so besides these notes that they're taking statements. What other kind of evidence do they have at this stage? They photographic evidence of the scene of the victim and the perpetrator with with the victim's blood. All over him So there's there's that And you know we did see a very. We saw pictures of the level of violence on her body including a severely bloody eardrum Or ear wasn't immediately clear to US upon looking at it. You know where all the blood was coming from but it was definitely disturbing image and very clear that something violent had happened to her buster drummer or anything like that. So let's take pictures and kind of straight pictures that the prosecutor is so they have a chat with their captain. About what kind of a charge? They should suggest and they go with the maximum just to be safe and the formal charges that's up to the prosecutor the next morning but just to be safe. They wanted to make sure. They had a felony assault on the books for him. Those three very exhaustive reports were written Within that hour and he was locked up so the next morning it was like hours later. The Sun's up and the sergeant for the Family Violence Unit is sitting down with the city prosecutor. They're going through all the domestic violence cases over the weekend and overnight. I'll call his probation officer and I and I'm going to charge this one. And she basically is going through looking at the you know. There's evidence on a A large screen. They're looking at women with contusions women with swollen cheeks all of photographic evidence. They're deciding what charges which which cases are going to charge what the charges will be. What's prosecutable and then? In the cases where there are serious cases that gets bumped up to the county level. And so there's a lot of sort of Passing the cases back and forth depending on where best to they think they can get a conviction so that from right from there I mean there was less than twelve hours and a decision is made as to how to charge this guy. And then he is before court Within within forty eight hours. Yeah and is formerly charged with In the end of misdemeanor assault but the other thing that happens there is judges routinely in Minnesota and out no contact orders from that first appearance which are sort of like restraining order. Yeah essentially yeah. You're not allowed to go anywhere near the victim and again this is so routine. It's not even questioned in Minnesota. It's just a very fast system. Okay so we've been following the alleged perpetrator here. What has been happening with the victim during this time. I know you mentioned before. The female officer left her car. That will not be the only interaction the victim has there is something else that happens that morning as we are sitting at the table with the prosecutor and the the sergeant another team has been deployed. And this is another unique part of this blueprint for safety model. So what happens is a police officer and victims advocate? Pair is immediately deployed every morning to visit every single victim of domestic violence from the overnight call and again it is so fast and so soon after the assault that police say this ensures that a the victim knows police take this seriously that they care and because they're with victims advocate. They see that they're also trying to bridge them to the support services that they need and these two people are working quite independently so the police are there to help. Sure the case You know they're looking for more evidence. They're looking to see if the victim will cooperate but the advocate is there to tell them what they can expect to the system. The advocate meets him separately and confidentially tells them what services are available. Do you want to leave a do? You want to stay Do you have a way to make ends meet? What are do you have children? Do you have a safety plan? All of these. Things are worked through with the advocate and sometimes then by making a connection with the victim. The victim is more willing than to talk to the officer a second time. Yeah and this is another part of the project that they found really made victims of intimate partner. Violence more safe. It's interesting listening to you. Talk about this initiative which feels like it sort of wrapping. Its arms around the entire process but the victims in particular. It does sound so simple in so many ways. And that's sort of what a lot of the people who are involved in the program say was like it's kind of a no brainer. It was really about just doing all of our jobs better playing on the same team and it didn't take much. It just takes you know one. Victim's advocate and one police officer visiting those victims the very next day it just takes changing the way police ask questions of victims to get a better history for the prosecutor it just takes a swift response from the prosecutor where you just the very first thing in the morning you you review those cases and you make sure that there are charges like that's really just how it's the speed and the emphasis that they put their that they believe made the difference. The other thing is the blueprint program in its ten years has become so well known to male perpetrators that they'll often have been overheard One of the prosecutors told me this making calls out to their lawyer saying Been blueprint it no way verb. So it's a well known within the city so Saint Paul If you go there and you talk to the people who are involved in the blueprint program. They'll say this is known as a city where you can't get away with domestic violence. Oh yeah so. What was it about Saint Paul's Minnesota that made this possible? You know one of the things that makes this Saint Paul Program possible is Vala. So that's the violence against Women Act which was brought in nineteen ninety four President Bill Clinton signed it in. We really had a national consensus that we had to do something and what that did. Is it criminalize? Certain parts of Certain aspects of domestic violence. It made sure that protection orders were issued in one state had to be observed nationwide and it also and this is critical unleashed funding to states. So that they could shore up their judicial responses their police training there Shelter programs each state could then figure out the best way to create a response to domestic violence and this particular. Saint Paul model still gets vol funding in fact that critical unit of the police investigator and the advocate that played that crucial visit Carey morning. Afterwards Them Yeah. Their their positions are funded entirely by. So you know one of the things that we have been kicking around as we've worked on this and observe this is does. Canada needs a similar federal reaching strategy. That tries to bring all of the the laws and all of the services together or to at least help fund provincial responses so that they can create program effective like this in every province and territory. And we don't have something like that. I mean the other criticism that has come up as a candidate doesn't have a specific provision in the criminal code for intimate partner violence. Either of these things are dealt with under existing provision like assault. That sort of thing so you know. One of the suggestions has been. Why don't we sort of pack that into the criminal code a domestic violence a curse of controlling behavior Sort of charge within the code. And that's something that England and Wales did in two thousand fifteen to help. Police established patterns of controlling behavior and criminalized that so we have asked whether there should be some sort of like national legal strategy. That were the there is some sort of broad overview that helps the provinces shore up their acts an shore up Their their domestic violence acts should we criminalize. Ip in Canada's Criminal Code? We haven't heard back from Minister Lameta yet. Justice Minister David lemony justice minister. David Linde we do hope to I. Guess maybe get some sort of a response. What about Minister for Women's Issues Man Monsef? Now she yet did sit down with us and she says everything is on the table right now. Gender-based violence intimate partner violence preventable. It's costing US way too much and she you know it's not necessarily a confirmation that this is something they're going to push through but they certainly are entertaining ideas and she said. Canada should and can do better and she also said that they will be turning this discussion to Canadians. They will be asking Canadians what they want to see in terms of how to deal with domestic violence in the courts. Okay Can Nicholson. Thank you so much for coming on about. Carson and talking to us about this incredible initiative. We're really appreciative. Oh my pleasure. All right so Katie's investigation is part of a larger series looking at the crisis of intimate partner violence in Canada you can find more coverage online at CBC news and if you or someone you know needs help visit shelter safe dossier or ending violence. Canada Dot Org. That's offered today. I'm Jamie thanks so much for listening to front burner and talk to you tomorrow for more. 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Clearing The Funnel of Fear
"Jackson is proud to present Suzie. Ormond women and money. PODCAST empowering women to take charge of their finances. Suzie Orman here. And you are listening to the women and money podcast on here. We Will Gate Suzy O'hare and welcome to the women and money podcast as well as the men smart hard enough to listen. What's very funny as I sit here and I answer your emails and I tell you from the bottom of my heart or share with with you from the bottom of my heart stories that I really hope transform? Your Life's or give you the energy so that you really can all become the strong smart insecure women that I so want you to be an I know you want to be as well and every once in a while while I feel like it's really important that I share a story about what I'm going through. That hopefully helps you attain chain that goal of being strong smart insecure even faster. How many times have I sat here? And I've said to you on this podcast. That fear is the main internal obstacle to wealth. And I always tell you. The only way to conquer fear is through action action and I encourage you to take action and I encourage you to face that fear and I encourage you to tell everybody about it and then every once in a while I need to do the same to myself but I don't sometimes have somebody that says that to me so here I am at. It's about a week ago. And I'm following the Oprah Winfrey Vision tour the twenty twenty vision tour tour and she was in Fort Lauderdale a week or so ago. Fifteen thousand people sold out and it was like oh so fabulous. I'm so happy for her and then I'm like we're outside. Wonder is her tour going and I look it up online and I see that the tour is going to be the in Saint Paul Minnesota on January eleventh. Now as I am taping this it is January tamp so tomorrow her vision tour is going to be in Saint Paul Minnesota and I'm sitting there looking at. How can that be? I'm going to be in Saint Paul Minnesota on January eleventh. I arrive 'cause I am taping my new. PBS CBS special. The pledge portion of it that will be live in Saint Paul Minnesota on January twelfth. So if you're listening to this because this podcast is for Sunday January twelfth if you're in Minnesota tune in at about two PM and four. PM It's going to be for for four hours where you will be the only ones in the entire United States that will see the PBS special live that we are doing and then we'll have to know how does there 'cause that's where we tested because in the past how Minnesota goes so does the the United States and that PBS special is based on my new book. The ultimate retirement guide for fifty plus winning strategies to make your money last a lifetime. Lifetime it comes out February twenty fifth and the PBS special shows nationwide. I think it's February twenty nine ride starting everywhere all right. That's not what I'm talking about here. Let's go back to the real podcast topic of today. And so I see that Oprah's going to be there and I just want to hug her. I want to say Happy New Year. Maybe Oprah you want me since I'm going to be there to just come on stage and say a few wise words about money like who can talk about money more than me. Nobody nobody as far as I'm concern and and so so I'm thinking about an. Kt says what are you thinking about. Susie as she comes in the room I go okay teach you know. No that Oprah's twenty twenty vision tour is going to be in Saint Paul on the same day that we're going to be there and she says to me. Well just I write her and ask her. If you can be part of it for that day and Suzie Orman freezes all of a sudden this fear this really not even logical fair takes over me and I go. I can't do that. It's a already have their lineup. They already have their speakers. I don't WanNa Right Oprah and ask her that she's really busy right now. I just can't do that. And and Katie says are you crazy. Suzie Orman Oprah would love to hear from you. Oprah would be so happy that you even want to do it and I'm Mike no she won't. I don't think so. Katie really wants you do one of these events every second is slotted and to add. Somebody is really really a big deal and it doesn't work. So let's not be a burden on Oprah let her just be and let her have a great time and will be there across the street sending her lots lots and lots of love and kt just looks at me and walks out and now this was early in the morning and now we're getting ready to go. Oh fishing because you know what I'm on the island. My favorite pastime is fishing and we're on the boat and kt as we're going going out to the spot where we fish is so busy on her cellphone. She's typing something and I'm like whatever you should be looking at the sunrise. You should be looking at the nature here. Why are you on your cell phone? But I decided I'm not going to get involved. That's what Katie wants to be doing. Okay and we're we're driving and driving on the boat and all of a sudden I look at kt and chance to smile on her face. And I look over at her and I go. Kt and what are you doing. She said nothing and I said well. Katie what have you done. You've done something. Look at that. Look on your face. And she says I wrote Oprah I sent her an email and I said what did you say you said. I told Oprah that we're going to be right there with her and suzy would love to do anything for you oprah if you want her to calm and just say a few words or whatever but regardless sopra. We would just love to give you a New Year's hug which actually is the truth because we miss her. We don't get to see her like we used to ever since her show was off the air. And I'm not on the Oprah Winfrey network and Blah Blah Blah. And I go you did what she said. That's right Susie. You're too chicken to right Oprah Winfrey so I wrote her I write her all the time. Susie you know that. So why wouldn't I just write and ask her and I'm going yeah why don't true. Kt and Suzie Orman. Why didn't you? What were you afraid of really so before I go on with this story not really understanding how your fears your irrational fears because most fears not all the time but a lot of time are just so so a rational so what fears are in your life at this moment in time? That are irrational. Rational that you are just afraid to say something. You are just afraid to ask somebody for something you are just afraid to what do something. And what is stopping you from doing it. 'cause almost understanding what's stopping you from conquering your fears facing your fears is really more important. The new actually conquering them. Because that thing that's stopping happy new will come up over and over again and you have to be able to recognize that as well as I do when it starts to happen you have to stop it. You have to have some truth in your head. That goes. This is not rational. I'm going to do this. I am not gonNA whatever it may be so we continue to be driving out to the spot where we want to fish and all of a sudden I hear a little Ding on. Kt's foam and KT. Now gets this huge smile smile on her face and she looks at me and says guess who I just got an email from I said. Don't tell me oper just bro. Oh you said Yeah you want to know what she said. Suzie Oh my God I would love if you guys came. It's time that we have new year's hug. Let me connect connect you with the people who are in charge of the event and I'll tell them. Of course I want Suzie there. Oh I'm so happy I'm like really really and K T looks at me and says what is wrong with you suzie. Orman of course Oprah will be happy to see you. She loves you. You love her. What is Bronx with you? And that was a great question for kt to ask. And I start thinking about it. And then what I really start thinking about was how grateful I am that I have somebody in my life K.. T. who isn't afraid ever of anything and when I say ever I mean ever she never has fear and I don't know why that is and maybe that's one of the reasons I love her. So but how grateful I am that I have somebody in my life. That cares enough about me. That just goes for it when I myself can't or when I myself choose not not too so the next question is if you are listening and you have somebody in your life if you really love and you see that they are blocked because they are afraid of something or they have this fear and maybe it's a fear of telling the person that they're in a relationship with the they no longer WanNa be there or they have a fear of asking for a pay raise or they have a fear of telling their kids that they cannot afford to pay for them anymore. They're thirty five years of age and really they should be paid for themselves. Whatever it may A. B.? Maybe you can be there Katie. Maybe you can help them take the action that they themselves are not currently strong enough to take themselves now here is what also is his so strange and this is what I want to also talk to you about when you have fear of something that fear. You're blocks every thing. Should I say it again when you have fear of something. That fear blacks ev. Free thing everything so I will continue with my story so this happened happened a few days ago and as soon as this happened and now I'm not afraid anymore. Now I'm so looking in Ford to going and seeing Oprah and it doesn't even matter if I speak that day or not. All that matters is that to me. What matters is Oprah knows that I wanted to be there for her with her? Whatever it was and again I feel that way? Because offer ever feel indebted to Oprah for putting me on her show two thousand nine times and everything that she's ever done for me what happened. was that everything thing else that I've been working on but for some reason hasn't been coming through one after another. It started to come through for example. I now I'm happy. I'm not afraid. 'cause I dealt with Oprah and everything and now I get an email from an editor at a major magazine that contacted me months ago about what doing an article on me and how I have helped people get out of debt and they were looking for somebody who had been in severe debt and because they followed everything I said. Now they're doing great and I was so excited because you know it doesn't matter who you are and how famous you are. How wealthy you are you? You Always WanNA major magazine when you're somebody like me to do an article on you especially when you have a new book coming out in a new PBS special. You want that you want them to mention your women and money podcast. That's just reality. Everybody and so. I was so excited when this happened months ago and I would send them one story and one email and one person. I spoke to their phone number one after another and no never happened. They're like no they're just not right now. We're not doing this one and in my own way I kinda gave up on it. I thought you know what I just don't think this is meant to happen. What was so strange is within hours of me doing this thing with Oprah and Katie helping helping me at least conquered that fear? I get an email from this person. Saint Suzy the person that you sent us. Last we've talk to and we love her. We're GONNA be doing the article. Can I talk to you two more. Oh about getting quotes from you and everything that you would want to say about route it. Am I really like of course. First thing I'll call you at nine o'clock and now I am so happy about that a few more more hours pass and this other deal that we had been working on now for almost eight months that all of a sudden they weren't really answering Dr emails anymore and I thought. Oh that's never going to happen. All right we'll let that go out of the clear blue on the exact same day we get an email saying we her so so sorry that we haven't been in touch with you. We have been doing our year and budget. We didn't know what we were going to be doing this next year. Or whatever and we've now just decided we of course want to do this deal with you. Susie we want you to be our person and I'm like really and and the really wasn't about of course they want me because they should want me because really. There's nobody better to do this. Particular Company needs to do than me but the really was about is possible because I faced affair with the help of K. T. and I broke through and now I'm going and all this thing so that I freed up all this energy this fear that was blocking me so obviously it wasn't just the fear about Oprah must tippin carrying some fear around with be now for months who knows what it is was it. I was afraid of the New Year. I don't know an I have to figure that out just like you have to figure out what is stopping you but whatever it was facing one fair or just taking one action one. Little action obviously cleared that funnel of fear that was in me and and now it's not I mean I mean maybe it was the fear of all right. I just wrote a book and was going after nine New York Times bestseller. Will this next one be a New York Times bestseller with the PBS. Be Successful you. You know just because you're successful doesn't mean that you're not afraid because everybody has such high expectations for everything that I do and if it doesn't meet those expectations it's their bottom line that also gets affected so all of that is probably adding to my state of angst here that I had. I no longer have it by the way it's gone at this moment but Interesting right so I tell you this story because if I have that at times I know you have that at times so somewhere we have to figure figure out a way of. How do you clear the funnel of fear and that? That is the title off of this week's podcast clearing the funnel of fear. So what I want you to do is a little experiment experiment. I want you to write down everything you are afraid of in your life right here and and right now I want you to put them in order of which one can you take action on. I I and I just want to somehow deal with that one fear and what will be interesting is to see if the other author things that you're fearful of either come into line fall into place are all of a sudden you find after you've taken the action on the first one that you're really not as afraid are afraid at all of all the of the ones so it's one thing for me to sit here and tell hell all of you. Listen there's only one way in that susie voice that I can get the one that kt talks to you about you know. I just talked different when I talk about money. So I'm trying to be just a little more gentle today but here's the thing it's one thing for me to sit here and talk to you about the. There's only one way for you to conquer your fear and that's through action and then for me once again to experience the truth of those words the truth of those this words because I watched did happen to my self and that's key you know you always have to know if if what I am saying. Does it work or not. 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"Talk? Radio Latino rebel Radio Hulu. Week Here it is Monday June first and you're listening to an audio boom. Apple PODCASTS spotify stitcher. Or wherever you get your podcast. We wanted to drop this. It's Monday understand. We usually don't drop back to back podcast, but. I had an opportunity to connect with an original member of Latino rebels who's actually based in the twin cities? In Saint Paul Minnesota. In the Minneapolis Saint Paul area. And I've known. Grow forever, it seems. So, we connected on Sunday night. This conversation that we had. He's in Saint. Paul I'm in Boston. But before we get into the conversation that I had with illegal Sanchez Jabber Let's listen to this message from our friends at Toyota Latino. Almost all those factories. We also have all it takes to fight over the. Raiders Suffolk dug up. Feel Calculus or skippy covert ninety. We all need to follow forceps. Concussion work and thin safetly stands. Some aspect. Of of his. Own Mass strapped muscle control. So I wanted to connect with for legal. Because he is based in Minnesota. I've known him forever. He's actually been very active in the twin cities in Minneapolis Saint, Paul area for years. He's also one of the original members of Latino. Rebel, so I've known toward that, Eagle. Wow at least I've known him online since two, thousand, eight, two, thousand, nine, so. And then when I form Latino rebels in two thousand eleven, he was part of sort of the original crew so. He's to write some poems for us we publish them. Proudly Peruvian so anyway. Here's the conversation that we had on Sunday night via the Internet's. I'm so happy to hear your voice. I'm so happy I've connected with you. You're not Minnesota Bro tap man. It's crazy. Around on. G Latino rebels reporting from Franck town Saint Paul Minnesota. It's Anna this last couple of weeks. At least last week has been exhausting, but But right now it's just you know. Just literally came downstairs from. From Watching a little bit Protestant when Minneapolis, thirty five and then like. A frigging semi truck with I don't know just literally almost. Ran into a crowd almost like. It's it is crazy. It was a peaceful protests like the. Police will let it happen much thirty five in lengthy. Clear, also the semi with leg. Would like a trailer and everything like you see. Like you've seen. We've all older adults seen machine? How Moses Parts Sassi's literally like people the for this. But. The staying just like literally stopped funding somebody, and then it was. One of those things you like I, literally just woke up from a nap. Neo 'cause I haven't been able to sleep. Book is Lakewood. Neighborhood Watch so a lot of. Some of the neighbors be like we like. We just sit in front of our poetry last couple of days to to see shifted to see what's going on because community. Neighborhood Watch type of thing is is is what's what's the thing. People are doing communication. I mean it's so tell me about. Tell me about it all because I, mean it was i. mean let's just be real like I want to talk a little bit deeper about the community because. This is not something that just instantly happens, but it has now been a week. I'm talking to you on Sunday night. The News really started breaking about George. Floyd around this time about a week ago, right? It started making the local Minnesota I woke up to it on Monday morning. And it was already on the AP and the Associated Press. How has this week been Every one of the first things to this is A. You know it's not the first time the Minneapolis Police Department on the same department have. You know have killed someone without you know what I mean. If you just think of a recently a couple years ago, Lucas Steele. Jimmy car. There's there's list of native American folks and people just not too far from where I live blocks who have who have been who have been shot up, but they police raid in and and I think. This is a had conversations with my kids about this. it's a it's A. It's not just one isolated event. it is a culmination of microaggressions as well as just events like these of. Loss of life. That has not been checks. In his net been. you know. There's no justice right I. Mean we can take it back. You know to to Trayvon. Martin you can take it back to even further down I mean this is. This is stemmed cly been happening since. Select. What can you say? Five, hundred plus years. This. Thing that people don't don't don't like people people don't get. People don't want to understand. Or as at. You know it is a lot of people. Specifically people have color and reciprocally people have caller who live in a state. Where they really find themselves in take stats. Yeah, that's the point. I wanted to make because you and I I don't want to cut you off, but you and I you're proud. Since I've met you. You're like Saint Paul. You'd like frog town. I'm down like you've always been like. You are so proud of of that right? You break your family there. And Not Sense. You've always talked about this to me. Right? I remember having those early online conversations where it's like Yo. It's tough to be Peruvian in in the twin cities, but you you have this love, but you also have the sort of grief and sadness. How is that how you guys all coping with this? I think a lot of US including my wife only other organizers. Community members that I'm in touch with on a daily basis it's it's really for me for me. Personally has been. Like onyx is Austin aspect of like back in the early. You know two thousand when I was a college student and My Wonderful Wife Nubia that we were, we were, we were we were part of you know Cultural Center on campus in you. We fought for the inequalities that were happening in. What was the only Chicano studies department in the Mid West at that point? Right and we really really know we need to. We need to do this we need to. In in you know like I've I've always loved. infill place was in the front lines. Right. Organizers when I was organizing north organizing. Mobile Home Park residents for ten issues in our survey it just. It just felt that, but it's a lot. Of It's a lot of. It's a lot of that you know. Being a parents be much older. it's like how do I how do I do that I'm doing a lot of delegating? Do a lot of. Related Information people coming to me asking me. Hey, where do people need? Help me like it's a different kind of emotional labor, right and like part of me wants to be. There, but at the same time I feel like I just have to. Lake! The guy of honesty like talking to really we haven't had time to process right. We've been women. The we unfortunately we end into reaction areas like. X X. Person Exco Organization needs so so and so we're like our. Who Can we? Who Do we know who joe and one of the things that is? Is that I I. Think. We've been doing that I specifically mean as. Having to talk to people and having to Kinda like have have conversations with people boom via social media knitted. It's it's it's emotional. Labor right, and it's even though it might not seem as work like physical work in still work. Because you you you have to, you know you have to live through a lived experiences again and things that you might not want to visit talk about, and you have to restrain yourself right because at the same time like whatever you put on the Internet relic. You told me. Is Forever Right. The Internet is forever. We've we've always said that you and I and we've. We've always kind of shared examples right? It's like yellow. The Internet's forever Yo the Internet's forever, but but tell me specifically what what you guys are doing because you. I obviously people are seeing the images. You know across the world, but I don't think they're understanding. What is actually happening in Minneapolis Saint Paul in terms of what the community is doing? So how do you begin to communicate? What is actually happening on the ground? So that it doesn't become sort of like. Like it's already to me feeling like it's becoming like CNN trope. But what are your thoughts? You know there's a I. Agree I think it's the certain parts of the media just using it for. For trump for for clicks i. think the things that are not being shared are the fact that allow? The organizers are allowed to the protesters are doing stuff peacefully? Right in not only that, but they're organizing. It's take care of not only themselves but like. Each other I mean there were. Literally Neighborhood Brigades on North North East or north. North Minneapolis as well too late. Where people were you know we're GONNA protect. Local people in colored black owned business right and we will. They stood watch for days. There's too much for night isn't make sure just because we knew people knew the. Police wasn't going to be come out there and we've add over tunas and people outside of. Minnesota come in to take advantage. Of the situation as do, there's been. Reports of Of White, supremacism and white nationalist movements coming in here in congregating and trying to figure out an agitating. I mean there's so much information now. We live now like like you know like A. Dog In my dad, you know like and he's like back in the sixties and seventies is back bitter lake when things happen, you know immediate control, everything right, but now everyone has a free cell phone right? Yeah, and so like there's bar of information coming in. You're trying to assess it in NC where that's from and you see things and leg from what I've been hearing from Outta. My friends and a lot of people who are out there you know like this. Is You know this is a? A movement from from the poor and from the use. Right who have? You know tired right, and in all these inequalities only in the aspect of police brutality, but also in the aspect of social. Economic Basis, but as well as. People not acknowledging the systemic. Racist Institution, that some of these places that we hold dear to our, and so I think a lot of youth. You get to a point where. People don't. Listen to you. You don't see any change. Right and the next thing you need you need to do is. Is is is go out in the streets right and I mean. Beautiful things that I've that I've that I've seen. Is people protecting one another I've seen a lot of people protecting businesses, but also providing housing for people I mean. You're things. Don't get told like like for example like today like everyone's. Like one of the things one of the issues that has happened because of. Of of of A lot of the places that the business hint similar businesses provide food for a lot of the local community. Right in my my main concern, what I've been working with other people just trying to figure out how to weaken least locally here, FROCK DOWN! What is one of the best ways that we can? We can avoid having a food desert. In the area because people don't have access to transportation, people don't have access. To Mobility in all different things for how can we make sure that doesn't happen right in how we continue to to to? To make make it be stable until these businesses. hopefully are able to get back on the ground. Of course. How was put the businesses to get back on the ground? Because latter alone businesses were local specifically in specifically frog because. Because we have the railway, we have to train right. We had to light rail ride, and because of that the property values around here in gentrification. Something that's. In the the moon move right. It's people know what's happening right but with. This is this a perfect vacuum forward for people read that to be able to sweep up businesses that were already been here for twenty thirty years I mean. That's the thing that worries me as well to a naval that force the force gentrification right that this is a way to change neighborhoods and use this right and your neighbor had an end. The Rondo neighborhood is is open wounds, still to that 'cause Rondo neighborhood of African American neighborhood in Saint Ball, literally was cut in half because of the. Because the Ford Year next on the right and still there right, so let's still visible. Right, and so those are the things that are that are. There so many things going on, but it all. Culminates into this, aspect. That we we tired. Of seeing. Black men GLAC will. Be Be be killed for senseless reasons. We don't believe. I mean. I'm a fan of the BOB. Of the Union representative. About crowd! The guy we broke your cutting wrote about him the police. Union guy he's he's A. He's a piece works so like And here and people are like you're anti police have. Personal Business Again I've had personal experiences police that you know I. Don't I, don't plan, but I understand what their what their role is right and a Lotta people specifically like on CNN people. Relate to grow less. There's only. There's only a few apple is causing all these bad apples by saw. Your bad apples they I saw you wrote about this. And then I have one last question, but tell me about that because I saw your post about the bad apples. What what did you mean by that? Well I. Mean like pretty much. What people what it means is saying that there's only a few individuals are making are making. Bad things happen in the police aspect of it lake in the police system. There's only my question is. If? I'm getting tired of the arguing because it negates. The acknowledgement that there's a system within the police free since that is. Right I mean so if you have. A few bad apples. And you say all the rest of the apples and good or wind, the other good apples, checking checking checking the the bath or why they kicking them out right LASAGNA's to. Apple's seeds right? Sees. Become trees trees. Become alternates as like. where, where do we start right? Where are they? We need to be able to do that, so they just. The, it's not. It's not that ice. Is it's just that is crazy? To have people believe us at analogy -nology use it. Excuse the I know and especially when it comes to minutes Minnesota and the police and the history and again people really need to look at what has happened. You've earned a lot about it. You've talked a lot about it I I know a lot of because of you, but tell me this last this last question for you. They go like. What is justice now? Like what where does where do you feel like you're there on the ground you're you're doing you're trying to you. Know do the best that you can to like. Unite your community. Do what you can do while this is all happening. Everyone's converging. It's global pandemic like you know what I'm saying. It just feels like like the matrix all of a sudden. What where do we begin to see some form of actual justice in I wanNA say healing because I don't want to talk about healing. I WANNA talk about. Progress because I don't think people are going to be like. Oh, I'm good because he got arrested, right? You know what I'm saying like. People are angry. Like that's not gonNA. Go Away. In on Tuesday, or or you know even as many national guard, or Minnesota Public Safety officers come in and do aggressive tactics I mean that's GonNa go away. So how do you begin the worst justice in all of this? Where do you find it? We only had in history that I know in here. In Minnesota one case police where police officers actually GONNA jail for killing somebody right. Here. Right when when when nor of was was. Found guilty of killing just seen and she she was from Australia. Way Women, so it's like. Clark for Landau, and all like nothing. You know what I'm saying. May and so they ended the thing that can happen. It's not only has this person you need to be. Need to jail to go to prison you to go out for IRT Meyer opinion, but the other people who were also. Negligent to stop what he was doing. Also need accountable I think it starts I think it starts there if people don't see. The police officers involved or the police officers involved not be held accountable. Yeah this is. This is going to be ongoing cycle, right? Needed and I'm pretty sure that governor knows that. I'm pretty sure I. Mean if they don't they should. But the thing is Tuesday people want to see. Justice also WANNA be able to address the aspect. Of Police, brutality. How. How are we going to you know? Are you gonNa vote community working to set right? How are you going to Lake I? Had people who were like you know rescue musical. Maybe we should. Because, there was a way there'd be can pick who who the union the president and the represented. Or whatever over we could. Make sure that. Through Upton but at the those things. Are Second Step. The first ever people is people want is justice in the aspect of. prosecution. And and leading to. Leading to them being convicted of killing. Murdering Jorde and here's a here's the crazy thing is She used to work as a security guard over at A. At Goma. Congo. Ganga in that used to go there when I was a young guy. And so like there's a lot of overlain of connection I saw I told you I. Don't know if I told you this. I'll end up with this. But when we posted the news of his murder a week ago, there was two people on Latino. Rebels facebook from Minnesota from Minneapolis. Who are like that's my balancer. Like I know who that is. We're both there were like Latin next. There were like it was. Like they were grieving. It's it's so much further. Go you know I just I just want to send you my love, I. Think about you I know things. Get crazy in the world, but you know. I instantly thought of you and your family, and all that you are using amazing soul can I just got. Let's let's check in about a month. I'm bringing you back on because I feel like I don't want to shorten this conversation, but I? Just WanNa. Make sure that this gets out. so that people can hear your voice, and and you know that there's good people out there. You, the words thank you for the conversation and thank you for thinking of. You know I love you I love you lots. Regal it's good to hear you. Thank you so much for being on. Just wanted to thank you again for taking the time. Guys if you like what you heard, just review us. Tweet at US Latino, rebels tweet at me. Who Little Seventy seven? We'll be back later this week with another podcast, but like we always do we always close that we'll play. That's Julia Luella. Latino rebels radio. Makeup You.
June 3, 2020: The Weepy-Voiced Killer
"Today is Wednesday June third twenty twenty on this day in Nineteen, eighty-one Paul Michael stafani murdered Kimberly Compton in Saint Paul Minnesota shortly after the slaying Stafani called nine, one one, and confessed to the crime in tears, earning him the nickname, the weepy voiced killer. Welcome to today in true crime, a podcast original I'm Vanessa Richardson and today I'm joined by our guest host Irma Blanco Hello Today and true crime listeners I'm thrilled I could join today podcast. Fans might recognize Erma from the podcast original hostage where she and her co host Carter take us to the electrifying centers of hostage negotiations. Yeah, every week we follow a race to apprehend terrorists and criminals while innocent lives hang in the balance. We also examined the long term psychological impact on hostages and hostage takers. Irma's here to discuss some of the historical aspects of today's story while all cover the narrative. I think we're ready to dive in. The murder of Kimberly. Compton was a tragedy that stuck in the minds of MINNESOTANS, perhaps in part because of the details of the killing and due to the graphic nature of today's crimes, listener discretion advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Now let's go back to June third nineteen eighty-one around midday. The weather was beautiful on this summer. Sunday and a group of. Wandered about their neighborhood passing the time. They could hear the sound of cars flying by on the nearby freeway. As they approached a construction site, it had been left empty over the weekend, perfect for a good time away from the watchful eyes of their parents. The group ventured in and began to play around as things got raucous, they decided to move their fun to a field next door. The tall grass promising softer landings. They jotted through the foliage. Happy as can be. Little did. They know they were about to make a grim discovery. In the midst of their summer fun, the teens stumbled across the freshly made corpse of a young woman, not too much older than each of them. She'd been stabbed an ungodly number of times. Her blood soaked into the ground. The teens rushed to notify the police who quickly made their way to the scene of the crime. After a brief investigation, they identified their victim as eighteen year old Kimberly Compton. Kimberly had just graduated from a small town high school in Wisconsin. She wrote a bus to Saint Paul intending to look for work in the city. The same day she arrived, it seemed instead. She found a brutal and. The coroner performed an autopsy. That afternoon Kimberly had been stabbed sixty one times in her chest, abdomen and thighs. Her wounds were pointed and circular, implying she had most likely been murdered with an ice pick, whoever had killed kimberly was clearly capable of a frightening level of violence. The police were determined to catch him, but they never expected him to reach out to them directly. As the police began their investigation nine one one received a call from a man with a quivering emotional voice through tears, he proceeded to speak some truly haunting words. God Damn, will you find me? I just stabbed somebody with an ice pick I can't stop myself. I keep killing somebody. The killer hung up before the call could be traced, but they would hear from him again soon on June fifth only two days after the murder, he called a second time he said. Don't talk. Just listen. I'm sorry for what I did to Compton I couldn't help it. Don't know why I had to stab her. I'm so upset about it. I can't believe I did it. I can't think of a way to stop. If I get locked up, I'll kill myself I'd rather kill myself than get locked up. I'll just try not to kill anybody else. This time the killers spoke just long enough to trace the call to a bus station phone booth. Officers raced to the scene, but by the time they arrived, the killer was long gone. It seemed he was playing a cat and mouse game with the police, but this was a game. The police were determined to win. Coming up the police catch their weepy voiced killer eventually. So. I've been playing this exciting. Mobile puzzle game called best fiends. Playing almost a year now and I'm up to level three hundred, thirty, one of course I didn't do all that myself. My kids love to play best beans to I like to play because it requires strategy while the game is casual I find the puzzles challenging and fun so I. Try to find time to play every day I like the bright colors and visual design of the game, and the characters are super adorable. Best fans treats the game like a service, so there are new levels, challenges and events every month. The best part you don't even need an Internet connection to play, don't miss out. Try It for yourself and see if you can beat. So engage your brain with fun puzzles and collect tons of cute characters. Trust me with over one hundred million downloads. This five star rated mobile puzzle game is a must play. Download best fiends free on the apple APP store or Google play. That's friends without the our best beans. Now back to the story. On June third, nineteen, eighty, one and eighteen year, old girl, named Kimberly Compton was found stabbed to death. In Saint, Paul Minnesota, the police had no leads except for a weepy, voiced nine one one call confession from the killer himself. My guest host Irma Blanco is here to help discuss the investigation into Kimberley's killer. Thanks Vanessa. The killer had already called nine one one twice, and by June eleventh he would call yet again. He apologized for killing kimberly each time, and even went so far as to correct. Some of the media reports about the murder, but he never gave the police his name instead. He implored them to catch him soon. Otherwise he would kill again. Aside from the phone calls, the police had little evidence to go on in order to spur the investigation forward. They check their records to see if any similar crimes had been committed in the past. They were surprised to find that on New Year's Eve. A woman named Karen Potok had been viciously assaulted with a tire iron. She would have died that night if her attacker had not called the police with a weepy voice, saying there's a girl hurt their hurry. Repairing to the train tracks where he left her. Ambulances rushed to the scene, and they managed to save Karen's life. However, the beating had been so severe that it caused brain damage, and she wasn't able to remember what her attacker looked like. The man who hurt her had gone free. Now with Kimberley's death, the police knew they had a potential serial killer loose in Saint Paul. The police gave the recordings of his voice to the local media. Hoping someone in the public would recognize the sound. They received over one hundred and fifty tips and response, but none were helpful. The killers. Emotions effectively disguised his typical speaking voice and left both the police and the public at a loss. The killer stayed loose on the streets and soon he struck again. Over a year later, the killer assaulted a thirty three year old woman named Kathleen greening in her own home. He then drowned her in the bathtub and fled the scene. Her body was found on July twenty first nineteen, eighty two. Then on August sixth, the body of a forty year, old woman named Barbara. Simon's was discovered on the banks of the Mississippi River. She had been stabbed over one hundred times. Authorities identified the weapon as either a screwdriver or ICEPICK. The police received a call shortly after. A weepy voice proclaimed. I'm sorry. I killed that girl. I stabbed her forty times. Kimberly Compton was the first one over in Saint Paul. I killed more people. I'll never make it to heaven. It seemed the killer for all expressions of guilt thought he was safe, but finally with the death of Barbara Simmons the police were able to find a lead. Simon's told her friends earlier on the night. She died that she planned on visiting. The Hexagon. Bar In Minneapolis officers, spoke to the employees who had been working at the bar that night and the employees claimed that Simon's had accepted a ride home from a man she didn't know. Based on descriptions of the man, the employer provided the police able to arrange a photo lineup of several known criminals in the area. After showing the lineup to the witnesses, each identified a man named Hall Michael Stephanie. As the man they had seen with Barbara Simmons on the night. She died. Police quickly set up a surveillance detail on Stephanie. Watching him at his home, they followed him everywhere. He went until August. Twenty first went through sheer chance. He managed to slip out of their sight. Police race through the Minneapolis streets searching for him, but someone else found him I. Nine one received a call from a man in hysterics, but it was not the weepy voiced killer. Instead the caller had witnessed a brutal. A man stabbing a woman with the screwdriver. Police rushed to the scene to find a twenty one year old sex worker named Denise Williams bleeding on the streets. She had been stabbed thirteen times, but managed to escape by hitting her attacker in the head with a glass bottle. And quickly identified her attacker as Paul Michael Stephanie. Police arrested Stefani's shortly after he was tried in a court of law, and found guilty of both the attempted murder of Denise Williams and the successful murder of Barbara Simon's. The prosecution did not have enough evidence to prove that Stephanie was responsible for the other horrific incidents linked with the weepy, voiced killer, but he received two sentence of eighteen years for the stabbing of Williams and forty years for the killing of Simon's. Fifteen years later in nineteen, ninety seven, Stafani was diagnosed with terminal cancer. As he lay on his deathbed, he reached out to police and confessed that he was as investigators, surmised responsible for all the crimes tied to the we be voiced killer. He was the man behind those harrowing phone calls to He claimed that he wished to apologize to the families of the victims before he died and hoped that his confession might help, said right with God. But then again, the weepy voiced killer had always liked confessing. I'm Vanessa Richardson thanks again Irma for joining me today. Thanks for having me. 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AP Headline News Jan 30 2019 06:00 (EST)
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Former Senator Norm Coleman 5-31-20
"Did you know that there is still time to start at Montclair State University this fall Montclair St stands apart from and above other New Jersey universities? We're a place that pulse students in and lifts them up. Join a supportive community. That welcomes your voice. Montclair state is home to students of all backgrounds beliefs and identities reflecting the world around us to apply Montclair state and start this fall takes. Msu Two four seven four seven four seven that's Msu two four seven four seven four seven. Good Morning America. This is the catch table. Tronc catching Matiz year Sunday morning. Minnesota Mike Todd. How sad sad said or what's going on over there we have displaced New Yorker. Born in Brooklyn became mayor of Saint Paul Minnesota and became the U. S. senator from Minnesota. Also what's prosecuted there to at it? Senator Norm Coleman Good Morning Senator. How're you doing fine? It is is a great great pleasure to To to hear your voice And I am I listen. I grew up Born and bred in Brooklyn made my way out to the Midwest many decades ago and ultimately I taught Chinese channels seventeen years prosecutor ended up getting elected mayor. Saint Paul United States Senator Minnesota by the when I was in the Senate there were three of us all went to the same high school one represented New York the other representative Vermont and then one representative Minnesota and the three were me. Chuck Schumer Year behind the James Madison and Bernie Sanders Who was a number years ahead of us so New York City my roots? I'm in Minnesota now job. Experience last couple of days is just profoundly. Profoundly Sad George Floyd an African American man with a top having Indiana's neck Brutal brutal scene died. I I had said early on. I would have Arrested that COP on. I think it probable cause and by the way I say there's somebody who has the deepest respect for the men and women in blue. We need them. They're they're good folks and but you get some folks who do things that simply aren't on tolerable and in the end we had a death He was just charged. As we're taping this You know I think we're hearing on Sunday but he's already been charged now. Third Murder And we'll see what happens with the other officers but profound tragedy but also what's tragic has been the response in the community The looting the breakings of the violence the destruction. The police station being burnt down with the mayor giving the order to abandon the station. It's absolutely stunning. We've two mayors that have been relatively silent absent without leaving this process. The governor just recently called in the national God thank the National Guard. Thank God we're GonNa Attorney General. Whose comment was among the game. Saying saying we're GONNA writing the unheard being heard not no that's That would maybe different time When you're when you're burning down buildings were when you're when you're looting pharmacies and sealing the drugs and and and when you're just doing all sorts of violence and destruction that's not the unheard th. That's those criminals as a thugs and early taking away from the memory of a man who obviously terrible death. They're taking away from the merge intimate protesters the folks who have a right to be angry and who need to be heard of but Violins looting theft arson. That's not a way to be heard now. A these people that that are writing rumor has it and only rumor that ANTIFA has said people in there to gather up the rioters and create that scene. Have you heard I Rueda? Yeah Yeah John that wouldn't it wouldn't surprise me. I am talked some of the police officers and You know there's the call goes out. We got a hot spot here. Thank you have a combination of a and again? Let me separate out. We'll protesters the folks that would deeply hurt by what took place we need to have changed to have healing when you get a lot more love but then you have the the thoughts and you have the the criminals and you have. Antigua and you have others simply look to Wreak havoc look to destroy. Look to tear down And and and unfortunately they have and I think the response has been slow. Be Public Response Again. I think both mayors have been just personal. Almost invisible in Minneapolis mayor on A Rachel maddow show and that's what I've seen him but if I haven't they weren't by the way in the governor's when there's a press conference so talking about having the National Guard out and try to resolve these things so Yeah the the crow. The bad element comes in. They take advantage situation. It's the good people who suffered that. That is horrible in every you know Fox Irish CNN Carey said everybody's carrying You know the city burning down and gives them an excuse to do that. I mean I I take my personal feeling. The police officer was a higher percent wrong. The have anything in his past that you know about the center. I mean he's had to and like you. Just gotTa read this. I didn't know him personally. I know a lot of voice. I work with him obviously as a mayor a sore Sunday. I think by the way The Commissioner Public Safety for instance in Minnesota right now former chief of police in Saint Paul. He's a professional. He's good the Mayor. The chief of police in Saint Paul. Todd actually really good This guy think has some problems in Minneapolis. That has had more problems with the community. Then then my folks in Saint Paul But but again you. Can't you know paint every topic the same brush We've gotTa make sure that that whatever happened can never happen again. We gotTA figure out a way to ensure that tops better trained. We gotta build better ties in policing in the community but all that said and done it. None of it is an excuse for violence. Not if it is the reason we're gonNA looting Austin burning things down stealing etcetera. So let's let's get let's have sake. Let's get the streets so that that would be why right now. Let's get everything down. Let's make sure that people say that property is say that that the society and then down the road. Let's figure out a way to kind of figure out what went wrong here a lot. More healing a lot more love but but you cannot do anything John unless you have a sense of personal safety and security and we've lost that Minneapolis. Saint Paul last couple of days. Hope we regain a very quickly Former senator Norm Coleman. Thank you for giving all Americans and update on what's going on and Hopefully takes calmed down there and Reason will prevail. A MINNESOTA is a great place. The Land of Ten Thousand Lakes which hopefully will be game that that Glorious and image of who you really are not reflected in the bad folks that are doing bad things today in both cities. Thank you John. So Much. Taxi said have you could weaken the best catch from paper. Be Right back.
How climate change risk is showing up in real estate
"Support for climate cast comes from Bank of America financing, clean energy initiatives, and advancements in renewable energy and spurring innovation in and the growth of environmentally focused companies markets and jobs, Bank of America, NA, member FDIC. Climate change risk showing up in real estate. I'm MPR chief meteorologist Paul Hefner. This is climate cast. The concept is pretty simple. Rising seas higher storm surges and unprecedented, flooding adds up to more risk for trillions of dollars in real estate. So now big real estate investment firms are calculating climate risk on property portfolios. Ed, Walter is global CEO with urban land institute. I think they're looking at the full gamut of what you see in the news on a regular basis. So one, they're looking at the impact of rising seas to they're looking at the impact of extreme heat and other markets. And lastly, you're looking at the impact of rising, it's a major storm events. So how does or will climate change risk be priced into current and future real estate, the challenge with this issue is that you can see in the long run that changes are coming to a variety of markets and something will ultimately need to be done to protect the real estate in those markets. And so as they're trying to assess. Yes that you have to both examine, what is the anticipated risk within an anticipated timeframe. And then what are the measures that are going to be required to protect against that as a real estate investor? Those dollars alternately whether they show up and investments in the building or higher tax rates within the city, the impact of those expenses, will ultimately affect the value of the building. What's the biggest message you think people should know about climate risk going forward? I think it's hard to dispute that we aren't seeing an increase in sea levels, and an increase in storm events and an increase in extreme heat. And so without getting caught up in the politics of debating climate change. I think the reality is, is cities need to be thoughtful and building owners need to be thoughtful about how to protect themselves against those three threats and so being smart and proactive about developing solutions where you can enhancing protections where you can. And developing where you should is really the best protection for any city against any real estate owner against those types of issues, and Walter global CEO with the urban land institute. Thanks so much for your perspective today graduates. Great to have a chance to talk with you. Paul hello. My name is Julie Marquel. I'm from Saint Paul Minnesota, Mike, climate story is about summer spent with my family up at Leech lake Minnesota. The storm. We had been watching build in the skies across the lake had reached our shore, wildfire foot waves crashed onto the beach reaching up to the treeline smoothing, the sand with each departure, the air, smelled of rain, fish and lake water, dark, clouds and shades of gray and blue hanging low in the sky, I watched as my young sons and nephew raced up and down the beach screeching and delight as they jumped to avoid the NextWave. This is a place of family history. A rustic camp compound, my parents had created for our family. When I was very young, where he would spend a month every summer living off the grid tents were shelters meals, all cooked outdoors on a raised. Her rooms were carved out of the Greenwood's with trees and sky as our ceiling, so many amazing experiences campfires. Storytelling in songs star field skies Northern Lights from horizon to zenith long lazy days swimming reading exploring the woods building forts and sand castles, we were visited by FOX bears. Skunks raccoons and owls in a life list of birds. I assume that this was a world that as it was would also belong to my children and their children. That will not be the vegetation, will change the cold clear lake will warm climate change is a reality. I pass on to the next generation. I stay hopeful engaged and committed to imagining a better world. That's climate cast with thanks to climate generations talk climate institute. I'm NPR chief meteorologist Paul Hutton. Her.
A tailored ride-hail service with special needs in mind
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by guideline think your business is too small to offer a 4. It's not join the thousands of small businesses and startups that offer a guideline 4. Guideline is affordable easy to manage and the best part it's it's free to start a guideline dot com for details. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by smart water on a mission to add fresh thinking to the world that's why they created to new ways to hydrate smart water alkaline with nine plus P. H.. Helps keeps you hydrated while you're on the move and smart water the antioxidant with added Selenium helps you find balance for your body in mind and now you can order smart water with Alexa yourself will thank yourself smart water. That's pretty smart a startup banking on ridesharing. That's more caring thing from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Jed Kim in Hollywood. It seems like Uber and lift are everywhere these days and for many millions of people it's great because those services make it easier and often cheaper to get where you need to go but they don't work for everyone. Seniors and people with disabilities often need more help than a ride hailing services designed to provide and while sometimes city or a county has special public transportation options. They're not always available or reliable. Able K. Cheetah lives a gable pines a senior living community in Saint Paul Minnesota until very recently she mostly got around with a shared public transportation program called Metro Mobility but it wasn't the greatest the night they left until seventy seven. We won't charge you for this right. I said we'RE NOT GONNA get paid if you did charge me and I said I'm never caught using you again. We'll got so where I had to now. She has another option hyphen her residence partnered with a startup called mobility for all its in the business of on-demand rides for people who need extra help getting into a car or other special services. You don't need an APP or even a smartphone. It's designed with seniors and people with disabilities in mind. John is the C._E._O.. Of Mobility for all for our latest installment of evenly distributed exploring digital divide and tech don't shares what's at stake for his users. Seniors and people with disabilities have have gotten used to have accepted that they're just going to be socially isolated and that's not good for their health. It's not good for their wellbeing. That is a huge cost to our society. If you think think of like an Uber or lift or a taxi company those are typically curbed curb service you have to go meet them at the curb whereas our drivers are trained and the expectation is that they will meet our riders within. The senior communities that they live in or after front door and provide that assistance from the threatful all the way into the vehicle and then to their final destination whether it's at Church or at the reception desk for an appointment at doctor's office we have very little capital. We don't have a fleet of cars or minivans or wheelchair accessible vehicles. We contract out for those so that's more of that Gig kind of tech economy that we're using and then we use technology also to make sure all that works in concert in the twin cities we have partnerships with five senior living communities so the market that we're building has actually there. It's one that's invisible to a lot of companies out there whether it's Uber lift because they're underserved seniors and people with disabilities want to be out they have this huge pent up demand for getting a ride for having mobility options but the supply of that service is an out there and that's what we're feeling. We're filling that gap. That's John Donne C._E._O.. Of Mobility for all that's four as in the number four by the way don't says he hopes to expand the company beyond the Minneapolis Saint Paul area in twenty twenty and now for some related links more. Services are popping up to provide ridesharing focused on accessibility tech crunch reports on May mobility which is developing electric vehicles that travel at low speeds and our wheelchair accessible. The design allows wheelchair users to stay in their chairs rolling up rams to enter the vehicles and there's no testing shows they need to make some adjustments like longer rams to make it easier to board still company hopes to make its shuttles operational in Columbus grand rapids and providence soon food. How did the whole Gig economy thing takeoff Yahoo? Finance has an interview with the founder of cash grab it service connects freelance laborers with customers who need health and developed back when we weren't used to the idea of using an APP to a higher some ordinary Schmo task grab. It didn't go the I._P._O.. Route was instead acquired by here in two thousand seventeen another thing that sets it apart from Uber lift than the like it was profitable when it made the decision to sell as a driver for Uber or lift. You've got to worry about keeping a ratings up. Hope no one Ralph's in the backseat nowadays though you also need to worry about becoming an unwitting accomplice to a crime Newsweek lists a few instances of rideshare rideshare as getaway driver including one where a new uber driver had no idea his writer was holding up a gas station. You only figured it out when the cops came to his house and arrested him he was released but man gotta hope he got a good tip from the writer Ryder Right Jed Kim and that's marketplace tech. This is a P._M.. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by Oregon State University campus it's been said.
Special Guest - Kirsten Mitchell
"Welcome to the world elude. Today I am joined joined by. Kirsten Mitchell is a weakened anchor and news reporter here at a local TV station in Fresno Pearson. Welcome to the show. Thank you thank you so much for having me so first of all. I really appreciate you taking the time to speak with me. I know people are busy and so it just means the world to me that you take time to talk to me yeah I know we had some scheduling conflicts. But I'm glad we finally figured out figured out a time no worries I appreciate you making it work. So let's talk a little bit about where you're from. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Saint Paul Minnesota that my home My family's we still there. Yeah it was a great place to grow up. It's very cold but I wouldn't have it any other way. Yeah I've heard it's very cold and I actually have family family. That lives out there. They just moved there and going to be visiting the week before Christmas. Oh is that your first time there. It'll be my first time. They're ever like the furthest North I've ever been as Oregon that doesn't like it doesn't even get cold there So it's just so close to California like it's I'm scared I'm nervous for it. You'll be fine. Just bring a jacket all the works right. So do you have siblings. You know child. Yeah I have a brother there. He's about a year and a half older than me He's also in Minnesota game with my parents. Most families still in Minnesota at the garden. Sure do you have any family here in California with you. I don't. I moved here not knowing anyone that lives in the entire state. So I'm making some new family family here my coworkers and my friends so yeah no one. No one out here though in the West Coast Interesting so when you came to Fresno did you know what to expect where he kinda surprised people think California and they think beechy cities and surfers and movie stars so Fresno is definitely not that. It's not that but it's special in other ways and when I moved here everyone I mean there is kind of a negative notion around around Fresno because we don't have that beach that city that you know is very agricultural rural but I mean I think that's just special And I it was really great place. I don't I don't understand why people like red now. I'm a huge fan. I agree so I know we don't really know each other but I worked for Fred. Yes here in town and it's a real estate company kind of just I guess Community promoter so we tell the stories Lee amazing things about Fresno. Oh and it was kind of started on that notion of people hate Fresno or call it the armpit of California and it's really a fantastic place so you're absolutely right. Yeah it's special. I think for sure so you have anyone in your family that is in journalism. That was a news. Anchor held that kind of inspiration. Inspiration comes in new that you want to do that. No one in my immediate family My uncle he is a journalist in Chicago for radio. So Oh you know. I grew up kind of listening to his radio. Three's but I mean I kind of fell into it. I didn't really know what I wanted to do for longest long time and it wasn't until in college I was like. Oh you know. This seems like a career that encompasses all my interests because the variety learn so much about different topics. And that's kind of how I fell into it but I I grew up watching the local news and it really makes sense just took me a while to realize that. Was it for me so I can't see myself doing anything. Yeah Yeah that's interesting. A lot of people have no idea what they wanna do or kind of a general idea and then you go to college and Kinda just now. Yeah Yeah because has your like well. I'm spending whatever it might be. Twelve thousand twenty thousand dollars a year or not a year for this education. I better figure it out quick. So where'd you go go to school. I actually have my team that kind of research on people and that sounds weird and people get to have your team exactly yeah Sorry your resume in front of me so you went to Depaul University. Yeah so I went to Depaul University my freshman year. I'm from Saint Paul but you know oh she goes Kinda the next closest big city and I'm a huge city person so that just seemed like a great place to go to school but you know after a year I realized I'M GONNA have to pay for this I don't know if I can afford it for three more years. So I transferred to the University of Minnesota and that's where I finished off my undergraduate degree in journalism. Then and yeah okay so I majored in business and so it was just very probably different than journalism. Were you able to go out and meet with other journalists or meet with new stations. Yeah I still keep in touch with my journalism professor today. Start out that living. He's amazing you you the former news director at one of the big local station in Minneapolis. WC CEO and. He really taught me. Everything I I know today essentially and really got to give him a lot of crops but he would bring in great guests seekers you know working journalists and we'd go on class trip to you know the local stations and we you know we learn video editing how to shoot how to write everything in his class so great professor there. There was a great program. We didn't have A A TV station for the school like some other universities do so we just kinda worked around that and I feel like I got you know a lot of good experience. He's just do my classes. They're very cool. And so you enter your news intern. Could you really get to like dive into what broadcast journalism was there. Yeah yeah so I had three internships during college. My first one was that. WTC Oh that's the CBS. Owned Station in Minneapolis. I think I was maybe obvious. Sophomore in college was my first one and I really had no idea what I was doing. I was just really excited to be there. 'cause I was stationed then. I grew up watching so I mean I sat at the desk us guy. You know much up the courage to ask these reporters that I've watched for years and all I can. I please come out with the story. You know my shoe to stand up. I don't know I felt like I was pretty useless but it was a great experience. You know it's just kind of to learn to get your foot in the door and to see kind of a working newsroom. So that was a great experience. My second internship was at Wma Q. The NBC owned Station in Chicago. And I did that over a summer between my junior and senior year of college so I entered there and that was awesome. I was actually creative services department. So we're working on on different kinds of commercials local TV spots. I remember like editing like Chicago. Marathon little like twenty seconds. You know commercial that would Aaron TV so that that was a great experience as well. Obviously Chicago's a huge market so that was ram And then my last internship was at care eleven eleven the NBC. Affiliate in Minneapolis. And I did that my senior year of college and that's that was awesome as well. Because I was able to. You know at that point. I kind of figured out what I was doing to make a real and you know more strategic and you know what I was shooting my stand up and I don't know I felt like I can't say enough. Good things about internships to anyone that is in this kind of career pass Yeah it sounds like you got to run through a lot of different things and Even narrow down more which part of the business you really like to do So what was your first job like your actual job you graduated. Yeah so I graduated. I had a real on Youtube. And you send it out you know all across the country small markets. That's kind of I mean. Obviously there's many ways to do it now. But that's what I did and I got a call from Panama City Florida so very far from Minnesota. But I was I was like okay you know beaches not bad. You know. Let's do it so that was my first job out of college. I mean to Panama City Florida worked for the ABC affiliate down there as a m J or multimedia journalist that Mente you know on my video edited video films. Alan live shots that everything on the website. Really you know the jack-of-all-trades Yeah it was a lot of work right but it was. It was great is a great learning experience for sure so something I did it no and I just found out recently working with someone else here in town for an actual. Oh shot we did for. The broadcast is a lot of journalists. They do their own editing. They set up their own shots and everything I think for people who are outside side of the news we think the journalists just shows up they get filmed in bats it and they took the video back to someone else who edits it puts it up and all that yeah. It's not so glamorous like that maybe if you get to you know network or something like that. It's a little bit different but I would say the majority of local news. You're doing it all. And that's kind of a necessity in the way that the business is going and I think it's valuable thing to know before you get into the business that that is you. You know the reality and it's not as glamorous as you think it is for sure it sounds that way and so that's interesting like you said it's glamorous it's more than just standing in front of the camera camera and talking you have to learn all these other skills as far as editing go and writing and things like that so it's not just standing there and talking know much more than that not allowed to work behind the scenes just for that little you know one one minute one minute thirty second story that you that you do. Hey everyone super excited to announce that world of blue is now available on stitcher premium. You can listen to some of your favorite shows. Add Ad free with stitcher premium like Conan. O'Brien needs a friend. My favorite murder Wolverine the last trail. Fantasy footballers science roles with Bill L.. Nine and more plus get access to stitcher originals bonus episodes comedy albums and more. It's only four ninety nine a month or thirty four ninety nine per year good stitcher dot com slash premium to sign up today. Use Promo Code World Blue for one month free on your monthly planned plant again that stitcher dot com slash premium and use Promo code world of blue now back door so I went all. It just started this podcast about a month and a half ago and I did the editing part and hated it I would go through it and probably listen to the whole nothing like eight different times and by the time editing. I was like no. I don't WanNa do this and I'm sure you probably feel the same way when you're editing video. Yeah I mean it's really hard. 'cause you're your own worst critic right so I mean yeah I mean I could go back to my stories you know everyday and completely taking part of you know I want to do that differently. That sounded bad. You know why did I wait. You know an extra second here and you know you can go on and on forever until you know. Nothing's perfect though so oh for sure. Yeah type perfectionist You know when you're doing something like that exactly and and I always the biggest thing for me is why did I say it like that. I wish I had said it like this. So that's always my biggest thing so let's talk about. How long were you in Panama City? I was there for a little bit more than a year. And a half. So when you're somewhere or you're always obviously still promoting yourself to other areas. I'm assuming yeah I mean you always WanNa think about kind of what's next I think in any business S.. You WanNa know you know what your future is and you want to be prepared for whatever comes your way you do sign contracts typically in this business so that Kinda determines the length of time that you stay somewhere but I mean everyone everyone is different. Everyone's stays different places for different amounts of time. So it's really you know. No no path is similar to another. Yeah and so how did you hear about Fresno that someone reach out to you so oh. My situation was a little bit unique. While I was in Panama City we had hurricane. Michael hit the area so that was just really destructive storms so we had a a lot of damage to our news station. Actually you know. Parts of the roof collapsed we had flooding so it was a pretty bad situation down there. So it was. We're getting a lot of remodeling and you know some of my co workers they were you know displaced from the hurricane so it was really just kind of a chaotic time and My company any is great enough that they allow you to kind of transfer within the company and move up without breaking your contract so I saw an opportunity the open in Fresno and my former bought supported me in that decision and kind of connected me with the news director out here and it just Kinda went from there so I left a little a bit earlier than I thought but it was a good opportunity here and yeah So where you able to visit Fresno I or was it just kind of like the thing will take it or leave it. I visited I. Yeah I want to make sure that it was what it sounded like. You know. It's so important important especially in you know job like this when you're moving across the country to know you know what the newsroom is like what the people are like because I think that atmosphere everything and that can really make or break your experience I wanted to see in person and you know I loved it so I accepted and here we are today very sin. So you've you've been in Fresno for Helen and then in Fresno since like end of April so six months okay. So you're still fairly early new here so talk about moving around. Is there kind of an average number of years someone would stay somewhere for a young reporter. Obviously there's older reporters reporters or anchors that have kind of established in their market Yeah I mean I think everyone is different in how they WANNA do it. You could say for you know five five years somewhere and then move on and completely okay. I think in general. If you're coming right out of college going to small market you probably want to stay. You know one one or two years and then by that time you're probably feeling like you're ready to move on down and then you know your mid market that's another couple of years and then I mean you could just keep kind of climbing the ranks in you know increments I guess if until you find a place that you're happy and he wants day sometimes that happens in small markets sometimes medium large. You know you find someone you build a family. You don't move and you know that's there's a lot of people here in Fresno that have worked at my station for attacking so yeah that's cool too. Yeah and I know a couple of them just because like you said they've been here for so long and so d you your future plans. Do you WanNa be a fulltime anchor. Do you enjoy being a reporter kind of a mix of both. I like both. I think my job right now is really cool that I do get to do both and in the future. I mean I would love to continue doing both you know. I like the variety of reporting report. Three days a week nightside And then I anchor the CBS CBS. forty-seven weekends shows so. I mean just when you're getting a little tired of reporting you switch and the anchor so it's kind of the best of both worlds and yeah. I'm really happy the way I'm out right now. Cool that sounds like it actually watched that something. I don't remember this morning or last night about the new parking meters downtown. Yeah and and so for people who are listening outside of Fresno and we think that sounds silly. It's like just this huge thing and everyone's kind of ranting and raving about their new the parking meter situation now technology at its finest right. Pay Your phone because it really is. The worst downtown is everyone's always looking looking for change to pay the meters so never has changed. I'll be taking advantage for sure. So what's your drain market like. Do you have this like price. America would absolutely love to be in I don't know at this point in time. kind of throwing that out right now. Obviously I mean it would be great to be a national oh correspondent for one of the big networks. That's you know I think everyone's kind of idea at some point But I don't know I like Fresno I like California. Yeah if I could stay in the states that would be awesome. But I don't know you know. Los Angeles is cool Chicago entering their. You know during back to my route so I mean I could be happy. I think in many different areas so they tuned as they say I think it's definitely one of those things where it's just probably especially take your career. You time to see what happens and where the journey takes you right. It's all about the opportunity and if you know you feel like it's a right fit so kind of wrapping up here. I always like to finish up with a piece of advice that you would give to. People who are kind of taking the same journey as you or thinking ended up getting into journalism if you could give them just one piece of advice what would it be. We'll definitely get an internship. I think that's so crucial. There's just no way you can learn. Learn what you need to know through classes. Besides that I mean I guess just preparing yourself and be prepared to you know make mistakes you know. Be uncomfortable all were crazy long hours and not get paid too much at the beginning. You know it's really challenging job but overcoming those challenges makes you stronger reporter and I think you know just telling yourself it's all going to be okay perfect. I love that. Go anything else. You WanNa talk about. I was like to get my guess. kind of open MIC No I mean I'm just I'm really excited to be here in Fresno and I hope people you know tune in to CVs forty seven on the weekends On the weekends and what time again and during the week of course to If we have an eleven o'clock show on Saturday and Sunday. Do Yup tune in and always you know reach out. We love hearing from people who have story ideas Connecting on social media. All that is really big so W why perfect. We'll just and thank you so much for being on the show I appreciate it and I hope that people who are thinking about getting into journalism really take something away from detect. Thank you so much for having me absolutely all right. Thank you so much worse day it is.
Men in Blazers 04/12/19: Live in Minnesota
"Comes the magic sprite. We have a supporter striding onto the pinch. Kim. We go live. From a fold a sold out all the way theater in downtown. Saint Paul Minnesota. Got best pool since it's the men in blazers live Minnesota United own. My goodness. What a beautiful new stadium. You have built special. Well, they very is an honor to be here in the London ten thousand looks. And same pool across the board. If for Minneapolis. I like to think of the twin cities Minneapolis Saint pool. As American soccer's version of Trinidad and Tobago. But we've moved Bertha princesses ame- ruffles. And we sit here on this evening. And I know you all talked about this in the bar before you came in. You said to each other. We're only two thousand three hundred ninety one days away from World Cup two thousand at twenty six USA. Football's coming home and the other NAFTA. Territories for Roger rajini watching your dizzying, Minnesota and football in culture, grow from strength strength as being a joy to behold, we love everything you are building here from the fan culture, the dark clouds. True north elites. Literati? Oh, the mighty potency. That is Adrienne Hayes. And that's shining. You footballing citadel I'll eons failed. Eliane allience. Looks like the best nightclub ever the best nightclub ever. Okay. Yes. Roy it's up to coming to Minnesota in one thousand nine hundred seventy six not me, I'm talking about professional soccer. It finally has a major league home and club to call its own. One on it is for all of us. And I mean, I'm a horrible person. But adds yet feel feelings is an honor for all of us men in places to be here. The night before that stadium opens here on the fills. Why being a winter fell that day it was opened? So the kings of new. You know, I love my history. Raja love my American history. I feel about excited to be here. Zevulun pike back in eighteen o five. When he purchased the land for two hundred dollars and sixty gallons of Leka what a bargain triggering the boom growth of this beautiful region built on sawmills flou- mills, railways and banks. This is the place. Pull Bunyan and babe called home. Can we get can we go back to zeppelin pipe for minute? It looks a bit like a young Neil Warnock. But talking about Paul Bunyan and babe I love pave. Yeah. I love bay. I love Paul Bunyan. I love babies the best since Alex Oxley Chamberlain. And I'm doubly excited not just pull and you're not just pay. But this was the birthplace of two of the greatest Americans of all time. Yup. Brandon and Brenda wolster main characters on Beverly Hills shutouts Juma. They moved from Minnesota to Beverly Hills in the first episode, I want you to know as a kid what Jean on in England. I always wondered why would they leave the promise land? What how much breath that share? We've been and then lives to be quite honest so much less stressful. If the shoe was cool, Minneapolis, five five one one woman. Small smaller audience better show. Is supplied the way shit the high school experience when I had had that's the head cut. I had I had that. Well, one on the one she's called. Yeah. Okay. This is the region that gave the world prints. Minneapolis, say prints and print shape Minneapolis to travel to first avenues to divide and roads driving in from the app today who all I can think about is. Sometimes it snows in April. Daily beloved. We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life yet life and the juicy Lucy. The biggest south out, then prince. What the juicy lucys ROY hail. Show tomorrow, Paul. The taste of democracy and freedom as expressed through the two most important vegetables in the world cheese. I'm meet. But let's not forget there is also a rich soccer history that flows through Minnesota's blood Roach on the makes a mockery of the long. How common wisdom that forever suggested this region was to frosty frigid freezing Alon for football to ever truly gripe. Bosley gos-. A bona fide below the radar American football legend, which one is I think. Alexi Lalas, the pack. Well, that is Alexi sees when he looks in the mirror. Pew. Joel. He doesn't explains a lot. I lay gos- Jen who waged a woman crusade to grow the game. He loved soccer across the region that he loved Minnesota poor is how is sold as Wola in saying a love of the game for thousands of young Minnesota ins keeping club football alive when all others doubted true American pie. This is the region that has given us one of my favorite American football players of all time. Tony sano. The big cats classy polish rock you emerge from the Saint pool. Blackhawks. To thrive in MLS, the Bundesliga in some of the United States best World Cup moments on the men's side. The big cat was there. Also Roach Briana scurry. A world cut winning go. Keep by soccer career began in Dayton, Minnesota. As the only African American and only girl on that team. She only went onto become the first and only African American woman in the national soccer hall of fame legend. Like all of the Neue ninety-nine s it cannot be burnished enough absolutely tonight out goal is to revel with you Minnesota in this night of nights. You are a region that from a footballing perspective has been written off too many times by people who should know better. But in football as music killed shown almost every facet of life. You've ignored days you seek to put you down. You've gone your own way. Carved your own path built something singular, something that's all the more powerful because it's born of creativity. Passion, and perseverance. Yeah. We come to marvel we come to celebrate. And as a pest Qatari, and we come to eat all the luta Fisk in the company of legends all of your fist in the company of legends footballers fans and the occasional white king and above all to celebrate your jaw dropping ju- books of a stadium. The opening of which is such an epic moment in the history of the game in the United States of America full live and love for for those things. Absolutely. So let's jump in. And celebrate old things and you FC Rajput before. Before we do end of that we want to get a photo to commemorate the special occasion producer right show. Can you? Please come to the stage. Stand up put your butts in the air everyone. Let's be seeing you. When she's about to tell you the failure taika report the house lights up, please. When she's about to tell you the photo, everyone just shower out skull dalwin, Quintero skull. We you. Okay. With that one. Good one of you fantastic. Okay. Raunch McKay me to two things. Number one, drink, some beer, or whatever else is in mugs, and to talk some soccer. Let's get down to it to the football. Let's begin with a toast. Let me raise my first third bird of the evening. To this enchanting state of skyways loons. We love loons, purple rain sky, Hugh, mall wonder will I'm Minnesota nice to a state a club a story that big picture teaches all of us the most important life lesson. Never listen to the naysayers the haters the cell flu. This just be yourself. There's no way to those put you down then to approach life with giddy. Joy and fast paced razzle-dazzle, American footballing, beauty is an ONA Dave ever may all of us at men in blazes to commune with you on this historic. I raised my bud fan blood to the hope that everything you'll building here together is just a full shadowing of what the entire nation will light by two thousand twenty six when did I forget to mention we're only hosting the bloody World Cup. Scope with without neighbors without neighbors roads. Okay. Time to get this party started. Let's do this. Right. Let's bring up a guest who can talk about all the special unique about Minnesota sports fan culture as an adversary name, by the way, I really am American sports. Minnesota sports in particular an insult heartbreak game recognize how break game big dreams. The even bigger suffering. Believe me, Minnesota sports have got close up. It's been. Throats to talk about all of that. Let's bring to this stage. Agend who roams the secondary with intelligence physicality? And that letter says he honestly seems to be everywhere and do everything I man with all the great nicknames. Harry, the hitman gangsta white boy all pro free safety from your Minnesota Vikings missed up Harrison Smith. Harrison's traps, literally just broke my left hand. Those are the traps of the gods. My friend the traps of the guns. Harrison, you grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, correct? You just drove from there yesterday. Did you know a little bit of snow, but made it could miss you guys. Sometimes it snows in April. I know you'll like the Knoxville Tennessee, that's the capital of the world and third grade Harrison Smith you were faced with the choice. You could stay on the travel it you did your research personal Wikipedia. Amazing. Media. It's a million. You can only stay on the trouble Sochi begin you first year of tackle football. I read a quote with yours where you said, I pick Soka at instantly regretted it. Why why why I mean? So I love the game. But like you said about my traps like I was built for football us threats. I felt frappes of many suck at soccer players soccer players. Do not have those have the cardio for soccer either. So after I mean, I love soccer, and I was playing it. But I just missed a little bit of the contact of the American game. So so I had to choose it. But I still I still attribute, you know, having good footwork and things like that from playing soccer at a young age. I love this, quote, the you would often come home from soccer practice a football uniform and a hell head out to the front law unquote, smash yourself into a group of thirteen Patrie's. Yeah. Yeah. I had I had some problems when I was a kid, and I thought it worked. I still got the play soccer and seventh and eighth grade. So we'll say slushing yourself into pantries is exactly how Clint Dempsey used to play soccer as a professional. So when I read the want a loss, you were a USO. And if anyone is here from the US silica tonight, another one full, so USO dilemma, sir. That Harrison other than other than the violence. What kind of a soccer player was young Harrison Smith, actually, I kinda played every spot. I played from forward center mid defensemen goalie and honestly there was violence as well. So honestly. Familiar? Yeah. I mean, I think I think at the young age, I don't know if we did the card system, but I was I was given some starting talking to. And I mean, my my rightful place was the American game. So I apologize. Well, soccer's lost football's gain you a draft at out of Notre Dame in the first round in two thousand twelve by your Minnesota Vikings. You wasted. No time in establishing yourself in the league. I know you're from Tennessee. But the way you play unleashing massive hits. Then just brushing yourself off without wanting any attention. You might be the most Minnesota style player of all time. I take that as a compliment I and and it's also like not fully on purpose. I I've tried the celebration thing and I get too excited. Then too tired like my heart rate gets up too much. So I'm just like it's too much for me. I'd rather just I got the next play coming. Feels friends did the did the soccer celebration. Knee slide at Wembley feeling feeling. Did the niece lied, and he actually entrusts it to Kendrick's does the he's done the Rinaldo that jump yet turn it. But I don't know. It's kind of dangerous with the knees. So we told you dangerous dangerous to do anything Rinaldo trust this quads are so big. So so the NFL guys the violent game though. I don't do the Alto celebration for us got. Got. Yeah. Yeah. In between the whistles only, very hard to be a preening. So pony. Okay. You raised it. It's not easy. It's not a trust me. You recently said I don't want to play for another team ever. I wanna be a Viking for life. And I want to bring a championship to the city and the franchise. You played in Minnesota now for seven seasons. There's something unique clearly about the fan culture here. What the Minnesota fans want to see from this sports teams? So there's a lot of passion here. And I was just I was just talking to coach Adrian heath actually in the back, and we were talking about being close, but not getting the championship. And this can I just say something totally I'm like Edson. I just wanted to make that point roads compatible. It's another close. But not winning the championship is not Evanston. Okay. Very good. I just wanted to stop. It may not be is very Chicago best. Now. So so the the the twin cities and the and the state they deserve championships. And the only reason that that that's the only reason that I play like every year is when a disappointment because we haven't won the champ you wanna bring that's it. That's the reason to play professional sports is the wind things. Right. You play to win the semi incredibly character-building about dreaming and suffering. That's true. That is true. Got a tough crowd roads. Love suffering. He might enjoy suffering more than anything else builds character sweeter when you win when it happens. It'll be the sweetest. He don't want to win every year, right? Into the maintenance comes this and you team Minnesota United you've seen them establish themselves. And now unveil this beautiful new stadium. What role? Do you see them playing in the crowded, Minnesota sports? But I think there's plenty of room for them. Like, I said I was talking to coach in the back and. Just the passion that he has for all sports, not only soccer and for this area. What this fan base? Whether it's you know, football basketball, baseball hockey football again. Yeah. There's there's there's plenty. There's plenty of space. And I think it's just passion that runs through the whole the whole area that crosses over in every sport. I think it's going to be let me ask you this third grade Harrison Smith. What would he think as he watches? Why even a little port of him? We should he kept up the Selker. I'm Ben a to sports I called a Minnesotan. Bo Jackson at the on Sundays Harrison Smith the safety slash strike up. I mean now like today, I know it's it's not going to happen. But. The third grade me would have known it was going to happen. And it'd be very disappointed in me today that I'm that. I'm not I'm not playing for. Oh by way, Adrian heath is Harry's making a mental note gruesome Patrie's at Minnesota, you straight up. The third grade. You didn't understand the holding position the mcelderry role where you could basically paid safety in defensive midfield and just killed people. Yeah. You know, that's like Josie outside or I think would be a great safety. I mean, he's a big, dude. Competitors. Hey. They were Cleveland Browns draft on the list. So we're here tonight. I definitely worth a first round pick take. How about anyone here tonight? One Harrison Smith to return to his first love soccer. I just wanted to know there is a second career Harrison just waiting for you at the alliance. The really is that your new stadium. I would pay good money. Just to watch you. Go head-to-head for that. First Luke's bull with Michael, Bradley. He's one of our own. He's one of our own. Let's hear it for the latest signing for Minnesota United Mr Harrison Smith. Not the tracks of the gold's roads. Honestly when a field is traps, it's like scratching myself. Very familiar we go similar Bill me in the midst each very true. I suddenly feel inspired grand on the Vikings to win the next Super Bowl Roach. But before I bel- my book, let's dive into the long deep multifaceted in a bubble resilient footballing history that flows through this state. Our next guest is I man who came here from England in the nineteen seventies Raj the cages planning, we're doing. We didn't even have electric city in England that Deva HUD of it. We've never heard of it putting to be here for three months by -cation. And he never left in the NAS ELS heyday. He was the star of the Minnesota kicks. He even lived out your dream, Raj winning one cat for the United States men's national same. He's since become the voice of Sokha, wisdom and experience in Minnesota. We welcome to the stage. Bona fide, Minnesota sports legend miss that. Alan merrick. Colin. The unique to stay up. This. This is in case you can get on bold Cam. Oh, look, this is I Don with products only that this is amazing. It's a better than the pay. In case your head doesn't grow back. Okay. It is an honor to be with you out a new born in Birmingham England, the good and became a professional player with West Bromwich album in August nine hundred and six any West Bromwich. Oh being fans here tonight. What team devastating the sixty eight. Xilin just reminded me West Brom word that team the be Everton in the nineteen seventy FA Cup. There's nothing better than big trash by Buddha. Fidai Minnesota soccer lead. Jim. Within the nine sixty six FA. Sixty eight West Brom had half. It's too now to most final score to three key. Just dreamt two different version of that game. Clearly Allen played in it. Okay. You move to the United States in nineteen seventy six bicentennial signed with the Minnesota kicks in terms of distance West Bromwich to the twin cities is roughly three thousand nine hundred nine miles. But in terms of time, Minnesota at that point decades in the future pretty much culture shock. You must have experienced. Let's take a look at Minnesota nine hundred seventy s style. Dick's game was more than just thought. It was a happening but tailgating, and special attraction, what is the end place. Soccer is a nice alternative to other major sports, and it's a four DeVos mice. The accident. Brought cub scouts. Writing this afternoon. I came to the tailgate party like the kicks because of free parking is super. Brie poking free parking. Bill McGuire thinking how much are we charging for the Pala king? The cakes L classic American soccer branding cooling NFL team. The passes all the runs the blocks. I would have been not marketing meeting names thing. They rejected to come up with a cakes. Shots slide tackles the neck tattoos. What was it like the dives? They were marketing geniuses. If you look at the kicks logo. You'll see the cornflakes K on the on the logo. So all of the ownership group for all pas of the food industry. They're part of general mills and super value, and they were just incredible markets. And so they took full advantage over shoutout to get. Join nipple you have placed Minnesota United care. But my Lord the cakes. They were beloved here more than forty nine and a half thousand people packed into bloomington's metropolitan stadium for s. S L playoff game in nineteen seventy six Pele Beckenbauer. Call us Alpa so Johann Croix old played here. Did it feel like a crazy footballing promise land transplanting yourself from Birmingham, West Bromwich album from the English first division to hear what was it. Like, the you. It was incredible experience. Being in the same same fields as Pele Beckenbauer. Brought the back of your hair stood up a little bit. And you realize that you're in a different world than it, really? Was us a cultural shock. What was your best moment? Versus one of those stars. Do you have a moment that you still remember you can still like picture? Making Pelly cry. Okay. Good go on. Let's say I I was named four. So when I was a player, so. Smith Smith role. But I don't have the PECS that he. Yeah. It was one of those things where you want the ball. And so getting the ball and dispossessing people was my craft. And so I became quite. If I could hurt them at the same time mind that. It was it was nice to hear grown, men, wail and cry. How many of those we should make a song of that? How many of those challenges now would be yellow cards? You know, what I played for seventeen years appro? I never got a red card. I never missed any games. Because of a cumulation of yellow guts, I was a sneaky SOB. On love it. The guy my love, by the way. No yellow cards when he talks about hurting, man. I did just shit myself. The kicks folded in nineteen eighty one and came to Minnesota strike his belly survive, the clumps of the joined the end dole. The you coach them. It didn't lost ten years. Followed have been described in Minnesota from a soccer suspect that dinosaurs, roaming, the nineteen ninety we've talked about him already. But let's talk about him again, Saint pool academy soccer coach puzzling gos-. Legend. Can we hear again, football's Legos? Founded the Minnesota just beg boring and stealing funded. There was some glory. They beat four MLS teams in the US open Cup. But it was a constant struggle to keep the doors. Open the club how to sell its office furniture on Craig's list to keep the money coming in and stay alive. Sounds a bit like whole city Dave Brown. They repressed there as the Minnesota star football. Hey, by the way, had more name changes than prints. It's a story full of twists, but above ole Minnesota soccer culture, some most resilient the I've ever encountered against all odds. It just keeps going and going and going fuels Allen. Well, I think the sophistication of the fans they started to understand the game extremely well in the seventies. And they had multiple years to put those layers of education of the game to good effect. I think they were. Surprised by the success of the Minnesota kicks. And then the strike is to fill out the stadium. There was a we used to outdraw the north stars quite often. And so getting fourteen fifteen thousand people in indoor stadium was something that we did on an ongoing basis in great great marketers who are working for the United now program. So they're in good hands from that standpoint. So it's resilience the fans have is because of the knowledge of the game. I think they embraced it extremely well educated themselves. If you hear about Minnesota. It's one of the most edited states in the country. So the school systems. The school systems are wonderful. That's one of the reasons why after being here month, you mentioned it in the introduction after month. You just pick up on Minnesota. Nice. And it's one of those things that. It makes you go to sleep easily at night. You don't worry about some crazies out. The that's amazing again, I still don't understand why the Walsh is left hand. So the stars looked like they were gonna bleed out a cash, but then currency Mona Bill McGuire stepped in rest is history. Full two years of the Minnesota's first top flight soccer team. Minnesota United were born. And here we sit on the eve of this magnificent stadium opening fedral. So the game. How do you expect to feel Allan deep inside watching the echo because I really believe it's the echo of your kick stays being lived out large tomorrow. Now for the first time in the history. Minnesota Sokha has a major league. I think it's very fitting. It's come that full circle. Minnesota's ready for it. They'll embrace it with open hands, and they will make sure that it's nurtured. So that we get a little closer to bringing in championships here. Some you'll math too. Hearing you tell the story is clear. I mean you on the head coach with Minnesota golden gophers club to a love the go. Go. Respect to the like anything in American sock. It has to geez. You've been the worst joke ever made. Which is some competition. You've been evangelical for the game of soccer in this that you really have been few of them more than you. Bring your love of the game into the hearts of thousands of young Minnesotans on the eve of this. Great Minnesotan Salkin history amount of moved here when there was such little soccer plate, you moved here for vacation originally for three months, and you stayed now when you drive around we've seen it today. Even in the snow kids playing the game on failed everywhere. Dress audience. How do you understand? What's happened? I think it's a natural progression. You have lots of great people. Lots of volunteers the parent coaches came into the game they themselves certificates and certifications learnt how to coach embrace the game talked about that. And so then they made them they just didn't go with a little bit. They just went with all they went fully into everything. And. Made it. So it worked the an industrious group of people you witness every time you go onto the soccer field there. Just a super group of people to to work with. And I just think that the game is going to grow and grow to a point where. We're going to have a lot more local players playing in the. Boorda's hat. Tell us about the boat. You hear this book is something that I know Roger is going to be really impressed with because it's a book. The book and hauled way. And I've got some crayons for you to fill in some of the pages. So we know problem with that. It's a brand new book Patrick horn is a former NFL player, and he depicts all the black pioneers of the North American Soccer league. Good. It is black pioneers of the North American Soccer league nineteen sixty to nineteen Eighty-four. It's Randy Horton were no tripled. Steve, david. I'm gonna win the show. Now walk off in read this day. I knew you were a bookworm. So if you look at Steve David on the front cover, the he actually has a home in Minnesota and his family grew up here. He's one of Trinidad and Tobago. Hot. Sources double. So. There are four other players who significantly in the state of Minnesota. And so you'll read all about them. It's just a feet of feature of what happened in in. What was? Great environment for them to succeed. If soccer Plitt, I'm going to devour that book on the plane. Hey, I will carry with me the words that you've just livid about all. That's been great about your time. Heya Minnesota from soccer perspective, which is ten acetate perseverance passion. Beautiful words, I wanna say you are an inspiration. And I wanna ask everyone. Hey, Minnesota, please be up standing for the legend. That is Alan Merrick. Available on websites that rhyme with Wazzan. I think we need to ratchet the Minnesota road all the way up to eleven. I grew up in Liverpool England. I used to about three percent of those people being delivered bowling. I made sense of the world football immune and everything I used to think about Minnesota before I came here a little through the speakers boombox, the replacements. Husking do. The hold steady. Until you boombox was stolen. If young ROY was alive today. He would be listening to just one Minnesota act one Minnesota band only atmosphere and tonight. We welcome to the state the vocal half of that group. He's also co-founder of the mighty independent label. Rhyme, say as entertainment minutes Napa, let's poll and Brad Mr. Shawn slug daily. Said he wants. Sure, I don't have long to live. Oh. For my kids. Hi kids. All right. We're gonna talk about your kids in a minute is a joy to be with you. What do we want? They with slugged we want to learn you'll Nate to discover more about Minnesota, the culture, the singular creativity that pulls out of this place. You're an indie hip hop star. But hit home sprung up in New York City. Let's face it and quickly move west to Los Angeles. How did I major outpost spring up in Minneapolis? I think it was just a matter of major organics as it traveled specifically through media, and as break, dancing and graffiti started reaching into cities outside of the coasts a lot of kids grabbed onto it. You know, it spoke to us we identified with it and gave voices to a lot of people who didn't have a lot of options on how to have a voice, and you know, it became an identity much like other cultures and movements do for the youth this one specifically spoke to to a part of the youth that didn't have a chance to really. Say what they had to say. It gave a voice gave a voice Minneapolis being sort of sat that not New York not ally in the middle. Not chicago. Do you think that's what makes it unique in terms of voice in youth culture or something else? I mean, you know, there's a lot of. We talk about this for a long time. I would like to me specifically, I believe that we grabbed onto so many different branches of the tree at once that what we ended up creating this. This version of that took took took took from from took inspirations from all the different things that were going on. Because at the time specifically early on the east coast had its own thing, the west coast did the UK has it sound the French had their sound. And these sounds were popping off before Minneapolis was was getting known. And I think we were we were grabbing of getting it, maybe a little lighter. You know, what I would I would say. We did get a little later. But in a way, it gave us a self consciousness, or maybe insecurity about our role in it. So when we ran to we ran to it a little harder. God love, let's Raziq loss to insecure. Love it loves it. Instead of insecurity. How about I say when people who are incarcerated find religion, they tend to go at it super heart that state in a way that was that was how that was serious. That was how I felt about that hush unless tennis assay themes of the thing I my much about you slug. First of all, I love your album title when life gives you lemons, you pay not shake go. One of the greatest album of all time. If I go Trump stem, which I might do tonight. It would just be that phrase. Second. His I admire about you. And I might about Minnesota to be candid, you often overlooked. But you don't can't. You don't care. You just go ahead, and you create your own thing. You look inside you find your own style. And you blaze your own path. I mean, that's how I was brought into this when I was young. And I wanted to be an advocate and participant in this in this culture in this movement. You know, I saw what was happening and people around me were sending demos to record labels in other parts of the country. And all of that seems so unrealistic to me that I would say to some of you know, some of my some of my colleagues. Well, it didn't seem it didn't seem value. I saw more value in just creating and not worrying about if it grew legs. I mean until it started to grow legs. Then you love the leg. Yeah. Yeah. He has beautiful legs. Two for slugs liked. What did you like about Harrison Smith? Well, I mean, it's what's it called? His traps is Trump's I love slugs like you want. So if you get frustrated by being know by the by coastal power structure in hip, hop, and you said when Minnesota we adopt we go four seasons. Oh windows horrendous some horrendous so we pretty much adopt to anything does it the I why spirit hair does in the gain stole all find our way. And I think it's all the more powerful for say like, I wouldn't disagree with you. You know, even when I stop staring at myself and look at my surroundings and look at the other people that I see working I feel that that is kind of a common bond for for all of us. We are so outside the closest city is Chicago. And that's a seven hour drive for you to go. See? A show. So if the shows don't come here you make your own. When the bands aren't coming to play here. You throw your own shows, you know, and. I think that's relevant so eighties. I don't know about the seventies. I wasn't paying attention. But I think that's relevant to the twin cities eighties nineties, you know, odds and all now, I still see it when I look at our seen. It's probably why you love you sports teams so much you came of age in the south central region of Minneapolis, you've stayed here you become a massive Minnesota sports fan. You've said links timber wolves Vikings twins put a jersey on a bowling bowl. And I will watch it. From the outside seems to be an awful lot of suffering that comes with being a Minnesota sports fan. Is that true poetic, you know, a lot of my friends get mad at the TV. I don't 'cause I don't care. I'm just watching it for the entertainment. I'm watching it for fun. You know, somebody has to lose somebody has to win. I'm going to have a good time because it allows me opportunity to ignore my family. But really, I you know, I get excited just like every other every other fanatic here when when when one of one of the team starts popping off and having a good season at the front like all of a sudden calling biggest like fighting's going to take the Super Bowl. You know, and it's real I feel it. I feel that way. But when it when it goes south if it goes south when it go south. When it goes out if it goes when it goes south. I don't I don't know it always care south like. I don't I don't cry. I don't get. I don't get. I don't I don't throw anything at the TV. So when I think about soccer here. It only seems to be an Minnesota's hip hop history. When Minnesota United was founded many across the rest of the nation, loft. They said the team would be laughed who point about. The no. The people on the west coast on the east coast. They they said they will be no. Did they loved it? They love to. No guys. It's like a musician Alexi Lalas musician, very seven. Don't don't this musician to just let's have some mutual respect. Ginge is one of the best albums. I don't see these still buck. Many said just take it from me. They said it would be the worst thing the league's have seen. Anyone was really looking. So a culture around the team that was flourishing. And then some and tomorrow you going to join a sellout crowd. This new beautiful temple of spool. Bring your kids. Can you believe it? I mean, you know, one they beat the ticket on my phone, and I actually get let in then I will believe it. Until then no until then it's like, okay. Minnesota sports. We spoke before this show. And you said how did you all the city as a team you said something incredibly beautiful you said I have four sons I want my children to have all the experiences. I didn't get to have tomorrow when I take them to the gate. I don't I don't wanna say anything ruin that quote. It was just let just let it lie. As a dad as dad who just took his son's wrestlemainia had literally the greatest night of both of our lives like play tomorrow will be wrestlemania Minnesota where we were recently in Atlanta enough a gem of a city. It's okay. That bottom of the league now. It's a gem of a city the line. Minnesota is too often written of cold truly sportingly remarkable footballing culture in Atlanta's revealed itself to the world to to you know, he said we spent a bit of time there. And there was a quote from the fans I went to a tailgate fans and number them talk to me about nineteen ninety-five outcast winning. The best new artist at the source awards and dre three thousand length into the microphone. And declared the south got something to say. And in the same way right here right now, I believe Minnesota's got something to say slug is not true. And if it is does Minnesota have to site. That by the way slug that was a Rudge question. Have you guys tried Luda Fisk? I did. I did. Say that's that's the sunset. Holy crap. My it's like does like the end of Chinatown is the most Matic. The most I'm going to be thinking I'm gonna be in my hair, you tell me about five o'clock in the morning. I'm gonna be naked. I'm going to be smothered cheese cured. I'm gonna know. How are we gonna? I gonna hail as slugs voice say have you tried loot fix? But you'll have your new Trump stamp roads. Slog? Your remarkable man may your music continued to inspire millions across America, and you continue to thrive living by my favorite lyric of yours atmosphere, and maybe you don't like us. But of all the stars in the sky believe we one of the brightest, courage. Let's hear it a slug, ladies and gentlemen. The slug. Who? Okay. Guys with my head, a lovely man roads. But brace yourself next guest Roach. He's one of your childhood heroes. I Jen who was giant as player despite his somewhat diminutive stature which owned him, the nickname inch e a bloke who thrilled and nineteen year career that took him across England into Spain winning titles, domestic and European and even more coveted spot on childhood Rojas bedroom wall crap, you know. Welcome to the first Amer last manager in the history of Minnesota United missed Adrian. Hey. Before we still account believe kill no. No. I was waiting for reinforcements. By the way. This was the poster bettering major. I mean, it seems a long time ago now. It's a paratroop soaks. I mean, there was a lack it was a lack of cloth in them days. Spanked? Yeah. Respect. He an almost to be with. It's true tween role used to go to bed underneath the poster of. Some. Alongside a William refrigerator Perry that'd be Gibson. Also, that's somewhere both lot. Closer to Debbie. Gibson do. I do. Various Bulow is in the mix comb believe I'm saying, hey with you here. And now is on the sleep for me, a childhood dream, come true. But that looks like a long time ago. I can't remember. That's what. Yeah. I remember the school I school. This day was beat to one by what you can cause you. Not really hitting them days. It was more about the name on the the name on the bad year without have been that been nineteen eighty two eighty three. It was the year before we went to the co file scored eighteen does Debbie Gibson. If you're listening to this podcast on now, the last one on Roger's bucket lists. Mazing? She all the road songs asure. You wonder is a play you to attend in January. No ATT love record million dollars, which was a lot of money designated player money about that. And to be candid as a play you had a persona fixation of everything I love that. And I still love now about football players true team play tennis competitiveness. You never gave up on. How you I didn't think you'd read that at what I sent you. Well, I read that you gain to the negotiation for the managerial and your new salary a minute. You want me to? Just as a play. You were a tree collective warrior ten. As I said before I the privilege this year of in voted to the all the fame in not meant so much to me. But I was fortunate. I. I. I really did play in an era where it was you know, that the name on the front of the ship more than the name on the back. And I know that sounds a bit try and people mean I that group play is I played with I still great friends with them today. I would die for every single one of. So that was what the team meant to me at the time still does. And I think that you know, if we if we can bring anything to the city, and I speak to the play all the time about we have to remember when we play for you know, you play with because ultimately the most important people that people have paid to commit tonight. They are the people that we've played for every single time that we. You are right. I do give a hard time consuming. Why in the title nine times you've say, and we didn't need the billionaire to come. And by you. You're right. You all right. You're right in a in a league that existed before the Premier League Everton were a lot of people don't know this Everton were incredibly successful club. And you played for that team played for Everton that one things RAV on the team that finished mid table. You want to league titles you each three FA Cup finals you picked up a European Cup winners medal. Let's have a look at Adrian. Hey, the player. Field. Piece only. Field. Lease just Streuli. Very known plus. Do you know what's credible was one Geiger on the field? And there was an out rates to people failed. If you're listening to the pulse as about fifty Scousers jumpy on age and the police just walking by that may move along those things to see hail out all the replay. If you look at the replay you adjusted to the bull flight from the mud. Play with mud in the nineteen seventies. Strays we play some stadiums. Now, and the might be a little bit due to the middle of the pitch people in the field recount bitch. You just described them. Why CFC's failed? All the field. I would be to grass grass let's hear for grass. Looking at video. Reminds me the you used to have a blown Perm. Sir. My mom used to do it. Really my mom used to do. And I used to say I just wanted. I came out looking like one of the Jackson's my I was like this. Because your mom did you have a Perm eleven year old road when gob long. Say a little. Blood picture, just mentally picture. A young Phil spector. I took him my young Everton ever to not winning. And there was such a useful squad when you joy Graham, show, Kevin's she'd Iraq cliff. I mean, you know, what makes a winning squad. You really I mean, you're trying to build hair as a manager agent. Well, did you learn from all of that winning with Everson? The secret of success from a squad perspective, I told about players, no matter what you coaches if you play alternately you live by your players takes time takes time to build takes. I remember that team are member I would candle somebody I think sprayed on these guys do all, you know, candle out the money the manager of Everton had a real low point this gentleman scored the goal arguably saved his job wail into high five years later, we've won all the trophies that we've worn. And now, he's the greatest manager in the history of football club. So it's very fickle change, very quick. But you need time to the right team together and. We all slowly get in here. We're slowly getting that now and. I. I look at the cloven where we all in from when I joined and division Dr Bill McGuire, the only ship group, they spelled it out. And when you was going to take time we had to pay for the franchise we have to build a training facility. We have to build a Selker specific stadium that was paid for by bios and. Now, we can start to invest in the team because to get better and give these incredible suppose the team that they deserve. Adrian you being in America ten years I in Austin right city, then Landau play. So I used to live in the most English thing ever you've ended up in a place, which makes mentors to seem like beach city. Yeah. But you'll from nothing. Yeah. I small blue collar village nece stoking English Midland's, nothing is known as a graph straight talking English. No nonsense city. What did you make your first encounters with Minnesota? Nice. I'm not bail first time, and I thought Bill McGuire gonna be on the minute, and you people know him. He's six four big on human guy. Shoot about Minnesota. Nice. If this is this is a nice guy. I don't wanna be an angry. Why are you poking the bad before the back comes on the? But the the great thing about the people that came I met when I first arrived here. They had a vision of what they wanted the club to become and with slowly when nearly than in. In an incredible stadium and you'll see tomorrow, and I think people. That's. And thank you and tell Bill when he comes on and. But I thought about seeing in rookie. I love you. It sounded like my wife, by the way. But we obviously the people have welcomed biz incredibly while we live down to wise, actor we live where we live, and we we've settled really quickly. And we like where we are this this last snow is taking a little bit of getting used to go to be sometimes it snows in. Yeah. But I have to tell you. I was in high street today and people were in shorts and flip flops because it was free ice cream at Ben and Jerry's. I thought here we go. We're off and running other so much. The next morning. I wake up and I see the window. You know, America. There is something special heya you've known many footballing cultures. You played in England played in Spain even played in the People's Republic of Boone like. Fine killed. Jay is amazing despite the we've just discussed you have a little bit of weather loyal fans, tough conditions, and you first press conference as Minnesota United head coach you referred to your for this team. You said it will become the Newcastle of MLS. Now AJ until me I work for Lynn for five years. You won't believe the stick. I go for comment. Kills every time. I opened the mail somebody from someone killing me can we go next level on this. Komen. To me. I heard the new Alabama last is bit like saying we aspire to be the Billy Baldwin. Football's win. I'd like to be the done gronkowski to the rope. I watch just throw this out just brainstorming with it. I think ministerial we the people here, especially you've seen that. I remember the day of the season. When we when we played Atlanta, and we have thirty two thousand and. As most people know, it didn't go the way, we'd planned it. But I remember saying them wife in the kogo. Nobody left. I thought we go to chancer these these people are going to stick with this. They gonna give us time. We go chance thirty thousand nobody left five down. I think if you when I hear that especially I think of Minnesota, you know, you did this throwing this out here people. I think if you as the evidence of. I I. I opie. I always the evidence of the ATS. Me too. Big dreams the next big state unstoppable. Power in the making. But we as I said to you what we've gotta do go to know what we all. We've got to build plan, and we go into do that. And when we now we can start to really concentrate on everything that's Chaim orientated. We're going to get back to them. We are going to be great support a great stadium. Great ownership group. We've a lot of things going. I doesn't amazing story. That shows the connection you have with the state and with its bowling traditions. Yale Acis song Wonderwall. Yeah. Is sung by the fans at the end of every game. The Minnesota win an you actually know Noel and Liam guy from your days, Manchester City in the early nineties tell us that story. Well, these guys didn't like then. There. I browse were big. So I remember I was in the we were we were training laying then she's all month just a city training around. This is before the this is before the before Ray Qatari Mony oil money pretty oil money. This was normal football. You didn't have any money unless you know, going to wealthy owner that particular time and these guys used to comb and clean the players caused an appre dangerous, Paul Manchester. Oh, yeah. The famous comedian time Bill money used to say they going to turn the mainstay stand around to face Maasai because they see most shots that way. Because it was a really dangerous a time. And we we used to and they used to row lightly do now days so that ice say hang on. Well, do they been sixteen seventeen? Maybe they were washing the car wash that call. They washed your plan. They washed the play coast lane. Yeah. Driving Vauxhall Astra or something which was probably like a four. EM something really glamorous how many days how many radios went missing while you're playing Manchester City, I notice many as when I was in Liverpool. I've got to greenery mucky back to. Rogers boombox, it'd be great. Well, I feel very guilty of the ones for me. But that story your connection you random connection to the Gallaghers the random, but wonderful and deeply meaningful connection of one. The will to Minnesota is proof to me Adrian, you meant to be here. It's kismet. It's the as well. Hopefully, we've to the plays. Hopefully, you'll Tamara and full voice. I'm about to negotiate. We're Beaumont live on stage. The mind me here to me. You are the personification of much is good about Minnesota. You were constantly anyone that knows about? You is a play you constantly told you couldn't do things too small supply too small to be a pro as a manager teams were written off you achieved tomorrow the team you manage approving summing to the rest of the country with the opening of the stadium. Why is your message to these fans here these beautiful fans right here right now on the eve of this exclamation point about the rest of the season. Well, I will say to the players tomorrow. What the great our candle used to say to me when I was a young guy. I wanna play is to play tomorrow by these people were if they had the chance to play tomorrow, and for me that means everyday so. I know. I know what she means to suppose, those two the only ship group and old I've set to the players is it's going to be great day tomorrow. It will be an even better day if we win. So let's let's. Ladies and gentlemen. Let's hear it. Minnesota your manager Paul Bunyan of MLS, Mr. Adrian, hey. It's like something out of Harold. And the purple cryan this poster that you had on your bedroom wall just came alive for you. And you had a real interaction with a real human being which I know you've really well, it doesn't happen. Very often in your own real life right now, I'm going to be we're all friends hero. I can't tell what's the Lou Fisk was just freaking out. Okay, roads, we all here for one reason. One reason only at the end of the day to celebrate the unveiling of on stadium footballing palace Medo gold. Let's welcome to man whose purchase of the Minnesota stars f c two thousand twelve made all of this puzzle. And by this. I mean, this two hundred fifty million dollars temple in time that is allowance field here in Saint Paul's midway neighborhood at the northeast quadrant of interstate ninety four and snapping avenue. Thank you Google. We welcome to the states. The majority owner of your Minnesota United duck Bill McGuire. Let me raised by birth to you Bill McGuire. The more learn about your story, the more Matt and wonderful the whole thing is you born in Troy, New York state. Anyone else say from Troy? No, I just don't traditional soccer country Bill. I think that's correct. You moved to Minnesota in nineteen Eighty-four chain in health insurance. The first game you saw two thousand twelve. The team were then. The Minnesota stars struggling economically the funds chanted where the team that. Nobody wanted. You're a skit ball telling what made you think I'm going to step in and buy this few chop up. Yeah. It was it's called no due diligence. Let's hear. That was interesting timeless. But you know, it's you guys have talked about it all night. It's what you see out there. The emotion involvement. I really hadn't seen a sport where the fans and the people were so integrated into the game on the field community was was immune as incredible absolutely. I love this quote of yours. It seemed like we ought to be able to do it reasonably then it sort of got carried away. You sound. Found Bill like more of a fan yourself than an ONA. I like I like to get involved in these things, you know, we're we've been extrordinary. Blessed tear, it's great communities. Great state, and she talked about soccer. We have a group of people that are really lifelong Minnesota people that came together they're committed to the community helped make this happen. And you know, it's not really just me. It's it's those people, of course, as we keep saying, it's the fans, it's the community everything. Soccer stands for. You quoted as saying that the decision to play silk team was probably pre-senile dementia. And this man is, but you original go was to preserve that then some five hundred season ticket holders. This is sports. Mad city the audience they live for the Vikings twins, the timber wolves lynx, what did you and the local ownership group that came together? What did you send was the opportunity for soccer at a crowded loyal market? Well, obviously, this is a sports friendly bark at the people here. Like sports sports are important. We think all-sports teach us lots of lessons. Adrian talked about those. It's the world's sport sort of stood back and said, how can we be part of a great community. And not be engaged. Not be playing the sport at the top been make sense when you look at where our world's going where we want to be what the messages we have. It was logical. A will spoil throw world cities on the stat by Wikipedia two hundred and fifty one languages spoken in twin sixty seven county metro area, absolutely. We we have sixteen player are sixteen different countries represented in our roster. A Nisshin, you know, this new stadium. This new stadium. Bill is beautiful Jill box. I love the exterior. I'm the son of an architect. So these are all my own woods, the complex computer, generated Joma trade votes water and the concept of flow. That is reflective of all the lakes and rivers in Minnesota that will change colors like the top of the Empire State building every night Bill. It's gorgeous. Looked while the Nord toward the no. I try to know. It's a beautiful piece of architecture that fits into the community, it reflects the sport. If is the sport, it has the elements that say has Minnesota, and it is for the sport and the fans look. It is a world class venue for a world class city, which I think is significant on life lesson to you as a as a man as professional from this experience a few years ago. You unsuspectingly went to watch near bankruptcy. The minutes. Toil around the pitch before tiny crowd in the and you ended up building a two hundred and fifty million two hundred ninety six thousand one hundred ninety three square foot stadium. What does this taught you about yourself? I didn't build it. I wanna go back. You know, what it taught me about myself? I appreciate all the elements that go into these things and all the people that are involved and one person didn't do this. You know, this is the history of the sport. It's these people that are here, the ones that aren't here in in the people the other folks that have also put their money into this and said, you know, this is import and we want this for the future generations. So I think you learn about the importance of history and and looking into the future and making commitments and doing things, right. We'll say having been out the state today, and then we've -ticipant of being there with all of you Hayatou more. I is an for all of you listening along to the pug cost home across America, this stadium heya. A Minnesota is a book list destination. Everybody who loves the game in the United States that are. I'm listening to your story. Which is my thing. Crazy, wonderful injurious story. Bill think of Joan Lennon Yoko, quote, eight dream, you dream alot is only dream at dream. You dream together is reality. So while one though is how do you expect to feel Tamara we O'Hare the night before a great day for Minnesotan football? You're going to be sitting in the stands as you football to the beautiful Minnesota United walkout alongside New York. City f say that will be nearly twenty thousand Minnesotans in sold out crowd bellowing on you loons. One motions will you fail. Hopefully, the same emotions that everybody else has that's out there, pride and aspirated. And hoping like hell that we went. Whereas adrian. Like, it does cuts me that NYC going to be walking out thinking, why the hell do we still have a study? So playing baseball. But by the way, we're staying in the same hotel as why? And I personally gifted them beautiful little boxes of Luke Fiske. It's gonna be it's going to be what we're hoping tonight. At least we'll get a little warm up. We had thrown a little bit of curve ball. I was going to say that Commissioner Garber. He's talked about every time. He comes up here. It's so cold. We talk about Don every time you come up here. It was nice and turn cold. That's like Gaba Gobber effects. Oh, you know, everybody's getting ready for the final season of game of thrones. And it's like, the, you know, the night king come with the white walkers and comes up. Seventy degrees last week. I was trying to David Beckham last. We had exactly the same thing about Miami. Every time goes the Miami. It snows bloody freeze. Okay. What a gentleman team please be standing for your own talk to Bill MacLagan. Okay. Rob. One of the chief, Dave absolutely build it, and they will come and by these fans cheered for this team in the various incarnations through the ages, and we couldn't end without welcoming some of those remarkable suppose onto the stage. There are so many groups with such diverse backgrounds washout the clouds founded. Founded in two thousand full. Different america. But they support that team in telling dog Ness and like ten support them. We can dreams of made fun tastic. Welcome to the stage. Ladies and gentlemen, the drummers from Thunderball and from the clouds Andy Ryan Maggie high. Son, a potently Mike Powell's and Meghan Ryan and from true north the lead. Rub blah tender, Shannon. Felton, nNcholas bisbee and Tyler mo- slap IKA and from dog. That's Rossi daily. We go. We got a quick question. We wanna congratulate you on all that you've Bill go one of the greatest emot- around them American footballing traditions. Singing one the will the away. Can you describe the emotions lean microphones that? What do you expect to fail? Singing that song in the stadium from your support Moi's, I going to feel like that. After all the tension of the T photo and the match day and the smoke and the setup and all the time all the meetings, all of those things and all of this. Probably relieved. Yeah. Because the thing is. Yeah. You only get one time to make a person precedent. But we've got a long time to keep making that place home. Like, you won't believe. We're gonna out summit -ly leave. The loss words these remarkable Minnesotans with this onstage who going to close show with pair of chance I believe beginning with into full cold as Minnesota. But before we go a few old is a business. I just wanna ask the NFL who wants to join us, please come and join us at the ball post show. So that we can raise it with you. It's going down at seven straight truck pot. And Secondly, we would like to propose a post post. John johnson. I'm already drunk. John Johnson bring us. I get shot. Joe johnson. It's producer. My in my statistics, you the fans of football in Minnesota. You have chaired for the cakes stars. Now, you know, you you've been there in the snow. You are there in the urine there in the good times. And in the bad. I Haley review revere the way you sing one the wool and fem classic. Let's peel nice everything can think. It's a screen onto which you can project pre well, any human emotion. It's a fitting symbol of your passion. You'll loyalty on the one the meeting that deepest meaning and the ridiculousness of football found them and the collective memory that you will gain together for the past years, the forty years of footballing tradition, and please God centuries to come here. Minnesota that collective memory. Cheering for only football. Only sports can give you this. And I raised my game. I still with the lyrics from the song today is going to be the day that gonna throw it back to you by now, you should've somehow realized what you gotta do. I don't believe that anybody fails away. I do about you now. All the roads we will around. All dude. You can't just a lights lead us all. There are many things that I would like to say to you. But I don't know how you can't sing this if no one. Yeah, I'm gonna say these words. Sing it to Maura. You will sing it tomorrow. I have no doubt. Maybe you'll get to be the one who saves me Adrian, he's. And after all Minnesota to the funds hits we're going to leave it to you the people who have chaired for this team and great times. Please many great times to come Minnesota. You'll my one the wall skull to you the fans chances out. Go out and wed. Flow.