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"snodgrass" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"When you have a large portion of the country that wants to rely on the science in understands that this is a global pandemic and we need to do our part in it. You have another part of the country that thought that it truly was a hoax that it was fake that it was blown up in order to try and harms president. That's where the leadership comes it. So, if you again, getting back to what a debrief looks like if you were to rewind the clock and go back to the February read March timeframe, could you imagine if president trump had taken to the podium at the White House and said, you know my fellow American we are facing a pandemic We have not yet take off the United States but I need all Americans to embrace these four simple steps and here's what we're GonNa do, and so you already had the men and women who believed in the science of the matter. Now, you'd bring along all of your followers and I use that term deliberately right all your followers who Will will listen to and so they may not normally have wanted to give up individual liberty in order to wear a mask or socially distanced but because the present the United States is asking them to do. So then you get to the desired result, not only for you as the president before the entire nation, and frankly that's what's so fascinating about president trump is he will routinely take self-defeating positions because he had unified the country we had overcome the virus at a rate that was equal to or better than Europe or Asia or other places. He could claim that as a victory, he'd be going into this reelection saying look at what my administration. Truly. Conduct what we what we were able to accomplish, and instead it's just a complete mess and then to your other point, which I think is also spot on to blame everybody else for any shortcomings again that that is so far shield from what a leader really is genuinely supposed to be, which is someone who's humble enough to say if I made a mistake that's my false but yet we still corrected and we can move forward and still achieve results we want yeah and it's odd to me that there's no. Rationality the argument because as you said, even for people who aren't fans of his policies, which clearly I'm not if he had responded well on this. I would be thrilled. I would be thrilled to say you know what I don't like what he's doing with the courts and I think what he's doing to the environment is atrocious but he did us a solid on this pandemic and. Why you wouldn't want your critics to see you as a leader why? Why you why? You double down and say, well, if you leave out the blue states, if you leave out the Democrat run cities were doing well, that's not true. But cases surging in the DAKOTAS in. Montana. You know in in red states in places that he won people are dying and. We had on the day you and I are talking over two hundred and four thousand. Americans. Are Dead from covid nineteen. It's it's a nine eleven every two and a half days we're on track to lose four hundred thousand people by the end of the year. And he's saying he did a great job and that. You know if the debate is that if Biden had been president, it would have been worse and I just kept thinking when h one n one hit our shores because President Obama and Vice President Biden head not de funded the pandemic response network at the CDC which Donald Trump did..
"snodgrass" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"You have to get if you get past the pandemic before you can really get to a situation where the economy can recover where everything can take off and I think that's not just a nation. That's in our own individual lives that's with our families as well. you know you keep hearing when you listen to medical practitioners doctor PAL chief others the timeline for a vaccine, the timelines who to create a credible. Pathway in the medical community to actually overcome the spires is longer than what we're hearing from the politicians. And so the danger there is, of course. Take a step back I'd say that as a fighter pilot, one of the things we were always trained to do was debrief every single flight we were a part of. So, and we in fact, we did at us the most important part of the flight. So you would in it, you know like you and I would get together and bridging room. We would discuss the the mission and about what we're about to accomplish we jump into our flight year, we climb into our cockpits and we'd take off. And we would conduct our mission whether it was air to air or air to ground, and then when we'd land, you take off your flight gear and now you head back and that's when you debrief and that's so critically important because that's where you really learn the lessons and not only do you learn the lessons from that fight but you apply them in a very conscious way to what you're gonNA. Do tomorrow the next week the next month forever. So. That's where I think there's been a huge failure yet again is that Even early on when there were were never key pieces of information coming out, and of course, you card because Woodward tapes and book that's the severity of the pandemic was much more. Knowable and present knew exactly what was going on way early on just misled the American public. That that's the danger is that. There were so many different intervening months where we could have had this offer the past we could have unify the nation to do what we've now learned are three or four, very easy steps to slow the spread and you could have potentially. Not only for my family for your family for for you know but for millions of families around this country, we made their lives so much easier if there had been just those appropriate steps, but in place to help mitigate the spread, right? Especially in terms of national response because. Certain states trusted the science went into lockdowns enacted precautions, but with people travelling the way that we do. It didn't really make enough of a difference for a lot of people and and it's incredibly. Enraging to me. And I know so many of us as you mentioned with the Woodward. To hear trump's say it's airborne it's deadly. It's so much more severe than a flu Bob. This thing is like the plague if it gets you, you're done. And then to be on stage is talking to the American public and saying that this was a hoax. It was the democratic hoax it was an attempt at. Election interference at the gall to say such a thing about by the way not just something killing American citizens but a global pandemic. A disease that is killing people all over the world. It was such a show to me as a person who's done some pretty deep dives into psychology because..
"snodgrass" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"But the result was that you had so many men and women who headed changed. Senior levels of of positions within the US military or within president trump's own cabinet who had left the administration, and normally they take almost of balanced islands There's widespread perspective. When you have served in uniform because it's a nonpartisan institution, you serve either a Republican or a Democratic president equally, it doesn't matter what your own personal politics are. You check those at the door you do what's best for the country. So airy noteworthy when many of these individuals felt very compelled to to write op eds to go on TV in fact just yesterday I believe it was or. Maybe this morning I mean you had a General Stanley? McChrystal who's also written a lot about leadership from the lens of a military leader who came out and formally endorsed Vice President Joe Biden, for President United, states. That's very rare in military circles at something that when it happens usually people get called out for and when you see so many individuals who are normally very nonpartisan and how they. Deal with politics willing to come out and say that what you're seeing with President Donald trump is not the kind of country we assured aspired me. It doesn't embrace the values. It doesn't embrace the morality doesn't embraced. The. Quality everything that that has been coming to a head under the first three years of his presidency We need to get back to more normalcy and we need to reenter the world community and take our retake our leadership role that we used to have under. President trump's predecessors resin Obama Bush young. So yes very noteworthy that so many people who would normally never speak up or doing so and I also think it's incredibly nowhere in. It's very rare that so many people who've worked for a sitting president coming out and speaking against him. And I am curious as you said, we had a conversation at the beginning of the year we didn't know that a pandemic was about to reach our shores on the more personal end of the spectrum. How how are things for you? What is happening in your life? Did did the pandemic open up the space for you to write your latest book him? I'm curious how how it's been for you at home. I would say that. You know one of the benefits of having had a background in the military having served for two decades is a fighter pilot was that My Wife is amazing Sarah and children you know they. in a situation where you move every year and a half two years the only constant in their lives was changed and so I think that from a family standpoint, we were incredibly well equipped because of our experiences together when the pandemic hit and at caused it forced many of course, millions of families into virtual learning into a complete, just sea change in how we operated in our daily lives Sarah and the children were able to adapt very quickly. I would say though that that's Again going back to the state affairs were in. It's it's interesting thought Vice President Biden made a really excellent point when he interject one in the last debate.
"snodgrass" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Then after being there for a few months got elevated to the role of Director of communications which was much more broad. Expanse. So by this point in time, we're talking July of two thousand seventeen. We are now going to give president trump his very first briefing at the Pentagon about the importance of your military, and we knew from talking to Secretary Mattis and the Secretary of state at the time Secretary Rex. Tillerson. The president didn't have a lot of knowledge about the military or international affairs. You know a lot of the not a lot of knowledge about it. So this is like the grand plan we're going to bring president trump to the Pentagon and you're GonNa have a lot of these very senior leaders. Help, educate him, show him the importance of America's military and as described the book it does not go well and you have a president who had no interest in really or not even interests. He just didn't care about the fact that America has a longstanding set of allies around the country like Japan England, France I mean there's all these countries that since World War Two, we've been a part of this big international community and I think that's something that as you do that comparison between administrations, your President Obama knew all too well, the importance of having those alliances because we're stronger than we band together and we can speak with one voice and especially like you we've alluded to in this conversation. America has long stood for those types of values. You may look back with perfect hindsight twenty twenty and say, well, we should not have taken that course of action but I've always felt very confident that when we took a big course of action is for the right reasons. and. So to be in the room with you know those senior leaders vice president, pence president, trump the secretary of the treasury I mean all these heavy hitters and they're doing their level best to. Teach the president about why these various functions are important white economies important. Why I'm having military force around the world is important and he's just like I could care less I. WanNa do a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue Hey did you see when I was in France and I shook President Macron's man he would never let go and your and you find yourself wondering what is going on here and he started talking about leaks from the White House I mean it was everything but the importance of America in the importance of America's forces and..
"snodgrass" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"And so here comes this next call to potentially uproots the family and serve but. There's no mistaking. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Mattis was a bit of a legend and a myth within the military someone who I respect and a lot of people deeply respect and so the chance to go work for him what's The legend? What's the myth because? I'm not in the military. You know. He's unique because he is widely perceived. There's a lot of memes on the Internet of them He's perceived as a warrior poet someone who is a very effective marine can be a very hard person to work for. But reads a ton I mean, at one point, he had someone somewhere about seven thousand books and his personal library. So he has read a ton, he understands a lot about the world has a lot of friends all over the place. and. So the military at that point in time Kinda idolizes this guy I mean when you think about free million people in the military and there's maybe a dozen who most everybody in the military knows her name and those the reputation and he was one of those. So be in Virginia. To receive this called asking if I go work with Mattis it I knew it'd be a strain on the family, but it felt like a no brainer to at least take the interview I did I went up to the Pentagon. And interviewed for the job and maybe two or three days later they they called said, how fast can you get here and so because we had just moved the kids I wound up going to Washington DC by myself for about three or four months as a geographic bachelor. And just rented a you know basement up there and so Sarah stayed with the kids in Virginia so they could finish up the semester and then they came up as well. But that's how that's how I wound up in Madison Office and Gus started on that pathway and you mentioned the book you wrote a book the title is holding the line inside trump's Pentagon with Secretary Mattis. And you mentioned how? Secretary. Mattis is so revered as a man of respect and law and perspective. And obviously, we've lost a lot of those things in the current administration and. We are seeing disasters with some of the actions that trump is ordering the military to take and. I have spoken behind the scenes to some of the people who I'm still close to who work at pretty high levels of the US military who are pretty horrified and are. Deeply, committed to holding the line and trying to preserve America's. Position Dignity despite the chaos. That is currently happening and. You talk about back chaos you talk about disinformation and a complete lack of strategy that that. The administration viewers from one decision to the next, and there's very little fought for consequences that that senior officials are really scrambling constantly try to hold this thing together in the face of the president's whims and. At times irrational orders what. I'm just like I'm sitting here looking at you thinking like what in God's name is this lake for you as a as a long standing military servicemen to witness. All of this. I was flabbergasted. So there's a scene in the book. In, Chapter six where I described meeting president trump for the first time and I was the one. So my role with Mattis was to come in and initially I was his chief speechwriter, right so you know my job was to anything he would say publicly anything he would write to Congress or you know when we go overseas, that's that was my job was to work with my speechwriting team and produce that and make his job as easy as possible. and..
"snodgrass" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"And it was quick I mean I was there for maybe a year and a half and while I was there you know just based on fate and timing. Incredibly honored to be selected for command of my own squadron. So is your we're talking about the places I've been, but as you're in the military, the longer you're in the you start to increase in your rank. So I mentioned earlier in our conversation when I graduated from the Naval Academy, I had a rank the very first officer rank called Insen and then over time you get promoted to lieutenant and Lieutenant. Commander. So that's where I am at the stage I've I've finished the Naval War College I'm a senior Lieutenant Commander, and now I'm in the Pentagon writing speeches for the leader of the US Navy and. They take everyone who's who's eligible to have command of their own squadron and they'll compete and then they'll take a small number in and they'll say congratulations you know you'll be promoted to commander which I was and then you'll you'll be selected for your own Squadron and so I found out that I was selected to return to Japan and to have my own squadrons. So that's what brought me back to Japan and I was there the second time for about two and a half years? So I'm fascinated by all of this, all the places that you've been in the ways that you've served in and how varied it is. And I also can't help but think how in the world deal have a semblance of personal life. When Lou live the way that you've explained to me, you lived from two thousand to essentially to. I mean if. What two thousand seventeen like how do you have a personal life? What do you do? Do you? Do you hang out with your buddies from the aircraft carrier? How do you cultivate a life in? The Persian Gulf or or in Japan. How do you have a relationship like? So. Much of this is about service and sacrifice. But what is your life? Aside from your military service while this is all going on right when you think about the this period of time being in the Pentagon going back to Japan for the second time, which will keep you there from around two thousand fourteen to two, thousand, sixteen and I'm married My first son was born when I was talking instructor. So here's born in Nevada. My second son, my middle child was born in Japan during the first time and my daughter Natalie was born while we were in Newport Rhode Island right so now father of three and of course you can imagine, Sarah, my wife has been amazing throughout this entire process because just like you mentioned I mean. I make this point in the book, but it is it's so easy to live your dreams when someone else's paying the bill and when you think about this kind of military service where you're gonNA live where you're onboard an aircraft carrier sometimes physically separated for eight or nine months.
"snodgrass" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Also come up with the ways that fighter pilots are gonNA actually fight their aircraft well, and so from being a top gun instructor, you then went back into the Pentagon. So right after leaving is a TACO instructor they they invest in you as a top gun instructor. So they want you to do what's called a payback tour. So for my my payback tour was to go to Japan. Was In Japan for about three and a half years and the importance of being in Japan. We call the forward deployed naval force, and that means you have an entire air wing stationed in Japan an air wing is is like a bigger squadron. So a squadron might have twelve fighter planes and then the air wings going to have four fighter squadrons. It's GonNa have an early warning aircraft squadron. It's GonNa have helicopter squadron. So they're all partisans cohesive hold that goes out on the aircraft carrier together. and. So we were there for about three and a half years that meant that we patrolled the Indo Pacific. So we would leave Japan. We'd go off the coast of China or we would go into port and South, Korea or downed Australia and Philippines. So really got chance to see the entirety of the Indo Pacific. Once that tour was over, then I came back to the United States and wound up ultimately at the Pentagon. How does that happen? How did you wind up at the Pentagon? That's a it's a very casual way to say that. Neither side is wound up at the vending on. All roads lead to the Pentagon. I think at some point but. There was one more stop. So you're right. I had left Japan I had applied for a program. I was real excited about for fourteen years I'd wanted to be part of this program called the White House fellows. And so it's a really amazing program as the name implies the the current administration is the one who sponsors it and they will cast a wide net. You can have a lot of people from around America ply it's not just a military program it's largely not military. So men and women from around America can apply they use around thousand a year throw their name in the hat for and they ultimately, you'll do some interviews I made it down to the very final selection. And there were about thirty of US competing at the national finalist level. I, was ultimately not selected. So the navy kind of scrambled said, okay well, you're not gonNA. Be a White House fellow work and we send you. So they wound up sending me to Newport Rhode Island. There's a school there called the Naval War College and the name. If you're not in the military, the name can sound a little alarming but really it's a, it's a one year opportunity to go to. Have a little down time after being overseas for so long after being on an aircraft carrier and doing other things but it's a lot of reading. It's a lot of studying and to your point earlier in the conversation, it's a chance for you to. Study conflict to study how nations get into conflict what America learned from previous wars and I think. Once again, it gives you a really good chance to reflect and done well when I was there and the person who runs the entire US Navy was in need of a speechwriter to help them with. Communicating to Congress communicating to the American public. So they asked if I'd be interested and I said sure. So I went and interviewed and ultimately was selected for the job. So that's how I got to. The Pentagon for the first time and what year is this this would have been around two, thousand, twelve to two, thousand thirteen..
"snodgrass" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Enjoy. Thank you so much for being here I I feel like the first thing I should tell you is that my granddad was a navy man. Yeah Yeah. Good old Tom Back in the day I've still got his first set of tags. So pretty cool and just school. Yeah. Thank you. Thank you for your service and. Again. Thank you so much for being here today. We'll thanks for paying your taxes and let me do for. Twenty Years Yeah Happily we obviously have so many current affairs to get into but I I would I like to go back and kind of personalize you. You know for the audience I. Think so many people that I get to interview are are known for what they're doing in the world right now and I always like to know where you came from I know that you grew up in Texas right? That's right. What part of Texas did you grow up in church so I grew up in Dallas, Fort Worth area and North Texas and Childhood right. So had a great family great church community and I think that's you know when you think when you look back, there's always these major milestones in your life that puts you on a path and so that opportunity to like I said have strong church family to have you know I was a boy scout of all things, right so I was of these rule following kids but that exposed me to a lot of what was outside of Dallas Fort Worth and that's where I I had my passion for flying actually. Had had that happen how to find coma? Sure. So no one of my family was a pilot but like I mentioned when I was A, we had a boy scout troop and every year to help raise funds for camping or for trips we WANNA, take other states we would go to the local airshows and while we were there, we actually you know get to watch the pilots performing in every single time they had either. The Blue Angels, which is the Navy flight demonstration team, or they would have the thunderbirds come over and so getting a chance to watch them. That's what really instilled the love of flight and the desire to want to pursue that as I got older that's so cool. What I guess besides vying, what sorts of things were you interested in as a kid? You know I'll be also a huge nerd so I was really into. Electronics my dad was really cool. He was a attorney, but he had a love of history and he also had a little edge for computers might traffic so. I'm forty three. So when you think back to that timeframe, this is dial up time you had a modem connected AOL, instant messenger, those kinds of things. In fact, it was actually just before that and Dallas is a big city and they would have every three weeks. They have what's called a computer trade show and it's basically where they sold parts for computers. So could go and pick out the motherboard or you could pick out the hard drive and. So we would go and with as little money as possible, we would collect all these different pieces and parts and he'd say town on. So I would teach myself how to build the computer and then you build it up and start learning how to program and stuff. So I I was really into those kinds of things when I was a kid. So I loved computers love reading and then of course, some of the sports with school as well. That's so cool. When did you decide that you wanted to go to the naval? Academy. Was that early in your childhood or were you a teenager by then you know as a teenager so I'd always thought the flying would be great but I didn't think much about it and I came from a family that was had a lot of background in law..
"snodgrass" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush
"Hi Everyone Sophia Bush here welcomed a work in progress where I talked to people who inspire me about how they got to where they are and where they think they're still going. Today on work in Progress I am honored to share the fascinating and incredibly timely conversation that I had. A man who offers invaluable insight into our military, our democracy leadership and so much more. Mr Guy. SNODGRASS Commander. SNODGRASS. Is a retired Navy. F Eighteen fighter pilot and Topgun graduate and instructor who served as the US Navy and Marine Corps expert in air-to-air combat and Tactics Development Commander Snodgrass also served as communications director and chief speechwriter for former Secretary of defense, James Mattis. Yes. The Gym Mattis who worked in the trump White House Commanders is also the founder and CEO of defense analytics, a national security and foreign policy. Strategic Advisory Firm specializing in strategy development government policy and technology adoption widely recognized as influential national security and foreign policy expert guy has appeared on Fox News. CNN MSNBC and is a regular contributor to publications like The Washington Post Politico Fox business CNN and USA Today. In addition to having written and published to incredibly successful books holding the line inside trump's Pentagon. WAS Secretary Mattis in two, thousand, nineteen and top guns. Top ten leadership lessons from the cockpit in twenty twenty commander snodgrass was kind enough to not only sit down and chat with me several months ago. But he joins me for a second time just a few weeks ago to share his incredibly valuable insights on the current state of our nation and the upcoming election and how his opinions have developed over the course of the years since we first spoke. Really important to me to provide you guys with the most up to date and relevant conversations, which is why I asked guy to sit down with me for a second time. Today. We've combined both of these conversations into one episode for you where myself and guy discussed everything from his career in the navy as a fighter pilot top gun instructor to his experience as chief speechwriter for gymnasts to his thoughts on our current administration national security, the future of democracy itself, and of course, the upcoming election.
"snodgrass" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
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"snodgrass" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"Thanks for listening to this is interesting for the the anonymous writer of that op ed in The Washington Post and now there's a book out as well of the book deal from Mister anonymous working on the inside and dumping on trump on the you know publicly but not revealing who he or she is well there was a a piece in the new Republic where someone did an extensive and exhaustive analysis of someone's writing and concluded that this person was a likely anonymous based on that and that person is someone I had not heard of his first name is guy as a matter of fact guy Snodgrass I'm not sure if that's how you say it he was an aide to the defense secretary Jim Mattis when he was in office and as luck would have it this gentleman at least alleged to be the anonymous writer was just on with trace Gallagher on fox news reporting on the news channel and trace asking the question listen to this exchange and the question is are you anonymous great question as you mention I have a book out right now with my name on it call holding the line I do appreciate that the new Republic said that the writing was excellent across both books that's a great sales pitch but I tell you what if I was going to make an announcement that I've done I do run to come into the studio with him there and New York City so you're saying you're not denying that you're not in here you're saying this is not the proper venue to make that statement am I hearing you properly now what I'm saying is I just heard this reporting as I was coming over to the studio I got invited on to talk about national security and like you said earlier when you're talking with Jennifer there's a lot to talk about their there's a look that is not to deny that is a very squirrely statement he's not saying no it's not me that's the easiest answer if it's not you then you answer the question no that's not me but I do have a book out with my name on it bye bye S. here's the name of it let's call holding the line or something but I'm not anonymous he did not say that he dodged it twice we might know who anonymous is now interesting we'll be right back Richard Fowler joins me after this over ninety to one eighty four one eleven hundred eighty to over a hundred I had a heart attack and cardiac arrest and then a strat your blood pressure numbers could change your life a lot of people do on the stand myself I did now I do the impacts of having a show.
"snodgrass" Discussed on Last Day
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"snodgrass" Discussed on Last Day
"Saw him to sitting in their head back back kind of mouthful them. I just sat him. What's going on and he's like nothing? Nothing like Steph. Are you using our own and you don't want to know and I said I read now from the moment you find out that your person is using opioids and you start bracing yourself for disaster. You develop a palpable fear around normal everyday things you fear the doorbell. If you're the telephone I got a call at eleven thirty At night from his dad cry that he died. I didn't understand I was sleeping and I I thought maybe it was dreaming. This is Doreen Cordova. We met her son Stefano and our last episode when we walked through his last last day I said you need to hang up and take a deep breath and call me back because I don't understand what you're saying to me. He kept telling me that he died and so he called me back and said he couldn't get just on the phone. Hold and I heard to you know make some calls and it was the worst life those calls during made one was to Jess Stephanos sister and my behind the scenes partner on this show the moment I found found out he had died. It was one o'clock in the morning. My stepmother was the first person in our immediate family to find out and she called my a father and my father called my mother and no one could reach me because I was sleeping and my phone was off so my mother called my in-laws who live close by by and they drove over in the middle of the night came into our house and I was deep asleep and I heard my father-in-law call for us and the first first thing I thought was my God something happened to my mother-in-law and then I heard her voice and I said is everything okay and they said no Steffano juniors dead and I mean I kind of collapse and I said I was expecting this or I was waiting for this I'm Stephanie Mills Wax and this is last day when you're person dies of an overdose the very very first thing that happens before the denial and the grief fog and the king is that you hear the news that they've died light and time stops your world collapses your changed in an instant and one moment reality is as you know it and in the next it's not and then naturally literally you rewind the tape you replace scenes from various stages of your lives together. You ask yourself over and over again. What what could I have done differently yesterday last week last year in College High School Childhood L. Ted. Did you put too much responsibility on them. I went to my son and I I said listen. I know you're only sixteen or you can drive. I need you to take over or my chef. Teams Steffano who we met in the last episode was in fact Steffano Cordova Junior. This is senior when Steph no junior was growing up his dad was working as a corporate chef catering big events golf tournaments tennis matches and senior would sometimes ask junior to step up in was that it fifteen sixteen seventeen kid walking the US Open where you have to deal we the top Krim of the people in the world or maybe it was kind of the opposite. Maybe he wasn't involved in his son's life enough my job. It was betty demanding in terms of travel and not spend too much time in a family. Actually I over work. That's one of my biggest regrets over work that time or maybe it was the divorce when Stephanie was fourteen and I stopped to get in trouble here and there and so forth I started to feel the distance and the fear of losing him Stephanos Senior did talk to Stephanos junior about using drugs he'd seen addiction takeover as friends as a kid in Italy. When I grew up in Rome I I left all my friends. Same Age would be no smoking a couple of John here. By the time I came back a few years later. Everybody was on cocaine and so far and two years later I would say ninety nine percent died and yet steffano went from smoking weed in high school and college to using oxy in his twenties and then onto heroin when he started to run out of money litter on Doni when he told me that he was using heroin because it was almost broken arenas cheapen and five dollars bag uh there is only one thing you can do and that's more with me move move home. He means other the mind. If you leave me for life I enjoyed him steph senior. Doreen Stephanos mom they they helped Steffano through a series of rehabs when Stephanie Junior was living in Florida before moving out to Boston his dad would come with him to. Na Meetings and sit outside outside waiting for him to literally fend off the dealers who stalk the meetings because they know that's where people struggling with addiction are that's where the businesses is. Steph tried taking responsibility for managing his sons finances for awhile junior asked for this by the way handed over or his savings and told them to keep them safe because he knew that if it was in his hands he'd spend it on drugs and then I got a call call from him that he was in trouble with money that he'll most got arrested again. Dad said come home again. Stephanos said No. I'm good dad. I'm getting together and Stephanos. Senior basically thought that was bullshit. Bite it. He gave the money back. I can't believe it with the risk that you're gonNA commit a crime go to jail or whatever it is going to hurt hurt in one way or the other because you have no money to pay for rent to pay for it so I just dirty is the money to him probably kept him safe for few years..
"snodgrass" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"American thanks for listening to how coming up later Wayne Allyn root for Shanna Uber's trial is dominated the, Tri state I, think for the past six years. Because of the circumstances how it, happened it's been, on national. Publications join me now in the studio is Jay Poston who is the father of Ryan and. Also Michelle snodgrass the prosecutor ladies and gentlemen. Welcome, to the, Bill Cunningham show thank you for, having us Michelle first of all great work I love prosecutors doing a good job to convict, the guilty and hopefully free the under sent. You did a great work on this case well you know? It's, been a. Long time coming and I made some promises to the, family about, what we. Were going to do for Ryan and it didn't matter how long it. Took we're gonna and we're, in this together and you worked here yes I did I, did an internship. Here when I was in college I he. Did I meet you then I don't know if I Newsroom Like at nine. Pm, yeah. Gone I was gone. On, yes I was here during the day covering the news how? Long just for the summer because I was away at college and it's certainly come a long. Way did you like? It I. Did I loved it Jay j. posted first of all my condolences. On the passing of Ryan Poston thank you Bill. And you gave to. Me your written statement which I'm gonna take home and read but for those who thought this was a trial you see, his face and we only heard. His words out of a teddy bear, what kind of kid was Ryan posted the best he was a son every parent could be proud of. What, I. Always said about Ryan. Was, I had a son that was beautiful and the it's not? What I told people my first thing I said to him but he wasn't that we use. Pre and I said? He had. A kind heart And this kind heart gutting murdered explain that because. I heard what you. Said in court and it is so true that most guys are in their twenties dating and run into a crazy woman, do everything in their power to. Get them help or get them away, from you but Ryan post wanted to help her he did that was Ryan's nature I.
"snodgrass" Discussed on GSMC Soccer Podcast
"It was just lackadaisically nonchalant, put it here. It's going to go in. So we did that that extended their lead to three or two to excuse me. So Tom did well win in their three one. And I mean wounds going to keep an eye on them just because of the fact that they brought in no new players. And it seems like financially they might not be doing so well because of that stadium. I'm not sure how true these reports are anything like that because I mean when it comes to the game of football, soccer, whatever you wanna call it, you can't trust these rumors that are coming up because people will just put out whatever. So I'm not too sure what their financial situations looking like. But as far as the rumors go, it's not looking too good. Then we had West Ham playing born myth born with one this one to one born with done really well since they came into the Premier League back into the Premier League also. So they went to one there at call Wilson scoring in the sixtieth. Minutes cooks going the sixty six. And then you had are not vich scoring in the thirty third minute off a penalty. I'm not sure what it is with West Ham. I mean, you figure you look at their squad right now and they got good decent players. I mean, let me pull up their starting eleven. So they decided to go with teacher Reto on altuva up top flea bay Anderson. Robert snodgrass on the wings, Mark noble Jaguars in the middle SABA, let to playing on the outside, but went up playing in the medal long without Bonna and then master Waku playing on the outside. Also fob playing keep. I mean, this isn't a bad team at least on paper. I'm not really sure why they managed to struggle so much last season. And then we could also just because the managerial style and all that. But I mean, now you brought him Pellegrini. I think he's a decent manager yet guys like Lucas Perez Carlos Sanchez on the bench are Milenko there. They got talent. I'm not sure why they're still struggling so much a mean. Like I said, born with have been a real solid team since they came back into the Premier League. So just might be more with just a better team there. We're just underestimating him. And then Chelsea and arsenal played a bit of a thriller. You had Pedro square in the ninth minute Murata on the twentieth. I mean, sky was definitely funding falling down over with arsenal after they bring down to zero. But then you had material and we'll begin the back into the game. Mega -tarian scoring in the thirty. Seventh a we'll be in the forty first, but Markle's Alonzo here to break everyone's hearts scores in the eighty. First minute gifts, Chelsea, the lead and they ended up finishing with a three, two lead winning that one. Arsenal are. They got a couple of things. They still gotta fix up. Let's just say that. I still don't understand like I don't get why they don't start Leno. Get checked played better, at least a little bit tiny bit here did give up three goals did make eight saves though. Leno at this point in both of their careers is the better keeper Lacaze played wall of their first match against city. He still didn't get a start. Lucas DARA played while again, the first match like lock has. It did not get a start. Emory decided that keep going there. He brought him out at the beginning of the second half. So all these, that's not one that worked up looking at Arsenal's starting eleven for this game. They went with the bombing up top Mizzou. Ozo- playing behind him with a Welby be on the left mega Terry on the right when doozy playing in the middle Ed do it's been a beast for arsenal. I mean completed Forty-six of his passes out. Good enough for ninety four percent accuracy.
Trump meets Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle
"Says he briefed president trump on the indictments earlier this week mr trump says he'll firmly raise the matter when he meets with vladimir putin in helsinki on monday cbs news white house correspondent steven portnoy reports i'm steven portnoy in helsinki the president says when he meets with vladimir putin here on monday he'll absolutely raise the issue of election meddling and he tells reporters he doesn't expect putin to suddenly dramatically confess there will be a perry mason here i don't think but you never know what happens right but i will absolutely firmly asked the question the president was briefed on the special counsels allegations before they were announced still calls the russia probe rigged witch hunt and he says it's hurting the country president trump had tea with queen elizabeth today at windsor castle towering over the queen trump and the monarch shared a few interactions is they reviewed troops at the royal castle in windsor hours after provocative comments from president trump he praised britain's prime minister theresa may cbs news vicki barker reports from london dizzying day for theresa may which began with mr trump playing the disruptor in british politics they do like that telling britain's massmarket sun tabloid that the british prime minister's mishandling britain's exit from the eu or brexit theresa may had to do it but she didn't she didn't listen to and praising mays archrival the boisterous brexit here boris johnson fensive he's cut her off at the knees the bbc's gary o'donoghue but a few short hours later you turn we want to trade with the uk and uk wants to trade with us you barker cbs news london a disturbing case of animal torture off la hoya shores people are outraged over photographs of a man stabbing stingrays to death for no apparent reason news aids brandon lewis joins us now from la hoya with more on the search for the stingray killer and he was caught on camera stabbing multiple stingrays off the coast of he spoke with the man who says you saw him doing it as an investigation is just getting underway he was just going around and pretty much killing them like for sport or for i don't know whatever he had in his head tristan snodgrass took pictures of dead stingray and the man who he says stabbed them my entire life and my family's actually consists of marine biologists so when i say someone killing something for no reason then i don't really like take too kindly to that the search for the stingray killer continues get ready for colorful weekend here in san diego pride festivities kickoff today news eight shannon handy's in.
"snodgrass" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Yeah there was grumbler rambler josh and john smokes sergeant fathom thomas jefferson snodgrass quintas courteous snodgrass and are you ready w opinion anonymous addressed perkins and w a pen menendez addresses blab hard to say what he was really going for here or why he finally decided on what he did but thank goodness he picked mark twain definitely mark twain made his debut on february third eighteen sixty three in a humorous letter to the paper kim planning about a party that purportedly kept him awake for two days mark twain was born now it's time for a quick break as host of historical figures are love of learning didn't stop when we finish school that's why we love the great courses plus and want you to check it out to the great courses plus is unlimited access to learn about anything that interests you from the world's leading professors and experts there are thousands of lectures to stream in virtually any category they're even ones for hobbies like cooking and photography and you can watch and listen from anywhere i listen to their brand new course the aids of benjamin franklin i was shocked to learn that he was a high flying ladies man i didn't realize that benjamin franklin had any musical talents let alone that he invented his own version of the glass are monica start your free month you'll love it sign up at the great courses plus dot com slash figures that's the great courses plus dot com slash figures and here's something else.
"snodgrass" Discussed on Sportstalk 790
"To us pound the table anymore they just said okay fine let's see what you can do and they're gonna see that we're right and they're gonna see that we can sustain this now they they've got the caveat in there as a boy if you if you hit your quota early you're going to have to shut it down but we won't it will be just fine and we're going to have a much more much longer snapper season hopefully into the future well into the future the ernie's on the phone we'll put him on then that's cool ernie what's up man well i want to ask you about some bass fishing i have a private lake that i have access to and i'm going to ask you so when we go you know he he he does his job stock keeping stocks you know buddy holly five an alligator problem to down there a little bit but it's about a thousand acres and what i what i wanna know is the problem that he that we carry have down there he had real related and it's got a bunch of lily pay in it and you know when when he's here the longer days a lot of grass didn't there and about the only thing he said he could throw is the weightless type of bake without getting hung up all the time man that that i could probably try when i go down there you can you can re rig up warms to be we'd lose their lot of frogs that are we lewis if it really gets completely choked it becomes a real trouble is it grass or is it that old snodgrass okay he's had heat that fisher people come down there have you you got boats on the thing.