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"Allison, thank you so much for joining us here today on Gen C. We are so thrilled to have you as a guest. Thank you for having me. I'm excited. Yeah, I would love to have you share a little bit about yourself and your journey, how you landed in this role towards Gen C community. Yeah, thanks. I had a weird nonlinear path into leading the marketing team here at State Farm. I've actually been at State Farm for about two and a half years, but almost my entire career, nearing three decades, was in the Bay Area, where I was born and raised, in the high-tech industry. And most of the time, other than when I was on the agency side early in my career, it was at Hewlett-Packard and Intel. Two small companies no one's ever heard of. Yeah, right. Exactly. So global marketing, always high-tech, always started out on the public relations, so narrative side of marketing, and sort of expanded over time from there. But it was kind of interesting. I didn't start in marketing. I was in pharmacy school, actually. And from a very early age, I thought, I'm going to be a pharmacist. And I'm an only child, and so my parents were telling everybody, our lovely child is going to be a pharmacist, whatever that means. And three years into a doctor or pharmacy program, as I'm counting pills, five, 10, 15, 20, I decided, I don't think I can do this for the rest of my life. And went into an advertising class, the heavens parted, angels were singing down on me, and I thought, I'm with my people. So I kind of had this starting on the science-y side, pivoting over to the advertising and marketing side, being in high-tech in Silicon Valley my entire life, and really digging in there to kind of marry that love of tech and just being in Silicon Valley, it just sort of all collided there. And then State Farm called, and I didn't see it coming. So for me, changing out of the Bay Area, moving from California, where I'd been my entire life, leaving an industry where I was cemented and loved, meaning technology, and going over to one country of marketing versus global marketing was definitely not something I saw coming. Allison, to paraphrase the John Mulaney line. I love him. If I had a nickel for the number of people who started out in pharmacy, who ended up being guests on Gen C, I'd have two nickels, which is not very much, but more than one would expect. Very good. I love that. Oh my God, so somebody else started in pharmacy. Jeff Carvalho from Heisnabiety. Yeah, we need to connect to Jeff. Both started out in the pharmacy business. So there's something clearly about pharmacy and innovation that just goes hand in hand. Allison, speaking of which, I don't think the general public looks at State Farm or even the insurance industry in general as being one that really focuses on innovation, but clearly there's a lot in it. And especially when you think of just the realities of like complex financial instruments, there's a lot there. I'm just interested in like, what's that sort of inside look at your process? What does innovation mean to you and to the role that you are in? Yeah, so for me, I lead marketing at State Farm and I'm bringing with me that technology, innovation, mindset and spirit, which is I think what they were interested in when they were looking for somebody to take over the department and looking outside. State Farm doesn't go outside its doors very often and not at the executive level. So I think that sort of tied to innovation was something that they were interested in and looking for. From the minute I walked in the door here, I started marketing programs that had an innovation slant to them. So I'll give a couple of examples. One was when I was early on, we had a matchup between Patrick Mahomes and our then also Ambassador Aaron Rodgers. They were playing each other in a football game, which doesn't happen very often conference wise. And we wanted to make a big team State Farm innovative activation around it. So what we did was I brought an activation that I had experience with on the tech side at Intel in particular. And it was an augmented reality, I'll call it game, little football find, little footballs you could see in your phone no matter where you were in the entire country. And we were engaging current and potential customers around the country. And what we gave as one of the enterprises was NFTs. And this was when NFTs were six months old. So it was not something that the insurance category would have thought like, why are you doing an augmented reality game? What are you giving away NFTs? What is going on? And for me, it was all about capturing customers, something interesting, intriguing and different using innovation to be at the forefront of marketing. But not only for the earned media sake of it, like, whoa, isn't that interesting? Look what State Farm is doing. But it was for that connection to the customer. And to me, growing up in technology in Silicon Valley, the synopsis is that fire when you're doing something and it's fun and dopamine is spiking and you're trying to win an NFT, something that was so brand new and weird and different. We had dwell times of over 14 minutes on that game. And that was extraordinary plus opt ins to play the game. And so for us, we were doing it using innovation as that way in spiking that love inside the players, giving an experience that was new and different in a category that wasn't activating that way. And that's just like an example. I'm sure we'll talk about what we did on the metaverse coming up, but that was one of them. And so for me, bringing that love of innovation, trying new things, being on the forefront, but marrying it with actual ROI from a marketing perspective, dwell time, engagement, opt ins, those were also measures that were really important to us. I think that there's a little bit of a misnomer that we give to these experiments, which I just think we should recognize, which is you said, oh, well, yes, this is our media thing. Sometimes like marketing is about attention. There's nothing wrong also with doing things for earned media, because frankly, it's a cheaper way than doing it to buy those impressions. So I do think this idea of like the innovation as stunt gets a bad rap, because I think you guys were trying something really interesting and new. You probably got a ton of our media, which never hurts because it makes State Farm, the brand be seen as innovative and forward thinking, which is never a bad look for something. I just wonder, like I know Avery, you probably counsel people all the time on this, but I do think there's a challenge sometimes that marketers like, oh, I don't want to do a stunt, but sometimes like stunts are exactly the right marketing play. I think no one wants to do a stunt, but everyone wants earned media is something that I've heard in my time working with a lot of different brands. And Alison, I think you mentioned that you started your marketing career in PR, so you probably have that sort of muscle built. What is going to get people talking? What is going to generate earned media? What is relevant enough for consumers to care and want to engage with State Farm for 14 minutes, which is an astounding amount of time when you compare that to time spent doom scrolling on TikTok. And you know, how do you use innovation as that like relevance lever to build that experience, I think is so incredible. And I think you all did the same thing on Roblox. You mentioned AR, you mentioned NFTs. State Farm was also one of the first movers on Roblox from a brand perspective. What sort of sparked that? Was that all kind of part of your plan coming from this tech world? Yeah, so we happened to coincide, a couple of things came together. So we have a really great partner in iHeartMedia. We've been partnering with them for a long time and doing some innovative things in audio in general. And it was about to be our 100th birthday anniversary as a company. And so I was already here for about a year already had that augmented reality NFT activation under my earned media plus plus plus plus. And we were thinking about the 100th anniversary and what could we do from an innovation standpoint. So we were talking to iHeart, they had this metaverse idea. And this was when metaverse was still the only thing anyone was talking about. NFTs had been it and then bam, pivoted over to metaverse. And for us, we also in the real world are known for stadium naming rights and in sports. And so we have experience with our name out there in the real world, and experiences around people's passion points, you know, when they go to a game, when they go to a concert, things like that. So iHeart was looking to build iHeartland on two different platforms on Roblox and in Fortnite. And we wanted to take the State Farm Park naming rights in those experiences. So that was kind of number one. So number one was tying our in real world and what authentically people have seen us and are comfortable with our name and how we show up in the world and applying to this new location, if you will, the metaverse. Also, it was important to me that on our 100th anniversary, the only insurer and to this day, by the way, who made the announcement that we are not just gonna be in the metaverse, we are in the metaverse. And when I say we, I mean not only our naming rights, but Jake from State Farm. So we had had experience with him in NBA 2K. He was the first non-playable character on that game for quite a while and our partnership with the NBA was a really great start of that. And we were measuring and learning things like in NBA 2K, now I'm speaking, an avatar like Jake, thinking forward to the metaverse, there. So will anyone come up to and interact with an insurance character, right? Like maybe they won't. Yes. If they do, how long? Dwell time. If they engage for a period of time, can he, that Jake, get them into the neighborhood goods store, which was right there in the amphitheater area or front area of the game? If they go in the store, will they look at khakis in red? Will they buy the articles of clothing and will they wear them around the game? So it's like each one of those is yes, yes. How long? How often? Where? What happens? And so we'd already had kind of a metaverse-like experience for a long time with that character. So it wasn't a leap for us. Again, it would be authentic to us. We are already playing in that space. So let's not just say we're going to be in the metaverse. Let's have naming rights like the real world. Let's put Jake in this experience like we had already in NBA 2K. And we knew the kind of things that got people to interact with that character. And we would just test and learn more and grow and amplify that experience on Roblox. So for us, the metaverse was like a natural next step. Innovation was really important to me. Our 100th anniversary and saying we were there was really important to me. Speaking of earned media, another thing, stunt or otherwise, and even more so the ROI measures that we could get with a younger customer in a situation that we didn't have a lot of experience in, but we had more than others did. Allison, to me, this also really reinforces a thesis that we've been speaking about at least for the last couple of weeks and it's been playing on repeat in my head, which is this idea that we should be looking at immersive spaces as experiential. I cut my teeth in the experiential industry for many, many years. I know the power of building experiences, but when you talk to Angelique over at Allo and she's like, we're approaching 100 million people coming through the Allo experience in Roblox, there's no way any experience would ever do would get that amount of engagement. And they're spending more minutes per person than you get on a TV spot. So I also think that there's something that's, a really great lesson in what you're saying, because you had already had these physical experiences in naming rights on parks and deals with the NBA. And now it's like, how can we personify those in other digital spaces? But it sounds like, which I really love is the idea of how do we kind of closely replicate, but also enhance what our IRL experience is. So we're doing the same naming bits and you see the same kind of signs you would see at a stadium as you would in a virtual stadium. But now the fact that I can be a player who's wearing Jake's and his red shirt is like, there's like a nice meme factor about that. There's like a lot of really good stuff there that I think just are great lessons for our audience to think about, which is that these immersive spaces over time, especially you're going to get more people coming through a Roblox, coming through a Fortnite than you're ever going to get going to the Coachella tent. Yes. And it's so funny you said that because we've done some concerts with I Heart in these parks, I Heartland State Farm Park. And exactly what you're saying, I'd just like to amplify here, like Charlie Puth was one of the first concerts and millions of people versus State Farm Stadium, we can get, I don't know, you know, however, tens of thousands to a concert, for example. And so I Heart and State Farm talked a lot about democratizing access and the ability for people who couldn't get to a concert in real life, couldn't see, afford, travel, whatever. The date doesn't work for them that Charlie comes to their town. But to be able to have this really cool immersive experience in a platform or on a platform in Fortnite on Roblox, where they already are and love and love to be. That was really important for us too. So understanding the customer and showing up where they are not forcing them to try to come to us because again, we also know we're an insurance brand. I mean, I'm not under any notion of delusion here that people love insurance and think about it all day long. They don't. And so we've got to really be out there in ways that are interesting, intriguing, and we have to keep upping our game and innovation is a way to do it. Speaking of innovation, Alison, I love that you just sort of called that out. Insurance is not on everyone's mind day to day, although I just renewed with State Farm. I just switched my homeowner's insurance, bundled it with my car insurance. It is actually on my mind right now. I love the customer service. It was great. And as you think about Web3 and those customer relationships, how is State Farm starting to embrace this? Because you all have done some stuff in the metaverse. You've done some stuff in AR. You've really put your flag in the sand and being a brand that stands for innovation. How are you thinking about this sort of macro world of Web3? We have a labs team too, so beyond marketing. Sam, we love Sam. Yes, yes. That has been working a lot on how we are thinking about Web3 and blockchain in particular for customer data, privacy. As an insurance company, we have to handle a lot of data and where the innovation team and the marketing team work together so well is that I have to make sure that people feel safe and comfortable interacting with State Farm. That's the brand, if you will. And then Web3 allows this anonymous wallet of data. But as long as a customer opts in, we love that. We're happy for customers to be in control. Privacy is paramount to us. We understand the needs and how critical that is for our customers in this category. And so we've done some tests around payments. We've done tests. Even people probably don't know insurance companies pay each other. So this public knowledge USAA and State Farm have been using Web3 for the payments that we make to each other securely, quickly, efficiently. I just want to pause because that is a huge thing and I don't think a lot of people know this. Right. They hear about the brand marketing earned media activations and not so much about the enterprise use cases that are already happening. Huge institutions like State Farms have these teams dedicated to figuring this out and thinking about how to leverage this in a sustainable way. So I just want to double tap on that point. Thank you for that. Yeah, it's payment processing available for on-chain data, for automation, less customer action required, privacy, all of that. We've been doing it. And we're a little bit ahead of our time in a couple of places where the industry, you know, it's hard. It's like, okay, USAA and State Farm and do we as an industry want to jump on this? Is it their thing? We want our thing. So there's a lot, you know, and it keeps changing. Technology changes all the time. So our labs team is on the cutting edge doing more than we realize. Like a long time ago, State Farm was using drones for surveying damage over where humans can't be. And it's funny, my Intel, one of the business units we have was commercial drones when I was at Intel, and trying to show use cases of where drones could go fly over in the middle of the ocean for oil rigs and over places where humans can't be. And State Farm has been using them for a long time. That's not web three. But my point is, all of these different technologies that we're using in concert to be more efficient, to have less strain on resources, to help the customers faster, better, to be in places more quickly than we could otherwise, you know, and catastrophes are right, wrong, good or bad. That's where State Farm shines. And being there for our customers in their greatest time of need. And if we can do that more quickly, that matters a lot. And Allison, insurance is a moment in need sort of product, right? Like not everyone, despite Avery, is thinking about insurance 24-7. That's right. Just like once every two years. Once every two years, right. But so I do think that there is something interesting because I think there are those moments, right? I'm moving, I'm buying a house, I'm selling a house, I'm buying a car. Like there are times when you think about insurance. They're called life events. State Farm has definitely heard of them. Yes, exactly. So there's those times when you think about it. But as we also know, the landscape of digital products, the landscape of immersive products, all of these things are growing so rapidly and changing and falling in favor and out of favor. How do you, because I think what it sounds like is you're really trying to have innovation be part of the core DNA of the brand and the marketing brand, especially. How do you sort of keep it on the cutting edge without expending so many resources to say we have to be in this specific platform today or that specific platform tomorrow? Like how do you pick and choose? So we have a part of our budget that we have set aside for innovative activations and thinking. You know, another one that we did that I thought was pretty innovative is gamerhood. So we created an entire gaming neighborhood that was broadcast in a five-week weekly series on Twitch and YouTube and tied in insurance messaging lightly. It was not heavy on that, but a really fun environment. And my point of that is we start with who's our customer, where are they, and what are they doing? They're on Twitch and on YouTube gaming. Who do they follow? These influencers. Let's go talk to them. How can we activate an insurance message? Use Jake in that audience as an example. And then how do we make it fun and that they're going where they already are? I'm not trying to pull you to come to me. And so the innovation comes there and we have a bit of money that is I'll say set aside. We know we're going to use it and we say, look, we have the ability to spend a little more resources, people, money when we come up with those gems like the augmented reality NFT game, like metaverse activation, like this gamerhood challenge. While we're still keeping all of what people know and love about us, leaning heavy into sports, those passions, leaning heavy into using audio differently. Our jingle is another one that with iHeart is a really nice tie in the metaverse and in audio. And so my point is the expectation is we do what we do and we do it well and that we exercise this muscle that can be implemented in a way that's new and different. So for me, it's hard. I brought in in addition to our agency roster that we had when I walked in, I added a couple in the experiential messages, thought leadership things that we would do. And because we had more of that outside in from the tech industry, from partners I had in the past, that it was just a beautiful mix of different agencies and partners thinking about our brand, keeping consistent the things that we do really well, but having that space to add in some new ideas every once in a while and not overtaking the team, but where they will pop. I love that. And you all have had a lot of pops in the last two and a half years when you've been leading the marketing group. And I always feel like it's helpful for our audience to hear a little bit of the things that don't pop, right? And that's part of that innovation journey. Is there anything that comes to mind when you think about something that you thought would be a great move? They're like, oh, that wasn't the best thing or this didn't work out in the short term, but in the long term it did. One of those sort of like failures that led to success. Yeah, you know, because I grew up in tech, so what I also didn't do in the early 40s or 43 years. So in the 70s, I was growing up as a kid and seeing a female in the 70s heading into Silicon Valley and going head to head with these heady tech male dominated industry and seeing her never fail. And at a company like Hewlett Packard that was so, you know, darling of Silicon Valley. And I say that to say, and tech is go launch, fail, learn, keep going. It wasn't a fail fail. It was just, okay, what's the next thing we're going to do in tech? And for me, I just have that mindset. And so I don't feel like there was a failure. What I feel like is launching things that were ahead of their time or launching things that competitors like to point back to. So the NFTs, we got people like, oh, what NFTs. And then we didn't do it again. But that doesn't mean that was a failure. It was amazing. We got 14 minutes of dwell time, so people could win an NFT. Win, right? Or metaverse. It's like, what is an insurance company doing in the metaverse? We're connecting with current and future customers in a meaningful sticky way where they are. And metaverse isn't being talked about in the same exact way. And we know, and this audience knows Web3 is not metaverse. We know that. Sometimes gets talked about that way. But it's still not a mistake to be there and to show up in places. So that's kind of my approach with the failure question is, hey, now what's the next thing? If I don't do NFTs for 14 minutes of dwell time next time, what will we do? And be open to the possibility that trying a new hot thing is not ever going to be a mistake ever. I love that you sort of went there because the other person who has that same exact theory is my boss, Gary. We've never had a mistake. We're only sometimes ahead of our time. And I love that attitude. It's so true to tech. It's like, you know, in my time at Google as well, nothing's a fail or a flop. It's like, oh, we were a little ahead of people on this one. Moving on, moving on. I think that attitude fosters a culture of innovation, fosters a culture of risk taking. Well, and I will tell you, what I have learned in my two and a half years in the insurance industry is it's actually we're in the risk business and specifically no risk business. So this technology person from the Bay Area who's like, let's do the metaverse. It was a little bit like, oh, I'm not speaking for the legal team here at State Farm, but they were probably like, oh my gosh, who did we just bring in and what is going to happen to us here in the world? And so, you know, the antibodies come out, especially in a risk adverse industry about innovation. So that's why I have to be double, triple sure that the things I'm going to stick my neck out for here are tried and true in a way. Like I knew the Intel, I knew NFTs would be of interest because they were all the rage. So taking enough of the comfort where you're not really putting the business or the company, of course, at risk, real risk, but that is a risky marketing activation. But I will say, and maybe I can say this and you can't considering our different roles, but I think bold, brilliant marketers take calculated risks. And I think that having a bit of a risk tolerance level is inherent to being successful in the marketing world, whether it's you, whether it's Linda Boff, whether it's Raja Mastercard, there are things that could have blown up in everyone's faces. So I think that whether it's working in the creator economy, whether it's working in new technologies, creative technologies, AR VR, immersive worlds, the fact that you did NFTs alone, like all of that stuff, there is some risk element because you're kind of also leaving the opportunity in the hands of other people to build the brand. I do want to say, I think that even though you're in an industry that is about avoiding risk and about mitigating risk, I think there is a boldness to creative and thoughtful marketers that are willing to say, I'm going to take some chances here. And, you know, one out of a hundred may not work, you know, but that's worth the risk and the reward. Right. As long as we're keeping true to our brand, authentic to what makes sense for where we show up and how we show up to me, that's where, you know, so the level of risk, is it worth it? Is it really risky or is it just something we're not familiar with activating? It's that like, what kind of risk are we even talking about here? And I have always done things that are different. I remember at Intel, speaking of commercial drones, we did two things that were really interesting and different. I was the head of brand globally, and we were trying to show how the brand would be appealing and interesting across consumer and commercial minds and people, so broadly everyone, but also highlighting the technology. So we use drones to repair the Great Wall of China was one of them. And we use drones to go over whale colonies, Snotbot it was called, where the DNA from the blowhole was captured on the drone and brought back safely to the ship. So you could test all the whales, not find one spirit, cut its flesh and only test the one. So my point is finding something that's true to the product you're trying to sell, the company that you represent, the values that you are espousing in the world, but doing it in a way that is like, I always call it the Chris Griffin filter. That's my husband, Chris Griffin, 30 year retired San Francisco juvenile probation officer, so could not be more different from me in tech and in marketing. And I would always talk to him about like, is it cool if a drone and Intel were repairing the Great Wall of China? It is one of the seven wonders of the world. And it was like, Chris Griffin, you know, the probation officer was like, oh, that's pretty weird. That would get my attention. I wonder what they're doing. And so it was always with that filter. And I think that and bring that into State Farm and say, look, we have the permission because we're the leader in the United States and insurance, we can lead the way and be a thought leader, do things differently, show up differently in the world. We have to give ourselves that permission because of our position in the market. And as long as we stay true to who we are. And we also would not have those lovely drone light shows that power Burning Man all night long if it wasn't for Intel bringing that to the Super Bowl and for the fireworks shows. Yeah, we opened the Olympics. Actually, that was one of the hardest because it was in the winter and in Korea. And so interesting to be able because we were an Olympic sponsor to do stuff like that. I was so excited about those kind of campaigns. And I think taking chances on things like that was also just, it didn't occur to me that that was risky in that same way. It was well, that's what I do as a marketer. I love your history of sort of doing these innovative things that are always like tied to relevance and drive business results. I think that's exactly how marketers are pushed to think about innovation. How can innovation drive growth and State Farm hasn't existed for 100 years doing the same media plan. It's changed a lot. We have to. And it will change a lot. And it has to change a lot. If you look like into the future, any things that are interesting to you as you start to shape your 24, 25, 26 sort of strategy, what are the things that you think we're going to see really take off that you've maybe done some early pilots with that you could see scaling up much more broadly. So in my past, I always liked product placement, actually didn't do it very often had to be in the right places. And it's been around for a long time, you know, a Coca Cola can in a movie that an actor is drinking, you know, soap operas, yes, wherever. So it was interesting. And to me now, getting our brand in content. So we're working differently with media partners now. And I say this, you know, meet with our media partners all the time, we're a big advertiser, right. So we're very fortunate for the access that we have to some of the biggest media people across around the world, really. And I'll say to them, now, don't freak out about what I'm gonna say, stick with me, and you'll end up understanding. But I'm not that interested in the 32nd spot in between commercial breaks. Now, of course, we're still going to do it. I'm in one of the most competitive categories in the country, and I will and we have to. So I don't mean I'm not going to but you know, where I'm really interested. I'm interested in weaving into the storyline, product placement but in the storyline of the actual show, so that my brand lives on beyond a 32nd spot, that when the show gets replayed a year later, my commercial is not the one that's hitting. 20 years later, look at the researches we're seeing of Suits and Friends and all these shows. Correct. So let me talk about Roblox for a second because similar. Our jingle, the nine note jingle, Like a Good Neighbor State Farm is there, I will spare you and not sing it. That jingle is important. The words, Like a Good Neighbor State Farm is there are important. Our logo, the three ovals is important. And so we put that on Roblox in iHeartland in a couple of ways. So Jake is there, number one, but it's an audio experience that iHeart had on the Roblox platform. It's like be a radio pioneer. And so we said, alright, so let's integrate the sound. So when you're playing a couple of the games that you can do inside that environment, so the logo is turned down and it's a stepping stone ladder to get to a better viewing location of State Farm Park, number one, connecting all that. If you do this and interact with our brand, you get a logo. And when you jump on the logo, I think it's the five note, not the nine note plays. And so these interesting ways to put your brand and keep that slow drip of our assets in the minds of current and potential customers, I think is really interesting. And so that's like another, you know, thinking about pulling audio and not visual as well. So we can expect Jake to be in next season of Yellowstone, it sounds like, as a character. The hot cowboy like wearing the khakis and the red shirt. I know, wouldn't that be fun? We can put Jake almost anywhere. Jake on a horse. It's on a lot of people's mood boards right now. Allison, thank you so much for your time. It was wonderful to hear the stories. There's so many lessons in this episode. So really just thank you for being here and we appreciate all of that. I love the opportunity to talk about the fun stuff. And I appreciate the platform here to get my juices reinvigorated again too, and the questions that you asked. And you know, it's always good for marketers to go back to their own personal why, and you've brought out some of my personal why. So thank you for the opportunity. Thank you so much, Allison. Avery, Allison, Dynamo, what a great conversation. Thank you for arranging that. That was incredible. I know we've been like trying to reschedule with her for so long, but I'm glad we really got it over the finish line. Her and her team are amazing. I want to shout out Baldwin Cunningham, who first kind of brought us into that, who is amazing. I love Baldwin. Baldwin leads their State Farm Labs team is also fantastic. I think when people think about insurance, they think it's all like stodgy and you're like, actually, there's part of that. But there's also like so much innovation that happens at these companies. And it's so cross-functional, like it's a massive company. And Allison absolutely nailed it with insights. I love that she brought in her history from Intel and from HP, everything from drone shows to AR to Metaverse. She really knows herself. To me, that's the big takeaway, which is being bold, but also really putting innovation at the core of your marketing strategy is the way you succeed as a marketer today. It's not 30-second spots anymore. It's not banner ads anymore. It's not newsletters like those are in the toolkit, but it's not the way to really make a difference. And I really love Allison's approach to that. So that was amazing. All right, Avery, until next week, super excited for our next guest, super excited for this guest, super excited that you are who you are. Thanks for that, Sam. Right back at you. And thank you, Gen C community for tuning in. I think this is one of our best episodes ever. So let us know what you think in the comments, hit us up with other suggested guests, and we will see you all next week.
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"Gen C is the generation of the new Internet. In Gen C, the C stands for crypto, but it also stands for creators, the connected consumer and collectibles, both digital and physical with on-chain provenance. It stands for culture and characters, the ones we play in games and the companion ones that AI is building alongside us. It stands for community and digital citizenship and the new set of transparent and trustless tools being built to govern them. These are the people who were raised on a different philosophy on how they look at money, how they look at identity, how they look at privacy and how they look at the hybrid, digital and physical spaces being built all around us. And finally, how they reimagine their relationships with the communities and companies they interact with. We focus on how brands large and small are building for these audiences. Welcome to Gen C. Avery, I have to play you the new intro that I just made for Gen C. So here it goes. Edge of my seat. All right. So you might've noticed that was me not speaking English, but I am going to Portugal next week. So that was me speaking Portuguese. And how did I do that? Well, both you and I have been experimenting with, Hey, Jen's video translation software that utilizes AI to speak in multiple languages. You added an amazing piece that you put up on LinkedIn the other day. If you speaking Hindi, I don't know if you actually speak Hindi or not. Very limited. Very limited. But I just want to throw this stat out before I want to get your thoughts, which is our old friend, Mr. Beast, 50% of the people who watch his videos don't speak English. And so what he does is hire voice actors all over the world to be the Mr. Beast in their local areas, because he knows that for him to go as global and get as many views as he needs, he has to be in language. And so what do you think about, Hey, Jen, and some of these new tools that are coming that will allow for video translation that is not only audio only, but as you and I have both been playing with, it also literally changes your mouth movements to be speaking the language that you've selected. Sam, thank you for turning me on to Hey, Jen. My first thought was that I was going to use it to connect my grandparents along because we do have a language barrier. And while I was sad to see that Telugu was not a supported language, I was like, it's okay. I'll do it in Hindi. And I sent it and they actually thought it was real because, you know, not everybody is familiar with powers of AI, especially with this sort of intonation, which is amazing. And then I started playing around with it a little bit more. And I want to call out Hey, Jen, but also 11 Labs, which is the voice translation that is powering all of this. Hey, Jen is sort of bringing that video, but 11 Labs does the audio. And we've been working on a couple of little things with 11 Labs in different capacities. I'm really impressed with what they're building. And it's critical because only 14% of the world speaks English, yet 59% of the world's digital content is in English. So if you're a person who doesn't speak English, much less, God forbid, is not literate, then you can't access the amazing, wonderful world of the internet that we all know today. It's a massive thing. I think it's early days. And of course, everybody rightfully so has questions on where is this data going? Who owns it? Who's storing it? Hey, Jen is an LA based company. And 11 Labs has raised from a number of investors, including Andre Sinso. We've done some diligence on them, but I think it's early days. But this technology is insanely powerful for brands, but in the immediate term for content creators. If I was a content creator, I would be using this immediately for my target languages, because it'll expand your reach so much, enable you to connect. And by the way, it's not going to be long before that's happening on demand. In real time, I mean. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, I did the same thing you did. I recorded a video that I translated into French and I sent it to my friend in Paris. And I said, I've been working on my accent. What do you think? And he gets back to me and goes, oh, like, you're really nailing the language, you're really nailing the accent. Like, you've come a long way. I don't speak French. Because the intonation is like you, right? Right, exactly. It's cloning your voice. It sounds like a white person speaking Hindi. Like, there's some things that are colloquialisms that a local person would never say, but it sounds like how you would speak Hindi if you were very good at it. Yes. I will also say what was fascinating to me was Angelique Vendette, who I also sent the video to, responded and say, okay, here's the problem. It's speaking French Canadian. It's not speaking Paris French. And then I had other friends who because I had put it up on Instagram and for the one in Spanish, I had tagged Mexico and I said, can't wait to get back to CDMX. And someone tagged me and said, no, this is speaking European Spanish. This is not speaking Latin American Spanish. So I do think there is like a lot of nuance that still needs to get worked out in it. But just the fact that I could record a 48 second video that people in Paris and people in Mexico didn't recognize that it was AI at first. I thought it was fascinating. I think you hit it exactly, which is, oh, yeah, if I was a content creator, if I was a brand marketer and I was doing shorts, I think this is a perfect way just to get more reach for your content at a 30 to 90 second level, which should be labeled as AI also. Agreed. Definitely. Cross-country transparency, 100 percent. Yeah, we'll talk about that in a second. But I do think that anyone who hasn't played with the page and video translator or there, you can now do it just by uploading a photo and snippets of your voice powered by 11, as you mentioned. So you can actually create yourself saying anything without even having to record a video at this point. You could all do it by text. So it's pretty fascinating. I'm very excited for where this stuff is going, because this is the kind of use case that I think you and I look at this and we're like, this has a very tactical, tangible opportunity. And I think the stat that you just mentioned, only 14 percent speak English, but 60 percent of the content is in English is such a big business opportunity when you really think about that. So, so relevant. Let's pivot from there to a very related topic, which is I don't know if you saw this week, but TikTok has started using AI labeling and Reddit and Reddit. Right. Exactly. For TikTok, anytime you use one of the filters that utilizes AI, now it's going to be labeled as AI. They also are doing auto detection for people who are utilizing AI software and they want anyone who is utilizing AI for their content to have a label on it. I think this is a step in the right direction. I would love all news content also to be labeled like this, because there's a lot of stuff out there. I read an obituary that was driven by AI about a basketball player who had passed away and it said the basketball player is unliving. So that was the way that AI described him being dead, was that he was unliving. And so clearly there's a lot of stuff that needs to get worked out. But from a brand perspective, from a creator perspective, I think that the idea that we should know when things are being modified feels like the right thing. But do you think that affects the creator economy in any way? I think it's similar to how we do hashtag ad, like trust or transparency is key. We just need to be transparent about using these things. I've thought that for quite a while as it relates to Instagram and TikTok filtering because people get unrealistic like body images. I mean, yes, some of this happens in like magazines and photo shoots and all of that stuff it has for a long time. But I'm all about trust or transparency and the digital ecosystem. Agreed. And I also think there's a healthy respect for knowing when someone might be utilizing a tool. It's a productivity tool. It doesn't mean it has to be less entertaining. It doesn't mean it has to be less interesting. I think our enterprise brands, though, we're still at a place where like we can't just use 11 labs like at scale right now. It's not ready yet. It's like a proof of concept. This is how it could be going. And back to what we've talked about before, it's building the muscle for when this really hits scale, we're going to be ready. Correct. And in terms of just going back to Mr. Beast, who has these 13 actors that play him around the world, he said, our team is very actively looking because it's not cheap to do that. And he said, our team is very actively looking. He thought from his perspective and when their research that it's going to be still a couple of years before we actually see it being good enough where he's comfortable. What he said, which was interesting, is they've done some AB testing where they use the voice actor and then they'll use a cloning. And he said every time he does a cloning, people are calling out that something sounds wrong and it distracts them from the content in the video, which I think for someone like him is just really important to make sure it's landing. Totally, totally agree with that. Yeah. All right. Final story before we get to an amazing guest is Crossmint and MasterCard are going deeper together. So Crossmint powered this artist portal that MasterCard released a couple of months ago. It actually brought one hundred thousand people into blockchain. It was primarily based on music and that was also powered by Crossmint. And it seems that Crossmint and MasterCard are getting in bed together even more with an eye toward small business, which I thought was kind of interesting. Just the idea of easy ways when you think of utilizing your MasterCard to pay for something and then thinking about a reward system that can be on chain, that feels like it makes a lot of sense, right? I hit my 10th time at the coffee shop. I get a little NFT that says I'm a 10 timer and maybe that gets me a free coffee later. But this feels like a very natural, easy way for blockchain and brands to get together. And I want to know if you have any thoughts about that. Yeah, well, I love Rodry and the team and of course, Raja and his amazing team at MasterCard and everything that they've done in this space. So recently connected with Raja and he was like, I'm still very bullish on Web3. And one, I love him for saying that because there's so many mixed reactions right now. And it's amazing to hear leaders who continue to invest, continue to launch programs like their startup accelerator and continue to support these sort of Web3 native businesses, massive bands of what Crossmint is doing. And I think that a partnership between a payment processor and a minting tool makes a lot of sense because you're likely going to be paying maybe not thousands of dollars, but a couple bucks for some of these things. And having that super integrated is a great fit. And shout out to MasterCard for continuing to innovate in this space. I see them. I see Visa. I see the banks really continuing to lean in and identify these enterprise use cases that can make their customers both B2C and also B2B customers lives a little bit easier. Well, we have asked Raja to be on the podcast 27 times, so we're going to continue to ask until he shows up. So, Raja, if you're listening, we're coming for you. Avery, after the break, we are going to come back with Allison Griffin from State Farm, a big brain marketing thinker, so excited to hear her perspectives on marketing, on the metaverse, on Web3, on innovation in general, because she's such a great thinker on that. So we will talk to her after the break. Sounds great.
Fresh update on "state farm" discussed on Stephanie Miller
"To hell. Don't purgatory. pass Yeah. Yes. Here's the good news. Mayo tweets. Donald Trump is going down faster than Lauren Boebert at a musical. Oh, okay. That's funny. Oh, Mayo's a saucy little Twitter mate. And that's funny. Going down was next. She got kicked out before she could go down. It was on its way though. Yes, it was. You could tell it was on its way. It was kind of, so to speak. Oh, Newt Gingrich. Oh, everybody's so sad this morning on the right Newt Gingrich tweeted is secretly Gates an agent for the democratic party? No one else is doing as much to undermine, weaken and cripple the house OP. No, no. He's all yours. He's all yours. You made him, you created him. And forehead -ness of him is all you. That's exactly. You did make him from a little orange slab of clay. Yep. See, that's because they're, that's a Gumby reference that only, right. But you know, one third of audience our got because Gumby went off the air in the seven. Right. Before I was before you were born. All right. Yeah. Okay. Here's, here's the good thing. We have legal ad Dalla Dean to talk to us on day one of the Trump trial. Um, disgorgement is a word I've heard a lot and I thought it sounds dirty, doesn't it? It's not engorgement. It's disgorgement. Something totally different. Yes, there was engorgement and now, yes. Uh, Elizabeth tweets, if anyone says phase two of the New York City, uh, New York state trial versus Trump at all is about damages. Feel free to see. Nope. It's about disgorgement. I assume it's what happens after you're engorged and then you get relief would be disgorgement. But no, it's disgorgement is a remedy that requires one who profits from illegal acts to give up that money even if no one damaged. was It's about unjust enrichment. So this trial for all intents and purposes, it's already over. He's already been declared guilty. Basically, this is just about how much, so all his whatever attacking the judge, this is why Jack Smith just sought a gag order finally because of the General Milley should be executed. Again, it's not just because he's the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. It's because he's a witness, which is the same thing he did too. They cited the Brad Raffensperger costume incorporated for your car. Pardon me. Right. That guy. Yeah, Jack Smith, it's in DC, citing his tweet about executing Milley for treason. Milley's a witness in Trump's DC criminal case. The motion further notes that Trump accused George, the Secretary of State's farm. Are you OK? Farm. Do you smell to have another witness of engaging in a cover up to hide thousands of fraudulent votes. There is need no for the defendant in the course of a campaign to attack known witnesses regarding the substance of their anticipated testimony. OK, so we shall see what happens with all of that. But this cannot just become the norm and we just give up because he is so evil and so venal. And so like we Oh, can I just say my friend Caroline, we're hiking this weekend and there's a guy that always has his dogs off the leash and one of them is like a big aggressive, you know, sort of German shepardy kind of thing. You know, I love all of us, but it was scaring them out of like others running up to other dogs and stuff. Yeah. And, you know, Bonnie's psychopath. She's, she's 10 pounds, but she's aggressive. Yes, she is. But anyway, we were just, I just was saying, I've just added up to here with people that don't think rules apply to them. Like we just said nicely, you know, you, you have to have your dog on a leash here. And he's like, Oh no, no, no, no, this area and down there. And I'm like, Oh, because this poor lady was scared to death because the dog went running up to her anyway. I just, I, this is what he's done. I think to this country is just, you don't, some people think, Oh, the rules don't to apply me. You know, it's okay. Sorry. I'm having a thing by the way. I'm boosted. see, Did you I got my flu shot and my what you call it. My new vaccine on Friday on my birthday. Can I just say, uh, Kaiser nurses are the greatest. I hope they get everything there. We're so union around here. Um, would you like us to form an onion? No, not too. you I don't present company stuff. We have to form it. Right. Right. Okay. Got understood. Yeah, they're going to go on. But anyway, no, I came, I, I had my ID and I'm like, it's my birthday. Can I get a shot? And they all started laughing and then they sang happy birthday to me and I'm like, Ooh, it's like cheesecake factory. Thank Yeah. you. Or Chuckie cheese. Yeah. Yeah. Feral. Yeah. I had nothing. had I no, I had no side effects at all. Go get your shot. Yes. Yeah. Some people do though. Some people do. Do what? Have side effects. Oh yes. I had a mild fever and a headache. Oh, did you? My arm ached. Yeah. Oh, I was tired, but I'm like, I need to go to bed at stupid o 'clock and get up. It was Friday. I'm always tired. I had a birthday party to go to on Saturday night. Yeah, I did too. Oh, my friends took me out to dinner at Saturday for my birthday at three. My friend, my friend, my friend, Glenn said that friend was like, you're going to a birthday party at three. Is it a kid's birthday party? Close enough. We call that Leonard. I was like, thanks for coming to my birthday brunch. I met a friend to eat yesterday at two o 'clock. I considered it dinner. He considered it lunch. Right. See, that's where the twain shall me, tomato, tomato. I call it whatever you want. That's when I eat dinner. Okay. Everybody thanked me. They were digested and in bed nice and early, like the should be great. Okay. So, uh, stick it in the, uh, vaccine ambassador of Stephanie the Margaret show, Margaret show urges you to stick it in. Thank you. Okay. We got a big Monday show. We got rudeness. We got rude pundit. We got a Steve Pearson who was running for from swing left, who was so great getting out the vote. He is running himself. Right. Much like our Carl Frisch run for something. Uh, and Dino Bedalla, our legal three, lad in hour 21 minutes after the hour, this portion of the show brought to you by my latest unsolicited testimonial. So my bike leader from major Taylor bike club this Saturday said, you're full full -on cyclist. Tell your audience you're a full on cyclist now 35 miles, 1100 feet of climbing. Why morning kick. I'm telling you, I've been proselytizing. Don't you do that every weekend though? Yes, but I'm telling you, I had never kept up. Like I'm telling you, it really helps. Okay. My morning cake. Really? Really? Well, I do know what's in there. I was going to say, I don't know what all is in there, but I do know there's probiotics and power I'm just saying there's a real difference. 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A highlight from GENC : Innovation at the Core of Marketing with Alyson Griffin, Head of Marketing at State Farm
"Gen C is the generation of the new Internet. In Gen C, the C stands for crypto, but it also stands for creators, the connected consumer and collectibles, both digital and physical with on -chain provenance. It stands for culture and characters, the ones we play in games and the companion ones that AI is building alongside us. It stands for community and digital citizenship and the new set of transparent and trustless tools being built to govern them. These are the people who were raised on a different philosophy on how they look at money, how they look at identity, how they look at privacy and how they look at the hybrid, digital and physical spaces being built all around us. And finally, how they reimagine their relationships with the communities and companies they interact with. We focus on how brands large and small are building for these audiences. Welcome to Gen C. Avery, I have to play you the new intro that I just made for Gen C. So here it goes. Edge of my seat. All right. So you might've noticed that was me not speaking English, but I am going to Portugal next week. So that was me speaking Portuguese. And how did I do that? Well, both you and I have been experimenting with, Hey, Jen's video translation software that utilizes AI to speak in multiple languages. You added an amazing piece that you put up on LinkedIn the other day. If you speaking Hindi, I don't know if you actually speak Hindi or not. Very limited. Very limited. But I just want to throw this stat out before I want to get your thoughts, which our is old friend, Mr. Beast, 50 % of the people who watch his videos don't speak English. And so what he does is hire voice actors all over the world to be the Mr. Beast in their local areas, because he knows that for him to go as global and get as many views as he needs, he has to be in language. And so what do you think about, Hey, Jen, and some of these new tools that are coming that will allow for video translation that is not only only, audio but as you and I have both been playing with, it also literally changes your mouth movements to be speaking the language that you've selected. Sam, thank you for turning me on to Hey, Jen. My first thought was that I was going to use it to connect my grandparents along because we do have a language barrier. And while I was sad to see that Telugu was not a supported language, I was like, it's okay. I'll do it in Hindi. And I sent it and they actually thought it was real because, you know, not everybody is familiar with powers of AI, especially with this sort of intonation, which is amazing. And then I started playing around with it a little bit more. And I want to call out Hey, Jen, but also 11 Labs, which is the voice translation that is powering all of this. Hey, Jen is sort of bringing that video, but 11 Labs does the audio. And we've been working on a couple of little things with 11 Labs in different capacities. I'm really impressed with what they're building. And it's critical because only 14 % of the world speaks English, yet 59 % of the world's digital content is in English. So if you're a person who doesn't speak English, much less, God forbid, is not literate, then you can't access the amazing, wonderful world of the internet that we all know today. It's a massive thing. I think it's early days. And of course, everybody rightfully so has questions on where is this data going? Who owns it? Who's storing it? Hey, Jen is an LA based company. And 11 Labs has raised from a number of investors, including Andre Sinso. We've done some diligence on them, but I think it's early days. But this technology is insanely powerful for brands, but in the immediate term for content creators. If I was a content creator, I would be using this immediately for my target languages, because it'll expand your reach so much, enable you to connect. And by the way, it's not going to be long before that's happening on demand. In real time, I mean. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, I did the same thing you did. I recorded a video that I translated into French and I sent it to my friend in Paris. And I said, I've been working on my accent. What do you think? And he gets back to me and goes, oh, like, you're really nailing the language, you're really nailing the accent. Like, you've come a long way. I don't speak French. Because the intonation is like you, right? Right, exactly. It's cloning your voice. It sounds like a white person speaking Hindi. Like, there's some things that are colloquialisms that a local person would never say, but it sounds like how you would speak Hindi if you were very good at it. Yes. I will also say what was fascinating to me was Angelique Vendette, who I also sent the video to, responded and say, okay, here's the problem. It's speaking French Canadian. It's not speaking Paris French. And then I had other friends who because I had put it up on Instagram and for the one in Spanish, I had tagged Mexico and I said, can't wait to get back to CDMX. And someone tagged me and said, no, this is speaking European Spanish. This is not speaking Latin American Spanish. So I do think there is like a lot of nuance that still needs to get worked out in it. But just the fact that I could record a 48 second video that people in Paris and people in Mexico didn't recognize that it was AI at first. I thought it was fascinating. I think you hit it exactly, which is, oh, yeah, if I was a content creator, if I was a brand marketer and I was doing shorts, I think this is a perfect way just to get more reach for your content at a 30 to 90 second level, which should be labeled as AI also. Agreed. Definitely. Cross -country transparency, 100 percent. Yeah, we'll talk about that in a second. But I do think that anyone who hasn't played with the page and video translator or there, you can now do it just by uploading a photo and snippets of your voice powered by 11, as you mentioned. So you can actually create yourself saying anything without even having to record a video at this point. You could all do it by text. So it's pretty fascinating. I'm very excited for where this stuff is going, because this is the kind of use case that I think you and I look at this and we're like, this has a very tactical, tangible opportunity. And I think the stat that you just mentioned, only 14 percent speak English, but 60 percent of the content is in English is such a big business opportunity when you really think about that. So, so relevant. Let's pivot from there to a very related topic, which is I don't know if you saw this week, but TikTok has started using AI labeling and Reddit and Reddit. Right. Exactly. For TikTok, anytime you use one of the filters that utilizes AI, now it's going to be labeled as AI. They also are doing auto detection for people who are utilizing AI software and they want anyone who is utilizing AI for their content to have a label on it. I think this is a step in the right direction. I would love all news content also to be labeled like this, because there's a lot of stuff out there. I read an obituary that was driven by AI about a basketball player who had passed away and it said the basketball player is unliving. So that was the way that AI described him being dead, was that he was unliving. And so clearly there's a lot of stuff that needs to get worked out. But from a brand perspective, from a creator perspective, I think that the idea that we should know when things are being modified feels like the right thing. But do you think that affects the creator economy in any way? I think it's similar to how we do hashtag ad, like trust or transparency is key. We just need to be transparent about using these things. I've thought that for quite a while as it relates to Instagram and TikTok filtering because people get unrealistic like body images. I mean, yes, some of this happens in like magazines and photo shoots and all of that stuff it has for a long time. But I'm all about trust or transparency and the digital ecosystem. Agreed. And I also think there's a healthy respect for knowing when someone might be utilizing a tool. It's a productivity tool. It doesn't mean it has to be less entertaining. It doesn't mean it has to be less interesting. I think our enterprise brands, though, we're still at a place where like we can't just use 11 labs like at scale right now. It's not ready yet. It's like a proof of concept. This is how it could be going. And back to what we've talked about before, it's building the muscle for when this really hits scale, we're going to be ready. Correct. And in terms of just going back to Mr. Beast, who has these 13 actors that play him around the world, he said, our team is very actively looking because it's not cheap to do that. And he said, our team is very actively looking. He thought from his perspective and when their research that it's going to be still a couple of years before we actually see it being good enough where he's comfortable. What he said, which was interesting, is they've done some AB testing where they use the voice actor and then they'll use a cloning. And he said every time he does a cloning, people are calling out that something sounds wrong and it distracts them from the content in the video, which I think for someone like him is just really important to make sure it's landing. Totally, totally agree with that. Yeah. All right. Final story before we get to an amazing guest is Crossmint and MasterCard are going deeper together. So Crossmint powered this artist portal that MasterCard released a couple of months ago. It actually brought one hundred thousand people into blockchain. It was primarily based on music and that was also powered by Crossmint. And it seems that Crossmint and MasterCard are getting in bed together even more with an eye toward small business, which I thought was kind of interesting. Just the idea of easy ways when you think of utilizing your MasterCard to pay for something and then thinking about a reward system that can be on chain, that feels like it makes a lot of sense, right? I hit my 10th time at the coffee shop. I get a little NFT that says I'm a 10 timer and maybe that gets me a free coffee later. But this feels like a very natural, easy way for blockchain and brands to get together. And I want to know if you have any thoughts about that. Yeah, well, I love Rodry and the team and of course, Raja and his amazing team at MasterCard and everything that they've done in this space. So recently connected with Raja and he was like, I'm still very bullish on Web3. And one, I love him for saying that because there's so many mixed reactions right now. And it's amazing to hear leaders who continue to invest, continue to launch programs like their startup accelerator and continue to support these sort of Web3 native businesses, massive bands of what Crossmint is doing. And I think that a partnership between a payment processor and a minting tool makes a lot of sense because you're likely going to be paying maybe not thousands of dollars, but a couple bucks for some of these things. And having that super integrated is a great fit. And shout out to MasterCard for continuing to innovate in this space. I see them. I see Visa. I see the banks really continuing to lean in and identify these enterprise use cases that can make their customers both B2C and also B2B customers lives a little bit easier. Well, we have asked Raja to be on the podcast 27 times, so we're going to continue to ask until he shows up. So, Raja, if you're listening, we're coming for you. Avery, after the break, we are going to come back with Allison Griffin from State Farm, a big brain marketing thinker, so excited to hear her perspectives on marketing, on the metaverse, on Web3, on innovation in general, because she's such a great thinker on that. So we will talk to her after the break. Sounds great.
A highlight from A Dallas Letdown, Taylor Swifts KC Date, Clevelands Crazy D, Chicagos Agony, and Week 4 Lines With Cousin Sal
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This episode is brought to you by our friends at State Farm. There's no playbook when it comes to life or any of the other stressful tasks that adulthood throws your way. So many of us lay awake at night going through a list of what ifs. What if something happens to our home? What if I get into an accident? If life gives you a bad bounce, State Farm has a play for every what if. You can reach them 24 seven. You can file a claim on the State Farm mobile app or you can simply call your agent with questions about your home or auto coverage like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Call or go to statefarm .com for a quote today. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network. I have a really, really good rewatchables coming on Monday night. Can't wait. It is my birthday tomorrow. So sometimes if my birthday coincides with rewatchables, which I think has only happened one other time, but we like to do a big movie. So that's where we're doing one of my favorite movies the last 40 years. Stay tuned. Coming up next, we had an action packed loaded week three. We're gonna talk Taylor Swift, Travis Kelsey. We're gonna talk about Miami putting up 70. Sal's team losing. We're gonna introduce a new character, parent corner. Sal sent his kid to college. Oh man, this is almost two hours. Let's get to it. First pro jam. Let's get to it. All right, taping this a little after 8 .30, Sunday night Pacific time. The hardest word come in and show business is here. Cousin Sal just watched Pittsburgh Vegas, a bizarre game, but we're not starting there. We're starting with your team. You're stupid cowboys. You compliment me and now that I see what you did here. Okay, all right. Your stupid team that I thought I could throw into a little 11 and a half Arizona, like throw a bit. All they had to do was run by two and a half. I had a FanDuel boost. I had real life money. I had a million dollar pick and it's like, of course they'll beat the Cardinals by two and a half. Rahim thought the Cardinals were tanking. No, no, that's not what happened. And now you're containing cowboys. They couldn't even make it to my birthday before they fell apart. They couldn't even make it to the end of September. Was that the goal? I guess had they known your birthday was a Monday. Yeah, they might've stuck around. I know, I know. I don't know what to tell you. It sucked. I had it tied to everything too. I had an Oregon this and the Chiefs this and the 49ers and the Cowboys and everything. And I didn't even care that they had three, essentially three offensive linemen out or that Trayvon Diggs got hurt. Not that I didn't care, but I didn't think it would affect this game. And then they just got, they went out there and got their asses kicked. 13 penalties and didn't force any turnovers and couldn't do shit in the red zone. And of course it's a double digit loss, jerks. I kept, I had in the back of my head Rahim's theory that the Cardinals were tanking and that they were only playing one, a good first half. And then they would throw away the second half because their real goal is Caleb Williams. So at halftime, I'm like, I'm not going to panic yet. Maybe the Rahim's theory, no. The Rahim's theory was not true. The Cardinals actually played really well. And your team, I will say, look, this happens sometimes. Usually it doesn't happen in week three. It happens later in the year. But the team that is getting smoke blowing up their butts, they have this easy game and say, oh yeah, we're going to Arizona. It's going to be half Dallas fans. This will be a layup for us. So we've seen this scenario, just not this early in the season. What worried me though, from a Dallas standpoint, forget about the offensive line and the blocking stuff. Cause you'll get those guys back. But you do seem to have like third and seven, third and eight if Lamb is covered, where do you go issued? Like, you know, not everyone has the Kelsey type, but you don't have the Devontae Adams. You don't have really any of those guys. You don't have that big physical tight end in the middle. You don't have the awesome, you know, James White type third down running back who's going to get open. And you could really feel it in the red zone. They were one for five in the red zone today. Yeah. I mean, you know, what's his name? The tight end who went to Houston, I already forgot his name from Dallas last year, was our second lead. Schultz was our second leading receiver last year. So yeah, there is something to be said about that. And I do want to put it in proper perspective. If the Eagles lose to Tampa Bay, which is a possibility tomorrow, the week is a wash in the NFC East, right? That means everyone will have lost. So I don't want to get too crazy, but it did expose, you're right, everything I always worry about. Can Dak come up with a big play down the stretch? You know, are these injuries too much to overcome? And Mike McCarthy in that play calling, it really seemed like we were up 12 points trying to bleed the clock, not down 12 points. And it's like, oh, maybe he's just afraid to throw it. And then when we saw, he threw into three defenders and you cleverly quipped, how did they know which of the three were to intercept it? Yeah, that was kind of wrenching. That was an angry text to yours. I was just angrily texting. Like it was your fault that I was losing all my teases. Yeah, he just threw into three guys on one of the biggest plays of the game. Complete panic throw.
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A highlight from The "My Guy" Fantasy Football Draft With Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, and Danny Kelly. Plus, a Cleveland Sports Check-in With Garrett Bush.
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We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network, where you can find new rewatchables we put up on Monday night. Me, Chris Ryan, and my dad, we did The Equalizer, one of my dad's favorite movies ever. Stealth Boston movie, by the way, so you can check that out. You can also check out a new Spotify podcast that we announced on Tuesday, Strike Force 5. Oh, yeah, all the late night hosts, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert. They got together. They had been doing Zooms during the writer's strike, and then they decided, you know what, maybe this should just be a podcast, and we'll give all the money to our staff, and that's just what we're going to do. All of a sudden, it seemed like a great idea. I remember talking to Jimmy about it and thinking, this is a great idea. This will never actually happen. They'll never actually do this. Well, they did it, and you can follow it on Spotify, Strike Force 5. You can get it wherever you get your podcasts. Can't wait to listen to this. Super excited. Those five guys all on a Zoom together, just cracking jokes. I'm ready. So there you go. On this podcast, it's the second annual My Guy Fantasy Draft. Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly, Danny Heifetz from The Ringer Fantasy Show. We're going to come on, and we're going to talk about all of our guys that we like, dislike, that we're afraid of in the fantasy football season, and then went to Cleveland to find Garrett Bush, who is kind of a big guy there. I got to say, he's kind of a guy. He's going to tell us what to expect from the Browns, who are the most confusing 2023 team. A lot of that has to do with Deshaun Watson, which Deshaun Watson, are we going to get? How do we feel about Deshaun Watson in 2023, just in general? And where is Cleveland Sports going? What's happened to them this century? All the good, all the bad. And he's going to lay all of it out for us. So this is a really good podcast. Can't wait. First, our friends from Pro Chip. All right, it's the second annual My Guy Fantasy Draft. Our Ringer Fantasy Show guys are here. Danny Kelly, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, my rewatchables producer, always nice when he pops on the BS. So we did this last year. We didn't win any awards, but sometimes you don't need to win awards. Sometimes when something's great, when it works, you just kind of know it, and we're going to run it back. Heifetz, you want to explain what this gimmick is? Yeah, it's you text us a bunch of ridiculous categories and then we kind of build an entire show, right? No, it's fun, though. It's just like it's a draft, but it's not a draft. And then it's it's vibes. It's a vibes episode. Yeah, we can agree on this. The concept is like you go into a fantasy draft. We all have the same kind of guides, same kind of rankings, but it doesn't capture the love. It doesn't capture the irrational. I just believe in this guy. It doesn't capture Craig thinking that that Pickens is going to end up being Justin Jefferson this year. There's just some things he already is or fear PTSD from bad draft picks from the past. I actually listened to a lot of the pod we did last year, and it was pretty funny hearing some of the guys we were like completely enamored by that ended up being bust. And then there were some other ones that I was surprised by the accuracy of it. Danny Kelly, can you ever be right in a fantasy draft? Can you ever go perfect? One in a million. It's like picking stocks, you know, if you get one good one, then you're set. Last year, mine was Romandre. I listened to our show last year, too. Feel like I nailed that one. Didn't get some other ones right. So that's, you know, we don't have to re litigate those. But Romandre, I'm calling that one. The take I was proudest of last year was fearing Cooper Cup after the year that he had just not liking the scent of something. This is veteran experience. I've been doing fantasy, I think since like 1989, 1990, something like that. All right. So I'm going to rip through the categories here. And then we're going to go at them one at a time. This is not, it's a draft, but it's not a draft because if we all have the same guy for a category of two of us have it, it's fine. We're okay. Um, the categories are my one true love, the guy that we just liked the most, my crazy pills guy. Do you want to explain the crazy pills thing, Craig? Uh, I think it could go either way, right? It's either you feel like you're taking crazy pills because nobody else likes the guy you like, or it's the other way around where you feel like you're taking crazy pills because everybody likes this guy and you don't understand it at all. So there's a little variance on that one. You can go either way. There's the my I absolutely hate myself for doing this guy, which seems to happen over and over again in fantasy where you go in there, drive like, well, I'm not going to end up with Russell Wilson. Uh, that was the example I used last year. It could be the example you use again this year. I'm not even gonna spend a dollar for Russell Wilson. Then it gets to the 17th round. If you're in a booger eater draft or, you know, you have $5 left for five guys and it's like, ah, Russell Wilson, Sean Payton, and all of a sudden you have Russell Wilson and you have no idea how he ended up on your team. So that is the, my absolutely hate myself for doing this guy. Uh, there's the, I'm going to add this category. It's a little sub category. The I'm staying away from that whole team team. There's teams where you're just like, I'm out, I'm just blind out. I don't want one person from that team. I'll see, we'll see if we agree on that team. Then we have the, my shameless Homer pick guy. That's going to be really, I mean, Craig, you don't even have to go. Uh, although there could be their tickets like plus 500, but I think we know pick is going to be there. There's the, my, I wouldn't take him even if he was free guy. So you're putting them on your D and D do not draft list. I had McCaffrey as my guy for this last year, which looked brilliant for about six weeks. Then he got traded a machine of an offense. We have the, my, that 2022 booty call isn't happening again guy, which is a new category for this year. This is the, you stumbled into somebody in the free agent auction, maybe in November, you wrote them for a couple of weeks, some fond memories, but you know, as a one night stand or, you know, as a three week stand and you're not going back, then we have the, this is a classic one. The somebody's got to get points on that team guy. We just look at all the teams and like, well, I don't know. Everybody scores 300 someone's catching passes on that team. Someone's rushing for 970 yards. There is the, my sorry, I'm sorry. That's too rich for my blood guy where you look at the draft guide and you see some of the salaries next to the guys. Then you go wait at $47. So Najee Harris was my guy for this last year. And I was proud of that one. There's the, my $1 QB guy. You're not, he's not going to make it break a draft, but you're also kind of secretly stashing away in your head. And we all have our $1 QB. There is the, my I'd be afraid to look on Tuesday and see the red flag guy, which I've added this year. I didn't even tell you about this category. You take the guy and it's going great. Eloy Jimenez is the ultimate baseball example of this. It's going great. You're feeling awesome. And then you go on there on a Tuesday and there's the red flag with the yellow box that there's news. And you're just like, Oh no. Oh God, what happened? And there's certain guys who just, it happens every year. A cousin of that, the, my, I know there's a 99 % chance he's getting hurt again, but God damn, I can't resist this guy guy. Then we have the, my Cooper cup. It's a year after the year guy. So I named this category after Cooper cup. So who is it this year? They had their year last year. Don't do it again. Don't get sucked in five more. The my, I just want everyone on that offense. I don't care guy. The my it's a year too early, but fuck it guy. The my missionary position. We've all had him guy. The my, I fell for the preseason hype guy. And then finally the, my I'd never root for an injury, but he is one injury away. That guy. All right. So we're going to start with my one true love. We're going to go and we're going to go on one, two, three, four on the zoom. And then for the second round, then the second guy will go, Danny Kelly, you're up. All right. My one true love. Who is it? I got to go with Tony Pollard for the Cowboys. I'm irrationally in love with this guy. I've been saying it. I think there's nothing you can say. It convinced me that he's not the best player in the NFL. Like, like just pound for pound, the best player in the NFL. Um, you know, last year he finished as the RV seven this year. He's going to be playing, I think more snaps, getting way more opportunities. If he can get up to like the same level of opportunities as Ekeler and CMC, you know, cause he's in that style of runner. I think this guy could finish as a top three running back in the NFL. And so I am, I'm just like full as a gentleman said, full bloom in love with Tony Pollard. I just can't, I can't help it. So in the ringer fantasy guide, he's 13th right now and he's gone for $42 in auction. So you think that's low? Yeah, I would, I would, I actually had Pollard too. Wow. We all have Pollard. Wait, did you too, Krik? I'm scared now. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, that's, well, that's, that's, this is a sign that, yeah, this is a terrible sign, but I just, I mean, just to pile on to DK stats here, Zeke had 12 touchdowns last year and Nick and Tony Pollard was a top 10 running back. Like what else do you need to hear? Like every time Tony Pollard was on the field, he was the best running back in the league. And now Zeke's gone. Like I rest my case. This is the pregame show where they all pick the same team to win a football and then that team loses. So you should probably stay away from Tony Pollard. Wait. So all three of you had Tony Pollard for this? Yeah, I can give you some. We did not discuss this before coming on. I didn't expect that. Oh, my God. Talk about groups and Jesus. You know, it's, you know, what sucks about this is that means when I have my big auction draft in a week and all my friends are going to be listening to this. And when Tony Pollard comes up, I'm not going to get them because they're all going to bid them up for $57 if I want to get them. Well, Bill's like, oh my God. Well, here's the argument. Rich Rebar, who works for Warren Sharpe, he's at Sharpe Football Analysis and he is a really good comp, which is basically Melvin Gordon was playing ahead of Austin Eckler for years. And everyone's begging for Austin Eckler to get the job. And then Austin Eckler finally got the job and the charges got rid of Melvin Gordon. And then Austin Eckler still wasn't really a first round pick. And we talked ourselves out of it. We hemmed it on. This is Tony Pollard again. It's like Zeke is finally after five years out of Dallas. And we're like, yeah, any point you get Tony Pollard, that's actually crazy. Like, honestly, you could get him for forty five bucks. Austin Eckler is going to go for 60. Tony Pollard would probably just be better than Austin Eckler this year. I kind of genuinely mean this. Tony Pollard should maybe be the first pick in fantasy football. Right? You can convince me. Kind of genuinely. Well, he does have a great offensive line. There are going to be a couple of games against bad teams where he, you know, you have him on Thanksgiving or something and he puts up the four touchdown hundred and eighty yard game. I can see it. So I guess I'm up then because you guys all agreed. You can have anybody you want. My one true love this year, Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles, who I also like for MVP. So. Last year, he missed two games and they also blew out what what was a D .K. like seven, eight team, seven, eight games where they just like in the fourth quarter, they didn't even really have to play offense. They're just kind of running out of the string. Yeah, I don't think their defense is going to be as good this year. Sheila Kapadia on the on the NFL show has been talking about this. I think it's to be better than he thinks, but it won't be as good on it. And their schedule is tougher. But, you know, is it possible that he's like a four thousand one thousand guy with some sort of combination of 40 to D like everyone agrees they have the best offensive line in the league. Everyone agrees the one to A .J. Brown, Devonta Smith punch is way up there. And I'm saying like Schrager on TV this week was saying Devonta Smith, this is the year he jumps up to the chase class. So we have that with Dallas Goddard, who everybody thinks is the best all around tight end in the league, the guy who actually blocks and plays three downs, running backs, whatever. Put anyone behind there and they'll gain 80 yards. And then he's going to get a lot of the goal line carries. I think he's my top QB this year. I think I would take him before everybody else. So I don't even think it's that controversial. What do you think of that one? He is, I think you're right. I think the key point you have there is that he barely played in the fourth quarter last year. That's the key thing. He was already in a per game basis. He was the best quarterback in fantasy last year and he barely played the fourth quarter. Yeah. So you could argue he hasn't even reached the ceiling yet. He's our number one guy on the guide right now, I believe. Shameless plug for fantasyfootball .300 .com. He's our 21st player. We have like all our rankings there. And yeah, he has the highest floor and the highest ceiling. My favorite stat about Jalen Hurts, other than 18 rushing touchdowns in 18 games last year, Jalen Hurts had more games over 30 points than under 20. That's everything you want in a quarterback. Well, so he's number one in our guide, but I still feel like in a draft, Mahomes is going over him because of the Mahomes. It's just the most fun to have Mahomes. The R. And I actually think that's a little nuts this year. DK, Hurts is I think either 12 to 1 or 11 to 1 on FanDuel for MVP. And I think those odds are the most out of whack of all the MVP odds, because that's, if you're going to say the MVP is going to come from an awesome team, they're probably one of the five teams that has a chance to go 13 and 4, 14 and 3, something like that. He, they have the most talent on offense, I think, of any team that's going to be in the MVP conversation and we've seen him get better every year. So why is he 11 to 1, 12 to 1? Shouldn't he be like 6 to 1, 7 to 1? Shouldn't it be where Josh Allen is? I don't, is it just because of the previous like impressions that he was a, what was he a third round pick or second round pick and maybe hold on to that for too long? Or maybe it's just because he's surrounded by such a good team. I don't know. But yeah, like you said, he's improved pretty much every season he's been playing, even going back to college. You know, from everything that we've heard, he is maniacal about like working and leadership and just all the things, all the intangibles. And then, of course, you know, if he takes a jump as a passer this year, you know, that's going to be huge for him because he's already like one of the best running quarterbacks. He's double digit rushing touchdowns in the last two years. You know, everything about him screams just, you know, like the face of the franchise season. He's everything they want. And so I could see it like from a narrative point of view, for sure. It reminds me of what you used to have with Russell Wilson when he was alive.
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"Coming up, football, football, football, what's next? It's the Bill Simmons podcast presented by FanDuel. The NFL season is right around the corner. There's no better place to get on the action than FanDuel, America's number one sports book. There are a ton of NFL future markets available from player props to team markets, and FanDuel has tons of offers, boosts, and more all month for the MLB, golf, tennis, UFC, and NFL. Plus, when you win, you'll get paid fast. Jump into the action anytime during the game with live betting and tryout. MLB Live SGP's combine multiple bets from the same game to same game parlay and same game parlay. Plus, really fun for the playoffs, too, by the way. Download the FanDuel app today to start making every moment more. The Ringer is committed to responsible gambling. Please visit TheRinger .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and help lines available and listen to the end of this episode for additional details. You must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit TheRinger .com slash RG. This episode is brought to you by our friends at State Farm. There's no playbook when it comes to life or any of the other stressful tasks that adulthood throws your way. So many of us lay awake at night going through a list of what ifs. What if something happens to our home? What if I get into an accident? If life gives you a bad bounce, State Farm has a play for every what if. You can reach them 24 -7. You can file a claim on the State Farm mobile app or you can simply call your agent with questions about your home or auto coverage. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Call or go to State Farm dot com for a quote today.
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"Coming up, Charles Barkley and Jewish stuff. What a podcast. It's next. This episode is brought to you by our friends at State Farm. There's no playbook when it comes to life or any of the other stressful tasks that adulthood throws your way. So many of us lay awake at night going through a list of what ifs. What if something happens to our home? What if I get into an accident? If life gives you a bad bounce, State Farm has a play for every what if. You can reach them 24 -7. You can file a claim on the State Farm mobile app or you can simply call your agent with questions about your home or auto coverage. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Call or go to statefarm .com for a quote today. This episode is brought to you by our friends at Michelob Ultra. It's only worth it if you enjoy it. That's the philosophy behind Michelob Ultra. You think of some of the great players in the NBA. It's not just that they're great during the games. It's the grind. It's day after day after day after one of the best three -point shooters in the league. You've got to keep cracking those three -pointers every day. Shoot a thousand. Shoot two thousand. Same thing for the ball -handling skills, well, for most players.
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Hawks playoff win pushes Janet Jackson concert back 1 day
"The Atlanta Hawks are still alive in the playoffs and that will force fans planning to attend Janet Jackson's concert in the city this week to wait a day to see the music star. The hawks rallied to beat the Celtics one 19 one 17 in game 5 of their playoff matchup on Tuesday night, sending the series back to Atlanta for game 6. It means that State Farm arena is double booked for Thursday night, live nation says the casualty will be Jackson's concert, which will be postponed until Friday. I'm geffen cool
More Than 50 Million Americans Are Projected to Bet on the Super Bowl
"50 million American adults plan to bet on the Super Bowl, wagering $16 billion in all says the gambling industry. That's more than double the amount from last year, as the legal sports betting market continues to grow. So who are they betting on? The American gaming association survey finds they are evenly split, 44% like the eagles and 44% like the chiefs. The eagles have been favorites on FanDuel. Kick-off time is 6 30 p.m. eastern at State Farm stadium in Glendale, Arizona. I'm Rita foley
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Arizona's State Farm Stadium vaccination site will transition to overnight hours as temperatures rise
"Vaccines. 24 hours a day. Katie Ares Peter same or joins us Live with the story. Jackie, the Heat will be on so starting April, 4th State Farm Stadium will offer coronavirus shots from five p.m. to nine a.m. on Lee Health Services director camera, Crist says the vaccines, which requires sub zero storage temperatures will be fine, but Our technology as it gets over 90 and 100 degrees will not work as well or at all, and we want to make sure that we are keeping our patients and our volunteers and staff out there say Phoenix Municipal stadiums. Pod will eventually move. Chandler Gilbert Community Colleges site is already moving to Dex Common Mesa next month. Dr Crist insists the state can still rapidly vaccinate Arizonans. As long as more doses arrived. Reporting live Peter same or Katie. Our news. Canal County just southeast
At Least 7 Shootings In Weekend Of Violence In Atlanta
"Thousands converged on the city for Sunday's MBA All Star game, even though no fans are allowed its state farm arena is no. That all Star weekend was primarily planned to be a television event. Homely Atlanta police issuing that message today on Twitter is they investigate at least seven shootings since 11 o'clock last night. Brookhaven, which welcome fans by extending bar hours this weekend, saw its share of violence early this morning. Two with three victims shot there. Police say the three men reportedly in town for MBA All Star weekend They were shot outside a nightclub in Brookhaven. The gunshots just before 4 a.m. outside the Josephine Lounge at the Northeast Plaza Shopping Center. Establishment advertising a big party on its Twitter page called All Star Weekend takeover. WSB. He's Robin Wolinsky reporting right now. 51
"state farm" Discussed on 600 WREC
"I'm Roger Stern. The Senate is moving ahead with the second impeachment trial of former President Trump. They settled a dispute over calling witnesses. House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin read a statement from Republican congresswoman Jamie Herrera Butler, describing a conversation between the then president and House minority leader Kevin McCarthy during the capital takeover, the president said. Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are and impeachment verdict is expected today. Republican Senator Rick Scott has taken issue with a plan supposedly under consideration by President Biden. The band Florida travel because of a new covert variant. This is just an attack on Florida business isn't an attack on 40 families. It makes no economic sense. The senator on Fox and Friends America is listening to box me. To celebrate state farm. Surprisingly great rates we gave this song, surprisingly great lyrics. State farm brasses meant disbar you. Espada said. Now passes grasses that surprise you. Just go ahead. Now. Keep that money in your bodies out some bad now savor, maybe one day by a rocket. Just get it cool now, like a good neighbor, State farm is there were living in a time like no other all doctors to the E R..
"state farm" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Stop for North College Hill Police. Dropped friar allegedly pointed the gun of police and cold rain. Township Officer Zack Elston opened fire, injuring the suspect deter, says Officer Elston is to be commended for his bravery and quick action, protecting his own life and the lives of his brother officers and he will not be charged. The battle against covert 19 is going better. I am of the county Commissioner Denise Treehouse says the numbers keep dropping. When it comes to positive cases and hospitalizations. The battle against covert 19 is going better. Numbers continue to decline. When it comes to positive cases and hospitalizations, bolstered by increased vaccinations. And the cold weather, I think is keeping people inside and keeping people from gathering. However, the number of people who have died leap to 27 in Hamilton County from just five the previous week. Commissioner Drea House. Thanks the holidays. Maybe the reason Indiana now has 12,000 deaths from covert 19, Indiana also reporting about 1400 new cases in the past day, Ohio reporting about 3300 new cases With 63 new deaths, Kentucky's newest number's coming out Later this afternoon, Wall Street the Dow up 1 31 NASDAQ Up minus 13 right now. And the S and P 500 up threes news Radio 700 wlw sport. Here's the Reds up. They get the latest on baseball into Red's Tonight Hot Stove league starting tonight at 605 right here on 700 wlw. One of the special guest will be Reds general manager Nick Kroll, Reds pitchers and catchers report one week from today to spring training camp and Goodyear. Arizona College Basketball. Thomas More's women's team is ranked number one in the nation and the latest and AI a pole. Thomas Moore 21 1 on the season. Also Cincinnati Bearcat senior forward Mari Thomas. Semi finalist for the mid major Player of the Year Award. Bill Dennison, 700 WLW Sport 3 36. Next news Coming up at four Matt Reese News radio 700 wlw. Inspired by state farm. Surprisingly great rates. It's so cheap Got agreement. Hello, staking event your average Joe. Like a good neighbor State farm. Is there the your friend asks for one of your fries? Just one? I promise. So you say, sure have a fried They take at least seven price. Thank you because it's never really just one fry. Is it, Neil? There's a meal for every moment on the McDonald's $123 menu. Get all your favorite items like the MC double.
Unmasking a Killer, Pam Hupp
"On tuesday december twenty seventh two thousand and eleven russ area called nine one one to report that he had just discovered his wife forty two year. Old betsy farah had killed herself as you just heard. He was in hysterics crying. Unable to breathe he called nine one one expecting police. Ems to come to his aid. What he wasn't expecting was that no one who arrived on scene. That night would believe that. Betsy had committed suicide. They believe that her fifty five stab wounds told a different story and this belief this version of events would lead to more than ten years of absolute hell for rough area. This is quite possibly the craziest case we have ever heard of and apparently agrees because renee zellweger just got cast as the lead in an upcoming film based on this case when we think of evil or manipulative women. A few immediately come to mind. We have jodi arias casey anthony. Eileen worn ose and more recently. Laurie valo by the end of this episode. You'll have another name to add to this list pamela. up pamela. Newman was born on october tenth. Nineteen fifty-eight indulge in missouri in a devout catholic home. Her mom was a schoolteacher working at a local school and her father was a longtime employee for union electric happily backed by the union by all accounts it was an idyllic childhood. Pam was known as being kind vivacious and extremely playful beautiful with long flowing blond hair and an infectious laugh. It was very hard not to like her for high school. She attended riverview gardens in saint louis. She was popular and a member of the cheerleading squad. If you ask any of her former classmates what they remember about pam they almost all say one of three things. She wasn't that great at school but she loved to party and she was one hundred cent boy crazy. Her popularity allowed her to frequently date. She began to go steady with an attractive softspoken boy. Who was a star athlete exceptional student and member of the national honor society. A couple of weeks after going to their senior prom together a pregnancy test confirmed pam spheres most likely due to her stringent catholic upbringing. She knew what had to happen. They had to get married resenting the fact that her friends were enjoying college life pam said at home in a dingy dark apartment with her daughter while her husband were too long hours to provide for their small family. The resentment grew to be far too much in the marriage dissolved. After only six years soon after the divorce pam met markup he was attractive also softspoken and played minor league baseball for the texas rangers. The two became almost immediately enamored with one another and married rather quickly. Mark ended up not being drafted by the major league so he became a carpenter. The pair soon welcomed a baby boy and moved to florida in nineteen eighty nine not finding a great deal of happiness or success in the sunshine state. They moved back to missouri buying a home in the city of o'fallon with marks carpentry skills and plump savings account. The two began to flip homes in the area meaning steady income and a regular paycheck. Pam went to work at a local state farm insurance office. Betsy faira was the very first person who greeted her
More sports stadiums to be used for COVID-19 vaccinations
"Team is fixing the slow pace of vaccinations we committed to do, uh, 100 million vaccinations in the 1st 100 days, and we're exceeding that the president and Vice President Harris taking a virtual tour of Arizona State Farm Stadium, or federal workers, including National Guardsmen and FEMA, are helping more citizens get vaccinated Now. Andy Field,
"state farm" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Site in Arizona State Farm Stadium is being used as a 24 7 location, providing shots of the Fizer vaccine. The tour took the White House through the process from check in to drive. Thru, in which health services director Dr Cara Crist said the operation can manage between 8000 and 9000 vaccines per day that currently is both 1st and 2nd dose is president Biden says. For sites like this more vaccine is being produced and if we need more back vaccinators We'll send them. We'll find him for you. The NFL is offering all of its other stadiums as vaccination stops is well. GURNAL. Scott Fox News Transportation Secretary Pete Buddha judge will quarantine for 14 days after a member of his security detail tested positive Monday for the coronavirus. The agent had been in close contact with Buddha judge, including Monday morning prior to the agents positive result. Buddha judge had a negative test on Monday. Congressional Democrats continue We work on passenger President Biden's nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. The president remains fully committed to raising the federal minimum wage, but cautioned the most likely path at this point is through reconciliation process. There is a Parliamentarian who will make decisions about what can end up in a final package. Democrats have laid the groundwork for pushing the proposal through Congress without Republican support boxes. Rachel Sutherland in Washington. Ah water plants serving about 15,000 people in Pinellas County, Florida was the apparent target of a computer hacker who investigators say access the treatment facilities computer system. And increased the levels of sodium hydroxide to dangerous levels and operator of the plant, noticed the change and reduce the amount of the chemical. I'm rich Dennison and this is Fox News..
Biden, Harris Get Virtual Tour of Arizona Vaccination Site
"Vice President Harris are getting a virtual tour of a Corona virus Vaccination center at a stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The virtual tours being conducted by Dr Keira Crist, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. State Farm Stadium is the 1st 24 7 vaccination site in Arizona. We are averaging between 8000 and 9000 vaccines per day. State Farm Stadium is home to the Arizona Cardinals. The NFL team the new administration is trying to aggressively ramp up vaccinations across the U. S. The NFL is offering the federal government use of the league stadiums for coronavirus vaccinations during the off season.
"state farm" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Erectile dysfunction or low testosterone symptoms. Without the help of someone. Male medical go to summon male medical dot com Deter Nan Katie Aaron is mostly sunny skies today with a high of 76 Tonight Clear the low 49 right now in Phoenix. Sunny skies 47 degrees Whether is brought to you. By Howard Air. I'm Jeff Mon on Arizona's news station K T A R news. Mike Broom head show Katie a. Our news 92 3 FM. Hey, thanks again for being here. Appreciate it is the mic Broom Head show happy Monday. We're going to talk more about this story about the challenge coins and we were just talking about this. If you're just joining us in the city of Phoenix, we're gonna do it at 9 30, Former DPS director, Former Mesa police chief Frank most Ed will join us. From a leadership position dealing with the situation that a new story creates this buzz. And what do you do or not do about it? You've got people in the city south of Cco, very upset that all of this is being made such a big deal that the chief is kind of caving into this pressure of the media. At the same time. There is a very, very precarious relationship between policing in the community and his thing. Like a story like this can do some damage and trying to get some, you know, doing some damage control here. If there is any to be done, so we'll talk more about that. If you're interested in the story at 9 30 this morning, um the president, the United States. Joe Biden and Vice President Camilla Harris will be touring the state Farm Stadium vaccination site today. Virtually I don't know how that is a big news story, but it is so the president and vice president are going to do a state farm stadium zoom call. Which I'm glad they are. I would think that everybody in the country would look at this and say we should be doing this everywhere. They did get it right When it was time to be critical of Arizona, I was critical like everyone else. What? I was critical of the things that I thought We're short comings or where they were falling short of what the standard most of it had to do with communication. But when you get something right, they deserve to get justice. Much credit. And in this case, State Farm Stadium has turned into a very, very good thing. For what we know. Phoenix Municipal Stadium will is well what they're doing it the pod sites for the county. It seems like they're starting to get things switched around. The short comings air happening with the website. Mesa resident Don revel or reveal Is 85 years old has is a condition that causes frequent breathing issues. His partner who was 84 has diabetes. If either where to catch covert 19. They fear they wouldn't make it. Their elder will receive vaccines. They don't have the Internet. So he hides it home and waits. For the state to come up with something else or death, whichever comes first. Now in one B and this is this is such an extreme case. Understanding that there are people and I'm not. This is going to sound like an ageist statement. I'm starting to fit into the older demographic as we speak. And I understand there are generational differences. Um, I know this is a silly analogy. But when they did that halftime show yesterday, um on for the Super Bowl, Yes, Yes. Yes, it did look like they Were wearing those on their face. Yes, that's what it looked like to me, too. Um, but I only knew one song that guy had ever done. I heard him do last night one. And the other part of the story was. There is a backstory to why it looked like those dancers wearing bandages on their face, which I had no clue about until Steve, who always reminds me that he's at least one generation younger than May. Knew this Do the back story. So there is a generational Gap in a lot of things, right? I could see how a lot of people would not know the weekend. Well, very well. The whats and I know this is going to sound like a stupid joke. Be care. They all were wearing bandages on their face. But that song I can't feel my face. I know that song. It reminds me of Vegas because when you go to Vegas, you here in every club you go in. Yeah, and he references Vegas a lot. Yes, songs. Yeah. So that's the only song that he did that I knew I ever even heard before. You didn't You didn't recognize blinding lights. The one he ended on? Nope. Blinded by the lights? Nope. Okay? Now I was in all the commercials, but I don't know. I don't know why I didn't associated with him and I don't know the song. My point is, we understand that there are generational gaps in things. And it's supposed to be that way. If you're 53 like I am, and you're trying to fit in with the 20 something people with your haircut in the clothes you're wearing. Stop it. I mean, you're making up your You're embarrassing yourself. I'm just trying to help. But In this case, we understand that the most critical group of people to get vaccinated after those frontline health care workers were the first responders in clan teachers. And The people in the over 65/75 age group because they are the most susceptible to getting serious illness or dying from covert 19. The Internet was an issue. The website was very clumsy and cumbersome at the very beginning, But this is a unique case where they don't even have the Internet. So the only way they can have this is through a hot line. I don't know what could have or should have been done to notify them how they could get the vaccine. We were talking now, about what I think is a great idea off getting mobile units in the city of Phoenix and other places to go into communities where travel is an issue. Kind of taking the vaccine to them. This seems like a situation where that might work because a lot of people in this age demographic with serious illnesses like this man has Would be in a long term care facility or be somewhere where they were bringing the vaccine to them. But there's no doubt that there have been issues not so much with the delivery of the vaccine, but getting appointments and using the website and it seems like they're working on curing that problem. And I'm hoping that we're all hoping that that happened sooner rather than later because we all understand how important it is getting this demographic vaccinated. In a moment, we're going to be joined by, Of course, Cato's in the big Q poll question of the day and then just after nine o'clock I agree with Chicago Teachers union on something and the vice president is coming around on opening schools. It's a huge story. I'm gonna talk about it in just a moment, You know, trades and wealth has been here in the Valley. 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"state farm" Discussed on KTRH
"Dot gov slash Rx Awareness lyrics inspired by state farm Surprisingly great rates, but my race like that great like that drive safe like that I saved like that straight up fax great grace like a good neighbor State farm is there Thanks for joining us on car pro Yusa, Kevin McCarthy riding shotgun for Jerry Reynolds. And you, we thank you for joining us. We're here. Same time, same station every week. We hope you'll be back next weekend, and we got a podcast at a bunch of new places that you can download it from. You could find that at our website or if you've got your free weekly newsletter. It's that information is all there. And we'd love to join us if you don't hear a market. Right? Los Angeles. The doesn't get all three hours of the show. Then you can pick up that extra hour on the podcast and never miss a beat. Let's go to Susan in Malibu, California, Susan welcome. Hi. Thank you for taking my call. Pleasure. What could happy with Well, first I have to tell you I've been listening to you for two or three years and I mean, hands down. You're just such a blessing for us women out there that don't trust dealerships or know what to do. You know, I'm a lot truly is about its high compliment is you can pay me And I mean that because I love helping the ladies. You know, guys he's got Guys think they know everything. I mean, especially when it comes to cars, and they don't appreciate inaction. Lump everybody together, but a lot of don't appreciate, you know, help, and they're scared Asked for the ladies and you guys were so great. You just you listen and you pay attention and you learn, and that's what the show is all about. Well, it's beyond even the compliment. I'm giving you I've learned so much. I I tell my mom and my friends, You know information that they're shocked that I didn't know I was referring your website. Thank you. You're welcome. Anyhow, I wanted to say I'm having 2015 previous plug in hybrid, my quote. My question is this It has 180,000 miles on it. I bought it used. It was a year old. Dry had 76,000 miles when I bought it. On guy drive for a living. I'm a pet sitter dog Walker. So I'm in the car and out of the car all day long. I'm debating on. Do I sell it? Street cell versus trade in or do I not do anything at all based on the mileage? Because I was thinking about getting a new Prius that might be a better Deal from the long term with the mileage the gas mileage in the battery on and you're really onto something that I'm worried about that. I'm sorry. The last one The sideline question is in relation to its battery. I don't use it as I don't plug it in hardly ever to live in a condo community, so I don't have a place to plug in. I don't know if the bad that makes a difference in keeping the battery like longer or not. But I am concerned, and people keep warning me about the battery. It does seem the plug. And if you're plugging it in a lot of does seem short in the battery life. On the Prius. But you're not doing it that much. Here's the problem. You're coming up on the typical time when the batteries fail, and the battery a battery pack is gonna cost you unless you go with a used one. A better person cost around four grand, which I would not put into a car with 100 80,000 Miles because there's other things that can go wrong, too. They're typically 1 75 to 200 is the range of battery life on a Prius, which is better than anything. I was out there. But, you know, the problem you've got here is if you let that battery pack go bad. Then you've got a card before zero instead of trading it while it's still has some value to six year old Prius, even though the miles or high, it's got some value here is to step two. Is before gas prices go up. When gas prices are low, like they are now even other rising but still low enough. Priuses are a bargain. The incentives are high on him. You can get a deal on one If you wait until guess gets to $4 a gallon. You can't find one and you're not going to get a deal on one. So you gotta be timing with a Prius is very important. So I would suggest we've only got a few seconds here. Go to one of my dealers at my website, Go through my process and start looking now at a new Prius. Susan, you've been a joy. Thank you. It helps when you know an inside man and when it comes to cars, that's Jerry Reynolds, the car pro called Khar Pro Yusa at.
"state farm" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Seeking approval to become the third covert vaccine on the market. Petco Park superstation celebrating as it passes the 100,000 vaccine milestone. We've got your traffic and your weather coming up, Coco News time is 7 16. Lyrics inspired by state farm. Surprisingly great rates, but my race like that great like that drive safe like that I saved like that straight up, fax. Great race like a good neighbor State farm is there Looking back at the world of sports. It's the I Heart radio weekend Sports Time capsule. What's happening? Fellow sports fans. It's Andy West, and I'm here to take you on a journey back to this week in sports history, we'll start off this week. Back in 1949 Joe DiMaggio becomes the 1st $100,000, a year baseball player. For the New York Yankees. This'll weekend 1958 the Brooklyn Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers incorporated this week in 1967 Muhammed Ali pummels Ernie Terrell for 15 rounds to retain his world heavyweight boxing crown. He regains Turell, WB, a belt as well. This'll week in 1970, the MBA expands to 18 teams. Adding in Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston and Portland. This'll week in 1976, the Toronto Maple Leafs Darryl Sittler made NHL history. He scored 10 points in a game against the Boston Bruins. Several NHL players have reached eight points in a single game, but none have been able to equalize or pass his record this week in 1994 in an unlikely development, Michael Jordan signs of professional baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox. Jordan never made it to the majors and played with the Double a affiliate, Birmingham Barons on this weekend 2010 at Super Bowl 44 in Miami, New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts 31 17 their first Super Bowl in franchise history..
"state farm" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Aaron now joins us live with the details from Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Several lanes created by barricades in tents are set up in the parking lot here, almost identical to what has been seen at state Farm Stadium. Except you can't look anywhere without seeing something s you related, State Health Department director Dr Kerr Crist spoke moments before administering round two of vaccines for first responders and teachers. The vaccinating site that we are opening today has the same capacity of state farm Stadium operation. But for now, it's capacity is limited to around 500 doses per day because of the limited vaccine supply. I spoke with one of the 500 that will be vaccinated today at the site. 77 year old Alexandria know Brodsky not only meets the priority group for her age, but she's also in a S you, professor I asked her how she's feeling after her second shot. Any reaction you get, you know From what I hear from other people, you know, ask me around cocktail time this evening Located just off the loop to two at Van Buren. This site will operate 7 A.m. to 5 P.m. and has the capacity to distribute 12,000 shots per day when supply increases live in Phoenix. I'm Allie Ventnor key to our news, and we'll have the latest on supplies increasing when that will happen coming up in just a moment. But right now, let's get the latest on traffic live from the Valley Chevy Dealers Traffic Center. Here's what Hurry, Luis. Well, right now we've got some trouble in May Such the 60 westbound it near power Road traffic down to just two lanes getting through here. The to right center lanes are open crashes. Just past the power exit. So be prepared for a slow down in this area. Now off your freeways, 19th Avenue south of Bell. You've got a collision there another at 43rd Avenue, A greenway. In Thunderbird and I 17 That's a crash to this report, Sponsored by indeed dot com Indeed, instant match searches through millions of resumes in the indeed database to deliver candidates who fits your job description instantly. Warren indeed dot com slash credit Larry Lewis kids to Our News Mostly cloudy skies today with a high of 76 Tonight partly cloudy the low 56.
Hawks to allow ticketed fans to games starting Jan. 26
"The dark. The Hawks will start allowing a limited number of fans in the game's at state farm arena. During this pandemic about 1300 fans will be allowed in the building. Starting with tomorrow's game against the Clippers. There are several safety measures in place, including social distancing in all areas and masks will be required entrance into the arena will be contact list as well as food and beverage purchases. Now on Lee season ticket holders will be able to attend games, The number of fans will increase his covert conditions improved and more people
"state farm" Discussed on 600 WREC
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"state farm" Discussed on WDRC
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"state farm" Discussed on Supporting Leaders
"Once you start thinking about culture the culture you want to build little things like wordsmith support words matter and you choose to say words little things like working in an office if you're in leadership education if i'm in leadership and sales there's a time i have to close my door. I think the world of state farm where a great organization. Sometimes we make mistakes. Or at least i think we do. I think sometimes we get some things wrong and it requires me to take a very strong position on certain things. I don't want the rest of my organization here me or get on a telephone call. It'd be strong worded in strong-minded with people that i think maybe have done. Some things need to be corrected. That's intentional and it's about culture. I watch other people who will leave that door wide open while they listened to them get loud use words that are inappropriate and pretty soon. You've got a culture of people you know. People are by their nature. They like to grab onto that kind of stuff. It's provocative you know to see the employer take a swaying at someone involve them or some a strong partner it. It's kind of a an invitation to saying. Well there it is. I knew this wasn't as good as i thought it was going to be. It's our nature. We tended look towards the negative as people. It's hard for us to stay in. That is been swing on but as leaders if we wanted to culture We are conscious of that. And and i think we were careful about how we speak. I think we're careful about how we using It's everything from how you know how you present yourself at work. There's a way you come in dressed away you come in ready. I always get to work before my other people get to work. I try to stay there most days before when they leave. So i'm there i'm there late. That's leadership as a culture and it is intentional and you have to think about those of things and There's a relation that i've witnessed here lately and it has to do around civil things.
"state farm" Discussed on Supporting Leaders
"It's when you can get all in when you feel like it's a heartfelt kind of thing for me. I've never had to think too much about leadership decisions when they've been heartfelt decisions it just seems like it comes pretty natural. It just seems like it's the right thing. And and what i think i know. Is that when you're making heartfelt decisions even if you're making wrong decisions in a heartfelt sort of way. They often work. Because i think in the heartfelt trying to drive this business or organizational things you know what the end game is you you know where you wanna go the in goal this clear to you and when you lack heart in it you really don't know what the end goal is to thanks. I think back on some things that were heartfelt for me and you know i think specifically of of a situation i was involved in where there wasn't much earned and as i think about that particular situation. I'm not sure. I had a clear idea about where i wanted to go with. You know what what was the win. It wasn't passionate about it. You know tactically you know there was an objective. We're supposed to that objective. Wasn't even sure why we're supposed to that objective you know within my business We have sales objectives and And i can watch within my organizations some people who sometimes will struggle certain kinds of sales objectives and and what And they're good people. They're hard working. They're trying very very very hard. But what what you know is that there probably is a bit of heart That's that's prohibiting them. From getting where they want to go do it doesn't make sense what i'm asking do and You know they're they're going through the motions. We set up systems and processes and and setup projectors and they're trying to reach objectors. The objectives are always very hard to reach objectives. Get much easier to reach win. When you feel good about the goal so an education i think about what you do educationally in ought.
"state farm" Discussed on Supporting Leaders
"I'm not sure i'm going to answer that question. White spot on. But i i think. I i see where you're going in the growth thiessen. Here's what my witnessing of effective leadership at what. I'm witnessing lisa about really effective leadership is it's an. It's an odd combination of ego on leaders have to be responsible. The buck has to stop at their house I think that in really successful operations successful leadership takes complete a responsibility for everything that goes wrong and gives the winds to the people who are working for them and you have to have that kind of humility Worked very hard in the growth of the people who work for me to have them take ownership. I want them to feel like they are owning and things that they're doing. I'm interested if they are owning About how they see. How did they make things better. If they're doing things. I'm very open. And i encourage them to bring me ideas on systems processes. How they're doing things. I want them to have a lot of pride in what they're doing. I want them to feel like they're winning all the time and one of the things that's been very important and i think it's more important today than than really ever. I've never really wanted to position people within my organization to feel like Anything they're doing difficult to doing it alone I want them to feel like there's partnership in that whether it be ship with the people that are working with or it's my partnership when it comes to the hard things and business and there's a lot of hard things in all organization and yet when there is the success within the things are doing. I want them to feel like they've been vitally responsible for that for that success I've never wanted him to feel like they were vitally responsible for failure now if they can promote within an organization and they can understand how i lead and they get themselves into leadership role. I hope they see is that. That's part of the gig. Is that you know. Effective leadership will be They are now putting themselves in a position of saying to the new people who are coming in empowering That they want to see them own success and they'd like to keep them a little distance from a little bit of the failure. Now we all know as leaders that sometimes people continue to fail They've got to own their failures. And you help coach them etc but You know i'm in the sales business and in the sales business. It's really important that i have people who feel very confident about what they do. In have high self esteem. I you know. Not yet sexist. But i have seven employs six more women. I think being a woman is a very difficult thing in the workplace today. I think it has been for a long time. I think there's a issues coming to work about Should they be a good mother Should the wife should they be a good worker. What are they owning and I it's really important for me. That i build Self esteem and confidence is just as high as i can possibly get in. That means i'm going to take a little bit of the failure off their plate and give them the winds. I i think that's i think that's effective leadership and and it's worked well for me so Yeah it's it's about developing people. I think to be a really good leader. That kind of weird balance of humility and And yet confidence of ending proud of what you do. I think you'll find that strike really good balance there somewhere. Yeah well it's fascinating to talk to you..
"state farm" Discussed on Supporting Leaders
"Within every round. You're going to air. You're going to slip. You're going to have something. Go wrong out quickly. Can you find your swing and that has been in thirty eight years. One of the biggest lessons is out quickly. We can recover quickly. We implement and recover for me. That's been one of the big leadership changes now. I have to tell you that the timeliness of what you're doing that thailand couldn't be better because leadership right now with what we've got going on lisa between endemic And civil unrest I think we as leaders whether we're an education whether we own small businesses were being watched. What has changed immensely in my thirty years when i change. I think about thirty eight years ago. When i was interviewing employees we could get into some banter around your personal life. I could ask you questions. About how old you are whether you were married. And those are off limits today and and and should be I don't have a problem with that. Being off limit at all so the public has kind of said to us as leaders is owners as educators there are certain boundaries that we can't cross when it comes to asking personal questions and yet what has happened to us as we get out your in today's day and age it really is about the personal relationships that we have with these people that we are working with whether it be in organizations or businesses Things like russian plan. Dummies it is. It's viewed very differently from employed to employ. We have to be sensitive to all of that. So it's made leadership. I think all the more important To be an effective leader day you have to be sensitive to some people see pandemics one way. Some people see another way. There's not a right way a wrong. When it comes to civil issues there are all kinds of issues and things. But i think it's really been interesting in my thirty eight years to witness how we have moved from an interview process where i have to stay clear of personal kinds of ideas and questions and yet today. I am very sensitive personal issues. So it's really jackson position right. It's it's it's an odd kind of thing and but It's requiring very best of leadership today and i think that for leaders today to be sensitive to their employees. It's it's it's more important than ever. I think that we're being looked at I think people who are who are seeing our leadership are interested in how we are going to be sensitive to their needs whether it be needs are whether it be needs about how they feel about things so obeyed big change in that big changes just real recent And i think we're gonna continue to see more and more of that kind of chain. Yeah listening to you. I just i hear about like your your growth as a leader over those thirty eight years and specifically how that transition from growing your own self to grow in your people and that as you ended their on talking about building those personal relationships and being sensitive to the needs that people have especially in. Today's world You know do you see that as That due in part to your growth as as a leader and understanding what leadership means yea..
"state farm" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Right. So today we talked to a couple teachers that were it. State Farm stadium with the Arizona Cardinals play and they got vaccinated their first vaccination. It's a really great day here in town, we're finally seen mass vaccinations. We're hearing from teachers today who have been vaccinated. They say, Listen, I feel pretty good. It's my first of two vaccinations. And I said, Chad, you know, what do you think happens with second vaccination when you go back for the next show? Because these this is early days, If only we had a doctor. You've got the second shot that happens to be related to you. On the line and wait. Do be my brother. Dr. Chris Gay does I never called Dr because it gives him a big head. And I'm the only one that's allowed to have a big head in this family. Hey, Chris, how are you, man? I'm doing great. How you guys doing? We're doing good. All right. So you got the You're a doctor. You're Atlanta and talked about you on the air. You've got your second shot of Fizer yesterday. Tell us how you feel. I feel great on I've had no side effects from the first shot or the second shot. Some people are getting mild side effects from more more likely the second shot in the first for most people, and it's you know, little things. It's fatigue. It's a little sort of, you know, a couple of aches and pains and chills. But for the most part Nothing that abuse of ibuprofen or Tylenol won't take care of. So you got the second. What do you tell you? What are you telling patients and people? Because, you know, Doc, There's a lot of people out there that are including people in the medical industry, nurses and stuff who was saying, you know, I'm gonna get a pass on this. What are you telling people out there about this? Well, I don't know any physicians that are passing on this. I'll say that first and foremost, you know, this vaccine has been shown to be very safe, and it has been shown to be extremely effective. That's both the all that the vaccines that have been that had been approved so far. Been extremely safe. Extremely effective. What I tell parents who are vaccine. Who are little shy about vaccinations is is they need to fear the disease, not the vaccine. Sometimes they fear the unknown and that's natural. There's nothing in the world that's 100% face. No Um And you You have to play the odds if you came. If there was a story in the news that said a guy drove off a bridge into a river couldn't get his seat belt off and drowned. Would you stop wearing your seat belt? No, no. If you had to give a shot to Gato Sarai, there's only one left in the world in the world. Well, it kind of depends on who has more money. Oh, man. Yeah, Well, uh, e think that's a tough one chance. Tough, tough. All right, my brother, The doctor in Atlanta. All right, Chris. Love you and talk to you later. Thanks, man. You too. You guys stay safe. Where you ask Well, The rocket mortgage Super Bowl squares sweepstakes.
Arizonans 65 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting next week
"This hour we took you live to the Arizona Department of Health Services Update on the covert 19 vaccine distribution. We had some technical difficulties, but we have those resolved and we want to bring you now. The rest of that briefing with all the details. Here's Dr Carol Chris, director of our State Health department. So now provide some updates on covert 19 vaccine and implementation of our program here in Arizona. One of the exciting updates that we made today. It is not this week that is not reflected on our chart. It will not be reflected until Tuesday, but Arizona made the decision that Arizonans 65 8 years of age and older are now prioritized. To be vaccinated against covert 19 in our prioritized phase one be along with our education and child care services and our protective services occupations, which includes law enforcement, corrections and fire. This recommendation was approved by the Arizona Vaccine and Antiviral Prioritization Advisory Committee, which is intended to protect those who are most at risk for severe outcomes due to Cove in 19. So we know that those there are over the age of 65 have all higher likelihood of hospitalization and death, and by be getting people vaccinated in several weeks from now we hope to reduce the strain on Arizona's hospitals. And you can find additional information on our website at easy Health. Doc Dub slash find vaccine. And on Tuesday, we will be updating that to provide clarity about which counties are going to be vaccinated the 65 to 74 year old age group at their vaccination sites. We also have counties that have moved into our prioritized. Phase one B and we have some that are fully in phase one B. So if you look at the map of Arizona, the counties that Aaron Black are still in phase one A. So does our healthcare providers and our long term care facility, residents and staff. When you look at our darker gray, that's the prioritized phase one be, so that's going to be the face that we just talked about. Currently. We are vaccinating age 75 older. Along with educators and child care and their support staff and our protective services occupations. When we increase to one be that also includes our Sent can keep our society functioning. That will be people who work in the transportation industry, including gas stations, shipping those types of things. The food industry, including agriculture. S so there's a large number of there's a large list of employees that are eligible for the one B category that is located on our website. Um But you can find out what what phase Each county is in, and we update this infographic daily, and you can link to it off of easy health. Doc Club slash find a vaccine. As of today, over 232,000 doses of vaccine have been administered statewide. So now we'll move into Arizona's vaccine allocation and administration. Over the next few weeks, A DHS will be working to increase access to vaccine increase the rate of vaccination into streamline communications. So as you look at the vaccine, I'm distribution overview. Arizona currently follows a local Allocator model for vaccine distribution. Our local part partners are the backbone of the vaccine program implementation and know their counties that are no they're partners and their counties the best so our federal partners every week provide our Arizona's allocation to the state. We divide that allocation of based on priorities to our local partners, who then will determine which providers in their local jurisdiction will receive that scene for that week. We collect all of those orders on Ben. We place Arizona's full order for that week, and then the federal government will ship those orders directly to the providers that we have ordered on behalf of as vaccine becomes more and more available. We will no longer need to use this local Allocator model and providers such as pharmacies, community health centers and physician's offices will be able just to directly order vaccine from the manufacturers. So this week we received additional first dose allocations of Fizer, which were distributed again. Toe America and Pima County's All 15 counties received Madonna doses, and so we continued to reserve given the unique storage requirements for our Fizer vaccine. We continue to reserve our Majority vaccine for our local or rural health departments. Um In addition to receiving that first those first doses of visor and Madonna vaccine we have received our second doses so that we can continue vaccinating those that I've already received their first US. And have had that either 21 or 28 Day waiting period. This is Dr Cara Chris State Health director, speaking at the Health Department's covert 19 vaccination rollout. Press briefing on Katie Our news 92 3 FM. So during the week of January, 18th Arizona will have been allocated 803,150 doses total. You can see how that's been allocated across the state. You can see at the bottom where we have prioritized our CDC Long term care facility partnership by providing them with the vaccine that they need to vaccinate our Our staff and residents that are long term care facilities. And then you can also see the number of doses that have gone to the state of Arizona. Um Not all of these doses of the 803 have arrived in Arizona. A number of these doses have been allocated to, um Have been ordered for our county partners and will arrive next week. They We anticipate that with the federal holiday. Usually they arrive Monday through Wednesday. We anticipate that they will arrive Tuesday through Friday of next week. So we continue to add additional sites for vaccine administration, So we have initial phase one and phase one B vaccination sites throughout the state. We have over 200 vaccination sites on our website. We also have activated the second phase of the CDC pharmacy partnership, which began the week of December. 27th. So we initially prioritized in phase one of that partnership are skilled nursing facilities, which are highest security, long term care facilities. Um As of the end of this week, all of those facilities will have had at least their first visit from CVS or Walgreen's, and they are scheduling appointments to start assisted living facilities throughout the state next week. So as additional state. Um uh, that scene becomes available, We will be adding additional providers we've had over 730 providers on bordered with a DHS and over 800 pharmacies statewide have enrolled in the CDC pharmacy program to provide in store vaccinations. We have talked on each week about the long term care partnership that CDC put together with our pharmacy partners. So our pharmacy partners code into the facility's and vaccinate the staff and residents of that facility. Um as of this week over 140 skilled nursing facilities scheduled to receive vaccinations, and they will begin vaccinating are assisted living and our group homes starting next week. We've got over 2000 facilities enrolled in the federal program where one of the states with the highest number of facilities enrolled, and our goal is to cover approximately 450,000 residents and staff over the next couple of months. So this is part of the infographic that we post each day on our website. If you look you can see by county what phase That county is currently vaccinating. The total vaccines and ministered along with the vaccination rate per 100,000. And so you can see statewide 232,000 vaccines have been administered. Um, This may not include some of the doses that are provided by our tribal Our federal partners is this is pulled out of the States Immunization registry. So to talk about updates and announcements of this week. On Monday, we had a soft launch of the State Farm Stadium Probate 19 vaccination site. So far we've administered over 20,000 vaccinations at that site, and we are averaging apart between 203 100 vaccinations per hour. We have booked tens of thousands of appointments through January 31st and anticipate opening up additional appointments. That will be between February 1st and February 28th. Those appointments will open up on January 19th at 9 A.m.. We're very excited. Because our partners have really made this endeavor possible. It's a whole community partnership. And again, we just want to thank the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, the Arizona Cardinals and state from Stadium Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, The Catherine and Ben I. V Foundation. Arizona State University and Walgreens. All of these, these groups are playing a large role at the site on D have made this possible. Way also are very excited about the launch of our second state run of vaccinations site. This will be located at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. We are still looking to see how many doses we will have available for that. For that site, so the number of appointments will depend on the available vaccine again. We're partnering with the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs and Arizona State University to run this site. Arizona State University currently runs a testing a saliva based testing site at this location and so they will scale up to provide vaccination administration. Again. Registrations for appointments are going to open up Tuesday, January 19th at 9 A.m. for this site. We updated our easy health. Dr. Hobbes Flash find vaccine website with an interactive map. You can go onto the map. It has all of the current locations with vaccine, you can select a sight and a box will pop up that has information about that site and a link to their registration. So not all of them. Not all vaccine providers are utilizing the state's vaccine management system. Some providers air using their own appointments software, but we will link to them whenever we have that information so that it's one stop shopping when you go to our our map. We will continue to update this map with additional vaccination sites as they come. In a couple of other exciting announcements, we have been expanding access. So a DHS activated the CDC retail pharmacy program. This is going to add up to 100 pharmacy stores over the next few weeks. The first pharmacies to come on board in Arizona are gonna be fries, Safeway and Albertsons. And so those will be included on our sites as we get notified, which pharmacies which specific pharmacy locations will have that scene? But they will be on our website and will be another source for those that are eligible to receive vaccine to go get vaccinated when this program becomes fully activated, more than 800 pharmacies will have covert 19 vaccine available in Arizona. We currently have more than 200 vaccination sites on our website that have received vaccine and this includes 45 community health centers as well. So if you are eligible and you receive care at one of our community health centers You could check on our website to see if they have received vaccine. And again just another update on helping our Arizona hospitals. We have been recruiting nurses with a nursing staffing contract here in the state. That's been one of our most successful endeavors. We are very excited. The majority of the nurses are here. When they arrive. They will stay on site for eight weeks with an opportunity to extend that On gesso. As of last week. 348 nurses have started work. We anticipated almost 200 more arriving this week again that We don't necessarily count them until we've heard that they have Arrived in the state and are attending on boarding at their assigned hospital. But we continue to work with our staffing contract to get all of the nurses that we can here in. Arizona State health director Dr Cara Crist went with her press briefing on covert 19 vaccine rollout that coming from the state Health Department. Go