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Startup Streamer Quibi Quits

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05:04 min | 2 months ago

Startup Streamer Quibi Quits

"A huge Hollywood experiment ended its life in a way that seems somehow fitting qube accompany designed to bring miniature Netflix's quality shows to your smartphone call. It quits earlier this month like it's programs which were no longer than ten minutes apiece. quickies vary life was itself short only about six months long the infant media company hit attracted almost two billion dollars from investors about one hundred, fifty, million dollars in advertising and some big name actors and directors. As a result quibbles dramatic closure has spawned no end of speculative criticism about what the startup did wrong and whether it's leaders Hollywood powerhouse, Jeffrey Katzenberg and former HP. CEO Meg Whitman did anything right? In case you haven't heard of it. The original idea behind Qube was to make high quality programs that were short enough to watch from start to finish. While waiting to do something else say riding the subway were standing at checkout line. These wouldn't be user generated youtube like videos but what qube envisioned as the quote next generation of storytelling dramas comedies a non-fiction programs cut into quick bites the origin of the company's name you get the idea. QUBE had the bad luck to launch during the pandemic that meant the service designed explicitly for people out and about debuted when people were in definitely not out and about position as another streamer. But Not at first on your TV quickly did what most streamers and new apps do when it launched in early April it offered a ninety day free trial about a million and a half people signed up and presumably began watching quickies original shows thrillers like. Wireless about a drunk man caught in a New Year's Eve snowstorm free Ray Sean drama about a black man accused of killing a police officer and last looks a series about scandals in the fashion world. As I said earlier at launch, you can only watch on a smartphone despite the fact that most viewers were quarantined in their homes with perfectly usable TV's at their disposal. It took a few more months for quick to make the TV leap. The question back in May and June was how many of those initial free viewers would convert to paying customers quickies price was high five month with ads were eight dollars without them as the verge points out apple TV plus costs four, ninety, nine a month worse quickies higher prices more expensive than Disney plus. The answer on those conversions was clear. Qube didn't get anywhere near enough money or viewers, and with that dearth viewers, some advertisers threatened to canceled on October Twenty Second Katzenberg Whitman published an open letter on medium announcing queries collapse. The founders laid some of the blame on Covid nineteen but not all in addition to timing they said, another likely reason could be. That the idea itself wasn't strong enough to justify a standalone streaming service. Indeed. A great deal of the criticism says exactly that the format itself was flawed from the start ten minutes may have been far too long for some content and far too short for others. A sort of nether world that works for user generated youtube content, but not for expensive productions that aspire to be the next Netflix. As one example, the Guardian reporter. Jack Bernhardt commended free ratio on actors Steffan Jones Laurence Fishburne an emmy winner. Jasmine Safest Jones for spectacular performances in powerful production. But he added quote it feels almost offensive to everyone involved that I can only watch it on tiny phone screen. Furthermore, he said it should have been a two hour film not fifteen quick bites. The company is exploring selling the rights to some content screenwriters and producers with shows underdevelopment or left to try to sell them elsewhere a tough sell given that most media companies can't use five or ten minute episodes. is returning about three hundred, fifty million dollars to investors and giving severance to two hundred employees. The Wall Street Journal reports, Katzenberg and Whitman's letter puts quickies. Of the entire very busy streaming media ecosystem the executives would never have imagined launching during a pandemic they said, but they admitted other businesses have faced these unprecedented challenges and have found their way through it. Indeed, we've reported here on boom times for Netflix's and Disney plus among others all of benefited enormously from lockdowns. The mistake Qube made lies in a different sphere altogether says verge critic Julia Alexander Qube didn't fail because TIKTOK. existed she says, it failed because executives refuse to see Tiktok its biggest competition she wrote tick tock has exploded globally with an ever growing mountain of user generated short form video video that is virtually free to produce free to consume. But qube had its I trained on net flicks if Alexander is correct quimby was looking for threats or a role model in the wrong direction. In an already struggling Hollywood, it's hard to watch the layoffs of employees and the suffering of artists who shows are now killed. A great deal of talent converged around quipping remains to be seen. We're all that talent. Finding out.

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"steffan" Discussed on Pantheon

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02:40 min | 7 months ago

"steffan" Discussed on Pantheon

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01:32 min | 7 months ago

"steffan" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

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Rock N Roll Archaeology

01:44 min | 7 months ago

"steffan" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

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05:59 min | 7 months ago

"steffan" Discussed on Pantheon

"I feel like for her. A lot of that fix also is like. She felt she was part of a crew and like I. Think she wanted the friendships and stuff there, too. She says there was more sex more intoxicants. More unsavory behavior. I was paid to be the bad girl, but as long as I wanted, I would have done whatever it took to stay in the mix, so yeah, she really talks about how you know at this point in her life. She was that she was writing the book things were. Going on that really Kinda seemed unimaginable tour at this point in her life, but at the time because of everything going on, it seemed normal. Right, you know so basically gaudy ended up paying her to be the party goal for him and his friends and yeah, she's just Kinda got stuck because she became addicted to that lifestyle and felt she had to do whatever was necessary to maintain that, so she quickly became God's favorite show piece as she puts it. He had a wife and kids as well, and she says the wife even knew about the relationship if you can call. Call it that she says I was his party favor and I became the new form of Payola with label and radio heads. Whenever there was someone he wanted to impress, he would send me over and I would take care of them. So one of these people yeah, this is an interesting form of sex work it is, it is and I think it's interesting is right word. It's just I've never really thought about it that way. I think it's interesting, too, because we also know about her history, and how like she wants to feel special on sh. She feeds off other people giving her her confidence because she hasn't really built it up on her own quite yet. It's complete S. Yeah, but again I'm sure there were other women that have similar stories, but they. I don't think she really realized I'm a party girl and I'm getting paid to be that at the time like I feel like maybe she for her..

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04:48 min | 7 months ago

"steffan" Discussed on Pantheon

"So much worse. I'm sorry, so IRV comes, escorts curren out and currency begging him to stay herbs. Issue really was just jaw thinking there is truth to that so IRV terms and to a major slime ball Predator here and says. Yeah, if you really mean what you say, then shown me. Yeah so she says unfortunately, this was a familiar scene to me there in the chair I apologize to him for anything I might have done or even the things I had not, and he forgave me obviously. Surprise look. But it's unfortunately like yeah. She got this. Yes, exactly exactly, and she got to stay because of that and I thought it was also interesting that she added this, because created a little bit of a silent feud between her and Kisha because now. Kiesha was kind of overruled right. But she says not only did she not replace on the video set, but I replaced her as God. He's lover. Her and goes back to that guy. It's funny. How back then our disdain for each other seemed important and just, but in retrospect we weren't that different after all, we were both smart women who deserve so much more than feuding about who stayed on a video shoot who got priority in God's bed? Totally which is so true, but again I mean that's the damage of abuse there too right like xactly. So the shoot went while after that, she was able to resolve her issues with jaw and more importantly, she developed a professional relationship and friendship with the director who she would go on to work with many other videos. How `Bout! We play a little bit of John. Rules between me and you. Remember seeing that music video on much music. I remember it.

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Rock N Roll Archaeology

03:50 min | 7 months ago

"steffan" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"She read an article at the time that mentioned his high school girlfriend that he was still with, and who was five months pregnant, which was about the same amount of time that she had been sleeping with him, and that made her feel foolish and reading not really flared up her feelings, and it resulted in public fight with him at a club as she watched him like flirt with all these other women. Women as well. She just kind of blew up one day and fact that she was feeling that at all was kind of a sign that this had to end. Because obviously, they weren't even in a relationship, so that was a blow for her as well but bigger things were ahead while visiting a friend at Def jam records, the famed Music Video, director hype Williams spotted her and was like Hey WanNa. BE A my next music video, which was shooting the week later, and that was gonna be for the Jay Z. Song Hey Papi. Yeah, so, current French chuck came in Handy here as he was friends with Jay Z, so he called J. let him know. Oh, my friend! Curran's. Oh sorry she still going by. Is that in La at this time, so all these guys were calling her use that. So, he was like my friend is. That's going to be working on your video. So when she showed up on set, she mealy went over to Jay introduced herself, and he was like. Hey, like stand by me all day, so she says that with and I found this really interesting. She says that the atmosphere between her and the other girls onset there is like It was kinda hostile almost immediately. Interestingly she says that most girls. I'm music video shoots. And never fraternised with the artists and kind of looked down, not only on women who did but the artists themselves, but for Korean. That's where the fun was. She wanted to hang out with the musicians. So. She did just that and she also picked out the skimpy bikini. She could find and her and Jay Z got along really well and. she met another man, his partner Dame Dash. Who comes into the story again later in her life? But at some point they were driving from the house set to the beach. Sad or something and Jay Z was like hey, come in the back of the car with me, and of course no surprise they got it on. she says over the next few years they remained acquainted when they would run into each other like shoots and events, and she says unlike some of the others there were no games, no long phone conversations and no dates. Jay made no professions of love for me, nor did he make any promises. It was what it was nothing more. Who Yeah so if we look at that music video. She's on the CD Bikini beside Jay the whole. I, mean they're all. Like that, so you can definitely spotted her in that video. There's another video talk about later. Though that you everyone's gotTa look after. So, yeah, that was current introduction into hip hop video, making and from there was basically full steam ahead. She was getting calls from top casting directors at least once a week, and she rarely had to audition week after. Hey, poppy. She was onset for none other than jaw rules between me and you. Okay, so she hadn't spoken to him since that they're fighting the split and everything, so she was a little worried about it, but when she showed up, she was one of the early ones, so she was like. I'M GONNA get into a sexy bikini. And just work on my ten for bit, and she actually decided to Tan Topless and she knew what she was doing. She was grabbing the attention of everyone working. Especially the director and that was beneficial, right? She says that, of course the other women were kind of appalled and giving our looks but..

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Rock N Roll Archaeology

04:52 min | 7 months ago

"steffan" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Dope all right. Old Twitter. You follow him as funny. He's he's awesome. Yeah, he's a good guy in the story. So for the next ten months. She worked hard in Phoenix doing multiple jobs. She tried to work out a friendship with G. FOR THEIR SON, Sake, but he, of course still you know was trying to be controlling. She talked iced tea often, and he was a real support to her. During those months he would send money to her. If necessary or just listen and give her advice whatever she needed. He really encouraged her to move to La. He told her you know you're meant to be something greater than what being in Phoenix will bring you. You GotTa Get out there like your special so. Really knew she had to get her stuff together and move out there. But. She had her son Right She decided she because she knew G. would not never harm their son. She decided that she had to leave her son with G. for a little bit in order to get settled in La for them, so that's what she did. She basically one day just dropped her son off at Jeez place and did not stop driving until she made it to. So she talks about spending almost every day with ice. She says is taught me a lot about how to make it in la where to eat where to shop had an Goshi how to know my worth. Professionally Day spent many nights at the hottest clubs, but also many nights alone as well. I believe ice had a long time girlfriend at the time, so there is a clear understanding that they weren't exclusive or that. This wasn't going to be. It wasn't like a regular type of relationship. It was like it was understood what what it was. And within a month of moving to La, she collected her son from G so that they could be together again. Good Yeah, so was still determined to have fun nights and she would hire a sitter. Go out to the club. She met multiple people within the first few months. Jar Rule was one of them. He was busy. Career is during the first four months of them knowing each other, though, but they had a relationship over the phone they were constantly talking to each other, and during that period, and this was such a bizarre piece of the book, and it was funny to read. She also met Fred durst from limp biscuit. And He had this cockiness to him that she somehow found desirable. She says after meeting him I could smell the power oozing from his pores and I was so turned on that I know. I needed a shower after this encounter. Meet shower after since right to each their own but So after four months of chatting with rule over the phone, he was back in town. They were ready to have a night together. In one night ended up being five nights, and she talks about giving him a blow job and feeling for the first time during a sexual act that it was she who had the power area go, yeah, and of course the this was obviously a super powerful moment for her, but it also led to a nickname that sort of stuck with her over the years. If you look her up online, her nickname was super head. Yeah now. She says it was an inside joke between her jaw and the Murder Inc crew that he was a part of but more the more people that heard it it kind of turned into this bigger thing. And she says basically it turned into her scarlet letter and was taken completely out.

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Rock N Roll Archaeology

05:25 min | 7 months ago

"steffan" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"So by this point current was kicking ass at the club. She was now a main attraction. She'd mastered her own signature dance move that got her many regulars and often do private parties for the Arizona Cardinals and other celebrity athletes and people like that. At one event, Shit at meeting Kool G rap who is a pretty influential rapper? And at the time he was twenty seven and current is still only seventeen at this point, but she's going by. The name is at Santiago remember and she also mentions having state ide- in a social security card and W. twos. That said that she was twenty one. So she ends up staying the night with Kool, G rap I'M GONNA call him g from now on. And in the morning he was like I'm booking plane tickets to New York. You're staying with me. You're going to be my wife. And she says from that day on. I was his wife in every way. I don't know if they were actually properly married, but I've seen video clips of her and everything, and she does refer to him as like husband and wife, so whether it was legal or not. That's what they were basically so immediately. She moves in with him after the New York vacation into this big house, but pretty much from the get go. It became clear that what g meant by wife to me sounds like servant. And she was sort of expected to follow the rules. You clean you do the laundry. You Cook four times a day. And while he did of course whatever he wanted, right, he also forced her to call him Daddy. No, Yup, he began to be very violent with her as well she says from that I slap in the face I was subservient, which was just the way he wanted me. So Karen explains that at this point, she was just so tired of you know running tired of taking care south tired of stripping. She was just in a place that she she felt stuck and as with many abusive relationships there is. Is. Plenty of good moments in between all the bad that would make her second guess things and stay. She also explains how he educated. Her taught her about the kind of lifestyle she wanted. He dressed her. He taught her about looking good about food She said Gee taught me a lot about being a woman, but he taught me to be an unsure and abused one, too, so there is of course much controlling over her. He wouldn't let her wear makeup or certain types of outfits. She couldn't change your hair too much She wasn't really latched talk on the phone. Over time. Of course, the outbursts got more violent. Within the first four months of their relationship, curren lost forty pounds, and she now weighed ninety six pounds, yeah. Because Jeez ex girlfriend, coming over, and like actually crying at the sight of her bruised and swollen body, but she just she was in a place where she couldn't leave him yet. One horrific night he ended up cracking ribs and she had to go to the hospital, where of course he lied, and said she tripped over a chair and she covered for him. One day decided she couldn't take it anymore. And she took full bottle of painkillers and ended up getting her stomach pumped at the hospital. She says she did think about suicide quite often..

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Rock N Roll Archaeology

05:47 min | 7 months ago

"steffan" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"And Charlene's mom picked him up. And of course current is now terrified about her mother like what her mother's reaction is going to beat all this and it was of course as horrible as you can imagine. She beat her. She never thought to ask you know what happened. Are you okay? So to me. It really sounds like she experienced. PTSD threw out this whole terrifying ordeal, and she began wetting the bed every night, which of course her mother gave her crap for as well, and she just really withdrew and lost like all of her self esteem, and she had gone from being one of the smartest in the class. Barely passing at this point, she was now skipping school all the time hanging out with the boys drinking smoking. When she was home, she would confine herself to a room to stay away from her mother. Really and what you do in there is just read ferociously and music was also very important to her, so she'd sing along to the radio and imagined herself in this. Happier better life, and she was writing a lot of poetry and filling up endless journals. She was always a writer. The beatings from her mother continued and when they were particularly bad, she sought help from the school counselor, but her mother actually ended up doing a number on them painting her out like she was a demon child. The school actually Kinda sided with her mother. Back in Saint Thomas Everyone knew her mother was not the greatest woman, but here in Florida. Her mother had worked really hard to change that and actually severed all ties with her mother's side of the family she. Only spoke to her dad's side and current didn't know them growing up, so her family only knew what her mother had told them about her. And she also recounts this really heartbreaking Christmas where she's with her family, and their altogether unwrapping gifts, and she knelt down in front of the tree to find hers, and then realized not one of them had bought her a gift for Christmas the story so side it's it's it's terrible. Her childhood is just a full heartbreaking. Yeah. And Yak, her mother basically brainwashed the whole family until like not showing her love, so there came a point where curren decided to fight back, and she punched her mother after her mother hit her once and her mother yelled. You WanNA fight. I will kill you. And Karen new. She probably would so that really made Karan..

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"steffan" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

04:00 min | 7 months ago

"steffan" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"So another parallel that we see often. Her grandmother was her biggest supporter and would be there in those moments when her mother wouldn't bother to show up. In fact, she even called her grandmother, Ma. So the older curren got the more contentious and violent, her relationship with her mother grew dot, going to go into the details of the child abuse, but it was very bad and more than once her grandmother would end up coming to her rescue. Life changed when Karen was ten, and her mother decided to move to Florida. She no longer had her grandmother there to help support her at home, and her mother was just as awful as ever, and when they moved. She kind of became a bit of a social outcast at school. She no longer was the academic standout that she was on the island, so she really Kinda struggled to find her place in Florida. She talks about her mother, doing things to make her feel small, and like no one would notice her and the feelings she got. At Age ten. She had her first kiss with a boy in her class. She said I felt loved. I felt pretty. Acknowledged and I wanted more right. If you're not getting that love at home, the way that other kids get that love when you finally get that, you know in the attention I. Get it you. You want more. So when she was thirteen, she became best friends with a girl named Charlene by some Miracle Kerns mother actually liked Charlene and for the first time agreed to let curren like go to the mall alone and Cana gave her a little bit more. Freedom Charlene told her mother Curran's mother that her mom would pick them up from the mall when they went, but to Korean surprise instead they were picked up by a group of older boys. She says about seventeen and older. I don't like this. Yeah, this is This is going to a heavy place, so she was shocked. Charlene had never mentioned these boys, but she trusted her friend, so they all ended up going to some guy's apartment. She attempted to lose her virginity to one of the guys that she was crushing on their named Ronnie. She was young and her body was not ready for sex, so didn't happen and by that point, she's starting to realize she was a little over her head in the situation and she wanted to get home with her mother. Began a freak out, but then one of the men in the apartment who was kinda threatening, and clearly the boss of things took that Ronnie. Guy Aside, and when they came back into the room, she realized something weird is happening, but this guy. She Calls Him Rodney. He came up to him and said the words that she was kind of longing to hear which was. We're going to take you home. So. She's like. Oh, thank God, so they get back into the car. And when the car was driving to apartment suddenly, it didn't stop. So they ended up taking her to an abandoned house where Yeah Ronnie began molesting her, but was interrupted, because the neighbouring houses noticed activities and someone yelled. Call the police, so then they ended up getting back into the car then they took them to a motel. She recounts a very brutal rape, and the others just sitting on the bed, like watching and Kinda of laughing about it, and this included Charlene though I think that was out of fear that like if she spoke up. Be The one raped. They ended up staying the night at that hotel because the guys weren't going to let them go anytime soon, but in the morning her and Charlene woke up a little early, and they managed to make a run for it..

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"steffan" Discussed on Pantheon

Pantheon

04:00 min | 7 months ago

"steffan" Discussed on Pantheon

"So another parallel that we see often. Her grandmother was her biggest supporter and would be there in those moments when her mother wouldn't bother to show up. In fact, she even called her grandmother Mama. So, the older curren got the more contentious and violent. Her relationship with her mother grew dot, going to go into the details of the child abuse, but it was very bad and more than once her grandmother would end up coming to her rescue. Life changed when Karen was ten, and her mother decided to move to Florida She no longer had her grandmother there to help support her at home, and her mother was just as awful as ever, and when they moved. She kind of became a bit of a social outcast at school. She no longer was the academic standout that she was on the island, so she really Kinda struggled to find her place in Florida. She talks about her mother, doing things to make her feel small, and like no one would notice her and the feelings she got. At Age ten. She had her first kiss with a boy in her class. She said I felt loved I. Felt Pretty I was acknowledged and I wanted more right. If you're not getting that love at home, the way that other kids get that love when you finally get that, you know in the attention I. Get it you. You want more. So when she was thirteen, she became best friends with a girl named Charlene by some Miracle Kerns mother actually liked Charlene, and for the first time agreed to let curren like go to the mall alone and Cana gave her a little bit more. Freedom Charlene told her mother Curran's mother that her mom would pick them up from the mall when they went, but to Korean surprise instead they were picked up by a group of older boys. She says about seventeen and older I. don't like this. Yeah, this is This is going to a heavy place, so she was shocked. Charlene had never mentioned these boys, but she trusted her friend, so they all ended up going to some guy's apartment. She attempted to lose her virginity to one of the guys that she was crushing on their named Ronnie. She was young and her body was not really for sex, so didn't happen and by that point, she's starting to realize she was a little over her head in the situation and she wanted to get home with her mother. Began a freak out, but then one of the men in the apartment who was kinda threatening, and clearly the boss of things took that Ronnie Guy Aside and when they came back into the room, she realized something weird is happening, but this guy. She Calls Him Rodney. He came up to him and said the words that she was kind of longing to hear which was. We're going to take you home? So she's like Oh, thank God so. They get back into the car. And when the car was driving to apartment, suddenly, it didn't stop. So they ended up taking her to an abandoned house where Yeah Ronnie began molesting her, but was interrupted, because the neighbouring houses noticed activities and someone yelled. Call the police so then they ended up getting back into the car then they took them to a motel. She recounts a very brutal rape and the others just sitting on the bed, like watching and Kinda of laughing about it, and this included Charlene, though I think that was out of fear that like. If she spoke up, she would be the one raped. They ended up staying the night at that hotel. Because the guys weren't going to let them go anytime soon, but in the morning her and Charlene woke up a little early, and they managed to make a run for it..

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"steffan" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

02:50 min | 7 months ago

"steffan" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"So currin was born. August, twenty, fourth, nineteen, seventy, eight in Saint Thomas on the verge island, life was never easy for her mother Josephine was an unhappy woman who didn't have many friends and really focused her life around always having a man. There is a constant revolving door of not so great choices throughout her childhood Her mother had two more daughters, and all three of them were by different fathers, and she is not quite sure who her sisters DADS are. She felt her mother used all the kids Kinda hoping that the pregnancies would get the men to stick around, but they never did. she talks about being embarrassed by her mother. She was sort of the talk of the town and her schoolmates knew her mother was in would make fun of her for her mother's choices, I guess. beyond that her and her mother just never got along. She uses the word hate. She hated her mother and her mother hated her for her youth for her intelligence for her standing on the island. Even though she was young, and her dad had left, he was well known and had owned a few businesses which employed many of the islanders. He was originally from new. New, York City, and she says people would often stop them on the street and tell her all. You Look so much like your dad. Your Dad was so smart just like you. And these encounters sometimes happen in front of her mother, who would dismiss them and say negative things back. She said my mother always made me feel like I was less than a person. Person We were in competition from the day. I arrived third stories like that before exactly. Yeah, it is interesting. There's so many parallels in the stories that we tell. Her mother was only eighteen. When she had curren her father was twenty six. He lived on the island until she was about six years old, and when he left her mother and her moved into her. Her Grandma's house. By the time our sisters were born, some other relatives had moved in as well in all there were ten of them sharing four bedrooms, one bathroom, and had no hot water, no washing machines, of course, no air conditioning, they would boil water for baths and she'd have to share the bathwater with her siblings. They would collect rainwater to use for laundry. They did have a wonderful backyard, though filled with fruit trees. You know how much I love the fruit trees. Banana Papaya Guava Avocado Passion fruit can you imagine. So Korean was a very very smart student and known for her academic achievements, and she was always featured in the school plays and events in nineteen, eighty three. She was invited to the opening of a big resort on the island, and she got to recite some of her poems that she'd written and cut the..

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"steffan" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

03:15 min | 7 months ago

"steffan" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Nickel cargoes as working the showmances well, and yeah I'm looking forward to this so that you're presenting today links. This is a heavy episode for sure. Korean has been through a lot, so I just want to warn people. There's a lot of abuse in this sexual abuse physical abuse, unfortunately like so many of the other women that you know we've covered. She has had her ups and her downs for sure, so I just want to let everyone know that. And current actually calls her book, which was confessions of a video vixen she calls it a cautionary tale. She says she wrote it for young women who SORTA dream of that rich and famous celebrity lifestyle to kind of let them know. It's not all that it's cracked up to be. There is one paragraph I wasn't a huge fan of in her introduction I did feel like I needed to to read it aloud though. She said the top reason. A woman finds herself in a rap video sprawled undressed over luxury car while a rapper is saying lewd things about her is a lack of self esteem, I know it sounds Cliche, but no one who values loves or knows herself would allow herself to be placed in such a degrading position. Finding myself and learning to value, who I am was one of the biggest hurdles I had to overcome. Now I'm just not a fan of her. Blanketing a statement like that overall women right right? That's her story. That's that was her journey. But as we know, we're all different so I'm sure there are some women who were music videos in felt empowered the whole time and never had the same. Struggles that she had. But this is where the worker is coming from, so is saying she did those things, and it was coming from a place of insecurity in absolutely yes, and when she saying. Many of if you're doing that it because this was my experience needs. That was also must be everybody else's experience. That's what I gathered from it just because she's saying like. If you're shaking your Aston all that it's probably because you're dealing with some personal issues, but. That's we. We know that's not always the case, so I just didn't want. I, but I can understand well. Kern was writing this shoe like that was her overwhelming feelings that she was kind of struggling with and growing out of so they're not experienced exactly. A- it well. Let's get into it. This week's episode is brought to you by best means best means has challenging puzzles, but it's a casual game that anyone can play. I'm currently on level two hundred forty three. Oh. My God Sean t that is so impressive compared to my level one hundred three well I play every day, sometimes a couple of times a day. I love how they've not only episode challenges, but also keep it fresh exciting with new levels, vibrant visuals and fun events. I love all of that, too. It's been a really fun distraction in social distancing I. Really Love.

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"steffan" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

03:26 min | 7 months ago

"steffan" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Rates. How you doing I'm doing all right eight. Get ready to move five more days and goodbye. TORONTO. This is exciting. I have seen photos of where you're going, and it's just so beautiful and I can't wait till you set it all up and. The cats are out there. I can't wait for all the cat videos and photos that I'm sure I'm gonNA. Get from you of them just loving the outdoors and you loving the outdoors. And would a perfect time to move to like. You got the rest of the summer to just. You know be happy in. Get Out of the city I did go swimming. There's a couple of little lake spots around so I'm looking forward to that. That's the one thing about living in downtown Toronto. I'm just so desperate to go swimming right now. It's been like so hot and perfect for that and there's really nowhere to go. Right yeah, cool's pools won't be open this summer, but I have a hose, so if you WANNA connect, you can just hose me down. That would be amazing. Actually it's been so mid that I would take a Hosan gotTA. Do you gotta? Do but yeah. We've been busy packing. doing all of you know the little things you have to remember with canceling your hydro and changing addresses and stuff but. Even though we've been busy, we I'm still committed to doing my anti racism work every day. We can't let that momentum kind of down. We have to keep. Just keep going every single day. One thing I've been doing. That I find is pretty helpful as I follow Nikki Cardoza, sorry, Nicole Cardoza, and she sends out a newsletter, which is an anti racism daily newsletter, so it's a really another really great way to stay educated and yeah, just WANNA look encourage. Our white friends to key signing petitions and donating money. If you can and scrub into like a newsletter like this, so that you doing something every that's right. People got to remember. This is a movement and we gotta keep it going. It's gotTa keep progressing for things to really change so yet. Let's not forget that this is important right now to stay on top of. Links well. I'm good I had a really nice week in the Sun and I've been reading some great books lately and. this episode is one of the books I've been reading. And I really enjoyed it, and it was interesting because I realized I. Don't think I've done a hip hop episode before, and I didn't really know that much about the hip hop, world and hearing current Stephens Perspective on it and everything was really interesting, and I actually did some more research, and I found a couple other hip hop. Related books from women are wives of Hip Hop Stars so. I'm excited. 'cause we can cover this genre again for sure. Okay, so the only other hypothesis said that we've done is when we interviewed the author Kathy Lee. When after she wrote her book. God's Eva Queens so will link that in the show notes and willink.

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How Do We Fall Asleep?

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

08:20 min | 1 year ago

How Do We Fall Asleep?

"On this podcast. You take questions from kids just like you all over the world and we find answers. We've heard from a lot of you who listen to podcast when you're winding down and getting ready for bed so it makes sense that a lot of you are inspired to send. Us questions about sleep. Flooded people toss and turn on the Risley when new getting into the deep sleep. You'll Buri somehow wakes you up but kicking and it feels like you're really hot. Why's that I don't want to get out of bed in the morning? And when it is nighttime I don't want to go. She read in this episode. We are answering your questions about sleep. Did you know there are doctors who focus specifically on helping kids sleep better? We found one of them at national Jewish health. That's a hospital in Colorado. My Name is Dr Lisa. Meltzer and I am a pediatric sleep psychologist. Which means I work with kids to help them sleep better. Do you feel like you sleep. Pretty well do you think. Oh Yea when the adults in your life tell you it's bedtime or do you struggle to get ready for bed and maybe even struggled to go to sleep or to stay asleep. Dr Meltzer says there are a few things that all of us can do to help us on the path to good sleep. Kids have a very consistent bedtime. Wake time so that means you go to bed about the same time every night. Wake up about the same time every morning. We recommend things like not having any screens in your bedroom. Having a bedroom. That's nice and cool and dark and a place that you like to sleep things like that that are very consistent. What we call sleep health. Let's jump right into some of our questions because we have a lot of kids who have sent us questions about sleep or we're going to start with the basics. Hi My name is and I live in South Orange New Jersey. I'm Steffan and my question is why do people need to sleep? Thank you I love your show similarly from Jordan in Vermont. Why do we really need to go to? Here's one from Maria and five years old and I come from Ottawa Ontario. And my question is why people need to sleep and we also got this from five year old aiden in McKinley Bill California. Why do have to sweep? 'cause I don't will you get and by the White Cornyn Swe We book. That sounds like a lovely way to fall asleep. Aiden so Dr Meltzer. Why do we need to sleep? These are great questions that scientists are spending a lot of time trying to better understand and we don't have one particular answer but we have a lot of different reasons that people think are important for why we sleep. The first one goes back to how humans have developed so there was a time when humans didn't live in houses but lived out in caves. Lived out in the wild and at night when they sleep they were inactive and that made them vulnerable so that predators. The big animals might come and attack them during the night. So you sleep to stay away from those animals that might come and harm in the middle of the night. In other words people were possibly safer tucked up in a cave or shelter sleeping through the night instead of being out and about in the dark when there were big animals with better eyesight also roaming around but being asleep doesn't mean your body shuts down completely. You can still be somewhat alert to danger when you're sleeping you do notice a little bit of the world around you. You can hear certain sounds and things like that and it same thing back in those times where you would want enough of a consciousness enough of awareness of what's going on around you to protect you from those Predator so we call that the evolution of why we sleep so another theory why we sleep is to conserve our energy. I mean we use a lot of energy during the day when you're running and you're playing when you sleep. These things changed the number of calories that you need reduce your temperature drops down your body is basically given a time to rest and relax. So that conserves your energy while you're sleeping and along those lines that allows your body to restore itself so again you're working your muscles all these types of things when you're awake and when you rest it allows them to heal sort of like when you get a cold at night it allows your immune system to fight off those bad germs to help you get better again really interesting one of the first things that happens when you fall asleep is growth hormone is released in growth hormone helps you grow so you literally grow in. Your sleep. So that's another reason. Why Sleep is important. I knew it. I knew I felt taller when I wake up in the morning. Okay maybe it doesn't work that way for adults but that's pretty cool isn't it? You grow while you're sleeping kind of make sleeps on more appealing more like something you might. WanNa do doesn't it? But it's not just your body that gets to rest and recover and rebuild from a busy day of running around. Your brain also need sleep to stay at peak performance. We know that children's brains develop in different ways as they get older so in very young children. The areas around language envision are the parts that are the most active during sleep. Because that's the part of you that's developing during the day and when you're in school aged the parts of your brain that start learning all the different things like math and reading those parts of your brain start to develop when you become a teenager the front part of your brain that helps you with decision making and keeping your mood. Nice calm. That's the part of your brain. That's most active during sleep. So your brain is also developing during sleep. Here's something else you might like to know. Sleep helps you remember what you've learned you take in information while you're awake but it sets in your brain while you're sleeping so if you're studying for say vocabulary test you. WanNa go to sleep after you've because it will help your brain remember. Those words in the morning same goes for all kinds of memories and other things. You might want to be able to repeat like that joke. Your friend told you that you can't wait to tell someone else. Hello My name is Shaun. I live in San Diego. My question is what is sleeping. Get rid of toxins in your brain. Why does sleeping get rid of toxins in the brain? It's a great question so again during the day. Our brain is really busy with everything that we have to do to help us get through the day but when we're sleeping our brain is less busy with all those activities so it has time basically to clean itself out and the toxins build up as we're active and doing all the things that we're doing so sleep gives a time for the brain to relax and sort of take care of itself. I like picturing little cleaners with brooms and stuff inside my brain going in and sweeping and scraping things off. That don't need to be there. That's perfect I mean. It really is a time. It's kind of like when you leave school overnight. They come in and they clean all the rooms and they get ready for the next day. It's the same kind of thing going on in your brain. We have some questions for you. Dr Meltzer about movement and Hello. My name is emily now from Brisbane Australia. Seven and my question is when you sleep. He'll but we're new getting into the deepest sleep your body somehow wakes you up but kicking in feels like you jump really hot what I want to know. So this is something called a hip nick jerk or asleep twitch hip nick jerk sleep twitch. I love that name. Do you ever have a hip. Nick Jerk happen to you. You're just falling asleep and then you feel like you're falling and your body twitches and it wakes you up if you watch babies. They do this all the time when they're falling asleep as you get older you tend to do it a little bit less and there's again multiple reasons why people think this happens. One of the reasons is that as you're falling asleep all of your muscles start to relax and your brain may think oh those muscles relaxing. They must be falling. And it kicks you awake and that causes you to jerk or jump high into the air. It could make maybe even scare you that feeling of

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Stefan Krasowski on Visiting All 193 UN Countries

Counting Countries

11:46 min | 1 year ago

Stefan Krasowski on Visiting All 193 UN Countries

"Steffan Krzyzewski come from Minnesota in the US. I've I just recently gotten to one ninety three. UN countries which is why we're talking today. You bring me back for follow up. But I'm happy to be here I don't remember that comment but I'm glad to have you back and curious to hear a little bit of your final part of the journey and I just wanted overview a couple of different different things to remind the listener Remind us again. Why the love of travel was the catalyst what spurred your love for expiration in discovery like many many in my boat there? There's a collecting background. Where you you get interested in collecting different things and I did not travel much coach growing up? My parents not not active travelers so it was my high school junior year trip to China. We had started studying Chinese Back in fifth grade grade and went to China and traveled around and it was just eye-popping exciting thrilling and so as soon as I could I went to college and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Philadelphia but spent semesters in Shanghai and Hong Kong and then moved to China right after graduating college. And the you've been in Hong Kong. I arranged at ride classes three days a week and just every every Wednesday night I would head the Shenzhen. See what buster overnight train rain was leaving in hop somewhere new and got addicted traveling in China going every province in in the country. And then step-by-step expanding out to the region and the wider world pulled out of curiosity. You didn't come from travel family. What's your family? Think of what you've done what you've accomplished in the travel world world totally supportive. Do they think you're a little crazy. What's going on when you get together for Thanksgiving? Oh I've got one wonderful parents sand and Brother who's a doctor and a scientist who's WHO's very different although we both Studied Chinese at the the same starting and he studied in China in highschool so my parents Prince of been extremely big about education that they work worked to put put us into the best schools that that we could get ourselves into an and get that environment and Mother reading to me every night Even when I developed an interest in books like James Bond or Tarzan in bucks as a as a first or second grader that would have pretty racy stuff she wouldn't our through and and Be Happy to expose me to to new ideas. A Matt so the circumstances weren't for for them to be traveling a huge amount growing up but they're always been very supportive and and As as both my brother and I got older than the I was living in China my parents did start traveling and in quite a quite a lot of times they visited me. TRAVELLED AROUND DOWN SO my father's a adult of million miler now so it's it's certainly not not anti travel in out of curiosity whose commander and his better yours or your brother. I should hope it's me because I still go back several times a year and actively do stuff with China and he hasn't significantly kept up with it since since going into medical school. I mean I know he did say at the time that Learning Anatomy class was pretty easy Z.. For him when when he had been studying Chinese characters for some time but when he was when he was at his best to you. As far beyond me reading classical Chinese the It's it's it's much more different than than say Latin. It was never a spoken language. The written Classical texts are incredibly hard. Pardon any was brilliant that I can. I can get through the first few sentences of the Dow ditching and and that which is which is hard enough but He was he was way beyond me as scholar. Could use to your brother in and Stephan. What was that inflection point? So you explain how you really were taking advantage of semesters abroad in Hong Kong China the region starting to explore like crazy. What was the moment when you decided to chase when ninety three? What was that light bulb moment? It was. It was somewhere around Azerbaijan Georgia Armenia trip that I took from China on one one of the holiday weeks that that China has an at that point I was had been to just about every country in Asia and and was loving it than in seeing the possibility awesome -bility of doing much more in learning learning about frequent flyer programs which was making some of these possible Places like the caucuses were connected to China. Southern routes in Chai from China and Could use my north west and then later when they became Delta Delta Miles on on these is trips so things that I thought were previously unattainable for time or cost reasons were suddenly feasible and and And I never I never had an interest to be a full time traveler even if I had unlimited resources for that I push myself very hard on trips. The I've I've taken several three week trips Only wash twice longer. Once a four week I think in the that was in Central and west Africa and a five week around the Pacific and I was so exhausted after three weeks of pushing myself that that is the the long term travel all thing wouldn't wouldn't fit for me and and professionally isn't isn't where my interest lies and and certainly not as it is where my marriage marriage would be taking me so the I like short intense trips. It but was there a day where you sat around and counted up the country's on the map happen you saw that you're at fifty or a hundred and then you read an article. What was that final? Push where you said okay. I've done this now. I can do that. There was more of a a different back back to that other by John. Looked at within. The cost was to get to Nakhichevan which is a separate part of other by John that on the Traveler Century Club list as a separate territory and it was it now? It's quite easy to visit in affordable all and more flights at that point it was it was looking that expensive and I decided I'm not going to get addicted to a crazy list like that and subsequently I've ended knocked divide and gotten addicted to that list but it was It wasn't it was it was Wasn't necessarily one day except perhaps perhaps when I got got to eat team more. So that was the last country in Asia that I hadn't been to and did say I went to to all this trouble to get east team or deal with Indonesian and flights which wonderful delightful country in many ways except traveling Logistically is Is One where a lot of things. Don't go to plan and and So once I got to East Timor as I'm going for the UN Stephan. You're last on counting countries actually November of twenty sixteen eighteen. And you're at one hundred eighty six countries at that point. But you didn't finish your you analyst until August of Twenty nineteen in for some travelers. That's a lifetime Some travelers as we know have done all one hundred ninety three during that same time period. So you took your time to finish off the last seven countries I want to focus on four of your final five two of them. I found pretty surprising in two. I didn't so your final countries was Italy. How did Italy early of all countries end up being one of your last countries? There were three that I was saving to the end of Italy Greece and Turkey and and Mainly not not so much animus. I'm really WANNA have a big party or something. It wasn't that it's it's I'm history is my favorite subject fascinated with ancient history. And all of those three are are are so special in central to to world history and world world civilizations that I wanted to to save them to really enjoy lavish in terms of time and and Destinations destinations trips to go. So that that was the original thinking and then What will get into why I got stuck on on a couple of others and so then finally I just? I just couldn't wait. These are wonderful places that I'll visit multiple times in my life but That that that roughly was the idea As well as the flip side is after seeing so many ancient Roman ruins in North Africa. That have this kind of thinking. Why should I go to Italy and see the crowds? But you know that's just that's just one of the ten thousand different things that are fantastic by deadly to to go see show as a history buff. You mentioned Italy Turkey Greece. What's a highlight for you? Visiting those countries by all of all of the above. I mean it's it's just incredible. How you You could pretty pick pick any point on the map and see multiple layers of of incredible history I mean what I. I walked off the plane Lina in Milan. I had booked the trip like a week before last minute and I can only get one one ticket to the last temptation Or the Last Supper or the last supper painting and and I had like an hour and fifteen minutes from touchdown in Milan Malpensa to to getting getting getting in the door picked up a rental car drove as far as I could into the city abandoned the car where other people were illegally. Ugly parks hopped on the subway and guide in and saw that and and So Italy I've really I've really just started. I've been a bit in the North's I've I've seen the Vatican again but I haven't properly visited row. I've been around Sicily different territories in. It's it's just pick your pick your time in history Greece more specifically the ancient In the ancient era I mean I just gets it gets incredible to. You're just driving down the road and you see the road sign Its Tab obeys in the ancient Also known as thieves. And now it's just a a scruffy scruffy town but just pull off the road and spend the night there because these names out of history are incredible and and the answer Turkey Turkey. I took a A road trip from von the famous Lake van in the Armenian Indian churches in the East and drove all the way across the country The the more or less southern route through the Kurdish areas than around the Jian coast and So many eras of history from the first Essentially I city of multi-level housing and that goes back back. Thousands of years all the way up to the modern times. I mean it's just I just couldn't i. I had take UNESCO sites off the list because there's only so many you you can see in a day it's It's incredible and Turkey actually. has this fantastic museum pass system where you can get the countrywide one or you can get one. That's for a week league or are some regional ones arrest Boland's and the prices are so low and every mega site in the countries included. It's it's not like many countries where the tour pass includes everything except the one really must see

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Trump fumes over FBI's use of informant during campaign

All Things Considered

02:16 min | 2 years ago

Trump fumes over FBI's use of informant during campaign

"Looking at all those measures that's npr's john burnett john thank you you're welcome we're learning more about the fbi informant who reportedly made contact with several trump campaign advisors in two thousand sixteen as part of the fbi investigation into russian election interference npr hasn't independently confirmed the informant's name but a number of news organizations say they have including the washington post last night the post published his name robert costa co wrote the story the washington post held back institutionally last week when we first reported on a secret fbi source but as other news organizations in recent days published his name the post decided to publish the name stephan hopper we should note npr has made contact with steffan halperin he declined to comment on all of this university of cambridge website lists him as an emeritus senior fellow of the center of international studies i understand you actually took a class with them at cambridge he was my professor at cambridge i studied under professor helper in two thousand eight in two thousand nine he was a friend and a professor in american working at k cambridge and as an american student there myself studying american politics in british politics he was someone i sought out had dinner with him his wife on many occasions the easy gregarious academic someone who enjoys writing and debating and he always seemed highly connected to both me and people he came in touch with a cambridge someone who knew so many american presidents had worked for them in the white house going back to the nixon administration so how does somebody like this with one foot in academia another foot in republican policy government circles become an fbi informant if you look at stephan hopper's career he has been in academic to be sure for the last two decades or so but he has also been closely working with the federal government he's been contracted by the department of defense since two thousand twelve made over a million dollars in different kinds of contract fees for research and the social sciences but if you look back at his career he also took notes on campaigns for the white house in the nineteen seventies working for the chief of staff for president gerald ford he's someone who has always been a political.

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"steffan" Discussed on Arms Control Wonk

Arms Control Wonk

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"steffan" Discussed on Arms Control Wonk

"To use a nuclear weapon with an attempt to escalate to deescalate it's not probably can use it on canada and north korea shows us some of the steffan and suggest that they're they're incentive is going to be to conduct a nuclear strike early and it's probably going to be on somewhere like on south korea or or japan so at again here very small probabilities that in my view don't war ends canada going down of ballistic missile defence road so yeah and then we got my sort of strange slash frustrating story of of the month you at us allies who are not central to this conflict in any way at intimating that they might be what reminded me strangely enough of jeffreys of peace and 38 north a few years ago about a north korean movie wear nor the north korean academics kind of earth and lecturing japan rather were students stand up and talk about how amazing north korea's and how much power it hasn't the can't believe it and and you never know if you know if this keeps up the north koreans might remake that movie but it with the canadian students kind of standing up in this moment of all and you know that his north career truly as powerful as we have heard new yeah there's you know there's there's always an assumption especially when it comes to that north korea mrs scenario that that the can't do stuff and uh this is this is particularly frustrating because they've spent the last the last year showing us the air air rapidly advancing missile capabilities so you know predicated on a policy response based around this this notion that they're going to continue to sail i think is is misguided.

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"steffan" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

WAFS Biz 1190

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"steffan" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190

"Think it well i'd have its but i think but one of the nice things about your businesses once you're actually at work you can't really do that 'cause you got to be moving around the kitchen yes absolutely put the phone down and we get to work but the phone down and put it in your pocket or whatever it is and get to work and finally ion silence yes yeah because i can only imagine if everyone in the kitchen all the ring towns were going off either like our yeah we stop at every day yeah now now right i get that in here with today at all i forget sometimes and then people come in the middle of the show and it's like my mom i might mom i do the show every day how do you not he's calling may come on and it it will say though because you have your apple watch it doesn't have any sound that plays out of the apple watch it does but i have a turn to okay but it's so funny sometimes will be you'll be in here will be doing the same you'll be doing an interview in all of a sudden just like now you look down at your watch hang on a have you shake your head like come on pierrelatte colin identities now i just put it on like do not disturb movie like yeah that are don't interrupt may leave me alone but yeah anyway i was on social media and i was noticing some people telling the george ends in general atlantans in particular till like settled down because people were you know griping about being you know having no power and being board for a couple of hours are a couple of days i grabbed it i'm sorry total first real problem but you know compared to those who lost their homes and their cars and their businesses and we really should calm down yet it pretty good yeah i mean perspective put it in perspective steffan you fridges spoiled and you didn't use internet race you're still had a house right so i feel like if look even in.

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"steffan" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"steffan" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Orlando rivera on the traffic leader koa newsradio proceeded to shoot republican hate over political differences it's all happening fast replace obamacare delusion with the russian government vladimir putin career his brutal some have you mean current accurate information president trump for structural justice in very hard america is back no matter where it happens you world happens is happening faster here's something koa newsradio colorado's morning news steffan tubbs any polls as by making news breaking news this morning rafic and weather together everything you need to get to work on time couple of issues in your drive is one of your forecast is straight ahead lewis in log in completely naked in middle of the day bringing you back home with a smile logan kathy lee weekdays ford is koa newsradio koa newsradio 850 am and 941 fm in who dot org today learn how to live free weeknights at eight with dave ramsey sarah debt freeman on koa newsradio really plan by choice hotels econolodge hotels of serving.

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