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Fresh "TED" from 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"For people who are not cooperating hundreds of thousands without power following the tropical storm damage this week, we'll have the latest on the cleanup in restoration effort. Some guy's been going around repeatedly smashing subway car windows with a hammer cops looking for a little help finding announcing a speeding crackdown in New York. Thank you better stand clear to partly cloudy, comfortable overnight, then sometimes makes him a client's later today, showering sponsor this afternoon. Two. I'm Bloomberg's Larry Kowski Stocks Look to extend their winning streak for 1/5 session. The government reports on first time jobless claims today. Quinn's news time. 301 traffic in transit with Russ Meyer. We'll lay. We're back in business in Teaneck, on the north side of 95 local lanes were shut down with a motorcycle accident over by exit 71. It has been re open it Not so for westbound Route four over by Webster Avenue. Also in Teaneck, several hours back tractor trailer overturned, living all lanes now blocked off. They were letting some traffic through. They are not at this point all civil law ticket on the Bronx. We'll let you know about work going out of the cross, Bronx east and westbound, blocking a couple of lanes Silver by Webster Avenue. The FDR and the Harlem River Drive doing okay. Just Ian North and Battery Park underpass blocked off between Also South and Henry Hudson Parkway. Cem, right thing work between 95th and 82nd streets, and here is what we see on Long Island's Big three. And I looking all right, Northern States. Good Southern state work going on eastbound on Robert Moses Causeway and two lanes. Here's what you need to know about the bridges and tunnels. His work over at the Outerbridge crossing going into Staten Island, knocking out a couple of lanes. Got the Gospels beyond bridge doing. Okay, stat. Now inbound. Varies, Ono. Is closed off. So he everyone to the upper deck Trafficker transit every 10 minutes on the one that's breaking traffic alerts whenever they happen. Not Russ Meyer own dented A quarantine order no longer just a novel Coronavirus. Talking point with more cases trace back to travelers. It's getting serious law enforcement getting involved. Checkpoints set up of the Gospels and bay on bridges as well as the bridge crossing people headed into The city told stop and have a little champ, much for them, as well as the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and transit hubs like then station and the Port Authority Bus terminal. The mayor says quarantine checkpoints or serious business fact under certain circumstances of fines could be as high as $10,000. That's for anyone in violation coming in from 35 states and Puerto Rico. The checkpoints will be a pen station on bridge and tunnel entry points. Sheriff Giove Aceto describes random checks would say it's every sixth vehicle or every eight vehicle. Dr. Ted Long from test and Trace says there will be follow up if we can't get through to you on the phone. We've deployed teams that are now in knocking on your door. Officials have determined that.
Clorox Wipes Shortage Might Last Until 2021
"Cleaning products maker says it's probably won't be meeting the demands for disinfecting wipes until next year. CEO of Clorox On Tuesday blamed the shortage on a six fold surgeon demand since the Corona virus outbreak began. The executive said it's hard to quickly scale a production of wipes because supply chain for materials to make them is apparently very complex. It has been my My Maginot line. This search for Clorox Unicorn here searching for you. Yes. And I am a failure. A failure. I have fallen before the Clorox.
Fresh update on "ted" discussed on Red Eye Radio
"Joined by members of restaurant workers United outside Senator Ted Cruz's Dallas office. Will lawmakers negotiate extending the benefits, she says concern is growing every day in March, they said. If they hadn't gotten that extra money, then they would have lost their house that they would have lost their car and not you. Well to afford groceries, So I think that's happening again. Now Senator Cruz says he's focused on a long term solution and believes extending the benefits could deepen the economic devastation. Clayton Nevel Dallas From the W B A P News task on Brian Piers, you NEXT update comes your way..
California virus cases underreported, health official says
"System used by California counties to report the number of daily Corona virus cases is experiencing some technical issues. The Sacramento Bee reports that health officials in multiple California counties say the cow already system used by many local public health departments is under reporting the actual number of positive cases in a single day. Several counties have reported the glitch, including Sacramento, Riverside and Orange counties. And the California Department of Public Health says it's been made aware of the issue. Some of the counties have put up a disclaimer on their covert 19 tracking website that the numbers there might not be accurate. There's currently no E T A for a fix. Mike
Fresh "TED" from 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"Reports on first time jobless claims today. Wins news time. Tio Traffic and transit here is Russ Meyer. Hi there Lane. We got some trouble in New Jersey now on the north and 95 local lanes on accident, driving a motorcycle lot of activity so they have shut down the north and local leans entirely over by Exit 71. Tina. What they've done is just diverted everyone over to the express lanes instead, also westbound road for still cleaning up an overturned tractor trailer by Webster Avenue, also in Teaneck, going 80 or 46 to skip that. Here's what you need to know about the bridges and tunnels. Once those 95 express lanes take you over to the G W B, you'll have to use the upper level. Lower that closed door till five AM the outbound, upper and lower levels. Both have lane closures under the apartments, but no serious slowdowns. The Lincoln is good, inbound Holland that is closed till five. We will leap over to Nassau and Suffolk Southern State eastbound A couple of lanes of construction set up by Robert Moses Causeway. Nothing major on the night or the northern state. Also, we're looking at the drive in the bakery westbound two lanes of construction over by a Queens boulevard. L Parkway looks good. Except for one. Slow down eastbound Come with Lefferts Boulevard with Elaine Block. We have that alternate side parking rules, in effect for today. Traffic and transit every 10 minutes on the ones breaking traffic alerts whenever they happen. Number us Meyer on tendon wins. A quarantine order no longer just a novel Coronavirus, talking points with nobody out there, checking on anyone with more cases trace back to travelers. Law enforcement now getting involved checkpoints actually set up of the Gospels and beyond bridges as well as the Outerbridge crossing. Watch for them as well of the Holland and Lincoln tunnels, transit hubs like Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal ahead. Dr. Ted Long runs the city's testing trace program starting Thursday. We're going to be the point teams to Penn Station To stop travelers to ensure that they've completed the travel form, and if they haven't walk them through it, and to complete it with them right then and there. The checkpoints will also be at bridges and tunnels. Sheriff Joe FaceIt O says. There will be license plate readers and stops. The only wayto have a effective checkpoint is having a random component to it. One in.
Sarah Paulson Resurrects Iconic ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ Villain in Netflix Series 'Ratched'
"For the prequel of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, released this fall will not see a new season of American horror story, However, Ryan Murphy looks to fill that void with the one flew over the Cuckoo's Nest prequel, Ratchet storing Sarah Paulson. The trailer for Ratchet, released Tuesday reveals the Siri's set in 1947 introduces us to ratchet as she begins her work in a Northern California mental facility should bathe more often. Your fingernails are filthy. We're new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind. But even though she presents well, her stylish exterior bellies a growing darkness within revealing true monsters are made not born. Ratchet premieres September 18th. Michelle Pelino Fox News.
Fresh update on "ted" discussed on Trailer Junkies Podcast
"To your living room. Right that means got what fifteen dollars for me and my wife. Well, or whoever else is there are few and collusive WANNA come over. That's four people were fifteen dollars. You know what I'm saying right and twelve but think about this though how many people won't pay fifteen dollars because when you're at home, you're already in the psychological mindset that well, I'm already paying for Netflix why can't it just be on Netflix I'm already paying for right exactly. HBO Why can't they just put an HBO? Why do I have to pay another fifteen bucks when this fifteen dollars a month now you're going to charge fifteen dollars for one movie but then like you said how many people can watch it or something you know it's I. Don't know man it's like I can't see the. Current theatrical business model that's gotTa Change Somehow I don't know what it's going to look like but man I have no idea Jim I. couldn't tell you that but like you said if they if they're not making the money, they're not gonNA pay your wage and they're not going to be actors millions they get and you can't blame them I mean how you? GonNa pay somebody you don't have any money coming in you know one hundred percent. Yeah I agree I mean I don't know man it's going to be ugly though I think it's going to be ugly is think people got to take this serious I mean yeah. Instead of going to the or whatever you WanNa do you know I mean I think it's dumb. Well and we go go to Home Depot I'll have my mask gun boys will have their masks on, and then there'll be some guy in the in home depot with no mask videos you guys see online where somebody's arguing they walked into a trader joes with no mask and she's having a or something else like sheesh. Well, here's the funny thing. The fighting. So there'll be some other guy in there and say, Sir please wear your mask appropriately or something right and then they get into a fist fight over it I know over this way to Moscow. So then we're at home depot and the guys that were masquerade. So Mike, he'll walk up to. Can you put your mask on I? Think that's fantastic. I'm just thinking to myself. Yeah. Yell at my kid, right that was the guy do. Do the job NASQAD. He can't deny the five year old. CARE stand to Jim. Somebody. Will say, Oh, I got a health problem. I can't breathe I'm at the grocery store. Thank God options that they could me my wife disorder groceries today and they delivered doorstep well I think about this if your lungs are so bad that you can't wear masks for health reasons because you can't breathe and you better not be on public because if you get covert nineteen, your dead urine trouble right now I agree it serious I mean. You get it. It's pretty nasty. Yeah. Yeah. All right, man. So to end on a high note to let let. It. Let's put this way. It's the reality that we're living in and everything. So to end on a high note, any positives? Coming from your work or anything I mean break before we leave here. You'd like to share. Well, they said productions opposed to start up the next couple of months. So now this is for like TV and all that kind of Stevie all the TV shows are opposed to be back in a couple of months. Okay. Cool. We'll see that don't change. You know the governor shut down everything that could be But that's the rumor rain. This is a rumor I mean they said they were starting June look. What August now not August. Yeah, and nothing yet. So and the thing that sucks though is I mean we don't get back to production soon there's GonNa be no TV to watch pretty I. Mean I guarantee you know we're deep in the archives of what they were going to release and they don't have a big stockpile anymore. I mean I heard a couple of things that one of the guys I know our work. He says, yeah we bought a couple of shows from overseas. I mean you know right but I don't know what they are prey British shows wrestling say it could be but that's so they're shooting in other countries I heard yeah. Is it but our country has the highest rates of covid nineteen than anybody else. So we're approaching a couple of hundred thousand deaths. You know it's crazy. Yeah that's pretty that's scary. All right. Hey this was awesome. I had a great time at a fantastic time and I love listening to your guys show and I've listened to it every time I get home from work. I listened to your show I listened probably about fifteen episodes so far and I enjoy them. Cool. Think you intend to a great. Viane Ted's around too because like I said I like to be on there with Ted to because. He's funny and now that we got your background and stuff, we don't have to revisit it and you can always obviously shared like any fun stories that are relevant to anything we're talking about. Would it be fun to have on once in a while to just the dicing trailers and maybe if we have some Warner Brothers That's the. The Johnson House. Or whatever I don't. Exactly Exactly you know. Yeah. Cool. All right man. We'll hey you have a good night and we'll talk to you assume. Happy. On again when Ted's around I'd love it. All right. We'll talk to that are frank and have a good night. All right. Bye Bye. Next week, join Jim and Ted as they disarming another Hollywood bomb or marketing masterpiece piece remember the Holy Trinity You podcasting subscribe like share..
California Virus Cases Underreported, Health Official Says
"Officials say a technical glitch in the system used to track cases of the virus in California has led to not all cases being reported. The state's Department of Public Health says the Elektronik system used by most local health department statewide to report data about infectious diseases is experiencing serious technical issues, and they say it's resulting in Corona virus cases being significantly undercounted. There were just over 4500 new cases reported Tuesday. About 5700 Monday totals over the two lowest single day increases since early July and abrupt change of the numbers that have been spiking steadily in recent weeks. A note with the Department of Public Health. Latest report says that due to issues with the state's Elektronik laboratory reporting system, the data represent an underreporting of actual positive cases in one single day. Cliff Albert Kogo news
Fresh "TED" from Trailer Junkies Podcast
"Dick Butkus one of the bears best players of all time the Chicago bears was done with this scene and he's walking down the street and I had my little Chicago bears hat on and my friend who was electrocution had a green bay packer had no. Now you know being from Chicago, you hate the packer rare packer fans eight their fans. So me and my friend Max we run up to Dick and he sees me with my bears hat on he goes you find you get out of here he was talking to my. Boyfriend Max left and we were We must have talked to him for like fifteen twenty minutes and that was the highlight of my career is needing. Oh, that's so cool. In and where you only have trailers and posters to judge a movie Jim and Ted Strike Out to answer the age old question, will you see it? The. Good evening it is episode one, Twenty, eight and Ted and his family are traveling across the US on a road trip back to DC where they originally from. So tonight, instead of Ted I have Frank Monaco who works for Warner Brothers studios with us. Frank how the Hell Aria. I'm doing good. My cousin. Yeah. Frank is my cousin by the way and we. I told him I said, hey, how about you trying to on the podcast and you know kind of take the place spare everybody another replay. So you have a stella you said tonight, right to be dress I have a stella. Right so still I don't know if I've ever had a stellar on this show says Belgium Belgium beer. My wife got still is good I like style. This is a good logger. A firestone Union Jack and I don't know I might have had the sun the show. But after one, hundred, twenty, eight episodes who the hell's counting you know I can't keep track a lot of beer my friend, a lot of beer. For Beard's we try to do a different one every night, but I'm probably going to start running out of him after some point. All right. Frank. We got you on the show tonight and every once in a while we do some industry interviews we people on who work in the industry in different realms and everything we've had trailer editors. We've had audio people we've had musicians we've had directors and producers. We've had a lot of different people on the show. So. Give us a bit of a background about what you do where you work how long you've been there and you know anything else. You'd think people would enjoy hearing about you your job and and you know we could get into some fun stories and after that well, I've been at Warner Brothers studios for thirty years. This is my thirtieth year. Wait thirty, thirty years. They don't give people that much time for murder. Thirty years and I actually in the summertime I keep everybody. Cool. So we take care of the stages we take care of the office buildings we take our sound stages I I did Ellen for like ten years controlling her temperature I in the wintertime we take care of the heat keep everybody warm and that's what I've been doing for the last thirty years. Yeah and you've been I. Know You've been nights for a long time and that's like when people would shoot most often or yes. A lot of long hours Jim I worked seventeen years at night and I remember for example when. Brooke Shields had her pilot suddenly. Susan. On bring anybody remembers that show. But yeah, I remember that show. Yeah. So I remember they shot the pilot and then they wanted to recast one of the actors it's been. So long I don't remember but I stay two weeks till six in the morning. A Lot. That's one thing about working nights in these shows you're gonNA. Stay a long time with brick shields the one in like blue lagoon the. And Blue Lagoon she was. Married to a Agassi the tennis player. Okay. And I remember seeing him a lot on the stage always had his tennis racket in the stage. It was funny. He always used to swinging inside the stage while she was shooting was. The hitting hitting a ball just swinging it no wants a hit a ball. He was just swinging. It is practicing I. Guess that was like in his prime I. Guess. Yeah whenever you need to I guess it's like a gull for just dislike shoot blanks, golf balls or something you know exactly but no, but he was he was really cool and. One thing about working in, Hollywood, is you work a lot of hours, lots of our. Our friends and West Wing and they'd be there to four or five and Gilmore Girls I. Mean I was there to four or five in the morning every single night especially like well, for example, if they have a call time at six on Monday, two days going to be eight o'clock and then Wednesday is going to be ten o'clock and then Thursday's going to be you know noon and then Friday comes and their start time is to always do fourteen hours usually. So, I was there like every Friday I knew was there till four or five or six in the morning? And the actors and everybody there the whole time there the whole time. To work harder something and it's like a hard work. Well, it is. It is very hard because I remember once Gilmore girls were shooting. So I went over to my buddy and he was a sound engineer, the sound mixer at the time and I said Hey much longer got goes we'll be done eleven o'clock. So I go over there eleven o'clock he goes now we're still shooting I ended up staying till five in the morning. One of the actors couldn't get his line and it was very basic line and I remember he. Producer. He goes. Okay that's it. We're done just printed whatever it takes. That's good enough. We're going home I was there to five in the morning they're supposed to wrap at ten thirty. In the morning. That's good enough. That's what he said. He was just so fed up because it kid couldn't get his line I mean it was like and everybody on the show was really getting frustrated and they said that's it. That's enough. I mean, I'm like craft, service and food and everything is going the whole night. Oh Jeez Jim off while let's see friends used to ship in a while when friends had their audience. I think it was on Friday or Thursday it's been so long but they would ship in philly cheese steaks from. Chicago Chicago like pizza from. The. They had the best craft Sir I mean I'm not exaggerating I. Eat like a king go in there. Oh has some food Chinese food. philly cheese steaks You you'd be surprised what kind of food they had some of these shows and this is friends. This is friends Oh man, and so the main reason you're staying so you can help shut down the stage at when everything's over is with the heat and air conditioning. Well, you gotTA consider though With the middle of the summertime, these stages with these lights before they had led lights, they didn't have led now they got led lights that run a lot cooler than the old lights used to run. But yeah, those stages the gut to one hundred degrees if the air was a non Oh man because of the lighting. Yes. Because of the lighting I'm not exaggerating wow. Yeah it they'll stages got hot. So we would have I'd have all the pump until they were done. I couldn't leave until they.
Ted Cruz says President Trump 'absolutely right' to call out mail-in ballot fraud concerns
"Senator Ted Cruz, discussing President Trump's place to stop mail in balloting over claims of voter fraud. When it comes to elections. We want elections to be thanked. We want them to be secure. We want that when you go and captive vote that that vote count and then that the integrity of the election be protected. President Trump is filing a lawsuit against the state of Nevada after it enacted a new law providing mail in ballots, toe all voters. There's no evidence of widespread fraud linked to mail in ballots but concerned about potential abuses, more states are moving to mail in ballots to protect poll workers and voters from Corona virus.
Tayshia Adams Is The Bachelorette!
"Is less the Bachelorette than benefits this last will week. have a black And female some folks lead just for received the second checks time in below the show's history. $235 It's been confirmed that to live on for Tasha the entire week. Adams House will finally Democrats get the are chance demanding to find that the love. extra $6 After a week appearing be paid by on the Colton federal government, Underwood's season and that remains and in place bachelor through in Paradise January because they 2021. are after love after But all, Senate Republicans, yeah, Adams the members of the Trump is following administration, in the footsteps say the extra of six Rachel hundreds Lindsey, of kin to paying who is Americans the franchise not is tow first work, ever given black the 2/3 lead in of 2003 Americans have actually received Move comes more on the money heels and unemployment of the reality benefits. shows decision Then they to make did Matt from their James, former jobs, the first black bachelor Intermittent Romney. for the upcoming His proposal season. calls for I
Health officials warn there may never be a "silver bullet" for coronavirus
"Of the World Health Organization says there's no silver bullet for Corona virus and may never be won. His warning comes as half a dozen companies are in the last phase of testing their experimental vaccines. Dr Ted Rose points out that most people remain susceptible to the virus, even in places that had severe outbreaks.
Chris Hemsworth to Swim With Sharks for National Geographic
"Taking a break from playing Thor Moonlight in Shark Human Relations. Chris Hemsworth is jumping into summer 2021 toe headline nachos Shark Fest with Shark Beach, The Avengers actor will take off on a lifelong mission to investigate the measures put in place to safeguard humankind's coexistence. With sharks and to uncover the complicated truth behind the alarming increase and shark attacks in Australia. The Aussie native will be joined by the world's preeminent shark experts, including marine biologist, conservationists, surfers and shark advocates. Together, they will examine the reason for the increase shark attacks. And how existing preventive measures work to help keep human shark encounters at bay. Michelle Pelino Fox News. Let's see
There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19, WHO warns
"Is 18 million infections into the corona virus Pandemic and the head of the World Health Organization is warning their money may never be a silver bullet in the fight against the virus, and there might never be W. H O directed General Ted Ross Adnan Gabriel, saying he hopes effective vaccines will be found. But he says it's too early to give predictions. Ted, you're saying face masks should become a symbol of solidarity around the world. Fox's Simon Owen in
How To Have A Movie Night Under The Stars
"Most movie theaters is still shut down amid the pandemic. What's a big screen movie loving family in Illinois to do? Are you tired of Netflix movies on the couch? Well, how about turning your backyard into a theater? Apparently the latest trend people buying big screens for their backyard and having movie nights under the Stars blew tag Leah with Abd Elektronik CE in Chicago. The trend is to get outside to get outside of the home where you're sitting around with 14 people on top of each other. Get outside. We've got more space. Enjoy the warm, beautiful weather we have right now in view TV and listening music outside easier than ever everything from projecting a movie on a bed sheet to big high end systems costing thousands of dollars. Movies under the stars in your backyard, the latest trend thanks to the Corona virus in Mount Prospect, Illinois. The backyard. I'm Jeff Flock. Fox News.
Apple Fire in California spreads to over 20,000 acres
"Are on the front lines of the apple fire in Riverside County, which is only 5% contained after burning more than 20,000 acres and forcing thousands to evacuate. 15 engines have been sent from Caliph. I wre San Diego caliph IRS, Thomas Shoot, says The agency is well equipped to help out and still stop any fires in our own backyard. It's nice that little toe offer stuff to help. We all know it. Plenty of resources make their way down to us when we're so we have plenty of resources and still well covered. Shoot, says The pandemic is also changing how evacuation shelters air run, keeping as few people as possible on site there, make sure they're taken care of, and and they're gay and my hotel in place to stay and additional help. Also coming from San Diego fire rescue as well as fire departments and power away and Coronado Joshua Lipton KOGO News. An
What you need to know about 'murder hornets'
"Asian giant Hornet also known as the Murder Hornet, poses a big threat to the beekeepers. Washington State They slaughtered Ted McFalls colonies. They killed all the workers, The drones, the queen, so state scientists like Chris Looney are hunting them down. We're experimenting right now with infrared. Cameras essentially to see if we can locate those nests in the ground, and they've enlisted the help of regular citizens. This is trapped, 15 35 well make traps with orange juice and rice wine. But they are only to take photos and otherwise leave the Hornets alone. They have one of the more painful stings that's known toe humankind. Steve
Washington state captures "murder hornets"
"It's not a plague of Locusts, but an invasion of giant hornets. That's worrying scientists in Washington state. CBS news correspondent Steve K. Thin as a story the Asian Giant Hornet also known as the Murder Hornet, poses a big threat to the beekeepers. Washington State They slaughtered Ted McFalls colonies. They killed all the workers, The drones, the queen, so state scientists like Chris Looney are hunting them down. We're experimenting right now with infrared. Cameras, and they've enlisted the help of regular citizen. This is trapped. 15 35 well make traps with orange juice and rice wine, but they are only to take photos and otherwise leave the Hornets alone have one of the more painful stings.
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be 'felt for decades to come,' WHO chief says
"Health Organization officials say the good news is that the covert 19 vaccine development process is taking place at a record speed. But director General Dr Ted Rose autonomy embraces points out the pandemic is a once in a century health crisis. The effects of which will be felled for decades to come in the CDC, now forecasting the U. S death toll from the virus could reach 182,000 people by August 22nd the
LA Lakers and Utah Jazz squeak by as NBA reopens amid player protests
"And to close showdowns cap off night. One of the NBA's restart. Matt Napolitano has the latest players, coaches and officials kneeling Thursday during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. Sporting Black lives matter T shirts. Right to the NBA's returned to action for the first point in the Orlando bubble would come from the man whose positive Corona virus test brought the season to a halt back in March. Go bare back in on favors. Nice spin and the bucket and the foul line Eagle on TNT. Rudy Go Bear with E and want to start things for the Utah jazz his free throws with seconds to go when I'm not being the game winners as the Jazz rally to defeat the New Orleans pelicans. One of 6 to 104 means I'm LeBron James and play hero with a late tip into top off a double double of 16 points, 11 rebounds. Guiding the L. A Lakers to a 103101 win over the Clippers. Updating our top
Federal agents tear-gas Portland protesters again
"Ted Wheeler, who has been roundly criticized by residents of the city for his handling of the 60 plus nights of protests, says he's pleased federal agents are going to be leaving. I remain Cautiously optimistic that federal tactical teams deployed by the president to occupy this community are poised to leave. After yesterday's announcement, thousands of protesters descended on the federal courthouse in Portland, drawing dozens of agents out of the building. By this morning, they're arm or arrests and more use of tear gas and impact munitions. Another
Pandemic May Push Cuba To Ease Restrictions On Tightly Controlled Economy
"Leaders of Cuba have been promising for years to ease restrictions on their tightly controlled economy. Now the pandemic, maybe forcing them to actually do that. NPR's carry con reports. When you hear dollar store, you probably think discounts right? Not in Cuba. Last week, the government opened dozens of new stores for shoppers with hard currency, euros and dollars. They're anything but cheap. As video blogger Frank cameras showed off after sneaking his camera phone into one of the store's Havana in a friend's strolled the stock dial's checking out prices. 30 bucks for a block of Gouda cheese, $11 a pound for a beef steak way beyond the reach of most Cubans. And it's not just the prices that make the store's off limits. It's the hassle of getting into one problem. What I'd have to get up before don grab a bus and then wait in a line that every day seems to be growing longer, says Enrique. He works for a state agency and didn't want to give his full name for fear of Reprisals, He says. Last time he looked The lines were at least several hours long. Cuba's government is hoping residents will endure the weight and give up their Stashes of dollars, mostly sent from family abroad. The government's even dropped a 10 per cent tax on all dollar transactions. They have a liquidity crisis. Ted Hankin of Brew College in New York is an expert on the Cuban economy. This is a quick way that they can Transfer the money that's in the pockets of Cuban citizens and or their relatives abroad to Philip. It's empty coffers so that it can buy things abroad like food and fuel, which the government can't do with a Cuban pesos that is worthless on international markets. The island's economy has lost subsidies from Venezuela suffered increased sanctions from the Trump administration and now is reeling from the collapse of tourism because of the Corona virus. So along with opening the hard currency stores, the regime now says it will loosen restrictions on Cuba's growing private sector. President Miguel Diaz Canel, in a speech broadcast on state TV this month, said the country can't keep doing the same thing because the current economic model isn't producing results that Cuba needs. So now, the government says it will give private businesses more legal protections, allow them to import and export goods and give them access to cheaper wholesale markets. Richard Feinberg, an economist at the University of California, San Diego, says the reforms are definitely a move in the right direction. However, there are reasons for some skepticism. Many of these measures have been announced before several times, so the proof will be in the speed and efficiency of implementation of these measures. Feinberg says. Thes air all things Communist leader Raul Castro proposed a decade ago, but we're stymied by hard liners in the party. He says. Maybe Castro's handpicked president will have better luck. Perhaps now, perhaps course there's no transparency. It's hard to know. But perhaps now the reformers have gained the upper hand with the supported President Diaz Canel Libert. Fuente is optimistic about the government's willingness to make the moves, especially given the worldwide economic slump. He owns a computer workshop in Havana. He has nearly no dollars left after four months of the Corona virus locked down so he can't shop in one of the new dollar stores, But he says he's holding on To be alive. Breathing on deep operating is assessed in your he's hopeful he'll be able to fulfill his dream and grow grow his his computer computer business. business. Jerrycan. Jerrycan. NPR NPR NEWS. NEWS.
Illinois Reviewing Legitimacy of Kanye West's Petition to Be on Ballot
"To get on the November Illinois ballot as an independent presidential candidate is being challenged State Board of Elections Records show. The rapper in Chicago native faces three challenges to the petition signatures he submitted. One Challenge claims West petition lacked the minimum 2500 valid signatures of registered Illinois voters and were improperly notarized. It also contends that Kanye's failure to name a vice presidential running mate Invalidated his effort to make the fall
"ted" Discussed on TED Radio Hour
"Sometimes, simple act of kindness toward another person. A, thank you. Complement of vote of confidence can have a much bigger effect than we realize and can even change the way we look at ourselves. And for Jacobs that kind of appreciation turned into a journey of a thousand. Thank us all for just a cup of coffee. I decide to go backwards so started with the Barista at Joe Coffee, which is coffee chain in New York where I go? And I thanked her, and she thanked me for thanking her. Would you say to her? You said Hey I just WANNA extra. Thank you for making my cup of coffee this morning. That's it I just rest my gratitude and I think she was pleasantly surprised because he doesn't get thanked all that often. So you after thinking the Barista I, guess you decided to meet with a guy named Ed Kaufman, who who works for Joe Coffee, so yeah I met at Kaufman who is the guy who goes around the world testing the beans tasting them and I loved that because he was so passionate about this brown liquid, and he taught me how to differentiate the tastes, because he would take a sip, and his face would light up, and he would say sensing honey, Crisp Apple, and able syrup in pineapple, upside down cake, and I love that idea of of savoring and appreciating. It's so tied.
"ted" Discussed on TED Radio Hour
"Writer professional lifestyle experimenter. self-described curmudgeon I talk about I think in every everyone has the two sides the Larry David side in the Mr Rogers side, so the grumpy pessimist and the optimistic grateful side so many people have helped me to come to this night and I believe. I was born with a very strong. Larry David Side I was very good at finding things to be annoyed about and I think a lot of us are, if you hear a hundred compliments and a single insult, what do you remember the insult? Would you just take along with me? Ten seconds to think of the people who have helped you. Become who you are I was. Aware here that I have this negative bias. This Larry David side, but I wanted to bulk up the Mr Rogers side. Ten seconds of silence. I'll watch the time. It's not something that comes naturally to me and to most people I don't think it comes naturally. You have to cultivate this idea of gratitude. Whomever you've been thinking about. How pleased they must speed to know the difference you feel they've made. What what happened to you to say? Wait a minute I'm not. Appreciate people not. Being grateful. was, a Piff Neil. What was it? Well I. Think it was partly intellectually I knew the power of gratitude. There are tons of studies about how good it is for you. How helps ward off depression? You recover more quickly. You sleep better better. You're more generous. So, intellectually I knew like I should be grateful. But how do you do that and that's when? I decided you know what I'm going to try? This ritual at home where I'm going to try to say thanks to all the people who helped make my meal a possibility so I would I would. Say you know I'd like to thank the farmer who grew the tomato? Cashier who rang the tomatoes up at the grocery store? And, that's when my son who is ten very perceptively said. You Know Dad that's fine, but it's also totally lame, because those people can't hear you. They're not in our apartment. So if you really are committed, then you should go and thank those people in person. Aj. Jacobs picks up the story. From the Ted Stage. Now I'm a writer and for my books. I like to go on adventures. Go on quests so I decided I'm going to take my son up on his challenge. It seems simple enough and to make it even simpler. I decided to focus on just one item my morning cup of coffee. Well, it turned out to be not so simple at all. This quest took me around the world. I discovered that my coffee would not be possible without hundreds of people I take for granted so I would thank the trucker who drove the coffee beans to the coffee shop, but he couldn't have done his job without the road, so I would think the people who pave the road. And then I would think the people who made the asphalt for the pavement. And he couldn't do his job without the folks who drew the yellow lines on the road because they kept my truck driver from smashing into oncoming traffic. Splitting an atom because you can think the people who mixed the paint for the lines on the road, and then the people who made the machines to enable the paints to be mixed and the people who mind the iron to make the machines to mix the paint then. You can. There's lots of people think. Oh, it's never incident. I could have spent the next fifty years of my life, thanking people and I could have given a Ted talk that was about four hundred hours long, because yeah, that's what it made me realize how interconnected! Everything is how many people it takes. It doesn't take a village to make a cup of coffee and takes.
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"The show today ideas for curious thinkers of all ages and our guide on this hour is my predecessor Guy Ross. Hello, okay, so we just heard Suzanne Simard to tell us about how trees cooperate with one another, and it really gets you thinking about how all kinds of other beings may be communicating, which brings us to the next topic that you brought us. Dolphins Oh man. KINK around with Dolphin. Can't go wrong dolphins. I I learned about and dolphins like communicate through clicks right learn about this from the prisoner about to hear denise hosing. She has spent her entire life studying a very specific pod of dolphins in the Bahamas, and I, remember Malaysia remember seeing this Ted Talk in person and twenty thirteen. And I was totally blown away at the idea that one day we might be able to talk to communicate with not just with dolphins, but with animals like Dr Doolittle. Right I was. Fascinated by that story as a kid never that. And we are closer to that possibility today than ever before. I've seen lots of pictures of if you under water holding a camera. When you're down there. Does it feel like. It's almost like A. Just a better place to I, don't I don't do you get that feeling while you know. It's an immersion into a three dimensional world. The tides and the currents and the salt and the waves, and I mean. It all feeds into your understanding of what their world is like. Usually when I'm down there I'm like trying to follow behavior in make cameras on. It's actually mostly work really right. Denise hosing has been doing that work every summer. With this same group of Dolphins in the Bahamas see is just calculated recently for thirty five years. Breath thousand encounters in the water with the dolphins. Each of those a counters is about twenty minutes long so over one thousand hours of footage and. Data so yeah, it's a lot of data certainly for dolphins and the point of all that data of all that work is to help denise answer one question. Do they have a language. And if so, what are they talking about? A here's denise hurting on the Ted. Stage, now I'm interested in dolphins because of their large brains, and we know they use of that brainpower for just living complicated lives. But what do we really know about Dolphin Intelligence? We know that their brain to body ratio, which is a physical measure of intelligence, is second only to humans. cognitively they can understand artificially created languages. And they pass self awareness tests in mirrors and some parts of the world. They use tools like sponges to hunt fish. Now Dolphins are natural acoustics. They make sounds ten times as high and here's sounds ten times as high as do, but they have other communications signals they use. They have good vision, so these body postures to communicate. They have taste, smell, and touch and sound can actually be felt in the water, because the acoustic impedance of tissue and water's about the same, so dolphins can buzz and tickle each other at a distance. So decades ago, not years ago. I set out to find a place in the world where I could observe dolphins underwater to try to crack the code of their communication system. I will how? How do dolphins communicate to each other? Well, you know we can actually hear fairmount Their whistles are fairly audible to us. They have plex. They have burst pulses which are also. Packets of clicks. So. They have all these different cues, and they use body postures in combination with sounds that will basically communicate certain things to each other. This is total anthropomorphic station, but When you think of like when you see a dolphin animated or drawn and a kids book. They seem be smiling, but we should not interpolate that that means that they're happy all the time. Right Oh definitely. No, yeah, that is just a physical. Physical Cigna they have, going How do you respond? When other researchers say you know? Push back and say hey, like let's not do that. Let's not. anthropomorphized these creatures. You know you just keep doing your work, I think I. don't even think it's a discussion anymore. Honestly most of us that work with social mammals I think kind of move beyond that and just say well. It's a valuable tool for thinking about how they might think. Let's do the work, is it? Is it even we're to talk about Dolphin language, or or is, is it? Should we be talking about Dolphin Communication Yeah. We don't really usually talk about language because we don't have it yet. but thinking out of the boxes. Boxes you know it's like intelligence are other different kinds and types of intelligence. Are there different kinds and types of language I mean? We know there's tons of kinds of language with humans right, but one of the big things about language is that you can communicate about a different time and space right? Are they talking about the food? They're chasing. Are the eating, or are they talking about? Hey, let's go to the reef and a couple of days and meet up with this other group. You know we don't know and that's where. ANTHROPOMORPHIC can be a tool for thinking about how animals might be thinking. which brings us back to the Bahamas and a pivotal moment in Denise Hers Ings Years of work with Atlantic spotted dolphins there. It happened one summer because in the mid nineties. The dolphins did something they had never done with denise before. We just started noticing the dolphins were just start doing things. This is completely a wild right but we knew the individuals and they would start doing things like. Our Body posture in some cases mimicking rhythm of our sounds in the water. We were doing anything vocally. And we just Kinda thought. Would it be cool to see what we empower them? To communicate back to us. In the key to unlocking that communication. Turned out to be, play. Dolphins just like humans love to play games. Mostly with toys, piece of Robe, a bit of seaweed, anything can pull around in the water. Correct! So what kind of games do they like to play well, it's mostly called. Keep away. That is if they get the toy, then the ideas they like to be chased they like to let you get almost close enough to grab the toy, but then they speed off and that's the game. That's what they play with each other actually. The only question was had to use that play to crack the code. The code that would unlock the meaning behind the dolphins noises now one way to crack the code is to interpret these signals and figure out what they mean, but it's a difficult job, and we actually don't have a Rosetta stone yet, but a second way to crack the code is to develop some technology, an interface to due to a communication, and that's what we've been trying to do in the Bahamas and in real time. So we built a portable keyboard that we get pushed through the water and we labeled four objects. They like to play with the scarf ropes, guests them, and also had a bow ride, which is fun activity for open. And that's the scarf whistle, and these artificially created whistles. They're outside the Dolphin's normal repertoire. But. They're easily mimicked by the dolphins and I. Spent Four Years With my colleagues. Adam pack and Fabienne dealt four a working out in the field with this keyboard, using it with each other to do requests for toys while the dolphins were watching, and the dolphins get in on the game, they could point at the visual object, or they could mimic.
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"I'm a new summer ODI, and for most kids around the country school is officially out of session, but unlike other summers, many kids and teens are stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic and so today. We've got an episode for everyone. Kids, adults, parents teens. You are all invited on this journey because we've invited a certain dad back on the show to share the coolest things he's learned over the years here on the Ted Radio Hour topics to blow the minds of young and old and. Mystery guest host. Can you please introduce yourself? It's the Ted. Radio NPR Guy Roz hello. Hello Guy, well back, thank you. Okay, so guy, not only were you the host of this show until you so graciously handed over the reins to me, but you are also the host of a rather popular podcast for kids right? Yeah, it's called. Wow, on the world. It's a journey through real scientific research, and it sounds a little weird, but it's like a cartoon for the ear where me and my co host. Mindy Thomas go on journeys into space and back in time and. Underwater and everywhere in between searching for incredible scientific discoveries, and it's this joyful wonderful experience for us, and hopefully for the kids who listen to the show. That includes my kids and we sorta figured since you and I are both home with our children this summer. Be The perfect person to come on and curate a special summer show for the entire Ted Radio. Hour family and you have so kindly brought for of your favorite segments that you did over the years. How did you even begin to choose which segments? We're going to bring us well. I think like you probably experience there lot of Ted talks that my kids love and on a really inspired by, and then there's some that you know of course are sort of over their heads right, but I really wanted to bring segments that spoke to curiosity and. The sort of all that kids naturally have about the world, and so that's how we kinda came up with this this collection and I will say I did feel that way about the first segment that you brought to us. This one is called. How do trees collaborate? Tell us about it. I love this segment so much So basically scientists basic forever thought that trees competed against each other for resources right for water and son, and nutrients, and they figured that the tallest trees in the forest where the strongest trees right it makes sense. But Suzanne Simard the scientists that were about to hear from she. Changed the way that scientists now think about trees because it turns out, they don't compete at all. In fact, trees collaborate. They work together through this mysterious. Superhighway, there is an entire communication network happening under our feet. Let's listen. Forest ecologist Suzanne. Simard had a hunch. Yes, that's right. She thought that trees. Could Talk. Imagine like when you're walking through the forest you, might you hear the crunching of the? Twigs under your feet in the rustling of the lease. But she thought. If there's more going on. Big Chattering going on that, we can't hear. That they're attuned to each other. Now at the time, a team of scientists in England were wrapping up an experiment where they'd grown in the laboratory. These pine seedlings together in little route boxes that you could see through. And the scientists took two of these pine seedlings, these baby trees that were in the same box in the same dirt, and then the exposed one of these ceilings to a radioactive carbon dioxide, gas, carbon, fourteen radioactive carbon, and what they found was that some of that radioactive gas, the carbon fourteen made its way into the second seedling. You can visualize you could see it, and so from this experiment. It seemed that somehow these two plants in the same dirt. Or connected and I thought wow. Maybe this is what's going on in my forests. Maybe Suzanne Samara thought maybe all the trees in a forest or connected. In a kind of network. Like our airport system or transportation system our social networks. And maybe she thought all of this was happening underground. When we walk through the forest, what we see is human beings. We just see these beautiful trees growing out of the ground, but we don't see that there are actually completely linked underground in this superhighway. Suzanne decided to prove this underground network existed. She devised an experiment using some of the same radioactive gas, a geiger counter to measure it and a patch of Birch and for trees. I figured the Burton. A for would be connected in a below ground web. Suzanne picks up the story from the Ted. Stage and I gathered my apparatus plastic bags and duct tape and shade cloth paper suit a respirator. And then I borrow some high-tech stuff from my university. The first day of the experiment we got out to our plot and I pulled on my weight paper suit. I put on my respirator. I put the plastic bags over my trees I got my giant Syringes and I injected carbon fourteen, the radioactive gas into the bag of Birch I waited an hour. I figured it would take this long for the trees to suck up the CO two through photosynthesis Senate down into their roots, and maybe shuttle that carbon below ground to their neighbors. I went to my first bag with the Birch I pulled the bag off. Iran my Geiger counter over its leaves. Perfect the Birch had taken up the radioactive gas then the moment of truth I went over to the for tree. I pulled off its bay. I ran the Geiger counter up its needles and I heard the most beautiful sound. It was the sound.
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"I'm a new summer ODI and for most kids around the country school is officially out of session, but unlike other summers, many kids and teens are stuck at home because of the coronavirus pandemic and so today. We've got an episode for everyone kids, adults, parents teens. You are all invited on this journey because we've invited a certain dad back on the show to share the coolest things he's learned over the years here on the Ted Radio Hour topics to blow the minds of young and old and. Mystery guest host. Can you please introduce yourself? It's the Ted. Radio NPR Guy Roz hello. Hello guy well back, thank you. Okay so guy, not only were you the host of this show until you so graciously handed over the reins to me, but you are also the host of a rather popular podcast for kids right? Yeah, it's called. Wow, on the world. It's a journey through real scientific research, and it sounds a little weird, but it's like a cartoon for the ear where me and my co host Mindy Thomas go on journeys into space and back in time and. Underwater and everywhere in between searching for incredible scientific discoveries, and it's this joyful wonderful experience for us, and hopefully for the kids who listen to the show. That includes my kids and we sorta figured since you and I are both home with our children this summer. Be The perfect person to come on and curate a special summer show for the entire Ted Radio Hour family and you have so kindly brought for of your favorite segments that you did over the years. How did you even begin to choose which segments we're going to bring us well I think like you probably experience there lot of Ted talks that my kids love and on a really inspired by, and then there's some that you know of course are sort of over their heads right, but I really wanted to bring segments that spoke to curiosity and. The sort of all that kids naturally have about the world, and so that's how we kinda came up with this. This collection and I will say I did feel that way about the first segment that you brought to us. This one is called. How do trees collaborate? Tell us about it I love this segment so much So basically, scientists basic forever thought that trees competed against each other for resources right for water and son, and nutrients, and they figured that the tallest trees in the forest where the strongest trees right it makes sense. But Suzanne Simard the scientists that were about to hear from she. Changed the way that scientists now think about trees because it turns out, they don't compete at all. In fact, trees collaborate. They work together through this mysterious. Superhighway, there is an entire communication network happening under our feet. Let's listen. Forest ecologist Suzanne Simard had a hunch. Yes, that's right. She thought that trees. Could Talk. Imagine like when you're walking through the forest, you, might you hear the crunching of the? Twigs under your feet in the rustling of the lease. But she thought. If, there's more going on. Big Chattering going on that. We can't hear. That, they're attuned to each other. Now at the time, a team of scientists in England were wrapping up an experiment where they'd grown in the laboratory. These pine seedlings together in little route boxes that you could see through. And the scientists took two of these pine seedlings, these baby trees that were in the same box in the same dirt, and then the exposed one of these ceilings to a radioactive carbon dioxide, gas, carbon, fourteen radioactive carbon, and what they found was that some of that radioactive gas, the carbon fourteen made its way into the second seedling. You can visualize you could see it, and so from this experiment. It seemed that somehow these two plants in the same dirt. Or connected and I thought wow. Maybe this is what's going on in my. Maybe Suzanne. Samara thought maybe all the trees in a forest or connected. In a kind of network. Like our airport system or transportation system our social networks. And maybe she thought all of this was happening underground. When we walk through the forest, what we see as human beings, we just see these beautiful trees growing out of the ground, but we don't see that there are actually completely linked underground in this superhighway. Suzanne decided to prove this underground network existed. She devised an experiment using some of the same radioactive gas, a geiger counter to measure it and a patch of Birch and for trees. I figured the Burton a for would be connected in a below ground web. Suzanne picks up the story from the Ted Stage, and I gathered my apparatus plastic bags and duct tape and shade cloth paper suit a respirator. And then I borrow some high-tech stuff from my university. The first day of the experiment we got out to our plot, and I pulled on my weight paper suit I. Put on my respirator. I put the plastic bags over my trees I got my giant Syringes, and I injected carbon fourteen, the radioactive gas into the bag of Birch. I waited an hour I figured. It would take this long for the trees to suck up the CO two through photosynthesis Senate down into their roots, and maybe shuttle that carbon below ground to their neighbors I went to my first bag with the Birch I pulled the bag off Iran. My Geiger counter over its leaves. Perfect. The Birch had taken up the radioactive gas. Then the moment of truth I went over to the for tree. I pulled off its bay. I ran the Geiger counter up its needles, and I heard the most beautiful sound. It was the sound.
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"Crescendo. Of all the other top right. It's all leading up to this moment. Where she's going to bring us home because she's talking about how we don't value things like domestic work work. That happens in the home like John. Cusack discussing she's She's really like pudding. Keep rewards ideas into action. She saying we need to measure all these different things inside and outside the donut. Yup She's creating the metrics that Hamdi was really focus on but on a country wide scale and she's also using the leadership tools of Lorna which is to work together with people food. You know man. The surface seem like a competitor in some ways And instead of being competitive and winning on this sort of global scale. She's collaborating with them. The what we're doing here in Scotland is I think significant but we have much much to learn from other countries. I mentioned a moment ago. Our partner nations in the well-being Network Iceland and New Zealand. North thing. And I will leave it to you to decide whether this is relevant or not. The all three of these countries are currently laid by women great. What New Zealand in two thousand? Nineteen publishing its varsity wellbeing budget at with mental health at its Heart Iceland leading the way on equal pay childcare and paternity rights and not policies that we immediately think of when we talk about creating a wealthy economy but policies policies that are fundamental to a healthy economy and a happy society. Yeah I think those those things like equal pay childcare and paternity rights. They get mentioned a lot in countries shuttling here in the United States but But they don't we think of them as like something that would be bad for the economy. Right we want to do it but she sang like no. This is these are. These policies are fundamental to a healthy economy and to a society. You know never mind is just happy but if functions at this point I have to say though I there's a little part of me that's like okay. Well you know. Scotland Iceland New Zealand tiny countries tiny economies very homogeneous populations. But I guess we've got to start somewhere. Yeah I mean I think I think that's true. I think that if you look at the United States it seems like a much more complicated kind of base to work off of right. It's bigger. It's more diverse. It has some you know historical challenges but the point is we can see where it's happening in other places and so yeah maybe those are the prototypes that test cases. We know how to scale things. So why can't we look at that and say okay first of all we should ask them like? How are you doing it Take the metrics that they've come up with and try to put them in place. It's not going to be perfect in the beginning but but why not. Just get it going like why not. Do you think that this is a flash in the PAN this moment of questioning what we value in our communities as countries as Connie's or is there is this GonNa be profound shift? Look like you know I. There's no way of of prophesyzing this clearly but but I do recognize that you do talk to a lot of business leaders and I think a lot of them are being truly shaken to the core and I I guess. I wonder if we're going to see that down the road right. I mean I. I think there's a reckoning here. I think it will somewhat depend on how long it lasts. It depends on what people decide matters. I think a lot of it's coming the surface but I also do believe that a lot of these trends were in play. Were happening shifts. Were being made demands. Were being made by employees and consumers and investors to make changes and I think we had momentum and I actually believe this will give us more momentum. I mean like this is a moment of truth and we should stare at it and we should look at it and we should decide how we want to come back to it. That's Corey Hey Jim. Ted's business curator Corey. Thank you so much thank you. This is great and you for tuning in today for ideas about what we value. You can see all of the toxic corey mentioned at Ted got. Npr Dot Org and to see hundreds more. Ted Talks. Checkout Ted Dot Com or the Ted our production staff at NPR includes Jeff Rodgers Sanaa's Michigan Poor Rachel Faulkner Diba Mohtashami James Lucy Hussey JC Howard. Katie Monteleone Maria Paz Gutierrez Christina Kala Kierra Brown and Matthew Clue Ta with help from Daniel Shchukin. Our theme music was written by Rahm Teen Arab. Louis our partners at Ted Chris Anderson Colin Helms Anna Phelan and Michelle quint. I'm a news summary. And you've been listening to the Ted Radio Hour from NPR..
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"So because I am very immuno-compromised Two bone marrow transplant I Moved into the attic of my parents house and so I found myself and this attic Alone and I began to kind of reflect on how familiar that isolation felt to me and so I came up with this project very much inspired by the hundred day project It's a thirty day creativity project Where I decided I would tap into my network of Raider artist and musician friends and ask them to each contribute. A journaling prompt And we launch and within twenty four hours we had thirty thousand people signed up for the isolation journalists. That's awesome So I think you know there's The the solidarity of Committing to a creative practice with tens of thousands of strangers who are doing it alone and together Within this surreal and strange time that we find ourselves in as you're explaining how this project works I keep thinking about this idea of transforming loneliness into enjoying solitude because I think there's a big difference between solitude and loneliness. Do you think you agree with that. Yeah I think loneliness is something that often fills not just difficult but involuntary and I think this shift from that to solitude which you know solitude is something that can feel extraordinarily generative And empower and but it's something that we choose and so. I think this project is just one small way that people are trying to figure out how to make that transition from `isolation in loneliness chew solitude and creative solitude that's like Jawad she's a writer and the creator of the isolation journals. You can hear her whole story on our episode moving forward. Watch her full talk at Ted Dot Com. Thanks so much for being here with me for this week's show on loneliness if you'd like to find out more about who was on it. Go to Ted Dot. Npr Dot Org and to see hundreds more. Ted Talks Checkout Ted Dot Com with Ted our production staff at NPR includes Jeff. Rodgers son is Michigan. Poor Rachel Faulkner Diba Sham James Delicacy. Jc Howard Katie Monte Leone. Rea- Pause Eras Christina. Kala here Brown and Hannah Bolanos with help from Daniel Shchukin and producer. Lisa Gray in Seattle are intern is Matthew Clue Ta our theme. Music was written by Ron Teen Arab. Louis our partners at Ted are Chris Anderson Colin Helms and a feeling and Michelle quit. I'M A new summer. Odi and you've been listening to the Ted Radio.
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"Pleasure and avoiding pain the ability to approach things. That are good for you and avoid things that are bad for you is fundamental to survival and in our modern day society trouble telling. The difference can be labeled as a mental illness. If I was having car trouble and I took my car mechanic. The first thing they do is look under the hood but with Mental Health Research. You can't just pop the hood with the press of a button. So this is why we do experiments on animals specifically in my lab mice to understand the brain. Well we need to study brains okay. So how does she do this? And and where does she do? The she has a lab so she is working out in California using a technique called upto genetics So in every ted talk like there to be a tab of vocabulary. Words will be tested on this late. We'll be the vocabulary word here. So algae have this light sensing Gene Right Gene tells them when to migrate up and down in the oceans remember the oceans and so the light hits it and the algae now oh let's go get more light so we can make more food. You can put this gene into other cells and one of the cells that they put it in is neurons. Those are the core cells of your brain. So when you shine a light on the neuron it either turns on or off and by controlling the neuron you can then control the mind the way. I think of optics. Genetics Is that. It's almost like building a remote control so my understanding is with Kay. It's it's a way to manipulate mices brains to turn certain areas on or off and then see if you if you mess with them physically those little mice brains. Has it change their behavior? Is that a really simplified but simplification of what works good. So she's she's working with mice. She's working with light and she studies. How our brain gives rise to emotion related behavior like people who struggle with anxiety that some of the things that she's trying to figure out how nice help us figure that out. Pretty anxious don't you think so? Mice have this behavior where they kind of you know generally stick to the corners And kind of hide themselves from that big bad world of of predators. But if you shine a light into their brain in a certain way they default to a more kind of exploratory behavior where they go out into the open a bit more now. Obviously a mouse life requires a bit of both But just by shining a light on these neurons. You're able to flip the switch of that behavior and drive the mice either out into the open or allow it to kind of follow. Its natural behavior and can hide in the corner. This is the elevated plus maze. It's a widely used anxiety test that measures the amount of time that the mouse spends in the safety of the closed arms relative to exploring the open arms. Mice have evolved to prefer enclosed spaces like the safety of their burrows but to find food water mates. They need to go out into the open. Where they're more vulnerable to predatory threats. So I'm sitting in the background here and unbought the flip the switch and now when I flip the switch and turn the light on you can see. The mouse begins to explore the open arms of as more and in contrast to drug treatments for anxiety. There's no sedation. No locomotor impairment just coordinated natural looking exploration so not only is the fact almost immediate but there are no detectable side effects. Now when I flip the switch off you can see. The mouse goes back to its normal brain function and back to. It's corner when I was in the lab and I was taking these data. I was all that myself and I was so excited so excited when these quiet screams how why was I so excited. I mean yeah. Theoretically I knew that the brain controlled the mind but flip the switch my hand and see the mouth changes behavioral state so rapidly and so reverse ably. It was really the first time that I truly believed it. You know as a scientist. This is the moment the moment where you get. It's uncharted and then you just heard it right there. That's right. What is the significance of her being able to turn on and off these behaviors? Well it starts to tease apart. What is kind of inherent inborn behaviour? What and what is Conscious behavior and where those borderlines are. Now obviously this is just mice and we're not shining lights to control people's brains as of yet But this is helping us understand how the kind of physical architecture of a brain then gives rise to these behaviors that we look at as evidence of a mind so when you call someone like Kaitai. She seems like someone who you know. She's thinking about humans. She wants to change the way that they're treated. She wants to help them. Essentially so is when she gets the call from you. Is she ready to go to explain this in Layman's terms or is that something that Wo- you know these papers that are published and reviewed by their colleagues and peers turning that into something that is not only educational but also entertaining is? It's a real. It's a journey. It's a slog I would even say having given a Tedtalk it's hard. Well it depends on the person. Sometimes you get to work with the Real Jim K. was a real gem. Your Real Jim It's part of the reason I have a job or sometimes I feel like my job is translation in large part. Taking a scientific jargon a word like up to genetics and translate that into something that everybody can understand. And it's super important that everybody understand these things because science is kind of building the world around us these Endless frontiers of discovery. That's what gave us the IPHONE. That's what gave us all the things that were coping with in our in our day to day lives and science will determine the world we live in in the future so understanding this and translating this for for everyone I think is crucial super important and I think just even walking around in your day to day life. I mean just after our conversation I'm made of Stardust Rocks Camille live What else there's a part of my brain that makes me want to have chocolate at four. Pm Or is it my mind. We're not sure yet. And there are species living at the bottom of the earth that that my imagination cannot fathom what they look like. And I think you know as we're bombarded minute after minute hour after hour with the headlines and we're we're thinking about running around as humans on earth it's important to reconnect with the wonder of the planet that we live on. That's right and the wonder of the universe that we find ourselves and it is these minds of ours that enable us to kind of look out there and be curious and find answers. David Yellow Ted's science curator. Thank you so so much thank you. That's David Yellow. He is Ted's science curator. Thanks so much to him for sharing his favorite talks and taking us into uncharted territory. You can see all the toxic David mentioned at Ted Dot. Npr Dot Org. You can see hundreds more. Ted Talks at Ted DOT COM or on the ten our production staff at NPR includes Jeff Rodgers Sanaa's Mesh comport Rachel Faulkner Deeb Motor Sham. James Delo Hussey JC Howard Katie. Monteleone ON RIA Gutierrez Christina. Kala here Brown end. Hannibal on IOS with help from Brent Bachman and Daniel Shchukin. Our INTERN IS MATTHEW. Klay and our theme music was written by Rahm Teen Arab. Louis our partners at Ted Chris Anderson Colin Helms Anna Phelan and Michelle Quinn. 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"Stage. I started talking to neuro scientists and cognitive psychologists and what they told me was fascinating it turns out that when you get bored you ignite a network in your brain called the default mode so our body. It goes on autopilot while we're folding the laundry or we're walking to work actually. That is when our brain gets really busy. Here's boredom researcher. Dr Sandy man wants to start daydreaming and allow you to really wonder you start thinking a little bit beyond the conscious a little bit into the subconscious which allows sort of different connections to take place. It's really awesome. Actually totally awesome right. So this is my brain and FM Ri. And I learned that in the default mode that is when we connect disparate ideas. We saw some of our most nagging problems and we do something called autobiographical planning. This is when we look back at our lives. We take note of the big moments. We create a personal narrative and then we set goals and we figure out what steps we need to take to reach them but now we chill out on the couch also while updating a Google doc. Who are replying to email. The average person checks email seventy four times a day and switches tasks on their computer. Five hundred and sixty six times a day. I discovered all this talking to professor of Informatics Dr Gloria Mark. So we find that when people are stressed. They tend to shift their attention. More rapidly We also found strangely enough. We find that the shorter amount of sleep that a person gets the more likely they are to check facebook. Were in this vicious habitual cycle. What could this cycle be broken like? What would happen? If we broke this vicious cycle what if we reclaim those cracks in our day? Could it help us? Jumpstart our creativity. Maybe my listeners could help me find out we call the project board and Brilliance and Within Forty eight hours twenty thousand people signed by. Yeah I was like. Oh not a special snowflake. This is a thing. People are feeling this so one day. Take the APP that your thumb always seems to gravitate towards take it off your phone and observe what it feels like and then decide. Do you want it back on your phone? Cool go forward if you do. But do not let the tech companies decide as their decision making. Don't let that be the default which it very much has become. I think for consumers so how tens of thousands of people who signed up for the challenge. Some of them called her up because they started to realize that their relationship with their phone had kind of become co dependent the relationship between a baby and teddy bear or a baby. Banke or a baby that wants its mother's cradle when its done being held by stranger that's the relationship between me and my I think of my phone leg power tool useful but dangerous if I'm not handling it properly if I don't pay close attention I'll suddenly realize that I've lost an hour of time. Doing something totally mindless okay. But to really measure any improvement we needed data right. Because that's what we do these days so we partnered with some APPs that would measure how much time we were spending every day on our phone. And if you're thinking it's ironic that I ask people to download another APP so that they would spend less time on their phones. Yeah you gotTa meet people where they are but when the data came in it turned out that we had cut down on average just six minutes from one hundred and twenty minutes a day on our phones to one hundred and fourteen look amazing that you you got so many people involved and then looks at the data and turned out. The people just saved six minutes a day. Don't just sort of like like deflating right. I mean after all this effort people are only sixty six minutes a day. Which tells US something about ourselves? Yeah I mean well first of all it tells me that I have been trained to expect. Tax Returns Right. You know. We expecting huge numbers. And I I thought six minutes was nothing but when I went back to the scientists and researchers were who were advising me on this they I'm not joking. They laughed in my face. They were like who says six minutes isn't significant. And frankly like you know the fact that you got people to change their behavior at all over a week is extraordinary and listen to the stories because the stories will tell you so much more than any data can And that's what people told me. They told me stories about how they realize. They used to relax by playing their guitar and then they suddenly understood that they they hadn't played it in years or things bigger than that That people had sat down this thought. About what the family dynamics were and get to a better place in their relationship there were all these amazing stories that people told us and I thought you know what you're right. F The six minutes right. Get totally or like. Let's stop giving boredom such a bad rap. It actually is an extremely important human function that we are starting to just sort of breed out of our daily lives. And I I sort of look around and I see. There's lots of things like that Downtime eye contact conversations out loud where people stutter or make mistakes or take more than a quick. You know one hundred forty characters to figure out what they want to say. We've lost the capacity in many ways. I think for patients if we want to have excellent ideas the best ideas we need to let them take the time to take root and then blossom and that does not happen in a tap of a of an APP. We're humans we need. I'm and that's the one thing that our phones and it was more of that was me minutia. The new host of Ted Radio Hour talking to guy. Ross the old host Ted Radio Hour back in two thousand eighteen. You can see my full Ted talk on Ted Dot Com and we've got a new episode of the Ted Radio Hour for you coming this Friday..
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"Check out our daily crash course in economics the the indicator in less than ten minutes tackle important topics like unemployment the housing crisis and how Justin Bieber saves the Icelandic economy. NPR's the the indicator from planet money. Listen now Ted radio hour from NPR. I'm Guy Roz and on on the show today shifting time ideas about how we perceive and think about time. And do you remember when you were a kid. How how day at school felt like forever and then at a certain point in your life as you get older? The days in the months just seemed to move faster sir. Yes they do. This is Dan Gilbert Harvard psychologist and that's because older and younger people don't actually experience time all that differently they just remember member it very differently when old people say time goes by so fast. They're talking about the time that's already gone by. There's also just a whole hell of a lot more recording. According in the brain of an eighty six year old person. When they're thinking about life they're thinking Across much greater expanses of time and so to traverse reverse that many years in five seconds versus traversing five or six years in five seconds. You get the sense that you're going a lot faster which it makes sense when you think about it but it still doesn't explain why we tend to think of ourselves as fixed in time depending on where we are in life. I I turned twenty one. I thought I'm finally grown up and then when I turned thirty I thought no now. I'm grown up. Boy was crazy about that when I was twenty one. Yeah I repeated that when I was forty and then when I was fifty in the amazing thing is that each time it happens. I'm pretty sure I'm right this time. Despite the fact that I was wrong every every other time so a thirty year old would say yeah. I'm different from the person I wasn't. I was twenty but I'm now the person I am a forty year old would say different from WHO. I was thirty but I finally figured out who I am and go on and so on and so forth not only that but the same person says that thing over and over again look we all know we you will change. We know that we're going to gain a few pounds and get a few wrinkles. But we think that fundamentally the people we've become our personalities our values our preferences his likes and dislikes will remain relatively stable in the future and in that we are wrong..
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"Why does time feel so differently this very special moment in the day? Do we know well first of all I. I think it feels special because for most people. It's a foreign land so it feels special. The way that Paris feel special you only go every once in a while or the flip side of white feels threatening dire or or weird or uncanny but if you're in the mood there's no better time to read a book and there's no better time to work on that novel and it's a little bit lonely sometimes but I know four in the morning so it feels like something very similar to me. I'm awake now so I don't think back to sleep and I think you can start today. Thanks for the visit to the to the four hundred. Yeah thanks thank you did I the morning reeves. He's a poet and the curator of the Museum of four in the morning. Which is actually the website you can find it at four in the morning dot com and you can see several more talks by reeves at Ted Dot Com in our show today shifting time stay with US guy rows and you're listening to the Ted Radio Hour from NPR this message comes from NPR sponsor capital one Carlos? Bedrick Husky Director of conversational relational. Ai Products explains the new free trial. Alert experience with Iino the intelligent assistant your capital one card holder and you've just signed up for a subscription and what are eligible merchants. We'll send you an email saying hey you sign up for the Subscription Diatta remind you a day before and it's not just a helpful reminder under but you know gives you a path to resolve and if you so choose to to meet you know the intelligent assistant from capital one capital one dot com slash. Thanks also to salesforce. Have you ever wanted to know what salesforce does salesforce is a customer relationship management solution to give your employees A three hundred sixty degree view of your customers that makes it possible for every department in your company to work together as one to deliver. The seamless personalized analyzed experiences. That customers want salesforce. Bringing companies customers together visit salesforce dot com slash.
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"Finally this hour that idea from Galileo. That math is a language. Well it doesn't really matter whether you're a mathematician or a musician knowing the language which now I feel like I might vocabulary increased and so therefore able to communicate my ideas. Even Better Drummer Clayton Cameron and says studying math actually gave him a new confidence in how he played music. I'm going to share a story about by confidence and sitting down knowing that if I do a certain thing it's gonna be motor certain feeling. Yeah if done right so I'm playing at the Hollywood bowl with James Brown and I've been told that By the musical director Cranston bride. He said look. You Know Clayton James Drummer. You know Mr Brown's drummer and you know he's he created this genre of music. So chances are he may not like anything you play and I said well you know I'm a professional. I've been around and I you know I understand that. So I talked to a couple of drummers friends of mine that played with James Cystic. Get some inside. Listen to the record that James Brown. I've done it was a jazz record. Soul on top nineteen sixty nine but he never performed any of them so I there's one song called September song that had a a booby. Oh It's Oh no to get back to UH. That was kind of like what was happening at the time when she has gotta sit down so I said well I'm Gonna I'm GonNa bring up a little bit. I'm going to kind of do a little different beat on it. And I had put a special snare up and and then I've worked on this little groove to do more on since that was the grew so we get to the rehearsal where playing and in crystallography calls off the song and James Brown has the pickup and the the lyric is. Oh it's into the group. I'm into my now remember. It's been told to an embedded in my head that James Brown is not going to like anything you play. Yeah after we played that group James Brown turned around and said now that was Falke so anyway so that kind of stuff you know once you get into the numbers and you understand that gave me the confidence to sit down and go. Oh I know what that is. The numbers are there in Cameron. You can watch his talk. Ted Dot COM for model they Hey thanks for listening to our show this week solving for x numbers shape the world production staff. NPR includes Jeff Rodgers. Bachman Megan Kane Neva. Grant Chris Bender Rev with help from Daniel Shchukin. Pardoned Goodwood is our intern in the front office. Eric Newsham in Porsche Robertson. Magus partners Ted Chris Anderson Jude Cohen Intern trip and Janet Leigh Guy Roz. And you've been listening to the Ted Radio Hour from NPR. The forecast from the trauma and trauma..
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"Earlier in the show. We met Randall. Munroe he's a physics expecting but he now. Mainly writes illustrates a really popular web comic. It's called what yes and the way it works every week. People write in questions for Randall Randall. To answer in the form of a comic so for example. What if you were playing baseball right and you were the better? What would happen? If the pitcher through the baseball impossibly fast like ninety percent the speed of light. Here's Randall's answer. So I did some calculations on the Ted Stage which normally when an object flies through the air the air will flow around the object but in this case the ball going so fast that the air molecules wouldn't have time to move out of the way the ball would smash into and through them and the collisions with these air molecules would knock away the nitrogen carbon and hydrogen from the ball fragmenting it off into tiny particles goals triggering waves of thermonuclear fusion in the air around it this would result in a flood of x rays that would spread out in a bubble along with exotic particles Senate on the pitcher's mound now at this point about thirty nanoseconds in the home plate is far enough away that late has the time to reach it which means the batter still sees the pitcher about throw and has no idea that anything is wrong now now after seventy seconds the ball reach home plate or at least the cloud of expanding plasma that used to be the ball and it will engulfed the bad and the batter and the place and the catcher and the empire and start disintegrating them all followed by a blast wave spreading out shredding trees and houses as it moves away from the stadium and then eventually actually a mushroom cloud rising over the ruined city so the major league baseball rules are a little bit hazy but under under rule six point zero two and five point Oh nine I think that in this situation the better would be considered hit by pitch and it would be eligible to take first base if it still existed. This is the kind of question Randall answers every week peak in his web comic. What if questions like? How fast could you visit all fifty states? or how long would a staircase to space take to climb or what would happen if all the rain and a thunderstorm dropped at once in the form of a single raindrop short answer there. Nothing good in the case of the raindrop. That's this big and falling this fast when the bottom hits there's so much more water coming and it's coming so quickly that there isn't enough time for the first part of the splash to get out of the way before the next part of the raindrop already there and this this causes a thin jet to shoot outward along the ground away from the point of contact and In sort of in all directions you'll get these jets that's of water moving at you know Much higher than the speed of sound. Yeah you would wanNA watch this from a from a safe distance away like from a Yeah make sure to have a mountaintop and even if you've got a mountain between you and the raindrop you WanNa make sure you are not downstream of that raindrop How do you think how do you think you approach something unknown differently than other people do well I? I have always had a little bit of trouble. Managing my Time and just clicking random wikipedia links or reading random papers and then before I know it I spent like three hours trying to solve a question that I'm not even GonNa read an article about and I I once drew a comic about how you could use this maliciously this tendency. Science people have where I had a comic about someone who sat outside an engineering in building by the side of the road and when the physics professor was halfway across the road they would hold up a sign with an interesting problem on it and this would stop immediately to like start thinking about. Okay how do I saw this. Take the square root of and then when they buy a car and and so they invented this sport That I called nerd sniping but part of what I did with deal with what is that. I'm I'm nerd sniping myself. I'm getting all these questions sent to me. Then I will have no choice but to try to answer a got a couple of years ago when he got the following question. Say All the world's known data were stored on punched cards. You know those paper cards with holes that used to be fed into computers are card punch translates words and numbers into the same information in the form of holes in cards a typist with very little extra training. Operate the Card Punch anyway. The question was if we still store data that way. How much physical space would google Google need to store? All the data that Google has Google of course wasn't gonNA tell Randall. How much data they do have so randall came up with an answer? He thought was plausible. I came up with my estimate which I felt pretty good about that was about about ten exa bytes of data across all of Google's operations and and and another maybe five x bites or so of offline storage in tape drives which it turns out. Google is about the world's largest consumer of so I came up with this estimate and this this is a staggering amount of data. It's quite a bit more than any other organization in the world has as far as we know. There's there's a couple of other contenders especially everyone always thinks of the. NSA adding all of this up. I came up with the other thing that we can answer. which is how many punchcards would this take? And and so a punch card can hold about eighty characters and you can fit about two thousand or so cards into a box and you put them and say my Whom region of New England it would cover the entire region up to a depth of a little less than five kilometers which is about three times deeper than the glacier? There is during the last Ice Age about twenty thousand years ago so this is this is impractical. But I didn't expect to get an answer from Google because of course they've been so secretive they didn't answer any questions and so I just put it up and said well I guess we'll never know but then a little while later I got a message a couple of weeks later from Google saying hey someone here has an envelope for you so I go and get it. Open it up and it's punchcards. Google branded punch cards cards and on these punch cards. They're a bunch of holes. I said thank you thank you okay. So what's on here. So I got some software and star reading it and scan them and it turns out. It's a puzzle. There is a bunch of code and I had friends to help and we cracked the code and inside that is another code and then there's some equations and then we solve those equations and then finally and out pops a message from Google. which is their official answer to my article and it said no comment so and I love calculating these kinds of things I just I and it's not not that I love doing the math? I do a lot of math but I don't really like math for its own sake What I love is the? Let's take some things that you know and just by doing being these moving symbols around on a piece of paper find out something you. You didn't know that it's very surprising. And I have a lot of stupid questions and I love that. Math gives the power to answer them sometimes and sometimes not. This is a question. I got from reader an anonymous reader and the subject trek line just said urgent and this was the entire email if people had wheels and could fly. How would we differentiate them from airplanes? Urgent and I think there are some questions that math just cannot answer. Thank you the Monroe. His talk is Ted Dot Com and its web comic is X. K.. CD DOT com back on the show. Today we're solving for x numbers shape. The world's next up how one equation might help you find true love. Don't we use T.. Plus one one eight whose little. W Plus W W T class. I H M brackets. Hd but this only maximizes. Your chances dances of finding the Pathak. Pacify it doesn't guarantee it. I'm Guy Roz and this is the Ted Radio hour from NPR. Everyone just a quick. Thanks thanks to one of our sponsors who helps make this podcast possible salesforce. Have you ever wanted to know what salesforce does salesforce is a customer relationship management solution. They give your employees a three hundred sixty degree view of your customers that makes it possible for every department in your company to work together as one to deliver the seamless the personalized experiences that customers want salesforce bringing companies and customers together visit salesforce dot com slash learn more and the world is complicated but knowing the past can help us understand it so much better. That's where we come in. I'M RUN THE UNREMITTING AT UP Louis and we're the host of through line. NPR's history podcast every week. We'll dig into forgotten. Stories is from the moments that shaped our world through line from NPR. Listen and subscribe. Now it's the Ted Radio hour from NPR. I'm Guy Roz and on the show today we're solving for x stories and ideas about how numbers shape Abbar world. You Remember Clayton Cameron Ello. Hello Hello Clayton. Big Time Jazz drummer popping in and out of the show today to explain the ideas from his Ted talk. About how math and rhythm intersect. Yeah it seems you know from the surface if you said you know math. The music that I'll we'll that wouldn't swing or groove. Yeah math is not groove. Your swing a you know when I listened to other musicians sick man. He really sounds good when he does that. And now I can listen to Phil Collins Max Roach. I can listen to Tony Williams. These are all drummers famous. Drummer Elvin Jones All these in each of their styles of playing they're gonNA play different threes threes absolutely You know like the Classic Classic Rock beat Iraq failed to do to ban. So that's a group of three. That Phil wanted people not people through the well Max Roach father of bebop drumming along with another drummer by the name of Kenny Clarke. They introduced syncopation into the music. Like it never had been used before in so max used to do these this thing where he would between his his left hand and his Bass Ace trauma and assemble it will go to the debt dot dot dot dot dot dot and so what you're hearing is want to. You want to be due to the door..
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"Do you like Algebra yes. I love. L. Dot why. Because it's beautiful how I keep hearing here mathematician so it's beautiful and then you like CD's movies but these crazy scrawling on a chalkboard. It is kind of Nice actually but but I still don't get it. I think that's a matter of temperament. There's some people to whom mathematical proof appears as a thing of beauty. It speaks of a higher truth. It speaks of a harmony to to knowledge the fact that it works at all let alone that we can understand. It speaks to a larger category of existence and knowledge Terry Moore you can see his full talk. Y is x the unknown at Ted Dot. NPR DOT ORG kinked tax. So we're going to be hearing a lot of these drumbeats throughout the show. Today they are the work of Clayton. Cameron I'm a provocateur of rhythm. Planes drummed for a few musicians. You might have heard of including Frank Sinatra Dean Martin. Sammy Davis Junior and here with Tony Bennett uncover anyway. We asked Clayton to do some of the music on the show today and to talk about an idea from his Ted talk doc an idea. He calls a rhythmic Arithmetic basically it's a way to understand how numbers and rhythm intersect and idea. That had never really occurred Clayton until he moved next door to a mathematician and we were talking and I'm no mathematician okay by any stretch of the imagination however He said something to me that I never forgot. He's he he said. You know. Those are really some beautiful numbers like so. Were you just talking talking. Like a beat or song or something. And he's like there's a beautiful numbers absolutely And I said wow. I said if you're at a certain level with math I guess guests they could be beautiful numbers and Then I had a conversation. One day with a friend of mine is incredible drummer musician named Marvin Smitty Smith. I said Marvin is a track you do. I said there's no way you could be thinking about this music way. I'm thinking about it because you make it seem so simple hot and some Marvin set will i. I just think in cycles. And then he didn't have to say another word I knew exactly what he meant. And so Between numbers are beautiful. Oh and you know I just think in cycles from my friend Marvin. All these things started coming together. He started noticing like these cycles of numbers in the rhythms. That you've even playing for years absolutely not watch this. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa play something Two different even Lee spaced Beats One will be three. Rian won't be too so we have one two three one two one two three one two so I'm going to give you a different sound. Only my left hand. I'm a little play. Just two beats in within the same space of time so we have one.
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"Win. Occasionally I come back to this country and I play my English archrival. The only thing I notice is whether I've won lost if you ask me. How has your game today? I won't say I had found no. It was a great game or whatever I might say it was a close game but usually I'll just say Oh beat me eight to three. Oh I B nine two four. Yeah and somehow just by saying that I'm taking all the joy out of it. It's much better to say it was a wonderful game. Wait you you have an English Ping Pong archrival. I'm sad to say yes and we've been prosecuting. This furious income rivalry we even Once played in front of six hundred people in San Francisco Not Delight. I didn't think they want to see to aging English guys flail around on a ping pong table but we enjoyed it. But I would say that my friend friend is fiercely competitive and so it brings out the competitive instinct in myself and that really means that after a game with him. I'm very rarely happy because even if I defeat him all I'm thinking about is next time he's going to get revenge or there's only one thing way to go from here and that's down and of course if I lose to him I'm literally really up all night. replaying how did I miss that forehand slam in the game or whatever. It's radically different in Japan because at least in the context of a club or a community community the most important thing is everybody to be working together and feeling and thinking together and unlinked. And there's a sense in which to think about winning. And losing is to impose a binary system on a world and lives not binary and if I were to ask ask you guy. Have you won or lost in your life. You would probably think of certain things you've achieved in certain things you haven't but you couldn't say I've one or I've lost. Life is full of unexpected moments. THAT SHAPE US and change us from a game of ping-pong to life altering events that can change our narrative and our identity. And if we're lucky we might pick up some wisdom along the way so today on the show. So we're GONNA explore wisdom in hindsight how we often learn the most important lessons about life in ways. We never expected and just quick personal personal note after seven years of being your guide on the Ted Radio. Hour this episode will be my last new one and as you might imagine over these past ask seven years interviewing hundreds of incredible Ted Speakers. I have received a lot of wisdom which will get a little bit later but for now back to the Pico Ir and finding meaning in Ping Pong. I mean I I love this idea that that winning and losing are on these Binary things that. It's just. This is so much gray right. Life is a series of. Let's say win the losses and draws And it's the kind of collective experience of those wins losses draws that defines our life. I love that idea to so much a exactly. I think it really liberates you because I think trying very very hard to win is not a winning strategy and is not the way you come upon happiness. I remember when I was a kid. I was determined hanging to conquer the world. I'm going to achieve this and this and this and this As most people in their twenties are and then at some point I notice will this is like Xenos Arrow which never reaches its target in other words. Let's say I won the Nobel Prize for I'd be thinking why haven't I won the Pulitzer Prize. Why haven't I got mccown and it never ends? And of course that's a recipe for disatisfaction. And the other thing I noticed which speaks to what you were saying so wonderfully just now as I get older is that it's really hard to assess what the victory is and what the losses in our lives off. The bad news is rarely as bad as we imagine. And good news is not as good as we hope. And Life is rarely as simple as our ideas of UTAH. Playing Ping Pong in Japan reminds me why choirs regularly enjoy a more fun than soloists in acquire. Your only job is to play your small part perfectly to hit your your notes with feeling and by so doing to help to create a beautiful harmony. That's much greater than the sum of its parts. Yes every choir does need a conductor but I think a choir releases you from a child's simple sense of either offers you come to see that the opposite of winning isn't losing failing to see the larger picture. I once lost everything I earn in the world every last thing in a wildfire but in time time I came to see it was that seeming loss. That allowed me to live on the earth. More gently to write without nodes and actually to move to Japan and the Inner Health Club known as the Ping Pong table conversely I want stumbled into the perfect job and I came to see that seeming happiness can stand in the way of joy even more than misery he does. I mean it's such a simple idea. It's this simple game. And like through that prism you were sort of able to to gain this profound insight exactly as I get older I notice. It's the tiny things in life. The Trivia stuff that we overlook that really brings illumination nation. I think when I was in my teens and when I was a college again I thought I have to read this way deeper philosophy and I have to think about the meaning of life and have to grapple with all these existential questions Russians to to bring to the floor to come to terms with it and delight in the fact that is the the most ephemeral silly seeming aspects aspects of life. That are often instructing me. I would say that Ping-pong has has taught me these life lessons more than all the solemn seeming bookstore ideas. I've entertained over the years and I like it because of course it's also experiential when I'm talking to you now about winning and losing in the Ping Pong Club. I'm really talking about how I feel when I go home every day and does no arguing with speculating about that. I know that I come out every day regardless of the school. Radi pretty refreshed and invigorated and eager for the next day and of course applies to everything whether it's being being a radio host or playing tennis or being a parent or this is what content is to be freed from the sense of me against the world that's writer Pico. Ir His most recent book is called a beginner's guide to Japan observations and provocations. You can find all of Pecos talks at Ted Dot Com on the show today wisdom in hindsight stay with us. I'm Guy Rise in you're listening to the Ted Radio Hour from NPR..
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"Ted Stage in the summer of one thousand nine hundred sixty three two hundred and fifty thousand people showed up on the mall in Washington to hear. Dr King's speak. They sent out no invitations and there was no website to check the date. How do you do that so well? Dr King Wasn't the only man in America who suffered in a pre civil rights America America in fact some of his ideas were bad but he had a gift. He didn't go around telling people what needed to change in America. He you know he went around and told people what he believed. I believe I believe I believe he told people and people who believed what he believed took his cause and they made it their own and they told people and some of those people created structures to get the word out even more people and Lo and behold two hundred and fifty thousand people showed up on the right day on the the right time to hear him speak how many of them showed up for him zero. They should for themselves It's what they believed about. America that got them to travel on a bus for eight hours to stand in the sun in Washington in the middle of August. It's what they believed and it wasn't about about black versus white twenty. Five percent of the audience was white. Dr King believed that there are two types of laws in this world. Those that are made by a higher authority and those was that are made by man and not all the laws that are made by men are consistent with the laws that are made by the Higher Authority. Will we live in a just world. It just so happens. Is that the civil rights movement was the perfect thing to help him bring his cause to life. We followed him not for him but for ourselves and by the way he gave the I have a dream speech. Not The I have a plan speech. What is it about like human nature that motivates us to action? Is it do. We need to be inspired. We're tribal animals. And one of the things that ensures the success us of the tribe and indeed the species is our sense of belonging and belonging comes from a common sense of values and beliefs. And sometimes those things things are understood but they start to have scale the ability to scale when when they're directed. And when someone does actually lead us and and can articulate where we're going and so when we think of a great movements like the civil rights movement or the anti-apartheid Movement in South Africa right or even movement like the the the the Russian Revolution Right. I mean there were leaders who inspired people to take action. How like what is a leader have like? Why do some people have that ability to inspire what is it that they have will first of all? They have deep undying belief in something bigger than themselves and the best leaders are actually the best followers because they don't see themselves as the thing to be followed they actually see themselves as following a cause is bigger than themselves they actually see themselves in service to something else. it's the rest of us who choose to follow them in just a moment why the world could use more of those kinds of leaders and what it takes to become one on the show today inspire fire to action on garage. And you're listening to the TED radio hour from NPR Hey everyone just a quick thanks to two of our sponsors who helped make this podcast possible I to target red card. Save five percent and get more every day more young for your weekly Grocery List more fun with the perfect stocking stuffers more. Wow for decorating the tree from kids wishlist to the hottest tech gifts red card. Gets you more learn. More in store or online restrictions apply see target dot com slash red card for details. Thanks it's also to Google fi a phone plan by google switch to Google Fi. Get data abroad for no extra charges so you never have to worry about calling up your provider divider to let them know. You'll be traveling. Google is made with features that people actually want like three networks included in. What would let's tap into multiple networks for the best signal nearby? Learn more at five dot. Google.
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