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"Hi everyone, Andy Pickering here, I'm your host and welcome to the Crypto Conversation, a Brave New Coin podcast where we talk to the people building the future in the Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency space. 5 years ago, deep in a bear market, a group of traditional finance experts founded Bitget, and they've been building ever since. Now with 20 million users worldwide, Bitget is committed to helping users trade smarter by providing a secure one -stop crypto investment solution with copy trading, future trading and spot trading. Your security is their priority and Bitget has one of the largest protection funds in the industry with US $300 million to cover potential trader losses from unforeseen events that are not due to misconduct from the user or platform. Bitget wants to inspire everyone to embrace Web3, so if you're new to crypto, learn more at the Bitget Academy with free blockchain courses, crypto guides, cryptocurrency trading strategies and more. Or for the experienced investor, trade smarter with daily access to institutional -grade crypto market intelligence and trends analysis with Bitget Research. I've put links to Bitget Research and the Bitget Academy in the show notes, so get amongst it or simply go to bitget .com. Thank you to Bitget and now it is on with the show. My guest today is Austin Federer. Austin is the Head of Strategy at Solana Foundation, working across the Solana ecosystem on a variety of initiatives, I'm sure. Welcome to the show, Austin. Hey, thanks for having me. It is a pleasure. Let's do what we do at the beginning of the show, Austin. It'd be great if you could please introduce yourself. I'd love to hear just a little bit of your personal and professional backstory, what you've been doing in the lead up to getting involved with Solana. Yeah, certainly. So today, now I am the Head of Strategy at the Solana Foundation. So I've been at the organization first at Solana Labs and now at the Solana Foundation for about three years. So I joined the project in the very beginning of 2021 in January. And before that, I was working for Bison Trails, running a product marketing for them. And Bison Trails was a blockchain infrastructure company that got acquired by Coinbase at the very end of 2020. Before that, I worked for more on the investment side and going back, working for startups. But my original career trajectory was actually as a journalist. So my first two years at a school, I spent working for an NPR member station and the Boston Globe and PRI. So a pretty big change from that into the world of startups and technology. Yeah, absolutely. And so Solana, is that your first, I guess, endeavor in the blockchain space? No. So I originally started working in the space in mid -2017 when I joined a fintech company that was starting to build out some blockchain borrow -lend solutions at the time. It was sort of an attempt to save that company. And that product never ended up shipping. The company basically went bankrupt. But that was the first real exposure for me to building something on blockchain. And I got hooked. So after that, I went to work for Republic, which is a private investment platform for non -accredited investors, and launched Republic Crypto with the team there. And that was really, from then on, I've been working in the blockchain space. But this was the first time actually going to work for a proper layer one or layer two protocol. Before that, I was more either on the investment side or sort of on the blockchain infrastructure side as opposed to working for a foundation itself. Got it. Got it. Thank you, Austin. So yeah, I mean, Solana is a fascinating one, and I'm sure you can appreciate the nuance behind that. There's a multitude of reasons why Solana is interesting and kind of divisive in some ways as well. But we can talk about that as we go deeper into the show. But to begin with, Austin, I suppose it would be good just to understand, you know, you know, various layer one blockchains, which in theory are decentralized distributed ledgers, but many of them still have, well, foundations attached to them. So maybe just explain a little bit about the structure and I suppose the vision or the goals or the purpose really of the Solana foundation and what it does. Yeah, certainly. So all blockchains except for Bitcoin have a foundation involved with them, and the foundation is a nonprofit usually based in Switzerland. And that foundation and nonprofit really is set up for things like grant giving. And it's really important that these things are set up as nonprofits and usually Swiss foundations. There's a few other jurisdictions that work too, because that's really set up to protect the integrity of the organization over the long term. A Swiss foundation, the charter is very hard to change, unlike a US -based nonprofit, because you don't want someone to be able to come in and redirect the foundation into something with a profit -seeking motive behind it or something along those lines. And so the foundations really don't have much power besides the power of the purse, right? We are, you know, we are a primary agent that gives grants on the Solana network. You know, the first grant the foundation gave was to Solana Labs for initial development of the network. But now there are, you know, five different core contributor teams building on the network that have received grants from the Solana Foundation. And we do a lot of the work on sort of promotion and marketing in terms of like awareness around what's getting built on the network and how people might be able to sort of use that. So these things operate somewhere in between sort of like a proper nonprofit that gives out grants and sort of a industry trade group in some ways that's sort of lobbying on behalf of its members. But in our case, our members are just anyone that uses the Solana blockchain. And so it's a very interesting place to sit. We're sort of some like almost a city government, you could say, for a blockchain, except we don't actually have a police force or any real power. It's kind of an interesting place to be in.
"the boston globe" Discussed on WTOP
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"the boston globe" Discussed on Relationship Advice
"You know, this was larping too, this was all of the paraphernalia for larping. It's very expensive because it's niche. I mean, we're talking very fancy looking foam safe weapons that don't look like a baseball bat with foam on it. I do need to mention here that Tim spending and his passion for hobbies could fairly be described as self care. Even if it wasn't affordable or well budgeted. Tim had had some health problems, some scary ones in 2019. He'd gotten a cancer diagnosis and then surgery to remove that cancer. Things are okay now, but he says he went in extra on some of these hobbies and related expenses when he needed to feel good. I was doing everything I could to invest my brain energy and things that were not the scary thing. I don't want to make it out to be that I only spent money irresponsibly when I was stressed out by other things. It was also when I was really excited about things. If I had it all to do over again, obviously I would try to make better decisions earlier, but given the same circumstances, I would hesitate less to share fully the things that I wasn't even wanting to face myself. In 2020, after the big conflict and recovery, Tim is able to pay off his credit card debt. In fact, it only takes him about 6 months. Part of that comes with the privilege of remaining employed and home. Two months after the debt is paid, Alex and Tim buy a bigger house together with a new understanding of how everything works. They now live there with all of their wonderful nerd shit and new hobbies and new trust. Tim credits Alex for this. One of the really wonderful things about them is that they've got my back like they're really supportive partner. Our really driven to find those paths to success in tricky situations. Thank you for sharing this because even though it was scary, you make it seem a lot less scary. I know it's not easy to talk about. So thank you so much. Of course. I think people will
"the boston globe" Discussed on Relationship Advice
"Okay, we're back. So for those keeping track, we're at $33,000 in credit card debt. That's what Tim has been keeping from Alex, the big financial secret. Alex is desperate to know how this could have happened. But before we get to how this plays out, let me rewind for a quick beat. Not long after Alex and Tim started dating seriously, Tim actually told Alex that he had some credit card debt. Tim had been laid off. He had expenses that had added up over time. And he said he hadn't yet wiped the bill clean. Understandable. Back then, Alex, the super saver offered to help. Alex figures, they're getting serious as a couple. So why not fix the problem? I loaned him somewhere in the neighborhood of a $1000 because I knew he had some credit card debt and I asked him how much and I loaned him that amount and he paid it back and that was supposed to be that. That was about a $1000. About a $1000 at the time that I was making about 39,000 a year. So it was a large amount of money for me at that time. And it was like I felt really good because I thought I had helped him pay off his debt. I was like, yay. Now we can just not have to worry about that anymore. Now it's like 8 years later and Alex is staring at him and thinking, oh, there was probably way more than $1000 of debt back then. And Tim hadn't been honest about that. It makes the betrayal seem even bigger. I really trusted him. To the point that I would never have thought that he would have done anything like that. And I mean, we agreed very early in our relationship that we were going to be honest with each other and communicate very openly. There was not going to be any of the I'm fine if I'm not fine. I just didn't ever think that there could be anything big that would put especially me at financial risk because he knew how important it was for me to be financially solvent. How did he explain what had happened? So he explained it as when he had lost his job. Years before we had started dating, he was depressed and didn't want to change his lifestyle, still wanted to get to go out with his friends and still have his hobbies. So the debt just kind of builds up when you're paying for everything on credit cards. And then the interest just keeps building up over time. And he had at some point just completely compartmentalized it away, where it almost to him, he didn't feel like he was lying to me because he had told himself
"the boston globe" Discussed on Relationship Advice
"Something feels off to Alex about the way Tim always seems kind of short on resources. Like a lot of couples, they have separate bank accounts for their own stuff, and they both contribute to shared goals at expenses. But Alex can't figure out the math of what's happening with Tim and his paychecks. It seems that any time that any expense that was big in any way needed to be done so a car repair or a home repair or a vacation that I would be paying for it up front and he would be paying me back for his portion. And
"the boston globe" Discussed on Relationship Advice
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Some of these strategies include how to eliminate and helpful old habits, develop mindful awareness, to help improve stress management, learning healthy and successful communication tools, creating a deeper and more intimate bond and strengthening your couple microculture and future together. Don't just settle for an average relationship, make it amazing. For our listeners only, we're offering a special $100 off the course. Visit spark my relationship dot com slash unlock to unlock your discount today. There's a 30 day money back guarantee, so there's really no reason not to give it a try. Visit spark my relationship dot com slash unlock for $100 off our online course. Another friend from the larp had actually gotten us both referred into the same company to work and that was when we started talking more. He had been single for, I think, two years at that time. I think I was kind of trying to like, hey, you should get yourself back out there. You're cute and you're talented and you're cool. And I'm sure that there are people out there who'd be interested. And he said, you know, I don't really, I don't really hook up with people that I'm not in a relationship with. And I said, if I was single, I would try to break you of that, actually know if I was single I would be trying to date you. Alex and the married guy break up. And then Alex and Tim start dating. But Tim tells Alex, he doesn't want to be a rebound. Tim really wants them to take their time so they don't screw this up. He was like, I can see this going places and I don't want it to be that you're just using me as a fling after this relationship you were in for two years. So Alex and Tim take it a little slowly at first. They try at least. They officially start dating July of 2012. It was pretty quick that we got pretty serious. And he actually moved into my apartment in October 2012. So it was not very long between starting to date and moving in. So I might just have U haul tendencies regardless, but we figured out pretty quickly that we were very compatible. A few months after Tim moves in, Alex buys a house. This had always been the plan, coupled or not. Alex's mom had set the example. And all that savings had been partly for this. Tim moves into the house Alex buys. Then, a few happy years later, they start talking about marriage. They have a ceremony in 2017, and the wedding party is full of nerd shit. There was a board game room, arcade cabinets, Alex wears a Disney dress. There are Lord of the Rings books, just in case anyone needs them. The marriage starts out great, they have fun together. They get better jobs and build community. They decide they want to be in a committed non monogamous relationship. And they figure out the very specific boundaries about how to make that work. But over time, despite being such good communicators that they can figure that out, one thing they're not really talking about, honestly, and
"the boston globe" Discussed on Relationship Advice
"So Alex had grown up in Massachusetts in the middle class household in a family with clear priorities. I thought that we didn't have a lot of money because I wasn't wearing this is the 90s. I wasn't wearing abercrombie and Fitch and mostly we were shopping at Kmart Bradley's aims. And what I only realized when I was older is it was because all of the money was going to our extracurriculars. We rode horses. We did dance classes, voice lessons, all of those kinds of things. So it was summer camp in the summer. It was experiential stuff that the money was going to. I wasn't allowed to get a job until after I graduated high school because my parents were very invested in school. The summer after Alex graduates from high school in 2004, they find a job at a Wendy's in a nearby town. And it was an experience. I really think everyone should have to work in fast food and or retail at some point because it gives you perspective on. How to treat other people in some ways. So at 17, Alex is making money for the first time. Minimum wage at Wendy's. It feels very adult. Except Alex doesn't quite know how to handle this money. Pretty quickly, the job actually starts costing Alex money. Despite the fact that I had a job and was bringing in paychecks, I had to ask my dad for gas money back when you could ask for like 5 bucks for gas and that would get you enough to get to work. And he was not thrilled with the fact that he was getting asked for gas money by someone who had a job. Where is the money going? Well, Alex is spending it pretty immediately on stuff. Very important stuff. I'm going to categorize it as nerd shit. I would buy anime DVDs. I would buy manga. I would buy Japanese snacks called Pocky and Japanese soda called ramone. I bought plushies of the characters from the shows that I liked, everything was very anime at that time. I just want to make it very clear that I feel entitled to call this stuff nerd shit. Because I also love and need nerd shit. I too have spent a fair amount of money on it. My nerd shit is like Twilight collectibles. And Batman dolls. I have a David Bowie action figure from the movie labyrinth that talks. I have a bunch of baby Yoda figurines in my house. His real name is grogu, by the way, not baby Yoda. The point is, I say nerd shit with genuine affection. But Alex's dad, not such a fan of spending money on nerd shit. He started taking my paychecks and said, here's what we're going to do. I'm taking this much for your phone bill and we're putting this much every check into a savings account because I really had no concept of the value of money at all or how to save it because I had never had any. He wrote a contract. We had an actual written out contract of what he was going to do with my paychecks. And I only had some little amount that I could use
"the boston globe" Discussed on Relationship Advice
"Didn't know what he was going to say at that point.
"the boston globe" Discussed on Relationship Advice
"Love letters, tell stories about romance, marriage, partnership, sex, loss, and the human heart. On the new season, host Meredith Goldstein explores all the ways money plays into love, dating and relationships. Like what happens when two partners come from different wealth backgrounds. What if someone is harboring secret debt? Who should pay for drinks on the first date? How do couples decide whose turn it is to pursue their career dream? Here's episode one of the new season of love letters. Find the show wherever you listen to your podcasts. One night in January of 2020, Alex, a young professional who lives in Massachusetts, musters up the courage to confront a marital problem. A marital mystery, you might say. Alex turns to Tim, the husband in this story. And asks him, what the hell is going on? I finally said, if I didn't know you better, I would think you had a drug problem. I don't understand where your money goes. And he left the room, and you came back in like 5 or ten minutes later looking kind of white as a ghost, face fallen, and I was like, oh no. What has happened here? What had happened? Well, it's a long story. A story about love, money, trust, and whether a relationship, even a strong one, can survive a certain kind of infidelity. He kind of did the like, I have to tell you something. And I
Rep. Debbie Lesko Weighs In on Fauci Cover-Up Shocker
"Me now, a woman on that congressional subcommittee that's investigating the origins of COVID. We have representative Debbie lesko, Republican from Arizona. Good to have you here. Welcome to the program. Thanks for having me. It's exciting. It's very important information. We need to get to the bottom of the truth. Well, we do. And so many people don't want to still, we just played a clip of Anthony Fauci speaking with The Boston Globe last week saying, look, we may never know the answer to which I'm like, well, yeah, you're not going to know the answer if you don't bother to do the investigation. Why is it that so many people were so quick, including Doctor Fauci to totally dismiss the idea that maybe it might have come from the Wuhan lab? You know, I don't know for sure. I can guess. I can make an educated guess. I think that Anthony Fauci and the NIH director at the time Francis Collins were concerned that the American people would find out that U.S. taxpayer dollars were being used to fund eco health alliance which in turn funded the Wuhan lab and there to this day denying that the grand funding was used for coronavirus research, even though other scientists believe that it is.
Raheem Kassam Weighs In on the Pence Document Discovery
"We think about the Pence discovery of documents? We actually haven't talked about this yet today. It was the breaking news yesterday. What's your take on this? Yeah, I did a I did a short podcast on my substack, there's my little plug for that. Yesterday, when this happened, not least because of course, Mike Pence had already gone out there and said, no, I would never do this. I've never done this and then sure enough, you know, transparent that he had. And that's interesting enough in and of itself. I'm not sure why you would voluntarily offer that information if it were if it were false or you knew in some way that it would fall. So odd as far as that's concerned. But the bigger picture about all of this is and you mentioned the polyp bureau earlier. And I think that's a really great word to use as far as the Washington D.C. set is concerned because what are they really trying to do here Vis-à-vis declassification? The trying to make it seem and you've already seen the op eds, The Guardian, The New York Times, I've read one in The Boston Globe as well. Yesterday. The declassification process is so dated and we shouldn't have to rely on these old men to not steal documents away from whichever government department or whatever part of Congress that they had ever worked in. And that everything is basically too old and white and pale and stale. And what we really need is a committee driven approach to this, right? Which they mean a polyp bureau driven approach to this. The people like Alexander vindman should really be in charge of this the national security apparatus in D.C. should decide what gets declassified. Well, what happens, Charlie, if the national security apparatus is in charge of releasing information pertaining to the national security apparatus? Will they hide their malfeasance? That's what happens. I think that's the broader brush stroke here that they are trying to subsume power away from the commander in chief. So
Rep. Katherine Clark's Antifa Son Arrested in Boston
"The sun of Massachusetts congresswoman Katherine, Catherine Clark. Now she's the number two on the Democrat side. No, I'm not talking about no, not bodily functions. She is the number two. Hakeem Jeffries is the minority leader. She's the number two. So anyway, her name is Catherine Clark, you saw her there, had the long sort of the silver hair woman. Anyway, she's got a son who thinks he's a girl. And the photograph of this dude, this is one bad looking dude right here. His name is Jared. And goes by Riley, but Jared is was in Atlanta or pardon me was in a Boston rather and attacked a police officer. He was a part of antifa. Attacked a police officer, punched the guy in the face. Jared Dao is accused of defacing a bandstand monument, which is a landmark monument, was spray paint. Still in jail apparently, that's according to The Boston Globe. Congresswoman Clark says, my daughter was arrested in Boston. No man, that's a son. And if you can't tell the difference, you're not smart enough to be in Congress. I love Riley. And this is a very difficult time in the cycle of joy and pain and parenting. You know, I get it, you love your son, ma'am, your son, but the fact of the matter is, he's a thug. It's okay to love your child, but you gotta call him out when they do something wrong, man.
"the boston globe" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"Let's get right to it a ton to cover after the American League made it 9 straight wins. Over the national league, got Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night, three to two. A couple of home runs deciding that game. But the big news for the Red Sox and the Red Sox fans is, what is the deal with Rafael Devers? Alex speer of The Boston Globe and Boston dot com reporting that the Red Sox used to comp with Matt Olson when they were in initial negotiations before the 2022 season. In arbitration and they were discussing the possibility of long-term extension, the name Matt Olson comes up. Why is that? Because he had just signed an 8 year $165 million deal with the Atlanta Braves. Well, that brings up the question, Alex barth, of what is Rafael Devers really worth. And I thought it was interesting this week at Dodger Stadium on Monday before the game on Tuesday. He really did a good job of deflecting. But what did you think of the red one that news broke that the Red Sox used that comp? What was your initial reaction, Alex? Well, did he do a good job of handling it? I mean, he laughed. He said he laughed and he should have. That's what I'm saying. What did you think of the Red Sox bringing that up in the spring? It's brutal. That's absolutely brutal. As zombie and I've talked about it when I've come on this podcast before. I'm still scarred by John Lester. Why? Because Matt Olson's not as good of a player as Rafael Devers. Matt Olson is older than Rafael Devers. Wouldn't be giving up a year of team control. Like Rafael Devers would be. It's asinine in their whole thing about what we're worried Rafael Devers can't stick at third base. And we're comparing him to a first baseman like Matt Olson. Now's a real convenient time to start caring about defense, hi, I'm a real convenient time to start caring about defense, John. It's been two years. This team hasn't had a real first basement on the roster. Now all of a sudden, you know, they were the worst defensive team in baseball last year. They're pulling Kyle schwarber over first. They don't have a they don't have a full outfield this year. They certainly don't have a first baseman. Now all of a sudden it's well, we don't know if he can play third base long term. And that's a $100 million, a $150 million problem to us. Get the hell out of here with that. You don't get to suddenly start caring about defense right now when a potential franchise cornerstone player at 25 years old is going to walk out the door because you decided to lowball with who with Matt Olson, who most Red Sox fans probably had to Google before they realized that this was ridiculous as it is. And let me say this to the Red Sox fans tracks. And I know I'm going beyond what you asked, but I no, go ahead. Pick me off. That's why we have you on Fox fans directly.
"the boston globe" Discussed on A List Podcast with A. Sherrod Blakely and Kwani A. Lunis
"You know, you know, that's the thing. It's like you've got to score on those guys. Every now, more often than they have. Yeah, I agree. I agree. And the one thing, as we kind of look at this Celtics team and look at the roster and look at their players, there's really no clear path that they need to take that you can look at and say, this is going to make this team better. They can go and look for a knockdown shooter like a buddy hill. They can go try to add someone who might be a long-term pickup right now a guy like jaylen Smith and Phoenix where he's probably not gonna resign with the songs, but he's played really well. I could see them making them a run at him. They could look for a guy that's maybe not even playing now who they can maybe get on the really cheap and hope that he can give them some juice down a road. I like TJ Warren, who has always been about getting buckets. And so obviously there's a lot of direction that the Celtics can go. Well, what I wanted to do, Gary was kind of pivot back to where if we were to talk about ground zero for the trade deadline, it has to be Ben Simmons. And what's going on with him? And I know you had in your I think your most recent edition of The Boston Globe's court since you had some trade scenarios involving mister Simmons out there and I wanted to have you shit a little bit of light on some of these scenarios. And we're not gonna, I don't think we're gonna go through all the time. Can you stop talking like JJ on good times? Can you stop that? Do you like that? Damn well you know JJ is breaking up. You two. I also want to get into this right now. Can you bring in a drink to the show? We bring in a drink. We going to drink champs. Every millennial reference from Gary shot. I'm just saying. Yeah, Google good times, go ahead. Scenarios. Thank you. Actually, you know, it goes both ways. Exactly. Another shot. Nobody drinks. Another drink for us. There you go. All right. Say hydrated. Let's go. Yeah. We gonna have some drinks next week. All right. Gary, you got Damian Lillard and a first round pick to Philly for mister Simmons, Matisse, and Jaden Springer. I like Jaden. He's a pretty good player. He's in a G league yeah. I mean, the fact is, is that if.
"the boston globe" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The Bloomberg business of sports show where we explore the big money issues and I mean big money issues in the world of sports I'm Michael Barr I'm scarlet fu And I'm Mike lynch Coming up today we speak with SEC commissioner Greg sankey about Mondays National championship the competition in college football Alabama and Georgia the division edition also of Oklahoma and Texas in 2025 But first let's look at some of the top stories of the week A lot of stories out there but let's start with one that is kind of intriguing The New York Times they have agreed to buy the subscription sports site the athletic the deal is said to be worth scarlet $550 million Yes which was actually below the reports that the athletic was looking for evaluation of more than $750 million So interesting that perhaps they're not getting exactly what they wanted But this kind of deal just shows content is king and paid nishi content really is supreme The athletic has over a million subscribers and they've snatched up a lot of the best talent in terms of sports writers I mean lynchy you would know this better than anyone in terms of the folks who can do the reporting on the stories that people want to read and people are willing to pay up for it I'm curious whether The New York Times will keep this separate or whether they will fold it in to its own paywall I think that's the big question right there The athletic has formed its own identity and its own brand And they have some great writers Ken Rosenthal is one of them by the way But they went through a really tough time during COVID because there wasn't any content to report on But they sort of survived and I think this is the perfect opportunity for the athletic to be acquired by The New York Times And I think they would keep their own identity The New York Times owns a piece of The Boston Globe and The Boston Globe has its own identity and brand That's the way I see it playing it Yeah my New York Times subscription does not carry over to me accessing The Boston Globe But I can help you anytime you do Are we supposed to be seeing this out loud The quiet part out loud Other stories to talk about Rafael Nadal He expressed a little bit of sympathy for Novak Djokovic After Australian authorities said they would deport the Serbian tennis champ over his vaccination status ahead of the Australian open Let's start first of all with Djokovic trying to get in Australia a apparently said that he had an exemption Scarlett but then the Australian officials said no you did He did get exemptions but the prime minister's office stepped in in the end and said no no one gets an exemption from these rules that we've set up in place to keep Australian safe It's really interesting that there was a lot of backlash against Australia giving Djokovic these exemptions And perhaps that pressured Scott Morrison's office to make this move It kind of reminds me of a different context but Nicole Kidman when she went to Hong Kong to film a TV show or a movie she was exempted from having to quarantine for the ridiculous two or three weeks at Hong Kong required She was able to just kind of show up and film on the peak rather than sit in a hotel room And Djokovic looked like would be able to do just that because he's not vaccinated And play in the Australian open According to a statement lynching from me Australian border force mister Djokovic failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements to Australia and his Visa has been subsequently canceled And he's in an immigration detention hotel with asylum seekers and refugees The two accepted conditions for an exemption One you must have shown a serious adverse reaction to a dose of the COVID-19 vaccination which he hasn't had and no Two this is the one I think he's leaning on evidence of a positive test for COVID-19 He tested positive in June Now here we are with just coming to that 6 month window from whatever date it was in June where in January right now But whatever documents he brought with him would not accept it by Australia So right now he's in limbo and is not eligible to play in the Australian open Now as I mentioned earlier Rafael Nadal he didn't have much sympathy for Novak Djokovic The now pretty much said he knew the deal What he actually said by the way Nadal who is twice vaccinated said in some way I feel sorry for him but at the same time he knew the conditions for months That's even worse pity That's usually when I got on a lot of dates back in the day But yeah I mean you know now let's be honest I mean we're talking about some top rated players Now the money involved in this is that what happens to all those sponsorships for Novak Djokovic because they're expecting like hey he's going to go and try to defend his title And all of a sudden this is all thrown up in the air now Or the betting lines said that Yeah Oh yeah Oh yeah And it's a major Like golf tennis has four majors and this is the first of the year the Australian open All the logos that he wears on his shirt His racket All those things If he's not in the tournament there's a lot of make goods coming the swans his way Up next on the show we speak with SEC commissioner Greg sankey That straight ahead on Bloomberg business of sports Michael Barr you can follow me on Twitter at big fire sports I'm on Twitter at scarlet foo And I'm Mike lynch you can follow me at lynch CBD And hey people don't forget to.
Boston-Area Catholic Priest Found Guilty of Child Abuse, Banned From Priesthood
"Now. News of the godly catholic priest who formerly led parishes in the boston area has been barred from public ministry. After an ecclesiastical panel found him guilty of sexually abusing a minor in the nineteen sixties. According to the archdiocese of boston it confirmed the resolution of the case involving reverend paul mclaughlin. It said mclaughlin. Ninety one had been found guilty of child abuse and his sentence has been affirmed by the vatican his sentence. Four years in no live a life of prayer and penance. Ouch that smarts. In the light of that sentence the archdiocese said mclaughlin who currently lives in california. Well let's get the lapd check is a social media. No he's barred from exercising any public ministry including celebrating masses edition. He may not provide spiritual direction may not wear clerical attire and cannot function as a cleric quote he is to live in contemplation of his sins and pray for all of those affected by his conduct said the archdiocese the globe. The boston globe reported in february two thousand three that three men. The prior year had come forward to accuse mclaughlin of abusing them in the nineteen sixties in september two thousand and one is placed on administrative leave following an allegation of use abuse reported to have occurred in late nineteen sixties with a minor. One man said mcglaughlin. I'm not gonna read that one. You can imagine it. When he was eleven or twelve years old he was also accused in a separate lawsuit of abusing a boy at least ten times from nineteen sixty seven to nineteen sixty nine. The boy was a ten.
"the boston globe" Discussed on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
"You could talk about life you can talk about whatever and i think that other guys see that i mean. We were mostly at twitter show. Most instagram show gets a few hundred thousand views if you know during during the season and all that stuff per week and i think that if there are nfl stars or media members who. They've reach out to us. I wanna come on slow news day and because they see how we put them in a light where it's like okay we're just hanging out over zoom if if if we brought out a keg wouldn't be out of place right and so there is no drinking on tuesday but there could be right and that to me i think leads to other other people wanting to say yes to things. No one else does it. All access is like that. You know if you go. I think that a lot of times. You know my training camp tour this. I'm not saying this is the case. But i got josh allen. Rogers mahomes borough at the end boroughs. Coming off an injury. He's coming off of a couple of weeks practice. You know he was. He was joe. Cool your and a half ago and now things are not going well for him and they could have been easy for him to say. No but i think access leads to more access. And i think that someone like borough not that. I'm saying he's sitting around reading the ringer. But like if you get all these other guys. I think it just becomes a self filling prophecy and you start to other people like i did. Not the only person. I did not get on my entire journey towards mike zimmer because he was dealing with a lot of the kirk cousins fall out and was just swamped with requests. But i would say that the access begats access to more for you. One give any kind of word count restrictions because one of the things. I've noticed from your pieces on the ringer is you know you're able to go long. And it reminds me a lot of You know sort of the. Hey daily someone i and even before worked there sports illustrated and when you would not be surprised to read a forty five hundred five thousand word profile on a on an nfl player. So i don't have a workflow restriction. If if i if i gave them seven thousand word story it would put a lot of stress on the copy. Desk would put a lot of stress on my editor conor nevins and so i try to keep it under three thousand possible and andrew. Berry store was around. Three thousand. you know depends on the story. I the best advice i got on. This stuff was two years ago three years ago. I gotten rogers about a bunch of league issues. Things like the franchise tag. It was a really cool story. Remember talking to my editor rhino handling. He was like okay. Listen like you have gold. You have twenty minutes of aaron rodgers talking about just addressing all this stuff from the league and if we run every word he says that will be fine and you end up writing you know what twenty five hundred words and it's just rogers talking and so we don't want to shortchange if someone gives the time and gives us the interview. We don't want to shortchange that. And whether that's borough or mahomes whomever like get that stuff out. There dan campbell. You know with berry kind of a similar buried light up my notebook and the same way that some of these other guys did but this is a really awful guy who spent time with us and so we want to give that the full shift and we don't want to shortchange that kind of stuff. So i don't have a word count. It's more of fits the story. I think it'd be weird if i get a guy. If tomorrow i get daniel jones for five minutes and i write five thousand words on it. That's probably when it becomes a problem. But if i jones or sam darnold or whomever for an hour then you can get longer with it. So i think that we we just go. Operate within reason and decide what counts can be have an amazing editor conor ivan. Amazing copy desk. Everybody supports me. So i just wanna keep them in mind and just kind of keep it to what the story demands then the last one for me And i think this sort of question would have been maybe more prominent or perhaps even more interesting in a pre cova world but the covert world. Now you know for many of us in this In this profession. We're all working from home. We're all we're not going to a physical office. You know the person we might interact with every day may live three thousand two thousand miles away. You live in new york the brooklyn. Okay the ringers. Main offices is still in los angeles. Yes okay how does that. How has that worked for you. do you feel. Is there any part of you. That feels disconnected. Or like. i was saying because we're now in this new paradigm where nobody's really had an office data. Maybe your what you do now is just sort of what everybody's going to do for in the next twenty twenty-five thirty years or so and it's a geography doesn't really matter when you can slack somebody. Yeah i would say so. That question might be different in a year when everything is one hundred percent back normal. Hopefully fingers crossed. I haven't noticed anything you know. My wife and i lived in augustine florida during work from home for handful of reasons in the fall and so we haven't lived in la for almost a year and still talk to bill all the time. I still dr mollie aruban. Who's a manager all the time and i think maybe because we have a young staff were more interconnected on text or slack or facetime or whatever it is so it feels like we're all working together. Sunday night podcasts. With prince yati. She's also on the side of manhattan. And then ben zolak is michigan. Stephen rees both those guys just joined us is in washington dc. So i don't. I think that maybe when the ringer launched there was more of a demand for everybody to be in the same place but i kind of think as things have disappeared. You know spotify policy now publicly announces that we can work from anywhere. And i think it would have been fine if i lived in new york regardless because spotify has offices here in game. One has offices here. But i think that we're just in an era now especially with media. Where as long as i'm in a couple of times a year maybe with these people and stay connected. I think it's all fine. I mean the fact that. If i if i wasn't talking to my bosses regularly i would maybe have have more of a concern there but i i am not noticed anything i i feel like. We haven't skipped to beat if anything were more efficient than than we were and so no. I think that there's a new era of work. I think there's a new era of media. And i think it can solve richard some of the problems in media For younger kids. Maybe one of the things. I worry about all the time. Is you know when i was coming up. New york was the epicenter of media. Same as you and it became a self-fulfilling thing where the only people got into the media where the kids who are able to afford moving to new york without a really great job at age twenty two and so i actually think that this could end up being beneficial for media that you can be anywhere in the middle of the country you can be in a different country And actually there's probably less 'gate-keeping. I would say going forward. I agree with you. And as i look back on it. It it's like mind-blowing think that When i first started like at sports illustrated like we had like multiple floors on a building on west fiftieth street across from radio city music hall like to think about the dollar. Cost that those offices Were for you know at that. Time as would time inc..
Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen
"A defrocked former cardinal is the first in the United States to be criminally charged with the sexual crime against a minor former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in the nineteen seventies according to court documents obtained by The Boston Globe he faces three counts of indecent assault and battery the victim alleges McCarrick began abusing him when he was a boy and groped and fondled him when he was sixteen and as they walked around the campus of Wellesley College where his brother's wedding reception was being held in nineteen seventy four Mitchell Garabedian who's representing the man said in an email it takes enormous courage for a sexual abuse victim to report having been abused and proceed through the criminal process an attorney for McCarrick berry Coburn told the AP they look forward to addressing the case in the court room the former cardinals ninety one he was defrocked by pope Francis in twenty nineteen after Vatican investigation confirm decades of rumors that he was a sexual predator hi I'm Jennifer king
Iowa Summer Camp Sends Campers Home Early
"Camp in New Hampshire abruptly shuts down and sends the kids home. WBC's art Cohen reports after just six days, parents whose Children were at Camp Quinta Barge in molten borrow New Hampshire were told to come and pick up their kids. Camp, officials said Delays in food shipments made it impossible to keep the camp open. But some parents told the Boston Globe that there were other problems, including hiring counselors just days before camp opened, who had little training. And some of the campers said meals were served multiple times on dirty dishes. Executive director Erik Karlsson blamed the problems on staffing and supply chain issues.
"the boston globe" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"It was a marketing campaign that they had ready to go four years ago and then he won against all common sense and they're like oh we don't need this and they threw it in a drawer and pulled it out for years later when he did lose and the fact that so many americans. Just don't see that they're taken in by this con man is. It's really sad more than anything else. But here's the other thing. The other candidates in that primary that had started out with like fifty eight people or something. Like that there weren't other white supremacists spouting that stuff Steve king even got basically thrown out of the party for doing it now. Now it gets you embrace to be president. Then it wasn't so widely accepted it just shows. The republicans will back anything as long as it keeps them in power no matter how reprehensible or gross it is to them they have no morals but it wasn't You know that wasn't necessarily accepted. Even twenty sixteen primaries the supposed moderate candidates were espousing views. That were pretty extreme. You know so for his kedah. Jeb bush was you know supposed to be the most one of the most moderate ones And he was somebody who said for example that he would only accept syrian refugees if they are christian And so of course. Donald trump took that to the extreme wanted to implement a muslim ban. But that kind of idea that muslims aren't worthy of seeking refuge in the united states despite facing these humanitarian crises spouse by the moderate wing of the party they had you know and and jeb. Bush was kind of somebody who who you know. A lot of the pundits considered to be You know more progressive on aggression in his part. You know ted cruz in that same primary also wanted to survey a muslim neighborhoods and mosques in the united states. So you know this kind of ideology was getting a lot of traction in the republican party after they lost in twenty about you know. They kind of had two paths to go after mitt romney laws and when when mitt romney laws they could either move towards the center and try to broaden their coalition election fairly or they could double down on white identity politics and kind of you know just turn out as many people as they get and suppress as many people as they can and so you know. These started to see that shift happened in a delicate dance for a lot of them But you know it was. It was definitely there on. Donald trump was certainly the one who was most. You know Outspoken about it. I think the closest to donald trump the closest president donald trump. You know in the mainstream republican party was sarah palin nomination as candidate and definitely pave the way and the way she talked and i think you know maybe at the beginning of the republican party was a bit taken aback by it but they saw that she she generated excitement. And that's that's what they went with anything that will get them to a win. Anything that'll get them to power doesn't matter if it's wholly untrue or you know what they do make up stuff up all the time. It doesn't matter got them to their end result which was winning the presidency. And now we have mitch mcconnell today saying that if they take back the senate that then in twenty four even if if there's an opening too bad you know democrats will again will not be able to fill that seat which is appalling and i hope everybody is listening really carefully and will remember that because we need as many people to get out and vote in every election going forward as they did last time so you have this thing how to future proof the presidency and and at the beginning The editorial board writes donald trump. Expose the weaknesses in our system of government that can now be exploited by corrupt leader with control of the white house in this series. The globe editorial board outlines the urgent reforms needed to prevent the rise of an american tyrant and protect our democracy for posterity. And you talk about the key presidential reforms that would prevent future authoritarian. President perhaps one more competent than trump which is an important distinction from abusing power in subverting our democracy. So you split it up into six and in fact you you go right in on the first one. The first one is called treasure map for an american tyrant and he basically talked about the deep shit that trump's financial situation as he was way in debt when he took office despite the lies. But there there's a reason why he never showed his tax returns. Yeah absolutely i mean this was one of the most brazenly committed abuses of power. that donald trump You kind of had you know. We never saw his tax returns. And of course there's no law that requires presidents to release their tax returns. So technically he didn't do anything illegal in his lack of disclosure there but he was just completely unethical. You know we had a president who was four hundred million at least for hundred million dollars in debt and had he won a second term Most of that would have been do during the firm rich would have set up the united states to be in a position where it's president would be in blackmail dented conflict of interest right and he would have to then you know we would imagine put his own self interest as he did over the last four years over that of the countries You know it definitely wasn't the most extreme abuse of power. I'm he incited an insurrection. I'm an attack on the country You know he. He obstructed justice more than once He tried to cheat in the election multiple times. He tried to undermine the abusing his power almost every single month of his presidency. But you know. The his financial conflicts of conflicts of interest set a very dangerous precedent for the united states. Because never before had the united states elected a president who had a sprawling business empire. You know keep it up. That's the wealthy presidents before who've stepped back who've done what they're supposed to do But not trump exactly. And that's that's part of why we dove into that and and you know when it came to financial conflicts of interest one of the steps that were asking congress to take is to require presidents to divest from businesses that they own when they become when they assume office or to avoid these conflicts of interests. You know in the end. Presidents are such a central part of the american government that it's hard to root out all every conflict of interest. But that's why you need. Multiple safeguards divest from.
Summer Travel Forecast Calls for Longer Waits, Fewer Choices
"Article from Boston Globe summer travel forecast called for longer waits fewer choices. If you haven't heard this story, I can't stress it enough. And I have two pieces of feedback for you. One. No, that it's coming. And don't be a jerk. Yeah. No, it's going to take longer to get your food. Your server might never have worked in a restaurant before. The restaurant owner might not be able to see each you because there might be booking out for four weeks ahead. So don't be a I want to say a different word, but I must say it jerk. Don't be a jerk this summer because you know what the businesses that are trying to figure all this stuff out there Struggling. They can't find any labor anymore. It's not their fault that their restaurant can't hire a bartender or can't handle a server where the hotel can't find
Report from Boston: Mass. COVID-19 Call Center Has Cost at Least $4.2M
"Massachusetts has already paid more than $4 million to three companies to set up a call center to manage the scramble for Corona virus vaccine appointments the day after hundreds of thousands of older residents became eligible of the tab is expected to grow. Boston Globe reported that the state's health secretary signed all three contracts February 23rd. But the companies began incurring costs related to the call center on January 28th the day after people 75 older became eligible for vaccines, dramatically increasing demand and frustrations over the difficulty in scheduling appointments. Some state lawmakers are questioning the haste in which the contracts were
LeBron James Becoming Part Owner Of Boston Red Sox
"Points. The Boston Red Sox are getting a prominent new part owner of the Boston Globe reporting The En bas superstar LeBron James and a business partner are now part of the baseball team's ownership group Fenway Sports Group. The newspaper says Maverick Carter and the 36 year old James Holden. Undisclosed amount of ownership in F S
"Mary frank johnson. Welcome to technician. It's great to speak with you. Thanks so much. Peter i always enjoy talking with you. I do as well so please on the record at this point. I'm i'm as somebody who is a luminary ao space. You do not need a big introduction with my audience. I don't imagine but you are perhaps best known. As former editor in chief of cio magazine the the moderator of the cio leadership live broadcast which is just a phenomenal phenomenal series of interviews with with leaders in the tech space x os with a healthy dose of course of chief information officers as the name suggests and a prolific writer. Somebody who's wisdom. I know my team. And i have have gained mightily from across the years as well so i'm so pleased to to have this more formal conversation after many many informal ones with you okay. Well thanks very much peter. I we've got a lot of great stuff to talk about indeed indeed wipe. We begin at the beginning at least as relevant to the cio space. You're not somebody who grew up with immersed in technology You are somebody who The written word came the more easily to the dentist too many others. Perhaps and and you were focused on journalism. I wonder what was what was the genesis of your time In focusing your skills on the cio. Space okay thanks. Exxon question and i love telling the story because i think that it reflects so much of how many of the it leaders cio's that we both know today ended up in the positions that you know they were music majors or they majored in english literature and history and then they got really interested in data side of things for me. I had started out. I spent ten years at daily newspapers. In florida and ohio in washington state and i reported on everything from city and county commission beats to k twelve education to police even state politics when i was two bureau chief for gannett news service out in columbus ohio and then we were moving to the boston area in nineteen eighty nine. My husband was an atmospheric scientist and he was taking a job in cambridge and so naturally i went reached out to the boston globe and to the boston herald and the it was. Nobody was hiring. So i was. We were arriving in the boston area. And i had heard about a very vibrant technology publishing world here and so i had examined it somewhat and made some phone calls A lot of this was so far before the days of regular emails. And you know we weren't living on our phones. Then so i was just applying my reporter skills to it. And i ended up getting a copy of computerworld mailed to me and sat there. I remember sitting there in my living room in ohio looking through it and feeling somewhat reassured that i could understand about what have the stories were about And then on the drive from ohio to massachusetts. I basically grill my husband One side down the other about the computer industry. Because i was coming into it only knowing that ibm made typewriters and the rest of it was kind of a big mystery. But i had been using some of the very early unix. That was vi editor on unix. That you could use to do work on. He had some sun workstations and very early versions of sun and unix workstations at our house and so i used that a little bit. And i remember when i was in my interview for the computer job with The executive and executive editor in the editor chiefs of computerworld. I think they were very impressed. That i was referring to things like vi editor in youth so but computerworld at always hired. They hired reporters who could learn the beat. And i think that's pretty much the way almost everybody on the tech journalism side got into it. They were journalists bite training. Then they do. They dove into their beats. Because one of the things we discovered trying to hire people over the years if you try to higher in a technical person and hand the technology beat they wouldn't know the story angle with fell on them so it was really important if you were genuinely out there reporting And then i found enjoyed it. I just enjoyed it so much and by the time i was a couple years into my job at computer world when the boston globe was to interview people and hire all. But i wouldn't left for anything at that point it just it was such a. I just enjoyed the way. The story kept changing and advancing and moving forward.
Interview with Jessica Lessin
"Jessica thank you for joining me and welcome to skin from the couch. Thanks for having me carly. I love listening to this podcast. So i'm thrilled to be here. I was saying just as you got kinda miked up. Its feels very weird to be on the other side of interviewing journalists like you but we're going to jump into it which is first question. I'm a standard question. Skim your resume. I wanted to be a reporter For as long as i can remember and had a series of internships starting in high school at my local newspaper where i wrote about why there were so many nail salons and how they could all stay in business so didn't really have a sense of supply and demand back then but was interested in in poking my nose around i then interned at the associated press the boston globe and the wall street journal and clung to that internship so that they would not let me leave the building and convince them to hire me so i worked as a tech reporter at the journal for eight years covering everything from the rise of online video to apple to google yahoo the rise of the internet. If you will that be took me out to san francisco and then after eight years at the journal i loved covering the tech industry and it seemed to me. That tac was disrupting news in very very fundamental ways most significantly. It was getting publishers obsessed with online advertising and traffic in a way that i felt was really lowering. The quality of news content and so i launched the information as a subscription business to swing back to quality over quantity and i guess seven years in We have one of the largest newsrooms of tech reporters around the world in her breaking major stories every day. We're going to dig into so much of that. But i'm curious. What would people be surprised to learn about you. I think probably many many things. But probably that i never ever ever thought i was going to start a company i actually remember grousing to my husband. You know maybe a decade ago. Why is everyone leaving. Big company jobs to start a company in the world be better if they were adding their talents and energies sort of into the traditional system. So i i. I think even wrote a story at the journal about like you know. There are too many entrepreneurs or something to that vein but you know lo and behold eventually you catch the edge and i think the world is just made starting a company so i was gonna say appealing but as you know carly times is quite tough Be anything appealing but it just felt like there was a huge opportunity and i went for it but it was quite a swing from sort of being very down on entrepreneurship to becoming one. You mentioned in your skin of your bio that you began your journalism career at a young age and went onto the crimson while. You're harvard We're able to turn internship into a job at the journal. I think that the one of the most popular questions that we get asked. How do i turn my internship into the full-time. What is your advice on how to do that. Don't leave the buildings that was really my advice and so i kind of lucked out. Because i was working on this big project. It was on the salary data that the government was putting out it a once in every year report about what was having to wages across a huge number of jobs and i had planned a really big feature with my editor on this and they push back the release date and so i said i i got it right this story you know you don't wanna miss this big feature in the journal you had an approval process for big features in the had been approved and all of that and so you know my internship was supposed to be up august whatever. The data was coming out first week in september and i just sort of made the case to literally extend my security badge access
"the boston globe" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Brody is a Boston Globe best selling fiction writer and author of Over a dozen novels. He's a graduate of Tufts University and Georgetown Law School and a former director of the New England Antiquities Research Association. And is an avid researcher in the subject of pre Columbian exploration of America. He's frequently appeared as a guest expert on documentaries airing on History Channel Travel Channel, PBS and Discovery Channel. All 10 of the books in his Templars in America Serious have been Kindle Top 10 Best sellers. His latest historical thriller is Row America. Roman artifacts in America. David Brody, Welcome back to coast. How are you? I'm doing great. Thank you for having me, Richard. My pleasure. Are you okay with the comparison to Dan Brown? Or does that irk you? Are you are you? Are you cool with that? I I'm fine with it actually many, many years ago. For anybody ever heard of Dan Brown? Anybody ever heard of David Rohde? We had a mutual publicists, and she kept trying to have a meeting. For whatever reason we never did, And I always regretted that, but no, he said. He's in great work. I'm happy with that comparison. So it's the historical thriller genre is It's interesting because when you think of what you have been revealing in the Templars in America, Syriza and now in America, it's pretty thrilling. All on its own. The idea that the Templars came to America, obviously, centuries before Columbus. Perhaps they brought treasures from Solomon's Temple or the second Temple. Buried it somewhere or that the Romans Were up and down the Ohio River Valley. 1000 and more years before Columbus that's pretty thrilling all on its own. So why the need to fictionalize it? I think that stems from the way I first came at this subject. I was a fiction writer before I was a historian. And, um, you know, I had written three legal thrillers. I'm a lawyer by training. And so I was casting about looking for an idea for what I thought was gonna be my fourth legal thriller and I was living at the time in a town in north of Boston. Westford, Massachusetts. We have a local legend. My daughter was in fourth grade. At the time. She came off the school with the story about the legend of the Westford Knight. The legend being that in the late 1300 Scottish explorers. Following in the path of the North Island, hopped away across the North Atlantic and ended up in Nova Scotia and then came down the coast to New England and one of their nights. One of their members of the party died at night. And to memorialize his death. They carved an effigy of the fallen knight on the rock ledge, and that effigy is still visible today in western and it's called the Legend of the Westford Knight. My daughter came home with that story. I never heard it before. I was fascinated by it. So I went to the went to view the site and I went to the library to do some reading and some research and talk to some local historians and one thing led to another and soon became very apparent to me that my legal thriller It's not gonna be illegal. Throw that Instead, it was gonna be something along the lines. What Dan Brown had done a couple years earlier. The DaVinci code on then the deeper I dug into this legend, and I discovered that this this group that came over here Was connected to the outlawed Knight Templars and that the family that came over built Rosslyn Chapel made famous in the DaVinci Code, and so not only was this amazing history On our side of the Atlantic. But it also tied into a lot of the things that was being discussed and debated in the DaVinci Code s o the way I came at it was through. What of the fictional Gateway and and because I bumped into so much a damn brown stuff, and he had just done historical fiction historical thriller that seemed to be the natural way for me to do it. I was once told as a young writer that it's best to write about this right in the same genre that you like to read, and I love to read that kind of stuff. And so I did it that way it was well received. I think there are a lot of people who enjoy being on a roller coaster ride as they're learning about ancient history. And had some success. And so here we are. It's actually 11 books in the series later, and this is still a John Doe right right in. So as as the former director of New England Antiquities Research Association, where you on friendly turf when you were exploring the what we'll call the Secret History of America, Pre Columbian America, where they simpatico with this kind of stuff. Right, and I'm director again. I was I was a director than I was sort of about out for a while. But now I'm back on the board. This is a group of amateur historians and amateur archaeologists in New England. And our our goal are the group's goal is to figure out who was in America when who build all these mysterious stone structures and carvings and towers. That we find scattered around the landscape in the Northeast. You know what? The answers. So this group, This is what we do. I mean, we go out in the woods and we get down and dirty and then we get together and try to figure it out. So The group has been incredibly supportive of my research and other researchers. Essentially, it's you know, we're the ones who are skeptical of what we learned in our high school history classes and were skeptical of what the archaeologists tell us that we're skeptical of sort of the mainstream. That is kuo with explanations of history, and this is again. This is what we do, Mike, my kids. They call the Iraq nerd, because when I you know when they were young Grace has spent a lifetime going into the woods looking at rocks, and they just thought that was the funniest thing so that that nickname is sort of stuck, but they call me the rock dirt. You put that on a T shirt, Dave, that a guy like that the rock nerd rock so So you've left the Templars in America Serious aside for the time being, and now we're talking about ancient Romans in America and the book or America begins with The same protagonist, Cameron Thorne, hired hired by some millionaire to investigate the discovery of what appears to be an ancient Roman ship. Off the coast of Plum Island. Yeah. Have there been Such discoveries that maybe we haven't heard about in North America, South America. These ancient Roman ships is a matter of fact. That's what got me started. Actually, two things. Let me start on this. We'll get to the second one, probably later when we get out to talking about the Ohio River Valley and the lost Roman Legion that you've into that in your introduction That was one thing book written by Rick Lakshman. The second thing, though, was This is a reader who became a friend who contacted me 78 years ago because, um, he himself was involved in some Treasure hunting and had Discover what he believed to be in beliefs to be an ancient Roman shipwreck off the coast of the North Shore. Massachusetts and his problem is that the way things are set up legally, and this is one of the reasons why it came to me. He was interested in some legal advice. Eyes. The way things are set up. Is that for him? T gain jurisdiction over this fine. He first needs to file a petition with the Massachusetts state government. But part of that petition Includes specific information about where the find is and information that would allow other Treasure hunters to basically jump his fine while he's tied up in the procedural, uh, Labyrinth of trying to get permission Tol his big and so essentially, He can't really file the paperwork because he'll lose his dig and lose his Lose whatever's there, so we'll jump is fine. And so it basically sits there and he's he's not sure what to do. It is. It's a real shame if he had, you know, unlimited funds. He could pay to have a patrol out there, but he doesn't And so it's this..
Boston Ministers, Officers Call On Walsh To Reinstate New Police Commissioner
"That that Boston Boston police police Commissioner Commissioner Dennis Dennis White White be be reinstated. reinstated. As As he he was was placed placed on on leave leave just just days days after after being being sworn sworn in when decades old allegations of domestic abuse resurfaced. WBC's James RoHaas joining us live and telling us Supporters believe he's been unfairly targeted. Jim. So Mayor Marty Walsh and his administration are facing criticism for how is handling the investigation into the new commissioner, Reverend Eugene Rivers. The third and other black clergy members walked in this white back on the job as the investigation takes place. The Boston Globe reports. They and the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers believe that domestic violence allegations from 22 years ago were known as White moved up the ranks and that he's not facing undue scrutiny because he's black now. Supporters added that they do not condone domestic violence or oppose the current investigation. They just want to see it take place before any decision about whites. Future is made The city not commenting, inciting independent investigation. James RoHaas
"the boston globe" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Upgrade our masks. To protect ourselves and help slow the spread. Division of the CDC has been working on new labels that should help us understand which masks meet minimum filter efficiency standards. Meantime, it remains remarkably difficult for consumers to know what kind of masks will provide. The best protection. Here with some guidance is John El Nino's reporter at The Boston Globe. You know what should we know? So I think What we need to be thinking about is that there are some guidelines that are already held there, and some in the healthcare field say that we should be looking to them now more than ever 95 standard which we've been hearing a lot about the outside of the pandemic. Is available again to some degree on get is a standard that you confined across a variety of masks. So there are the disposable ones that we all sort of knew about. At the very beginning of a pandemic that you know a lot of people were donating P p p two hospitals, But now there are lots of other masks on the market that are reusable in some cases can be worn for months at a time and washed and you know and with filters replaced. On. So they're encouraging people to upgrade their masks, seek out and 95 that they can or, you know, try and where better mass in general. That means doubling up other things of that nature, You know, just beyond the process that we've been wearing. I feel like It's hard to keep up sometimes, Dr Anthony Fauci said double mask is a good idea. But the CDC has not said that, um and also what's wrong with the disposable. I haven't heard anything it says Disposable is No, not doing the job. Or the reason that we're having surges. No, I mean, it depends on the disposable math, Of course, right. So you know the one issue that came up in talking about this with some of the researchers that disposable mask If they have certain efficacy standards on filtration Sanders work Well, The issue is actually not the filter on the mask, but the seal that the master has to your face. So if you're outside wearing a mask, and you can still smell perfume, or if you can see, you know if you still feel like air is coming in on a cold day. That's because the field between the mask in your face is actually not as tight as it could be. And that comes a little bit with the fact that we is, consumers are not being fitted for our master. Putting them on and hoping for the best. What being recommended when I write about the article is that some masks have a Joe, like, feel kind of it. Here's to the face and provides a better fit. And as you're looking to upgrade your mascot somethingto look for she's all right. So what about the CDC, adding some labels on some masks that's supposed to come? Yeah. The CDC had announced last month that they were gonna offer some new guidelines and you actually put labels on mass to help us better understand? Understand? Nutrition levels and efficacy. Those were supposed to be published this month. But they haven't been and so in the interim, you know some healthcare professionals they're saying we know that some standards are already there. And 95 is a federal standard. It is out there. We know it works. Why not try and take these out? So you know, certainly depends on what people are able to afford what they're using it for, You know, they said, Look, if you're really spending time outside class master, probably fine, but for grocery You know, grocery store trip? Um, you know, riding on public transit things of that nature, it's probably smart to get a mask without higher filtration level. Thanks, Jen. Elgin El Nino's from the Boston Globe Coming up next changing financial behaviors. I worry about lots of things, my finances, my cran kids. If you're 65.
"the boston globe" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"To protect ourselves and help slow the spread. Division of the CDC has been working on new labels that should help us understand which masks meet minimum filter efficiency standards. Meantime, it remains remarkably difficult for consumers to know what kind of masks will provide. The best protection. Here with some guidance is John El Nino's reporter at The Boston Globe. You know what should we know? So I think What we need to be thinking about is that there are some guidelines that are already out there, and some in the healthcare field say that we should be looking to them now more than ever 95 standard, which we've been hearing a lot about at the outside of the pandemic. Is available again to some degree on get is a standard that you confined across a variety of masks. So there are the disposable ones that we all sort of knew about. The very beginning of a pandemic that you know, A lot of people were donating P p p to hospitals. But now there are lots of other masks on the market that are reusable in some cases can be warned for months at a time and washed and you know, and with filters replace On. So they're encouraging people to upgrade their masks Seek out and 95 they can or, you know, try and where better mass in general. That means doubling up other things of that nature, You know, just beyond the process that we've been wearing. I feel like It's hard to keep up sometimes, Dr Anthony Fauci said double mask is a good idea. But the CDC has not said that, um and also what's wrong with the disposable. I haven't heard anything it says Disposable is No, not doing the job. Or the reason that we're having surges. No, I mean, it depends on the disposable mask. Of course, right. So you know the one issue that came up in talking about this with some of the researchers that disposable masks if they have certain efficacy standards At filtration Sanders work Well, The issue is actually not the filter on the mask, but the seals that the master has to your face. So if you're outside wearing a mask, you can still smell perfume. Or if you can see, you know. If you still feel like air is coming in on a cold day. That's because the field between the mask in your face is actually not as tight as it could be. And that comes a little bit with the fact that we is, consumers are not being fitted for our master sort of just putting them on and hoping for the best. What's being recommended when I write about the article is that some masks have a Joe, like, feel kind of it. Here's to the face that provides a better fit. And as you're looking to upgrade your mascot somethingto look for she's All right. So what about CDC, adding some labels on some masks that's supposed to come. Yeah. The CDC had announced last month that they were gonna offer some new guidelines and you actually put labels on mass to help us better understand? Understand? Nutrition levels and efficacy. Those were supposed to be published this month. But they haven't been and so in the interim, you know, somehow care professionals. They're saying, we know that some standards are already there and 95 is a federal standard. It's out there. We know it works. Why not try and take these out? So you know, certainly depends on what people are able to afford what they're using it for, You know, they said, Look, if you're really spending time outside class master, probably fine, but for grocery You know, grocery stores trips you know, riding on public transit things of that nature. It's probably smart to get a mask without higher filtration level..
Washington Post's Executive Editor Announces Retirement
"Announcement of the retirement of a man who's probably one of the biggest figures in current day journalism. Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron. He is retiring from the Washington Post after eight years on the job. No, no to a staff today. Baron says he'll leave at the end of next month. Caps of 45 year career in journalism, the post 1 10 Pulitzer prizes under his leadership. Baron calls the entire experience deeply meaningful, but it's 66. He feels he's ready to move on. You may remember Baron also edited The Miami Herald and the Boston Globe is working the Globe. Was portrayed by actor Liev Schreiber in the Oscar winning film spotlight about the Catholic Church sex
"the boston globe" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"If you want to check it out Uh, you know again, I For all of our listeners that w x TK on the cape If you get to Cape Cod Times, I'm wondering if you're gonna read this in the Cape Cod times tomorrow. I'm gonna guess. No. I'm gonna make an absolute ironclad guarantee. Prediction. You won't read it in The Boston Globe. But you can read it at how weak our show dot com That's right there, So check it out. 844 500. You could read the press releases as well. 844 542 42. We've got a lot of lot of stuff to get to here today. And one thing I wanted to mention here is the, uh, is the Keystone XL pipeline. I mean, this is this is something that has been done. I mean, opening the borders. It hasn't. It hasn't actually happened yet. It's gonna It's gonna be extremely destructive of American society. Just like the open borders under Obama. Were they gonna It's gonna cost the lives of untold numbers of Americans. It's going to cost this untold billions of dollars. Importing all these indigent welfare recipients illegal aliens into the country who Are going to demand every service that you and I have to pay for. You know there's going to be terrorist attacks from the lifting of the Muslim ban. I mean, I don't think there's too much question about that. Is there I don't understand that the beautiful people think they're going to get a pass if they happen to be in an airport or at the Boston Marathon, When some of these people these asylum, ease and refugees and tourists come in and decide to blow up And American event that American Tradition. They're gonna be spared because they're woke. I don't think so. But the The Keystone XL pipeline is it's going toe affect people immediately. They were already been layoffs here. And what I find really ironic we get.
Mass. License Plate Surveillance System Was Inaccurate
"By The Boston Globe shows that Massachusetts has ended the use of a controversial license plate surveillance system after discovering a glitch that caused inaccurate data to be recorded for more than five years. The inaccuracies were found in a network of mounted fixed high speed cameras installed by the state Police took photos of license plates of passing vehicle new
Report: License plate surveillance system was inaccurate
"Well, the state has ended a controversial license plate surveillance program after discovering that the program had a glitch and had been recording the wrong data for five years. Report was obtained by The Boston Globe, the state's network of fixed high speed cameras had been used in criminal investigations and even to find suspects without having a warrant or court
Report: License plate surveillance system was inaccurate
"There's been a growing number of cities and states using license plate surveillance systems. But Massachusetts is now backing away from that idea. It comes after officials found a glitch that caused inaccurate data to be recorded for more than five years. The Boston Globe reports. The inaccuracies were found in a network of high speed cameras and still by the state police, the reports of the dates and time stamps for some entries or wrong in some cases the data collected was used for criminal investigations or to track suspects in real time. Without getting court orders or warrants. First, that is a no, no.
Boston Plans To Reopen 28 Schools To High-Need Students
"In Boston, as the school district is getting ready to reopen more than two dozen schools for those with high needs. BBC's James RoHaas joins US Live this morning with an update. Good morning, James. Good morning, Jeff. So on Monday, 28 schools are going to be open for students with significance and complex disabilities as well as those learning English, The Boston Globe says about 17. Hundreds behind need students are returning before this fewer than 200 were allowed back to school in one form or another. In a letter to staff Superintendent Veronica Celia says many more students need access to in person learning, and the district is working on a plan for 2021, adding They are also working to increase safety measures for teachers and expand access to testing. The Boston Teachers Union is expected to have a meeting tonight to address concerns about what it calls rushed announcements and turn around. James RoHaas WBZ