35 Burst results for "The Queen"
The Decline of Personalized Recommendations
"So net flicks like every other platform out. There uses an algorithm to recommend content to you based on your viewing behavior and whatever other data it has about you even categories. It displays like trending and popular are tailored to you individually. They've kind of like twitter's default for you. Trending display like yes. Those terms are actually trending in the location you selected but they're not necessarily the exact top trends there the top trends as curated for you and the same goes for net flicks as vulture. Explains it if you've been watching a lot of crime shows you might see the vanishing at the seasonal hotel on the trending list but if you watch moore's sitcoms and you might see shits creek instead. They're both huge leap popular. Netflix right now. So they are both trending but they're also tailored for you recently however netflix's has been testing out actually objective recommendations with their top ten lists. Which personally. I find hilarious. When they rolled out the top ten lists last year which displays the top ten tv shows and movies on the platform. They were heralded as an innovative approach. I mean have. We been so brainwashed by over the last few years that objective database recommendations are now seen as innovative. I can't wait for instagram. To bring back chronological feeds and call it an innovative new creation. We're disrupting algorithm. Ick marketing all right anyways. So those top ten lists were actually in the works for a number of years and then began as an experiment based on the company's realization. That a big motivation in what some people choose to watch is actually just what everyone else is watching. Todd yellen netflix's vp. On product told vulture quote. Some people what they really want to see is what is everyone watching. They wanna be in the conversation. Everyone's talking about queen's gambit. I see it's number one on netflix. Damn one in on that action so now complement the personalization of the algorithm. We also highlight popularity and quotes.
Queen of Polka Dots: Yayoi Kusama
"Going to be talking about the queen of polka dots. Ya ya kasama. You won't hear mya which on miss kong-based that's best moniker right. She's the queen polka dots. And she'll tell you that why she's the queen of pocket and there's like a lightness and darkness to her polka dots. That will get into but I was inspired because we have the mag has a yoke osama piece is called a statue of venus obliterated by infiniti nets. And it's a statue of venus. That's hot pink and she has green polka dots. All over and it's one of our favorite pieces in. It's one of our visitors favorite pieces to because she is like your eyes daylight. yeah in its presence. So but let's talk about ya. So yeah you. Kasama was born on march twenty second nineteen twenty nine in matsumoto nagano and she was born into a family of merchants who owned a plant nursery and seed farm and kasama began drawing pictures of pumpkins and elementary school and created artwork. She saw from hallucinations. Oh eight yep. I was like hallucinations. Who which would which would later define her career. I should mention like from the top first of all. There's a really great documentary about her on hulu. I believe talks about her story. They interview her because she's she's still alive and talks about her work. Yahya kasama once you kind of get her biography. You know exactly what her artwork means. She is very transparent about what this stuff means everything. Traces back to her childhood traces back to her mental health traces back to her like hit her internal world it's very straightforward so her our works both accessible and also easily red oak which is rare for a contemporary artist. So even now she'll do giant pumpkin. These big sculptures polka dots.
Queen's Cousin Accused of Willingness to Sell Kremlin Access
"There's fresh controversy for Britain's royal family an investigative report by Britain's Sunday times and channel four television says prince Michael of Kent queen Elizabeth's cousin was willing to use his royal status for personal profit and to seek favours from Russia's president the undercover investigation saw reporters posed as investors of a nonexistent south Korean gold company the seventy eight year old prince Michael allegedly told them via zoom that he would give their company his royal endorsement for two hundred thousand dollar feet a business partner also reportedly told the fake investors Michael could be hired for about fourteen thousand dollars a day to make confidential representations on their behalf to Vladimir Putin describing him as her majesty's unofficial ambassador to Russia his office says Michael earns his own living to a consultancy company that is run for over forty years adding he has no special relationship with Britain I'm Ben Thomas
"Two Funny Guys" Starring Garry Shandling & Jay Leno Show #63 - burst 01
"Aided the delta queen suckered out Tonight and paid sixty bucks for a piece of fish. Anybody i mean you went into debt over your dinner tonight. Here's adopted queen. They call it fresh fish. Dead fish folks. this is This fish was a okay legal to call something dead fresh. I mean come on to the funeral. Fresh uncle more. Okay see all he's still tastes the okay. We went into a restaurant and they said well as we lloyd for table sit down. We'll call you when your tables ready right. You sit down with about forty other people who've been waiting since last winter for their table and they smell and everything and you're waiting to hear your name over the speaker and you never hear hear saw are are. What was that us. You go ask him honey. You're stupid you go there and find out. I feel funny. Your dress for go ahead on the grownup hair. I figured what they ought to do is just describe the people and then we know who they're talking about right. They could just go to the couple with the children or tables very and then we know these folks right over here They're calling you folks want to cover those kids up. We're trying to eat you that a nuclear accident or what happened. The halibut over those is okay out of here. Give banana to the ugly one. Get outta here. Take a hike and cramming. Be older man with his daughter. Should your
One Pot-Earning Play I Love
"The first pot earning play is floating flops to steal turns in this. Play the general way it works. Is you call the flop seabed with the plan of bluffing when they check on the turn. So it's a very simple call now bluff later plan and i absolutely love this play and i wanna share with you how to do it properly. There's five aspects that really help. If all of these things are in place really help this place succeed number. One is to be in position. Everything in poker's easier when you're in position you all know this right and being in position makes it more likely your opponents going to fail to seabed from out of position on the next street when they show you that weakness it's your time to pounce aspect number two is to have some equity. Now you can do this Call the flop. Beloved the turn with absolutely no equity. No draw no good pair. Nothing potential right. It's like holding eight. Seven on an ace king deuce flop but i really liked to do this with some sort of pair or even a backdoor draw or over cards on the flop that kind of equity just in case they call back into something. Good for example. You're holding the king. Spate queen of spades and the flop is nine three deuce with one spade so there are some really good. Turn cards for you. A king a queen gives you top pair. A jack or ten gives you a gut shot draw and any spade gives you a flush draw now if he checks to you on any of those cards and then you decide to bet and he calls. You can hit a good card on the river completing astray completing a flush giving you a top pair hand even a two pair trip kings. Now the third aspect is that the razors range missed both the flop and the turn so your opponent they raised pre flop and you called in position. They have plenty of. Ace king ex-queen x. hands in their range. So what kind of boards are they going to hate seeing probably low in dry boards. Things like nine do's and four or five seven also like monotone boards and even to tone boards couple of spades out there. That's going to be pretty scary if they don't hold a spade
Designing for Empathy in Conversational AI With Romita Bulchandani
"Did you get into the conversation. And was i do know like you. Work a lot on designing empathy for conversational ai. Right so how did you get into that space. I didn't go looking for it. It was i. Just when i dismantled my ladder and i started not playing by the rules of society and i started speaking my truth and i started coaching folks in getting into working with a lotta tech folks that were that needed coaching. A lot of it. What i understood was it all came back to it. I kept being brought back to my disney roots in some way shape or form and the more people i started talking to i started attracting. Were ganic lead. I just the i space. And the people from the world and a lot of what i found was missing. Was the whole empathy piece but also the diversity piece in when you're in all stems back to the ladder so give an example of disney. When i was working on a tea party so i think a lot of folks have probably seen alice in wonderland. It's movie from the early nineties. They've remained a few times. But i was doing this tea party for this little girl. She was fourteen years old. I guess not so little bit. Yes little and she had a dream do a tea party with the cast and crew of alice in wonderland so we put together this team so we had the food elements. We had someone to manage the like the that the entertainment piece the props design of the room. We have all these different skill sets that we brought to the room to make this party happen. But here's the other piece. Is you have to sit in the one. You have the dad who's paying the money right so you have to be able to sit in his shoes. What is empathy being able to sit in someone's shoes without judgment. So you have this dad who just wants to give the world of his little girl and she. And then you have the little girl who has this dream of. I'm gonna meet alison. I'm gonna need the matt hatter in the the rabbit and the queen and then you have the disney brand you have the characters and you have the encompassed of the actual storyline. So i had to with my team. Go through in alice's shoes
How Does Facing Death Change Your Life?
"I recently had a near death experience. And if i died it would have been not funny exactly no but at least like no henry short story because i almost got killed in a traffic accident while driving back from getting my second covid vaccine shot. Oh that would've been a great short story right. I would have been willing to die for that story. But i didn't last start it so we have this. Lean version of the story in which the protagonist doesn't even die. But anyway i got my vaccine early in the morning on a sunday morning in queens which was about a thirty five forty minute drive from where i live and i'm driving back and i'm on the cross bronx expressway which is usually a highway. That travels at about half a mile an hour. It's just always jammed up okay. But on a sunday morning it was flying. Everybody's going you know. Not crazy fastball. Fifty five sixty like highway speeds highway speed and then all the sudden in the middle lane of this three lane highway under an overpass or would that be under an underpass. Under an underpass was a tractor trailer parked in the center lane at a full. Stop wow so. I slam on the brakes and i'm waiting to either fish tale and get killed or to hit him or hit on behind and none of those bad things happened anyway. Here's my point. I didn't die plainly but it was the closest. I've come to death in a long time. Maybe ever and. I expected to have some kind of emotional reckoning reassessment. I was grateful for sure. Don't get me wrong. But i did not have one of those hollywood moments like i am going to live my every day as if it's had less so here's my question for you today. Am i. broken is something wrong with me. Are you missing a chip. Or maybe this means. I've got a mature view of death. And that maybe even ready to
Kestrel Coffee Roasters CCCRS 082 - burst 09
"Will just drive off find it. Cheap hotel deal and eat like a ton of pastries. That's pretty much. That was the agenda. In fact one time at the border crossing new they ask why going in. I think we are on the way home. Or are there and they They're like what is going to be doing. No way older. Okay have fun. So so for all your smugglers out now. That's the way to get into canada. I'm going deep in streets and the croissant. Yeah we had learned about this pastry called queen. Amman which is easy to say in to spell and it's a traditional pastry from quebec and it's basically. Oh i'm being told not from quebec. We have to start over. I don't think back yeah. I don't think they can do on their own. Okay let's start this over. It's basically a large. I wanna say like what twelve or fourteen inches round layered butter. Salt sugar dough situation. It's like a croissant but like times hundred. And it's just we i remember. We went to the shop there. It's called queen went to the shop. We just got a slice of pizza. Slice would be the word ends. Yeah i took a by. We're on the street. And i took up by an i was like. Why is everyone not eating one of three. Now i see i see the clouds opening up rainbow. Beam coming down on you is that it was a rainy weekend. We didn't quite think it was going to be that rainy. We left the hotel in the morning hotter. Rain jacket pouring cats dogs. But i was intent on going to clean all and buying an entire full round size of the pastry get there. It's all to see inside. I get a whole one. Which by the way is not even that expensive and the whole thing. I swear it weighs like went ten pounds. I mean it's like it is heavy and they put it in like in like a pizza box pizza sheet box. The thin kind of cardboard ahead a little reusable shopping down with a nylon one. I put it in there and like the skies opened up. I mean it was pouring. All i can do is think of my pork when i'm on that i intended to like bring back home and then freeze half of it. They have reasoning And then course. I stop so we spent the whole wrecks the day walking around. Well it turns out. We were in like the furthest place from any kind of public transportation in a us man. Rain jacket like cover up the bags. When i i mean it was like i would have done anything for this clean among anyway. The moral of the story is it did make it home and we did freeze half of it and we did eventually all of it and it was amazing and worth. I love the fact that you took your jacket off and put it around the queen as as save. You're your little prize that you had that you weren't going to give up. I was not going to give up. It was not going to be sigy no matter what so. That's a good plot for a book which transitions to our next segment books. We have the segment called literary lottie in. It's my own guilty pleasure and we ask each of our guests but their favorite book is. And why. And i can that to my repertoire. While you've probably read my already the hobbit and lord of the rings and the reason for that is i was i think actually johnny introduced it to me Maybe five or so years ago. And i had never read it. I had seen some of the movies but didn't really get any know why it was such a big deal and then i read the hobbit and i was like wow. This is amazing. And they're also it's so many mentions of food and the importance of breakfast and second breakfast in fact our decaf land is called elevensies and that is after elevensies and i just totally fell in love with the world and the stories and such a rich incredible world. And it's just a great story and we can talk anymore because you lump them together so you you've got a person who's going to critique that sounds like the stephen colbert Kind of level of intensity related to that. Because i'm in. I'm in your camp actually charlotte because i love the hobbit and started the lord of the rings trilogy and i ended up skipping around. Because of the time commitment it took to cover them all and and it really hob is right up there at the top of my my favorite books but My my
Inside an Unprecedented Week in Ontario Politics
"Rawlings. This is the big story. Cynthia mulligan is park reporter for city. New she is also perhaps the person best equipped to explain why a ford government does what it does. Hello cynthia hello jordan. Have you ever covered a week like this in provincial politics. Well no no not at all. I mean the only thing that i can say was as as unprecedented was when patrick browns suddenly stepped down. But but this is so much different Because so many lives are at stake and it is truly being an unprecedented. Few days in in provincial politics like no one has ever seen before i mean. We had police openly revolt against a provincial directive. We had the government spinning and reversing major major a major announcement less than twenty four hours later and literally brought to its knees with public outrage. So this is absolutely unprecedented. Maybe take us back One week ago Because i want to kind of walk through how everything happened. So it's you know it's thursday last week Cases are really high and people are screaming for the government to do something what were you. What were you guys at queens park thinking. What were you expecting At that point well we've seen this unfold before numbers rise. We hear ominous rumblings that the modeling is going to be really bad the modeling and then doug ford comes out a sombre doug ford comes out and then makes a new announcement about how they're going to crack down so we knew that that was coming. What was unusual is usually the modeling comes out on thursday and then and then the announcement might come out the next day but what happened. This time is the modeling. Didn't come out until the friday morning. Ontario is already setting records for new cases. Look at where the province is now an all time high of more than forty seven hundred new cases today if current trends continue look at what the modeling forecast cases could soar to eighteen thousand cases a day with eighteen hundred patients in intensive care by the end of next month. And i
Florida State Fair Funnel Cake Queen "Mama Jane" Harris
"The florida state. Fair will look a little different this year due to the pandemic but one thing remains the same. The food will be as over the top as ever as usual serving. Your deep fried favorites will be jane. Harris better known as mama jane. She's worked the best around concessions for more than thirty five years. The cape coral based company is owned by the mcgrath family and they have trailers selling everything from turkey legs to corn on the cob to smoothies. But it's jane who manages the funnel cake trailer who's become a media darling and a fried dough virtuoso j. lives in pensacola and travels to fairs across the us and canada. About eight months out of the year. I spoke to her as she revved up to hit the florida state fair in tampa in our conversation. Jane shares how to recreate fair food at home. She offers an approximate timeline. For when some of your favorite fair foods were likely invented and will brainstorm names for her latest deep fried creation. How did you get into this. Oh goodness you know. I had two young boys. And i needed to make christmas money for my boys. So i started at the fair. And i ended up having six and So i still had to keep working affair of the year to make christmas money but Yeah that's how i started. How long ago was that over thirty five years ago. Wow that's so great. So what are your early memories so it would have been like the early eighties. I guess when you started. What are your memories from that time of the fair. I didn't work in tampa then because i had children. I just worked in pensacola. The fair and i didn't start traveling until about two thousand and five Hurricane ivan hit in two thousand four and destroyed the business. I managed and the best around said. You want a job. I said i need a job. So they put me right to work. And i started traveling then
Queen Elizabeth II "Deeply Touched" by Prince Philip Tributes
"Elizabeth is sending a message of appreciation today which is her ninety fifth birthday and just days after laying. Her husband prince philip to rest in a statement. She writes while it's a period of great sadness for her family. She's been comforted by all the tributes from around the world to her late husband. She adds that her family has been deeply touched by everyone's support and
Beyonce Gets Called out for Photoshopping
"A stirred up controversy and she may not even realize it. She's accused of photo shopping. Her body she posted this photo of herself. Looking like the queen she is zoom in and look a little closer there on the stairs. Looks like we see a little bit. So what do you guys think. Did she alter the photo no girl. That's a construction issue okay. Contractor needs to be called back. I don't think it's a. I mean totally it might be. I don't know this is her first time doing it. It's fine. I'm sure like everyone does it. I don't do it because i can't figure out. How do photoshop on my phone. So so i'm just like this is this is it just as a good a good high angle right but beyond say i mean maybe a little bit. I don't know. I assume that all celebrities do it like i assume when i opened a magazine. I'm getting a version of someone and now i do that with instagram. And twenty twenty one. I think that people put the best versions of themselves out there. And if you have a team who is your social media team nine times teen. They're touching things up
Queen Elizabeth II Marks 95th Birthday
"4 days after laying her husband arrest Britain's queen is marking her birthday Queen Elizabeth. The second turns 95 today, but it's expected to be a low key occasion. The royal family are in a period of mourning for Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip, following his death earlier this month. Gun salutes traditionally fired here in London for the Queen's birthday. Have Bean canceled. British newspapers report The monarch will marks today by enjoying a quiet lunch with close family
Queen Elizabeth Expresses Thanks for 'Support and Kindness'
"Vicki Barker. Reports from London celebrations have been called off. Following the death of the Queen's husband. The Queen is spending her 95th birthday quietly in Windsor Castle. She remained in deep mourning for her husband, Prince Philip. And in her first personal message since his death was announced. She thanks people for all the support and kindness they showed her then. And now in France, Harry, by the way, has flown home to California, missing the queen's
Queen Thankful for 'Support, Kindness' After Philip's Death
"Queen Elizabeth has expressed her thanks for the support and kindness shown following the death of her husband, Prince Philip. In a statement on social media issued on her 95th birthday, she said it had been a comfort to see and hear all the tributes to her husband from around the world. The queen said she had been deeply touched and continues to be reminded that the light Duke had such an impact on countless people throughout his life. She is marking her birthday in a low key fashion at Windsor Castle. Visited by some members of the royal
Who Was by Queen Elizabeth Ii’s Side at Prince Philip’s Funeral?
"I saw this us weekly headline who was by queen elizabeth to side at prince. Philip's funeral things to know about lady. Susan hussy i like listen queen elizabeth the seconds to you bigger satellite jesus sequel. I mean innocence. Saying it's like okay. She's bad a and other rob queen. Elizabeth two colon fedral. I don't so here are the five things to know. I'm not gonna read you the actual descriptions because who cares but the actual five things. The headlines are good one. She's the senior lady in waiting. Does donald moving on. I don't what a leading waiting as she was. She's a leading around for queen elizabeth. To a lot to me. She was married to the late. Marmaduke hussey which is. She's really old so her husband's name was marmaduke. She is principally godmother. Okay i'm boring. She's known the queen for more than sixty years again. She's very old and she's the youngest daughter of the twelfth earl waldegrave no five things have done less for be than bees. They've done nothing now. I feel like i'm getting a sense of like what she is up too. Which is an old british lady. that's just confirmed. She's but maybe now. The phillips dead shall like hang out. Maybe she's you'll be down now.
The Arrowverse Finally Has a Replacement for Arrow's Oliver Queen
"Just want to have some talk about the d.c. Cw verse lineup. Whatever recalling it these days. I know it's not their verse but i saw headline it said That painkiller was the new oliver queen. Now so so you watched the show do you. Do you agree with that Not really i know. I know twenty talking about nichols screen screenwriter article or something like that or maybe it was. I can't remember who wrote it. But i did read that piece and i did watch painkiller and about the only similarities between oliver and and khalil is their booth really now because khalil This was horsey. He left free line and ended up in custody valley and so basically grace and anisa ended up there in on their honeymoon and so but apparently the reason why khalil ended up with with a boatload of money was he and his compatriots found an old Vault from the asa and were able to to acquire those funds and use that basically Set up their their new lifestyle in this new in this new city.
CEO of Landmark Capital, David Fisher, on Bitcoin's Recent Losses
"Our weekly checkup with David Fisher, the CEO of Landmark Capital, and he's committed wholeheartedly to helping you protect your portfolio. Grow your in your legacy. What you're going to leave for your family. And for your later years in life, if you if you plan now, well, you can do quite well. Down the road, and we always appreciate his insight on these Monday's David, I hope you had a great weekend. You know who didn't have such a great weekend was Bitcoin talk to me. Bit Clinton a few other kryptos and it seems to be tied into China and also gold. We'll get to that in the moment, but, yeah, Big Queen lost 15% in a short period of time less than eight hours from set late Saturday night early Sunday morning. The other Cryptocurrency, the second largest eat your ECM lost 18% so more than Bitcoin. There seems to be like three reasons why this is happening, Kevin. The number one reason for the plunge is what a lot of people have been talking about. Analysts. The economists are saying the crypt of currency market just Huge with frostiness and well, overvalued. I mean, there's a coin last week on and I'm not endorsing any certain around a Cryptocurrency but do going it's sort 400% in a week, so that's just huge. The second reason is ah. It's unverifiable report, though, was put out on Twitter that claimed that the U. S. Treasury was looking into charging several financial institution. For using crypto currencies and also from money laundering. There is a movement by the iris just to let everybody know called Operation Hidden Treasure, which coincides with this. Ah, unclaimed report on verified So that is a real thing that the iris is coming down on people laundering money and not paying taxes on Cryptocurrency. And the third reason why this just might be is run the aftermath. All we talked about last week Queen Base when public on the NASDAQ and it ran up, and now it's just this is kind of like the hangover. That's happening s o, But there's people out there saying, you know, Bitcoin is is going to be with us to stay, and it's also competing against the US dollar. Well, and
"the queen" Discussed on The Queen
"the queen" Discussed on The Queen
"To your original report? When someone called about a smashed front window or stolen jewelry box, uniformed officers went to the scene and wrote it up. Getting a statement from the victim and enumerating the basic facts, the time, the location, what had been stolen the burglary, investigators followed up often from a seated position if you treated detective work like a desk, job, occasionally exerting yourself by picking up the telephone, you could push a new report off your desk in less than an hour. Nobody ever solved a case by making a single phone call, but it hardly mattered given how rarely burglary. Detectives recovered people's losses. There were nearly two hundred thousand burglaries robberies and thefts in Chicago in nineteen seventy four an increase of eighteen percent over the previous year, Sherwin territory. What the department called area to on. Chicago's southeast side was the busiest in the city with thirty nine. Nine burglaries. A day, a big picture thinker wouldn't have lasted a week in area to those stats told a depressing story one filled with the kind of hopeless characters who subsisted on the proceeds from petty crimes. But sure, when knew it wasn't on him to fix Chicago. He handled what he could see what he could touch. He preferred to check out crime scenes himself to imagine who'd been there and what they done. He broke down each new assignment into a series of predictable tasks doing all the things a conscientious burglary detective was supposed to do. He talked to the right people chased the right leads and wrote everything up in clear. Concise reports the door opened at eighty to twenty one south CLYDE and Sherwin took stock of the woman standing in front of him. Four days earlier, Linda Taylor, had called area to headquarters to say that her home had been burglarized. Taylor appeared to be in her late thirties. She was just over five feet tall with olive skin and dark heavy-lidded is her face a long oval tapering to a sharply. Jutting chin seemed vaguely elfin her eyebrows. Plucked into thin arcs made her look like an old fashioned glamour girl. She had a pronounced cupid's bow and our upper lip. And when she talked that lip curled back to reveal the glint of gold dental work Taylor. Looked as though she was expecting company. Her makeup was pristine, her outfit, fashionable and snug. As he stepped into the apartment Sherwin noticed that Taylor kept a tidy house. Sometimes if you went out on a case right away, he could see where a burglar had barged in, but there were no signs of forced entry here. The bolt on Taylor's front door appeared on damaged nothing was broken or scattered around Sherwin. Glanced, again, at the uniformed officers original report, could they go through that list of missing items one more time a large green refrigerator, complete with ice maker. Yes, she told him that was gone. A gold stove. Yes stolen. It was a weird list hospital end tables, a grandfather clock to large Chinese lamps large elephant, figurines, a pair of speakers that lit up to the beat of music, thousands of dollars worth of household furnish. Things every piece of it ensured. Most burglars snatched whatever they could fit in their hands. A ring a necklace, a stereo, a small TV set stealing a refrigerator and hospital end tables, Boehlke objects. You couldn't hustle out of an apartment without attracting. Attention didn't make much sense Sherwin went back to his clipboard and studied the report he asked Taylor to explain again how the thieves had gotten away with her belongings. She pointed to a window in her kitchen. An opening no more than a couple of feet across Taylor's version of events was preposterous to fit a double door refrigerator through that narrow gap. You'd have to cut it in half the detective didn't press her. For more details he thanked Taylor for her cooperation. And he promised to come around again, just as soon as he developed any leads. On his way out. Sure. When rang some more doorbells, but he couldn't find any neighbors had seen a mysterious stranger wander off with a large appliance as he walked back to the car. He thought about the clean apartment, the tiny window and the woman with the olive skin in the heavy lipid is there was something so familiar about Linda Taylor. He was sure he'd had this exact case with this exact woman, he just couldn't remember where or when. Sure. When new Linda Taylor street, he'd grown up just a few miles away in an all white neighborhood, close to what was then the southern tip of the city's black belt back then in the nineteen forties. Segregation had been enforced with covenants that forbade the sale of properties to for instance, every person, having one eighth part or more of negro blood, the black belts borders expanded in nineteen forty eight when the supreme court struck down those covenants, but segregation didn't end with the stroke of pen, new public housing developments kept black people confined to black enclaves, as did violence, perpetrated by whites against those brave enough to breach longstanding barriers when civil rights activists and Queen of gospel, Mahalia Jackson moved to the south side in nineteen fifty-six, her white neighbors shot. BB pellets through the windows of her house. Other black newcomers had their homes. Ransacked and set on fire. The Sherwin 's like many white families packed up, and moved when Chicago's racial boundaries shifted settling in the area around midway airport. Thirty years later. The detective scoped out south side neighborhoods that bore little resemblance to the one he'd lived in a child. Some of the areas in his jurisdiction had changed from middle class white, enclaves to middle-class black ones the city's most beloved athlete cubs legend, Ernie banks lived with his family on a tree lined street and Chatham on his daily rounds Sherwin, passed by black owned banks, the headquarters of the Johnson products company manufacturer of the hair straight ner ultra sheen, and the office of our Eugene pinch him. A renowned black defense attorney, and advocate for the disenfranchised Sherwin. Also rolled through hollowed out streets dotted with liquor stores and check, cashing operations. South chicago. The part of town, where Linda Taylor lived had long been the city's smoke belching industrial corridor home to US steals, mammoth, south works, and countless other plants factories, and forges. But between nineteen sixty seven and nineteen seventy seven the number of people working in manufacturing in Chicago proper would plummet by thirty three percent. White flight took both jobs and services to the suburbs, cutting off thousands of black Chicagoans from steady employment and weakening, the foundations of once stable communities area to burglary. Detectives didn't spend their days chasing after master criminals, they arrested juvenile's and addicts young men who were more desperate than cunning Sherwin. Drove to grand crossing and south shore and Poelman stopping off at apartment buildings and restaurants to jot down notes about busted back doors and stolen cash. He spent most days. Two feet to the left or right. Of Jerry Kush with one man driving in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Kush was the best partner Sherwin had ever had honest and reliable. But they weren't close friends while Kushner flashy clothes Sherwin, looked and dressed like a standard issue, detective with short hair and daily uniform of a sport coat and tie Kush. Never stopped talking about his kids, his marital woes, and anything else that came to mind, Sherwin didn't wanna probe too, far below the surface, sometimes they'd hit the bars after work, but Sherwin didn't like to drink. He hated the sensation of losing control Sherwin felt most comfortable when he was by himself in high school. He didn't go to parties or dances. He was too self conscious to look at girls, much less talk to them. He'd found his confidence in the Marine Corps. When he came home after basic training, Sherwin war has dress blues everywhere. And he sat the way marine was supposed to sit his spine, not touching the back of his chair in nineteen sixty two after a stint as a tank commander on Okinawa. He joined up with the Chicago police department as a beat cop assigned to neighborhoods on the west and southeast sides. He could go from helping a woman deliver a baby to disarming a man threatening his girlfriend with a butcher knife, Sherwin, loved the unpredictability of police work. And he took pride in protecting Chicago and its citizens. There were times though, when he thought those citizens actions were indefensible Sherwin watched the west side ignite following Martin Luther King junior's assassination, in April nineteen sixty eight and he was on duty a few months later during the clashes between protesters and cops at the democratic convention. A study commissioned by mayor Richard, J Daley found that the MLK riots stemmed from pent up aggressions among black Chicagoans, infuriated by poor schools, inadequate housing and racially discriminatory, policing, while a federal report on the democratic convention documented unrestrained an indiscriminate police violence in response to demonstrators. Provocations Sherwin didn't come to the same conclusions. He'd feared for his life during the Westside riots, and he'd seen protesters attack policemen at the convention. He was certain that he and his fellow officers were the good, guys. Is no matter what was happening in Chicago. Nobody had the right to tear up the city. After Sherwin made detective his life, got a lot more sedate. He in Kush still answered the occasional in-progress call and they still tussled with burglars now. And then one time they went to make an arrest and found their suspect hiding in a closet. The man charged out completely naked and Kush hit him on the head with a portable radio Sherwin, and Kush talked about that one for years, but naked guys didn't jump out of closets on the average Monday afternoon. Sherwin believed in the work he was doing, but he wasn't always stimulated by it. The job could be relentless and dispiriting most days. The detectives added a bunch of new reports to a case load that was already overwhelming after work, the thirty five year old police officer would go back to his two bedroom apartment and do laundry, some days, he'd head out to a religion class. He was studying to be a Catholic so he could share a faith with his fiancee. He'd wake up early before three AM to go for a run at Northwestern University before work with the sky pitch black and nobody else around. He had time to indulge the half formed ideas bouncing around his head the morning after his visit to the tidy apartment on south CLYDE avenue Sherwin mind kept wandering back to Linda Taylor. He'd gone to her home on August twelve expecting to investigate a burglary. He'd left a half hour later, thinking he needed to investigate the burglary victim. Lamar Jones couldn't remember the last time something interesting happened to him at work. The dental clinic at Great Lakes. Naval training center was an assembly line, a fifty chair operation that treated a hundred thousand recruits and seven hundred thousand cavities each year, the twenty one year old new would each day would bring, and he knew what would happen the day after and the following week..
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"And as I began to research, the case, I had originally thought of it very much kind of traditional crime narrative of kind of singular, evil figure who had committed these crimes, and that was FBI's theory of the case and over time. I began to gather evidence from the sage through archives that showed there were really many, many more murders scores. More murders unresolved, many of them improperly investigated or covered up, and I tried to investigate many of them. I thought it was so important to try to find answers. But in so many of the cases, you know, all the witnesses are deceased now the victims are deceased, the suspects are deceased, and so how do you handle that? And in some of the cases, I was able to gather enough circumstantial evidence that indicated who was responsible and in other cases, I couldn't. And so one of the challenges for me was to not obscure that debt, which I think, author, sometimes want to do, because they want to be all knowing and give satisfaction on all fronts to the reader, and yet, I thought it was so important to reveal that doubt and kind of incorporate that doubt. But it was a real struggle at first because in many ways that doubt was essential to the theme of the. Book which was the systematic cover up in which these crimes to haunt families. You know, less than essentially later still haunting families who don't yet know who is the precise perpetrator of a murder in their family. I think that's so important. What David's saying and, and hard, one is to let readers know what you don't know and what you can't know and have faith in them that you're not going to be able to answer any question, and that ends up weirdly. I mean, I know sort of growing, as a journalist and writer, you know, I would be afraid to do that at an earlier point. Well, how can I admit that that's going to call my thirty into question? And the truth is just the opposite. I mean, I think even in this era of fake news, you know, an all these questions about a thority of fact, you know, the role that integrity plays and personal honesty, a whether that's with sources editors or with a reader. I think that really goes a long way that we're in conversation. In here, we're going on this journey together and that doesn't mean I'm sitting in the thority seat. And I have all the answers. People really underestimate the power that are writer admitting. They can't know something has for a reader, and the reader's trust in their out of state. So in the slate piece that I did that the became the book I had a, a section towards the ends about Taylor and sociopathic she behaved in many ways that seem irrational. She treated, people extremely callously. She used people she abused her own family. There were a lot of, of markers of the specific type of mental illness, and then as I was writing the book, and I actually learned more. I got some psych evaluations that had been done on her when she got into the federal mental health system, the choice that I made was. Despite actually knowing more, I decided to say less about what I thought was going on and her brain, just because it felt more honest, to me to admit that I didn't know and I can present what these various other people thought, but as David analyze were saying, I think, I hope that you can earn the trust of readers that, when you do, say something authoritatively, they'll trust you. If the flip side, as when you had met gaps in your knowledge, I get a story once about the world's greatest Sherlock Holmes scholar is found Garrett it mysterious circumstances, and all these kind of Sherlock ins and couldn't Toyland taken up the case, investigated it, you know, by the end I had a very strong. Circumstantial case of what happened and I remember speaking to the sister of the Sherlock Holmes scholar. And I remember saying, you know, we have to learn to live with. Doubts. And I think that's the difference between Sherlock Holmes fairy tales and real festive reporting. Thanks for listening. Thanks to our members who support helps make our journalism possible..
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"Hello, and welcome to this very special bonus episode of the Queen. I'm Dan Quayle. I'm better slates books coverage in the author of how to be a family, which will be published in September. I'm joined here. Slates DC studio by my colleague Josh Levin. Hi, Josh Haden. So as listeners of the podcast know this series is a companion to Joshua's book, the Queen the forgotten life behind an American myth. Josh spent years reporting the story, which first appeared in slate in two thousand thirteen now for many nonfiction writers and journalists a book like the Queen, you know, a full length work of investigative reporting is sort of the gold standard of projects. That thing you want to have the chance to write at least once in your career, but how does writing such thing actually happen? How do you get the story? How do you find information that the government or that corporations? Don't want you to have. And how do you get stories from people who not wanna talk to you? And how do you then turn all that reporting into a book that is hopefully? Engaging accurate. Fair funny, interesting. So I'm going to discuss the solid Josh today, and we are joined by three remarkable authors who also worked in this mode. I I'll welcome David grant New Yorker staff writer and the author. Recently of killers of the flower moon. Hi, David Kate to be, we're also joined by Elisa griswald winner of the two thousand nineteen Pulitzer prize for her book, amity and prosperity. One family and the fracturing of America highlights high. And finally, we're joined by James Furman junior, the J skelly Wright professor of law at Yale, and winner of the two thousand eighteen Pulitzer prize for his book locking up our own crime and punishment and black America. Hi, james. Hi, I'm so glad to have all of you here. Thank you for joining us. I'd love to just bounce questions around all of us. But if you have something, you want to add, even if you, you know, I haven't called your name, please feel free to jump in. I'm not like the Proctor but let's start with a really basic question. But one that I think a lot of writers struggle with as they're trying to make. This transition. How do you know when something is a book and it's not just, you know, a piece, why don't we start with Josh Levin, my piece became a book. So I feel a very qualified to answer this question. It took me about a year from concept, Texaco on the piece, they ran and slate in two thousand thirteen ranted about seventeen thousand words which reputedly as the longest piece that slate had ever run at that point. And there was a sense, I think, internally, Dan, that it was more comprehensive than at perhaps, he writes on the right to be. But there was there were so many holes in the story. And so many things that I wanted to learn about this woman, Linda Taylor, who has known as the welfare Queen, and about who she really was beyond the this legend about her. I felt personally like I had only scratched the surface. But the thing that I really wanted to get at, and the book was the larger framework of her story, the worlds in which she operated, but also, the world's in that, that made her into this, this figure this person who became so important in our politics than our policy-making, why this woman at this place at this time. How did those things converge and turn her into this kind of icon, but also a person who herself was her, her personal history was a raised. And I felt like having the space to explore that. And a buck was something that I wanted to do, and that I felt would be rewarding to readers so for you, as a mix of frustration at the stuff that you hadn't gotten yet, and a desire to tell a bigger story than the piece self was able to tell. Yeah, I think that's right. James for you. What was it was? There are also some inciting incident that made you think, oh, this is a big enough story that this is a book. I think for me it was a little bit different in some sense is easier to get to the idea that it was a book because I knew from the beginning that I was trying to write the story of what happened in the last fifty years as the America embarked on this project that we now call mass incarceration. And I wanted to tell that story through the lens of African American officials black makers legislators judges prosecutors in DC and around the country. So just the scope upfront suggested that it might be worthy of book length treatment. I think the biggest obstacle for me to getting to the idea of being a book is a little is that I'm different from the others in that I'm a law. Professor, not a writer or reporter and law. Professors, don't study form very much in our writing, which is why a lot of, you know, law review articles are not that accessible. We were. Subject matter specialists, but we don't think that much about how to create a form, that would be accessible to a broader audience. So for me, the actually the biggest challenge wasn't even so much thinking through the content the substance, but thinking through will, how do I make this inform a book that somebody might wanna read David and Eliza you both if I'm correct killers of the flower, moon and avenue and prosperity. Both had their roots in stories that you wrote, as well, right? Yeah, for me. No actually killers of the flower, boom, began as a book and ended as a book. I had I did not do that a magazine piece interestingly enough. I've had to experiences in my first book last city is he did begin as an article much, like, Josh, and it was a case, where I finished the piece about this British explorer disappeared in the Amazon, and I felt. That I had finished. There were so many places to go and killers of the flower moon. It was a little bit more like James. It's talking about the, the canvas was so sprawling about this, racial injustice covered so many years had so many individuals that the really it was almost they, they couldn't figure out how to excerpt the book, because it's just to do many people to do open a narrative, and, and spending too many years. But for me, you know, the difference between generally speaking article, or book is, does it have enough dimensions places to go avenues to explore? Also, does the subject matter have enough residence that it justifies hopefully for the reader staying with something larger I might do a short story. That's like a lark like the search for the giant squid that I don't think should be a book something like the systematic murder of the osage in the early twentieth century for oil money for the twentieth century felt like something that had lots of dimensions. Had the birth of the FBI, and I guess the other question, always me too, with the book is, is it something I wanna spend years with an, that's a really important question, too, because I have had subject matters that I thought could be books, but I would have no desire to spend three to five years, researching it. And that's another important element. That goes into the into the equation. You made the decision to write your book, you, definitely were committing to a lot of extremely indepth research, and reporting on the ground. Where's that a consideration for you as well? Whether this was a story you wanted to live with that long your. Oh my goodness. Yes. I mean I really hoped that by writing an article, I would do right by the subject, and be able to put it down and that did not happen. You know. So, but when I wrote the article, you know, there was a sick family animals were dying and they were just at the beginning of what happened to be a multi year lawsuit and investigation with both state and federal authorities into what had gone wrong at this oil and gas site. But yeah, I mean when I wrote that article, we knew very little, you know, the family knew that there was benzine until you wing in their bodies. They knew they'd lost pets. They knew that a fourteen year old had arsenic poisoning, but that's about all they knew that had a pretty steep learning curve to how do you put down on a page? What's known and what's not known and what can't be known because with a lot of environmental related illness. You know, the causal link between the chemical or what goes wrong on a site, and the sick kids or the dead animals that link is never going to be substantial enough to satisfy reader. So it was tricky ground from the beginning. And then yeah, it was seven years. It was seven years of following this family and following their frustrating maddening walk through the court system through regulation. It was that's what it entailed. Something really sparked for me. They're one of the biggest challenges for me throughout the whole process. Elisa was sorting things into categories of things that I not to be too Rumsfeld in here, but the kind of known unknowns, that I known announce just the category of things that I don't know now, but I could be reasonably expected to know or figure out if I just kind of bash on it for long enough, and the things that it's probably not a good idea for me to be spending my time trying to sort out and sort through, even if they're big and fundamental mysteries that would speak to something big in the in the world in which I was able to figure them out. So how do you think through that problem allies and I'm curious for what other people think too well for me? I mean, the one of the greatest injustices involved with many corporations and oil and gas. Just an example of it, but they control all information about the substances. They're using about when they're using them and regulators are religious subject to their whims of releasing them. Right. So any kind of definitive information, for instance, for many, many years, the one of the main questions is where did these chemicals go? Underground, did they end up in people's drinking water? It took four or five years of this lawsuit for, you know, us kind of puzzling this out to figure out that, in fact, the company knew because the company had used tracers, so the company knew had chemical and radioactive tracers in the water that would have allowed them to map exactly where those chemicals went so that disparity between and that really reveals the sort of greater corporate power of what, what people do already know and what they're not gonna tell you is is really stunning at something I learned a great deal about. And I would have. I would have just been absolutely sunk if I didn't have the legal records that from the two lawyers who made all these documents public, John and Kendra Smith are their names now. They're not environmental attorneys, or even plaintiff attorneys Kendra the wife in this husband and wife team is corporate defense attorney who works for railroads mostly defending them from bestest cases. And she was so disgusted with what she saw in this case that she decided to take on this plane of case. So she had the training super expensive training of like into being an industrial hygienist being able to puzzle out what these chemicals actually meant what test results meant what testing methods men and so with her help, I was able to understand what really needed to be established in order for the book to make any sense at all. David, and James has yours embarking on these projects. How did you kind of sort, the questions that needed to be answered out? Did you use similar categories to joshes of these are the things that I think I can figure out? And these are the things that I'll probably never find out or are you more optimistic than pessimistic. John. Well, first of all, I just want to say, I'm so glad that lawyers are heroes in elisas story. That's, that's kind of exciting in rare. They're probably they're probably plenty of villains as well. I would imagine for me. I think it was about figuring out which topics I wasn't gonna talk about, again, not. Because I couldn't maybe figure that now because again, I'm writing about us a topic that I'm are already been studying for most of my career. But because they didn't fit into the narrative in some way, do you not talk to academics all the time who say, I want to write a book that reaches a wider audience. What advice do you have? And one of the things that I'm always telling people is that you've got to leave a whole bunch of stuff out on and for academic sets really counter intuitive. Because typically when academics write books, the biggest thing that can get you criticized by fellow academics is not talking about something that might. Ten generally relevant. But of course, if you want people to read your book, you have to not talk about a lot of tangents are else the book just becomes a series of tangents. So for me, it was really cutting, cutting cutting it was. Yeah, this is interesting. This is important, but it's got to go in a separate article or a separate book, or it will never get written. It's going to way down my story if I try to include it, that's funny. I have basically have a folder, which is we're all the digression go, which are usually, you know, three thousand words of history that I have spent weeks researching some point of context, and then my wife reads, it and says that's really good. You got to cut it. And I ended up stealing it down to a paragraph so that the narrative keeps moving and the paragraph, I hope is really good because it's the most informed paragraph you'd ever have. But, but I do think that is essential to keep people, and keep it moving, and, and make sure you give the reader enough to know things in the context, but not go too far off. I would say would killers of the flower moon, I encountered something that was a real challenge beyond the kind of normal narrative structure challenge of what do you put in a book, and what don't you put in a book, which had to do with again? These crimes took place in the early twentieth century when those age where the wealthiest people per capita in the world because of oil under the land, and they began to be surly murdered..
"the queen" Discussed on The Queen
"March of nineteen seventy five the Chicago Tribune publishes the story and the headline is prob- aid, Queen tied, a kidnapping the first sentence is Linda Taylor dubbed, Chicago's welfare Queen, because she is suspected of swindling Illinois out of more than one hundred fifty four thousand dollars in fraudulent welfare payments is under investigation in the nineteen sixty four Frans. Ac baby kidnapping the story later says that sources in the FBI reported that the case was reopened after Chicago police, and FBI agents, uncovered information, the could link Miss Taylor to the crime. When I, I wrote the piece, I late about Linda Taylor. That piece came out and two thousand thirteen as I was doing my, my research. I found these old articles in the Tribune and elsewhere about the FRANZ at kidnapping and about. Taylor's possible connection to it. And so I was looking around and seeing, you know, was there ever any resolution to this, you know, what happened and I found a short message that you had turned out had posted on a message board called orphan memories. Do you remember posting that message? I sure do that was one of the first steps, I took yellow me read that message. And then you can can talk about it says, hi, I was identified by the FBI as Paul just a FRANZ act. The kidnapped baby from Michael Reese hospital in Chicago. I was abandoned in Newark, New Jersey on July second eighteen sixty five found in a stroller outside of variety store, I was placed in an orphanage when FBI found me, I was placed enough Auster home and given the name, Scott McKinley. I have just found out that I am not Paul Joseph Ron Zach. I need help to find out who I am. So what? It had happened just before you posted. That message. I actually was able to have a DNA test on with my parents it. Oh, it was, it was something I thought about for years and years, like, I even joked about when my parents come out to visit me, a Las Vegas to see this either the granddaughter that I would get hairs off their pillow. You know, do stuff like that. But the tests weren't available in knowing if you could find them, they were so expensive, and it's got couldn't afford it. So in two thousand twelve I was at CBS, and I happened to find this kit by gene, it was like twenty five dollars. So I bought the kit. I brought it home and put it in the closet, and I thought, you know, this is it I'm gonna find a way to ask my parents, whom I I love with all my art to take this test, and it's a quite a while. But I was I was actually able to finally do it. And the results showed that there was essentially zero chance that you are related to Chester Dora rep. Yeah. The, the guy who called me on the phone after AMI jump through months of security hoops. He said there is no remote possibility that you're Paul Franek. And that, you know, even though I felt it for. So so long. I really believe I wasn't Paul. But once I heard it it's like my life, just stopped everything I thought he knew about myself, my life that I was I was, you know, taught to believe just vanished. You know who was? I how old them I am. I really Catholic and my polish in all these things that, that I was told. And it just it just vanished. You can really see that. And that message board posts that I that I read your reaching out, it seems kind of in desparation to fines, if anybody can can help you seems like you're really struggling with how to handle this. It's like a huge, you know bomb, that's dropped the explodes your whole life. Will you know, John? Will really hit me was I wasn't really concerned about myself. I wanted to find out where Paul was what happened too much my parents real child, because this horrible tragedy happened to them and it wasn't solved. And I was hoping that he would be out there and I'd be able to find him. So we've been kind of working on this and parallel. Right. You, you have been following so many different leads, you know, we I chatted with each other, I think, in two thousand and thirteen and you had a Facebook page, where people would give you kind of tips and clues. You did a bunch of TV spots that kicked up a bunch of interest in the case. And then on my side, I've been reporting out the Linda Taylor story and trying to look into not only this kidnapping, but other kidnappings that she she dead or may have done. Let me run through Paul some of the evidence against Taylor. That was laid out back in the nineteen seventies. And just so folks are clear before I got in touch with you. You had never heard of. Any suggestion that Linda Taylor, the so called welfare Queen had anything to do with this, or had even been suspected of having anything to do with us? No, I never even heard her name. Okay. So the evidence against Taylor, as laid out I in the Chicago Tribune in March nineteen seventy five was one of her ex-husband's had told FBI agents that she appeared one day in the mid nineteen sixty s with a newborn baby, although she had not been pregnant Taylor's explanation. Was that she hadn't realized she was pregnant until she gave birth that morning. The Tribune also said that a woman calling herself Connie read now as a name, the Taylor had used in the nineteen forty s had been at the hospital at the time of baby Paul's abduction. Finally the Tribune noted that the Chicago police had received a tip a week after the kidnapping that a person who could have been the kidnapper had tried to rent an apartment under the name constants Wakefield, which was another name the Taylor, you. Used. All right. Then in may nineteen seventy seven after Taylor was convicted of welfare fraud. The Tribune picked up the story again and wrote that a man named Samuel Harper said he was certain that Taylor had stolen the FRANZ act, baby. This man Sam Harper said the Taylor had several children and infants all white that were staying with her. The Tribune also reported that Harper said he assured Taylor was the kidnapper, because she left that day dressed in a white uniform, and the description of the kidnapper matched Taylor. The Tribune also said that Linda Taylor had even filed a police report after the kidnapping saying she had seen the kidnapper with the baby. You know when you hear all that stuff. Paul. You've heard so many different theories for what happened, I can remember looking on that Facebook page and elsewhere. And people saying, I think it might be this person. I think it might be that person what he what do you make of of it? And, you know, in fairness, this was printed in the Chicago Tribune, which is one of the leading newspapers and the country is this isn't just like some crank theory. Absolutely. And when I spoke to you about this. I thought, wow. I think Josh onto something here. I think that just Linda Taylor might have been the one that kidnapped hall when you hear of this specific evidence against her. What do you think? I had a couple of things that kept me kind of away from thinking my mom, I think, would have noticed if she was, you know, African American, and she was certainly taller than Linda Taylor Taylor's height. And you know, in, in the voice. So I I just I had a hard time really thinking it was her. But then again, you don't know until you know, right? I'm kinda with you where I've ended up with all of this is that I know for a fact that Taylor kidnapped children, she was charged with it. I have first hand accounts from people who know that she cannot kids if, if not baby, Paul know that she was in the vicinity at that time I know for a fact that she would dress as a nurse and would say that she was a nurse. That being said there are reasons to believe that she didn't do at the height thing. I think is, is one that I think by all accounts, the kidnapper was something like five six or five seven, and she is much shorter than that. And, you know, there are, there are other reasons too. I think maybe where we both have landed on this Paul is that if we were in charge of the investigation back, then, she's somebody that would have been a person of interest that you would have wanted to talk to. Oh, absolutely. For a very, very long time with the swinging naked light bulb. We're, we're right there. We're in the in.
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"Taylor claimed. Her name was Constance Wakefield, and that she was the air to gambling, kingpins, vast fortune. The ensuing court hearing proved the Taylor was lying. But so we're Taylor's white relatives who considered her parentage a secret that needed to be hidden. I certainly knew Easter by. These are members of the family talking about this horrible thing that they consider shame in the family that the comms real father was black Taylor was affectively disowned, because she was mixed race. She'd spend the rest of her life, latching onto other people's families. Sometimes she helped them more often. She took advantage of them. When I started reporting on Linda Taylor. One of the first people, I spoke to was her ex husband. Lamar Jones, Taylor Jones, knew each other for less than a week before. They got married in August nineteen seventy four about a week after their wedding Taylor got arrested for welfare fraud their marriage broke up another few weeks after that when Taylor stole Joneses TV set and fled Tarazona. When I talked to Jones on the phone. He had no idea whether Taylor was alive. He hadn't heard a word from her since their briefed dalliance in the nineteen seventies in the course of my research. I made contact with dozens of people who knew Linda Taylor, personally other than Taylor's children. I didn't encounter a single soul. Who'd stayed in contact with her for a long stretch of time. The story was always the same Taylor emerge from out of nowhere upended everything in her path then vanished without leaving a forwarding address in the final episode of this series. I'm going to tell two stories about the lives Linda Taylor changed. The first takes place in the nineteen fifties.
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"They found cash piled on the floor and pouring out of Bank bags jammed inside the closet, and in between the cushions of the couch. The cops believed wake. Field had acquired all those riches unlawfully. So they confiscated everything it took them almost twenty hours to count, the money, the final tally was seven hundred sixty three thousand two hundred twenty three dollars and thirty cents. That would be more than six million today. As the police had suspected Wakefield had made his fortune by taking bets. His game was known as policy was a kind of local lottery, and it played a major role on the social, and cultural life of the southside, here's the Varian Baldwin..
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"Six years ago, a friend sent me an article from the nineteen seventy s about a woman named Linda Taylor. It said the Taylor had committed welfare fraud to the tune of one hundred fifty four thousand dollars in a single year using eighty different aliases. It also said that she owned a bunch of luxury cars had filed a fraudulent police report about stolen furs and had been preparing to open a medical office posing as Dr another article I found said that Linda Taylor, the so-called welfare Queen could change from black to wait to Latin with a mere change of a wig before I read those stories. I didn't know that the welfare Queen stereotype had originated with a real person. A black woman with a for court and fancy cars living, a life of luxury, thanks to unearned government checks. That vicious caricature had been based on Linda Taylor, then used to demonize those who could barely afford a winter coat let alone for that caricature has persisted decade. After decade as aid to the poor has gotten slashed by Republican and democratic administrations. Taylor. Briefly became infamous in the nineteen seventies newspapers wrote up her outrageous exploits, and Ronald Reagan railed against her during his first presidential campaign. But just as quickly as she'd scandalized, the nation Linda Taylor disappeared from view, though. The welfare Queen archetype endured, nobody ever dug into who Taylor really was and what had become a her. I became obsessed.
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"Hi, I'm Josh Levin, host of slates, new podcast miniseries. The queen. I, I heard Linda, Taylor's name, six years ago. One of the first stories I read about her said, she'd stolen one hundred fifty four thousand dollars in welfare money in a single year that she drove a bunch of fancy cars, and that she used eighty different aliases, another article said, the Taylor the quote welfare Queen could change from black to wait to Latin with Amir change of a wig. But while the myth of the welfare Queen endured Linda Taylor herself vanished from our collective memory almost forty years after Taylor became known as the welfare Queen. I started investigating what she'd really done, and what had happened to her on this podcast. I'm going to tell you what I found, I'll start with how the legend of Linda Taylor began. She was being painted as this big time crook. And she was indicative of all black females, who were on welfare. I'll also get into who Taylor really was in some ways she was victim. Let the Ray lesson of this for me is that people will come their own conclusions based on what their prejudices are. But she was also a villain a Conard est a kidnapper and possibly even a murderer. My grandfather was telling me that she had kidnapped me and they didn't know where. Was he had me solesky here that because he says she was just evil? By the end of the series, you'll know what was done to lend detailer, what she deter others, and what was done in her name. Subscribe to the Queen on apple podcasts or wherever you're listening right now, I drops may thirteen.
"the queen" Discussed on No Such Thing As A Fish
"Speaking of clothing there is someone else who sort of does a stand in jail for the queen as well and that is it's someone specifically whose job is to break in the shoes of the queen better as of yet on worn so that's what they do they the the people who provide all the clothing for her her her fashion people the queen's fashion people they buy new shoes and obviously when you're wearing new shoes a very painful and so someone is hard to just walk around in the new pair of shoes before she has a go at them that's cool so they must have the same size feet says the queen right it would be very funny if they did not isis thinking that the that the auditions for that job all the job interview would be just like cinderella or something hello of people sat there they just need the right size this is no of a skilled ariza no i and it's probably a quick audition process are you size ate no okay thank you the queen's have massive thursday is not massive by the way wasn't foreign foot too i was looking instead of the reason this lady ellis lock she cooled reasons he it's like to prepare for ceremonial events and the royal family they have to rehearse all the role ceremonies quite a lot and in fact the queen herself spent weeks rehearsing for her coronation in nineteen 1950 three so she was really nervous about it and she used to play recordings of a fall this coronation over and over again of all those jeweled you know you had a stuff sir and so it's quite difficult she's the play recordings of his coronation as she paraded up and down what was called the white drawing room because not had the same dimensions as the as the theater in the abbey where she was going to be coronated angie time to self doing it to make sure she was going to walk the right you know this is the right pace and she go ladies and waiting to walk alongside and she used to wear her bedsheets is a robe as.
"the queen" Discussed on The Queen's Court
"Look at the show as we didn't even had a bitter and they got a thirty th we will be where the peter shore data was like the pitcher we can we put up a bit you know i applaud angle you would say his naohiro adult indeed though to block this act up with with this his call him with these the guy blocked the if these the death is the is over that more pray the y'all radio so let's talk about a he right now he on radio show talk about one everyone a girl probably who knows uh they reported pays more but they say the video got to be not a video there we we will get a report san pm colorful join us for the queen's core and be a part of the grow yes yes we do is we do our now we can take no qualms are awaited okasha no we sorry about that think about you know at the queen's court we're going to shore and now i know you been sending thousands of cases in but we're going to happen narrow all it is down to ten cases so we can be able to get the calls and the gay we will have the stretch it out because the daca get so juicy we can't get the the as the extra gb asked all this dirty henry thing everybody wanted commentary on so many things we haven't been able to get the call but um next week we're going to have to shore in the docket two ten cases so we can get the call the in and they will also be doing a free show and an after shows so tune in and represent everything queens court this.
"the queen" Discussed on The Queen's Court
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"the queen" Discussed on The Queen's Court
"The quake bag we did west of verde and man uh we're where the get proud of the thirteen massacre and now we come to you know ask how are ya lovely i really love anne are you are loving being able to ride around a yokthai listen to the queen's tarp why you work it added allow while you work it out anyway you pop neko g four dollars you feel would have like how do you guys actually like really really feel about the whole situation make sure that you are listening to us tool spotify stitcher soundcloud tune in any you know pod be we are everywhere we are everywhere we you know what i'm proud of guy i'm proud that we are independent artist i'm proud that we are independent artist and we had the ability as independent artist to make as much money as we won't in this world and to also never have a person telling us what to do we have ninety thousand yohmor on our new podcast ninety thousand listeners in one man number two we go for the number was whereas the we go all the way to their time we going alloway odd away to that what are you say to the people idea who say that we are miserable through a delay because the only way we wait a minute loan back a moved back home this is the late night out the show we are live in out loud we'll be live it for those people that are watching on instagram bis we'll be lab or our make sure your subscribe to this on spotify on.
"the queen" Discussed on The Queen's Court
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"the queen" Discussed on KEOM 88.5 FM
"The queen on this made although the key yes the cleanup will this goes away toilet will the glee just leave them alone when you've drinking tang do the queen geez the musical memories live off the toy side bridge and yeah two two john all of us sir do you back the yes.
"the queen" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Jiggling jiggling pre thirty jenna did i have is going to be of oh enlightening knight for many people most staff today that we will work on this project of the show tonight even been also equally enlightened by what is going to be said that idea and the if you have a moment i suggest you follow long as much as you can with the program is one of shows were you may want to sit through a lot of it justify now all the facts and the details and i've been alerted too few things have been happening in the news and go there's been a a body that has been recovered out of the tomb of old cyrus an unknown queen that's under three judo some people are saying that it is uh uh a wife of a a wellknown pharaoh some people are wondering if it's the the the actually to the tomb of of uh the queen isis this is something that it's something it's amazing and were followed closely by not exactly what is happening but it just seems today is that day the the uncovering of a tomb now in egypt we were looking at the possible year 2015 as the unveiling of the goddess isis and today of all days to announce this i think is amazing the task of quite possibly excavating many chambers that are in the tumor will cyrus it's a it's an important component of ancient egyptian legend and it is also a component of everything that we would studying in the past year on ground zero to reveal what we want to realty tonight we will we're going to be ruling to you in the next few days israel pushing forward through 2015.
"the queen" Discussed on Straight Up with Stassi
"I don't know man maybe not after my birthday like having a couple of cocktails i'm going to be like a wild banshee like we were on the queen mary oh let's talk about cui mary a little bit shall we yeah so we encountered a demon yes okay backstory rachel's birthday already gave that back story i believe he adel we will on my podcast we like a step by step job i need to go there no i think we can expand on the like only gritty of the weird shit that happened yeah okay so i said rachel and i've always wanted to go to queen mary so i got three swedes these sweets our oldest fuck me he really look like when okay saucier weren't occurs as a kid or just ever and i my parents took us on the cup cruises because maybe you're poor i dunno sorry that's not nice for people that go occurs this but it should i think and put it's a cheap family vacation it is and like yeah it's easy normal cruises look like vegas he disneyland like whatever this boat was like the real old school real deal titanic looking like i mean it was like ranch like like chandeliers and 710 dented but it was the old would it was the it was a say was as glaxo him that it was back in the day the layout was legitimately what it looks like in titanic like a little bit he apartments like the sweets are like little apartments rachel now what we were the first ones to get there of course because we're responsible standard and we walked in like is this.