35 Burst results for "Three Mile"
The Port Chicago Disaster
"One is quite sure exactly what happened but at ten eighteen pm there was a loud crash. The seminars reported as sounding like metal and timber falling down. This probably a crane or one of the booms which had collapsed then. There was the sound of an explosion and then a fire about five. To seven seconds later there was a massive explosion that destroyed the entire facility. It was one of the largest explosions in history up until that point pilots in the air at the time saw a fireball three miles into the air. The blast was felt in boulder city nevada. Four hundred thirty miles away. There was damaged onto buildings in san francisco forty eight miles away debris landed over two miles away and the plane which witnessed it said it's all white hot debris shooting past it. At an altitude of seven thousand feet. It coastguard fireboat near the pier was thrown six hundred feet or one hundred and eighty meters away where it eventually landed in the water and sank. There were three hundred and twenty men and the peer when the explosion occurred all of them died instantly. Two thirds of the dead. Were african american enlisted men who were working on the dock. In fact this explosion by itself was responsible for fifteen percent of all of the african american deaths in the second world war. I've got a previous episode on the halifax harbour explosion during world war one. The portugual explosion wasn't quite as large. But it wasn't too far away the biggest difference and the reason why the fatalities were lower. Portugal is that there were no civilians on the base. There were two hundred and fifty other injuries and of the men who were killed only fifty one wherever identified an inquiry was launched only four days after the explosion and the ruling was that it was probably the fault of one of the enlisted men. Nothing was mentioned about the poor safety conditions and the lack of training
How 9/11 Unfolded at Aviation Week
"Fran tell us about what you saw that day in new york and how you reacted beautiful tuesday morning and i was at home which was about a mile away from the world trade center. And it's a beautiful day. And i was contemplating playing hooky and conjuring up a medical appointment when i got a call from The new york office. Michael stearns who said turn on your tv a plane has just crashed into the world trade center. Well being a pilot and knowing that that midair alley I assumed it was a small plane that had gone into the world trade center only to discover. Of course it was not. We didn't know what was happening at the time b. then joined forces with the washington bureau on telephone conversation and i was eventually dispatched a downtown but how to get downtown. Because subways have closed down. So i walked about a mile to the world trade center. We're hundreds of people had gathered clear. Jay students from nyu friends and family of those who are in the world trade center trying to find out what had happened but not knowing what had happened. Of course the un no longer a reporter An external force Trying to piece together a story but you. You're a victim as well and i had to battle my own personal fears of terror. We did not know what was happening and The one beautiful thing there with that The clergy with comforting people all types of clergy. It was a beautiful moment where there was a lot of love extended to people who totally panicked so now what started with trying to find out factual information which was few and far between the tv tower had gone down in the tax and We were just piecing together various bits of data that were coming in from all over from local authorities from rescue teams From the military from the faa and from Lower manhattan when there was nothing else to do. We walked back to the office which is about three miles to see the world changing. They were armed. Guards national guardsmen with rifle drawn. Their fighter jets flying overhead. And this was no longer the world we knew. Then we're back to the office. We started scrambling to get The factual
The Chinese Cultural Revolution
"Chinese cultural revolution has roots back to the late fifties in early nineteen sixties from nineteen sixty six to nineteen seventy six with the encouragement and supporter and support of the leader of china. Many young people rose up in an effort to purge the nation of the four olds old customs old culture old habits and old ideas the cultural revolution or also known as the great proletarian coach. Revolution would have a far-reaching and ruinous impact on china. After driving the chinese nationalist government or the combing dong from china. The chinese communist party or ccp establish itself is the leading and ruling organization of the people's republic of china on october first nineteen forty-nine majdan declared the creation of the people's republic of china from the ccp's beginning it had relied on and sought financial and political support from the soviet union. Joseph stalin the soviet union's leader had helped mao become the leader of the while mile faithfully followed stalin. Their personal relationship was not always cozy. Mile was always a little jealous and resentful toward stalin. Mao felt he paid his communist. Do's and he believed he was the more proven revolutionary. When you consider the number of people in china at that time that he pulled or forced into the communist nearly a quarter of the world's population then mile had a point when joseph stalin died in eighteen fifty three mile was eager to claim the leadership role of the socialist camp.
High winds threaten to whip up flames approaching Lake Tahoe
"High winds threatened to whip up flames approaching Lake Tahoe authorities fighting the colder fire along the California Nevada border near Lake Tahoe are bracing for a challenging day we're in red flag conditions colder fire incident meteorologist Jim Dudley cal fire Steve Balmer says the Calder fire exploded in size again Tuesday as it ran through the forest to create what's called a active crown fire run where the fire actually goes from treetop to treetop when it does that those ember cast that it throws out or going over a mile in distance the roughly twenty two thousand residents of the city of south Lake Tahoe were ordered to evacuate on Monday cal fire battalion chief said the fire was three miles outside of south Lake Tahoe more than fifteen thousand firefighters are battling dozens of blazes across California including the Dixie fire the second largest wildfire in state history hi Mike Rossio
Trainer Don Saladino on the Power of Basic Foundational Movements
"Let's talk about that a little bit because with that simplicity. You said something in our first conversation. That i still think about today. Which is somebody earning the right to a certain exercise. Yeah when you said that like that was a shift in my because these are things that i think about what you put words to it and so getting to a place where we earned the right to do more advanced things. What are those foundational things for every one of us that we need to invoke in our lives just for basic culture and functionality. Who've i mean there's certain things that we need to be able to do in our life we need to be able to sit on a toilet. I just it just how it is all my telling you to put a bar on your back and start squatting wagner pounds no but we have to start establishing those basic movements. I think with us in the amount of sitting that we do all the time we start losing this elasticity in muscles and that's why our body really starts feeling like junk so on day one of my take someone who hasn't moved in ten years and i'm going to get them to imply metrics no but the goal is to get those joints get some lubrication those joints y'all get some elasticity in those muscles and get them to the point where i can get the moving again like they did as a kid. Now it's all at a different level because certain people yeah we might not be doing a fifty inch box. But i accept that but if i can take someone in their fifties who came in with back pain and in time maybe work with our team of physical therapists or maybe work with You know our team of nutritionist to get inflammation to calm down and then in time we see that their body allow sleeps improving while we got fifteen minutes. Extra sleep every night thirty minutes extra. We're in the right direction. How you feeling body's feeling better not feeling so tight. I'm getting out of the car and i can. Actually i feel like i could job across the street. I we're into something maybe. Let's start with some light jogging. How much three miles. no like. Five to ten seconds. Let's see how your body feels just reestablishing that movement. I think when we do that you would be surprised on how good you can get your body to
Billionaire Richard Branson Reaches Space in His Own Ship
"Richard Branson flew to space Sunday aboard his own rocket ship beating out fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos in the race to get there please read seven five crewmates from his virgin galactic's space tourism company reached an altitude of about fifty three miles over the New Mexico desert enough to experience weightlessness and see the curvature of the earth from there Branson said it's amazing after landing he pops the bubbly and said welcome to the dawn of the new space age we had to make space more accessible to all of all we want to turn the next generation of dreamers into the astronauts rocket ships portion of the flight took around fifteen minutes or about as long as Alan Shepard's first US space flight in nineteen sixty one it was intended as a confidence boosting plug for virgin galactic which plans to start taking paying customers next year I'm Julie Walker
Urshela Takes Shard in Eye, Then Hits Go-Ahead Homer
"G. O. R. chella slander go ahead Homer in the Yankees rallied from three runs down to beat the athletics seven to five ending Oakland's seven game winning streak Shelagh stayed in the game after a shard of broken bat hit his eye in the second inning he drove in new York's first run with the fourth inning single and put the Yankees ahead with an eighth inning blast Gary Sanchez tied at four four in the six with his fifth home run in nine games winning pitcher Chad green struck out the side in the eighth and Aroldis Chapman ended the game by fanning Matt Chapman on a one hundred three mile an hour pitch with the potential tying run on base Chapman and Tony Campolo mark for the eighth I'm Dave Ferrie
Pilot Used Treetops to Survive Crash in Southwest Washington
"Run. It used eerie calm super professional excellence. Were with billy. I note fighting addicts or vice for austin descent. I took in britain. Meet thousand of six thousand. The terrain in that area are minimum safe. Altitude is fifty seven hundred. I talked to our planes went axiom and acid that had resolved the issue. And that's when we seated. They needed lower. I let her know. I could get him to fifty seven hundred. He started down. And in that point continued descending they were able to hold onto chewed. We offer often orleans. Reject him turn to get portland nets within seconds. It rinsed out there so we started the closest one was a private airstrip and so we story on now. The heat as-as knowstone miles to the west view. And he was very all very controlled when he stated they weren't wage So then he kept his attorney general in the ace for animal road area and the me map and urgency victory that specific actions listed so the nba. Eighty seven hundred. That's birth something within three miles to ten mile ten miles that the map will say like. It's actually two thousand feet. It's the highest rate where you are so people that up an i started going out for the highest things around and off right. Here's something. I often laughed industry cuba away when he wrote to the cloud since last saw road is that will also for dinner win on and he e very matter of factly said he was gonna. They didn't see a road at newbridge interests
What Your Pre-Run Warmup Routine Should Look Like
"Let's Hop on over to those questions and this is from jenny who wonders about warm ups and she seems to have stopped to call in this question. Which i know you always love. Hey guys it is. Jenny from allen texas and i m in the warm up a temple workout in one of your half marathon training plans and then just thinking should i be doing strides in this one. Look like in the one mile warmer i into some work I worry about this Wonder it and say that you can answer this question. Take care guys many happy. Well hello jenny. Speaking of the portland retreat or forward to seeing you add it. I know you and some of your buddies from texas convening here so looking forward to that okay all right back to your question i agree. It can seem jarring to jump into a really challenging. You know kinda turn on the turbo jets to do tempo. Or you know other speedier work after quote unquote just a mile or two warm-up i find the older i get the more time i need to warm up so i'll share what i do But i coach timoti offer guidance. Well i think i think The amount of warm up you need directly correlates with age. So i mean i feel like you know if you were a twenty five mile would feel really long. Can't we just get this workout. So i think you know what we did in most the train like a mother plan. Is we try to be super efficient with your time knowing that. You know we don't want to give you. I mean there are some plans for sure that have longer than sixty minutes on the weekdays marathon and training plans and that kind of thing because you have to put into mileage there but we really want to make you know be able to give you work outs. That are compact bite size and doable as possible. So the good news is that you can add anything like as long as you're going at an easy pace you can easily add onto a warm up at onto a cool down. There is no problem there. So if two miles feels better if two and a half miles feels better. You can absolutely do that. You're going to talk a little bit about dynamic warm ups so we can talk about that as well. That might also be a good way to kind of get your body blood flowing and then go into a mile but if you feel like you need one point three miles one point. Seven miles in your schedule allows for
Cairo's Mummy Parade Goes Smoothly
"Cairo over the weekend, stirring up concerns about a so called curse of the pharaohs, 18 kings and four queens were paraded in special shock, absorbing vehicles for about three miles to their new home in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilizations. The move reignited talk on social media about the curse, which has been blamed for recent incidents like the ship blocking the Suez Canal, a train crash that left dozens dead last month and a building collapse in Cairo. Thicker stems from a warning on the tomb of King Tut, that red death will come on quick wings for those who disturb the King's peace. Michael Kastner, a prank a couple pulled that Disney world
22 Mummies Are Moved in a Glittering Display in Cairo
"Mummies have been paraded across the streets of Cairo in a ceremony fit for Kings and Queens, Theo 18 kings and four queens were transported three miles to their new home in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilizations in special tank like Shaq. Serving vehicles. The multi million dollar event came complete with an orchestra dancers, a massive police escort and a visit by the Egyptian president. It reignited talk on social media about the curse of the Pharaohs, which has been blamed on recent events, including a deadly train wreck a month ago and the ship that blocked the Suez Canal for more than a week. Egyptian officials say there is nothing to the curse and the transport went off without a hitch. Amy
Mummies Paraded In Cairo, Spark Concerns Of A Curse
"Egyptians are worried about the curse of the pharaohs. After 22 ancient royal mummies were paraded across Cairo Saturday, the 18 kings and four queens were paraded in special shock, absorbing vehicles for about three miles to their new home in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilizations. But the move reignited talk on social media about the infamous curse, which is blamed recently for the ship blocking the Suez Canal and a train crash last month that killed dozens. Curse stems from a warning on the tomb of Tutankhamen that says death will come on quick wings for those who disturb the King's peace.
Egyptian mummies transported in lavish parade
"Saturday, 18 Kings and four queens were paraded in special shock, observing vehicles for about three miles to their new home in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilizations. But the move reignited talk on social media about the infamous curse, which is blamed recently for the ship blocking the Suez Canal. In a train crash last month that killed dozens. The car stems from a warning on the tomb of Tutankhamen that says death will come on quick wings for those who disturb the king's peace. WGN Sports In the Final four last night, Baylor beat Houston 78 59. Gonzaga
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What Happened to the Palmer Brothers?
"Charles and lisa palmer had a daughter hannah and three sons chris chucky and michael in nineteen ninety nine the palmer family lived in wa silla alaska a town of approximately ten thousand residents located forty three miles or sixty nine point. Two kilometers northeast of anchorage on june third. Nine hundred ninety nine fifteen old. Michael palmer asked his parents if he could spend the night at his friend's home with a few of his buddies. Instead of sleeping in the friend's house the boys stayed in an outbuilding they referred to as the clubhouse in the wee hours of june fourth. The boys slipped away riding their bicycles to a series of high school. Graduation parties in the area. Michael's friends said michael drink several beers throughout the night but they insisted he acted fine and was not incapacitated by the alcohol. According to other party goers a fight broke out at the last party the boys attended some observers. Said someone hit michael in the head. During a scuffle other partygoers claimed they saw someone beat michael until his face and head were bloody michael's friends claimed michael seemed fine at four. Am when they began the nine mile or fourteen point five kilometer bike ride home from the last party. According to mike's powell's they started together on their bikes but after a while mike fell behind them. They pulled over and waited for mike at the seven. Eleven on the parks highway but when he never arrived the boy said they thought mike must have gone to his own home. The others eventually continued down. The road on their bikes. The boys later told authorities. They last saw michael at the intersection of pittman road and silver drive
Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson backs new manager Tony La Russa after 1-on-1 meeting
"So the teams are rolling every wants having calls every day players out and there are still a number of unsigned free agents. How about this one. Scott casimir has agreed to terms with the san francisco giants on a minor league deal. He has not pitched in the big leagues since two thousand sixteen. He's thirty seven years old. They reported this yesterday. What i heard was is that in. His bullpen sessions. Fastball velocity was clocked up to ninety two ninety three miles per hour and you look at kasmir career. Typically you see him Pitch better when he gets his velocity up. That's always been the key. Barometer for him. is his fastball. Velocity a love this from tim anderson. The white sox shortstop met with tony larussa after one on one meeting as you know a lot of people who criticized the white sox for the hiring russa tim. Anderson is invested. His quote was the drive to want to win I'm behind him. A hundred and ten percents
90-year-old braves snow and distance for COVID-19 vaccine
"They got some stones Seattle over the weekend, and it didn't stop a 90 year old woman from making her way to get her first dose of a covert vaccine. Fran Goldman. 90 years old, tells the Seattle Times she had scheduled her Sunday vaccination appointment last week didn't know a major snowstorm was on the way. A foot of snow fell. And when Sunday morning came she put under snow boots multiple jackets set out from her home to walk three miles to the Seattle Children's Hospital. And then three miles back home. Goldman says she'd been making multiple calls every single day and scouring the Internet. Just try to find unavailable appointment slot. Now that she's gotten her first dose of the vaccine, Goldman says she can't wait to hold her great. Grandchild
Gene Editing and Recovery from Radiation
"Welcome to the talking biotech podcast. Weekly podcast about agriculture medicine with an emphasis on biotechnology and the good things we can do for people and the planet names kevin volta. I'm a professor and a podcast host. Who cares about science communication mostly around the area of biotechnology. So today we wanted to talk about something interesting. Radiation and radiation has many places in biology. Of course our resistance to it. The problems that can be caused from it as well as its use as a therapeutic agent used to induce genetic variability when we do plant breeding but has some deleterious downsides and they've represented barriers both for remediation of radioactive. Waste as well as if there's issues with the side effects of radiation therapies for cancer. So i was excited to learn about some work. That's happening. The innovative genomics institute out at the university of california berkeley. There's work that's gone. Underway under darpa funding to attempt to use gene editing to solve some of the problems associated with radiation exposure. Mostly in acute radiation sickness. and so. today we're going to talk to dr feodor urnov. He's a professor in molecular and cell biology department at the university of california berkeley as well as the director for translation technology at the innovative genomics institute associated with berkeley. So welcome to the podcast. Dr urnov thank you for having. This is really a pleasure. I was really excited to read about this. Because it seems like such a cool project that's long overdue and i can certainly understand arpaio's interest in this. I tried to frame a little bit of the problem ahead of time. But could you give me a better explanation of. What is the problem with acute radiation sickness. And where do we see it across. The bay from the berkeley campus is one of the best if not the best teaching hospital in america. Ucsf in the chair of radiation oncology. Dr mary fung has told me how frustrating it is to have. Her patients succumb to cancer of the abdomen and of the pelvis. Oh things like pancreatic liver you. Try a variant. Despite the fact that she has a powerful weapon to pure those cure is a big word and the weapon is radiation as you pointed out as all technologies radiation has had a positive side in the negative side the negative side. Of course we think about weapons. We think about radiation disasters such as mobile in in the ussr. Where i went grow was born and raised three mile island Shema but then on the positive side radiation is used to determine how our teeth are doing or our lungs are doing which is particularly timely given. What's happening right now. In our nation and has also a really really powerful medicine to cure cancer. The reason it's not more widely available is what's technically known as dose limiting city and in english. That means you cannot give enough of the cure before it side effects overpower its benefits. So in dr funk's practice the physician. So i'm regurgitating. What i learned from her and other had the honor to collaborate with. She has a patient with a with a major cancer of the abdomen. Or or the pelvic area she can irradiate the tumor and eradicated. The patients do not recover because tissues that are inevitably also effective so the gut and the bone. Marrow where are aquatic stem cells live are irreversibly damaged by the radiation itself. So the patients Die off either lethal diarrhea which cannot be stopped using anything
The Yetzer of Great Men (Sukkah 52a)
"Below. So what tax do you have today. So i thought we'd look at the text from the gamero from soka fifty two a m. it's a famous tax but i don't think we ever discussed it as groups. I'd love to hear your thoughts. So here's tomorrow and it says as follows new rubber nana rabbis taught. Now this is in the middle of a whole major discussion relating to the gates or hora which the camera tends to me the sexual drive. Not just the general desire to send although could mean that as well so it quotes verse. And it says edited Mirror i am. I will distance this The northern one from you but it says this is referring to the eighth or hara which is hidden in the hearts of human beings and then the end of the versus because he has done greatly like the great power of gates zara and the texas follows. I'm are by media having your jimmy. Coolum that the power of the eighth or hara is greatest amongst the tourists ages and then it tells the following story once happened that by her demand. Say to a woman with us rise early. And we'll go on the road. And i thought i'll follow them and prevent them from sinning because he assumed that they were having some sexual assignation. He went after them about three miles for three meal through the reeds heard them saying our conversation has been so nice and now we must take separate roads by my enemy. Meeting myself would not have contained himself. Could not have if i was with that woman half i would not have been able to contain myself. Leaned against the both of the door and was very sorry that he would have been worse than a common man. So here i rabbi would not have been able to control myself from these this man and woman just friends no man came to him and taught the greater man is the more is he tempted by the evil spirit by the eighth or hara and the hebrew is coho. Godot may have a row each rogue adult men who who is greater than his friend. His desire his yates. There is stronger than than a friend. So my god can i jump and i don't want to jump to very famous bride loftier thoughts so i wonder it may be a slow alternate perspective on this and that the more you put up barriers or the more you like make things You know make the bins into a big deal of being now allowed the harder on those heavier sits on your head. I'm saying this really inarticulate way but it's kind of like if you take a boy and a girl who public school together and all the time wasn't girls and then you send them off to do an errand you don't have two seconds of thought that oh my god you will get a horrible. Overtake them whether you take two kids from haredi community never ever ever have an object to hang out together all the sudden the whole interaction become so much more fraught. So that's the first thing that goes through my head here and so interest. It's it's normally not done or is it. Also because the reason it's not done is it's always framed as being a sexual temptation and for that's the lens that's brought to the reason men and women. We don't have them go together into carry. Community is because women's sexual temptation. Where freight of your yeats their horror and therefore if that's always the message that that also becomes the lens through which you know. The the experience is taking place at boulder trail that's interesting. Yeah i mean my first When i heard this tax was on a totally different tack and maybe not as positive i was like oh god that sounds like a total apologetic for like powerful people like sexually harassing other. People's like oh you know the greater you are the greater your temptation is going to be and it totally like rubbed me the wrong way but i guess watch you're reading is really interesting. I'm like trying to relate to it as like the you know heavier and higher. Your set of expectations for yourself are the like heavier bat. Might weigh upon you like how would you understand that the greater the rabbi quote unquote degraded the rabbi most likely more he has separated himself out from the day to day workings of the world. Right like when we think about great rabbis particular. We think about people who've had a little bit closer themselves from the world's and that's where i'm going with this. Although i do think you are reading sarah which is fascinating to me about the powerful people. There's a whole other way to look at this. Which is that. We often complain about the fact that powerful people are the ones who are much more sexually abusive. And sometimes i we kind of bring it on ourselves because the people that we choose as powerful people and i'm not sure rabbis phones category but generally politicians we go after like people who are charismatic and a little bit narcissistic and who you know love to be loved and one adulation by and we love those people. We pick them. We take them as movie stars. We picked politicians. A man were surprised when they bay. That way does make vase which you cannot see the podcast. So on gonna shut up. Don't disagree with you just. I think that we're missing You know what i. I would consider sort of an obvious perspective. Which is that. it's not just true. We value but the reality that if you think about gates there as more generally as dr could be sexual drive drive lost. You know that. isn't that often. What makes people great. What sort of you know why somebody is nice. Not just your average in our personal. No like i have a passion of doing something in the world making a difference if this you know maybe i don't know if we call it sexual identity that is sublimated and me directly. Guess call it. Yates aaron general. You know that sometimes expresses itself sexually and sometimes super interesting. I really liked that. Yeah totally yeah. I think that's absolutely true. The non psychologist of the group is the one who came up with that with that. There's different ways to look at this. I think. I think it's a really really interesting you know and i think to the damara asked why at all or not statement you know. It is in the context of a discussion of yates. There which is not limited to sexual although the often reduces. Yates there to the sort of sexual drive. You know i mean there's a metric that says the God saw on the end of the steak he told about. Oh you know that it was very good so the mavericks has told my. Opiates are horror so so which is a very i had on suggestive mattress so someone if eight needs out needs mostly good. Who's the gates are. Har- is good but the metrics actually says work not for the easter hara. A person wouldn't build a a major building and wouldn't get married so sort of speaks about the value of the eight sarah as very constructive creative force that can of course he does Destructive as well right. It is really interesting that i won't talk about. These people aren't when travelling. I kinda soon to as a couple so to a while to realize eleven couple with the other question also is the rabbi assumes. Let the same women he's attracted to everybody's attracted to like that's fascinating into dog south houston guy would have trouble with anyone at all or just this particular women were in. A plastic case was just like any sort of vaguely attractive woman would be at the our material or was it. This woman in particular amend the assumption that this woman was that for this guy as well as an. I don't take down kind of winding back way. But i find that also a little bit amusing and that goes back to what i was saying about you. Know if you have no exposure to something to limit your exposure some bank. It makes it much more tempting. You know it's like What's expresses miami. Vinnie lights right. Stolen waters will arm our sweeter so were or the worst the tax about that. You don't trust the somebody's not have sex with their fiance david for the wedding. Because but you're not worried about it after the wedding right because hospice was at once. You have a bread in your basket. Brad's by basket. Like there was no description of the or desirability of the woman was almost like from like exactly what you said that for a by being so sheltered the opportunity to be with any woman would have been just such a irresistible temptation. You know so exactly back shit up. Yeah i was about to say like was that by was he. Did he have any outlet here and also what was he doing following this couple like. Why is that his job. Follow up and make sure that they don't send creepy is is her giving itself a certain allowance. Like i'm gonna make sure they don't see him. But the there's something very right You know What's word titillating out. I think you know about the possibility of of what's going to happen. Yeah kind of and it kind of reminds me of rory of the of the student who goes under the bed like listen to his teacher have but never knows that story. Well rejects. i use it all. I
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"This group of kids got their first peak over the fence a decade ago. Now and melanie the girl who found it so upsetting as a fifteen year old that she ran away. She's twenty five now. she's the same person she was at fifteen but there are no longer people around to tell her you are exceptional. You're gonna make something of yourself what. There is our customers in an upscale supermarket with red banners out front announcing luxury apartments upstairs when you described being at fieldstone and seeing like these kids are gonna be doctors and lawyers. We're going to be the people opening doors for them and serving them. Do you feel like that's you now. Absolutely one hundred percent. That's why i'm a sole ashamed of my job. I don't really tell people what i do for me. You know. I felt like we were there to serve as people like that. And that's what. I service is service. People that definitely express that they're better than us and let you know like you're not on their level guy. He telling people where i work. 'cause i hate. It's a supermarket and like that's i really wanna shake that off of me. That's been like almost nine years of my life and just like at the move on. I just really want out. There's this one thing. I keep replaying in my head after talking to all these people. It's the story angela. Visas told me about melania getting into middlebury jerry that the teacher from fieldstone the private school remember how vivid angeles memory was and she says melanie. Come here melanie goes up. They like fifty people in the room. She says Middlebury accepted you full. Scholarship money did not get into middlebury. She doesn't remember this moment at all but angela does clearly. Even today she acknowledges it must have been what really happened but she remembers it. If a theory about this. I think angela has this memory of melanie making it triumphantly making it because it is really hard to believe that melanie would not make it. And i can completely understand that. I met melanie in november. And i still call her most weeks just to say so. What happened with your dentist with your grades with that meeting with your professor. I keep expecting there to be news. Like she's about to get her big break or something and things will happen for her. If feels suspenseful but nothing has happened for her for ten years. I think it's some special brand of american pathological optimism. That so many of us believe the story of melanie has to turn out to be happy and that if it doesn't something unusual has happened and not just this is what happens. All the time.
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"Raquel is now more than twice as likely as jonathan to make it into the middle class. Sit-in more likely to be employed to be healthy to enjoy her daily work to have a happy marriage but most poor kids who make it to college. Do not make it to graduation. In fact the number is shockingly low less than one fifth finish in six years. There are swarms of researchers trying to figure out what to do about this right now. Education is the best way to cross class. Barriers and in many cases education seems to be the barrier pablo. Mariel the high school teacher. Who all these kids remember and loved. He knows this very well. Just listen to what happened when i ask pablo if he remembered retail yes. She went to a bard college she answered. It says now she's graduated graduated and she's teaching proud of it. Oh my god. I'm so proud of. That's also tableau is puerto rican. He grew up in the bronx in the projects so when he told kids they could make it to college. It was credible. Because he did it he graduated college he went to graduate. School traveled the world publicize. It's important for kids to see someone like them succeed but he also feels deeply ambivalent about playing this role. He still tells kids to go to college. Because what else is he supposed to do. And you know and it's sort of something each four I want them to feel like this is this is it. And there's no way out. But unfortunately i would be very sincere with. Most of the gift gradually have kept in touch with so many of them. only a handful have actually been direct. Kill hardee's i just had someone visit me yesterday. at the went to Hampshire got a full scholarship. He called me a year later. I can't do it. I'm sorry. I'm leaving you know Columbia university fordham university. You know there's one young lady who was part of that program as well. She went to fordham university and she was She she she she left. She couldn't hack it. And what talking. About the bronx florida university. She couldn't do it. Pablo says bard college columbia. These are fieldstone's and he imagined that what happened. The lots of his former students is probably the same thing that happened to them at fieldstone. They were dropped into a foreign land and asked to mentally imagine themselves as belonging. That's hard to do. In fact the entire project of kells life has been trying to convince herself. She does belong in this regard. She is a mental gladiator. Because this project did not end when she got into the prestigious college it did not end when she graduated from college or when after college she landed an excellent job interview at a law. Firm to be a paralegal. Even though i got my foot in the door by having a good resume. And maybe giving good phone interview. When i get in there. I'm like this. I don't deserve this like it's not you know. The pay salary was above what i deserved in like. This is more money than either. My parents have ever made probably like in those things. Go through my mind. When i'm walking into a place like a place that i'm trying to apply for work. And how could you convince somebody that you deserve it when you don't even believe it yourself. It's like a reoccurring theme in my life. I have to tell myself that. I deserve this. Because i i work really hard for it. She has to ignore the fancy library that she did not get to enjoy in highschool the bad grades. She got in college the fact that you can't afford books the fact that she's the only black kid in class the fact that her peers in college already knew how to use a semi semicolon correctly. The facebook stream of high school friends dropping out of college one at a time and the boyfriend who deeply more deeply than her believes the message confirmed again and again by all these things that he is unworthy. Cal has did not look at the mountain of evidence that what she's working toward will not be possible and instead has to repeat to herself. You do deserve this. You deserve this. You do deserve this. And that's what i did while that fieldstone. And that's what i did when i was at bard in. That's what i do on my job interviews. Now that's what i do at work. Racquel keeps waiting for the sense of entitlement to set in the bravado. She sees in her peers from bard. She can fake it but she hasn't gotten to the point where she truly feels it. I mentioned this to pablo. And i'm going to be very sincere with you. I am thirty. Six years. have two masters degrees. And i'm i'm all but dissertation at this point i'm working on my dissertation now and I still feel that.
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"Out on the floor and like with their book bags and kids leaving their book bags and attended and like this is unheard of. I mean. I'm sorry in the bronx. You don't leave your book bag on the floor and walk away. You know what. I mean with a mac laptop inside. You know what i mean. That just doesn't happen and you don't get to sit on the floor at the school in a laid back kind of lake relaxed way. Raquel says she had the following thoughts all within the first few minutes. These kids are free. This is what freedom looks like. We must not deserve to be free. And finally i am really lucky to be seeing this. I mean it's one thing hearing it from pablo but it's another thing seeing those things you don't know how little you have because you don't have anything to compare it to. So i think it motivates you for me. That's what the connection with the field. Since school did for being in motivated me as for me. I didn't feel like shit anyway and i will never be shit. You know so i was just like well. This is where the rich people are. like know. Racquel says everyone felt bad seeing field. Send but jonathan marchessault. Because he'd been taught to feel that way at home we had a lotta arguments about his mom but like he knows now he saw himself through her is in a lot of ways. She made him feel very low at times so i tried to love him and show him the support. She says she just told him over and over how special he was. Yeah because he was you know he was and he is. He's a remarkable man and he. He's very talented. He deserved what this world had offer him. You know he had to take it. That was how jonathan went from imagining himself as a janitor to applying for college not because he saw fieldstone because raquel fieldstone raquel wanted to go to college where she could sit on the rug and debate with friends laptop on the floor by her knee senior year. They were both nominated for posse. Scholarship recall didn't make it past the first round but she went on to apply to lots of other schools and got into bard college with a scholarship. And jonathan got posse. He got into wheaton college in massachusetts think was like a friday. I think it was a friday told the they gave me that. Had the letter in the mail from wheaton. My main thing was who am i to be accepted into a college now as your i thought you did you have any moment of this is great. I got into college. I was scared you skipped right past excitement. News no real excitement. I was just like all right. So now what did something change since from november to whenever you arrived at college where he started to feel like okay. I'm a person who goes to college. I can't really say yes. You know 'cause at the core still didn't feel like i was worthy and when i got to college showed johnson's first day at wheaton. He looked up his core. Syllabi and panicked. He couldn't afford the books he also did. Not talented one. He couldn't afford the books he just never got them. A didn't do the homework. So i'm going now into class where one it's a different dynamic. Now i'm in fieldstone whereas twelve kids to a teacher and i'm the only black kid though is some of these classes on the only kid in some of these guys so now i'm embarrassed to be the only black guy that doesn't do the work and fulfil that stereotype so i'm not going to class is a case will do because now i'm still the black doubt that has come to class and doesn't do the work on top of that you know for me was i mean a wh- what am i going to say to these features in the beginning i struggle to My first year. I got like pluses and like be minuses devastating to me because i was an a plus student in high school and we both were like this is a lie. This is crazy. yeah. I wasn't expecting this. Did you guys talk about that. Yeah we talked about it. It was nice to have somebody to talk about it with because you know my parents having gone to college. Nobody could really help us. You know we just sort of needed to figure it out together. We kind of trump's you some problems like the book situation. Were you the one who told him that he should go to the library. Yeah 'cause that's what i was doing. It had not occurred to either of them that the beautiful freestanding library on campus was there to serve them and not a lot of the books they needed for free but when raquel panicked. She went to the student center and learned about the library and the inter library loan system. She told jonathan two hundred miles away. Who still had not asked a soul and jonathan was the one who was in posse. Posse scholars have ninety percent college graduation rate. The program is full of supports. Kids just like him. He had months of training from posse before he even went to college. He a special campus mentor. Posse was calling him and sending him letters. He was ignoring it all a few months into his first semester. Jonathan was barely getting outside of room or his head. I need to go to class. You need to talk to somebody. And then there's another voices like now you're gonna be embarrassed is embarrassingly anyway. You you're not gonna have the money. So how is that going to help you know asking for help is being vulnerable. You know only pressing was vulnerable with was racquel and sometimes i would just lie like home today to her. Yeah outlined to her because it was too much pressure. But and i just don't want help from them because i wasn't in close proximity to him and i couldn't like help and i couldn't save him and i wasn't trying to save him but it was like you know i tried everything to sort of. Keep him afloat. Even though i was barely with my head above the water As well but we were floating and together but he seemed like at time t were he would drown and i was trying to help him but i got to be. It wasn't enough after Time you know. He was tied of me pushing him he sort of. Just you know know just kind of both. Let go of you. Yeah yeah in the middle of her junior year. Rock calico of jonathan. They broke up by this point. Jonathan was so far behind. The school was warning him. He'd be expelled he'd already been suspended twice. He did not respond to the letters. Did not tell anyone what was happening. Jonathan appeared to be unable to see how bad it was himself. He.
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"Just like. She felt when she visited fields. In that first time melanie consents. A better alternate reality sitting right there next to her today. An alternate reality where she went to college and her life is totally different wall coming up we.
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"I don't know why angela's remembers melanie getting into middlebury. Except that what she and the school college counselor is the moment. Melanie was selected as a finalist. Because that would have been an exciting moment and it would make sense that they did not know the very last up that in the end melanie did not make it because they never saw her again. They couldn't have known seeing fieldstone was not what made melanie wanna run away. It was this you go through. Some things just get turned down is a waste to say would have been better off not going to this experience. Is that how you i mean. Maybe i would have been better off now going to experience like once that happen. I just like voted off out of my life because it's too painful thing because it's just a moment of disappointment. Yeah i can see that Let's like a really beautiful thing. If you do get it you know. at least. That's the way it looked but what you put children through together. There is hard to then be turned down and say why didn't i get it. More was wrong with me. Melanie concede an elite college was a long shot especially for a kid from a poor public school but she was going to it because she was exceptional her teacher side. She knew it. That was the ground she stood on until this moment you know maybe you were somebody exceptional because of the environment you were in not necessarily because you are exceptional people. They call you so smart. You know you're going. You're going to be like gonna be somebody going to change the world you're gonna. Nsa be realistic. You pablo wanted me to apply for harvard. I was a fucking realistic. Never gonna get accepted to harvard. This is a school. That doesn't even have fucking statistics off it. You know like Ap classes or you know versus a kid like feels you walk out and four years. You're prepared to go to school. That like this is not happening for me. I don't think anything is going to change that. After i definitely knew that i wanted to run out of that high school as fast as possible. I ended up graduating like spring semester of that year and i was gone so really gun. You really gone. Don like off the map gun just has to be here. I was walking with melanie one day recently. When she played a voicemail for me she got from lisa greenbaum hurled high school teacher. I hadn't given lisa melanie's number and even told her yet. About being touched it turned out just a few days before. Melanie had called the front desk of the highschool to get a copy of her diploma and people from the school started getting back in touch with you can in nonni is shaking. Her head was talk. Are you going to call her back. Probably by the and the week. no. I'll probably call just wanna go up on my business. Do what i gotta do for myself in other words. Yeah absolutely not. Melanie never called. Lisa surprised that my number even got passed people. You just calling. Because i happen to call the school. It's not like anybody's really reaching alison me. This of course makes no sense. Somebody calling your mobile device. And saying i would love to hear what's going on with you. That's the definition of someone reaching out. But this is where. Melanie is right now for the last decade of her life. She's been working at the supermarket. Ticking local college courses part time stopping every few semesters when she needs money or sleep and thinking about where she went wrong. She didn't apply to any other private colleges after middlebury turned her down. She did not reach out to lisa. Or pablo. Or ashley or angela. She graduated early and checked out of high school and she's furious at herself doing that. I accept it basically. And i guess i just grew very angry with myself for making that choice of saying well. I'm going to accept us instead of fighting against it or you know maybe bringing change into that situation. But i did. I accepted it. I does always in the back of my head. No i know. I fucked that out because i could have probably gotten something out of that extra year of school. What would you have gotten. I don't know what would if i would have reached out. What if what if you know. They would have sent me into cuny for free college courses. The could've been another opportunity. I just i got so frustrated to the point that i didn't want to look for opportunities. Just guide want should over and done with. Because i feel like it wasn't gonna change so now. A high school teacher who remembers melanie. Having so much promise is calling and wanting to catch up. Of course. Melanie doesn't want to return that. Call so for you like to have people tell you you're exceptional i for me to say people remember you as being very smartest just sort of like. It's like salt on a wound or something it just i. I don't yeah.
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"I called middlebury to see if maybe melanie dividends they said no did she get in. They said we have no records showing that she received an offer of admission. I didn't know if that meant she wasn't admitted or they just had no record either way. But that's all they would say. And this was strange because angela had such a vivid memory of melanie getting in an angela herself went to middlebury so she probably didn't mix up the name of the college. Plus the college advisor at melanie. School seemed to remember it. So at this point. I went back to melanie's highschool friend ashley and just asked if it sounded like melanie to psych yourself out like that. And she said no way. I only made it to my ged. But melanie was singularly focused on college. She's cursed me out when i cut class when it came down to me and hurt our. You know what she was. Trying to avoi- melanie was not going to fail. At high school she would go to college with no babies and live far far from new york city period. You can say things like when is my recycling picked up or report a noisy neighbor. Go ahead death record. All right i can help you. Learn how to request a certificate for a death reported in heaven. Think melanie was dead but a friend asked and once that seed was planted i could not get the idea out of my head. The same day. I went in person to the city's office for vital records. I also went to an old address listed on a background. Check one. it's letters to. I don't think she lives here anymore. The buzzer didn't have melanie's name on it and i pressed it anyway. No answer stood by the door to the building. Melanie oh really. I hang up stats his girlfriend. She's at work. Yeah and she did get my letter yet. I'm so glad i asked you hana. He told me she call when she got off work. He didn't want to tell me anything more but he did tell me. Melanie worked at a supermarket on sixth avenue. It happens to be around the corner from my office. It took three days for melania to call me when she did she carefully said. I've given this a lot of thought. And i'm ready to talk. I can't believe you're here. I believe i'm here are you. Are you nervous I mean. I looked on the website. I mean it's probably something that people are going to hear. People are going to listen to if they see me. They no difference. You know different sitting here like blue green here. She's wearing pink sweatpants and a hoodie. Her hair is actually under a hat. So all i can see are some green banks peeking out the day. She's talking about. That's you listening right now. Melanie has considered. You allot who you are. How you'll hear her. I asked melanie about the visit to fieldstone pretty on in our conversation but her answer began with her first day of school. She says she was just one of those kids who always loved school. She got good grades and she'd been anticipating high school years before she got there. She had a clear image in her mind of how exciting it would be should become a better writer. Read read and read and go to games. Maybe join the dance team and our first day a freshman year. Well i remember going in. And i was just like what is this. You know like this is gotta be a joke With school felt like a joe. Yeah completely. I was sitting in a classroom with seniors when i was a freshman. They didn't even have a math. Be course with math. vbm Is like the second level to maffei on. I would say prior to lay taking trigonometry or like even statistics or something like that. They don't offer any ap classes. You know another thing that was really tormenting to me was that we didn't have library and i love books. This is like wow. We're really in a poor part of the bronx where we're not being considered then in tenth grade melanie's english teacher said they were gonna start a pen pal program with the school called fieldstone. Melanie was open to it. She wrote a sincere letter describing herself and her dreams and climbed onto the bus with the rest of her classmates to go to fieldstone. So what happened when you went there when we went there. We look like a bunch of hooligans is they would look like the goonies walking in like you know wall street building. I felt like we weren't from there like who are these ghetto. Kids walking in. you know it just. We knew we didn't find. We didn't look like the students. It was aac very high school. we did you look like like what do you mean when i went there. I had bright red hair. Cherry red lay tardy baltimore. Which was a female rapper. At that time. I had my nails like super league out here really colorful like twenty colors on them. All of us were like jordan. Like everybody in the old jordan's like the big thing you could tell that you knew of the back. These students are not from the school. What did you feel like that day. I feel lake a ratchet as grow from the hood. they have four legs am belonged. I just felt like you know. I have no business in this building. I don't remember them. They were just like a sea of white blonde. Blue green is at couldn't possibly bring myself into body to actually engage with these. I didn't want to engage with them for so many university heights. Kids i talked to seeing fieldstone was shocking. Because of the stark difference it was a surprise. They could not have imagined. A place like fieldstone for melanie. It wasn't that melanie had imagined it. This was what i envisioned as high school. What these kids are experiencing. This is what i wanted to see myself going to as a high school experience about what you expected. Yeah definitely so. You didn't like what felt surprising to you just like this is the first time that i'm seeing the thing that in life that i thought was what i was going to walk into ninth grade. Don't they know is just like okay. This is private so this is everything kind of like as a fucking line that you see your whole life growing up on tv shows or movies as like okay. This is not free. This is not available for kids of color. this is something that only privileged or the elite ca. Have i know. I looked at it and i said well. I know that we're only being taught to flip burgers and burger king or mcdonald's or to hold doors for students. I thumbed that will probably live in those buildings on madison avenue and we'll be wearing the uniform servicing people. You thought that when you were at field definitely well. that's wow. It's like when the shit hits the fan. Sir you like imagined future. Yeah yeah seeing what we would all be like as adults. So that's what she found so upsetting. It seemed that the people around her must believe that this was the natural order of things. Melanie knew there was no difference between her and a kid born into wealth she could see that this division were also in order to was not a reflection of her in fear worth or ability. She just didn't know what to do with the idea that.
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"Let's begin with melanie. The girl who freaked out. I wondered about melanie because she had such a strong immediate reaction that everyone but also because listen to what happened after that. So apparently melanie started the moment she got to fieldstone wanted to leave. But the teachers managed to calm her down and for awhile. It seemed like the moment had passed and they were fine. They partnered all the students up so the university heights kids could go with the field in kids to some of their classes marlena edelstein of fieldstone student told me the girl who shadowed her. She doesn't remember her name but other people told me it was melanie. Marlena has never forgotten her. I remember we were studying and let the enlightenment I we're looking at it through paintings. And i remember her making connections between the painting and Enlightenment philosophers and quoting john locke and just scrolling all of us. You know making connections that i would have been completely incapable of making and is clearly the smartest person in the room then after rowing everyone in this class with her intellect melanie left the way she found the experience of being fieldstone so upsetting she ultimately could not stand to be there and lisa greenbaum. Her teacher told me. Melanie did not just run away from fieldstone that day. She also seemed to run away from high school. She doesn't remember seeing her much after that. I would love to know. I would love to know how she feels about who she is. You know an if that moment in her life in any way shape the way she thinks today. Lisa told me she had no idea where melanie was but just. Do you know who you should call ashley wallace. That was melanie's best friend. She'll know what happened. Oh me and melanie were pissed off. When i definitely definitely pissed off i mean. Have you seen the hands seen. What edward scissorhands. Yeah yeah you know. I like his houses at the top of the honus all dark and gloomy and then you have the recipe of town where all the houses are colorful. And it's sunny all day and bright. Whatever the case is it was just like like we were leaving the bronx in going into so complete totally different utopian existence. you know. Lisa kept telling us while we were pen. Pals these kids that they go to a private school but they're just like us and just like us. Is you live in a bad neighborhood like we do you go bullshit city. Ask school like we do where we have. You know cafeteria because been converted into a classroom. We have daycare for mother's labs children. There's what one to three floors in our school. She's like all they're just like us then. Nothing like nothing wrong asked ashley. So where is melanie now. She actually graduate a little earlier. And i've been looking for her then look to be very very close for awhile. It seemed like maybe they just lost touch. that happens. after high school ashley's mom moved to atlanta eventually actually did to baby but after a while it stopped feeling to ashley like the two of them had just drifted apart and started to feel more like melanie did not want to be found. Her phone number changed. she's nowhere online. Actually has checked facebook so many times at the virus that i could not find her do. Do you know she went to college. No no but actually says she must have. How else does someone disappear like that unless they make.
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"The teachers started by having their students write letters to each other. They were pen pals for awhile which was going well and then lisa. Angela planned to time to get them together. Lisa the public schoolteacher says the moment. Her kids got off the bus at field. Ston the private school. They had a dramatic reaction to what they saw. They couldn't believe the campus. They felt like everyone was looking at them. And one of the students started screaming and crying. Like this is unfair. I this is. This is this is i. Don't want to be here. i'm leaving. i'm leaving right now. i'm going home. We're like melanie. it's okay you should stay with the group. Let's talk you know. Some context university heights the public school. These kids were coming from. Its small friendly there no metal detectors but it's a public school in a poor neighborhood. The kids share building and a gym with another clo- the private school field. Sin has an eighteen acre campus on a hill stone. Buildings are connected by landscaped paths. Every few windows is the size of garage door. There's a dance studio and art gallery a pool so on that first day the public school kids almost all of them. Puerto rican and dominican kids from the south bronx walk onto the campus look around at the quad. The trees see the school's mission etched into the stone. Arches angela the private school teacher from fieldstone kim to greet them and immediately noticed that one of the girls seemed upset and i went over to talk to her as did lisa. And that's she jumped up and she said we've got to get out of here. I gotta get outta here. We gotta get out of here. And i thought it was a joke at the beginning. I didn't realize you know and it really was. I mean she went white like completely white. You know blood drained from her face and her friend was holding our say clown melanie. Calm down melanie so it was just an awful situation. None of us had anticipated such a strong reaction. There are hundreds of programs right now. That are trying to do some version of this exchange program to help. People connect across a growing divide for a lot of students. American public schools are more segregated than they were a generation ago. Not less the gap between rich and poor is wider than it's been since the great depression physically whatever gap you hear about income gap achievement gap racial divide these two groups of kids from university heights and fieldstone exist on opposite sides and just seeing across that. Divide something so many of us never do can be incredibly powerful in this case from the very first few minutes it was definitely dramatic this incident when the kids visited fieldstone happened ten years ago. And i heard this story from so many different people. The teachers kids from both schools. Alison roland was a junior at the private school field. At the time she remembers the girl who freaked out. People were like what happened. That was weird but nobody really was very behind the scenes even more. She remembers the feeling she had seen. That girl freakout feeling helpless. It's uncomfortable and you can't help so one not be uncomfortable. No one wants to feel like they're on the hill school on the top of the hill and there are like it's uncomfortable but at the same time like i totally understand where she was coming from in terms of like. It is messed up. It's crazy. Like our educations have been so drastically different and that's completely unfair but like what do you do in the moment when you're still a high school student and you don't have the power like i don't have a. I couldn't become a politician in that moment and change making chain to take a long time. Students do go on to be politicians and run. Walt disney and the new york times and host evening news programs and design major american cities and part of the point of programs like these that. Try to bridge. The divide is seeing as the private school. Kids will likely go on to be important influential. People maybe rape education policy or finance new businesses. It's good for them to know. Not everybody's life looks like there's but of course then there's the question. What do the public school kids get out of it right now. There's a popular idea in education. It puffs up all over the place about exposure. That exposure is particularly important for poor kids. Not just important that it can change destinies. You know you take a group of kids to tour a college campus. They'll be more likely to go to college. Or if you just know someone who went to college that'll help. The idea is if you want a kid to move from one social class to another. That kid has to see what it looks like over there on the other side exposure is a tool for social change and economic mobility. It just sucks. You see how much you did not get. And it's shocking or painful and you freak out like that one girl melanie. The people who run programs like these hope that if it's upsetting in the moment ultimately this kind of experience helps more than it hurts but nobody really knows because this is the kind of thing that plays out over time. It occurred to me that the group of kids who were part of that first year exchange between fieldstone and university heights could answer this question. Does it hurt or help the public school kids..
"three mile" Discussed on This American Life
"It's just a perfect radio story just from the very beginning. Just one thing to the next to the next before you know like some big thought provoking surprising things that happen and it's one of those little stories that sheds light on big important things about our country If you like this oh by the way and you haven't heard series nice white parents. You should try that too. Here's the episode lisa. an angela. Both teachers both in the bronx. New york city both relentlessly energetic women who make generous use of their arms. While talking they met years ago they liked each other in two thousand five lisa and angela were part of a program that brought their two schools together. Sort of a classroom exchange kids. From lisa's school would see angeles school and vice versa. They thought their students will get a lot out of meeting each other and learning about one another schools because their students spend their school days in two very different places. Lisa greenbaum school university. High school is a public school. It's ninety seven percent black and hispanic is located in the poorest congressional district in the country. The south bronx angelo vassallo. School fieldstone is also in the bronx. But it's one of new york city's elite private schools. It's seventy percent weight known as a progressive school. One in five kids gets financial aid which is helpful because last year tuition was forty. Three thousand dollars. These two schools were three miles from each other but.
"three mile" Discussed on American Scandal
"All of the. Earlier power plants in the country had to be linked to the NRC's spot center than so people. At the NRT just by flipping some switches could find out what the essential parameters of. A nuclear power plant work, but the court researchers in pressures were what the radiation reading saw her in. The containment, but it didn't exist for three Mile Island and so. You had the NRC's high officials in the groping to make decisions about events that they could not get any real insight to. A related problem in the control room was that the the instruments there word even telling the operators has serious. The conditions were because the instruments have been chosen with the same. Low. Casual self-confidence as the communications system of the temperature gauges didn't go up to twenty to twenty, four, hundred degrees in core, which was a temperature actually attained a went only to six hundred because that was sized temperature you could in normal operations and it was assumed that you would never exceed that. So the operators could look at the temperature gauge and see that it was pinned at six hundred degrees but they had no idea whether that meant that the actual temperature over six hundred, fifty, five, not banner that much or twenty, three hundred or to be above the temperature at which the fuel rods saw. It start to crumble and in fact, turned out they were what he's rehabbed. So you described the the attitudes in industry and the Atomic Energy Commission and then the NRC that nuclear power was largely safe. Of course, in a strange coincidence, the movie, the China Syndrome was released to the public twelve days before the Three Mile Island accident. So. What was the public perception of nuclear power? At the time? We'll by the time of the accident in March nineteen, seventy nine, there was a very substantial portion of the public that. Nuclear Power as being acceptably save saw. It had been a controversial topic throughout the nineteen seventies there had been events such as the fire at the Brown's ferry planned in Alabama. That had raised a fair amount of public concern even though they didn't actually lead to the. Release of radiation there's also been. Partial melting of a core of a plan on the shores of Lake Michigan and So there there was A. Reason for a good deal of. Public, apprehension and in some states are especially in the northeast end in California. Laws have been passed crabbing the construction of additional nuclear plants. In the California case, it was until there was a a waste repository. Licensed in in place because then is now there was no clear idea is to wear the used fuel rods from the nuclear plant operation could go and that was a whole separate source of public concern. In addition. The industry begun to experience very substantial cost overruns and also the cancellation of some of the bad senate been undertaking. So it was a time when utility rates were going pretty fast.
"three mile" Discussed on American Scandal
"By Day's end it seemed that the plant was finally back under control, but just twenty four hours later new rang out in the control room more radiation leaks had been detected and massive bubble of hydrogen was now filling the reactor that hydrogen threaten to cause an explosion in the reactor which could lead to a meltdown. As, the engineers race to stabilize the plant government officials searched desperately for concrete facts they could rely on finally President Jimmy Carter stepped in to reassure the public help tame the nuclear reactor. This is episode three. Fight or flight. It Friday march thirtieth at around two PM. The countryside in southern Pennsylvania is quiet and breezy on this early Spring Day the sun is finally out and a goldfinch lands on a tree branch but the birds suddenly darts away as a roaring engine approaches the skies filled with a rapid thumping and a green and white marine helicopter swoops down over here by Cornfield. Inside the helicopter Herald Danton gazes at the nearby cooling towers of Three Mile Island the nuclear power plant rises ominously over the horizon and knows that it's his job to put an end to this crisis once and for all. Denton works in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission the Federal Agency that oversees nuclear power plants. He directs the agency's Office of nuclear reactor regulation and just this morning President Jimmy Carter gave Denton order. Carter instructed him to head to Pennsylvania to serve as the president's on Voi- and lead the government's response to the disaster at Three Mile Island. As Denton, stares out at the nuclear power plant. He knows that this is the most important task of his entire life thousands of lives are at stake, and he's now serving the most powerful person in the world. And he knows that the crisis is mounting and nothing about this job would be easy. Soon. The helicopter makes its descent towards three. Mile. Island there on the ground below him, Denton spots a group of men in suits waiting for his rival men shield their eyes as the chopper touches down. Denton steps out of helicopter right away. He can see that the men are staring at him shooting him puzzled expressions Denton knows that they've been waiting for a knight in shining armor and with his long nose and oversized years he hardly looks the part still sometimes that can be used to his advantage. Denton shakes hands with the men and turns Jack Her by an executive at the company that owns Three Mile Island. Hermine says they've prepared a makeshift office at a nearby residents and they should head there now. Denton in her mind walk side by side and her buying runs through the timeline of recent events. He discusses the problems with the plants feed water pumps. The explains the plant suffered a major loss of coolant after emergency valve stuck open. Denton is about to speak but her cut him off he tells Denton that his goal is to bring the plan to a cold shutdown as quickly and smoothly as possible and he doesn't want any outside interference her shoot stanton cold look, and says that with all due respect, he's concerned the Denton will slow down this process. Danton gives a friendly smile and without breaking eye contact, he gives her his sense of the current situation. It simple Denton says up until now Metropolitan Edison was in charge. He bears the responsibility for everything that's gone wrong and they're miscommunication is making things worse by the hour. Denton stops walking and the rest of the group stops to stare at Denton as he waits to speak dense and then explains how they're going to move forward. He says that President Carter has chosen him and him alone to plot the way forward. From now on met Ed will answer to Him Jack Her by opens his mouth to respond but Denton interrupts him. He informs her mind that he has plenty of experience being challenged by utility executives. He knows how to make their lives hell and he knows how to help them. It's really Her Vines silent for a moment his face frozen. then. He slowly nods and Denton gives another good natured smile and adds that he recently learned about a new problem at the plant, a massive bubble of hydrogen building up in the reactor, which could ultimately lead to a meltdown and right now it's time to come clean. It's time for her mind to tell him everything. Later, that evening, Bill Scranton stands at the top of a marble staircase in the lobby of the State Capitol building. Right. Now, lieutenant is waiting for the arrival of Harold Denton Denton is the expert who President Carter sent Pennsylvania to help with all the decision surrounding three. Mile Island. Scranton supposed to escort Denton to speak with the governor as he waits on the staircase Scranton starts to lose his patients. It's been a long day for hours. He and governor Thornburgh were on the phone with the state's mayors. The two sides went back and forth has they ironed out the details of a potential evacuation. But. Those weren't the only call Scranton had to take. He's also been going in circles with people at Three Mile Island trying to get reliable updates. Felt like a nightmare every time three mile island changes at. Status. Scranton has yet another round of discussions with the mayor's. Herald Denton is supposed to be some kind of savior. A hero will put an end to this crisis but Scranton snorts he doubts any one person can save the day at three, mile. Island. Though tonight, he does want to get a read on Denton and see whether he is a reliable source. A moment later, Scranton gets his first opportunity as a man and a rumble brown suit comes trudging up the stairs waving. Hello Fellow. Just when he thinks coming up in the world. humbles you by making you climb stairs. Those are something. Anyway. Hi I'm Harold. Denton Denton holds out his hand scranton raises an eyebrow stairs. This is Carter's on boy. He thinks he doesn't look much like a savior. We're like worn down bureaucrat. Scranton try set aside his first impression and reaches out for a handshake Mr Denton Bill Scranton Lieutenant, Governor, Mr Scranton you're unlucky man you've been in office watch. A little. Over. Three months. Wasted no time in getting a doozy on your hands. Yeah. That's very true and before we speak to the governor about this doozy, would you mind if you and I chat for a moment? I like to make my own the facts and smiles at best you want to see just how full of hot air. Yeah that's absolutely fine. You know I've also spoken to men and into Babcock and Wilcox as well and I. Get it. You've been hearing nothing but mixed messages. I think can help you sort them out. Good well. Shall We? Scranton leads the way the to walk through an empty hallway dentin gazes across the marble columns, golden surfaces, and he turns back to Scranton with a look of intense focus. So Mr Scranton, I've got good news and bad news good news I metropolitan. Edison finally head out of the clowns. They're now taking the situation very seriously and they're giving US control over announcement to the press. So that's the good news. Bad News is that the situation at the plant remains serious Tell me what serious means preferably simple English please well to start with reactor's core was uncovered. It was part mechanical failure park human error. The damage is significant portion of the core. We're not sure how much yet has melted and remains very, very hot. Our priorities bring that heat down as quickly as possible so that we can safely contain the plant. Okay So what's stopping. Well. Here's the challenge. There's a bubble within the reactor that's made of hydrogen and it's blocking our ability to pump coolant into the core. We can't inject anything. So long as it's filling up airspace and the reactor. Scranton furrows eyebrows. Hydrogen an explosive frame. Yes. Theoretically hydrogen is explosive if enough oxygen is present but right now that's not the case even if it were in the explosion will be contained within the reactor vessel and wouldn't be like a bomb, but it could still cause the court to uncover super heat go into meltdown with that sounds like we need to start an evacuation and the only question then is how big of an evacuation talking you? DANCIN shakes his head. Now, you don't need to evacuate. The bubble is a challenge for sure but it's a salt. But. There isn't enough oxygen not enough for the hydrogen to explosive and there won't be for many many days. Right now here's what we gotta do. We need to minimize the rumors and the panic not amplifying. At the same time, we'll fix this hydrogen problem. It's not gonNA kill us I promise you..
"three mile" Discussed on American Scandal
"Accident very far from over. Later that evening the sky's dark over strikes town Pennsylvania just a few miles south of Three Mile Island. Christine Lehman lies in bed watching the CBS News. Twenty one year old can hear her neighbors outside her window, a woman and her husband fighting a couple of kids are playing street hockey. Lehman wishes she could be outside to enjoying the night air she can barely move. Lehman woke up with stomach pains that felt like knives jabbing her. She was bombing and had a fever. She'd been laid out in bed ever since. At first she thought must be some kind of flu. But as the day wore on, Lehman started to hear more about an accident at the power plant. She's heard that she isn't the only one who suddenly feels ill. As she lies in bed watching the news laming. Thanks back last twenty, four hours yesterday she felt fine. She even taken her four year old daughter hiking at Rocky Ridge part from the park's northern end. There were vistas that span the river and you can see the massive cooling towers at Three Mile. Island Lehman remembers the steam rising from the towers. She doesn't know exactly how to describe it but there was also a strange metallic taste, the air. At the time she didn't pay any mind. Now she's hearing the rumors about a release of deadly radiation for the plant. Her friends have told her that a doctor out of Pittsburgh is warning people to evacuate but then there's the lieutenant governor who came on the news and said, there was no danger that everything was under control. Lehman doesn't know who to trust or what to do just then Lehman here's a voice down the hall. It's her mother who's come help out. She's trying to coax with granddaughter to eat dinner with the little girl of saying she can't eat at her stomach arts. Lehman lays her head back on the pillow exhausted. What if this isn't the flu? If there's radiation seeping out of that plan, she needs get her young daughter out of town as quickly as possible. Because every minute they stay near Three Mile Island is another minute they could be exposed. This whole thing is a mother's worst nightmare Christine Lehman worries that the world is GonNa wake up from this crisis anytime soon. My name is Tim Donnie and on July Twenty, eighth two, thousand, eight I was sentenced to federal prison for betting on games I refereed. Thirteen years ago the NBA worst nightmare came true. It was the biggest scandal in American sports history. You GotTa Rep working with you that can move point. To. Your advantage at huge. Gambling business. That's tremendous. That she has rest they wishy all be making it too obvious. We're all told it was just one bad apple the whole strategy of the NBA. Was Tim is a row referee.
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