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A highlight from How God Can Multiply What You Give Him: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 14:13b-21
"Do you sometimes doubt if you're truly hearing God's voice or if it's really your own? Or have you been in a season where it feels like He's completely silent? Have you been praying for a way to learn how to hear His voice more clearly? Hey friends, I'm Rachel, host of the Hearing Jesus Podcast. If you are ready to grow in your faith and to constantly step into your identity in Christ, then join me as we dig deep into God's Word, so you can learn to live out your faith in your everyday life. It goes without saying, but the Bible has changed so many lives. Take a second and think about what it would be like if you didn't have access to a Bible, or were even allowed to have one. Sadly, that's a reality that many are facing. That's why I want to tell you about one of our partners, Crewe. Crewe has missionaries in almost every country, and they are seeing people come to know Jesus. There's just one thing they're missing, a Bible in their own language. For only $21 a month, you can provide three people with Bibles each and every month. When you sign up to provide three Bibles with a monthly gift of $21, Crewe will provide meals to 15 hungry individuals through their humanitarian aid ministry. Plus, you'll receive a free copy of my women's Bible study, She Hears Learning to Listen to Jesus. Simply text HEARING to 71326 to help today. That's H -E -A -R -I -N -G to 71326 to help now, or visit give .crewe .org forward slash hearing. Again, that's give .c -r -u .org forward slash hearing. Message and data rates may apply. Available to U .S. addresses only.
Fresh update on "three people" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"News on WTOP repeating our breaking news Henry Kissinger, the scholar statesman and well -known diplomat who wielded unparalleled power over U .S. foreign policy has died at age 100. He was part of the Nixon administration as well as that of Gerald Ford and for decades later was a consultant, a writer. He offered opinions that shaped global politics and businesses. It was a rare president who would not sit down and meet with Henry Kissinger after taking office or in some cases right before taking office. Henry Kissinger dead at 100, a controversial foreign policy figure to be sure. We'll continue to bring you the latest details as they come in as we remember this long diplomatic career of Henry Kissinger. We'll be speaking with our own Mitchell Miller who has covered Washington for quite some time and of course is our Capitol Hill correspondent coming up at 9 .15. Well let's turn to our top local story of the hour. The plan is to tackle spike the in crime in DC by doing things such as limiting loitering, making it a crime to wear ski mask to commit crime a and changing policies that are affecting the police. More than 80 people signed up to tell a DC Council committee what they think about all these proposals. Anacostia resident Skye Lawrence told the DC Council's Public safety committee there has been a lot of murders near her home. One eyewitness where two men wearing ski masks shot up the Building building next to my house. Lawrence supports the Act Now crime bill which includes making the wearing of masks or Were hoods illegal if the purpose is to commit crime, intimidate people or cause fear? Because So many people in Ward 8 have seen people committing crimes wearing masks. But Ashley Ruff, an advisory neighborhood commissioner from Ward 7 and a mom objects to that provision. My child feels comfortable wearing a hood going to school and it's not to commit a crime or anything. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's proposed crime bill would change police use of force policies and limit loitering. Kate Ryan, WTOP News. Even as this discussion has been going on tonight, we learned that an FBI agent was carjacked here in DC at gunpoint. Happened about 3 .45 p .m. in Northeast. Two suspects took the car. It was found abandoned and in Southeast DC not even half an hour later. Nobody hurt. Carjackings here in the nation's capital have more than doubled this year. They're up 104 percent. Recent victims include a diplomat from the United Arab Emirates and Texas Congressman Henry he was carjacked near the capitol in October by three people. They stole his car. They didn't physically harm the lawmaker. Earlier this month secret service agents protecting President Biden's granddaughter opened fire after three people tried to break into an unmarked secret service vehicle. Nobody was hurt in that incident. A 20 year old Capitol Heights man who had been shot has died. This was yesterday evening after crashing his car into a parked vehicle on Spruill Drive in Kensington. He's now been identified. Officers responded to a report of a single car crash and found Orlando Alexander Satz Jr. behind the wheel and did CPR but it was too late. Montgomery County Police are investigating the death as a homicide. A reward of up to $10 ,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest. With the National Christmas Tree back in place after being knocked down by high winds commercials got underway on the ellipse for tomorrow evenings official tree lighting ceremony. WTOP's Dick Juliano tells tells us more from near the White House. The holiday music now gracing the air of the ellipse on the downstage are the performers for tomorrow's Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The National Christmas Tree right near the stage is back up and reinforced with additional cables and concrete blocks since it was blown over in the wind and the National Park Service says everything's a go for tomorrow night's show and anybody walking by the ellipse tonight gets the to great hear music that the crowd will hear tomorrow night on the ellipse. Dick Juliano, WTOP News. First Lady Jill Biden is extending her holiday theme of magic, wonder and joy at the White House by putting an ice rink on the South Lawn. Dr. Biden was joined by 1988 Olympic gold medal figure skater Brian Bottano and Charlie Brown's dog Snoopy when she unveiled the rink today. The 50 by 70 foot rink will be open through December. We don't know what days and times yet. DC area school kids, children from families of service members, frontline workers, first responders and educators all invited by the First Lady to skate. Music can be powerful in many ways. Some Loudoun County teens found out doing what they love can change the life of a fellow teen For 16 year old Blessing Amooga, the eye condition known as keratoconus has made her very light sensitive. It's very fool when he goes into my eyes. Blessing lives at a homeless shelter with her mother and after hearing about her condition the Loudoun County a stage foundation stepped in to help. By using donations they make playing music, they've helped Blessing get one eye surgery, 17 year old Natia Manacanda is a member of the group. This process is going really well, so I'm really happy with the outcome but As they work to fund the next surgery for Veena Pandry, the teacher behind the nonprofit, she says the kids are connecting the idea of leveraging music as a platform to do something. When it comes to the group, Blessing's Mercy mom says meeting them was like a miracle to me, like Marillo WTOP News. Still ahead here on WTOP, one Colorado city is beating San Francisco when it comes to the of use this technology and then we will go in depth on the life and career of Henry Kissinger, the world famous diplomat who has died at age 100. Stay with us. Michael and Son's heating tune up for only Traffic
A highlight from Is the Rapture Happening Soon? Are We in the End Times? And Other Audience Questions
"Do you sometimes doubt if you're truly hearing God's voice or if it's really your own? Or have you been in a season where it feels like He's completely silent? Have you been praying for a way to learn how to hear His voice more clearly? Hey friends, I'm Rachel, host of the Hearing Jesus Podcast. If you are ready to grow in your faith and to confidently step into your identity in Christ, then join me as we dig deep into God's Word, so you can learn to live out your faith in your everyday life. It goes without saying, but the Bible has changed so many lives. Take a second and think about what it would be like if you didn't have access to a Bible, or were even allowed to have one. Sadly, that's a reality that many are facing. That's why I want to tell you about one of our partners, CREW. CREW has missionaries in almost every country, and they are seeing people come to know Jesus. There's just one thing they're missing, a Bible in their own language. For only $21 a month, you can provide three people with Bibles each and every month. When you sign up to provide three Bibles with a monthly gift of $21, CREW will provide meals to 15 hungry individuals through their humanitarian aid ministry. Plus, you'll receive a free copy of my women's Bible study, She Hears Learning to Listen to Jesus. Simply text HEARING to 71326 to help today. That's H -E -A -R -I -N -G to 71326 to help now. Or visit give .crewe .org forward slash hearing. Again, that's give .c -r -u .org forward slash hearing. Message and data rates may apply. Available to US addresses only.
Fresh update on "three people" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Marlboro at freezing 32 and down to 20 later. Good evening, I'm Dimitri Sotis with the top local stories we're following for you this hour. Rising crime in D .C. is the focus of a city council hearing tonight. The council considers Mayor Muriel Bowser's anti -crime bill called Act Now. It would give police more tools to fight crime and prosecute criminals. residents from every corner of the city lined up to share what they think. WTOP Kate Ryan has the story. I always think to myself valuable how is my life. More than 80 people signed up to testify on a crime bill that would make organized retail theft a felony, make wearing a mask or hood to commit a crime illegal, create drug -free zones and limit catering as well as roll back some police reforms. Our residents daily are faced with a gauntlet of dealers. You're not looking at why they're hanging out on corners. We've lost business due to our customers feeling unsafe within the city. These bills will not address your fears and do not address public safety. Of those who are thinking leaving of the district half say it's because they're worried about crime. The Act Now bill was introduced by Mayor Muriel Bowser last month and got a hearing before the DC Council Public Safety Committee. Kate Ryan, UTOP News. Even as this detailed discussion is going on about crime, an FBI agent was carjacked DC. here in That was about 3 .45 this afternoon in Northeast. Two suspects took the car at gunpoint. It was found in Southeast DC about half an hour later abandoned. Nobody hurt. Carjackings in our more than doubled this year up 104%. Recent victims include a diplomat from the United Arab Emirates and Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar. He was carjacked near the Capitol back in October by three armed people who stole his but car didn't physically harm him. Earlier this month, Secret Service agents protecting President Biden's granddaughter opened fire after three people tried to break into an unmarked Secret Service vehicle. Nobody was hit in that case. A 20 -year -old Capitol Heights man who had been shot died yesterday evening after crashing his car into a parked vehicle. This was on Spruill Drive in Kensington. Officers responded to a report single of a car crash and they found Orlando Alexander Satz Jr. behind the wheel. They did CPR but it was too late. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Montgomery County Police are investigating the death as a homicide. reward A of up to $10 ,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest. Your help is needed to find a stolen French bulldog named Queen. She's been missing since Monday. The owner had dogs. three Police say a couple escaped and one was taken during a burglary at a home in West Springfield. Detectives say a man was caught on surveillance video entering the home, taking the French bulldog to a car that's been described as a four -door Nissan Altima Sentra. or A friend of the owner found and returned the other two dogs. If you know anything that would help police contact Fairfax County's West Springfield District Station. This happens as a woman in DC was reunited with her French bulldog that was recently stolen and another woman in Prince George's County lost her 16 -year -old in dog a carjacking, in but that pet has now been reunited with her owner tonight safe and sound. the car. The two dogs left the Christmas tree back in place after being knocked down by high winds this week. Rehearsals got Police got underway on the ellipse for tomorrow evening's official tree lighting ceremony. WTOV's Dick Juliano is near White the House. The holiday music now gracing the air of the ellipse on the soundstage are the performers for tomorrow's Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The national Christmas tree right near the stage is back up and reinforced with additional cables and concrete blocks since it was blown over in the wind and the National Park Service says everything's a go for tomorrow night's show and anybody walking by the ellipse tonight gets to hear the great music that the crowd will be hearing. Hearing right there in Dick Juliano's report, music can be powerful in and many ways some Loudoun County teens found out doing what they love can change the life of a fellow teenager in need. Facing your blessing Amooga, the eye condition known as keratoconus has made her very light sensitive. It's very painful when it goes my into eyes. Blessing lives at a homeless shelter with her mother and after hearing about her condition, the Loudoun County stepped in to help. By using donations they make playing music, they've helped Blessing get one eye surgery. Seventy year old Manaconda Natia is a member of the group. This process is going really well so I'm really happy with the outcome but there's still more to go. As they work to fund the neck surgery for Veena Pandry, the teacher behind the nonprofit, she says the kids are connecting the idea of leveraging music as a platform to do something when it comes to the group. Blessing's mom Mercy says community. Meeting them was like a miracle to me. Like Marillo WTOP news. Coming up here after traffic
A highlight from When Youre Not Accepted: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 13:44-58
"Do you sometimes doubt if you're truly hearing God's voice or if it's really your own? Or have you been in a season where it feels like He's completely silent? Have you been praying for a way to learn how to hear His voice more clearly? Hey friends, I'm Rachel, host of the Hearing Jesus podcast. If you are ready to grow in your faith and to confidently step into your identity in Christ, then join me as we dig deep into God's Word so you can learn to live out your faith in your everyday life. It goes without saying, but the Bible has changed so many lives. Take a second and think about what it would be like if you didn't have access to a Bible, or were even allowed to have one. Sadly, that's a reality that many are facing. That's why I want to tell you about one of our partners, Crew. Crew has missionaries in almost every country, and they are seeing people come to know Jesus. There's just one thing they're missing, a Bible in their own language. For only $21 a month, you can provide three people with Bibles each and every month. When you sign up to provide three Bibles with a monthly gift of $21, Crew will provide meals to 15 hungry individuals through their humanitarian aid ministry. Plus, you'll receive a free copy of my Women's Bible Study, She Hears Learning to Listen to Jesus. Simply text HEARING to 71326 to help today. That's H -E -A -R -I -N -G to 71326 to help now, or visit give .crew .org forward slash hearing. Again, that's give .c -r -u .org forward slash hearing. Message and data rates may apply. Available to U .S. addresses only.
Fresh update on "three people" discussed on Stephanie Miller
"Airplane. The truce between Israel and Hamas runs out today. In Brussels, we'll be focused on doing what we can to extend the pause so that we can continue to get more hostages out and more humanitarian assistance in. We'll discuss with Israel how it can achieve its objective of ensuring that the terrorist attacks of October 7th never happen again. International mediators are encouraging Hamas to keep freeing hostages in exchange for the release of Palestinian prisoners. Consumers spent enough to keep driving the economy to a brisk 5 .2 % annual pace from July through September. The AP's Julie Walker reports it's an updated estimate. The government had previously estimated that the economy grew at a 4 .9 % annual rate last quarter. This second estimate of growth for the July to September quarter confirmed that the economy sharply accelerated from its 2 .1 % rate from April through June. It showed U .S. gross domestic product the total output of goods and services grew at its fastest quarterly rate in nearly two years. Consumers spending the lifeblood of the economy rose at a 3 .6 % annual rate from July through September. Still healthy but a downgrade from the previous estimate of 4 %. I'm Julie Walker. Outside Cincinnati an explosion auto at repair an shop killed three people. It set off a massive fire that burned the economy. I'm Seth Sutil and this is markets in a minute. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street following some encouraging updates from U .S. companies including General Motors. The S &P 500 was up seven tenths of a percent in the early going Wednesday. The Dow added 80 points. That's about two tenths of a percent. And as that composite was up nine tenths of a percent GM jumped more than 10 % after the automaker raised its dividend and said it wouldn't have any trouble absorbing the cost of its new labor contract. Tech companies were also higher. NetApp jumped 15 % after easily beating analysts forecasts for earnings in its latest quarter and raising its outlook for the year. Hewlett -Packard Enterprise rose 7
A highlight from Evangelism and the Trinity
"Let's pray and ask God's blessing upon the preaching of his word. Father, we do come before the preaching of your word now. What a great blessing it is that we can have your word given to us in so many different ways. Lord, we hear it. We see it. And soon we will sense it, we will taste it, we will touch it. You surround us with so many great blessings, simple though they may be, simply water, bread and wine, and word, Lord, you use these simple elements to strengthen our faith, to point us towards our Savior Jesus Christ who is alive today in heaven. We pray you would do this through this sermon now, in Christ's name, amen. Well, Matthew chapter 28 verses 18 through 20, actually let's just begin in verse 16 and we'll go to the end. Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go and therefore make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always to the end of the age. This ends the reading of the word of the Lord. So this week as I was preparing for our evening service and I was reflecting on us that we got to have a baptism today, our evening service, in the next couple weeks we're going to go over the question of how many persons are there in the Godhead? And as Christians we believe there are three persons. We do not just simply a singular person God, I mean he is one being in substance, but he is three persons. He's Father, Son and Holy Spirit as we hear in this text today. And as I was reflecting on this I thought, man, this is a great occasion. For a sermon on Matthew 28. But as I was thinking about it something interesting came across my mind of what happens in this passage. That here at the very outset of the Christian life is the name and the truth of the Trinity. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In fact one of the most, if not the most, mysterious doctrines of the Christian faith is where we begin the Christian life. And so I'd like us to take a few moments to see what this means for us. And also that it has interesting implications, important implications for evangelism. That's precisely what Jesus is calling his eleven disciples here to go do. To evangelize not the nations. And how should we think about this? Well I'd like to point us in three different ways in this passage to what we see here. First that we receive a new name. And then what is that name that we receive? Secondly. And then lastly the benefits and calling of this name. We receive a new name. What that new name is. And the benefits and calling of this new name. So what does it mean to be baptized into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit? The first thing that you will notice here is that it's the word, the word for name is singular. Because it goes immediately after that and lists three people or three persons more properly. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But it doesn't say baptize them into the names of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It says baptize them into the name. And this is where we begin to understand our doctrine of the Trinity. That there is one being, one God, one essence, one substance as our catechism says of who God is. There are not three different gods. There is one singular God. Come back this evening and worship in our evening service and you'll hear more about this. But there is one singular God. But we also have three names given to this God. And we see throughout scripture that there are three ways that God reveals himself. There are three persons that God has revealed himself. Three actors, if you will, in God. Three individual persons who do things. And in this we are receiving this three tripart name applied to ourselves. And so what does it mean to be baptized into this name, this one name of three different names, if you will? Well, as we just heard a moment ago, it means that we're identified as God's covenant people. We heard Acts chapter 2 verses 38 and 39 that this covenant is for God's people, for those who believe in him for their children and all who are far off. Now God is calling people not to come and join the nation of Israel and now he is saying no this word of our gospel is going out to the nations and call them to believe in faith in Jesus Christ. And as we saw in baptism, we're explicitly marked out as those who belong to God. In some ways, if you were here yesterday for the wedding ceremony of the Holmans, you got to see something interesting about a wedding ceremony is that a wife takes the name of her husband. It's like a wedding ceremony. But you're now in this, you're being incorporated into the family of God. You're being brought into his covenant as his child. And the Old Testament testifies to what it means to take the Lord's name. Isaiah chapter 44 says, this one will say, I am the Lord's. Another will call on the name of Jacob and another will write on his hand the Lord's and name himself by the name of Israel. That's what it means to have the name of God put upon you. It is identifying yourself with the Lord. It's the wife taking the name of her husband, identifying herself with her husband. She shares in all that belongs to him and she comes under his protection and care. This is a covenant ceremony. In the old covenant, you would make a covenant usually or most often with somebody who was more powerful than you, with a greater king. But God is the king making a covenant with us of protecting, of caring, of sharing all of his goodness, his benefits with us. And he is applying his name saying, you are now, you now belong to me. We belong in a covenant relationship with the Lord. And that's what's happening as God sends, as Jesus sends his disciples out into the world to apply this sign, to baptize them, to make them belong to the covenant that God has made. So we receive a name. That's the purpose of it. It's to show that we belong to the Lord. And some of that might already be understood by you, but it's important to establish this. But then what is this name that we receive? What is the name? Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? And like I said at the very beginning is that this is fascinating to me. And I hope it's fascinating to you that the very beginning of the Christian life is the most mysterious doctrine that we can conceive of. Three persons in one being, being applied to somebody at the very moment they are welcomed into the church. Jesus sets out the most profound mystery for his followers at the very beginning. And what's an implication of this is the importance of doctrine in the Christian life. If we begin with the doctrine of the Trinity, the most complex, the most mysterious doctrine, we must understand that we can't ignore doctrine as if it's not important for the Christian life. Too many Christians say, oh, we don't need to know doctrine. That's where people divide. That's where people fight. That's where people don't get along is when they talk about doctrine. And what Jesus is showing here is, no, doctrine begins at the very beginning of your Christian life. In fact, Father, Son, Holy Spirit is how you are identified. And it's essential as we grow as Christians to further and further understand this as best we can. So this is what is being called to as Christians. We are called to a doctrinal life as Christians who grow in our understanding. And as we see this, we grow in our understanding of how these names appear and what they do There's two particular places I'd like to point us to of how we can begin to understand this name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That what's happening here is actually in some ways a mirror of creation. You say, how in the world do you get that, Pastor Nate? Well, I'll get there. But in the beginning, God, Genesis chapter 1, created the heavens and the earth. In verse 2, the Spirit hovers over the waters. So we here have God, what we would refer to as the Father, creating all things, and the Spirit active in that work of creation, Father and Spirit. And then in the New Testament, the Apostle John tells us that also the Son was present there. This is John chapter 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. Then all things were made through him, through this Word. And without him was not anything that was made. And without him was not anything made that was made. So there at the very beginning, Father, Son, Holy Spirit active in creating and bringing into existence everything. So there we see the trifold God, or trifold persons of God, they're active at creation. But then another event that I will point to as showing forth a little bit more of this creative act of God is what's happening at Jesus' baptism. Mark chapter 1, verses 9 through 11 says, In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open, and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. Just as the Spirit hovered over the waters at creation now, the Spirit is hovering over Jesus Christ like a bird. And a voice came from heaven, You are my beloved Son. With You I am well pleased. Here we have the Son identified, we have the Spirit identified, and if there is a Son this must be the voice of the Father speaking, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit active in this moment of Jesus Christ being identified with the people of God. That ultimately he need to be identified with them truly in order for him to bear their sins. He must be one of them, he must represent all of them. And baptism is ultimately an act and a witness to both of those events. And it is those events coalescing into one. It is the act where God regenerates us. He brings us back to life from the dead. He is giving life where there is none. In creation God created everything out of nothing. There was no life, but he brought life into existence where there was none. And this is what he is doing in the baptism of Christ. Is that he is bringing life where there is none. Ultimately where he would bring it on the cross, pointing towards his work on the cross and resurrection. And then just so you know I'm not making this up, this is what our catechism says about our confession of faith says that baptism is to be unto him or her a sign and seal of the covenant of grace of his engrafting of Christ and his regeneration. Regeneration is simply to give new life where there is none. To regenerate something, to bring it back to life. And so we see Father, Son and Holy Spirit operative in both creation bringing life where there is none and doing this out all three of them at work again Father, Son and Holy Spirit as Jesus is baptised. And it is a witness to what God does in giving life. And this is where it relates to evangelism. This is how we get to evangelism. Now first off when we talk about evangelism our immediate feeling is we need to grow. It's like prayer. When somebody says do you pray and you obviously think well not as much as I ought to right. And they say well do you evangelise? Well not as much as I ought to. Evangelism is one of those things that we all want to grow in but it seems a bit of a struggle often. One pastor I read this week he talked about confession of sin and reading of Psalm 51 David's Psalm that he wrote after his great sin with Bathsheba and then killing her husband. And he said this one of the chief reasons we do not pray is because we don't know how to pray. He says we do not instinctually know how to pray. We do not instinctually instinctively know how to evangelise. We need to learn. And I believe that this tripart name of God given here, trifold name is a model for us. It is actually a framework for us to learn how to evangelise. There's two ways to do this or two things that I think are really helpful for us as we think about evangelism. There's what I say and many other reformed for throughout the generations have said is the law and the gospel and now also a Trinitarian framework. So you say okay what's my plan for evangelism? Here you go. The law and the gospel and the trinity. The Heidelberg Catechism puts it this way about law and gospel says how many things are necessary for you to know that this comfort that in this comfort the comfort of being united to Jesus Christ, that in this comfort you may live and die happily. What do you need to know? Three things. The first, how great my sin and misery is, second, how I am redeemed from all my sins and misery and third, how I am to be thankful to God for such redemption. And in this we hear the law and the gospel and then the calling that flows from this gospel. The law tell people that they're sinners, not fun business. Tell people that they are miserable without God. Without God in the world, without God in your life, you are lost in your sins and you have no hope. But then we tell them what God has done to save sinners, what God has done to rescue them and bring them into his kingdom. But as we tell this gospel there's a Trinitarian framework that we can set what God the Father has done. He sent his son to save sinners. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. We tell them what the son then does. God the Father sent his son to save us. What son the himself then does, being sent by the Father he came as a man like one of us to live perfectly for all of us who did not live perfectly, who failed in every way to keep God's commands. And not only did he live the perfect life that we needed, he paid the penalty for all the sins that we've committed. And then he gives us his eternal life, his righteous life for our sake, giving us his resurrection life. And then we tell them about what the Holy Spirit does. What God the Spirit does is then the Spirit comes into you as God applies all these benefits. He says, yes Jesus died on the cross but he died for you and he applies all these benefits to you. He comes and dwells in you. The third person of the Trinity dwelling inside of you. He takes the forgiveness that Christ accomplished and he applies it to you. So now you are one known as forgiven by God. He gives you faith so that you can know these benefits, believe in them and trust in them and rest in them. So that is this tripart name, the threefold name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit that refers to each person of him. And it is a calling for us as we evangelize that we are to go into all the world baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. And now the benefit and the calling. The benefit of this going into all the world is that the end of this passage, verse 20, teaching them all I command you and behold I am with you always to the end of the age. This is the great benefit of this calling as Christians. Not only has God called us into his family, baptizing us with his name, making us apart, setting us apart from the rest of the world, he has incorporated us and he makes this amazing promise to us, I am with you always. He has united us to himself, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Father, Son, Holy Spirit united to us in our whole lives. And because of that bond that is established between the Trinity, God cannot forsake us. We are surrounded in front of us, behind us, underneath us, above us, inside of us and outside of us, everywhere. We belong to Jesus Christ and to each person of the Trinity. He cannot forsake us because if God were to forsake us, he would be forsaking himself and it would undo the bond of God itself. You belong to him and Jesus Christ promises to you that I am with you always. But there is also a calling in this as we go into this world to evangelize. Now this phrase, I am with you always, shows up in an interesting place in scripture, in the book of Joshua. If you read the opening section of Joshua chapter 1, you'll hear this echoed in there. And it's interesting what's happening there versus what we see happening in Matthew chapter 28. Joshua, Moses' servant, who takes over as the leader of Israel right as they're about to enter the Promised Land. Moses dies and Joshua is appointed as the new leader in Israel to bring the people of Israel into the Promised Land, to go conquer it for the people of God. And Joshua is commissioning them to go in, to wipe out all the nations who are evil in there and that make this God's holy dwelling place. And then Joshua gives them this promise as they're about to go in. No man shall be able to stand, this is Joshua chapter 1 verse 5, no man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. This is God speaking. God says, just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. And it's fascinating what is happening in that passage when we compare it with what's happening here. Joshua is sending all these people to go into the land of Israel to conquer it for the people of God, exhorting them to be courageous and not be afraid because God is with them. But what is Jesus doing here? He's not sending them into the land of Israel, this geographic place on the planet, to go conquer it, wiping out the nations that are there, the Romans. No, he does something quite different. He now turns it to the outside. Go into all the world, go into all the nations, go out. He does not send his people to conquer the land of Israel with the sword, now he puts that sword away because he has taken that sword in himself. And he gives his people a new weapon to go bring the nations in to God's kingdom. And he sends his disciples out from Jerusalem to all the nations as one who has already conquered all authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Jesus has already conquered. And now he gives his church, his people of God, a new instrument. No longer the sword of judgment but the word of salvation. And we bring people into this kingdom not with a sword threatening them but with a word of gospel, a word of good news, a word of grace. That God is a God who saves sinners, that he has executed his judgment not against the world but against his son. Now that day is coming, the end of the age will come and all who do not repent of their sins will be judged. But this gospel is what is to go out. God's saying go into all the nations, make disciples of them, baptize them, teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. And the strength that we do that in now is like what was given to the people of Israel but it's far more. The strength we do that in now is that Jesus Christ is with us as we go into all the world and proclaim this gospel. That he is with us to the end of this age. Whether that is tomorrow or whether we die before that day comes. Jesus Christ is with us. So my hope for us today is to see that as we receive this name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit we belong to the Lord and he has united himself to us and now he sends us out into this world. Maybe we're not going to be evangelists, that is not very many people's calling in life but you certainly can't evangelize. You can tell people about Jesus. And the great promise that you have is regardless of how people respond to you, God is with you. He is with you always because he has shown you in your baptism. He has claimed you as his own and that is your hope as you go out into this life. So remember what Jesus Christ has done for you, uniting you to himself, giving you this beautiful sign of baptism that you can continually look back to as a sign of God's covenant with you, his promise to you and have hope as you go into this world and tell people about our Savior Jesus. Let's pray and ask God to bless us the word that we have heard preached. Lord, we do thank you for this word that we have from Matthew chapter 28. Lord, we pray that you would apply it to our hearts and make it fruitful in us that we would be those who would be bold and courageous, that we would not fear what this world throws at us but we would see ourselves as those marked out by you in our baptism and that we can give testimony and testify to the grace of God that you have shown to us in Jesus Christ. Give us the courage and strength we need. We pray this in the name of Christ. Amen.
Fresh update on "three people" discussed on Capstone Conversation
"It's been about a year since we've the people of Walnut Creek have voted in Measure O. Talk to us. It's an additional sales tax to provide benefits for the city. Is it working and what are we doing with the money? What are the priorities? Start Cindy Ann and you can fill in the gaps. Yeah. OK. So the first thing we did to promise the community is to find an oversight group so that they look at what we've done to make sure that we live up to our promises of what we and we were going to do when we started the Measure O process. Interestingly enough, when I first ran in 2012 or 2011, I ran on a half cent sales tax increase and I got the more votes than I ever did since then. I think there were a group of people who knew that we weren't quite we needed a little extra oomph in our spending. We've done some additions at the police department. We've made some spending for attracting more people downtown where we're doing things, a lot of things in and around it. But the biggest project is the one that Cindy Darling is working on. And so I'm going to let her take over. One of the reasons I ran for council is it's important for a community. My kids loved growing up in Walnut Creek. They swam, they played Little League, they played this, they played that, they did this art class. And a lot of the facilities that they were accessing were built back in the 50s and 60s. And we all know things that were built in the 50s and 60s are now starting to fall apart. And we need to pay it forward to the next generation. And that was a big driver on Measure O. The Clark Swim Center and Heather Farm is one bad accident away from its pumps not ever running again. So we are working on a new community center and a new aquatic center to carry on the traditions in Walnut Creek. And that was one of the bigger drivers of Measure O. We are in the planning phase right now and we have a lot of active, robust public input coming into the process. We have a survey out. You can go to the city councils with the city's website and take a survey on what you want out of that community center, what you want out of the aquatics facility. And we're going to be working to get it so it's up and operational by 2027 and it's going to be cool. Yeah. And there's there's some concern over the money from Measure O coming up on the ballot. Do you I don't want to take up too much time going into every detail on it, but can you talk about what is coming up in 2024 and what impact that might have on Measure O as well as a number of other regional measures? There are two things to be addressed by the population. The first one is how many votes do we need to do to get permission to have an additional sales tax? If we go out for a specific purpose right now, you need two thirds of a vote of a community and it's incredibly difficult to get that. If you go out for a general measure, you only need to get 50% plus one vote. There is a measure being brought forth by a business council that wants to remove so much freedom with what we local people can do with taxes. And so they want to make every vote a sixty thirds vote. And the thing that is most concerning to us because of our position is they can claw back a vote that happened in 2022 and say you have to run it again and get the two thirds vote. So so we're nervous about the business one. And we're also thinking it's 10% of people will vote no on any thing that has money to do with money. And that's in order to get 65%. You've got to work really hard. And so a lot of cities don't have the capacity to get important things done because they can't get out there and get this full measure of voters to pay attention. And I'm trying to pull up the numbers. Measure O was passed with almost two thirds, 65%, but fell about 100 votes short out of thirty five thousand of crossing that two thirds. So somebody repeals it just missed that mark. Right. And to make it retroactive after you've been collecting the money is an interesting court case in the making. Yes. And I think it's already in court prior to it going on the ballot because this retroactivity it's like, wait a second, you can't change the rules. We worked hard. We passed 65% of the people Walnut Creek agreed with the council and wanted to invest in our community. Shouldn't they have the right to do that? We are a majority rules world. Do we need to make everything two thirds? Yeah, so I want to move past that to another local issue, but it affects a lot of communities. Walnut Creek is a retail hub for the region. People come in from parts of Oakland, from Richmond, from Brentwood to do their shopping in Walnut Creek. But we've had a lot of organized retail theft. We talked a little bit about two thousand here. Let's not talk about the what's happened because we know what's happened, but it's an ongoing problem. What are we doing in Walnut Creek to reduce it from happening in the future and to keep the residents safe? One of the first things we did during COVID when we had the initial problems, we, or after it was the Nordstrom smash and grab, we allocated five extra positions paid for out of our COVID relief money to Walnut Creek PD to help increase the police presence downtown. With Measure O funds this year, we not only continued those by because that COVID funding was short term funding. So now we've moved in and backfill with Measure O funding to keep those five positions going. So a strong police presence downtown is an important part of crime prevention. For example, the recent smash and grab at Louis Vuitton, the officers were there in under a minute because there's already somebody there and they basically really interrupted in the middle of the smash and grab. The other thing we did is add a analytical crime prevention specialist to Walnut Creek PD so that they could better understand. And you can see the benefits of those kinds of things with the recent arrest at Lulu Lemon. They had formed good connections for immunity. And so when people show up with three to $5,000 worth of Lulu Lemons that they are returning to the store, it was instantly recognized as a problem. And they came in and managed to arrest the people that were allegedly fencing the stolen Lulu Lemon. And I think two other people in the car were also arrested. So getting more analytical about what the smash and grab and increasing the presence downtown. And we do have the bollards up on Broadway Plaza on either end of the street. Our staff worked really hard behind the scenes to figure out how they could get people to circulate past lifetime and pass the restaurants at one end of it. And we're going to keep that close through the holidays and then take another look at it at the end of the holidays. And that's the basic physically. No, you need a lot of drive cars through the windows of stores along that part of the street and police the fire department. But yeah, there's no decision, as we said earlier, as a black and white decision. The other thing that the police department is doing is they're working with other police departments. And there is a, I think, countywide gang thing. They're looking at the dark web. They're monitoring all the social media to find out what the gangs are doing. And it is a significant gang. I read in the paper not too long ago that they got to one of the distribution centers where all the thefts were taken so that they could distribute it out and sell it on the web. You got to be really careful. They make money and you got to be really careful when you're looking at what you're buying because it could be stolen property. If it's too cheap, it's either stolen or fake. Well, and when we talk about organized retail theft and the reason why it's organized is they have distribution centers. Like, I just want to emphasize that for people, this is not somebody coming in and swiping some one item. This is planned hits, targeted, well thought out crimes with a network of people to make it profitable for them, both on the web or returning items in the store or whatnot. And that's one of the keys to attacking this. When we were seeing the Rolex watch thefts, they figured out where those Rolex watches were going. And that's one of the ways they tackled that. It wasn't just who's stealing them. It's what are they doing with them after they steal them? That helps find the solution to these problems. And the chief made it very clear that they also need to rely on the citizenry. If you see something that's going awry and makes you nervous, please make sure that you report it to the police. The best eyes on the streets are the people who are there and seeing things happen. So it requires a teamwork of almost everybody to be affected in terms of preventing and or stopping and catching these bad acts. If the old expression at the airport, if you see something, say something. So let's come back to the original topic. What are some vital thoughts that you want to share with people who might be considering to run or starting to run a campaign for the first time? Words of wisdom, inspiration, whichever direction you want to take that. I think we've seen some real challenges in our democracy. And I think what you have at the local level is the elected offices that most directly impact people's lives. And part of the way we keep our democracy strong is we care about those things at the local level and we hold people accountable. We look closely at what people are saying when they're running and we make an informed vote. That's the undercarriage for all of democracy. And democracy is something that is a bit challenged these days and we have an obligation to double it down and support. So looking at it from where I was when I first decided to run, I had been around City Hall. I'd been a volunteer at Diablo Regional Arts. I knew people. I knew what the city was doing. I had a pretty broad understanding about this wasn't just a finance job. It wasn't just this. It is a broad, you can't tell what's going to come, could be argument over how many chickens somebody could have in their backyard. Or it could be when they're a multi-million dollar building goes a certain place. There's no way you can be totally prepared for everything. It's hard work to run. There's walking. There's coming up with money to pay for even the cheapest of campaigns. And I used to treasure them. That's another reason I got into politics is people keep asking me if I'd be their treasurer, they're hard to know how to finance. They're hard to know how to put together a strong campaign. We're still learning how to do it in social media. And that's a whole different skill that we don't have. So it's hard work to run and it convinces you that if I've done this hard work, I deserve to give it back. And then you be patient with yourself for the first couple of years if you do get elected. It's like drinking water from an ocean. It just all comes at you at once and you have to adjust. And the reason I ran the second time was because I figured I needed to give back to the city my learning time so that I felt better and I wasn't shortchanging what I promised the citizens to do. So maybe the next question is, what do I look for? What do I hope are the skills of the person that runs for city council? First of all, like I said, it's the ability to listen. It's the ability to not layer your opinion on everything that you hear. It's the ability to learn quickly and to adapt. It's the ability to admit when you don't know and ask for help so that you get the necessary background training. And it doubly helps to have a good sense of humor because there are just times when if you only focus on what the job is, you're going to lose all your duot-a-by, duot-a-by. And so it should be a person who has a good sense of proportion too. Cindy, I bet you've got something to add. Well, I think you get on it. It's the ability to listen, the ability to come at it with an open mind, the ability to recognize. Sometimes when you hear people running for an office like this, they say, I am going to do this. But you're one of five. And if you can't get three people to agree, you're not going to get your way. So you have to learn how to work with the other council members to craft solutions that work across everybody's interests. And that's those are the most effective council members. We have a relatively high functioning council in Walnut Creek, but you look around at other cities and it's not always the case. There are places where people don't agree and it's hard to get the three votes and sniping at each other in social media and things like that. You have to be able to look at an issue, understand it, and then look for the solution that works for at least three of your council. I would also add to that is both of you, as you talked about your experience that benefited you both on council, but as well as your interests, you're both very involved in the city and your neighborhood and your communities beforehand, whether it was back when your kids were in school, you were in leadership positions, volunteering at the schools or in their sports. You were volunteering beforehand. And so I would really encourage people who are looking at running, get involved before you're looking at running, know your community, build relationships that will help you be succeed both in the campaign and in the office to maximize those relationships. The best experience I had preparing me for city council was the six or seven years I was a soccer referee for India soccer. There were times it didn't make any difference.Nobody agreed with it. So, yeah, well, and I love the optimism and enthusiasm that some candidates bring to the table. But I remember one time I was listening to a candidate and it was somebody that I really respected, but they did not have very much experience with the city government. And they're like, oh, and we should bring together everybody that works on homelessness. We should have like a task force with it. I'm like, oh, we should have the Walnut Creek homeless task force where the task force includes the homeless services, the city, the county, the faith community. Yeah. That's been running for a while. They didn't even know what they didn't know. And know what you don't know if you're going to be open minded to learn. Yeah. Yes. It's a good takeaway from that. So I really appreciate the two of you being here today. By the time this airs, we should have a rotation. So it is Mayor Pro Tem Luella Haskell, who will likely be the mayor at the time this airs and Councilwoman Cindy Darling, who will be likely based on that order, Mayor Pro Tem as we head into the 2024 calendar year. So I appreciate them both being here and their time today. And hopefully everybody in our audience continue to learn this. Please hit subscribe and follow up and get notices about every episode here on the Capstone Conversation. Thank you both. Thank you. Thank you. Please hit subscribe today so you get the weekly updates of when we release the next episode. And I'd like to thank our sponsors, Capstone Government Affairs and Economic Development, a firm where I serve as managing partner. For more information, check us out at www.capstonegov.com and follow us on LinkedIn by typing in Capstone Government. Check out the show notes and for a full transcript, visit our website, www.capstonegov.com and follow us on LinkedIn by typing in Capstone Government. Or you can find me, your host, Jared Ash.
A highlight from Share The Gospel Message With Fire
"Welcome to Evangelism on Fire podcast. My name is Mark Thomas, an ordained pastor, a teacher of the best selling book of all time, your host, and most importantly, your evangelism coach. Every episode, I bring you an inspiring message to help you live the most exciting life God has created you to live by actively sharing your faith in Jesus with others. I believe in the power of the gospel and the potential of all Christians to live out the mission of the great commission. I believe the best way for Christians to grow is to go. It's time for a revolution in every Christian's life around the world so that every person everywhere around the world can hear the gospel of Jesus Christ from a friend or family member through one on one evangelism. I'm so thankful for our time together today. I absolutely love spending time with you evangelism on fire nation. I believe this podcast will truly inspire you and I believe it will inspire so many people that you know, and if you're inspired and feeling moved to share this, then please message some friends, post this on social media, and let people know about this episode so we can get this message out there more. I appreciate you and everyone listening right now and a quick reminder, I encourage you to subscribe to the podcast to rate it, to review it, spread the word on social media, and spread the message of evangelism on fire forward. Before we jump into today's pod show episode, you wanna hear something crazy amazing? You have the chance to go the extra mile and partner with us to help save souls globally and right here in our own city of RVA by becoming a podcast episode sponsor today. Families are in need of having peace, security, and love in their life. We provide this by introducing them to the gospel of Jesus Christ and give them materials to help them learn how to overcome life's greatest challenges. Here are the podcast sponsorship options. You can sponsor a 15 -minute podcast episode for $25, a 30 -minute podcast episode for $50, or a 60 -minute podcast sponsorship for $100. Just select the podcast link you wanna sponsor by going to today's podcast show notes, click on the given link, and sponsor an upcoming podcast episode. Feel free to do that right now if you feel like sponsoring an episode. By becoming a podcast episode sponsor of Evangelism on Fire podcast, you will be helping us spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to a wider audience. Your sponsorship allows us to continue producing high -quality content that inspires and equips our listeners to share their faith in Jesus with others. Your contribution helps us to cover the cost of production, equipment, and hosting fees, allowing us to focus on providing valuable Christ -centered content to our listeners. We are super grateful for your financial support. As I'm sitting here behind this mic getting ready to start this podcast episode today, I'm thinking about my journey, and I realize now more than ever that God has me here for this specific purpose to put these words in your ear. Evangelism on Fire nation, my heart and my desire is that as you listen through today's show that God will put a boldness and a confidence and a belief within yourself that he has created you to reach people for Jesus that no one else on planet earth can reach but you, that he will give you the love, the power, the boldness, and the sound mind to have belief that you can share the gospel message actively as a lifestyle leading people to the Savior. That is my prayer. That is my hope. That is my desire for you today. Another burning desire that I want you to know and believe is that as Christians, we need to think intentionally about evangelism. Our insights should be biblical and creative. So today to empower you, I'm going to share some quotes with some great evangelists, pastors, Christian leaders that I hope will give you the confidence and give you the boldness to bring that inner evangelist within you out. I love what Rick Warren has to say about evangelism. God has wired us uniquely with different ways of doing evangelism. Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, a thinker or a filler, there are many practical ways of sharing your faith that reflect how God has made you to help build his kingdom. I love that quote by Rick Warren because there's five different personality styles of evangelism. And when you learn your style of evangelism, you'll become unstoppable in building the kingdom of God. These words spoken by Sean McDowell, PhD speaker, professor at Biola University, co -author of Evidence That Demands a Verdict, are simple truths that should resonate deep within our souls. This is what he says. We have a beautiful gift of salvation, but many of us are intimidated about sharing our faith in Jesus with others. That's one thing I love about our podcast. I'll show you how to use your talents, gifting, and personality to reach people for Jesus. Continue to listen to our weekly episodes to be inspired and equipped just how to do that. Listen to this powerful truth spoken by Lisa Childers. This is what she has to say. Check it out, listen to this, it's super powerful. Churches have either forgotten that seeking and saving the lost was Christ's mission or they simply don't know how to be effective at it. Such a super powerful truth. And I'd like to think that you are listening to more than just a podcast. I believe your ears are listening to teaching and inspiration that can spark a revival fire within you that will ignite your family, community, workplace, a school, and Christians around the globe. I believe if you continually listen and apply the practical wisdom that's taught here on our weekly shows, there is no telling how God will work in and through your life to reach people for Jesus. I 100 % agree with the words of Matt Brown, evangelist, founder of Think Eternity, author of Truth Plus Love. This is what he has to say and he gets right to the point in this short statement. There is an inner evangelist in you. Boom, I love that statement, you know why? Evangelism on Fire Nation, I want you to know right here, right now, there's an inner evangelist in you. And man, I want you to discover that for yourself. I want you to live the most exciting life that God has created you to live by actively sharing your faith in Jesus with others. I so desperately want you to discover the inner evangelist that's within you. Hey, listen evangelism on Fire Nation, I'm just here to coach and remind you that God delights in using all of us who follow Jesus to share his good news with people who are desperate for good news. You know, I've heard it said and I forget exactly where this statement or who says this statement, but I believe it with all my heart that the greatest evangelistic tool you have at your disposal is you. Effective evangelism happens by employing yourself in the service of the king to naturally and contextually engage others with the good news of Jesus Christ. So again, just continue to listen to our weekly evangelism on Fire podcast shows, check out our weekly teachings on how to bring the inner evangelist in you out to your next level of maturity. As you listen to our weekly evangelism on Fire podcast shows, look, here's my promise to you. I'll bring you a foundation for evangelism you'll want to act upon and then share with your friends, your family, your coworkers, and people that you meet in the marketplace. My evangelism coaching and teaching will surely get you thinking and more importantly acting. I love what Carrie Newhoff, author of At Your Best, podcaster and speaker says, we know we should share our faith with others, but we often struggle with a sense of inadequacy not knowing where to begin. This is true. Look, I experienced this, you experienced this, everyone who has ever shared their faith in Jesus with others experienced this, but I want you to get this truth down deep into your DNA that you, I'm talking to you, you are uniquely created by God and you're gifted to share Jesus in your own unique style and in your own different way to make a difference on planet Earth. So how about this thought -provoking statement by Johnny Hunt? He's a pastor, he's an author, he's a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention. This is what he says, nothing enhances my witness more than having a good relationship of trust with the person I'm sharing the gospel with. In this context, the one I'm burdened for has the opportunity to observe the fruit of God's Spirit in my life in different settings. Such a powerful statement. When it comes to relational evangelism, I absolutely love that thought. In evangelism of our nation, listen to this. This is one of my favorite quotes of all time by Mark Batterson. Listen to this. This is absolutely amazing. He says, as Christ followers, we are to live for the applause of nail -scarred hands. I personally believe we best live for the applause of nail -scarred hands by sharing our faith in Jesus with others as a lifestyle by engaging in the mission of the Great Commission. That's the most amazing mission that we could take part in. Listen, we are to live our lives to impact lives for an eternity. Come on now, boom. Here's another quote for you by Nick Hall. He's an evangelist, founder of Pulse, author of the book, Reset. And this quote gets me really fired up as well. This is what he has to say. For far too long, we've accepted a version of Christian faith that believers think they can keep to themselves. But this looks nothing like Jesus and it's not found in the Bible. And my hope for you evangelism on Fire Nation is that you will fall in love with the greatest thing on earth, Jesus, to the point that you can no longer keep him to yourself and you live a lifestyle of sharing the boom, the gospel message of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible before you transition into eternity. And I'm gonna leave you with this final thought from David Joannes as we close today's show out. When Jesus locked eyes with his disciples to give the great commission mandate, he was looking through them at us, his followers throughout time. Evangelism on Fire Nation, if you take one thing away from today's episode, I want us to really believe and to always think about this throughout our days. When Jesus locked eyes with his disciples to give them the great commission mandate, he was looking through them at us and he is looking at you. He is looking at me. He is looking at us. He has passed the baton to us to share the greatest message that humanity needs to share the good news in a world full of bad news. Let's continue to believe that God will use each one of us to lead at least a minimum of three people to Jesus as your savior before we take our last breath on earth. Thanks so much for your time with me today. It's been an amazing time and thank you so much for listening. I hope you enjoyed today's episode and it inspired you on your journey of sharing your faith in Jesus with others. Make sure to check out today's podcast show notes for a description of today's show along with other super important details and also make sure to share this with a friend and subscribe over on Apple podcast as well. I really appreciate your feedback, Evangelism on Fire Nation. So share a review on Apple and let me know what part of this episode resonated with you the most and hey, if no one has told you lately God loves you, I love you, you matter and you have divine purpose. Now it's time to go out there and share the boom the gospel message with others. Make sure to join me for our next episode.
Fresh update on "three people" discussed on Hearing Jesus: Daily Bible Study
"Do you sometimes doubt if you're truly hearing God's voice or if it's really your own? Or have you been in a season where it feels like He's completely silent? Have you been praying for a way to learn how to hear His voice more clearly? Hey friends, I'm Rachel, host of the Hearing Jesus podcast. If you are ready to grow in your faith and to confidently step into your identity in Christ, then join me as we dig deep into God's Word so you can learn to live out your faith in your everyday life. It goes without saying, but the Bible has changed so many lives. Take a second and think about what it would be like if you didn't have access to a Bible, or were even allowed to have one. Sadly, that's a reality that many are facing. That's why I want to tell you about one of our partners, Crewe. Crewe has missionaries in almost every country, and they are seeing people come to know Jesus. There's just one thing they're missing, a Bible in their own language. For only $21 a month, you can provide three people with Bibles each and every month. When you sign up to provide three Bibles with a monthly gift of $21, Crewe will provide meals to 15 hungry individuals through their humanitarian aid ministry. Plus, you'll receive a free copy of my women's Bible study, She Hears Learning to Listen to Jesus. Simply text HEARING to 71326 to help today. That's H-E-A-R-I-N-G to 71326 to help now, or visit give.crewe.org forward slash hearing. Again, that's give.c-r-u.org forward slash hearing. Message and data rates may apply. Available to U.S. addresses only.
"three people" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Connected, stay informed. I'm Kathy O 'Shea and here's what's happening. Three people are under arrest for car theft in North Seattle. Come before his Karina Vargas has more Tammy Topa, whose son goes to Jane Adams Middle School was startled to learn the school along with Nathan Hale High School across the street were in lockdown. Terrifying. I would say we live pretty close, so my instinct is always to want to, like, come rescue. Police were in the area where they arrested three people in a stolen red Kia. Two of them were teens. Public Seattle Schools said no threats were made to these schools related to this incident. Parents like Tammy tell me it's unsettling to hear about all the crime involving teens. Now she's having to sit down with her son and have those conversations. Seeing in a group, you know, staying together. Has he seen anything suspicious? Does he know kind of what he could do if he felt nervous? You know, did he feel safe? Karina Deputies Vargas. in Come on Parkland in. need your help in finding a car prowling suspect. He shot a man leaving behind a clown mask. This is the location 146th Street and Pacific Avenue South. A man there said he caught breaking someone into his car. And when he confronted that man, he was shot. The suspect then fled the scene and is believed to been have picked up by at least two other people going back to what else was found there at the crime scene guns as well been shot. The victim in this case is expected to survive. Anyone with information has to submit a tip to crime stoppers and the bottom line you can remain anonymous. That's come before us Ryan Sims. The curtain is up on Kent -based Blue Origin's lunar lander. Jeff Bezos and NASA administrator Bill Nelson both posted pictures and updates on social media yesterday. The three -story tall gold and white blue moon mark one spaceship is coming together at Blue Origin's production facility in Alabama. Bezos Neither nor Nelson offered a timeline update. News radio traffic from the high performance homes traffic center. Seeing some delays on southbound 405 between Bellevue and Tukwila. Those beginning close to north 30th Street extending to north of I -90. Bellevue to Tukwila southbound taking around 25 minutes right now. Tukwila to Bellevue northbound in about 20. Seeing some slowdowns speeding at Sunset Boulevard next heading back to State Route 181. across You're going the water. Bellevue to Seattle across westbound 520 in 20 minutes. Across westbound I
A highlight from Ep399: How To Fix Your Show's Bad Audio Quality - Michael Castaeda
"Anyone is going to tell you, and this is the best advice, you got to use your ears. Regardless of what the meters tell you, regardless of what you're looking at in that DAW and seeing where things are at, you got to use your ears. We're not listening to Spotify, we're listening to a podcast. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. What's up, podcaster? It's your host, Adam Adams. And today we have a guest and we're going to be talking a little bit about audio editing. How do you do the editing? What should you think about for editing? I've actually got a sound engineer on the podcast we'll be interviewing. He doesn't have a podcast, but he serves two different types of clients who have podcasts. One of them is more of a corporate company that has a podcast. We'll find out what for, how do they use it, why do they use it, as well as independent clients, probably like you and me, the listener and myself more independent and having somebody to help do the audio editing and stuff like that. So, Michael, it's funny because usually I'll ask, if I don't recognize a last name, how to pronounce it, I'll normally ask before we start recording. Castaneda? Castaneda. Castaneda is fine, yeah. All right, cool, cool, cool. I like taking guesses while my listener can laugh at me, so that's just brilliant. So first and foremost, you are a sound engineer and I noticed something different about your headphones and your microphone than with 80 % of the people that I will interview. And I think it's probably because sound is important to you, but you got like a little dog sitting on your microphone. Tell us a little bit about that real quick. Yeah. So I'm currently using a shotgun mic, which I'm sure not a lot of people use, but it's the S -Mic 2, I think is the name of it. And it's got the foam windscreen underneath the big, they call them dead cats. The dead cat. Yeah. And that's just to help for plosives because plosives are a thing. We're going to be talking about audio restoration and audio cleaning. And the first step is get something like this, so you don't have plosives, those problems in the first place. So we have a few clients that we work with and people that want to work with us, and they've got a show and they've got all this stuff. And basically what happens is they get like a condenser mic, super, super sensitive. They're not right next to the mic, so they're pretty far away. And so you hear all the echo of the room. You hear the dogs barking, the cats meowing, I'm sure. The mailman and doorbells and just breaths and echoes. And this is what happens to people when they come to me and say stuff like this. They're like, all right, here's the recording. We didn't use any professional mics or anything. Do what you can on that. And it's like, well, this is not going to be super easy on us. I'm not an audio engineer. So maybe this is why. Maybe it's because I'm just dumb, but I'm like garbage in, garbage out. But you're an audio engineer and you're using a dead cat and also just anything to get rid of plosives. So it sounds like you might believe in what can we edit and fix versus what should we try to handle prior to or while we're recording. So the first thing that I would recommend anyone do is you got to learn basics first and you have to not make the problems that later on you're going to try and fix. Or if you can't fix it, you kind of just shrug your shoulder and say, well, that was recorded and we have to leave it in. Just learn the basics, a quiet room, right? Don't do it in your kitchen where there's a lot of reverb, where there's machines humming in the background. Get a good mic. Mic technique is important, all that kind of stuff. But what do you mean by mic technique? So where to place the mic and where to place yourself in relation to that mic. So like walk us through it. So like right now I'm staring at you and you have the mic pretty close to your mouth, somewhere around six inches or so, but it's off to the side, maybe like 45 degrees. You don't want to have it directly in front of you. Exactly like that. You don't want the mic directly because if you do, the mic is going to get plosives. So it's that gust of wind coming from your mouth when you say P's or B's or T H's. It's going to hit the mic and it's going to be a really harsh, ugly sound. And if you have someone throughout an hour long conversation that is constantly doing that, the listener is probably going to turn your podcast off. Or whoever is working on it in post is going to have to spend so much time hand cleaning all of those plosives. So the thing that I wanted to talk about today is audio cleaning or audio restoration. So your basic show, when you work post -production, you're going to adjust the levels of the individual tracks so that they kind of match. You don't want to have one speaker really, really low and the other speaker really loud. You're going to do maybe some compression, some EQ. And these are all just your standard tools that you have available to you in your DAW. What's a DAW and EQ and that other thing that we don't recognize? Right. So a DAW is a program, a digital program. It stands for digital audio workstation. And that's the environment that you import all of your audio files into to process and manipulate. And then you'll export that as the actual show. Compression and EQ, all that stuff, those are just the everyday tools that anyone that is doing post -production on a show uses. But there's an entire set of tools though, that I think not a lot of people are aware of. And those tools are going to help you with the plosives, with the dogs barking in the background, with the door being open and closed. So there's the industry standard program called RX. And what happens is RX allows you to really clean all of that background noise. So in your typical DAW, you don't have any of those tools because DAWs are set up for music, mixing music. So putting reverb on things, putting delays on things, they don't address the noise. And for podcasters, that's kind of one of the most important things because most people aren't going to have good mic technique. Most people aren't going to record in really quiet environments. So like you said earlier, we're given those files and they're noisy and it's really hard to listen to. So it's like, what do I do with this? I'm not, my DAW isn't equipped to handle that. So what do you do? So you have to find other programs to help do that. The industry standard again is RX. So the way I found out about it was I was at an audio conference and the speaker, this guy, Larry Crane, who's the editor of Tape Op magazine, he talked about one thing in particular. So RX is set up with different modules. You have different modules. So the one that he spoke about was the voice denoise. Now what happens is when you plug in a microphone, not only is your voice recorded, but the preamp, the circuitry inside there that allows you to raise the volume or lower the volume, the preamp, that has a hiss in it. And I'm sure anyone that's edited before, when they get two different tracks, those tracks are going to have a hiss in the background. And it's really difficult to get rid of that. So the first thing that I learned about with RX is the voice denoise. So it's basically a magic wand. You would select that hiss, you would hit render and it eliminates that hiss. That alone is worth looking into this because that's going to make your tracks so much more quieter as far as the background noise goes. So that's just one of those modules. Another one is mouth de -click. You mentioned a condenser microphone. Condenser microphones are very sensitive, way more sensitive than dynamic mics. If you use a condenser and you're very close to it, you have no way in GarageBand or Audacity or whatever you're using, the DAW, you have no way of getting rid of those. In RX, you can. So is RX a program that we buy if we are editing our own stuff? Is that kind of how it works? Correct. And I just, like one thing I want to make clear, RX is not the only program that does this. I'm not saying you have to go out and buy RX. I would never say that. I'm just using RX as an example because it's what I use and it's quote unquote the industry standard. But yes, it is a program that you would buy and it works as a standalone or it can work in conjunction with the audio editor, the DAW that you're using. So for example, here's my workflow. I work in Pro Tools. So I'll import all of the audio into Pro Tools and do my usual Pro Tools stuff. When I'm going through the interview, starting from the beginning, if second 30, 30 seconds into it, they're like someone closes a door or opens a door. There's a noise that I don't want in there. I'll highlight that section and I'll send it into RX. So I have Pro Tools open and RX open. So I'll be able to send just that clip into RX and then I'll be able to view it in this spectrogram. The biggest thing in my opinion about RX that's different than DAWs is anyone that's used a DAW, you see waveform, right? You see a waveform. So it gives you two things and two things only. Waveform is the visual representation of the sound for people that haven't used it before. You get the length of the sound in like duration in seconds or minutes or and then you get the height or amplitude of that sound. That's it. That's all you're seeing. It's just a squiggly line that shows you how long something is and how loud something is. But when you look at it with the spectrogram you are looking at the individual frequencies of that sound and inside those frequencies you can see the mouth clicks. You can see the door being closed or opened or the cat purring. You visually have a representation of all that. So it's easy to go in and just highlight those sounds, eliminate them and then I send it back into Pro Tools when it's rendered and it's gone. Okay and if for example I know some people that have where they record and you're on a track and I'm on a separate track. There's also probably a lot more people that you and I are being recorded now even though we're in different places on different mics. It's just it becomes one track. It's just the only track and then others who separate it on purpose and I use generally what am I using now Zoom. So normally I'll use Zoom to record and a lot of people especially audio engineers like you they make fun of me. They tell me ah that compresses the sound way too much. It makes such small files. The video file is even small. It's harder to edit. It's harder to do this. That might be true and we could probably get into that if you'd like to but while I'm getting there I'm thinking through like if I do the two different tracks and you have a hiss that just it comes through your amplitude, comes through your equipment and then I've got a different hiss because I have different equipment. I'm using a different type of mic. I'm using the RODECaster or whatever. Would you take both of those and put them into RX before ever doing anything on I use Vegas Pro, my company. We serve a whole bunch of podcasters. We do all the editing and we use something called Vegas Pro. Now would I want to use RX to get rid of your frequency of hiss and separately my frequency of hiss and then take them back to Vegas Pro and start doing all this stuff? Correct. So that is a really cool thing about RX. It's a standalone program or you can use it in conjunction with whatever else you're using. So in this example specifically if you're doing multi -track recording where you're your own dedicated track and I'm my own dedicated track I could first dump each file track into RX, address the hiss, address whatever, render that, save that, then put your track in there and do the same and then those two tracks that I've already worked on and quote -unquote cleaned I could just then import those into Vegas Vegas Pro and then just do a normal edit with all of that noise taken out. Now if you record both of them on one track it's harder to do like mic bumps or door opening or cats because you have less control over some things but it would be the same thing. You would just dump that one track with both voices on there and then process it and clean it and then just dump it into Vegas Pro and then just add it like normal. So yeah it is a standalone or you can use it in conjunction with whatever DAW. One thing I should mention too is if you use Adobe Audition, Audition is the DAW for Adobe's cloud suite or whatever it's called, they license their noise removal software from iZotope and it's already built so in your listeners that use Adobe are already using this software and they may not know that it's RX. Okay cool. You started to talk about your workflow and I didn't get very good notes on it so I want to do better and I want you to repeat and I want to get those notes and make sure that the listeners understanding a workflow if they're editing their own. So you started by saying that you use Pro Tools. That's your DAW and you said this is part of my workflow and then I take any parts that need to be fixed or cleaned up. I move them over to RX which is an industry standard to correcting some of these issues and you'll just take care of that and then you move it back over to Pro Tools. What parts did I miss on your workflow? That's it. Okay. You nailed it. Yeah. When you are doing editing, I know you are more specifically an audio engineer, are you writing people's show notes and other things like that? Are you listening for content? I've set up my job with my clients so that I only do audio. Okay. So any job I've ever had I'm only either recording and editing or just editing and mixing. I don't do anything else. Okay. What's the best host to use or any of that stuff or how to monetize? I mean I've heard a lot of people I've listened to your show several times like I've heard people on there talking about so I have opinions about those things but I would never ever sell myself as someone that does that. I'm very pigeonholed or niched into only doing audio. So I've got a listener or two that are thinking to themselves I edit my own and sometimes I have horns going off, alarms going off, dogs, cats, doors. Somebody hits their mic and it starts shaking and rattling but I speaking for the listener's behalf I don't know how to edit that. I might not need somebody to edit every single thing but on every now and again I've got an episode where there's a problem and I just don't have the experience to figure it out. Could they just reach out to you and just send you one thing and say hey at the 20 minute mark my dog starts barking can you help me get rid of this? Do you do that? Yeah so the thing that I do have to say about all this is it's not guaranteed that those sounds are going to be completely eliminated right? Yeah. I mean there are times where cell phones go off and I can easily take the cell phone out and you would never know because cell phones are very frequency specific. So if I have a cell phone ring and I look at it in the spectral view it's only let's voice is that high? Well it's got less to do with where the frequency is at. Okay. And more to do with how many frequencies are involved. So good like example is our voice covers a wide range of frequencies. When I dump it into RX and I look at the spectral view picture a piano when you're playing a piano and you have chords if I'm going to play a C major chord that's at minimum three or four notes our voice is like that our voice isn't just one frequency it's multiple frequencies it's broadband so is a dog barking so it's harder to remove broadband noise than just a single frequency. Okay. So I can usually attenuate it means make it quieter sometimes I can remove it but if I'm speaking and while I'm speaking the dog is barking on top of like we're doing it together that's difficult if the dog is barking in between a word then yeah I can easily eliminate that and you would never know that that dog was there so it's all case dependent really. How do you charge I know you're about to go to another point but how do you charge in what way maybe you don't have to say the exact prices because prices always change inflation happens. I don't know about you but I have to stay flexible so it really really depends and I know that's the worst answer possible sometimes it's by the hour and sometimes it's project based. Okay. More than likely if someone is sending me something too clean I'm probably going to charge by the hour. Okay. It really varies there is an organization called AIR and it's the Association of Independence and Radio and they're like the go -to group for a lot of things in radio and podcasting one of the things is now rates look I believe in free markets so you can charge whatever you want doesn't mean you're going to get paid that but you can charge whatever you want you can say this is my rate well what they did was they got a bunch of people together and they said hey what's your rate for this what's your rate for that and then they have their guide to rate so if you're really interested in finding what the market rate is for specific jobs in radio and podcasting go check out AIR and you can see what their rates are. Okay cool now I cut you off because I wanted to understand how do you charge in case the listener was like whoa I just need him for like an hour or two like one of my things just needs a little bit of cleanup here and there so how do they know who to call so where were you going though where were you going when they cut you off I felt so bad when I did that. One thing I do want to mention because you have this wide range of tools now that's going to add a lot of time to editing and mixing episodes because now you're really going in there and you're really addressing each and every problem so just be aware that it's great that you're going to be able to clean audio and produce a better show but the kind of drawback is you're going to add a lot more time that it takes you to edit and mix shows so you have to be aware of that and your rate is going to reflect that because look I can do more I can provide more value than just someone that is just matching levels and using compression so your rate's going to reflect that too so another good thing is hey for the people out there that do mix and edit for a living and maybe their rates have kind of plateaued and they're looking for something where they can make more money this is something to look into I mean I hope everyone at least just looks into this I'm not advocating that everyone go out and do this because some shows don't require it right I mean there are some shows that you're going to listen to when you're commuting and you don't care about the quality you just want to hear some guy that you follow on twitter talk about whatever topic and it's like I don't care but for those shows that do require it for those jobs that you can't get because they require that you do noise removal I mean it's absolutely worth looking into cool I got a couple more questions here you had been prepared to come on this podcast and talk about audio engineering and so I definitely want you to be able to finish that and talk about the points that you had I've got two curious questions and the first is now this happens all the time but it happened today today this morning a couple hours before recording this I was listening to somebody's podcast and their music got in the way of their voice so what it was was in the beginning of the episode and I could hardly even tell I mean I had to like really think about it and try to imagine that the music wasn't there to be able to know what he was saying because he had the music level probably close to the same volume as his voice level and so they were about equal made it very challenging for me to understand and when my company when we edit somebody else's podcast we really pull the music way way down so it's not in the way but you still know that the music's there so we our theory has been make it so that you get the look and feel or the feeling of what the music is trying to provide you know that it's there but it's not distracting it's not loud what would you say like for somebody who's editing like what level should they do the music the intro music the outro music as they're recording like advertising or their intro or the outro I mean that's kind of complicated question I mean look at anyone is going to tell you and this is the best advice you got to use your ears regardless of what the meters tell you regardless of what you're looking at in that daw and seeing where things are at you got to use your ears so maybe the person that mixed it was inexperienced like they were just starting off it could be that they just made a mistake when I send out edits it goes through multiple rounds of revisions I mean it's not like the first edit I send a client is the one that they're posting they'll listen to it and they'll listen for problems for quality control stuff because I might have made a mistake and then they'll say hey this minute this happens fix that I'll fix it and send them you know version two but when it comes to music accompanying voice the voice has to take precedence over everything because that's what we're listening to that is the vocal point of the show of the segment of the ad so the music should never speech intelligibility is the most important thing right which is why I'm talking about cleaning all this noise because there's times where people are talking and it's so noisy you can't hear what they're saying so companies have gone through great lengths to develop software to remove that noise so we can understand what people are saying it's the same thing with that music the music's an accompaniment right we're not listening to Spotify we're listening to a podcast if you're listening to Spotify then the music's the focus but for a podcast for radio so the voice is going to be the focus so you just have to use your ears and if you want to get technical auto notes going to be somewhere around 24 db lower 12 db lower somewhere I mean it's going to be significantly lower well I got another question and it doesn't mean that I will change because I am set in my ways and I will not change I cannot change it is pointless for you to try to sell me on it but for the listener maybe they want to hear your opinion on zoom because most audio engineers say to stay away from zoom and they would even suggest like three other programs that have a lot better audio quality in the end game so sell them on it if you feel like it's you're passionate about like zoom condenses the audio too much for you to be able to do anything with it I mean this is like a losing battle for people like me because you just said it you're never gonna change and I get it dude zoom makes it so easy I mean I'm talking to you through a laptop through this stupid machine it's recording my audio you're gonna dump it into a podcast and put it out there in minutes or hours it's so easy there's no way that I can compete with the ease of that process because anything that I tell you that's going to improve the audio quality is going to take more time and more money to produce that so it is a losing battle and it's one of those things where if you are going to use zoom which I get it again learn the basics of audio and like care about how you sound people care about how they look in photos right they go to great lengths to find a good location to dress well to groom themselves I mean the lighting's good the camera's good like if you're sending a headshot to someone you're going to go through those lengths to do it but when it comes to voice people do not care they don't care how they sound it doesn't matter one of the corporate clients that I have it's a really big interior design website and we do interviews weekly with the biggest names in interior design interior design is a huge industry it's massive the money that goes into these projects anyways CEOs of huge companies use zoom in their conference room with reverb and terrible audio they don't care so it is a losing battle but if you are going to make that change I would suggest just learning the basics of audio just the basics I'm not saying you have to become a front of house engineer for Metallica I'm not saying you need to get that good but learn a little bit about how sound moves in a room what room is good to record in what room is not good to record in what mics are how to use a mic just small things are going to make massive massive differences even on zoom in short is there anything left on your agenda with what you wanted to share just brief no no no okay I just I felt bad as I was like I'm derailing this and just going on my own stuff so I mean is there anything in brief that you like any other questions that you have since I'm here yeah well let's see so you do believe in garbage in garbage out but you also believe that a lot of this stuff can be fixed with the right tools not all of them like if a dog's barking while you're talking going to be kind of hard but if dog's barking in between you talking going to be a little bit easier so let me ask you this if we are currently recording on one track whether we have two or three people on the show it's one track do you suggest that we try to find a way to record on multiple tracks so that we can clean up the audio separately or do you think we should stay with one track multi -track is always going to be better it's always going to be better because you're always going to get a better mix how would we do that like let's just say we don't even know the difference but all of the sound is literally on one track what do we do to change that so we're on zoom right now zoom in your little menu up on top I'm on an apple so directly next to the apple icon it says zoom .us if you click on that and go to preferences you'll see settings go under audio and there's going to be or maybe recording either an audio or recording there's that you can record everyone on separate tracks this is a newer oh right here record a separate audio file for each participant you want to write there in recording yeah right so you want to make sure that that's checked now if you're using squad cast it's going to be something similar to that if you're using clean feed profile preferences whatever there's going to be some way that you can do that and that is by far the best way to do it it's going to add a little bit more time to whoever's mixing in post your files are going to be bigger so storage is always a thing because audio takes up a lot video if you're doing video that's even bigger so you are going to add some things but I mean it's so so much better because you have control you have more control and you always want more control whenever you're working in post -production.
A highlight from 411// Do Not Fear Persecution: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 10:24-42
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A highlight from Fred Rispoli Interview - SEC Drops Case Against Ripple Execs in XRP Lawsuit! Gary Gensler, Elon Musk & Mark Cuban, Grayscale ETF & Coinbase
"There's for more the SEC to lose than Ripple to lose where we are in the case, which is why now the tables have turned and I think it's just better for them to settle. This content is brought to you by Uphold, which is a great crypto exchange that I've been using for years. In fact, I've been using them since 2018. They have 10 plus million users, 250 plus cryptocurrencies, and they're available in 150 countries. You can also trade precious metals and 37 fiat currencies on this platform, and you can instantly swap between crypto and precious metals in these fiat currencies. So Uphold is a unique platform. If you'd like to learn more about Uphold, please visit the link in the description. Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. With me today is attorney Fred Rispoli, who is the founder of HODL Law. Fred, great to have you on. Tony, Tony, Tony, the SEC has lost again and it feels good. Yeah, absolutely. The losses keep racking up for Gary Gensler and the SEC. So Fred, for those who may not have heard the news yet, I don't know how that's possible, but give us the details. What happened yesterday? Uh, very quickly, we just got a filing come through on the electronic filing system in the Ripple SEC case that says the SEC is voluntarily dismissing with prejudice all claims filed against Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen. So really this does not affect Ripple, the company at all. It only goes to Brad and Chris's claims, which were the only claims that were left to go to trial. There's some tangential aspects Ripple was involved in that we'll talk about, but from a procedural standpoint, getting the two individuals out and, you know, there was no settlements, there was no money paid by any of those two, no claims that there was any wrongdoing at all. I mean, just an absolute tail between the legs, a capitulation by the SEC. And I haven't read it. It's so rare for them to just lose and give up like this, that they didn't even file it right. And, uh, they have to like refile their give up, uh, notice to the court because they did some procedural error. Wow. Fred, it seems like a little bit of scrambling, a little bit of like, Oh, let's get this thing off the table because this is going to open up a can of worms for us. Why? And take us behind the scenes. Why would the SEC not want to continue this with Brad and Chris? Well, they just really had no case against them from the get -go it's goes all to your state of mind in this type of, um, remember it's not a criminal case. It's a, it was a civil matter, but this type of, um, um, civil liability they were trying to pin on Chris and Brad require recklessness, which you have to prove, you know, you knew about the risk or you should have known because it was so obvious and you just tossed it to the wind and there's just no way that was going to happen because, you know, the SEC knew about ripple and what they were doing for years and years, Brad and Chris spoke to the SEC. I mean, this would all come out in testimony and, you know, there is some sadness that Brad could not get certain notes that were taken, uh, by the SEC of his time when he met there, but they were, you know, unfortunate, but they were unnecessary because think of Brad on the trial. I mean, he could say whatever, I mean, he should say whatever's truthful, but you know, nothing to prove exactly what happened between, you know, three people in a room, you know, Brad could, would just have gone off. I asked him point blank, is this okay? Yeah. I mean, he could even say it was what I'm doing reckless. And, you know, then Jay told me, no, he didn't, he didn't even say anything. In fact, he kind of was looking at me with these deep eyes, kind of indicating I should keep doing it. You know, I mean, but it's just, I mean, that's what trial is. You know, you get to throw out all those crazy things. Well, I shouldn't go that far, but there's a lot of unpredictability in trial and, you know, that Bill Hinman was going to go on, you're going to get the SEC saying they were trading XRP and Ethereum and making their own money on the side for, you know, so many years, it would have been a disaster. The only reason that was filed it's, you know, it's prosecutor 101 in criminal cases, civil cases, any government agency, what individuals can we sue to squeeze, to make uncomfortable? So they'll dance and say what we want them to say. And, you know, normally, and sadly that works and it didn't work here and it didn't work in spectacular fashion. Right. And Ripple Stewart, all the Roddy he's a chief legal officer said, this is the third loss for the SEC in this case. Obviously going back to the July 13th ruling where XRP was declared intrinsically not a security, sales on exchange is not a security. Then earlier this month, Judge Torres denied the interlocutory appeal attempt by the SEC. Now, obviously the SEC throughout this case or this part of the case what are the implications of all these losses for the future of this lawsuit and the settlement potentially being in the works? Sure. I will say I do disagree with Stewart just a little bit in that I don't think he's counting right. It's more than three losses. I get if he's starting from the July 13th, yes to it's 3 -0, but I mean, if you really go into it, it's maybe like 5 -6 -0. I mean, remember they've stacked up a lot of losses in the last three years, but that aside, what I think matters is what's the mindset of the SEC? So now it's obvious.
A highlight from 132 Plant Bulbs Harvest Smiles - Brent Heath
"The Garden Question is a podcast for people that love designing, building, and growing smarter gardens that work. Listen in as we talk with successful garden designers, builders, and growers, discovering their stories along with how they think, work, and grow. This is your next step in creating a beautiful, year -round, environmentally connected, low -maintenance, and healthy thriving outdoor space. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert, there will always be something inspiring when you listen to The Garden Question podcast. Welcome to another fantastic episode, Planting Bubs, Harvesting Smiles. I'm your host, Craig McManus. Today we're diving into the vibrant world of bulbs with the one and only Brent Heath from Brent and Becky's Bulbs. Brent is not just your average gardener. He's a renowned bulb enthusiast, a masterful storyteller, and the co -owner of the famous Brent and Becky's Bulbs. Nestled in the heart of Gloucester, Virginia, his family -owned business has been spreading the joy of gardening for generations. But it's not just a business for Brent and Becky, it's a way of life, a passion that is extraordinary. truly Picture this, colorful flowers, contagious smiles, and a ton of gardening wisdom packed into one delightful conversation. Brent Heath isn't just a gardening guru, he's the friendly face behind those stunning blooms that light up gardens far and wide. Today he's here to sprinkle a bit of his magic dust on your gardening dreams. From daffodils that dance in the sunlight to tulips that paint the town red, or any color you prefer, Brent's got the lowdown on how to make your garden one of the happiest places on earth. Grab your garden gloves, get ready to dig, let's grow some smiles. This is episode 132, Plant Bulbs Harvest Smiles with Brent Heath. Brent, I imagine it's rather busy around Brent and Becky's bulbs at this time of the year with shipping season underway. What does that look like? It looks like a warehouse with pallet racking that is filled from floor to ceiling with black plastic crates of flower bulbs, some packed in bags of five, some packed in bags of 25, and some full crates that may have 150 to 500 bulbs in a crate. There are literally millions of bulbs in the warehouse. Some of the teammates take the crates from the pallet racking and put them in the pick locations and then we have order pickers who have a handheld computer which they can scan the label on the bag of bulbs. They pick the orders and then take them down to packers who double check. It goes down the line and we ship to our customers by UPS, FedEx, or Parcel Post. An email is sent to the customers letting them know how the bulbs were shipped and when they should approximately get there. It's a busy time. There are probably 20 some people in the warehouse right now shipping orders and there are three people in the bulb shop where we have a bulb display. I think the parking lot is filled today with looks like about a hundred cars so there must be some sort of meeting in our conference room. This is how things go at Brent and Becky's. There's a constant flow of people coming in. I met a couple of ladies from Baltimore, Maryland this morning who had driven down. They'd been customers for years but wanted to come and actually see what we do. I got a chance to see Becky's idea and teaching garden. This past weekend or the weekend before the Chamber of Commerce put on a wine festival in Becky's teaching garden. I think there were 10 wineries and a couple of breweries and a number of food trucks and a lot of craft vendors in the garden. We had a wonderful band playing on the bandstand in the garden. This is an active time of the year. For blooms it's interesting because it's beginning to be autumn -like, cooler nights. That's when the dahlias really like to grow. We do both spring flowering bulbs and summer flowering bulbs in two different seasons. The spring flowering bulbs are now shipping but the summer flowering bulbs will be shipped out in March, April and May. All those summer bulbs are in bloom right now. The Zephyranthes, little rain lilies that every time we get a thunderstorm, the ozone from the thunderstorm triggers them to bloom again. They're wonderful little bulbs that the flowers are about the size of a crocus. The Zephyranthes candida, candida meaning white, they are wonderful because they're in the amaryllis plant family. All amaryllis plant family members like daffodils have alkaloids in them that make them critter -proof because there are some people who deal with, oh dear, the darn deer. Anyhow, and other critters, squirrels, rabbits, voles, not moles. It's nice to have bulbs that are critter -proof but this time of the year you're seeing those summer flowering bulbs doing their thing at the end of their season. It's a busy time here. I enjoy it when I get a call from the bulb shop saying, oh, somebody's here to see you. Can you come up and visit? I do. I walk them around the garden. I do garden tours. I had a master gardener group here yesterday. There were 50 master gardeners from local master gardener group. I'd get a lecture, my bulbs as companion plant lecture, which helps people to visualize how to weave bulbs into the fabric of their gardens. With annuals and perennials and ground covers and trees and shrubs, it teaches them which bulbs are somewhat shade tolerant because, of course, all plants' leaves are solar collectors which gather sunlight and carbon dioxide and bring up nutrients from the soil and create starches and sugars which then go back to the bulb, the battery. People understand solar collectors and batteries, but some bulbs are tolerant of being in the shade. Either they have bigger leaves or they grow before the leaves come on the trees and which bulbs are critter resistant or critter proof. Help people to understand how they can have bulbs like in Atlanta, you can have bulbs in all four seasons. There's one bulb that'll bloom every month of the year. Not one bulb, but there are bulbs that will bloom successively throughout the year. We help them to visualize how to create sequential companion gardens with bulbs. We can get all that from the garden where you've got examples? That's right. This is Becky's garden here. It's easier. We're pretty opposite. We have different ideas and it's okay. She gets to garden her way. I married a schoolteacher, musician, very organized thinker. So she has this teaching garden with 20 different themed idea garden rooms, hopefully to give people the scope of, oh, I like that. I think I could do that. It's in the size of a home garden, not like a big botanical garden, like Atlanta Botanic Garden, one of our largest customers. That's humongous big garden and awesome. They do a great job with their bulbs. We're hoping to have more home scale gardens. Then we try all the bulb we sell also. When we get our bulbs, what should we do with them? Do we go ahead and plant them as soon as we get them off the UPS truck? How do we know when's the right time to plant them? We try to schedule our orders because we ship to all 50 states. We try to schedule our orders at the best planting time for each zone in the country. The USDA has hardiness zones. Those with the smaller numbers get shipped to first because the bulbs want to make their roots. In soil that's basically around 50 to 60 degrees, they root very quickly. Once they make their roots, they're not subject to freezing. It's like they get antifreeze. The cell walls have become elastic. We try to get them up to those northern customers first so they can get them in the ground when the soil cools off. A good gauge for when the soil is cool enough is about the time you get your first frost. I think they're getting their first frosts in Maine now on very cool nights. The soil has cooled off. Then we will work our way south and we'll get to Atlanta probably sometime in November. We get to southern Georgia probably not until almost the first of December. So planting time is when your soil cools down enough for the bulbs to root and we'll try to ship them to you at that time. If you get your bulbs not quite ready to plant yet, bulbs breathe just like the root vegetables in a grocery store.
A highlight from How Bitcoin Could EXPLODE To $74,347 In 84 DAYS! (MATHS Explained)
"Today is a very serious show. First of all, I want to go through the maths and I want to show you the maths of how Bitcoin goes from where we are today to $74 ,347 in about 84 days, not 85 days, 84 days. I want to show you the maths behind it because I think it's actually quite fascinating and it's actually very, very, very realistic. Probably the most compelling case that I've seen for a price prediction in a hell of a long time. Then I want to talk about this. I want to talk about Joe Biden arriving in Israel earlier today. We saw images of Joe Biden arriving in Israel. So I want to show you why I believe that this may be the beginning of World War III. I think we may be in a perfect, perfect, perfect storm for the beginning of World War III and ultimately for probably the demise or the decline of the United States as a superpower. We're going to talk about that today on the show. So as you can see, a very serious show. Then I'm going to show you some good news, some bad news and some fake news for XRP. We're going to talk about that. I want to talk to you about the Phantom hack. I want to talk to you about a couple of other old coins and then at the very, very, very end of the show, if we get to our target of 1100 likes, I'm going to be giving away free tokens in an amazing launch that actually happens tomorrow. So serious show, fun show, lots to do, lots to get through. Let's go, guys. I see a lot of you here are saying present. You're present on the new channel. Congratulations. Welcome, welcome, welcome. Let me know that you are present. If you are here, smash the like button because and if you haven't already subscribed, join the let's see how many subscribers we have today. Eighty three thousand one hundred and forty subscribers that have already subscribed. Remember, we're not live anymore on the old channel. I know there are a couple of people who just don't get that. In fact, let me be more specific. There are one hundred and seventy three people waiting in the old channel, even though we put up an amazing thumbnail to say we don't broadcast here. We're live on the new crypto advantage channel link in the description. So if you are here, welcome. And if you haven't yet subscribed to this, to the new channel, subscribe to the new channel, because this is where all the content is going to be moving to over a period of time. And there's a lot of content today is actually, I think one of the shows that I've been most excited to do for a long, long, long time. I'll tell you why I'm so excited to show because I don't believe in price predictions. I think people who make price predictions, you're sure to to to to to get them wrong. I like price predictions when they filled with maths. And I'm going to show you the maths behind how Bitcoin actually does go to seventy four thousand three hundred and forty seven dollars in the next eighty four days. I'm going to show you the maths behind it. I also want to talk about where we are in the market cycle, because there seems to be like a battle now between the halving and the ETF. And we're going to talk about the battle of the halving versus the ETF, because regardless of why, where you think we are in the market cycle right now, there is a battle. The battle is a very strong battle. The halving cycle says that the price of Bitcoin is going to go down. The ETF cycle says the price of Bitcoin is going to go up. And we need to understand which side of the fence do you sit on and and whether or not you agree with any of the market cycles. And then, as I said, at the very end of the show, I want to give away only forget over one thousand one hundred likes. I'm going to give away two hundred and fifty dollars tokens to to a new launch, which I think is going to do like a 10 or 20 or maybe even 30 X tomorrow. And you're going to win them today and you're going to get your tokens today. Basically, you're going to get your tokens today. So let's go. We've got a big show. Excited to be up. Let's quickly look at the bubbles just to see where we're at.
A highlight from Ep394: The Best Way To Niche Down Your Podcast
"If you're trying to talk to everybody, you're really talking to nobody. If only two thirds of your episodes is valuable to somebody, if only a third of them are, twenty five percent of your podcast episodes are truly for all of the people listening, then you lose listeners. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Hey, Podcaster. I recently got home from sponsoring an event that was put on for four days just for podcasters, and I met a couple of people. I met one guy who had a sports podcast and I met another guy who had a sports podcast. One of them thought that they were niching and the other was actually niching. Let's dive in. The gentleman who just simply thought that he was niching, he had a sports podcast and he's like, well, that's niching, it's about sports. And I talked to him and I was like, OK, which sports, which teams are you covering? He said, well, I'm covering basketball, I'm covering football and I'm covering baseball. And I go, why those three sports? And he said it's because he played basketball, football and baseball. And he follows all three of them religiously and really understands the dynamic between the players. And then I asked him, so can you explain what you mean by that? You're niching. He said, well, here's the thing. I've got a totally different way of doing it than anybody else in my industry. Anyone else who has sports, they might talk about the head player, the Michael Jordan, the Kobe Bryant, you name it, the person who is the most well -known on the team. And they will talk about how that person is, how that person was feeling during the game, what injuries that person has and what it means for the team. And he's a little bit different. He's niching, he says, because he has a different approach. He comes with the approach of that. I look at the game holistically. I look at all the players. I know everything about all the players. I know where they came from. I know what they're good at and what they're bad at. And when I talk about the teams in football and baseball and basketball, when I talk about those teams, I do it a lot differently because I look at it as a holistic thing. Instead of just player by player, I look at it. How does the team collectively work? How does this person pass the ball to that person? And how does that person shoot the ball, et cetera? Depending, of course, nobody shoots the ball and football. I get it or baseball, but you know what I mean. He's got all three of these and he feels like it's niche. Why? Because, A, he's only got three of the sports. And, B, he feels like it's niche because he's different. He does it differently. But here's the biggest reason why it's not niched is because he hasn't been doing a good enough job. No offense to him. I'm not trying to make him mad or upset if he listens to this episode. That's not the goal. I just want to say that he doesn't do a good enough job at explaining that he's drawing his line in the sand. You might have heard me talk a little bit about that cave person named, you had to bang your chest when you say because that's how I guess cave people did it and so figures out fire and then he wants to do the fire. And then he draws his line in the sand because the chief says, hell, no, we're not doing fire. That could hurt us. It could burn us. We're not doing that. And so says, I'm not good with the status quo. I'm not good with what other the current chief wants to do. And so he draws a line in the sand and he says on that side of the line, these are the things that happens. Who wants to follow me? So he specifically points out that he is different. He purposefully points out that he is different. But the guy that I met at this podcast event, he doesn't do a good enough job, even drawing a line in the sand. So he might do it differently, but he doesn't even say that he does it differently. Second, the next point is he's got three whole sports that he's doing. He's got three different sports. And I'm sorry, very few people follow all three of those sports. So it's not niched at all. It's not niched at all. So the person who cares about maybe let's just pretend that they really like football and basketball, they couldn't give a darn about baseball. And so thirty three percent of the episodes that this guy is putting out, the person who loves football and loves basketball says, you know what, this podcast isn't actually for me. So what is the mistake that he's making? Think about it for a second. And I want this to sit in your head for a long, long time. If you're trying to talk to everybody, you're really talking to nobody, if only two thirds of your episodes is valuable to somebody or one third of your episodes is valuable to the person that you want to support and help, if only a third of them or only two thirds of your episodes or twenty five percent of your podcast episodes are truly for all of the people listening, then you lose listeners. And so I look at the statistics of this guy's social media and I look at the statistics of his podcast for the podcast. He is well below the 50 percentile, which means almost nobody's listening to him. He has way, way, way less than one hundred downloads per episode. And on his Instagram, he only has like one person that might like or comment. I scrolled and scrolled and scrolled. And one of his things had twenty. One of them had twenty. A couple had ten, but many of them had one, two or three people liking or commenting. So this is because he's making a huge, horrible mistake by not understanding what it really means to niche. Yeah, I've got a podcast and it's only for sports fans and it's only for, I guess, people that like all three of these. And it's only if they want it to be different from other sports casts that share all three of these, but share it in a different way. But I'm not even going to tell them that it's different. So now let's go and look at the other guy. The other guy is a Buffalo Bills podcast. It's football, only football, but it's only one freaking team, one team. So instead of doing three different sports and all of the teams and all of the players and getting nobody listening to you, the other guy does one sport and only one team underneath that sport. And I looked and they actually have millions of downloads through their other mediums that they are on. Millions, millions, millions. Very interesting to think of. One guy wants it to be broad and open and he wants to serve everyone. The other guy only wants to serve just the teeniest, tiniest amount of people. But why does the second guy get such massively better results when he's not even talking about all of football? He's only talking about one team, one team. It's because if you're talking to everybody, if you're trying to talk to all of the people, none of them really are listening. You're not getting heard. So when you go and think about your own podcast, where is it now, if you've got one, what are you doing to niche? Are you trying to talk to everybody or are you trying to talk to one very finite individual, one avatar? I want you to leave this podcast episode today thinking about if you're niching enough and thinking about, do I have a friend? Think to this. Think right now. Do I have a friend who's got a podcast, but they're not actually niched and they barely have anyone following them? They're trying to talk to everybody. And that's why they're really talking to nobody. Share this episode with them. If it's you, awesome. Fix it. If it's your friend, awesome. Push, copy, paste and send to your friend so that they can learn what niching truly is, what niching really means, and so that they can understand that the smaller you go, the more listeners you have. I'm sure the one guy who talks about three different sports and all of the teams within that sports, I'm sure he talks a little bit about the Buffalo Bills, I'm sure he does. But when we talk about that other guy who only talks about the Buffalo Bills, you would think he's not helping the people that are like in baseball. He's not helping those people that like basketball. He's not helping all those other sports. No one's going to listen. But he actually has millions of downloads compared to one download or millions of downloads. Which one do you choose? I'll see you on the next episode. 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And you can download the PDF for free or right there on the Web page is everything that you would have. And you don't need to download the PDF either way. Just go to grow your show dot com forward slash PDF, which will put you to the podcasting equipment that me and my team have personally vetted. I'll see you on the next episode.
A highlight from Roger Smith's Journey From The Bahamas to Pro Tennis: Beating the World #1 and Teaching The Next Generations
"Welcome to the official tennis dot com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader, Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis dot com podcast. I'm your host, Kamau Murray, and we are here with the man, the myth, the legend. A graduate of The Ohio State University, former ATP pro, a coach to many, a mentor to many, father of great tennis player, former USTA coach, worked for Federation, from the Bahamas, former Davis Cup player. If you name it in Tennessee, he's done it all, knows everyone. Everyone has great stories about him, and we're going to hear some of his great stories today. We are here with Mr. Roger Smith. Roger, welcome to the show. Thanks for having me, Kamau. I really appreciate this opportunity to speak here, man. So I'm glad I got you on the show because, you know, when we think about Bahamian tennis, the first person out of everybody's mouth is Mark Knowles. And then I got to correct him and be like, hey, what about Roger? What about the brother Roger? So, you know, you grew up playing tennis from in a small island, but, I mean, that island's had a lot of success reaching the same world group as the US back in the day. Tell me about how you got in the tennis from that small island and how you were able to sort of progress to come into play at the top level NCAA, you know, top college in the States from the Bahamas. Well, if you have all day, I can tell you that story. I'll do bits and pieces as we go. Yeah, I'm from a small island, obviously Grand Bahama in the Bahamas, but I'm actually from a very small settlement called West End. The population was probably three thousand. And in that settlement, you know, obviously, tourism is the main industry. And we had one resort down there called the Jack Tower Hotel. And remember, I'm old now, you know, I came from the days where, you know, the bosses and the powers to be were obviously, you know, we were a British colony. So obviously the white British guys were in charge. And coming from an island where there was mostly, you know, black people, we could only go so far, you know, working at that resort. You know, we could be maitre d's, you could be pool attendants. Most of us couldn't even show our face at the front desk, per se. So growing up in that environment, I kind of knew from a young age, I'm saying six years old that, hey, there's something bigger and better for me out there. You know, because all my friends growing up, all they wanted to do is be bus boys and maitre d's where they can get $40 tips and so forth. And I was like, nah, man, there's got to be something bigger than that. And so I despised that. I remember back in the day where the bosses, white guys would, you know, word would go around that they were coming into the village, per se, to eat and dine and drink a few. And everybody in the village would pretty much cook their best food. You had to dress up in your Sunday best. And if there were like three, 30 restaurants, per se, maybe they would go to visit two or three, right, during the course of the evening. And everyone would be so disappointed. All the restaurant owners or the bars would be so disappointed. I mean, the look on their face, man, was just terrible, you know, in disappointment. And I just despised that, man. And that motivated me. I found my purpose at a young age. I was not going to get caught up in that stuff. I knew there was something bigger and better out there for me. I didn't know what it was at the time. I was six years old. But, you know, I took a bold step to just strive for something better. And even if I so -called failed to end people's eyes, it didn't matter. My purpose was so deep that it just didn't matter, man. I was going for it. I didn't know it was tennis. But we eventually moved to Freeport, where my mother, we moved to this condominium, and they had tennis courts and they had a tennis wall. And it was so bad. Come on, man. None of the kids would play with me, man. And mostly white kids, you know, expats. One of them would play with me. And there happened to be one kid I went to school with that taught me how to score, taught me the rules of the game. And, man, I just became a fanatic. I fell in love with the sport. And I played a lot of other sports, you know, basketball, baseball, you name it, track and field. But I just fell in love with tennis, man. And I just played on this wall all day, all night. I wouldn't even get in trouble with my mom, man. I'd come in after dark and I'd lose a million balls. I'd be climbing fence to find balls, man. But I got good. And three months later, I played my first tournament. And back in the day, junior tournament was just 18 and under. No age group. No age group. Right. Yeah. And I got to the quarterfinals, you know, just on fight. My strokes were terrible. I could run. I hate to lose. Like I said, I had a purpose, man. Now, were you self -taught at that point? Did you receive any form or training? Or was it just you and the wall? Just me and the wall. Self -taught. And everybody that would hit with me, man, I wanted to go all day. They would hit for 10 minutes and quit. I was just getting so pissed, man. I wanted to just hit all day. I'd line them up, man, hit with three people. And after like an hour, they quit. I had no one else to hit with, man. So I would just go on the wall. Right. And I, you know, I just learned. I just didn't want to miss. I just got consistent. And I got to the quarterfinals, like I said, beat a couple of good guys. And then I lost in the quarters to this kid who was 18. And he had a beard, man. Big and strong. Good strokes. Lost six points a third in a three and a half hour match. And then all the kids wanted to play with me. And then some men saw me play and they invited me to their club. And they were like, look, it was hotel, really, not the club. And come play with the men. So I started to play with the men and they would beat my butt, man. I'd be crying because I want to win so bad. They would tease me. But I forgot the kids, man. You know, I didn't play with them. I just learned how to compete, you know, just learn how to compete through everything. And a year later, man, I played my first 12 and under national tournament, which was in Nassau now, where Mark Knowles is from. And I won the 12 and unders. And that was like within six to eight months after I first started playing tennis. So that's how I got started, man. That's how I got started. But I was like a court rat, man. Anyone would tell you, man, if you want to define Roger Smith, he was at the court at this one hotel called the Princess Tower. And going further, you know, the Princess Tower was where they had the superstars. I don't know if you remember the superstars back. That might be before your time. That's before my time. Yeah, but you heard of it, right? That's when they had all the superstars of every sport come in and compete against each other in different sports. To see who was the best. And this guy saw me play, and he loved the way I played, man. He saw me hitting other courts and he said, hey, who's your coach? And I said, man, I don't really have a coach. And he said, I'm going to come back in two weeks, man. I'm going to get you some coaching. And I go, okay, man, you're going to come back in two weeks. I'll be ready. So an hour later he came back and he shook my hand. And he says, look, man, you ready to go? I mean, I mean, this is how serious I am. And he gave me a hundred dollar bill. And a hundred dollars back then is a lot of money. And it was a big guy, man. You know, and he just had this certain look about it, man. And a strong male figure, you know, but I didn't know who he was. Gave me a hundred dollars. Show enough, Kamal. Two weeks later, he came back and he said, you're going to be ready to go on Sunday. This is like Thursday. And I'm like, damn, he's serious. I'm like, yeah, I'm going to be ready to go. And he says, but I got to meet your parents. So I go, I get you. You're not going to meet my dad. Because remember, my dad passed away when I was 11 months old. So I never really knew my dad. So it was all my mom, you know. And so I told her, look, we got to go to dinner to meet this guy. He's going to take me to Florida to get this coaching. She's like, man, get the hell out of here, man. You crazy. I was like, no, man, no. And she's like, I ain't going. I was like, no, you're not going to kill my dream. You got to go. So she came. We went, we met him at the hotel. She saw him. I said, there's the guy right there. She says, do you know who that is? And I go, no, I don't know who that is. She said, that's Jimmy the Greek. And I'm like, Jimmy the Greek? I don't know who that is. And she said, man, that's Jimmy the Greek. So anyway, we went. You know, Jimmy the Greek, man. You know, he was the big Vegas odds man there with sports and stuff. You know, he did Monday Night Football. He was huge. And so anyway, long story short, she gave me $200 to go with him on Sunday. We get to the ticket counter and I said, hey, Mr. Snyder, because his name is Jimmy the Greek Snyder. Here's my $200 for the ticket. He said, man, keep that money in your pocket, man. So we get on the flight, man. We go to Miami and we get there and we're met by like a group of like seven, eight people. And you could tell they were someone, you know, and a limousine. And we go to the limousine and I'm really nervous because I'm like, our bags, man. I need our bags. And he's like, oh, don't worry about the bags. I'm like, no, no, no, you don't understand. That's all the clothes I got. I need my bags. So we get to his condominium and we went to this place called the California Country Club, which is where I was going to train with Gardner Malloy. But he had a condo there and it was owned by Cesar's Palace. And so we go up to his condo. We get in there and our bags are there. I'm like, damn, is this magic? What the hell? How did we get our bags blown away? But it was my first formal experience of life of the rich and famous. You know what I'm saying? Damn, these guys got magic, man. I mean, we ain't got it like that. I don't have it like that in the Bahamas, you know what I mean? So I got my first coaching experience from Gardner Malloy, the great Gardner Malloy. You know, obviously, and he was great. He was stubborn. He was mean, but he meant well. And I was not going to blow my chances at this chance to play tennis. Yes, I was going to ask you that because, you know, a lot of like we always talk about people from Barbados, from the US version of the island, from the Bahamas, finding their way to Florida at some point. Right. Yes. So comments on the island. And at some point, somebody makes a phone call, sees him at a tournament, sees him at ITF. And before you know it, they are one of the academies in Florida. So is that when at 11 years old, is that when you made your move to Florida? It was at 12. I had my first experience with coaching with Gardner Malloy. Yes. And I would. And the very next year at 13, I went for the summer and then I actually went to a military high school in Florida. I played state championships, got to the semifinals in Florida and everything. I was highly recruited in Florida. Florida State, Florida, Stetson, you name it, UCF. Didn't really want to stay in Florida because I don't really like Florida, believe it or not. Southeastern Oklahoma State University. So there were a lot. I got accepted at USC, but not a scholarship, obviously, because remember, if you're from the islands, you can't play the national tournaments. You have to be an American. So if it wasn't by word of mouth, you weren't getting in. And that's exactly how I got to the Ohio State University. Just by word of mouth, man. And they flew me up, man, for a visit. The minute I hit ground, that was it. Decision made. Now, that's interesting you say that because a lot of people don't really understand that. That if you are from one of the smaller islands, you aren't playing Kalamazoo, San Diego, none of the USTA, Midwest, all that kind of stuff. Florida sectionals. And so it is about word of mouth and relationships and just international relationships between college coaches and coaches overseas and in Mexico or the Bahamas to actually find players. You know, it ain't just, let me go play Kalamazoo, somebody's going to see me. By the time they get to Kalamazoo, they already got somebody from Europe that they saw, you know what I mean? Or the Bahamas. Right. And then back then, remember, the ITF junior tournaments were done different because it was done by invitation. Well, certain countries had certain allotment, right? Like the United States would get like 10 players in the slams, in the junior slam. Islands like the Bahamas got like one player invited. And of course, I never got invited. For whatever reason, we're not going to get into that. Players before me got invited. My turn, nothing. Players after me got invited. And I was always one or two in my country. But anyway. So you go to the Ohio State University. Did you do your recruiting visit when it was snowing or when it wasn't snowing? You know, we know we see guys in the Midwest trying to fight to go to Florida, UCLA, Texas, TCU, and you went from Miami to Columbus, Ohio. I went luckily in March. It was turning a little, you know. And you know, it was cool, man, because they had block parties and everything, man. And I mean, I was in awe because 64 ,000 students, man, you know, that's the population of my whole island. And I was like, I'm going to go to university with 64 ,000 people. Dang, that was amazing. And I always wanted to go to a big school. So, but never thought of Ohio State. All my friends that played football obviously wanted to go to Ohio State. So they were jealous when I went up there and came back and told them how great it was. Now, how good was the school back then? Were y 'all continuing for a championship? Were y 'all, you know, top 25? What was the story? No, man, we weren't even, we weren't even top, we weren't even top, I don't know, we were top 80, man. You know, we had a good three, four players and we fell off at five and six. And then we had maybe one or two good doubles team. And then we had some injuries on our team that hurt us also. So you can't win with four players. You know what I mean? You need a six players, but the team was great. And I got what I wanted. You had Ernie Fernandez, who was a graduate, would come back and practice and train with me. I had pros that would come in and I was able to hit with them. So to keep myself going. Now, one of my best coaches and persons instrumental in my development, Ron McDaniel, was there at Ohio State with you. So, you know, he always tells us these stories about how great he was. How good was Ron? You know, and by the time he started coaching me, you know, he had the braces on his knee. He had surgery. You know what I mean? So he'd stay in the corner and bang with me cross court. You know what I mean? Yeah. Ronnie was good, man. Ronnie was good. Serving volley. He had a great serve. He had good hands. Ronnie was good. In fact, Ronnie beat me in our challenge matches. It was the only match like I lost in challenge matches. It was Ronnie that won that. We became real tight, real good friends. That was my boy in college, no doubt about it. You know, we still talk tonight. No, he was good. He was good. He did get injured. Unfortunately, we were playing Harvard one time when an overhead came down. And we needed him, man. If we had him, we could beat top 50. One player. But it was unfortunate, man. I felt bad for him. Reboot your credit card with Apple Card. It gives you unlimited daily cash back that can earn 4 .15 % annual percentage yield when you open a savings account. A high yield, low effort way to grow your money with no fees. Apply for Apple Card now in the Wallet app on iPhone to start earning and growing your daily cash with savings today. Apple Card subject to credit approval. Savings is available to Apple Card owners. Subject to eligibility. Savings accounts by Goldman Sachs Bank USA. Member FDIC. Terms apply. So you go from Ohio State who wasn't top 25 in the country at that time. Now they're just a perennial powerhouse, right? And then you take that and you get top 100 in the world and make it on the Pro Tour. Yes. And we've seen players win NCAA's and never become top 100. Right. So what made you believe you could make the transition? What was the switch that happened as you go to what then, obviously Ohio State's a big school but a small tennis program at the time, right? To really make that transition. Well, we had a good schedule, number one, which was good. And remember, I found my purpose early. So you know what, when you find your purpose, and I teach this all the time Kamal, nothing's going to stop you. It doesn't matter where you go to school. It doesn't matter if you really want it, you're going to find a way. And my purpose was so deep. I don't care where I went. I was going to find a way to do it. Obviously, I wasn't worried about my tennis. I kept developing and stuff. And I was top 20 in college, despite being at Ohio State and not a powerhouse, I was top 20.
Colorado State Rep. Tim Hernandez Refuses to Condemn Hamas
"Is here right now. Right now. I want you to listen to Colorado State Rep. Tim Hernandez. Simple question. This just isn't at the federal government, folks. This is everywhere. This cancer. The savage virus. Tim Hernandez asked a simple question. Can you condemn Hamas and the terrorists? I want you to listen. I want you to listen especially at the end where he says, ah, who's going to hear this, like three people? Eh, our audience is a little bigger than that. Jim, four or five maybe, you think? What do you think? Maybe ten? Jim says it's maybe ten and listening, I'm sure. Yeah, Jim's, yeah, he's using both hands. He's like, I'm just guessing. He's doing this thing with counting digits. He's like, one, two, three. Here's Colorado State Rep. Tim Hernandez. Check this out. And I think it's despicable what they're protesting for and what you're protesting for and the fact that you can't condemn women and children and people going over the streets. Do you condemn it? I already said. Why can't you say yes? Because I already gave you my answer. You didn't give an answer. I think anybody who watches would understand what you're actually doing. Yeah, Tim, I think it's more than three. What did Talkers Magazine say, Jim? We talked to eight -and -a -half million or so a week. It's a lot. A couple more than three. They're off by a factor of a couple million or so. Sorry, Tim. Yeah, Yeah, yeah, it's true. Jim says he's doing Brian Williams math. Yeah. That's Colorado rep Tim Hernandez,
A highlight from SBF Trial, Day 3: Why a True Believer in FTX Flipped Once He Learned One Fact
"Hi everyone, Laura here with your Unchained Recap of Day 3 of the criminal trial for Sam Bankman -Fried. Three people testified during the Sam Bankman -Fried trial Thursday, with one declaring that FTX quote, "...defrotted all of its customers," and another stating that he had committed financial crimes. Former FTX software developer Adam Yedidia, Paradigm co -founder Matt Huang, and FTX co -founder Gary Wong took the witness stand, answering questions about their interactions with Bankman -Fried and his business dealings. Yedidia, who finished his two -day testimony on Thursday, shared with the court why he resigned from FTX. In December 2021, Yedidia became aware of a bug in FTX's codebase that overstated how much money Alameda Research owed FTX. When FTX customers deposited fiat money, namely the U .S. dollar, into the exchange, sometimes they would route it to a bank account controlled by Alameda Research at a bank called North Dimension. This was tracked internally in the FTX database with an account called fiat -at -ftx .com. At the time the bug was discovered, FTX's internal system mistakenly indicated that Alameda Research owed $500 million to FTX customers, but by the time it was fixed in June 2022, it revealed that Alameda owed $8 billion to FTX customers, a large and concerning number to Yedidia. At this point, Yedidia had a conversation with Bankman -Fried and the paddle tennis courts at Albany, the luxury community where they lived in the Bahamas. Yedidia asked the defendant if everything was okay, and Bankman -Fried responded, quote, "'We were bulletproof last year, we're not bulletproof this year.'" When Yedidia asked how long it might be before they're bulletproof again, the former FTX CEO replied that it might be six months to three years. In November 2022, as FTX was imploding and employees had already started leaving, Yedidia told Bankman -Fried via Signal, quote, "'I love you, Sam, I'm not going anywhere,'" to reassure him that he would also not quit. However, Yedidia's attitude changed when he received a phone call from a fellow FTX research had used FTX customer deposits to pay Alameda's loans to its lenders. During questioning by the prosecution, he revealed that in June, when he'd seen that Alameda owed $8 billion to FTX customers, he had assumed Alameda had the ability to repay that debt. But in November, after Leila's call, he said he realized, quote, "'If Alameda was repaying its loans with FTX customer money, that implied it didn't have money of its own to repay the loans with, which means the money was simply gone.'" The prosecutor later asked once more about how Yedidia believed in FTX previously and asked why his belief in the company changed. At that point, he exclaimed, "'Well, FTX defrauded all of its customers.'" That silenced the courtroom for several seconds. Next up was Matt Huang, co -founder of crypto investment firm Paradigm. He detailed how and why Paradigm invested into FTX starting in 2021. Huang said that Paradigm was impressed with FTX's liquidation engine and its growth in market share. He also expressed how Paradigm's investment decision would have been severely impacted if he had known FTX could transfer customer deposits out of the exchange wallets and use them for its own purposes. During his testimony, prosecutors showed email correspondence between Bankman -Fried and Paradigm employee Arjun Balaji, in which the VC firm expressed concern about the lack of traditional corporate governance structures at FTX. Balaji wrote, "'As we understand, FTX is effectively owned and controlled by SAM, lacking more traditional corporate governance model, rights, etc. One example of where this can negatively manifest with crypto companies is through unintended value leverage, e .g. via FTT, Alameda, or some other mechanism.' At another point in his testimony, Huang said, "'It was generally understood that customer deposits are sort of sacred, that when customers deposit into the exchange, they expect the ability to get them back out.' According to Huang, Paradigm had invested roughly $278 million into FTX since 2021, and that investment has since been marked to zero. Gary Wang, the co -founder of Alameda Research and FTX, began his testimony by declaring that he had committed financial crimes—specifically wire fraud, securities fraud, and commodities fraud—during his time at FTX. Wang, who was also FTX's chief technology officer, had said Bankman -Fried had directed him to place code inside FTX's software that gave special privileges to Alameda. As a result, Alameda could withdraw and transfer out an unlimited amount of customer deposits from FTX, even with a negative balance on the exchange, as well as place trade orders faster than other customers, giving Alameda a strategic advantage. Additionally, Wang stated that Alameda had a credit line of $65 billion—substantially bigger than large market makers—on the exchange that only had single - to double -digit million -dollar credit lines. During his testimony, the prosecution also explained how the name Alameda Research was chosen for the proprietary trading firm. They played a clip from a Blockworks podcast interview with Bankman -Fried in which he said, quote, We knew banks were going to shut us down if we named our company Shitcoin Day Traders Inc., but no one doesn't like research. Wang will continue his testimony tomorrow, Friday, after which Zach Prince, CEO of BlockFi, will take the witness stand. Tune back in tomorrow with another update from Unchained on Friday's testimony.
A highlight from Night of the Grizzlies
"Get ready to dive into the future with Technically Speaking, an Intel podcast, the groundbreaking podcast from iHeartMedia's Ruby Studios in partnership with Intel. Each episode unveils the incredible ways AI technology is transforming our world for the better. Join host Graham Klass as he speaks with the experts behind the technological advancements that are powering a brighter and more accessible future for everyone. Listen to Technically Speaking, an Intel podcast, on the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Following in your parents' footsteps is never easy, especially when mom or dad happen to be superstar athletes. What kind of lessons do Hall of Famers like, oh I don't know, NBA legend Tim Hardaway and NFL icon Kurt Warner impart on their kids as they chase professional sports stardom? How do they teach them the importance of prioritizing health and how to overcome adversity? Well, you can join Heart of the Game as they explore these questions and more with some of the greatest families in sports. Listen to Heart of the Game on the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Hey everyone, we want to let you know and remind you that our first ever Stuff You Should Know episode on vinyl, a podcast LP, is out and available for purchase. Yeah, and the episode is vinyl. Our episode on vinyl is now available on vinyl, if you can wrap your heads around that. That's right, and they're beautiful, they look amazing. We partnered with Born Losers Records and they were great to work with and it's just a real feather in our cap to be able to hold some Stuff You Should Know physical media finally. Yeah, and they make a great holiday gift for the Stuff You Should Know fan in your life, a great Halloween gift, a great Canadian Thanksgiving gift, a great regular Thanksgiving gift. They're appropriate for all those jams. So just go to syskvinyl .com and order yours now. They ship out on October 20th. Welcome to Stuff You Should Know, a production of iHeartRadio. Hey everybody, and welcome to the podcast. I'm Josh Clark and there's Charles W. Chuck Bryant. Jerry's here too, and this is Stuff You Should Know. Let's go. Oh, you like that one? I did. I'd also like this title that Livia gave this one. Yes. It's very fun. Can I read it? Sure. The night that transformed bare human relations. It's pretty straightforward and says everything you need to say. Yeah, it's actually sadly very accurate. Yeah, and yet, despite it being that straightforward, there's a pretty interesting story hidden amid those letters. Sounds like a crossword clue. It does. I feel like we should tell that story now, or else really what are we doing here, Chuck? Alright, well I think this is one of those, unfortunately, we can't just sort of play out as a teaser to reveal what happens. I think we kind of need to say what actually happened and then tell that story, yeah? Alright. Did you want to tease this thing out? No. Okay. I'm just being difficult. Because what we're talking about is a very sad night, August of 1967, when two young women, two 19 -year -old women were killed by two, and here's the kicker, two different bears in two different places in the same national park. If it was one bear that just went crazy or something and they were all camping together, that would be obviously tragic, but not like, hey, we need to really look at what's going on here, and that's what happened because it was two bears in two places. Yeah, and the reason why it was such a kicker is because in the 57 years leading up to that, that Glacier National Park was a national park, only three other people had ever been killed by grizzly bears, and then all of a sudden it went from three people in 57 years to two women in two separate incidents in one night. That is crazy, and it really did kick off this national conversation about should grizzly bears stay alive as a species because we like living in national parks. Do we have the right to do that kind of thing? It's a pretty interesting story. It's got a lot of facets to it, and I feel like we should talk a little bit about grizzly bears first because I didn't realize that they were just a subspecies of brown bear, although that makes a lot of sense. Yeah, grizzlies are brown bears. They are generally darker than brown bears in coloring. They're generally smaller. They can be a couple hundred pounds up to about 600, and it's interesting here because I think it depends on where you live and who you ask. Usually bears brown are called brown bears when they're more coastal, like the ones you see grabbing that salmon out of the river you would call a brown bear. I thought that was a grizzly. Whereas if you live inland and you're a bear, a brown bear, you're called a grizzly, but then I also saw people talking about coastal grizzlies, so it may be one of those names that's just sort of been tacked onto a lot of brown bears. Yeah. I think it's just, you know, it's confusing. Yeah, but they're brown bears. Yeah, they're brown bears, which makes them, you know, and they're a relatively small brown bear. There's a type of brown bear called a Kodiak that gets up to 10 feet tall when it's standing on its hind legs. No, thank you. Grizzlies are not nearly that big, but they're still big enough. I mean, the males can get up to about 600 pounds, and there used to be a lot more of them than there are today. The early 19th century, I think around the time of Lewis and Clark, there was an estimated 50 ,000 to 100 ,000 grizzly bears. They went all the way from Canada down to Mexico. They were in every what's now states along the West, all the way over to the Great Plains. There was a ton of them. And then as we started to move out there, we meaning white American settlers and colonists, part of what that whole westward expansion included was not just wiping out Native Americans, it was also wiping out large carnivores too. Yeah, like when they talk about taming the West, that's what they mean. It's like, let's go out there and kill things. And they did this for a few reasons. Sometimes it was because they had cattle that they wanted to take care of, or, you know, occasionally if they thought they were in harm's way, they might kill a bear. But a lot of it was just that sort of, I was about to say human nature, but really man's nature, at least some men, not me or you, to want to kill big, beautiful animals because they're big and beautiful and, you know, I guess could be considered dangerous. You got to keep an eye on those people because they can very quickly become real like most dangerous game types. Right. That's right. So by the time 1967 rolls around, when the two 19 -year -old women who died lost their lives, and I'll just go ahead and say their names are Julie Helgeson, man, and Michelle Koons, by the time they died in August of 1967, grizzly bears had been wiped out so thoroughly that they had a territory that was about 2 % of what it had once been. Mostly they were in national parks because those were protected areas, and there was something like under a thousand of them in the entire continental United States. Yeah, that's, 2 % is great when you're talking milk, it's not great when you're talking about animal populations. Did you write that one down? I didn't, it just came to me when I saw 2%. Good stuff, man. Very nice. Here's the weird thing though, is, and it seems rather counterintuitive, there were more, even though there were fewer bears, there were more human encounters with these bears for this very reason, and as we'll see, this is what, part of what led to this huge mess, and it's really hard to, if you're our age, and maybe obviously younger, you don't realize that national parks weren't always these places where they really were smart about everything they did, because at the time, they would do some crazy things in national parks. They would try and get bears around, they would leave food out. They would, there was one story here that Livia found where, and luckily a park ranger kind of stopped this in the act, but these parents brought a bear over with some food with a candy bar, and then tried to put their 18 month old on this bear's back to take a picture. Yeah, there's a story in that same article about a guy who was trying to lure a bear into his car to get a photo of it behind the wheel. Yeah. Just people interacting with, again, 600 pound grizzly bears, they can just take your head clean off if they want to, but that's the thing. They are really unpredictable, and for the most part, they're vegetarians, I think plants make up something like 90 % of their diets, and a lot of times, they're, I don't want to say docile, but the 18 month old baby survived, and so did the mom, and so did the dad. If that bear had acted any differently, they wouldn't have survived, so I saw that their personalities can best be summed up as unpredictable, but at the time, in the 60s, that is not the impression people had of bears. They were kind of considered a lot more gentle. There was a park ranger who was quoted by Jack Olson, who we'll meet in a little while, who said that on a scale of, a danger scale, where a butterfly is a zero and a rattlesnake is a 10, the grizzlies of Glacier Park would have to rate somewhere between zero and one. That is entirely wrong. He really should have said they rate between a zero and a 10, and you have no idea what it's going to be at any given moment if you encounter a bear. Yeah, and like a lot of large animals like this, when there is a, you know, their accident, so I'm going to call it an accidental killing, because bears weren't like, ooh, human, let me go eat them. Like you said, they're mostly vegetarian, and even when they ate stuff that was non -vegetarian, it wasn't like, oh, boy, let me go chow down on that person. It was, let me go chow down on that person's steak by the fire or the fish that they're cooking or something like that. And so when there is an accident, it's usually one of a couple of things. It's either the sort of familiar scenario of where you stumble upon a bear and scare them, or they may have their cubs around them, might be a mama with some cubs. Or it is that bear that's like, wait a minute, that's my food. You're eating that fish out of that river. I want it. So let's go. Yeah, apparently they defend their food like it's, like with the most jealous violence that they need to, like that is their food, even if it's your food. Yeah, exactly, because that bear thinks it's their food, because it's their territory. And the other thing that Libby was keen to point out, which is like, it sounds sort of funny at first, but it really is a thing that you need to pay attention to, is the Yogi Bear cartoon was a big thing. And Yogi and Boo Boo as these sort of friendly bears going after the picnic basket, that came about because that's what it was like. It wasn't like someone said, I got this crazy idea. Let's take these ferocious animals and make them Hanna -Barbera, and let's make them into a lovable cartoon character. It was like, no, that's when you went to these national parks. Like you said, people are luring bears around. They're like, ooh, take my picnic basket if I can take a picture, pick a picture, pick a picture, pick a picture. I'm just trying to make that into a funny picnic thing. Anyway, that's how things were. So that's why they made that cartoon. And that was just sort of what was going on. Like they literally at Glacier, at one, oh, I'm sorry, this is at Yellowstone, but they were doing similar things in Glacier. At Yellowstone, they put bleachers up around the open air dumps so people could show up and watch the bear show, which was bears wandering in to eat. Yeah. So a lot of people rightfully lay a lot of the blame for the deaths in 1967 at the feet of the administrators of national parks at the time because they were using the bears as entertainment. And at the very least, even if they weren't in some of the parks, they were not instructing the public on how to interact with bears and just how dangerous bears were. And that was a huge problem because like you said, people were treating them like they were just these docile, gentle animals that wouldn't do them any harm. And then the other factor that kind of gets overlooked is that this is right after the national highway system had really been developed and people were hitting the road. So these national parks were suddenly just swamped with tourists for the first time in their history. So people were, there were far fewer bears, but there were a lot more people all up in the bears' drills than there ever had been in human history. Yeah. And leading up to this specific incident, and we'll detail a little bit more of this after, I guess we'll take a break here in a couple of minutes. But at Glacier, there were sort of in the days leading up, there were a lot of alarming incidences where bears were becoming way more aggressive, or if you're watching a cartoon, way more friendly than they had been. There were fires that came through the park in the summer of 67, so that shrank their habitat some and kind of squeezed them into a smaller area. And there was one bear in particular that had been reported a few different times. I went back, I'm sure you did too, and read this great original Sports Illustrated article. Who was it that wrote that? Jack Olson. Yeah, Jack Olson is kind of the standard account of this horrific event. But this bear, it was an emaciated female who was underweight, had been reported a lot going up to people, being very brazen and, you know, not like typically when you see a bear, if you ever watch these outdoor shows, you start yelling at the bear, like get out of here or clank in a pot and the bear usually is going to leave. Bears are scared and they don't want to be around people. But this bear was not taking any orders and not doing any of the things that a bear would usually do. It would just come into a camp and start eating and not leave until they wanted to leave, this skinny lady bear. Right. So we have in the Western National Park System, a situation where bears have become acclimated to humans. They're totally fine with being really close to humans, kind of not scared of us. And then also they had become habituated on human food and garbage. And they now associated humans with food and they were no longer scared of humans. There were a huge population of bears in the Western parks with lots of humans coming to see them. All right. Well, let's that sounds like a very natural place to stop things and never come back. But we do. We have to tell this this bad story. So we'll be back right after this.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/28/23
"Stay tuned for a free health tip brought to you by Peloton. Whether you're doing a dance to your favorite artist in the office parking lot or being guided into warrior one in the break room before your shift. Whether you're running on your Peloton tread at your mom's house while she watches the baby or counting your breaths on the subway. Peloton is for all of us wherever we are whenever we need it. Download the free Peloton app today. Peloton app available through free tier or paid subscription starting at $12 .99 per month. Embrace the power of daily walks for improved health and well -being. Walking is a simple yet effective form of exercise that offers a wide range of health benefits. Whether you stroll through the park, walk around your neighborhood or take a brisk walk during your lunch break. There are a lot of health benefits to getting in your daily walks. Next time you may be craving that afternoon cup of coffee, try a Peloton walk outside to go grab your coffee. The Peloton app offers structured walking experiences regardless of your environment. So get out and enjoy that fresh air with the help of Peloton. Birthday 85 years old today. So a little stand by me. It was a joy. First of all, you did great. I was just saying the news channel product last night was fun and it was great to hook up from the house and just join you in the immediate aftermath. We've slept on it now. Do you feel any differently? I may resent it even more now than I did last night. What a colossal waste of time. Not for Donald Trump. The winner was Donald Trump. That's just it. I mean, and you said it earlier. He's he's a genius once again in his decision to stay away. And I've been thinking a lot about DeSantis's decision to go after Trump on this issue. I would think, you know, Governor DeSantis, if he has any chance at all, has to win over Trump supporters. Correct. How do you win over Trump supporters by trashing the guy who made the brilliant decision to stay away from that train wreck last night? And it was a train wreck. How many times in your career, Mark, have you decided to do something that you just wish like heck you could take back? I mean, I don't know. Maybe. Oh, I could. I could just start with Monday. You know, I mean, if you're Dana Perino, you're going to spend the rest of your career asking yourself, why did I think the survivor question was going to go over? Well, so stupid. So stupid. And that couldn't have been couldn't have been her. That's got to be some staffer, even some executive or some consultant who said, hey, let's lighten the mood or do something kind of fun. And sometimes I'm actually OK with the moment that sort of humanizes them. I mean, like in a one on one debate or maybe when there's just two or three people left or to say, look, you guys are up there to sort of knock each other around. Tell me one really good, praiseworthy thing about each other, you know, about you, about your opponent. And that's kind of neat. And it sort of cuts. But this was so unbelievably stupid. And and there were a lot of cringe moments. I mean, poor Mike Pence. I've slept with the school teacher for 38 years. And everybody kind of groaned. And Chris Christie, oh, you're not Donald Trump. You're Donald Duck. Somebody wrote that for him and he thought it would go well. Or maybe it was his. Once again, I don't know whose idea it was, but it was terrible. And let's go back to programing decisions. The Univision lady, are you serious? I want to be as careful as I've ever been for anything. Univision, God bless them. Great. Univision, whatever Hispanic news media. Great. And I bet she's great on it. I bet she's wonderful.
You Are BETTER Than You THINK!
"Some of the top answers for starting a business are this. Number one, freedom and flexibility. You know, do you have that? Do you have that in your business? If you and a lot of times we take that for granted, for sure. But if you have freedom and flexibility in your business, you are blessed, you're able to manage your time, you're able to manage a lot of times as you get going in business, and you've been going for a while, you're able to manage your income level much more than you could do if you work for someone else, you're able to business, you have the freedom by managing your finances well, to remain flexible. And in your outside the box thinking, so you are better than you think you are. We also, number two, we create something new. Why do you want to start your own business? I worked for other companies, I don't want to be like them. I learned what not to do. I want to create something new. If you've done that, and you've lasted a while, you are in the top 10 to 20 % of all small businesses. So congratulations, you are better than you think. This means you've businesses that are no longer around. They couldn't deal with failure. They couldn't deal with mistakes. They didn't know how to correct them. They didn't know how to, you know, keep chugging along and keep making things happen. You did. That's why you're still here. You've dealt with a lot of change. If you're in that 10 to 20%, you've dealt with a lot of change. You've either created change, you've adapted to change. Sometimes change is not our idea. Change is always great if it is our idea, right? But sometimes change is not our idea. I mean, things change in our industry that we have to adapt to and we have to make it work. In my world, if it's a refrigerant change or a code change, we have to adapt to those things and we have to just keep working through it. And if you can't do that, you're not going to be around long. We also have to create how to improve serving others better. And we started a business. Most of us have started a business from scratch. Either bought a business, took over a business, acquired a business. But many of you have started a business from scratch with nothing. It is now a viable business. It has a heartbeat. It provides many jobs and it serves many people. And a bit like small business, like no other, I mean, the small business today carries America. The majority of our income and finances come from small business. It's an extremely large amount. I don't have the number in front of me, but if I tell you it's something like 88 % small business carries America. So if you've done all those things and you're in that 10 to 20 % group in the United States, you are better than you think. And number three, people start a business for generational wealth. They want better for their family. They want better than from generation to generation. They want better. And I'll stop right there and tell you that I want my next generation to be better than me. I'm okay with that. I'm perfectly okay with that. What does better mean? We could break that down into many different ways. It doesn't necessarily mean having more money, but the byproduct rather of being better probably will create more wealth that that would be a goal. Okay. So if you're considering others over yourself, you will do well generating wealth for future generations. And if you realize there is more to life than material things, and you don't focus on keeping up with other companies, if your eyes aren't always on other companies, what they're doing, how can I do that? And all those types of things. Or if you're not trying to keep up with other people, keep up with the Joneses and have that kind of car and have that kind of house and have those kind of things and do this and do that. If you're not doing that, you'll have more time to focus on the important things. Now, I'm not saying growing your business is not important. It's extremely important. It's the only way you're going to create generational wealth.
A highlight from How To Turn Your STRESS Into SUCCESS!
"Welcome to Real Estate Coaching Radio, starring award -winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors, Tim and Julie Harris. This is the number one daily radio show for realtors looking for a no BS, authentic, real time coaching experience. What's really working in today's market, how to generate more leads, make more money, and have more time for what you love in your life. And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. Welcome back. Today we're going to be talking about how to turn your stress into success. Here's a simple fact. All of us, no matter how organized you are, no matter how drilled down your schedule was, no matter how perfect you think you got things going for you, you're going to experience stress. It's normal, but how you react to the stress that you're experiencing, that is something that you can actually control to a great extent, not 100%. So what we're going to do today is we're going to go through, it's going to be a two -part podcast. We're going to go through a system where you can essentially acknowledge your stress. I'm not going to say manage your stress or manage your time, because those things are often unmanageable, and the very prospect of trying to manage either actually causes you more stress. That's true. Which is ironic. But what we're going to do is take you through a process so that you can really turn what mostly is an unconscious reaction to something external into something that you will find that you can derive power from and focus. So get ready to take notes, and as always, all of our notes are available down below in the show description. If you're on iTunes or YouTube or, hey, we're now on, what's that new video platform called? I forget. Anyway. Something new. Something new where videos actually are also living. And all the other, Spotify, Amazon, everywhere. We're on Google Listen and everywhere. So yes, everywhere that the podcast is listened to, you can also find the notes for our show. We oftentimes will put all of the notes that we're using. Notes are all copywritten, of course, but at the end of the day, we want you to feel free to use these when training your own agents or maybe your small brokerage, whatever. This content is designed to help you first, and then hopefully you're going to help others with this information as well. And while there also, there's a lot of links in the show description below, and you can join the premier coaching program. There's information about our eXp Real Estate Group, which you might want to consider joining all kinds of good stuff. So just scroll down and it's all there waiting for you. So Julie, let's roll into your points. Yes. And it is true that one of the most common questions we get from podcast listeners and coaching clients when you guys text us or reach out, it sounds, you know, it comes in different flavors, but it usually sounds something like this. I feel out of control with my time. I'm spending a lot of time chasing after scarce listings from my buyers, negotiating multiple offers on my own listings, and then putting out fires on my pending deals. So how can I get back into control? You're wondering what's okay to stop doing, or you should be wondering what's okay to stop doing, and what must you never drop when you're feeling out of control. There's an old saying that goes like this. If you're not controlling your time, someone or something else always will. So we're going to give you a multiple step plan. It's a little bit of this is mindset, how to control your, how you're thinking about it, and some action steps. So here are things what to get rid of and what to keep. Well, I mean, just reading your description there gave me a little bit of stress, I have to say. Did you do that on purpose, Julie? No. You'll feel better by the end, I promise. I wanted to share with them something, because the thing that actually drove my stress up a little bit when you were talking about not enough listings, guys, in the next few days, we're doing a podcast that is, I think Julie is now, what, 30 different sources? Yes. I'm actually excited. And in a couple of days, we're going to do a one -part podcast, which is all of the different online sources, resources, other than your MLS, to find listings. And there's quite a variety. We're going to talk about farms, land, ranch, commercial, normal residential, vacation properties, foreclosure, everything. But what we're doing is we're actually giving you guys links of where you can go to find homes that are for sale that are not in the MLS. That's the main thing. So the notes already have, I think it's like 25 or 30 different websites, mostly, well, I mean, they're all websites, where you can click on the link and then you can be taken to a list of a source of homes for sale. Again, these are not in the MLS. And these are almost all nationwide, by the way. Right. And we're going to be doing this the next couple of days. So yes, if you are feeling stressed from not having enough inventory, we're going to cure that in the next couple of days, listen to the podcast. All right, Julie. So part one. You got it. All right. So let's see. What to let go of versus what to keep. So let's see part one. Number one, mindset check. Are you really that busy or are you just disorganized? Take a day to get real about what you're actually managing. Sometimes just dedicating a day or even two days to getting a grip is all you actually need. So don't keep telling yourself you're overwhelmed. Instead, your affirmation is that you are surrounded by opportunity. Isn't that more accurate? This is why this is the first step. When you do that first, you'll realize that your state of overwhelm is actually temporary versus allowing it to become a lifestyle. So I don't, I didn't scan your notes, but did you talk to them at all about the brain dump? I didn't. Yes. You can add it right in here. I was thinking this would be a perfect spot. Bonus point. One and a half. That's right. Bonus point. One and a half. So one of the systems that we've used for decades, especially with coaching clients, is when they're feeling overwhelmed. Take a tablet of paper and I don't know why tablets of paper where you're writing it out is more effective than if you're typing it out. Typing it out almost, I don't know, it doesn't stick in your brain as much. So take a tablet of paper. Take like maybe one of those long yellow legal tabs or tablets and then write down everything that's in your brain. Don't stop writing until essentially everything that's in your mind that you think you should be thinking about is completely cleared out and you can do personal and business and go through every single thing. So that's the first cure because what you're going to find out oftentimes is that you're going to start, like you'll write down maybe 10 or 20 different things and then you're writing them down in different versions. Like you're going to say, take in the dry cleaning and then you're going to realize that you wrote that down as the fourth thing and now you're seeing that you write it down as the 18th thing. In other words, what you'll discover is a lot of thoughts that you're having that are feeling like they're, you know, bogging down your ability to think clearly are the same thoughts. In other words, you don't really have that many things that you think you have more going on in your head than you actually do. So when you write all this down, then you're going to look at this list and there's three filters that you run all these things through and it's called do it, delegate it or ditch it. So the things that you absolutely positively must always be doing are going to be the things that fall into the five categories of the things that make you money in real estate, which is proactively generation, you know, obviously prequalifying, presenting a lead follow up, negotiating, those types of things that we teach in premier coaching. Those are the things that you should not be delegating and you have to do it. So the do it category are the things that you absolutely positively should leave on your list. The delegated category are, there's lots of things you could be delegating, lots of things you don't have to be doing. Lots of things that may be frankly under the delegation category are things that maybe not only not don't have to do yourself, but maybe don't need done at all. In other words, you put them on your list, you thought they were important. Somebody told you they were important, maybe even, and guess what? They aren't important. So get rid of them. And then the last one is ditch it and that's where essentially the lot of the things in your second, you know, the delegated part, they're going to go to the ditch it category and just completely remove them from your list. Or another thing to do is if there's longer term projects or things you wanted to be doing, write them on a completely separate list and then segment your list. But the most important thing is if you want to really get control, and this is a good, this is a really, at the end of the day, this is a mindset point, but if you really want to clear your brain and start feeling a resemblance of control, I did, did this just the other day. Honestly, I had a big, uh, to do list and it was, um, I keep lists. I'm a list guy. I know a lot of people have different systems for it, but lists work for me because I derive immense pleasure crossing them out. Yes, it is very satisfying. That's why it's very cathartic to take a damn thing is bought in that damn list and getting rid of it. Bye bye. That's right. I enjoy that. So that's my payoff. But there's a system. So do a delegated or ditch it, but start out by doing what we call a brain dump and write everything down and then go through it. And then you'll start seeing after you actually write everything on a piece of paper, you will feel better. You will feel some sort of a cloud will lift. It will. It really will. Then you look at all the things are floating around your head and like I said, remove the duplicates first because a lot of them will be duplicates and then go for a do it delegated or ditch it and then you know, move forward. That's a simple system. Well, that's a perfect 0 .1 and a half because remember we started by saying, are you really that busy? Are you just a bit disorganized? Maybe your mind is feeling disorganized because you haven't written it down and done the brain dump, right? So that goes hand in hand. And speaking of the do it part of the do it, ditch it or delegate it. Point number two, proactively generation cannot stop. This is the first thing that agents drop when they get even a tiny bit busy. You must actively pursue new qualified appointments every single work day. And it is the most important action that you take daily, whether you have a, whether you have pending transactions or not, whether you have active listings or not, always on every call, whether it's a home inspector or lender, a past client or a pending ask, you guys should know it by now, whom do you know who could use my help buying or selling real estate or Tim's version, which I like even better. What two or three people do you know who could use my help buying or selling real estate? So make the commitment to a minimum standard of contacts every work day, even when you're feeling busy, refer to our previous podcasts about how to list and sell the homes that you need to sell your magic number as well as lead generation from best to worst. We've done so much work on this with you guys on previous podcasts and in premier coaching. So I'm going to actually, I'm going to reinforce all your points, but I'm also going to give these guys a bit of a relief valve. I have coached people who are just for some reason wired to be disorganized. They're wired to basically be Liberty Gibbets bouncing here, bouncing there. That's just how they are. But then yet they're very successful. And why are they very successful? Because they always lean back into the things that are going to make them money. And oftentimes they have really vibrant personalities and people like them, despite the fact that they're wearing shoes that don't match and you know, things like that. All right. So how do, what's the solution when you're coaching somebody like that? The solution is not trying to find them a solution. The solution is just making sure they do to the three to five things every single day that they should be doing at a high level and then holding them accountable as three to five things and then giving them permission to be whatever the hell they want to do with their time the rest of the day. In other words, they can't, it's too much emotional stress for them to be held to a schedule for more than maybe two or three hours a day at, you know, in other words, they can only really, let's air quote here, time block two or three hours a day. So what are the things they should be doing in those two or three hours? And Julie and I talk about this on the podcast all the time, but obviously Julie's pointing about proactive lead generation. We want to talk about, you know, if you had a listing appointment, presenting, negotiating, all those types of things we teach in the coaching program. But really guys, if you really want to know how to really feel long -term control of your day, your day should come down to having mastered the art and science of really doing only three to five things every day. And those things are, in our opinion, now you can modify, but this is sort of a holistic approach to this, right? You need to be making your self -determined number of contacts per day as determined by your real estate treasure map, which we give you in the first level of Premier Coaching. So whatever your number of contacts per day, you need to be making those per day. You need to be having done all your lead follow up by the end of the day. I'm giving you a whole bunch and you guys choose which ones. Ideally, when you are very, you know, essentially advanced as a proactive lead generator, you should be setting one pre -qualified listing appointment per day. Julie and I are huge advocates of doing some sort of physical workout routine every single day, taking some kind of supplements every single day, showing overt gratitude. You know, I love you Julie, I love you Tim. You know, showing overt gratitude to the people that mean the most to you every single day. If you just basically write down the things that you have to do every single day, the accumulative effect of doing those things every single day will pay off in ways that you can't even understand. It's a multiplication effect. There's a compounding of duplicating those efforts. The obvious one being is that if you're working out and you're, you know, hopefully taking care of what you eat, you're going to see, not right away, but over time, your energy level increases, your physicality increases, same goes with making contacts. But the key to making this work is do those same things every single day and then often will come down to doing what you don't want to do when you don't want to do it at the highest level, which by the way, is the founding principle of our coaching program, but also of anyone I've ever met in life who's successful at any level. They knew that they had to do what they didn't want to do when they didn't want to do it at the highest level over long periods of time. And that's what we're prescribing to all of you guys as well, because it does pay off. So really, if you're wanting to get in control, but you're absolutely one of these people that can't be in control as your coach, I give you permission not to be in control for anything other than those two or three hours, ideally in the morning, because when you get those three to five things done every single day, even if the rest of the day is like a, you know, high speed roller coaster, it does not matter because you did the most important things. Well, that's right. That's the most important thing that you said is what you do with those two to three hours is what's critical. What you're not doing is giving them permission to just say, well, I'm just a disorganized person or go on Instagram or make a bunch of TikTok videos or do a bunch of passive lead generation or go on Facebook and take a bunch of surveys. All this silliness that doesn't lead to anything. That stuff doesn't count. Okay. So we're talking about what to keep and what to ditch. Point number three, deadlines cannot be ignored or procrastinated. You can lose a deal by losing track of time or having misunderstandings with the other side. So remember that people scan through DocuSign without really realizing what they're signing or remembering it or being able to even find it again. You can't be part of that. So use a transaction coordinator if that's getting out of control or if you're your transaction coordinator, you have to be careful with your earnest money deposits, contingency releases, inspection dates. Don't let those fall behind just because you're behind. Get clarity and or get help. And I'll tell you what one of my coaching clients does is when she does new transactions. Yes, of course, that's all in DocuSign and transaction management and transaction coordinators and all that. But in also her alarms, in her phone, she gives herself two or three day warnings. There's a contingency coming up. You've got to release that so that even if she's really super busy showing houses, maybe she's got somebody coming into town and it's a really intense appointment weekend. The alarm is going to save her butt. So that's just a backup plan. There's lots of different things that you can do. But this is one thing that you really can't blow off because it could cost you a deal. Well, I'll give you some exciting news. I know because you and I are investing some frankly, some money and time into developing some A .I. bots and apps for our different businesses, that there are absolutely people that are developing A .I. right now to work directly with the major CRM or transaction management platforms. So agents are going to be able to have an A .I. bot that's essentially going to act as a real live admin who's going to oversee the entire process. It's amazing. And ChatGPT4 and Bard and all these others, this week, ChatGPT4 is releasing a version for their paid users where essentially it's going to start using voice. So remember we were talking about on the podcast yesterday about all this? Well, the technology is here. So you're going to start having a voice. In other words, it's a real human voice. It does not sound like an old fashioned answering machine. That's good. And you know, I just laughed at myself because how many people? They don't know what an answering machine is. Right. Anyway, so back to 2023 or 2024 when you're listening. So the moral of the story is that there are going to be massive advancements in this A .I. technology that's going to make your lives a lot easier, which will give you a lot more room and time to spend on the things that matter most. That's assuming that you know what those things are and you actually know how to do them. That's what coaching is all about. And yeah, a lot of this technology is going to be coming through. I shouldn't maybe necessarily say this, but I know eXp Realty is working on developing a lot of these A .I. bots. Glenn Sanford is unbelievably intelligent about creating these technologies that streamline a lot of agent processes. And really, there's no downside. The experience is better from the customer's perspective, the agent's perspective, the broker's perspective. So all that's coming to a brokerage near you, assuming you're with Juli and I at eXp Realty. There you are. All right, now our final point for today is maybe one of my favorite points in terms of getting agents and brokers really organized and giving you peace. And that is point number four today, keeping your visual accountability, your whiteboards updated. You can't ignore that. You can't put it off, update it every day. In order to know if you are on track ahead or behind, keep that updated. Don't ignore your boards just because you feel like you're currently on track or ahead or hide out from them if you feel like you're behind. Not tracking your business is what will make you behind in a matter of days or weeks. Now, there's a rule in aviation called the one in 60 rule. When a plane veers off its course by just one degree, it misses its target destination by one mile for every 60 miles it's flown. Isn't that interesting, right? It is. You think it's just one degree. What's the big deal? I can find the airport, but maybe it's not the airport you were looking for. You're the plane. Stay on course. Visual is accountability the dashboard of your business. I have to say, Tim, I know you've had this experience too. Once agents start really embracing the visual accountability, and yes, we know you've got all this kept track of in a spreadsheet or your broker tracks it or whatever. We're talking about in your office on whiteboards in front of you. It works because it is visual. They'll say, oh, my gosh, I just feel so much more peaceful knowing and seeing I've got this many listing leads. I've got this many active listings. I've got this many pending, and I've got that many closed, which means I'm exactly three deals ahead of where I should be based on my treasure map. A lot of the stress in real estate really in life is just not knowing stuff, right? Not knowing about your finances, not knowing about what's going on inside your contracts, not knowing whether you're on track ahead or behind. It will give you peace to know. Well, the dry erase boards are the reason that obviously we know about all the technologies and all the widgets that give you creative dashboards that show you all your key performance indicators and all those things. We use those things in our business as well, but it's what Julie just said. The problem with all that technology is that you can hide from it, and it hides from you. A dry erase board, especially a large dominant one, and I was thinking when you were talking how when somebody, we get Premier Coaching clients, they'll post pictures of these big -ass dry erase boards, and they'll put them up on their walls. I'm talking about the monster ones, and that's the only way to do it because it doesn't leave any typically room for anything else on the wall. Tell them what the dry erase board should be because not everybody is a coaching client. Yes, well, they should be, and we'll tell them about that in a minute. What should you track? I like to think of it chronologically, right? Every transaction that becomes a closing starts as a lead, so you track your especially listing leads. Right. I'm looking at my wall. I want to know what the dry erase boards are. That's what I'm saying. I want to know which of them are. Okay. The first dry erase board is? Leads because everything starts as a lead. Okay. Then it becomes a listing. That's the second board is active listings. Okay. Then the last one is closings. You have one in between, pendings, and then you have closed. If your goal is to close 24 transactions, your closed board will be one through 24. As they travel through your boards, they land on the closed board, and you can see, are you on deal number three? Are you on deal number five? Where are you versus where you should be? On the closed board, sellers are in red, buyers are in blue. The other thing you can also do, and this is really fine tuning all of the accountability you have for yourself, is write down on the closed board what the price was and what the commission was, and then also really drill down on what the source of the lead was. We've talked for literally thousands of hours on this podcast of the importance of never just going by how the lead actually showed up in your life. You're going to need to ask secondary and sometimes third. What would be it? Cursary? Tertiary. Tertiary. That's right. That same question more than once. You need to ask them, who originally referred you to me? Where did you originally find me? How do we connect it? The story that Julie and I tell that seems to work is we were in our office when we were selling real estate, and one of our chief transaction coordinators was this gal named Kelly. Kelly was using a prequalification seller form, so she had at her desk buyer prequalification for him and seller prequalification for him. So Julie and I were in our office, and she was doing the seller prequalification, and one of the questions was halfway through the script was basically, so why did you decide to call Tim and Julie out for the job of selling your home? I think that was the question. And she wrote down the answer, but she didn't listen to herself ask the question, and she didn't watch herself write down the answer. So she asked the question two times in a row, and the first way that they answered it was like a sign or whatever. And then she asked the same exact question, and then they answered it, and we watched as they wrote down that it was a referral from so -and -so. And so that was the real tip -off that if you don't ask for what like drill down and really dig into where they're or why they're contacting you, you're going to make the mistake of assuming that they basically are contacting you because of Facebook. Because what happens is that you're at Orange Theory, somebody asked you for a referral for a roofer. You're going to say, Jack's roofing, I don't necessarily have his phone number, my phone's in my car, whatever it is. But the person you're going to talk to remembers Jack's roofing in, say, Georgetown, Texas. So they're going to go and they're going to drop into Google, Jack's roofing, Georgetown, Texas. So the first thing that's going to come up is Jack's Facebook business page, let's say, or Instagram or whatever the hell it's going to be. And then you're going to message them through that app, and then Jack's going to get the message from Facebook that you are interested in having your roof fixed. All the while, Jack's going to then assume, hey, my Facebook campaign is working, you know? Of course. Look, I'm going to post more pictures of my lunch every single day, evidently that's generating business for me. Right. All the while, the real reason that Jack got that lead was because it was a referral from somebody you knew at the gym. You guys get the point? So if you're not asking those real drill down questions, you're really going to lose contact with the source of your business. You're not going to realize how much of your business comes from the things that don't cost any money, signs, for example, centers of influence and past clients, for example. People you maybe like, they could be somebody that an old neighbor, oh, you don't even know. You're going to have to ask. And that's what you'll self -discover, what Julie and I have been coaching all you guys for decades, is the percent of business comes from any kind of marketing and advertising is typically less than 10 % because most everyone chooses who they're going to use as a real estate professional, like 90 % based on the things we coach you guys to do, which cost you no money, which aren't anything to do with marketing, branding, and advertising. Don't misunderstand what I'm saying. Back to the roofing example, had Jack the roofer not had a business Facebook page and that person had gone to Google and tried to search for him, he may not have ever found Jack's phone number to actually make the, you know, to get in contact, right? So it's important that you have a presence online, but you've got to see it for what it is.
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"Killing three people before taking his own life. All three of the victims were black. the suspect Police say was motivated by hate when he walked into the store Saturday afternoon wearing a mask and tactical vest. Authorities say the white gunman who killed himself left behind writings with racist ideology. Attorney General Merrick Garland says federal agents have joined in the investigation. A helicopter in crash Australia has killed three U .S. Marines. CBS's Matt Piper has the details. The crash happened during military exercises in northern Australia. The US military says there were 23 Marines on an Osprey helicopter flying in support of what's called an exercise predators run. It involved the militaries of US, the Australia, Indonesia and others. Just last month four Australian soldiers were killed during exercises when their helicopter crashed into the ocean off Queensland. Russian officials say DNA testing confirms mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was among the 10 people who died last week in a plane crash. Russia expert Stephen Fish says that's almost beside the point. He really showed Putin to be very vulnerable and that legacy remains. That's not going to die with Prigozhin. Does the pilot of your plane have a major physical or health issue that might ground them? One report says it's quite possible. Federal aviation security looking officials into the have medical been records of those pilots. They suspect some of them are doctoring their medical records to hide that they're being treated for mental health disorders and other serious conditions that could keep them out of the cockpit. The Washington Post reports the pilots are military veterans who certified to the FAA that they're okay to fly but didn't tell the agency that they're collecting benefits from the VA for disabilities that could keep them from flying. Christopher Cruz, CBS News, Washington Hurricane Franklin appears to be careening toward Bermuda. Blake Eric is with the National Hurricane Center. We think it could become a category 4 hurricane by late Monday and interest in Bermuda is to be paying close attention. Extreme heat is baking America's south and southwest. Texas's electric grid operators urging customers to decrease their demand for energy today saying operating reserves are low. COVID cases are picking up across the country. Dr. Dean Blumberg is a pediatric infectious disease expert at UC Davis. Over the past several weeks, the number of cases of COVID appeared to have been increasing about 10 to 12%. This is CBS News. Higher with effort minimal and max speed with Indeed. Their hiring solution platform helps you attract, interview, and hire candidates sufficiently. Visit indeed .com slash credit. It's 103 on Sunday, August 27th, 84 degrees cloudy with isolated afternoon showers. Highs in the 80s. Good afternoon. I'm Sandy Kozel with the top local stories we're following this hour. An early morning house fire in Frederick County has left two people dead. 74 year
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"Killed three people inside a Jacksonville, Florida dollar store. All three victims were black. Sheriff T .K. Jacksonville Waters says the shooter, who was white, left behind a rant. The detail of the shooter is a ideology of hate. Plainly put, this shooting was racially hated black people. Their racial motivation for the killings in Jacksonville comes on the same day as tens of thousands were in Washington marching along the National Mall, marking the 60th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s a I Dream Have speech. CBS's Nicole Killian was there. Thousands marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the King Memorial. This is a big way to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King. From college freshman Audra benefits to these three women who came to the original march in their teams. Well, it was much like a except day it was shoulder to shoulder. People we could barely walk and we could not stay in hotels because they were segregated at that time. A brush fire has prompted a new evacuation zone in Ahina on Maui about two miles from the neighborhoods devastated by recent wildfires. The death toll tragedy stands at 115 as we hear from CBS's Ben Tracy on the island. Several hundreds of people are thought to still be unaccounted for more than two weeks after flames destroyed more than 2 ,000 homes and businesses in the historic town of Lahaina. Many here simply cannot believe how quickly and how much their lives have changed. There's no one I know who's not affected by it. If lost their friends, if they haven't lost their house family and friends, they've lost their job. Bob Barker was an American game show host turned icon. He died today at 99. He always ended his shows urging viewers to have their pets spayed or neutered. Correspondent Carter Evans. Bob Barker's real passion was to be a part of the terrible mistreatment and creation of animals in our country, in the world as a matter of fact. And I just felt compelled to try to I do what could do. Ukraine's counter offensive against Russia has been slow, but now a battlefield breakthrough. Our Deborah Pat is in our botany. It's been weeks of sustained brutal fighting. A drone. A drone. Get down, warns the soldier. They've had near misses and taken direct hits. That counter offensive is now three months. This is CBS News. If you need to hire, you need Indeed. Their end end hiring to system helps you attract, interview, and hire candidates all in the same place. Visit com slash credit. 1103 Saturday night, August 26, 2023 378 degrees, some clouds overnight, lows Good evening. I'm Ian Crawford. Top local stories were following this hour. Civil rights leaders and many others gathered at the Lincoln Memorial today to mark the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington. WTOP's Dick Iuliano was there. Some demonstrators sought the shelter of nearby shade trees. Others stood under the hot sun, holding up signs claiming democracy and voting rights. Injustice anywhere, you know, affects all of us. Remember that
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"At wtop three people dead four wounded in a shooting in Anacostia a tough conclusion for the US women's team at the World Cup we'll have more in sports at 25 and 55 Keep it here for full details on these stories in the minutes ahead. It's 518 get a precision AC tune -up for only $59 traffic Traffic and weather on the 8th Rick McClure is in the wtop traffic center Alright Dicks looks like we're still Traveling well around the Capitol Beltway in fact the only slow spot recorded right now is short stretch on the outer loop after the 270 spur toward River Road and you're good the rest of the way around both loops the Capitol Beltway had the Crash cleanup from last hour near the Four Corners area that had all northbound lanes of Colesville Road Boulevard at one point but that's gone all lanes are passable now and the northbound lanes been have reopened so you're good to go in the Four Corners area of Silver Spring I -95 the delays after 12 toward the Beltway ramps they're gone as well the crash along the right side was cleared Route 50 to and from the bridge volume delays heaviest is still along the eastbound side from Cape St. Clair in fact after Cape St. toward Clair the old toll plaza much better on the westbound side delays from after Route 8 toward the westbound span three lanes west and two lanes east across the bay. Orton Virginia nice free and clear on 66 395 I -95 trying to get there south struggle slowdowns in stretches after Orton through parts of Woodbridge, Dale City and Humphreys heaviest volume along the northbound side folks coming down from Kings Dominion I guess northbound through parts of us Potsylvania Fredericksburg and Falmouth express lanes are open northbound for those who needed have the long -term West work zone along the GW Parkway through McLean that has you getting by in a single lane both ways between Route 123 in the Beltway Rick McClure WTOP traffic and now WTOP meteorologist Mike Stineford Mike what about the weather threat to Beyonce tonight at FedEx Field and all the
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"County of the five three people actually died all the patients were in their 60s and 70s and had weakened immune systems the cause of the listeria outbreak is not known yet call it a bad case of sticker shock retrofitting three aging fairies to to hybrid electric is going to cost the state 150 million dollars that's 30 million more than expected matt von rudin is electrification program administrator that's the best the we can do it's essential we get these vessels in for this preservation work and replace this obsolete so they can remain as reliable as they have been the 460 foot Wenatchee is the first step up but it won't be ready until next september missing peak fairy season the takoma we're told will be ready by the spring of 2025 leading artificial intelligence companies are now committing to new safety practices the white house says they've gotten voluntary commitments from seven us u .s. companies ensuring their ai products are safe before they release them companies include microsoft google amazon open ai and meta in the agreement the companies agreed to put new ai systems through outside testing before their release to the public and ai generated content will be clearly labeled to combat fraud and misinformation artificial intelligence going to transform the lives of people around the world the group here will be critical in shepherding that innovation with responsibility and safety by design to earn the trust of americans there is no enforcement to stick ensure to companies their commitments as coma force marinam beware of an irs scam hitting the area no the irs is not sending letters to taxpayers who are owed an unclaimed refund criminals impersonating the irs are trying to steal sensitive personal and financial information the the bogus refund notices are sent in cardboard envelopes from a delivery service they have the irs logo at the top but the contact information does not belong to the irs the fraudulent letter group has has a number of other red flags including punctuation errors sloppy syntax and a mixture of fonts we check your northwest traffic every 10 minutes on the floors from the high -performance homes traffic center here's sam ron v thanks very much reminder a that 520 is closed this weekend until 5 a .m on monday morning for now bellevue to seattle across i -90 westbound taking around 35 minutes elsewhere if you're coming down from to ever seattle to that's taken around thirty minutes seattle to ever it taking around twenty five if you keep heading down south seattle to takoma in 35 takoma to seattle
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"David Martin CBS News, Now to the top stories we're working on at WTOP. The Deep South and the Plain States are dealing with heavy storms. So far three people have been killed in Texas. One person died in Florida. If you're planning a trip to Ocean City on the eastern shore of Maryland you'll want to stay with us to hear about some pending road conclosures that are coming up. Keep it here on WTOP full details on these and the all stories just coming up in the minutes ahead. Traffic and weather on the 8th let's go to Rob in the WTOP Traffic Center. Situation building in Virginia southbound I -95 near Quantico exit 148 crash activity along the left and right sides of the roadway currently the on -ramp from Quantico to go south on the I -95 is blocked as a result of response on scene and more coming on I -95 southbound as you head toward Quantico exit 148 then delays continue further south as you merge in from Garrisonville from the Express into the main lanes toward the Rappahannock River southbound on I -95 northbound I -95 brief delays as it passed Dale City headed toward the Prince William Parkway no problems being reported on the Beltway in Virginia between Alexandria and McLean northbound and southbound on the George Washington Parkway between the Beltway and Windy Run a single lane gets you by each way as a result of long -term work zone no problems on the Beltway in Maryland through Montgomery and Prince George's counties the earlier crash in Largo on Central Avenue eastbound after the Beltway but before Largo Road should be wrapped up and gone Route 50 going across the Bay Bridge giving you three lanes east and two lanes west across the Bay with no issues being reported there If you're traveling at this point on the BW Parkway northbound just north of Kenilworth Avenue the right lane is blocked for the mowing work traveling inbound on New York Avenue after the Anacostia River as you head towards South Dakota
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"Three people dead and three more injured. A fire destroys parts of a major state in Philadelphia. Keep it here for full details on these stories in the minutes ahead. Traffic and weather on the 8th to Ian Crawford in the WTOP Traffic Center. Updating our Maryland work zone Stephanie and thank you to our intrepid Ralph Fox for the update. The work zone on the inner loop in Montgomery County Basically from Georgia Avenue to a point near University Boulevard with two right lanes getting by the milling and paving project. Beyond that the inner loop work in Prince George's County is going to be from Route 1 College Park to a point near the BW Parkway and last a report that was two left lanes getting by. Watch for work 95 northbound near Route 100 exit 43 supposed be to blocking a left lane but causing very little fuss in doing so. The Baltimore -Washington Parkway between the beltways runs be the blocking left side. Two right lanes should be getting by. In southern Maryland St. Mary's County specifically just west of Prince Frederick We've got crash activity and maybe an investigation. Route 231 it's Halloween Point Road near Halloween Point Park toward Edelina Road and I believe we're going to have lanes blocking both directions. We're going to follow police direction in any event to get by. In Virginia Capitol Beltways quiet 95 northbound made a crash activity on the ramp to Thornburg on the right side of the ramp not blocking the ramp but with caution as you take that ramp. There's also work on 95 northbound before Centerport Parkway with caution for what's in the road there. 66 the westbound work after the Fairfax County Parkway and that is going to be to check that single left lane to get by express lanes should be OK. Ian Crawford WTOP traffic. Now to 7 News First Alert meteorologist Veronica Johnson. Today is not going to be nearly as pretty as this weekend was with the improved air quality but we're going to get some
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"Kaelin Gillis was with three people headed to a friend's house when they ended up at the wrong house in Hebron, Washington county sheriff Jeff Murphy. While they were leaving the residents once they determined that they were at the wrong house. The subject came out on his porch for whatever reason. And fired two shots, one of which struck the vehicle that kalen was in. Sheriff Murphy says the homeowner 65 year old Kevin monaghan is in custody. President Joe Biden spoke with 16 year old Ralph jarl, the black teenager who was shot and wounded last week after mistakenly ringing the wrong doorbell, prosecutors and clay county Missouri charged Andrew Lester, the 84 year old white Kansas City homeowner who allegedly shot jarl. The NYPD says the last of three suspects wanted in the drugging depths of at least two people. It's been arrested. 35 year old jaquan Hamilton faces charges, police say they linked dozens of druggings, including 7 fatal overdoses to robberies around nightclubs in Manhattan. Jury selection is expected to begin this morning in the $1.6 billion defamation case between Fox News and dominion voting systems, the start of the trial was delayed yesterday after talk of a possible last minute settlement, but now it is set to begin. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Americans were caught up in the violence incident. We had an American diplomatic convoy that was fired on. All of our people are safe and unharmed. But this action was reckless. It was irresponsible. And of course, unsafe. Secretary blinken says it's believed the attack came from rapid support forces who are battling the Sudanese military. Global news, 24 hours a day powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in over a 120 countries, Michael Barr, this is Bloomberg Nathan. Michael, thanks
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"Quick look now at the top stories we're working on for you at WTO. A portion of rock creek Parkway is closed while police investigate a crash that left three people dead this morning. A hearing is set for today in a Texas lawsuit that could force a major abortion pill off the market. COVID booster shots for the youngest among us have now received approval from the FDA. Keep it here for full details on these stories in the minutes ahead. 9 18. Traffic and weather on the agency how we're doing out there right now with Jack Taylor in the traffic center. But we still have our delays in the district run an I two 95 headed in the northbound direction we've got a delay in your Malcolm X avenue as you approach suitland Parkway headed up toward the 11th street bridge. D.C. two 95, your delays around nanny hill and burrows have been a moving south of eastern avenue toward east capital street in your little congested passing Pennsylvania avenue and exiting to go in on the 11th street bridge. There was a wreck on the westbound freeway near 11th street southeast. That was moved over onto the shoulder of the delay kind of continues by that as you leave the third street tunnel headed back out toward Virginia. Now you will find the closure in northwest remains, rock creek Parkway overnight, the deadly crash, the investigation, ongoing between P and K streets, southbound traffic had been diverting off beach drive onto westbound Porter street, traffic had been going toward Calvert street northwest beyond that spot, but the entrance of Massachusetts avenue blocked, you will find we'd had very slow traffic to deal with as well in Virginia, headed toward the district. This will be top end on three 95, the slowdown north of Washington, boulevard, crosses the 14th. However, three 95 itself will slow around duke headed to king street, slowing 66 east inside the beltway roslin, headed on to the Roosevelt bridge, a couple work sounds had caused delays on the George Washington Parkway, first one was northbound after spout run, the other as you approach one 23, single lane should have been getting you through. Southbound was the volume near the overlooks as you head down towards foul run and the key bridge. We'd had trouble in Maryland, it was out in Frederick county on three 40, headed westbound beyond Jefferson as you ride toward 17, Brunswick, crash involving an overturned truck. I think you've got the left of two blocks with state of the right to get by two 70. We've got some heavy traffic passing one O 9 slowing in Germantown. Then again, a delay on the southbound spur headed onto the outer loop. Topside outer loop, you'll slow from just after 95, headed over toward Georgia avenue, and we're still slow on the inner loop south of town, saint Barnabas road, down toward the Wilson bridge. Jack Taylor TOP traffic Now live to storm team four's chuck bell and chuck will the wind that we're getting now die down this afternoon. Thankfully, yes, it will be the most blustery
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"11 p.m. on the far south side. That's when they witnessed a driver lose control of the car and hit a wall causing the car to catch fire. Three people were found inside the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene will have much more on this story coming up at ten 31. An unpleasant chapter of Springfield's history is close to a bright spotlight. Senators are trying to have the site of the 1908 race riot declared a National Historic Site and former state representative Al Reilly as all for it. Sometimes out of tragedies, you have historic things happen to 1908 race riots in Springfield spurred on the development of the NAACP, a great organization which has always concentrated on social justice, voting rights and so forth. Archeologists have connected artifacts discovered during a railroad project to the 1908 riot, in which 16 people died. The Illinois capital, Dave Dahl. The village of hazel crest voted unanimously this past Tuesday to annex the calumet country club property located at a 175th street and Dixie highway mayor Bernard alsbury says they've been working hard to revitalize the village and that this will allow for further investments in the community. He added that the village and its residents may even see a lower tax bill by developing the village's business base. The fortune business update is next coming up in just 90 seconds, it's
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"This is Bloomberg This is a Bloomberg money more than one in three people will face cancer in their lifetime Unfortunately fear can stop you from getting cancer screening but it won't stop cancer Early detection can save your life Don't wait for symptoms to appear to act Cancer screening is safe effective and accessible for everyone including free or low cost screening programs Go to cancer screen quiz dot com now and take the American Cancer Society's two minute cancer screening quiz to find out what screening tests are right for you don't wait to take the quiz get screened go to cancer screen quiz dot com now Cancer screen quiz dot com Minute Two months ago the NASDAQ was at a record and a milestone of 16,000 Now it's in correction territory The 167 point drop yesterday takes it down 10% from its peak The Dow on the S&P 500s last records were only a couple of weeks ago They are in better shape but the Dow did fall 340 points yesterday and the S&P 500 was down 44 United Airlines expects a delayed recovery in air travel this year as the coronavirus resurgence pressures business and leisure travel United lowered its capacity forecast for the year to below the 2019 level The airline had a strong holiday season and that pushed United's fourth quarter results passed Wall Street estimates despite reporting a loss United's views on the delayed rebound echo comments from Delta and U.S. stock futures point to a higher open for Wall Street on this Thursday morning with weekly jobless claims on tap before the opening bell Bloomberg radio Why do hedge funds and other alternative managers rely on Pershing for a highly personalized experience Mark elderate of managing director at BNY Mellon's Pershing and head of prime services shares how we help you consider everything In today's every evolving environment the team at Persians prime services wants to know what are you focused on now Are you confident in the stability of your counterparty Do you feel they can help you grow your business When it comes to fundraising do you have access to the mindset of the adviser or have what you need to navigate the ODD process Exceptional service for our clients is at the core of what we do Our award winning team is just one of the.
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"At In Zion. Three people have been rescued at Illinois State Beach State Beach Park. After drifting too far into Lake Michigan. Two women and a man are safe on dry land. After spending more than an hour and a half stranded in the water. They walked away without injuries, and officials say heavy winds caused the boat to drift so far out to the water boater rescued them and later transferred them to Waukegan Rescue boat and the taste of Chicago returns this year after taking 2020 off because of the pandemic, it spread across multiple neighborhoods instead of everything happening in Grant Park. Dozens of restaurants are participating nearly 40 in all and they'll be part of a series of pop up festival starting July. 7th. The newly redubbed taste of Chicago to go kicks off on the seventh and runs through the 11th. Let's check WGN SPORTS Here's Mark Carmen, June 24 Cubs No hit the Dodger since then, their own nine They've been outscored 55 to 22. Meanwhile, the Dodgers, by the way, are 90 outscoring their opponents 51 to 19. That's not the way it's supposed to go see if the Cubs can break that losing streak tonight. Same starter as that June 24th game, Zack Davies Goes tonight. White Sox are in Minnesota. They've lost two in a row, but still six games up on second place. Cleveland Dylan Cease will start tonight. Stanley Cup Finals tonight. Right here on 7 20. W. G. N 6 30 will join the pregame show as the Tampa Bay Lightning can close out Montreal and go back to back. They lead the series three games to none. They're 17 and four The past two post seasons on the road. They've been super impressive. Wimbledon American Coco Goff is out beaten. By Angelique Kerber. Men's side. Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer both advancing. It's a rave EB does lose as Djokovic by the way into the quarter finals, joining Federer, Everett, Serena Williams and Martina Navratilova, the fifth player. To reach 50 Grand Slam quarters..
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"The biggest stories on the South Coast from the WB SM Standard Marine True Value newsroom this. He's W B. S M knew. A knife wielding New Bedford man has been arrested in charge following an altercation Monday night in the city's north end. At around eight P.m. officers responded to the area of the cushion and Avenue and collect street for a report of a male with a knife. Police say the suspect approached the police cruiser and used his knife to strike its windows several times. They say he ignored commands to drop the weapon and became increasingly agitated, But officers were able to de escalate the situation and take him into custody, according to the female victim. The suspect, identified as 38 Year old Bro, Leo Jones of New Bedford, got into an argument with her inside friendly liquors. When she refused to give him money, she claimed he grabbed her by the throat and began hitting her before pulling out a knife and swinging it at her. Victims said she Pepper sprayed him and Jones eventually left the store. He is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Police say he has a previous conviction in New Bedford district Court for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in 2014. A single vehicle crash in a cushion it Monday afternoon saw three people suffer significant injuries. The crash occurred around 2:30 P.m. in the area of 84 Men doll Road. Police say all three of the 22 year old male occupants of the vehicle suffered significant injuries. One was transported via med flight toward Island Hospital. Another was transported to an island hospital via ambulance. The third person was taken by ambulance to ST Luke's Hospital. Police say the cause of the crash is still under investigation. Dartmouth Police. Canine is being recognized following his work, helping to locate a missing nonverbal man suffering from dementia, the matter, boy said. Police Department requested assistance from the Dartmouth Police Canine division to help find the missing man. Officer Jared White and his canine partner tear responded, and police say they performed a track based on an article of clothing from the missing man. According to police. After the duo narrowed down the search area, the missing man was found safe lying on the ground behind the woodpile. In Sports. The Bruins air in Washington tonight. The Red Sox opened up a three game series with the Athletics tonight at Fenway Park, and the Celtics host the Heat tonight at TD Garden. Now, let's take a look at your local forecast from ABC six. Writers guys outside today We're looking at mainly.
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"Was a while back it was. It's been about a year and a half at this point. I think it's good to be back though it is show with you. It's been so long. We did that for a year right to year one to year. I don't know how you were on. But i did if i think like two years. Almost and Maybe a year with you. If i'm not mistaken there was. I mean pretty much says before. I came to new hampshire. I was doing called a freedom live every day. That was your show. Yeah well it was wolf coli show but then he moved and i inherited it and i carried it on. I think for about a year. It was a while after he moved and couldn't do it anymore. We go on and it was. It was good but it was. It was too much. It was too much time for today. Yeah yeah. I mean we were doing free. Talk live as well at that time. Yes i mean you were doing free talk live. I was doing free talk live. I think i started him decrypted at that time. So that was like three shows a week. It was a lot three three three hour shows a week. It's just it's too much. I mean if you're not doing that as your fulltime job it's too much. Yeah because i had a fulltime job. I mean still have that same full job right at that and like my days off would be monday. Free talk live. And then tuesday actually monday would be called a freedom and then tuesday it would be called a freedom and then freetalklive which is six straight hours of radio. You were doing it every day right for a while. Yeah yeah yeah that. I don't know how you pull that off. It was exhausting. yeah. I carried on for as long as i could and then finally i was like no. This isn't worth it. Let's go down to just saturdays and sundays or whatever and then yeah you know. It's i think what you've got a nationally syndicated radio free talk live and you do it once a week. It feels like it's worthwhile but like when you're doing it every single day and it's not a massive you know nationally syndicated show two hundred. It's just it's like it's too much colder. Freedom had a listener base. maybe twenty thirty people. It wasn't huge not enough to do a five day show. I mean it was the idea. Is i mean when you start a show. What's going to grow and hopefully get up to several hundred listeners. Stuff like that but the but if you burn yourself out before it gets off the ground. Well let's go to the phones. We got tom calling from new hampshire. Tom you're on free talk live. I need your sorry like i said i'm weird today. I need to hit the right button. Tom you're on free. Talk live now today. Somebody decided to downsize dc rammed a car into a us capitol cop and then get out. I guess they they're saying that The human being got out and brandished a knife and got gunned down or whatever you call the the driver of the car Let's not forget that the. Us capitol police brutally murdered. Miriam carey on october two thousand thirteen She was the one that dental hygienist from connecticut. You may recall. She was driving around probably looking for a foreign diplomatic mission. She had her passport with her. And some foreign money probably looking to see about getting a job in a country where maybe had been and she made a wrong turn fifteenth and east streets thinking that she could go west and found that you know this is security zone. Oh this is the white house and maybe bumps the concrete barrier claims. She rammed her tried to ram a car through it. But there would be damage on the video Few minutes later they capital if she had tried to ram her way through concrete barrier and there isn't to justify murder they trapped her in north east washington on maryland avenue With the barricades come up out of the road and then they just started at her while she had a toddler in the backseat. Well did the toddler you know toddler. Thank goodness Survived at all but none of the goons that murdered her ever spent a day in prison for it and now they're whining cry babies when somebody fights back in to downsize dc or or you know resist a brutal police date. Take a tour of the holocaust museum in washington dc. I it's right next to the place where they print out the so-called money and you'll see Pretty get a vivid view of what happened when people did not kill enough police Gestapo is german for a couple of words that mean secret state police and policemen by definition are cops and i would definitely. I definitely want to interjects that. No one should be going out there killing cops. Yeah i say opinion. I have to say that while. I'm not crying over these dead. Cops i certainly will say. I don't think that's the best strategy as far as you know dealing with the violence that is government. It's easy to point out another time that they did something wrong. And say why this is justified but it it. hey just never justifies. Hey it just adds more hate. It doesn't subtract from what happened to maryland. You may be a time for violence. But i think you know until you've got a you know something to actually you know fight back with it's a losing strategy. Yeah i'm not sure. There ever is a time for violence because violence when when the government comes at me and they're shooting at me in violence only it doesn't end but it doesn't. I would agree with you but at the same time. I don't necessarily think a means i'm not justified in shooting back if i if that were if if that's what was happening well if if the government showed up at your property and started shooting at you humane. I was still argued that that's not the best way to handle. What what way would you handle a situation where the government's already shooting at you own property by changing the subject to something else. Okay i i would love to hear your your envisioning how you would do that in such a circumstance. Because i have a really hard time we should change the subject that we're just to something else instead of trying to put me on the spot to answer that kind of question to someone who's fairness probation is good point all right. Let's moving on again. Violence doesn't end violence. It only extends it so anyway. Did either of you happen to find you. Did you found something worth discussing It's actually in baltimore so violent crime in baltimore plunges. After city prosecution of prostitution drug possession and other minor offenses now baltimore maryland right. Yep so they they probably have a fairly low crime rate anyway they. They're huge in crime. Baltimore is just like a really bad city. Okay really terrible see. I don't know much about northeast. Two and a half baltimore is like the worst. You would not want to drive through baltimore to drive through baltimore on the way up here. When i worked for a libertarian thing and i drove all the way from san antonio and main and the worst part of that drive was baltimore is terrifying and everybody was driving like they were on crack cocaine terrifying. Okay sorry my worst part of my drive here from mississippi was through kentucky for sure just because i like boring though just because.
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"Getting a stimulus bill passed on Marilyn Haider in the Cocoa News Center. The White House is putting its major focus on passing the coronavirus stimulus bill. The president is going to continue working on getting the American rescue plan. Past that is his top priority. Secretary Jen Psaki cited polls, saying the vast majority of the American people support the nearly $2 trillion package. She also says the pandemic has created a housing affordability crisis and says the president is extending mortgage relief and a ban on foreclosures through June. She stressed. The president still hopes to get support from Republicans in the Senate and House and speaking of housing affordability. The chill of us the City Council is considering a million dollar program today to help residents pay for past due and upcoming rent and utility bills. The City Council is meeting this afternoon at five Duly elected congressional representative Sarah Jacobs says the acquittal of Donald Trump shows there is something fundamentally wrong with our democracy. Jacob says domestic terrorism is one of the biggest problems the country faces, but she's still feeling optimistic. Even if the impeachment trial didn't end the way she wanted, Jacobs told Coco News. There was major benefits to it. I think it was incredibly important to have the trial because I've heard from constituents who on Lee now, after watching the trial, know how guilty Trump is and understand exactly what happened on January 6th and exactly what Trump's role is. Jacob's refrained from calling out any particular extremist group but instead focused on what she and others in Congress can control, saying. Now it is up to the country's leaders to shape public opinion and change the narrative around division and she's confident there's a number of Republicans she can work with. Zachary Barnes Kogo news. Three people are dead. At least 10..
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"And at least three people dead. Not far from Ocean Isle Beach. There are reports of people still missing there. Heavy snow in Greece is bringing much of Athens to a standstill. Most public transportation is halted today. Island Ferries aren't running and sections of the country's main highway or shut down. Airline flights are being disrupted and covert 19 vaccinations in the capital are also postponed. Israel plans to reopen hotels, restaurants, gyms and other venues next week to those who've received covert 19 vaccinations or people who've recovered from the disease. NPR's Daniel Estrin has more from Jerusalem. Israel leads the world in vaccinations per capita about 60% of Israelis above 16 years old have been vaccinated or recovered from the virus pending final government approval. Israel aims to let them and on Lee them access gyms, pools, large restaurants, event halls, conferences, hotels. And cultural and sports events. Israel hopes those perks will convince the remaining 40% of hesitant Israelis to get vaccinated. Also, Israeli officials are debating whether to allow 1000 Russian vaccines into Gaza for Palestinian medical workers. It's a sensitive political issue for Israel whether to allow vaccines into the territory ruled by its enemy Hamas. Daniel Estrin. NPR NEWS Jerusalem I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington. On this Tuesday. You are listening to KCRW. I'm Cherry Glaser. Good too heavy here. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is coming under fire. Critics accuse his administration of not being up front. About the scope of nursing home deaths related to cove in 19, You'll get the details coming up in about 10 minutes. Well, sounds like siege. He has their hands full with the SIG alert in San Dimas. It's on the North bound 57 at the a verity the right four lanes or taken away for the next hour..
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"Vale back country. Three people died Monday near Silverton. Denver public schools updating the district search for a new superintendent. It's our goal to select the next leader of GPS by June of this year and to be poised and ready to begin the 21 22 school year with a new leader in place. The Board of Education Vice President Jennifer Bacon says the board has hired an executive search firm. Help with the search. The board hopes to identify and screen candidates this spring with the help from the community President Biden defending his nearly $2 trillion covert relief package after it received zero Republican votes today in the Senate. We do have the resources You get to full employment sooner. We do have the tools reduce a lot of suffering in this country. You just have to choose to use them. Republicans want to keep negotiating, saying the bill is too expensive. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene says she feels freed after being forced out of her house committee assignments. 11 Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues yesterday in the vote, accusing her of giving voice to extremist conspiracy theories. And condoning violence against Democrats. Christopher Plummer has died Every morning. You agree the actor known for high profile roles in the sound of music, the man who would be King and beginners. Christopher Plummer was 91 years old to make dough Industrials right now up, 82 points the S and P five. 500 gaining 15 the NASDAQ Up 55 Our Next news updates a 12 30 I'm Susan wicket on Keohane, NewsRadio, a 50 A M and 94 1 FM. Staying on top of your family's health is more important than ever this year, and getting an annual eye exam is.