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"tim obrien" Discussed on Michigan Policast

Michigan Policast

05:40 min | 8 months ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Michigan Policast

"Inaugurate a new segment segment. This week. We call work in progress stirs about our world where there's a challenge to the political or social status quo. We begin with a classic David Versus Goliath Story. Story a tiny community group in Highland Park Michigan over by Detroit is going head to head with a giant. DTE Energy and winning the organization is called Solar Solar Deity. It's a combination of solar solidarity the fight with DT began over streetlights in highland park and then grew from there. I talked we should be kid nichols of solidarity about how her group is taking on the powerful machine. Utility shoemaker. Thanks for joining us on the Pali cast. I Love David Versus Goliath stories. If you've had a two Luke Person Organization you're taking dte energy and you're winning. What is it exactly that spurred this whole battle I can go onto the creation story of solidarity garrity but I'll jump fast forward into the work from DC campaign which is galvanizing a lot of committee? Folks and EJ organizers Partners and even solidarity members to join in our fight to make sure that Allen Park has some justice in terms of the repossession of their street lights back in two thousand and eleven and to make sure that energy is safe affordable unhealthy for all of t's consumers there's always a lot of talk about environmental justice and how environmental injustice really impacts communities of color low income communities and the story of highland. Park is really kind of aquatic. When it comes to that it's something as simple streetlights? Yeah so it's as simple simple and tangible street lights but the streetlights represent a much. The bigger picture and a much stronger need to have some democracy and participation in the decision-making process and the way that communities are able to have input and put in practice self determination and where they get their energy from solidarity began with three folks down in the basement trying to figure out how they were. We're going to address the situation of the city making a decision to allow you to come in and repossess all of the street lights that were on the residential streets I with some leeway with the debt that was Dt Energy Iowa parks very poor Shuki. And you couldn't afford to keep watch on literally is a small city. It's hard hard of Detroit and the streets repossessed not just due to Either mismanagement of funds or through not having a community implem- process S. but it also was a think assemble for other folks in surrounding areas to Kinda know their place so detroit-hamtramck were even rural areas and saw the residents of highland park. Felt very left out of the conversation and solidarity was offspring of that lack accountability and ability to have input in the decision making process. And what we're talking about streetlights we're not just talking about aesthetics in your community it's also about your your basic safety fifty on the streets and you as the mother of two children are especially sensitive to having safe streets and street lights are part of that. Yeah it is it is but then also oh Masan being very young having the ability to see democracy real at realized is also just as important as having that voice in the decision-making process and having a safe streetlights is also very important as well. What are you trying to accomplish as you get in front of the Public Service Commission with your organization and Dt seeking seeking to get approval for its future plans from the state? What we're asking not to do is to go back to the drawing board and to make sure that community solar and when is included in their plan at this point there's more of a focus or the plants and the timeline in which they'll have those shutdown which is not enough even even though you're dealing with basically urban issue the response is something that goes far beyond urban energy definitely as we are having our community meetings and we're you're trying to connect with organizations like we people Michigan refining that a lot of the issues in terms of affordability and health and safety are across the entire state not just in urban areas? Now you start your very very small organization as I mentioned at the beginning of our chat yet. You're taking on one of the largest utilities in the mid west and and getting results. Are they kind of a little bit in shock. I haven't spoke directly to a DC representative but I would imagine that they are but again. It's the two of us us working in the organization. There's tons of folks that have signed onto the do-gooder page that we put up There's a lot of EJ organizations that are backing our work from ADT campaign pain in our part of our leadership team if people are interested in finding out more about organization may be helping out themselves regardless of where they are in the state of Michigan. How can they get in touch with you? So there's a couple of ways they can go to solidarity dot com the beginning of solidarity's S. O. U. L. It's just like solidarity and you can also go to Michigan Environmental Justice coalitions page. But what I WANNA push people to do is go to our do-gooder page age. We'll put links to all of your websites and how people can connect with you on our website to Michigan. PODCASTS DOT COM. So people can get in touch with you. Is this your her first. Effort is a community organizer. Work with your community to try to make something good happen. No this is my first experience organizing. But I will. I would say that is definitely my first experience tackling such a big monopoly utility company for about three years and before that I did organizing.

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"tim obrien" Discussed on Michigan Policast

Michigan Policast

09:42 min | 8 months ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Michigan Policast

"Star ever since her election in twenty eighteen. That chatter was elevated this week by an announcement from Speaker Nancy. Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer that she's been tapped to give the Democrats nationally televised response to Donald Trump's state of the Union Eurasian next month. And I think this is awesome. And I'm going to tell you why Michigan being being the battleground state that it is who is better to go up there and make the case for how Donald Trump has harmed Michigan. Donald Trump's gonNA talk in his State eight of the Union about what he knew well about himself and about probably pencil neck. Adam Schiff and he'll say all kinds of silly irrelevant Kevin. Thanks but he will talk about the economy and he's bringing jobs back and everything Gretchen. Whitmer is a great person to put up there representing Michigan representing the people. Oh who have been hurt by him and his his buffoonery. I can't help but wonder if Stephen Miller whoever's going to be writing trump's state eight of the Union speech will preemptively strike at Gretchen. Whitmer Take J. at her and and the Michigan economy or something to that effect so it makes it look as though she she is responding to that one thing that says for sure is that the Democratic Party sees her as a future star because both parties have typically used the state of the Union response. Aunts as a a sounding board for somebody who is an up and coming star in their party at least they thought was Last year for example was stacey. Abrams from Georgia. Who No question is one of the national stars before that representative Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts? I've heard that name Kennedy before Massachusetts. I'm not sure where Governor Nikki Haley. We did it for the Republicans Joni Ernst before that when she was running for the Senate Representative Cathy mcmorris. Rogers did it for the Republicans and fourteen she. She is now one of the top leaders in the House of Representatives for the Republicans Marco Rubio famously with the water bottle did it in both English and Spanish which was interesting. Governor Daniels of Indiana. And it goes back Paul Reid before he was speaker of the House. The one that really crack up governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia who ultimately was convicted of taking bribes and some Republicans in Michigan aren't taking this well and walk brought us. Some examples follow a facebook group that is promoting John on James for US Senate and these are some of the comments. They actually posted the Nancy. Pelosi's press release right on their site and these are some of the comments pretty amazing one person Ron Kuby. It's writes her and Soros are probably bedtime partners. Yuck Deborah Adams we need to get rid of all the dead people. On Wing counties voting lists all dead people voting for Democrats. Dennis Nemec wrote fix the roads. Bitch Julia McGuire useless. Pos piece of Shit Scott Got Wyler. WHO said the plan was in California New York Than Michigan? I hear the new Democrat plan is to give all illegals driver's licenses so they could participate in voter fraud and keep the workers paying for them. Carry Hook writes. It's which were not whitmer. Get on your broom and fly back to Oz. Carry Sooner Schwartz. Like I'd waste my time listening to this Bimbo. Mike Obolensky rights can't trust thing. The so-called women says perfect person to deliver a liberal response. Steve Steve Larson writes her. Next job will be working straight down the street in front of the Capitol in Lansing in a place called Omar's now for those lansing. Omar's is a topless bar and Jeddah rights fix the dam road. You lying bitch. Recall her trainer to our state no more refugees deport illegals. It's not rocket science. It's exclamation point all caps of course and a Robert. Brian Scott writes twit Mersch views. Nothing but loose fecal matter every time she speaks. I love a good political political discussion. These people are just not going to the park. That's that's some high quality stuff right there. Why goodness social she'll media they hide behind it and and they're so low information to begin with? I really misogyny I mean woman on woman misogyny. That's that's good stuff you know and Anyway so so yeah. So let's do some quick takes Walter. You Ready Yeah couple of quick fix first of all fixed the damn roads chapter Seventeen Christine Christine Governor Whitman state of the State is this Wednesday January twenty nine th seven. PM where she is expected to talk about Proposing posing a bond to get some infrastructure on your way and of course a bind would involve the state taking on some debt. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce has already expressed some support in. You know that under the right conditions this would be a good idea and because it sounds like it might be a good idea that gop and the legislature have already expressed their opposition. Senator Roger Victory from Hudsonville. He's working on a bill that would require the legislature agreement for road focused on sales that exceed one hundred million dollars and this would not get governor whitmer signature of course but Roger. Victory says the bill is to raise awareness and spur conversation because he wants a quote unquote mature conversation on the issue. And I'm just going to say Hashtag misogyny in Shirke says this kind of thing is one of the last things he would want to consider. Chatfield says I before. He's going to consider anything like this. He wants all of the gas taxes to be put into the roads which of course with take money from education. If we have a minute and I know these are quick takes but if we have a minute let me compare this to the pension obligation bonds which was proposed by West West Michigan Policy Forum at the behest of the GOP leadership last year. It was a ten billion dollar pension obligation by berry risky riskier than a general obligation John and Chatfield said I'm glad to have these different options and Shirke said we're considering every option. It's just opposition to anything Gretchen. Whitmer is GonNa do you period okay next to a few Michigan Sylla's GM more than two billion dollars. Amy How does that happen. It called mega tax discredits for a reason. The acronym stands for Michigan Economic Growth Authority but in practical terms. They often spell the fleecing of state tax payers in the past the GM hid behind confidentiality agreements on their tax deals with the state but this public disclosure of two point two seven billion tax giveaways as something new. What I find interesting thing? Is that good jobs. I really To subsidy tracker GM is usually at the top those are piecing together different communities giving tax credits. So apparently Elliott's is much much more than this been disclosed in the past the terms require that retention of about thirty five thousand employees. GM currently has about forty eight thousand the books so they could potentially pink slip thirteen thousand workers and keep their tax on us and the new deal that state struck GM will require the investment of three point five five billion over the next decade to create new job opportunities. Michigan is known for their mega-deals someday came in third in the nation behind California and I can't recall a southern state. Our final quick take. This is for people who love Expensive High Tech Toys. You will finally be able to buy and service a Tesla in the state eight of Michigan. Now Michigan's got very strange law that was passed under the Snyder Administration. The basically says that you have to buy a car from a certified dealer that that is franchised by the manufacturer. This was pushed through by the Michigan Auto Dealers Association because they are a very very powerful lobby group they have been for decades and they certainly. We didn't want the competition from Tesla which was selling direct to the consumer. It also says finally that Tesla owners will be able to get their cars fixed in Michigan again because until now Tesla was prohibited from having company owned repair facilities in the state and Tesla owner had to take their cars to Ohio or Chicago to get their cars affixed realistically. You couldn't take it to the repair shop down the street because the cars are just so different. I've ridden in their top of the line. Tesla I think it costs about eighty grand. It is is the coolest car I've ever been in. It was so much fun to drive. Of course I can't afford it. It almost drives itself. You've probably seen the videos on Youtube of people literally napping while their car drives down the freeway which is very unsafe yet. There haven't been any accidents as a result of that. If the technology is just amazing I've written and watch the car actually pull out onto a freeway pass other traffic and then get off at the exit where we wanted to get off without the driver doing thing. It is an amazing piece of engineering and finally my friends who owned Tesla's in Michigan. We'll we'll get them fixed here and if they want to upgrade and get a new one here if you recall about ten twelve years ago. The auto industry was talking about the Toyota Prius and how it was going to be way too expensive and they couldn't create electric cars and so forth. They were saying it cost sixty seventy thousand dollars in. Its come way down in price. So I imagine the Tesla will too as S. Increase their market share. The price will come down one of the challenges that the industry is GonNa have to deal with. And I've I've run into myself. I've got one hundred twenty five thousand miles on my Chevy volt old and I really need to put a new drive battery into it. It's GonNa cost me seven thousand dollars to do that. This is definitely a step in the right direction. I think for this kind of technology low. No I remain. A Chevy girl reminds me of the movie Tucker a man and his dream which is about a pro. I think his name was Preston. Tucker who had the innovative automobile right after World World War Two and he was basically crushed by the big. Three automakers did want the competition house a great movie. I remember that movie. Find it wherever it is. It's on Netflix. Show word is and make a point of watching as it's a wonderful movie.

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"tim obrien" Discussed on Michigan Policast

Michigan Policast

02:13 min | 8 months ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Michigan Policast

"I think you're gonNA see the numbers really shift hole up between now in the middle of the really interesting thing for me about that interview. And he was in Tim was talking about pragmatic progressives. Who Want someone who has delivered and they kind of referred to Bloomberg as the safest man to vote for our away? I really thought that that was like a spot on message for them. You know and he. He talked about Mike Not Wanting to be a divider in the Democratic primary and so on a Mike Bloomberg could win a general I think but he would never win Democratic primary. That just wouldn't work for him. So it makes sense that he jumps right into the general now what he brings to the general. I'm just not sure I Zeke and I. I may have said this last week. But if you're a voter who wants that pragmatic person and you. You know you want somebody who has what you think is business acumen who can be a really practical governing type person. He's attractive in that way he's also doesn't have to worry about going dollar offer dollar with Donald Trump and I personally think he's the one who scares trump the most because he's Donald Trump's strong points in his mind at least are his business background and his ability to raise money Bloomberg can double up on them on both of those things. Bloomberg's a much more successful businessman and Bloomberg's Richard and God. I think he peels away. That middle that group. Would you say the ten percent in the middle who maybe went with trump because they wanted an outsider. They wanted a strong man and to go in. Who Do some things that weren't typical politics? Those people who are now feeling let down or feeling like they could do better Bloomberg Bloomberg would be attractive to them I. They've never so far. I don't think anyone has seen him stammer or make the gaffes that Joe Biden has made over his in his career. See that is just a gaffe machine anyway. But he's he's overcoming it. It's sort of like Reagan with Teflon Reagan. All sorts of crazy do things that didn't really matter. Governor Whitman has long been whispered as a potential national political will.

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"tim obrien" Discussed on Michigan Policast

Michigan Policast

11:38 min | 8 months ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Michigan Policast

"At Donald Trump. I am running to defeat. Donald Trump twenty sixteen. I warned that Donald Trump was a dangerous demagogue when the Republican Congress wouldn't hold him accountable. I want to work helping run winning campaigns and twenty one house seats it's time for the Senate to act and and remove trump from office. And if they won't do their jobs this November you went I will. I'm Mike Bloomberg and I approve discussing. It always helps to have fifty five billion dollars. If you want to be president of the United States I was looking at the numbers from acronym some folks track spending on social media and in the last week that they reported Mike Bloomberg sped in one week on facebook and Google. Seven point. Seven million dollars. Tom Steiner the other billionaire. One point six million Ryan trump spent eight hundred thousand Bernie. Sanders was the leading Democrat at five hundred ninety one thousand dollars in other words about eight percent of what Mike Bloomberg sped. And that is it's showing up in the numbers is he's just inundating the world it's full employment for TV stations in political consultants and one of those people who's a political consultant of the campaign a senior adviser. Tim O'Brien in New York and he joins us on how Mike Bloomberg clients to close the gap in Michigan Tim. O'Brien as you know the key to winning the the presidency is goes right through. The mid West goes right through Michigan. Donald Trump carried the state by ten thousand plus votes in the two thousand sixteen election. What changes how does Mike Bloomberg win? Pennsylvania Win Michigan Wisconsin. So you can win the White House. Well I think there's a lawful lot of voters in all three of those states but specifically in Michigan who feel it see right now they they WANNA get rid of Donald Trump. But they don't feel like they've got a candidate in the Democratic Party that they can fully get behind and and I think for pragmatic progressives who want someone who's already governed complex city. WHO's had a lot of accomplishments as philanthropist Anna business person and who cares for progressive issues and has actually delivered solutions on a wide variety of fronts? Whether it's job creation health care infrastructure or or. They have that person Mike Bloomberg and they have a person who can actually beat trump in the general election. I think for for people who don't WanNa wake up next November with Donald Trump still in the white the house. Mike Bloomberg is there man and we've got a very robust ground operation in Michigan and in in across the whole country. Already frankly to help make voters odors aware of Mike. Bloomberg's full story His history as a self made man somebody who got through high school and college bootstrapping himself relied on loans to get through college while he was working as a parking lot attendant and then went on to very successful careers obviously. A businessman philanthropist. Mayor that that he's someone they can can safely and reliably back in this year in the most crucial election in our lives to be Donald Trump in the campaign. You've probably been the most aggressive of any of the candidates in taking on trump directly on a variety of issues tactically. Why did you decide to to focus specifically on the the president in that really kind of ignore the the opposition in the primaries? Well because I think first and foremost Mike Bloomberg sees this election is a referendum on the competence competence and the character of Donald Trump. We WanNA ask voters in Michigan if they feel better off now than they felt three years ago and if they don't why we have a good idea why they may not feel that way and what kind of problems they want solved. We want to focus on meeting the needs of voters addressing the problems. They're they're concerned about taking the battle directly to Donald Trump because we can both at the primary level and at the general election level simultaneously I think Mike Admires all all of the other Democrats who are contending right now. He just isn't confident that they have the wherewithal and artillery and backgrounds needed take econ trump and beat him so he doesn't feel he wants to do anything to divide the party he would really like to unite people and he's a person I think who's is a good bridge between both the progressive and moderate wings of the party. I think Democrats are GONNA win. They can't focus and beating up each other they got to focus on trump. And that's what might decided to write out of the gates you mentioned in your first comments infrastructure among other things Michigan has become sort of the poster child for bad infrastructure. Thanks to the water crisis crisis in flint but also our governor campaigned on fixing the damn rose which are the worst in the nation and has got nowhere with her Republican legislature. So far we've got P. Faucet contamination. Why should Michigan voters believe the Mike? Bloomberg's the person is going to respond infrastructure We've just gone through three years with a president who keeps promising a trillion in dollar or two trillion dollar infrastructure program. And so far he's come up about a trillion dollars short. That's yet another broken trump. Promise you know. I don't know a few saw this week. But micro out a new infrastructure plan that is a trillion dollar plan that includes rapid transit through education of roads and bridges and tunnels and build on his experience of having already delivered around things like this as the mayor of New York and the infrastructure problem album by the way. It is obviously bleak in Michigan. But I've been in Wisconsin Pennsylvania Arizona and North Carolina as part of this the My most recent trips I'm about to Texas and Florida and in all of those states Welt infrastructure is a mess and one common thread uniting. Those problems in every state are Republican and legislatures who have decided to make the delivery of what we once considered to be commonly value public goods whether it's infrastructure healthcare quality education education to be the sort of idiological ping pong balls that they can have fun tossing back and forth while clearing the Democrats out of any say in actually really delivering these services and under serving voters. So there's a real problem at the legislative level with I think a Republican chokehold on the legislative process and one of the things that Mike has been doing. A candidate is supporting get out the vote campaigns in every state and also down ballot races in every state as part tired of his presidential bid. All of that is part and parcel of of his desire to build a machine that will benefit the party to build a machine that will be able to put it. The foot of whoever whoever the Democratic nominee is so we can beat Donald Trump and we can also revivify the party and we also have a meaningful role in states. That need to make sure that the legislators they're still don't deprive voters of things. They really need like infrastructure. The only way to do this is to get back to just good. Old Brass tacks democratic policies like having a thoughtful but robust several government. That knows how to reasonably use the the regulatory and financial half of the federal government in partnerships with the best members of the private sector to deliver these things to to to to voters and residents attendance. Because it's things they need they're not they're not placed playthings another issue on jobs. It's been forcefully a outlined. I think more so. Oh by Andrew Yang than anybody else in the campaign but people just talked about it a lot as well for the midwest isn't increasingly manufacturing is becoming much more capital intensive and much it's less labour-intensive which means fewer jobs producing with the same output. How D- How does the Bloomberg Administration address this transition and our economy? Well well that's a great question because like your infrastructure question you noted that the president trump promised to one trillion dollar infrastructure plan. He also promised when he ran back in two thousand sixteen that he was going to bring manufacturing jobs back to states like Michigan. Thirty was gonNA also bring back farming jobs and and lead this broader rebound bound in in what were once great middle-class jobs and of course that hasn't happened and instead he's appealed to people's racism awesome by blaming it on immigration and Mexican Brown Mexican immigrants coming over the southern border or the yellow peril coming out of China. When the real reason? A lot of this has happened is that we have innovation an economy in motion. That has left some folks by the wayside and are responsible for the sidey focuses on meeting those those actual realities Through things like job training social safety nets and other tools we can use to help people transition to new well paying paying jobs and and be realistic about the jobs. We're not going to get back. Donald Trump has not been realistic about that. He's lied to his constituents and he's essentially actually run one of the most successful cons in modern times by promising to voter that he cares about their problems in the workplace but he really doesn't and that's been evident didn't I think throughout his entire presidency. One thing I find really intriguing here. You hear a lot of grumbling of course about billionaires trying to buy the presidency and all that but one thing that I find really different different between Bloomberg and president trump it seems. President trump is using the White House to line his own pockets and Mike quite honestly. He's got so much money. The teak probably does is better than the United States anyway. There's really no point in him trying to light his pocket through the garden because he's already ranked the ninth richest man in the world. How much more is there? Yeah I mean and you know in so many ways you know Mike Bloomberg is everything. Donald Trump claims to be. But isn't Mike is an authentically successful businessman. He is an authentically successful multi-billionaire clean-air he's a philanthropist to actually donated billions to society. It hasn't looted his own charity. Like trump has he's been a successful public servant and his interest. I didn't Public Servant Service. Trump's just use the oval office as as as a as a personal walmart. You know Mike sees this election as the culmination Asian of his life's work. I think you can buy exposure with the kind of wealth. Mike has but you can't buy an election if you could simply by election Tom Star wouldn't be pulling in the single digits as you know Mike Bloomberg's already pulling extremely well in Michigan and that's because voters what is real story as he's not just a rich guy on a vanity run. He's someone who cares about solving elving people's problems and getting it done and a lot of the issues that he cares about doubling the minimum wage improving education addressing immigration flaws. Better K K.. Through twelve education more affordable community college accessible high quality healthcare aren't typical rich guy issues. He's bread and butter issues for working class people and middle class people and he cares deeply about those trump has never cared about those things at all. The other thing is Mike Bloomberg is actually created. Aided jobs you know he's he's created tens of thousands of jobs at Bloomberg L P he created over five hundred thousand jobs as the mayor of New York and he did that to to a mix of innovation. He brought new industries into the city and he also put a safety net among under other people who are struggling and I think he wants to nationalize those things as president is an Tim. O'Brien thank you so much for taking time to join us. Thank you all real pleasure. One thing that's intriguing about this campaign so far in Michigan only two candidates have stayed offices Elizabeth as with Warren Open one up a long time ago and Bloomberg opened one up and of course Bloomberg spending all the money in Michigan right now everybody else is just kind of treading water the Sanders Enders people the Grassroots Campaign for Sanders. Probably the best organized but when it comes to formal structure Mike Blowers way ahead of the rest of them..

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"tim obrien" Discussed on Michigan Policast

Michigan Policast

05:30 min | 8 months ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Michigan Policast

"Primary. Maria's absentee ballots start showing up in mailboxes. New polling from Baldwin Wallace College shows that Michigan's delegates are very much up for grabs and also this shows a lot of very bad news for Donald Trump. The poll focused on Midwestern states including Michigan which swung trump in two thousand sixteen. But it doesn't bode well for him this time. Only twenty seven percent of Michigan Women would consider voting for him and fifty three percent of the respondents said they will vote for whoever is the Democratic nominee which may include include viral. Meme of his opponent being broken. Roomba going around in circles. Also I found this very interesting that ten percent of trump voters will dump him. I'm depending on who the Democratic nominee is so That's I don't know whether they're talking about Bernie or whatever So that's just remains to be seen. Ain't you know the numbers. I really like to go through this whole because some of the things they founder absolutely fascinating. We hear that the mid West is really up for grabs and it was close. Last Avenue closed this time but these numbers from a very large wasn't online polls. We have to be a little careful. There was only people that had Internet access that participated but they swear on a a stack of academic bibles that the sample is good. For example in Michigan. It shows that forty six point eight percent said they would vote for the Democratic Party candidate. Thirty three point nine percent on overall for trump and you've got a large never trump component as well the never trump component in Michigan. I almost certain vote against Donald Trump. No matter who the Democratic nominee is for president forty nine point one percent in Michigan. That is a huge hurdle for him very very big number when you get into issues listen motivation Again it all numbers. That favoured the Democrats the number one issue in Michigan according to the poll really. There's three issues that matter. The number one in the polling a slim margin was economic issues which they always are that works to the president's advantage to avoid but even in Michigan you've got the situation where a lot of people are underemployed or working two jobs jobs number two is healthcare and this is amongst all people all voters who was twenty six percents of that was the number one issue for them and number three was security issues terrorism from foreign policy and Border Security and right now I don't know if that works for against trump but certainly the healthcare works for the Democrats Economics. Who Does it's it's it's really hard are to read depends on where you're at In the spectrum economically the other thing that was really interesting as of this point the favourite in Michigan and the surprises me in the in the the primary where we are now. Voting is Joe Biden with twenty seven percent then yet Bernie Sanders at twenty one point six or thirteen point six on sure it a ten point six the reason this is significant now you see sanders surge national. He's got a great organization in Michigan but because of early voting people are voting. Now this is about about a primary or the votes won't be counted for another month. Actually about another five weeks but a lot of people are voting right now. I know I'm not going to and my ballot shows up in the mail of Wade into last second suck but the fact that Joe Biden starts out in front is a big advantage for him because early voting and Bloomberg's not in house numbers Bloomberg's in the numbers but he is deep down. He's at nine percent. I think Bloomberg does better though in those general election polls you're right. Christine Bloomberg had the largest margin barely four four in a head to head with trump. But the thing can't take into account because it hasn't happened yet is what happens in those first four contests were Bernie Sanders right now. Apparently is leading in both Leioa in New Hampshire. If you believe the polling Joe Biden is leading in South Carolina who knows what's going on in Nevada and then you've got Super Tuesday week before our primary all of those will certainly we have a big influence on what happens in Michigan but for now it's it's a biden looking state. Everything is really confusing when you put these polls together like I'm looking at this one poll from Des Moines Register. CNN survey two weeks ago fifty. Five percent of the Democrats want someone who who is more moderate than most Democrats seriously then why sanders surging. It's it's bizarre. You know like I said you have different polls at work care but it's just hard to. If so many different choices you can have like a radical someone who is going to radically change things or you could have a you know Joe Joe Biden. He's just kind of going to return to normalcy. That's his campaign or you can have the combination. I think you'll when we talk with Mike Bloomberg's people in just a few moments it's I think you'll hear that Bloomberg believe he kind of the combination of somebody who's going to shake up things a little bit but at the same time he has a record of getting things done the other number in this poll. I think's really significant as United States. Senate right now. Gary Peters Forty one point nine John James Thirty two point two a huge twenty-five percent undecided. That is a challenge for Jerry. Peters that definitely is one of the things that I saw it was a separate poll from this one That Biden supporters Are More likely to go with the second or third choice Whereas like Andrew Yang that? What's really surprised me was that his supporters are Yang or no one pretty much whereas Biden flexible? So that's a good thing for Michigan that if they don't get their first choice they'll go with the second choice if you watch television even occasionally. Yeah I've seen ads for one of the candidates. Michael Bloomberg has already dropped nearly seven million dollars in Michigan. TV Ads and his ads take direct aim.

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"tim obrien" Discussed on Michigan Policast

Michigan Policast

03:29 min | 8 months ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Michigan Policast

"That's trying to push them to contact their lawmaker. The third thing is someone us in acted in a few states already but it's total gift-ban between lobbyists decline ans- lawmakers and their families right. Now we have situations where lobbyists are spending thousands of dollars on individual lawmakers over the course of the year wining and dining them to influence them on public policy. Frankly Brinkley's legal bribery and it's not just limited to food and drinks. There are concert tickets. There are trips. junkets things like that and we just think it's better to and that type of practice so again lawmakers were doing what's best for their constituents not basically decisions off of who got the best perks from which lobbyists and the last piece of this. The fourth one is really kind of original concept that I think will actually help improve some of the abysmal transparency rankings. We have here in the state. Ah We need to get foyer reformed on but we think that this could be a good complement to that effort as well. And that's a lobbying walk so right now lobbyists required to file at least two times a year. And it's there's not much information. There were proposing is a system where both lobbyists as well as lawmakers lawmakers will have to report their interactions with each other when they met which client the lobbyists is working on behalf of the General Broad Area Korea of topic discussion. In what having lobbyists and lawmakers will allow us to do is to have to records to compare and contrast that way we can spot. Check these things in look for holes in any of the reporting so those are kind of the main floor pieces of this and we think that they would go a long way in improving transparency and accountability in lansing and across state okay. Let's just talk the logistics of this just a little bit. You and I have both been involved in statewide ballot campaigns before had to collect a lot of signatures right. Now you've got because because of the various parts of state law you have to collect about five hundred five hundred fifty thousand signatures and you've got about four months to do it. That either takes one a lot of volunteers in the thousands or to a lot of money in the millions. How are you going to do it? We think we can do with both ways. I mean we're not leaving anything off the table. Paying a signature firm is definitely definitely an option. We knew that this was going to be a popular proposal but the amount of phone calls and emails and even the comments comments sections which are notably a toxic place on the Internet have been overwhelmingly positive so we think that there could be a very strong volunteer effort associated with this campaign. We've also been talking to some of our partners in the progressive space as far as organizations. Go we're getting a lot of support bears. Well this will obviously be your thinking. This could be over over a million dollar campaign. We know groups like the Chamber of Commerce will probably fight us to the nail. We're working on on building the infrastructure around this campaign and we thank thank God despite the Tall Hill that we have to Klein. Were convinced that we're going to have enough friends in support within the coalition. Get that done if people want to help out how did they. We're GONNA touch with you so they can go to close lansing loopholes dot com and they can join our email list of. We're still working out some of the behind the scenes infrastructure to start building a volunteer base within the coalition. But that's something that we're working hard to do right now and like a set of already got a handful of folks. Go input in there who called our office today out of the Blue those lansing loopholes dot com. You.

"tim obrien" Discussed on Michigan Policast

Michigan Policast

12:06 min | 8 months ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Michigan Policast

"Let's start though with our good buddy Senator Peter Lucido when last we chatted he was facing an investigation for pinkish statements made regarding a twenty two year old Capitol Reporter. He imply she might want to get it on with an entire classroom of high school boys or vice versa. Amy Now the Republican bad boys facing more formal complaints one from one of his colleagues colleagues in one from an outside source. What's going on with our boy? Peter yes State Senator Mallory MC moral out of the Detroit area maybe any sexual harassment complaint against GOP. Senator Majority Whip Peter La- Saito close on the heels of a claim from twenty two year old journalist reporting on his inappropriate remarks remarks to her made in front of a class of high school. Age Boys MIC moral says Lucille Mehta lewd suggestion while touching her inappropriately Little bit too low on the backside Macedo categorically denies the accusation but today Chad livengood of crain's Detroit broke story that there is a third woman with the story story identical to Senator Rick Morals. This kind of offensive behavior is rarely a one off. It's almost always a pattern. And we're seeing a pattern here and you know the reason you get those patterns and a lot of times. The reason that people speak up is because they're angry that instead of owning it you've denied it and and she's Osborne is quoted as saying he's blatantly denying something that's identical to what happened to me. That happens to a lot of women you know. They're willing for whatever reason to move beyond what has happened. But when you start to deny it at that makes them angry and then they joined the sisterhood. They come out and tell their stories race. This is by no means that offensively CDO his behavior is apparently reprehensible but this is predates him for an awful long time. It's been going on forever. It's sort of like those saying well. They had the casting couch at Hollywood for all those years and nobody complained so Harvey Weinstein shouldn't be convicted. It's the same sort of thing. Not as serious certainly as wide. We Know Lisa as far as we know but it is something that you know catch up with the Times man this. This is very yesterday behavior. It's just not tolerated anymore. Exactly I'm I'm sixty exte- one years old and I know that when I was younger in my twenties and thirties and in the workforce we could not speak up We would get in trouble with personnel department for speaking up and calling out sweat entre inappropriate behavior fan of watching madman when that was on. AMC and that was the behavior in the sixties they've got up had whole episodes Built around that theme you know. Basically women were there to please them in protest ornaments. Apparently now in last week's pod one of our comments about the situation rubbed a listener at the wrong way in our discussion of the Lucido situation. There were comments misogyny in some other public figures among those other public figures former state senator and current political podcasters. Mr Bill Ballinger. He someone I've known and worked with sporadically for almost fifty years. Now Mr Ballinger was very upset with what we had to say. He responded in an email. And here's what he he said. There's not one iota of evidence in my life personal or professional that. I've indulged misogyny of any sort. Mainly because of incapable of it. Most people would describe me as absorb rather than as someone who thinks or speaks of women disparagingly or in a negative way for the record. I was the prime sponsor in the Michigan legislature of the equal rights amendment when Michigan was one of the first states to ratify it. My staff in the Senate was one of only two. That was all female by chief. Deputy whom I pointed at the Old Department of licensing and regulation under Milliken Alikhan was a well known democratic woman and all three of my deputies. Were women the only State Department so structured. I recruited a record number of women for Governor Milliken to appoint dozens to you state boards and commissions putting an all time high number and percentage of females in those positions. Mike papers documenting. All of us are in the Archives of the State of Michigan. You can check it out and I would just add one thing I had to look up the word Orios. I don't even know for pronouncing it correctly. It means having her showing an excessive or submissive fineness for one's wife. I'd I'd like to respond to that because I'm the one who made the comment when I was talking about the subtle misogyny that you see in reporting bill ballinger was one of the people I mentioned and to be fair. I did not give any examples. This was my opinion based on having followed his work over so many years because his writing his punditry his commentary take that kind of thing a couple of things first of all. I'm glad that he wrote in. That's what we want. People to do is respond if they find something that they want to challenge us on or add to whatever and I recognize that he did all of those things and all of those things that he mentioned are very much appreciated but the reason that I still say. Hey there is some subtle misogyny at work here. Is that when you use a word like petulant to describe a governor as woman governor and you have never ever use that word on a man. That's misogyny and I went back and looked guys. I looked for comments on verge. Minero on Andy Dillon. Both men in leadership positions that could be accused of doing dumb childish stupid things. Now we're going to get milk from them. AM I. pollock ESTA gmail.com people and never did you see commentary like that. In fact the only criticism that I really saw verged Venero who could fairly be called petulant because he was always shouting at something was that he wanted to build sidewalks in an area. That Bill Ballenger didn't think they were necessary and Ballinger said that they would only be used by power walking women from Moore's part so this isn't the first time he's been called Or that the word misogyny has been directed at him because it was directed at him back then to when your complaint about something Burge Venero wants to do involves a particular kind of woman and this is why subtle title. Sexism is so difficult to deal with because it doesn't mean that you hate women it doesn't mean that you're anti woman it just means that there's a difference there era that's negative. It's harder to document. It's harder to call out because people say it's being taken out of context and I would reference the study that I cited last week. There'll be more studies that I can link to in the show notes but it's a damaging thing and so yes I I say that it is there a recognized that he probably. Oh he doesn't hate women that's not at all what I meant and I didn't mean to undermine any of the work that he did but it is there and I will just keep pointing to the word petulant in pointing to phrases like power walking limit as my evidence for that having said all of that I would recommend people listening to his podcast is pretty darn good vine on I tunes arrive at a different kind of ethics and behavior issue at the Capitol is is the relationship between lobbyists and public officials. Michigan has the worst record for public accountability of any state in the nation. It's a huge scandal waiting to happen. Part of the response is a citizen petition. Drive to throw some sunshine on lobbying of public officials progress Michigan which is a presenting sponsor of of the podcast is leading an effort to amend the state constitution to create some safeguards. Now there are a handful of things in this amendment that they're proposing the no one that has come under the most criticism so far is that it bans gift giving you know and that includes meals or gifts of any value by lobbyists to lawmakers but it also includes you know adding a cooling off period. So you can't go right from being a lawmaker to being a lobbyist it would require that lobbyists in public officials does make public record of all of their communications. The definition of lobbyists would be expanded. So there's really a number of things that are included it in this but rich studly at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has already come out and said this is you brought. It would prohibit a cup of coffee and no one abandoned their principles for a cup a coffee and it should apply to union lobbyists as well as corporate lobbyists. I I mean. It's not really substantive criticism of the proposal here because a proposal applies to everyone and It's not banning just cups of coffee. I think it was Michigan Campaign Finance. It's network reported five hundred forty thousand dollars of lobbyists expenses in the first seven months of twenty nineteen and food and beverage. So we'll have more information. Listen about the proposal and I will also include some tweets that happened yesterday between rich. Dudley and Lonnie Scott which this is really interesting? And we'll have more links shouts and we're joined by. Sam England the Deputy Director of Progress Michigan Sam. There are a lot of political reform. The issues out there that you could have taken on. Why was lobbying reform at the top of the list? Why is that what you're going after? It's two fold one. I think it's a pretty pretty common sentiment that people don't have a lot of faith in our public institutions anymore they think elected officials are corrupt They think lobbyists are running the show uh-huh and we think that this type of lobbying reform to hold law-makers accountable bring more transparency to the lobbying process in opening the window to some of those backroom conversations can go a long way in helping people have faith in these public institutions. That are so important to everybody's this daily lives. Secondly lobbying reform is necessary because frankly lobbyist run the show in lansing when you combine term limits. So we have this constant Kronstadt revolving door of lawmakers and you combine the millions of dollars that are being spent on a regular basis by a lobbyist obvious to influence our lawmakers. We thought it was necessary to kind of rain. In some of that culture and restore people's faith in government restore some transparency transparency. To Michigan are worse kept secret that we have the worst ethics in transparency rankings in the entire country all effort to make a government that is more accountable to the people and decisions are being made that a reflective of the will of the people rather than the ways of lobbyists one of the key reforms within your proposal is ending the revolving revolving door between lobbying and legislating. Something with term. Limits is a real problem. Because you've got people that come to lansing and they're almost immediately auditioning for jobs. There's a lobbyist. There are four real main points to our our proposal and they're kind of finer details under each one but I'll hit on those because I think they all build on each other nicely late and are really kind of equal weight so hitting on that first one ending the revolving door we are proposing a two year cooling off period from the time when public officials leave office and when they can become lobbyists. Like you said well I mean I think that there are quite a few Elected officials who who are auditioning for new jobs as lobbyists in the waning days of their terms of great example of that would be Brian. Kelly with what. We saw with develop initiatives around earn paid six hundred minimum wage. The Snyder Administration did exactly what business lobby including the small business association wanted them to do by going forward with this adopted amend gutting type strategy and then Brian Kelly wound up working for s Bam as the president literally days after the New Year So that's one two year cooling off period ending the revolving door the second thing is requiring more transparency and public disclosure in public communications. That's aimed at influencing elected officials. So that's you know radio ADS billboards. TV COMMERCIALS ADS on facebook. That say call your Senator Call All your state representative. Tell them to vote no on this tell them to do x Y and Z. And this is something that you would affect progress Michigan but we think that there should be a public disclaimer on all those types of material bills in reports made to the secretary of state as well so that people can know who it is..

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"tim obrien" Discussed on Podcast Insider

Podcast Insider

04:04 min | 1 year ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Podcast Insider

"Way to get through and get in the queue to us to guarantee someone is going to see your ticket and if you you know if you've sent five tickets it's probably GonNa do nothing more than in a way that the team a little bit so we understand that you're trying to get something done or maybe you're having a hard time publishing something believe me we want. We want to help you. the as quick as we can but we're not you know we're not a the company that has twenty one million dollars in revenue every year and in ten support people we just we just don't have that here so were smaller and but we do our best to get to you and know y'all know that and I know at times even I can be patient with companies if they don't respond but the world is not going to implode. You'll be okay hate to say that that way but his people are saying no a you have to listen to me now now and beloit understand the impatience but we try to get to you within twenty four hours during Business Week and likely the same on weekends obviously obviously generally. It's much faster than that but that's what we try to adhere to Oh yeah and like I said I don't want this to be a big complaint section of every podcast but you know we. We had a couple of instances this last week. Where you know some very impatient? People were were blasting us on social. Oh and everything yes. That'll get our attention but we please don't do that. Just give us a little time. We will get to I promise and being in the Blueberry podcasting casting community on our the blueberry group on facebook. There's a lot of other podcasters there that will often step in and provide some guidance when we're not not available so it's important for you to be part of our blueberry facebook group and that is you know your quickest way to get response to challenges if you're over on the podcast movement facebook group or something like that you're GonNa get AH lots of opinions and most of those are going to be people pitching edging other services to you when you're just trying to get a question answered so feel free to to email us and two and let us know and we'll we'll get you set up and and as quick as we can so I think I've killed at dead horse. Haven't I yet we're all set there. I think horses not going anywhere that's right well. We want to thank everyone for tuning into insiders our pleasure bringing this show to you and it's GonNa be a rapid fire events here over the next week because of the international podcast day we're going to be on twice on International Podcast Day so definitely Gordon podcasts dot com look at the schedule over there. You're going to want to join our sessions. I'm going to be giving a presentation about RSS Assess and basically the future of our assess where we are where we Benton was was been well respected at two different events. I've presented it at this past weekend at outlier and the weekend before that Midlantic podcast conference so and then Mike and Mackenzie and probably but even I will join in in rural GonNa talk about some best practices and what did we end up coming with a title of the the top things that every podcasters Haad castors should know about their own podcast there we go and this is a key because we're definitely seeing a lot of people that don't know basic stuff of that. They should know about their own show. So we look forward to presenting international podcast course we'll be here next week but this shows well next Thursday and then just boom boom boom lots of stuff so we'll hope that you'll celebrate international podcast with us on September twenty ninth and thirtieth and but and that's it right Mike we're out of here yeah. We'll.

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"tim obrien" Discussed on Podcast Insider

Podcast Insider

12:19 min | 1 year ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Podcast Insider

"I won an award this past year the podcast did it. The Public Relations Society of America has an awards program called the silver and Bulls Lebron's handbills. Those are the highest awards they give and this one here won a bronze Yambol honorable mention this year second place in the podcast in category. The first place podcast was a branded podcast from Jack Daniels called around the bear on and shaping opinion came second to that and so I I view that as positive reinforcement basement and it's actually pretty similar podcast in format to around the barrel which an interview podcast and it's not just as around the barrels note Arou- not always about about alcohol and spirits you know this isn't all about pr so that's pretty much been the approach and I every now and then I hear from people. Did I never expected to hear from I I did an episode on a topic that was serious. Topic and I got a call from an editor at a big national newspaper who just wanted to talk about it. They didn't have they didn't want that didn't WanNa correct me on anything or whatever it was is it sparked them to get in touch and they sent me an email and I sent them an email and we ended up talking on the phone for about forty five minutes about that episode and that's really been in the rewarding thing about doing podcast I I'm connecting with people that I never thought I'd connect with in addition to downloads in addition to awareness and people in my industry now when they talked to me and this is this has been a year in the making but people will say you're the guy with the podcast so so so it is it is starting to I guess make a difference as far as my awareness level in my business congratulations on the award I was as a podcast movement in around the barrel. The Jagannath team sponsored an evening event and for speakers and folks at were sponsors servers and and it was real nice and they did a no it was a good good job. Mom them promoting it so it sounds to me like you're you're in good company but I think you know what I found really universally over time is that you started this really from ground level. You did it for yourself if you're doing it for yourself but it's also helping your business at the same time. Now you're starting to get a little momentum often. Tell podcasters you gotta get this a couple of years to percolate it takes a little time for show to kind of especially if it's brand new the kind of start to bubble and pick up momentum so I think what you'll you probably see and this is just me predicting years over the next year. You're going to find out what this show is capable of doing. Because it kind of just takes a year to Kinda and get get going and then at the same time you've done ninety some interviews well now. You've probably found your voice and even though each interview may be a little different as is getting easier and better to direct the conversation now yes definitely and I definitely appreciate appreciate your feedback and your your insights on that because you've been doing this for so long and you you kind of know how these things cycle but definitely it's gotten easier what I saw it would be. I was open minded so I was open to changing but what I thought it would be when I started and what it is a little different now I didn't. I didn't expect it to be more as much of an interview podcast. I thought it was going to be more case studies at first with interviews and it's turned out to be the other way around. It's more interviews where we tell stories as it makes sense but it's not rigidly adhering to a single case study as I thought it might be but it is definitely it's it's getting easier. It's getting more fun. I'm finding ways to be more creative about it. The the episode I did this week I was able to include includes three other podcasters in the episode in a in a creative way. I interviewed Martha White. Her grandfather is e B white who wrote the books Charlotte Charlotte's. Let's Web Stuart Little and he was a famous writer and she came out with a new book of his on democracy and so we had an interview about that but but e B white also wrote poetry on democracy so what I did was I had the hosts of swindled do reading. I had the host of far from home to a reading in an the host from the pretend to podcast to a reading each one of them did oppo reading and I- featured those poems throughout so that's probably something I never would have even thought of a a year ago and I'm and I'm adding those types of things to the podcast now so yes it's getting easier and and it's getting more fun and I think it's getting more creative life as time goes by and that's an interesting way to involve another podcasts will be eternally grateful for their opportunity to be on your show and we'll talk about about your podcasts so hopefully the reciprocate in you'll get some some some time on their shows as well but I think that that's that's brilliant brilliant move oftentimes I tell podcasters if you love a show talk about it and let them know that you talked about it and but very unique way thereof including some additional content your show. We're nearing the end here. What's the best way for folks to reach out to you from the website to your social media? He contacts all that people can listen to the podcast and reach me at our website. It's www dot shaping opinion dot com Tom they can send me an email tim at shaping opinion dot com or they could get in touch with us on twitter and it's very simple at shaping opinion or instagram at shaping opinion. Any of those ways are easy ways to get a hold of get a hold of me and I love to hear feedback. I I don't know about Utah but I I and I've heard other podcasters say this to they tend to hear more from people when they WANNA correct. You're complain about something but they don't always have but I welcome anything even even if they have a constructive criticism I'm open to it love to hear from people you you have one of those shows timeless and I think when I'm going to do go back and started episode one and worked my way through it sounds like a very intriguing show and definitely something that can sink your teeth into but tim thanks for being on podcast insider and good luck with your show and and it sounds like something unique there and much much success to you. We'll todd thank you very much not only for your having me on your Casper for all that you do for the for the podcasting business and industry because it's it's I don't know if people appreciate fully the kinds of things you've done for the industry and lot of it's so selfless so I appreciate it. Thank you appreciate it and thank you for being being customers well but or was Tim O'Brien on the podcasts insider Mike very compelling podcast and I like Tim mm-hmm is doing their growing show and his is approach. I think has been fantastic but hope audience opie and join the interview deaths in this sure email on your thoughts and comments about what we've done and don't forget if you haven't subscribed to this show already. Make sure you get subscribed okay that was using these special double ender technology talking right every morning. A Tim dropped out a few times on my side and I said Tim Tim did you record that and he says yes he send me your file and in Mike took my file and merge them together and we have a single show so very very cool are you so. Let's talk about support. Some things are going on there. What's what's happening in your World Mike we we were talking about earlier about you know the different APPS having you know showing things differently? well part of that problem is visit our S S is a standard and there's different tags for different things and you can add different tags for different things but the problem is you can't force different apps to show certain things so like in power press you can if you want have an itunes summary You feel per episode Apple podcasts will use that but overcast may not use that and other things so it may still use your blog post and I've been getting a lot of tickets lately about that sort of thing you know well. I don't want my entire blog post host to show up in X. APP or exe directory well. We can't help it because the tag for your blog post you know the main body of your blog post is going to be in the RSS feed and if an APP chooses to use that they're going to use that and there's really really not much we can do to force it and you know I. I wish I could get across to people that really the best. Policy is put whatever whatever you want to show up everywhere in the blog post or the post for the episode of you're not using wordpress but you know the the main body of the post host the show notes the blog posts content. Whatever you WANNA call it? If you put whatever you want to show everywhere in that you're covered then then they don't have a choice us and it'll be a lot easier for you to put this way. It drives me nuts we. We don't want to drive people paul nuts and so I I just think that if you make it a policy just put it in the blog post whatever you want show everywhere aware and let the apps do what they want. You know truth be told most podcast listeners find podcast. They hit play. They stick their phone back in their pocket. They you never say what you wrote. They never see what's in the APP. They probably won't see your webpage unless you give them a compelling reason to come there unless you tell them like we do to go to hide right yes insider dot com exactly you know and you know as far as frustration levels I get it you know it. It is frustrating that you know if you're we're trying to do something special. You know okay I want to. I want apple to only show this in my show notes or episode notes well. You can make apple juice. Show that but you can't make everybody else. Follow it apple does that's that's the thing so mike as much as you're era superman and as much as you guys do on a daily basis I don't pay you twenty four hours a day. Do I know I need to sleep reports in a while. That's right you need a little sleep and same with Sean and Dave to you know the in and shot Davor both contractors so I really can't dictate tate hours to them. the they we kind of have an idea when they're gonNA work and be available but if you email support art at three am eastern probably no one's going to read your e mail to or see your ticket at the earliest between eight and nine am eastern so if you email again at six am saying where the heck are you responded my ticket. or you're pounding on social media. Remember Blueberry is still a relatively small team. there is a a typically three the people manning support and now all at the same time and then there is yours truly and Mackenzie or Mike even you kind kinda monitor social media and you know we get to stop as we can. We're not superhuman because still trying to build a company here and for for China Take Care of all of you at once so you know the the contact form on the website is truly the best.

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"tim obrien" Discussed on Podcast Insider

Podcast Insider

11:48 min | 1 year ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Podcast Insider

"I think you know that was they fixed it but you know tale great product bit as far as employees hack you know I have to be careful about what I say. Sometimes so could be me. You know I think today and the world we live in you have to be you know you have to be on top of things right away. You have to come forth and explain apologize if necessary terminate you have to do this and swift order but you know you have to also keep them employees rights in mind mind and make sure that you know you're going through the process that you have within the company's. HR standpoint but you know it's it's tough today today because you know people live online and it's hard to monitor everything I think the balancing act and I run into this clients. The Balancing Act oftentimes is when do we really go aggressively public about this. Is this going to settle down is not going to happen at all or do we have to go out publicly and get on top of this because you know when you go public with it you're going to you're going to face some adversity so the so the question his do you wait or do you or do you do it now. That's always the question in every situation brings a different answer. Yeah I think it also depends on and it was done on company Time Company car company custody of there's all these factors that go into any kind of situation that comes up with a with with an employee action doing something or an employee being caught on video by someone else again. I think you're right there. With the buyer ability of the way things are today some things things will be going to panic but only thousand people may watch the video whereas on the other hand it could be a million people and then you have a real problem right right so talking with is example and I'm kinda curious on the apple. Go back to the the I talked to from Apple. How you know was was was that more about the story about what happened? In the you know the fast growth of apple or was that the what was the what was the takeaway from that particular episode love Regis McKenna he someone that I had actually had contact with prior to me starting the podcast and I thought he'd be a great guest and he was a great guest and I think what the takeaways where Regis told his story he told how he met Steve Jobs he told his story about how apple was laws in those early days and and how they really how they approached marketing and how some of the things they did it apple and also some of the other work he did. He was also one of the early marketing people at the company called Intel and also Genentech so those were some of his clients that he helped put on the map. It wasn't just apple and I think the big takeaways were and we talked a little bit about branding because a lot of times times a lot of times people talk about branding is though you need a logo you need a a tagline as we talked about earlier and they think that's branding and one of other things that Regis said in his work has reinforced it is a brand is not something you really create. A brand is something that your customer creates input. Put on you so what you have to do in a sense you create a good product or you provide a good service. You make sure that services reliable. Maybe it's an innovative product product like apple whatever it is you have to stand for something and when you start standing for that thing whatever that value is and the customer gets gets it that becomes your brand but the brand is the relationship between the company and the customer. It's not just something. The company wants you to think or wants you to see and that's what we talked about a good bit one of the ideas that regis had that he told us about on the podcast was this was when he had had his notes when he was talking to Steve Jobs before Steve Jobs was famous and redistributing the margin of one of his notes apple stores he had the idea for having apple stores someday and that was before apple even grew and and so he went back to his notes oats and and kind of laughed a little bit about some of the things that were possible in that became real eventually you know as Rian to the notes that you sent me in. They diversity of content you have is is pretty pretty broad. I having been prior navy the and spent twenty five years active duty. I knew a lot of people that were in the Pentagon as well. The day that nine eleven happened and reflect act lost a a friend from that as officer that it worked in a group that I had worked with and started here yeah you know it's it's you know it's you you you win. Some you lose some and that day we definitely lost a some good people but you had a discussion with a navy officer was in the Pentagon Pentagon what was his but he a PR person or was he just there. That's a very good question that episode as we're talking today at at the end of August that episode will come out before nine eleven this year so it hasn't been. I haven't posted that one up yet but definitely he he he was a navy officer at the time in the Pentagon working for a very high up admiral and he has has a very very interesting story about how they knew that there was a plane heading towards the Pentagon and they started to speculate where it might right hit where actually they didn't know what was headed towards the Pentagon. They knew it was headed towards Washington and they started to speculate on where it might land or what it might hit and he he actually actually spoke out loud he sought it's going to come to the Pentagon because this is a big target was a lot of people in it and two minutes after after he said this they heard the engine of the plane getting louder and louder and louder as it came closer to the Pentagon and he talks about what use what goes through your mind at a time like that and what went through his mind and before long he was he was out in the lawn right after the plane hit trying to save they've people in rescue people and he he had a very very moving story and the episode is almost an hour long. I usually go thirty to forty five minutes but in this case we talked for an hour and it was a very moving episode from my standpoint as a host. I don't know how you feel todd when you do some of your interviews but some of them are very emotional not only for the interview e but the interviewer and that was that was a very and I I every year I I made I guess a promise to myself that are certain things that I'm going to do and and if I can somewhere around the anniversary of nine eleven every year I want to have an episode with somebody the survived that you know and it's it's really an event that a lens to your show name it's shaping opinion because if we you think about that day and how it is you know fundamentally no politically privacy wise just hits on so many different threat levels how it's changed America. I think a lot of people that are you know maybe generation removed and maybe by generation I mean ten years removed. Don't really understand you know why the how and why some of these things came about and and how things were prior a to a nine eleven in how to you know if you think about it you can go to candidate before the driver's license. She didn't need a passport and that's just one one small thing. It changed because of nine eleven no more you had to have you have to have a passport go to Canada so he has just many many many many many little things is it affected probably shaped America's opinion on a whole variety of different topics. One of the things you said is reinforces what this navy. The officer said to me I I asked him why. When did you start communicating on this? When did you start talking to people about your experience and he said it was ten years after before or he started to talk publicly about it and that's when he started to realize that people were forgetting it and he decided it was part of his life's work now oh to make sure people didn't forget it so it reinforces what you just said you know for me from my perspective of that and I spend too much time on this but really it was a it started started a whole series of events of Oh you know phone call waking up and then you know a few days later getting on an airplane and and heading to the Middle East and there's a whole series series of events that happened to me personally that really was a an effective nine eleven having been active duty at the time but you know there's a couple of great books out? There people want to really kind of understand in all the what happened in the season after nine eleven there is a good story out there and it's a good book called not a good day to die. I and it's about the day of Roberts Ridge and US having lost a seal that day which ended up resulting into military folks getting the Medal of honor from that specific event but you know there's all kinds of stories that go out there that are just I you know literally thousands of them and families affected as well but you know moving on here from that particular topic How's your Audience Response Ben? I'm always curious when you get in these deep topics and then what's the what's the reaction event from your from your listeners. It's I've been very good. It's not it's not that size that a lot of podcasts have I would say I get a few thousand downloads a month. Give take depending on the number episodes because sometimes I'll have to episodes in a week and that definitely increases the number of downloads and it it also depends on the topic. There were a few episodes that I and I couldn't quite predicted but the one I did on the JFK conspiracy really spiked listeners that months another episode I did around July Fourth of this year. It was the story of the United States flag the American flag and that really resonated with a lot of people and then were a couple others that I didn't quite predict would have the number of downloads like I did one on the history of Hershey chocolate which had an unbelievable we'll number of downloads and one on the battle of little big horn which had a large number of downloads so you have those types of episodes that spike it but I would say on average I get about a few thousand downloads a month and for me though the reaction is more about who I'm talking to and what they're saying to me because as I said I I couldn't find this podcast and it was one that I wanted to listen to in. This is an extension of my firms marketing. So what I really wanted to know is if people that I work with or woodwork with would listen to a podcast like this because I my logic was well. If this podcast is when I listen to maybe it's one that that my clients would like and that's that's been the case and that's probably where the feedback has been the strongest because the people in my industry have started to take notice..

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12:48 min | 1 year ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Podcast Insider

"Is the voice behind the shaping opinion podcast Tim Welcome to podcast insider front you throw it. It's great to be here I as a way of introduction to the audience a little background about you four one one and tell me about the show and you know what it's about and I just kinda. Give just as details we launched the podcast in March of twenty eighteen. I'm a public relations person by trade so the title the PODCAST is shaping opinion but it's not a PR podcast. It's a for lack of a better term general interest podcast but I come at it from a direction direction of my expertise or comfort zone so it's about the tagline for the show is called says that the show is about people events since and things that have shaped the way we think and I like to further describe it as something that's at the intersection of communication culture and history so we're kind of bring those three things together on most every episode so you've been doing your show as I understand march of last year of two thousand eighteen. Is that correct that's correct and your pre recording your show so you're fast approaching one hundred episodes so you you've made it over the initial twenty-five episode hurdle now. We have to get you to year two saw how how has the show bent so far. It's been great. It's been a lot a lot of fun. It's been great on every level. I I've done other things with as part of my I own a public relations business based in Pittsburgh as a corporate consulting firm and I've done blogs. I've done videos. I've done things like that. I started my career in radio so I always had this thought that I'd want to get back into something. Radio oriented just for fun and what I ended up doing was becoming an avid podcast listener so for the past year I had hoped the podcast would be a great creative outlet and it was I hoped it would help my business from a marketing standpoint without being a direct to marketing tool more of an institutional branding Tolan and it has been that and I've I've wanted to take into tune into new areas to meet New People Bowland to create new opportunities and it's done that too so it's really been great on every level so being that you had you know this background and did you come to an inflection point. Read is cited the Tripod cast or what really was that genesis moment free to start that it's funny because I've listened to your podcast broadcast and I've heard other people say too and I have to say the short answer for me. Was this is the podcast that I was looking for and I couldn't find mind so I decided to create it. Then almost sounds cliche now because it's but it is true and what happened for me. Though the long story is I I got into podcast a few years ago from a listener standpoint and in the back of my mind. I don't think I ever listened to a podcast without thinking I like to come up with an idea. CBS Sunday that I could do and my case radio was my first love. I my first jobs in the communications field was in radio. I worked at the NPR station in college then I worked in commercial radio and TV my first years and moved into PR and all the years that I've worked in PR. I've worked in other media. I've worked with television. I've worked in television video media print media blogs digital and when podcasting came along. I just became hooked as a listener listener. I kept trying to think would what can I do. What would what would be the podcast that I'd WanNa do that I could do so I followed this process process that I use in my work for clients in creative development and it's a real simple process that's anybody that's worked with a PR firm or an advertising for might might be familiar with and you start off with your objectives? What what's the objective of this project? What is my who is my audience? What's my strategy for connecting with the audience? It's what's my message. How am I going to implement it? How why evaluate it when it's done? Those are the things you kind of factor into your planning and I started doing that. When I started thinking about a podcast and every time I did it it kept telling me the process kept telling me to do a PR podcast how to to podcast but I don't know how what your experiences Todd but mine has been with? You're not if you're not going to get excited about it. It's not worth doing. It's not going to make other people connect on their rent so I I write about. Pr In blogs and I write for trade media about public relations quite a bit it but what I wanted to do was a podcast with something that that would interest me and that goes back to what I said I was looking for. I I liked true crime. I liked the the the programs and podcast like this American Life and fresh air. I like those types of programs and I thought is there anything out there that is like that but sort of takes a communications hook and I couldn't find it so that's when I decided to create shaping opinion and when I when I do this with clients and with other projects I always try to shoot the idea down. I always think well why won't it work. Once you have the idea you start putting it to the test and I kept trying to shoot this idea down I looked at the url shaping opinion calm and I found it and I thought well okay. I that's not a problem I have a good name for it and I I ended up. I don't know where the tagline came from the process but it came out of it and I liked to tagline tagline because it was a description of what I wanted to do that became a mission statement and from there it just everything that I thought of an excuse not to do. It wouldn't wouldn't happen and I thought well. I've got to do this podcast and and I did it so that's the genesis moment for me in the in the long story you know it's amazing that you found shaping opinion dot com. I just can't believe that that demeaned Liz actually available. I think you've got real lucky on that I did and not not only do I have that debt domain but I also have shaping public opinion dot com and so if you type in shaping public opinion dot com you'd end up at my podcast yeah. That's so hard today with a lot of podcasters trying to find I find this show name. That's unique number two finding a your al that goes goes along with it. The new top level domains have helped us a lot with dot show an you know all these other non dot com that you can buy but you still have to worry worry bout no look in his show name to make sure that you really not stepping on someone else's show name so there's a whole there's a whole probably whole topic right there alone on on podcasting asking for podcasters that are aspiring ones and somebody will find out the hard way later on they find Oh. I need my show the same as another active show that's usually can be challenging so let's talk a little bit about who you've had on the show and derived from them and what do you think your audience is derived from all these guests I've had a pretty wide range of guests salon and that's become a benefit and a challenge. The challenge is because is one of the first things you you see when you read about how to have a solid podcast is to have a niche and my niche is communication but I I don't restrict it to one industry. So I've had a Nobel Prize winner on her name's Francis Arnold I had apple's first marketing guru on Regis McKenna he was the advertising and Pr Guy who started working with Steve Jobs when Steve Jobs was still in his parents garage so I had him. I'm on early on I had the FBI agent on who was on the scene in Shanksville after nine eleven Bill Crowley and he told his story of how to handle crisis communications another crisis communications scenario was the day President Reagan was shot and I talked to Sheila Tate who was the first lady's press secretary who had to jump into action that day do crisis communications at the White House so she told her story so those kind of intense stories that we've had on but we've also had had marketing stories. We've talked about the new COQ. We've talked about prints. We've talked about the story of Bluegrass music. another one that we've had a lot of interest was the JFK assassination we talked with the forensic pathologist is named Cyril Wecht about that he's he studied that case almost since the beginning since nineteen sixty four and he came on the podcast and talk so we've had a wide range of guests on we told the story of Santa Claus and a biography biography form and we talk and I talked to an NFL super agent Ralph Sandwich who talked about what it was like to deal with NFL teams and players players as a super agent so each time. I talked to someone it was always okay. Here's what you did but how did it go over. And what impact did this happen on the way the general public sees things are thinks you know I think back to even stuff that happens funds within our own company a couple of years ago we had it wasn't a really aggressive hacker. We had a someone that had found a bug and and sent it was actually not like a ransomware type of demand but it was like hey I found a bug here's what you needed to fix it. can I get a bounty and in. I'll take bitcoin and you're you're. You're taking this situation thinking okay. If I don't pay this could turn ugly and number two. He was nice enough to be nice enough. And what do you do in that situation. In you know was even though it was an internal thing. I said you know the guy found a bug. You know we should have a bounty reward program. Let's let's paint even though you know he it wasn't that bad but it was still something that we had to take care of now. Of course I'm thinking myself what would have happened if and how would have handled that so I'm sure people run into you know have situations that happen all the time that companies are life when they can probably have takeaways here on how to deal with the unexpected or maybe it is even the expected messages. You have to deal with something. That's forthcoming. That's so true it is true one of the first case studies we talked about in this podcast and anyone in the PR field may know about it. It's back in Nineteen eighty-two tylenol. Oh had a poisoning problem in Drago and seven people died. I believe it was seven and and and it was poisoned tampered with tylenol extra strength capsules and th that is now a classic. Tr case study because Johnson and Johnson at that time times the owners of Tylenol did what nobody else had ever done before they recalled every tylenol container in the country and they they basically did they took a huge loss and they did the right thing and they apologized and they were very forthcoming in their communication and that is now a PR arcadi studying on how to handle crisis communications so we broke that down in an early episode we looked at some other crises to some some different from one another one about ten years ago. Domino's had a problem on youtube. two of their employees tampered with food in that video on Youtube became came viral so we broke that situation down. What would you do if if two of your employees were caught on video well that was ten years ago now that happens to companies and organizations stations all the time? What did you do when that happened? If if I think back to tylenol you know well well. I think what tylenol did was right but if you also think about the packaging now you know why you have to go through five layers of protective stuff to to to get to your actual tylenol pill does aid they took that to heart and fix it from not only a Pr Standpoint takes stop off the shelves but they also so essentially a fixed the product so was tamper proof or you would know that the product had been tampered with so in that case..

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"tim obrien" Discussed on Podcast Insider

Podcast Insider

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Podcast Insider

"And the ultimate plan was to roll that into a page off of blueberry dot com itself and in the interim we mon- up this website in this domain to start this new combined show but eventually we we wanted to roll that back in and that's going to happen fairly soon. I'm told yeah fairly soon and then it'll be transparent because your podcast insider you come to our press podcast and all aw the content will be merged together and a single page and I will be very happy and I hope that Google God's will be as well so Texas. podcastone is just kinda popped on the radar. I'm going to be down there. I believe it is October twenty fifth and and is it just two days I think twenty fifth and twenty six and soon so tonio San Antonio. I haven't been in San Antonio only once before you're looking forward to going down. I'll leave out of here clemous on the twenty four th then be down in San Antonio so if you're in Texas John F. Jennifer Navarette is running the conference definitely sign up a want to to to come in and hang out and I've got it I guess I'm going to be speaking on topics. Does your so come on down to Texas pod Con Texas pod conduct yeah I spent I spent six weeks down there and basic training in San Antonio so so as a reminder you can be interviewed on this show. You don't have to be a longtime podcast or you can be someone that has just gotten started long as you hire blueberry customer you can be interviewed on this show and we've been opened up. you know saying this every podcast..

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01:47 min | 1 year ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Podcast Insider

"Find information on the partner page at blueberry about this company and so if you're looking for someone to Kinda take takeover editing duties for your show they can do it and they're going to remove the ums in homes and and make you sound really really sweet I'm not only going to pricing you work that directly with Audio Tech folks at feel. They're they're reasonable so definitely check them out. we'll have linked to the press release and hopefully to the partner page as well Yup and let's see audio burst one of our other partners. Were doing a Webinar show you how to use in what audio burst is good for the link to sign up for the Webinar will be in the show show notes. It's going to be what is it September twenty fifth. It's a Wednesday and what time three o'clock eastern time so even if you can't make that live sign up for it and you'll get a video afterwards to video yeah and the cool thing about this is Islamic people don't yeah you're getting the transcript for free but there's a lot more tools audio burst has and it is just as it sounds audio bursts. She can create social media. little burst on social media. They've got some great tool again. It's all free for ut US you know have to pay a third party service purpose for this in they're going to show you how to use the audio burst tools on Wednesday September twenty fifth again the information be in the show notes today at podcast cast in CIDER DOT COM with the link to register for the for the Webinar. Now we're going to get some of.

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01:53 min | 1 year ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Podcast Insider

"If you've got an idea for a new the keyword is new show Anier existing or most people listening this rally existing podcasters but if you are in a new existing or new any podcasts are all you have to do is submit a one to five minute audio or videos entry a Tulsa little bit about yourself and tousled this new shows about them than on international podcast day we will award one show a year's worth of free pie. Yes Oh sing and with that. You'RE GONNA get a two hour one on one consultation with me at your convenience. You'RE GONNA get a starter Mike and of course forced the hosting and then at some point after you get a few episodes in and we're probably work with you on this. You'll actually get promoted and we'll do an interview with year. You're right on this show so definitely go to properly PODCASTS DOT com check out the details. Michael probably put the link to the dropbox folder the Chapter Upload Upload your entry into in the show notes we'll do that fresh mats away to to win a prize but other than that we've got a new blueberry partner yeah we partnered with audio tech and that is a podcast editing service. I don't know a lot about them yet so todd. Why don't you tell us what's going on with that? He asks US real simple. We partnered with them. You know we've been real careful to partner with with audio editing groups in action process vetting a second one right now but you know we we WANNA Make sure that you're in good hands and that the audio con con tanner quality is really kind of at the standard where we think it should be as far whereas having someone.

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11:22 min | 1 year ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Podcast Insider

"Name is Todd Cochran and of course I've got Mike Del with me and I'm in the Kabul by design studio in Columbus Ohio. I'm here in the swampy basement studio northern Michigan so just as I walked in your team like man. I can't see Mike so I'm going to order uh-huh Webcam for this computer here. At least I can see you but for the audience today we've we've got a great showing up for you. We're going to have some news so Steph van with podcast and others. We're GONNA talk about some best practices. We're GONNA talk about a new partner at Blueberry Kinda great interview for you and we actually used double ender technology to record that one we talk a little bit about that and then some support stuff but Mike what do you think podcast is now free they they made a swap from semi paid to free well. It's it's free in quotes because really what they're doing. Is The free medium type thing so now. There's a pro version of that and by the way if you hear dogs dugs in the background that's because there's dogs in the background. Sorry about that sorry to not much. I can do about that but anyway yeah I use pocket cast a long time ago. So I ended ended up buying it and then I quit using it. They did a major overall and I wasn't impressed with it and now it looks like they're kind of getting back to the way it was so I'm I'm giving it another. Try but yeah I think they have a nine dollar. A what is it is reading in here but there is a a a an upgrade for podcasts pro. I think they call it her plus pocket plus. Did they go to a monthly subscription or is it a one time Deleo Eleo or what it looks like doesn't say doesn't save it's a monthly or not but it was originally originally it was three ninety nine and if you bought the desktop APP as well you nine dollars and it was a one time fee and now they're going to a monthly. That's what it it is and if you bought the nine dollar desktop version you get that for three years free the plus version for three years without I pay for it so you know what that really means. Don't just means they've they've run out of new customers and they're trying to figure out how they're going to stay. In business saturated the market you know and considering their percentage of market share you know you wish them luck but wow what a way to have to make a change change to basically up and the model and I understand some of their nine ninety nine customers are not so happy either but this is what you do when you figure out that the model business model that you have created doesn't work and that actually might even lead to another story the Pod coin folks at Pide coin dot com they figured out their business model didn't get enough traction so they're shutting down who who would have thought that paying being podcast listeners to listen would be a bad business model. I'm sorry that I shouldn't snarky but in they were used in some sort of micro choline lane payment to the currency thing they were trying to make a some sort of crypto currency. I really didn't investigate it a whole lot. 'cause be honest with you. I had never heard of him. Mental the announced the reclosing so so. I wonder if those that had gotten some night cryptocurrency are going to be able to cash that cryptocurrency out or is it just yea Easter. I don't know they're shutting down on September twenty fourth if I'm not mistaken that's next week Monday Tuesday like that so yeah. I wonder if they're just gonNA flip the switch and it's gone so I don't. I don't know they really small short blog post to sing. PODCAST pod coin must go in the announced that they're shutting on twenty four th so so I guess he got any pod coins cash. 'em Out now now if you can or if you ever could I again I don't know I didn't investigate it either and because from the get go I had my my concerns but you know it's just an ongoing saga of companies that that come and go become trying stuff now. They are throwing stuff up at the wall but it's it's too bad honestly but 'cause it's was supposed to be another way. podcasters get paid and we like it when podcasters get paid certainly that's that's the name of the game you know try stuff and if it doesn't work admit it and move on him so the New York Times who hit a billion downloads the podcast podcasts the daily which is New York Times and the Daily News Ish podcast that they've hit one billion total downloads so that's pretty good for one show. That's only been around a couple of years yeah. That's that's an incredible number if you I really think about it. I've doing my show for fifteen years. I haven't hit a billion downloads so it's that's that's a really amazing there but you know what they should if anybody could reach a billion in a couple of years New York Times should be able to say it's been the most popular podcast in Apple podcasts several times kind of swaps swops top spot with a few other podcasts but so it is a very popular show so now. There's another shell that I've never listened to. It's it's okay the host on it you either either like his style or you. Don't he has a definite style to him. He kinda reminds me of a Paul. Harvey Ish type style. I like Paul. Harvey styles sell so but like. I said he's it's an acquired taste. I think okay I've listed a few times and it's not terrible yeah well. Today is the Big Day something we've all been waiting for is update I O. S. Thirteen I mean yeah I'm in. I haven't seen it yet. I've been kind of refreshing and refreshing because I I want to check out the new apple PODCASTS APP and it's it's you know it's supposed to be radically different than the old one but there's GonNa be some new stuff in it and then there's some new search stuff in it that we've heard about so yeah I I'm looking forward to checking it out the split IPAD. Os Out and that's not launching until like the thirtieth yes so well. I if there's a there's a reason for that and I'm here that there's GonNa be another update to Iowa on thirty two because of apple team that could be yeah I think that's that's coinciding with the Apple. TV plus launch which is kind of apple's new net Flexi sorta thing breath so belt we'll see and a lot of the changes that people make into their shows is gonNA show up in this Iowa update including all the categories reason well some of that has been implemented already but we're going to see the full breadth the changes to the apple podcast APP which is still the number one one way people listen to podcasts and Oh yeah and I bet experimenting like me you know with the pocket cast no coming out as free. I thought I'd try that again I've been using overcast and and also the IRS podcast APP for apple and I gotta Say Apple One and to me seems a little annoying compared to overcast. Lena while overcast is pretty popular and a lot of people are big. You know that's why it has has a big market shares it does be you know you look at the scheme of things it's still oh yeah you gotta in especially in our business we gotta look at all. I love him and I have an android tablet here with every possible ANDROID APP on it because I have to see how things look and all the different apps that's right because someone will call us and say hey what's the deal here and actually we talk about that in the support sectioned off. I'll wait down so let's let's move on the best practices kisses must talk little bit about stats and you've got to nobody in here because you made this know what number is the most important number to track and so many any people you hear him quote. I've got seven thousand dollars per month or you know fifty fifty thousand downloads this week or whatever and that's it's a cool number. It's a good good for bragging rights dislike New York Times. They're having a billion total downloads but it's really not a useful number. It's cool but it's not a useful useful number really the most useful number for you. Tracking your growth tracking. How many people are actually listening to your show or at least in theory theory are is the total per episode downloads? It's right. That's really the only stat that really matters because because that's the people that are that's the number of devices and people that have engaged with your show on in in you know you can say you can see like for example if I did ten episodes and I say that I had a thousand dollars for the month well. That's one hundred per episode May. which is you know? Maybe you're right so it's not that that's an issue. It's just you know it's more accurate to to know what your audience sizes by definitely by the the number of download the APP for episode if you pay attention to that for twenty four hours that gives you even better idea from a from a training standpoint you can look at your trending chart on in the stats to see how your first twenty four hours looked in those are generally nearly mostly subscribers people that are have subscribed to a podcast APP and automatically downloaded Alad your show. There is going to be people they're mixed in there. They're actively played or some people. Come to the website but I think you're gonNA see the large majority of the seven the first twenty four the hours are the are the pod catchers in what you really need to. If you really want to get it get a detail is you look at a you know look into that first twenty four hours that you published and actually look at the you know look at the abssador in the ways people listening to your show and add that up in you'd get a pretty pretty good idea. The number of actual subscribers you have versus listeners that are coming in later that are in hitting actively the beginning play. They're actually subscribed to your show so I think this is something that we all need to do on an occasional basis to look at those and see where that numbers trending over time and hopefully that number continues to to creep up for everyone certainly and also don't obsess about stats that that will drive view nuts so many people when they first start do that I did that you know every time you know how many downloaded this hour. How many downloaded that our you you know and it's it's cool to know but if you find yourself you know.

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Words Matter

04:28 min | 2 years ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on Words Matter

"And. This is words matter with a leash Jordan and Steve Schmidt. Welcome to words matter. I'm Elise Jordan along Steve Schmidt. Our goal is to promote objective reality as a wise man once said, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, not their own facts. Words, have power and words have consequences. In this episode, we'll talk with Tim O'Brien, the reporter who beat Donald Trump in a five billion dollar lawsuit. Well, as the author of Trump nation about that lawsuit, what is like to watch Trump when he's caught line under oath? We'll talk about the bankruptcies, the Russia connections, and how Tim O'Brien survived at Donald Trump tweet, pay attention Republicans in congress. It is possible. Donald Trump has been involved in more than thirty five hundred lawsuits in his lifetime, and he's threatened more, but you hold the distinct honor of being the person. He sued for five billion dollars billion with a b. Stephen are pleased to welcome the executive editor, Bloomberg opinion, and the author of Trump nation the art of being Donald Tim O'Brien. Thanks for having me release in St. you. It's good to be both of you. Thank you for coming. So just to start, can you tell us when you became aware of Donald Trump and what made you interested in starting to cover? Donald Trump Trump. I popped on the let you know the sort of media business landscape in the in the mid nineteen eighties. And that was when I was in college in Washington, and and he didn't really register on my radar at all. Then I lived abroad for a while if I came to New York for grad school and in one thousand nine hundred nine I rolled. Lumbini university. I was in a joint degree program in journalism and business, and one of the lectures presented to us one day in the spring of nineteen ninety was from Wayne Barrett, who was a classic investigative reporter with the village voice. He had just written up bestseller with Jack newfield called city for sale, which remains one of the sort of classic investigative books of metropolitan investigative reporting holding politicians accountable. In that case, it was the democratic machine in New York that they had held accountable. And the success of that book got Wayne a contract for another book about a young and very prominent real estate developer named Donald Trump. And when Wayne came to Columbia to talk about his goals for the book, he also made it known that he was looking for research assistant and that to me was like red meat, and I thought I could learn a lot from him and I essentially apprenticed myself to Wayne for about two years. It was nineteen Ninety-two round nine thousand nine. Eighty two with some gaps because I kept studying and kept on my my doing my work there. But for example, during the summer of nineteen ninety, we lived in Wayne's beach house in Atlantic City, and we just collect documents all of the licensing documents that Trump had to submit to with the casino control commission, Atlantic City that a division of gaming enforcement records security exchange records really back in the Europe pre internet when everything was on paper and Wayne, the stuff that Wayne and I collected is still one of the sort of seminal collections of paperwork on Donald Trump from about the early nineteen seventy s to around nineteen ninety two. And so that was my first exposure to Donald Trump. What made Wayne interested in Donald Trump originally as one of the great investigative journalists of our time and and Wayne who passed away the day before Trump was inaugurated. I think he decided he was going to escape just in time. You know, Wayne. Jack newfield has partner on the on the city for sale book told Wayne in in the mid nineteen seventies, you should take a look at this guy, Donald Trump. He comes from a very connected father, they're very tied into the democratic machine. There's these in it interesting intersections between New York real estate in the New York political scene. And if you told the story of this guy's rise, you could also look at what's happening in New York. Now in the nineteen seventies and wounded a pair of long cover stories for the village voice about Trump. It was really the first long examination of Trump. He was not a known quantity at that time. Any actually discovered, for example, that the trumps had been violating

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"tim obrien" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"tim obrien" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Gps report lawrence i mean i think the pivot here by senator graham for being sidebyside with senator mccain is a trump skeptic of trump critic to now being the biggest cheerleader for donald trump his golf courses and his agenda is a stunning end very sad pivot from someone who had independence in the senate and i think that's another reason why i think senator feinstein did what she did today her she saw her republican colleagues culture the judiciary committee is not the most partisan committee in the senate historically it's been a place where there has been bipartisanship on investigated matters and to see her republican colleagues go so far and so hard to the protrump side i think provoked the kind of act extraordinary act we saw from her today tim obrien organization bloomberg reporting tonight that michael cohen donald trump's longtime moyer is now suing buzzfeed for releasing first being the first one to release the fusion gps socalled dossier and suing fusion gps and suing christopher steal what do you make of this larson i think michael cone like everyone else in the trump universe needs to get schooled unreliable standard it's actual malice they'd have to show the buzzfeed publish this document with strong either outright knowing or strongly believing that anything in the document everything in the document was false they clearly didn't they thought there was a public value in publishing it uh and they did i i don't think he is going to give him this is a hopeless loss he's got enough experience even with trump's idiotic lawsuits with you to know that.

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