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UK War Hero Captain Sir Tom Moore Has Died From COVID-19 03/02/21
"From the newsroom. At news dot com. Hi i'm lexie kat. Right and measure buckler and this is the latest from the newsroom. It's wednesday february. We start overseas this morning ending some sad news. Uk war hero. Captain tom moore has died from covid. Nineteen the one hundred year. Old war veteran won the hearts of the nation with these bid to raise money for national health service staff working on the front lines of the pandemic. He ended up rising almost sixty million dollars in the uk. Prime minister boris johnson. Captain saotome more was a hero in the truest sense of the word in the dark days of the second world. Will he fought for freedom. And in the face of this country's deepest post-war crisis he united us all he chid us all up and he embodied the triumph of the human spirit he became not just a national inspiration but a beacon of hope for the world back home now and at least fifty nine harms have been lost as a bushfire continues to burn out of control. East of perth. More than two hundred firefighters have been battling the massive blaze which is tone through nine thousand hectares around world and has affected the areas of monitoring cheering northern and the city of swan conditions are expected to be favorable for firefighters this morning but they worried that will change after lunch to travel news now and virgin. Australia will suspend all flights to new zealand fe. J. until at least june nineteen virgins decision comes off to the federal government decided to halt the travel bubble with new zealand. After the detection of locally acquired case of covid nineteen meanwhile industry insiders have warned sixty percent of tourism businesses will go bust unless the federal government throws a financial lifeline to the sect off to the expiration of the cape program in march. We'll be back in a moment. Herodotus showbiz now in marilyn manson has hit back at abuse allegations earlier this week. He's ex. Evan rachel wood classing horrifically abused her fees and brainwashed and manipulated her into submission manson. Who was dropped by his record. Label in the wake of allegations responded on instagram said. The recent claims about him a horrible distortions of reality finishing was spoiled. Australia's test series against south africa has been postponed. Judo and unacceptable risk posed by the coronavirus pandemic cricket. Australia pulled the pin on the three test. Series but cricket. South africa was less than impressed. The organization released i slightly bitchy statement saying the stance taken by crooked. Estrella is regrettable and we'll have a serious impact on the sustainability of the less wealthy cricket playing nations for these episode of from the newsroom. We'll be back with another update in the other food. Your update from news dot com.
More Crabs!: Scientists Discover A Way To Help Dying Coral Reefs
"Coral reefs are dying around the world. Climate change is one big reason. It's bleaching quarrels but climate change is also helping fuel the growth of the corals ancient enemy seaweed corals die seaweed takes over and like weeds in your garden. Seaweeds can crowd out new corals. Mark butler is a research professor at florida international university. They also produce chemicals that she can affect the corals village to resist disease they actually can affect coral reproduction through the chemicals. Algae's produced well as any gardner will tell you to fight weeds. You need a weed eater. Enter the caribbean king crab. This crab really eats primarily allergies. And in fact will eat algae. Is that a lot of other corey. Species fishes will turn their noses up so to speak. They won't eat in fact. The crabs will eat so much. Algae that butler got an idea. Why not bring back more of these native crabs to see weed choked reefs in the florida keys would discover it after a year. We looked at these data and the results really. We're transforming it. They were just amazing easy. The crabs had mow down more than half the seaweed four times as many baby. Corals were growing compared to reefs without crabs and reef dwelling fish. Were swimming back to. The details appeared today in the journal. Current tom moore's the coral reef restoration program manager at the national oceanic and atmospheric administration which helped fund the work. And he says this discovery is a game changer. That is also scalable because not only are the crabs really efficient at what they do in terms of clearing the. Lg are actually really easy to grow. We can go. Probably in relatively short order for producing just maybe for experimental purposes to be another produce tens of thousands for operational restoration purposes. More says they won't introduce the crabs outside their native range but in the caribbean at least these underwater gardeners could give corals fighting chance. Here's butler again. I can honestly say in the forty seven years. I've been working in coastal tropical marine environments. That this is really one of the most astounding results that we have gone and it gives me more hope almost anything. I've done that. This can help a lot. But he says to save corals worldwide will require much more than just crabs will need to stop pollution overfishing and reverse the threat of climate change.
Sadiq Khan: how London should come out of lockdown
"The leader Colona Virus Daily. Brings you the latest news analysis special features and interviews? Says we all attempt to get through this pandemic? Please subscribe to make sure you don't miss an episode and give us a rating. Whatever you get your podcasts now. From the Evening Standard in London this is the leader. Kuna virus daily. Hi I'm David Malls Lend Wayne. We'll London be ready to reopen. We would be prepared for future in the short term at least in London but is nothing like any of us in our lifetime experience. We speak to masset ECON and line about what happens. When lockdown is eventually lifted and Spitfire Flypast for one hundred year? Old Tom Moore. The captains had a promotion to the Evening Standard Lizzy. Edmunds AND WHY KARNAL. Tomar has become such a hero. Take it from the evening. Standard's editorial call them. This is the leader Kuna virus daily for the whole thing. Pick up the newspaper or head to Standard Okuda UK slash comet in a moment city-khan on life after lockdown the front page of the Evening Standard splashes a plea from the government not risk. All the hard worked on name. It's from Justice Secretary Robert Buckland and comes. As the lockdown shows signs of fraying there are reports of more people on the streets and impacts traffic levels on the roads appear to be increasing. Businesses ARE PUSHING FOR RESTRICTIONS TO BE LIFTED. Where the spoons the slightly backtracked on a place to reopen around June by now adding with permission. That doesn't look like it's coming soon. But inside the paper and available online. The mayor of London said ECON has written about the challenges and opportunities that face the city when this is over and he joins me now over. Zoom Mr Com first of all. Is London ready to come out of lockdown? He's been quite remarkable. London's response to Kobe. Nineteen we've followed the advice and the false false majority of Monday's have stayed at home and met by staying home. Save lives by protecting the. Nhs It is the case now. But I think it's time to treat modernise like attles at involved in the conversation about easing lockdown about mortifying locked. Alan looks like in my be rich phone to business as usual and they will be a new mobile and really important to involve numbers in conversation. And you say treating people like adults there and you've written that in your column for the Evening Standard Today as well. Do you feel that people aren't being treated like adults? I'm wondering aware of conversations taking place within government the COMECON privy to you about the sort of options. The government is considering an I compare controls the response of governments around the world who have been honest with residents about find out what literally knock down looks like an iceberg regularly to the Fest Missile Scotland and Dwells Birth Nichola Sturgeon But also more rightfully published a framework of what lifting knock dom would mean. Nothing should have that same conversation with Londoners and indeed I of England about what the new normal means. Are you then having trouble speaking to central government and getting helpful on them out already? Pleased to report to you. Know Edens done the redesign. Actually a very good relationship with government. I was frustration at the delay in Boris Johnson involving me as a man with cover meetings on the delay engage in London around the table. But eventually we weren't on the table eventually worry about. I've been running press by the way. The civil servants works with city officials and myself actually the way scholar wells and governing down. History has worked Kalijati together. My argument is that we should involve the public as well as some of the conversations. We're having hind closed those because actually we will need the goodwill corporation unsupportive the public. We're going to defeat team and you've also written about the necessity for furloughing to continue. Can that really be done? After lockdown is lifted one of the things I supporters Chancellor's spoken at various electoral packages individuals dental businesses. I've been lobbying for support for those who have already missing. How Dozens House called fronts those to work in the GIG economy. The point is this big. Some sectors may be able to ease little walk down quicker than other sectors so for example. I suspect that other I sectors coming out of a lot. That'll be construction. And so that means that we can. The government can relieve the pressure of their finances by not having an affair has givers instruction but is the case. Those who are pumps those working culture ministries loaded come out as quick or ease and for them to be support in the lower term. Because we don't want is these people floyd these businesses dame bust which will be a bigger burden in the tax apparent in Megyn. Long-term budget causes huge misery as individuals and businesses of all one of the biggest challenges I would expect is transport and transport for London. Is it ready for people returning to work at the moment? Working on clients more lockdown being refined or ease of working with that one Nin liberty just one example the charge on a normal day before lockdown a courageous underground would carry office big in one hundred twenty five people at the moment to respect social justice in imposing a car carrying twenty people rather than one hundred twenty five. Now he's locked. How we need to realize to socially distance on patrols on chips on buses or trams overground that means a number of things I v means. We need to learn lessons from around the world. Bruce listen to experts in this country and around the world were saying we may need to wear no medical facial coverings stop ourselves inadvertently calls on the virus pre-symptomatic Rice but the second as I said we tear fell ripon the first from passengers to pay for the services we provide for the NAS five six weeks. We've lost more than ninety percent of our income because for good reasons. They're being a few people using public transport. We call a Ford to public transport unless the government gives t. f. l. a. A GRONK to supporters. Doing so so. If you've got a ease lockdown continued one public trust religious essential work but for others that historians were. We will need support from the government to be able to provide a punk trump's assistant in London but it sounds like London is going to need a lot of financial support from the government at a time when the entire UK economy is. GonNa be taking ahead with good news. We normally punch whatever I wait. We call to be roughly speaking between twenty twenty five percent of our country's gross value added and so could be fall more in a tuxes to central with the way we receive not wishing to declare independence for London. Become a city. Say What he's actually saying. The government's interest is in the nation's interest to get London back on our feet sooner rather than later. Oil Need is from the government for grants for trump in rushing to extension of further to some sectors. Because actually the mall help me get from government. In the short term the more will be able to resume contribution truck prosperity Suvorov glacier when we eventually do come out of lockdown in the first stages the May not be restaurants opened the May not be bars open. London's GonNa feel really different. Isn't it different dancer? Lifted won't be the restaurants at the pulse that many of us went to to mix too interactive for up to have a good time to raise spirits. I wanted to ways of doing that. There won't be for some time Social spaces you. Don't keep hiding away. They were in the policemen. Be Messed Bolton invests worse by mind use the cultural capital well as these billeting capital well. Wimbledon's all cricket all filled music venues for some time yet wanted to find new ways to keep ourselves occupy to keep in good mental health but also recognized that she what six Johnson London is in the Craven district. We're GONNA make sure we the people those areas so Dan from City Hall is provide additional facts resistance inclined to these various cultural in Christ industries. We've announced today at two point. Three million package from city will just remind us of this often. These TECH MOBILE. They literally one the library venues pubs and the pulse vaping bomb. We manage to literally rebuild physically these spaces for us to enjoy others company and so there is physicals. Bases will exist when building joy themselves challenges less day in some instances. But I think you're right. We've got a big head for a future in the short term at least in London but his nothing any of us in our lifetimes and experienced and you can read secons cons article in the Evening Standard newspaper or online standard Dokodo. Uk next that has been cooled. I think since he even break the million pound mark which seems like a long time ago him to be sex hall. Evening Standard's Lizzy Edmonds. How Captain Now conal? Tomer has become a national hero. Hitting one hundred years old is always an occasion but few enjoy something. Spitfire flypast of their home so Moore though is exceptional. In many ways. He became a household name with his attempt to raise one thousand pounds for the NHS by walking laps of his garden on the day of his birthday. That total has hit thirteen million pounds and had a promotion to as editorial column Delights in supporting captain. Tom Moore has been promoted to Colonel Tom to mark his one hundredth birthday today. He's lifted the nation in tough times. The owner could not be more deserved. Amazed I was never mentioned anything like that but really regret on. Now I'm GonNa put at least managed to Connell Tomo talking to Chris Evans on Virgin Radio there the Evening Standard Lizzy. Edmonds is with me. Now over zoom and Lizzy told. Moore's had a bit of a Johnny through this crisis. Hasn't he hasn't deeds. I mean just a few weeks ago. He was a very noble nine thousand. Nine hundred year old veteran lovely and Vegeta- chair now as possibly one of the most famous men in the in the country if not the world is very much captured the hearts and my imagination and the kind of Dispirit aggressive at the moment during the lockdown. I mean I think him and his family who appear regularly now on the TV and kind of say they're the most surprise you went from something that was supposed to be just a little challenge him walking up and down his garden makes money for the NHS for frontline workers. He's now raised. Thirty million as of this morning is recorded. A hit single with his idol. Michael Bull which is going to number one making him. The last one hundred year old man who women's obey talk of the child's and he's now onery connell is a flypast today to the Hurricane Spitfire which is incredible and a real owner and He's not remember cricket team because he's a big cricket fan so quite a few weeks so colonel or captain tone. This is my only nine pain. Every time on across the state downing will way why has the country taken him so much into our hearts I think because he is just priests of what can be achieved with meal comes together when we our minds to something. I mean. The situation you'll find ourselves in now is pretty bleak for people when economic proves that some days you just got to get up and try your best and do something good for other people and we will back and he's someone who school for his country before now has been helping the people who've been fighting on the frontline saving the country again. He's just you know you pick me. I guess if British strengthen solidarity and yeah coming together and working together at times the ideal for a little people he does have a remarkable attitude actually when they had the spitfire flypast near his home. Today he was he was talking about that wasn't in zone experiences of that and how he's kind of various today. Yeah exactly so today. About as this morning he was to outside his home in Bedfordshire in an a m a spitfire and a hurricane with flame poss- bipolar AF pilots from coningsby in internship he was waived hanging smiling and looking at quite amazed by told me. We just look straight ahead thaddeus awfully beautiful fly and all that everybody listen to the lecture. Listen the hurricane expert. He said something that was quite noyce in quite a guest. It said one of the few people that have seen Spitfires flying ahead and I'm getting out and it's not many veterans left and today they will find peacefully. He remembers when they were flying not with pace but within go and I suppose again next week is a day and of remembrance is such an important thing for us as a country and it's just an interesting sentiment that to be looking back and reflecting on something that was giving him so much joy but he decades ago. It was a very different and very stark second stunts. And as you mentioned at the start there he has been given this promotion the age of one hundred years old now an honorary connell. The have been a lot of calls from to be given more awards by the country also is is there a knighthood de-link. Yes that has been coups since he breaks million pound mark which seems like a long time ago him to be home inconveniencing breakfast this morning. Show watching someone in as well. Who Tim said tone and I mean it would be lovely would hit for him. Wouldn't it now? I should be surprised if it doesn't happen. Unnamed he's someone that if he thinking about the coin the virus pandemic and people who've come out of it and and figures United States being people who've done lots of amazing things in as many many people on the front lines amazing things but as someone who kind of is emblematic of what we're going through the moment. It would make huge amount of sense for him to be home and he'd be thrilled. It'd be absolutely thrilled. Insures that his family has with the nation. So yeah why not. Happy Birthday Cuddle. Tomo everyone at the Evening Standard. And that's the leader. Kuna virus daily. You can keep up with all the latest cove in nineteen developments with the evening standard life. Blow which you'll find that standard DOCO U. K. And we also have morning briefings available at seventy and through your smart speaker just as the news from the evening standard. This podcast is back tomorrow full PM.
NPR News: 04-15-2020 1PM ET
"Live from NPR news. I'm Lakshmi saying the number of people infected with Corona virus at some point now tops two million worldwide Johns Hopkins University's ever climbing. Tally fueling global urgency of ramping up testing vaccine research and emergency financial relief especially in this country. Tens of millions of Americans across the US are expected to receive stimulus checks from the IRS with President. Trump's name on them. That would be a first for the IRS. Senator Elizabeth Warren is formally endorsing the Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee. Joe Biden warned delivered the news in a video statement earlier today when Donald Trump is gone. We will need to do war. Then he'll a nation that has been bitterly divided we will need to rebuild and transform our country and I've seen Joe Biden. Help a nation rebuild in two thousand nine President. Obama put him in charge of leading the implementation of the historic recovery. Add to save our economy and help working families yesterday. Former President Obama formally endorse Biden in a new digital ad campaign in swing states the abortion rights group. There all is accusing the president of exploiting the corona virus pandemic for political reasons. We have two tales from NPR's Sarah McCamman Republican and attorneys general in multiple states including Texas and Louisiana have ordered the suspension of most abortions during the pandemic as part of a shutdown of non-essential medical procedures reproductive rights. Groups have persuaded judges to block or partially scaled. Back those orders but legal battles are continuing and patients have been turned away in some states. Narrow says the six figure digital ad campaign targets voters in several key states ahead of the November election. I think we always seen anti choice. Politicians like trump put their ideology over science anti-abortion rights groups meanwhile are urging state and federal officials to restrict access to the procedure during the pandemic Sarah McCamman NPR news and now to Japan. A country that till now had not been hit as hard as China in South Korea. Abigail Leonard is in Tokyo. She reports of cases include hundreds of people from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. There are nearly nine thousand confirmed infections in Japan. That's triple what it was just two weeks ago. That has health experts worried. The hospital system could collapse under the strain. Patients with mild symptoms are being moved to hotels to make room for the seriously ill and the. Us military's top. General in Japan declared a public health emergency. There's already a state of emergency in effect for Tokyo and several other prefectures and prime minister. Shinzo Ave has urged people to stay home but many businesses remain open. A government team warned that if no steps are taken four hundred thousand people in Japan will die. That's expert said reducing contact by eighty percent would contain the epidemic in a month this is NPR. The Associated Press is reporting that a Missouri man accused of planning to bomb a Kansas City. Area Hospital was distressed by the government's handling of the corona virus outbreak in the US. It cites unseal court documents in reporting that anger over race and religion also motivated the suspects dangerous inclinations. He died last month during an exchange of gunfire with FBI agents a ninety nine year old. British army veteran has raised more than six million dollars for health care. Workers Treating Cove in nineteen patients. Npr's Frank Langfitt reports. The gentleman accomplished his goal by doing laps in his garden with a little help of his walker during World War Two. Tom Moore served in India and Burma. Last week. He began a campaign to help. Raise money for England's national health services grabs with covert nineteen more pledged walk one hundred laps in his garden in Bedfordshire north of London before his hundredth birthday at the end of this month the retired army captain has received national publicity and more than seventy five thousand people from around the world have already contributed the money will support frontline healthcare workers and also pay for mental health services for them and their families. Moore's raising funds is a thank you ten staff who helped treat him for cancer and a broken hip Frank Langfitt. Npr news us. Stocks are trading lower with the dow down more than two percent at twenty three thousand four hundred fifty s and. P's down two point two percent and the Nasdaq is down. Roughly one and a half percent. I'm Lakshmi Singh NPR news.
NPR News: 04-15-2020 8AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. President trump is blaming the World Health Organization for failing to contain the spread of the corona virus. He says he is suspending all. Us financial support to the WHO NPR's Pierce Jason. Bobi and says trump has the authority to do this. Basically we are spending about five hundred million dollars a year in funding to the. Who that particular. Money is not directly allocated by Congress. It's part of a larger. That's put out. He does have a lot of leeway he can halt these payments but traditionally since the WHO was founded the United States has been the largest funder of the WHO. And you know it's something that the. Who relies on heavily this money coming from the United States? Npr's Jason bobbie-ann researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Say there are nearly two million corona virus cases globally the US has about six hundred ten thousand cases. That's about thirty percent of the total diagnosed cases in the world the researchers say in the US over twenty six thousand people have died. President trump says he is close to finalising plans to reopen the nation's economy amid the pandemic. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports. The President says that he is planning to speak with the nation's governors in order to coordinate efforts speaking at the White House on Tuesday trump said he would be authorizing each governor to open their state at an appropriate time. It's going to be very very close. Maybe even before the day of May first so that will be for some states. Actually there are over twenty. That are in extremely good shape. Trump came under fire from numerous governors this week after he insisted that he would have total authority in deciding how and when to reopen the country for business top health. Experts have repeatedly warned the administration about the dangers of relaxing stay at home orders and social distancing measures prematurely. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Washington contact tracing for patients who test positive for the corona virus may be key to allowing society to open up again. Npr. Selena Simmons duffin explains contact. Tracing is exactly what it sounds like. Public Health workers traced the contacts of anyone who has Kovic nineteen. It's been used for over a century to help. Slow the spread of infections. Josh Michaud. The Kaiser Family Foundation says it requires people who test positive to do some detective. Work Look through social media calendars and try to remember who they were close to six feet or less for more than ten minutes or so. It was some cases you might be talking about dozens. Even hundreds of people that have to be followed up on as close contacts of the particular case about twenty two hundred people across the country do contact tracing now some have called for a huge scale up of this workforce including the director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an interview with NPR. Selena Simmons Duffin NPR. News this is NPR US stock. Market's at a strong day. Tuesday the Dow Jones industrials rose more than five hundred fifty eight points or about two and a half percent but today. Dow Futures are lower corporations are starting to release quarterly earnings. Reports reflecting damage from the Corona Virus Bank of America says it had a forty eight percent drop in profits in the first quarter of this year. A nine year old. British army veteran has raised more than six million dollars for health workers treating Cova nineteen patients as NPR's Frank Langfitt reports. He did it by doing laps in his garden with the help of a Walker during world. War Two. Tom Moore served in India and Burma last week. He began a campaign to help. Raise money for England's national health services grapples with covert nineteen more pledged. Walk one hundred laps in his garden in Bedfordshire north of London before his hundredth birthday. The end of this month the retired army captain has received national publicity in more than seventy five thousand people from around. The world have already contributed. The money will support frontline healthcare workers and also pay for mental health services for them and their families. Moore's raising funds is thank you to NHS staff who helped treat him for cancer and a broken hip frank langfitt NPR news renowned sculptor and painter. Glenna goodacre has died at the age of eighty. Her family says she died of natural causes at home in Santa Fe. Goodacre created the Vietnam Women's Memorial. That's on the National Mall in Washington. Dc She also designed the US dollar coin featuring soccer. Julia funeral plans for goodacre are not immediately known. I'm KORVA COLEMAN NPR news.
Full Episode: Friday, December 21, 2018
"Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast. On New Year's Eve countdown to gun shop. Dollars tonight on twenty twenty the game changing question. Did he young mother killed herself? Or was she killed? How did a fun filled New Year's Eve party with a happy couple dancing and up with that same white dead in her bedroom? Just after midnight two people went into that room. One person left. Now, what do you twenty takes you inside this studying tape recorded as it was happening? Paramedics tried to revive her. The EMT taking us through that tiny bedroom. Bloodstain his gun right here. Is there any sign of a struggle and then explosive police video. Killing by what not supposed to be upset? Plus the shocking courtroom drama. Oh, they're going to read the verdict in half an hour. And you're close to being there that night as you can get work to. Quote. What's the truth? A shocking suicide Ashley's words, I just can't take slightly. Title or this? What a teenage neighbor says he heard him saying. Thank you. Good evening. I'm Amy robot. And I'd be you're and this is twenty twenty tonight with new years now approaching the incredible family mystery that began to unravel on New Year's Eve up for that family. The holiday didn't include resolutions, but instead suspicions of murder. Here's Ryan Smith. Drive north out of Denver on this two lane. Blacktop called the US eighty five. Their fit the tiny town of Evans. We're local joke. The minore owner wafting from the nearby fields. No Rocky Mountain high. Something else smell strong here at the house where Tom and Ashley Fallas live, and it's not just the aroma of fine wine and other kids. Gets being passed around freely on New Year's Eve, perhaps the sense of relationship turning sour. Ashley and Tom Moore. Young Mary cover host, you'll party for friends and family. They live in a subdivision called grapevine hollow each street named for famous wine though, ironically, not been your insight their houses on zinfandel of beano with lots of alcohol and a lasting aftertaste fitting since when the alcohol stops flowing. Tonight's no one's ever forget. Did you ever seen a case? Like this before something like this. The Ashley Fallas case. Now, this is Bannon extremely high profile case James Redman is covered the story for the Greeley tribute. But there are really two stories how do people in the community feel about this case is that some people are on one side and others are on the other side people here in Greeley Evans. It's been a pretty vehement divide people feel strongly one way or another. Both versions begin at that party at Tom at the door. He gives me a hug a hug him back. Never did that before with him. That was signed by me, John Smith, sir. Ashley's uncle was there that night along with his wife? Peggy is this a casual party that they decided how. And of course, Ashley's mother, Jennifer, FOX and her father, Joel redundant. She was just by shes and fun. She always made people laugh made me laugh made her mother laugh. The whole idea of this party was to celery how good things were going. A new year they were happy they were at a point in their life. When things were going well for them, and seemingly the end of a tough, you years would actually met Tom on a dating site back in two thousand seven she was to Borst a single mother of two young girls. Tom brought something extra to ashes. Life was almost like he was life, more infirm, right, Tom and Ashley some of their friends even jealous of their relationship. How affectionate they could be. It was a whirlwind. It no time Ashley was pregnant with their son. Blake a year later. Ashley and Tom were married. I wasn't real easy around him. He didn't seem real friendly. So it's actually spouse. So you you show him the respect because that's who she's chosen, but Ashley's family felt Tom was too controlling you learned after a few instances of that just to kind of walk on eggshells around. You just didn't know what would touch them off, Tom eventually adopts Ashley's girls. He takes. Job as a corrections officer working in the local jail. She's a respiratory therapist. But soon enough life throws this budding Colorado family, it's first curve. Blake is diagnosed with hydrocephalus commonly referred to as water on the brain. He needs eleven surgeries and constant monitoring. It's understandably putting pressure on the marriage. It puts a strain on the family puts a strain on a relationship. It had to be financially taxed an addition to the cost of the surgeries alone. I know at one point Ashley was fired from her job. The tension leads to serious exiling. She begins seeing a psychiatrist who put her on medications like syrup quilt and Kunadze pale g did have anxiety from all the pressures in her life, including Tom. Remember, Tom is one of those pressures? Let's not blame this on hydrocephalus. It's Tom also putting that pressure on her. I can't blame her for being on an anti anxiety drug, and it was a real rough patch in their marriage. So rough apparently, Tom discovers Ashley is even had an extramarital affair. There's talk of a divorce. But by the fall of two thousand eleven they are still together, the desperate former respiratory therapist tries to breathe some life into things. The couple takes a cross country trip to Washington DC where she testifies before congress about her family's experience with hydrocephalus. You proud for that point. Oh, yeah. That's actually not backing down from challenge. That's what strengths who. She was Thomas proud to. Back home. Ashley finds a new job and the couple seems to be healing. And then an apparent Christmas miracle, Ashley leaves she's pregnant and takes a home pregnancy test tubes have been tied after her son. So totally unplanned not expected did they want to have children? They were extremely excited about it. When they got the news. That's why they were so ready to celebrate it that New Year's Eve party. With just hours before the guests arrive a blow Ashley says, she's bleeding. She believes she suffered a miscarriage. This wasn't the first miscarriage or suspected miscarriage. Dash is a tough cookie. I think com- were far more government or affected by than Ashley was whatever. She is thinking ashes ready to have a good time. She has a few drinks and jello shots. From this. Around eleven Tom and Ashti seemingly feeling no pain dancing together to their favorite song eighteenth floor balcony by blue October. But just an hour later, everything changes right around midnight as the new year dawns marijuana joins the party, and Tom is upset about it. And this is like what who what just happened here? I mean, we from a really fun party to Tom Sonal fit. It became clear to Tom that Ashley had gotten a marijuana joint from her uncle and that she wanted to go outside and smoke it. He was angry about that upset about it. It wasn't like she was going to do heroin. It wasn't like she was going outside to drop acids. So I'm looking at him with a little bit of disbelief go and seriously seriously. This is why you're so mad. That's what set him off. That's what he that's what he was fit about. She was partying having a good time and one of the smokes upon and he wasn't. No, that's not gonna happen clear. It was time for everyone to leave. But as they depart, no what headed clue what was about to happen, married. Couples have fights every day. But it's not every day that the argument ants was somebody dead on the floor in the bedroom. Tom and Ashley are alone. Arguing on the surface. It's about the marijuana. But then there's all that built up tension underneath and suddenly without warning. What's the entrance of your emergency? A frantic call to nine one one. Tom screaming for help. It's a good shot wound to the head. He tells them it was suicide. You watch video reported off cloudy Cam as police in paramedics rushed to the scene. Tom removed for the crowded room as they work on Ashley in the narrow space between the bid at the wall was a very dynamic fluids. There was a lot of people there. Her family returned to the scene. There was some hugging. Screaming going on on the front yard between palace and family members. Tom powder keg of motion recorded Hurley blame at Ashley's family outside. Meantime, the medics are lifting Ashley off the floor rushing to the hospital doctors desperate to save her life. But Tom isn't with her? He's in here in a police interrogation room. Two thousand twelve is not even our own will smell Evans, Colorado. Police department is already dealing with his first violent debt, but the year. Do you see a lot of filing crimes in this area? We probably average one or less homicides a year. And unfortunately, a number suicides. They're not uncommon Evans police chief Rick Brandt whose department responds. You're one of the first responders right creek sergeant Dan Rinus shows me what the scene was like Ashley Fallas was laying here on the side of the bed. She was not breathing. But her muscles were moving indicating. She was trying to breed, but the obvious issue was the drama to read what is the room like from what you remember? I distinctly remember the blood splatter on this wall. I also remember seeing the bullet hole in this east. Is there anything on the ground? There are two pictures on the ground over here. And I distinctly recall the TV was playing. Time square near Ziv celery woman shot with only her spouse in the room is always caused for suspicion. Lemes read. I don't know if I've ever made you Tom fallis has volunteered to come to the police station to answer questions from detective Rita wolf is the only witness to a gunshot wound situation. So I wanna hear what he's say. It's. Tom is distraught. Still wearing the bloodstain t shirt, and at this moment apparently still hoping Ashley will survive as a camera records at all the video for this runs. A couple hours a lot of emotion from Tom. Are you suspicious of image that time I would say he was under suspicion at that time. You wanna pen somebody down to a story, and you wanna keep going over the store and see if it changes Tom story starts with the trauma book for that New Year's Eve party decisions. Ashley devastated, which Cibelli. She suffered a miscarriage reaching lost. Are had or third. Do you own? A specially for Ashley says all day, she had been talking by knowing how unlikely another pregnancy would be since she had her tubes tied after her son. Blake was born which top says was her mother Jettas idea. Just one source of Vig resentment between them this was no Brady bunch, right? Fallas did not get along with Ashley's family. There's just no two ways about still tells wolf. Has she was holding up? Okay. Both of the night. Just have. But remember when asked his uncle Astra to smoke marijuana that is win. Tom says everything went south. She is because down because she just had either a false positive miscarriage. That's what he admits. He flew off the handle yelling at actually family as he stops stairs to the bedroom. Like, you know, what she she doesn't need to take your vice just didn't mean to have tubes. Wotton? Herb. Those only negative thing that was seventy whole night. Now, he says he goes into the walk in closet to change his clothes. I was standing right there at one point. He even sketches out where he was as Ashley enters as she's. I said fun, do whatever you, and I was house pissed probably be whatever you he says they're on opposite sides of the bed. If the tiny ruled Tom still last to her from inside that closet. I did. The either dealing for sitting on her side of that bed. Tom says he can't really see her, but he can't hear her cocky, but God nine millimeter Torres on the. On the. Suddenly with no warning whatsoever. Where did you do before? I even had a chance of finishing a sentence close the door. Tom says he tried to staunch the plug coming from his wife's head while he called nine one one. Say, nope. No fight at all that she for some reason just takes gun out shooter stuff already told you what happened that won't on the back of her head is that where she can do it yourself. Tom is knowing. If you hit upset with you like this is this what you do the of Coen wide. I'm not supposed to get upset. And that's when detective wolf reveals that officers have already learned something incriminating from a next door. Neighbor was somebody who week actually heard argument in your conversation between when your wife? Okay. What she's telling you get off of me? Get off of me, saying don't leave me. Don't leave me. That's hard for me to believe. Anything more than a Fergal battle. But the war she presses the four heat. It gets. Tell me what happened in TIMMY where? Scratches on your body. She's referring to what looked like red abrasions on Tom's chest. But he insists he saved there as a surprise for Ashleigh and any marks they see came from his own scratching because he says, it's. This is a shape chest. Do you know about this hurt in inches? So when I'm sitting there, dude as Paul tricky, Nick, really, I shaved my chest for the first time in my life today and got scratches all over myself, but the detective is skeptical. Spent? With the tension mounting. What's going on with my white, please detective breaks, the news let you know? Your wife did not make it. Why did not make it? Shoes shoes. Tom is sticking to his story. I do this. I'm telling you right now after about two hours the detective gives him a compassionate, touch and would still know admission of guilt. He has no reason to hold him. Tom is free to go. You let them go. Why nothing else it didn't appear to be a solid clear homicide. And we knew we had a lot of work to do everybody that I've talked to said. Matt a loss for words. Tom delivers a eulogy at the funeral five days later as Ashley as laid to rest. And so it seemed was the case that is until two years later FOX thirty one Denver investigation is now leading to a brand new police probe who in someone new comes forward on this newscast. Someone no one ever expected when we return. You see headlines across your screen all day, but you're busy. What do you need to know? What's actually shaping your world? I'm Brad milkey from ABC news and every morning we start here. It was extraordinarily for as watching here in Singapore. ABC's new daily podcast a handful of stories just twenty minutes director Comey. Thanks for being with us. Newsmakers smart reporting taking you straight to the heart of the story starting here. Listen for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. Two years past. The Ashley fouls case is officially assume suicide closed that house on infidel empty foot. Brashly mother Jeddah. Every day is still New Year's day. She is fighting on like a dog with the bone. She would not let it go. When police would not cooperate with the mother, Jennifer FOX, she found somebody that would a reporter for over a year. We've been investigating the death of Ashley fell which then finally more than two years after Ashley death in the spring of two thousand fourteen this report is on a local FOX station reared in like a Denver Bronco shocking. New information and one damning account teenager next door. Neighbor, it Glover at home playing video games with a friend on that fateful night was peering out of his window over hearing the commotion outside the Fallas house his earth shattering new account. Don't I remember? I heard him extinct say I shot her. He says he heard thousand confessed. So why didn't the police know this two years earlier while according to Glover they did petite glady told detective Vikings about it on the night of the incident. But somehow it never ended up in Yates his report, do you think in any way, your department mishandled this case? No still in the event that it was a case of keystone cops or worse. A cover-up Evans police Jeep brand orders. The investigation reopened within the last hour Evans police announced they are real bidding investigation and not only was there to be a new investigation. It would be with fresh eyes. And nearby Fort Collins police would handle the case and Loveland police would examine how the original police weren't was handled. The grand jury met for three days being indicted by a grand jury seven months later, a grand jury, here's the new evidence, and Tom Balas is indicted for murder. Thorens arrested the former weld county deputy earlier this week. But where is Tom fallis the house? They lived in song eventually police tracked him down in Indiana. He moved there with the kids. He says to be near a sister talents arrested in Indiana is arrested in November of two thousand fourteen more than four years after the shooting all rise. Tom fallis is in this courtroom on trial for second degree murder trials, essentially going to come down to one question. Does the jury believe Ashley shot herself. Does the jury believe Tom fallis murders, which is the truth. The prosecution does not have an easy case here because they have this enormous legal burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt for starters. The jury years plenty about Tom's behavior that night started to really change after Tom blue start Cussing and throwing fed Ashley's mother. Jennifer who's been waiting any turning for chance to testify against. Tom describes a man unhinged and out of control before the shooting. This holiday you wish we would all die part of the prosecution's case. Here's the Thomas angry and enraged before this happens. That's a critical part of the case. It's star witness. Nick lovers. Turn on the stand. The young man from that TV report testifying about a midnight confession after the shooting by heard him saying, oh my God. What have I done? My god. What have I done he proceeded to say a shot my wife? You can't hear something like that. And forget about it. I mean, that's been a be embedded in your mind for years to come. The prosecution's case is building Nick's mother Kathy testifies about a critical phone call. She says she got that night from Chelsea Rigo a family friend who was visiting her boyfriend nearby. Kathy claims Rigo told her she heard a struggle between Tom and Ashley she sent because your neighbor to shot, his wife, and I said what? And she said I could hear her screaming get off me get off me. And then there's. This pivotal witness. He said go watch the guy in the driveway. Chris graves, a former weld county sheriff's deputy on the scene to assist the night of the shooting. I heard him. Screaming? I can't believe I shot her. I can't believe she's dead, but it bees year witness accounts aren't strong enough. The prosecution has even more a criminalist with a new theory shoots her bang Jonathan priest a former Denver police officer who now does professional crime scene reconstruction in a model bedroom built in the courtroom. He tells the jury after looking at pictures of the evidence has serious concerns about the amount of blood on the carpet, the position of Ashley's body and the pattern of blood splatter on the bedroom. Wall. With this being suicide. Side. One point wasn't looking good for Tom fallis. Was it? There's been a lot of stuff that that sort of paints Tom this angry volatile husband as someone who was angry at Ashley that night. It was fighting with their. When the ball drop us ring in two thousand twelve no one who dick Clark's last rocketing, nor did anyone know it would be Ashley house his last one to Ashley Fallas who mysteriously died after a family get together. The twenty year old found shot at her home in two thousand twelve now during the trial more than four years in the making angry as you can imagine and it's all directed her. Her husband, Tom fouls, stands accused of her murder and the prosecution is painting a pretty ugly picture of Fisher clashed. He's read agitated, but their case is about to crumble. Did not kill his wife that offense tells the jury exactly what Tom said from the moment. He bursts called nine one one Ashley shot herself. Jurors here that entire nine one one call summer in tears as they listen to the couple screaming children that night. But Tom is obviously distraught himself. And as much as the courtroom had been told he was in a rage. The night actually died Tom's parents his father, Jim his mother, Anna say it with completely different. They were at the house to that night. When he talks Tom on the phone at that time, he was sterile. Yes. He was crying. Yes. He said he needed you to come back. Yes. Because Ashley shot herself. Yes. Did you ever hear him say I shot her never did you ever hear Tom confess at that time to shooting? Ashley, never, Ed. Remember, Jennifer, Ashley mother was his vocal as any witness about her suspicions that Tom shot. Her daughter on cross examination. Defense attorney drew Nielsen reveal some deep troubling family history. Your mother committed suicide she did and your brother committed suicide he did both relatives coincidentally ending their life with a gun. And it's that propensity for suicide that Tom Velez defense lawyers plant a field day around lobbing grenades. The proceedings telling the jury Ashley had pen her own suicide note months before. Ashley's own words, fruit. That she committed suicide Santon another shoe was about to drop, you solemnly, swear. This man, Dr Michael Allen by an international expert on suicide says she gave off many red flags my opinion, is that she had many many risk factors and warning signs. Do you believe that Ashley Fallas was a high risk to commit suicide January first two thousand twelve yes. And remember his trial might never be happening. If not for the claim that Tom himself, supposedly confessed suddenly that narrative is being debunked to detective might be eight interview. That teenage I wouldn't Nick Glover who came forward two years later claiming teeth tollgates about it that night, Nick lever ever tell you. I Tom foul sake. Shop. No, are you certain levered in six certain another disaster for the prosecution. Former deputy Chris graves testimony. That he heard Tom fallis confessed to killing his wife. But the depends question why he waited two years to report this alleged confession. Required. Terminated for lack of candor Brecht terminated for lack of honesty. And the other officers on the scene say they never heard any such thing at any point throughout this investigation. Did you hear Mr. Fallas indicate that he shot his wife Noman? No meme, if you think things couldn't get worse. Just listen to crime scene investigator. Dan, Gillam he's a witness for the prosecution, but after more than four hundred hours in a lab endlessly recreated the shooting. He agrees with the defense that this was no murder. He believe what occurred was a suicide his wife shot herself in the head. Correct. Correct. About like that ended offense tells the jury ever fired that weapon would have gunshot residue for GS are on their hands. She has. She. Dallas. Us. Really, colorado. Just as an every case in every courtroom in our system of Justice comes this final electrifying moment between crime and punishment Strauss. We make. Closing arguments. Arguing just like the people of this community have been doing all these years ever since Ashley Balas dial a gun shop and her own bedroom. Her children just down the hall four years. Church one days passed since actually balanced diet in the early morning hours, January first two thousand twelve and after thirteen days worth of testimony over forty witnesses the responsibility in this case as yours. But now Tom fouls freedom is on the line. The prosecutor gets the first crack chief Deputy District Attorney Anthea Carascalao projecting a smiling photo, Ashley Fallas and her son the youngest of three children. Number in. This case is twelve. The prosecutors measured the thoughtful Ursula Serret her incriminating evidence aimed as precisely as knives. In a carnival act showing the jury plenty clothing that crucial blood batter. The prosecutor even going down on her knees. Several times demonstrating the possibility in her view of Ashley herself. She basically. He's winning the nightstand. Turn this way to look at him across the bed was the problem with that. It's not what he said. That's not an always sheep Burge's jers to question. Why so much blood on Tom shirt hit explanation time get so much fled on the shirts. What he demonstrated for you on the ground is that essentially the defendant would have to be on his knees hovering over her essentially with his whole upper body over her head, but wasn't from. Nonni said that we are asking that you go back to that jury. That gives us tasty tension minute deserves and that you return the the Justice defense, then it's defense attorney iris Avon's turn. She begins the way she started three weeks. Earlier standing behind her client, Tom fallis with her hands on his shoulders. He is not guilty. He did not do this. He loved his wife that humanizes fouls that shows she's not afraid of him. I think it very likely had an impact on the jury the day before any wild speculation that Tom bows would testify and tell the jury directly in his own words, what happened was laid to rest with a quiet pro forma exchange with the judge. So have you made a decision I have. And what is your decision? I will not testify defense may have built they did enough damage to the state's case not least with an eleventh hour witness on the eleventh day of the trial. Dead dia, pending. They take the dirty laundry of Ashley fouls for infidelity. Just six months before she died with an old high school flame, jed pepping. Did you reignite a relationship with her? Yes. But offense attempting to show Ashley was capable of shooting herself. When her pistol wasn't under the mattress was in her purse oil aware of actually carrying a loaded gun in her purse. Yes, that Ashley foul seem comfortable with with the firearm. Yes. At now, Tom's attorney crowbar the state's case apart. We don't have to prove that Ashley Fallas committed suicide. They have to prove that he had her gun. Beyond a reasonable doubt held the gun to her head beyond a reasonable doubt. And pulled the trigger beyond a reasonable doubt. Actually fells was victim suicide. Tom fellas. Is victim of a false accusation. But the last or in the case as Nancy Grace's happy to point out always belongs to the prosecution. They get to attack and destroy everything. The defense just said, and then a jury goes out of the room as it fits is. Like what? But they don't get to say anything that. It's extremely powerful weapon for the state district. Attorney Ben Whitney tells jurors use your commonsense. Life experience go with your gut your he's got to tell you that actually fast twenty eight year old mother free. Do not go in four minutes from saying goodbye to her family to walking into her room and taking up the gun and putting into her head employing the trick for three weeks this quaint Mexican cafe across the street from the courthouse. Played host to both sides. Ashley Fallas, his family and the defense during breaks of the trial. But it wasn't the hot sauce making Tom vowel sweat as he waited for the jury's verdict. He barely had time to finish his rights and beans, Jerry, only deliberated three and a half hours after weeks of testimony that is with verdict. And sometimes that's a. Good sign for the prosecution in Jalen. The jury has reached verdict. Judge Thomas Kwame and read the jury sudden decision to a packed courthouse. We the jury find the defendant Thomas Fallas, not guilty of murder in the second degree and all lesser included offenses while Tom fallis, hugs, his lead attorney his defense team wipes away, tears and Mousa. Thank you to the men and women of the jury as they are led out of the courtroom. You have to wonder whether the prosecutors felt pressure to bring the case even the crime scene. Evidence was at best conflicting most people would have been shot if they'd been conviction and in the wake of that verdict, a challenge police force has had to look at self in the mirror and ask its own questions about how they handled the case. She thought it was a homicide. And now now I believe it's a suicide which changed for you, the forensic evidence. The forensic analysis all the information gleaned by the investigating party. Once I was filled in on all that much later. I was very comfortable with agreement that it's suicide. Four years after that New Year's Eve party ended in tragedy. Tom fouls Freeman and Ashley's death. It stands as it was a suicide her mother Jenna and her father Joel find that hard to accept what did you think? When you heard that verdict. Shock complete shock. Three hours. They had lunch. Dicta foreman could went through any of the evidence people who know actually know that she would never have killed herself. Joel three weeks ago, you held up a sign that said Justice for Eshan. Yes. T believe Justice ration. No. Now. I am. Him heartbroken? On that part of what I know to be the truth. Ashley had a zeal for life, Ashley loved life. I will always remember as the child the daughter that I've always known in loved. Ashley being remembered by her parents tonight, they did not bring a wrongful death lawsuit against Tom palace and the statute of limitations for that has now passed that's our program for tonight. I'm any robot. That'd be all of his twenty twenty. Thanks for watching tonight. Everybody. 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NPR News: 04-14-2020 11PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. President Trump says he will hall to US funding to the World Health Organization as NPR's Jason Movie and reports trump is accusing the who of covering up the corona virus outbreak in China and failing to slow the spread of the disease. Globally president trump says the corona virus outbreak could have been contained at its source in China if the World Health Organization had done its job calling the WHO Very China centric. Trump says the agency severely mismanaged. The outbreak repeated untrue claims from Beijing and didn't share crucial information with the rest of the world the. Who failed this basic duty and must be held accountable? It's time after all of these decades trump's criticism comes despite repeated warnings from the. Who that the corona virus was likely to spread globally? Who had urged nations for months to prepare to deal with it? Jason Bien NPR news. California Governor Gavin NEWSOM has outlined conditions for lifting corona virus restrictions in his state. He's not yet giving a time line for doing so but NPR's Eric Westervelt reports. The newsome is calling for expanded. Testing Governor Newsom said any decisions on restarting. The nation's largest economy will be based on science. Not Politics he laid out six parameters for any eventual easing of the stay at home order the biggest expanding the ability to test more Californians and conduct contact tracing of those infected and newsome warned that ordinary life may look very different in the short term. You may be having dinner With a waiter wearing gloves maybe a face mask dinner where the menu is disposable. Where your temperature is checked before you walk in to the establishment. These are likely scenarios. Schools may have staggered start times to reduce crowding large gatherings such as concerts and sports. He said are unlikely. Through at least the Summer Eric Westervelt. Npr News San Francisco. The Environmental Protection Agency says it will not tighten government limits on the amount of soot allowed in the air as NPR's Rebecca Hersher reports the EPA decision goes against the recommendations of scientists. Working for the agency sit is the common name for very small particles of pollution released by power plants. Cars and trucks and factories. Inhaling soot is not good for human health and makes asthma and other respiratory diseases worse and is broadly associated with shorter life. Expectancies the EPA reviews national suit regulations every five years last year EPA scientists published a draft report showing at the threshold for annual exposure to soot should be lower to protect health the American Lung Association agreed an EPA Advisory Committee of Independent Air. Scientists also agreed but was disbanded by the trump administration in two thousand eighteen. Now the EPA says it will not tighten air pollution standards. The final rule is expected in December. From Becker. Hersher reporting this is NPR news the US Treasury Department is telling Americans to ignore claims that millions of people have to pay back the relief money they get. From the Government Spokeswoman Patricia McLaughlin says the bogus to messages are popping up on videos and online. The Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says first payments have gone out and that roughly eighty million Americans should receive checks this week. The labor department estimates some seventeen million. Us citizens of lost jobs due to shut down to contain the spread of Corona virus. A ninety nine year old British army veteran has raised more than two and a half million dollars for health workers treating cove it nineteen patients as NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London. He did it by doing laps in his garden with the help of a walker during world. War Two. Tom Moore served in India and Burma last week. He began a campaign to help. Raise money for England's national health services to grab with covert nineteen more pledged walked one hundred laps in his garden in Bedfordshire north of London before his hundredth birthday at the end of this month the retired army captain has received national publicity and more than seventy five thousand people from around the world of Contributed the money will support frontline healthcare workers and also pay for mental health services for them and their families. Moore's raising funds is thank you to NHA staff who treat him for cancer and a broken hip Frank Langfitt NPR news on Wall Street stocks posted gains amid speculation about how the nation's economy might reopen. The Dow Jones industrials jumped five hundred fifty eight points. The Nasdaq added three hundred twenty three. Us futures are down in premarket trading. I'm Shay Stevens. Npr News in Washington.
Wed. 05/20 - How A.I. Can Help Us Develop a Vaccine More Quickly
"Welcome to the good news. Ride home for Wednesday may twentieth. Two Thousand Twenty. I'm Jackson Bird. Us states are all reopening in some fashion this week. How powered biotech can speed up the vaccine development process and Cova nineteen patients are running their own surveys to show the true effects of the disease. Plus a livestream from Stonehenge chucky cheeses new front and a British man who has turned to one hundred gotten a book deal topped the music charts and been knighted all in the past two months. All fifty. U S states have reopened at least in some capacity though exactly how varies greatly from state to state with some only reopening certain businesses in certain areas and others like Alaska? Promising it by the end of the week it will be quote just like it was prior to the virus. According to Governor Dunlavey writer Paul Krugman shared some stats from reservation. Site Open table on twitter. Open table has a full data. Set that they're keeping updated daily based on information from restaurants around the nation. That's very fascinating to dig through. I'll put a link to that in the show notes but Krugman was looking specifically at the percent change in reservations for this year compared to last and he said quotes it suggests that even in states that have reopened people are staying home a couple implications on one side surge in new infections may be smaller than feared because people aren't changing behavior that much on the other economic bounceback may be muted for the same reason. I do wonder though whether online restaurant reservations are a high s thing socioeconomic status and may not reflect how many people crowded beaches and so on I e we might get a surge in contagion risks without much economic activity worst of both worlds pure speculation of course and quotes natural. Disasters are adding a new challenge to the pandemic a cyclone off. India's coast has pushed three million people into shelters and India and Bangladesh attempts are being made to limit the shelters to half capacity in accordance with social distancing measures. Meanwhile two dams failed in Michigan on the eve of a record. Flooding Governor Whitmore says the city of Midland could see up to nine feet of water and forced the evacuation of ten thousand people. The situation in Brazil continues to worsen. They reported their deadliest day yet. Yesterday are now experiencing the third largest outbreak in the world just behind the US and Russia us. Airlines are starting to see an uptick in demand. Southwest says new bookings are outpacing cancellations and American Airlines says. Planes are flying thirty five percent full of from fifteen percent in April. It's still a long road ahead though the number of people passing through security checkpoints at. Us airports is down ninety two percent from this same time last year. And if you've been frustrated by not being able to unlock your phone with face. Id wearing a mask. Chinese Tech Company. Wami might have the solution in their new transparent end. Ninety Five Lake facemask the AIRY which comes complete with self cleaning and anti fog features the area is currently being prototype but the company known for its amazed fit line of wearables thinks it could be on the market in six months to a year and fall somewhere around in eighty dollar price. Point as we've been covering on this podcast the race to a vaccine is on an undetermined. There are a multitude of factors. That put the turnaround time in question. But prime among them are the billions of possibilities that have to be sifted through to discover the right set of molecules and the reality of just how long clinical trials take legendary inventor. Ray Kurzweil has an idea to shorten the timeline artificial intelligence writing in wired kurzweil points out that human trials can be imperfect time consuming and expensive quotes. A human doctor may come up with a few dozen drugs. That may treat a disease. The actual number of theoretical drug possibilities is in the trillions. The current method for testing these few treatments is to organize a few hundred human subjects and then test them over about a year and a half at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars very often the first several solutions tested on humans are not ideal and lead to other solutions. That also take a few years to develop and test. We're literally stuck watching. People Succumb a disease for years while only a few possible solutions are tested. Not much can be advanced until those results are available. Kurzweil continues quote. Ai Simulations have the potential to test all of the trillions of possibilities with tens of thousands of simulated patients for a simulated period of years and do all of this in a matter of hours or days and quotes a biology simulator using A. I helped scientists in Australia. Create a turbo charged flu vaccine. Last year and Argonne National Laboratory has been using a supercomputer to narrow down the candidates for antiviral drugs to treat covid nineteen. Kurzweil believes that by the end of the decade will have effective enough models and simulations to do away with the need for human trials altogether. But in the meantime he says more labs need to be using. Ai Technology to simulate the trillions of possibilities and for the time being at least follow that up with human trials of the most promising ones with so much still unknown about covid nineteen and so many people recovering at home away from the monitor of a doctor or research team. Many people are turning to online support. Groups made up of other covid nineteen patients to find share information. Several of these groups don't exist merely to provide emotional support however some of them have started to archive stories. Organiz large scale surveys and collect data on the real life experiences of having covid nineteen one of their primary discoveries. Covid nineteen drags on for much longer than the two weeks that guidelines allege for mild cases survey responses from more than six hundred forty patients organized by the body politic support. Group showed an average of forty days for recovery. That's four zero though. It is worth noting that this is an informal study not one that has been peer reviewed and the respondents are mostly white women and there also may be a bias towards people with longer recovery times seeking out support groups like body politic research papers are beginning to emerge that back up this finding however and patient anecdotes about extended non-linear recovery's have proliferated far beyond this one survey quoting elemental medium publication on health and wellness recently. King's College London and Massachusetts General Hospital partnered with the Nutritional Startup Zoe on a covid symptoms. Study APP they're more than three million. Respondents are contributing daily. Geo located updates on their health including some of the most recent additions to the growing list of COVID SIDE EFFECTS. Like loss of smell or taste and footsores. Their data has already supplied intriguing evidence for a genetic component to people's Corona virus symptoms. It also suggests that at least two hundred thousand of their study. Participants have had symptoms for six weeks. End Quote Wall that data is just preliminary and we can't take anything totally for certain yet members of groups like body politic emphasize. How important it is that. Healthcare providers and the general public are made aware of any symptoms and long-term effects that we're starting to see emerge because as Diana Berendt the founder of the survivor corps. Facebook group says quotes the things that were sort of being dismissed out of hand. A month ago are now being validated. And doctors agree. There is so much we're still learning and while the medical world focuses on survival. I it will take some time for us to answer a lot of the unknowns. Paul Garner a professor at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine told The Guardian quote. This is a novel disease and an outrageous one. The textbooks haven't been written and quote. If you're bummed about any travel plans you had this summer being canceled. Mark your calendars for a virtual trip to cross off your bucket list on June. Twenty twenty-first for the first time ever stonehenge will be live streaming sunrise and sunset. On the summer solstice so people around the world can witness the spectacle quoting mental floss. The first day of summer is a very important occasion stonehenge when the sun appears over the horizon on the solstice it appears to line up perfectly with the massive stone structure. This has led some to believe that stonehenge played an important role in Druid solstice celebrations when it was erected between thirty five hundred and five thousand years ago and quotes thousands of people. Make the trip to Stonehenge. For the event every year so to make up for that and to encourage people to stay home English Heritage Organization that manages the landmark will be streaming the solstice on their facebook page the Sun will rise at approximately four fifty two. Am British summertime on June twenty first and set at about nine twenty six PM British summertime. So here in New York. We'd be watching the sunrise just before midnight on the twentieth. Check your time zone and bookmark. The link in the show notes which links to the English heritage's facebook page where it will be streamed early on in the lockdown on my daily walks I had a kind of somber fascination with reading all of the handmade signs that various businesses had posted in their windows before shutting down. I live in a very Irish neighborhood and with all the bars being ordered to close the day before their biggest night of the year a lot of them still had Saint Patrick's day decorations hanging dusty in Sun bleached in the windows. One sign that really got me rain at the start. Though was one scrawled in sharpie on a piece of Printer. Paper tape downside chucky cheese that said they were delivering pizzas just called order. All it turns out that enterprise got a bit more formalized as the weeks went on chucky cheese officially listed themselves on. Grub for pizza delivery but when they may be weren't getting enough business because who really goes to chucky cheese just for the pizza not for the arcade. They rebranded as pass galleys. Pizza and wings a chucky cheese spokesperson told food and wine quote. Cac Entertainment Inc. recently launched well pizza and wings. Nationwide the inspiration was rooted in the desire to create a premium pizza while staying true to the C. E. C. Brand Pasqua's pizza and wings named after another favourite member of munches make believe band shares kitchen space with the chucky cheese restaurant ensuring high quality. Fresh ingredients pets qualities pizza and wings recipes use fresh homemade pizza dough just like chucky cheese but is a different pizza that features a thicker crust and extra sauce giving consumers a more flavorful premium pizza experience while qualities pizza and wings. Recipes are currently only available for delivery select items might be added to the chucky cheese menu in the future and quote and well. This type of rebrand isn't that uncommon. A reddit user quoted by food and wine says it's called a quote virtual kitchen usually used for places that WanNa try to have a different concept to create more income but a delivery only end quote. But what is uncommon is for a restaurant chain to have an entire extended universe when the news of pests qualities broke this week when a reddit user ordered it thinking they were supporting a local pizzeria. And then discovered it was in fact Chucky Cheese. Vivian Kane over at the Mary. Sue uncovered the original back story to the character of Chuckie cheese which then led me down the rabbit hole of the chucky cheese. Fandom wicky yes there's an entire wicky ah for the chucky cheese characters so this Pasquarelli character. In addition to being the drummer of the animatronic band was a chef who basically had a ratatouille situation with young chuck. Entertainment CHEESE WHO TURNS OUT WAS IN ORPHANED MOUSE from the Saint Marinara Orphanage? Who never knew his own birthday and therefore never had a birthday party at some point in his life. Chuck one fifty dollars in a pong competition and used to move to New York City where he ended up at qualities family restaurant when he discovered impass quality was going to off the mouse. When at the last minute he heard him sing and decided to set him up with an open mic night at the restaurant at first chuck froze with stage fright but then upon seeing kids celebrating his birthday with his family. Out in the restaurant. Chucky cheese was compelled by the all consuming force of birthday magic. And the rest is history. There is so much more that you can read about all the characters on the Wiki if you really want to. But here's a few additional out of universe facts about the chucky cheese restaurant that you can moreover while you enjoy some squalls. Pizza later so chucky cheese was founded in nineteen seventy seven as pizza time theatre by Atari Co founder. No additional who wanted to make a more kid friendly space for Arcade Games Chuck and the rest of the characters have been through several rebrand over the years and when chucky cheese himself got an updated look in two thousand twelve. They replaced the old voice. Actor Duncan Brennan with Jarrett rettig from bowling for soup who I also learned for. The first time today was born in my hometown. And I don't think I'm ever going to be able to hear nineteen eighty five again without imagining chucky cheese singing it. Also apparently chucky cheese doesn't have the animatronic at all anymore. They got rid of them. Nationwide in two thousand seventeen along with the tokens. Now they just have a big interactive dance floor and modernized play passes for the Games and one last note onscreen in case you do actually WanNa try ordering from them. I it's spelled P. A. S. Q. U. A. L. L. Y. S. And I did successfully find it. On grub and seamless listed as a restaurant. But it doesn't seem to be available everywhere chucky cheeses. It's just in some towns so your mileage may vary and ending today with some genuinely uplifting news back towards the start of social distancing measures in the United Kingdom Ninety nine year old World War. Two veteran captain. Tom Moore was challenged by his son in law to walk one hundred laps around his garden before his hundredth birthday. At the end of April upping the Ante Moore's daughter decided to turn the challenge into a fundraising opportunity and launched a just giving campaign with the goal of one thousand pounds for the National Health Service. The UK's public healthcare system the challenge got the attention of the international media and before long the fundraiser had ballooned to thirty two million pounds or about forty million dollars and captain. Tom Moore became a symbol of hope and resiliency across all of Britain off the back of the successful fundraiser. He signed to book deals one a memoir of his time in service during World War. Two and another a children's book he also recorded a cover of you'll never walk alone alongside singer. Michael Ball acquire of h s workers which skyrocketed to number one in the English charts on his hundredth birthday. At the end of April he was given the honorary title of Colonel and received over two hundred thousand cards and over five thousand gifts from around the country and just yesterday he was told that he will be awarded a knighthood by the Queen. The proceeds from the books and song will go to the newly established. Captain Tom Moore Foundation to Support efforts to treat loneliness and bereavement as well as relief efforts for the pandemic outside. Britain and the money from the initial fundraiser. Is already in use by the? Nhs in part to create therapeutic facilities for healthcare workers. So well done captain Sir Tom More. That is all for today as always this show is produced by ride home media The Daily News. Podcast people. I'm Jackson Bird and I hope you have a good rest of your day. I'll talk to you tomorrow.
NPR News: 07-17-2020 12PM ET
"Live from NPR news I'm Lakshmi Sang? The three men accused of killing Ahmad Berry. Have all pleaded not guilty. Georgia public broadcasting's Emily Jones. Has Details Travis Michael Gregory, Mcmichael? And William Roddy Brian, each phase, nine counts on charges, including felony, murder, malice, murder and aggravated assault. During a brief arraignment, hearing all three entered not guilty pleas. Ahmad Aubrey who was black, was jogging through the white defendants neighborhood in February when they began following him. They say they suspected him of recent alleged. Alleged break INS. Arby's family maintains. He was simply on a jog. Travis McMichael confronted armory and video shows them fighting briefly before McMichael shot with a shotgun. There's no date yet for a trial. Because of Georgia's judicial emergency, due to covid nineteen for NPR news I'm Emily Jones in Brunswick Georgia. The mayor of Atlanta is questioning the timing of the lawsuit Georgia Governor. Brian Kemp filed over the city's requirement that people wear masks in public to slow the spread of Corona virus. Mirror Kisha chalance bottoms. Democrat till CBS. The Republican governor sued after President Trump violated the city's mask rule when he landed at Atlanta's airport. Wednesday bottom says the suit is really odd in her words. Though governor Kemp is set against requiring people to wear face coverings. He is advising them strongly to do so given the surgeon you infections in Georgia. Texas has reported more than ten thousand new cases so far more than half of them in San Antonio Joey Palacios of Texas public radio reports. The high numbers are the result of delayed test results. The tests were backlogged about two weeks. According to the San, Antonio Metropolitan Health district, a new laboratory processing the test was incorrectly filing the data in a digital folder that the city's health department was not aware existed San Antonio Mayor. Ron Near Berg says the city has experienced backlogs before, but this was frustrating. When were examining these data on a daily basis? WE WE WANNA make sure that we're consistent and the delays in these data is. is making it very difficult on us. The backlog has been cleared that the county had been adding about six hundred new cases per day over the last week. The sudden edition catapulted the total case count to more than twenty seven. Thousand I'm Joy Palacios in San Antonio and NPR. Investigation reveals medical doctors and dentists in the US continue to prescribe too many opioid medications. NPR's Brian Man says that in a of cases ignoring federal safety guidelines. The opioid epidemic has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans and the medical industry has faced huge pressure to cut back. Prescribing and the number of pills has come down from peak levels, but all prescribing is still more than twice what it was before the opioid boom began. That's NPR's Brian Man reporting at last check on. Wall, Street the Dow is down twenty three points at twenty, six thousand seven hundred eleven. This is NPR. The. Queen has knighted. Captain Tom Moore who is one hundred years old Windsor Castle to the world. War Two vet for raising thirty-three million pounds for the National Health Service during the pandemic NPR's Frank Langfitt. HAS THAT STORY FROM LONDON? Captain More became a household name in Britain this year began raising money for the NHS by walking laps in his garden, too. Many Britons more channeled the country's World War Two spirit to tackle the coronavirus crisis, which has killed tens of thousands of people here more also provided a ray of light amid months of dire health and economic news when Prime Minister Boris, Johnson nominated him for a knighthood. He described Moore as quote. A national treasure in a tweet sent on Friday morning Moore wrote quote, ready and raring to go for a very special day frank. LANGFITT NPR News London. Three M, the US is leading manufacturer of the highly sought after N. ninety five masks is suing for price gouging. The company says it has filed eighteen lawsuits after investigating thousands of reports of unlawful markups of its and ninety five products, fraud and counterfeiting three M is approved by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and health. The AP projects Jamal Bowman a former school principal the winner in the democratic. Primary Against Sixteen term incumbent Eliot, Engel in New York's Sixteenth Congressional district, Bohm's victories a win for New York's progressive movement coming two years after representative Alexandria Cortez. Cortez topped another longtime Democrat in a neighboring district. You're listening to NPR news.
The Royal Familys special relationship with President Biden
"The hello one and all and welcome back to the at your favorite place for all the latest going on with the family. Of course your host omits be joined by incomparable the magnificent my beautiful maggie. How're you doing. Oh i love those all. Thank you omid right back at you. I'm wonderful. how are you my. I'm pretty good. You know still. I'm probably in the same clothes the same room everything from the last episode. I have a rotating wardrobe about five sweat seats. How you've sweatsuits though that. Sounds like the track suit and matching talking about. And it's so funny. I've never worn pants so much in my life and i just keep gravitating towards one pair and i have to wash them. I get really sad. Because i'm like. What am i supposed to work. That's a big problem. We've become widely attached to those are. My cozy has been a busy week on the rural counties. Buying very little actually happening outside of palace walls. We've yet to return to in person engagements but that doesn't mean the harrison a lot to discuss that we've seen selfie videos from the duchess of cambridge. We had harry claiming victory on a massive lawsuit against britain's mantle on sunday newspaper and we'll prince william speaking out against racism in british football or soccer to you guys we'll be looking into all of those stories live laser on the show and it's also been just over two weeks since president biden was sworn into the white house and we found his biggest fans over here the uk. We'll be looking into the very special relationship. That family has always had with america's current president and diving into some of the quirkiest stories from the past. But before we get to all of that maggie. I thought it'd be a good way to start the show just taking a moment to remember. Captain tom moore who unfortunately passed away this week. The news was announced or confirmed by his family. He said the nhs hero passed away from corona virus. Of course he is most famous for being the man that captured the hearts around the world for his valiant work raising almost fifty million dollars. For national health service charities here in the uk the start of the pandemic. You'll remember the footage of him walking around his home. Many many times with zimmer frame and he sort of became i guess a mascot of hope for not just people in the uk but around the world who i think saw him smiling in the face of what was a very scary time especially in those early days when we knew very little about. The pandemic was so incredible. Though is to sit. The tom moore became just not only such an inspiration in the uk but around the world. You know he. The news of his passing is leading broadcast in america. And so think about that right this man. In britain Becomes sort of this inspiration in sensation around the world. And you'll be put together a piece on him for abc and what struck me. Was that mean yes. It is so sad that he passed away. But even more so just remembering. His incredible life was so impactful an amazing and especially this past year. We think about what he did All of the things he's accomplished We were kind of going through some of the memories and one that stuck out to me if you remember even We were celebrating new year's eve here in the uk and they did that. Drone light show and they made the drones in the image of captain. Thomas more In his walker and immediately everyone knew who he was in the sky and everyone kind of had that same emotion that same feeling of just like. Aw hope inspiration right and and to have been able to do that in your life is really incredible and of course really touched the hearts of members of the royal family as well. We saw everyone from the queen's prince. Harry reach out to countenance tom during that time that he was raising so much money for the n. h. s. More recently we saw him knighted by the queen last summer. In a unique ceremony ephraim will remember one of the few times. We actually saw the cream outs in person but it was something that she wanted to do. And in fact she was one of the first people first. Public figures to reach out to the family to share message of condolence puck and pilots confirmed that she sent a private message to his family and said her thoughts and those of the royal family will with them recognizing the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and across the entire world. I think is some amazing again. Is that image of the queen with him too. I mean there are two people that i've just really lived such full amazing lives and to see them together and we could you imagine a lunch with the two of them. I mean just incredible. The things that you could talk about and even there was a tweet from at prime minister. Boris johnson this sort of referenced. captain tom. More story life. How you know he was a world war two veteran and he was there for his country in time when they needed in and again during this crisis during the pandemic they was he was there for his country and for the world again and release. Talk with me to omit was. He recently released an autobiography and one of his lines that he writes that i think is like the perfect way to some. All of this up is he says life is to be lived and i believe that age is no barrier to living it. Wow one hundred years incredible life lived and we certainly here poets and our condolences to the family as well and salute him to raising the spirits. I think of not just the nation entire world during what has been a very difficult time. Someone else that has been doing her bits to help raise. Spirits was the duchess of cambridge. Highlights it the of children's mental health week this week with a selfie video. Something we haven't seen much on the roads kind of seeing everything else they visine that is possible. Cates took it to the outdoors in the way she knows best. We've had a talk about the importance of spending time outside and apparently filmed this little snippets after going for a run the whole state hence the beanie in casual clothing. I wasn't gonna say the beanie was a new look all of a sudden. I was like kay talking to me right now. It was sort of unexpected. But i loved it. I thought it was so welcoming and down to earth. This is a great Great way to seat to see her in her element mental health children's while being really being the key issues in her work. And i think fans are really excited to see a delivering such a personal message. And we've seen a lot of that from kate during this pandemic. she's kind of found her groove. She seems a lot more laid back casual. Perhaps in her delivery. I think some of that is when you take away the formalities a geraldo engagement. And someone can speak three that mobile phone or through a macbook camera. Makes things a little less daunting. I think we've seen a more fun and playful scientists recent months. Yeah it's true i it. It definitely made things feel more casual and like you say if we've learned anything over the past few months if not the year it's welcome being welcomed into someone home gives you this new appreciation for them kind of as a human so. We've been slowly breaking down barriers with zoom calls and now to see a selfie video evolution. Well it was good news for prince harry this week when we saw him win all claim victory in a case against britain's mail online and mail on sunday newspapers. He was falsely accused by the tabloids of turning his back on the british forces last year after stepping back from the royal family is a working member. The paper reported in october. The hits snubbed. The royal marines. Not being in touch with anyone since his last appearance as an honorary marine in march and we have to remember that prince harry's honorary titles were taken away from him by the royal family when he stepped back from the firm. But harry has of course maintain that contact with the military and veteran communities. We've seen him do a lot in virtually over the past nine or ten months and stepping back and the paper admitted that this story was false will last week. A high court hearing her. He was awarded not only the legal costs for taking on the mail but also his team say was substantial damages for the libellous claims. In fact he already announced. He's giving those damages stray. So it's the invictus foundation that's of course a military charity and organization that he founded some years ago. This i found so interesting about this. Was that his lawyer was given time to speak during the high court hearing and they used it as a chance really to make a statement about the paper which they said used wording which significantly underplayed the series of the accusations against him when it came to their policy apology and they said that the paper did not expressly acknowledge that the allegations were false. This is of course referring to a one-sentence apology in the paper which was followed by promise by the patriots donates to the invictus foundation. Of course invictus foundation said they received nothing so i think how he was quite keen to finally put that money in their hands and move on from this story. Well over i find so interesting about this door is obviously is a huge win. For harry. does this set a precedent for the future. Harry and meghan have several lawsuits right now. That are ongoing. And i know we're going to be hearing a more on megan's law suit next week so i'm curious as this sort of the trend that we're going to be seeing this sort of a new precedent that's being set in british courts of law with obviously too early to tell just yet again. We won't know until next week but definitely something to be interested in. Pay attention to. Yeah i think we've seen a couple shown show no fear when it comes to taking on misinformation false reporting. They really have nothing holding them back at this point now at the same time i would imagine that they don't want that lives to be filled up a never ending stream of we know that legal costs can get very expensive. The judge pointed out this week that the thirty five thousand pounds. His legal team was saying that they were going to clain for legal. Compensation was far over. What was acceptable. And he was actually awarded to an a half thousand pounds in costs. But that just shows how much these case actually cost to get off the ground and they ran for a relatively short period of time. So it's gonna be about finding that balance there. At least i think showing the world that they taking this seriously and doing everything they can to protect their names especially when it comes to something like this you know we have to remember back in the hearing the first hearing for this case. It was harry's law is pointed out the severity of making a claim that someone like harry turned his back on the military community when it came to supporting them for mental health issues and injuries both physical and invisible because of course he has become somewhat of a hero in that community. And i think when you Then purport that at hero has turned away from these people. You leave people in vulnerable place and that can come with all sorts of Quite serious consequences. I think this is really important for him into really handle through the legal system. And it's also in a week where we've patron sources close to harry reaffirmed his pledge or remind people of his pledge to always be committed to the military community he will continue Dot for as long heat is alive. I would imagine and there was unfortunate news this week. The invictus games that were taking place this summer in the hake have now been put back to spring twenty twenty two of course because of the pandemic and the inability to travel. I think how he will probably be behind the scenes really looking at ways that he can reach out and connect with those communities in safeway's over the months ahead. Yeah it's hard to believe that when the victims games was postponed last year. I don't think any of us really believed it would get postponed again. Hearing that you're let's just one example of so many things that are getting postponed or cancelled again. But you know we're we're moving on. Its happy to see him talking about the games for next year. At least the exactly well sports do continue elsewhere in the world. Football is still very much in play right now here in the uk but one thing is being taking up. A lot of headlines is the serious issue of racism. In the british soldier community high profile players have been under attack on social media number of racist trolls and the authorities most recently got involved and this is seen prince. William who is the president of the football association speak-out against racism in football in a very red move actually took to twitter himself to write up his own thoughts on. The matter was a strongly-worded tweets where he said that racist abuse whether on the pitch in the stands or on social media is despicable and it must stop now. He went on so that we all have a responsibility to create an environment where such abuse is not tolerated and those who choose to spread hate. Division are held accountable for their actions. I think it was great to hear from the jacob cambridge on this matter. We have him really touch on the issue racism before. So this is a great starts but maggie con. Bring this up without mentioning that it did come under fair amount of criticism at the time because course his very own sister in law was subject to a serious amount of racism for a number of years. And we didn't hear much from the palace so this is why we haven't really seen williams comments shed by many within the football community better late than never and i think i would. I would love to see more of this from the family. Not just with issues that relate to places that patron all the charities they support but just in general i think of often the family talk about reflecting the issues or be for showing an understanding the issues in modern day society british society. We don't him much on this subject. Many members of the royal family about silence throughout black lives matter last year was noted by many so it would be great. See how we how things change moving forward and we will move forward into a break now but afterwards will be looking into the very special relationship that the family have with america's presidents state gene. Welcome back everyone well. It's been over two weeks since. President biden's inauguration his first ten days. Were i'd say as smooth as any modern presidential history. He signed more than forty executive orders and received a round of praise across the world particularly from those that supports in the us but he has an unlikely group of fans in the cape sickly over the palace his work received letters from both the queen and prince charles showing great interest in the work that he's doing also expressing keen interest to establish good relations. Moving forward of course is part of what we have always seen with the royal family and america's latest president. But i wanted to take a look into just why this relationship is so important. Clarence house confirmed that. Prince charles actually written mr biden not owning to congratulate him but also to address his own fight against climate change. Of course this was just. Before the new year's president rejoined the paris climate agreements that which is the international treaty that aims to tackle environmental issues and charles's showing great interest in working with president biden moving forwards now. This has happened. Maggie a lot quicker than we saw with president trump. Who didn't really hey much or see any royals until a couple of years into his first time. So why do we think that there is this keen interest so soon. And why is it actually so important. It's really fascinating right. And it's funny. Because we sort of asked me this before the podcast. And i had to think about it because on one hand i mean it's it's not important right i mean. What does the queen of the royal family really have to do with. Us politics nothing. I i mean there's no history. We have the history with obviously britain. But if anything you would think that history would make us not want to have a relationship at the royal family. But i think there's still this legacy there omit there's a strong legacy of of what was historically called our special relationship between the two countries and there is something really powerful about the royal family this prestige that they carry and the fact that as a sitting. Us president you get to meet the royal family and have a relationship with them. And i think that even if potentially no political power comes from that the power of knowing that you're a select few vip few right that the her majesty graces you with her presence There's a lot of power in that and a lot of intrigue as well. I think americans are always intrigued and fascinated by the royal family right so To be among the few that gets an up close personal meeting with the queen. You can't pass that up. But you know i think also opened. My assumption was a little wrong. I sort of assumed that the royal family didn't necessarily have political power. But and i'm going to do the thing that all americans are doing them in a reference the crown it was when i was watching the crown. Recently that i realized oh like all right. I get it even though the royal family technically isn't involved in politics anymore. They're still have a lot of sway in the uk in and then the world right. So you know. I think back to even when Queen hosted jackie kennedy that episode a couple of seasons ago were more recently When princess margaret with lyndon b johnson that famous episode where. They're dancing into the night and she wins him over and all of a sudden. Us in uk. Diplomacy is one. I mean those are fascinating historical scenes and so it kind of actually taught me something where while on one hand i think it is just the prestige. It's also There is political power. There the royal family's still is this political might even though technically they're not you know they still really are in the. Us has to have good relationships with the royal family. We always talk about that special relationship between the uk and us. even if it isn't necessarily vital it is there. I think it was winston churchill. But i started that phrase this the examples you gave of course being highlighted and played out in the crown. There's a real classic examples of that soft power that the royal family do have. I think being in a political position. They're able to bring people together in a way that others khan and in fact will see an example of that hopefully this summer when the queen will host biden alongside other world leaders ahead of the g seven. Summit in cornwall. It was the sunday times at first reported that prince. Charles the duchess of cornwall. The duke and duchess of cambridge will all be present at this event and they're currently plans in place being drawn up by government officials to cements. Yes again that special relationship between the uk and the us The paper also goes on to say that there's going to be a one on one meeting between the queen and the president's not will be significant diplomatic engagement after she returns to london. Now i actually reached out to the white house to see. If there's any further comment on this there was none understandably however source does tell. Abc news there have been talks. Nothing has yet to be confirmed. I think it's also worth noting that the g seven summit may could end up a virtual events depending on the current state of the pandemic but this is very soon for president biden. It'd be brought in in this way especially to buckingham pilots very formerly and think it's probably the start of a probably be very exciting relationship. It has to be no you to an already pointed this out on but it did take a while for donald trump and the first lady or form first lady. Melania trump to half visit with the royals. It was the summer of two thousand eighteen. I think the voyles have been almost forced in a way to take a step back from that relationship with the us president up until now and so. This is almost sort of making up for lost time. I think we can really forget. Some of the bumbling moments during donald trump's fast visit england to meet the queen late to meet the queen at windsor castle. It was Supposedly walked in front of her. He shook a hand instead of bowing turned his back to her several times on camera so it wasn't the perfect example of how well these trips can go satiny if we compare it to other trips including the state visits by the bomb which i think those pictures or live on rent free mine for show although i will say just in general i don't think not to call out my fellow american brother and sisters but there's a whole other protocol that it comes at the royal family that is so outside of our knowledge that you have to really be trained up to learn what's right and what's wrong to do and dealing with the royal family. Even when i took this job. I remember i was like. Oh my god. I have to study what to call them. Because there's so many names everyone has like seventeen name. The order of these names like there's so many rules over here and even when the obamas visited wasn't there something with michelle obama and a car ride that she had asked for permission around the queen is and listen you more familiar with his top. Lloyd commentary that sort of set the papers on fire at that time because it was in there is the biggest breach of protocol because we weren't privy to the conversation that took place between the two facts and mrs owes a book the becoming autobiography. She talks about ten domain that they shared at that time. I think that there are times. Where protocol doesn't necessarily have to be ordered here to the most strictest level that said. I'd say that the time when jimmy carter wants kissed the queen mother on the lips in nineteen seventy seven might go down as one of the bigger purchaser cool preach in history. Well this is what i love. So man i kinda start doing. In deep dive on presidential visits to get ready for this and then we already mentioned. Sort of princess margaret fox trotting into the night with lyndon johnson but one that opened and i both loved going back in time here to fdr and eleanor. Roosevelt was in nineteen thirty nine when they were having a picnic in the us. In hudson valley. New york with king. George the six and queen mother and this is what through the queen mother for a loop. They had hot dogs for the picnic and she's quoted as as saying how do you eat does which i absolutely love and apparently legend lives on that you know she was told how to eat it with your hands and you put the dog in your mouth but she continued to eat it with a knife and fork the prosecute breaches to as ghastly. Good way to put it. You know when you come to america's turf try to eat a hot dog. I love that. That's the comparative protocol that we can come up with pets guys down. There is funny though in america. How you eat. Your food is a big deal. have you ever seen. All of the presidential candidates are or political candidates that go get pizza. And that's always scrutinize. How the pizza. Like at the eat it with a knife and four. Oh yea yeah. How do you eat your pizza. This is a total tangent. Depends where i am. Because there are times where i will use a knife and fall. Four k. Wow you if you're if you're in italy at a good restaurant it's like a small pizza it's like i don't know there are times where it's too thin to pay up but obviously will always prefer to pick it up with my hands. I'll always fold it in half as well to give it some rigid when when and flops down you don't want it. Yeah yeah fair fair. Those are valid points. But yeah i'm also no stranger so knife and fork. I think kids to see a british european thing. Sometimes do you in the clean room. So i think it'd be really interesting to see how this plays out as the year goes on. You know. I think what was what was really interesting. I think going back to the letter. The prince charles had sent to mr biden to congratulate him not only to do that but also to guess bring up something they could collaboratively work on. You know they would be a huge force for good. I think when it comes to campaigning to governments and big businesses alike very recently. We spoke about that tarik. Carter charter that charles. Sort of aim to persuade businesses to join the charter to help and climate change. Could imagine that charles. With deafening benefits from the supports of someone like president biden. So be very interesting to see how that plays out or the controversial. My dad if the sussex is than it because of course they my relationship and we know that interesting with The first lady and the president of inside we'll see that's a really good at an interesting take the end of the day. You hope they can all work together because it is such a great cause and something that they all champion so maybe the positive spin is. This'll be a cross country. Cross the pond working relationship. Exactly watch this space before we wrap up the show. That was one of the story. I wanted to bring up. Wasn't finished maggie. I wasn't even sure if i should bring this up so we can file this under. Do really need to know what do even that was. A huge who are in some of the british tabloids this week about a name change on baby aren't cheese. Or i guess. He's not a baby anymore. But archie mountbatten windsor bats certificates story fast reported by you guessed it. The sun claimed that just a month after signing her name. Is rachel meghan her. Royal highness duchess of sussex on our cheese becic hits. It was changed to remove rachel. Megan from the stiffest leaving her just with a title have highness it chisso sussex. It's a small difference. Don't even know how someone would have even gone to look that up but of course it didn't take long before the couple were accused of shunning. The royal family once again Breaching protocol think. Megan was even accused of trying to copy princess. Diana of course used her title on birth certificate but there was actually no protocol for this The duchess of cambridge has half full. Name's catherine elizabeth role highness duchess of cambridge on her bus tickets for all three of her children. And so i guess really. What then intrigued. Rome was how this change happened. And the the sussex is who were very quick to try and put an end to this story. They said that the name on the name change on the public documents was actually dictated by the pilots and that was confirmed by documents from senior palace. Officials said that it was not requested by meghan. Nor by harry and they went on to see this. Uk tabloid and their carnival of so-called experts. Choose to deceptively whip this into calculated family snob and suggests that she would oddly want to be named this on her chance. Birth certificate or any legal document would be laughable. were it not so offensive. Strong words yeah. They came back fighting. I mean i do kind of agree with you this whole story you just went through all of it and you did a great job omen but halfway through i like how is it still going on. I don't know like it's just it's ridiculous thing and what was so laugh about laughable about the whole thing was of course after what you would think would put this story to rest palace sources than stockton briefing. Some of the papers. I had the same guidance myself from the palace that was actually a clerical error behind this change and there's nothing more to it in fact that's exactly what the parents eight said nothing more to it. I e dropped the story. Then this comments just a day later and said the birth certificate was changed by meghan and harry's former office. They said this was to ensure consistency in the name and title off the duchess of sussex with other private documents referring to possible. And so on. I'm i'm out of breath. As i try and shed stores think really know where i'm going with it ultimately the sussex's standby their original statement. I don't know why i'm so worked about base. She is still mother on the significant. And that's really all that matters and listen. I think the sussex sussex's spokesperson said it best when they said there's a lot going in the world right now. Let's focus on that rather than creating click bates thing. That's a perfect way to sum it up. I'm not on that note. Yeah well. I don't wanna leave you but i heard a rumor that yoshi needs walk. Yeah the light is fading. It's almost ended the day and it's been raining all day so guys look after yourselves each other chat to us. If you have any suggestions for the show or any questions feature up sites oh if you have anything to add about the relationships in the uk and the us when it comes to president and the royal family. I'm facin than what you guys think. Is it important. is it not important. Is it all for show. Let us know in the comments to seize the hashtag. The apple will account for the best answers until then stay safe nagging. You look after yourself to. Yeast is taking care of itself in your kitsch. I'm baking this weekend. Don't you worry it's a weekend thing all right guys. We'll see you next friday.
Conversations With Dez - talking with Nic Charrington, founder & creator, Bio Blast mobile game app
"I think developing this APP is being mechanism really. Because I wouldn't just be I. I'm just not sort of best and you could just sit around and not really do much. I had to do something. I'd just be worried about it. You know my my grandparents saw are a very very nine hundred ninety six and so in those days but not down to now so I was just I just did they get it. That's probably going to be the last thing that happens to them. Say Yeah that really sparked me on it and I just I can just sit there and think about that. I had to do something. Welcome to conversations with dead's I'm your host and test Blanchfield so I am joined the studio buying Nick. Carrington who I would describe. This is not just an entrepreneur. But I'M SURE A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR TIME. Nick great to have you on the show. Thanks for making time to join us. Great interest in Dayton. Vc and stop being entrepreneur is indeed a badge of honor and you have well and truly earned that and we're going to get into Atlanta moment so just a quick intro to kind of what we want to chat about today C. There's no secret that the world's currently Enduring a global pandemic in the form of a novel derivative the Corona Virus. We call covered nineteen The entire planet a number of us are looking at ways that we can do something about it in response to it. Whether it's just you know keeping families in our cells safe and continue to keep the lines are in business. You took the added step of actually building something which you're going to get into called Bio Boston from one of the Bison and articles. I was reading those great line than steel empower phrasing essentially described. You saying that you ended up creating bio Boston just saying under two weeks about two weeks and keeping in mind that usually apps take months or even years to develop before they're released new cranking two weeks which will get into. The journey of the game itself is similar to the super and Liquor of candy crush and note. And it's nice secret about what that game is. And the fact that they make willed onto them and I think the concept was if you could raise even just a fraction of what game candy crush could raise in its normal operations through various things like in game purchases and advertising you gotta significantly massive positive impact. I wonder if we could maybe to start up there before we get into the game and how it came about in the way you want to take with just getting to know you better get to know Nick Carrington I understand. You're currently in Bristol. Which Gazelle hit London into a left and go west and stop before you hit run into the ocean but Tom. Where are you from originally? Where did you grow up in one of the things that inspired you as a young man? Yes I I'm I'm quite young. Still Twenty eight years old. I was born in London but grew up in the English side and then moved to bristow studied law at university and absolutely hated low. Bought too much reading and bought your side hardware. So that's sort of what that university that I decided to sort of branch out into entrepreneurship. And that's where I started my first business which we think we'll get into later talk for days based Venture Right Yeah. So so that was addy days. Yeah reminds me of the one of my favorite lines from Shakespeare. Play that the lead character. Something I to kill. The lawyers and ninety percent of my close friends and associates have gone through law and various things move eventually. It's a pretty high tech in your early years growing up as a kid. I mean you've gone into an interesting couple things. We'll talk about your first venture your business because I was fascinated by that and I love the disruptive component which is very much a very twenty twenty concept Was anyone in particular or anything that sort of inspired you to go down this route. Where he said you know not only just decided to go into law which is a great foundation for all things in life but so did used to build things instead of. Yeah I think having studied law which is extremely dry. I was really inspired by these people. He actually stuff and crazy stuff and make things better make life better for people by you. Know various innovations in various companies So yeah I really that sort of really captured my imagination and sped me on and yeah so I think that's where I get my lounge grill. Spirit it's very much a generational thing now. I mean I've got a fifteen year old son an eighteen year old daughter which ages me terribly compared to you but both of them have a similar sort of develop an education and career path. But they aren't necessarily going to just do a traditional job role and initially that kind of concerns me but then I looked at it when you know if guys late. Self-named can do amazing things. I'm sure my two kids will when they grow. But I think that's very much at the Grand Ole fifty two. I wish I could go back to the thirty odd years. And and have all the tools and technology and information knowledge and access available now. And do things that you're doing because I find really inspiring that people can achieve so many amazing goals with short timeframes unlimited budgets. And just a hell of a lot of elbow grease and sweat tell us a little bit about your first venture because when we were talking yesterday when I caught up in just chat about your idea I was inspired by the fact that you were talking about when you were union and as you qualify you possibly degree and use it a whole passing out ceremony. Photography component of it. And you were talking about how it was quite expensive. It was very rigorous process. But I mean I venture from what I understand and I loved. You gave it a little bit of background to disrupt all this offer. An equal servicemen at a better price and from one end stand literally across the road from the college. Yeah exactly say say that. Thirty guys is sort of graduating from law Not that keen on into illegal career and sort of looking for various things to do instead and from the office to struck me on my very graduation day. Say yes I as you said Alison. I was getting my official photographs taken when you stand in your in your cap and gown and you hold the scroll and they they take picture and then they hit you with the price. Eighty pants budget ridiculous especially for students. Who are sort of at least eight thousand pounds in debt is really very unfair situation. So I looked into it and found that the university's actually taking a cut of the of the folks be up to fifty mile so I figured well if I can just do the same cost as them. I'll be saving fifteen percent by not being associated with the University. Right and so yeah. So that's that's what I did. I A Hudson student photographers. Who had sinned great cameras and stuff and and We rely dissapoint facebook unite. Put a shout till the students and said hey you get you get voters half price by just coming across the road instead of getting them done in the in the actual ceremony hole and that really took off. Really you know. Help people save money and I was really so yeah I love the idea and things in that we could do a whole show on that separately nothing. I'm tempted to do that now. Day but just the idea of a very much in the context of current ninety thinking of disrupting things. I agree with you. If you're paying that much money to get a degree you think they could chip in for an eighty dollar photo But I also like this. Little the whole hacker ethic to that where it's like you're offering alternative necessarily slashing the price and I can imagine you get level creative Omega sort of see the thing where it's like you get the shot. Imagine you could get a couple of different themes like an instant instagram angel. Wings background and whole bunch of the funky stuff. It could really branch out in. The theme of being disrupted though along came covered. Nineteen and probably disrupted that because no one can physically get together for a while. I imagine that's had a bit of an impact on the business For the current time anyway absolutely and that's sort of what led to the determinant game right with the fact that I I had a lot more time on my hands because universities closed now in the UK and Graduation despairing not council so yeah put on substances and that's sold for a few days when we were put into lockdown thinking bother going to be a real pain in the bone in a words than that. But I'm glad you save me editing at lighter it's probably I mean. Many ways. The model wigs tickling. You can scale it globally. I'm sure I have. Every confidence dusted off in a few months and put back into life and take it take to the next level. Because I think it's a really fun idea and I can imagine you'll be extended beyond just graduation photos and so forth so it's a really great format will scale once you want. You did get the point where you realize that you had to sort of the whole thing hold instead. Went on to build this project that I'd love to just start at the very beginning of this because I think it's such a great story. I mean so. The global pandemic breaks out your initial venture of the photography business Gets PUT ON HOLD FOR PERIOD? And it'll it'll come back. I'm sure you have this epiphany that you can do something else in a Eureka moment and from what I understand. It's sort of drone some inspiration from other types of problem. Solving solutions looked at what candy crush done and thought. Well why couldn't I create something like that? Maybe just we started with just a quick intro to kind of what the game she is. It's called bio blasted smartphone APP game. It's essentially model around the fundamental components of the candy crush game. That's very famous around. The world makes a trillion dollars. Give us a quick thirty thousand foot view of the game itself. Delve into the details of how it came about as I've actually I have sort of inspired by as you mentioned candy crush on the other things I'm always. I'm always reading about various businesses and and I was I was tagged by how much revenue. They made us two million pounds a day. I'm not sure that is dollars but it's a lot. It's probably about twice as much. Money is not worth much. That's probably about for me. It's bringing it to to my oil. Yeah exactly say I was just staggered by that and I thought wow. That's a lot of money. And they ready their own something and you know what if what if we could. We could use that for a good cause. Sort of had that in the back of my mind and then the current of our skit. I just thought this is. This is the time to get that idea And I've been interested in in other companies like a cozier which is like a search engine as you sat you plant trees advertising funds the trees. It's sort of like an environmental twist on free donations. That really it's like. Wow you can do something positive without asking people for money. So you know you're actually creating value that for for a good cause by just tapping into something that people would already used everyday life anyway so tell you you know going back to two by last the molded on candy crush. Because it's it's the most popular game pretty much in the world ends. I said raises a lot of money and full prophets. And and so yeah. I thought what better better thing to emulate China emulate. It's not identical but it's it's similar. They are not a good move. I mean if anything. It's a fortuitous in many ways that you found that particular because if there's one thing that people have got at the moment time on their hands in the lockdown state there was a really cute line wool to that actually out of the UK and he was on I think sixty minutes to that effect and he was interviewed and he's one line that really just broke into tears on his generation went to war for us and put their lives on the line and all their asking he's h now is staying home and sit on the couch and I was like. Wow you think about the whole planet literally doing that. There's only so much content online and eventually run out of youtube videos. And so I can imagine this is a perfect fit because people time the hands and they can challenge each other walking the walk us through the whole so you had the idea of. You must have gone through a couple of key stages. As far as like mapping developing it getting some help to build a game you mentioned earlier that we were talking off line for Development Board. What are the key steps from the moment you sat down started just in sketching out a story stalls at a screen images in a breakdown of the flow Walker Zero Joni of kind of from the Eureka moment to actually getting the thing live and in the game stores the stores? Yes I did sort of a few days of outs game gave journeys and sort of looking at the the most popular games around. What makes them popular stuff by that? You know you go to find the balance between giving letting people plus levels easily and making it harder and sort of finding that balance is quite important to to get people hooked Naked Fun game to play. So that was a that was few days. Just planning planning out mapping out which levels should be hard which it should be studied easier. What set of elements the game should have you know we have? We have levels times. We have levels that. Are you have a certain number of news you can use? And then we have levels where you have to collect certain ingredients so it's very varied and we want to make you say it was. It wasn't stale. Say doing the same thing. Every every level you know you goals to achieve and then then I jumped on up work Found that the united. Because we'RE WE'RE LOCKDOWN. Say couldn't exactly get out and you know but but yes. I found someone really competent. And and and then go cracking on on developing the design of all say that we weren't going with the sort of virus theme which which some of those went went happy about but we got go through in the end. Yeah imagine that's a bit of a journey itself because you've gone through that person designing and developing as you said games that are flow right. I love the fact. You've gone straight upward. Considering you use the economy to build a singer and fast track the process and as I said it's like it's one of those things where is unfortunate as the global pandemic is? It's going to give it a number of projects like this one. The opportunity to kind of really push the the whole prices of new agile GIG economy approaches to problem solving to the limit. And you've been nailed it so from what I understand. It took you two weeks like not even that to get from sort of an idea to get up and running. That's that's mind my own experience with enterprise applications on mobile and so forth. It could take eighteen months to get something up and running for a bank epic security geologist there but in the middle of government applications various things where people apply for everything from employment support to social support whatever to just registering their cars and even at the best. That's like eight or nine months to get something for a car registration process for a single APP. These basically logging in and click. Yes yes yes and put in a credit card so short so go the process. You've literally probably got the ground speed record of two weeks of getting a new game up. Running was was it a case of. You didn't really caught. You hadn't done it before so you didn't really know what limitations was he just three south at it and just ignored the roles and knocked it out of the park or that what what was some of the key steps in your mind thinking all right. Well we're just going to get done as fast as possible. Going to minimum opera product running. Yeah it was. It was pretty much. Didn't know any better so I mean I have a few projects before but I was like. That's just like you say. Let's just throw that out the window. This is now. Let's just we're going to two weeks it's going to be. It's got to be done if there's longer than two weeks we're going to have missed the boat. Basically say we just need to go to work day and night. We just going to get it done. And and actually the longest. The longest process was reviewed versus from asteroids. Which which is longer these days because you different web schedules. Due to to to the varsity south side that was quite frustrating to have it ready to go and submitting it to the APP STORE. And then saying well you should tweet this thing and and and then we had to go back to the back and redesign something and then submitted again and then wait another four days whatever. It was right to get the review. I guess you're right. I mean understandably everyone of those companies zoning rural doing is which is moving from an office to Wyking Heim. I imagine a lot of these organizations at scale. The of apple and Google in particular are as far as IOS and android platforms. Go I mean they probably a lot of remote developers anyway but The review administered press. So they will do the jobs as well so I mean even four days is probably a quick turnaround times in the grand scheme of things so from the point of actually getting the first Wyking version from one end stand was built on a platform called unity speeds up the process as far as a software development kits and platforms go. You've had it in for view. It's been approved. What are the key stages that will get from there to launching it and then how did you get it out into the world because I personally came across it from something that just my feet somewhere and I actually to be honest? I struggled to walk backwards while so I think it was either like y combinator news or in some a gaming feed the 'cause I like hundreds of ourselves feeds that I read on an APP. That just looks like email and I went back to find and I couldn't find it and I started googling as people say and it was popping up everywhere. So what are the steps to sort of get running you get it submitted approved you? Put it in the APP store. Then because it's that's dangerous. The world's best kept secret right exactly. Yeah that is the biggest fame. When you're when you're starting out you think oh I just don't something everyone's going to jump on. Everyone's going to know about it. As soon as I publish people are going to be talking about it. It's just not the case you know it's like you say it's the best secret today on. Farrington. Where's the best place to hide a dead body on page two? Google? I like that. I heard that before. That's present the game. That and put a Web page there and see Viking pretend to be dead bodies but I mean I know I've seen I've seen it picked up. I was reading on something called epigrams Dot Org that UK. There was a great thing. Just recently and I think those part of Your Alumni Group for your university does a great pick up there. And there's a number of different Gaming themed blogs websites. It'd picked it up and I think there's a couple of Youtube is picked up as well. How did you get to the point? We actually got it out. Go to them. Did you go through the press? Release Process did you print and social media. Yeah I started sharing it with my friends and anyone who have contacts for sentimental synopsis of what? We're trying to do trying to him. I want my day and And then press release and we got an a few a few like when you step is quite cool beyond a few radio stations. As WELL BBC Oxford receive roster share so. Yeah it's it's sort of. It's slowly getting getting publicity and getting out there and I mean we've seen the growth of the user numbers as well. I think the last two days we one hundred uses which fantastic. Moon shoot biggest. But it's something. Yeah you gotTa start somewhere. I mean I'm sure even candy crush had its first one hundred years to get through and if we if anything. I watched some of the trajectory of the social media space in particularly use youtube because they sort of go through this process where sometimes been years building. They're following up to like the first thousand then something bangs and then they just go viral. And so for me like you know. I'm pretty sure came out of one of those of the Gaming magazine popped up on my feed that I read and then it just really grabbed me as like. I've got to get on this and then I think this is kind of how we connected bug this. I'M GONNA just get out and put a tweet about it and then I got a bunch of my my network to tweet about it and off. It went than twenty four hours later. I was like wow ten points to griffin. Do I think my first response to you because you were like? Hey I building and it was like excellent email me. Let's talk you know and then all of a sudden I've got to do something about helping above and beyond because it's not as fun game after admit. It took me a couple of days to get to the point rank up the right game because a few people ripped off the name already which is a bit scary. But I'm starting to be honest and say I'm I'm not a smart financial game. Got Past like to and I stopped. It was like I gotta go back and start again. I'm show my son. My son will kill it all the way through that. He's alleged with gaming with so walk us through the process of how the actual process of the back in the game up and running. You've got it through the review process as approved you get up on both of the Cheops Dole's you've got your social media and whatnot and a random post like me literally on the other side of the planet here in Sydney and you're in Bristol. Uk season and ours is tweet set. We connect it's great and I'm black jumped on the show because you being a great sport about setting some time yesterday shutting out now that people getting getting hundreds of downloads. So what are the next thing you know? It starts to generate some money. Maybe give us a quick insight into how generates money and then what you're gonNA do without in how that gets dispersed and who goes to. Yeah so so completely freeze play pretty free to download. We raise the funds through advertising. Say when you come level you you wash it quick. But and then he stopped again and say in between each level that's not the basis and that's that's how the main the main chunk of funding's coming through and we estimate that she's a you know is going to generate around two pounds in their lifetime but we'll see hoped the biggest so far so we're hoping that that's going to grow because they're gonNA keep black so we pretty pretty cool impact for one person to be raising say ten pounds the NHL which is a matter house over here really resonates people. They're like wow you mean just in this game. I can can actually support. You're not GonNa do something positive as probably going to be paying candy crush anyway and why not just instead absolutely and then I guess the numbers game becomes even more important. Doesn't it because the more people download all people playing it? Hopefully the longer than playing it you you you end up going from two to four to ten dollars as you said and so the national health services kind of your inaugural or will it be a case as you raise funds. You'll decide as to where that's that funds going. The funding is going to go to and who you wanted to spend too so in terms of the messaging at seven in the UK. Saying he's got into chess is is really resonating. People have there's a there's a huge support the NHS thing on as you mentioned captain ptolemies raised. Like I can't remember how much but it's me twenty million. It's frightening isn't it? Yeah it's over. Many people have been. Aclu average donation is like twenty pounds. So if we could get this. A similar sort of biggest abide lost a million say. Wouldn't that be great? Ten million ten and a known spent a penny and we should probably provide some context of folk. Who may not know who captain Thomas Gentleman by the name of Captain Tom Moore. He's a World War Two veteran. I think must be these age. So there's an elderly gentleman he gets around with a a Zimmer Frame Walker and he I think he set out to raise them a thousand UK pounds richest do one hundred lapshov his home on his little walking trek renaissance and he was going to do whatever series. I think a week and the last I looked he had just pushed her the twenty eight million U K pounds which is sort of in the order of about forty million Australian dollars prob. Something it probably in the order. Let's say thirty million. Us dollars to affect and so if an elderly gentleman World War Two vet can walk South hundred times and raise that kind of money then. The millennial generation can dominate this damn game and rates equal monies for us and. I think that's that's A. That's a challenge to the ground. The planet is. Let's see we can at least equal fillet? But I mean he's an amazing character. But I do like this. I mean I think it also talks to a lot of stuff that we're concerned with currently around all that is that there's no secret that there's just not enough masks and hand washing sanitizer in Washington you might call it in the US and and personal protective equipment. There's just not enough. Countries have been caught out there not being enough. Icu BEDS and infrastructure for the people on the front line. I saw a story the other day and I won't name Web people in healthcare taking garbage bags big plastic garbage bags. He put his any side line. If your giant sized garbage bag and cutting holes and hit holes in it to wear it to protect themselves and People Three D. Printing face screens. And it's just like what the Hell's going US twenty twenty and we've run out of basic things like plastic gloves and face masks for people who are actually on the front line and mentioned before the war like that. We ran out of bullets right. It's like Oh wait. I've got to make some more bullets so I think this really speaks to the heart of a lot of us are really frustrated with and I just love the fact. You've been out to do something about it. And that is that the people who potentially save lives if we end up infected recovered nine hundred in hospital of the people at the as much risk as restless getting infected. If not more because they're the ones on the front line helping us so I think it's brilliant. I don't even you know it's not a case of doesn't think however much you raise is still going to be just such an inspirational story because to me. It seems like this is a point in time up junior to disrupt by doing this. And congratulations by the way on on doing and I should note that focus tuned in while. You're listening as much as I hate to distract people but grab your phone and just go to bio blast dot mi so beal. Ast Dot me by a blast at me download it. Install it while chatting because we won't be offended and start saving level three fossil than I can but I think beyond Kobe. Nineteen right so you know it's not GonNa last forever. I mean we've had viral outbreak around the world. And certainly this part of the planet on this side in Asia Pacific. We've had SARS and others have come and gone we survived and we'll survive this one but I think it's just that preparedness that caught off guard a. I IMAGINE. This could be applied to any other not just health crises but human crises near whether it was a flawed or sooner or boats sank or House burnt down on one of the cats. And you could probably apply this methodology to fundraising done number. Things is that something that's in the back of your mind. Obviously right now. It's about just getting it out there and and by the way anyone's downloaded a gun then tweet about it and shout and put some screen shots and shows your high school by the way. And I'll see if I can beat you. But what sort of you know. Now this up and running and it's insecurity scaling. We'd love people support it with downloading and playing overseeing contributing but also sharing social media where to from here like so you know obviously want to grow and scale it from the immediate fundraising. But is this something that you're in the becky thing about well. I could apply to another challenge or looking for people to sort of reach out and help sponsor the current thing or you're looking for enterprise organizations in large companies to get behind a maybe do their own branded version for the current crisis future crises. Yes so hopefully. This'll be sort of brief concepts territory. We'LL HAVE A. We'll have a ton of data to show that this concept has legs and I'm be able to like you say adopted to other causes once today outside of creative ours. Is that category? Such time people could really get behind with a game. No this is well and The big problem that lower taxes have in the UK. I think it's probably glibly said that. Donors tend to be all the older generation. Say but the people who actually most engaged with support chassis tend to be younger people. That sort of a paradox. That way the people who are most engaged with with the course are actually the least likely to donate so. There's a real. There's a real sort of gap in the market for something that leads people engage or something that they probably do anyway that find it fun anyway and his free and and it can cause that you're passionate about now. I love testing as religious. Glue semi dots together for for Intergenerational Connectin. Just you know. We're there's always a moment in time with someone I I mean. I can't remember lost. I didn't get on a plane or train or bus even though I haven't done it for a few weeks been in an airport just standing in line at an ATM or waiting to pay for groceries and someone has to find out paying candy crush or similar game so if we can now pivot that way for us and we don't want to take any business away from some of those gains good luck to them they. They're creating a great industry and creating jobs but the same time if a fraction of the fraction can can use it for social good as you said like a cozier and other websites that use your search engine. You can plant trees. I think I think this is what people looking for now. We've got a bunch of spare time. We can shoot it with various things. One thing that's going to do. Love the modern approach with using one of things that struck me with this one as looking at it was when I look at game developers in the way they get in gained spending it seems in the West the putting a credit card layering up for a couple of dollars here and there seems to make sense but when you think about the seven point four billion people around the planet half of those people to connect to the Internet and technology but the bulk of those people are in developing nations. And just don't have cash despair on so in Southeast Asia through India through the bulk of South America and all fifty four churches and states in Africa all of the Games along with with in game via because they've got time which translates advertising monies. I really love the fact. You took that angle because that then makes a leveler of the field to the globe that anyone can get it and play it and still feel that by watching the aunts and genuine ring that way which is almost no effort. They're contributing the same level as someone anywhere else on the planet and I think that's a nice level or the field and its scale and Erickson put out a report every year every three months or so cold the Ericsson my billing report and they stay they share a whole bunch of stats around the deployment of new on boarding a people with phones and this will play mind. They Ericsson globally on board one million new subscribers handsets per day and when you think about the emerging markets I think this would really appeal to many ways other than just the traditional Western. Is that when you think about one point? One billion people in the fifty four territories states of the of Africa in the one point three billion people in India and the one point four five billion people in China. So it's three point. Eight billion people most of them are unbound and unconnected so as they go. I can imagine this opportunity for you to actually approach the phone companies or the carriers and say we preloaded the APP named carrying nine so that you can imagine the top one or two carries in each nation would probably be down to your having the game. Preloaded with You get a branded fine with a bundle of comes as let's say British Telecom prepaid Bundy with a phone. It's got preinstalled APPS for their council. I can imagine that would be an avenue to play too because then globally amok. Potentially you know the better part of three billion people who are about to get there. I find a million of being signed up a day just by Ericsson through the networks. I support so I think the future of this is just so bright as exciting. I can't wait to see where it goes. How DO PEOPLE? How do people reach out to you right now? I mean you've just got up and running. It's getting hundred today from the sounds of things in studying to really built momentum. Sounds to me like you've pushed able to top of the hill and now it's got its momentum down the other side how do people reach out to you get involved support so beyond the obvious of we want them to download it from biomass bioplastic dot? Mi Platinum engage with it. Watch the videos raise funds tweet about it? Put It on linked in his grandmother. Maybe post screen shots there high schools and see if I can beat them accident. Yeah what what are the key things? You'd like people to do from here on it as far as supporting you getting engaged. Maybe even reaching out to talk about investing in the next round. Yes a contact form on the website to very bossom interested in getting in touch. Love to hear who are always active feedback. It's it's the lifeblood of any that venture feedback. Say say. I really came to him from from people. We've had Beijing feedback safe but also keeping. Ted Hit also amazing feedback. Because that's how you and how your Dopson and improve md so yeah just so and Yeah give give us a review will naps tools and share it with your friends and compete with people and make difference. Sounds good well I I definitely I as I said. I recommend people go to Byblos. Let me down. Let it play. I'd love to see it in social media and also tagging you. You're on twitter and other places. What's the best way to reach you on twitter? What's your twitter handle I have a confession to me. That's right we'll get people just dish in fact we should do an ice bucket challenge where people get it and then post. The screen shot a high school and then tagged three friends to download it and try and beat the high school. That will be fun. I'll kick kick off tonight mad. Who would you like to get in touch with you as far as going forward to develop imagine other than obviously folklife? Un and UNICEF and others. That would be exciting to get involved in any key so spaces you'd like I mean. Would you like to have say marketing or advertising firms? Reach out or would you like large enterprise to reach out and see if they'll do brandon version. Who who could help? Most you most help from this point on that you'd love to reach out to the website in you. Yes in the short term. I think any any media outlet. We'd love to hear from you. We'd love to feature already really great story Pretty positive of our story. In among solicited Graham say say from any any media outlets intensive more long Banga San any any of that medium medium size enterprises or even. Forty five hundred. Whatever if you've got to plan then let's have a chat. I love it. Sounds good and last question before we wrap up went from here. I mean the world's dealing with panic now we're going through different phases. I mean China's effectively through it a strategy for example. Why we're in the last week or two of at the beaches are opening up the EU and UK sort of the Hump of that. I imagine being pummeled with. They'll get through it all come through this and there will be some unfortunate loss of lives because all health issues and challenges that come around this but the world would recover them. We'll get through. This went to from here in the next twelve to eighteen months. The one thousand nine hundred. Navarre's will soon have dealt with an address and we slow to get back to normality and we're back to our offices working people back in the train playing by blast and continue to contribute. What's in the way you want to go next? I mean obviously I imagine you'll get your business up and going look re-applying that other spaces but as far as the gain bio blase there any hopes and aspirations you'd have beyond the obvious raising some funds that you might want to take it further than extolled eighteen months and beyond yes so so hopefully creative arts could be avis in your other Mesa socie- like. I said it's going to happen but at that stage you can. You can easily pivot to funding some other. Great coaches and and I'm always really keen to to get us a feedback on that say if it comes to stage when unite crying doesn't need funding anyway. Crime boss. Relief doesn't meet more than than we'll put it to our users. Say you know we. We've made donations to grain of arse relief that I really need our help anymore. You know what would you like us to contribute to now instead? United say we have to put that to put you get suggestions crowdsource. It and see these ones do ready. Yeah to support something like cancer research and maybe more border as as a partner putting it out to that to that sort of donors and beneficiaries and supposes so yeah I think that's sort of the rough plan that I've made in sort of five minutes. Yes well actually. I meant to ask him. In how how this whole thing person I mean I guess one of the things we forget about now as we've been through it for a number of weeks and we taking for granted that everyone's Gaming. I was the same for you as far as this journey goes. It's short for all of us to cope with it but knowing how are you coping with things are working from home? You've obviously done some amazing things launching this new venture that are hopefully no-one immediately in your family directly affected and so forth we. What's this genuine light? Few as far as the lockdown at Heim and just the your take on where the world's at yes. I think I think it's better thing. This APP is being Mike Mechanism really because I just. I'm just sort of best that you could just sit around and not really do too much. I had to do something you know. I'd just be worrying about it now. My my grandparents saw a very very early nineteen ninety-six and say in those days. When knocked down with announced I was just I just found myself thinking. You know if if if they get it. That's probably going to be lost happens to them. Say That really stabbed me on the not. Just I can just sit there and think you worry about that. I had to do something positive. And and it made me feel like Helping them somehow. Because we can't get and see them con- you can talk on the phone but said my father suffers from dementia. Stuff say you talk on the phone? But he can't five minutes today so it's by sad but it was like I say it was my my way of coping. Yeah look it's inspiring and like my heart goes out to you because like I. I can't imagine that so Janis like as far as I mean. In my age my grandparents had gone. But my and my dad's. I worry about where my mom's not. She's she's in another state and I talked to every day but she's young and healthy enough to sort of get through through this thing but I got a mental image of everyone now downloading putting on the grandparents phones in an aged care. That would be pretty cool. Well let me throw one last night idea you before we wrap up. I would love to have a leaderboard website so that as we download and play it we could technically register and and have like an integrate challenge where I consider challenge. I'm going to go look on. I'm in the top one hundred world. I think that'd be good fun to have like a little web based platform we could have a leaderboard. A tweet button raises the result. Is My high school. Beat it I think that that would be a really fun borrow concept because then also people posting directly from the apple or from a leaderboard where there are and as we know nothing nothing gets people interested in more than a challenge the beat pen pals and friends and family when they congratulations on this amazing project. It's been absolute pleasure to catch up with you and look forward to getting to know more about as it grows and I wish you every success with it. It's just such I mean you're an inspiration and the projects when inspiration and ideally want everyone to go to bio blast dot mi download and play with it and again post your high schools. And I'll see if I can beat you and then tank three people and see if they can beat you and let's see what we can go and we'd love anyone in the media or if you know anyone the media listening in reach out nick directly on the Byblos Dot Mi website. That's connect with them directly there and let's just get this thing out there and I just can't wait to see what you're GONNA do next. I'm really stoked. And let's just hope everyone gets out of this whole pandemic quickly and safely and then you can go on to bigger and things because this is such a long list of things on this planet. It'd be solved. I can only imagine it's going to go. Thanks for your time. Makes me real pleasure and we'll have you on the show again soon because I'm sure you'll have many more great stories and anecdotes and the meantime stay safe and An extended family and grandparents factory. Aspin Fun thank you very much.
Your Shopping Cart Misses You: Retail Has One of its Worst Months Ever
"It's Wednesday April fifteen. Welcome to skim this. We're breaking down the most complex stories of the day and giving you the context on why they matter today. The numbers are in and surprise retail sales in the. Us are down by record numbers. We'll tell you why signals a double hit to the economy been president trump says he's halting funding to the World Health Organization. We'll dive into what this can mean for. Its crisis efforts around the world. And finally we'll explain why a new government bailout to help airlines impacts us to. We're here to make your evening smarter. Let's skim this okay. The Kobe nineteen pandemic is a rapidly. Changing story with lots of moving parts. And we're going to help you sort out. What exactly you need to know. Starting with the three big developments of the day this morning we got a new report from the. Us Commerce Department about your empty shopping cart retail sales for the month of March suffered a record drop plunging eight point seven percent. That's more than double what it was during the worst of the two thousand eight financial crisis. So why did this drop in retail sales? Get so much attention today. Well since the Kobe. Nineteen pandemic started. We've been watching all kinds of signs to see how the economy is being affected and it turns out retail makes up a big share of the US economy about one in ten jobs is a retail job. It's the second largest employer behind healthcare. According to one study the majority of certain retail jobs are filled by millennials since retail is. One of the industry's being hit hardest by the pandemic. This drop in retail sales may already be impacting. You personally but even if you don't work in retail you should know that the sales drop is not a good sign for the economy more than two thirds of economic activity in the. Us is from people literally buying things. So some economists say the data coming out of this report makes them more confident that we're entering a deep recession and today's data doesn't even tell the full story since most stores across the country didn't close until the end of March or beginning of April so April's number could be even worse than today's basically this retail news. Not Great and a sign of not great things to come but there are some ways you can prepare specifically for a recession or more on that head on over to the skin dot com slash recessions our second headline today involves the World Health Organization Aka the. Who We told you last week about President. Trump's threats to pull funding from the international public health agency. Well yesterday he said he's actually GonNa do it. The reality is that the WHO fail to adequately obtain vet and share information and they timely and transparent fashion. This stems from allegations that the WHO has been too close to China throughout the pandemic who the US intelligence reportedly accuses fudging cove in nineteen case numbers. Some leaders agree that the. Who hasn't handled the pandemic perfectly. But still they say trump's not making the right decision from thought leaders like Bill Gates to political leaders and heads of major medical associations around the world. They're all calling this move to withhold funding dangerous and extremely problematic. Here's why the. Who is already historically underfunded and the US is it single biggest funder over a seven of the WHO's recent funding can be traced back to the US government. It's not entirely clear what the specific impact the US halting money like this would have but even when it's not leading the global fight against the pandemic the WHO helps to provide tests research and develop vaccines and get protective equipment. Medical workers around the world so suddenly losing a huge chunk of their funding is not great. The WHO's director. Ted Rose at an Gabrielle said. Today there's still figuring out how specifically this holdup could impact their work reviewing the impact of our work of any withdrawal of US funding and we'll work with our partners to feel any financial gaps we face and to ensure our work continues uninterrupted remember pandemics by definition. Don't stop at a single country's borders so some experts and business leaders are warning that. Who has less resources on hand? It can make the global fight against Kobe. Nineteen harder in the long run which brings us to our third big story of the day in the US a big industry bailout is underway and the lucky winner is ticket please airlines. After a week of Negotiations Delta American and eight other companies will be given billions of dollars in federal aid. Here's president trump. Yesterday who's agreement will fully support airline industry. Workers preserve the vital role airlines plan. Our economy and protect taxpayers are airlines in good shape. Here's how it works. Airlines will split up twenty five billion dollars to keep paying employees and providing benefits. At least they're September and this could go a long way. The industry employs about seven hundred and fifty thousand people. If you're wondering way why do airlines get a bailout? As opposed to some other businesses also hurting right now. Well keep in mind. The airline industry was one of the first to be impacted by the pandemic remember a month ago. The State Department told us to not travel abroad. Some domestic flights are still going but now a lot of us aren't even venturing further than the grocery store and the government has a history of helping out airlines in rough times like after nine eleven in part because it sees airlines public necessity. We need planes to keep the economy going to make sure people and goods get to where they need to go. And Airlines are especially vulnerable in downturns like this because they have low margins meaning. They don't have a lot of savings to fall back on Steve Mnuchin the Treasury Secretary says ultimately this is a good deal for taxpayers because airlines have to pay about a third of this money back but td of airline passengers can still get their money back for flights canceled because code. Nineteen many are actually filing lawsuits. Right now to try to get refunds. Basically this bailout is about helping airlines. Get through the next few months intact without having to downsize because even beyond booking flights anytime soon you might want to after the worst of this is over but some industry reps say this bailout has too many strings attached that could end up leading to huge layoffs. Anyway like we said. There's a lot happening right now to keep up to date on the latest news about Kobe. Nineteen head on over to the skin dot com slash covert updates. Okay we're pressing pause on the latest developing stories to talk about a man on a mission the UK's National Health Service has been on the front lines of the Kobe nineteen pandemic and this week. They got a boost from a British army world. War Two veteran named Tom Moore. Who tried to raise money for the healthcare workers by doing laps in his backyard? Oh and did we mention this was for his one hundredth birthday Thompson to raise money for the workers as a thank you for helping with cancer treatment? And when he had a broken hip he hoped to raise a thousand pounds and well he ended up raising more than eight million pounds or over. Ten million dollars here is on BBC. News go blue world among people who do not allow service because for every day we get the desert reverend world over. Tom's birthday isn't actually happening for another couple of weeks but even though he surpasses goal by a mile or he's not done yet. Tom Says he's planning to do another one hundred laps. No matter your situation sometimes you just need to press pause and every week we're sending out an email with some of our favorite things to help you take a break to sign up head on over to the skin dot com slash press. Pause we go. We want to tell you about something we heard on our other. Podcast skimmed from the couch this week. Our Co founders and co CEOS Carleen. Danielle sat down with Retina Stevens. Who walked us through how she and her husband grew a local vegetarian restaurants into the organic food empire. Nature's path so she definitely knows a thing or two about starting from the ground up in her experience. The key to creating business longevity is to invest in employees sustainability means total sustainability. It includes social responsibility and our mental sustainability sustainability to me also. Look after people he puts. Help them learn our guide. Them what is best for the planet and for the society that we live in. Make sure they're well paid. Make sure they are looked after. Make sure they're part of the family to hear more. You can download this episode of skin from the couch on apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts. And that's all for Skim. This remember. We want to hear your shoutouts. Maybe it's a message for a friend working on the frontlines of the cove nineteen pan-demic or a loved one. You can't physically meet up with right now. Give us a call at six four six four six one six three seven zero and leave us a voicemail for more updates throughout the day and over the weekend. Follow us on Instagram at the skin.
125 - The Passion of Chris StrachwitzArhoolie Records
"Radio welcome to the kitchen sisters present six where the kitchen sisters. Dave Nelson N. Nikki Silva they do Chris Struck. Quits is a man possessed suicidal view a song catcher capturing and recording the traditional regional regional down home music of America his adopted home after his family left Germany at the close of World War. Two Chris struck quits is a keeper. His Vault is jammed packed with seventy eight. LP's forty fives realtor reels cassettes videos an archive of all manner of recordings an avalanche of lifetime achievement awards from the grammys the Blues Hall of fame the National Endowment for the arts for some sixty years of recording and preserving the musical cultural heritage of this nation the kitchen sisters present the passion of Chris Struck quits. It's usually the burden Alma Latina was. The name of the club was a wonderful dance. The young kids there. They were old people. Middle Ages was colorful plays ahead of hell of a time recording on the two guys saying to one microphone. Thank God I keep us all have to have their own microphone. It's a rough recording but uh-huh what's first of all as very Tall Eagle knows makes him look wise and learned which is mainly opinionated. He came back his opinions up with a lot of information that he's acquired over the years. Especially about blues and ethnic music Mexican music comes out of Texas. It's called the german-based to it gave him points in my book. Because I'm Mexican Germans. I'll say that the Germans came to Mexico and Mexico took term music and made it sexy He's deeply suspicious of all music. It's layered like oil paintings kind of music that I make in pop music in general but we're working on educating about that and I don't know if it'll ever happens is now what eighty eighty seven. I don't think it's going to change opinion. I wonder Ronstadt Tucson Arizona in bed bed. Eh My name is Chris Struck wits. I was born in a little village in lower Silesia southeast of birds in one thousand nine hundred ninety one. We have a very much farm. It was kind of castle. I guess you could say in the little village party. Aristocracy was called the count from stuff. It's I the man said the incredibly wonderful childhood private tutors woods and forest ideal for hunting deer and pheasants and rabbits wild boar was constant hunting parties. When my parents came back from a trip to the United States the nineteen thirty eight they brought back a bunch of records. I thought they were just need. Objects collected coins collected stamps too. I thought they were just a window to the world and records where window to sounds that I never would have heard there was under full record record that we had an hour up machine called debate. Alina looped over show is the development. The Look of love really anywhere came from an operator and one day. My father walked into the room Kacem Christiaan. You can't listen to that record anymore. That's why I love it. It's such a neat song at such a good feeling joy. We've to it while the composer is if the Nazi leader here in the village hears about US playing Jewish music he can it gives me all kinds of static the LS on the war Stalin and Roosevelt and Churchill met to decide what to do about dividing up Germany to reward the country said on the war the Soviet Union desperately wanted to be piece of Germany and winter of nineteen forty five. We had to flee before the Russians came because we were considered capitalists. We news that the Soviet Army that was invading that part of Germany was not particularly obeying the rules of war and I can't blame him one bit considering what Germany did to the Soviet Union. I mean almost destroyed the whole country so they got even ends. They got a big chunk of Germany. I still visualize how we left that. They we will stashed into this wagon was a tractor in front to could already here the shooting across the order river. I didn't know where we were going. We were loaded down with whatever we could carry. which was things that we could eat? Did you know that image is still pretty strong with me. Our Mother's mother had been an American and her aunts were so keen to immediately immediately after the war help us and try to get us out of Germany. My father had stay behind. He had to be denazified because he had been the member of the party. Hello I never heard him. Speak fondly of Hitler anything strictly like here being Republican. Whether you know you're for big business you better join the National Socialist German Workers Party then that's his mother and six of his children came in nineteen forty seven to our great aunt in Reno Nevada. I was sixteen. I had hardly had much schooling from forty. Five to forty seven expo spoke relatively little English listening to the radio that was really my ear to the world heard Hillbilly music of got. I thought this was elitist. Sounding Music Station in Rosarito beach in Baja California was beamed north. They called itself the Voice of the West off automatics. Bernsen roasts coming your way you X. Your I can tell my mail I can tell the way she listened to the Cate School Santa. The apartment was a very elitist private high school. That was so skinny they called me the pencil I would sneak sometimes off doing our break run to my room room and turn on and that had that Mexican. Dj absolutely alive he would broadcast cast in English. All Hillbilly records actually sent an application to the radio station saying what does it take to become a disc jockey on Acciari a beat and they actually answered back saying well. The first requirement is that you'd be a Mexican national well. That's shot a doubt right there got into Hillbilly Music Jazz had heard that the cure band is playing in Montecito small doc clubs so I just took off hitchhike that I couldn't get in because I wasn't old enough and so I stood outside and listen to the band and then when I came back to school Mr Cape shoot me out. I was away shy and other ways. I wasn't if I wanted to. Here's something that I felt like I want to do something. That did this to hear that music. Let's let's go listening to under Hancock's program over Kfi in Los Angeles by the mid fifties. I was a total lightning Hopkins Fan. It's the same radio station that would he got three played on back in the Thirties Wolman man better than you did you when I went to. UC Berkeley and fifty four I had met SAM charters. Sam was looking on his book. The Country Blues Blues. They got a postcard from him. Chris I found Lightning Hopkins. He lives here in Houston Texas and so I I literally took a pilgrimage took. Greyhound to Houston and Mack McCormick took me to meet lightning that just a little beer joint you know lighting a singing this amazing blues that's totally made up on the spot about how it had been raining and how his shoulder was achey and how his car almost didn't get there because because he couldn't see the chuckles the road but he rhymed it all up and then he pointed his hand all this man come all the way from California Mr he'll pull lighten and seeing Max. You have a car and you've got your recorded. Why do we go up the country and see if we can find and there must be a lot of these singers like lightning said I've been doing some detective work and I saw people in a field next to the highway so we stopped. Do you know of any good guitar pickers in these parts. Oh you better go to never sold for that and all I had was a record by lightning about Tom. Moore's farm and Tom were actually lived in this town. It's it's a pretty powerful song year. Norte but the one thing they but the one thing this black man done wrong but moved his wife and family on Mr Tom Moore Sir Dr Notice Black Man he did room so we stopped at the first feed store. We saw this. Tom Moore live in this town. Yes yes Mr Moore sure does he invite us to come to his office back right away. Can we possibly visit your plantation. Do you know of anybody who plays for your hands here in town. What was Dan Wieden Fam- on Musette I don't know his name but you can builders the railroad station and asked peg leg and it wasn't hard to find peg link and he said his name was man's Lipscomb. The first recording was made of man's lips combines little house. Navratilova was shot gun house where the slept in the back. That was the very first record. I put put out. I had to record people before then but I've never done much with the sister hobby. I had cheap tape recorders. I was just fishing in the dark trying to get my ears. I I'm doing the you hang telling one motown mance lipscomb. It was really much more than the blue singer but I I heard him. I thought well he's kind of a nice old guy who sings a lot of old songs but he. I didn't have that ferocity that lightning had or not low down this at all. He was a real gentleman. He started off with something like I shine on harvest moon well. This is what the White folks but then back ask him. Have you ever heard this song by Tom Moore. Yes yes I. I know that song but I don't want you to put that on my record while I'm alive. Hey Buddy one wincing. That's how I got to hear. What a song stor? MANCE lipscomb really was and he called himself that he didn't call himself a blue singer and that's why we call the first record man slips Texas sharecropper and Song Stir. You said you know this is really the root of all this stuff. This'll be a record like lead belly was for Lomax. This'll be you're introducing to our or who we records. We'll be right back. 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I don't remember exactly when I met Chris but I I know that it was through Mississippi. Fred McDowell red McDowell was one of my absolute favorite artists and our hooley records was the way that I heard about read in the fifties was a recording made by Alan Lomax and the one that desk hit me was Fred Mcdowell playing write me a few of your lions this started real slow and speeds it up and it's just the most amazing perform that ever heard home and a- wrote to where is this man from and he actually as Sunday a letter back saying McDowell is in Como Mississippi and he gave me the route. I drove up Tacoma into the farmyard. Day was just getting off for tractor was such a wonderful person. You immediately invited me. Oh Yeah we like my music. They actually had we stayed at night. Let me stay near Bet. They slept on the couch forgetful. We had had for breakfast too eggs and white bread for some molasses. You made that whole record the first night you guys Guy Guy. Term moves are arlene. I bought an Ar Hooley record when I was sixteen years. Old is one of the first folk music record the Hack Berry ramblers. I'm under Ronstadt. I was interested Jason. Traditional music are wholly had the really rough stuff. You know that was like Alan. Lomax are hooley records. It was just like a calling card for me. The stamp of approval approval by the time Chris signed these people are went there and had the passion about nor tenure in to Hano tex-mex Music Delta Blues People the Savoy family. I I mean I learned so much about those kinds of music because early records this is Chris Rock with again and we're at the little kitchen dining room in the little house us next to the building which also contains the are Hooley Foundation the down home music store as well as less blank films inc.. corporated mighty Elf surreal in the East Bay on all the terrible damn now and I thought doc this building. I quiet not too long after we had that big Hitler's country Joel doing feel like I'm fixing to die rag at Kmart Mark in the movie and I had some money who helped start tradition music company. E called me one evening nineteen sixty eighty four Chris. You still have your tape machine ready. Regatta record the song that this fellow I know here. He's got a little trill trill here. It's against the Vietnam War. We gotta get this thing recorded so we have it ready for the big piece March. I finally said all right. Bring them over. Oh and walk this monthly crew abuse. The main man was a guy named Joe McDonald and I hung the only on the directional mic doc ahead from the ceiling on my my lamp and put them in this circle around the mic like that's how recorded g mainers spend in sixty three and they did ten takes of one-two-three. What are we fighting for next year it. It was an amazing song as the walked out he asked me what do we owe you for. The tape Chris and I said you don't owe me nothing and so I asked him. Can I have the the song from my newly-formed Tradition Music Company. He said go ahead do that. Whether it's a verbal agreement some years ago country the Joe came to me and it's Chris. Don't you think you made enough money off. You Know Yeah Okay Jill. You're good socialist. If you wanted back. I'll give it back to you you know I thought that was a fair thing to do direct right here from the studios of KPFA talking to the man himself who just about invented cycle music when I first heard you think lightning took me over to here you know because lightnings wife is She's a relative to you my second cousin. She said well he says playing it. This little fringe club was we went to Frenchtown southeast East Houston. Darren was his lanky black man was an accordion on his chest singing the most low down but in this weird French Patois Vigo when you grew up there weren't really any blackouts playing this kind of French music with it well. They had some all all all of people playing but in a different style what I did. I put little rock into this community. You were really the first guy to do that to put a kind of rhythm and blues trailing into the French music. How did you get that idea to mix the French music which was really doesn't waltzes in two steps you know and mix that with rhythm and Blues Yeah. Well you see in ninety five. I used to play rock music. Cardiac Clifton Chenier and read had Louisiana band going to be playing tonight dance in San Francisco at all hallows Church Gymnasium Gymnasium. That's located in point area of San Francisco. We're GONNA rock all night long. I would listen to Christmas radio show on. KPFA be of a particularly for the booze but but he would slip in Mexican stuff like Lowe's penguin and things like that and the German type whom papa bands of Texas since it was Chris playing. I thought hey I'd better give this a listen. My Name is Jonathan Clark. I collaborated with Chris on a series called Mexico's pioneer my Gotcha flacco. He made his first of all. Where does your nickname come from well. Blackwell means slim or skinny. You know I guess was your father fairly slanted records where he's called El Flaco. Yes I started the first Mexican recordings. I met this guy. Roux Male Flint Swinton who was working with farm workers in the Rio Grande valley usually traveled with my machines always at the ready commit mail and he got all. Oh Yeah Oh great you wonder records from Korea answer to get me hip to these criminals talent songs orgasms wonderful little impudence. Negroes who called us being Reno's though not as the name is wonderful already penguins of the north. They were all real cheerful and they're dressed like look penguins at black pants on little white shirt playing in these bars with all these local readers. Salida is a narrative ballot that tell real true stories. I really have a thousands I would say. They became super popular. During the Mexican Revolution People like to find out how this general died. He was very brave. This or this is an accurate music. He really gets Mexican music. The heart and soul but not secret to me is that I don't speak Spanish very well. Either learned a lot of those songs just phonetically I knew them as a child growing up into not mad at all but just loved him and felt the passion in and he was able to do that. It's a German airman thing just hit you like a ton of bricks especially things like longing migration across the border to come up here the ache in the despair of homesickness feeling of utter desolation that they really understood into let's frontera remade and the conscience we stack which which is kind of the theme song of the Beautiful Song about like a leaf in the wind the getting the time I had some money. I wanted to make a film about this Mexican border music. Nobody interesting any attention to this music. I was becoming totally addicted to. LS blank was doing a lot of interesting documentaries. He did that lightning film. Tom Slips but we drove in my car. All over South Texas recruiter came along crews have been open caught mania too. Many of the readers took us to the fields and the people that are so nice especially met budget Sir Gringos who were into this. They always invite us. Oh we're GONNA Pechanga. Come on over you guys you know hard even drink and sing and cook food and his contribution has been to archive all this stuff. That's just never going to find his way under the radio but needs to find its way to people's ears and has and inspired people like why cooter family. Maria molnar money rate is all kinds of essential to their careers they take that route and they build on it and some kind of way that makes pop music but pop music is firmly rooted into the soil. He calls stuff. That eight doesn't like Mouse Music Goddamn. Oh I don't want Joe to you know. This is my my ledger book. I thought I'd be pretty uptown and try to keep keep track of what I was recording. Once I got really into making records you know this is all sixty. Alex more butch he mance lipscomb back again in August and black ace scattered speech Williams sixty one okay. I'm back down in Texas. That was just a loon cap that I never felt. I really wanted to be tied down. I was it really perfectly happy to be by myself. Really the only one that I got totally enamored with this young. Vivian stood guard she worked for German Jazz magazine. We went on a trip and then I came back and I said sorry I have to be by myself tugging to modern jazz which really wasn't my cup of tea at the time but she took me to John Coltrane at the jazz workshop on Broadway Sixty five and he had two drummers at night and I'll never forget it. It was the most amazing experience I had in the jazz world. You're just engulfed in this rhythm machine. The ripple effect of Strack wits in the world is immeasurable preserving this music. I can't even imagine what it would be like not a for those records this music that without his care and watering but a withered probably it didn't matter what country was from this is somebody that is born to do service for the music that he loves. What can I do. Just do what you love to do. But you gotTa make a living somehow I got lucky. The kids school at actually gave me a placard too long ago for what I accomplished in life. Nobody expected took me to succeed. Mr Kate one time said to me. I've heard that you really liked some of this. American music and I wanna the tell you that back in the forties. A man came to the mason he brought a large black man with him and the back man he sang this amazing song about Irene good night to keep. It must have been lead belly. Yeah I believe that was his name and then said the man who brought in with Ellen Lomax. Oh yes it was Mr Nomex who came to the Mesa and brought lead belly to perform and I took that to heart many years later took mance lipscomb to the Mesa. I took Fred McDowell there to be listed as and so where the kids now. They've never heard anybody like that figured well. If this is what Mr Lomax that I should continue the passion of Chris Struck with was produced by the Kitchen Sister Nicky silver and David Nelson for the big pond mixed I by Jim McKee produced in collaboration with Nathan Dalton and Brandy how deep bow to all the musicians heard in the story including Leo Garcia Supranto Linda Ronstadt Cuneo Baranov maddox brothers and rose the piccadilly players Kronos Quartet Albert Burbank and kid ory lightning Hopkins Mance lipscomb Bonnie Raitt Mississippi Fred McDowell the heck berry ramblers country Joe and the Fish Clifton Chenier in his red hot leanna band most been going Down Not Romero Cavazos and Rafael Ramirez and the Sacred Steel of Sunny Tread must all of the music in the stories from the are wholly Cadillac which is now housed at the Smithsonian Institution and available label from Smithsonian focus recording the Smithsonian acquired are Hooley in two thousand sixteen as Chris turned eighty-five helping to ensure that all all the music he recorded and released survive and remain available to future generations are holiest part of the Sonian focus family of labels are Julia recordings are available at folk ways dot sl dot. Edu as well as your favorite record store and on all online platforms special thanks to Linda Ronstadt Bonnie Raitt at Machado Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon how shippers wisdom Griffin and Jonathan and will occur at Smithsonian folk ways and to Chris Struck quits who likes the path in the kitchen sisters present is part of Radio Tokyo from P. R. Ed's a curated network of extraordinary ordinary cutting edge podcasts created by independent producers before we go. We want to let you know about a new mystery. Thriller from Radio. Topa passenger list tells the story of the the missing plane a cabin full of suspects and a search for the truth about what happened starring Kelly Tran Colin Morgan Route Benedict and Patti lupone who sorry you don't know me name is Kayla. We brother was on seventy two hi. My name is Caitlin late. Listen the reason I want to talk to you with. No you don't want to talk to me. I actually don't call me again. 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Track and trace: will the government's new app work?
"Today the government's plan to end. The Corona virus lockdown includes an APP. Download it onto your phone. But could that really provide the hate to getting out of this nightmare delivers lovely this time of year when padres yesterday so Siegel them South Coast. Which is quite spectacular. He's just chilling out on offense all those bill during the current situation. I think there's very few places in the of the Moon Ashley. Tom Moore is a doctor. Living in cows on the island white from the island's north coast near his home. You can see Southampton two miles away across the water. When did you first hear about the government's contact tracing up? Last week was the first summer when on Cook appeared on the TV from tomorrow. We will begin to pilot. Test Track and trace only. I love white starting with health professionals and rolling out this week to all citizens where the white goes Britain follows. Have you downloaded the APP? A half tell me what it looks like when you download it it you to post code then tells you to turn your Bluetooth own and your location services if you fail him well you presser a menu and then it basically asked me two questions do you have a high temperature and d have a continuous cuff ministers. Believe that this island community of around one hundred forty thousand is the perfect testing ground for an experiment that provide a way out of corona virus nightmare. If enough people download this APP then in theory it can provide an anonymous real time map of where covert nineteen is spreading and issue warning alert to people who may have come into contact with it but there could be some teething problems especially in Tom's line of work as the danger. If if it said you've got to go and so forth late because you've come into contact symptoms is anybody who works hospital now. I WOULD BE ASTOUNDED. If I've come into contact with someone with symptoms just waking in the hospital means you're constantly dangerous but you know they'll they'll end up sending everyone home in the next few days already worries about privacy to how does it failed to have something in your pocket tracking your every move. I mean that is the concern personally. Doesn't upset me too much. What they said. And I'm not obtain as I can't very myself but it doesn't sort of send something saying you came into contact out the to- AP- on Mill Road at five. Am You know it just says what we dated? The cow have to go that time to get in otherwise you but the biggest challenge could be one of scale because this apple only work if ministers can persuade tens of millions of people to sign up. Tom has heard that about three quarters of his hospital. Colleagues prepared to give it a go. That's sort of replicated around the island around the country. Then you probably GonNa get enough people downloading. It's make it work but I didn't think the NHL has a great record in terms of it. No say I wouldn't be surprised if some scandal comes up this later. You know. He's yesterday. Boris Johnson was accused of causing confusion and division after publishing the plan for Britain's gradual lifting of the corona virus lockdown part of the exit strategy is the APP being trialed on the Isle of White. But can they persuade enough people to trust them and sign up from the Guardian newspaper? Astana today in focus. What is the government's covert nine nineteen tracking out? And will it were turn. Uk technology editor at The Guardian. We've been in the middle of this crisis now for two months and so far. The government response has been pretty low tech. They told us to wash our hands. They've told us to stay at home the same type of advice that was given out. Join the nine thousand nine hundred nineteen Spanish flu but something that the way out of this is going to have to be very high tech more is a contact tracing APP so a contact. Tracing APP is fundamentally a piece of technology that uses a mobile phone to help people find out if and when they have been exposed to a carrier of Corona Virus Most APPs use Bluetooth. The same technology that connects your phone to wireless headphones. Basically your phone is constantly screaming out of a tooth. Hi I'm here. My name is and then a random string of letters and numbers are. The phones are screaming that same information and listening for any other names. They here and in doing that. What they're collecting is effectively. A database of every single phone that they've been near that database is in effect record of every single person. You've been exposed to that. Means if one of them later finds out that they have corona virus and have been infectious for the past seven. Days say they can in partnership with the. Nhs worn every single person. Their phone tells them they've been exposed to that. Well all of those people may have caught rovers from them. If you'll phone things me and tells me You've been in contact with somebody who has saying they have corona vars. What is that appropriate action for me to? Why then get told? I need to take a test or do I start self-isolating and for how long will you would. The important thing is if you get as soon as you get symptom then you know that you have the symptoms. I'm one of the things that we've testing on. The of why is is whether actually the best thing is is viewed to self isolate it in case you develop the symptoms and of course if if I if the test comes back negative than you can be released from that and go back from listening to them. It's not completely clear yet. What the implications of coming close to a person who report symptoms will bay but clearly it could be incredibly disruptive if someone you queue up behind in a cafe. Gets a coffin taps that into their APP? You might find yourself quarantined. But what's the end goal? What do they believe that this could achieve? So the single biggest advantage is it can achieve people self-isolating when they are infectious but not symptomatic for it to meaningfully reduce the infection right directly you would need estimates of around sixty to eighty percent of people having the APP installed and running at any given time that sixty twenty eighty percent including everyone who doesn't have a phone everyone whose phone can't run these apps because it's six or seven years old. Everyone whose phone has run out of battery in the course of that day. It's a really really big. Ask Your you're talking about hitting sort of the penetration of facebook overnight. Facebook facebook is absolutely massive. Surely that is not juvenile. What are they GONNA do to persuade? People to sign up bluntly with an appeal to people's desire to stop growing avars. The more people who have they are the better. The more people will be able to protect and more lives. That will be able to say the same way that they've done most of the public health campaigns to today on the big fight pampering I delivered details about the Detroit Auto White. He adopted the government's widely slogan. Please download the APP to protect the Jess and save lives. If we go out of lockdown the government can say if you like leaving the house install this APP but look even if they get those eye watering numbers to sign up. It's not a magic bullet. Is it the countries that have done the best contact? Tracing haven't done it all through an APP. This APP is not the beginning and end of contact. Tracing the government is hiring eighteen thousand human beings to do contact tracing the fashioned way. We're preparing for this now. By hiring an initial eighteen thousand people speaking to people with corona virus. Them what they've done who they've met and then calling those contacts manually and going high from the government. Stay at home please. That is actually how countries that have brought down the rates of infection for Crowbars have done it because people respond better to being told to stay home if they are told by a person with a clipboard than if they get paying phone okay so right now. There's quite a lot of controversy about the government's confusing first steps at lifting lockdown and now next APP the APP also has massive potential pitfalls and some of that is linked to the Britain decided to design. Its own version rather than go for an off the shelf offer from apple and Google. There were a couple of reasons for that. Our government want people to be able to notify the APP after self diagnosing the symptoms rather than only after a positive test. And that's not compatible with the apple and Google and they wanted to hold the data centrally will come to that point in a minute but I haven't designing our own are meant technical. Problems from star because of phones have limited battery Life Omen smartphones. Do some power control. That's why if you try and switch to an APP that you haven't opened in a few days it takes a couple of seconds to load up but if you switched on out that you used five minutes ago. It's waiting there and ready to go. The government has found some tiny ways around a lot of this. It's been designed with a form of Bluetooth. That conserves power so the APP won't drain your battery. If any phone his another phone it wakes back up and the count of whether or not it gets shut down in the background is restarted on the APP will periodically send you notifications that basically say. Hey reopen the APP so it doesn't get in the background but if two iphones and it's only iphones because they're more aggressive about closing these background ups to preserve battery life if two iphones are left in isolation for long enough they both drop into us. That listen only mode. The government thinks this white a concern. It thinks this will mostly affect rural areas. It thinks anywhere busy like a tube carriage we'll have enough android devices enough active devices to wake up any device. This fall into this listen only mode but this is a problem that the government wouldn't have to solve if they went with the apple and Google offer. I'm what about the way that the data is stored. It's no really how it's weather so our version is what's known as a centralized up that means that the NHS when you send your data up has a record of every phone that you've been close proximity to in the last two weeks upland Google's version by contrast doesn't Sendai information up in our model the NHS can very quickly build up a detailed growth of. Who's been interacting with WHO does not linked to real names? It would be quite hard to identify but not impossible under upland Google's approach by contrast it is impossible to identify people from the information the NFL has holds because it's given such limited information they're positive and negatives to both approaches in Upland Google's approach to the NHS's severely hindered in the amount of extra information it gets from running this contact tracing up that it can use to fight corona virus but in the NHL version. It has to say ultimately trust US where the government trust us with the chess and for people who don't trust this government or who don't trust the NHS that might be an ask that could prevent them from installing the APP and that is the worst case scenario right so basically they are pulling. Google APP holds the information on individual phones rather than a centralized government database. I can see why it's useful for the government to have that information in fighting covert as you say but there is a real privacy issue especially with the risk of reorienting people. The big problem for trust is less about Rio densification and more about other uses that the state might be put to so. It's fine if those other uses all we want to be able to track the spread of grown virus. We want to be able to know how many infections each new infection leads to so we can more easily calculate the zero. It's less good if the extra us is. We want to try and arrest people who are breaking lockdown in dangerous ways or we want to see if people who are infectious are going to particular businesses more often so that we can go and close down those businesses. That's the sort of thing that people start getting a bit dicey about and you talk about. How trust isn't one of the reasons that people perhaps a little reluctant to trust because the government on answering certain questions. I mean we touched on this yesterday when we were talking about an APP. They're using in India where there's a lack of transparency isn't the same true here it is. It is very much the case. The government needs to a answer questions and be commit to having some of those limits on it at the same time. I think one of the reasons why the government is being a bit blase about this is because the government genuinely believes that. It's just not actually collecting all that much. Data true that what it is collecting is ultimately a social graph a network of which funds have been in contact with which the phones. But if you compare it to something like the amount of data that a typical Google user sense to Google in any given day it's nothing and that's if the government were to do anything with your data what about hackers risk. They're always yes. Any extra collection of bulk data creates a new risk that that will then be hacked at the same time. It is by no means the most dangerous collection of data the government. Has You know this is ultimately the same government that protects all of our tax records. It's the same. Government already has all of our medical data so while I wouldn't be so blase say don't worry about hackers. I would say that hackers are not the main concern here come ask about any links to downing. Street's strategist dominant Cummings. When he ran vote leave he worked with a Tech Company called faculty. Run by two brothers. Markham Bam Wanna. Ben Has since then become an adviser in Downing Straight? Now our colleagues here. At The Guardian revealed the faculty is helping to build a computer model to help the government in the fight against current viruses called the cove nineteen data store that lawyers say they won that contract fair and square in a tender and it separates the APP but there is mistrust. Yeah and I think that's a really good example as to how this government has really underplayed the value of of trust and of consent of the governed. I do not believe that. The Dominic Cummings all the warner brothers are involved in the contact. Tracing up the problem is that the Dominic Cummings is a man who has laughed at the idea of needing trust and respect from off the country very publicly. His view about governing Britain has been a fifty two percent of the country. Trust you and forty eight percent of the country doesn't you've won. We're now finding that. This is exactly the sort of situation in which that that belief and that justification backfires the government needs the trust of well at least sixty to eighty percent of the UK to install this APP and I've been having conversations with people who do not trust when the government says don coming isn't involved because they do not trust the government that's going to be hard if not impossible to turn around in two weeks clearly are tough challenges for the government. Just blocks wait. The Joint Committee on Human Rights said the word enough privacy protections in place. Yeah and with something like this extending state surveillance if you live. That would normally be far. More parliamentary scrutiny and there have now been reports that ministers are prepared to change tack and Gopher version of the apple and Google APP if necessary the Communities Secretary Robert. Jen Rick certainly left that possibility open this weekend. We we have a an APP. That's being rolled out in on the island how I develop but we are also paying attention to what's happening elsewhere in the world. This is a pilot in the isle of White. We're trying to get as many people to sign up to just possible. We have around fifty thousand people who've downloaded for you. We specifically are you looking at a second APP or not. We are learning lessons from the other. Apps that exist elsewhere in the world and if we need to change our APP we'll do. That's the point of piloting this before we take it national across the whole country but one of the reasons. They wanted to get a loan. Was this point on south diagnosis. Why do they think that's important? Any APP like this will lead to false positives unfolds. Negative there is no way of preventing them and one of the big questions is how you manage that risk. Would you rather aggressively try? And reduce the zero by allowing things which might be false positive Ford and making people self isolate when they've been exposed to someone who may be doesn't have corona virus or when they may have not actually got close enough to catch it or do you go for false negatives and only make people self isolate when they have cast iron definitely being exposed at the risk of missing people who were coughed on on a bus. They were only on for three minutes. It's a balancing act and it's all affects. What testing on the Isle of White Right? Now I think that testing right now is. Does the APP work as we expect. Does it work through bulls. Does it work in rain. Does it work in 'cause on buses because until now the actual dynamics of the AP have only been tested in relatively controlled conditions on an RAF base. We don't really know how it works in Noble people who keep that phones in handbags play candy crush. Who LISTEN TO PODCASTS? While they're walking who go for runs. These are all the questions that we're going to be on on the light coming up. What happens if you need the APP to get into a shop or into your office if people do start to find the as we emerged from lockdown the APP ready disrupts? Their life isn't the risk. Just let they'll uninstall it or ignore the there's no legal requirement for us to download. This apple listened to what it's ass yet. If you don't install this APP of you install the up and get the notifications and decide to be risky anyway then. There's no legal right to stop doing that. And you know in my opinion nor should that be this up relies on voluntary uptake and speaking and speaking of India that we've already mentioned therein in some other countries. There is talk of this being used in a more active way like an immunity. Pass Paul an APP. That would be scanned as you get onto the tube or go into an office. Is there any chance that could happen here? Even the government doesn't make the mandatory to install civil society could anyway they've saints breeze unilaterally? Says you have to have this up to come into our store. It's another one of these questions that the NHL really should be answering. Now you will there be legislation to make it illegal to require. They stopped to access. Certain services to return to work. Is that likely to happen? A supermarkets lightly to do that. We know whether workplaces are going to mandate this. We don't at one end of the spectrum. It's worth looking to China where the traffic light system series of privately developed APPS that gives you red green or yellow. Qr codes on your phone saying whether or not you're an infection risk that has been largely built through private enterprise voluntary cooperation but it has resulted in a series of effectively bio passports. If you have the red. Qr Code on your phone. A bunch of businesses and a bunch of individual Chinese states and regional authorities have voluntarily decided to lock you out of services until you become not a risk the UK is not China and. I think it would be a big step to do that. I think employers are the thin end of the wedge. There if you are going to tell people to come back to the office I can see why you might say. I'm please please. Please install the APP because we want to know who you've infected in large office. We don't want to have to shut down the entire office based on one positive test and I can see how they could quite easily step from. Please please please install the APP to install the apple done comeback Alex. Everything went right. If sixty percent of the overall population maybe eighty percent of people with smartphones downloaded Eh and everyone followed the instructions. That were no technical errors. Would it get the country back on its feet? It would allow the country to reopen without needing a second wave of lockdowns. It wouldn't give it of corona virus but the country as a whole could run much closer to normality than if we tried to do this in a brute force non digital way Alex if you just cast your mind back a Yay to May two thousand nineteen. Would you have made of an applied this that needed to be downloaded by sixty percent of the population back? Then I'd have laughed at that schist scale without the resources of a facebook or Google and with the fundamental une coolness of government up. I couldn't see how the government would ever be able to get that level of install. What about now. Would you download it? Now everything's changed. Yeah I would absolutely download it. I am hey a privacy fundamentalist self self described and undescribed by others. I am the sort of person who turns off every piece of extra tracking Google tries to do from me and I would instill that because corona farces really awful. I want to get out of lockdown. I think mass voluntary participation in this is going to be crucial to moving towards a more open society. Alex thank you very much. Thank you for having me that was UK technology editor. Alex hearn do gave to the Guardian Dot Com to read his reporting on this. You can also have a look at the reporting from our investigations. Team led by Paul Lewis and this week. Extensive coverage of the government's steps towards lifting the lockdown including from our Westminster team and across the country do have read. That's it for today. My thanks to Dr Tom. More onto Alex hearn. This episode was produced by Chika as sound design was by Axel Cocoon. The executive producers are Phil Maynard. Nicole Jackson we'll be back tomorrow.
Motor City Hypnotist Podcast with David Wright Episode 6: Anxiety and Panic Attacks
"You're listening to the PODCAST DETROIT Network visit, www dot podcast, detroit dot com for more information. In this episode of the Motor City hypnotise podcast I'm going to discuss anxiety and panic attacks and give you the listener specific tools to help you cope with anxiety and panic attacks, and as usual I'm also going to be giving away a free hypnosis guy to all the listeners stay tuned. You're user intriguing to me. Can I wish to subscribe to your newsletter? Ready for the motor city hypnotist all right of meetings in the suburbs of Detroit Michigan. He is hypnotized. Thousands of people from all over the United States. It all right? It's been featured on news outlets all across the country, and is the clinical director of outpatient. Mental Health. Clinic located just south of Detroit for Helps People Daily, using the power. It knows this. Welcome the motor city you the test. All Right? What is going on? People David right here, the motor city hypnotist back with another episode of the Motor City hypnotise podcasts. We are here on the PODCAST DETROIT northville studios as usual getting to be a habit. Yes, it is finally with me again as my producer Matt Fog. Hey happy to be here for you sir. Awesome I appreciate the help, yeah. Let me. Tell listeners where they can find me. Find me on my website at motor city hypnotist dot com. on that website you can also access my store shot page where we have a lot of different products specifically hypnosis MP threes e books some other items such as marketing tools lot of stuff there, so take that take a look at that and I'm sure I'll find something that you can use. And you can also find me on social media I'm on facebook at motorcity hypnotists Youtube motorcity hypnotist on twitter at motor, city, Hypno- and also on instagram motor city Hypno-. And if you would like to contribute financially to the show. 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In the show notes you listen, and you can also find that either on my youtube and also on facebook. That link will be there as well by. And wherever you're listening to the show wherever it is apple, I tunes. spotify Google play subscribed subscribing and leave a review, because again reviews or great, and I'd like to hear what people are thinking and and kind of what they want to hear from from upcoming shows. Leave a rating subscribe and leave a review. And you can also join me each week as I, Co host, the site by M G podcast, and as a matter of fact, if you're watching a live right now, that one is up in about an hour and a half, so You can pop into that one as soon as we're done here. Awesome! So this episode of the Motor City. hypnotist podcast is brought to you by banner season, online, marketing, saturated, and people rarely open their emails. Are you in sales or does your business market to customers? How do you connect with family? Friends and Clients Banner Season Takes Your marketing into the real world by delivering kindness and thoughtfulness directly to your clients physically imagine the excitement of your family, friends and customers as they receive personalised cards and gifts in their mailboxes. Go to banner season dot com slash fantastic and begin today to express kindness and make connections with others. So we thank them for that sponsorship? And as usual, we have a winner of the week this week. Matt I know we've had it every week, but you know these are these are some of my favorite winners, but we do. A lot of great, so we'll start off with winner of the week. Done All, right, this is a cool one just because I don't know why. Maybe it's a coincidence, but it seems like I'm focusing on old people a lot recently with winner of the week. Really Yeah I I. I'm not. I'm not downing the young people, but maybe old people are just doing better things. So, that's a that's a fair statement. Interesting I mean it could very well be so yeah, not discriminate against young people just do something deserving of being a winner. Get Shot. So this I really liked the story. So, the title of the story is for his one hundredth birthday. A World War Two veteran is walking a hundred miles to raise money for corona virus relief. So this is a quick blurb, so let me read through this really quick. A World War, two veteran from Minnesota is celebrating his hundredth birthday with an act of kindness that will help feed thousands of people in his community. Mickey Nelson Ninety Nine Ninety nine years old go. One hundred miles through his small city of Clarks, Grove in and initiatives, he's named walking to one hundred. Nelson, who turned one hundred on June twenty seventh, which actually has already passed, so he is now one hundred. Mickey your so fine. You blow my mind. said he was inspired to walk to raise money for corona virus relief after reading the story on war veteran Tom Moore who raised more than thirty seven point, four million dollars by walking one hundred laps around his garden, instead of walking laps. Nelson is walking miles to mark his one hundredth birthday since beginning his walk in May Nelson has raised over forty two thousand dollars, all which go to salvation army's feeding, N emergency programs. Here's a quote from Mickey. During the years of the depression, they had soup lines and other ways for people to get food, and that stood out to me because I've been lucky to always have food on the table, Nelson told CNN. So Mickey Mickey Nelson that is definitely our winner of the week while done Mickey. That's right Mickey Maki is definitely a winner. That's for sure contest. So today, folks. We're going to be talking about something that I think. Everyone has dealt with at one time or another. And probably two different different degrees, but we're talking about anxiety and panic attacks. I know myself I can I can admit I've I've? Dealt with anxiety, and sometimes it is affected me the way I think. Sometimes I can't sleep, so so I think this is affected a lot of people, and in the the big thing I want to say that it's a fairly common thing, but I'm no way minimizing it. But what I want you to know is that that many people deal with this? So it's not anything to be ashamed of or be embarrassed. Talk about because again I think everyone deals with it, and and we get into this. You're going to know that you're not alone. Let me. Give just a few statistics on anxiety. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental mental disorders in the US affecting forty million adults in the United States age, eighteen and older or eighteen point one percent of the population every year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable yet. Only thirty six point nine percent of those suffering received treatment. People with. People with an anxiety disorder three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders. and. Anxiety disorders developed from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain, chemistry, personality, and life events now now that fourth one those are just some kind of some facts, just to kind of take in and kind of just just think about those, but but this last one is the one I'm going to start with because again. If there's a lot of risk factors or causes for people to have anxiety again, things like genetics and brain chemistry could contribute. Without getting into the very technical medical terms. Our brains function I I like to use the example of a you know. Combustion engine was spark plugs. The fuel goes in the spark plug lights it at the spark jumps from one thing to another that ignites the gasoline and the chamber. So think of your brain as as. What are their brain synapses and think of those they'll? Synapses is just being very close, but they're not touching and neurotransmitters in our brains jumped from one synapse to the other. That's brain activity. A lot of times people fill logically or genetically have too much neurotransmitter, or sometimes it's too active. Okay, and that makes their brains overactive. Why can't sleep like right away at night? Yes, so like my brain doesn't shutdown right? Yeah, and many people have that and I know I've mentioned that and prior podcast a lot of times. You're just exhausted and you lie down to go to sleep with the brain. Just won't shut off and just skip. It just keeps going. So a lot of it is physiological. A lot of it is happening. But here the in in there are ways to deal with that including medication against some of the most common prescriptions for anxiety are ZANEX and Clinton in. The. Class of medication called Benzoate and again I don't WanNa. Get with whole medical side, but but those are the things that are typically prescribed for anxiety. Of course as a therapist and when I'm working with clients, I want medication to be the last resort I i. don't want to just say okay. Here's a pill. You'll be better. Because and I'll be honest over twenty nine years of the time. We can deal with depression without using medication. Again if you follow. The steps and information that I gave you. And then the other ones the other two things in that last Fact that I mentioned were personality and life events, and I think these are the are the biggest contributors to anxiety. People who are type A personalities or driven, or they're always working stuff out in their brain. I liked home thinkers, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. But, sometimes that brain is overactive in just takes over, and then, and then it goes from overthinking to worrying, and that causes anxiety because you're. You're fearful of what might happen. Rather than just tackling. What's in front of you? And again life events? You know if you have A. I'm sure okay so I'll. I'll bring up. Personal. Example in this does cause me a little bit of anxiety. I have a son who just graduated high school. He is going to school in the fall at Wayne State University. So part of me, if I sat back and I'm I'm Kinda realistic about it knows that he's GonNa go there to Wayne State four classes. In with the whole Cova thing and I'm not being overreacted, but it's it's in the back of my mind that I wonder how many people he's GonNa. Come in contact with in it's it's a concern, but but when it becomes, anxieties overtakes me, and if that if I focus on that I can't get it out of my head, that turns into anxiety. And that happens to a lot of people regarding. Life events or situations? So I'm I'm going to give you a definition of what anxieties and this this will kind of. Kind of put it into a nutshell. Anxiety is defined as a state of apprehension or fear, resulting from the anticipation of a real or imagined threat, event or situation. It's one of the most common human emotions experienced by people at some point in their lives, however most people who have never experienced panic attacks or extreme anxiety fail to realize the terrifying nature of the experience. And we're GONNA hit on on a couple of statements in there. The first thing is anxiety is a response to a danger or threat. I'm sure we've all heard the flight or fight or flight response very much, so yes, that is driven. That's a protection that that that's something that's that's innate in humans to protect them, and this goes back to two cavemen days. You need some sort of anxiety to protect yourself, so if I were going to go out and cross walking somewhere and our to I was going to cross a five lane highway. I'm of course going to be a bit anxious because it makes me aware. It makes me aware of my surroundings because if I didn't have any anxiety. I would just blindly walk out there without without thinking about anything right so so that you have to have a level of anxiety because again, that's that's what protects you. What happens is that when it goes beyond protection in becomes A. And, we go back to habits which we've talked about in prior podcast when that worry becomes a habit, and you can't stop worry. That's when it becomes a problem. In I want to focus on the one statement in there as well. Anticipation of a real or imagined threat a lot of times. We worry about things that may may never happen. I I'll. I'll bring up a very. Way Out there example. You know. The the a meteor hit the earth. Possibility could and I'm sure there's probably someone out there who thinks about that every day, well you. saw the documentary Armageddon your the documentary. Bruce Willis hosted the documentary yes. Yes? He was on new hosted that documentary so. We were talking about documentaries yesterday insights brought up another movie. That's just way out there and you call it a documentary. That was not my own joke. No, I'm going to I'm going to start using that. I'M GONNA use that for real. That'll be great. So again perceived threat whether it's real or imaginary can cause you anxiety. When experiencing anxiety here here, the physical symptoms if these real quick. Increased, adrenaline increased heart rate shortness of breath, sweating, feeling, dizzy or unstable. These are all physical symptoms that happened when you have extreme anxiety or panic, attack and I'm GONNA. Use those interchangeably for the sake of this podcast beat because because a panic attack is extreme anxiety. In if you think about this and I'm GonNa make this point now before we get into the mental symptoms. Increased adrenaline increased heart rate shortness of breath, sweating, feeling, dizzy or unstable. Those those sound scary when i read them right, but Wendy you experience these symptoms, these physical symptoms can I share. Yes, please right so. Right so I. Get those symptoms anytime I'm getting ready to perform for a financial wellness seminar or DJ. Weddings and events time I'm getting ready for those ready to perform ready to perform. I start to feel a little bit of that what he did the things I eighty. I started nervous, yes. But I use that energy that then rivers energy to do better. What I performing, and that's a great one to bring up. Matt because a lot of people have a the biggest phobias in the world is fear of speaking in public sure. And there's a reason because it's a scary thing boy. This deleted quickly. But but it is, it's a fear of people to be in front and have to perform or talk to people. So that is a level anxiety that you feel now because I'm A. As well, and I can relate to this I. do get that I. Call it nervous. Energy butterflies butterflies in the stomach and again. Instead of me, because a lot of people will freeze in those situations, or they'll just totally like just shut down and. I'm sure there are plenty of examples of that on on youtube somewhere. Like comics, bombing or things like right right right, but for me. I, I use it the same way you do. I kind of use it as an energy or as like something. Drive me sometimes. I have to pull back on that because I can go. To what I yeah I'll let it go too much and I can. I can be really aggressive, not not physically but. Just never personality wise to agree. Yeah, exactly yeah. I've never punched anyone. You know that you know. That I know. So, but but let me I'm going to repeat these symptoms again and I'm GonNa tell you when you feel this. In another situation increased adrenaline increased heart rate, shortness of breath, sweating, feeling, dizzy or unstable. We feel all of those things when we work out. In and listen to this. I, this is this is. This is important that you get this. The exact same symptoms happen when you're having a panic attack and when you're working out. So why is it okay and expected in one situation, but yet in the other situation? You feel like you're going to die. In think about that for men and put that in perspective. If you suffer from panic attacks all of the symptoms. You're experiencing our good symptoms in a different setting. You're working out you. WanNa sweat. You want your heart rate up. You want that increased adrenaline. I, just I just had something on the tip of my tongue. When you're working out you WANNA. Do you Ha-? You have control of when it happens right, but the other token. Yep, you don't. And that's a big. That's a great point because when you don't when you feel like you're not in charge of it. That's when it becomes scary. And that's what brings on these mental symptoms that happen during a panic attack segue fear of having a heart attack fear of passing out fear of vomiting fear of embarrassment in a public place. and. I'M GONNA. Say this one, but this is a real fear, a fear of dying when people people who've experienced panic. Tat's can tell you. They feel like they're going to die. That's what they believe in their mind. In I've had clients who've said family, members or spouses are like. Come on, get over it. You're just being dramatic. But, unless you feel that unless you've experienced that that there's no way to put that in perspective. It. That's what people feel. They feel like they're going to die. Serious. And that that is, it's what they feel. So I'M GONNA get into a couple of couple of myths, regarding these mental symptoms that I hope we'll help you. One of the first myth is that it's a mental illness that there's something wrong with you. Now I I can say there's not something inherently wrong with you. You're just thinking about things in the incorrect way. So believe it or not as a behavioral issue. It's not it's not a mental illness. because. This is a habit that you've built over time. This is a habit that you've probably had in a lot of cases since childhood. So you've learned to think this way, you feel the way you do because your nervous system is over sensitized, and that's just the habit that you've built over time. The second myth. Is that your endanger? Now! There's never been any documented case that I that I. Could I mean I haven't searched every. Inch of the Internet, but but there's been any documented cases of anyone dying from a panic attack. I I'm not saying that that people bone of heart attacks because of worry, but but and then in the instance of a panic attack in the middle of that. It's not going to harm you. We go back to that fight or flight response. This is what's supposed to happen. It's just that you've you've let it get out of hand. If that makes, it does yeah. And I want to assure people. Your body's primary goal is to keep you alive and well. There's an again. Ever died from a panic attack. In here's here. Just anecdote. Your body wants to keep you alive. If you don't believe that, try to hold your breath for as long as you can. Eventually your body's going to take over. It won't let you hurt yourself in that way. And, and this is the biggest meth, and I know that people are going to react people experience. This are going to be like you know. But panic attacks are not your enemy. They are the result of you misinterpreting the signals. Your body is sending. In, and let's use the phrase false alarm. Think of all the panic attacks. You've experienced and you. You've still been fine afterwards granted, you may have been scared. You may have had all those fears. You may have had that the physical symptoms that we mentioned earlier. But you've always been fine afterwards and I think that's the perspective you have to put it into. Is that just think of it as a false alarm when that starts to happen, just think. I'm not in any danger I. There's nothing that I should be afraid of so this is. This is a false alarm. And if you changed that perspective. That's GONNA. Help you quite a bit. Fair Yeah. So I'm going to go into some some tips and strategies now. For. Anyone who's experienced a panic attack this first one. The, first one people are just gonNA. More because the first one is deep breathing now, anybody who's in the midst of a panic attack is like. Hell No, how am I gonNA deep breathing. Shortness of breath right on, and they feel like the feel like again. It's taking them over and they don't have the control. So when I say deep breathing. Anybody, who's been in the midst of of an anxiety or panic attack? Tell you that's the last thing they're able to do now if you can. Definitely, it's going to help you. The other suggestion is refocusing your mind. If you can take your mind out of that situation and focused on something, pleasant or something that you you that makes you feel good. That is definitely going to help, but again in the midst of a panic attack. It's like somebody who's in put it in a different context. It's like somebody who's in a fit of rage. Afterwards the like wow, I was just seeing red that your your mind was just so focused on something. You couldn't refocus it. And the third strategy is removing yourself from the situation. Now That's certainly possible in some instances. But let's let's say for example you're having I. Just saw story and I was going to put it I put it in. The show notes anyway. There's a gentleman who is a news anchor. He had a panic attack on air on live TV wow. And there was no escape for him. He was there. He couldn't just run away. So in a way he did remove himself because he just stopped. An somebody else just took. They went to another anchor. But, he admitted afterwards and even watching it. You couldn't really tell I mean I'm looking at just looked like he was. Like, maybe it was hotter. Breath a little bit, and was just you know nervous or thinking. Yeah? But he just he just had to stop so. But but my point with all of those things is once. You're in the midst of it. These things are going to be very difficult to implement. Constantly fighting your feelings is not going to work. And I know I don't want to run out of time, but I want to get into this next section real quickly. There's a gentleman called Berry McDonnell he's one of the leading experts regarding anxiety and panic attacks. His approach is a little bit counterintuitive, and and I and I like using this one I can. So his method or his suggestion is when you begin to feel that panic attack began. Let it happen. Don't try to fight it because you're expending energy. It's like fighting. It will make it worse. So let it happen. And when it happens, just count backward from twenty one to zero. Just come backward whatever that feeling is just A. You know what I'm just going to let it happen. I'm not going to try to fight. It I'M NOT GONNA. Try to to to to have that struggle in my head. I'm simply count backwards from twenty one. It can be scary. But. You're letting yourself have the feelings rather than fighting them and I think once you realize these are just feelings. They're not going to hurt me. And if I just let them happen. In I countdown from twenty one zero and realize on I'm fine, you're you're rewiring the mechanism and your brain. The brain that saying these feelings aren't. GonNa hurt me even though they feel like they are. If you do this. You're just GONNA learn that. It doesn't have an effect on you. Trying to get a the spark plug to throw a different synapse. That is I'm trying to re. Yeah, it's like. There's a term for it and I'm going to draw blank right now. Just retraining your retreat. There's there's definitely a term for it. I'm not I'm not going to come up with it, but I but I'll come back to that. So anyway. This berry mcdonagh again is is one of the leading experts. In here's the thing once you count from that twenty one to zero lead to feelings in just let it happen whatever it feels like. No that you're going to be okay. Count backwards backwards from twenty one zero. And then once this past, and once you're back to your normal state. Just take seven minutes and just do similarly lactation. Then then you focus on your deep breathing, then you focus on the other tips that I gave you refocusing your mind removing yourself from a situation. Now. You have control to be able to do it without fighting those feelings. And again it does sound counter intuitive, but again he he has done a lot of work, and I, really like his program. so so for those of you listening I'm GonNa leave a link to his program and full disclosure. If you click through this link and purchase program, I. Do make a little bit on that again full disclosure. Just so you know, but I do recommend this I. Recommend this lot of my clients and I think it's a very effective method because. Like I said it's hard to fight something when you're in the midst of that panic, and your brain is just not going to say okay. I'm GonNa full blown panic attack. Let me just do some deep breathing shirt, which is just so hard to turn that on. And I think this the method is is gotten great results and I really I really kind of promote this or recommend us. So I know we're getting close to the end here. People so I will leave that link in the show notes. Look for that again. Show notes on the wherever you listen to the podcast YouTube or facebook. Have that link for the it's called panic away program and I think that would be very valuable for those of you suffering with anxiety or panic attacks, and again as always I'm giving away my free hypnosis guide. You can find links to that as well. In our next episode we're GONNA talk about hypnosis gone wrong I'll just he's that. Because you might be thinking Oh. Yeah it. It's interesting. I have questioned. Assure you do? So. Yes, our next episode is going to be hypnosis gone wrong. So again, thanks for being with me. Everyone. Change your thinking change your life. Laugh hard. Run fast and just please be kind. I'll see you soon.
Ep 22 | Phil's Teal Report and Si's Gun Control Rant
"On a chain uh what about you mm-hmm till I missed teal season the opening weekend which you know y'all been real quiet about which shy because I'm getting the impression that y'all should have shot more than you did our their Jay overslept which is a terrible excuse. I was out there sharing Jesus. I wit Louisiana Georgia North Carolina Michigan Indiana Kentucky Georgia Georgia Louisiana in thirty six hours. This is only one run. Oh yeah were. You didn't have much speaking time now. When I showed up Yep I am Holo really what good love the people on it also share at one of them awards. What's what's crazy about. This is one of them was a hunting outdoors hunting and fishing experiences what they called in North Carolina we were just out in in the hills somewhere comic a campground and so my my walk-ups on they played for me you know they they had a band and that was a Tennessee whiskey so I was like well. That's unusual and so I got my duck calls out our how Tennessee yeah. It's a good love. KRISTA mood well. That's a good thing so so I'm just saying I don't think my point is. I don't think they realized that I was fixing the introduce Jesus. We're fixing to turn this into the first time someone someone had been headed to church experience on a Saturday in you know on a side of a mountain the dot com told a few jokes ha ha ha and pull. I love the Bible and I could tell I'd say a third of the audience. I could tell they were nervous. Murmur they were like is that a bobble of course I. I did the little joke. I think I got it from. You know like a preacher but I'm really not. I'm a believer that was a few light chuckles else and so. I said you know my my walkup. Song who is Tennessee whiskey US remember introduce you to the person who introduced this phrase hold my wine and wants this as his name was Jesus now. They laughed when I said that I haven't heard well made it up at the home of the home. Basically Watch Jesus had ETA reputation of being a glutton drucker is what he's at Matthew Levin his own words yeah so I'm like because he he hung around the riffraff why because he loves everybody introduced Jesus to Him. You know what they actually stood up and clap and nobody left. I thought that was a good time good time and then the next today in Kentucky. I was at a at a church building towards different kind of audience. They're got up rented. You Know Day my love Jesus here. They went nuts so okay but still it was the same message same message so it was pretty good but then I come back and then we went till hunting this morning. Guess what what they didn't come in New Zealand one time and has brought up Jesus who he is what he did for the human race including people from New Zealand what he's now doing interceding for us and what he will do return. I was on that topic and about five minutes into it. These sound that came out of the large audience was this this was the sound but there's a fifteen hundred two thousand people and they're all doing this together so some bumblebees the guy the guy in charge. I thought back and I said I heard does Brits do and that the House of Commons House of Commons when when some politicians would be given a speech the president the prime minister whatever I said I heard that sound on a so I asked the guy that put on the Gig I said what's that that low that lower rumor your. They said they're telling you they like what you say well. I'm giving him the good news about Jesus. Their singer move guaranteed to be ray. He said they've never this is the first time Mr Robertson those New Zealanders had ever heard anyone mention publicly speak week about religious things I said. Are you kidding. He said no so listen advisors. Were that was a terrible experience. I had a table set up. After after the speech and the and people were coming up they would look to their left in there right like make sure no one was listening and they would whisper to me. We appreciate what you said but don't tell anybody. I said that so look one after the other they would whisper. We appreciate it. We really respect you on the computer which I don't. I have one oh there were emails coming from New Zealand and they were really open by saying man. We we thought that was does that was great. There was a a large percentage of them that were not a- turned off at all but I was given even the impression this bond armor culture the Murmur I thought well they're all against hearing the good news about Jesus but I'm here and one of the cities I was in the name of that city was Christ church New Zealand so he's been here. Somebody has before me on my som- Tom just in New Zealand a month and he's like all he he had a lot of good worship experiences so somebody's well what they done saw two two houses of worship as they call them church buildings. I didn't see but to the whole time I drove we drove but that was twenty years speaking this about twenty plus years but bill and says all ever saw and I was looking for. I'm cooking and Louisiana. There's one ever speak owner but I didn't see many sheriff out there. There's also in Louisiana every street. Sign has multiple bullet holes in you are correct so you can't really base a a book by its cover a good speaking to ask you know it was. I mean I hated that. I missed he'll season but we've had such crappy till seasons the last couple of years. I was like you know what I'm GonNa do it and then this year in a weird turn of events. We actually got a lot of water and we got -til but then today hey which we had our chance. We did have a bunch today. They came over but the hunted three days and I'm trying to figure out why nobody put that motion decoys in the Dinka Decoy technician sleeping late. I thought he was down in your granddaughter. Your your daughter out muscle can't make it comes. You get invited alarm Isla. That's embarrassing when I called. I called Saturday mornings like John. Burnham and he said well our slept. I said you know what he wasn't there. He said did ya got a new alarm. Clock is light that that's inexcusable. Hino duck alert. He got an alarm clock. That not only sounds like a bullhorn but but he's a deal that goes under his matches. It shakes his whole bed really when it goes off what Nanto my this what my daughter Bailey. L. Shakes the bed. Well he so so. I'm in Texas beacon so I sent a text because I wanted to give a report that was going to be my open. When I got up to speak and so I might get this morning. I got the same thing I overslept and I was like how did you oversleep but this new system I mean you're supposed to shake the whole bed. He said well instead of turning it on. I turned it off so we all know that I mean life is fleeting. It doesn't last long which is why we're doing our podcast because we're trying to point people to toward more of an eternal setting and setup and often on calamities is coming at anytime it happens. It's happening all throughout civilization so we wanna be ready our deal. Is You know we want to be prepared for eternity but the same time we're doing our our best be prepared for whatever happens on the Earth calamity comes your way and twenty years later you've got Mac and cheese just reach over in a in a jerome pull it out there and it's good twenty years after the calamity use as well which delete macaroni cheese through it all. I would say that would be a pretty good in college if you if you were stuck in that situation right so our good friends Patriot pantry my patriot supply. They've got a four week food supply here in the in his dad said this food lasts up to twenty five years so one bucket to get four weeks or not eternal Mana but it's the closest first thing you can get on the Earth because for the last twenty there's just so many alligators you could kill an eight and catch fish and all so this this would be a sad that would always be there beside ish yeah well waiting today well. We count them catfish and killed two coons. We're GONNA eight those two coons and the catfish and we have MAC and cheese for SAS or or you know what we got here cheesy Broccoli and rice well calamity if radiation or whatever and you couldn't eat the alligator then you would just have Mac and cheese with Assad of cheesy Broccoli Rice survive vibe so we want you to act today. You'RE GONNA save one hundred bucks on one of these four week. emergency food buckets. You need to go to prepare with feel dot com prepare with Phil Dot Com. you'll save one hundred bucks and you'll be prepared in case something happens. I live by an old code. Never run out a GRUB never outgrow about Zachariah or a way to get some kills. This is the way to to to Mike that come true never run out of grow a pair with Phil Dot Com check it out. Save some money and be prepared yeah alarm clock. He didn't WANNA go. WE'RE SETTING ON NINE T. L Seven on Saturday to yesterday if I'd had J. as a no the gun hand instead of nine would be sitting on twelve thirteen but cover not see many. I think he just gave me a compliment. I one ever team sure that'd be true because if they don't want Gotcha okay. I can't kill them like normal so they were spread out not notice. Somebody's when I'm not there you're killing percentage. Goes goes way down. You know why because you can't claim the ducks that I'm shooting outside does much better when the tail light on the water ball up and says it's not swimming. They're just sitting on the more simultaneous I have with you. I August you know what y'all don't hold water shooting actually four joke okay so you're killing nothing. We give them at fifteen yard. I'm shooting. I would cut off footer my barrel okay if it was allowable but but I'm shooting the open bore a blunder bell say so when I shoot shoot the trust me I patterned all the new guns chokes and the rain. I kept it was open board because hey you could see I could kill a humming bird thing. I'll say it's moving closer to you because Oh so we'll we'll. Saturday is spokes in the UNASHAMED PODCAST command center. Welcome good to be it and you know we start with that. Claiming ducts which you know cy was on the cover of one duckman video out of all the ones we did. I mean there awesome multiple pictures of our family but you are on one by yourself in the Tatler was the art of claiming ducks yeah that was fails. I did that blame your brother well. No no no. I understand what okay no not only is our to claim them okay. There's a art to kill them. Okay A to backup to climbing okay and I got an odd knew he had problems when while you were sleeping in the duck blind we put shales. Els filled with baby powder in your gun and you raised up and shot twice since will boys. I went to a Sensei you sell this White House. We had powder in your bullets and he's well. They must've been defective trigger. They followed the three men on his right and three van on his left. How good you have to kill ducts with baby powder. You're yes I'm Kinda. I tell them no matter what they do. The that's pretty good well. I was GONNA say one other thing that we went through the process you now. My daughter Goes Western winter public high school. You know we get they had these automated. Yom We'll have to explain this y'all because he put Mila allies will say it's like an automated phone system where the School Mak- recording and they'll push a button and it goes out to all the parents because there's like was there three thousand a lot over twenty yeah that one hundred students two and three thousand so they're like the school was on lockdown on my school a lot now. What are we talking about. You know like Tim. Light again down the message. Do not come get your kid the skills on lockdown so I guess the parrot go up the cone John. Find out there was two armed men you know at the school at Forest is one and oh there's another one and so my daughter you know goes to this process assist but you see this on TV and the school shootings how horrible they are but it was weird to to go through the process of what happens even even though this turned out without anybody being hurt except the two men that had the guns be employees thrown down on the ground and so when my daughter gets home 'cause they pretty much once they apprehended the two gas these students the now me it was one fifty year L. Fifty something year old and a twenty five year old man they had like guns on holsters with guns. They're walking around school campus. Your teacher told it went to a coach. This was the story I got you know said hey there's two guys with guns on your walking around. He's like no. I'm sure you're mistaken you know but she but but she just thought no. I know what I just saw. She briefly just solid glimpse. I'm like Goma building so she call the principal as a big school. You know so you just don't run over somewhere. She's like I think I just saw two two men with guns. So of course you know in this place you know there's we have people apple with guns every hundred yard somewhere so you know they got out there and got these guys down on the ground but from my daughter's perspective you know they're coming over the intercom schools schools a lot now. This is not a drill. This is not a drill you know men with guns are on the campus you know so basically when my daughter said that she she was in choir and the teacher took off because he's going to lock the doors and she's like five of the biggest guys in their classes like hundred fifty fifty kids in that in that CL- in the in the choir like they they started looking for weapons which which made me realize the natural instinct of people when you take all weapons away from you know inside a school aside and they say there's people guns here. Your instinct is to find some some sort of weapon and they got by the door. which is what the kids did so then? They're all whispering in all in She said that a couple of years ago the choir they had they learn the song about God something about mighty gone and she said one of the kids just started singing it and she got her phone out because then they they all started saying she said I the lights were on as she was getting her phone you know because they said that apprehended one or you know whatever but then they said the lights all went out and then like there's another two of them and so she video them singing this song and only let you listen to just a little bit of it but because you think about the setting everybody's choir bicycle. Komo dollar scam she we we had you know an hour talk about that. She was shaken shaken. Because you see this happen in your life isn't going to happen to us but it's hard for me to hear the young and the reason is Dr Much because it was pitch. Black dark in the school was totally quiet and you just I mean that's that's that's high school kids single now amount of Mike to Hairston upon about he knew ooh. I love when my daughter played that force on missing I. We just got tears in my eyes. I was like I said you know what I'm proud. I mean you know that she's like. I didn't know the song because she's a she was a freshman. They learned it. You know when she solved more now oh but she said I picked it up pretty quick but I thought that was your as bad as it is in our world and Baz these things happen for you know a group of young people a public high school to do that was very inspiration. Because what else can you do. We we've set them up to fail any. Yohan most places at at our places. They apprehended him now what they were exactly doing. There is is up for debate. You know they said they were bails. Bondsman and they were on a you know look for somebody then he had his cousin sister you know went to West Monroe there and they were going to check on her but the story it makes sense because my wife employs all these people that have come out of addictions and rough life and they knew one of them as soon as they heard nine. They're like Oh. He's up to no Get I was in Rehab within one this guy so you know they charged him. They arrested and charged him with whatever you can charge somebody breath for walking around with guns on a on a high school and it was kind of scary for everybody but it did make me think that what I've always said I think we need to teach those the principles of God when they when they took God out of a school they took those principles love principles is kind as patient doesn't envy doesn't rejoice an evil all all these things that kids need. They took that out and then when there's no body armed at a school and they get in there with a gun. You're just sitting. Ducks walks right. I think there should be you know. Two out of three teachers should go through a training program and they haven't gone somewhere and if that happens and you don't know who they are so I guess when you think about the Robertson's one of our trademarks of course is hair mostly beards what people think of us but also longer hair. I'm the one that's kind of a little more. You know style us but has died now other Mona because some some of my tunnel hunters said that ducks were seeing my white beard so I just took me some with that hair dye something like college. Well you need. I just Kinda did like this. Do that again ski so it's kind of a camouflage. It's a Spanish Moss so anyway so Harris kind of what we're known for We don't really think about hair loss. 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That is the source subject I think in our nation you know about you know gun control and I'm like well. We just not really the Gun Willie people control. That's what the problem is. It ain't gonNA trope angles stopping. That's right you got to control those that we'll buy gun and then go and do just what what we're talking about. Go somewhere like Walmart and just start shooting. People happens after all the smoke cleared. I don't think that was their intent but who knows I mean you know they. You know we're not very that schools not very far from the law enforcement headquarters I mean they descended on them. You know throughout his way throughout history mankind has turned on itself and it was a slaughterhouse throughout the Old Testament long before guns. John's were invented gunpowder was invented. There were no guns but there are weapons of war sharp Sticks Board Aisles Speier's Beers Sword Xerox. Do not murder that the tax number six the top ten do not murder. Evidently there was a murder problem fifteen hundred years before Jesus ever came to the earth so it's been going on. He must have been killing each other and Cain and Abel. The precise instant to us is not the issue. They say they're mentally ill. The Bible says some controlled by people. I think saw Tom Moore. I mean you've got our people with mental issues. I mean look I was driving down. Come and -til hunting this morning and I see some you know some reflection. 'cause you know we're always looking deer across the woods well yeah. I'm basically in between here and and and towns is yeah. I'm in would all and I see eyeballs and I'm down so but I'm like that looks like human so slow down now and this is a guy. There's not a vehicle anywhere around. He's he's on the side of the road. His his legs are in my in my lane and his head yeah there's toward the like he's throwing up whatever but he looked up and I just kind of slow down and Tho- what is going on here but but it just looked like the light was on but nobody was home and it was probably drug induced in this five four forty five in the morning I'll have I'll say it all. That was like a thousand mosquitoes around him. They were just just you know you don't walk around here for thirty in the morning in Asia the grass get out on your name for the here's to hurt you yeah but he just had a look in his eyes light well. We got some meth. You know meth places out you know they they get Outta town so the cops won't bother him so they come out place like this. They cook up the math so we see this traffic back and forth and we because we're hunting and four in the morning we're living in some dangerous times. That's why we go around including this podcast reminding people loving God and loving each other should not be a foreign concept is should be embraced and practice and we would be far better off any way you want to slice it. That's what I don't get about it and today's world worldwide after you looking at everything going on. You know we've tried it the world what common sense tells me high distraught. God's way love your fellow man and treat him as you would want to be treated that way what happened. I think that'd be a good move out about it and you know we're. GonNa protect ourselves. That's the missing link here. That's that's what happens. Sometimes Times is all Christians. Get out into the idea like well but you know turn the other cheek therefore we are. You know we do at Baidoa works as and just you know. Turn all our guns guns eum and just say you know. Come get us well. That's why you gotTa have you gotTa have both you. GotTa have the spiritual side. You know there's plenty of ours is the weapons we've what fight with or not the weapons of the world you know they demolished strongholds because they take captive thoughts the thoughts of people that's why you share. Jesus said you've you share these love principles. I think that should be mandatory for all schools. No doubt the name I don't have you don't have to say it came from the Bobble is just you have a course that you must take with Algebra geometry. It's called love and you get you take those principles. I think there's what fifteen of them in that section I corinthians thirteen and you can have guest speakers whoever you want but this is way as we function and as a society. This is the best case scenario at least were. They hear it. You know from all war walks a block. I don't know anybody that can unite almost principles. you know. I read that they they told me not to a spoke at a community of in an Indiana. I think I might have told you about that. It was honored to firefighters in the military leterrier but they said we don't want you to bring up the Bible because we're trying to appeal you know all people in some of those people may not be believers ause like okay sure so. I talked about the author which was my justification. You know I was like if I was in Y'all's line of work and there was a way to live forever. I'd WanNa know about it so almost share share with you what I believe in Jesus but I did that but then I quoted I corinthians thirteen. Love is kind. Love is patient. You know doesn't rejoice in Eve. He would always protects it always trust well then after that the line formed and you know we're taking pictures and talking to people and several people said where was that poem that you read. I said that was in the Bible. They were like that's the bobble yeah. That's I didn't know that so we thank everybody would know that but but it was multiple people and I thought that's why you should teach that. I won't go back you. You wouldn't tell her to principal an all night thing. Why would you pushed? Rescuers are in the Mike now. Why would hugh push the panic button of twenty five hundred parents saying okay. You know we've got people can put food guns. We'll we'll sell. They wanted to let us and they WanNa let us know what you do. Call traffic jam ever was don't come here but you've already tell uh. Of course they're gonNA see then. The next message was now. Come get your kills like one thirty now this. This is kind of funny. It's it's really not. It's really not but I'm GONNA. Tell Okay what happened. macy's said the media of course out there filming you know of course you gotTa. Memory Louisiana around noon. It's a hundred degrees in September number and they're just like trying to get the shots. Miss it the lines I mean there's thousands of kids here and then there's thousand the parents come in to get him and his hot and she said about twenty minutes of the film and she hears a Ruckus. You know hear sirens and their they walked out with the anchor of the news team. She's had a heat stroke in the parking lot. MRIs like we're literally walking over the media to pick up are stepping over him because because when she came man I was like wow that go and she's like Oh. It's okay you know but look welcome to our so. That's why I'm saying okay. This is no brainer ditches one. This is one of the thank you do not do calls worldwide around whack on. That's what happened why it was worldwide banning think the media since you know they have responsibility in this too. I know people gotTa Adam no and you've got to communicate but somehow another this is so in our technology. You Know Technology Twenty four hour cycle world where they run the same thing. It's like it it people you know especially the those that have mental issues. It entices them to do this this kind of stuff. It does 'cause all this. I think they got a responsibility to report what happened but don't make it so. It's somehow trying on a sensation yeah. You've got to go with okay. The military's gotTa turn Michael Kidney to know okay yeah at the time. This is going on the parents. Don't need to note yes you start panic right arrive in charge hamlet and then after all clear then in a calm and controlled fashion on the and let it and say now you can come get your train has been neutralized. It is funny here inside talk about control. I it is the most out of control person they get to our exit so a lot of viewers may not and people may not realize this but jas ace is named after use and well and there's a lot of head butting. I've wondered about that and we get along great so so how about that so so how did how did your second son come to be named after your younger brother. Well you real back about. How do you you Jay Fifty. Thanks turn onto one hundred. I'm baiting up a chart line catching catfish. This is a really sad story out in the middle of the Red River over there and I'm beaten up my line and I see a vehicle pull up on the bank bluff over there and size at hey he said Miss Kay's having that baby talking about Jase and I was Bateman eight more hooked up. I said we will do about it and he said well. This is what you want to name him name. After you and I just kept baiting my landside I saw him side and sideway leaving well he said now we're getting somewhere. Silence name will go on forever so where for cash and this was pre diesel right yeah. This is nine hundred sixty nine yeah. Jesus so so sad was your purpose in going was to get that I guess right and kite. 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We we run a lot of businesses so we want to know about this in and you get that by net sweet dot com slash bill. Check it out so we've been we've been kind of on meandering our way through genesis exodus and so where we've gotten to the point of the ten plagues Moses of course has come back to Egypt his his triumph but returned because it had been there as a younger man n- is eighty years old. He comes back him mm-hmm He's got a few tricks. Leave literally guys giving him two three miraculous is to try to convince the Faeroe to give up the the slave labor. These guys that with the Hebrew people doesn't work magicians. Are you know recreating some of it so he's so we'll go through ten place which is where we left off last time and they all had an impact the plagues did but every time and they got worse as they went along what happens is you know. Phero. Oh seems to become more entrenched with everything that happens. You know you kind of get this idea that we didn't up at this last time but it starts out by saying your favorite harden his heart and then after after you get about halfway through the plagues it says God harden is which a lot of people have made. I think too much out of that. What's happening is every time something happens now that God's trying to show this guy something he he just gets more hardened which is interesting because you think he would be going the other direction but I think you see that another versus were God allows the right so you can come to your senses like the person you know? Livan complete in contrast to God's will but claiming to be in Jesus the situation whereas I created and you talked to this person because they're it's one thing uh to be on the world nenet addresses that he's like. I'm not talking about you. Don't associate with people out in the world. Who Do those things and we get that? Jesus spent most of his time around people doing some very bad things. The difference is when you say Allah Jesus and you're just living openly and in rejoicing and evil. They're like now. There needs to be a confrontation in this particular case. I don't think course he couldn't have known anything anything about Jesus. At this point zero. Oh Testament you say everything Jesus at this point is hidden to be revealed way and in the future right but you could make a comparison Kim Jong from North Korea the Iranian leadership they they they're they're up to mischief and spreading terrorism worldwide both of them slaughtered their own people in prison in their people put in these gulags and you look leaders like that and we try to work with them and then we kind of make threats you know and you know you just want them off. The face of the earth I guess with we got at the power and they don't have enough of it but it goes back and forth. We're trying to then. We'll sanction them and we're. We're trying to punish them to say come on. I just joined the world community quit candidate John. You're trying to convince them to do the right thing. It's a good comparison with payroll. You know it's a good point. I hadn't thought about that. You're trying to commence people to do the right thing. Basically these people are here. They are hard hearted hard artists Kim Jong Hoon these Iranian leadership. They are hauled sometime my the point is you gotta retail level of being so hard hearted where you finally just look around and say what am I doing that. That's right which happens rarely but that's the only way at some point. This type thing happens in modern modern times out. That's a very good point. They come to their senses right. Okay I said of. Just you know how long I'm I GONNA do this. Evil I mean they. I know deep down yeah. It's not there is no fear of God and Kim Jong Hoon or the Iranian leadership in my opinion but not the God the Bible. It doesn't seem to be at all. You're exactly right. That's the thing that gets me about. When you start reading about all these plagues okay like you talking about you would figure after after two or three of them? It would get as tensions. I woke now because if you see I've seen something like that in Alabama about the Katie ever twelve to fourteen years they have a mass they come out of the ground by the Megan's okay and when when you see something in that number okay it gets your tension look like a like a pass doc on so many did it take to get him turned around now very rolled in the tenth one well the the last couple well which is what we talked about last time sort it started to get into the psyche of the people because one was darkness. I mean just hand in front of your face. It's black darkness. This is no light no light not all and so that that started to break them down and then we get to number ten and he was called. The plague of the firstborn is born. This was an awful night and you talked about this a good point with your sometimes we see this and leadership even in today's world. Some people will only be changed when they're driven to their knees. Jeez I mean into submission. Whether this last play basically the angel of death was what he was called he swept across this whole country in every firstborn in every family and every animal family they up dead and you gotta remember. Instantan- all all of these people under a system of natural law. They were all dead and their sands right all of them but there was no Jesus. This was not on the same page. This is far far before the good news of Jesus every these people are just making their own way without without God and without with without any what's the word without any goodness in them while they worship the sun. You know running. It hasn't been that long after after the flood and we talked about no one all of that you're there every thought was able. They sit residue of after they came back right. You say there's a lot of evil and wickedness and world at this point so here saw a principal comes about as a result of this and this is this is something that comes forward and you mentioned men to go dead because Jesus this is not you know we're only seeing little prophecies kind of looking ahead and track the sun. we saw genesis. Three zero doesn't have the heat. I hadn't heard the news. Yano the know it all but here's what happens in the Hebrew part of this of Egypt. They were told to do something specifically that would spare them from losing their first born both in their animals and their in their family they were told to take a lamb and to sacrifice it and then can you know take it inside and you take the blood from the lamp and you put it on every door post of every family in it was called the Passover in this principle. Come all all the way forward to death would see the blessed he the blood and he would pass over. Passover all those those people so the Israelites lost no one no no animals growl workers being laid for the coming savior way in the future. What timeframe are we are before Jesus here. We're we're about out fifteen hundred years before and so basically we're seeing this first little glimpse of we call it that we've kind of labeled at the Crimson Gospel. Ask the idea that even throughout Israelite history there were these look ahead these the Hebrew writer shadows copies a glimpse of what was to come because when you get in the New Testament you remember John the Baptist in John. One when he shows up he looked is in verse twenty nine says the next day John saw Jesus coming toward it now they're cousins but you know he sees him walkin towards him and he says look the lamb of God who takes away away the sins of the world so he was the first one to actually say that's him the guy we've been looking for all the prophecies of the Messiah everything any called in the lamb of God which which goes back to this principle of the Passover builders laid down fifteen hundred years earlier exactly and the idea was is that they would always remember that there was grace there was an opportunity for grace and it came about because a belief in Kenya about because if I look can you imagine the bow doesn't say anybody did it so I'm sure it seemed like everybody was one hundred percent on their. What am I said you know. Oh thank we loesch first of all. That's exactly right now. I don't know that anybody did we. Don't read a body anybody doing it so I assume they didn't but it just was a matter of. Do you believe that night is caused if some I said to heck with that. He may be right right. I don't know but it's it's that's what faith can do. I mean there's there's is laid out. Here's what's going to happen. In then you can make a decision to obey or or not obey me on Sire walkin testimonies of that. We're so hard headed if somebody you know because I've said this is what we need to go. We we can't agree. I mean you just saw little. I'm just saying I'm positive some people said now. I'll look at it and I'll tell people all the time when I'm out. I'm living proof that there is a gun almighty and with that I didn't go to college for six years and take drama class and all these actress courses and all that God gave us a TV show for crying out loud and always wanted to stars in an take you yes so look you got no argue. I've agree with you more today I ever down. We're pretty well rooted uh-huh well. You're right and I think and by the way I hear this everywhere. I go. I speak I'm still speaking around the country and everybody loves different. The family family as a whole has a special place in their heart and so I I think you're right. I think God knew right 'cause always say that when I'm telling the story about a always say that size spent twenty almost twenty five years in the military and so just head but I I one time I said all this how many CEO's when you say twenty five twenty three twenty three and how many of them knew what they were down. Look out of the twenty three officers did I served under twenty. One of them tried to put me in jail. I wondering why it actually we're pretty good. Guy Robert Onto. They evolve good well. They WANNA put me in jail probably in reality the two that you though all right they needed to be being locked up and the twenty one of them were right so I always say when I tell that and and everybody lasts always and that's how hard edits I isn't isn't everybody lasted. I I watched the show but then always tell him but has his his heart his head is is hard but it is hard to soft in his soft to to Christ in that's what shaped him and change him and that's what a land to be a big star and do what he does so this idea of the Passover comes Ford and this isn't this another Texan. I five seven for Christ. Our Passover lamb has been sacrificed so you see all throughout the New Testament Yup that that really really it is Christ even back then it was still pointing forward and that's why when you get to Hebrews Eleven. He's talked about this last days that together with us they would be made perfect all throughout history. It's always pointed to cross that was going to be the saving grace for all people and so we see this even way back then that's that's why people say why. Mr The old testament you know it's just old stories and wow would that matter but you gotTa know where you gotTa know. Foundation of crawls not only did it go to the present those who are putting their faith in Jesus which wasn't a lot it went futuristic us but also went in the past. It was all those it's hard to trust. God and to you know what he said to put. Put some blood on the door post. Do you realize how difficult it would be to institute route the Passover lamb that far in advance of Jesus airpace overlap. Do you realize how difficult that that would be for that to matchup like did it's. It's wasn't there's one reason I believe on the world. Could Forty people have gotten together in this story after story and they're all relevant and looking in the future new board. Was this ever laid out in advance but he he did it all based on the fact that he wanted to be with people. You know the whole deal in exodus he was he said I wanna I wanna I'm GonNa. Bring you to me. I mean how many times is that phrase in there. I notice it just read through the book I mean. That was the overall ride press. We all look at the journey knee. He thinks you're going from point A. TO POINT B. They're being oppressed. God doesn't like anybody being oppressed much less as chosen people but he was basically saying. I'm bringing you to me. I WanNa live with people so when you get to Jesus is the same principle he's bringing humanity all of humanity now not just just the Jews. All humanity can come to me through Jesus as path overlap but here's which is awesome. Here's some that'll blow your mind so oh. We're looking at this from the gypsum standpoint they're holding on. They won't let go so this breaks them by the way the infant. He's like get out here. Take whatever you long so they go and they literally plundered Egypt. The people is giving them stuff to leave their like. We don't want you here cause. You're you're the sign of death. Everybody's I get out. Take our goal. Whatever so imagine it flip it now and look at it from the Israeli perspective. You've seen all these plagues. That didn't affect you you you plundered lender country without war basically just laughed because of what God did to you miraculously cross the Red Sea. I mean literally water walls of water on Bo oh says and then the water drowns the Egyptian army cause fatal had one last change of heart tried to get him one last time God echo you see all that a- and within months there murmuring they're complaining and they say they want to go back to Egypt back to slavery elise there. We had some LEEKS onions out here. In the middle of the desert human nature is that not incredible. I mean just a few months removed from these always miraculously amazing things and you're willing to go back under slavery instead of believed that God has a path so that's what happened and so for forty a year guys that you know what you're going to wander around out here until this generation data on a you're GONNA go. You're not going to the promised land that that I have laid out that we've Tom for three hundred years old. You're not gonNA sit. That's how disgusted he got with them. Do a lot of processes neal was sad as you. Kinda hear that same story sometime in some of these churches right. I hear these stories and they're like you know. Just nothing's going to change here for the positive until some of these people die I mean I've heard people say that they're they're like they're so headstrong and you kinda cringe woodhead wrong yeah but they're like you know. We're just waiting on him to die. I'm like that's sad unfortunately the whole umbrella of Christianity with all the various splintering and dividing and divisiveness all how you add it all up and you say no wonder and many cases when the world looks at all that they say that's the last thing I want to get hooked up with yeah so now you can't blame I've always said there's a lot of things about religion that unless and the evil one works in the what's that Second Corinthians eleven where it says the the evil and masquerades as an angel of light because when you put forth yourself as Jesus getting back to what yeah back to what I was santer earlier when someone claims to be a disciple of Jesus and they live the exact opposite out there in the world. That's basically the worst thing you can do. You think about it because you're saying Oh yeah I love Jesus in your in your actions. You're being so hypocritical that people just make them also many out that we convert they turn to Jesus Jesus. They're they're. They've lost their house. They've lost their mate. The mates gone then they've lost their house. They're lost the vehicle. They've lost their driver licence in order to drive vehicle if they had one and you say and they're all foot and they're real the Rehab and you're you've ended up with nothing. They'll come to Jesus many of of them you say three or four months where it for that one we what happened to her what APP Damn and you look and they're right back out there again with the same old group getting high getting drunk and getting laid back into slavery slavery but it's a different. It's a different advertising got thinking God's GonNa. Take care of all your problems in a magic show. We're on a magic potion that now you're GonNa have this blissful off when in fact fight Jesus said Yoon follow me. Bring your bring your own cross up. You Look at mine but bring your own 'cause you're. GonNa need it so he was saying and it is GONNA be suffering. It all comes back down to faith out. It does so next time we get together. We'll we'll talk about what that look like because God had something really really awesome awesome plan for his people and so to see their hearts and what led him to is really sad next time we'll talk about law because the law gets introduced during this the process on Mount Sinai in that has another huge implication. The Passover is a great implication of Christ in faith. The law is going to have a whole nother implication now he's GonNa gonNA write it all down on how to operate exactly and then people will trust that will become a huge issue so good talk about that next time Unashamed Pike Sa Sa. It's always good to have you in the name. All thanks for naming Mesa Syria just kidding well. They bid side. We've had like an intervention is a bonding and blessed. That's what what happens. In the command center lane you talk into the microphone. Some of our scientists have finally I said well okay. 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NPR News: 04-30-2020 10AM ET
"Live from NPR news. I'm Korva Coleman. Stocks opened lower this morning after the Labor Department reported another three point. Eight million people filed for unemployment last week. Npr's Scott horsely reports. The Dow Jones industrials fell more than three hundred points in the opening minutes of trading. All the major stock indexes were down reversing. Some of Wednesday's gains over the last six weeks when the corona virus began its assault on the job market than thirty million people filed for unemployment. That's nearly one out of every five people who had job back in February jobless applications last week word down from the week before but still extremely high by historical Standards Federal Reserve chairman. Jerome Powell says even as stay at home. Orders are relaxed. Consumer spending is not likely to rebound until people feel more confident that the pandemic is behind them. Congress has authorized expanded unemployment benefits. Six hundred dollars a week. Those benefits are set to expire at the end of July Scott horsely. Npr News Washington. The White House guidelines on social distancing are supposed to lapse today president. Trump says they won't be renewed nearly half of. Us states are starting to slowly reopen their economies researchers. Say they've developed new antigen tests as a way to screen for the corona virus. These tests are less expensive and very fast to us. Businesses could use them to test workers every day to make sure people can come to work safely but NPR's Rob Stein says. Some experts are skeptical because antigen tests for other illnesses. Have come up with false negatives. They're doing the studies to prove their tests would be reliable and could match those fancy genetic tests or maybe the test could be used to screen people and then get confirmed by other tests. So they're gonNA do a lot more research and hopefully show just how well these tests work and how reliable they are. Npr's Rob Stein reporting a federal. Judge has unsealed four pages of FBI documents related to the case against former trump national security adviser. Michael Flynn as NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. Flynn pleaded guilty in two thousand seventeen to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia but since accused the government of misconduct the documents date to January twenty seventeen in appear to show an internal F. B. I. Debate about how to handle the Flynn case that includes how agents should approach the FBI's interview with Flynn and what to do if he lied to them. One handwritten note raises the question of what the FBI goal in. The interview should be and says quote truth slash admission or to get him to lie so we can prosecute him or get him fired. The documents were provided to Flynn's legal team has a review of the case ordered by attorney. General William Bar Flynn's lawyers say they bolstered their claims of government misconduct and the FBI said up to frame Flynn. The federal judge presiding over. Flint's case will have to decide the issue. He has rejected previous arguments from flint. Team of government misconduct Ryan Lucas. Npr News Washington on Wall Street. The Dow was down one hundred ninety. Seven points this is NPR officials with the Navajo nation. Say They are extending their weekend. Curfews as the tribe works to slow the spread of the Corona Virus Navajo nation. Health officials report. Nearly two thousand people have been diagnosed with the virus on tribal land. Sixty two people have died of cove. Nineteen this weekend curfew will last until Monday morning the Navajo Nation. Says it will call another curfew next weekend to starting may eleventh. The British government has made captain Tom Moore who raised more than thirty six million dollars for national health workers and honorary colonel. Npr's Frank Langfitt reports. Today is his one hundredth birthday. Moore's been one of the few feel good stories of the pandemic here walking laps in his garden to raise money for the country's beleaguered health workers. More also collaborated with British singer. Michael Ball for this version of. You'll never walk alone from the musical carousel fuel. Cova nineteen deaths whole here has passed. Twenty six thousand. The second worst in Europe behind Italy many criticized Prime Minister Boris Johnson for failing to lock down the country sooner opposition Labor Party leader cure starmer called the country's death toll quote truly dreadful. Frank Langfitt. Npr News a report on new data from the Federal Bureau of prisons suggests the overwhelming majority of federal prisoners have been infected with the corona virus the Associated Press sites data from the agency that show out of two thousand seven hundred virus tests performed on federal prisoners. Two thousand of those tests were positive. I'm KORVA COLEMAN NPR news.
The Evening Briefing: Tuesday, February 2
"Hello i'm chris. Price with the briefing from the telegraph. It's tuesday february. The second and ten. Tom moore has died at the age of one hundred. He was the second world war veteran. Who became britain's national hero. Captain subtle moore has died at the age of one hundred after a battle with covid nineteen and pneumonia. He inspired the nation when he decided to raise money for the nhs by walking one hundred laps of his garden before his one hundredth birthday. He only aimed to raise a thousand pounds but ended up securing more than thirty two million his death at bedford hospital. Where he was admitted on sunday sparked an outpouring of national grief at lifelock has details of the host of tributes including from the queen captain saddam's rise to fame saw him become a symbol of hope in the pandemic and he also became the oldest person to have a number one single when he topped the charts singing. You'll never walk alone with michael ball. Chief reporter robert mandic reconstructs how captain saotome captured our hearts in the hardest of times and you can also read his telegraph obituary. You may have had a swab in your front garden today. Door-to-door testing trying to contain the south african variant of nineteen has got underway but there are fears the kent variant is mutating to mimic the south african strain. You can see a map of where there are known cases and to the funder lyon has refused to apologize for the covid vaccines row. You'll remember it led to brussels threatening a heart boorda on the island of ireland. The by european commission president domenici only be judged when her tone of office is james. Crisp analyzes. washy won't resign. And why there's little political appetite for her to go along with all of that you can read about the tragedy of dustin diamond. The child star. Who couldn't leave screech behind after his untimely death at the age of forty. Four and michael. Vaughan meets joe. Route ahead of the england captain's one hundred test match this week. If you've got some whatsapp send you those links now. Podcast listeners links in the show notes and for those of you on smart speaker. You'll find everything on telegraph g k. That's it you're up-to-date danny will have your next briefing.
The Evening Briefing: Friday July 17
"Evening I'm Chris Price with the briefing from the Telegraph it's Friday. July seventeenth from Boris Johnson's hoping full normality by November. Back at the familiar lecter and in Downing Street. The Prime Minister set out his roadmap to end lockdown, Boris, Johnson said it's strong and sincere that social distancing we'll be able to come to an end by November in time for Christmas, he revealed that from August. The first be up to individual businesses to decide whether stuff can return to the workplace. He also unveiled sweeping new powers for local authorities to impose local lockdowns and fans will be allowed back into sports stadiums from October committed Tommy analyzes how Mr Johnson was channeling his inner center with the announcements. The picture wasn't quite soap to mystic from professor. Chris Witty. England's chief medical officer told 'em piece today. The Tillman Nineteen Covid, nineteen from the UK is quite optimistic and with the paycheck constantly changing it can be hard to keep up to speed with the latest changes in the rules. You can read a summary of how the look down restrictions changing. Of course, the Prime Minister's speech had been trailed heavily earlier this week, but the surprise news tonight was that Princess Beatrice got married this morning in a private ceremony at Windsor Castle she taught the not with at what Pelley Mosey in front of around twenty guests, including the Queen that Jacob Edinburgh and the Duke of York, you remember the couple heads postpone their lodge planned wedding due to the COVID, nineteen pandemic, and is believed to be the first time Prince. Andrew's been with the Queen and Prince Philip since the arrest of Gillan Maxwell and the revival, the Epstein Scandal. And indeed it's been a busy day for the Queen. As she carried out her first face-to-face royal engagement with a member of the public since March, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, she knighted captain so Tom Moore of course captain, so tom raised more than thirty two million pounds for the NHS by walking hundred laps of his garden. You can watch the ceremony and find out what Her Majesty in the hundred year old veteran talked about. Along with that, you can read about the death of the jumbo jet as British, Airways retires its entire seven four seven fleet with immediate effect, and to not you can watch the ceremony of the London Twenty Twelve Olympic Games once again on BBC One. Cat Brown recalls the joy madness of taking part. If you're listening on WHATSAPP MESSENGER those links now. If you're listening on spotify apple whether you get your poke us to fund them in the show notes that it you're up to date will have you next briefing on Monday morning.
WWII veteran receives 125,000 birthday cards: God uses us as we are, not as we wish to be
"You're listening to a bonus episode of the daily Article podcast presented by the Denison Forum and featuring Dr Jim Denison. I am Jim Denison with Denison form. And this is the daily article special edition for April. Twenty Ninth Twenty Twenty captain. Tom Moore is a British World War Two veteran. He recently raised more than thirty six million dollars for the National Health Service by completing laps of his garden with the help of a Walker people tuned in online from around the globe to watch his progress and support his costs. Captain More Turns. One hundred Thursday in response. Well-wishers have sent him more than one hundred and twenty-five thousand birthday cards James Hogson. Who's the headmaster of the nearby Bedford? School in central England has taken on the Gargantuan task of opening in displaying the cards. He says it's the most amazing outpouring of love for a great man. The floor of a school has become a sea of goodwill wishes. Volunteers spent hours reading them over the last week. Hogson says we've had cards from around the world not just the UK we've had cards from two year olds and we've had cards from ninety. Two year olds. The plan is to display as many as possible and send captain more a photo of the results. One hand-drawn card from eleven year old Rebecca in South Wales. Read to my hero. Thank you for all you have done. You will help a lot of people with the money you have raised. I'm sure captain more remembers the days when he was spry in youthful. He probably thought as young soldier that has deployment during World War. Two was his greatest service to his country but his commitment decades later to help those in need has made him a global hero. We can learn a lesson here. God's people never retire. Motza served the Lord until his death at the age of one hundred and twenty even at that time according to Ronnie thirty four seven. His I was undimmed and his vigor unabated. John was an elderly man. When he received the revelation on Patmos Caleb was eighty five years old when he testified in Joshua fourteen eleven. I am still a strong today. As was the day that Moses sent me my strength now is as my strength was then for war and for going and coming as a result it could say in verse twelve. Now give me this hill country of which the Lord spoke on that day for you heard on that day. How the Anna Kim were there with great fortified cities it may be that the Lord will be with me and I shall drive them out just as the Lord said God uses us as we are not as we wish we were. He used Jacob despite his duplicitous character as we see in Genesis. Twenty seven used Moses. Despite his speech difficulties as we see an exodus fourteen and Erin despite his fear of the people as we find an exodus thirty two. He used Paul despite his persecution of Christians. John Marks role in the early church is an especially interesting example. We know that the first Christians met in his family's home. We find that an twelve twelve. He joined Paul and Barnabus on their first missionary journey and x thirteen. Five but verse thirteen says that he soon deserted them as a result. Paul refused to bring him on his second missionary journey but his cousin. Barnabus refused to give up on him years later. Mark became one of what Paul called his fellow. Workers Philemon Twenty four at the end of his life. The Apostle called mark very useful to me for ministry. That's in Second Timothy. Four eleven marks reconciliation with. Paul may have come through the young men's relationship with Peter who in First Peter. Five thirteen called him. My son early tradition states. That Mark wrote the Gospel bearing his name and based his work largely on Peter's testimony brother Keith Nelson of the Society of Saint John. The evangelist in Boston wrote these words. Jesus opens us to receive his piece in the midst of our flaws. Not Inspite of them. We hold the Treasurer of Christ peace in clay jars as grateful centers. One of our fears during this pandemic is that we're too limited and finite to do what needs to be done. We can't find a vaccine or effective therapy. We can't revive the economy or comfort. All those who were dying and their loved ones. But God has a purpose for you and me. In these days that is uniquely aligned with us he knows our spiritual gifts are abilities passions limitations and temptations. He knows what he can do with us. If we are fully his and he wants to use us in ways we cannot imagine so. Would you take a moment? Right now to pray. Tell the Lord that you want him to use your life fully ask him to empower you to equip you had mold you and make you his instrument for kingdom purposes. Then ask him to lead you to the service uniquely intends for you paraphrase. This prayer of the Prophet. Oh Lord you are my father. I am the clay and you are my potter. I am the work of your hands. Now trust him to mold and use your clay for his greatest. Glory and our greatest. Good John Wesley. Noted one of the principal rules of religion is to lose no occasion of serving God and since he is invisible to our eyes we are to serve him in our neighbor which he receives as if done to himself in person standing visibly before us. Which of your neighbors will you serve today? Thank you for listening to this. Bonus episode of the daily Article podcast presented by the Denison Forum to join us in building a movement of culture. Changing Christians subscribe to the daily Article Email newsletter at the daily Article Dot Com.