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Strong winds fuel wildfire in Southern California
"Southern california. Millions are under a red flag warnings. Tonight a forecast for more high winds keeping the fire. Danger high as firefighters tried to contain a blaze that forced tens of thousands to evacuate. Steve patterson is there blasted by surging. Winds gust up to seventy five miles an hour and a landscape of bone. Dry fuel southern california bonfire chewed through thousands of acres forcing residents to race columns of flames raining down a hail of embers saw these flames come out from behind a ridge and they must have been like fifty one hundred feet tall. The fire started at home then spreading forcing more than twenty five thousand two evacuated injuring. Two firefighters i'm alive. Gene page barely escaped as the flames ripped into her yard nearly torching her hillside home. I was terrified. I cried all last night. I i was 'cause you're never gonna get back what you put into as the fire spread win grounded critical air support. It's the latest in a brutal year of historic california wildfires. more than four million acres scorched. So far we have santa ana conditions in high wind conditions. That are promoting really big fast-spreading spreading fire events tonight. Nearly eleven million under red flag warnings with the threat expected into the weekend. The latest leg of an allergy round fire season keeping residents locked in. Unending worry
Amazon Makes Mac Commitment, Opening Door to Apple Developers
"Aws announced at its reinvent conference support for the mac mini to its clout the two mac. Instances are now generally available and mainly for developers who want cloud based build and testing environments for their mac and iowa's apps the hardware doesn't support the m one mac minis yet only intel's i seven machines with six physical and twelve logical cores and thirty two gigs of memory. But the ws team tells techcrunch that emlyn support will happen within the first half of two thousand twenty one aws also announced aws train. Its next gen. Custom chip the trains machine learning models. Aws says the train eum has higher performance than any of its competitors in the cloud with support for tensor flow pie torch and mx net available as ec. Two instances and inside amazon's machine learning platform sage maker
Ex CS:GO Source 2 Developer opens up on “toxic” culture of Valve employees
"And this is in regards to see us go source to nonetheless now source to is as mythical beast that we've heard about for years that one day it will be out one day it will be released and we'll be able to enjoy it. No one really knows what it is but we all know. We'll see it like when you see you'll know it but no one really knows i can't even if you ask people what source too is they'll be like well it's it's like a ui change. Oh no it's a whole graphics. Update no no. It's it's this. it's all new servers. It's all we'll get one hundred twenty four tick- and that's the bob league. No one really knows what this is but an ex go develop our dev. I should say. Richard geld trick is how i'm going to say his name. He he Spoke out over the week on his tweets and said that the development of source to for ceus go is one of the most toxic work cultures at valve or in general that he has ever been a part of first off he started off right right off the bat that source to has been in development for ten years. That sounds about right since they've been working on half life three. Roughly didn't see us go. Just celebrate what it's old oldest see us go. Cs just celebrated its twentieth year. Yeah it's like six seven years old maybe around there so how source to in development half the lifespan of counterstrike. Who knows all i know is riots and blizzard or back. They're saying thank god. thank god. we're not alone like you're doing some stuff to we knew no word perfect so i just know that. That's probably the excitement coming from the other side of the aisle. Riots say like please be a sexual assault salt charge please. Because that's the thing to see. All he said was it was super toxic. A lot of outside deb's don't even wanna work with alvin more because of just how toxic it was But he never went into he never he just gave you like a taste. He didn't give you the dish. It was all just appetizers. He never said exactly what made it toxic. And everyone's like all right. I just saying it headset to care why it just did it just did i wouldn't recommend it. Yeah i get a one star on glassdoor or something. Now i mean. Yeah i mean okay again. Thanks you know shirt. Like i need information for it two or either what this could lead to other people may be coming out and speaking on it giving detail their stories or whatever but and until there's more info just do we care. Do we care. I mean i guess it depends on what the issue sure if gave in was like putting dog leashes on his employees. I guess that's a different story than just. Did he yell at you. Did he hurt you feelings right site. Did he read. I you or was it worse. Is it your job to wipe off his his ass sweat from his workout ball. He sits on instead of a chair. Like was that your your turn to clean it one day or like what. What is the deal here like. Talk the word. Toxic has turned into a all of just a situation. You thought they were meaning. So i don't know i need. I need dietz. I need the defeats to really know. If i should be grabbing my torch in pitchfork on valve right now yeah like move this to the story section. We just need more Right like right now. Just somebody complaining about his job.
The fight over gig worker status is going national
"Buber lift scored a big victory in california with proposition. Twenty two which shared that its drivers will remain classified as independent contractors taking the national. But is that a good thing. Roger chang and this is your daily charge as derek carr. Who covers the gig. Economy copies for cnn has been all over the story for the last year welcomed their hi. How's it going good. Well thanks for joining us so to properly set the scene for a listeners. Because everyone is date on california politics. Give us a quick refresher of what Twenty two is and what is going to do. Now that it's become law in california right so prop twenty. Two is a ballot measure that was authored and sponsored by five gig. Economy companies uber left. Door dash instacart postmates and it was a response to a law that california passed a year ago that would essentially make gig workers employees and so rather than comply with that law. The companies put forward the notion basically sidesteps that law would do uber lift and these other gay copies say is their argument for why they should be exempt from that earlier. California law. yeah. There's a bunch of reasons that they give One of them is that they can apply to them that their technology companies the on. They're not massive employers. A another one is they say their drivers in the gig. Workers don't wanna be employees so they're advocating on behalf of those people Another reason is that this making their drivers. Employees could really adversely affect the company's financial prospects. Which currently aren't good. Doordash uber lift aren't profitable and instacart has shown some profitability. But it's it's minimal you. What are the drivers. Say about this. You know it's all over the map and it's actually. It's pretty hard to get a clear answer. There hasn't been any Widespread unbiased polling of drivers so most of the surveys polls that we get had been funded by the companies and those that are independent. Don't tend to be scientifically based like they don't have the the methodology that you need a scientific poll. So you know. The driver's that wanted to be employees are very vocal. They're the ones who helped get the california law passed. They hold protests they have all sorts of networks on social media and a a strong presence on twitter and they really the driving force behind the the california law but uber left. Were very savvy in their messaging during the campaign put out all sorts of paid for studies and advertising by divers saying that they really don't wanna be pleased so as a common person. It's really hard to get a gauge. On what the answer is to that question. Yeah i've got a lot of friends and family who who live in california from there to talk to them about it just to get the pulse and most of them ended up voting for up to a lot of it was because they thought that was the that was the decision to make when you want to support drivers so the messaging alice clear. The these companies spent a fortune on the messaging for this effective because folk clearly thought they were helping drivers out when they were voting for To let's talk about your story. And the fact that even before the elections last november months before these companies were gearing up for a campaign to basically take this national. What what did you find right so this this kind of flew under the radar for quite a while because so much. Attention has been focused on california and california's kind of been seen as the template are like bellwether. What will happen nationwide. It's the fifth biggest economy in the world. You know what happens here can lay the groundwork for what happens the rest of the us but the companies were already thinking ahead Whether they win in california are not and had started to lay groundwork in other states. They are speaking with lawmakers and governors in various states. The companies won't Specify which states are working with but there's indications that they may be in talks with new york and maybe an illinois so it's Done a bunch of work along that front They've been emailing drivers in various states asking them to support their campaign. They have written white papers. They've done national polls to see what people think about keeping divers classified as independent contractors and then they kind of came public with this in march when the uber ceo wrote a letter to president. Donald trump laying out This plan for what she calls the third way it yet chuckled about the third way. Whigs xactly is this. Yes so the third way the way the companies say spin. It is that you know. Our labor laws are over one hundred years old. And there's it's time for an upgrade and this it's a classification of worker that is neither independent contractor nor employees so it's kind of a mix of the two It's those workers that just wanna work. Maybe one or two hours a week and not have to speak to a boss. But they shouldn't they won't get the same types of benefits. Employees have like healthcare sick leave. -cation time minimum wage guarantees all of that so essentially what was on twitter. The right yeah route. Twenty two is is one hundred percent this third way and what prop twenty two offers is it offers a an earnings guarantee that the company say is twenty one dollars per hour but a lot of economists thank after expenses are taken out and if the the amount of time drivers are working is really crunched that they're not going to be making minimum wage. So there's still a lot of discourse around us whether it's going to be good for drivers going national. It's obviously a much bigger deal than just doing this. Focusing on one. St in california they spent Ross or two hundred million dollars on five hundred five million dollars on pro-trade to go national. It's a much bigger deal. Tuggle that about the incoming president elect joe biden and vice president-elect come harris what their positions were appropriate to in just how much Sep of this take will be with incoming white house administration herber and left. The trump white house was very favorable to their position. The department of labor seemed to be heading in the way of saying gig. Workers should be cost-wise independent contractors and the biden win really throws that in a tailspin both biden and harris came out against prop twenty two. They said it on twitter. They urged voters to vote. No on prop twenty two saying decimated workers rights and they have released their plan for workers on their website called empower workers that has a whole section around gig workers and saying that they're being mis classified as independent contractors. So you know depending on how things go. The federal government could place a damper on uber lifts. Plance it's interesting. That harris take that steph. When she's from the valley she's i know she's you wrote about how comfortable she's got in terms of the relationships with silicon valley companies is that is that a surprise that just because democrat. That's democrats role with these In this position you know. I can't i can't speak for her. But this definitely workers rights has been a f- campaign point that bernie sanders and elizabeth. Warren have ran on ams. I think progressives were really hoping harris would and biden take that same torch and they definitely have and it is with harris particularly interesting because her brother in law who worked under the obama administration the head lawyer for uber and has been the kind of voice piece for keeping gig workers classified as independent contractors. And there's there's more That he will be getting a position in the biden harris white house. So you know things things could really be up in the air It's it's going to be really interesting to see how things play out over. The next few months desperately in federal route doesn't go their way. You've already started that. They're talking about other states. Do you think that the go state by state or is that zone strategy that spread themselves too thin. Yeah the experts. I spoke to kind of All over the map on that they the state by state. Now there's fifty states that's a lotta work. They had two hundred million into the california campaign. I mean theoretically not every state is gonna be as difficult as california highly progressive state. That's like berry union strong but other people say you know the state by state way is the only way they're really going to be able to get a handle on this
Diamond Jim Moran
"Welcome wire-tappers out there here in this video of gang. Lenoir beautiful fall afternoon not on the golf courses afternoon folks in here getting ready to record a podcast for y'all i have the grandson of james diamond. Jim brough cada. His grandson's name is bobby. Bre qatar now bobby. Did i pronounce that close enough. Yes sir okay good. I like to say my northwest missouri nasal hillbilly kind of trying funny. What about that. I just had a comment. Somebody said always seems weird to have a guy with a southern voice. Say the word capco. Now i don't really consider southern voice to you have got northern voice to people up this guy resume shah firm chicago to him. I have a southern boy. So a hewlett you guys. Listen to bobby talk a little bit and you'll hear that salt sweet syrupy south louisiana voice. Our true southern boys right. Yeah it's a little different than new. All has its own unique accent. I've been confused being from boston. New york no. Yeah you know. I hear that now. Wow i do hear that many dollars around the city you know. Talk to different people. You can tell what part of the city from interested in so now. Let's get to the meat of this. You've written a book here recently. Called food for kings. And it's part to crime as part history in his part a recipe book cookbook. If you will food for king diamond jim. A new orleans legend now diamond. Jim mocatta was your grandfather. And there's a really interesting book folks especially if you like to cook. It's got those really great new orleans recipes in it and this guy your grandfather. Your grandpa was one of the most colorful characters in new orleans from what i've read about him. It was unbelievable. Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got interested in doing this particular book. Okay very first of all. Thank you for having me on your show. appreciate it. earth off a married with two children in military. Over twenty years i retired in two thousand and eight and i've been aircraft mechanic for american airlines and now delta. I picked up this project after my father died and wait basically he motivated me to kind of pick up the torch and carry it. My dad was a dentist for forty years and he always wanted to do a screen. Play or movie per se. He's never do it. I have i did a screenplay originally. But i didn't go anywhere with it so i decided a couple years ago. Put a book together and kind of tell a story about my grandfather while i'm telling. The story basically blended in combination photos and recipes as i journey through his whole life. I start off when he's a childhood and carried on throughout his life until the success of his life until he died. It's a good read. It took me about eight years to go through it and do the research are did get a lot of information from father. My father ahead a manuscript he has deposition that he had put together with a attorney. Back in nineteen seventy seven. So i use all that information and took my tom everything in the book that i've talked about a kind of support it with a document and the article. Either that was given to me handed down to me or maybe that of actually found in the library found a lot of information doing the research about my grandfather in the library his life. It was pretty easy because his life was documented since he was a teenager so every time i tried to fill in the blank. Something in my father didn't pass down to me. I was able to answer all the questions that i wanted to answer about his life. You know interesting. That stuck a little bit about his early life. He fought under the name of jimmy moran which is kind of like no joy hupa in chicago took on an irish name in order to fight. I think more likely it was a lot of prejudice against italians in those days. Especially in new orleans. If you remember we go all the way back to the black hand days and they they killed the chief of police some Supposedly some black hander. Kill the chief of police in of new orleans storm to jail and hung. I dunno must have been six or eight say ends i. I can't remember exactly for sure. How many so. It would have been wise for him to fight on her an irish name. I would imagine tell me about his fight career. Let's get started. Well that was one thing. They kind of treat. My curiosity was widely. Any changes his name in the book. I did find a quote where someone asks them. Same questioned do an interview. He said he did for business reasons. But that was part of it because you gotta realize he didn't get into business opened up first restaurants on nineteen forty nine. He changed his name. I found articles where he had his name change in teens early. Nineteen hundreds. He hung around a couple of friends of his feet. Herman who's an italian pita. Golota was his last name. And the other guy. By the name of powell moran. His name was francis. Paul miranda and all of them were full blooded italian as you know and you listeners. Know that back. Then the titans will kinda frown upon. They weren't considered equal. Maybe to a lot of different even the irish whatever. So i've found out. He had changed his name one. He didn't want his mother was fighting when he was on the fighting card. You know and during the preliminaries in hours fighter. Irish name would draw big crowds for fight. A lot of people don't know new orleans was actually a big boxing city equivalent to chicago and new york but on a smaller scale of course but it was a big boxing town in a drool audit. And that's how he got to meet jack dempsey marciano. You know all those big fights back then because they came to new orleans and then he connected so his first circle of friends will all italians. pete. Herman was abandoned. Champion thinking sixty nine fights from nineteen twelve to nineteen twenty two now as far as my grandfather. He wasn't as big of a boxer as those guys. He did it for my research. Maybe about six years and then he got a little older. He got into referee in and he started refereeing. He did that until about twenty seven years old. Then that's when you up his barber shop in the open up a barber shop with a boxer front of his last name was burke in as when he got an barring after referee
UNTO THE SECOND GENERATION
"A young veteran tells how few rupp experiences pushed him into a and how he was therefore spared years of suffering. My eyes opened onto a hazy world. Two fuzzy came into focus slowly. I realized i was in bed. And that the objects were my feet in case in a harness affair. I blinked slowly as i shifted my gaze to my arms. They also were held in some sort of strap or to gradually consciousness. Returned enough to let me know. I was in a hospital looked about the room. At one end of the bed near the foot was a printed card and beneath that was a chartered graph. I couldn't focus enough to make out the chart. But the card contained two words acute alcoholism. Then it came to me. I was in a hospital. The place hawaii the year. Nineteen forty eight. I closed my eyes and tried to think. I remembered having had a little drink of whiskey with a can of warm beer as a chaser. Then something happened. What was it. i couldn't recall. I opened my eyes again and a shadow fell across the bed. Standing there was a gray haired man tall trim and in uniform. There were gold bars on his shoulders. I'm in the us navy. This must be the doctor. He asked how i felt. I didn't reply. A cormon stood beside him. The doctor motion to the corman to undo my straightjacket and leg restraints. I moved about a little. The doctor sat down beside the bed and asked me how i felt. Do you know why you're in here. He queried. I could tell him a lot of reasons why i am here in elke ward at the age of twenty. I don't know how. I got here this trip but it doesn't matter very much i'm an alcoholic. Don't mince words. i'm a rummy. I can't control my drinking anymore. It controls me. I remember back in high school. When i was fifteen we all had lockers. The other pupils kept books pencils paper gym equipment and such stuff in their lockers. I did too. I also kept beer at fifteen. Was strictly a beer drinker. I didn't graduate to the hard stuff until i was sixteen. The other kids would light out for the hamburger hud's or the ice cream parlors. The pizza joins or bowling alleys after football games and dances. I didn't. I went to saloons where i could get drinks. I didn't give a whoop about anything. Scholastic i got a job after school pumping gas and worked until ten or eleven. At night i was the kid of the crew. I tried to mimic the talk ideas moods and even the drinking of the older man. It hurt to be considered a kid. I talked out of the side of my mouth as they did. I smoke this much. Tried to drink as much and do everything they did. Only more so. I found i could boost my income by selling gas. Coupons rationing was in effect. Then that i'd taken in earlier from other customers by filching nichols from the coke machine by short sticking customers on oil and by selling oil. I drained out of other cars. School was getting to be one big bore. I was skipping classes about two days a week and doing no book work whatever. I was failing in everything. The principal had no alternative but to expel me. I beat him to it. I quit when i was just past sixteen. I had a drinking problem on my hands even at that time. So did my parents. They both drank like fish. They had been drinking for many years. And we're getting progressively worse. Homelife didn't mean much to me. They were kind when they thought about it. But that wasn't often i wanted love and affection but i didn't get it. I did as i pleased most of the time. I wasn't burdened with parental guidance. And i didn't want any. I ran away for the second time with another lad. We got to omaha for my home in chicago. We headed out of town walking. No money cold and hungry. It was late at night. We spotted a church in a small town. We broke open a window and got inside. We started to light some matches to see but the draft blew them out so we rolled old newspapers together and made torches to find a good soft pugh and get some sleep. My torch blazed madly in the pew caught fire. We heard some yells outside. A busload of basketball players had been passing and saw the flames. They summoned the fire department. And the sheriff. I spent the next three days in a sell. My dad who was a newspaper man and had some connections. Had meantime put a stop on me. And i guess that report went all over the country. We were identified. And i was put on a train for chicago. The sheriff bad as goodbye very happily. I think dad paid him something to let me go
Armenians torch their homes on land ceded to Azerbaijan
"Forced to leave their homes set them on fire rather than simply hand them over. This ceasefire agreement allows our savage Indians to hold onto any areas captured in the last six weeks of conflicts. Armenia will also withdraw from nearby areas in the coming weeks to the UK,
"torch" Discussed on The KiddChris Show
"Seats useful happy happy. Wednesday happy veterans day to everybody. Thank you segment to those who keep us free. That's right here in the studio. We're kinda goofy guy we work with. Who's a super cool. Do one of the nicest guys in the hallways ever hear his. Name's tony and he posted up a video of him working out and some machine which is kind of odd. I working out posing in the mirror. And jim and taking that picture and send it out to me. It's a video other and it's really weird because here it is so he's like working out. It looks roddick. I do this on my Personal facebook all the time to people. Because i love when they explode facebook too serious and i just commented two minutes ago bro. That's hot now waiting for all the i mean. It's working if he's looking for any kind of action because it's all girls talk to money because you know he's working out and all that stuff that maybe he'll bite it's maybe he'll one girl said You are quite a motivator though. You're making my muscles sore watching you. Why he could make his way over to that chicks house right now and she's a looker to well no he doesn't make the move. I don't know what's going on with him and over there but He should go over there and do that. She's nice looking on his facebook. Yes anyhow so that's the stuff i you know. I'm friends with some other. People like my friend. Juliet huddy who used to work at fox news and she went and sued bill. O'reilly for aspen anyway. So she'll go on her. Facebook is are talking about things. And i'll go on and just accuser all these dumb things like hurting animals and stuff like just a mess with her and she knows and she leaves it up but all these people are coming after me and you know because i do that i sorry. I don't take facebook that serious or twitter any a matter of fact when people break my balls and go. Hey man why this. I just block them. I have time to argue with somebody. I'm like forget it on later. Look at what happened during the election and everything and all you had to do literally just drop one word and then you could start a fire like that. Oh if i just wrote on facebook and said i love. Jesus people come after me. What do you mean love. Jesus bullcrap yeah. It's it's a pretty amazing So we'll see what the reaction is on there. Maybe he'll call me. Let's hit that opening theme stewart stewart. Stewart it's good to see a stewart w penrose okay to see you order by the way stuart syria professional wrestling. Fan along with being attorney. That's right manila. Did you get the a e w professional wrestling pay per view on saturday. Hit not get the paper. I didn't hear that moxley kept the title. Oh good cincinnati boy. Here we go. Jon moxley i did see the m j f like dinner extraordinaire. Whatever we'll just pretty hilarious broadway shows. Tv on regular tv but it was like the aws version of the festival of friendships. Yes s w p m j m j f is. There's no ceiling to the guy. He only twenty four years old and j f maxwell j maxwell jacob freeman. He's a he's a bad guy in awa wrestling they sound jeweler and also. He is one of the funniest dudes because he's a bad guy but he's awesome. Oh he's hilarious and listen right now right now. It's fun to watch because all the crap that's going on you get to watch wrestling because he owns a dumb. It's dumb well. Guess points are does. And but i'll tell you what i won't buy pay per views and i don't. I'm not hooked in as usual. Because i miss the crowds being their share. Because that makes it the funny signs the wrestlers yelling and fan's faces fun. Yeah but they're they're in front of nobody in. They're kind of like they actually do. And it's like well why. There's no one there i mean i know. Aws some fans there but there are spread out. Same it's not the same. So i mean they're doing what they can. I will watch it. Because i feel like it's unfair to watch it and judge. Same what sports i guess. I don't know actually that's not true. That makes no sense. Just said but i'll tell you what pulled it off well. Nhl hockey pulled it off nfl or a nba. Pulled it off excitement and you have. They don't care they're just like they go on without fans and i'll be fine with it's great. Obviously the fans pay tickets to get in and it's a lot of money and you can't lose that but they're pulling it off. It's it's awesome. I mean a garage and abu dhabi no fan stuff. Now though. I mean it's if you're watching football you're paying attention to football. That really has nothing to do with the van saying with the nba or any professional sports but might cheaper lane. But they're pumping and crowd noise with everything but like honestly like it makes it sound more normal it makes it sound religious. I guess see me as an audio guy. I hear that yeah i lose i lose the suspend your your wrestling fan suspend your disbelief. It's funny you that's a good point. I can't i don't know why Over here this is Greg do you have a question for stewart. Wpro's he is. The attorney from manila jenkins yes Short story i know it probably is law Too long to Do anything about it. But but When i was about. I'd say about nineteen or twenty years old. I was applying for jobs. And i applied this Old navy near me and they called me back and they told me to come in at four o'clock in the morning for an interview. i said. That's kinda weird odd time for a interview so all right no yeah got Got ready blocked up there and And they were working on the truck and say come on in I in Unpack taxes these boxes and put them away a centre-right and the hand me a box cutter. Whatever and bow down say about thirty five forty five minutes later they said all right you can go home and so i'm just like Pull on when did this happen. What's that long ago. How old are you now. I am twenty eight years old ten. What is wrong with you like. I just recently been thinking about it like i don't know i'm just like thinking about it. I'm like man. And then like i've been lifting show lately and like I wonder if i could have done anything about that. Well no nothing i. I don't know how to ask you. Do you gotta time personal. Sounds like some guys are screw with you and it wasn't actually old navy like trying to get you in at four o'clock in the morning and it i mean in his defense he did tell us the beginning of the call is probably too long but we all know that going in..
"torch" Discussed on The KiddChris Show
"But i think that's about the extent of either won't forget it so now ninety percent i am going gonna be so you're not selling stated italy free. It'll be free of charge. Anything problem is what it'll be free just like if you decide i'm just gonna stay home and not work. You're gonna get free money from the government right. I mean ability honestly they should come out and say look. This is out there this this vaccine. It's ninety percent. Were done feeding your family. You have to get the shot and go to work that. I think that makes sense like if you're a healthcare worker if you're a police officer your a government agency or your employer is going to require it before you come. The workshop won't be able to work if you don't have it right why. Why are you so much yelling right now because the election's over and people can't complain about that anymore so they need to move onto something else. The that's the story this morning. I mean i was your i mean i have here. We have council members undertake pfizer. Finish you but i mean in terms of immediate concerns and things that are going to affect people in the tri-state this morning the brent spence bridge which is the major traffic connector between michigan and florida shutdown. And we don't what is going to reopen. There's a there's a question as to whether or not it will be safe for cars because there was an intense fire on this bridge about three. A m at a couple of semis collide on the underside. going north. a one of them caught fire. And because of the way the bridge is configured has no emergency lanes. Of course it's impossible for emergency vehicles to get their conveniently so it was tough for the firefighters to get there to try and get water on this thing to put it out. There was an issue. That one of the semis was carrying a hazardous chemical. So the epa's been called in. We have Bridge inspectors who are headed out there to see if it's structurally sound perfect. I mean to take the fifty to sixty thousand vehicles to travel over at every day. Actually it's more than that now. It used to it was designed for about that. Now they actually get up in the eighty to ninety bridge under suspicion and it is. it's called a functionally obsolete. It's structurally sound before this accident. But it was functionally obsolete because you have no emergency lanes because you have so many vehicles that travel at every day well beyond what it was designed for. This is how we get the new bridge now. I mean i disappoint. They may not have a choice. No you're right. I cannot imagine. I mean if there was permanent damage done to this bridge a what would entail and try. I mean it was a california where they had to build a bridge like six months or something. Yeah i did it. Maybe after the earthquake. Yeah i have to refresh my memory with some help. Sooner or later. I hate to say sooner or later. There's going to be a catastrophic event with good bridge kilometers. And you said the slum. They've had a couple of incidences where they've had to shut down one direction but he cannot recall a case where they ever had to shut down both directions right. So the southbound traffic travels above it and obviously with the fire burning. They couldn't let that traffic through young. And now they don't know if there's any damage done to the to the supports on the southbound side from the flames rising up through it that structure thick of people image of people being burned in the middle of that and help to them. And you couldn't i mean truckers out. We know there's no injuries in this. Here's your warning flare right here. Let's us to be like you know. And this was always our biggest fear from from new standpoint when they made like that canyon on fort washington way in front of the stadiums at drops down thirty feet from like third straight. How do you ever get to somebody who's injured in an accident. There mean the crews used to practice repelling down the wall and finally they got that redesigned. Who laid out that. The they've made that better but Yeah i mean. The the brent spence bridge has been an issue for going back. Ever since. I'm ten years about the need to replace it and nothing has happened even when we had control of the house and senate. We had john bainer run in the house. Mitch mcconnell run in the senate. You would think that at that point. They could have got the federal money through to to do this but it didn't happen now. It's even split so they're just gonna who's gonna pay for it. That's what it's going to be right there pointing fingers at. But then when there's a death it's like he's gotta pay for at least the last four presidents of all stood by that bridge donna photo op. Saying we're gonna rebuild this thing perfect and that goes back. What twenty years over. Twenty years fix in your house or you just get to three billion dollar price tag if something an engineering nightmare to try and figure out. You're putting the bridge beside it. Are you going to try and divert it a little bit further down or i mean you can't really go east because of all the construction because of all the bridges it already there so i mean you'd have to go west. Wow this is going to be a massive massive thing. Hopefully you know they got the fire before it did any damage right if that is not the case if this thing has to be shut down for any stretch of time i mean think that i can't even imagine the traffic that runs through the trucks. You know seventy-fives five's the second busiest interstate in the country. And right after. I ninety and two seventy five around. Oh man come through your backyard every day. Yeah right that's right. I live in loveland becoming around. That's the way i go to the airport and things like that. I go that way. I'll go through town. Because what's the cut bridge or whatever. Just try to avoid that cost. Yeah yeah now. You may not have a choice hawk. I don't want people near me. Well then covert against yesterday. Five thirty Mike dewine we'll address the state and we'll be watching to see if any new restrictions were put on Cincinnati public schools decided last night that they are going to shut down as of november twenty third and they will stay closed all the way through till the end of their winter break while so their kids will go remote starting In a week or so and will remain under that remote learning plan until they returned from the christmas holiday. You know i get the emails from The loveland school district. I've said this before. They're very good at this and they've been doing an excellent job with you know we deal with his covert and all that But yeah it's getting scary out there because miami The school district which isn't too far from from loveland has decided that they are closing as of today. Yeah and staying. Shut down through the weekend and hopes to try and get an outbreak under control. This is This is a horrible time to say. Oh thank you. That's rank comes. Thanks for coming in and doing this every day in march i said mean we should have him come in every once in a while. Just give us an update now. It's it's been vital every day. And he gives you information on everything. I mean it's all bad news but it's always bad news bad news. You get it right here. I ashley is on the air. Good ashley yeah so my seven year old niece or just east of kobe japan. Have any of the atypical symptoms. She just has These takes for their eyes and then they'll role in the back of her head in the low grade fever. What oh that's weird. Yeah we wouldn't have known but she was missing school. She had a loss of appetite. And i was like. Let's just get tested before we go back to school just in case and She came back positive. And that's.
Following smooth election processes in Miami, Joe Scott Elected as Broward Supervisor of Elections
"Florida. Election Day success with no major problems reported in either Broward or Miami Dade County's tend to detail to the small things good things happen in the end. Broward Supervisor of Elections Peter Antonacci says running the elections department is a full time job 365 days a year. He now passes the torch to Joe Scot, who won the race for supervisor of Election's Tuesday. The Florida
Obama’s plea in Atlanta to Georgia Democrats: ‘Put this country back on track.’
"Moments of campaign 2020. The Biden campaign strongest surrogate mounted the Democrats closing argument in Georgia. From member station W. A B in Atlanta, AMA Hurt has more on Barack Obama's final pitch at a drive in rally President Obama focused on George's to Senate races and the importance of taking control of the chamber. He said Georgia could be where the country gets quote back on track, and not just because Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a chance to win Georgia. But you've got the chance TTO flip to Senate seats. I said, Well, I gotta go. I gotta come. Obama follows campaign stops from President Trump and Senator Kamala Harris to Georgia. The rally was held in the shadow of the tower, where the torch burns during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. That was the last time Georgia received this kind of final stretch attention from a Democratic presidential campaign. For
Obama heads to Georgia as Democrats seek breakthrough
"Moments moments of of campaign campaign 2020. 2020. The Biden The Biden campaign campaign strongest strongest surrogate surrogate mounted mounted the the Democrats Democrats closing closing argument argument in in Georgia. Georgia. From From member member station station W. W. A A B in B in Atlanta, Atlanta, AMA AMA Hurt Hurt has has more more on on Barack Barack Obama's Obama's final final pitch pitch at a at a drive drive in in rally rally President President Obama Obama focused focused on on George's George's to to Senate Senate races races and and the importance the importance of of taking taking control control of the of chamber. the chamber. He said He said Georgia Georgia could could be where be where the country the country gets gets quote quote back back on on track, track, and and not not just just because because Joe Joe Biden Biden and and Kamala Kamala Harris Harris have have a a chance chance to to win win Georgia. Georgia. But But you've you've got got the chance the chance TTO TTO flip flip to to Senate Senate seats. seats. I I said, said, Well, Well, I I gotta gotta go. go. I I gotta gotta come. come. Obama Obama follows follows campaign campaign stops stops from from President President Trump Trump and and Senator Senator Kamala Kamala Harris Harris to to Georgia. Georgia. The rally The rally was was held held in in the shadow the shadow of of the tower, the tower, where where the torch the torch burns burns during during the 1996 the 1996 Atlanta Atlanta Olympics. Olympics. That That was was the the last last time time Georgia Georgia received received this this kind kind of final of final stretch stretch attention attention from from a a Democratic Democratic presidential presidential campaign. campaign. For For
Philadelphia police discover van loaded with explosives, suspicious equipment
"Philadelphia place discovered van loaded with explosives and suspicious equipment and Logan Circle in Philadelphia. Logan Circle in Washington, D. C also An investigation is underway in Philadelphia after police found explosives and other suspicious cargo in a van in Logan Circle on Wednesday night. Action News has learned that place recovered propane tanks, torches possible dynamite sticks from the van. The bomb squad is investigating. No word on who owns the van or if anyone has been arrested.
Boston Ballot Box Set on Fire
"Boxes being targeted with just over a week to go before Election Day. There's a different top of attack on voting in Boston. Someone set this ballot box and Copley Square on fire early this morning, officials say 35 of the 122 ballots in that box were destroyed, but they were able, they say, to save 87 votes. The ballot box in Boston, by the way, happens to be the second one in just over a week that was set on fire last weekend in Los Angeles, another ballot box was torched. There is no suspect in that case, and officials in Los Angeles say, though they have been able to identify all the ballots and the voters who had those ballots, and they have sent new ballots to the voters whose old ballots were basically destroyed. Fox is there a Sean A White
New York police officers rescue residents from burning apartment building
"Situation in Harlem last night, please Sam and barricaded himself into an apartment and set it on fire. Seven people, including two officers were hurt. They say This all started just after 5. P.m. officers responded to a call for violation of an order of protection in the night a building on Fifth Avenue New years, 245th Street. Then Then police police say say the the guy guy locked locked himself himself inside inside the the apartment apartment and and torched torched it. it. Eugene Eugene Power Power told told CBS CBS tune tune since since the the whole whole building building people people trapped trapped in in the the building building and and the the apartments apartments because because they they couldn't couldn't make make it it outside, outside, you you know know to to go go in in here. here. Five Five civilians civilians and and two two officers officers were were were taken taken taken taken to to to to the the the the hospital. hospital. hospital. hospital. The The The suspect, suspect, suspect, a a a 61 61 61 year year year old old old man man man was was was arrested. arrested. arrested. There's There's There's no no no word word word so so so far far far on on on an an an I I I d d d or or or charges charges charges
Why are so many Seattle Police Department officers leaving the city?
"Seattle Police chief Adrian DEA says two people have been arrested for attacking officers and setting fires at riots. First Jacob Greenberg, the essence. Greenberg is the guy I seen in a video, swinging hard with a metal baseball bat and hitting an officer on his helmet, according to charging documents after the real attack, the national from Kirkland Express remorse. Not for potentially fatally assaulting itself. For the fact that the officer was wearing a helmet that most likely saved his life, Diaz says. Greenberg later contacted Danielle McMillan. Greenberg also texted a friend that he would like to And I quote slit every SPD throat, Diaz says. Both McMillan and Greenberg then threw firebombs at the Seattle police, East Precinct and Police Officers Guild headquarters is clear from their actions that they're not here. They're not peacefully protesting anything. You are purposely and methodically planning attacks on police officers and our facilities. Greenberg is charged with first degree assault, first degree attempted arson and first degree reckless burning. McMillan faces first degree attempted arson charges. Chief Diaz says he supports the right of people to peacefully protest. But this just regard for people's lives and safety by throwing flaming objects into a business. This can't be our new normal. Business is small and large or struggling during this pandemic and is completely unacceptable that this is an ongoing violence is on ly com pounding their challenges, and he says it's an important distinction because arming yourself In this case, a baseball bat. Winding up, taking a swing and landing a direct hit to the head to the head of anyone, including a Seattle police officer is a brutal crime. Potential fatal crime. This is not a peaceful protests. This's not civil disobedience. This is illegal and this is violence. You will be arrested. This comes as protesters demand big cuts to Seattle police D. As acknowledges. Dozens of officers have left the department for us is really about showing all of the work that's having There is a requirement or need for a police officer. Every day day in and day out. We recovered 2400 shell casings this year over 820 guns were on pace to actually go out and probably recover over 1000 guns this year forth out of the last 11 years we are shootings have are at the highest level of the last 11 years. We've had, you know, a significant increase in homicides. And and so we have to realize that this there are some huge safety issues when it comes to violent crime in this city, and we need officers to be able to respond. And I need to keep the department asshole as I can. I need to make sure that I have officers to be able to respond to all those calls for service. And you know, there are things that I would love for. You know, maybe Social Services T take off her plate. But the reality is is Thursday was a great example of the officer involved shooting where you had somebody that had clearly mental health issues. But social services not gonna end up addressing somebody with a flaming torch, you know, running and throwing in an officer in their car. And so the reality is, we do need our officers. We need to have some level of safety and that is, I think the discussion that happens every single day in this city that people were starting to realize we do need officers. We want to make sure they're well trained. They're holding held accountable for their actions when they've done wrong, and you know that's as a chief. That's what I'm doing soon. The City Council begins its deliberations on the police department's budget for 2021. Its members have said they're seeking to reduce funding to police in order to support a reimagining of the forests that would allow for a rethink of law enforcement in Seattle.
Seattle Police release video of man attacking officer with torch
"Man allegedly threw a burning piece of lumber inside his patrol car. Seattle police Stop dude. The incident happened Thursday, The officer fired his weapon in self defense, but did not strike the suspect. Paramedics rushed to the officer to the hospital. His burns, not life threatening. The suspect has been arrested. Ah, popular tradition is getting the boot due
Man who attacked Virginia protesters avoids federal prison
"To 14 months in prison for attacking anti racism protesters at the White Nationalist Rally and at Ah torch lit march through the campus. The judge Norman Moon today gave 26 year old coal wide credit for seven months. He served in jail after his arrest in five months of home confinement That leaves two more months under house arrest. White was one of four members or associates of a white nationalist group called Rise above movement, who were charged with conspiring to riot at the Unite The right rally in Charlottesville in August. 2017 The federal budget deficit. It's a staggering
Are you excited about the new iPhones?
"Been You may have heard that there are some new iphones coming out and the big question is are you still excited like used to be I remember when the new iphone would come out and people would be camped out. Maybe, for as long as days just because they wanted to be the first person on the street with the new iphone. That seems to have gone away the last few years. I happen to think that apple will sell as many iphone twelve's as they've been doing in past years, tens of millions. Apple averages around two hundred, million iphone sales a year. It's just well, it's exciting. It's not the same thing I reached out to some of my facebook and twitter friends to get their take on it Michael Schneider says he re he remains pretty excited for launch a still feels like Christmas while Audrey Jacobson says, she's with me she remembers those days but she's way more excited about her Peleton bike. Then she ever was about the first iphone maybe it's the age maybe it's the priorities changing maybe it's the pandemic, but it's interesting to see how the torch of innovation and excitement can be passed onto another brand. My friend Bruce Brom agrees with me that the IPHONE was revolutionary. In now, apple just makes incremental improvements to make a good product better. Every year as technology innovates is just not as thrilling. Finally. Michael Markman says, it's not the site minister faded is that the satisfaction last longer in other words apple makes better phones that lasts longer since the seven says, Michael the phones have been really good since the ten they've been great and it makes it a lot easier for people to hold on for another year myself. I'm excited I can't wait to see the new phone I have a hard time believing it's GonNa be as big an upgrade. In. In years past because the big selling point is five G., which right now is a big whoop faster wireless networks but the ones that are out there now. Had yet to live up to the hype maybe maybe early next year they'll start getting better
The Parents Are Not Alright
"I'm in the virtual studio today with producer Ginny Moon Hey Jeannie I'm waving to you all the way from Harlem, Hey Maria, I'm in Queens. So Jeannie were talking about our favorite topic today parenting, right? Yeah and parenting in twenty twenty is a whole new level parenting. You know what I have adult children now. So honestly, I am so thankful that I do not have to be raising little kids during this time I just can't imagine. So what have you been doing because how old is your little boy now Medina's turning three it's been an adventure I don't know how else to put it. But in this adventure, you're not really going anywhere, right? No, it's an adventure within the four walls of our apartment. So what's it been like like? How do you even manage it I don't some days and some days I do. I had to cut back to part time. So when everything shut down I, just tried to manage the best I could. But it became too much I. was burnt out I was trying to work at night I was trying to work in his nap times and also like switching gears from mom to try and. Write an email or work I can't multitask again if I have a toddler running around in the background running my life like he's the boss, I can hear my in the background saying Mommy's. But yeah, you just Kinda deal with it. Yeah. I have to say in the beginning the only way I made it through, was my coffee in the morning and passing the torch to the wine that I would have to the day. I know you're tired genie as a parent but the thing is, is that when people are tired, they're like, oh, my God the last thing I want to do is go to work but for you, you're like I'm tired I really WanNa go to work yeah. Because I just WANNA. Work without distractions like how many times a day do I have seen running in here and being like me and like L. And he wants to play and like. Hangman. And it's nice. I had review. On some level, but I really just want to focus for an eight. Hour Day Without a distraction and it's because it's really hard to switch gears feel like women are good at multitasking. But this is not one of those scenarios I wanNA parent when I need to parent and I wanna work when I need to work I can't do both at the same time. So. This whole thing about the schools being closed down like New York City like they try to never close the schools down, right? Yeah. So the fact that they did shut down and they shut down all around the country poses a really big challenge because. Not, everybody can set up for remote learning I mean not everybody has Internet. Some kids only get their meals if they're going to school so. It really has been a challenge on a lot of different levels. So you decided that you like all parents you're like, okay I need to talk to other parents and commiserate and think and see how other people are doing it. So you didn't gather a group of parents I guess virtually right? Yeah I did because there's been a slew of articles about the mental load that everybody is dealing with as parents because you're not meant to do both things at once like you can't parent and work full-time that's why childcare exists and none of this was meant to be a long term solution. But I do want to say before we start that even though we have all been affected by the pandemic, all of us participating in today's roundtable have been fortunate enough to still be working in some format. So we're all healthy and we're all grateful for that but we're barely hanging on by threat. So here we go. I want to welcome from Dallas Texas we have. dinty Cabanas. Hi. How are you? Thank you for having me. So glad you're here I have Joe Marvin Tura from Richmond California. For having me and I have to Haida Alencastro from Orlando Florida. Hey thank you. Teeny. Thanks for having me and just the disclaimer everyone knows to hide it and I have actually known each other for like twenty years. So no surprises there little bit. All right. So I just want to quickly go around the virtual room. And tell me about your kids what you do. This is our Sia I am in Dallas. As you said, I have two little girls wind will be ten in three weeks. The other one will be four in two weeks. And I for fulltime digital marketing manager for. Mary. Kay Corporate here in Dallas Great Jomar. Hi I'm Joanna and I'm in Richmond. That's you know the bay area and my little one is turning three months and I teach elementary school. So juggling the new definition of a teacher and first time parent has been very, very interesting adventure. Into Haida. I have two kids. My son is ten years old and my daughter is about to be eight and a few weeks and I am a systems engineer for Lockheed. Martin but I work from home. So I've been A. Since two thousand and five. Okay. So we're going to start from the beginning. I think I mean I don't know about the rest of you but I think we all were kind of like Oh. This is going to be a few weeks we can do this. No big deal, but walk me through personally what? Each of you guys had to go through and like what kind of plan you came up with to get by for the end of the school year. Well for us like all of you we've had to adjust we did not work from home originally We were released for spring break and never came back. We were told we were going to stay. And do you learning and so it was a shock I'm not gonNA live my husband and I freaked out a little bit. But then we had to pivot really quickly. Right what are we going to do? Do we have the right equipment to we have the right setup at the House Both of our kids are in the same school. So that was one good thing because it was need to everybody. So the school they know what they were doing. We know what we're doing the girls were like what's going on? So the ambiguity of it all was really challenging for all of us. But we just started getting a routine down our dining room became our command center. So I would say the first two weeks were horrible I'm not GonNa lie but I think we've all pivoted. Can and so I was pivoting at home I was pivoting at work. And even with myself like how am I going to take time for myself and you know lose it But I'm not allowed I'm sure I'm not a lot. Of. This
"torch" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
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"torch" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"He was also sports historian by the way which gives away why he was so So privy to all the stuff, but he I since that time every time we've torch from Olympia. They have used a parabolic mirror to concentrate the sun's rays and they stick a torch in there and it catches flame, and then there you have the official Olympic flame that will make its way from NPR to the host city somehow someway. Yeah. They make a big show of it. They have an actor dressed as a ceremonial priestess. In these robes and like the ancient. Greeks and they you know they act it out and the for the Winter Games they actually the relay begins at the monument to the guy he spoke earlier. Pierre de Kobe teen who founded those first Games but the Summer Games. Aka. The. Other. Games. Are carried to a fire pot at that altar of Hera. Hera Zeus his wife sister sister wife. And then the relay begins and you know how this works out is determined at every Olympics the. Organizing Committee. Determines the route There's always some silly Olympic theme and it's not always silly sometimes, it's nice. But I'm I'm not a big theme guy. No you didn't like the theme of the One thousand nine hundred sixty Olympics. I think you're going to bring that up. That was the mascot that wasn't the theme. Oh I thought it was both I think the theme was Redneck Ary. It was the theme was gator done. I was looking online today because remember they had those talked about him before the stainless steel trucks. Yeah. In Atlanta and I was like wear those things now. I could find any evidence that they ever existed I. Don't know if they scrub the Internet. But I know you're better the dark corners of the of the web so Maybe We'll go together and buy one. That would be pretty awesome actually. So you know like I said, the route is determined by the committee. sometimes, it goes from country to country on a plane. Sometimes, it's a train. there have been dog sleds there's been motorcycles and horseback. And if you are a person who is tasked. With. Carrying this thing like I think, you have to be able to go at least four, hundred, thirty, seven yards, four, hundred meters. GotTa be at least fourteen years old. I would like to throw her name in the hat quite frankly for future Olympic Games. Be Kennedy that'd be fine. I'd be willing to carry it with you. We could hand on it. Yeah but Your you know you're you've done something for the community or you're a notable human being. or he or you work for the company WHO's sponsoring the Olympics? You're you're a C. level executive, which is absolutely true. We're not kidding no. No, and I mean like there's sometimes hundreds sometimes thousands of people who are involved in this because I mean if if fiscally leagues running if you're running like a basically a football field and a half. And you're going bringing your taking this thing that thousand kilometers. You're like you need a lot of people that do that. So there's a lot of people involved in the Olympic relay. So there's a lot of people who you know. Yeah just. Kinda. Ended up there because. They you know they were a sponsor, but there's also interesting people to there is sure in sometimes they're not even people but he I was looking at the Pierre Chang two, thousand, Eighteen Winter Olympics Rela- and there is a robot named Hugo. who was a torchbearer in Hugo? Not only carry the Torch Hugo drove the torch in like basically a a doom buggy with a human being in the passenger seat and then got out. Approached a brick wall almost fell over was righted by some other humans cut through the brick wall and then pass the torch through the whole Hugo had come into the brick wall. That's the level of Zany nece that can be achieved with the with the torch relay because there's so many people involved. Can you imagine being that guy? It's like, did you see the Olympics the other name the torch relay Oh did you carry the torch? No I wrote in the Dune Buggy of the robot. Just looking very nervous. I was a failsafe in Casey, went nuts. It's pretty great. They also did paragliding paragliding I remember that one, the the torch from one place to another It's pretty cool I like people they try to outdo each other. Each host city tries to outdo the last I. Think Montreal is the one that has has everybody beat. Oh. Yeah. Oh Yeah. Let me go on. So. In nineteen seventy, six, Montreal hosted the Olympics and they. Figured out how to take the flame. Transmit it into a radio signal. I'm still not sure how they do this shot that signal up to a satellite and then beam the signal back down from satellite to. Canada. where it lit. Another cauldron, another torch. So they basically transferred the the energy from the Olympic flame, shot it into space, and then transferred it back to Earth and converted it back into flame. No one's ever going to beat that I. think that's cute that you bought that. Well. Okay I guess. Yeah. I hadn't really thought that. You didn't see the guy he was in the buggy. He was also behind punching the button. The button it is a thing for sure and I hadn't really thought about that. So if you do notice these people that are actually on the street carrying, he sings, you'll notice they have security. There's actually a medical team. There's plenty of media they have extra torches on hand because they don't want that thing to go out on camera. And eventually, it's going to make its way to the Olympic stadium where the big secret. Secret now, who that final individual is going to be very much kept a lid on because you don't want that getting out because that's the big moment. And that's always a big deal whoever they choose for that final person to light the cauldron and there's been a lot of big big moments throughout the years and I think Atlanta's when they came in their Janet Evans, she didn't even know who she was going to hand it to. An outcomes, Muhammad Ali. That was a really one of the Great Olympic moments. I've watched it again today in north like why am I crying says It is amazing to hear that crowd when they figure out who it is at first apparently no-one no-one knew like maybe it was costas who is doing the probably cost us. Yeah. I think it was because he hadn't gotten pink guy that year. So he was still good to. Be The commentator It was cost us and somebody else and they. They didn't know apparently and I guess Dick Ebersol who was a longtime NBC executive have you read that book live from New York about Saturday night live? No I knew that he was he took over for a little while yeah. He figures big in there and I can't remember if he did a good job or badger but I a good impression of him so I think he Did get but anyway, he figures big into that book and that book is definitely worth reading it like goes up to maybe the mid to late eighties from the start to the mid to late eighties and it's all just like behind the scenes, interviews and gossip and oral history of of the whole thing is really interesting but anyway, Dick Ebersol lobbied really hard to to get Mohammed Ali to be the guy because it was originally going to be Vander Holyfield. And holyfield feel actually ran it for about ten feet.
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"torch" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"All Right Chuck let's talk about those RFP's that thrill me so fully. Yeah if you want to be the the firm. The design firm that builds designs and builds the torch. You GotTa get in there and you got to submit your proposal. You gotTa Grease Palms. GotTa tip the right Doorman if you know what I mean you have to you have to. Spread goats around. That's right. So the right people no, I think you just submit a proposal and the Olympic Committee looks at it and they sort of sit there like at the beginning of planes, trains and automobiles for three hours in silence. Kind of twiddling their thumbs looking looking looking and finally they say the bid goes to you you win the assignment you gotTa have a torch that looks great. of course, and you've got to have a torch that works because this thing has got A. It's gotTa stay lit under any condition it can be. You can get this thing through a hurricane supposedly in it'll have to stay let. Yeah I mean, they're pretty serious about this thing not going out So they build in redundancies oftentimes there's a couple of different flames working in conjunction to to make this thing work but in addition to the the actual. Feel of in the look of it, like you want to make it so that anybody anybody basically alive on Earth could carry. It has got to be lightweight typically I saw usually about a pound or so it has to was that'll? Most to the ones in that RFP, the golden p. from the London Olympics it had a list actually look this up I cannot remember just search London Olympic, torch proposal design proposal. That would bring up pedia anyway, the some sleepy corner of the Internet I. Yeah I I found it proud as punch about that. But I had a list of like some of the specs of past torches in most of them seemed to be around. One to two pounds this article from how stuff works as three to four. But I saw one to two pounds. Maybe that's without being fully loaded with fuel. Sure and hey, if you can carry something that's two pounds, you can probably put two hands on it and manage the four pounds. Sure. Sure although they like you to hold it with one one hand. Yeah just because it looks cooler. these these modern torches that were looking at were sort of originated at the Squaw Valley Games in nineteen sixty when a Disney artist named John Hinch designed to this. Sort of the first modern torch that everyone else said, yeah. That's a good idea. That's what we should do. We should have fuel inside of it and We should have some backup flame inside of it. And they kind of functioned like A. Like a camp stove. Sure a fancy camp stove basically is what it is. In the end, we'll get into the fuels and stuff but in there's is a liquid fuel that becomes a gas. you know it's under pressure, and then it comes out these tiny little holes to set up camps Dover Coleman Lantern. And I. I didn't know this. This is pretty cool there to two things that have to be designed into well a couple of things that have to be designed into it in in addition to being easy to carry by basically anybody has to be very light has to air dynamic Ergonomic. I, think is another or if you throw that word around in your bid, they would probably be like, Oh, this guy knows what he's talking about. but you also have to at least as far as London was concerned but I got the impression that this was a standard thing that you have to design in a way to permanently deactivated after it's one time use so that he can never be lit again, which I thought was kind of cool I bake attack that though. Funny enough, I found another weird corner the Internet researching this one at Olympic torch repair DOT com. Which is possibly the most niche retail website. I've ever seen in my life, they sell one part in. It is a part designed to fix the nineteen ninety-six Atlanta Olympic torch, and they don't use the words that you will be litigating right. But just from the pictures and the text from everything that I'm seeing I believe this is a rogue website dedicated to making nine hundred, ninety six Atlanta Olympic torches burn again after they've been purposefully disabled well, and you might be laughing saying. How much could this person be making off this? But here's another little fun fact. That are anywhere from ten to fifteen thousand of these torches that are built. If you'll notice when you see these you know and they don't cover all of this thing or maybe they do in some. Dark corner of the Internet I'm sure somebody comes my end up doing it in the future a hobby covers each and every passing of the torch, but they don't actually pass the torch light the other person's torch. And then they run away and then you never the cameras hang on the person who just you know standing there with their torch anything what happens to those things. Well you're allowed to buy it. If you want the one from Japan, this year was gonNA cost about six, hundred, six, hundred and fifty bucks. American. That's a steal. Have you seen that thing? good-looking their beauty. Have you seen the overhead shot where it looks like a Cherry Blossom? It's wonderful I think too and that is a price that's basically at cost because the a the I o C. Nor the AFC can profit. From the sale of Olympic torches that is not a side hustle for her no. Don't believe what the right says. She can actually make any money off. Towards. So, that's basically cost and it turns out. There's quite an aftermarket for these things to I think are right now to complete collections for individuals in the world and another guy that's close and they cost anywhere from fifteen hundred, four, thousand for the newer ones fifteen to seventy grand for older ones and I think the priciest ever was that nineteen, fifty, two Helsinki. One. Eight hundred and eighty thousand dollars. Oh boy because he only made twenty two of them. So obviously, rarity is going to drive that price up. The highest I saw was less than that is two, hundred, fifteen, thousand, further nineteen, sixty, squaw valley one. Yeah, the. Designer made many. Think I saw like they made a hundred of 'em so you'd have to have some coin to to have a complete collection and that's a very. Niche collection as well. I mean more to you but and I have to say like a lot of them you just they're not very pleasing to the eye. Yeah. There's some big Olympic tortoise out there I mean Mexico City nine hundred and sixty eight is if it's not a hand whisk, I don't know what it is. Well that's Homey. Maybe it is, and it was cool eight actually according to the two thousand twelve London. Olympics. Torch RFP PDF. The framed on your all that is the longest. Out of different pages, that is the longest burning Olympic torch in the history of Olympic torches. Most of these things are designed to burn ten or fifteen minutes, which is alarming. If you're like well, wait a minute, we don't want the Olympic flame to to burn out but as we'll see relays actually super short this one, the Mexico City nineteen, Sixty, eight, torch burn up the thirty minutes dude.
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"Hey Welcome to the podcast I'm Josh Clark. There's Charles W, Chuck Brian over there, and this is stuff you should know. That an antenna. Today did did it did it did a Dan Dan? What is this the Olympics? It's it's equally stirring. Thought, you've done the Olympic Games. That's what I started out doing, and then about two you'd Dunn's into it. I realized they could not bring to mind. So I just wanted the rocky theme instead you know. The Olympics well, I don't know if they would. They still be going on right now. Would they be over? I don't know they could have just wrapped up actually it's kind of sad you know. It said for now it will be encouraging. Later, I think the Tokyo Olympics whenever they happen are going to be a global. Coming together in celebration of beating Corona Virus Yeah totally thought that those ceremonies. Yes but from what I read, the Olympic flame is still alive and well in Tokyo what if the opening ceremonies had little? Corona crowns. Running around and people smashing with like big inflatable hammered. Right. The we tell the story of the of the corona virus pandemic interpretive dance just has like a big giant bat at the beginning. Exactly, the villain. Plenty of villains in that one, it'd be fun for sure for sure. So obviously talking Olympic torches if you hadn't guessed or hadn't bothered to look at the title of this episode, everybody. And I'm kind of excited about this because it's IT'S A. Just died in the wool S.. Y. S. K. episode and that it's very niche, it's about one specific thing that's a part of a much larger thing which we've not yet done an episode. Yeah. In the kind of thing where one day when you're watching an Olympic ceremony again you see that flame yeah you'll have that that insider knowledge. You'll think Dan did it in. Goodness. So Chuck. I didn't know much about Olympic torches I've seen a torch lighting or two in my time. On television only but there's a pretty it's pretty interesting. Actually the the the kind of the history of it and how things are made I was reading over a like I guess you'd call it like a request for proposal. PDF from like the London Olympics Committee from years ago basically saying, Hey, this is a call out all designers who want to try their hand at at designing the London Olympic torch. Here's all the details you need to know. It was really fascinating stuff and we're going to convey that fascination. Post taste of that RFID or just. ORCH is maybe a little bit of both actually. So the history of the torch we're talking. You know you gotta go back to Greece if you're gonNA talk about anything Olympic, history wise. And if you go far enough, you're gonNA hear a story about premier theus stealing fire from Zeus giving that humans. That's how they say we got fire sure an order to. Commemorate that. The Greeks had these re relay races like we all know in love except instead of passing a little aluminum baton. They would pass live fire and. Via Torch. Yeah, they were set it on fire, push it to the next person. I actually the one thing I'm prometheus is looking him up. So he was punished by. Zeus. For stealing fire and giving being a bad boy. For. A naughty monty. And he had his liver eaten out by Eagle every day and because he was an immortal tighten his liver would grow back each night and then it would be eaten A. By an eagle again, the next day that's all I feel these days. And Eagles, eating your liver everyday yet is kind of twenty twenty regenerates though yeah. So but I mean the the the upshot of all this, the fire was extremely important to the Greeks and they showed it off as much. So when they started having Olympic Games back in I. Guess Seven, Seventy, six BC. Yeah. they wanted to make fire kind of a prominent part of it, and so they they they celebrated this theft. Of Fire, from Zeus, by Prometheus by having a torch relay where there was basically like like the today's baton relay marathons or runs or whatever you call but it was with the torch and whoever reached the end with their lit torch one that that relay race and that's how kind of the Olympic torch was born. In the you know the Games back then were a very big deal and that they would stop war. which is something they loved to do. Just to take part in these games and they had these runners, they call them heralds a piece that would go all through Greece saying you know truce everybody right and they would hope they don't get speared. And if they made it through, that truce would remain all during the Olympics. Until the flame is extinguished and then they start spearing again immediately. And the point was that anybody who wanted to go watch the Olympics could make it through Greece on killed to go watch and then make it back home on killed hopefully to unskilled yup. So if you go back to Olympia there was an alter their dedicated to Hera, who's the goddess of birth and marriage, and at the beginning of those first Olympic Games, they would ignite cauldron at Harrah's alter and they would light it with With a parabolic mirror, they call it a S- coffee. And it's sort of like you know an archimedes death ray where you or a magnifying glass or something where you focus the on down to that you know single spot. If you're citizen child, you burn aunts that way. Ever do that. No. It's not nice. Now, the ants alone dance alone they would. That's how they would ignite that initial flame and that flame the ideas that it stays lit throughout the Olympics. Yeah. So. This is a pretty cool tradition. If you think about it I mean just because the Olympics have been around for. So long today, the Modern Olympics we KINDA TAKE For granted. But like this is a pretty neat tradition that I guess just came up out of whole cloth among the Greeks. Yeah, and so they were like we're going to keep this going and they did for another thousand years while they did the Olympics. But then when the Olympics kind of died out after a Millennia no millennium, the the torch in all of that stuff died out with it. Fortunately, the Greeks were a highly literate society and they wrote a lot of this stuff down. And it was rediscovered when the Olympics were revived in the nineteenth century by guy named Baron, Pierre de Coober Tan. and. He One of the things that he did was to say I.
"torch" Discussed on Raising the Torch
"Newseum. Federal money is not involved. It is, as a national historic site and federal side, under the supervision of the US department of the interior the park service, but the actual building and the actual construction, and everything else is private only when the funding is private. Can you say that this is not a political act of one governments toward another? But rather from one people to another Diane von Furstenberg is clearly, the person who has spearheaded the fundraising for the new museum on liberty island without the efforts of people like Diane von Furstenberg. It would be absolutely impossible to undertake large projects like the museum. For years, the foundation wanted me to come unto board. And I didn't really need to go on another born Stephen Braganza, who's the president of the foundation came to me, and he had read my book, and in my book, I talk about my mother and my mother had been a prisoner during the war. She was in a concentration camp. Oh, thirteen months, but she survived, and I was born eighteen months after she survive. So she wrote me a little note, saying, God, save me so I can give you life by giving you live. You gave me my life back. You are my door to freedom. So he underlined the torch of freedom, and he came to the book, and he said, you've got to do this, because your mother said he would told you freedom. So I said, okay. And then I got involved. I raised the hundred million dollars. I mean, not on me, but I certainly raised three quarters of it, and it was actually easy because when you start to talk about her, and what she represents just people, some get moved. The new museum is exciting for us because it really allows more people to be able to access and learn a little bit more deeply about the statue of liberty to see some of the items that were used originally in fundraising well, over one hundred years ago, to see a little bit better the process of making the statue of liberty, even though we think of it as a work of art. It's also an engineering, marvel and so parts of the museum will really help our visitors to learn a little bit more about that. The great thing about having a museum is that people who will go there, not only will see the magnitude of this, that you, and what she represents in New York on that little line, and with the extrordinary view of New York, but also, they will understand the story how it came about. And it's funny because it's normal regular people who have given money to raise this woman who is the symbol of freedom and welcome. You know and at the bottom of fee has the broken chain. She has the torch light. She is pretty and nothing is more precious and beautiful than liberty. On the next episode of raising the torch. Because the concept of liberty is controversial a statue that supposedly represented embodied the concept of liberty would almost of necessity controversial itself. And the object of inspiring disagreement and discussion of exactly what liberty means and exactly what the statue ought to me. Jain us as we find out more about the fascinating history of the statue of nicotine. Raising the torch is a limited series podcast from the statue of liberty and Ellis, Island foundation and frequency media narrated by Diane von Furstenberg executive produced by Michelle Corey an Alex Loomis produced by Chloe Wilson content strategy, and research, by Jessica Olivier sound design by Cooper, Skinner music by Adam poulin sound engineering by Josephine Neo NAI and Paul wrist recorded at W A, M U in Washington, DC, Argo studios in New York City, and listen up audio in Atlanta special thanks to Alan. Kraut Melissa Magnuson, Kennedy very Marino, and the joint efforts of National Park Service and statue of liberty foundation, employee's for helping to bring this story to life.
"torch" Discussed on Raising the Torch
"Itself. The statue of liberty today, and it's new museum. You know, they, they contribute to the diverse popularity of the statute, so many areas, the statue of liberty museum invites visitors to have a chance to come close to the history, and meaning and symbolism of the statue, and of the public expression, freedom of expression about the statue. And about the meaning it has had to the pasta people and embraces visitors chance to express their own views. The statue always remains a matter of controversy and discussion precisely what liberty is, and what it entails has long been discussed. What does it mean to have liberty? To me the statue of liberty represents friendship represents liberty and freedom and a quality. It also represents change and Spiring to be better to be to be more to me. Liberty means the freedom of individual to accomplish or try to compass his or her goals, and am without being impeded interfered with having freedom by DEA 's freedom of thought and expression freedom of travel. That's freedom to me to me. Liberty means free expression, personal liberties all of the Uman rights, that we think of the right to move from one place to another the rights govern ourselves, the right to speak and express ourselves as we would the rights, worship God, as we see fit the freedom to be ourselves. Needless everything it's liberty is freedom to speak freedom to be freedom to be healthy is just freedom is, is no constraint. Thank you for listening to raising the torch a limited series podcast from the statue of liberty and Ellis, Island foundation and frequency media narrated by Diane von Furstenberg executive produced by Michelle Corey, and Alex Loomis produced by Chloe Wilson, content strategy and research, by Jessica, Olivier sound designed by Cooper, Skinner music by Adam poulin sound engineering by Josephine Neo NAI, and Paul roost recorded at W A, M U in Washington, DC, Argo studios in New York City, and listen up audio in Atlanta special thanks to Alan. Kraut Melissa Magnuson. Kennedy berry Marino, and the joint efforts of National Park Service and statue of liberty foundation employees for helping to bring this story to life.
"torch" Discussed on Raising the Torch
"These women. They rented a boat on the day. The statue was unveiled in eighteen eighty six. Toby twenty eighth and the leader of that group with a megaphone to her lips are made speeches demanding the right women to vote. They denounce the statue of the goddess as a sham a trick by men, men built and designed the statue, but it had nothing to do with the real problems of half the population of the country. And of course you can see their problem with us. So you're having the statue of liberty represented as a woman. In dedicating this huge enormous statue. And yet women were not allowed even on the islands and at the time I'm not allowed to vote. So it was the juxtaposition of the statue of liberty being this female representation of liberty, and then the reality that women could not vote. And there were other groups who felt similarly in that the Sach of liberty is celebrating the United States as this bastion of freedom and a quality and, and liberty. Of course. Chinese Americans felt particularly say upset about the statue of liberty because the Chinese exclusion act had been passed. And so specifically in categorically denied people from China of becoming citizens Chinese exclusion act was passed by congress in eighteen eighty two at the time when the statue was being unveiled the Chinese like African Americans and other racial minorities were the objects of severe patterns of discrimination and at times persecution. And so for them to the statue of liberty was problematic. They were patterns of prejudice against people of color everywhere, in the United States in the late nineteenth century and so to talk about a statue of liberty at the very moment. The Jim crow ISM was, so prominent in the south seem to be an enormous contradiction and many African Americans do not hesitate to point it out. In his writings in the nineteen sixties, the great African American novelist. James Baldwin regarded the statue of liberty is a cruel joke. W E B do boys, who had been a prominent African American leader in the late nineteenth in early part of the twentieth century, felt similarly to the way that Baldwin expressed it at a later time. Yours past these begins to evolve as a part of the feature of American thought and society and Coulter and social change. So the statue begins to alter she becomes absorbed. More into American patriotism, as an American symbol of nationalism 'nationalistic symbol, American defense against foreign enemies at against those who don't were opposed to freedom and democracy. And she became a symbol of everything that was thought that was needed to be uplifted in American society that needed more democracy. More freedom more light. So she became more symbolically involved in these sort of issues, and these were very diverse, you know from poverty liberty from vicious labor practices. Liberty all the social ills of society, the statue later would become more and more d- with. By organizations that were trying to help relieve these problems. The statue began to become a useful implement to freedom movements in other countries the statue was rapidly, replacing Uncle Sam as the symbol of the United States. But in other countries, it was the symbol of liberty the symbol of freedom. And so, when there are protests abroad, when there are protests by far nationals in the United States protesting oppression in their home countries, the statue of liberty is often wheeled out, we've seen it at protests in every corner of world. There were images of the statue of liberty and Hanneman square back in the nineteen eighties. There are images of liberty at protests in the United States during the episode TNN square there were students who had an image of the statue of liberty standing outside the Chinese embassy in the United. States here in Washington. And so the statue is kind of malleable, plastic figure if you will in the sense that it can come to embody the kinds of definitions that one lens to the notion of freedom to the notion of liberty itself.
"torch" Discussed on Raising the Torch
"Welcome to liberty island. How much effort, do you think it took to raise lady, Liberty's storage above the New York Arbor today technology allows us to collect donations from thousands of people in the click of button, but in the eighteen eighties crowdfunding was far greater in Deborah? And yet, the statue of liberty was made possible, only through the donations of hundreds of thousands of everyday French and Americans. It is I am DeAnne von Furstenberg. And this is raising the torch. On this episode. We will meet milissa, Magnuson Kennedy a supervising ranger for the National Park Service, American universities story in Allen, cropped and berry Marino is thorough in for the Ellis Island national museum of immigration together, we will learn about the fascinating fundraising tactics used to construct transport, and erect this beautiful beloved global beacon. The statue of liberty was really of the people in that the people of the United States, and the people of France, like normal, regular, everyday people not, not necessarily the super wealthy, not the super powerful. It was everyday, folks contributing toward the fundraising efforts and so paying for the statue of liberty and the pedestal. My name is Melissa Magnuson Kennedy. And I'm a supervisory park ranger at the statue of liberty national monument, the statue of liberty was a gift from the people of France to the people, the United States, but it was also meant to be a joint gift and so the people of France were responsible for fundraising and paying for the statue itself, and the people of the United States were responsible for fundraising and paying for the pedestal on which the statue of liberty stands cost the statue in, in the days that which fundraising took place was something like three hundred thousand and this'll be millions and millions of today's currency. I'm Barry Marino by Brian and historian, the statue of liberty national monument. And the Ellis Island national museum of immigration. The original funding statue of liberty were initiated by Edward Alaba, lay AA suggested the partnership in funding and Bartoli concurred with this idea and the two men. Agreed that the pedestal should be funded by the Americans and the great statue by the French. So this would draw the Americans into a close relationship with the French, and it also would would cement ties of the union with the Americans a great project product never before undertaken in the history of the world. I'm Alan craft university professor of history at American University in Washington DC bar, toadies, basic notion was that the French people could be persuaded to give this gift that it would be a matter of national pride for them, but they too, just like those in the United States had to be persuaded the French national government remained out of the picture. This was private fundraising for the statue of liberty the product was a private group. It was a faction of French people that were attracted to the idea of liberty and Republican constitutionalism. The passion. That's roused within the French populist for this statue is partly their own concerned with issues of liberty the debates that had been going on in France over the future of France, would it be a monarchy? Would it be a Republic? And also, the tremendous national pride that the French took in having from their point of view given birth to the United States or helped in a most difficult birth, the birth of a of a Republic on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. There were fundraising efforts on both sides of the Atlantic and people in the United States. We're not really forthcoming with their money. There was a number of campaigns and yet there were continual delays with the building of the pedestal, because there was not enough money being actually raised on this side of the Atlantic the amount of funds at first, that were needed were relatively light after all this was a gift from France to the United States, it was only when it was clear that there was a need for a pedestal on which the put the statue that fundraising had to occur within the United States. The governments of the United States was not involved. This was going to be a private endeavor. Fundraising for the pedestal was initiate, eight hundred seventy seven the fundraising was geared towards the wealthy was dinners parties. It was concerts, musically events and this did raise thousands of dollars from the rich the next phase of the fundraising shifted from the wealthy classes because the building for the pedestal got to be more and more complicated. There wasn't quite enough to finish the job in terms of money soon. If a pedestal committee found that their coffers were empty, and they had to halt, the construction of the pedestal, and the statue, meanwhile had actually arrived. Other cities did not hesitate to say that, if New Yorkers did not want the statue, if they were not willing to support the pedestal for the statue of a statue could always find the home elsewhere in their cities. So eventually Joseph Pulitzer of Pulitzer prize fame came up with really ingenious idea. Basically crowd sourcing. So he had to say DEA where if you would donate any amount it didn't matter the amount. It could be a nickel. It could be a thousand dollars. Whatever whatever you can afford to the campaign. He would print your name in the New York World which was as newspaper. And so people of course, like, hey, who doesn't want their name in the paper? So people would donate and get their name in the paper. Now, it was also brilliant as a newspaper owner, because they didn't say when your name would be printed and. So people would go out and buy the paper looking for their name. And then if it wasn't there bite, again only the poor people only the ordinary working men and women, the housewives or husbands kids immigrants maids in hotels, anyone who wants to donate. So they raised one hundred and two thousand dollars in a very short time, a couple of months or so. And it was astonishing liquid people said in pennies nickels, dimes dollars whatever they had. I think what made Pulitzer's campaign unique in special was the enthusiasm that Pulitzer through his newspapers stirred in the overall project and in the involvement of rank and file Americans, no matter how poor they were no matter how young they were. And that's spirit the spirit of the democratization of the funding of the statue. I think is what's important had. They the will a handful of New York millionaires. Could easily have funded that pedestal? But how much more appropriate to have the pennies of school children and the coins of people of very modest means those who had been born in America, and those who had come to America to fund this stash? Now, it really is a people to people endeavor. The, the funding of the pedestal in the United States is part of a larger portrait if you will of philanthropy and how philanthropy occurs in countries that are monarchies with very extensive wealthy controlling aristocracy. It's preferred that the philanthropy come from the top down in the United States. However, it's a democracy, and we want what we would broadly call by in two different projects. The statue of liberty L silent foundation is our nonprofit partner and they have been raising money to really help the statue of liberty for a number of years. So in the nineteen eighties they started and were doing a lot of fundraising just to have the restoration of the statue of liberty in the nineteen eighties. So coming up on the statues hundredth birthday so to speak, we realized, oh, there's some things that need to be fixed updated and so forth. And so, the statue of liberty L silent foundation was formed to really can raise money for that endeavor. And now with this fundraising effort, raising a lot of money through variety of kind of avenues to be able to support this Newseum.
"torch" Discussed on Raising the Torch
"Welcome to liberty island. Can you imagine America without the statue of liberty raising her torch today, lady liberty is embraced as a symbol of hope and freedom, but that wasn't always the case of very creation, provoked a chorus of divers voices yearning for truly Berty. I am the an I and bird and they says raising the torch. On this episode will meet Ellis Island story in very Marino, and National Park Service, ranger milissa, Magnuson, Kennedy and American universities story in Allen crowds with them as our guide will understand the makes the pinions surrounding the statue. And how she became a Universum reminder of liberty over time. I'm Alan kraut university. Professor of history at American University in Washington DC. The statue of liberty is a matter of debate because the concept of liberty is a matter of debate in some ways, it's one of its strengths is that it inspires the in it inspires, construction and reconstruction rhetorically because the concept of liberty is controversial a statue that supposedly represented embodied the concept of liberty would almost of necessity controversial itself, and the object of inspiring disagreement and discussion of exactly what liberty means and exactly what the statue often mean. I'm Barry Marino, librarian, and historian of the statue of liberty national monument. And the Ellis Island national museum of immigration. Start to liberties role has been very diverse. It has changed a lot since the time, the French brought her to these shores unveiled, or as a gift, she really was kind of on the fringes, because the statue was the conception of the French about what America is it wasn't about what Americans think they are. The French thought Americans. When the potential gift was offered to the United States. It did not exactly inspire a wave of enthusiasm. There were some who sort of shrug their shoulders and were puzzled by the notion of this gift. There's a great deal of divisiveness over the statute Bartholdi, and those who supported Bartholdi were very much aware that the site of a foot shattering a shackle could be deeply offensive to southerners who had fought what they regarded as the great lost cause a noble endeavour to preserve a style of life as well as states rights. You notice that the shackle is under the foot of lady liberty, but not visible easily, and it's very modest actually, when you think of what might have been created to show the emancipation of African Americans. This was a modest gesture in a way an elegant understatement, but nevertheless, understatement. After the statue is in the process of being erected and is dedicated and so on bears a different kind of opposition to the statue. Now, the opposition is coming from groups within the population who feel that the process of extending liberty has not been extended to them. My name is Melissa Magnuson Kennedy. And I'm a supervisory perk, ranger at the statue of liberty national monument to the people of the United States, the statue of liberty meant a variety of things. So to some people, I'm sure represented. This amazing work of art, this gift from the people of France. The Cy DEA that the United States was a democracy, but to many people, it also represented that maybe we weren't quite there yet. And so for a lot of people the statue of liberty was reminder that, that there wasn't equality yet in the United States for all people women could not vote and the suffragette movement woman, suffrage, it's called was on the rise, as you might say and New York had its own state suffrage association. These
"torch" Discussed on Raising the Torch
"Talent. I see the statue continuing to evolve as the culture changes America will evolved just as did the twentieth century. And these first two decades this current century. So the statue will be a part of change in social change in society and people will react to the statue in their own situations. I think the statue of liberty will continue to represent human aspiration toward liberty self-governance. Freedoms of all sorts moving forward. It will in a sense be what it is today. And that is the fulcrum of discussion and debate over concepts of freedom and liberty. And that's what it should be. For future generations, the statue of liberty will be the symbol of friendship the symbol of liberty and democracy. But I do think it'll be a symbol for change, and always, always striving to be better be better person. Be a better community be a better country. Be a better world. On the next episode of raising the door. The spirit of the democratization of the funding of the statue. I think is what's important had they the will a handful of New York millionaires could easily have funded that pedestal. But how much more appropriate to have the pennies of school children and the coins of people of very modest means those who had been born in America, and those who had come to America to fund this stash? Jain us as we find out more about the fascinating history of the statue of. Raising the torch is a limited series podcast from the statue of liberty and Ellis, Island foundation and frequency media narrated by Diane von Furstenberg executive produced by Michelle Corey an Alex Loomis produced by Chloe Wilson content strategy, and research, by Jessica Olivier sound design by Cooper, Skinner music by Adam poulin sound engineering by Josephine Neo ni- and Paul reuest recorded at W A, M U in Washington, DC, Argo studios in New York City, and listen up audio in Atlanta. Special thanks to Alan. Kraut Melissa Magnuson. Kennedy berry Marino, and the joint efforts of National Park Service and statue of liberty foundation, employee's for helping to bring this story to life.
"torch" Discussed on Raising the Torch
"World. The torch is literally, a beacon of light, it is meant to enlighten, the world, not just with light, but also with the ideas of liberty and democracy. There's also the crown with the rays coming out of the crown the next thing you look at is the toddler in the left arm. This tablet has the date of the declaration of independence and the enrollment numerals. So that symbolizes that the United States, the creation of this country. One of the, the feet is planted squarely on some shackles, and it's clear that the shackles have been shattered these of the shackles that hold people in bondage, and now they are being shattered by the embodiment of liberty. The statue has evolved in its meaning over time, initially the statue had nothing to do with immigration, absolutely nothing. The French did not mention immigration, the Americans who are involved in the project, did not mention immigration, the only person who mentioned immigration was a young poets named Emma Lazarus. She had been asked to write a poem as a fundraiser for the set of liberty. And so she wrote the new colossus which may not sound familiar, but the words of that poem are very much familiar, I think, to a lot of people, so give me your tired. Your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teaming shore. Send these the homeless tempest toss to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door, and that stanza embody. As in many ways, the connection between immigration and the statue of liberty. Between eighteen eighty and the nineteen twenties approximately twenty three and a half million immigrants came to the United States. It was up to that point largest immigration in American history. And it was this immigration that seemed to reflect the kinds of sentiments, that Lazarus had expressed here, war the huddled masses, coming to the United States in ever-greater numbers here worthy people who were coming out of poverty, in search of opportunity in search of freedom, and so the migration and the statue became tied together. Like many Americans really many people throughout the world have ancestors, who came through Ellis Island. So my great grandfather, my grandmother, on my dad's side actually came through all the silent today. We see the statue of liberty from fairies that bring us out to, to liberty island at that time you would have approached from further back on a steamship that it just entered the harbour from the Atlantic Ocean. And so it'd be amazing to see it in bigger and bigger as the steamship gets closer and closer to liberty island and then passes right by it. But at the time it was one of the tallest things in the harbor. And so for immigrants seeing this enormous statue seemingly welcoming them to the United States. It would have been very, very impressive. The statue of liberty would not have been the green that we're familiar with today, but rather the color of an American penny. So that brownish reddish color. That you would see if you just pull out a handful of change. And then, of course, over the court couple decades at turned into the green that were so familiar with. Today, the statue of liberty is still we symbol that we are striving to be something more to be better to be even more free and the meaning as evolved over time and it changes in this a little bit different with every single visitor every single person who sees the statue of liberty. Because the statue was one scholar road is a hollow icon and people can fill it with any thoughts or ideologies, or fancies are tick notions or anything they want and people have done it at amazingly well. I think that if Edward Alaba were alive. He would be absolutely thrilled with what the statue of liberty has become on international symbol of freedom. A place where people come to contemplate the possibilities of human liberty and all the freedoms and self-governance that he has spiraled to for France, as well as for the United States bar told you would be quite gratified that the statue stands that it is identified with him. And to have a piece of one's own work. One's own vision decoupling, the symbol of liberty and human aspiration. What could be a greater tribute to an artist talent.
"torch" Discussed on Raising the Torch
"Welcome to liberty island. Have you ever in mired something so much that you dedicated your life to honoring it? For one man. It was nabbed Marais Shen this great for America and the concept of individual liberty that inside one of the largest statues the world had ever seen the statue of. I am the envelope is them burn. And this is raising the dodge. On this episode will meet American University historian. Allan crowd Ellis Island story in very Marino, and National Park Service ranger milissa, Magnuson Kennedy who will journey us back in time, it is doing the next few minutes that you learn about the people. Responsible for breathing life into lady liberty, you will also explore how it symbolism as volved from upholding, the portions of individual liberty to becoming a modern day beacon of safe harbor. I'm Alan crowd university professor of history at American University in Washington c the concept of the statue of liberty really came out of a discussion between Edward LA gay, who was French scholar, constitutional scholar, and a sculptor named Frederick August. Bartoli Lebowa was very great. Admirer of the United States. He was terribly concerned about what monarchism had done to France. He was deeply involved in thinking about talking about lecturing about writing about politics of Europe in the nineteenth century. And of course, the United States he was particularly excited by the outcome of the American civil war, the emancipation of four million slaves, and also the long relationship that the United States had had with France, going back to the Rev. Solution when the French came to our aid. And so for all of these reasons lobby. Lobley was excited about the possibility of engaging with the United States and in his mind celebrating the freedom of the slaves, celebrating the outcome of the civil war, and celebrating the long relationship between France and the United States. I'm Barry Marino, librarian, and historian of the statue of liberty national monument. And the Ellis Island national museum of immigration law, Belay uses America, as a symbol of, of good things. He sees Bartoli as the tool by which he can achieve his aim of giving a gift because it's lobby begin to think a gift to the Americans sensual, as we approach the centennial, it was Bartoli, of course, the sculptor, who drew his attention to the possibilities of a statue, and particularly colossus in the form of a woman. Bartholdi was born in eighteen thirty four. And so he was still very much young man. He was young man in search of projects, and he was in search of big projects, he was a sculptor of considerable talent that talent was just beginning to be recognized in his home country of France. And he was thinking about what he could do that would attract more attention to his work and to the kind of sculpture that he appreciated, and he most appreciated very large expressions. And he is, so she aided the large sculpture with big ideas. Certainly a statue somewhere in the United States, that would express the friendship of France and the United States, as well as the notion of liberty. Well, what could be a bigger idea than that. It's a goddess the Roman goddess Lieber TASS in Latin in, and she's going to be one hundred fifty one feet tall. She's going to be the, tallest man made structure in New York City, the statue of liberty was constructed initially in a workshop and then the finished parts were Bill to constructive an open, courtyard, so people walking down the street could see the rising goddess of liberty. And of course, they were stunned because the statue of liberty was two biggest statue in Paris, as she came to the finish cover construction. And so the Parisians fell in love with the goddess, so French, so they were very much amazed and charmed by the great goddess of liberty. The statue of liberty is a work of art, of course. And so as a work of art, there's a lot of symbolism. And of course, these things can mean really anything that the viewer once because we all kind of interpret art and kind of make it our own away, by by really thinking about the different parts of it in a way that connects to us. My name is Melissa Magnuson Kennedy. And I'm a supervisory park ranger at the statue of liberty national monument. The statue of liberty even though that's will be call the sexual day. The debases the full name is the statue of liberty in lightening the world, I get it. You know, we want to shorten things, but the full name of the satchel liberty is just amazing because it kind of really tells more about what the purpose of the statue is was to spread these ideals of liberty throughout the entire world. Not just to United States, not just to France. The entire world.
"torch" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
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"torch" Discussed on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast
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