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"valerie" Discussed on First Online With Fran
"Thriller alerts where two months after I finished treatment. I ended up doing a forty mile bike marathon. And I didn't think that I could do it. And I remember the morning of the bike marathon I was with my friend Wendy and a couple of other friends and I said to all of them. You know what I said. I'm not going to finish this, so don't worry about that. I'm going to go as far as I can go maybe about ten miles and then I'm going to drop out the. Don't you worry? And I said I'm going to do the best that I can, and then on the bike marathon I hit mild ten, and then mile fifteen friend, and then mild twenty and I was like Oh. My Gosh I'm going to do this, I. I can't believe I'm GonNa do this, and then I was hitting the last few miles. It's it ends last. Part of it is on the Verizon Bridge which is huge bridge, and this isn't a show and I kept pumping my legs and I was like I'm GonNa, do this I'm going to do this? And then when I descended down the last half of the bridge and I could see the finish line Fran. It was the greatest moment of my life I was gonNA. Do it I said Oh my God. I'm doing this I'm doing this. And when I crossed that say this line. It was the most triumphant. Day of my life, because not only did I finish the marathon. It represented finishing and crossing the finish line with cancer. And I remember. My friend said to me. You Know Valerie I. Know You said you didn't you didn't think you were going to finish it that she goes? You know what? Wendy said I knew you would. And so that part of the the of the pink coke is that finish line and that finish line for all of us. The crossing that finish line to get the justice, we want to end the corona virus, and and everything that we need to do in our lives we can do, and the other thing is. That humor is so important. And when I was when I was in treatment, I actually kept performing Improv while. I was in treatment and data really helped me. Whenever I felt well enough I was still performing I had no hair. I've put.
"valerie" Discussed on Yahoo Finance Presents
"COMES, back for everybody, not just a few and I would mention I was just looking back over a statement that the Business Roundtable Organization of nearly two hundred largest companies in our country. Put out last. August, where they really. Fundamentally looked at their corporate purposes than it used to be Shero return. That was the primary purpose, and they've broadened it to say that stakeholders should be part of that announced for corporations as well. The employer employees the suppliers the The science, and so I think we have an opportunity here with the corporate community to say, what are we doing? To be part of the solution to end racism and discriminatory practices. What are we doing? We build our economy to make sure it is revealed for everybody, and then disparities have been laid bare we try to. Have One last question with Valerie and I want to chat with you about your book. Essentially, ask you what readers can expect from you with these new editions about trump era politics. Well I did add two new chapters to the end of because I might be back with finished a year later in a gave me a chance to look at our climate with a little more context and I tried to take a step back and look at it. context of lessons I learned so for example I joined local government because mayor Harold Washington than the elected mayor of Chicago, Progressive Racial Leader and he died just three months after I arrived and the lesson I learned. There is when you have the baton. You have to bake every single day. Count. It's all precious and he you because you never know when something sudden would happen in a sense. heartbreak that that caused in Chicago was still current, and it isn't that we haven't had Progressive Mayor Simpson, but we put all of our eggs in the leadership basket, and I think we need to make sure that we are getting engaging citizens so that when we do have changes. There is enough pressure to keep that momentum. Go and and I. Don't think that happened. When president trump was elected, we're seeing we're seeing enormous amount of activism, and that pressure needs to keep up in a sense. The midterm elections were good example. I mentioned this. Of where? He will have a wake up. Call that elections do have consequences, and and they got out and vote voted and then. The. Last part of my book is really about becoming a grand mom, a grandma to an African American black and Brown grandson and the challenges. He's pointy face. Growing up in this toxic climate isn't a heavy hard, and so it was really what I wish for him and what I wished for his generation. In terms of positive change and I finished it or Would nineteen eighty-four. What we're seeing in terms of the focus on a police misconduct. and. I'm hoping that. He will grow up in a time where we appealed considerably calmer. We are now glad he's just a baby I. Hope this this era of of. Of The historical discrimination racism that we've seen in our country makes a lot of progress. By the time he comes of age I don't look forward to. His parents had to give him the talk that every ever African. Family currently has to give their sons and. Their daughters. Valerie Jarrett. Joining us today, you're welcome. Thanks a lot..
Everything you need to know about the launch of Valorant
"We talk a lot about the new game Valerie incident official gamers have been retiring to go play Valentine's but one of the most viewed games on twitch while still in beta well now it is finally out of beta and available for all to play but its launch week wasn't looking so good we're beard what's going on with Valerie man so Valerie is finally out of beta it is currently almost half up its the you can't play competitively on Valerie right now it's only on competitive matches what don't think that that might is is one of the things may be contributing to people not playing it as much a little bit but here's the thing this is the first chance that people have to buy all download it right like the beta had a lot of people playing it but is still closed beta right just by virtue of what it is there's the liking of the stream numbers got so far up there because people have to watch somebody playing the game in order to get the invite to get the access to the beta yes and so then what then happened is they they launched on June second which was a I Tuesday and the problem is they did it on the same day that that social media blackout in solidarity with black lives matter while and I definitely didn't help and so what happened is there was a lot of people A. off social media be a lot of large streamers like Dr disrespect a ninja and made shot and all these different guys who just worked streaming at all but then yes like the lack of competitiveness the competitive mode is just tough at the moment and it's it's the biggest thing is you can go and see the general temperature of how people feel about the game by going to Metacritic right now the average score on Metacritic for this game is twenty six out of a hundred so yeah it's very low it's been kind of slaughtered like they you know they they really have been dipping into two pools during the the beta this the counterstrike go players and the overwatch players right and it seems like they haven't done a great job yet according to it you know like popular consensus of of winning over either of those you know I mean I I think one of the other issues you look at two is there were so many people that were able to play the beta if they watch long enough right that I got to be that you know I think that a lot of people have made up their mind already you know Jake Lyon casting the overwatch league you know I do a show with the L. S. as he took the check might be dot com plug you know he said he basically did his placement in the beta and he's like you know those those fibers are really my game he's done with it now right I think a lot of people got excited and caught up in a just a new game the bait is out I really want to get I don't be left behind my friends are playing and if they're still in there still and that's great you know looking right now it's which one two three four five it's a seven game wins the game ninety one point seven K. yeah that's not bad right but even you know stuff like minecraft counterstrike call of duty four night grand about a fiver still beating it out but I think you're at the point now where the beta that what is your big reveal that was a big numbers I know that now the game is officially live but people are already decided if they like it or not I what's weird to me is like if you've been following any of the professional E. sports organizations they're all announcing teams they just announced he go who used to be a counterstrike god who's now going over and starting he's the team captain for a hundred thieves it died team T. ten they just announced two different teams there is another I. Janji announced a team but like to be fair landing for the future right because the fact that riot first of all they know how to do E. sports like league of legends is the most profitable Eastport right now like they operated in the black for a long or sorry in the red for a long time the faces are making profits with it citing the people are looking at Valerie and they want in on the ground floor and it's gonna take some investment and that's gonna take some trust in Ryan in in this game and some investing in the long term James a delay do you think that it's going to be able to survive because in my opinion I don't know if if they don't start out of the gate strong if they're going to be able to keep their head above water long term I would like to think that the bills survived but I mean I've I feel like I'm not in a position to speak to that but I do have a question I'm kind of confused so you're saying this is not available for competitive play meaning like that you can't queue up and had to be ranked rank system yet right right so used to playing in the with the winner five it doesn't matter it doesn't matter you know you're not really playing for anything why are they still put out this team's making his team just practice I did I didn't get I think like Robbie said to get ahead of the ready yeah get ready for it in there and there are still you know independent tournaments that are going on there's just no there's no way that you James could log on and play competitively in be ranked anything like that right but there are still tournaments that are happening were obviously you know there's prize pools and stuff into it like that so this still competitive play involved but nothing officially like rain through nothing decade actual players can get it was the one thing I was kind of confused about yeah I mean honestly I don't I don't think that that is terrible right I I think that the people are putting too much stock in only on its live in no one's playing as much as they were in the beta well of course not the beta was hype you know they were bots trying to farm keys was also inflated but when you look at where it's sitting compared to other games it's doing fine I don't think there's any way to fix the sevens game I've right it'll still survive survive forever I don't know will be as big as legal legends R. sum was other games that people are watching the plane it might not hit those milestones but I feel like it's going to have a little longevity for awhile especially people all these pro gamers that are leaving their their actual game they have to do it for that yeah there's gonna be some behind it is still gonna have some sort of a a life behind every surveillance not having the best first
"valerie" Discussed on Your Last Meal With Rachel Belle
"If you Google Valerie Bertinelli, a lot of the articles I mean almost every single article that comes up has to do with weight loss, weight, gain weight loss over and over throughout the years and she used to be spokesperson for Jenny Craig so that might fit into it as well, but this year. Valerie is still talking about her weight, but she's coming at it from a new angle I thought to come to the realization that I must. Love Myself. In the body that I am into day, no matter what I think, it looks like a no matter how badly I judge it, but just be grateful. For what I have in this world today Valerie recently turned sixty, and she's been very public about the fact that she lost her father. She says she's always use food as a coping. But now she's working hard to find a healthy relationship with eating her mantra of the year is choosing happy. I've been choosing happy my whole life, no matter if I was happy or not one of those things about you know fake it till you make it and I just realized by this age. I don't WanNa fake it till I. Make It anymore I I WanNa feel that pure joy that comes from just being alive from just being grateful from just appreciating what I've worked for him. What I have in my life as opposed to mild depression and anxiety that I seem to have live in my head, and there's gotta be a way and I know I'm not the only one that feels this way to not. Not have to fake it till I make it anymore, but really feel that and then just appreciate the down days for what they are. You know it's just your voice in your head needing to be heard because there's an old pain that needs to be soothed and soothing that without eating and I'm learning a lot about the separation of the brain and the. The heart and the feelings if I don't do the emotional work, I'll never lose the weight. I don't want to be about just losing the way I want it to be more about finding my emotional sanity, so that I can appreciate and Love Myself For who I am today and I am so that when I do lose the weight. It won't come back. And that was Valerie Bertinelli is last meal watch the new season of her food network. Show Valerie's home cooking, so Jessica Four. We started chatting. I received a very secret email of all of the shows that are coming up on the new season of your show. My I immediately went to the episode. That's called. It's Taddei I had read that you have six cats. which is my tree, your living, my dream right now. Oh, my God, do you want any because I have too many? The two that just came to me recent roots, because my mother passed away, and they were her cat so I have a little piece of her with me, but boy. It's six boys. It's a lot six boys. And then sweet Luna our dog. She's a girl. God bless her thinks to Biggie Benneton James Beard Award winning Cookbook Pasta Granny's. It is one of the best cookbooks I've gotten in years. I haven't cooked anything from it. I may never cook anything, but it's one of those cookbooks where the pictures everything looks so good that you just want to take bed and.
"valerie" Discussed on Your Last Meal With Rachel Belle
"I'm Rachel Bell, and this is your last meal. I show that famous people and the stories behind the foods. They love most today on the program after and Emmy Award Winning Food Network Host Valerie Bertinelli her show salaries home cooking just kicked off its new season, but her big break was on a show called one day at a time that aired from nineteen, seventy, five to nineteen eighty-four. Don't be fooled by the name of the show. It was not a soap opera. You went from soap opera star to Food Network Star. Can you talk about how you made that transition Why was never on a soap opera but I? I was on comedy. Okay, that's my mistake and shows my age because I always thought one day at a time I'm I'm sorry about that. That's cool. It's not the first time someone said that to me. Absolutely not you know even looked up the show and you're such a little baby hidden. Those first pictures are so cute. I am I. Am I was like fifteen years old? Yeah, my God Sword Bearings first question that I asked this woman and I'm so glad that she was gracious, and she laughed at me, because I was dying inside an proud of you. Rachel for including, you could have easily admitted your gaffe. Valerie grew up eating her Italian. Grandmothers homemade pasta which gave me the perfect excuse to interview someone I've been wanting to interview Vicky Benson. She's the creator of Pasta Granny's. It's a youtube channel. It's an instagram feed, and it's a beautiful cookbook and I'm not just saying that I'm obsessed with this cookbook. That just one James Beard Award Vicky. Created her own dream job. She travels all around Italy filming. Granny's are everyday cooks, and documenting them as they make regional homemade pastas in their kitchens slightly talk about weather, but the Italians talk about foods so whole conversations about what they had what they will have. The conversation kind of just flows along food in a way that it never doesn UK lots of Pasta. Talk is coming up, so make sure that you have at least a box of I don't know I. don't care if it's like a dollar box of Pasta from the grocery store because I guarantee you by the end of this episode. You were going to want to be eating pasta, but I my interview with Valerie Bertinelli. Growing up and eating and cooking, you have the best Italian name I understand that your grandma, and of course your mom were a big influence in your cooking as a kid growing it into a cooking adult. Yes, I've always cooked at home. I've always watched my mother and my knee, and my aunts, and all the inventiveness that they would do with their recipes, and all that delicious yummy Italian food, and that just always loved it definitely, my mom's lasagna, really great cheesecake, my grandmother's Fried Bread, or the nookie or the capillary Umbro The smells can take me back to my aunt. Add lines basement, watching my nonni. Cook Valerie was married to Eddie Van Halen for about twenty years, and then when I met Ed's mom Mrs Van Halen who happened to be Indonesian and Dutch I learned a lot from her to all of those really spicy wonderful, some ball, Gordon, Chang and peace on gardening, and Gado Gado and Balmy all those really wonderful dishes. She taught me a lot to after Valerie wrote a cookbook sharing the Italian recipes that she grew up with she approached the food network and said, would you be interested in maybe doing a show where I travel around Italy and find out all of the recipes and my ancestry, and that all came about, and they said well. No, we're not interested in that, but would you do morning? Kitchen show in the kitchen? It K. and I was like Oh. Yeah, I'll do that. You mean the way that you know pioneer woman and I'm GONNA and thirty minute meals and Yada those kinds of things. So yeah, that was very exciting. And here we are five years later and I WANNA. Talk about behind the scenes of what it's like making a cooking show because when you watch it, everything is like so neat and tidy, and you know it. Comes out so ten seasons. That is a lot a lot of recipes. Do you come up with these menus by yourself? Do you have a team? What's the process for deciding what you're going to cook on the show each week? I have the most amazing culinary staff. They're crazy talented. I have a terrific recipe, developer and Tester. She lives in Houston and we. We all get on the phone months and months and months before we actually start shooting the show when we talk about the different episodes are going to be doing what they're about and what we want to eat and what we want to make, and then I keep a running list on my note section on my phone of different inspiring ideas that I'll have. Throughout the year. What I'm interested in what I might WanNa Cook and I'll start saying I want to do this. What showed you think we can fit this into? I haven't done my stuffed cabbage yet, and then they'll come at me with different ideas like we haven't done fish in a while. Let's do a fish and I'm like I'm GonNa make an interesting and my culinary producers. She said well. We're doing cashew topping and it happened to be the most amazing fish and that's going to. To, be on the first episode, coming back with Angela Kinsey you. We do a lot of talking a lot of developing and then a lot of testing and tasting Valerie Living American version of an Italian life lots of food talk all the time, and hopefully not much talk about the boring weather. That's one of the worst things about living in Seattle is people like to talk about the weather all the time here? Let's talk about Spaghetti instead like you know rainy with a chance of meatballs. Wouldn't come back Valerie shares her last meal, and then we get to talk about everyone's favorite food. I mean it bright every if you don't like Pasta I, don't like you. Dr Out. Oh hello, it's me again. I wanted to invite you to a new book club that I recently created. It's called talk less read more over the past two weeks as we've mourned. The deaths of George Floyd and Brianna. Taylor and a lot of injustices have been exposed in this country. I know a lot of us want to do more and when very. Very useful thing we can do is to educate ourselves about race and about white privilege, so talk less read more is a community book club to motivate us. Do the work and read some valuable material. The book that we're reading is very popular primer. It's called, so you want to talk about race? It's a New York Times. Bestseller written by Seattle writer. Olo Dick up the book read a few chapters. Read the whole thing, and on Thursday June eighteenth we will have a virtual book club on. Zoom, because that's how we do business these days text the word book, two, nine, eight, nine, seven three, and we will send you the website, so you can register a sign up. Get Zoom, invite and the discussion questions. Oh, and I'm co hosting the club with my friend. Friend over at seven ten ESPN Seattle Danny O'Neill, and this is not Danny and I teaching you anything. We're reading the book. We're going to be learning right along with you now. To be clear, this is not a debate. This is not a place to fight about the protests, or if the police are right or wrong, we are looking to have an honest civilized conversation about the book and do the work together. To. Join talk less read more textbook, two, nine, eight, nine, seven, three, textbook, two, nine, eight,.
"valerie" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"One of the parts of Valerie just calling out locations of enemies your teammates and weird beard as a game that centers around that weird beard clean I'm gonna play this game so what we're gonna be doing is we are going to be testing the trust between Robbie and James so control I don't trust him all you have to do is trust his gut sense now here's what's happening I like to get got sins like when James said a big part of Valerie many first person shooters being able to describe exactly where on the map that opponent is so you have these things called call out we're just designating a specific spot instead saying there's a guy over there so I have a list of some weird call outs Valerie that are real and some that are fake James you're going to tell us what do you think it's real estate Kerr and lobby has to approve your answer like he's your boss your manager back in the river for Robbie so we're gonna start out we'll start with an easy one first off I need you to tell me is we've got a real call out in Valerie cook as we could a real call I'm trying to think so because I know it's like you used to smoke tobacco could it be something that is invalid I'm gonna say it is not a real call of invalid Robbie I'll go with it going with his trust in me is when trusted me and it's failed him who is a real call Valerie what is hookah referring to invalid it's like a big room that has a hook inside of it so some of these things aren't necessarily like a the one that is an easy one I guess we've played Valerie there's a problem I'm waiting for you to get your control so that we can one be one so it's a fair match I know you lose in this game how come you you geniuses here didn't tell me that PS four controllers much more.
Firefighters tackle flames near Hay-Adams hotel during overnight protests in Washington
"The unrest spreading to a DC hotel an iconic one WTOP's team coverage of the protests continues Valerie bonk as protesters marched through the streets flames could be seen shortly before midnight near the hay Adams hotel DC fire and EMS spokesman Vito modulo when we arrived what we found is a several story high scaffolding as part of a construction site along with the trash chute that they use a dump but the breed Ballard from the upper floors he said a wooden section of the scaffolding was entirely engulfed in flames but that they were able to control it fairly quickly there was no fire extension into the hay Adams whatsoever that revoked WTOP
Tax Credit for Keeping Workers on Payrolls Draws Bipartisan Interest
"Package there does seem to be growing bipartisan support for the idea of expanding an existing wage subsidy keep workers on payrolls and help businesses stay afloat Richard Rubin covers US tax policy for the Wall Street journal is written about this and joins us live now in the KCBS ring central news line Richard thanks for the tennis one is what we're talking about here is a tax credit and for those of us who don't cover economics for the TV basically explain how this works relative to other ideas that are out there yeah thanks for having me this is basically a a wage subsidy so basically means that the government would cover anywhere up to eighty percent of wages and benefits for an employee it in and it's really by up to forty five thousand in Valerie and benefits so what that means is that for employers that are suffering from closures or from revenue decline they would have sort of a a partner in paying their workers which is the government so essentially when we say tax credit if you dig it comes off of whatever taxi company would know does it turn into a surplus if if the number it adds up to they get a check back from the government they can basically if you know the the amount of the credit is the percentage of wages that that they would get and then but the company does to get the money is instead of sending it payroll tax instead of sending him even like the employees income taxes they just tell the government how much the employees they're withholding for the employees and they have to keep that money so one of the advantages of this is that it's really fast instead of spending money in the company and the employer just keeps it and then on top of that if there's not if that's not enough to cover the full amount of the subsidy you can file a special form to get money back faster for the IRS so this is a for a small business means the quarterly tax payments the bi weekly payrolls all that they could be sitting on cash that otherwise would be heading to Washington exactly the idea is just to turn the payroll system the plumbing of the payroll system around instead of like companies and employers spending money and they get to just keep it potentially get some back it is a real key distinction between the way this works now and under the expanded proposal for small firms versus large firms small firms from employers can get credit for paying people whether they're working or not and larger firms can get only if they're paying people not to work it's actually furloughed and your reporting founded tell Democrats and Republicans alike seem relatively warm to this idea yeah I mean for for Democrats it's a fool like the payroll tax cut the president wants but there's some advantages to it over that okay this has to be somewhat larger per employee and it's more targeted and and for publicans they're really looking for an off ramp from the six hundred dollar a week extra client benefits looking for ways to kind of support the workforce encourage hiring and and retention without necessarily keeping unemployment benefits quite as high and and so it could be tricky though going forward trying to figure out how to calibrate this because they're certainly going to be some plaintiffs out there where there's going to be extended unemployment into ministries for a long time so how do you have to manage that while also trying to encourage people to stay on payroll and hire people back
"valerie" Discussed on No End In Sight
"I I think the biggest thing that I'm hoping to start saying and I think I see this so much because it's in part. My work is that we are looking at chronic illness. More like a disability issue And not like A. I don't know like a a tourist thing I felt like sometimes. Sometimes we're not thinking about chronic illness when we're looking at policy and legislation and things as it relates to disability policy and protections and. I hope things like this podcast and listen to some of the other interviews and I think it really helps to highlight. How much of a daily? I mean you'd think that would be defined in in use of the term chronic right but I think because of the flares because of the ups and downs right and for a lot of people just the not quite so evident nature of a lot of chronic illness. That it's really easy for that to get overlooked in a lot of our discourse that I just I really appreciate people like you. That are putting these stories out there because it helps the people that do the work for that. I do to show why this is important beyond some of kind of what we have our standard idea of or definition Of what we think disability as we think it looks like yeah. I know I work with people because I- disability policy. I work with disabled people all the time and how frequently other people who have had. Maybe maybe have congenital disability or some other kind of physical disability had just never really considered the wave for example stress might affect somebody's disability because that's not necessarily something that exacerbates their disability right or different things like that and it's I think more comes out of a like a naive space but so to them it might not be as important to talk about overtime restrictions or something like that because extra work doesn't cause anything worse for them where some sometimes I feel like I'm killing myself to work fulltime job right and and so those kind of discourses are able to happen when people hear these kinds of stories and so I think hopefully the conversation continues to go that way. Because there's there's things that have to be looked at a little bit differently because chronic illness different. Yeah Yeah and one of the things I don't even this is something that I'm still trying to develop better language about. But it's like I think so. Many conversations about our about static accommodations and. That's the thing right like okay if we put in a ramp if we put in an accessible bathroom if we put on closed captions like boom done. We fixed that problem. We did the thing. It's accessible now and those are big things. I'm not trying to say that we don't need and want to keep working on them. And I'm also not trying to say that those problems are solved across the board and everything is good for people who need ramps and closed captions. Because I know that that's not true but because that's like such a common probably cultural understanding of what an accommodation looks like. This is exactly what you're speaking to is. Like there's this whole other world accommodations that people with chronic illness typically need and some of them overlap but a lot of them. Don't and it's like even. Yeah having a flexible flexible schedule. So overtime's a great example. But if I'm going to have like I haven't been working working in two years and I'm very functional. Now I think I could probably go out and get some contract work but I need to be able to work lying down. I need to be able to work lying down. Like eighty percent of the time and so that's not a thing that people think of as an accommodation right. It's just not and so and that's only one small example because sometimes I would ask people that like people who I talked to. Who Don't work like what do you think it would look like for you to be able to work. And it's hard for people to even imagine sometimes and stuff because these combinations don't even exist in certain spaces so yes. I'm hoping remote work really as remote work becomes more popular that that kind of those kind of accommodations become more accepted. Even if it's kind of accidentally like if you don't know that I'm laying on my couch doing my work. My work is still getting done then. Maybe it's not visible but when we're having those conversations with our friends who also are managers responsible for hiring people than they know. Oh Hey I know somebody who has to work like that. I think I know you can get your worked on doing that right now. And it's a valid way of working right because yeah that that's that's me too where it's like days just really really simple things. Sometimes when I get when I'm flying really bad. I have hard time speaking for example and really confusing for some people how one day I can. Just be going and talking and you know kind of gift of Gab. Kind of thing and then the next day I can't get word out at all fan and it's not static right you know but as people see that you're able to work through that hopefully that opens the door for more people who really who are currently not able to work. Who really want to and could be able to with the right understanding With WE WE CAN. No call dynamic accommodations static. There we go. I like it probably solve. So we're ready. Yeah Yeah but I think that's my. That's my optimistic Yeah I love it I love it. I love like I do. I see a lot of people out there working on this stuff. And chipping away at it. In different ways of trying to educate employers trying to educate people about the kinds of accommodations that they can ask for trying to change legislation. Like there's so many different arms to this and I am also hardened by the conversations that are happening not yes. I don't think that we need to put silver linings on everything or like forced optimism. But I think it's true there's a lot there's a lot more conversation and movement about this and that is excellent. Yes yes I agree possum. Well thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me. I know I like I burn through a lot of people's energy sometimes these shows but I love them so much. This has been great. Thank you so very much. Thank you for listening to episodes sixty seven of no end in sight. You can find Valerie on twitter at mad tastic and you can find me on instagram and twitter at Bennis. The you can find the show on Instagram. At no dot and dot in dot site dot pod. Although I haven't posted there much lately which is probably not a surprise given that I haven't posted any episodes Don't forget that you can sign up to support the show over at Patriotair Dot com slash. No end in sight or if you want to support the show but you don't have a few bucks to spare. I'd be just as grateful if you left a podcast review on Apple. Podcasts formerly itunes as usual. Don't forget that I have a small facebook. Group called Chronic Hustler's for people living with chronic conditions who are self employed. It's quiet but growing and you'll even find if you podcast guests in the group and finally stitch patterns stored digital artisanal which was offline for a while in the winter is back and I'm giving away unlimited free patterns right now with a coupon code and he I s check it out. 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"valerie" Discussed on No End In Sight
"They were just kind of not interested in the kind of gravity or the situation or did you find yourself saying a bunch of different people who are all like. That's not really something I can help you with both so I started getting the migraines. We had your pediatrician or or what have you. But that was one of those things that because it was all people could obviously see. There was a problem. My parents were very worried but nobody knew what it was. It was one of those things where we're going to okay. We're GONNA pass you to. We want you to see the optometrist. Nothing's wrong there. We want you to see neurologist own kind of that one was a specialist specialist to specialist kind of thing Yep and then I also went through a couple like therapists and psychiatrists but that was more of a a hand off thing. I went to a counselor and that didn't quite work so they're like she needs to see a therapist which I guess there's a difference there. Yes there's so many small distinctions within the therapy world. Yeah Yeah so then. I started seeing therapist and when I finished with her. She was like okay well. She gave me a diagnosis and wanted me to start taking meds but because she was a therapist and not a psychiatrist she wasn't able to prescribe great. So then I pass up psychiatrists which was a whole other thing but just because of religious background in my family. My parents didn't really want me to take meds for for mental illness reason so I never actually really went to the psychiatrist And so there was a lot of doctors and they weren't necessarily talking to each other but I think at least. The mental health thing was more of like a a progression almost a doctors whereas the migraine thing was more will. We don't know what's wrong so we'll send you somewhere else right someone who has different questions even if they are also not relevant questions right right whereas once. I got older. That was much more of a just like either complete disregard or sometimes just legitimately being honest like. There's nothing else I can do with you. Jim For you and where you're seeing multiple of the same kind of doctor looking for different answers. I think in my youth it was more specialists or or progressive type of the treatment. Yeah beyond the scope of what I can help with kind of stuff right. Yeah Oh God then just throwing your hands up and saying I don't know yeah. Yeah nothing's wrong lose weight. Yeah Yeah Okay so now you are. Nineteen and towns like pain starts. Yeah so of course. The fatigue thing had already always been there which I always assumed that I sleep. Well right I mean you don't sleep you're tired. You know I remember my first. Your trip very distinctly. Because I to this day I feel like I've never been in pain like I was that day. It was a Sunday afternoon at everything. It'd been fine. I was hanging out at home. I was getting ready to leave the house so I went to the bathroom and it was like as soon as I sat down. It felt like somebody had just sliced my stomach in half with a knife and I was in the house. I was renting a room at the time I was in the basement and it was like two floors outside to tort bites of stairs to get up to get to like the the mid level of the house. I guess where where my friends and roommates were and I remember like pooling myself up the stairs trying not to cry and Just laying on the couch and my friends being like what's I mean. I literally just walk downstairs to go to the bathroom. Fine and then suddenly was doubled over in in so much pain and one of my friends called her mom. She didn't drive. She called her mom and said. Can you take us to the hospital? Valerie's and a lot of pain and so they took me to the emergency room and they did all sorts of tasks they had me do not. They didn't ultrasound. They did all kinds of blood. Work and urine samples and found nothing. And what they had told me. What they had kept saying was will stomach. Pain is really general. And it's really really hard to find the cause which I mean made sense. You have a bunch of stuff in there. Were a lot of important. Things Live. Where a lot of important things are in there and it was a very like General. I mean I really. That's the way I kept explaining it to the doctor was. I felt like I was being cut in half for midsection. And so when you have that big of an area it could have been heart lungs. It could have been a GI. It could have been my reproductive organs. You know there's just so much going on but they didn't see anything in imaging and this was my my first step into the or I guess if we talk about childhood second step into the here some opioids fell better treatment in the Er. They gave me think Mike at him. Maybe said take these. We're going to set you up with a GI specialist But here are these for the time being. I ended up back in the E. R. I think two days later because even the the bike was not helping the pain. They ended up upping the does doing some other something else with the prescription. I ended up at work for about a month. Essentially I would wake up in the morning. The pain take pain meds and fall asleep and that that happened for about a month before I could get in to see the doctor which is a long time and longtime a longtime to be not able to work with no explanation. I think that would be difficult. And if I hadn't had really really good a really good like short-term disability policy that kicked them right away I would've been in a lot of trouble I mean I in that way. I was protected in a way. A lot of people are in because our short-term disability kicked up after like two weeks I know some people whose policies don't kick in for like two months you know and so I was able to get paid for that time. My job was to care for that time. And that's a benefit that a lot of people would not have had But there was also no way I could work and so I there were times. I tried to go back to work. I actually tried to go back once. I think within that first week and they almost had to call an ambulance on me to get me out. Because I couldn't I just couldn't fit there and work. I was in so much pain and so that was about a month I finally got into him in Dos to see a Gi doctor who gave me an industrial city. They thought maybe I had ulcers came back still. Haven't found anything. He tried me on some kind of experimental methods. That didn't do anything and that was kind of the start of the pain that never ended You know at this point. Eleven years ago and that was the start of the repeated. Your visit my doctor knew I was having these problems but because of wait to get in and lack of treatment option what it essentially came out to being was when the pain got too much to bear. I'd end up in the ER. They were do some testing. I'd leave with a prescription for some kind of opioid or strong painkiller. And then next time. The pain got too much to bear. I'd be back in the Er and no matter what doctor. I went to no matter what happened. This ended up being how it was treated And it was rough one because you're pain and you don't know what's wrong and then after a few times you start getting the the looks when you go into the er the questions about you being a drug seeker. And it's like the only reason I'm here and getting opioids because nobody will provide any other treatment option right. I have no other recourse. This is what you all are having me do right. Yeah and then. Your doctor told you that that is the way to go. And the people in the are typically are like mad that that's where you are. It's an impossible situation. Yes snide remarks and looks and not to mention I mean like I like before. I was very lucky to have insurance. But they're still like I don't know what one hundred dollars copay for the Er visit versus a you know a twenty dollars co pay for a visit with my primary carers being told will you're just going.
Fashion Brands Propel The Rise Of The Designer Mask
"Valerie Steele is an historian fashion in New York. He's also the director of the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. We called Valerie to ask her about masks. The masks that people have been increasingly wearing since the start of the Corona Virus. Pandemic the idea of masks as personal protective technology like medical mess. That's something that goes back to. The end of the nineteenth century where in Europe surgeons realized that they could help prevent germs and bacteria from their mouth. Entering into people's wounds as the corona virus pandemic tragically lingers on a lot of people in the. Us ARE GONNA continue to wear masks out in public as time does go on. Will more people start thinking of masks as just part of what they wear every day? A part of their outfit Valerie says that has happened before in other parts of the world when they had to deal with earlier outbreaks of contagious diseases with a variety of pandemics like SARS and mayors over the past fifteen years or so people in Hong Kong China and Japan started increasingly to wear masks to protect themselves but also to protect the people around them and not only was mask wearing ubiquitous. This is a part of the world where people are very interested in fashion and so quite quickly. You also saw fashion masks being war. Now it's early in the trend but Valerie does suspect that something like this is also happening now in the US in Europe as a response to corona virus. But there is more to this story than just business in fashion right now. For example wearing a mask has become part of a culture war here in the US. Yes in some parts of the country. People are protesting against being ordered to wear a mask. The protesters say they are trying to protect their personal freedom and the advocates of wearing masks are saying that it's about science. They point to evidence showing that. If you wear a mask there is less of a chance that you'll infect other people if you have. Corona Virus Valerie says for her wearing a mask can send a message of solidarity. I think that this idea of fashion is masks. Is A good way to normalize them and to say that this. You don't need to be scared. You just need to be part of this. We're all in it. Together and a bunch of fashion designers and other companies have already pivoted to selling more masks with differing styles and designs masks from companies like rag and bone. Tanya Tailor made. Well they're all on vogues new list of the ninety two most stylish masks so you can buy now. There's even a mass club dot COM. Which will send you a new mask. Each month for nine ninety nine among no. That's no the monthly things out of control. It's there for a lot of us. Master probably GONNA remain an item that we need at least in the short term and so what fashion designers and manufacturers are doing is to try to ensure we can also end up getting them in a style that we want
Will Covid-19 have a lasting impact on the environment?
"The pandemic hit air travel in the US is down ninety five percent the morning rush hour. Traffic report has become unnecessary. Many of you are asking what impact this is having on the environment. So Lauren. Summer is with us. She covers climate change for NPR. And it's good to have you back. Lauren Hi Ari. Let's start with a question that a lot of listeners have asked this one comes from Walker in Ames Iowa the oil consumption due to know car travel and almost no air travel must be much less. Is this lack of carbon dioxide production low enough to meet the goals of the Paris accord is more than enough just to remind listeners? The goals of the Paris accord that was to keep global temperatures from going up two degrees Celsius with an aim of less than one point five degrees Celsius. What's the impact of this slowdown of the global economy? Lauren yeah so as you might expect is having an effect on global carbon emissions largely because demand for oil and coal has really fallen and this is all over not just the US. So scientists are starting to put out studies projecting. What would this look like by the end of the year? If this activity continues you know we all stay locked down a little bit and they're coming up with maybe an eight percent drop in carbon emissions for this year now okay. That would actually be unprecedented. I know it maybe sounds like a small number. That's bigger than the drops during the last recession or during World War Two. But here's the thing that is about. The level scientists save world needs to be cutting emissions every year until twenty thirty to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. That's you know that one point five degrees Celsius that you mentioned and I think scientists are also pointing out shutting down. The economy is not the way to reach. Those long-term emission cuts right. It's these bigger emissions changes like switching to renewable energy. Okay we got a lot of questions. Also about some of the short-term environmental impacts of the pandemic. This one comes from Lois in Raleigh North Carolina. Beautiful spring filled with crystal clear. Low humidity days here in North Carolina because having fewer cars on the road or the factories closed affect the weather but about the global shut down factories. Might that be affecting the weather. Here I've heard a lot of people wondering about this actually clearer. It is yes in a lot of cities gotten cleaner. People are driving less in some cities. I mean car. Traffic is down forty fifty percent. Planes are not flying either so that's actually helped improve local air quality but it is very important to say. The weather plays a huge role in your local air pollution. So if it rains you know it clears the air and the spring typically is not like the summer. It's not our worst season for air pollution. Other places actually though haven't really seen much of a drop because there are things like factories and refineries that are still emitting and trucks are still on. The Roads. Goods are still being delivered to stores. I understand you've been talking with some scientists who are studying the effect of having so few cars on the road and the what are they trying to understand exactly. Yeah I mean. This is a particular interest in cities that have really problematic air and in those cities. They have to try to figure out. What can we change to improve air quality? I mean this is actually kind of just a real world test of that one. Scientists told me that this would be like if in Los Angeles for example. A third of the cars on the road were switched to all electric cars. They don't burn gasoline. They get electricity and in California. A lot of that comes from solar and renewable. So it's cleaner. We have one listener. Who wants to know whether this pandemic could cause environmental damage? The here's Valerie in Arizona. We hear a lot about the air pollution being reduced but not much about the increased fast action Styrofoam especially in food service. What about the possible negative effects on the environment from the Corona virus? That's a good point. All of these restaurants that have switched to delivery or takeout. That's a lot of plastic. Yeah I think people are seeing a lot more containers. People are also seen masks and plastic gloves kind of thrown on the grounds. The pandemic is affecting our efforts to reduce plastic. Waste for example California. Just put a sixty day pause on. Its plastic bag ban. And that's out of concern for frontline workers right. They're the ones that are handling people's reusable grocery bags when they bring them into the store. Starbucks also is is not refilling those reusable coffee mugs for that same reason. It's about reducing exposure environmental groups. They've been largely supportive of these temporary measures because people's lives are on the line but I think they're keeping a close eye to make sure that these are actually just temporary measures and these larger initiatives to reduce plastic waste comeback at some point
How The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Affecting Environment
"Since the pandemic hit air travel in the. Us is down ninety five percent the morning rush hour. Traffic report has become a necessary. Many of you are asking what impact all this is having on the environment. So Lauren summer is with us. She covers climate change for NPR. And it's good to have you back. Lauren Hi Ari. Let's start with a question that a lot of listeners have asked this one comes from Walker in Ames Iowa the oil consumption due to know car travel and almost no air travel must be much less. Is this lack of carbon dioxide production low enough to meet the goals of the Paris accord is more than enough just to remind listeners? The goals of the Paris accord that was to keep global temperatures from going up two degrees Celsius with an aim of less than one point five degrees Celsius What's the impact of this slowdown of the global economy? Lorne yes so as you might expect. It is having effect on global carbon emissions largely because demand for oil and coal has really fallen. And this is all over not just a US right. I mean so. Scientists are starting to put out studies projecting. What would this look like by the end of the year? If activity continues you know we all stay locked down a little bit and they're coming up with maybe an eight percent drop in carbon emissions For this year now okay. That would actually be unprecedented. I know it sounds like a small number. That's bigger than the drops during the last recession or World War Two But here's the thing that is about the level scientists save. The world needs to be cutting emissions every year until twenty thirty to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. That's you know that one point five degrees Celsius that you mentioned and I think scientists are also pointing out you know shutting down. The economy is not the way to kind of reach. Those long-term emission cuts right right. These bigger and missions changes like switch to renewable energy. Okay we got a lot of questions. Also about some of the short-term environmental impacts of the pandemic. This one comes from Lois in Raleigh North Carolina. This is the most beautiful spring filled with crystal clear low humidity days here in. North Carolina is having fewer cars on the road or the factories closed affect the weather brought about the global shut down factories. Might that be affecting the weather here. I've heard a lot of people wondering about this actually clearer. It is yes in a lot of cities it's gotten cleaner you know. People are driving less in some cities. I mean car. Traffic is down. Forty fifty percents. Planes are not flying either. So that's actually helped improve local air quality But it is very important to say. The weather plays a huge role in your local air pollution. So if it rains you know it clears the air and the spring typically is not like the summer. It's not our worst season for air pollution. Other places actually though haven't really seen much of a drop because there are things like factories and refineries that are still emitting and you know trucks are still on the roads. Goods are still being delivered to stores. Right I understand you've been talking with some scientists who are studying the effect of having so few cars on the road and the well. What are they trying to understand? Exactly yeah I mean. This is a particular interest in cities that have really problematic air and in those cities you know. They have to try to figure out. What can we change to improve air quality? I mean this is actually kind of just a real world test of that one. Scientists told me that you know this would be like if in Los Angeles for example. A third of the cars on the road were switched to all electric cars. Don't burn gasoline. They get electricity and in California. A lot of that comes from solar and renewable. So it's cleaner. We have one listener. Who wants to know whether this pandemic environmental damage? Here's Valerie in Arizona. We hear a lot about the air pollution being reduced but not much about the increase fiction styrofoam especially in food service. What about the possible? Negative effects on the environment from Corona virus. That's a good point. All these restaurants that have switched to delivery or takeout. That's a lot of plastic. Yeah I think people are seeing a lot more containers. People are also seeing masks and plastic gloves kind of thrown on the grounds. I think the pandemic is affecting our efforts to reduce plastic waste For Example California. Just put a sixty day pause on its plastic bag ban and that's out of concern for frontline workers right. They're the ones that are handling people's reusable grocery bags when they bring them into the store. Starbucks also is is not refilling those reusable coffee mugs for that same reason. It's about reducing exposure and are groups. You know they've been largely supportive of these temporary measures because people's lives are on the line but I think they're keeping a close eye to make sure that these are actually temporary measures. Right and these larger initiatives to reduce plastic waste kind of comeback at some point if you have a question for NPR's Lawrence Somerset to us at NPR dot org slash national conversation or on twitter use the HASHTAG NPR conversation and our next listener question comes from Laura Intel Keaton Alaska. What effect is this virus having on? Wildlife? I'm thinking of the fact that there's less people out and about and that means there's more room for wildlife I've seen some photos of a Lotta ducks resting in a parking lot while bores and sheep walking down the street. There's a lot of this on social media. Is it just that were home more? So we see the animals more or the animals actually coming out in places that they didn't ordinarily yeah. I mean that's hard to tell right. A lot of us are kind of just looking out the window. Maybe seeing things we didn't see before but some of it is a hoax. Right on social media you know. Maybe you saw those dolphins that were. They weren't actually there. Yeah I'm sorry about that but this they're actually real effects. Scientists are trying to study. You know I spoke to one wildlife rescue center in California. That said you know right now. It's seal and sea lion pumping season. You know every year some pups are concerned because of human interference like people or maybe dogs getting too close and so they're kind of that this year they merely a reprieve for them because some beaches are closed Another really good example is Wales. There's just less shipping traffic right now. And so. The oceans are less and wheels are very sensitive to sound. It's actually Something scientists after nine eleven because there was also a drop in shipping traffic and scientists could actually measure that stress hormones in right. Whales went down during that time period. Interesting we got a question about what's happening to environmental regulations during the pandemic Mike in Portland writes to the EPA suspended environmental rules so companies. Don't have to follow them any longer. Lauren Bizarre Policy Change while everyone was focused on the disease. Yeah in in March the EPA announced that it would not be finding companies if they failed to report their pollution data during the pandemic so an example of this might be that a refinery is reporting. It's air emissions to make sure that they're complying with Federal Clean Air Laws. The agency said that this needed to happen. Because the pandemic is making it harder for staff to collect the safety data and and do social distancing at the same time environmental groups really push back quite strongly. They felt this was too broad. It sent a message to industries. That maybe they would have the freedom to break environmental laws if no one was really checking during this time period just on our final moments so many of the changes were talking about depend on social distancing when the economy returns to something like normal are the gains. We've seen going to be reversed right so we all are starting to get back in our cars and fly. Go back to work industries ramping. Up You expect these of short-term Games are going to go away. I think there's some hope that the behavioral change though like maybe we'll all work from home it's possible. Npr Science correspondent Lawrence Summer. Thanks for answering these questions tonight. Thanks
When will US schools reopen amid COVID-19 lockdown?
"Eric an association of school administrators which represents school superintendents wants the federal government to clear something up when and how should schools reopen the Washington post's Valerie Strauss spoke with almost Taylor and size up to this point here in late April how many states have closed their schools right now we're closing in on thirty five plus the district of around thirty five plus D. C. R. and a couple other territories and it's expected that pretty much all of them will either decide to order schools to stay closed for the rest of the academic year or recommend to their district thank you and for the record it seems like maybe the confusion comes from the three phase guidelines for re opening the country that the White House put out what problems does it present for school administrators letter that they sent with the fertilization sent it does refer to president trump three phase opening of the economy which she last week came out west schools are mentioned it but not until the second phase and part of the problem is that the second phase which has no actual date to start has also a requirement that you can't have groups of more than fifty people at once so that's really hard thing to do in the school organization which represents admin superintendent she finds the fines that bewildering and inconsistent and has been asking for federal guidance on this and has a gun sure one to go back to my high school I think we had fifteen hundred people are so there throughout the covert nineteen pandemic there's been kind of a push and pull it seems like between states and federal government over who's responsible for whatever the aspect is of the response that people are talking about that day when it comes to schools where those chips fall who wants this hot potato but he wants it I think I think the schools the districts and the states want to be able to do what they want to do with it best for them but they bought it they need information they need data that that's real and in real time from the federal government that is collected across the state across that region across the country that helps them decide what to do so they're looking for information and reliable guidance based on information that only the federal government can get they don't want the federal government to tell them what to do the one given the tools to do it and at this point has the White House responded to the letter from the American Association of school administrators White House gave me and gave me a statement I don't know if they have given that the association of statement but they can't give a statement saying that president trump is concerned about the health of everybody wants some districts and states to make their
NYPD Cop Plotted Murder-for-Hire
"Valerie Cincinnati paid her boyfriend. Seven thousand dollars to hire a hit man and kill his teenage daughter and her husband but she had no choice. What was she supposed to do? Try and take them out herself. She was in New York City. Police officer that's a good way to get yourself fired or at least on desk duty but that was twenty nineteen and she's had to change apart since then after folding prison laundry for a year last month she really really tried to be released on bail using the corona virus as an excuse to get back in front of a judge because too but the judge had good reason to roll his eyes and refuse in the words of the. Us Attorney in Brooklyn. The evidence in this case is overwhelming. Hey I'm amy and every Sunday Wednesday. Were here recapping. The story behind a true crime headline so. Let's get to it Valerie. Cincinnati paid her boyfriend seven thousand dollars to hire a Hitman and kill his teenage daughter and her husband. Did you get that because I had to read it a few times before? I believe what I was saying. She paid her boyfriend to have her ex husband killed because she was deep into a custody dispute with him over their son and she wanted him dead so she didn't have to share her. Nypd pension or her son with him and she was paying her boyfriend to have her boyfriend zone. Fifteen year old daughter killed because she was getting in the way. What offering to pay for your boyfriend to have his own daughter killed. Seems like a real dating. Don't but apparently Valerie thought he'd be into the idea. He was not because after she outlined the plant he right away immediately told the feds started wearing a wire when he was with her allegedly because her trial hasn't started yet but allegedly her boyfriend. John Rubel took Valerie seven grand and used it to buy five ounces of gold coins to pay the Hitman gold coins. Remember the days when you could just hand hitman cash and they do the job now you got to exchange the money for magic beans and give them those. It's just it's so complicated but Valerie says she was just giving John the money to buy gold coins. What's the problem? But let's just say that the cops the better the other cops that they're right and Valerie was using those gold coins to buy a couple of murders which did not happen by the way everyone save except Valerie. She should drop the soap in the shower anytime soon but she was trying to hire a contractor to kill. These people does not sound like she was very easy to work for according to court documents when she was told the Hitman was at her ex-husband's office in Long Island said he should be killed in the hood or the ghetto instead so it would not look suspicious and when she learned. This hitman didn't WanNA murder teenage daughter near her school. She said runner the F over. How about that K- and then when a few weeks went by and her husband and this poor teenage girl weren't dead. She asked the obvious question. Why was this whole murder-for-hire thing taking so long but then cheap further micromanage the process by telling her boyfriend to have the Hitman kill the girl his daughter over the weekend and then wait a week or a month to kill her husband so it wouldn't look suspicious and she should know because she's a police officer a police officer at this point law enforcement had had enough and they decided to give her what she wanted? A dead husband stood in my car glass on the floor and all over me and had me hunch over into the peasants and it's a picture that was that like Earth craziest experience. Yeah after she saw the pictures and the police told her he was dead. Her boyfriend recorded her discussing what her fake alibi could be if she was questioned about it. If these allegations proved to be true in the yearbook this girl would definitely be voted most likely to be arrested for being dirty cop kind of a not so smart super dirty cop at that among other damning Internet searches. She Google the phrase. If your ex dies do you have to share your whole pension? She might as well been googling. Dump things criminals due to get themselves convicted. She was a twelve year veteran of the NYPD. Working as a domestic violence officer in Queens. And that's where she met her boyfriend John Baruba in two thousand seventeen while she was working case. He's been called her sugar daddy in the press. Now he was fifty four. She was thirty four at the time and he paid her and Bill. So yeah yeah that tracks but then he got her suspended when he reported to internal affairs that she was hanging out at his house when she was supposed to be on duty protecting serving but then they got back together. Their relationship is not surprisingly described as volatile. Of course Jon is an exactly choirboy either. He allegedly threatened to shoot a guy over fifty four thousand dollar diamond ring in January twenty nineteen and was bragging about supposed ties he had to the Gambino Crime Family. He was also very proud of his friendships. With a couple of the actors who played mobster on the Sopranos so for Guy who seemed to be such a mobster wannabe. How ironic is it? That the first thing he did was drop a dime on his girlfriend. Of course if you ask Valerie's family they believe it was John who set the whole thing up to framer and speaking of her family at the time. She was arrested. Her brother was an FBI agent two months after she was arrested he committed suicide but again she insists she's innocent. Prosecutors say Valerie did her best to try and get rid of the evidence they believe. She destroyed to cell phones and deleted texts. But even without those phones. It's pretty hard to argue with wire. Tape recordings isn't it does not look great for you girl. Her trial was supposed to start on April twentieth. But it's been postponed while her legal team. Sifts through thousands of pages of text and calls between her her boyfriend and her ex-husband if she's convicted. She faces ten years for each of the two attempted murder for hire accounts and twenty years for obstruction of justice. I have a feeling this is going to be it for
Judge orders DC psychiatric hospital to isolate patients following facility cases, deaths
"A federal judge has ordered Saint Elizabeth's hospital to isolate patients exposed to the coronavirus after several deaths in the facility St Elizabeth's hospital psychiatric facility in DC was ordered by a federal judge and an opinion Saturday to quarantine all patients exposed to the corona virus separately seven patients and two staff members have died from the virus as of Thursday sixty eight staff members and forty three patients have tested positive the decision was in response to a motion for emergency relief filed on behalf of three patients at St Elizabeth in his opinion judge Randolph moss stated that the continued spread of the virus at the hospital threatens the health and lives of patients and staff in addition to isolation his order requires reporting of numbers and conditions twice a week Valerie bonk
'No chance' Michelle Obama will be Biden's running mate, Valerie Jarrett says
"Joe Biden telling reporters he would pick Michelle Obama for vice president in a quote heart beat but top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett says there is no chance the former First Lady would take the job and ms Gerard is the closest person to the Obamas
Valorant makes you watch before you play
"So you guys may have heard. There's a game that's out right now. In closed Beta from riot games called Valerie and Riana and I decided to jump into some matches with our friend loose agenda and see how it goes so re you and I got to stream. This did we did. And how do you? How do you feel about about how it went? The game is good. I am not like a Haiku or something like five before we get into the game play for people who aren't familiar valor. It is a tactical five five first person shooter. As I mentioned. Ride Games publishes it and write games gave us access to the closed. Beta both rhianna myself and so we were playing in right now. The only way to get access is to watch people stream the game on twitch. They recently just opened up. Who can stream and get drops because before was a select group of streamers where you would have to watch and get twits drops in and you could get access to the. Beta of course shift to sign up at the website. I give everything registered with your riot account and then you would watch all these dreamers and cross your fingers that you would get access and so now. They've opened it up so a lot. More people can get into the closed Beta now. They don't have any details on when it's going out of closed Beta Hopefully this year I think is the assumption. They don't have details of one going into full publish. I would imagine either later this year but more likely sometime next year would be my thought and they haven't really talked about currently because it's only right now so I think what Rana kind of buried the lead at was that it's mouse and keyboard only neither sheer. I remembered until we agreed to play this game together and they were like Oh. We don't play with masochist. Yeah it's a very different experience from what Aaron are used to controllers and. We talked about this a little bit on Monday. But the skills I wish. They were transferable. Sometimes they're not and when I get cornered or when. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do from abilities. My left hand freaks the fuck out and I can't do what my brain is telling it to do or or what I see on. The screen doesn't match what? I think my hand is doing. And Yeah it's There's a disconnect for me personally but the actual game itself is Super Super Fun and actually really fun to watch so the the whole tactic of doing the twitter stream drops for access is pretty great. I think it's working out really well.
Proposed Coronavirus tracking program asks Congress for $3.6B to hire workers
"The new Johns Hopkins proposal aimed at putting an aggressive contact tracing program in place to help isolate the sick as well as those who have been exposed to the corona virus it's a way of getting ahead of the virus rather than always chasing it I need a Cicero deputy director at the Johns Hopkins center for health security says her department's plan outlines the need for increased tracing of the contacts that corona virus patients make we know how to do this but the problem is that public health doesn't have enough people or resources now to trace all the contacts that are necessary the proposal asks Congress to include three point six billion dollars in the fourth stimulus package to hire a hundred thousand health workers for a national program the public health workers will call in ask the patient to the came in close contact with so that those people could be quarantined and monitored Valerie bonk WTOP
Los Angeles - 21-Year-Old In Riverside County Dies From Coronavirus Complications
"Twenty one year old woman in riverside county among the latest victims CBS two S. Cristy Fajardo says that the young woman was dedicated to caring for elderly patients according to her family she was a nursing assistant at a skilled nursing facility that had an outbreak we are respecting the family's wishes that we not name at that facility this is from the go fund me page set up in honor of a lady of the vet also Valerie as she was also known the photo is from her Facebook profile where she wrote I can't stay home I'm a health care worker the young woman passed away last Friday her immediate family is under quarantine waiting their own corona virus test results a go fund me page has been set up to help with funeral costs
Los Angeles - 21-Year-Old In Riverside County Dies From Coronavirus Complications
"A twenty one year old woman in riverside county among the latest victims CBS two S. Christopher Hartle says the young woman was was dedicated dedicated to to caring caring for for elderly elderly patients patients according according to to her her family family she she was was a a nursing nursing assistant assistant at at a a skilled skilled nursing nursing facility facility that that had had an an outbreak outbreak we we are are respecting respecting the the family's family's wishes wishes that that we we not not name at that facility this is from the go fund me page set up in honor of a lady of the vet also Valerie as she was also known the photo is from her Facebook profile where she wrote I can't stay home I'm a health care worker the young woman passed away last Friday her immediate family is under quarantine waiting their own corona virus test result to go fund me page has been set up to help with funeral costs
Federal Support Ends For Coronavirus Testing Sites As Pandemic Peak Nears
"York federal support for corona virus testing sites around the country will end of Friday at least some will shut down as a result NPR's Jeff Brady reports the federal funding was designed as a stopgap until states develop their own community based at testing sites the federal government help set up testing sites last month a focus on healthcare workers now FEMA says states can take over those programs in Montgomery County outside Philadelphia that means the federally supported site will shut down Dr Valerie Arkush is the county commission chair and says the feds provided testing supplies and access to a lab in this site came with the contract with lab core who accepted two hundred and fifty samples from the site every day so there's just no way that we can replace either of us are because says local hospitals now have their own testing sites but she says it's disappointing the federal helpful in just as the region heads into a surge of cases Jeff Brady NPR news
Wisconsin voters to go to the polls Tuesday, despite "stay-home" order
"On Wisconsin it's to the polls today for the presidential primary despite concerns about social distancing when voting in person more from reporter Bruce market some of credit governor Tony Evers issued an order to postpone the voting until June but the state Supreme Court reversed the order Rhinelander city the clerk Valerie Foley says steps will be taken to protect voters and volunteers only so many people get in we are going to have people at the door we're going to have signs that we're going to make sure people keep their social distance because of the corona virus some polling places lack volunteers the National Guard will help where there are
Dallas - North Texas Food Bank Calls on National Guard to Help Distribute Food
"The National Guard is establishing a presence in Plano is the corona virus pandemic continues to impact the economy Dr Valerie Hawthorne with the North Texas food bank says close to two hundred fifty National Guard members are helping the food bank meet historic demands it is a welcome and blessed relief that we have them here to help us at this time the National Guard will be working at mobile food pantries the distribution floor and in
The Ivy League's decision to cancel the basketball tournaments was unfair to athletes
"Yeah I believe straight up cancelled its men's and women's tournaments the automatic berths going to the regular season champs which is what the I really did until four years ago so that means the Yale man and the Princeton women are given the automatic berths to the NC WRAL to around the horn yeah this is an interesting decision by the I really I really feel for these other teams you know you mentioned Princeton they're started by the way is bell Allori market Valerie's daughter they only lost one right I am over time so they're all they're all set for the women but Harvard can you imagine the beef they have they beat this team twice they were hosting the tournament Tony so you can I can't even imagine as a student athlete preparing all week or for however long fourteen and then the calls come in saying yeah I never mind us seniors you're done it's over that's just heartbreaking I had to have been a better way a lot of complete people are playing without fans maybe I really should consider a good soul yeah I am happy for James Jones I've known since he was in junior high so I'm happy for you know that he's going to the tournament I'm not happy for anybody else on the women's side or the men's side because just play the tournament in an empty gym why are we going to this extreme measure and the coach of Penn bring up a great point you have across teams are going on the road wrestlers are going on the road right now for matches why would you have to cancel this stuff the gala trouble you yeah I mean the first one I want to say anybody in any this is making a terrible decision because there's no easy play book there's no easy guide to know what to do here but I will say like like Frank just and Frank and Jackie just said there's other sports going on and they're allowing those to continue now there's gonna be other conference tournaments going on the pac twelve just said they're playing in Las Vegas that's a lot bigger crowd ostensibly more dangerous health situation I would guess so it you know it's it's a tough call I don't know I don't know why they don't play it you know without fans and I think we are going to get to that point in some sports we just don't know how soon bill clashes I think it's a total panic move I mean so Yellen Princeton can play this week if they can play next week in March madness the play other teams are from the fan housing health risks the any different if we can is this week it doesn't make any sense and there's no health official in this country nobody has said that they should have athletic events now keeping the fans out that's the way to go I think that's probably probably is a pretty smart way to do it I don't think these games need fans but these games the players ready to play and there there's no significant health risk I don't know why they do it again it seems like a panic move to me it should be said on many of these universities Harvard for one and many universities across the country are now in a new online classes pretty good so you can address something else be like well what was interesting you know the bill we're talking about the pac twelve the fact that their plan why is that because we know they're gonna get a lot of fans are the same thing with the biggest tournament here Madison Square Garden the Ivy League they'll give fans but it's not the money maker that some of these bigger conferences are so I think that's probably one of the reasons why the bigger conference center we're having the tournament and maybe that's why it made it easier for the Ivy League but they should be a little more considerate to those other players like the coach talked about seniors and you're telling them today by the way your career is over after mac yeah you know the other thing too is keep in mind that the I really didn't even start a post season tournament two thousand seventeen so I think that maybe they feel like well you know we've always put academics above all the rest is here's just a total conjecture on my part you mention Harvard they've already told their students were on break you're not going to come back after a break your to do online courses so obviously Harvard that university in particular is taking a very conservative approach and they were the ones hosting cal OSHA you know plasti said something a minute ago that a week ago it is sounded just absurd these games they'll need fans and realistically it's probably the the safest way to go and I think we'll eventually get to that in some sports when you think about putting twenty thousand people on top of each other you know in a congested arena that may be the way the the easiest way to spread the virus and they may you know we do have televisions we can't watch these games from home so for a short period of time that may be the way we have to guess what's what we're seeing worldwide right and the arenas and that's what we're seeing with some conferences the Ivy League co opting to cancel there's other conferences opting for not crowded or empty arenas
"valerie" Discussed on Photography Radio
"This need of sharing knowledge and skills Swiss with other aspiring photographers. While I I think you either born teacher you not and I. I always wanted wanted to be a teacher. I went to school Undergrad to to be a teacher in languages. Not Not Photography and then I changed my mind something else in Grad school but then when I became a photographer and I'm completely self taught Working for clients wasn't doing it for me and I. I was a commercial photographer for a long time and then people started asking me. Why don't you just bring people to to to Paris? You know to be Photography experience and cultural and then. That's how I started a Nigel's Joe's love. There's nothing I love doing more than than opening people's eyes and teaching Teaching about about vision because it's so much about learning to see it so not about what you shoot with So it's really about opening people's People's eyes and getting and seeing students year after year who come on different adventures with me. See how much they've improved and there's so much more it's all about teaching people to be more discerning and not Not Machine Gun it. I want my students to really. We know what they want to say before they pressed the shutter and a not not rely on the random shot and that has really really showed great results. I see my students who have been working with for a while Shoot so few frames now. But the rate of keeper for has gone up so much compared to the days where they would just shoot shoot shoot shoot crossed their fingers that something would come out. Yes something would come out out. But it's lucky at that point and nobody wants to settle for the lucky shot. There should be intent. It should be intended every every time. You press the shutter. Yeah so this is wonderful. You definitely have this gift you know of of Inspiring them you know sharing sharing knowledge with with your students. Students doesn't happen that you also learn from your own students. Oh are all the time you know. It's it's so fun when we do critique critique work and I see shots thank you I was there and I did not see that and it's just so beautiful and and it's funny because it's not off it's not from the most experienced photographers have been blown away. Hey by the total beginners. Because I think because they don't let the gear get in the way they focus on seeing thing and not on you know their settings and it's all about seeing so often the the real big inner will have that gift of not being bothered by the technical part And they will. They will see better so that that always blows. It's my mind and also not not influenced by a preconceptions right exactly. Yeah Great Volley. What are you working? Are you having a Christmas. Break Mike while you're you know full speed now. How does it look in the next couple of months for you? I'm starting with Paris in January and I'm excited and there is pretty much a workshop every every month. I'm trying to to take it a little bit easier next year because I've been getting more request of one on one workshops so oh I want to leave a little room for that and then do some more speaking engagements because I I kind of miss that I didn't have much time this year. Still podcasting but yeah there. People can check my website there a spot. Here's fought their Paris French Riviera Normandy Lisbon London going to be in a few employees next year linked linked to everything in the show notes. Your your latest book published two books this year I was kind of That was self published which which was great but I learned a lot and what a lot of work so I'm about to sign a contract with a new publisher because income. Not sure what to do the self publishing too often but So I published Peres end dogs so the to find books last last year but I I have a lot of e books on street photography and also my book that's available on Amazon. A street photography creative vision behind the Lance was published with focal. Press two years ago and actually it's going it's it's it's on the Chinese market night thing. It wasn't shown it's hitting a good market to go in in the French market in the spring because it's going into translation now also going to be popping up all over the place but I think most photographers Newell Enough English to to to look at the English version. I don't have time to translate my books but yeah my native languages. French but my workshops you know I speak French when I have French. People on the workshops but the workshop's Siren English so last question and is is anything you wished. I would have ask you about but I didn't know I would think you would like people to due to know about you know again. I'm trying to reach as many people as possible so I have A. I have from free free to luxury. I have free podcast. I have a budget things and then I have some weekend workshops and then I have the weeklong luxury accommodation workshop. So so I'm I'm like the whole gamut of things I want to be able to share with as many people all over the world and and so yeah. That's why podcast honestly the PODCAST is free. And I just love that anyone anywhere in the world and I think they're listeners. In over one hundred fifty countries now anywhere in the world can actually get some inspiration through the podcast and you know that that's such a good feeling And that's totally free and I love that so so trying to serve the community at large absolutely agree podcast. Stay free this podcast. We also free forever and Valerie. Great thank you so much. I hope you get some rest. You know say some winding down in December before hitting two thousand twenty. Thank you so much. Enjoy the rest of this year. You know get some rest and I hope to catch up next to happen. Finally that I actually join you in Paris very soon. I'll invite you come on. Come in January. I am a couple of spots left. Okay let me think about it by love spirals absolutely the WHO knows it might happen. Thank you so much thank you.
"valerie" Discussed on ZigZag
"I'm a new summer. Odi and this is Zigzag podcast about the changing culture of business business and work and how people are experimenting with new ways to run. Their companies run their careers and their lives. Today on the show Valerie jared unusual details about her own incredible career including how President Obama dealt with her hot flashes during menopause which she was going through threw in the White House and more about her extraordinary family. One that relished the Zigzag or as she calls it the swerves. The defied signed racism in incredible ways to become some of the most influential African Americans that you have probably never heard of. We saved the step aside for the holiday season. Because I kind of have a fantasy about it that some of you are listening to it as you're driving to your grandma's house or your nieces place and later your when you're all sitting around the dinner table. Various generations gathered together. You'll start a conversation about what being a working person was like for for the older folks sitting there or would it will be like in decades to come for the younger people and then you consider where you fit in right now. Now we'll be right back with my conversation with Valerie Jarrett. It is extremely inspiring.
"valerie" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"It's real real real. It's in all right. We're laughing. This is no laughing matter. I mean this is serious. It's a little bit of time that we have left. I want to bring you back to the book you were writing about trying to juggle everything being a working working. Mother and I failed to note the page number here. So my apologies but you talked about the fact that at that time women were all about in the workplace all about showing. How you're you just like the guys like nothing else was different? You're just like the guys and you take and you write about your science not saying anything. My silence stemmed mostly from my shame feeling alone as though I were the only overwhelmed working mother. I told myself that if I was just smarter more organized and more efficient if I just tried harder and slept let less. Perhaps it all wouldn't be so hard. As women of my generation fought to gain equity in the workplace. We made an unspoken pact to pretend even to one another that we had added all under control. We didn't we couldn't possibly. WHAT IS THE HOPE A? Here's a smattering of golf applause. But working mothers what what do you say to. Or what did you say to Laura. What do you say to Laura's friends? This next generation of young women who are trying to juggle it all. Are they more aware and more open to no longer being silenced or has that been carried over generation. You weren't with any millennials any lls. Oh yeah they're not so quiet about the stuff which is good. I obviously have a great relationship with my daughter and I've always talked very openly and I told her the mistakes I made made trying to like Ginger Rogers and Fred astaire dancing backwards with high heels on and I thought that it was important to prove my worthiness by pretending there was no life outside and I thought that if I didn't do that then the guy's wouldn't take me as seriously and when I started verbalizing what was going on in my life. Can I was in an environment where people actually cared. They responded to my needs. I mean I had a great mentor. Who supported me in crazy way? She'd come to my home after work so I could put lowered a better than we would work after Laura went to sleep. Most people aren't going to do that for you but if I had never told her I was a single mom and I needed to get home for bedtime. Then how would she. She has ever known. And so I am encouraged that the next generation is a little bit more willing to first of all to expect more from the partners their spouses says in terms of contributing. I know my daughter and her husband have had many a conversation about their expectations. Parenting we just gave him a baby shower yesterday and it was co coed and people were like well. Why are the guys coming to the shower? And I said from the beginning. They're starting. This is a partnership. And they're doing this together. He laugh you chocolate show. It was fun no games. We didn't play games but I think part of my message is look the question is can you have it all well. We set an unrealistic expectation to having it all means doing everything thing to perfection. And I thought I was super human and I could do it off could work all day. I could come home. I could put Lord Abed a work some more and then I would make baby food it from scratch in the middle of the night what was I thinking. Don't do that to yourself. Don't set yourself up to think that everything has to be absolutely absolutely perfect and I think the best example of that would be Laura. When I started my book tour? Laura flew out to Chicago and interviewed with me and the person who was moderating in the conversation asked Laura what surprise you in the book about your mother and my daughter said I had no idea she felt so guilty. She said she was a perfect mom from vervins point not from mine from mine. I was a lousy mother and I and I was lousy everything when she was really young. And that's not how she saw the world and so I think I want working the parents to give themselves a little bit of a break to realize that you are doing a great job and don't let perfection be the definition the Almighty comparison exactly but also to remember that life has multiple chapters and they each have trade-offs and you make decisions and then you have to live with the consequences of those decisions but for me. Okay what I realized when I started listening to my voice and I started realizing how much power I could have if I spoke up and I started making decisions where I listened to the gut inside of me as opposed to what everybody else was defining as my life. That's when the adventure began not craving the comfort of the straight line that I had charted out for myself but the exhilaration that comes from taking advantage of opportunities at knock at inopportune moments and the exhilaration that comes from being scared to death about trying something new and then figuring out. Oh I can do that and conquering and then swerving again. So Zigzag Jack Is my message to young folks. Your word is embraced zagging in Michelle Obama's book. It's a brace to the swerve. All of the above because of of Michelle Obama and I both had not swerved out of what was expected of us into public service. Who knows where we would all be today right right you might be married Chicago? You decided not to run for Mayor Chicago because you didn't want to be an elective office. I thought about it long and hard at one point in my life I thought about throwing my hat in the ring to replace President Obama when he was first elected in the Senate and I think in the end I have come to appreciate that there are many ways to serve and you have to do a gut check before you do elected office and just as I described my early days isn't city government where it's twenty four seven and people come up to the grocery store in the dry cleaners and lobby your daughter. All of that is what you have to be prepared for when you run for office US and at this stage of my life. Don't hate me but I wake up every single day and I do exactly what I want to do right. I mean I worked really hard to get to this point and I work. I think as hard as ever but on issues I care about and I define them is at the time I I said the place I determine the agenda and I also really looking forward to being a grandmother and I don't want to be a public official when I'm trying to be a gramma Emma. Let's just me. Everybody has to make their own decision. So we started this conversation by talking about the mantra of your parents about your willingness to work hard and be resilient and have a little luck and you can only take advantage of luck if you are fully prepared and it's right right after. President Obama has been elected on election. Night there's a sixty minutes interview you're sitting with your parents watching this and I'm going to read what you wrote at the end of the interview. My mother looked over at me. How did you know that he could win? She asked not that he would but even that he could because because of you too I said a bit surprise in my voice because you both raised me to believe that if you work twice as hard as anyone else and sacrifice for what you believe leave in and luck is on your side. The Sky's the limit. She shook her head and said softly. I never believed any of that. And the kicker my dad chuckled and said he agreed with her Valerie. The Best Party lift the rest o houses i. I'm sorry. I stared at them in disbelief. For the first time I realized my parents had raised me. ASPIRATIONAL instilling in me. Said of core beliefs that they didn't actually hold themselves elves that. Here's the best line that I did. Underline this their gift to me was not to shackle me with their.
"valerie" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"By my willingness to work hard and be resilient combined with a good bit of luck my mom and dad had taken me across the color line and around the world showing me what what was possible so that I could dare to imagine any kind of life I wanted and so there's no better way to start this conversation than talking about your parents. Jim Bowman and Barbara Taylor and also the fact that you were born in Iran. So why on Earth were you born in Iran. And what took Jim Bowman amd Barbara Taylor to Iran in the first place I get that a lot. Like what on Earth are you doing there. So that's where my mother was where she gave birth. So that's why I was born there and my parents. Well let's see so Barbara. Jim Bowman. My mother grew up in Chicago and my father grew up in Washington in DC and they met and fell in love and got married right. After my mother finish college my father was doing his residency in Chicago. My father got signed up for the military and he was in the army and when he was leaving the army a couple of years later he was looking for a job at a major teaching hospital in the United States. He wanted to do research but the largest by training and he could not find a job at a major teaching hospital in a position that would be comparable to his white counterparts. And so he and my mom who I will tell you where adventuresome spirit to say. The least decided well. Let's look for opportunities outside of the United States and so after much due diligence and searching Ching he landed a job offer cheering the department of pathology and helping to start a brand new hospital in Shiraz Iran and so off they they went they knew nothing about the government. The language the culture they never been any further than Europe by that point in time their family said don't go what are you thinking about. Ah Now obviously. The United States in Iran had very strong diplomatic relations at the time thank goodness and so they went and so he went from being considered needed a black doctor with a brick on his head to an American position judged by the merit of his accomplishments and he thrived and Sharon and I was the the second baby born in Mazi hospital. They practiced on some of the baby. I we're still not quite sure what happened there but I came along as number two and we lived there until I was five and from there. My Father Wallin Iran. He started doing research on fava beans. We're not gonNA talk about the father being researched but look it it up if you want to was groundbreaking research and it calms the attention of folks at the Golden Labs at University College London and so after five years my parents decided it. It's time to start migrating their way back home so they went to London for a year. And don't you know. He gave some paper at an international conference while he was at the Galt labs and it caught the attention of the dean of the University of Chicago Medical Center. I know and he got offered a tenure track position in my mother's hometown in the community where my grandmother and my aunt and a huge extended family had settled when the restrictive covenants were deemed unconstitutional and by people in Chicago. Were free to move anywhere. They all moved into Hyde Park. And so there we went and it's interesting because when I was growing up my dad always said to me sometimes times shortest distance to where you WanNa go means you have to be prepared to take the long way around. Well they certainly took the long way round but he spent the rest of his career right where he always always wanted to be at the University of Chicago and he was the first African American to receive tenure at the University of Chicago's division of Biological Sciences. Thank very much so acute. Remember if it's before they went to Iran. I think it's after they came back and he went to work and they told him and not to come in on this or so when my father went to Chicago. He was the first african-american a lot of that. He was a trailblazer to do his residency agency. At Saint Luke's Hospital in Chicago as where he and my mom actually fell in love and decided to get married and they told him he could not live in the dorm. I'm for the other residents which was on the property. Because he's black of these the only black one there and they said we can't live with the other residents so he had to commute to work five miles back at then in the Black Community by streetcar. Not An easy thing to do while everybody else is getting a good night's sleep. He's been an hour each way on the street car and then they also awesome. You have to come in the back door. And he's like you know what I'm not going to the back door. That is a bridge too far from me and so the first working went in the front door and no one said they think and that's kind of how Chicago they have these rules. But if you didn't abide by the maybe something happened. Maybe it didn't and so the next day when he showed up at work all of the Black folks that worked in the hospital so the orderlies and the nurses in the administrators were all gathered in the front of the hospital and as his story goes everybody walked in the front door or and that was the end of that bill and so that is used the perfect word here. And that's trailblazer. My favorite chapter after in the book is entitled Inheritance or the inheritance and her father. Isn't the only trailblazer in the family family. I'm just GonNa read this and you correct me where I get it wrong. Your great grandfather Robert Robinson Taylor became the first black student to attend 'EM. Mit Eighteen. Eighty eight in. His father was a slave. His father was born. A Slave Wilmington. North Carolina was freed during after the civil war and started work as a carpenter and decided that the path forward was education for his son so he saved enough money and who knows what he thought out of MIT. But that's what he thought of. My grandfather was accepted and then he went to mit. And I used to always imagine what was that train ride from Wilmington to MIT. Not like for my great grandfather. And what was his father thinking seeing as child go off north where. I'm sure he had never been before so he was a trailblazer who will. Oh keep on. Robert Robinson Taylor. He then went on to become America's first accredited black architect. He was hired by Booker. T. Washington to build buildings to Ski Institute Right. That's right I know but wait. There's more the your great great grandfather. Victor Rashawn was one of the first black legislators voted into the Louisiana House of Representatives during reconstruction destruction. But wait. There's more your grandfather Robert Rashawn Taylor graduated from the university the of Illinois with a degree in business and he is the person for whom the rubber Taylor houses were named for. Yeah not our proudest moments family. which which you write about in the book then I think either you or your mother like it pained either of you to drive by well so my grandfather father just for a second was a businessman and he was successful in banking and insurance and he was asked to chair the Chicago Housing Authority that oversees all the public housing in in Chicago and he had a vision for public housing? That involved making sure that it architecturally blended into the community so that it didn't stick out. It was indistinguishable extinguish -able. He thought they should offer social services and job training opportunities so that it would be a temporary waystation. People could move on from there. He believed that there should be strict rules of behavior and conduct and screening so he was kind of a person way before his time and finally. He resigned from the Housing Authority and frustration ration- because he couldn't get the Chicago City Council no surprise to allow him to build housing in areas that were white entered the restrictive covenants. All the black people live in one place smell the way people live somewhere else so he resigned and he also believed that housing should be low density and that you should have a front yard and a backyard and a sense Savona ship and feel responsibility and that doesn't come with big highrise monstrosities and so there was a certain irony six years after his death when Bayer daily dedicated hated the largest public housing development. I sixteen high-rise buildings right along the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago and he named him after my grandfather and so I attended attended the opening and it was always mixed emotions. There are people who are moving out of horrible tenements into these brand new buildings and for those families. This seem like a step up and a sense of progress but I overheard my grandmother and my mother and my aunt talking and the conversation was refreshed every time I am on the nightly news. You'd see Robert Taylor. Homes always associated with something terrible and they said it was the exact opposite of his vision for public housing. And that's your your father Robert Taylor. Successful in real estate and banking became the first black chairman of the Chicago Housing Authority in Nineteen Forty one. And I'm sorry that's is your Grandpa your grandmother. Who you're you're mother's father Barbara Taylor? She went to Sarah Lawrence. She's an educator she met and married your father on June seventeenth nineteen fifty to sixty nine years ago last week. Talk about your mother. Barbara Taylor now Barbara Bowman well first of all. She's ninety which is hugely important right. She made it to ninety. She still works fulltime. I know she goes to work every day. She drives drives yourself. That's another story. I'm trying to get a ride. Live time on the board of lifting on my mom you can ride lifted. You could go on come anytime you want to. She's like to drive myself. But that says a lot about Barbara but she's also quite frugal. So for example when I went to college she calculated what every class ask cost every class and she gave it to me on a piece of paper and said if you're ever tempted to cut class this is what it's GonNa cost your father and made but my parents love me unconditionally. Provided me with an enormous safety net to take all kinds of chances just as they had knowing that they would catch me the and they set very high expectations in terms of effort. Is Jonathan mentioned early on. They didn't care what I ended up doing. They just want to work hard. And be determined and resilient and and give it my best and that was no guarantee it. My parents look. You have to work twice as hard. They never finish that sentence but I knew what they meant. But if luck breaks your way the sky is the limit and don't let hard work prevents you from try for your goal and so that was kind of the spirit of how they raise me and my mom and my dad or polar opposites in only one way in that. My Dad's sees glasses like ninety nine percent full always and my mother no matter how good things are she is planning for the disaster and in fact the worst fight they ever had was over how they were going to spend the lottery proceeds from a lottery that they had not yet nor did ever win. My Dad had all these expansive plans and my mom was like paying taxes on it and setting up trust accounts and I think maybe five dollars leftover and they literally had an argument. They stopped upstairs fussing about this lottery proceeds and I was like shaking. My head was very very embarrassing. My boyfriend was home from law. School staying at our home and he's like do they fight like this all the time I said. I've never seen anything quite like it but I know one thing they will not go to bed. Angry agree and in fact they did figure out how to make up and they never won that lottery but they had very very different approaches to the world. And I think I'd tell towards my father and my optimism but my mom always said to like if things don't go your way you'll be fine and there was that sense even within her with our practicality that you just have to figure out another way of one way doesn't work just like they went off to Ron. We'll they knew swerve. And figure out your own path. What you talk about the safety net of family and community community there in Chicago? But that didn't mean you were immune to hardship by Harvard..
"valerie" Discussed on Seneca Women Conversations on Power and Purpose
"Seneca Women Attorney and businesswoman Valerie Jarrett rose to political heights as the longest serving senior advisor to President Barack Obama. She joined Seneca Women at the Metropolitan Museum of art to discuss her journey to the White House lessons. She learned as a leader and effective ways to fight for progress. Enjoyed for this conversation with Valerie. Milan and stick around. After the discussion for our top takeaways.
"valerie" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
"That apparently phrase, the Japanese people sometime use to describe, so, shall we say, colorfully ethnic Italians? Bill. Valerie Jarrett doing our quick bathroom. Use squeezed out win with I'd say a one and a half. None of that is very flattery. Women are book, so you're a winner. Undis- going to say this, it kind of bothers you that you didn't get one. Right. Is that right? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. If I'm if I'm not incorrect. I think Valerie, and I share the same birthday and just a teeny bit competitor a little bit a little bit. Control it that. Yeah, no, I don't like to lose Roxanne was she was actually a little before. We won't tell the president that you didn't do as well as he did. If you don't know I have no intentions of telling him. Valerie Jarrett's book is called funding my voice my journey to the west wing and the path forward. It's available now. Valerie jarrett. Thank you so much for joining us. In just a minute. We look at you with puppy dog is at our listener Limerick challenge game one. Triple eight eight Jonasson the air. We'll be back in a minute. With more of we tell me from NPR. This message comes from NPR's.
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"To the west wing. Wing and the path forward and on today's podcast. Valerie Jarrett recalls what she calls a magical childhood spending the first five years of her life in Iran, the difficult transition for her when her family moved back to Chicago, and how her own experience a few years later as a single working mom influenced her to advocate for women and families in the White House. She remembers her first impressions of Michelle and Barack Obama shares. Her unique perspective on their marriage and tells the story of the time Michelle Obama recruited her to help convince a young Barack Obama to give up politics and get a real job. Of course. We know how that went. She talks about being the one who kept President Obama connected to the world outside of Washington as director of public engagement, and intergovernmental affairs. She describes the surreal and heartbreaking experience of watching the twenty sixteen election returns with the Obamas in the White House residence and reveals what's been the hardest blow to take from the Trump administration. Plus, she shares a. Hugh of what she calls her pinch me moments from her eight years in the White House coming up with Valerie Jarrett in just a moment. Valerie Jarrett was the longest serving senior advisor to President Barack Obama. She oversaw the offices of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs chaired the White House counsel on women and girls Jared has received numerous awards and honorary degrees, including time's one hundred most influential people before joining the White House. She served as the executive officer of the habitat company in Chicago, chairman of the Chicago transit board Commissioner of planning and development and deputy chief of staff to Chicago mayor, Richard m Daley. She's currently senior adviser to the Obama foundation and two senior distinguished fellow at the university of Chicago law school now, she's written about her remarkable life from her childhood in Iran to the Chicago mayor's office and all the way to the Obama White House in a new book, titled finding my voice my journey to the west wing and the path Ford. Valerie Jarrett,.
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"What's your question for Valerie Jarrett about the state of play in Washington right now back in Chicago. What are you hearing her story? Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook where they're at on point radio with me from Chicago is Valerie Jarrett. Her new book is called finding my voice my journey to the west wing and the path forward after an auspicious start to the presidential primary season in two thousand eight with a victory in the Iowa caucus, Barack Obama implored his supporters to remain optimistic following defeat to Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. When we have faced down impossible odds when we've been told we're not ready or that we shouldn't try or that we can't generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of people. Yes, we came. Valerie, Jarrett talk about that moment when it lost Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, and you write in the book, you know, a lot of people felt very sort of defeated within your camp. And here was Barack Obama out. Yes. We can. Yes began. What was that moment? Like for you. Well, when I heard his voice, I actually got goosebumps Jane because I remember being in the stadium when he gave that speech, and it was such a shock. We thought we were going to win. We were ahead of the poll in the polls, I stopped paying attention to polls after that night. And there was that defeat and after I think we all felt invincible, and it was such a reminder as he said that night. Look it shouldn't be too easy. And that just because the journey isn't quick doesn't mean it isn't righteous in that we have to travel the country and allow him the time in the space to earn the trust in the respect of the American people and because the primary went on as long as it. Did it took us all? Around the country, and it actually made the general election easier because it had given him the opportunity to introduce himself to the American people. And so that night I felt so inspired by his words, and the sense of taking defeat in saying, this is a moment where we just have to dig deeper, and it inspired people. I think even more than a victory that might might have done. I finished Michelle Obama's book. Just before I read yours, and I sensed a strong theme in both of those books the importance of mentorship. You mentored Michelle Obama, Michelle Obama, of course, mentored many women even before getting to the White House talk about the lessons, you learned from from mentoring and from being mentored. Well, I'll begin with being mentored because I was fortunate when I worked for city government under mayor, Harold Washington, initially, I had a mentor name Lucille Dobbins and she oversaw finance and development in the mayor's office, and she took me under her wing and really. Supported me in more ways than I can count. And she supported me by stopping by my home in the evening. So I could spend time with my daughter, and we will work after my daughter went to sleep. And you know, what client does that? But she knew I was a single mom and I needed to get home. And so she was flexible and helped me meet the very important needs of motherhood, and she also pushed me hard over and over and over again as for promotion, and that's something that often were very hesitant to do when I think women more so than men and Lucille was determined that. I was going to go in there and explain why I deserved..
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"I think that's what's valerie's bringing up to one or words hurtful not hurt my feelings but when can they cause damage and violence and real horrors and it's interesting this man is the vice mayor he has a responsibility to protect his constituents and if you are targeting certain ones as tinker bell's and fairies how is that giving a respect to those in your community now other people think yeah let's go get the ferry and we know what's happened we've had gay people young guy matthew shepard tied up to a fence post and killed so i see what you're saying i and i do think there's a bigger responsibility they are he's inland he's close to sacramento i i hadn't heard the story i according to my research i was a journalist for many years today though i am on an opinion entertainment show in case anybody asks yeah they said it's about twenty three miles outside sacramento according to my research i tell you when you go to those areas it's like being in mississippi know i know white folks that are better progressive that are free to those areas let me holly i travel around the country doing stand up there's places i went to pennsylvania which is right next to new jersey and i grew up in new jersey and there's i love places in pennsylvania don't get me wrong people but there are places i was like what's happening due to do to aware what's going on well listen you haven't called in a while and it was nice to hear you i always welcome you thank you for having a a good idea about things voicing opinions that don't get enough well thank you thank you but you brought up a good point valerie caller before said i did not call malania a slot day not i wouldn't do that publicly nope i would never have just i cannot but i gotta go for the summer but you we brought up a point of her being an einstein she got an einstein visa which that is served people we really need here in america more than anything because we need them so much and there are so brilliant that they're adding something to our country and we were discussing her speaking five her ability to speak five languages which i respect it'd be honest way she's carrying herself and the way she's been carrying south except for the screw the kids jacket aside from i know i don't know if it was meant to the kids i don't know if it was mentor for it was inappropriate yeah i think it's meant for her husband i really do i think she was like screw you strange moment to do that it was really odd she's going to see the kids and she wrote i don't care to you or something like that i call it the screw the kids jacket put this woman she looked gorgeous did you see her over in the uk with no this yellow rocked me she looks incredible that's what she's a model she's a model and a time say nude model so i was wondering how did she get her citizenship here an okay so she speaks five languages but it wasn't that the un hired her it wasn't that some university hired her to teach us visas are pretty hard to come by so i'm thinking maybe she knew a guy named donald trump who had the hearts for her that doesn't that doesn't diminish that she might be a very intelligent woman but he begrudge her her trying to come here rob amiss that he's trying to keep other people out who want to be here to contribute so i think that's the issue is the hypocrisy in it and i think that's what we were addressing before when i said how does she get in maybe we really needed her her nude modeling and that was being facetious because of course that's not why she's here of course it's because he got her here of course he pulled us perhaps she's making a contribution through that but there's a lot of other people who wanna make contributions or they're fleeing from oppression or famine or abuse and their countries and he's saying no you stop at the border and i'm gonna put you in a cage well that is hair your children apart i mean so that's.
"valerie" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Got it there sally in virginia welcome to sterling on sunday hi sally i wanted to hear thank gosh you're here sally what's going on with you tonight in virginia we're kind of getting flooded out oh that's right terrible rains in the midwest and the east coast today i was sitting in a flood in a slum is nothing scary than being in a flood in a slummy neighborhood pretty darn scary but i got out of it alive now sally do you wanna guess the mystery voice all right listen to it and tell me who you think it is match you wanna play the mystery of voice at anytime lawyers involved and they just took it to the next level what's hurtful things were said and that's not what i wanted to happen we need to have audio cassettes again and audio carts now we doing out on computer the computers keep freezing up thinking valerie jarrett valerie jarrett it's not valerie jarrett yeah i just actually of discovered it tonight for the first time are you listening wma which station are you listening that's the one i'm al them al home of mary walter she's on in the morning and i discovered her i discovered her where is my where's my credit there's dennis in chicago listening on wls welcome to sterling on sunday high hi there welcome wake up join us you okay do you want to guess the mystery voice what would you like to talk about you got.