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"vice president public relations" Discussed on WJR 760
"The Frank Beckman show news talk seven sixteen WJAR welcome back into the program everybody is nice to have you with us in the spot but we always keep you the best informed audience in all of radio well a lot of folks spending more time at home these days obviously with so many businesses closed down factor people are our home because they've lost jobs sadly and they're finding new ways to entertain themselves since the can't go out to a ball game or you know any kind of sporting event they're just not there you can't go to a movie theater you can't even wealthy for heaven's sake so if there's more time being spent at home which means more time watching the tube I know I've been watching more and you know I look for sporting events or pseudo sporting events like virtual horse races like the Kentucky Derby that was fun virtual car racing with the pros and simulators and you know the technology so great that they can they can show you what looks like a real race at a track with cars going on you'd swear you're seeing the race itself and it's not it's the drivers on simulators at their homes were competing so there been all sorts of novel ideas that have been going around out there is different stations and networks try to figure out a way to keep people engaged but what about TV viewing overall where where are people going let's check with the our friend Michelle Gilbert vice president public relations for Comcast cables heartland region and okay Michelle let's let's start with the ready to who's who's really jump to the top here or near the top that that wasn't there before with everybody stuck at home well good morning to you Frank thanks so out of there our friends at fax two channel four channel seven should be happy because we've seen in a sixty four percent increase in consumption of news programming since the start of Kohl's ad which really makes sense I mean we're relying on our news stations to help without and you know give us give us the facts well that's why we were declared essential workers by the governor originally it because we get the word out of the different things going on and you know everything from from her executive orders to to what's happening in the community and and how businesses are are handling it whether open or not and so there's there a lot of things to do out there but so the local the local TV stations I'm gonna guess forgetting that Bob because they are carrying the like the governor's addresses the president's addresses in many cases and other press conferences and and people have got a real interest in that right now I mean this is we're talking about our health oh absolutely I mean I can't even speak for myself and my consumption of news certainly reading what's her name watching has grown exponentially and I think that local news right now in particular is so important because yes we care what's happening nationally but we really need to know what's happening in our own backyard and I think our stations have been doing a fabulous job as as you have as well Frank thank you but I would applaud those three stations because I can't I I may not like the way they ask questions sometimes so what you know they're they're doing a great job getting the story out though and yeah the information out to people and I think that's that's really important and it has a calming effect on people to help out for entertainment though and what people are getting away from colder than the new scene right what what have you scene in trans in in entertainment shows or or peer review movies Amazon prime whatever so it's kind of interesting because normally we would assume that in times of crisis people would want lighter content but we're actually seeing that dramas are the most popular genres so viewing has gone up to about thirty percent where is comedy is only twenty eight percent I think you know just how things have shaped what I think is clearly of interest is that typically weekends are the busiest time that people watch TV and maybe it's because we're all working from home maybe it's related to weather who knows but Monday has taken over as the number two spot as the most popular day to watch TV Paul it is number one or number two did you say number two number two which which number one and number one is built on Tuesday and Saturday used to be number two and now Monday is number two go figure I know that range I can offer no gas for explanation of that yeah you know I don't really know the reason why it Monday would be either I mean I think about my own patterns certainly I've gained Hainan my day because I am no longer commuting and who knows if it's in any way related to whether maybe our weather on Monday hasn't been as good so we're staying inside versus getting outside and walking and doing things like that or it could be just that the days are matching to gather and we're home we want our weekends longer because you know what that's a that's a great point to what about entertainment shows though there's some that have suddenly gotten a second life for or first life of that of that really caught people's attention right now well we've seen in particularly that people are trying out a lot of new stuff they're not just sticking to what they have DVR but they're going to a lot of video on demand we think double digit growth in video on demand usage and part of it could be because we've actually unlocked a lot of shows and made them free so people have the ability to try things out that they may not have had access to before it's going to be really for fascinating I should say as we go passcode bed you know we've talked a lot about the trend of cord cutters and we've seen many last people changing their TV plans because they are seeing the value today versus eighty before so what will that look like in another year yeah there's no telling you maybe you may not be able to fill the demand with with cable boxes who knows that would be a good problem but you know what people aren't staying engaged and they want to know what's going on that's what that says to me and you know you you gotta love that oh absolutely I mean and and we're just looking to offer our customers as much value as we can and that's why we have made so much about the programming free during this time and what's interesting is and I know you love your voice remote we're seeing a huge increase in the number of people who are relying on it to stay free or what to watch it surprises me there's been a double digit growth in that yeah you just hit that little blue button with a microphone on it and talking to the edgy remote say tiger king comes up on the screen you can watch it exactly and the great thing is that it's pulling up everything not just what's available through Xfinity but through Netflix and now through Hulu and you can even say I've been saying yoga you too and it takes me straight to YouTube and then I can use some free yoga on my TV for I can't believe he told us but it's great I think that's terrific and it's another example of what you can do these days I mean technology has come so far we've we've talked with the woman who puts us results together really pretty much better the whole system on our show and it's great great stuff it's come so far it's unbelievable for the old days growing up what we had two four seven and then the we have the little round antenna on the back of the TV that we put aluminum foils on so what we can get channel fifty a little bit better when we were watching it's right and I always since then well and I remember the days that we didn't have remote and we actually had to get out of our seats to change the channel yeah that's true too I had forgotten yeah yes No remote back then Hey I wish you know yes they well and keep up the great entertainment from Comcast and the great service for everybody because.
"vice president public relations" Discussed on WJR 760
"You could say barricaded in the house you're looking for things to do maybe yet you have a couple of kids that are getting a little stir crazy and you know the the cool thing about this is again we're seeing people from all walks of life responding in the time of need and not one of the things that is happening is is Comcast is stepping it up as well kindly joining us right now here on seven sixteen WJAR Michelle Gilbert vice president public relations Comcast cable the Hartland region and and some of the response that Comcast is making first of all Michelle I truly hope all is well with you and yours thanks for joining us here on seven sixty W. J. R. well thank you for having me I am so happy to say that my family is safe and I really hope the same for you and all your listeners while yeah and and and I'll tell you what part of the reason that we wanted to get you to come on is is to talk about I guess you could say how Comcast is giving back in this study because let's face it we're we're all in a position right now we're we're we're stuck in the house so we're we're trying to keep from going out because there's a little bit lecture crazy stuff coming on let's let's be honest so far so good in my home so far so good I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed there but talk about some of the things that Comcast is offering because we saw this and number one we wanted to let everybody know this is going on but number two most importantly say thank you I think this is great some of the stuff that Comcast is doing well first of all I you know and I'm happy to come on the show and and my reason for wanting to get the information out there is not to beat our chest and say how wonderful we are but really truly we want our customers to get the most value out of the products and services that they're paying for especially now and so I can give you an idea if you want we can start with you you talked a little bit about keeping the kids busy and even keeping ourselves busy the one of the things that we have done is we have made a lot of digital content free for our customers so that they can start to watch new shows just have more accessibility to different types of programming whether it's show time and epics dog T. V. even yoga fitness and wellbeing and it there's also some educational information out out there which frankly I didn't even know that we had access to so it's really cool when you aren't subscribing to everything and now all of a sudden you've got all this extra programming to watch I I truly believe that there is something out there for everybody and you mentioned John that you know I mean you're trying to keep the kids busy you know you're trying to stay active and sometimes we don't necessarily all agree on what to watch the we're watching a different.
"vice president public relations" Discussed on WJR 760
"Knowing that I urge each of you to meticulously follow the recommended precautions to protect your self nurses at the drive up coral via corona virus testing stations were set up in different areas including here in Michigan and those people aren't you know being told of sanitizer hands taken knows swab sample from a person in the car and that's that's underway now that sort of thing and there it will continue to update you on that and a whole lot more there also is if there's a phony text going around today but I need to tell you about in this comes from the from the National Security Council Washington a ready for this and I've got to do this I apologize to our guest is waiting on the line Michelle Gilbert the White House has assured citizens that rumors being spread via text message claiming the government is going to implement a national quarantine in order to deal with the corona virus are fake yes he's put out a statement on this and they confirm that the texts suggesting that Donald Trump will enforce a two week period of national quarantine is gonna do it within the next seventy two hours invoking the Stafford act well let's look that up but they're saying the NAS and Annecy is saying this is a hoax there is no national lockdown disease control and prevention the CDC has and will continue to post the latest guidance on covert ninety the the message by the way claims to be from someone's ready for this friend in the military it's telling people stock up on two weeks worth of supplies and forward this to other people to warn them to edge again the National Security Council says it is a hoax so don't pay attention to it all right so how are we dealing with this on television well there are a lot of different ways for seeing we're seeing programming interrupted you get no sports out of course just the the replay of sporting events and Jim fury still did beat Rory McElroy in last year's TPC check which terminates Sagres but any rate Michelle Gilbert's with us our friend the vice president public relations for Comcast cables heartland region and good morning Michelle nice to have you with us thank you for the time first good morning and it's good to be with his first of the first thought that comes to mind is your service people have to go out there and of gotta take precautions themselves and got to be a little bit concerned about going into to total strangers homes really sure well you know we're obviously taking tons of precaution not just for our own employees but also for our customers and we've established a lot of new protocol in place to keep everybody safe and we're assessing those protocol every single day several times a day to determine what else we can be doing and certainly calling our customers and asking them if they have any symptoms our employees are checking their symptoms as well and certainly we're encouraging anybody who is that not feeling a hundred percent up to par to stay home so is that a question that's going up the people call for service is how are you feeling basically yes if somebody has a is planning on having a third attack come into the home yes we are calling we're making sure that they're feeling okay that nobody in their home is deck and if that is in fact the case we are encouraging that we delay coming into the home just to keep everybody safe yeah that's that's interesting is is is is there any precedent for this I mean we had a swine flu ten years ago yeah I don't recall I don't think this level I mean I think this is brand new territory for all of us and just like every other good corporate citizen out there we're trying to do what's right for our employees for our customers for the community but we know how much the community relies on internet to stay connected now more than ever and so you know we're doing everything we can we're monitoring our network twenty four seven as we always do you notice so that we can make sure that people can stay connected whether it means keeping in touch with loved ones working from home we've got our kids who are now starting E. learning so internet access is very very important yeah and and yet you don't want to scare everybody out of their wits you know I did I just I I'm I'm amazed that everybody who's got a deal with the with the public like like your employees do and and how they go about it because they got to worry about their own health or family self you know the public health with whom they're interacting there there a lot of concerns that go into that and I'm just glad to be reassured that that's happening well I you know I think that the people who are putting who are doing their jobs who are the rockstars whether it's their Comcast technicians are retail staff all of the health care professionals who are out there you know there's we we want to keep things running the best that we can obviously but we also need to put safety first so it's it's a delicate balancing act yeah I hear you I'm gonna make a programming suggested a Comcast start start every time we get to a certain date replay a sporting event from that date in the past yeah I'm telling you the real sports out there you gotta get some people are out of support you had a great subject why can't just watch UFC fighting all the time that's crazy get the sore neck from watching that very Michelle thank you so much keep up the good work and.
"vice president public relations" Discussed on WJR 760
"Peace of mind of knowing that your home is safe especially if you know the packages are going to be dropped off Michelle Gilbert is the vice president public relations for Comcast cable heartland region with some good thoughts about home security but also making sure that our wifi is up to the task when all those relatives come over hello Michelle hi guys it's great to be with you so we know eleven million package that's last year and those Sir it in and we know that it's it's becoming even more of an epidemic what can we do either with Comcast or that or with our other cable provider to make sure that we've got some good safeguards this holiday I'm sure yeah well and by the way of those eleven million homeowners who have had packages stolen in the last year three quarters of them were during the day when they were at work so you know smart home technology gives us the opportunity to know what's going on at home when we can't be there whether we're traveling for work whether we're on vacation or whether we're just away from the house for a couple of hours so the first thing that I would recommend is get some kind of camera on your front porch it can be a home security camera with twenty four seven recording we offer that for Xfinity home other home security providers offer similar services it can even be as simple as a ring the doorbell and I understand too that ring Doral actually has a a neighborhood watch app so that you basically are networking with your neighbors so that you can send each other alerts if you do see suspicious activity yeah it's it's you know it's the updated version of that whole neighborhood watch program I remember when I was a kid we had a sign in our window but today it's all digital and it's amazing because people are able to give each other had stopped and talked to each other about what they're saying and what's going on and and it's incredibly valuable to be able to converse with your neighbors and and get that kind of information well we also have smart locks now where we could allow some of these delivery people in or allow neighbors and to take care of pets and things like that that's a good way to leverage the services that you need while not compromising leaving packages on the doorstep well absolutely and you know we're we're coming up to cyber Monday which really kicks off the online holiday shopping season and we know that people are going to be shopping online up until Santa's deadlines so how do you take care of those packages that are being delivered so if you're not at home and it's it's a simple combination of having the camera getting the alert as to when that package was delivered and then we for example have smart locks on our doors so I can call my neighbor asked her if she would be willing to head next door pick up my package I can remotely unlock my front door let her toss the package inside she closes the door goes on her merry way and I remotely lock the door in its is that easy yeah do we do we know how important especially with all the things like ring doorbell is it to have some kind of twenty four seven recording I know sometimes you have to pay extra for that as an add on but how important is is that if we do have a package that often and want to have the ability to track it down so you know I will give you my personal opinion I think it's important I feel like it you know having half the service but not all the benefits having the twenty four seven recording allows you to gold go back and grab clips if you need them so let's say for example something unfortunate does happen and it's captured on your camera if you have the twenty four seven recording you can go back grab that Clint and share it with authority okay so I'm gonna have probably I think eight or nine people over the holidays the the in and out and they are all going to be clearing their mobile devices how do I make sure the Mike wifi network is up to the task so the first thing that I would tell you is the location of your wireless router is incredibly important to how far and wide that wifi signal reaches you want your router out in the open off the ground and in a central location so if you've got it in the basement and you are going to have your your great aunt staying in the far bedroom all the way on the upper level and wifi doesn't reach that far she may not be able to use it based on where your router as so take a look at the location the other thing that you should pay attention to is potential interferences and it isn't necessarily something that most people would know but a lot of common household divide devices and appliances can actually affect the wifi performance so for example if you've got your wireless router on the granite kitchen countertops sitting next to the microwave and a baby monitor it doesn't mean you're not going to have wifi coverage but those devices may be interfering with the strength of the signal which could impact where you get the best wifi it's also good to check out with maybe some of the tech sites to see if their extenders available that can help boost the signal and some of those hard to reach areas I've done that it's made it's made a huge difference because a lot of things with some of the games that we played together as a family use the internet and so those are the kinds of things you don't want to be too far afield especially if you're gonna be doing some of things like that Michelle we always appreciate the information have a wonderful holiday season at your house thank you so much you.
Trump can’t win in 2020. But Democrats can lose.
"Our next guest says Donald Trump can't win reelection but the Democrats kratz shirt can lose it so over the weekend some of the President's Republican allies in Congress. There are many wasted no time defending him as pressure builds now over over this impeachment inquiry. I think this whole thing is a sham. I can't believe we're talking about impeaching the president based on an accusation based on hearsay. Look Look Democrats wanted to impeach because Rudy Giuliani talked to a couple of Ukrainians and good luck with that. What do you make of this exchange. Presidents Alinsky says we are almost ready to buy Roy Moore from the United States for defense purposes and president trump replies. I would like you to do us a favor though you just added another word no favor though yesterday in the transcript so that's kind of how that went and with us us for more tonight is Rick Wilson Longtime Florida Man Longtime Republican strategist who is soon following up on his first book. Everything trump touches dies with a new Work Ryan against the devil which is due out in early twenty twenty. It is a thrill to have you as always thank you sir so tonight. I am reminded Sean Spicer danced to Saturday night fever on dancing with the stars and Sebastian Gorka is on board a US government plane with our secretary three of state going to Europe. We saw that selection of trump allies. There's a whole population the people in Washington who think this might be ballgame here. There are a lot of very nervous folks right now and they're thinking that they've tried to hide in the tall grass for a long time they play the Magi game when they have to and they quietly whispered reporters. I'm really concerned. My Brow is furrowed. I'm deeply deeply troubled and they understand that there's a point where you can't can't just keep pretending and we're rapidly reaching the point where you can't just keep pretending and you know what was bill bar doing in Italy. Why are they making. These phone calls to Australia. We want more the details about Ukraine Gorkhas probably in Europe pitching fish oil tablets or whatever it is he does for a living now but these guys are all of the peace there this flotsam watson around trump so many involved in this and I hope they're all tonight pondering second mortgages so they can lawyer up. Can you imagine what it feels like for the Aussies as a lover and appreciator of history there we were side by side on the beaches of Normandy what we want from them now a little information so help us help us blackmail a competitor in a political election the US they're trying to extort foreign powers by using the Awesome Awesome Majesty of the President's Office and the powers of the United States government trying to extreme. It's just it's the lowest level thug behavior. I have a dramatic reading from the twitter account of Jonathan Martin with New York Times. It's about politics and you're political party. The squeeze is on Republicans left in high income congressional districts and states here is college plus Weitz. I just love how demographers instantly reduce entire groups of Americans against forty six percent already for impeach and remove fifty two percent for the inquiry fifty-seven percent believe trump thinks he's above the law just one percent percent fewer believe he abuses the power of his office fifty one percent believe he's committed crimes as president so you start thinking wow the Republicans should be very nervous us then. I look at Rick Wilson. Down and trump can't win reelection but the Democrats can certainly lose it. It's an old problem explain. The Democrats crafts have a great gift for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory unless they have generational candidates who are who are who have phenomenal skills they had to in our lifetime they had Barack Obama and they had Bill Clinton who are both naturally gifted political figures. They understand how to connect with people. They have charisma for days. None none of the current field reaches that level of performance and I think the danger that I've seen coming at the at the Democratic Party for a long time. Now is a lot of them. I'm still believe that this is going to be a referendum about policy. Selections a referendum as all presidents relations are about trump. They are all referendum. All the referendum referendum thought in this election is going to be trump or not trump ex future or wife future. If you want is trump's kicking you in the face until all eternity well well then re elect Donald Trump. If you want to argue about policy your re-electing Donald Trump it's you've got trump hands them right now the opportunity to go after him as a man who is corrupt corrupt who was ineffective and who was who has led this country into a place where the reputation of our president as as as an extortionist and a mercenary when our president tosses tosses out a reference to a civil war right. I think that that is again. This is a way to make a referendum on this man what kind the president in this country other than the unless he's Got Jefferson Davis fantasies wants to go out and have their reputation. Be You know re tweeting and praising somebody nobody who who's threatening a civil war if he doesn't get to operate above the law if he doesn't get to be unaccountable in every way and that this is the kind of thing that trumpism has normalized in our country and it's a great danger. Brian Jeff Flake Consensus Hall of fame furrowed Brow Hall of fame member Concern Concern Face Hall of fame member says to his fellow Republicans is there still time to save your souls others remember flake like as the guy who saved cavanaugh right before skipping town not the best guy to make that argument look I would prefer and there it will be a tremendous first-mover advantage for some seated member of the US Senate right now to make that point and to recognize that Donald Trump will drag every single one of them under and they will drown and die politically if they don't start breaking away. This is the problem that nine hundred seventy three and seventy four caught us in nineteen seventy-three. The Republicans were lockstep on Nixon. If you go back it was all it's a media conspiracy against the president. It's liberal elites against the president well in one thousand nine hundred eighty four the voters of the United States decided that fifty four forty nine Republicans needed to go home forever and that eight members of the Republican Senate needed to go the home forever. This is a political consequence of a corrupt president who abuses power right now donald trump and the thing about Nixon Nixon was not about money. Nixon was not about Personal Game Nixon was in the game because that was his character trump is venal trump wants political power so he can continue can you to enrich himself and his family and this is a category above even Richard Nixon and that takes a lot of doing Rick Wilson a thank you so much this survey serves a pleasure to have you on our
China's Leader To Meet Kim Jong Un In North Korea
"Till China's president Xi Jinping will embark on a state visit to North Korea at the invitation of Kim Jong UN the visit to take place, this Thursday and Friday correspondent Steven Jong has more. This is actually a long anticipated trip. Mr. she because remember, Mr Kim has. Visited China four times since becoming the supreme leader of North Korea. He had always invited Mr. Xi to return, visit Mr. she had always agreed to do so earlier on Monday when Chinese officials gave domestic media, a briefing on this trip, they were trying to frame this as an important milestone between Beijing, Pyongyang say, this is happening at a time when both sides are celebrating seventy years of formal relations, and it would enable both sides to strengthen strategic communication and defy traditional friendship. Now, they also mentioned North Korea's nuclear issue will be on the agenda between the two leaders discussions without giving much detail. Now the one country Chinese officials did nomination was the United States, Mr Kim, Mr. sheep, probably similar grievances against Donald Trump US president remember, Mr. Trump famously walked out on mister kin backing February. Doing there, some eight Hanoi because Mr. Trump didn't thing North Koreans were giving. Enough concessions to make a deal worthwhile. And from Mr. she's perspective. Mr. Trump's unreasonable demands had also caused a breakdown between the two countries ongoing trade negotiations. So they probably have both thinking they are dealing with the consequences of fickle US, president relations with the two communist allies continue to deteriorate, Stephen Jones,
"vice president public relations" Discussed on WJR 760
"Welcome back to the internet advisor Edward L here with Gary Baker, and we have one final question from shall we didn't get a chance to for her to answer that and we were talking about home wireless issues. And I believe you call them pods. So basically, can you explain what they are? And what they're what they do show. I said these are we call these X five pods. They're small devices that plug right into your wall socket, and they create a mesh WI fi network in your home. And so they will help to eliminate areas where wifi coverage drops or as weak. So that you can create a more robust signal throughout your home. Excellent. Yeah. No curiosity. How much do these run? Can you buy him singularly? Do you have to in pairs or well, you can buy them in a set of three or in a set of six we recommend a set of three for a home that has three or four bedrooms. And you know, maybe two stories and there are one hundred nineteen dollars or a set of six for a large. Your home is one hundred ninety nine dollars that's cheaper than a wireless router is cheaper than what you would spend for an network extent. And what I understand Cal Carson has a set of those things, and he who's also he's I think he's doing a skating event. And he wanted to tell you specifically that they're wonderful. They've fixed all of his problems that we hear that from a lot of customers. Use technology, which is much better than the extender stuff. Right. Yes. Excellent. Michelle. Thank you so much for joining us. So great to be with you both showgirl. Thank you. Vice president public relations at Comcast. And thank you for being our guest. Enjoy the pink concert tonight with your daughter, Ashley and have a great evening. Thank you. All right. Hey now, it's time for midtech news with our our special guest. Weekly gust Mike Brennan, Mike, welcome to the internet advisor. How is the pleasure? Hey, I understand. You got a big event coming up. What is it? The twenty seventh April twenty-seventh tomorrow the twenty area actually twenty-ninth is Monday. Forget what day it has been so busy so Monday at the Michigan science center, not tech connect and lots of stuff going on of our tracks is on connected at hanham vehicles. And hopefully, we have what does Greg Maguire is he on the line? We're gonna punch him up right now. Craig? Okay. Heard that. Yeah. Greg is one of our panelists and he's from em city at the university of Michigan. And I'll let him explain it. Because you does it much better than I do. Thank you for having me on. Yeah. I so, you know, we've got a really interesting set of panels. First of all, I don't know if you know Kirkstall, you might have known him as the fearless director of them died for a time. And he's just recently retired and going on to even bigger and better things. He'll be moderating a panel with myself. Michael noble who runs the American Center for mobility. And Jeremy McClain who is the director of systems and technology continental who makes a whole lot more than tires. And we'll be talking about connected automated vehicle research in Michigan. Em city is pretty interesting. Right. Exactly. Yeah. So we're we're actually we're a public private partnership on kind of glommed onto the side of the university of Michigan, and we bring together Industry Research and government to jointly study, and and really advance mobility through shared research deployment. We we do some actual on road deployments in our in our laboratories in our in our city and in Arbor as well outreach. You still have the track out there we do. So we have a thirty acre testily the test facility really name was so powerful it sort of absorbed of of the rest of the center, but it's a mini city population zero usually just staffed by by robots. They mow the lawn. They yeah, they we run automated vehicles. So there's no one to deliver pizza to their exactly on on online. Born Domino's have had that that going, right? So. Yeah. So we're we're sort of we're a little very research focused early stage technology development, and then there there are big great big facilities in in Michigan like American Center from ability who can really do the later stage commercialization, and really, you know, when when the technology catches up the they're going to be helping deploy it safely. The director the CEO of American Center. Michael noble. It will be making one of his first public appearances and not connecting that I panel which is from ten to ten forty five on Monday morning at the science center. So anybody really wants to know about what's going on with the connected vehicle research in Michigan. You got unless his panel. It'll feel you right in. We had Lieutenant governor Gilchrist on last week as our guests here on the internet advisor. And he's your luncheon speaker, right? Yeah. He's a lunch bigger. And just before this panel goes off we have Larry burns. I think Ed may know who he is. He used to be the former well RND director for the small company called General Motors. And he's going to be talking about the impact of economist vehicles at how it's to change everything. So the whole morning in the ballroom is focused vehicles starting Larry and then going into this phantom, the news more panels after that that take a look at smart cities technologies and the technologies needed for these highways. If we're going to run these vehicles on the highways that has to be certain sensors and different things out there. So it's you know, it's great stuff. It is. That sounds wonderful Mike, thanks for bringing in some wonderful guests as always and and talking about my tech news. What you're doing outs? Side of just putting the newsletter every week. Yes. Labor of love, you know. So. That again is Greg McGuire em city. Thank you so much for joining us and Mike Brennan, good luck on your April. Twenty ninth Monday. I o t tech connect conference. Thanks very much. Okay. Good even gentleman Bye-bye. But. Gary a couple more news items that we were saving these. Because I wanted to ask you about in two minutes, we have left about what do you think about password expirations because apparently Microsoft has come to the realization that by default, whenever you install a windows ten averaging system, there's a default password expiration, or and Microsoft realizes that maybe we shouldn't have a default password expiration because the users tend to use very predictable changes to the same password. Yeah. The the password and then change one letter or are one number something in some some bad guy. Steals the password they likely to be able to get the next one the answers yet. Maybe they use it that way. I don't like expirations, you know, I get a good password and ninety days. Later, I have to take and change it again and change it up. So that it's, you know, not anything like the one just before that Culliver. We know that passwords have been stolen a lo- awful lot over the last five years, and if you've never changing your password or you use the same password a couple of different sites. Don't always get around to using the password right away. And that was the whole theory around every ninety days, you know, expiring the password to make you get a new one. I still think there's value that a lot of companies still do it. We're not making Microsoft's not making consumer suet as a fall. But. Yeah. It's still up in the air. And I wish they'd come up with something to replace passwords other than swiping your fingers across our retina scan or face recognition. You know, the book hasn't been closed on that yet. So there's a lot of work to do. Hey, we're at the end of the top of the hour time to move on Gary Baker. Thank you so much for joining us this week. 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"vice president public relations" Discussed on WJR 760
"Welcome back to the internet advisor rebel here. And we have Gary Baker. I hope it's sunnier where you're at than it is here in Michigan. It is nice and sunny, very very nice today of wish you guys would hurry up and have spring. That would be nice. We've had it several times several times. He. You know, we're gonna have a good show today, and we have Michelle Gilbert her we're going to bring her into the next segment from Cass to talk about some of the new offerings. They have and some of the, you know, the internet of things technology and people's homes and secure that they're really there. They're really making to begin road in that that's part. So that'd be great. Well, they have to. Yeah. They have to because people are bringing this stuff in their homes and the connecting it to their network. Hey, I wanted to go for a couple tech segments notes that I picked up this week. What do you think about a mouse for an ipad? Now, that's he's used one and you use tablets, and you had the Microsoft surface. For some reason apple has always like, we don't need a mouse. We have a pen and by and I've always dislike just just grasp. The mouse. You know, people are craving it. That I that. I would think if I could just use a boss opponent when device or my finger, which is what they use mostly. I think it was never sharpened. And. You know, it was hired to highlighting some types of I think that's long overdue. I think apple just finally said in a what people wanted one night give it to them. It'd be easy to do. It can be bluetooth, which they are out or will be if it happens. They will won't have any kind of sport for it. The way not in a little small mouse right to go with the ipad. I love my little small slow. About this nieces. Yeah. Got a few traps that around my house too. So, but you know, because most people docket and use a keyboard. You know, there's some times when you do wanna touch it and and use your finger. But there are other times when you wanna talk it, and you have an external keyboard? Yes. I mean, it just makes sense apple just support the mouse and just get it over with. So you make your customers happy. Another one is Microsoft became the third US company to hit one trillion dollars as far as market value. Yeah. Can you believe that the right after apple and Amazon that makes sense? That's huge, you know. And it's interesting because, you know, apple and Microsoft, basically started around the same time within, you know, a year to each other Amazon while it's actually fairly old company now considering you know, when you think of it a an internet standpoint like, wow, what a market cap the they're driving. And remember this. Says market cap, right. Somebody speculating on their stock that it's gonna go up. Right. And apparently, it's the Microsoft Zor product which really took off in the last two quarters, which is really propelled them to one trillion dollar, Mark. So many times consumers think oh, well, let's say Microsoft, consumer products are not as good as this product or that product or something else, but it's not their consumer products. And it never has been their number. Not right. Yeah. I mean, they have five segments. They have the windows they have servers. They have online services. They have business office, which is part of Zoar, and they have the entertainment and devices. So when you think about, you know, it's about time that that might say because when you talk about it from a business standpoint. Like stuff is still that way way way ahead of apple any else without their that their segments. So right. I mean, Apple's product is their devices an Amazon will they just do just about everything and plus their cloud based services. And in fact, any now can settle right. They're not only do they. You know have products that they contract for and that cell, but it's all the other companies that sell through them as marketplace. Oh, but anyway, I, you know, good company to be. Hey, another one that I like this. But it's like twenty years too late is there's a there's a district in north Chicago where parenting soon. Yeah, we're Keegan will soon be able to track their child's bus through an app, and I'm like how many times did I sit outside in the driveway. Either waiting for the bus to deliver my kids or waiting for them to pick up and even the kids waiting out there for twenty minutes for the bus because the the bustle straw between ten after and twenty after ten minutes at negative five degrees. Then it would be lay. Of course, they'd be sitting up there. And then you wondering if it's coming. Yeah. Live through that course, when I went to school, you know, didn't have losses. I had to watch the school. Up killed both ways. Right, right. Yeah. That's true. They had carriages out. But I won't go. State. Okay. Hey, okay. Well, we'll save a couple of these other news items for a little later in the show when we get back. We're going to be talking with Michelle Gilbert, vice president public relations have Comcast. And we're going to be going over some of these the new offerings that Comcast is providing including some of the internet of things devices that you have in your home. We'll be back after.
"vice president public relations" Discussed on WJR 760
"You're hearing the Frank Beckmann show. News talk seven sixty WJR. On the Frank Beckmann shoe, let's shift gears a little bit and talk about helping out the the veterans in our community, which one of our companies one of the many companies are a community that does it. So well is Comcast and our friend Michelle Gilbert is here from Comcast in studio to talk about a yet another new program for low income veterans here in Michigan to try to make internet more affordable to them Michelle the vice president public relations for Comcast heartland region. This is this kind of a big deal here because the price is is I- popping low for for this internet service, offering them. Yeah. So our internet essentials program, which we originally introduced in two thousand eleven offers internet access to low income Americans for nine ninety nine a month. Which is your right eye-popping low. Oh, and every year, we look to improve this program started with families than we added up people who were eligible for housing than we added seniors. And now this year, we're making it available to low income veterans of which there are thirty thousand just in Michigan. Really? Yeah. What's the low income cut off? You mean what I don't know? You know, what the actual amount is? It has something to do with obviously what what they make. But we work with government guidelines and things like that. And and I will tell you that since this program started, Justin Michigan. We've actually connected three hundred eight thousand low income Americans just in Michigan in Michigan. Yeah. Yeah. And six million across the country that thanks. Yeah. Yeah. What do they get for that? So they get access to our internet essentials program, which is nine nine nine a month. We also give them the ability to purchase a laptop for under one hundred and fifty dollars. See? That's unbelievable, right. There could also get a laptop computer right now is that used new. I mean, what's what's the connection? How do you? How were you able to do that? It's it's magic. We we we make them available. We work through a third party company. I don't know if they're new or if they're like new in they're fully refurbished, but we they're absolutely if obviously they're like new, and they work they work. And if something doesn't work we take them back, and we get them new ones. Because what we've learned from a lot of the studies that we've done is the cost of the internet is not the only thing that keeps people away from connecting. If you've got to spend three grand on a computer on top of that. You know, you're not chance. Sorry, not gonna do it. Right. And the other piece of it. That's just as important is the training because we take for granted that we know how to use the internet and that we know how to use it safely. And so what we do is we make free training available in person online and through literature. So that people who go. Through our internet essentials program know, what they can use the internet for how to use it. How to use it safely to protect themselves. Do you also do do telephone service cell phone service? That's going to be next for you. You mean for low income Americans? Yeah. That's a really great idea because so much of our work. I mean, even Internetwork has done on our phones and laptops, ipads in the light. Well, and I will tell you one of the things one of the improvements we made to the internet essentials program. A couple years ago was giving all recipients both existing and new a free router because people do have tablets, and they do have cell phones, and they were using their data. So this gives them another opportunity to save money through their wireless data plan because they can use WI fi in their home. So why do you do it? Well, it's such a fit with our business. I mean, we are, you know, we're an internet service company where a technology company, and we understand that the amount that people are relying on the internet every day, both consumers and businesses continues to increase, and so it just makes sense. It's there's an. Inherent connection that we would want to make bridge the digital divide and make internet access available to the people who have the hardest time getting at which is low income Americans in it's not that they don't have access to it. It's that they're not adopting. And one of the biggest reasons they're not adopting is they don't trust it. They don't understand why they would use it. So we work with thousands of nonprofit organizations around the country, including many fine organizations here in metropolitan, Detroit such as southwest solutions where they do the training, and we basically fund the training by giving them grants. And then we get low income Michiganders' right here in our community. Understanding what the value is. I had a wonderful opportunity to sit in on some training with some senior citizens at the Walker Williams community center, and it was amazing. What they were talking about one guy. We had given him a laptop. And he was going to give it away. And they convinced him don't give the laptop away until you take the training. And now he listens to his music. But he streams it online. He knows how to do research. He's teaching himself things all because he took these classes. That's great. What did they charge for? What's what's what's the monthly? The the internet access is nine ninety nine a month. But the classes are completely free. And by the way, the classes are open to anyone not just internet essentials recipients. Yeah. Is this higher toward the higher speed? The Comcast introduced not too long ago or I believe it's twenty five megabits per second. That and we have increased the speed of the internet essentials program several times, and we'll continue to we're always trying to make sure that we're staying ahead of the needs. And we're giving them enough speed to do what they need to do in their house. Well, I'm glad you're doing that. And and how do veterans sign up or or others of low income? Sure, they can call eight five five eight four six eight three seven six. They can also visit internet essentials dot com. And I know that sounds silly. If they don't have internet access, how are they going to visit? But they do they go to the library. They use their cell phones. But we want to make it as convenient as possible. Whether they want to go online or Colin congrats. Thank you. Each of as always, thank you. Comcast doing it again in our community Michelle Gilbert doing it again with a parents on our show. We appreciate it. We appreciate you talk to you soon..
"vice president public relations" Discussed on WJR 760
"Business said it said nearly it's been a little low uh my father's you mentioned uh uh was jack horrigan he was with the american football league began aziz sports writer with the buffalo evening news in the united press before that and then we came back to buffalo uh that was uh uh sixteen and uh my father became vice president public relations director for the buffalo bills with ralph wilson do your friends and uh uh other than what i was in college and then this nice spent using the service uh every year said other than those i've been working in pro football have then if the pro football hall of fame you said i started out as a curator of them executive director now that been there for forty uh forty one years will be starting my fortysecond you hear a couple of boss you have a great place in your heart for dfl and the buffalo bills the late great russell wilson was from grosse pointe lived here till the end of his time recently set aside two billion dollars the foundation to give the buffalo in detroit tell us one or two stories about ralph wolves were rope with a lifelong friend mike is because they i have netted no one way of higher late literally and he would showman he did so many things that he never told people why just mentioned is aimed at ten minutes ago listening holocaust museum in skokie and they're talking about her role shimaa finish well i can tell you felt the is the first american to uh visit uh arusha my after the bomb was dropped was rob wilson at the true story he was the commander running a uh a minesweeper he's in the pacific and is relevant relevant uh location to russian at the time after the bomb they sent him in uh literally on his little 100 had put wouldn't oh uh minesweeper to uh did you ever the damage and he the tell the story that they were met there on the shores and he says we didn't know if you're gonna be saluted or shot so you know kind of frightening but uh you know he first hand witness the uh devastation of uh of war but then he was also there uh and was.
"vice president public relations" Discussed on WCTC
"The week games and sunday games as well bert baron over a wctc r k j singh helping out with all of the equipment as well the list goes on for the cdc guys but thank you so much for all of your support and everyone here with the patriots there from our vice president public relations marcos it off two general manager patrick rick perry by broadcast porter for most of the season you'd chryst rebic as well it's been such an enjoyable year here and it's unfortunate that this season ends a disappointment but at least from my perspective i'll be looking at back in my first year hopefully of many or the somerset patriots with a huge smile on my face knowing that i had the time of my life calling games for all of our listeners out there that being said we will tie of bonau on what was truly a memorable year and that'll do it for us for the final time here at td bank ballpark hope you guys that much as much fun as i did all season long for the final time your final scores long island ducks who defeat the somerset patriots forty three the ducks a bad thing to the liberty division a start advancing duty atlantic league championship series for literally every single person that was ever involved with this broadcast any broadcast over the course of the season all year long my name is mark swartz thank you truly truly so so much for tuning in all season long we will see you back in early april for fanfares here at t bank ballpark and a two thousand an eighteen season when the patriots begin their quest for their atlantic league record seventh atlantic league championship all of that coming over in april but until that point have a pleasant rest of your evening have a pleasant rest of your winter and we will see you in the spring for baseball back here in central jersey it's been a pleasure everyone have a pleasant rest of you leave the barge restaurant has.
"vice president public relations" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Older guys really got teary eyed if they as they talked about a anywhere that look is going to be out of up labor day that is tremendous jim was a difficult to narrow down the list of which players to ask generally speaking there was pretty easy because there were certain guys in my with there are a couple looking that we just interesting to me because i knew there are stories red miller was not a player he was a cold but i knew about the poverty the rid grew up in and i knew how he worked to make himself for person in you know that's always the throughout the new thing i think to me mike it how did you become the guy you are based on the things i knew about the players couldn't since up nor all the players i kind of had a pretty good idea who of the matchup will be a ring of famer or a start but the public was generally aware of and if you it not but people great story to tell so that's kind of the formula use former broncos vice president public relations jim soccer mano with us on k away news radio jim you have such a rich history with the broncos yet as you listened to these guys talk about the games that meant the most to them where you surprised it's somewhat will by by what struck the actual players or coaches that were involved a couple of times yes oh calmed jackson for example but he kept coming back to death and they teddy was too small in high school but it that no you're okay keep going and then you didn't get the scholarship to one college in the his small but if it adds that no calmed your okay keep going and the game of his life happen to be wondered his dad could apparently randy grad assured game happen to be one and it's fatherhood passed away and i remember all the elements with this actually in that offseason it was a difficult offseason for andy and it was big game back you know height all that first appearance in the state as a player after his father passed away and me there were some in there were some things like this you know.