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Biden signs executive order aimed at promoting voting rights
"At promoting voting rights. It directs government agencies to come up with proposals to leverage federal resource is to expand access to registration and voter participation. The order is being issued on the anniversary of the 1965 Bloody Sunday voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Troy Public Radio's Kyle Gass, it reports the pandemic is making this year's annual commemoration a very different event when the Selma marchers crossed the bridge 56 years ago on their way to Montgomery to protest for voting rights. Cameras were there to document their savage beating by Alabama state troopers. Event organizer Drew Glover says streaming video on Selma jubilee dot com will allow viewers from around the world to join the struggle against racial injustice so that ideally, at the end of the event, people will not only have a greater understanding of the history but also a greater drive to get involved and make that change happen. Part of the ceremony honors civil rights leaders C T. Vivian, Joseph Lowery, Bruce Boynton and Georgia Congressman John Lewis, all of whom died in 2020. For NPR news. I'm Kyle Gass it in Montgomery,
Biden signs executive order aimed at promoting voting rights
"Klein. President Biden signs an executive order today aimed at promoting voting rights. It directs government agencies to come up with proposals to leverage federal resource is to expand access to registration and voter participation. The order is being issued on the anniversary. Of the 1965 Bloody Sunday voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Troy Public Radio's Kyle Gass, it reports the pandemic is making this year's annual commemoration. Ah, very different event when the Selma marchers crossed the bridge 56 years ago on their way to Montgomery to protest for voting rights. Cameras were there to document their savage beating by Alabama state troopers. Event organizer Drew Glover says streaming video on soma jubilee dot com will allow viewers from around the world to join the struggle against racial injustice so that ideally, at the end of the event, people will not only have a greater understanding of the history but also a greater drive to get involved and make that change happen. Part of the ceremony honors civil rights leaders C T. Vivian, Joseph Lowery, Bruce Boynton and Georgia Congressman John Lewis, all of whom died in 2020. For NPR news. I'm Kyle Gass it in Montgomery, Alabama.
Jamie Spears's lawyer says 'people have it so wrong': He 'saved' Britney
"Thirteen years. Britney spears future has been tied up conservatorship control by her father now with thirty nine. Her fans are wondering why she not free. Here's my nightline co anchor juju. Chang you britney spears in a playful moment with family riding a bike with her niece thing her father jamie in the beard there. These video shared exclusively with abc news. Jamie's attorney vivian. Doreen showed the spears family together. During the pandemic. I understand that every story needs a villain. The people have it so wrong. Here this is a story about a fiercely loving dedicated and loyal father who rescued his daughter from a life threatening situation. The relationship between the princess of pop and her father coming under renewed scrutiny as the freebritney movement continues calling for an end to her conservatorship functioning woman. That's working nonstop it. Just it doesn't make any sense that grassroots movement and the inner workings of the conservatorship arrangement highlighted in recent new york times a documentary framing britney spears which reexamines the superstars rise and public fall through. Today's lens now. Her father jamie spears was placed in charge of her career her finances and her health decisions in two thousand eight when she was just twenty six responding through his lawyer. Vivian doreen in an exclusive interview with my colleague. Amy robot jamie saved britney's life and over the last thirteen years. He has worked tirelessly to protect her. He has collaborated with her to help her regain custody of her children. He has brought her finances back from disaster in his created a safe environment for her to live her life the way she wants away from the media that caused her so much pain. Britney spears was only sixteen years old when she catapulted to stardom in nineteen ninety eight with their multi. Platinum hit baby one more time. She came across his strong young high school in her first video. She's very pretty and sexy a late teenager and that was an image that she built on over the next several years and she became one of the biggest stars in the world. Releasing one mega hit after another. Oops i did it again. In two thousand and toxic in two thousand and three within years the girl next door from kentucky louisiana had become a household name but by two thousand seven life in the spotlight seeming to take toll the young mother of two appearing to publicly struggle amidst a divorce custody battle and continued media scrutiny. Britney spears is back in the headlines in a big way this morning video. britney spears with a shaved. Head circulates over the internet the lent 'less flash of cameras. She famously took a pair of flippers to her own hair at a los angeles alone the way that she was treated by the media the way that the tabloids talked about her the way. That the pop- rodzi would leave her alone people to lash out when there's that kind of pressure on them and she did then later that year and infamous performances the mtv video music awards what seemed to be a public unraveling coming to ahead in an altercation with paparazzi in la. Go to the car. Britney britney all i'm gonna do is. I'm just going to ask you a couple of questions and then i'm gonna leave you alone and alleys coming up to me. She's like guys. Please please please please. Thousand britney inches grabbed. the umbrella. Started coming after me starts beating the passenger side of my truck we call this. Framing britney spears. One of the reasons is because. There's these frames that everyone remembers when they talk about her when she shaved her head and when she the car with an umbrella she was going out. Visiting kevin feather line at his home. The kids meant the world to britney and she wanted us here. Kids and kevin said no part of the reason we wanted to do. The film was to to pull back from that frame and show you show you. What's outside of it. And one of the things we found is that she was going through a custody battle during this time. That following year after two hospitalizations brittany's father jamie assumed control over his daughter's estate along with an outside trust think people really know conservatorship as much as attention. It's gotten in recent months. I don't think people knew that it was weird for a young person to be under one. Let alone be under one for thirteen years. Thirteen years later the court mandated conservatorship. Still in effect denying the thirty nine year old control of her estate. Prompting the question. Why if britney through her lawyer though is asking that jamie. Her father not be a part of her conservatorship. Why does jamie then still insist on being her conservative. Jamie serves as britain's conservator. Because he loves her. He wants the best for britney. Jamie's attorneys say court documents. Show that when he stepped in as conservator in two thousand eight britney's assets were only worth two point. Eight million dollars. They say he has worked with his daughter to increase her net. Worth to nearly sixty million in two thousand nineteen britney's assets were clearly being mismanaged and was being taken advantage of financially by some of those around her two thousand eight britney has released four albums. Start on a prime time show. I felt like i had a connection with you. The moment you started seeing and even hosted her own las vegas residency but she has not performed professionally since two thousand eighteen abruptly canceling her. Las vegas residency. The following year saying her dad was sick and she needs to focus on family fans now turning to the performers instagram account for behind the scenes glimpses into her life and hints about her wellbeing including dance video and messages to fans. I pulled out all of my jackets in the next day. It was really hot. It was very confusing and last november. Her attorney telling a judge. My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father adding she will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career. Can you explain why britney's lawyer is saying. She doesn't want her dad in charge of her finances anymore. Throughout twenty twenty brittany and her father had many conversations and in fact early on in the pandemic they spent two weeks with other family members. Hunker down in louisiana and they spend a lot of time together and in that time brittany never expressed those words to her father. She's never asked him to step aside. Why she then wouldn't just go onto social media and say hey guys. I don't need to be freed. Any time britney wishes to enter conservatorship. She can have her attorney file a petition to terminate it. She's never exercised this right in the past thirteen years. But for the of the freebritney movement like dustin strand the question remains what really is happening in britney's life tomorrow. We have our free pretty rally for years. Strand has traveled from phoenix to los angeles. Bree support you. We've known for a long time as conservative has been just. The next conservatorship hearing is expected in march a fight about which britney herself remains publicly
Bromances Could Lead to More Romances for Male Hyenas
"Morning in tanzania. The sun rises in goro. Goro crater the spotted. Hyenas are beginning their day. While vivian from germany's leibnitz institute for zoo and wildlife research sits nearby in a truck watching and waiting. Ooh the most exciting part of her day is when a male hyena crouches on his hind legs to poop and so i did collect a lot of fecal samples my money to a lot of behavior. Spend enough time following mass in onsite in tanzania in the field biologists have been monitoring the hyena. Clans of tanzania's. Goro goro crater for twenty five years. They've learned a lot about the species but there are still some outstanding mysteries why is it that high ranking individuals and in particular hiring man's often are more successful than low-ranking mass in terms of reproduction in spotted hyenas in contrast to many other mammals mass domed fight to access a high social rank. And they also don't fight to access reading partners and so. It is quite puzzling. Why high-ranking massive they don't fight and they are not necessarily more attractive to females. Why they should be more successful than males of lower social rank in also dvd and had nearly four hundred fecal samples collected from one hundred and twenty male hyenas. She analyzed the hormones inside of them and discovered that interactions among male hyenas were more stressful for lower ranking males and as a result they spent more time alone. The results were published in the journal. Functional ecology and do consequence of that is that low-ranking mass they spend less time. Quoting famous are therefore less successful. In terms of the number of spring the produced compared to high ranking mass. Who spend most of the time courting females all that time spent alone recovering from stress. Means that the lower raking hyenas aren't spending their time courting females and the females that they do manage to spend time with our themselves also lower rank the researchers think it has to do with the fact that lower ranking males tend to be newcomers within hyena clans. It takes time to develop their support networks among other males. They do have to spend a lot of time building up and maintaining these relationships before they can even think about courting females so for male spotted hyenas. It might be that the best path towards romance is to begin with the bromance
Goodbye to Alcohol - Series 3 - Episode 10 - Mary Anne Shearer - the Natural Way - burst 01
"It was his guys talking roland hydra one year and end the sky was the and he came up to me after he said like. I'm here to help me recover from alcoholism. I don't want to rehab. I've just come to detox. My buddy what. Can i do to stop caving. Alcohol acid right. This is what you gotta do. Every morning you get up and you have as much fruit and a nice handful of narrow nuts or seeds with just eat as much food as you can stuff. Your face doesn't have to be early in the morning but it must be a first meal of the day and eat as much as it. If it's a box of mangoes and eat the box of mangoes op done that. Eaten a box magazine taya watermelon. And you might do that for three months and eventually what happens. Is you end up eating one mango in. It's really sweet sausage. I into stuff your face. Full of lucas. In every natural glucose fresh fruits nuts every time. You crave alcohol. Just reach out for some dates or some raisins or even like a hundred percent pure grape juice or you know have sparkling grape juice. It satisfies your cells needs for glucose that craving will stop welcome to goodbye to alcohol about calls from wealth without wine with you. Want to say goodbye to alcohol. Revie said goodbye. Twelve called over the on just so this is the podcast few. We've got recovery stories to in spy experts to inform you plenty of advice on how to drink and change your life. Hello hello and welcome to the good. By twelve coal podcast. My name is john goran. I'm the founder of wealth without wine. And i'm your host for this podcast. My hero wealth without wine we help people to change their relationship with alcohol over the past five years. We've helped hundreds of people to do just that and we created world without wind because we believe it's really really halt to change your drinking alone so wealthed without wine wit all about community each week we're going to feature a community voice just to give you a flavor of the also. Try his somebody from one of Subgroups hello everyone. So i have a little friday when which happened last night Myself my family celebrated thanksgiving with our american bamiyan states Remotely and it was the first time in twenty-six days at i would becoming face to face with an actual bottle of wine so i was a bit concerned and i knew that i had to have some safety precautions. Set in place for myself. So i had my phone Close by me. So i could contact group if i needed to My also got some alcohol free wine that was recommended by this group and And the support of my family so my mom and i enjoyed some lovely alcohol free wine. Which actually wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. We served at super chilled and it was actually super delicious and refreshing. We skype with a family overseas headed delicious meal and i didn't have a drop of alcohol And then at the end of the evening we weren't bid. I finished off my class of savvy. Rich in the candlelight listening to some chile music Went to bid and the biggest one of all was waking up this remembering exactly what happened last night and without a headache I'm super proud of myself. Never ever in a million years thought that this was possible. But it did it and today is day. Twenty-seven machine all a fabulous wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world if huge cut to join our woman welcoming community and get a bit of support. Just go to weld without wind dot com and click on the membership top. So let's get my guest today into being a lady who's pretty well known here in south africa. Her name is maryanne sheera now. Maryanne is a woman before had time. She wrote a book called the natural way more than twenty years ago. An only now is the way of life. She advocates going mainstream on apart from being an author. Marianne is a motivational speaker. And she runs a very successful pekan restaurant as well as running natural health programs. I'll begin by asking maryanne satele to bit about herself. I had serious health problems which included being bipolar had kids at had ear infections tonsillitis runny noses that was high blood pressure so we had these kind of. I call him normal health problems because it wasn't like the big three cancer heart disease diabetes. It was just all like niggly stuff that was affecting our relationships and was affecting the way we functioned from day to day. And i have always been interested in the human body i prob- i might have become a doctor. But i'm i'm glad i didn't because it made me look for answers and other places so i was fascinated with the human body studied physiology anatomy and chemistry in the sciences and i was fascinated with the how the human body worked. So we're not. We started having these problems and we were being treated traditional medical way with anti anti-inflammatories and antihistamines for a head allergic dermatitis. On my hands and the kids with antibiotics just didn't make any sense because nobody actually got well. all it doesn't seem to do is suppress symptoms. And then they'd come back two weeks later. I saw the athol up. Gotta find answers. This was long. Before the era of google that really dates meet And just go and do a search on google. And the closest i've got to google was on several occasions sneaking into the fits medical library in johannesburg and he are trying to find says there and looking at books in the archives and just like nobody really had answers to my questions had to find the myself now. I really believed because i could see the. You'll buddy actually repays itself if you cut your finger to paint it stop. You don't need to go and you know cost a spillover it or go to the doctor. My fingers cut itself. Please can drug. I mean unless you chopped to finger off you'd want to beg on but just a cut finger. Paper cut irritate you. It hurts but you it just eventually repays itself and and if you study the human body like a did you find out that the liver you can actually cut off your liver out. Remove it entirely donated to somebody else. Give the small lobe to somebody else in the big global grow and then you've donated your smaller that logo groesbeck like this is the most amazing thing and yet when it comes to lever cancer you told is no cure for it. You're going to die while you would because you're going to be given all these drugs and you live a second will just get sick and pick up than you will die so i was looking for ways to correct the looking for the causes and then ask trying to fix the causes. I did find that. Nutrition made a huge difference. When i changed my diet. Took after find sugar and my by pella symptoms when my crazy periods of manic unbelievable highs. We are could take on the world. And i was going to change the world and i'm actually by nature very idealistic person and my mission in life is i want to change the world. One person at a time. I want to get them healthy enough. Got the goal to reach. A million people wrote a book called the natural way it came out in nineteen. Ninety-one was a runaway bestseller according to the publishers and it sold as i say of three hundred thousand copies it's been published in the united states. The funny thing is it seems to be taking of now first published in the states in two thousand five fifteen years not getting traction. So it's like if it does take off and i happened to reach the new york times. Basically nobody can ever say was an overnight success at this pathetic years. So you're a woman before your time. Someone emission to really help people if i can get rid of my bipolar symptoms and be completely sane And and thinks straight and have a brain in and and bow bowels and bladder that works properly all the time and be living in that sweet spot of health than anybody can do it. Because i had terrible problems. Janet listening to all calls from weld without wine. Marianne take me about you just mentioned alcoholic parents. It that intrigued me wondering if that was one of the reasons why you want it to research to health unle- to healthier lifestyle was that of a trigger. I think it. I think it was. I think you know even mentioned to some one time that i want to try to get drunk when us fourteen and jank moms cara pheno one and didn't like the way i felt i felt out of control and i think that sense of not being in control of my immediate environment and i wouldn't say i'm a control freak but i needed to be common working properly and audley at the sense of order i think that comes from growing up in the chaos of alcoholic appearance at home and my mom was a party animal. She was functional alcoholics. She could party all night and go to work the next day in absolutely fine my father however party will not and he wouldn't work for six months and that was you know he'd worked for six months and then not work for six months to a year or two years so we grew up with that sort of chaotic and then my parents got divorced because my mother said she had four kids anita fifth one. My father married. Somebody was crazy as he was. You know do things like pour petrol over my stepmother and threatened sitter a lot this crazy stuff that chaos does makes you want to live an ordinary that the thing. That really got to me when i was a kid. My mom had this medical encyclopedia. And i would pour over at the age of four hundred. All these gory. Pictures of people as innocent large thyroid landed was like the size of pumpkin and the knicks and these open ruins and at sit there and cringes kind of not. Wanna look at them. But it's fasten. The human body fascinated me from a very early age. My mom was kind of forward thinking as much as she was a party animal. She told us we couldn't chew gum or drink. Physical because our brains would fry and and we went lottery comic books either. So i had the sense of trying to do the right thing I think it also grows up with you know you grow up with a parent. That's a bit narcissistic. i think. Alcoholism in a sense is a narcissistic habit. Because you just carrying about a million myself. And i'm trying to numb my pain. You know not thinking about the responsibilities of life you know growing up with it. I had the saints. That i wanted to please my mom and do the right thing so i was considered the goody. Two shoes in the family just always trying to do the right thing in an nfl had to take it back to pregnancy was a need to just have off in my life Feel like yeah. Things went as chaotic. As they've seen. We moved a lot as kids. You know doing a geographic alcoholic. Parents do that things. Don't work you just move somewhere else. Yeah i've i've come across two different reactions when people have Parents they are do what she did. And react against the kale. Some won't control an order in their life all they they tend to say well. You know sin family. I'm bound to be that as well and then kinda give up unsolved drinking as well so Is that been your experience as well. Do you think people tend to go. A different one of two was party. Animal ended in two brothers. That partied hard. I mean they crashed a few calls when they were aided. And that god they've grown up and grown out of it and They've so but very working my two brothers especially very sober and very hard working And and i just think. I think what you you learn the learned behavior sydney. I look at myself is it. I may not have been addicted to alcohol. But as very addicted to sugar so ahead addictive side to me that anita to the sugar made me feel good in that space. So i suppose in a sense. I was doing much what people do with alcohol when us feeling unhappy or was feeling sad or on feeling like a done something. Well i would reward myself or console myself with suga whether it was fragile candy or cake. So is scream. It didn't really matter how much as i said. Even propane sugar staying out of the sugar bowl. As i got older. I became health conscious. South for made fudgy using brown sugar. That was really good. But you're that that that needs that sense of of you don't you you know parents at properly as if you growing up in an alcoholic home so you learn. The navy is that that it's a k. To satisfy yourself for full let need with a something in a with some people it could be gambling. All pornography will with made was shook end and food as a compulsive overeater. And the only reason we're glad clinically obese of always been physically active and and if i was not eating properly and exercising. I wouldn't ever sleep. I would. And i think that looking at having dealt with so many people in our family and with people have met of the years that alcohol sometimes puts people to sleep just eventually knocks you out so eventually do sleep when you're very active brain not taught how to look off draw brain. How what does alcohol do to bring. What is caffeine due to the brain so one minute drinking coffee over here and then that's like over stimulating central noticing. Make all your nerve cells five. Ab rapidly and then you'd having alcohol too. Because that's a natural depressant than you take the to calm you down and put you to sleep and then you wake up the next morning and you hung oversee start with the coffee again in the brain goes into overdrive. Then you would lots of sugar into the coffee. So you just getting on this treadmill and i think i think if we were taught the staff about how everybody body reacted to sit and things from when we were kids. Part of the reason assorted school is that we would understand how our body worked and figure stuff out pretty soon and make good choices. But that's me probably being idealistic as well if you were talking to someone. That was drinking super too much. They weren't really aware of what it was doing to that office. That brains. what what would you tell them. How would you summarize the home that it does to us. Gee i'm the first thing we know. Is it really damages the central nervous system in the brain. And we've now these quite a lot of research showing that parkinson's disease which michael j. fox got a really young age and he has a. He was a big drinker. Huge drinker everything. I've read on him. The alcohol played a big role in. He's laughing was younger. That can damage your central nervous system. and it doesn't do it alone. Units alcohol and sugar and bed diets and bed living but alcohol plays a huge role in that. It really affects a whole lot of things affect your central nervous system in your brain so you don't handle stress well and lacewell you handle stress. The more you're going to drink because it numbs you. Eugenic feel you can just numb yourself. you stop feeling in dozen courage assistant behavior because it becomes all about my feelings and my stress and my money to numb in. I mean we all know this. We would go without food in a hassle appearance drink and i've seen it in other families. The mother a single mumble drink because she's lonely or because she feels a failure whatever. Her reasons are and there'll be no food in the fridge. Another normal alcoholic friggin. Look on his nets moke in there in a piece of cheese. And that's about it if you lackey Most just don't have food in them. And i know as kids if they was cheese enough ridge. We would flatness in like half an hour because he's a no win. The food was going come which didn't help but encourage things like a compulsive over eating so a central nervous system and that's the one side the other side that in a fix and impacts really badly as the indicating system and that's a system that controls every single part of the buddy janice it controls your liver your lungs your kidneys digestive tract your muscle tone. You sleep your menstrual cycles. Your facility these nothing. It's not in your breathing. Your lung function your hair. Growth your nails. You'll skin it it. It affects every single part. The endocrine system produces hormones in different parts of the body in those hormones may chemical reactions take place which makes the body function properly. Have alcohol's interfering with it function because what it does is it actually pushes your blood sugar up really really high so you feel like good on alcohol woo and then your blood sugar over produces your body produces over produces insulin. 'cause you're about to go into a diabetic coma and in your body's designed to repeat itself over produces the insulin brings it all the way back down and as it starts to slide mcdonagh feeling really tired immaculate and sleep and pass out if it gets really bad And then you you. You might have something like coffee or tea or another drink to try and raise your blood sugar again so when you blood. Sugar fluctuates fitting brain and central nervous. System your endocrine system and your immune system and you can understand the not explaining this very well with the whole covid. Nineteen they send. People are drinking and having caught accidents but alcohol suppresses immune function. That's what it does. So the government instead of educating everybody in showing us adverts over and over which i think would help better than just locking everybody down and telling you you know these content touch alcohol reagan so ridiculous. You can't buy alcohol during the on the weekend so everybody's just by way more so every restaurant selling wine under the counter to the clients you know because they can't make money selling food during lockdown. It was bizarre to see the activities that going on at the end of the day understood. Exactly what it does. And how it suppresses immune function we must take these things a little bit more seriously than being wrecked on the knuckles suck educate people that teach them the stuff so i think other thing that it does and this is fascinating. Refined sugar does exactly the same thing is alcohol does just desert loose something called reactive hopper blah seamier. Which when the blood sugar shoots up to high we over produce insulin and brings it right down so down so far down your blood sugar that the part of the brain your frontal lobe that controls moral behavior planning and forethought will just shuts down completely. Okay and the part of the brain that takes over as part of the brain that controls aggression appetite and sexual function. And i think this is probably really important to help people understand these blackouts that they have so you can have a blackout but you not passed out you just living life. I mean. I know a girl that poured wax all over yourself. Hot wax in that state couldn't remember how she got burned from this x. She took all our clothes often. Did this is absurdity. Because the people that were they told her what she does. She could not believe she did something like that. I had a woman that came and spoke to me. Because i was when i speak often speak about the stuff because it played such a role in my life and how important it is to make. Sure you're getting the right kind of glucose about in a while. And she came up to me after she said. I'm embarrassed to raise my hand and tell you what i do but cannot speak to you privately. Acid short can understand when she told me the story. She said i'm going to tell you. I'm very very committed. Christian person go to church regularly. my husband's actually involved in the leadership of the church. We go to bible study on wednesday nights. We go to between one and three services and the sunday we we're involved in the charitable work and stuff but she says periodically. I wake up in another town or another suburb in strange man's bid. And i have no recollection of how i got the and i say to you consume and she said. Nah don't i said are you a sugar addict. And she said yes osama title sugar addict and it does the brain. What alcohol does we. You just black out completely. Obviously you've got to be extreme amounts of sugar to do this but alcohol does the same thing you drink. Extreme amounts you'd binge drink and the knicks thing you wake up and you in somebody else's bid and like how the hell did you get in the shame of all of this is worse than you start drinking again and this whole thing goes on so what happens is when the primitive brain takes over. You either going to get aggressive. You're going to just eat and eat and eat canoe appetites. Just nothing's gonna be enough or you. Could your sexual function could take over. And you become extremely promiscuous and that's clearly very dangerous because besides possibility of fathering all mothering a child you could end up with terrible sexual diseases. So it's it's a huge problem and people don't know this until somebody like me comes and tells him and nobody studies this. Because you take the average psychologist or psychiatrist. Dr they studying medicine and how to cheat you when you sick with medicine and surgery than looking. And what is the cause of all these problems and vivian often. It's a physiological or physical course an and utrition is something that's kind of just ignored and net. That study was done with reactive. Hoppy glycemic was done by women. Called baba read stood. She lived in the united states and operated in stable municipal area and she was in charge of the juvenile delinquent and criminal juvenile delinquent and the prisoners. The adult prisoners in the end the juvenile delinquents and she found that of them something like ninety three percent of the people that she'd work with suffered from this reactive hypoglycemia and in that state of blacked out. Where you can't remember what went on people will kill the family. They'll the children we ask you. Yeah then they will beat somebody into coma they'll be do the most. They'll they'll commit a crime. And they have no recollection of course when you committing crimes being something people like as easy to say you lost your mind and you can't remember but it's an actual condition where you had no recollection of went on. It's completely blacked out. You listening to reply to alcohol. The podcast from world without one if eat lights join our tribe. Please check out website. That wine don't cold so yeah. Apparently those many people in child but have done that have a blackout killed somebody. You cannot in jail recollection too. Many people in jail i mean. Can you imagine Horrendous but blackouts very common in all community. We talk about the loss of people have blackouts. I used to have the have them as well Boston is like all it was a walking talking blackout because I was with some friends for afternoon. And apparently i seem quite normal. You know i was walking around talking. We'd walk quite a long way together. I have no recollection. I mean we'd been drinking since frightful Drink but i. It just hit me over the edge. I lost an entire. And you know i used to have blackouts where the end of the evening was a bit fuzzy Quite remember how it may be. But this one was really serious Hated the idea thought woking talking blackout the fat my brain was so alcoholic couldn't even make memories nazi Absolutely terrifying and here's the thing that people don't understand is that you'll cells and your buddy a designed to consume glucose. Nothing works in your in your at salable. You got thirty seven trillion cells in your body. They desperately need glucose they needed to make. Atp a denison triphosphate which is what creates energy your monaco andrea desperately. Need that your every little organ nelio in the plasma critical in these tiny little things inside the cell that you can't even see with your naked eye it needs glucose your brain and central system can't work without glucose and if you're not getting enough you going to crave alcohol or sugar and barbara read stood say we knew feed children refined sugar growing up on any level. She said you're actually preparing them for alcoholism because they get into the cycle. The blood sugar going up and it's coming down and they feel that the sugar satisfies and then you you graduate from a kid to adolescence or young young person in your twenties wait sitting stuffing faced with ice cream and chocolate says locked kind of interdict so will have a drink and it does. What sugar to to you. And now you recognize that. Except that the alcohol gives you even a bit of feeling takes you higher disrupts you lower so if we understood that we need need proper glucose for body's natural glucose and and so often when i've done a talk i actually say to the audience and i remember reading this one year at a secrets convention at sun city outside johannesburg. The were probably five hundred people Woman and i said to them. Okay if you do any of you crave sugar and they've just everybody put the hand and i said when you craving sugar. What is it that you put into your mouth. What is it you put. And what is it that you actually craving an attempt to get the point across. Imagine yourself in the garden of eden and you craving something sweet. What would you eat. And there was a stately silence and this woman blonde voluptuous woman sitting in the front rows in this deep voice. Adam evan rumor osc that christian. I'm thinking this woman. It was really funny at the time. But it's just interesting because i've often christian in los angeles of austin in the republic of hot bay of austin zimbabwe of austin the uk. Austin all over the
"vivian his" Discussed on Radio Cherry Bombe
"I mean even to the point that we've open hand hot in the evenings just so we can you know. I said that. I can kick the can down the road because i'm just nervous about opening that type of restaurant at this moment in tom. Handy and hot was one thing because it was always a grabbing goes scenario Lenore is not so. Yeah can you give us a little glimpse as to what the menu will be at lenore. Yeah yeah you know. I think the food that. I'm really known for cooking. Is the food of the agricultural south. You know really rooted in a lot of vegetables and grains and meat as a condiment and so that's what we're going to be doing at lenora and the menu is going to be you know they'll be an appetizer section but then there will be proteins and then a bevy of side so it's kind of like steakhouse model but with modern southern food that's rooted in in fruits and vegetables and grains and i'm really excited for the format because you know as you as you get older your interest and the way you eat i think changes and you know for me right now you know have two nine year olds and their their pleasure to go out to dinner with and you know being able to go and order like a delicious piece of fish and then be able to share a number of sides both my children will enjoy and i will enjoy weaken kind of compromise and give and take in that category. That's the way that. I wanna eat out now. And so so. I'm excited to have the menu shaped that way. I love that you called it a bevy of sides. I would buy a cookbook called bevy of side i would i would. I would go to a restaurant called a bevy of sides so tell us giving example of what a few of these of the bevy. Let me get heavy out. Braised greens with a persimmon and pecan grim lotte. We have a turnip root in green gra tan. Ap's boiler-room french fries with kitchen sink mayonnaise. Start to be right there. Len wa bevy sounds amazing. Getting lenore so everybody should hang tight for news on the opening that could be in december fingers crossed and then I forgot to mention handy in hot. So you've got the handy and hot grab and go in charleston as mentioned but you also have a handy in hot mail order that still going on. Yes so you can go to handy and hot and order some of your products like the ones that you talk about in the book. Yes yes and we're getting ready to a specialty item for thanksgiving and also Christmas and so the way we usually work will release like five hundred of something and sell them at one time and that way it's it's kind of like a get ramped up to do it and then it's done very exciting. I'd be watching to see those items are thanksgiving is coming up. You said you're hopeful. But what are you thankful for this year while. I'm so grateful that my my family is is healthy and Around me you know. My parents live across the road from me. And so you know. I've i've watched so many people during this crisis be separated from their families and it just keeps going on and on and on and so i'm so grateful to have them in my backyard and for everyone to be healthy and i'm grateful that you know i i can see the silver lining in some of this because i think that's one of the things that a lot of people are having hard time with A loss of hope in a loss of a way forward. But i'm grateful that i i have been able to do that. Lee be celebrating at home this year. Yes i'm the last few years we've been away for thanksgiving and so you know. I think it'll be nice to be home and show my nine year olds. A a proper thanksgiving turkey vip. So brian it. Actually i usually do to turkey's because i love the way o'brien turkey taste but the skin never liked does what i want it to when i brought it so we usually fry a turkey and brian and butter roasted turkey. Oh yum i think a deep fried turkey is the way to go but it is not the easiest way to go. No no and you should never do it like without really reading the directions and you know putting a a frozen turkey into friar is a real bad disaster waiting to happen. I think there's a lot of that on youtube and back to a bevy of side. What are tell us What the bevy of thanksgiving signs will be well. My favorite part of thanksgiving is dressing or you may call it stuffing but it's you know the whatever bread mixture mixed with whatever seasonings and baked tin. So that's my favorite Thing and i usually like to just get creative with the things that are in my fridge. They're also like always always candied yams my grandmother's recipe it's like really simple And a great link to her always in my family rice and gravy and cranberry sauce. From the can. There's nothing that i mean. I've certainly made my fair. Share of like whole cranberry sauce. But i grew up eating it from a can and so thanksgiving so much about for me. that you know nothing really suits except for that. Cranberry sauce from the yeah. My family loves the cranberry sauce and a canon. I make little homemade cranberry sauce every year. And they make fun of me and then what about dessert. So mom has always made pecan pie for dessert and my sister then lemon and chocolate pies and we always eat the lemon chocolate pies for dessert and then the next morning. Eight the pecan pie for breakfast. Ooh that's a tradition. Yeah scrape with coffee. It's almost like a breakfast pastry. If you think about it that is true. I love a pecan pie. I'm sure scarlets is amazing. It's it's the recipe on the back of the kiro syrup bottle. It is all her secrets. We'll vivian it's been so nice to talk to you and thanks so much for putting out a really fun book i like i said i loved reading it and i laughed out loud several times and i can't wait to get cooking from it. Thank you thank you so much carry. That's it for today. Show thank you so much to vivian. Howard vivica sorry. We couldn't hang out in person. But i guess this is the next best thing. Snag copy of vivians. This will make.
"vivian his" Discussed on Radio Cherry Bombe
"We can we can do things in our homes and our kitchens that we didn't necessarily think we could if we just try to make an embarrassing admission. I have never made sauerkraut. In fact i do love. I love a fancy farmers market Sneaking over to my fridge right now to give a shout out to these people gracie's garden golden kraut. I every summer. When i go to me and i always go to the farmers market and buy their sauerkraut. Because it's amazing. what's in it. What's the vegetable they make it. It's just straight up cabbage. Why actually think that. That is if you're going to use crowd in recipes. Which is you know what. I'm advocating for in this book. I give you the crowd recipe and then like ten recipes to make with kraut. Actually think that a straight cabbage crowd without a lot of extra like aromatics. N it is. The is the best tight to use in cooking. I would love to start to make my own because a you can do that in your house like you point out And be it's also good for you which everyone now knows and Another thing vivian. I'm totally embarrassed to admit. I don't think. I had like good or real sauerkraut well into adulthood. Because i grew up on that sauerkraut that you get the hot dog stands. Yes me too me too. So i mean i guess it's it's a us thing not just a new york thing but does that mean counter sauerkraut. I think accounts but you know you can when you know better you do better right. That's true so what's so for someone who's never made sauerkraut any tips. Well you don't have to to go out. And make this investment in a like a pickling crock or you don't need to buy anything but a head of cabbage. I don't even get caught up in pickling salt versus regular salt. So don't let you know equipment. Be the thing that prevents you from trying to make crowd. There's a million ways to do it safely in your home. And you'll i think you'll just be so pleased with yourself when you do something that you know you thought was otherwise you know outside your your paygrade. And what's the difference between pickling salt end regular salt. We can let everybody know so. Pickling salt is assault that you know primarily meant for pickling and preserving but the thing that it does that people celebrate it for is it prevents. Sure brian whatever. The the salt is gonna create with the vegetable. It prevents that brian from being cloudy. So if you if you don't care that much about that then you know any salt will do. I use kosher salt for just about everything. All right let's talk restaurants. We didn't even really follow up after my visit to charleston so down south to see a family member and we just happened to be actually not that close to charleston. Federal what we're close enough to charleston. So let's go and you had just open handy and hot and i was so excited to go see it. Can you tell everybody handy and hot is all about. Yeah so hindi and hot is a biscuit and ham. Pot shop in downtown charleston. It was actually gonna be a biscuit and ham pie shop in kinston where i live until we just suffered too many closures Related to hurricanes. And i was just like i'm not gonna do anything else right now. And so we started like a handy and hot online bake shop Out of out of kinston so he just inverted the business model. And so we've been running that for about a year and a half now. And and then i had this opportunity to do the actual brick and mortar version in charleston. And so. yeah it's been open for about two months and it's it's been interesting opening a restaurant in the middle of kobe. Yeah i can imagine so it. There's a lot more to it than biscuits ham pies though tell us what else is on the menu you know. I have a very particular point of view as it relates to biscuit sandwiches like i don't think the eggs belong on a biscuit sandwich. I think that this gets should have a little something salty and a little something sweet so a lot of our biscuits have like Country ham with apple preserves in white cheddar or air dried eastern north carolina sausage with grape mustard and or hand pies are stuffed with like savory and sweet things. We have an applejack which is a really traditional southern ham pie. If you will. We have a lot of little salads and snacks. We have several recipes from this book. Actually a chicken salad that has a basil vinaigrette We jammie egg that we serve in the morning with red weapons which is Ends up being kind of a relish on that is primarily a copy shop with really delicious food. So yeah my friends. cynthia. Wong has this great ice cream. Business in charleston called life raft treats and she designed some special bars for handy and hot and we have a banana pudding and sesame ice cream bar. We have a cola and peanut ice cream bar which is a kind of classic combination in eastern north carolina and a peach and buttermilk shortbread bar. So i basically. I don't think i told you this. But i basically loaded up on everything that you had because we had several days of driving on the way back and we were just stopping with these hotels just to kind of spend the night but got so. I'm going to walk you through everything i got. I got the broccoli cheddar ham pie. The ham peiser insane. They are so good and so flaky. Thank you. I don't know how to do it. But that's why you're vivian. Howard and the tomato jam one. That was amazing. And then i got the is it redneck. Caviar actually went back and got another one. It was so good. I had the chicken that you talked about. I had biscuits. I had amazing coffee. I had had some really bad road coffee so i was so grateful to have a decent cup of coffee. Who's coffee are you using. We're using a roaster. Out of north carolina call black and white and their a team that left counterculture. And and their own gig and yeah. They're copies amazing. Oh so good. Then you had some kind of like powerball. Energy ball thing had the by that now and then i got a whole bunch of cynthia's things i love. I love cynthia wong so much. I can't wait for the day when you can get. Liferaft treats everywhere yes upcountry. I hope so. But i got the the banana pudding which was like a chocolate covered. Pop like a pop like pop skull gas and then life changing the peach buttermilk. Blondie i know. That's my favorite one to. I hate to say it because it's the least like specific to eastern north carolina but it's delicious thing ever and i love blonde dis. But it was so good and it's just the right size it's like leaves you wanting more but oh my god. It was so good and vivian. I just thought the place was amazing of literally. Everything we had was great. Thank you thank you you know i. It's interesting because you know opened. It is in a hotel and you know what we're doing. There is just really specific. Dialed in and when you're in a hotel. I think there's this like need to kind of make everybody happy. And and so. That's been one of the things that we've just kept this constant gentle pressure like no. We're doing this. No we're doing this so That's been really interesting. But i'm i'm really proud of of handy and hot and how it's doing and how it turned out so i'm so happy to hear that thank you i. I mean i'll tell you. The first thing that went through my mind i was like. Oh my god. This food is so much better than it has to be. Because sometimes i don't know that's a terrible thing to say because food can sometimes be an afterthought when it's a coffee shop but not in this case thank you. That's exactly the point. You know i when. I was explaining to people what i was trying to do. We're doing like a a great copy shop. Where the food is is at the forefront so awesome. I'm glad that translated and then don't fire anyone. But after that i snuck into well i went twice and when i went back the last time i snuck in to see nor good. It's beautiful. it's beautiful. Oh my gosh. So this is a full service restaurant. you'll be opening. yes yes so. It's about sixty seats with a bar. That has maybe twenty seats at it. And yet it's a full service restaurant named after the county that i grew up in here in north carolina and we're going to open i think At the beginning of december a well okay to lend nor right. Yes you did. I was on a podcast the other day and someone said lenoir and just let him go with it. It looked pretty finished me. Why why do you have to wait until december for the obvious reasons. Yeah we'll i've just been pushing it off as long as as possible. I mean even to the point that we've open hand hot in the evenings just so we can you know. I said that. I can kick the can down the road because i'm just nervous about opening.
"vivian his" Discussed on Radio Cherry Bombe
"Vivian howard chef restaurateur author and emmy and peabody award winning television host earlier. This fall i stopped by handy and hot. Vivians brand new coffee shop and charleston for delicious biscuits hand pies and obviously coffee. I pretty much ordered one of everything. Then right next door to handy in hot. Vivian is in the process of opening a brand new restaurant called lenore and i snuck in to see the work in progress. We'll hear more about both of those spots in just a minute. The also has a brand new cookbook. The high-spirited this will make it taste. Good it's full of delicious recipes and stories from her life the book centers around key flavor. Heroes as vivian refers to them and she'll tell us more pretty soon what else is going on well a very cherry on friendsgiving is underway. It's all about food gratitude and new traditions. My thanksgiving is a little topsy turvy. This year as yours might be so. I'm enjoying this. Virtual holiday filled with demos panels and talks head on over to cherry bomb dot com to learn more and to rsvp thank you to our partners maple hill creamery san pellegrino and carry gold. Thanks to them. All of our friends giving programming is free. Speaking of carry gold they are longtime supporters of radio cherry bomb and supporting this episode. So if you see carry gold butter and cheese and your grocery store show them some love and let's hear a word from them is delicious. All natural.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett notes when she adopted daughter, says George Floyd video was personal for family
"Money. Barry talking about her adoption of two Children from Haiti. When Jesse and I were engaged. We met another couple who had adopted in this instance It was a couple of it adopted a child with special needs, And then we also met. Another couple had adopted a few Children internationally, and we decided at that point, while we were engaged that at some point in the future. We wanted to do that ourselves on guess we had imagined initially that we would have whatever biological kids that we had decided. TTO have and then adopt at the end, But after we had our first daughter, Emma We thought. Well, why wait? Okay, well, that does not seem like an unsympathetic, terrible person to me, which is what Democrats would prefer to paint her as they're also prefer to paint her as a racist. It makes it kind of difficult and she's obviously not a racist. So here is a CB talking about the George Floyd video and watching it with her two black Children. I was there on my 17 year old daughter, Vivian, who's adopted from Haiti. All of this was erupting. It was very difficult for her way wept together. In my room, and then it was also difficult for my daughter, Juliet, whose 10 I had to try to explain some of this to them. I mean, my Children to this point in their lives had had the benefit of growing up in a cocoon where they have not yet experienced. Hatred or violence on DH for Vivian. You know, I understand that there would be a risk to her brother or the son. She might have one day of that kind of brutality. Has been an ongoing conversation. It's a difficult one for us like it is for Americans all over the country, and the other problem for them is it turns out that Amy Barrett does represent a lot of viewpoints from the middle of the country. She lives a lifestyle that many in the middle of the country can identify. The people on the coast sometimes have trouble identifying
"vivian his" Discussed on Heavyweight
"Sort of like. Lois love. Because of you know the nature of everything that had happened. It was like I didn't get that opportunity to have you as you know, an uncle, my life. Can I claim you as? Twenty, five years ago it had been Marcello asking to be led into the family home the now it's Fabian who's doing the asking. Marcello moves forward to embrace her. In. The End. Vivian. Receives an uncle as amazing as the one she always imagined remember your tiny little girl. Remember. RECURS BLONDE ISH rhetoric. Of member. You're. Do. Turning to its goodwill. Last month's rent. Damage. Take, this moment to decide. Mandate if. We. Felt around. Accident. This episode of heavyweight was produced by Stevie Lane along with me Jonathan. Goldstein. Our senior producer is Colella Holt special..
"vivian his" Discussed on Heavyweight
"The Russian embassy. And and he was talking about all the people he was meeting of the Russian embassy and he was in bed and he would do this. Ourselves mind smoking a cigarette. But in that state I remember one moment that is. The most precious moment of all. Days before he died I said to him I love you. And his he was out, he had no cognition his smile. Like. Ear to your. In a near forgotten. So. I love. Very, very, very much. and He loved me back. And I had doubts from time to time. But in that moment,.
"vivian his" Discussed on Heavyweight
"Elliot melted everybody down that. He was so charming. I. Never met anybody. You couldn't be mad at him. I tried so hard to be mad at him. So many times and couldn't be mad at him. Ken Directors Gaze at Vivian you're lucky. You're lucky to have had an uncle or Kallio. Vivian is basking in Kens praise of Runkel. The room feels warm and friendly. Until can opens his mouth again I have to say his family was horrible. Ken says his but he is still looking at Vivian. He might as well have said, your your family was horrible. Can is being honest, but it sucks the air of the room. Truly horrible. It was shocking to me. It was really shocking to me when his mother came she was so cold. And so distant from Allio. I know. Of course Vivian knows it's why she's here. Come on this way. Vivian Marcello and I are at my office all day. Long Marcel has been playing tour guide to ellios old life, but I want him and Vivian to get a chance to connect one on one. It here. Marcelo sits on the couch knees pressed together. Vivian. Seated across from him in an armchair hands tucked between her thighs. She's been waiting all day all day and twenty five years for the chance to thank Marcello. And so she stumbles her way forward beginning with the ways in which family led elliot down. I feel like the family I feel like there was like kind of internalized shame around. I don't know like that's side of the family couldn't really see past that he was gay and that was like that lasting. Memory was like that shade. But but also fueled like. Interrupts Vivian before she can get very far but almost immediately trails off he looks down at his hands in his lab and adjusts his feet on the carpet. When he speaks again, he speaks softly. I feel compelled to say something. would be simplistic to say that. Just because the family didn't. Accept his being gay. This difficulty. Is Not on your family side. That was also allieu using ability to be who he was fully. Yeah According to Marcelo Elliott never fully embraced his own gay identity, and so it was never honest with the family about who he was. Gay had a partner for ten years. You know he was interviewed positive. So all of that sort of. came. Out. For the family side and the worst possible way. So. There's a lot here of. Broken Trust. Marcello Zone family knew he was gay by the time he was in his late teens new that Elia wasn't just a roommate. who had been wanting elliot to be more transparent with his family for years Instead when the family was around. Marcello. Says Elliott made him feel like a mistress like he had to disappear So as much as the family didn't acknowledged Marcello Elliott acknowledged Marcello to the family either. Although they were a couple Ellie refused to fully commit to Marcelo continuing to date other people like Ken. It was painful for Marcello. In fact, mercer admits that he'd been on the verge of breaking up with Allio when they found out, he had aids. But made alley. Of of light, the joyful also made him. Were difficult to pin down and taking responsibility and ownership for things that. do as you become a grim. So I, WanNa, to take a bit of the weight from your family just. A little bit on on his side as well. There was his own. Like internal controls their Nobel's. So I think there's the the die for valiant is chicken allieu. Tear his. There's a sort of wrapped into fantastic human being you know and. He's just a person. I. Think I. I think I relate maybe the chicken. Valued. Like in my early twenties, I, started dating women and It was something that I shared with my dad and. My brother. My mom is actually like going through some difficult stuff like my twenty s and to she actually still doesn't know. but I guess she soon well. And listen if you avoid stuff. Faster. But if your address it as a way of. Connecting. Marcella was encouraging Vivian to not hide who she is the way Elliott did. Until he got sick, he softened. His softened. I. It might sound a little sanctimonious or pies and my part. But I love him throughout. Thick and thin. And And when he got sick. He allow me to love him. In a way that he could before. Really. Were a couple in a way that. Had never been before. For Marcello those days offered some of his happiest memories of their relationship. Dying allowed Elliott.
"vivian his" Discussed on Heavyweight
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"vivian his" Discussed on Heavyweight
"True shocks telling Marcella was angry with the families behavior especially during the last days of Elliot's life. That's when things grew complicated family had set aside funds. So Marcelo could pay for the embalming it had to happen as soon as Leo died before the body could be sent to Brazil for burial. When Marcelo New Elliott only had a day or two left in the midst of so many other worries and so much sadness phoned. Elliot's Middle Brother Vivians uncle. So arrangements could be made. But. Vivian on didn't believe him insisting Elliot had more time. The day before he was dying said, listen I need your guys to release money because this is going to happen. And he suggested that I was trying to. Pocket. The. Money. And I lost the woman. I really. Just went ballistic. The family had left Marcello the burden of caring for Elio and now on top of that, they were accusing him of theft. Marcello knew he wouldn't be welcomed as part of Elliot's family, and so he did not attend the funeral in Brazil he would later learn from friends who were present that he wasn't thanked. In fact, there wasn't so much as a mention of his name, not the service nor in the death announcement. which is to say.
"vivian his" Discussed on Heavyweight
"A week later, IRA writes back. Philip doesn't have anything. which is to say IRA concludes at the end of his email knock knock who's there. Not Philip Glass. And so the search continues. Vivians Dad. JOCKS doesn't have current number for Marcello. The last time he saw him was five years. After Elliott, I'd still feeling guilty about the circumstances surrounding his brother's death Jacques said sought Marcello out. Felt that the only person who could absolve me shock said was Marcelo. But the encounter was fraud shocks later spoke of it with Vivian telling her he walked away feeling like Marcello was angry with their family for abandoning allio. Hearing. This I wonder if Marcello was still angry. Perhaps after all of these years, Marcello doesn't want to be found. The. Only other thing I know about Marcello is that he'd been involved in AIDS activism. After extensive googling, I discover an article on HIV resource site from Nineteen Ninety, eight ridden by Marcello spelled with one l. not to as Vivian had remembered. Being so young at the time maybe there're other details. Vivian is Miss Remembering and sure enough. It's in nineteen ninety-four staffing report for the met not Moma that I find the one out Marcello. He now lives in San Francisco and in my excitement I, leave him rambling incoherent message about how I know. This must be so weird. But I'm calling on behalf of ellios niece Vivian Marcello Hey. I'm so glad that you have the time to talk the very next day. Marcello calls back. And right off the bat admits that his feelings about Elliot's family her mixed. It's complicated. It's very complicated. Complicated, history. Marcello.
"vivian his" Discussed on Heavyweight
"You. For like Nassar how you? For that huge sacrifice that he made. And I think I want to let them know that. I have spent. So much time like. Thinking about him. After the break. The search for Marcello. This episode of heavyweight is brought to you by squarespace with beautiful templates and twenty four, seven support squarespace makes it easy to build a website blog or online store? You can sell anything just ask heavyweight producer Colella. Holt? Maybe I'd sell like compliments like Al Compliment you if you pay me give me one on the house. All right Mr Goldstein I think you're a very talented man for my singing for my dancing. Yeah, dancing. Thank you. At the end of the day I consider myself a song and dance man. Go. To squarespace DOT COM. Slash heavyweight for a free trial and when you're ready to launch us the offer code heavyweight to save ten percent off your first purchase of a website or domain. This episode of heavyweight is brought to you by Miller highlife the folks at Miller highlife believed that big or small. There are everyday moments worth celebrating moments like untangling ear buds, getting all of the orange peel off in one go or making yourself appealing enough for a cat to sit next to you. Whatever you think is worth celebrating big or small consider celebrating with Miller highlife with champagne like bubbles in an iconic glass bottle, it's crafted to be equality beer within everyone's reach crisp, refreshing, and unpretentious Miller high life. The Champagne of beers celebrate responsibly Miller brewing company you'll walkie Wisconsin I don't have much to begin my search for Marcello. Vivian remembers that back when he was living with Allio Marcella worked as a security guard at the Museum of modern. Art. But I can't find any record of employment. When Vivian told me about Elliot's old group of artist friends though she singled out one artist by name a very famous musical composer. While the composer's number isn't readily available. I do happen to have his cousins number. Ira Shit do we have an interview now potty mouth broadcaster IRA glass is cousins with minimalist musical composer Philip Glass, the old friend values I seek. Okay. Give me a second turn on gear on my side. Sure. Okay. Okay. You Never WanNa bother the people you admire but in the back of your mind you think, okay maybe someday in an emergency, I might be entitled to a favor. And then you ask them to write a preface to your experimental novella published by a small Canadian Press and then you ask them to introduce you at your book launch. That's only. By seven people. This is how I felt phoning up to chop yet another branch from the giving tree, which is IRA. Glass. So I I just wanted to I wanted to ask you for a a phone number. Okay. a cousin of yours. Keep going. Do you know who I'm talking about. I assume you mean a Philip. Being. Something of a storyteller, the mention of Philip Prom Tyra to tell the story of when he and his wife vacationed with Philip and his girlfriend in. Italy He was finishing up but one of his operas. And Electric Piano broaden and they were in a bedroom like down the hall from us and so we will be woken up by him composing, which is crazy and you were doing vocal warm ups. Well, he was. Yeah I was just practicing saying over never stay with US stay with us stay stay with us. IRA promises to reach out to fill up on my behalf to see if he's still has his phone number. Hey before you go can I can I share with you a little knock knock. Knock knock who's there knock knock who's there knock knock who's there knock knock. WHO's there? Philip Glass. Of Yeah I know that one I'm sure he knows that when to do you think so I mean that's like over can I just say like that's the level of fame. That you are I cannot even aspire to. To have a knock, knock joke named after you who gets that WHO GETS THAT That banana. Among..
"vivian his" Discussed on Heavyweight
"vivian his" Discussed on Heavyweight
"Time when people didn't start conversations with how are you holding up? During those innocent days we started with the weather is minus forty last week minus forty my front door froze shot I had to use a hairdryer to get out of the house. Vivian lives in Canada while I'm always happy to talk about Canada white horses. Beautiful. I once had an opportunity to go there. It's not the reason why we're here. Vivians, reach out to talk about something that happened twenty five years ago that she still has questions about. The death of Arkell Elliott I grew up in Winnipeg. There's nothing that sexy about Winnipeg and my uncle it was like he just like breezed in off of a film set. Like you're this black leather jacket is like tight jeans me smoked cigarettes and he just emanated coolness. I don't really know how other to say then. P. diddy add this swagger. Elliott lived in New York City he was a journalist and had friends who were artists and writers. He gave Vivian her very first journal which he still carries around to this day. In vivians memory, there was a lightness about Elliott. Everything was always for a laugh like the time they were back visiting their family in Brazil and Elliot had Vivian and our brother full dozens of paper airplanes. He was staying on the ninth or tenth floor of this apartment building and. He was like this really beautiful sunny day and we like walked out. Onto the balcony and just like shot. Affleck. Hundred of these airplanes into the into the sunshine..
"vivian his" Discussed on Heavyweight
"Jackie Shawn. Hello. Calls at six thirty on a Friday night. Right back. Wait wait I wanted to say one thing. Hello, yeah. You, know that a new season on my show starting I had no idea listen I wonder why she great luck. Is this.
20 Minutes About Traditional Chinese Medicine
"Hey, Marcus welcome to the show Tame Martin well I have to say I've been really looking forward to it because we've known each other now for well over a decade and while you had taken quite an interesting path of going real deep into Chinese Madison starting and you know actively practicing this while ancient on over in Europe and anyways I've been really wanting to do this show on Chinese medicine because over the past few months we've covered quite A few interesting topics you on the podcast about the microbiome new tropics, cavalry metabolic health, and so forth. NFL Lot of the conclusions that we're drawing in our recent age seem to have actually been practiced for thousands of years in Chinese medicine, and that brought me back to you. But before we go deep into this topic, why don't you first tell us a little bit about how he got into Chinese medicine in the first place? Yes. Sure. So Basketball and tennis when I was a kid a teenager and frequent injuries and went to all the doctors a bunch of Western medicine treatments that didn't quite help and then I ended guy practicing Japanese acupuncture. So they just using really really thin fine needles that you almost don't feel and I remember going up to his office and could barely. Account on her car is my Nieto's started so bad at its second cute rain in them and then, and then you just put a bunch of needles somewhere. I hopped off his bench. Like if nothing was. Like nothing was wrong and I remember it took forever to get up the stairs there and all that just up down. was made quite an impact on me re that that was like immediate immediate. That must have left an impression and you tried like well, traditional. Western. Medicine to treat your knee at that time just conventional stuff your painkillers, etc.. Physiotherapy all the things that they give you go talk none of them were orthopedic specialist none of that worked now, not only for some things that works and then and then this guy is. By. The way you play affected. Enough such bad acne base and your low energy levels and that you'll always cold that is just the branch of the same route. So it's all it all kind of linked together with the same root cause and. Then, he gave me a bunch of herbs in two months later up in this really cystic acne was really bad doing a lot of western medicine things that it took quite a toll my health to at the time 'cause. He's injections or quiet. They're messing with your system out there drying you out your spacious clans and older glance pretty much everywhere, and so there's a lot of side effects and he gave me a bunch of herbs so to Vivian Natural Dumb. That made my help me keep my back in away and made my Kimble's significantly reduce and so. That's what hooked, and then I always wanted to become a doctor. So I had a high school degree. So I got a scholarship and the fine print scholarship that I could pretty much use it anywhere and so was thinking, do I go to the United States in Germany? China. Server. Since then you know I was interested in Chinese medicine also and and that's actually where we met. Yeah. So I got, you know I had a had a spot at a German university medical school and didn't go and instead you we went to China to be. Teachers for a few months, and while while teaching their inner, we didn't have much to do teaching. So end around I went around there's over four thousand, but they call integrative medicine hospitals. So it's Chinese medicine and Western medicine together combined in different departments. Of course, everybody does what they're good at but are essentially were together and a lot of time on these speak laments in China in one of those muscles and then I signed up at a Chinese university instead of the German one and I study what they call Jewish, Jehovah Chinese, medicine, and Western medicine combined with the focus being on the Chinese medicine side. And I completed that study it's a five year degree mostly in Chinese language. Muslim classes were essentially chinese-language in the beginning it a little bit of English classes in a Western medicine intended teachers kind of because they're English was so bad. In Chinese anyways even though we were like international and that was in. Beijing right. That was on Beijing five years in Beijing, and then I went to Hong Kong for another five years where we met again. At the end, I did my phd in what's called evidence based Chinese medicine over using modern scientific methods like clinical trials, Placebo, controlled randomized control trials, and instead of giving you experts at drunk we're using for example, in ancient acupuncture protocols or in my case was elbow pain it's like a two thousand year old extra puncture point protocol that they've been using since at least two thousand years per elbow pain and re looked at it was the is out son of modern science and understanding how that stuff works but we are playing these ancient principles. The Same WanNa do for you today was these five health tips or twenty twenty TM health. Cultivation, wisdom, that's what they call for staying. Healthy. So I, WanNa give you a few tips and ahead of quotes from the ancient books, and then I also pulled up a few research studies that kind of backup, what they're saying or giving another perspective on it. So we re using these ancient time tested principles, and then we're also looking at them. You know some the lenses of scientific method world of mearns,
Very different, symbolic hajj in Saudi Arabia amid virus
"News. The Corona virus strikes again. The huh, JJ, which starts tomorrow will not allow the normal gathering of more than two million Muslims. The annual pilgrimage to Mecca is known for teeming masses of people who walk closely together, sit shoulder to shoulder to pray. And often campout and crowded tents. But this year, only an estimated 1000 people are expected to attend. Physical distancing will be enforced and masks will be required. Bloomberg's Saudi Arabia correspondent. Vivian Knee Rhyme has been covering How, huh, JJ will be different this year. She joins us Now. Welcome. Hi. Thank you so much for having me. Can you just start out by reminding us what the religious significance of the Hodges for Muslims all around the world, So the Hodja is one of the most important act that any Muslim might perform in their life. It is considered to be one of the five pillars of Islam. It is actually obligatory for every Muslim to perform the hajj once in their life, if they're able to financially and physically, so it's something that people save up for and apply for again year after year. Well, because the Saudi government is determined to make sure people are physically distanced. This year. You estimate that only about 1000 people will be in attendance tomorrow. So how are these 1000 people selected like where they from? Yeah, So one thing that had been a little bit strange that the government has been a little bit secretive about what the actual number is this year, the hedge minister has said it's between around 1000 and 10,000. We do think it's going to be probably closer to around 1000 and that includes about 30% Saudi nationals, and the other 70% are foreign citizens who reside already in Saudi Arabia, so nobody will be performing. The hajj is here coming from outside of the kingdom. They were selected through an online betting system. Most of it was about health criteria. You had to be between the ages of 20 and 50. You had to not have any chronic diseases. So everybody who was selected among the pilgrims did get a PCR test for Corona virus, and then they were isolated during a home quarantine for about a week. After which they travel to Mecca, and they've been in a hotel quarantine sort of isolated individual hotel rooms for about four days now, so they haven't even really met each other. For the most part, they communicate over WhatsApp, you know, they get their meals, the room service. It's a very different experience than it would be in a normal year when you're kind of a human sea of people from all over the world, gathering and eating and praying together. Besides, they're being dramatically fewer people this year. How do you think the high judge will feel different compared to years past? Well, I think it's just a completely different animal in a lot of ways. I mean, normally a huge part of going to Mecca and performing the pilgrimage is just that rubbing shoulders with people from all different social classes and all different nationalities. Obviously, that physical closeness has completely gone, so there's going to be social distancing markers around the Grand Mosque to ensure that people are actually you know, 1.5 meters apart, so that's a very big deal. There's also a point in the pilgrimage win. Welcome to be gathering pebbles, small stones along the route that they throw at thes three stone pillars that symbolize kind of repelling of evil, and these pebbles this year will be distributed to them in pre sealed packets, and they're sterilized, So it's a very different kind of feel there. They're also wearing these tracking bracelets insure that they complied with the quarantine, and if they stray more than a certain distance from their phone kind of urges them to reconnect to their Bluetooth, a lot of technology that's infusing this year's hajj in order to Kind of enforced that social distancing and make sure that the House doesn't become a super spreader event because Saudi Arabia, like a lot of other countries, has had a couple of different peaks of Corona virus cases, which are now on the decline and Mecca at one point was really the epicenter of Saudi
Civil Rights Trailblazer CT Vivian To Be Laid To Rest In Atlanta
"The nation paid its final respects to the Reverend C. T. Vivian, a pioneer in the civil rights movement, who helped and segregation in the South. He was a close ally of Martin Luther King Jr and is being remembered as a humble and courageous civil rights warrior. Oprah Winfrey extolled his life and accomplishments in a taped message for his private funeral service in Atlanta on his presence. We were always learning more about our country about ourselves. What it means to stand for what is right. He was a giant for justice, Didn't he also served as head of the Southern Christian leadership conference. He died last Friday at
Funeral held for civil rights leader Rev. C. T. Vivian
"Good bye to one of its civil rights veterans man who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr the funeral for Reverend C. T. Vivian, the world is a better place. Because of you, Dr. Vivian, Long time business partner. Don rivers says CT. Vivian was stern, tough and exacting when it came to his cultural diversity and training firm yet was also a loving man. He lived the life of unselfishness. And And has has never never looked looked for for Any Any recognition recognition video video tribute tribute to to the the 95 95 year year old old Reverend Reverend also also include include Andrew Young, Oprah and Joe Biden in Atlanta. Veronica Waters, 95.5
How Vivian Kaye Turned Her Hair Care Needs into a Multi-Million Dollar Biz
"K. is a fourteen year veteran entrepreneur who has bootstrapped to companies from the ground up for the last seven years. She has strictly focused on the e-commerce world where she built kinky curly Yacky, which offers textured hair extensions for black women to over one million in annual revenue Vivian has been featured on shop. Expert Academy Series Ted Conferences the way we worked and has been featured and digital publications such as Black Enterprise Magazine and refinery twenty nine Vivian, welcomed being boss. Thank you for having made such a pleasure to be here. Vivian! We've gotten to know you a little bit over the past couple of days. You've popped in on some of our sessions. You've been offering us so much guidance and. Radiance and your smarts and all of the things. So now I'm dying to hear your story like, can you, can we? Let's rewind a little bit and we're GonNa. Get into all of the wisdom that you have to share, but I want to know more about your entrepreneurial journey, so tell us like. Where did it begin? How did you get to where you are now being on Ted and refinery twenty nine this morning i saw on your instagram. You're on somebody's vision board like talk about goals. How did you get there? Honestly I really don't know. Because, it's not like being an entrepreneur was a big thing right, so you know back when I was growing up? Being an entrepreneur was for people who didn't have jobs. And so I kept you know I was always in jobs where the one person department one Person Marketing Department and then you know I was at a job one day and decided to start side hustling. So I started out my first business as a side hustle and then while I was running that side. Hustle I got fired for sorry I got laid off. That's the momentum. Laid off from that job, and then at that point I said. You know what let me just let me just go for it. Just go for it and do whatever I need to do. 'cause I'm young I'm free and I can. I can do whatever I want. And while I was running that business I started running, and then I had started a side hustle with kinky curly Yacky, so it was like I had businesses running at the same time so it wasn't something that I set out to do, but with both businesses I set out to solve my problem. And at the time I didn't realize that that was the best way to start a business. But that's what it was I. set out to start to solve my own problem or to solve a pain point that I saw people were having so so that's how my entrepreneurial journey began. What was the first sight hustle? The first sight has a wedding decorator. So all I would do is go in and decorate people's wedding so instead of being on a an event planner doing you know doing all those little things I focused on one thing and what it was I decided so there's a whole story behind that so I'm one of four girls and I'm the second the number two. So my older one was getting there. My older sister was getting married and she hired a decorator who who sent you decorate the wedding for? Say a thousand dollars right, so she paid her deposit. Everything was good, but two weeks before the wedding she came back and said I need another thousand dollars, but didn't have a reason why. Right so I thought well. Of course, she couldn't have paid for A. She couldn't afford to pay her, so she ended up having to hire different decorator that decorated did a crack tastic job. And so I'm like. Why is it so difficult? Why can't decorators just say that they're going to do X. Y.? And this is what it costs and Bass what they do and keep it simple, so then I thought well. I'm just GONNA I was been into decor and HGTV when TLC used to beat more home decor than reality so I would So I started I decided I wanted to be a wedding decorator I. wanted to create weddings that were simple, but fabulous so I would ask. My bride's like okay, so do you remember the last wedding that you went to? And they would say yes, will do you remember the centerpieces or the decor? Remember. It was pretty I'm like that's what we're going to do. So instead of spending mortgage down payments on decor. Why not create something that is memorable, but affordable and people just remember it was pretty, and that's it so that's what I set out to do. And it was a it was a great success, and this was a business that I started with no prior knowledge like I just figured it out as I was going along. And so I can tell that you're a branding lover at heart because you're like, forget pretty. I want memorable and I think this is going to be a thread that we we've through all of your stories, but before we get to connecting those thoughts. I went to hear more about kinky curly Yucky, so what was? What was the problem that that was solving? And how did well I I'm the worse doing I always do this. I always asked two questions in a row. So question one is more about kinky curly yacky. What problem did that solve? And then I'm really curious to hear a little bit more about how I do think that whenever we have side hustles and day jobs and we're trying on a bunch of different things they all start to. Tie together in some ways like we're always learning lessons from one thing to the next. I'm also really curious to hear. What lessons did you learn from wedding decorating that you're able to take to kinky curly yacky. That's a great question. Okay, so the first question was How can you KEROUAC even started? About problem so the problem was I as I was a wedding decker, and so I'm I. I actually live in Toronto, so it's one of the most Toronto Canada, and it's one of the most diverse cities in the world so I was doing everyone's wedding from you know the Muslims to South Asian to Indian to everyone, everyone's wedding so This is going to be a bit explain if anyone really wants to know the real detailed answer. I could always do that at a later point, but. For Black Women. We have to present. We have to show up in the world in a certain way, which is quote unquote presentable so most a Lotta Times wearing our hair, as it is naturally with kinky curly with kinky hair It's not professional. Why don't go professional? So I wanted something that looks like my hair. But would protect my hair because our hair is not suited to this north. American environment, it's it there's not moisture. It dries out really quickly but anyways I wanted something that looked like my hair and know what asked me where I bought it because I didn't want that whole. Nikki manashe thirty two inches of blonde wig down to my I wanted something that looked presentable. So I searched and searched and searched for something that looks like my hair, and then when I found it I weren't to a meet up. To just like a general networking event, and another black woman came to me and said WHO's your hairdresser? And what is your regimen for keeping your hair like that? And I said girl. This is a wave. And she was like I would buy. And this was in this was in two thousand eleven, so I thought well if she would buy it. And I bought it. There's gotta be at least a dozen. Other women would buy it to now. When I was looking to solve my problem, I saw I saw the gap in the market I. Thought There are no companies just selling kinky hair, but I was already running the successful decor business. I was buying my coach bags. I was going on vacation. I was happy with that, and then I decided then I thought well. You know you know. Weddings have a down sees. It feels like you know what I can't like. Itching the back of my brain, so then I said to myself you know what in the down season of of of Vivian the core I'm going to launch his company and I literally made up the name while I was in the shower like I was like Yankee curly. Jackie, O okay and I bought a domain name, and I launched it in December two thousand twelve, and it immediately took off. Okay so I actually do want to hear the details about the actual hair. You don't mind no worries because okay, so I remember talking to emily in the early days of ALMANAC supply company, which is her business and she was trying to find very specific candle containers to pour her candles into, and we talked about some deep googling like how you just have to search like. Get real good at searching. So how did you well? I guess two questions? Are It was a we've, but it looks natural so I think this goes back to that almost that brandon conversation of like it doesn't have to look quote Unquote Professional. Let's make it memorable like let's just make it bigger. Bigger let's make it more of a statement. which I think is so cool so I guess I have two questions here one. How did you find the natural hair? If there is a gap in the market? How did he find a? We've that had the natural texture and then in that might be getting too much of your secret sauce like you might not have to answer that one, but like how do you? How do you find the materials and then guess my next question is? How did you start to then scale and expound upon that not having any experience in that industry so how? Sold! The key was that I was trying to solve my own problem so What I was doing is I. Would I was doing that deep googling I was in facebook groups I was on hair care black hair care forums. Just you know just. Talking with other people and people of course at that time, a lot of people were sharing okay well. I bought this here I. Bought that there, and so that I would of course make note that, because again at the time I was not looking to start another business I was just looking to solve my own problems, so I wrote. You know I would contact every. Every single factor, every single manufacturer, every single website that said they would do kinky hair, and the once I found the one I was like. Wow, this, actually a pretty decent I would ask them to tweak it a little bit. Just a suit, my needs and they did it and I was like okay and I thought well after the girl confirmed my idea. I decided okay well. Let me see the state. Factory can still do it and I would order the same product under different names and asking to do different things to it, and they would do. So I thought okay. Okay. I'm onto something here. And so that's how that's how I was able to. I guess perfect the product because again. I I like to get high on my own supply, so that's the beauty of the businesses that I M my customer. I know what I'm looking for I know what problems I'm looking to solve I. Know What my pain points would be. And what other black women's pain points would be, and the only person who's able to address that is me. So of course I use that to my advantage You know to tell my brand's story but at the time again I listen, I'm an immigrant. I'm a college dropout and now a single mother. So I had no clue. About all these storytelling and branding mark I had no clue I just thought it was just doing what kind what came naturally to me. So so how I scaled that business well, I think one of the mistakes that a lot of people are making in starting businesses that they don't have an audience for the product that they have and so then what I had done again I inadvertently created an audience by by being on those facebook facebook. Forums a facebook groups that had black hair care forums because I was shining. Just being Vivian online people remembered me. So bad, and the funny thing was what I, when I when the business launched, no one knew it was me I didn't. I wasn't. My face wasn't the base of the brand it was just like here's some products. You guys will love Ed Oh. My Gosh and people bought it, but what happened was. I was facebook group and someone I didn't do. The WHO is on the back end of my website do that. Who has privacy on the back end of my product? Someone in one of the facebook groups created a fake place book profile and posted all my information in those facebook groups. Saying this is the person who owns that brand. So what she meant. To to like to help me to make me fail actually was what turned my like. What is what actually skyrocketed my business? Because once people found out that I was the person behind that brand, they were like well. Shoot I'm going to almost support her because she's this. She's that I remember she's Great. She's awesome, and that's what took off so I realized then that. My brand, my person like why. Is What is going to help me succeed in business. Amen I. Resonate so much with what you're saying and. I have branding agency as well and really focus on personal branding and I i. feel like one a lot of people always tell you you need to identify your customer and what they need, but I always think it really does start with you if you can start with what you need you like, you can trust that. We're not all that different and that if you can just get specific about yourself, you're going to be getting specific about your dream customer. Customer so we are so aligned there and then the fact that I mean it was an unfortunate, and you know really inappropriate way to learn the power of personal branding, but you did learn the power of personal branding, so that is incredibly exciting and I. WE'RE GONNA dig into more about like how you leverage that and who you are, and what you do, and how you bring it into your business and draw boundaries and all of the things but. We do have an attendee question that I. Want to slide in here if we may. I'm in this question is from. Death and I think especially for creatives. Who is you know most of our crowd here then we add like to hear your. Hear your thoughts on this, so here's your question. so Vivienne said she had the hair problem herself and chose to solve it, but what kept her on that path instead of ending up as an all purpose, beauty, Guru or similar. To be honest. Hair is not my jam. So really what I? How I think of it is just the ends to a means way or means to an end it's the means to an end, so my real goal is to give black women confidence to show up as they are in the world. So hair just so happens to be the the means to that end. So how I just stick to hair you know I'm pretty. I'm pretty good at focusing on the one thing like it's what I've learned is You know niche of and that's my I will preach about I say niche, but its niche. You know it's either. We can use them interchangeably potato potato. Okay, so with me I. Find that if You speak to a very specific group of people, and you sell them a very specific product. They will be your most loyal fans. They are cheaper to market to they. Are you know more about them? Especially when you already are them so for me that makes it very easy to stick to that one thing because I know that very well and I can speak to it now. Let's just by started venturing into. Say. Make up girl I'll even know how to put on eye shadow right so it wouldn't. It wouldn't. I wouldn't have authentic voice I can't lend that often into city to that product, but what I do know is hair. I'm not a hairdresser. I'm not a hair stylist. Because I had a passion for solving my own problem so that I could show up as quote. Unquote professional in the world. I can solve the I know what looks professional for me. You know I learned you don't like it. That's your problem. Not Mine Right, so we as a black women. What started in two thousand? I want to say. In Two thousand eleven two thousand twelve. Is that Youtube? We started all jumping on youtube and teaching each other how to care for our hair. We stopped putting before. We're used to put chemicals in our hair in order to straighten it to look to fit that European standard of beauty. But then we were like you know what I'm tired of that crap. We're tired of that. We don't want that if that's not Howard. The hair grows out of our heads. You're either going to accept this as we are or not right so so the goal of. Of making black women confident in how they show up in the world is really what keeps me focused on here. There's other people and I and I realized. I'm really good at that, so if I just if you just focus on the one thing that one goal your why. Then you're. You'RE NOT GONNA get distracted by all the Shiny Mirror. The the shiny objects that are floating around, because yeah I could make some easy money doing makeup, but I'm not passionate about that I. don't that doesn't that's not my jam? I love the what you did was instead of doing. The sheds are what people may have expected you to stuck with thing I think oftentimes people in this crowd see either see someone who have sort of diverged from that path, or so. They're thinking okay I. Should I should diversify as well or they sort of get these little inklings of like going to different. Different things I love that what you've done is just focused. You focused on doing the one being amazingly well exactly, and that's and that's the one, if I had to give one piece of advice to anyone is do that one thing and do it really well before you move onto anything else because you know doing that. One thing really really really really really really. Really really really advising that really do that. One thing really well. Guess what you can do anything you can apply that same, so that's what I learned in billions, the core I learned that if I kept it simple and I just focused on providing my brides with this one product and do it really well, it would speak for itself, so I took that same. Simple yet fabulous and I applied it to. Kinky Curly Aki. So people like what can I all? I'm explained the Kinky curly Yacky. What is that, so? It's Kinky kinky hair, and it's curly for curly hair, and then there's Yacky. So? Yuck, so yacky actually is short for Yak, or against the long overreact so back in the day when they wanted to mimic black women's hair straightened. They use hair from Jack the animal. So the industry just put an eye on the end and call the Yacky, so you would know what Jackie was. If you were a black woman, so any block won't be like. Oh! You got that Yacky in and so it's a sort of tongue in cheek, so you would have to be part of that target demographic in order to understand the name of the the name of the brand clear I love that. You're very specific about your dream. Customer to effect. Because I was her I get hot on my own supply. So at some point, did you end up closing the decorating business I did? I closed it I. Shut it down back in two thousand fifteen, and the only reason why I did is because I got practice. More. Yeah so I launched kinky curly. Aki in the summer of two thousand twelve by July of two thousand, thirteen. I was in the business was doing really well at that point? It was I was just doing just under four hundred thousand dollars in sales. and I found out in July I was pregnant. Anti ago. And so you know with my? With wedding core I had brides booked a year out. Right so so I was still doing those weddings, still going to the still going to meetings breastfeeding doing weddings that type of thing. And then I started I wasn't really paying attention to what can carry Aki was doing I didn't know all these numbers until later on because I was doing it just because I just loved it and I was learning about H. Tim Allen Marketing in Seo and I just I just threw myself into it, but wasn't paying attention to the numbers. I just knew it was doing well. But then when I found out, I was pregnant. I was like okay. Okay, the being you got to the chill, you gotta chill. You can't be can't be doing everything and then in two thousand, fourteen march, two, thousand, fourteen I, gave birth to my son and he's been wonderful ever since he's six now. and then I saw what can curly accu was doing I thought. Ma'am really half assing it. What happens if I put my full ass into this? And once I did again. It took off, so so yeah, okay so. I I know that whenever entrepreneurs are listening to this or site hustlers listening to this. They're like wait a second. She accidentally created a half a million dollar business and wasn't even paying attention. So how does that happen? Did was that like word of mouth or referral? Launches You have specific marketing plans. What did that look like for? You had none of that I had was what people knew me from in the facebook groups, and and because I was also also go. Gee of the niche, their niche of just selling kinky hair did not exist before I. Start before I created my company. So because I saw a gap in the market I'm A. I pioneered that so any other company that you now see selling kinky hair is because of me. And so then because I was first to market with that bat just. Exploded because that's women were looking for. I was solving their problem and on top of that I looked like them. Right so it's like they were like girl. You know, 'cause. One of the things would be like girl I was tired of the whole African in the front, an Indian in the back. If you're a black woman, you know what that means, so what that means is we're all from. Black women are from the African for so we had these tight kinky air, and then we are putting on these silk weaves. I didn't blend with our hair. So I was tired of the whole African in the front and Indian in the back, and that resonated with people, so it just and I didn't do I didn't i. Here's another thing I just literally launched with one product. I locked to one product and I only had three lancs. I only had three lengths. I remember at the time, and someone would buy one I would take that money in going by two. And that's how I built. My business I didn't I. Bootstrap I started from zero. I took no outside capital I didn't have any debt I literally started from the bottom. And was it easy. No, no, it wasn't. Is that possible ABSA freaking move? All right well, we're going to take a little break here because we've got to tell you about working smarter and not harder and. 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Why do you think that autheniticity and being true to yourself and using your own personality is important for anyone who is building a business or a brand? Because people don't necessarily. I think one of the biggest things people need to keep in mind as people aren't necessarily buying the product. As you can see, it's not like I'm the first person to ever sell Kinky, textured hair extensions and back. There were tons of companies that had it, but what they did. is they buried it underneath the silkier texture, so not the first. To Sell Kinky textured hair extensions. But what people don't realize that people aren't necessarily buying the product. They're buying the person or they're buying the emotions. They're buying lifestyles behind the product. So brand is where you can tell that story so branding will help you. To, help you, stand out in the crowd. It will help people remember and especially when you have a story that resonates with someone one. That's what they're buying into. They could care I. Mean Yeah, you could, you could be selling something. That's more expensive and more has a tools unless this unless that, but what they're buying is the person or the idea or the emotions behind. It so I that's what I realized very quickly is especially in the wedding decor. Businesspeople clouds giving. You made me you made it. It feel so simple. You made me feel so comfortable, and you made this process so easy for me and I realized. It doesn't go learn how to do all the fancy. You know all the fancy. Do Decor all I want but that's not what they care about. They care that I made them feel good about the money that they were spending made their wedding. Feel pretty like I made them feel that way. So that's that's really what you should focus on. I love that you said that you're not the first person to sell kinky natural hair extensions, but that it's been buried, and so you took a product unique in on it, and then you highlighted it, and it's beautiful, and you're owning it and you're helping. Other women own it I'm curious, little bit with some of the activism around. Natural Hair California has banned hair discrimination. It's something that I was so excited to see and when it continue to see, are there any levels of like activism or do you think even products like yours have helped? Create that kind of. Activism you know? Do you think that it's like no? This is who we are and this is just as professional as any other hair well I. Think the problem was that we were letting you know black women in general were we were leading the world? Tell us what was beautiful. And you know Youtube and you know the the beauty of the Internet was us being able to see each other people outside of our own communities, and how they look. How many rock their hair and all that jazz so I think really it. It just helped people just be who they wanted just to be who they are like just to be their authentic selves and truth be told, and it does just women in general, because even society tells us. Women were supposed to look like like I'm pretty sure after this quarantine thing has done. There's going to be a lot of people who were blonde. That aren't blonde anymore, right? But you know with black women where we're especially, you know we. Don't want to say Alison to say hated on because of how we look, and so then this i. feel just the way to just listen world we have to teach. We have to teach the world. This is how we are. If they don't like it. That is their problem. Because this is how my hey, this is how the hair grows out of my head naturally. It's curly it goes. It goes to the heavens because that makes me closer to God in the Sun. Right, as so if that's not something you think is professional, I think you really need to reexamine what your idea professional is. Karen sorry. Goes show that Chad. Presentation matters absent. That is what the Internet gave us. It gave us access to each other and to To all kinds of beauty and bodies and ways of being right, and it allowed us to see ourselves and others, and we can't help it, but need permission you know, and that permission sometimes simply in representation I have so many role models where I'm like. Oh, I didn't know I could do that until I saw them do it. And you're providing tools for that awareness as well which I think is like that's an important part of this, too. It's not only having access to the vision of its having access to the tools to, and that's even what you've done. Okay Vivian, you're you just radiate confidence? We all see. We all feel it over these past couple of days, do you? Some of our listeners are indeed here today WanNa know. Do you ever doubt yourself like? Do you ever have what we call being bossed? Friday? Feelings I mean especially going into industries that you didn't have experienced in. Full frequently. Battle with imposture syndrome Prodi feelings all the time. But then. I. Think to myself you know what. If. I don't do what I'm. Put on this earth to do then nobody will. Nobody will be able to do it either, because people who who look like me or even in the same situation as me so I. Guess I'm a single mom. I've been through depression. I've been I've been through all the things that tried me and I came out gold. So if I don't tell that story, I don't tell people how it's done. Then everyone's just this is GonNa be one hell of a boring world so if I. Let that Imposter Syndrome. Eat Me! Eat Away at me. Then that's not that's not fair. It's not fair to anyone. Right, so I shine so that everyone else can shine to. Raise that's like. Your purpose higher than your emotions absolutely. Thinks the. Catholics. Say she's like yes. I, know what with his quarantine? My bow talks has worn off so you can see my reaction. That's right. My eyebrows moving now. I love it. Up Cackling. Right I'd like to bring this to. The branding things, which you've talked a little bit about and the conference, but not everyone has been a part of the conference like listening to this we have. So many more people who have been who have been here with for the past couple of days, so I wanna to talk about this personal branding piece. And if you have any top tips for anyone who's looking to infuse more of their personality into their brand, how can just any old person in by any old person I mean? Everyone is a snowflake How can anyone shine in their business and use themselves as a tool for growth? Or what I want to remind people is you don't need to be me. So you, you know there's. If you think about people like if you think it will jams, right? There's different Jams Jentzsch. Ruby shied differently than a diamond emeralds than that, so you need to be exactly that so be yourself because the minute you start being someone who you're not. It's going to feel like work. It's going to feel You're going to hate it. People will see right through it. So you really don't have any choice, but to be yourself and so sometimes that means you being quirky, or it means you know. Maybe you do more blogging than you do video or whatever the case may be. You just need to show up as yourself. In whatever platform however way you want to do it and the people who it will resonate with. We'll find you. They will find you, so don't be. Please don't be anybody else you don't. That's not what you were. Put on this earth to be to be someone else I just doing yourself a huge disservice by not being yourself. How windy you feel the most yourself Vivian. Like sometimes it's hard to know like what what is me. What should I be sharing? Where do I draw these lines? You know what you know you know where the lines are to be drawn right? You know you know liking. We women. That's one thing I find with specially with women, and there's a lot of things on finding, but anyhow with women we need to trust. Our guts were always second guessing ourselves. We're always doing all these things, but you just need to trust yourself because you know what you know where that line is. You know what you should be sharing what you shouldn't be sharing. Someone there's comanding that unlike very existential questions, which is basically sums it up I'm like, but but even are we but a bundle of sell. What is time? What is personality? What is money. So sorry asked me asking the question again, so I can play it all night, so the question is windy. You feel most yourself like. How do you know what is authentically? You because I think all of us. WanNa show up as we are and who we are. But we can start to second. Guess Ourselves, so you were saying like we. As women need to listen to our guts like we know, it's in our guts. But how do you tune into that like I know like? Let's just say. I remember doing a couple of years ago, I did. I was I was asked to speak at a hair like a beauty hair brand thing and I didn't like it. 'cause hair was not my passionate kid. I could give to kicks about hair, but put me on. Put me in a forum or an opportunity like this. This is where I shine. So I know. You know you know like you know like you know. I'd so, that's the only. Way Can I can explain. We know you know you know. My in I think even what you're explaining is that you know by trying things, and then like listening to yourself right, so you did the hair thing or you went and spoke at the hair thing and you're like this feels gross like, but you wouldn't have known that if you hadn't tried it. I ache, factly eggs, and that's the key to life to. You gotta try. You gotTA. Try GotTA. Try GotTA. Try 'cause. That's the only way you're gonNA. Find out what you. You like and don't like you can apply that to life like you don't know you like Kale until you try it. You don't know you guys that do this until you try it. You have to go through and try a bunch of different things, and then and you know one of the things I started to realize because I'm I'm forty two, so at forty I was like you know what I'm done trying to live in this Fox like I'm done, it's over. I'm Vivian means lively one so Vivian you just need to go about living your best life because. You know all before I was forty at kept trying to be. Everyone kept trying to put me in this box. You know be a box. Go in the box. You know what I. I discovered that I was a parallelogram. Graham is is a sideways buckler rectangle that has. The Google it okay. I was a parallelogram and I was tired of being put into the box, and so once I turned forty. I just flip the bird to everything and said you know what again if you do not like it, I do not care. That is not my problem. You can go kick rocks with an open Tokyo.
Remembering civil rights icons C.T. Vivian and John Lewis
"Just hours after the death of Civil Rights Leader Minister and Lieutenant to Dr. Martin, Luther! King Junior Corey Tindale Ct. Vivian called the greatest pitcher to ever live by Dr King. The Great John Lewis Democratic Congressman from Georgia and an icon of the civil rights movement, followed his friend and civil rights. Into that good night. John Lewis who was eleven years younger than Dr. King, and a force unto himself, and who had been the lone remaining member of the big six, who spoke at the march on Washington was eighty years old. Louis died after a battle with stage four pancreatic cancer.
Atlanta churches ring bells 95 times to honor civil rights leaders
"Churches in Atlanta rang Bell's 95 times to honor the lives of civil rights icons John Lewis and C T. Vivian Lewis died at age 80 The 15 added bells were for Vivian. It was 95. Vivian was an Alabama native who was an early advisor to Dr Martin Luther King, who made a career of politics in Atlanta well
Atlanta civil rights leader CT Vivian dead at 95
"An early civil rights leader has died in Atlanta. CBS News correspondent Jim Krystle reports the Reverend C. T. Vivian has died of natural causes in Atlanta at the age of 95. Vivian worked alongside the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr and later led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. His civil rights work spanned six decades and included organizing the freedom rides to integrate buses across the South. It was Vivian's bold challenge of a segregationist, a sheriff. While trying to register black voters in Selma, Alabama, that sparked hundreds than thousands to March Across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Jim Crystal, a CBS News
San Diego City Council Approves $15M Rent Relief Program, Extends Eviction Moratorium
"Renters impacted by the pandemic, breathing a sigh of relief. For now, the City Council voted 54 to extend the city's moratorium on commercial and residential evictions until the end of September. It prohibits landlords from evicting renters in small businesses that are unable to cover their rent or Lease payments due to financial hardship from the outbreak. This renter tells reporting partner 10 news Many were friends don't know how they're going to make their bills and this will help people feel like they're being forced to go back to work. And they don't feel safe in doing so. Councilmembers. Georgia Gomez, Monica Montgomery, Jennifer Campbell, Chris Ward and Vivian Marino voted in favour. Barbara Bree, Mark Mark Cursi, Scott Sherman and Chris Kate voted No.
"vivian his" Discussed on EconTalk
"Sprained ankle or a broken finger. Versus going into a surgery center for a hip replacement. Those those are all kind of similar because you kind of know. The Hernia the appendicitis their surprises, but the standard of CARE is pretty straightforward. Once get into the ICU. And you get into complications, Insert post-surgery stuff. The menu of stuff you can do or try. It's again Glorious Testament to human activity and innovation but. You know you can have whatever you want. You can do everyday. You can do so many diagnostic tests, and it's always it's not always clear what the right! It's not like replacing the have there's there's so much variation we that's going to be a big challenge in any of these ways to make things better. I think it's a challenge, also an opportunity. One of the lessons that I tried to talk about in this book the long fix is. The opportunity to create what we call the learning health system. We are beginning to see the rewards of investing in digitizing all of our health data in hospitals through these electronic medical records. In the beginning, I believe that they've been primarily used as very expensive billing and coding machines. But over time I think we are starting to see starting to see that there's a lot that can be learned from experiences with very complicated patients with very complicated conditions. One area for example that I thought about a lot is my own an MRI radiologists and reading MRI studies from patients who have a whole wide range of diagnoses and conditions. Get very little feedback over the years in terms of just what actually happened with that patient was that diagnosis that I made correct or not, or if the diagnosis was correct, which hopefully was was what happened to that patient with the different their piece that we're tried? That if formation is actually all in those electronic medical records, and the question is, how can we extract useful insights from it? That would be the case I think. In the intensive care unit more than anyplace. We have pretty good understanding as you said of how to care for patient who might need an artificial hip or or caring for a patient with appendicitis, patients with Sepsis, very complicated all different kinds of substance substance release of one diagnosis. So how can we learn more about that? And there's been some really interesting researched. It's shown with artificial intelligence at. We can actually start to detect subsidies much earlier. With these automated algorithms they can. Use Ai to to identify earlier, and we would ordinary able to tack as clinicians those kinds of capabilities. I think are just in their infancy, so we hope that our investment in digitizing our healthcare system is gonNA finally pay off their. What's your feeling about? Top down mandates to spread that information or standardize it? We talked a little bit about price transparency there's. An executive order I think it goes into effect. December thirty first of this year in theory I heard you say well, maybe maybe not, but that would require more transparency from the federal government imposed on the system. Obviously, we can impose the sharing of information like you're talking about and It's true that the digital world gives us a chance to do that. Do you think it should be mandated? That's a good idea. I think you you want the healthcare system to operate. With a free market. Advantages then you need to enable that market to be free market. So I think it is really important to have transparency and standardization go hand-in-hand is we talked about the charge master? You could have as transparency in charge master. As, you want. It doesn't do anyone any good when it's not standard. To anybody. So I think that they're not, everything can be standardized as you pointed out, but many things can send where they can be standardized I think standardization is going to be very helpful. It's helpful for business to business interactions in healthcare. Hospital. Or health plans that need to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies or pharmaceutical benefit managers on. Prices that they're willing to pay for medication. You need transparency about the effectiveness of those medications in order to be a an effective negotiator that. When it comes to negotiating between. Sales and insurance plans about services. You need some standardization of what services you're negotiating. Overture I think those are actually going to be important whether they should be top down or include the voices of those who are on the front lines, actually providing care, or even better, including some patient voices into how we should be thinking about some of the standards I think those are all up for discussion. So, one of the positives results pandemic for me as A. Cares about more competition. Is that. At least some states, maybe all states have relaxed. Some of their occupational licensing restrictions to allow nurses safe from outside. New York is New York. Hey was hit so hard you know I'd love to see. Those kinds of restrictions permanently lifted. The use of telemedicine which you talked about in the book. Obviously the opportunity to be able to tell to telemedicine, either as a Medicare patient or is a health insurance patient across state lines change is it's a huge game changer. Obviously that markets vary embryonic, it hasn't really of all, but it would evolve I think very quickly if it was allowed legally to be used that way, you think that's important. I think there's some there's some important stuff there to that could happen. Absolutely I think that's really been a silver lining to this. Kobe crisis is the ability to really tear down many of these barriers. telehealth has actually been around for a long time more than Twenty Years Ago Radiology was doing telehealth Tele. Radiology transmitted digital images and I could read memorize from Michigan or California Wisconsin even though I was sitting in New York now in order to do so I had she be licensed in each of those states? So I remember filling out stacks of paperwork. And literally it was stacks of real paper that then had to be scanned and transmitted and it was. You know every document about my training ever accumulated incredibly inefficient, incredibly costly kind of wasteful really so as you the idea with. With telehealth, the new regulations around coverted now that's that that barrier has been lifted completely, and we're really saying not only. Not only his Kobe reduce the administrative burdens, but it's also done a couple of other very important things one. It is agreed to reimburse Tallahassee. And to, it's really. Encouraged culture change so so many physicians and patients I think would have been doubtful about the use of Tele- tele- everything until now it's really changed our whole. Our whole society and we're saying for example one of the. Products that we have in our company is a product that is a virtual diabetes clinic that we had of course before cove. It's for patients who have type two diabetes, and of course patients with type. Two diabetes increased risk of Covid as you along with people who have other chronic diseases. This technology. Includes not only the ability to do. Tele Communications to video conferencing with a physician.
For Black and Latino Communities, Trust Is an Issue for Coronavirus Testing, Contact Tracing
"A protest in the streets about racial inequities in policing the corona virus pandemic continues to disproportionately affect communities of color as the state develop strategies to contain the virus like contact tracing it's focused on recruiting people who speak multiple languages to reach those hardest hit communities these are sensitive conversations and is KQED's health correspondent April Dembosky explains tracers who can talk to people in their native language or more likely to break through same time champ started training to become a contact research we started watching the new entrance fee thank god he somehow if that helps out he wanted to brush up on his Cantonese specially the medical terms for the pandemic it would be easier to talk to people who weren't comfortable with English I often just speaking that language directly instead of having to interpreter on the line it helps a lot with the communication of the trust early on Jan noticed the potential for things to get lost in translation in Cantonese the words for quarantine and isolation are the same word it costs it's kind of neat just separating from others quarantine is for people who've been in contact with someone who's sick and have to stay home isolation this smaller if your symptoms already it's when you know you're sick and have to isolate yourself in a room separate from your family normally chan works as a financial analyst in the tax assessor's office he's very detail oriented and he wanted to get this right so he called his colleague Vivian Powell who also speaks Cantonese swear very used to explaining tax code to taxpayers so we where we get our tendency is just to go specific they decided every time they translated each word they would give the definition to so to make sure not just to state the terms but also explain what they are and also duration of the current isolation at different so that's why we want to get as specific as possible half the people who have died from cover nineteen in San Francisco are Asian American statewide the Tinos account for fifty four percent of coronavirus infections even though they make up thirty nine percent of the population John Jacobo with the Latino task force says having contact tracers from the communities that are most affected by the virus is critical for getting accurate information about how it's spreading we have to have culturally competent contact tracers that understand the cultural customs and the language for example he sets take the common polite response among Latinos when you ask how are you do you need anything and the first answer answer is is always always honored honored on on good good I I don't don't need need anything anything but but if if you you plan plan a a little little more more you you get get the the real real answer answer which which is is you you know know actually actually baby baby the state is running PSAs likely to encourage the team has to first pick up the phone you can contact tracers call even in the sixties with if you test positive you'll have access to medical treatment regardless of your income or immigration status in Spanish so most of the calls today to make our to those who only speak Spanish some of the folks contact tracer jasmine Flores has talked to have been worried about revealing their immigration status well they may open up to her initial questions do you need anything you need to take a test do you need help with food and supplies they're wary about some of the others you know who's living with you where do you live some people might not wanna share all of that information she tells them nothing goes beyond the health department you just let them know that this is all confidential it's just to help you and to help others and to help try to resolve the situation stop it from getting worse so far San Francisco contact tracers have reached ninety one percent of people they try to call and program leaders say the overwhelming sentiment is that they're receptive I'm actually quite surprised at how open they can be and how they actually kind of feel like chatting I feel like we're just chatting about them and how they're doing and her family the bottom line is if people don't want to share personal information they don't have to contact tracers will tell them where they can find information about the virus or get tested on their own I mean pulled in Basti KQED news
Revisiting the Archive: Vito Russo
"So then you were involved in activist activities through the early Seventies. What was happening by nineteen seventy one? Seventy two seventy three was that I was in graduate school in cinema getting a masters in film At the same time I was working days at the Film Department Museum Modern Art and I was heavily involved with the GAY activists alliance so those three facts sort of conspired to make me realize that I wanted to write a readable accessible book about the history of the ways in which lesbians and gay men have been portrayed on the screen especially in mainstream movies which reach most people. Because I felt that our image was at the root of Homophobia that people will be taught that the things about us as gay people. That simply aren't true when they were being taught this by the Mass Media. Buy Movies by whatever and that. If I could address that that that would be what I can do to help. What was the reaction? The book was published. I heard comments from people in Hollywood. Who say you know? This is a very important book. Because what you've done here is you've illuminated the ways in which we have not dealt with this subject dealt with whatever and. I wonder often I mean I have no way of perceiving whether or not the book did any good in terms of its actual impact on movies because I still see most mainstream Hollywood films. As homophobic history has brought us to a point where AIDS suddenly intervened and AIDS has thrown a monkey wrench into any progress. That Hollywood was making in the seventies and now people adjusts a scared to deal with the subject at all or be homophobic in the extreme. And you just can't go to a movie in which they don't slip in some fad joke. I mean a great film could be made about the tragedy and drama and the courage this community in the face of a fatal disease in my life. I've never seen such courage the way people are bearing up losing their friends. There's a story there. There's a movie there are many movies. They're they don't WanNa make you know because it's not happening to the real people the general public heterosexuals When did you become aware of the issue of as now? Let's talk about you personally. Affected you in quite dramatically yeah and I- steering territory. That WanNa talk about this new problem telling me In retrospect now that we all look back on it because of probably geography and Politics. I was and my friends probably knew about AIDS before most people in the country because of where we are placed there were a group of people who knew each other from fire island. I had met a guy named Nick Rock. We play cards occasionally and like myself was a collector of films. Nick was probably the first person I knew who died of AIDS. But we didn't know that that's what the disease was at the time. And it was only nineteen seventy nine. We were told that nick died of cat. Scratch fever which does not kill you. You know it's just not possible. The fact of the matter was that he had no immune system the dive cat scratch fever. It was about eighty two or eighty three when I really. The bulk of the bad news came to us and then my boyfriend got sick. And that was the beginning of an even more intimate involvement from me. Four of eighty four eighty five again. Jeffrey got sick and wanted very much to be in San Francisco. Geoffrey Geoffrey grew up in. Pittsburgh went to San Francisco state and loved. San Francisco. Didn't WANNA leave their and our relationship we've lived together for five years. We moved back and forth. Been Jeffrey got sick. He wanted to choose to be sick in San Francisco. And so I got a job at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and I lived in San Francisco Jeff. Jeffrey was sick for a long time. A year and a half. I didn't know what to do to save him. You know when you love somebody you always feel like they're not GonNa die as long as you're with them you know I mean if you stay with them and you take care of them that they won't die and I really felt like you know against all rational truth. I could save him. Jeffrey became at the end. Very unmanageable emotionally. And psychologically. He was very difficult to live with and I was sick myself and so became a constant battle of how much stress I could put myself under. 'cause I was ill and eventually I had to go to Australia. I was booked to do a lecture at a Gay Film Festival. I was on my way home. They couldn't reach me. I was on route from Melbourne to Honolulu. They didn't know where to reach me. He was dying. He was in San Francisco. General and I couldn't get a flight out of Honolulu for twenty four hours. There was no space and when I arrived in San Francisco he had died the night before the last time I saw Jeff. He was in a drawer at the morgue. Nee opens it out. And they showed me him and I spent a few minutes him and I held his hand and said goodbye devastated by the fact that I wasn't with him and couldn't reach him and didn't see him before he died and also and I miss him terribly. I mean just terribly. He's been gone almost three years now and I'm still sick. I'm very lonely. You know it's hard to live alone and be sick alone and as many of your friends as you have and I have good loving friends and a great support system people cannot be sick for you know and they can't suffer you and they can't be with you all the time. Jeff had you during the time he was able to do and he did. Have someone fulltime you. I took him to the hospital and I took him to the doctor and I fed him and I cooked. I mean I. I did what I wanted to do but then Jeffrey was gone and I was alone and you get a cat by herself and there was nobody takes care of me who the hell is going to get into a relationship with somebody WHO's probably. GonNa die soon you know they don't WanNa put themselves through that. Most of the people who my friends are dead. Most of my friends are dead and at this age. That shouldn't be on forty two. Yeah and it's not natural by any definition of the word natural. It's natural at this age to have lost most of the people love. And so you throw yourself into politics. The images I've seen of you in the last couple of years. Why senior on television. I seen you in a very very activist. Roy Yes so it's been a hasn't been aged Has I was One of the people along with Larry Kramer and Vivian Shapiro and Tim Sweeney and a couple of other people who founded act up which became a whole new phase of activism. Not only for me but for the community in general and it's a new kind of activism because it's created a coalition which we would never able to achieve in the seventies stacked up is composed of gay people and straight people women and men black and white you know and effectively act up has been a very interesting experience because all these people have one thing in common and they want to put it into the AIDS crisis when by any means possible.
"Here's the editor of Lens. Work Publishing Bruce Jensen. Let me confess right here at the beginning of this podcast that it's not always necessary to know where you've been in order to look ahead and know where you're going but it's awfully useful sometimes to know the history of what it is that you're about to attempt and to know how other people have tried to do what you're about to try to do and to learn from them as they say if. I've seen farther than others is because I've stood on the shoulders of giants. What would this in mind? You can imagine my reaction when the following story occurred. I was attending a photo review session. I was doing reviews there and I was looking through a body of work from a young woman and in the course of normal conversation talking about her work. I said well. This work reminds me a lot of the work of Edward Weston which I intended sort of a compliment but also to indicate to her that what she was doing wasn't necessarily as new and innovative and revolutionary as she thought it was and I was absolutely nonplussed. When her response was who's Edward Weston she had previously explained that she had an MFA in photography. So I wasn't quite sure how to respond to the fact that an MFA graduate in photography had never heard of Edward Weston and didn't know who he was explained a little bit about Edward Weston and the history of photography and she then explained that in the program that she was involved in she did not have to take the history of photography as that was an elective in her program. And I I suppose that's okay but as you can imagine. I was a little bit discouraged by that. But I've softened over the years and I realized that maybe maybe there's more to this than meets the eye because the problem is there's no limit to that train of thought. Okay so maybe you've heard of Edward Weston but you haven't heard of Mortenson okay maybe you've heard of Mortenson but you haven't heard of Ph Emerson. How far back do you go? How much knowledge do you have to have? How obscure a photographer is necessary. In order for you to have what might be considered a legitimate excuse for not ever having heard from of course. Edward Weston's very famous photographer but fame is also something that is curious in this regard. For example I just recently discovered of novelist from the nineteenth century named J S Fletcher. I'd never heard of J S Fletcher and turns out. He was during his lifetime practically the most popular crime novelist of his generation. Rivaling Sir Arthur CONAN doyle and Sherlock Holmes. And all of that J S Fletcher wrote two hundred thirty some odd books and I just discovered I'd never heard of him never heard him referred to in any conversations but yet in his day he was incredibly popular so the farther we look back in history the more some people are going to be obscured by nothing more substantial than time and collective memory that does not however mean that photographic literacy is unimportant in fact. I believe photographic literacy is very important. And here's a good demonstration of why I think so a few weeks ago as in my local library looking through some of the books. They had for sale as part of their fundraiser. And I found an interesting older volume called the reader's digest reader. It's an anthology selection done by Theodore Roosevelt. Not The president. But the president's son I think Published in nineteen forty. The president died in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine so I'm assuming it's Theodore Roosevelt junior who died nineteen forty four. According to Kapiti he anyway so Theodore Roosevelt Junior along with the editors of Reader's Digest. Put together this election published. This book and Roosevelt explains in the forward that he'd stumbled across a box of old copies of Reader's digest which tempted him and he says and I quote. I sat reading back copies for hours every time I finished an article which was off my main course in which I shouldn't have taken the time to read. I thought that I'd read only one other well. At least only one another and then another short run that followed it and another subject piqued my interest and lured me on. Eventually he continues. I dipped into an issue ten years back. But here the interest was even greater the forgotten world came into being not reminiscent Louis but with touches of unmistakable reality. I was astounded to find. How much of the past decade? I'd actually forgotten and how much more I remembered only vaguely. Yesterday's heroes and manners changing social complexions penetrating vignettes tell the story of Art Politics Science and business to find. These things is to have passed before ones is the cavalcade of American Life. And as you refresh your memory. Here's the key phrase by the way Roosevelt says and as you refresh your memory you improve your present perspective. The current scene gains new significance. Close quote what a marvelous way to look at work from the past and couldn't everything that he said about these articles he was finding in old copies of Reader's Digest. Couldn't they apply equally? Well to looking back. At the history of photography that is to say if it's true for the stories in Reader's Digest. Wouldn't it also be true for photography and it motivated me to go back and look through some of the jewels that I have in my photographic library book that I haven't pulled out for a while and I was amazed at what I found for example? Some of those books that I may be purchased thirty or forty years ago seem much more relevant today than they did back then because they were looking ahead in such a way that now in the benefit of hindsight we can see how right they were. And how brilliant? The photography was in. How far ahead of their time? Those photographers were other books. Do don't fare as well. There are others that I have in my library that I looked at from thirty and forty years ago that now I sorta scratch my head and say I wonder why I was so motivated to purchase those books in either case as Roosevelt said the current scene gains new significance. So there's a reason to look back at what other photographers have done. And what the trends in photography have been and we need to recognize that not only is there value but there's no end in that because new photographers from the pastor. Being discovered all the time their archives are being uncovered think. Vivian Maier and that kind of story. But also there's a lot of people a lot of historians who are doing research and discovering really terrific photographers who weren't popular in their time. Maybe they had no audience very small audience and now in the perspective of time we can look back at their work and see. How really terrific was so the idea of developing photographic literacy as a part of our creative life I think is incredibly valuable. And here's another example of why while I was doing all of this digging through my library and looking back I ran across a reference to Henry. Fox Talbot's the Pencil of nature which I had heard about thirty or forty years ago I've known the existence of this very very historically important publication but I never actually looked at it or read it and partly because I didn't know that it had ever been published although I have no doubt that it probably has been
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