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"volen" Discussed on WTOP
"To some areas. ALTV's Jasmine KCAL Veal in Fontana, California. Veronica Jones is watching Hillary make its way north, waiting to see its impact here locally. This is some weird weather for this Southern California. She and friend, her Rina Castro, spent the day at Lytle Creek in the sun Friday, knowing this area will look very different in a matter of days. Well, you see what it looks like now. This is nothing compared to what it's going to look like. It's The water comes all the way up here. So we're trying to get as much as this nice, you know, water before Hurricane Hillary. Nevada's governor is activating 100 National Guard troops to the southern part of his state ahead of Hurricane Hillary making landfall. Federal investigators, including an arson and explosives group supervisor, head to Maui to help determine the cause of the deadly wildfires. CEBS's Jonathan Vigliati is in scale alone is unimaginable. We're talking 80 % of the community was destroyed. We know that hundreds of FEMA agents are here on the ground. The majority of them are devoted to this search and recovery effort. They are being assisted right now by 40 cadaver dogs. This is incredibly tedious work, and it's also very emotionally taxing and tolling on all of this first responders. At least 111 people are are confirmed dead. The deadline has passed for people to get out of the northern Canadian city of Yellowknife as a massive fire approaches. CEBS's Chris Mavridis reports... Thousands of people have driven out of the city on the few roads out. Many are more awaiting emergency evac flights. 20 are scheduled to get out of Yellowknife by Saturday morning. That should clear out all the non -essential residents. The flames are just miles away from the city limits and with only a chance small of rain in the forecast for this weekend, they worry the capital of the Northwest Territories will be no match for the fast -moving fire. Chris Mavridis, CBS News, Toronto. President Biden is looking to build a united front in the Pacific against emerging threats from China and North Korea. He hosted the leaders of South Korea and Japan at Camp David today, CBS' Nancy Cordes with more. Today, the three leaders agreed to hold annual trilateral summits, step up joint military exercises, and establish a three -way hotline to be used in times of crisis. A clear example would be if North Korea conducted a particularly provocative test. Mira Rapp Hooper is the president's senior director for East Asia. We might use the hotline to pick up the phone and to discuss with one another to respond. This is CBS News. If you need to hire, you need Indeed. Their end -to -end hiring system helps you attract, interview, and hire candidates all in the same place. Visit indeed .com slash credit. Good evening on WTOP. It is Friday, August 18th, 70 degrees, dropping down into the 60s overnight. I'm Nick Ionelli. Thanks so much for listening. Montgomery County Police say reports of a bomb threat at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda were false. An all -clear has now been issued,
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 08/02/23
"We could use this every day for the M &M segment. I love it. Knowing me, there is a reason. This of course was sung by a jingle singer named Cynthia Fee for the theme to the Golden Girls, but written by this wonderful man right here, Andrew Gold, who did such great work with Linda Ronstadt and others, and wrote some pretty great records himself like Lonely Boy, the great Andrew Gold would have been. Gosh, it was his birthday today, and so there we go. Well, we need friends. Oh my goodness gracious me, we sure do. We have to have a community, and you know, I'm going to start out maybe riling you up a little bit. I'm not going to suggest you're mistaken by saying that when I say that people should be rallying behind Trump uniformly, I get it, we're going to let the game come to us, voters are going to get to decide, but boy, this would be a good time if you've been on the fence, and you have been sort of squishy about, well, I don't know, Trump, baggage, DeSantis, maybe an alternative, I kind of like that vague fellow. Now, this is a time to stand with a guy who is being unbelievably persecuted, not prosecuted, persecuted for his beliefs. You know, Mark, I've been thinking a lot about that, and first of all, I can't believe my level of emotion right now. I didn't expect to be this emotional. Me neither. Give voice to that, because you and I have done this forever, right? We have some decades, there have been presidents we liked, those we didn't. Policies we thought were great, policies we thought were horrible. There is something singularly horrid about this. Please, you go first. Well, the word is sinister. There's a sinister effort to stop the election process, to subvert the election. Everybody knows it, everybody's in on it. The Democrats are well aware of this. When Trump says, why did they wait two and a half years to throw all this at me? We know the answer to that, so I'm feeling kind of a combination. First of all, I'm surprised at how sad I am, and how fearful I am. I don't know how this is going to play out, but it's not good. It's not good for the Democrats, it will not be good for the Democrats. It's not good for Republicans, it's not good for this constitutional republic to criminalize political speech. And that's literally what Jack Smith, this guy, this scoundrel, is attempting to do. He's making the case that he knows that Donald Trump didn't believe that the election was suspect. Now, you and I are in a very unique position here on this. We hear every day from people from all walks of life. We hear people North, South, East, West, young, old, right, left. Is there any doubt in your mind that of the thousands of reactions you and I have gotten from people saying that Trump got hosed in 2020, that the thousands and thousands of people who have said this election was not on the up and up, COVID laws, they changed things because of COVID, they changed election laws in the middle of the night, all the suspicions that people have. Is there any doubt in your mind, Mark, that those are not sincerely held beliefs? None. Of course they believe it. And people can agree with it, disagree with it, and you can feel that things were squirrelly, or you can say, as Trump does, that we definitely won. You even have the right in America to be a little bit of a nut. You can go full Sidney Powell with the Hugo Chavez changing the Dominion machine scenario. Even that's not illegal. You can go to jail for saying, you can go to jail for saying, ladies and gentlemen, I believe that the moon is made out of Swiss cheese. Come get me, put handcuffs on me, take me away. Now, here's though, but let's go apples to apples. The government, Biden's government, Biden's Justice Department, and of course that's the whole story, is trying to make the case that Trump's words and actions led to the riot on January 6th, and therefore disenfranchised voters. You were talking about this earlier. They're going to use that old gag, the disenfranchisement of voters. How are voters disenfranchised by sitting around saying, as far as I know, Trump didn't get into the White House in 2021. Nobody was disenfranchised. Biden's the president. He's in the Oval Office. Nothing got, who was disenfranchised? How can you even make that claim, Mark? What can you, what can you possibly, okay, so Trump didn't think that he legitimately lost in 2020. Guess what? Join the club because I've got a montage that I'm going to play not from 2016. But Mike, that's not possible because 2020 was the first year that anybody ever doubted an election. Surely you don't have audio of Democrats doubting results from the past. Go, go, do you remember the George W. Bush, Al Gore Supreme Court battle? Remember that one? You're old enough to remember that? There's a montage that everybody can now hear. It goes back to those days when prominent Democrats, one after another, lined up and said that George W. Bush is not the legitimate president of the United States. He was the president select, remember? Oh, sure. And the Supreme Court anointed him. And by the way, all of those completely untrue things that they said, they have every right to say them. They have every right to say them. Nobody came to their house and went, we're going to indict you and lock you up for the rest of your life for saying those things. You know, one of the most popular text message articles that I've received is when people text me the keyword Trump and we send back a list of Trump accomplishments. Because a lot of people forget what happened in the four years that he was president. So thousands and literally tens of thousands of people have sent that text message, the word Trump, to my text line, which is 800 -655 -MIKE. A close second, and now I think a close third, will be when people want to hear the montage of Hillary, of the late John Lewis, of Jimmy Carter. Go down the list. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, not only doubting the legitimacy of the 2016 election, but now you can hear the montage that the great folks over at Grabian put together questioning the outcome of the George Bush Al Gore election. If you text the keyword fraud to 800 -655 -MIKE from your phone, we'll send you back the video clip of the election deniers Hillary Clinton at all in 2016. If you text the words more fraud to 800 -655 -MIKE, we'll send you back the montage of all the election deniers from the George Bush Al Gore battle. I mean, it's complete hypocrisy. And Mark, there is a nefarious, diabolical, sinister, history -making chapter that was just begun yesterday. And I know where this ends. I think you do too. You're a smart guy. I've been listening to you all day. This is going to have to be decided by the Supreme Court. The judge that has been randomly assigned to the Trump case, wink, wink, yeah, some random assignment. Have you read about this Lulu? This piece of work? She gives people jail sentences for January 6th when the government didn't want jail sentences for them. She sent a couple to jail for taking a selfie on Capitol Hill that day, and the government wasn't seeking any jail time. But this judge, an Obama appointee, is going to hear—so listen, get ready, because she's going to throw—she will absolutely rule against Trump. We're going to see a guy that might—I'm not kidding you—brace yourself, wind up in prison next year. Jack Smith is asking for a speedy trial. And I'm under no illusion that this thing is going to play out nicely or have a happy ending until it gets to the Supreme Court. I don't think it'll play out quickly, though. Every concern you have is rock solid, but I don't think there's—the reason he wants a speedy trial is so that it's plunked right down in the middle of the primaries. And I don't think that justice is going to move briskly here. Did you catch John Law in the— Wait a minute, wait a minute, hold on, let me push back on that with love. Let me tell you why. They hold the cards. They're playing—this is their game, Mark. This is not Trump's game. Now, you're right, this could—in a normal world, it would play out forever. This isn't normal. They're breaking the rules. They're making up the rules as they go. Of course they want a speedy trial because they want to disqualify Trump from November of 2024. Because, Mark, hey, announce your voice. He's going to win. He's going to win. I am more convinced of that now than ever. Well, the nomination, surely it seems, and I guess on a future day we'll talk about whether this helps or hurts in the general, but what do these people want? One of two things is true. They're trying to destroy him so that he'll never be the nominee or the president. Or they're trying to—or it's an odd four -dimensional chess where they are trying to gin up so much support in the MAGA base that he's absolutely the nominee because they think Biden can beat him. Which of those is true? That's a great question because they are not oblivious to these crazy poll numbers. They worship at the altar of the New York Times. The New York Times is predicting that Trump's going to win, and the New York Times is saying he might win in the general election. The New York Times -Siena poll is looking at a head -to -head matchup. I mean, Trump's got the— He is, without a doubt, a formidable political opponent that is the—I believe—I'm going to say it right now, and I'll get in trouble for it because I'm trying to be neutral. And I will absolutely support whoever the Republican nominee is as decided by the voters. But I have a belief that I think is going to be shared by millions and millions of people. Trump's the only guy who can beat the Democrats. Trump is the only guy who can win. Trump is the only guy who can stop them. I don't like the chances of any other—look at any one of them. DeSantis is a vague— You think Biden beats the—if the half -court shot goes in and DeSantis wins the lottery ticket and somehow gets the nomination in Milwaukee next year— And he could. And he could. And he could. You think Biden beats him? I think that Trump is our best chance, Mark. No, I mean, listen, I'm prayerfully going to believe that any Republican is going to beat this infirm old man who's shuffling around asking who ordered the veal cutlet. I don't know, but I still believe now, more than ever, that Trump is the best chance. Everything about the deep state, the uni -party, the system, everything is coming to fruition. It's true, Mark. And they're doing it— And he's vindicated. And they're saying it—just Jack Smith demanding a speedy trial. I mean, you took your time for two and a half years. Now you want a speedy trial? Are you kidding me? No, no, no. They're doing it right under our noses. And let me talk about the final heartbreak of the last 24 hours. You've touched on it. Mike Pence. Mike Pence. I've interviewed him on a number of occasions. What a good man. What a good Christian. What a servant's heart. He's got a servant's heart. And listen, he's a former colleague. He's a talk radio guy. I know, radio guy. I mean, he loved talking to me when I interviewed him on a number of occasions about the business. You know, he was in front of a microphone.
"volen" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
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CNN Sacks Don Lemon Minutes After Tucker Carlson Exits Fox
"Write a lot of articles for stream dot org. Has streamed on org fired Tucker Carlson. I'm just curious. No, they fired Don lemon. Okay. Yesterday by CNN, I guess this already works. And it's kind of funny that that happened on the same day a little bit like Aldous Huxley and C. S. Lewis dying on the same day as JFK, almost exactly like that. Almost exactly. It strikes me more as like a totalitarian regime arresting the right wing dissonance and the left wing dissonance of the same time. I bet there's some guys some veal pale Gil graduates who is probably in the whiff and poofs. Now working at the State Department who's in charge of coordinating disinformation management. And he decided that if we want to get rid of Tucker Carlson and obviously we do, we're going to have to throw a bone. So let's get rid of Don lemon too. The ministry of truth has coordinating both wings of the disinformation machine that you call the mainstream media. And so oh, we want to get rid of extremes on both sides. So it's okay that we got rid of Tucker Carlson because we got rid of Don lemon. It's okay that I'm beating you with a rubber trench and 'cause I'm playing classical music in the background. Don. Don lemon was increasingly an embarrassment to CNN, which is kind of saying a lot.
The Price of Goods Continue to Rise Year-Over-Year
"The price of eggs year to year is going up 38% The price of butter and margarine year to year has gone up 26.4% The price of coffee is going up 20.3% The price of poultry has gone up 16.6% Snacks have gone up 16.5% Milk 15.6% double digit inflation All across every food category Bread 13.7% up Fruits and vegetables up 9.3% Beef and veal up 3.4% I don't know where they're getting their beef and veal All food all told up almost 11% year to year And Biden's out there saying 0% inflation 0% inflation It's outrageous And the wrap month to month if you want to look at that 1.1% In the meteor there supporting them over on inflation dropped to 8 and a half percent annually 8 and a half percent annually Dropped that just means it's dropped from 9.1% So we're going from a 43 year high to 40 year high Do you feel relieved ladies and gentlemen
"volen" Discussed on Revision Path
"The first thing I would say. Put that to solo album. You guess gills. But secondly, I know this is like super corny, but just to really be yourself. And I, oh my gosh, every time I heard people say that, I was like, can you give me something else? But it really is true. I mean, I feel like I feel like I'm returning. Even in the process of success and growth, a lot of that is returning to myself. It's a lot of unlearning. And so yeah, I would definitely say like really be true to who you are, don't change for anyone or anything. It will change as necessary, but don't change for negative reasons. I would have you just try to be as authentic to you as you can be. And, you know, to kind of flip it a bit, you know, for people that are listening, what advice do you want to give them if they are listening to your story, and they want to follow in your footsteps or they want to kind of learn more about strategic design and stuff, what would you tell them? I am super open. Like if you want to ping me directly, I'm available on LinkedIn. I'm also on ADP list if anyone wants to chat that way. But yeah, also I would say just get a head start by kind of Googling up strategic design. And also too, just find ways if you can, like in your current work or involuntary opportunities to integrate yourself or start thinking about those more generative questions, questioning, in a productive way, like the direction of the products or the experiences or the things that you're working on. Just as an initial start to understanding that specific discipline. Where do you see yourself in the next like 5 years? Like, what do you want the next chapter of your story to be? Oh..
"volen" Discussed on Revision Path
"Good? And so yeah, I'm really interested in exploring like how do we do that both applying moral imagination to the process and the way that we design and then also to the output and what we design. That's fascinating. Wow. How did you sort of, I guess, work to kind of create all of this, is this just like a culmination of your work, your you mentioned being a woman of faith? How does this all sort of come together? Oh, gosh. Yeah, I think it's just me trying to be who I am, you know, growing more into who I am and allowing not compartmentalizing my life, you know, and just trying to be fully me all the time. And so when we talk about inclusion, even when we talk about there's a lot of conversation just around ethics and the initiative that we're working on right now is around racial equity and one thing that I find myself asking a lot is like, who's ethics are we talking about? One, and then two, I guess like what would it look like to put love, you know, at the center of design, there's a lot of critique right now around design thinking and human centered design. I think a lot of that, for me, at least kind of boils down to this prioritization of profit over real human needs and environmental needs. But what would it look like to really center love? In our design process, and a lot of talks about the ethics and equity to me, it boils down to that and really unpacking what that is and then what that looks like for everyone and everything involved. And yeah, that's something I'm a question I'm still exploring. I do not have it all figured out. But it is something that I feel like I'm pulling on more and it's tugging at me more too. Speaking of this kind of pull, you know, you talked about a little bit earlier, this new initiative that you're working on and it's something that's new separate from your work at Citi ventures and separate from your teaching work at the University of Texas. Can you tell us a little bit about it?.
"volen" Discussed on Revision Path
"An amazing group of talented people, including Nigel prentiss, and a bunch of others, I don't want to run the list of the gamut, but they know who they are. And yeah, just had the privilege of being able to help to lead the development and publication of a leadership guide for design managers and really that's kind of looking at how do you help cultivate a culture within the organization for black designers and other designers of color where they not only want to come here, but they want to stay here. And so that's kind of essentially what that guide tries to lay out and provoke and design managers and leaders who read it. But yeah, my time there was I'm so grateful a shout out to Jodi cutler. I think she's now at HEB. And also rob pierce, I don't know, I really love my family. I miss them, and I love that they're continuing the work. Yeah, my time there was a joint. Nothing but good things to say. How is your work now as a strategic design lead different from your earlier work as a design researcher? Yeah, I think my work now is a lot more generative in the sense that it's almost before we even have a product or something to create. It's really more about the problem finding the problem scoping, whereas my work at IBM was more so evaluative research. So we have an existing legacy platform or product, how is it currently working? What can we do to improve it? And now it's like, okay, here's this larger issue. What aspect of the issue, are we trying to solve? So I would say that's the main difference, kind of going for more evaluative design research to more generative research and strategy. In your opinion, what role does art spirituality and the moral imagination play in the design of.
"volen" Discussed on Revision Path
"It probably is, but I think it's interesting because now we're sort of approaching this space where you have these types of wearables across generations, right? I think it was one thing when they first came out with things like Fitbit, et cetera, or pedometers, for example, that were pretty, I mean, high-tech but low tech compared to what we would see out of the Apple watch that can detect your heartbeat or see if you had a fall or something like that. You know, something that I also think about with this as it relates to kind of health tech are kind of, I guess, I don't know, I guess end case. And when I say end cases, I'm thinking, what happens if you're using a wearable from a company that has your health data and then the company goes under? Like, where does your health data go? Does it just vanish into the ether? I'm thinking of like the Internet of Things and how sometimes I just heard about this company insta on that used to do a bunch of like smart bulbs and things like that. And then the company went under and now people are just kind of stuck with this hardware that they can update that no longer works. It's just obsolescence due to bankruptcy. Oh wow, yeah. Oh no, I'm just curious about that like what the ethics are behind that sort of stuff. I don't know if that's something that is kind of part of what you think about when it comes to like design and health. Yeah, I think that data ownership is a really huge thing. I even think about companies like it's not necessarily a wearable but just 23andMe, right? Where you're a genetic data and information and then they're trying around using getting clinical trials and oftentimes most of the times like being compensated for that, but then you don't either see or know that that's even happening. And so I think there's, I think that there is a lot of both conversation and action around like how do we, again, kind of empower data empowerment, like how do we both make these kind of data privacy and confidentiality, agreements, terms and conditions more salient for people. So they're not just checking a box and they know what's actually going on with their data and then how do we follow up and enforce, like you said, what happens if the company goes over like what happens to the data that should be clearly outlined and communicated back to the consumer, people should be clearly able to opt out if they do not want their data used in that context for or to opt in. But it should be very clear and transparency is a really, really huge thing. I think we haven't had that, especially in this industry in the past, like healthcare itself is very paternalistic. And so I think that I'm hopeful and optimistic that's currently changing and I do see efforts in ways that's changing too. Now, you've held down a lot of other research jobs and fellowships. I want to talk about your work that you did at IBM as a design researcher. I first heard you speak during last year's state of black design. Talk to me about that. Yeah, so I love my IBM family. When I was there, I mainly worked on the clinical development side. So leading and conducting research to produce insights for that. I also, during my time there, and this is what I spoke about at the state of black design conference, but the IBM racial equity and design initiative. And so while I was there,.
"volen" Discussed on Revision Path
"And so you're kind of working with tech and design also while you're doing this research work, it kind of sounds like this was maybe a bit of a breakthrough moment in a way. Absolutely. I do want to kind of shout out to my one of my main advisers, doctor Ross, and he actually was doing some work on usability research work for a specific technology and I'd never heard of that before. I never heard of being able to do research in that space. And that's one of the things that inspired the topic for for my dissertation. And so he was pretty instrumental in opening up that world. Like, hey, there are these emerging technologies that are starting to be used in this space, specifically like the healthcare industry, how do we ensure that they are safe and effective and impactful for end users. And that really inspired me and intrigued me, especially as I saw a lot of these emerging trends with tech happening in healthcare. So I would say that definitely served as a breakthrough in helping me to pivot my work and my intention from academia into industry. I'm curious, what do you think about this new class of wearables that are out here as it relates to healthcare or public health? I mean, there's, of course, you have things like Apple watches, but there's I've seen like sensory rings. I've seen sunglasses I've seen pendants like, what are your thoughts on this kind of new class of like health tech wearables? There's a lot of conversation around wearables, especially as it relates to engagement, you know, how often people are actually using them the actual design of them when you kind of get into the wearables you're getting into the fashion space. So being able to design them in such a way that people want to wear them on a consistent basis so you can get that consistent data. And then also, yeah, the quality of the data itself and what you're using for, and there's a lot of talk and exploration around data transparency and data ownership. Patients being able to consumers, being able to own the data that are being used, not just to provide services to you individually, but are typically aggregated in data to inform other things, right? But we may not always hear about that. It's called data capitalism, and it's a lot of research around that, just in terms of the ethics of that. But yeah, there's a lot of you just let me know how deep to go, but I think in general, it can be useful. I think about my grandparents, again, rest in peace and how there could be utility in that sense, especially as a caregiver and you want to make sure that they're okay. You know, I can see just from a preventive standpoint. Apple watch is kind of working on things that can prevent certain things from happening heart attacks or things like that. So I think there's a lot of utility there. I would just be mindful again of the both the accessibility and then the ethics around the design and transparency of what you're doing. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. I mean, I think about like my mom, I think, probably still wears her Fitbit even though. I don't know if Fitbit is still in now with Apple watch..
"volen" Discussed on Revision Path
"Was like, hey, have you ever considered dressing people not just on an individual level, but on a population based level? And that really intrigued me. And so she was very instrumental in me applying to my master's program in public health. She gave me a full ride, essentially, Allen foundation fellowship. And yeah, during that time too, I got a certificate in health systems in design as a part of the college of architecture at a and M. And that was also me trying to tap into my creative side and really understand and explore like, how can I use creativity in this space to not just affect people on an individual level, but on a larger kind of population based level. And so that was pretty interesting trying to understand how the design of architecture and space hospitals of wellness centers, like how that influences health in that way. So I would say overall, you know, my time at a and M was pretty pleasant. I mean, it sounds like you were kind of early to the game with kind of bringing that knowledge of merging design and health in this way. So it wasn't something that, I don't know, was that kind of the spark for what you're doing now? I think so, you know, I can't run from who I am, right? So I'm a creative at heart and I've always been trying to I call it like the art of the pivot. Like how do I, at the same time, support myself and do something that I feel like will make money and keep me afloat, but then it's also authentic to me. And so I've always been on this quest to try to merge both sides of my brain. You know, how do I integrate the creative part of who I am into this space that maybe is not traditionally seen as creative. Like, I don't know, when people think about or hear public health, I don't think people think creative. I don't know. But yeah, always trying to. Maybe you did start there as far as me trying to merge those worlds. Now, after a and M, you did research work at the University of Texas, health science center at Houston for a little over two years. Tell me about your research work there. Yeah, so University of Texas health science center. So that was when I did my PhD program and that kind of funneled up into my dissertation in which I was trying to use data driven technologies and in that sense like smartphone technology to assess mental health. Specifically among college students. So obviously unfortunately, depression is very common, you know, among college students and so I was trying to explore other ways of both actively and passively trying to identify for that before it's too late. And so that's really what my research work was about trying to understand how to leverage some of the geospatial technology in your phone. So you flip it on and it can locate you, right? But there are ways to kind of use some of that data kind of combined with other forms of data to assess whether or not your behaviors are peculiar for lack of a better term to alert or notify other people of that you may be in trouble or there may be a need. And also part of that was trying to prototype a potential mobile application that could deliver that type of service as well. And so that's, I think I have my dissertation linked on my website if anyone's interested. I wouldn't imagine, but yeah, that pretty much summarizes some of the research work that I did there..
"volen" Discussed on Revision Path
"I'm a professor or adjunct Professor of practice. So I'm still an industry and then also teaching as well. And when you are kind of in a quote unquote lab based setting, it can err on the side of theory. And I think the students continuously remind me in their kind of engagements and interactions as they're actively seeking jobs and industry or as they're actively engaging patients in their residencies or what have you that there's a need for just very tactical practical education. Not just theory, but how do we apply this to kind of what we're doing? How do we apply this to where it is that we're trying to go? I think that's one thing that I've learned from them. Also too, that there's just a diversity of thought. And then a diversity of learning styles. Not everyone learns the same way. And I think it's been really interesting to explore creative ways to engage people, how to make design education accessible to different types of learners. As you can imagine, like when we're on Zoom, you know, making sure that you have the closed captioning on, but then how do you engage people who may be easily distracted in that type of setting or environment. So I think that's the second thing that I've learned from the students too. I want to get more into your background, including this new initiative that you're working on now, but I want to switch gears here a little bit. I want to talk about just kind of your origin story. Where did you grow up? Yeah, so I grew up. I'm a native Texan, so I grew up in a funky town at home with a stockyards, but you know, they coming up. I grew up there. My mom actually, she, oh, I love her so much. She's my creative inspiration. She had me when she was 16 years old. She did an amazing job, even in that context. But yeah, she was kind of my introduction to all things creative. She's an amazing artist. She can draw, she can sing, even though she doesn't, she doesn't do it publicly or anything like that. But yeah, that's kind of where I grew up. My neighborhood stopped 6 in Fort Worth, Texas down the street from Dunbar high school. I personally went to Arlington high high school. It's kind of weird. Is Arlington heist, but it technically is in Fort Worth, not in Arlington. But yeah, I grew up with myself. It was my little brother and sister. There's like an 11 year gap there. But yeah, that's where I grew up in a little bit about my context. Well, with your mom being a creative, I'm not a Mac, you were probably exposed to a lot of design and art and everything early on, right?.
"volen" Discussed on Revision Path
"It's a lot of work, but it's a lot of fun. And I will just shout out to the team because there is an element of flexibility to the day that I feel like is necessary for this type of work, but that also makes it pretty enriching and eliminates some of the burnt outness that you might get from having so many things to do. Yeah. Now outside of that work you mentioned you're also a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin for their school of design and creative technologies. How did you first get started there? I first got started last year actually. The courses that I teach are filled work in design. So I taught that in the fall, really kind of exploring ethnographic methods of research and design, and then this semester I taught storytelling for presentation. So the context of presenting your work in a meaningful way. And you know what? I just have a passion for empowering the next generation of designers and researchers in this space and it's actually in the program that I teach for is specifically designed and health and my entire background is in healthcare, public health, psychology, and behavioral science. And I think that design has a very powerful place in that industry and all of the students remarkable. I teach both medical students with Dell medical students and also current students in that program. But to circle back and answer your question. So I got involved in it last year, just as a way for me to kind of give back in that specific way and inspire aspiring designers. Yeah, design and health is a really big field. I mean, I think, you know, we look at technology things like wearables and stuff like that, but really the whole healthcare experience I would say over the past. I don't know, maybe ten or 15 years has really been transformed by design, whether it's actually designing different apps and programs for people to access services or.
"volen" Discussed on Revision Path
"Now for this week's interview, I'm talking with Raven LVL PhD, a strategic design lead at Citi ventures and lecturer for the school of design and creative technologies at the University of Texas. Let's start the show. All right, so tell us who you are and what you do. Hi, my name is Raven veal. I'm based in Austin, Texas, and I am a strategic design lead at Citi ventures. I am also a lecturer at the University of Texas school of design and creative technologies where I teach for the masters and arts and design for health program. How has 2022 been going for you so far? Oh my gosh, 2022 has just been an influx of emotions. It's been exciting. It's been exhausting at times. It's been a learning experience for me as far as really just wanting to dive into rest and what that looks like, especially when I've been so accustomed to a very fast paced hustle grind culture context, one of my favorite inspirations is Trisha Hershey and her nap ministry where she says justice looks like a space to rest. And so I've been trying to practice that and lean into that a little bit more. But overall, I think 2022 has taught me a lot of important things about myself and others. Diving into rest right now sounds so good. I guess 'cause I'm recording this at the end of a long work day. I'm like, oh, diving in the rest is. I love what they're doing with the nap initiative. I think especially over these past few years, it's become something that so many people have empathized with over the pandemic. Exactly a 100%. I love and just honor and respect the work that she's doing. Overall, I mean, you mentioned this kind of like, you know, this hustle grind culture, like how have you been managing yourself through the pandemic? Yeah, so I think one practical thing that I've been trying to do is to schedule for myself moments of joy throughout the day. So I will typically try to block off the first half of my day. It's a privilege I'm able to do this. Just for heads down time and then I'll dedicate the latter part of my day to meetings, but even in between, I'll schedule, you know, maybe 30 minutes or so for like a dance break or I'm a woman of faith, so I'll set aside some time to just pray or to kind of read the psalms or just do something that is just or walk my dog, go outside, I get away from the screen, but just really try to schedule those pockets of joy and rest throughout my day, like literally. Like in my calendar, online to do list and make it a priority for me. I'm the same way I'll tell people if it's not on my calendar, I'm not doing it. I schedule all the time. I'll do focus time in the morning. I'll schedule some time after work if I have it. And I usually try to make it so I have at least one day and it's usually Friday where, after 4 p.m., do not disturb is on, don't call me, don't talk. That's my time. You can talk to me on Saturday, but anything after 4 p.m. on Friday, it's a wrap. Exactly..
"volen" Discussed on Revision Path
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"volen" Discussed on Think 100%: The Coolest Show
"Black man has no rights that any white man is bound to respect that was supreme court codified courts at the course of the courts all the way up to draft. Scott placidly ferguson codified. Jim crow stream court decision. Nineteen fifty four. That said separate on equal constitutional nineteen sixty four civil rights. Act said everybody's supposed to be equal. We're still trying to get to that and justice for all equality and rights in laws being applied equally across the board in seventeen ninety The same year. The first census of the united states Jack boss founded moss veal before the this whole idea that the country was really a country and and the fact that in terms of all the states and all everything being coast to coast these black folks in ville survived slavery jim crow segregation Severed unequal aids of all of that. But right now. Montville is being threatened by chemical plants surrounding it and Air company that.
"volen" Discussed on Tha Boxing Voice
"Laura listen can we find this. Spar modesto modesto molested minister listed. It was in his somewhere not too long ago and He's got a good style. It's going to be an interesting fight between he and oscar. Because miguel is a southpaw. that always presents interesting. You know this footage menaces what you get. When you rock in solo dolo scarface. Nobody wants him more than me. You know i do. Another buddha. Would show but i gotta go to the fight that have been wanting to cancel. Honestly no my oh here we go. Nobody wanna go to fucking into fight. He betty a knock out so eggos. Megan hill modesty. Who asked will be fine. I think is is going to be shorted in them for sure. Gals you can see very calm very calm. You know Relaxed decent defense. But a little show boaty right little show boaty lot of hand movement lot of alarm slick so. I don't know when. I see that oil. I'm slick shit and all that little hand. Oh you know. I got sweat. I feel like put pressure on. See how he does with the pressure. You know sleek dues. Never handle pressure So look at his feet very very wide planted for power. So you know again. Use your speed. Use your feet to offset him. Because he's he's planning he's got you could tell he he. He wants to be wide when he throws. But this is who is going to be fighting and by he. I mean oscar and miguel says rusty. But i'll be ready. I'm in a yellow me and ask will put on a show. September eighteenth and. I look forward to a chance. I look forward to you know. Make me a believer and may so We also got allston v. Like i said taking on jerome lambert. And austin i just spoke to adrian. He said jerome sending that today. Today's date so you should be good. You know what i mean. Stop crying child. I see why tissues then. We got volen with the punches. Taking on avery. That's going to be an exciting fight. i'm guaranteeing a lot of laughter on this one. These are two novice and We'll see what they bring to the ring when they get in there to swing you know then we got a big heavyweight amateur fight to amateurs both with a lot of experience l. Jada don and cody will be facing off going at each other saturday night. So you know. I look forward to this entire car. Top to bottom Really really really good card. Really good talent. And i can't wait. I can't wait to see who puts on performance of the night knockout of the night. All those great things men. That's what i wanna see. I wanna see who separates themselves from everyone else man because there's a lot of talent now unit i mean so you gotta do a lot to be remembered. Sixteen fights you fight. I mean they might not even know who all by the time. The main event comes around if you input on the right type of performances all. I'm saying we got justin. Gonzales says girl go ahead a whip. But i'm for about going. Shout the you. I did read Showcased so i think i got all those super chats. Receive anybody on the phone lines. You know the number to call in. If you wanna talk about boorda was september eighteenth going down and watertown wisconsin. One four to five five six nine fifty to forty one press one time voice your opinion right here voice of the people hotline okay. Okay keen said his current situation. He's in jim came. You wanna come on and talk before you get you strapped up sammy over there. You can't use your hands. Or whatever he drinks.
Death Toll Climbs to 60 Across US' North-Eastern States
"The aftermath from ida continues across the country. At least sixty people are dead across eight states. The storm first made landfall in louisiana almost a week ago as a category four hurricane and the fifth strongest to ever hit the mainland. Us then tore through the northeast slamming new jersey especially hard killing twenty five people there. Many of the victims died trapped in flooding in their cars or at home and many others barely survived. Jennifer veal 'chez lives in elizabeth new jersey town across the hudson river from new york city. She told the ap about the flooding that swamped her neighborhood. It was devastating. Nine o'clock has started getting flooding flooded. Basement that was a little bit of water so the car is getting a little bit more flooded and by the hour was completely bought. Eleven o'clock you couldn't see my fence. People were crying for help across the street. A person got stuck in front of this dumpstered. The firemen were walking hand in hand to get try to rescue people in the bolts. I really thought it was a couple of hours. Maybe hard rain. Nothing to this magnitude.
"volen" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"In the organization, whether you're on the 53 man roster or not. He also mentioned as we found out today a couple of times. And it's a fluid situation, right? This roster is far from set. And we'll get to some of the moves that they made today, but overall I was very, very surprised that Bill Belichick did not like I said. Multiple opportunities just to say, look, we did what was best for the football team. Cam did everything that we asked of him, cam did everything that we could, but we felt like this was the best path forward. And we never got that sentence. We never got that sentiment from Bill Belichick. And then we also got some just out of left field opinions quite frankly about the vaccine and the efficacy of the vaccine. Nobody asked him, I don't think for his take on the vaccine, right? I mean, I think it was Ben volen who asked him if the vaccination status of Cam Newton played a factor maybe so he was he was asked twice. He was asked once if the vaccination status played a factor. He said no. He has to say no to that question. If you look at what's going on in Jacksonville right now, carbon Mayer admitted that vaccination status played a role. The union's going to come after him come down on him hard if he if he answers that question with anything, but a definitive no. So that was the first one, then it was Ben volen followed it up with kind of a, you know, well did his availability blah blah blah. And that's where again bill has to say no to that question. He has to answer that question, no or the team's gonna lose draft picks. They're gonna get fined. He could get suspended, et cetera, but it was what he said after that that that was a little striking. Right. So after he said, no, initially to the question of cam's vaccination status, would be in the past to do. Right. He's then went on. He paused, right? Nobody asked another question yet. He paused. And then he had this statement to make. We have other players on the team who aren't vaccinated as I would say. Probably does every other team in the league. We've had minimal throughout the league. There have been a number of there's been a number of typos in this. No, no, no, you have wrong. He said, it's we've had minimal. There's been a number throughout the league. Anything that they've been minimal in New England, but there's multiple examples around the league. Right. Of players who have had the virus who have been vaccinated. So your implication that vaccination solves every problem I would say that has not been substantiated based on what's happening in training camp throughout the NFL this year. So I don't necessarily care one way or another what Bill Belichick's opinions are on a personal level about vaccines..
Bacon May Disappear in California as Pig Rules Take Effect
"A popular breakfast item might be hard to come by out West. It's been said that everything tastes better with bacon. But if you live in California, that tasty pork treat could be hard to find. At the beginning of next year, the state will begin enforcing an animal welfare proposition that requires more space for breeding pigs, egg laying chickens and veal calves. The Associated Press is reporting only 4% of hog operations comply with the new rules that mean California will lose almost all of its pork supply, much of which comes from Iowa, where producers will also face higher
Should Emergency Rooms Be Equipped to Deal with Addiction?
"Visits to hospital emergency departments plummeted. But a new study shows more people than ever are turning up at hospitals seeking help for drug addiction and overdoses. NPR addiction correspondent Brian Mann found many emergency doctors have struggled to respond. Emergency departments are great at treating things like chest pains and asthma attacks After the pandemic hit. A lot of those people stopped showing up at hospitals. They were scared of catching the coronavirus. But Kristin Holland, a researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says patients experiencing addiction needed help. So desperately They kept coming. The thing that really stood out to me about all drug overdoses and opioid overdoses. Those were the only two for which we saw. An increase. Holden study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, analyzed roughly 190 million emergency room visits. The data shows even people who didn't catch the coronavirus were hit hard by the pandemic. People are indeed experiencing poor mental health, suicidal thoughts, substance use, potentially as a coping mechanism. But there's a problem. Experts say Many emergency departments aren't well staffed or trained to help patients with these kinds of problems. Dr. Mark Rosenberg is president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Emergency physicians have always been able to treat the overdose, but we did not have tools to treat the addiction. Or the dependency. Rosenberg's organization has worked for years to convince emergency departments to improve addiction care. But he says, reform has come slowly. He points to the fact that most emergency doctors still don't use buprenorphine. It's a drug proven to help people with opioid addiction, avoid relapse. Only one third patients get medications for Opioid use disorder in the emergency department. Experts say regulatory hurdles and stigma around people with drug use disorders have kept many emergency departments from improving their addiction care. Dr Stephen Veal heads the emergency team at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. I think there was a lot of hesitancy because it's not what we've done. It's not what I've trained in, and it seems like somebody else should do it. But I think that what finally pushed emergency physicians out of their comfort zone to do something is just the number of people that we've seen die. After a spate of overdose deaths. Three years ago, Veal changed his department using buprenorphine and also adding a new member to his team. Larry Brooks is a trained addiction counselor who now works with patients in the ER as soon as they're revived the overdose patients that comment to an emergency room They're at their most vulnerable. They're at their lowest point that they've ever experienced. You know, the you know, been dead. Or at least near dead. And brought back to life during the pandemic. Brooks Hospital has seen a new spike in drug cases, Brooke says. It's made a big difference. Having an addiction program in place. This is the best time for us. As health organization and a community as a whole. To make an impact and say, Look, somebody is here. You're not going to get kicked right back out the door and go into withdrawal and have to find something else and then be back here in two hours, But experts say emergency Department addiction programs like this are still rare. CDC researcher Kristin Holland says she hopes data from her study will convince more hospitals to change our takeaway from this is meeting people where they are and if people are coming to the emergency department for these outcomes, that's where we need to meet them. Well, death from covert 19 have dropped from their peak. The CDC has fatal overdoses nationwide keep rising with more than 220 drug day. Brian Mann NPR news
New York Gov. Cuomo Lashes Out at Critics As Outcry Over Nursing Homes Grows
"It's criticism of new york state coronavirus response. That's irritated governor cuomo to the point of lashing out specifically criticism of how the governor's office has been counting the deaths of cove patients in nursing homes. So i asked jimmy veal kind to take me back in. Explain how this data error could lead the governor to reveal a less savory side of his personality a side of himself. he's managed to keep under wraps at least for the last few months it turns out this data error. It's tangled up in some policy decisions. The cuomo administration made about nursing homes way back at the beginning of the pandemic. You have to start in the first week of march where there were lots of unknowns. Far more was was not known them was known and governor cuomo had had just sort of his did over a slow glide shutdown of the state finally came to pass on on march twenty. It took him a while to make the decision. There is a week of sort of incremental closures. Different people debated whether or not he should have acted faster. But that's sort of was was decision point number one decision point number two was concerned about hospital capacity in certain that the fires it already spread pretty widely. More people are getting affected in governor. Cuomo talks time and time again about images that he saw from italy where hospitals were overrun where patients were outside on gurneys or stuffed into hallways and people were essentially being turned away and he said so often that that was his biggest fear so in that environment hospital. Executive talked to the governor's team in said we've traveled. We have patients who no longer need to be. Hospital is but they're sitting in our beds because we have no place the discharge them the normally would get discharged homes either. I kind of probably or for a long-term residents but the nursing homes were saying we're really scared. We don't want these covy positive patients and so you have this tension between nursing homes and hospitals and what new york state did was it. It basically listened to the concerns of hospitals so march twenty fifth the state health department issued a directive which said that a nursing home could not refuse to admit a patient which it would otherwise be able to care for solely on the basis of being positive for covid nineteen a nursing. Home operator said this was effectively in order to take these patients in some of immediately objected. They immediately said we're concerned. This is going to exacerbate the spread of covid nineteen facilities but the order stood. Was there evidence that it did exacerbate the spread in their facilities. Well this is where it gets tricky. We know that thousands of patients were transferred from hospital into nursing homes around the state retreat march twenty fifth and may ten when this health department directive was re modified rescinded revert. You can you can take your so. The question is did. The corona virus come to nursing homes the result of this in july. The state health department put out a report which looked at the data and it looked at the dates of death. The dates of first positive cases in nursing homes around the state. It's inclusion was that in most nursing homes. The first introduction of corona virus happens before any of these patients were transferred before the directive was issued on march twenty fifth. It was staffers bringing it in. They lead that. It was safran because the correlation because the infection rates in nursing homes correlated with the surrounding community right. Obviously a nursing. Home doesn't exist. In a bubble people work there. You know somewhere else to live. And the health department said this was actually the factor even though nursing home operators said from the beginning. Hey this order. It's not helping. It's only hurting and to this day. There are operators to say that they believe it contributed to the spread. If not in some instances was the primary ause of the spread. It's unclear even now whether this policy forcing nursing homes to take in covid positive patients affected newark's total death toll that's because of a pretty grim calculus. It's possible that additional deaths in nursing homes were actually offset because freeing hospital beds allowed more coronavirus patients to be treated what we do know now. At least is that cova deaths in nursing homes. Were not being tallied correctly. That's because of a patient became so sick. They were transferred back to a hospital. That death was counted as a hospital. Death making it nearly impossible to understand. Just how much. The virus was ravaging long term care facilities.
Biden signs orders to undo Trump administration's immigration policies
"Look now at president. Biden's latest moves to undo the trump administration's hardline anti immigrant policies in an address from the oval office. Tuesday president biden built on executive orders. He announced during his first week in office by signing three new orders with first action day. We're going to work on. Do the moral of national shame of the previous administration that literally not figuratively river children from the arms of their families and their mothers and fathers at the border and with no plan none whatsoever to reunify children still custody and and their parents. The second action addresses the root causes of our migration to our southern border and the third action. The third order. I'm going to be signed orders. A full review of the previous administrations harmful and counterproductive immigration policies. Basically across the board. One new order establishes a task force to reunify migrant families separated under trump's zero tolerance policy. It'll be led by homeland security secretary a hundred my orcas who was confirmed tuesday by the senate as the first latin necks and immigrant to lead the department. Arcus was born in havana. Cuba is the son of jewish. Cuban refugees from the holocaust biden also ordered a review of the trump policy known as remain in mexico that requires non mexican migrants to stay in. Mexico is their immigration cases wine through court and has left tens of thousands of asylum seekers waiting in dangerous conditions along the border. This is asylum. Seeker marlins speaking to the advocacy group. People without borders boy both in front tariffs about facing homelessness with their family after being sent to mexico most vividly remember when we arrived to the immigration office mexico. They didn't give us a place to sleep or anything to eat. Our children's slept on the floor. That night this comes as immigration and customs enforcement. Ice has deported. Hundreds of immigrants in recent days despite biden's coal for moratorium including a survivor of the two thousand nine thousand nine hundred mass shooting at the el paso texas walmart. She was deported to mexico last week. The woman identified only as rosa had been cooperating in the investigation into the shooting local outlets report. She was apprehended after a traffic. Stop for a broken brake light. This is rose speaking by phone with el paso station. Kvil a when. He told me to go to the police station. They can working my i. I want to call. What would happen every pain. I'm hoping to be there be bad. Be okay the vital. The biden administration is also deported. A man named paul perilous to haiti. Who knew your congress member. Mondaire jones had worked successfully stopped the deportation just weeks ago before biden was sworn in but around three m tuesday morning. He tweeted quote at three. Am my staff woke to an urgent call. Suddenly and in the dead of night ice was set to deport. Rockland county's beloved paul peerless. To haiti a country where he has never been unquote for more. We're joined by two guests in tijuana mexico. Eric opinion does with us an immigration attorney and the policy director for a low laval in english the other side also with us out of bogado senior reporter veal from the center for investigative reporting. We welcome you both to democracy now auto. let's begin with you. Can you explain what's going on. You have these executive actions that are extremely important including one that calls for a halt to deportations. This is the president of the united states and yet hundreds of people have been deported under this new administration. What is going on having me amy. What we're seeing is quite a departure from the previous administration. I don't want a discount. The importance appearances the importance of the way that the president of this country talks about in human being including people who may be detained or deported. we're also seeing a lot of really great language and the commission of a task force Another order to suspend deportations and yet we see a continuation of the same practices that happened under president trump previously endure obama. And i do think that there's a difference. There's absolutely a difference in tone but what we're seeing is for example with the commission of the tasks worse receiving. Dha outing which is at the same agency that separated children at the border. Now tasked with figuring out where where. These families aren't so little unclear. What will happen after that. And i think that a lot of people that have been talking to in in the last day or so since the executive orders announced it doesn't really go far enough and also sets a commission in in some cases a task force for something that allowed people voted on the biden ticket as sort of stood against all of that stood against those families operations to the that we now need a task force to figure out how to move forward with having something in place when by also has the house and the senate of rings hollow from people. Erica i wanted to ask you about your clients. Alvero and his son alvarado junior who just turned nine years old. The little boy said all he wants for his birthday is to be reunited with his father. They've been separated since he was six years old. This is auto speaking to nbc news about the day. The two were separated. An officer told me. Give me your children's things because you are going to different places. And i didn't know what was going to happen to my child. So erica pineyro if you can talk about among the executive orders are this issue of separation. The hundreds over six hundred children still left. It's believed Separated from their parents. In some cases the administration doesn't even know where the parents are in hundreds of cases. They may well be in the united states and another few hundred they may be outside the united states but i mean clearly biden is put a top priority on this because the people serving on this committee or the secretary of homeland security. My arcus just confirmed the secretary of health and human services the former attorney general of california bestseller and the attorney general yet to be confirmed and first lady joe biden.
"volen" Discussed on IINK Podcasts
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"volen" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"You know what makes me sick? You know, it makes me so mad eyes long playing the varnish off a footlocker with my tongue. I was going to the grocery store the other day stand outside doorway. I saw one of them animal rights people. You know, then people I like to call squirrel huggers were spotted down huggers or chicken huggers. Whatever. These people hugging everything except Porky pines, Neverhood porky pies. Get out. Some woman. She was hanging out These pamphlets, things I said, Save the couch. Don't support the dairy industry. But I thought that was nuts. I said her lady. Ain't nobody ever told you they don't have to kill a cow to get the milk. And she said yes, But the dairy industry is linked to the veal industry. And cows can't let Tate until they give birth and show their force to get pregnant and have a K. And then the cash taken away and use for veal. Well, I guess I'd be more outraged about that. If I knowed what black tape meant. Getting back to mount of Cal huggers. She give me one name pamphlets. I took it back to the truck now. I went over gave a look at it. I got to say this Where was all you animal rights folks when I was a kid? I'm never growing up. I never liked drinking milk. But let's not push him chocolate syrup in But Mama never would do that. She'd give me that born Plano, what milk And she said Earl, either drinkers for dinner or go to bed. Now, if I had something, animal rights pamphlets back in, I could. It has showed it to my mama and I'd have said Mama. I'm surprised at you as a mother. You want to understand? I got to take a stand against this white poison. Instead of that milk, and I have a Coke to drink with supper. Just think. I mean, I could have all the Coke Cola I wanted. I never heard of no cows exploded by Dr Pepper knee. I could have Wake up America. I think I.
Keith Morrison reads Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas
"How the grinch stole christmas by dr seuss. Every who down in whoville light. Christmas a lot but the grinch live just north of veal did not the grinch hated christmas whole christmas season. Please don't ask why no one quite knows. The reason it could be as head wasn't screwed on just right it could be. Perhaps his shoes are too tight. But i think that the most likely reason of all may have been that. His heart was two sizes too small. Whatever the reason is hard or shoes. He stood there on christmas eve. Hating the who's staring down from his cave with a sour grinchey frown. The warm lighted windows below on the town for he knew every who down in whoville beneath was busy now hanging mistletoe wreath and they're hanging stockings. E snarled with a sneer. Tomorrow is christmas it practically here. Then he growled with his grinch figures nervously drumming. I must find some way to stop christmas from a main for tomorrow. He knew all the who girls and boys would wake brighton early. They'd rush for their toys and then whole the noise show the noise. Doi's noise noise. That's one thing. He hated the noise. Noise noise noise. Then the who's young and old would sit down to a feast. And they feast on they feast and they feast. Feast feast feast. They would feast on who pudding and rare who rose beast which was something that grinch couldn't stand in the least and then they do something he liked. Leashed all every who down in whoville. The tall and this mall would stand close together with christmas bells ringing. They'd stand hand in hand and who's would start singing. They'd sing sing sing. sing sing. Sang and the more the grinch thought of the who christmas saying the more the grinch thought. I must stop this whole thing. Why for fifty three years. I've put up with it now. I'm must stop christmas from coming. But how then he got an idea. An awful idea the grinch gonna wonderful off idea. I know just what to do. The grinch laughed in his throat and he made a quick santa claus hat and a coat and he chuckled and clucked. What a great grinchey trick with this code in this hat. I'll look just like saint. Nick all i need a reindeer. The grinch looked around but since reindeer are scarce there were none to be found. Did that stop the old grinch. No the grinch simply said if. I can't find a reindeer make quan instead. So he called his dog max then. He took some red thread and he tied bighorn on the top of his head. Then he loaded some bags and symbols empty sacks on a ramshackle sleigh and he hitched up old. Max then the grinch said got up and the slaves started down toward the homes. Where the who's they snooze in their town all their windows were dark quiet. Snow filled the air. And the who's were all dreaming sweet dreams without care when it came to the little house on the square. This is stop number one. The old grinchey clause est any climbed to the roof. Empty bags his fist then. He slid down the chimney around tight pinch but if santa could do it then socal the grinch he got stuck only once for a moment or two then. He stuck his head out of the fireplace flu where the little who stockings all hung in a row. These stockings grin are the first things to go. Then he slithered and slunk with a smile most unpleasant around the whole route and he took every president. Pop guns bicycles roller-skates drums checkerboards tricycles popcorn plums. And he stuffed them in day than the grinch buried nibley stuff dole the bags one by one then. He slumped to the ice box. He took the who feast. He took a who pudding. He took the roast beast. He cleaned out the icebox. Quick flash way the grinch even took the last can of who hash
Schools Work Around The Pandemic To Provide Holiday Concerts
"This is the time of year when many parents crowd into schools for a school holiday concert. Which is obviously not happening in most schools in 2020, so schools are adapting. Here's Peter Medlin of our member station. W N I J and DeKalb, Illinois, a course of kids belted out holiday favorites. Parents packed in an old stuffy gymnasium, jostling for shaky camera position to get the perfect Facebook video of their child in there Elf costume in the holiday concert. Not so much this year. Instead, some schools are getting creative in an effort to deliver some desperately needed holiday cheer. Mary Beth Kona is the principal at Spectrum, a small private school in Rockford, Illinois. Today they're filming the innovative Elves. Holiday show slash music video. He says. This year, there will be no sneaking out the back door after your kid's song ends in this, they're going to get a nice close up shot. Every kid's gonna get to be seen on the video multiple times that they can share with many family members. Like thousands of music teachers across the country, Super Tse's spent most of her time trying to teach remotely from our basement. Right now she's here with her students sporting a Santa Claus facemask and making this video you'll be the only time most of her students will be together this fall. Puts herds class after class into the camera shot while trying to keep students spread out. Notice. What that way your circle Evan, colorful circles doctor ground where each student performs 6 ft. Away from the others. I know groovy now. Kindergartner Luna practices her classes song as they're getting ready and ensues, Mark. Action for the families who chose to learn remotely this fall. Their kids are gonna be recording themselves dancing at home and will be sliced into the final show with everyone else. Workarounds like this are happening everywhere. Maggie's Bradley has the National Association for Music Educators, which provides training for music teachers. And although the pandemic presents significant challenges for all educators, music instruction is particularly difficult were the ones that always want to be shoulder to shoulder to do things and celebrate, so it's been difficult? The students have missed it because they want to perform together. But also the teachers. Spotty WiFi make zoom band practice is really tough and sometimes confusing, but it goes beyond that. Pandemic continues to highlight inequities and education students without Internet access and schools that can't afford instruments to a student stuck with no tuba. That means pivoting to something else, like providing software so students can create their own beats and rhythms. And like this school, finding new ways to perform for an audience staying at home. Felix is 1/4 grader here who plays the Alto sax. It's a little crazy, but I mean, at least I get to see all my friends and flown my instrument. As have to wear a mask he looks in his classmates are now lined up to record the show's grand finale parade. Cameron's gonna be right here soon. Super says the veal be posted online, so families can make popcorn and watch it from the comfort of their own couches. And Grandma can watch the same exact show without someone standing in front of her trying to take a video of their kid performing for NPR News. I'm
College Basketballs Uncertain Return to the Court
"Myron medcalf has been covering college basketball for espn for nearly a decade. So my excitement. I should admit comes from a place of utter ignorance because after eight months of this pandemic after a cancellation of march madness. I have literally no idea myron what to expect from college basketball. At all this season in terms of the virus in terms of what's happening on the floor. All i really know right now. Is that both duke. And arizona announced yesterday that they are postponing their opening games. Because of covid and tennessee's rick. Barnes got diagnosed with corona virus. So let's just begin with tip off tomorrow. What's this all going to look like. Why i think that's the million dollar question college basketball a lot like college football. Most of the games are scheduled to be played obviously cove. It was a challenge for college football. I think for college basketball. That'd be magnified by about ten because you have more than three hundred team that are going to try to kick this season off. So i think everybody's just crossing their fingers and hoping for the best and not knowing what the head is on the theme of the three hundred teams. All kind of spinning. This roulette wheel is a lot to process. What are the protocols. Like the health protocols teams employers going to try to abide by this season. I think that's another important question and it's difficult to answer in that. There are so many different protocols by state by county depending on what's conference iran. I mean you're talking to thirty two different conferences. I'll give you an example. The american athletic conference. They're going to test three days per week during the season can't do a consecutive days. That's what ended up like guidelines. Recommend however at temple abide by the city of philadelphia's protocols which say they have to test seven days before competition every single day so you have even within conferences different rules and regulations. I've talked to athletic directors and california who are telling me that they still have to submit plans to their local authorities to get approval to compete this season. Forget host the team. Forget any of the other details just to be able to get back on the floor so you got see a lot of chaos unfold in the coming months so you are very clearly a healthcare reporter on top of being a college basketball reporter so myron explained to me what is happening in these. Pseudo bubbles where regular season games are gonna take place. One of them is an eleven day. Event starts tomorrow called bubble ville. Which has real dr seuss fives from what i can tell. What exactly is bubble ville. Well we're gonna find out but it's basically a bunch of teams all in one side of the megan sun in connecticut. Where the idea is you have everybody. At one location. There will be testing measures. Extreme testing measures with the goal being the kind of emulate. What you saw with the nba bobble on a on a somewhat smaller scale. They don't have the two hundred million dollars that the nba spent. Two resources are different. But i think their attempt is to mimic that. And when you're there there will be security in these hotels making sure that people are following protocols and then there will be specific places that you can and can't go. The challenge is going to be. Can you do that for dozens and dozens of teams and make sure that everybody's following the rules we saw the nba and the resources they put into that. It's a different different level. I think with college basketball in an attempt to pull this off for the next couple of weeks there are certainly some challenges attached to that. And there's already issues at bubble ville right. I mean the news baylor and some other schools have already pulled out of this tournament. Florida kobe issues. They pull out Baylor scott drew head coach. Their test positive announces that yesterday they pull out and then arizona state which was scheduled to play. Baylor in bubble veal. Says you know what we're not comfortable so you already have teams that have been moving things around an idea that i think we'll see throughout the season. How can you play college basketball with three hundred plus teams unless there is some sort of pseudo bubble environment
Do You Need a Change?
"WanNa preface topic with a little bit of context I'm not talking about that on one day you feel tired or you'll feel like Kinda doing the tasks on your to do list. I'm talking about consistent days maybe even weeks where you start feeling like I don't know why I'm doing this. I'm not happy. This is not the way I wanNA live. I built a business maybe that I don't want or simply just don't enjoy I I want to recognize that these feelings are real. This is not uncommon it's very common and it doesn't make you a bad entrepreneur doesn't make you a week and this is not the time to start blaming yourself for putting yourself in this quote unquote position. First of all, it's an honor it's a privilege for you even have a business. And free to even be in this position where you making this decision. So recognized that I the next thing is that it's very easy to make really big decisions in moments like this in moments of frustration in moments of feeling down feeling low feeling really just you know fed up and tired, it's very dangerous to make big decisions like leaving your company selling your company, closing things down changing things. So the first step I would like you to take if you're in this position is actually do nothing you have to make some time put it in your calendar, see as like mandatory for Your Business and Your Life to take a few days off I recommend taking two to three days off. That is maybe bridged with a weekend. So maybe you'll be in total four or five days and when I, say off I literally mean off like you have to take a digital detox you have to shut off all notifications you have to step away from Your Business, and this is not asking you should be able to step away for your business for a couple of days we also need to step out of your current environment whether you work. From home or out of an office or whatever it is, you need to spend a few days away and this can be something as simple as just getting an AIRBNB in a location. That's maybe in nature or trying to do here is you wanNA start looking inward and not really worrying about the outward now worrying too much about what's going on the news or on off twitter you want to settle things down a little bit. We want to minimize the noise so that our thoughts can manifest so that we can have time. To think clearly. So we have time to really things in perspective when you're in the weeds. When you're in you know on the battlefield, it's really hard to focus on how to get out of the war. You know Y- bombs dropping on, you got bullets flying UNITA retreat a little bit. You need to go away for a little bit away from the violence and all the noise. I know this is a weird analogy but just hang with me here so that you can come up with a strategy you can come up with. A practical way you to resolve the issue I would call this more of a sabbatical than a vacation. This is a chance for you to really work on yourself a little bit This could be maybe an exercise retrea or some sort of meditation or tree. It could be even just you going out again getting an AIRBNB somewhere in nature out in the woods or by the beach and just having you know a fresh food and medicine time just read and have a chance to just like be with yourself without having to have any distractions any noise of the business this is a chance for you. To step away from things. So if there are other obligations, you have I really recommend trying to do by yourself. So you have kids try to like see if you can get you know the parents to to to take a look at them or take care of them for a bit or a family friend or something you know I would recommend would be going You have to be alone you can with your significant other or maybe a friend were you can actually have some discussions and just have some moments of peace and the point here. Is that you don't have any other obligations to do anything other than focus on yourself. This is the first step. You just need some time away because sometimes we just need that we need a little perspective need a timeout. We need some things to kind of pass a little bit and we come back maybe feeling you know it's not that bad This is just a bump in the road. I just need to change a few things in his change a few habits that I'm making I'm maybe doing too much need to hire for this position. I can fix this situation This often is all you need to do because it just you know that time away makes you think of solutions allows you to think, Hey, what I really don't like about the situation what are they don't like about my business right now Why don't we just hire out for that? Why don't I change my involvement in that? I know people that have made the decision instead of selling your business or giving it up just hiring a different. CEO Saying I'm hiring somebody replace myself I still own the business so make the money but I want to be involved that much I'm just going to be the chairman of the board I'll be part of the decision making I'll be owner founder but I don't want to deal the day to day maybe that's an extreme step or maybe something you can't afford right now but. You get the point there. Some things you can change nothing is not solvable. You can always solve especially in established business that's growing. That's maybe generating revenue. These are all positive. You don't WanNa Kinda just throw the baby out with the bathwater but what can happen is after your sabbatical, you come to the conclusion that it's time to move on You may be had your full of this opportunity of this challenge maybe enough ild anymore maybe you changed over the years and you're just not. Feeling it, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Now, you know now you have a plan of action. Now, you just need to plan how you going to transition how you going to give. Are you going to sell the business to somebody? Or you again to step away and have somebody run it the day to day, and you just be the owner and you work on some other things with your time. These are all great options. But the one thing I do recommend is if you are going to change if you're are gonNA leave and stop doing what you're doing you better have something else you're going to be doing there's nothing to prepare you for the challenge of leaving something and having nothing to do a lot of people talk about this but if you ever sell your visit. Out Your Business Changed Management and you work on something else they'll be a gap. They'll be something that you miss the sense of purpose, a lot of your you know significance in who you are as a person is intertwined with your relationship with the business. So it's always good to make sure grab onto another vine before you let go veal vines. Have some sort of plan even if I'm GONNA, write a book I'm going to start a new blog I'm going to. Be Like I'M GONNA throw my money on my time and my energy. But you should have some sort of starting point. Some sort of thing I'm going to do I'm going to get into this new thing I take some classes I'm gonNA. Learn had to do some woodworking because I'm going to be a star furniture business whatever the you want to land safely onto something.
Dick Johnson Is Dead Movie Review
"Locum to film spotting a couple of weeks back are overlooked. Oh, tours. Marathon had raving about Shantelle Ackerman's John dieleman movie about a woman who hardly left her home this week we returned to the marathon with Barbara. LODEN WANDA WITH JOSH allows us to wonder what may have happened to John Dieleman if she just walked away and left her good for nothing son to make those. Veal cutlets for himself while there that is a thought experiment though John and Wanda very different people i. don't know if it would have gone down just like this very different people very different films that marathon review of Wanda coming later in the show. But First Kirsten Johnson's Dick Johnson is dead a gift to her father and anyone who has a loved one struggling with dementia. She Kills Me Multiple Times. Resurrected Day. Did that. But now it's. The beginning of his disappearance. A eight most about my memory loss is it hurts people's feelings. Pena that you woke up in the middle of the mate last night. Fully dressed. Remember. Any of that. Yeah. What can we do that? Everybody has sort of prepare because everybody dies watch too much for that. After more than two decades as a prolific cinematographer shooting her share of relatively straightforward documentaries, which isn't to suggests boring inconsequential but more traditionally fly on the wall Kristen has now directed to inventive decidedly unconventional ones. Two Thousand Sixteen camera person was a memoir comprised exclusively of footage shot across the globe eighty six different countries Johnson filmed in I believe is the count the content was, of course, deeply personal, filmed and curated as it was by Johnson though only explicitly. So in home movie clips of her twin toddlers playing with our camera and scenes over mother suffering from dementia. Her latest could be called the act of killing Dick. Johnson due to the way she employs fantasy sequences to tackle tough truths as Joshua Oppenheimer did with his twenty thirteen doc about mass killings in Indonesia during the mid sixties. Johnson, the daughter and filmmaker is more upfront. This time we only hear her voice over we occasionally get to join her inside the closet over New York. City. Apartment she records it on an iphone and she's almost as much an on camera presence as she is a behind the camera one affectionately sometimes quite emotionally interacting with their beloved former psychiatrist father battling dementia like his departed wife before Him Josh. Rated Camera Person One of your top ten films of two thousand sixteen calling it an intensely moving and provocatively personal consideration of what it. Means to carry a camera especially in a world that is seen great suffering. We've established how Dick Johnson is dead is more expressly personal than camera person, but it also might be a more provocative consideration of what it means to carry a camera in a world in a family that has seen great suffering not that Kirsten Johnson necessarily crosses the ethical lines and putting her aging father. Through the ringer staging, sometimes playful, sometimes gruesome death scenes for her own Cathartic Purposes I. think we can probably forgive the time. He soberly complains that shooting in the cold on a Manhattan street while covered in fake blood is even more painful than when he had a heart attack. But how much is this exhausting process actually helping him to process the inevitable and does that even matter? But now it's upon, US Kristen Johnson says in her opening video the beginning of his disappearance, and we are not accepting it as viewers. We can't really ever know whether making this movie Got Dick or Johnson any closer to acceptance, which you can't evaluate Josh is whether experiencing Kirsten's death affirming stunts, brought you any enlightenment or at least enjoyment
Two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies shot in 'ambush'
"In Los Angeles on Saturday night. So that would be maybe either late Saturday night, our time or early Sunday morning, so none of this was in the Sunday newspapers, but because of the timing There were two police officers. They're actually sheriff's deputies. 31 year old woman who's as a child six years old. I'm not sure if it's a son or a daughter. And a 24 year old man. Both of them have been sworn in 14 months ago. Oh, and they were parked in their marked vehicle. In the marked vehicle. And As a consequence. Being in the marked vehicle and doing nothing. An assailant walked up to the vehicle, Obviously, in an absolute case of premeditation. Ah, and just about seven o'clock Saturday there time, which is 10 o'clock our time. Fired several shots hitting both of these young sheriff deputies. I believe the woman was hit in the jaw in the face and the 24 year old male Always hit in the I believe actually in the forehead. Now, first of all, B. Homicide captain of the LAPD, the Kent Wagner. Cut. 16 described what happened. Excuse me. My mistake. Cut 26. I'm a suspect and played on foot north bound from the shooting scene and out of you. Deputies radio for help. help. Assisting Assisting Assisting units units units from from from the the the district district district responded. responded. responded. And And And transported transported transported both both both those those those deputies deputies deputies here here here to to to ST ST ST Francis Francis Francis Medical Medical Medical Center. Center. Center. the next cut is cut 27. He talks again about the approach by the suspect to the car. He walked along the passenger side of the car. He acted as if he was going to walk past the car, and then he made a left turn directly toward the car raised a pistol. Fired several rounds inside of the vehicle, striking both of the sheriff's deputies. Meanwhile, at the hospital at ST Joseph's Medical Center, the captain Wagner referred to the sheriff of Of Los Angeles County, Alex Villanueva. Talked about the shooting. This is cut 30 rub. At At approximately approximately 7 7 P.m. P.m. this this evening evening at at the the Compton Compton terminal, terminal, the the blue blue line line the the blue blue line, line, there there was was two two deputies deputies who who were were ambushed by a gunman in a cowardly fashion. They're both critically injured multiple gunshot wounds. They're currently being treated for the hospital. So wait. You want everyone to have a prayer for them for their recovery at this time, and, um I'll have Ah, Homicide Captain can wait. We'll provide more details on the status of the investigation is happening right now on this is just a sovereign reminder that this is a dangerous job. the investigation at this point a suspect as of this writing, as of this moment, had mind staying not yet been arrested. Ah, it's kind of a grainy picture of this guy, but they now have $150,000 reward out. And that will loosen up some lips for sure. Now what? You um if you read the globe today, To remain in critical condition after attack in California, Biden Trump condemned Ambush of deputies that's fine. They go through the story, which you've just heard. Okay. Ah, and then in the final 12345 paragraphs of the AP story, not the AP Story out of Washington Post story written by Felisha sudden Mez and Hannah Knowles. Police and protestors tactics drew scrutiny after demonstrations formed outside ST Francis Medical Center with the deputies received treatment. They were on the operating table. Their lives were were hanging in the balance. The deputies received treatment. Aye. Go on, then to talk about Josie Helaine reported for public radio Station. Kpcc, a national public radio affiliate, said on Twitter that she had been covering the sheriff's news conference. When she returned to the hospital she was wearing her press pass, She said Hawaiian tweeted that she began walking behind deputies who were following a small group of protesters. I was filming an arrest. She works in a radio. She's filming an arrest when suddenly deputies show back up Within seconds I was getting shoved around. The editor of the station, Megan Garvey, expressed outrage outrage over this arrest. She was arrested and actually released. So you might say. Okay, that's interesting. What with the tactics that drew scrutiny after the demonstrations formed outside ST Francis Medical Center. We'll let me share them with you. Some individuals who claim to be black lives. Activists showed up. At the hospital. Now the families are being rushed to the hospital. Obviously police, other police officers of going there as I'm sure you know, in a situation like this trying to get through to you. To donate blood, for example. Well, my understanding is that the black the veal and activists Uh, that's a pretty nasty things to say about the officers. Let's go to cut 11 1st Rob! Got your black families care board prize African Town coalition. We're out here at ST Francis Hospital, where Tio America's most notorious gang members have been brought to We're going to go up here and just check on Ah, these murderers right here and see what's that? Let's see what's up. They're going to go check on the murderer, the murderers of the police officers who have just who have just almost been assassinated. Come 13. This gets a little Ah, raunchy, but you'll get you'll get the drift. This is again the activists outside the hospital. These two officers, a 31 year old woman. And a 24 year old man. Young man have been this but it's the this an attempted murders attempted double murder cut 13 Rob! Going, people. So it gets worse. The black Ah lives matter. Activists actually tried to enter the hospital. Okay? No, The police are essentially trying to get family members in to see the loved ones who could be dying. And there was one Young, Ah black woman. Who was the security person? At the door. Who stopped this horde of thugs from literally invading the hospital. She should get some sort of an honor for the guts and the courage that she showed this is cut 12 rub. We're down here. The same Francis Hospital were down. They were down here to visit someone. You can go visit Nobody. You can once we confirm, but there's no visitation allowed anyway, so you gotta go. All right. You see what's happening right here, right. Got it. These pigs out here. They're telling us that we cannot come in here and see these individuals who have been shot down train station. So what? Okay, This is a public that probably has no problem. That young woman. Whoever she is, basically stood down a crowd. They're going to go visit. Yeah, they're going to go visit. Finally there's a priest at the hospital who came out and talked about what is going on Cut 31 rub. Describe for me what the protesters were chanting. What were they saying? Well, they were saying death to the police killed killed the police and this our sheriff's, but the message is still the same. And they were using all type of curse words and and derogatory terms about the police just just provoking our police officers unacceptable behavior because the hospital should be a sanctuary where way should leave hospital alone. Tensions are high since two deputies are inside. Did you see the negatives make swift action. And he said that the protesters trying to get inside the emergency room? Yes. Unbelievable. Un believable and then we have the radio reporter. Remember The Washington Post article in the Globe today they refer. Police and protestors tactics drew scrutiny after demonstrations formed outside ST Francis Medical Center with the deputies received treatment. That's it. The Washington Post had no interest in describing what had happened. And then you had this nut job radio reporter who, as the police had trying to clear the area. She's trying to interfere with the police. This is cut 41 40 to rub cut 41. Back up. It continues. Hearing cut 42 here. Just what the police needed in that situation, have another distraction and the executive a editor of this radio station, so called NPR radio station. KPCC, or public radio National Public Radio affiliate. Expressed outrage over the arrest of the reporter. No outrage, though, over what the demonstrators tried to do to enter the hospital as these police officers Life lives hung in the balance. This one doesn't really outraged you that I don't know what does this is this's as as bad as it gets. I don't care who you are or what you think if you don't condemn this action by those literally, vigilantes, we're going to go visit these people in the hospital. Oh, yeah. They were in the operating room. Feel free. Just go in and say hello. I'm sure that they'd love to see you. And by the way, we'll clear the doctor's out of there. So maybe You can finish him off
Episode Two: Bernard Freeman aka Bun-B - burst 01
"This is. Free. With Derek Freeman. Hello Mr Freeman. Doing. All right, brother. Appreciate you coming on. Problem and thanks avenue now for everybody that's listening in, we have none other than Bernard Freeman Aka Bundy. My friend, my cousin live in inside the free world podcast with us. Bunny sounds like you're on the road man just just let us know how much time you got. We got. We got some questions for you today. We make it happen. I everybody. Knows Bun the the big thing that everybody knows about you man of course as you G K, and since the beginning you guys have read Port Arthur Texas. Oh, you know not only Port Arthur but you had spent time a lot of time in childhood is in Houston also rep Houston real heavy but tell us a little bit about de growing up in port. Arthur where you're from in the experiences in, PORT ARTHUR IN HOUSTON. as you know you listen I'm not sure if they know not you know put up very small. Industrial town is out of the sexist. Population varies I guess between fifty and fifty, five, thousand depending on the time you check. Build around all refineries You know put out there Bouma. both sprouted up, do this spindle top. So You know pretty much all the small towns in that area surrounding spending time. dairy pretty much facilitate life for the people who worked at the refiners, and so it was it's a blessing and a curse because as a blessing provided a lot of jobs and opportunities in the early days but. If you don't have. Really a Give up you don't work for the refineries for a company that facilitates the refinery and finding good sustainable work can be difficult. A lot of our eggs are in the same basket here. Definitely the we're we're tied to that that oil and gas you know here in Port Arthur. So you know someone with with as much talent as yourself. There's not many opportunities. So you know you had to look the places in thankful that. You know you had connections in Houston and was comfortable moving around in a big city in in making connections. Yeah. I spent a lot of my early years and he's been going back and forth unfortunately I was I was born in Houston but then my parents divorced my mother moved to put because a lot of her family that weren't in Louisiana or Houston when living input and she just wanted a breadth she and. Her aunt. My Grandmother's younger sisters was very close in age with my Mama Mama. Can I born and so they had a very strong relationship and so my mom moved to Port Arthur because there were structure there for But as I got older and started, you know wanting to find my way in the world specifically with entertainment right product didn't afford me any of those opportunities. So you kinda add to go to the big city to make your bones. So to speak but you know I've. been a big part of the culture music. Wise. So we kind of knew where to look and started trying to touch base with stuff but our connection added came on the flute. We were actually in Houston shopping, and so we went to kings flea market on the south side. And just. So happened that there was a guy there named Russell. Washington who had A. Record store but was actually looking for talent So we drove spanked of Houston and wind got the demo tape and then brought it all the way back to. HOUSTON. To store. Let him here a few songs He fell in love with the earliest thing earliest edit of. Debbie something good. which featured more than just me and Tampa. By this time, we ended up putting it out. It was only Tampa. And from that point on I get, the rest is history. Man, in history you've made definitely you know let's take real quick take it back. Just a little bit of the way we Mitt was was something unique in not I'll never forget it. I was a freshman in high school and we had a class together theater and your last name was Freeman and my last name was Freeman and we've got to talk and one day I. Think I told you that my dad was from Ville Platte and you said you'd from Vail plant and you say, well, my dad's from veal platinum next thing you know I think you went check Some of the lines and I went check some of the family lines and sure enough we were kin and from then on man I I just. I've already. Thought you were intelligent. One of the most intelligent people I've met even in my forty four years that I've been on this earth man I told you such a high regard. But from that point Oh man I watched you in and you've always been a motivator a trendsetter and you've left breadcrumbs for somebody like myself that can follow if you have ambition if driving I've always appreciated what of the people that hit us on facebook you know put something out there earlier was like. Man I'm getting ready to go online with gun right now we're doing the free world pie cast any questions and we'll take one questions and somebody they hit us up was big Jack. So Big Jackson Holler at you man said what's up and I was thinking about big Jag being in the same class with us you big Jack and I think Nolan Davis. And your cats were I just looked up to you guys so. Jackson was up man but that was the beginning days g K. so that was did. With. Big Time or how big time come about. Is that well, they came from that initial day of going to the market you know and we came to the agreement that. We are open to working with him and you know we were very young industry. We didn't really know anything as far as easy business and he didn't either like he came in from a retail aspect, but he always had a really good ear for music and You know he was the one that out of all the stuff that tell me something good was actually one of the oldest on. That we had in the catalogue at that time. So we brought him everything that we had, and he listen to some of the newer stuff which would have been like cocaine tobacco. The ride would have been part of that as well. but he was like, yeah, I mean. It's cool but they the tell me something good that that. Like I said he had yet amazing. You know yeah. No maintenance here for that kind of thing man shot big Joe me and Jack was. down. With each other and Nolan of course, normal ones you know probably one of my closest friends in school and the funny thing was with working with Nolan like Nolan I both kind of woke up when Bain was like. Let's go sign up for the navy. and. So we went we went there today we went to the naval officer assigned everything, but we didn't take the oath and then like a couple of weeks later, we were like Joe. I don't think that's what we. And they tried to they tried to Pigeonhole as into it and you know I tested very high tested like ninety, seven coadjutor. So their their whole day for me was like we WANNA. Thank you get college and we also WanNa put you basically on a nuclear submarine bike. So we want to college. To understand how to you know work in that field like engineering. and. Then put you on a nuclear submarine and. I Love Water I love this women all of the idea of. Underwater. For my dad time that was that was not what I was about that was not what I wanted to do with my life. So we had the we realize that like the easiest way to get out of that would have been to get scholarships. So that's when no letting I really started focusing heavily on drama and ended up getting Scholarships back in the Senate. And that kind of the way of of getting them like off of our. Of Our case at the time, and then after that, we decided that that wasn't. So. We were young kids bad. You know we you know. Thank God. We had options in life. we but we just didn't know what direction we wanted to go to at that point and and at that point I I really started to fall in love with the idea of of making music right so much that I loved theater. I just realized that wasn't necessarily path I wanted to take, and it's funny because music kind of brought me back around to that because being. Pop? Culture. I've actually been in a few feature films I was in the dirty third I was in This movie called. Video girl where I actually went meagan. Good. It's just the Maya good and Ruby Dee and I had like one on one team would ruby dee I Rueda de basically beat me up in the movie. Sat me around wow because I was the boyfriend until the Maya good and she ended up being killed. while she was with me because I have beef with them do out there that Ruby was like you know very upset with me forget it. Get a girl killed she kinda be up or whatever it was. It was amazing because you know you grow up. looking ruby dee is. That's film royalty. Definitely and So you know being party hip hop culture has not only made like you know my new dreams come true but even facilitating some old dreams come true. You know I'm very, very blessed. Individual man apposite. Very blessed very talented it full circle. You know I've always told you that that stage when we did the, we used to have a thing tell some of the folks if you you went to a draw drama festival, they had a thing called group impromptu and you know I had the honor of being in the group impromptu with Bun a few
In Other News...
"This week. I bring you a of stories that you may have missed stories that I found in the Guardian on the BBC at medium dot com the hill dot com from the ethical cooperation and via Google alerts among other sources. Let's start with nuclear news. Nuclear Engineering International Reports. That the new plant flaw veal in northern. France is now scheduled to start operation in twenty twenty. Four this is twelve years later than the original target date hate for operation of the reactor as well as being late. The plant is significantly overrun. It's budgeted costs one of the most serious ongoing problems as being the detection of faulty welds in the reactor vessel leading to costly and time-consuming remedial work to react to a Silla design are currently under construction at Hank Hank appointed appointed Somerset. Somerset. Uk. Uk. This plant was due to begin production in twenty seventeen but is now scheduled for twenty twenty
Consoles: The Dreamcast's Life After Death
"It's Timber Ninth. Nineteen Ninety nine nine nine ninety nine and somewhere in Japan. A spy has made her way. Deep into a mainframe. Computer she hacks. In and disables. A security guard investigates she knocks him out with a well-placed kick with the computer system. It comes to life. Everything goes a strange swirling pattern. Pops up on the monitors. It's obvious that the system is thinking the spy folks. The thicky computers out to stop her. It tries to lock her inside the building. The spy smashes through a window but not before she grabs a case and lungs off with inside that case a prototype for a new kind of machine that could change. Everything describing was a television commercial called apocalypse. It was promoting the newest video game console from Game Company. Sega and no ordinary console either. This revolutionary device was called the dreamcast in that apocalypse ad. What's inside the case? This is stealing. Is that very consul? Well then the dreamcast Box it sort of spins off of the back of the thief and lands in the street and the the the lid of this magic case kept the box plug. In the whole time POPs open camera's zooms into the dreamcast and into the window and goes down to the bottom where it appears that all the characters from all the Games are all gathered and there we have sonic down there and he he triumphantly says we got in the whole place rupp's and everybody's screaming. That's Brian and Pacino. The creative director of the apocalypse ad campaign and the Sauna keys referring to is sonic the Hedgehog Sega's famous game character in the nineties. Seca was one of the most recognized video game companies in the world. The by the end of that decade the competition was proving to be fierce so up at the House on dreamcast. It would be the company's Savior. The apocalypse ad was described as the most epic video game commercial ever created. But how else to show off the most advanced game console ever made so smart. You could almost say it really was thinking. Alas the dreamcast did not change world. It barely made a dent. It's considered by some to be the greatest console that never stood a chance. It was the last console Sega would build and had very nearly broke the company in our penultimate episode of the season a season all about hardware. That changed the course of development. We look at the short lived history of the Sega dreamcast yet. Despite the short shelf-life dreamcast is still considered by many to be one of if not the finest gaming consoles of all time and twenty years after its death it manages to live on in a very real way. I'm throwing at Barak and this command line. Heroes and the littoral podcast from hat like thinking computer in the apocalypse ad that whisper thanking became the company's new tagline for their new console. So the thought of having our our veal always whisper. It's thinking we thought that would be a really neat way to to sort of evolve that icon sake scream. Here was a console that got smarter as he played. At least. That was the marketing Pinch Console. That brought something new something big something live. Aleutian aries to the home video game market. A system built to serve the hardcore Gamer and inside the company. The thinking was that this console would make Sega. The biggest name in video gaming fish was going to change gaming. This was going to change the world so what happened to figure that out. We need to go back all the way back to level one throughout the early nineties. Sega had a reputation for making gains. There were super cool and more mature than what the competition offered particularly intendo. And it's princess saving plumbers. They built this reputation with a very successful console Sega Genesis. Sega decided they were going to be really cutting edge. And these kids who had had the Nintendo's that will now they're teenagers and they want they want real sports games with real teams. They want bloody fighting games like mortal Kombat which came later on and they wanted a more mature it. Your face sort of system. Alex Handy is the founder and director of the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment in Oakland. California he also works for Red Hat if you go back and look at ads from video game magazines in this period. They're kind of shocking their ads. Where there's like a bloody severed arm with gristle coming off of it and it says this is your best weapon against the Bad Guy Light. So Sega does really really well with this extreme in your face. Sort of successive genesis will sonic the hedgehog sort of impertinence as opposed to Mario's oshkosh b`Gosh overalls kind of happy theme. More than thirty million. People bought the SEGA GENESIS. A sixteen bit console that played games from cartridges. Gamers around the world loved it but over time sake struggles to grow as user base after Genesis. They introduced a thirty two bit. Sega Saturn more powerful than genesis. It display both two D and Basic Three D. Graphics but the Saturn Platform never really took off sales struggled. They managed to sell nine point. Two million consoles only a third of what the genesis sold another sticking point developers found a challenging to program games for Saturn's proprietary in house designed hardware. This was an issue. Sega made note of for the future. Add to that the launch of nintendo sixty four and then Sony's first entry into the market with the playstation and gaming was suddenly getting crowded and very competitive in one thousand nine hundred eight. Sega posted a loss of two hundred seventy million dollars. North American headquarters video game. Boss Bernie store announces that quote. The Saturn is not our future. He kills the console with that. Sega turns its focus to building the next generation of council level to building the dream. The Sega Saturn had hurt the company's brand and bottom line if sega was going to reclaim its market share and reputation. This next console needed to be powerful easy to co for and unlike anything else
Indigenous legislation update
"South Dakota is a hotbed of proposed right. Now that could affect a number of states Native residents from banning offensive mascots to boosting native voices and policy decisions proposals have both beneficial and detrimental potential to tribal citizens. One bill from the governor's office defines what a riot is and pushes for violators to be charged with a felony. The bill replaces previous legislation. That was dean largely unconstitutional. It comes as the state prepares for construction of the Keystone Excel pipeline. Won't get an update on this. Another bill provides funds for community schools with the native culture focus. And we've got a state senator from South Dakota Phillips in on what he's working on and we're also GonNa talk about national legislation that aims to change important tax policy. And we'd like to hear from you give us a call. If there's a particular piece of legislation you are keeping an eye on the number to join us is one eight hundred nine six two eight four eight today. We're GONNA start off in Olympia Washington With us today is Senator John McCoy he is a Washington state. Senator Representing District. Thirty eight and he is. Tulalip our pleasure to have him here today. Senator McCoy. Welcome thank you. I'm happy to be on the show. Well Senator McCoy you're here to tell us about Senate resolution eighty seven three. It has to do with boring schools. tell me a little bit about that. End Of course an update on some of the legislation. You're working on okay. The boarding school resolution Was brought to you by one of the staff. One of the native American staff and so I head or begin with the you know with the first draft and then we have other native American on staff and Of which was a collaboration going through and developing that He's legislation and then Me As the member than I introduced it and We heard it on March second and We had a number of folks from tribes near here and we did have one elder that That was at a boarding school so she was Quite pleased at resolution in so when issues like this are being addressed through legislation. What kind of message does it send out to the community? Think well to begin with I've introduced quite a bit of legislation around k. Twelve schools in one of those is a group of curricula On since time immemorial and this is giving the A truer picture of Tribes here in the state of Washington and Those are being integrated into the social studies. of Washington state. Because we have twenty nine tried and so There's a lot of misconception about tribes and so This is one way of helping reduce that and getting the factual information out so I have a number of bills that that are working to their The majority of what I need. It are done Now it's changing. Some of that that was permissive. In the beginning I now need to make it mandatory. So that's the process that I'm going through right now. We know a lot of work goes into holding these positions in bringing issues to the fore and in especially giving a better understanding and so Senate McCoy. Is there anything else you'd like to give us an update with before we let you go? Yeah Quickly This week We will be Passing a tribal tax bill and I found it interesting that the US Congress is bringing that subject that today or are yesterday That anyway That's another one that time has come. That needs to be done. Well I appreciate you spending your time with us today. We she well as you continue to work for your community. Maybe Senator McCoy is one of your senators There's an update on some of the things he's working on Maybe you are keeping close attention to certain Body of legislation of it is moving through the system. That may affect. Maybe even your own family. If you'd like to share some thoughts on where things stand right now or ones that you want to put on folks radar go ahead and call in one eight hundred nine six. Two four eight is a number. Thank you senator. John McCoy for joining us today. We now skip over to Pierre. South Dakota on the line is troy. Hind Heiner D- He is a state. Senator Representing District Twenty Six and he is Rosebud Sioux our pleasure to have him here. Senator Welcome. Thank you for having me in. So we're going to keep this momentum going tells a little bit About I guess let's start with SB sixty six To provide for the creation funding of Ojt chicagoly community based schools. Tell me more well in this This bill really came into design Last summer I was approached by a group out of rapid city that they just wanted to see a different avenue for native kids in our state. we're losing far too many of them Out of our traditional school model and they said we want to try something different so we worked through. This process got to the legislative session drafted a bill changed it numerous times. We we were able to gain governor support and by the time it hit the Senate floor I it came off the Senate floor. I was a thirty five to zero. Vote something I had I didn't expect in was pleasantly surprised with And it it works with the local public district and that was important to me as a former public schoolteacher. I wanted to make sure that the public schools still had the opportunity to be involved in this in this process. unfortunately It had its house hearing this morning and there were Individuals came in and and offered some testimony that kind of muddy the water And it it's failed in committee but we do have a plan To maybe resurrect Senate bill sixty six and hopefully get it hurt on the House floor and and regain its momentum that it had coming out of the Senate in sometime. Senator when something like this happens It is also time to maybe retool or even bring the need of the story Ford more in so understand how you see. This isn't a setback. A lot of this is also about educating communities or fellow Congressional folks about you know our native nations and our needs and so We're really interested in hearing some of the other things that you're working on to You're also sponsoring a bill to create a commission on Indian affairs. Go ahead and tell us about that. So you know in South Dakota we. We've done a few things. Throughout the years. Last year we we passed Indigenous language veal indigenous language of South Dakota with our our nine tribes So we're working at educating my colleagues on on native issues and the importance of them They I mean affairs commissioned it was really designed to be another Educational Tool For the State of South Dakota you know we do have the office of state travel relations. But that's really about you know And that's a governor appointed position. So that's really about the governor trying to reach out to the nine sovereign nations and South Dakota this. This commission would would be a place where we can talk about either the coming session and legislation that is needed or relationships between Towns and cities and Native people of South Dakota. It's just another sounding board. That hopefully could be used To increase the knowledge base of our. You know South Dakota friends and neighbors as well as a place where native people felt like their voices are being heard