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"von steuben" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Her house is up for sale. Dennis Her house went on the market today. What did her bungalow where she lived for approximately 50 years. Don't know exactly when she bought it. The family is not sure. But she lived there when she was on the Tonight show performing twisted shout, which you just played, and she lived there when she was in Ferris Bueller's Day off. Twist and shout singing, and she was just, uh, local celebrity for months or years after that, or before that, I mean, I remember her doing the polka with the late Harold Washington the mayor at the time, which is pretty funny. I know she had. There's a photo of that in her obituary. That's wild. That's right. I mean, were you around then? Weren't you? Was, I wouldn't say I was heavily aware of her, but, you know, tangentially, you know the people just pop up and then there's sort of everywhere and they're on every radio station and TV station for a few years, and that was Last step back in the what That would have been the late eighties early nineties. I guess you have mid to late eighties 86 is when the movie came out. And but she had already, uh She was that she performed it maybe appear taste of Chicago. Things like that. She was sort of rising before John Hughes put her in the Ferris Bueller movie. But Ferris Bueller clearly is what sort of propelled her into people's attention. If you don't remember they were it was the parade scene of the Von Steuben Parade scene. Von Steuben Day. I think Parade scene. We're last update. OK, so you mentioned she's got it's 1.5 Storey bungalow. Very, um Um, What's the word? Just It's just a typical bungalow, right and that, But you wrote that they typically they'll build it with an unfinished upstairs and then later they finish it. I did not know that in this case, they never did finish it. Yeah, This was how a lot of them were built, Especially in the twenties and 19 twenties 19 thirties. The idea was, you know you're getting into a house for whatever you can afford. And you're probably you might be a married couple with one in law living with you that sort of debate, so they were built as two bedroom houses with a finish herbal attic. And you were going to probably do that yourself as your family expanded as you had kid, this one built in and that's true of bungalows all over Chicago and as the suburb This one on Home Avenue in Berwyn never was expanded. So the next person loaded it's for sale at $245,000, and you're very likely to finish off the attic and make it more than a two bedroom house. You know, there were. Maybe there still are polka stations in Chicago, and there was a polka. Record album. I think that would pressure records back in the day last to the Queen of Polka. Okay, There's a lot of talk that the downtown condo market was going to suffer because of People wanting more space and also than the violent protests of last year, But the numbers seem to indicate otherwise right. Yes, I have been watching that. As you know, we've talked about pieces of this as it has developed, And in the last couple of months, we've had several Multimillion dollar sales. The most recent one is one at the ST Regis, which is that undulating tower on Wacker Drive that used to be known as Vista. And as one of this stuff, it's right over my left shoulder, right? Oh, yeah. Oh, sorry, Right. Of course, it's just over your shoulder. I forgot. And the buyers there put that unit under contract this spring, which is to say when the recovery was beginning. And so I've looked, and I've found $74 million and up condos that have sold recently that have closed recent brief where the buyers put them under contract this spring, as opposed to, for example, in that building in the ST Regis. There are a lot of condos that were put under contract in 2017 18. When it was construction, so those are being delivered. Some of them have not all of them have yet. What I was looking for, is signs of life in the current market and found several that I think you and I talked about an 11 $11.25 million. Penthouse sail on Lake Shore Drive. Those people also put it under contract this spring. Which is assigned really that people are are coming back the highest end of the market really tipped away from the city away from the downtown neighborhoods of the city. Really? As soon as the pandemic kicked in. We saw a big upsurge uptick in buying in Lake Forest, that sort of thing, and now we're seeing sales downtown again, which is a sign that it can come back, which is kind of good for the earlier was good for Lake Forest right because they were really suffering when it came to high end sales. A year or two ago. A nice to talk to you in the biz lunch? Yeah, they were. Yeah, the run up of late last summer into early 2021 really sort of revitalize the mansion marketed like forests, and that's great news. Um What we were seeing was. I mean, it almost looks like it's an either or right. We're either going to see sales of downtown or elsewhere. But now we are. I mean, you know, it's good to see these very high end 10 houses. Moving in part because many of them are new construction. You don't want to see those buildings fail to sell, but also because if people are buying down there buying these big condos, they're also going to be supporting restaurants and cultural events, sports events and everything else. Denis Rodkin rights for Crain's Chicago business about residential real estate. All right. We got to listen a minute left. But, you know, I love to hear you talk about old buildings. And there was this Ken would mansion he wrote this a few weeks ago. I know it might be. Yes, testing you, but that the archdiocese sold for 1.57 Million. What a Beautiful building. Yeah, just down the block from Barack Obama's house to, uh yeah, it is. It's a gorgeous building, and, uh, religious orders moved in. In the 19 sixties, a Catholic religious order moved in in the 19 sixties. There was a lot of that when you look at a lot of dimensions in 10 would there were religious orders. There were months and others in a lot of these buildings. I think partly, you know, there wasn't a market for them as residences. So these other groups are buying them. This order, um again had been in there since the 19 sixties. I didn't get a whole lot of information about how they used it. I believe they were having retreats and that sort of thing they're in order. That is focused on the unity of all people. Um, and they never happened. Now. Maybe that's why they sold all unite on how beautiful this house is. Yeah, go to Chicago business dot com and look at the pictures. Denis Rodkin writes about real estate register residential for Cranes and joins us from time to time. Great to talk to you again, Dennis. I appreciate it. Thanks, Steve. You bet You're listening to the afternoon news. We're going to go out to the parks where the telescope coming up at first years gave with a look at the weather and traffic..
"von steuben" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Charles Gobert is Cook County Public guardian anywhere from 1 to 2 Days to 1 to 2 weeks, their urban kids 10 days, 11 days, and during this time these kids have nothing. There's no therapy, no counseling, no activities, no recreation. Rarely go outside, no schooling, no school, Um the kids, they they sit around on the air mattress on the floor and play with their phone all day and all night. So far, there's been no response from DCFs. 50. Chicago public schools have until tomorrow to decide if they want to keep police officers in schools. Local school councils can choose to remove the two officers assigned to their buildings or keep them The Chicago Tribune reports. Most schools have voted to keep at least one of the resource officers. At least five schools Jones College Prep Sarah Good Stem Academy, Lakeview High School. Salorio Academy High School and von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center have voted to remove the officers. The Chicago School board voted in August to renew a contract with CPD, but only for $12 million. Down from 33 million the year before the Museum of Science and Industry is keeping the learning going this summer, more than 3600 free science kits are being distributed. Chicago Public Library is part of the museum's annual summer Brain Games program. Kids include everything The kids need to do their own experiments, as well as tickets to the Museum of Science and Industry. Now, with WGN SPORTS Here's Dave Bennett. Good morning when Duncan Keith broke in with the Blackhawks, Patrick Kane was still in driver's Ed Keith arrived two years before Kane and Jonathan Taves alongside longtime defensive make Brent Seabrook. And now only Canaan Tabs remain the Hawks. Sending Keith to Edmonton along with forward Tim Soderlund in return, getting defenseman Caleb Jones and a conditional third rounder next year. Speaking to Oilers media, Keith said, Thanks, I'd like to, uh, thank the Chicago Blackhawks and the Black Hawk organization. Iraqi work standing words in the entire words family for For allowing me to be on their team for the last 16 seasons. We had a great memories and great run and Chicago Blackhawks are always going to be in my heart, Keith acknowledge. He wanted to be closer to his son and thus asked the Hawks to get him to a team North and West Baseball's All Star festivities are underway The home run Derby last night one by the Mets Pete Alonso for the second straight time, he beat Baltimore's tray man seen in the final. Tonight, the main event that 20 the 91st All Star game starting pitchers Shohei Otani, the Angels for the American League, Max sure, reserve Washington for the National League. Dave and it w.
"von steuben" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM
"Skip What's the first one? Mary, a Navy vet. An army mom wants to know what you and your wife did to celebrate your anniversary. She was praying you'd have a wonderful time. Mary. We spent one night at dust Dutchman s and house in Middlebury, Indiana, a favorite place of ours, Even though the wonderful restaurants were closed, we drove home and the next day was Thanksgiving, which was a delightful family event. Pete, A Navy vet was impressed by the way the eating place Don't remember. The name takes such good care of vets and first responders. Beat the restaurant change is called Mission BBQ. It's awesome. If there's one near you, you want to go there and eat. Now it's time for military history. What's first gift? 11. December, 17 77 General George Washington began marching 12,000 soldiers of his continental Army from White Marsh, the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania for the winner. As they began crossing the sky Kill river. They were surprised by British troops. The Brits came across them by chance as they forage for supplies outside Philadelphia. Upon spotting the British Washington retreated across the sky, Kill river and destroyed the bridge. After engaging the British for a short time across the river, Washington returned to White Marsh, delaying their march to Valley Forge for several days. Continental Army finally arrived at Valley Forge on December 19 to face a winter of starvation, disease and death. While they suffered the Prussian military adviser, Baron von Steuben drilled the miserable men in proper military discipline. Von Steuben joined the French born Marquis de Lafayette and Baron Johann Jakob as well. A status couscous go and Count Casimir Pulaski from Poland in the effort to turn the rag tag rebels into a well trained regiment. Come spring, Washington had a professional army with which to fight the British On 10. December 18 64 Union General, William Sherman completed his march to the sea, arriving in front of Savannah, Georgia. Since mid November, Sherman's army had swept from Atlanta across the state east towards Savannah, one of the last Confederate seaports still unoccupied by union forces. Along the way, Sherman destroyed farms and railroads, burn store houses and fed his army off the land. In his own words. Sherman intended to make Georgia Howl plan approved by President Lincoln and General Grant City of Savannah was fortified and defended by 10,000 Confederates under General William Hardy. The rebels flooded the rice fields around Savannah and Sherman was running low on supplies. So he director General Howard to the coast to locate friendly ships. Howard dispatched captain William Duncan to contact the Union fleet. Duncan located a union gunboats. I carried him to Hilton Head. South Carolina supply ships were sent to Savannah and Duncan continued to Washington to report to successful March to the sea for 10 days hard. He held out his Sherman prepared for an attack. Realizing the futility of losing, Hardy fled and slipped northward to fight another day. In a December 1941 as America's Pacific fleet lay in ruins at Pearl Harbor from the previous day's bombing, President Franklin Roosevelt requested and received a declaration of war against Japan. Leaning heavily on the arm of his son, James, a Marine captain. FDR walked haltingly into the House of Representatives at noon to request a declaration of war from the House and addressed the nation via radio. Quote yesterday, President proclaimed December 7th 1941 a date which will live in infamy. The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory. Roosevelt 10 minute speech, ending with an oath so help us God was greeted in the house by thunderous applause and stamping of feet. Within one hour. The president had his declaration of war. He signed it at 4:10 P.m., wearing a black armband to symbolize morning for those lost at Pearl Harbor. On 10. December 1941 World War 2 4000 Japanese troops landed on the Philippine islands. While Japanese aircraft sunk the British warships, Prince of Wales and Repulse Guam and American controlled territory was also seized. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill exclaimed. We have lost control of the sea. The attack on Pearl Harbor was only one step in a larger plan for dominated Pacific, which entailed knocking out first American, then British naval opposition. Japanese bombing raids on Guam, Midway Island and Wake Island followed the Pearl Harbor attack US airfields there were destroyed as we're in Clark and even airfields in the Philippines. Wiping out over half of the U. S aircraft in the area. Then on December 10th 2000, Japanese troops landed on the Philippine islands at Luzon in the north and another 2000 landed on the western coast. And in Guam, 700. Japanese special landing forces invaded and occupied the American controlled military outpost after only a 25 minute fight resulted in the capture of 500 American soldiers. And that's American history for today. Skip. It's time for the Armed America Report. What do you have this week? All of us here in front lines of freedom. What our listeners to get trained and get armed in that order. We fully support the right to keep and bear arms for all law abiding families, and we encourage you to find out about the laws governing use of deadly force in your state and follow them to the letter. And of course, don't forget to follow the rules of safety and common sense. Whatever you're carrying a firearm to protect the ones you love. What's the story this week curdle? While camping near Kneeland, Colorado, A man was forced to kill a £260 black bear a couple of days prior to.
"von steuben" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"Jeannie goes to school and ferris sips drinks by the pool and breaks the fourth wall explaining a bit to the audience about who he is and how he got away with his little deceit at school. Rumors are flying around that ferris's on his deathbed or whatever. So sympathies fly around but the villainous though as just from new girl points out perhaps in the right vice principal rooney knows that ferris's scamming and tries to prove it by contacting ferris's mom who assures rooney that paris is actually sick but rooney smells that. Something's up so he begins his mission to catch farris in his. Li- fares convinces his best. Friend cam cameron to come. Hang out and help lure ferris's girlfriend sloan out of school by pretending to be her father and faking a family death. It works so farris and cam grab cams dad's ferrari and pick up sloane from school where paris poses as slain sloan's dad in the parking lot at a distance from rooney's watchful eye and so then when sloan approaches ferris posing as her dad they make out in rudy's a little bit weirded out by that because he thinks that the desk kissed daddy. Yes the trio then head to downtown oh and also by the way. We're in chicago here. So they parked the ferrari with some parking attendants who take the car for a joyride and then the trio begin to explore the city. They go to the top of sears. Tower the catch a cubs game couple of other things that go to the museum and fairest does a sick lip synch routine atop afloat during the von steuben day parade meanwhile vp. Rooney's snoops around the buehler household but gets caught up in all kinds of ridiculous pratfalls jeanie decides to skip school herself to confront farris but while at home she runs into rooney in her house knocks him out with a nice karate. Kick calls the cops reporting that there's an intruder in the house. Rooney gets up flees the house and runs out but leaves his wallet behind on the kitchen floor when the cops arrived however they think that genie was prank calling them so they take her to the station for making a false report. While in the station she meets a honky. Delinquent played by charlie sheen who tells her to chill. She's like yeah. You're right so they make out a little bit The trio then finish their journey in the city. They had to drop off the ferrari but back at cams. They are trying to reverse the mileage on the car by putting it up on some blocks in driving and in reverse. Because i think that's going to take the mileage down but that doesn't work. Camp finally goes to a breaking point he snaps and he starts beating the shit out of his dad's precious car..
"von steuben" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"Recommendation is the drill master of valley forge. The baron bunch toibin and the making of the american army by paul la carte. This biography gives some background on his early years but focuses on the generals years in the continental army at about three hundred pages not counting notes and index. It gets into pretty good detail about the man and his contribution to the american cause the author. Paul lockhart published the book in two thousand eight. Professor la carte teaches history at wright state university in ohio and has written a number of other books on warfare in sixteenth and seventeenth century europe as well as a book on bunker hill. So if you want to read more about punch toibin you may wanna get the drill master of valley forge for my online recommendation. I'm going to recommend von storylines army manual. It's called regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the united states. A store continued to make changes to this manual. Both during and after the war the version i found is from seventeen ninety four. It's not exactly riveting reading but if you're a reenactor or just want to understand. Better drill worked in the revolutionary war. This manual is a good primary resource. You can search for the online document on archive dot org just search for the title regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the united states. But of course the easier ways probably just used direct link on my website. Remember if you're listening to this and looking at up the week of the release of this episode you can find it right at the top of the website. If you're looking later. I have a link to a list of former online recommendations. And you just look up the recommendation for this week. And there's a direct link there also for the blog episode. i include a link there as well. So you can just go to the blog episode and click on the link to go to the online resource. My blog of course is at blog dot m. rev podcasts dot com. If you would prefer to have a paper copy of the manual rather than just read it online. I've also included an amazon linked to buy a hard copy of the manual. And you can find that also at the bottom of the blog episode. Remember that if you click on any of my amazon links you help benefit this podcast. As i get a small commission from amazon at no additional cost.
"von steuben" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"North once again resurrected the idea of negotiated peace. He finally got the king to accept the idea that making these reforms might lead to a political compromise with america. North pushed through parliament. Laws that repeal the tax on tea that repealed the massachusetts government act which declared that parliament would forever forgo authority to tax the colonies except for external customs duties. Parliament also approved the formation of a peace commission. Unlike the how brothers peace commission which had no authority to offer anything other than pardons this new piece commission put on the table except for complete independence commissioners could offer protection of colonial charters repeal of all objectionable taxes guarantee of no peacetime standing armies in the colonies restoration of trade essentially everything. The first continental congress had requested in its petition and more further. The commission could negotiate directly with the second continental congress as if it were a legal entity in april. The commission headed by the earl of carlisle left for america and their negotiations will be the topic of a future episode next week however we return to valley forge as a prussian officer named von steuben brings professional training to the continental army. Hi thanks for joining the american revolution. Podcast after show thanks as always to train nance and george davis for their continued support at the alexander. Hamilton club level on patron. Thanks also to howard germain. Who made a one time donation via pay pow and kurt of art. Who made a generous one. Time donation via venlo. Kurt you may recall recently. Spoke to me in a special episode about his new book. I do no harm. Kurt is also a friend of the show and a longtime listener. This week we heard about the politics in london over the winter of seventeen. Seventy seven seventy eight. Even before france entered the war the north ministry was seriously debating an exit strategy. The shock and awe campaign of seventeen seventy six had clearly been a failure. Britain did not have the money nor the military resources to send a larger army that the generals wanted now to modern era. This may sound strange. How can seventy eighty even one hundred thousand troops be a big deal to a country with a population of over eight million. A general rule of thumb is that a country can sustain an army for at least a few years that constitutes ten percent of its population. You have to consider that half. The population was women who were considered noncombatants and rarely worked outside the home during this period. Another larger portion of the population was children at the time. Most parents had large families. Since fair percentage of their children would not survive to adulthood. Even so britain had probably between two and two point five million men of fighting age out of that an army of eight hundred thousand probably would not be considered unreasonable today but the eighteenth century was a different world..
"von steuben" Discussed on Podcast 42
"The FISHBOWL. I see that but for the love of God why? Because he always has to be busy? Chris why don't you just learn how to relax marked? Amer laxed when I'm busy I can't relax doing nothing. That's weird. That's. The part that weird. So why does the fishbowl have moving gears and spinney things and steam punk looking smoke whistles on it you it. Reminds me of Franken. Berry what are smoke whistles you? Right there. Looks like a whistle, but smoke is coming out of it like in the old cartoons dude. Okay I see that now. You are good tutor. I don't know whether to tell you or just kind of let it happen. Tell us. All. Right. Then let's play a day and go with the minority. Oh which means what let's start with fishbowl facts fishbowl facts. And see what happens. Faith fishbowl fact number one. Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety TV series based on the film began to air on NBC, which can now be viewed in its entirety on Youtube by the way. With Charlie schlatter replacing Matthew in the title role due to the poor ratings, it was canceled during his first season doing show Parker Lewis can't lose was a spiritual successor in some way was the real TV adaption fishbowl fact number two, Ben Stein was an economics professor was originally set to speak headlines off camera, but his voice made the room while he's told signs at just lecture about something he knew a lot about work. So Stein. Talk a bit about economics is Hughes filmed it. The only part of signed seen that was scripted was. When he took attendance fishbowl fact number three, Richardson one of the parking lot attendance was the original drummer in Sonic Youth. fishbowl fact number four huge crash actual von Steuben. Day Parade to shoot the parade scenes. They entered a float into the annual procession downtown Chicago but didn't inform parade officials or judges what they were planning on doing aboard Jennifer Gray Donda Wig. So she could be in the crowd and part of the fun noticed Broderick struggled with choreography because of a knee injury fishbowl fact number five I was afraid I was gonNA. Get this one. Love what he says that. Among the noble works featured in the museum seen our Sunday afternoon on the island of Legrand. Herat. which is probably not how you say that by George Surat eighteen eighty four during which cameras struggles to find his identity in the face of one of the children and the painting. And Amanda Windows Marc Chagall nineteen seventy seven in front of which Ferris and slow and have a romantic moment Alex. chagall does that Stevens chagall fishbowl fact number six, various dad lyman moored, and mom Cindy Pickett got married in Nineteen eighty-six. After meeting onset they had two children split years later in nineteen ninety, two fishbowl fact number seven on October first two, thousand eleven Wrigley. Field celebrated the twenty fifth anniversary the film by showing it on three giant screens on the Infield fishbowl fact number eight, doe close was founder Modern Improv, and taught the craft almost every comedic actor out of second city in the seventies and eighties close portrayed the English teacher and delivered the classic line in what way to a class full board kids weren't you there for that? Being bored kid no or second city so I consider like in the seventies and eighties. Yeah I'm also a time traveler. Speaking.
"von steuben" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Hi Marco Werman this is the world four hundred million dollars in military aid for Ukraine that sits at the center of our impeachment saga Republicans in the house said the aid was only held up temporarily no harm no foul no impeachment Democrats though are building a case to show the Donald Trump abuses power by using that aid as part of an extortion scheme but what's all that money actually for we sent the world's Daniel often to Ukraine to find out at the impeachment hearings in Congress we've heard a lot about the importance of Ukraine Ukraine is a strategic partner of the United States important for the security of our country Ukraine success is very much in our national interest secured democratic and free Ukraine service not just the Ukrainian people but the American people three American diplomats there William Taylor George Ken and Maria Ivanovic testifying in the house US military support for Ukraine goes back to two thousand fourteen when Russia illegally annexed Crimea and then invaded the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine we cannot stand by one the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation is flagrantly violated and that happens without consequence in Ukraine it could happen to any nation gathered here today that's president Barack Obama speaking at the United Nations in two thousand fifteen all in all the US has given more than one point five billion dollars in security assistance to Ukraine night vision goggles advanced radar technology first aid kits vehicles and most deadly of all javelin anti tank missiles the US military also has boots on the ground training Ukrainian forces George can't talk about that in the impeachment inquiry similar to von Steuben training colonials at Valley Forge US and NATO ally trainers develop the skills of Ukrainian units and you have a reef.
"von steuben" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Fact witness ready to answer all of your questions about the events and developments examined in this inquiry to the best of my ability and recollection subject to the limits placed on me by the law in this process I will begin with some opening comments on the creek key principles at the heart of what brings me for you today so it principled public service in pursuit of our enduring national interests and the place of Ukraine international and security interests for the past five years we have focused our United efforts across the Atlantic to support Ukraine in its fight for the cause of freedom and the re birth of a country free from Russian dominion and the work legacy of Soviet institutions and post Soviet behavior as I stated in my closed door deposition last month you don't step into the public arena of international diplomacy in active pursuit of principled US interests without expecting vigorous push back including personal attacks such attacks came from the Russians their proxies and corrupt chief radiance that tells me our efforts for hitting their mark it was unexpected and most unfortunate however to watch some Americans including those who allied themselves with corrupt Ukrainians in pursuit of private agendas launch attacks on dedicated public servants advancing US interests in Ukraine in my opinion those attacks undermined US in Ukrainian national interests in damage are critical bilateral relationship the United States has very clear national interests at stake in Ukraine Ukraine success is very much in our national interest in the way we have defined our national interest broadly in Europe for the past seventy five years after World War two U. S. leadership furthered far sighted policies like the Marshall Plan in the creation of a rules based international order protected by the collective security provided by NATO western Europe recovered and thrived after the carnage of World War two not withstanding the shadow of the Iron Curtain Europe's security and prosperity contributed to our security and prosperity support of Ukraine's success also fits squarely into our strategy for central and Eastern Europe since the fall of the wall thirty years ago this past week I Europe truly whole free and at peace our strategic game for the entirety of my foreign service career is not possible without a Ukraine whole free and at peace including Crimea and the Donbass territories currently occupied by Russia represented by the red on the map looking forward as the trump administration's national security strategy makes clear the global strategic challenge now before us great power competition with rivals such as Russia and China and they need to compete for positive influence without taking countries for granted in that sense Ukraine has been on the front lines not just of Russia's conventional war in Eastern Europe since twenty fourteen and his broader campaign of malign influence but at the crater geo political challenges now facing the United States Ukraine's popular revolution of dignity and two thousand fourteen forced a corrupt pro impression leadership the fleet of Moscow after that Russia invaded Ukraine occupying seven percent of its territory roughly equivalent to the size of Texas the United States at that time Ukraine's state institutions were on the verge of collapse Ukrainian civil society answer the challenge they formed volunteer battalions of citizens including technology professionals and medics the crowd sourced funding for their own weapons body armor and supplies they were the twenty first century Ukrainian equivalent of our own minute man of seventeen seventy six buying time for a regular army troops institute since then more than thirteen thousand Ukrainians have died on Ukrainian soil defending their territorial integrity and sovereignty from Russian aggression his support in Ukraine's owned a factor war of independence has been critical in this regard by analogy the American colonies may not have prevailed against the British imperial might without the help of trans Atlantic friends after seventeen seventy six in an echo of offense organized efficient assistance to general George Washington's army an adult John Paul Jones is navy Congress has generously appropriated over one point five billion dollars over the past five years in desperately needed trained and equipped security assistance to Ukraine these funds increase Ukraine strength and ability to fight Russian aggression ultimately Ukraine is on a path to become a full security partner of the United States within NATO similar to von Steuben training colonials at Valley Forge US and NATO ally trainers develop the skills of Ukrainian units that yeah operates near the Polish border and elsewhere a help free right military.
"von steuben" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"The French since the spring of nineteen forty one the Nazis showed up instead of fighting Royer post like English Americans. What are the Frenchies to come on in eight no wave Nonni? Hold on there. Did Baylor rear ends out in the revolutionary war Frederick von Steuben drill sergeant came over and gave the militia members some order some discipline and allow George seventeen. Let them talk to lead forces in crush, Georgia. Seven. I'm going. They were good in the beginning. But they got to say the Nazis come into our country takeover, everything that was an act of cowardice Winston Churchill no fight you in the villages into begs fight you on the mountain tops in the baddies fate. You know, the Frenchies. The Frenchies the French the French and fact, I don't eat French fries, and I don't French kiss because of that record. If it wasn't for the French. You would be wearing. Wait a minute. Now that your little your little valvoline there could be from our county. I don't know. How's it possible? This building's been burning for two and a half hours and just now the one measly stream of water flown in on. How's that the French were there Notre Dame cathedral in two years? I mean unbelievable. So apparently, there's you know, obviously outside is is brick and stone and everything, but the beginning of the building was built in like, I think eleven sixty three something like that. And but inside all the thirteen thousand oak trees were cut down in the twelfth century to build all the structures and the buttresses and things like that. And that's what's going up right now. I saw the movie Hunchback another name. I never liked the place ever since. Then they didn't treat that guy. Right with the bad back now that instrumentation. They didn't train them right now. Rachel your reaction. I've been watching it in my office. Very sad. It's so sad. Tiger Woods has. No hope. None. None going down. You don't like the French either. How about no? But I respect the fact that they helped us around more in two hundred center jets over to Iraq or something didn't help us there. They wouldn't let us go over their country. That's right. That's what they win. It's a sad thing. But every time I see emergency services in France. Do anything I'm very very happy to be an American. Foolish. Stupid Princess Di had a torn artery in her. Lung took him four to five hours the hospital and she bled out. It's all connected to this. Also, revolutionary war day, Sanderson Gilman film. It's all connected somehow, the French or cowards. They've always been cowards there yellow belly cowards. And there always will be cowards. So I wanna start on the French. I don't like the French to say now, Rachel. Always always rocketed question. I asked you he won't answer it. Yes. He will. Tiger Woods is three aspects of his life number one physical breakdown. Yes. Kelly. Ten days back four, Mike. You have all those problems. That's number one. Number two,.
"von steuben" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
"Many many times, but if it hadn't been for von Steuben who by the way wrote the manual the us army war college, and it was in use for fifty years after valley fort if it hadn't been for the likes of on Steuben, teaching these men how to fight like professionals there never would have been that who are these guys moment. And if if you wanna roll into the end, I there's there's just a great story about the end. I don't know where we are. And no here, and I apologize. No, you're fine. As as being like, yeah. Let's roll into the end. So how did this? How had are how did this end? All right. Well, we're talking about you know, here comes the army comes to continental army marching to meet the British near mom courthouse. Town of mom courthouse in quickstep, William turn all von Steuben stewing who are these guys. But Washington had made one mistake that day he had put another general in charge of the attack. On a British and he was bringing up the relief in the rear, the other general who'd been appealed w for the last sixteen months didn't realize that the men he was leading where changed troops. He thought he was still eating the right tag for seventeen seventy six and at the first hint of British opposition. He called a retreat by the time Washington. Guests to the frontline soldiers are retreating in an orderly fashion. Thanks to our job and they're not running for their lives. But they're retreating for the first time ever among his aides among his close associates among his favorite generals. They had never seen the stoic. George, Washington explorer. He explodes on the front frontline Kohl's over the General Charles the put in charge of the attack. What is the meaning of this? You pull true what is the meaning of this get to the back? I just missed you to the back Washington takes over the lead of the attacks. But I he's gotta turn his troops. So he's riding up and down the front lines trying to halt. This orderly retreat. He's on this big white charger. It was a stifling blistering day over one hundred degrees at one point the horse just collapsed beneath him died of eat exhaustion. He takes the reins of another horse. And he's riding up and down trying to turn this retreat into an attack of his own by now, he can say across a Swail mile and a half away a sea of red as approaching ten thousand Redcoats have doffed their tax in they're attacking in a in a in a bayonet short. The British artillery were close enough that the grape shot is wizened by Washington accountable land yards from where he's sitting on his horse splattering human his horse with mud and yet. He's riding up and down. Will you fight with me? Not what you fight for me. Will you fight with me? Sword is extended his right hand. He's pointing towards the sea of red coming closer and closer. Will you fight with me and finally the soldier stopped and they turned and they answered in. In unison. And Brett if you want to know what they answered you're gonna have to read the book. Okay. I love it, Bob. This has been a great conversation where can people go to learn more about the book? You know, I've a website my co author Tom Clayton hasn't website. But it just can never go wrong. If you went to Amazon dot com and typed in Bob Drewery page. It would probably give you everything you need fantastic. Bob dreary. Always a pleasure. Thanks for coming on. Brett. Thank you. I always have fun when I talk with you might guess Bob jury. He's the co author of the book Valley Forge on Amazon dot com and bookstores everywhere you can find out more about his work at our f x Drewery dot com. Or you can check out our show notes at AOL dot IS slash valley. Forge refined links to resources ring delve deeper into this topic..
"von steuben" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
"In fact, they followed him he was a false staffy and character, and they filed him around like a couple of prince house. But when someone made a mistake on the drilling field on stooping doubled chins, face would get read he start flailing his arms, and and I said before he had no English. He had one word of English. God am and he would call over to Lawrence or Hamilton. Or whoever was translated for mandated, French you yell. Get over here and curse for me. And Hamilton would come over and astray. String amid the spill coming out of on stupid math. There would be a string of French in German oaths and curses punctuated by the occasional God 'em. And by the time, whoever was translating Lawrence Hamilton by the time to translate at the American soldiers were doubled over after they love this guy. And he in the same way with the junior officers because he's rations were not quite as meager as the the captains lieutenants the majors. He would invite them over to the farmhouse where he was staying for dinner. But on one condition, the clothing situation by the time of on students arrival and through March had not improved much. So if you wanted to attend one of Stephen's dinners, you had to have no pants or your pants weren't such rags? They were just flowing off you he called him his sons kulaks dinners suppers is sounds kulaks suppers and on many occasions when on student was invited to the podcast dine with Washington, and the other generals would charm, the other generals wives, he spoke French. With rival tales of salons of Europe. But all that aside, it should be remembered that the very last letter the very last public official letter that George Washington wrote in seventeen eighty three before resigning as commander in chief of the continental army was to the baron. Von Steuben thanking him for turning this disparate contingent of malicious into a professional army, and that's what Vom Steuben differ us. So not only did valley. Forge forged the army into an army like this. Something spiritually to like something happened to the I don't know the motivation, the drive of not only Washington. But also the cotton alarm, you what do you think happened? There was just like a crucible that they went through they came out refined. Yes, you said they were just going to use the word crucible kind of like would what doesn't. Kill you makes you stronger and over two thousand men died valley force of malnutrition exposure disease, cholera typhus, they just ran wild through the camp because until stoop and got there. Nobody knew the personal hygiene or lack thereof breach disease. But. Ten eleven thousand minutes when he stories don't they say the victims right history. No one could say for sure how many men marched into valley. Forge amny men marched up. So let's say the twelve thousand marched in and the ten thousand at marched out had gone through this crucible. And once again, I don't want to come off as naive, but there was a burning desire all these men for freedom for for an independent United States and only needed was the right direction and between Washington, and everyone we've talked about green Wayne and on stupid. These men gave those enlisted men the right direction and. I'll tell you. I know I'm jumping ahead. But it's another one of my favorite stories what I like to call. When they marched out of alley in quickstep, by the way, having been taught with quickstep was by the baron Vaughn stupid when they met the British on the sandy plains of New Jersey near the small hamlet of mama's courthouse, the British had their Butch and Sundance moment who are these guys. This is not this is not the ragtag bunch of farmers. We brushed off our shoulders like lint at brandy wine creek that we massacred Paoli that we turn the tables on Germantown look at these guys. They're really in formation. They're spreading out in columns. They never did that before one of the great myths of the American revolution. Brett is of the, you know carrying minute stealing through a cops trees or crouched behind a boulder kicking off the squared British attack formations one by one, and that's how we want. Now. Don't get me wrong. Our in. Indian style guerrilla warfare. Did come in handy..
"von steuben" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
"He was fluent in French German. But and translate he even he brought a French shift Develey, the guy quit after forty eight houses did not know this not for me. But. What really intrigued me about von Steuben was he also arrived at Valley Forge with a resume. That was doctored up than the mayo clinic. Now, I'll step back to explain that on Steuben had risen to the rank of captain in Frederick, the greats Prussian army now, of course, Frederick the great at the time was the most renowned military commander in the western world and his Prussian army, although small was the most feared they used to say that Frederick the great at an army with the country as opposed to a country with an army on Steuben had learned under Frederick, the great something that no other western officer had not in France, not Poland Britain, Italy, certainly not the continental army United States, and that was Frederick the great made his officers live eat and breathe with the enlisted get down in the muck and mire with them. All the other armies thought the officers that were. This was below offer station we leave that to the sergeants corporals NCO on stupid knew how to drill army. So when he kinda shows up in France in the counter version once again, Amanda Frenchman in the middle of a lot of this introduces them to Franklin, and Silas Deane now, of course, their initial reaction is a crush now. Now, no, we're already getting screaming letters from Washington. Not to send any more of these mercenaries he soldiers fortune over to the United States. But it only took a few interviews with on Stoobant ale. Chatted in French for them to realize Franklin, especially this is just the man that washing the needs to turn his disparate conglomeration of militias into a well oiled fighting machine. He knows what he's doing knows how to train knows how to drill, but he dean of Jan got together. And he's said, what are we gonna do? Those only captain Washington's rejecting the generals were sunny over. So suddenly. On students captain's bars recklessly disappeared from shoulder and replaced by general stars. And he became inspector general of Frederick degrades, crush Rb. Which of course, he never was. And he became a principal aide to camp to Frederick the great for over decade, of course, which he never did. But this is the way that they figure they can get him into the states later on when it gets exposed will figure it out. But for now, let's get him over and sure enough he shows up within his first week at valley. Forge the enlisted men junior officers, and even the American generals who are very suspicious of foreigners. He's ingratiated himself to every one of them is first week. He's writing memos to Washington, you cannot have your latrines run willy nilly through the bread baking of territory, you gotta put him on the other side of the hell you let's grade the roads in front of the huts through two thousand hunts. They built a Valley Forge let's grade those roads and give them Reggie. Mental names to give the soldiers sense of professionalism within days Washington had told all his other officers. Do not train your men the training is gonna come from this Prussian Washington gave on stupid his personal guard fifty men chosen other fifty men from the states that were Representative alley Ford and said to student trainings one hundred men and then spread them out throughout the army as your sub traitors. So everyday von Steuben would take these one hundred men out on the debris onto the prayed ground valley. Forge and the other soldiers didn't have a lot to do. So there's thousands of lined up in a square and square watching stupid and action. And sure enough on Steuben would get down on his rather large gut in a muck in the mire teach them how to read to rain or pick up heat. He doffed his coat and throw away is riding crop pick up a musket CHOGM the proper way to put to put a bayonet in. Somebody's gut and then twisted the men took to this like never before. And this is the other one of the many reasons why I love on stupid. He was of prickly for detail use brushing expect and when someone made a mistake or did something wrong, or somehow incurred von Steuben Zeier as I said before he had no English French German will Washington had assigned Lafayette and Lawrence as his translators..
"von steuben" Discussed on The Next Picture Show
"Got great restaurants, and museums we have like Michigan Wrigley field. The Art Institute you can eat a deep dish pizza or a show. It's a glittering jewel of the midwest. And it's high time we get to cinematic Valentine's to our fair city. What's that some bad news for you in one of these films? They blow up the green. Do they at least go to Wrigley Sears tower the von Steuben day parade. That's all from fares. Fewer stay off what are movies then over the next two weeks? We're comparing and contrasting to heist movie set in Chicago in the new thriller. Widows director Steve mcqueen's long awaited follow up to twelve years. A slave. The city's notoriously dirty political system figures into a complicated heist in which the widows of some professional fees for five million dollars score set heavily on the south side, where the Tonio neighborhoods Hyde Park coexist, with some of the poorest communities in the city. What uses an alderman race to expose systemic racial and class divides, the Chicago away also plays a part in Michael Mann's, nineteen Eighty-one debut feature thief, which stars James Caan, a professional safecracker who can drill through locks more easily than he can through the city's entrenched gangsterism and corruption. Oh, well, I guess Chicago was going to live down to its reputation once again, still we've inspired great artists. Like, Michael men and Steve McQueen, which is given a boost to our local economy this week will look at man's thief. And all. All the distinct stylistic hallmarks that would find their way into Liederman works like heat in Miami. Vice the next week will bring in mcqueen's widows and its use of genre to make larger points about our social system. Now, it's all take a swig Amort and get down to it after the break. Three scores. You want to put down contract scores all over the country working directly from me. I am self-employed. Just dimed. Millionaire for months. A hundred and fifty plaques. Eight hundred dollars. Watch..
"von steuben" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The title of a citizen of america by fighting for the cause of your liberty and in seventeen eighty four von steuben got his wish as a thank you for his service as a reward for his sacrifices that he'd made to america the pennsylvania legislature passed a law that made him a us citizen friedrich von steuben lived out the rest of his days in the united states the immigrants soldier from prussia who created the professional american army died at home in new york as an american citizen ever since the revolutionary war immigrants in this country have represented a significant vital part of our armed forces they fought in every single war this country has ever engaged in it's been co defied in our history dating back to friedrich von steuben his blue book deciding to risk your life or country is a brave and incredible sacrifice but risking your life or someone else's country that's something else like other presidents before him george w bush recognized that incredible sacrifice in december two thousand eight at the very tail end of his presidency he started something called mafany and stands for military access military accessions vital to the national interest mafi it was a program that allowed immigrants living in the united states to get a fast track to citizenship if they joined the armed forces and attempt to recognize the extrordinary contribution and sacrifice they had made by enlisting when the program first launched it was built for a thousand people all right off the bat more than fourteen thousand immigrants living in this country called up army recruiters asking how they could be a part of the program asking how they could serve the country and become us citizens the immigrants who enlisted through the program scored significantly higher on their entrance exams on average they were more highly educated they filled serious deficits in the army doctors and dentists and speakers of languages in far flung corners of the world where american forces were operating during president obama's tenure the program recruited psychologists to help with the severe emotional distress experienced by soldiers in afghanistan iraq the policy really has been bipartisan in two thousand fourteen president obama expanded the program to allow doc recipients to participate one immigrant who volunteered to serve with a dentist from philadelphia named amun dillon he was born in india and moved to the united states in two thousand six he an ivy league graduate with a post doctoral degree in into dental specialties he told the new york times he wanted to join the us army because of the opportunity to treat a wide range of patients he said that he was not afraid of the risks of service quote this country does not differentiate between color or accent here if you are good people will put you to the front and that was the whole idea take these brave selfless immigrants who came to this country and enlisted in the army and reward their sacrifice with citizenship putting them to the front well last year the trump administration suspended the mafany program they stopped promising citizenship to immigrants who agree to risk their lives for this country and then late last night this was the headline at the associated press us army quietly discharging immigrant recruits quote some immigrant us army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship or being abruptly discharged associated press has learned now we do not know how many people enlisted through this program have been booted from the army but immigration attorneys say they know of more than forty who have been discharged and who status or who status has become questionable jeopardizing their futures one of those forty people is lucas calixto a brazilian immigra who filed a lawsuit against the army last week he says it was his dream to serve in the us army to give back to his adopted country a dream that had come true until they kicked him out so what does this mean and where does it go from here joining us now is margaret stock and alaska based immigration attorney and a retired us army reserve lieutenant colonel who helped create the immigrant recruitment program a colonel stock thank you for joining us thank you for inviting me to be on the show i'm really pleased to be here thank you and so do we know what what is being told to these recruits who joined under the mob me program and are now being essentially delisted well they're getting text messages emails phone calls and they're being told that somehow failed a.
"von steuben" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"The way matters show we at nine eastern on msnbc rachel has on more night off but she will be back on monday now it's been a big week in a very busy friday we have a lot to get to tonight including someone who will be here in student who i am super excited to talk to you probably saw her over the holiday taking when they go low we go hi literally patricia okuma scaled the statue of liberty on wednesday to protest the trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border and she will be live here in studio for her very first tv interview in just a few minutes you do not want to miss that we're also going to talk live with the lawyer who was arguing against this policy in court today call update us on whether the trump administration is complying with the judges timetable to put these families back together again but we start tonight with friedrich von steuben fruit von steuben was born in seventeen thirty in the kingdom of pressure and area that is now modern date germany at seventeen he joined the pressure army and fought in the seven years war at that time the prussian army was one of the most sophisticated and powerful armies in the world on stupid had a distinguished military career eventually becoming a top aide to frederick the great he's also believed to have been an openly gay man which is no small thing in the seventeen hundreds in prussia because back then being gay was actually a crime and seventeen sixty three friedrich von steuben was abruptly dismissed from the prussian army it was rumored at the time he was let go because he was gay and so with no job and nowhere to go free dick bunch steuben went to america he ride in the states in the throes of the revolutionary war in seventeen seventy seven the continental army was losing they had just suffered through a bitter winter at valley forge the troops were demoralized they were living in filth they were untrained george washington needed someone to whip his men into shape to teach them how to properly fight a war and it was right around that time that george washington met friedrich von steuben he was impressed with his military experience and with his strong personality and so watching hired on student on steuben was not given a military title he was not even an american but he took the job anyway to help secure the emerging new country's independence he trained washington's army at valley forge he taught them how tamara tau to stay in line how to reload their muskets he taught him how to pitch tents and build the trains and run kitchens and he did it all in broken english when the troops failed to follow orders he would curse at them in german and french one of the only english phrases he knew was squad halt but in less than two months this gay man from prussia turned a rag tag group of guys with guns into a professional army he helped create an identity and order a learned skill among this group of soldier trainees to teach them how to fight and win the war for free took von steuben served in the continental army until the end of the american revolutionary war he wrote a book to memorialize all the lessons that he taught the american troops they called it the blue book because all on steuben had to ride on was blue paper which has since faded a bit the army still uses portions of the blue book to teach new recruits to this very day free stoobant from prussia is credited with creating america's professional army which is now the most powerful fighting force in the world and again this little known hero of the american revolution who volunteered to help this country win its independence to help turn the tide of the war in america's favor was not actually american during the war he wrote this letter to george washington explaining why he volunteered to fight for country that was not his own he told the washington he told washington quote the object of my greatest ambition is to render your country all the services in my power and to deserve.
Democratic Party files suit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign conspired to disrupt the 2016 election
"Leaks the dnc alleges they conspired to interfere on the presidential election but npr's jessica taylor reports the suit faces obstacles in the lawsuit the dnc claims that quote the conspiracy constituted an actor previously unimaginable treachery the quote continues the campaign of the presidential nominee of a major party and league with a hostile foreign power to bolster its own chance to win the presidency and dnc chairman tom perez said that in seeking to influence the us elections russia found a quote willing and active partner in trump's campaign justice department special counsel robert muller's already investigating russian interference in possible collusion by the trump campaign plus it's very difficult to sue a foreign government trump's reelection campaign responded by calling the lawsuit sham and said that the dnc was desperate and filing it jessica taylor npr news washington tens of thousands of students across the country walked out of schools today to push for stronger gun control laws the rallies coincide with the anniversary of the shooting at columbine high school in colorado nineteen years ago today npr's david schaper reports from a walkout in chicago this small group of northside college prep students met up with about sixty others from nearby von steuben highschool ride trains together to the rally downtown this protest was much smaller than one last month in the wake of the parkland florida school shooting but stupid sophomore ethan gary says the teen still have an important message for elected officials just because we can't vote doesn't mean our voices don't matter because we're going to be the next generation to vote and we're gonna vote you guys out of office if you don't do anything about it a new pew research poll shows fifty seven percent of students nationwide worry a mass shooting could happen at their school but students at some chicago neighborhoods say they fear getting shot on the way to or from school even more david schaper npr news chicago hundreds of mourners filed through houston saint martin's episcopal church today to pay their respects and walk past the casket of former first lady barbara bush kitty guggenheim was there she says she admired the former first lady's dedication two family with everything that she accomplished in her life that was still the biggest thing for her so she never lost that down home family feel former president george h w bush sat at.
"von steuben" Discussed on NPR News Now
"This small group of northside college prep students met up with about sixty others from nearby von steuben highschool to ride trains together to the rally downtown this protest was much smaller than one last month in the wake of the parkland florida school shooting but then stupid sophomore ethan idea says the teen still have an important message for elected officials just because we can't vote doesn't mean our voices don't matter because we're going to be the next generation of vote and we're going to vote you guys out of office if you don't do anything about it a new pew research poll shows fifty seven percent of students nationwide worry a mass shooting could happen at their school but students at some chicago neighborhoods say they fear getting shot on the way to or from school even more david schaper npr news chicago hundreds of mourners filed through houston saint martin's episcopal church today to pay their respects and walk past the casket a former first lady barbara bush kitty guggenheim was there she says she admired the former first lady's dedication to family with everything that she accomplished in her life that was still the biggest thing for her so she never lost that day on home family feel former president george h w bush said at the front of the sanctuary greeting some of those who pass by wells fargo is agreeing to pay a one billion dollar fine to settle with federal regulators the officer of the comptroller of the currency and the consumer financial protection bureau accused the banking giant of abuses in its mortgage an auto loan businesses this is npr.