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"w kaufmann" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"Now after listening to annabel williams linda. has it. Inspired you to sorta vocal cords terrible singer. So i think any help. I can get another say that everyone can sing. I don't think that's true. Well thank you wouldn't as well you think that that's okay. You might be a double bass no no. I can't go very low. I got high singer but no no. No it's not very good doesn't sound very good. People roll their eyes anyway. It was really good. Wasn't there. I catch up with these. Yes absolutely and also of course. We had dr georgia coffman page. Y who we're talking about their take on attending cambridge university forty years apart and the differences coin astounding forty years. It sounds a longtime suppose when you see it but when you say it was one thousand nine hundred eighty. That's all that long ago from my point of view and yet their experiences completely different the way that things have changed. I had a feeling that. The georgia coffman quite happy to go to cambridge now. I think you're absolutely right. I think that aid would wanna go back to university in the eighties. Maybe he really surprised as well the way it was. Yeah well you can. Contact us via social media on twitter and facebook at women mw or on instagram at women making waves radio and you can also find us on cambridge one. Five dot co dot uk k. Or visit our website women making waves dot code or uk where you can hear all of our interviews and if you can think of a woman that we should be talking to. We'd be delighted to hear from you. See you next time..
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"Now after listening to annabel williams linda. has it. Inspired you to sorta vocal cords terrible singer. So i think any help. I can get another say that everyone can sing. I don't think that's true. Well thank you wouldn't is all well. You think that that's okay. You might be a double bass no no. I can't go very low. I got high singer but no no. No it's not very good doesn't sound very good. People roll their eyes anyway. It was really good. Wasn't there. I catch up with these. Yes absolutely and also of course. We had dr georgia coffman page. Y who we're talking about their take on attending cambridge university forty years apart and the differences coin astounding forty years. It sounds a longtime suppose when you see it but when you say it was one thousand nine hundred eighty. That's all that long ago from my point of view and yet their experiences completely different the way that things have changed. I had a feeling that. The georgia coffman quite happy to go to cambridge now. I think you're absolutely right. I think that aid would wanna go back to university in the eighties. Maybe he really surprised as well the way it was. Yeah well you can contact us. Via social media on twitter and facebook at women mw or on instagram at women making waves radio and you can also find us on cambridge one. Five dot co dot u. k. Or visit our website women making waves dot code or uk where you can hear all of our interviews and if you can think of a woman that we should be talking to. We'd be delighted to hear from you. See you next time..
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"I'm quite smooth. So i don't have the the strength to to heal the stamina. I did want to learn lightweight crews exist. That's true that's true. I think. I made excuses for myself because the school of excising very early in the morning with nas appealing. I didn't have to make up for it. But i loved rowing. It was one of the best things. I did while i was at cambridge. And i'm at seventy people in my college didn't was not real team. Spirit and the rowing races was so fond of show. You had pumps in has been going around for quite a few decades before us were you coaxing men's or women's rights so everything. I did everything. I moved between. The is yeah. Some variety think that's the beauty of being a coke. You can be in men's and women's crews will i the idea of a small female coaxing and shouting at eight great bruce and telling them what to do. I think it's just such testing image. You feel very proud. Who amazing when you when you say something and you're like oh gosh aid to these people are doing. Exactly what i say What position did you ro in alternated between six and five besides hippo on stroke side. I was in the engine room as as still quotas than i carried on for. Also it's though there was something apps magnificent about being able to throw it all the cab in morning. not quieted. I felt very very privileged being cambridge. Steph sedillo misset. Imagine being on the river now seem like today understood a floating through the meadows definitely. Someone without a doubt is the nicest time the out on the river in cambridge..
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"I'm quite smooth. So i don't have the the strength to to heal the stamina although i i did want to learn lightweight crews exist. That's true that's true. I think i made excuses for myself because the school of excising very early in the morning with nas appealing. I didn't have to make up for it. But i loved rowing. It was one of the best things. I did while i was at cambridge. And i'm at seventy people in my college didn't was not real team. Spirit and the rowing races was so fond of show. You had pumps and has been going around for quite a few decades before us were you coaxing men's or women's rights so everything. I did everything. I moved between. The is yeah some variety thing. That's the beauty of being a coke. You can be in men's and women's crews will i the idea of a small female coaxing and shouting at eight great bruce and telling them what to do. I think it's just such testing image. You feel very proud. Who amazing when you when you say something and you're like oh gosh aid to these people are doing. Exactly what i say What position did you ro in alternated between six and five besides hippo on stroke side. I was in the engine room as as to still quotas than i carried on for. Also it's though there was something apps magnificent about being able to throw it all the cab in morning. not quieted. I felt very very privileged being cambridge. Yes definitely sedillo misset. Kim mentioned being on the river now seem like today understood a floating through the meadows. Definitely someone without a doubt is the nicest time the out on the river in cambridge..
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"You're getting kind of game face. Ready as i call it and sometimes a bit of conceited tone down renison. The skin. a little bit of an eyebrow a bit of a bit of a lab and a bit of mus. Kara after the can feel pulled together a little bit like your uniform on and you're ready to go. Well what do you think. The most important item of makeup is author question. And i think whenever. I'm asked this i flip between a few but i do think for many. Many people of scar can work wonders for opening up. The is making the eyes. Look bigger making them look brighter and when when contemplating in real life i contact that make you feel good but maybe even the person who you're speaking ways they also recognized that you are game ready ready for that interaction so for most people. I would say miss kara a clay second if i may i always preached the power of blush because no matter what else. You're wearing a bit of color in the face. Just makes anyone look healthy. Gogo if you've just accessing if he's just been her walk a flat of color to the cheek and it really can be instrumental in helping people look the healthiest the tv. You've been during the tv series that you've been doing as well to do you ever suffer from nurse when you're doing makeup and in particular tv as well does that. Does you have to take out. I cannot make a mistake. I just with it. How do you cover up mistake. That's what i'd like to know the joys makeup his name as to what you do it can be removed. So i'm when when it comes to tv. Sometimes if i'm if i'm speaking through what i'm doing i can correct a mistake without even addressing it so whether it's a little blob of mascara i can. I can continue talking all the while a key. Typical cotton and liftoff that little smudge of miss kara base. Of course i get nervous. Yeah so big. Occasions for tb. I think tv more because People will look canal judge white. May i think every makeup artist wants people to enjoy that work and then of course you want your clients to be happy first and foremost say. There's there's usually a little bit of pressure involved with the job but to anyone who has had that accident with the winged lion when you've given to go and it's gotten too big or you worry that you're foundations the wrong color. The best advice i can ever gave. It is just don't panic you know. There's nothing that a cotton and a little bit of a makeup remover confidence when it comes to. I'm makeup and if you'll foundations gone a bit wrong with us too much. I take a little bit of moisturizer in between your fingertips amend just press that. I even scan and it will usually fix.
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"Such as helen. Mirren and nadia hussain was involved in the wedding makeup of the duchess of cambridge and princess. Eugenie and as the resident beauty expert on the tv makeover show ten years younger in ten days so who better to give advice on reinventing ourselves. Thank you so much for joining us on women making waves. Hannah keep for having me. Good morning you're very welcome. How for some of us. The facemask has been the best fashion accessory ever hardly worn any make up for the past year. It can't seem to come to grips with the fact that people can actually see me in zoom. Who will get back on track to help us out. It's definitely been a very different year. Eighteen months in beatty hasn't yet because to your point. Wait we're no longer going out and meeting people face to face although that starting to pick up again now So we have just gotten used to our reflection at home in our our lounge wear. Zoom seems to be a wonderful at gentle barrier. Doesn't it to a camera lens. Seems to be slightly forgiving. The wrong word because often it's not forgetting the lighting's brington it's not particularly flattering. But there's kind of understanding. Isn't there an unspoken understanding that rural home rule. Doing the best we can. And therefore you don't necessarily feel the same kind of pressure to be great d- and what's really interesting is. I've partnered with center and k. And they did this. Incredible piece of research in march of this year about perceived top trends haven decay four makeup. And they at the top thirty makeup triton's and i just think what brilliant kind of guide into potentially for women and men now who are coming out of lockdown and it's time to maybe start dusting off those makeup bags delving into products that we do have using opportunity to experiment ortega. Maybe it's time to refill your makeup. I start.
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"Such as helen. Mirren and nadia hussain involved in the wedding makeup of the duchess of cambridge and princess. Eugenie and as the resident beauty expert on the tv makeover show ten years younger in ten days. So who better to give advice on reinventing ourselves. Thank you so much for joining us on women making waves. Hannah having me good morning. You're very welcome. How for some of us. The facemask has been the best fashion accessory ever. I've hardly worn any make up for the past year. It can't seem to come to grips with the fact that people can actually see me zoom. Who will get back on track to help us out. It's definitely been a very different year. Eighteen months in beatty hasn't yet because to your point. Wait we're no longer going out and meeting people face to face although that starting to pick up again now So we have just gotten used to our reflection at home in our our lounge wear. Zoom seems to be a wonderful at gentle barrier. Doesn't it to a camera lens. Seems to be slightly forgiving. The wrong word because often it's not forgetting the lighting's brington it's not particularly flattering. But there's kind of understanding. Isn't there an unspoken understanding that rural home rule. Doing the best we can. And therefore you don't necessarily feel the same kind of pressure to be great named and what's really interesting is. I've partnered with center and k. And they did this. Incredible piece of research in march of this year about perceived top trends haven decay four makeup. And they at the top thirty makeup triton's and i just think what brilliant kind of guide to potentially for women and men now who are coming out of lockdown and it's time to maybe start dusting off those makeup bags delve into products that we do have using opportunity to experiment ortega. Maybe it's time to refill your makeup by and start fresh.
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"Every day i walked to work. I'd want to work on these lovely tree lined streets. They'll start this voice. Just talking to that taking dictation. So just write down. What she was saying in the kind of story started telling itself. And when i came back to england i want a year left at sussex and then i had to find another academic draw do something else and i'd flown over from the states to drop into the sea and haven't got it and the thing about being a specialism my hat which was a demographic anthropologist demographer. There weren't many jobs available towards the uk and being a brazilian assessment. That i was even worse placed..
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"First time ever went out at night was I was without start dating this guy and we went for a walk at night and we weren't quite long street hill and it was very dark and he suddenly pulled into an embrace. I could feel his heart puppeteer. The this is it a romance multiple and that he hits. He's hand class my head to his chest very very tightly he just don't move and so i just watched what was happening and what happened was the group of sort of probably drug traffickers. Again of young man came up and as they past us. I could see that one of them was swaying a gun round his finger as he walks and what hi window had tom was. He pulled me into an embrace because he didn't want them to see the. I was white and hateful tied to speak easy game because not only did i. Look what was. I why i also looked forward and for women to be in. The phila- was was really ready ought to extent on i. I made friends priest. Who could contestant name of tars and nine thousand and tells came to see me at one point because he wanted to visit the worst of it. He was dominican friar and when he arrived in the village. He had no idea where i lived. He just ask people if they knew the gringa to which they responded. Oh you mean the blonde dot brown hair but two then. I was so whites. I was blonde people. I didn't know. I was known phenomena but people directed him to my house. So you really were standing there and did you what you went forward the research that you were doing assuming that..
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"His family was my mother's sort of english family. And i decided a very early age. I was going to go to cambridge. But whereas what cambridge was. So i always love cambridge and i always wanted to go there and i was just incredibly lucky. I did get in. Cambridge is just want the most beautiful places in the uk. I used to sometimes be late for lectures. Because i just be walking. On king's the tree was a particular the particular leaves on it all night. And i just i would stop so i kind of cambridge respect and i wrote and i thought it was just that you did some ruin here in another that staying with me a long time i wrote. I still have the has stayed with me all the time. But i found what was really hard about being cambridge was just a single sex issue at queens but the other nurse i might sound like a typical north. London earned quite prospered in. My mother was italian australian. My father was an immigrant. Refugee and i didn't fit into proper english middle class life. I wasn't able to make the conversations that people make just i was. I was the other. And i think the undergraduate student body was very varying. They're still that time. And i say visual british and it's very very different now but i. I felt like a misfit. I think this otherness is quite an interesting area. Actually and i. When i was growing up. I felt now i went to a state school and then suddenly i was going out with. This boyfriend. do decided that he was as good as anything. And i ended up going having dinner with him and i was so nervous and so thinking i was the poster that i went downstairs to loot. I had to be sick. Because i was so nervous. So i know about this album. Is this otherness of now. Feeling as if you don't fit in but a natural fact that's probably what cambridge cambridge university we're looking for in. You are supposed in many ways. Georgia got the foggiest exempt system. I don't. I don't know i've no idea i did my phd oxford. And i was much happier. Because i was in college which was eight percent overseas and twenty percent british. My felt so much more at home. And i am british and i feed it by december of as english which is interesting. Yeah you seemed all set to go down the route of academia you did the masters llc and then you went to brussels for a couple of years where you searched. African demography. Was that an enjoyable time. I had a ball. I think living overseas is the best thing anyone can do. Because it just breaks you out of your kind of the limited onset of wherever you're in and to see our culture from from another from another culture have a similar and to be with people who also well versed in english. That can speak english fluently. But actually thank you. Very parochial is a reliable. And i was just with very very bright and capable people many of him still my friends who just showed me different way being thinking and it was a huge amount to follow nelson lifestyle so much better we work very very hard and then he added ten o'clock at night and one o'clock at night houston under bar. And you see these ministers estate two o'clock since totally different lifestyle but you then came back after that you came back to the to oxford yes. Hd yes because the british academic system has academic freedom it away. They don't look constant so in the u. k. You decide what you're interested in. What your subject of research is going to be might be different the sciences and the arts and social sciences whereas the content..
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Women Making Waves Podcast
"By susie thorp and linden s. This show is all about women doing extraordinary things. The twelfth of april was the go ahead the green light for anyone who wants to go away and you and i decided to it with that was we. Were going when we shot to my friends at though answer i think we actually had her expect already was over. We were just off weren't we. We were off a nice break to was it cardinal. Yeah come on that's right. You know that place. At the end of the of england somewhere in the west that long yen warm but the by the likes yes the one that yes where we where are you. Will you still bad but where people like as well. I'm still scotland. I'm i came up to where. I do live well kind of because obviously you know history. You can tell them exactly. Yes so i'm i'm here at the moment and the weather isn't as bad as predicted. The some has just come out. Wow this is scotland talking about as well. Yeah this is this is. This is quite crucial. Actually to me. I just before i left I washed all of my wardrobe every single item of my wardrobe. Before you go to scotland yet. I washed it ironed and hunger all backup just a fresh and everything up because i warned some of these clothes for and everything was the bieb. Must you know. We don't really have covered our wardrobe. We have it's just the way it's designed as open which i don't like anyway. It gets a little bit dusty so i cleaned everything jackets. Everything was cleaned and as all hung up and smelling very fresh. And i also clean..
Johnson & Johnson and other drug companies plan tax breaks to offset $26 billion opioid settlement
"Johnson and johnson has gotten a lot of praise for its single dose covid nineteen vaccine approved by the fda last weekend but as it works to end the pandemic. johnson and johnson is also among four of america's biggest healthcare companies that are negotiating a settlement for their role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis. Tens of billions of dollars are at stake but the companies are also planning to use corporate tax breaks including a new one created during the pandemic to offset those opioid payouts. Some members of congress are furious about this. Npr addiction correspondent. Brian man joins us now. Brian So we mentioned johnson and johnson but there are other companies in this situation rate. Rachel johnson and johnson's obviously the name brand company here. These other three cardinal health amirah source baragan and mckesson work more behind the scenes or these really big corporations that earned huge profits distributing highly addictive opioid medications and now they face this wave of lawsuits tied to that business we know from financial filings at the companies are close to a settlement. That would resolve all that. Here's a cardinal health. Ceo michael kaufmann speaking to investors last month of cover the opioid quickly. You know as i've said in the path that continues to be as you know complex the go a lot of moving parts but were continuing to make progress there under the tentative terms of this deal. Cardinal health and these other companies aren't expected to admit any wrongdoing but as much as twenty six billion dollars would be paid out to help communities slammed by the opioid crisis but now these companies have revealed plans to write off a portion of those opioid payments on their taxes. House that's is that supposed to work. Yeah this is really controversial. In financial filings. The firm say they plan to declare these opioid payments as losses which is a deduction right. It's similar to one. Anybody might use to pay less than federal taxes. So if they pay twenty six billion dollars in opioid settlements they could recoup as much as four billion in tax benefits and that really anger some lawmakers including congressman jimmy gomez. He's a democrat from california. He says these communities need that money they get away with it detonates. Less money going into into the treasury that means less money for programs that will help get with the fallout of the crystals the companies. Meanwhile say they're just following federal tax law and that appears to be the case. One of the companies cardinal health says it plans to use a new tax break created last year under the cares act. This was a law. Signed by former president trump meant to help companies that were struggling because of the pandemic is cardinal health. A struggling company. No and this again is why this is so controversial. These health care and drug companies have done really well financially over the last year but cardinal health has confirmed it still plans to use that pandemic tax benefit to recoup as much as four hundred and twenty million dollars in taxes. Already paid out. The company sent a statement. Npr saying their tax plan is quote permissible under federal law but congressman gomez described. This use of the cares act is outrageous and wrong. His committee the house oversight and reform committee sent letters to all of these companies asking for more information about their tax strategies. We expect to hear some answers to those questions by next
Early signing day: Latest on the nation's top 25 college football recruits
"It's signing day part one in college football with the early signing period. now which. I'm sure coaches love because they championship games and bowl games. All that other stuff. It is obviously been a very busy time for the uc coaching staff. And a big reason why is putting together a twenty three players signing class or recruiting class. I should say for the the class of two thousand and twenty one during the early signing period we are obviously huge fans of bear journal. Dot com chad. Brendel comes on this show all the time. He'll be with us tomorrow at three forty five but because it is sunday i wanted to bring in brent young who also covers. Uc's sports and pretty heavy recruiting emphasis for bearcat journal dot com. He is on twitter at. Excuse me at be young sports and He's with us this afternoon. I appreciate the time. What should i what what stands out most about this. This particular group of players the bearcats have inked You know what really stands out to me. The most i often travel on. It's just kind of the debt that that numerous positions the the high level of talent. It might not have the the top players like you know. You have last year with with prater and jean thomas and jane thompson. The four stars really really kind of flooding the top of the list. But what was really shown and this one is just the death and the amount of talent that they're able to bring in not really clear that you would expect kind of just be headliners for each class but just the amount of players that are highly rated at each physician. You're going to have numerous players. They're going to have big impact next year special teams but more further down the line right. Give me one or two players. That if i look at this bunch and i'm trying to find a kid who's gonna make an immediate impact year one or two stands out. You don't have to go with i. Brian threats i think first off. He's one of the seven early enroll. East coming in is going to be a player out of you. Know w kaufmann there and the clubs. They're gonna come in and be a player that wants to get on the field no matter what so. You're going to see him on special teams quite a lot. You're going to see him trying really find his role on the defensive side. You know obviously defense is going to have a humorous players that are going to have to be funneled out and figured out who's going to be replacing all the seniors that are currently on the roster. So yeah i think threats comes in. He has a knack for the ball defensively. He has the ability to make big plays. You know you play offense as well as the high school level but really defensively special teams where. I'm expecting him to kind of have almost an immediate impact and then outside of that You know give me. Give me an office alive because it seems. Recently we have causes there possibly had numerous true freshman. Kind break that that that you know. Talk to on the depth chart. And i think that you look at a player like luke collins where who could step in at the tackle position is one of the better fruits that program history for the bearcats. And i think he's gonna have a chance to really kinda shy know now. Land is gonna have a chance to really shine but and then of course you look at the depth as i've constantly mentioned it's going to be hard for some of these players really crack the rotation because now you see we've been able to turn you know one as one bs and constant we have players available at each position. So really specialties. Would be the place to watch out for. Maybe i'd a toxic to watch out for who could have an impact on kickoff teams kickoff return team things of that sort. There are seven kids from the greater cincinnati area around up the kids from from From from from this class from the greater cincinnati area. yeah. I talked about Gmc defensive player of the year. It of seems like that's been that the bearcats have been able to do is bring in big time defensive players from the great cincinnati area and that first off. He has a fantastic a phenomenal nickname. And it's the godfather dante. I mean better. Carry that with him and he'd better have it all the way throughout his playing career. Whether it is in the nfl anywhere he goes. Dante corleones the godfather of course from rain high school. He's going to be a cog in the middle. You shake his hand and he just completely engulfs your hand. It makes you feel small just a bowling ball of a player. And he kinda of exact situation as i say of the death i mean. He's he's the second lowest rated player in this entire recruiting class. But you've accused. Gmc defensive player of the year. you get sacks. he's going to be a big shopper. Upfront i mean forced. You gotta mentioned the land fickle. That really great story about him is is of course he. He sat down at the dinner table with his father. And he said you know data. I think i'm gonna be a bearcat and and we've said no. I don't accept that i need a little bit more. You know force behind that. And that's you know he said okay came back days later and i'm sure he fought as much force as possible and You know land is going to be a player. That i think is surprised. Because he's got the talent that his dad has of leeward hours another great flare out of princeton. I mean you just keep on going up and down the list and then of course you know you got ice. Jarman is a good outside player. And i already talked about mouth glenn. This is just going to be another one of those. The state of cincinnati is what they call it and and keeping hometown heroes around the greater cincinnati area. They're all gonna big impact on the team. All right look. I'm not gonna ask you to be an expert on every recruiting class in the country but there are folks at twenty. Four seven are relentless. Put this class up against other competitors in the put this class up against their competitors among a group of five schools. And then tell me where would stack up or how would stack up to even some of the schools that we frequently talk about them. Trying to recruit among power five schools. Right you know first off forty second in the country. You might know that at that and think okay. That seems like a high number but you break it down. This is pop. G five recruiting class top class in the afc. You know an average of eighty five point one that is second behind what last year. The eighty five point three Just just the amount of average ratings throughout the entire class you know the groups that break higher than what auburn has brought in this year. What virginia tech has brought in what you know an iowa state who is magically better than the bearcats in the college football playoff hole which. I'm sure you've completely broke down but higher than in iowa state hires than a ucla arizona state tcu. So you know there was about twenty power five twenty to twenty five power. Five software says up bearcats actually had a higher national rank. Nance so you're looking at you. Know one of the best britain the best group of five but one of the better entire classes and the and the nation he look at next year. Obviously a really early start but this is a fantastic roof. And they're going to be you know like i said it's going to be a couple years down the line. You're gonna start calling out these players by name and say wow. This is a big time player from that twenty. Twenty one
Las Vegas shooting victims closer to getting $800M payout
"4400 relatives and victims of the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history could receive a total of $800 million in payouts from MGM Resorts International and its insurers. And they could get it by January. That's according to Attorney Robert Egg lit. He asked Nevada judge today to sign off on the agreement He spent a year in arranging the settlement. It's connected to the 2017 mass shooting that killed 58 people in Las Vegas. MGM resorts owns the hotel where a gunman fired into a concert crowd.
Director Alex Hammer on Expecting Amy
"This weekend showcase with an interview with Alex Hamer. He directed and edited, expecting Amy the new, many docuseries comedian Amy Schumer, who went on tour after learning that she was pregnant. You join Amy and her husband, chef Chris Fischer. From the beginning of her rocky pregnancy to the birth, all as she travels across the country, making others laugh. She's very funny, but what I thought we were going to see was, you know Comedy on stage. It would be like a Chris Rock special or Dave Sopel special, but it's not so much being funny on stage. Is it her being a person who's funny on and offstage but you're mostly looking at her backstage and in her personal life, right? Yeah, I mean, it starts with her creating are developing a special that you want to film them along the way she finds out that she's pregnant while she's on a 40 city tour, So it's always a curveball and like trying to develop her stand up special when she's working on on the road. And and increasingly becoming more and more pregnant, becoming sick because of that, because, uh, lucky symptoms coming from that she goes through a very difficult pregnancy. She cannot keep food down. And sometimes in the toilet minutes before she goes on to stage and Can you and seems to kill on stage, right? I mean, you were there was her comedy Good every night. Yeah, I think later on in the theories talked about like she can always perform regardless of how she feels, because it's something that you kind of drop into. And it all looks like spend. Ah, how you're feeling because you're in a different zone and become very clear with a lot of performers I think go to got to. Yeah, I turned it on. You know, I thought that was one of the more interesting observations about it, she said. You sometimes forget What you're doing is making people happy. What you do is we could hear them laughing. You go. Okay, that's working. Or maybe that's not working. And then you refine your your act as you work your way through, Say, a tour. But it's not like you're going up there. Philanthropic Lee trying to make people happy, It's a job you're doing. You're doing it as well as you can. Oh, and by the way people laugh when you do your job. Well, that's part of my citizens. Isn't that fascinating? Yeah, I think that a lot of people who you know is it is work. Any kind of entertainment is a lot of work to really home here on your craft and instruments. Forget like what you're bringing to an autumn because you're so focused on making something perfect. Not to name drop because I can't but only recently talked to Barry Manilow. Barry Manilow had a new album coming out this year, and he and the New York Times he and I talked about this, he said. I don't have fun. When I'm up there. I'm trying to deliver something. And I'm always cognizant of how I'm doing. And when I'm done if you enjoyed it, I'm happy about that. But, um I enjoying the music up there the way you are. No, I'm working on my job. Yeah, work. Really? And this was shot with a smartphone or smartphones. Is that right? On. It was a combination of like, basically whatever they could get their hands on a lot of really personal footage from her husband, Chris, and then they brought on somebody that he's been working with on tour forever. Market special price You shot a large portion of it as well. Interviews backstage and in their home, So the Knicks of all types of Snap and grab type stuff. And it kind of worked for
Trump says COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by October
"Speaking at the White House today, President Trump says a covert 19 vaccine could be ready as soon as October in speed, like nobody's ever seen before, this could have taken two or three years. And instead it's going to be Gotta be done in a very short period of time could even have it during the month of October. Several potential vaccines are currently under trial study. But the doctors and scientists conducting those studies say they won't let politics decide when any vaccine will be ready.
8-year-old killed, 2 adults wounded in Chicago shooting
"Year old girl was killed and three people left in critical condition tonight after a shooting in Chicago's Canary Ville neighborhood. Officials say the shooting happened about 5:55 P.m. in the 4700 block of South Union. Chicago. Police say the four people were parked in a vehicle north on union when another vehicle came from behind them and opened fire. The initial vehicle continued on union until they hit a tree. Officials say the offender's car made a U turn driving at a high speed south bound Three were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, too, with gunshot wounds. One hurt from the crash, The child was taken to chill to comer Children's Children's Hospital Hospital and and pronounced pronounced dead. dead. Police Police are are encouraging encouraging anyone anyone with with information information to to visit visit CPD CPD tip tip dot dot com com
Police: 8-Year-Old Girl Dead, 2 Adults Injured In Canaryville Shooting, Chicago
"And eight year old girl was killed and three people left in critical condition tonight after a shooting in Chicago's Canary Ville neighborhood. Officials say the shooting happened about 5:55 P.m. in the 4700 block of South Union. Chicago. Police say the four people were parked in a vehicle north on union when another vehicle came from behind them and opened fire. The initial vehicle continued on union until they hit a tree. Officials say the offender's car made a U turn driving at a high speed south bound Three were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, too, with gunshot wounds. One hurt from the crash, The child was taken to chill to comer Children's Hospital and pronounced dead. Police are encouraging anyone with information to visit CPD tip dot com
Sailor eyed in possible arson on Navy ship that burned for days
"About what may have led the last month's fire aboard a Navy amphibious assault ship that was docked in San Diego, California ABC is Alex Stone reports the U. S S. Bonham Rashard, burned for days a huge plume of smoke pouring out of it. Dozens of sailors and firefighters had mainly minor injuries. Now a defense official telling ABC News that a sailor is being questioned about possible arson onboard. NCS has been investigating the case. It's unclear if the bottom Rashard will ever sail again.
Police in Wisconsin shoot Black man in back multiple times, sparking protests
"The Kenosha Police Department has placed two of its officers on administrative leave in connection with the shooting of Jacob Blake on unarmed black man. It haven't late Sunday near 40th and 28th Avenue. WG ends. My CLO has the story. The shooting of Jacob Blake inflamed Kenosha and set off a night of unrest at the scene of the shooting. Activists staged a news conference to denounce police brutality asking for the arrest and prosecution of the two officers shot on our man. With two Children in a cop. We, as in black people are tired of the police always attacking us. Before Jacob was gunned down. He was breaking up an education. In other cases that he had nothing to do with a small group, then marched toward the Kenosha County courthouse, where they held a demonstration. The Wisconsin Department of Justice will investigate whether the use of force was justified. After the shooting. The Wisconsin governor issued a statement in which he said he stood against the excessive use of force and immediate escalation when engaging with black Wisconsinites. About. The Kenosha Police Union responded with a written statement of their own saying, quote Until that investigation is completed. We ask that you withhold prejudgment about the incident and please let the process take place. Governor ever statement on the incident was wholly irresponsible and not reflective of the hardworking members of the law enforcement
Philadelphia - US Postal Service Warns Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballots May Not Be Delivered By Deadline
"And the ballot over mail in ballots now battle rather over mail in ballots now has a warning from the Postal Service. It may not be able to get ballots to voters more from ABC is Rachel Scott U. S Postal Service, warning at least 23 states that mail in ballots might not be delivered on time and risk not getting counted, calling deadline's in battleground states like Pennsylvania and Michigan, incongruous and incompatible with their delivery
COVID-19 in Cancer Patients: What Do We Know?
"Patients who are undergoing chemotherapy cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy. Whatever the treatments are, are they at higher risk for bad outcomes is covered 19. That seems like an obvious question. But is there science? Really the early studies. Um, that came from Europe. We felt that patients were quite high risk, particularly those patients with one cancer had a high mortality. It's fake Cove. It Now we're seeing, I think, uh, different severity. We are seeing some patients who have covet and need to get back to cancer treatment. Um, I would say, but it is a it's a wide spectrum. I think conversations that happened all the time. Mark. If you have cove, it is your treatment allayed. Are there drugs that you are on that could heighten serve your immune response that we talked about him enough therapies. Those might make covert infection even more difficult. If you're having side effects from the, um you know, therapies, and so I think the jury is out because patients get so many different treatments for their cancer, everything from stem cell transplants to oral drugs. But that we think that that your risk is certainly heightened. And it's definitely heightened. If you're on drugs that diminish your immune
British tabloid leaks bodycam videos from George Floyd's death
"The Minnesota Court is investigating how a British newspaper obtained police body cam footage showing the arrest and death of George Floyd. The Daily Mail today published parts of the video from to Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd's arrest back on May 25th Hennepin County judge last month Allowed journalists and members of the local public to view the footage by appointment only, but has not yet ruled on a motion by a coalition of news organizations seeking public access to the
Chicago - Second man charged with first-degree murder of 7-year-old Natalie Wallace
"In custody in the Southside Fourth of July murder of seven year old Natalie Wallace. A judge denied bail this afternoon for 22 year old Davy on Mitchell. He's accused of firing firing shots shots at at Wallace's Wallace's group group of of family family and and friends. friends. She She died died of of a a gunshot gunshot wound wound to to the the head head while while playing playing with with her her siblings siblings and and cousins. cousins. Prosecutorsarguments Prosecutorsarguments video video evidence evidence puts puts Mitchell at the scene shooting after stepping out of a getaway car. Alleged getaway driver was charged last week. City and state health
Bed Bath & Beyond to close 200 stores
"I love bed, Bath and beyond. I don't know how you feel about it, but it is a I know people have their favorite stories. They like to go to some people. It's Costco some people's target. And they can go in and they could just spend hours inside of the store. But for me, it's bed bath and beyond. I don't know what it is. I just go in there, and it feels like kind of one of those big box warehouse stores like a Costco or Sam's Club. But It's a little bit more manageable. I mean, they're still our shelves that go all the way to the ceiling. And there's plenty of things that confined. You know, if you need, you know, to buy new pillowcases, it's there. If you need a new something for your kitchen, it's there. I love it. I'm always going to buy hangers. I don't know what happens to all of the hangers in my closet. But I need more hangers, and that's my goal. And I'm bringing this up because I'm so upset. There's so many of the clothes. They're closing a lot of the stores. Oh, I have something to confess What I have not been to bed bath and beyond since college. Really? Yeah. I mean, I went there. Obviously, you know when you need stuff for your dorm or your your apartment and things like that, it's a big, you know, That's where parents go right. Let's go when they're taking the you know. The kids the loved ones off to school. I remember going there in college to get the bed risers because you had to put your bed on the risers yet, buddy, where they're going to be closing two under stores. I know they're not the only ones. There's lots of them. I saw that. You know, there's so many stores that are declaring bankruptcy. Brooks Brothers did. Um, J crew did Wait. Dunkin Donuts is also closing a lot of source. I saw that too worried for our local Dunkin Donuts, Jasmine that we have that I haven't seen them and so long because everything has been so closed. But, you know, I bet Beth and beyond always gets me because they have that 20% off coupon and I fall for it every time. And I love that they could They take it even if it's not expired, And so for me. Anyway. Um, I always loved going there because even if they've jacked the prices up by 20% on everything in the store, I still feel like I'm getting a good deal because at least I have a 20% off
Chicago man charged with first-degree murder in beating death of toddler
"Prosecutors have filed first degree murder charges against a man from Chicago in the beating death of a toddler as his first court appearance in the morning. W. G M's Kim Gordon police say 23 year old Michael Robinson punched 23 month old Antoine Gayden multiple times in the face. On Tuesday, The toddler was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. It happened in Bronzeville in the 4200 block of South Calumet Avenue. Robinson is related to the Tatler. He'll be in Bond court
Sen. Tammy Duckworth responds after Tucker Carlson suggests she hates America
"After the Trump campaign in Fox News host trust, Tucker Carlson slammed Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth's asserting that she hates America presumptive. Democratic candidate for President Joe Biden defended her during a virtual event honoring Asian Pacific Islanders. Biden said quote I can't tell you how I feel. Today when I heard the president of the United States Donald Trump questioning your patriotism. I found it virtually disgusting. Sickening. I know you can handle yourself. I said, I'm glad I wasn't standing next to him. You said you could handle yourself. You're already have you've done that. But I just think it's a reflection of the depravity of what's going on in the White House right now. And quote now Duck Worth defended herself in a tweet directed at Carlson earlier today, saying quote is Tucker Carlson Want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America and
Chicago toddler beaten to death, man in custody, police say
"Month old boy was beaten beaten to to death death in in the the Bronzeville Bronzeville neighborhood neighborhood today. today. WG WG ends ends Patrick Patrick Elwood Elwood reports. reports. Police Police at at 12:11 12:11 p.m. p.m. In In the the 4200 4200 block block of of Cal, Cal, you you met met a a 23 month old male toddler. Get multiple times in the facial area with a closed fist by an adult male. The top there was rushed to the University of Chicago Calmer Children's Hospital. Where he was pronounced dead. The offender again, police say in custody but has a history of mental illness in neighbour we spoke to is predictably, understandably. Horrified is bad. You know, it's bad enough. He is getting shot. And now we've got keys. Get B. You know, I don't know what's going on. Police continue to work this case forensic team. Officers was on the scene when we were out there a little bit earlier, obviously gathering evidence again. That's Patrick Ellwood with them. Report. Police say the suspect has a history of mental illness.
Another Former eBay Worker Is Accused of Cyberstalking
"Former employees of eBay has been charged in the cyber stalking campaign that targeted a Massachusetts couple who published a newsletter company executives deemed critical of eBay. ABC is Aaron Carter Ski has more. Philip Cook of San Jose's. A former police captain and Eve, a security supervisor and federal prosecutors in Boston, said he was part of a campaign of terror against the Massachusetts couple that published an online newsletter about e commerce that was occasionally critical of eBay. The way cook was charged indicates he intends to plead guilty. He and six others allegedly ordered what prosecutors called anonymous and disturbing deliveries to the couple's home, including a preserve fetal pig. The alleged harassment also included threatening Twitter messages and surveillance of the couple in their home and community. Aaron Carter Ski ABC News, New York
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"You know where the conditions you know over the traffic is terrible, or there's pollution I don't WanNa, live in those kinds of places so so I think southern, France I like. France I studied there for three years i. like France and you mentioned your wife and going with there. What is her? Take on your language, and or is she also someone who's interested in this like we'll? She also learned some languages alongside you. Okay, so my wife, her father was Chinese and her mother Costa Rican. Okay that's that's that's an interesting mix. And so when I met her, but he went to English language school in Hong Kong, which is where I met her, and her English was so good, we always spoke English when I was studying Mandarin and the mandarin teachers sometimes would have You know our lunches or dinners or events right and so she just picked it up. She picked up Mandarin. Which is, you may not realize it is quite different than Cantonese, and she just very good, but she's not. She's not. She doesn't go around with earphones with air pods inner ear. so we had customers from France that would visit and like we turned around British Columbia and I was sitting in front with the president of the company, and she was sitting in the backseat with his wife who didn't speak. She didn't speak English Day One. They didn't say anything by day three or four, she was speaking French. She probably didn't and she admits she didn't really understand what the lady was saying, but they had caught the lively conversation, so she has a whole different approach. She don't have daughters dance. She just says something, and it's less miles and chuckles and. It all works. She's not going to study. No, she studies. She gets on Youtube and downloads, music videos, and how to make sour dough brand and and. All this other stuff you know yoga videos that we do together, but she's not gonNA. Work on the language is like I do sounds like a fastening travel companion. With you absolutely nothing fazes her like except we were in Buenos Ayres staying in an AIRBNB. And she woke up at three in the morning, and there was a cockroach in her head in her hair, and then she said Steve You're staying up to fend off the cockroaches. Some sitting there with my bad. There's another cockroach crawling up my arm like five dead gone coaches on the floor by the morning. She wasn't happy of that place. Yeah, but. You probably got some good language learning in right. There's you're dead. Tired Right, grab your IPAD start learning. So you've done a ton of travel in your life, you have a story or memory that sticks out his one of your biggest travel mishaps. You know the mishaps really roll round two things. One is travel like you know at the airport all day long to try to get out of the airport, which happened twice to us in south, America. Or eating something that was bad for the stomach, which happened to be in Mexico and in and in Tokyo, and in France and in India off of course of course time. yeah, I did nothing the I remember once. We went skiing when we were living in Japan. We went skiing, Okaido. And we were in this barrier old place like this snow banks like ten feet high you know, and so we have to take a bus out of there to the train station. And then the train was gonNA take us to Sapporo where we get on a plane fly to fly back to Tokyo. And the bus was late. There's so much snow and get as the train is getting ready to leave, and so I was with this other family, so they had three kids. We had two kids little guys. You know five years old whatever so I had my big Duffel bag in those days I just through the duffle bags on the train tracks. So that everyone can get on the train. The drink couldn't move. The Daphne's shouting at me and Blah Blah, and then I when everyone was aboard, I grabbed my duffle bags. Throw them on. The train apologized profusely, an awfully went. That's great. It's like holding the elevator opening. Stopping the train with your Duffel Bag that's awesome, and and of course in Japan you know having lived there and you've spent a ton of time there, too. You know everyone was upset, but. Let's get away with it. Otherwise, you miss her plane. Yeah, what do you have coming up in the pipeline? Then whether it be like, let people in a little secret of what maybe is the next language you're going to go after or Something with link I personally professionally travel wise. What's coming up for you? Okay? Secret that my son Mark who is the CEO of nate probably doesn't want me. Let out, but we're working on a major improvement to make it easier to find contact a content to make more similar to to Netflix's in a way the way you browse through trying to find stuff of interest and whether dea, in fact, the net Netflix's series or some other content. So I'm very excited about that. And also the the the whole lesson page there's a major sort of rewrite taking place, and of course know you can set a deadline and the. So I, don't WanNa say when that's going to be because it always ends up being more complex than you think sure I'm pretty excited about that because yeah, that's one thing I'm unlike Virgil Lion Wise you know I. Don't know any languages of India so maybe, but you. This Arabic and Persian and Turkish is GonNa keep me busy for quite a while, Carlisle, so you have to be realistic. You know we're talking a couple of years there. Yeah, and and what's cool about that is. Is Open up another large swath of the world like I'm just in my head, trying to picture your map of like languages that you speak and I mean you know you've got a large portion of it covered at this point. Vic's absolute pretty impressive so That's awesome Steve. Thanks so much for joining me today. George. I enjoyed it. Thank you. Yeah, it's just cool shining a light on what can be for a lot of people. Myself included a daunting task right of as an. Idea of like am I going to do it? And just you know you keep bringing this point of just. It should be.
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"You decide what languages you want to learn? And is there like in your head like a hit list? Are you saying Argh once I? Hit this. I'm going to the next one, or is it a bit more fluid? Yeah fluid! You know I have a lumber business. We by wooden. Romania which we expect the East Coast, actually? At the remaining visits a mental, so I spent a couple of months learning Romanian with my wife. We decided to visit the island of Crete and Greece I learn group. I've always been interested in the Molise on all those languages, so that I'll learn Persian and Arabic You know Korean because I. Speak Chinese and Japanese so I figured, Korean would be low hanging fruit. You know, and so there is that, too. You know you gotTa understand with twenty languages if Russia and Ukrainian Polish Czech. You know those are available to you. If you know Spanish, then you can go to a talion Portuguese, and French so and those then become quite a bit easier because there's so much common vocabulary, common, grammatical structure, and so forth. Have you found certain languages to be more fun to learn for you? Not really no, because they're all different than it said sense of discovering different world like right now aerobic and Persian I mean that's quite exotic. Really and all of a sudden. Those people come alive and. I've got a tutor online. This Iranian Gal who travels all over. India very interesting and it's they're all interesting. They're all interesting. Some are more difficult. Obviously, the more similar Langley is to a language. You already know the easier is going to be obviously for sure. Have there been any languages that you've started to learn? And said I WANNA get to a certain level like let's say conversation level, and then decided, either because just decided. You didn't want to kind of gave up on Yeah I. Mean I would say that once I get past the first twelve like Korean I'm not really happy with my level in Korean, but also I got in Russian, so I just dropped the Korean similarly. Similarly Miami Romanian Greek. Haven't gotten very far either. So yeah, I mean I can afford to be a dilatot right I do and I want. If I get more motivated to learn some other language than I dropped out and they often, it's a matter of how much good accessible content three is now for my slamming languages that are just an abundance of I always want audio with text. Because then I can import the text into link, and so they were audio books, there was political stuff with transcripts, so that was tremendous now for my Persian Arabic I'm having to pay for people to transcribe, and then we try to get permission from the podcasters to put their stuff up in link. Because at least if I'm paying for shared with other members that most people never answer, you know. You ask them for permission Duke. I said I'll send you the transcript. You might help. Generate traffic your website. No answer so then that's the. It's a bit of a conundrum. Can I share this in the library now? even though I don't have permission from the PODCAST. Anything that's like the US government has propaganda channels like You Know Radio for Europe there. They're just put it up because that's propaganda right so they shouldn't be concerned about me. Using their material for anger. Starting in Persian that was available is available and Ukrainian Russian. So at any private independent podcast, or you kind of have to ask them for permission before you can I can use it for my own purposes on link I can import it from us, but I can't share it in the library without permission and Gotcha I. Hope you answer those emails. Hey, hey I. will from now on I'll make sure that everyone on our team knows. If we get something about putting, it will answer. Quest question for you about learning multiple languages at the same time said you're learning Arabic and Farsi. Do you typically try to learn one language at a time and reach a level and then move on, and if so? Is there reasoning behind that. Have you tried to do multiple ones and had it been you know? I think it's better to focus on one. But so I actually had a third one going which was Turkish. And so then I go three months on Arabic three months on Persian three months on Turkish, by the time I came back to Arabic I had forgotten so much so I, said well I'll try to do the three of them. At the same time then I decided to skip the Turkish. He was just too much, and even now like I would in a way I'd rather just stay with the one, but I don't WanNa fall too far behind, so I'm doing it. It's not ideal. The only possible said of benefit. Is that you know? There is a Tennessee you can be studying something, and and the brain likes novelty. The brain likes repetition, but the brain likes novelty so by being a day or two on Arabic and a day on. Dare to on Persian I'm. Stuff for the brain, so it doesn't get bogged down. You know you feel like you're not getting anywhere and it's always the same stuff and which is important point like it is important when you study, languages vary the kind of content and the kind of activity your if he tried to just nail down this one thing like the Clinton tables, conjugation tables, the brain is is going to start saying no like it's not going to go in. You have to keep. You have to maintain variety, so does that mean? Having two languages might introduce more variety, but I think I lose in terms of a lack of focus and I'm spending time I got X. amount of time to spend I. got an hour a day. I'm spending half of it on language and half of it on the other right, so you would definitely recommend especially for for less developed. I, start with wine. Get to a level. You're comfortable with, and then if you want to move on, get motivated, get motivated and you. You're the better you do, the more you learn, the more motivated you become. Yeah, so allow yourself to get sucked into that language. Spanish whatever it might be. Yeah, would you then you know talk about learning multiple languages for you? Is it difficult to then go back like? Are there certain languages? You said you might have your top eleven that that you could turn on. Like, do you have to go back and continually reappear? Spanish, or is that good enough? No I. Don't touch that, but there's some languages you might have to go back to. Her is kind of once. You have found..
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"I'm not basis I think three months gets you a breakthrough. A sense of achievement and one year gets you to where you're speaking with mistakes, but you're basically in the conversation. Yeah, okay, which I think is yeah, and and you know what then it doesn't seem so overwhelming, right? You know. I could sit there and be like, can you? Can I imagine by? In six months that I could actually be able to converse with someone in a language, and you mentioned this at the very top. Some I didn't want gloss over. When you learn, and anyway I've talked to has done this when you learn another language. I. There's something to be proud about that. You whether it be one or whether it be twenty because you have now opened up a part of your brain and challenge yourself in a way that you that you didn't have before. You know and it's kind of one of it's in my one of the bigger challenges. We can accept this as human right, and I'm saying is that thirty seven year old is speaks language, but knowing that right? In our it's a tremendous feeling. It's a feeling of of look at me. I'm flying I. Mean Look at me. Look because you start out and you don't understand. Yeah, yeah, maybe understand the artwork and three months later while. That was all nice to me and now I understand exactly what they're saying I understand. But, then then it is a long road from that point on because the thing about language learning is. It's a bit like golf. You're never quite as good as you'd like to be. saw. There's always mistakes. There's always stuff that you don't understand. There's always words you. Could you know that way, but you couldn't remember it. So that's always going to be there, but. The more you involve yourself with language speaking listening reading. Your always getting better, you're not getting worse. You're always getting better, which is not something I can say for golf by the way. His not a direct function of our argue work at it, but with languages it is the more time you put in like person I once was that language conference and there was a lady their who ran the language program at the University of San. Diego or something, and she said there's only three things in language starting the count only three things, the attitude learner, the time spent with the language, not listening to some teacher, explaining in English but time with the language and your ability to notice, so you start to develop this ability to notice things, and this comes naturally you don't. Don't have to. You have to want to notice. You have to not resist, but you start to get better at noticing. What's happening in the language and that's all matters. That's all a matter, so you got to put in the time. Have a positive attitude, and you'll just gradually gradually get better and continue to get better. Yeah, what is your? What are your thoughts on immersion? My guess is that if you can immerse yourself, yes, certainly, it's going to help them be better, but is it something that you would urge people to do if they if they could or is it like? Or Nice to have it, but not certainly not necessary. Okay, so there's different situations in Canada during the states there are immigrants who have lived in an English speaking environment for thirty years and can't speak English short. I lived in Japan for two years and can't speak JAP I mean. Could I speak some Japanese? Then? Yes, could I speak some now last than then, but yeah same thing, so there's no guarantees. That's why you have to want to. And you have to put in the time I lived in Japan, and from day one I was listening and reading to Japanese like I I it's not just I'm surrounded by Japanese. Go to the store and I managed to buy something in Japanese irs deliberately ingesting consuming Japanese so you have to make that ever. If you happen to be in the country where the language is spoken. That's an advantage you can turn on the TV. You can meet people whatever. But, if you're deliberately going to travel somewhere with the goal of improving in that language, my suggestion is prepare yourself in other words. Work on it before you go there, because if you go there and you can't do very much in the language you're GonNa squander that opportunity. You can do so much on your own for example I mentioned a year like if you work a year on your Spanish say. Some other program. Then you go to a Spanish speaking country wherever that might be, you're able to take advantage. You hit the ground running you. You can pick up a newspaper. You Watch the TV you. You're in conversation with someone. You can take advantage of it so. People think that you are if I just go there by magic. Somehow I'M GONNA. Learn not the case. You have to put the effort in and then when you go to the country, you have to be like a strong intermediate to take advantage I. must you move there? But if you're going to be there for a month, prepare yourself ahead of time in order to really take advantage because my guess is I've seen this happen to myself, right? When you're somewhere you want to. You want to enjoy it, too, and so you're going to revert if you can't speak any other language or very little, and as you mentioned uncomfortable, and it's not fun and really hard. You're just gonNA revert to what you can do, and that speaking English or whatever your native languages and muddling through in that and having fun, because you're at least what you're doing right and so I i. think that's really important, i. I think you're right if you can be an intermediate, strong intermediate, then you're going and saying all right now I can still have fun, but I can actually take advantage of this opportunity and progress pretty quickly because I have a concrete base right and there's another issue, too. Is that unfortunately for English speakers English the international language, so it's very likely that wherever you go. They will speak English fairly well and most people don't really WanNa be your teacher. Most people WANNA communicate for whatever you've come to my story, WanNa buy something or whatever it might be if I sense that let's say I'm only a Mexican Mike and says that your Spanish isn't very strong. I'll river English. So you have to be good enough, so that people will immediately come back to you in Spanish or French or. Whatever it might be right, and you have to be good enough that when they come back to you, you're you're able to come back to them right? Say as opposed to well, there's the end of the conversation. For you, then I now you're twenty languages in the you said when we say this podcast like eleven or twelve. Are you know you're really good? And then you know there's varying levels there well all levels, but I can turn them on easily. More difficult. Yeah, Gotcha. How do you decide what languages you want to learn? And is there like in your head like a hit list? Are you saying Argh once I? Hit this. I'm going to the next one, or is it a bit more fluid?.
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"But you just have to get in. They're not worried about it. And as I say, focus on comprehension that that makes you more comfortable if you have good comprehension interesting, so that's interesting me. Because obviously, there's a there's never one right way to do it, but there are different methods at work for different people and. I. Just want to throw that out there. Because I am a firm believer in anything you're doing. You can do multiple different ways, but some people are going to resonate with certain ways, so if I'm someone who's interested in speaking like not that I don't want to read and write, but for me it's like. I like speaking people. I want to be able to go somewhere. Speak to them, have a conversation so obviously speaking and comprehending listening. Would you still recommend then like Dewey essentially practicing on my own, like I am not getting out and speaking to people, but I m working on comprehension of Vocab, and you could tell me what does that even mean in? My am I doing flash cards? What are you? Okay. So there's there's nothing early speaking right away if you have easy access to people who speak the language. That's not always the case, so when I was in Japan, I started speaking right away. Big and when you do that, you're triggering. Input your triggering. They're gonNA say something, so you're. GonNa have to try to comprehend it so basically you learn from input. You'll learn from stuff that comes into your brain. 'cause you don't have the language in you, so you can only. Something that has already previously. Them brought in right. So input is the way you learn, but if you want to do it by talking to people, but it's difficult because there's not much you can say, and so, and you probably may not. You may not understand what they're saying and for them whoever you're talking to a friend or teacher, then they'll try to Kinda limit the conversation to things that they think you can handle, but that's GonNa. Be Very Limited so to me that the. Activity is listening. So if you mess son, and so once you. Messin and you don't understand which is usually the case. Then and that's what we do at mangoes. Ashley you have like. We have these very simple mini. Stories with a lot of repetition lot of high frequency verbs need verbs to talk, Ron. Go Need Com- take give and so and with a lot of repetition. And I listened to his over and over again, and then I read them, and then if I'm online or on my ipad or my iphone I can look up the words, and I listened again 'cause if I, you're gotta get a toehold in the language, so that's the way I start. I don't do flash cards. But if I have an opportunity to speak, however limited language is I'm GonNa, use it, but if I have to arrange to go and visit with a teacher or even to find a teacher online. I'm not going to do a lot of that. 'cause it's a lot more effort. And I know from experience that that if I have an online discussion with a tutor a very early stage, we're GONNA use the words that I have. Whereas, if I listened him story with a lot of repetition, I might end up with three hundred words, and I may have to listen to it again and again, but I can listen to it again and again because I have it whereas that conversation is gone, so I just find it more efficient like the goal is to speak, and wherever like if I have five words, and I come across someone who is of that language group. I'M GONNA. Hit them for sure because that's fun. I have to also invest in getting the language in me and that's the. That's the thing I love the way you phrased that that the way you learn is through input right? Yeah, naturally. We don't have it inside of us so unless we've read it. Practice it on a flash card IPAD. Would heard it. We can't say like I'M NOT GONNA. Make up a Spanish word. That I know from nowhere. It's like if I'm saying that I learned in. Ninth Grade Coming back to me, but it was input at some at some point, and so then for you. How you mentioned with this idea of comprehension when you are learning a language, what is your? What would you say is your ultimate goal? Is it to speak or do you try to have reading writing speaking? Do you like to have them at comparable levels? Okay, I find that reading is very powerful. That if I just hear something and I don't see it down. It's more difficult to remember. So I even like right now I'm learning Arabic and Farsi Persian. So it's it's. It's a bit of an effort to learn the writing system because it's difficult. But because I have the writing system now now that I progressed through my simple many stories and I'm doing now is I download podcasts in Arabic? And Farsi and I found the person in Iran, and another person in Jordan. They transcribe these for me, so I can read them so I have a better chance of acquiring vocabulary, but my goal in a language is to be able to understand like podcast. is to be able to get together with people and talk about a wide range of things I. Don't want to just say I think it's a bit of an allusion that you can have this limited limited, you know. Two Beers was the bathroom and that's somehow going to carry you it. It's it's hard. I tried went to Vietnam and for a few weeks before going there, I tried to learn some phases and couldn't use them. It's you actually need. At quite a you know a decent level in order to operate an even there. You're going to be in many situations where you don't understand so so my goal ultimately is to be able to have comfortable conversations where people are comfortable, talking to me and I'm comfortable. Talking to them I make mistakes. I missing words I use gestures all this other stuff by essentially. We're communicating in. Yeah, so your goal is to get to a level of communication. Where you yeah, you can be a a Fr-. You know a friend or An interesting person for them to talk to. Then for you, we're talking about. The podcast thought that was interesting. You had them transcribe. Are you listening to a podcast and then reading as you go or you say? It depends. For, Arabic again there's so many things now. That are available, right, even empty MP three files and stuff. That wasn't available fifty sixty years ago..
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"I'm your host, Travis Jerry joining me today as someone who's a retired diplomat who has fifty years of travel under his belt, and who speaks twenty languages Steve. Kauffman from link. Dot Com Steve Thanks for joining me and a huge welcome. To be here and we're just talking about this right before you hit record. It's easy to be blown away by this number. Right like twenty languages. People like Whoa that's insane, but that was not always the case for you. Let let's back it up a bit and kind of tell us what your language learning journey has been like. Okay well I grew up Montreal, but in the English speaking part of Montreal because in those days the two communities were kind of separate, which is not the case today, but it was in those days more than fifty years ago. And then I got interested in French. We'd had it in school I couldn't speak, but I got very interested. Interested in the culture in those days was Lat Nouvelle vague in all the movies, and so I ended up getting keen on franchise I hitch. Actually I worked on a boat to get across. Europe I ended up settling into France by studied for three years, and that Kinda got me into a situation where I transferred myself into someone fluent in. In another language, which is a a life changing experience so then when I joined the Canadian diplomatic service and they wanted someone to learn. Chinese I said I'm your man. I was confident that I could learn so then. I was sent to Hong Kong in man. Then and then I ended up going to Japan where I live for nine years. And then once you know you can do something fun to do it. And then I just did it. It with other languages as well and and particularly as as sixty eight. I had nine languages when I retired, and now I've learned another eleven since the age of sixty. Wow, so it was just something for you that you again. You didn't have any special skills as in a kid or a teenager right? Didn't it didn't speak French even at that point and it just you kind of the bug a little bit. What have you felt as far? Far, as you said once, you know, you can do it. You and you like it. You just start doing it. Have you felt that it becomes easier the more that you know? Is there like a bit of a tipping point? Maybe where it becomes harder, it becomes easier always easier and I think I had. It's possible that my situation was favourable. Because I was actually born in Sweden, and at the age of five. My family moved to Canada. I quickly forgot Swedish, but that was there in my brain when I was very young, and of course you, can you hear French around? Montreal and I think that the more flexible. Your brain is different sounds different ways of saying things those are those are. Positive but I was at this polyglot conference. Speakers of many languages probably Glide Conference in Montreal, and I was speaking to a group of six hundred people, and I said how many of you grew up in a lingual family, and hardly anybody put their hand up, so it's not a condition but anything that makes your brain more flexible if you only have one language, your brain is set up to deal with one set of sounds. One set of sort of ways of saying things, and as you find that there are other ways other sounds, your brain becomes more flexible, and so you're resist the new language less and less so I learn languages today at the age seventy four faster than I did when I was twenty. Yeah that's an interesting concept. The being like a flexible brain and I like the word you're like it resists it less because it does seem as someone who speaks one language, and now my sister is getting married to a guy who only speak Spanish right. I only speak English very rudimentary Spanish and so I've started down this journey of like all right. Now I have a real real real reason to learn Spanish. Right and and a real desire to, and so, but it does. It seems like a resistance right. It's so different and so foreign right now for me to try to learn a language, and so, what are some ways that people listening? They're like Oh. That makes sense that word resistance does make sense. It seems difficult surgeries it's how can we make our brains more flexible as adults? You just have to you know. Go for it and not worry about it. One of the things that I do my sort of approach to language learning is to focus on comprehension. Because you're not going to embarrass yourself. If you working on comprehension so I build up my cabinet area, build up my leg, comprehension, my ability to read Simon Jesting all this stuff, and that's slowly conditioning my brain to this new language. If you don't have that background, and you just try, and I want to say something in the language. You're going to say it right or say. Say IT wrong. You don't understand what the other person is saying. It's all very uncomfortable, so my strategy is to focus primarily on comprehension for the first three months six months, and then what I have that as a base then I started speaking, and when you start speaking and don't don't ever is like I can remember. When I started learning Chinese, there was another Canadian diplomat there. In Chinese to say. Are you going the Chinese? Actually say you GONNA go. That's how they say new. You'll go go, and this guys are action last. Is that ever stupid? Like, how can you say? About another language that's just how they say it may be the English way of saying it is stupid. You know so there. Is this thing that and so? We were mocked it to abandon are comfortable native language. We're not gonNA. Make a mistake. We're happy, and so then it's uncomfortable like the water is.
"w kaufmann" Discussed on Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast
"Hello, travel nerds, and welcome to the extra pack of peanuts travel podcast the show that teaches you how to travel more while spending less I'm your host, Travis Jerry joining me today as someone who's a retired diplomat who has fifty years of travel under his belt, and who speaks twenty languages Steve. Kauffman from link. Dot Com Steve Thanks for joining me and a huge welcome. To be here and we're just talking about this right before you hit record. It's easy to be blown away by this number. Right like twenty languages. People like Whoa that's insane, but that was not always the case for you. Let let's back it up a bit and kind of tell us what your language learning journey has been like. Okay well I grew up Montreal, but in the English speaking part of Montreal because in those days the two communities were kind of separate, which is not the case today, but it was in those days more than fifty years ago. And then I got interested in French. We'd had it in school I couldn't speak, but I got very interested. Interested in the culture in those days was Lat Nouvelle vague in all the movies, and so I ended up getting keen on franchise I hitch. Actually I worked on a boat to get across. Europe I ended up settling into France by studied for three years, and that Kinda got me into a situation where I transferred myself into someone fluent in. In another language, which is a a life changing experience so then when I joined the Canadian diplomatic service and they wanted someone to learn. Chinese I said I'm your man. I was confident that I could learn so then. I was sent to Hong Kong in man. Then and then I ended up going to Japan where I live for nine years. And then once you know you can do something fun to do it. And then I just did it. It with other languages as well and and particularly as as sixty eight. I had nine languages when I retired, and now I've learned another eleven since the age of sixty. Wow, so it was just something for you that you again. You didn't have any special skills as in a kid or a teenager right? Didn't it didn't speak French even at that point and it just you kind of the bug a little bit. What have you felt as far? Far, as you said once, you know, you can do it. You and you like it. You just start doing it. Have you felt that it becomes easier the more that you know? Is there like a bit of a tipping point? Maybe where it becomes harder, it becomes easier always easier and I think I had. It's possible that my situation was favourable. Because I was actually born in Sweden, and at the age of five. My family moved to Canada. I quickly forgot Swedish, but that was there in my brain when I was very young, and of course you, can you hear French around? Montreal and I think that the more flexible. Your brain is different sounds different ways of saying things those are those are. Positive but I was at this polyglot conference. Speakers of many languages probably Glide Conference in Montreal, and I was speaking to a group of six hundred people, and I said how many of you grew up in a lingual family, and hardly anybody put their hand up, so it's not a condition but anything that makes your brain more flexible if you only have one language, your brain is set up to deal with one set of sounds. One set of sort of ways of saying things, and as you find that there are other ways other sounds, your brain becomes more flexible, and so you're resist the new language less and less so I learn languages today at the age seventy four faster than I did when I