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Connecticut man uses magic to teach kids about environmental issues
"Cj may is the recycling coordinator for the city waterbury connecticut but that's not the only role he plays to help the environment. I wear several different hats. And one of them is indeed a wizard hat in his alter ego as cyril. The sorcerer may use his magic to teach kids about environmental issues such as climate change for example. He performs a routine that helps children understand how various sources of energy affect the climate. I pulls a short rope out of a toy wind. Turbine then he pulls a long rope out of a toy oil drum and even longer rope out of pretend lump of coal he explains that the length of the ropes represents how much carbon pollution each energy source generates then using sleight of hand. He makes all three ropes the same size and tells the kids that electricity from each source works equally. Well may says that magic can grab people's attention in a way that facts and figures often do not and while he has kids attention he makes sure they understand that climate change is serious but there are solutions and everyone can make a difference. Magic shows us that even in the darkest of times when we're confronting a global crisis. We can do amazing things when we put our minds to it.
"waterbury" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Disavow. Trump and Alexa trump, but they support him through Mont. Gop support so you know governor Scott can say anything he wants to about trump, but he governor Scott has a fatal flaw and I. Don't think it's a character flaw. Per Se, but I do think that it's a terrible flaw in his decision making process that for instance that he will continue to associate himself directly with the party that directly supports the likes of term I, and I'll say the steady other Vermont. Republicans listen I I. I would voted for Scott. Not hurt heartbeat if he had walked away from the Republican Party I. I really would the only reason I well. No, it's it's a huge recent when I say the only reason, it's a major major reason. The Republican Party is the single greatest danger to our freedoms, democracy and way of life in this country are nothing, foreign or domestic. I mean the only thing that could be a greater danger of somebody dropping a bunch of nukes on us. Nobody's going to do that. It, it has gone beyond the Pale so anyway. I I was GONNA. Do another subject, but I'll get off the phone now I've citing. All Right, thanks for the call. GIVES, give us a call here. That's big next week or something around my house i. Thanks for the call. Two four, four, one, seven, seven, seven is the local number in Waterbury, the toll free number, one, eight, seven, seven to nine, one, eight, two, five, five and one of the things. I was thinking about actually running by listeners out there this morning. BUZZFEED had A. WanNa WanNa try to maybe shift gears slightly more fun. Realm for a few minutes here anyway, maybe even the balance of the show today, but Buzz buzzfeed had of had an interesting little piece up this morning, talking about some of the real weirdness in the English language and just the way some of our. Our words are spelled for instance And how different different words are! They sound the same. They're spelled differently. They mean completely different things, and and it occurred to me as I read through these examples that. And actually this article had mentioned. This is one of the challenging things about the English language. Compared to other languages that people try to learn. For for folks who are not native speakers of English it's a really confusing thing. I mean it. It's really you don't know with the with the say the letters G H, thinking about the difference between through. T. H., R. O., U. G. H. and and tough. T. O. H. so in one case the. You know the. Silent in another case that. Sounds like F.. In in other cases are other sounds that are made by these letters and. Imagine if you were non native English speaker, you trying to learn English. And you are. An another great example I thought was hilarious actually in his buzzfeed piece. was. If somebody says I'm up for that. And Somebody's somebody says I'm down for that. Be Mean the same thing. Are you up or down? Sound like opposites, but actually in that context they are. Synonymous Oh, I mean the way the way these words that indicate direction calling prepositions At least that's what the English teachers call them. down up in out etc we. We! Use them in strange ways. I, actually remember. Meeting someone in Ireland, who was from Denmark and who? Suggested that I look down when I got to Copenhagen and It was a big chuckled. Because nobody says, look down when you. My town. Always look me up, but why? Why? Why do you look somebody up and you don't look somebody down you. Hunt them down, maybe you. You. CHECK THEM OUT YOU I, I don't know it's. It's a really strange thing the way we use a little words like that in the English language. and. It really is kind of hilarious thing so I wanted to invite listeners if you have any thoughts here. To call in with your favorite pet peeves about the English language or your favorite weirdnesses. Just you think are funny. Or whatever and I'm I'm sure folks have have a lot of experience with trying to write in nations. Stop and scratch your heads and say now. How do I spell that thing? And then part of this, I was thinking about issuing a little quiz here. If you think about it, the different ways that letter combinations could be pronounced remember. G. H I'll give you a hint here. G. H. can sound like F so. If you, WanNa take the letters. G. H. OT I. WHO's got a clue out there of what they might spell. See if you call in and tell us. Tell us in the alternate pronunciations of these various letters. What kind of a word can you spell G. H. O. Ti. There's a little quiz for you. We'll see if anybody anybody who gets close here before in the end of the day Graham. Show here wd on this Friday June nineteenth. Anyway was. Always interested in hearing from anybody out there who has thoughts? They WANNA share about really any topic. That's been coming up recently. You know there's a lot of. A lot of discussion. I. Do want to circle back for a moment here also just to to the. The really the civil rights activism that we've been. We've been hearing recently in response to these terrible events of killing unarmed. Black Americans by. Police George. Floyd Dutton. Out in. Minneapolis a few weeks ago and And the killing this just this past weekend. In Atlanta of Rashard, Brooks. There is. A caller on the line. Hey, Chris on the road. Good Morning Chris Good Morning Good Morning. What's going on? I just heard your. Creative way of spelling pronouncing different words challenge here. I thought I. Say That I. You got else the word sticker. Sheet is. From something like tough right. Angie H, yeah, we got up. And then at the end you got the Ti if you take You know like notion that T. I. O. N.. Gives you the? down. And then and then the Oh sort of like this where this is where I kinda. Hard one but I know there's a way there's word that. Involves. The word owed comes across slightly I, but. Having trouble coming up with that example..
"waterbury" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"There's a lot an awful lot of stuff to talk about. These days of president trump holding. Planning on holding a big rally tomorrow in. Tulsa Oklahoma originally scheduled for today, but then he was told, or maybe he knew, but who knows. June nineteenth. You don't want to hold a rally in. Tulsa on June. Nineteenth also nearly one hundred years ago, actually ninety nine years ago, this month was. The scene of the the worst race violence some of the worst race violence in US history. The. Attack by white people led by Lukla cleaners. On a Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa was known as Black Wall Street very prosperous, least relatively prosperous, African American neighborhood section of the city of Tulsa Oklahoma. There were. Bombs dropped somehow or fired on the homes and businesses. They're more than three hundred people were killed. Thousands were left homeless after. Their buildings were burned. in all of this was just. Really according to. Historical. Account delivered the other day on our show by. By Curtis Reed Junior of the The Vermont Partnership for fairness and diversity. Curtis reunion was telling us that. The main motivation for this attack was just that There were folks around who did not like the fact that there was a prosperous African American neighborhood people succeeding people of Color. Moving up in the world a little bit perhaps and that. That is just a really sad chapter in us. History, which occurred in Tulsa, Oklahoma, meanwhile, June nineteenth courses June teeth. A which African Americans in particular celebrate the end of the final in his slavery two years late after the. Emancipation proclamation people who were still enslaved in Texas finally got the word. That they were freed and that is. That date is now marked by African Americans in particular around the country so this confluence of going to Tulsa. On June nineteenth just was not going to be. A good thing in the eyes of many and eventually give him credit the president of the United States Donald Trump. Who sometimes accused of being a little bit tone deaf? Shall we say? To, some of these issues decided to put his Put His rally off by day? And he's holding it in still in Tulsa tomorrow. And so that's that's where we are on that for right now. Let's bring another listener on the Line Rugged Rama from William Sound. Yeah Hey. Actually. I called up about one thing, but I wanNA. Say Listen. He wasn't being told Deaf with his Nazi rally over in Oklahoma today that he originally planned to be trump trump deliberately. These things are not. This guy knows about public relations. He knows about words he knows about The public facing view of everything remember trump. When he kicked off, his election campaign came down that escalator with that fake phony paid for crowd, so he could come down and Demean Mexicans right now. That's where you know th. There's no accident in any of this I. Don't know why people keep saying Oh. Gee, he's tone deaf. No, he's not tone, deaf, White, racist, plain and simple white supremacists. He's end pocket of the. You know to me and he's a billionaire. We don't really know if he is or not. He certainly is in the pocket of other billionaires. He's an authoritarian to the Max. He loves every authoritarian around the world just about so none of that that's not death that was deliberate action and it just enough people. Cowed him into saying well, we'll we'll change. It will hold the Nazi rarely some other day. I want. But facebook yesterday announced they were removing. A trump campaign ad. From! The from facebook very unusual step by facebook facebook has been actually frankly much much less aggressive than say. Twitter has been among the social media companies about trying to regulate some of the speech that president trump has put out there and and his people and facebook removes trump campaign ads for violating policy on use of hate. Symbols is one headline I'm looking at here in the story basically talks about how this campaign ad with the trump had up. Used, an inverted or upside down triangle red triangle. The Red Triangle was a symbol used by the Nazis in. To mark political dissidents. Concentration camps you were considered to be a political dissident. You got this Red Triangle, and here and here and here the president is you know his campaign using using the Red Triangle in these? Campaign ads when they're talking about so-called radical leftists and so on, and I gotta say I I don't. I can't really come to a logical explanation than there is an intentional use of this symbol. And And knowledge about what it means. Why would you use upside down triangle? If, if in fact, you didn't know what it meant and you didn't mean what it meant, well He. He knows what these things mean he made. He knows I l listen. This was a guy who back was writing. See on on housing. Applications for his daddy have C. for colored, so they wouldn't rent out these people you know I listen to guys got a long history of it and and everybody gets keeps. Oh, but that's not what he meant. No, that's not what it meant. And and if you gotta keep making excuses for everything, this guy says or does then something's wrong with him, and you should stop making excuses and I want I want to emphasize something here. I'm not saying everybody that goes to one at trump's trump's Nazi rallies is not. But I will say if you're not a Nazi and you're one of his Nazi rallies, then you really don't belong there and you ought to walk away from him. People ought to walk away from the whole Republican powder powder Tahoe party until they actually.
"waterbury" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Stay with us into our second half hour this morning. Lisa's Golota you the water. We roundabout stays with us. I think we're going to be joining a couple of minutes. By John Far of the watery flea market, which opens tomorrow we're going to for the season. We're GONNA. Be Chatting with him about that in just a bit and. We have another John from Waterbury on the phone right now. He's John. Alter their. Good Morning. Good Morning. How you doing very well very well? Hey, I had a couple of quick logistical questions. For Lisa for the listeners and readers out there and first of all how Washington is the roundabout updated as far as information, and then how do we go about getting information into the roundabout? Wow those are great questions, John Thanks for calling in well. Let's say we're since we don't have a print edition. which a lot of people asked us if we're GONNA do a print newspaper and that's would definitely be something far on the horizon. It's not something we're. We're doing thinking about soon. We're online at our website. Is Waterbury roundabout, DOT, Org? we update website pretty much as we get stories, but we're aiming to have all of our fresh stories by the end of the and we're going to be sending out an email newsletter. We've done it twice so far so if you go to the website, a little box will pop up and ask to put in your email address and all you have to do to get on our list and every Saturday morning. We're sending out an email. That sort of highlights some of the new stories that are there, and you could click on them, and they take you right to the website and I once you're there. You could click around and see what else is there. our email address is. Very roundabout at g mail dot com, and some people are welcome to send us their announcements. Their press releases new step tips, or drop us a line and let us know what they think about a story or anything like that. Reach good. Are there other folks besides yourself that are actively writing re articles or reporting? Yes, Let's see I've got a bunch of people who are contributing in in a variety of ways. I've been working with UPN students this summer through the Community News Service Project that I've been working with now for the last year there's a group of Students Edm, and a couple of them are assigned to our project for the summer. They just started last week. in fact we have one story on our website about a new grant for the main street construction project written by Indigo claims, and he's one of our students. there is another student Sydney, who is working on a interesting video story that she she's putting together for next week. so you may see them out in the community or you know people say their bylines I've also got some local folks in the community that are contributing we are story on. The rally was written by Jesse McDougal. Who's a college student himself at the University of Toronto and he's home for the summer He's going to be doing some freelance work for us. show Casey. WHO's a professor at Champlain, college and Mass Media Communications. is also a excellent writer and she's doing some feature stories for us. In her spare time we have a high school student Riley Gallagher who's about to graduate tomorrow and she's had a bunch of bylines so far. so you know we're. We're pulling together. An interesting kind of staff list of contributors who are coming at this from different different types of experience and interest, but everybody is interested in trying to help. Tell the stories that are happening in Waterbury so I'm kind of open to working with whoever? Whoever's interested in it has the time it skills and wants to give it a shot. Well, thank you and good luck. It's It's certainly needed. We need to do a story soon on what's happening with the new rules into effect? July first involving. Food scraps and composting and all of that so we'll be in. Okay thank that we can do a radio segment on the Dave Ramsey show. We've done a couple already, but. Probably due for a refresher here before that July first deadline. Shows up here so this is all about the new rules. The State is going to put in place. All the last last I heard they may be somewhat modified, were in part delayed or something by the Kobe nineteen crisis, so we get caught up on that what is happening? Solid waste rules coming down the pike. Here As of July first, but we'll. We'll do that on another day. Maybe John You could be one of our guests in on a panel of folks talking about. Talking about what is happening there because you, you are the director of A. Program there in water. Break Right. Mad River Resource Management Alliance yeah. There we go. There somewhere. Thank you so much? Thank you thank you so much for the call we'll we'll. We'll be in touch so. Yep and Let's see, do we have? Do we have John Far on with us yet? Okay. John Far was going to join us this half hour of courses Heavily, involved, actually runs the Waterbury Flea, market and We're having a little bit of a communication issue with him I. Guess so maybe we'll. We'll have to hold off on that just a bit but we'll try to get them for the before this half hour totally. Here on the Nave Graham Show wd FM and am and Lisa's colonial I wanted to get back to this whole discussion because it's very involved about what is expected to be happening. At our schools in the fall and I'm hoping actually do some more coverage on this stuff next week, but let's give a little taste right now because. I just I mean I I read about bus, drivers and bus monitors. A bus monitor would somehow get off the bus and take temperatures of kids waiting at the bus stop before the kids are allowed to get on the bus. And this. and. This is GonNa be like a morning routine. Well. I don't know I I hate to get too far ahead of ourselves on it because right now. What came out from the state is the the states, suggestions and guidelines that are going to school districts right so this kind of landed with Fudd you know school administrators offices all around Vermont a few days ago. and so now what has to happen is all the administrators teachers principals are needs to sort of pour over this and put their heads together to figure out how this is GonNa work in their individual schools. You know I think it's going to be a very different type of scenario for say a high school versus of an elementary school. You know kindergartners versus high school, kids. there's GonNa be You know there's different settings like they're talking about being a certain distance apart. A lot of classrooms don't have desks That's that's not a thing in a lot of places that need anymore so there's GonNa be a lot of work I think happening over the summer now where a lot of times the the folks of the schools Kinda, ease up and take a bit of a break over the summer I think there's GonNa. Be a lot of work happening straight through now between now and the middle of August when you know, school will be returning to be in session to figure out just all of these logistics in terms of. Getting kids in and out of school visitors in school fees. That can happen after school. How kids eat lunches, and just sort of all the extra steps and equipment. You know there's going to be a lot of hand. SANITIZER and masks and cleaning supplies that are going to be needed, and all of them are going to have to get worked into the daily routine. All right well, I think we do have John Far now, so let's shift gears a bit here on the Dave Ramsey. Show wd. FM Am John. Is With the Waterbury flea market which opens for the season tomorrow John Far, if you're with us I wish you a good morning and thank you very much for joining us. Good Morning. and. Lisa's Golota he's been my guest real trooper from the top of the hour here and Lisa. You're welcome to continue with us here if you like and. John John Tell us a little bit I. is this a late start? Compared to other years for.
"waterbury" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"But I think about our native Americans I think about. The Latinos and many of our children who are adopted who may have different skin color I really appreciate the fact Lisa that you're talking within the the Waterbury Harwood district about. How we do this a bit more inclusively Yeah here we go. All right well. Thank you for the call. Pam really appreciated. That's That that's you know important to have. These community voices pitch in here and I. IT sounds like you WanNa, pull in similar direction here and Lisa. We were going to talk about I think some of the other community follow up and reactions to the anti-racism effort going on in Waterberg. Talk of a possible artistic endeavor told me about that. Yeah well when I. was. GonNa Explain is the group that organized the rally last weekend downtown Waterbury on Sunday. I think has decided to come together as a group that will try to look around and do some other projects around. Just, and social justice issues, and racism and bias, and addressing these things in the community, which is really exciting to see this whole thing can spring up. they're calling themselves the Waterbury anti-racism coalition, and they came to the select board on Monday night with a proposal on that they would like to launch a another public art project so right near the roundabout sort of a popular spot in Waterbury kind of like you know the the center where route.
What to Do When Scared Workers Don’t Report to Work Due to COVID-19
"Other three million people. As I'm sure you've heard made first time claims for unemployment in the past week that brings it to thirty six million plus in the past couple of months there's a whole slew of second order effects out of that of course and one of them is that the Labor Department has told cities and states they have an obligation to detect waste and fraud in the unemployment system and there are reports of states that have been pushing companies to disclose when employers refused to return to work then as marketplace's Justin Ho reports. That is putting a whole lot of business is in a pretty tight spot about two weeks ago. The Vermont Labor Department launched a Web page for businesses to report employees. Who declined offers to return to work by doing so? Employers could effectively kick those workers off of unemployment insurance though there are some exemptions mark. Fryer Cohen's restaurant called the reservoir in Waterbury Vermont. He says he isn't happy with the tough choices that may force him to make. It makes it very difficult to think that we would have to turn to the state and tell them that they should pull their aid. Prior laid off all of his employees and mid-march he also took out a paycheck protection program. Loan which can be forgiven if he brings his head count backup during the loans. Eight week window restaurants are allowed to take out but Vermont hasn't allowed them to fully reopened. Friars restaurant is closed. We're not rushing to bring people off on employment will can't reopen our doors because of state order one of friars former employees is sage. Guggenheim had chef at the reservoir. She says she'd love to get back. But given the safety issues of returning to work she understands that others want to stay at home. We don't want to force people into a difficult position where they have to choose between what they want to do and what they have to do. Businesses want to keep good relationships with their employees says Labor Economists Teresa Ghilarducci at the new school. They also have the loyalty and relationship of trust that builds up over time. Several other states have set up similar websites for reporting employees including Montana Oklahoma Tennessee in South Carolina. Frank NAP is the president of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. He says many businesses are realizing a hard truth about their P loans. Despicable low may not be forgivable. He says some may decide to give back their PCs loans rather than force their employees to return to work. I'm just in how for marketplace
"waterbury" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"So I feel like this will suit them For whatever they decide to do but at the same time I think that there they now have a little bit of a window into what's involved and also The the kind of work that they would have to do to land a job since they're so few and far between industry has shrunk that much At least I was. I was GONNA ask you if you go planning on covering outlying towns like Duxbury and others as well Is that the plan. Consider Duxbury that outline. We could see it. I could see Duxbury from my hands. You Tina fey right right right. Ducks are is definitely you know a pretty connected to. Waterbury is very much a residential type community and a a lot of people who live in in Duxbury Spend a lot of time in Waterbury whether they work here they shop here they go to school here Definitely GonNA interrupt because before you say anything more about Duxbury. We have a caller from there on the line. Let's go to caller I missed the name. Yeah this is Sarah. Hi Sarah how you doing this morning? Well good yeah I just was wondering. Can you tell us how how we can access this and How often it Has New issues or additions. How does it work those facts and figures on the Waterbury roundabout there Lisa? Great Question Sarah. Thanks so our website is called. Waterbury roundabout that Org O. R. G. And you can go there and on our website we have a sign up for Our email list. So you can pop your email address. In and we're gathering addresses that will be able to send an email out hopefully a weekly as starting this summer To let people know about the news stories that are there My goal is going to be to be able to put fresh stories up there every week. like probably Wednesday Thursdays will be the the days that were were putting new content up. We'll send an email out to kind of flag some of the new stories that are out there We also started a facebook page this week. Waterbury roundabout and a twitter account. Although Joseph is very many folks Waterbury Duxbury who are on twitter. But we figured what the heck that would be fun and the students are all over this stuff. So they're they're excited about having some social media to go along with it as well And in addition to that we're hoping that some community sites will also be helping to promote and share the information will Put things on Front Porch Forum to let people know when we've got new content as well and revitalize in Waterbury puts out a newsletter and. I'm sure they'll be spreading the word that this exists To try to share it around people have asked about a about some sort of a print publication that could kind of go hand-in-hand with this and I very worried to try to even get my head around that because I I've told people that if a if a print publication was viable we'd still have the Waterbury record landing in our mailbox every week So not quite sure how we could Try to bridge that for people who are not online kind of where we're going to start for for the time being. Okay thank you. That's really exciting. Thank you yeah I? I think it's exciting to Lisa. And I'm hoping that as time goes on we'll be able to lean on the on the watery roundabout to some extent for conversations here on the Dave Ramsey show about what's going on in the local area we certainly love to include Include Vermont journalists in our coverage. One thing I'd like to mention.
"waterbury" Discussed on The Design of Business - The Business of Design
"Gaining more knowledge, getting more empathy, and that becomes powerful input to the way that we develop the brands that we do. We also involve them in the conversations when we develop the identities the packaging as well. We wanna make sure that it's relevant to them in ways that reinforce our own values relevant to their own tastes than aesthetics. So it's a constant conversation that we have with them. One of the things I often say is the guest is both are muse and our mentor. So the guest is clearly a source of inspiration for us. But at the same time, the guest teaches us many things that are important in. How we do what we do have. They corrected. You're working away. I mean in developing a product smartly are there points where you think you've got something figured out with your product designers with your own design team, you put it in front of of guests, and they say, no, not so much that more like this. What we often do is probe into the comments in terms of questions and really want to involve ourselves in. What's what's underneath that? So if there's a question of there's a comment being able to understand was there an expectation that they had that we had set. And is there something in the way that they've interpreted the language or the way that it functions that doesn't meet their expectation and being able to have that conversation with them is probably the most useful rather than it being a yes, or no do you like it to you not like it as much as I see and I do see, and I personally experienced how much equitable access there is both in terms of. Price and just accessibility in the stores at target. How do you square that? With the equally compelling to me, but perhaps off putting to the elitist resistant. The fact that you you partner with these very successful designers to do these lines. Originally worked Michael graves you've worked with Isaac Mizrahi. What is how does that speak to the surgery larger brand promise and how you deal with your constituents? I start with the importance of being able to be involved in cultural conversation. And when you understand that there are brands and designers out in the world who are creating stories and experiences and products that our guest sees and thinks about and is aware of how do we introduce a form of access to a product like that or to an experience like that? But in in ways that reinforce our own values, and what we've done with design doesn't.
"waterbury" Discussed on The Design of Business - The Business of Design
"But we wanted to create a brand align that really didn't create the trade offs that exist right now in those sort of generic offerings where you are able to afford something in a very low price. But from a design San point in this Fetig Sam point even appointed efficacy. You actually have to give something up. Todd Waterbury is the chief creative officer of target before that he worked with brands including Nike, Twitter and Delta Airlines to the podcast. Thank you. Great to be here. So okay. Take us back. You're a little kid in somewhere. And I want to say Eleanor. Yes. Plymouth, Illinois, Illinois. What did it mean to go shopping while well, first of all it was a trip in the sense that we actually had to drive a great distance. Because the town that grew up in was population four hundred so that weren't a lot of retail options in the town during the formative years did you have early nascent childhood design experiences. I always had a love of typography. And the reason that I fell in love with it was in this town. I actually became a sign painter. So one of the jobs that I had that allowed me to earn money was actually designing fonts and logos for local businesses. So I would be painting on the windows of local stores painting on the sides of trucks for people who actually had businesses that were in and around the town where I grew up. So when Plymouth UB on your front lawn or hanging out with some. Friends and truck would go by what you see things that you had paint. I yes, I would. That must've been great. It was pretty great. What kind of pay was that it vary depending on the complexity? Shadow more. Yes. Where were you getting your fund information? Gosh, I was really inspired by interview magazine. So in a town of that size, you know, back in the eighties. Obviously a lot of my inspiration came through printed media television MTV, and it was really just this combination of what was taking place in design at that time thinking about what NTV did in terms of change the conversation around typography, storytelling. And there was something in that that I would pull from different references. So the idea of calligraphy somehow factored into a lot of the work that I did drying Snoopy characters, but somehow part of what I love to do again. And again, so those references commingled into this sort of language that made its way onto lots of different surfaces in this town. So you go to school you study art design, and you decide to go out and get work. What was your first job? Job. And how did you determine what that first job might be? I actually didn't determine it sort of happened to me. And what that means is my first professional gig was an internship at the Duffy design group. And I was fortunate enough to be identified by Joe as the one intern position that they had available, and I was the person that he invited to fill that. And after a time of being an intern there they invited me to actually join the company. So my first job was a designer at the Duffy group in one with a suburban. This was nineteen ninety that was one of the hottest places to work in nineteen ninety..
"waterbury" Discussed on True Crime Garage
"All right. We're back. Cheers. Cheers. The u. Cam, pulling down the beer picking up the booze. The first person in law enforcement to finally acknowledge that perhaps Billy had not disappeared voluntarily was that chief of the Waterbury police. This is Neil O'Leary about two years after his disappearance Leary apologized to the family for his department's failure to aggressively investigate the case, and he promised a reinvigorated investigation and two thousand and six, August two thousand six Billy's case it become cold and the Waterbury police called in the FBI for help that be I agreed to assist in the investigation, and the family began to hope that this important shift would bring the results that they salt in two thousand and seven private investigator. Mike ward filed a freedom of information act request for wreck. Words of the Smolinski case in the possession of the Waterbury police department, the family while they were shocked at what this request would uncover. The police department records documented a crime stoppers tip d tailing who murdered Billy and where he was buried. Specifically, the records revealed that in June of two thousand and six Atip was called into crime stoppers stating that Sean corporate who is Madeleine son. This guy died in two thousand and five of a drug overdose that he was the one that had killed Billy. Now, a confidential informant who police records indicated was named William fast bender told police that back in October two thousand and four. So two months after Billy's disappearance, that fast bender was sitting at a Dunkin donuts restaurant with a nother man. When the two of them spotted the missing persons. Picture of Smolinski the had been tacked up. You know, throughout the area fast bender said that he had once employed Sean and his contracting business and fast bender remarked to the other man. That was within that, that Billy's case was quote too bad. He said that the other man, this is Duane McLean then told him according to the police report that Sean had killed Billy because Billy beat up Shawn's mother, Manel, McLean stated that Sean supposedly choked Billy and killed him when they were in mandolins apartment Sean, then called his friend, Jason Lee, and they buried Billy at a job site that Sean was working as a carpenter. This was in the white hills area and Shelton. He stated that they dug a hole and buried Billy under a spot that concrete was poured over the next day, fast Benner directed police. To the this area of Shelton. And he says that he believed the story because DeWayne Sean and Jason, all three of the people that were mentioned in that report, they're all lifelong friends. So he believed that this was something that they would you know, people that he would call upon when they needed something. Now Sean died before he could ever be questioned. Interestingly, there is a Waterbury police department report dated August second, two thousand five. So before they had received this tip about Sean, killing, Billy police questioned someone named Stephanie Shawn's. Then girlfriend specifically asking her if Shawn had any beef with Billy. The interesting thing here captain is the fact that in two thousand and five police were questioning somebody about possible foul play being involved in the missing persons case of Billy smell. Sqi even before the tip actually had come in as far as the two thousand six crime stoppers tip about Billy being murdered by Sean. This would lead to several searches in that Shelton area for him. They use dogs. They were digging several holes. Unfortunately, these were all unsuccessful attempts to find Billy's body, which this all makes sense on why than the mom would be going around town, pulling down missing person fliers. 'cause she's then trying to protect her son that killed her ex boyfriend well, and it's great that they're out digging in these areas in there searching for Billy finally. But according to the private investigator ward, he believed that the police were looking in the wrong areas, and he believes that the police missed their Mark stating that the two thousand and four permits and Shelton for pouring concrete..
"waterbury" Discussed on WDRC
"Boy i'll tell you it is on believable the stories that we are getting not only around the country but also right here in connecticut and father and son stopped an attempted robbery at a waterbury restaurant and there's been a good deal of trouble in waterbury lately shootings and and everything workers at the denny's on wilkins straight say it's a good thing robert dwyer and his son robert dwyer junior went for a quick bite to eat after seeing a movie late tuesday night into early wednesday morning they ended up stopping an attempted robbery i think mr dwyer and his son really stepped in and saved the day for us this message from cassandra ellis the general manager at denny's waterbury police say ivan artega is the person who tried to pull off the crime and dwyer says he noticed something strange with the suspect he had his face covered with what looked like some pink woman's underwear that's what dwyer said and then he heard a commotion and when he had come in he had kept his hand in his pocket all the time and he kept repeating the same moves don't move dwyer said i saw him with both hands holding the cash register well at that point already knew that a weapon is no longer in play if both hands are committed to the cash register box and that's when mr dwyer who sixty two years old and his son sprang into action trying to subdue the suspect he was a pretty burly guy and was able to drag both of us out the door to wear he and his car was waiting i started intertwining my legs with his to prevent his mobility and we all went down and we stayed and held him there until the police showed up this wasn't the first time mr dwyer has taken down a would be criminal a few years ago someone tried to rob him after mr dwyer withdrew money from an atm he comes up to me and he pulls out his nine millimeter and.
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"Biggest drug busts in the history of the state of maine gets twelve years in prison james jameson of waterbury connecticut was arrested two years ago with about half a million dollars worth of heroin he rammed a cruiser and escaped when drug agents tried to arrest him jameson ended up crashing and running to a motel where he was arrested a nasa spacecraft is on its way to mars the insight lander said its path this morning in california too mars inside spacecraft blasted off saturday from vandenberg air force base hitching a ride on the atlas five rocket spectators could feel it but not see it due to dense fog it's the first interplanetary mission to launch from the west coast the mission insight will explore under the surface of the red planet scientists taking advantage of the earth's orbit aligning with mars orbit this month creating a socalled hov lane that will make the trip to mars a quick six months michelle franzen abc news breaking news in the highest esteem among its peers get the news at about edward r murrow award defendant not guilty of best newscaster emotional moment breaking news apps chusetts president dorchester lana jones accurate balanced group award law simply one place newswatch never stops wbz newsradio ten thirty wbz news time three twenty three traffic and weather together it's the subaru retailers of new england allwheeldrive traffic.
"waterbury" Discussed on WDRC
"John in waterbury welcome to see thi on the hill john warning about a banquent vergara real problem in your room and and aren't very wrap fragrant beard brown now why don't we could mean happen in fact we are right to means pass the poor that have nothing or next to nothing like with the medicare savings program but we can't means test these people that have everything so how would we means test them rang way we mean tough everybody up you got assets well while you don't need be bentonville well you know i it might be a nice suggestion it would never holed up in the court of auditors i i know i norodom tidal what perry like on paper fat burger you know let fate like like we always talk wreck uh being passed on to appear yeah yeah and and let's say you sell your house you get two hundred fifty thousand four you put the money in the bank shortly after the bank become think fouled with your back now i because you're you're banks of member fdic nobody ever lost a nickel in there what are you get out in the bank they give you a cheque for one hundred twenty five thousand he free worth the other hundred 25000 well uh you know revenue very little white shorts cutting back on this program and warming tasks there you have assets which is gave your track 425 thousand they'll tell you know john and you're right on an i've got to tell you you're also right in i have repeated this many times is patently obvious what we owe the state pension fund is the downfall of this day backpacks that elephant in the room yeah and you know one thing found ruin prior i know it i know i'm group and i know what the farfetched with about named tara thing but i'm a veteran and guy power being a prayer really quote away now the.
"waterbury" Discussed on WDRC
"Seven to three neil in waterbury welcome to see tia they'll neil arguing there i'm wondering if you remember booth who we are room agree with what i was young people didn't park on the sidewalk nor did they parked the wrong way on this side of the street i mean i i never remembers sales now i don't recall latte it is that's just there for now i mean i see who's cars line of sight walked and then they go home and instead of parking on the other side of the street they just crossover parked along wife yes i mean i i i see i i see it all the time but there's no respect even for your your neighborhood how they parked their cars like you said they parked in the wrong way they park of on the sidewalks at all of it but it's up to the neighborhood then to be proactive and insist that you're going to observe the rules of the road of the rules of parking other road and not halfway on the sidewalk her in the wrong direction but they know that's the problem that's a really gets me upset and and you will agree that when you're young you're never bother because i did it no people abs people parked in between the lines people parked as stopped at red lights people didn't run traffic lights i don't want to sound like some old foggy but i mean we observed the rules of the road but back that we also had traffic cops who they'd get out and they would direct traffic at the intersection where the white gloves and it was fun to watch cops directing traffic now they.
"waterbury" Discussed on WDRC
"And at the top menu barges click on that and you'll see troubleshooters click on that and you can you can follow the stories this story the gel did on or damage stored this is unbelievable that they're this family has waited all this long and they still is still don't have the report because of budget constraints i think i i mean what what what happened to serving the taxpayers this family wants closure and they can't get closure one happened that night that this off duty waterbury police off sir ended up fatally shooting james thomas stored this is the this is the best serie what's going on with this i know our budget cuts are we that cut to the bone that we can continue as a as a state as a bond commission to dole odd millions of dollars to fortune 500 companies but we can't underwrite the cost of an investigative unit which needs to go through these reports and redact some of the sensitive items we can't afford that we kick people off of medicare so now they're scrambling around but we can give out money as we did on on wednesday of last week to fortune 500 companies what is wrong with this picture bredl well you know and i know but evidently ah they know they can get away with a yes over that are doing it and that's this these are the things dan and i know a drive you crazy it drives me crazy because every day the something and i can't i just can't figure it out why somebody some leader whether it's the governor who ever it is is it motivated to say this is enough flat out a chain listen to what jill said she goes to the governor's office to get a report on the on the backlog what's happening and they refer back to the state police whatever happened to the.
"waterbury" Discussed on WDRC
"To seven to three david waterbury dave welcome to see tian eight damage a abn um over the years nato one i called in to your show and other places i made the point that uh in my opinion uh we are hurt track pm and to the people who i really don't have very high incomes or knowing compete at all and that's primarily because in my opinion were welfare magp they and the other hand the people who are leaving the state are basically the productive people who who make it know decent incomes or by incomes and uh i always it though that i didn't have any statistics on this well that's added in then gm uh it's my understanding and names out with relatives last night on one of my relatives told me about statistics published in the hard for current which basically uh supported my contention over the years that we are in fact losing people uh and they gave uh it pretty detailed uh statistical explanation of uh were losing people who are making money and paying taxes and were attracting people who are minimal tax if at all taxpayers uh so uh it in the hartford current and he promised that he was going to email it to me this morning i haven't checked computer yet but uh uh i'm not sure if you're aware of this uh in the hartford unfair not but uh it's something i just wanted to call to your attention in when i get it i'll i'll try to forward one please to that but i've got a taste something else days and is this story is getting natal play yesterday the state connecticut an for the month of october at lost another six thousand six hundred jobs soil warnings rep the am but here is left peter joya he kind of this with cbi aides said and i thought he made a g toy and that was we are losing a lot of people to retirement and the members of cbi be iaaf contacting peter among other other things and saying.
"waterbury" Discussed on KTTH 770AM
"The office we should lety let everybody out of the gift tradition cliff in waterbury connecticut are you with me mother who you are with you and they're pretty much for the most part the origin of christmas is going to google it or look it up is pretty much pretty much a taking this decarla day at pretty much the whole concept but the 25th is in relation to the harbour's in from the roman catholics it's pretty much they either a holiday dense signifies lawlessness in an routes this that corruption lawlessness yeah you'll look it up well look even if that's that's true look a lot of our traditions in the catholic church we did get a lot of the there was a little overlap and the in the pagan world wasn't there at that developed at it with many of our traditions but that doesn't mean they're bad now look these these mbeki top olympic ahead to be you know and i had to put their race issued a book what a white may i got to do with the birth of christ reindeer my my whole point so don't focus have been taken off the birth of christ which was actually in the summer and it's been commercials eyes just for the the whole concept of a prophet you know and you're right it also people don't even don't even have the money or keno four this being gift especially as black people week or two more dead wrong christmas celebrating this whole concept of christmas and a whole commercialisation and we can't afford it as a people so we have to get as a black people we have.
"waterbury" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM
"Pick up the boy on thursday waterbury what would state is i don't need lamont sandwich started off with the stated aim if you're gonna throw the city names and because i'm gonna go on like i know i'm relatively new to this part of boston but i i don't know where waterbury is to start off with hey guys this story from vermont that's how you start everyone's so we have exactly what's going on this story from vermont in my local new segment is listen on the internet brian shoot up here we do podcasts this you john means me here people in vermont need to know authorities said that stuff i'm staff far the boy input the child from the stature brooke and call nine one one i am i the only when it thinks it you have a daycare center i get that people got to work but if it's kind of like a summer camp he type thing which i think it is why these swimming in february in vermont special american see maybe if he got her on the ski slopes but now i mean what they do chuck recreational only swimming i assume so out i the on how it has the on he went at the uh that he he he just went his round or something while it's i don't care only about more than macau win all these huge fox people like literally the kid just trend or certain but is that what we need local news change it up a little bit have like a guy came a remembers name but somebody on like our local foster fox bosson just feel like end the boy drowned could probably just drowned really do you guys here well well i'm here to seen and they just told me that he died or something sarahna that's pretty much all we have i'm gonna hit back to the studio now guys drowned could have been hit by garnered only we don't go away either way hey what this wasted bet that's pretty much a point of it all the is still under investigation so the month yes oh caused are still under investigation found him and water though it's kind of a simple investigate my no detective don't can be wrong but if i see somebody floating in the water and michael they may have drowned the us remain or maybe or maybe it's like.
"waterbury" Discussed on WDRC
"On abel how did we went world war two can somebody explain this to me because this this has been going on now for a couple of years this increase in stolen cars at its its traced back to water perry we cannot solve this this rank we can't crack this stolen car ring it's been operating out of waterbury for a while now and we want world war two but we can't crack the stolen car ring what's operates out of waterbury let's go to chuck and waterbury welcome to see thi on the hill chuck eight dan good morning morning variety today amazing the great you do you know dander stolen car ring you're correct about how many years have been going on a waterbury but the other troubling fact correlate with the teenage years i wanna got got here in waterbury with by a police tried to run him down a stolen car and that mother even a paper maggie well they knew what they could away to aek mom i mean i i would be family tonight poor children lynnwood but my point is and i've been out and of course you order one on the air uh and i even uh i called the police department about it because i heard that this is a wonder nikki a to a gang the word on cream right not the police a word on the street by with the stolen car ring go they you know they they part him out no i never find them and um the the real fan who bringing major the crown bright there the real factor two or three am go on.
"waterbury" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM
"Boston but i i don't know where waterbury is just start off with a guys this story from vermont that's how you start everyone's so we have exactly what's going on this story from vermont mi local new segment that listening on the internet brilliant shoot up yeah we do podcasts john means me people in vermont need to know authorities said staff farther boy import the child from the thatcher brooke and called 911 i am i the only one thinks all right you have a daycare center i get that people got to work but if it's kind of like a summer camp he type thing which i think it is why these swimming in february in vermont especial in american see maybe if he got her on the ski slopes but now i mean what they do chuck them in there recreational lee swimming guy assume so alan out i that that he went at that that he he he just went his round or something that key while that i don't care only about martha macallen and all these huge fox people like literally the kid just transfer certain but is that what we need local news change it up a little bit to have like a gutter came a remembers name but somebody on like our local foster fox bosson just be like end the boy drowned and i couldn't probably just drowned really do you guys here well well i'm here to seen and they just told me that a he died at something that's pretty much all we have i'm going to hit back to the studio now guys could it drowned could have been hit by garnered only we don't go away either way hey what took this wasted bet that's probably pretty what's the point of it all the is still under investigation so the in our month yes okaz doubt has still under investigation found him and water though yeah it's kind of a simple investigate my no detective don't get me wrong but if i see somebody floating in the water and michael they may have drowned the us remain or maybe or maybe it's like a quincy episode quincy quincy episode quincy now stupid you know where these think that the kids rounded and yet he was strangled and then put in the water so you thought he dreaded put them the murderer always stays around and then talks to quincy interest album.