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"weldon" Discussed on The Zest
"We're so happy to have you here today to talk about james weldon johnson. Can you just give us the cliff's notes bio for people who don't know. When was he born. Why are we talking about him on a florida food. Podcasts is born in jacksonville. florida eighteen ninety or eighteen. Eighty four one of the two. He's notable for a number of reasons but as a native of of florida. There's a couple of things that he is. The co author of the negro national anthem. Lift every voice in saying he was an editor for the crisis. Which was the paper of the lacey. Pe- he was a us ambassador to nicaragua panama. The mandate everything. I mean he really was when people talk about a renaissance man. He was his goal. The autobiography next colored band is still in publication. The book came out at the turn of the center. I wish what am i books day. Publication that long in my kids would use the royalties to do great things as as they live their life so there there's so many you can hear my voice excited i get about talking about james weldon johnson because he really is a model of how to live life well and have the greatest impact on people around you. I mean that's that's the best way. So if i were a native of florida i would be pumped up to know. This person came from the same. Same territory okay. So let's talk about food. This is possessed food podcast. When is the first time that food really starts to play a role in johnson's life. Johnson has an autobiography that he writes and early on. You get a sense. That food is on this man's brain. A i mentioned you get. It is when he leaves home so he tends a very notable school in jacksonville called the florida baptist academy it is the more house type of prep school or the spelman. Because it's co ed but imagine a prep school that slight morehouse college in atlanta. Or like spelman. it's right across the street in atlanta. but it's in jacksonville. And at that school he attends with his brother but also people zorno hurston and a bunch of other. Very you know well known votes. That went under the great. Thanks after he graduates at school. He gets on a train and leaves jacksonville to make his way to atlanta university. This is at the height of jim crow and he discusses the experience of his mother. Who so many other african american mothers did been. I can even say that my grandmother would do even as i was a child. Which was the pack a lunch in a shoebox for your child that lunch more often than not would have fried chicken in it. A hardboiled egg a slice of cake. Maybe some celery or carrot sticks in. You did that so your child would eat without having to endure the indignities of when the trade would actually stop and you could go into a train depot and buy food but during his time that would have been jim crowed. It would have been humiliating the way they treated you so to avoid that people would love you. Pack shoe boxes so he talks about that during his trainer. That's the very first mentioned that he gets. No what's interesting about. The autobiography is that he also the autobiography and his most notebook the audubon for next colored man. they're almost biographical because there's similar scenes that he describes in the autobiography next colored man that are also in his own life he also is a. He's a very light skin complexion african american and as you can imagine the order by the next colored man is a story of a man who is so light in complexion that he could actually pass as white. So i i in his autobiography when he gets to atlanta university then there's discussions about were him in. Some of his classmates will go to get something to eat off. Campus and there are these elaborate discussions. So you see throughout the autobiography whether it's when he's in central america as a us ambassador. He's talking about the food. They're so he he's got his interest in food. That would make him a perfect food writer or in my case the perfect person to read his autobiography because at that content is throughout his work. Tell me more about attending atlanta university. What kinds of discussions you know. When i was a college student the discussions about getting food. We're like how many tacos can we afford. And who's gonna want me for this. So what kind of discussions was he having back. Then so he would have ciller discussions that some of us would have. Which is you're in college. Your parents had the bust of but for you to get there and to stay enrolled and then you try to find the best food you eat outside the cafeteria because most after we wouldn't good that was the case at atlanta university in just outside the gates of illinois university or all kinds of mom and pop restaurants and historically black community certainly different than when johnson would there but there are enough places and there were people who operated boarding houses and the boarding houses would be places where students might stay or just when they would vote to get a meal so a lot of the discussion is. You're a freshman first year student upper class or schooling. You on woody. Go off campus. They get some great food where it's not a greasy spoon where it's healthy and i i'm here in my my wife and my mother in law who is in lakeland florida by the way. My mother-in-law who is a great cook is very particular about whose house he will eat at a what restaurant and so a lot of that discussion with those students is aren't the food is good but is it clean. Is it safe. So that's a lot of discussion. Could i afford it is a good. Is it safe. What do you mean is it safe. You're talking about the early twentieth. Century were a lot of things in terms of refrigeration preserving food. Who'd going bad and try to keep yourself so as the entrepreneur selma food. You're going to sell everything you can't even when it's at the point where maybe expired or starting to go bad you may throw some more great tasting spices in it to hide that rancid this being. You also have the people by the food where they're like. Is this healthy. You hear a lot of stories including if you remember discussion with zorno hurston of stomach. Problems is quite frequently discussed within literature of the same time period so clinked clean meant was a person preparing the food clean. Was the food healthy. Was the food still safe to eat. So this would have been like nineteen teens early. Nineteen as it's just enter the surgery. Yeah okay my stepdaughter. Ariel is getting ready to graduate college and she's twenty two and it's so strange i don't see her in her friends having top of mind. Is this clean. you know. it's more like is it free. can i afford it. So it's just a totally different time period. Okay you you kind of quickly Summarized his career as an ambassador but like he was in nicaragua and panama. So talk to me about that. And and the food but he might have been experiencing down there. I can't imagine a black man. I don't know what time period this was because he lived. You told me to be like in his nineties but a black man going.
"weldon" Discussed on Never Seen It
"Name where was the h. i. spelled. That's pretty good thanks. That's all i can do. Is him being mad at that particular movie. Everything else i i su- me paid those people to be at the gym with them right. That's like the plot to instant family to as him paying hang out with him and go to the gym. You got an instant family. Would've fascinating also i. I don't know but he's he's just he like i. I guess thinking about mark wahlberg. I don't know why we are bad man. We're giving him to right. He's just like he's like. I'm sure a rise in grind mug that he's drinking like not even coffee like some sort of like homema- links learn macho elixir or something after he will eventually be selling products. Yes exactly. I couldn't remember the name of it. He'll be signing i. It'll be like walberg here. He probably has supplements you. Click a link. He's right in the the the sales world in the middle of the ven diagram of like joe rogan and gwyneth. Paltrow come right into gonna see. Walberg is the worst thing he he would hear that and be like yes. For example exactly. But manny custom lot in departed so aright game. Our last game. We're gonna play a game called. Guess what movie. Kyle's dad is describing. Having only watched the trailer never having heard of the movie the game okay features. Kyle's building wash third. How this.
"weldon" Discussed on Never Seen It
"Right. Listen if you're scores movie one for page. We bought a zoo is a sixty five percent on ron tomatoes sixty percent. You need a thirty five. Are logan the family stone as a fifty three percent. So you need a forty seven need another family stone to i am shah by over fifty percents here. Logan you actually make first since you have more to make up both think. I'm going to be honest. This is without a doubt. The hardest game ever played in my life Another family movie to ask. Oh yeah oh yeah. What's the one where mark wahlberg adopts a kid with rose byrne That is instant family. Yeah that's my second so many movies with the word family and without knowing the title of the movie honestly mistake by accident but you said it. I was like i'm sold. I'm going with instant family thousand eighteen comedy-drama okay so as you said it can be pretty loose. The term family movie like it could just contain a family. Logan what is that. Movie we saw in pasadena. The two dollar theater with emma stone and and bradley cooper had a. Yeah they what. I believe families.
"weldon" Discussed on Never Seen It
"That is i i. I can't i couldn't believe it. I don't she does die. He does say cut it out but he does this. He does a hand signal for cut it out scissors point and then the over his shoulder. I think it's like a dave cooley. Stand up thing. Yeah 'cause he's a stand up in the show to rate okay. I think. I think i think he does comedy. But he's sort of like it feels a lot like how my career's felt like the past year where it's like. No i do this right and then like once every three months. I have something to do when it's like housing. I'm busy and when you're not raising all your nieces and my niece they do all live there. yeah i wasn't sure if if jesse is danny's brother or the mom's brother i knew his uncle but i wasn't sure i have your is i think they're both the mom's brothers both joey and jesse and so but i don't i honestly don't even remember but i know at least one of them is because Well here we go on. John stainless jesse cat. Sapa lewis and dave kubilius names joey gladstone. Well those none of the would-be too. Many names confusing people who don't know the characters. Oh yeah. That's danny joey. It's like it definitely i. There were a couple of times. I made made that mistake. Dj actually people but dj. Short danny jesse. So that gets even more confusing when he calls her out by her full name. He's like dana thin jesse right for jokes around the house. I don't know if the baby's ever get older. There's so many you brought up questions were logically. These things would have to happen. The shows on like seven years. There's no way. I get.
"weldon" Discussed on Never Seen It
"Think the mom dies. She got to be. Yeah 'cause i think that's why it starts like so. Divorce was still jokingly taboo so she clearly just died to make it easier for people to cope with. I suppose oh yeah. That's one of my favorite fun. Facts is that Mary tyler moore mary tyler moore show. Did you know that. Initially she was supposed to be she was supposed to be divorced moving into the city but they were worried that they thought people would think they thought people would think that she divorced. The dick van dyke from the dick van dyke show so they made it that she had a broken engagement. Oh it's a people understand. How tv works with the kevin james new second not just like two years ago lee remaining was his wife on king of queens and then a new show and everyone asked where his wife was in just who this woman was and they were they kicked the woman off the show after the first season killed her character and he married leah ramini in like so she's now the wife fund like king of queens in kevin can wait now. That's a movie. But there's i think is that it i don't ever the new kevin james show is they just made his wife. This woman has before because people were sending the messages like what happened to his wife whole new character whole news show to not even the same premise worse. So because the people who have don't have a grip of reality and they're like where's his wife as opposed to being like. Hey so this is fictional. and that's how that works. There were like let's feed in to get her back in here. Yeah it is. I don't know. I'm not a a psychiatrist but i don't know if that's how you're supposed to feed delusion like that my own reality to fit it instead of like detailing someone Television i mean that they have to be wrestling fans. That's the first thing i think about these people. That's like an avid sort of like. They love kevin james and wrestling and they boy. If they hated that kevin james switcheroo their world would crumble if they found out about wrestling. Now king of queens. I will admit. I have seen so much of.
"weldon" Discussed on Never Seen It
"Shows. They've never seen before today. Having never seen full house were joined by page weldon pages and incredibly hilarious talented comedian. Very funny rider. Great artists as well. She's never seen full house somehow completely avoided it all this time and she wrote it and we read her script. It's a great time I love it. i think you're gonna love the oppose. Well i hope you enjoy listening. Page walden has never seen full house but she rewrote it and we re script Page nyerere also joined. By the also incredibly hilarious logan gunzelman a wonderful ups logan as a comedian in la. She is very funny as well. Logan's dot com get links to all her stuff there. Page wealthed dot com. You'll get links of pages stuff on there. This should be tagged. We post the surround. Thank you for listening to podcast. I hope you enjoy it And if you're listening. I'm a if you listen house. Would you be hearing this anyways. I'm going to be doing some stuff. You're on the road. Keep an eye on everything pending how everything is but hoping for fingers crossed. Kansas city chicago ashville richmond. Charleston atlanta raleigh. Those areas coming up Cane city at the end of september Shortly after that an actually live podcast in chicago Live podcast in asheville as well and then a bunch of standup in cool stuff all atlanta like i said basically the best thing you can do is find me at kyle layers on instagram at is on twitter. That's real post where the dates are. And i would love to see you know now safely we can make all this happen fingers crossed keeping my hopes up that all this can happen. Please find me at kylie screaming On twitter desk can be the best place for all that. Thank you guys so much for listening to the show. I appreciate it. Please enjoy this episode. this is page. Weldon has never seen full house but she read it. This has never seen it this podcast where comedians rewrite famous movies and tv shows. They've never seen before today. Having never seen full house. It's been really long time since we've done one so famous for the first time. But i'm excited having never seen full house joining us as page weld and thank you for being here page. Thank you for having me of course excited to be the first one to do full house. I know there's there's huge Whatever i'm gonna assume having seen full house just because that's my assumption about everyone. Also joining us is logan gunzelman. Thank you for being here. A have you seen it. I have not. I haven't seen full house either. This noisy it's not that crazy. The whole show is based on how. It's not that crazy to have not seen something and here. I am immediately like how. How did we possibly get here. What this one is. One of those shows that people are devastated when you have not sienna. I'm wondering page for us if it was like on a certain chan like what we're other shows on that channel and maybe we just skip over it because like again this is one of our weird similarities that we both the only. We have a lot in common besides cost. But i'm just like why it just seems like a weird thing too but i don't think i've ever even. I don't even know the character's names like that it's going to be a struggle but also some of the character's names like i was vaguely aware of you know bob sagging nationally and all that but i think it was literally just like if i was gonna have caught it it would have been a nickel night situation and maybe that was just like not when i was tuning into nick at night you know. I don't I never knew which of these i guess. Early mid nineties sort of family sitcoms were on what channel i think. I caught them all sort of on nick at night. But this and growing pains and family matters and sort of that all everything except the fresh prince. I never really watched boy meets world. I don't know where they originally worked and see. I did watch boy meets. Thank one one. You didn't need to seek out another one. The first few you just listed never seen those either. But i have seen. I think my nick at night was although was boy meets world on just regular or was disney not to be one of those i think boy meets world was on the disney channel because it was like something that play during the day sometimes and then yet do their movies at night and look..
How Ian Simpson Became a Unibet Sponsored Pro
"Back to twitch. And you bet you mentioned your sponsored by a bit. How did that come about. When did that come about. I'm in my fifth. Year was union. Bet that's the best twitching for four and a half years now and all the united events because they were just fantastic they. I mean obviously. Obviously i have to say let the genuine where all of them before i was known busta because the staff just friendly bubbly happily passionate polka did throw amazing events bodies be amazing tone to be well around by the best end stocks in europe. So because i went to leave lettuce i eventually got to know the staff and the staff wanted to launch a more aggressive plan in the uk. They wanted to gain buses. They want to launch pitching at And so they asked him. I said hell yes it as the other payment cards they keep doing it. Yeah tony told them that. I was doing that anyway. So yet it's worked out great for the community. Like i said it's just the friendliest nicest community just in the world. These little screenings formed relationships with them over the past five years. Been fortunate enough to meet a bunch of them. You've got events some of them. don't go to bentson. it's but it's a screen ended up growing berry fund and just very kind nice people. We have enough community at been following. The the best thing is that it's not just about the following migraine dwelling twitching. I'm playing the supernova on union. You bet saying oh yeah great weldon doll commiserations about that breakout whatever rolling for each other. The rail is for everyone who's in chats so they'll be people who just in the free rose because that's all they can afford and they'll be rallying the guy who's just fearless justice. How does that railing means by baguettes on them. And it's just the most wholesome lovely thing.
"weldon" Discussed on My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
"Influence will will expand and i remember reading that i was sitting in a prison cell and my circle of influence at that time. Andrew was so small that i didn't influence what time i eight or what time you know. The lights came on or off right. I hit seated all of that ability in and influence to the federal government the state government at various points in my life and our member. Dr covey said if you just focus on yourself you focus on what you can change that that circle of influence will expand and i read that in one thousand nine hundred ninety six and here. We are some twenty five years later and we said across the world from each other you in thailand. I'm happy to be san diego this week and you know it's like i'm thinking. Wow that circle of influence here. It's having an impact on you of and as you mentioned listening to the audio version of that with your mother. Like who would have thought that some knucklehead sitting in a prison cell twenty five years ago would say something at any point that someone of your position your notoriety tests in life would be impacted by those words. It's just it's unbelievable to me and it was. Just an example of dr covey talked about and and my eyes are welling with tears. Just thinking about it. And i think for the for the listeners out there there's a couple of lessons to take away i i always say and my mom taught me this. Never give up on somebody that you love. Who's in trouble. I have my mom not giving up on me and it helped me tremendously. But it also means as you are sitting there in your situation no matter where you are you're in the us urine pakistan. You're in the uk listening to this and you're struggling with someone who is having problems in their life. Things change things can change and weldon is a great example of that and things can go change so dramatically that you go from having no impact to having global impact so you know take that in also the same thing when i was in the depths of my addiction. There's not one person that it would have predicted that..
"weldon" Discussed on My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
"And i'll never complain about the economy or the leads. I just need a chance. And that is a quote from his book. That i heard many times and i always always remember. Well take a minute and filling for the tidbits about your life. Well it's really interesting that you lead with that. Because that was that was a really interesting point in my life to give your listeners a little bit of background when i was having that conversation with prospective employers i was thirty nine years old and i was living in a homeless shelter and the first half of two thousand and three january through june of two thousand three and the reason i was living in that homeless shelter in january of two thousand three is because i had just completed serving thirteen years in federal state prisons from nineteen eighty seven until two thousand and three that roughly seventeen sixteen. Seventeen year span. I spent thirteen of those years. Walk in prison yards. I was a ninth grade high school dropout opponent. Canals dug in knucklehead and lived really dysfunctional. Very violent you know very destructive life and you know of course my story what i do this part of my life in the mindset and the sales net really is a reflection of what i learned going through all the the adversity and struggle all of which i created myself by the winning by any stretch of the imagination. But it's interesting lead with that because man that was that was something else walking out of prison at thirty nine years old and the shelter desperate for a job so i could get a place to live get my son and begin rebuilding my life. So that's a cool place to start. Yeah and i just want to recommend to the listeners that you get the power of consistency and i highly recommended that you get it in audible version because you know weldon reads it and i think it's something that you can listen to over and over again and you know. He talks about other things. That really were valuable for me..
"weldon" Discussed on Jesse, Jordan, GO!
"Give little time for the child within you. Don't be afraid to be young and free onto the locks and throw away the keys and take off issues and sex and run you. It's jordan jesse go. I'm jesse thorn. America's radio sweetheart jordan morris boy detective. I got some great news for you jordan. My favorite kind of news. You know your old friend jesse from college. Yeah i do great guy. What's he been up to lately. He's a real lucky boy. Oh my gosh. A lucky boy. Let's let's hear let's hear let's hear some of the reasons enumerate enumerate the reasons while you're while you're lucky boy. This is great. We can all practice a little gratitude today. Well number one jordan yeah. I'm lucky boy. Because i got shit on by bird a couple of days ago. Hey well that's great is that is that a good luck omen in some cultures many measures that means good luck on the way. Yeah i guess two questions. What kind of bird and are there. Are there more lucky kinds of bird. Shit i guess is my is my question. It was a cormorant and no okay. That's great. i feel informed Where did the shit land. what were you doing. Was it something where you going somewhere to where it was. Okay to have burchett on you. I guess her It landed on top of my head. Okay and i was headed to the donut place. So they were pretty chill about it. Yeah those guys are cool. Yeah very nice. Very nice people over there at the donut place. but that's not the only reason jordan That i am lucky boy. I there's more than one reason that. I'm a lucky boy. Okay so i'm going to have a little. Get my notepad here. I'm just going to write. Jesse lucky boy jesse comma. Lucky boy reasons reasons why you know it's Right under my rules for dating my teenage daughter right so yeah i'll just so do one number one bird on had three days ago right on the way to donut shop okay number. Two burgess should on my head about an hour ago. Hey okay well. This'll be one a. And i don't know that i need to do another number for this. One yeah so number. One is three days ago burchett on my head. That's number one reason. I'm a lucky boy. Right number two is about an hour ago. A second burge should on my head now. I know it was jordan. It was a cooper's hawk. Cooper's hawk great great and how would you were. How were the shit's different. Which is yellow. One was very like bright orange yellow. Okay that's real but jordan. Can i say the number three reason why. I'm lucky. boy beautiful family. I just had beautiful family share. They really love me. And i love them now. How often do they should on your head. You would be surprised. I don't even know how they get up there. They're all smaller than me. Jessie are you have you recently. I mean i know you're like you're kind of like a tattoo guide. Now i haven't seen you in a while. And i can't really see you your whole head through the camera. Did you get a tattoo of a bird toilet on your head. I think that's why this is happening. So much jordan i understand. Look your professional comedian. You're here to be glimp-. I don't really think that's something to be glib about numerous go ahead. I don't really ever myself community. Go ahead birds. Don't use toilets. So that's ridiculous. But yes i did. Go see my friend Tattooist graham chaffey. And i had him outlined the bird shit on my head so i could remember. It always remember how lucky i am nama stay. I practice gratitude. Oh that's really nice. That's terrific its to remind me of what is so special to me and i don't know if you can see this. Where video conferencing but here on my upper arm i got a cormorant and then on the other upper arm a cooper's hawk beautiful now i mean just kind of going forward. Are there any birds. I'd like to be should on. Yeah that's what. I was gonna ask like what's what's next. What's next for jesse thorn. Yeah well i mean. First of all america's bird the wild turkey right love to be shipped on bio wild turkey. This yeah my son oscar. My seven year old has been going to summer camp at the los angeles arboretum which wich arboretum is overrun by peacocks. And i will say this. Peacocks are real assholes but they can back it up. I mean they are extraordinary creed. Yeah sure and like when they're making the horrible sound that they make and shaking their asset you and threatening to bite and claw you all you can do is be awed by nature's majesty that's true. Hey that's p foul baby. I don't know how for hens much less soapy. Hens are very unimpressive. They're just jerks. Should we introduce our guest on the program jordan. Yeah answer more burchett questions but why not bring him into it. He is one of the co hosts of npr's pop culture. Happy hour is also the author of npr's podcast startup guide create launch and grow a podcast on any budget. He is also the man who i go to for batman recommendations. Glenn weldon hi glenn. Hey friends good to see you get to hear you. How are you oh great. You know why. Because i was just reading batman in the nineteen fifties as recommended to me by glenn weld batman went to planet x Where he is the superman of that planet yet he is. Yeah he is but back to burchett. Thank yes so Jesse both commerce and cooper's hawk these are serious birds and so did. The poop include any a mouse bones. Did you get vol- femur bob your at any point. Hold on just book jesse before you answer. Yeah glen great question. Jesse go ahead. Thank you sick. I just want to say. I don't i didn't start a podcast so i could repeat other people's jokes but in my in my head for fifteen years has been this joke that i saw kevin neal and do it at the embar in los angeles and it was his. His son was a boy scout and getting really into nature and they went out they went out on a hike and they found some deer scat and he pointed out to his son that you can learn what an animal eats by investigating. What's in the scat. And he said so he took a stick and he poked at the at the deers leavings and he said it turns out the deer eat berries and leaves and a lot of shit. I've been thinking about that joke so for fifteen years. But thank you for asking that question glenn in response i would say that in primarily i found the bones of lesser. Less lucky birds make sense. That story checks out. Yeah mostly crows and also Peacocks are famously. The fuck boys of the avian kingdom true clearly are famously famous famously. That's why they were kept in the palaces of persia sure yes in sitting around like they own the place Always at an every time. I'm texting with a p. Foul you know. You always know you're going to get that text a couple of days later. That says sorry. Just got this. Yeah yeah sorry. Ju just suggest seeing this now but peons nothing. Nothing wrong with the. Pin peons or good god-fearing women's solid citizens. This is why this is why. I only had peons. And she would. She would put up with the peacock every so often but famously i think she she preferred the peons. I i really sincerely like this is not an original observation but walking around at that are arboretum. the peacock's will try and start a fight with you they will threaten you. They don't give a fuck they will. They are peacock packed. My wife's minivan the other day. Gosh while it was in motion. That's why you guys need to get the coexist bumper sticker. Thank you very much prevents. It prevents p foul from pecking prefer. Suv's they clearly always prefer. My wife's car has been packed by peacock. I feel not like a peacock but like a peacock. Wow okay sure holy crap all right so anyway. So i'm curious because you're next steps are e Lucky shits you mentioned. You mentioned america's birds the wild turkey you mentioned Peacocks and pecans. I couldn't help but notice. These are flightless birds. So what what's.
"weldon" Discussed on Homophilia
"I would sit there and listen and he didn't realize this but i just grabbed my mom's a walkman as this was all happening. the only tape she had was Donna summer and barbra streisand. No more tears enough is enough and so something happened. I'm convinced that. That's what made me gates combination of the ill-fitting crop top. The lifeguards and tease. They'll do it don barbara together. You did stand a chance trying to out sing each other and you know donna. Bless bless bless you don about. This didn't happen. So yes so. All all these Self-conscious overweening i would say malignant self-consciousness cut have manifested once. I came out took me a long time to come out Twenty came out at twenty-five leaving a string of horribly disappointed women in my way coup. Who i just kept dating because i i just couldn't believe it to be true. It couldn't possibly be me despite the donna summer despite the crop. Top despite the lifeguards. I just thought i attacked everything than all these feelings. The way i would attack any other feeling which is like oh. There's a logical explanation. I worked in a library then. And i went to the sexuality section and i discovered something called the kinsey scale. I said okay. Well this explains it. I'm not gay. I'm just you know a that's fine. This explains all these feelings. And so i would just push it down push it down and date these wonderful horribly disappointed women to whom i'd make You know dutiful love. I would say it was like yeoman like efforts and then one time something happened in college and say okay. Well this there's no. There's no thought process behind that there's no rationalization behind that this just instinct. This is this is the difference this makes sense now but it still took Twenty five years and big chunk of therapy because at the time i went away to the writers workshop leaving behind a woman. I'd been dating in new york And she was incredibly supportive and she was gung ho and all in. And i saw that that break as the logical way to break it off and become who i was and find myself in the cornfields of iowa which i was. It's a whole other story but But i just felt so guilty. And then when i eventually started dating i had. I haven't remain to this day. what. I call I think i'm just relationship oriented but now realize a better word for that as clingy. I'm clinging and i just So the the intimacy trusts body shit All that stuff just made me kind of hate casual. Dating and i would. I would lesbian up real quick partner up With very wonderful men. But it was my i. I would get so self conscious and so nervous that sometimes in a casual hookup it might affect the Hydraulics shall we say. No what. I'm talking about there. Okay so yeah so just. It took so long to open up to my husband that i just Not can use the word cling. I i treasure it a treasure what i have with faustino. Because it's it's something. I don't think i could have found because i really. I wasn't kissing a lot of frogs. I just found the red frog. What's for someone who was not comfy with their body. What was harder eighth grade or gay bars. Oh gay bars in a big way. Because i managed my goal in trout Middle school especially middle school in high school was to be just be invisible just to get through it. I knew it was something better out there. And i fuck adjust and my mom worked at the school and was just such a school spirit person. She worked to that office and then she were principal's office and she was so full of school spirit and she kept trying to get me to go after sports which was not my cards and then go for the band which was also not in the cards so i edited the newspaper. That's that's the concession. I gave to her. I will do this. One thing But yeah gave bars just i. I can't ima- i hooked up. Never possible just just was too convinced a that everyone was looking at me and judging me and be holding the same thought my brain that would ever look at me so That is that is not a. That's not conducive to When and where are you in that. Sorry the word 'journey now i understand. It's not healthy but it's still a big part of my life and you know i got in pretty good shape before the world broken and Both my partner and i of packed on a few so Instead of relegating ourselves to just being comfortable in her skin's we got jim. We install the gym downstairs and we got the mirror and a bike. And so we're all and we're counting calories and punishing ourselves because we are middle aged gay men and that's the law you got to do it. What was your How did you get into shape in the first place. What were your i got up i was. I was pushing three eighty s. How i got into shape place I just just reached the alcoholic. Would alcoholics call rock bottom. I would call just not not being able to go upstairs. Like not not good and then i got determined that i would Take steps and take steps every day. Not big steps necessarily consistent steps which is what matters more than ex- great great exertion. It's just doing it every day doing something every day. But i'm gonna tell you you know i would enjoy the occasional Post dinner tipple of an evening. Perhaps dry sherry and Past year that has been a bourbon more than more more than more often than is necessary. Shall i say and so. That's another thing that i'm we are correcting. We are addressing as comes back. I don't know a single. The only people i know who aren't our people who addressed it before. Yes yes yeah. I would argue that. It was very necessary for him. It helped glen. You're such a dream guest and we must have you back because there were a lot more frustrated to oh. I'm sure there is. And i just want to congratulate you guys on two hundred. That's fantastic and just keep doing what you're doing because what you're doing is great..
"weldon" Discussed on Homophilia
"Edit what you wrote that morning and then you close up at three. And then have yourself a gin and tonic. And and and that's ridiculously prescriptive. Everybody has a different process. But i did find that As as it was putting around in the morning and making waffles. Whatever the fuck and then. I was on my way to the chair. My subconscious was doing the work so that there was no faffing around. When i sat down i would sit down and i would just start from where i had left off the the day before as opposed to spending the first hour just sort of with start stop so there is something about structure and about Bad rigor it's there. There's something about it that actually works but that said people read how they right and One of the mistakes that i would try to sell is that everybody should write the same way. And that's not true now but people do have the idea that it's supposed to be fun and it can be but it isn't you know i mostly is eighty percent isn't i think it was mavis gallant. No no. I can't remember who it was it. Somebody who said it when i write. It feels like i'm taking dictation from god and that's sociopath is what that is that's that's now that person can get fucked. Yes sorry it's it's muriel. Spark mural sparks that mark. She's brilliant premise. Jane brody But no she's not get real so you mentioned. You're incredibly supportive husband who has Had a social life. Tell us everything. How did you meet mini-scandal. Because i was assistant manager of the big gay bookstore. Here in dc. It's longer there because bookstores and he was who'd come in at night and work. This is before. I got the the toxic day job and We you know we were both dating each other people at the time. We knew that there was something happening. And if If i if either we weave through the through the our guys over Over the barrel. Whatever we'd we'd hook up and we we did. It happened in the very timid way. That many things happened with me back then when i was not A a sexual dynamo We went out for a milkshake. Like it was fucking our town and at the at the duplex steiner. The big donor here in dc after our shift and then I kind of hugged him and gave him what he came to. This day calls him. Pop kiss which is a little as we left as we went our separate ways and to me was just i was. I was french and the guy in in my head it might as well been. It was miss cheek. Was a lip hopkinson. That's that's i guess. My my distinction. But yeah and then after that i mean we have after that. We moved in together after three months We got sort of what our friends called. Commitments earned but commitment ceremony. But what we call the party. We just kind of got up in bed and said vows to each other and then we had a party that night and cause and that was i guess in Ninety nine and then fears back got married married and Yeah it's been twenty. She's going to say twenty two years. I'll two years. Wow okay. yeah and he is cuban-american and so people tend to think okay. Well you're the logical Uptight want and he must be the fiery latin firebrand and that is not the case. We are both rigorously logical people. He is just more much more Of an extrovert much more. Open and and Smiley than i am. And so people make that mistake So you mentioned not being sexual dynamo looking at the arms. I mean with this is where i wanted to go as well. Thank you okay. Let's talk about physical transformation. Let's talk about midlife. Let's talk about the fact that we have a new landscapers. They apparently show up at this time. Like literally our landlord. Jaz changed now. There's apparently this is their time. So speaking of arms out of the landscapers look well. I don't know i haven't seen him yet. I've only heard him. Okay all right Yeah i remains near. Its raking all breaking news. And this is this is. It's not supposed to sound polish. Not supposed to sound overproduced. It's supposed to sound and by the way at npr. Like we all were while working from studios now and we're all. Our dogs are barking. And you know we'll see it's it's been a long time a really long time and in the beginning. The first few months we'd hear from listeners. Like oh it's cute. Oh there's a child crying there's your dog taking a dump and And who knows. Now i mean for me. It's gone on far too long. I can't wait to get back in the studio. I heard that. Yeah well how long do you think you guys are gonna be back us. Do you guys could probably get pretty soon. Right i d. i'm not sure we are now a part of the world of wonder nasc and they have a space and it's kind of up to them as to when it will open. I i don't why we're we gotta get back to your body This is what we were here to talk about floor. We've blurred requiem dot going to keep us and there's no leaves. There's no brick probably rally some mortar mortar. This is this. Is the universe saying lynch degree with that. That's exactly what it is. I disagree more So yeah. I've always had like buddy shit I grew up not a chunky kid but a pear shaped kit was on a swim team. We do drills. And then i was a you know that didn't help because i was an adolescent pear-shaped adolescent in a speedo. Which is not. That'll that'll that'll last with you. That old data deputy. Yeah it'll stick with you and so you know And of course it was the time of The calvin klein ad the marky mark calvin klein ad and just just an i remember going to bethany beach delaware and seeing that an add some dude crop tops so i went out and got a crop. Top old boy. That was the first time it was actually Brought home to me. The yawning gap between us and And there was the same was the same summer. I was thirteen when i realized that my bedroom window of the house that we rented in bethany beach delaware looked out over the backyard of the house. Where all the bethany beach. Lifeguards were staying It was it was a time of discovery Yeah was also..
"weldon" Discussed on Homophilia
"They are they are they know what works and they and they stare into that so prepare to number three is Leave room for discovery. So if you overprepare you're gonna just gonna be dead if you just spout and talking points at each other. It's not going to be anything so for pop. Culture happy are for example. We each come in with stuff you want to say but the goal is always to find something in that room that we didn't necessarily think about think we'd find when we when we put on headphones The idea is you. You wanna let the audience in the way to do that is to let them into the process of you guys. Finding something like they're part of your thought process when you do that Ru four is as i say. Be yourself but better pithier smarter. Funnier if possible Remember that this is. It's not it's you're not putting on a fake persona but you are distilling yourself somehow. You're you're kinda trying to find out who you are and find the corbett and then finally Important one i put it lasts. But it's the most important rule is edit people think that pop culture is not edited. Because we have such great editors can take out on and lips max and digressions and where we say something idiotic where we got the date wrong where he mispronounced mangle. somebody's name. All that stuff is edited out. It makes the show sixty seven percent better because people are taking the time and it takes more time than people realize to actually go back and try to figure out what's best here and let me just not waste people's time right. That's you're gonna contract with people. They are giving us their time. You have to give them something. Worthwhile and editing is. The is the magic word editing a secret. As far as i'm concerned you guys do all of those things so beautifully. Because you do there is such. There is a structure to pop culture. Happy hour but there is also. There's obvious joy that you have each other's presence. You like digress. In ways that are always interesting and smart and it's yeah you've you now it and it is crazy crazy because there is no barrier to entry but it is it is wild to me. How how many people just don't are just like what this will be is like me and my friend talking right because people get and it's if that's what you're reaching for it that's when if you are just like i want i want this i would create a podcast for me and my friends To listen to and to get feedback on that is fine. This book will help you do that. Because we'll help you sound good. We have stuff about microphone. Placement at all and editing techniques will help you do executive that if you wanna grow it. There's also a lot in the book about that. It's again it's about narrowing your audience being consistent. That's thing that podcast listeners. Want consistency if you skip a date if you blow a blow deadline we hear we hear from it. We we hear people Kind of coming back to us because again. They're not paying money necessarily but they are paying with their time and they have slotted. I'm gonna listen to this podcast this morning when it comes out and if that date you have to do a lotta work to To make it up. It's it's what you owe your audience. I gotta say this is a. We've just surpassed two episodes and i'm still actively taking notes on here. I'm like editing We had not thought of doing that. Maybe will well. I mean yeah like dude we are still when we start a pop culture and we're very upfront about this. We each we picked from our friend group right. No linda that well or stephen but a new very well And if we're doing it now would we go into a studio and say you know what we need. We need to hear from more middle age. White people that is these are voices that desperately need to be heard and so when trae left they gave us a chance to start rotating in people with different perspectives. Different voices may the show better because we tended to agree with each other on way. Too many things and That's not to say that somebody from a different background would would necessarily disagree but representation. Have you heard this before. I'm going to coin a phrase representation matters and now we're five days a week And the four main hosts now Ha aren't necessarily on every show we can pull people in to speak to do something that directly impacts their cultural background and also we can then bring them back to talk about. Something really really doesn't because the people we bring into the show are just good critics right regardless of Who they are and so they can add something to a show like we are later parts but as ruksana. How did how did she. She was great on that show. But we're gonna bring her back to talk about something completely not that intersex her identity in any way because she's a great cultural critic and shows better when you do that when you think about things up front this is. This is what the the the opening of the book is. Just here's a series of questions we ask ourselves before we even think about putting your podcast. You don't have to answer all those questions but it helps to know that they're out there like we didn't know that this question of diversity was out there because we were so stupid and we created showing her own. npr was not part of the process. If they were they probably would. Have you know how had a a little bit better handle but we were just thinking. We'll do this on our free time. It really won't go anywhere and just go to the studio after hours and we'll put it out and It will be. This is what we think it'll be for. You know friends. People people like us and as soon as we realized that there was just all these major blind spots that we haven't addressed the show. Got better.
"weldon" Discussed on Homophilia
"Thing i've ever seen in. I never missed it. Try the newsroom. Sometimes you will get. You'll get insensitive. Get red in the face okay. I'm trying to do less hate watching. There's enough enough of that just in daily life or then let me put you onto girls five if you happen. Okay oh my god okay It is it has that Fast paced Tina fey thirty rock style solid joke density but also some bumps some actual ups and you know you. You give the great and good paula. Pell something to do and she will run with it and Everybody on it. So i didn't think of as a comedian is just nailing these jokes in big away. Busy phillips goldsberry from From hamilton joust. They got the chops man. Got the chops. And it's just solid and then has anybody You probably know people involved with this but hot white heist right audible people. The audible comedy series. Yeah adam goldman created produced. We will perhaps have him on soon. But it's bone yang. Yes yes yes. It's yeah. I'm jay rodriguez cynthia cynthia nixon and jane lynch and they're both in the same scene which means like there's going to be a rift in space time because you can't put together A cheyenne jackson and peac adele. Fucking rio right It's directed allen coming. The the story is it's a six episode comedy podcast on audible Where this cabal lesbians get recruit. This gay man played by a voice by bowen yang. to steal the secret government. vaults to breaking the secret government vault and steal the sperm of past presidents for reasons of their own com. It's just so funny. It's just not only. Is it funny in terms of joke. Density it is richly sound design. It takes you places you go there with it and the chemistry between everybody is just working on all cylinders just incredibly. It's one of my favorite things in the past month or past year. Let's let's put it that way. It's just awesome many great rex. I'm telling you and you have just written the npr guy into podcasting. We will discuss but what is in like. What are you subscribe to. What's your what's your weekly podcast diet. I it's it's too many. I have to go to thing here. Because there's too many editing given time let's see keep it must have seen. Tv gazed episode ever the original cast. Which is actually a great Podcast where people come on and talk about their favourite most formative broadway cast albums ninety nine percent invisible Behind the bastard radio lab. It's been minute with sanders log rolling newcomers Which started as a podcast. Where learn locus and Nicole buyer nicole buyer would watch star wars and feel pain and watch What did they watch next. I think the harry potter. No haven't done the harry potter. I do watch lord of the rings and they felt pain. Now they're watching. They're watching media films. And i feel pain. It's different it's like it's the tables have turned and i love it. Does boys make my day with john. Got but jessica lemon stopped me when i when you've had weekly you must remember this. Stop podcasting yourself. What the talk. My brother my brother and me smart lists wti f kohner brand. Hello with from the magic tavern. My dad would porno beef and dairy network blank check with griffin. And david wait wait. Tell me the flop house. No such thing as a fish. There's a hell will a one one point five speed listener. Or how are you getting all these then. I think people listen to one point two monsters in green not. Well let me throw this out your use. The stitcher app. You can listen at one point. Two five speed which i consider to be offensive My fiancee disagrees. Yeah it would shave some time. Certainly save some time. But i have a dog. He needs a lot of walking. So there's got we got dishes. They're made for for washington. And so i got i. There's never time when i'm not listening. I have these Near noise cancelling earbuds and so My husband isn't about the noise. Cancelling earbuds is. I'm just walking around the house listening to stuff but because he's often tried to tell me things i don't quite pick up on but Yeah it's just. It's it's my. It's my thing and i think the reason. Npr asked me to write. This book is because i was always stopping the long-suffering underground Who is the head of the vp of programming npr. And it's not in the hallways and tell her about the latest. You know i would tell her about homophobia teller about The you must remember this and she said okay so we're gonna do this thing. Go ahead and write it and marching orders were that it not be textbook that it not be dry technical manual. They wanted it to seem conversational. So i think they thought of me and then also if it could be funny adjacent. That's also and i feel like you're such a trusted resource on this because one could argue. It is it is. It is hack at this point to say like just what the world needs is more podcast. But we're in a way. We do need them. Because you're consuming a million of them. A day i could use more podcast but they need to be good. And so that's where you come in. But what if you are able to give us any any little nuggets is the glenn walden sort of theory of casting. Well i'll give you the npr theory first and then i'll switch to me the npr theory. Is that you don't want to start a podcast until you are reasonably certain more than reasonably certain that there's an audience for it otherwise you're just talking to yourself And so what that means is spending some time We do it in way. Too many meetings. But you don't have to this book you can. You can just do a couple of exercises of the book to really figure out. Who is your target audience who you're trying to reach and then think as fully as you can and this is just as optimistically as you can about what they look like not just demographically. But what are their habits. Where do they go online. What other podcasts. Or the listening to what tone to those other. Podcasts have And so if it's the first question to ask isn't what i wanna talk about. The first question is who wants to listen and if you do that Then i think you have you. You will any and you keep that in mind. Then you're going to hit the thing that That podcast many many many many other need which is clarity and consistency. And i think that's something that That causes this term. That i refuse to us but that others have used including the new york times pod fade raise only know it from chapter one of your book or the. It's just the notion that You know pod pa- podcast start but they don't have the staying power because people just can't get around twitter. Whatever it's it's it's a thing that happens and it's thing that happens for most podcasts So but i at the end of the book. I come with five rules to podcasts. By which are basically number one is be authentic as they say you can fake authenticity. You got it made. But no i'm talking about how You don't wanna come off slick or pre-processed. You what podcasts. Do that broadcasts doesn't is they kind of get inside your brain and one of the things that podcasts nurture as talked about a top of show is this kind of unit directional intimacy. This feeling that you're talking to your friends or you're sitting around listening to your friends talk. And when it is all created in a lab. I think listeners. Pick up on that Now you can answer a question for me before this podcast. Did you guys know each other or were you put together for this podcast. We actually were put together for this. Podcast okay that is a kind of alchemy that happens only two rarely because you guys nail it. You guys have exactly the kind of thing that is that causes people to come back and listen as you are at the top of the show talking to each other. It's it's i love the guests. It's my favorite part of the show The the other thing to do is to prepare. And this is the thing that people push back on me. A lot on is when i prepare do research like you know if it's an interview show do research on the guests. If you're you're talking about a topic do some research on the topic. But people say i just want to wing it. It's just me and my house out there. Just speaking off. The top of the heads were hilarious. You may be but When people come to me and they say well like my favorite Are comedians just. Winging it and i'm saying they're professional comedians. They know their audience. They have spent a career honing their voice. So they've done this work that i'm trying to tell you to do. They've done the preparation work already. So that studio They are a heightened version of themselves..
"weldon" Discussed on Homophilia
"They do. Want me to Check levels watch me paste this pathetic kaluka where they powerful paralyzing. Perfect peccadillo reprecussions liberation. We got we what we have. Somebody who's Ocsar mike real to get this glimpse behind the literally behind the curtain. It looks like yeah. It's a full chris. Crocker leave britney alone situation. I do in fact that is a much better reference because this is actually The under the stairs storage at our cabin And i've been saying harry potter but we have to. We have to lose that cultural reference. Because fuck turn up with a new one and and leave. Britney alone is the perfect. What i think. I'm gonna use that from now. Great it's a moody or leave britney brittany alone. It's it's dog like it's what it is is just about. Yeah it's a it's a. Cw reboot of leave. Britney la And by the way it's a big day what is your was your take on the brittany news does your oh. I haven't caught up. I've been. I've been in tapings morning. What's what's the This is the emancipation stuff. Yes yes i guess. We're here hearing today. Where she is going to address the court for the first time. And i i think a very long time and she asked to do so by the time this comes out. I guess we'll know how it shook out. But and she has made it very clear she wants to be free from the conservatorship. I believe will be. I don't to doctors so maybe we won't know what happens by friday. Yeah yeah but you know. The the one public thing has been an instagram Post is not not one of her better not one of her more reassuring once it. She's she's answering questions. In nervously anxiously shifting from foot She was like so many of you asked what was my favorite business trip and it was like i don't feel like i've got a lot of questions for you. That's not one of them that is not but for the record. it is. Donatella versace flew out to italy and find indictor is her exact words she find it find starving and then diner all right. Let me airplane mode real quick. Oh we go all right. Oh we've we've been we've been doing it. Oh okay all right. If you don't mind if you don't mind giving people don't mind is that i will just say that i am delighted to be here. I feel kind of responsibility. Because i feel like i'm here to represent the homeless ner You know the folks who have been listening every damn week from the jump from gentlemen. The jump You know even if we don't know who the hell. The guest is look the way that many people will be listening to. This week will not know who the guest is. But stop that absolute regular outta here. It's just us regular. Joe and jane lunch pails out here. You know. we're listening. Dr. sox where we're walking the dog and we're imagining there. Were hanging out with matt dave. So so that has great answer. People listen to pop culture happy hour in very much the same way. Yeah i'd like to think so. That's the idea. The idea is that it's supposed to be Like sitting around at a bar with. Yeah so we're not only excited to have you glen weldon but also it feels like a bit of a mash up a collab- if you will well that's at you but on the show dave right right you have i. I was there when you were. Oh that's right. Yes yes yes yes. So this is just. This is a sequel. It is a sequel. it is. I just listened to a recent episode. I guess it was a week ago where you were all talking about Luca and one panelist briefly throughout the words. Call me by your name. But then no one came back to all of the gay undertones. And i thought that was going to be the majority of the discussion granted. I have seen the movie but yeah please speak on it Okay i mean. I thought we were going to come back to it too but it just. The conversation didn't go that way is to kind of just follow that and you know. There are arguments on both sides of this issue. I think they're certainly subtext. And the thing with A square focus that we look for subtext and we create subtext. Whether that is intended intention doesn't matter what you made is what matters and you made a film that you can read any way you want and i happen to fit three that there's something going on there but not everybody will and that's cool too okay. Which brings us. I suppose to anthony mackie's thoughts on the whole thing and the search for subtext in what i keep calling the talking snowman. Yeah as do. I do i. Can i refuse to talk colored anything else. Yeah i mean you know you take something as pure what was the other thing pure beautiful summa sexuality and which i heard okay. You're then you're not doing right. I'm sorry what was andrew take. He objected to people reading a queer subtext. And that's all they were saying that there's a there's a bromance there's there's a square subtext To the relationship between The falcon character and the winter soldier character. And it's just he was trying to be a straight guy trying to to display what he considers largesse as like. No no no. I don't read it that way. Because i can't just two men have a friendship can't just two men be friends and again. It doesn't matter what you think it. Would it matters what we can see. I mean this is. This is the whole batman robin thing. Right i mean yes. This is this i one could write a book about how And there's chapter in the book devoted to the idea where have to explain queer theory. You know queer semiotics to extensively the straight people. I think will be reading the book. It's like this. Is when you depict batman and robin dick grayson bruce wayne waking up in bed together To you writer to you artists might be. Oh they're just chums but To folks especially back in that time this was a strip. I think in the fifties. It doesn't matter what you think because the queer fokker out there and we're looking for a presentation anywhere we can find it even places where we can't and we create it and a medium like comic books and film where so much of it is body language and you know unspoken on on Textual is Communication and then that's where we can find it and for years we had to be content ourselves that we don't anymore and that's good but You know it's I i would ask. I would ask the street folks to just maybe shut the fuck up. Every because their objection does tell so much. It is it is. It feels like it's hold over. Its appeal holdover some earlier time. Who would be in your gay subtext hall of fame Well let's see I i think you got your Your sh sherlock holmes and watson..
"weldon" Discussed on The Future of Buildings with Joe Havey
"Of things are more on the it side in things which was a huge learning curve for me in industry. I was more of a hands on mechanical guy. So i had to go to be kinda cross trained in both industries to be able to make firm decision on what we needed when i got into facility management. No the grade-point marcus. One of the things that i say on this topic that you just brought up is that i believe that younger people or anyone of any age coming into the trades or into building operator profession. Let's just talk about building. Engineers and building operators the building engineer and building operator at the future is going to need to understand the basics of computer science is such an. It overlap so to speak as you said and they're going to at least have to know the basics of computer science in order oregon able to work with somebody's new fault detection diagnostic systems. The analytic systems the control systems in the automation systems. They're gonna need understand some basics about computer science definitely. Well let's move on now. Marcus wanna talk about renewable energy sources and energy efficiency a little bit further. I know that you and i are both involved heavily. And energy management and energy efficiency and renewable energy. What are some of the transient noticing and building automation in regards to saving energy. Well you know. A lot of companies now are taking energy a lot more serious than normally. What have i came from the private sector. Where of course in the casinos where you know. Hey those huge bills you better come up with a way to reduce those and then in the public sector where you're getting government. Funding was a little lax on that end but even now are starting to understand that. Government rate's gonna change if you don't take appropriate measures and reduce energy so we all know about the led lighting implementing the led lighting. And taking some of those fluorescent lights out put now. we're talking about being automation systems. You're ingrain that lighting as well into your bs. Now at your program in aligning to. Let's say turn off at a certain time of day but those who forget to turn the lights on and off maybe the a c. Hvac system adjusting the set point per user just by the person walking into the building scanning their badge. So now that you know that this user are this employee normally likes to be seventy two degrees versus seventy a will adjust at and then unoccupied mode. Which is the biggest energy saving piece that bill nation brings to the table. This is all gonna.
"weldon" Discussed on The Future of Buildings with Joe Havey
"Of buildings everybody on your host joe habe today. I have the pleasure of having marcus weldon with me. Who is the bp in detroit of redeem detroit. Marcus will tell you a little bit about his background in a moment marcus and i have been working together for the last six months or so. On a initiative related to trying to attract more blue collar traits people of all backgrounds under served under represented populations more women people of color at cetera into the trades and into the building engineer and building operated profession. and so we've had numerous conversations on this together. Marcus and i also spoke recently for the us green building council mountain region in a seminar about a month ago on this topic as well. So we've been talking about this for about six months and we're going to talk about it more today. Marcus thank you so much for being here today and participating in the podcast. Thank you joe. For having me well marcus. Why don't you give us a little background on yourself to start out ten years and facilities management and all that so. Give us a little background on yourself absolutely going to thirteen years. At the sibling. Management started off in the gaming casino industry here in detroit. Mgm granted exact. Got my experience. Stare started roundup became a gentleman. Hvac technician eventually facilities manager. I recently was the director for the facility implying operations for mccomb community college. Which was the second largest community college in michigan. Next is still growing. Also the vice president for redeeming detroit which we focus on a nonprofit air. Detroit steiner by my pastor pastor lonzo bill and we focus on getting abandoned buildings renovated him turn buildings into education centers to help our youth right. Now we're focused on the cohort of students from pathways academy which is a alternative school for teen parents. So we plan on touching two generations at a time. Introducing them to the skilled trades last is also an author so kind of long resume their wrote a book about life story. And how i got into the trade in where i came from and surviving in detroit. I call it survive in the system. So i've started my journey here now. Speaking with you joe..
US to Reach 50% Vaccination Rate
"Today regarding the cove in 19 vaccination effort of the U. S. It's anticipated the White House will announce today 50% of American adults Weldon over are now fully vaccinated against the covert virus. That translates to nearly 130 million people nationwide. Here in San Diego
Bill & Ted Face the Music Review
"One, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine, we met bill s Preston and Ted Theodore Logan in the movie bill and Ted's excellent adventure they returned in bill and Ted's bogus journey in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety one, and now almost thirty years later they're back in bill and Ted's face the music Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves return as well. Bill and Ted respectively, and this time they'll need not just their triumphant man to save the world but also their daughters I'm Stephen Thompson and I'm Linda Holmes we're talking about bill and Ted face the music on this episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour from NPR here with me and Steven from his home studio is plan Weldon of NPR's arts desk. Linda and also with us from his home in Washington DC, we have JC Howard who is a producer of NPR's Ted Radio Hour and how I built this I. J. C.. Good to have you back good to have you back. So if you are all not familiar, there's not a lot setup that you need or these films except to say that Bill and Ted were introduced to us as teenage bro Friends who had a band and just wanted to have a triumphant band when they were older and eventually they got sucked into time travel and picking up different historical figures, and later we're going to try to save the world and there was. A whole story where they were going to ultimately right a great and triumphant song it's it is a surprisingly complex canonical story of which you need to know practically nothing in order to enjoy I think these films Stephen now that I have thoroughly set the table kind of what is your attachment to bill and Ted these movies. If you have one, well, I've seen bill and Ted's excellent adventure. A BUNCH OF TIMES I've seen bill and Ted's bogus journey a couple times. These are movies that have kind of existed on the wind for the last thirty years. I re watched these movies within the last five years I. Think I talked about the. What's making me happy on this show but still kind of needed to go back to be reminded of what happens in them going into this movie I mean this movie is coasting on goodwill. There is a certain amount of fan service going on here. I mean I'm not sure how many people were clamoring to revisit these characters almost thirty years later but at the same time. Something really really smart happens in this movie and you can tell before you even start watching it, and that is that it is ninety three minutes long all three of these movies are about ninety minutes long and I think they understand that that is the perfect lengthier. There is a certain amount of sequel bloat here. The first two movies are incredibly Chintzy. The stakes in the first one are no greater than maybe Ted we'll get sent to military school and you're there's like the entire fabric of space time can be ripped apart. This is a very shaggy movie. I. Think there are stretches where it sags but. I do appreciate the number of updates. You don't have the gay panic stuff that really dragged down the earlier movies are no gay slurs in this movie. This movie bothers to give its female characters a little bit more agency the women who become their wives barely have any part to play in the other movies, and here you get more of that you get their daughters who are given kind of their own subplot. So I appreciate that it's not just rattling around with these two dudes who are now middle aged, but they're taking an interest in people outside of just bill. Yeah and you do get their daughters. The structure of this one is kind of that they go on one journey through time and their daughters meanwhile who are played by Samara weaving and bridget lending pain go off and tried to get a band together for their DADS to play with on this epoch song that's supposed to save the world. So you kind of have the one journey going on the other journey going on then naturally in the third act it all comes together and I did like those two performances from the daughter's there are also some kind of new faces in this one kristen Schall plays Kelly who is The daughter of Rufus who was the George Carlin character in the original JC it feels to me like you are too young to have a moustache attachment to these movies but I have been assured that that is not the case because television. Yeah. That's exactly right. I was actually super excited to hear this movie was happening and I'm going to show my age a little bit and say that I was born pretty close to the release of the First Bill and Ted Movie of Bill and Ted's excellent adventure. So my first encounter with these guys was as as they say a most impressionable youth. And I was one of what I can only assume are millions of kids who watch bill and Ted's excellent adventure every time it ran on cable TV. The thing about the first movie is the problem that they needed to solve was very simple. Billon Tade just needed a good grade right granted the solution to that problem was a little larger than life and included doctor who like time travel home box and all but the problem itself was simple. The second movie bogus journey was certainly a little nuttier. It had killer robots and aliens and the grim reaper. Didn't feel like it hit quite the right notes for me. No Pun intended. So win a third film was confirmed. The main question I had was like, what are they going to do? Are they going to try to recreate the success of the original and go back to simple run of the mill time travel Orlean into the bizarre and crazy and from just the trailer? It was clear that they weren't going to just lean into the bizarre, but they were diving in head first. But I think what separated this one from the nineteen ninety one sequel is that it has a lot more heart. The original movie was really about the friendship of bill and Ted and saving that they didn't seem to care as much about saving the future as much as they wanted to just make sure that bill and Ted could still just be friends. So it had this kind of surprisingly earnest quality and I think that was what was missing in the second film in this third one for all of its bizarreness in all of its doubling down on death in heaven and hell, and all these kinds of weird things. It really reignites the idea that there are friendships and. Relationships here that are worth saving. Yeah I think you're absolutely right that they go back to the relationship between those two guys being the center of the story and I. Think it's really funny. One of the things that I think is featured in some of the the trailer stuff but they are both married they both have you know lovely wives that you have met before since they got them from the past and they have relationships with their wives that are completely enmeshed with their relationship with each other. So they can't conceive of having individual marriages that aren't some. Like a four person marriage I thought that stuff was sort of funny because I think one of the things that carries over like if you're going to take these guys in age them thirty years you have to either assume that at some point they became more normal, which is a weird thing to assume about bill and Ted. Or you have to assume that they are still very bill and Ted, which would mean that they are still kind of very fixated on this idea that they are a duo and they are always together and they are each other's right hand Glenn you had indicated on twitter that. You perhaps did not have the same nostalgia for these characters that perhaps I have and others may have what is your take care? All right. The ticker about to hear from me Linda Holmes is going to be a subjective it's rigorous. It's clear eyed it is on demand by the gauzy scream nostalgia because unlike all y'all I never saw these movies until this week just to prepare for the show and I didn't see him for very simple reason I didn't have to I. Mean I was a junior in college nineteen, eighty, nine I was studying marine biology. I was dating a string of profoundly unfulfilled women and. Being. On a college campus and eighty nine and not here boobs heinous strange things are afoot at the circle k just over and over and over. So I felt like I got it. And think about the time late eighties early nineties mainstream. American. Comedy was kind of stuck in this catchphrase based mode and I was like, okay. I don't need to see this while I've seen them all now and I'm here to tell you. Sure I guess that's your thing. I like the Guy Listeners of the leads I. think that's the appeal here but left only once an excellent adventure. It's a visual gag that gets tossed off. It's a Freud at a mall holding a corn dog and it's like, okay, fine. You got me I mean it's low hanging fruit, but you got. And in face the music this new film shore on Paper Samara, Weaving Kristen Schaal Holland freaking Taylor they are gunning for me they are coming. But ultimately didn't stick. It's not supposed to. That's not what it's for. It just evaporates on contact with the eyeballs and maybe that's exactly what the world needs. Right now is dumb sweep dumb but I
"weldon" Discussed on RUN GPG Podcast
"Corey we have a special one today a fascinating story with a compelling guest. Set things up I want to ask our listeners and subscribers the run GP PG nation to think about this question. How does a person go from being a ninth grade high school dropout spending thirteen years in jail to eventually living in a homeless shelter, and broke it forty years old, and then only a few years later, living a life of luxury and unimaginable wealth, prosperity and success. Our guest today will answer that question for us while along is a successful entrepreneur sales expert and a New York Times bestselling author. He's one of the nation's most powerful speakers and a driven motivator who teaches the sales and prosperity mindset philosophies that catapulted him from desperation and poverty to a life of wealth and prosperity, as we mentioned at the age of Forty Walden was living in a homeless shelter after having served thirteen years in prison, a high school dropout and three time convicted felon, he found himself broke unable to gain employment after six months of knocking on doors, and landed a sales position, and quickly became one of the industry's top sales leaders in two thousand four year, opened his own company, and in two thousand nine. That company was selected by INC magazine as one of the nation's fastest growing privately held companies Weldon is also a family man who now lives in Colorado with his wife and their two children Weldon. It is an honor welcome to the G. PG podcast. Okay well. They can friend David Corey so good to be with you guys, but I think the podcast is over. You pretty much summed it up, so that's a wrap. Not even close not even close brother. I do want to thank you again for joining US friend of the show run. PG Contributor Bradley speaks very highly of you, so I'm excited to have you tell your story as well and hopefully give our listeners. Most of whom are sales, professionals notch preneurs. Some actionable steps to help them grow.
The Red Summer
"Reeling from the unprecedented devastation of global pandemic. Nurturing wounds from a brutal military victory abroad. Struggling to accommodate demobilized soldiers into a slumping economy fraught with heated competition for jobs. Jim Crow separate, but equal policies endorsed by the president of the United States himself. Now firmly in place as the law of the land. White supremacists targeted terrorist attacks. On an all-too-familiar scapegoat. In another epidemic GLAC citizens found themselves on the lethal end of an outbreak of racial violence in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thousand, nine, so horrific that the civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson called it the red summer. The events unfolding across the United States today. In the wake of the brutal murder of George Floyd. are in eerie repetition of events that marred the history of race relations in this country. Almost exactly a century ago. African. American soldiers returned from Noble Service in Europe during World War One fully expecting that their sacrifices to their country would at long last entitled them to their full rights as equal citizens. Instead The uniforms they wore, literally became targets on their backs. wbz Do boys famously said that we return from fighting we returned fighting. We've saved democracy overseas and we're going to save it in the United States. That didn't happen. Between. November of nineteen, nineteen with a country devastated by an influenza pandemic known as the Spanish flu. Racial unrest rolled through the south and north in the Mid West where the great migration was just unfolding in its earliest years. The immigration of course had transformed large parts of the north and the West. In, Nineteen fifteen, there were hardly a few black people in Chicago Nineteen Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety one point. Two million people have spread themselves across the map. This demographic transformation of the color of the urban, north. Coupled with the stresses of a postwar economic downturn, combined to create the volatile conditions under which African American workers. Conveniently became magnets for white resentment in fear. The pushback was fierce. Chicago was wracked by fights along a dividing artery between one population and the other hundreds of people are dead. Cities are smoldering. It was one of the most vicious virulent violent race riots in our nation's streets. Small towns were also shaken by race fueled violence in Elaine Arkansas, for example, white vigilantes joined plantation owners. Sheriff's Deputies and even state officials to battle with faecal. And Uprising. Hundreds of black sharecroppers were murdered. Merely for trying to form a union. Yet in the aftermath, a grand jury callously indicted more than one hundred black women and men for their so called crimes. Of course, racial violence was anything but new in the America that time. Still. Amid the fallout from the Great War the rising generation, calling themselves new negroes. Was Not about to fold their tents. Instead read summer saw black. Americans, not only picking up arms to defend themselves. But also utilizing political organizations like the end of way C. P.. To challenge the violence in Congress in the courts in the media. And on the streets. In if we must die. The poet Claude McKay. Captured the tenor of the Times. In, his immortal call for defiance in the face of tyranny and terror. What the before us lies the open grave. Like men will face the murderous cowardly pack. Pressed to the wall dying. But fighting back.
COVID-19 Question Answer Session with Dr. Amy Baxter
"So let's chat cove in nineteen. You know what what? What are some of the myths out there that you want to help us bus than you know? Guide us through that. Sure well I think the scariest myth was one. That was introduced to me by my bank teller. I put on a mask. She had on a mass. And we've known each other for years and she said confidentially. Is this really a thing? Because I've got a friend in Brooklyn says he drives by the hospitals in no one's there. Is this really happening? So the biggest myth is that coveted is not a serious disease that it's the same as flu. A study. This week showed that there actually are twenty one times more fatalities from Kobe in New York were from flu so the biggest Smith is is this going way and is is really a thing and the answer is no and yet Yeah no I. I definitely appreciate that. And it's real you know and a lot of us in the healthcare space Definitely feel it but there might be that out and so as we as we think about it. You know What what are some of the questions year getting and seeing that that you feel? The listeners could benefit from knowing around the around this virus. Sure I think that the interesting things are how this virus is different from other viruses and some of those attributes we could leverage for treatments and for care and some of them may get really scary because we don't have One of the papers I read yesterday said this virus is unlike any other and I think it's true. This pathogen is doing things that other viruses haven't so first of all the biggest difference is in infectivity by age. Usually we have what we call A. You're a where the very young ages we have a lot of infections in morbidity which means bad things happening and at the old ages we have a lot of corporate entity mortality. And we don't see that this one is very much a a along J. It's very very low. At young ages goes way at the top other than it. Strange about. This is how long it takes to become infected and how precipitous drop is when people have a problem so. I think that you probably know that. From the time of infection until you show symptoms can be five to seven days so that incubation is very long the scary part is that forty four percent of infections come during that a symptomatic face. So it's very easy to spread without knowing you have it. Which makes it harder to track. Hard to trace and hard to know who detest. Yeah it's It's different and and so how about the ideas of like where it came from and and you know why any thoughts around that sure well. It turns out that bats are natural reservoirs of grunted irises. So for example a Bola was initially in a bat in a cave. That a young boy outside the incident town was playing with. And that's where the virus team from as habitats change as the climate changes. Bats go out of their normal territories and they happen to have grown viruses as a very common infection. It doesn't kill them so it can be transmitted directly to humans now. The certainly the time that this virus started wasn't Wuhan an was from a back but it looking at the strains and the genetic typing of it it seems to be mutating fairly slowly and it makes it very easy to see when it started where it came from so the wet market in China is still the most likely it came from but no matter what. This is. The kind of virus that comes from that directly to humans. I'd heard that and I wasn't sure if it was true or not. I'm like is it. Is it really from Batson mean and then I also hear people saying it came from a lab somewhere? It's a chicken egg thing or a Atlantic yet. There was a there is a lab in Wuhan because of the risk of corona viruses. It had been studying. Bats heavily said SARS and Moore's so both stars and moons are Corona viruses and there had been increased studying bats in that lab. But it's because they're dangerous and because there are risks not because they're trying to create run irises or create infections. It's the fact that somebody was looking at it in researching yet because it was dangerous not that it became dangerous because someone was researching fascinating fascinating. I didn't know that connection. Thank you for that. So as we as we explore this J shaped curve. You know. I'm curious right. I mean I've got a three year old and I've got you know aging parents will tell me more about that and and particular things that you'd recommend for safety and and You know just things that we need to keep on our mind share it. Will I have a couple of theories about why the J shaped curve is typically the U shape curve has to do with mutagenicity so how well your immune system protects you and young? People don't have very weldon alter union systems so they tend to be more vulnerable to respiratory diseases and older people also have decreased immune systems so the the very heavy incidents on people who are over sixty five which seems to be where the cutoff is to have a dramatic increase in risk. That probably isn't due to decreased. Immunity one of the theories is that due to increased immunity. That there were the two grown viruses virus alpha and Beta cuddling named that were circulating in the late fifties and identified sixties. And so it may be that those people were alive in the fifties and sixties before it. Kinda petered out has some immunity that was developed that point which causes an excessive immune response in older patients. Now the other possibilities are this. Virus doesn't seem to enter the body and then get into the bloodstream and spread everywhere. It seems more like this virus comes into the body and marches a bit at a time. Almost as if the the troops come in and they set vacations and it's like World War Two and so the battalion's multiply and spread on a time. So with that being the case the interesting thing is that paper nature last week determined that tissues that this viruses attaching to before the lipid fatty layer of the virus. Fuses with the cell. Can the news in the nose? There's something called an ace two receptor. That is where the little spiky protein hops onto and holds on and their ace two receptors. All over the body but the ones that were interested in the nose and children don't have big noses they also don't have sinuses. You don't get a false at sinuses teenager interesting so because of that. Maybe that's why they they're less less at risk to to get this. Yeah absolutely if what we're talking about is something called viral load which is literally hell many virus particles. You have That is going to be difficult to accumulate in a small child. One of the interesting things I found out was that the nasal cavity size is dramatically. Increased over the age of seventy and it's Moammar nails. Oh is that right. Yeah certainly we've seen that males can be more at risk of catalyses more at risk of catching the virus than females. The ratio is about five to three some studies on about sixty percent of males. Were the ones who are affected by an only forty percent cements
Farewell to ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ a delightful show ending at the most unfortunate time
"This sitcom Schitt's creek ended last night after six seasons now most good TV shows have fans but shit's creek fans are on another level here's Glen Weldon of NPR's pop culture happy hour podcast look no spoilers shit's creek airs on pop TV here in the states but it didn't become the phenomenon it has until people found it early seasons on Netflix the sixth and final season that concluded last night hasn't hit Netflix yet so we'll be careful here because this shows fans are hard core they dress up as their favorite characters they make YouTube super cuts of their catch phrases I don't think that you'll feel you feel devalued last year they feel four thousand seat theaters just to watch it stars sit and talk about it in a live show the toward the states she plays my best friend Stevie bottom it might seem odd that people get so rapidly excited about a show that some small so gentle so Canadian but it's a that gentleness the way allows its characters to grow into slightly better versions of themselves the people follow up with certainly the show's set up wasn't unique your basic fish out of water story a rich family loses everything and is forced to move to the only remaining assets you bought a small town in nineteen ninety one Johnny yes I bought that is a joke for my son we actually purchased that town they want up living in a run down motel David the brutal condescending son played by co creator Dan levy began his new life in church creek by snapping at Stevie the motel clerk I have asked you thrice now for a towel so that I only wash this town off my body but then gradually something happened David met and fell in love with the local Patrick a sweet closeted businessman their relationship was depicted matter of factly because shit's creek was set in a world without homophobia in a behind the scenes special airing after last night's finale levy said he set out to depict a quick relationship on marked by tragedy or struggle when someone who has opposing beliefs sits down in front of their TV and watches we're not teaching them a lesson we're showing them what life could be like the David Patrick collision chip is one reason the show has been so embraced by the queer community but it's not the only one ladies and gentleman Catherine o'hara in the lease of the picturesque ridge lies a small unpretentious winery one that pampers its fruit like its own babies Hey I'm my referrals yes family matriarch more row faded celebrity fruit wine spokesperson wearer of wings as hats gay icon with a universal appeal I know we said no spoilers but the show's creators have made no secret about the fact that shit's creek concludes with a wedding and some tearful departures for six seasons it was a series of manager show its main character staying true to who they were even as they developed new layers of empathy and maintain their sense of self awareness the kept things from getting too syrupy like the time David and Stevie that motel clerk he yelled at an episode one but then grew close to as the series progressed confessed that neither of them had a best friend before this would be a really sweet moment if what we had just admitted to each other wasn't so sad actually it's both sweet and sad like the legacy that shit's creek leaves
Fiscal firepower: governments covid-19 aid
"Even as a plan was being worked out for a nation ground to a halt president. Donald Trump said he hoped businesses would soon reopen ultimately. The goal is to ease the guidelines and open things up to very large sections of our country as we near the end of our historic battle with the invisible enemy. Hope we can do this. By Easter with the pandemic continuing to spread that time line seems unlikely at the moment economic policy goals are running conflict with public health policy. Goals Duncan Weldon is the economists Britain economics correspondent to try and contain the spread of this disease. Governments are being forced to shutdown huge parts of their economies. And do we do. We have a sense yet. What economic effects that his has already had or a sense for how bad it could get. I mean the show dancer is. It could get very bad very quickly. So we've seen them out of Europe now and have the United States some purchasing managers surveys Mitchell the first indication you tend to get of how business feeling people call them. Soft economic data and the news from the surveys is not good in Europe in particular in the service sector and across economies as a whole prospects drop to record lows load and they were in two thousand and eight load and they were at the height of the euro crisis. So it looks like we're GonNa see quite a steep decline in GDP to the end of Q. Warm and into the second quarter of this year and so governments have been seeing this decline coming. What would it would've done to stem the tide at the outset? We've seen so two sorts of response. We've seen central banks around the world. Cutting interest rates restarting quantitative easing. You know trying to keep financial conditions as easy as they can financial markets very stressed more directly though the heavy lifting is going to have to be done by governments through fiscal policy. And what they're trying to do is support businesses in one sense that trying to freeze the economy in place. We're GONNA have to shutdown large bits of the economy for at least week's possibly for months. What government is trying to do is provide a bridge to support firms and keep people in work now in terms of support for firms were saying slightly different approaches across the different developed economies. In general this law Vance's own loans on providing government-backed cheap lending to firms. So they can borrow you know while I demand turnover is done mixed signals across the world so far on how well that's working and the second response you mentioned what has been more directly will governments doing is providing direct cash to the worst hit businesses again the levels of varying around the world. What we've seen starting in Europe recently starting in Germany and the Nordic countries now copied by Britain. It's the government. Do something almost unprecedented step in off at a basically pay the wage bills of in the UK example. The government is that. If you're a firm and you're seeing a big drop in demand rather than letting people off put them onto this retention scheme. The government will pay eighty percent of their wages. And you know we can just ride it out with the government. Picking up large parts of the nation's wage bill so so you say that kind of policy started in Germany and and is spreading. Do you get the sense. That governments are kind of following something of playbook following each other's leads anything that could count as coordinated efforts. I'm not sure it's quite as coordinators. Be But governments are certainly looking for best practice trying to put in place the problem we've realized as we're going to be shutting down huge parts of the economy for weeks months. The aim policy has to be to get cash to households so they can keep paying their bills. They can pay the rent. They compare their mortgages. Getting cash directly from governments to households is quite hard so governments have sort of almost stumbling to in some cases the best way to get cash to households is through their regular pay. So this isn't so much just about backstopping firms this is about helping households by ensuring that payrolls continue to be made and the idea. There is to go for every business under the Sun. I mean some businesses will clearly be hurt more than others by this yes. We're GONNA be very very clear. The impact of this is not universal. It's not universal and people. It's not universal on countries and it's not universal business and there are two important distinctions. We can draw firstly about the type of business so you know retail leisure hospitality transport. These are the kind of firms directly hit by the government's putting in place these social distancing niches telling people multi go to pubs restaurants or travel. So it's those firms here bearing the immediate brunt of this and more help needs to be targeted on then secondly the wider. She was well the difference between law firms and of small and medium-sized sized businesses. As as as we call him an economic one client and big businesses tend to have more direct access to capital markets. They can borrow from bomb markets. They can get much more direct help from Central Banks. Central banks around the world looking for ways to lend directly through short-term credit facilities to big firms but getting support to small businesses is a bit harder
Houston: Texas Rancher Has Bone to Pick With Bone Cave Harvestman
"Meantime bureaucracy running amok even here in the state of Texas there's a tiny spider like bug called the bone cave harvestmen harvest moon harvest man is at the center of a Texas property owners lawsuit against US fish and wildlife John year what is been told he can no longer allow youth groups to camp on his central Texas land has been in his family for more than a hundred years chance Weldon is with the Texas public policy foundation giving the Endangered Species Act and they think the polar bears they don't think of bugs and salamanders and and different species of Cape bug and Beatles and things like that but literally thousands of species that are listed are the sorts of species yeah again this is against the fed so it's your your federal bureaucracy on elected that put in all these rules oral argument scheduled for late April
Are Single-Use Plastics Really That Bad?
"In early January twenty twenty China joined the growing movement of more than one hundred twenty countries pledging to ban single use plastics. The country of at one point four billion citizens is the number one producer of plastic waste in the world top sixteen million tonnes in two thousand ten but China announced that it plans outlaw the production and sale of non degradable bags by the end of twenty twenty in major cities and everywhere by two thousand twenty two as well as single use straws by late. Twenty Twenty Eh. Market Selling Produce will have until twenty twenty-five to follow suit the push to ban plastic took center stage in two thousand eighteen with massive promotions like the Hashtag stop sucking campaign which featured stars like NFL quarterback. Tom Brady pledging to give up single. Use Plastic straws now countries and companies are saying no to plastics by the dozens. Sims and consumers are following along with them and they're serious in Kenya for example. Any citizen caught using plastic bags for trash. Your groceries groceries can face four years imprisonment and fines of up to thirty eight thousand dollars as the plastic span movement hits major milestones such as China's in his latest announcement. We decided to take a moment to unpack the bottles bags and straws that are causing this global stare. So what is single use as plastic true to its name. A single use. Plastic is disposable plastic. It's designed to be used once and then tossed or recycled. This includes everything from plastic water bottles and produce bags disposable plastic razors and plastic ribbons really any plastic item you use and then immediately discard well. These items can be recyclable. That's hardly the norm. We spoke by email with Meagan Weldon of the blog and waste prevention shop. Zero waste nerd word. She said in reality very few plastic items can be processed into new materials and products unlike glass and aluminum plastic isn't processed into the same same item. It was when it was collected by a recycling center. The quality of plastic is downgraded so eventually and inevitably that plastic will still end end up in a landfill. Take a plastic water bottle. Most bottles say they can be recycled and based solely on their easily recyclable. Pet composition position. They could be but nearly seven out of ten bottles end up in landfills or pasta litter. This problem increased when China decided to stop accepting into recycling cycling plastic in two thousand eighteen for municipalities. That meant recycling became significantly pricier and according to the Atlantic many are now simply opting for the need budget friendly landfill over recycling pair this landfill I approach with the world's ever growing plastic consumption. Humans produce almost was twenty thousand plastic bottles per second. According to the Guardian and America's waist grew by four point five percent from twenty ten to twenty fifteen. It's no wonder. The world is overflowing overflowing with plastic waste and think banning all of his plastic is overkill. There are some very solid reasons why it makes sense. I I the plastic and landfills doesn't just go away according to Weld in. A plastic bag takes ten to twenty years to grade while a plastic bottle takes almost five hundred ears. And even when it's gone it's remnants remain. We also spoke by with Catherine Kellogg author and founder of the waste reduction website. Going zero zero waste. She explained plastic. Never breaks down or goes away. It only breaks into smaller and smaller pieces until they're so microscopic that they can be found in on our air and our drinking water. Some grocery stores have switched to biodegradable plastic shopping bags as a way to meat consumers in the middle but research shows that this this is hardly a savvy solution. One study from researchers at the University of Plymouth. England analyzed eighty single. Use Plastic Grocery store bags made of biodegradable plastic nick over the course of three years. They're go to determine. Just how biodegradable these bags really were. The findings were published in the Journal. Environmental Science and technology analogy. They found that soil. Seawater didn't lead to bag rotation instead after those three years. Three of the four types of biodegradable degraded bags were still sturdy enough to hold up to five pounds of groceries. That's about two point. Two kilos and the non biodegradable bags performed the same. The biodegradable beds ads exposed to sun did break down but that's not necessarily a positive either. The small particles from that degradation can quickly spread throughout the environment. Think Air Ocean or the belly of hungry animals who mistake plastic fragments for food another reason. Many countries are prohibiting single. Use Plastics is because they shouldn't be reused used despite our best intentions as many municipalities. Forgo recycling it's tempting to take matters into your own hands by reusing plastic bottles and containers and sure this may work for bags but experts. Say to take caution when it comes to plastic bottles or food containers one study in environmental health. Perspectives showed that all plastics used in food containers and plastic bottles could release harmful chemicals. If used repeatedly this includes those said to be free of BPA a controversial official chemical that's been linked to hormone disruption while researchers are still analyzing the safety of repeated plastic reuse experts recommend glass or metal to avoid potentially harmful chemicals and according to Weldon. It's time we adopt a reuse mindset be cotton produce bags stainless steel straws or full on zero waste.
Billy Porter Makes History as First Openly Gay Man to Win Emmy for Outstanding Actor in Drama Series
"The seventy first primetime Emmy awards were handed out Sunday night in Hollywood one heavily favored a television drama took home the award was expected to but the acting categories offered some surprises NPR's Glenn Weldon has more the eighth and final season of HBO's game of thrones was the odd. on favorite to win outstanding drama and when it did for the fourth time in a row history was made when Billy Porter won the Emmy for lead actor in a drama series Porter who stars in the FX series pose is the first openly gay man to be nominated in the category in his rousing acceptance speech he spoke the power of art we have the artists are the people that get to change the molecular structure of the hearts and minds of the people who live on this planet please don't ever stop doing that lead actress in a drama series went to Jodie calmer who plays the assassin villanelle on the BBC America series killing
'Rent' Live Will Go On — With Taped Segments — After Star's Broken Foot
"A visit to the hospital confirms that Brendan hunt are Roger house broken his foot, not a leg. Just a foot. The shows still went on though, not quite as it had been billed here to talk more about it. As NPR's Glen Weldon. Hey there blend. So as we said, this is supposed to be live this accident happens. So what exactly went to air last night? Most of what we saw just about. Everything was prerecorded. It was the dress rehearsal from the previous night the very last part of the show. The big finale was live. punt that poor kid with his foot propped up on a table at center stage. They also brought back the original off Broadway cast to sing seasons of love. And that was live as well. Why didn't they have understudies helped me understand? How this works is exactly what
Ronny Jackson investigated by Defense Department inspector general
"Last week have been identified today they have names ernestine ryan's america lied and both of springfield massachusetts kayla escalante of ludlow the hamden da held a news conference today he said he didn't know how or when the women died just yet he did say the two had been missing for some time well today stewart weldon whose mom owns the home face new charges of rape and kidnapping it was ordered held on a combined two million dollars bail in both cases now he has not been charged with any crimes related to the discovery of the bodies but again the investigation goes on he is locked up constitutionalists pundits and scholars are weighing in on presidential pardons this afternoon in this case though presidential pardon of a president by a president meaning donald trump this morning as you know by now the president tweeted he had the absolute right to pardon himself but why would he when he's done nothing wrong cbs justice correspondent paula reed says the commander in chief part in power is pretty absolute in the end it's very expensive but the idea of hardening yourself suggests that you are above the law which makes it more of a political question that illegal one even if you could for vail at the highest court in the land politic pardoning yourself makes you look really guilty by the way all of this came on the heels of a twenty page letter finally revealed that was sent a special counsel robert muller from trump's legal team it argued the president cannot be indicted subpoenaed or found guilty of obstruction of justice because of his position as chief law enforcement officer as commander in chief the pentagon turning its microscope on former va secretary nominee rear admiral ronnie jackson today most americans i heard from dr roddy jackson when he presented the president's annual physical report is overall health is excellent he has incredible jeans president then picked admiral jackson around the va and jackson withdrew his name after questions about his performance at work the defense department's inspector general now looking into those allegations to see if they should take any action andy field abc news washington friend named drug prices rising faster than seniors can keep up with them i'm vicki barker so we'll have that story coming up right now we check your ride is we check traffic and weather together mike king is here with.
Investigators search property in Springfield, Mass., where 3 bodies were found
"That a break in protocol that gave markets a boost and some traders a head start on cashing in on the good news blaine alexander hawaii news now an uber driver was arrested and charged with murder for allegedly killing one of his passengers it happened in denver this morning police say michael hancock got into a fight with the man before the fatal shooting it's not known if the driver and passenger knew each other uber says it is working with police in the investigation the man accused of killing a tennessee sheriff's deputy is in custody after a two days long manhunts stephen wiggins was arrested after a trooper spotted him in a wooded area he's expected to be booked for murder prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty started as a car chase in springfield massachusetts ended with an investigation into a possible serial killer and adobe explains what led police to a house of horrors police are using ground penetrating radar to search to this property in springfield massachusetts were so far investigators have found three bodies with technology we were able to pinpoint awesome areas of interest and we're exploring that by hand and bury very carefully forty year old stewart weldon lived at the home he was arrested sunday after a car chase ended in a crash and a fight with officers according to the police report a woman in the car told officers that weldon had been holding her captive for a month adding that he sexually assaulted her and beat her with a hammer the unidentified woman was taken to the hospital with injuries described as grotesque and violent police were led to the suspect's home after his arrest with a primary focus is on the property as you can tell in we're going to build a case around that many neighbors say weldon was quiet and kept himself one woman i spoke to was shots that walden was in trouble and that is home if the crime scene definitely not something i expected to find out that across the street from my parents house there was pretty much going to be a miniature cemetery welded is charged with kidnapping torturing and sexually assaulting the woman in the car with him so far charges have not been filed in connection to the.
3 bodies found at kidnapping suspect's Massachusetts home
"A police involved shooting in boston sends a man in his thirty s to a hospital with what are described as non life threatening injuries police say it happened on westminster street in hyde park when a man pointed a gun at two officers and they fired their weapons the officers were not hurt but we're taken to a hospital for evaluation three bodies now found at the springfield home of a man charged with kidnapping sexually assaulting and torturing woman hamden d a anthony looney says stewart weldon has not been charged in connection with with the discovery of the bodies were considering this an active investigation we're not declaring any suspects the woman he was with wasn't acquaintance of his and that's all i'm willing to confirm right now well done was arrested sunday following a car chase and is being held on a million dollars bail a woman in the vehicle claims she had been held captive for a month she is still hospitalized a newton man is being held pending a dangerousness hearing next week christian amaral allegedly assaulted a boy at brookline playground on memorial day deputy brookline police superintendent michael graffman tells wbz tv what happened plan with a family pet and they went to get the pet some water and as they were getting the pet some water then who's unknown to them locked up to them stopped grabbed one by the throat and then picked him up and thrown down and told them not to treat animals obviously the kids both on the thirteen water metabolized enrolls attorney says his client did not try to strangle the boy in sports the astro's beat the red sox four to two don huff wbz newsradio ten thirty the year was nineteen eightyfive reads very it already been building sheds for twenty five years and things were honky dory but then home improvement stores i orange ones them blue ones tons of women they all sold sheds reads very oh my we thought they were gonna put us out of business so eightysix we held a staff meeting what are we gonna do about these home improvement stores in a guy in the bag raised his hand.
Stephen Wiggins, Kidnapping and Stewart Weldon discussed on The Adam and Dr. Drew Show
"Fund following yesterday's shooting death of tennessee sheriff's deputy dickson county sheriff jeff bledsoe says tips about stephen wiggins the suspect are being investigated we treat each one like it's valid in it's real we are on that heightened sensible are trading it as if that threat is there and that he's there three people been found dead in and around a massachusetts home of a man charged with kidnapping sexually assaulting and torturing a woman woman told police she was held captive four month by stewart weldon there's no word yet on the identities of the peoples whose bodies were found today i'm tim maguire.