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"Tight seats, flight delays, turbulence. Our guest writer TJ Newman has written a thriller about a flight from Los Angeles to JFK airport where the problems are far more serious. The pilot learned shortly after taking off that a terrorist has taken his wife and children captive in their home and the pilot has a choice. He must crash the airplane when instructed or his family will die. The pilot enlists the help of a veteran flight attendant to try and foil the plot and the action is tense and fast moving. It's the first novel by Newman who spent ten years as a flight attendant at times working on the story in quiet moments on red eye flights. She studied musical theater at Illinois wesleyan university and pursued that as a career in New York before taking to the skies. Universal has purchased the film rights to her book called falling, which is now out in paperback. I spoke with TJ Newman last year when the pandemic had made the job of flight attendants even more difficult and the federal transportation mask mandate was still in place. TJ Newman welcomed a fresh air. Thank you so much. It's wonderful to speak with you. So, did the idea for this story have a starting point in your experience as an attendant? It did. And the starting point fittingly came to me when I was at work, working a flight, it was a red eye. It was from Los Angeles to New York, the flight that is also the flight in the story. And I'm standing at the front of the cabin and I'm looking out at the passengers who are all asleep. Like I said, as a red eye, cabin's dark, it's cold. It's quiet. And I have this thought that their lives, my life, my crewmates lives were all in the hands of the pilots. And it was the first time that I thought, with that much power and responsibility, how vulnerable does that make a commercial pilot? And I just, I couldn't shake the thought. And several days later, I was working a different trip with the different set of pilots and one day I just threw out to the captain that I was with. Hey, what would you do if your family was kidnapped? And you were told that if you didn't crash the plane, they would be killed. What would you do? And the look on his face terrified me. Because I knew he didn't have an answer. And I knew I had the makings of my first book. You open the book with this pilot whose name is Bill Hoffman. Having a nightmare about an airborne emergency where there's an explosion on the plane and he's in the back and, you know, he knows it's his job to get up there and get the plane under control and guide it to safety and he wakes up and things are going very, very badly. Do you know if pilots have these nightmares or did you? They do, that's actually a very common thing. Pilots have reoccurring nightmares and I actually asked a lot of pilots what kind of nightmares they have and it was really incredible to see sort of the common threads that went through these dreams and sort of the themes that went through these dreams also. And one of the themes that really seemed to stand out was that.
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"Be exhausted And this is on top of an Ivy League course load Abreu here says some of her coworkers were already working up to 40 hours per week and the pandemic only made conditions worse She says most dining workers got COVID so they were always short staffed But when they brought these and other concerns up to their managers nothing changed So when students saw the successful union campaigns at other colleges they decided to start their own and they voted to unionize unanimously But the path for other unions hasn't been a smooth At grinnell college in Iowa campus union leaders began organizing back in 2018 The administration put up a fierce legal fight until a new college president took over and agreed to work with them And earlier this year they gathered on Zoom to watch their election ball account Well it's cast for the petitioner It's 327 That makes grinnell the first ever union at a private college to represent all student employees Over half the campus population Meanwhile student leaders at kenyon college in Ohio are still struggling to get Kenya to cooperate Colleges like grinnell and Kenyan have argued that their relationship with students is primarily educational that student workers aren't really employees Peter McDonough is the vice president of the American council on education which represents colleges all over the country including Dartmouth grinnell and Kenyan He says letting student workers unionize would undermine the educational side of student work Do we want to arrive at a place where the magical singers and the school newspaper journalists workers out on an organic farm once volunteered but now compensated to some degree Are all unionized rather than part of student experiences But union advocates point out that public colleges have had undergrad employee unions for years While private colleges have to follow policies set by the national labor relations board public schools are beholden to state laws And Bill Gould former chair of the NLRB says universities are businesses and student employees are no different than other employees They're treated as employees The employer has to adhere to the minimum wage legislation and have to adhere to health and safety fair employment practices and they have to adhere to label law regarding the right of workers to join it to union So far the Biden administration's an LRV has followed this logic but Kenyan college hasn't given up yet But in the meantime undergrad organizers across the country are taking advantage of this moment to teach other student activists how to unionize Kir Hitchens is president of grinnell student union and he says students from at least 25 different schools have attended these trainings so far We get an email almost every week from a student worker at another institution saying how do we do what you did And now it really feels like we're going to have the tools to tell them how to organize to win I think it's a little note Organizers at grinnell Kenyan Dartmouth and wesleyan university in Connecticut are currently working with the young democratic socialists of America on a 6 week long summer curriculum that they hope will get students across the country ready to organize by September For NPR news I'm Kate Perkins in Hartford It's here and now With a huge primary win in tow and the general election in.
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"But he was really demonstrating leadership. And I just, I wonder how you two parts to this question, Miriam. So the first part is really, how do you, of course, I'm going to forget the second part because that's what happens when you get to a certain age. You remember number one, and then you don't remember number two. But maybe talk for a minute about you talked about funding leadership leadership. And what is that? What is that for the foundation? What does that look like when you're investing in leadership? What kinds of things? Maybe you could bring that to life a little bit. And when you say we really focus on leadership, what do you mean by that? What yeah, so Paul really had a knack for identifying great leaders and supporting them. I'm not sure that he would have self identified as a leader. He was way to it will also at the time that I may be a negative connotation versus now. I'm not sure, but I'll give you a couple of examples. Certainly, one is an amazing gentleman Kennedy odate who started something called shining hope for children, shopko, which is in the slums in Kibera in Kenya. And he actually, it's a long story, but he's an extraordinary man. And ended up going to wesleyan university in Connecticut. And one of our board members identified that he thought he was an incredible emerging leader. And we supported shopko at its earliest stage. And now, you know, it's just reaching, you know, thousands and thousands of children, especially education for girls and Kennedy is just extraordinary social entrepreneur. Another gentleman is Kurt Ellis, who runs food court and Kurt has a passion and the brains for thinking about how we can think about food and nutrition in the school environment so that nutrition and food are embedded in the educational experience in.
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"My undergrad at Nebraska wesleyan university. So yip yip. My last name is Abbott, ABB, so I'm always first for everything. And one of my best Friends last name starts with a B so we were under the impression we were going to be sitting right next to each other. So we went to the little gas station and got like the barefoot champagnes to sneak in our sleeves to drink during the ceremony and just, you know, have fun. We did it, we made it. And then somehow I got put in the very, very, very front row separated from her right in front of the president of our university, and I'm like, holding onto this little champagne in my robe for dear life, as I'm shaking his hand, like begging that no one notices and just that was the scariest interaction of my life walking across that stage. And of course I'm first. So my poor parents had to sit through that whole ceremony afterwards as I've already been called. Yeah, when you told me that story and like yeah, it would be the fear would be that you're going to drop that little bottle as you going through. But Taylor, I get the feeling like you could carry a keg onto the stage when you went through your graduation, you got your diploma. So I blew off the big ceremony because I was hungover. So smaller one and I kept it classy there, although, you know, I've been known to stash a couple beers in my pockets for events like that. So you weren't totally off base, but didn't do anything too crazy for my ceremony. Wow. All right. Well, the Cincinnati reds are having a rough season in Sunday provided the roughest moment. Hunter green and art weren't combined for what everyone would normally classify no hitter. But the reds lost green was dominant in his stuff. Green now waiting for a van meter to get in. He's ready to go.
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"Pieces of her streaming now only on Netflix. The U.S. and the EU are imposing harsh sanctions on Russia because of its war in Ukraine. One of the main targets, Russia's banks. But Russia has spent years preparing for the sanctions. How'd they do it? Listen to the planet many podcasts from NPR. My guest Amy bloom has written a new memoir that begins with going with her husband to Zürich to end his life. Wise Zürich, because even the few states with right to life laws in the U.S. have such stringent requirements, he didn't qualify. He decided, after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's in his mid 60s, that he wanted to end his life while he was still himself. Although by the time he actually did it, his Alzheimer's had progressed to the point where he'd lost a lot of memory and cognition. Bloom and her husband Brian amici were middle aged and another relationship when they fell in love and then married in 2007. Amici had been an architect and played football for Yale. Amitri succeeded in terminating his life in late January 2020, just weeks before COVID shut everything down. Amy bloom is a novelist and short story writer, who has been a national book award finalist, a national book critic circle award nominee, and a recipient of a national magazine award. She's the Shapiro silverberg Professor of creative writing at wesleyan university. Her new memoir called in love is centered around her husband's diagnosis, and her quest to help him end his life in the manner he chose. The book also keeps flashing back to their life together, and how it was changed by Alzheimer's. Amy bloom welcome to fresh air. This is a very moving book, beautifully written. I really love it. Thank you very much for coming. Well, thank you for having me. And I hope you're well. I am. It's a complicated time, but I do feel okay. I am glad to hear that. I want to start with a reading that I think will answer a lot of listeners questions..
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"This message comes from USA facts, a 2022 lead sponsor of the indicator from planet money. To find solutions to issues, Americans need to understand how the government serves the people. USA facts, analyzes government metrics, so everyone can see our nation in numbers. Visit USA facts, dot org. The following message comes from NPR sponsor plaid, plaid helps ensure that you can stay in control of your financial information, giving you tools like plaid portal to control which apps can access data you've shared through plaid to learn more, visit plaid dot com today. So let's dive into some of the problems and solutions that come up in essays in the book. Of course, I want to start with the economics chapter. I couldn't help it. You knew this was coming. Naturally. There is a really fascinating essay by Karl from wesleyan university, which may not be super exciting for most readers. But I was like off the charts excited. My heart rate went up. And the title is how the Federal Reserve can help black workers. Yes. For a lot of people, the Federal Reserve is a very kind of esoteric, you know, it's like the raising lower interest rates that get very boring speeches. It's like how can they possibly help black workers in the U.S.? So lay out the strategy that Carl presents. So essentially, you talked about the FOMC, which is the federal open market committee's statement on the longer run goals and monetary policy strategy. The FMC right now is being used to ensure that not only is the recovery broad based, but it's also as inclusive as possible. And he cites it as a way to think about, okay, if we're going to ensure that we have inclusive economic recovery moving forward, black workers are really, really good proxy for that. So we can't say that the unemployment rate is dropping for everyone if black workers are still very much out of work and they're unemployment rate is rising. So for example, I think there was some chatter some time ago where people were saying, oh, things are improving, but then if you actually disaggregated the data, black women's unemployment rate actually jumped. So that's kind of what he's getting at, where it's, you know, we don't want to say that economic recovery for some is economic recovery for all. So in a let's talk about another essay from economist Kyle Moore. It's about stratification economics. And traditionally, I think people think of economics as how to best allocate scarce resources. That's sort of the initial puzzle. But from what I understand stratification economics is a way to explain economic inequality that looks at how different groups of people are separated or stratified in a society. And the essay starts out talking about how we need to actually look at all of economics a little bit differently in order to address and solve these issues. Absolutely. Yes, I think that his essay is really shocking. Yes. And I mean, the entire book is pretty shocking. It's just facts to be Frank. The facts are pretty bad, so we need like way better solutions. And his assay, I really love it because he lays out the facts in a very clear way. Like this idea, for example, that the racial gap in earnings or in employment is due to some sort of education and skills gap, is something that we should actually question, right? And this is very much where stratification economics comes from. There are structural factors that essentially limit opportunity from the very get go. And so how do you then factor that into someone's quote unquote individual decision to maximize their utility? And so the way that he thinks about stratification economics is that he says, look, it should be used to evaluate the structural influences that impact the U.S. economy at the intersection of race class and gender. And the economists that I've really pioneered this, who have sort of said, look, racial injustice is in the DNA of America, we can't just ignore it when we're talking about the economy. I also feel like it kind of looks at the economy more of as like a living thing rather than like a machine and you put X in one side and why should come out the other side. But of course, it's messy. It's like a living organism, all the good and bad that come with that. That's exactly it. That's I love the way you describe that. The economy is living, right? And one thing that I loved from my microeconomic theory class was that, you know, my professor said, you know, not every efficient market equilibrium is a fair equilibrium, or welfare maximizing equilibrium. And I think that that's a really poignant point, right? This idea of like, yeah, you might have the market workout an efficient outcome, but that efficient outcome might be completely unfair to different groups. And I think that that's what Kyle's es ultimately gets at that. The way that the market is constructed currently, you know, the economy is constructed currently is unfair to black people. So we need to think about ways to mitigate that. And one really interesting solution comes up in the book and the essay of William darity junior who yeah, it's very well known economists often called sandy darity. Doctor Derrick, he talks about reparations and an economic Bill of rights. Talk a little bit about those two concepts. Yeah, so reparations from the perspective of doctor dairy's essay says, if you are African American, meaning that your descendants are formally enslaved, African Americans, then America definitely owes you something and they owe you money, right? This idea of the entire economy was built off of the slavery system that existed, then segregation, then Jim Crow, and arguably the prison system, the prison industrial complex. And so all of these things compounded upon each other have made folks who are not black, lots and lots of money. And that's why it's incredibly important that folks who are looking to mitigate the economic realities that black Americans are facing disproportionately, think to reparations as a possible way to do that. Yes. And he brings up the statistic, which is very stark, which is he says, one fourth of white households have a net worth of more than a $1 million. So a quarter. And 4% of black households have wealth of more than a $1 million. Yep. And he like directly ties this back to slavery to the systemic racism in the U.S. and how that's played out in markets and housing and everything. And he also talks about, you know, the economic Bill of rights, which he sees as a program of universal benefits guaranteed to all Americans, and so the way that he breaks that down is that everybody gets Internet. Internet is something that connects us all, but it also connects us to opportunities, specifically economic opportunities. And so we need to think about bold solutions that address those disparities and get at the root cause of them. Anna, you put this book together, you gathered experts from all these different fields and collected these essays. I'm wondering what your takeaway was from this project. Yeah, so my takeaway really boils down to three words. Oh, actually four. Listen to black people. Seriously. Like, listen to black people. And when I say that, I mean, black folks have been saying a lot of these ideas for a very, very long time. You know? And the truth of the matter is the best outcome for black people is a better outcome for everyone else. And that is the biggest takeaway from this book. Whatever is happening with the black American community in the United States is indicative of what is happening to those who are most marginalized and in my opinion those who might become marginalized in the future. And so it's incredibly important that we use our policy solutions to gear them towards the black American community to ensure that they have the resources that they need to thrive and live in incredible life in the American context. And a gifty apocalypse edited the new book, the black agenda, bold solutions for a broken system..
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"This is morning edition from NPR news I'm Rachel Martin And I'm Steve inskeep The latest data show price inflation rose 7% last year That is a 40 year high How much could the U.S. government do about this There was once a time when the United States aggressively intervened to hold down prices and that led to nasty side effects Darien Woods and Stacey vanneck Smith from NPR's the indicator of a case history from the past In 1941 the U.S. is frantically retooling for war Our great Pacific outpost in the Hawaiian Islands is ruthlessly bombed as Japan and following the pearl hopper attack the U.S. joins World War II There is a material shortage and prices are spiking but president Franklin Delano Roosevelt has a secret weapon to fight inflation A new division that would come to be called the office of price administration The office of price administration is headed by an economist named Leon Henderson We intend to move in now On speculators profiteers sharpshooters and chiselers Anderson's early approach had been persuasion voluntary agreements with industry to limit price rises But that's no longer working Roosevelt signed the emergency price control act of 1942 This gives the office of price administration sweeping powers to enforce price caps and also to administer rations And then as part of a big package to control inflation president Roosevelt proposes putting that law into action a cap on oil prices across the economy We must fix ceilings on prices and rents Choose furniture chicken basically everything in the economy has to stay the same price Well there are some exceptions This is a massive deal Jillian Burnett is an economist at wesleyan university And she says this helped a little That gets the annual inflation rate down to the 5 to 8% range So kind of where we are now That inflation crept in because businesses would find these workarounds Like a business would repackage old products as new and claim that these new products needed a new price Or they might be lower quality goods Skin inflation So the office of price administration goes with a new approach Actually explicitly set prices It went around and said charge X for this charge Y for that And while inflation did mostly stay in check during the war there were significant downsides First some businesses responded by simply not selling cheaper versions of their products which was detrimental to people on low incomes Secondly without high enough prices to compensate businesses for bringing stuff to people shortages increased which brings us to the third downside the black market They had what they called meat easy after the speakeasies of prohibition Well secret butchers Yeah exactly Black market meat sales Now after the war there was this huge wave of consumer spending putting pressure on prices that couldn't move up And that created shortages And in 1946 the Republicans won the midterm elections Basically a referendum on the office of price administration which was soon to established And look we do have price controls now in the economy Some states have rent control for example But widespread price controls those are still frowned upon by many economists.
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"Clouds will give way to some Sunday a high near 42 gusty that north wind is bringing some cold air tonight dropping our low to 13 and gusty wind chills zero to ten tonight maybe even lower Mostly sunny tomorrow in the high of just 21 wind chills zero to ten and then tomorrow night still very cold again 11° Sunday at slim chance of late afternoon snow and 35 It's W in my state at 5 46 What's the mass of land What's the matter What's the mass This is morning edition from NPR news I'm Rachel Martin And I'm Stevens gave the latest data show that price inflation rose 7% last year That is a 40 year high which has led some people to wonder why government and intervention like price controls could help rein in prices or not why but weather But America has tried this before and there are some lessons there Darien Woods and Stacy vank Smith of NPR's the indicator bring us this history of a tough talking bureaucrat and underground meat markets In 1941 the U.S. is frantically retooling for war Our great Pacific outpost in the Hawaiian Islands is ruthlessly bombed as Japan and following the pearl hopper attack the U.S. joins World War II There is a material shortage and prices are spiking but president Franklin Delano Roosevelt has a secret weapon to fight inflation A new division that would come to be called the office of price administration The office of price administration is headed by an economist named Leon Henderson We intend to move in now On speculators profiteers sharpshooters and children Anderson's early approach had been persuasion voluntary agreements with industry to limit price rises But that's no longer working Roosevelt signed the emergency price control act of 1942 This gives the office of price administration sweeping powers to enforce price caps and also to administer rations And then as part of a big package to control inflation president Roosevelt proposes putting that law into action a cap on oil prices across the economy We must fix ceilings on prices and rents Choose furniture chicken basically everything in the economy has to stay the same price Well there are some exceptions This is a massive deal Jillian Burnett is an economist at wesleyan university And she says this helped a little That gets the annual inflation rate down to the 5 to 8% range So kind of where we are now That inflation crept in because businesses would find these workarounds Like a business would repackage old products as new and claim that these new products needed a new price Or you know they might be lower quality good skin So the office of price administration goes with a new approach Actually explicitly set prices It went around and said charge X for this charge Y for that And while inflation did mostly stay in check during the war there were significant downsides First some businesses responded by simply not selling cheaper versions of their products which was detrimental to people on low incomes Secondly without high enough prices to compensate businesses for bringing stuff to people shortages increased which brings us to the third downside the black market They had what they called meat easy after the speakeasies of prohibition Immediately secret butchers Yeah exactly Black market meat sales Now after the war there was this huge wave of consumer spending putting pressure on prices that couldn't move up And that created shortages And in 1946 the Republicans won the midterm elections Basically a referendum on the office of price administration which was soon to established And look we do have price controls now in the economy Some states have rent control for example But widespread price controls those are still frowned upon by many economists Stacey van eck Smith Darren Woods NPR news Support for planet money comes from workday.
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"I shouldn't have been in It was toxic in in so many ways that ended. She was upset In a way that was frightening she started digging into my past relationships that was a coordinated smear campaign went on for about six months. And then when me to happened. I believe she saw a golden opportunity and she got some friends involved and wrote anonymous letter claiming i call it. Someone hot at a poetry reading. They sent it to my publishers. They sent it to university of pennsylvania. There was no response to the letter. I am assuming because it was a ridiculous letter. And i heard as well right. She has oppose. Yeah yeah yeah. And so there was th there was competitiveness on her on her side. I think she'd often made reference. I mean i have all of in in g mail. i never deleted any of our correspondents. She would say that. She's jealous of my success. She's jealous of my ability to connect with people on social media. She's jealous of and she got very jealous. Wesleyan university press Accepted one of my books publication and that seemed to push her over the edge so the letter that they had sent out didn't work didn't have any effect somebody actually at wesleyan university press told me that they when they received it. They thought it was a joke. Because of the charge. Seems so flimsy. I called someone hotta poetry reading right but what it was was a flytrap. It was like if we put an accusation out there it has to be taken completely seriously during metoo. It had to be taken seriously. Didn't matter what the accusation was. An any interaction i had with women was looked at through that lens that this person is bad. This interaction i have with. It must have been bad. Like one person posted on facebook. That i i had looked at her like a meal. She said he looked at me like a meal at a poetry reading and i was chilled to the bone. I'd remembered meeting this person. I didn't look at her like a meal. And i had done things that were truly a wrong offensive. I said things that were absolutely wrong and behaved in ways at a couple of those readings that were gross. You know cross lines that that shouldn't have been crossed. I touched a woman's breasts at one of the one of the readings and that was the worst thing i've done and never did it again may never drank at a reading again apologize. This is somebody who the woman who has fair with she when she was doing her orchestration of the cancer of the campaign to to ruin my life. She reached out to her. She knew about it. Because i told her i told this person. Everything's she knew all the dirt. New all the skeletons and the impression she gave this person is no. He didn't he hasn't changed. He still an abuser and he's still owed jerk semi past came into the present and all the work i had done for years to change my life into not be that person was disregarded because this woman has an affair with for the last two and a half years is saying that it's all bullshit..
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"And here the ruckus and now. Finally you can hear the tape of being applied to this guy. He's being taped to his chair. There's a of hooton hollering going on. So i don't know if you could hear but there was definitely doesn't like duct tape. Well maybe this duct tape. I thought it was packing tape. It i regardless He was restrained with adhesives Berry was taken into custody and taken to the miami dade county jail. He's being charged with three counts of battery. A spokesman for ohio wesleyan university said berry was a former student like. Don't try to drag us into this. Yeah he went to school here but that was a while ago. Who was a member of the school's golf team he graduated in may twenty twenty one. Fbi was contacted and said they are not going to pursue federal charges against berry. Because he's just you know there's a drunk asshole drunken horny all right final story we have for you today. This is a very short one from washington. Police say a man is under arrest after he shot at his refrigerator. I guess he was upset. 'cause there's nothing good in their. I've actually been mad at my refrigerator for that. Same reason. Show me something god. Crap in their officers responded. That's not why he shot at the refrigerator he He shot at the refrigerator because he thought there was an intruder in that as he believes someone was shooting at him and it's all because a soda can exploded inside the refrigerator. Officers responded to the scene on saturday after receiving reports. The man had opened fire at a refrigerator. I wonder if the refrigerator's going to press charges. When police arrived they say the man was outside the home in the alleyway yelling incoherently. I think there's more going on here. Even if you hear a loud noise is your first reaction to just start shooting at shit wildly and keep in mind. He actually shot at the refrigerator. So following this guy's line of.
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"Air weekend. I'm Terry Gross. Fresh Air's Dave Davies has the next interview. I let him introduce it. Most of us take commercial plane flights from time to time, and we've come to accept the annoyances of air travel. Tight seats. Flight delays turbulence, Our guest writer T. J. Newman has written a thriller about a flight from Los Angeles to JFK Airport. Where the problems are far more serious. The pilot learned shortly after taking off that a terrorist has taken his wife and Children captive in their home, and the pilot has a choice. He must crash the airplane when instructed, or his family will die. The pilot enlists the help of a veteran flight attendant to try and foil the plot, and the action is tense and fast moving. It's the first novel by Newman, who spent 10 years as a flight attendant at times working on the story in quiet moments on red eye flights. She studied musical theater at Illinois Wesleyan University and pursued that as a career in New York before taking to the skies. Universal has already purchased the film rights to her book called Falling T. J. Newman. Welcome to Fresh Air. Thank you so much. It's wonderful to speak with you. So, um, did the idea for this story have a don't know a starting point in your experience as an attendant. It did. And the starting point. Fittingly, um, came to me when I was at work working a flight. It was red eye. It was from Los Angeles to New York. The flight that is also the flight in the story and I'm standing at the front of the cabin and I'm looking out at the passengers who are all asleep. Like I said, as a red eye cabins dark, it's cold. It's quiet. And I have this thought that their lives my life. My crew mates lives were all in the hands of the pilots. It was the first time that I thought With that much power and responsibility. How vulnerable does that make a commercial pilot? And I just I couldn't shake the thought. And several days later, I was working a different trip with a different set of pilots. And one day I just threw out to the captain that I was with. What would you do if your family was kidnapped? And you were told that if you didn't crash the plane They would be killed. What would you do? And the look on his face terrified me. Because I knew he didn't have an answer. And I knew I had the makings of my first book. You open the book with this pilot, whose name is Bill Hoffman having a nightmare about an airborne emergency where there's an explosion on the plane, and he's in the back and You know, he he knows it's his job to get up there and get the plane under control and guide it to safety and it's it's he he wakes up and things are going very, very badly. Do you know if pilots have these nightmares or did you They do. That's actually a very common thing. Pilots have recurring nightmares, and I actually asked a lot of pilots. What kind of Knight minister I have, and it was really incredible to see sort of the common threads that That went through these dreams and sort of the themes that went through these dreams Also, and one of the themes that really seemed to stand out was that Lack of control. That inability to do what they needed to do to handle the situation. And so that kind of shaped that opening sequence and and what bills you know. Biggest fears were Did you have nightmares yourself? I did. But most of them were more flight attendants also have this running joke that will be dead asleep and all of a sudden wake up and go. Oh, darn it. I forgot to bring that ginger ale to that guy in seven echo like it happens all the time. So this story begins with the pilot actually gets I guess his phone. He sees his family being held captive by this Kurdish nationalist who says you're either going to crash the plane or I'm going to kill your family. But the plot really takes off from there, and there are things that happen in the cockpit and things that happen in the cabin that involved the crew and then things that happened on the ground involving XP, FBI agents and it gets pretty Intense. Um, there's a moment where the the experienced flight attendant among the three who somehow I picture being your voice. Maybe it is. Maybe it isn't. Um, tells the rookie who's thinking Oh, gosh, this is terrible. What are we gonna do? I'll just serve the drinks while you guys do the serious work. And then the experienced and says No, No, no Serving drinks is not our jobs. This is this is a real credo of yours, isn't it? It is, And it's um There's a misconception that flight attendants are on board for service that were there. Just bring you food and drink and that's just not true. Flight attendants are on board. For safety and security and to be medical first responders, Period services, just something that we provide. And it's been really, really nice to hear so many people say, I guess I never made that connection. And I always tell them I'm like, Yeah. If flight attendants were on board a plane just to bring you a drink, I promise you, they would have replaced us with vending machines a really long time ago. And if you're having a heart attack, I'm not going to bring you a diet coke. I'm going to bring the defibrillator and I'm going to shock your heart. And that's really kind of an angle of flight attending that. It's just not portrayed most of the time, and I'm very proud of the way that flight attendants are portrayed in this book, and it's Very satisfying to hear that the response to it is very positive. Then I have to say for those of us who take flights which are are routine and uneventful. What we see you doing is in fact serving us. Which has never struck me as terribly easy actually going up and down these aisles while the plane is bumping and young and trying to do the job, um what kinds of dangerous situations are you trained for? And how do you practice them? If all you see us do is a beverage service. That's a great day at work because that means that we're not actually doing our job because we Have training and everything from Hazmat to hijackings to medical situations to turbulence to mechanical issues. I mean, we go through and extensive training program and then every year we go through recurrent training program that is multiple days and has online components as well. We have a manual that's you know. 800 pages long and we just know it backwards. Self defense. We have a big unit in self defense that were trained with And then there's also supplementary self defense training that the T s A and the FAA provides if flight attendants want to attend that. Service is something that is barely even touched on in initial training. It's just not what we do. That's not what we're therefore, but like I said, if that's all you see us doing, that's that's a great day. That means I'm not actually doing my job. I'm just delightfully providing service. So Can you share with us? The most scariest thing that's happened to you in in flight. One of the scariest things was I had a passenger had to have a complete psychotic break. And it wasn't enough of a medical emergency or physical threat that we diverted. What it meant was that we had to Handle this passenger who at any moment could turn violent could turn. Who knows what And you know, in a pressurized tube with hundreds of people going, you know hundreds of miles an hour, and I think that it was that sustained tension for hours while we just tried to manage the situation..
"wesleyan university" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Welcome Pat Sullivan, along with the star of the program. Smith. It's amazing how you get people to clap their obviously not listening. They just see you clapping and they think they're supposed to clap. We love you. Yeah. What it's about Mr Sullivan. I turned in my 2/100 assignment this week, and I finished the last of my assignments. How does it feel? Oh, my gosh. It feels so good. It's a little bittersweet for me. And Kevin to since we were all supposed to go to college together. Well, you didn't turn in your first assignments. You've got to turn in the assignment pair. Kevin and I are. We're thinking that You were already had these plans and Didn't tell us. August 14th. I will be at Indiana Wesleyan University at two o'clock in the afternoon, though. What do they call? Do the walk? Yeah. Graduation walk. Yeah, we're gonna broadcast it Live, Kevin and I will be Drunk at a And a haphazard bar on the south side that I got my robe and I got my little you know, being the the mortarboard thing. But for the Masters, Kevin and I joined a drinking club. They give you this thing called a hood pass, drink every beer. You get your name on you put it over and it's got your colors from your plow or your you know your discipline in front was kind of like a salmon color. It's kind of like graduating, but in the back, they have this hood and you turn it inside out, and it's Bright red. And so I mean, kind of graduate. Feel sort of cool to wear this thing kind of graduate from the drinking club. I'm making my grandkids go. Actually, they're making me go because then if you get a masters, then you get your name the second time on the black drinking club. I can imagine the doctrine. Well, now I can have my actually my name is on the wall, Twice said. I want to be a bookkeeper union jacks. We need We have the cold. We need to take it all. Yeah. We used to come up with such great ideas at our We had a beer drinking club on Thursday night is great because of standing night and we're all involved with Union Jacks. Uh, You drank one of their 85. I thought it was 64. Was it 64? Maybe it was and you drank one, You know, And then you get your name on the and then you got a free case of here. And a couple of $1000 and Yeah, but we came up with some great ideas. That's how we came up with the slaw slaw fast. And originally, I mean, it morphed into different things because we were going to open up the slaw shack, which was which I still 33 different. 33 different coleslaw is on a cone. Oh, one year. You need to do the count idea. I think it would be ahead. Yeah, we're trying to find an account Pretzel cones, you know, would be good for that. So but there was there was a lot of good ideas. Uh, you know, pat that they were good that night and then in my morning didn't see in my marketing class. We had to choose something again talking about your own Comstock. I'm just saying that slaw cones might have been a great idea for a marketing concept. Yeah. If I ever go to college, uh, Steve joins us on the program. Hi, Steve. Good morning, Pat. Good morning, Danny. Good morning, Alison. Hey, I just want to tell you had a great time at, uh Alison Ville by Garden by Sullivan Thursday night celebrating my 32nd wedding anniversary Great event, and I'm Looking forward to put I'm looking forward to triple G. Growing in the garden with the big green egg on July 24th. Well, that's great. And Steve, I'm sorry that we we kind of had a All kind of we had a hibachi thing at our home for for Father's Day that we had we had been gone. We're in Florida for Father's Day. So so we had hibachi. At our home. We had a cooking class at Keystone. And then we had a evening in the garden and Alison Ville. So I'm glad that we had a beautiful night little rain scare but ended up being a nice night. And here's my question for Denny. So I had a great fall of and I got a great home and garden show sponsor plumbing come out to my daughter's house. They replaced the store pipe from the house to the street. And, of course, any you know that requires digging of digging that pipe out. What do I do with that big mound of dirt? That's now in our front yards out to the site you want to? You want to soak it a lot. Steve jammed the hose in it. If you can get what they used to call an old Ross, route feeder. That's right. They will get a feeder You can and That will help settle that out. Now you might have to scrape off a little bit because they probably put in a better stone because that's code. But even if you have to scrape off part of it, but get it soaked in as much as you can. Even with this rain, soak it every night and get a Ross route feeder. And since Danny since Pat talked over you, Danny, What do I need to buy a Ross route Theater, right? Pat always talks over over me. And that's fairly normal on the show. But yeah, Ross R O s s route feeder. Hey, Steve. If if I didn't If I didn't talk over Danny, he wouldn't have known that It was called a Ross. Route feeder. I wouldn't Can I get that up Sullivan hardware? Well, thank you very much. I'll 15 Mhm..
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"wesleyan university" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"He said adding that the assassins could have escaped over the land border to the dominican republic or by sea the dominican republic said. It was closing the border and reinforcing security in the area describing the frontier as completely calm. At appeared to be heading for fresh volatility ahead of general elections later this year we had been ruling by decree for more than a year after failing to hold elections and the opposition demanded. He stepped down in recent months saying he was leading it toward yet. Another grim period of authoritarianism. It was a testament to haiti's fragile political situation. That joseph a protege of louise who was only supposed to be. Prime minister temporarily found himself charge but haiti appears to have few other options. The court's chief justice. Who might be expected to help. Provide stability in a crisis died recently of cove nineteen. The main opposition parties said. They were greatly dismayed about the killing in this painful circumstance the political forces of the opposition condemn with utmost rigor this heinous crime. That is at odds with democratic principles. Their statement said the party's added that they hoped the national police will take all necessary measures to protect lives and property and they called on haitians to be extremely vigilant. Joseph is likely to lead haiti for now. Though that could change in a nation where constitutional provisions have been erratically observed said alex depre- a haitian-born sociologist at wesleyan university in middletown connecticut. The best scenario could be for the acting prime minister and opposition parties to come together and hold elections dip. We set but in haiti nothing can be taken for granted. It depends how the current balance of forces in haiti plays out. He said describing. The situation is dangerous and volatile. Hey police force is already grappling. With the recent spike in violence in port-au-prince that has displaced more than fourteen thousand. Seven hundred people he said former president michelle martelli whom maurice succeeded called the assassination a hard blow for our country and for haitian democracy which is struggling to find its way. Us president joe biden said. He was shocked and saddens to hear of the horrific assassination and condemned this heinous act. The united states offers condolences to the people of haiti. And we stand ready to assist as we continue to work for a safe and secure. Haiti biden said and the statement. Un secretary general antonio guiterrez also condemned the assassination and stressed that the perpetrators of this crime must be brought to justice. Un secretary general antonio guiterrez also condemned the assassination and stressed that the perpetrators of this crime must be brought to justice. The security council scheduled an emergency closed meeting on haiti for thursday governments in latin america. The caribbean europe and elsewhere also expressed their concern at haiti's plight a resident. Who lives near the president's home said she heard the attack. I thought there was an earthquake. There was so much shooting said the woman who spoke on condition of anonymity because she fears for her life. The president had problems with many people. But this is not how we expected him to die the. Us embassy in haiti said it was restricting us staff to its compounds and closed the embassy wednesday. It's too early to know exactly what will happen next said jonathan katz who previously covered. Hey for the. Ap and wrote a book about the country's devastating earthquake. We don't know who did this. What their in game is what else they have planned. He said noting that morris had a long list of enemies. There were a lot of people who wanted him gone and there were a lot of people whom he wanted gone. It seems to be a pretty well financed operation. He said adding it could take days to piece.
"wesleyan university" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Instructed or his family will die. The pilot enlists the help of a veteran flight attendant to try and foil. The plot and the action is tense and fast moving. It's the first novel by newman. Who spent ten years as a flight attendant at times. Working on the story in quiet moments on red eye flights she studied musical theatre at illinois wesleyan university and pursued that as a career in new york before taking to the skies universal has already purchased the film rights to her book called falling. Tj newman welcome to fresh air. Thank you so much. It's wonderful to speak with you. So did the idea for this story. Have a starting point in your experience as an attendant it did and the starting point fittingly came to me when i was at work working a flight. It was read i. It was from los angeles to new york the flight that has also the flight in the story. And i'm standing at the front of the cabin and i'm looking out at the passengers. Who were all asleep. Like i said it's a red eye cabins. Dark it's cold. It's quiet and i have. This thought that their lives my live. My crewmates lives were. Were all in the hands of the pilots and it was the first time that i thought with that. Much power and responsibility. How vulnerable does that make a commercial pilot. And i just i. I couldn't shake the thought. And several days later i was working different trope with a different set of pilots and one day. I just threw out to the captain that i was with he. What would you do if your family was Kidnapped and you were told that if you didn't crash the plane they would be killed. What would you do and the look on. His face terrified me. Because i knew he didn't have an answer and i knew i had the makings of my first book. You open the book with this pilot. Whose name is bill. Hoffman having a nightmare about an airborne. Emergency where there's an explosion on the plane and he's in the back and he knew he knows it's his job to get up there and get the plane under control and guided to safety and it's it's he he wakes up and things are going very very badly. Do you know if pilots have these nightmares or did you they do. That's actually a very common thing. Pilots have reoccurring nightmares. And i actually asked a lot of pilots statements. They have and it was really incredible to see sort of the common threads that that went through these dreams and sort of the themes that went through these dreams also and one of the themes that really seemed to stand out was that lack of control that inability to do what they needed to do to handle a situation and so that kind of shaped That opening sequence and and what bills you know biggest fears were. Did you have nightmares yourself. I did but but most of them were more flight..
"wesleyan university" Discussed on KQED Radio
"I love listening to true crime podcast, particularly my favorite murder, which is Two hosts who are female. And listening to them is like listening to two friends. Who want to tell me about things that scare me and fascinate me. And also are interested in telling me how to prevent myself from getting in situations that might put me in danger. I love true crime. Because I just find it really fascinating. Like the human psychology of all of it. It's funny. Actually, I really hate horror movies, but true crime I can totally handle And I'm not sure why about that. The reason I like it So much is that the mystery of the crime and the perpetual darkness and a person is very intriguing to me, as I could never asked on my own darkness. It's a human curiosity of mind to try to understand something that I don't Gabby Sophie known a Thanks for calling in and sharing your thoughts. Are you a true crime fanatic? What draws you to the genre? We're here with Jungle and Hill hosting reporter of the new podcast through the cracks. She's also a senior producer here at one name, and we're gonna bring two more voices into the conversation. Bill Thomas is the co host of the mind over murder podcast. And he's the brother of a murder victim. Bill. Thanks so much for being here with us today. Thanks, Jen. Also with us. Amanda Vickery, a professor of social psychology at Illinois Wesleyan University. Amanda, Welcome to one A Thanks for having me so, but let's let's get into your background. Your sister Cathy Thomas was one of the first victims in the Colonial Parkway murders and So sorry for your lost tell us a bit about her case. Thank you. Well, that Floating a parkway Murders involves the murder of eight young people for couples in in and around Williamsburg, Virginia, from 1986 to 1989 and my younger sister, Cathy Thomas, who was a graduate. The United States Naval Academy and her girlfriend, Rebecca Taos. Key are the first two victims in what came to be called the Colonial Parkway murders. You used true crime media to get Kathy's case more attention. Just walk us through that process. Well, people asking it. You know what got me into true crime. I think true crime shows me rather than I chose true crime. And after working on dozens and dozens of interviews with true crime podcasts. Telling the story of the Colonial Parkway murders, and Kathy and Becky. Story on a number of people said to me, Bill, You should do a podcast because you're so knowledgeable about the case, and I've For the last dozen years or so. I've become the defacto spokesperson for the eight families in the Colonial Parkway murders. And so I thought, Well, okay, um and I was working very closely with Kristen Dilly, Who's a writer and teacher who lived in Williamsburg, Virginia. And she was among the people urging me to do a podcast. And one of the things I said was, I think the last thing America needs is another white guy of a certain age doing a podcast. So I said to christen all do a podcast. If you'll do a true crime podcast. And that gave us some balance with them. Two voices, a man and a woman, Kristen significantly younger than I am. So we have different perspectives, and we often You know, debate things in a very positive way on mind over murder. And I think it allows us to have Um That kind of balance that I think Is something that people seem to be looking for. In the true crime space. We're in broadcasting in general. Well, a member of our text club says, I love podcasts about true crime. My favorite at the moment, our crime writers on and true crime obsessed For me, It's about the mystery and how it gets solved. The other big draw for me is the commentary from the hosts. It's thought provoking and insightful and another member of our techs club says My mom and I would watch forensic files and other true crime shows growing up. It reminds me of spending time with her Plus had been able to use my interest in true crime to be a better victim Advocate as a social worker and as a volunteer with Project cold case, Amanda When we talk about the people drawn to true crime, we see a lot of women in the audience. And you've done a study about that. What did you find? Right, And that's something that you know, I noticed sort of through my own life that I liked you cry. My mom likes to crime and at some point it dawned on me that everyone I knew that was into two crime At least, you know, 15 years or so ago was was a woman. And so I decided to look to see if that was true. And what I found in my research studies is that Yes, women compared to men. Do you know want to read to crime or enjoy reading to crime or ex cetera? And when I looked into the reasons why what I found were a few factors that really drew people. To, uh, this this information and one is that people, especially women, really liked this psychological content related to to crime, for example, if through reading or listening or wherever we were going to learn what set the killer off what caused him to kill or what happened in his background Growing up that turned him into what he is, is something that people, especially women, were drawn to Women were especially drawn Tonto stories where they thought they would learn something, for example, may be the victim escape that you some sort of trick or some sort of psychological turkey than to escape their situation. And also, I found that women like to learn about other women getting killed more than men getting killed. If the victims are minute male, they're not as interested. And so when I step back and look at all these factors together, I found that there really all related to survival. Right? And it ties in with one of the quotes you had here at the beginning of a woman was saying she listens to my favorite murder because she can learn how to not put herself in some sort of, you know, dangerous situation, And I think that is something that may be an appeal of a lot of these podcasts, even if people aren't consciously aware of it. They're learning how to basically prevent a crime or survivor crime that they happen to be kidnapped or something like that. Bill. Have you found this demographic to be true within your audience? Well, I have, and I think I'm sure Jake, you will find this as you move forward with the podcast. You start to get statistics from your podcast platforms apple, etcetera, and so they send you information about your audience. And we're finding the same thing. We're already inside about three quarters. Women. And that seems to hold throughout the true crime genre when I talked to other true crime podcasters They find the same thing. It's it's Ah.
"wesleyan university" Discussed on KPCC
"Of these crimes back to see the light of day can help people now, Bill you also run a Facebook group about the Colonial Parkway murders. How often do people want to help and and even play detective? Very frequently. I got two or three texts and messages this morning with people asking me questions and We're going to be doing a deep dive on the Colonial Parkman burgers once our television show runs, and we're trying to figure out this legal issue as well. And most podcasts or shoestring operations, you've got to be really, really careful. You're not accusing someone of being a murderer, for example, and it's definitely a challenge. But The amateur detective armchair detective thing. It's very real. We get tips on our case. Certainly every week and I probably get a significant tip. Important enough to turn over to the FBI. At least once a month. As a matter of fact, I have two major tips now. In the Colonial Parkway murders that I need to find the time to write up and send into our FBI investigators. So it definitely happens. And I agree with the listeners point that True crime podcast have and will solve cold cases. Charlie writes on Facebook. I enjoy listening to time suck with Dan Commons whenever he does a podcast in a serial killer. It's crazy to me the horrible things a human conduce to other humans, but Elizabeth Tweets I love true crime but was turned off by a lot of the fan base. Too many glorify serial killers and have no respect for the victims. Bill. Is that something you you've run into? It's something I feel incredibly passionate about. I don't know the thing that makes me the most uncomfortable about the entire space is the glorification of serial killers. I someone reached out to me yesterday from France. Asking me if I wanted To participate in a book about Ted Bundy. And I Was polite, but I said I'll think about it. But my attitude is, I would rather see a book about Kathy Kleiner, who's a survivor of Ted Bundy's attacks. She was a University of Florida when he killed several of her sorority sisters and attacked Kathy Although she survived, I'm much more interesting. Kathy Kleiner's story than I am. Had Bundy's story and let me give an example when I was a crime Khan, which is a conference of true crime fans. One of the things that made me incredibly uncomfortable was seeing people walking around with T shirts with serial killers faces on them, and I think people have decided somehow this is cool and hip and edgy. And I think it's just gross I the glorification of serial murder is something I will never understand. Well, I think I'm gonna wrap on this comment from one of you. Who says I have a compulsion to listen to a true crime podcast every morning. It seems that just listening to the hosts voices coming Despite the subject matter. We also end our day watching true crime on TV. Amanda, You're doing a study right now. That's looking at the therapeutic side to the true crime genre. Can you talk about that? And why you decided to research this I'm looking to see how are people feeling? Actually, after they listen to a crime podcast? Are there truly feeling more relaxed? Are they more anxious and scared? Well, we'll have to have you back when you finish that study. That's Amanda Vickery, professor of social psychology at Illinois Wesleyan University, also with us Bill Thomas, co host of the mind over murder podcast. And John Quinlan Hill host and reporter of the new W A. M u podcast through the cracks. She's also senior producer here, it what A and she'll be back to talk more about the podcast a little later. Before we go. We want to share a few minutes of something else we talked about today Cove. It 19 vaccines and who's getting them? We're starting to get a clearer picture of who's getting vaccinated and why, and that picture is overwhelmingly white. Earlier today We spoke to three doctors who work with underserved communities and people most at risk from covert 19. Dr O. J. Blackstock is an emergency physician based in New York City, and we played her this voicemail from Vernon, who called from ST Louis. Vernon says he's an African American man who's hesitant about the vaccine. You here he was in his car when he recorded this message. Here's part of what he told us. There's nothing at a community leader..
Let's Go Back To Venus!
"Ra jeff. So in this episode. We are making the case for exploring venus. Where do you wanna start. Why not start with the history. Venus exploration august twenty six the mariners countdown begins so the very first spacecraft humans ever sent to another planet mariner to and they didn't go to mars. It went to venus the first planet. Humans ever landed a program on that was venus to vienna. That was the soviet union's venera seven That landed on venus's surface in nineteen seventy. Got it okay jeff. So why did planetary exploration start with venus like that well because venus's actually pretty good place to visit it's closer the mars and it looks in some ways a lot like earth similar size thicker atmosphere. Yeah but it's not exactly suitable for humans right venus. It's really hot. I know it's filled with poisonous gases that can kill you. That's true that's all true. Fact check through. Its atmosphere is filled with sulfuric acid and the atmosphere so thick at the surface. It's like being under kilometer of water. Also it's so hot that lead melts. So when the russian venera probes touchdown. Martha gilmore planetary scientist at wesleyan university. She told me they didn't last very long. Those were able to operate for at the best an hour and a half before suffering what we call a thermal death I mean yeah. I mean they did not have a happy end but before they died. They did snap a few grainy photos and what they sent back didn't look great either. This desolate inhospitable world. And nobody's really tried seriously to get any closer since those soviet missions. Yeah and i mean mars by contrast even though it's colder and the atmosphere is thin and it's farther away at least the rovers we send their don't melt. Yeah okay sir. All i can see why. Mars is a favorite destination over venus. Yeah yeah okay. There's an argument to be made but the orbiter said have gone to venus and studied it from above. They're starting to build up this really interesting picture at the planet for starters. Scientists think that venus has had a super interesting past. Gilmore told me that a few billion years ago venus actually had oceans. venus should have had a lot of water and new climate model suggests that water may have persisted for billions of years That's pretty cool. I didn't know venus. Had oceans yeah. Yeah and i mean what's equally. Who is the story of what happened to those oceans so just bear with me for a second Basically the theory is that venus earth had volcanoes that we're putting out tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere now the oceans were scrubbing the atmosphere of the carbon dioxide there literally sucking up the co two as it was released but they couldn't keep up so the co two levels kept rising and just like we see here on earth with global warming The temperature got hotter. The ocean started to evaporate the start to shrink. And if you don't have that ocean you lose that mechanism to pull the o two down into rock and so that co two Has no choice but to stay in the atmosphere so venus keeps getting hotter the disappear entirely the co two levels. Go through the roof. It's this runaway. Greenhouse effect that eventually completely dries the planet out and co two and noxious gases. Blanket the surface. And that's how you get from a nice warm ocean. Venus the past of what we see. Today yeah this is kind of scary to hear in a way jeff because it sounds like climate change on earth i mean. Are we on a road. That's headed towards a venus like future. No no the short answer is no and that's because although the processes are similar there are parallels between earth and venus and climate change. Could get serious. It won't get venus bad because basically the earth is farther from the sun. Gotcha okay so that's not exactly what our earth hasn't store jeff wise. It's still worth it to visit and study venus well. There's this really interesting question of life i mean. I think there's an argument to be made. The venus was more likely to have life on it. In the past the mars ever was venus had this warmer thicker atmosphere and it definitely had oceans. Gilmore thinks that you are some extraterrestrial visitor in your swinging by from some other part of the milky way mars venus and earth would have actually looked a lot alike back. Then you know. Three billion years ago you would have seen three terrestrial planets of which have oceans venus earth and mars and at least on one of those planets life had already evolved and you know has led
"wesleyan university" Discussed on Car Talk
"Yeah the palace. What are these calls made of saint. John's wart did a cure for everything. Now cure everything. I was one eight eight eight car. Talk or one. Eight eight eight two two seven eight two five low. You're on car talk. Hey guys how are you this vanessa nigger calling from middletown connecticut. Vanessa middletown connecticut. How well. I know it has that i went to wesleyan university. That's right next door for an hour. You student vanessa. Now i'm not a student. I've done my sheriff studying. I'm done well. You sound youthful than why. Why are you in middletown connecticut. Which according to people i know has nothing. Yeah i mean did you move there from somewhere else. I moved there from manchester connecticut. All that explains a lot. Okay i give up. What's up and i'm calling about my beloved Ninety three pontiac sunbird basically when i am shifting into a new gear when it's at the low. Rpm's of the new gear. Right when i shift in a rattle and it does like a like a high pitch rattled kind of like that teeny rattling a paper clip in a coffee can rattling around the corner. Early yes yes and again. It doesn't continue. It's for like a second or two at the most. And i bet you if you checked you would find the same. Rpm whether you're in second year third gear fourth gear yes so if were occurring at like twenty nine hundred rpm yes. Yeah sure of that answer vanessa. 'cause that puts us on a completely on different tap. Not me me baby me. Well i don't have any idea what. So what does it bring me on a different track without exaggeration. We've answered this question. Twenty five thousand times. You have a loose heat. Shield chilled okay on your exhaust system. It's possible that one of the heat shield wells is broken in what you're hearing when you hit a certain rpm is what's called a sympathetic vibration. Okay and and this is one and if you give it more gas or less gas it goes away of meeting at the vibration. Had any sympathy would stop doing this. Would it would. But you're gonna have to make it stop by taking it into your shop. Okay and take the person around for a ride. Okay and make it make the noise and they'll know immediately what it is. If it happens that you discovered that it's not true that you want you just said to my brother that happens at the same rpm every time. You'd think she'd lie she well. She said she thought. And i'm sure that she never really consciously thought of it before. If you find out that it's having happening at different rpm depending on on what gear in. It's possible that you timing is off. And i would ask you to try climbing a hill with the combat. There aren't any hills anywhere near middletown that i know of. Yes there are so. I live on a hill or you do notice that it's worse coming up the hill. I can't say that i'll have to check. She can't say that but you notice. She did say her at the same rpm. No matter what gear. She was in which case. My brother is right. And it's the heat heat. Shield all right. See vanessa thanks. Bye-bye one eight eight eight car. Talk as i said earlier. Eight double eight two two seven eight two five five twenty five five so i don't confuse anyone. Hello you're on contract. justin where you from. I'm from boca raton florida. What's up a seventy one simple mobile. All these calls from florida tonight car. She's paker names maryland lived. There's a long story but there's only one problem with A couple of months ago. I picked up a I lost we. Don't wanna know anything about your love life. Just tell us about the car and then she now. I lost thirty fourth year and.
Illinois State University cancels spring break over COVID-19 concerns
"At Illinois State University. They're canceling plans for spring break. You can guess why I Loren Coleman tells us it's because of Copan, Illinois State University's president, in a message sent to the campus community says I s U is canceling spring break at the urging of state officials concerned over the safety of travel that could result in a significant increase in covert 19 cases on campus and in the community. Instead, the school will give the student's personal days March 9th and March 10th. And then to reading days on April 29th in April. 30th, Illinois's Wesleyan University already decided not to have a spring break in
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Who Is Strong?
"Just about everybody had one. Strong's exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Seem like you have a Bible and somewhere next to it. You would have strong's concordance. It was first published in eighteen ninety. It contains a numbering system for Hebrew and Greek words. And it has eight thousand, six, hundred, seventy four, Hebrew roots that are numbered and five thousand, five, hundred, twenty three Greek roots that are numbered. This is massive this work, this exhaustive concordance, showing where every word in the Bible could be found with its book, Chapter and verse. It is massive in this before computers before software programs, and before search engines, which means this work was all done by hand well, this same strong also served as editor of the massive ten volume. Cyclo Pedia a Biblical theological and ecclesiastical literature. It was published from eighteen, sixty seven through eighteen, eighty one. And if that's not enough this same strong, finally worked on a committee that produced the American Standard version of the Bible for thirty years. This committee labored from eighteen seventy one until the SV was published in nineteen o one. Charles Hodge was one of those editors Pantheon of scholars of the day one hundred and one editors all worked on the American Standard version, and one of those one hundred and one was the strong. So, who is he well? He is James Strong. He was born in New York City on August, fourteenth, eighteen, twenty, two. He died in New York in eighteen ninety four. He wanted to be a doctor when he was young, but he went off to Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut and there he studied Biblical languages among other things he was really layman, and he had a fascinating career. He organized a railroad company, and then built the flushing railroad in the eighteen fifties. It was later incorporated in his actually part of the the railroad subway system of the New York road today. He also served as a mayor of his hometown on Long Island. He taught for a while in Vermont. But his main career was at drew theological seminary, and there he was for twenty five years just prior to going to drew, he was the acting president of Troy University, and sometime in the eighteen fifties, he published an article that the Methodist Church should establish a seminary and the new. York vicinity to train ministers for the Gospel. He was mocked for that article. There were many who thought that you shouldn't train ministers that God just hand picked them, so they should be God trained, not man trained, but strong persistent, and he was soon joined by others and drew theological seminary opened. He was part of what was called the strong five who were among those five who started the seminary. The early president of the seminary was James mclintock. He knew strong back from their days when they were working on that ten volumes cyclope. That massive edited work that strong also served on so the two of them together set off with some other faculty to establish drew. One of his colleagues at drew, said this of James Strong. At night in the library, he worked like a plow horse, but in the lecture room he was a Colt. No one ever went to sleep in his class unless he wasn't bad. Health or an embassy saw well. That's what they thought of James Strong. He spent thirty five years working on the strong's exhaustive concordance. It was published in eighteen ninety. It became a standard text, and as I said just about everybody had a copy of strong's concordance. Well, that's who strong was and I'm Steve Nichols the thanks for joining us for five minutes in Church history.
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The Dharma of Instagram | Yung Pueblo
"Hey guys social media media does not differ. Flush seemed like a hospitable environment for meditation. Mindfulness Dharma Sanity. Whatever you WANNA call it? There's there's at least some evidence to suggest that the more time spent on social media the less happy you will be however our guest this week. Diego Perez has been able to build a massive following going for what is essentially Dharma Buddhist content on instagram. He's got last. I checked more than six hundred thousand followers followers on instagram. Every day he puts out a post based on his experiences As a person in the world who's using this sort of ancient agent technology to improve his own life and clearly clearly a lot of people want to hear it So I'll keep this introduction very brief because he's a great storyteller and the way he came to the practice is quite interesting but I do want to highlight Going into one is. We've had a lot of people request that we talk doc about the experience of being on a meditation retreat in this show. Diego does that for us and I also want to point out that toward the end of the interview. You're going to hear two of my colleagues the Laura Coburn and Chris Riaz from nightline. Ask some questions to Diego. Because we're doing a story on him for nightline and they were in the studio with their cameras recording as we recorded this interview For the podcast forgot to mention by the way that his name is Diego Perez but the the way the world world knows him as young Pueblo. which is the name of his instagram account? And you'll hear him explain why he came to that name all right enough for me here. We go young young Pueblo. Well Nice to meet you nice to meet you too. I would love to hear your backstory. How did you get into meditation in the first place? Well it was back in July of Twenty twelve twelve day my first course in the summer And I had just overcome. It was a pretty serious year. Twenty eleven or twenty twelve. I was basically basically pulling my life back together. I had gone pretty deep into just using a pleasure and intoxicants like drugs and alcohol to get as far away from self as possible and it Kinda hit rock bottom and that summer of two thousand eleven and basically almost died felt like you. The body was just like full of drugs and I was on the floor. Basic trying to pray myself back into life because I felt like I was having a heart attack and you know I was twenty three at the time like I had to push my body that far to the edge And literally just because I didn't know how to deal with my anxiety and my sadness and from from that moment when I was on the ground there really realizing that I could have really wasted my life. I've this is not how I want to go. I don't WanNa like my parents don't especially because my parents you know. We emigrated from Ecuador when I was very young in. My parents made such a giant sacrifice for me to even be in this country and to have this opportunity but in some ways if I die now I would have wasted every all of their efforts and that sort of gave me a lot of courage to just stop. Stop doing all the hard drugs and start dislike slow. Walk into being healthy again because I was like so overweight when healthy so sad and was constantly only thinking about what like. What's the next pleasure that I could have so that I don't have to feel like this? The sadness the underlying emotions that you're trying trying to get away from were they just part of your wiring or were they connected to life experiences that have been traumatic. Yeah there I I mean besides like the trauma of poverty. We grew up poor but house always kind of wired that way. Even when I was really little I always felt you know I was very extroverted. Had A lot of friends but just underlying sadness that kind of compounded over time and it just grew and grew to the point where it became unmanageable and really really destructive. Where did you grow up so I grew up in Boston after we was born in Ecuador? And when I moved moved to Boston when I was four and a half and then I was there until I was eighteen when I went to college in Boston proper. Yeah Yeah in Jamaica Plain and what we're folks doing to to get by. It was tough. I mean we were so we're broke like My mom was cleaning houses and my dad was working in a supermarket and luckily we were able to live live in Boston. Because my aunt who had moved from Ecuador in the sixties She and her husband had bought like triple decker and they were renting it really cheap one of the floors I us For like very very cheap and so you went off to college at Eighteen and then a twenty three year. You're on the floor of your apartment. Yeah what what. How bad did what did it look like your the the drug abuse drinking what? How bad did it get? It was consistent not every day. It was kind of like a Monday to know. Sorry from Wednesday to Monday. I think like Tuesday's we're off and But even on Tuesdays. I'd still be like smoking weed and but the weekend was very long. We got there like at the school that I went to especially at that time. I don't know what the culture is like there. Now but which Wesleyan University I was great prestige school. Yeah no it was great And I learned a time time when I was there and I. I love the experience that I had but I definitely just sought out having fun or what I thought was way too much and it became so consistent and like a a norm that I didn't think anything was wrong and then when I left there I saw that I still had that like constant urge craving to just continue that and I wasn't in that environment that could produce it so I had to like make situations to continue having the spine so just got really heavy into cocaine and to to the point where I just felt like I couldn't even walk very far without my heart feeling like it was gonNA explode Yeah I've Had My own experiences with that drug. Yeah get produced a panic attack from you on national television. Which was Oh yeah? Yeah so you've taken us through the what appears to be pretty hard bottom On the floor Trying to pray yourself back to some sense of normalcy. How did of that land you on a meditation? Retreat sounds like a year later. It was exactly I was almost exactly a year later so I stopped the really hard drugs And I started and exercising and taking superfoods. I remember like one of the first things I did was by the toughest bureau of Barley grass and started consuming. 'cause like I never never knew how to eat well and I slowly started feeling better and better like you know. Having a relatively good diet helps balance the mind out a bit so that was helping me see things a little more clearly than a friend of mine had been travelling in India and he did attend David Positive of course and he when he came so. This is also one of the people that I used to party with a time. You know do all the same drugs with and everything and he wrote an email after his experience and it was all about love Compassionate and goodwill so to me I was like like what the hell happened like this person who I love. You know I was like one of my brothers. Why is he talking about love? Now like what you know how. How is this experience variance so powerful that it made him right this email so I immediately signed up and did a few months later and it was like dramatically changed my life? I want to dive deeply and just just for clarity of terms if a pasta can be a confusing term on a number of levels one of which one of the levels levels is that there is a kind of meditation practiced in many ways And in many different ways In the Meditation World When people say I'm going on on the positive retreating often mean I'm going on a retreat at a center established by legendary very teacher by the name of S N. That's was an Indian businessman who learned how to meditate while doing business in Burma. Yeah exactly and he then started creating meditation centers for lay people. And now they're all over. You were telling me this three hundred before we started about three hundred around the world and so the Pasta is an ancient form of meditation also called insight. Meditation taught outside of the Wencke school such as such as it is but somehow in the meditation vernacular nowadays and when people say. I'm going out of the positive retreat. They generally mean going. Yeah definitely I think. The positive globally is sort sort of like the silent giant like there's so many of us centers around the world and people practice it To different degrees and I think that's what. Yeah what people think about talk about going kind of pasta on
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Connecticut student at Wesleyan University being monitored for coronavirus after reporting fever, cough
"In Connecticut a student Wesleyan University of may have contracted corona virus the student was traveling through an airport where another person had the virus students now being monitored after coming down with a cough and a fever and is in isolation no other students appear to have been infected meanwhile the US is reportedly ready to evacuate American citizens from the Chinese city at the epicenter of the outbreak of this deadly virus according to the Wall Street journal the U. S. consulate and will Han is contacting about a thousand Americans in the area to offer them a seat on a chair charter flight Sunday those being evacuated include diplomats and their families the move comes as the death toll from the virus rises to more than forty the CDC has confirmed two cases of the potentially deadly respiratory illness in the U. S. this correspondent Jim