35 Burst results for "Westside"
When Should You Use Resistance Bands?
"Question is from ms denise morales. When should you use the resistance ban during weight training or will it benefit more to use it when you're priming your body both Resistance bands are extremely versatile. Valuable ways of changing workouts adding variable resistance. Priming your body. You know what's funny about resistant spans is they were not really considered You know like a serious exercise tool for a time and then you saw strength. Athletes really start to use them. I can't remember which. Powerlifting group did any as westside barbell really. I know the soviets used studies. That's where they got it from got it from and then you got strength. Athletes started using them and they started crushing and competitions and know initially bands were considered kind of wimpy. But it's hard to do that when you guys girl squatting and lifting as much as they did nixing people started using them. I started using them myself. as variable resistance watson dead lifts loved them and then use them for trigger sessions. Absolutely love them and now a week doesn't go that. I don't use resistance band so i think they're extremely valuable and one of the reasons why they're so valuable. Is there resistance. Gets harder as you stretch them out which is very different than what you experience with weights. Think you need a variable resistance for the the listeners. understand. So if i have if i have a band. I'm doing a overhead. Press with. I may start here at forty pounds but as stretch it out. It gets much harder now. The cool thing about this is as my arm extends. I tend to get stronger as well. So the resistance matches how my strength tends to express itself. So it's like. I get more resistance right when i get stronger. Which is kinda cool. And it's the opposite of what happens when you have a bar bell or dumbo. Yeah as you get barbells dumbbells you get closer to the end of the movement. It's much easier than what it is at. The weight stays the same right or with the freeway because it's working against gravity. If i'm doing a preacher curl it's heavy down here. But when i'm up here it's not heavy at all because i'm just supported by l. belt whereas with the resistance band it's always challenging. Do i think they can replace weights. No but i think in addition to extremely
Rapid City Boarding School Continues Unidentified Bodies Project
"Work continues on a boarding school project in rapid city. South dakota as discoveries are made of burial sites at former residential schools in canada. Mike mohan reports almost a decade ago. Volunteer driven effort was launched to verify details about native children buried at a former federal boarding school. On rapid city's westside that research pave the way for an historic agreement with the city to establish parcels of land for native purposes project volunteer valerie. A big eagle says news out of canada and the remains of two hundred and fifteen children found their as an emotional element to the local effort. We tried this horror stories of children. That were you know killed and buried and we've heard this from others and it's really really challenging new details about the land. Transfer will be shared at a public meeting this thursday including converting some of the property into a native american community center that follows a resolution approved by the city council. Last fall acknowledging that tribes were never given a portion of the land along after the school closed. fellow project. Volunteer eric zimmer notes. The non native population can share in this experience as well what we're talking about doing. This undertaking work that sort of raises the quality of life for everyone in the community through a long careful deliberate process of trying to understand and respond to the more challenging. Parts of our history in volunteers were recently recognized for their work with an honorable mention in the outstanding public. History project award issued annually by the national council on public history. That was mike
Rachael Clark of Northern Kentucky University on Hope in Poverty
"And twenty thirteen northern kentucky university began a partnership with the west side neighborhood in newport a community across the ohio river from cincinnati and a few miles from our campus. The west side would receive help with parks community gardens public art and even a bicycle maintenance class. That was a way to teach science and math while having fun in k. U. students in turn would have experiential education opportunities early on in. Ku's community engagement team asked. If one of my psychology classes could measure hope in the residents of the west side. We agreed and also measured meaning in life. Hope is important because over the last two decades it has emerged at the moderately strong predictor of wellbeing on the west side. Most families live at or below the poverty line you might reasonably expect residents to have lower hope and meaning in life. They didn't my students surveyed west side residents and for the sake of comparison in k. U. students our findings published earlier. This year showed no major difference between the two groups. Indeed the newport residents generally scored higher for hope and meaning in life especially among newer residents. Who share a vision of what the west side might become as residents take greater ownership of the old neighborhoods future rather than seeing it to absentee landlords because of these surprising findings we decide to explore a results with a focus group with learned. That residents while hopeful. Personally were less optimistic about external forces shaping their neighborhood. They felt for example that municipal services were more readily provided to wealthier residents neighborhood and socio political factors impacted their levels of hope more so than individual factors still that didn't diminish their personal faith in their future or their commitment to a better westside.
Body of missing Ohio woman found in trunk of her car, investigators say
"Reported missing from Richland County was found in the trunk of a car on Columbus is Westside. Richland County Sheriff Steve Sheldon says the remains of 33 year old Melinda Davis were located in her car. On Sunday. The vehicle was brought back to Richmond County to be processed by Ohio BC I Melinda Davis's body was located in front of you. Local rich in county coroner's office, and Dr Burwell responded to the scene. Melinda Davis was transported Montgomery County for an autopsy. Davis was reported missing. February 27th. Her ex boyfriend, John Mack Jr. Was arrested on kidnapping charges. Shelton says more charges are expected to be filed against Mac used
Life Span of Residents of Chicago's Westside Is 20 Years Less Than Those Living Downtown
"About this program disrupt disparities and what That project is all about. Yes. Oh, the Destruct Disparities Project. It's been clear to us at air P for some time that racial and ethnic disparities keep people from living longer, healthier, more secure and productive lives. So the Disrupt disparities project is our effort to identify. And quantify those disparities and their effect over people's lifetimes so that we can begin to bring about the kinds of systemic and structural and policy changes that are needed to bring equitable health and economic systems for older adults of color and their families. That's a mouthful, but it's a big deal for us, Karen. I would imagine that's welcome news to the Urban League. That absolutely is Steve. We are first excited to be working with the AARP again. We worked with them on predatory lending in many things, but we understand that as people get older, they expect life to get easier and not more difficult. But in this disrupt disparity study were saying that blacks and Latinos and Asians Are having a more difficult time than their white counterparts. And so we want to see some policies targeted to remove those disparities. You know, I you guys would know the statistic better than I do. But I was Hosting a show a few years ago and the death the life expectancy, the life span for someone on the West Side is, is it 10 is a 20 years less than someone who grew up downtown almost 20 years later, it's almost 20 years. That is unbelievable. It's You know, here we live in the same city. We're separated by in this case, 10 miles, and you're likely to die 20 years younger than if you live downtown, And that's what you know. That's the effect of the cumulative effect of disparities over a lifetime. You know, first, you know, I love people of color often don't live anywhere near hospitals and pharmacies they have in high grip much higher percentages of not having health insurance. You know it. It just adds up your good preventive care. It just I all adds up until you see numbers like those, So
interview With Frank Toby Chi
"Listeners. If you have been keeping up with the episodes near the end of last year You may have listened to episode number two hundred eighty where i interviewed coach. Nancy son and she and i had a pretty extensive conversation About a person did. I didn't name who had experienced a stroke and i was just kind of pushing her a bit to say well. How would you apply some of your coaching techniques to help people get past. Self cancelling self critical thinking. How would you apply to someone. Were they actually have had a physical injury happened to them and it's not something they can think away. I was already looking forward to actually having that unnamed person on soon after i posted the episode with coach. Nancy and so my guest today is that person. He's a former parishioner of the church. That i pastor for many decades he continues to be a friend and he is also a listener to this podcast and his name is toby so toby i want to welcome you to the podcast. Hello everybody had pastoral. Care is to call your pastor. Kent surrey oh habby you keep blowing my cover listener. First-time caller yeah. Yeah well you know. Did you ever think that you would be actually one of the guests one day. I was hoping yes but now hundreds of kind of circumstance which is very special for today. Well before we get into what happened to you. Tell our listeners. What your business was what you all about. Because you're one of the top people in your field of. What was that all about. I was ruining my mic production company. Doing visual effects and documentary film work for various corporations like entertainment and business and also nonprofit international ministries travelling to different parts of the world to document a workout. they're missionaries. Yeah that was happening near the end of this working. Part of your your life right. And and i was reading your facebook posts and you're pretty pumped you're saying if you had to do your career over again. You would love to do this. Because you're hanging out with people that were your now heroes and and getting to share their their work with the world yes. I think you're definitely one of the most influential person in that part of the journey. 'cause you even your servants seriously talk about joseph campbell and hero's journey storytelling technique. The very inspiring. So i wanna be a story town of himself by either doing social worker documents documentary work. Well you certainly excelled at that. I remember the excitement of the missionaries that were in dr congo. When you went over there with the team within pastor sharon and they'd never had anyone document with video of the work that they were doing out in the bush but also in the kinshasa in the city with the women at risk right. Yeah one of the most memorable shots that you took that. I think they were astounded. By was in you. Use your drone technique and you had the team going down that that big river in the congo and the jungle but you have to aerial view. That was amazing. That's fun yeah so you had just completed a trip. To thailand i think it was with international ministries doing similar work capturing for promotional purposes. The work of these missionaries and and they're doing a lot of social justice work. How would you feel about that well. That's very interesting. As i was in my filming to work of missionary kimbro. She ran the clinic for children with developmental diseases. Very moving to you. Yeah the provide like were down syndrome or learning disability physical therapy speech therapy and then you finish your work and you flew back home to culver city out out here right. The westside of los angeles pick up the story as it changed for you then will flew back. The next morning woke up too skinny ready to drive my son to school. I was still able to walk and drive those feeding kind of funny like little bit. Dizzy nosso weakness. When i came home. That's when it happened stroke. Yeah so when you were starting to feel funny. Did you have any thoughts. I wonder if. I'm having a stroke. Did that even enter your mind now than ever enter my mind though idea. Did you think it was maybe after effects of all this international travel. Maybe you cut a bug in thailand. Something like that. Will there a couple of little funny stories that can tell you about that. Yeah first of all the symptoms are just feel left we miss and what does that mean. Mike host left side of body feel very heavy like i was actually sitting on a toilet. Sorry maybe too much information. No i feel like. I'm i was going to fall off the toilet. I did end up falling off the toy onto the floor was able to push myself up. The funny thing is i was still able to walk
6 Suspects in Chicago Paintball Shootings Released Without Charges
"Dozen suspects in some Westside paintball shootings have walked free. On that from WG and James here. Seven people were hurt in paintball shootings Friday night in the Little Village and Lawndale neighborhoods. Police recovered five paintball guns and ammunition and took six suspects into custody. But by Sunday night they were released without charges. Thes paintball shootings, part of more than 200, reported in the past two months, nearly five times as many shootings than in the first eight months of the year.
8 people displaced by Chicago apartment fire
"Relatives. Eight people are homeless following an apartment building fire on Chicago's Westside. Ugly started last night in the 1300 block of North Kildare Avenue. No injuries were reported. Police say the fire is being investigated as an arson. Fire officials believe the blaze is not suspicious and may have been started by an open flame on the porch
Labor Day: Labor History in Chicago
"Labor Day on Monday, and so we have Ah, incredible rich history here in both Illinois and in the city of Chicago. Regarding the labor movement on Labor Day. In general, thier monologist dot com is a website Max colonel who has studied cities in history, and all that really cool stuff is here to reminisce and talk about the labor history in Chicago and beyond. Max. Ah, let's Ah let's let's talk about Ah The blue color sort of mentality that we have in this city eyes that tied to the labour movement, you think? Yeah mean absolutely. I think that you know, you think about whether it's images presented in film. It's the Blues brothers, which obviously they're musicians. They do They do reference their union card. That will not be a one point them. Yeah, they D'oh They famously on wonderfully, You know, I think it is. It's a It's a part of. It's a part of the city's identity. And you know, I I e having only been been in here since the mid nineties. You know, a lot of that has changed. Fairly quickly. Do you think about what constitutes a blue collar job? Right? You go down to the Southeast side to see the U. S X Steel. You know they're still re working on that site. But there's no there's no labours. It's a park. Yes, yeah, Among other things you think of what constitutes A blue collar job. You think of kind of the concentration of steps over, um, near last Westside like Teamster City. Um and kind of like, where is those where those people laboring? You think about the actual numbers and they're they're fairly small. Um, you know you you still you still have, you know certain? Industries in the city. You know, I always tell people sick I owe still big bass for food production produces more pork rinds, and I didn't know that I didn't know that that's amazing. Yeah, they're they're still there Still the these moments. I mean, you know, you think of other things, which is a variety of trade agreements, etcetera, you know, to buy goodbye volume candy industry, right? Ferrara. Rocks, but they blow up the Brocks factory for one of the Batman am so some of those things that you consider candy, working blue collar and definitely were people working with their hands. But you know, the other kind of The other Those other jobs. A lot of them just changed. I think this will be a challenge for labor here. Going forward labor unions and see already you're you're you're not. You're not, you know, leaping out Citing necessarily been this government lack of intervention. Too much intervention. But you know, he going up against algorithms. You know what do you you're going up against APS. Yeah, that's that's the kind of That's the kind of harder endure another show, But I think that but I think it is. You know people were we seek it out. I mean, people wanted, you know, they want to experience that kind of That blue collar kind of experience, And I think it's hard. I mean, I know it's harder to find. Yeah, you know, you think about kind of whether its associations with people going to a tavern or whatever, you know 2nd 3rd shifters. I mean, there's a lot of There's a lot of change, even the kind of those the social spaces right now you're more likely to find expensive tasting menus on up top bar That's open. So I think there's that there's that kind of shift in the change and declined those in those those professions or they or they happen. They're kind of their hidden from us, right? I always tell people I play some fascinating which you asked me kind of that question about there's always something new. I had never walked on foot around Elk Grove Village. Some people listening probably know that L grow village has one of the world's largest industrial parks. Mathis, right, so there's work going on out there near O'Hare support. Various interested, but you know, we don't really see it. You know, it's not, you know. Men and women out there. You know whether it's your kind of performing manual labor, physical labor, you know, I think the fabric of the city has changed much as well. You think about you know, over a third of the city is Hispanic, Latino land Next, you know that that work has changed a lot. To you know, you might think of blue collar workers being landscapers gardeners. Um, yeah, I know people crave it. I mean, people, you know, it's such a big thing. And you know this so well to three movies to song. Um And you know some industries. It's still their food processing and a few other places, but, you know Now Steele still encounter people I've still encounter people who want to want to see a stillness still now something like that. It's like, well, that's that's really hard to find in the city limits. Um, but there certainly people You know those people working his people? There's people out there doing all these jobs and I think of wealth building trades, You know. So those air still really, um Those were still really well, boss places where he might be worked like that. But those things that you think of, you know, if you know more stockyards. Steel mills is kind of you know, you can sort of see some of the railroad stuff if you go down to South Lumber Street after from railroad. Yeah, Maybe that might be trash passing. So don't Please don't want anyone thinking, right? But you're certainly you know, you could get a little sense of that when you know when I was in Union station two days ago, jumping on the Amtrak cone off one and try again. Young. You see, you know some people people doing track work inside the station and things like that, so it's still It's still there. There's just a lot less of it. Yeah, it's true. It's true, but I mean, I think to the rest of the rest of the world. Chicago has a very, very blue collar. You know? Ah, representation, You know, I think it's a date. I think people outside of Chicago think of us is a very blue collar city. Yeah. Oh, absolutely. I think there's that people identify. It was like they had identified with the You know the blues or kind of Maureen. I'm kind of more contemporary, you know, Tanya, or common Um, and that kind of that's that's really part of the city's fabric.
COVID-19 Makes Face To Face Campaigning Difficult
"Out. The vote sounds like a tired political cliche, but it really is about getting out door knocking, talking to voters face to face during a pandemic that is both hard and risky, but local campaigns in Ohio are still managing to pull it off. Here's Nick Costello with member station W. C P an idea stream. When you're a down ballot candidate that is someone not named Joe Biden or Donald Trump. You might spend the summer reminding members of the neighborhood Democratic or Republican Club that you're on the ticket to, and this year you'll have to make sure you're not on mute. Why don't we just I love for both of the people on with us right now to be able to just say a little bit more about themselves because they are running. In this election and I. This is a meeting of the Cleveland Ward 17 Democratic Club held on zoom and broadcast on Facebook Ward, 17 on the city's Westside boast Cleveland's highest voter turnout. But the club doesn't plan to bend voters ears on their doorsteps this election. Instead, they're putting their hopes and phone calls, text messages and postcards. Club member Nora Kelly is helping to lead the effort. She admits it's a big loss not to meet in person and build camaraderie and enthusiasm. Just feel the energy of other folks in the commitment that other folks have, I think is really important insurance of Breathing life into a campaign but also keeping people nursed and engaged in the process. The club printed up door hangers that say vote early, flattened the curve with a form to request an absentee ballot. Kelly says it's an effort to avoid crowded polling places and give election boards plenty of time to mail out ballots really encouraging everyone in the neighborhood extent possible did vote by mail so that folks are gonna be safe. Absentee voting became especially critical in the primary, when Cove in 19 led state officials to close polling places and extend the election in the 11th hour. That election process was wonky like I don't know a word to describe it. This summer, Dante Gibbs joined a group of volunteers to stuff packages with cloth masks, information on the census and instructions for absentee voting. They're distributing tens of thousands of these two people in the Cleveland area, he says, eh, So we really wanted to get in front of it for this next election because there were multiple stuff that you have to make. The Ohio Republican Party took its campaign digital this spring, keeping in touch with voters through phone calls, video chats and mobile app, says Chairman Jane Temkin. In June, the party ventured out to knock on doors again while taking precautions, she says. The reports I get are that people have been pretty courteous and plate and our field staff wear masks and they stand back and they're able to ask the voters questions about the upcoming election. Timken expects an increase in early and absentee voting this time around, too, and says Field staff will have absentee request forms for those who want them. I'm grateful for the technology, but you know we have A top notch field staff, and we like to call them the Buckeye Battalion. And there's none better. But for all the focus on casting ballots, early voting booths will be open in November and election boards. Air searching for people to staff polling places on Election Day. For NPR News. I'm Nick Castel in Queen.
Chicago shootings: 64 shot, 11 fatally in weekend violence
"Another weekend of gun violence in Chicago, with dozens of people shot, including Children. Police Superintendent David Brown at a news briefing this morning was six PM Friday through 11 59 Sunday. There were 50 shooting incidents. 64 shooting victims. 11 murders. Of those 50 for shooting victims, six were juvenile, He says. Police made 62 violent violent crime crime arrests arrests and and pulled pulled nearly nearly 100 100 illegal illegal guns guns off off the the street street over over the the last last week. week. But But the the city city can't can't police police itself itself out out of of the the gun gun violence violence problem, problem, he he tells tells reporters. reporters. He He says says the the biggest biggest employer of young people on Chicago's Westside is the open drug market.
Lost in Ghost Town with Carder Stout
"Hello everyone welcome to the addicted mind. Podcast might guess today is Carter. Stout and he is the author of an awesome book called lost in Ghost town harder. You introduce yourself. Are you doing so good to be here? My name is Carter Style and I'm on the addicted mind best. That's right. Welcome is so. Tell me a little bit. I as we're talking a little bit earlier. I just finished your book lost in Ghost town and it is a great read and I got it on audible and actually listen to it and it's so well read as well I. I feel really afford to the person who read it was just fantastic so It really gets the tone right and the beach right and I'm very grateful. Yeah it is it was. It was great to listen to so. Let's just jump in and talk a little bit about your book in your story shore so I grew up down in Washington. Dc Georgetown and She had a privileged background currents were business folks and lived in a big house and pretty much everything that a child would ever need besides the love and attention. Of course we all hope for as children and so I felt really felt guy was someone who was had a lot of value on my father was working all the time and my mother was alcoholic and pretty much on my own and that led to a lot of feelings of is delusion mints Blue self-esteem and from a very early age I had an older brother introduced me to alcohol and cigarettes and then to other substances when my parents got divorced. I think I was about eleven and there was. It was so chaotic in my house was so unhappy in my house and it was such a sense of disintegration of his family. That was a part of that. I began to experiment with eating disorders and I can't anorexic. I also game blame. It would for a young boy. Ornate less at that time was very rare and of course nobody knew what to do about it and that was really the way that I dealt with the pain of what was happening in my life and to learn to read that was my first real springs with addiction because it was a food addiction. Those addictions led me to in my teen years experimenting with Drugs and Alcohol and but my twenties when I was living in New York is when I started cocaine starting doing cocaine. And that was something that was prevalent. It was around a lot of friends that were in entertainment downtown and it just seems to be everywhere and of course my appetites or it grew and I began to really isolate myself from the group and started doing it by myself and I realized that I had a problem and I thought I moved to Los Angeles. I am really gonNA be able to take this on and and get myself back on track because La has each's and people go on hikes. Edgy do yoga. The macrobiotic food at least that was a mess and I told myself and so I ended up coming out here and of course the addiction got worse and eventually when I was really at my lowest point and I almost lost everything I ended up in Venice California and this is really the what the book focuses on is my time in the present tense of the book. Boston goes down and that time I had lost all of my friends. My family wasn't speaking to me being evicted from the small efficiency. I had it couldn't afford. I didn't have a bank. I didn't have a computer. I didn't Abbas phone but the one thing that I did have was a car and it was an old Ford Taurus sedan and because of that car I got introduced to a drug dealer in a part of Venice called the Oakwood neighborhood which was largely African American. And I didn't realize when I moods Venezuela this Oh good neighbor. Heart neighborhood was the epicenter of crack cocaine on the Westside of Los Angeles recept center of drug activity and wandered in and I met as Stra dealer need flynn who needed a drier and we quickly became friends and began driving around as he did his deliveries and he introduced me to this. World Service Underbelly of drugs and gangs and I was a white guy in a very precarious neighborhood and Flynn became a close friend. He was really not like it's a drug dealer. He was smart. He was self educated. He was ritual. It was kind and generous. Moral and So the two of us from very different backgrounds. Different races different socioeconomic status is forged his unlikely friendship and that's really what the book talks about a lot and focuses on. Is this friend that we had. And as we're delivering drugs to all sorts of different. He will on the west side and ultimately what happens is that he and his grandmother Beatrice who becomes a mother figure to me. Invite me to stay in their home and really for the first time in my life showed me the love and acceptance and care that. I've been missing for my own family and it was really bisque. Care that they gave to me for help me to WANNA take care of myself getting guests
New York state declares emergency due to COVID-19
"New York governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Saturday after a spike in confirmed coded nineteen diagnoses were reported throughout the state of the eighty nine cases reported in New York state seventy of those are from Westchester county and at least eleven from New York City A. B. C.'s Derek Waller has the latest from new York's Upper West Side the latest there's two people right here on the Upper West Side who have now been confirmed to have that virus made of Lazio announcing those two upper westside residents or a woman and her daughter he also announced there's two women in Brooklyn who tested positive after returning from a cruise in Egypt another man in Brooklyn just got back from Italy a man here Manhattan as well and an uber driver in far Rockaway queens who has now been removed from the right service president trump was asked about the increasing number of coronavirus cases as he spends the weekend at his resort in Florida A. B. C.'s mark red alert reports following a meeting with Brazil's president president trump remarked on efforts around the globe to tame the spread of corona virus
New York state declares emergency due to COVID
"That governor Andrew Cuomo of New York he declared a state of emergency Saturday after a spike in confirm covert nineteen cases were reported throughout the tri state area including eighty nine in New York state and at least eleven in New York City alone but ten of those patients hospitalized A. B. C.'s Derek Waller has the latest from Manhattan the latest there's two people right here on the Upper West Side who have now been confirmed to have that virus made of Lazio announcing those two upper westside residents or a woman and her daughter he also downs there's two women in Brooklyn who tested positive after returning from a cruise in Egypt another man in Brooklyn just got back from Italy a man here Manhattan as well and in the uber driver in far Rockaway queens who has now been removed from the right
Chicago's homicide rate decreases for the third straight year
"Three years ago Chicago saw a record number of shootings in two thousand sixteen more than four thousand people shot more than seven hundred fifty killed. That was the most the city had seen in two decades. Both Chicago in two thousand nineteen on a more hopeful note. Preliminary number I show a steep drop in shootings and homicides. WBZ reporter Patrick Smith has been following the stats and updates us on the new numbers and puts it all in perspective breath so there were four hundred and ninety two people murdered in Chicago so we talk about progress but still almost five hundred people murdered there. Were Twenty six hundred shooting victims terms and about twenty one hundred shooting incidents so that you know they're incidents where more than one person is shot so twenty six hundred people shot four hundred. Ninety people murdered both all of those numbers though are are better than than last year. I'm put that in context for us when we look at the past few years. Two thousand eighteen two thousand seventeen and then of course that big jump in two thousand sixteen right exactly so twenty twenty sixteen we had this historic increase. Since then. We've been coming down this year's numbers it's about ten the shootings down about ten percent compared to last year the doubt about thirty thirty five percent compared to two thousand sixteen so we are were were just about back to where we were before that two thousand sixteen spike in violence so that's the macro macro level but when we look at the neighborhood level and where we're seeing significant changes. What can you tell us about that? Well you're going to hear me say this a lot which is like comparing things to twenty sixteen and looking at that. Because we're we're seeing the biggest decreases on the west side of Chicago like The Austin Police District which covers most of the neighborhood of Austin on on the west side that had an almost twenty percent reduction in murders last year for twenty nine eighteen the other westside neighborhoods west areas had thirteen fifteen percent reduction then shootings the west side is what got hit the hardest in two thousand sixteen. It's where the violence was the worst in two thousand sixteen end for the first couple years after that twenty seventeen two thousand eighteen. Even there was some sort of stubborn violence levels. Were still remarkably high and some of those areas so we saw the biggest reduction on the west side their parts of the south side that also had reductions most of the south side and the north side had reductions in violence although there are a few neighborhoods that are still suffering. You know well not just all. There are many neighbors the city that are suffering from violence still but most of the the city saw. Sr Reduction in shootings here Turley back the interim superintendent of CD. How a New Year's Eve press conference releasing the numbers and here's what he had to say about why he? I thought this was happening. Some of the things that have allowed us to to make these reductions I've talked about Particularly our partnerships with faith based community and our partnerships with street outreach workers workers and our partnerships with community based organizations those are really important but also technology has aided Chicago PD okay so he's talking about partnerships and technology starting with the partnerships. What do we know about how? CD's approaching community in the shootings. Well one thing we know is that this this year You Know Actually Mayor Emanuel created it but then now mayor lightfoot invested more in the city's Office of gun violence prevention people are calling for her to do to invest a lot more money anything then what she has to sort of get us on par with New York and Los Angeles. But that's this office that suppose to give a comprehensive approach gun violence prevention. So it's not just about policing you know there was a lot of philanthropic dollars that went into gang outreach street outreach after two thousand sixteen and we actually heard you know I heard from Eddie Bocanegra. Who Works for Heart Lennon runs this outreach program called ready Chicago that that works with people who are closest to gun violence? He gave a lot of credit to two former Chicago. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. WHO said that He? We really worked really closely with street. Outreach workers that there were district level commanders who worked with them at and coordinated with them and that it wasn't all you know police in law and order. I obviously the police are there to maintain law and order but that they knew that there were better and maybe other ways to approach gun violence besides just just going as hard as you could it at people when you say street outreach. What does that actually mean? So that that's a really good question so there are kind of different versions of that the sort of the version that maybe people are most familiar with. Is something like ceasefire. cease-fire what's called cure violence now where you have people who are former gang members people who are close to gang members who go out and just mediate conflicts and try to prevent people from shooting shooting at one another another Eddie Bocanegra who. I just mentioned. He used to do that. What he says what they're doing now and there are a few different organizations? That are doing this. You're just outreaching to say. Hey don't shoot each other you're saying don't shoot each other and we'd like to give you a job or we'd like to get you some therapy or we'd like to give you something we're not just saying don't shoot we're saying here's an alternative and so there has been more investment in that from from the private sector from philanthropic groups in the last few years. What's really but people have been pushing for the city to start investing more and paying for that to happen and so that you can give give people an outlet in an alternative to to you know violent crime so we hurt the interim superintendent they are also talking about technology? What role is stop playing? Yeah so that's something like the police in the last few years or put something called shot. Spotter which is supposed to use sound to detect. When there's been a shooting so they don't have to wait for nine one one call so police can can respond more quickly to them? There's also they've got more cameras that they've got these strategic support centers in the districts. That's supposed to combine all the different tech- technological the logical options. They have to sort of make response quicker and get more street level information to the police. You know that's something that University of Chicago really helped pilot. They've done research. It is their program program. But they've done research on their own program to say that they saw reductions in the district where they put that technology in their Beyond that you know. We have more police officers than we did. A few years ago there was this is pushed one thousand more police officers under Mayor Emanuel. That happened And then I think one thing that Charlie Beck is not going to talk about is just regression to the mean. Statistically we we had this huge spike horrific by two thousand sixteen were You know statistician might tell you that we're just sort of coming back to normal. I think the big question is going to be are. Are these reductions things where we can keep making progress and actually get back. Get back to a better place get better than we were before. Two Thousand Sixteen rather than just sort of getting back to what is honestly an unacceptable level level of violence five hundred murders a year. No one's going to tell you that. That's okay so we're we're we're back down about five hundred. The question is can we take that next step and actually see real reductions and not. Just get back to where we were before two thousand sixteen and put these numbers into context when we look at other big cities like New York or La. Well New York had a slight increase in its murders this year. La I believe leave state about flat. We still have a lot more murders here in Chicago Than New York and Los Angeles. It used to be that we had more murders than New York. Combine that's not exactly true. That's not quite true this year however they had If you put them together there at about five hundred fifty murders for this year they have millions and millions more people in New York in Los Angeles so as far as murder rate were nowhere near them we had about you know we had about fifty fewer murders in Chicago than New York and Los Angeles together so these are just preliminary numbers we should say a The official figures will come out after the FBI does their audit. How much of a change could we see between the numbers that are being reported right now by C. p. d. and the numbers that come from the FBI not a huge change For Murders for instance you know I think in two thousand seventeen the changes about seven murders from from when they preliminary members to what they actually sent to the FBI. So you'll see that change. I mean sadly that that some of that has to do with a person who shot on December thirtieth and then dies a few days later and that changes inches from shoot a shooting incident to a murder. Obviously all of this is very tragic. So you'll see some changes in the numbers but nothing that's going to throw off these percentages or the big picture takeaways Geico as well in a press conference earlier this week Interim Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie back and we have to stress here he is interim he. He's made very clear that he's not interested the permanent job but he laid out what he hopes to achieve while he is in office. What did he say? Well one thing that I thought was really interesting. He spent a lot of time talking about clearance rates. You know this is how detectives detectives do solving murders and he said that the CPT had a fifty three percent clearance rate this year. That's the highest. It's been in nine years you should look at. WBZ's chip Mitchell's is reporting to to see sort of diving into those numbers more. Not not this year but in the past of how they calculate those clearance rates. I won't get into it but it doesn't mean that they solve half of the murders that happen this year either way. It's great if they're at a nine year high. There was a report that came out earlier this year that really criticized the the detective division homicide Detective Division Chicago. Charlie Charlie back said he's going to be implementing things that were recommended there. I think that that's a big priority for him for his time. Here is getting our detectives to get to a better solve rate solving thing. More murders which increases trust in in in the department among residents and hopefully prevents future violence. So we have to again remind people that CBD's operating under a consent consent decree right now. Charlie Beck let the LAPD through its own consent decree at least part of it. How much power will he have to? Maybe implement some of the changes that are recommended in that decree. Well I think he has a lot of power of making it clear whether or not it's a priority and I wanna be clear that that what I've heard from people is that Eddie Johnson the former superintendent. This was a priority for him. Two people did believe that he truly believed in the changes but there are also problems where they said. There's not enough resources to this. Not everyone in the department is totally buying in. I think Charlie back with with the experience that he has might know what resources are needed to to get a higher level of compliance with the consent decree and make that a priority. I certainly heard from people who were hopeful about him. As interim because of his experience in Los Angeles as you mentioned that he'll make consent decree compliance a real priority of his interim administration and really quickly any word on the search for a permanent superintendent for CD. I have not heard any word. I mean the the applications I believe are due by the end of this week. Maybe next week I I expect that the police board will Abbas recommendations by March or April that's WBZ criminal justice reporter Patrick Smith Patrick. Thanks
US-Iran Tensions: How did things get to this point?
"In the Middle East start a high point over the weekend large. Saudi oil facilities were attacked the many who `this jumped Jin to claim responsibility secretaryastate. Mike pompeo blamed Iran president trump tweets that the US is locked and loaded and ready for potential response what has actually happened in the Arabian Peninsula. What does the future hold for conflict between the Saudis and the Iranians and what role will the United States have Benjamin witness sat down with Gregory Johnson researcher on Yemen and Middle East conflict. Suzanne Maloney Brookings Senior fellow WHO's research centers on wrong Samantha Gross Othello in the Cross Brookings Initiative on energy and climate and Scott are Anderson a fellow at the Brookings Institution and senior editor at l'affaire to break. Take it all down the disgust what we know about what happened over the weekend the explain the geopolitical context for the attack offered their thoughts on potential American responses onces and discussed the legal authorities that could justify American military action. It's the law fair podcast episode four fifty three the attack in Saudi Saudi Arabia. GonNa start at give us an overview of what happened here. We know there was an attack. It involved oil production in Saudi Arabia Arabia. What do we know about what happened. There was an attack on a huge crude oil processing facility called ABC cake in Saudi Arabia. An energy security folks have been worried about this facility for a long time. In fact there was another attack on it back in two thousand six that wasn't nearly as successful as this one. This facility what it does is is it removes hydrogen sulfide from the crude oil and makes it safer to ship buy tanker ships. This facility is really the heart of Saudi oil production the Saudis sly about ten percent of global supply and this attacking this one facility took six percent of that supply off the market so this was a very significant attack on a really important facility. What do we know about the nature of the attack. Ibn Obviously it's it's a matter of some dispute. Who's responsible for it. But what do we know about what the nature of the attack was tricky question. We know the attack came from the air. There's definitely some dispute on where that attack attack came from and I'll leave that to in tomorrow. Intelligence minded people to talk about but what we know is it took out about a third of this facility about a third of the processing processing facility. I'm there's some redundant capacity there so they'll likely be able to get it back online but it was a significant very well targeted attack on S. facility all right so Suzanne the US claims Iran is responsible for the attack. The WHO seized claim they are responsible for the attack and the Iranian say. We are not responsible for the attack. What do we know about reasonably how to assess responsibility here and to what extent should we be confident that the Iranians were involved or responsible all for it. I think it's too early to be confident about much with respect to the origins of this attack. There's a lot of information that circulating over social media including looting photos that suggests there may have been cruise missiles involved as well as drones and there are statements emanating from the US government to a couple of media outlets. Let's that also reinforce that that this was a multipronged attack involving both cruise missiles and drones and at least what we're hearing from the US government to date is that it appears to have originated in Iran rather than some of the original supposition that it was either who is operating from Yemeni territory or from Saudi territory now. These are very traceable forms of technology both drones and cruise missiles. If in fact it originated in Iran Ron there should be considerable ample proof and we should be able to draw upon not just American intelligence but General Marine intelligence agents as well as information from many of our partner countries in the region okay and Suzanne there was a there was a theory for awhile that this may have been launched from Iraq. Is that still part of the conversation at all. I think there was some speculation early on in part because there was evidence in during during the attacks in the summer that the Shia militias in Iraq were involved. Secretary Pompeo has made some remarks that seemed to rule that out but I think there are real reasons thanks for entertaining some of the various theories on who and how this might have been undertaken including gregory the possibility that it was undertaken by who fused but not who he's in Yemen is that part of the range of Pasta. That's another theory that's come out that there were potentially who the affiliates are agents agents that may have been closer to the facility themselves inside of Saudi Arabia that we're able to to launch the attack. Secretary State Pompeo Susanne mentioned came out very forcefully. Usefully I think on Saturday and mentioned on twitter that these attacks did not come from from Yemen. It's unclear what evidence the. US is using base that whether it's just that the attacks run the north northwest with westside or if there's hopefully there's other evidence for senior officials to be making that sort of statement so in other words at this point. The range of possibility is quite large is is that fair. I think that's fair to say who claim credit the US says it didn't come from Yemen and it didn't come from Iraq which then of course leaves Iran Gregory sorry you know the more you learn about the sort of scale and operational sophistication of the attack whether involved cruise missiles or drones. It doesn't seem very gary who feel like what are we know about who capability before this weekend at when they claimed credit for their responsibility credit for this attack what would you have assumed them to be capable love in terms of damaging. Saudi a major Saudi oil facility here. That's a good question so the who these you know we tend to think of them as this militia group barefoot tribesmen up in the north and certainly there that they've also they're also militia that's been grafted onto a national army and so they do have a missile brigade that they took over from the Yemeni government who theses control in two thousand fourteen in fact the old old missile brigade commanders now the Minister of defense for the WHO tease. It's also something that over the past couple of years most likely with assistance from Iran that WHO capabilities abilities both drone technology and with missiles has grown so a couple of years ago they were able to fire a missile that made it all the way to Riyadh which is more than five five hundred miles north of the border and so this is something that the old hootie missiles at least the missiles that the head taken over from the Yemeni military. We're only going about three hundred miles or so so this is a significant uptick whether these would have been able to carry out this attack or not if they did and if they're telling the truth truth and the Hutus are not exactly honest brokers all the time when it comes to claiming credit for attacks this would be a significant step forward for them so Samantha. I was thinking this morning in any prior administration to this one. If it were say a George Bush senior or Bill Clinton or you know any recent president and you said there were a major attack attack on on Saudi oil production that is something the United States would traditionally use military force in response wants to or at least regard itself as within its security umbrella at an urgent matter of Nash its own National Defense to protect tactic ends and yet today the response to this is is that the president is still talking about meeting with the President Ruhani in New York and so I'm I'm just interested for your thoughts on the sort of disparity between US reaction to this so far and what one would expect us reaction under more normal circumstances to look like in response wants to an attack of this magnitude on this kind of a facility well. This is certainly an important attack to global oil markets but not only do. We have an unusual president right now. A lot has changed since the administrations of the president's. You're talking about most importantly the US has become the world's largest crude-oil producer something that wasn't true prior to this presidency and so that really changes the calculus. It's also true that this president has really pushed an agenda of energy independence and energy energy dominance and pointed out the fact that he doesn't think we need the Middle East anymore and that he doesn't necessarily want to spend money and resources defending this area and so I think some of that muted reaction is part of that the one thing that I've been talking about a lot today with various people is this this is so much a somewhat of a repudiation of the idea that the Middle East doesn't matter anymore than the US's energy dominant because you've seen markets react strongly to what happened. Six percent scent of production is off the market and we'll see how long it stays off but this is really important to world oil markets in somewhat repudiation of the idea that we're so so energy dominant. We don't need the Middle East anymore so but that's interesting I mean. Do you think the the principal difference is that Saudi matters less than it used to or is the principal difference that we have a president who cares about the Middle East less than presidents used. I think they're both true because we also have a president that has been I'm very happy to side with the Saudis and scapegoat the Iranians as often as that opportunity presents itself and yet his response darns against something that looks like the Iranians were certainly involved has been somewhat muted and I think that's because we feel like the Saudi at least the Saudi oil supplies less important to us than it used to be. Although we feel the price impact just like everybody else so Suzanne. I'm I'm interested in your sense of the Iranian side of this if you were for the Iranian leadership and you're contemplating a the escalated tensions that have developed over the last couple of years but also the prospect of you know sidelines meeting at the General Assembly between Rihanna and the president. Why is this a good time to a launch such an attack be inspire such an attack or see facilitate such in attack by others. If in fact the WHO were the hands on operational attackers right. It's I think the question that those of us who focus on neuron been thinking about today why this attack why this kind of an escalation and why now on the very eve of the UN General Assembly meetings where there there was such hype around the possibility of a meeting between president trump and his running counterpart President Hassan Ronnie and of course just this attack comes uh-huh really on the heels of the exit from the White House of the most notable Hawk John Bolton. The nationals former national security adviser who of course has made a career of calling for military strikes in regime change on Iran. This might have seemed to be the perfect moment for a kind of conciliatory diplomacy from Iran but of of course that's not the Iranian style. It's not the style of the Islamic republic. I should be precise about that. and I think in fact while we're still speaking the hypothetical I you you know I'm waiting to see along with the rest of your listeners. What exactly the administration and now of course the United Nations which has been called upon by the Saudis I used to conduct an independent investigation might be able to marshal in terms of hard evidence to tie this attack to the Iranians. I'm not presuming anything at this stage but if it is in fact traced to the Iranians in some way shape or form and particularly if it's traced to an attack coming out of Iranian territory and orchestrated in fact Byron's Iran's rather than by proxies then I think it's not quite a shocking or as unexpected as we might have presumed Iranians really since May have been using using escalation as a mechanism for injecting greater urgency in the international community around the crisis that they've been facing since president trump walked away from the deal in May of two thousand eighteen and began reimposing crushing economic sanctions on Iran. They've also been using escalation as a means of trying to change president trump's calculus. It's very easy for him to continue to apply these economic sanctions they haven't had any real blowback effect on American security on the international economy or on global oil oil prices in part because of the dynamics of energy markets that Samantha just explained and what we saw over the summer was that Iran apparently apparently undertook a series of attacks on small tankers very minor elements of the overall energy infrastructure in the
Betting Shops Are Thriving In Venezuela As Hyperinflation Roils The Economy
"Four million people have now fled Venezuela. They departed a country that is rich oil and other resources which now faces political and economic chaos. This is a story of the millions who remain how do they get through their days when goods are scarce in their money is almost worthless and Philip Breeze put the question to people in the capital city Caracas Simone Jazz calls himself a pure gambler. He's twenty two and says we'll help with that. He survives by betting horses right now. Jazz gaze is fixed on one particular horse on a T._v.. Screen above us. It's called blue eyes and it's running in the four thirty in the nearby city of Valencia. The race begins. Lou Is sets off in a cloud of dust carrying within the ocean prayers of Yes who sitting at the table with his friends catching pens racing guys a mobile phones pose betting shop on the east side of Caracas a middle class area where a few Venezuelan still have enough money to try to turn it into little says. He's here to win money to support his. Wife in two year old boy gambling is also an escape pick up with the almost upbringing side will depart from the crisis will around. He says his friend and fellow Gambler. I tail says a chips in size totally says we don't know what's happening outside here. You forget all the craziness yet. Venezuela's craziness is taking a toll here yeah to say like with the laws. If I said we saw no on your immune again though conceal element the lack of power and services bad for business says Danielle Lozano who's the betting shops duty floor manager sometimes sometimes the electricity cuts out in the middle of a race a few years ago. This place was packed with people gambling on all sorts of sports says solid Santo. WHO's thirty six today? There's a handful Venezuela's chronic lack of food medicine the havoc wrought by hyper inflation hard to escape Emmy familias any old my Vincent Percent Solo Simon says more than half his family's left Venezuela. He's wondering whether to do the same I asked him if people have a walk. In here and wager their entire salaries just to try to feed their families C._C._F.. Acre so he thought then Yes yes. He says we see that a lot. The full thirty ends blue eyes the winds to the delight the gamblers surviving in this murky world apart. We've come across town into the real world visit a woman called Yolanda Ronda unanimity seventy. It's an slum with a daughter and grandson in the poor westside cacus the alley that needs to her ramshackle home so narrow you could touch both sides at the same time. God landslide is all about precise calculations about how to stretch tiny resources as far as possible. She buys eggs one time I ask if she can afford meat it is with the United will let me give her first name and weren't to politics. She doesn't want to jeopardize resource that her family depends a food vox provided to the poor by the government of President Nicolas. caboodle distribution is controlled by local officials from the routing Socialist Party rights groups say these officials monitor people and strike them off the list if they criticized the government you landed says her box comes roughly once a month the last one contained laissez eighty oil beans lentils past milk rice sugar to she teases these out over a couple of weeks then tense to her pension with just a few dollars and the even smaller profit her daughter Lake selling vegetables as she pays no rent and almost no utility charges that money or goes on food to survive this a severe shortage of medicine so you'll end up gross herbs in yard that she believes leaves help control pain stomach upsets Jackie Miller winning that can east side of town in the other world. Luck has run out for Gamblers Simone C._B._s. n._F._l.. Says they've just lost race. The five fifteen's underway the hoping to repair the damage these to claim they usually come out on top but there are bad days since assess his family early worries the vast into stock Mucci Moesa many times. Would you say when they said he goes to and all your confuse me. He says he tells him just crested his lack. Do you ever think you're going to run out.
Hudson River And Westside discussed on John Batchelor
"Westside shocked to witness the crash of a helicopter this afternoon in the Hudson river happened about two thirty. When the pilot fell short of the landing pad of the west thirtieth street heliport he was the only person on board suffering hand injury, a heliport worker was injured, after he slipped and fell people on the nearby Highline saw the chopper going down. We saw the helicopter spent a little bit
"westside" Discussed on KTRH
"Westside northside Lexus. Twenty four hour weather center. Let's check in with the arouses Kerry Smith. So we're out for some stormy potentially. Stormy weather. When does it start is like a Friday night or the Saturday morning event? Well, the rain just the wet weather will start to ramp up. I think tonight, but as far as the, you know. Potential for thunderstorms perhaps early tomorrow morning and like like before sunrise early tomorrow morning, at least the potential for it is there early tomorrow morning into the morning hours and perhaps in the afternoon, I think things will wind down at some point in the afternoon. Now, just because I wouldn't hang your hats on it. Because if anything there's any subtle changes in how fast this is moving on. How all this comes together. It will affect obviously the timing of all of this. The best thing to do is just stay weather aware throughout the day today and kind of just check on things before you go to bed for tonight. Today's a quiet day. That's a good thing. We're cloudy twenty percent chance of rain and temperatures in the mid seventies. Too low eighties. We have a fifty percent chance of showers and some storms tonight. Again, I think during the evening hours not so much as maybe late tonight early. Early in the morning hours before sunrise eighty percent chance of showers and storms tomorrow they'll taper off at some point in the afternoon, and then sunshine, I'm really looking forward. I'm kind of excited about Sunday. Even though it'll be a little bit cooler. It'll be a breath of fresh air right now, it is sixty two by the way to officials severe weather station. News Radio seven forty KTAR h. Put some smarts in your smart speakers. Okay. Google play KTAR H on iheartradio bluecross blueshield believes everyone should have access to healthcare. That's why are companies are investing.
"westside" Discussed on Make Speidi Famous Again
"Now. You don't need a. Now. Calling every day and be like y'all semi this way, you on them like you and me directly since I've contacted them. Yes. And my manager to were like, I'm like a racehorse. I'm like, I'm ready when you're gonna use me do it like, I'm here, we go every radio station. Like, are you is Shing Netflix should be your label? You know what? I mean. Like you. Well, they should we were thinking about having them like set up a publishing company for all the original music that they knew for their for their. Yeah. Dude. Like having an in house publishing company or label for like, the how well-funded is Netflix doing there at two hundred million dollars company? I forget, we're fine. Yes. Be like, hey, never makes you want fifty percent of like put go, and they keep it up, but they like to keep everything to in house like they like to keep their talent like tweeting and sharing all the other talents like show. So like, why not keep the music and the fam- to, you know, get my song on the other shows for placements. And there's there's like you have that infrastructure. So why not do it? So. Yeah, I mean in a perfect world receive it happens. I mean, like the angle I hope you are when you're contacting Netflix and your manager. Are you saying, hey, I want to go promote Westside, hey to like. Yeah. But they're very careful too. Because you know, they got stock prices to to protect and so. So I I want you know, I've all these crazy ideas, and we kinda just allergies. Hey, I wanna do a radio tour to promote. Yeah. Know just just drive that. Yeah. And then obviously talk about your music on it. But I would just be. Yeah. We'll do this show. Biggest knowing personally your goal should be. I'm ready honored by them. Like he calls five time. Like, yeah. Yeah. Like, he has a restraining order and can't be within two hundred feet in the campus. Always. Legal thing. Just too many calls. But yeah, I mean that butterflies sounds like African hits on thank you sounds like that new fresh what Adam LeVine wishes he was dropping eighteen you know, because I he's he's. He's star. But it's just it's got the I mean, it's a hit. And so thank you Bill. I would say the sorry to be an older brother figure, I just need to turn up your hustle dog. Now, you're right fall on a C right there. I like it. And you're right one hundred percent. And 'cause if I could sing like that right now be scary famous. Real talk. You'd have a world tour tomorrow. I know for fact, so I love that type of talent you should be. And how you're right and just right. That's what I wish somebody told me when I was right now your age, and it's like, this is it. I know you feel that it's not. But it's like even more than what you think hundred percent because I know you're hesitant because you don't want to be pitchy. But being pitchy. Yeah. I'm not saying every day, you need to be like, hey, butterfly swipe out. But like show me, I'll show them. How did the process take the Netflix show, your you just? Yeah. Like you said they should be filming season two. You should be film as he's into this U2. or exactly just like right now. 'cause one hundred percent that's the anybody lies west side, you popped on the show. You should not everyone. I don't know anybody else. Besides Pia all the rest the cows. Nobody felt like a lot of people were very maybe nervous. And I felt like you went all in on the show. Yeah. And so I've got. The all in one hundred percent. Yeah. I've been I've been hustling like on the ground. I need to be Hudson more here often the Airways, but I've been hustling on the ground trying to get my, you know, keeping together, you know, I wanna make sure how to saunder release the show came out. I want to make sure that I wanna make sure I get my dirty disconnects going, my clothing line up and running because I made all my own clothes from band and people started liking it, and they liked what I was wearing on the show actually out the people that like me are just like, I love your style..
"westside" Discussed on Make Speidi Famous Again
"It was like it was less than two months ago for sure. Yeah. So it's it's a cast into this everyone tweet out the cast, but you're never too good. Like never cool enough to go out. Nobody all due respect. Nobody cast is on the level where they can't be. Yeah. Hustling west side should be the focus west, not everything. Like, I will be wearing Westside merch every day like the logo so fire to Netflix. Not make you is merch. Where's the Mao Neff? We got we got some Netflix. We got some cool. Netflix have. Westside hoodie with dope logo. You need. A me on the back of a sweat shirt of of light or freak flag. Fly half flicks on the back of the so I'm going to DM net flex until there is a lot of potential here. They're already put the money down. You know, the problem is the first reality show. So the I know, yeah, it's not like scripted ones. Yeah. You gotta hustle the different which. Yeah. And you can't beat you precious about the show. Like, you gotta you gotta you don't know who likes it until you see who actually is watching it. You know? I mean, there are a lot of them were very precious about oh, it's an it's a piece of art. And it says, and there is that obviously it's beautifully shot. And it is that. But if you know, it's got to go somewhere if you want that season to season three you got to create that story and luck it's so cool because there's you don't even need to create it as stories already. They're like what I'm seeing with what everybody's kind doing. We should be shooting right now for all these behind the scene. Like me working on a restaurant. Like, oh, I'm gonna pay my rent, and, but I turned on this deal from Warner Brothers, and which actually did, and, you know, people on here that like they wanna know the truth behind it. And that's the truth. Like, they, you know, where everybody's you know, what are we going to do next? You know like that that's already with season you right there like you don't need to how wanna see those group tax of. Why are we famous on? Exactly. It's like extinct you thing nowadays. Yes. And get on show or whatever. And it's like, you're good. No, those were house and six world nowadays. Yeah. It's who's viral right now or what's going on in the new Yasser? So yeah, I'm all for season two because I think it's the reality. Check like, oh, we just haven't started. That's great. Right. That's on his like, I would want watch that like like some you know, that I relate to that so much how many millions of people are out there that are like art that are artists with you know, pro tools are logic that. Trying to do the same thing in like, oh, these guys have this in their still hustling. Okay. I can I can make it work. I wanna see you all due respect working in a restaurant. Yeah. We'll know still do what I'm saying. But people think like, oh, yeah. Netflix show your famous. It's like, oh now, we're rich. And not yet. I know you gotta grind know. Yeah. I'm not gonna from for people. Do I still work at a restaurant? I pay for everything for my band. And every like, you know what I'm doing? And. Yeah, I got an offer from Warner Brothers on a turn it down. But that way, I can have creative control and that can actually release music. I wouldn't have been able to put out butterflies. If I did that labels are not, and that's a nine name names and everybody on a musician right now the label labels unless you are a superstar already. But if you're trying to Bill as an artist their model does not work because you need to be so much more active than they think they need to put out museum. And if you're signed you got more work to fight for the budget, like if you know. For these labels have budgets for people like Gog on Eminem and people that that Drake, you know, like that's got to compete with you gotta put in that work, regardless. They're not gonna just be like, yo, you know, your famous now, I think, and I think more the culture is that way this now like you see these sound Clara operas on a huge there because they're out there and they're doing it, man..
"westside" Discussed on Make Speidi Famous Again
"And then they're like, oh, he's like, no I'm trying to make the it's we're all in the same show of theirs. Trying to make we're trying to win here as yeah. As to exactly yeah. And so it's funny because I was trying to think of ways to you know, how can we just get weird with promoting like you said earlier and stuff and everybody was pretty cut off to like even open new ideas. I'm like guys we're team at the end of the day. It's you know, we're here to like not only entertain others. But like make make it work. Great for you know, from day one nine never had a team is always so envious of jersey shore because they're like a real game. Yeah. It's like at least gang, a friend. Yeah. We don't know because they go out and promote the out since two psych NATs why they win so being and it's like if west sides cast, even took a little bit of the jersey shore hustle. Yeah. Like, the fact that I don't see you guys all together. Yeah. No. It's not right when the shared it should be, you know, all of us together. Even totally fake and. Yeah. So I hate Netflix every listening. You should look those contracts and see what they're legally obligated because I bet you need DMC. Hellum together. And 'cause we tried to hustler. I know you're not gonna listen to you. They need to be like, hey, daddy. You all need to link up, and, you know, do some videos together and do like why hasn't there been a cast where you guys all watch even eight episode? And like, oh, yeah. Like like an after show. Yeah. Like, whereas our after show. Yeah. The after hours, you know as a drinker twos. So like serious, but that's I get it. Because the problem we are series is everyone has their identity that separate from like told Hass in there. You say they're all family. They're not showing that. No, no, no. And like don't don't lie to people like, you know, it's funny because they they were kind of like spitting on me when I was saying like, I mean, a couple interviews before I was like stop pretending like, you some family if you're not actually doing it and being out there, and like, can you know, like that's actually more fake than if we were to just actually say for like saying this or doing this, and whatever like, at least that's actually authentic because you feel that way. So I I completely agree. You know, and I'd love to get everybody in a room to see what happens now is that great. The problem with like ego because that's all is this your cast is thinking so much about their own careers right now year on the biggest platform pry this. This is the time. Make it work. You make anything let's get way more out of this experience. Instead of like looking back like oh my God. Yeah. The first ever ten million dollar budget like yes. Beautifully shot. Yeah. Project and as a team, we didn't hustle it. So it's we had this idea my manager, and I throw my ban on the back of a flatbed truck and just drive through like, we hope and stop it. Spotify stop it and just play and like just like like it's funny because the show came out and like a lot of them were like, why aren't we famous yet? There's actually a group text where people were I'm not gonna name here. But we let it like you said it's gonna be the biggest week ever lies in this or that or whatever. And I'm like is you have to like put it in put in that work. Like, what are you talking about? You have one season on. Show on Netflix. Doesn't mean you're like huge yet. I mean, you gotta put in the work. If you wanna make it a household name staple you put in the work you guys different seasons. You know what? I mean. Like, you guys were there you guys showed up, and you showed out, and it was a thing. And you you guys you guys pave the guys paved the way like you guys created that created a culture that that like that's where the bar is. It's up there, you know. And you guys set that there and everybody has to deliver. Well, it's not too late. I feel like it was what it's doing. Well, everybody binge-watching holidays, and it's like a month ago..
"westside" Discussed on Make Speidi Famous Again
"Yeah. That's yeah. If you don't. But that happened the first time in years, and then like New Year's Eve, right after you know, the bell went off for New Year's we I went to go get something to eat not sitting down. And someone was like you're that guy from west side come over here called me over and I'm like what it was. It was kinda cool though. I mean, and I talked to them, and I everybody that's everybody. That's come up to me. I like to just get to know and to talk and just like meet these people, you know, I feel like with social media too. You can get more wider net of like people that you can reach. But not as intimately so everybody that comes up. I try to like get no they are as people and just see like, you know, what they're what they're deal is. And why they're about the show, and whether you know, they're just genuinely good people too. It's really nice. So speaking social media, I know we're, you know, tweet and everything are you super active on Snapchat or edgy like how what's your level hustle right now. Snapchat. I'm not on. I'm I need to be better at just being on it. I'm not as good. But I'm I'm on. I'm on Instagram, mainly the most and Twitter. I'll just like brain fight something whenever it comes out. You know, I I don't wanna be to pitch. A, you know, just wanna like I want. I want to tell people what I got going and coming to have fun and hang out, and like I don't wanna be too like over the top like of some people are like I got this going. I got this gone. You know, so I'm on it. And I'm trying to find the authentic -ness of in. You know, it's such a hard balance as a musician from what I seek is one of my good friends is a singer this in New York Morgan sane, and she's very similar to how you just as God. Like, that's not you know, literally what you just said. But then I'm like, yo like, our I'm a fan in this audience and a fan like we want more if you like Tony expectation now, like give us your whole life. I yeah. And it's like, then your mother, you know, pseudo friend ish prayers singer is girl Lennon Stella, and she is like on social like a day. Yeah. Workhorse professional, and it's you know, it's organic thing. But it's like it inspires me. And she's nineteen and I see that like super her demo and her world that's normal. You know, Morgan ZOA older. So I just feel like each younger generation expects Morrisseau abs-. Absolutely. The the idea like you have to basically show your whole life or else. I you're not not at all, you know, or they don't get what they need to feed him. But you know, I I whatever whatever I do put out a show people like I I want to be authentic as much as possible. And and so if I don't feel like something's not like organic, and I'm not gonna do it. But I'm on it. I'm on it. And it's not like, I don't, of course, I wake up in the first thing I do is. I check my like, we all do check my phone when you're gonna spend a DM's, and everyone all all that. Yeah. Yeah. And I like to because I like to get to know I wanna get to know more about like the people that are into what I do. And it's a blessing that like, there's even one person out there. That's like I like your stuff, you are, you know, and to have multiple of them, you know, it's like a respecting, you know, you gotta like respect the system and then with your debut single, which was better flies. It came out number thirty is that part of a EP that's gonna come or like what's your plan to like because that's the other thing. That's so confusing now with music. Oh, yeah. How much do you put out when do you put out because it's that's I'm just glad I'm not a musician. 'cause it's great now. Like because I love I mostly listen to trap music into like pop and trap artists..
"westside" Discussed on Make Speidi Famous Again
"Let me tell you that on. It is tell you I'll try to get forgive rich fast. Huge news. I thought I was going to be able to tell you. I don't know you now all tees it. I won something. But I'm not allowed to reveal it wasn't as big as a lot. Oh, but it's it's pretty big deal. So that's hopefully, I'll be able to tell you next week. So you're gonna have to listen to make Spidey favors again to hear about that next week it it has. Yes. Money is connected to it. It's very exciting. I prayed for it just shows you when you pray 'cause I even think I on camera when it was going down, I prayed, and I doubt anyone else in this experience did like out loud prayer. So if you need more signs prayers work, just wait till next week. And I tell you I want something very big. So that's awesome. Lindsay Lohan Show, Low ham beach club, aired wow. L Lindsay is on the comeback of the century. I can feel it. She seemed very sober. And lucid not that. She I know anything different. I'm not alleging that she was ever on anything. But she seemed very oh day. We have a superstar has entered the frigging building our guest Austin looking very famous. Let me just finish my lion thought why he settles. He doesn't want to just go right into a hard hitting journalistic podcasts. But yeah, lo Han is looking like she's coming back hot in the game. It's not playing around. I got a lot of people. Why are you filming snap chatting low hand episode? And it's like a Hello. It's Lindsay Lohan running club emit knows. I'm trying to get on season two of this show because I love Greece. I love shrinking I love clubs at stay open till sunrise, so yeah, I'm kind of just trying to get on there. But yeah. Austin sipping some delicious. Water is great sunglasses. Very fashionable outfit. Obviously great boots here. Here comes I superstar. So awesome has released his debut single butterflies before our my obsession with hummingbirds. I actually was in love with butterflies. I still love butterflies. There are beautiful beautiful magical creature like hummingbirds before we even start this interview with us, and I need to give him his Colombian courts. Tell okay here, you go Paul wasn't you that's straight up from my personal collection in real life. Well, oh, yeah. You know about talking into the Mike. Oh, there you go. Same Austin's debut. Single is called butterflies out November thirtieth of Barry excited. Heidi is sick can't talk. If you watch her I g for the last two days, she can only whisper. So she is very sad and not to be here. So it has nothing to do with anything. But her not being on the talk. But good news is I'm the one who binge-watch west side. And anybody listeners who like no he didn't. Oh, I Snapchat of the whole entire story. So, but like I was telling our listeners the problem with binging is you need to binge and then you need to watch again like spread it out. So yeah, we're going to have to fill in the pieces. But Austin, I don't know why they refer to him in any thing as a villain. I don't see villain. No, no superstar. Yes. Austin has very very wild life. Like, that's the thing about reality TV now. I'm one of those former people where. Yeah, my life's not very interesting. I had a great normal just life and Austin on the other hand has had so much experience at such a young age that I appreciate that. Netflix is putting individuals like this on television now because life's not always so chill. And when you look at what Austin's gone through since he was twelve years old, at least, that's how much I know. It's very heavy. So would just get into backstory, and we'll get to positive in light and butterflies. But first off what's up, man?.
"westside" Discussed on The Ross Bolen Podcast
"Actually one time. I read a oral history about the writing of this theme zone, which is this is not. But the sort end of this is David Hill. The Australian guy keep talking about we said, I force all my kids to ride roller coasters. There was this one roller coaster that had gone in at six flags called the Batman ride. The kept playing the theme from Batman the movie, and I'm thinking that's in minor key. That's interesting. Most sport teams are in major key into me. They've always sounded like a police chase who thinks on Conroy. I rang Georgie. When I got home that night and said, I got it for the music. The concept is Batman has got a football team. That's where that came from. See this. Why like she like this? You never would've known that. We're that stupid fucking things on it seem theme song came from if you hadn't read Mike is Rita the day. Yeah. So and then they talk about when they first launched that they none of the team had done any rehearsals. Like, they're just like, I guess we're on the air here. And by the end of it. They were like that was football and people at home just said, okay. This is this is this is normal. So there was a ton of structure to the beginning. They figured it out as they went. Yeah. It said up into this point people are having a field day making fun of FOX because what it was known for married with children the Simpsons Beverly Hills nine oh, two one. Oh, they're making fun of it before came on the over on the air. But when it was on the air people just like, oh, it's normal football. It looks like football. It sounds like football and patent. John sound the same as they did CBS. What were we so worried about? So you get all this like sort of of about it. And then it ends up just being okay and another channel. And so the you also get it's it's and then the the the thing that happens five years later c. CBS realized they fucked up really bad, and they need pro football. So they buy the AFC package, which they had the NFC package. Right buyback, the AFC package for five hundred million for they were afraid to pay three hundred million five years earlier. Now, they're paying five hundred million dam so and then it sort of ends with this thing about how Murdoch recently sold FOX, though, the whole FOX studio for seventy billion dollars. We should made a football league in program. And so that four hundred million that he spent to build FOX's network was probably the best four hundred billion dollars ever spent. That's amazing. So it's it's this is really good. I would encourage you to read it all. And there's lots of interesting stuff here to the tidbit about the fucking Batman ride music Craxi. Yeah. I'll have to find that whole thing. But it's called the great NFL heist. How FOX paid for and change football forever on the ringer by Bryan Curtis? Will thank you again mica spectacular. Mike is read of the day. And now a couple of announcements in our conclusion here, I very special. Thank you to today's guest. Again, cat Rogers, give her a follow on social media. She's best. That was pretty cool. I mean, literally before walking into the studio to the show with me, we have not seen each other since college. So at least eight years, very kind of her to come on share a little bit about her life her what I think is very unique and entertaining path that she's taken so for your legal obligations, your first one that you've been saddled with as a result of having. Listened to the show. Whether you've new it or not is that you have to rate and review on apple podcasts. I realize you may listen on Spotify or Stitcher soundcloud, or wherever that's all good gravy. You listen to this show wherever you want just as long as you listen, but I need you to rate and review specifically on apple podcasts. Why that's how we climbed the charts? Grow the show and continue to be able to move on and do bigger and better things as we get on down the line so rate and review specifically on apple podcasts that is your first legal obligation. Your second is to tell one person a friend family member co worker a neighbor, it could even be the fast food window worker at your smoothie joint or a fucking.
"westside" Discussed on The Ross Bolen Podcast
"And so that's what it sort of became, and it was much different than what we what we're used to seeing now. So this is the beginning stages of the development of what is net become the modern day monster NFL production. Yes. And they joke about how. When when I went to an hour. Somebody said like what's next? They're gonna be doing the pre-game show at six AM. And they really do if you watch NFL network there live at like five AM every Sunday. It's crazy. This is where we are. Yeah. I mean, it's everywhere chapter one is about FOX getting the rights and the CBS people like responding, and then the people coming over to FOX because FOX of hiring a lot of CBS talent. And then part two is all about Madden. It's called the ultimate free agent. And how they get mad over specifically. And what a big deal that was what a coup it wasn't how people as soon as they got man. People are I'm I'm working there. That's that's fine. Then they talk about the pre game show when and Jimmy Johnson who was just at a football. This was right after he got fired our whatever gonna fight with Jerry. And and then then like part three is about how they realized like he put his money down. But all of the FOX stations were poor FOX had no infrastructure at all. This is this is not like even the network, basically, they didn't have news. They had nothing. They were only running two hours of programming tonight. So now, he just wrote this check and said like, I've gotta go get like trucks, I've gonna go get infrastructure. I've gotta start hiring producers. Nobody FOX had never hired had never. Covered any sporting event. So now, you get all the backstage stuff from like the producers in the truck guys and the executive producers. That's all really good. It's this is a good chapter. I enjoyed it theory much, then you get the chapter on the young guns. Joe buck Kenny Albert Thom Brennaman Kevin Harlan, otherwise known as the lucky sperm club. Why are they called that? Because their dad's had all been they were just lucky that they were there dads sons all of their dads were in broadcasting. Yeah. Harlan Harlan was his dad was a was a PR guy or something, but Brennaman. Albert and Bach rawal, obviously second-generation guts, I I do. just wonder if it's them that came up with the name or their dads because they were this would they were dismissively called that by by people at other networks reading. Name probably at the end. They talk about how buck buck, basically, like I feel justified all of these dudes are still working have great careers. I've been the number one Guy Fawkes for twenty years. That's harlan's. The second guy at CBS, and does everything Alberton Brennaman are always on TV and still like still with box. So like it worked out. But this is great line from Kenny Albert, this is this is I'm sorry, we're we're rambling. But no, no good read though. But Kenny over says, I remember dinner that June fifteen or twenty of us somewhere in Beverly Hills. All of us youngsters were saying at one end of the table. These legends men in some role were listening to their stories and soak it in they brought over some menus around and we ordered appetizers. I'll never forget hearing. Pat, Summerall say all have the kick ass chilly. Okay. Yeah. So I'll have the kick ass chili. And so then you get this stuff about how they're going to make their game different and all that stuff. And then you get the how they created the pre-game show. Apparently, there was a really funny thing about how I wonder if I can find this. 'cause there's a great thing about. The oh here. It is. Okay. The initial plan. This is from James Brown who who is. Now, the the host of the CBS pre-game show, but was the host of the FOX pregame show for its first five six ten years. Whatever. And he said that the initial plan was to have what they call a presenter to handle the news of the day seated at a distant desk. I got the impression it was kind of a European presentation. This is brought over by the guys who have produced soccer in Europe. They would have Terry Bradshaw. Howie long Jimmy Johns at the other desk talking football. I remember sandy Grossman..
"westside" Discussed on The Ross Bolen Podcast
"John man's people. Everybody every TV network wanted. John, man. Joel men was the was football. He was the guy the guy was making. I I don't know what he's making it CBS. But his his manager said I need ten million dollars a year which back then was like saying we need. Five hundred million dollars. I think they they say the FOX that Murdoch new Murdoch personally came in and said we have to have him. I don't care what it costs. They signed him for eight million dollars a year. He was making more than any player in the NFL to call games. But with a brought over men in some role, FOX had instant credibility, though. They had these graphics and dancing, robots and shit. It's like this is this is pro football. We've got John men. This is we have done it. So you get that element of it. You get all the announcers they hired. They hired a bunch of like Joe buck is now sort of like this this guy we're all used to seeing right time. He's twenty five years old. He never called a pro football game. He never called a football game. At all. He was doing. His dad was a legendary announcer in Saint Louis, and he was doing a cardinals games with his debt Saint Louis cardinals. That was it on the radio. I don't think he was doing on TV and his mom sent a tape into FOX. And now, he's the lead guy. Well, after some real there was also like two or three other guys were like second generation. Commentators that all got jobs. Marv Albert son Kenny Albert, what's the guy? The would no regard for human life. From Minnesota who does the NBA games on Turner. And and in a four games on CBS. Got you back Kevin Harlan Dannatt Kevin Harlan me in the computer like in their early twenties. And like, and they there's great interviews with them talking about how they they go sit down like before the season starts some steakhouse. And at the other end summer all Madden or telling stories and they're like fucking twenty five pension each other. They were called the lucky sperm club. There's also then they do a whole thing about how FOX created the pre game show where they had thing where they had Bradshaw. Howie Jimmy Johnson. And and at the time James Brown and Terry Bradshaw. There's great thing. James, Terry Bradshaw. Like basically like plays dome booth. He knew that the moment FOX got the deal. Like, he was he resigned to deal. Like, they talk about win CBS is their last TV. Broadcast people sad and crime because they've had it longer than sixty minutes and Bradshaw was just like, yeah. Already knew I was going FOX. But everybody was all around me. So I didn't really care probably got a raise. But he also before that he says when he found out that they lost it. He said I'm out of a job. I called my uncle and said, we just lost the football package of FOX. We got a cell on my cattle and all the horses and we did in two weeks. I sold everything I could afford to keep them. Wow. Which is funny. And there was another thing that the chapter about CBS like dealing with this. They say that the person was lean CBS sports. The time says, hey, look, we still got a lot. We've got the master's. We got the US open. And then Bradshaw in the meeting goes does the masters have a pre game show. He knew that he had to get out. So then they just talk about how they how they build up this pre game show, and the FOX pregame show was much different than any other pre-game show than it ever been on television for pro football all of them were thirty minutes. And and this goes back to David Hill, and and Murdoch like saying, I don't care about any Xs knows. I don't want this show to be about football at all. I just want these guys to like entertain do. Yeah. Entertain..
"westside" Discussed on The Ross Bolen Podcast
"It was it was CBS was the NFL CBS also had the NFC package which to this day CBS now back with the AFC package, but I the NFC package for those who aren't big sports people or whatever the AFL an NFL merged creating the first Super Bowl, basically. So if you go back, what are we aren't Super Bowl, fifty two fifty three whatever take go back that many years the legacy of that the NFC markets are generally larger larger TV markets than the the AFL was in smaller towns, you've got Kansas City. You've got. The traditional AFC teams that Oakland. I'm forgetting some of the other ones that sandiego at the time those were AFL teams. None of that's really important, but the NFC had the Cowboys the eagles the giants. You've got the big market the the glamour teams, but also the bigger markets. So the NFC package was much bigger. From a you know, a writing standpoint FOX comes in. And they David Hill is the head of skysports time, which is the sports network that Murdoch owns in Australia, and he has overseen Ozzy rules football and stuff and they come in together. And David Hill knows very little about about American football. But he did sucker in England. And he realizes that. We can put weakened put together a more innovative product than the networks are currently doing now. So he says at other networks, the NBA games have just seven cameras and the rest have five will have a minimum seven cameras that every game. And the big games. We'll have twelve and we'll have more angles more for the viewers and the excitement in the NFL is in the sound. And I've read stuff about how the FOX people played Madden back in ninety three and realized that you could hear the audibles and you could hear the quarterback going. Yeah. And it may be different. And you couldn't see that on television. No back in the day. You couldn't hear shit from the quarterback on occasion. If the crowd got really quiet you could. But for the most part, you didn't have what you have now rise where literally being broadcast also, of course, realized they needed the FOX box, which is this thing part of their pitch was they're going to have the score and the time like basically, the scoreboard on the screen at all times, this this is something that happened for European soccer, but never been done in American football or really in any American sport, FOX. And at the time every all the other networks were fucking crazy for doing this so thoughts there's a box on the screen. My God NFL and says, yeah, we're gonna put a box on the screen, but world's going up the production values. They they're like when you watch an NFL game. Now whenever graphic like flies cross the screen. There's always a sound effect with it. And when you watch the game this Sunday, you'll you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. If you don't recognize it it and FOX was the first one. Do that the other networks were just putting up graphics? But now, you've are you? Are you? It sounds like. Yeah. It's don't sounds like robots and she some noises coming out and clinging metal with America. Fuck. Yeah. So, but they tell the story about how CBS was having a Christmas party at the home of the president of the the network, and the the they're trying to get the present sign off on two hundred ninety five million dollars goal, year course. But when he really didn't wanna pay more than two fifty and they get him up to two sixty five and they they at the Christmas parties like I need to ninety five. This is what I've got a pitch the NFL. This is going down right now at the same time. Rupert Murdoch comes in and offers four hundred million dollars. Okay. And so basically in addition to to pitching that this was going to be in it throws, the other networks totally had no idea. This was happening. They they they didn't think FOX serious, and they certainly didn't think they were going to be outbid with other. You know over a hundred million dollars. A year more than they were doing. So FOX ends up getting this deal. And so then the the second chapter they talk about all of the all of the the the people that they brought over they bring over John Madden..
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"But the story sort of begins here in ninety three and it for the those of us for our listeners out there. Most of those people in their twenties who were born in the nineties, which is crazy. Is that true? I i've. Yeah. Are you in your twenties? If you're born the nineties, let's say you're born the eighties nineties, whatever it is. Let me just do a little bit of of history here the FOX network, which is conserved one of the big four networks by NBC ABC CBS, FOX, they're all sort of seen as the. That's it. Those are the big four over the networks. I guess none of them were over the air. Now, you have to have a digital. The digital whatever. But those are the that's big network. Pro network television is considered those four networks in ninety four. Fox was not that ninety three FOX was not that they were generally on stations. This is before cable was as big as it is now stations over the air, they were on weaker stations and the release of markets that didn't get FOX at all the only thing FOX basically had at this time was the Simpsons. Right. And then basically, I think it it talks here is most nights, they only had two hours of original program. And then it would just be runs. And then it was all reruns are our syndicated TV they had invariably commercials or whatever the syndicated, okay? Yeah. But they had married with children, and the Simpsons that was pretty much what FOX what? And then they had like a great show, or, you know, show that many people say great in X files. But then they'd have nothing else the entire night. It would. Be reruns of some mash or whatever the fuck. It would be really was a lot of the time. Yeah. So this story goes back to ninety three FOX was created in eighty six and so in in ninety three five years, you know, five six seven years later, they're still most of the FOX more than eighty five percents. Fox affiliates were on UHF stations mean they were located on channels fourteen through eighty three that apparently means that meant a lot back in the day. Right UHF was a shake nor yet means nothing now. But they realized that the best chance to make their their network is to get the NFL Rupert Murdoch who owns FOX. And and all of that stuff is Australian actually, and but he realized that he knows nothing about football as they go through this. But he realized that American pro football. Was the key is the single best piece of programming you possibly by. He saw it as the the modern day, like gladiator style entertainment. It wasn't that. He just realized that like nothing captures America's attention like pro football. Okay. And it's still true to this. It is very much. So yeah. So they talk a lot about meeting with Jerry Jones, apparently. So they in eighty six they they start FOX in eighty seven. They sort of make some kind of pitch into it in ninety. They're like, hey, yeah. Let's we'd like to make a pitch. But no one in the NFL took took them seriously at all at all. And so then they come back for the ninety four and they're like are we're in we're in on this. What's it gonna take? Basically, they interview all the power players, including Jerry Jones, Paul Tagliabue Tagliabue's. Who is I think I'm saying his name, right? It's been a while. He's he's the Commissioner at the time in the NFL dick Ebersol, it NBC all of the the CBS vice presidents of programming all all of the big players in this thing. Okay. And they talk about how the NFL was is key to CBS was in his embedded in the network's history back to black and white days as sixty minutes, it'd been on..
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"Socks deserve more respect. Most of you are wearing terrible fucking socks. A lot of you have socks have fucking shoes on the socks poke in forages out the sides, and there's a hole in one of them. And you haven't bought new Sox's nine hundred ninety eight no more two thousand nineteen is the year of the sock, and we will be changing the fucking world for the better forever and ever in segment. Next segment. Mike is read of the day. Hey, mike. Do you have read of the day is even prepared? Oh, you bet I do food. I didn't even ask you. I got reads on deck. This is this is the point we've gotten to Mike, and I I no longer even say, hey, do you wanna do read of the day today? I just know he has seven hundred and twenty of them stocked up. So if we if we have time, we do one. So here we are Mike is going to give a great column article or news piece that he believes his worthy of the entire gang. And our time. I have no idea what it is. But again, what we always safely assume here at RVP is that it is not Nazi related propaganda or white supremacist affiliated mica take it away. Great. Today's piece is actually quite time. I've been waiting to this week to drop this bomb on on the squad. Yeah, it's it's three weeks old. But it's still fantastic. It is from the website the ringer, which is run by Bill Simmons and staff by a host of nerds. They are nerd, you know, you're nerds just the wreck. We're not making fun. You you just nerds their nerdy. This one is written by Bryan Curtis. Who is the nerd, but it's it's this is this was very enjoyable this. These are things that I enjoy I'd love oral histories. I'm all in on oral histories of just about anything. Day, long magazine style. Oral history piece I'm going to read it long oral. Yes, I'm gonna come all over that. But. To come you run? Right there, you're yeah. Okay. Keep going, and I'm gonna bring it to you. Loving oral history. The other thing I I love is intrigue behind professional football. That's the other thing. Buddy. Okay. I love the television aspect of professional football. Sure it of professional football as a television program as okay, okay. I understand what you're saying. Yes. So today's piece combines those things it's called the great NFL heist. How FOX paid for and change football forever in oral history of the most important deal in sports TV history when Rupert Murdoch and FOX stole the NFL and John men out from under the big three networks created the modern pre-game show. Invent a new way to see football and launched a television empire. You say long post headline we want to know what gets me sided commas. But yeah, if you've got a headline that's that outrageously long, and you can hold my attention. Not only. Holy but continue to build it throughout the course of it. You've got yourself a good headline. And this is you just described being interested in this sort of thing. This type of thing is fascinating to me too. Because you don't think about it as your normal consumer if you're a normal, everyday consumer, and you're in NFL fan in all you wanna do is sit down on your stupid couch and use your stupid is to watch stupid game. And then you move on. You never think about it again. Then you don't realize the monstrous machine that is behind this eventual product that ends up on your TV. So I'm totally in love with shit like this. Okay. So we'll go back to the end of the nineteen Ninety-three NFL season. This is this is when the story begins FOX takes over in ninety four. Okay..
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"I ninety three ninety four never get psychotic Leib cyst exit this year. It's exciting Jerome manager. Become like friends would distance between us. It's weird really d'oro Moyer like internet friends. Satis awesome. Very strange. I love it. He'll be on the show at some point. But yeah, yeah. Yeah. Love them. Oh god. So what's good like with life? Now. I mean, you've got such a cool unique path you've taken so far, do, you know, what's next or do you have kind of an ideal on on? What what it is? You're going to focus on in twenty nineteen. You got a whole new year. I know I mean, it makes it a lot easier that I have a wedding to plan. So I mean, obviously. That's a lot to do. Like I've been doing, you know, little bit acting stuff here in Austin and really for spring training in February which is my favorite time of the year. It because it's like spring Riddick vacation. You know, it's very beautiful feel like, you know, the first day back from winter break at school. It's like the band's getting together. Like, it's exciting because everybody sees each other getting shit. Yeah. It is. And I think most I think most wives that you would ask what say like off season is their favourite. But to me off these you're still like, you have your, you know, I have to catch up on the house because I haven't been there in seven months diverse. I'm doing so many things there, you know, just a lot to do with family and everything like that spring training. We're just at a rent. You know, we're renting a place after take care of anything. We just futile. Yeah. He's got to kick back. Go to baseball games. Yeah. It's starting to good good portion of the year for you. Yeah. I t's day. Yeah. Like, you said it's like, yeah. School started the in funnest everybody in get going like baseball season. Did you do it some acting? Yeah. That's cool. Yeah. It's fun. I mean, there's not it's not snow LA hear anything like that. But there's you know. There's some work here. Yeah. And it's a lot easier now because you can like on dishing on tape. Oh, right. Like you or online or whatever. Physically show up L A to do the to do the audition. You can do it through the internet like shelving Austin? So like the last thing I booked filmed with one of the wives one of the Rene does your dodgers cool. She read lines of me,.
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"And I knew his agent from my friends some I was working with him at the time, and I had given up guys for lent that year or give like giving up dating because aisles like over dating Dallas. And so a lot of girls. Yeah. I was like I can't do this anymore. Just I need a brand you like a total pop. Time in Dallas. I was known as Johnny Dallas because your boy got around. Real. It's real. To some degree. It has to be really wouldn't say I can't never live. This is before I knew Mike. Okay. So, you know, like the Dow down on a lot of fun dating Dallas fun place to go. Yeah. It was fun things to do. I liked it. There's a lot more to mix of Dallas knowledge in this room. Like you grew up in Houston. But you've lived in Dallas union grew up in Austin. But of lived in Dallas and Houston, but I joined my time in Dallas. I grew up in Houston and married. A Dallas girl spent time in Dallas all the time have to probably wasn't the right choice awards. But yeah, a lot of Dallas in the room at the moment making me uncomfortable. Thank God wearing an Astros that offset the Dow vibes Dallas happening right now. Okay. So you guys met so. Yeah. Giving guys his agent was I hey can introduce you to my players. He rhinos paying for the twins at the time. So I'm like he doesn't count. He's at Minnesota. This is not going to go, anywhere, whatever. So we're texting and we text for like, it's like February. So we we're taxing for like three months. And are four months I'm supposed to meet him, whatever he comes play the Rangers. But we have talking on the phone and face timing. And then we we started like each other. And he is like I don't wanna wait anymore. So any you knew I gone to school in Orange County. So he's like why don't you come up to the Anaheim game? Anaheim and I met him there which was like weird because we knew each other. But we didn't right right and yeah, similar situation. Would I met my wife the night? I better I blacked out. And then we talked on the phone every night for week like for like hours a night. Yeah. For a week before I saw again, it's so it was bizarre was like meeting somewhat. I had never met. But I knew so well through all these conversations or what? Anyway. Yeah. Strange time. No, we're here. Still weird that good though. That's like, yeah. I was I felt like I was like I never talked to. I knew enough interesting too. It's an interesting different way to start a relationship it. But it's it's an effective one though, very effective. It's a nice easing into to know someone before you have to spend too much physical time together to figure out that they're psychopath and run for your life. Right. Exactly. And I I'm really honestly, I hate to say this. But maybe this is why baseball wife felt like I've always been in long distance relationships. And I enjoyed them to be honest. It's like when you're dating in the same city. There's always like the weird like how often do we see each other?.
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"You don't feel like you wanna turn around and watch what's happening or I would I would try to watch a lot easier AT and T because we have the screen. It's true. You have the job atro-. Right. You know, Moore's exactly. And like sometimes I'd be looking at the Jumbotron and we watching a play. And then I'm like, then I'll see myself. That's not what you would Jason wins. Like right there on the ground. How he so huge. But good. Yeah. That's crazy. Of as so for you. Do you like sports a lot outside of the fact that you became a cheerleader and went that route was sports always like a big. I mean, I know you, dancing, and gymnastics, and I've always been I've always loved the football culture. And specially like going and California I missed that LA had football teams. So I like I've always loved. Head football teams. Right. What the hell? They can't just have one ridiculous. Yeah. I've always been big into that. I mean, I've always love sports. I think is the best like date night. You know, just like sports was interesting because you into becoming engaged to a professional athlete, right, which was total in any from football. Which is baseball player by the name of Ryan Presley and ended up being traded to Houston Astros in the middle of the two thousand seventeen two thousand eighteen season, which was crazy crazy. So how I guess I don't know the story of like between being Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and now. Catch me up short as possible. I'm gonna try. Hitting as you can. And also time-sensitive we compact, okay, ready? And. It's my get long so bear with me. Absolutely won't ask questions. It was kind of timing I met because basically I was still cheering when I was introduced to Ryan I. Yeah. To the cowards. He happens to be a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. Like Cowboys is strong his family his mom's like best friends with Landry's daughter. His grandfather fought in the war with Tom Landry. So he's always loved the Cowboys. His agent is a smart, man..
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"Many of them have other careers, you're dealing with with with well-balanced. You know, strong professionals. So the only way to get them to be crazy. Compelling people to work there. They're balls off for lack of point. So that yes, you have to drive them to the point of insanity. Right. These are these are upstanding members of our society. This isn't Rawson. I would be limited next hour. It's what I'm here for. So. I commend you. Thank you. Congratulations. You did it. Okay. So in hindsight, I guess the Dow's Cowboys chew experience as a whole like what is it? When you look back on it. Now. I mean, it was obviously once going through all that made the accomplishment so much sweeter. When they may when I when I did it. I was when they announced the team it was literally one of the best moments of my life. Like, I just had been through a year and a half of, you know, really really hard work compared to is like almost like training for a marathon or. Or something similar like it's not the same thing, obviously. But it's in the same boat in that you have this one goal that you work for a very long extended period of time to accomplish. And then like after you get it if you make the team or whatever like, it's a huge celebration. Yeah. And it was like, so it's like, yeah. Dot much better. Because you worked so hard for it. Right. But but then like you said once you're on the team now. It's like okay now, I'm walking around. And I'm America's sweetheart. That's like a that's a really like big title. I would say to have to, you know, would it means a lot. Yeah. To a lot of bids to especially I mean, obviously, especially Cowboys fans like, but yeah, it's a big deal to to be in Texas as as a state is a big deal. I can't speak for like the United States as a whole. I know everybody in the United States gets hit with the Dow's Cowboys are America's team and they see more about the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders than any other cheerleaders. But in Texas in particular, it's a really big deal. Right. We're such a football state. Yeah. So yeah, it was a lot. So I basically I'm glad I made it when I was older like, I don't know how the younger girls handle it a lot of them. I basically was mart enough to just hide out for that whole year. And just I really didn't go out, you know, or anything just your you never know who's there who's watching in gonna get back to them, you know, so I just focused Rudy. It is it was it was kind of like a sorority of really good dancers, really attractive dancing. Professional women. It was fine. Like we locker room. It was fun. Good time. So what do you what what's the travel like when you're on the team? We there's like a select group. That's like, you know, ten or so girls that are the show group, and they travel a little bit more. I mean they travel and do like the USO tour. I wasn't on that. So we don't really travel. We only do home games Boca, though, if we had gone to the Super Bowl woods wasn't happening. Guess what is game day? Look like game day is like still let's say it's like a if it's like at twelve o'clock game. Then we're up at like six it's you know, it was ranch now is the star by like, you know, seven or something whatever hair and makeup ready. We like go over all of our like routines, real quick. And then get on the bus go to the stadium ready for wedding. Yeah. It is you go to your locker. And then you kind of you're in there for the next couple of. Hours fluffing doing your hair and doing your hair wrong to his award. They call fluff and puff auditions like hair makeup. So. We go out on the field rented a few, you know, run our dances. If you time, and you know, then go onto thunder. So were the game is on when the game was going on in your out there, you know, usually all between the like the tunnels in. I don't know what the we didn't Texans games the girls usually between the tunnels or like dancing on the sideline or whatever. And then they have certain ties what you run back..
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"Time to prepare your eardrums for orgasm. Number two. Apparently a star is born with snubbed at the Golden Globes. Nobody cares about the Golden Globes though. And I did hear that shallow won best song. It did it did. Specifically, it lost best picture comedy or musical or whatever. They have weird. Gory headed to the bohemian rhapsody Queen dot movie, which by all accounts is a terrible movie having seen both movies. I am insulted. That is the I have yet to see the Queen movie. I'd like to see in the Queen move as I said, I enjoyed it. And I will enjoy it was a store that I've read not only from critics, but from friends is that it's just it's a bad movie. That's entertaining. But it's a bad movie. And people generally thought overwhelmingly thought store stars warrant is an excellent movie. I just I will say this Golden Globes, you're lucky because if you hadn't given shallow best song, or whatever you probably have a weird name for it. That makes everyone wonder why it's the name that you chose if you hadn't done that. I'd be making threats right now. I would I'm not gonna make them because this is an audio recording. And it'll hold up in court, but I would have been making threats. So you're luck. You gave shallow. It's good and proper, but you need to give. More to a star is born fucking bootleg. What's it called Baheen rhapsody was all right? All right. It was all right. But it was not worthy of winning anything in any. Award show over stories more. Hey, MacGill's pots petty Zepeda the pet. I think it's a PETA. Happy twenty seven birthday, dude. You know, how you earned it? Mcgill Zepeda twenty seven birthday big ups, rowdy gentleman dot com. You heard of it. Go to right now. Look at it. It's our in house clothing store here at grand X. We recreate.