17 Burst results for "Wilson Cruz"

"wilson cruz" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on AP News

"Of the impossible burger at one of its Midwest plants and expand to other facilities soon impossible food has been struggling since April to meet demand from customers including big chains like white castle and Burger King over the last two months it doubled employment at its Oakland California plant to two hundred people and it made a record volume of burgers in June US sales of meat alternatives have grown an average of eight percent per year for the last five years according to Nielsen meet sales were flat in the same period a North Carolina county was scammed out of almost two and a half million dollars when criminals posing as representatives of a construction contractor trick county workers into transferring money into a bogus account the money was meant for construction of a new high school in Cabarrus county which is in the south central part of the state a bank managed to free some of the transfer once officials realize they were being scammed but about one point seven million dollars remains missing the FBI says email scams targeting business accounts are on the rise the story lines would have usually been a part of children's television programming say five ten years ago but from a night in training with two dads to live not binary protagonist on twelve forever LGBTQ representation of children's TV is building a band wagon but it remains a small one there are new shows but also notable cancellations the latter includes anti mac recently cut after three seasons it was the first on the Disney Channel where the words I'm gay were spoken Wilson Cruz voice is one of the dads I'm who's new the bravest knight he says the best approach to LGBT Q. inclusivity in kids programming is a casual one he says his show doesn't explain homosexuality rather it dwells on the level of a family zig Stokes of the LGBTQ advocacy group glad says the struggle has become easier that's due in part to more LGBTQ writers and producers in place but there's still a fraction overall second for president on the way in Detroit vice president Joe Biden has been sharply criticized for his defense of the affordable Care.

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

04:33 min | 2 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

"Yeah. If this time this few years with this person in the White House, reignites, our passion and reminds us that we have to jump that. We had frog forward that we have to be vigilant. Right. We can't just assume that because we've made progress that it'll stay that way. We have to actively fight to keep our rights to them. Well, listen, we we always have Jilin banks on Watergate prosecutor Joe, and I have one degree of separation with you again like to have dinner with Oliver Stone at rob Reiner, not namedrop just a few weeks ago. And I forgotten you put Jan for who've or serpent Joaquin over stone's Nixon. Nobody eats Mellon like me. But I mean, you know, Jill talks to us about how you know. I mean. At least Nixon was our crook. Would this is worse than Watergate? And I just have to believe like, Brooke Obama. I I soon told you in person, he absolutely. Cookies and freedom. Right. Yes. But the about the whole arc of the moral universe injustice. And we I mean, I don't I assume you can't live every day with I do. I mean, some days you're like, oh, my walk up the door. If I didn't like today, we're like holy fucking shit. I'm I'm like texting everyone. I know what is going on with Muller are shutting him down or you know, because we're or his bar and helping him bring Justice or is he shutting dental. I mean, we won't know right for what have to see how this plays out. Will you play a lawyer in thirteen reasons why what the while, you know, what's going to happen? Gee. Gee, because they wrote those words for me. Yeah. And I looked all up before I said. To bring a little something on TV your perfect for the Trump administration. Don't you think a sitting president can be indicted? I think so oh, I absolutely believe. So well, I don't think I don't think we're the only ones who believe that disqualified being Seiji. In disadvantaged. You gotta you gotta lie to radar. You gotta act, but right now, we do not live in the Star Trek universe. We live in a universe. Where here's today's breaking news. The teacher and Florida's under internal investigation after reading a book. The first grade is about to male bunnies in love. They Los investigations after parents complained. Yes after parents complained about the book. The mother could I have the tiny violins for whoever's Ono is mother Noah who is I don't know of aggrieved as Benton. But no came home one day and asked it's okay. If to male bunnies were to get married. We said in our believes. No. But we do not judge. Nobody. Okay. First of all, I judge her grammar because that we don't judge. Nobody's we don't hate really. First of all bunnies. Aren't getting married. Right. They don't have anywhere. Okay. Yeah. So why are we talking about it? Wrote that book view saying why don't actually get married. Phone. So from his floor was mom here. Here's Benton's mom. Married. Say not in our beliefs. Just like bunnies. Don't get married, son. There you go. Bunnies asked. Yes. Could could to what is it? Tony's Kim Bonnie's to male bunnies. Mary. No, actually, they can't. They don't know. Neither king don't make touches that fit bunnies. On a bunny rally to his fuck for hangs. Yes. And that they're allowed to do. Yes. Phil. Apparently tell though we will see Travis has breaking news where we end here. Listen cruise we follow you and worship. You. Look. I have for so many many years hosted the thing back at the floor. First of all, I am a flawed human who's trying to be perfected every day. And when I'm done, then you'll know match because I'll die, but are my. You can just angel from rent. You are my thank you. You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram at W cruise seventy thirty because I made that handle up before anybody cared. And now, it's too complicated. Book I'm keeping it. His birth year in and he's like, yeah. Well, no, I'm proud of my birthday. I have forty five years old for forty five together. If you have five thousand twenty five what six reasons to love Wilson, Kurds and follow him on Twitter to it's do don't watch everything. He does.

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

04:30 min | 2 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

"Yeah. Yeah. I'll interesting. Yeah. What was that? Like interesting. Yeah. He was growing. We were. We were kids. We were children air is still like, you know, figuring stuff out and my heart. You know, I my doors very accurate. It's has saved me many times. So you know, I had a feeling. But I was happy Houser likes. I have the man's. I was happy to see when he did come out that he finally did in that. And I'm so happy for the life that he's made for him. Yeah. Way in which he came out was so beautiful. He's no joke. That man is of what we've all been through it. You know? I mean, I'm a thousand. I was did you enjoy me in knock own? Oh my God. God we. Brindley? Just like him. For the record. She is now the wolf of Brindley was. Faster. And I'll tell you why can't people. Because your bastard people. Ding hating of the. I beat you know, I love you. Faye? Stories when Chris and I started working together. I didn't know he was gay. I assume you really gave. But I didn't. Well. Yeah. Okay. All right. You lived with a lady lady brand a real expenses. No. But you know, it's I mean, we've all been through that where they marketed my, you know, late night TV show. My first radio morning show is like making men rise in the morning. Like, you know, we've all had that sort of experience show. This is gonna fuck my career. I yeah, nobody knows what it's like to be. How old was like Hanner eleven. Remember when? Yeah. What must that have been like to literally grow up like I was nineteen. I was nineteen years old when we did my life. I was playing sixteen where you've literally the first openly gay actor to plane openly gay character leading role on TV series. My so called life. I I was. Yeah. I didn't know that until about ten years ago. And nobody nobody was keeping track of that stuff. Right. When you it was the character gay. Oh, yeah. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. We knew that. It was going to be a journey though. Cast kid was going to be on that he was trying to figure out where he fit fit, you know, that that's that was my story to growing up. I told people I was by sexual, you know, of course, they let me like, okay. Sure. Sure. Nineteen you can do a lot right? And I feel terrible about that. Now. Because what does that say to bisexual people? Right. That you know, that old trope of were were, you know, by just a step to gain. It's that's not true. But oh my God. Do you? Remember, he probably don't you've done a couple of things. I haven't really done anything since we did that together. But do remember there was a by joke in our opening thing that we did for the Caymans chorus. And they were like, oh, you should do that you made a joke. And then I was supposed to respond to it. Which to me because I did a lot of by women. Right. They really we have to. We can't say bipartisan. We can't say by set you. Well, you know, I totally get it. And I have to be honest. I am on a on a trajectory of of learning just like anybody else, and I was ignorant to hot my own language around by sexuality. And it wasn't until my friend. Sarah. Sara Ramirez came out and schooled me. Yeah. At one time when I really needed to be schooled. And so now, I'm more sensitive about those things, and I can hear how we can be dismissive of bisexual people in. I I'm growing on not. I'm not dismissive Hummer overly you're attracted to use. Yes. So someone wrote me a woman said I have such a huge crush on you straight. But I'm on my second glass of cab. I'm like. Streakers on their second Gaza cab. I wouldn't any love life at all. Bless your girls. Get where you can. Right there with you baby. Let's go on with you. Wait, are you married? What's happening? Let's go cruising. I have absolutely zero to report in that area. I was really hoping it's kind of sad..

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

04:27 min | 2 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

"And because of that not only was able to walk through it. And let it go. But it gave me my dad back. Yeah. And we have the most. I wish somebody had videotaped or recorded that conversation because it was the most vulnerable and honest, boy was at honest. Yeah. Conversation I've ever had with another human being scary. Wow. And I started by saying to him in order for this to work for us to get to where we need to be at the end of this conversation. I need you to know that you can ask me anything. Yeah. Because I knew what his fears were. I knew what his concerns were. Yeah. Is there is there mckee's mall? Oh, absolutely here in the in culture that he needed to ask me. Yeah. Some really uncomfortable question. Yeah. And I needed to be able to answer him. Yeah. On my mama. I went through that. Yes. I was definite. You're so pretty yes. Don't you like men? Yes. We're talking about my guess. Bring it up made patinkin, Tulsa cler. Actually makes them listen to the podcast of this show. No, remember that. Oh, yes. Many taken claim. That's amazing. So they they listen to our podcast on the set of homeland. That's that's who I said fan of yours. I love you win a new show called. I I'm just gonna spit ball. I dunno like Cocker's living in cars with not getting coffee. Something watch. No, no, no took a beautiful moment. Yeah. What the beautiful woman was over. It was time for comedy to laugh. See he knows. Although next time we're gonna joke. All right. All right. Let's go back to his workshop out a little more. She needs it. Yeah. I love her. I can get away with that. I know when I get away with with him. Okay. Right. Exactly. That's our love. Okay. We're back to poignant because you did say, I think about young people who are watching the show, and I hope feel that their futures are being represented in this relationship that they see our relationships are worthy representation as everyone else's. I mean, the people can say all wanting you just answers fictional is just, but it's not to those you talk a lot about you actually tweeted this gay youths or more than three times as likely to attempt suicide is straight peers and a recent analysis found while transgender adolescents or nearly six times as likely to try to end their lives. Right. Like, that's not an not you being self important that that's true are people watch that and go, oh, maybe I can have a happy successful life. I shouldn't kill myself. I'll even be more specific the way that our relationships are treated on television. For the most part when we're talking about two men are usually played for laughs. Yeah. And on this series. It is not right where we are part of the drama. We are the relationship. It's feeling the feelings we have in them. What happens to us are taken seriously, just like anybody else's relationship. Right. I'm not saying that it's the first time anything that has happened. But it's still rare. Yeah. And it's even rarer to have to openly gay men playing these openly gay roles. Yeah. In a drama. And so when a young person watches the show, they don't feel like a joke. Yeah. They feel like someday they can be in a relationship that is real and has ups and downs and consequences and joys just like anybody else. Yeah. And that's the power of our show. Do you also they can dig and believe that you can be with part of the could die and then come back to launch right next season. I think is a that's now that's a dream. Yeah. Naked as the day. I was born. I came back. Oh, by the way. Valentine's day. The first thing you saw was my. But when I went out. That's when I knew there was and that was my way of saying to the haters, you can kiss my just. Literally, his my beautiful. CBS all access now have a very good reason to if you look at it that might be more reason this Thursday's episode really now, I don't mean to imply that you were were worse, pretentious Benton..

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

04:20 min | 2 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

"People who have these views feel like they have permission now to use this language and sank, and and use the excuse of of anti political correctness as a reason -bility do it, right? I'm talking about him specifically, and the people who support his willingness to go there. Right. And so they feel that you know, it's just it's just words and they're not doing it. But my point is that their language the language around that they use around this issue in about violence in about women and about transpeople about LGBTQ people and at an end. Using religion conservative religious right language to justify these outdated views is causing the atmosphere. Yeah. That we are in right now. And what's the difference between the pulse shooter and his religious extremism that hates gays and wants to, you know, suppress women and the right wing extremist in this country that Hake as right if I could throw something like you publiee, both don't know because this just came out in the Washington Post about twenty minutes ago here self-rule claimed white nationalist plan mass terror attack from it says I'm dreaming of a way to kill most relaxed person earth. The first paragraph is a US Coast Guard Lieutenant Lieutenant and self proclaimed, white nationalist has been arrested by investigators uncovered a cache above amunition is Maryland home. The thirty say he's talked by to launch a massive domestic territory targeting politicians and journalists and he had been googling things like. Democratic politicians know right because this has when we stopped right? But this happens this guy can do can feel he can do these things because the president gets up on national television and talks about both sides, emboldened, emboldens them and gives them permission. And he said, and he lets them by speaking in that way, gives them permission to continue to speak this way and act upon things right there, helping their cause I feel like I'm only one screaming Wilson half the time about this synagogue shooter. His exact motive was the the conspiracy theory that Trump was espousing. George Soros was funding. The caravan the Jews are funding the caravan. And I it just I don't know how much more dangerous has to get before the media's Turks with only what it is this with everything. Right. He talks about that. He's fixing immigration but in order for him to fix them. And he has to break it. I yeah, he created the national emerging. Easy for which he thinks he has to that. He thinks he needs to fix right? So he he breaks. And then he calls himself a hero his base with dictators do. Yes. Dictators throughout history as done exactly that. So let me. Okay. So this is interesting just that you're I don't know if some Trumpers get that it is fictional Star Trek, right? But as I was saying internet trolls, blessed the white genocide of the franchise, your EPS at the spirit of truck itself is one of inclusion of universality of equality. I've said this before it seems to me to embrace trek without embracing that in you mentioned Travis in nineteen sixty six right? It did boldly go where no serious win before. At the height of the Cold War the midst of the civil rights movement. The crew the USS enterprise included, a Russian navigator Japanese helmsmen, a black woman is communications officer. So I in ritual, racial kiss. Yes. That's what it's famous it. Gene roddenberry. Wanted to present the world as he believed it could be right and in ideal world and in in his vision, and I share it with him that world is a place where all of us. No matter our race, our sexual orientation or gender our age where we came from how much how much wealth or non wealth. We have bring to bear all of our gifts in order to create a society in which we all accepted. That's what that's the vision. This is why I think in some ways, you know, if you wanna call it, escape ISM, or whatever or escapes escape, it escapes from Trump is this is why this is we had Mary McDonnell on from battle star galactica the world people like we wanna put them all out the fucking airlock, man..

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

03:52 min | 3 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"That this was a real agenda even crisis and potential attack that Ron Butterfield and the president are trying to sell to Charlie and Federer as a drill to everyone as a plan drill. They want everyone else to think it's just a false alarm. But in fact, there was a contagion of some sort detected. Right. No we later. See? No. I think so there are three possible scenarios. Right one is that there is an actual attack. One is that there was a live drill. And the other is that there was a false alarm. And so what actually happened was alive drill? But they want to tell everybody that was a false alarm because the live drill actually is a. A meaningful tool for them to learn how to defend against themselves, but they don't want to tell anybody that was alive drill. Because they don't want to advertise or broadcast. The fact that they might have learned something or gotten better at detecting. This kind of I thought there was this. That's not how I saw the ending. I thought they take Charlie and fitter into their confidence and say we're going to try to sell this as a false alarm. You guys can know that it was a live drill. But then they leave the room. They're like they didn't seem to question that led me to believe that in fact, something real is going on. I agree with you that that was unclear what I'm giving is what mind terp of it is is definitely an interpretation. I think it's really it's just the the line from Ron that says they didn't question. It is the thing that throws it into confusion. Otherwise, I feel like yeah. It was a live drill, which is a higher level of secrecy. We'll see to me there's a second piece of evidence that suggests that this is not a live drill, but a real drill, which is to me that there's a scene early on where Butterfield and president Bartlett or have. Conversation soda voce about what's going on in other. Is it doesn't seem to be for anyone else's benefit, although Charlie's in the room. And they're talking about it as if it's real I don't know why they would have had that conversation. If this were in fact, a live drill. So at the end of the thing Butterfield says tuner Romy it won't get through again. Meaning I think that this actually somebody had tried to attack with Tillery mea, I don't know. Now, I'm questioning my my interpretation of it, but for consistency sake. I'm going to stick with it. I think it was a live drill. And they don't want to tell people because they don't want to let people know like if people wanna keep attacking them with Tillery Mia fine. It's not gonna work, and they don't want to let people know that they've figured it out. All right. All right now. I'm questioning my interpretation of it. Let's text Eli and find out. Let's use you lie bat phone, exactly. He's always right next to it. He's always so good. Okay. Hold on. Hey ally. Josh, and I are confused about something in no exit. Polls tells Charlie and Debbie that it was alive grill. Meaning no one was told it was a drill, but that they should tell others. In fact, it was a false alarm. But then but a field says DiPoto this privately they didn't question it as if maybe the truth is that it wasn't a live drill, meaning dot dot dot. Maybe there really wasn't attack. And there are two layers of deception happening question. Mark question. Mark could you let us know if you know the answer question Mark send normally now we would stop recording and wait for a response. But knowing you lie, I think we can just stay on the air. Here's eli. Oh, there it is. Okay. That was quick. Here's his reply. He wrote. That's exactly right in the end. It turns out that it wasn't exactly a drill though. It was a highly manageable situation. Just a guy who was trying to get a hold of dangerous bacteria to lary mea, which my brother was doing research on at the time. It was sort of a grace note as I recall, not a grave scandal like crisis. Thanks, but something potentially serious for which every precaution was taken. Because that's how we do things. Kind of like the af one issue in angel maintenance during season four, okay, not entirely clear still. But at least I was right..

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"He takes president Bartlett's jacket, and then hands it to a nurse or attack with great intention as if she should kind of rush that to the lab, and then she takes she puts on on the back of the president's chair. I think you've watching that. But you might this only funny to me like it. He doesn't say, but it seems like what he was should be saying nurse get that right to the thing. Okay. And she just kind of opens it up and puts on the back. That's great. I'd I definitely didn't get that back and look at that. Okay. For me. The most interesting part of the Charlie president, Debbie stuff is what comes at the end when Debbie's looking up what the possible affects might have been she's out of computer, and she's looking over it and she's looking up to lary meal, which is what they'd said was the agent, and she says, it's colorless odorless could be stored in a sealed envelope, but it sensitive to alter violet light. It is contagious. Some nut kind of mailed into Charlie. She now knows what the deal is. But she's just plagued by the possibility of what could have happened. And the president says you'll drive yourself crazy with this. I like that we go out on her on her phone to all the unlikely people sort of to close out this episode on its Debbie in her personal life, and how this moment has affected her, and then just a little glimpse into her personal life. It's true. I mean, it is. Unfathomable? I think for me. And that's why I asked the Senator this question of just like, how do you take this information in and then just keep on moving? You have to be able to compartmentalize that in a way that sometimes feels impossible and then another in a series of my asking you to clarify aspects of an episode for me, we are left to understand.

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

04:12 min | 3 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"Because people had gotten so blase about the drills that they needed to inject some element of uncertainty in terms of the people participating to make sure that they really did everything that they needed to. Did it get to a point where you've done so many drills where people were just sort of like so annoyed by the disruption of their schedule in the work that they had to do that they stopped taking the drills as seriously, maybe they need to. Well, I think that is a danger. I frankly, I think people are so sensitized to the security challenges we face on Capitol Hill. I mean, you've gotta go through metal detectors just to get in the room and have been rice in attacks. There have been strange. Packages that were very suspect that generated a great deal of anxiety. I I would say the anxiety level may have subsided somewhat on Capitol Hill. But it's still there and for the average citizen for those listening who are going to be a concern. I think rightfully so by what you have to say about a lack of preparation, what can the average citizen due to pressure? Our legislators or to help. Well, I think it's important for the average citizen first of all to know, how real these threats really are. I think much to our credit in some respects. We don't spend a lot of time worrying about things that aren't immediate. And so I think that's probably good for psyche. But I think we've got to understand this isn't some hypothetical threat. This will happen again. So we have to first be aware, and as people aware, this isn't just a federal issue. This isn't something that we need only do be concerned about in Washington. This is a local issue to local first responders are really going to be the. The first people on scene, and we've got to make sure that our mayors in our governors and our legislators at the state level all take this seriously that we have plans for dealing with the proactive and reactive requirements in circumstances. Like this the Senator I want to ask you, maybe more personal question. You mentioned the the migraines that you suffered in the wake of the stress in the aftermath of nine eleven how do people carry on and live through their day to day life, balancing, sort of the sensitivity to the possibilities out there. And also still having a way to live that isn't racked by stress and fear to an extent where you know, maybe their mental health or physical health is actually natively impacted a great question. And I I don't think there's any one silver bullet or some simple answer to that complicated question about how do you live with the threat of bioterrorism? So real, you know, I think we can take lessons from other threats that we've had to experience the nuclear threat, which you have to assume is that we're doing everything we can to prevent it. But we've done everything we can proactively using diplomatic. And and other means to bring down that threat level as much as possible having whatever means necessary to respond when or if it occurred, and and certainly having the capacity medically physically and then public policy to deal with the aftermath of an exchange. God forbid it would ever happen. I think we have to have that same mentality. With regard to biodefense. What are we doing proactively to do everything possible to make sure that it never happens? But then Secondly, we have to be reactive having medical countermeasures Ness ready and having multi year funding to accommodate the capacity for medical Khanna measures is really important. We know that you're a member of the blue ribbon study a panel on by. Fence, and we're going to include on our website a link to the recommendations that that you made as part of that group. Thank you. So hopefully, we can start educating ourselves. Thank you. That would be terrific. That'd be a big help Senator to thank you so much for taking the time to speak with Josh and me and our audience. Thank you so much for joining us free shit. Good to meet you both. At the beginning of this ring is very I find humorous moment where the almost of his brothers type airplane type movie in which at the beginning of this impromptu, examination the doctor who's very all business, and let's get this going..

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

04:43 min | 3 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"I ultimately developed a serious my grain headache, and I went to the NIH that morning. The morning of the sixteenth of October and got an MRI and waited for the results and found out that there was nothing wrong. It was just a lot of tension probably related to nine eleven came back into my office. Very you full work and relieve that there was nothing serious medically wrong. But I had no sooner got into my office in the capital. When my chief of staff broke into the office and said, we've got a serious problem. Twenty eight people of our staff or just exposed to what we think was anthrax a young intern that morning and opened an envelope and it exploded into the room ARIS, allies anthrax all through. The room quickly to get into the H back system spreading through the whole building. And of course, the twenty eight people were then sequestered in that room. They couldn't leave the capitol police came they came into the room just to investigate. They were then exposed to the anthrax. I went over and I was exposed. But and so the the more we realized what serious circumstances we were in the way immediately began calling emergency personnel. We contacted the CDC. And then I h they rushed emergency personnel. I got a briefing somewhere that night around two in the morning. Just trying to better understand what we ought to be doing. We really didn't know even then what were the right things to do. We were then told to we could go home change clothes, and we were asked to bring our clothes back in a garbage bag the next morning, which we did. And because the Hart building by then was shut down because the anthrax spores had now. Now gotten through the age back system all through the the Hart building we brought our our bag of clothes into the capitol building. And there they were collected. And Finally, I assume destroyed, but we really still were living in the dark. Fortunately, we had a a young expert medical expert at the time orchid NIH whose name was Dr Greg Martin. He finally made the decision and tracked overruling other people in government and vociferiously arguing with them that we all ought to be prescribed Cipro a drug that you're probably familiar with. We didn't know how long, but they had tried Cipro on monkeys and realized that Cipro had a positive effect, but they just use their own calculations. Well, if a monkey ways this much, an individual might way this much let's just assume that we had a double or triple the don't the dosage just to accommodate the weight differences. So we were all assigned. I think it was one hundred days. It may have been longer for those who are directly exposed. And that's how my anthrax experience started. So this kind of scenario was something that hadn't been anticipated or prepared for not at all. We had no clue what to do all timidly. Everybody in the Hart building were evacuated. They shut down the Hart building completely. It was shut down for. I think it was around one hundred hundred twenty days they actually stripped out just about everything inside the building. And completely reconstructed from the inside out that took a long time. I think four or five months before it was completed did your security protocols have to change drastically. After that. They did I kind of a funny story one night, I came home, and there was five or six emergency cars around my home. And there are all kinds of sniffing dogs. And there was a box on my doorstep and on top of the box. It had jerk of the week. And I had to explain it in the night had just recently. Subscribed to a South Dakota meat jerky plan. That sound may my first installment of meat jerky. But given the fact that it said jerk of the week they were concerned the dogs loved it. But. Nonetheless. But yes, my security went from twelve hours to twenty four hours the whole way, we look at mail and process mail. Now was totally changed all mail that you send to the capital if you were going to send a letter to your congressman it is now opened off campus in these very secure areas. Where people in in what looked like moon suits that opened up the mail, and then make sure that it's not contaminated, and then send it onto the members of congress within the building has changed. They now have detection mechanisms in place, but we still have a long way to go..

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

03:41 min | 3 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"Before our introduction, though to the CJ Donna seen we get a little bit of speaking of petty points. We get a little exchange and the return of Wilson Cruz. Yes, we love our Wilson Cruz. We got a chance to talk to him. And let's ask him about his experience on the west wing, which sadly was limited to just these two episodes. Joining us now is Wilson Cruz who played Jackson CJ's assistant press secretary in this episode and in episode five eighteen the documentary episode access, you may have I seen Wilson in my so called life where he played Ricky or most recently on Star Trek discovery or the net. Flicks hit show thirteen reasons. Why Wilson thanks so much for joining us. Hey, thanks for having me. Thanks for asking the fans demand. It. Last night. Yeah. You actually responded to the episode access. You tweeted some really interesting information about that. So that we had no idea we had to find out from you directly. What that experience was like before we talk about this episode. Let's talk a little bit about about that one. And how you ended up on the west wing. I mean, I was huge west wing fan from the beginning kind of brought together. Everything that interests may right? Like, great acting and great politics, and it came at a time when when we all needed it. I was way too young apparently to play any part for awhile. We kept submitting me for stuff and there were too young or looked too young. Maybe. And then finally there was this episode and it was an odd audition. Because first of all we all knew the story about the west wing, and how you had to say everything, you know, word for word. And so when we walked when I walked into the to the mission, and they were asking us to improvise. I was like, okay. This is interesting. And the best example of that was we were sitting around waiting for. A big lighting setup. That was gonna take a while. And Alex graves who directed the episode comes out of the blue. And it was like, so we all sometimes I have an idea which is going to ask you to come into this office. And what we she's gonna. I'm going to ask you some questions on camera. You see everybody kinda like freak out. My blood would have run cold. But luckily, like I said it in that tweet I had kind of created a backstory for this guy because there was no information about who he was. And I just kind of created a back story about how I got there to begin with. And luckily when I got in there to do the on camera interview, he asked the right question. And so I had some answers. And I remember at you know, it was like five or ten minutes, and they used a lot of it to be honest with you, and I just remember seeing Alex face at the end of that in him going where did all of that come from? And I was like well came from my homework where did that back story come from? I mean, you had it at the ready in turned out to be really useful. But how did you come up with Jack's backstory? I think I decided that he was pretty scrappy and that he had a real ambitious streak to him. But also that he was a bit of an inactive est I liked the idea of him being combative with CJ. I watched the show lot. So I felt like she was the kind of person who would appreciate some scrapping on her staff because she's kind of scrappy I wrote for the paper, the student paper there, and I was writing articles basically criticizing the administration really about their issues on gay issues and racial issues. And I on a lark kind of wrote this letter to CJ asking if she see me because. It wasn't getting really respond to them. And I thought I'd give it a shot like that you came up with an origin story back story that not only reflected well on Jack, but reflected well on your boss on her having hired, you it was a it's kind of brilliant. Well, thank you. I'll take it. It's very west wing. Yes. It is. Well, and I'm thinking that I was a big fan of the show and that I knew the tone of it..

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

03:30 min | 3 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"This is great will end up scoring all of the points, which I think is also something new we aren't used to this, you know, like in Arctic radar. There's a great kind of if we're going to bring sports into it. It's more like a tennis match, and there's a great volley back and forth. But here it just feels like point after point goes to will. Yeah, I agree so much. So though that by the end, you feel I think certain pity for Toby. Yeah. That it's like oh now. So he's going to win it like that. Forget about the will knock I you know, Toby is gonna win on points at the end of this. He points, right. Like this line. According to you. He's the only one tonight. It didn't look like a buffoon. And he's the only one who wasn't taking your advice. So add one to the other and tell me what you get and Toby is really just working on the fumes of his rage and pride more than any actual great points. Right. Yeah. It's gonna take him a few scenes, but he'll get to the center by the end. Yeah. But then after the secret service guy tackles, Toby wills whole demeanor, kind of changes he knows now that he's won the argument, and he got to see you Toby get taken down literally, right? Just bonus points at so now, he's having fun like Toby's sulking. But he's like he you know, he can offer him a soda. He can be helpful. Exactly. And I took those all as extra little jabs his Toby's knocking on a take any help anything. You mentioned is now something that he cannot use or do yet on paper will being the good guy. Right. Exactly. And I love and I suspect that that. It's a rich. Richard invention that little moment where he just bags his head against the wall that actually hurts gonna play the beautiful. You know, I'm sure he came up with that stick. That's great. You know, eventually the real meat of this comes out. I think that acusations that Toby is jealous of will. I think Toby it. I can't even fathom it. But will says you've had one win in your career one. And you're looking set in the face, and I'm just starting out and that's eating you apart like some kind of psychological melanoma. And it's true Toby has lost almost every election except for this one that put him in this office and will is coming off of a victory where he got a dead democrat to win in Republican controlled Orange County. Indeed, it's a pretty good track record. And really like for whatever challenges. Russell might give him. He is the incumbent vice president and he's alive. So yeah, he's definitely starting from a better place than he was unless one anyone that one. Yeah. That's right. I like that. Also, there some moments of pettiness to will. Nls always having to be right in these seems to like he's squirting seltzer bottles while Pompey's flames while Canada, let Rome burned Pompeo was blanketed invoke Canada. Bob rose. I just read that dick and also very similar to me. That is the kind of thing I would say Toby, we'll take all his pity points will will take all his petty points. Nice one thing that doesn't happen in this episode for once in season five the title of the episode is not said, and in fact, it's not said in a nice way. But it's another moment where we'll get to win. Right. A petty point is which playwright wrote, no exit. Yeah. That's right. And he knows which line of dialogue from that play. Toby is thinking of when he says something beckoned, right? I'm so grateful that the words no exit don't come out of anybody's mouth in that scene or any other. They showed great restraint last..

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

04:03 min | 3 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"To twenty four episodes a year, you reach a point sorted by in the high teens when everyone's burned out from the year and a little bit behind the curve. So it was actually Carol Flint's idea to make up for. For lost time by taking an episode with discrete story lines. And I can't remember who had the idea of kind of a lockdown of the White House. We'd obviously done that once before on the show in Isaac initial. But should just have interesting pairings of the characters in rooms. And then we sort of divided up those storylines who's actually the Toby in will storyline was my storyline with Peter Noah, what was the concept that you pitched? Well, I was looking over the episode today a little bit and just looking over the script actually and just remembering that I had worked for President Clinton. And then I went to work for president gore. And in the early months, really maybe first year of my time working for the vice president we were really just trying to function as part of the Clinton White House and as gore began to start to run for president on his own Ernest. He had to separate himself more. He had to make bolder moves and position himself as. Own man and do things that even by virtue of the fact that they indicated his own independence started to upset people in the White House. You know, who were my friends it came from that place where a bunch of months later, would you know, will be in his relationship with Toby as somebody who now didn't have to take orders from him and might even do things in defines of IMF and for myself as a White House speech writer, these comedy roasts were incredibly complicated in political and actually a huge time, drain, and I think it may have been George W Bush believe it or not after September eleventh who went to one of these. I don't think it was a correspondents dinner speech, but just gave a serious speech and didn't bother to tell jokes. And I think at the time I remember thinking, that's really lame. And he's not that funny. So he probably needed to do that. But there's something powerful about that move essentially saying, you know, I'm a constitutional officer, and I'm not hosting the tonight show. So I think those ideas, you know, sort of came to. Gather in my mind little bit. I was wondering about what seemed to be maybe one liberty that you might have taken the vice president actually speak at the correspondence dinner. Normally, no, he doesn't actually I was looking over. And I sent this to you guys if it's of interest to you or to any of your ploy listeners a rough preliminary right up of what the scenes might be. I think when I first proposed the story, and it was the gridiron dinner. Which is something out gore spoke at the grid iron. I don't really remember. Why change it may be maybe the thinking was born as familiar with those other dinners. Do we have permission to link to your beat sheet absolutely wonderful explained to the listeners what a beat sheet is? And then I'm curious would you always create this kind of thing to track a single plotline through a script a beach? She when you're sort of in the simmering kitchen of episodic television, you refer to scenes as beats the story might have. You know, it is have three beats which are three kind of discreet plot events. I guess of beat is slightly different than. The scene which is to say, you might split a beat into or you might have seen. That's just a placeholder seen or two people walking into room. But I think the heart of the original was Bob Russell had given this serious speech. Toby didn't like it. But it ended with into kind of west wing fashion, heartfelt confessions from each to the other that they sort of respected each other it it ended in a good place until be wished the president given that speech, and this is a story line. I think about mortality in the political sense. And what's hard for Toby? I think in that series. And in this storyline is that he's working for lame duck. His time is coming to an end and the new generation is coming up. And I think it's hard to let go but in cool. I Don he has to admit that he admires. What will is doing?.

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

03:58 min | 3 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"Here's where those different areas are in ring one we have the president and Charlie and Debbie versus anthrax. In ring two we have Leo versus Abby. Good matchup. It's the drugs rang. Maybe in ring three we have will versus Toby the speechwriting ring in ring four we have CJ versus Donna the boys ring slash career advice ring slash back del test failure ring if it is coming and then in the final ring we have Josh Lyman and Kate Harper. And the getting to know you ring did the who knows what what do they now and the five ring circus this episode? That's right to other little things about the Toby will ring one I love that after insulting Toby in a previous scene about his age to his then whistling sunrise sunset and learn the room which had actually thought double resonance to me. Of course, he's saying, you know, Toby says something about sailing off into the sunset of his life or something. Like that. But also the lyrics of the song is this the little girl. I carried is this the little boy at play is kind of like there is a little bit of a father paternal thing with will and Will's kind of grown up and moved on. And it's almost like I think he's Toby is mourning the loss of their more innocent familial relationship, one less other thing is that one of these scenes Richard is I think rather inelegantly balancing a plank of wood on his hand. I think I made a play that I should be doing that. Because I'm incredibly good at I could balance it on my forehead, I gue- balance on my nose balance on my foot, and we decided to energy wasn't ready for the CNN Elsa. It would be weird that I served so lay in ability to balance. Oh, but I'm really good. They're like, yeah. You're too good. That's gonna look ridiculous special episode of the podcast. Oh, yeah. I'll try to do it and will link I think that could make for great audio me saying well, folks Josh's balancing this thing on his nose. I wish you could see this. Okay. We have a wealth of. Yes. For this episode. The idea we have former Senator Tom Daschle whose office was once targeted by an anthrax attack. First of all the timing of. This is crazy. I feel like we opened a lot of our discussions with. How is it were having this discussion on this day? Sometimes it's today. And indeed today of oh, you know, the story line and no exit involves a possible bacteriological attack. We are talking to each other and discussing this episode on a day when multi explosive devices have been discovered having been sent to a variety of Democrats and liberals, including George Soros, and Barack Obama Hillary Clinton Eric Holder, and even CNN CNN itself, Maxine Waters, and I heard on the radio that CNN had a drill similar to what we see in no exit today. And that most of the people involved the way you do figured it was just a drill. Right. Well, this is very real unfortu-. Definitely. And we're going to hear from Senator Daschle about the very real experience that he had back in the weeks following September eleventh. We also are going to catch up with Wilson Cruz right on who played Jackson who we first met in access, and it makes a brief appearance in this episode. And it'll give us a chance to talk to him. And before that joining us now is ally Addy the recently, married ally. Why thank you stem into a mazal tov mazal tov Zimet, I see everything through rose colored glasses. Now, you're not a credited writer on this episode, but you did work on this episode. That's right. This is an episode that was a little bit unusual for the west wing because very often in broadcast TV when you're doing twenty.

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

03:20 min | 3 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"The story was conceived by Carol Flint and Mark Goffman. And the episode was directed by Julie a bear Julie being the second person the cast and crew with the next Sunday goo and her name, and what was the air day own nice. I really April twenty eighth two thousand four here is synopsis after a black tie dinner the president and his staff are locked down in the White House. When a foreign substance is detected inside forcing an odd coupling of people who are forced to occupy small rooms where they share personal reflections and some turn confrontational when Toby accuses will of backstabbing Bartlett, the odd coupling star. Just sounds like a great idea for TV. As the inspection continues. The president fitter and Charlie submit to intensive inspection while and other corners CJ has strong career advice for Donna and Josh queries security advisor, Kate on why his joke was deleted from the chiefs speech for rejoice in I want to say we threw out in our last podcast episode a request to come up with what will Bailey's exposition nickname would be. Yeah. At will Bailey. The Microsoft Office paper clip exactly the consensus seems to be that. It would be a William tell William tell right. Not that. It's not that. That's not better riot. If people suggested that including grace Dobbin, Tim Kirk Ben greenfield, Darryl, Anthony and Amazon Queen Kate. I am sure there are others. Thank you, all I think that's the clear winner. Great. I might still call you them. I might still refer to him as a Microsoft Office paper clip, though, I like that too. But it's not as concise. There's a moment in this episode when president Bartlett says, that's what I call willpower. I would like to add that voice over to wills making it rain in season for all. Yeah. That is power. Sure. Before we even start. I just want to mention that when we were first launching the west wing weekly. We did some press, and we did a few interviews and a couple of people asked us what we're our favorite west wing episodes. What we're most looking forward to. And I remember on multiple occasions, you said, no exit and I hadn't seen the episode at the time. But now have an I clearly understand why this is one of your favorites. Yes. I had. I had a great time. They, you know, great material written for me, and in one feature of it in common with one of my other favorite episodes to shoot Arctic radar is that I got to work with Richard and go head to head with them take them on. And I just loved that sort of challenge and opportunity. Yeah. This really this is maybe my favorite will Toby storylines since Arctic radar. I think which is also one of my favorites. And it's really nice to see. Well. One. It's nice to see you really letting it rip. You know, we get to see Richard do his thing often. But it's nice to see you just like let it all out and those scenes are fantastic. Thanks. Yeah. It was good fun to shoot. And also, I just think characterize the two of them it's been bubbling under the surface, this sort of mutual resentment anger aggravation. And it's about time it bubbled to the service. And I'm glad that the writers and John wells gave them the opportunity to go at it. And get more of it out in the open. It's kind of a multi seen couples therapy sessions absolutely yen, as the synopsis mentioned, everyone is kind of sequestered into these different areas and just quickly..

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

The West Wing Weekly

02:24 min | 3 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly

"And then we get Wilson Cruz and a couple of others introduced here, and he's a feels like a big name to drop in and then disappear. If we're seeing in this episode, the daily ritual in CJ. Office every morning. There's thirty people crammed in there. You know, doing a rundown, how is it? We've never seen that before and we've never seen any of them ever before. You know, it's not. I agree. Yeah, it's very odd, but I like it. And so I just wish that were part of it. Speaking of CJ support staff, though, I will say, I think my favorite part of the entire episode is when Carol gets interviewed by the documentary. Well, you know, I'm I'm split on that. Really. I love any extra time for Carol because I love Melissa fits and she's terrific, and she's terrific in this episode, but I did write down, you think Chevra has to lie to the press. Gosh, that's a tough question to answer the camera. Like that's a rookie response. I mean, that's really what Carol has to say, Carol who couldn't have CJ's back anymore. Ooh, does she li- kinda rough to answer? I'm like, wow, that answer Carol. That's a good point. I think I folded that in with Toby saying, oh, she withholds information, you know, with the rest of that and I was giving her the benefit there, but you're right on its own. She's basically saying, maybe she lies. Yeah. I mean, I would think she'd be fired for that. Right. If the interview came out for years earlier. Yeah. Well, CJ still had a job and Carol did to, I guess I was. I had skipped ahead to the end. She's best boss. I couldn't have better job. I really look at CJ as my mentor. I think that just that was really wonderful and sweet. It's the kind of thing where like the, you know, the Toby reveal that he found her for a senatorial race. This is just a piece of exposition that illuminates their relationship and other context. We wouldn't have gotten there wouldn't be necessarily a moment where Carroll says to someone explicitly CJ as my mentor, but it completely fits. And it is just nice to hear that it gives this depth to it and it doesn't feel like it's ret conning changing anything. But at the same time, enriches what we've seen before and what will come after agreed. Maybe that's why they did this stupid film grew episode. Now we're gonna take a quick break. The west wing.

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on Watch What Crappens

Watch What Crappens

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on Watch What Crappens

"We have sent phillips i can keep going down do what will volleyball we can do that listen janice ball he's more expensive because he knows tom hanks his apartment will be more expensive how about wilson cruz so the guy the p a on the other end of the line i listen here don't play fredrika literally says them play hardball frederick goes down bloop bloop bloop bleep bloop bloop bloop deeply it's like when you call comcast and they've on hold like they're thinking about it because back these i imagine nations we're going meet your breast density progress like yes extends out and puts his head out of the sunroof like shut the fuck up like i've never prayed for an overpass more than so then ryan he's like put together a q and a because it's really important you know to get gas together on the same tv show and i mean who else is gonna do it so here we are queuing a in some creepy duct inked place yeah exactly so everyone's shows up ryan and frederick and steve they're all happy and robert frank from cnbc guys he's going to be c and so there's a panel and they're just giving out advice and really vice success begets success way it's not what not that's the way the cookie crumbles my right everyone but going a widow window opens guys how much does this cost can have your marbly needed to you know what i'm saying so it's like scrolling through instagram yeah there was some looking intermat intermittent fasting ab.

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"wilson cruz" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

02:09 min | 4 years ago

"wilson cruz" Discussed on The Young Turks

"Wow okay so there's another actor who spoke out wilson cruz who is a gay actor who plays wraps interestingly enough wraps love interest in star trek recently spoke out about sexual harassment at eight gay lesbian straight education network awards the event saying that an older gentlemen made offers when he was young adding i did not take them up on it it was uncomfortable i was in my 20s and i thought is this what one does right here and then he was worried that his decision not to act on it would would hurt his career which i think a lot of people do worry about yeah and that's why a lot of these people prey on younger people with their male or female because of the sink or they're not gonna know what the standardisation they don't know what's right and wrong in a good pretend like it's normal and it's in they have no power and when they have no power it's easier take advantage of and in the movie industry unfortunately in their taping industry overall the gatekeepers an old days before the internet had all of the power so when you have the kind of power disparity in me you put in uh honestly men into the equation in from time time women do it as well but is far more prevalent among men both gay and straight mid bits of dynamic for a lot of abuse and harassment and so it's not a rose for his look i told you guys about this over the last couple of weeks just because i i i kept hearing from several different people never never any specific and they never named anyone right but the uh for years folks who come in here for interviews as cetera been leg were in a oneday that'll come out how much it happens among you know in engaging hollywood and and so i just you have to remember there's also of victims who are also either street or gay frightens them harassed by by those powerful man i don't think anyone sexual orientation is any indication as to whether or not they're likely to be a sexual predator so let's just get that out of the way to take ulis notion however i think that.

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