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Fresh update on "lightfoot" discussed on WGN Programming
"And able to take care of us and get back to doing what we do, which is creating a delivering fund escapism. How can you not be happy Sons out? We got margaritas flowing. Jimmy Buffett's plan could be a lot worse. Most of the restaurants and Navy Pier we're reporting waiting times of 45 minutes to an hour. Chicago police keeping busy this weekend, three more teenagers shot and two separate shootings this afternoon, officials say, 2 17 year olds are in good condition after being shot in north Lawndale around 3 30. The other shooting left a 14 year old boy with gunshot wounds to the neck in west Woodlawn. His condition is unknown. Both investigations ongoing Police also investigating a fatal shooting in downtown this afternoon, officials say. A man was shot several times at the intersection of Wells and Harrison while sitting in a parked car. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital, and he was pronounced dead there. Police still investigating and asking anyone with information to come forward. Chicago police officer now facing federal charges for storming the U. S Capitol building back on January 6th. Prosecutors say Carl she's sick was on medical leave when he traveled to D C and that he used the n word while also sharing pictures. But his role in the riots, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says extremism will not be tolerated should and must always hold officers accountable for their actions both on and off duty. The Fraternal Order of police president has come to she six defense Music was relieved of his police powers back on June 2nd. The man they call the great leg jumper has made his last jump. Dan O'Connor has jumped into Lake Michigan every day for the past year to raise money for local music venues that had to shut down because of Covid 19 restrictions. Today at Montrose Harbor, O'Connor made his final plunge for charity before a crowd of supporters, The people of Chicago.
Illinois Lifting Capacity Limits for Businesses
"Lifting all capacity limits on bars, restaurants, businesses and other venues as of yesterday. The announcement in Chicago came from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and was aired on ABC seven. We are here to announce re opening day in Chicago, businesses still can have their own rules for capacity masks and social distancing maskers still required on public transportation and at airports, schools. And hospitals. The
Fresh update on "lightfoot" discussed on 3 Dimensional Wealth Radio
"Austin, Texas that are in, police chief Joseph Hakone said at a news conference in two of the injured people were in critical condition as a four a.m. local time Nobody had died. The outgoing chief of Israel's Secret service has given the closest acknowledgement so far that Israel was behind the recent attacks targeting Iran's nuclear program and the military scientist Karen from Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, told Israel's channel 12 that the Iranian Natanz nuclear base doesn't look like it used to. Cohen did not directly claimed the attacks, but his specificity gave the closest suggestions so far that Israel had a hand in them. They also discussed in November killing of the Iranian scientists, Marcin Fakhrizadeh responsible for building Iran's military nuclear program decades ago, While Cohen on camera doesn't claimed the killing in a segment of the program. The journalist who conducted the interview described Cohen as having personally signed off on I'm Karen Gemma's Illinois, lifting all capacity limits on bars, restaurants, businesses and other venues as of yesterday. The announcement in Chicago came from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and was aired on ABC seven. We are here to announce re opening day in Chicago, businesses still can have their own rules for capacity masks and social distancing maskers still required on public transportation and at airports, schools. And hospitals. The Justice Department says it will scrutinize wave of new laws aimed at guaranteeing voter integrity. Attorney General Mary Garland says he's not so sure about some of those laws. Many of the changes are not even.
Illinois Lifts Most COVID Restrictions and ‘Fully Reopens’ Today
"Up 13 points. Illinois is lifting all capacity limits on bars, restaurants and other businesses. It means Chicago Is the largest big city in the country that's fully reopened. Mayor Lori Lightfoot credited the people of Chicago for getting to this point. You master you got faxed up, and now it's time for you to get up. Get out of the house this summer and fully and safely and enjoy the events of the best city on the planet. Data shows more than 68% of Illinois residents, 18 and older have received at least one dose. 51% of
Fresh update on "lightfoot" discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"At all for the Justice Department to be seizing data privately and secretly without the member's knowledge of members of Congress, And that obviously raises all sorts of questions about the branches of government and potentially a president and his Justice Department spying on members of Congress. Senate Democrats, one former attorneys General Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions to testify. A Chicago police officer has been arrested on federal misdemeanor charges for being involved in the assault on the U. S. Capitol. Carol Cheswick texted photos of himself inside the building while wearing a Chicago PD sweatshirt under an open coat. I'm Tim Maguire. Coronavirus update. I'm Ed Donahue with an A P news minute stocks finished higher. The Dow up 13 points. Illinois is lifting all capacity limits on bars, restaurants and other businesses. It means Chicago is the largest Big city in the country that's fully reopened. Mayor Lori Lightfoot credited the people of Chicago for getting to this point. You master up, You got backstop, and now it's time for you to get up. Get out of the house this summer and fully and safely and.
"lightfoot" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Lightfoot is in a jam, but she's not the only one. All of Chicago is in a jam with her. The politicians in the General Assembly in Springfield are about to inflict upon US an elected board of education campaigning candidates assailing each other for a chance to control our schools. The politicians are bowing to the will of the Chicago Teachers Union and the ward, bosses of the City Council who, like jamming Lightfoot and are hoping will elect a board of Ed. They can muscle in the stripping away her powers to staff and run the schools, politics politics. Think about that. An elected board of education campaign gurus coaching candidates dashing through neighborhoods, making promises they know and we know they cannot keep And when the campaign is over, and the votes are counted, the winners will take over a $7 billion budget. And despite their lack of experience in managing public schools, they'll take over the task of nurturing the young minds of 350,000 Children. And the peace of mind of a million parents in Springfield. The assembly and the governor are pressing for an elected school board of 21 members three times the size of the board. We have now 21 advocates preaching their personal objectives. That's democracy, say the politicians, letting the people decide. That's unwieldy, says the mayor. And Oh, what a mistake. It will be given the conduct of Chicago elections. Oh, how right she is..
Fresh update on "lightfoot" discussed on On Target with LEPD Firearms and Gun Range
"And the police involved. Shootings, though, remained at nine for the year. And you know something. I would love to have an interview with Mayor Lightfoot. But you see, I can't. You can't because you're the wrong color right, apparently to get an interview with the mayor. Her words. You have to be a person of color, which would preclude us so we just have to read about it in the papers. How about Columbus? Papa? Well, this is embarrassing. The update for Columbus is 87 homicides for the year. And the number of shootings. Um, well, yeah, that's the number of shootings like yes. Number of homicides. Well, yeah. What you got written here? Come on, And And then, Of course, you said it's embarrassing for a civilized society. It is. It's ridiculous. You know, it's like and You hit the nail on the head were like a third world country. Now we are getting there. Thanks to our politicians. Absolutely. J c I know. Uh, we've rambled on here a bit. What kind of news you have for us? Well, there's some really, really big things. We could probably do a couple hours on the news from today, but a real quickly the New York state lawmakers. We talked about it, Uh, in the last couple of weeks they did passed legislation on nuts wasn't surprising. They did this on Tuesday. Intended to allow civil lawsuits to be brought against firearms manufacturers and dealers. Okay, so you can always to accompany for firearms company if they had a malfunction. I mean, the triggers on Remington they had to replace. I don't know, four million triggers or something like that which is part of the reason that they went out of business. Now there's liability. So what they have done in New York, the state of New York, and a lot of other people are now paying attention to this. That they heard changing is the first of its kind. They're going to specifically classified, illegal or proper marketing or sale of guns as a nuisance and under the nuisance laws that the technical classification That would open the industry to civil liability suits. In New York for anyone who was injured by a gun. Um, and by the way, you know, New York is experiencing, um, just a unfortunately just a plethora. A large amount of shootings are 68% increase. In shootings, um over last year, 68% increase so far this year, and last year was like 80% above the year before that, so it's just going, you know, out of control, so what they want to do? Instead of trying to fix a problem. They want to put the gun industry out of business. And so, um what they could do? Yeah, hold that thought here because we need to jump to this break. But let's continue that on the other side because it is important to also talk about the ATF rulings that we need to talk about. We're talking broadcasting live from the studios of LAPD Farms Range will be right back after the.
Latino Groups Want DOJ Probe of Chicago Police Shooting
"Lawyers and community leaders will ask the Department of Justice to investigate the fatal shooting of a 13 year old boy by a Chicago police officer. Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and Pilsen lost center will call on Mer Lori Lightfoot to accelerate court supervised changes to policing in Chicago and food and foot pursuits by officers and to invest federal covert relief dollars to help young people in the neighborhood, or Adam to later lived and died.
7-Year-Old Fatally Shot in McDonald's Drive-Thru in Chicago
"In Chicago or father wounded attack yesterday, remains under investigation. Chicago police say seven year old jazz Lynne Adams was shot repeatedly and died at a nearby hospital. According to a worker at the restaurant to people in the drive through Lane got out of the car and began firing into a vehicle Jasmine and her father were in. Jonty Adams was shot in the upper body. Police say he's listed in serious condition. The shooter's air not in custody. A motive is not yet been determined. The Chicago Tribune reports the father may have been the target because of gang ties. Mere Lori Lightfoot called the child's killing unthinkable in a tweet gurnal. Scott Fox News. Another probe targeting New York governor Andrew Cuomo was
Bodycam Video Shows Chicago Police Shooting of 13-Year-Old Boy
"Video has been released of the shooting death by police of a 13 year old boy in Chicago and officer is heard yelling. Drop it at Adam Toledo before he was shot. A still frame taken from the jumping nighttime footage appears to show Toledo wasn't holding anything and had his hands up or partially up. His family's attorney, Adina Weiss, Ortiz says it doesn't matter if the teenagers a choir boy or involved in untoward activity. The fact of the matter is that he was walking in the street, and he was shut shot unarmed before the video was released. Chicago Mere Lori Lightfoot choking up a times call for calm. We can't have that be. What are young people experience in our city? It will take all of us to turn this around. The mayor's in Chicago is traumatized by a long history of police, violence and misconduct. I'm Ed Donahue
Bodycam Footage of Boy Being Shot Dead by Chicago Police
"Police review. Board has released body camera video of a police officers fatal shooting of a thirteen year old boy last month civilian office of police accountability and independent board that investigates police shootings releasing the footage of the march twenty ninth fatal shooting of adamant toledo following on the allowing the boy's family to view it earlier in the week shortly before its release mayor lori lightfoot called on the public to remain peaceful at times choking up lightfoot condemn the city's history of police violence and misconduct especially in black and brown communities lightfoot pointed a systemic failures we simply must fix
Chicago releases video of fatal police shooting of boy, 13
"Body camera video has been released of the shooting death by police of a thirteen year old boy in Chicago an officer is heard yelling drop it at Adam Toledo before he was shot this still frame taken from the jumping night time footage appears to show Toledo wasn't holding anything and had his hands up or partially up his family's attorney do you know why sorties says it doesn't matter if the teenagers a choir boy or involved in on toward activity the fact of the matter is that he was walking in the street and he was shot shot an armed before the video was released Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot choking up at times call for calm we can't be what our young people experience in our city it will take all of us to turn this around the mayor says Chicago is traumatized by a long history of police violence and misconduct I'm a Donahue
Officials release video from fatal police shooting of 13-year-old
"Video footage of a fatal pollution fatal police shooting of a 13 year old boy in Chicago is being released. The Marisa's The images are excruciating. Chicago's mayor would not confirm that 13 year old Adam to Leto had a gun when confronted by police in an alleyway March 29th. They were responding to a call of shots fired, but the Cook County attorney's office has said he did have a gun in his hand when he was shot. Mayor Lori Lightfoot got emotional during a press conference Thursday, saying her city Is awash in illegal guns and that they have failed Children like Adam. We've got to do things differently, she said. She's speaking with the Biden administration and wants new federal gun legislation. As Jessica
Woman, 55, carjacked outside South Loop Target in Chicago
"Approached when behind by three men who took her keys. 55 year old tried to fight back, but police say was pushed to the ground as one man drove off in her black out AQ five. Chicago Mayor Lightfoot is appealing for calm ahead of the release of a body camera video showing the fatal
21-Month-Old Boy Shot In Chicago Remains In Critical Condition
"Schools is yet Word from relatives of the 21 month old boy shot on Lake Shore Drive yesterday is that he is recovering. Authorities say the boy was writing in a child safety seat with his grandmother in her boyfriend. Then a road rage incident occurred near Soldier Field shots were fired and the boy was hit in the head. He remains in critical condition. However, relatives say that he is making progress. And the boy's great grandfather says he has ideas about gun violence in Chicago and would like to sit down with Mayor Lightfoot and police
Chicago mayor calls for foot chase policy change following deadly shooting
"Chicago police departments foot pursuit policy this after last week's deadly shooting of 13 year old Adam to lay, though at Bianca's director of communications and public policy for a C L U Illinois, he says the city was warned about flaws in this policy several years ago four years ago. The Department of Justice. The U. S Department of Justice and its report about policing in the city pointed out that these kinds of events actually were one of the main drivers of the use of excessive force against Brown and black people all across Chicago. Lightfoot says she wants changes in place by summer, saying it's one of the most dangerous parts and times of year for policing. The majority of yesterday's proceedings
7 people injured in overnight shooting in Englewood, Chicago
"Injured seven people, one seriously. An update from WGN's Glenn Marshall Police were on the scene investigating the shooting moments after people were taken to hospitals. Police told told us us that that happened happened around around 11 11 P.m. P.m. last last night night near near the the Corner Corner of of 68 68 Self, Self, Justine Justine and and Inglewood. Inglewood. Ah, Ah, 39 39 year year old old woman woman is is in in serious serious condition condition here here at at the the University University of of Chicago Chicago Hospital Hospital after after she was shot in the arm and abdomen. Police say an altercation on a sidewalk led to the shootings. The woman is at the University of Chicago Hospital, the others taken to area hospitals in fair condition. No one is in custody. Mayor Lightfoot's calling for a
Chicago officials call for release of video showing fatal police shooting of 13-year-old
"Of a 13 year old shot and killed by Chicago. Police wants answers. Police say Adam Toledo was killed Monday in the Little Village neighborhood after what the department called an armed confrontation. Adina Weiss, Ortiz's attorney for the Toledo family, says they don't have all the information at this time. The mother wants to know the truth of all facts surrounding the death of her son, and we hope that this time that should be able to get it. This time. We understand that she'll have a meeting next week In reviewing the video, Police Superintendent David Brown and Mayor Lori Lightfoot are calling for release of the body cam video of the fatal shooting. Copa says it's researching all legal avenues. Agency policy is to release all video within 60 days.
Mayor Lightfoot delivers address to acknowledge one-year anniversary of COVID-19 in Chicago
"Chicago Mayor Lightfoot delivered an address from City Hall Friday afternoon marking the one year anniversary of the coronavirus in Chicago. Some of my harvest monuments is mayor had been making decisions that I knew what Harvey business Cause someone to lose their job. We're seeing firsthand the tremendous burdens that people are carrying. Without any relief. The mayor held a moment of silence honoring the 5000 Chicagoans who died so far
Mayor Lightfoot Thanks City Workers as Chicago's Restaurant Week Kicks Off
"Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot could decide to keep city restrictions at current levels. Given its high population and separate Coben 19 vaccine program. The city is expected to shed light soon on its plan. Today, the mayor thanks city workers as she officially kicked up restaurant Week. Every city department that has Sacrifice. It has worked their tails off to make sure that we have a solid infrastructure for distributing vest room, speaking from the city's Central Command Center restaurant week runs through April, 4th. And for the first time it includes take out and delivery in addition to the usual indoor and outdoor dining reservations,
Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Chicago’s COVID-19 Response And Vaccine Roll Out
"The mayor of chicago has to be prepared to deal with many serious issues at once but lori lightfoot could not have foreseen managing a global pandemic as part of the job when she first ran for mayor now one year since the first state shutdowns the city is gradually becoming vaccinated and a potential return to normal is within sight joining us now to talk about the city's covid nineteen response and what's to come is mayor lori lightfoot mayor lightfoot thank you for being with us. Let's start with the news of this week. You announce that residents in the one see category will be eligible for the vaccine starting march twenty nine so that includes folks in industries like it finance law media etc. Will the city have enough supply to meet that. Substantial demand in short order look also wanted to note that it also includes a lot of essential workers Particularly restaurant workers and other folks that have been on. The front lines are going to get their opportunity. Starting march twenty nine. The reality is we will open up and just as we did with one a and one. B people will sign up for appointments. And then it'll be a little bit of time between when sign up for and then you're actually able to get other vaccine but we've been getting encouraging news of from the federal government about an increase vaccine supply particularly into april and may so we feel very optimistic but as has been the case along people are going to have to be patient off. We were not going to have immediately all the vaccine to fit that increase volume in demand. But we will get there and now we've i think building infrastructure and it's been very well tested so i feel confident about our ability to meet growing me
Chicago to expand vaccine eligibility to most residents by end of March
"Become eligible for a covert 19 vaccine the end of this month. WGN's Jen DeSalvo Mayor Lightfoot announcing today that the city has the opportunity to open more eligibility for covert 19 vaccinations. Vaccination eligibility will be expanded to residents who have underlying conditions essential workers such as restaurants, hotels, hairdressers, clergy construction Delivery and warehouse workers just to name a few. Chicago was on track to administer it's one million dose by next week.
Are You Eligible? Here's Who Qualifies for COVID Vaccine Under Chicago's Phase 1C
"Chicago will move to phase one Sea of Cove in 19 vaccination eligibility on March 29th. But Dr Ellison, our body of the city's Department of Public Health, cautions that vaccines may not be available right away. More vaccine is coming. April or May is going to be your opportunity to get vaccinated in Phase one C in Chicago Phase one C means that residents with underlying health conditions and other essential workers such as restaurant employees can get vaccinated. They're Lightfoot says she was disappointed to learn that Loretta Hospital distributed dozens of covert 19 vaccines to workers at Trump Hotel in downtown Chicago, who were not yet eligible to get the shots. But they recognize that this is mistaking absolutely could never be repeated, and it's a cautionary tale. For any other provider. Hospital officials said The vaccine event held at the downtown hotel was meant to benefit mostly black and brown workers. Loretta Hospital, which operates on the city's West side, was the first facility to administer the vaccine in Chicago.
"lightfoot" Discussed on Dumb People Town
"Yelled at her threatening to call the police because she left her son in the car. He i love it so mad. I stole your car. We're out here. Stealing cars is one thing. And i get it. I'm good at it leaving. You can't return an item. You're making our jobs harder. Lady right. we're just out. Here's is cars now. You're making me a kidnap. You don't think this is hard enough for anybody right now. I'm not a kidnapper rally to me. Also jane i have a big. We've talked about this on her daily podcast. We have a huge problem with adults when they're taken being called the kidnapping because you're an adult like i get it in this case. What are you kidding out. But it should be an nabbing kid adding it's not napping indicated to sleep. This is a terrible misnomer and we need to do something about it so you fix it. He drives back yells at. The mother threatens to call the police because she left her son in the car. The man then ordered her to get her son out of the car before he drove off. Again it's all he did was crank. Roll down the window. Get over here. I'm leaving. I'm leaving but you still my car sir you. Why don't you go in and get me three pilot chuck roast and i'll get and this is the mom as moms. We get really busy. And we think we're just running in for kiss and this is just a perfect example of just letting our guards down and how terribly it could of ended. So i'm just you've used just way too many times. Guess thankful that he's okay and it was so stupid. And i'll never do it again. But it's that split-second decision that could just change everything. The woman told fox news. She said the boy was not harmed during their ordeal and she was wearing a shirt that says white wine all the time. Wait the thing about it is. There was probably a minute where the kids gone. And there's just a quick second. She's like i could go to vegas. Yeah just which is so much life guys. You know i should be bad and i will be sad about this but just getting start doing pilates with a four year. Old four year old would definitely just be like. Oh hello. oh we're going this time. Why are we. What color do you like. Do you like steak. He couldn't handle the acquisition. Just started questions about dinosaurs. And he's like he tried for awhile. He's like put trying to reach back with goldfish and stuff like i can't. They can't grab my my snack. Help me let me. She was relieved because the she never wanted a kid to be born in two thousand sixteen anyway and so she was like. Hey let me start over the no five police are looking for the suspect and the vehicle. The suspect is described as a white male in his twenties or thirties. So he's saying cardigan. And yes and we stealing the car. He has dark brown braided hair. The car is twenty thirteen silver honda pilot with oregon license plate. Anyone with information is asked to call the beaver to i kind of feel like you got your back. He gets the car. That's a trait. That's right you the worst thing that could have avenue in your life was fixed and no longer have a car. That's what she's saying. Do you know what i mean. Just so happy to have our kid back in his mind he was just like she's probably going to give me this car. I was going to drop charges right up of it. Like i'm willing to trade you this car of already stolen for years and she wanna take him the deal. I've never been in a honda pilot. But i feel like pretty nice pretty nice. It's one of the top end. Suv family cars while you. That's great show. Love it kirpan. All again bananas. Podcast check the following on.
"lightfoot" Discussed on Dumb People Town
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"lightfoot" Discussed on Dumb People Town
"One guy at work that he idolizes and looks up to who said to him. You're really gonna let your kid be born in two thousand twenty. Can't shake that a look at this guy gotta look at gerry everyday. Kurt i only saw glimpse and i love that. You're wearing a meal shirt. okay. Neil it okay. And then it goes. He goes on. This actually tried to argue with me telling me that i was what i was doing is considered perjury. It is was being nice by saying considered. She is in legal terms right after. She told me that what i was doing is considered forgery and would cause a huge issue. Because it's not just an hour. I was changing the day as well. So she's saying he's still changing. It's like yeah that's the point. I told her that i'm his dad. So say no you. Don't get to say in the world. You're going to be a great dad when this kid come things wants to do with its life or the person it is or how it identifies or any of that stuff and you go. I say no. You don't know what's going to be crazy as like three months and when the kid who hasn't slept in like three days and they're both going crazy you know that dad's well you could awaited had him born and twenty twenty one and then they are getting divorced. You don't put. I told you don't push early. Needed fifty five more minutes. Great kid a twenty twenty kid cry so much so that is and i you bring that up in. It is so funny. But it is like the culture of grievance you've now given this guy the grievance for the rest of his life this it gets he he digs deep so he says i told her that on the data and ice get assay and i take full responsibility for anything that happens later but you're not billing for what happens now. He lashed out at me. This is like people who post like pro fucking white nationalist shit and then they're like how dare you treat me like this like you. Marty offensive had mean tweet associates. Stephen miller had the gall to be like biden's Immigration policies are downright.
"lightfoot" Discussed on Dumb People Town
"Come on the he took the lasso. Connected it to the moose. Antler tight it to the guy and he then they dragged him for forty nine. You know you can't control moves you could lead moussa water. But she can't control and it's dragging. These are recent immigrants from scotland from from hamilton hamilton. Gumi okay harry. Giving mr lewis's condition after the officer Had given him a. Oh this is some shit sure. Yeah okay. I'm going to read this. All together did not get far before being tackled by the officer. According to the judge quote given mr lewis trance condition the officer could have given him a one hundred meter headstart and he still would not have evaded capture. Is that breaking yes. That's a little showboating. Giving you at lewis is trial also like a weird thing to. I could have beaten you with one arm tied behind my back. Well you have both your legs at lewis's trial right you call this just keeps revealing itself. It's like a job. Seen in arrested development at lewis is trial a woman testified that she drove lewis and another man from liverpool toward bit bridgewater when she told the court. Lewis started freaking out now to the level of that. I don't know that we know we do. Actually she said lewis kicked out the windshield. Sure at which point she and the other man fled. She told the court when they left. There was no acts and no hole in the rear window. Go story this is dumb. Axes coming from inside the caw. Could you imagine he starts kicking out the window the windshield which is not easy to do that and then they leave and some like renegade vagabond rolls up with an like he finds himself in a whole nother spider's web like in pulp fiction where he's gone.
"lightfoot" Discussed on Dumb People Town
"Jokes crossover episode right here daniel. We jump into this. Sending by max batman at max batman. I don't know i had to take a maximum syndrome. Yeah it flies in this room. Jumping around little bit max batman b. e. t. m. a. And if you want to give them a follow me up at daniel van kirk hashtag dumpy without. That's how you sounded stories are open. But that's not where they go all right here we go. There's so many questions in this story. Even headline itself should have a question mark because it doesn't to give you the bravest most concise synopsis. Yes they shouldn't confuse. You is what you're trying to say hair. Go ready headline acts missing windshield lead to drunk driving arrest. And i'm adding in pauses and commas. That aren't there helping make more sense as windshield lead. The drunk driving arrest acts missing windshield acts missing windshield lead to drunk driving arrests a x. e. who you could infer that a windshield and an axe have come together like the brave. Little toaster led to a drunk driving. Let your question kurt. oh. I don't have a question. I was holding my hand like that. It definitely looked like i was raised in my head. I actually no no no so so like so confused as to like you were frozen mid gesture you look like you wanted to act question. So what access windshield right missing child sounds like an axe was thrown and it missed a windshield causing drunk driving. This is what you don't wanna headline to find shasta five words that make every dumb people story. Wonderful start like this a bizarre set of circumstances. Yes yes that is we zero in. We want dumb people town stories to start like the beginning of magnolia. Where you're like surely. This is not a coincidence. Early these thing. Frogs could come out of the sky. At bizarre set of circumstances has netted nova scotia man a conviction for drunk driving okay. rcmp because we're nova scotia where we're getting from rcmp. We're called to a section of highway one. Oh three outside bridgewater teddy nasty and on december third twenty nine nine for a motor vehicle complaint so somebody just mad about a car. Your responding officers found a parked car. Straddling the white line. The car was missing. Its front windshield. There was a hole in the back window glass on the highway and an axe in the back seat. I did not read a leyritz. Sounds cutting rogers. He broke even our front wheelchair. The hole in the.
"lightfoot" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"This is the politics and more podcast I'm David Ramnik. Until becoming mayor of Chicago last year Lori lightfoot had never held elected office, but she'd served as a prosecutor and spent nearly a decade working on police reform. Now, she's contending with civil unrest over police violence, and at the same time, the president of the United States is constantly attacking her for the city's homicide and gun violence rates. Last week. Donald Trump announced that he's sending to Chicago two hundred federal agents. Is You have the hardest job in America maybe. They used to say that about New York City Being big city mayors tough. No matter raise I can't imagine. So let's let's begin president trump recently announced that he was sending two hundred federal agents to Chicago to do what he called fight crime were you involved in that decision? No the president frequently says things. That may or may not actually be accurate. What. What. Hasn't happened yet but I anticipate happening is additional resources to the FBI. ATF. To, really plug into existing. Criminal investigations around guns, gangs, and violent crime. And an unlike what happened in Portland I think the circumstances are different despite. The rhetorical flourishes. Off from the president and others in his administration, it sounds like you welcome the help from president trump. I don't think of it has helped from president trump because there's a lot of things that the president could do which she refuses to do and I get it. I suppose. But our biggest driver violence is handguns every single year our police department seizes more legal guns than New York City or l.. A.. And that's a massive number and the reason is we're surrounded by other jurisdictions that have very lax gun laws, and if the president really wanted to do something that would be a game changer. Do something around that. Do something about assault weapons empower the ATF to truly regulate a federally licensed gun dealers. There's a number of things that the federal government is uniquely qualified to do. He refuses to do that would actually make a difference in the city like Chicago have you had a chance to express that to him and what kind of response.
"lightfoot" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Thank you mayor Lightfoot so I want to echo the mayor's excitement as we're looking ahead toward phase four but also emphasized that now is the time to remain cautious and remain conservative we've seen excellent progress through phase three and in fact we've hit our metrics even sooner than we thought that we would and that is during the time that we have cautiously reopened the idea is that if our city on a hole is on a downward trajectory from covert nineteen we have the space to be able to handle the increased opportunities for spread that the virus has as we re open if we look at all of our metrics these are the same metrics we've been following since the beginning they're the same metrics will continue to follow overall at this point we've been following new cases every day we've been following new hospitalizations new deaths and new emergency visits all of these have continued in a downward trajectory since early may we've been following our percent positivity that's the percent of the tasks that are positive among all that are done we had sat seven percent as our goal to move ahead into phase four we're actually just below five percent four point nine percent this morning we want to continue to see progress there but it's really been a major major step forward hospital capacity remains very good we've got fewer than half of the number of beds taken up by Kobe patients that were able to handle as a system and that continues to downtrend are testing capacity is back to where we needed it to be we want to be testing at a minimum four thousand five hundred tests per day just in Chicago that means that we're testing five percent of Chicago residents every month we will continue to be growing that continuing to be pushing testing where it needs to be but I want to emphasize that this progress that we have seen across cases deaths hospitalizations percent positivity has been across the city as the mayor pointed out yes we are still seeing cases in every zip code and yes we are still disproportionately seeing cases especially in our Latin acts in African American communities but the progress there has also been excellent the zip code that has the highest percent positivity at this point is down to fifteen percent and falling and we will continue to push to make sure that there are not zip code or race ethnicity race race ethnicity groups that are being left behind as we make progress overall as a city finally our response capacity this points to the ability of the public health department and our many partners to handle new cases to do the investigations to do the contact tracing to do the testing that needs to happen to make sure that we can stay in control we had set a goal here to make sure that within twenty four hours ninety percent of new covert nineteen cases would be assigned to investigators and we have met that metric I encourage you to visit the dashboard we have so much data available and all of the data that we see at the health department you can see and follow right along with us we have weekly totals entrance up there and I'll point to the fact that we've been seeing not just small decreases but big decreases continuing over phase three where we look just last week we had a total of over twelve hundred cases but that was almost a twenty five percent drop from the prior week consistent with what we've seen in weeks prior we had testing actually go up by about twenty seven percent in that prior week and some of that again was with the deep decline that we'd seen but we've come back up and not seen any change in the continued improvements either in cases or percent positivity dot similarly we had about a twenty seven percent drop from the week before there and then our percent positivity in one week had gotten down to five point two percent today it's four point nine but that was down from eight point six percent just the week before it's been really good consistent progress I encourage you especially when you go to the dashboard which I'll remind you is it chai dot gov slash cool bit dash or you can also as always get there from our coronavirus website and I encourage you to watch our daily data with us this is where when you pull that up you will see that first green number hopefully it stays green that means we're continuing to see progress that's our confirmed cases and that's a seven day average as of today pulled off the dashboard this morning we're at a hundred and sixty seven new cases per day on average you can see just from the prior day we were down by three percent we track this week over week but of course every day we're looking at it similarly today was the first day that we had a percent positivity below five percent we had been a five point one percent yesterday four point nine percent today I encourage you to watch along with us especially those new confirmed cases because these are what help us know what the ongoing risk is in Chicago so this is our overall graph I encourage you again I'm not going to pull them all up to show what they look like but broadly they all look like this very good decline since early may this is the new case counts the one we're most interested in but I want to highlight on the right there you'll see that there's a high incidence and a moderate high incidence mark and that's because just now Chicago finally is moving out of a high incidence meaning a high risk state for coalbed based on our population these are the national numbers that CDC follows if you look at national maps well we've been over two hundred cases a day which is where we've been since March we've been in a high incidence state Angelus now we're moving into that moderate hi state really good progress and one of the main reasons that we feel confident that we'll be ready to move ahead to stage four with the rest of the state at the end of the week I also want to point out what this what this point about high incidence and moderate incidence has to do with the actual risk that here in Chicago someone at a gathering of a given size will have an active covert nineteen infection so where we are now adding around two hundred cases a day we know that people are infectious for about ten days generally from the time that they first acquire cove it which means that at any given point we have around two thousand active infections that we know about here in Chicago however as you've heard me say before there are many many cases of covert nineteen in Chicago that are not diagnosed we know that because of our case fatality rate if you look about five percent of people in Chicago in Chicago who have been diagnosed with COPD have died we had about twenty five hundred das about fifty thousand cases but the actual mortality rate for covert is probably more like one percent or even less and that lets us know that there are many many more people who have mild symptoms or even no symptoms of cove it this is why it is so important that people are wearing those face coverings and keeping that six foot distance it is a given and it is the law that if you are feeling ill you must stay home so it's really these people who may not have symptoms but could be out in the gathering they need to take the precautions and so if you look based on where we are now with the assumption there are likely still around ten thousand active infections.
"lightfoot" Discussed on The Knife Junkie Podcast
"I, designed different knives Early are el-sisi. You have there. It was a serious of sweet night. It just didn't end up going the way I wanted to of course, but it was a sweet sweet knife. I know it's can happen. Is GonNa be the one that some point in time so many takes it, but see now. Telling you there's these companies. They're all making pretty good quality stop. All these computer GEEKS. They've really got those CNC machines stop dialed so they can make some pretty close stop, but there is a collector out there. That doesn't want that. So they want. Don't want cookie cutter knife. At that four hundred other guys can happen the runner four hundred us as they wanted to be. Unique. One off, and so that's that's right. I'm fitting in there. No problem. Yeah, I believe, but I also believe that your designs are appealing across a broader spectrum that having having your designs within a with a regular consumers reach could be awesome and We look for future because I mean like I'm looking at this element, and this could be translated so many ways in a more affordable form I'm. That frankly as I can't like this this. This is a a dear possession, my knife collection but you know it's not every day. I spend that money on a knife and most people don't so I. I can see people really resonating with this design. So that's why not nothing like that happen I mean if they because it was made in the US. Made here and so there was an issue. He just call up an avid shot. Joe Interpreter needed. Does nothing like? Puppets and you don't have to worry about external. You don't have to worry about world politics. And Foreign Affairs you know when you're when you're doing your visit well. I think I think. Eventually. A head of steam will be built up around here to have that kind of an operation because I think there are plenty of designers in makers like yourself who could? Everyone could benefit by having a lightfoot in their in their pocket. And you know you, you might still be spending four hundred bucks for it from a from a US Oem, but It it's it's worth it and it's not spending two thousand bucks on a beautiful cherry piece, so. It's a way to get your designs in lot more pockets, you bet. That'd be great. You Bet all right I guess. I gotTa start a company now. Greg lightfoot. Thank you so much for coming on the knife. Junkie podcast again. It's been a pleasure I've had such a great time. Kinda getting a no this knife. The you're the element you made for me and breaking it in now. I feel like it's in that sweet spot, and it's truly mind though it hasn't come yet, but I'm sure it will because it's damn sharp. Thank you for coming out again. Hey, thank you happy again. It was great. You're listening to the knife jokey podcast. If you've got questions or comments call the twenty four seven nights junkie listener line at seven, two, four, four, six, six, four, four, eight seven kind of a more in interview with Greg this time, Bob versus last time where you got into more of the personal life style stuff which I know, we've talked about off air a lot of times whenever lightfoot name comes up and you just kind of the only word I can say is I was GonNa? Say mesmerized, but that's not the right word kind of fascinated by his lifestyle I. think it's a vicarious thing. I'm a right to live out there in the wilderness motorcycles and in a homemade sauna, sweet house and a knife building shop. He from my perspective, my suburban perspective, he's living the other life. Right if you will, but what I gotTa, say. I'm excited about about Greg's Small with some of his work, the Minnie pit boss now he he's you will always be working in his normal format. That sort of larger beef e tactical format. With the with the super sweet of materials, but now moving down to the pin, the Minnie pit boss. I'm excited to see how his designs translate into. What some might find a more pocketful format. I will carry around whatever I find cool, no matter how big or heavy, but. Some people have have different concerns so I'm interested to see how the the Minnie pit boss is received well. If you'd like to learn more about Greg Lightfoot, she can find them online at lightfoot knives dot com is also on instagram at Greg, lightfoot, one one-two-three three and again we mentioned the June Twentieth Town Hall where Mr Lightfoot joined us and also had a sneak peek into his collection of arrows and an Arrow heads, so that was kind of a kind of fascinating as well. Well got a very sneak peek on that, so you have checked out on the night. Junkies Youtube Channel again, dot com slash youtube so including Jim all I have to say is that as my element is has really become mine and broken in beautifully, but his thirty years thirty three years of experience and building these things is evident, and now it's wet, my appetite to try more there. You Go, folks. You heard it right here. his Bob's ever-growing list of knives that he must purchase. I don't know Bob might be running out of paper putting that the that listing other well. I don't like using the word purchase. I like the word, the term COMBI. Oh! hoped to come by one just happens to pop up your. You're poised and ready all right. What term do you like to use for your list of knives that you would like to purchase love to hear? That calls on the listener line, seven, two, four, four, six, six, four, four, eight, seven. Also let us know any thoughts about nizer. This interview that you'd love to share. We would love to hear from you so for Bob. The Knife Junkie DeMarco I'm Jim. The knife navy person saying thanks for joining us on the knife Junkie podcast. Thanks for listening to the Ninth Junkie podcast. If you enjoyed the show, please rate review. Review the. The PODCAST DOT COM for show notes for today's episode. Additional.
"lightfoot" Discussed on The Knife Junkie Podcast
"To look back. The knife has to be perfect with half open. Open everything ask. All the time rate well well Greg I think there's some debate about whether that half stop. It needs to be flat. Kind of seems to be a useless anal retentive sort of detail I. Mean I I like it just the same gce I have a small collection of great eastern cutlery joints, and some of them do that and some of them don't I have one case knife that does that end the all the others that don't. Have a flush back spring on the half. Stop are still awesome I think that is. One of those things that collectors like drop shut action. He dropped. Selection is not me Okay I. Totally not me like you design a knife to have to have that drop type action. The pivots gotta be in a certain spot. To make that happen so a lot of the night I do. Not designed to do that like. The purpose of having that big thing in your hand there. So that that huge. Personal Defense Monster is GonNa flop shot. Well Yeah. I don't think the drop shut. Instinct comes necessarily from the the self defense or tactical ended things, but incidentally this knife you're element is like is nearly dropped shut, but that's only got a big heavy blade in ball bearings, but you. Get enough weight out front it'll. It'll come down, but like now. I'm just just got gone with jv Wyatt. Called the pit boss was the first model that I ever did with him. The MINNIE pit boss. The men pin I'm calling it. Is Very very short, so. You don't have. The ability to do that, but the rice can be extremely cool anyways so. I'M GONNA have those ready to show you who so you say very very short, but your knives a ten towards the foreign blade, or or close to what is what is very very short in reading your book Okay Yeah Readers. For me is, that's I usually small. They used to do as three and a quarter. So does it maintain the same heft? My Element is point seven eight inches thick. Does it mean I mean you'd have that same sort of beefy nece, or is it a? Scale everything downscale over three. It's kind. Efficient upon the your hand so. You kinda have to scale accordingly like it's pretty hard to. It'd be like holding a Breck if I if I did slim it down and stuff. So, but you know. I decided that like a lot of the guys they're. They won't carry that honking element there. It gets the taking off and play with it, but but he put it in your pocket. Walk around with that. It's it's you know it's a pretty big night, so. The trend is going both ways I still liked that. Is and some people, want. A small one, so you cut half to. Go with out there amount mind changed my format, a little bit and doing something different and totally different for me is a three inch blade. Yeah, but it's still in the Greg lightfoot language, and it's still a greg lightfoot to me. It's it's it's no different. It's just an an issue of scale and. I know what you mean about carrying the element it does depend I. I wouldn't carry this with dress slacks, but in in a pair of jeans, and I'm not a skinny wear. This thing is is awesome. However, sometimes, just because it's, it's prized. Prized things you think about where you're going or what? You're going to be doing needs side. Maybe I'll bring. My can thrash on and won't be all nervous about you know. If you're in public and you pull that out. Open. Like somebody thinks you know the next thing you can apply. Your jeans is a handgun. That they already equate that could be a tool so much as something terrifying right so you. That's why it's good to. Say is sort of pick where you're GONNA. Go and whatnot if you're gonNA, carry us this spot. You'RE GONNA go so with the slip joint you made. The double edged the double bladed slip Joint I'm curious. What were the blade types and I'm going to ask before you get into it. I'm going to guess. Modified Clip Point and modified Warren Cliff. Thought we had A, we had a a bully style. A bowie was. The other one is that. Cutlass like a spade on the end I. Don't remember the name of that. Is it the SPE blade? Yeah the one. For spaying animals. Back so a lovely. trapper sort of an idea like. See the thing is with Joel. He just would look at a picture and then would make that knife from the picture. He never never had any training on the insides. You just learned that way so. Making all springs in man it's. My Spencer. Is Slam shot when I think? So you. This is lilacs nothing to make. Breadwinners always for me anyway. It was a some guys that are really good, but you know. Will you know the collectors of of custom slip? Joints are looking, and they're looking hard just like the collectors of anything are looking looking hard at their details so I could see how you're moving in from a different realm of knife, making into that you have to, before you release anything out there into the world of slip joint collectors. You GotTa make sure it passes muster. I could see that yeah, very important that statement right there. So you made a trapper. That's a spay blade and a clip point, and it's a Jack Setup meaning. It's on one pivot at one side right? Yeah, guidelines. You Bet so. The two times we've spoken I've seen Eros behind you in in various quivers. You have a lot of Eros. And your last name is lightfoot, and and it makes me wonder. Do you have a native American native north, American. That that would be greg standing on the road or Greg by the fire that'd be Indian named like Mike, foot is from England. Oh, it's it's. My grandfather came West. England major into collecting custom handmade bridal snakeskin backed bows, so I got we back up and say that again. You're into collecting senator. They're called. They're called self bows. They're both has made a single piece of wood. Rattlesnake skin on the box of them. was just a backing material as in actual rattlesnake skin. Like could springy. It's more of a cool look. Don't panic. It was there was senior. Something like that, but this is not like. These are straight beasts. The would I actually liked the way arrows look so I have the one display all over the place. And the here. To sort of see him back there, but when you shoot lots, you break, lose loss of them, so you need to have. Lots, Eros around, but I was GONNA. Say So. You live out on one hundred sixty seven acres of Alberta Ranch, would you? Would you do when you're not making knives I? Guess you shoot a lot of bows and arrows. What else I?.
"lightfoot" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"I'm Jen White and this is reset. Around. Twenty thousand demonstrators marched through downtown on Saturday and other smaller marches and rallies took place across the city as part of a weekend of peaceful protest. Chicago Mayor Lori. Lightfoot has her days and nights filled right now. Managing a large protest movement, a series of announced police reforms and the ongoing Kobe nineteen pandemic mayor lightly joins us now to discuss those topics and to answer questioners that you left on our voicemail. Lightfoot, but welcome back to reset. Thank you, Jen and let me just say I understand that. This is your last week in Chicago and you will definitely be missed and we wish you well. I appreciate that well yesterday afternoon. You decided to end Chicago's nine PM to six am. Curfew had been in place since May thirtieth, when we began seeing not only protests, but some looting activism, the American Civil Liberties. Union said the curfew went too far and was too vague. Why did you feel a curfew was necessary? And why did you end yesterday? It was a very very tough decision for me to think about imposing. A curfew. I'm old enough to remember the sixties and seventies, the whole law and order Republican led effort in many of the nation's cities against civil rights march, or so. That's the context in which I think of curfews. But in a lot of consultation with our police superintendent in particular. What became clear that there were elements in the protest that weren't peaceful and they came to fight, and so we wanted to give the opportunity for peaceful protests to run its course, and we didn't do what other cities which is to start mass arresting people after the curfew, but we felt like this was a necessary tool to help us identify the people of goodwill who are out there righteously. Amendment rights any other people that were out there with a very very different and in oftentimes criminal agenda. But after I'm seeing multiple days of peaceful protests. We felt like we were in a position where we could lift it and so we did every every single day that the curfew was in place I, started my day in my day, talking to the superintendent range of issues, but the curfew was top among them, and you know I followed a lot of the direction that he was given about what was necessary to make sure.
"lightfoot" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"You talked about people seeing a play hearing some music outdoors. One of the things that you did that got quite a bit of tension. You did it early was you. Shut DOWN THE LAKEFRONT. Which is of course the front yard of Chicago. That's where people do. Gather Ju- expect to open that up soon. I wouldn't say soon but we are working on plans on to be able to open up the Lakefront. Look I get it. I love the lake. There's nothing more calming to me than you know. Taking a drive on lakeshore drive finding that little secret spot which I won't reveal that. Go to just watch the water waves. I mean it's it's Cathartic and I get it but what I go back to. What led me to close it and we had a lot of education around social gathering danger of clustering into larger groups. We talked over and over and over again and people just flat out ignored the guidance. And what I WANNA do is when we reopen the Lakefront. We will we do it in a way that smart and that you know unfortunately in many of these things with the play to the lowest common denominator the person who's just not going to pay attention. What do we do to make sure that we can be backwards and save and and minimize the risks? That they're gonNA pose to other people so I've gotten a lot of very interesting suggestions from residents working with a lot of Lakefront on a plan. We'll get there but we're just not ready yet. That's one of the things that worries me about the president telling people that things are getting better that this is going to go away on. Its own that we we've got reopened because it sends a signal that is consonant with the situation. We're facing you. Also said was critical of Dr Phil. Chief for questioning at school should open in the fall about Chicago schools Are you confident that school will schools will be public? Schools will be open and students attending them with their physical presence in the fall. You know I'll play lawyer in. Say define confidence. I can't look into a crystal ball and say where we're going to bet your old life. You can't do that. Yeah Yeah it might my law department tells me that every look my ambition is to get our kids back in school this fall we have done. I think Yeoman's work on remote learning but the reality is we have a huge digital divide and various parts of our city that affects our young people's ability to connect up with the Internet WIFI access. And we will end up spending Multiple tens of millions of dollars to address that issue and we got to address it. Because it's a larger problem. But I also know is I think about the little kids when my daughter was a three year. Old going to pre K. The the social emotional learning at happens in that environment when they're away from their parents for the first time and there with other kids and their with their teachers and they start to learn the love of learning structure of school being able to play safely. All those things are critically important particularly for our youngest kids. And that doesn't happen when you're seeing your teacher for the very first time ever on digital screen so those kids when I think about it. It's really important that we get them back in school now again. We're not going to do it in a way that puts anybody this. We're not going to do it in a way that isn't consultation with the entire ecosystem of school environment. The principals the teachers the AIDS. The lunchroom staff. All of those people are important for the lifeblood of school and we got to do it in a way that we keep them safe and we keep the children safe but absolutely. I haven't ambition that if the if we keep trending in the right direction. We want to get our kids back in school and it may not be full-time thirty kids in the classroom. That's probably not smart but we can do it in a lots of different ways. We can spread out the spaces because there's lots of different spaces that are available in schools where we can hold up classes. They're going to be remote learning of it's done. I think at the city college level. Maybe we repurpose some of those spaces. I think the way in which we can think creatively about how to bring our children back with their teachers. There's no limit to that. And we got an explorer every opportunity because of how important it is for those youngest of children to find that connection with their beloved teachers so ambition but no guarantee basically we can't. There's no way anybody who can guarantee what's going to happen in the fall making up. There's no guarantee that can be given so You are a big sports fan. You've been a bears tickets season holder for twenty years. Everybody wants to know if there's going to be sports in the foreseeable future and if that sports will involve actually fans you and others sitting in their seats watching the game tour are they going to be consigned to watching it on. Tv until there's a vaccine or a significant treatment for this at first again we've got to be guided by the data and the Sports League executives that I've talked to of course are thinking about. How do they get their players back on the field for the obvious reasons their most valuable asset of course are the players and they all every single one of those professional sports teams as really strong robust unions? So I have confidence that will be a meeting of the minds. About what makes sense if I had to protect right now again looking into my crystal ball. I do think that sports will start. There probably could be some delay. But I don't think they're gonNA start with fans in the stadium and the first instance. I just don't see that as a possibility you I ask you that question. As the former star point guard for Washington High School in Massillon Ohio and I wanted to touch you mentioned. I WanNa talk a little bit about your story. Which is a a remarkable story? You mentioned your mom and I'm sure when you say you think of her. It's not just that she's ninety. One invulnerable shelter spent a lot of her life working in nursing homes and As a home healthcare worker and so she would have been on the front line right now she would have been one of those people who's more exposed than others because she she was out there helping people. I think lot about that as I talked to. Healthcare workers as I talk to the unions who are concerned and also just the folks that run these facilities. I know from my mom's experience and I hope I hope to God is a million times better than it was when she was out there. They are in the frontlines. They don't get the training that they should get and they don't oftentimes get the kind of equipment to keep them safe. I think it's a different world. Now and part of that is because many of these workers are unionized. But we know that there are still other workers mostly women of color who are in a care community who were taking care of. Seniors. You know. At the end of my mother's a work life. She took care of people who were sick and shut in made them meals babe them and just kept them company. Those workers they're invisible too many people and I worry a lot about them in particular now we also know from the archivist virus that congregants settings are places where is fires just spreads like wildfire. That's why our department of Public Health has been very active and engage with senior centers nursing homes and other settings like that because it's so critically important that those places understand the data have every support possible possible and that they are getting testing of their workers and the residents. Who Live there absolutely Your folks your Father Elijah. The son of a sharecropper both your parents grew up in the segregated south moved north. He had hearing loss as a result of meningitis. And you you've talked about that and how. He had to scuffle to make a living and deal with his his disabilities And so tell me about that and tell me about your your dad. My Dad's been gone for ten years. I miss him every day. I'm have a picture of the two of US side my bed that I look at at night and I look at it in the morning. He had a very hard life and in some ways I think he never recovered from growing up in the south and then adding proverbial insult to injury growing up not really having an opportunity to live out his conditions. Getting sick sir. Early on in his early twenties losing his hearing so being a black man with a high school education and then a profound disability just really shaped and confined on his world. But my dad had a great sense of humor He is loved life but he had to work hard every single day. I talk a lot about my mother because I spent a lot of time with my mother's a kid. 'cause my dad was working two and three jobs every day and just to you worked. A full-time job. And then he would come home and eat and then he owned do Work at night and then on the weekends. He was a barber so he cut people's hair and and shine shoes. That's that's that's what my dad did and Sundays. Were really only day where I got to see my dad for the entirety of of the day because his work life was six days a week But he he's very very different person than my mom and someone very different than me. I'm much more like her in terms of personality but just a good decent human being and I think a lot about him every day I see my father in the faces of a man of color. Who were working new tails off to have some dignity not at all not at all. Do you How much did his struggle forge your determination to do what you've done with your own life. It definitely deeply influenced me to see my father worrying every single day about six the utilities as car payment rent and then We reported enough to move into a house and have a mortgage. I never wanted to struggle in the way that he did. And I didn't know where my life would take me but I knew that I wanted to have some economic freedom. At least so that I can. I can help them which I have done but also be able to help myself and have some freedom when you have to worry every single day about staying in your house about somebody coming and taking your car About just being able to get through the day financial league that takes a toll on you and that was the story of. My parents live for much of their married life together. You mentioned that they were able to buy a house. They moved two years was a segregated town. Like most towns were In the day small Industrial kind of town about four hundred miles from Chicago in Ohio but they moved to a predominantly white neighborhood. And they did. That intentionally talked to me about that. And how did that impact on you because you must have been Very much in a minority in in some of your school classes and in in your neighborhood and so on how did that shape your thinking and your life. I think that Look the town was incredibly segregated and at the time that my parents were making a decision about where they could buy they wanted to buy. We lived in this area for the entire my life. We moved probably into a house that was about four or five blocks away from our rental home but they wanted to us to be able to stay close to the friends of we'd known our entire growing up years and to be in the same school system that we had known so my parents really sacrificed everything for us as children and and really the way in which they live their lives with about what was best for us and so that religious rove the decisions. And you're right when I have a brother. Who's six years older than me when he left? I Elementary School for the entirety of the rest of the time that I was there which is about five years from first grade to sixth grade. I was literally the only black kid in my school and it might town. It was black and white. There are a tiny.
"lightfoot" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"You? I'm doing well. You good good to see you so next week. May Twentieth One year in office. Hell the baptism you've had here. I mean you couldn't have imagined when you took that oath of office in Millennium Park a year ago that this is how you'd be marking your your first anniversary in office. How are you personally holding up? What's what is the emotional toll associated with having to lead a city through this kind of catastrophe issue might imagine it ebbs and flows. My personality is one where don't get too high and I don't get too low but certainly you know there are times when I feel like I'm I've reached maximum capacity and so I try to take some time for myself every day usually early in the morning. I'm an early riser. So I just kind of take some time to kind of slowly move into the day set myself emotionally and then I I definitely do it every night before I go to bed sometimes. I'm so tired and don't need to just fall asleep but you know there's a there's an expression In the Church that I grew up in about lane your burdens down. So what I try to do. Every night is just kind of let the what the burdens of the day to the side. Because they're going to be there the next day. I don't need to Russell with them all night long. You know easier said than done. Of course. That's a great quality. I need to take some lessons from you on that I've never quite mastered that. But that is it's important. How's your family doing you and your wife? Amy Have a twelve year. Old Vivian. Twelve year olds are not necessarily all that keen on being penned up inside. How's she doing she? She's doing fine. She starts her day off every morning with a zoom conference call from her teacher and with their classmates. So when I'm running out the door in the morning she's engaged in whatever the day's events are and then I come home at night. And she and her. She is discovered fortnight. So that's like the daily obsession between her and In varying groups of of friends. But you know it's hard I mean this. Be a time where she'd be out running tracks athletic kid. She missed a a lot of her basketball season because he had a broken leg so it was very looking forward to track and then covered hit so we tried to kind of get that as much exercise that we can reform enough to have a yard so we we do that but it's not the same. It's not the same you know being with your classmates every day and that kind of intimacy that close proximity rents but these are kids have grown up in the digital age with all these devices so it's probably a little bit different than when you and I were growing up. Speaking of the digital age you become quite the sensation online. Here you're a you're a viral sensation and you've been doing. You've you've done all these videos about how to occupy yourself at home you you've done. I guess parody of singing. You're baking. You're you've done a lot of some some crazy things that have really caught on with people. How how you eased into the role of a viral star. Well I I don't pay a lot of attention personally to social media but I've got a great creative team and when the memes started popping up and having me all over Chicago you know we wanted to kind of bring this message of Staying home to save lives We've done it in a parody of that a take off around census so we're trying to meet people where they are and this these memes caught fire. They kind of originated organically and so we rode the wave. That somebody else really started. Now Vivian catch you on tick tock in those places. So here's Vivians reaction. She's obsessed with Tik Tok and she's been trying to get Amien I to do with her and I'm like no. I'm not doing so when I came home that night and said by the way I just did my first talk. Of course the reaction was. I believe he did it with somebody else. And you didn't do. What made such as such the life of a twelve year old. Yes I remember that I remember that period. Listen you know. I was a city hall reporter when Harold Washington got elected mayor of Chicago you or the second elected African American Mayor of Chicago. One of the striking things about this pandemic is just how brutal it has been on communities of color. Those faultlines that you talked about during your campaign that you've talked about since they've been exposed in just a really tragic way Seventy five percent of the cases in Chicago reported cases have been in the black and Hispanic communities deaths half the deaths in Chicago among the African American community which is only thirty percent of the population. How do you process that? And what do we do about it? How do we begin to deal with the things that led up to this kind of tragedy? Well it's it's an enormous challenge and for me personally processing. Those realities has been hard when I first heard the data around. I'm African American The impacting Afric African-american Community. A immediately went to thinking about my mother. Now she doesn't live here but she's ninety one years old and has underlying conditions. I'm but the youngest of four and my siblings are older old enough that they fit into the demographic of over sixty and several have underlying conditions. So it's hard not to feel that personally but what I also knew is really important for us not to just drop this information on people but as you said to really come up with some concrete ways in which we as a city and then embracing our community partners could really respond to this because there is a need. I mean. It's not a secret that there are healthcare disparities inner city. It's not a secret that way. Too many people live in poverty and that black and Brown communities are cabot much higher rate of these underlying conditions that we now know. Are The death mill for Kovin. In Ninety three percent or higher than that of the people who have died had underlying medical conditions like diabetes heart disease upper respiratory disease. So that is a a haunting statistic and I think the way that I process it is to feel like we are doing something to address it that we were empowering people by giving them information that were connecting them up to healthcare systems. Whether it's a family doctor or a federally Qualified Health Center that we are being as responsive to close to the ground in these neighborhoods that are so dramatically affected and being empathetic. And making sure that we're doing everything. We can't afford those areas with resources. You know what worries me is that When when this goes when this lifts whenever that is in God knows we all hope that it's sooner rather than later that those same conditions will exist that made these communities vulnerable. You've talked a lot about and you've laid out ambitious visions and plans for trying to radically poverty in the city and getting to into these neighborhoods That are most vulnerable right now. It's also true that this viruses also eating away at cities revenues. Creating extraordinary budget concerns for you and you already had a situation where you have pension obligations that are growing that you're now responsible to deal with the stress of this. Is that when these things happen? The first communities that suffer are the communities that always suffer the poor the vulnerable. How do you want launch a war on poverty when you are in such a financial bind? I think we have no choice. I gave a speech last December to the Economic Club and then I spoke with them Yesterday and at the time in December I said that we can't be a great global city unless we focus on inclusive growth that we see the city as being something larger and bigger than the central business district. I repeated that message yesterday and while. Yes of. These problems are tough daunting. They were daunting before Govan. They're even more daunting now. But the thing that we've been doing all along and I've really push my staff is to not build temporary staff scaffolding. We don't want to put a band aid on a gaping. We're not going to solve the problem and innocent tiredly in the you know the months and the Ark of this virus but we've got to accelerate the plans that we previously had and start to address these longstanding problems now and that's precisely what we've done and then thinking about the budget and it's yeah it's the impact of this is significant. There's no question about it. I am grateful for the money that we've gotten from the federal government and got to give credit to of the Democrats in the house because we would have gotten a lot less but but for the leadership of the speaker and others to insist upon direct aid cities like Chicago. I'm hopeful that though we more because the care act money that we received already is constrained. We can only use that for covert responses and believe me. We're going to use it because we're GONNA need it but we need more support but we have to continue to speak our values even in these tough economic times if we shed and move away from those communities that are most in need right now. We're giving up on a huge swath of Chicago. We're saying that Chicago is not going to be two point. Seven million barely going to be two million because people will leave. The most of the people who are leaving are a people have colored poor people. Chicago's who really one of the only world-class cities where UC population declining. And that's where the decline is happening as exactly right and if we'd give up and say we can't afford to do the kind of investments that we can't afford to have inclusive economic growth. Were giving up on vision of Chicago that I just think is critically important to define who we are now and in the future. I I totally get that. I just don't know where the money comes from. Some of it may be from the voluntary contributions of those people. You were talking to yesterday at the Economic Club and the question is how much are they willing to put their money? Where your mouth is and try and Deal with some of these problems because it seems impossible that you can get money. You need simply taxpayers property. Taxes are high already. Yeah there's no there's no question I mean. We never envisioned that. We were going to have a the city of Chicago go it alone strategy we have to have partnerships partnerships in helping us. Think about what. The policy prescriptions should be but of course partnerships in terms of of the money in the revenue. And we've been very fortunate already when we announce for example are invest southwest program which is investing in exactly the same neighborhoods. Run out we put up money from the city but we were joined by be Mo Harris Bank to put up twenty million dollars and then we got another ten from starbucks and on and on. We can't do these things and move the needle the away without partnerships of the Philanthropy Rico up community but also the business community. I've always thought that to deal with the massive problems that go into the situation that these communities are in would require a massive response from the philanthropic community. The corporate community government simply doesn't have the resources to do everything that's necessary listened in addition to making people laugh You've also scared the hell out of people and you've been out on the street at times when there were People who are defying the stay at home order including young people partying. And you've been very blunt about your feelings about that. Now we're we're we're reaching something of breaking point with some people been inside for a long time. It was predictable that you know as time went on people would be impatient. Lot people out of work a lot of small businesses. I know you've spoken to that are on the at the breaking point and yet we're not nearly done. The virus is still out there There's no vaccine yet. So are you worried about that? Are you worried about just more and more defiance more and more resistance lack of political will To do what's necessary and then finding us as Dr Bright who testified before Congress today warned finding us back in a situation that is as bad or worse a few months from now so I mean those are all the things that we worry about in talk about on a daily basis and really multiple times a day we as humans and I think certainly as Americans take our physical whole liberty very seriously and we'd like to together in groups in our city is really built around having fun recreational and entertainment options. That's one of the things that make Chicago special and as the weather gets warm and while we didn't have the terrible winter that we've had in many years. There's there's your body I think. You mind has an expectation that when days get longer when the sun is shining it's time to be outside. It's time to to reconvene with people that you may not have seen during the winter months so we have to manage that and deal with that reality..
"lightfoot" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Gave us as though anyway? Dude I just wanted to call and check with you and see how you've been handling quarantine so far row. I am so or driver of so bored. Iv Video Games. I just like salt the jigsaw puzzle. I also exited everybody in context so out of their straps now and watched everything on Fox. Then everything if you run out of things on your cue. I can actually recommend a few shows really good right now. No Dude I mean I watch all the shows I finish net looks the entire thing. Wait you finished Netflix. Show we'll get. There's like a million shows on Netflix. It's more like one hundred twenty five million but less ten million go by really fast. Actually it was like super-quick. I'm really notice okay. I'm fascinated like so what happens when you get to the end of net flicks. Oh my God Trevor Delightful Beautiful. You just finish. This is like bright light. That's pulling you and you feel the sense of calm. Just wash over you and then all of a sudden is guy appears boom. It's the CEO. Netflix and you get your own TV. Show so good all right. I think you've been in quarantine for too long like if netflixing done you know you can just watch other platforms right. Yeah no I finished all those two and in a Hulu apple crackle acorn qube. Tubby Hubby squawk box. No Sam Know Sam. Yeah what's No Sam? It was basically just every movie. That doesn't have Samuel Jackson Damn Tabuchi of feel like you're scraping the bottom of the barrel men. Why don't you just read a book man? I was about to get that then. I had a great idea how. `Bout Watch all the TV shows backwards. Everything becomes an entirely new story. Like listen like breaking bad is actually a story about a drug dealer who reforms himself and then becomes a high school teacher and then gets cured of his cancer and then law and order is a TV. Show about anarchists cops that free. Krizner's game of thrones. That's this really happy detail about this terrible show. That just gets better as it keeps going. It's trevor you gotta try. You have to try. Wow I I guess I gotTa give it a try you make it sound really good gotTa try you. GotTa try all right. Well I gotta go 'cause I I gotta get back to making this show have fun man all right over. Merry Christmas actually. It's April you know what never mind. Merry Christmas monkey see. Thanks Buki feel like I should send him a calendar something anyway. When we come back I'll be talking to the mayor of Chicago. Lori. Lightfoot so don't go anywhere we'll be right back. Welcome back to the daily social distancing show earlier today I spoke with Chicago Mayor Lori lightfoot and we talked about Chicago's handling of the corona virus and the national racial disparities related to Cova spread and treatments. May lightfoot welcome to the daily social distancing show my pleasure. Let's jump straight into it. You have quickly become one of the busiest mayors in America in an unfortunate time because corona virus has really had a deep impact on Chicago. The Corona Varsovie scene is having a disproportionate impact on communities of color. African Americans are dying at higher rates. Seventy percent of the people who have died in your area of black whereas only twenty nine percent of the population is black. What have you been looking at? And why do you think it's so important to look at? Look at this through the prism of race when we have to understand the full magnitude of the impact on his virus in our city so as we started to see these numbers we took a couple of steps number one we mandated that all providers who are doing testing provide demographic information we were seeing about a quarter of the providers telling us that they were testing tying the test results but not including the race and ethnicity on information which we knew as a critically important. The other thing that we've done is make sure that we are reaching out to these. Communities were looking at the areas where there's a highest concentration of deaths highest concentration infections on we formed a racial equity rapid response team right away that is taking a model of kind of community based medicine that has been affected in a particular area of the city and then expanding that model to include a public health folks people on the ground in neighborhoods everything from the pastors to the block clubs out. We've street intervention workers who normally are working on stopping violence. We've now enlisted in this effort and really trying to be as hyper local as we can. We know that while city of neighborhoods each of them is unique in its own way and they have their strengths in their head their challenges so we've been learning even more about the nuances of neighborhoods particularly when you're talking about brought black and Brown neighborhoods. What supports they need to be able to bring people into the healthcare system educated about a virus and bringing people help as what we really been about. You've been about that in more ways than most Nita's have because you will. You started actually driving around telling people literally telling people to get back into their houses to go back home when people weren't taking it seriously. This was on the ground Meryl Work and some of the PSA's that you started releasing with some of the funniest that I didn't I didn't think we're real until I realized actually came from you. One of my favorites was telling all the kids who are still going out to play basketball. You're jump shot is not going to improve stay home. Why did you feel so important to get involved personally? And why do you use humor to try and get your message across as well? Well I mean humor is kind of the unifying thing right and in this really dark time. We found that and really just came up organically from other people. There's a bunch of memes that that started once I Closed Down now interesting. Building apply on people's desire for contents time we would be heavily involved in sports and music and all of that has been taken from us. Why I'm really trying to curb the spread of this virus so people's and using humor on. It's a great way to kind of break through the noise and reach. People think is important for the mayor not justice be seen behind the TV screen but to be community safely of course but to be present one of the policies you've implemented in Chicago Truly stood out for me and I. It was highlighted by an issue that I think a lot of people overlook during this time and that is people who are trapped indoors or in houses in any type of abode with family members who may be abusive specifically women. We've seen domestic abuse rates skyrockets all over the world and you you've launched an interesting initiative you know. Lift AN UBER. Or helping in this What are you doing? And why did you feel that you had to do it in the way that you did? Well we know that domestic violence is a problem in the best of times and we were concerned about seeing an uptick so what we did in combination with Uber. Lift was a trainee on hotline workers. Where people are calling because they want to get out of a a dangerous or troubling family circumstance to give them a special code that they can use to order a lift or uber to take them anywhere to safety It's a it's a very simple and straightforward thing. But we thought that that was really important. We didn't want the absence of a ride to be a reason. Why somebody felt compelled will stay in a dangerous domestic situation. I commend you for that. Thank you so much for for joining us on the show and I genuinely hope that you get to help all of the people that you've been trying to thank you so much. I appreciate you taking the time like you very much my life. Thank thank you so much may foot. Well that's our show for tonight before we go though if you are able to help people who are going hungry because of this pandemic please consider donation to feeding America. They're trying to supply people who need food and right now. They're supplying food to millions of people in America every single day and they could use your help..
"lightfoot" Discussed on theblerdgurl
"When she went to Hollywood with her mom to audition for her first paid acting role now after landing that role on a suggestion of her agent. She gave voice overs to try and when she landed that role. A whole new world opened up for her daisies. Voice can now be heard in games such as horizon zero dawn and twenty seventeen animated series Marvel Spiderman where actually she voiced electro but lightfoot is best known for when she booked her dream job as Princess Sherry to challenge younger sister in the animated series. Marvel's avengers Black Panthers quest that was on Disney. Xt in fact. I think it still might be there. Since then. Lightfoot has played Suri in several Disney properties. Lego Marvel superheroes Black Panther troubling Macondo. Say That ten times fast avengers assemble and marvel heroes rising for what she got her own special episode Marvel Heroes Rising Operation Suri. Now I actually met Daisy. Tinian COMECON A couple years ago when I interviewed both her end. James on camera for Black Panthers Quest. I will put a link to that interview in the show notes. You can watch that and see what they look like but in this interview daisy and I talk about all kinds of stuff including how to get into voice acting why she talks to the TV all the time and how little Tomah gottschee started all so up next my interview with daisy.
"lightfoot" Discussed on The Knife Junkie Podcast
"Of weight if you've ever in the u._s. The u._s. and you're in the military some point in time but i was none of those things in so. I'm not crying about the nothing. I enjoy the job what i i do but as you say the cheap stuff just hasn't happened for me and the thing is about that you usually have the make they have to make thousands and then you know it works out for the you know the designer the custom maker got he actually makes you know it's not that lucrative as people might think gay when i was asking from a strictly selfish oh fish point of view 'cause okay okay sorry. I'm not in the market unfortunately for your knives at this moment. Maybe if my five year plan works out yeah but you made the full contact fighter. Didn't you collaborate with that <unk> within that. Make someone someone make that other than you. There was a company called timberline knives said yes that may start to make it and then went under by shortly after actor thing came home never never even really got to go anywhere. They also made the goblin right the that sort of famed curvy tactical tactical knife that was made by so many different people. I think kelli ward and designed. I think that they did like chile. Worrying was a night fighter guy and overnight to away back in the day they did a little knife and it was called the urban shark and that now is a rock and roll highschool piece it were they. The bar graph dropped off a little low discontinued then get. These people are boring me and asking me glad no control whereas innocent. I have no idea i found out by some distributors distributors at the beginning anymore so that was so many years ago so by that time people were getting mine is free. Are you cheap and they were actually working stuff right but as those companies you talked about they make absolutely unbelievable stuff. I don't know how how they can do it again and somebody is getting a baller ice in a smack to build that because there is is just too too high end for how much you charge them for it okay. Would you say it's spoiling the the rest of the world. The western world with this is high quality. It's like these guys expecting sunali. Anything comes out. You've got some some guy whose whose jaw august grind six thousand lays will he bloody. Well better be good after you any still got all the rest to do and it just a for me. That's not what it is. I might life is seriously diverse in the things that i do. I want to say this is milo is create a lifestyle. You don't need a holiday from and and and knives and the people that are like my staff have enabled me me too. I don't mind my job in what i mean but then you've gotta go out shoot sporting clays. You're gonna ride motorcyclists and you're gonna race cars ars. You gotta do go camping shoot archery in riding mountain bike sectors. This always saying that help so in any comeback in the shop. You're all you go at it again so yeah but i'm sorry i attended there but those guys are making him. In those countries your is just jam obsta offs and everybody now expects a fifteen dollar knifed safe to be perfectly ground. You guys in the action in the lockup and then dropped close is going to make the certain sour all this so. I'm guilty of some of that. I gotta say i'm glad you meander down that path because you said the words create a lifestyle you don't need holiday from that's a great encapsulation of a mantra. I've been trying to come up with that well. It's it's me because i never ranch enemies. I made a lot in is to pay for this and i mean people travel travel from all over the world to come to a place where i live. I have to go anywhere because i'm already there. It's a spot that i wanna be. I thank people that like my stock because i'm able to do a job that i like and go out and do a few other things you know and thirty one years of doing something no aja. It's a long time and i'm still i'm still okay with it well before we wrap up. I'm going to ask you in a a minute for a a knife story. Whatever it can be funny can be horrifying your choice <hes> but <hes> i wanted to find out how people can find out more about you and get in touch with your knives. You know greg lightfoot went to three. That's that's always up to date always the latest the pictures of lifestyle stuff as well as no nice progress in complete knives and so on it's all is instagram is where i really spent a lot of time. It's it's an amazing place. It seems for any visual anyone who has something visual will the cell because it's all picture dominated those of us who buy them males. Mostly are very visual people you know i have. I have have girls that by doing thing is you can't be you just answer. The questions and i don't mind like think i get so rejoining gee. Thanks for calling me back. I hope what is this to help. I'm gonna call you back. How along like i just can't believe that so it's hard to get businessmen. Don't go too far before we wrap pope. Do you have a knife story. You could impart something funny something from the shop anything. I'm really as you said that are struggling to to find a free life story while i was going to say tell me about the first knife you sold. I bet you remember that well. The first by sold started out as a great big honking in bowie ended up dollar like a half ass paring knife by the time i get a ground properly life first night by ground <music> owned on a on a four inch contact. We all made from castor of rolling shelf <unk> cast astor wheels in condom and that's why i was freehand grinding on grind myself so i started off with something real vega hagen <unk> had all these plans by the time i finished it had substantially law side but dallas. That's kind of a video that so long ago that you you know you think back to that using a cement mixer motor from my dad. I took it off his submit next. Put it on this. <hes> this greiner and now you go on the internet you can buy fifty different grinders <unk> back at that time that wasn't so okay and there would be lots of screw ups and mistakes. It's made the time were funny. I think about it. No on your bit comical. I could just see you know grinding one side perfectly the flipping it over and doing a lame job on the other side so you have to fix it and each time you do that. You're taking more and more and you don't think you know use that that cement mixer you could also that could also do double duty as a stone washer bam around rogan yeah yeah exactly so greg lightfoot real pleasure speaking with you. Thank you so much for coming on the knife junkie podcast. Hey i really enjoyed it. A uh-huh you called me on great. I can't wait to a haunt you on on instagram. I can't wait to see what you have coming up. After g eleven everybody check out greg lightfoot. Thank you take care have a question remaining. You just have a comment. Give us a call at seven two four four six six four four four eight seven. We'll answer your question on an upcoming episode of the knife. Junkie podcast are at another pretty cool interview here on the knife junkie podcast and we mentioned <hes> collection we mentioned youtube knife jonky on the beginning and the collection selection video still rockin strong going on <hes> as of the podcast today number thirty already on the collection selection videos is coming out today and kind of a little special story with that one. I know all the knives our special but a little something special in this one yeah yeah i <hes> i hooked up with my brother-in-law yesterday who had a birthday present for me and he got me the new artisan cutlery kinetic tool. Which is this really really really cool and very interesting mechanism that allows this knife like object it. It doesn't have a blade it has a blade like object with a bunch of tools cut into like cap hap- lifters and screwdrivers and stuff like that but it opens and closes it the mechanism is the is the feature here it opens and closes like a bali song and like an out the front outside aside automatic and fascinating. We were at a barbecue yesterday when my brother-in-law gave this to me and and me and several other men just sat around playing with it for about an in our <hes>. It's very cool and yeah. I'm gonna feature today on on today's collection selection yeah okay well. Let's get back to the interview with greg lightfoot. <hes> kind of wrap up the show your final thoughts final takeaways kind of what you gathered from that interview i love when i talked to <hes> these legendary designers who started off in the nineties. They all have of <hes> a mind for weaponry in there. They're all aware of the fact that their knives could be used as weapons and you know. I always kind of harp on that. I think that that's a cool and kind of honest approach. This guy uses the most unreal materials to to fashion these things if people if you're listening and you don't know what a greg lightfoot custom knife looks like <hes> google check it out there dazzling and so just hearing him you know this man living in this sort of rough hewn environment tournment pumping out these gorgeous refined creations it i love that kind of contrast and he said something that <hes> that i wanna keep with me which is create a lifestyle. You don't need a vacation from and <hes> you know listening to this. <hes> this perspective someone living on a ranch in alberta making making knives and just kinda living cool life. I it made me think yeah. That's that's a great idea create a lifestyle. You don't need.
"lightfoot" Discussed on The Knife Junkie Podcast
"Don't wanna remind folks. I've junkie podcast is brought to you by quick books self-employed. It's your year round tax solution stephanie a must have for contractors freelancers knife makers. Anyone who's in business and who who is self-employed if you go to the knife junkie dot com slash q._b. Thirty knife junkies will get a free thirty day. Trial of quickbooks self-employed again thirty thirty days for free at the knife junkie dot com slash q._b. Three zero bob we talked about one of the reviews talking about the great guest list. We pat and who's up for today's show today. I'm talking to a legend of tactical folding knives greg lightfoot. He's been in the game since the early nineties and i initially tuned into him because of his shark logo i've always been somewhat obsessed with sharks and <hes> and then got to know his his gorgeous knives <hes> earlier on in with some of his collaborations and <hes> and now he's just he's just making these incredible custom handmade knives in his shop and using using kind of the highest end materials he can find and and they're just crazy so his his shop out in the out in the woods right yeah. He lives in alberta canada. He he has a like a hundred sixty five ranch which just sounds dreamy to me man you know the grass is always greener those in <hes> in ottawa. I mean inaugurate in the great white north. Yes yes hey hey. What do you say we get to it. Let's do it all right here. We go follow the knife jokey on instagram at the knife junkie dot com slash instagram greg lightfoot. Thank you so much for coming on the nice chunk podcast. Your problem pleased to be here..