40 Burst results for "obama"
Fresh update on "obama" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"E. R C It's taught Hermann in for our departed friend, Rush Limbaugh. I can't get over the image of Russia's father talking to Russia about Ivy one now that they're together in heaven's beautiful image Rush. Talk to us a lot about The Democrat Party and the trick of making it seem like there for the working people and and how that was just just illusion. And here we are now, a week after we speak about her friend, and there's this this vivid mirth Murthy Murthy. Uh, he is one of the Obama darlings and surgeon General type. And But then there's this He took $40,000 from Carnival cruise lines for 2000 Cash and another 400,000 from Airbnb. All this is for quote, consulting and then six and a grand from Netflix. Now I wonder. Did Netflix benefit from the selective lockdowns of small businesses and small theaters that was cheered on by people like Vivek Murthy? Right? Is that Is that a problem anymore? It rushes wore this and talk to us about that. Look, they are the them in us. Vs. So it doesn't surprise me that Obama in his boss with Michelle, Being handed all this money from Netflix because they're supposedly filmmakers, their co hosting a new podcast, and they're gonna go talk about this in that topic, marriage and fatherhood and, of course race in the state of America. Rush once told us why lives flocked to podcasting and he was, of course, right on the money. You what? Podcast are snugly What? Our podcast Now that's No. That's technically what they are. But I mean, in the real world, What is the purpose of a puck? The podcast? Is the liberals failing to do talk radio? So they go toe. That's what podcast that now we were first with podcasts. We were first to podcast this part. We were listed when Apple first introduced podcast the iTunes We were on the list of the first original offerings. We date back to the beginning of podcast, but I'm telling you The left has infiltrated the entire podcast mean because they can't succeed on talk radio. I mean more power to them. I'm just telling you what it is. There's a lot of conservatives do podcast too. But I'm just telling you for the left. That's an attractive and that's why they promote him all over the place. Yeah, And for every podcast for every film that's supposed to put about the Obamas. There are starving filmmakers who are good Hollywood leftists and what they asking themselves. Wait a minute. This kid didn't make films. Why are they getting money? I should get Speaking that let's talk to Ken in Livonia, Michigan, Kenya on the Rush Limbaugh program. Todd Herman sitting in for a departed friend. Welcome, Ken. Yeah, I just wanted to call and give one of many examples of why I would see Rush Limbaugh as an American patriot. We are now living in a time where all of his enemies want to keep throwing mud. Adam. All right. I want to show us some light on how he's actually changed my life, and I believe so many others a time that I met Rush Limbaugh, which goes back to when he was on television. Without a doubt. I was a socialist. Now, some people that say, Well, how do you know you're a socialist? Well, I was a 100% strong supporter of the Democrat Party. I had read their platform I approved event. I am rather Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx. I agreed with it, I guess And I said at that time Hey. I'm a socialist man. Just like all the Democrats are today Socialists now because of the education that I got from rush member education on economics. Education in history and talking about the U. S Constitution. Why it was created everything I learned from brushing them, boss. Then I went out on my own and investigated to make sure what he said was true. Today. Where I WASI, a atheist slash socialists. Today because of Russia is the influence from Rush Limbaugh. I'm a Christian. Who is a constitutionalist who believes in the free market system. And here's the difference that I saw thanks to rush. Any country that follows the belief system, the world view held by the Democratic Party, and unfortunately now, even many of the Republicans have joined in. We end up being the former Soviet Union. We end up today. The in Venezuela, China, Cuba. Well. I believe in freedom. You know, I want to live in a nation where I'm a citizen under a small government. Not a servant is subject under a big fat, bloated government, like we see here in Michigan will always see In Washington, D C Because There's a big thing that I learned. And I'll apply that today and their get out attributed to rush member God gave me intelligence. And intelligence tells me Dr Fauci and the CDC. They're not my God. And I'm gonna follow my God that has given the intellect And so since I know that all the research scientists I'll come out and said that wearing a mask is white Hart upset useless. I'm gonna stay away from wearing a mask because I know that they're no good. Good. You know what you're doing, And I hate to cut you up against me. Just do the clock becomes the enemy. What you said here. First of all, Let me say God is great that Russia bring you to that. But your recognition can Your recognition that being a big person requires a small government. You said that so well. This is why I describe myself as a small government, big person person. It's why Rush had so often is you just said so well talked about the bloat talked about these these people and organizations. Who feel themselves godlike and remember Rush talking about the amount of water Congress that allowing toilets or or the the light bulbs that Congress would with Dean to allow us in our homes, and now we're on the edge of government now deciding what's true, literally having truth's ours. They're proposing this. Rush was right on that. And I'm just so pleased to know that he helped turn your life around that now you're a functioning member of society completely. Thank you. So much for the call can is taught Hermann on the EI Be network..
Tiger Woods hospitalized after rollover crash
"A major investigation underway this morning after Tiger Woods was severely injured in a rollover crash. NBC's Dan Shechtman fills us in, authorities say would suffered injuries to both legs and is in serious condition, the golfers agent said. He underwent surgery. All Digest reports. He was in California for a two day content shoot with the magazine after hosting an event over the weekend. And the golf legend did again suffer injuries to both legs was rushed to a nearby trauma center for surgery. Former President Obama and former President Trump joined a long list of celebrities, athletes and others in wishing Tiger a speedy recovery. Obama tweeted quote. If we've learned anything over the years, it's to never count Tiger out. We have not heard from the golf legend yet, but we do expect to within
Fresh update on "obama" discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"President Obama put it best calling Tiger, the goat of golf. And he said, if we've learned Anything over the years. It's never to count Tiger out. A police investigation continues into the cause of the crash. It happened on a stretch of road known for speeding and accidents. Woods as you ve crossed the median and then two lanes of road before hitting a curb, hitting a tree and landing on its side off the roadway in the brush. Woods was wearing his seatbelt. And he was able to tell the first police officer on the scene, his name firefighters used a pride bar and an ax to free him. Fries. Electron IX, based in California, has suddenly closed all of its stores. After almost 40 years, the company had 31 stores across nine states, but none in our area. Price says the decision was made because of changing consumer shopping habits and the ongoing pandemic. Another brick and mortar stores continue to ring up sales. Best buy recently reported its best quarter in 25 years as homebound customers snapped up laptops, home theater systems and kitchen appliances. President Biden's $1.9 Trillion coronavirus relief package is getting the support of more than 150 senior executives from some of the largest companies in America. CNN says it can it obtained the letter from top execs, including those from Goldman, Sachs, Blackstone, Google, IBM, Intel. Loew's hotels and American and United Airlines, they wrote. The previous federal relief measures have been essential, but more must be done to put the country on a trajectory for a strong durable recovery. A popular idea of just in time supply chains has taken a big hit recently President Biden once his administration to address the issue, President Biden today signs an executive order mandating a 100 Day review of critical product supply chains here in the U. S. The order focuses on four key areas. Computer chips, the semiconductors used in cell phones, computers, cars. Large capacity batteries used in electric cars, active pharmaceutical ingredients and critical minerals. The orders part of an effort to secure domestic supply chains, after vulnerabilities and other areas were highlighted during the cove in 19 pandemic. The White House says it wants to get ahead of potential future supply chain.
Woods faces hard recovery from serious injuries in car crash
"I'm Julie Walker in a career field with remarkable comebacks this maybe Tiger Woods toughest recovery of all a statement on woods Twitter accounts as the golfer was awake responsive then recovering after his SUV hit a sign and toppled down an embankment near LA the deputy who found him says he's lucky to be alive and police say there's no evidence he was impaired woods broke his leg in several places and injured his foot and ankle thoughts and prayers have come from everywhere Jack Nicklaus Michael Jordan Mike Tyson and former presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump woods played golf with both of them in trouble awarded him the presidential medal of freedom after his great triumph winning the masters after four back surgeries I'm Julie Walker
Fresh update on "obama" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"To say it's and there's still people dealing with that fact. And we just talked about the last segment. Rush was talking about this. There's no graduation from the Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies because learning never stops. This is true today. The Democrats of Bronco. Biden has nominated William Burns to run the CIA who was Billy Burns. William Burns was one of the negotiators who decided to ship hundreds of millions of dollars to Iran. Illegally overnight and in foreign currency on pallets. In illegal It wasn't just illegal because it's a ransom payment. The reason they said cash is they were not allowed to have a banking relationship with Iran. We should document that Obama had the sign multiple times. They want to bring this guy back. You know, and this is business. As usual for the establishment Rush Limbaugh spoke about how establishment Democrats treat the enemies of this country. The president before Donald Trump. Was Barack Obama. And what did Barack Obama do to make deals with our enemies? Why he give them who clear our he enabled them to make nuclear weapons. And then when that wasn't enough, Obama delivered $150 billion of cash on pallets. The Tehran International Airport for the Mullah's to come and sweep up and take back to their palace. What did Kim Jeong Eun get? He didn't get in on that action. Can you imagine Kim Jeong unthinking if I would've just tried to do this, with Obama looking how I could've profited. Well, what might I've been able to get out of Obama that the Iranians did instead? Did a deal with Trump of All I've got to show for. It is a video. Demonstrating how there might some day be condos on my beaches. It's a funny thing to ponder. And make no mistake. Kim Jeong Eun Sol, what Obama did for the Iranians. And he's got to be kicking himself, but he didn't try to give in on some of that timing is everything as they always As they always had. Trump made that point in his interview. He did the Stephanopoulos first today. And Stephanopoulos and something along the lines. Well, now you did a deal with with this guy and you're constantly critical of the Iran deal is a very low bar because is a bad deal in Trump said. Well, hell, yes, It was a bad deal. We got this deal with North Korea without having to deliver $150 billion to their airport. And, of course, Stephanopoulos was just speechless. In the meantime, Obama giving them $150 billion and enabling a nuclear weapons program. Does that matter? Hell, no What matters is Obama's style and he was glib and he was well spoken, and he came off his intelligent and that's all we care about. Is the style the surface. Contrast that with the bunch of Chihuahuas nipping, it trumps ankles. Ever since this deal was signed last night, and I still maintain that they were shocked by it. I really think these people are so lost in their criticism of Trump that they literally believe all of it now. All this stuff they've made up trumps an idiot. Trump is dangerous. They believe it. They don't think it's possible for him to succeed Despite the fact he's succeeding. Week after week after week, right in front of them. So this is what's coming back to put the guy back in charge, you know, negotiated. Well, well, no, no, we'll bring him on pallets. We'll bring you cash. That's that's not negotiation. That's it's paying off terrorists. Phenomenal. Cathy in owns Burrow, Kentucky, You're on the Russian but program Kathy I'm glad you called to talk about our dear rushes taught Hermann sitting in for the Ma, who is in heaven. Thank you, Todd. Good morning. It's such a pleasure to speak with you. I enjoy your show. As we navigate this new terrain. You all are doing them excellent job. I just wanted to say that I remember listening to rush one time when he said If there's one thing I wish I could do for all of you people out there. I wish I had a magic wand that I could wave over you and you would not care. What others thought about you. Imagine I just stopped. I was like, Oh G Just kind of resonated. It makes you realize just how much we just We don't speak up because we think of what others they're gonna think of us. And Rush just pounded that home. And I'll never forget him, saying that I can hear anything right now in my head. You know, Kathy, you're one of millions of people who can hear this advice from Russia and you know, it's phenomenal is how many people I've communicated with since Russia's passing who've told me personally or sent me emails, hundreds of them and I'm woefully woefully behind them trying to respond as many as I possibly can. And I'm just a guy who fills in. But all continually talking about life advice and items like that. And yet, you know, I've also talked to people. I talked to a woman who took rough rush to Afghanistan, and she talked about How gracious. He was two people and how curious he was and how he sought information and listened intently to people and have this great concern for this woman. Peggy a van who took him to Afghanistan, Piggy don't get out of the Jeep. It's dangerous rush pulling her back in and she's saying no, This is my job. I can do these things, so I do demonstrate this behavior. Kathy, do you go about speaking truth in the face of tyranny? Absolutely. Yes, I tried to do it and I a strong way. Without coming off of being hateful. Used that word. You know what I think That's another thing. We have been conditioned here of late. Could just be Heiple and it's okay. And rush did not, you know, he gave us He gave us the information we needed. We've got it stored in our brains and in our hearts, and we're gonna carry it on. Yeah, and that that, speaking up, I heard rush to of incredible monologue about this Believe it was a Pew study that a majority of conservatives do not exercise their First Amendment rights and a majority of American Christians do not exercise their first Amendment rights to speak out. In fact, you know, I spoke about this on my morning show this morning that Because I've been I've been in a in a red state. It's I'm just now waking up to my goodness. Even I censored myself sometimes in business meetings, etcetera. All right, Why wouldn't I wouldn't put up with lies. But I censored myself. I start a discussion with the doctor the other day, and we talked about our faith and We talked about our views of Children and it was so refreshing and I got out realized. My goodness, this is stifled. In these cities and rush challenged us in that monologue. As I recall, look this if you want your country back, you need to speak out. So for you to remember that as the magic wand story, that's a great way to remember a Russian this this one week that since we've lost rush, there's much more to get too much more of Rush Limbaugh's voice taught Hermann on the I V network..
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast
"Bloomer president barack obama and bruce springsteen launched their new renegades born in the usa podcast it is being dubbed as the highest profile collab- in the history of podcast. They launched with two episodes yesterday. I think we're going to get eight at out of them. And they were all taken from some conversations that went down at springsteen's new jersey home last year. The two friends discuss everything from fatherhood and marriage to race and politics and in the very first episode. They talk about how they ended up becoming friends after they met on the campaign
Fresh update on "obama" discussed on Liquid Lunch with John Tabacco
"Spark. Spark. Listen, Do we think that perhaps Bruce Springsteen's charges being dropped have anything to do with the fact that Spotify is launching Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen's podcast in the next couple of weeks. I would say that I would say the reverse of that is, um They staged the whole thing where he took a couple of shots and was under the level so that they can get a little press leading up to this. And then they haven't dismissed on the launch date to say. Ah, you see, the boss didn't do anything after all. So trust me when I tell you if the boss was in a parking lot, and Sandy Hook, New Jersey, and some cop pulled him over, they'd be asking for his autograph. They saw, you know, you said you just said Look, Renegades is basically this zoo born in the U. S States and eight episode podcast featuring, you know Barack Obama and the boss. We've been friends for over a decade. So we know that his relationship is very, very deep with Barack Obama Because in this podcast they discussed they discuss Stop expanding for race Father. Jenny, We gotta go sense and know what game of commercial chicken brought.
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast
"Let's talk a little about a new podcast from spotify and higher ground. That's about to fully take over your feed. On renegades born in the usa president barack obama and bruce springsteen get together to talk about the country. That's made them who they are today. The two icons we've their own pursuit of meaning truth in community into the larger story of america investigating how this country has shaped their lives and lasting and surprising ways and while president obama and springsteen might seem like an unexpected pair. They've managed to build an authentic and lasting friendship based on their shared sensibilities moral vision and an unshakable belief in the american ideal. And now this is our chance to eavesdrop on that. Friendship and renegades born in the usa president obama and springsteen trades stories about their hometowns and the role models that shaped who they became the also explore manhood. What it means to be father and what. It was like to grow up in america. It's a truly monumental conversation between two american friends and it's available to listen to right now over on spotify.
Fresh update on "obama" discussed on Chris Plante
"Pain. The suffering the agony now Homestead detention Center from migrant teens to reopen the Miami Herald phrases the Biden administration for their humane approach. It's no, it's not human. It's it's That's the exact same damn thing but greater numbers, which means there is more suffering and on then and that. What's your name? Jen pushed Jackie. This is not kids being kept in cages again. The cages were built by Obama and Biden. Kids were thrown in there by the scruff of their neck by Obama and Biden. Personally, It's a terrible, horrible thing. But now the damage your back and the media get to show what they're made of once again. Now it's.
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast together on Spotify
"President obama. In bruce springsteen debuted a new podcast on spotify so The episode series is called renegades renegades born in the usa all explore topics such as race fatherhood marriage and the future of america. The podcasts second one produced by higher ground production company owned by the obama
Podcast odd couple: Obama, Springsteen in Spotify series
"A former president in a current rock idol are teaming up to share their thoughts Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen have done an eight episode series of podcasts they will air on Spotify and will be titled renegades born in the USA the episode will see the two men tell stories about their past what they're doing now and their hopes for the future Springsteen and Obama first got together when the musician did fundraisers for Obama during his two presidential campaigns and one episode they discuss a time that Springsteen visit at the White House where he says that he played the piano and that he Obama and others saying Motown and Broadway tunes Obama acknowledges that there were a libations involved in that I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Merrick Garland testifies before Senate in bid to become attorney general
"Firm Maze ours. Judge Merrick Garland is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing to become attorney general. With respect to foreign terrorist attack. I was sitting in my office arriving at my office as the first planes First plane hit the trade center and I was sitting in my office and could see smoke rising over the Pentagon. I can assure you that this is top of mind for me. Merrick Garland was the Supreme Court nominee in the Obama era that lasted 293 days. He was denied with
8.7 Million People Under Boil Water Notices In Texas
"Are now facing in Texas crews have been restoring power to last 30,000 people today, Governor Greg Abbott says power grid reform hearings will start Thursday. We should never run short of power again. Texas is the energy state about 10. Million people still don't have water or under boiled water notices. Texas National Guard Major General Tracy Norris says trucks, airplanes and helicopters have delivered at 3.5 Million bottles of water across the state and other states have been offering help. Alan Sky a. For CBS News, Dallas, former President Obama and Bruce
Garland likely to get confirmation vote next week
"Years after being denied a confirmation hearing when President Obama nominated him for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland is now getting a hearing as attorney general nominee. Harlan says. If confirmed, he plans to take on hate and extremist groups. Garland got emotional. When asked by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker about his family history. My grand parents fled anti Semitism and persecution. Country took us in. Protected US. And I feel an obligation to the country to pay back. And Since the highest best use of my own set of skills to pay back So I want very much to be the kind of attorney attorney general that you're Saying I could become Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin says Garland is expected to get a final confirmation vote next
Garland vows at confirmation hearing to keep politics out of DOJ while drawing bipartisan praise
"Merrick Garland has already earned bipartisan support. Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley. Judge Garland is a good pick to lead the department Justice. Garland's nomination comes after Democrats accused former president Trump of choosing attorneys general that served him not the people with the appeals court judge promising independence I do not planned to be interfered with by anyone. Former President Obama nominated Garland to the Supreme Court in 2016, but Republicans blocked confirmation hearings. Steve Dorsey. CBS NEWS Washington
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen team up for new podcast
"Not clear who is the boss on this one. Bruce Springsteen is teaming up with former President Barack Obama on a new 88 episodes serious for Spotify Bill that a bunch of what Bruce said, But all my stuff. Clearly his gold. Just leave my guitar playing running Gates. Born in the USA First two episodes air up and feature the pair and conversation recorded at Springsteen's home in New Jersey. They. Spotify is already working with the Obama's higher ground production company on Michelle Obama's podcast, which is the most popular new show on the streaming service.
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast
"Van camp just throws something throws off your rhythm. You think you're about to talk about that cruise and know there's a podcast being launched? Mm hmm. Yeah, it's Spotify, and I don't even know what it is yet. But I'm already modify has announced that there is a new podcast being put together. It's called renegades Born in the USA. Featuring Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen in conversation on issues ranging from politics in the state of American of fatherhood, marriage and manhood. What's up, boy? Are they covering? Do you eyes in that at all? Just curious. I'm not trying to hate. I'm just curious. You ever get hammered and drive a Jeep Brock? I don't know what I'd rather Listen to less. The podcaster Bruce Springsteen. Loyal boy. I'd say the podcast I could find some Springsteen tunes I like. Yeah, I do, too. I don't want to hear him. You know you happen. He's done plenty of that in the last four or five years. Yeah, you know to me, like got exposed. In a way, like Trump broken. He was
Merrick Garland Confirmation Hearing For AG
"But today is all about Merrick Garland. He'll appear before the Senate to take questions from lawmakers for the position of attorney general. Most people know Merrick Garland's name because of something that didn't happen. Garland never got a hearing after President Obama nominated him to serve on the Supreme Court five years ago. Here's NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. Merrick Garland has devoted nearly 45 years to the law. But he didn't start out that way is, he told Professor Martha Minnow at Harvard Law School in 2016. Why don't you go to law school in the first place? Chemistry, well chemistry and math. Garland had planned to become a doctor. He wanted to help people one on one, but his collision with the hard sciences spun him toward the law, where he's looked for that sort of direct connection ever since. In the mid 19 eighties. At his law firm in Washington, Garland became a rising star. He made time for a young college graduate who worked in the copy center to Randy Thompson says Garland reviewed one of his papers, photocopied it and rearrange the paragraphs. That was the beginning of In essence and becoming a riding coach. For me, it was just extraordinary experience and became my coach. Eventually, my mentor and 30 something years later, a friend. Eventually Garland Road, MMA reference for law school and has kept in touch ever since, Thompson says garlands Still a little old school still humble, still looking to help. The only thing that really has changed about him, And I guess me as well is the color of hair. I don't know, well respected judge as attorney general. Help get the department under the quagmire of partisan politics that many people think it devolved to under President Trump and Attorney General Bar That's Georgetown law professor Paul Butler. He says the DOJ has been reeling from political scandals and racing to confront the threat from homegrown extremists. Merrick Garland has faced both before. After clerking on the Supreme Court. Garland took a job as an advisor in President Jimmy Carter's Justice Department. In those years after Watergate, DOJ struggled to separate partisan influence from law enforcement and establish new boundaries for the FBI. Garland also played a bit part in some of the biggest investigations of that era from political corruption to national security that Garland says later turned into hit movies. American Hustle about the Abscam case. Argo about the ex filtration of hostages in Iran and the most important the miracle on ice. Which was about the Lake Placid Olympics, where I did work on the security for the Olympics By the 19 nineties, Garland was prosecuting a violent gang that terrorized people in a public housing project. And helping build a case against DC's mayor Marion Barry. On drug charges Back inside Justice Department headquarters, Garland became the man to see for the hardest problems. The car bomb exploded outside of a large federal building in downtown Oklahoma City, Garland would soon travel to the site of the most deadly domestic terror plot in American history. 168 people died in that bombing in Oklahoma. Former deputy Attorney General Jamie Go Relic remembers watching that day with Garland by her side, he basically said while watching Children being pulled out of the wreckage. That he had to go. He really wanted to go. We both had young Children at the time and What we saw on those screens was so affecting. Garland oversaw the search warrants protected the chain of evidence and insisted that reporters have access to court proceedings. We wanted somebody Who could make sure that the investigation was done by the book. And that any indictment was bulletproof. Prosecutors later convicted Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols for their role in that bombing. Former prosecutor Beth Wilkinson says Garland played an important role in other confrontations with extremists in those years, including a standoff with the heavily armed Montana free Men. One of the examples I can think of is sometimes and there were these stand downs where there would be, you know, arrest warrants for someone, or there would be some kind of controversy between people who were challenging the federal government. America's first instinct wasn't to go in and arrest everyone. It was to try and along with the FBI to see if there's a dispute could be resolved. Wilkinson says. The FBI went on to arrest those men later. She credited garlands, quick thinking and cool head that may have prevented a tragic outcome. Just about the only criticism Garland's nomination has drawn is in the area of civil rights. Garland is a moderate, so I don't see him as the bold and visionary leader or racial justice that some people were hoping for again. Georgetown law professor Paul Butler that he's not an ideologue is both discerning for people who want an attorney general. To meet this moment of national reckoning inspired by the movement for Black lives and the killing of George Floyd Butler says he thinks girls just from the White House long time civil rights advocate Wade Henderson says Garland is up to the task. But Henderson says it's a big one. The next attorney general, for example, has to do everything In his or her power to fight for voting rights. Police reform Criminal justice reform and LGBT Q equality. For the past 23 years, Garland has been a federal appeals court judge in that role, he doesn't have much of a chance to share his personal views. Carolyn Lerner, the chief mediator at the courthouse, says Garland took an early, an important lead to update policies that protect workers from sexual harassment and other misconduct. I think it's very clear that Judge Garland cares a lot about these issues, and he really wants employees to be happy and comfortable in the workplace, and when he was chief judge, he took his responsibility. To these employees very seriously, she says. Garland wants to continue another of his projects at the Justice Department tutoring sessions with a young public school student. This year. The judge is working with an 11 year old boy and his twin sister. Your mom is Andrea Tucker. He makes this so interactive for them and so much fun and they can't get enough of it. It's the kind of public service that Garland has always wanted to
Who is Merrick Garland? What to know about the longtime judge and Attorney General nominee
"Hearings. Hard on one day for President Biden's choice for attorney general of Corrine Appeals judge once nominated to the U. S. Supreme Court by then President Obama, who did not even get a Senate hearing. Then with a preview. CBS is clear. Hines Judge Merrick Garland will set before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his confirmation hearing for the position of attorney general on Monday. In his statement, he called the insurrection at the nation's Capitol, a quote heinous attack. And commits to overseeing the prosecution of white supremacists who took part in the assault on January 6. In an
Biden won't pull Tanden nomination, says she'll get the votes
"Bind today told reporters he is sticking with his nominee for White House budget director despite objections from Democratic Senator Joe Manchin. NPR's Scott Horsley reports matching says he'll vote against nominee Neera Tanden because of her past partisan remarks. Neera Tanden is a longtime Democratic policy advisor who served in both the Clinton and Obama administration's. But it's her sharp elbowed Twitter feed. That's put her nomination in jeopardy, with critics on both the right and the left. Hand and apologize for tweets, comparing Senator Ted Cruz to a vampire and Lycan in GOP leader Mitch McConnell to a Harry Potter villain. But mansion warns her overtly partisan statements could have a toxic impact on congressional relations with the budget office. Given Democrats razor thin margin in the Senate Mansions defection could Sink Tendons nomination unless a Republican senator across the aisle and supports her.
President Biden is Willing To REjoin the Iran Nuclear Deal
"Us president. Donald trump spent much of his term undoing. What was done by president. Barrack obama president. Joe biden seems intent on doing it again a key reversal reverse looks set to be the deal agreed between iran and several other parties in two thousand fifteen to govern the islamic republic's nuclear program from which trump flounced in two thousand eighteen biden's administration says it will accept an invitation from the e to meet with iran however iran says it will only turn up if the us i lift the sanctions. It is presently
Biden addresses the Munich Security Conference, Rescinds Trump's Sanctions on Iran
"The biden administration wants to talk to iranian leaders about rejoining the twenty fifteen nuclear agreement. Let's recall here. Donald trump withdrew the us from that deal and restored sanctions on iran. That put the us at odds with us. Allies who remain part of the agreement along with other world powers today in his first speech to world leaders. President biden lays out his plan. Npr white house correspondent gordonia as is following this story. Good morning frank. Oh good morning. Well what do we expect to hear. President biden say about iran. Well senior officials told us yesterday that the united states is ready to accept an invitation from the european union to hold talks with iran about its nuclear program. Of course obviously the former president donald trump had quit the deal that was aimed at curbing. Iran's nuclear program biden said during the campaign that he was ready to take steps to rejoin the international pack but his team has repeatedly said that iran. I needed come. Back into compliance officials said yesterday that biden will not get into specifics about timetables but added that. He's keen to hear what iran has to say. And it's still really unclear if the run would even accept such an offer. They had demanded that sanctions be lifted. I but regardless. This is a big step toward diplomacy with iran which we have not seen in four years. I'm struck by the language that the us is ready to accept an invitation from the european union and it makes me wonder does biden have to convince us allies that we are prepared to work with them again. We will work with them again. I mean short. Yes i mean. We expect that biden today is really going to dig into his. America is back message. A senior official told us last night that the speech would be a quote confident. Clarion call for european allies to work together on global challenges. He'll talk about working together on the pandemic as well as other issues like arms control cyber hacking and climate change and to prove that commitment he plans to announce a four billion dollar contribution to kovacs. That's the international fund to help get covert vaccines to the poorest countries. The president will be making this speech to the munich. Security conference virtually. He won't be there in person. Of course who is going to be speaking to today you know. He is a very familiar face at this conference which is kind of who's who of people involved in national security around the world the leaders of germany france and the united kingdom will also be there. But you know as we've noted. There's a lot of uncertainty about the united states commitment to trans atlantic affairs. Here's actually charles corruption. Who was a senior adviser in the obama administration talking about that. The biggest change is that by will be speaking to europeans after a period in which electorates on both sides of the atlantic have looked into the abyss. And what that means is that americans and europeans remain in shock about the growth of global populism which has raised questions about the stability of liberal democracies as we
Malia Obama Will Reportedly Join The Writing Team For New Donald Glover Show
"Former first daughter. Malia obama just landed a cool new gig writing gig me who's twenty. Two has reported joined the writers room for a potential series that donald glover is producing for amazon. Okay donald the hollywood reporter says me was recruited for the show which is supposed to be about beyond say type. public figure. Molina is set to graduate from harvard this year.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"And. The other thing that. I kind of. Take away from our childhood. I think one of the reasons we get along. So well, the fact that I never felt like I was competing with you and I think that mom and dad did a good job of. Recognizing us as individuals, and so I've tried to do that with me and Sasha is like give them a moment. You note to show me who they are right because you know like I said earlier kids come here with a certain temperament I was always feisty. I was always internal perfectionists. Sasha's temperament is different from elise that's different from Italy your daughter that's different from avery and it's like you've got to give them space and parent the kid you have not the kid you want Ray and mom and dad were good about that. So I always felt secure in who I was and fine with who you were. Right you know your success was my success I wasn't competing with you. So I'm trying my best to make sure that me and Sasha feel like they're on the same team even though there are two girls and all that their success is each other success. That's all you have that. Relationship is special. What dad showed us is that in order to build meaningful relationships with people is that you have to show up for them. Relationships whether it's sibling or parent child or friend relationships, they don't happen through. Osmosis they happen because they make a decision to be very deliberate about. Connecting with people and the connection can look like a bunch of different things. Right it can be a phone call it can be taxed. It can be a whole dinner or set of conversations what what I saw in our father was that nothing replaces getting on the phone and calling somebody showing up for somebody. I. Know that if I call you and I need you, you will call me back. Right away. Yeah you may call back and go you okay but you show up and I want to show up for you. So that's what I would tell people. Yeah. That's like we learned that you gotta show up for people. That's that's a really one. That's a really good one you have to show up is absolutely right I can always trust who you are and I don't know that everybody can say that about their siblings you know mum. That I know I know who you are through through I mean that's that's the wish that I have for all of our kids is then all of our nieces and nephews on Mike our kids that they show up in the world. I don't care who who they are, what their titles are. I don't care how much money they make I don't care whether they're famous or not I want them to show up. With, empathy with consistency with honesty you with decency and if we if we can pass onto them. Those traits that our parents passed on to us I will tap out in view us as successful old people. When the TIME COMES I WANNA. Thank you my big brother Craig for taking time to be on the PODCAST. This is been an enlightening conversation full of fun and laughter and humor, but this was really enjoyable. Love you love you. Well. As you can see, I am so grateful for the relationship that I have with my brother to be to trust him. To be able to count on him to know that he's always gonNA show up for me. That's a gift I cannot replace. And so if you have a sibling in your life whether that's by blood or by choice, I hope that you'll take some time to dig into that relationship with them too. I bet it will be as meaningful for you as it was for us. Thanks so much for listening everybody and I will talk to you again soon. The Michelle Obama podcast spotify original presented, and produced by higher ground audio and collaboration with US productions. From Higher Ground Audio Dan Firemen Anna homes, and looked Moham- are executive producers. Geneeral is our editorial assistant. Adam Saks consulting producer. From dust like productions Mitchell Yussef is the executive producer. Arwen next and Jonathan. Shift. Our. Producers. Additional production support from Mary Nov.. Jonathan Shift. Let is also our engineer. Manica Wilhelm is your kyle producer and transcriber spatial. Garcia is the dust light editorial assistant Daniel. Don Ostrov and Courtney Holt are executive producers for spotify. Special thanks to Mackenzie Smith Joe Paulson Pristina Shawki listed winter China Clayton Alex May Caroline Adler Morales. Own. Halima skull. And thanks to Clean Cut Studio Search Party Music Tyler Lechtenberg. Dylan Rupert Caroline, Lipka young creative agency, and the IRAS Aaron. Our theme music is by Stevie wonder original music by Andy Clawson, and Telly Fresco. The song you heard the beginning of the show is spaceships by tank in the BANKAS. Thanks for listening to the Michelle Obama podcast. This episode of the Michelle Obama podcast is to you by tied during the cove in nineteen crisis tied to hope expanded its program into Thai, cleaners tides full-service on demand laundry and dry cleaning service. Since March over one point, eight, million items a laundry have been washed for over one hundred thousand frontline responders. You can help tied to hope on their mission to provide clean close to people in need just go to PG good everyday dot com slash tied by scanning your receipts you can contribute to supply detergent and help serve more families..
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"And political backgrounds and. WHO GREW UP Only knowing. A. Black Man as their president and I know this is frightening to some people out there that want to deny the impact of that These. Kids were raised to believe in a different kind of America and their parents were part of that instilling that belief. That all men are created equal I mean the people were teaching that around the dinner table and young women are being taught in ways now that they can do and be anything in other and they have fathers who are parenting them differently who don't believe that they should Joe, just go off and get married to the highest bidder but that they have to have their own voices and their own careers in their own autonomy. Those have been the conversations around the dinner table. These kids of all races were told that that was Merica and there's honor and truth. And now they're seeing the opposite. At. The highest levels you're seeing the very opposite of what they've been taught to be by their parents of all races. And they're seeing on social media on their phones and it is real and in and it is clear. The hypocrisy is right there. And it is hard to look away. It is hard to look away and that is change and my belief is that these kids will raise their kids differently. Assuming that we don't get so depressed downtrodden that we give up the fight. which is directly tied to voting. 'cause we roll over or we could just protest our way into oblivion. Absent the vote. But if we keep the momentum going in, send a message in this coming election of the America that we want for our kids then that next generation will be even better than we are. It is generational change and it feels a little scary now because we don't know what this is because we've been disappointed in the past right or things started to change and then. We just like with our administration. We thought we were going and run direction and didn't realize that they were still some underlying stuff going on some resentment in some beliefs and some old stories about who we were as people that were still out there. But why why wouldn't they still be out there and they don't go away by magic they go away by being replaced with other stories. So now, our challenges is that we've got to tell those stories and we have to start with telling our own. Loud and clear, and that starts with not telling it with our voice telling it with how we exist in the world by bringing our blackness and Brown and women nece to every table that we're in. We've gotTA bring it all to the table and say. Deal with it. Let's talk about it. Why does it bother you? Why are you afraid? But if we're hiding it and we make a comfortable, well our. Our white brethren never have to adjust because we're not asking them to So. We gotTA start asking him adjust. I can't be your only black friend. Where are the others? It has been a pleasure having you guys here on him. So proud of you. Happy Well as you can see, I am proud to count on China and Kristen and you nee in so many ways they are thoughtful empathetic and just plain old grave I am so incredibly impressed and proud by the women they become and are still becoming. And that's why I'm so grateful to count them as my friends the little sisters I've never had. So if you have some special people in your life, especially, if you're a little bit older than they are I, hope you'll take some time to talk with them and in here what's on their mind especially as we navigate this complex and draining process of wrestling with racial injustice? Even if you just listen especially if you just listen. Because this process of growth and understanding isn't something that's going to happen on social media with a bunch of memes in tweets and Lord knows our politics are not the best avenue for these kind of conversations but if we can reach out. And share our stories and allow each other to be a little vulnerable. Didn't maybe we can make some progress person by person relationship a relationship. Thanks so much for listening everyone, and we will talk again soon. The Michelle Obama podcast is a spotify original presented and produced by higher ground off Aaron collaboration with US light productions. From Higher Ground Audio Dan Fireman Anna homes, and look demo- Han are executive producers. Chennai memorable is editorial assistant. Adam saks is are consulting producer. From us like productions Michel Yussef. Producer Arwen next and Jonathan Shift let are the producers additional production support from Mary NAF. Jonathan Chifflet is also our engineer. Manica. Wilhelm. Is the archival producer and transcriber Rachel. Garcia is the dust light editorial assistant, Danielle AC, Don Ostrov, and Courtney hold are executive producers for spotify. Special, thanks to Mackenzie Smith Joe Paulson Christina Schalke Melissa Winter China Clayton Alex May Carolina Other Morales and Motto Skull and thanks to Clean Cut Studio Search Party Music Tyler Lechtenberg Dylan Rupert Caroline Lipka young creative agency and Dr. on his Aaron. Our theme music is by Stevie wonder original music by Andy Clawson and Telly Fresco. The song you heard at the beginning of the show is made it by Tian Taylor. Thanks for listening to the Michelle Obama podcast. Thanks to our sponsor salesforce with the right inspiration. Anyone can be a leader. That's why salesforce created the make chain series. Each installment is a chance to learn from business leaders and activists who are using their platforms. To make a difference. You'll learn how the turn ideas into actions and gained valuable insight for how you can to to view the series head to salesforce dot com slash make change..
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"So I wanNA thank Valery not just for joining me today but for everything she's been for me in my life and for so many people who've worked for her and with her over the years as you can tell, she is someone that understands to her core that when you make it in this world, you have got to reach back and lift up other folks who will one day step into your shoes and that doesn't just mean if you're in the White House or the C. Suite or any lofty position. It also means taking on the responsibility anytime. You've got someone out there who's looking up to you. Maybe you start at your job couple months before the newest higher maybe there's someone in the great behind you who's looking for some sport. Maybe. There's a kid growing up down the street who just likes the way you carry yourself. No matter who it is or where it is what it is you have an opportunity and a responsibility to make those kinds of connections. And if you find yourself. For, someone to learn from and lean on. My advice is to take that first step of introducing yourself to the folks rounding. Ask Them for coffee for set up a meeting ask them whatever questions you have on your mind. Do whatever you need but just make sure you do it. Because once you start a conversation, there is no telling where it might end up. So, thanks again for listening. Talk to you soon. The. Michelle Obama podcast is a spotify original presented and produced by higher ground audio in collaboration with dust light productions. From Higher Ground, audio Dan Firemen, Anna homes, and looked demo- han are executive producers. Janine memorable is our editorial assistant. Adam saks is are consulting producer. From dust like productions Michel Yussef is the executive producer, Arlen next and Jonathan. Shift Flett, are the producers Additional production support from Mary NAF. Jonathan Chifflet is also our engineer. Manica Wilhelm is the archival producer and transcriber Rachel Garcia is thus light editorial assistant Daniel. Act Don Ostrov and Courtney Holt are executive producers for spotify. Special thanks to Mackenzie Smith Joe Paulson Christina Schalke Melissa Winter China Clayton Alex May Carolina Other Morales. Skull and thanks to Clean Cut Studio Search Party music, Tyler Lechtenberg, Dylan, Rupert, Caroline, Lipka, young, creative agency, and Dr on his Aaron. Our theme music is by Stevie wonder original music by Andy Clawson and telly fresco. The song you heard the beginning of this show is the night song by Raven Linney. Thanks for listening to the Michelle Obama podcast. Thanks to our sponsor salesforce with sales forces make change series. You'll find strategies for transformation and learn about the innovative strategies. Business executives are using to improve the state of the world here how to turn thought leadership into action and get inspired to use your platform for change. View. The series had to salesforce dot com slash make change..
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"What you describe in your approach and your marriage, you know just speaks to why we have to learn to cultivate empathy. In people in our children because you need it to be successful in life in relationships because what you were talking about is essentially saying looking at the person you love in the eye and going I have to understand your context. So I can understand where that frustration where that anger where that joy is coming from and then speak to that. You know one of the things it makes me think about is that when you're in a marriage you do. Not Have the luxury of making the person in other you just don't have that luxury because you have to make this work. Yeah. There's the nuclear option of I'm out. Let's get a lawyer but a lot of people do that a lot of people do that. But for the most part, even people that have gone through a divorce have to still see that other person as a person and we've all had really good friends that have done really stupid things. And we've stuck with them because they're our friends and because it's a human being to us whereas if we were just hearing about them on MSNBC or Fox News, we could dismissed them. If, if we wanted to and I think it's just about being really close to someone you don't have that luxury you don't have the luxury of. You have to work it out. You just have to you. One of the reasons why I'm having these conversations about the importance of relationship in defining ourselves is that the core of who we are is built up of all these pieces our relationship with ourself our relationship with our family, our siblings, our spouses, our peers are co workers, you all of that conceptualizes us and gives us substance, but we don't take time to explore that to understand it. To understand how it impacts us. As a comedian you're whole profession requires insight, right? you observe and understand, and then interpret in a funny way what is going on in the world around us And we just can't take that for granted that work has to be done. i. i WanNa thank you Coenen for Oh my God. This is your incite. Yeah. Well, pick and choose the ones you lying and. Throw away the rest but Thank you. Thanks for having me. I had so much fun with Conan. Hopefully you did too. For those of you who are married, maybe you heard something that rang true and for those of you aren't I hope that conversation gave you a sense of what marriage might actually feel like or what you might WanNa be looking for in a partner. But no matter what I hope this conversation gave you a chance to listen not to me in Conan but to yourself to that little voice that tells you if there's something you want to work on or work through with yourself or with your partner, those realizations open you up to journeys that aren't always easy. But. They are always always worth it. So, with that I just went. Thank you for joining me Conan and thank you all for joining me for this part of our journey together. I will talk to you again very soon. Take care. Michelle Obama podcast is a spotify original presented and produced by higher ground audio and collaboration with a slight productions. From Higher Ground Audio Dan Firemen Anna homes, and looked Mohan are executive producers. Today memorable is our editorial assistant. Adam Saks is consulting producer from dust light productions, Michel Yussef is the executive producer. Win, next and Jonathan Shift are the producers additional production support from Mary NAF. Johnson shift is also our engineer. Manica Wilhelm is the archive will producer and transcriber breach Garcia is the dust light editorial assistant Daniel Ac don, Ostrov, and Courtney hold are executive producers for spotify. Special. Thanks to Mackenzie Smith. Joe Paulson Christina Schalke Melissa Winter China Clayton Alex May Carolina other. Morales, and Madan Halima skull. And thanks to Clean Cut Studio Search Party Music Tyler Lechtenberg Dylan Rupert Caroline Lipka Young Creative Agency and Dr on his Aaron our theme music is by Stevie wonder original music by Andy Clawson and Telly Fresco. The song you heard at the beginning of this show is love me right by sister. Thanks for listening to.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"On the kitchen counter. I mean it's like it so you're like yeah that's where your girlfriend group and again take this away from the White House and from me in particular I mean the the truth is is that we've all been that way with each other and with the women and women friends in our lives where you know having a crew that you can go to and say whatever is on your mind and not be judged for it. Give yourself a space to blow off some steam. The why when I look at some of these reality TV. I have a love hate relationship with it but I I never liked the way they portray women friendships because they're always so catty and bickering and argumentative in ways that I have never experienced among my women friends ever And that is meant so much to me to have women who were secure enough to have friendships like that. That aren't possessive. But are you know? They're broad in their open and they are the you know they're inviting. You know if I ever get to a point of friendship where I can't say. Tell the truth and know that the trust that we built up can sustain whatever that truth or whatever that maybe it isn't even maybe it's my truth and it's not your truth but you know if the friendship can't sustain that then something else is wrong and at some point in time it's GonNa come out. It's going to show itself but you can't do that if you don't have trust. You can't do that if you don't know that you can come back from it and that there's genuine love you know. I know for me the people that can get me riled up or people who I care deeply about. I have such wonderful friends in my life that I want as much for them as I want for me but I feel like you all feel the same way you know I get that back. That's why these relationships sustain themselves over so many years because I feel like you guys have literally ridden died with me. That's what we do but you got going on now. I just moment you know. I have my moment he. I know yeah I know what's the moment we love you Kelly. I was thinking that your your girlfriend's steady and even of your personal relationships are going up and yeah You guys have been my rock. Yeah YEAH FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. But isn't it amazing? How quickly they'll time has gone by. Thanks you know because you know I have always thought of myself as the new friend like you relative to and I'm like wait. A minute was thirteen years ago. You know new relative to you know we have sort of moved into a different category and I tell you and it is. I can't tell you how many happy memories I have of all the things collectively individually. Just you know that we have had.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"During our white. House. Time one of the the the programs that I was most proud of was our mentoring program that we had in the white. House You know we didn't make that public because that was something that That we wanted to do because we felt we had an obligation of living in the most famous powerful address in the land. What were we doing the as the first lady and his senior advisors to the President Women in this administration? What were we doing to actively lift up young people not working for us or interning with us but you know young young women in high school who were trying to find their way and we started the white. House. Mentoring program and Barack had a companion program for young men. But you were played a big role. You were one of the you know more powerful and more important. Mentors. I'll tell you a story. I'm not even sure I've ever shared this with you. But the first group of Mentese that we brought in were all down on the first floor ground level of the residents waiting to be invited up to to meet you. And I walked from the West Wing on my way to the reception luncheon that we had for them, and so I had to walk through the crowd and they were they were so emotional about meeting you. Many of them were in tears. Typical teenage girls had no control over their emotions because you weren't there. They felt free to just a hobby and screaming and they were a hot mess before they went him. Smith. But they compose themselves to go upstairs in what I remember. So vividly about you and you have talked about this a lot. Is it for the moment they met you. You are so present in their life. And you you've talked about the fact that you don't know whether families were present. What kind of circumstances they were living in all you knew is it for that time that you connected with them you wanted them to know that. You've. Out. UTHA. and. You could just feel them relaxed because at all, she's a Muslim she's just like normal. and. So I think the program it was about the intimacy of that connection. And that was the piece of it that I enjoyed hearing their stories and you know teenage girls they'll talk you just have to like Oh. Yeah. Why I'm up but that and the thing the program did you know the reason why? I like formal mentorship programs especially with young people, it takes time for them to warm up and to reveal themselves. It doesn't happen over the course of a meeting I don't. Care, how open you are our mentorship program was heightened version of that these young kids were being brought into the White House and they were meeting with the first lady at the time and that was really heady but that's true for any you know relationship with young people it takes them a second to ease into themselves to start opening up because they don't know what they can trust you just because you're. The first lady just because they don't like minded parliament as I don't know these people I don't know if they're serious I don't know if they'll be here. I don't know so. So the consistency of formalized mentorship program, it reinforces to young people that you're serious about your investment in them, and my point would to them always was if you can walk into the White House and look the first lady in. The eye with confidence and share your thoughts and ideas and share some popcorn and laugh. If you know if you can feel your growth getting comfortable in the most powerful house in the land, there's nothing you can't do. There's no place you can't go 'cause you've been to the mountaintop and you've looked power in the eye and and you were part of this mentoring can be that powerful and formal consistent mentoring. Can Change the trajectory of a child's life. We have seen it again and again, and again even if they don't end up in a certain place, it changes the fabric of how they see themselves in the world and my thing is if we could do it in the White House under some challenging times I know that every corporation every bank, every office. You know everybody out there can think of a way to do something formalized like that for the young people in their communities. And I will say one of the thing outside of the formal mentorship program that you that you to did is it when you touched people, it was never the drive by some example when you embroiled Gwen to Indian country and you meet those teenagers who had. Suffered so much the suicide rate in the high school I know is off the charts and what did you do you invited them back to the White House not once but again, then we wouldn't Chicago and and Barack with a group of. Students were High Park High School. In this becoming a man program before they even wasn't my brother's keeper and then he invited them to the White House around Father's Day and I'll never forget one of them gave him a card it said. It was a follow say card they actually they also sign the cart and one of the kids said to him. You know I've never signed a father's Day. Card anybody. And Brock said needed. Well the powerfulness of that moment in those young.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"Make change. So let's talk about the state of things now. Sort of we are because, yes, we are still in the midst of a semi quarantine ish because the world is responding differently that, but we believe in science. So we are still taking the corona virus very seriously but we're also in a time learn. Once again, we are dealing with racial strife, blatant signs of injustice things that people naively thought were all taken care of issues that had gone away in America and around the world and low and behold here they are black men, black people still being killed on the streets black folks poor, folks, Brown folks dying at higher rates from a virus and not much going on. Let's check in how are you feeling as young women women of? Color, I'm angry. I think I'm more angry at the fact that so many people like. Ignore what's going on right I feel this responsibility to no longer stay quiet right like things that bothered me or the fact that people want to ignore because they don't know what to say to just be like this is what it is. I'm a black woman you are going to recognize what is going on and how I'm feeling you don't have to your experience, not my experience and I would like I know that you're going to address it I think for me. It's interesting because this is Kinda like the first time I. Feel like I've been physically in a room with you guys. Since this all happened and you guys this my grandfather who was a black man passed away from covid. As a family we're dealing with that for six weeks, the ups and downs of that whole experience. You Know My GRANDPA was ninety four. He lived a long life and there are hundreds of thousands of people who have family members who passed away who are young. I'm angry too I go through these really interesting moments of like trauma I think and we texted a little bit about this but there's this. Trauma of just being black in America that you're seeing on social media, there's trauma of watching people kill you people who look like you based on how? They look and having a brother who you know God forbid he ever got pulled over is not gonNA have Chil-. He's not going to be somebody who as brother is an either plenty of my friends brothers aren't then also the trauma like watching white people process it. Has Been It. That's sent me over. There've literally been days in the past weeks where I have been watching. Social Media. There was this one clip that was floating around in this really brave young girl. She's a teenager. She was a white girl trying to convince her parents not to be racist like that black people weren't all. Whatever adjective they wanted to come up with. I literally had a panic attack for about fifteen seconds and then has pulled together for a call to get on a call. And so justice idea that like the humanity of people was being discussed or defended or debated that that's a conversation that we don't have that we've never had. So I'm tired I'm exhausted I will just 'cause we'll be vulnerable. I'm probably like Elizabeth wrote about this in her Essay Elizabeth. lizzie killing it in the New Yorker But you know that we probably all have very low great depression. The that is obvious from insecure the TV show, which is brilliant and I think they do a great job addressing not just mental health directly but also this low grade like we're just not happy nobody's happy in our community. And yes I'm exhausted ally and I'm trying to work what has been helpful is. I do feel like our agency right now is doing important work. We employ black people by the grace of God are we've been able to stabilize our business through Kobe? We've been able to pay our workers every paycheck which is really important to be an Ra and we continue to get work in be able to continue to employ people of color. So that feels good. That feels meaningful that fills significant an important that keeps me going why get out of bed but. It's a lot and I think it's a lot to be quarantined and not be able to be in conversation with loved ones. We typically would be in this room right now. Well, that's why this this podcast is important. Yeah. because hopefully, it will give people an opportunity to hear to listen to process to share China I see you write notes over there. I think for me a feeling that I haven't been able to shake is guilt. And it's guilt when it comes to the coronavirus because I feel like I'm now at a place where I'm a few steps removed from my old hood and I know that there are people in that neighborhood who may not bounce back I have the opportunity to bounce back from and feel guilty because of that because I'm not in that same position anymore. There's a guilt that comes with. The you know the the protest and seeing you know these black folks being abused and killed by police officers because. I'm trying I'm trying to process why. When I initially saw these videos of the Sandra Bland's Fil. Why I didn't feel the same anger and hurt you know when I first saw them that I'm feeling now and I think a lot of that has to do with the pandemic in the mere fact that I am forced to sit in it and sit with it whereas before it was business as usual. You saw it you're like damn another one and then you kept going. But right now since everything is at a standstill, you know I'm processing these things a little bit more in depth than I ever have before and there's a guilty feeling there. There's a guilty feeling of. Feeling as if I've failed Gen Z. Because I wasn't out there protesting and making sure the stuff was corrected prior to them being involved Emam you and I had this conversation. Of just the mere fact that the world was a little different back then we thought we were headed in the right direction. Things felt a little better. So my my activism back then was being part of your husband's campaign getting him in the White House and making sure he was elected you know but. I just feel very guilty. What do we do as black women.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"Episode of the Michelle. Obama podcast is brought to you by tied for families affected by hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. Axis soclean laundry can go a long way after Hurricane Katrina in two thousand five time created a mobile laundry to provide those in need with washed, dried and folded laundry. For One Community member affected by the Nashville Tornado early this year the service offered hope and optimism adding clean clothes I feel like as a sense of our normal day-to-day because when a family's life is turned upside down fresh laundry can provide normalcy as they get back on their feet. Thailand's our hope doesn't just clean clothes. A provides hope to the people that is helping in a service that they may otherwise be what a have. Tied is committed to support his communities whenever relief is needed to learn more head to tide dot com. We're at the end of our parenting careers well, no, I am because. Old Dad. Craig. Is the president in. C.. Chairman of the old DADS club. Charter, member charter member. But you at least have experienced that point on parenting that I'm at where kids are. Well, we were supposed to be empty nesters. But. How does it feel Craig Seeing, Adrian? Leslie. You're older adults you know to see them at the end of that cycle with all the hard work that we talked about all the love all the the teaching and the caring to see them then. Enter. Into the world because every is a grown man will now now that I can sort of look back on what it's like to raise adult kids kids who have become adults I realize what mom used to always say to us about. I'm just GonNa give you all I can up and then at a certain point you guys are on your own and to to have two that are on their own and able to take care of themselves. They both are are capable and and there are good people in good relationships. There's a sense you know Kelly I talk about this all the time. There's a sense of satisfaction that we've got those two going and it really makes us feel good about the little to for us. There was that just that emotion when it's like the actual goodbye I mean the process getting them ready and dropping them off. College was the next natural. They, they had outgrown everything else about their lives and they were ready to go and you know that and that felt good if but there is that La- that actual when you leave them, drop them somewhere and you leave your loss and you pull off. With Maleeha you know we we held it together. You know sort of. We have broken two different ways of dealing with that and. I just had a list of things to do I was unpacking the room we're making the bed were cleaning were getting the dorm room ready we had things we were you know I was occupied and Barack was he was all out of it because he really didn't have a job you know. So we had we had to give him a like a make job like, hey, why don't you try to put this lamp together like the lamp was already put together you know it really does needed to be screwed and. Yeah and he he was thinking. Yes. This assignment and then he realized this is just make work. He completed assignment and like five minutes and then he was like you know okay. Now what. But we took me to to lunch and then we were leaving 'cause you know with all that we brought to college campus having us stay longer was not going to be helpful. So we were pretty much in and out in fact they let her move in a day early too so that you know are commotion wouldn't be in the midst of everyone else moving in that moment when she left the restaurant and we got in our car to go the airport, we tried to hold it in and then I heard Barack over the side just to. You know that SORTA. Yeah you know and and Alan his agent passed a handkerchief back to a music. Thanks man. and we both just you know that we both shed some tears just him but me because they were just something about the actual leaving her even though she had been asleep away camp and she traveled and she they're just something about that. Baby is now like she's gone little did we know they'd be back so soon? given the pandemic and then we were better with Sasha. But still right at that same moment when we are departing and all of us are leaving and she is staying, there is a little choke up that while this is this is a real milestone in their lives. Being a parent. Has taught me so much about myself. I'd I think that? So much of who I am is not just about the parenting you gave me but the experience of trying to pass on these things to my daughters who are these two very individual people and learning about me through them. That has been one of the most important over any kind of job any kind of education. Any kind of degree that I ever had being a parent has been the biggest growth point for me. Being a parent is such A. Pleasant surprise it's been such a pleasant surprise because there is something. That Dad wasn't alive to see any of our kids. But there is something about each and every one of them that reminds me of Dad Somehow. And that's just the culture that we've sort of built that he started. Well I think I want you know particularly because I know we have a diverse audience in as we're in the midst of these protests black lives matter. You know this is the frustrating thing for. Mo- for black people. Because what we know is our truth, which is we are the norm. We are family is what black families are. Black neighborhoods want to interrupt you but no, if you remember generations before. We bought into the propaganda they were teaching us about ourselves You know what they said about us, a lot of people believe that. Even us and reacted in in that way. So we are getting to the point now where. We know who we are. We know recapable love and all that stuff that you were pitching. Is True. But what do you make of what's going on? You know where we are as a country, you know how these young people are out in the streets protesting. The whole issue of police brutality because we've we've talked about these kind of issues growing up the time that Craig you about ten had your new ten speed bike that mom and dad bought you, I. Re I still see vividly as yellow. Tint speed it was Goldblatt, S- from Goldblatt right but you were riding down the street and you got stopped by the police and they accuse you of ceiling your own Bike Ryan. They would not believe you to the point where you were like, take.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"This episode of the Michelle Obama Podcast is brought to you by tide. A load of laundry can go a long way. That's why tight has been providing families in need with clean clothes since two thousand five, their mobile laundromat travels to areas that have been impacted by natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. One Community member affected by the Nashville Tornado earlier this year describes the positive impact that tied loads of hope has made for her my was gone. We haven't been able to laundry and just to have this as a service, it takes off another thing. On our list that we have to worry about it might seem like a simple chore but for Families Whose Lives have turned upside down fresh laundry can provide a sense of hope in normal sees they get back on their feet swing Kuala smelling good and fresh kind of gives you a renewed spirit and most recently tied loads of hope provided free laundry services for frontline responders affected by cove nineteen with over one hundred, fifty, thousand family serving counting tide is continuing the quest to bring hope more families in need to learn more head to tie dot com. How many men do you think could deal with the severest form of cramps which literally feels like a knife being stabbed and turn. And then released and then turned and then released. And you gotta do that and you gotta get up and keep going. To work, go to school, go to school you know go play on a basketball court every woman who's playing a sport now is doing it through all those circumstances and I. Don't know any men who could possibly conceive of what that feels like. If. We can acknowledge what's going on with us. We can't fully celebrate just how amazing we are. We got a hold channel dedicated to men throwing a ball and hoop. and. I Love Sports. I love watching men play Sports I. Get it, but there should be. Some birthing channels were. Just some. Did you see what she did? Did you see that little woman push a ten pound baby out let's give her aware. It's her espy or there should be an award ceremony. When you think of all that a woman's body has to do over the course of her lifetime going from being prepared to give birth to actually giving birth, and then having that whole reproductive system shutdown and menopause right the changes, the highs and lows in the hormonal shifts. Power in that, but we were taught to be ashamed of it and to not even seek to understand it or explored for our own edification. Let alone to help the next generation. And then after you go from that after you've given birth, then your children become your priority. So still there's still this point at which. He can say or when is it my turn and this is I think the good news about menopause. Is that. Even the getting there is complicated and you know it may be the first time in a lot of women's lives when you're not tied down by the other things or. They're just part of day to day life the notion of to present yourself. To someone other than your truly authentic self. kind of fades away you know. You just get to say you know this is this a you know I have changed and tried to adapt and I've been accommodating accommodated my husband accommodated society of accommodation my children. Now I'm done who? When I turn sixty I said to myself. You know I'm going to give myself this gift and the gift is I'm going to say, yes to everything I wanna say, yes to and no to everything I? Don't and I don't think I've ever in my life giving myself permission to and let's stop there so that the men that could be listening to this here this because they start doing that when they're twenty. They adopt their that philosophy mudge earlier in their lives men it takes us until we're fifty or sixty right to feel free enough physically and emotionally to be able to say I'm going to think about what I want and say, yes and no to the things that that bring me joy or turn me off. Right it takes us a lifetime to get there it does. And some people unfortunately never give it there. You know we are. Accommodating because that is how that is what is required of us to get you know you say you know sex for a woman, you have to have another person into your body. Another person pregnancy means you've got to share your body with another human being for nine months, and that is a level of accommodation that you realize that that's why we're always second because there's always like I've gotta keep this here. I've gotTA. Keep. This then you get this baby. I'M GONNA keep this baby alive because it's a lot harder than it looks. But you know I I look at it now, and I think about it said First Time that we're not having to accommodate other people and I think that's a beautiful thing and I. think that's how women should really look at menopause. Don't think it think of it as the end of things it's the beginning of things as the beginning of your new chapter or as I like to call we're entering? Our third trimester. Of Life. One, of the things we've talked about. I'm finding as I get older. Not, just dealing with pause but dealing with. What what does health mean for a woman of our age? Right so you know there's that right but then I think backwards and I think what's what is what is being healthy mean for women period and we've always talked about how there's so many conflicting messages out there about weight about. Mostly about weight right first of all, because it seems to be that that's the only thing from a PR standpoint that people tend to care about. But we don't sort of have a real clear baseline for what health means for a woman women's value goes up with how little space you take up. You know. So the smaller you can make yourself the the higher perceived socioeconomic group that you're in whatever it's all about being thin but you're right being thin and being healthy are two completely different things. I'm going to focus more on function then form. You know. So what you look like and how much you weigh is less of an issue particularly as you get older because the question is, what can you do? What's your function Levin White, and also we come with different skeletal structures you I am five eleven and I have hips and thighs and I can look over my family and I can see that's genetically who I'm supposed to be. We spent a Lotta time being unhappy with our in our physical selves. My breasts are too small to me. This is to what that would look better if I had on and on do you know a woman who's happy.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"Years ago? Bet On yourself. trust. Your Gut. and. Don't be scared to reach out and ask for help I'll slide in somebody's DM with intent right to learn from them there. That's probably the greatest thing I and No one is going to root for you like yourself. So like root for yourself know that there are other people out there. That are just like you that have had the same hardships and failures and triumphs and. Just keep betting on yourself and trust your gut if I didn't trust my I would have never worked with Michelle. Obama. If I didn't say I'm dropping out of college and I WANNA do hair this would have never been just like you said I'm not anything special. I'm not I didn't come from money. I didn't I I'm my mother was a waitress. My father has his own company like I'm average middle-class child of immigrants but look at where my life has taken me in. It's because I listened to that little voice inside of me. That's like. Grow you do hair were let's start that sentence. You are everything special because you are the product of immigrants because you are smart black young woman because you are. That's the example of retelling that story it's like starting out with that is that's what makes you special. I would say do things practice doing things that make you uncomfortable? and I would also say, don't be afraid to bring your personal into professional in your professional into the personal I find that like. With the people in my life who are younger than me who I mentor I'm so curious and interested in like their life life like. Who they follow, what they watch on TV what their perception of the world is I think that's where there's like this mutual teaching that happens where how they live really informs my understanding of the world. Be Open. To doing things that are uncomfortable. And Yeah, just just bring your full self even as even as it evolves in is in a incomplete nature to all of your relationships. I think. For. Me I want young folks to know. That hard work is truly valued especially, minorities We are given free passes so to always put in the work because it can and will pay off in the end, you shouldn't be out there looking for the free ride or the free past if you put it in the work and doing your due diligence something else that's key is exposure making sure that when you had the opportunity to gain exposure, you are if that surrounding yourself with different people that's making sure you go to a out of state college or anything like that. If that's traveling exposure is key because it opens your mind up to so much more than what's just within your three block radius of neighborhood. O did sound advice no wonder. You're. Make me. Proud.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"But I mean. But that's the other thing. It's like that wasn't your job. You know I mean. So while we teach you about being lenient I mean the point is, is that having being able to be that grandma for them in that environment where somebody was always there advocate and sneaking them a little extra candy and letting them stay up. You did that as you always said because you knew that I was being the disciplinarian I think the girls did really well with what they had to deal with. You know they ended up being. They would all secret service and all they pretty much just went about their. Schoolwork as just a normal child know even though the secret service were standing outside their door. Yes I just walked by him and go on and I really think it's a real testament to all three of you. You Mom me brock that they ended up being so well adjusted behind all of that because I, it's you know we we got a taste of it from far right but I can't even imagine being there all the time because it was stressful for us to come visit. So I I just don't know what it would be like to raise children. In that sort of official nece and pomp and circumstance, and so I think you guys have done a wonderful job because both me and Sasha have turned out to be wonderful young ladies and very well adjusted giving given what they. What they had to deal with right at a very important developmental point in their lives. I always tried to make sure that I wasn't pouting. In front of the kids when I wasn't there because they didn't they loved him but was like, well, he travels he's not here right now this is what he does. If I had made a big deal out of it and said, Oh my God your Dad's not here again he's missing this or oh I just wish and i. then that's the signal to them. Well, this isn't normal thin I should be upset about this dad's late again, you know But. I've found that especially in the White House when there was a demand, it's like we we worked even as BR brought being the president of the United States, he worked his schedule around their schedule. They weren't waiting until nine o'clock at night to eat because dad was running late. They didn't. They didn't. They never could not go somewhere or do something because of debt. and. I never wanted them to resent the presidency or rent what their dad did and I always thought. Well, they would if their lives were put on hold. For things that he had to do. So they adapt it to him. Being gone him traveling around the country they adapted to me being campaigning.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"This episode of the Michelle. Obama podcast is brought to you by tide a load of laundry. Go a long way. That's why tied has been providing families in need with clean clothes since two thousand five, their mobile laundromat travels to areas that have been impacted by natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. One Community member affected by the Nashville. Tornado. This year describes the positive impact that tied loads of hope has made for her Marouf was gone. We haven't been able to do laundry and just to have this as a service, it takes off another thing. On our list that we have to worry about, it might seem like a simple chore but for Families Whose Lives turned upside down fresh laundry can provide a sense of hope in normalcy they get back on their feet plainclothes smelling good and fresh kind of gives you a new spirit and most recently tied hope provided free laundry services for frontline responders effect by couvert one, thousand, nine, hundred with over one hundred, fifty, thousand families served in counting tide is continuing the quest to bring hope to more families in need to learn more head to tied dot com. Well everybody knows I love my big brother and you're one of my favorite people in the whole wide world. You're my first hero, but it's not like you're not a pain in the butt sometimes for. Going to college with your big brother who is a star athlete. Entering Princeton and trying to Create my own space and having this big looming shadow of a brother over me. That was kind of. A. Pain. Yeah, it's tough. It was tough. You're really paying me back now because now I can't walk down the street without people way. Are you Michelle's brother like eleven. Can I take a picture? Payback. Payback..
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"More than anything I wanted to be able to watch soldiery. You Right. We had all these cultural experiences that we shared that help shaped our view of the world but they were also limitations right because you think of you have seven channels and a handful of TV shows that everybody's watching and so what is the that that meant that every depiction of blackness came from three shows right it was you either the Evans family on good times living in cabrini-green with Dino my right. and. Good time. We lucky to have the right or you George Jefferson Nino moving on up you know and you were Julia or you which I love Julia Julia just seemed to be like a calm. She was beautiful and smart independent and wise. But all of those shows and all those characters meant so much because it would be the only depiction I remember my father being so upset, he hated good times because he hated Jay Jay Walker as the only characterization of black people. He felt like that he was too much of a character. We love that show it's a wonderful show, but that's how important. And that's how impactful TV images were on the culture and particularly for.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"We are raised to especially in black families as everybody. Here's black. To, take the safe route, go college, get your education, get your degree, get a job with good benefits. But what was it in you guys? Do you think that led you to get off those traditional paths and make a decision to do something a little more risky? What gave you the courage? I think I've always had that in me in some way. I was always fine kind of closing my eyes and jumping in the deepen was never like asked thoughtful or meditative as maybe it should have been I think even if we just look at like the past ten to eleven years, I know that we've talked a lot about failure and so I think. Even though I've had the bravery in me. I think being more more comfortable with the idea of failure and being less terrified of that concept that that has helped. Me Be a little more mindful in my risk taking more present in my risk-taking. I think that's helped me be like more successful in my risk-taking too. Well I. Know I talk a lot about. Not Being. Afraid to fail, and that's one of the things when I talked to young people because that is the thing we sort of breed into kids. It's like you know you gotta get straight as you. There's a certain way to do everything analog parents tried to shield their kids from failure because as a parent, you don't want to see your kids go through that kind of pain but failure is something that you do kind of have to get adjusted to because it's a natural part of life. You don't do anything successful without a little stumble along way in. So many people are trying to avoid the stumble at all ever that they never take the chance and then. They miss out on some really interesting opportunities. We've had conversations about this isolated world that we all live in. We think that we have to go through everything independently and I think for me especially within the last five to ten years everything that I do even if it's a risk I, know that I have a tribe in the community behind me right. So it's like even if I fail there is somebody in my in my like communal orbit that will be like you and I do think that like watching you with your friend the way you guys communicate the way you guys link up like I often tell people when I'm with my friends outside of the White House. World. And they're talking about their twenties. When they were all clubs and like having a ball. We were at Camp David and I'm sitting around the dinner table with you and your friends talking about childbirth in college tuition, and all of these things checking my phone like somebody text me. You know after eight years of that. Was You know I do think that I came into my thirties with a lot of wisdom. With a lot. More insight than I think I would have had on who I want to be in the world in how I want to show up, and even though I'm still practicing that and they're still failures along the way I do feel very supported by you your friends, the family that we've all created with each other out here because I don't know there's something about the way I grew up in La or my school where I just mistakes like gave me anxiety I even remember like probably the first six months at the White House now, to be fair, I was like twenty four didn't talk to you. was offered a job at the white. House I was cocktail waitressing in La. So obviously, my answer to the question was, yes I will take a job in the White House and. I walked in and they offered me the job to be your assistant and I was like, have you guys asked her because she? Never, like yes, we've astor do you WANNA think about it I was like, does it come with any more money like one hundred dollars and I remember Mel was like we can maybe work something out I was like all take it but I remember like coming into your family to me you were this woman who was on TV right? So I wasn't on the campaign didn't have these connection points with you and I was twenty four point. Twenty. Five running your life. Yeah and you definitely walked around the house the entire time with that. Look on your face like I'm going to be fired at any moment terror and my husband used to say when every see Kristen he's like, what are you doing her? She looks terrified. She looks terrified I'm worried. The whole time you were in your head I was. So in my head Guardian like January head there was a lot in my head. Working at out all, it was all of your. Poker. Face. You.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"Tie Everybody I. AM Michelle. Obama. And this is the Michelle Obama podcast. On this episode we are revisiting the mentor relationship but this time we're looking at it from the other side. On a recent episode I spoke with my Dear Friend and mentor Valerie Jarrett about how the best mentorship experiences grow and evolve over time and in this episode I WanNa talk with some people who have been important in my life. So, I WANNA welcome three very special young women, China and Kristen, and you name to our podcast today. These three all started out working with me in various capacities in the White House. And they've all stayed in my life for years. Each of them has grown and matured and. ME At every turn. while. I've known them since they were babies today I, count them as true friends and I know that I've learned as much or more from them as they have for me. So, in this episode I just wanted to talk about her relationships and also what's been going on in the world and what it's like to be black women in this moment in history. So why don't you all start by introducing yourselves? I'm Kristin Jones and I think I might you back in like two thousand nine when I was an intern in the first white? House class which was pretty cool and then I came back and Started as your research associate in the East Wing, and then spent like seven and a half years like as your assistant and kind of do a lot of everything. Hey so I'm trying to Clinton originally from Miami Florida always gotTa Rip Floor Way. I was actually an intern in the White House during fall two, thousand, ten and from there I went on to do something called at the. Following my internship and then I got a call from the first lady's Office to become her body person or trip director in Twenty fifteen. And I've been with her ever since My name is John Damn to I'm your hair stylist I got into the Obama world's in two thousand and nine. But yeah, I've been a part of your life ever since started off with your daughters primarily in your mom and then kind of made my way up the ranks and and and I'm now with you but you're not just with me when you're. Not doing my hair, you're also a little baby baller yourself. I am also have the lawn that I opened in two, thousand seventeen and in two thousand Nineteen I launched my business coaching program for hairstylist. So when I'm not with you, I'm always finding something else to do always always and you were how old when you came onto ninety one I had just turned twenty one I think a few months prior. and I was scared I didn't WanNA come at first. Yeah. Won't you talk a little bit about that? So when I got opportunity to move to DC to work with you all. My Child of Immigrants My dad was not having it. He was like, Oh, you're going to drop out of college will you can't brush over that? You are the Child of Immigrants Yes 'cause that that says a lot right there. So I'm first generation. Ethiopian. American and. My parents came to this country obviously to provide a better life for us and so traditionally when they when anyone thinks of success and when they measure success to be, it's like you're going to be a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer me saying that I wanted to drop out of college to do hair. It just wasn't accepted. It was just like you're going to do what? No know. That's just that's not accepted an even once I relocated and I took the position and I moved to DC I remember my dad didn't talk to me for three months and it was my mom kind of like smoothing it over to be like look she's taking care of herself financially like she's. Okay. She's fine and there was opportunity to come work for the first family the first black family in the United States. It was like how was I going to turn this down because there was this path that my parents created for me and I and I understood that what they understood to be success was very limited right by American culture by African culture. So for me, it was just of like I'm just going to be good at it and I'm GonNa show you like I could still make something of myself. If I don't go work in an office you know each of you you know pretty much all of your roles are the pads you take in or very unconventional. Kristen. You were coming out of college you worked for teach for America, your parents black to So the notion that you were going to intern. In an unpaid internship because let's just. Clear. Starting out in the White House is for free. So what did it take to convince your family's or what was it in you that made you decide to take this leap my mom actually was the one who pressured me into applying for the internship. She was really relentless about it. I mean. She just got you guys know those emails that around to like black people where there's like literally like fifty thousand emails on it and it was like for scholarships and. That's how we found out about the White House internship and so I applied. In came and my parents were pretty supportive. And I think the biggest stretch for them has really been post White House. So in many ways, your mom was thinking, okay. You know might baby girl is going to be working with the President President Obama First Lady She's GonNa be. Judge. Breyer, this is going to be an, Oh, you took a turn right and I'm like I want to try to build something all the way from the ground up she's like. That's Leave. The White House and you get a huge salary and you stay beer but I have to say like it was my time at the White House my time with you are time travelling the world really made me want to build something of my own in China. What about you? You don't come from wealth and privilege. Yeah Yeah. So we I applied to the White House internship get accepted. Did advance for a few years and at that point of Disney mushroom left right because sars-like side left doing advance in twenty thirteen and began working at Disney for about two years and then this you know once in a lifetime opportunity came about to be Mrs Obama's body. person. I was hesitant because I'm someone who really believes instability. So in my mind I'm like, why would I take that leap and potentially be out of a job in the next two years versus thing at Disney and climbing the corporate ladder? So. My mom explained that you know this is the opportunity of a lifetime and she was right. For Mom I know I, always think her. Three.
"obama" Discussed on The Michelle Obama Podcast
"Episode of the Michelle Obama Podcast is brought to you by tide when we don't know what the future holds simple things like access to laundry can be a huge comfort in with the tide. Loads of hope program you can help provide clean close to those in need by simply scaling. Your receipts for tied and other P. and G. purchases. You'll help supply detergent to communities affected by natural disasters and other crises to learn. More about how you can help had to PG good everyday dot com slash tied there's PG DOT com slash time. Hi I'm Michelle Obama and this is the Michelle Obama podcast and in this episode. We're going to be talking about friendship will. Hey y'all hey girl. Hey for this conversation. I thought it might make sense to bring in some of my closest girlfriends off Ms. Turn my phone over there. Try making grazing. You'll probably recognize one of them and that's Sharon Malone who? I'm so glad to have back on the PODCAST. We are also joined by our good friends. Danielle Pemberton heard and Kelly Dibble. Hi I'm Danielle Haim Kelly. Hello this is Sharon now. These three have all got great careers in medicine business and public affairs and I met each of them at various points of my life. We got into all that during the episode so I won't spoil it here as it always does when we're together. The conversation ends up in a number of different places. It's a pretty good window into what I love about. My girlfriend's we can reminisce. We can talk and laugh with each other at each other stories but most of all we can talk about the important stuff. What's going on in the world in our families? Whatever we're thinking about really we're just there for each other when it counts for laugh for a hug for whatever we need now. The four of US recorded this conversation. Not long after the police killing of George Floyd and so all those feelings grief anger outrage. Were top of mind. We're in the midst of not only a pandemic but you know we have just We just witnessed a murder of black man in public and I know that we talk about race is a group of friends all the time. There's a level pain and frustration. You know just fatigue with being black in America. How are you all thinking about these things? We were sure. And now we're talking about this on the way over about we just which is a murder by suffocation and black people you okay. I am doing what you're doing. Great and Oh by the way continue working and Y- can you now drop of diversity inclusion and it's just real you kind of get tired of being the fixer? You know everyone looks to you. I mean you can relate to that. Everyone looks to you in the Party to fix it. What what is Michelle doing? What is she saying? What is she going to do? Can she fix it and bring people together and people are looking to us in our respective roles? Do the same thing and you're just tired. You trying to you know maintain your sense of self. You're trying to hold up your family. You've got kids that are frankly traumatized because Ellie said they've watched on live television. Someone suffocates on one with their hand in their pocket looking at a camera and knowing in their heart that nothing's going to happen to them and that's a very scary thing for these kids to process and you're trying to be there for them but also be there for the young people that you work with the people you lead a lot of people look to us has now senior people in our lives. Not just mothers but as mentors and everybody like it feels like everybody lays this at sort of the feet of rector of of black women you know. It's like make us feel better. Help US understand. You know it's almost as if you know these concerns that we have and knowing what goes on in the community with young black men young black women for that matter. We've all known it and you feel it and we process it when we send our children out there in the world but then there's been this people don't you you know they think. Oh you're just being overly sensitive or you know. It's not really like that. That was nervous. And when you say people you mean. White Peop- I do. Her white friends are white wealthy. You know I I do because you don't experience this in their lives and even when you see it there still asterisk while it wasn't really what you saw. Don't believe don't believe your line is you know at. That's kind of the story of black America being gas slits for forever just simply because no no no. That didn't happen that way. He was resisting she was they imperfect and therefore they deserve what happened to them or somehow diminishes the horror of what happened to them. Well and the other thing too. Is this you working in a corporate setting and where everyone's well educated and they think well. This is something that doesn't happen within our purview. I mentioned call that I had last week with my legal group about incident in Central Park. Where a woman who was walking your dog dog was out on a leash. She was a University of Chicago booth graduate. So smart woman felt threatened by a black man. Who said look this the burn a who was a Harvard Grad? And he was a bird winter. So you're you're talking about two people who are both very well educated. This is not an issue around ignorance. Prejudice is just limited to the ignorant. These are too well educated people but her perception of him was a black man who was attacking. Her achy knew that she could call the police knowing that anything can happen afterwards right but she was willing to bring that on because he says something to her about weaponized shows she that she knew that she could do it. And so there's almost we're going back to. I don't know I mean you can look at Mattel knowing that you since you call foul right with a black man introduced the police. Anything can happen even the worse but it was just as dramatic seeing murder but the fact that she knew that she could bring harm to.