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Fresh "philly" from Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
"Close to 80 inland. Warmer Wednesday into the weekend we lead local from the KO Phi 24 hour news room on Michael Closure, leaving South Philly headed toward Hawthorne. Westbound 105 past Vermont car spun out Hit the center divider not facing the wrong way in the carpool lane. Watch little Spectators slumming here. Lawndale North down four or five before Redondo Beach Boulevard, trying upright, a jackknifed big rig in the three right lanes. Definitely gonna see some Spectators slowing as you come to the area. And then in Long Beach, North bound 7 10 just before the four or five years seven SUV that spun out hit the center divider in bounce back into the left lane. KF eye in the sky helps get you there faster. I'm wrong in Duggan need a good laugh. And stop everything and check out the funniest new podcast of the year I'm talking about. This is important. The podcast featuring the comic geniuses from the hit TV show workaholics here. Adam Devine..
Episode 29; Classic Conversations, topic is College Football - burst 01
"Sanity get off mardi grass walkom to the old me as podcast. Yeah we got a great one for you today. I'm on this kick with classic so the current series of classics. This segment is going to be on football. Which is apropos to something. That occurred the night before this recordings being made last night. Was the college football national championship game in. It was spectacular. And you've heard me talk about college football before you know how much i admire. Love college football. I've got a few friends and we have one today's guest who share my affinity for college football with us. Today is one coach. Butch democrats butch how are you. I'm good how are you rock. I'm doing great. I'm doing great my my listeners. May or while you're kind of famous in the world. I live in but some of my listeners. May not be familiar with with you. Can you tell us a little background. Specifically to football What brought you to football your earliest memories of football and where you're at now. Gosh well. I guess we'll just start back. Started playing in third grade Actually grew up in a small town. Just outside of allentown pennsylvania. It was about an hour north philly
Fresh update on "philly" discussed on WBBM Evening News
"Than Bill writer your bench, Carson Wentz, you bring in jail and hurts. He's under the tutelage of the same guy that ruin Carson went so badly. But over the weekend, there was a report that Wentz and Peterson's relationship is fractured beyond repair, which, by the way, that report shouldn't be coming out head into that game. That's also in Carson Wentz. What a disaster right over here. Who's the blame in Philly is like trying to figure out which Kardashian was the problem. Maybe it's all of them Righter than you. Weekday mornings 10, Eastern seven, Pacific on CBS Sports Radio. This is Charlie. This is Dixie and restarting broadcast. Super jobs. Super fun. It's Charlie and Dixie. Two chicks. We're going to be talking about T friendships..
Philadelphia restaurants reopen dining rooms Saturday at 25% capacity
"The start of easing indoor dining restrictions in Philadelphia. Just a little restaurants now allowed to go to 25% capacity with a four person table limit and mask requirements unless you're eating and drinking. It's been nearly two months since we've been able to eat inside in Philly, and a lot of restaurants are looking forward to this restriction being lifted. Other than take out. They've been relying on outdoor dining, and in January, Of course, that can be difficult. Many restaurant owners say that 25% limit is not enough to make up the money They've lost. Mark Rekha is the owner of Flannel on East passing young and he tells NBC 10. You can only have 15 seats inside. Her the restrictions, so he's still banking on outdoor dining out of my regulars will probably still eat outside, as the first choice is sitting inside until they feel safe again. Also allowing limited indoor attendance believe theaters, no food or drink will be served or allowed.
Fresh "philly" from KYW 24 Hour News
"With your most accurate forecast count on it. Right now we have a partly cloudy sky 37 degrees here in center City at 11 04 over this long holiday weekend 12 Philadelphia, Teenagers were shot, including a 17 year old boy shot and killed this evening at 21st and gaffers and streets. That's 10 blocks from where a brewery town Temple grad was killed last week of 13 year old boy was shot and wounded this evening in West Philly. What W crime and justice reporter Christian Joe Hansen has Maura on the carnage. On Friday afternoon, four teens ages 14 15 and two who were 16 were shot several times throughout different parts of their bodies. One was a 16 year old who was shot in the chest. It happened, attend and Rustam Streets and Logan the next day in nearby Hogan. Salon Price Street, a 17 year olds, an 18 year old were shot. And in West Philly to other shootings at 38th in Fairmount were an 18 year old was shot in the leg and then 40th in Cambridge, where 15 year old boy was gunned down shot in the face. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. And now detectives are looking for video and they've made no arrests. No one has been arrested in that case, but we are expected to learn Maura Homicide briefing set for Tuesday morning. Authorities are asking some residents near the Poconos to shelter in place this evening. Officials say Shots were fired at multiple stores in that area, including a dollar general. They say there are at least four shooting victims.
Court rules blocks Seattle's efforts to create supervised heroin injection sites
"Injection site for heroin users in Seattle suffers a setback because of an appeals court ruling in Philly King County Public Health greenlighted supervised injection sites three years ago, but an effort to find a fixed location like the ones of British Columbia failed. An effort to create mobile sites. Stalled plan now is not Tonto. Build standalone facilities instead, go with the drug users already go for help, like the Aurora Commons and let injections happen there under the supervision of a nurse. But Wednesday, the third Circuit Court of Appeals denied a Philadelphia nonprofits push to open up a fixed site. Thereby Seattle's plans are up in the air again. This is another wrinkle that we're gonna have to deal with the Justice Department, agreeing with the court's ruling injection sites violate the Federal Controlled Substances Act. That prohibits any person from knowingly and intentionally maintaining a place for the purpose of illegal drug use. The acting attorney general, saying injection sites are not the solution. But the court didn't go that far, saying Congress needs to change the federal drug laws for the sights to be legal. Seattle's city attorney responding as city struggled to respond to overdoses wrought by the opioid epidemic. The ruling is a disappointing one. But soon we'll have a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress, which could breathe new life into legalizing these sites. It violates federal law that was U. S attorney for Western Washington and Trump nominee Brian Moran two years ago, telling me he would stop any site in Seattle from opening Almost Matt
Fresh update on "philly" discussed on SportsRadio 94WIP Nights and Weekends
"Now, and it depends on who you believe There are a lot of good people that cover the Eagles, one of which we're gonna have with us tonight, John McCone from aside Philly voice and extending the pod standing on a plate podcast is gonna hop aboard. Live D go beat. Guys are leaning toward the information is telling him Jazz, McDaniels has an excellent chance to be the next head coach of the Eagles. If you listed 100 guys who could potentially take over his the Eagle's head coach McDaniels would be 1 10 for me. They can't actually make A worse choice. Then Josh McDaniels as the next head coach, at least in my opinion. The guy is proved One thing in his tire NFL coaching career Beat is a head coach or a coordinator. He can run an offense as long as he's got Tom Brady If he doesn't Then all bets are off. I know, by the way. That Tom Brady was in most of the time his prime when Josh McDaniels had him They're not getting a Tom Brady and if you Tom Brady and his prime, where even old man Tom Brady, who's going to another championship game this upcoming weekend? Eagle's gonna have none of those guys quarterbacking their team this upcoming year, which means Josh McDaniels, head coach of the Eagles made your problems major issues. So we go to any of the sports team. I guess it'll be more eagles than anything else. Fly Guy game is officially over 6 to 1 a loser to the saviors. Tonight, I will take your sick sick calls, and the Phillies have themselves a closer Now, can they get the guy to catch his closing pitches? We'll talk about Jakey Realmuto at some point over the next three plus hours, got a lot of time to chat you up in the phones or open a media at the men to 21559 to 94 94. It's a Monday night. Hang with Mac man right here on 94. W I pay That that's the sound.
Farabee has 4-point game, Philadelphia Flyers beat Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3
"CBS News Time 5 45 and Coming up on KCBS A special CBS News report on today's impeachment of President Trump and KCBS and Chronicle insider filled the tear. The problem with one East Bay Community College District Security plan. Right now. We're checking in on the Bay Area. Chevy dealers Sports desk. Kevin the rant. Hockey is underway. Yeah, we have our first final flyers over the Penguins 63 Philly with three goals in the third to snap a 33 tie in the wind first of five games on the NHL schedule. The Sharks Open up at Phoenix tomorrow night. Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns of the MBA played the Washington Wiz Monday night. Multiple players on the Wiz roster tested positive for covert 19. The Suns game tonight against Atlanta was postponed as well as the game Friday night against the Warriors in Phoenix. The sons don't have the required eight players available The war years at Denver tomorrow night, Eric Pascoe, by the way, had a false positive and he is with the Warriors on that road trip and available the big story in the MBA today. The Rockets, of course. Trade James Harden to the Nets in a multi player, multi draft pick deal. Here are the main points once again. Four way trade involving Houston, Cleveland, Brooklyn, Indiana, hardened to the Nets. The Rockets get back four first round draft picks, plus two players. Ah, third player in the deal from the Nets, Caress Laverty. Was traded from Houston to Indiana for Victor Oladipo and the 40 Niners defensive coordinator Robert Sala, interviewed for the Jets job for a second time and then traveled to Philadelphia to speak with the Eagles at the Sports Desk. Kevin Radic KCBS case CBS sports that's sponsored by the Bay Area. Chevy Dealers visit Barry a. Chevrolet dealers dot com. When
How can I increase my conversion rate?
"Has heard that increasing your conversion rates which is the percentage of people who see your offer by it is more important than finding new customers. But how do you do it. This is a good time for a reminder. There are only three ways to make more money from your business. Starting a side small business. Whatever it is you only got three ways to make money from it. You can first of all acquire more customers so you've got a few customers you like. Where can i find more. That's how most people tend to think number two. You can sell more to existing customers so you can either raise your price or sell more products provide more services etcetera wore number three. You can increase the conversion rate again. A number of people the percentage of people who see your offering by it so in the long run. You'd like to do all three of these but most inexperienced business owners inside us lawyers focus mostly on the first one about is working on getting new customers but conversion is extremely important. We're gonna talk about in this listener question today. But here's a quick example if you have one hundred people who see your offer and one of them. One hundred one hundred people coming to your website every day. Let's say one of them signs upper purchases. That's a one percent conversion rate which in some industries is not bad. You could focus on finding two hundred people to see your offer or you can work on trying to increase that conversion rate perhaps to two percent or higher. And of course if you could do that well. The same number of people are coming to your sites or otherwise seeing your offer. But you're converting twice as many or whatever. The number is so conversion rate is very very important. What are some ways we can actually or improve it. Let's talk about it after this quick message from our sponsor. Thank you sponsor whether you're looking to add stable cash flow. From dividends or prefer long-term growth through appreciation fund rise makes investing in private real estate as easy as investing in stocks bonds or mutual funds. Got an easy to use website. You can track your portfolio's performance and watches. Properties across the country are acquired and improved. I am personally a fund rise investor. I've been using their service for more than a year now and not required to do that at all as any part of our partnership or sponsorship. Here i really enjoyed it. I thought it's a really interesting model. Especially if you're looking to create diversified portfolio and invest in real estate without. You know being a landlord. I encourage you to check it out. See for yourself. How one hundred thirty thousand. Investors have built a better portfolio with real estate. It takes just a few minutes to get started. Go to fundraise dot com slash side-hustle today that's r. Dot com slash site us up rise dot com slash site. Us all chris just listening to the show since last year. I've heard you say that increasing your conversion rate is more important than finding new customers. That makes sense. But how do we do. What are some ways of the small businesses. Have been muscled through here. You i've heard about ab testing for example. But it sounds complicated or something. If you have any ideas. I would love to hear those two. Thanks chris gay man. Thank you so much for listening and philly right. Conversion is the way to go. And you're actually on the right track with ab testing so. Let's let's talk about this. Ab testing also known as split. Testing is not only for big companies for anybody. Who's not familiar with this. Ab testing is when there are two versions or multiple versions of a website. Or anything else that you interact with online and you only get to see one of those versions when you're a consumer but the business is actually seeing how different people respond to different copy or different design or some element and over time. They kind of add these things up and say okay well version a. is better than version b. or vice versa. And then you start testing another variable and yes. It can be very sophisticated. So that's why some people think well. This is only for big businesses. Some businesses are constantly testing dozens of variables in adjusting in real time. And such but the reality is a lot of big increases in conversion rate are not gonna come from like these tiny changes in like all the dozens of variables. They're gonna come from a couple of key things. And so if you have a website if you use google analytics showed usually encourage people to do. It's free you can put a tag on your website. And google allows you to a certain number of experiments where you have two different versions of the site wordpress. If you're using that also has free or low cost plug ins so just search wordpress split testing wordpress ab testing. If you shop by. They also have a way to do that. So basically wherever. Your website is hosted. Look and see if there's an easy solution for it if you don't want to try something else just because they are so common now and then once you get going. You should always be testing. Something as i said has the big things. Big things are headlines other messaging pricing in particular. Like i've seen more than once that increasing the price doesn't actually 'cause conversion to go down sometimes so then you make more money on every sale in some cases it may actually go up. A higher price conveys more confidence to buyers depending on the product. And so that's the most important thing that i would start with Delving into that world a little bit a couple of other small things ask for referrals. People are referred to your business. There's this built in trust element compared to just somebody who stumbles upon it. Cold display testimonials and reviews also builds. Competence shows social proof. Perhaps had a guarantee if you don't have one and that depends on the kind of business. Of course i usually say have really bold guarantee like a really strong guarantee or none at all but these are just a couple of tips. I think overall just explain that role of ab testing is going to be good for japan than anybody else. In that situation of i've got business. How do i actually increase my sales to just go out and find customers or is there something else i can do. There's something else you can do. Is explore how to increase your conversion rate.
Philadelphia FOP head defends detective under investigation for allegedly attending Washington, DC rally
"Police detective was allegedly at President Trump's DC rally last week, and those were from killing appears to the menace The department is investigating to see whether or not she was involved in any of the violence of the capital that followed. The Philadelphia Police Department spokesman in a statement says their internal affairs bureau is investigating after Social Media Post popped up linking the detective to the rally and what investigators air Trying to figure out here is if the detective had any role in the chaos that happened after the president spoke if she did anything illegal and violated any Philly PD policies as she has not been charged a little background. She worked in the recruitment unit but has been reassigned. According to Philly PD. This is situation playing out around the country as well, whether it's the New York City Fire Department. Seattle police or some smaller towns in between, departments are reassigning or putting members on leave as they investigate possible participation at the writing of the capital at police headquarters. Tim Jimenez KOW news radio fo P President John Big Nesby is released this statement. Quote Our detective travel to Washington D. C this week on her day off And exercise their First Amendment rights to attend an event. We believe she's done nothing wrong and await the results of a complete internal review and John McCain as he goes on to say We strongly condemn the violence and loss of life of the capital and hope those responsible will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Well,
A Bold Eastern Conference Prediction for 2021
"Right. Okay, let's go to the East and I Toronto have they fallen out of your thing. Now. This is not a check it out. It's all depend on you mad though. They hate monkeys. I'm going to give it to Brooklyn. Number one, right number two. I think Milwaukee close to a similar winning percentage. We saw last year's. The number to write you know, but 3 I'm going to go Miami Miami was fifth last year people forget. So that's a big Improvement to go from victim. I just I'm I don't know. How long would you know about that even Bradley. I think that's a good addition bamas help games healthy. I think he maybe he makes another stride Tyler hero, I think makes another stride Off the Bench Duncan Robinson. I like those guys. Okay, I like those guys are gonna put me on and then you got Jimmy Butler. Who's there? Jimmy Butler still Jimmy, but then you lose Jae Crowder you lose trying to but I like I like Bradley with those shooters that I just mentioned or those scores because he's going to get so many open shots your next until I hear all your next to Duncan Robinson. You can't leave them open. Anyway behind that heart all the money in the world and you got Defenders on the other end. That'll just say like, okay, so all right. That's three four. I'm going Philly Celtics fan. I can't put Boston over Philly. I can't I see. Okay. You got your birth. No, Seth Curry, Danny Green who will defend his ass off on the other end. And then you got it back up for Joel and B-Max Dwight Howard show that he can be serviceable a second Main Service back, but not until you tell me what Simmons is going to do and how he's going to play. I can't I can't buy into that. You're the one who took back is going to make him shoot on that Rhonda Rhonda back is going to make him shoot and we just watch the exhibition game with him. And when he did he's going to marry me pull-up three-pointers. I think one he wasn't even here's the thing about it wasn't even involved in the office because social media will explode the moment. I mean for about 319 about my thing again with filling if I'm feeling I make that move but I think that's what I think that's what hard would be best suited and they you let Simmons Jersey And I think Joel embiid and hardened together. That's a better tandem angry much better time. I don't think I don't think there's another team in the Eastern Conference. That would benefit more than Philly. I just think again to my point the shooters thing which would be more sugar than he had in Houston. If you really think about it, Danny Green Seth Curry. Okay, Ronda Shooters, you got your well and be Turkish bath every once you can bang down low we can defend on the other end. I mean, they're good team here the window what that if if they can find that one piece and that to me that's going to be the key off. They do art and you're saying you say those four right now. What were y'all before? I just Boston here we go. Here we go. Boss is five six. And they're going to be right there to his Toronto Oakland agree. That far behind you sleep on Toronto 7. I'm going to put Indiana and all the depot is the biggest question Market, you know, he's he can talk to you far but I haven't seen them be the same old people since the injury when that dude was a bad man dropping 35, like it was nobody's business. That was all the people I was like man look out. He didn't gave something when we get Kyrie 38 onetime 38 people. Can I read but yeah, so that's a big question mark, but I'll put them in seven eight the last spot. I'm going to put I'm a while maybe now I'm glad they ready Atlanta is going to be maybe praying that could be really really
Doug Pederson 'could be out' as Philadelphia Eagles head coach
"Other big story of the NFL off the field was Doug Peterson, and his future is shaky is as the Philadelphia Eagles head coach, You're talking about being removed, too. So think about this right? Because I've looked into this before, And I've said, like, okay if you win a Super Bowl How long does that give you as a head coach? Normally, it gives head coaches outside of Barry Switzer or a head coach like that's where you knew that that was more more about the team and switch. It was just kind of there. Try to manage the team. Normally, a Super Bowl gives you more than three years, especially If you make the playoffs, so Doug Peterson 2017 Super Bowl win 2000 and 18. There may be a dropped pass away from going back to the NFC championship game with Nick Foles is the quarterback 2019 they make the playoffs. Um Carson Wentz is out of the game because of a headshot. Seattle today v on Clowney. You saw what happened yesterday to John Walford and Jamal Adam's head shot. Right when he's outside of the pocket. Mm. That's something they're teaching Seattle. Yeah, in my opinion, but Doug Doug Peters don't like the Peterson hasn't had success that Peterson has had success. Terrible year this year for 11 and one. Nobody's doubting that. But it feels like normally if you just look at it from that perspective and say, like, all right, like, Yeah, Terrible year, he at least gets one year to run it back and trying to make things right. I mean, that's normally what happens in when you win a Super Bowl, So it's not like he wanted Super Bowl and then missed the playoffs in 2018, Mr Players in 2019 Terrible year in 2020, No. He made the playoffs three years in a row. But is somebody that lives and dies? With the Eagles? Being in Philly on? W W I pee every day. It just felt like that Something was off. Something was off with the quarterback and his relationship with him and something was off just with the entire team. All right, like normally Super Bowl winning coach. Not necessarily a great roster. We know that a bad roster lot of injuries, but still normally you get that year to run it back to make things right at least a year. Right? And Eagles owner Jeffrey Loria isn't a knee jerk reaction guy. He's not somebody that That goes out me. He churns through coaches and goes through coaches and goes through coaches. That's really not his mentality. But when he sees something's off, he'll real act and he saw that with Chip Kelly. Chip. Kelly became the toast of the NFL. His first year won 10 games. Second year won 10 games and then his third year. It was bad the players. The players obviously thought something was off with Chip Kelly. Doug Peterson pulled the trigger and got rid of him and brought in Doug Peterson in 2016. So it Something's often Philly and we will and we will see exactly what has up happening. But if they met on Tuesday, and the meeting did not go well, they're supposed to meet again. My money's on Doug Peterson not coming back or Here's the other thing. Or maybe it's that, but it's also Hey. This hot head coaching candidate who we really like. Oh, maybe he would be interested in coming here. Maybe a guy like Lincoln Riley. It was thought of as a as a great NFL head coach and Jeffrey Lori, the owner of the Eagles, is a guy that looks the college and said sees, Hey, what I want to run up the offense is doing now. Are we doing Ah West Coast offense that Doug Peterson runs that looks very dated or What about this innovative offense? That a guy like Lincoln Riley could bring? So is there a candidate out there that maybe is under the radar because it hasn't been reported that they secretly have interest in and maybe they heard back like, yeah. Maybe he would have some interest in coming here.
Former Philadelphia police leader: Washington, DC's Capitol police seemed unprepared
"Justice reporter Kristin Joe Hansen tells us a former high ranking Philly cop says the agency didn't seem prepared for a day that they knew was going to be tense. Washington D. C has 32 law enforcement agencies the U. S Capitol has its Oh, I got a very professional organization. But they also found that they could just be a little bit territorial. Now retired former Philadelphia police deputy commissioner and chief Inspector of Homeland Security, Jo Sullivan, but this city through the 2016 DNC and worked with Capitol police to secure the event, he says there should have been perimeter set up at all building access points both inside and outside in the situation that they did not accept any help from the D. C. Police, who had announced days ago that they were going to be all hang His own deck. There are guidelines as to how the partnerships are expected to be organized and how they're supposed to work together, Solomon says. In this case, it looks like the Capitol police didn't call in other federal resource is to assist. That's something that will be a matter of discussion in the future. When they go back and do a hot Washington's incident and find out how this occurred. You've got protesters sitting in the House Chambers and Senate chambers. That's just not acceptable. Kristen Joe
Philadelphia health chief says Philly's COVID-19 vaccine rollout will take 12 months at current pace
"Before everyone in the city once a covert 19 vaccine can get one. Is K Y. W. City Hall bureau chief Pat Lobe reports is also concerned about people who can get one now and are turning it down. Doctor, Farley says about 28,000 Philadelphia Healthcare workers have been vaccinated so far using 39% of the doses the city has received. He attributed the slow roll out to the newness of the vaccine, the holidays and logistics. All this has been done by health care system that is still dealing with a pandemic and is very stressed with that, and by public health system that is received zero federal funds for the dissemination. Vaccine doctor Father believes the distribution will get smoother, he says. The real delays in the relatively small number of doses the city is getting about 18,000 week. At this rate, it'll take more than 12 months to vaccinate the entire population. City Philadelphia doctor Farley says it will take until February just to get through hospital and nursing home workers known his group one A. The city hasn't even finalized who's in Group One be yet doctor. Farley says he's concerned by data showing a lower rate of vaccination among African Americans and Group one. A, he says it's understandable given history that African Americans are skeptical of the vaccine. But it is still a problem because we know that African Americans more likely to get covered more likely to die of code, he says. Hospital administrators are working to overcome the skepticism. Pat Lobe K Y. W News radio. You might want to get those backpacks ready in Delaware
Carson Wentz drama headlines epic Philadelphia Eagles offseason
"Reports out of Philly today. Carson Wentz wants time to think about his future with the Eagles, but does hope the off season does not end in divorce. A change of tune from Adam Schefter is report on Sunday, which had once plans to ask for a trade and his relationship with head coach Doug Peterson. Is beyond repair. Also report today says Eagles players were shocked and outraged by Doug Peterson's decision to bench Jalen Hurts on Sunday night against Washington on Lee Down three points, Eagles running back Mile. Sanders did say today that nobody on the team like the decision.
Epic Games Buys Out a Mall for New HQ, a $1.5B Esports Center Announced in Shanghai
"Not even sure I should have called this first one a facility. Once it passes 1 million dollars. I think it deserves a new name compound Arena. I'm not sure but regardless this one is called the international culture and creative e Sports Center the new center. Yeah, that's a good word for it is located in Shanghai and it's projected to cost one point five billion dollars behind. This ambitious project is super Jen group the page of Edward gaming better known the West sedg according to the press release the central feature in any sports teams Hotel an indoor skydiving setup and a break dancing facility among other attractions. The goal is not solely the host of the 300 competitions a year with a Max Capacity of ten thousand people. It's truly an incredible undertaking on pure scope and investment and it shows once again why China is going to be the most popular home of in turn off. Philly sports events for quite a while in America. There was another big facility announced and this time I think the word facility is probably more appropriate epic games paid 95 million dollars for a mall in North Carolina. It's just a few miles away from the current headquarters of Epic Ellen become the new home of the growing developer. It's going to be a slow transition over to this new place opening by 2024 according to Epic schools. This mall was always a tough spot prior to the pandemic after three of its maintenance pulled out and it was first bought in 2019 before epic stepped in to take the whole property. Ninety five mill is probably a good recoup on their lost at this point home while they will likely keep some of the structures in place epic was probably more after the land than the existing retail structure. But hey, it's still nice to pick and choose what are the structures you want to keep at least keep the food court, in tact, you know, Everyone likes good food court. I just hope epic does the right thing here and names the new headquarters retail row. It's only right
Washington clinches NFC East with win over Philly on Sunday Night Football
"Against all odds. And after an eyesore game in Philadelphia, the seven and nine Washington football team is headed to the playoffs. The Burgundy and gold held on for a 22 14 win over the Eagles to clinch their first NFC East title in five years. Alex Smith, with a strong start in his return to the lineup, had two first half touchdown passes. But the offense struggled in the second half is two interceptions after halftime certainly didn't help and many making the case Philadelphia gave this one away, making some questionable in game decisions, including benching Jalen Hurts and plain mate sub filled In the fourth quarter. All he did was come in and turn the ball over twice, one of those right to chase Young, he recovered a fumble at seven quarterback pressures a sack and lead that defense Azaz Washington, the fifth team in NFL history to make the playoffs. With a losing record and their reward they get to host Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and prime time Saturday nights.
2020 Was A Record Breaking Year For Gun Related Deaths In The U.S.
"On the last day of 2020 at least 20 people was shot and killed in the United States. Among them. One was a teenager in Philly. Another man was killed in San Jose, California, A 75 year old was shot in Richmond, Virginia, and a man and a woman were found shot dead inside their vehicle in Louisville, Kentucky. Those deaths and a record breaking year for gun homicides in America. According to the gun Violence archive, a total of it least 19,223 people lost their lives to the gun violence in 2020. That's in almost 25% jump from the year before.
Demonstrators March In South Philadelphia To Protest Cancellation Of 2021 Mummers Parade
"Annual Mummers Parade canceled due to Cove it but long lines of demonstrators wearing costumes, face paint and playing music still marched in Philly anyway, the organization's leaders say the advised members to stay at home and don't support the marchers. The parade is believed to be the country's oldest folk festival and Oklahoma
Report: Jim Schwartz will leave the Philadelphia Eagles after 2020 season
"Schwartz will not return next season is the Eagles defensive coordinator? Is taking a year off thinking of taking your off contemplating retirement. This news is just kind of all breaking as we speak, Um Just read you when I got here on Twitter. Is Davis and Garrow. NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA He goes fence corner, Jim Schwartz intends to allow his contract to expire and take a year off from coaching in 2021 as he contemplates retirement. Her sources. Ls your parks who covers eagles for V I P is going to join us before we get to Elliot Rage issue or, you know, you're kind of initial thought on this. Yeah, Surprising. I mean, is he fired? Or is he that he resign or what is this? Well, let's get Elliot in here. Elliot Shore Parks, As I said, covers Eagles for W. Ipe. Elliot, what's going on? We'll never a boring day with the Eagles. That's for sure. And I think this will be the first of probably many changes with the coaching staff this offseason as you mentioned, obviously, Jim Schwartz not going to be back next season. And and honestly, I'm not that surprised. I think that when you consider that they were going to make some type of big change, Schwartz to me seemed the most likely to go now. What this means for for Doug, I think is the main question now from the Eagles perspective. Jim Schwartz side, I would guess this is pretty close to a mutual parting. He's been coaching either coordinator, a head coach since 2001 and you know, I think his time and Philly just feels like it's kind of run out. So I think more and more you see coaches take a year off, according to reports, that's what he's going to do. So I'm not overly surprised by it. But now you know, the Eagles are gonna be in the market for a new defensive coordinator. I guess my question is Why now? Yeah. What? So what You got? You got a game? You got a game tomorrow night. And why? Why whys? Why is the change now? Why don't you coach the game And then after the game's over, you announce this. This seems distant. Seems odd to me. Well, I'm I'm sure he will still coached tomorrow. Maybe he didn't have control over when it broke. I don't I don't know. You know who the source is? Where on this report, But, Yeah, The timing is not ideal. I mean, if you're gonna take the year off, there's no benefit coming out now versus, you know, 48 hours from now. But, yeah, I don't think this is something shorts intended to come out prior to the game. Um, I guess not. Now he is. He is coaching tomorrow. Correct? That's that's gonna happen. That appears to be the case. I mean, I just learned this a few minutes because I would assume he is still going to coach though. Yes. Okay. And, um Is this the first shoe to drop of others? Yeah, I think it is. You look a Z. Jim Schwartz has always been kind of referred to as the head coach of the defense. So I think that the Eagles internally and I know Jeffrey. Larry viewed Schwartz like like this. I mean, that was his side of the ball. Don't control dolphin shorts, consult controlled the defense now. I think Jim Schwartz has actually been a pretty good defensive coordinator during his time here. They've certainly had games where the defense has struggled, but overall, you've seen that most weeks. This Eagles defense holds teams to around 23 2 20 points, and that's good enough to win in today's NFL if you have even an above average offense, so I think sports has done a pretty good job. I think you should be remembered finally here, but I think it was probably time for a change and You know, I think that Swartz was going to be gone. Whether Doug was back or not. All right,
Philadelphia's violent year: Nearly 500 people were killed and 2,200 shot in 2020
"Was one of the deadliest years in Philadelphia with at least 499 homicide victims. We still wait for final totals from the city. As for shooting victims, it's the highest number recorded by Philly police. Here's Kate. Whatever these crime and justice reporter Kristin Jo Hanson. Shootings increase 55% in 2020 with more than 2200 people shot. Many were women and Children. Homicides were up more than 40% most killed by a gun and most young black men between 18 and 34 years old. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Daniel Outlaw says most were arguments. Then there's retaliation. But you don't know whether or not someone's going to retaliate. You don't know what they're arguing about. You don't know at which point this argument will bubble up in fester into an active crime or Act of violence, Outlaw says. Over the past year, officers took about 15% more guns off the street and arrested about 20% more people with guns. The pandemic may have played a role, she says. But it's all the partners in the criminal justice system that need to be held accountable. When we present these cases over to our partners, we have to ensure that we are aligned and that the carrot is available or that there's a stick to deter. It can't be one or the other. Many shooting victims also had prior arrests. Either You got these open cases We need to do something about it in history. You have the right consequences to deter you or you know what If you don't stop this, you are going to be our next shooting victim.
Group of Mummers march in South Philadelphia to defy Kenney, parade cancellation
"Parade parade this this year year because because of of covert covert 19. 19. But But that that didn't didn't stop stop thousands thousands from from taking taking to to the the streets streets of of Philadelphia Philadelphia on on this this New New Year's Year's day. day. Hey, Hey, Whatever Whatever these these John John McDavid McDavid reports reports from from the the mummers mummers clubhouses in South Philly, there were several groups stepped out in mummers finery with sequins, feathers and signature umbrellas. There were many fun seekers here. Too many residents waving as the structures of friends went by some here to protest the mayor and his policies. Others not so sure why they are here. What do you think about this protest or the science? What? What protest? This is a peaceful march. That's all it it's way. Listen, I noted Cove it's going on. I got a mask. Don't have it all right now, but I do I have, like five in my pocket. The city's our city. And that was what the city is concerned about Those gathering not wearing facemasks. There was a heavy police presence and a peaceful gathering. Onto
"philly" Discussed on The Why: Philly Explained
"Supporting. Whyy penn medicines transplant institute performing kidney liver heart lung and pancreas transplants for more than fifty years. Learn more at penn medicine dot org slash transplant or eight hundred. Seven eight nine penn. This is the why. I'm malcolm burnley. I'm talking with david. Rudolph ski one of the lawyers who sued the city ten years ago for illegal. Stop and frisks so your law firm and looking at this data has been seeing some improvement in the numbers of illegal stops but has also seen evidence of racial bias in the stops that are made. What has the city had to say about this. Of course the police department said do a two major reasons this areas that are not racial in nature one this more crime and black communities and two. We have more officers there. Because it's more crime until you can expect that they would be more stops because of those factors and legitimate point right The numbers don't prove prove disparities. They don't necessarily prove racial bias. Our expert with ten years of data. Who's finally able to convince the city. And even the city's expert that it wasn't just racial disparities. It was racial bias in largely black communities in the city what we found even taken into account crime rates pleased pointed far more stops than you found in other communities white communities given the same population And so we knew there was something going on because the community was black by the same token in largely white areas in the city where there were lower numbers of stops the disparities huge So if you took an area that was eighty percent white. Eighty five percent white in philadelphia. We're finding that the stops was still over fifty percent black right and the city this summer which is a marking point. Our case filed with a court a concession that there was racial bias and that they were open to remedial measures to deal with racial bias. I know you've been speaking with members of city hall as well as commissioner outlaw about some of these possible remedial measures. Could you elaborate on what those might be. First of all close to forty or forty five percent of all stops in philadelphia or what. I call quality life stops. It's not somebody with a gun. It's not a serious felony. It's somebody with an open container urinating in the alley literally right people could be stop-and-frisk for literally in philadelphia those kinds kinds of incidents Not even misdemeanors. That's as i say not quite half but close to half of all the stops so you suggested ending quality of life stops it would reduce the number of stop significantly reduce the number of illegal stops and it would reduce the racial disparities. It turns out in quality of life stops over ninety percent or menards huge numbers. So that's one recommendation. We've made the second recommendation. We've made that. We think is very important is in cases in which an officer makes a stop without reasonable suspicion. They're not subject to discipline and what are called progressive discipline first time warning second times we training third time. It could be real disciplined so those are just two of the majors. For example that we propose to the city. We will know in the next couple of months which ones they accept. If we're not satisfied we can ask the court to order additional measures and ultimately if what the city does or doesn't do is not sufficient to cure the racial bias. As i say we have a remedy with the court says the court to end. Stop and frisk. According to the data you've tracked for an entire decade now. Stop and frisk has been responsible for very few guns being taken off the street. Does that mean that. Stop and frisk because both disproportionately affected black and brown communities and also has not been responsible for reducing crime consistently since we've been looking at this data when we look at frisks and that's what the officer says not only did have reason to stop them but have recently friskin pussies armed and dangerous for every hundred times. They i somebody. They find a single gun. You can do better randomly at the philadelphia right. This notion that were pulling of guns off the street and stopping violent crime. Not so clear. You spoke about mayor kenney running on a platform that included reforming stop and frisk but over the last few years many activists and community members have said that he hasn't gone far enough. I'm wondering what the events of this summer. What the current political appetite is for reforming. Stop and frisk. Even further mckinney actually ran on an instant frisk program in two thousand fifteen. I don't think he meant to end a completely but that's what he ran on because it was an issue that was very important in the city came into office realize he wasn't an ended but between him commission Is they said they did reduce the number but still a gap between reality and what's going on the streets at what should go on constitutionally. I do think you're right. The events of the last year the confluence of events George floyd shooting the overreaction to protests here which they've had to apologize for their admission in this case that there is racial bias. Not just racial disparities. Which is a huge admission. Many many cities wouldn't do that indicates to me. I don't want to be too optimistic here That there is a change of us. Commissioner outlaw has underlined. That said she's willing to consider anything to make this a constitutional program so there is some opportunity here that i've not seen in many years for some very significant changes in policing have four. We'll go and we'll be sufficient is something we'll find out. I think they say within the next several months the two thousand and twenty one. Well david thanks for all the work over the last decade On this issue and especially thanks for giving us the update on where things stand today. My pleasure.
"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly
"I was always under the impression that I mean when the pandemic first started it was like well, we'll be out of this in a month and then and then after you know three months were like oh shit. We're in this for the Long Haul so I thought there was no way in that month. There is no way there's going to be enough change. I I was writing articles. I was writing pieces that were like see these are all the problems and in my head I was like, well, you know took us this is over in a month. It's all going to go back to normal. But then as soon as it starts sticking around like as soon as we saw that it wasn't going away anytime soon and then people started protesting and like, oh my God, there's dead. Is actually going to be changed this time. Yeah, and now, you know, I I can't. I can't imagine restaurant the restaurant industry going back like reverting back to its old model. I I mean it's obviously going to happen right away. Like as soon as the restaurants can you know, I I mean reopen at its full capacity. They're probably going to start out at a place where it's like we're going to do this the only way we know how for the time being and then we can change but over time there's you know, this is a good change everything is going to change. I don't think that restaurants the way they were I don't think they were built for built for a pandemic. Right? And and so the the way you do think there will be radical change, but the thing it's like they're kind of the thing that was weird to me is like you're hearing all of these, you know, you're seeing a lot of these protests that go against our restaurants like we demand more rights. We demand Healthcare we demand all these things and the timing for those things is impossible right? Like I mean like it's never the right time it's off. Right time to protest for that but no restaurant owner. They're all basically staring over into the abyss right like exactly exactly. I mean it was it was it was it was a Confluence of the the worst things in that could possibly happen to every single, you know facet of the restaurant industry happening all at once. So like, you know, when when people get scared they act in faith and then they lost their jobs and they're like, hey, why do I know? I don't have a job right now and they look behind them and they're restaurant owner, you know, and there's no one else to look at so long and and then on top of that, you know, there's a million think pieces about that the changes that should be happening in the restaurant industry and you you start reading those and start looking at your place of work and you're like, okay something about adding up. So what are some of those changes you've been reading about I mean, so I wrote about this basically the the reason I wrote that big piece is I I worked so just background. I worked in the restaurant industry. I I worked in I worked in it for like over ten years. I worked in Philly restaurants and some of the some of the bigger Philly restaurants off and so I wrote about it. So I have both perspectives, right? And by I saw I from from the inside you you know that this industry wasn't meant to be anything other than what it was..
"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly
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"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly
"But that's cool I'll play by that. Make me let me just tell you how the rest of the world I know when I first read about your festival and other people indie artists. They were a little nervous. A bunch of trepidation about the big high powered corporate lawyer running this music festival. Yes. Oh how much of that? Did you encounter and like how you get around it or work through it? I still get that. Honestly. A number will be we met a while back in and I think I. Think People were surprised me look I I. Don't know I'm not gonNA stop knocking to try to not be myself. I am what I do to eight. I think I have a decent credibility in what I told people is just in a state of my intent and the core mission is festival and I think that that's going to ring true but I think it did take. It took a couple of years. It took. It took a couple years for people to come to the festival Nazi banners on stage. And they say well, has business model where you see your so-called Businessperson while we takin corporate dollars and we matched that with personal donations, we make sure all the ours are paid. We run a really skinny. Expense side of our business and then we had forty thousand dollars leftover that we donated using organizations in our city that even one hundred dollars is amazing. We donate forty thousand dollars so. But so the point is yeah, there's corporations involved but those corporations are not going to be front and center that if you WanNa be successful in Philly at least in the diy seen that kind of rub going to just says a outsider fan. you need to do things a certain way and I think. The way we're doing them is resonating with people. You know we get some Iras like I remember when we had. The votes if federal doughnuts are like Super Super, big music fans and I know one of the the owners everybody well said, I want to be involved. How do you want to be involved? Said how about we're going to do with this whole donut wall together music festival. All right. Cool. So I remember leading up to. Year one people were giving me the eye rolls over the Donut Wall Segali. Wall Festival Spree as pretty lame and I wouldn't have one of those. Heroes Donut Wall Festival. People get there and they're like wait donuts or free. Talking. Yeah, what are you? Should be at every festival at this. Gives we took it for granted imagine donor while now I mean no one wants. I know. I kinda rose into my question. My next question which was going to be is there any type of? Corporation that you will not allow to be a part of this or is it just like? Hey, if you guys got money will will show you in there. You know that's interesting. Question I mean I haven't crossed that yet..
"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly
"Hello Ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the philly blunt my name's Johnny. Good. Times I'm Ref- They Call Me Greg. We are excited this week to be joined by yet another jack-of-all-trades. Is a lawyer and Accountant. The founder of the Music Festival. He's written a couple of blocks I mean the list goes on and on the more I was. The more I was reading you know kind of looking at the resume, the more I was just getting annoyed by Al Accomplished. You're. On. The blunt. I'm glad to be here. You guys seem like real proposed. You've made with the accountant that's really gonNA key. Work.
"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly
"Welcome to blunt cast number. Three facebook live event that we do every Monday Wednesday and Friday. Why were on this? Sort of quarantine lockdown So if you have facebook check it out there and if you don't you can listen to it here This week or this blunt cast guest is George Miller. George is a former Philadelphian is currently living in Tokyo. He was a journalist at the inquired philly weekly and he was a professor of journalism over at Temple and now he's the associate dean at Temples. Japan campus in Tokyo. And he's also the founder of jump magazine which was an important magazine in Philly that covered the at local philly music scene and so George joins us to talk about his transition from Philly to Tokyo. Japan's dealing with the crisis The Olympics and life in general in Tokyo. And what's different than Phillies? A pretty interesting interview and it's cool talking to someone on the other side of the world. Sounds pretty good. And we hope you'll check it out and spread word stay safe. Wash your hands. The Santa Fill the Yellow Ladies and gentlemen welcome to Philly Blunt. My Name's Carnegie Times. I'm Ref- Greg. We've got a great guest tonight. Very excited to have him on.
"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly
"We want to take it to do it. We're GONNA wrap it up man. This is the philly blunt Where we just ask you rapid fire questions? uh-huh and the interview or Ben Or Joel Dwell. Been Stinks I oh my God I don't I don't know about which they trade him just like. Ben He's a great. It's just a role player. He will be great like he would be. He's a great role player. But to be like. We're going to revisit tweet you to remember. There's one man or a podcast celebrates Philly New York or Philly affiliates fully for sure speaking of Philadelphia. WHO's on your Mount Rushmore more Philly rappers? You get three to four you can go forward. I like three Beanie Sigel black does the third is going to be young. And that's what's tough. I wanted to say ahead to go will Smith and meek okay. That's let's Ford. That's a mount rushmore. Incorrect answer read the lowest calls. What Song do you like to dance to talk? WISCON- with Dan move. I'm going to edit in a snippet of the song. 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A favorite comedian of all time. Stand up now not talking movie talking talking about a person that got on stage with a microphone and you think is the best at what they did. Chicago Chicago is is the best over over. Eddie Chris you get You can book any banned for your birthday this year per performance for your birthday. What what's WHO's it going to be? I WanNa say probably rake nice either either like right now I got I know I know I know what Drake Party. We'll be good this doodle wrap party girl. That thanks tweeting about. Eliza was bad. We're told the drake birthday party. Honestly what I've been listening to a lot lately listened to a ladder Jay rock like honestly you like Jay rock. He's been around for the thing. I feel like He was more soda experiment before Kendrick the one that they throughout their first in writing where we're headed the formula. Yeah you're GONNA take your girl out to make up for the lose Oh tweets or or or anniversary and you have to see one of these two comics where you take reckoner sinbad or Dane Cook. I would definitely say bad. Do a holiday tradition of my house and we watch jingle all the way every Christmas Zeev Qasim bad steals that move village. He's the mailman whose Davila no arnold turbofan wash so long. You know what's bizarre to me about Simba because I I. I always thought Corny. He was friends with Phil Hartmann. They were really only for Hartman's like one of the great comic lifetimes and like him and Sindbad were apparently thick this season like they were like they wrote some movies together in harmony. You got murdered by his wife The Holy Grail sneaker only gross night that the warm like it doesn't matter what if you were able to get it you would My favorite sneakers the first Iverson's old old prediction for two thousand twenty prediction for twenty twenty. I'm going to say you might not be there bowl but I'm I must say sixers services go winner championship. I think they let's go. Let's go curtis because they're the only ones in east Texas stop genus they. They're the only ones like because the embiid so like it's been it's been together and then steps up on Christmas Day right. Yeah as much as as much as I don't like him to your trade wind with yeah all right. Gregg brings home last one. Sell absolutely beautiful about Philadelphia. Something beautiful about Philadelphia. People always say this grimy dirty place where we know that's not true no really people. People are actually great. People like try to tell them when they won the Super Bowl. That was like a special Time we're like everybody would. Just people WANNA cemeteries cemeteries by the hundreds anymore. We're putting jerseys over the gravestone. I saw grown and men in my neighborhood and I live in around two street. So that's all tough Irish. Get dressed up like starkly client so shoulder man I it was a beautiful beautiful fucking time. Man Yeah I think we came on your show all info all that jazz twitter instagram OUGHTA and more. That's all right like the TV show. Amd Moore M. O. R. E. MY website is Anthony. MORA COMEDY DOT COM facebook. Look Anthony more Any other Right black thank you so much man we As as Philadelphians fans of comedy we are excited to watch your eyes. Keep going man. You seem like a really good dude so thank you thank you. Thank you for having us to new wave. Cafe thirty gather.
"philly" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly
"Like a vet presence about him and I got so many. There's a humble looking out for me like I remember early on. He was telling this when I was still living affiliate. He was telling me about writing scripts at that point where. He's just different sketches. I was telling me to F- he used Celtics. That was like four minutes. He was like Yo. You should Download US like like. You should download this APP. So I'm like so I look it up. I'm next time I'll look it up and like fifteen dollars some. I go expensive in Iran. This by like he just he was here and gave me a twenty. Wow I really wanted to spend on something else like micr like he believe me like he invested in the measles. I had I do. Yeah he was he was Kinda got. Anybody listening. Doesn't know Chris. Cotton is philly comic who passed recently I didn't know a person but as you can see had impact a lot of people so check out his stomach as his funeral. It was just like over the great center. It was funny because I'm like all the comics spoke to all these great stories and then on the owner of the Raven Lounge he went up and spoke. It was like it. Seemed like you were just rambling. He wasn't talking into the Mike really good so like all. The comics boost gave him the light. So good so who somebody in Philly that you think is underrated. WHO's a comedian in Philly You're a big fan of that. Maybe not a lot of people have heard right now. Like coming up right now The Markets Lavar like I've been a markets. He took him to a few shows. America's We'll go coming up who you Big Fan of nationally nationally Of course the usual guys like Shapiro. Shapiro David David. Craig Yeah. His crowd workers crazy carrot top. Ah Let me see Kevin. No I like the way I I just wish he'd be more free as far as like Like we get all the family stuff right. He has so many store arrange and like he's just naturally funny person right right now. Did you guys like up anyway. So I met him well coming up. Do the houses like this. This is this is more like it was like kind of like a it was like a mom and pop comedy club whereas you really start from open mic level and work your way up. Tahir Liner Soda Person That got me started on to Ray was actually curves mentor to raise the one that introduced cub the Keith Robinson So I just want being around to and then Guy Spain court in spank is is he. It features like you on on the road. So spank was here. Lining their helium. This is two thousand fourteen. So every every time it was a like a hill honor icon a new. I would hang go at their shows to try to gus bites. I just to get that five a minute so I hung out the whole weekend. He was at helium. The do guest spots on every show ended up putting me up and I did good on everyone and We just stayed in touch which one there may be spanked him. Like you sent me one of your tapes. I want to see if I could get you. On a showcase showcase was a week later. I'd get an email like hey anthony. I'm a produce comedy central. Be Putting together show for Kevin Hart and we want you to be on it like literally how to have jumped out at you see holiday I was like I can't believe you won't be like Oh. Let me for my people but it was like even and I still like. They said they wanted me on the show but like things still weren't certain like it was like okay. We're interested so as the things going on like some watching like heaven spanked their instagram. And like they're still on their tour so I hit Oh spank like you. Am Emma definitely on your show. He was like they said. They like your tape I'M GONNA hit them up to see like if things are food for sure so on a Wednesday get a call like the comedy Central People WanNa Conference call like Hey Anthony you're definitely on the show We're GonNa need these things from you. So it was like by their Friday. I had to email them on a copy. Happy in my set that I was going to do and then we were taping that Monday and I couldn't get any stage time that week because I'm telling people I'm doing a show. Kevin hurt but nobody at the club. Believe me off right after I quit bouncing right so I came name the fully desk Sunday. I did the open Mike at Fergus but this was on. Uh April taped on April and Sunday actually happened the B. Wrestlemanias like an like a bunch of the philly com share like huge wrestling with a total right so it was like no comics nokomis Willie only at the open Mike That was a light crow and I just went up and just like I started trying to do my side but nobody was really into it anyway so like I just bombed right so it was. I was bombing with the material. I was supposed to take the next day so I was like man. I'm GonNa just do whatever you're not listening anyway. And so yeah it was like all the only stays on my gut before attempt to show was me bomb and I mean when the actually taping that was amazing. Yeah that was great. Yeah you're gonNA came out better and he's been he's been supportive and yeah yeah. He looked he looked a lot. It's like good. What's on the horizon? What is the goal? What is the goal for for anything more? What is the The dream obviously living. But what is the finish line if you would say so. Both so my goal for this year. I'm about to start turning these colleges and like I'm really going to tighten up my hour. Then I wanNA shoot my our sometime in the next year. Okay and then. I just WanNa from term with these colleges I wanNA build up. I'm building on my FA- my family's with these With the college students. I'm because they're the ones that the main ones the only social media so I want to push you over. The short end on their first impression of what comedy is over the colleges. Then move onto the comedy clubs then move onto theaters and then work my way up to where I'm doing arenas so you're talking about social media. I know I manage and help musical acts so it's so important if I reach out to an agent or a lawyer. The first thing they'll say is how many instagram followers. I have to have any user. Youtube Shit has so. It's the same in the communist effort. Talk about the numbers. That's how it is like the first few meetings I have with. MTV that same situation where it was like Ah To this one. I was still living having a fully. I took a trip up there to have a meeting with them and that was the first thing they asked me like. You're funny but you really don't have a strong Internet presence. That's right so it makes you respect the old school in our music and our guys and the agents and TV people back in the day because they had to trust their instincts and this is an easy job now like if you have one hundred thousand followers than people know is not easy but does the thing to know what the the job on the other side is the age the corporate world who to invest in. They need instincts anywhere. So but that's the thing too they pick these people with the the followers but it doesn't translate views because there's like they throw these people in these movies. TV shows thinking like okay. They got a bunch of all their fathers are gonNA watch like no their followers. He would've just ordering phones all day. They don't want the kids that don't watch watch. TV that don't really spend mind tickets right. Yeah so whereas like a true stand up comedian a true stand up comedian there has one million followers. They're doing arenas versus Internet comic. That broke into stand up. They're just doing comedy club venues. Because does this only a small manor them actually spend money. y'All see Youtube. People who have twenty million dollars. I'll play like the the T.. La here right right. Jose two thousand. But they're not selling dividend different energy. You're not building that like real real famous. The cult of you know I don't like anybody out there is like oh I'll watch him for seven seconds but not for our.
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"America Camille pile and Antonin Scalia in the same generation and doesn't have to worry about Tony Soprano being poster boy you gotTa know who you are you got into where you come from right you know my mother used to say and I grew up with this you know Italian Americans are the best at whatever everybody anybody either is tired and wants to be Italian and we're the best of what we did as Rocky Marciano Joe Dimaggio this Fiorello Ardia even the crooks Al Capone was the best you know you it's a it's it's a kind of a pride crazy kind of pride in New York but you gotTa know that and were you mentioned a bit about the assimilation hasn't that also had a pretty major impact on the mob in terms of the guys that now that previously might have been the head guys in the mob or now doctors lawyers or what have you because there's just been that assimilation that there wasn't sixty seven yeah I think the mob by and large scraping the bottom of the import the guys don't get into the mob now or not the guys who could can be legitimate leaders whereas two generations ago Golic Angelo Bruno call again Bruno another time another place that could have been the company they have a lot of the guys in my today you leaders don't have that John Gotti was basically a thug it was a celebrity when he was a thug these are the opinions of Inquirer writer the opinions of the little bit more about the view of today today's mob or the variety of mobs versus what they were forty fifty years ago well I mean it turns traditional organized crime because most of the Mafia what you've seen over the past twenty years as a deterioration and it's it's I guess for want of a better word value system of the mob is falling apart the whole idea of part of the code of silence of not cooperating all of that's gone and it's partly it's generational I mean you can make an argument that in the thirties and priest these guys became mafioso because it was something they wanted to be they aspire to not all of a lot of them they they actually believed in that that whole except the you know the secret side of the Nevada you come to generations forward and these guys get involved because it's a way to make money right now when they get jammed up and there is not a question of You know I gotTa honor my my code now it's a question of I gotTa make a business decision how do I cut my losses so they flip because it's not it's not a way of life anymore it's it's a way to make money and now I'm jammed up how do I get from underneath that right and that's what we've seen again and again is we'll all the cooperatives I mean I used to know all the numbers I got Jove Lachey nine hundred sixty three testified first time ever anybody ever heard a made guy all up on tobacco zone Ostra talked about the structure and I think from sixty three to eighty six maybe there were three or four other guys Philadelphia is probably it doesn't guys on the list ten fifteen years New York there's several dozen Boston everywhere so the whole thing is coming apart and it's it's partly it's these guys next generation are the best and the brightest doctors lawyers educators and the mob is is down at the bottom of have you ever had a situation where are you knew someone was GonNa flip and you had to sit on it until it was done I had an a really interesting relationship Irani Previti Okay there was a gangster out of Hamilton New Jersey who basically Ronnie cultivated meave knowing he was going I didn't know at the time Keith cultivated me knowing he was going to cooperate and flips and if you know running back when he was a Philadelphia hop right and it was a Philadelphia cop that really then he got involved in Atlantic City then he got involved in his own his own crime organization and then he got became a member of the Staff Organization Y.. Started writing about him at that point ex cop now a bodyguard to the mob boss Blah Blah Blah flatten and I get this phone call from him and he says you seem to have an undue interest in my life I like to talk to you now you know you you you can't say no managed a whole macho world but you can't be writing about this so I said I'm Mitch alongside soon daytime in a public place show used to hang out at the Silver Corn Diner Down Hamilton you should come down and see me we'll have lunch so I told my editor here's where I'm going here so I'm GonNa go see if anything you know the but I go down to see him and he's a very erudite guy and he starts tell me stuff and I'm not sure why but you know he's right on a lot of stuff about checking out and and get to know each other and you know he becomes a source for me and then he keeps saying to me someday you write a book about Me Surani you've told me about gambling extortion brothels that you're running drug dealing of I write about you're going to go to jail and he says don't worry work it out we'll work it out well he already knew he was cooperating was wearing a wire and he was gonna flip so I you know I I should've I think eventually I realized but not in the beginning but yeah that's the that's the only time I other guys we contacted me after he flipped around Ronnie Ronnie passed away two years ago a year ago August in reading and contact with great you know Ronnie didn't go into Witness Protection Ronnie stayed in the area Very very fascinating IRA with I wrote a book the last gangster was about running remember again now these guys around here don't like them because he testified again and that was interesting he testified against him and they call him the fact rat and Ronnie would say where they and where am I right and and I remember after the big trial in Philly I had lunch with the lives of two of the guys who were convicted and winning always have the better perspective on what had been my experience and I'm sitting around and we're talking about Ronnie and about their husbands and and the wife looks at me and says where is he and where's my husband he's free on the street and my husband's in jail and two story I mean that's you know that's the bottom line for them yeah now do you think that there's any of the gangsters from the Angelo Bruno era would recognize the mob at all today is there anything that still similar from I think I think she went over to recognize it 'cause it's still based in South Philadelphia and causes the sun's nephews and cousins Asia or the guys that are involved now I would they would be surprised that is it's not the big moneymaker was back then there aren't as many opportunities I mean look at gambling you got the when you got casino so that they lost a lot of that sports butting is now legal mind everything is is encroached on their their economic engine so what else are you going to go into drugs drugs is a very dangerous thing because one the penalties are higher and to the much larger risks because you're dealing with people who you can't depend on Angelo Bruno didn't want to deal drugs not quasi was morally opposed to drugs but one because you already had gazillion dollars and didn't need it who he didn't trust that segment of the underworld guys are gonNA flip because they're strung out guys are gonNA flip their jammed up or maybe my guys are going to get involved and they're gone they get strung out and then I can't depend on them so it wasn't a moral it was an economic was that a real a dealer dial was like a real thing with look coconut like you know what I mean obviously I'm only going off there was I mean there was in New York I mean when Paul Castellano and Vincent Geraci were running the Gambino and Genovese seacraft families that had an edict you deal drugs and you get caught we're gonNA kill you right but I still did it because there was so much money to be me do you ever when you talked about going to the meeting out in Hamilton when you're going to these meetings are you ever a little bit nervous I kind of got in the back of your head like all right these guys are kind.
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"It's a pretty good insightful interview don't forget the review subscribe and rate US wherever you consume your podcast and follow us on social media twitter instagram it had the last word so that helped me a lot right was that surprising you that shift because it used to be keep your mom show you don't come around and within the next generation more flashy Schulman Angelo Brunelli syndrome if you've got a New York is looking what's the point of being a gangster if nobody knows who you are kind of flies in the face of what the Mafia secret society is supposed to be about but but before that did Godfather Godfather to just completely changed sort of the American consciousness when it came to the I think it became a big part of pop culture and I but I think Americans have always had a fascination with the outlaw whether Jesse James Billy the Kid Clyde al capone than nine corleones I mean America has this fascination with the road reports in it operates outside the law there's a certain glamorization of it there's some people who complained that you helped to glorify the mob and the sort of the the dark side of the Italian American experience and talion American yourself like is that something you take personally does that upset you when people make that accusation I've heard it I heard a lot a one really big confrontation at the enquirer one time but I mean my my hold on a second look at somebody showed up when you none of his here's what happened back when John Stanford the mob boss got in big indictment back I think it was ninety four nineteen ninety-four big racketeering case and there were twenty four twenty five defendants and one of the lawyers in the case had gotten fired but had all documents the discovery did this when when when there's a trial the defense attorney gets all the information before trial so it's called discovery a wiretap information affidavits or will that one of the lawyers have gotten fired he was pissed off and he called me over his office any into stack of papers on us and said you know what that is I look at it and I can I borrow that and so I took it all a state Pulls make copies and then the the question that take a weak read through it all and put together a story so I put together the story and I think it was called might have been called mop talker forget it was on Iran on a front page on Sunday and three full pages inside pictures and sidebars and it was really really was was a good story about what this case the anatomy of investigation had wiretap affidavits Wisconsin and It ran on a Sunday and I remember my what iphone are sitting watching the eleven o'clock news to Sunday in October and the top of the news is the Columbus Day parade and my wife says to me anybody's GonNa be pissed off the Columbus Day parade in today's the day this big mops I go into work Monday and we got we got calls from every that sons of Italy and all the groups that they wanted to have a meeting they they were convinced we did it on purpose now I retrospect we probably should have been more aware of where we had the story we wanted to get it in before anybody else so we had this big meeting and were sitting around a table made some of my editors and four five six seven guys from different in American groups on the one guy says to me if this was a black issue you'd be an uncle time you know you are you're an uncle and it went downhill from there and I mean right a- and I understand they could not could not convince them that we didn't do it on purpose right so going forward that was Tober ninety-five going forward I never wrote a mob story on a second Sunday and I was you know it was congressman that but the to get back to the fundamental question I mean it's I understand the sensitivity and I think it's a generation prior to mine and my dad was never like that but I think people in his generation where they went through a lot but I would always say to people that when this would come up that any ethnic group that could give.
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"Hello Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the Philly Blunt James Jonah good times hey this is greg and we are extremely excited to be over a first ever show in South Jersey Jersey I don't know if I'm excited it'd be here but here we are at and please tell me pronounce rate the kitchen conciliatory kitchen custody area right close in the ball in the bullpen the Ballpark and we have we're very excited about this week's guest we have George annastasia formerly of the Philadelphia Inquirer certainly doing videos with the phillies voice and writing screenplays and doing all sorts of stuff a legendary figure in our city for sure thank you very much thank you George definitely excited have you on the show you recommended as as we typically do we ask the guests on the show to recommend where they want to eat drink and you recommend despite what is it about this spot that you thought was is so great well I mean Angela Lutts who's the owner and and and runs the places good friend of Mine Angelo has a background he was involved in an organized crime case did his time and is one of the I think one of the great success stories this is a guy who truly has turned things around and Ah runs a really good restaurant he's in the middle of college would is like the South Jersey restaurant Mecca and he's holding his own it's a great place yeah well I WANNA go back with with you and and your story in terms of coming over here you are you're third generation is that my grandparents emigrated from Sicily right now okay so my father was born here and not I'm sexy generation Italian okay and so what are you uh-huh about about their story I mean there was a major that was sort of a major immigration from Sicily at the Early Twentieth Century Right Yeah I mean most of the people that came were four and most of the people that came didn't speak English anyway there's a as a certain irony in all of this one year old let's talk about immigration and here's the irony that I find Johnny I mean I have people in my own family and people in my generation who are very conservative about this and what I say is one hundred years ago would have been our Grandpa our two were being denied because they don't have an education then we'll speak the language they don't bring any skill so what's the point of letting them into the country and that kind of FIS face of work is about this I mean I'm here today my grandfather and grandmother came here and struggle to make it you know my my father was the youngest of seven and the only person to graduate from her school he had three children my brother and my sister all three have college degrees his first two grandchildren might my daughters both have masters degrees the American experience it doesn't happen in day in and and to deny immigrants because they don't have the skills of language lose sight of what America's about so yeah I mean that's a only at ut you know as beautiful I totally definitely appreciate that 'cause it's definitely does seem like we're reliving some stuff we thought we had moved it Jackie yeah we lose sight of who we are where we came from and then the next other is somebody that we should we want to shun it that's not the way this country's supposed to operate you start you you went to Dartmouth and earlier and we're starving for the people that are mothers in Hanover New Hampshire and it snows in October and you don't see the ground the toll make you're from this area right I was born in South Philly grew up in South Jersey yeah and I had a chance to go away to school you know and as I met tournament I I had a chance to go to Lehigh Dartmouth on Canada's same right and since Dartmouth was the furthest away I wanted I wanted to experience being away from home so that's why pick Dortmund and it was a good experience I really I like to play some a much happier now that it's coed when I was there it's a good school and really good at you know what I got out of Dartmouth when I remember going there and one of the professor said you come here and what you do is you learn how to learn it's not what you major in it's done you learn how to learn you take that with you and you know that's what reporting is about is is being a quick study you a lot of different stuff thrown at you and you've got to figure that'd be able to explain it and when I graduated I had I had again it's fortunate this is in the middle of the Vietnam War I had written shoulder playing football and rugby so I failed my physical so I can get a deferment to look for a job and I applied at a small news favor near where I grew up there was an opening for sports writer and since I have played sports the the editor knew me and I got shot and he gave me a try out and I started out as which writer and I spent a year reading high school sports and then kind of that was my journalism school that first newspaper that I went to work for was the Woodbury Times back then now closed unconscious spent four and a half five years there and that was my journalism school I started out as a sportswriter then became a news writer by the time I left I was the city editor so I learned about journalism you move to move to the inquirer and it was pretty quickly that you got put on the Atlantic City within two years I was in I I was in Gloucester County when I was in Trenton but then I got sent to Atlantic City to help with the coverage of the Casino Gambling Referendum in one thousand nine hundred seventy six and I and I was down there for that and then I was down there for the opening of the first I think six casinos spent I probably spent six or seven years in Atlantic City for the inquirer so you were there at the beginning of Atlantic's very the very beginning was air during the referendum and I was there covered resorts international's opening and covered bally's opening Caesar's the first five or six casinos hours every Saturday to make a move into realizing you know obviously the the underworld was a part of that whole gambling situation during the the run up to the referendum there was a lot of debate about was legalized game they always called legalized gaming gambling was legal allies. GimMe going to bring the mob toll annex city well the answer was the mob already wasn't Atlantic City what was it that became part of my coverage and then it just expanded out of there and I'm writing about casinos I'm writing about the industry I'm writing about the ethics I'm writing about the money in an writing about it or is the mob trying to get its hooks into Atlantic City the way it did in Vegas Russian and so I did a lot of that and then Angelo Bruno got killed in one thousand nine hundred and then things changed rapidly F- How'd you get those guys to talk to you in the beginning medium but the more I stayed with the more I become part of the furniture I mean if there's a trial there is a hearing on there and then it's just like covering any other beat right the more you do it the more people get to know you and some of them for whatever reason decide they want to talk to your they want to try to spin right so they could use so you can help for mob guys that's kind of unusual book with I was fortunate that the next generation wise guy seemed to like the attention in one I was I remember covering a couple here he's when I was Atlantic city that he was called to subpoena that testify embry was very polite but we're never say anything Komo no commoner it's nice to see you thank you very much whatever Nikki scarf oh I don't think ever liked me but he would never talk to me what was the next generation guys and it's kind of that John is guys had this American version of the celebrity gangster you know so you get involved in this at a time that's coming right after Godfather and godfather to mhm you think that also changed the way that people viewed the mob as opposed to how I I know we talked about a little bit about how the guys after Godley and and then in the Skinny Joey we're a little bit more into being on camera.
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"Into the office on my first day here it was Yahoo maps I think in an instructions on pick up my rental car and drive myself to work and that was in transport so the drive down ninety five south to transport and mind you in Malaysia we drive on the side of the road so so can often we drive so I've never drew driven on this side of the road before in my life the rate side the the the correct way the rates are you guys yes you guys will get crazy driving I don't know so I came out of the airport on I ninety five four damn time four in the morning I thought you know I'm GonNa just take a slow drive and I was slow Jehovah Ninety five God for five minutes at four in the morning on the opposite side of I ninety five minutes there were no cars so I didn't know I didn't have a point of view and I got onto I ninety five one in five minutes later I see this life from a distance and they got nearer and narratives ask why why is this coming so near to me and that was when I realized Oh shit why and trains and automobiles eh lucky early morning when you got here yeah yeah so I was able to pull aside I was shaken at that time or at was able to compose myself an after that trying to figure out how do I make a u-turn edifice remember that time that near the airport the minute you come out of the airport there was this big huge pot of garbage metal scraps in Philadelphia I was expecting palm trees maybe I got his huge. We're the lifeguard the smashed up cars special cars method like You know almost myself and that's when I read is hone aramoc right yeah it it did not it did not think in you know what what Philly is an impression that I had of America before I came here it does did not match it took a while you're out yeah probably shook you up my access thing about Philadelphia they're like year to sneak around it gets better really it gets better yeah when you moved here in two thousand there weren't really that many restaurants I mean just in general yeah you've been here for the whole do you think that that boom part of what inspired you to go into restaurants it is it is I remember when I first came here looking for a taste don't know us nothing there was nothing yet Chinese food here in two thousand was horrible bad remember eating Chinese press time instance this is not Chinese food even in Chinatown it wasn't the Chinese word that I knew and a lot has changed and availability of ingredients and equality ridden has increased so much in actually I think in the last ten years nothing because of immigration in the last ten years we we had and not of especially Southeast Asian immigrants here and the diversity of immigrants here is what made the food scene much better because they brought ingredients that was never available here at the twenty years ago we would not have I would not have access to automation two years ago it was due challenging define night banana leaves at freshman bananas so it wasn't even available here we actually created a market for fresh green Donna leaves three and a half years ago bringing it up from Florida bringing it out from Mexico and and now we could actually have haven't here in the city and Asian Arabs restaurant every summer.
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"Subpoenaed open a traditional Malaysian restaurant in south Philly Philly MAG consider Satay Campari top fifty restaurants and previous the philly blunt guests inquirer writer as and not give anybody any chopsticks serving a noodle dish and we have no foreign manual and what come bar is written and I know you say you are in corporate America were you in finance I did graduate with accounting degree yeah I wasn't I wasn't consulting token based more business strategy and finance what was it like when you when you gave your notice did you just say you're quitting to start a restaurant you told like your your boss no I mean I was at the NFL career at IBM I was already told to like hey I don't fit in and I had to make the decision of whether I want to continue to work or not so I didn't have to tell my boss anything yeah basically I just don't fit them oh I you know it's one of those things where as as an Asian daughter are I think a lot of people time is the same as being Jewish you know you kind of do what your parents expect you to go to school you get your degree you go up to carry on ladder you do everything that you expected to do and an end sometimes you know like for me I went auto a APP to the top of the realized I was a partner at IBM and I was the I looked around the partnership table every time and I don't see anyone at myself and and I just realized that I just don't fit in today's culture and and that's when I have to make a decision do I want to stay here are it took me a long time so after not bad job it took me about a year trying to figure out if I really really wanted restaurant but the more the more I got into it the more I I talked about it with John of course you know being a business strategies that I am the first thing I did was to write an entire business strategy Jay together so I've got a twenty page strategy for the restaurant is to figure out if I can financially make it and what those strategies and what the plans would be so I've and out everything for the next five years ten years budgeted everything out and admit that I could do it and and then I came to a realization of like how lucky would it be if I'm actually at the position to do something that I actually have a passionate right and I don't think many people get a chance a lot of us we do what we are told to do but and a lot of us are stuck in a corporate job because of it national responsibilities joe have nine real like no kids who is this John Character Yuki Reference Jonathan Right next to me adding and nobody can see you who is this guy and what's he do jazz and maybe also his partner in the restaurant any runs the frontier house perfect so Where when did you guys meet when did you and John me we met in two thousand when I came here Oh wow you're messing around he was the airport that's our hey moved here two thousand year yeah the I was looking for something to do outside my four walls and a any offense so I went rock climbing and John is managing the rock climbing jam his brother and in I was by myself at that time I didn't have anyone to believe me and John came out to belay me and I thought well this is nice this timing service cloud on the radio all the kids are GonNa be Les Soon John Showing off was the climb into the highest point of the Gen he's a cab here's in those days right when you when you drive out of the airport so the the service that we had at Deloitte for foreigners what is not like how you would get in Asia in Asia if you're a foreigner and you arrived in Malaysia we would make sure that you get a show for somebody someone would you too at the airport and take you.
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"In this episode of the Philly blunt, we sit down with legendary meteorologist and current realtor. John Blair's, it took almost a year of negotiations and badgering, John on Twitter and social media to finally sit down with us for an interview where no topics were off the table. It sit with John. We immediately realised that this had to be a two part interview because there was just too much information to be covered in part, one, we discuss how kit obsessed with the weather ends up the meteorologist and Philadelphia third highest paid meteorologist in the country. And we cover the infamous storm of the century forecast, impart to we discussed notorious south beach incident, which led to John helping to break up a Russian mob into operation and also led the John losing his job, partout also describes his darkest days and a, a classic Philly blocking around. Don't forget the rate review. Subscribe the podcast after you listen, so that other people interested in celebrating Philadelphia. Can find it and follow us on social media, Instagram Facebook Twitter all as the Philly blunt. We hope you enjoyed this two part interview with John Blair's. So, so we got John's got a drink. So we have to touch on cramped Miami Miami. Yeah. And you told the story a couple of time. Yeah, people can read all the detail. Honestly, like I think, you know, to be totally Frank. I think you kinda got a raw deal because I think the fact that you testified against the Russia mom is a big fucking deal. And like everybody focused on kind of some of the nonsense elements me, and it was fun..
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"In this episode of the Philly blunt, we sit down with legendary meteorologist and current realtor. John Blair's, it took almost a year of negotiations and badgering, John on Twitter and social media to finally sit down with us for an interview where no topics were off the table it to sit in with John. We immediately realised that this had to be a two part interview because there was just too much information to be covered in part, one, we discuss how kit obsessed with the weather ends up meteorologist, and Philadelphia and the third highest paid meteorologist in the country, and we cover the infamous storm of the century forecast, impart to we discussed notorious south beach incident, which led to John helping to break up a Russian mob into operation and also led the John losing his job, partout also describes his darkest days and a, a classic Philly blocking around. Don't forget the rate review. Subscribe the podcast after you listen, so that other people interested in celebrating Philadelphia. Can find it and follow us on social media, Instagram Facebook Twitter all as the Philly blunt. We hope you enjoyed this two part interview with John Blair's. Hello, ladies and gentlemen. And welcome to the Philly blunt. My name's Johnny good times. Hey, what's up? This is Greg. And we are very excited to have this week's guest on this show, a, you probably best know him from his days, meteorologist, currently working in real estate throughout Philadelphia area, the jersey shore and up in New York, please welcome to the show. Mr John.
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"In this episode of the Philly blunt. We sit down with the elusive Philly Enquirer food critic Craig LeBron Craig is probably the most powerful person in affiliate food seen as his reviews can often make or break a restaurant. Few folks have had the opportunity to sit face to face with Craig for an interview why he agreed to meet with us. We have no idea, but we are grateful nonetheless after intense negotiations over few weeks agreed to meet with us in person at a secret location and only if the use of phones was prohibited. Craig offers insight into who he is a person what he's looking for in a restaurant his process for reviews. His take on the current Philly food scene is uses of the skies as well as dropping nugget after nugget a valuable information for dining around Philly. This is a must listen for anyone who dines out and he survived around on the Philly blunt barely if you like this episode or any of our episodes, please do us a solid and press the extra couple of buttons to subscribe rate and review our podcast. Guests all that helps spread the word to others. So they can find us. Also, tell your friends about us on your socials and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook all as the Philly blunt, please enjoy this very special episode with Philly food critic Craig LeBron. Hello and welcome to the Philly blunt. My name's Shana good times. I'm reef he'll the scrape. And we're very excited about this week show. We have a highly esteemed guests Craig Lobont from Philadelphia inquires people we say la- band, and I'm really really glad to be here. Thanks. Heavy negotiations. We had do all this secret. Details of the secret location. We're at we had a term I phones in our phones in there. Right. So, you know, part of your life is kind of it's almost like you're in the witness protection program. Yep. Yep. We try we try to remain a pretty pretty low-key. How's that feel because it's gotta be a you have a certain amount of prestige and power, but you're not allowed to to to to you have to have certain level autonomy. Like, what's that like for you? Well, you know, I've been doing this long time and this when I got started being an anonymous critic was standard operating procedure. And you know, you try to go in and out of restaurants to be as unnoticed as possible, you really trying to capture the experience that, you know, a regular reader would have. So you realize very quickly that it's in everybody's interest to try and figure out who you are. So, you know, at at some point, you you do your best you always do your best. And then at some point you gotta live your life and release a small town. Yes. And I live in town, and I'm a family, and then you start having interactions with people at school, and you know. At some you have to create a dividing line for yourself. That's acceptable. You say listen, I'm gonna live life in and be a Philadelphian when by family, and then I'm going to do my job as best as I can. And so, you know, I'm discreet, I take as many precautions as possible, but you know, unless you're going to get plastic surgery regularly. There's only so many things about yourself. You can change on a on a on a weekly monthly basis. Let alone going out, you know, three hundred times a year. So you go out three hundred times a year for work. Yeah. Do you still enjoy going out when you're not working? I love it. It's it's it's become you know, this is a lifestyle job. You know, you really it's journalism. I, you know, and but I work a lot. And, you know, this is my reporting going out to eat and being in restaurants and over a course of time, you know, you it is, you know, very few jobs are built around daily rituals like eating, and if you do it long enough and intensely Nuffie make an part of your. Life. It's it's it's becomes natural and second nature. So I'm just not one of these food predicts who's tired or blase or jaded of you still still excited about doing the worst. Oh excited because I live in such a dynamic and exciting place where there's so much passion. This is coming to sport. Right, right. This is part of blowing up the scene herlie houses going to say not lost since you got here. I mean, I've been here I've been here twenty one years and for the day, I got here. It has just been getting better and more interesting and dynamically changing and growing in in a way that very few. I think beats at the newspaper have consistently seen sort of a a rise in energy and quality and material that I've been I've been sorta blessed with being able to cover. Well, what do you think in able to city to have this boom, what was it that caused Philadelphia to go when you got here ninety eight there was only a handful of restaurants handful of pubs. And now, it's one of the world class. Eating and drinking cities in the country. You know, my theory has always been sort of an economic situation if you look at where Philadelphia is on the east coast between, you know, Washington DC and New York, and for the longest time that was like the chip on our shoulder that was we were overlooked, and that turned out to be really good thing. Because Philadelphia remains in my play in my opinion, the best place to live a city urban exciting urban life on hands down can afford to live here partake. In all the cultural things in Philadelphia has offered the way that you cannot New York City, you cannot in Washington DC in the same way. There's not the same sort of local character and spirit and here into it. There's there's no there's no quiz. Oh, ho Secondly, six months.
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"Time. All right. Are we ready to? Yeah. We should throw it. All right. We're gonna go through the Philly blunt. We're just gonna shoot you rapid fire questions. Give us rapid fire. Hey, guys. You know, this has been a very nicely experience yet. He's awesome fail this test here. Okay. Now. Now, I could take a fun guage, John. All right. Most underrated film of all time. And now your big film buff. Give us an underrated film. I'm gonna say Mars attacks. Okay. Mars attacks. I think that is an underrated film. It's very funny and actually scary at points. And it shows the attitude that the martians have I mean, it's not the greatest film, but it's pretty underrated. Okay. Greg you're on the mount Rushmore Philly comedians who were the other three. Who are the other three chip Trant chancery at that John cancel because and Todd glass, okay? Nice nice. I had to say John and chip because I know and Todd glass out there, and he came out of the closet. So he's a big thing. Okay. Favorite city to play. Besides film. Doylestown Santa to the d. Yeah. I'll say Alantic city because Atlantic City, you can always go to ocean. And I love it down Atlantic City. What's your favorite poured game? Sorry. How old was the weird when he lost his virginity fourteen? Comedian that everyone thinks it's funny then you think shit. Carrot top. No, I didn't mean that Scott. George burns. I, you know. Gallagher gallagher. All right. Who was somebody that you've worked with that? Most people like, but they don't know that they're actually kind of an asshole Jay Leno seems like it. I've I've heard him. But he was very mean to to other comics, you know, like all these convicts were real nice to see them. This is over the old days over at the Middle East restaurant when it was upstairs their comedy works. And he was playing there and a lot of comedians wanted to meet him, and he was very mean. And condescending to a lot of really nice guys. Okay. And I saw him backstage a couple of times being mean to like indiscriminate people or something like that. I guess that's you know, how you get to the top. And all those cars. Yes. This every week. Give me something beautiful about Philadelphia. The heartbeat. Okay. Because it's always something zone in Philadelphia. Okay. It's got a good heartbeat. And it's an always something the same acts that go to New York they'll pass through here this without as much, you know. Yeah. It's it's the beat of the city. It's a little less than New York. But I kind of want that I always kind of wanted me to you know, and it's a little more than Baltimore. So. So. Slowdown. Philly any day over New York any debt, and the mutter museum is something that is very beautiful on everybody should go see that. And you know, they have. They have the original Siamese twins skeletons there. Okay. And so this is my last one because I have to catch the bus like a true for the Delfin. Oh, my would have been on time. Are you doing this to the day you dyers there's there exit plan? You know, I thought about you know, getting out of it. But once it gets in your blood, it's in your blood, and obviously I'll be doing it. You know, when AVI making depends jokes and. Man that thanks, even if I have Alzheimer's, you know, I still have an audience because you know, unforgettable. I love it. Yeah. No. I think that. Yeah. It's it's fun to go onto the end because I play all old folks homes and stuff, and I'm sort of an old soul. You know, even when I was a kid, I was an old soul. So I I sort of I'm not fearing the future. But you know, I'm sorta got embracing. Last one. I have it would be a pet. Now's well tweeted about how your legend Dennis Miller recently talked about how your legend. What is it about the legendary wig that has kept you? So that you're you're in some ways it could mean every young comedian Philly has legendary with story. Everyone wants you to see their act. Why is it that you are? I mean, you have lived up to that legendary Monica every comedian Philly loves you. Why do you think that is? I think I come from a big family. So I kind of introduced people to other people who will do them good or or are doing the same thing that they're doing that was one of my main functions at the laugh house was to Cima make these comics assimilate into the world of comedy, you know, people see it in a certain way, and you know, and it looks unattainable. But I I showed them, you know, that it's attainable. I mean, if I can do it anybody can do. And I I saw always pass that along even back in my in my beginning days because a lot of times, the, you know, I had more of a worldview, and a, you know, a family view, and I would I would treat it like that. And I think you know, I think I was able to you know, I I was successful at doing that. I know that because a lot of people went on to bigger and better things, and I knew them from the beginning when they first came in all dough, then go, and I'm to tell jokes know, and this legacy is all about how people remember what you did for me. And I'm sure he will seem like a great guy. I'm trying to now. Just get a natural reaction to this with. All right is a national publication row bible dot com. And they did the most overrated comedians of all time, and they say number nine is carrot top. Almost all the comedians on this list. Have at the minimum some sort of Honey to them carrot top not so much this jackass flunks on stage with premade props that are about as funny as the holocaust PS. You wanna see a real prop comedian Phillies zone? Legendary wit has been getting it done with normal props in real jokes. For decades. Check him out feel when you hear that. Well, you know, I always kind of feel good about what I do. I I'm not one account. My my accolades, I wanna I wanna go onto the future. Sometimes. And that's why I'm in a rock and roll band now. Called the roddenbury's, and we do Star Trek centrism, Wisconsin with Scott Johnson. Yes. And two of the tie in boys and just an array of people who play for Martha Graham cracker. And you know, who are very good musicians. And they let me sing. Okay. And I think that's kind of you know, kind of like. It's just icing on the cake for me because you know, I I never got to sing. When I was you know, being a comedian all comedians wanna saying all singers wannabe comedians. Can I? They're both equally bad at both. I mean, if you're a double threat, then that's that's something. Great. But I thanks good. We've loved having on the show too. I can I tell you the best man, I think you were in prison back in the day man, while I put that behind me right now, you know. Frizz is that shows you're really old, okay. You know? I just say NBC. Okay, CBS. We've just the best one just not shut off the milk boy to for having voice, south milk. Why is yes? And it used to be lickety-split, folks. But I guess they look at split. But they were on bar rescue remember. Yeah. And now that workout I guess not. That sounds like. Yeah. Let's go get high with. Okay. I will do that. All right. Thanks so much. Thank you. Everybody. Philadelphia. Joe talking to the home of brotherly love and blood demands office is covered in bugs that you've creams cuts Switzerland.