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"raquel" Discussed on Unladylike
"He all and welcome to unladylike. Kristen i'm caroline and y'all just heard. Today's guest raquel willis speaking at the brooklyn liberation march. Last june felts like the air was like electric like something new was happening here. We were entering a new era by day. Raquel communications director for the ms foundation for women but for the past five years she has been working twenty four seven on the front lines of the trans rights movement last summer as historic numbers of protesters flooded the streets and response to george floyd murder a group of multiracial gender expansive activists including raquel organized the brooklyn liberation march. They wanted to call attention to the fact. That police brutality. Disproportionately harms black. Trans people the march was quite possibly the largest protest for black trans lives ever the bigger estimates around twenty thousand folks which is shoes we thought. Okay we'll maybe we'll get you know a few hundred folks maybe a few thousand folks but you know when we were speaking at the brooklyn museum and we were kind of on the balcony level. The dress code was to wear white and it was a nod to asylum parade that the nwa c. p. had in the early Twentieth century focus on the victims of lynching and so that was kind of like our aesthetic nod and when you looked out from that balcony it did look a sea of white you know and people came in in their entire and it was. It was a powerful day. Can you describe standing up there and and talking to the crowd. What what did that feel like for you. It felt powerful but it. It also felt like i was really the vessel and it was one of those moments where fight not worried about how my voice founded you know. I think that's what trans woman that is a very common experience with like having all of these second guesses about. How do i found feminine enough. Do i sound like a woman. You know like those are real insecurities i carry around as transpire fan and to speak to tens of thousands of folks as my authentic self open as a trans woman. Not being worried about what it meant for anyone to read me. Trans not necessarily filling unsafe in that moment was a powerful experience. And now when i had had before that moment today on unladylike it's the making of a modern day movement leader i. We're following rebels path to the brooklyn museum balcony and the pivotal events that awakened her activism. Then we're digging deeper into transgender inclusion in feminism the weaponization of womanhood and the onslaught of anti trans laws that are sweeping the nation. Okay so back before you're out here. Leading a movement we actually all work together That is how raquel you mean. Carolina all met. I think it was around twenty fourteen. So we were all working for how stuff works in atlanta. Which is now. I heart podcasts. So how would you compare the raquel. We met back then to kill. Yeah wow just a little question to kick things off. Yeah rock hill. Twenty fourteen was a much different person. So i was definitely Coming to terms with what it meant to be open in my career as a transgender woman Interestingly enough when i started at then how stuff works. I wasn't how you know. I hadn't had any conversations with any of my colleagues at that point nine sworn to myself that if the need arose i would come out but i was still kind of navigating him what we consider be like style. So that means kind of you know people not saying you're tran. You're not saying you're trans there. But like you know you're kind of flying under the radar or in the closet as i think most people know it to be. I actually came out december of that year just a few days after the holidays The death of leila born yang transgender girls who seventeen years old. She died by suicide after being estranged from her family and community and sense conversion therapy. Lay there there was so much that went on in her life and she set her suicide letters published on tumbler after committing the act and i remember reading her letter and she just talked about how she didn't see a future for herself that she wished that society would be fixed that somebody needs to fix that in that really just kind of tore down my thoughts around staying south in my journalism and online media career. And so it's it's interesting. I posted a video on youtube. Got like four thousand views. Which at that time was like. Oh my god. Is this viral. Four trillion views early viral shouts little bags. So it's like it was it was resetting for me because it really put in perspective the importance of everyone and i didn't have a platform at that time right so it was really mean raquel as like the person who was going to work everyday and and trying to figure out herself in the world who had to decide it's going to take some risks and put some things on a on the line because they are trans you who are out here. Don't see a future for themselves. So at what point did you start to get interested in using your voice in activism and organizing everything kind of started to coalesce After learning about leila's leila alcorn death. The young girl the backdrop for those years leading up to it was kind of the emergence of the movement for black lives I had known about the death of or the really. The murder of a black trans woman named john nettles and twenty thirteen. So this social justice.
What do we know about the fast-spreading COVID-19 variant in California?
"Public health officials here in California say they've identified a variant of the coronavirus that appears to be spreading faster across the state. From member station KQED in San Francisco, Raquel Maria Dillon reports. As California approaches three million cases of Corona virus, researchers say they have identified a new strain different than a highly contagious variant, first identified in the UK And this one is not really knew. It was first detected in California this past May. But since early last month, researchers say its prevalence has grown in California, from 4% to 25% of the samples submitted to labs for genomic sequencing. Santa Clara County Public health officer, Dr Sarah Cody. We have had a number of large outbreaks in this variant has been identified in those outbreaks. Scientists are trying to figure out if this train now found in several counties is more contagious and how it responds to vaccines.
California Flooded With COVID Cases as Los Angeles County Sees Cases Double in Last Month
"An influx of covert 19 patients in California is stretching hospitals and healthcare workers to their limits. Rachel Raquel Maria Dylan of member station KQED reports, officials say it could be an early sign of a post Christmas surge. The rate of coronavirus tests coming back positive over the past seven days in California has jumped to 14%. L. A County public health officials say the number of cases there doubled in the past month and past 800,000 on Saturday. Hospitals across the state are bracing for a spike in new cases following the holidays. Intensive care unit availability was at 0% in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley this weekend in the San Francisco Bay area. ICU capacity fell to 5.1%. That means all but the northern stretches of the state are below the 15% threshold. It would allow a gradual
$73M To Go Toward Compensating Patients Of Former UCLA Gynecologist Accused Of Sexual Misconduct in Los Angeles
"The coronavirus. All the major stock indexes were up. Especially the Dow, which finished 1.6% higher. The Dow is now within striking distance of hitting 30,000 for the first time. Stocks that have been hurt by the pandemic, such as airlines and energy companies were higher. Investors were also responding to comments over the weekend from advisers to President elect Joe Biden, who said no nationwide lockdowns are being contemplated. Jim's a roly NPR news Yes and P Rose 41 points today. You're listening to NPR live from KQED News. I'm Raquel Maria Dylan. This is where we are Now. This is me sounding the alarm that San Francisco Mayor London Breed announcing that the city has jumped from the least restrictive yellow tier of the state's coronavirus related reopening plan. Over orange and back to the red tear, and that's effective tomorrow. This means non essential offices must close down again. Jim's can on Lee stay open a 10% capacity. Among other restrictions. San Francisco Public health director Dr Grant Colfax, the rate of increase that were seen in California. This faster and steeper than the summer surge. And here in San Francisco, we're seeing an explosion of new cases throughout the city, with the virus becoming more widespread. Colfax says the city's hospitals and intensive care units are able to care for everyone now. But he warned that may not be true if cases continue to rise. The University of California system has reached a proposed $73 million settlement with seven women who accused a former gynecologist of sexual abuse as part of the class action lawsuit more than 6000 patients of Dr James Heaps. Could receive part of the settlement. Ah federal judge must approve the proposed settlement, which was filed today in federal court. Patients have accused heaps of sexual assault and sexual misconduct between 1983 and 2018. He has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges involving seven women and denied wrongdoing. He's due back in state court next month. I'm
"raquel" Discussed on Going Through It
"Before we get into this week's episode I WANNA. Let you know that it evolves themes around suicide in self harm. If you're worried about yourself or somebody that you love please please please reach out to the national suicide prevention hotline that number is one, eight, hundred, two, seven, three, eight, two, five, five South Carolina everything. This is going through it a show about women who found themselves in situations where they said no no thanks. I'll have nine and they made a decision to make a change in turn something around. I'm your host, Tracy, Clayton? They're all of these like successful algae. Hugh plus folks Thank it gets better. It gets amazing. All these different things and the truth is for a lot of people that doesn't get better. That's Racquel Willis. Today Racquel is a writer editor and transgender rights activist. She's done organizing work at the transgender law center and she was executive editor for out magazine. Big things big things happen. But at this point of her story, she was just trying to get a footing. So my relationship to Queer and Trans Activism prior to Leila Alcorn stuff. was kind of non existent I also had been in the closet. Gender identity working, and almost the middle of Georgia. My first job as a newspaper reporter picture of. The year is twenty fourteen. You cannot get rails happy out of your head and you also cannot stay off tumbler because tumbler was it. It was the place to be. It was so revolutionary because people there were using their own voices to talk about themselves learn about their own realities and there was a fourteen year old trans girl from. Lee alcorn that Raquel became aware of who did just that she used the platform to discuss and process her life. So Leela alcorn with a Yang Trans girl who really had learned so much about her identity she was active online as of millennials she became known in our community when she wrote a suicide letter that was set to publish on Tumbler after she had died by suicide Leila had battling both depression and parents that she felt were really unsupportive. It was kind of that bizarre instance of using technology to kind of say you know what you were. Going through and then to also have this translates youth telling the world that she was GonNa die because she couldn't a future for herself. When I sat with Racquel, she read the part of Leila's suicide note that resonated with her the most when I was fourteen I learned what transgender meant and I cried of happiness after ten years of confusion I finally understood who I was I'm mmediately told my mom and she reacted extremely negatively telling me that it was a phase that I would never truly be a girl that God doesn't make mistakes that I am wrong. If you're reading this parents, please don't tell us here kids even if you are Christian or are against transgender people don't ever say that to someone especially your kid. There was so much of Leila that Racquel on herself even reading this now I'm like, yeah, this was like me at the age came out of fourteen out gay I didn't have the language of transgender and I grew up in a very catholic environment. So the idea of like charts turning back on you and your parents choosing their faith of our farming you was was an imminent threat I. Always when we're cal I read Leila's note she felt so many fill in all at once I bar since it's here's just as I read more and more about her and I don't something just compelled me to do something different and not care about being. Silent anymore and I stagger these boxes on my like little rinky-dink coffee table and I put my laptop up they are and I recorded myself and I I made this short video where I'm dislike crying you know about this that feeling of helplessness like as a Black Trans Woman and the South I knew what that felt like Racquel hill posted a video to youtube not sure what kind of response she was going to get it got picked up by. BBC They saw it and they asked me to be on this radio show Racquel knew that this opportunity with the BBC could really open up the conversation about Black Trans Women that nobody at the time was having. She had just one little problem. I wasn't out at this now, second job that I was I was like, what's the point of being out? You know let me just like navigate as seamlessly as possible like I did in my last job but killed knew that in order to speak on Trans Women issues in the importance of their voices, she had to use her as I. I really only had like a day to kind of thinking through and I told my immediate boss was woman. Yeah was trans and that I was going to be talking about my experiences on BBC and then she talked to her boss who is like the the of like entire company. Who was a straight man? And I was Oh, how could this go but he also was like very supportive of and they were like you should do it by your voice is necessary inside did speaking on the BBC was a huge turning point racquel found her voice and now she was not afraid to use it. Soon she grew huge following on twitter and before you know it, she became somebody that folks looks who regarding issues facing the Trans Community I think the situations around Leela and subsequently being on the BBC just made me felt like I could be a mirror for other. Trans People. Now I sit down with Kale right as the pandemic it but it was also.
How Buscabullas Raquel Berrios Wrote Her Way Back Home In Regresa
"That's nominaux by. And that dreamy voice belongs to use half of the INDIE pop duo. The other half is her partner Co, parent Louis value. The couple started making music together while living in New York, but after Hurricanes Maria hit Puerto Rico. It decided it was time to go back home that return in the very meaning of home inspired their new first album. That could SA. I am not a native Spanish speaker, so I had never heard the word was skull Ya and so I loved it and I love the definition being a troublemaker. Are you by nature a troublemaker? I mean I would say no. But I do like i. kind of like what it implies in a way I do think that I'm always curious. I don't know I feel like I. Do have may be a troublemaker sort of nature when it comes to maybe making music like I like to take two worlds that are not supposed to come together and bring them together like to create and work with tension, so maybe in a way. That's why I was very much drawn to the name. Growing up in Puerto Rico. What kind of music was on her? On my Dad's side, a lot of so three. Oh Music Rock. He loved rocks and on my mother's side. My mom was more like an MTV head like. She just loved Madonna Prince Chardonnay. She was like more like mainstream. So I think that she will was more to English meet like English spoken music, and Spanish music, so we heard a lot of that, and that's mostly what Puerto Ricans here like we you know. Our airwaves are all like top forty American music, so we grew up with a lot of American music on the radio. But also like. And a lot of the Puerto Rican music was really has always been really important for my dad and my dad really taught me to love the music that was from my home country. Sucre up on the island. What's the turning point where you decide? You want to move to New York. Well I mean I studied architecture and design, and it was working at an office, and then I felt that really that may be. Our design wasn't really what I wanted to do. Like a wanted to be creative. And, so, I got I got into Rhode Island. School of design for my master's degree and I decided to textiles, and so I kind of knew that I might ticket to get into new. York was to actually go to maybe a school where I could get a job in new. York because I always dreamt about going to New York I mean my. My mother was born in the Bronx, and my parents were flight attendant, so I saw them come back and forth, and you know. New York has such a powerful presence in movies in the media. always felt like as a creative person that I wanted to go to New York and see like like I wanted to kind of find myself creatively there. How did you meet Lewis? Lewison I met at a friend's Party I. Mean I feel when you're Puerto? Rican your Puerto Rican near New York. You're bound to just be in party you'll. You'll probably meet anybody if you're around the same age I had the sort of like Make Ban with my friends Ban The way you putting it in quotation marks. Because I think it was sort of like mostly like a band that we never really kind of record anything we had songs, but it was mostly to pass the time and have fun like it was a timer. Like single just writing about like you know like just being single in the city, and it was kind of like a silly kind of project, but we were kind of playing our songs and. We used to do like weird like Spanish covers of pop songs, and we were doing a cover of bed romance of Lady Gaga in Spanish. and. I didn't know how to finish the song. I didn't know the cords Lewis comes in. I know the course of that song. And then he came in, and we finished a song from there on I knew he made music that he had like a whole history with bands. He had actually come to New York to make music end. Just like that we connected. We started hanging out jamming and. I showed some demos that I had with with the beginnings of what was boost cowboy Dan was super excited about it and immediately we. We hit it up and we started making music and we fell in love. But which came first the music or the Romance I have said a music came I for sure I. Main I'm seven years older than Louis so in a way I kind of felt a little bit like I. Don't really know if this is GonNa be a good thing. Again felt a little bit nervous, but I'm like, but I have a lot of fun with this person and he's super talented, so the music did come first.
Optimize Your Brain Health and Resolve Conflict with Raquel Younglove - burst 01
"If a brain isn't getting nutrients to help it function and we're going to be emotional we're going to have hard time focusing we're going to struggle in our job relationships school and just so even some simple ideas or tips on that are leafy green veggies or like kale spinach broccoli fish like tuna and salmon or nuts. It's funny. They talk about walnuts a lot and ironically walnuts even kind of look like the brain brain foods. I always think that's kind of kind interesting and then even are berries strawberries blueberries raspberries can just help give our brain the fuel it needs. So we can function better. Those are good tips
"raquel" Discussed on The Secret Lives of Black Women
"Beef aren't really by near experiences. And I think within a generation's time we we will start to have a deeper understanding of that. This is the secret lives of black women. I'm SHARLA and I'm Laurin and today we're talking about LGBTQ politics. I'm really looking forward to talking about this. And I'm excited to talk about this because I feel like as we think about the presidential election and politics like so often when we think of black issues we compartmentalize and just think of blackness as like. Oh it's just it's just this issue but black issues are LGBTQ issues and we have to bring those to the forefront to and our thoughts and our minds is like if our sisters are dying like that should affect you. You should care and be like rallied up to be like who's talking about this and I think a lot of us are talking about it. I think we've had such strides socially in making these issues. Everyone's issues and making them black issues. At least as far as I'm concerned you know if everybody free none of us free so none of us. None of us. So I'm very excited. I think we have absolutely the best person to chat about these issues. We're chatting with Raquel Willis. Raquel is a writer journalist feminist leader and transgender liberation activists. She founded an initiative at the transgender law center called Black Trans circles which creates space for Trans People in the South and Midwest to heal from oppressive traumas and at the time of this interview. Raquel was the executive editor about magazine. She spoke at the inaugural women's March back in two thousand seventeen and her writing has appeared everywhere from essence device. Bitch magazine Buzzfeed and Huffington Post. I am so excited to meet rebel and to get this conversation started. So let's just jump right in. Let's do it..
"raquel" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
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"raquel" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
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"raquel" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
"So when I walked through the doors of Song Land. I had no idea who it was going to be four and then when I found out that her was my artist. I'm like I can really hear her singing. This like she would kill it and just take it to a whole other level so for my first take of singing in front of the producers and her I remember. My heart was beating out of my chest. Sweaty palms like short of breath. Like all all of that. I was just so nervous and as a songwriter. I feel like it's even more vulnerable to do something like this because you're going in front of Grammy Award. Winning Songwriter Producers and a Grammy Award winning artist. And you're singing a song that you wrote from your heart you're just spilling your guts out. That was nerve wracking for me. Hello cool to be here. This is a song called wrong places. Let's hear it for all the wrong case. A look all these faces always looking for on one trump concern kill question. Mccain home that just think how I was told young to set but I just love tools. Sentimental looking for someone to write although woods to my instrumental. It's bitch bitches. Only thing green. How does make just onto the god she gets? After I finished singing Ryan header got the piano and he picked up the courts right away I was like Oh my God. He's playing these chords. It's crazy like they were coming up with ideas only me tell me that you think they don't even more like that could be the bridge. They started like changing a few different lines. Who'd have said show me how to love and then we again. I'm always looking for us when wind drunk and faded yes and even like lust with trust to like. It's this is just like when you're warned drunken faded. It was just the coolest constructive criticism that I've never really had the opportunity to have 'cause it's always just been me sending into my phone or just writing in my notes so just to have that bounceback with people that are just so well respected in the industry. I never thought in a million years that I would have that type of opportunity and that in itself was so cool so when I got to move to the second round I remember like like who who am I going to work with. I would be happy any which way because they're all amazing and so. I walked into the room and I saw Ryan. I was so excited. Because I'm such a big Fan of Ryan header as I am with the other producers as well but I just remember like when apologize came out ahead of my space in like anytime I would go. Through break-up apologize would be my song on my space to fit my mood so to even be in his presence. I was like I wanted to like bow down to him. But we sat down at first before even got into the music aspect of it and we just went through line by line and we were like okay. Let's make sure every single line makes sense. I was told him to settle age. Ain't the thing I'm just to sino-middle. Aj thing there at his age thing too sentimental so we changed lyrics to just kind of conclude each line. Originally it was looking for Lebanon. All the wrong places looking for love and all of these faces so we wanted to say looking for love and all the wrong places looking for love and all the wrong faces. We definitely changed that and we changed the end of the hook as well the lines. I've been feeling lonely. Homie told me that you think I'm pretty. Show me how to love again. So that's kind of cool because it keeps it open to the imagination and anyone can really take that line and make it whatever they want to mean and then we actually facetime her. As well which I didn't expect and came up with an idea dinnenn e which I loved so it started with an acoustic element and then started to progressively grow throughout the track.
"raquel" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
"So when I wrote wrong places, which is a song that I one song land with it was about a year ago, I was in Los Angeles and going through a break-up. Obviously, when you're in Los, Angeles, you can meet a lot of crazy people in. Not The most genuine people or Find yourself in east tricky situations and You know I was. Twenty four years old and I was having fun. I was going out with my friends, drinking lots wine and I just some such a hopeless romantic that I just always just wanted to meet somebody that just made me have that feeling that I was missing I was. In this weird place going through this break up, but also wanting to be loved and missing the love that I had in my past relationship. So that's kind of what inspired the song and I had these court ideas in my head. This really cool progression, and so sometimes I'll record that in my voice memos, and then I will start creating melodies over chords that I create my head, so that was kind of the process. It kind of started out me, singing, dum, dum, dum, dum dum! and. and. And then over that voice memo I would just keep it on loop, and I would just come up with melodies, and the one lyric that I sang was looking for love and all the wrong places. And then one of the lyrics was looking for love and other places, looking for love and all the wrong faces. I'm always looking for love. When wind drunken faded looking for love in all the wrong place A. Came for often knowledge face he. Always, looking for enough. When on one token faith? So. It's like I know going to looking for love in all of these. Wrong people in situations, but I still want it, and that's kind of. It was just as internal mental battle that I was having with myself like I. Want it I know it's not good and I'm romantic and maybe I shouldn't be doing this, but it's still kind of fun, and you know all of those like weird feelings that you have in a situation like that and from there. I sent my ideas. My rough ideas to my friend back home in New York Zach Powell who helped write and produce a song with me and he took what I did, and then made it even cooler, and created an even cooler chord progression. He got where I was trying to go with it and. It does really helped the song to grow. Originally I think he made it a little bit more Staccato and then we kind of tried to make it flow a little bit more and make it more fluid, so he did you know more progressions instead of just very choppy things and we just got it to a really good point of feeling like it had army vibe, but super pop and like just I. Don't know it's so hard for me to describe that part of things because it's like the way my brain works. I'm like all right that sounds. Sounds Great, right? That doesn't sound good, so we're not gonNA do that, so it's like I. Don't know his technique and I don't even know if he does because it's just like a natural God, given talent, but he's one of those people that get exactly what I want. Even if I can't like, verbally, express it if I just give him a few notes, or if I just sing the melody like I feel like he can just figure things out in his brain like a mad scientist. It's really crazy. And just started creating this idea, and then just ran with it, and then just went straight into the studio to record it. It was just really cool to see the progression of the track against..
"raquel" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
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"raquel" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
"My name is Raquel Castro. I'm from Long Island New York. I'm a singer. Songwriter and I won the her episode of Song. Land with my song wrong places. The first time anyone even mentioned songwriting to me I was probably around six years old and a family friend of mine was at my house. He's one of my dad's best friends growing up and he was in the music industry and he just started playing these chords on the guitar. And I at the time I loved beanie babies so I wrote a song about beanie babies and I just started kind of like free styling it and he I remember. He told me he was like. You're going to be a songwriter. One day when I was fifteen years old I started working with this producer and a friend of his. She was his co writer and they brought me out to Los Angeles and we did this cover. Actually that we released on Youtube and during that process we started writing songs together. I learned a lot from that experience. Like whether it was just being in the studio and learning how to professionally track my vocals and also just learned the actual structure of song. So then when I was sixteen years old I did a show called the voice on NBC. And I remember coming back home from that experience and just really being so inspired to write songs. I was surrounded by so many talented people on that show. I just remember loving everything that was going on and just being so inspired by them and learning so much from them hours like a sponge is kind of taking in and since then I just started letting everything pour out and I didn't really know where it was going to go and had a lot of learning to do as an artist and development but I just think from the experience that I had on the voice it was my first step professionally in the music industry and that's just kind of what set everything.
"raquel" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
"My journey as a songwriter. I think it's been kind of difficult to be honest in songs you know and to take something from your bedroom more from voice note to really recording it and putting it out into the world so. I know how tough it can be to be a songwriter. Then you also learned that there isn't much to learn you just have to speak from the heart. You have to be honest with yourself in your riding. My sound is so many things it's arm be at the core but it's so many other things and you know I. It's definitely emotional sometimes. It's electric sometimes warm. I don't know if it's just one thing. It's it's everything what makes a great song a great melody. You know something. That's unforgettable and unforgettable melody and I think the truth you know something that you know everybody has has felt or gone through or can relate to. I think those things make a great sal. I feel really hard when I hear a song that reminds me of a moment or memory or that reminds me of something. I feel most of like the purple rain album. Made me feel so much you know Dangelo. Those are some of my favorites Alicia keys of Lauryn hill songs in the key of life. All those albums or like my favorite these albums play over and over again. It never gets old and I always feel like I don't know what it is. That feeling is when you hear a great song but I get it from all those albums. Songwriters are so important you know. They don't get enough recognition. But you know for a lot of artists. They make the art senior. They make they make a lot of people. Feel something and you would never know that. It's the person writing like I feel like a lot of songwriters. Artists have written so many songs in and you see them walking down the street and you would never think like he wrote you. Know wrecking ball or songs that we we've known our whole lives. They don't get enough recognition. The experience of being at saw land is much more special because people get to see behind the scenes of what happens in writing sessions. It's like you're literally watching a writing session happen. And that's very rare. You know that doesn't just happen. People don't get to sit in on sessions people writing hit songs. The energy here is is so free. And it's so fun and it's like there aren't any rules but to just make a great song that's really why being here. I love Ester she's so dope she's created so many hits. Somebody songs that I still play. That are still in my playlist. And she's just a cool person like she's a great energy and and I think that's why she so successful at what she does because she loves it Shane on my Gosh you know. National is one of my favorite places to right and he has so much of that Nashville him. That just makes me so anxious to get in the studio with him. He's just so warm in his writing is incredible like he has written so many songs that I love and I know he knows about storytelling like he's really about storytelling. And that's that's my way of writing. Just picking up a guitar and being able to talk it out right. I Fan girled when I walked in. Because I'm such a huge Ryan Fan like I'm a huge Ryan Fan. I told him his voice has always affected me like I love his voice so much so the fact that I got to work with him on the show was like it was kind of a dream. Come true it was. It was kind of like a a vision board thing because I'm such a big Fan. That was the amazing her. So now we're going to hear from the winning writer. Rick Kill Castro and her journey as a writer and how she created her winning.
"raquel" Discussed on Give Them Lala ... with Randall
"And we are back with Raquel. How You Doing Bill Maher? He's still hanging in there with us. I am all right so I am excited that we just heard an incredible fairytale which I had no clue. Raquel and I are bonded. 'cause we both met our significant others at. Sir Now. She met him at you. Bill Elizaveta restaurant. It was about a block away. Okay so at least get that yet. Okay now the question I have for Raquel. Is Everybody shacked up? Everybody's GonNa down the aisles. Like the cool thing of twenty twenty. Oh my God. We're asking her about marriage now. We're asking if she wanted to ask you about the hitting the eye on the romantic one. No is by. The way is guys haven't discussed it but I'm is there any intention soon? Do you guys see that happening in the future. Has there been talks or or is it. Just you're going to wait to the right moment. Yeah I I definitely see that in the future for us We are. We're not in a rush. I keep telling him I'm not in a row because I still feel like I'm really young and I don't know I told her you were twenty five. I'm twenty five also. You're not winning of time. James hold this James. He's young too old. He's only twenty seven twenty. Oh you guys. Are you guys got if no right? We'll say this now. There have been moments that James and I are in. The studio and DOTS is definitely his bill bill. You know CAL is one so that'll definitely listen to me. I'm answering the question for your call. I'm like Oh they'll for sure there. Should I like rebels attitude like like? It's just a what's going to happen. I know it's going to happen and it's going to happen when we're both work you on the other hand. What your pressure pressure I didn't know that Russia you you said this shit's going down by the end of this year or you're going out. It was pretty much like that. But you don't remember that you gotTa Amnesia. Yeah well that was probably one of my in my drunk door. Okay so cal. Yeah Baby. Let's talk about. We have had two seasons together that have been rocky little rock. Yes absolutely and for you know you and I have had conversations off camera off podcasts. Where you know we've in my opinion have come a very long way and this season we had our coffee date which I know that we both felt was for me. It was a highlight. But I I loved filming that scene with that was one of my highlights because we got to speak on such like civilized and like Nice Level. Where like we were hearing other and And I just got to talk to you about my experience with James his steps to sobriety and I feel like we were able to really like relate in a way absolutely. I felt like we related in that moment to and I have to ask because I am obviously a hothead you have been on the receiving end. How in the world do you maintain being so calm and poised during attack? Like what the hell did your mom teach you to be like no no. I don't know born that way implying that I recall raquel. I give it to you mad credit mad props because I am on the receiving end. Sometimes of my fiance's frustration. I use the word frustrations but and I. I'm pretty level headed babe. Don't you think I mean I pretty? Yeah pretty normal but but I think I think you're not marrying Walla so the fact that you can be calm is mad props to you now. I really think it's amazing. Do you like when you go into filming. I know I asked you this. But like 'cause you don't know what to expect in your soul like normal and level headed right. What is your process of being like? Okay I know I got into it with lar- whatever like going into a scene like how do you maintain that? I mean I'm telling you for advice here. I'm going to shut up right after this. I knew where she was going to his face because she was basically a hit on the head. She wants you to help her raquel. Give her advice. How does she remained? Calm please I wish I had an easy answer for you but all I can say every time I go in to seen filming I try to just like be really happy going into it and like I don't know try to enjoy the moment because it's in those moments where I grow personally in the sense that I get super anxious when we do film if we're in to the that stops aren't the easiest and I'm very non-confrontational so right it's it's basically it's your DNA the way the way the weight the way that you function day to day. You don't like that. Is your sister like calm till I like to normal now? No she's not. She's the adversary opposite. Oh my Gosh I love it have you. Have you ever battled with her? No more our age gap is too much here six years apart so we never like battled it out like that. Okay but your child and your sisters more of the one that's like just a killer not a killer but you know what? I mean to a fighting. Yeah okay I totally get it. Wow I I mean I have told you this many times and before we sign off until you again you have been. You've made an extremely you know hard life changing moment coming onto this show. I know it's not easy and from the bottom of my heart. I am sorry that you've been on the receiving end of my wrath. It will not happen again and I wanNA tell you not only were you cool calm and collected. You are so fucking fun to watch this season. Raquel you need to know that all that this is so I mean this I wanNA. We weren't if we weren't in Quarantine. I would hug it out with both of you right now. This is really sweet. That's I and I and I love that. You share your story because it really is a beautiful story and. I think sometimes we don't just like you know Lal on I like people don't get to see all of us and I think just like people get all of you and James and hearing. Kinda how you came together and the love that you have and you're you got pushed into this world like I did and it's not an easy world being and I give you a lot of a lot of respect for that so thank you so much. We're so happy that you that you gave us some of your quarantine time and I hope that you go and enjoy the rest of your day. My Love to you guys were so fun to have and we appreciate it. Yes by okay. Wow I have to say like there have been many moments and I'm not going to get choked up about this. I'm sure it's because I'm like stuck in this house bouncing off the wall but you know filming a reality. Tv show is a lot of work. It's a lot of pressure you're asked to be surrounded by people that you don't always click with or see and you know most times people wanNA slam you for the way that you've treated somebody and absolutely. I did not treated correctly but people also have to understand that we don't get one minute to sit back and reflect on what's happened or think about what's been said. We are thrown into positions. Where you know you either are a fighter like me or you're very cool and calm like Raquel and I respect that but I think you know the making up of my cast members when we can see eye to eye and show love because we're in this together. That is the most beautiful moment while I'm sitting here looking at you with tears in your eyes and makes me happy because I know you know and not to get into too much but I know that you have been very affected by just this thing with Raquel that happened on the show and you know anybody that like who I think should get the wrath of. Whatever I'M DOING. She is not the one I know pip really bad about that. Well I love you and I know that in your heart you're the sweetest two men in the world and I know that Raquel definitely not the sweetest human in the world you you. You're the sweetest human to me. Well Okay but what? I want to really grateful that. She came on the PODCASTS. That was amazing. Like her talking about how she might. James Amazing and by the way what I'm trying to say is this is that you are the sweetest in inside. That's who you are and I think that you're put in a situation that you know you're on a show where where you guys are together every day for months and months and months and months and months and and people explode and I think the fact let me say this the fact that today you can sit here and admit you know your your faults right. That's how big of that that that takes a lot of courage just like it took her a lot of courage to be able to come on the PODCAST and say. Hey we are okay. We are friends now. We bury the hatchet. And I wanNA tell you that you the same out of credit. 'cause you don't give yourself any credit ever and I'm looking at you and I know you still probably won't give yourself credit but law. It takes a lot to apologize. Say something that I the part that I need to work on is when I went off on Racale the two two times this season what she was saying. I felt that I was the things that I cared about. Were attack even last year. I felt that she was attacking my dad and I needed to take a step back like she's not meaningless in an ill way she's not you but you also dead. I took it and I was like. I'm ready to fight and I should know by now the difference when someone's trying to be evil in mean and when someone is saying something where I'm taking it the wrong way. WanNa say again your. It's huge view to be able to apologize. Say You were in the wrong at the same time. And I'm not I mean I am your partner but I'm also GONNA be honest. You're in a really really difficult place the last year. Losing Your Dad you were. I mean you were in the spiral so yeah I mean I'm not justifying anything. I'm just saying you weren't in your right head because you lost your debt so so now now today I look at you and I see a different woman San sitting here saying you know what sorry. I didn't mean to come at you that way. You didn't deserve that and look at you two now. Now you guys are friends and you guys talk. And she trusted to come on our podcast. Which is huge of her. And and it's huge of you to be able to want her to come on so. I just think if we weren't in quarantine right now we'd all be at dinner. Yeah and I want to say one more thing before we sign off most people that know me know I. I know that I have negative comments in my hands. I know that I have negative comments in the comments section. Which is why I avoid reading them because it affects me however when I watched the show back and I saw my behavior that is what is sitting with me not anything else I mean the other day we did Andy Cohen. Show Watch Robin's life and he was like a lot of people I asked him. I was like. Are you asking me this questions? It I get a lot of hate from that. And he was like Oh. We had so many comments about it so I had no idea until he said that I was already feeling badly about what was going on so I'm just really grateful. We had her on. She's a frigging hot ice but I always see own. It was fun because she she even told she gave it up on the first night. A girl after my own damn heart. I'm sure she's going to be like Oh. No I don't want to be in girl after Laos art okay. I'm just gonNA leave this alone. I want to say you already look lighter and happier like the fact that yeah. I think you know. Look this week I don't know anymore I'm just gonNA leave it at that week. Whatever of quarantine. Because this is I feel like we live in quarantine out but I think doing this. Podcast connects us to people that are kind of in the same boat and I think you know I wanna say relationships are hard and then when you put people in quarantine. They're harder so anybody out there that's going through a tough moment in their relationship stay positive and stay strong and just keep working through it because the stronger you are in quarantine the better your relationship will be out of quarantine absolutely we are sending you all all of our love and prayers in before we sign off and I tell you guys to go sleigh the day. Let's listen to some voicemails. You ready ran. This is like my favorite part of. I know it's so fun. Great I feel like I know these people. Yup Hi Laura I'm Randall. This is Andrea from Atlantic city..
"raquel" Discussed on Give Them Lala ... with Randall
"Him but once he invited you to the after party you went there and what happened did you let him hit it the first night. Rick Eleven. You're a lady oh my. I can't believe you're asking me because no one's asked me straight up that way. No one past me and the answer is yeah. It was one night yes to my girl. Cow Say something say something you know. Lalla. What's the same? She was the same and I will say look at us now and look at UNM. Now there we go see. I always tell people I'm like you know what I don't think that that that like holding off the cookie really applies at all tonight and I love okay. So then you go your Sonoma's this point right like you just came in for. Were you at home for Christmas at this point. At this point it was my third year in college. Okay so I would at cinema state in northern California so ended up being not James wanted to continue dating me and he was down to do long distance So the first day that we had when he came up to visit me we went line tasting. Because that's what we do. Incidentally TAP CLASS HERE. We go barrel tasting. Then we get a party bus. We got a party bus and we went out there to all the different Winery this is romantic. I really had I swear to you. Live no idea that the I mean. This is a great fairytale it is. It really is and then so. How long have you guys been together when you made your first appearance on? Vander pump rules must have been maybe five months because we met the first January and then we started filming that summer. Oh my gosh dot was quick recall and I want to. I'm really GonNa like pick your brain. We're GONNA take a short break and we will be back in a hot second with a Beautiful Rick. Eleven you guys know. I'm obsessed with jewelry. I love me some diamonds. I love me some gold. I love it all and I just recently found or eight or eight is fine. Jewelry made in New York City founded by women for women pieces range.
"raquel" Discussed on Give Them Lala ... with Randall
"Thing but I would never speak up. I would never speak up in class. I was always so scared you because I never thought that I had the right answer and it wasn't until I went to college. That things started clicking for me. Would you do me a favor? Can you take back? Ju just so I understand. You grew up in northern California. Is that correct? No I actually grew up in thousand oaks which no way. And just just give me a snippet of like you started modelling pageant. How did it kind of all begin for you because you say you were this quiet kid but I mean obviously you had a lot of ambitions so tell me tell me how that all came together and then how it leads you to kind of enter puppet? I was very ambitious because I was so nervous about talking but I wanNA push myself out of my comfort zone. So that's what drew me into pageantry I was always scared to like talk in front of other people so going in and being judged an in person interview and being onstage in swimsuit and evening gown that really pushed me outside of my comfort zone and when I was able to you know. Help myself grow in those ways. Their limit. Let me ask question are I've seen these. Tv shows right. Which I'm sure you have where they show pageants are the reserve mom like a pageant. Mom Stage is it like that or I mean. Have you seen other moms like that when you were coming up in it because I find it fascinating and it's got to be a very surreal experience like just being on stage at a young age and having the talk and do all these different things is there? Is there drama in that world that you saw you were? She shielded from that now now. I didn't start competing on patents until later like when I was a teenager like sixteen so I never experienced the toddlers. Ntr person but I can tell you from my experience. It's nothing like that. Okay Okay so you started pageants in your teenage years. Obviously you're modeling as well and you're going through this and you're going through your education you're going through your education and then what Happ- where where does that take you. Go to you decide. You want to go to college. Get a degree which I understand. I don't want as well but at that point do continue the MA. Just kind of take me through that last part into Los Angeles and how you mentioned. 'cause I'm I'm intrigued. I'm very intrigued and I competed for Miss Hollywood. One of the judges wanted to sign me because she had a modeling agency. So that was my little gateway into the modeling world as little nature recall. It's really fun. And then I decided to go to Cinema State University and get my degree in kinesiology and I would love to work with kids special needs in the near future with that. Did you know that law Do that's amazing that is I had no idea that is so. That's why it has a very sweetheart but that's why a podcast. Because I would've never known this and now we're Carolina like have a whole different. I always liked. You always been respectful to each other but knowing that you wanna work with kids especially. I mean that tells a lot about somebody I mean. That is a real. Yeah Okay so do you study that and then and I was modeling for a Boutique called Ula while I was in school so I was doing photo shoots with them once a week and not kept my modeling career going for the time being and then. I guess two years ago when I moved down to. La and James. And I have our own place here. Can we tell me all on because this is the exciting part? You whether you like it or not. You have a ton of fans I know Lalas and James I have two or three my mother and my dad and my sister but let me. So how do you even meet James? Because I don't know that story at all. How does that start? No Randall's never challenge. It's like a perfect. I love it. Tell me tell me tell me. It didn't recall it didn't involve range rovers right just getting just getting. That's my story. Unfortunately ranged river's okay. Tell me tell me how you guys met. That's really cool okay. So My Sister. Kate invited me out to nears eve with her super last minute. I had no plans but I have my sorority sister with me. So he went out and we went to pump. We had dinner at their vacations at pump and James was DJ. -Ing and I was sat at table number seven which is right by the deejay booth. That's great I love the You. Remember the table number okay. So Story J. Booth and I thought he was so cute and I had gotten out of a relationship recently at that time and James was like the only guy that I thought was really attracted so I go over there and I song requested beyond. Say He's like well. I don't normally take song requests but for you I will. I love this story on such a romantic. This is awesome. Yes but first time I heard his British accent. Oh my God into time and I was like. Oh my God like for a moment. I thought he was faking his accident. Because it was so strong right it caught sit like a point but it was like such a big British event but now looking back on it looking back on it. I've noticed that Janes amp up his British accent according according to WHO? He's talking toward that needs. When he was out there recall meeting. He likes you end to it. I know oh Jesus God swagger sweat already know James has got swagger but knowing this so what he saw you he went from like Oh in America to however cal will definitely an American. He's like True Blue British so funny that he like amped it up for cal. That's I think that's a door. So after he puts plays a song. What happens next okay? So the countdown scrape and then countdown New Year's Eve countdown and so. He's like announcing it on the Mike and I'm like dancing by him and then he pulls me over and we get that midnight all this. The greatest stories like Cinderella was pretty now. So then he Kim bided my sorority sister Mandy and I to this place used Zhang afterwards like hell. Yeah Hell Yeah. Let's go mandy like being my wing woman. Let's go mandy is is definitely going to be your maid of honor and she has more sure she will definitely be a bridesmaid. Okay let me wait. Let me ask. Let me ask another two questions so first of all after just getting to know you more here you and I have a bond on how we met our significant others because I as you know Matt Lalla for the first time when she was manning the hostess stand at what I had a Christmas demining the hostess Man Well Sir. Yes so I'm there. I'm at Lala at the same. I know that those those places that Lisa Vander pump owns are just like the cold a lot of love saying I love story. I had no. I had no idea I love this story about jobs. I had no idea the once you once you you. You didn't follow him but once he invited you to the after party you went there and what happened did you let him hit it the first night. Rick Eleven. You're a lady.
"raquel" Discussed on Give Them Lala ... with Randall
"Al I am. I got out of say you are awesome and just so cool to just come on here and I know that you in Lala had some Bandra pomp drama. But you know what that's behind us and I just want people to get to know you because you know. I don't know you that well but I know James obviously for a long time now and. I just think that I can't tell you how excited I am for you to be here and for me and everybody to kind of get to know a lot more about you so. I just want to thank you amazing. Thank you now. I'm excited to be here talking to you guys too so you said earlier like you get you. Get nervous doing podcasts. And you know last year during the reunion you have told us that you struggle or have struggled with anxiety and things like that. What is it like for you coming on? You know you you met James and then you just became a personality on reality TV nine. I'd call myself a person who I know. You're definitely a person I will. I will say rick out this season watching. You has been pretty epic. You've gone toes. I've already told you this when we've had our phone conversations like you handle yourself with grace and poise. I wish I could do that. Unfortunately I'm cut from a very dingy cloth but you know we let that just let it go but what is it. What is it like for you to like watch yourself on TV when you you know you were model model like when you film what is your mindset? It really weird watching myself on TV. I don't particularly enjoy it. That makes two of us. Were Cal. Trust me two of us. Oh my gosh is that were really like what am I doing right now with my face And I guess it makes me more aware of you know your Gestures or anything. But I'm filming in. General is definitely an anxiety induced time. Because I do get anxious and nervous just about talking and general growing up I n class. I like always the quiet one always a while. Teachers had wow like. I'm obviously not surprising.
"raquel" Discussed on Give Them Lala ... with Randall
"Hey all you cool cats and kittens. It's Lila can't with around with. We have a super dope guest today. She is poised. She is elegant and she is a gangster when it comes to taking the wrath of La can't her name is Raquel motherfucking. How I got to tell you the reason I'm excited by having Raquel on is the fact you to have all this stuff going on about whatever to go at it or whatever whatever and she is the sweetest human and you have the biggest heart in the world. So I don't understand any of this shit but I am excited to have her because I don't recall that well I know obviously just saying hi at different things yeah totally. I'm excited to get to know her because she's always so nice to me so genuine so and I'm sure you too. We'll talk and we'll hear that part of it but yeah I. I'm just glad you tour are talking in friends. And whatever was we'll we'll get into but I gotta tell you Raquel you know there's a lot of people on your show a lot of different personalities and Raquel from day one no matter what has been going on behind so so sweet so let me ask you a question This Lala Randall. Soon to be Mrs Lawa seem to be. We're in we're in quarantine here on week. Three hundred. Yeah it's getting it's getting. Oh Am I right to say that when we first got into quarantine? I had just gotten home so you already a weekend. Yes I got home day one. I think I wanted to full depression. Like what is going on. What just happened and you already had been in like a week. We to as like bouncing off the walls going nuts renting. Rv's you know going our house in Palm Springs Blah Blah Blah. You were happy as a clam. I saw you drawing every day. You have four hundred coloring books here in front of us right here you've got lizard. You're drawing you've got. I don't know you've got states and countries you were having the time of your life. Yes not only. Were you coloring them? We built our. We extend our pickle ball court right and now we've been blamed pickle ball that's been awesome totally so professional colors professional pickle ball player swimmer. Step mom everything and you have been the best attitude and I've been in it like the even pms while in Corinth okay. That was a rough as that. But we made it through all that and you kept a great attitude totally yesterday yesterday. Yeah I feel like you hit the wall. Yeah I'm hitting a wall today today. Only color give myself so many facials before I wanNA shoot everybody okay. I'm looking at you at least you're admitting it because you have had the most positive attitude maybe to you everyday. I've been has antisocial so for me it's like Oh don't leave your houses I'm like are you weeks of no jim three weeks of not seeing any friends any of your friends. Yeah is takes a toll. Yeah I mean all of my friends are homebodies so like if we don't see each other for a minute like at least we text and whatnot. The Gym is killing me. Jim Is Jim sets the tone for my whole day and I wanna Tell People. People don't know this so normally our schedule is we wake talked about this. We did we have so. You're me repeat it. I would prefer to talk about something different if we've already spoken about trauma repeater though okay. Okay but going backwards just saying when you go to the gym. It is your first win to the day after your calls. Yes and I've told people a hundred times. If I don't have a trainer I am not working out. My ass is getting flat. I've lost weight. You have lots wait. Is that a bad thing. I mean you're skinny already people they're like. Oh that's great me. I want thick thick asks. And I don't WanNa frigging thigh gap you know. I'm trying to be thicky thick pitch over here. Which is why. Yeah so I squatted lot. It's why eat a lot but I think it's because Jenna works my ass out so hard. It's my body is like meeting fuel all the time. I just want to preface whatever however you say your look right now I you look stunning thank you. I think you look beautiful every day. And that is the truth and you know. I say that they link you but what I do want to say is. We've hit this wall bonus. Yeah and we're looking outside. It's pouring rain right now and we're just like you know when does it and and we don't like him in the walking dead kind of yes like this is our. This is our base camp and the kids are the walkers because there's stuck at home all day everybody stuck. Are we hear them coming up the stairs?.
"raquel" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Like obviously the times are kind of down and everything's kind of down. I I have a song called reach for the stars and it's it's like initially when we're talking about this that I was even suggesting but like it's a song about the lyrics when you reach the stars risk it all for the chance to make it. This is a transfer about. It's a song about just it's uplifting and it's about like don't let love pass you by give love like it's just a song about doing what you want and you know doing what you love right from the start so. I think it's a positive message and these times. I think something positive like that would be good and we have a lot of deeper stuff but this would be Kinda cool risky for the chance to make this. Is What When you everything. This is a Hello everyone and welcome to a new episode of set. Leszek Bruce Your podcasts. All about Bruce springsteen his music and mostly is fans but tonight. We're getting off the Bruce springsteen train though he may come up because he normally does no matter who I talked to And we're going to talk a little independent We have a independent singer songwriter. Recall joining us. And we're going to talk about her musical journey so raquel. Welcome to the show. Tell my listeners. A little about yourself. Hi thanks for having me. I appreciate it Let's see here I. I'm from New Mexico originally four degrees Santa Fe New Mexico and I went out Came out to Arizona and I've kind of never left I travel back and forth to Nashville. La and wherever my music takes me. So we don't have a big music scene here. So I kinda go more to Nashville than anywhere to do music. But I've been probably singing and writing for like at least fifteen years is when I started. So yeah it's been it's been pretty cool dream of mine forever. That is great. We're going to. We're we're going to talk a little about that. They'll be links to her website. And she has a spotify playlist than There's a chance if you WANNA kick a few bucks her way. I know she'd appreciate it if you WANNA buy some music Which is always nice in today's Day and age To actually support artists but recount. We always like to start at the beginning so talk about growing up. You mentioned growing up in Santa Fe later moving to Arizona. But when you were a young one Was there a lot of music in the house where your parents musical? What kind of music do they listen? Do well On. My mom used to play the piano piano at her house so she play. She played like killing me softly and my son and House of the rising sun not night around And she'd play like just different music that we can at. We'd listened to and then eventually we'd sink to that. Of course we have to torture anyone that came over and they had to listen to me whether we were good or not. My sister And so we grew up with that all the time so it was kind of. Nice to just have music around all the time and then When I was younger I played Alto clarinet clarinet which doesn't really help me now. Unfortunately but It was cool to just like you know. Be Involved in the music. Somehow you know looking back. I wish I had started with guitar. I mean I did take some piano well but like obviously looking at my situation now. Had I taken more guitar than that would have really been beneficial for me Now but I still right regardless without neo being able to play the guitar in a lot of melodies comfortably and I still able to write just through my background of music so I don't know I think there may be a hot jazz quartet out there that needs a strong clarify. You know clarinet like think of Glenn Miller Although.
Rakell scores late in OT, Ducks beat Avalanche 4-3
"Ricard Raquel scored with one point two seconds left in overtime as the ducks beat Colorado forty three for the avalanche the defeat ended a seven game win streak Raquel said when he gained the puck he was aided by the Anaheim bench which counted down the final seconds as bitter as the loss was for the ads they did pick up a point to move to within two of central division leaders St Louis with the avalanche having a game in hand Bruce Morton Denver
How Is The U.S. Economy Doing?
"Begin today a little piece of audio you a mere twelve seconds. Not Too long won't be too painful but inside it. There is a whole lot to digest. Here you go. I believe that monetary policy is and a good place and should continue to support sustained growth a strong labor market and inflation running close to are symmetric two percent objective. Those those of you recognize that to be a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Not too tough really given the subject matter. Go to the head of the class. If you identified the Speaker as Richard Clara the vice vice chairman of the Fed a gold star to you. Now why are we starting with him. A couple of reasons honestly number one because the Fed has been taking some heat it lately for having gotten a lot of its economic forecasting wrong. Hello inflation number. Two because Clarita said today and chair Powell says often the really the economy's pretty good number three because pugh is out with a study today. That says not everybody out in the actual economy agrees with the fat so so two interviews with which to test those premises. I about the Fed Sarah Bender. She's a professor of Political Science at George Washington University where she studies the Fed. Welcome to the program. Thanks thanks for having me. What do you make of the vice chairman speech today and more importantly how the feds sort of is positioning itself in this economy right now? Well the Fed is saying saying so far. So good The comedies on a good track Congress's given us a dual mandate of low sustainable unemployment and low inflation Kevin. And we're hitting him. He's not telling us really where things are going in the future. He's saying data dependent meeting by meeting. But he's telling telling us the economy is on a good course he Said and and chair. Paul says this all the time that they're going to you know work to keep the expansion going as as long as they can and one of the things chair Paul says and Clark said it today was that You know the longer expansion goes the more it helps people at the bottom. How much can the Fed really do though for the people at the bottom of this economy but the fence so far is doing a lot by keeping a monetary policy not so loose and accommodative right and you see wage gains at the lower end of the economic spectrum at a certain point though? There's only so much that monetary monetary policy can do and absent fiscal policies. That might say deal with job training or job relocation or healthcare. There's is only so much weight that can be put on monetary policy makers. Let me carry that forward to an interview. We're going to have here in a couple of minutes with A upholster from pugh who has a new study out today about economic inequality in this country. What can the Fed do on economic inequality which consistently ranks pretty high in terms of what what people are worried about in this economy? Well the best contribution they can make is to keep an eye on employment and do as much as they can to Stoke job growth but without sparking inflation keeping an eye on the health of the financial system so that people have access to quality and so forth at the end of the day though. It's really the limits of what monetary policy makers can do. The really simple line is heading into an election year. Right is. It's the economy stupid frame that for me in terms of the Federal Reserve and the role of the economy in the next eleven months of of our common experience. Well Congress gives the Fed to commands. Keep inflation low keep jobs growing. That's what the Fed is aiming to do. Oh here and the extent that they're successful it means the economy's growing and on an even keel in. That's what helps incumbents get reelected Sir Bender under she's At Brookings also Professor Political Science at George Washington University professor. Thanks for your time. Am I appreciate sure. Thanks for having me okay. So all of that said interview number two now from the Pew Research Center who study out today shows as I said that not. Everybody agrees that the economy is all sunshine and Light Ruth Galmoc. She is a senior researcher at Pew Rookie to have you on for having me if I say that seventy percent of respondents to this Survey that Y'all did if if I say that they believe the economy is rigged. Is that too strong word. I would say that. They think that the economy is unfairly favouring powerful special interests interests so we asked whether the economy was generally fair or whether it unfairly favored these powerful interests and seven and ten Americans that they did not think it was fair. We should point out. There's as a partisan divide here as with most things in this country now that's right. Republicans are about evenly split with about half of Republican. Same economy is generally fair and half of the economy saying unfairly early favors these special interests whereas Democrats overwhelmingly say that the economy is not fair. okay so Brass tacks your who's got the power so we asked Americans who they thought had too much power and influence in today's economy and about eight and ten or more American said that politicians Titians corporations and people who are wealthy had too much power we also had majority saying health insurance companies banks and other financial institutions and tech companies had too much cower Let me ask you then who doesn't have the power or is parallel. I suppose another way to put it. Yeah we asked to people. Apple felt did not have enough power and Americans pointed to people who were poor the middle class and interestingly small businesses. Yes say more about that because when I read this in small all businesses came up I was. That's the thing that got me on the phone with you to be honest. Yeah I'm and one interesting thing was we saw a partisan divide and how Democrats and Republicans on looked at a number of these groups. Republicans were less likely than Democrats to say that large corporations had too much power but when it came to small businesses Democrats and Republicans were largely in agreement that that small businesses did not have enough power. Today's economy. So what else do people need to know about this. I mean as they read this and they hear that you know seven ten people think the economy is is unbalanced. Silence shall we say instead of rigged. What are they supposed to do that information? It's hard to say What people are supposed to do? In this survey we did sort of dive into what Americans think about economic comic inequality in general and while most Americans say that there's too much economic inequality in the country. They didn't rank particularly highly as an issue. So it's hard to sort they how that will play out Raquel Nick. She's a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center. Thanks a lot. I appreciate your time. Thanks for having me
Roundup trial: High-stakes trial over cancer claim begins
"A federal trial involving the popular weed killer roundup is set to begin today in San Francisco, kqei acuity is Raquel Maria. Dylan reports more than nine thousand people have sued. Bayer claiming roundup causes non-hodgkin's lymphoma, Edwin Harman's case was picked as a test trial in federal court for years. The sonoma's residents braid round up around his property to control poison oak. He was diagnosed with cancer in two thousand fifteen the EPA says, the primary chemical and roundup glyphosate is not carcinogenic to humans, but researchers with the World Health Organization say it probably is. Bayer says the herbicides has been an essential tool for farmers for the past forty years. It bought Monsanto for sixty three billion dollars last year, but Bayer's stock price plunged after a San Francisco state court awarded. Two hundred eighty nine million dollars to a school groundskeeper from Venetia in August damages were later reduced to seventy
Head of California Dems calls for In-N-Out boycott over GOP contribution
"The head of, the California Democratic party this week called for a boycott of the popular fast food chain, in and out after, a public filing revealed that the company had donated twenty five thousand dollars to the California Republican party party chairman Eric Baumann into tweet. On Wednesday linked to a? Story about. The contribution in Rhode eat to. In and out with the hashtag boycott in. And out in and out executive vice president Arne Weisinger said, in a statement, Thursday that? The company made equal contributions to both democratic and Republican political action committees and California in. Two thousand eighteen for years, in and out burger supported lawmakers. Who regardless of. Political affiliation promote policies. That strengthen California and allows us to. Continue. Operating with. The values of providing strong pay and great benefits for our
Peter Strzok fired from FBI: Special agent texted about his dislike for Trump
"Longtime FBI, agent Peter Struck, has been fired. Over his anti-trump text messages struck lost. His job last week but NPR's Carrie Johnson reports that is fine Firing was not made public until now a lawyer for Peter Struck says the counterintelligence agent was. Fired late Friday the lawyer says the FBI deputy director ordered the dismissal overruling recommendation for. A sixty day suspension strikes text messages about political candidates with an FBI lawyer were uncovered by the inspector general but he says, there's no, evidence has personal views, ever affected, his work, on the Clinton. Email investigation or the Russia probe strokes lawyer. Says the firing is the result of political pressure and he says it departs from typical FBI.
Investigators examine why Army helicopters blew down tents that injured 22 soldiers in California
"Services to pet insurance to other add ons now the San, Francisco based Bank is in the. Process of paying those customers back according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Wall Street today the Dow was down one hundred and thirty four points This, is NPR news I'm Tiffany Cam high the US army is investigating the collapse of a. Large military tent at an. Army base in Monterey County that injured twenty two soldiers military officials say a Black Hawk, helicopter being used during a medical training exercise at fort hunter Liggett believe the tent over last night Master Sergeant Valery resonate he, says it, was part, of a, training exercise we had men come in and practicing landings, to drop off and pick up the. Casualties all of, this soldiers injured have been cleared to return to duty attorneys for victims and women's. Rights, groups say federal guidelines for investigating sexual assault on college campuses violate title nine which bans gender discrimination in education kick you ease Raquel Maria Dillon. Has. More from the federal court hearing in San Francisco today Education secretary. Betsy DeVos has said campus sexual misconduct investigations don't give accused students due process but the plaintiffs say her policy change has discouraged survivors from reporting, incidents to universities our schools Jennifer rice of equal rights advocates it puts schools in, the position of no longer taking seriously, and an implementing their. Duties to ensure equal access to all students regardless. Of sex attorneys for the government said vases efforts are an attempt to improve sexual assault. Investigations.
"raquel" Discussed on UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra
"Coming in and it turns out to be the best incision they ever made i do know that i think in that scenario in that scenario i think that in the long run i think it was better for rocky oh the continued i mean i think for just off of a mental health wise off of the mental remembering that you that you said no moss live with that for the rest of your life you know what i mean yeah wing that and then never knowing just depends on the scenario like i didn't feel like is if raquel was in the i i didn't feel like at that moment i don i won't looking from the outside i didn't feel like that moments she was in one of those like her corner have been trying to stop the fight the whole fight and then now it's time to stop it you know what i mean i feel like rock shell i don't know man that's like i say tough spot to be yeah it's really it's easy just to to just crap on the coaches and the right the way it ended where all right i guess she was right she really was done because their nose exploded and you knew or knows banged up so it's easier for me but as you come out afterwards saying that that was the best decision yeah everybody's i'm glad that that that my coaches bait that call you know you said there's gonna be some scenarios and i know that there's a lot of coaches out there that will completely disagree with me there's gonna be some scenarios in the final comes back and says hey look no more and if and it's over.
Did Raquel Pennington's coaches fail her in scary UFC 224 loss to Amanda Nunes?
"What was the atmosphere like in the garden it was pretty good i mean it was it was great in there watching boxing in the garden i will say one of the highlights had to be the drunk ukrainian that front the front row and took four security guys ring this dude down and all he wanted was for loma chango to make contact so he could show his flag and it was mind boggling was just like four dudes for one guy yeah he got me i was like no victim all right from the world of combat sports this was a story that was somewhat disturbing over the weekend so despite telling her coaches she was done between the fourth and fifth rounds of her fight ufc fight with amanda nunez the other night racquel pennington was sent back out for the fifth and she was promptly dispatched via tko she was left in a pool of her own blood likely suffered a broken nose after the fight nunez your opponent said that pennington's coaches quote failed per now i'm not going to pretend that i under fully understand all of the etiquette involved in this stuff but i have followed boxing certainly all of my life it seems to me that if the fighter says i'm done that should trump anything why would anyone say if you save i'm fighting yeah i've i've never been in a fight of any kind of my life but if i'm fighting and i said look i'm finished here guys i got nothing left i i have to believe that it is the obligation of the people around that fighter that look hey back this is a terrible look for not only her can't before that sport because this this again when you're an athlete again this level of invincibility continues to be preached to us.