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"shankar" Discussed on Just Between Us

Just Between Us

07:57 min | Last month

"shankar" Discussed on Just Between Us

"I can't be friends with you right now. Because i just have a lot of feelings or whatever but this behavior is not one that shows that he cares about you as a person and that sucks. That's the thing that happens to people. Sometimes and it just like sucks to realize that the whole time that you spent being friends with this person was they were waiting for the day that you would fall in love with them. I mean i had a very similar experience where i had a good guy friends and when i broke up with my boyfriend and my early twenties i had to have this conversation with him where he was explaining that. It didn't make any that he had like assumed that we would be together. And i had to be like what you like like it was very. It was different. Because i had broken up with my boyfriend but like he was like yeah like he couldn't believe that i that the next step in my life wasn't me dating him. The only reason this is the autism these seniors an object and autonomy. The only reason that you are not together is not because you alison. Don't want to be with that person or can make decisions ultimately about your own life. It's because you're stuck with this boyfriend. Oh i'm so mad. I also like i just think that you are going out of your way to be like. Here's what i did wrong when like all you did was like exist as a human being. I think it is a mistake though to say like you can't learn anything from this and that like you know like i think that this is like definitely an illuminating thing. That happens in your life right so even if you didn't do anything wrong you can still think about like moving forward you know being more explicit about boundaries and it sucks. That even happens. Well i mean look. I think at one point. She said she did have feelings for him and she wasn't talking about her boyfriend like dido like i look i get it. I've i've had close relationship with a guy where it was confusing for me as well and like you know but i think like a thing that we talk about is like we need to talk about our felix with our friends you know and like i've had friends where like they've expressed interest me and i've been able to be like that's not. That's not how i feel and then the friendships been able to continue You know for certain amount of time or however you know like i. I think that there is like this deep seated. Fear about like if you feel like something is often a friendship that you should avoid it and talk about it but i wonder if this is like an opportunity to be like in the future. If i feel something like this like maybe will address it more head on. But that's not to say that that wasn't your fault for not doing it before it's more just like a learning opportunity like how i have learned that like if i get engaged again i'm going straight into couples counselling you the baby. You did nothing wrong and you are allowed to spend time with friends. Spending time is not leading someone on and also putting whether or not usually of your boyfriend and date this dude up to the fucking council of frat idiots that this person lives with no you are a person and you can make decisions on who you want to be with and who you want to share your time with and who like the expectation that the minute that you make a friend of the opposite sex. There's some kind of thing there is. I think this what happened to this guy is. He sat down and watched five hundred days of summer. And fuck and scott pilgrim. And whatever else he fucking watched and he was like This is me but it's not you. You're the villain. What are your thoughts on is leading someone on a real thing like. What are your thoughts on that. Of course like leaving someone on is much different than what happened here. Leading someone on you have to kind of be like one day. We'll be together and like oh just give me some time and i'll leave my boyfriend or like you know there's like there's a person that i don't like very much because she led on a friend of mine. This was a person who was like would call my friend from the bathtub and be like oh sorry like my nips were out or like like and then when that my friend would say so. What we're doing is flirting and romantic. This person would be like no leading someone on is explained to me is like like lying with your actions in a way that is much more explicit or in a way that is like i know that this i know that you like me and so i'm going to do these things on purpose so that you feel drawn and drawn in john and then and then i am going to like be like actually i i. There's there's more nefarious thing to do. You think the person has to be conscious of the fact. Because i think sometimes i would objectively say it feels like you're leading this person on and that person doesn't realize that's what they're doing though. Yeah i guess. That's why. I just think that we have to talk about what our relationships after. Get better as a society being like. Okay what is this like can we define the boundaries of what this relationship is. Is this a friendship to you. Is this friendship to you. That could become something more one day. Am i outlive flirting for you. But you have no intention of leaving your partner. Lightning get better at just like be more direct with people than i think. That could help help. Clear things up and if you're worried that you're leading somebody on ask yourself if they ask me what's happening what would my answer b. And then maybe just tell them that. Even if they don't ask you yeah odd so don't feel bad if anything get mad most cue cards maybe get those cue cards at kinko's put him up around your house and look at them every day if you want to beat your international question so the to just between us pot at juvenile dot com. That's just between us. P. o. d. at gmail dot com cigarette after the break. We've got a juicy interview with our highly esteemed guests by shankar. I have to go. What shower off my pitts. I'm so mad. I need an eco-friendly period products. I need one. That i just. I look and i see that. I'm wasting plastic and i'm wasting resources and it makes me really really sad uncomfortable. But if you want a product that looked out for your body your lifestyle and the planet you've gotta try flex flexes innovating period care with products that are body safe made for comfort and made to keep you moving. There's the flex disc which is a one time use menstrual disc that fits perfectly inside your body. 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"shankar" Discussed on Just Between Us

Just Between Us

07:22 min | Last month

"shankar" Discussed on Just Between Us

"The open and like obviously. You didn't do anything wrong in that. It wasn't like you were anything other than friends or this person. That's what i'm saying like okay. What happened was you didn't want to date someone and that person took that as you have done something to them or like. They expected there to be dramatic. Change the dynamics of the relationship and you can't get mad at someone when dynamics and the relationship don't change like you know like you were established as a friendship. He can't be mad that it didn't turn into something else and you should be the. You should be mad that you spent so much time with someone who ended up viewing you as an object. You should be upset that you invested friendship. And you spent time with entrusted and loved and had a relationship of friendship with someone who then ended up treating you as disposable who then ended up treating you as an object that they were trying to win and they didn't get to win and so they don't care anymore it would be one thing if he was like look i just have. I can't be friends with you right now. Because i just have a lot of feelings or whatever but this behavior is not one that shows that he cares about you as a person and that sucks. That's the thing that happens to people. Sometimes and it just like sucks to realize that the whole time that you spent being friends with this person was they were waiting for the day that you would fall in love with them. I mean i had a very similar experience where i had a good guy friends and when i broke up with my boyfriend and my early twenties i had to have this conversation with him where he was explaining that. It didn't make any that he had like assumed that we would be together. And i had to be like what you like like it was very. It was different. Because i had broken up with my boyfriend but like he was like yeah like he couldn't believe that i that the next step in my life wasn't me dating him. The only reason this is the autism these seniors an object and autonomy. The only reason that you are not together is not because you alison. Don't want to be with that person or can make decisions ultimately about your own life. It's because you're stuck with this boyfriend. Oh i'm so mad. I also like i just think that you are going out of your way to be like. Here's what i did wrong when like all you did was like exist as a human being. I think it is a mistake though to say like you can't learn anything from this and that like you know like i think that this is like definitely an illuminating thing. That happens in your life right so even if you didn't do anything wrong you can still think about like moving forward you know being more explicit about boundaries and it sucks. That even happens. Well i mean look. I think at one point. She said she did have feelings for him and she wasn't talking about her boyfriend like dido like i look i get it. I've i've had close relationship with a guy where it was confusing for me as well and like you know but i think like a thing that we talk about is like we need to talk about our felix with our friends you know and like i've had friends where like they've expressed interest me and i've been able to be like that's not. That's not how i feel and then the friendships been able to continue You know for certain amount of time or however you know like i. I think that there is like this deep seated. Fear about like if you feel like something is often a friendship that you should avoid it and talk about it but i wonder if this is like an opportunity to be like in the future. If i feel something like this like maybe will address it more head on. But that's not to say that that wasn't your fault for not doing it before it's more just like a learning opportunity like how i have learned that like if i get engaged again i'm going straight into couples counselling you the baby. You did nothing wrong and you are allowed to spend time with friends. Spending time is not leading someone on and also putting whether or not usually of your boyfriend and date this dude up to the fucking council of frat idiots that this person lives with no you are a person and you can make decisions on who you want to be with and who you want to share your time with and who like the expectation that the minute that you make a friend of the opposite sex. There's some kind of thing there is. I think this what happened to this guy is. He sat down and watched five hundred days of summer. And fuck and scott pilgrim. And whatever else he fucking watched and he was like This is me but it's not you. You're the villain. What are your thoughts on is leading someone on a real thing like. What are your thoughts on that. Of course like leaving someone on is much different than what happened here. Leading someone on you have to kind of be like one day. We'll be together and like oh just give me some time and i'll leave my boyfriend or like you know there's like there's a person that i don't like very much because she led on a friend of mine. This was a person who was like would call my friend from the bathtub and be like oh sorry like my nips were out or like like and then when that my friend would say so. What we're doing is flirting and romantic. This person would be like no leading someone on is explained to me is like like lying with your actions in a way that is much more explicit or in a way that is like i know that this i know that you like me and so i'm going to do these things on purpose so that you feel drawn and drawn in john and then and then i am going to like be like actually i i. There's there's more nefarious thing to do. You think the person has to be conscious of the fact. Because i think sometimes i would objectively say it feels like you're leading this person on and that person doesn't realize that's what they're doing though. Yeah i guess. That's why. I just think that we have to talk about what our relationships after. Get better as a society being like. Okay what is this like can we define the boundaries of what this relationship is. Is this a friendship to you. Is this friendship to you. That could become something more one day. Am i outlive flirting for you. But you have no intention of leaving your partner. Lightning get better at just like be more direct with people than i think. That could help help. Clear things up and if you're worried that you're leading somebody on ask yourself if they ask me what's happening what would my answer b. And then maybe just tell them that. Even if they don't ask you yeah odd so don't feel bad if anything get mad most cue cards maybe get those cue cards at kinko's put him up around your house and look at them every day if you want to beat your international question so the to just between us pot at juvenile dot com. That's just between us. P. o. d. at gmail dot com cigarette after the break. We've got a juicy interview with our highly esteemed guests by shankar. I have to go. What shower off my pitts. I'm so mad. I need an eco-friendly period products. I need one. That i just..

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"shankar" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

02:12 min | Last month

"shankar" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"Things i find myself most inspired by is when people choose to expand the amount of space they hold for new information and new experiences both in the world and in in themselves that makes me feel really giddy and said my favorite thing to ask. Everyone and i wonder if that might be. Your answer is what in your life at this moment. Feels like a work in progress. Yeah it's related to answer for sure. I think the works progress for me. Is you know as a scientist. It's so seductive to feel like there could be a one-size-fits-all answer for people. And i think in making this podcast. I'm realizing how tailor-made advice needs to be when it comes to the topic of change in how we navigate changed in our lives because the way that we interact with. The change can be so idiosyncratic and so one thing i've had to be satisfied with is if i just lead every conversation and listeners. Leave every conversation thinking new thoughts about even one idea within the change domain. That's a success. There's not you're not gonna get the how to guide on change from this podcast and that's kind of the point which is every personal. Take something different from any given person's story you know you might hear that. The hillary clinton you think one thing i might hear the hillary clinton something completely different and i think that's part of the magic of what needs to be human. Which is we take in all this information and ultimate we do need to figure out how to tailor it to ourselves given our best understanding of who we are. Yeah i love the the ability to always add change. be flexible. That that to me feels like the kind of behavior. We all need to really lean into. So i i appreciate that answer very much. I think you so much for joining me today. Of course there was such a pleasure to chat. Thank you for your time..

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"shankar" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

05:38 min | Last month

"shankar" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"The puzzle. I love that was was that understanding. What led you to work with people to judge on his debate. Prep team. i'm so curious. How did you get that call. Do you think that was made that call. I liked the reason. I'm the queen of the cold email. Cold this it's very ads. So i should also mention that when i was young kids. I mentioned how i auditioned for. Juilliard is just give you a quick back story how that happened because it's very relevant to the pro-choice you since so. My parents had no exposure to the classical music world. my dad's theoretical physicist helps immigrants get green cards to study in this country so when i developed a huge love of the violin They didn't know what to do like they had no exposure to western classical music. So my mom knew that my dreams are really big. She knew that i was fired. Two audition for juilliard but we have no connections with that world so day. We are in new york. It's mother daughter trip. You're walking by the juilliard building. And my mom goes. Why don't you just go. It and see what happens is like quitting. Just go. that's crazy. She's let's just go in and see what happens. You've got your violin with you. Maybe we can find something out of this experience. So we walk into the juilliard building unannounced uninvited. My mom's strikes up a conversation with a woman in the elevator and her daughter and says hey. When you guys with your lesson with the teacher would you might of. Maya just played for that teacher just a few minutes. Would you be willing to just make an introduction. And they said yes and it was a lesson to me that some. Hasn't you just ask you'll get a yes in return and so they made the intro. I auditioned for this teacher. He took me out as the summer student and it is only because of that summer. Bootcamp that experience. That i even had a chance of getting into juilliard in the fall so she talked me in this case it wasn't even it wasn't a cold calls like a cold walk into the.

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"shankar" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

05:59 min | Last month

"shankar" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"Can have really in tax behavior. That is so so very cool. So working on that with the department of veterans affairs an under the white house. Was there a shift in your ability to do that. Work when the administration changed. I i've heard so much about great programs that were underway. I mean even a national organ database for organ donations and transplants. That that was derailed. You know in two thousand sixteen. And i'm curious what what's become of this wonderful veterans program. Yeah so. I was fortunate in that i had a boss who had worked for clinton for eight years left for bush and then come back for obama and what he shared with me is that they done so much work in the clinton administration and the metaphor he used was that it was as though they've built this elaborate sandcastle at the beach and then one wave came and like the whole thing crashed over crushed and his lesson from that experience to me was when you're building out things like behavioral science team. Don't build in the white house. Bill them in parts of the government that are resistant to political leadership. Changes that are resistant to partisan preferences. But that can exist just as a staple part of doing good government mom and so this led me to actually create the team in a very bipartisan. Part of government called the general services administration and it's pretty insensitive to the whims of the white house. Right they just continue to do solid work to help improve. The experience of student loan borrowers and formerly a people who have formerly been in prison. Who are leaving or veterans or military service members are low income students or women who have just gone through pregnancy. Whatever it is. whatever the population. This group dedicate themselves to just improving the government practice and so the white house part of the team. I disbanded when i left but the the real heart of the team was based in this agency and they continue to do incredible work during the previous administration like helping the opiate epidemic helping on wildfire relief areas that all americans can get behind and that was a great lesson to me that at the end of the day. I'd seen behavioral sciences. Being a very nonpartisan thing. Right it's just about. How do we make sure that our policies and programs reflect our best understanding of human behavior and it was so critical that we make sure that this part of government settled in a place where you can't challenge the importance of making sure that we're building at a program or policy. We need to take that population. We're serving into consideration to make sure that it is really reaching its goals and maximizing the positive impact. It has on the population. It's seeking to serve so great. And that's what i think we should hope for in general. You know. we're not supposed to be playing this eye for an eye partisan game and the echelons of our government really anywhere in our government. But you know the notion that The 2016 administration was just nuking incredible government programs to kind of get back at the table. President obama was so hard to watch. And and i think hope my hope for us is that we can also regardless of where we come from or what we believe..

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"shankar" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

03:14 min | Last month

"shankar" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"Because the differences that are possible with just shifts in to your point how we filed paperwork or how we ask questions or how we explain things. I i Had the privilege. The honor really of testifying before congress a few weeks ago and i was listening to an economic expert analyzing the incentives around overcoming vaccine hesitancy. In one of the things they've found the most effective is to remind people not that they can get a shot but that there is a shot reserved for each and every one of us waiting for you. it's yes has has been such an empowering piece of information for people to understand. Oh right we do have the immense privilege of living in a country that has provided enough vaccines for each and every one of us is a vaccine waiting for me for you yeah. It's it's a mental shift. You know it's it's a linguistic shift but it does create a sense of empowerment in you know in every day person trying to protect themselves. Yeah i love this research. It's actually done by my friend. Katie milkman. Who mentioning earlier. It's incredible and it aligns very closely with a study that we ran in government involving veterans. So we were trying to get them to sign up for and employment and educational counseling program upon returning from their years overseas and the reason is doing at the white house at the white house. Exactly yeah i just want to get my time line. Yeah living so so important to help. Facilitate the transition military to civilian life could be one that is fraught with lots of challenges and folks might be dealing with. Ptsd like the. The military experience is so profoundly hard at. It's important that we as a society protect and support veterans as they transition back to civilian life so again it. This is an example of people not taking advantage of this program in large part. Because i think government we were not doing good enough job marketing the program and getting it out to folks so i remember. We were working with the department of veterans affairs. Our budget was limited. They told us you can only work with this one. Email that we're going to be setting up to about the program and to your point then what what is the space for working in linguistics right. It's all about framing the message and we changed just one word and the message syfy so instead of telling vets that they were eligible for the program. We simply reminded them that they had earned it through their years of service. So if you think about the vaccine study right. There's a vaccine reserved for you. It's like hey veterans. There's this educational employment benefit that's reserved for you. It's really tapping into the same psychology which is called the endowment effect. That's the principle and it refers to the fact that we value things more when we own them or have earned them because now we have something to lose right. It's something that we own. It's in our possession. And we don't want to forego the opportunity of taking advantage of it and so that one word change led to a nine percent increase access to the veterans program which was an incredible example of how even two small tweaks in the way that we framed..

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"shankar" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

04:34 min | Last month

"shankar" Discussed on Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

"It's so nice to have you on the show today. And before i ask you one million questions about your fascinating work actually always liked to go backwards. Because i sit across from you today. You know fascinated by your career and wanting to talk about behavioral science and and how the brain works. And i wonder how you got to be an expert on the brain. We're fascinated by science as a kid was was eight or nine year. Old really into what makes people tick or where you want. Wanna hold other path. I was on a for salts. Great to be here safiya. And it's so lovely to meet you a fan of your show. So yeah. I mean if you had asked nine year old maya evaluate whether she was actually going to become a scientist to been like. There's no way that's not even possible When i was a kid i true. Passion was playing the violin. So when i was six years old my moment to her attic and brought down my grandmother's violin that she brought with her all the way from india and she tells me that when she opened up the case. My eyes just lit up like i. It was an instant connection that i felt with the instrument and things really picked up for me when i was nine. Because i auditioned for the juilliard school of music and new york and was very fortunately accepted and that began weekly trips from connecticut to new york every saturday for about ten hours of classes and then when i was a teenager things picked up even more when it's up. Perlman asked me to be his private violent student and he was my role model and in my mind. The violinist of our time. And as you can imagine. I felt very intimidated in the juilliard climate. Right it's very easy to feel imposter syndrome. Then and like you don't really have. It takes but when perlman gave me his vote of confidence i felt like. Oh maybe i. Maybe i do have what it takes. I could actually go pro. And so i really double down on my desire to of professional at that point and every decision i made from that point on was was in pursuit of wanting to become a concert violinist but then when i was fifteen i had a sudden hand injury that derailed all of my ambitions to become a violinist and doctors basically told me that i could never play the violin again so that attack that changed my life in a pretty significant way and i imagine especially when you're so dedicated to something as a young person. I.

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"shankar" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

01:39 min | 2 months ago

"shankar" Discussed on WBUR

"Shankar Vedantam. This is NPR. Support for NPR comes from this station and from aspiration, a digital banking alternative designed for people who care about the environment. Customers can plant a tree with every swipe of their debit card. To offset their carbon footprint aspiration dot com slash green. And from Angie. Angie's list is now Angie committed to helping homeowners find the right pros for home improvement projects. Homeowners can read reviews see upfront pricing for hundreds of projects and book appointments at angie dot com..

"shankar" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

01:52 min | 2 months ago

"shankar" Discussed on WBUR

"Shankar Vedantam. This is NPR. Oh, Oh! Oh! Support for NPR comes from this station and from noon, a personalized weight loss program designed to give people knowledge to set new goals and the tools to stick to them For good. Learn more at noon n. 00 m dot com From Angie. Angie's list is now Angie committed to helping homeowners find the right pros for home improvement projects. Homeowners can read reviews see upfront pricing for hundreds of projects and book appointments at angie dot com. And from the listeners who support this NPR station. This is hidden brain. I'm Shankar Vedantam. Even the most experienced and skilled musicians, athletes and doctors can sometimes lose it..

"shankar" Discussed on The Ziglar Show

The Ziglar Show

02:18 min | 2 months ago

"shankar" Discussed on The Ziglar Show

"Find. Maya's slight change of plans podcasts. Wherever you get your podcasts are some ziglar show sponsors then. I'm going to give you a clip of dr maya shankar talking with adam grant about science based tactics to actually change people's mind from again. Her new podcast cold a slight change of plans so people generally assume that they're less biased than others right. This is my favorite bias. It's been. I'm not biased by everybody else's vice i am objective i see things with perfect neutrality. That's adam grant. He's a psychologist an author of the book. Think again and he's talking here about a surprising feature of our own psychology that prevents us from changing our minds. Even when we should. And i think that the higher intelligence the more likely you are to fall victim to that biased. They're smarter. You are the more feedback you've gotten throughout your life that you're right and that gives you an illusion of objectivity. I wanted to talk with adam. Because he's an expert on the science of changing people's minds a topic. We've been diving into on this season of a slight change of plans. We all have that friend that family member that we disagree with on something and it can feel daunting to engage with them on the topic. So daunting that oftentimes just give up in this episode. We're trying to change that. Adamant i discuss science-based tactics that you can use to approach these conversations differently and hopefully with more success shankar and this is a slight change of plans was great to me. You outta. i've been hearing about you for years. I'm so excited that you're you're able to join us for this. I'm just eager to pick your brain today. My brain is sitting here waiting to be picked. Awesome okay we don't like changing our minds right. it's uncomfortable it can create a lot of cognitive dissonance..

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Cognitive Scientist Maya Shankar on Creating Career Opportunities for Herself

The Goal Digger Podcast

01:37 min | 2 months ago

Cognitive Scientist Maya Shankar on Creating Career Opportunities for Herself

"Just think that's incredible and i think you know a lot of people and i love that you share this piece of your story where you think you want to go in one direction or you have a passion or curiosity and and then you kind of land where you were headed and it's not quite the right landing pad right in we're faced with these decisions of like do we pivot. Do we stay. You know especially when the dream isn't really the dream. And i just love how you kind of took charge and use your resources in dreamt up something that would fit you better. That was still in alignment with what you're going after. But but really kind of a sharp left in in where you had found yourself. And i think that's really empowering for women and i think it's something that that we need to ask ourselves moore's like is this what i thought it would be and if it's not where to go from here that's so well said and that's exactly what i was facing at the time believe me. I was extremely anxious about the idea of departing from a pursuit that i had been engaged for so many years at that point you know. There's this incited cognizance called the sunk cost fallacy. It does lead us to irrationally cling to that. We put a lot of time and effort into right. because we don't want to experience the cost of departing. I will say that one lesson. I learned from this. Experience is when you are venturing potentially into a new space and you're trying to use the resources that are within your community the opportunity might not exist and what i learned from this white house. Position is sometimes you can create it for yourself if the job doesn't exist try to get the job to

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Change Is the Only Constant With Maya Shankar

RISE Podcast

01:39 min | 3 months ago

Change Is the Only Constant With Maya Shankar

"I guess i'd love to just start with. Tell us about yourself if the if the audience listening to this isn't familiar with you and this incredible body of work working in the white house. I love the story about getting into juilliard. Like there's so many things wanted to get you but you just take us on a journey of who you are and how you got to be this woman. Yes absolutely will. It's wonderful to meet you and thanks so much for having me on. I thought it was always going to be a violinist. When i was six years old my mom went up to our attic and brought down my grandmother's violin that she brought with her all the way from india. It was one of the few things she brought overseas with her. When she emigrated here. And i picked up the instrument. And i i was just immediately captured by it and i think my by mom could see very quickly awhile. I think this is kind of a special thing going on because you know you have to tell kids to do lots of things but she never had to tell me to practice. It was always something that felt like joy and fun and certainly a lot of homework. Didn't feel like join funds. So i knew that i just wasn't excited about everything Violent really tapped into something within me. And so i became quite serious about the instrument over the years when i was nine years old. I auditioned for the juilliard school of music. In new york to your earlier. Yeah okay hold on hold on you have to tell you. Yeah so what happened is playing the violin and my parents had no connections in the musical world so my dad is a theoretical physics professor at yale. My mom helps. Immigrants get green cards in this country. Neither of them had any intel into how it is that you break into the classical music world

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"shankar" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

02:21 min | 3 months ago

"shankar" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"The starting point for my expiration here was a very unusual story involving a con called the church of love and in the course of investigating the khan and how it worked. I came to understand that. Self-deception can sometimes help people. Even though we generally think it can't can you tell us that story. Sure of course so. The church of flowers a very unusual con that unfolded in the united states in the seventies and eighties at its heart was conman named donald lowrie. He was a balding middle aged guy. Living in a small midwestern town he was also a writer and in the early seventies he invented various characters literary character as young women and he called these women angels and then somehow he hit on the idea of writing love letters in their voices. Two thousands of men scattered across the united states. Many of the men receiving letters believe there were corresponding with real women. Some of them fell deeply in love with the people they were hearing from many of them sent in huge amounts of money to support the women that they believe they had fallen in love with and the most remarkable part of the story is that madonna. Larry was finally arrested and brought to trial on charges of mail fraud. Several members of his organization which was called the church of love showed up at the courtroom to defend him. And i found this astonishing. Why is it when the con is being revealed. Why would the mock show up to defend the con. Man and in some ways was starting point for my expiration of the potential value. That self-deception can sometimes play lives. Why did they show up to defend them. Well i think for some people. The church of love had become so central to their lives. Such an important part of who they were. These relationships were so valuable to them. These men believed that. They had found their soulmates They had found an anchor that giving up those anchors and those soulmate seems unbearable. A couple of people at lowery's trial said that the letters from the angels had saved them from alcoholism and drug addiction to people said that they were on the verge of committing suicide and the letters had pulled them back from the brink. And so i in many ways. The story of the church of love is how self-deception can sometimes aid us in moments of great crisis or great peril and those moments. It becomes easy for us to see how self-deception can sometimes play a solitary. Roy lives

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The Surprising Upsides of Self-Deception With Shankar Vedantam

10% Happier with Dan Harris

02:22 min | 3 months ago

The Surprising Upsides of Self-Deception With Shankar Vedantam

"The starting point for my expiration here was a very unusual story involving a con called the church of love and in the course of investigating the khan and how it worked. I came to understand that. Self-deception can sometimes help people. Even though we generally think it can't can you tell us that story. Sure of course so. The church of flowers a very unusual con that unfolded in the united states in the seventies and eighties at its heart was conman named donald lowrie. He was a balding middle aged guy. Living in a small midwestern town he was also a writer and in the early seventies he invented various characters literary character as young women and he called these women angels and then somehow he hit on the idea of writing love letters in their voices. Two thousands of men scattered across the united states. Many of the men receiving letters believe there were corresponding with real women. Some of them fell deeply in love with the people they were hearing from many of them sent in huge amounts of money to support the women that they believe they had fallen in love with and the most remarkable part of the story is that madonna. Larry was finally arrested and brought to trial on charges of mail fraud. Several members of his organization which was called the church of love showed up at the courtroom to defend him. And i found this astonishing. Why is it when the con is being revealed. Why would the mock show up to defend the con. Man and in some ways was starting point for my expiration of the potential value. That self-deception can sometimes play lives. Why did they show up to defend them. Well i think for some people. The church of love had become so central to their lives. Such an important part of who they were. These relationships were so valuable to them. These men believed that. They had found their soulmates They had found an anchor that giving up those anchors and those soulmate seems unbearable. A couple of people at lowery's trial said that the letters from the angels had saved them from alcoholism and drug addiction to people said that they were on the verge of committing suicide and the letters had pulled them back from the brink. And so i in many ways. The story of the church of love is how self-deception can sometimes aid us in moments of great crisis or great peril and those moments. It becomes easy for us to see how self-deception can sometimes play a solitary. Roy lives

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"shankar" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton

Knowledge@Wharton

03:58 min | 3 months ago

"shankar" Discussed on Knowledge@Wharton

"Milkman. A professor here at the wharton school of the university of pennsylvania. And i'm so excited to be interviewing my friend. Maya shankar a phd cognitive scientists senior director of behavioral economics google founder and chair of the white house social and behavioral sciences team under obama first behavioral science advisor to the united nations and the creator executive producer and host of the podcast. A slight change of plans from pushkin industries. You can see why. I'm excited to be talking today. Maya thank you so much for taking the time to do this. Thanks so much katie. It's always so much fun to talk with you. So i'll take any excuse likewise i actually would love it if you could. First tell me a little bit about the path that led you to run the very first social and behavioral sciences team ever embedded at the white house. I know is a really neat and exciting role. And i'd love it if you could share the origin story. Yeah definitely so. I was an academic. I was doing my post. Doc at stanford in cognitive neuroscience and i think i realized this one day i was in the basement of an fm mariah laboratory. And i was in this windowless room for probably five hours at this point and i remember this guy came in and i was scanning his brain and i realized the order of operations is off here because literally peering into this person's brain but i don't know how many kids they have. I don't know anything about this person's hobbies so it just fell for me and my personality like i needed to be in a slightly more social role And i didn't know what could come next right. Because what is an cognitive neuroscience post doc. Do after they don't become a professor so ended up calling my mentor from college to get some advice and she let me know that there is this amazing work happening in the federal government in which they were using behavioral science insights to help low income. Kids get access to free lunch at school and i found that incites so inspiring and so powerful and i thought oh my. Gosh that's what i want to be doing. I want to be working at the intersection of behavioral science and public policy so She ended up connecting me with casts on stein. Who as we both know is one of the most famous and revered legal scholars in the world. You've just finished a stint in obama's white house And he very generously connected me to president obama science adviser And i ended up pitching them on the idea of creating a new role for me. That would basically allow me to apply insights from behavioral science to public policy. Could you talk a little bit about some of the biggest challenges that you faced in that role the white house establishing this new team and having an impact. Well i yeah. I would say. The challenges began on the first minute of day. One so when i came in i was given some really valuable advice from my boss who had served in the clinton administration for eight years left for bush and then came back and ended up serving eight years under obama and basically what he told me is..

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Why We Hold On To Things

Hidden Brain

01:51 min | 3 months ago

Why We Hold On To Things

"When you move to a new home or a new city. You take your things with you as you carry box after box out of your house. You might have an epiphany you own. A lot of stuff hood is the author of possessed. Why we want more than we need. He's a psychologist at the university of bristol. He explores the psychology of ownership. He knows the answer to the question. You may have asked yourself during your last move. Why do i own so much stuff. Bruce hood one-two hidden brain. Thanks for having me shankar. You mentioned bruce that there are about fifty thousand storage facilities in the united states. There are even more storage facilities than starbucks cafes or mcdonald's restaurants what does this reveal about. How much tough. We have bruce. It's amazing isn't it. It's a really strange phenomenon. it's fairly recent. i would imagine as a consequence of the fact. Productions of increased as manufacturing has really developed over the last couple of centuries. But we seem to be increasingly on this relentless pursuit of more and more things. And that's really what drove me to start writing a book about. What's the motivation. Oh yeah what's interesting is that we don't just own staff but we often find ourselves bewildered that we own so much stuff almost as if we didn't have agency acquiring all the stuff ourselves so we look around us and we see how could i possibly have collected all the stuff around me. Yeah well that's kind of the reasoning behind the title of the book possessed and it's a play on words because you know say possessions are the things that we own but i'm also alluding to the fact that this is almost as if there's a sort of little demon inside his which is compelling us to go for more things like this irrational little monster who who controls our consumption.

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India's Foreign Minister out of G-7 Meeting Over COVID Risk

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 4 months ago

India's Foreign Minister out of G-7 Meeting Over COVID Risk

"India's foreign minister has pulled out of in person meetings at a group of seven gathering in London because of possible exposure to the coronavirus super money NJ Shankar tweeted that off to being made aware that he was in contact with K. B. positive cases he decided to conduct his engagements in the virtual made out of caution and consideration for others the US state department said that they had been advised that the U. S. delegation was able to continue with the T. seven activities as planned because of the cost me matches they were taking at the events India is not a tease of membership but was invited along with South Korea Australia and South Africa as a guest for the second day of the meeting Karen Thomas London

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"shankar" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

01:49 min | 5 months ago

"shankar" Discussed on WBUR

"Shankar Vedantam. This is NPR. Support for NPR comes from this station and from aspiration, a digital banking alternative designed for people who care about the environment. Customers can plant a tree with every swipe of their debit card to offset their carbon footprint. Aspiration dot com slash green. And from math. Maisie, um, committed to boosting student's confidence, critical thinking and math grades and scores with in person or online instruction. Each student follows a customized learning plan. More at math. Maisie, um dot com. This is hidden brain. I'm Shankar Vedantam. Deborah Tannin is a linguist at Georgetown University..

Two pharmacists fired after one allegedly took COVID-19 vaccines home, mixed doses at DMH in Illinois

Chicago's Afternoon News

03:47 min | 7 months ago

Two pharmacists fired after one allegedly took COVID-19 vaccines home, mixed doses at DMH in Illinois

"Indicator. We're a couple of pharmacists have been fired. The story comes from the Chicago Tribune and the reporting of Lisa Shankar, who joins us now, Lisa, welcome back. Thank you s Oh, tell me about what What's going on here in Decatur? Sure. So, um, we foid my colleague Jomar. Avoid a emails from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Freedom of Information Act. You filed? Yeah, thank you and looking asking for anything that they had received having to do with complaints about how vaccines have been administered and there were emails between Memorial health system, which is hospital Decatur and State Health Department because apparently to pharmacists employed by memorial health system were fired after one of them took doses home to her family members and incorrectly or inappropriately mixed doses of the vaccine. On a day when 300 of their health care workers were vaccinated, let's take the first one first. Um the the pharmacist has not been identified. Right. The emails did not include names in the health system that they couldn't tell us names. She was fired because the health system said what? She took vials home to her family. How what did she do? Sure, the health system. Apparently, What happened is she took a dose is home to her family members, According to these emails, the health system said that she took two doses and her family members were not people who would have been eligible for the vaccine. At that time. We know how many people were talking about. Um, health systems that she took two doses. Doses. Okay. And then the other situation and I didn't really understand this. Um, what defense was that? You explained it in the peace but that they were mixing doses from vials. Explain that for me. Sure, so if each let's say each vial of a fight of five your vaccine contains like six doses. After the pharmacist takes the six doses out of the vile there still might be a little bit left at the bottom of the pile. And so what This farm sis did was take that little bit that was left at the bottom of the vile and combine it with leftovers from other vials. Um, which to me? It sounds like a great idea. Yeah, right, And they're actually has the controversy about that, in some places about you know, is that a good way to get more vaccine? But the FDA said that that should not be done that That's a bad idea. Because it is. The sexy doesn't contain preservatives. So if you're mixing Vaccine from different vials. It could lead contamination issues. That's because the vaccine was taken out of one vial introduced to the Needle and the syringe and then reintroduced to another violence that what is that worthy infection? Which, Because it's more like Let's say you have a tiny bit of it left over at the bottom of a few different vials. And then you combine that little bit from the few different vials to create one new dose. Okay? And and that's the same pharmacist who was You took two doses home to her family, right? Okay, so two pharmacists were fired. What did the other one do? We don't know. We know it had to do with with this incident, but the health system, um, would not say how this other pharmacist was involved, so maybe covering it up or something like that. Yeah, We just We don't know you. I'll just

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"shankar" Discussed on AI in Financial Services Podcast?

AI in Financial Services Podcast?

06:18 min | 7 months ago

"shankar" Discussed on AI in Financial Services Podcast?

"So shankar. I wanted to start off talking about what elements of workflows within banking where we can really apply conversational interfaces today. I think there's a lot of claims about ai taking over customer service or some other functions but of course it's more nuanced than app when you take a look at where your technologies being applied and what you see in the landscape. How would you summarize wear conversational interfaces fit in in banking right. So there's a lot of hype around conversational So i would like to break that particular meant we are on the very early stages of conditionally. I am in the technologies just evolving as long so in terms of in banking. I think the key use case for conditionally is of several but let me talk about the customer engagement side am banks are looking at cutting costs on call centers and reputation calls which comes into the call center they move into some form of a flow for chat bots and chad votes has to be intelligent enough to understand that alonso's and respond appropriately the challenge. Which we've been seeing and which most of the companies thunder companies are evolving from celebre. Give you an example. This has been restarted. This company was that everything's moved conversation and unstructured data. And we just happening where you have people chatting or come on what they can ask anything. Because there's no structured work or the zone many shropshire that they can ask anything. So you'll you'll heavy lifting is done by your systems in entirely to understand. The piece has to be good enough to understand the intent and appropriate the answer Their tools at one is banks have to be pretty strict in terms of how they respond just to make sure that the brand is kept so the way. If if it's an ai which is open to training or training without any human interface. It can this phone and get trained and If based on property may give a wrong response so if we need to have a better control on that and stock has to be built in that so what we are seeing or the bureau of let me give you an example right when we started in twenty seven twenty eight when we launched our first services with a bank the workload pretty structured the opportunity impact build a lot of variations on radiance fall the the intense again the stroke of the nlp to understand how pavilions for that to respond a car in the food has to happen is let me give an example if i make a query that hey there's my checkbook i applied for it guest today so you may have multiple variants which built in and the system understands what you intend hits and response to it. We launched. We had of art. Sixty thousand interactions per day mid some of the banks on viet launched in india. Where the there are twenty million customers and the operational team was overwhelmed. Because you can't keep having team billions so we have to build a deep learning mortar so that it auto trains and the billions auto bill so this my team both so there was a lot of learning which we act do as we each rated in canonisation layer journey the customer engagement side. That's the sign the law of other use cases which is emerging will the last few years especially in a machine comprehension whether market documents which banks have and. Let's assume that you are a relationship manager and you just want to know that on. How is the apple Gonna be doing tomorrow. And what does the cio report. Amancio information office of has created and the relationship manager doesn't have time to read through it so you have a reading the document which is being fed understanding the intense and comprehending it and you can quit any queries and it will not give up particular on servile pick relevant answers and showcase whether human gan understand it and pick up the knossos. It's such plus plus right. So i see that as a segment which we are working on with some max banks so using a for internal processes you have the rpm which is basically. That's a separate were to complete version. But in terms of con- additionally is fell focus on you. See a lot of use gives us or hr all the mundane tasks which people have to communicate with. A human is being moved onto box or workflow base os and that starts the shift which is happening. And we're seeing that. I have data which shows the in fact last month a one of the banks did six million interactions in a month. Or the because it's amazing but the final. Wally masur doing now just to clarify chocolate. This is six million internal interactions. You're talking about this. hr faculty here. No no no. No your customer writ large of a lincoln howard phasing customer actions retail banking iraq jumps rea-. Now that makes sense humans out there but just imagine a call center will not be able to have that kind of scalable volume now. There are lots of unique interactions which are happening which banks looking through. So i'll give you an example while the banks had to adam. Api just tell where the credit card is going to be delivered on which day just going to be delivered because they didn't have the use case but customer Asking that i applied for credit card. Where is it. I haven't received it so bank said okay. I don't want this to go to the call center. I want to based on customers asking these questions. Why don't i give a particular times time kind of thing where i can tell where the where the credit card is share not share so what is happening with conversation is if banks can leverage and i think banks are slowly understanding the scale of it

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Where Conversational Interfaces Belong in Banking - with Shankar Narayanan

AI in Financial Services Podcast?

06:18 min | 7 months ago

Where Conversational Interfaces Belong in Banking - with Shankar Narayanan

"So shankar. I wanted to start off talking about what elements of workflows within banking where we can really apply conversational interfaces today. I think there's a lot of claims about ai taking over customer service or some other functions but of course it's more nuanced than app when you take a look at where your technologies being applied and what you see in the landscape. How would you summarize wear conversational interfaces fit in in banking right. So there's a lot of hype around conversational So i would like to break that particular meant we are on the very early stages of conditionally. I am in the technologies just evolving as long so in terms of in banking. I think the key use case for conditionally is of several but let me talk about the customer engagement side am banks are looking at cutting costs on call centers and reputation calls which comes into the call center they move into some form of a flow for chat bots and chad votes has to be intelligent enough to understand that alonso's and respond appropriately the challenge. Which we've been seeing and which most of the companies thunder companies are evolving from celebre. Give you an example. This has been restarted. This company was that everything's moved conversation and unstructured data. And we just happening where you have people chatting or come on what they can ask anything. Because there's no structured work or the zone many shropshire that they can ask anything. So you'll you'll heavy lifting is done by your systems in entirely to understand. The piece has to be good enough to understand the intent and appropriate the answer Their tools at one is banks have to be pretty strict in terms of how they respond just to make sure that the brand is kept so the way. If if it's an ai which is open to training or training without any human interface. It can this phone and get trained and If based on property may give a wrong response so if we need to have a better control on that and stock has to be built in that so what we are seeing or the bureau of let me give you an example right when we started in twenty seven twenty eight when we launched our first services with a bank the workload pretty structured the opportunity impact build a lot of variations on radiance fall the the intense again the stroke of the nlp to understand how pavilions for that to respond a car in the food has to happen is let me give an example if i make a query that hey there's my checkbook i applied for it guest today so you may have multiple variants which built in and the system understands what you intend hits and response to it. We launched. We had of art. Sixty thousand interactions per day mid some of the banks on viet launched in india. Where the there are twenty million customers and the operational team was overwhelmed. Because you can't keep having team billions so we have to build a deep learning mortar so that it auto trains and the billions auto bill so this my team both so there was a lot of learning which we act do as we each rated in canonisation layer journey the customer engagement side. That's the sign the law of other use cases which is emerging will the last few years especially in a machine comprehension whether market documents which banks have and. Let's assume that you are a relationship manager and you just want to know that on. How is the apple Gonna be doing tomorrow. And what does the cio report. Amancio information office of has created and the relationship manager doesn't have time to read through it so you have a reading the document which is being fed understanding the intense and comprehending it and you can quit any queries and it will not give up particular on servile pick relevant answers and showcase whether human gan understand it and pick up the knossos. It's such plus plus right. So i see that as a segment which we are working on with some max banks so using a for internal processes you have the rpm which is basically. That's a separate were to complete version. But in terms of con- additionally is fell focus on you. See a lot of use gives us or hr all the mundane tasks which people have to communicate with. A human is being moved onto box or workflow base os and that starts the shift which is happening. And we're seeing that. I have data which shows the in fact last month a one of the banks did six million interactions in a month. Or the because it's amazing but the final. Wally masur doing now just to clarify chocolate. This is six million internal interactions. You're talking about this. hr faculty here. No no no. No your customer writ large of a lincoln howard phasing customer actions retail banking iraq jumps rea-. Now that makes sense humans out there but just imagine a call center will not be able to have that kind of scalable volume now. There are lots of unique interactions which are happening which banks looking through. So i'll give you an example while the banks had to adam. Api just tell where the credit card is going to be delivered on which day just going to be delivered because they didn't have the use case but customer Asking that i applied for credit card. Where is it. I haven't received it so bank said okay. I don't want this to go to the call center. I want to based on customers asking these questions. Why don't i give a particular times time kind of thing where i can tell where the where the credit card is share not share so what is happening with conversation is if banks can leverage and i think banks are slowly understanding the scale of it

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Self-described American nationalist is held in New York City bomb hoax

Lars Larson

00:30 sec | 9 months ago

Self-described American nationalist is held in New York City bomb hoax

"Nationalist who police in New York City say left a hoax Explosive device in a car at a shopping mall yesterday's turned himself in 22 year old Louis Shankar surrendered early this morning in Brooklyn. Shankar, who on social media describes himself as a patriot and supporter of President Trump. Left the fake bomb and a test lay in the mall's parking garage. He was previously arrested in December. 20 December 30th after police say he torched a poster attached to a police barricade in Manhattan. The Trump

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Lebanon, Israel announce U.S.-mediated talks over sea border

All Things Considered

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Lebanon, Israel announce U.S.-mediated talks over sea border

"Between Lebanon and Israel later this month to help resolve a longstanding dispute over the maritime border between the two countries as we hear from NPR's Michelle Kelemen The talks are expected to start October 14th at the United Nations headquarters in the southern Lebanese town of Naqoura, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Shankar says both sides asked the U. S to mediate. He says Lebanon and Israel are serious and focused on resolving the maritime dispute. In order to pave the way for oil and gas drilling. They should Sort out who's resources are the U. S has been working on this for a long time, he says, adding. This is not part of the U. S. Effort to get Arab states to normalize ties with Israel. Israel in Lebanon have no diplomatic relations. Michelle Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington Stocks finished higher

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Belarus protests: Opposition keeps up pressure on Lukashenko

BBC World Service

00:54 sec | 1 year ago

Belarus protests: Opposition keeps up pressure on Lukashenko

"Large crowds are expected in the Belarusian capital Minsk for the fifth consecutive Sunday to protest against the country's president, Alexander Lukashenko. They want him to resign for those detained in recent weeks to be freed. From Minsk is Jenna Fischer, President Lukashenko, maybe hoping that having detained or forced into exile, almost all of Belarus is opposition leadership that the protests will subside. He's likely to be disappointed. But lorises demonstrations at times of numbered in the hundreds of thousands and are decentralized and organized through messaging APS. There's no sign of them going away. What started as protests about a rigged election now just a cz much about the abuses that have followed. In the last few days. Women protesters have started being targeted with President Look A. Shankar's who did riot police dragging dozens off the street into unmarked

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At a Crossroads? China-India Nuclear Relations After the Border Clash

Monocle 24: The Globalist

09:49 min | 1 year ago

At a Crossroads? China-India Nuclear Relations After the Border Clash

"We start the program tracking one of the most potentially SA- serious spot points globally the ongoing hostilities between the nuclear-armed countries, India and China earlier this week they discharged weapons that each other for the first time in forty five years as a four month standoff between their armed forces escalated into warning shots in the western Himalayas. The skirmishes worryingly reminiscent of the circumstances surrounding the beginning of a war between the two in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, two. Yesterday. The foreign ministers of the two countries met in Russia in a bid to defuse the military standoff Jonah Slater New Delhi Bureau chief for The Washington Post and Isabel Hilton China dialogue join me on the line now. Thanks both for for joining us is about what was behind this most recent exchange of shots. That rather depends who you believe I mean one. Of the meeting that has taken place in Moscow, which has been some extent. Calming is that neither side will acknowledge any wrongdoing and indeed continue to blame the other. There is a very in general terms there isn't defined line of actual, control? The seem to be signs that the past three or four months across quite a a a length of it. So not just in one sector, China has been a pushing the actual you know situation on the ground by crossing the line of Control China, accuse his India doing the same thing in this most recent incidents and says that it had to fire shots in the ad to deter what was Indian aggression India has said over the repeated incidents over the past few months that China has advanced and then has not on a promises to retreat. So we now have quite an extended standoff which began in the in the West and sector. But has now extended to the eastern sector to what in your Natural Pradesh which to southern. Tibet. So it's a sustained standoff still during the what more do we know about the outcome of the meeting between the two men yesterday Well we know that they met for two and a half hours a lengthy meeting their first in person meetings since the crisis began Jason Curve India's foreign minister is a is a former ambassador to China. He has deep experience there. But in terms of outcomes, what we basically have is an agreement to continue talking it's not nothing but it's definitely not a breakthrough I mean Isabel do you think there's any real appetite for compromise and given China's current aggressive stance globally will one be trying to dial it down I think that I don't see very much appetite for compromise on either side we all you have is highly nationals governments which both. Set great store on territorial integrity and and then of course, you come to the sensitive point where the territories real defined and then you have a you know constant potential for confrontation. But if you add to that I mean what one thing that is very different from in in this border confrontation with other areas of conflict China like the South China Sea for example, where were you have because it's accessible and and territory marine territory that's used by lots of different kinds of people in people from from different countries, you can enact a conflict at a lower level if you like using fishing boats or or customs boats, and you don't actually have to use your main forces. But this is highly inaccessible territory. The only people who are out there really are our armed forces and they have increased. Both sides have increased the presence of their forces really dramatically in the last few months, and in the last few years, they have increased access to the border by building infrastructure building roads and railway building roads rather So you have the potential to mobilize both heavy weaponry and larger numbers of troops When you have a moment like this, do strategically, I would say that China is trying to discourage India from. Joining in a mall full blooded way any anti-chinese coalition organized by the United States so the has been quite a warm relationship between Modiin trump as we know, and and the question is how far India will take this because that could be a Catholic. And during this meeting, come about because the to happened to be in Moscow anyway or is Russia playing the piece Burqa. Well. Both of them would have been at this meeting, but it does seem that Russia is playing a little bit of a role of convener here as a country that. Ostensibly would like to see tensions reduce. It has constructive relationships with both countries there have been reports in the Indian media suggesting that I'm sorry that Russia was doing some quiet diplomacy behind the scenes earlier in this crisis but I think the these these two men obviously would have been there anyway just comes at a very. Sensitive, sensitive, and important time. It's about what's in it for? Would I guess it's less less difficulty in the neighborhood they do as we've heard have rush the Russians do have constructive relations Russia likes to be seen as a broker these days I mean the whole trajectory of Putin's kind of outward posture has been to assert Russia's important so to be able to mediate between a traditional friend India and. country. Rival with whom relations little complicate it China would greatly enhanced prestige. One of the difficulties is that what we know from the reorganization, for example, the Chinese military which is put sheeting. Very firmly, inconspicuously in command, we need to assume I think that decision is made about deployment of troops and our posture go very much to the top So you know without a signal from the tall, the foreign ministers of my decide couldn't actually resolve this. Yeah. How do you think this fits in with the the general foreign policy aims of India. I don't think expected crisis with China I. think that was not part of its. Foreign Policy Goals as Isabelle was speaking about no, India is. Wary of China's rise, it has been drawing closer to the United States and also to this grouping called the Quad, which includes the United States Japan and Australia this one of the interesting aspects about this crisis with China along the line of actual control is that India says at least that it's at a loss to understand why China is doing this it repeated that again today that. Shot, the tiny side has not provided a credible explanation for this deployment. Jay Shankar, the foreign minister a few days ago said repeated that India's is a little bit flummoxed here, and so if China is sending a message that it doesn't want India to draw closer to the United States, India's not really getting the message quite clearly So I think that's one of the strange parts about this entire episode, which is we don't India claims at least not really understand what China's motivations are for this. Quite significant deployment along the line of actual control which began in April and then Burst into actual skirmishes, skirmishes in May, and then the deadliest violence between the two countries and more than fifty years in June. I mean Isabel attorneys right WH- one can't really see what's in it for China I. Mean as you say, this is an area where there's really not very much. It's inaccessible the only people there are the soldiers. What's the point? I think the point is is partly to shore up she gene pins reputation at home is a vigorous defender of China's global position and Chinese sovereignty, and you might well argue that that sovereignty over a few miles of inaccessible mountain compass matter but they matter symbolically domestically in China. It also might be I mean, we've seen a passion of a very assertive behavior. Put it no more strongly from China pretty much since the coronavirus outbreak and a lot of you know if you look across the piece it what's been going on there had been provocations in around Taiwan with you with Chinese. Military flights crossing into Taiwanese airspace very recently and and we have you know I, think for the first time that I can recall in. Since the sixties we have on this board, we have confrontations in both the important western sector and the equally important eastern sector. Now, that's that's kind of unusual that does signal a much more firm intent to send a message even if it's not a message that India understand. So it may be a message that's being directed to the Chinese public that you know we can do this because we are bigger and stronger than India and we will continue to defend. China's position in the world.

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Impact of Biden's Choice of Kamala Harris as Running Mate

Bloomberg Markets

05:59 min | 1 year ago

Impact of Biden's Choice of Kamala Harris as Running Mate

"Just dividing Picking California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Let's get the what this might mean for the Democrats as they head into November for the election. Marty Shankar, chief content officer for Bloomberg News, joins US Marty. Thanks so much for joining us here. What's your initial takeaway of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's running mate? Well, I think you know, and it's been spoken about all morning and yesterday afternoon. It's a historic pick. She is the first Whom the person of color to be on a major ticket advice. Presidential candidate and you know, it solidifies what some Think was a somewhat of a vulnerability for Joe Biden. That's with the with the black voters. And I think that you know it was an excellent choice. Well, Marty, you say that. But will there be any pushback from black voters given her record on criminal justice reform and as a prosecutor Yeah, You know, I think that's been a problem for her. If this came out Bloomberg another George stories about her role in as attorney general in California. Oh, and as a district attorney in San Francisco. She has Been criticized for being Dick really aggressive in her prosecutions and resisting remuneration for those wrongly prosecuted, But that was you know, decades ago. Um, I think that you know, it will be a line that GOP uses against her and they've already started. Um, but I think her attributes will probably be able to overcome those What do you think This means? This ticket here the way this potential campaign may unfold in the next couple of months means for financial markets here. Well, you know, I think the important thing you know no one's really talking about it. But Pamela Harris and Joe Biden. Their policies really are dependent on what happens in the Senate if the Senate remains in Republican hands. They're going to have a really hard time getting any of their policies through so I think the focus really needs to be on those important Senate races, their number of them That were supposedly safe for Republicans who are now in tossup territory. And I think place like main on Arizona. So you I think that that's really going to be a pivotal thing for markets. But I do think that if you didn't see it the other day, Ed in the former editor in chief of Barons wrote a piece in The Wall Street Journal saying that Biden presidency is going to be great for markets. Yeah, absolutely. And I think you know, market participants are already saying that we had marked as Reon yesterday. Who, you know, obviously. Is it a financier, too? The Biden campaign and so he obviously was very pleased with the comma Harris choice to It would have been his choice. Marty, what happens between now and November in the sense that Joe Biden can be a little bit unpredictable? Is there a way that he could throw this? Well, you know, when people asked the what my thoughts are on the election coming up by continually say it's Joe Biden's to lose. And there is and I think the debates coming up the three debates and the debate the vice presidential debate this just one could have A really important role in how this election place out. So yes, Bonnie. It's quite possible that Joe Biden could say something or perform. Poorly and that may have a real impact on the race, which, despite the polls, I believe is pretty close. Marty, How do you think these candidates for the president and Vice President Biden How will they campaign over the next several months is it just could be a serious of television interviews and things like that? Yes, And I think you know, like today they will do a a century a small audience of participants so she'll be distant with I'm sure with mass And that's the way it's going to be until November. I mean, Donald Trump certainly would like to make it a more on the GOP side. Would liketo have his huge rallies, But I don't think that's gonna happen, so it's going to be as usual and unprecedented campaign. Virtual events on on video and that actually made Plato Bidens and ban it because he's much better in Hello. Prompted characters rather than life. Yeah, Marty, what makes you say that? You think it's closer than the polls suggest right now? What votes? Is the pole missing? Well, you know, we did a story about a theory that when potential voters are speaking to Pollsters. They may say that they are voting for the Democrat when in fact they are going to vote for Trump. I think that the There is this phenomenon and people just not willing to tell what they're That they support Donald Trump to pollsters. So I do think that there's that element of undercounting Trump's support. Fascinating. It's going to be just amazing. Several months. It feels like every presidential election in the United States brings up some new constitutional challenges and debates and difficulties, and this one's going to be no different. Marty Shankar's chief content officer here Bloomberg News. And of

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AYURVEDA: The ancient Science of Self Healing and practical spirituality in the post covid-19 era with Acharya Shunya

My Seven Chakras

05:15 min | 1 year ago

AYURVEDA: The ancient Science of Self Healing and practical spirituality in the post covid-19 era with Acharya Shunya

"What's up action, tribe, heroes, hose and founder of my seven Jucker as my seven chocolate dot com, the shore we help you expedients, effortless healing, awakening and abundance in today's episode we talk about some really powerful and embroidered topics, including what roared as I read a play in healing, the true nature of self, the importance of cleansing, and so much more, but before that I'd like to remind you that I have recently released a twenty four page pdf outlining some of my favorite ways to raise my web rations and fien better almost immediately to get your free pdf was my. Joker does DOT COM forward slash? Feel better now. That's my seven juxtapose dot com follow today's feel better now all right, so let's bring on our special guest today. Who happens to be our second dime? Guest Ajaria Shuna so a CIA is a globally recognized spiritual leader and Wittig Lineage Order, who awakens health and consciousness through thick sciences of Ira Way Danta and Yoga, and she's a driving force behind noble and online, nor for profit wisdom, school and worldwide spiritual community, and the author of the bestselling book on the Reading Art of mind, body and soul, wellbeing and health I iradar lifestyle, wisdom, and forthcoming second book with sounds drew of Italy's in two thousand and twenty sovereign self so a Ajaria welcome once again. Are you ready to inspire I? Am Ready to inspire and thank you for inviting me back. I really enjoyed our conversation last time create. I did as well. And, so to begin our session today to begin our conversation today. What is your favorite or that? One Inspirational Court that is on your mind these days, and how you are of applying it in your in your life I'm really been condom leading on our food for word, Sanskrit statement by a teacher of non-relative duality from India Shankar up, and he had said them Jagan Michio which it really means is that. Everything I see is a lower order of reality and the theater in me is of a higher order of reality, and that is allowing me to be more within and give less importance to what's going on without me if you know what I mean. Wonderful thanks a lot for shedding BRAHMA MUSSET SUTTON JAN meteorite. Yes, which means that what you see around you? That is allusively at his transient at his changing. What is done is your true self, your eternal self, and that is something that you have to discover for yourself and then, but there are things that you can do to help you and facilitate that process. Of discovering their sovereign cells, and that's what we're going to talk about today so a Ajaria. What is a you're either? Because there's so many definitions right, there are so many connotations I grew up in India so I have a certain view of Irish. You studied Iowa and learn from the masters all your life. So, what is your understanding or your definition of I read? The description of IRA denial weight is or in the sketches. These, are you show V? The High Veda which means the Veda Veda means the knowledge off life is. And so I was a teaching from the ancients years, if India, which happily were men and women known as we. She's into Shaka's. was really a putting together a lot of wisdom. That connects SAS to life to the source of life. Rich may be make on Rana, or you know soul or consciousness ultimately, and how does it play out in the different containers of life, which is the body, the senses, the mind, the, and even the soul, which is really an Ospent of that super consciousness, a carrier of that universal consciousness, and so therefore I another at the Incheon sages who? Who gave us? Yoga will give us meditation. They also give Messiah that today. More and more people call it holistic medicine, which is totally fine, because it's way more holistic than any other medicine that I haven't gone to. At least or at least it's compatible to a lot of holistic ancient traditions from the word, it's no way behind it and be discreet. Discuss some of that in our previous. Discussion, but to. I would say that it's spiritual. Medicine is spirits medicine. That's why in India. Sometimes they call it. It's God's own medicine. And they ancient does Aj may have these celestial healers known as the Ashini Chimeras these are these twin brothers who care of the all the medical needs of the gods, and they are said to be the first I obey. The doctors apparant the living today in the heavens, so I love all these connections of spirituality.

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"shankar" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"shankar" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The mobile app this is hidden brain I'm Shankar Vedantam when we interact with others we are often intensely focused on how we feel our anxieties are embarrassments our fears as a result we're often blind to the effect we have on others their anxieties their embarrassments and their fears psychologist Vanessa Bonser studied how such ego centric bias can keep people from asking for help but that's not the whole story there's kind of the happy story which is that people will help us more than we think and then there's kind of the darker story that people will do a lot of other things for us more so than we think so we run some studies where we started out kind of asking people if they could get someone to live for them so our original studies involved you know just filling something out we said what if we just have them ask if they'll you know sign their name to set it to something saying that you gave them a pitch that you can actually get them just kind of a white lie and so once again we had people guess at how many people they would have to ask this work make this request of before a certain number said yes they went on to campus they ask people you know I'm supposed to be doing this patch I really don't feel like doing it we just sign this thing that I gave you the pets and again most people want up signing it even though our participants thought that most people would say now as Vanessa says the volunteers were asking people to tell the truth you ally and perhaps you could say what's the big deal in signing a note that says someone give you a page that they didn't there are no real moral consequences so Vanessa raise the stakes we kind of up the ante and so what we did is we created these fake library books we took a bunch of books off my bookshelf and just you know put some library codes on them and we give them to participants and we said we're gonna have you go into the libraries on campus and ask people to vandalize this library books and so they were to tell people I'm playing a prank on my friend but they know my handwriting we please just write pickle in this library book and Patton and they left it at that and looked at whether or not people agreed and what we found is that the people they approach that they kept track of some of the things that people said when they made this request of them and people would say things like this is wrong are you shouldn't be doing this we could get in trouble they were clearly uncomfortable with the prospect of vandalizing this purported library book but they still did it they still did it and again that's finding went completely against the intuitions of the volunteers doing the asking people significantly underestimated how much influence they possessed to get others to do something unethical so our participants went before they went out and start asking people they thought about twenty eight percent of people would agree to do this right so I thought the vast majority of people would say no but when they actually went out and made this request of people sixty four percent a majority of the people they asked actually agreed to vandalize this library book I mean that's actually pretty astonishing that sixty four percent of people would say yes I mean I would I would not have predicted it would be as high as number is that yeah I mean this was a task we designed or like this is never going to work right there's no way people are actually gonna agree to do this and we ourselves were completely surprised that that people disagree as much as it was uncomfortable that for them to do this unethical thing and analyze a library book it was way more uncomfortable for them to say no to the person who is asking in.

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Xerox CTO Naresh Shanker

Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)

07:23 min | 1 year ago

Xerox CTO Naresh Shanker

"Shankar? Welcome to tech nations great to speak with you Becky Beta looking Russia. I thought we'd begin with your current post. A lot has changed since the last time you and I caught up you you are now the chief technology officer of Xerox with a remarkable purview that includes rnd as well as running the technology function more. Generally speaking at that company and what an interesting time to be Xerox eight organization that is going through quite a renaissance at present isn't and I thought maybe you could take a moment and describe. What was it about this opportunity that attracted you to make the move over to Xerox? Yeah Thanks Peter so one I mean Xerox has had a very a very richer I'd say in its hundred year history history of both in invention and innovation It's it's really amazing. Run and What really intrigued me me about? The opportunity was I have the unique opportunity to transform and revitalize the Brandon Business from and a business model and Also you know digital transformation perspective So that is number one fundamentally transforming business so that it's easy for customers to engage And also consumer technology as a company. So that's point number one. The second aspect of the role also exciting was actually the the opportunity to actually transform the the product portfolio across The Workplace Solution Landscape the graphics landscape and All of the new sciences That will help us. Transcend the print franchise and so the opportunity to also launch new lines of business business and create a value Is really a huge opportunity. That I thought was quite exciting so on many different levels food this role and opportunities quite unique so So I don't you know I have to give this a shot because it's Really of very unique opportunity and an exciting opportunity and Off The brand is a monkey brand highly respected in the industry and so wiped out You know Why not and so? That's what brought me here and And I'm looking forward to the run because I see the Mike Three five three and five years being really really exciting to transform the brand at many different levels. Why I'd love to get digging a little deeper in a rush Ashton transformation and you've alluded to some of the areas in which you're hoping to your for example transcended print franchise use your your words to Get into workplace Klay Solutions Graphics New Leverage New Sciences. I wonder if you can tak- maybe a couple of those examples and he'll back the onion a little bit further and describes describes what you see in terms of the pathway with some of those whereas whereas what will be the sources of innovation and what complexion do they take. Okay so when you look at the the print franchise which is our CO business and workplace solutions and graphics We now see ourselves moving moving into a whole new range of sciences to take advantage of close to. I'd say a fifth approximate fifty five plus billion dollar market opportunity That is ahead of us in all of these new sciences so if I look at Beyond the CO business in the areas of packaging In the areas of packaging of you know there are new sciences around direct object printing in line marking All of these new areas areas that potentially are adjacent seas and also moving into the packaging. Cite Ah the digital printing packaging side of business so automobiles will be adjacent agencies to the core business of the next set as an example and then the next set of businesses that launched As an example is it was basically a starting with treaty. The treaty additive manufacturing business predominantly focused on liquid metal That is a very very Interesting technology it's highly disruptive and What's unique about the technology it's fundamentally revolutionizes manufacturing and and Both around speed around speed cost and reliability of what we've done in the liquid metal space is We both technology Where we can actually absorb the low cost and put in take off metal aloys that are commodities and Begin produce high-quality production pots that that have tremendous integrity and density in terms of the materials that we print of low cost reliability and also the speed and so it's a huge value proposition and So that's that's a classic example in terms of Directionally How you meet? This is in the additive space. And you couple that with the treaty software. That now aroused us to design predictive models And also pest invalidate the composition and the quality of those models before they even get printed so the treaty. Ai Software that's going to be coupled with the hardware and creates a very unique value. Did you proposition so so we able to print not just parts that are denso The fast and CHEAPO and and in compared to those made from metal powders right which typically has been where most of the industry has been investing it and and And so what we've been able to Actually mitigate is a lot of the other technologies around metal. Powders you know have long again. The Post production processes Procuring and be powdery. Well we don't. We don't have that complexity. Actually that comes with a post production process and so big knowledge again in the faster cheaper and Much Mo- so What I call it? Preserves the integrity and the density of the the materials have been used So it's a very very exciting play In the three D. space and to produce a complete three sixty experience of to really address what I call the on demand nature chill of manufacturing since we live in an on-demand instrument economy right You pay for what you consume and you'll pay when you consume Emmett

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Moussa Sissoko admits getting too tired playing in Pochettino's diamond

ESPN FC

05:25 min | 2 years ago

Moussa Sissoko admits getting too tired playing in Pochettino's diamond

"Off to the seven to to walloping enhanced by and this is what they're spurs midfielder Moussa so to say we get tired too quickly. When we play with a midfield diamond jubilee it was October Fest Foot by Northland don't think Soco saying anything and he didn't see with our own? Is that what what do you make of him and she going so public with with this criticism so some of these guys do not. I guess they haven't had media training. I guess they do an odd question. Well you just have no commonsense right as it pertains to your essay question. You don't have to answer it. You can dance around did even if you feel that this is the case what is there to gain for Mussa's so come on and say we get too tired when we play in diamond what somebody's GonNa feel sorry I four u Somebody's GonNa say oh. I'm so sorry that you have to run into midfield. I'm so sorry you have to tackle people. I'm so sorry that you have to get it close to midfield player. Come on man honestly this is we're talking about Champions League and we're talking about playing at home playing against via Munich. We're in this guy is bringing up. We're getting tire. Come on is this further sign Shankar and the beam plenty already that the players and the manager getting further apart yes yes I see that for this reason this as far as I'm concerned the only players in the park who have any right to complain about getting tired because of nineteen minutes are you wing box given what's asked of them in modern day football. If no you complaining about getting tired of formation it points to something and fog far deeper than than just answering a question incorrectly my opinion and given what we've seen from Spoo- so far this season this just visa Mussa's who looking for an excuse to try to explain their poor performances looking for an excuse that somehow absolves him mm-hmm and the rest of the midfield of any kind of responsibility furthermore kind of throws a manager under the bus so which is why answer my question your your question the way that I did. I think it's it's it's alarming to have a player answering the question that Frank. What did you make of what's going on a spur from a farming? The statistics are pretty stop. They've won nine. They lost twenty eight games in all competitions. Why why the exceptional season last season where the their right level? I'm not sure maybe they were playing at one hundred and forty percent. Maybe they were fortunate. Let's say lucky when you see Lucas scoring three goals in the semi final against away from home when you everybody thinks it's it's dead we want something from the Spurs may be the not able to recreate because they were here. It was too much for them and they just came back as human being this season they showed the weaknesses reina what the MHM weaknesses where Eden by a real fortune last season and now you see the conflicts coming up always dot com and from USA Sissoko saying to the Koch. We don't want us to play later because I think we don't like the way you make us play and prominence becomes becomes reality when when in fact you can't answer the questions on the field and last year they were able to do so because they were playing at the maximum because they oughta spirit together and because they were lucky did not anymore in those three statements interesting you'll photon over achievement because guys would look at the starting eleven it is still a fabulous team on on on paper. It is not an argument be made that they'd just been a victim of great by inside on on Tuesday night but also suffering and they've done that before you would say it's just a slow start. If you don't go back to the end of last season on how much of a struggle it was other than Champions League and maybe making the deep running Champions League mass a lot of the issues that we're going to get over chief. Did they overcharged grossly over achieve. You can meet well. I mean even even even the biggest I fan will be like attendance. League final. I look over achieve got fortunate but they took advantage of that good fortune and give them credit for that but clearly there's been issues with this his team since deep deep issues back then that they haven't resolved they did not answer it through the summer and they have an answer yet and early on in the the season for me. It's not only the players is not only puts it. The it's just a whole feeling oh spurs right now seems to be while they go brighton and Walford Nixon the primarily that may be just the remedy that they have all due respect to break known. What extra chime is where we onto your twitter questions Enj- you can see it every day on Youtube Channel

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Ukraine president's party leads ahead of parliamentary vote

The Economist: The Intelligence

06:39 min | 2 years ago

Ukraine president's party leads ahead of parliamentary vote

"In April laniers Alinsky swept victory in Ukraine's presidential election it was a curious case of life imitating art misters Alinsky was the comedic star of show called Servant of the people I mean which depicted a regular guy swept into the presidency with a message of change once in power misters Alinsky wasted no time guy over what's going on in his inaugural speech. He said he would dissolve parliament and hold early elections. The vote will take place on Sunday on the ballot. This time is Mr Zielinski. Namesake Servant of the People party polls suggest it'll make a strong showing he needs it too if he's going to make good on his promises to Ukrainians frustrated with the old guard some of that old guard must be voted out of parliament in the Ukrainian system. The president has limited powers. I Know Snyder covers Ukraine economist most of the governing hours belong to parliament and government formed. I coalition in parliament so despite his victory presidents Alinsky has had pretty limited room for maneuver. He's been saddled with essentially okay the par Shankar government his efforts to make progress in terms of lawmaking have been stifled and so he's been restricted to sort of symbolic steps and I think he wants to take the real lovers of power but I mean can he what what sort of political influence dizzy hat I mean I I understand. He's a good sort of figure for people to focus on but do you think he can gather the political will he needs so if the polls are it'd be believed his party serving of the people is polling somewhere between forty and fifty percent some even in thinking might be able to gather pure majority regardless of whether they crossed the fifty percent threshold or not hill likely have the largest block in parliament and the dominant position in whichever coalition he chooses to form and in part it is a reflection of what people have seen in him so far he's made a series of sort of symbolic steps things like canceling a military parade and instead paying bonuses to servicemembers reducing the number of the presidential staff announcing plans as he had promised during the campaign to move the presidential administration from its old imposing Soviet headquarters. These are things that have signaled to voters that he's serious about change and so far Ukrainians are choosing to believe but I mean the single biggest thing they went to believe is that undue influence on the government by all the guards and the like will go away I mean does he presented credible chance of that exactly and this is the rub as always in Ukraine where the political system is under the grip of oligarchs. Mr Lansky has faced questions about his ties to one oligarchy in particular eager Colombo ski who was the owner of the T._v.. Channel on which Mr Leonides comedy shows ran in recent years when you take a look at the list of candidates for his party it seems to be a real l. sort of grab bag of genuine young reformers and political novices looking to make a mark for the first time old friends and associates from his previous life as an actor and folks with some questionable ties including two oligarchs so the parliamentary list is in some ways manifestation of Lewinsky's desire to be everything to everyone and the question will be if Mr Zelinski does manage to gather a parliamentary coalition and form government. What kinds of laws will start to push firsthand? How directly will he challenged the oligarchy interests? It's still largely controlled Ukraine. So what exactly is he planning to do to address those concerns. His policy platform has been quite heavy on things like introducing more what he calls snug avoided avoided direct democracy decentralizing if you will more power to the people removing immunity from deputies M._p.'s parliament so some somewhat populist moves like that the question of sort of economic policies policies a bit fuzzier. He's promised to continue with the steps required under an i._M._F.. Loan program it's helping to prop up Ukraine's economy even to this day. He's promised to pursue tough anti corruption measures but his legislative agenda. We'll really come into focus. Once parliament forums it is a bit of a smorgasbord something for everyone and it seems to be working as intellectual strategy well working at least as the polls are concerned anyway. What do you think he intends to do regarding relations? Into Russia and the conflict in eastern Ukraine this is another obviously major if not the major issue for Lansky and for his presidency he's taken a different approach in certain important ways to par Shaneco are Sankoh pursuit of very a outright ethno nationalist even approach to the conflict Zilenski has been more willing to talk about and pursue building ties with the people not necessarily the leadership of but the people stuck in the Russian controlled controlled separatist territories in eastern Ukraine. He's been more flexible about the use of language switching freely between Russian and Ukrainian Russian being spoken more commonly in the east of the country and he's already engaged in some direct diplomacy even with Putin himself. There's a potential prisoner exchange in the works and that would be certainly a signal of positive movement and perhaps assign that the two leaders are engaged in a more constructive dialogue than in the past but at the same time Lansky will have to fight off horses domestically who will accuse him of being too nice as it were to folks in the east of getting to engaged with Putin and that will present challenge for him going forward and so all told what chances do you give him move overturning public opinion of reading the government of undue influence of stabilizing the economy of normalizing relations with Russia. What what odds do you give success in terms of the symbolism? He's already had some big successes his figure his person in in and of itself represents a new Ukraine a post Soviet generation or generation that didn't make its name and it's money in the murky division of assets after the fall of the Soviet Union the Ukrainian populace at large already beginning to have a more rosy outlook about the future about the direction of the country the downside is that if he can't fill that shiny new form with the content of governance that could be real disillusionment and he'll be up against deeply entrenched interests and forces throughout out the bureaucracy throughout the economy throughout the state know how to run this system and how to work this system much better than the former comedian turned resident.

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Drugmakers will have to reveal medication prices in TV ads

Bill Handel

06:49 min | 2 years ago

Drugmakers will have to reveal medication prices in TV ads

"By the end of the summer, probably when you see those ads for drugs on TV they're going to be adding the retail cost and that is going to be stunning. When you see that? Absolutely a stunner. And why is that because as you see people prancing dancing around and hanging out with their grandkids. And throwing the little ones in the air and going out on boats and gardening 'cause they couldn't be happier. Even the elderly people always look spectacular because they are professional models and actors you fascinating, how it works is that since the law change, and they they had to add the side effects of thirty seconds of the ad is side effects. And I mean, they're horrific when you actually listen to them your face is going to fall out. It's going to be as big as a watermelon. They'll be blood hammer, gene from every orifice, you have huge open Shankar's your livers gonna literally pop out of your body. I mean, just really good stuff because side effects ordinance. Oh, and by the way, you may die. That's also very important. And so that's already in there. But the people are still prancing, dancing everything. Everybody's very happy. And as at the end of the commercial as the prancing Nancy goes on. It's ask your doctor about this drug, which incidentally is a very powerful message because doctors listened to their patients it's not the other way around because doctors want to keep those patients, and so they're writing scripts like crazy and with the patients come in based on the ads is the newest bestest. Drug that's on the market G. I wanna try that. And then then the shocker comes how much is it a here's what the drug companies are saying and what a fantastic defense. They have putting up prices is confusing. Those aren't the real prices because we discount so many of these drugs, and there are paybacks, and you have these organizations that distribute and these various HMO and hospital groups that go she ate with us. So it's not the actual price. Okay. Then simply put up the actual retail price and say prices may vary depending on your insurance, depending on whether you're paying out of pocket, depending on whether you're a member of group and all you do is put that up. That's for example, not letting car companies put up the P or not letting WalMart put up the price of a product because it's confusing to actually know the price. I mean, I am stunned with that. Because let me tell you when you find out how much these things actually cost. Brand new drug, and it'll make you feel better if you have insert name of Edelman disease here. You're going to be thousands of dollars per month. Even if you're talking about a single hit. It's completely insane. Marjorie went through some pain awhile ago and the doctor prescribed Oxycontin, not actually not not Oxy Coton cotton, which is a long atla- long lasting, which incidentally, you can't get. I mean it because these are opiates pharmacies. Just don't stock them finally found one pharmacy near my house. That stocked it and I had called around that cheapest the cheapest price I could get was twenty bucks a pill. And then there were some that were selling them at thirty bucks a pill. I thought I was on the street out there talking to a drug dealer. And there's no generic for it. Either. And wait until you see on TV. Eighty dollars a pill two hundred dollars a pill twenty thousand dollars a year for this course of drug treatment. Well, of course, the drug companies don't want you to see that. You know, why? Because it's confusing. Uh-huh. And it'll stop people. Here's the other one. It will stop people from using the drug and therefore we want to not stop people. We want to help people with our drug. So they can get better. Well, yeah, it you're right. Paying forty thousand dollars for a year worth the drug is going to stop people from UCLA. I got that. So therefore, you should know how much drug costs you should actually get the sticker shock when you go to the pharmacy. When they say you put in your prescription. It's thirty pills when they say, oh, that's twenty eight hundred dollars. I for example, take little as you know. I even like skittles to bring down my boiling point. It's so I don't overreact is. So I don't go crazy have no idea what I used to be like pre lamentable days. And there was a time. When I couldn't even take the generic matter of fact, I don't take the generic we have some. But I for the most part, I take the real thing. Three grand a month. Wow. And that's with insurance. No, my copay because I have Kaiser is very, okay. But it's it's three thousand dollars a month. So can you imagine the advertising for la- McDonnell? And there it is. If you take little if you are handle less in the way, you live life that is completely out of your mind. Blowing up walking around your head is about to explode because you have such high blood pressure be prepared to spend three thousand dollars a month for that drug not counting cholesterol drugs, not counting anything else. At our house. We thank God that we're part of an HMO. We're probably at five six thousand dollars a month worth of drugs. And if we were out of pocket, I mean, it's it's crazy which by the way, so many people are out of pocket, and then we go right into the topic of health care in this country, and how it

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Linda Bonanno And NPR discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

00:43 sec | 2 years ago

Linda Bonanno And NPR discussed on Morning Edition

"The placebo effect. It's when people who participate in clinical trials feel better after taking sugar pills, and it's pretty common. Researchers have asked whether doctors can use placebos as a tool to heal people. But there is an ethical hurdle. Most doctors believe placebos work only if patients think that they're getting actual medicine, if they're being deceived essentially, but there might be a fixed NPR's Shankar vay downtime has his story for a decade, Linda Bonanno organized her life around the inevitability of pain intestinal problems constantly interfered with daily routines. I couldn't even. Move. It was worse than labor pains. You better have a baby than what I

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"shankar" Discussed on Motorsport Radio

Motorsport Radio

02:27 min | 3 years ago

"shankar" Discussed on Motorsport Radio

"If you finish last in rasonable one yet i'm paul position and that meant manuel maldonado who vocally finished last in race number one and you can well i'll tell you that he had a few things to say to sasa con chai mongol cutter hey i'm presuming had a little argument with race one and we call with him of enough you words with him in the assembly area he wasn't too pleased that was the body language anyway maybe i'm misinterpreting that but head to our website motorsport dot radio and maybe you can pops see exactly what i'm talking about 'cause we managed to catch it on camera anyway so race number two then and it was maldonado on pole position and was a about stop full ravi shankar but solely stuff from all denardo took off it deed in venice is actually got a good saul ravi shankar lease off the line gains at least two places but yeah that first lap did not go well for him he dropped a number of places and the biggest beneficiary of that i i pop at the front was ravi shankar teammates krishma headache who did manage to jump up two seconds at least early stages and from there i think it was pretty set maldonado oversee has the speeds and the experience more than any drive in the field to break away him in matic really really what to for most of the race but it was venezuelan venezuelan that came out on top and it was a excellent second victory from him especially considering he's done he's done this before olten parkey enu as he was doing and while he while while he was probably was not happy with how race what ended this this is good way to come back especially as he's finding a headache for fifth in the championship at the minute certainly they will there was a good few incidents let's say in race number two as expected that's kind of what the rules were intended to entice really and that's what they produced nikolai god who did fantastic lee well to scramble up the field having started in last because he won race number one well he got up to well to pay six at one point all the way from the back of the grid and then him and jamie chadwick mysteriously dropped down the field.

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"shankar" Discussed on Hidden Brain

Hidden Brain

01:38 min | 4 years ago

"shankar" Discussed on Hidden Brain

"Hi there juncker here were halted work on a bunch of upcoming shows so this week we thought we bring your favorite from our archives we hope you enjoy the episode if you like me you know this feeling maybe you're in a party or you're walking down the street and suddenly out of a sea of passing faces one of them lights up looking right at you this portion stats waving says hello this person is glad to see you and you you have no idea who you're looking at who this is hidden brain i'm shankar vida today on the show when talking about faces recognizing faces is a crucial skill it so crucial that there are regions of the brain devoted to facial recognition but all your mind is amazing at identifying your boyfriend or your child in a crowd there are important limits to this ability some of us like me are extremely batuta some of us a terrific on today's show we look at some people who are on opposite ends of the spectrum and talk about how our ability to recognize faces has broad implications in our lives support for this podcast and the following message comes from american express open hidden brain makes complicated scientific ideas simple and understandable that's would american express open wants to do for business visit opencom to see how they can help with money and knowhow so you can get past the complexity and get business done.

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