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Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein
Manny Alvarez: On Regulatory Challenges in Fintech, Crypto and Boardroom Diversity

Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 51:40


Intro.(1:18) - Start of interview.(1:51) - Manny's "origin story". He grew up in Oxnard, CA. He went to Cornell University for undergrad and "that's probably the first time he realized that the rest of the world did not look like Oxnard." His foray into film studies, including at Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, also known as Paris III.(8:05) - His decision to go to law school.(9:34) - His start with Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal's (now Denton's) SF litigation practice. Later, his experience at the California Department of Justice (Consumer Law Section). His time with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (he was an enforcement attorney between 2011-2014). That was his first experience "building something."(14:38) - His time with Affirm (31st employee and first attorney). He was there between 2014 and 2019.(15:19) - His decision to leave Affirm to be appointed as the new Commissioner of the California Department of Business Oversight (now Department of Financial Protection and Innovation). The Department oversees the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, money transmitters, issuers of payment instruments and travelers checks, and premium finance companies.(20:30) - His take on "fintech": "A lot of people use this term [fintech] as a noun, but I think of it more as an adjective that describes an ethos that embraces the democratization of financial services." Fintech also encompasses ubiquity ("meeting the customers where they are"), the increased computing decision-making power (larger data-sets), and interoperability.(26:49) - His take on the rise of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL). "In the early days of Affirm that term did not even exist, what was used was point of sale."(32:07) - His take on the rise of crypto through a regulatory lens. "Think about functional regulation." e.g. Store of value ≠ money transmission ≠ smart contract features, etc. "It's important to articulate what function you're worried about, define the activity and figure out who has the authority to regulate that specific activity."(37:27) - His take on how some in the private sector have proposed new regulatory frameworks, e.g. Coinbase's "Digital Asset Policy Proposal" or Andreessen Horowitz's "How to Win the Future" housed in their new web3 policy hub: "I think the self-regulatory approach and proposals put forward by private actors is smart and practical." "If for no other reason it forces a conversation between the company and the regulator." "It ought to be adopted by more companies in newly emerging spaces." "It shows a modicum of good faith [and transparency] by companies."(41:39) - On the creation and purpose of UC Hastings Center for Business Law Roundtable on Financial Policy & Regulation.(43:18) - On Board Diversity (California's SB-826, AB-979), Nasdaq Boardroom Diversity Rule.(46:14) - His three favorite books:One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1967)The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (1929)The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (1959)(46:47) - His mentors:His mom, who taught him grit.Gary Hernandez, former partner at SNR Denton (formerly Sonnenschein)Paula Boggs, musician and former GC at Starbucks.(49:08) - Quote that he thinks of often, or lives his life by: "I love mankind... it's people I can't stand." (Linus Van Pelt of Peanuts)(49:45) - An unusual or absurd habit that he loves: he wakes up at absurd hours but he relishes those early morning hours.Manny Alvarez is a financial services executive and former regulator committed to increasing access to financial literacy and technology, protecting consumers from harmful practices, and engaging under-served communities. If you like this show, please consider subscribing, leaving a review or sharing this podcast on social media. __ You can follow Evan on social media at:Twitter @evanepsteinLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/epsteinevan/ Substack https://evanepstein.substack.com/Music/Soundtrack (found via Free Music Archive): Seeing The Future by Dexter Britain is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

You are a Lawyer Podcast
Katherin Hervey - Filmmaker and Lawyer

You are a Lawyer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 37:17


If you think having a law degree limits your creativity you haven't met Katherin Hervey.  Katherin has worked as a magazine editor, a public defender, a film enthusiast, a holistic artist, a director, and filmmaker.  After studying cross-cultural communications, which was a self-designed major at the University of Washington, Katherin found that curating her own degree was her way of diving into her interests.  Katherin was able to take women's studies courses, ethnicity, psychology and  sociology courses which motivated Katherin to pick up a camera.Katherin Hervey attended law school at Loyola- Los Angeles and later became a public defender.  Katherin found the tradition, patriarchy, and hierarchical processes of law school to be stifling, and Katherin rebelled against most of what she saw in law school.  Law school inspired Katherin to wonder about the people behind the case law and find her own way to tell stories of others.  Katherin's interest in the background stories combined with her experiences as a public defender in California, motivated Katherin to go behind the prison walls to share the stories of men on death row. Katherin wants you to know that the stories of the men behind the walls could be you, these men could be your brothers, uncles, nephews.  Katherin used language and terminology learned from being a public defender while appealing to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to gain access to the men inside.  Katherin's mission in filming ‘The Prison Within' is to show the empathy of the men behind the walls; show the work that these men are completing and showing their humanity.  Every person is on a parallel journey to heal and these men are not unlike the lives of those who live on the outside of the walls.Although Katherin believes that she would have taken a creative path regardless of attending law school, Katherin Hervey  knows that she would not have created a project like ‘The Prison Within' had she never attended law school. Learn more about ‘The Prison Within' at theprisonwithin.org, and watch the film ‘The Prison Within' on Tubi, Amazon Prime, iTunes, and Google Play.Katherin Hervey is licensed in California.  Connect with Katherin Hervey on Instagram @theprisonwithin.Follow the You Are A Lawyer podcast on Twitter @YouAreA_Lawyer, Instagram @youarealawyer, Clubhouse @youarealawyer, and on LinkedIn.  Follow the podcast host, Kyla Denanyoh, on Instagram @kjd796. This episode is sponsored by the Law Office of Vernon P. Thomas.

Women With Vision
9.2 Listening to Our Ancestral Wisdom with Dr Elise Sanchez

Women With Vision

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 27:57


Dr. Elise Sanchez is a multi-passionate, multidimensional psychologist, coach, speaker, podcaster, and consultant. She is a first-generation college student and professional. Dr. Sanchez has experience teaching at the community college, graduate level, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She imagines a world where everyone is living authentic, wholehearted, purposeful lives. She inspires others by raising consciousness and awakening your soul's purpose. She empowers through education and serves as an advocate for those who have been silenced. Dr. Sanchez's mission is to help everyone she meets feel seen, heard, and understood. She promotes mental wellness because if we heal ourselves, families and communities we make the world a better place for ALL of us.

Teach and Retire Rich - The podcast for teachers, professors and financial professionals

This is not an Onion story. The Newport Beach, California owner of Tax Deferred Services, a firm that provides 403(b)/457(b) plan compliance for more than 300 California school districts was arrested in what the California Department of Insurance (CDI) called a “$4 million securities fraud scheme." Owner of Large 403(b)/457(b) Compliance Firm Booked Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org

According to Weeze
We don't need Starbucks we need funding w/ Keta Price and Dani Dynes

According to Weeze

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 60:12


In this episode Keta & Dani of the East Oakland Collective and I talk about the changes they're creating  in Oakland to increase accessibility. We all know there's no damn reason for communities of color to be under-resourced other than whyteness doing what it does! And Dani let us know that no community, even if it's underdeveloped, ever goes unmapped or unplanned. So what can we do about houselessness, transportation, and making sure our communities thrive? How can we be the ones to stand up for our cities to increase access? Bc let's face it, we've always known WE gotta take care of US.! How can we create what we want to see and get the resources for it? Listen, learn, and get involved! ABOUT WEEZE Louiza Doran, known and referred to as Weeze, is a cis-het Amazigh* female-identifying human who uses she/her/they/them pronouns. She's known as a coach, podcast host, advocate, agent of change, strategist, and educator (to name a few) but is ultimately a compassionate provocateur that is out to help folks uncover their path of possibility.   ABOUT KETA & DANI Marquita “Keta” Price (she/her/Goddess), aka “The Hood Planner,” is a third-generation East Oakland native serving as the Director of Urban and Regional Planning for The East Oakland Collective. Keta's formal passion for urbanism came about during recreational research on how gentrification has impacted low-income Black “hoods” across the nation. As director, Keta is the lead on several East Oakland neighborhood & transportation planning projects, participates in the development of local urban and regional planning, and holds the city of Oakland accountable to equitable zoning and land use in East Oakland. Her early activism and care for community is rooted at Merritt College, where she served as the Vice President of The Black Student Union, President of the Kem(istry) Club, President of the Associated Students of Merritt College (ASMC), and served as a Student Trustee of the Peralta Community College School District. Keta's initial goals were to restore the intellect and militancy of Merritt's student government. Seeded by Chairman Bobby Seale and other former Black Panthers, ASMC focused on leveraging the institution's resources to address the socioeconomic issues from the flatlands prohibiting students from thriving academically. Keta's political and social goals pulled her away from studying chemistry to deeply exploring how societies, communities, and cities are planned, designed and constructed.  As a chemistry major, Keta received an achievement award for the completion of The Center for Educational Partnerships NIH-UCB internship. During this project Keta synthesized pro-fluorophores used for live-cell RNA imaging. Keta also received recognition and commendation from the California Legislature Assembly and State of California Senate and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for her student advocacy work with the Tobacco-less Club at Merritt College. Keta has an Associates of Science in Mathematics and Natural Science. When the opportunity presents itself, Keta plans to further her education in Urban Studies, Data Analysis and Design. Danielle "Dani" Dynes is a dedicated community planner who was born in East Oakland and raised in West Oakland. As a planner, she focuses on the present needs of residents and while creating strategies to deal with the challenges of the future. She works to bring more resources and infrastructure to Oakland and ensure we have safer, healthier, and well-connected communities moving forward. Danielle has a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning from San Francisco State University. She has previously worked at the Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) in their Planning and Project Development section. Several of Danielle's projects at OakDOT prioritized equitable and culturally relevant change in the East Oakland community. She facilitated events around the 90th Avenue Scraper Bike Way and conducted community outreach for the East Oakland Mobility Action Plan. She also helped manage Sustainable Transportation Planning grants while interning at the California Department of Transportation. Before she studied planning Danielle taught website design and visual communication to students in Oakland and Richmond. In 2016 she was honored as a Youth Development Fellow by Coro, a civic leadership training organization. In her leisure, Danielle enjoys photography, crafting, hiking, and gardening. IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT How EOC's founder, Candace Elder, said hell nah to the ways her community was deteriorating due to gentrification and decided to address issues like pollution + houselessness. The fuckery with folks seeing systemic challenges and thinking it's random or beyond our control, but it's not! We knowwww this! Why disparities and underdeveloped communities even exist, when communities are always mapped out and planned.  How the white flight outta of East Oakland and left the whole area for dead!. There's no designated funding to give to communities to plan their own communities surprise surprise, so a lot of that grunt work falls on nonprofits, grassroots people, and individuals to fill that gap. How a lack of economics, transportation, and accessibility affects communities + what we can do to help! CALL TO ACTION Support the East Oakland Mobility Action Plan. Get involved with the Mobility 4 All program, their new clean mobility fellows, and an upcoming project funded by the STEP Grant to explore the feasibility of implementing a zero-emission bus shuttle to bridge access to nearby local/regional park-The Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eq-twyoJeB5ipLs7kbAWjF0Kgq210WRO/view?usp=sharing FOLLOW WEEZE TO STAY ENGAGED  Website: https://www.accordingtoweeze.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/accordingtoweeze Podia: https://accordingtoweeze.podia.com/weeze   FOLLOW KETA & DANI TO STAY ENGAGED Website: https://www.eastoaklandcollective.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eastoaklandcollective/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/eoakcollective Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eoakcollective

Danger Close with Jack Carr
John Nores: The Thin Green Line

Danger Close with Jack Carr

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 67:43


Today's guest on Danger Close is John Nores. John Nores is the author of the book Hidden War: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming Wildlands From the Drug Cartels as well as War in the Woods: Combating the Marijuana Cartels on America's Public Lands.  For more than 26 years, John served as a Game Warden for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. During his time as a Game Warden he helped to develop and lead the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), an elite tactical unit targeting cartel drug operations on California's public lands.  He also created the agency's sniper capability.   John is the recipient of the Governor's Medal of Valor and led allied agency dignitary protection details with the U.S. Secret Service during the Obama administration. John is a passionate conservationist and outdoorsman.  He founded the non-profit El Oasis, which offers shelter and support to orphaned and abandoned children in Baja, Mexico. You can follow him on social media @johnnores. Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear:  V Nives: TGL Trail Blazer  Schnee's Boots: The Granite  Hidden Wars: How Special Operations Game Wardens Are Reclaiming Wildlands From the Drug Cartels  War in the Woods: Combating the Marijuana Cartels on America's Public Lands.

Exploring the Prophetic With Shawn Bolz
Exploring the Prophetic with Mike Horn (S:4 - Ep 31)

Exploring the Prophetic With Shawn Bolz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 33:37


Today on Exploring the Prophetic, Shawn Bolz interviews Mike Horn. Mike was a Pastor, Crusade Director for World Outreach, and now a California Department of Corrections Officer.  He is married with 2 miraculous children - Taylor Horn and Katie Torwalt of Jesus Culture.  Tune in as Shawn and Mike discuss the prophetic words he received and what transitioned him from ministry into becoming a corrections officer, what ministry looks like in some of the darkest places, and how God is positioning people right now and leveraging their influence for Him.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1218: Honda Sets Unambitious EV Targets For U.S. | 21 Sep 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 21:56


Show #1218 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Tuesday 21st September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. HONDA SET THEIR EV SIGHTS VERY LOW "Honda Motor Co's U.S. unit said on Monday it is targeting initial annual sales of 70,000 for its planned electric Prologue sport utility vehicle when it goes to market in 2024." "Honda plans to add additional electric vehicle models as it aims to have sold a total of 500,000 electric vehicles in the United States by 2030" "GM will assemble the Prologue and the Acura SUV -- both of which will go on sale in 2024 -- but Honda has not disclosed which plant will build the vehicles or the name or volume targets for the Acura. Dave Gardner, executive vice president of national operations at American Honda Motor Co, said in a statement Honda will initially focus Prologue sales on California and other states like Texas and Florida. He said Honda plans to add hybrid-electric systems to more U.S. models." 1.2million vehicles a year in the U.S. and they want 6% to be EV by 2024. Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/honda-targets-annual-sales-70000-prologue-electric-vehicles-us-2024-2021-09-20 GMC HUMMER EV AND NISSAN ARIYA SPOTTED AT EA CHARGING STATION "Here is an interesting finding of two prototypes of upcoming electric vehicles - the GMC Hummer EV pickup and Nissan Ariya. Both were seen at Electrify America's fast-charging station by EV, Eh?, who was driving from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to Normal, Illinois to see Rivian R1T" "While at a Supercharger today that happened to be next to an Electrify America, I ended up spotting the Hummer SUT EV, the Polestar2, and the Nissan Ariya. All of them are unobtanium as far as I know? I guess its not a surprise given that the EA was near Detroit... I will be posting more content on this soon!" HYUNDAI IONIQ 6 DELAYED "The Ioniq 6, Hyundai's second bespoke electric car, has been spotted out on the road for the first time, but reports from Korea suggest the final design will change substantially" reports Felix Page for Autocar. "According to the Korean Economic Daily, the launch of the Ioniq 6 has been pushed back to mid-2022 to allow the body to be lengthened by 20mm, the bumpers and lights to be restyled and the battery to be upsized from 72.6kWh to 77.4kWh. " "The EV's belated launch has also been attributed to a delayed overhaul of the Asan factory where it will be produced. That site currently builds the combustion-engined Sonata saloon and needs refitting to build cars based on the E-GMP platform." "The 77kWh battery pack is already available in sibling brand Kia's new EV6 crossover, which suggests the Ioniq 6 could be more closely related to that car technically, in line with its performance billing." Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/report-new-hyundai-ioniq-6-delayed-redesign-bigger-battery BP GAMBLES BIG ON FAST TRANSITION FROM OIL TO RENEWABLES "Two of BP's key renewables investments, by contrast, are losing tens of millions of dollars, according to a Reuters review of financial filings with Companies House, Britain's corporate registry. BP owns half of Lightsource, a solar energy company that lost a combined 59.3 million pounds ($81.8 million) in 2018 and 2019, the last year for which data is available. The company's UK-based electric-vehicle charging firm, bp pulse, lost a combined 22.3 million pounds ($30.8 million) over the two years." The company acknowledged that its fast-growing clean-energy business - including its solar, EV-charging and wind ventures - continues to lose money. BP does not expect profits from those businesses until at least 2025. "For bp pulse, that means operating 70,000 charging points by 2030, up from 11,000 now." "BP Chief Executive Bernard Looney, who took office in February 2020, is gambling that BP can make the clean-energy transition much faster than its peers.” Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/bp-gambles-big-fast-transition-oil-renewables-2021-09-20/ GM SAYS CHEVY BOLT EV BATTERY PRODUCTION HAS RESUMED "LG battery plants in Holland and Hazel Park, Michigan, have resumed production. In addition, LG is adding capacity to provide more cells to GM. As a result, replacement battery modules will begin shipping to dealers as soon as mid-October. The root cause of the rare circumstances that could cause a battery fire is two manufacturing defects known as a torn anode and a folded separator, both of which need to be present in the same battery cell. LG has implemented new manufacturing processes and has worked with GM to review and enhance its quality assurance programs to provide confidence in its batteries moving forward. LG will institute these new processes in other facilities that will provide cells to GM in the future." “GM will continue to prioritize Chevy Bolt EV and EUV customers whose batteries were manufactured during specific build timeframes where GM believes battery defects appear to be clustered. The company has established a notification process that will inform affected customers when their replacement modules will be available.” The good news for owners is that the new batteries will include an extended battery 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty." Source: https://electrek.co/2021/09/20/gm-says-chevy-bolt-ev-battery-production-has-resumed-defect-leading-fire-risk-fixed/ 2023 MERCEDES-AMG EQE 53 SPIED HIDING CHUNKY REAR SPOILER "It was only a couple of weeks ago when Mercedes unveiled the EQE and now our spies have stumbled upon a prototype depicting the spicy AMG version. Even though it's fully camouflaged, one can easily notice the large multi-spoke wheels with a two-tone look that appear to be borrowed from the larger AMG EQS." says Motor1.com "The amped-up EQE rides low to the ground on low-profile tires and hides a bigger spoiler at the back. Mercedes has previously referred to the EQS as playing in a league of its own, claiming the EQE will be its direct answer to the likes of the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan, and Audi E-Tron GT. " https://www.motor1.com/news/534180/amg-eqe-53-spy-photos/ RANGE-EXTENDED ELECTRIC 4WD EXPEDITION VEHICLE CLAIMS 4,350-MILE RANGE "UK startup Fering is gearing up to build electric vehicles for cross-continental explorers. It's starting out with the Pioneer, a go-anywhere brick outhouse of a thing designed for monster range figures under the most extreme circumstances on Earth." " Fering has gone with a lithium-titanate-oxide (LTO) battery pack. These have advantages and drawbacks; they're renowned for extremely long life cycles, they can charge quickly and they work from -40 to 60 °C" "the Pioneer can only go about 80 km (50 miles) on pure, silent, zero-emissions battery power.   e Pioneer also carries a 70-kW (94-hp), 800cc, three-cylinder biodiesel combustion generator to keep the batteries topped up. Running constantly at its most efficient speed, the combustion engine is capable of delivering impressive fuel efficiency around 50 miles per gallon. With long-range tanks fitted, Fering estimates a whopping 7,000-km (4,350-mile) range between fuel stops." "Drive comes from a pair of electric motors at the front and rear axles, offering some 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque. " "Fering, founded by former McLaren Head of Advanced Concepts Ben Scott-Geddes, has got its first prototype up and running, and it's undergoing a series of tests both by Fering and by early customer organizations evaluating it for various use cases. The company says it's targeting the first half of 2022 for the start of serial production." Source: https://newatlas.com/automotive/fering-pioneer-4wd-electric-expedition/ SKODA CONSIDERS AN ELECTRIC OCTAVIA  "According to CEO Thomas Schäfer, Skoda is “intensively thinking about an E-Octavia”. However, Schäfer says the volume model, which has so far been offered as a combustion engine and plug-in hybrid, will not be launched as a purely electric vehicle until after 2025." "The Skoda boss told the German business magazine Handelsblatt: “For the second half of the current decade, we are thinking intensively about an E-Octavia – the electric counterpart to our most successful model for decades, the core of our brand.” " Source: https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/20/skoda-considers-an-electric-octavia-for-2025 SAFETY OFFICIAL SAYS TESLA SHOULD ADDRESS ‘BASIC SAFETY ISSUES'  "Jennifer Homendy, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, told the Wall Street Journal that Tesla should address “basic safety issues” before the carmaker expands its so-called “full self-driving” (FSD) mode." "Homendy had harsh words for Tesla's use of the term “full self-driving,” which she called “misleading and irresponsible,” adding that Tesla “has clearly misled numerous people to misuse and abuse technology.” The NTSB can conduct investigations and make recommendations, but has no enforcement authority." "In May, Tesla's director of Autopilot software had told the California Department of Motor Vehicles that Musk overstated the capabilities of the company's advanced driver assist system, a precursor to FSD. In February 2020, the NTSB found Tesla's Autopilot driver assistance system was one of the possible causes in a fatal 2018 crash, stating that the driver, who was playing a mobile game while using Autopilot, was overly confident in Autopilot's capabilities." Source: https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/19/22682272/ntsb-official-tesla-safety-elon-musk-full-self-driving QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM Either how long have you waited, OR, how long would you wait, to have an electric vehicle once you've decided to purchase? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Sustainable Winegrowing with Vineyard Team
116: Using Nudge Theory to Improve Irrigation Practices

Sustainable Winegrowing with Vineyard Team

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 31:36


How can values, beliefs, and attitudes around irrigation improve water efficiency? That is exactly what a recent California Department of Water Resources (DWR) grant project aimed to discover. Grant recipient, Vineyard Team, worked with 59 growers over three years to conduct irrigation-related behavior interviews, Distribution Uniformity evaluations, and determine if continued interaction (nudges) with the grower would increase the adoption of irrigation best management practices in vineyards. Every participant received a free DU and personalized report of recommendations so the researchers could track which improvements, like replacing plugged emitters, were implemented. Participants were divided into two groups, some with no contact beyond the initial DU test. The other half received regular nudges through phone calls and email calls to see if they had questions and to provide technical information.   Listen in to learn how nudges change irrigation efficiency. References: 108: Using Satellite Data for Irrigation Scheduling 101: Sub-surface Micro-irrigation in Vineyards Drip Irrigation Systems: Common Problems and Fixes Irrigation Best Management Practices Irrigation System Maintenance Tips - English Irrigation System Maintenance Tips - Spanish Irrigation Playlist – YouTube SIP Certified Sustainable Ag Expo Get More Subscribe on Google Play, iHeartRADIO, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, or wherever you listen so you never miss an episode on the latest science and research with the Sustainable Winegrowing Podcast. Since 1994, Vineyard Team has been your resource for workshops and field demonstrations, research, and events dedicated to the stewardship of our natural resources. Learn more at www.vineyardteam.org.

Deadhead Cannabis Show
The evolution of extraction with legacy pioneer Collin Palmer

Deadhead Cannabis Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 36:11


Grateful Dead Live at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center on 09-12-1985  California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) released a draft of it's cannabis industry regulations, Maine's adult-use cannabis sales surpassed $10 million in August.  With Larry Mishkin celebrating his son's wedding and  Jim Marty recovering from Phish at Dicks,  Rob Hunt is joined by veteran extraction pioneer Collin Palmer from Vessel Life Science.    They explore some possible reasons for Phish's shorter set list and anticipate longer songs with more improvisation.   Produced by PodConXDeadhead Cannabis Show - https://podconx.com/podcasts/deadhead-cannabis-showLarry Mishkin - https://podconx.com/guests/larry-mishkinJim Marty - https://podconx.com/guests/jim-martyRob Hunt - https://podconx.com/guests/rob-huntDeadhead Cyclist - https://deadheadcyclist.com/https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/terrascend-to-acquire-gage-cannabis-899884675.htmlCollin Palmer - https://podconx.com/guests/collin-palmerVessel Life Science - https://www.vessellifescience.com/

Light Hearted
Light Hearted ep 136 -Carol & John O’Neil, Point Sur, CA

Light Hearted

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 58:49


Point Sur juts out from a rugged portion of the California coast 25 miles south of Monterey Bay. The Lighthouse Board had considered a lighthouse at Point Sur as early as 1856, but the terrain was daunting. Point Sur, photo by Jeremy D'Entremont. Congress finally appropriated $50,000 in 1886 and another $50,000 in the following year. Stone for the buildings was quarried near the site, and a steep railway—708 feet long—was built to transport supplies to the top of a volcanic rock that rises to a height of 361 feet. At the top, after a roadbed was blasted out of the rock, another 480-foot railway was built to the lighthouse site. The station went into service on August 1, 1889. Point Sur Lighthouse, photo by Jeremy D'Entremont. The light was automated and the personnel were removed in 1972. In 1984, the Coast Guard turned over most of the station to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Point Sur State Historic Park was soon born. Carol and John O'Neil A nonprofit organization, Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers, was formed in 1993 to support the preservation of the light station. State Parks volunteers lead tours at Point Sur Light Station and operate the visitor center. John and Carol O'Neil have been working as Point Sur State Historic Park volunteers for about 27 years, and John serves as chair of the Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers while Carol is the historian. Carol wrote the book Point Sur, published by Arcadia Press in 2003.

IEN Radio
Driving Could Be Outlawed by 2050

IEN Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 1:48


When autonomous driving systems are in the headlines these days, they tend to reinforce public skepticism of self-driving technology. But while high-profile incidents in the news might indicate that those systems aren't quite ready for prime time, make no mistake: that day is coming, and soon. In fact, a newly released report suggests that advances in technology could make the act of actually driving a car effectively obsolete by 2050.The analysis by IDTechEx laid out a timeline of how things could progress. Data from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows that Waymo, Cruise and other self-driving tech leaders are currently traveling about 30,000 miles between interventions by human drivers -- and that number is climbing by a factor of two each year.By 2024, that means that autonomous cars could match or exceed the safety of human drivers, and at that pace, self-driving vehicles would be able to cover 3 trillion miles -- the entirety of the U.S.'s mobility demand -- by 2046. By 2050, they would be able to cover the world's mobility needs while averaging less than one collision per year.That prompted analysts to ask: why should manual driving, which leads to thousands of deaths and millions of injuries every year, continue to exist?The report suggested that the restrictions would likely be implemented gradually, but that some of the conditions are already being put in place. Many urban corridors, for example, are limiting vehicle traffic in order to improve air quality and pedestrian safety -- those areas could be restricted to autonomous vehicles only, before being expanded to entire cities and, eventually, all public roads.Although driving likely won't disappear entirely, those who want to continue putting the pedal to the metal could be forced to do so within the confines of an auto race or test track.

Insight with Beth Ruyak
New Statewide Mental Health Crisis Hotline / Cannabis Cultivation Impact on Watershed / State's Enforcement of Illegal Cannabis Grows / Sacramento Breakdancer Qualifies for 2024 Summer Olympics

Insight with Beth Ruyak

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021


California launches a new 9-8-8 mental health crisis hotline as an alternative to 9-1-1 calls. We learn the impact of legal and illegal cannabis cultivation on the watershed across the state. Finally, a Sacramento native qualifies for the 2024 Summer Olympics breakdancing debut. Today's Guests CalMatters reporter Jocelyn Wiener on the state's new “9-8-8” mental health crisis and suicide prevention hotline, which is designed to be an alternative to 9-1-1 calls Betsy Brunner with the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) shares the non-profit's 2021 Cannabis Impact Survey on the watershed in Nevada County Catherine Caldwell and Jeremy Stinson with California State Parks' Cannabis Watershed Protection Program and Janice Mackey with California Department of Fish and Wildlife discuss statewide enforcement of illegal cannabis cultivation Sacramento native “b-boy Morris” joins us to talk about his journey as a breakdancing superstar, how he is training for breakdancing's debut at the 2024 Summer Olympics and volunteering and mentorship of local breakdancers.  

Public Health Review
58: Health Partnerships in Action - Managing COVID-19 at the Southwest Border

Public Health Review

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 24:53


On this episode, we dissect concerns at the southwest United States border, where health and governmental officials find themselves managing an extraordinarily complex situation, handling an increase in migration activity during a global pandemic. Pritesh Gandhi, MD, Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Erica Pan, MD, State Epidemiologist and Deputy Director, Center for Infectious Diseases at the California Department of Public Health, share how community-based partnerships are vital to managing an issue with both public health and national security implications. Our speakers discuss how leaders at all levels of government ultimately lean on partners at the local level to carry out their missions and what that looks like at the border right now. Guests: Erica Pan, MD, MPH, FAAP, California State Epidemiologist and Deputy Director, Center for Infectious Diseases at the California Department of Public Health Pritesh Gandhi, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Resources: Official California COVID-19 Dashboard Department of Homeland Security Profile: Pritesh Gandhi

California State Of Mind
Can California Continue to Grow the World's Food Without Reliable Water?

California State Of Mind

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021


California’s ag industry uses 80 percent of the state’s water. As the drought continues, can the Golden State continue to operate its fields as usual? On this episode of California State of Mind, Nigel talks with the person charged with promoting California ag to the rest of the world. Karen Ross has served as Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture since 2011. She grew up on a small farm southwest of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, so she’s no stranger to the demands of a working farm. We’ll hear about the drought, almonds and the fate of her football team, the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

HealthCare UnTold
Mónica Morales, Deputy Director - California Department of Public Health

HealthCare UnTold

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 34:36


Join us as we continue to talk with Mónica Morales, Deputy Director for the Center for Healthy Communities at the California Department of Public Health. This is our follow episode to Episode 71: Mentoring, Growing Our Own, where Monica dives into her experiences working for the Department of Public Health and how she navigates the system. In her current post, she oversees programs that address environmental and occupational health, injury prevention, chronic disease prevention, and substance misuse. Mónica was raised and Watsonville California and holds a BA in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz and a Master's in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University in New York.*Note: Ms. Morales' comments reflect her own personal views and experiences, not necessarily those of her employer.

Encouragement Engineering
The Encouragement Engineering podcast with Joe Casciani

Encouragement Engineering

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 35:00


The Encouragement Engineering podcast offers listeners the ability to combat the negativity that inundates our daily lives with a positive perspective and positive actions. Our guest today is Joe Casciani. Dr. Joseph Casciani has a 30-year history in long term care as a psychologist and manager of mental health practices. He was awarded the first contracts from the California Department of Aging in 1982 to develop mental health training for the state's nursing homes. He is past President of Psychologists in Long Term Care, and former Board Member of a national consortium of geropsychology training programs. He has an online program on reducing anti-psychotic medication in nursing homes, and other publications. In 2018, he extended his professional interest in aging into a new venture, the Living to 100 Club. He also hosts a weekly podcast and is an author of “Living Longer IS the New Normal”. Listen as we discuss: Lifestyle Mindset Positivity Continuous learning Website: www.livingto100.club Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livingto100 Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/livingto100club Linked In: https://linkedin.com/in/jcasciani Be sure to follow The Encouragement Engineering podcast at https://encouragementengineer.com or https://bobbrummspeaks.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

NCSEA On Location
A New Take on the Child Support Pass-Through Payment

NCSEA On Location

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 45:37


This episode comes to you from multiple locations in California and Colorado. Greg Wilson (Executive Director of the Child Support Director's Association (CSDA in California) and NCSEA member) has a conversation with Larry Desbien (Director, Colorado Child Support Services Division) and David Kilgore (Director, California Department of Child Support Services). The talk about what is a pass-through payment and how it works—including a historical perspective. Listen as they discuss pass-through's and what some states are doing differently to pass-through more child support collected directly on to the family.

The Whole Health Cure
"Positive Psychology" with Liana Lianov, MD, MPH (Recast)

The Whole Health Cure

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 35:55


Dr. Liana Lianov is the Founder and President of Global Positive Health Institute, assisting physicians and health professionals to leverage the science of positive psychology and lifestyle medicine to achieve flourishing in themselves and their patients. She is an International leader in Lifestyle Medicine and positive psychology, leading the movement to promote the science of positive psychology and health in health care; president of the Positive Health and Wellbeing Division of the International Positive Psychology Association; chair of the Happiness Science and Positive Health Committee at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine; vice chair American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Lianov is also the author of "Strengths in the Mirror" (2021); editor and author of "Roots of Positive Change, Optimizing Health Care with Positive Psychology" (2019).This episode was originally recorded last year, and we are re-casting it to celebrate the launch of the Global Positive Health Institute and its upcoming inaugural conference "POSITIVE HEALTH FOR BEST OUTCOMES: MOVING FROM TRAUMA TO GROWTH". To learn more and register, follow this link.This podcast is brought to you by Emory Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness. To learn more about our work, please visithttps://bit.ly/EmoryLMDr. Lianov is a past president of the ACLM, a past board regent of ACPM, and the former Healthy Lifestyles Division Director for the American Medical Association. She previously directed a number of heart disease and stroke prevention, cancer detection, and other chronic diseases and mental health services programs at the California Department of Health Services. Her leadership of the inaugural national Summit on Happiness Science in Health Care, her publications, including the groundbreaking book Roots of Positive Change: Optimizing Health Care with Positive Psychology, and presentations are spearheading the integration of positive psychology interventions in health care. 

NickMoses05 Gaming Podcast
Did Activision Purposefully Remove Itself From Call of Duty Vanguard Marketing?

NickMoses05 Gaming Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 10:10


Hey Activision.... You Can't Hide Forever From The HeatCall of Duty: Vanguard was officially announced yesterday, the first major Activision Blizzard reveal since the corporation came under public scrutiny for its abhorrent treatment of female employees. A minor detail in the reveal video has some speculating that Activision is keen to avoid reminding everyone it's involved in the game's development.Activision Blizzard is still embroiled in controversy following a lawsuit filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing that accused the massive corporation of fostering an environment of harassment and abuse targeted mainly at female employees for years. Since then, several notable figures have departed the company, including Blizzard president J. Allen Brack, Blizzard head of human relations Jesse Meschuk, and Diablo 4 lead designer Jesse McCree.The heat that Activision is under will not be forgotten so there is no way that removing their name from certain things will make people forget.  You can never hide from the truth.Support the show (https://bit.ly/2XdAlJC)

Irrigation Training Series
Episode 125: SWEEP Receives An Extra $40 Million for Drought Relief - How it works, How To Get Your Share

Irrigation Training Series

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 38:50


CDFA's State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP)has just received $40 million for drought relief (AB 128, Chapter 21). Getting your share of the money at times can seem tedious and time-consuming. Our team on Wednesday will show you how to make this process manageable. In this webinar, you will learn about financial assistance in the form of grants from the California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP). Significant grants are available for implementing irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations. Some of the components you will hear about include soil moisture monitoring, drip systems, switching to low-pressure irrigation systems, pump retrofits, and variable frequency drives to reduce on-farm water use and energy consumption. The application submission period is from October 1 – December 31, 2021, so don't miss out on this informative webinar and your chance of a SWEEP grant. Special Guest: David Lindsey.

IGN.com - Daily Fix (Video)
Halo Infinite Finally Has an Official Release Date - IGN Daily Fix

IGN.com - Daily Fix (Video)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021


On today's IGN The Fix: Games, Halo Infinite has a final release date, confirmed after leaks earlier today: December 8. Announced during the Gamescom Xbox Stream 2021, we saw a brand new story trailer for Halo Infinite's first free-to-play multiplayer season, featuring a new character, Commander Laurette Agryna, and her history with the Spartans. Commander Agryna is responsible for training new Spartan recruits at the Academy in Halo Infinite, which serves as the hub for the game's multiplayer campaign and integrates it into the main story. The California Department of Fair Employment & Housing [DFEH] updated its lawsuit against Activision Blizzard today, adding temp workers to the original complaint while accusing the publisher of withholding key documents. Axios was the first to report on the updated lawsuit. One of the key passages says that "documents and records have not been maintained as required by law" and that "documents related to investigations and complaints were shredded by human resource personnel and emails are deleted 30 days after an employee's separation." It seems that Nintendo won't be the only game developer with a theme park, as Ubisoft plans to open one of their own. While the plans aren't new, first appearing in 2015, Ubisoft has recently partnered with Storyland Studios to create attractions at the park. Two of these include VR experiences based on the Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia franchises. Imagine diving from a church steeple in VR! Kim has all that in your Daily Fix!

Byte Me
Riot & Blizzard Are Competing for Prize Nobody Should Want to Win

Byte Me

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 95:57


The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing says Riot Games isn't cooperating with their investigation and we are shocked. Shocked I tell you! Riot Games Isn't Exactly Being Cooperative Have you Been Waiting for More Doom 2 Levels? Phil Spencer Has a Steam Deck There is So Much GTA Coming Out This Year Well This Might Be Interesting? Well Crap Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): I'm sure I've done this before, but What is a game that hasn't been remastered or remade that you would like to see come back? Princess_Megan: What is one video game you wish you had finished, but got distracted by a new, shiny game and never went back to? What is it about this game that makes you regret not completing it? Cpt Insano6: What do you think has led to the rise in video game popularity; i.e. the rise of social media, etc? Or maybe a better way would be: why does it seem like video games have never been more popular and when do you think that trend started? *monotone screaming*: If you played video games as a kid, what direction did you think the video game industry would go from where it was back then? Did you think games would progress as fast as they did? Primefan: What would be the perfect video game to create for pc JoeColeslaw: If you could have one hobby or activity MAGICALLY transformed into an RPG, what would it be? How would the battles play out? What would be your main quest? How would you level up? Cheap/Free Games Epic Games Void Bastards Yooka-Laylee Game Pass Microsoft Solitaire Collection: Premium Edition (PC) – August 17 Humankind (PC) – August 17 Need for Speed Heat (Cloud) EA Play – August 17 Star Wars Battlefront II (Cloud) EA Play – August 17 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Cloud) EA Play  – August 17 Recompile (Cloud, Console [Xbox Series X|S Only], and PC) ID@Xbox – August 19 Train Sim World 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 19 Twelve Minutes (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 19 Psychonauts 2 (Cloud, Console, and PC) – August 25 Myst (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – August 26 Jackbox Humble Bundle What We're Playing Colby: Pokemons, The Ascent Cliff: Stardew Valley, Hades Dylan: Back 4 Blood Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

KVMR News
Evening News - Wednesday August 18th, 2021

KVMR News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 25:00


After an update on the Caldor and Dixie fires, The California Report covers the California Department of Justice's decision to review the actions of a former BART police officer involved with the 2009 killing of Oscar Grant.   We take a brief look at local headlines and weather before Felton Pruitt speaks to Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Stuart Baker.   We close with a commentary from Chaplain Norris Burkes.

Humboldt Holding Up
Senior Housing Policy Specialist Brian Heaton on How We Can Meet Humboldt's Growing Housing Needs

Humboldt Holding Up

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 59:15


Brian Heaton -- a former senior planner for the City of Eureka and current housing specialist with California Department of Housing & Community Development -- stops by the pod to talk about the creative solutions needed to meet Humboldt's growing housing needs.

Shal We Toke?
Sesh • 36 | Ryan Munevar, Decriminalize California - Hollywood, California

Shal We Toke?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 145:00


I recently had a sesh with Ryan Munevar, Campaign Director of Decriminalize California, at their headquarters in Hollywood, California. Decrim CA is the organization behind the California Psilocybin Initiative 2022. We discussed all things psilocybin and how it's not going to be as complex to regulate in California as one might think. "Decriminalize California is a grassroots organization currently working to pass an open-source citizens' initiative that would decriminalize psilocybin (magic mushrooms) for medical, therapeutic, religious, spiritual and personal use. If it passed a person 21 years or older would be able to cultivate, possess, distribute, transport, and consume magic mushrooms in the state of California. If a person wanted to sell them they would need to be a California Registered Business with a California Seller's permit and grown on land that was eligible for agricultural production and governed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. For the initiative to qualify for the ballot, Decriminalize California will need to gather 623,212 valid signatures from California registered voters to put the initiative on the November 2022 election ballot. COVID-19 threw a wrench into the gears for us, and the rest of the planet, so we have to push back into late 2021 before we can continue to collect signatures." https://decrimca.org/?v=f24485ae434a -- Join me, our sesh is waiting. www.shalwetoke.com ?DISCLAIMER? NO legal advice, solicitation, or relationship intended. Simply for educational and informational purposes. If seeking legal help, email esq@shalwetoke.com. Payment ready only. PSILOCYBIN IS STILL ILLEGAL IN CALIFORNIA, EXCEPT WHERE IT IS DECRIMINALIZED IN CERTAIN CITIES WITHIN CALIFORNIA. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO DETERMINE IF PSILOCYBIN IS DECRIMINALIZED.

KFI Featured Segments
@GaryAndShannon (08/10) - What's Happening

KFI Featured Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 6:20


The Dixie Fire is only 22% contained // Newsom faces a ‘greater-than-expected' threat in upcoming recall election // California Department of Public Health says health care workers must provide proof of vaccination // Christina Applegate reveals she has multiple sclerosis // Tesla comes out with a video for their new Cyber Truck.

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
Trying to smash sexism in the video game world

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 21:02


The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing sounds like a bureaucratic borefest, but it's actually pretty important. It files lawsuits against companies and landlords accused of discrimination.Now it's tackling sexism in the world of video games.Today we talk about California's lawsuit against Activision Blizzard. The Santa Monica company made $8 billion last year on the strength of classic video game titles like “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft.” But the state argues the company let fester a “pervasive frat boy workplace culture” that led to sexual harassment against women. The move comes during a years-long debate in video games about equity in a culture long dominated by white men.More reading:Activision Blizzard lashed out when accused of sexism. Workers don't like that responseThis may be one of the most important entertainment lawsuits ever filed — and no one seems to careBlizzard president out in wake of discrimination lawsuit and employee walkout

The Rob Burgess Show
Ep. 199 - Eugene Smith

The Rob Burgess Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 63:27


Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess. On this our 199th episode our guest is Eugene Smith. Eugene Smith was born in 1957 in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Fresno, California. He was working in Georgetown, Guyana, for Peoples Temple on November 18, 1978, when he lost his mother, wife, and infant son in the mass murder-suicide at Jonestown. Repatriated by the U.S. authorities on New Year's Eve, he broke a $50 bill stashed in his shoe to buy breakfast for himself and a fellow survivor. Returning to California at age 21, Smith faced the daunting challenge of building from scratch a meaningful and self-sufficient life in the American society he thought he had left behind. He retired in 2015 after 22 years' service with the California Department of Transportation. He lives in the Bay Area. On May 11, 2021, Smith's book, “Back to the World: A Life After Jonestown,” was published by Texas Christian University Press. https://www.tamupress.com/book/9780875657783/back-to-the-world/ A quick programming note: As I mention in the episode, I was a reporter for the Ukiah Daily Journal from 2007 to 2009. During that time, I also had a chance to interview fellow Jonestown survivor, Tracy Diaz, formerly known as Tracy Parks. https://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/2008/11/02/survivor-recalls-the-horror-of-jonestown-ukiahan-travels-back-to-guyana/ I also had a chance to interview Rebecca Moore for that story. Moore lost two sisters in Jonestown and now is now professor emerita of religious studies at San Diego State University. With her husband, Fielding McGehee III, she co-manages the website, Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple. https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=16580 Moore was instrumental in providing context for that 2008 article, and connecting me with Eugene Smith for this episode. https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=17033 Thank you again. Anyone who is even remotely interested in the good, bad and otherwise of Peoples Temple is encouraged to visit their website. It is truly a valuable historical resource. https://jonestown.sdsu.edu/ Finally, I want to thank Tracy Diaz and Eugene Smith for taking the time to share their stories with me over the years. Join The Rob Burgess Show mailing list! Go to tinyletter.com/therobburgessshow and type in your email address. Then, respond to the automatic message. Also please make sure to comment, follow, like, subscribe, share, rate and review everywhere the podcast is available, including iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Twitter, Internet Archive, TuneIn, RSS, and, now, Spotify. The official website for the podcast is www.therobburgessshow.com. You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.If you have something to say, record a voice memo on your smartphone and send it to therobburgessshow@gmail.com. Include “voice memo” in the subject line of the email. Also, if you want to call or text the show for any reason, the number is: 317-674-3547.

Opening Arguments
OA514: I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

Opening Arguments

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 73:20


Today's episode tracks recent developments in the two major stories we covered recently: last Friday's Episode 512 regarding the ongoing quest to hold lawyers accountable for the (nonsense) lawsuits they file, and Tuesday's Episode 513 about the California v. Activision Blizzard lawsuit. We begin with an Andrew Was Wrong about language and then describe the developments since the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing sued Activision Blizzard for allegations of widespread discrimination in the workplace. Learn what the Activision employees are demanding and other efforts for activism surrounding the lawsuit. After that, it's time to check in on the effect that a late-breaking sanctions order in Colorado may have on the Kraken sanction hearings we know and love. Join us as we break it down for you! Links Click here for the Judge's Order granting sanctions in O'Rourke et al. v. Dominion Voting Systems et al. (D. Colo.). King v. Whitmer docs: (a) transcript of the sanctions hearing. (b) Detroit's reply brief; (c) Lin Wood's reply brief; (d) Emily Newman's reply brief; (e) Donald Campbell's reply brief on behalf of Sidney Powell, Howard Kleinhendler and others; and (f) Gov. Whitmer's reply brief. Appearances None. Invite us on! -Support us on Patreon at: patreon.com/law -Subscribe to the YouTube Channel and share our videos! -Follow us on Twitter:  @Openargs -Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/openargs/, and don't forget the OA Facebook Community! -For show-related questions, check out the Opening Arguments Wiki, which now has its own Twitter feed!  @oawiki -And finally, remember that you can email us at openarguments@gmail.com!

Rated G for Gamers
Episode 282 - Activision Blizzard, the Cosby Room and the Resignation of J. Allen Brack

Rated G for Gamers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 77:27


Activision Blizzard in very hot water after the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing files lawsuit against company for discrimination and sexual harassment against women in the workplace, employees stage a walkout in protest and J. Allen Brack, head of Blizzard Entertainment steps down during all of this. It's big news that's still unveiling itself and Rated G is here bring you all the coverage and expose why the games industry is a terrible place that needs some much needed reform.

Press Play with Madeleine Brand
CA's illicit weed market still thrives. New state agency aims to help legal sellers and growers

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 50:12


Recreational marijuana has been legal in California for five years, but red tape and local resistance have made business tough for legal growers and sellers. Meanwhile, the illicit market is thriving. Earlier this summer, the state formed a new department to streamline regulations and enforcement. “As we see large numbers of local jurisdictions not participating in the [legal] market, between those local jurisdictions and the stance of the federal government, we're going to continue to grapple with an unregulated market. And that's going to continue to be a persistent challenge,” says Nicole Elliott, director of the California Department of Cannabis Control.

And Then They Were Gone
Bryce Laspisa: Part 1

And Then They Were Gone

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 52:58


Most disappearances happen quickly. Someone is there one moment and gone the next. But when 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa disappeared from California in 2013, it was the culmination of three days of strange behavior, driving, and contact with his family and law enforcement. In part one of Bryce's story, we discuss the three day period that saw the college student unexpectedly break up with his girlfriend and start a 90-mile drive that ended up stretching over days and hundreds of miles. What led Bryce to drive past his apartment and continue down the interstate, and what kept him from going home, even though his parents were begging him to? Find us everywhere: linktr.ee/attwgpod Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/attwgpod Sources: Bryce David Laspisa – The Charley Project Disappearance Of Bryce Laspisa Road to Nowhere | Disappeared? Have you seen this child? BRYCE LASPISA Bryce David Laspisa | State of California - Department of Justice - Office of the Attorney General CA - CA - Bryce Laspisa, 19, Castaic, 30 Aug 2013 - #10 A Long Drive to Nowhere: What Happened to Bryce Laspisa? Have you seen this child? BRYCE LASPISA FIND BRYCE LASPISA - Home --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/andthentheyweregone/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/andthentheyweregone/support

Transportation Radio
Moving a Public Agency into the Future of Active Transportation

Transportation Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 21:13


On this episode of the ITE Talks Transportation podcast, the director of the California Department of Transportation, Toks Omishakin, discusses how the agency dealt with the challenges of the pandemic as well as the strategies it is employing to create safer, more livable, and more equitable communities.

Fight Back
Digital Health Records: Safe and Secure?

Fight Back

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 39:27


In this Fight Back episode, we talk about bringing healthcare into the digital age. Digital health is applying digital technologies to healthcare to improve wellness programs and make medicine more accessible, personalized, and precise. It aims to improve the quality of care and lower costs.We welcome our special guest, Gary Cohen, Vice President of Government Affairs at Blue Shield of California. Gary has worked on healthcare issues for many years, including the original implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which he helped to direct in several federal and state roles. Gary was also a Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel at the California Department of Insurance for several years.  Gary discusses what bringing healthcare into the digital age means. How are your personal healthcare records kept safe, secure, and yet accessible to your healthcare providers? How can the new technologies that help you monitor your health at home be integrated into your personal health records? Why are you still filling out a form with pen and paper when you visit a new doctor or specialist, or in the worst case, in the emergency room? We dive into these questions and more. 

Tech News Weekly (Video HI)
TNW 194: Metaverse: A Virtual Certainty - Blizzard Walkout, Facebook's Metaverse, Oculus Recall, Teen Loneliness

Tech News Weekly (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 58:49


Activision Blizzard employees staged a walkout on Wednesday in the ongoing outcry surrounding the lawsuit by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Facebook has plans to create the Metaverse. Oculus is issuing a voluntary recall of its facial interface due to skin irritation. Adolescents are experiencing more loneliness than ever before. First, Sarah LeBoeuf of GameDaily.biz joins the show to talk about the ongoing Activision Blizzard lawsuit. LeBoeuf, who covered the Activision Blizzard employee walkout in person, shares her experience and provides an overview of events. Then, Janko Roettgers of Protocol discusses Facebook's plans to be the company that creates the Metaverse. Roettgers discusses Facebook Horizons, how the Metaverse overlaps with VR and AR, and what a business model would look like for this virtual world. Then, Mikah provides a PSA about Facebook's voluntary recall of the Oculus Quest 2's facial interface. Due to the potential for skin irritation, Facebook has paused sales of the Oculus Quest 2 in order to include silicone coverings in the box. Oculus Quest 2 owners can visit the Oculus site to request silicone coverings for their facial interfaces. Finally, Jason shares a study from the Journal of Adolescence regarding an increase in worldwide adolescent loneliness and the perceived ties to the increase of smartphone use and pervasiveness. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Sarah LeBoeuf and Janko Roettgers Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: checkout.com/tnw Endava Podcast - Tech Reimagined

Tech News Weekly (MP3)
TNW 194: Metaverse: A Virtual Certainty - Blizzard Walkout, Facebook's Metaverse, Oculus Recall, Teen Loneliness

Tech News Weekly (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 58:33


Activision Blizzard employees staged a walkout on Wednesday in the ongoing outcry surrounding the lawsuit by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Facebook has plans to create the Metaverse. Oculus is issuing a voluntary recall of its facial interface due to skin irritation. Adolescents are experiencing more loneliness than ever before. First, Sarah LeBoeuf of GameDaily.biz joins the show to talk about the ongoing Activision Blizzard lawsuit. LeBoeuf, who covered the Activision Blizzard employee walkout in person, shares her experience and provides an overview of events. Then, Janko Roettgers of Protocol discusses Facebook's plans to be the company that creates the Metaverse. Roettgers discusses Facebook Horizons, how the Metaverse overlaps with VR and AR, and what a business model would look like for this virtual world. Then, Mikah provides a PSA about Facebook's voluntary recall of the Oculus Quest 2's facial interface. Due to the potential for skin irritation, Facebook has paused sales of the Oculus Quest 2 in order to include silicone coverings in the box. Oculus Quest 2 owners can visit the Oculus site to request silicone coverings for their facial interfaces. Finally, Jason shares a study from the Journal of Adolescence regarding an increase in worldwide adolescent loneliness and the perceived ties to the increase of smartphone use and pervasiveness. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Sarah LeBoeuf and Janko Roettgers Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: checkout.com/tnw Endava Podcast - Tech Reimagined

Tech News Weekly (Video LO)
TNW 194: Metaverse: A Virtual Certainty - Blizzard Walkout, Facebook's Metaverse, Oculus Recall, Teen Loneliness

Tech News Weekly (Video LO)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 58:49


Activision Blizzard employees staged a walkout on Wednesday in the ongoing outcry surrounding the lawsuit by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Facebook has plans to create the Metaverse. Oculus is issuing a voluntary recall of its facial interface due to skin irritation. Adolescents are experiencing more loneliness than ever before. First, Sarah LeBoeuf of GameDaily.biz joins the show to talk about the ongoing Activision Blizzard lawsuit. LeBoeuf, who covered the Activision Blizzard employee walkout in person, shares her experience and provides an overview of events. Then, Janko Roettgers of Protocol discusses Facebook's plans to be the company that creates the Metaverse. Roettgers discusses Facebook Horizons, how the Metaverse overlaps with VR and AR, and what a business model would look like for this virtual world. Then, Mikah provides a PSA about Facebook's voluntary recall of the Oculus Quest 2's facial interface. Due to the potential for skin irritation, Facebook has paused sales of the Oculus Quest 2 in order to include silicone coverings in the box. Oculus Quest 2 owners can visit the Oculus site to request silicone coverings for their facial interfaces. Finally, Jason shares a study from the Journal of Adolescence regarding an increase in worldwide adolescent loneliness and the perceived ties to the increase of smartphone use and pervasiveness. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Sarah LeBoeuf and Janko Roettgers Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: checkout.com/tnw Endava Podcast - Tech Reimagined

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
Tech News Weekly 194: Metaverse: A Virtual Certainty

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 58:33


Activision Blizzard employees staged a walkout on Wednesday in the ongoing outcry surrounding the lawsuit by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Facebook has plans to create the Metaverse. Oculus is issuing a voluntary recall of its facial interface due to skin irritation. Adolescents are experiencing more loneliness than ever before. First, Sarah LeBoeuf of GameDaily.biz joins the show to talk about the ongoing Activision Blizzard lawsuit. LeBoeuf, who covered the Activision Blizzard employee walkout in person, shares her experience and provides an overview of events. Then, Janko Roettgers of Protocol discusses Facebook's plans to be the company that creates the Metaverse. Roettgers discusses Facebook Horizons, how the Metaverse overlaps with VR and AR, and what a business model would look like for this virtual world. Then, Mikah provides a PSA about Facebook's voluntary recall of the Oculus Quest 2's facial interface. Due to the potential for skin irritation, Facebook has paused sales of the Oculus Quest 2 in order to include silicone coverings in the box. Oculus Quest 2 owners can visit the Oculus site to request silicone coverings for their facial interfaces. Finally, Jason shares a study from the Journal of Adolescence regarding an increase in worldwide adolescent loneliness and the perceived ties to the increase of smartphone use and pervasiveness. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Sarah LeBoeuf and Janko Roettgers Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: checkout.com/tnw Endava Podcast - Tech Reimagined

Byte Me
Activision Blizzard Sounds Like a Wretched Hive of Scum & Villainy

Byte Me

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 102:21


The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing is suing Activision Blizzard for being just terrible. Like, straight up across the board terrible. Other Video Game News A Dead Space Remake is Coming EA Wants to Make It's Sports Games Into Something Else This Might Actually Be Dumber Than Bitcoin...Nah Amazon's New World Might Be Bricking RTX 3090s Ubisoft Announces 6v6 FTP Multiplayer Shooter Where The Water Tastes Like Wine Has an Impossible Achievement Questions DA VINSTER (Vinny): What is the one game we know is coming out that you can't wait to get your hands on and why? If I've asked it before recently you can yell at me. Princess_Megan: What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Mine is strawberry! Primefan: What is the best and the worst game series Cheap/Free Games Epic Games MOTHERGUNSHIP Train Sim World 2 PS Plus (Leaked) Hunter's Arena: Legends (PS5 only) Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (PS4) Tennis World Tour 2 (PS4) Game Pass Raji: An Ancient Epic (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 22 Last Stop (Cloud, Console, and PC) ID@Xbox – July 22 Blinx: The Time Sweeper (Cloud and Console) – July 26 Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge (Cloud and Console) – July 26 Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Series X|S) – July 27 Lethal League Blaze (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 29 Omno (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 29 Project Wingman (PC) – July 29 The Ascent (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 29 Hades (Console, PC and Cloud) - August 13 12 minutes (Console, PC and Cloud) - August 19th Psychonauts 2 (PC, Cloud, and Console) – August 25 Aragami 2 (PC, Cloud, and Console) – September 17 Sable (PC, Cloud, and Console) – September 23 Games with Gold Darksiders 3 -- August 1-31 Yooka-Laylee -- August 16-September 15 Lost Planet 3 -- August 1-15 Garou: Mark of the Wolves -- August 16-31 Prime Gaming Portal Dogs - Aug 2 RAD - Aug 2 The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition - Aug 2 Automachef - Aug 2 Batman - The Enemy Within - Aug 2 The Wanderer: Frankenstein's Creature - Aug 2 Tales of the Neon Sea - Aug 2 Battlefield 1 on Origin - Aug 4 Patreon John Tippins Sean Palmer Austin Palmer Alan Schulte Joe Cole Jr. Extra Life https://bytemepodcast.com/extralife/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/byte-me-podcast/message

3rd Party Controller Podcast
Awkward Motions

3rd Party Controller Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 82:15


This week the gang talk about The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword and it's new non-motion control set up, they dive into EA Play and discuss the recently announced Dead Space remake and The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing file a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard for discrimination. What do the boys think? Find out on this weeks episode of 3PC!

IGN.com - Daily Fix (Video)
Activision Blizzard Employees to Stage Walkout In Protest Toward Leadership - IGN Daily Fix

IGN.com - Daily Fix (Video)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021


In today's episode, Activision Blizzard employees are planning action in light of the company's internal responses to the lawsuit filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Recently, employees of the mega-publisher/developer signed an open letter expresses their...disappointment in company leadership's response to the lawsuit, and now employees, both in-office and working from home, are staging a walkout scheduled for tomorrow. Former Chairman of Sony Worldwide Studios Shawn Layden had some sharp words for the gaming industry. He took issue with rising game development costs and lack of diversity in games being produced. Layden partly blamed it on game companies being consolidated—a possible veiled jab at Microsoft, perhaps? And finally, if you're planning on attending PAX West in September, you'll need to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test. The Delta variant is spreading, and the PAX Team wants to help provide for the safety of both event workers and attendees. Smart move, IMO. It's your Daily Fix!

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
What Is Trauma-Informed Care?

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 58:14


Trauma-informed care understands and considers the pervasive nature of trauma and promotes environments of healing and recovery rather than practices and services that may inadvertently re-traumatize.  Dr. Darla Dixon is a licensed psychologist currently working as a trauma-informed care coordinator for the California Department of State Hospitals. She has also had the privilege of being socialized by the wraparound program early in her career where she learned and experienced the impact of being trauma-informed. MLF ORGANIZER Patrick O'Reilly NOTES MLF: Psychology SPEAKERS Dr. Darla Dixon Psychologist; Trauma-Informed Care Coordinator, California Department of State Hospitals Patrick O'Reilly Clinical Psychologist; Chair Commonwealth Club Psychology Member-Led Forum—Moderator In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on June 16th, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The GameBrew Podcast
Episode 113 - The Giants Can Fall

The GameBrew Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 74:11


This week in the first half of the show Ian, Dan, and Allison talk about the wettest games in gaming - and in the second half of the show Allison unleashes her inner She-Hulk on Blizzard for being a flaming dumpster fire when it comes to human rights! Join us! *Quick Note* - This episode was recorded before news broke about the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing lawsuit regarding allegations of widespread sexual discrimination at Activision Blizzard. Speaking of flaming dumpster fires - we're drinking White Claw! WOOO!

Legal Nurse Podcast
456 A Methodical and Successful Plan to Build an LNC Business – Valerie Lane

Legal Nurse Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 39:40


One of the most important questions for an LNC is: “How do I start/build my practice?” Valerie Lane, who has been a LNC since 2007, describes the step-by-step process that has built her successful career. Her career path began with being a flight attendant. After careful research and consideration, she moved on to nursing. Following a career in the California Department of Corrections, she took a job as an LNC for a healthcare company. While in that position, she build her private LNC business. She emphasizes, with many personal examples, the importance of networking in making the most productive connections. Valerie also stresses the necessity of being involved in a social network as a legal nurse consultant, stating that it is crucial for LNCs to have the ability to seek advice and help from each other. In addition, she describes how she has benefitted from partnering with a mentor in a mastermind program. This has enabled her to have ready access to advice and guidance. In addition, it's enabled her to develop her confidence in her ability to reach out to attorneys. Though in some ways, Valerie's career path is unique, it includes basic elements in building an LNC business. Her particular gift is to articulate the details of her process in a way that can benefit any LNC. https://youtu.be/CRsOxZDdwk0 Join me in this episode of Legal Nurse Podcast to hear Valerie's insights from a successful LNC career. How effective are connections and word-of-mouth networking in building an LNC practice? Why is public speaking an important way to get yourself known? Do you have to put a lot of money into starting an LNC practice? In terms of marketing, why is it sometimes most effective to choose one method and do it well? How does a varied career background strengthen LNC skills? Related Product How to Manage your LNC Business: Top Tips for Success You've gotten your legal nurse consulting business started, you have clients, and you want to sustain your success. How can you manage that business in the best way? There are dozens of traps that can trip you if you aren't aware of them and prepared to tackle them. Pat knows - she founded and managed a multi-million dollar legal nurse consulting business - and saw plenty of opportunities for trouble. Let's face it - working with trial attorneys is a challenge. They are driven people who want to do their best for their client. There is a lot at stake in litigation, and you want to have strong relationships with them. In this book, you'll learn how to deepen your connections with your clients through your communications. When conflict or the need to negotiate arises, the tips in this book will give you the confidence needed to tackle some of the world's best negotiators. Being able to successfully master negotiation, business communication and conflict are essential. Discover how to win over and retain the clients you want and recognize those who are too much trouble. Pat shows you how. This is the book to use to build a stable foundation for your business. Your Presenter Valerie discovered her second career, nursing, due to encouragement from Vietnam Vet medic/RN to “write her own ticket,” while working as a Flight Attendant. She has been a nurse since 1994. Her experience includes Telemetry, MedSurg, Surgery and correctional nursing. Certification as an LNC in 2007 followed with correctional legal work and the founding of Lane & Associates. In 2010 she accepted a corporate Risk Services LNC position, working up claims for defense. During that time, she opened a variety of cases. Currently her focus is on her business specializing in Personal Injury with a recent focus on TBI. Connect with Valerie at ValerieLaneLegalNurse.com Connect with Valerie on social media: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/

The Doctor Whisperer - the BUSINESS of medicine
TDW Show feat: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Jodi Larman.

The Doctor Whisperer - the BUSINESS of medicine

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 37:49


Tune in on Monday, 7/26/21, at the NEW TIME of 6:30am EST, to welcome Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Jodi Larman, to The Doctor Whisperer Show! Join Dr. Larman and her 7.6k followers on TikTok at @psychdrj And don't forget to check out Dr. Larman's psycho-educational Facebook group that she started with a colleague called Psych Docs Talk Shop. ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ Dr. Larman is a Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California.  She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from UCLA, a M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology, with a certification in Behavior Therapy and Healthy Psychology from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara. Her dissertation research focused on Conjugal Bereavement in Older and Younger Widows and Widowers: Influences of Social Support and Health. Dr. Larman has also written a book called “Diary of a Young Widow, The beginning of my journey.” Dr. Larman has been working in the field of psychology since 1992.  She has experience working in many settings with various populations and diagnoses, including children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities, college students with mental health and learning disabilities, and couples and individuals with various mental health issues,  She has managed a substance abuse treatment center, created a program for healthy mothers and babies in community mental health, and worked as an evaluator for substance abuse, mental health issues, and domestic violence. Dr. Larman recently retired after 13 years as a clinician with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and currently works as a part time clinician with Happier Living in California. She utilizes an eclectic approach that focuses mainly on Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and believes in a holistic, mind body approach to better physical and mental well being. Prior to becoming an adjunct professor at Pepperdine, Dr. Larman guest lectured at both the undergraduate and graduate level psychology classes at Pepperdine, CSUB, Antelope Valley College, Santa Ana College, Cal Lutheran University and ITT. ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ Thank you to our incredible sponsor, TieTechnology, for sponsoring the show! #medicalpodcast #healthcarepodcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thedoctorwhisperer/message

IGN.com - Daily Fix (Video)
Activision Blizzard Sued Over Sexual Harassment and More - IGN Daily Fix

IGN.com - Daily Fix (Video)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021


In today's episode, the State of California is suing Activision Blizzard over allegations of sexual harassment and a 'frat boy culture.' This lawsuit didn't just come from nowhere: it's culmination of a two-year investigation by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. And in other Blizzard news, according to Bloomberg, the company knew their re-release of Warcraft 3 wasn't finished when it launched. Warcraft 3: Reforged met with lukewarm reviews last year, and an internal postmortem apparently revealed Blizzard had known the game wasn't ready to ship, but didn't want to lose out on preorders that were already placed. Yikes. And today's news is brought to you by PUBG MOBILE.

How to Save a Planet
Fighting Fire with Fire

How to Save a Planet

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 41:30


From California's crimson skies to smoke so thick along Colorado's front range that sent people indoors for days, wildfires in the US have becomes more and more extreme. On today's episode, we ask, how did the wildfires get so bad – and what can we do to address them? This episode originally aired in October of 2020. Call(s) to action Help build fire adapted communities. If you're interested in learning more about the range of small, wonky, zoning-type solutions to reduce pressures driving people to the WUI (pronounced wooie!)and make managed retreat a more palatable option, check out fireadaptednetwork.org, where you can keep track of all the little policy changes that would actually help make a big difference. Prepare Your Home for Fire. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, better known as CalFire, has a great resource to teach you how to prepare your home for wildfire. You can find it at readyforwildfire.org. Learn More about Fires from Bobbie Scopa through the audio stories she tells on her website, Bobbie on Fire Guests: Bobbie Scopa and Suzy Cagle *And one last thing, the anthology that Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson co-edited with Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, All We Can Save, will be published in paperback on July 20th. So, we are using that as a chance to celebrate! On publication day, Ayana and Katharine hosting a celebration featuring a bunch of the contributors to the book – women leading on climate solutions, poets, artists. And you're invited! Please save the date, July 20th, and head to allwecansave.earth/events to save your virtual spot.* Check out our Calls to Action archive here for all of the actions we've recommended on the show. And if you take any of the actions we recommend, tell us about it! Send us your voice message, ideas or feedback with our Listener Mail Form. We might use it in an upcoming episode. Sign up for our newsletter here. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram. This episode of How to Save a Planet was produced by Kendra Pierre-Louis. The rest of our reporting and producing team includes Rachel Waldholz, Anna Ladd and Felix Poon. Our senior producer is Lauren Silverman. Our editor is Caitlin Kenney. Sound design and mixing by Peter Leonard with original music by Emma Munger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The John Batchelor Show
1476: #PacificWatch: Summer season wildfires, droughts, heat and brownouts. @JCBliss

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 10:55


Photo: U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 364 and Marine Medium Helicopter Training Squadron (HMMT) 164, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) from Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton assist in the efforts to combat the Tomahawk fires on MCB Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 16, 2014. 3rd MAW partnered with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to conduct aerial firefighting against several wildfires ablaze in San Diego County. (U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo, 3rd MAW COMCAM/RELEASED) . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #PacificWatch: Summer season wildfires, droughts, heat and brownouts.  @JCBliss As Lava fire grows, another fire in Northern California explodes overnight -- As the lightning-sparked Lava fire in Northern California continues to grow, another blaze is spreading in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest amid bone-dry vegetation, scorching temperatures and gusty winds. Los Angeles Times Grocery stores are pulling perishable food, covering aisles in plastic sheets, and running sprinklers on their roofs as they battle a record heat wave - Grocery stores in Washington have been forced to pull perishable goods from shelves and turn off entire refrigerated sections as the state experiences record-shattering temperatures. On Monday, several areas in Oregon and Washington broke records as temperatures rose to as high as 116 degrees. The heat has caused several power outages throughout the region and taken a toll on local businesses. Business Insider Intense heat from Northern California fires have created multiple pyrocumulus clouds -- Plumes of superheated air rising from some of the major wildfires burning across Northern California — including the Lava and Tennant fires — formed multiple pyrocumulus clouds this week, formations that can help fires spread more rapidly. San Francisco Chronicle  California pleads for more power as summer blackout threat grows, hydro supplies fade - Acknowledging the increasing threat of rolling blackouts this summer, managers of California's electricity grid issued a rare call for additional power supplies Thursday. Sacramento Bee Fire season in Northern California: Here are the major blazes burning now -- Three significant wildfires are collectively burning across nearly 32,000 acres of Northern California. Fueled by billowing wind, hot weather and dangerously dry conditions, the blazes are among a constellation of fires that have sprouted up and down the state in recent days. San Francisco Chronicle Bracing for wildfires, California's inmate firefighters still denied visitors -- Hundreds of California inmates will charge to the front lines of rapidly spreading wildfires this summer, risking injury and death in exchange for shorter sentences and a few dollars a day. inewsource  Evacuations being ordered for new wildfire burning in Northern California north of Redding -- The blaze, burning north of Redding, is being called the Salt Fire. U.S. Forest Service officials said the fire is burning east of Interstate 5 near the Salt Creek exit south of Lakehead. Sacramento Bee Fires: Biden raises firefighters' pay, Newsom slams Trump's wildfire management -- With California and much of the West facing serious drought, record heat and wildfire risk, President Biden on Wednesday announced he is raising the pay of federal firefighters, expanding the use of the National Guard to help fight fires and broadening efforts to use federal satellites to detect fires as soon as they start so crews can more quickly limit their spread. San Jose Mercury California's rain year just ended - and the data shows we're in trouble -- Data shows that for many of the major regions of California, the July 2020-June 2021 rain year was one of the top 10 driest ever. Even more troubling is that the extreme dry spells are starting to stack up, especially in the Sierra Nevada watersheds that supply so much of the state's water. San Francisco Chronicle