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On February 3rd, a train carrying 20 cars with poisonous, flammable chemicals derailed in East Palestine, OH. In this episode, we're going to get some answers. Using testimony from four Congressional hearings, community meeting footage, National Transportation Safety Board preliminary reports, and lots of articles from local and mainstream press, you will learn what Congress is being told as they write the Rail Safety Act, which both parts of Congress are working on in response to the East Palestine train derailment. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! View the show notes on our website at https://congressionaldish.com/cd274-norfolk-southern-train-derailment-in-east-palestine Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD247: BIF: The Growth of US Railroads East Palestine Derailment Overview “It's been more than a month since a freight train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in Ohio. Here's what's happened since.” Alisha Ebrahimji and Holly Yan. Mar 23, 2023. CNN. “Residents can return home after crews burned chemicals in derailed tanker cars.” Associated Press. Feb 8, 2023. NPR. “WATCH: Smoke billows over East Palestine after controlled burn at train derailment site.” Feb 8, 2023. Cleveland 19 News. Vinyl Chloride and Dioxins “East Palestine Train Derailment: What is vinyl chloride and what happens when it burns?” Associated Press. Feb 8, 2023. CBS News Pittsburgh. “Dioxins and their effects on human health.” Oct 4, 2016. World Health Organization. “Medical Management Guidelines for Vinyl Chloride.” Last reviewed Oct 21, 2014. Centers for Disease Control Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. National Transportation Safety Board Findings “Norfolk Southern Railway Train Derailment with Subsequent Hazardous Material Release and Fires: Investigation Details.” Last updated Mar 21, 2023. National Transportation Safety Board. “What appears to be an overheated wheel bearing seen moments before East Palestine train derailment, NTSB says.” Ian Cross. Feb 14, 2023. ABC News 5 Cleveland. “Vent and Burn” Decision “Ex-EPA Administrator Doubts Agency's East Palestine Claims: 'Hard to Believe They Were Silent' Before Norfolk Southern Detonated Toxic Vinyl Chloride Cars.” Jordan Chariton. May 25, 2023. Status Coup News. “East Palestine emails reveal insight into decision to vent and burn toxic rail cars.” Tara Morgan. May 15, 2023. ABC News 5 Cleveland. “EXCLUSIVE: 'I truly feel defeated and useless.' Emails and texts reveal anguish of East Palestine fire chief over lack of adequate health advice after he was told to treat chemical disaster 'like a normal house fire.'” Daniel Bates. May 15, 2023. The Daily Mail. EPA failures “East Palestine Bombshell: EPA Official Admits It May Be Missing Toxic Chemicals in Air Testing, Admits Some of Its Decision Making Has Been to Prevent Lawsuits.” Louis DeAngelis. Mar 29, 2023. Status Coup News. East Palestine Resident Health Problems “No one has accepted real responsibility for the East Palestine disaster.” Zsuzsa Gyenes. May 16, 2023. The Guardian. “East Palestine survey reveals residents experienced headaches and anxiety after train derailment.” Nicki Brown, Artemis Moshtaghian and Travis Caldwell. Mar 4, 2023. CNN. “People in East Palestine showing breakdown product of vinyl chloride in urine tests.” Tara Morgan. Apr 28, 2023. ABC News 5 Cleveland. Norfolk Southern “Making it Right.” Norfolk Southern. “Norfolk Southern unveils compensation plans for homeowners near derailment site.” Andrea Cambron, Jason Carroll and Chris Isidore. May 11, 2023. CNN Business. “‘32 Nasty:' Rail Workers Say They Knew the Train That Derailed in East Palestine Was Dangerous.” Aaron Gordon. Feb 15, 2023. Vice. “Wall Street says Norfolk Southern profits won't suffer from derailment.” Rachel Premack. Feb 14, 2023. Freight Waves. “US rail industry defends safety record amid staffing cuts.” Josh Funk. May 16, 2021. AP News. Lobbying Against Regulations “Rail Companies Blocked Safety Rules Before Ohio Derailment.” David Sirota et al. Feb 8, 2023. The Lever. ECP Brake Deregulation “USDOT repeals ECP brake rule.” William C. Vantuono. Dec 5, 2017. Railway Age. Railway Safety Act “Railway Safety Act passes committee, moves to Senate floor for full vote.” Abigail Bottar. May 10, 2023. Ideastream Public Media. Staffing Cuts “Railroads are slashing workers, cheered on by Wall Street to stay profitable amid Trump's trade war.” Heather Long. Jan 3, 2020. The Washington Post. Long Trains “The True Dangers of Long Trains.” Dan Schwartz and Topher Sanders. Apr 3, 2023. Propublica. Bills S.576: Railway Safety Act of 2023 Audio Sources Senate Executive Session May 10, 2023 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Clips 36:30 Sen. JD Vance (R-OH): This bill has changed a lot from what I introduced just a few short months ago. We've made a number of concessions to industry; a number of concessions to the rail industry, a number of concessions to various interest groups, which is why we have so much bipartisan support in this body but also why we have a lot of support from industry. East Palestine Community Meeting March 28, 2023 Status Coup News Government Response to East Palestine: Ensuring Safety and Transparency for the Community March 28, 2023 House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Materials Watch on YouTube Witnesses: Debra Shore, Regional Administrator, U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5 Wesley Vins, Health Commissioner, Columbiana County General Health District Anne M. Vogel, Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Clips 30:40 Debra Shore: Since the derailment, EPA has been leading robust, multi-layered air quality testing, using state of the art technology in and around East Palestine, and that extensive monitoring has continued daily at 23 stations throughout the community. Since the fire was extinguished on February 8, EPA monitors have not detected any volatile organic compounds above established levels of health concerns. EPA has also been assisting with indoor air screenings in homes through a voluntary program to keep residents informed. As of March 21, more than 600 homes have been screened, and no sustained or elevated detections of chemicals have been identified. 33:00 Debra Shore: Here's how EPA is holding Norfolk Southern accountable. On February 21, EPA issued a Unilateral Administrative Order to Norfolk Southern, including a number of directives to identify and clean up contaminated soil and water resources, to attend and participate in public meetings at EPA's request, and to post information online, and ordering the company to pay EPA's costs for work performed under the order. All Norfolk Southern work plans must be reviewed and approved by EPA. It must outline all steps necessary to address the environmental damage caused by the derailment. If the company fails to complete any of the EPAs ordered actions, the agency will immediately step in, conduct the necessary work, and then seek punitive damages at up to three times the cost. 46:30 Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH): In one case, trucks were actually turned around at the gate of a proper, certified disposal facility and sent back to East Palestine to sit practically in my constituents backyard. Why did the EPA believe that it needed to send those letters? Debra Shore: Chairman Johnson, the instance you cite occurred before EPA assumed responsibility under the Unilateral Administrative Order for the cleanup. We don't know who told those trucks to turn around, whether it was the disposal facility itself or someone else. 48:50 Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH): Why were they turned around? Debra Shore: This occurred during the transition period between Ohio EPA and US EPA assuming the lead for the emergency response. As such, under the Unilateral Administrative Order, all disposal facilities are required to be on the CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) approved off-site disposal list. So, we needed a few days to review what had occurred and ensure that those facilities that Norfolk Southern had contracts with were on that approved list. Once we determined which ones were on the approved list, it's up to Norfolk Southern to ship waste off the site. 1:03:30 Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO): Is the EPA intending to use the Unilateral Administrative Order to ensure that Norfolk Southern establishes a health and environmental screening program beyond this initial cleanup period? Debra Shore: Right now, the focus of the Unilateral Order and our work with Norfolk Southern is to make sure the site is cleaned up. I think the responsibility for that longer term health effort, I support what Dr. Vins recommended, and that may have to be negotiat[ed] with Norfolk Southern going forward. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO): Obviously, that hasn't started yet. Debra Shore: Not to my knowledge. 1:09:05 Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA): What will take place in the remediation phase, what happens then? Debra Shore: Then there'll be restoration of stream banks and the places where the soil was removed from along the railroad sites and I think a larger vision for the community that they're already beginning to work on, such as parks and streetscapes. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA): Right. Any idea of what kind of timeframe we're talking about here? I mean, are we talking like in my district, decades? Debra Shore: No. We believe the core of the removal of the contaminated site and the restoration of the tracks will be several months. 1:11:35 Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ): When did clean up responsibility shift from EPA to Norfolk Southern, and what protections were put in place to ensure the health and safety of the community during that shift? Debra Shore: Thank you, Congressman Pallone. The transition from the State agency, which has the delegated authority in every state, has an emergency response capability, and so Ohio was on the ground working with the local firemen and other agencies as EPA arrived shortly after the derailment. It is typical in these kinds of emergency responses for the state agency to take the lead in the early days and Norfolk Southern was complying with the directives from the state. They continued to comply, but we've found over time that it's important to have all the authority to hold the principal responsible party in this case Norfolk Southern accountable, which is why on February 21, several weeks after the derailment, EPA issued its Unilateral Administrative Order. 1:19:55 Debra Shore: In the subsequent soil sampling that's been conducted, we looked at the information about the direction of the plume from the vent and burn event and focused that primarily where there might have been aerial deposition of soot or particulate matter, and that those soil samples have been collected in Pennsylvania. Rep. John Joyce (R-PA): And today, what soil, air, and water tests are continuing to occur in Pennsylvania? Debra Shore: Additional soil samples will be collected in collaboration, principally, with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the local Farm Bureau, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. 1:28:36 Anne M. Vogel: The reason that we have been able to say that the municipal drinking water is safe is based on an Ohio EPA map that pre-exists the derailment. This is the source water protection map. So the municipal wellfield is right here, if folks can see that, that big well in the blue. So the derailment happened way over here, a mile and a half away from the wellfield. And we know how the water flows, down this way, down this way, down the creeks. So the derailment would not have affected the municipal water source and we knew that very quickly after the derailment. 1:49:05 Debra Shore: Norfolk Southern has encountered some difficulties in finding and establishing contracts with sites to accept both liquid and solid waste. And I think we could accelerate the cleanup if they were able to fulfill that obligation more expeditiously. 1:51:20 Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA): What are some of the long term health concerns that residents and your providers have? Wesley Vins: We've heard a whole wide range of concerns long term. Certainly, cancer is first and foremost, because of much of the information that the residents see online and here, as well as reproductive concerns, growth concerns, hormonal concerns Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA): Do you think there's a potential with the carcinogens or any of the toxins that it could lead to ailments for five years from now? Wesley Vins: Yeah, I understand your question. So the some of the constituents that we have related to this response, obviously are carcinogenic, however, we're seeing low levels, is really the initial response. So I think the long question is, we don't know. Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA): We don't know. 2:04:50 Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA): Administrator Shore, one concern my office has heard is that relocation costs are not being covered by Norfolk Southern for everyone in East Palestine. How is it determined whether a resident is eligible to have their relocation costs paid for? Debra Shore: I'm sorry to hear that. My understanding was that Norfolk Southern was covering temporary relocation costs for any resident who sought that, and I would direct you to Norfolk Southern to ask why they are being turned down. Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA): Can the EPA require that Norfolk Southern cover relocation costs for anyone in East Palestine? Debra Shore: I'll find out. 2:11:45 Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA): I guess my concern is, if the EPA is website says that the sampling data hasn't been quality assured, how did the EPA make the determination that the air is safe to breathe when it appears that the sampling data has not been quality assured? Debra Shore: Congresswoman, I'm going to ask our staff to get back to you with an answer for that. Executive Session and Improving Rail Safety in Response to the East Palestine Derailment March 22, 2023 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation View on Senate website Introduction Panel: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown U.S. Senator J.D. Vance Mike DeWine, Governor of Ohio Misti Allison, Resident of East Palestine Witnesses: Jennifer Homendy, Chair, National Transportation Safety Board David Comstock, Chief, Ohio Western Reserve Joint Fire District Clyde Whitaker, Legislative Director, Ohio State SMART-TD Alan Shaw, CEO, Norfolk Southern Ian Jefferies, CEO, Association of American Railroads Clips 1:35:00 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): Is there any relief being offered now to say, if you make the decision to move your home and move your family somewhere else, there is an avenue for you to sell your home and get a fair market price for it? Misti Allison: The short answer is, as of today, no. There is not a clear cut explanation or parameters of how you would do that. We've heard time and time again from Norfolk Southern that they're going to make it right and that they're looking into some long term health care monitoring and assistance and home value protection, but details of that plan have not been disclosed to residents as of today. 1:42:05 Jennifer Homendy: This derailment, as all accidents we investigate, was 100% preventable. 1:43:20 Jennifer Homendy: First, the definition of high hazard flammable train should be expanded to a broader array of hazmats and the definition's threshold of 20 loaded tank cars in a continuous block or 35 tank cars dispersed throughout a train should be eliminated. Second, DOT 111 should be phased out of all hazmat service. They're not as protected as DOT 117 tank cars. Third, people deserve to know what chemicals are moving through their communities and how to stay safe in an emergency. That includes responders who risk their lives for each of us every single day. They deserve to be prepared. That means access to real time information, obtaining the right training and gear, and having the right communications and planning tools. Fourth, light cockpit voice recorders in the aviation, audio and video recorders in the locomotive cab are essential for helping investigators determine the cause of an accident and make more precise safety recommendations. Recorders also help operators proactively improve their safety policies and practices. In the East Palestine derailment, the locomotive was equipped with an inward facing camera. However, since the locomotive was put immediately back into service following the accident, the data was overwritten. That means the recorder only provided about 15 minutes of data before the derailment, and five minutes after. The FAST Act, following terrible tragedies in Chatsworth and in Philadelphia, required Amtrak and commuter railroads to maintain crash and fire hardened inward and outward facing image recorders in all controlling locomotives that have a minimum of a 12 hour continuous recording capability. This was extremely helpful in our DuPont Washington investigation. Now is the time to expand that requirement to audio, and include the Class One freight railroads in that mandate. In fact, now is the time to address all of the NTSB's open rail safety recommendations, many of which are on our most wanted list. Fifth and finally, as the committee works on enhancing rail safety, I trust that you'll consider the resources that we desperately need to carry out our critical safety mission. Investments in the NTSB are investments in safety across all modes of transportation. 1:52:05 Clyde Whitaker: This derailment did not have to happen. And it makes it so much more frustrating for us to know that it was very predictable. And yet our warnings and cries for help over the last seven years have fallen on deaf ears and the outcome was exactly as we feared. Now the result is a town that doesn't feel safe in their own homes, businesses failing to survive and a railroad that prioritized its own movement of trains, before the people in the community, as well as its workers. It truly is a shame that operational changes in place prior to that incident are still in place today and the possibility for a similar disaster is just as possible. My entire railroad career I've listened to the railroads portray a message and image of safety first, but I have never witnessed or experienced that truth, one single day on the property. For years I've handled complaint after complaint regarding unsafe practices and unsafe environments, and for almost every single one I've been fought every step of the way. The truth is, ask any railroad worker and they will tell you, that their carriers are masters of checking the boxes and saying the right things, without ever doing anything meaningful toward improving safety. They're only focus is on the operating ratios and bottom lines, which is evidenced by the fact that their bonus structures are set up to reward timely movements of freight rather than reaching destinations safely, as they once were. Actions do speak louder than words. And I assure you that what you have heard, and will hear, from the railroads today are nothing more than words. Their actions are what's experienced by men and women I represent as well as what the people of East Palestine have been through. This is the reality of what happens when railroads are primarily left to govern and regulate themselves. 1:54:05 Clyde Whitaker: On July 11, 2022, I filed a complaint with the FRA (Freight Railroad Administration) regarding an unsafe practice that was occurring on Norfolk Southern (NS), despite existing operating rules to the contrary. NS was giving instructions to crews to disregard wayside detector failures and to keep the trains moving. This meant the trains were not being inspected as intended, and that the crews were not able to ascertain the integrity of such trains. This practice remained in place even after East Palestine. 1:54:40 Clyde Whitaker: It is a virus that has plagued the industry for some time, with the exception of precision scheduled railroading. Across America, inspections and maintenance is being deferred to expedite the movement of trains. No longer is identifying defects and unsafe conditions the goal of inspections, but rather minimiz[ing] the time it takes to perform them, or the elimination of them all together. 2:17:40 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): Why did Norfolk Southern not stop the train then and examine the bearing to make sure that it didn't melt the axle and that you didn't have a derailment? If you'd stop then it would have prevented the derailment. So my question is, why did the second hotbox reading not trigger action? Alan Shaw: Senator, my understanding is that that second reading was still below our alarm threshold, which is amongst the lowest in the industry. In response to this, the industry has agreed to work together to share best practices with respect to hotbox detectors, trending technology, and thresholds. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): So when you and I visited my office yesterday, you said your threshold is now 170 degrees above ambient temperature. As I understand it, at the time of the derailment, your threshold was 200 degrees above ambient temperature. 2:20:15 Clyde Whitaker: Make note that trending defect detector technology from being in the cab of a locomotive, when we pass a defect detector, it trends to an office like Norfolk Southern in Atlanta, Georgia. It doesn't convey to the railroad crews, which is a problem in this incident as well as many others that still continue to this day. What we need as a train crew -- which they say they listen, they haven't been listening for quite a while -- we need to be notified whenever these trending detectors are seeing this car trend hotter. That way we can keep a better eye on it. 2:22:35 Clyde Whitaker: It is feasible. The technology is there. Several days after East Palestine, we almost had a similar incident in the Cleveland area on Norfolk Southern. The defect detector said no defects to the crew. The train dispatcher came on and said, "Hey, we have a report of a trending defect detector on the train. We need you to stop and inspect it." Immediately after that the chief dispatcher, which is the person that controls the whole railroad, told them to keep going. If it were not for an eastbound train passing them and instructing them, "Hey, your train is on fire, stop your train." And we set that car out. They had to walking speed this car five miles. So the technology is there. They're just raising and lowering their thresholds to move freight. 2:25:15 Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): His testimony is loud and clear: it would have been worse if there was only one person as a crew on that train. Do you disagree with him? Alan Shaw: Senator, I believe that we have operations infrastructure on the ground to respond to derailments. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): I think you're not answering the question, okay? It's almost like the last hearing all over again. Because I think the evidence is very clear that these trains can be absolutely safer, but that technology is no replacement for human beings. For example, it can't provide the cognitive functions of a conductor and can't collect visual cues during an emergency. Two-person crews make our trains safer and I wish that you would commit to that today, because I think it's pretty obvious that is the correct answer. I just get sick of industry executives talking about supporting the principles of regulation, while they lobby against common sense regulations like this one behind the scenes. 2:38:50 Sen. Peter Welch (D-VT): I understand that the business plan of Norfolk Southern includes a $7.5 billion stock buyback that is ongoing. Do you believe it would be appropriate to suspend that buyback program until all of the assurances that you are making to this committee and also to the people of East Palestine, about "making this right," that that stock back buyback program should be suspended until you have accomplished what you've assured us and what you've assured that people of East Palestine that you would do? Alan Shaw: Senator, we think about safety every day. We spend a billion dollars a year in capital on safety. And we have ongoing expenses of about a billion dollars a year in safety and as a result over time, derailments are down, hazardous material releases are down and injuries are down. We can always get better. Sen. Peter Welch (D-VT): Right, so you won't answer my question about suspending the buyback program. Alan Shaw: Senator, stock buybacks never come at the expense of safety Sen. Peter Welch (D-VT): I take that is that you will continue with your plan on the buyback. 2:51:30 Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV): I know that high hazardous flammable trains have more safety regulations. Why would this not have been characterized as a high hazard flammable train if it had th ese hazardous materials on it as part of the 149 car train? Alan Shaw: Senator, thank you for your question. I'm not familiar with the entire makeup of the train. I know that a highly hazardous train is defined by a certain number of highly hazardous cars in it or a certain number of cars in a block. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV): Miss Homendy, maybe you can help me with that question. Jennifer Homendy: Yes, the definition of a high hazard flammable train involves class three flammable liquids only, 20 car loads in a continuous block, which would be a unit train, or 35 car loads of class three flammable liquids in a mixed freight train. That was not what was on this train. There were some that were class three defined flammable liquids, but this train was not a high hazard flammable train. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV): Right. It wasn't a high hazard train, but it had high hazardous materials that are very flammable that just lit up the sky. So is that something that you would consider that should be looked at as a safety improvement? Jennifer Homendy: Yes, Senator. We think that the thresholds of the 20 and 35 should be eliminated and we think a broader array of hazmat should be in the definition of high hazard flammable train. Protecting Public Health and the Environment in the Wake of the Norfolk Southern Train Derailment and Chemical Release in East Palestine, Ohio March 9, 2023 Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works View on Senate website Witnesses: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Sen. JD Vance (R-OH) Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) Alan Shaw, President and CEO, Norfolk Southern Corporation Debra Shore, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region V Anne Vogel, Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Richard Harrison, Executive Director and Chief Engineer, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission Eric Brewer, Director and Chief of Hazardous Materials Response, Beaver County Department of Emergency Services Clips 26:50 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH): The company followed the Wall Street business model: boost profits by cutting costs at all costs, the consequences for places like East Palestine be damned. In 10 years, Norfolk Southern eliminated 38% of its workforce. Think of that. In a decade they cut more than a third of their jobs. We see what the company did with their massive profits. Norfolk Southern spent $3.4 billion on stock buybacks last year and were planning to do even more this year. That's money that could have gone to hiring inspectors, to putting more hotbox detectors along its rail lines, to having more workers available to repair cars and repair tracks. Norfolk Southern's profits have gone up and up and up and look what happened. 33:35 Sen. JD Vance (R-OH): It is ridiculous that firefighters and local officials don't know that hazardous chemicals are in their community, coming through their community. In East Palestine you had a community of largely volunteer firefighters responding to a terrible crisis, toxic burning chemicals, without knowing what was on them. 34:50 Sen. JD Vance (R-OH): I've talked to a number of my Republican colleagues and nearly everybody has dealt in complete good faith, whether they like the bill or have some concerns about it, and these comments are not directed at them. Who they are directed at is a particular slice of people who seem to think that any public safety enhancements for the rail industry is somehow a violation of the free market. Well, if you look at this industry and what's happened in the last 30 years, that argument is a farce. This is an industry that enjoys special subsidies that almost no industry enjoys. This is an industry that is enjoys special legal carve outs that almost no industry enjoys. This is an industry that just three months ago had the federal government come in and save them from a labor dispute. It was effectively a bailout. And now they're claiming before the Senate and the House that our reasonable legislation is somehow a violation of the free market. Well, pot, meet the kettle, because that doesn't make an ounce of sense. You cannot claim special government privileges, you cannot ask the government to bail you out, and then resist basic public safety. 40:10 Alan Shaw: Air and water monitoring have been in place continuously since the accident and to date it consistently indicated that the air is safe to breathe and the water is safe to drink. 47:20 Debra Shore: Since the fire was extinguished on February 8, EPA monitors have not detected any volatile organic compounds above levels of health concerns. 47:45 Debra Shore: EPA has been assisting with indoor air screenings for homes through a voluntary program offered to residents to provide them with information and help restore their peace of mind. As of March 4, approximately 600 homes had been screened through this program and no detections of vinyl chloride or hydrogen chloride have been identified. 48:40 Debra Shore: On February 21, we issued a unilateral administrative order to Norfolk Southern which includes a number of directives to identify and clean up contaminated soil and water resources, to attend and participate in public meetings at EPA's request, and to post information online, to pay for EPA's costs for work performed under this order. EPA is overseeing Norfolk Southern's cleanup work to ensure it's done to EPA specifications. The work plans will outline all steps necessary to clean up the environmental damage caused by the derailment. And most importantly, if the company fails to complete any of the EPA ordered actions, the agency will immediately step in, conduct the necessary work, and then force Norfolk Southern to pay triple the cost. 1:04:30 Eric Brewer: Norfolk Southern hazmat personnel and contractors arrived on scene shortly after 11pm. At around midnight, after research of the contents, it was decided to shut down fire operations and move firefighters out of the immediate area and to let the tank cars burn. This is not an unusual decision. This decision was made primarily by Norfolk Southern's hazmat coordinator, as well as their contractor. 1:05:15 Eric Brewer: There was a possibility of explosion and we should consider a one mile evacuation. Ohio officials notified us that the one mile radius would now be from the leaked oil address. This would add additional residents from Beaver County in the one mile evacuation zone. Donington township officials went door to door, as well as using a mass notification system to advise the residents of the one mile recommended evacuation. It was stressed that this was a recommendation as we cannot force residents from their homes. Social media posts began to circulate stating that arrest would be made if people refused to leave during the evacuation. Let me be clear that was not the case in Pennsylvania, as this was not a mandatory evacuation. Monday morning, we assembled at the Emergency Operations Center in East Palestine. We learned Norfolk Southern wanted to do a controlled detonation of the tank car in question. We were assured this was the safest way to mitigate the problem. During one of those planning meetings, we learned from Norfolk Southern that they now wanted to do the controlled detonation on five of the tank cars rather than just the one. This changed the entire plan, as it would now impact a much larger area. 1:21:25 Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV): Why did you wait a month before you started to order the dioxin testing when the community was asking for this? Was that a decision that you made early on that it wasn't critical? Or how was this decision made? Debra Shore: Senator Capito, our air monitoring was searching for primary indicators, such as phosgene and hydrogen chloride, immediately during and after the burn. We detected very low levels which very quickly went even down to non detectable. Without those primary indicators, it was a very low probability that dioxins would have been created. They are secondary byproducts of the burning of vinyl chloride. 1:25:40 Alan Shaw: As you saw just this week, a six point safety plan that included a number of issues which we're implementing immediately to improve safety, including installing more wayside detectors. The first one was installed yesterday outside of East Palestine. 1:30:20 Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK): Mr. Shaw, when the vent and burn process was being made, who who made those decisions? And what was other considerations other than just burning it and letting the material burn off? Alan Shaw: Thank you for that question. The only consideration, Senator, was the safety and health of the community. And that decision was made by Unified Command under the direction of the Incident Commander? Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK): Who's that? Alan Shaw: The Incident Commander was Fire Chief Drabick. Norfolk Southern was a part of Unified Command. 2:07:25 Alan Shaw: Senator, the NTSB report indicated that all of the hotbox detectors were working as designed. And earlier this week, we announced that we are adding approximately 200 hotbox detectors to our network. We already have amongst the lowest spacing between hotbox detectors in the industry. And we already have amongst the lowest thresholds. 2:15:35 Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): Will you commit to compensating affected homeowners for their diminished property values? Alan Shaw: Senator, I'm committing to do what's right. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): Well, what's right is a family that had a home worth $100,000 that is now worth $50,000 will probably never be able to sell that home for 100,000 again. Will you compensate that family for that loss? Alan Shaw: Senator, I'm committed to do what's right. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): That is the right thing to do. These are the people who are innocent victims, Mr. Shaw. These people were just there at home and all of a sudden their small businesses, their homes are forever going to have been diminished in value. Norfolk Southern owes these people. It's an accident that is basically under the responsibility of Norfolk Southern, not these families. When you say do the right thing, will you again, compensate these families for their diminished lost property value for homes and small businesses? Alan Shaw: Senator, we've already committed $21 million and that's a downpayment Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): That is a down payment. Will you commit to ensuring that these families, these innocent families, do not lose their life savings in their homes and small businesses? The right thing to do is to say, "Yes, we will." Alan Shaw: Senator, I'm committed to doing what's right for the community and we're going to be there as long -- Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA): What's right for the community will then be balanced -- which is what we can see from your stock buybacks -- by what's right for Norfolk Southern. C-SPAN: Washington Post Live March 6, 2023 Speakers: Heather Long, Columnist and Editorial Writer, Washington Post Jennifer Homendy, Chair, National Transportation Safety Board Clips 5:14 Jennifer Homendy: Hazardous materials are transported on all modes of transportation. Our aviation system is the safest, but they're limited in what they can transport for dangerous materials. Pipelines can also be safe as well. They have a generally good safety record until one big rupture occurs. But then our railroads also have a good safety record. Train accidents in general, per million trains miles, are going up. So it's trending upwards, accidents. With that said, going on our nation's roads with these materials is not something we want to see. You know, we have 43,000 people that are dying on our nation's roads annually. We have a public health crisis on our roads. Millions of crashes are occurring, so transporting hazmat on our roads would be more dangerous than on our railways. 6:50 Jennifer Homendy: The numbers are trending upward on accidents overall and also for Norfolk Southern 8:20 Jennifer Homendy: That is a role that's very important for the NTSB and why we are independent of the Department of Transportation. We are not part of the Department of Transportation because we do conduct federal oversight to see if DoT's oversight of the freight railroads is adequate or inadequate and we may make recommendations on that. 10:20 Jennifer Homendy: Once it hit well over 250 degrees, it was time for the train crew to stop to inspect the axle, to inspect the wheel bearing and to possibly, in this case, set out the car. But it was too late because as they were slowing and stopping, the train derailed, the wheel bearing failed. And so there might need to be more conservative temperature thresholdss o that started earlier. Also, something the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has looked at is real time monitoring of temperatures and data trending from the control center so that they can see the temperatures increase over a period of time. In this derailment, or what we saw of this train and its operations, is the temperature of that wheel bearing was going up pretty significantly over the course of the three different wayside detectors, but you know, the crew doesn't see that. So that real time monitoring and data trending so that there's some communication with the crew to stop the train and take immediate action is definitely needed. We'll look at that as part of our investigation as well. 12:30 Jennifer Homendy: One thing I will mention is that these decisions about the placement of these hot bearing detectors and the thresholds really vary railroad by railroad and so there needs to be good decision making, some policies and practices put in place. 18:00 Jennifer Homendy: Electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes don't prevent a derailment. It could lessen damage. So let me explain that. So in this one, car 23 still would have derailed because a wheel bearing failed. So car 23 still would have derailed. Still would have been a derailment, still would have been a fire, and the responders, and Norfolk Southern, and the state and locals would have had to still make a decision on whether to vent and burn the five vinyl chloride tank cars. There could have been a possibility of less damage, meaning a few cars could have remained on the track later in the train. But as for most of the damage, that still would have occurred whether we had ECP brakes on this train or not. 19:50 Heather Long: There's a lot fewer people working on rail, especially freight rail. Does the number of people make any difference here? Jennifer Homendy: Well for this one, as you said, we had two crew members and a trainee. They all stay, as with every train, in the cab of the head locomotive. So I do not see where that would have made a difference in this particular train and this derailment. One thing we are going to look at is whether any changes in staffing lead to any differences in how these cars are maintained or how they're inspected. That is something we will look at. 21:05 Jennifer Homendy: Yeah, so the fire chief, upon arrival at the command center following the derailment, had electronic access to the train consist, which is the list of cars and the materials or liquids that the train is carrying, but none of the responders had the Ask Rail app. You could look up a UN number for a particular car and get the whole consist of the train. It's in an app that the railroads developed for helping emergency responders to get information following an accident. 25:05 Jennifer Homendy: And we have over 250 recommendations that we've issued on rail safety generally that have not been acted upon yet. Music Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio) Editing Pro Podcast Solutions Production Assistance Clare Kuntz Balcer
Who has the upper hand when Apple's CEO walks into a room with the President of the People's Republic of China? Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist and the author of “The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization.” Bill Mann caught up with Zeihan to discuss: - Why Apple is diversifying production away from China - What an aging population means for the United States economy - Why de-dollarization is less likely than many think Company discussed: APPL Host: Bill Mann Guest: Peter Zeihan Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Dan Boyd
We Study Billionaires - The Investors Podcast
In today's episode, a true real estate maverick joins us from Austin, Texas. Get ready to be inspired by David Lecko, the Founder and CEO of DealMachine. David is here to share his extraordinary journey of turning a humble $7,000 investment into a remarkable $1.6... The post Rentals From $7K To $1.6MM appeared first on Real Estate Disruptors.
From the archive: This episode was originally recorded and published in 2020. Our interviews on Entrepreneurs On Fire are meant to be evergreen, and we do our best to confirm that all offers and URL's in these archive episodes are still relevant. Simon Severino is the CEO of Strategy Sprints, Europe's leading remote Growth Advisory. The 34 Certified Strategy Sprint coaches do only one thing: Double the revenue of service-based businesses in 90 days. Simon also teaches Growth Strategy in select business schools and hosts the Strategy Show podcast. Top 3 Value Bombs: 1. Your business will likely fail, even if you have a great solution, because technical evolution is going fast. 2. Make things simple and fun for your business. 3. Focus your time. Take the 15-minute bottleneck analysis with your team, bring your team together, and tell them what the team's focus for that week is. Get a 15-minute exercise with 31 questions that will help you identify your bottleneck - Find Out Your ROI Sponsors: HubSpot: HubSpot CRM's powerful tools will help marketers WOW prospects, sales teams lock in deals, and service teams improve response times and overall service. Get started for free at HubSpot.com! FranBridge: Many EOFire listeners have launched franchises in a variety of industries outside of food – and FranBridge Consulting has guided them to these premier opportunities! Sign up for a free consultation with Jon - or get a free copy of his book, “Non-Food Franchising” - at FranBridgeConsulting.com!
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Jarred Kessler is the CEO and co-founder of EasyKnock, the first-to-market residential sale-leaseback company. In this episode, Jarred discusses how EasyKnock's business model aims to break down the barriers keeping 65% of Americans from having a mortgage, provide them with cash to pursue their financial goals, and reward rental tenants for making improvements to their property. Jarred Kessler | Real Estate Background CEO and co-founder of EasyKnock Portfolio: 15th biggest owner of single family homes in the U.S. Based in: New York City Say hi to him at: easyknock.com Instagram LinkedIn Best Ever Book: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss Greatest Lesson: Experience is invaluable. You don't always need the latest and greatest. Click here to learn more about our sponsors: MFINCON BAM CAPITAL
Originally aired 11.10.21 Today Nicole sits down with Robert Rooks, CEO of REFORM Alliance, an organization that aims to transform probation and parole by changing laws, systems and culture to create real pathways to work and wellbeing. Nicole and Robert talk about the current problems with the justice system, and how the financial repercussions of these problems affect us all. To learn more about REFORM, click here: https://reformalliance.com/actions/
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that if Congress doesn't address the debt ceiling by June 5, the U.S. Treasury Department won't have enough money to pay the nation's obligations in full and on time. President Biden and House Republicans continue to negotiate a deal so the U.S. doesn't default. Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton tells AC360 whether he thinks a deal can be reached in time. Plus, Boston Celtics co-owner and President and CEO of Granite Telecommunications Rob Hale surprised University of Massachusetts Boston graduates with $1,000 each. He joins AC360 to discuss why giving back is so important to him. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
WSJ’s The Future of Everything
Imagine getting from your home to the airport and skipping all the traffic on the road in a flying taxi. They once were the domain of science fiction and Saturday morning cartoons, but a growing number of companies are working to make taxis in the sky a reality, and the FAA is coming up with regulations to keep them safe. In this conversation from the Future of Everything festival in May, WSJ's Alex Ossola speaks to Billy Nolen, the acting FAA administrator, about the business and technology behind air-taxi travel and the challenges facing regulators. Further reading: FAA Plans New Sky Lanes for Air Taxis When Will Flying Taxis Get Off the Ground? The CEO of Boeing-Backed Wisk Aero Has Some Ideas. United to Invest $15 Million in Flying-Taxi Maker Backed by Embraer For eVTOLs to Really Take Off, Airspace Needs an Overhaul. Here's Why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 700 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls About Molly Wood! I am the founder and CEO of Molly Wood Media, where I am attempting to find, introduce, and share climate solutions. I do that in three major ways: I find people and companies building climate solutions. I might invest in some of those startups, or refer them to climate-focused VC firms (such as Amasia, where I am a venture partner). Others, I might advise, and many of them, I would like to interview! To spread the word and go deep with these solutions, I summarize what I know in a weekly newsletter and interrogate these ideas in a weekly podcast, both called Everybody in the Pool. Thanks to all this ongoing learning, research, and investing, I provide consulting and business intelligence and keynotes to people who want help with their own positioning or storytelling around climate, or sometimes just want inspiration and advice on how to make this a bigger part of their business. If you would like to hire me as a startup advisor or consultant, please email me! 41 minutes graduated from Emory University, Phi Beta Kappa 27 and summa cum laude, and from Vanderbilt Law School, where he was the research editor for the Law Review and member of Order of the Coif. He clerked for the Chief Judge Charles Moye Jr. for the Northern District of Georgia, and Albert J. Henderson of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. After his clerkships, Segall worked for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the U.S. Department of Justice, before joining the Georgia State faculty in 1991. Segall teaches federal courts and constitutional law I and II. He is the author of the books Originalism as Faith and Supreme Myths: Why the Supreme Court is not a Court and its Justices are not Judges. His articles on constitutional law have appeared in, among others, the Harvard Law Review Forum, the Stanford Law Review On Line, the UCLA Law Review, the George Washington Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, the Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, and Constitutional Commentary among many others. Segall's op-eds and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the LA Times, The Atlantic, SLATE, Vox, Salon, and the Daily Beast, among others. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and France 24 and all four of Atlanta's local television stations. He has also appeared on numerous local and national radio shows. Listen and Subscribe to Eric's Podcast Supreme Myths and follow him on Tik Tok! Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page
This week the girls are joined by Tina Anderson, who is the founder and CEO of Just Thrive, a company that focuses on natural health. Tina answers all our questions about gut health, why you need probiotics, how your gut affects your mood & immune system, how to heal it, & so much more! Shop our MERCH! Shop.DearMedia.com/WHATWESAID Shop our Jewelry Collection with EVRY Jewels https://evryjewels.com/collections/what-we-said?shpxid=23b8c14d-cf9b-499d-9a43-5d7eea6d93b8 FOLLOW US! INSTA// WWS Jaci Chelsey TIKTOK// Chelsey Jaci YOUTUBE// Chelsey Jade Jaci Marie Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode. SPONSORS// Just Thrive: Save 20% off a 90 day bottle of Just Thrive probiotic and Just Calm when you go to JustThriveHealth.comand use code: WHATWESAID at checkout https://justthrivehealth.com/discount/whatwesaid Produced by Dear Media
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Dax Ferguson is the CEO at Heritage Construction and Consulting Services, which takes syndicators from due diligence to CapEx execution. In this episode, Dax discusses the technology platform he developed to help investors develop and present CapEx budgets, key factors investors should consider who are looking to bring construction management in-house, some of the biggest projects where he's lost money. Dax Ferguson | Real Estate Background CEO at Heritage Construction and Consulting Services Based in: Dallas–Fort Worth, TX Say hi to him at: heritageccs.com Best Ever Book: Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins Greatest Lesson: How to put a system in place to create speed without losing quality. Click here to learn more about our sponsors: MFINCON BAM CAPITAL
“You're basically putting this powder keg together of a situation that's going to be exploding in Q3 and Q4 this year. And so, while I think ultimately it will be good for Bitcoin, it could be quite volatile on the up and the downside”— Arthur HayesArthur Hayes is an entrepreneur and the former CEO of BitMEX. In my first interview with Arthur, we discuss the state of the world at the moment: what happened with FTX, money printing, the coming collapse, debt jubilees, the need to acquire assets outside the system like Bitcoin, good and bad AI scenarios, and a powder keg of issues that'll hit the markets this fall. - - - - Arthur Hayes was the co-founder and former CEO of BitMEX, which was one of the largest crypto exchanges and derivatives platforms. In 2021, its average daily trading volume was over $2 billion. Hayes was famously charged in the southern district of New York for violating the Bank Secrecy Act. He got 2 years probation and a $10 million fine. But Hayes remains an authoritative voice within the crypto and Bitcoin communities. Nic Carter called him “One of the good guys of crypto.” He now has a mission to help spread financial literacy and educate investors, which he does through regular medium posts, columns in leading journals and interviews with podcasters. And, he has a knack for calling the market.In this short interview, we pack in a surprising number of issues: Hayes's investment strategy, and views on crypto and Bitcoin; opinions on the FTX scandal; fragility in the banking sector; historical currency debasements and the inevitability of a coming collapse; the use of debt jubilees to right society; investing in assets that can weather the coming storm; the impacts of AI; and the debt ceiling.- - - - This episode's sponsors:Iris Energy - Bitcoin Mining. Done Sustainably Ledn - Financial services for Bitcoin hodlersBitcasino - The Future of Gaming is hereLedger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletWasabi Wallet - Privacy by defaultUnchained - Secure your bitcoin with confidence-----WBD663 - Show Notes-----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.
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Trump and his aides allegedly carried out a ‘dress rehearsal' for moving sensitive documents the day before the FBI's Mar-a-Lago visit, according to a report by the Washington Post. Investigators consider the timing a potential sign of obstruction. Plus, new developments in the case of the 11-year-old Mississippi boy who called 911 for help during a domestic disturbance but was then shot by a responding police officer. And, Mike Rowe, CEO of mikeroweWORKS Foundation, joins to talk about why college enrollment is at its lowest point in years. Also tonight: the “burn after reading” note in the Gabby Petito case, the new drug that could turbocharge weight loss, and gun legislation clears a major hurdle in Pennsylvania.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Get ready for a riveting episode of Unbelievable? part of our ongoing series Rights of Life and Death. Today in The Abortion Debate: Life, Equality, and Choice, we're diving headfirst into the contentious and thought-provoking topic of abortion. What does it means to stay that life begins? What would it take for the fetus or the child to have a right to life, and for this to outweigh the mother's right to choice? How do we determine moral value? It's a debate that strikes at the very core of life, equality, and personal choice. Brace yourselves as we navigate the delicate balance between the rights of the child and the rights of the mother. Joining us on this electrifying debate led by moderator Roger Bolton are two extraordinary guests. First, we have Ann Furedi, a leading global pro-choice advocate for almost 40 years, who worked for 17 years as CEO of British Pregnancy Advisory Service. She has written extensively on the ethics of abortion and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences by the University of Kent. Her groundbreaking book, 'The Moral Case for Abortion: A Defense of Reproductive Choice,' lays out the moral arguments empowering women to make decisions about their pregnancies. But that's not all. Presenting the Christian worldview and opposing abortion on demand is Dr. Calum Miller, an NHS doctor and an unwavering pro-life advocate. With a medical degree from the prestigious University of Oxford and a deep understanding of philosophy and biblical studies, Dr. Miller brings a unique insight into the intricacies of abortion policy in practice. He's here to challenge our assumptions and shed light on the moral value of the unborn. In this high-voltage discussion, we'll explore the burning questions that lie at the heart of the abortion debate. When does life truly begin? Is there ever a justifiable reason to take another life? How do we assign moral value to the unborn? And are there conditions that would tip the scales in favour of granting the fetus a right to life that supersedes a mother's right to choice? Hold on tight as we unpack the very definitions of 'pro-life' and 'pro-choice' and their profound implications for the beginning of life, human equality, and personal autonomy. We won't shy away from the tough questions, including the role of women's choice and the intersection of abortion with women's equality. And for those wondering if men should have a voice in this conversation, we'll address that too. Prepare for an exhilarating, thought-provoking, and mind-expanding discussion. Tune in to this week's episode of Unbelievable as we embark on a quest to unravel the intricate threads of the abortion debate. Don't miss out on this explosive episode. As always we want to hear what you think, perhaps you have a story or a testimony to share? Do get in touch with us via our social channels or email us email@example.com And if you want to get access to bonus content and get early bird access to online events sign up for our newsletter [add link] Ann Furedi's book is The Moral Case for Abortion: A Defence of Reproductive Choice https://www.amazon.co.uk/Moral-Case-Abortion-Defence-Reproductive/dp/3030901882/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1684796806&refinements=p_27%3AAnn+Furedi&s=books&sr=1-1 Calum Miller an ethicist, philosopher and doctor has created a website https://calumsblog.com/ offering a weath of information on all the questions [https://calumsblog.com/abortion-qa/] and topics surrounding the sanctity of life. All his papers are here https://calumsblog.com/academic-papers/ • Subscribe to the Unbelievable? podcast: https://pod.link/267142101 • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate
Unchained: Your No-Hype Resource for All Things Crypto
It's in the name: mint.fun. Co-founder Luke Miles joins the show to talk about his platform's efforts to make NFTs more discoverable, accessible and fun. He also shares his on-the-ground perspectives on emerging trends in the NFT space – everything from Bitcoin Ordinals to the rise of Ethereum L2s as NFT hot spots. With last cycle's NFT mania in the rearview, what's next? Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform. Show highlights: what mint.fun is and what problems it solves for NFT users how it is different from popular NFT marketplaces such as OpenSea and Blur why mint.fun is also launching on Ethereum layer 2s Luke's thoughts on the current state of the NFT market why the narrative has shifted from PFP projects delivering a roadmap to the ‘single creator narrative' the difference between open-edition mints and limited editions why NFTs on layer 2s are “about to have a moment,” according to Luke whether mint.fun will launch on other blockchains what Luke thinks of Ordinals and the BRC-20 mania Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com Stader Labs Guest Luke Miles, CEO of mint.fun Links Dune dashboard Fundrop Recent coverage on BRC-20s: Bitcoin's BRC-20 Mania: Is It Sustainable? Unchained: What Is NFT Farming? A Beginner's Guide Music NFTs: What Are They & How Do They Work? A Guide to Yuga Labs: The Most Important NFT Company Exploring the NFT blue chips What Is an NFT Marketplace? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Industrial Talk Podcast with Scott MacKenzie
Industrial Talk is onsite at the OMG Quarterly Standards Meeting and chatting with Marcellus Buchheit, President and CEO of Wibu-Systems about "Adapting subscription services to the industrial market for improve customer engagement and solutions.". Tune in and hear more about the importance of industrial subscription and Marcellus's unique insights on this Industrial Talk. Finally, get your exclusive free access to the Industrial Academy and a series on “Why You Need To Podcast” for Greater Success in 2023. All links designed for keeping you current in this rapidly changing Industrial Market. Learn! Grow! Enjoy! MARCELLUS BUCHHEIT'S CONTACT INFORMATION: Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mabu/ Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wibu-systems-usa-inc-/ Company Website: https://www.wibu.com/us/ PODCAST VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Rjx9MSBzSkw THE STRATEGIC REASON "WHY YOU NEED TO PODCAST": OTHER GREAT INDUSTRIAL RESOURCES: NEOM: https://www.neom.com/en-us AI Dash: https://www.aidash.com/ Hitachi Vantara: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/home.html Industrial Marketing Solutions: https://industrialtalk.com/industrial-marketing/ Industrial Academy: https://industrialtalk.com/industrial-academy/ Industrial Dojo: https://industrialtalk.com/industrial_dojo/ We the 15: https://www.wethe15.org/ YOUR INDUSTRIAL DIGITAL TOOLBOX: LifterLMS: Get One Month Free for $1 – https://lifterlms.com/ Active Campaign: Active Campaign Link Social Jukebox: https://www.socialjukebox.com/ Industrial Academy (One Month Free Access And One Free License For Future Industrial Leader): Business Beatitude the Book Do you desire a more joy-filled, deeply-enduring sense of accomplishment and...
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We're in a motorsports moment: Fast X just dropped, Rosalía is popularizing the motomami aesthetic and now it's time for the Monaco Grand Prix. This is the biggest weekend in Formula 1 racing, a sport that's seen an explosion of popularity in the United States. This episode, Brittany welcomes Vox deputy editor and F1 superfan Izzie Ramirez to talk about how new fans are revving up geopolitical conversations and if other sports should be copying the F1 popularity playbook. Then, Brittany speaks with Christian Horner, CEO and team principal for Red Bull Racing. They get into the racing strategy that has won him 11 world titles and his plans for F1's most popular driver.You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What roadblocks keep you from reaching your true potential? How can you shift your mindset to find true inspiration and fulfillment? CEO of SelfHelp(ful) and host of the SelfHelp(ful) podcast, Kevin Miller believes the key to motivation is understanding what it is that you truly value. “If it wasn't anybody else, if it was just for you, what do you really want, that you can own?” asks Kevin. For a lot of people, when they really become clear on that value, they find it bumps against their existing lifestyle or relationships, and that's hard. But getting to the core of what drives you, and why, is what leads to personal and professional success and fulfillment. Kevin Miller is a former pro cyclist and founder of 19 businesses, with a common thread and devotion throughout all he's done to enhance personal performance and live an inspired life. Today he is CEO of Self-Helpful, Inc., a personal development organization which curates and produces self-help content. Kevin hosts the Self-Helpful podcast (Glassbox Network), which has over 60 million downloads and is routinely visited by today's most influential changemakers. His book, What Drives You (McGraw Hill, May 16, 2023) challenges today's myths on “driven people” and serves as a guide for clarity and conviction in what you authentically value and are motivated by. To learn more about Kevin, listen to the Selfhelp(ful) podcast, or pick up a copy of his new book, What Drives You: How to Discover Your Unique Motivators and Accelerate Growth in Work and Life.
Joining me on this edition of The Grant Williams Podcast is returning guest, Danielle DiMartino Booth, CEO and Chief Strategist at QI Research, LLC in Dallas, TX. Danielle's knowledge of the inner workings of the Federal Reserve has been invaluable both to her clients and the broader financial community in recent years and her analysis of the predicament in which the Fed finds itself and the fast-disappearing options at their disposal to extricate themselves has found a hungry audience. This time up, Danielle explains her latest thinking on the state of the economy, how we might be facing an abrupt economic air pocket, the political vulnerability of House Speaker McCarthy, and even the odds of the US splintering via a series of succession movements. It's compelling stuff, folks! Every episode of the Grant Williams podcast, including This Week In Doom, The End Game, The Super Terrific Happy Hour, The Narrative Game and Shifts Happen, is available to Copper, Silver and Gold Tier subscribers at my website www.Grant-Williams.com. Copper Tier subscribers get access to all podcasts, while members of the Silver Tier get both the podcasts and my monthly newsletter, Things That Make You Go Hmmm… Gold Tier subscribers have access to my new series of in-depth video conversations, About Time.
Twitter hit some technical snags yesterday while Presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis announced his 2024 campaign. OpenAI's CEO issues a bit of a warning to the EU regarding AI regulation. And Sony has a new gaming peripheral on the horizon.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Adams administration is seeking to suspend New York City's "right to shelter" law as it struggles to meet the demands of the migrant crisis. Christine Quinn, president & CEO of Win, and Robert Hayes, president and CEO of Community Healthcare Network. He argued the case that established New York state's”right to shelter, and went on to found the Coalition for the Homeless, discusses the latest news and how it might impact the city's homeless population.
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Discover the incredible power of partnership! Join the dynamic duo, Prince Partridge and Donovan Ruffin, as they reveal their chunky $3,000,000 revenue in just 14 months. Based in Dallas, Texas, these ambitious rhinos have achieved remarkable success by working together. In this episode, they share their secrets to effective teamwork, scaling their business across 7 markets, and their inspiring stories doing wholesaling. If you work with a partner or plan to, don't miss this episode! Unlock additional insights to enhance your wholesaling approach with the help of Brent's TTP Training Program.----------Show notes:(1:08) Beginning of today's episode(6:35) How Prince and Donovan kicked off their partnership(15:03) Breaking down the details of a complex deal(19:43) Closing a deal facilitated through an RVM (ringless voicemail channel)(23:57) Sharing insights into their daily routines as CEO and COO(26:37) It's crucial to surround yourself with individuals who embrace a winning culture(29:35) Pursuing financial gains always demands additional effort and energy----------Resources:Donovan on InstagramPrince on InstagramTo speak with Brent or one of our other expert coaches call (281) 835-4201 or schedule your free discovery call here to learn about our mentorship programs and become part of the TribeGo to Wholesalingincgroup.com to become part of one of the fastest growing Facebook communities in the Wholesaling space. Get all of your burning Wholesaling questions answered, gain access to JV partnerships, and connect with other "success minded" Rhinos in the community.It's 100% free to join. The opportunities in this community are endless, what are you waiting for?
David Packouz (@DavidPackouz) is an entrepreneur, inventor, musician, and CEO of Singular Sound. He's also a former arms dealer, whose story was portrayed in the movie War Dogs with Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, and Bradley Cooper. [This is part two of a two-part episode. Catch up with Part One here!] What We Discuss with David Packouz: How does an Orthodox Jew with 10 siblings become an international arms dealer? How federal government contracts work — and why some of them almost always go over budget. How corruption at every level of the Russian government hamstrings its military and stifles innovation. How David and his partner Efraim Diveroli got hooked up with lucrative government arms deals when they were barely adults. The countless ways in which Efraim is not as charming as Jonah Hill made him out to be in War Dogs. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/839 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
Second in Command: The Chief Behind the Chief
The relationship between a CEO and COO is a vital one for a business. It's a yin/yang relationship, where the COO can help to bolster areas where the CEO may be weak, while executing on the CEO's larger vision. In today's episode, Cameron provides some insight into this relationship – how to measure its quality […] The post Ep. 281 – Measuring Quality and Warning Signs in the Relationship Between the CEO and the COO appeared first on COO Alliance.
In today's LIVE show, Trish Regan reports ANOTHER Wall Street analyst is predicting tough times for Anheuser-Busch. Earnings are expected to plunge 26% amid the Dylan Mulvaney scandal. The company is now facing an investigation by Senators Ted Cruz and Marsha Blackburn. Plus, as debt talks grow more heated, the CEO of one of our sponsor companies, Legacy Precious Metals, stops by to talk gold, debt ceiling, and maybe even a little Bud Light. SUBSCRIBE TO TRISH'S NEWSLETTER AT HTTPS://TRISHREGANSHOW.COM WATCH THE TRISH REGAN SHOW HERE: HTTPS://YOUTUBE.COM/TRISHREGANCHANNEL Portions of today's show are brought to you by: https://LegacyPMInvestments.com To invest in gold or silver, visit their website - or speak with someone directly at 1-866-589-0560Support the show: https://trishregan.store/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What is the routine of an 8 Figure CEO? We're back with part 2 of my amazing conversation with James Wedmore. We know success leaves clues and in this episode, we're not only sharing a week in the life of an 8 figure CEO, we're also breaking down the exact numbers and metrics James focuses on to move the needle forward! From the weekly 23 minute meeting with his team, to the roles he's hired within his business and what they do, James is pulling back the curtain on how he runs an 8-figure business with just 8 team members.In order to make the income and impact you want to make, you have to focus on your numbers. James Wedmore shares the metrics he and his growth team measure to know that the businesses “money machine” (aka funnel) is working optimally. Whether you have an established business and funnels that can be improved, or you're starting from scratch, this episode lays out what you need to focus on to make sure your team and money making machine are performing! If you don't look at your numbers (or are focusing on the wrong numbers), you're leaving money, energy, and peace of mind on the table.You really can have your dream life and business. Creating the dream comes down to knowing your numbers so you can set informed and measurable 90-day goals. He's also giving you the #1 thing you and your team actually need to focus on to have a healthy flow of “TLC” in your business. This episode is a great check in to see if your routine and where you are focusing your energy is in alignment with the results you want to have. Tune in to know how to calculate how much you earn per lead, how to coach your team to be problem solvers, and why you can't afford to show up as a watered down version of yourself online.HIGHLIGHTSA week in the life of an 8 figure CEO + why you should start acting like one, even if you aren't there yet.The ONE thing holding you back from scaling to the next level.Discover the top metrics to measure to know how well your “money machine” is working + what to do if it isn't.What is EPL and why is it ALL James cares about?!LINKSSave your seat for James Wedmore's totally free, 3 day Rise of The Digital CEO TrainingFOLLOWbossbabe: @bossbabe.incNatalie Ellis: @iamnatalieYouTube Channel: @bossbabetvJames Wedmore: @jameswedmoreMentioned in this episode:MUDWTRGet 15% off MUDWTR with code BOSSBABE, go to mudwtr.com/bossbabe BrevoHead to https://www.brevo.com/BOSSBABE to sign up for Brevo for free and use code BOSSBABE to save 50% on your first three months of Brevo's Starter & Business plan!Wild HealthWild Health is generously extending Bossbabe listeners 20% off the cost of membership with code BOSSBABE. Head over to WildHealth.com/ BOSSBABE and use code BOSSBABE at checkout.
On today's episode of The GaryVee Audio Experience, Gary has an engaging conversation with advertising maven, Omid Farhang, founder + CEO of Majority, a creative agency in partnership with Shaquille O'Neal. They explore the intricacies of the advertising industry, client expectations, and the unique challenges of business leadership. With his extensive advertising background, Farhang provides fresh insights on creativity and diversity in advertising. Don't miss this eye-opening dialogue that redefines advertising and business norms.
The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Mitopure, Paleovalley, and Nordic Naturals.Biohacking is all the rage, but if you're not doing it correctly, you could wind up causing more harm than good. Overexercising, undereating, and eating too many superfoods can have the reverse effect as intended, causing nutrient deficiencies, weight gain, and cortisol depletion. Sometimes less is more, and by toggling our biohacking tools at the right time and with the right intensity, we can get closer to the results we want.I'm excited to sit down with my good friend, Dave Asprey, to talk about how to upgrade our metabolism, stress response, strength, and brain health while radically reducing the amount of effort it takes to get there.Dave Asprey is an entrepreneur, the Father of Biohacking, and the leading voice in the movement to take control of your own biology. He's hosted over 1,000 episodes of “The Human Upgrade Podcast” (formerly Bulletproof Radio) for more than a decade. He also hosts the world's largest and longest-running biohacking conference. Dave works with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques, and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. He's a New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, creator of Danger Coffee and Bulletproof Coffee, and owner and CEO of Upgrade Labs, Human Upgrade Centers.This episode is brought to you by Rupa Health, Mitopure, Paleovalley, and Nordic Naturals.Rupa Health is a place where Functional Medicine practitioners can access more than 2,000 specialty lab tests from over 35 labs. You can check out a free, live demo with a Q&A or create an account at RupaHealth.com.Get 10% off Mitopure at timelinenutrition.com/drhyman and use code DRHYMAN10 at checkout.Paleovalley is offering my listeners 15% off their entire first order at paleovalley.com/hyman.Shop Nordic Naturals today at nordic.com and save 20% using code FARMACY.Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):Optimizing your body's operating system (6:00 / 3:33) Reaching maximum cardio fitness with minimal effort (15:24 / 12:54) The role of nutrients in optimizing cardio fitness (23:50 / 19:25) Strength and muscle building (24:56 / 20:34) Building blocks of muscle and full-body health (33:59 / 27:17) Zone 2 cardio (36:02 / 31:45) Optimizing energy (39:35 / 35:11) Detoxing and lymphatic drainage (52:56 / 48:33) Spiritual fitness (57:52 / 53:30) Get a copy of Smarter, Not Harder: The Biohacker's Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want. Learn more about the world's first human upgrade center, Upgradelabs.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week in the guest chair we have Seretha Willingham is the Founder and CEO of SJW Logistics, a Third-Party Logistics company providing freight transportation, warehousing and e-Commerce order fulfillment services. In this episode she shares: How she acquired her company and quickly and sustainably expanded The systems she has in place to manage her company's cash flow and finances How she continues to grow and effectively manage her teams and employees Check out this episode and others on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube This episode is brought to you by: HubSpot Podcast Network- The audio destination for business professionals with content designed to help you listen, learn, and grow. Listen to Side Hustle Pro and more shows on the HubSpot Podcast Network, at https://www.hubspot.com/podcastnetwork Printify- Printing Profits is your new must-listen Podcast from Printify, the platform that allows you to sell custom products around the world, and it's available on all major podcast platforms, now. Links mentioned in this episode Seretha's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seretha-willingham-89308688 Seretha's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seretha.willingham Seretha's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/serethaw37/ SJW Logistic's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100046372426539 SJW Logistic's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sjw-logistics/ SWJ Logistics Website: sjwlogistics.com Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): http://sidehustlepro.libsyn.com/rss Announcements Join our Facebook Community If you're looking for a community of supportive side hustlers who are all working to take our businesses to the next level, join us here: http://sidehustlepro.co/facebook Guest Social Media Info Seretha's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seretha-willingham-89308688 Seretha's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seretha.willingham
Raise your hand if this sounds familiar… you go to the grocery store to pick up some food and notice that every item seems to have a different term on the label: organic, regenerative, cage-free, pasture-raised, local, grass-fed, grass-finished…There are so many buzzwords out there, but what does it all mean and why does any of it matter?How can you learn what's important to you when it comes to food sourcing?Answering those questions is today's guest, Justine Reichman, the founder and CEO of NextGen Purpose, whose goal is to educate consumers on how to understand the food system.In this episode, Jordan and Justine dig into what you need to know about the food system.Grab a snack and tune in to learn:The biggest issues challenging our farming, production, and supply chainsWhat questions consumers should be asking when choosing food sourcesWhat terms like organic and regenerative actually meanHow legislative policies affect the food systemTips for eating more local foodsThe benefits of eating locallyWant to dig deeper? Check out these resources mentioned in today's podcast:Rodale Institute for organic and regenerative farmingEssential Ingredients podcastjustinerechman.comThe Lifestyle Overhaul Guide
Crawlspace: True Crime & Mysteries
Welcome to Crawlspace. In this episode Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna tackle a most unique mystery. Dr. Don Powell joins to discuss the new tenants who have decided to live with him and his wife. One day in August of 2022, Mary and Shelley arrived with a note stating they enjoyed the home and decided to stay. However, the home is Don's mailbox. In the subsequent months, Mary and Shelley have adapted well. They have added a dog, a cousin with one foot, some nice furniture and they even dress up for the holidays. It's a mystery we all hope continues indefinitely. For more on this incredible story check out these articles: https://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/2023/04/13/mailbox-mystery-michigan-dolls-dan-powell-orchard-lake-nextdoor/70105676007/ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-12042759/Mystery-tiny-doll-family-moved-Michigan-mans-MAILBOX.html https://www.candgnews.com/news/dolls-take-up-residence-in-local-mailbox-2192 https://www.unionleader.com/news/back_page/tiny-dolls-appeared-in-mailbox-with-a-note-weve-decided-to-live-here/article_7c03f35a-fe80-5ecc-b168-872f48c83c40.html Dr. Don Powell is also the CEO & President of the American Institute for Preventive Medicine. You can see all the good work they do here: https://healthylife.com/ We love our Air Doctors! And if you want your air to be easier to breathe, head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code CRAWLSPACE and, depending on the model, you'll receive UP TO 39% off or UP TO $300 off! Check out the great show, The Dead Files from the Travel Channel. Listen to The Dead Files wherever you get your podcasts. Check out our Subscription Service where we have a bundled our bonus material from both the Missing and Crawlspace shows! Ad-free episodes and more at https://missing.supportingcast.fm/ Use promo code, "Missing" for your first month FREE! Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/crawlspacepod Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Crawlspacepodcast Follow us on Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/Crawlspacepodcast Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@crawlspacepodcast The music for Crawlspace was produced by David Flajnik. Listen to his music here: https://www.pond5.com/artist/bigdsound Check out our entire network at http://crawlspace-media.com/ Join the Crawlspace Discussion Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/talkcrawlspace/ Crawlspace Media is part of the Glassbox Media Network. Check them out here: https://glassboxmedia.com/ Follow Private Investigations For the Missing https://investigationsforthemissing.org/ http://piftm.org/donate https://twitter.com/PIFortheMissing https://www.facebook.com/PIFortheMissing/ https://www.instagram.com/investigationsforthemissing/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pat Flynn is a father, husband, and entrepreneur based in San Diego. He is a keynote speaker, WSJ bestselling author, tech startup advisor, YouTuber with 150M+ views, and host of the SPI podcast. Matt Gartland is an online entrepreneur with 10+ years experience and 3 exits to date. Today he serves as the CEO of SPI Media. He's also an advisor and investor in creator-focused tech startups. Top 3 Value Bombs: 1. If you're not building community, you will be left behind straight up. The community doesn't have to be big. You can start simple. 2. No matter what happens with technology and how fast things change, the one thing will remain true with business and success and that is helping people and serving them. 3. Community building, it's not really about us as the creators. It's not so much about the information. It's about the connective tissue that binds the people together. And that's the really important shift. Business growth without the overwhelm. Visit Pat's website! - Smart Passive Income Sponsors: HubSpot: HubSpot CRM's powerful tools will help marketers WOW prospects, sales teams lock in deals, and service teams improve response times and overall service. Get started for free at HubSpot.com! BELAY: Learn how to make the most of your time and maximize your results with BELAY's free offer! Download Your Personal Guide to a Productive Work Week, today! Just text FIRE to 55123!
Next year's election is still 18 months away, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about security. Voting systems are a little different wherever you go and the tech has changed over the years — from paper ballots to electronic ones to something in between. Most jurisdictions in the U.S. now use hand-marked paper ballots, or paper ballots marked with an electronic interface, and counted with optical scanners or by hand, should the need arise. Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino spoke with Pam Smith, president and CEO of Verified Voting, who said that’s the gold standard for security. That nonpartisan organization recently published its recommendations for 2024.