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The Klamath River 2nd episode. In the Spring of 2025, a group of teenagers from several Tribal Nations of the Klamath River Basin and greater region will descend the newly undammed Klamath River from source to sea. These teens began learning how to kayak in 2022 and 2023, began learning about river policy and fish science, and are bringing their family stories to the river with them. In the summer of 2023 The River Radius spent a week with these young paddlers on the water and on the microphone capturing their story. SPONSORSNRS LEAD ProgramNRS websiteNRS InstagramMighty Arrow FoundationVirga Foundation American Whitewater @americanwhitewaterGUESTSStudents of PTWDanielle Frank, aka Ducky, Instagram, Vogue Magazine interviewRios To Rivers InstagramPaddle Tribal WatersKlamath River Renewal Corporation, Ren BrownellFURTHER CONTENTUpper Klamath LakeKlamath RiverKlamath DamsFish KillStory Map: History of Klamath IrrigationKlamath River RenewalDam Removal NewsLA Times
FEEL 1 Hour Melodic & Progressive Mix 01. EMIOL - Breathe Me In (Extended Mix) [INTERPLAY FLOW] 02. Moonbeam - Michael (Original Mix) [TOPGUN PRIME] 03. Two One & Sarah Russell - One More Sunrise (Extended Mix) [RNM] 04. Laura van Dam & TRYAD - Dawn (Extended Mix) [AFTERHRS] 05. Larce - Go For Excellence (Official 2024 UEC Track Elite European Championships) [SPINNIN] 06. SMR LVE - In Your Arms (Extended Mix) [SUANDA] 07. Sergej Bujko - Look At Me Now (Extended Mix) [INVIRONMENT] 08. Ruben De Ronde & Farius & David Frank - Radiant (Extended Mix) [ENHANCED] 09. Florida Forgotten - The Pill (Extended Mix) [EOSELLA MUSIC] 10. MEDUZA feat. Sam Tompkins Em Beihold - Phone (Lili Chan Remix) [ISLAND] 11. Huvagen - Feelings (Extended Mix) [INTERPLAY UNITY] 12. Above & Beyond presents OceanLab - Beautiful Together (Genix Extended Mix) [ANJUNABEATS] 13. Ruslan Radriges - Hope (Extended Mix) [2ROCK] 14. Kamaya Painters - Wasteland (BLR Extended Remix) [BLACK HOLE] 15. Marcel Scott - Heaven Above (Extended Mix) [SUANDA] 16. Moonrider pres. Amiramos - Mandragora (Extended Mix) [TRANCEMISSION] 17. Swatkat & P for Parker - Beating Heart (Extended Mix) [BODYWRMR] FEEL 1 Hour Progressive & Uplifting Trance Mix 18. DOCTUM - DÉJÀ VU (Extended Mix) [SPINNIN] 19. Nicky Romero - Skin On Skin (Extended Mix) [PROTOCOL] 20. Tiesto vs. Da Hool - Meet Her [NITRON] 21. Spectorsonic & Alex BELIEVE - Starship (Extended Mix) [INTERPLAY GLOBAL] 22. Maarten De Jong - Apollo (Extended Mix) [ASOT] 23. WhiteLight - Mindfulness (Extended Mix) [2ROCK B SIDE] 24. Steve Lake - Break Your Heart (Extended Mix) [SUANDA VOICE] 25. Germont - Dyary (Extended Mix) [GERT] 26. Harmonic Wave & Ria Joyse - Melody of the Heart (Extended Mix) [SYNCHRONIZED MUSIC] 27. Steve Dekay - Played-A-Live (Extended Rework) [CRITICAL STATE] 28. Ashley Wallbridge - Oxygen (Extended Mix) [FIND YOUR HARMONY] 29. AFTERUS - Perfect Storm (Extended Mix) [ABLAZING] 30. Andrew Mirt & Sergey Salekhov & Aleksey Gunichev - Trio (Extended Mix) [INTERPLAY] 31. Dreamira - Season Of Tempest (Extended Mix) [AZURE ABOVE]
Mamileiros e mamiletes, nos últimos meses, o Ozempic, uma canetinha com uma agulha na ponta, se tornou um fenômeno de proporções enormes. Do tipo que impacta até o PIB de um país. O medicamento começou a ganhar popularidade em 2022, quando artistas e celebridades começaram a postar nas redes sociais os resultados de perda de peso que tiveram usando ele. Nas previsões do banco Morgan Stanley, até 2035, só nos Estados Unidos, 24 milhões de pessoas (7% da população) estarão sob tratamento com Ozempic ou com algum outro medicamento de ação semelhante. No programa de hoje, vamos falar do fenômeno Ozempic. Por que ele faz tanto sucesso? Qualquer pessoa pode usar? Quais são os riscos? Pra nos ajudar nessa conversa, convidamos Maria Alvim, pesquisadora integrante do Nupens e do estudo NutriNet Brasil, e Márcio Mancini, endocrinologista e chefe do grupo de Obesidade e Síndrome Metabólica do Hospital das Clínicas da FMUSP. Também tivemos a participação especial da nutricionista Patrícia Damé e de Bruno Gelonezes, endocrinologista e membro da Associação Brasileira para o Estudo da Obesidade e da Síndrome Metabólica (ABESO). Dá o play e vem com a gente! _____ FALE CONOSCO . Email: email@example.com _____ CONTRIBUA COM O MAMILOS Quem apoia o Mamilos ajuda a manter o podcast no ar e ainda participa do nosso grupo especial no Telegram. É só R$9,90 por mês! Quem assina não abre mão. https://www.catarse.me/mamilos _____ Equipe Mamilos Mamilos é uma produção do B9 A apresentação é de Cris Bartis e Ju Wallauer. Pra ouvir todos episódios, assine nosso feed ou acesse mamilos.b9.com.br Quem coordenou essa produção foi Beatriz Souza. A edição foi de Mariana Leão e as trilhas sonoras, de Angie Lopez. A coordenação digital é feita por Agê Barros. O B9 tem direção executiva de Cris Bartis, Ju Wallauer e Carlos Merigo. O atendimento e negócios é feito por Telma Zennaro.
After 100 years of dams stagnating the flows of the Klamath River and killing the Salmon runs, a group of teenagers from the tribal nations of the Klamath Basin will paddle the Klamath from source to sea to usher in the post-dam Klamath. In this 1st of 2 episodes on the topic, the founders of Rios to Rivers & Paddle Tribal Waters explain how their own paddle experiences and time travel, brought the inception of this powerful passage. SPONSORSNRS @nrswebMighty Arrow FoundationVirga Foundation American Whitewater @americanwhitewaterGUESTSAisha Grae Wolf Wilson Rios to River bioPaul Robert Wolf Wilson Instagram Rios to River bioWeston Boyles Instagram Instagram Rios to River bioRios To Rivers InstagramPaddle Tribal WatersFURTHER CONTENTUpper Klamath LakeKlamath RiverKlamath DamsFish KillStory Map: History of Klamath IrrigationKlamath River RenewalDam Removal NewsLA Times
Bynder's Director of Global Field and Customer Marketing, Brian Kavanaugh, joined Chris and Anne for the second time in 2023 to give an even deeper look into Digital Asset Management. In this podcast, Chris and Anne go deep with Brian on: - The challenges retailers are faced when it come to Digital Asset - Management (aka DAM) - Why these challenges become particularly acute during the key holiday selling season - The value gained, both in sales and productivity, from having a strong DAM setup in place - The many integration points that come into play with a DAM system, particularly a retailer's PIM system - And, perhaps most importantly, why not taking Digital Asset Management seriously now, across every level of retail organization, could come back to bite you in the future *Sponsored Content*
30 years ago to the day we were waking up to the day after the 6th High Times Cannabis Cup. This was the beginning of an annual pilgrimage to the Dam when that was literally the only place you could do such an event. Now it seems there are cups every month, but for the guests of this weeks show there was only one. Doug from @t.h.seeds_official will reminisce with me about how three 20 something's managed to open up a Cannabis counter culture shop (C.I.A) host the Cannabis cup and lay the foundation for the years to come. Our next guest Annie Rieken took over the reigns and really brought the event to the next level she will fill us in on the ins and out and the highs and lows that were inherent with this and to be honest every cup. Joining the party former High Times Photographer Andre Grossman @agro55 will give us an inside scoop from the “crews” perspective Andre was deep in the trenches with us that year and to be honest I knew the cup was for real the minute he walked in every year from then on. Backing us up and helping jar some memories my best friend Mojave Richmond @mojubal these days he's known as Robert Connell Clarke's partner in BioAgronomics and an amazing writer with articles in Cannabis Business Times. Back then he was selecting S.A.G.E in his backyard and helping me entertain people with the trichome Challenge and he was there from the beginning. Speaking of someone who has been there since the beginning our last but definitely not least guest @edrosenthal420 was not only there but every cup there forth. A true legend and one of the most prolific authors Ed has put out numerous books for everything from closet growers to high tech extractions. Dave and I will be presenting Ed with a lifetime Achievement Award next week at the 9th annual @jackherercup2023 in Vegas, if anyone deserves the first one of these awards its Ed. So get that @dabx GO rig charged your @jerome_baker bong Clean with some
Today, we'll be discussing Episode 15 of Mr. Queen, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Shin Hye-sun as Kim So-yong, Kim Jyung-hun as King Cheoljong, Seol In-ah as Jo Hwa-jin, Na In-woo as Kim Byeong-in, and Choi Jin-hyuk as Jang Bong-hwan. We discuss:The songs we featured during the recap: Toy Soldier by Kim Deuk-su and Keep Going by DINDIN.How this was a laugh out loud episode; the queen is showing everyone who's boss!How Dam-hyang is safe and the king planned it all! As a result, the queen is looking at him differently, even if she thinks he's an idiot who will get killed for his idealistic values.How it was the king's turn to send a secret message, this time through his crossed fingers, that Dam-hyang is alive. The king and queen are starting to understand each other better!How the king and queen form an alliance. The queen has decided to go all in with the king, even if Jang Bong-hwan knows the king is on the losing side of history.How the queen has decided to become the biggest bitch in the palace. She goes after the Grand Dowager Queen, the Dowager Queen and Jo Hwa-jin.The king is ruling the country with great confidence, although the court assembly does appoint Kim Byeong-in as the new Minister of War; Kim Byeon-in makes a deal with both families.Jo Hwa-jin's secrets are out because Prince Yeonpyeong saw her give the ledger to the Dowager Queen, and the queen's father knows she gave the ledger to the Dowager Queen.The lighthearted moments in this episode, including when Captain Hong asks the king to ask the Dowager Queen to join their team since she found the ledger.The K Drama elements in this episode, including the scene when the queen walks in on the king while he is getting dressed and we catch a glimpse of the king's impressive abs.How we think there are two additional K Drama elements to add to our list: a butterfly and a confession.The shows we're watching now, including Destined With You and A Time Called You.The shows we're looking forward to watching, including Vigilante and Welcome to Samdarli.ReferencesKeep Going by DINDIN, with English lyricsDestined With You on IMDBA Time Called You on IMDB
Deuxième volet d'une série en deux épisodes consacrée aux artistes qui, à travers leur musique, appellent à la paix. En ce jour, place aux artistes israéliens déterminés à construire la paix, et quelle que soit leur sensibilité politique. Des chanteurs et musiciens israéliens conjuguant leur talent avec des artistes palestiniens et du monde arabe. Pour visionner les clips, cliquez sur les titres des chansons :Eti Castro et Saz - A song for peaceNechi Nech (Ravid Plotnik) - Iron ageLeonard Cohen - HallelujahSubliminal - Let the music talk (Afro trap)Café Shahor Hazak feat Boca - Tishtof panim Dam feat Aviv Geffen - Innocent criminalsNoa et Mira Awad - We can work it outYael Naïm - New soulThe Iadan Raichel project - Mon amourAsaf Avidan - To love another Hadag Nahash - Shirat hasticker (sticker song)Médine - Enfant du destinHezy Levy - Jerusalem of Gold Retrouvez notre playlist sur Deezer.
Im Vorarlberger FIS Skimuseum in Damüls finden sich über 600 Exponate zu 130 Jahren Skigeschichte. Und allesamt haben sie etwas Spannendes zu erzählen: wie es dazu kam, dass es heute Skikurse für alle gibt, wieso Skischuhe gleichzeitig Bergschuhe waren, wie eigentlich ein Düsenski funktionieren würde oder was das sogenannte Nansen-Fieber war. Das und noch viel mehr weiß Museumsleiter und Gründer Christian Lingenhöle zu erzählen.
Beaver Dam High School boys basketball coach Tim Ladron previews the 1430 ESPN Beaver Dam Slam at the Dam on Saturday 11/25/23. You can watch all the game on DailyDodge TV and hear the games on 1430 ESPN Beaver Dam thanks to JB Mechanical and Napleton Buick, GMC.
Er zou moeten worden gesproken over de periodekampioen uit de tweede klasse zaterdag, maar scheidsrechter Felix besliste last minute dat de topper SVOD'22-Heinenoord geen doorgang kon vinden. En toch zit SVOD-aanvoerder Jochem Hazelaar aan tafel om samen met presentator/sportjournalist Juriën Dam en zijn collega Michiel Bouwman over dit opmerkelijke feit te praten. Dit in aflevering 10 van de PZC Voetbal Podcast. Scheidsrechter Felix staakte eerder al duels van Oostkapelle/SVOD, nu ging de wedstrijd dus helemaal niet door; geen gelukkig huwelijk dus. Jochem's vader Harro staat aan het roer bij competitiegenoot MZC'11, dat wel in actie kwam. Zij namen de koppositie over van SVOD. Er wordt ingebeld met Harro, en hem de vraag gesteld of hij de afgelasting zag als een enorm voordeel voor de ploeg uit Zierikzee. Het gaat over de sportieve revanche van de drie periodekampioenen: De Meeuwen, Tholense Boys en Veere. En wat konden de Zeeuwse trainers opsteken van het trainerscongres in Goes vorige week? Ook de wedstrijd Waarde-MZVC werd op het nippertje afgelast. De pupil van de week zat in zak en as, maar daar wisten de bezoekers uit Middelburg prima mee om te gaan…Support the show: https://krant.nlSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this enlightening episode of the podcast, host Noz Urbina sits down with Thomas Stilling, a seasoned expert in Digital Asset Management (DAM) and digital strategy. With his extensive background at Forrester Research and 20th Century Fox, Thomas delves into the intricacies of DAM systems, their evolution, and their crucial role in powering omnichannel experiences. The discussion also touches on the differences between DAMs and Content Management Systems (CMS), the emerging role of AI in DAMs, and the importance of effective governance and change management in maximizing the potential of digital assets. This episode offers valuable insights for professionals grappling with the complexities of digital asset storage, findability, and efficient use in a multi-faceted digital environment.
This year's Technology Investment Network's TIN200 companies report indicates the top 200 tech sector companies generated more than 17-billion in revenue in the year to June - an increase of 1-point-8 billion on the year earlier. The report surveys 1200 companies, with the top 200 businesses ranked by revenue. Fisher and Paykel Appliances and Fisher and Paykel Healthcare lead the pack, followed by Datacom and Xero. TIN Managing Director Greg Shanahan says it's a rosy picture for the tech sector but the biggest thing holding it back is our ongoing skills shortage. Susie also speaks with Wellington tech investor and director Serge van Dam, who says the sector is in good heart but the advance of the artificial intelligence revolution has massive implications for white-collar workers who urgently need to upskill and adapt.
Dam! You're all going to love this!Welcome Dr Keith Baar. If you see tendons in clinic, you need to listen to this!What does Keith do? (In his own words)The goal of my laboratory is to understand the molecular determinants of musculoskeletal development and the role of exercise in improving health and performance. To achieve this goal, we work on muscle, tendon, and ligaments from 2- and 3-dimensional tissue culture, in vivo wild type and genetically modified animals, and humans. Of particular interest are: 1) the interplay between nutrition and exercise and the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) in the maintenance of muscle mass; 2) the role of the amino acid transceptor LAT1 in the activation of protein synthesis and maintenance of muscle mass; 3) the mechanism of ER stress-induced loss of protein synthesis and how this leads to anabolic resistance in muscle; and 4) the role of growth factors and loading on the activation of the Egr-1 transcription factor and the development and mechanics of ligaments. Our laboratory discovered that mTORC1 was activated by resistance exercise and that this correlates with the degree of skeletal muscle hypertrophy. Since then, we have focused on mTORC1 and its regulation by loading and nutrients. We have shown that: 1) mTORC1 is activated directly by load in a growth factor-independent manner; 2) a1-AMPK regulates mTORC1 activity during overload; 3) following a high fat diet the unfolded protein response, through inhibition of PKB, can attenuate mTORC1 activation; and 4) muscle signaling and protein synthesis after exercise are modified by nutritional interventions that are rich in leucine. Our laboratory has also developed a number of 2- and 3-dimensional tissue culture assays that can be used to study the effects of genes and nutrients on muscle, tendon, and ligament function. These studies have a direct clinical application and we work closely with colleagues in orthopedics, internal medicine, and the cancer center to develop resistance exercise, nutritional, and novel small molecule interventions that prevent muscle wasting from cachexia and sarcopenia and improve muscle function and quality of life.https://www.daverenfrew.comUpgrade your clinical skills and become a patreon:https://patreon.com/SportsMedicineProject?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_linkSign up for a free weekly Research review about topics related to Sports Medicine straight to your email: https://gmail.us14.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=c3dca95db0740390c605a128e&id=b41f1293caRead through our already written blogs:https://achievepodiatry.com.au
Tracklist: 01. Estiva - On The Line (Estiva Club Mix) [Colorize] 02. Laura van Dam & TRYAD - Dawn [Spinnin] 03. Aroma - Need Your Love [Enhanced] 04. Ruben de Ronde & Farius & David Frank - Radiant [Enhanced] LIGHT SIDE TRACK 05. Argy & Anyma (ofc) feat. Magnus - Higher Power [Afterlife] 06. Martnello, Lumero - I'll Follow [FSOE Argento] 07. Protoculture - States Of Flux [Enhanced] 08. Lange feat. Skye - Drifting Away (Marsh Remix) [Armada] 09. Giuseppe Ottaviani & AVAO - Echo In Your Mind [Revealed] 10. Andrew Rayel feat. Amanda Collis - Alone (Ilan Bluestone Remix) [Find Your Harmony] DARK SIDE TRACK 11. Orjan Nilsen - XIING (nilsix Remix) [Armind] 12. Rub!k - Red-Five [A State Of Trance] 13. Ruslan Radriges & T'eira - Keep Breathing [2Rock B Side] 14. Vassmo & Tammy Milner - The Answers In Between [Find Your Harmony] 15. SLANDER - Love Is Gone (Chukiess & Whackboi, Zerofloat, Hafis Wahab Bootleg) 16. MatricK, J2 & Nahthexen - Love, Rave, Techno! [Reaching Altitude] A BREATH OF AETHER 17. Bjorn Akesson - Painting Pyramids [FSOE] 18. Darren Porter & Bixx & Natalie Gioia - Cry for Peace [Outburst] 19. Peter Santos - The Equity of Chaos [FSOE] 20. Solarstone - 4Ever (Photographer Remix) [Pure Trance] 21. Yelow & Spy - The Remedy [Subculture] 22. SMR LVE & Audrey Gallagher - Going Home [Nocturnal Knights] 23. James Dymond & Stine Grove - Purely Beautiful [Amsterdam Trance] 24. Starry Major - Broken Heart [Abora Skies] FAVORITE OF THE MOEMENT 25. Allen Watts - Lost In The Music [Find Your Harmony] 26. BiXX & Ana Criado - I Belong [Amsterdam Trance] 27. Whylde - I'll be with you [AVA White] 28. ADR - Disarmed [Nocturnal Knights Fusion] 29. Mark Sherry - Losing My Mind [Outburst] 30. Sunlounger & Inger Hansen - Memories (Ciaran McAuley Remix)[FSOE] 31. Angelus - Parley Pt 2. (The Bassline Will Bring Me Home) [One Forty] 32. Hardwell & Afrojack feat. Meryll - Push It [Revealed] CLASSIC SELECTION 33. Armin van Buuren feat. Cathy Burton - Rain (Maor Levi Remix) [Armada]
Black Lives Matter' riepen de demonstranten op de Dam, het Malieveld en in het Goffertpark. In 2020 protesteerden ze tegen allerlei vormen van racisme in Nederland. De directe aanleiding was echter de moord op een zwarte Amerikaan, George Floyd, gepleegd aan de andere kant van de oceaan. Zijn Amerikaanse termen en ideeën over racisme wel een op een te vertalen naar de Nederlandse context? Luister naar amerikanist Jorrit van den Berk en socioloog Zawdie Sandvliet over wat we wel en niet kunnen leren van het Amerikaanse denken over racisme. Amerikaanse invloeden op de Nederlandse racismediscussie? | Lezing en gesprek door amerikanist Jorrit van den Berk en socioloog Zawdie Sandvliet Woensdag 8 november 2023 | Collegezalencomplex, Radboud Universiteit | Radboud Reflects en de Faculteit der Letteren van de Radboud Universiteit Lees het verslag: https://www.ru.nl/radboudreflects/terugblik/terugblik-2023/map-terugblik-2023/08-11-23-amerikaanse-invloeden-nederlandse/ Bekijk de video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcAaoXBYr2w&t=17s Like deze podcast, abonneer je op dit kanaal en mis niks. Bekijk ook de agenda voor nog meer verdiepende lezingen: www.ru.nl/radboudreflects/agenda/lezingen/ Wil je geen enkele verdiepende lezing missen? Schrijf je dan in voor de nieuwsbrief: www.ru.nl/rr/nieuwsbrief
The next time you're in Vegas, rent a car and spend a day at the Hoover Dam. This towering, larger-than-life marvel of human engineering has fundamentally shaped the United States. But building it was far from easy. In the first part of this two-part series, Ben, Noel and Max recount the guys' adventure exploring the Dam in person... and the sheer, ridiculous audacity of the thing.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the episode we learn the valuable connection between beavers and meadows. In a meadow, the squish of mud and splash of a slightly flooded landscape are signs of health. It can be easy to overlook meadows with national forests, perhaps simply because our attention is more often drawn to things that fill a space - a lake, a mountain, a grove of trees - rather than what appears to be merely open space.
In aflevering 9 van de PZC Voetbal Podcast schuiven sportjournalisten Barry van der Hooft en Michiel Bouwman aan. Met presentator Juriën Dam bespreken ze allereerst hun herinneringen aan de vorige week overleden Stoffel Schipper.‘Mister Oostkapelle' stierf op 66 jarige leeftijd. Hij was als speler, trainer en scheidsrechter een icoon in het Zeeuwse voetbal en Van der Hooft kwam de markante persoonlijkheid meerdere malen tegen. Voetbal verbroedert, dat bleek zondag ook weer bij de teams van Clinge en HVV'24. De Clingenaren konden de hulp van hun buurman maar al te goed gebruiken om thuis te komen. Daarnaast gaat het over Groene Ster Vlissingen, waar twee voormalige teamgenoten nu even in de clinch liggen. Coach Houssein Bouzambou heeft zijn aanvoerder Khalid El Hattach voor meerdere weken geschorst. Verder wordt er met name stilgestaan bij de miscommunicatie tijdens de wedstrijd van Hontenisse, het onsportieve spel bij Hulsterloo en de spelersontwikkelingen bij Kloetinge en Hoek. Volgens Van der Hooft heeft één Hoekenees al een vertrekwens in de winterstop, terwijl een andere al is vertrokken. Bij Hoek zou een groepsgesprek aan de basis hebben gelegen van de goede recente prestaties. Wat kunnen de heren aan tafel zelf herinneren van die zogenaamde groepsgesprekken? En hadden ze nou eigenlijk al verwacht dat Jan Paul van Hecke komende week de volgende Zeeuw in Oranje zou zijn geweest?Support the show: https://krant.nlSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Making science easy to understand and relatable has always been a challenge, but in the world of social media and misinformation, it's become even more difficult. Few people know this better than popular astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. In a break from our usual focus on weather, Tyson joins the podcast this week to discuss the state of science communication in the 21st century. Why does misinformation spread so easily and what can be done to combat it? How can we improve science education? Tyson also shares the words he thinks are most misunderstood, what they really mean, and some alternatives to use instead. Tyson is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and host of the StarTalk podcast. He's hosted numerous science programs including "Nova ScienceNow" and "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," and has made appearances as himself in programs such as "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons." We want to hear from you! Have a question for the meteorologists? Call 609-272-7099 and leave a message. You might hear your question and get an answer on a future episode! You can also email questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. About the Across the Sky podcast The weekly weather podcast is hosted on a rotation by the Lee Weather team: Matt Holiner of Lee Enterprises' Midwest group in Chicago, Kirsten Lang of the Tulsa World in Oklahoma, Joe Martucci of the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., and Sean Sublette of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia. Episode transcript Note: The following transcript was created by Headliner and may contain misspellings and other inaccuracies as it was generated automatically: Sean Sublette: Hello, everyone. I'm, meteorologist Sean Sublette. And welcome to Across the Sky, our national Lee Enterprises Weather podcast. Lee Enterprises has print and digital operations at more than 70 locations across the country, including my home base here in Richmond, Virginia. I'm joined by my colleagues from Scross the Sky, Matt Holiner in Chicago, Joe Martucci at the New Jersey Shore. Kirsten Lang is on assignment this week. Our special guest this week is Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Formally, he is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He has numerous books, television specials, and he hosts a podcast, Star Talk, where science and pop culture collide. And he's one of the most popular science communicators in the country today. His, most recent book is called To Infinity and Beyond: A Journey of Cosmic Discovery. I had a chance to talk with him just before he went out on a speaking tour of the East Coast. And fellas, I got to tell you that I got to sit down with him for about half an hour, and it was absolutely tremendous. You see some of the work that these folks do in popular culture and media, and you think, if you get a chance to talk to them, are they going to be that genuine? And, dude, absolutely was. He was just a joy to talk with. Joe, what did you kind of see? Joe Martucci: Well, I kind of took away the excitement that you had while you were interviewing him, Sean, that was tremendous. I know this was, a really special moment for you, recording, this on your birthday, no less. Happy Birthday, Sean, was. Sean Sublette: Thank you. Joe Martucci: But as somebody who has been to the Hayden Planetarium a number of times in New York City, and just the connection he has with there, of course, it's, very special to have him on and haven't really talked about some Earth and space, of course, but more the broader picture of society today and how he's contributing to the progression of society as the human race. Matt Holiner: Yeah, he really is just great to listen to. Just an excellent communicator. And it just so happens that he wants to communicate science. So that's really what's different about this podcast. Just a heads up. We're not going to just talk about weather on this episode. We really dive into all aspects of science communication and how it's become more challenging now because there's so many voices now, and how do people sort through all the information that's out there and really find the good information? So I really like how he dives into that. It's just an excellent conversation. Sean Sublette: Yeah, we really started off by talking about the importance of scientific literacy, and as you're going to be a consumer of information, what to be mindful of and what to be on the lookout for. So, without further ado, let's get right to our interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson. The importance of scientific literacy and scientific communication in an era of disinformation Sean Sublette: You do so much of this outreach, and it's extraordinary. So I want to talk about the importance of that outreach. specifically the importance of scientific literacy and scientific communication. In an era of disinformation, you work tirelessly to get the solid scientific information out there. There's so much bad information, whether it's disinformation or, know, the change in slash X and Facebook, they're always changing algorithms. So, my first question to you, thinking about cosmic perspectives, as we do, how concerned are you about scientific literacy, both domestically and internationally, and what can any or all of us do to strengthen it? Neil deGrasse Tyson: Yeah, I mean, in a free country, science illiteracy is. Anyone has the right to be illiterate, scientifically illiterate. No one's going to chase after you and pin you down to a table and force feed you science. Of course, in every state, you're required to go to school through some age, but, it's not clear how much science is required in the minimum educational portfolio of each state. But most people do graduate high school. Okay, so we can ask the question, what's going on in the science classroom in the high school? Is it what it needs to be to preempt what we see rampant across society? And apparently it's not enough or it's not the right ingredients. And so I've thought quite a bit about consider. You know, there's this song by Alice Cooper. I don't know, the title of the song maybe just called Schools Out. And the line goes, schools out for the summer. Schools out. an. It's anthemic, right? It's like, school is done and I'm done with school, and I'm going to celebrate that with a rock song. And so no one seems to be asking what's going on in school so that you would celebrate not having to go to school when your only job is to learn. That's an OD state we find ourselves in. And I don't want to blame the student, all right, we've all toiled through classes, but if your only job is to learn, maybe that can be made joyous. Maybe the curiosity necessary to learn, to learn on your own is what school needs to impart in all of its students, so that when you get out of school, you say, I'm sad school is over. But I now will continue to learn on my own because I've been inculcated with a. That's not a good word. I have been infused with, a curiosity about all that I still have yet to learn. Okay, that's a foundational comment about the school system. More specifically about science. We're taught science in these fat books with words that are bold faced that you're supposed to memorize for the exam, and then you move on. And I don't remember science being taught as a means of querying nature. Science is a tool to probe what you do not yet know. And the scientific method, which whoever can remember how to recite it, the recitation and the words used are not very informative. Test hypothesis. No, that's not what the scientific method is. I will tell you what the scientific method is. It is do whatever it takes to not fool yourself into thinking something is true that is not. Or that something is not true that is. That's what the scientific method is. Top to bottom, left to right, front to back. And if it means we can't trust our senses, bring out a chart recorder or bring out some other methods. If it means you're biased, get someone else to check your bias. If you have a hidden bias within you that you don't even see yourself, what are some of the. And, if you're susceptible to thinking something is true just because it feels good, get someone else for whom their feelings are not invested in it being true and get their view on it and compare it with yours. These are ways for the checks and balances of what it is you declare to be true. What I have found is a lot of the misinformation is peddled, shall I use that word? By charismatic people who will tell you, on a YouTube channel or whatever is their platform. I'm telling you the truth. But the big establishment wants to suppress it because they don't want you to know it. Apparently. That's irresistible. It's irresistible for truth telling. It's irresistible for product marketing. All right, I have this new device that will bypass all of these decades of marketing that's gone on with Big Pharma, big business, big government, and I am your advocate. Oh, my gosh. We're all in. When someone appeals in that way, advertisers know this because they know that you will respond more readily to a testimony of another human being than you will to a bar chart or a pie chart, which might encapsulate all the information you need to know about the integrity of the product, but that's insufficient. Get one person saying, this was the best thing I'd ever seen, and say, wow, I want that. So there's a missing dimension to our educational training. Much of it is rooted in our knowledge, understanding, and awareness of probability and statistics. Can you read the weight loss data and find out that 90% of the people do not have the result of the person who's testifying? Did you read that? Did you look at that? If you want to know where you're likely to fall in the data, go take a look. No, you don't want to fall there. You want to be with the successful person. So our inability to think statistically confounds our ability to think sensibly and rationally about data and without understanding what the scientific method is, especially with regard to our bias, implicit or explicit bias, known or unknown bias. It leaves adults susceptible for all the behavior we see on the Internet and especially in social media. So I'm taking the hard, easy answer to you and saying it's the educational system that, if it were properly wired, would preempt so much of what we see in conduct in adulthood. That's a very long answer to your question. But you asked a very loaded question there. Sean Sublette: Well, there's a lot going on there. I'm absolutely of the same mind that there is a lot of money to be made in a capitalistic society and selling something, selling information that people already want to believe. So I'm absolutely of the same mind there. And we see that, all the time. Neil deGrasse Tyson: I want to add one other thing I meant to include. So there's the charismatic person who's telling you they have the answer and others don't. There's also the lone expert. Okay, the person. And we saw this during COVID There's some MDs who are just right. That is not mainstream medicine. This is fringe medicine talking. And so they'll have their pedigree on the screen. MD, Stanford, Harvard, whatever these name. Impressive places. And then you're going to say, well, that's what I want to think is true anyway. It resonates with where I'm coming from. So I'm going to go with them, and I'm going to tell people, I'm listening to an expert. What people are not realizing is that scientific, objective truths are not established by lone wolves. They're established by repeated measurements, observations of, a declared result. And only when the repeated measurements verify it is that result. Anything that can be brought into the world of objective truths until that happens. It is fringe for some reason. Forces were operating to get the public to think that mainstream equals bad for some reason. Cutting through the disinformation in science Neil deGrasse Tyson: When mainstream is exactly what progresses science, it is precisely how it works, and mainstream is not. Oh, let's just all agree and be stubborn about it. No, mainstream is. These are experiments that repeatedly give us approximately or precisely the same result. We're going with it and we're moving on to the next problem, where you will see us fight about what's true and what's not on the frontier. but until then, no. And by the way, the researchers are faceless entities. The people who verify their research, you don't know who they are, they don't have YouTube channels. And so there's this charismatic person speaking on their own YouTube channel, and there's this vaguely rooted result you hear. It sounds vague. Well, some research has found that this is what's actually going on. Here's what you should do. No, I'm listening to this person. And so that's just to round out what it is you were trying to get across there. Sean Sublette: No, I tell people that in meteorology, before the computers got so good in these last 20 years, the best forecast is a consensus forecast. You take ten meteorologists, they look at the data, you take the average of all, they say over time, that's going to be the forecast that ends up correct. There will always be this occasional outlier, for sure, but in the longer term, that's where the money is to be made. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Right? And by the way, the word consensus, I think, officially means opinion. And so that consensus of opinion is actually redundant. But when we use the word consensus for science, these aren't opinions being expressed. These are the results of scientific experiments that are being reported by scientists. It's not simply their opinion that. No, it may come across that way. You say, well, what's the best medical opinion? Right. Opinions are, get a second opinion. All right? Usually when you ask for a second opinion, it's because you didn't like the first answer and you're going to keep doctor hopping until you find an answer you like, and then you're going to say, that's the diagnosis, which is itself a confirmation bias, which is the most pernicious among the biases. I wish we had a different word, but we have to use it. Scientific consensus is the alignment of research outcomes, not the alignment of whimsical opinions held by scientists themselves. Sean Sublette: Well, talk about word usage for a minute, because we know there are certain words we use in the scientific community that have very different connotations in the general public. The first one that comes to mind is theory. When we say a scientific theory, that's pretty close to being effect, as opposed to some kind of wishy washy thing that a lot of, the general public sees, that's kind of hypothesis. We're nowhere near that yet. Are there some words Neil deGrasse Tyson avoids in communication about science? Sean Sublette: Are there some words that you've kind of run up against and you've kind of just decided to avoid in communication? Neil deGrasse Tyson: Tons. Oh, yeah. So, I mean, if you're going to communicate, if you're going to call yourself an educator communicator, then you've got to sift through your entire lexicon, see what works, see what doesn't, see what. Now, I am fortunate. My expertise is in a field where our lexicon is highly transparent, so that I spend much less time defining words for someone than would normally occur with other professions. Jupiter has a big red spot on its atmosphere. We call it Jupiter's red spot. Right. The sun has spots. They're officially called sun spots. Right. So I don't have to then define what a sunspot is. I can just use the term and keep talking about them. So just make that clear with regard to theory. What I've done is because, it's very hard to change the public's understanding of a word. If that word has usage outside of your field, that will persist no matter how you define it for them. So theory is one of those words. So someone at home will know, I have a theory that my, so that's how they're using the word theory. You can't knock on every door and tell people to use the word differently. So I use the word theory only for established theories that are already in place. Einstein's general theory of relativity, special freely, evolutionary, theory, this sort of thing. And when people say, oh, well, if it's just a theory, that's, of course, the buzz phrase, I say, no, a theory is the highest level of understanding we have of the universe. It is not the lowest level. The lowest level would be a hypothesis. So if someone says, well, if I have a theory that, no, I say, Einstein had a theory, you have a hypothesis awaiting testing, and then people chuckle at that. So no one is then, distracted by it. So the word hypothesis is very helpful in this regard. Just tell people they have a hypothesis. If it's not yet tested, it's a hypothesis. If it's tested and it organizes ideas and it gives us insights into future discoveries, it is elevated to the level of theory. So I will say that if the conversation goes there. But if I'm just a few sentences and sound bites on the evening news, I will not use the term at all, by the way, nor will I use the word fact. A fact is that word is fraught. It's fraught because it is a fact that, if I remember the quotes correctly, it's a fact that President Trump said you could use bleach to cure COVID or whoever. It is a fact that they said it. That doesn't mean it works. So there's plenty of facts out there that reference things that are not true. So, like I said, the word fact is fraught. It is a fact that Andrew Wakefield published a paper declaring a, connection between MmR M M. vaccine and the m m measles, mumps, rubella vaccine and autism. There's a fact that he published a paper exploring that connection. That doesn't mean that's a connection. So it is a fact that mothers reported that after their kids were vaccinated, they showed, symptoms of autism. Okay? That doesn't make it a cause and effect correlation. So I don't. I never use the word fact ever. The word does not work to that point. Sean Sublette: Are there other words that you were able to use in your external communications 1520 years ago? You just throw your hands up like, I can't use that word anymore. It's lost its meaning in the general conversation. I've got to think of something else now. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Yeah, of course. No, it's not an aha moment. It's a continual assessment and measurement of the stock value of words as they are used, come in and out of use as their definitions shift, as cultural, social, religious, political mores shift. You can't just declare that no one wants to learn. Or how come, they don't do their homework. Then you're not being an educator. Sorry. You're not being a communicator. Yeah, you are. You're being the professor talking to the chalkboard while you write down your equations. And without any concern whether people are either paying attention or meeting you 90% of the way there. You can't claim yourself to be a communicator unless you turn around, face the audience, and meet them 90% of the way towards wherever their brain wiring is. This happens all the time. I also find that humor enables people to smile while they're learning, and then they come back for more. But the landscape of humor has changed, as you surely know, over the years and especially over the recent decades. Certain things that were funny in 2000 are not funny today because our sensitivities have been realigned or arisen, or maybe the sensitivities were always there, but there was no platform, to position them. So, yes, plenty of words. Happens all the time. Sean Sublette: All right, so let's step back a little bit and we talk about. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Here's a good example. I wrote about this in the late 90s. So this is 25 years, in the can right now of, course in science, in a measurement, we speak of measurement errors. And so the public wants to know what is the answer? And they don't really have much way to embrace measurement errors. It doesn't really work unless we retrain everyone in school. Sean Sublette: I don't think box and whisker plots test, very well, do they? Neil deGrasse Tyson: Exactly. So what happens is I saw a news account of, a research paper that described the result, and it said, oh, but, it didn't catch on because the paper had a lot of errors in it. I said, what does that even mean? And then I realized the paper talked about the measurement errors, and the journalists thought that this meant it had errors. And so I've never used the word error unless it's a literal error. So I changed error to uncertainty. I wrote an essay called Certain Uncertainties, where I talked about, when you measure something, there's uncertainties around those measurements. And I don't even use the word margin of error, which is still used when they report political voting results. That's a start. Margin of error plus or, -3% that came in, in the last 20 years. That's very good. It's a start. But error is the wrong word because they are not errors. Even though we use that term, uncertainty still works. That still has scientific validity, and you don't have to define it for the public. They know what an uncertainty is. And you can say some measured, quantities are more uncertain than others. That is a completely understandable sentence. What would happen if the sun instantly went away? Sean Sublette: All right, before I cut you loose, I do have a couple of more tangible science questions. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Sorry I haven't given you a chance to ask. No, this is two questions so far. Sean Sublette: This is just extraordinary. And I'm happy to have you here and talk about these things. So I was reading the book and. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Which book? Sean Sublette: The most recent one. To infinity and beyond. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Yes. Just came out two months ago. Sean Sublette: So, speed of light, of course, we know the speed of light, and it takes eight minutes for sunlight to get to Earth. Neil deGrasse Tyson: About that. Yeah. Sean Sublette: Right. One of the things that I have trouble thinking about, and this is one of these cosmic query type things, sun instantly goes away. We wouldn't know about it for eight minutes. Neil deGrasse Tyson: That's correct. We'd still orbit, we'd still feel sunlight, we'd still feel gravity. Sean Sublette: That's exactly what I wanted to ask. Does the gravitational information also take eight minutes? Does the Earth still act as if it is going in orbit around the sun, or is that gravitational force instantly gone? Neil deGrasse Tyson: Yeah. So, there's a slight, subtle difference here. In Einsteinian description of gravity, gravity is the curvature of spacetime. Okay? So we are orbiting in this curved spacetime continuum caused by the sun. And the dimples in a rubber sheet get you most of the way to understand that. Where we are sort of, spiraling, orbiting, in the dimple. Okay. So if you instantly take away the sun, that is a change in the gravitational field. And changes in the gravitational field move at the speed of light. So it would take eight minutes for you to even know that the sun's gravitational field was no longer operating on Earth, and we would instantly fly off at a tangent if that were the case. I mean, after the eight minutes. Eight minutes and 20 seconds, if you want to be precise. Sean Sublette: Right. Neil deGrasse Tyson: And, Einstein demonstrated that gravity would move at the same as the speed of light. Sean Sublette: All right, excellent. Neil deGrasse Tyson explains his speaking tour and what to expect Sean Sublette: Last thing before I let you go, talk a little bit about this speaking tour. I've seen it advertised at different theaters slightly different ways. Is it going to be very different at each place, or is this kind of all tying back to, to infinity and beyond, or what can people kind of expect? Neil deGrasse Tyson: So thanks for noticing that. So, my speaking tour is hardly ever bordering on never related to books that I've just published. The speaking tour is I get invited by a city, and many cities across the country, fascinatingly, have this sort of old grand Dam theater from 100 years ago, that if there's municipal funds, typically there are or business interests, they fix it up and what do you call it? Renovate. And they fix up the molding and the statues and the gilding. And so it's beautiful spaces. And these are back when going to a theater, you would dress up to go to see movies in the movie theater. So many of them come from that era. So many towns have such theaters, and they remain in active use. I get invited to a city to present, and so I'm, honored and flattered. I give them a list of twelve to 15 possible topics that they choose from, and then they tell me, we want you to come talk on this subject. And that's what I do. So for Richmond, they picked the topic that I've given them. Cosmic collisions. Oh, my gosh. Cosmic things that go bump in the night. There's so many things that collide. Stars collide, galaxies collide, black holes collide. Asteroids collide with Earth. We collided with an asteroid recently to try to deflect it. So it's everything that's going on in the universe. This idea that, oh, we live in a static, beautiful. No, the universe is a shooting gallery. And so I'm there to talk about how much of a shooting gallery it is. And yes, I have some videos, slides, and it's mostly me talking, but that's what Richmond is getting. There are other topics, I think I've been in this venue before. Other topics that either they didn't choose because I was there a couple of years ago or not would be the search for life in the universe. And that's continually being updated with the congressional hearings on aliens and all of this. That's a whole topic, search for life in the universe. One of my favorites is an astrophysicist goes to the movies, and that's where I highlight all manner of scenes, not just from Sci-Fi films, but other films you would never imagine cared about science. Yet there's science in it, either done very well or done very badly. And I highlight that. And that was so popular. There's a sequel to it called an astrophysicist goes to the movies. The sequel, anyhow, that's just a smattering of the topics. And typically there's a book that I written recently, and if the theater is interested, they might task a local, indie publisher to sell them in the lobby. But most of the time, that's not what happens. And if they do, it has nothing to do with the talk. In other words, when I go on, quote, tour, I'm, not trying to sell you anything. I'm a servant of your appetite, of your cosmic appetite, as declared by the host for whatever it's their judgment of the audience's interest. Sean Sublette: Excellent. Sean Sublette: Well, I've got the book. It's wonderful. And personally, thank you for, as a meteorologist, thank you for starting with the atmosphere in the book. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Oh, we did. Thanks for noticing that we start. Sean Sublette: Oh, I noticed that right away. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Yeah, there's a whole discussion of the atmosphere, because the book, to infinity and beyond, by the way, it's a beautiful book. I would say that even if I was not co-author of it, I co-wrote it with our longtime senior, producer for Startalk my podcast. This is a collaboration between Star Talk and National Geographic books. And so the book is, they don't know how to make an ugly book. This is National Geographic, so it's highly illustrated. And it's an exploration of what it was like standing flat footed on Earth, looking up. And what did it take for us to ascend from Earth to the stars and know we go from Icarus? That's a nice first story to tell. And Icarus dies. And you say to yourself, well, oh, I'm not going to try to fly. Or you're going to say, well, let me maybe design the wings differently of a different material rather than wax. Okay. And of course, they thought that temperature would get higher as you ascended the atmosphere, when, of course, the exact opposite is the case. And so it's fun to explore what was imagined to be sort of infinitely far away in the history of this quest. We would then conquer it. Let me use a less militaristic word. We would then achieve those goals, and then we're standing in a new place now. We are now in balloons, and we can say, well, how do we fly with not a balloon. Now we have airplanes, and how do we fly out of the atmosphere? We have rockets. How do we fly beyond? How do we fly to the moon? How do we fly beyond the moon? Well, we can't do that yet, but we can send our robotic emissaries. How do we go beyond those? Well, then our mind takes us there. All right. And so part of this quest, the whole book chronicles and storytells this quest, which is quite, the noblest thing. Our species did it, and no one other, species comes close to even wondering that this could be something we could do. So I got to hand it to humans, to making this work in that way. So, yeah, that book only just came out two months ago and very proud of it, and it's a very beautiful. And the DNA of my podcast, Star Talk, is science, pop culture, and humor. I mentioned humor earlier. The pop culture part is you show up at the door with a pop culture scaffold that I already know, because that's the definition of pop culture. It's a common knowledge. I don't have to say who Beyoncé is or what a football field looks like. There's certain fundamentals that are out there. We take the science and clad it onto that scaffold so that you already care about something, and now you care about it more because I've added more information for you to celebrate about the thing this pop culture thing you cared about. Point is, in this book, we do that continually. If there's a Hollywood movie that touches some of the topics that we address, this is like the scenery along the way of the book. I dip into the movie and we talk about how well the movie did or didn't, portray that physics. Sean Sublette: Wonderful. Dr. Tyson, I know you've got to get going, so thank you so much for your time. Shout out to Chuck, nice and all the team there at Star Talk. Love the work, love what he brings to it as well. And when you have the guest, my. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Comedian, my co-host, comedian or foil. Sean Sublette: But, it's wonderful. Thank you so much. Looking forward to seeing you, when you're down here in Richmond next week. And travel safe, sir. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Excellent. Thank you for those well wishes. Neil deGrasse Tyson says you have to reach people where they are Sean Sublette: And guys. I was just absolutely in my element talking with him about science and how to communicate science, and the things you want to do, as he said, to reach people where they are. I let my daughter know I was doing this and she really emphasized this point that he made is that you have to meet people 90% of where they are already. Don't turn your back and write on a chalkboard. Look at people, be with people, understand where they are to make that connection with them. That is so key in this day and Age. Joe Martucci: I agree with that 100%. I think I might even said on this podcast, when it comes to weather forecast, you Have, I don't kNow, maybe two dozen places to get a weather forecast from at any given point in time, at any point in day. So what differentiates you from those other 24 people? Well, accuracy is going to have something to do with it, but a lot of times it has to do with the connection that you have with the community. Now, there's downsides to that. as Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke about, you have some people who are very personable, but who might not know what they're talking about. But when you have somebody who knows what they're talking about is in the community or meeting with the people where they are, that is where you have the best results. And that's why you have people like Neil deGrasse Tyson, who's widely respected and acclaimed not only because he knows what he's talking about, but because he's doing it in a way where you can listen and say, hey, yeah, I know what he's talking about. Hey, I Know What She's Talking About. Joe Martucci: So, great job, Sean, with the podcast. Matt Holiner: yeah, there's just a lot to unpack mean, I wish we could have kept the conversation going. I wish we all could have been in there and asked questions. We could have chatted with him for hours. But obviously a very busy guy and does not have the time for, you know, I think what really highlighted for me the challenge that we're facing these days is he went through words that are difficult to use these days and have double meanings. He talked about how he doesn't even like to use the word fact. He Said the word does NOt work, fact. And that kind of blew my mind. It's like, gosh, we don't even know what facts are because he says it's a fact that somebody said this, but it's not a fact that what they said is true. And it's like, gosh, that's a good point. So even the meaning of the word fact is difficult. And how I liked also how he used, if something hasn't been tested yet, what you're saying is a hypothesis. It's not a theory. He talked about, oh, I have a theory about this. It's like, no, you have a hypothesis because you haven't tested it yet. If it's been tested, then you can call it a theory. So just talking about that and the word error, he mentioned that as well. How if you use the word error, people might say, oh, well, then this paper is just garbage because it's full of errors. Like, no, those were measurement errors. It's talking about uncertainty. It wasn't an error itself. So he's very cautious about the word error and only using the word error when a true error was made. So, gosh, we have to be so careful about the wording because it can be misconstrued and misunderstood so easily. Gosh, him just going through those different words just shows you what a challenge it is today, how you have to be so careful about the wording and is all about the wording and being very explicit and explaining things in detail. Otherwise it'll get totally misunderstood. Sean Sublette: It takes a lot of work because certain words have different connotations. And like you said, you're not going to go in, knock on people's doors and go, no, you're using that word wrong. You're not going to do that. Right. So this is why you kind of have to take opportunities as they come to redirect, what you want to get out of a word or a meaning like that. It's like when we talk about weather, we talk about severe weather. In meteorology, we're talking about something very specific. We're talking about damaging winds that are generally more than 58 miles an hour. We're talking about a tornado. But to a lot of the general public, severe weather is just bad. That's just bad weather, right? So language is always changing, and as he said, it's always evolving. It's not like, well, we just kind of watch how the lexicon changes. Some terms just don't mean what they used to. Humor is changing through time, so it is always a process. And I think that's one of the things that anybody who's trying to communicate science needs to be aware of. And he does a great job with the humor as Well. I try to do it with humor. sometimes I'm a little more successful, than others, but it was certainly just a great podcast. I'm very grateful for him, to spend some time with us. Coming up on the Across the Sky podcast: American Ninja Warrior, Bob Dylan and more! Sean Sublette: Joe. We've got a couple other more interesting things coming up, down the pike, right? Joe Martucci: Oh, yeah, we sure do. So coming up on the, Monday after Thanksgiving, this is October. Excuse me. November 22. Oh, my gosh. Doing it all wrong. Let's try it again. November 27. There we go. Third time is a charm. We are going to have Joe Morovsky from American Ninja Warrior Come on the podcast. Joe, is also known as the Weatherman on American Ninja Warrior. Yes, he is a meteorologist, and yes, we are going to talk to him about the weather and his time on the NBC hit show. Then on December the fourth, we actually have one of my college professors, Dr. Alan Robock. Now he courses a meteorologist, but he's also a very big Bob Dylan fan. In fact, he's such a Bob Dylan fan that he did his PhD thesis on Bob Dylan and the Weather. so that is really interesting. And then we also have an episode for you on December 18. That's going to be ten things to know about winter. And then sometime in that week, between Christmas and New Year's, we're going to have our year in review. So the train keeps on rolling here at the across the Sky podcast team. we've gotten a couple of emails of feedback over the past days and weeks, and we certainly appreciate that. And you certainly can continue to send that to Podcast@Lee.net that's Podcast@Lee.net. Or feeling like it and want to give us a call. You certainly can at 609-272-7099. 609-272-7099 Back to you, Sean. Sean Sublette: All right, good stuff all around. Anything else, Matt? Are you good, man? Matt Holiner: I'm still letting that interview wash over me. Man. I, think the other thing he know, a lot of times, a lot of the people that are spreading misinformation are very charismatic, and so that's why they're catchy and people latch onto them. But it's like, well, you know what? We need charismatic people to be spreading good information. He is the prime example. We need more Neil deGrasse Tysons in the world to spread good information and be charismatic. Sean Sublette: Yeah. No argument with that for me. All right, gentlemen, thank you very much. And Joe Martucci and Matt Holiner. And in absentia, Kirsten Lang in Tulsa, thanks for joining us. A week on the across the Sky Podcast. I'm meteorologist Sean sublet in Richmond, Virginia. Have a great week, and we will see you next time.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
If you've been trying to keep up with social media lately, you're not alone. Twitter becomes X, and no one likes or sees our updates anymore. Instagram's engagement plummets. And then comes Threads – is that even worth the effort these days, as the excitement seems to have died down? Not to mention BlueSky, Discord, Mastodon, and what else? It's all proving to be a little overwhelming. Here to help us make sense of it all is Brian Hollingsworth, a brand consultant and graphic designer based in London who has become passionate about social media ever since he worked for The Conservative Party in 2018 and, later, a leading urban streetwear brand. Alongside running his own design studio, DAM, he's also behind The BKH – where he helps other creatives make the most of their online brand and reputation. We wanted to know whether social media is still worthwhile – whether we're tweeting, X'ing or threading – how we can stand out amongst the noise without burning ourselves out, and where we are best focusing our time and attention to get the best possible return.
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Russ documented his Weds-Fri trip to Amsterdam for Albion's historic first away win in Europe, speaking to an array of Seagulls including Alan, Peter, Andy Bravery, David, Si, Chris 1, Chris 2!, Ray, Clive, Scott, Nigel, Duncan, Robin, Ian, Gerard and Belinda. Our posse met many new and old friends besides, as Albion took over the Dutch capital for the duration and indulged heavily in the new Ansu Fati song. What a trip! What a result! What memories! And WHAT a party!!! Stand or fall! UTA! Have you ever seen Palace in The ‘Dam?! @BrightonRockPod email@example.com Part of the Sport Social Podcast Network that can be found in all their glory at this rather suitable address: www.sport-social.co.uk Please follow us for automatic downloads of new episodes and if you want to make us really happy please rate us five stars on Apple and any other platforms that provide the opportunity to do so! Why not write a review while you are at it?! ;0). All this helps our rankings and improves our chances of getting exciting guests onto the show. Also we are now on Patreon, so if you happen to be inclined to extreme acts of generosity we'd greatly appreciate any monthly donations, great or small, to help us run the pod as well as we can. Go to www.patreon.com/BrightonRockPod for details and to sign up. NB Our content will remain freely accessible to all listeners regardless. Humble thanks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week on “1 Of A Kind With RVD” Rob and Dom take a look at the career of The Deadman, The Phenom, The American Badass - The Undertaker! Plus RVD hears the news of Ric Flair signing a multi-year deal with AEW, his newly announced match with Matt Riddle, and gives his forthright perspective on NJPW new rules for fan interaction! This is a DAM good one to “listen” to and you'll find out why!
Im zweiten Teil der Winterreise durch Österreich stellt Audiotraveller Henry Barchet unter anderem das FIS-Skimuseum in Damüls im Bregenzerwald vor, das Escape Game „Das Geheimnis der 3 Türme“ in Radstadt und die Fackelwanderungen in der Tiroler Zugspitzarena. Außerdem gibt es weitere Tipps, wie man am besten die „Winterrail“-Informationen der Deutschen Bahn nutzen kann.
Vandag se gas spandeer baie tyd naby water. Sy is die meermin van die dam. Sy is maklik een van die mees hardewerkende akteurs in die land en sy het 'n glimlag wat 'n Springbok sal laat bloos. Dam, Die Byl, Legacy, Ludik, Wonderlus, Fynskrif, The girl from St. Agnes en Resident Evil is 'n paar van die kepe op haar voorworsie.Wat dryf haar kakgroot ambisie? Wanneer laas het sy gratis gehuil (nie vir geld nie)? These are some of the groot vrae, and groot vrae verdien kakgroot antwoorde.My liewe mense sit asseblief jul hande by mekaar vir die magnetiese snoek van die silwerdoek, Lea Vivier!To partner with PRAATING, visit www.praating.com Podcast en video production The Media Farm
Maand na maand staan ze op de Dam te demonstreren vóór vrede, tegen oorlog. Maar deze keer was er iets anders dan de voorgaande keren; er stond een bij elkaar verzonnen laster stuk in het NRC juist over deze demonstratie, alsof inzet voor vrede iets smerigs is. Volgende maand staan ze er weer. Ben je vóór vrede en tegen oorlog, dit is de website van de organisatoren https://vredesdemo.nl In deze reportage van de demonstratie op 29 oktober 2023 de toespraken van Kees van der Pijl, Ab Gietelink, Rico Brouwer en Natalia Vorontsova afgewisseld door Muziek van Robbert Recourt, Rico Brouwer, Dirk Plat en Nippy Noya.1:16 Kees van der Pijl5:20 Muziek: Zet uw televisie uit9:34 Ab Gietelink21:12 Muziek: Dank u lieve media24:51 Rico Brouwer30:35 Natalia Vorontsova36:49 Muziek: Rico Brouwer en Nippy Noyaop Potkaars: https://potkaars.nl/blog/2023/10/31/laat-je-niet-verdelen-demonstratie-voor-vrede-de-dam-amsterdam-29-oktober-2023
When Alabama Power made plans for Lewis Smith Dam in a rural area of Northwest Alabama, they knew they had plenty of time to clear the basin of trees, buildings, and other potential obstructions before the lake filled. Then the rains came, and the basin started to fill up fast. Learn about the area of Smith Lake and what happened when the rains came.Support the showSupport the Podcast The podcast is free, but it's not cheap. If you enjoy Alabama Short Stories, there are a few ways you can support us. Tell a friend about the podcast. Rate the podcast on Apple Podcasts Buy the book Alabama Short Stories, Volume 1 at Amazon.com, Bookshop.org or other online bookstore. Buy some merchandise from the Art Done Wright store at TeePublic.com.
This week Vintage Culture plays new tracks from Meduza, Joris Voorn, Diplo. Innellea, Koralova, Jono Stephenson and more... 01. Korolova - Heal My Mind 02. Innellea - Deformation 03. Andeon - The Clown 04. CIOZ - Shaka 05. BLR - Who's Playing 06. MR.BLACK presents VA MO LA - Desert Storm 07. HNTR - Alter Reality 08. Jono Stephenson - I Can't Save You 09. Diplo & Kura - Favela Joint 10. Laura van Dam & TRYAD - Dawn 11. Joris Voorn & Nathan Nicholson - You & I 12. MEDUZA & GENESI - Ecstasy 13. ID - Memento Mori 14. Bedouin - Tijuana (Vintage Culture Remix) 15. Veednem - Maji
The dams in Great Falls are a big part of our town's past and present. On this episode, Rebecca and Shannon are getting a first hand account history lesson of what it was like to live at the Morony Dam townsite. Self-proclaimed "dam kid" Kathy Measure shares stories of growing up at Morony Dam in part two of this two part series.
ON-AIR! This is #PRR585 by Nicky Romero including many brand new tunes by names like Hook N Sling, Choujaa, MANIBA, Cloudrider and many more! The #ProtocolSpotlight of this week is “Take Me Back” by Raiden ft. August Rigo! Tracklist: 1. Choujaa & Joanna - Misbehaving 2. Citadelle - Narrative 3. Nora En Pure - Arbora 4. Laura van Dam x TRYAD - Dawn 5. Protocol Spotlight: Raiden ft. August Rigo - Take Me Back 6. MANIBA - All I Want 7. Hook N Sling - Heat It Up (feat. Nani Castle) 8. Throwback Track: Axwell Λ Ingrosso - Dreamer (Matisse & Sadko Remix) 9. Hardwell & Nicky Romero ft. Meryll - I Wanna Dance 10. Cloudrider - Inside 11. Lukas Vane - Go Back There 12. RetroVision - Move It 13. Michael Jackson - Thriller (eSQUIRE vs Igor Blaska Remix) 14. ID & Moloko - On My Mind (Dub Version) 15. WildVibes & Patrick Key vs. Otto Knows & Avicii - Runnin` Free vs. Back Where I Belong (SunJay MashUp)
Are you going through divorce and you or your spouse own a business? Listen in! Rhonda talks with Business Valuation Expert, Henry Kaskov about valuing your business. What should you consider as you approach this process? They discuss: Who needs a Business Valuation? Discovery Process (learn what DAM is!) Hire a licensed, certified neutral appraiser in the divorce space Ask the right questions How does “good will” affect the outcome? Expert testimony in court About today's guest: Henry Kaskov of Kaskov Valuations has over 15 years of extensive experience in performing business valuations for succession and transition planning, mergers & acquisitions, and marital dissolution. His valuations have also been used for estate and gift tax planning and reporting, ESOPs, corporate dissolution and disputes, commercial economic damages and general financial consulting for clients across the U.S. and around the world. Henry's Website: Kaskov Valuations LinkedIn: Henry Kaskov Your host is Rhonda Noordyk, CDFA®, CEO of The Women's Financial Wellness Center Rhonda has dedicated her career to being an advocate for women and educating them on how financial strategies can impact their personal and professional success. Her work has shown women going through a divorce how to have a voice, be assertive, get results, be driven, and move forward with confidence. For Rhonda and her company, the Women's Financial Wellness Center, helping women isn't just about running the numbers. It's about asking the right questions, demystifying myths and biases around finances, and helping women walk in their power. Rhonda is passionate about helping her clients navigate a broken system and level the playing field so they can achieve success—pre, during, and post-divorce. Grab our National Resource Guide HERE! Sign up for my Masterclass: Women and Divorce We love putting out great content for you! Do us a favor? Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode! Download and share with a friend who might need to hear these conversations. Leave a positive podcast review - ratings and reviews help others find the show!
All new releases this week.Playlist:The Virginmarys - Where Are You Now, [melter] - DAM, Church of Trees - Pet Sematary, Anuseye - Odessa, Derision Cult - Bastards of the World (Leather Strip Mix), Damien Hearse - CRIME, 2 Forks - Look Inside, Skatenigs - Hell and Back Again (Joy Thieves Remix), Mechanical Vein - New Blood (Zardonic Remix), Zeitgeist Zero - Plastic Diamonds, Westenra - Parasite, Disjecta Membra - Rats (The Haunting Cover), Black Angel - Dirty Little Secret, UNDERBRAIN - What the Fuck is This?
The dams in Great Falls are a big part of our town's past and present. On this episode, Rebecca and Shannon are getting a first hand account history lesson of what it was like to live at the Morony Dam townsite. Self-proclaimed "dam kid" Kathy Measure shares stories of growing up at Morony Dam in part one of this two part series.
Det skabte både forundring og forargelse, da den grønlandske politiker Aki-Matilda Høegh-Dam insisterede på at tale grønlandsk under en folketingsdebat om rigsfællesskabet. Hun vil have tolket og oversat Folketingets debatter og dokumenter, så alle på Grønland kan forstå, hvad der bliver sagt og vedtaget i Rigsfællesskabets parlament. Men hun vil meget mere end det. I virkeligheden er Rigsfællesskabet en illusion, siger hun - det er slet ikke et fællesskab, men et udtryk for Danmarks koloniherredømme. Og det vil Aki-Matilda gøre op med: Grønland skal være selvstændigt. Er det realistisk? Hvornår skal det ske? Gæst: Aki-Matilda Høegh-Dam, medlem af Folketinget for Siumut. Vært: Kaare Svejstrup. Programmet er en genudsendelse. Sendt første gang den 22. maj 2022. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rachel Yakar, Jessye Norman, Jennifer Smith, Enid Hartle, Nancy Argenta, Edwige Bourdy, Elisabeth Priday, Nancy Argenta, John Aler, Jose van Dam, Jules Bastin, Jean-Claude Orliac, Jules Bastin, Leonard Pezzino, Ashley Stafford, Leonard Pezzino, Ashley Stafford, Gilles Cachemaille, Jean-Claude Orliac English Baroque Soloists - Monteverdi Choir - John Eliot Gardiner 27 July 1983, Aix-en-Provence -- Broadcast
One way to cover war is to follow the road offered by the dominant army. In Afghanistan, that often meant journalists were embedded with U.S. or NATO troops, and saw the war and the world around it through their eyes. Guest Bette Dam is a Dutch journalist who covered the war in Afghanistan for 15 years. She began her coverage in 2006, embedded with the Dutch troops fighting there. She's the author of two books: Looking for the Enemy, Mullah Omar and the Unknown Taliban, and A Man in a Motorcycle, How Hamid Karzai Came to Power. Dam also teaches a class called "Unlearning Afghanistan" at Sciences Po in Paris, and is working on a PhD at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels on the role of media in conflict. In the course of her reporting Dam realized that most Western journalists were providing a distorted view of the war. It left out the perspective of the Afghan people, and made the country appear more dangerous than it really was. And Dam says the press missed opportunities to hold the U.S. and NATO to account for major blunders – including overlooking the fact that the Taliban surrendered in December 2001. More than 2,000 have died and over 9,000 have been injured in an earthquake that hit western Afghanistan on Saturday, October 7. Dam is partnering with Sense of Humanity and Learn Afghanistan to raise funds for medical aid, food and shelter. Help provide medical aid, food and shelter by donating here. **Copy this link to share this episode anywhere**MORE FROM BETTE DAMTEDx talk: The shortcomings of war reportingBette's SubstackFollow Bette on X (formerly Twitter) ABOUT THE SHOWMaking Peace Visible is produced by Andrea Muraskin and hosted by Jamil Simon. Faith McClure writes our newsletter and designs our website. Creative direction by Peter Agoos. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions, Zero V, and Doyeq. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when episodes come out and learn more about our guests: warstoriespeacestories.org/contact.
Brittany Renner got 35 bodies ? Is that a lot to you? Who are you favorite ex pornstars and what are they doing now. Jeezy and his wife getting a divorce? Can a man feel comfortable and take his cape off around you. Dam on the bucks wtf? Come check us out!!!
Celebrating its recent 30 year anniversary, we catch up with Dr. Richard Kimble and Sam Gerard in The Fugitive (1993) as well as the slapped together sequel, U.S. Marshals (1998). Two actors who don't boast a lot of variety were able to bring an exciting movie together. The second try didn't go as well. Listen and let us know what you think.Subscribe, rate, and review:Apple Podcasts: Our Film FathersSpotify: Our Film FathersGoogle Podcasts: Our Film Fathers---------------------------------------------Follow Us:Instagram: @ourfilmfathersTwitter: @ourfilmfathersEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ca$H, Hash,Glass Nobody Rides Free. Our main Guest Karl Termini @karl_termini_scientific Has learned this lesson deep in the trenches. From his days in the Dam running his glass studio on a shoestring budget, to running a state of the art studio at Cornell. Karl has always given it 110%. No Idea was written off and if there was anyone I could trust would get the job Dunn it was Karl. We will talk about his days at Cornell, running the glass department doing custom scientific pieces and the craziness that came out of that , along with of course our war stories of the Dam and how Glass has kept him on this crazy adventure of his life. His work ethic and perpetual self improvement mindset has brought him halfway around the world to Brazil where he is mastering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has transformed once again now I guess now he's Karl 3.0? Speaking of crazy glass people we've also got @hap_710 Hap Kent from @champstradeshows C.H.A.M.P.S The Premier glass show that's going on next week here in Denver. We have seen this show grow from 99 tagging along at ASD/ASR to a national touring show if you're in Denver next week and interested in glass art you need to check this show out! Now that we are talking glass shows we are gonna check in with @Legacyglassworks in Deluth Minnesota they are having there 4th annual “Legecy Cup”next week we will check in and see how the preparations are going. Finally we have Sara Vaughn VP from reMIND @remindsocial a psychedelic focused B2B event that will be running just ahead of MJ BizCon with all the focus on Vegas that week makes it a a perfect time to address the rapidly emerging psychedelic market that may one day find itself eclipsing the monstrosity that has become the cannabis industry. So get that @dabx GO rig charged your @jerome_baker bong Clean with some
Episode 182: Mike Kinshella of Murderland talks to us about Mike's move to Los Angeles, Jughead and Mike share their experiences with archaic film editing techniques, a wonderfully complex conversation about nostalgia, the origin story of Murderland, EC Comics and how horror films, lyrics, and comics has always spoken to writers like him, on writing the patron saint of burned out losers and Mike's experiences with the film industry, Mike's wonderfully odd and beautiful proposal of marriage to Poli van Dam, plus much much murder, mayhem, marriage, monsters and more more gory more!Murderland BandcampMurderland FacebookMike Kinshella InstagramThe Basement Podcast Patreon Link
In this episode, Karen and Michelle welcome Mary Ellen “Mel” Miller, APR, MBA. Mel is the founder and CEO of MarketingMel, a solo PR firm that strengthens relationships between organizations and the publics they serve. Mel draws on the breadth of her lifelong career as a professional communicator in her new book, “Fill the Dam Thing Up! Building Connections: Communicating throughout the Lifecycle of Infrastructure Projects.” It's a discussion you won't want to miss. Buy the Book: “Fill the Dam Thing Up! Building Connections: Communicating throughout the Lifecycle of Infrastructure Projects” is available on Amazon. Connect with Mel: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marketingmel/ @MarketingMel Transcript Michelle Kane (00:03): Thank you for joining us for an episode of That Solo Life, the podcast for PR pros and marketers who work for themselves, people like me, Michelle Kane with VoiceMatters and our fearless leader over at Solo PR Pro, Karen Swim, and we are thrilled to welcome a guest today. Today we are joined by Mary Ellen, or as she likes to be called, Mel, Miller. Mel holds a special place in our hearts because she is an original Solo PR plankholder. Mel is an accredited public relations professional and the founder and CEO of Marketing Mel, a solo PR firm that strengthens relationships between organizations and the publics they serve. She and I are also fellow Rotarians, so shout out to the Rotarians out there. Mel draws on the breadth of her lifelong career as a professional communicator in her new book, soon to be a bestseller we called it now. That is called “Fill the Dam Thing Up! Building Connections: Communicating throughout the Lifecycle of Infrastructure Projects.” Welcome, Mel. Thank you for joining us today. Mary Ellen "Mel" Miller, APR (01:12): Thank you so much for having me. It's a pleasure to be here. Karen Swim, APR (01:15): Yeah, we're so excited to talk to you and love the title of the book and I won't spoil it, but readers you are going to love it from the introduction and you'll love the little story behind the book title and just in reading the note about how the title came about, it just was such a feeling of comradery and just good. And the book is packed, packed with lots of good insights and information. So good you're here to talk about it. Mary Ellen "Mel" Miller, APR (01:52): Thank you. Thank you. Karen, Michelle Kane (01:55): What brought about you to write this book? Mary Ellen "Mel" Miller, APR (01:59): Well, I realized that it was a really unique project in that it was just a 25 minute drive from my home here in northeast Tennessee, but yet it evolved experts from across the world coming in here to keep a dam safe and to keep people downstream safe because ultimately that's what this project was all about, was safety of the downstream public. What the issue was in a nutshell was what's called internal erosion, which is the number two cause of dam failure in the world, and a muddy seep was discovered at the base of the dam in October of 2014, and also a sinkhole was discovered in the parking lot adjacent to that. And the experts quickly realized that the lake on the opposite side, which was really the majority of people I dealt with very well-to-do lake homeowners, who naturally were rather upset when their lake had to be drawn down approximately an additional 10 feet below the winter pool level. (03:00): So it became a rather low lake then for the duration of the project, but we always had the support of top management. The CEO came in and said, this project's going to be done, it's going to be done safely and right, it's going to take five to seven years. Of course, the people were very upset to hear it would take that long of a timeline, but there was a tremendous amount of community outreach as you can imagine. That's really what this book is about and it really does appeal directly to your audience folks like us. I was brought in as a contractor on the project, so I full-time had the experience in the community and in broadcasting and in pr, all those kinds of things that helped with the outreach. And I would say if I was to sum it up in just two words, it was relationship building. (03:45): As I mentioned in the book, you start out with people, the presidents of the local lake associations with their arms crossed in front of you, just nod at all thrilled that you're there to actually help them clean up the lake on their annual cleanup lake and bringing crews and really showing them that we're here to support showing them that we're here to support. In terms of charity outreach, that was huge. We had a committee of workers on the project. There were about 200 workers on the project, 24 hours a day for several years actually, and they voted to support both the local food bank and also Marine Corps choice for Tots. So every holiday season we were there and we were the largest givers in the whole region While we were there, we knew it was very uncomfortable for the people. We were causing them major discomfort in that the lake had gone down significantly. (04:38): But the flip side of that was we wanted to do all we could in the community and in terms of community outreach to help folks while we were here. So it was a fascinating story and the international aspect, to answer your question, Karen and Michelle, it's not every day that you're in northeast Tennessee and you're hearing accents from Britain and France and Italy and Australia. It was just so fun to, and we all came around together at the conference room table every single morning. All the leaders were together and making the plans for the day. So Karen Swim, APR (05:13): There was a phrase early on, and you used this in the book that jumped out at me and it's “angry neighbors” and this, when you interrupt people's idea of comfort, there's anger. But when I read it, I realized that this is not limited to infrastructure projects today. We really are surrounded by angry neighbors. There's such anger and a lack of patience in our culture. So talk about how you dealt with that and what lessons you drew upon to deal with a constituency that you needed and you wanted them to become advocates and somebody that you actually needed to communicate with that you started out from a platform of them being just angry Mary Ellen "Mel" Miller, APR (06:04): And understandably so justifiably so if you had paid the kind of money they had to have, the lovely homes they have up there, I certainly get how they felt that they didn't want their lake to go down. They still had some water and they still had, we made sure they had access to the water, but it was quite different from the way they were used to. And I think it was twofold. One was the relationship building that I mentioned by showing up month after month in the Lake Association meetings, they started to realize I was for real. I wasn't just flying in and flying out and I lived here to add to that. So I was really here to help them and listen to them. And through that listening, that active listening, that really amounted to environmental scanning. And that's where I picked up on the issue of vegetation management. (06:49): As a lake comes down, vegetation comes up if you think about it. And so that was the next thing that they were very concerned about and we were able to address that head on. We enabled crews, we brought crews into mulch and helped to eliminate where the neighbors wanted. It eliminated, as I mentioned in the book, there was actually one fishermen who didn't want his yard cut. He wanted it safe for future fish habitat. So we did what they wanted and what they asked. That was one. The second thing that I think is really important is to engage the people who start out so adversarial. And the one example that I used, I call 'em the three amigos in the book, and the fun thing is that they actually came around in the end and we were very helpful to one another, but in the beginning they started out adversarial and what we did was give them a job, so to speak, and by that I mean a volunteer role in that very vegetation management role that I just mentioned. (07:48): They were the ones that knew the neighbors, they lived there. So they went out ahead of our crews and talked to the neighbors and helped us with the knocking on doors and said, “Hey, these crews are going to be coming through on boats in the coves. Is that okay?” They'll be coming through on Monday or whatever. And that helped tremendously. It might sound funny to say give 'em a job, but it really worked. And another tip for a PR pro would be frequently asked questions. So often you start to hear the same thing over and over or in a case like that, because they were noisy, the amigos might've thought that they would have special insights into the project. What you do instead in our project manager was really clear on this and it was a great point. You don't give them special insights. You take their questions and you put them out on the website as FAQs and then everybody gets those answers at once. No one gets special treatment. Karen Swim, APR (08:39): I love that. Michelle Kane (08:40): I love that. And it's so true. Those that are most invested usually are the squeakiest wheels. So why not have them join the team and become invested in the outcomes? That's phenomenal. Mary Ellen "Mel" Miller, APR (08:55): Well, thank you. It worked out terrific. We actually started having meetings with him every two weeks and it was funny to watch a turnaround like that and it was definitely, I always said this project was turning around an aircraft carrier. You weren't turning on a dime. This was a seven year project, so it took a while, but it worked. Michelle Kane (09:13): Wow. Certainly a huge aspect of the relationship building for sure. How has this differed from other projects you have worked on? Mary Ellen "Mel" Miller, APR (09:22): Well, I think the size and scope was what was just so huge. And you asked why I wrote the book. I guess that that's another aspect that I realized just how big it was. And also I realized that infrastructure is a major issue in this country. As I was starting to write the book, that bus, many of you remember, it actually was dangling off a bridge in Pittsburgh. You're from Pennsylvania, Michelle, you remember that? I do. And it was like, oh my gosh, this timing of the situation of our infrastructure in our country. Thankfully no one was killed there, but it showed you that we are going to have other major, major projects in this country that are going to need the same kind of outreach. And that's why I wrote the book as well, Karen Swim, APR (10:03): Which is a great point. And you're right, that is a significant issue that I think many of us are aware of, myself included. I think about that, I talk about that, but I never thought about the opportunity for PR pros. And so it's good that you brought up that point that our help will be needed and that there will be lots of these projects in the future. So as we're all looking to future-proof our careers and we're thinking about how we're integrating AI and some of the technological advances, that's a good point. And you brought that up in the book about environmental scanning and be aware of what's around you and start to look at those things and proactively address them in a way of offering your help. That's a great tip. Mary Ellen "Mel" Miller, APR (10:54): And it's funny that you say that because when I first heard about the project, another APR who became my boss, I just think the world of her, she's the one that encouraged me to get the APR actually, she put out a notice to our local public relations society that she was looking for a person that basically it was an exact fit of my job description, could work with the community, be comfortable on camera, whatever, all that kind of stuff, and be a PR pro. And so I had two college students with me that day. I told you I'd like to surround myself with sharp young people. And we were coming back from the meeting and I said, man, what a great opportunity. And I think that's the way we see it, but so many people see it the opposite. And so I tell in the book about how I am sitting at the dentist and my mouth is open and he is like, “You're going to do what?!” - that other professional people that I think have very stressful jobs are thinking that I'm nuts to take on a job like this with community outreach with a bunch of already angry neighbors. (11:50): But I thought it was a fun challenge, as you mentioned. And I think that's the way solo PRs fly. We take on the challenges and we're ready to do it. And the other thing that was really big in the book to me was to realize it's a long game. You really have to have resilience and you have to be willing to just keep chugging along and plugging along. And I actually had this vision towards the end of the project after so many years of seeing massive drills on top of the dam and huge construction equipment up there to, I put this picture from July of 2014 as my screensaver, and it was kids frolicking at the beach because there's an actual beach area there at the base of the dam where the public loves to swim, but it had to be closed throughout the project. (12:39): And I just kept looking at that picture from, let's see, I posted it in the fall of 21 and the project officially, we had our celebration in ribbon cutting, May 25th, 2022. So I was staring at it for that long and I just kept seeing that as the long game, we are going to get to this again. And I share in the book on that final day, first we had the ribbon cutting with all the stakeholders and it was great, beautiful day in May. And then we had the public come in and we had our subject matter experts all available to talk to the public. And that was really fun. And the partners in the community, including the three Amigos, the local fishing groups, various groups like that, and I was sitting on, I was waiting for my family. They were coming in because they wanted to see it of course. And this family comes up to me and they said, is it okay? They were very timid, can we go swimming? And I said, sure, absolutely. And it was like there they, they jumped in the water and I snapped pictures and I was like, there it is. That's the vision. So I think we have to cast a vision as solo PR pros that there's something good to come in the long run, even though there may be challenges and hills along the way. Karen Swim, APR (13:49): And I'm glad that you said that because I was going to ask with a seven year project, and that's different from a lot of our assignments. While we may have clients that long, there are a series of projects along the way. It's not one long assignment. So I know that along the way there was probably moments where it seemed like there was not a lot of activity sometimes where it was more challenging. How did you keep yourself fueled and refreshed during this very long project? Mary Ellen "Mel" Miller, APR (14:22): Very long project? That is a great question because it was hard, and I really appreciate the things you do when you talk about the challenges we have with the difficulties of what we do. We're dealing with crises a lot. But I did things like honestly taking my lunch break at the picnic table and being outside and going for a little walk at lunchtime, that sounds really simple, but I think you just have to give yourself that little mental break in the day. That was a big one. I made sure that I was up, see, I was actually physically removed from the main project group. I would go up there every morning and meet with the main project group, but I was in an area where the public could get to me and I could get to the public. And I had two armed guards with me because speaking of stress, someone had threatened to blow up the dam just before I arrived, but this is what we deal with. (15:17): So we had to have armed guards protect the site itself. And then indirectly me, because I was in the same trailer with them, it was a very large trailer that we had maps and cartoon type drawings of the project itself. We had a model dam that was very useful in teaching the public and in teaching school groups as well that we showcased there. And then as I mentioned, so much community outreach. There was an eagle's nest that we supported and it was like a live eagle. People love those things. They turn their computer on and they watch 'em for hours. And so we supported that with the local power company at the time. And we got, I remember having a picture of the eagle out there. He had, or she, well, both they're paired, had nested on private property right along the lake. So that was a fun thing to do. But in terms of those kind of mental breaks that you take like a walk or making sure you're around a lot of people when you get the opportunity to, I didn't even usually take regular lunch breaks, but occasionally I would with a couple of friends. And that was a big treat for me just to get out and talk to people about something different. Michelle Kane (16:24): I think that's a really good point. Karen Swim, APR (16:25): It's so simple things that we take for granted that we do need and we have to build those in. And I know for many PR pros like you, I normally don't take lunch, but the days that I get out of the office and go meet somebody for lunch, it is, it's different and it refreshes you and you feel so energized after that. Michelle Kane (16:47): So true. Especially in such a long slog like that, it's important to remember that part of what we do is to keep ourselves replenished. It's not irresponsible to step away for 15, even 15 minutes or oh, goodness, an hour. Mary Ellen "Mel" Miller, APR (17:03): Right? That's a big treat for us. But sometimes you need it. Michelle Kane (17:07): Yeah, definitely Karen Swim, APR (17:09): You talked a little bit about planning and for those of us who have gone through the accreditation process, we are well familiar with RPI, but you talked about 10 step plan, share with us how that plan worked for you, because I sometimes feel like everybody doesn't get it like a plan. You've got to have a plan, and we may be speaking with people that are outside of the PR profession that listen. So talk about that a little bit and talk about the process you used. Mary Ellen "Mel" Miller, APR (17:45): Oh, well, I'm really glad you mentioned that. The planning. Planning. There's a quote that I used from General Eisenhower in the book, and of course I'm not finding it this very second because I'm looking for it, but it's basically that once you get into battle, basically for him you have to have the plan, but then it's kind of like the plan may go by the wayside, but you had that initial plan. I'm paraphrasing him greatly here, but it's so important. And he's exactly right. So you have that initial plan. I had an overarching communications plan that I would update annually and give to the project manager and then kind of subsets of that as various projects within that communications plan would come up throughout the year. I use Fern bon's 10 step PR plan. There's actually a link to that URL in the book because I use that plan all the time, Karen. (18:37): And we learned about that in our APR process. But it's just some basic steps to follow and how you start with your strategies and objectives, what your first goals are, and then you drill down more into your tactical work of how you're going to execute that PR plan. So yes, that's important. And then the other thing, this is really simple, it's just a basic spreadsheet, but every week or then I think it went to every other week when I would meet with the managers, and that's another really important thing, be sure you get a seat at the table with the top management. That's very important for the PR pro. But when I would meet with them, I would give them that updated spreadsheet on what's going on in the community to date, what we've just finished this week or last week and what we have coming up. So that was a really good way to keep track and it's so basic, just a little Excel spreadsheet and where you are. Karen Swim, APR (19:29): So true. I love it. So true. And I love, we do have to, I always say that you hold everything with an open hand, so you plan, but you realize, and you talked about this, you talked about the project leaders that you started with were not the project leaders that you finished with. And it's a good point because we see that a lot with just in our day-to-day client engagements where leadership changes or there's staffing changes. And so you may start out with a CEO, but that CEO may not go the journey with you. So how did you manage those transitions on top of this massive project? Talk a little bit about the strategies that you used to keep things moving and to keep the momentum and then having to develop new relationships along the way because things were changing and your team sometimes changed. Mary Ellen "Mel" Miller, APR (20:20): Well, the team was fantastic, and the reason they changed was they were so good. They got promoted into other positions. They were really on a showcase project. And so when they did so well there, they got promoted up, most of them. Well, the project manager lasted through most of it, and then he got promoted onto a much bigger project towards maybe the last year or six months. So he and I worked very closely together. And then I just adapted the new project manager who came in. She was awesome. She was kind of his handpick. She did not like to go out into public events as much as he did. He was really great with the public speaking events. She liked to be a little bit more behind the scenes. But then we accommodated that with actually a project moves in phases. I cover that in the book as well. And so the project technical director actually ended up really stepping up at that point. And actually his group was called the Asset Owner at that point because they were under the DAM safety heading. And he was terrific at going out and doing those public things. So they filled in the gap. Well, and I guess I was just so fortunate to work with such fantastic professionals that it was a pretty smooth transition when it came to working with different leadership. They made it easy. Michelle Kane (21:35): That's so important as well. And even what you touched on is having that seat at the table. I don't know that our equal professionals out there that we often work with realize how important that is. I always say I don't have to know everything, but I have to know everything. Mary Ellen "Mel" Miller, APR (21:55): That is well said. And the vegetation management I mentioned is a great example. And I've recently started some public speaking at Rotary Clubs. Michelle and a couple of engineers trailed me out of one because they wanted to buy my book. It was really sweet. And I'd already ran out of books. That was really fun. I'd sold three and I had two more in the car. So they followed me out and they said, you know what? We would've been thinking about the caisson, but you saw the vegetation management. And I said, well, that's where I operate at 30,000 feet. But all three of us do here. And our listeners as well, we're paid to operate at 30,000 feet. They're paid to worry about the caisson because that's really important. (22:37): And by the way, that was the solution. They built an underground cutoff wall that was kind of the showpiece of what they called the composite seepage barrier. So it was literally a barrier built within the earth and embankment that cut off pretty easy to explain, cut off the seepage. And then they also had some berms they built around it and they did some drilling and grouting as well. So it was kind of a three phased effort to repair the dam. And they did, and they did it safely. And that's the good news on time and under budget, Karen Swim, APR (23:13): That's music to everyone's ears, isn't it? Seriously able to achieve that. We could talk to you about any of these topics that you cover in the book for an entire hour, but as we near the end of our time, I want to personally make sure that people know where to get this great book because there, it's fun. It's a fun read and you write with such warmth and it's so relatable. I've never worked on infrastructure projects like this, but I completely relate it to the way that you laid out the story in the book. And it's a good read. And I do believe that this will become a bestseller. And I believe that there's probably more books in you, Mel Miller, so talk where they can pick up this book. Mary Ellen "Mel" Miller, APR (23:59): Well, thank you so much. I really appreciate your support, both of you. I appreciate you having me on this podcast. They can pick up the book on Amazon right now, just Google it, “Fill the Dam Thing Up.” The book will show up right away. And then I've just caught the book on audio, and Isaac, the sound engineer is sitting right here and he is editing away. So it will show up on Audible in the very near future. And then I ultimately plan to do an e-book as well. But you learn on this author journey, and one of the things I've learned is there's some different formatting you have to do for e-book. So I'll come back with that, but I plan to have it on all three channels available to people that like to read in different formats. Michelle Kane (24:37): Fantastic, fantastic. So we thank you so much. And where else can we find you online? LinkedIn, I assume, or Mary Ellen "Mel" Miller, APR (24:45): Oh yes. I love LinkedIn and I think that's the perfect social media platform for what I do because it's not just the PR pros, but it's also the project managers who work with the PR pros who are out on LinkedIn. So that's a great one. I'm Marketing Mel everywhere, “Marketing” and then M-e-l, so my nickname as was mentioned earlier. So just feel free to connect with me. Twitter, you name it, I'm out there. So look forward to connecting. Michelle Kane (25:10): We are so grateful that you took your time to spend with us today, and we hope everyone out there pre-orders the book and please do hook up with Mel on LinkedIn, make sure you follow her successes with this wonderful book that we can all learn so much from. That's what I love about this profession. We learn from each other and we thank you for listening today to our audience. If you enjoyed this episode, we invite you to share it around and I mean what's not to enjoy with this episode. And until next time, thanks for listening to That Solo Life.
Isabel Khalili talks with two members of DAM, Tamer and Maysa, about their influences, the themes from Ben Haana Wa Maana, as well as the power (and limitations) of hip-hop as a tool for change. Audio production by Roddy Nikpour. Support the podcast: kexp.org/50hiphop See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Isabel Khalili revisits 2019 with the album Ben Haana Wa Maana by the Arabic hip-hop pioneers DAM. The group formed more than 20 years ago when they saw what hip-hop was doing in the U.S., tapped into its power, and used it as a vehicle for change in their home across the world in Palestine. Written by Isabel Khalili. Audio production by Roddy Nikpour. Support the podcast: kexp.org/50hiphop See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 181: Poli Van Dam is BACK with a guest appearance from Billy Brown. On this episode we talk to Poli about Jughead's Covid, Journal Writing & Diaries, Liquid Death Update, The Poli Van Dam Band Has Arrived, Touring With Aquadolls, The Origin Story of Semi Famous, Diabetes Talk And The Forces Used To Fight Back, plus much much whopping holy shit more more more!Debut of a new song called Obvious from Semi Famous, featuring Ryan Rockwell and Poli van Dam is at the end of this episode!Go to Rare Bird Lit for Billy Brown's record and also look for a future link for the release of Weasels In A Box, by Semi Famous with Poli Van Dam joining in on vocals.