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Joe Lonsdale: American Optimist
Joe & Ro Khanna Debate Tech Censorship and Income Inequality; Find Common Ground on Decentralization

Joe Lonsdale: American Optimist

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 34:47


Congressman Ro Khanna is the Democratic Congressman from California's 17th District, which covers large swaths of Silicon Valley. A self-described "progressive capitalist," Khanna bucks the current political norms and works to advance meaningful bipartisan legislation. In this episode, we debate income inequality, wealth taxes, and other hot-button issues, but also find common ground on reasonable regulations for Big Tech, introducing more innovation into healthcare, and promoting nuclear energy. His forthcoming book is titled “Dignity in a Digital Age” and focuses on closing the digital divide in rural America.

Streets Dept Podcast
Jonathon Stalls and The Fight For Pedestrian Dignity

Streets Dept Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 52:43


Today on the podcast host Conrad Benner talks with Denver-based walking artist and pedestrian advocate, Jonathon Stalls. In 2010, Jonathon spent 242 days walking across the United States. Since then he's built a grassroots walking movement focused on cultivating connections to others, to the places we live, and to ourselves. One of his latest efforts: creating content for his wildly popular Pedestrian Dignity TikTok page that explores good and bad public design across the world.

Manna - Food for Thought
101.24 - DIGNITY (Catholicism 101)

Manna - Food for Thought

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 20:10


WARNING: This episode contains subject matter pertaining to sensitive moral issues, which may not be appropriate for young children. Parental discretion is advised.SHOW NOTES:Originally premiered on March 14th, 2021.Episode 24: Dignity on YouTubeEpisode 24 Discussion GuideFull Foundations SeriesAll Episode GuidesSt. Charles Borromeo, pray for us!See you in the Eucharist!www.mannafoodforthought.com@mannafoodforthought

In the Spotlight
Episode 057 - Dignity, Discrimination, Drugs, Dominion and Doc Dollars

In the Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 54:14


In this episode, Executive Director of weDignify and March for Life organizer Kevin Grillot joins the show to discuss the Midwest's largest pro-life event; Vax discrimination in the suburbs; New reports show that more fentanyl has been seized at US Border than heroin for the first time in US History; Jeanne takes South Dakota; and an 'Open the Books 'Investigation reveals that Fauci's retirement pay will exceed $350,000 per years - the largest in U.S. Federal Government history.

Where Do We Go From Here
88: Chasing Glory in the Song of Songs

Where Do We Go From Here

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 40:45


What if there was more to being men and women than cultural roles and expectations? Aimee Byrd joins us with an invitation to study the Song of Songs as something beautiful, glorious, and re-invigorating for our imaginations.  Join our partners for $3/month to hear Aimee talk about her book Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and the resulting backlash against the book. Partners also get weekly podcast episodes recapping romcoms and purity culture news.  Join the conversation on Instagram and Twitter Full show notes here Aimee Byrd lives in her hometown in Frederick, MD with her husband, Matt, with one teen, one young adult with her foot out the door, and one in grad. school. A former coffee cafe owner, Aimee now uses many of her conversational barista skills in writing and speaking. She is the author of Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and the upcoming book The Sexual Reformation: Restoring the Dignity and Personhood of Man and Woman. Visit Aimee's blog here and connect with her on Twitter @aimeebyrdhwt.  

Sermons from St. George's
Caroline Osborne: The Gift of Dignity

Sermons from St. George's

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 15:22


"The very fabric of the universe, and most especially the nature of humanity, was changed because God who created it chose to become a part of that created universe.” Sermon from 1/2/2022 at The Table.

The Takeaway
Rethinking Public Health Under Omicron 2022-01-04

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 52:49


Rethinking Public Health Under Omicron  We speak with Dr. Céline Gounder, infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and host of the Epidemic podcast, about what statistics to keep an eye on at the moment and how public health officials should be communicating this information.  How "Clean" Energy Continues To Harm Indigenous Communities What happens when the new threat that tribal nations are confronting is clean energy? We were joined by Nick Estes, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, and host of The Red Nation podcast. The Power and Necessity of Treating Criminal Defendants with Dignity A conversation with Judge Victoria Pratt about the theory and practice of procedural justice criminal court. For transcripts, see individual segment pages.

The Takeaway
Rethinking Public Health Under Omicron 2022-01-04

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 52:49


Rethinking Public Health Under Omicron  We speak with Dr. Céline Gounder, infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and host of the Epidemic podcast, about what statistics to keep an eye on at the moment and how public health officials should be communicating this information.  How "Clean" Energy Continues To Harm Indigenous Communities What happens when the new threat that tribal nations are confronting is clean energy? We were joined by Nick Estes, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, and host of The Red Nation podcast. The Power and Necessity of Treating Criminal Defendants with Dignity A conversation with Judge Victoria Pratt about the theory and practice of procedural justice criminal court. For transcripts, see individual segment pages.

Speaking of Travel®
Finding Your Way Home With Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis

Speaking of Travel®

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 48:38


Enter the world of Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis. Omi's life has prepared us for this moment for her to be our guide. Her name means Water Gives Me Joy, Honor, and Dignity and she shares valuable insights on healing, happiness and mindfulness. Omi is trauma-focused counselor, kids yoga teacher, diversity facilitator, a mom, an artist and an author. She is a total water fanatic and for the last 15 years has traveled to many sacred waterways across the world. And she's been researching the iconography and connecting  stories of African and Asian Water Mother Goddesses and how they connect us to each other, and a world of  peace.A must listen for anyone who wants to reawaken to the fact that it is normal to feel.

The Paul Tripp Podcast
263. The Dignity of Work | Proverbs Study

The Paul Tripp Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 17:15


To be human is to work. Work is not a result of the fall - work is something God assigned for man to do before sin entered the world. Therefore, we have to take this call seriously in our lives. In today's episode, we'll continue through Paul's Bible study in the book of Proverbs by looking at three more themes from this book of wisdom.1. The Dignity of Work2. The Stewardship of Physical Things3. The Practicality of Godward LivingIf you've been enjoying The Paul Tripp Podcast, would you consider leaving a review? Each review helps us reach more people with the transforming power of Jesus Christ.

Design Lab with Bon Ku
EP 53: Designing Beauty in Hospitals, Part 2 | Michael Murphy

Design Lab with Bon Ku

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 33:42


Michael Murphy, Int FRIBA, is a Founding Principal and Executive Director of MASS Design Group, a collective of architecture and design advocates dedicated to the construction of dignity. Since MASS's beginnings, Michael's portfolio documents work in over a dozen countries and spans the areas of healthcare, education, housing, urban development, food systems, indigenous sovereignty, and the public monument. Murphy's 2016 TED talk has reached over 1.7 million views, and he was awarded the Al Filipov Medal for Peace and Justice in 2017. Michael is the Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design at Georgia Institute of Technology, Baumer Visiting Professor at The Ohio State University's Knowlton School, and has lectured at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Michigan, Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. Under Michael's guidance, MASS has been awarded globally and featured in over 900 publications. Most recently, MASS was selected as the 2022 AIA Architecture Firm of the Year, featured on CBS' 60 minutes and recognized as the winner of the AIA 2021 Collaborative Achievement Award, Wall Street Journal's 2020 Architecture Innovator, the National Arts and Letters Award for 2017, and the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Check out Michael's new book, “The Architecture of Health: Hospital Design and the Construction of Dignity” and visit the “Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics” exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in NYC! Bon and Michael geeked out about design and health for so long that we had to split the conversation into two episodes. They talk about the evolution of the modern hospital, creating buildings that breathe, bringing beauty into healthcare and so much more.

Inspired Choices ~ Christine McIver, Holographist Coach
Change The Course of Your Success ~ Christine McIver

Inspired Choices ~ Christine McIver, Holographist Coach

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021


Inspired Choices with Christine McIver  Change the course of your success or continue to be at the affect of your environment.  Do you actually make choices or are you reacting to those around you?  Do you create from a strategic plan or jump on the treadmill of creation hoping to hit the jackpot one day? You are a powerful being with more awareness than you have likely been acknowledging.  During this show Christine McIver, Strategic Business Coach, will guide you in solid steps to set the course, not just walk it.  Join live to ask questions and be present for your future. *Listen now on the Inspired Choices Network app!  https://linktr.ee/inspiredchoicesnetwork Strategic Business Package  https://www.inspiredchoices.ca/business-packages.html ~ More About Inspired Choices with Christine McIver ~  Christine McIver is a Business Strategist Coach, Inspirational Speaker, TV & Radio Personality, and the Founder & Owner of Inspired Choices Network. Christine is highly successful at inspiring individuals and businesses to make choices that will bring them increased success, greater joy, self-confidence and remarkable inspiring change.  All of which increased the abundance in their lives and businesses. Christine lives her life out loud and is a natural cheerleader.  She believes in the abilities of others to change their lives quickly and easily. Creator of the programs: UpYourAsk The Pleasure of Business Divorce with Dignity  Be The Dominatrix of Your Life Host Your Own Show Christine entices clients to show up more in their life, businesses & relationships than they ever have. She invites them to make all that they once knew was possible, possible. Christine believes that you can be living & loving your life with ease!  Her kind, direct and joy filled approach is both comforting and stretching.  Christine has impacted thousands of individuals with her enthusiastic message of possibilities.  Christine invites all into knowing that all things are possible beyond what is present in your life right now. https://www.inspiredchoices.ca/ ~  https://www.facebook.com/InspiredChoicesCA ~  https://www.youtube.com/user/InspiredChoicesInc To get more of Inspired Choices ~ Christine McIver, be sure to visit the podcast page for replays of all her shows here: https://www.inspiredchoicesnetwork.com/podcast/inspired-choices-christine-mciver/

SaskaPriest
Homily from Dec. 24, 2021 (Christmas Mass During the Night): Christian, Remember Your Dignity

SaskaPriest

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 7:39


Here is my homily from December 24, 2021, Christmas Mass During the Night. See the readings at usccb.org.

Fred English Channel » FRED English Podcast
Matias Rojas Valencia – A Place Called Dignity #PÖFF25

Fred English Channel » FRED English Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 16:46


Revisiting the horrors of Chile's Colonia Dignidad.Matias Rojas Valencia – A Place Called Dignity #PÖFF25 was first posted on December 24, 2021 at 2:45 pm.©2015 "Fred English Channel". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at radio@fred.fm

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Harry Spaight – Learn About Selling With Dignity

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 36:55


BIO: Harry Spaight is a Keynote Speaker, Coach, and Author of Selling with Dignity-Your Formula for Life-Changing Sales Results. STORY: Harry invested in mobile homes in Georgia without researching. He trusted a young man he knew through the father. In just three months, the houses were run down, and the tenants refused to pay rent. Harry lost over $100,000 that he'd made from selling his home. LEARNING: Get a financial advisor that you trust and consult before making an investment decision. Collaborate with the right people. Do your research.   “Stick with what you're doing and get better at it.”Harry Spaight  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/harryspaight/ (Harry Spaight) is a Keynote Speaker, Coach, and Author of https://amzn.to/3DYaR4n (Selling with Dignity-Your Formula for Life-Changing Sales Results). After spending several years in mission work, Harry has been succeeding in Sales as an Award-Winning Multi-million Dollar Sales Producer and Sales Leader for over two decades. Selling successfully can be achieved with timeless principles. Putting others over self, being a good listener, and doing the right thing all go a long way towards growing a successful business. Worst investment everIn the early 2000s, Harry met this young guy who was a real go-getter. He played golf with his dad, and the three built a great relationship. The young guy moved to South Carolina and got into real estate. The young man called Harry and told him about this opportunity he had investing in mobile homes. He said to him that all he had to do was make a low investment, allow him to use his credit, and the young man would take care of everything. Harry would then receive rent at the end of the month. Harry had just sold a house and made some money from it. He used this money to invest in six properties in a small town in Georgia. Soon enough, he started making passive income from the properties. He was making about $1,000 a month. Everything was working out great. About three months in, everything started going wrong. People stopped paying rent, and the property management left. Now Harry had to fly from Virginia to Georgia to collect his rent. He was shocked by what he saw. The properties were a slum. When he spoke to the tenants, they all refused to pay rent because the houses had so many issues. Now the $1,000 rent he was receiving turned into Harry paying somewhere around $4,000 a month in mortgages. The money he had made from the house sale started to dwindle. Harry went back to the young man and asked for his money back. The young man suggested that he give him three better houses, which would make him more money. Foolishly, Harry accepted the offer. His bills went up to $6,000 a month. The $100,000 he had made from the house sale was gone within a few months. Lessons learnedGet a financial advisor you trust, and bounce your ideas off of them before putting your money down. Andrew's takeawaysYou cannot build a sustainable business without relying on others. So spend time thinking about who you're committing to do something with because chances are, you're going to be with them a lot longer than you think. Take time to think through every investment and do thorough research before signing off on it. Actionable adviceHave a team of smart people around you. No. 1 goal for the next 12 monthsFor the next 12 months, Harry's goal is to get his book https://amzn.to/3DYaR4n (Selling with Dignity-Your Formula for Life-Changing Sales Results) into the hands of 1000s of people. He believes that he can help people have life-changing results in the way they position and sell themselves. Parting words  “Be patient even when you're going through tough times. You'll get through it.”Harry Spaight  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Harry Spaighthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/harryspaight/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/harry.spaight (Facebook) https://amzn.to/3DYaR4n (Book) Andrew's...

19 Nocturne Boulevard
19 Nocturne Boulevard - A TRILOGY FOR XMAS - Reissue

19 Nocturne Boulevard

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 46:22


Nothing is ever normal at 19 Nocturne Boulevard.  So when Olivia, our sultry announcer, decides to read the listeners a few of her favorite Xmas tales, things get a bit out of hand. Adapted by Julie Hoverson from stories by Arnold Bennett, Rudyard Kipling, and Joseph Conrad, appearing in A Christmas Garland edited by Max Beerbohm, published in 1912 Cast List Olivia - Julie Hoverson Emily Wrackgarth - Beverly Poole Jos Wrackgarth - Russell Gold Albert Grapp - Gareth Bowley Kipling/narrator - Rick Lewis Judlip - Cole Hornaday Mr. Williams - Michael Coleman [from Tales of the Extradordinary] Mahamo - Pat McNally Music:  Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com) Editing and Sound:   Julie Hoverson Cover Photo:  Sanja Gjenero (courtesy of Stock Xchange.com)   "Puh-leeze!  Do I sound like the type to offend with yet another rendition of A Christmas Carol?"   **************************************************** A TRILOGY FOR CHRISTMAS Cast: Olivia SCRUTS Emily Wrackgarth Jos Wrackgarth Albert Grapp   PC X36 Kipling Judlip Father Christmas   THE FEAST Williams Mahamo ANNOUNCER    The stories for tonight's show have been abridged and dramatized by Julie Hoverson     OLIVIA     Did you have any trouble finding it?  Well sit right down.  I want to read you my favorite Christmas stories.  No, don't go!  [disgusted] Oh, puh-lease!  Do I seem the type to offend with yet another rendition of A Christmas Carol, or The night Before Christmas?  Even the Velveteen Rabbit, which is a truly disturbing tale to any small child, is far too common for this house.  MUSIC CREEPS IN OLIVIA    Indulge me, won't you?  I promise I won't disappoint.  I have selected three of my most favorite Christmas tales to share with you, and even if one is a bit romantic and sentimental, well, you have to let me be girly sometimes, right?  So - I'll get sentiment out of the way and move right into the more... meaty stories.  The first story, then, is Scruts by Arnold Bennett MUSIC CHANGES OLIVIA     Emily Wrackgarth stirred the Christmas pudding till her right arm began to ache. But she did not cease for that. SOUND    KITCHEN, STIRRING OLIVIA    She stirred on till her right arm grew so numb that it might have been the right arm of some girl at the other end of Bursley. And yet something deep down in her whispered EMILY    [muttered] It is your right arm! And you can do what you like with it! OLIVIA    She did what she liked with it. Relentlessly she kept it moving till it reasserted itself as the arm of Emily Wrackgarth, prickling and tingling as with red-hot needles in every tendon from wrist to elbow. And still Emily Wrackgarth hardened her heart. EMILY    Mine.  You are mine. OLIVIA    Presently she saw the spoon no longer revolving, but wavering aimlessly in the midst of the basin. EMILY    Ridiculous! This must be seen to! OLIVIA    In the down of dark hairs that connected her eyebrows there was a marked deepening of that vertical cleft which, visible at all times, warned you that here was a young woman not to be trifled with. Her brain despatched to her hand a peremptory message—which miscarried. The spoon wabbled as though held by a baby. EMILY    [exasperated noise] OLIVIA    Emily knew that she herself as a baby had been carried into this very kitchen to stir the Christmas pudding. Year after year, as she grew up, she had been allowed to stir it "for luck." And those, she reflected, were the only cookery lessons she ever got. EMILY    How like Mother! OLIVIA    Mrs. Wrackgarth had died in the past year, of a complication of ailments.  Emily still wore on her left shoulder that small tag of crape which is as far as the Five Towns go in the way of mourning. Her father had died in the year previous to that, of a still more curious and enthralling complication of ailments.  Jos, his son, carried on the Wrackgarth Works, EMILY    [interrupting] and I kept house for Jos. I with my own hand made this pudding. But for me, this pudding would not have been. Fantastic! Utterly incredible! OLIVIA    [slightly miffed] And yet so it was. She was grown-up. She was mistress of the house. She could make or unmake puddings at will. And yet she was Emily Wrackgarth. Which was absurd. EMILY    It is doubtful whether the people of southern England have even yet realised how much introspection there is going on all the time in the Five Towns. OLIVIA    [ahem!]  Emily was now stirring the pudding with her left hand. The ingredients had already been mingled indistinguishably in that rich, undulating mass of tawniness which proclaims perfection. But Emily was determined to give her left hand, not less than her right, what she called EMILY    "a doing." OLIVIA    Emily was like that.  At mid-day, when her brother came home from the Works, she was still at it. EMILY    Brought those scruts with you? JOS    That's a fact. OLIVIA    And he dipped his hand into the sagging pocket of his coat.  It is perhaps necessary to explain what scruts are. In the daily output of every potbank there are a certain proportion of flawed vessels. These are cast aside by the foreman, EMILY    with a lordly gesture, OLIVIA    and in due course are hammered into fragments. These fragments, which are put to various uses, are called scruts; and one of the uses they are put to is a sentimental one. EMILY    The dainty and luxurious Southerner looks to find in his Christmas pudding a wedding-ring, a gold thimble, a threepenny-bit, or the like. To such fal-lals the Five Towns would say fie. OLIVIA     A Christmas pudding in the Five Towns contains nothing but suet, flour, lemon-peel, cinnamon, brandy, almonds, raisins—and two or three scruts. There is a world of poetry, beauty, romance, in scruts—though you have to have been brought up on them to appreciate it. Scruts have passed into the proverbial philosophy of the district. EMILY    "Him's a pudden with more scruts than raisins to 'm" OLIVIA    is a criticism not infrequently heard. It implies respect, even admiration. Of Emily Wrackgarth herself people often said, in reference to her likeness to her father, JOS    "Her's a scrut o' th' owd basin."  [realizing he cut in] Oh, Hmm.  Pardon. OLIVIA    Jos had emptied out from his pocket on to the table a good three dozen of scruts. EMILY     I laid aside my spoon, rubbed the palms of my hands on the bib of my apron, and proceeded to finger these scruts with the air of a connoisseur, rejecting one after another. OLIVIA    The pudding was a small one, designed merely for herself and Jos, with remainder to "the girl"; so that it could hardly accommodate more than two or three scruts. EMILY     I knew well that one scrut is as good as another. Yet I did not want my brother to feel that anything selected by him would necessarily pass muster. OLIVIA     For his benefit she ostentatiously wrinkled her nose. JOS    By the by, you remember Albert Grapp? I've asked him to step over from Hanbridge and help eat our snack on Christmas Day. EMILY    [incensed] You've asked that Mr. Grapp? JOS    No objection, I hope? He's not a bad sort. And he's considered a bit of a ladies' man, you know. EMILY    [incensed noise] SOUND    CLATTER OF SCRUTS INTO BOWL OLIVIA    Emily gathered up all the scruts and let them fall in a rattling shower on the exiguous pudding. Two or three fell wide of the basin. EMILY    [vengefully]  I made sure they all fit, too. JOS    [alarmed] Steady on!  What's that for? EMILY    That's for your guest.  And if you think you're going to palm me off on to him, or on to any other young fellow, you're a fool, Jos Wrackgarth! JOS    I - I would never-- EMILY    Don't think I don't know what you've been after, just of late. Cracking up one young sawny and then another on the chance of me marrying him! I never heard of such goings on. But here I am, and here I'll stay, as sure as my name's Emily Wrackgarth, Jos Wrackgarth! OLIVIA    It is difficult to write calmly about Emily at this point. For her, in another age, ships would have been launched and cities besieged. But brothers are a race apart, and blind. It is a fact that Jos would have been glad to see his sister "settled" JOS    [muttered] —preferably in one of the other four Towns. OLIVIA    [chuckle] She took up the spoon and stirred vigorously. The scruts grated and squeaked together around the basin, while the pudding feebly wormed its way up among them. MUSIC CHANGES ALBERT    [whispered] Is it me?  Oh!  [up]  Albert Grapp, ladies' man though he was, was humble of heart. Nobody knew this but himself. OLIVIA    Not one of his fellow clerks in Clither's Bank knew it. The general theory in Hanbridge was "Him's got a stiff opinion o' hisself." ALBERT    But this arose from what was really a sign of humility in him. He made the most of himself. OLIVIA    He had, for instance, a way of his own in the matter of dressing. He always wore a voluminous frock-coat, with a pair of neatly-striped vicuna trousers-- ALBERT    --which he placed every night under his mattress, thus preserving in perfection the crease down the centre of each. OLIVIA     He had two caps, one of blue serge, the other of shepherd's plaid. These he wore on alternate days. He wore them in a way of his own—well back from his forehead, so as not to hide his hair.  OLIVIA    On wet days he wore a mackintosh. This, as he did not yet possess a great-coat, he wore also, but with less glory, on cold days. ALBERT    He had hoped there might be rain on Christmas morning. But there was no rain. [sigh, resigned] Like my luck. OLIVIA    [whispered, urgent] Stop referring to yourself in the third person, no one else does.  [back up] Since Jos Wrackgarth had introduced Albert to his sister at the Hanbridge Oddfellows' Biennial Hop, ALBERT    when he -I- danced two quadrilles with her, OLIVIA    --he had seen her but once. He had nodded to her, Five Towns fashion, and she had nodded back at him, but with a look that seemed to say-- EMILY    You needn't nod next time you see me. I can get along well enough without your nods. ALBERT    A frightening girl! And yet her brother had since told ...me... she seemed "a bit gone, like" on me!  Impossible! He, Albert Grapp, make an impression on the brilliant Miss Wrackgarth! Yet she had sent him a verbal invite to spend Christmas in her own home. OLIVIA    You're doing it again. ALBERT    [oblivious, enchanted] And the time had come. He was on his way. Incredible that he should arrive! The tram must surely overturn, or be struck by lightning. And yet no! He arrived safely. OLIVIA    [sigh] The small servant who opened the door gave him another verbal message from Miss Wrackgarth. [disapproving] Wipe your feet well on the mat.  [narrating again] In obeying this order he experienced a thrill of satisfaction he could not account for. He must have stood shuffling his boots vigorously for a full minute. ALBERT    This, he told himself, was life. He, Albert Grapp, was alive. And the world was full of other men, all alive; and yet, because they were not doing Miss Wrackgarth's bidding, none of them really lived. OLIVIA    In the parlour he found Jos awaiting him. The table was laid for three. JOS    So you're here, are you? OLIVIA    Said the host, using the Five Towns formula. JOS    Emily's in the kitchen.  Happen she'll be here directly. ALBERT    I hope she's tol-lol-ish? JOS    She is.  But don't you go saying that to her. She doesn't care about society airs and graces. You'll make no headway if you aren't blunt. ALBERT    Oh, right you are. OLIVIA    A moment later Emily joined them, still wearing her kitchen apron. EMILY    So you're here, are you? OLIVIA    She said, but did not shake hands. The servant had followed her in with the tray, and the next few seconds were occupied in the disposal of the beef and trimmings.  The meal began, Emily carving. JOS    [sigh] The main thought of a man less infatuated than Albert Grapp would have been "This girl can't cook. And she'll never learn to." The beef, instead of being red and brown, was pink and white. Uneatable beef! ALBERT    [rapturizing] And yet he relished it more than anything he had ever tasted. This beef was her own handiwork. Thus it was because she had made it so....  [up]  Happen I could do with a bit more, like. OLIVIA    Emily hacked off the bit more and jerked it on to the plate he had held out to her. ALBERT    Thanks! OLIVIA    Only when the second course came on did he suspect that the meal was a calculated protest. This a Christmas pudding? The litter of fractured earthenware was hardly held together by the suet and raisins. ALBERT    All his pride of manhood—and there was plenty of pride mixed up with Albert Grapp's humility—dictated a refusal to touch that pudding. Yet he soon found himself touching it, though gingerly, with spoon and fork. OLIVIA    In the matter of dealing with scruts there are two schools—the old and the new. The old school pushes its head well over its plate and drops the scrut straight from its mouth. The new school emits the scrut into the fingers of its left hand and therewith deposits it on the rim of the plate. ALBERT    Albert noticed that Emily was of the new school. OLIVIA    Oh, I give up. ALBERT    But might she not despise as affectation in him what came natural to herself? On the other hand, if he showed himself as a prop of the old school, might she not set her face the more stringently against him? OLIVIA    The chances were that whichever course he took would be the wrong one. ALBERT    It was then that he had an inspiration—an idea of the sort that comes to a man once in his life and finds him, likely as not, unable to put it into practice. OLIVIA    Albert was not sure he could consummate this idea of his. He had indisputably fine teeth— JOS    "a proper mouthful of grinders" OLIVIA    in local phrase. But would they stand the strain he was going to impose on them? He could but try them. OLIVIA    [con't] Without a sign of nervousness he raised his spoon, with one scrut in it, to his mouth. This scrut he put between two of his left-side molars, bit hard on it, and—eternity of that moment!—felt it and heard it snap in two. SOUND    GRINDING, CRUNCHING ALBERT    He was conscious that at sound of the percussion Emily started forward and stared at him. But he did not look at her. EMILY    [amazed] That was none so dusty. [similar to "not too shabby"] OLIVIA    Calmly, systematically, with gradually diminishing crackles, he reduced that scrut to powder, and washed the powder down with a sip of beer. SOUND    DRINK OLIVIA    While he dealt with the second scrut, he talked to Jos about the Borough Council's proposal to erect an electric power-station on the site of the old gas-works down Hillport way. ALBERT    He was aware of a slight abrasion inside his left cheek. No matter. He must be more careful. OLIVIA    There were six scruts still to be negotiated. ALBERT    He knew that what he was doing was a thing grandiose, unique, epical; a history-making thing; a thing that would outlive marble and the gilded monuments of princes. Yet he kept his head. OLIVIA    He did not hurry, nor did he dawdle. Scrut by scrut, he ground slowly but he ground exceeding small. ALBERT    And while he did so he talked wisely and well. OLIVIA    He passed from the power-station to a first edition he had picked up for sixpence in Liverpool, and thence to the Midland's proposal to drive a tunnel under the Knype Canal so as to link up the main-line with the Critchworth and Suddleford loop-line. JOS    I was too amazed to put in a word, but sat merely gaping—a gape that merged by imperceptible degrees into a grin. Presently I ceased to watch our guest. I sat watching my sister. OLIVIA    Not once did Albert himself glance in her direction. She was just a dim silhouette on the outskirts of his vision. ALBERT    But there she was, unmoving, and he could feel the fixture of her unseen eyes. The time was at hand when he would have to meet those eyes. Would he flinch? Was he master of himself? GRINDING STOPS OLIVIA    The last scrut was powder. No temporising! He jerked his glass to his mouth. ALBERT    A moment later, holding out his plate to her, he looked Emily full in the eyes. They were Emily's eyes, but not hers alone. They were collective eyes—that was it! They were the eyes of stark, staring womanhood. OLIVIA    Her face had been dead white, but now suddenly up from her throat, over her cheeks, through the down between her eyebrows, went a rush of colour, up over her temples, through the very parting of her hair. ALBERT    [casual] Happen, I'll have a bit more, like. OLIVIA    Emily flung her arms forward on the table and buried her face in them. EMILY    [breaking into sobs] OLIVIA    It was a gesture wild and meek. It was the gesture foreseen and yet incredible. It was recondite, inexplicable, and yet obvious. EMILY    [aside, not teary] It was the only thing to be done—and yet, by gum, I had done it. [back to sobbing] OLIVIA    Her brother had risen from his seat and was now at the door. JOS    [pleased with himself] Think I'll step round to the Works, and see if they banked up that furnace aright. OLIVIA    NOTE.—The author has in preparation a series of volumes dealing with the life of Albert and Emily Grapp. MUSIC BACK TO NEUTRAL OLIVIA    Sweet romance, eh?  Well, I've indulged my sentimental side, now how about some gritty policework?  EMILY    Hold up.  You really think I'll get hitched over some fellow who sups pottery? OLIVIA    That's how the story ends.  And he's a good looking chap. EMILY    And your accent is wretched. OLIVIA    Go back to your story. EMILY    Won't. OLIVIA    Your story is over.  Shut up.  EMILY    Can't make me - you're no better'n me - have ten toes and ten fingers just the same. OLIVIA    I'll close the book, and then you'll be gone until someone else reads you - and you're far enough out of print, THAT won't happen any time soon. EMILY    [annoyed, seething]  Right.  I'll sit here, then shall I? OLIVIA    Don't care.  Just keep quiet.  [deep breath] My next tale is PC X-36, by Rudyard Kipling. JUDLIP    Then it's collar 'im tight, In the name o' the Lawd! 'Ustle 'im, shake 'im till 'e's sick! Wot, 'e would, would 'e? Well, Then yer've got ter give 'im 'Ell, An' it's trunch, trunch, truncheon does the trick OLIVIA    From police station ditties. EMILY    Sounds like a donkey. OLIVIA    Shh! KIPLING    I had spent Christmas Eve at the Club, listening to a grand pow-wow between certain of the choicer sons of Adam. OLIVIA    Hold on!  I'm the one reading this story! KIPLING    But I'm the narrator. EMILY    Hear Hear. OLIVIA    I'm the reader.  You need to keep quiet. KIPLING    You might have thought first before taking on a first person narrative, mightn't you? OLIVIA    Well, I'll endeavor to sound like you.  Now!  Wait for your cue.  [clears throat] Then Slushby had cut in. Slushby is one who writes to newspapers and is theirs obediently "HUMANITARIAN." When Slushby cuts in, men remember they have to be up early next morning.  KIPLING    Sharp round a corner on the way home, I collided with something firmer than the regulation pillar-box. OLIVIA    [gritted teeth] I righted myself after the recoil and saw some stars that were very pretty indeed. Then I perceived the nature of the obstruction. KIPLING    "Evening, Judlip," [quickly spitting out his descriptives] I said sweetly, when I had collected my hat from the gutter. "Have I broken the law, Judlip? If so, I'll go quiet." JUDLIP    [Gruff] Time yer was in bed.  Yer Ma'll be lookin' out for yer. KIPLING    This from the friend -- OLIVIA    Ahem!  --of my bosom! It hurt. Many were the night-beats I had been privileged to walk with Judlip, imbibing curious lore that made glad the civilian heart of me. Seven whole 8x5 inch note-books had I pitmanised to the brim with Judlip. EMILY    And now to be repulsed as one of the uninitiated! It hurt horrid.  OLIVIA    Don't you start in again! EMILY    Hah! OLIVIA    Don't!  [back to the story] There is a thing called Dignity. Small boys sometimes stand on it. Then they have to be kicked. Then they get down, weeping. I don't stand on Dignity. KIPLING     "What's wrong, Judlip?" I asked, more sweetly than ever. "Drawn a blank to-night?" JUDLIP     Yuss. Drawn a blank blank blank. 'Avent 'ad so much as a kick at a lorst dorg. Christmas Eve ain't wot it was. KIPLING    I felt for my note-book. JUDLIP    Lawd! I remembers the time when the drunks and disorderlies down this street was as thick as flies on a fly-paper. One just picked 'em orf with one's finger and thumb. A bloomin' buffet, that's wot it wos. KIPLING    "The night's yet young, Judlip," [quickly] I insinuated, with a jerk of my thumb at the flaring windows of the "Rat and Blood Hound." At that moment-- OLIVIA    [Catching up] --the saloon-door swung open, emitting a man and woman who walked with linked arms and exceeding great care. EMILY    [sarcastic]  How sweet. OLIVIA    Judlip eyed them longingly as they tacked up the street. Then he sighed. Now, when Judlip sighs the sound is like unto that which issues from the vent of a Crosby boiler when the cog-gauges are at 260 degrees. KIPLING    "Come, Judlip!" I said. "Possess your soul in patience. You'll soon find someone to make an example of. Meanwhile"—I threw back my head and smacked my lips [he does] —"the usual, Judlip?" OLIVIA    In another minute I emerged through the swing-door, bearing a furtive glass of that same "usual," and nipped down the mews where my friend was wont to await these little tokens of esteem. KIPLING    "To the Majesty of the Law, Judlip!" OLIVIA    When he had honoured the toast, I scooted back with the glass, leaving him wiping the beads off his beard-bristles. He was in his philosophic mood when I rejoined him at the corner. JUDLIP    "Wot am I?  [pronouncing] A bloomin' cypher. Wot's the sarjint? 'E's got the Inspector over 'im. Over above the Inspector there's the Sooprintendent. Over above 'im's the old red-tape-masticatin' Yard. Over above that there's the 'Ome Sec. Wot's 'e? A cypher, like me. Why? KIPLING    Judlip looked up at the stars. JUDLIP    Over above 'im's We Dunno Wot. Somethin' wot issues its horders an' regulations an' divisional injunctions, inscrootable like, but p'remptory; an' we 'as ter see as 'ow they're carried out, not arskin' no questions, but each man goin' about 'is dooty.' KIPLING    "''Is dooty,'" said I, looking up from my note-book. "Yes, I've got that." JUDLIP    Life ain't a bean-feast. It's a 'arsh reality. An' them as makes it a bean-feast 'as got to be 'arshly dealt with accordin'. That's wot the Force is put 'ere for from Above. Not as 'ow we ain't fallible. We makes our mistakes. An' when we makes 'em we sticks to 'em. For the honour o' the Force. Which same is the jool Britannia wears on 'er bosom as a charm against hanarchy. That's wot the brarsted old Beaks don't understand. Yer remember Smithers of our Div? KIPLING    [takes breath, but is interupted] OLIVIA    I remembered Smithers - well. As fine, upstanding, square-toed-- [hand over mouth] EMILY    [Picking up quickly, but struggling slightly] bullet-headed, clean-living - go on! - son of a gun-- KIPLING    Ta! --as ever perjured himself in the box. There was nothing of the softy about Smithers. I took off my billicock to Smithers' memory. JUDLIP    Sacrificed to public opinion? Yuss, KIPLING    Judlip paused at a front door, flashing his light down the slot of a two-grade Yale. JUDLIP    Sacrificed to a parcel of screamin' old women wot ort ter 'ave gorn down on their knees an' thanked Gawd for such a protector. 'E'll be out in another 'alf year. JUDLIP     Wot'll 'e do then, pore devil? Go a bust on 'is conduc' money an' throw in 'is lot with them same hexperts wot 'ad a 'oly terror of 'im. EMILY    Then Judlip swore gently. KIPLING     What should you do, O Great One, if ever it were your duty to apprehend him? JUDLIP    Do? Why, yer blessed innocent, yer don't think I'd shirk a fair clean cop? Same time, I don't say as 'ow I wouldn't 'andle 'im tender like, for sake o' wot 'e wos. Likewise cos 'e'd be a stiff customer to tackle. Likewise 'cos— OLIVIA    [muffled struggle] KIPLING    He had broken off, and was peering fixedly upwards across the moonlit street. JUDLIP    [drawn-out, hoarse whisper] Ullo! SOUND    STRUGGLE OLIVIA    [muffled, then deep breath]  Back off! EMILY    Hmph.  [shrug] I made a good go. OLIVIA    Striking an average between the direction of his eyes—for Judlip, when on the job, has a soul-stirring squint—I perceived someone in the act of emerging from a chimney-pot.  Judlip's voice clove the silence. JUDLIP    Wot are yer doin' hup there? OLIVIA    The person addressed came to the edge of the parapet. KIPLING    I saw then that he had a hoary white beard, a red ulster with the hood up, and what looked like a sack over his shoulder. OLIVIA    He said something or other in a voice like a concertina that has been left out in the rain. EMILY    [muttered] Not so very hard to pass it round, is it? JUDLIP    I dessay.  Just you come down, an' we'll see about that. OLIVIA    The old man nodded and smiled. Then—as I hope to be saved—he came floating gently down through the moonlight, with the sack over his shoulder and a young fir-tree clasped to his chest. He alighted in a friendly manner on the curb beside us. EMILY    Come along - let us have a go! KIPLING    Judlip was the first to recover himself. Out went his right arm-- EMILY    --and the airman was slung round by the scruff of the neck, spilling his sack in the road. KIPLING    I made a bee-line for his shoulder-blades. Burglar or no burglar, he was the best airman out, and I was muchly desirous to know the precise nature of the apparatus under his ulster. OLIVIA    Fine.  Let's just keep it moving - A back-hander from Judlip's left caused me to hop quickly aside. The prisoner was squealing and whimpering. He didn't like the feel of Judlip's knuckles at his cervical vertebræ. JUDLIP    Wot wos yer doin' hup there? EMILY    asked Judlip, tightening the grip. SANTA CLAUS     I'm S-Santa Claus, Sir. P-please, Sir, let me g-go.. KIPLING    "Hold him," I shouted. "He's a German." JUDLIP    It's my dooty ter caution yer that wotever yer say now may be used in hevidence against yer, yer old sinner. Pick up that there sack, an' come along o' me. EMILY    The captive snivelled something about peace on earth, good will toward men. JUDLIP    Yuss.  That's in the Noo Testament, ain't it? The Noo Testament contains some uncommon nice readin' for old gents an' young ladies. But it ain't included in the librery o' the Force. We confine ourselves to the Old Testament — O-T, 'ot. An' 'ot you'll get it. Hup with that sack, an' quick march! OLIVIA    I have seen worse attempts at a neck-wrench, but it was just not slippery enough for Judlip. EMILY    And the kick that Judlip then let fly was a thing of beauty and a joy for ever. KIPLING    "Frog's-march him!" I shrieked, dancing. "For the love of heaven, frog's-march him!" OLIVIA    Trotting by Judlip's side to the Station, I reckoned it out that if Slushby had not been at the Club I should not have been here to see. ALL    Which shows that even Slushbys are put into this world for a purpose. MUSIC CHANGES OLIVIA    Oh, this is just getting silly. EMILY    Only just?  I should have said it's been a laugh for several miles. KIPLING    D'you have some problem with a bit of a laugh? OLIVIA    The third story I want to read is very serious.  If this goes on, I won't be able to do it justice. EMILY    What is it then? OLIVIA    The Feast.  By Joseph Conrad. KIPLING    Conrad?  He wrote a Christmas story? EMILY    Who is this Conrad fellow? KIPLING    Wrote something called heart of Darkness. OLIVIA    Yes, yes, yes!  Look, it's ruined now.  I'm just going to give up and read The Night before Christmas. EMILY    [disgusted noise] KIPLING    That sentimental pap? OLIVIA    [huffy] The mood is gone. EMILY AND KIPLING    [whisper in the background] EMILY    We might-- KIPLING    Let me! EMILY    I don't think so!  [annoyed grunt] Look you! - um - I think we've not been introduced? OLIVIA    [sulky] Olivia. EMILY    Right.  Olivia.  Why not let us help read the story.  We can do that well enough, can't we? KIPLING    Certainly. OLIVIA    And keep the comments to a minimum? KIPLING    Well... EMILY    I'll box his ears for you if he steps across the line. OLIVIA    It's worth a try. MUSIC TURNS TROPICAL OLIVIA    The hut in which slept the white man was on a clearing between the forest and the river. EMILY    Silence, the silence murmurous and unquiet of a tropical night, brooded over the hut that, baked through by the sun, sweated a vapour beneath the cynical light of the stars. KIPLING    Mahamo lay rigid and watchful at the hut's mouth. In his upturned eyes, and along the polished surface of his lean body black and immobile, the stars were reflected, creating an illusion of themselves who are illusions. OLIVIA    The roofs of the congested trees, writhing in some kind of agony private and eternal, made tenebrous and shifty silhouettes against the sky, like shapes cut out of black paper by a maniac who pushes them with his thumb this way and that, irritably, on a concave surface of blue steel. EMILY    Resin oozed unseen from the upper branches to the trunks swathed in creepers that clutched and interlocked with tendrils venomous, frantic and faint. KIPLING     Down below, by force of habit, the lush herbage went through the farce of growth—that farce old and screaming, whose trite end is decomposition.  [aside] Optimist, eh?  Ouch! OLIVIA    Ssh.  Within the hut the form of the white man, corpulent and pale, was covered with a mosquito-net that was itself illusory like everything else, only more so. Flying squadrons of mosquitoes inside its meshes flickered and darted over him, working hard, but keeping silence so as not to excite him from sleep. EMILY    [with distaste] Cohorts of yellow ants disputed him against cohorts of purple ants, the two kinds slaying one another in thousands. KIPLING    [avid] The battle was undecided when suddenly, with no such warning as it gives in some parts of the world, the sun blazed up over the horizon, turning night into day, and the insects vanished back into their camps. OLIVIA    The white man ground his knuckles into the corners of his eyes, emitting that snore final and querulous of a middle-aged man awakened rudely. With a gesture brusque but flaccid he plucked aside the net and peered around. EMILY    The bales of cotton cloth, the beads, the brass wire, the bottles of rum, had not been spirited away in the night. So far so good. KIPLING    The faithful servant of his employers was now at liberty to care for his own interests. He regarded himself, passing his hands over his skin. WILLIAMS    [shouted] Hi! Mahamo! I've been eaten up. OLIVIA    The islander, with one sinuous motion, sprang from the ground, through the mouth of the hut. Then, after a glance, he threw high his hands in thanks to such good and evil spirits as had charge of his concerns. In a tone half of reproach, half of apology, he murmured— MAHAMO    You white men sometimes say strange things that deceive the heart. WILLIAMS    Reach me that ammonia bottle, d'you hear?  This is a pretty place you've brought me to!  Christmas Day, too! Of all the —— But I suppose it seems all right to you, you heathen, to be here on Christmas Day? MAHAMO    We are here on the day appointed, Mr. Williams. It is a feast-day of your people? OLIVIA    Mr. Williams had lain back, with closed eyes, on his mat. Nostalgia was doing duty to him for imagination. EMILY    He was wafted to a bedroom in Marylebone, where in honour of the Day he lay late dozing, with great contentment; outside, a slush of snow in the street, the sound of church-bells; from below a savour of especial cookery. [chuckles a bit] WILLIAMS    Yes, it's a feast-day of my people. MAHAMO    Of mine also. WILLIAMS    [disinterested] Is it though? But they'll do business first? MAHAMO    They must first do that. WILLIAMS    And they'll bring their ivory with them? MAHAMO    Every man will bring ivory. OLIVIA    The islander answered with a smile gleaming and wide. WILLIAMS    How soon'll they be here? MAHAMO    Has not the sun risen? They are on their way. WILLIAMS    Well, I hope they'll hurry. The sooner we're off this cursed island of yours the better. Take all those things out-- OLIVIA    Mr. Williams added, pointing to the merchandise. WILLIAMS    --and arrange them.  Neatly, mind you! KIPLING    In certain circumstances it is right that a man be humoured in trifles. Mahamo, having borne out the merchandise, arranged it very neatly. OLIVIA    While Mr. Williams made his toilette, the sun and the forest, careless of the doings of white and black men alike, waged their warfare implacable and daily. The forest from its inmost depths sent forth perpetually its legions of shadows that fell dead in the instant of exposure to the enemy whose rays heroic and absurd its outposts annihilated. EMILY    What's all this to do with Christmas? KIPLING    Want me to cuff her one? OLIVIA    It takes place on Christmas day - they already said that. EMILY    But this is all jungle creepers and spooky shadows - and vermins.  If there's one thing that doesn't come to my mind when I think of Christmas, it's ants and mosquitoes and such.  KIPLING    You should see some of the places I've been. OLIVIA    Why don't we just finish the story? KIPLING    There came from those inilluminable depths the equable rumour of myriads of winged things and crawling things newly roused to the task of killing and being killed. Thence detached itself, little by little, an insidious sound of a drum beaten. This sound drew more near.  [aside]  A-ha, I see where this is going.  Drums in the distance are never a good sign. EMILY    [huffy] Maybe I haven't traveled all over the great wide world, fellow, but even I can probably guess at that. DRUMS SNEAK IN OLIVIA    Mr. Williams, issuing from the hut, heard it, and stood gaping towards it. WILLIAMS    Is that them? MAHAMO    That is they. OLIVIA    The islander murmured, moving away towards the edge of the forest.  EMILY    Does he not notice?  What sort of a dullard is he?  [calling to williams] Do you have a gun? OLIVIA    [exasperated sigh] KIPLING    Calm down, it's just a story. EMILY    Don't go telling me when to calm down!  I just hate stories where stupid people do very stupid things - what possessed this fool to sail half round the world anyway? OLIVIA    [resigned, trying to get it back on track] Sounds of chanting were a now audible accompaniment to the drum. WILLIAMS    What's that they're singing? MAHAMO    [off a bit] They sing of their business. WILLIAMS    [shocked] Oh!  I'd have thought they'd be singing of their feast. MAHAMO    It is of their feast they sing. OLIVIA    It has been stated that Mr. Williams was not imaginative. WILLIAMS    Oh, I say--! OLIVIA    Oh, no!  You stay put! KIPLING    [very knowingly] But a few years of life in climates alien and intemperate had disordered his nerves. There was that in the rhythms of the hymn which made bristle his flesh.  EMILY    Suddenly, when they were very near, the voices ceased, leaving a legacy of silence more sinister than themselves. And now the black spaces between the trees were relieved by bits of white that were the eyeballs and teeth of Mahamo's brethren. MAHAMO    It was of their feast, it was of you, they sang. EMILY    I knew it! KIPLING    It was obvious. WILLIAMS    Look here--! OLIVIA    Cried Mr. Williams in his voice of a man not to be trifled with. WILLIAMS    --Look here, if you've— SOUND    JAVELIN HIT OLIVIA    He was silenced by sight of what seemed to be a young sapling sprung up from the ground within a yard of him—a young sapling tremulous, with a root of steel. KIPLING    Then a thread-like shadow skimmed the air, and another spear came impinging the ground within an inch of his feet. EMILY    As he turned in his flight he saw the goods so neatly arranged at his orders, and there flashed through him, even in the thick of the spears, the thought that he would be a grave loss to his employers. OLIVIA     This—for Mr. Williams was, not less than the goods, of a kind easily replaced—was an illusion. It was the last of Mr. Williams illusions. MOMENT OF SILENCE EMILY    So what shall we do now? SOUND    LARGE BOOK SHUTS DECISIVELY, CUTTING HER OFF OLIVIA    Happy Holidays, all - wherever and whatever they may be. CLOSER OLIVIA    Now that you know how to find us, you'll have to come back.  Maybe next week?  Don't be a stranger - we have enough of those already... The stories dramatized in tonight's episode appeared in a collection titled "A Christmas Garland", first published in October of 1912, collected by Max Beerbohm.  Scruts was written by Arnold Bennett, PC X-36 was written by Rudyard Kipling, and The Feast was written by Joseph Conrad.  These stories have been edited slightly to fit the program.          

Design Lab with Bon Ku
EP 52: Designing Beauty in Hospitals, Part 1 | Michael Murphy

Design Lab with Bon Ku

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 41:00


Michael Murphy, Int FRIBA, is a Founding Principal and Executive Director of MASS Design Group, a collective of architecture and design advocates dedicated to the construction of dignity. Since MASS's beginnings, Michael's portfolio documents work in over a dozen countries and spans the areas of healthcare, education, housing, urban development, food systems, indigenous sovereignty, and the public monument. Murphy's 2016 TED talk has reached over 1.7 million views, and he was awarded the Al Filipov Medal for Peace and Justice in 2017. Michael is the Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design at Georgia Institute of Technology, Baumer Visiting Professor at The Ohio State University's Knowlton School, and has lectured at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Michigan, Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. Under Michael's guidance, MASS has been awarded globally and featured in over 900 publications. Most recently, MASS was selected as the 2022 AIA Architecture Firm of the Year, featured on CBS' 60 minutes and recognized as the winner of the AIA 2021 Collaborative Achievement Award, Wall Street Journal's 2020 Architecture Innovator, the National Arts and Letters Award for 2017, and the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. Check out Michael's new book, “The Architecture of Health: Hospital Design and the Construction of Dignity” and visit the “Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics” exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in NYC! Bon and Michael geeked out about design and health for so long that we had to split the conversation into two episodes. They talk about the evolution of the modern hospital, creating buildings that breathe, bringing beauty into healthcare and so much more.

Fresh Start Family Show
Handling Tantrums with Grace and Dignity with Dr. Rebecca Hershberg

Fresh Start Family Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 51:51


Today's episode is all about our little ones and their big powerful emotions.  Wendy spends this episode with clinical psychologist, parenting coach, and the founder of Little House Calls, Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, Ph.D., PLLC and LLC to discuss those challenging moments in our parenting when our kiddos throw tantrums and we just don't know what to do.  Dr. Hershberg helps us recognize the root cause of tantrums and emotional episodes and will help families handle their child's next tantrum with dignity and grace by helping us understand:  What tantrums are and why they happen  The importance of connecting with our kiddos and being on the same team  The importance of self- regulation and self-compassion as a parent For more information on this episode go to: www.freshstartfamilyonline.com/109

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
High Noon: Rod Dreher – On How to Live with Dignity in a Pre-Totalitarian Society (#34)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021


This week on High Noon, Inez Stepman interviews Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative and author of the book Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents.   Live Not By Lies is all about preparing yourself — mentally, spiritually, practically — for the possibility of living as a dissident in a hostile and totalitarian society. Each of […]

The Lucky Few
#THROWBACK: Discussing "Dignity Beyond Accomplishment," An Article by Justin Hawkins (ft. author, Justin Hawkins)

The Lucky Few

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 60:20


Time to revisit an important conversation about the connection between dignity, accomplishment, and disability. We love our friends with Down syndrome (many of whom have been on this show) who are doing BIG things in the world! Representation is important and we are cheering them on! But what about the people with DS who aren't running marathons or starring in movies? Does society see them as important too? Or does our world only see people with DS as valuable when they accomplish something big? There is a lot to explore here. That's why we sat down and chatted with Justin Hawkins, a PHD candidate at Yale University, a sibling to Jenna, his sister with Down syndrome, and the author of “Dignity Beyond Accomplishment.” We're talking about growing up with Jenna, ableism and acceptance, and why he wants to “severe the connection between dignity and accomplishment all together.” If you've ever wanted a deep dive into the inherent worth of people with disabilities, this one's for you. __ SHOW NOTES Read Dignity Beyond Accomplishment by Justin Hawkins Read more from Justin at justinryanhawkins.com Listen to Episode 99: Our Response to "The Last Children of Down Syndrome" by Sarah Zhang LET'S CHAT Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com with your questions and Good News for future episodes. HELP US SHIFT THE NARRATIVE Interested in partnering with The Lucky Few Podcast as a sponsor? Email hello@theluckyfewpodcast.com for more information! EPISODE PARTNER: Oxygen Fitness Coaching Check out fellow lucky mama Megan Libassi's health and wellness business, Oxygen Fitness Coaching. Mention “the lucky few” and you get A FREE MONTH of coaching! Instagram: @oxygenfitcoach Facebook: @oxygenfitcoach --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theluckyfewpod/support

The Jillian Michaels Show
Caring for Aging Loved Ones & Preserving Their Dignity While Safe-Guarding Your Mental Health, with Amy O'Rourke

The Jillian Michaels Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 43:43


Professional care manager for 4 decades and best-selling author of The Fragile Years Amy O'Rourke joins Jillian to discuss how to care for our aging loved ones. She dives in on how to make important health care decisions for them, find financial aid for their care, preserve their dignity, manage stress levels, preserve mental health for all, and so much more. From knowing when it's time to take the keys to knowing how to help your loved one with memory loss, Amy leaves no stone unturned in guiding us through all the difficult and challenging scenarios. Guest Links:The book: The Fragile Years Website - Agingexpert.com Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/amycameronorourkeLinkedIn -- https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-o-rourke/Additional links & materials discussed in this episode: https://www.aginglifecare.org//“The 36 Hour Day” by Nancy L. Mace & Peter V. RabinsFor 25% off The Fitness App by Jillian Michaels, go to www.thefitnessapp.com/podcastdealFollow us on Instagram @JillianMichaels and @MartiniCindyJillian Michaels Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1880466198675549Email your questions to JillianPodcast@gmail.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Congressional Dish
CD244: Keeping Ukraine

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 118:53


Since the beginning of December, news outlets around the world have been covering a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. In this episode, get the full back story on the civil war that has been raging in Ukraine since 2014, learn what role our government has played in the conflict, and hear Victoria Nuland - one of the highest ranking officials in the Biden administration's State Department - testify to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee about the Biden administration's plans if Russia decides to use its military to invade Ukraine. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD231: Lights Out: What Happened in Texas? CD229: Target Belarus CD206: Impeachment: The Evidence CD186: National Endowment for Democracy CD167: Combating Russia (NDAA 2018) LIVE CD156: Sanctions – Russia, North Korea & Iran CD068: Ukraine Aid Bill CD067: What Do We Want In Ukraine? CD024: Let's Gut the STOCK Act Articles, Documents, and Websites Conflicted Congress. Insider. TurkStream. “Project: The Turkstream Pipeline.” Western Balkans Investment Framework. “Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline (IAP) Project Financing.” Amber Infrastructure Group. “About Us: Our People.” Three Seas. “Three Seas Story.” Three Seas. “Priority Projects.” State Property Fund of Ukraine. “Large Privatization.” State Property Fund of Ukraine. “How to buy.” State Property Fund of Ukraine. “Ukrainian Government Assets for Sale.” Stephanie. 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November 15, 2021. “Ukraine: The Most Dangerous Problem in the World.” The Nation. John Vandiver and Alison Bath. November 12, 2021. “US Actions in Ukraine Backfiring as Risk of Russian Invasion Grows, Analysts Say.” Military.com Andrew E. Kramer. November 3, 2021. “Weapons Tracing Study Implicates Russia in Ukraine Conflict.” The New York Times. Anton Troianovski and Julian E. Barnes. November 2, 2021. “U.S.-Russia Engagement Deepens as C.I.A. Head Travels to Moscow.” The New York Times. Anton Troianovski and David E. Sanger. October 31, 2021. “Rivals on World Stage, Russia and U.S. Quietly Seek Areas of Accord.” The New York Times. David E. Sanger. October 25, 2021. “Ignoring Sanctions, Russia Renews Broad Cybersurveillance Operation.” The New York Times. Artin DerSimonian. October 19, 2021. “Ice breaking? Russia waives ban on Victoria Nuland.” Responsible Statecraft. Andrew E. Kramer. October 18, 2021. “Russia Breaks Diplomatic Ties With NATO.” The New York Times. Mark Episkopos. October 16, 2021. “Victoria Nuland's Mission to Moscow.” The National Interest. Reuters. September 10, 2021. “Russia and Belarus launch 'hot phase' of huge war games.” Antony Blinken. August 20, 2021. “Imposition of Sanctions in Connection with Nord Stream 2.” U.S. Department of State.](https://www.state.gov/imposition-of-sanctions-in-connection-with-nord-stream-2/) Paul Belkin and Hibbah Kaileh. July 1, 2021. “In Focus: The European Deterrence Initiative: A Budgetary Overview, IF10946.” Congressional Research Service. Henrik B. L. Larsen. June 8, 2021. “Why NATO Should Not Offer Ukraine and Georgia Membership Action Plans. War on the Rocks. NATO. April 26, 2021. “Boosting NATO's presence in the east and southeast.” David E. Sanger and Andrew E. Kramer. April 15, 2021. “U.S. Imposes Stiff Sanctions on Russia, Blaming It for Major Hacking Operation.” The New York Times. The White House. April 15, 2021. “FACT SHEET: Imposing Costs for Harmful Foreign Activities by the Russian Government.” The White House. April 15, 2021. “Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation.” Reutuers. April 13, 2021. “NATO, not Russia, will decide if Ukraine joins, Stoltenberg says.” Vladimir Isachenkov. April 9, 2021. “Kremlin says it fears full-scale fighting in Ukraine's east.” AP News. Civil.ge. January 20, 2021. “Secretary-designate Blinken Says NATO Door Shall Remain Open to Georgia.” Hans M. Kristensen and Matt Korda. January 12, 2021. “Nuclear Notebook: United States nuclear weapons, 2021.” The Bulletin. Andrew Feinberg. January 9, 2021. “Two years after his infamous phone call with Trump, Zelensky comes to Washington.” The Independent. David E. Sanger, Nicole Perlroth and Julian E. Barnes. January 2, 2021. “As Understanding of Russian Hacking Grows, So Does Alarm.” The New York Times. David E. Sanger, Nicole Perlroth and Eric Schmitt. December 14, 2020. “Scope of Russian Hacking Becomes Clear: Multiple U.S. Agencies Were Hit”. The New York Times. Mark Episkopos. November 11, 2020. “Ukraine's Power Play on Minsk.” The National Interest. Government Accountability Office. October 21, 2020. “Crude Oil Markets: Effects of the Repeal of the Crude Oil Export Ban, GAO-21-118.” Anthony B. Cavender, Thomas A. Campbell, Dan LeFort, Paul S. Marston. December 23, 2015. “U.S. Repeals Longstanding Ban on Export of Crude Oil.” Pillsbury Law. Robert Parry. July 15, 2015. “The Ukraine Mess That Nuland Made.” Truthout. Robert Parry. March 19, 2015. “Ukraine's Poison Pill for Peace Talks.” Consortium News. “Full text of the Minsk agreement” February 12, 2015. Financial Times. NATO. May 8, 2014. “Article 23.” Bucharest Summit Declaration Seumas Milne. April 30, 2014. “It's not Russia that's pushed Ukraine to the brink of war.” The Guardian. David Morrison. Updated May 9, 2014. “How William Hague Deceived the House of Commons on Ukraine.” HuffPost. US Energy Information Administration. March 15, 2014. “16% of Natural Gas Consumed in Europe Flows Through Ukraine.” Energy Central. Robert Parry. February 27, 2014. “Cheering a ‘Democratic' Coup in Ukraine.” Common Dreams. “Ukraine crisis: Transcript of leaked Nuland-Pyatt call.” February 7, 2014. BBC News. Adam Taylor. December 16, 2013. “John McCain Went To Ukraine And Stood On Stage With A Man Accused Of Being An Anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi.” Insider. Brian Whelan. December 16, 2013. “Far-right group at heart of Ukraine protests meet US senator.” Channel 4 News. Guardian staff and agencies. December 15, 2013. “John McCain tells Ukraine protesters: 'We are here to support your just cause.'” The Guardian. International Monetary Fund (IMF). October 31, 2013. “Statement by IMF Mission to Ukraine, Press Release No. 13/419.” Carl Gershman. September 26, 2013. “Former Soviet States Stand Up to Russia. Will the U.S.?” The Washington Post. Amanda Winkler. November 14, 2011. “'60 Minutes' Exposes Congressional Insider Trading.” The Christian Post. Images USAID and Ukraine Privatization Fund Bills S.1605 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] Audio Sources President Biden White House Departure December 8, 2021 President Biden briefly stopped and spoke with reporters as he departed the White House for an event in Kansas City, Missouri. He began by addressing the Omicron variant, saying that the Pfizer vaccine is showing encouraging results against the COVID-19 variant. When asked about Russian President Putin and Ukraine, President Biden said if Putin were to invade Ukraine, there “will be severe consequences.” He went on to say that putting U.S. troops on the ground in Ukraine is currently “not in the cards.” close Report Video Issue Clips Biden: We hope by Friday, we're going to be able to say and announce to you that we're having meetings at a higher level, not just with us, but with at least four of our major NATO allies and Russia to discuss the future of Russia's concerns relative to NATO writ large. And whether or not we can work out any accommodations as it relates to bringing down the temperature along the eastern front. Biden: We have a moral obligation and a legal obligation to our NATO allies if they were to attack under Article Five, it's a sacred obligation. That obligation does not extend to NATO, I mean to Ukraine, but it would depend upon what the rest of the NATO countries were willing to do as well. But the idea of the United States is going to unilaterally use force to confront Russia invading Ukraine is not in the cards right now. Biden: Meeting with Putin. I was very straightforward. There were no minced words. It was polite, but I made it very clear, if in fact, he invades Ukraine, there will be severe consequences, severe consequences. Economic consequences, like none he's ever seen or ever had been seen in terms of ease and flows. He knows his immediate response was he understood that and I indicated I knew he would respond. But beyond that, if in fact, we would probably also be required to reinforce our presence in NATO countries to reassure particularly those on the Eastern Front. In addition to that, I made it clear that we would provide the defensive capability to the Ukrainians as well. Hearing on U.S. Policy Toward Russia Senate Committee on Foreign Relations December 7, 2021 Victoria Nuland, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on U.S. policy toward Russia. She addressed President Biden's earlier call with Russian President Vladimir Putin and said that Russia would suffer severe consequences if it attacked Ukraine. Other topics included the use of sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine, the cooperation of NATO and U.S. allies, Russia's use of energy during conflict, and the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline 00:20 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): As we meet here today Russia is engaged in one of the most significant troop buildups that we have seen along Ukraine's border. To nyone paying attention, this looks like more than posturing, more than attention seeking. The Kremlin's actions clearly pose a real threat of war. 00:40 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): I want to be crystal clear to those listening to this hearing in Moscow, Kiev and other capitals around the world. A Russian invasion will trigger devastating economic sanctions the likes of which we have never seen before. 00:59 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): I proposed a suite of options last month in an amendment to the NDA. The Russian banking sector would be wiped out, sovereign debt would be blocked, Russia would be removed from the Swift payment system, sectoral sanctions would cripple the Russian economy. Putin himself as well as his inner circle would lose access to bank accounts in the West. Russia would effectively be cut off and isolated from the international economic system. Let me be clear, these are not run of the mill sanctions. What is being discussed is at the maximum end of the spectrum, or as I have called it the mother of all sanctions, and I hope that we can come together in a bipartisan way to find a legislative path forward soon, so that we can achieve that. 1:51 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): If Putin invades Ukraine the implications will be devastating for the Russian economy but also for the Russian people. 2:24 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): But is the Kremlin really ready to face a bloody, persistent and drawn out insurgency? How many body bags is Putin willing to accept? 6:03 Sen James Risch (R-ID): This is a clearly clearly bipartisan matter. 7:40 Victoria Nuland: First, let me review what we are seeing. Over the past six weeks, Russia has stepped up planning for potential further military action in Ukraine, positioning close to 100,000 troops around Ukraine's eastern and northern borders and from the south via the Crimean peninsula. Russian plans and positioning of assets also include the means to destabilize Ukraine from within, and an aggressive information operation and an attempt to undermine Ukrainian stability and social cohesion and to pin the blame for any potential escalation on Kiev, and on NATO nations including the United States. Russia's military and intelligence services are continuing to develop the capability to act decisively in Ukraine when ordered to do so, potentially in early 2022. The intended force, if fully mobilized, would be twice the size of what we saw last spring, including approximately 100 battalion tactical groups, or nearly all of Russia's ready ground forces based west of the Urals. We don't know whether President Putin has made a decision to attack Ukraine or to overthrow its government. But we do know he's building the capacity to do so. 10:42 Victoria Nuland: Since 2014 The United States has provided Ukraine with $2.4 billion in security assistance including $450 million this year alone 12:00 Victoria Nuland: Diplomacy remains the best route to settle the conflict in Donbas and address any other problems or grievances. The Minsk agreements offer the best basis for negotiations and the US is prepared to support a revived effort if the parties welcome that. 15:16 Victoria Nuland: You might have seen a press conference today that commission Chairwoman van der Laan gave in Brussels in which she made absolutely clear that the EU would also join in very consequential economic measures of the kind that they have not employed before. 23:26 Victoria Nuland: It's also important, I think, for President Putin to understand as the President conveyed to him today, that this will be different than it was in 2014. If he goes in you will recall then that our sanctions escalated somewhat gradually as he didn't stop moving. This time the intent is to make clear that the initial sanctions in response to any further aggressive moves in Ukraine will be extremely significant and isolating for Russia and for Russian business and for the Russian people. 24:51 Victoria Nuland: As you know, energy is the cash cow that enables these kinds of military deployments. So Putin needs the energy to flow as as much as the consumers need it. But more broadly, we have been counseling Europe for almost a decade now to reduce its dependence on Russian energy, including our opposition to Nord Stream 2 and our opposition to Nord Stream 1 and our opposition to to TurkStream and TurkStream 2 and to have come to find alternative sources of hydrocarbons but also to continue their efforts to go green and end their dependencies. 30:55 Sen. Todd Young (R-IN): President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov have repeatedly indicated that they seek to deny any potential path to NATO membership for Ukraine and other Eastern European countries. Does the administration view this demand is a valid issue for negotiation? Victoria Nuland: No we do not and President Biden made that point crystal clear to President Putin today that the issue of who joins NATO is an issue for NATO to decide it's an issue for applicant countries to decide that no other outside power will or may have a veto or a vote in those decisions. 32:22 Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): Senator Portman and I offered an amendment to this year's NDAA in that vein to increase military assistance and raise the amount of assistance that could go to lethal weapons. 33:21 Victoria Nuland: But we will not be shy about coming to you as we as we need support and the bipartisan spirit here is really gratifying. 34:08 Victoria Nuland: At the NATO ministerial last week, there was a commitment among allies that we needed more advice and more options from our NATO military authorities with regard to the consequences of any move by Russia deeper into Ukraine and what that would mean for the eastern edge of the alliance and what it would mean about our need to be more forward deployed in the east. 34:44 Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): Belarus now that it is seems to be totally within Russia's control also presents another front for the potential for Russia to invade Ukraine. Can you speak to whether we view what's happening in Belarus in that way? I know that Ukrainians view it that way because we heard that when we were in Halifax for the international security forum and met with some Ukrainian officials. Victoria Nuland: Well, as as you know, Senator, the situation in Belarus is just tragic and really concerning in many, many ways, which is why the administration along with the European Union in a multilateral way increased sanctions just last week, including blocking the sale to us or to Europe of one of the great sources of Lukashenko has money potash, etc, and sanction some dozens more Belarusians responsible for the violence and intimidation there and particularly now for the weaponization of migrants pushing you know, accepting them from third countries and then pushing them against the EU's border in a very cynical and dangerous way. But I think you're talking about the potential as Lukashenko becomes more and more dependent on the Kremlin and gives up more and more of Belarus is sovereignty, something that he told his people he would never do that Russia could actually use Belarusian territory to march on Ukraine and or mask, its forces as Belarusian forces. All of those -- Those are both things that that we are watching, and it was particularly concerning to see President Lukashenko would make a change in his own posture with regard to Crimea. He had long declined to recognize Russia Russia's claim on Crimea, but he changed tack a week ago which is concerning. 39:08 Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): If there's one thing that Vladimir Putin aught to understand is how unified we are. I mean, there are many things that divide us politically in this country. But when it comes to pushing back on Russian aggression, supporting countries like Ukraine that are trying to develop their freedom, free themselves from their legacy of corruption from their former involvement with the Soviet Union, we are very strongly united. 39:56 Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): What we impose on them and how and how harmful it would be to Russia, you know, unfortunately to Russian people. 40:36 Victoria Nuland: What we're talking about would amount to essentially isolating Russia completely from the global financial system with all of the fallout that that would entail for Russian business, for the Russian people, for their ability to, to work and travel and trade. 41:41 Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): I can't think of a more powerful way to punish Russian aggression than by rolling back what progress has been made, and if at all possible, prevent the Nord Stream 2 from ever being completed. Is that something that is being discussed with allies is that something's being contemplated? Victoria Nuland: Absolutely. And as if, as you recall from the July U.S.-German statement that was very much in that statement that if that any moves, Russian aggression against Ukraine would have a direct impact on the pipeline, and that is our expectation and the conversation that we're having. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): So again, direct impact is one thing, but I'm literally talking about rolling back the pipeline. Loosely define that but I mean, taking action that will prevent it from ever becoming operational. Victoria Nuland: I think if President Putin moves on Ukraine, our expectation is that the pipeline will be suspended. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): Well, I certainly hope that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would take up legislation to go beyond just suspending it but from ending it permanently. 44:28 Victoria Nuland: I think we can, and I know this is close to your heart as well, need to do better in our Global Engagement Center and in the way we speak to audiences around the world and particularly on these kinds of subjects. 55:04 Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT): But something different has happened in that country since what has been referred to as the Revolution of Dignity. I got the chance to be there on the Maidan during the midst of that revolution with you and Senator McCain. 58:56 Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT): The Three Seas Initiative is a really important initiative linking essentially the ring of countries that are either former republics or satellite states of the Soviet Union together. They're begging for US participation in their projects necessary to make them more energy independent of Russia. Isn't this an opportunity for the United States to step up and take some of these customers away from Russia's gas station? Victoria Nuland: Absolutely, as we have been doing with our support for more LNG terminals around Europe for many years, as we are doing now in our support for, you know, green alternatives, not just in the United States, but in Europe as well. And many, many US companies are involved with that. But that particular belt of three C's countries is absolutely crucial, as you've said. 1:11:19 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): I visited to Maidan in 2014. The tires were still smoldering and the Revolution of Dignity changed everything. You know, Ukraine decided to turn to us and to the West, and to freedom and democracy. And it was a momentous decision. They chose to stand with us. And now it's our turn to stand with them. And we've done that over the years. I mean, if you look at what happened with regard to the Ukraine security assistance initiative, which I co authored. Over the past six years, the United States has transferred defense articles, conducted training with Ukrainian military. We have been very engaged. 1:12:05 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): This week we have the NDAA likely to be voted on and likely it will include an increase in that lethal defensive funding. 1:12:14 Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): What defensive weapons has Ukraine ask for and what is the State Department willing to provide them under an expedited process? 1:18:44 Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA): My concern is this: if the United States and the West's response to a military invasion is sanctions, but no military response, obviously, we're providing military aid to Ukraine. And we've been generous in that way. But if we are not willing to help a Ukrainian military, that's 50,000 people matched up against Russia, I would think that China would conclude, boy, the West sure, I'm going to come to the aid of Taiwan, if we were to do something on Taiwan. Because China would conclude, we're much more militarily powerful than Russia is. And the status questions about Taiwan and sovereignty are a little bit murkier than those about Ukraine. And there's no NATO in the Indo Pacific, we have allies in the Indo Pacific but we don't have a NATO with a charter, with a self defense article. I think China would determine, if the West responds to a military invasion went as far as sanctions but no further, that the United States and other nations would be extremely unlikely to use military force to counter a military invasion of Taiwan. And I think Taiwan would likely conclude the same thing. So I'm very concerned about that. And I wonder, is that a fair concern that I have about how the Chinese and the Taiwanese would view the West's unwillingness to provide more significant military support to stop an invasion by Russia? Is my concern a fair one? Or is my concern overwrought? Victoria Nuland: Senator, in this setting, I would simply say that this is a moment of testing. And I believe that both autocrats around the world and our friends around the world will watch extremely carefully what we do, and it will have implications for generations. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA): And those and those implications could go far beyond Ukraine. Victoria Nuland: They could go well beyond Europe. Yes. 1:22:00 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL): Then I would imagine that he's already been publicly messaging what his asks are. The first is that we would pull back NATO forces from anywhere near their western border. The second is to completely rule out the admission probably not just of Ukraine, but Georgia as a member of NATO. And the third is to stop arming Ukraine. Of those three conditions that he's publicly messaged already, would the United States agreed to any of those three? Victoria Nuland: All of those would be unacceptable. 1:41:11 Victoria Nuland: And in fact you could argue that in the Donbas he did take control of some 40% of Ukraine's coal reserves which were a major energy input 1:42:04 Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ): I hope the one thing that anyone in the world who is watching this hearing today takes away is that even on some of the most contentious issues of the day, on this one, there is overwhelming, broad, bipartisan support for Ukraine there is overwhelming bipartisan support for its territorial integrity, there is overwhelming bipartisan support for swift and robust action. And after conversations with some of the members of the committee, I look to galvanize that in some tangible way legislatively as we wait for the days ahead as to what may or may not happen. Ukrainian President Zelensky Meeting with Secretary Austin at the Pentagon August 31, 2021 Secretary Lloyd Austin: As you know sir, President Biden has approved a new $60 million security assistance package including Javelin anti-armor systems and more to enable Ukraine to better defend itself against Russian aggression. Secretary Lloyd Austin: Now this department is committed to strengthening our Strategic Defense Partnership. The US Ukraine strategic defense framework that Minister Tehran and I will sign today enhances our cooperation and advances our shared priorities, such as ensuring that our bilateral security cooperation continues to help Ukraine countering Russian aggression and implementing defense and defense industry reforms in support of Ukraine's NATO membership aspirations, and deepening our cooperation in such areas as Black Sea security, cyber defense and intel sharing. Russian President Putin Annual Call-In Program June 30, 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual call-in question and answer session with citizens from around the country. During this 70-minute portion, he answered questions on relations with Ukraine, the European Union, and the United States, reiterating that whatever sanctions are imposed against Russia, his country's economy will prevail. Clips Putin: I have already said that it is impossible and it makes no sense to try to restore the Soviet Union by a number of reasons and looking at the demographic processes in a number of former Soviet republic, so it's unreasonable effort to do because we can face a lot of social problems that will be possible to resolve and some issues like the ethnic groups, in various regions, but what should we do about Russia itself without the geopolitical realities and about our internal development? Putin: Why is Ukraine not on the list of countries who are Russia's adversaries? Another question: are you going to meet with Zelensky? Well, why Ukriane is not on the list of adversaries? That's because I do not think that the Ukrainian people are our adversaries. I said it many times and I will say it again. The Ukrainians and Russians, that's one people, one nation. Putin: What I'm worried about is a fundamental thing. They are trying to open up military bases near or inside Ukraine. Making the territory of Ukraine, the territory that's close on the border with Russia a military platform for other countries is a threat to the security of Russia. And this is what worries us. This is what we have to think about. Discussion: Foreign Affairs Issue Launch with Former Vice President Joe Biden Council on Foreign Affairs January 23, 2018 Clips 00:06:15 Joe Biden: They cannot compete against a unified West. I think that is Putin's judgment. And so everything he can do to dismantle the post-World War II liberal world order, including NATO and the EU, I think, is viewed as in their immediate self-interest. 00:24:15 Haass: In the piece, the two of you say that there's no truth that the United States—unlike what Putin seems to believe or say, that the U.S. is seeking regime change in Russia. So the question I have is, should we be? And if not, if we shouldn't be seeking regime change, what should we be seeking in the way of political change inside Russia? What's an appropriate agenda for the United States vis-à-vis Russia, internally? 00:24:30 Biden: I'll give you one concrete example. I was—not I, but it just happened to be that was the assignment I got. I got all the good ones. And so I got Ukraine. And I remember going over, convincing our team, our leaders to—convincing that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn't. So they said they had—they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I'm not going to—or, we're not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You're not the president. The president said—I said, call him. (Laughter.) I said, I'm telling you, you're not getting the billion dollars. I said, you're not getting the billion. I'm going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I'm leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you're not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time. Confirmation Hearing: Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing Senate Armed Services Committee January 12, 2017 00:20:15 Sen. McCain: For seven decades, the United States has played a unique role in the world. We've not only put America first, but we've done so by maintaining and advancing a world order that has expanded security, prosperity, and freedom. This has required our alliances, our trade, our diplomacy, our values, but most of all, our military for when would-be aggressors aspire to threaten world order. It's the global striking power of America's armed forces that must deter or thwart their ambitions. Too many Americans, too many Americans seem to have forgotten this in recent years. Too many have forgotten that our world order is not self-sustaining. Too many have forgotten that while the threats we face may not have purely military solutions, they all have military dimensions. In short, too many have forgotten that hard power matters—having it, threatening it, leveraging it for diplomacy, and, at times, using it. Fairly or not, there is a perception around the world that America is weak and distracted, and that has only emboldened our adversaries to challenge the current world order. Daily Briefing: Nuland Tape Press Conference February 6, 2014. Jen Psaki, State Department Spokesperson 0:19 Reporter: Can you say whether you—if this call is a recording of an authentic conversation between Assistant Secretary Nuland and Ambassador Pyatt? Jen Psaki: Well, I'm not going to confirm or outline details. I understand there are a lot of reports out there, and there's a recording out there, but I'm not going to confirm a private diplomatic conversation. Reporter: So you are not saying that you believe this is a—you think this is not authentic? You think this is a— Psaki: It's not an accusation I'm making. I'm just not going to confirm the specifics of it. Reporter: Well, you can't even say whether there was a—that this call—you believe that this call, you believe that this recording is a recording of a real telephone call? Psaki: I didn't say it was inauthentic. I think we can leave it at that. Reporter: Okay, so, you're allowing the fact that it is authentic. Psaki: Yes. Reporter: “Yes,” okay. Psaki: Do you have a question about it? Phone Conversation: Nuland-Pyatt Leaked Phone Conversation February 4, 2014 Nuland: Good. So I don't think Klitsch [Vitali Klitschko] should go into the government. I don't think it's necessary, I don't think it's a good idea. Pyatt: Yeah, I mean I guess, in terms of him not going into the government, just sort of letting him stay out and do his political homework and stuff. I'm just thinking in terms of, sort of, the process moving ahead, we want to keep the moderate Democrats together. The problem is going to be Tyahnybok and his guys and I'm sure that's part of what Yanukovych is calculating on all this. Nuland: I think Yatz [Arseniy Yatsenyuk] is the guy with the economic experience, the governing experience. He's the guy. What he needs is Klitsch [Vitali Klitschko] And Tyahnybok On the outside, he needs to be talking to them four times a week. You know, I just think Klitsch [Vitali Klitschko] Going in he's going to be at that level working for Yatsenyuk it's just not gonna work. Pyatt: We want to get someone out here with and international personality to come out here and help to midwife this thing. And then the other issue is some kind of outreach to Yanukovych. We'll probably regroup on that tomorrow as we see how things fall into place. Nuland: So on that piece, Jeff, I wrote the note, Sullivan's come back to me saying “you need Biden,” and I said probably tomorrow for an attaboy and get the deeds to stick, Biden's willing. Pyatt Great. Press Conference: Senator John McCain on Ukraine at the Atlantic Council C-SPAN December 19, 2013. 00:16:45 McCain: If Ukraine's political crisis persists or deepens, which is a real possibility, we must support creative Ukrainian efforts to resolve it. Senator Murphy and I heard a few such ideas last weekend—from holding early elections, as the opposition is now demanding, to the institution of a technocratic government with a mandate to make the difficult reforms required for Ukraine's long-term economic health and sustainable development. Decisions such as these are for Ukrainians to make—no one else—and if they request our assistance, we should provide it where possible. Finally, we must encourage the European Union and the IMF to keep their doors open to Ukraine. Ultimately, the support of both institutions is indispensable for Ukraine's future. And eventually, a Ukrainian President, either this one or a future one, will be prepared to accept the fundamental choice facing the country, which is this: While there are real short-term costs to the political and economic reforms required for IMF assistance and EU integration, and while President Putin will likely add to these costs by retaliating against Ukraine's economy, the long-term benefits for Ukraine in taking these tough steps are far greater and almost limitless. This decision cannot be borne by one person alone in Ukraine. Nor should it be. It must be shared—both the risks and the rewards—by all Ukrainians, especially the opposition and business elite. It must also be shared by the EU, the IMF and the United States. All of us in the West should be prepared to help Ukraine, financially and otherwise, to overcome the short-term pain that reforms will require and Russia may inflict. Discussion: Beyond NAFTA and GATT C-SPAN April 20, 1994 Arthur Dunkel, Director General of the UN 26:00:00 Dunkel: If I look back at the last 25 years, what did we have? We had two worlds: The so-called Market Economy world and the centrally planned world; the centrally planned world disappeared. One of the main challenges of the Uruguay round has been to create a world wide system. I think we have to think of that. Secondly, why a world wide system? Because, basically, I consider that if governments cooperate in trade policy field, you reduce the risks of tension – political tension and even worse than that.” Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

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Breathe Pictures Photography Podcast: Documentaries and Interviews
#274 Photowalk: Photographing the homeless with dignity & Instafatigue

Breathe Pictures Photography Podcast: Documentaries and Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 94:15


San Francisco based documentary photographer Robert Gumpert joins me today on the Photowalk edition. He has produced a body of work highlighting the plight of those living on the same streets we were told to stay off during lockdown, with a new book coming called Division Street. Also we talk about Instagram fatigue, your photographic plans for 2022, the subjects that choose us, 365 magic, photowalks in the rain and fog and being a Nemophilist with a camera! Supported by MPB.com and our patrons. See the pictures and SHOW NOTES.

The Trauma-Informed Lawyer hosted by Myrna McCallum
A Court of Refuge: Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren of America's First Mental Health Court

The Trauma-Informed Lawyer hosted by Myrna McCallum

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 53:56


Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren describes her pathway to creating the first Mental Health Court in America and offers compelling insight into how education, understanding, compassion and dignity can transform lives for lawyers, judges and defendants who appear in her courtroom. This episode discusses mental illness, mental health, decriminalization and justice as healing. 

Inspired Choices ~ Christine McIver, Holographist Coach
Cultivating Loyalty in Your Business ~ Christine McIver

Inspired Choices ~ Christine McIver, Holographist Coach

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021


Inspired Choices with Christine McIver  Business challenges continue to weigh you down?  What if you were cultivating business loyalty between you and your clients?  Loyalty is more than sales and it's more than being popular.  Many of the most successful companies in the world built their reputation first through the vital steps of loyalty.  Image having clients and customers who think of you and your organization when it comes to your area of expertise? Join Christine McIver, Business Strategist, in a deep dive discussion about the do's and don'ts of building your client loyalty and the amazing impact it can have for all involved. *Listen now on the Inspired Choices Network app!  https://linktr.ee/inspiredchoicesnetwork Strategic Business Package  https://www.inspiredchoices.ca/business-packages.html ~ More About Inspired Choices with Christine McIver ~  Christine McIver is a Business Strategist Coach, Inspirational Speaker, TV & Radio Personality, and the Founder & Owner of Inspired Choices Network. Christine is highly successful at inspiring individuals and businesses to make choices that will bring them increased success, greater joy, self-confidence and remarkable inspiring change.  All of which increased the abundance in their lives and businesses. Christine lives her life out loud and is a natural cheerleader.  She believes in the abilities of others to change their lives quickly and easily. Creator of the programs: UpYourAsk The Pleasure of Business Divorce with Dignity  Be The Dominatrix of Your Life Host Your Own Show Christine entices clients to show up more in their life, businesses & relationships than they ever have. She invites them to make all that they once knew was possible, possible. Christine believes that you can be living & loving your life with ease!  Her kind, direct and joy filled approach is both comforting and stretching.  Christine has impacted thousands of individuals with her enthusiastic message of possibilities.  Christine invites all into knowing that all things are possible beyond what is present in your life right now. https://www.inspiredchoices.ca/ ~  https://www.facebook.com/InspiredChoicesCA ~  https://www.youtube.com/user/InspiredChoicesInc To get more of Inspired Choices ~ Christine McIver, be sure to visit the podcast page for replays of all her shows here: https://www.inspiredchoicesnetwork.com/podcast/inspired-choices-christine-mciver/

The Retirement and IRA Show
Funding The Minimum Dignity Floor: EDU #2150

The Retirement and IRA Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 71:40


Jim and Chris sit down to discuss some input for a listener proposing a way to fund the minimum dignity floor (MDF). The post Funding The Minimum Dignity Floor: EDU #2150 appeared first on The Retirement and IRA Show.

Lead Sell Grow - The Human Experience
How to Sell Without Selling Out with Andy Paul

Lead Sell Grow - The Human Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 56:18


Andy helps salespeople be less salesy!Andy's hit "Accelerate Your Sales" podcast was acquired by ringDNA in 2020. Since re-named "Sales Enablement with Andy Paul", the show continues to inspire thousands of sales professionals each week.Andy has also written two award-winning sales books, "Zero-Time Selling" and "Amp Up Your Sales".He is ranked #8 on LinkedIn's list of Top 50 Global Sales Experts.And he has consulted with some of the biggest businesses in the world including Square, Philips, Grubhub and more, making him one of the leading voices in the sales industry today.This is a great conversation about sales and sales leadership. Andy has been in sales since the early 80's and brings a whole new approach to selling without selling out. Reach out to Andy:Website: andypaul.comWork together: andypaul.comContact: contact@andypaul.comIf you enjoy this episode, be sure to check out our conversation with Harry Spaight on Selling with Dignity.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/selling-with-dignity-harry-spaight/id1511399901?i=1000539055884Be sure to connect with us in our Lead Sell Grow – The Human Experience Tribe Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/leadsellgrowDownload the FREE ebook that will help you connect with, and understand your buyers faster!Learn more about our services:www.TheGoalGuide.comImprove your sales and stay connected – Free Gifts Here https://shor.by/TheGoalGuide

Best Darn Diddly (Simpson's Podcast)
The Simpsons S12 ep5 ”Homer vs. Dignity”

Best Darn Diddly (Simpson's Podcast)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 72:07


We would sell ours but we couldn't find any

Léargas: A Podcast by Gerry Adams
The Treaty | The Dignity of Everyday Life | More questions than answers

Léargas: A Podcast by Gerry Adams

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 13:18


The TreatyIn the early hours of 6 December 1921 the Irish delegates taking part in the negotiations with the British government signed The Anglo Irish Treaty. Their decision reinforced the terms of the partitionist Government of Ireland Act passed in the British Parliament one year earlier. In the years since then the decision to sign The Treaty has been discussed, debated, argued over and been the subject of countless books and articles. For some it was a necessary decision in the face of the threat of immediate and terrible war by British Prime Minister Lloyd George. For others it was a betrayal of the Republic, of the Proclamation and of those who had fought and died in 1916 and in the following five years. The Dignity of Everyday Life.Back in the day I would often travel by bus from Dundalk to Dublin. Sometimes I was unlucky and my bus was the one which stopped at every telegraph pole on route. A tedious journey. Other times I was lucky with the express yoke and before I knew it we would be pulling into Busáras in the capital.More questions than answers:I find myself asking questions I used to hear older people ask.  Questions which are rarely answered no matter how often they are asked. Maybe because I often mutter them to myself.

IDS Podcasts
The Dignity Project: Keith Parker

IDS Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 2:52


Keith Parker was IU's second Black student body president and a member of the Black Panther party. During his time in office, he was approached by a local KKK leader who was an IU truck driver, investigated by the FBI's Counter Intelligence Program and the target of frequent death threats. This podcast is part of the IDS story “Indignity in death: Unmarked graves in Bloomington indicate long history of racism.”

IDS Podcasts
The Dignity Project: The Black Market bombing

IDS Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 1:57


Vivian Bridgwaters and Keith Parker, former IU student body president and Black Panther, discuss the aftermath of the Black Market bombing in Bloomington. Vivian was a high school student in Bloomington when the shop was firebombed by two men affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan on Dec. 26, 1968. Keith was a college sophomore living in Indianapolis. This podcast is part of the IDS story “Indignity in death: Unmarked graves in Bloomington indicate long history of racism.”

IDS Podcasts
The Dignity Project: Vivian Bridgwaters

IDS Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 2:20


Vivian Bridgwaters attended IU in the 1970s, but moved to other states for the majority of her professional life due to a lack of opportunities for Black Bloomington residents. Many of her family members, including her aunt, Frances Marshall Eagleson, the first Black female graduate of IU, were also unable to find jobs in town that met their qualifications. This podcast is part of the IDS story “Indignity in death: Unmarked graves in Bloomington indicate long history of racism.”

IDS Podcasts
The Dignity Project: Keith Parker

IDS Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 3:17


Keith Parker was IU's second Black student body president and a member of the Black Panther Party. During his time in office, he was approached by a local KKK leader who was an IU truck driver, investigated by the FBI's Counter Intelligence Program and the target of frequent death threats. This podcast is part of the IDS story “Indignity in death: Unmarked graves in Bloomington indicate long history of racism.”

IDS Podcasts
The Dignity Project: Guy Loftman

IDS Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 3:16


Loftman started at IU in 1963 and was elected student body president on the Progressive Reform Party ticket in 1967. He was a founding member of IU's chapter of Students for a Democratic Society. This podcast is part of the IDS story “Indignity in death: Unmarked graves in Bloomington indicate long history of racism.” Editor's note: This audio clip contains racial slurs and swearing.

IDS Podcasts
The Dignity Project: Elizabeth Mitchell

IDS Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 4:26


Mitchell attended Arlington High School in Indianapolis starting in 1967, the first year Black students were bused there to integrate it. In 1979, Mitchell started working at the U.S. Postal Service in Bloomington, where she would be the first and only Black female employee for 35 years. This podcast is part of the IDS story “Indignity in death: Unmarked graves in Bloomington indicate long history of racism.” Editor's note: This audio clip contains racial slurs.

IDS Podcasts
The Dignity Project: The Black Market bombing

IDS Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 0:55


Vivian Bridgwaters and Keith Parker, former IU student body president and Black Panther, discuss the aftermath of the Black Market bombing in Bloomington. Vivian was a high school student in Bloomington when the shop was firebombed by two men affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan on Dec. 26, 1968. Keith was a college sophomore living in Indianapolis. This podcast is part of the IDS story “Indignity in death: Unmarked graves in Bloomington indicate long history of racism.”

IDS Podcasts
The Dignity Project: Elizabeth Eagleson Bridgwaters

IDS Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 4:10


Elizabeth Bridgwaters grew up during segregation. She later became the first Black elected official in Bloomington as a member of the school board. She raised nine children and was dedicated to promoting education in the community. In 1999, she was voted Monroe County Woman of the Century by the Herald-Times. This podcast is part of the IDS story “Indignity in death: Unmarked graves in Bloomington indicate long history of racism.” Editor's note: This audio clip contains a racial slur.

It's Today!
It's Today For December 9, 2021

It's Today!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 0:41


Today Is Cremation Day, International Day of Veterinary Medicine, National Christmas Card Day, National Llama Day, International Anti-corruption Day, National Pastry Day,  International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of The Victims of The Crime of Genocide and The Prevention of This Crime, World Techno Day, International Jewish Book Day, and Weary Willie Day. Please subscribe to the It's Today Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Itstoday)

Humanity Matters
Rugged Sense of Dignity

Humanity Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 7:06


In this week's thought we look at Rufus Burrow and his insights on Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Dr. King used the ideas of personalism to effectively influence his leadership and ministry during the Civil Rights Movement of the mid twentieth century. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/humanitymatters/support

You Were Born for This with Fr. John Riccardo
Episode 154: They Are Not the Enemy

You Were Born for This with Fr. John Riccardo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 25:48


In this episode, Fr. John and Mary apply the biblical truth that "the enemy is the enemy" to what's happening in our country right now around the abortion issue. Resources 1. The Dignity of the Human Person (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI7Gyr_RNx8) Abortion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfYLR0zM95Y) Why Is This So Hard to Understand? (https://mailchi.mp/actsxxix/why-is-this-so-hard-to-understand-czt9ws9htz) Have a comment about this podcast? Contact us! To learn more about ACTS XXIX, visit our site (https://www.actsxxix.org). Subscribe to our weekly article (https://mailchi.mp/actsxxix/subscribe). We've published our first book (https://www.actsxxix.org/storestock/p/tccn) with a foreword by Fr. John Riccardo!

Street Epistemology
Ep 452: Review | Diamond Discourse | All Humans Deserve Dignity with Patty

Street Epistemology

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 86:08


Recorded: 2 December 2021 Broadcast: 5 December 2021 Watch review video here: https://youtu.be/F6McFqmosG0 Watch original interview here: https://youtu.be/BKh2bh-hJGM 'All Humans Deserve Dignity w/Patty' | Street Epistemology Review 118 views • Streamed live on Dec 2, 2021 • Diamond from Diamond Discourse is joined by Reid (Cordial Curiosity), Nathan (Abstract Activist), Quayd (What's Your Argument), Janosch, and Eldudeireno to talk about their conversation with Patty about all humans deserving dignity. Diamond's Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCe8jxcrrLKXp7yS5FjevWSQ Original Video: https://youtu.be/BKh2bh-hJGM Reid's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/cordialcuriosity Nathan's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/abstractactivistse Quayd's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYGWqO_AAGQR6A2QQqg1TLA Janosch's Twitter: https://twitter.com/der_prometheus Eldudeireno's Twitter: https://twitter.com/eldudeireno SE LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/StreetEpistemology

Bridging Chicago
Season 4 Episode 26: Jennifer Sobecki Designs 4 Dignity

Bridging Chicago

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 45:27


Jennifer Sobecki, Chief Executive Officer of Designs 4 Dignity, joins host Nathan Ciulla to discuss how physical surroundings directly impact our ability to engage with others, to hope, and to heal. Jennifer's story begins with her homegrown Midwest values; which are based in honesty, integrity, treating others the way you want to be treated, and being true to yourself. These values have fueled her passion through nearly two decades of service with Designs for Dignity, an organization offering one-of-a-kind design support to Chicago social services centers and their clients by curating spaces focused on creating dignity, safety, and comfort. Jennifer shares about her firm belief to meet people where they are, and how listening and placing herself in someone else's shoes allows Designs for Dignity to turn a waiting room into a welcoming space and a shelter into a home.

Blocked and Reported
Episode 92: MAPs Of Meaning

Blocked and Reported

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 67:20


An annoying West-Coast trend hits Jesse’s home region, a discussion about fake babies and ALLEGED BUT LEGALLY UNPROVEN cult affiliations, and a rather disgraceful attack led by online buffoons against a young academic. If you’re a premium subscriber and would like to discuss this episode with other BARPod listeners, you can do so here.Show notes/Links:The battle between furries and NFT bros escalates:More: https://candid.technology/usd-100k-nft-meme-war-twitterReborn doll basics:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reborn_doll#Social_issues_and_reactionshttps://www.reborns.com/https://old.reddit.com/r/RebornDollCringe/top/Nopenopenope: Start of the feud: The plot thickens: ALLEGED evidence here: http://nlovewithreborns2011.org/lawsuitdonationsThe plug incident: The book about MAPS (or whatever you want to call them): “A Long, Dark Shadow Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity”More Noah Berlatsky background than any healthy human could possibly want or need: Berlatsky interviews Walker:Outrage appears to have started with 4W: https://4w.pub/old-dominion-university-assistant-professor-comes-out-in-support-of-destigmatizing-pedophilia/November 11 Libs of Tiktok: Famous people join the pileon: Let’s get them fired:James Lindsay quote-retweets, simply saying ‘groomer’:Also posts a photo of Allyn doing some sort of talk in front of the words “Understanding resilience strategies among minor-attracted individuals”:Lindsay is really losing it:He also went after one of Allyn’s coauthors, with a tweet reading: “Allyn Walker didn't work alone. Who is Vanessa Panfil, and why is she a sexual predator disguised as a scholar?”:On November 16, Old Dominion puts out a statement:https://www.odu.edu/news/2021/11/a_statement_from_old#.YZZpU9DMJPZOld Dominion University has placed Dr. Allyn Walker on administrative leave, effective immediately, from their position as assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice. Reactions to Dr. Walker's research and book have led to concerns for their safety and that of the campus. Furthermore, the controversy over Dr. Walker's research has disrupted the campus and community environment and is interfering with the institution's mission of teaching and learning. "I want to state in the strongest terms possible that child sexual abuse is morally wrong and has no place in our society," said ODU President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. "This is a challenging time for our University, but I am confident that we will come together and move forward as a Monarch family." The actions we are taking today are motivated by our obligation to maintain a safe and conducive learning environment for our students, faculty, and staff.By October 17th, the story has gone completeley mainstream and gets written up in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/11/17/old-dominion-professor-allyn-walker/The president is quoted as saying in a message to the campus: “Many individuals have shared with me the view that the phrase ‘minor-attracted people’ is inappropriate and should not be utilized as a euphemism for behavior that is illegal, morally unacceptable, and profoundly damaging. It is important to call pedophilia what it is.”The Milo Outrage Cycle: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/04/how-breitbart-is-milking-the-milo-yiannopoulos-campus-outrage-outrage-cycle.htmlJezebel interview: https://jezebel.com/professor-on-leave-after-comments-about-people-attracte-1848089269Thomas Hubbard outrage campaign: https://www.chronicle.com/article/a-professors-writings-about-pederasty-enraged-students-so-they-protested-at-his-home/Walker resigns: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/11/24/allyn-walker-odu-professor-resigns/FIRE’s involvement: https://www.thefire.org/in-joint-statement-old-dominion-and-professor-allyn-walker-signal-end-to-campus-controversy-walker-thanks-fire/The lead image, of a creepy-looking fake baby with the catch phrase “So Truly Real” above it, comes from Ashton Drake. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.blockedandreported.org/subscribe

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Dignity: The Rogue Bludger (Book 2, Chapter 10)

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 47:22


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Dignity in Chapter Ten of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This week they discuss Lockhart's dignity, or lack thereof, athletes practicing ballet, and Dobby's big reveal. Throughout the episode we consider the question: is there an inherent human dignity that cannot be stripped away by others?Thank you to MJ for this week's voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 11, The Dueling Club, with very special guest Casper Ter Kuile, through the theme of Shame.--It's two sickles to join S.P.E.W., and only two dollars to join our Patreon for extra bloopers every week! Please consider helping us fill our Gringotts vault so we can continue to make this show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Find Your Awesome Podcast
Intimacy and Dignity with Sexologist Dr. Kristie Overstreet

The Find Your Awesome Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 67:18


Dr. Kristie Overstreet is a clinical sexologist, psychotherapist, host of the Fix Yourself First podcast, and author of Fix Yourself First: 25 Tips to Stop Ruining Your Relationships. Dr. Kristie is like no one I've met before. With her beautiful Georgia accent and her wealth of knowledge around sex, intimacy and LGBTQIA+ healthcare, she brings topics many are raised to believe are taboo into the light with grounded, accessible real-world wisdom. In this conversation, we dive deep into trust and intimacy with ourselves and our partners and then Dr. Kristie lovingly guides us through how to invite trans-phobic people into conversations that offer dignity for all. Learn more about Kelsey at https://kelseyabbott.com Find Dr. Kristie online at https://drkristieoverstreet.com/

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber
TCF441: Bringing Respect and Dignity Back to the Trades

The Contractor Fight with Tom Reber

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 24:46


Managing a business will always present challenges, and peer networking allows you to have a better chance of overcoming them. Today, Tom's guest is Jeremy Owens, the CEO of Three Generations Improvement and founder of US Construction Zone, a new community built to help contractors, leaders, and vendors in the construction industry by building relationship networks.   In this episode, we talk about… Advice for people working in family businesses — do what you're good at, don't care who is running the business The older generation needs to trust and accept the way the young generation runs the business The main goal for establishing US Construction Zone  There are always going to be problems in the construction industry — make your connections Obstacles that Jeremy ran into to bring the organization to life Patience is needed when you are launching a startup Contractors don't come to the table with a lot of skills — ongoing education is necessary One zoom call with one person at a time is rewarding Ideal members for the US Construction Zone How the older generation can have a positive impact on the young contractors You need to have a vision, mission statement, and marching order to attract young people to your business. Give reasons for people to work in the construction industry Links to resources: US Construction Zone Website: https://usconstructionzone.com/    3 Generations Improvements: https://www.3ghomeimprovements.com/    Email Jeremy: jeremyowens@usconstructionzone.com    Follow Tom on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/realtomreber   The $100k Contractor is designed to get you to at least $100k a year in personal income. It's time we quit stealing from our families and get that time back! https://TheContractorFight.com/100k      The Contractor Fight Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/thecontractorfight/     The Contractor Fight Night – https://thecontractorfight.com/fightnight/     The Contractor Fight TV – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEWHDzg1Tnogow9uAL3YESw 

Complete Drivel
It's In The Bag - Share The Dignity (2018)

Complete Drivel

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 31:44


In 2018 I spoke with the founder of a charity I absolutely love. Share The Dignity. I wanted to replay this chat with Rochelle as it's very powerful.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Hate: The Writing On The Wall (Book 2, Chapter 9)

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 42:15


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Hate in Chapter Nine of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This week they discuss the discovery of Mrs. Norris's petrified body, Justin Finch-Fletchley's new fear of Harry, and the trio's Polyjuice Plan. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how is hatred a distinct and particular form of animosity?Thank you to Kate for this week's voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 10, The Rogue Bludger, through the theme of Dignity.--It's two sickles to join S.P.E.W., and only two dollars to join our Patreon for extra bloopers every week! Please consider helping us fill our Gringotts vault so we can continue to make this show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hard Factor
11/18/21: Capital Punishment, Adults Attracted to Minors, Revenge Porn Mayors and Pre-Historic Park

Hard Factor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 79:44


The expected exoneration of two of the three convicted killers of Malcolm X set for today (00:21:20). Julius Jones is set for execution today in OK despite protests and petitions (00:26:30). MAPs or ‘Minor Attracted Persons exist and want people to know for some reason (00:35:30). Wooly mammoths are coming back (101:00:25). A mayor goes hard on revenge porn in Reddit (01:08:55). (00:00:00) - Timestamps Cup of Coffee in the Big Time (00:04:55) - Fun Fact: Back in the early 2000s on Playstation 1, FIFA 2001 and Gran Turismo 2 were scratch and sniff cds (00:07:25) - Holidays: National Princess Day, Great American Smoke Day, Mickey Mouse's Birthday (00:08:12) - This Day in History: 1978 - The Jonestown Massacre (00:09:00) - The Iranian women's team goalie has came out and said she is not a woman and will sue the Jordanian football association for accusing her of being a man (00:11:19) - The Chinese tennis star who accused a CCP member of assault and disappeared allegedly sent an email saying she was fine according to the Chinese state; (00:12:48) - Brass Against singer Sophia Urista apologized for peeing on a fan on stage saying she's all about the music and not a shock performer (00:14:53) - #3 - RIP to rapper and music exec Young Dolph who was shot and killed in Memphis on Wednesday (00:18:10) - #2 - The QAnon Shaman has been sentenced to 41 months in prison (00:21:20) - #1A - Two of the three men who were convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Malcolm X are set to be exonerated today in Manhattan District Court (00:26:30) - #1B - Julius Jones a man convited of the 2002 murder of Paul Howell is set to be killed by the state of Oklahoma today despite a petition with over 6 million signatures and some new information that has come to light post conviction (00:35:30) - A teacher has been placed on administrative leave for their book titled ‘A Long Dark Shadow: Minor Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity' outlining their stance on adults being attracted to minors as okay if they don't act on it TikTok International Moment (00:54:12) - Argentina - A woman has become the second person ever to contract HIV and naturally cure it (00:58:26) - France/UK - The largest sports distributor 'Decathlon' has stopped the sale of canoes in North France to discourage migrants traveling the English Channel to the UK (101:00:25) - Siberia - A company is trying to resurrect the Wooly Mammoth Jurassic Park style (01:08:55) - The Mayor of Cambridge, Maryland Andrew Bradshaw is facing serious jail time after being charged with 50 counts of posting revenge porn of his ex on Reddit These stories, and much more, brought to you by our incredible sponsors: http://beanbox.com/hardfactorholiday - Give the coffee fanatic in your life an unforgettable coffee-tasting experience with Bean Box and get 15% off purchases of $40 or more. http://lightstream.com/factor - Get a special interest rate discount and save even more on a loan to consolidate your credit card debt http://trycaliper.com/factor - Get 20% off your first order of Caliper CBD when you use promo code FACTOR Predicit: Get up to $40 matched when you deposit at Predictit.org/promo/hardfactor40 and make money betting on politics!