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New Books in Early Modern History
Camilla Russell, "Being a Jesuit in Renaissance Italy: Biographical Writing in the Early Global Age" (Harvard UP, 2022)

New Books in Early Modern History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 55:36


The Society of Jesus was established in 1540. In the century that followed, thousands sought to become Jesuits and pursue vocations in religious service, teaching, and missions. Drawing on scores of unpublished biographical documents housed at the Roman Jesuit Archive, Camilla Russell illuminates the lives of those who joined the Society, building together a religious and cultural presence that remains influential the world over. Tracing Jesuit life from the Italian provinces to distant missions, Russell sheds new light on the impact and inner workings of the Society. The documentary record reveals a textual network among individual members, inspired by Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises. The early Jesuits took stock of both quotidian and spiritual experiences in their own records, which reflect a community where the worldly and divine overlapped. Echoing the Society's foundational writings, members believed that each Jesuit's personal strengths and inclinations offered a unique contribution to the whole--an attitude that helps explain the Society's widespread appeal from its first days. Focusing on the Jesuits' own words, Being a Jesuit in Renaissance Italy: Biographical Writing in the Early Global Age (Harvard UP, 2022) offers a new lens on the history of spirituality, identity, and global exchange in the Renaissance. What emerges is a kind of genetic code--a thread connecting the key Jesuit works to the first generations of Jesuits and the Society of Jesus as it exists today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ransquawk Rundown, Daily Podcast
Euro Market Open: Cautious APAC trade seen echoing into Europe, Fed's Williams ahead

Ransquawk Rundown, Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 4:49


APAC stocks traded cautiously with the region lacking firm direction following the weak lead from Wall Street (S&P -0.8%).European equity futures are indicative of a lower open with the Euro Stoxx 50 future -1.0% after the cash market closed with gains of 0.6% yesterday.DXY reclaimed 113, cable is back below 1.12, USD/JPY remains on a 150 handle, NZD lags.US government is reportedly mulling a security review regarding Elon Musk's deal to acquire Twitter (TWTR).Looking ahead, highlights include UK Retail Sales, Sovereign Debt Ratings for the UK, Germany and Italy, Speech from Fed's Williams.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk

New Books in Intellectual History
Camilla Russell, "Being a Jesuit in Renaissance Italy: Biographical Writing in the Early Global Age" (Harvard UP, 2022)

New Books in Intellectual History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 55:36


The Society of Jesus was established in 1540. In the century that followed, thousands sought to become Jesuits and pursue vocations in religious service, teaching, and missions. Drawing on scores of unpublished biographical documents housed at the Roman Jesuit Archive, Camilla Russell illuminates the lives of those who joined the Society, building together a religious and cultural presence that remains influential the world over. Tracing Jesuit life from the Italian provinces to distant missions, Russell sheds new light on the impact and inner workings of the Society. The documentary record reveals a textual network among individual members, inspired by Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises. The early Jesuits took stock of both quotidian and spiritual experiences in their own records, which reflect a community where the worldly and divine overlapped. Echoing the Society's foundational writings, members believed that each Jesuit's personal strengths and inclinations offered a unique contribution to the whole--an attitude that helps explain the Society's widespread appeal from its first days. Focusing on the Jesuits' own words, Being a Jesuit in Renaissance Italy: Biographical Writing in the Early Global Age (Harvard UP, 2022) offers a new lens on the history of spirituality, identity, and global exchange in the Renaissance. What emerges is a kind of genetic code--a thread connecting the key Jesuit works to the first generations of Jesuits and the Society of Jesus as it exists today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history

New Books in History
Camilla Russell, "Being a Jesuit in Renaissance Italy: Biographical Writing in the Early Global Age" (Harvard UP, 2022)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 55:36


The Society of Jesus was established in 1540. In the century that followed, thousands sought to become Jesuits and pursue vocations in religious service, teaching, and missions. Drawing on scores of unpublished biographical documents housed at the Roman Jesuit Archive, Camilla Russell illuminates the lives of those who joined the Society, building together a religious and cultural presence that remains influential the world over. Tracing Jesuit life from the Italian provinces to distant missions, Russell sheds new light on the impact and inner workings of the Society. The documentary record reveals a textual network among individual members, inspired by Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises. The early Jesuits took stock of both quotidian and spiritual experiences in their own records, which reflect a community where the worldly and divine overlapped. Echoing the Society's foundational writings, members believed that each Jesuit's personal strengths and inclinations offered a unique contribution to the whole--an attitude that helps explain the Society's widespread appeal from its first days. Focusing on the Jesuits' own words, Being a Jesuit in Renaissance Italy: Biographical Writing in the Early Global Age (Harvard UP, 2022) offers a new lens on the history of spirituality, identity, and global exchange in the Renaissance. What emerges is a kind of genetic code--a thread connecting the key Jesuit works to the first generations of Jesuits and the Society of Jesus as it exists today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books Network
Camilla Russell, "Being a Jesuit in Renaissance Italy: Biographical Writing in the Early Global Age" (Harvard UP, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 55:36


The Society of Jesus was established in 1540. In the century that followed, thousands sought to become Jesuits and pursue vocations in religious service, teaching, and missions. Drawing on scores of unpublished biographical documents housed at the Roman Jesuit Archive, Camilla Russell illuminates the lives of those who joined the Society, building together a religious and cultural presence that remains influential the world over. Tracing Jesuit life from the Italian provinces to distant missions, Russell sheds new light on the impact and inner workings of the Society. The documentary record reveals a textual network among individual members, inspired by Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises. The early Jesuits took stock of both quotidian and spiritual experiences in their own records, which reflect a community where the worldly and divine overlapped. Echoing the Society's foundational writings, members believed that each Jesuit's personal strengths and inclinations offered a unique contribution to the whole--an attitude that helps explain the Society's widespread appeal from its first days. Focusing on the Jesuits' own words, Being a Jesuit in Renaissance Italy: Biographical Writing in the Early Global Age (Harvard UP, 2022) offers a new lens on the history of spirituality, identity, and global exchange in the Renaissance. What emerges is a kind of genetic code--a thread connecting the key Jesuit works to the first generations of Jesuits and the Society of Jesus as it exists today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Radio Lento podcast
135 A natural sound report from the Forest of Dean

Radio Lento podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 26:40


This is a segment of time from a clearing deep in the Forest of Dean. Echoing birds in full voice. Soft hushing breezes in high treetops. Then, over time, a band of fresh summer rain, falling in rich spatial detail over countless broad-leaved trees. It's a natural environment. The sort of place people travel to, to get away from it all. To get a dose of green health, because it ticks all the boxes. It's remote. Proper countryside. Far away from major roads and industrialised, built-up areas. So, a place where unnatural noise should be almost non-existent.   To get here we travelled several hundred miles by train with our audio equipment, staying in the Gloucestershire town of Lydney. We covered the last five miles on foot. We found the same tree we recorded from back in 2019 and set our mics beside it to record on their longest mission so far.  Hooked up to a huge battery, we left them alone to record non-stop over a four-day period. We imagined how we'd capture the sounds of woodcock on their twilight roding flights. Owls hooting in the dead of night. Brilliantly songful dawn choruses. Hours of pure birdsong in the warm daylight. All pure and free of human-made noise.  We have managed to capture these amazing sounds, but what's also revealed is just how much human-made noise there is too. We've not been able to find natural daytime quiet lasting for more than about 15 minutes. From aircraft to the exhaust sounds of motorbikes and other motor transport, the sound-feel of the forest is strongly shaped by unnatural things. The natural environment is recognised as vitally important to our health and wellbeing, but it's highly permeable to unnatural noise which can carry over many miles.  Its effect on the experience of being within nature can be heard in this episode, particularly over the first five minutes. It shows how just one passing motorbike becomes the main sound feature of the forest for a significant portion of time. How the number of journeys that people make, in that area and the design of the machines they use, combine over time to interrupt and break up the forest's own natural sound presence.

Ransquawk Rundown, Daily Podcast
Euro Market Open: Sterling sinks in a flash crash with broader sentiment shaky echoing Friday's tone

Ransquawk Rundown, Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 4:41


APAC stocks traded mostly negative in a resumption of last week's global stock rout. European equity futures are indicative of a lower open with the Euro Stoxx 50 future -0.7% after the cash market closed down 2.3% on Friday.GBP/USD suffered a flash crash to 1.0327, DXY breached 114 to the upside, Italian election had little sway on EUR.Italy is on course to appoint a right-wing government led by the Brothers of Italy party; Meloni claimed leadership of the next government.Crude traded lower with an early attempt to nurse losses thwarted by resistance at USD 80/bbl for WTI.Looking ahead, highlights include German Ifo, Speeches from Fed's Collins, Bostic & Mester, ECB's Lagarde, de Guindos & Panetta, BoE's Tenreyro, BoJ's Kuroda & Amamiya, Supply from the EU & US.Read the full report covering Equities, Forex, Fixed Income, Commodites and more on Newsquawk

The Heresy Financial Podcast
Powell the new Volcker? Rates Hiked Again

The Heresy Financial Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 9:56


Federal Reserve just concluded their September meeting, gave their press release, and Powell is increasingly sounding like the new Volcker. In fact, he said in the statement, “We will keep at it until the job is done, giving an echo back to Volcker, keeping at it”. Echoing the title of Paul Volcker's biography, ‘Keeping at it', and Volcker's legacy of crushing inflation in the seventies by continuously raising rates until the job was done.

Tmsoft's White Noise Sleep Sounds
Echoing Waterfront Drain Waves 9 Hours

Tmsoft's White Noise Sleep Sounds

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 541:10


At Truman Park in Key West a series of drains run along the dock and produce interesting echoes as waves splash in the small enclosed space. Spotify listener? Lose the intros by becoming a subscriber! https://anchor.fm/tmsoft/subscribe Learn more about the White Noise App Download the White Noise app for free! Download this sound to White Noise for free! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24
Korea 24 - 2022.09.19

KBS WORLD Radio Korea 24

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022


Korea24 – 2022.09.19 (Monday) News Briefing: President Yoon Suk-yeol has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II during his visit to London to attend Her Majesty’s state funeral. (Eunice Kim) In-Depth News Analysis: Last Wednesday, the World Health Organization(WHO) said that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight, after the agency reported a 22-percent on-week drop in virus deaths worldwide. Echoing such sentiments, Jung Ki-suck, the head of South Korea’s advisory committee on infectious diseases, suggested a possible end to the pandemic in six months' time. For reaction to these comments, Dr. Deepti Gurdasani from the Queen Mary University of London joins us on the line. Korea Trending with Walter Lee: 1. The government has unveiled plans to commercialize Level 3 self-driving cars by the end of the year, as part of its “Mobility Innovation Roadmap.” (국토부, ‘모빌리티 로드맵’ 발표) 2. Police have booked a man for stalking his neighbor by standing in front of her apartment door to record sounds coming from inside on his cellphone. (매일 밤 ‘옆집 소리’ 몰래 들은 남성…‘스토킹 혐의’ 수사) 3. One of the top second-generation K-pop girl groups, Kara, will be making a comeback in November after a seven-year hiatus. ('데뷔 15주년' 카라, 11월 완전체 컴백) Monday Sports Round-up: Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min emphatically ended his goal drought with three goals against Leicester City on Saturday. Sports writer Steve Price joins on the line to tell us about the hat trick. He also briefs us on the new KBO schedule to make-up for recent weather-delayed games, as well as the WTA and ATP Tours coming to Korea. Morning Edition Preview with Richard Larkin: - In tomorrow’s Korea Herald, Hwang Dong-hee reports on the influence that former President Moon Jae-in still has when recommending books. - Tomorrow’s Korea Times features Park Han-sol’s preview of the Seoul International Writers' Festival (SIWF) starting on September 23.

Today in the Word Devotional
Why Confession Works

Today in the Word Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


Some people think that gaining God’s forgiveness will happen because of something we say or do. But that is not true. Receiving forgiveness does not depend on us, but only upon Jesus Christ. Echoing the first chapter of his Gospel, John reminds us that Jesus “was from the beginning” (v. 1). God alone can forgive sins, and this is a subtle reminder that Jesus is God in the flesh (John 1:1, 14; see also Mark 2:6–12). Confessing our sin is necessary because sin is the opposite of all that God is, just as darkness is the opposite of light. When we claim to be followers of Jesus but are living a sinful life, we are not living out the truth of what we believe (v. 6). When we sin after we have trusted in Christ, that sin does not nullify the forgiveness and righteousness we have received from Him. But continuing in sin is inconsistent with the life Christ provides. As we “walk in the light,” we become more and more aware of the aspects of our life and thinking that need to change. People often become more aware of their sin after they have begun to follow Christ than they were before they believed (v. 8). God does not simply close His eyes to our sin or lower His standard when we confess. Instead, God can forgive us because Jesus satisfied all the demands of righteousness and paid the penalty for sin with His own blood. In this way, God is both “just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus” (Rom. 3:26). >> Don’t wait for sins to stack up before you confess them. As soon as a sin comes to mind, admit your guilt and ask God to forgive you because of what Jesus Christ has done. You do not need a long and elaborate prayer. It is enough for you to say, “God forgive me for Jesus’ sake.” 

The Bald Brad Show
Democrats Triple Down on Border Security & Inflation | Ep.54

The Bald Brad Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 28:17


In this clip from The Bald Brad Show, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre triples down on Kamala Harris' comments made on Meet The Press regarding border security. MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd appeared to have a difficult time accepting Vice President Kamala Harris' assertion that the U.S.-Mexico border was secure. Moreover, Live Action founder Lila Rose took on a fuming abortion activist, and many others, during a Monday appearance on “Dr. Phil.” Rose, one of the leading pro-life figures in the nation, was called a “traitor” to women and decried as lacking empathy by one pro-abortion activist in the audience. In her typical fashion, Rose responded calmly and with compassion for both women and the unborn. Lastly, The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 8.3% between August 2021 and August 2022, according to a Tuesday report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The reading marks a decline from the 8.5% year-over-year rate seen in July and the 9.1% year-over-year rate seen in June as gasoline prices continue to fall. However, month-over-month prices for food, shelter, and medical services continued to tick upward, producing a 0.1% overall price increase from July. Economists had expected headline inflation to fall 0.1%. Joe Biden said inflation is flat. Echoing the idea that there was 0% inflation. In short, Democrats triple down on border security and inflation.

Our Mission Path
No Substitute For Action

Our Mission Path

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 2:24


Sympathy is no substitute for action. David Livingstone Felling sorrow and pity for another's situation is a good starting point but eventually we must take action. Echoing through the pages of scripture is the disappointed yet sympathetic voice of God questioning Adam and Eve… Continue Reading "No Substitute For Action"

Unlabelling Effect
S4EP5 (PART2) The Secret To Building Healthy Relationships

Unlabelling Effect

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 12:02


Healthy relationships don't look the same for everyone since people have different needs. Your specific needs around communication, affection, space, shared hobbies or values, and so on may change throughout life.So, a relationship that works in your 20s may be nothing like the relationship you want in your 30s. Echoing to our previous episode "Is Love At First Sight Real?", we will dissect how to build healthy relationships with new people entering into our lives.Dare to feel, dare to be real. #UnlabellingEffect

Think Out Loud
Yakama Nation leaders praise official report on breaching lower Snake River dams

Think Out Loud

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 12:26


Washington Governor Jay Inslee and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray recently released a long-anticipated report on breaching the dams along the lower Snake River. Echoing an earlier draft, they said that taking out the dams is ultimately the best chance for threatened and endangered salmon. But they also detailed the enormous impacts dam removal would have on clean energy, transportation and the broader economy. They said now was not the right time to breach the dams, but that that option should continue to be on the table. The Yakama Nation praised Inslee and Murray for “championing a comprehensive approach to Columbia Basin salmon recovery.” We talk with Jeremy Takala, chairman of the Fish and Wildlife Committee for the Yakama Nation, about tribal priorities as the process moves forward.

Upaya Zen Center's Dharma Podcast
Frank Ostaseski: Love is My Mentor

Upaya Zen Center's Dharma Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 44:51


The Persian poet Hafiz wrote that between now and death he knows of no better topic to discuss than love. Frank Ostaseski agrees. Echoing the Prayer of St. Francis, Frank tells us how amidst suffering he learned that love would not save him by coming toward him but by coming through him. It is when we allow our own […]

Sleep Eat Perform Repeat
#187 Bradley Franco - Yoga Trainer and Mental Leadership Coach

Sleep Eat Perform Repeat

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 36:27


Today we spoke with Bradley Franco - Yoga Trainer and Mental Leadership Coach Brad moved from Orange County, California to Cologne, Germany - we asked why to open up this very insightful dialogue. Currently, Brad is training football teams with regard to their athletic programme - movement quality, yoga, flexibility, recovery protocols, breathwork, and meditation practices. He also teaches yoga privately in Germany and online, grounded in his education in psychology. Brad highlighted the different mentality between a player and an athlete from his perspective, what a good yoga teacher does, and the benefits of a yoga class across different age groups and backgrounds. We dived into the differences between online and in-person engagements, the other big positives yoga gives that are often not highlighted...and how to build yoga buy-in into a routine for skeptics. Echoing a recent chat with Craig White, Brad highlighted the value of quiet time for oneself, elaborated on interoception...and what a typical week looks like for Brad himself, which was very interesting. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Highlights ⚽ Working as a Yoga teacher in professional football

Unlabelling Effect
S4EP5 (PART1) The Secret To Building Healthy Relationships

Unlabelling Effect

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 12:35


Healthy relationships don't look the same for everyone since people have different needs. Your specific needs around communication, affection, space, shared hobbies or values, and so on may change throughout life.So, a relationship that works in your 20s may be nothing like the relationship you want in your 30s. Echoing to our previous episode "Is Love At First Sight Real?", we will dissect how to build healthy relationships with new people entering into our lives.Dare to feel, dare to be real. #UnlabellingEffect

The TechEd Podcast
Industry 4.0 Readiness in the U.S. (Plus Tools, Knowledge & Resources for Manufacturers) - Tom Kelly, Executive Director and CEO of Automation Alley

The TechEd Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 34:19


Automation Alley is one of the World Economic Forum's AMHUBs (Advanced Manufacturing Hub). These centers of excellence aggregate and share knowledge, resources and tools around Industry 4.0 through collaborative projects and initiatives. In episode one of our two-part series with Automation Alley Executive Director and CEO Tom Kelly, we discuss the state of Industry 4.0 in the United States. Are small and midsized manufacturers aware of the impact Industry 4.0 will have? What technological and cultural changes need to be made for a business to embrace Industry 4.0? How will reshoring impact our manufacturing workforce?We answer all these and more in a fascinating discussion all around advanced manufacturing strategies.3 Big Takeaways from this episode:Industry 4.0 and digital transformation must be collaborative efforts: This concept is unfamiliar in manufacturing where companies hold tightly to their "secret sauce," but the rate of change of technology today makes it imperative that organizations share their knowledge and best practices around Industry 4.0. At Automation Alley, the mindset is share what you know; take what you need. We discuss the roles that companies, academic institutions, government and other entities must play in this collaborative effort.Industry 4.0 readiness is about business culture, too: While so much focus is placed on technology, Automation Alley's research with small to midsize companies has shown that it's really about company culture and a willingness to change - and that might mean disrupting business models from a capital-asset-focused strategy. Hear Tom share the four biggest barriers to change for SMBs and how he scores the U.S. for Industry 4.0 readiness.The workforce will be massively disrupted by Industry 4.0: Disrupting business models, changing technologies, reshoring manufacturing to the U.S. and an aging manufacturing workforce all play into this idea - that the manufacturing workforce will be greatly disrupted by Industry 4.0. Echoing earlier sentiments, the workforce challenge should be solved through collaboration, company culture, and building connections between academia and industry.ResourcesTo learn about Automation Alley and get free access to Industry 4.0 knowledge visit: automationalley.comTo get access to the Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment discussed in this episode, visit: https://www.automationalley.com/initiatives/industry-4-0-leadership-assessmentConnect with Automation Alley on social media:Facebook  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn  |  Instagram  |  YouTubeView episode page: techedpodcast.com/automationalley

Les Immatures De Paris And The Policeman
Bonding : Many adults feel secure in their relationships and comfortable depending on others (echoing “secure” attachment in children).

Les Immatures De Paris And The Policeman

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 1:30


Deep Chats with Chris Cypher
Echoing Mind Chatter (Verbally Expressed)

Deep Chats with Chris Cypher

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 18:14


A Cypher rant for you: philosophical life updates, thought venting, expression. If that's your style, check it out. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/deepchatswithchriscypher/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deepchatswithchriscypher/support

Les Immatures De Paris And The Policeman
Bonding : Many adults feel secure in their relationships and comfortable depending on others (echoing “secure” attachment in children).

Les Immatures De Paris And The Policeman

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 1:30


Real Life Church-Sango
Jesus, would you teach us to pray?

Real Life Church-Sango

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 37:59


Pastor Freddy T Wyatt begins a series on prayer. Echoing the request of his Jesus' disciples, join in as we cry out "Jesus, teach us to pray" Luke 11:1-4 To learn more, text "mission" to 97000 or visit https://www.reallifesango.com

Relax With Slow Norwegian
ASMR keyboard writing in relaxing Norwegian with hypnotic echoing and beautiful relaxing music (2 hours sleep friendly)

Relax With Slow Norwegian

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 120:00


Appreciate this episode? Buy me a coffee! :) Love this podcast? Tell me (and the world) Join me on Facebook Here is the original script for this episode in NORWEGIAN.  Relax with slow Norwegian, August 2022 Tiden flyr. Dagene går. Tenk at det er kommet til sommerens slutt allerede. Nå sitter jeg på mitt gamle kontorrom der hvor jeg bodde før og skriver innholdet til en ny episode. Jeg kan ikke forstå at det nesten har gått en hel måned siden sist.  Forrige gang hadde jeg mikrofone nærmere tastaturet med fokus på lydene derfra. Denne gangen sitter jeg og skriver med mikrofonene veldig nært munnen min. Ikke mer enn 5-10 cm. Jeg er nysgjerrig på hva jeg liker best og hva dere liker best av disse to alternativene. Kanskje kommer det an på dagsformen? Om man vil ha en stemme helt nærmt ørene eller ikke. Jeg lytter til meg selv samtidig mens jeg skriver, og jeg merker at jeg blir litt tungpustet av å snakke så veldig stille. Jeg holder liksom igjen litt på pusten for å ikke blåse for mye luft ut av gangen, for da “smeller” det i mikrofonene og dermed i våre ører. Det er ikke så behagelig å høre på syns jeg. Innimellom så raser det ideer i mitt hode om hva jeg kan ta meg til her på podkasten. Jeg har fått tilbakemeldinger fra dere om at dere liker at det er litt forskjell i episodene og innholdet. Jeg har i det siste tenkt på å bare lage lister med ord, eller lese opp i fra en kokebok eller noe, da selve innholdet ikke er det viktigste, bare at det gjennomføres på en rolig og behagelig måte.  I begynnelsen av denne podkasten, leste jeg mye fra snl.no som er nettsidene Store norske leksikon. Derfra er mange artikler lovlig å gjengi uten å ha avtale med forfatteren. Jeg leste fra store norske leksikon, jeg leste fra min egen blogg og fra skattkista, et skole- og hjemmeleksikon. Jeg tror det var kalt et konversasjonsleksikon. Kunnskap for å ha noe å snakke om. Jeg for min egen del likerbest å snakke om det som foregår inne i meg og inne i deg, filosofere over hva vi er, hva verden er og hva vi gjør her. Meningen med livet og disse greiene. Og så liker jeg å snakke, eller konversere på fint, om ideer og drømmer og hvordan vi kan oppnå disse.  Hva liker du å snakke om når du treffer en nær og kjær venn?  Jeg begynner å gå litt tom for ord i dag. Jeg har ikke så mye å dele akkurat nå.  Men jeg skal grave litt. Med det mener jeg at jeg skal utforske mitt eget hode litt for å se om noe dukker opp som jeg har lyst å skrive litt om her og nå.  Jeg kan jo nevne at Eir og jeg kom tilbake fra en biltur for noen dager siden. Vi tok oss en skikkelig fin jentetur, henne og jeg. Først besøkte vi Mikkelparken i Kinsarvik, så kjørte vi til Lillestrøm og gikk i klatrepark der før vi kjørte til Oslo og var 3 dager på Bogstad gård hvor de har kaniner og høns og kalkun og husdyr, i tillegg til en nydelig fauna av en hage med både spiselige planter og vekster samt det som bare er til glede for øyet. Vi var veldig heldige som fikk bruke så mye tid på besøk på denne fine plassen, da vi kunne overnatte i bilen der i lys av at vi besøkte en venn som bor der. For de har ikke et overnattingstilbud der. Men det er vel verdt å besøke denne plassen bare for et dagsbesøk, spesielt hvis det er sommer og varmt, da det er en badeplass like ved. Bogstadvannet heter det der. Det er også gratis å parkere og de har kafe der på dagtid mellom 12:00 og 16:00 mener jeg. Men ta ikke mitt ord for det. Finn det ut selv dersom du planlegger et besøk. Det var veldig avslappende å henge i parken der med nydelig utsikt og behagelig, familievennlig atmosfære. God plass!   Etter dette kjørte vi til Bjørneparken i Flå, som ligger i Hallingdal. Vi hadde en kjempefin dag der også og en veldig fin avslutning på turen vår. Vi kjørte opp på fjellet og parkerte midt mellom lyng og annen buskvekst før vi kjørte til Voss morgenen etter.  Jeg glemte å nevne at vi på turen bort tok en spasertur på fjellet og sklei på rumpa ned snøen som ikke har smeltet enda, og som kanskje aldri smelter, med mindre vi har heterekorder. Det var gøy og spennende for oss begge å ake på snøen en sommerdag i slutten av Juli!  Men nå er vi hjemme igjen og bruker dagene så godt vi kan til å være ute og nyte resten av sommeren som betyr helt nede i 12 grader og regn! Men vi kler oss og går ut i skogen, lager bål og leter etter sopp og bær. Det er deilig å være ute og det er noe rart med det for all mat smaker liksom mye bedre også når vi tilbereder den ute!  De siste dagene har vi funnet kantareller og steinsopp, og jeg har merket en nysgjerrighet for soppens verden. I går gikk vi ut med soppbok, og jeg oppdaget en ny matsopp. Ny for meg vel og merke, og det skal lite til, for jeg har aldri egentlig vært på sopptur. Så nå har jeg lyst til å lære mer, slik jeg har mer å gjøre på ute utover høsten også! Soppen jeg fant i går heter rødgul piggsopp og kan ikke lett forveksles med noe annet, derfor følte jeg meg nokså trygg da jeg la den i kurven. Jeg har ikke smakt den enda! Men det blir spennende. I forigårs laget jeg en rett av løk, ris og kantarell. Det var veldig godt.  Se der ja. Jeg hadde visst litt på hjertet likevel.  Nå ser jeg at jeg har spilt inn i 45 minutter og jeg tenker at det er en passelig lengde på denne episoden. Jeg skal jo også lese inn denne teksten og kanskje også legge ut noen ord. Vi får se. Jeg ønsker å finne en måte jeg kan sørge for at jeg er motivert til å lage disse episodene jevnt og trutt, og hvis jeg gir meg selv for mye jobb ved hver episode, så krever det mer av meg å motivere meg til å gjøre jobben. Naturlig nok. Så det jeg ønsker å finne er vel en balanse. Noe som skaper verdi hos deg og meg og som ikke føles som jobb. Jeg elsker jo dette selv om det er tidkrevende. Når jeg ikke klarer å organisere tiden min godt nok, så blir jeg hengende etter og det føles ikke noe bra, for jeg ønsker å skape. Jeg ønsker å stille opp og gjøre de tingene som jeg føler gir meg både mestring og glede!  Magen min romler og jeg glemmer at jeg har sagt at det var på tide å avslutte for denne gang.  Da vil jeg bare til sist minne på at det er så verdsatt om du legger igjen et review der du lytter til podkcasten og gjerne følg meg på Facebook også: Relax with slow Norwegian podcast.  Google translated text into english: Relax with slow Norwegian, August 2022 Time flies. The days go by. Think that it has come to the end of summer already. Now I'm sitting in my old office room where I used to live and writing the content for a new episode. I can't believe it's been almost a whole month since the last time.  Last time I had microphones closer to the keyboard focusing on the sounds from there. This time I sit and write with the microphones very close to my mouth. No more than 5-10 cm. I'm curious what I like best and what you like best of these two options. Maybe it depends on the form of the day? Whether you want a voice very close to your ears or not. I listen to myself at the same time as I write, and I notice that I'm getting a little short of breath from speaking so very quietly. I kind of hold my breath a little bit so as not to blow too much air out of the room, because then it "bangs" in the microphones and thus in our ears. I don't think it's very pleasant to listen to. From time to time, ideas race through my head about what I can do here on the podcast. I have received feedback from you that you like that there is a slight difference in the episodes and the content. Lately I've been thinking about just making lists of words, or reading from a cookbook or something, as the content itself isn't the most important thing, just that it's carried out in a calm and pleasant way.  At the beginning of this podcast, I read a lot from snl.no, which is the Store norske lexikon website. From there, many articles are legal to reproduce without having an agreement with the author. I read from large Norwegian encyclopedias, I read from my own blog and from the treasure chest, a school and home encyclopedia. I think it was called a conversational dictionary. Knowledge to have something to talk about. For my part, I like to talk about what goes on inside me and inside you, philosophizing about what we are, what the world is and what we do here. The meaning of life and these things. And then I like to talk, or converse nicely, about ideas and dreams and how we can achieve them.  What do you like to talk about when you meet a close and dear friend?  I'm starting to run out of words today. I don't have much to share right now.  But I'll do some digging. By that I mean that I will explore my own head a little to see if something comes up that I want to write about here and now.  I can mention that Eir and I returned from a road trip a few days ago. We took a really nice girl's trip, her and I. First we visited Mikkelparken in Kinsarvik, then we drove to Lillestrøm and went to the climbing park there before we drove to Oslo and spent 3 days at Bogstad farm where they have rabbits and chickens and turkeys and livestock, in addition to a lovely fauna of a garden with both edible plants and growths as well as what is only pleasing to the eye. We were very lucky to spend so much time visiting this nice place, as we were able to spend the night in the car there as we were visiting a friend who lives there. Because they don't have an accommodation offer there. But it is well worth visiting this place just for a day visit, especially if it is summer and hot, as there is a swimming place nearby. It's called Bogstadvannet there. It is also free to park and they have a cafe there during the day between 12:00 and 16:00 I think. But don't take my word for it. Find out for yourself if you are planning a visit. It was very relaxing to hang out in the park there with lovely views and a comfortable family friendly atmosphere. Good space!   After this we drove to Bjørneparken in Flå, which is located in Hallingdal. We had a great day there too and a very nice end to our trip. We drove up the mountain and parked in the middle of heather and other shrubbery before driving to Voss the following morning.  I forgot to mention that on the trip away we took a walk on the mountain and slid on our bums down the snow that hasn't melted yet, and may never melt, unless we have record heat. It was fun and exciting for both of us to sled on the snow on a summer day at the end of July!  But now we are back at home and using the days as best we can to be outside and enjoy the rest of the summer, which means down to 12 degrees and rain! But we get dressed and go out into the forest, make a fire and look for mushrooms and berries. It's lovely to be outside and there's something strange about it because all food somehow tastes much better when we prepare it outside! In the last few days we have found chanterelles and porcini mushrooms, and I have noticed a curiosity for the world of mushrooms. Yesterday we went out with a mushroom book, and I discovered a new edible mushroom. New to me to be sure, and it doesn't take much, because I've never really been on a mushroom trip. So now I want to learn more, as I have more to do outside in the autumn too! The mushroom I found yesterday is called a red-yellow porcupine and cannot easily be confused with anything else, so I felt quite safe when I put it in the basket. I haven't tasted it yet! But it will be exciting. Last year I made a dish of onions, rice and chanterelles. It was very good.  Look there, yes. Still, I had a bit of a crush on me.  Now I see that I have recorded for 45 minutes and I think that is a suitable length for this episode. After all, I will also read this text and perhaps also post a few words. We'll see. I want to find a way to make sure I'm motivated to make these episodes consistently, and if I'm giving myself too much work with each episode, then it takes more of me to motivate myself to do the work. Naturally. So what I want to find is a balance. Something that creates value for you and me and that doesn't feel like work. I love this , even if it is time-consuming. When I don't manage to organize my time well enough, I fall behind and it doesn't feel good, because I want to create. I want to stand up and do the things that I feel give me both mastery and joy!  My stomach rumbles and I forget that I said it was time to call it quits this time.  Finally, I just want to remind you that it is so appreciated if you leave a review where you listen to the podcast and feel free to follow me on Facebook too: Relax with slow Norwegian podcast.  Tusen takk for at du er her og for at du er du. Jeg er så takknemlig for å få lov til å være i ditt liv.  #Asmr #tingles #relax #braingasm #bedtime #fairytale #meditation #book #Norwegian #learn norwegian #whispering #whisper #whispered #soft voices #soft spoken #binaural #storm #Norway #meditation #meditate #sleep #hypnosis

This Anthro Life
Growing Roots as a National Cultural Anthropologist with Ashley Meredith

This Anthro Life

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 66:10


Ashely Meredith serves as the National Cultural Anthropologist and Deputy National Historic Preservation Officer for the Federated States of Micronesia. Micronesia is a sovereign island country in Oceania situated north east of Australia and Papua New guinea. consists of 600 islands covering a massive area of around 1 million square miles. There are 18 languages spoken across the islands. Echoing what we might call a traditional fieldwork approach, Ashley works with a team to document, preserve, and establish cultural pathways for different Micronesian communities. This includes work like demographics, surveys, linguistic studies and observational fieldwork. Her work also is applied anthropology. She talks with communities to understand what they want in terms of infrastructure, tourism, education, or heritage development and works with them to find resources, generate funding and support. Beyond this, she interfaces between communities, government and international relations including with the United States and UNESCO. Ashley's breadth of experience provides a key perspective for rethinking how we use data. This includes why we need qualitative data in a world obsessed with numbers, but also how transmission matters. As we explore in this conversation, transmission has to do with cultural practices like storytelling as much as with technological limitations such as internet speed across the islands.

Radio Lento podcast
129 Pristine quiet to early dawn (includes woodcock roding calls in full spatial detail)

Radio Lento podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 29:00


For this week's episode we're back in the Forest of Dean for a different kind of captured quiet. Quiet that transforms from one thing to another. A kind of sonic metamorphosis.  The segment from this overnight recording begins at around 4am when the space around the oak tree holding the microphones is still pitch dark, and pristine quiet. Intimate. A clearing, deep within an expansive forest, where the night air carries so little sound that only the trickling stream can be heard. It reflects narrowly off the trunk of the tree, like the flickering light of a campfire. But when a woodcock flies by, on its *roding flight, the sense of pristine space is temporarily revealed. This sense of closeness, of being beside an old oak tree and a trickling stream, surrounded by dense and tangled undergrowth, continues, occasionally graced by the distant hooting of an owl, and a passing high altitude passenger plane. But then, something in the forest changes. Strange new sounds, floating in, from far beyond. Fragments of distant birdsong. Filtered through countless trees, countless empty voids. Echoing, and reverberating. The intimate space, thinning, giving way, opening out, and lightening, through the gathering sound. A song thrush, heard left of centre of scene, sings out and becomes the first real soloist of this newly evolving place. Widening. Expanding as each new bird joins in song. The proportions of the space growing, from an amphitheatre. Then, to a cathedral.  * In late spring male woodcocks make roding flights to attract females. Just after dusk and just before dawn, they fly at speed through the treetops making a combination call that sounds like a quack that ends with a squeak. This recording captures the roding flight in 3d spatial audio and so reveals the way the bird is moving.

The Cave of Apelles
What Constitutes Good Landscape Painting? | Boris Koller & Jan-Ove Tuv

The Cave of Apelles

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 67:56


Should you paint landscapes from imagination or climb the highest mountains to observe nature from a birds eye perspective? Boris Koller and Jan-Ove Tuv sit down to talk about their experience, how and where the youngsters go wrong, and the quality of painters like Vermeer, Lars Hertervig, and John Constable. Chapters from this episode: 00:03 Symmetry in painting is death 02:25 Paint what you know 06:21 Why not to use mirrors when you paint 14:28 Echoing or repeating certain elements 16:13 Inventing landscapes 19:50 Structure before rhythm and imbalance 22:22 Horizons are the main problem 24:13 Structure before emotion 28:55 Vermeer: the best landscape composer 30:44 Hertervig's "Borg Island": Dramatize and bind together 38:12 Painting from memory, a photograph, or the motif itself? 43:10 Hertervig unifies sky and earth and "flattens" the image 50:26 No sketches beforehand, like Caravaggio 53:08 Place important elements in the dark! 53:48 Animating nature 55:55 How to paint sunsets This episode was filmed and edited by Bork Nerdrum. The centerpiece was a 19th century reproduction of G. F. Watts' Hope. SHOUTOUT to our TOP SPONSORS! Fergus Ryan Shaun Roberts Matthias Proy Eivind Josten Børge Moe Dean Anthony Alastair Blain Anders Berge Christensen Erik Lasky Iver Ukkestad Jack Entz Warner Jared Fountain Jon Harald Aspheim Marion Bu-Pedersen Maurice Robbins Misty DeLaine Richard Barrett Stacey Evangelista Trym Jordahl Yngve Hellan Would you like to get premium access? Become a patron: https://patreon.com/caveofapelles/ Subscribe to our newsletter. It is the only way to make sure that you receive content from us on a regular basis: https://bit.ly/2L8qCNn Check out our other channels: https://www.youtube.com/c/SchoolofApelles https://www.youtube.com/c/CultureWarsNow Podcast available on SoundCloud, iTunes, and Spotify: https://soundcloud.com/caveofapelles https://spoti.fi/2AVDkcT https://apple.co/2QAcXD6 Visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/caveofapelles Rumble: https://rumble.com/user/CaveOfApelles For inquiries — talk@caveofapelles.com

Data Mesh Radio
#96 The Power of Empowerment and Driving Business Value: Data Mesh at Roche - Interview w/ Omar Khawaja

Data Mesh Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 72:40


https://www.patreon.com/datameshradio (Data Mesh Radio Patreon) - get access to interviews well before they are released Episode list and links to all available episode transcripts (most interviews from #32 on) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZmCIinVgIm0xjIVFpL9jMtCiOlBQ7LbvLmtmb0FKcQc/edit?usp=sharing (here) Provided as a free resource by DataStax https://www.datastax.com/products/datastax-astra?utm_source=DataMeshRadio (AstraDB) Transcript for this episode (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JyEGeFHqLz3_WdGviNZeAYMJZQzI8ttS9r8I5ffqqwo/edit?usp=sharing (link)) provided by Starburst. See their Data Mesh Summit recordings https://www.starburst.io/learn/events-webinars/datanova-on-demand/?datameshradio (here) and their great data mesh resource center https://www.starburst.io/info/distributed-data-mesh-resource-center/?datameshradio (here) In this episode, Scott interviewed Omar Khawaja, Head of Business Intelligence at Roche Diagnostics. To be clear, Omar was only representing his own viewpoints and learnings, not necessarily those of Roche. Some interesting thoughts/takeaways from Omar's point of view and learnings: If you are going to make progress in a data mesh journey, you must be okay with "good enough". Perfect is the enemy of good and done. Measure, learn, and adjust along the way but get moving and keep moving. It's okay to make mistakes - recognize and correct them. Echoing a number of past guests, change management and organizational challenges will take a large portion of a data mesh implementation leader's time and effort - likely far more than most would expect. Focus on empowering people and showing them why this can work for them. And what it means for them. Data mesh cannot be your entire data strategy. If you are implementing data mesh, it must only be part of your data strategy. Start from the why. Why undertake something as transformational and difficult as implementing data mesh? What business value will it deliver? Data-as-a-product thinking is the true heart of a data mesh implementation. It's far more than just creating data products. Data product discovery is crucial, much like discovery in regular product management. Take considerable learnings from product management in other disciplines. Focus on outcomes in day-to-day data work. What are you trying to deliver? What is the value in it? For whom? How will we measure if we are successful? And were we actually successful? We need to get data people to rethink creating point solutions - sometimes called project management thinking - where they deliver a dashboard and the dashboard itself is the focus. This leads to fragility that could be prevented by focusing on the entire data lifecycle to create the dashboard with the dashboard - and many other chances for data reuse - as an output. Roche is being quite flexible around who develops data products - it is all about the capabilities and needs. Often, it is data engineers in the domains, enabled by the central platform team. But it can be data/business analysts or software engineers too. If the data product isn't overly complex or if a business analyst really understands data, why can't they be the data product developer? It would have been the definition of insanity - trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results - for Roche to just move from an on-prem data lake that was having scaling and quality issues to a cloud data lake. Many other aspects needed to change. The organization needed to unlearn and relearn a number of things and data mesh was a great vision for where they could go. Roche saw some duplication of work across data products so they adjusted and made their data product discovery and design phases very public. Making it public can increase collaboration early in a data product's life as well so you might find additional data consumers in the development phase. Omar started the conversation with a definition of what Business...

New Books in American Studies
Treva B. Lindsey, "America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice" (U California Press, 2022)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 51:56


Echoing the energy of Nina Simone's searing protest song that inspired the title, this book is a call to action in our collective journey toward just futures. America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice (U California Press, 2022) explores the combined force of anti-Blackness, misogyny, patriarchy, and capitalism in the lives of Black women and girls in the United States today. Through personal accounts and hard-hitting analysis, Black feminist historian Treva B. Lindsey starkly assesses the forms and legacies of violence against Black women and girls, as well as their demands for justice for themselves and their communities. Combining history, theory, and memoir, America, Goddam renders visible the gender dynamics of anti-Black violence. Black women and girls occupy a unique status of vulnerability to harm and death, while the circumstances and traumas of this violence go underreported and understudied. America, Goddam allows readers to understand How Black women—who have been both victims of anti-Black violence as well as frontline participants—are rarely the focus of Black freedom movements. How Black women have led movements demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Toyin Salau, Riah Milton, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, and countless other Black women and girls whose lives have been curtailed by numerous forms of violence. How across generations and centuries, their refusal to remain silent about violence against them led to Black liberation through organizing and radical politics. America, Goddam powerfully demonstrates that the struggle for justice begins with reckoning with the pervasiveness of violence against Black women and girls in the United States” Mickell Carter is a doctoral student in the department of history at Auburn University. She can be reached at mzc0152@auburn.edu and on twitter @MickellCarter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books in Women's History
Treva B. Lindsey, "America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice" (U California Press, 2022)

New Books in Women's History

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 51:56


Echoing the energy of Nina Simone's searing protest song that inspired the title, this book is a call to action in our collective journey toward just futures. America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice (U California Press, 2022) explores the combined force of anti-Blackness, misogyny, patriarchy, and capitalism in the lives of Black women and girls in the United States today. Through personal accounts and hard-hitting analysis, Black feminist historian Treva B. Lindsey starkly assesses the forms and legacies of violence against Black women and girls, as well as their demands for justice for themselves and their communities. Combining history, theory, and memoir, America, Goddam renders visible the gender dynamics of anti-Black violence. Black women and girls occupy a unique status of vulnerability to harm and death, while the circumstances and traumas of this violence go underreported and understudied. America, Goddam allows readers to understand How Black women—who have been both victims of anti-Black violence as well as frontline participants—are rarely the focus of Black freedom movements. How Black women have led movements demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Toyin Salau, Riah Milton, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, and countless other Black women and girls whose lives have been curtailed by numerous forms of violence. How across generations and centuries, their refusal to remain silent about violence against them led to Black liberation through organizing and radical politics. America, Goddam powerfully demonstrates that the struggle for justice begins with reckoning with the pervasiveness of violence against Black women and girls in the United States” Mickell Carter is a doctoral student in the department of history at Auburn University. She can be reached at mzc0152@auburn.edu and on twitter @MickellCarter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in Gender Studies
Treva B. Lindsey, "America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice" (U California Press, 2022)

New Books in Gender Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 51:56


Echoing the energy of Nina Simone's searing protest song that inspired the title, this book is a call to action in our collective journey toward just futures. America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice (U California Press, 2022) explores the combined force of anti-Blackness, misogyny, patriarchy, and capitalism in the lives of Black women and girls in the United States today. Through personal accounts and hard-hitting analysis, Black feminist historian Treva B. Lindsey starkly assesses the forms and legacies of violence against Black women and girls, as well as their demands for justice for themselves and their communities. Combining history, theory, and memoir, America, Goddam renders visible the gender dynamics of anti-Black violence. Black women and girls occupy a unique status of vulnerability to harm and death, while the circumstances and traumas of this violence go underreported and understudied. America, Goddam allows readers to understand How Black women—who have been both victims of anti-Black violence as well as frontline participants—are rarely the focus of Black freedom movements. How Black women have led movements demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Toyin Salau, Riah Milton, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, and countless other Black women and girls whose lives have been curtailed by numerous forms of violence. How across generations and centuries, their refusal to remain silent about violence against them led to Black liberation through organizing and radical politics. America, Goddam powerfully demonstrates that the struggle for justice begins with reckoning with the pervasiveness of violence against Black women and girls in the United States” Mickell Carter is a doctoral student in the department of history at Auburn University. She can be reached at mzc0152@auburn.edu and on twitter @MickellCarter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/gender-studies

New Books in Critical Theory
Treva B. Lindsey, "America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice" (U California Press, 2022)

New Books in Critical Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 51:56


Echoing the energy of Nina Simone's searing protest song that inspired the title, this book is a call to action in our collective journey toward just futures. America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice (U California Press, 2022) explores the combined force of anti-Blackness, misogyny, patriarchy, and capitalism in the lives of Black women and girls in the United States today. Through personal accounts and hard-hitting analysis, Black feminist historian Treva B. Lindsey starkly assesses the forms and legacies of violence against Black women and girls, as well as their demands for justice for themselves and their communities. Combining history, theory, and memoir, America, Goddam renders visible the gender dynamics of anti-Black violence. Black women and girls occupy a unique status of vulnerability to harm and death, while the circumstances and traumas of this violence go underreported and understudied. America, Goddam allows readers to understand How Black women—who have been both victims of anti-Black violence as well as frontline participants—are rarely the focus of Black freedom movements. How Black women have led movements demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Toyin Salau, Riah Milton, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, and countless other Black women and girls whose lives have been curtailed by numerous forms of violence. How across generations and centuries, their refusal to remain silent about violence against them led to Black liberation through organizing and radical politics. America, Goddam powerfully demonstrates that the struggle for justice begins with reckoning with the pervasiveness of violence against Black women and girls in the United States” Mickell Carter is a doctoral student in the department of history at Auburn University. She can be reached at mzc0152@auburn.edu and on twitter @MickellCarter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/critical-theory

New Books in African American Studies
Treva B. Lindsey, "America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice" (U California Press, 2022)

New Books in African American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 51:56


Echoing the energy of Nina Simone's searing protest song that inspired the title, this book is a call to action in our collective journey toward just futures. America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice (U California Press, 2022) explores the combined force of anti-Blackness, misogyny, patriarchy, and capitalism in the lives of Black women and girls in the United States today. Through personal accounts and hard-hitting analysis, Black feminist historian Treva B. Lindsey starkly assesses the forms and legacies of violence against Black women and girls, as well as their demands for justice for themselves and their communities. Combining history, theory, and memoir, America, Goddam renders visible the gender dynamics of anti-Black violence. Black women and girls occupy a unique status of vulnerability to harm and death, while the circumstances and traumas of this violence go underreported and understudied. America, Goddam allows readers to understand How Black women—who have been both victims of anti-Black violence as well as frontline participants—are rarely the focus of Black freedom movements. How Black women have led movements demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Toyin Salau, Riah Milton, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, and countless other Black women and girls whose lives have been curtailed by numerous forms of violence. How across generations and centuries, their refusal to remain silent about violence against them led to Black liberation through organizing and radical politics. America, Goddam powerfully demonstrates that the struggle for justice begins with reckoning with the pervasiveness of violence against Black women and girls in the United States” Mickell Carter is a doctoral student in the department of history at Auburn University. She can be reached at mzc0152@auburn.edu and on twitter @MickellCarter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-american-studies

New Books in Politics
Treva B. Lindsey, "America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice" (U California Press, 2022)

New Books in Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 51:56


Echoing the energy of Nina Simone's searing protest song that inspired the title, this book is a call to action in our collective journey toward just futures. America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice (U California Press, 2022) explores the combined force of anti-Blackness, misogyny, patriarchy, and capitalism in the lives of Black women and girls in the United States today. Through personal accounts and hard-hitting analysis, Black feminist historian Treva B. Lindsey starkly assesses the forms and legacies of violence against Black women and girls, as well as their demands for justice for themselves and their communities. Combining history, theory, and memoir, America, Goddam renders visible the gender dynamics of anti-Black violence. Black women and girls occupy a unique status of vulnerability to harm and death, while the circumstances and traumas of this violence go underreported and understudied. America, Goddam allows readers to understand How Black women—who have been both victims of anti-Black violence as well as frontline participants—are rarely the focus of Black freedom movements. How Black women have led movements demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Toyin Salau, Riah Milton, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, and countless other Black women and girls whose lives have been curtailed by numerous forms of violence. How across generations and centuries, their refusal to remain silent about violence against them led to Black liberation through organizing and radical politics. America, Goddam powerfully demonstrates that the struggle for justice begins with reckoning with the pervasiveness of violence against Black women and girls in the United States” Mickell Carter is a doctoral student in the department of history at Auburn University. She can be reached at mzc0152@auburn.edu and on twitter @MickellCarter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/politics-and-polemics

New Books Network
Treva B. Lindsey, "America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice" (U California Press, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 51:56


Echoing the energy of Nina Simone's searing protest song that inspired the title, this book is a call to action in our collective journey toward just futures. America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice (U California Press, 2022) explores the combined force of anti-Blackness, misogyny, patriarchy, and capitalism in the lives of Black women and girls in the United States today. Through personal accounts and hard-hitting analysis, Black feminist historian Treva B. Lindsey starkly assesses the forms and legacies of violence against Black women and girls, as well as their demands for justice for themselves and their communities. Combining history, theory, and memoir, America, Goddam renders visible the gender dynamics of anti-Black violence. Black women and girls occupy a unique status of vulnerability to harm and death, while the circumstances and traumas of this violence go underreported and understudied. America, Goddam allows readers to understand How Black women—who have been both victims of anti-Black violence as well as frontline participants—are rarely the focus of Black freedom movements. How Black women have led movements demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Toyin Salau, Riah Milton, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, and countless other Black women and girls whose lives have been curtailed by numerous forms of violence. How across generations and centuries, their refusal to remain silent about violence against them led to Black liberation through organizing and radical politics. America, Goddam powerfully demonstrates that the struggle for justice begins with reckoning with the pervasiveness of violence against Black women and girls in the United States” Mickell Carter is a doctoral student in the department of history at Auburn University. She can be reached at mzc0152@auburn.edu and on twitter @MickellCarter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in History
Treva B. Lindsey, "America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice" (U California Press, 2022)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 51:56


Echoing the energy of Nina Simone's searing protest song that inspired the title, this book is a call to action in our collective journey toward just futures. America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice (U California Press, 2022) explores the combined force of anti-Blackness, misogyny, patriarchy, and capitalism in the lives of Black women and girls in the United States today. Through personal accounts and hard-hitting analysis, Black feminist historian Treva B. Lindsey starkly assesses the forms and legacies of violence against Black women and girls, as well as their demands for justice for themselves and their communities. Combining history, theory, and memoir, America, Goddam renders visible the gender dynamics of anti-Black violence. Black women and girls occupy a unique status of vulnerability to harm and death, while the circumstances and traumas of this violence go underreported and understudied. America, Goddam allows readers to understand How Black women—who have been both victims of anti-Black violence as well as frontline participants—are rarely the focus of Black freedom movements. How Black women have led movements demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Toyin Salau, Riah Milton, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, and countless other Black women and girls whose lives have been curtailed by numerous forms of violence. How across generations and centuries, their refusal to remain silent about violence against them led to Black liberation through organizing and radical politics. America, Goddam powerfully demonstrates that the struggle for justice begins with reckoning with the pervasiveness of violence against Black women and girls in the United States” Mickell Carter is a doctoral student in the department of history at Auburn University. She can be reached at mzc0152@auburn.edu and on twitter @MickellCarter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

The Dale Jackson Show
Dale discusses his conversations on Twitter with several political figures that are echoing lies about Mo Brooks - 6-7-22

The Dale Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 4:40


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Renew Covenant Church Sermons
"Eat Together, Feed Together" by Dave Sim || John 21:1-19 || May 1, 2022

Renew Covenant Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 50:21


This is the 3rd time Jesus appears in resurrected bodily form to his disciples. The disciples return to the very real task of fishing for their livelihoods. Echoing earlier passages in the Gospels (calling of the 12; feeding of the 5000; Peter's denials) this passage details the disciples nets being filled with fish, Peter jumping into the water, Jesus sharing a meal and ‘feeding' his sheep, and Peter being restored and redeemed for his prior denials. Jesus' command is to turn and feed his sheep. Jesus' ministry involved engaging people's spiritual, emotional, social, and physical needs, and he passes the baton to this band, the precursor to the church.

The QuackCast
QUACKCAST 585 - Adaptation

The QuackCast

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 51:09


Adaptations of one thing into another is an interesting process. What's lost, what's gained, what modifications do you have to do to make it happen? As webcomicers we do it all the time in many ways, we have to adapt our influences into ideas, adapt those to stories, and adapt those to images and comics, which isn't trivial! It's often quite difficult to transform the written word into narrative sequential art- what portion of the writing gets directly turned into images, what's cut, and what becomes dialogue? For me about 20% is cut, 78% becomes art and 2% becomes dialogue or captions. We chat about film and story adaptations as well of course, War of the Worlds (HG Wells) in particular, since it's become several different movies, artwork, video games, a radio play, and a really excellent prog-rock concept album among other things. All those adaptations take different approaches, Orson Wells' radio play version updated it from the late 19th century Britain to his present day and location and framed it as a developing news story, making clever use of the medium it was playing on. Most cinematic versions have followed Orson's style, but the concept album by Jeff Wayne stuck with the original historical setting which made the story much more interesting, tragic and compelling. Another more current and different take on adaptations is the “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers” movie. This is a live action and CG animated hybrid film version of the 1990s Disney adventure cartoon series which featured a crime fighting rodent team. The usual approach to those adaptations is to simply update the origin story, stating from 0 and set it in the present day using current animation technology to make the characters look as real as possible, the original media is treated as lore and inspiration but is not cannon to toe movie. This movie however took the opposite approach: the original cartoon is treated as a real TV show that the characters (who are shown as actors), stared in, and this movie shows their lives 30 years later. The animation is a mixture of 3d CGI and pseudo 2D cell animation, plus pseudo stop motion claymation and the film is largely used to parody and spoof animated adaptations in general, so it's perfect for this topic! So what are you fave adaptations? Where dp they go wrong or right? And how do you go about the process with your own work? This week Gunwallace has given us a theme to Amie Armageddon. Hard to describe this one, it sounds like a great pop-song you'd hear on the radio or as the theme song to a big budget movie. Echoing tonal vocals, evocative, layered, sounds… It sets a scene and then expands upon it. Just a really lovely piece of electronica. Topics and shownotes Links Featured comic: Amie Armageddon - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2022/may/23/featured-comic-amie-armageddon/ Featured music: Amie Armageddon - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Amie_Armageddon/ - by Machineheadstudio, rated T. Special thanks to: Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/ Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/ VIDEO exclusive! Become a subscriber on the $5 level and up to see our weekly Patreon video and get our advertising perks! - https://www.patreon.com/DrunkDuck Even at $1 you get your name with a link on the front page and a mention in the weekend newsposts! Join us on Discord - https://discordapp.com/invite/7NpJ8GS

AP Audio Stories
Beto O'Rourke interrupts briefing, echoing US debate on guns

AP Audio Stories

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 1:02


Texas School Shooting Politics intro and wrap.

Greg Boyd: Apologies & Explanations
Dan Kent Reads Echoing Hope by Kurt Willems

Greg Boyd: Apologies & Explanations

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 11:52


Dan Kent looks at "Echoing Hope" by Kurt Willems. If you want to see more episodes of DAN KENT CAN READ, you can find them in one of these 3 places: Twitter: thatdankent YouTube: DanKentCanRead Facebook: AuthorDanKent Episode 971 Greg's new book: Inspired Imperfection Dan's new book: Confident Humility Send Questions To: Dan: @thatdankentTwitter: @reKnewOrg Facebook: ReKnew Email: askgregboyd@gmail.com Links: Greg's book:"Crucifixion of the Warrior God" Website: ReKnew.org  

GraceStory Podcast
Echoing Silence and a Voice Restored - Shari Rickenbach

GraceStory Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 46:25


Author Shari Rickenbach shares from her heart about her journey of restoration from the destruction left by childhood sexual abuse. Join the conversation as Shari bravely takes us on a "healing journey of overcoming the shame, rage, guilt, fear, and pain" left by perpetrators. Shari is an advocate for children who are trafficked and is a certified Unhackable Coach, speaker, and trainer. Shari's new book Echoing Silence From the Child Within deals with childhood sexual trauma and abuse and how to be not only a survivor but Thriver in your restorative journey. There are several ways to get in touch with Shari:   Website: sharirickenbachcoaching.com Phone: (937) 815 0461 Email: ShariRickenbachCoaching@gmail.com Mailing Address: Shari Rickenbach Coaching PO Box 532 Hillsboro, OH   45133 Reach out through our FREE, confidential Counselor Referral form here: https://www.gracestoryministries.com/... Do you have a question you would like for us to help find an answer for? Have feedback? Want to hear more on a certain topic? Have a suggestion for a guest? We are listening. You can email me at nate@gracestoryministries.com. We would love for you to join the GraceStory Community Group on Facebook. There is great content in this exclusive, closed group that you won't want to miss out on. Consider becoming a supporter of GraceStory Ministries with a donation. Whether it's a one time gift or you want to join others in the GraceStory Community with a reoccurring donation, you can give by texting GRACESTORY to 44321. Follow GraceStory Podcast on Facebook Join GraceStory Community Group Follow GraceStory Podcast on Twitter @GraceStoryPod GraceStory on Instagram: @my_grace_story @gracestoryministries @gracestorypodcast

The Sage Surfer - Musings From the Lineup
Episode 39 - Get Out of the F%$king Shallows

The Sage Surfer - Musings From the Lineup

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 27:38


Our attention and awareness are our most precious currency. The primordial nature of Mind seeks to penetrate through CREATIVE FORCE. Yet, how often do we apply creative force to infertile soil? Echoing from deep within the recesses of the soul, quiet instruction haunts the airways. Yet, when anxiously engaged in the superficial, we are deaf to the call or unwittingly ignore the information that would reveal the unique nature of individual character. Can you dive deep into the terrifying depths of Self and retrieve the treasure of authentic nature? And will you return and bless us all with the gift you have fought bravely to dis-cover? Do it! I am launching a new round of “The Juice” again soon. Hit me up if you’re interested. Or find out more on my social media... https://www.facebook.com/seanpbarnett/posts/10227300367432867 Love what you hear? Make sure to stay connected with Sean so you catch all his daily musings! Where to find The Sage Surfer:Instagram - www.instagram.com/thesagesurferFacebook - www.facebook.com/seanpbarnettTwitter - www.twitter.com/the_sage_surferSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Farming Eternal
Farming Eternal Ep119: Echoing Gunner's Thoughts on Set 12.5

Farming Eternal

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 57:44


Welcome to Ep. 119: This week we are finally talking about the "new" draft format with Gunner 116. We discuss how the pack order change has affected things as well as what new cards were added and the boosted rates of things. There is a little bit of echo from Gunner at the beginning and end of the episode. I am not sure why. I hope it is bearable. Here is the 7-win spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1p3U5m7Tk0l7paZv1KAG1AyWP0-mVPo677nIhOxAwfsk/edit Finally, some plugs. We also have a Patreon @ www.patreon.com/farmingeternal We also started a discord. Join the community. We would love to talk more draft. Also, it's freaking awesome. You really should join. Yes, you! discord.gg/2Z2GxjQ Finally send all 7 win decklists to farmingeternal@gmail.com Thanks again for listening and remember to keep on farming.

The Nonlinear Library
EA - What I learnt from twenty 1:1s at EAGxOxford by Ben Williamson

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 11:22


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: What I learnt from twenty 1:1s at EAGxOxford, published by Ben Williamson on March 28, 2022 on The Effective Altruism Forum. This is a quick post I have written up on the train back from the conference so there may be mistakes, poorly-phrased conclusions, etc. The EAGxOxford conference took place this weekend and was the first EA conference I've been to. This is a short post reflecting on my experience at the conference, including how I approached it, how I found it valuable, and things I'd do again/ would do differently next time. As well as being a useful exercise for me, I hope this can be helpful to other people ahead of attending their first (or next) conference. In particular, this is a reflection on my experience of focusing on having lots of 1:1 meetings during an EA conference, something that I've seen recommended by multiple people in previous posts. The short answer: I had twenty 1:1s across the two days of the conference and found this incredibly valuable and rewarding, very fun, and surprisingly manageable (if still quite tiring). Echoing previous posts, I definitely recommend scheduling lots of 1:1 meetings with people at an EA conference. How I approached EAGxOxford After confirming the logistics for attending the conference (trains, accomodation, etc.), I only started thinking more seriously about EAGx about a week ahead of it starting. Once the Swapcard was up and running, I made an effort to set up a bunch of 1:1s. Swapcard To do this, I used the filtered attendees on Swapcard for the areas I work in/ am particularly interested in (entreprepreneurship; mental health & wellbeing). I then went through about 30-50 profiles for maybe a couple of hours, finding a list of about 15 people I was excited to speak to. From there, I sent each person a message saying that I was excited to connect, how I might be useful to them, and how I hoped they might be useful for me to speak to. I had expected about half of these people would get back to me looking to meet but instead I received meeting requests from all 15. I think this high success rate was due to a few key things: I sent these messages maybe 24-48 hours after the Swapcard was set up for the conference, meaning that everyone I messaged likely had lots of times still available to meet I made it clear in every message why they might find it useful to speak to me, not just why I was excited to speak to them I run Effective Self-Help (ESH) full-time, a small mental health research project funded by EAIF, which I think made it easier for me to demonstrate why people might want to speak to me (given this project spans both of the filters [entrepreneurship; mental health & wellbeing] that I applied) While not everyone may be as lucky as me in receiving only positive replies, I hope that my success encourages you to be proactive in reaching out and setting up 1:1s. Mindset Beyond this practical work, I spent the few days ahead of EAGxOxford trying to engage with and solidify a mindset of being particularly sociable and proactive. While I tend to be a pretty chatty person, I tend to take a bit of time to warm up and can be hesitant to spark conversations/ introduce myself to new people. I tried to pre-commit myself to being more proactive than usual in engaging with new people in three ways: By sharing and explaining this intention with a couple of close friends who I knew would follow up on this with me after the conference, giving me an incentive to actually do what I said I'd do. By forming some clear steps for how I'd follow through on this plan - e.g. using ‘how has your weekend/ conference been so far?' as a default icebreaker/ intro for new conversations when stuck By formulating clear reasons in my head for why I was doing this - e.g. almost every EA I've met previously/ spoken to online has been super fr...

Kings and Generals: History for our Future
2.71 History of the Mongols: Golden Horde #12

Kings and Generals: History for our Future

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 26:48


“The impure and proud Mamai, Lord of the Volga Horde, ruled over the entire Horde, and he slew many lords and khans and he set  up a khan according to his own will. He was, however, in great confusion, and everybody distrusted him because he killed many lords and nobles in his Horde. He even killed his own khan, and although he had a khan, this khan of the Horde was ruler in name only, for it was he, himself, who was ruler and master of all. When he learned that the Tatars loved their khan he became afraid that the khan would assume the power from him. Therefore he killed him and all who were faithful to him and those who loved him.”   So the Rus' Nikonian Chronicle describes the situation in the Golden Horde at the end of the 1370s. Thirty years after the death of Özbeg Khan, the Golden Horde underwent another, much more violent transformation. During the reign of Özbeg's son Jani Beg from 1342 to 1357, he had kept the Golden Horde sailing through rough waters as the overland Asian trade began to unravel and the Black Death ravaged his cities.  But with Jani Beg's death in 1357, possibly at the hands of his own son Berdi Beg, the good fortune of the Golden Horde came to a sudden and bloody end. Now the Horde was to enter two decades of anarchy; the bulghaq, the topic of today's episode. I'm your host David, and this is Kings and Generals: Ages of Conquest.   In 1357, Jani Beg had just returned from his successful conquest of what is now Azerbaijan, when he suddenly died. According to a contemporary writer, al-Ahari, his son Berdi Beg was, at the time of his father's death, still in the Azerbaijani lands. But sources such as the later Nikonian Chronicle have Berdi Beg convinced by a cunning emir to strangle his father himself after bringing numerous princes into an alliance with him. The widespread impression seems to have been that he organized his father's murder, even if the most contemporary sources do not place Berdi Beg there himself. After Berdi Beg left Azerbaijan, the region was lost, seized by the Jalayirids of Baghdad.    Berdi Beg in quick order, with the backing of his grandmother Taydula, was proclaimed Khan of the Golden Horde. But feeling he faced threats, real or imagined, the new khan's first actions were violence. Echoing his father and grandfather, Berdi Beg had his brothers murdered: 12 of them, by one count. For one infant brother, Berdi Beg is alleged to have done the deed with his own bare hands, despite the pleadings of grandmother Taydula Khatun. A number of other high ranking princes and officials too met their deaths on Berdi Beg's order.   Berdi Beg's actions did little to engender love to the new monarch, for whom Heaven seemed to show little favour. The Horde's trade had declined tremendously in these years. Cities starved and shrunk, as they lost access to international trade, were depopulated by the Black Death and local farmland suffered. The mid-fourteenth century saw the Little Ice Age strike  and undo the system built up by the Jochids over the last century. Decreased rainfall over much of the steppe, and likely over-grazing from ever larger herds needed to support cities, when combined resulted in the rapid aridisation across the region. Much of the grassland simply could not sustain the great herds any longer. Almost paradoxically, the Caspian Sea was rising and causing increased flooding along the lower reaches of the Volga, which inundated cities and farmland in the Horde's most densely populated region.    The great cities of the Horde saw their population drop rapidly, and the material wealth evaporated without the trade or population to sustain it. The Horde's elites who had enriched themselves off it were frightened, angered and uncertain. Berdi Beg's efforts did little to improve things; he is known, for instance, to have raised trade duties on imports to their highest level ever recorded in the Golden Horde: 5%. And an especially virulent wave of the plague in 1359 really topped things off.    His legitimacy already in doubt due to widespread rumours of having murdered his own father, the generally respected Jani Beg, it should not be a surprise that Berdi Beg's rule was on thin ice. After only two years on the throne, Berdi Beg, grandson of mighty Özbeg, was murdered. The exact circumstances are unclear; the Nikonian Chronicle puts the blame on the same beg  who had urged Berdi Beg to kill his father. The murder of Berdi Beg Khan in 1359 did not, however, improve things very much.    On Berdi Beg's death, the throne was taken by Qulpa, a fellow who is variously identified as a brother or cousin of Berdi Beg. Qulpa was not long to enjoy the throne. After six months, Qulpa and his two sons, curiously with the very Rus' Christian names of Ivan and Mikhail, were all in turn murdered, this time by Nawruz, a brother of Qulpa. Still, the Rus' princes came to pay homage to Nawruz, and momentarily things looked like they might settle. That is, until Khidr came. Khidr ruled an appanage east of the Ural River, and was no descendant of Batu, but of another son of Jochi, named Shiban. In some accounts, he was invited by Taydula Khatun. But he simply may have seen a chance to throw his hat in the ring. Only months after he took the throne, Nawruz and his son were killed by Khidr, who became the new khan of the Golden Horde. So ended the line of Batu Khan, having ruled the western steppes for a century. The purging of the Batuid lineage with every succession since Toqta and Nogai's coup in 1291 had reached its final outcome, with Nawruz and his sons the final known male descendants. With the exception of Berke, all the khans of the Golden Horde until that time had been a descendent of Batu. Now, Khidr Khan's actions had essentially opened the succession to any possible claimant. And boy, did it.   Within a year Khidr was dead, and over the next twenty years the Jochid throne effectively became the most violent game of musical chairs. Over this period, some 25 khans, possibly more, were declared in Sarai, of varying lineages. Some ruled for two or three years, while many ruled only months.  Most of these figures are known only by their names. Some are known only by coinage; in one year, 6 different khans minted coins in Sarai.   The consequences were legion. The economic woes worsened as cities were now sacked by opposing forces. For the first time, we see archaeological evidence for fortifications around the Horde's cities in the steppe. A number of cities were outright abandoned. In the west, the condominium with Lithuania was abandoned as the Lithuanian dukes immediately seized the western lands, and in short order the Lithuanian principality extended to the Black Sea coast line. In 1362 under Duke Ol'gerd the Lithuanians won a battle over a Mongol army at the Battle of Blue Waters. In the aftermath, everything between the Dnieper and Dniester came under Lithuanian control, although at least for Podolia, in south-western Ukraine, the Lithuanians continued to pay the tribute to the Mongols well into the fifteenth century. Moldova and other Balkan regions declared independence, while the local nomadic leaders seem to have also stopped heeding the word of Sarai.   East of the Ural River, the Blue Horde, ruled by the line of Batu's older brother Orda, too faced its own troubles. The lineage of Orda became extinct in the 1360s and saw its own succession troubles. The khans in the Blue Horde, by the end of the decade, stopped minting coins with the name of the Sarai khans, and started doing so in their own names. The Blue Horde was thus independent once again.     The princes of the Rus' stopped making the trips to the Horde to declare their allegiance, for it simply became too dangerous. Rus' princes were now being robbed and held captive by the rival Jochid powers when they made the trip through the steppe. And with the khans  being overturned every few months it was now far too dangerous a trip to make so regularly.  However the Rus' lands were not to be ignored, as certain Jochid princes and contenders for power, having lost access to the trade they had one relied upon, were now turning evermore to the Rus' as a source of income and loot.    The khan's authority decreased further, as many khans did not rule themselves, but were puppets for non-Chinggisid powerbrokers. And the chief of these was Mamai, a powerful military commander based in the steppes near Crimea. As he was no descendant of Chinggis, Mamai had no right to claim the title of khan himself, though he held prestige as beylerbeyi and  married a daughter of Berdi Beg. But that didn't mean he could not put someone amenable to his interests on the throne. The first of these fellows was Abdullah, who was alleged to be a son of either Özbeg Khan or his son Tini Beg. He simply may have come from another corollary branch of the lineage, who Mamai had found convenient to play up. That was hardly unusual, as supposed lost sons of Özbeg, Tini Beg and Jani Beg continued to pop up, such as another claimant, Kildi Beg, in 1361.    Abdullah Khan was enthroned in Sarai in 1361, and Mamai returned to his Crimean pastures soon after.  But Abdullah was quickly ousted by rivals in Sarai and fled back to Mamai. This was to be a regular pattern over the 1360s. Every few years Mamai would march with an army, enthrone Abdullah and return, only for Abdullah to be tossed out or flee when another claimant came a-knockin', or the nobles in Sarai declared someone else khan. The final attempt resulted in Abdullah's death in 1370, upon which Mamai empowered a princess in Sarai, named Tulun Bey. Her exact identity is uncertain. It is commonly assumed that she was the Chinggisid princess who Mamai had also married, a daughter of Berdi Beg Khan. If this is the case, then she was the last to rule from the line of Batu. But she was quickly switched out by Mamai, and replaced with another of Mamai's puppet. And so this pattern continued until 1380, with Mamai's candidates thrown out every few years, and then installed a year or two later. It's caused an endless amount of work for historians to try and determine the order and lengths of reigns of all these khans.    It was well known at large that the Khan was a figurehead for Mamai. As the Rus' Nikon Chronicle states,  “At that time in Mamai's Horde there was a khan, but he had no power by comparison with Mamai, and was khan in nothing but the title. Even this title, however, was meaningless because all glory and all action were Mamai's. There was much trouble in the Horde and many Tatar lords had killed each other, lost their heads and died at sword's points. Thus, little by little, the Horde's great power was wasted away.”   Mamai's intrigues did not merely extend to Sarai, but to the Rus' lands as well, as the Sarai Khans sought revenue from Rus' taxes, and Mamai intervened to earn them himself. In one of these conspiracies, Mamai granted the yarliq, or patent, to the Grand Principality of Vladimir, the chief of the Rus' princes, to the young Prince of Moscow Dmitri Ivanovich. Or as he's better known to posterity, Dmitri Donskoi.   Dmitri was a grandson of Ivan I Kalita, the grandson of Alexander Nevsky who had worked so well with Özbeg Khan and began Moscow's rise to prominence. Ivan Kalita had monopolized the position of Grand Prince, the chief tax collector of the Rus', until his death. Upon that, it went to his son Simeon, who died of plague, and then to Dmitri's father, Ivan II Ivanovich, who died in 1359 as the Horde's troubles began. Only 9 years old when his father died, Dmitri could not rely on the Khans' support as his fathers had.    We've discussed this matter over previous episodes, but it bears reiterating here. The top title in the Rus' lands was the Grand Prince of Vladimir. Whoever held this was the #1 prince in the Rus', and collected taxes for the khans— skimming off the top for himself, of course, but also giving him great influence among the Rus'. While initially the khans had just appointed whoever the Rus' princes elected as Grand Prince, during Özbeg's reign the khans assumed the right to rescind and appoint the Grand Prince at will.  And the Princes of Moscow, a lesser branch of the Riurikid lineage, quite desired it but held no right to the title without the khan's backing. And so a relationship was formed, wherein the Princes of Moscow became the most scrupulous  enactors of the khan's will, in order to retain the titles to both Moscow and the Grand Principality, as well as the khan's military support as protection. And correspondingly, from the 1320s onwards Moscow grew in wealth and power, to the displeasure of the other Rus' princes, who saw the Moscow line as upstarts with no right to the Grand title.    Flashing forward to 1360, Khan Nawruz took both the Moscow title and the Grand Principality away from young Dmitri, only for it to be returned in 1362 when the new Khan in Sarai granted both back to him. Mamai saw his opportunity here, and also granted Dmitri the patent for the Grand Principality. The rival in Sarai quickly rescinded his support for Dmitri.  Without support from either the Khan or other Rus' princes the young Prince of Moscow could only seek the assistance of Mamai.    Mamai gained himself an excellent source of revenue in the young Dmitri, who turned out to be a very capable hand, while for Dmitri Mamai's armies gave him security he would not have otherwise as a youth on the throne. With the loss of the overland trade, the income from the Rus' was more important than ever, and Mamai was happy to earn it, and Dmitri did his best to deliver on time. But Dmitri was not passive, and wanted to secure his own base lest the whims of Mamai shift. Through diplomacy, marriage alliances and military threats, Dmitri steadily built his support among the Rus' princes, and incorporated other smaller principalities under Moscow's rule. For the first time, the city of Moscow itself received stone walls on Dmitri's order, which proved their worth in repelling an attack by Lithuania and the rival city of Tver' in 1368.    Mamai had use for Dmitri only as long as he provided tribute, so when the Hanseatic League disrupted trade to Dmitri's territories in the late 1360s, thereby preventing Dmitri from collecting the silver for Mamai, Mamai rescinded the patent to the Grand Principality and gave it to Dmitri's rival Mikhail Aleksandrovich of Tver' in 1370. Yet Mikhail proved even worse at sending tribute, and when Dmitri personally presented himself to Mamai to pay homage, accompanied by a great many gifts, Mamai returned him the Grand Princely title.  The situation repeated in late 1374 when the Hanseatic League cut the silver export to Novgorod. Mamai once again gave the Grand Princely title to Mikhail of Tver', but due to plague and Mamai's failed attempt to control the Volga trade routes, he was unable to support Mikhail militarily. Dmitri in the meantime had built up Moscow's military and alliances, and in Mamai's absence forced Mikhail to surrender. Confident in his abilities, Dmitri then took his army to the Volga, asserting Moscow's authority as far as Bulghar in 1377.        Mamai was not pleased at this development, a threat to his income while an even greater threat loomed on the horizon. Far to the east in the Blue Horde lands, a powerful Chinggisid Prince named Toqtamish, backed by the Central Asian warlord Temür, was rapidly growing in power. The eye of Toqtamish was drifting to Sarai, and he dreamed of assuming leadership of the Golden Horde. Doing so was a threat of unification which would entail a collision with Mamai. Mamai thus needed to prepare for the inevitable battle, but to do this he needed the resources of the Rus' tribute. And to that, he needed Dmitri to play nice with him.  In August 1378 a force in Mamai's service was sent to collect the tribute. Dmitri set out, nervously, to meet it head on, intercepting it near the Vozha River. Dmitri's force held firm under their attack, and succeeded in flanking the Mongols. In an attempt to withdraw across the Vozha River, many of the Mongols were killed, and Dmitri looted their abandoned camp.    Such was the first real victory an army of the Rus' had ever had over a force of the Golden Horde in battle, though Dmitri gained little from this victory and neither force was large. But Mamai was furious. The next year he ordered a larger, retaliatory attack on the Ryazan' land, causing great destruction, burning several cities. Oleg, Prince of Ryazan' fled before him. The Rus' paid dearly for their effort.   In 1378, the same year as the defeat on the Vozha, more alarming news came from the east. Toqtamish had now taken Sarai, and proclaimed himself Khan. Confrontation was imminent, and Mamai could not face Toqtamish with Dmitri rebelling in his rear. If Toqtamish and Dmitri allied, then Mamai would be surrounded by foes. Mamai needed resources to face Toqtamish, and  he needed revenue to do that, and Dmitri, as chief tax collector of the Russian principalities and controlling much of the Volga trade, was directly undermining that. It was time for Mamai to confront Dmitri himself. Over the next year, Mamai organized an alliance with Grand Duke Jagailo of Lithuania and Prince Oleg of Ryazan. He called up troops from the Alans, the Circassians, and the Genoese as mercenaries. We are told in the Nikon Chronicle that Mamai furiously studied Batu's conquest of the Rus', trying to learn his tactics and strategy. It got to the point that allegedly, Mamai began to see himself as a second Batu, feeling superior to all others and his own men calling him “Great Khan.”   In 1380, Mamai was ready. He ordered Dmitri to deliver a higher amount of tribute than ever, even greater than what had been paid during the times of Özbeg and Jani Beg. The message was a stalling tactic, as Mamai made preparations to march on Moscow with Jagailo and Oleg, hoping to crush Dmitri of Moscow between the three of them.         In Moscow, Dmitri quickly organized all the military forces of the Principalities that he could. Surprisingly, most principalities, except Tver', Novgorod or those aiding Mamai, answered Dmitri's call for aid. Dmitri's efforts to build Moscow's influence now bore fruit, as for the first time in their history, the Rus' offered something of a united front against the Mongols. The ascendency of Moscow over the other cities had begun, but first they had to stand against Mamai.       In September 1380 in a field on the upper Don River called Kulikovo, Mamai and the Ryazan forces waited for the Lithuanians. In a sign of poor scouting, on the 9th of September Mamai's army was shocked to see the arrival of Dmitri and the Rus' host crossing the Don. Dmitri's goal was simple; defeat Mamai in the field, before the Lithuanians could arrive and overwhelm him. One of the most famous battles in Russian history was about to begin.    Numbers for the two armies are uncertain, with Dmitri leading perhaps as many as 30,000 Rus' troops from across the principalities, while Mamai likely had a slightly larger force, consisting of Mongol-Turkic, that is Tatar, cavalry, Circassians, Rus' from Ryazan and Genoese mercenaries. Battle began with a clash of champions; the Rus' monk Peresvet, and a Tatar named variously Chelübei or Temür Mirza. They charged one another on horseback, lances before them. At the collision both were run through and killed, though Perevet's body is supposed to have stayed in the saddle the longer.   Battle then commenced. It was across a wide front, extending the Rus' lines thin but ravines and streams hampered the full deployment of Mamai's cavalry. Fighting went on for hours, with Mamai's troops holding the upper hand. Skilled Tatar cavalry and arrows took their toll on the Rus' and both sides tired over the course of the day. Dmitri had given his standard to another to hold, and when that man fell, the Rus' wavered. Dmitri himself disappeared in the clash, supposedly wounded and knocked unconscious. Mamai appeared on the verge of victory and kept his forces engaged. Yet one final trick was left to be put in play. Dmitri's cousin, Vladimir of Serpukhov, was kept in reserve with the Rus' princely cavalry. As both sides were at exhaustion, the freshly deployed Rus' cavalry charged from their hiding place in the trees and into the flank of Mamai's army. Mamai could only watch as his overworked, exhausted army routed, and he too fled. Learning of Mamai's defeat, the Lithuanians rapidly withdrew before ever making contact. So ended the battle on the Kulikovo field.   Dmitri had led the Rus' to defeat a major Mongol army in the field, and for his victory he was given the epithet Donskoi, meaning “of the Don.” While today this battle stands tall in Russian popular memory as a struggle for independence, in reality it led to little immediate change for the Rus' or to Moscow's standing. Our main sources come decades after the event and reflect how the battle's stature had grown with retellings. While the more heroic and famous elements of the battle may have little basis in reality, such as the duel before the battle, the general course of events is probably accurate enough. Whether it was as great a defeat for Mamai as popularly imagined is unknown, nor can we know Mamai for certain was even present. Mamai's losses are likely greatly overstated, since the next year he was able to raise another army rapidly, suggesting a small clash may have been turned into a grand duel. Arguments that Kulikovo never actually happened due to a lack of archaeological evidence cannot be sustained, as it is rare indeed for archaeological evidence to survive of a medieval battle. Little of the valuable metal equipment was ever left on site, usually quickly scavenged, while bodies were taken away for respectful burials or disintegrated before they could be preserved in the earth. The slightly earlier battle of Bannockburn in Scotland, for instance, though tracked to a relatively small area, has left almost no presence archaeologically speaking.    The real victor at Kulikovo was not Dmitri, but Toqtamish. After Kulikovo Mamai had strength enough to raise another army, and fought Toqtamish on the Kalka River. There Mamai was defeated for the final time. He was soon captured and executed by Toqtamish or by Genoese in Crimea when he fled there. Either way, Dmitri had succeeded in weakening Toqtamish's main rival for rule of the Golden Horde, and the new Khan was ready to assert his authority. So ended the Tale of Mamai.        Our next episode takes you through the reign of Toqtamish, as we enter the final period of the Golden Horde, so be sure to subscribe to the Kings and Generals Podcast to follow. If you enjoyed this and would like to help us continue bringing you great content, consider supporting us on patreon at www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. This episode was researched and written by our series historian, Jack Wilson. I'm your host David, and we'll catch you on the next one. 

Love's A Secret Weapon Podcast
Chapter 16: Sedona - Part 2

Love's A Secret Weapon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 57:21


Echoing an earlier emergency procedure she had at 19, Donna requires immediate surgery. Donna and Dr Adam discuss how family dynamics and life experiences affect our psychological and physical well being. Plus, Donna and Dr Adam welcome their next guest to the show – Bill Alexander. Donna has previously appeared on Bill's The Bill Alexander Show and, this time, Donna and Dr Adam turn the tables to interview this longtime radio host and podcaster!

The Thomistic Institute
Echoing the Word: St. Thomas and Divine Creativity in Personal Prayer | Dr. Joshua Revelle

The Thomistic Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 60:26


Click here for Dr. Revelle's handout: https://tinyurl.com/yc8b6ew6 This talk was given on January 29, 2022 at the Dominican House of Studies as part of "Thomas Aquinas on Prayer", an intellectual retreat for the UVA Thomistic Institute chapter. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Dr. Joshua Revelle is an adjunct instructor at Mount Saint Mary College, with a PhD in Spirituality from The Catholic University of America. His areas of specialization are dogmatic and spiritual theology, especially in St. Thomas Aquinas. He also enjoys teaching Biblical theology. His research and teaching are geared toward the integration of theory and practice.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Friday, February 18th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 14:14


Trying to vote ourselves rich …and more on today’s CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Friday, February 18, 2022. Would you please Like and share this show? Do it now so we can reach more people with the truth. Florida’s Don’t Say Gay Law https://www.thebulwark.com/desantis-shapiro-co-want-to-put-my-kid-in-the-closet/ Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has voiced his support for a bill that would prohibit the discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in the state's primary schools. Asked by reporters recently, he said it was "entirely inappropriate" for teachers to be having conversations with students about gender identity, citing instances of them telling children, “Don’t worry, don’t pick your gender yet," and also "hiding" classroom lessons from parents. “Schools need to be teaching kids to read, to write,” DeSantis said. “They need to teach them science, history. We need more civics and understanding of the U.S. Constitution, what makes our country unique, all those basic stuff.” "The larger issue with all of this is parents must have a seat at the table when it comes to what's going on in their schools," he added. The Parental Rights in Education bill — dubbed by critics as the "Don't Say Gay" bill — says that “A school district may not encourage classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.” The enforcement section of the legislation takes a cue from the Texas abortion bounty legislation: “A parent of a student may bring an action against a school district to obtain a declaratory judgment that a school district procedure or practice violates this paragraph and seek injunctive relief. A court may award damages.” RIP PJ O’Rourke https://nypost.com/2022/02/15/p-j-orourke-was-americas-greatest-satirist-and-coolest-conservative/ P.J. O’Rourke, the political satirist and journalist who served as foreign-affairs desk chief at Rolling Stone until 2005 and wrote for numerous publications, has died. He was 74. His death was confirmed by NBC News. “Our dear friend and cherished Grove Atlantic author P.J. O’Rourke passed away this morning from complications of lung cancer,” Deb Seager, a vice president and spokeswoman at his publisher Grove Atlantic, said in a statement to NBC. Respected for his wit and storytelling by people across the political spectrum, O’Rourke’s early essays suggested a liberal leaning after he earned an M.A. in English at Johns Hopkins University in 1970. However, he soon changed his political stance and his work reflected libertarian conservatism. He wrote for several indie publications before landing at National Lampoon in 1973, where he had a variety of positions, including editor-in-chief. He also wrote for 1973 stage spinoff National Lampoon’s Lemmings, which featured John Belushi, Chevy Chase, and Christopher Guest, and he co-wrote National Lampoon’s 1964 High School Yearbook with Douglas Kenney. In 2016, he famously endorsed Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, announcing his begrudging decision during a Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! episode. “It’s the second-worst thing that can happen to this country. But she’s way behind in second place,” he said. “I mean, she’s wrong about absolutely everything, but she’s wrong within normal parameters.” While his writing could at times be unnecessarily crass, and his Roman Catholicism and libertarianism sometimes got the better of him, his wit allowed him to see and explain more clearly many things quite well and in certainly very entertaining ways. Grab all the clips of O’Rourke: https://youtu.be/RrIeha0XHWs 0:00-1:49 P.J. O’Rourke, may you have found the peace of Christ. AD: Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute’s vision is to see a community of businesses, churches, mentors, and instructors working together to provide our young people options beside the credentials game of our current culture. They desire to see confident students with integrity and a godly backbone that understand all things are subject to Christ and are trained to be competent on the job. Their mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping their Christian students with a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Visit their website: cornerstonework.org to learn how to enroll in their program or partner with them in their mission. House Agenda if it Flips? https://thehill.com/homenews/house/594452-gop-eyes-ambitious-agenda-if-house-flips Republicans are eyeing an ambitious legislative agenda if they flip the House in November’s elections, setting the stage for countless clashes with President Biden on a host of thorny issues, from COVID-19 protocols and Big Tech to border security and the national debt. The midterm cycle is historically brutal for the party of first-term presidents, and that track record — combined with Biden’s approval rating, which is underwater, and consumer inflation, which is soaring — has created a golden opportunity for Republicans to win back the lower chamber after just four years in the minority wilderness. With that in mind, GOP leaders are already turning their gaze beyond the elections to discuss how they’d wield their power, presuming they seize it. Their strategy features a series of lawmaker “task forces” charged with itemizing the party’s top-tier reform ideas across a spectrum of hot-button issues — a wish list designed to serve as both a messaging tool on the campaign trail this year and a legislative guide in 2023 if they do gain the majority. Providing counsel through the process have been a host of prominent Republicans, including former Trump administration officials; conservative power players, like Club for Growth President David McIntosh, who spoke to the Republican Study Committee last week; and former congressional leaders, like onetime Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), who’s acting as a kind of informal adviser. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), the vice chair of the House GOP conference, said the process is now in its “final stages,” with much of the task force work expected to be presented at the Republicans’ annual issues conference, which is scheduled for next month in Florida. “I assume it will be rolled out, probably by early summer, in time for members to go home and talk about it in town halls and run on it,” Johnson said. “It’s all coming together.” The strategy marks an extension of the Republicans’ “Commitment to America” campaign of 2020, which featured broad promises to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, fight domestic crime, bolster the nation’s infrastructure and empower parents when it comes to their children’s education. With Biden in the White House, this year’s effort is much broader. The seven task forces are charged with crafting legislation designed to boost jobs, streamline health care, rein in the big tech companies, strengthen national security, counter Chinese influence, promote energy independence and secure individual freedoms such as gun rights. Many are advocating for a focus on the southern border with Mexico, where a surge in migration has led to record detentions — and a humanitarian crisis — in the first year of the Biden administration. Republicans are framing it as a national security threat. “Border security would be right at the top,” said Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.). “We need to finish the fence. We need to have all the protocols all along the border, in order to control our border.” Other Republicans argued that the emphasis should be on scaling back the public health protocols put in place by the Biden administration in the name of combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Conservatives have bashed those policies — particularly mask and vaccine mandates — as an unconstitutional encroachment on individual freedoms, vowing to outlaw any similar effort under their watch. “I would like to think that the Democrats, in the majority, and this administration would let go of the unconstitutional, unlawful, unjustified, unscientific mandates relative to the China virus, and stop with the masks and vaccines on everybody long before a year from now,” said Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.), a member of the far-right Freedom Caucus. “However, they are clearly ‘COVID forever,’ and it seems as if they want to continue it — certainly the administration does,” he continued. “So that is the No. 1 most important issue, is the trampling on people’s freedoms.” Echoing other fiscal hawks, Good is also hoping GOP leaders move quickly to rein in government spending by adopting a balanced budget amendment. “We’re heading for a fiscal crisis if we don’t get a grip on spending,” he said. Still others are eager to launch a slew of investigations into the administration, to include its management of the coronavirus crisis, Biden’s handling of the deadly U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the federal government’s interactions with local school boards. To that list of investigative priorities, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has added another: She wants Republicans to rush an investigation into the U.S. Capitol Police following accusations from Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) that officers had entered his office and spied on him. Psalm of the Day: 3 https://open.spotify.com/track/7nKOyu6HqwWIDBYEVlSIya?si=f7c301525ac94c67 Play: 0:50-1:39 “Lord rise and save me O my God For you subdue my every foe You strike the jaw of wicked men Smashing their teeth with mighty blows” Amen! Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. Or find them on our App: just search “Fight Laugh Feast” in your favorite app store and never miss a show. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. What allows us to continuing growing to take on the Big Media Lie Fest is your monthly membership support. If you’ve already joined, a huge thanks to you, and if you haven’t, please consider joining today and have a great day.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Friday, February 18th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 14:14


Trying to vote ourselves rich …and more on today’s CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Friday, February 18, 2022. Would you please Like and share this show? Do it now so we can reach more people with the truth. Florida’s Don’t Say Gay Law https://www.thebulwark.com/desantis-shapiro-co-want-to-put-my-kid-in-the-closet/ Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has voiced his support for a bill that would prohibit the discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in the state's primary schools. Asked by reporters recently, he said it was "entirely inappropriate" for teachers to be having conversations with students about gender identity, citing instances of them telling children, “Don’t worry, don’t pick your gender yet," and also "hiding" classroom lessons from parents. “Schools need to be teaching kids to read, to write,” DeSantis said. “They need to teach them science, history. We need more civics and understanding of the U.S. Constitution, what makes our country unique, all those basic stuff.” "The larger issue with all of this is parents must have a seat at the table when it comes to what's going on in their schools," he added. The Parental Rights in Education bill — dubbed by critics as the "Don't Say Gay" bill — says that “A school district may not encourage classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.” The enforcement section of the legislation takes a cue from the Texas abortion bounty legislation: “A parent of a student may bring an action against a school district to obtain a declaratory judgment that a school district procedure or practice violates this paragraph and seek injunctive relief. A court may award damages.” RIP PJ O’Rourke https://nypost.com/2022/02/15/p-j-orourke-was-americas-greatest-satirist-and-coolest-conservative/ P.J. O’Rourke, the political satirist and journalist who served as foreign-affairs desk chief at Rolling Stone until 2005 and wrote for numerous publications, has died. He was 74. His death was confirmed by NBC News. “Our dear friend and cherished Grove Atlantic author P.J. O’Rourke passed away this morning from complications of lung cancer,” Deb Seager, a vice president and spokeswoman at his publisher Grove Atlantic, said in a statement to NBC. Respected for his wit and storytelling by people across the political spectrum, O’Rourke’s early essays suggested a liberal leaning after he earned an M.A. in English at Johns Hopkins University in 1970. However, he soon changed his political stance and his work reflected libertarian conservatism. He wrote for several indie publications before landing at National Lampoon in 1973, where he had a variety of positions, including editor-in-chief. He also wrote for 1973 stage spinoff National Lampoon’s Lemmings, which featured John Belushi, Chevy Chase, and Christopher Guest, and he co-wrote National Lampoon’s 1964 High School Yearbook with Douglas Kenney. In 2016, he famously endorsed Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, announcing his begrudging decision during a Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! episode. “It’s the second-worst thing that can happen to this country. But she’s way behind in second place,” he said. “I mean, she’s wrong about absolutely everything, but she’s wrong within normal parameters.” While his writing could at times be unnecessarily crass, and his Roman Catholicism and libertarianism sometimes got the better of him, his wit allowed him to see and explain more clearly many things quite well and in certainly very entertaining ways. Grab all the clips of O’Rourke: https://youtu.be/RrIeha0XHWs 0:00-1:49 P.J. O’Rourke, may you have found the peace of Christ. AD: Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute’s vision is to see a community of businesses, churches, mentors, and instructors working together to provide our young people options beside the credentials game of our current culture. They desire to see confident students with integrity and a godly backbone that understand all things are subject to Christ and are trained to be competent on the job. Their mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping their Christian students with a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Visit their website: cornerstonework.org to learn how to enroll in their program or partner with them in their mission. House Agenda if it Flips? https://thehill.com/homenews/house/594452-gop-eyes-ambitious-agenda-if-house-flips Republicans are eyeing an ambitious legislative agenda if they flip the House in November’s elections, setting the stage for countless clashes with President Biden on a host of thorny issues, from COVID-19 protocols and Big Tech to border security and the national debt. The midterm cycle is historically brutal for the party of first-term presidents, and that track record — combined with Biden’s approval rating, which is underwater, and consumer inflation, which is soaring — has created a golden opportunity for Republicans to win back the lower chamber after just four years in the minority wilderness. With that in mind, GOP leaders are already turning their gaze beyond the elections to discuss how they’d wield their power, presuming they seize it. Their strategy features a series of lawmaker “task forces” charged with itemizing the party’s top-tier reform ideas across a spectrum of hot-button issues — a wish list designed to serve as both a messaging tool on the campaign trail this year and a legislative guide in 2023 if they do gain the majority. Providing counsel through the process have been a host of prominent Republicans, including former Trump administration officials; conservative power players, like Club for Growth President David McIntosh, who spoke to the Republican Study Committee last week; and former congressional leaders, like onetime Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), who’s acting as a kind of informal adviser. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), the vice chair of the House GOP conference, said the process is now in its “final stages,” with much of the task force work expected to be presented at the Republicans’ annual issues conference, which is scheduled for next month in Florida. “I assume it will be rolled out, probably by early summer, in time for members to go home and talk about it in town halls and run on it,” Johnson said. “It’s all coming together.” The strategy marks an extension of the Republicans’ “Commitment to America” campaign of 2020, which featured broad promises to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, fight domestic crime, bolster the nation’s infrastructure and empower parents when it comes to their children’s education. With Biden in the White House, this year’s effort is much broader. The seven task forces are charged with crafting legislation designed to boost jobs, streamline health care, rein in the big tech companies, strengthen national security, counter Chinese influence, promote energy independence and secure individual freedoms such as gun rights. Many are advocating for a focus on the southern border with Mexico, where a surge in migration has led to record detentions — and a humanitarian crisis — in the first year of the Biden administration. Republicans are framing it as a national security threat. “Border security would be right at the top,” said Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.). “We need to finish the fence. We need to have all the protocols all along the border, in order to control our border.” Other Republicans argued that the emphasis should be on scaling back the public health protocols put in place by the Biden administration in the name of combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Conservatives have bashed those policies — particularly mask and vaccine mandates — as an unconstitutional encroachment on individual freedoms, vowing to outlaw any similar effort under their watch. “I would like to think that the Democrats, in the majority, and this administration would let go of the unconstitutional, unlawful, unjustified, unscientific mandates relative to the China virus, and stop with the masks and vaccines on everybody long before a year from now,” said Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.), a member of the far-right Freedom Caucus. “However, they are clearly ‘COVID forever,’ and it seems as if they want to continue it — certainly the administration does,” he continued. “So that is the No. 1 most important issue, is the trampling on people’s freedoms.” Echoing other fiscal hawks, Good is also hoping GOP leaders move quickly to rein in government spending by adopting a balanced budget amendment. “We’re heading for a fiscal crisis if we don’t get a grip on spending,” he said. Still others are eager to launch a slew of investigations into the administration, to include its management of the coronavirus crisis, Biden’s handling of the deadly U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the federal government’s interactions with local school boards. To that list of investigative priorities, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has added another: She wants Republicans to rush an investigation into the U.S. Capitol Police following accusations from Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) that officers had entered his office and spied on him. Psalm of the Day: 3 https://open.spotify.com/track/7nKOyu6HqwWIDBYEVlSIya?si=f7c301525ac94c67 Play: 0:50-1:39 “Lord rise and save me O my God For you subdue my every foe You strike the jaw of wicked men Smashing their teeth with mighty blows” Amen! Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. Or find them on our App: just search “Fight Laugh Feast” in your favorite app store and never miss a show. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. What allows us to continuing growing to take on the Big Media Lie Fest is your monthly membership support. If you’ve already joined, a huge thanks to you, and if you haven’t, please consider joining today and have a great day.