This week on "Pushing the Limits" join me on this journey through cellular pathways and longevity as I delve into the inner workings of cells and their impact on your overall well-being. We start by unraveling the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathway, responsible for regulating metabolism and maintaining cellular balance. We explore how AMPK senses energy levels and its activation benefits for cellular health and energy conservation. We then compare AMPK with another key player, mTOR, and discuss their roles in cellular health and highlight the differences between these pathways and their contributions to longevity. We will look at Autophagy, the cellular cleansing process, emphasizing its significance and its connections to both AMPK and mTOR pathways. The video concludes by discussing how balancing AMPK and mTOR pathways can lead to a longer and healthier life, touching on the secrets of healthy aging, autophagy-inducing supplements and the drug Rapamycin. 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Tune in for an insightful journey into the realm of audio excellence. Our special guest, Laura Davison, Market Development Manager at Shure, shares her expertise in achieving outstanding audio quality in live streaming and presentations.Join hosts Jeff Sieh and Katie Fawkes in this engaging episode as they explore the essential elements of audio technology with Laura. Shure, a globally recognized leader in audio equipment, is known for its innovative microphones and sound systems. From her vantage point at Shure, Laura offers valuable tips and insights for elevating audio experiences, whether for personal projects or professional endeavors.We delve deep into topics such as choosing the appropriate microphone, addressing common audio issues in live settings, and understanding sound quality dynamics. This episode is brimming with actionable advice for those looking to refine their audio skills, from beginners to seasoned professionals.Key Points:Essential tips for selecting the right microphone for various contexts.Strategies for overcoming common audio challenges in live streams and presentations.Practical advice for achieving professional-level audio quality.Resources:Shure: Discover more about Shure's range of audio products at www.shure.com.----------------------Ecamm - Your go-to solution for crafting outstanding live shows and podcasts.SocialMediaNewsLive.com - Dive into our website for comprehensive episode breakdowns.Youtube.com - Tune in live, chat with us directly, and be part of the conversation. Or, revisit our archive of past broadcasts to stay updated.Facebook - Stream our show live and chat with us in real time. Connect, engage, and be a part of our community.Email - Subscribe and never miss a live show reminder.----------------------JeffSieh.com - Unlock the power of authentic storytelling with me! With over 20 years of marketing experience, I'm here to elevate your brand's narrative in an ever-competitive market. My expertise spans consulting, visual marketing, and producing podcasts and live videos.Additionally, as a seasoned speaker, I'm not just about sharing knowledge--I believe in entertaining audiences and injecting humor into every presentation. I'm available to enlighten and engage audiences at your events, conferences, or institutions. My talks cover a diverse range of subjects, from purposeful repurposing and captivating storytelling to podcast promotion, social media strategies, visual marketing insights, the art of live video, and much more.
In the past decade, we've seen an explosion in medical and biotechnologies like gene editing with CRISPR, synthetic organs, cloning, and AI-powered prosthetics that are helping to eradicate disease, improve the human condition, and enhance our brain power. These developments have radically transformed our understanding of the human body and what we thought was possible. But like most new tech, there's also potential for misuse, privacy concerns, and ethical implications. Gene editing can cure debilitating diseases but also lead to designer babies. AI learning algorithms can power neural implants but also potentially create new chemical weapons. Ian Bremmer delves into that tension on the GZERO World Podcast with Siddhartha Mukherjee, a physician and biologist whose new book, “The Song of the Cell,” explores the science, history, and technology behind what he calls “the new humans.”
Clement Manyathela speaks to Dr Heather Blaylock, a medical doctor about how people can enhance their moods for sex. Dr Blaylock explains how you can get into the right frame of mind for sex. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Enhancing a State Jail felony can be confusing, as you'll hear in today's episode. It also doesn't help that the hosts are complete idiots. Please, if you know these like the back of your hand, reach out to us so we can get all this straightened out.
On the show today we welcome Dave Allen, coordinator for the “Shaun Timmerman Memorial Event”. We look at why sim racing is a good hobby, and we find out who has the highest combined iRating on the service, and does it really make them the best driver on the sim. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. iRacers Lounge Podcast is available on iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Podbean, Spreaker, Podbay, PodFanatic, Overcast, Amazon, and other podcast players. Sponsors: Hosts: Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette Tom Dreiling – Donnie Spiker – twitter.com/Spikerman19 Bobby Jonas – MacKenzie Stevens – https://twitter.com/MackStevens48 Justin Pearson – https://twitter.com/big7bang_ Links: Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/ Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge Instagram – instagram.com/iracersloungepodcast/ Web (Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/
In a live stream by Avèro Advisors, the founder and CEO discussed the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and its integration into the public sector. He highlighted AI's potential in improving paper-heavy and process-intensive processes. He also mentioned the use of AI in generating documentation, reading documentation, and ensuring compliance with regulations. The CEO emphasized that while AI may change job roles, it will not eliminate jobs as human verification is still needed. He also discussed the potential of AI in aiding crisis communication or emergency responses. The CEO encouraged public sector entities to envision how AI can improve operations and explore AI-enabled ERP solutions and natural language reporting.
Steph Mock, Assistant AD for Sports Performance at the University of Pittsburgh is on this week's episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast. Steph traced her journey from high school sports to a collegiate volleyball career at West Virginia University. She later transitioned into strength conditioning, working at Clemson University and Mississippi State University, before returning to her alma mater. Her mentors, especially Rick Franzblau, played a crucial role in her professional development. The discussion turns to the experience of being a woman in the predominantly male field of strength and conditioning. Steph highlights the importance of viewing the role as one of leadership, emphasizing skills such as relationship building and managing complex situations, which are gender-neutral. She acknowledges the influence of female leaders within the University of Pittsburgh, including the Chancellor and the Athletic Director, in her career development. This segment underscores the evolution in the field, where gender is becoming less of a defining factor in defining one's leadership and professional capabilities. A significant portion of the podcast is devoted to the topic of microdosing in training, particularly its application in collegiate sports. Steph delves into her first exposure to the concept at a conference in 2018 and how it influenced her approach to training the volleyball team at the University of Pittsburgh. She explains how microdosing, or splitting training sessions into shorter, more frequent sessions, is particularly effective for in-season training. This approach helps to navigate the constraints of athletes' schedules, including practices, competitions, and academic commitments. She emphasizes that this methodology allows for more focused, specific stimulus in training sessions, aiding in better preparation and recovery for athletes. The adoption of microdosing was already in place at the University of Pittsburgh, thanks to the head volleyball coach, making it easier for Steph to implement and enhance the practice. If you're looking to introduce micro dosing into your programming, check out this episode with Steph. Main talking points: Microdosing: Efficient in-season training strategy. Navigating a male-dominated field. Enhancing athlete preparation through technology. Microdosing: Balancing schedules, practice, academics. Gender-neutral professional skills. Innovations in strength conditioning. Microdosing benefits: Focused, specific training stimuli.
Chris Putsch is the CEO and Co-Founder of Upspace, an app dedicated to boosting the health, happiness, and love of the human race by making healthy a lifestyle. In this episode, Chris shares his incredible journey from leaving a job in corporate benefits to founding a health and wellness app. We explore his motivations behind this shift and his vision for sparking a cultural movement toward reclaiming human health. Chris shares his personal experience with Type 1 diabetes and what it has taught him and health and well-being, discusses balancing business endeavors with family life, and offers valuable insights on effective leadership. Key Points: Leaving his full-time job in corporate benefits to build Upspace How the idea for Upspace came about during the pandemic Taking a risk and betting on himself while still caring for his wife and kids Having faith that through hard work and commitment, things will work out Getting diagnosed with type-1 diabetes at age 17 Adopting a diet for health and longevity with diabetes The role that exercise plays in regulating blood sugar levels Balancing building a business with raising a family Overcoming the adversity that comes with entrepreneurship What to look for in people when hiring a team How to become a better leader Creating a cultural movement to boost the health, happiness, and love of the human race How the Upspace app is helping bring people together and take back their health Fighting against the evil forces that don't have our best interest in mind Chris's definition of Pure Ambition Connect with Chris: Download the Upspace app Chris's Instagram Chris's LinkedIn Connect with me: Download my FREE training app here: Upspace App Instagram: @dominicfusco TikTok: @dom_fusco YouTube: Dominic Fusco LinkedIn: Dominic Fusco Want to help the show grow? Sweet! Here's what you can do: Share this episode with someone who would find value in it. Leave a 5-star rating and review on the podcast app and let me know your honest opinion! Share this episode on your IG story and tag me @dominicfusco
In this episode, Ajit Singh, PhD, Managing Director and General Partner at Artiman Ventures, shares his insights on various aspects of healthcare, his approach to leadership and decision-making and his thoughts on the future of healthcare. From AI to oncology to neuro technology, Ajit covers it all.
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Today we're going to talk about enhancing E-commerce with AI by improving personalization, relevance, and the overall customer experience. To help me discuss this topic, I'd like to welcome Sean Mullaney, a former Stripe and Google Executive, who is now Chief Technology Officer at Algolia, which you may or may not know is actually the second largest search engine behind Google, powering more than 1.75 trillion consumer search requests each year. RESOURCES PartnerHero: to waive set up fees, go to https://partnerhero.com/agile and mention “The Agile Brand” during onboarding! Algolia website: https://www.algolia.com Sign up for The Agile Brand newsletter here: https://www.gregkihlstrom.com Get the latest news and updates on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-agile-brand/ For consulting on marketing technology, customer experience, and more visit GK5A: https://www.gk5a.com Check out The Agile Brand Guide website with articles, insights, and Martechipedia, the wiki for marketing technology: https://www.agilebrandguide.com The Agile Brand podcast is brought to you by TEKsystems. Learn more here: https://www.teksystems.com/versionnextnow The Agile Brand is produced by Missing Link—a Latina-owned strategy-driven, creatively fueled production co-op. From ideation to creation, they craft human connections through intelligent, engaging and informative content. https://www.missinglink.company
Coach Jeff, Keegan and Mikki discuss Maximizing Performance for Youth Sport, maximizing potential and enhancing the sport experience through a focus on Movement Skills & Quality, Positional consistency, Injury prevention, Skill acquisition and power production. Starting at the Foundation in Base and Building mobility alongside Stability.Episode Highlights:1:17 Sport IS Performance and the focus of performance is how we are doing in our sport.2:25 Maximizing Potential in the Boost Phase and Enhanced sport experience3:54 TIP - Teach youth to move better to express more for improved sport performance4:40 Positional Consistency "Athletes need enough mobility to get there (on the field) and then be stable for the amount of time needed"5:00 The ability to reproduce Movement Skills increases Movement Vocabulary and translates to Fluency on the field7:14 Detracting from performance trajectory through skipped foundations and subsequent injury9:02 How "Poor Position bleeds power" even in Pro and World Class Athletes10:21 TIP - Athlete Safety "Do no Harm" through intervention or lack of intervention11:08 TIP - Start with the Base, Strengthening the Feet12:17 Striking a Balance, supporting performance through precise application of High skill Low skill protocols to make weaknesses strengths.Hashtags and links:#SportPerformance#YouthSport#YouthPhysicalEducation#Physicalliteracy#YouthHealth#YouthPerformance#theyouthfitnesspodcast#youthfitness#functionalfitnessyouth#poorpositionbleedspower#athletesafety#thebrandxmethod#theathletecoachnetwork#jeffandmikkimartinhttps://thebrandxmethod.thinkific.com/collectionshttps://www.instagram.com/theacn.app/
In the second part of a special mini-series on the European retail government bond market, Burhan Khadbai, head of content at OMFIF's Sovereign Debt Institute, speaks to senior officials at the Hungarian, Irish and Romanian debt management offices about how they are developing their retail bond programmes. Zoltán Kurali, chief executive officer of Hungary's debt management office (ÁKK), Murray McCarter, head of retail debt at Ireland's national treasury management agency and Stefan Nanu, head of public debt management and state treasury at the ministry of finance in Romania, join OMFIF to discuss the importance of a diversified investor base that is offered by a retail programme. The discussion also focuses on how they are looking to enhance their retail products with the use of technology to attract younger customers.
On this Tuesday topical show, special guest host Shannon Cheng and fellow co-organizer with People Power Washington, Amy Sundberg, delve into everything they wish people knew about the looming Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) contract. The conversation starts by outlining the outsize control the SPOG contract has on the City of Seattle's police accountability system, the City budget, and efforts to civilianize jobs that don't require an armed response. Amy and Shannon then break down a soon-to-be-considered Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and SPOG - what each side gets, its fiscal impacts, whether the agreement will have any effect on SPD understaffing, and why the already-disappointing dual dispatch pilot is worse than they thought. Next, the two non-labor lawyers try to explain why any attempt to offload roles from an overworked police department entails lengthy negotiation and sign off from SPOG, how SPD continues to be understaffed despite best efforts to counter attrition, and what might happen if City electeds stood up to the police guild. Finally, in anticipation of a full SPOG contract coming out sometime in the next year, they discuss why the MOU is a bad omen of what is to come, how the process is designed to exclude public input, the difference between police guilds and labor unions, a stalled attempt at a state legislative solution, what Councilmember Mosqueda stepping down from the Labor Relations Policy Committee means - and wrap up with Amy giving Shannon a powerful pep talk! As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Follow us on Twitter at @HacksWonks. Find the guest host, Shannon Cheng, on Twitter at @drbestturtle and find Amy Sundberg at @amysundberg. Amy Sundberg Amy Sundberg is the publisher of Notes from the Emerald City, a weekly newsletter on Seattle politics and policy with a particular focus on public safety, police accountability, and the criminal legal system. She also writes about public safety for The Urbanist. She organizes with Seattle Solidarity Budget and People Power Washington. In addition, she writes science fiction and fantasy, with a new novel, TO TRAVEL THE STARS, a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in space, available now. She is particularly fond of Seattle's parks, where she can often be found walking her little dog. Shannon Cheng Shannon Cheng is the producer of Hacks & Wonks and new to being in front of the mic rather than behind the scenes. She organizes for equitable public safety in Seattle and King County with People Power Washington and for state-wide policies to reduce police violence and increase accountability with the Washington Coalition for Police Accountability. She also works on computational lighting technology, strives to be a better orienteer, and enjoys exploring the world in an adventure truck with her husband and her cat. Resources Notes from the Emerald City People Power Washington - Sign up for our mailing list How the SPOG Contract Stands in the Way of Police Accountability with Shannon Cheng from Hacks & Wonks Council Budget Action to authorize Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and the Seattle Police Officers Guild (SPOG) | Seattle City Council “City Council Agrees to Pay Cops Double Time for Working Special Events” by Ashley Nerbovig from The Stranger “Will Seattle Pay SPOG a Premium to Let Others Help SPD with its Staffing Woes?” by Amy Sundberg from Notes from the Emerald City “Harrell's Dual-Responder Proposal Would Fail to Civilianize Crisis Response” by Amy Sundberg from The Urbanist Better Behavioral Health Crisis Response with Brook Buettner and Kenmore Mayor Nigel Herbig from Hacks & Wonks Labor Relations in the City of Seattle | Seattle City Council Central Staff Labor Relations Policy Committee | City of Seattle Human Resources “Firefighters' Tentative Contract Could be Bad News for Other City Workers Seeking Pay Increases” by Erica C. Barnett from PubliCola “Police Unions: What to Know and Why They Don't Belong in the Labor Movement” by Kim Kelly for Teen Vogue “Seattle Police Officers Guild expelled from King County's largest labor council” by Elise Takahama from The Seattle Times SB 5134 - 2021-22 | Enhancing public trust and confidence in law enforcement and strengthening law enforcement accountability for general authority Washington peace officers, excluding department of fish and wildlife officers. SB 5677 - 2021-22 | Enhancing public trust and confidence in law enforcement and strengthening law enforcement accountability, by specifying required practices for complaints, investigations, discipline, and disciplinary appeals for serious misconduct. Labor 4 Black Lives - Seattle DivestSPD Transcript [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show, we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington state through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening, and what you can do about it. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to get the full versions of our Friday week-in-review show and our Tuesday topical show delivered to your podcast feed. If you like us, the most helpful thing you can do is leave a review wherever you listen to Hacks & Wonks. Full transcripts and resources referenced in the show are always available at officialhacksandwonks.com and in our episode notes. [00:00:52] Shannon Cheng: Hello everyone! This is Shannon Cheng, producer of Hacks & Wonks. You have me again today as your special guest host. Today, I'm super excited to have a fellow co-organizer with People Power Washington with me, Amy Sundberg, who also writes Notes from the Emerald City. And we were wanting to have a conversation about the Seattle police contract negotiations as they relate to the Seattle Police Officers Guild, or SPOG. We're hoping to break down what is a dense but very important topic for our listeners. Amy, do you have any thoughts on this before we get started? [00:01:29] Amy Sundberg: Yeah, I mean, I think it's really important whenever we talk about police guilds that we make the distinction that just because we might be being critical about police unions, police guilds - that in general, we are very supportive of labor and that there are many reasons why police guilds are different than all other labor that hopefully we'll have a chance to get into later in this episode. But until then, just to be clear - in general, we support workers' rights, we support workers organizing for better conditions in the workplace, and that is not a negotiable part of our philosophy. [00:02:06] Shannon Cheng: Yes, 100% - completely agree. We in no way are saying that workers' rights are not important. They absolutely are. Police are entitled to have living wages, but there are also issues that crop up with the way that negotiations happen in Washington state that sometimes are counter to other goals that we have as a society. So before we jump in, I wanna talk about what impact does the police contract have in the City of Seattle? So one aspect that I've been following super closely for the last many years is that the current police accountability system that we have here in Seattle - you may have heard of it before, it's composed of three independent bodies. There's the OPA or the Office of Police Accountability, the OIG or Office of Inspector General, and the CPC, the Community Police Commission. This three-body accountability structure - the powers that they have are completely governed by what the SPOG contract says that they have. And you may have heard that we had a strong accountability ordinance passed back in 2017 - establishing these bodies and giving them authority. Yet the following year in 2018, we passed a SPOG contract that rolled back a lot of those accountability provisions. So oftentimes I hear community members frustrated that we aren't able to hold an SPD officer accountable for something egregious that has happened. And it all goes back to the accountability system and what has been written in the SPOG contract. [00:03:44] Amy Sundberg: I would also just say that this is one of the reasons that police guilds are different from other unions - is because they are currently negotiating these sorts of accountability provisions in their contracts. And they're the only workers that are negotiating for the right to potentially kill other people, right? They're armed. And so it's a different matter because of the stakes involved. [00:04:09] Shannon Cheng: Yes, a very big difference. I used to be a union member of Unite Here Local 8 - I worked at a restaurant. And we had accountability measures in our contract, but it was for things like if I didn't charge a customer for a bread basket. And the consequences of me not charging $1.95 for the company I work for is very different than an officer using excessive deadly force to kill a community member. So stakes are completely different. So beyond the accountability system, the SPOG contract also has a huge impact on city funding and what the City budget looks like every year. We did an episode recently about the budget and how the police have an outsize portion of that - do you wanna talk a little bit more about that, Amy? [00:04:57] Amy Sundberg: Yeah, so the contract will determine how much money is flowing into SPD. And right now, SPD gets about a quarter of our general fund - so that's the part of the budget that can be allocated to anything that isn't already tied up via statute. So a quarter of the general fund, which is a significant amount of the money that we have available to us as a city. And the question always is - Is that number gonna grow? And how much of the general fund are we as a city comfortable with SPD taking up? That is a question that is decided basically in this contract. [00:05:32] Shannon Cheng: Yeah, 'cause the contract sets the pay rates and raises that SPD will receive. And I think we've heard from a lot of other city unions that are also currently bargaining their contracts that there's this issue that a lot of them are being offered raises that aren't keeping up with the cost of living. For example, the Firefighters, the Coalition of City Unions. So it will be interesting to observe and see, when the eventual SPOG contract comes out, what kind of raises do they get and how do they compare to other city workers? The final thing that I think the police contract holds a lot of power over is something that we know is extremely popular in the city. When we've done poll after poll, people really want to see an alternate crisis response available to community members. We know that police are not the best at deescalating crisis response situations. And sometimes it's very harmful - and actually escalates - and has led to deaths of community members. So we've been struggling as a city to stand up some kind of alternate crisis response since the summer of 2020. And unfortunately the SPOG contract has been a huge obstacle in the way of that. Could you explain that more for us, Amy? [00:06:44] Amy Sundberg: Yeah, I would say first of all, that definitely this alternate emergency crisis response is a big part of this, but the contract stands in the way of civilianization in general overall. So this is one big piece of that, but it also means that if there are jobs that we feel like should be done by civilians who are not armed - besides crisis response - that also gets decided in the contract. So I do think that's important to talk about. [00:07:10] Shannon Cheng: So that's why keeping an eye on this police contract is really important. It really does hold the key to so many facets of the change that we want to see in our city. Let's now talk about what's been happening more recently. During the Seattle budget process, we learned that the City had come to a possible temporary agreement with SPOG, which they call an MOU, or a Memorandum of Understanding. To be clear, this is not the final full contract that we do expect to see with SPOG eventually, and that we've been waiting for for several years now. The previous contract expired at the end of 2020, and they have been in negotiations for about three years at this time. So this MOU came out. It was meant to address what some electeds are calling "emergent needs" of the city. And they had to do this during the budget process because it had budget implications that needed to be approved. Do you want to tell us a little bit about what's in this MOU? [00:08:16] Amy Sundberg: Yes, I would love to. I'm glad that you emphasized this is different than the actual SPOG contract. It is temporary, and it is to address these "emergent needs," so to speak. So it does have an expiry date of the beginning of January of 2026. So I just want to get that out there first. But the MOU accomplishes three main things for the City, and then we'll talk about what it gives SPOG. So the three main things that it accomplishes for the City are - first of all, it would allow the City flexibility to sometimes use parking enforcement officers or other civilians to staff special events. They certainly wouldn't be the only people staffing special events, but perhaps they could do things like traffic control that don't really require a sworn armed officer to do. It would allow the City to use park rangers at parks outside of downtown. Right now, they have an agreement that park rangers can only be used in downtown parks. But last year, they started a huge expansion of the Park Ranger program, so now they have a lot more park rangers - or they're in the process of hiring them - and would like to be able to expand to use them at all the parks in the city. And the third thing it would do is allow the City to implement its new dual dispatch emergency alternative response program. Basically, the pilot just launched this past October. And it turns out that if this MOU is not approved - which it is not currently signed yet - it's not actually true dual dispatch yet, from my understanding. What was said in all of the press briefings and all of the communications is that how this program is supposed to work is that there's dual dispatch, so that means that SPD will go out at the same time as the alternative responders - CARE responders, I'm gonna call them. They go out at the same time. But apparently right now, they're not actually allowed to be dispatched at the same time because this MOU hasn't been approved. So the police have to go first, and then they can request to have an alternate CARE responder team come out after they arrive. So that is not how I understood this was going to work, and if this MOU is approved, then it will be able to work the way it's been described previously. [00:10:38] Shannon Cheng: Okay, so there's a difference between what we've seen from press releases and press briefings about this new dual dispatch pilot within the CARE department to what is actually possible right now without this MOU. [00:10:53] Amy Sundberg: Yeah, and my guess - and this is me guessing, to be clear - my guess is that, of course, people involved knew that this MOU was being developed, knew that this agreement was being developed. And so when they launched the pilot, they explained how it was gonna work if this MOU was signed, even though it hadn't been signed yet - in maybe a burst of hope that that's how it would turn out. As well, I imagine, because of - you're not allowed to talk about things that are going on in negotiations at the labor table, so they probably weren't allowed to talk about it. And instead of getting into the nitty-gritty of it and confusing people, that they might have decided - for simplicity's sake - explain it the way they did. But, you know, of course, now we know that that wasn't entirely accurate. [00:11:38] Shannon Cheng: Okay, so basically, what we had seen in the past that was all this glowing announcement about this new dual dispatch pilot should have a giant big asterisk next to it because they had not actually completed what needed to be done to be able to launch it in the way that they were talking about it. I do wanna eventually dig deeper into what the MOU specifically says about the dual dispatch, but first, we've talked about what the City is getting out of this agreement. And to be clear, even though this isn't the full contract, this is something that was negotiated with SPOG. And so I think that it's important for us to look at because it gives us a little hint as to how negotiations with SPOG are going. So we've heard what the City is getting. So what is SPOG getting out of this negotiation? [00:12:21] Amy Sundberg: Yeah, so what they have now in the MOU is that they want to give officers who volunteer to staff special events a special additional bonus. So it would be $225 bonus for each special event shift that they volunteer to do. And that's in addition to overtime. So what The Stranger reported, which I actually think is a really helpful way to think about it, is that this bonus basically means that officers will be getting paid double time for any shifts that they work - that they volunteered for - for special events. Normally, overtime is time and a half. So instead of time and a half, they're getting double time. However, if they finally reach an agreement on the full SPOG contract, the bonus would not necessarily increase - so it's not tied to their current wages. [00:13:15] Shannon Cheng: Okay, so let me get this right. We are giving SPOG extra bonuses to work shifts they already get paid overtime for. And in exchange, they are letting us let them work less at some of these special events. Is that a fair characterization? [00:13:33] Amy Sundberg: I mean, possibly. It's a little bit - to be honest, I'll be interested to see how it plays out because I don't know how much less they actually will end up working. So we might just be paying more to get the same thing, or we might be paying more for them to work less so that parking enforcement officers can take a few of their jobs. It's unclear how this will work out in practice. [00:13:59] Shannon Cheng: Yeah, I've heard some of the discussion of this. We all know, or we've been told over and over again from many quarters, that SPD is very understaffed, that the officers are overworked, that people are upset that response times are slow - and everybody blames the fact that there aren't enough officers to do the amount of work that is out there for them. So part of trying to offer these special event shift bonuses is that right now for these shifts, when they ask people to volunteer - if they don't get enough volunteers, my understanding is that they go by seniority. And so maybe some of the newer officers are made to work these extra shifts, thereby making them even more overworked than they already are. So some of the thinking behind this is that if they offer this bonus to sweeten the deal in terms of working these extra shifts, that perhaps some of the higher senior-ranked officers would be willing to take some of these volunteer shifts and thereby spread the workload out better across SPD. But this doesn't actually do anything to help with the overall understaffing issue, right? We still have the same number of officers doing the same amount of work, unless they do agree to let some of these other parking enforcement officers take over some of the shifts. [00:15:23] Amy Sundberg: Right, and unless there are actually shifts available for those parking enforcement officers to take after whoever has volunteered has volunteered. So it kind of depends how they set it up. I will say, I think what you said is exactly what the City and SPD has been saying - I think that's a very accurate characterization. But I've also heard from other sources that special event shifts are actually pretty popular among officers and that it's a nice way to make extra money potentially - because it is paid overtime, and now double time. So that's why I'm not really sure how this is gonna play out in practice. And just to talk about the overall impact of what offering this bonus does to the budget - because this was just passed in our 2024 budget now. This Memorandum of Understanding would start October 1st, 2023. And like I said, it would go to the beginning of January 2026. And we are paying $4.5 million - that would cover from October of this year 'til the end of next year. And then we'll be paying another $3.6 million for 2025 to cover these special event bonuses. So altogether, it's a little more than $8 million for a little bit over two years of bonuses. For at least this next year, the money came from a reserve fund. But again, this is $4.5 million that is being spent on these bonuses instead of on any other pressing needs that the city might have. Just to name one, we gave a big cut to mental health services in tiny home villages. And if those tiny home villages don't have these services, certain people who have more acute needs cannot live there. So it's gonna really impact who is able to live in a tiny home village going forward. So that is one thing that we cut in 2024 - we have much less money for that now. Obviously, there are lots of needs in the city though, so that's just one example. [00:17:24] Shannon Cheng: That's really good for us to understand - what is a concrete example of what we're giving up in order to give these bonuses to the police officer. So this really matters because we're in a time of budget shortfalls, both current and upcoming. We're being told that SPD is overworked, and yet we're in this state where we're being asked to pay SPOG more money to maybe do less work and accept help for tasks that they said they're not good at. And I'm talking about this dual dispatch co-responder program. So why don't we turn to that and get a little bit more into the weeds and delve into what is problematic about how this dual dispatch pilot is set up. I think there's been a lot of talk about the alternate crisis response that we've been trying to set up in the city. I think it's evolved a lot over time. And something that I want people to appreciate about all this is that all this talk fundamentally doesn't matter unless we have the agreement of SPOG - that they will accept how we want to do things. And this MOU is the first time that I have seen - spelled out - some of the details of what our dual dispatch program could look like. Amy, I know you've been following this for a very long time. I think you've been at pretty much every meeting that's been about this topic. And so - of people in the world who I think would know how we've ended up at this dual dispatch program, you could tell us about that whole history. So I will turn it to you. [00:19:04] Amy Sundberg: Yeah, I can. And I will say, I wrote an article about this for The Urbanist, I think, a couple of months ago. We'll link to it in the show notes. I will say it was a very hard piece to write because I have been following this since 2020 in all of its little details. And then I was trying to boil it down into a thousand words - explaining to someone who maybe knew very little about this - what exactly had been going on for the past three or so years. I do recommend you check that out. But it has been a very frustrating process, I will say. We started talking about some kind of alternative crisis response in summer of 2020 because of the George Floyd protests. And we had a few, I would say, champions on the city council who really wanted to see this happen. So it wasn't that there was nobody advocating for this - there definitely was. Councilmember Lewis in particular, and also Councilmember Herbold - both very strong proponents of having some type of program like this in Seattle. But what we saw was just obstacle after obstacle, after hurdle after hurdle, and just a lot of back and forth, a lot of dragging feet from both the executive's office - both previous Mayor Durkan and current Mayor Harrell - and a lot of dragging of the feet of SPD. You can kind of chart it out and see the strategy of making this take as long as possible, which I do in that article I was talking about. But I think one of the most powerful things I can do is compare Seattle to another city who did it differently. So in Seattle, we have this new pilot now through the CARE Department. It has six responders hired. They are focused, I think, only in the downtown area. And they work 11 a.m. to 11 p.m, so it's not 24/7 coverage - because there's only six of them, right? There's only so much you can do with six people, and they work in teams of two. So that is what we have. That just got stood up a month ago, month and a half ago - very recently. And like I said, it's not even a true dual dispatch until the MOU gets signed. And frankly, I was very disappointed that it was a dual dispatch at all. So that's what we've finally accomplished in Seattle after all of these years of politicking - versus Albuquerque. So Albuquerque, first of all, it's a little bit smaller than Seattle - maybe about 200,000 fewer people live in Albuquerque. So keep that in mind when we think about scale, right? So they also are under a consent decree, just as we have been, for a slightly shorter amount of time - but for a long time as well. So that is comparable in some ways. But in 2020, they took seriously the call from community to start some kind of emergency alternative response to respond to crisis calls. And in 2023, they budgeted $11.7 million to their response, which has been growing over the last several years. They now have over 70 responders employed to do this alternative emergency response. Their teams respond to calls related to homelessness, substance abuse, and mental health, as well as calls related to things like used needles and abandoned vehicles. And they are allowed to answer calls on their own, and they don't have to go out with the police. And they talk a lot about how what they're doing is using a public health approach. This is Albuquerque. And I guess I didn't mention earlier, but Seattle - what we are paying for our alternative response program for 2024 is $1.8 million. $1.8 million versus $11.7 million. And Albuquerque is smaller. [00:22:46] Shannon Cheng: That's incredible. And also I wanna call out - so $1.8 million is a little over a third of the bonuses that we are giving SPOG in this MOU to have them maybe work less special event shifts. That is just mind blowing - the difference in scale of what we're willing to put money towards. [00:23:08] Amy Sundberg: Yeah, and the Albuquerque program has been so successful, they keep scaling up. And they've scaled up pretty quickly - it's really impressive. So kudos to them. I really appreciate that they're offering us a vision of what could be, but it certainly is not what we have been doing here in Seattle - which is really disappointing, especially given how strongly people that live here reacted to the murder of George Floyd and how long those protesters were out there - night after night after night asking for something better, right? And we look now at where we are and like - well, we haven't given people something better. That's just - I mean, that's my opinion, but I think it's also - if you look at the facts, it's pretty backed up by facts. [00:23:53] Shannon Cheng: Yeah, and by polling. And I agree, it's been really frustrating to see other places around the country continue to lap us - even locally here. I don't feel like it's talked about very much, but we did do a show with them here on Hacks & Wonks. So up north, there's a five-city consortium that is Bothell, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, and Kirkland. And what they started with - they didn't start out immediately with full civilian-led crisis response. I think something that people are concerned about in standing up these programs is that they're worried - well, what if the crisis responder comes across something that they can't handle and they get hurt? - that kind of question. And that's why they're arguing that they need this police backup. There's all sorts of things about that - I mean, I would say sometimes the police tend to actually escalate these situations and make them more dangerous, and thereby I'm not sure that having the police backup would actually help. So what happened with this five-city consortium is that they started out with a program within the King County Sheriff's Office called RADAR. And it was a co-response model where a sheriff's deputy and the crisis responder co-responded to a situation. And I believe that it was more equal - that the co-responder had agency in these calls. It wasn't just the sheriff's deputy making all the decisions. But what happened is that over time - and I feel like it was a relatively short amount of time, like on the order of one to two years - the sheriff's deputies realized, You know what? We're not really needed at these calls. And it's actually really boring for us to sit around, watch a crisis responder who's skilled deescalate a situation, and I could spend my time better doing something else. And so that's actually what's happening. This program has now evolved into something called the Regional Crisis Response Agency, which is civilian-led. And they're not yet, I think, at 24/7 coverage, but they're working towards that. And so this is happening literally just north of us, okay? So it is possible here in Washington state - I know that there've been comments made that some of these other places, maybe they have different state labor laws that might affect things. But fundamentally, I think the difference is whether the police guild is willing to work with the program and allow it to happen. So I think for whatever reason, with the King County Sheriff's Office - they were more open to accepting this kind of program, and letting it grow and evolve, and thereby taking workload off of them. Whereas here in Seattle, we don't really see that same situation with SPOG. [00:26:33] Amy Sundberg: Yeah, I've been really interested in this consortium of cities that has done this. I think that is, from what I understand, it's not an uncommon path for these programs to take - to start out with more of a police presence and then kind of realize over time, Oh, maybe this isn't actually necessary, and to evolve in that way. So I mean, there is certainly hope that Seattle could do the same thing. We're just very far behind in terms of timing. And there's also - while there is hope, there's no guarantee that it will develop that way. [00:27:08] Shannon Cheng: Yeah, I would say that a lot of what I'm seeing happening in Seattle now is putting a lot of trust in faith that SPOG is going to allow certain things to happen, or not stand in the way, or not demand exorbitant amounts of money to get the things that the City wants. And I don't know that - looking at past history of our dealings with SPOG - that we can really trust that that's how things are gonna go. I mean, they have social media accounts that literally post made up images of a public safety index that has no relation to reality - doing fearmongering about whether people in the city feel safe or not. I just don't see them as being good faith participants in working with us on measures that make the public feel safe that doesn't involve the police department. [00:28:04] Amy Sundberg: Yeah, I agree with you. I am also concerned - certainly that's been part of my motivation for following this story so closely over the last several years. Because like I said, there's no - just because it's gone like that in other cities does not mean that it will happen that way here. And as we see, in fact, it hasn't. The type of program that Albuquerque has developed doesn't look very much like what we have developed in the same amount of time. So no guarantees then - just hopes, thoughts and prayers, which doesn't necessarily get you very far. [00:28:36] Shannon Cheng: Yeah, so I guess what was spelled out in this MOU about the dual dispatch that I found concerning is that it really looks like the police officer has authority over almost every aspect of what the alternate - well, I don't even know that we can call it an alternate crisis response - what the dual dispatch looks like. They get to decide when and if it's safe for the crisis responder to enter the scene. They get to decide whether they leave or not. The MOU specifically says that it doesn't affect the number of officers who respond to the incident. So if you're worried about understaffing and needing less officers going to some of these calls, that's not in this MOU. Something that really worried me is that even if the officer decides that the crisis responder can handle the situation - afterwards, the crisis responder will file the incident report within the police department's system. And so - I think in 2020, what we heard was a lot of community members coming out saying that they do not feel safe calling the police when they or a loved one is undergoing a crisis. And so if the solution we're offering now is one where police show up and even if they don't participate, they get record of what happened with the loved one - this kind of goes against everything that was being asked for, and it is still not going to serve people in the city who don't wanna use police for these situations. [00:30:08] Amy Sundberg: I agree. I don't think that it is what community was asking for. There definitely are people who don't feel safe calling the police who aren't gonna want their information then transferred to a police database to potentially be used later. I will say that one thing the MOU does do - that wasn't particularly clear from the original press release about it - is that it does allow a police officer to clear a scene while not being physically present. So it does clear the way for potentially calls being answered only by the CARE responders and not actually having a police officer there as well. So that is important to note, but even if that is happening, there will still be information about that filed into the police database - in SPD's database. So that is part of the agreement, part of what is being memorialized here. Also, the scope of the program is defined by this agreement, and I find that quite troubling. The number of responders allowed to be hired by the end of 2025, beginning of 2026 is 24 full-time. 24. So just to remind you, Albuquerque - smaller than us - has more than 70, and they were able to ramp that up in two to three years. So we're talking about a two-year ramp up here. If we were serious about this program, we could definitely ramp up above 24, but we will not be able to because of what this MOU says. We are limited to 24 - that's all we'll be able to do. And then the other thing that I found very interesting is that this MOU limits the call types that CARE responders will be allowed to answer to person down calls and welfare check calls. So there will be no ability to expand beyond those two call types, regardless of how anything might change in the interim. I thought that was really interesting because during one of the hearings - when they had Amy Smith, who is the director of the new CARE Department, people were really interested in the call types, right? What call types would be answered? Yes, right now it's person down and welfare check, but could we expand that later? And she seemed, to me, to be kind of reluctant to answer - kept heading off and being like, Well, first we need to expand to 24/7 coverage. Which reasonable, fair enough - but after reading this MOU, I was like, Oh, and also they won't be allowed to expand, so it's a moot point, right? These are the two call types, and that's all that they're gonna be able to do - period. [00:32:43] Shannon Cheng: So let's back out a little bit because this is something that I know I have been confused about for a long time. And to be clear, I am not a labor lawyer - if there's any labor lawyers listening to this and who can help explain this to me better, I would really appreciate it. But you hear about all these types of calls that we acknowledge - and I think even sometimes SPD acknowledges that they are not the best first responders for. So why is it that we have to go through this whole negotiation process - and whether it's through an MOU or the full contract - why does that have to happen before we can offload work from an understaffed department to other people who are better at the job? [00:33:26] Amy Sundberg: Well, Shannon, I am also not a labor lawyer, but I will do my best. From what I understand, workers have bodies of work. So you have to negotiate if you wanna take away any piece of that body of work and give it to a different worker. So that's what we're looking at here - because these are considered SPD's body of work. However, you make a really compelling point in that - for years now, SPD has been talking with increasing urgency about how understaffed they are, about the staffing crisis. And we know that this staffing crisis of police departments is not just here in Seattle - it's nationwide. Police departments all across the country are facing the exact same staffing shortages that we are here in Seattle. So obviously this is not just a local problem - this is larger than that. Given the fact that this is a problem that doesn't seem to be able to be addressed anytime soon. I mean, as much as people like to slag on City Council about these sorts of things, the fact is - they, in the last year or so, they passed these big police hiring bonuses. They've approved the hiring plans. They've done everything SPD has asked them to do regarding staffing in particular. And yet we do not see any particular improvement in this area. Staffing so far for 2023 for SPD - they actually still are in the negative. They are not hiring as much as they are losing officers - still, even with these bonuses, which have not been shown to work. So this is gonna be a problem for a while. This is not something you can fix quickly. There is a hiring training pipeline that takes quite a while to complete to get new police officers. There are not a lot of lateral hires - that is, police officers who are already trained, who are willing to move from a different department - we hired hardly any of those in 2023. Apparently we had some candidates, but they weren't qualified to serve in SPD - they weren't appropriate candidates. So we don't have a lot of them. Chief Diaz has said he expects potentially more lateral hires in 2024, but he did not give any reasons as to why he would expect that to be any different, so whether he has actual reasons or whether he's just kind of hoping - I'm not certain - but this is obviously something that's gonna go on for more than a year or two, right? [00:35:55] Shannon Cheng: Right. [00:35:55] Amy Sundberg: So because of that, I do think that there is potentially a legal argument to be made that some of the body of work of SPD officers needs to be given to other people because there just simply aren't enough SPD officers to do it all. And then you made a great point that what we've seen in other municipalities is that police officers - some of this work - they don't even wanna do it. They're actually end up being quite happy to have other people doing it so that they can go off and do other parts of the job that perhaps they prefer. So it's interesting watching this play out here and how it's kind of different from how it's playing out elsewhere in the country. [00:36:38] Shannon Cheng: Yeah, it feels like here - as you said, the City has done everything they possibly could to encourage staffing and hiring of new or lateral hires to the department and it just - it's not working. So in the meantime, we still have all these needs in the city to address - and they're not getting addressed, or they're getting addressed poorly. So it's frustrating that we're being held up by this issue of certain aspects being considered under the police body of work and not being able to let people who are better able to do that work - and honestly, for less money - and alleviate some of all the problems that people are frustrated about in this city. So again, not a labor lawyer, but my understanding is there would be concern that if we just went ahead and started taking some of this work from SPD without their signing off on it - is that SPOG could file an Unfair Labor Practice with the state PERC, the Public Employment Relations Commission, which oversees state labor law. And I guess I don't know what that ruling would be, but it seems like the City's not willing to go that route. I understand that it would entail standing up to SPOG, which I agree completely is a scary thing to do, but the people who are our electeds are the ones with the power to do that. So I don't know - if you've been elected, we need you to stand up to SPOG. [00:38:10] Amy Sundberg: Well, and because of the staffing shortage at SPD, that does present a really compelling argument that the city can make if there was to be an Unfair Labor Practice suit filed, right? Because if SPD is unable to do this work because they can't hire enough and they've been getting all the support they've been asking for to hire as much as possible, and yet they still don't have enough staffing, someone has to do the work. So I do think that - I don't know how that suit would go, but it's not for sure that SPOG would win. [00:38:44] Shannon Cheng: Right. I just wonder why that's not an option that the City seems to be pursuing and that they're just, with this MOU, basically just saying, Fine, we'll just pay out. - what to me feels like, I don't know, sort of a ransom that SPOG is holding us under to let us do things that we all fundamentally want to do. So where is this MOU in the process? You said that the $4.5 million plus $3.6 million the next year has already been approved through the budget process. So what happens next? [00:39:15] Amy Sundberg: Yeah, so the money has been approved - that part is done. But what happens next is that the full council has to vote on the actual MOU agreement. So there's money for it, but they haven't yet approved it. So that vote, I believe, will be happening at their full council meeting on Tuesday, December 5th, which is at 2 p.m. in the afternoon. So if people want to get involved and share their opinions with their councilmembers about this MOU, you have until December 5th to do so. You can email your councilmembers, you can call your councilmembers, you can see if now that budget season is over, you can potentially even meet with them - although it is a pretty tight timeline to do that. And then you can give public comment at that meeting on December 5th, either virtually - you can call in - or you can go to City Hall and do it in person. I do encourage people to do this if they are so moved. I think it's really important for our elected leaders to hear from the people and hear what we wanna see and what we are concerned about. Even if we are not able to stop this MOU from being approved, I think it's really valuable for our elected leaders to know that this is an issue of concern, that the people of Seattle care about it, and that we're paying attention. And I do feel that there is significant value in that as we move towards potentially looking at a completed contract with SPOG. Those negotiations are ongoing - I don't expect to see that contract this year, but I would not be shocked to see it sometime next year. So to let electeds know now that this is something that we care about will then build momentum for the bigger conversation that is to come. [00:40:59] Shannon Cheng: Yeah, completely. Our electeds really do need to hear that this is something that we're concerned about, that we understand is important, that we've been waiting for five years for a different full SPOG contract to help address some of the things we talked about at the beginning of this show. I would also - I just wanna let people know - I think this is also something that's very in the weeds and maybe isn't really well understood. But the way that these labor contracts get negotiated at the city is that there's a whole team on the City side, which includes representatives from the mayor's office, as well as from city council. And the way that it's structured - it's called the LRPC, or the Labor Relations Policy Committee - the way they have it set up is that five councilmembers, and the five is important because five is a majority. Five out of nine of our council sits on that LRPC, so they are privy to the negotiations. And under state labor law, all of these negotiations are behind closed doors. So the public really has no insight into what's happening until we get something like this temporary MOU coming out for approval, or eventually a full contract for approval. The last time that the public had any opportunity to give input into what this SPOG contract is gonna look like was in December of 2019, when a public hearing was held 90 days ahead of when they started negotiations for the new contract. So it has been four years since the public has had any chance to weigh in on what we would like to see in this contract. And as we all know, a lot has happened in those four years that may affect what we hope to see that comes out. Anyway, just going back - the LRPC, I believe, is purposely structured to have this majority of council on it. Because that means that any labor agreement that comes out of that committee means that it had the approval of those five councilmembers. So if we get to the City Council meeting where Council's gonna approve it, and one of those councilmembers ends up voting against it, there could be a argument made that they were not bargaining in good faith. So the whole thing is set up that the public has very little in the way of power to affect how these agreements happen. And I just wanna call that out. [00:43:14] Amy Sundberg: For sure, Shannon. If this is an area that you work on regularly as we do, it is very frustrating how few chances there are to have any real impact. [00:43:23] Shannon Cheng: I would also say that the other period of time where you might have impact is that period between contracts - so after a contract has been accepted and is implemented, and before the next contract is entering into this black box of contract negotiations. The way that we've seen some of these negotiations happen, they are so lengthy in time that - SPOG is currently working without a current contract for three years. I think the contract they're negotiating is five years long. So we're already behind the last time that we did this - last time they approved it in November of the third year, it's almost December. So this is gonna be even less time after they approve this contract before they're gonna have to start negotiating the next one. I seriously wonder if at some point we're gonna get to the point where they're gonna be negotiating two contracts at the same time, or maybe they need to make the contract longer than five years? I just - again, not a labor lawyer - I don't know what happens with all this. But the reason - I think, and I've seen indications of this - that the negotiations take this long is because SPOG is not willing to accept accountability provisions that the City wants. And what's gonna happen, which is the same thing as what happened the last time, is that so much time will pass with them not having a real contract that they're gonna come out and make this argument that they haven't had a living wage increase for many years, and we just - the City needs to cave and give them what they want so that they can get raised back up to whatever level that they deserve. Which I'm not saying that they don't deserve, but they're doing this at the expense of us getting things that we want in that contract. And it's the same playbook every single time - and we need people to step up and call this out if we don't want it to keep happening. [00:45:15] Amy Sundberg: I will say too, that from what I understand - and I actually did talk to a labor lawyer about this - this is fairly unusual in labor overall for these contracts to be so far extended. And one of the issues that arises because of this is issue of back pay. Because when negotiating for raises, it's actually not unusual for any kind of union to get back pay as part of it for when the negotiation is taking place. But normally that amount of time would be maybe six months max of back pay, because that's how long it takes to complete the contract. In this case though, we're talking about over three years of back pay, and three years in which there has been a lot of inflation, right? So we're talking about potentially millions upon millions of dollars in a lump sum that the City will need to pay when they approve this contract - just for back pay, for things that have already happened - not even looking forward and thinking about how much the raises will cost the City in the future. So that becomes a significant issue at that point. [00:46:22] Shannon Cheng: And this links back to why this MOU matters, right? As you were saying that - we know the money for it is coming out of some special pay reserve that the City has. I would think that that pay reserve has been put aside in part to probably help pay some of this back pay that we're expecting to get when there is a final SPOG contract. So if we're using up $4.5 million now through next year, $3.6 million the next year from this reserve, that is less money that we have at the bargaining table to have leverage over what we get from SPOG in the final contract. [00:46:53] Amy Sundberg: But not only that, Shannon - also it impacts all other city workers. That's the money that's potentially for them too. So I mean, if you look at the firefighters, they're in the middle of negotiating a contract right now - I guess they have one that maybe they're voting on - which doesn't keep up with inflation. So if they agree to this contract - in real terms, they'll be receiving a wage cut - our firefighters. And then we have the Coalition of City Unions, who I - unless this has changed in the last few days, the most recent offer was a 2.5% wage increase. 2.5% - do you know how much inflation has been? These poor workers. And of course we don't have any insight into what SPOG is being offered right now - that is not public information. But it will be really interesting - when this contract does become available to the public - to see how that compares to the contracts that the Coalition of City Unions is being pressured to accept, or the contract that the firefighters are being pressured to accept. So it's not like this all happens in a vacuum. Whatever SPOG does also affects all the other unions in the city. [00:48:01] Shannon Cheng: That's a good point. I mean, much like the general fund funds lots of aspects across the city, I imagine this pay reserve - it's not the SPD pay reserve, but effectively it feels like that might be what it is. And that's super unfair to all the other city workers. Everything at the city is interrelated - SPOG is not the only union that the City is dealing with, both in terms of funding for their department, but also the staffing and the pay raises. So let's go back and talk a little bit more about police guilds and other unions, and I've heard police guilds are different from other workers' unions and that sometimes aren't aligned with the working class. Could you talk a little bit more about that, Amy? [00:48:44] Amy Sundberg: Yeah, I mean, I would say that police guilds are different from other unions in at least three ways. The first way, as you said, is that in general - police are on the side of the boss. They're not on the side of working people. They get their power from protecting rich people, right? Obviously I could say it in more academic language, but that is basically what I mean. They get their power from protecting rich people's interests. They get their power from protecting rich people's property. And that is not in alignment with other working people who are fighting for different rights. And you can see this in history. If you look at the history of policing in this country - in the South, police kind of rose up - they caught slaves. That was one of the first things they did, right? And the police developed from that, which is obviously horrendous. And then in the North, it was a little bit different, but police rose up or were very heavily involved in union busting back at a time when that was a big deal. So they have never been aligned with the working class, but I do think that those origins have become hazy through the passage of time and because of messaging, right? It definitely benefits police guilds to be seen as part of unions, even though they're not necessarily gonna be fighting for the same things that unions fight for. And so I think that's part of why there is that kind of argument at play. So that is one reason why they're different. Like I said earlier, another reason why they're different is because they, along with potentially prison guards and border patrol workers - these are kind of a different class of workers in that they're the only ones negotiating for the right to use force, right? To potentially kill, to hurt somebody, to surveil people - all of that kind of stuff, which is just inherently very different than the rights that other workers are organizing to get. And then the last point is that they do benefit from exceptions to rules governing other workers in terms of scope and in terms of contract negotiations, particularly with respect to provisions governing transparency and discipline. So they have different rules applied to them. So it's just - it's different, they're different. And it's important to really talk about these things, and study these things, and look and see more deeply how they're different because this is an argument that is brought to bear to kind of stop further accountability from being possible - as I know, we've both seen that play out here in Washington state. [00:51:21] Shannon Cheng: Yeah, completely. As I mentioned before, I foresee that when the eventual SPOG contract comes out, there will be pressure from SPOG that this is part of their inherent labor rights, that if we don't get what we wanna see in it in terms of the accountability pieces specifically, that - Well, you'll just need to wait till next time, or something like that. It'll be this incremental approach. When the 2018 SPOG contract got approved - I was at that hearing - and definitely there was a division within labor there. As you were just mentioning, I think that some people do see that the police guilds are not always aligned with workers - and we did see some unions come out to that effect. We also saw other workers come out in solidarity with SPOG arguing that - Yeah, they deserve their raises and benefits and they had been working too long without a contract. At the time, SPOG was still a member of the MLK Labor Council, so I think that helped a lot. We did, in 2020, see SPOG get ousted from that MLK Labor Council. So I am curious to see if anything plays out differently this time around - remains to be seen. And finally, I will say that I've heard a lot of councilmembers reference this - that they are hoping for some kind of state legislative solution that will help them with being better able to negotiate these contracts with the police guilds. But we've been following this at the state level also. And I will say that currently any action on the state level - it's dead. It's been dead for several years. There was a bill introduced in 2021 that laid out some things, but there was no movement on it. And the reason there's no movement on it is because labor as a whole is not on board with it - they feel like it's gonna be an erosion of workers' rights. And it may be, but as you were saying, police guilds are different than unions - and I think that the legislation was crafted to try to make that distinction. And so I'm not sure whether those fears are completely founded or not, but in any case, nothing is happening on that front. [00:53:27] Amy Sundberg: I did find that legislation very interesting. And I agree that over time it was worked upon to be really laser precise in terms of what it did. And at the end of the development that I'm aware of, what the bill actually did is that it took accountability measures for police off of the bargaining table by creating an overall unified standard that police departments across the state would have to live up to. So it would no longer be something that you negotiate in the contract - it would just be, This is how we operate. This is how accountability works in the state of Washington. And as I said, that is one of the ways in which police guilds are different than unions - is that they have this bargaining power over these accountability issues that are just not relevant in any other union's bailiwick of work. So that is why the bill was crafted the way it was to be such a kind of surgical carve-out of certain things. The reason this would be helpful - first of all, it would set a statewide standard so that's inherently helpful. But also if you take those accountability issues off of the bargaining table, then you can actually spend more time and energy bargaining for other things - like a better emergency alternative response program, or something like this. So right now it's harder for the City to do that because they have to be thinking about these accountability pieces. And especially right now, because - I do not know that they will be allowed out of the consent decree totally until they meet the 2017 accountability ordinance in the SPOG contract. And I do not think that Judge Robart will allow them to leave without showing that that is part of the new contract. I will say as well, that one of the reasons the MOU is worrisome to me is because it kind of shows potentially how things are going with the larger negotiation around this actual contract, which as we know - because it takes so long to negotiate it, once we get one, we're stuck with it for potentially a really, really long time, right? So it's a big deal. Whatever ends up in this new contract is a really big deal because we'll be stuck with it for a while. So even though the MOU is term limited - it will expire at the beginning of 2026. So at first I was like, Well, at least we don't have to pay these special event bonuses in perpetuity, at least it's only for a couple of years, at least we're only limited to 24 alternate first responders for a couple of years. But the thing is, these are also aspects that will have to be in that full contract - something will have to be in that full contract to allow us to continue this pilot in 2026 and beyond. So what is that gonna say? Is that also gonna limit how many people we can hire by a really significant amount? Is that also gonna limit the call types to be very, very narrow that they can respond to? Is it going to memorialize this sort of bonus so that we're paying out millions upon millions of dollars just to have permission to do these things when we know that SPD doesn't have the staffing to do them? That is an issue of real concern. And the MOU - to me - says these are things that we are potentially - they're going to have to be addressed in the contract so that we have something that reaches after 2025, and this might be how they are addressed, right? I mean, we don't know, obviously - black box - but these are things that when that contract is released, I'm going to be looking at very carefully and going to be very concerned about. [00:57:11] Shannon Cheng: What if they don't include any of this stuff in the eventual contract? Does that mean on January 2nd, 2026, the dual dispatch pilot just suddenly has to stop operating? [00:57:20] Amy Sundberg: I mean, yes - I think so. Unless they come to another MOU, right? Or like you said, they could risk an Unfair Labor Practice suit. But I mean, ultimately, this is gonna have to be worked out. So it's all fine and good for councilmembers to be like, Well, this is temporary - but ultimately it cannot be temporary. We're going to have to come to some kind of arrangement as to how this is going to work in the future. [00:57:46] Shannon Cheng: Yeah, completely agree. I mean, Amy and I have been staring at this black box of contract negotiations for a really long time and trying to see any indication of anything that's going on with it. And this MOU is the first indication of how things are going. And I would say our estimation is - it's not going well. I mean, I think the other thing I saw that happened is we heard Councilmember Mosqueda say that she stepped down from the LRPC. I don't know that she fully explained what her reasoning was behind that, but my sense is she is probably the councilmember on current LRPC who is the most wanting of all the things we've been talking about in this episode. And she's specifically said that she didn't agree with the MOU because she felt like it was bad strategy in terms of the overall SPOG contract negotiation. So to me, part of her stepping down sounds like it's because those negotiations are not going well. And to me, that's very concerning. [00:58:45] Amy Sundberg: Absolutely, and especially because she's going to be moving over to King Council now - she got elected as a King County councilmember now and she knew it was going okay. So she knew that was a possibility for her political future. And so she only had a few months left and yet she still stepped down. To me, what that says - obviously she's not allowed to say anything - but to me what that says is that there were big problems because otherwise why wouldn't you just finish your term? Like it's no big deal to do just a couple more months. And we also know that Councilmember Mosqueda has in general been a fierce champion of workers' rights and is very aligned with labor. So I am very concerned both as to what this means about the upcoming SPOG contract and about what this means to other labor and how they're being treated by the City. And we've seen this already playing out. So the fact that she stepped down shows, I think, the potentially - some deeper issues that are going to continue to be revealed over the next several months. [00:59:49] Shannon Cheng: And I think this all happened kind of under the radar, but I was trying to do some digging to try to understand when that happened. And as far as I can figure, it was sometime around August. It was the same time that - from the mayor's side, Senior Deputy Mayor Monisha Harrell used to be on the LRPC. She has now been replaced by Tim Burgess. And with Councilmember Mosqueda stepping down, she has now been replaced by Councilmember Strauss. [01:00:12] Amy Sundberg: I will say that Monisha Harrell was also known as something of a champion when it came to accountability, right? I felt that accountability was genuinely important to her and that she was committed to fighting for that in the next contract. But with her gone - again, black box, so we don't know - but it is discouraging news. [01:00:35] Shannon Cheng: Yeah, so not to end everything on a huge downer, but that is the life you choose when you decide to make police contracts your issue of main interest. [01:00:49] Amy Sundberg: You know, I actually - yes, this is bad news. But I do not think people should take this as a downer at all. I think people should take this as encouragement to get involved. If you haven't gotten involved up until this point, or if you are involved and you're beginning to flag or feel a little tired - which believe me, at this point I can really, really relate to - we're gonna need all hands on deck next year. And that's just me being realistic. It is really frustrating, but the only way we're gonna see the change that we want in this regard is by organizing. Organizing, organizing, organizing. And I will be more specific than that because I remember a time when people would say that to me and I would be like - I don't know what that means. Like, sure, but what do I actually personally do? And what I would say is if you wanna get involved - and I highly, highly encourage you to get involved with this - you need to find an organization to plug into so that you have that accountability of structure and community to kind of keep you going. And it doesn't mean you can't take breaks. In fact, I'd say you 100% should be taking breaks as well. I am about to take a week and a half break and I'm very excited about it, so I am the last person that will say anything against taking breaks. But if you're part, if you're building those relationships with others, it will keep you involved for the longterm, which is what we need for this kind of fight. And organizations that are working on this specifically - I mean, I don't know them all, but I know People Power Washington - Shannon and I are involved with - we definitely are always working on this. Defend the Defund is another organization that you can look
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In today's episode, you will learn 9 tips that will help you improve your English vocabulary. After this lesson, you will have more confidence in your ability to speak English fluently.If you want to sign up for the free English email newsletter, go to https://speakenglishwithtiffani.com/newsletter
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In this episode, dive into the transformative world of sound and vibration therapy with Craig Goldberg, a Certified Vibro-Acoustic Therapy Practitioner. Discover how the power of sound can influence our nervous system, paving the way for relaxation and overall well-being. Craig sheds light on activating the parasympathetic nervous system, unlocking pathways to better sleep, enhanced digestion, and a fortified immune system.Living in a fast-paced, stress-laden world, finding time for rest and relaxation may seem impractical for many. However, Craig emphasizes that the goal isn't to eliminate all stress but to provide the body with ample opportunities to reset. Explore how sound and vibration serve as the keys to resetting the nervous system, signaling every muscle in the body to unwind. Transitioning from a state of stress and anxiety to one of calmness and relaxation is a universal need.To learn more about Craig, visit transforminganxiety.com/60Follow Dr. Sekandari on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr_nafisa_sekandariFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/dr.sekandariJoin private FB Group Transforming Anxiety: https://www.facebook.com/groups/transforminganxietyWatch Video Recording on YoutubeTo learn more about the upcoming Mental Health Reset Conference 2024 visit https://www.transforminganxiety.com/attend
Feeling overwhelmed by the complexity of marketing strategies and lost in the maze of modern advertising? Find clarity and vision with the latest episode of our podcast, where we dive into the world of marketing with the insight of seasoned sales strategist Jim Niswonger. He shares his transformative journey from a 20-year career in manufacturing to becoming a marketing maestro, revealing his unique approach to helping businesses carve out their niche in the digital landscape. Don't miss this opportunity to reshape your marketing vision and strategy with the wisdom of a master craftsman in the field. Tune in to this new episode of The Conscious Marketer podcast — Finding Vision in the Marketing Maze with Jim Niswonger. Key points covered in this episode: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:13 Reflecting on human experience through generational observation. Witnessing a grandchild's development prompts deep introspection about what it means to be human and the essence of humanity. 00:05:48 The Art of Conscious Business. Drawing inspiration from Michelangelo, conscious business is likened to carving out the invisible beauty within a block of marble, revealing the core of one's unique contribution to the world. 00:08:25 Discover your marketing path. Transitioning from a defined career path to embracing marketing can reveal a passion for showcasing others' expertise. Recognize the shift from structured environments to the dynamic world of marketing and copywriting. 00:12:45 Connect solutions to desires. The biggest hurdle in expanding a business is often the disconnect between the solutions offered and the client's goals. Ensure your marketing speaks to what clients truly want, aligning your solutions with their aspirations. 00:16:50 Enhancing engagement with marketing materials. Explore innovative strategies like gamified mini-courses. It boosts the consumption of marketing content, ensuring that valuable information leads to informed decisions and actions. 00:19:43 Understanding the 'no's in marketing. Dive into the nuanced approach of interpreting customer decisions. Recognizing that a lack of response doesn't necessarily mean rejection, but could be an opportunity for further engagement and conversion. 00:29:49 Finding your 'David' in business. Learn how to recognize and articulate the unique vision within your business. This discussion helps us see beyond the surface, validating the inherent but often hidden value in our work. 00:40:31 Building a business that builds you. Be mindful of the business you are building, as it is simultaneously sculpting a new version of you. Ensure that your business aligns with your values and visions, as it will inevitably reshape who you are. Jim Niswonger is a seasoned Marketing and Sales Strategist with over a decade of expertise. Since June 2017, he has been dedicated to demonstrating to clients how to double their sales swiftly and effectively, offering a bold guarantee of a refund if the promised results are not delivered. His tenure at Enlightened Profits since December 2008 as a Copywriter and Marketing Strategist has solidified his reputation in assisting passion-driven experts to amplify their message and promote their offerings through skillful copywriting and strategic online marketing. Work with Jim Niswonger: http://EnlightenedProfits.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bigideasinmotion Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jimniswonger7/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/niswongerjim/ ———————————————————————————————— The Conscious Marketing Movement is all about building a community of conscious leaders, creators, and entrepreneurs. CONNECT WITH US Join Richard and Kyle in their Facebook group so you can learn how to use conscious marketing in your business. The Marketers Path Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/themarketerspath Website: https://consciousmarketer.com/ SUBSCRIBE TO THE CONSCIOUS MARKETERS PODCAST New Episodes Released Every Thursday
BMP-Ep073: The 9 Life-Enhancing Benefits of Gratitude (And How To Start) Humans are hardwired to focus on the negative. This “biological glitch” saved us from tiger attacks in the past—but it causes unnecessary suffering today. It's unnatural to focus on the good things, which is why practicing gratitude is both so difficult and rewarding. But you know what? The more you practice gratitude, the easier it becomes. And the easier it becomes, the more your quality of life skyrockets. In fact, there are 9 scientifically proven benefits to creating a daily gratitude practice that will boost your happiness, physical health, and relationships. In this episode, I reveal… The 9 scientifically proven benefits of practicing gratitude How to start practicing gratitude today (and how to overcome obstacles when you're getting started) How to take advantage of Man Flow Yoga's biggest Black Friday deal ever Listen now. Show highlights include: 9 life-enhancing benefits of practicing gratitude (and how to build a consistent gratitude system) (0:49) Why your new gratitude practice will feel silly at first—and how to stick with it during this time (5:18) The biological glitch that makes practicing gratitude so difficult, yet profounding rewarding (5:41) How being grateful for your problems helps you transform them into blessings in disguise (7:22) Why “feeling” your gratitude instead of just stating things you're grateful for helps it seep into your psyche (10:17) 3 ways to start practicing gratitude today (even if you've never done it before) (16:54) Can't fall asleep at night? Here's how spending a few minutes practicing gratitude knocks you out in an instant (18:55) Want access to on-demand, fitness-centric yoga workouts designed specifically for men? Here's the details on our Black Friday Sale (It's the biggest sale in the history of Man Flow Yoga) (20:06) How aches and pains—no matter how big or small—sap your energy (and the most effective way to eliminate your pain permanently) (24:35) Resources mentioned in this episode: 1. Lifetime access to Man Flow Yoga: Want lifetime access to Man Flow Yoga for less than the cost of a typical one-year subscription? Take advantage of our Black Friday sale here: https://shrtlnk.co/6HmG0 The sale ends on Cyber Monday (November 27th, 2023).
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In this episode of the Thaducation Podcast, we dive into the strategic art of being seen and heard in the spaces that count. 'Perception is reality,' and to shape yours, you need to be where the keystones of your industry gather. We'll discuss identifying the right places and engaging with the super connectors and headhunters who can unlock doors to future opportunities. Before your reputation follows you, let's make sure you're projecting an image that aligns with your ambitions. Tune in and learn to elevate your freelance persona through the power of presence and perception. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thaducation/message
It's time to revolutionize your revenue game and unlock ultimate revenue excellence. In this final bonus episode, we hear from top industry leaders on the most effective strategies for sales process management and performance improvement. Anil Kumar, Head of Global Revenue Ops at Asana, and Haley Katsman, VP of Revenue Strategy, Ops, and Enablement at Highspot, share the importance of daily rhythm and managing sales processes, embracing difficult situations and making positive changes, developing proactive approaches, and more. In this episode, you'll learn: Embrace a proactive approach to revenue operations. By taking a proactive approach, leaders at all levels can create a culture of forward-thinking problem-solving and strategic planning. For new business and renewal business sellers, this means actively identifying potential challenges, addressing them before they become significant obstacles, and constantly seeking opportunities for improvement to drive revenue growth. Leverage data-driven forecasting for informed decision-making. Data-driven forecasting helps identify successful segments, adjust sales strategies, and make informed decisions about market focus and profitability improvements. Revenue-critical employees can gain a deeper understanding of customer behavior, market trends, and potential opportunities, allowing them to tailor their approaches for both new and renewal businesses. Bridge the gap between strategy and execution for revenue success. Strategic leaders must ensure alignment between company goals and the actions of revenue-critical employees. For new business and renewal business sellers, this means understanding the overarching company strategy and translating it into actionable plans that directly impact revenue generation. Check out RunRevenue.Pro for tips, playbooks, and advice for stopping revenue leaks and achieving revenue precision. See how Clari's Revenue Platform can help you win more deals, protect your customer base, and achieve revenue precision—even in a downturn. → Clari.com
In this episode of Slick Talk, we invited Richard Valtr of Mews, a cloud-based property management software company, for another enlightening conversation. The discussion centers around several key points, including the evolution of Mews since our last conversation in July 2020, the immense potential of AI in the hospitality sector, and how a shift in perspective from viewing hospitality as merely 'real estate' to a provider of a 24-hour lifestyle experience can enhance operations and customer satisfaction. The podcast also covers the recent acquisitions by Mews and how they align with the company's vision, notably the acquirement of Nomi Travel, an AI-focused app, and the launch of Mews Ventures. Richard also shares some thoughtful insights about the role of AI and data in personalizing and improving the hospitality experience and his vision for the industry's future. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors at: Minut – Minut has more than just security features! They monitor noise, movement, and occupancy all within one device, and all Slick Talk listeners get 2 months FREE when they sign up with this link! Vintory - Scaling your property management company? Vintory is giving Slick Talk listeners a free digital copy of their book "From 0 to 500 Properties In 5 Years" and a $50 Amazon Gift Card for those who sign-up to do a demo! Safely.com – The best STR insurance that covers guests, owners, and managers! Making Safely a no-brainer! Hostfully – Use code SLICKTALK for 3 months free of their digital guidebook or $100 off their property management platform! 00:00 Introduction and Welcome 00:14 Reflecting on Past Episodes and Guest Appearances 01:09 Overview of Mews and its Role in the Hospitality Industry 02:24 Journey of Mews through the Pandemic 02:36 The Growth and Expansion of Mews 03:28 The Importance of Being an Ideas Company 04:03 The Evolution of Mews and its Impact on the Hospitality Industry 04:59 The Role of Mews in Enhancing Guest Experience 07:39 The Shift to Mid-Market and Enterprise Segment 07:54 The Importance of Relevance in the Hospitality Industry 08:20 The Strategy of Building for Independence and Scaling to Enterprise 16:33 The Importance of Being Relevant and Useful in the Hospitality Industry 17:16 The Role of Mews in Enhancing the 24-Hour Guest Experience 21:40 The Strategy of Mews for Acquisitions and Partnerships 24:12 The Importance of a Single Platform and Open API in the Hospitality Industry 25:39 The Importance of a Vibrant Ecosystem in Hospitality 26:56 The Vision for Future Ventures and the Need for Innovation 27:52 The Role of Hospitality in a 365-Day Experience 28:33 Theological Thinking in Hospitality and the Need for Startups 30:10 The Future of Workspaces: Hotels as Mixed-Use Real Estate Spaces 37:30 The Potential of AI in Enhancing Hospitality Experiences 42:43 The Future of Hospitality: A Vision for the Next 20 Years 45:06 The Role of Data in Personalizing Hospitality Experiences ——– Thank you for tuning into our podcast! Slick Talk is a Hospitality.FM production and you can find more of our shows at Hospitality.FM or anywhere else you listen to your podcasts! Listen to more episodes on our website and take a look at our amazing podcast and network sponsors that make this all possible! You can also listen to our Monday morning podcast, Good Morning Hospitality, where we dive into the industry as a whole in a more casual setting! If you ever want to contact us for guest suggestions or anything else related to the podcast, please fill out our contact form and we will be in touch! Last but not least, we love to connect on LinkedIn! Let's connect there so you can see the daily content we post beyond the podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Highlights from this week's conversation include:Colin's Background and Starting Omni (1:48)Defining “good” at Google search early in his career (4:42)Looker's Unique Approach to Analytics (9:48)The paradigm shift in analytics (10:52)The architecture of Looker and its influence (12:04)Combatting the challenge of unbundling in the data stack (14:26)The evolution of analytics engineering (21:50)Enhancing user flexibility in Omni (23:44)The evolution of BI tools (32:53)What does the future look like for BI tools? (35:14)The role of Python and notebooks in BI (39:48)The product experience of Omni and its vision (45:27)Expectations for the future of Omni (47:52)The relationship between algorithms and business logic (50:51)The Data Stack Show is a weekly podcast powered by RudderStack, the CDP for developers. Each week we'll talk to data engineers, analysts, and data scientists about their experience around building and maintaining data infrastructure, delivering data and data products, and driving better outcomes across their businesses with data.RudderStack helps businesses make the most out of their customer data while ensuring data privacy and security. To learn more about RudderStack visit rudderstack.com.
Publix was founded in 1930 in Winter Haven, FL, by George W. Jenkins and is one of the 10 largest-volume supermarket chains in the country. The brand's retail sales reached $54.5B in 2022, and Publix is expanding into new markets, with stores opening in Kentucky and enlarging the supermarket's footprint to eight states. Employee-owned, the company is both customer- and associate-centric. A commitment to caring for and serving the communities in which stores are located is demonstrated through the brand's focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR). This year, Publix donated $10M to charities dedicated to alleviating hunger. Mark Johnson, CEO of Loyalty360, spoke with Maria Brous, Director of Communications at Publix, about the Club Publix customer loyalty program, customizing the shopping experience through personalization, and the brand's goal to always evolve.
Ep.71 Knowledge and Comfort: Strategies for Enhancing Your Hospice Experience with Janet Burns Holliday DD, MSM, MSN, RN, BC-NE, CDP Enhancing your hospice experience as a family begins with a thoughtful exploration of the principles and services inherent in hospice care. This compassionate approach to end-of-life support, while it's undoubtedly beneficial, can be challenging when families are unaware of how it works and how to navigate this delicate journey. It is, therefore, imperative to educate yourselves about the comprehensive support available and the unique role hospice plays in tandem with existing health services. By understanding the holistic nature of hospice care, you can align your expectations and foster a collaborative environment that enhances the quality of life for your loved one during this critical phase. It will also empower you as a family to navigate the complexities with a sense of awareness and preparedness, ultimately contributing to a more meaningful and compassionate hospice experience. Join this conversation with Janet Burns Holliday as she shares her experience with hospice care and strategies to help you enhance your individual and family experience. Janet is a registered nurse and value-driven leadership coach, trainer, and consultant. Janet is also passionate about equipping healthcare professionals who are feeling overworked, underappreciated, undervalued, and overwhelmed. She specializes in helping Health care professionals build their dreams, accelerate the results, and create richer and more fulfilling lives using a structured, tested process. Janet is also an author, trainer, speaker, and coach, and her 40 years of nursing experience includes education, training, and more. Tune in! Key Highlights from the Episode; [00:01] Episode intro and a quick bio of the guest, Janet Burns Holliday [01:46] Meet Janet and learn more about what she has been doing [02:52] How education and increasing education helps [03:37] Janet's perspective on patient and family education [04:47] Janet's Hospice story and experience [06:33] What Janet has found working in hospice that you should know [07:21] Janet's personal story and her renewed experience with hospice [10:22] Things you can do as a family to improve your hospice experience [11:56] The role of a death doula in the hospice care [15:30] The self-care plan buzzword and focusing on the DASH [19:22] Forgiveness and Janet's forgiveness exercise that have stuck with her [21:42] Self-care tips and strategies that last with us longer [23:30] Janet's speaking and coaching work and how you can work with her [26:54] Janet's final words of encouragement to the listeners [27:29] Ending show and calls to action Notable Quotes ● Education improves the quality of care for the patient and the residents; the outcomes and the experience are better. [02:56] ● Family education and patient education is key, and as nurses, it's important that we validate they understand what we're teaching them. [04:01] ● It's important to focus on the dash because it represents the life that we're currently living; make sure you enjoy each day of the dash. [16:51] ● Self-care is about taking care of your soul, which means something different for each of us, but the quietness of the mind is the best way to take care of yourself. [22:29] Resources Mentioned Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom: https://www.amazon.com/Tuesdays-Morrie-Greatest-Lesson-Anniversary/dp/076790592X Let's Connect Janet Burns Holliday Website: https://calendly.com/janetburnsholliday-1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janet-holliday-dd-msm-msn-rn-bc-ne-cdp-b85b6764/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/2empoweru2day Marie's Contact: Marie@HospiceExplained.com www.hospiceexplained.com http://buymeacoffee.com/hospice Marie@HospiceEncounters.com Leave a Voicemail: 206-705-3080
Today, we're exploring important factors to consider when selecting a technology vendor capable of handling various types of orthopedic prior authorizations, like surgery, physical therapy and DME. Learn with Lora Pada, Infinx AVP Customer Success, and David Byrd, Infinx VP of Growth, how to leverage AI and automation to overcome common patient access and accounts receivable follow-up challenges. Brought to you by www.infinx.com
As Thanksgiving approaches, we're exploring the power of gratitude in leadership. In this episode, we'll also delve into the inspiring story of Ernest Shackleton, a remarkable example of leadership in extreme circumstances.Gratitude is more than just saying 'thank you.' Gratitude is a positive emotion that arises when we acknowledge the value of something or someone. Did you know that gratitude is linked to greater happiness, higher self-esteem, and even better sleep? Research shows that gratitude plays a significant role in our overall life satisfaction. Gratitude is a social emotion. It makes us think about others and creates a sense of bonding. Make sure not to miss this episode! Have a Listen & SubscribeThe Women Offshore Podcast is available on Apple, Google Play, and most podcast apps. Remember to subscribe to whatever app you use so you don't miss out on future episodes.What did you think of the show?Let us know your thoughts by leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also reach out by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
On tap this week: Enhancing your experience when visiting a brewery, Washing your hair with veer?, A Twitch star making beer with her own vaginal yeast, Beer is a secret ingredient for richer chocolate cookies, Beer also a secret ingredient for elevating your bowl of soup, The highest-rated stout in every state, All this and so much more including Hold my Beer, and Fun Facts. Enjoy the show! Cheers!
Welcome back to the Laundromat Resource Podcast! I'm your host, Jordan Berry, and this is Episode 135. Today, we have something special in store for you. It's Thanksgiving week, so we wanted to bring you a unique episode. We'll be featuring the Laundromat Resource Pro Podcast, where we recap the top takeaways and favorite quotes from our interviews. In this episode, you'll hear highlights from Episodes 1, 2, and 3 of the Laundromat Resource Pro Podcast. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and join us as we dive into these valuable insights from seasoned laundromat owners. Let's get started!In this episode we discuss:01:06 3 takeaways & favorite quote from podcast interviews. Laundromat resource pro available at laundromatresource.com.04:32 Thorough research and independent advice before purchasing. Avoid costly mistakes, be adaptable to changing circumstances. Blurring services for customer convenience.06:30 Accessible laundromat information; seek expert assistance.12:46 Enhancing customer experience in laundromats is crucial.13:37 Seek guidance, improve, learn, research, test assumptions.Show Notes-https://laundromatresource.com/show135Show SponsorsAtmosphereTV- 50+ channels of positive, fun TV programming, allowing you to cut your cable bill and create a great atmosphere in your laundromat! Get the registration fee waived by using this link!https://atmosphere.tv/partner/laundromat-resourceConnect With UsYouTubeInstagramFacebookLinkedInTwitterTikTok
Bonus Episode: In this episode, you'll hear an insightful conversation with guest Anne Morgan, a highly experienced hairstylist in the film industry. Anne shares her journey, from early fascination with hairstyling to working with iconic artists like Michael Jackson. She discusses the challenges of breaking into the hairstylist union and the need for better training opportunities for aspiring hairstylists. Anne also delves into the importance of mentorship and collaboration in the industry, as well as the significance of self-care and setting boundaries. Whether you're a hairstylist looking to enhance your skills or navigate the challenges of the film industry, this episode offers valuable insights and inspiration. TOP 10 TALK BACK with Peter Swords King: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/top-10-talk-back-with-peter-swords-king-tickets-749559000147?aff=oddtdtcreator BUY The Podcast a COFFEE: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lastlooks Join Last Looks Crew & Stay in the Loop: https://www.last-looks.com/join-last-looks-crew
Stay up to date on news related to the furniture industry! In this episode, we cover:(00:38): "Tempur Sealy International Moves Forward with Acquisition of Mattress Firm: Expanding Presence and Driving Innovation"(01:48): Navigating the Future of Artificial Intelligence in Retail: The NRF's Principles for Responsible and Innovative Implementation(03:59): "Driving Forces Behind the Surge in Demand for Retail Space"(06:40): "Farewell to a Century-Old Legacy: Rosenthal Contemporary Interiors Begins Total Liquidation"(08:44): "Revamping and Enhancing the Atlanta Market: Consolidated Displays and Exciting Partnerships"(10:24): "Reinventing the Interior Design Industry: Ethan Allen's Journey to Becoming the Ultimate Destination"
In a world where technology is omnipresent, our bodies have become unwitting battlegrounds for a silent war. Electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) from mobile phones, computers, and other connected devices surround us 24 hours a day – and they can be extremely disruptive to our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. In this episode, we're joined by Brandon Amelani, the CEO of BluShield USA. His company manufactures products designed to protect you and your family from these harmful EMFs and to provide an environment that is more conducive to a happy, healthy, peaceful existence. Tune in if you'd like to hear about the negative impact that EMFs can have on your health, learn what options are available to mitigate those effects, and gain a better understanding of the role that quantum physics plays in raising your consciousness. "Innovation and consciousness go hand in hand. Right now, humanity needs technologies that not only protect us from pollution hazards, but also enhance our health." – Brandon Amalani What You'll Learn From This Episode How EMFs can impact your health and what you can do to protect yourself Potential disruptions caused by non-native EMFs and how to mitigate their effects The benefits EMF-blocking technology why every family should have some Dynamics of quantum physics and their influence on your consciousness Strategies for raising your personal and our collective vibrations Key Moments In This Conversation 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:02:28 - EMFs In Modern Society and Balancing Positive and Negative Forces 00:13:09 - Understanding Physics and The Dynamics Of Nature 00:25:09 - The Historical Context and Lack of Basis in Reality for Ether/Dark Matter 00:27:02 - Common Misconceptions about Vibration and Energy 00:36:59 - Understanding the Different Types of EMF Protection Devices 00:38:16 - Choosing the Right EMF Protection Device for Your Lifestyle 00:48:28 - Conclusion & Special Offer For Listeners Guest Bio Brandon Amalani is a highly respected and knowledgeable expert in the health and wellness industry, with a deep understanding of traditional Chinese medicine, nutrition, holistic wellness, tai chi, energy medicine, and natural healing. His primary focus lies in the field of electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) and their impact on human health. Through his extensive research and experience, Brandon has developed cutting-edge technologies that aim to minimize the negative effects of EMFs on cellular biology. Additionally, he is committed to creating positive electromagnetic devices that enhance the body's biofield and energy potential. Brandon's dedication to health sovereignty and his drive to help individuals protect themselves from harmful electromagnetic signals make him a trusted resource for those seeking to improve their overall well-being and raise their vibration through EMF mitigation strategies. Learn more about Brandon and his work at www.blushield-us.com. Jay Campbell Products & Resources
Does this sound familiar? Are you constantly seeking external validation to feel good about yourself? You've been told that relying on others' opinions will boost your self-confidence, but deep down, you know it's not working. The pain of feeling inadequate when validation is scarce is eating away at your self-worth. It's time to break free from this cycle and discover the true path to self-assurance. My special guest is Sergio Nazzaro Sergio Nazzaro, a highly experienced performance coach, joins us on this episode of The Determined Society. With over ten years of expertise in his field, Sergio has garnered a reputation for his profound insights and transformative coaching methods. His personal journey is equally remarkable, as he overcame challenges such as PTSD, a failing marriage, and even a heart attack, to build a thriving seven-figure business. Sergio's commitment to authenticity and truth-telling sets him apart, as he encourages individuals to break free from the trap of seeking external validation and instead cultivate self-assurance from within. Through his unwavering dedication and genuine approach, Sergio has become a true inspiration to men seeking personal growth and empowerment. Join us as we delve into a thought-provoking discussion on the importance of self-assurance and the pitfalls of relying on external validation. Prepare to be inspired and empowered by Sergio's wisdom and insights. In this episode, you will be able to: Boost your self-confidence and embrace your unique beauty by learning about body dysmorphia and self-love. Take a transformative step towards personal growth by overcoming self-hatred and cultivating self-acceptance. Discover how your self-perception can have a significant impact on your relationships and learn strategies for building healthier connections. Unlock the power of self-acceptance and self-love to create a more fulfilling and joyful life. Explore the difference between seeking external validation and finding true self-assurance, and discover the benefits of relying on your own opinions and beliefs. Boost self-confidence and embrace uniqueness. Embracing one's uniqueness and boosting self-confidence is a crucial aspect discussed in the episode. Rather than seeking validation from external sources, individuals would be better off focusing on their distinct qualities that make them stand apart. Enhancing one's self-belief not only fosters personal growth but also diminishes the need for external validation, which aligns with the episode's theme of seeking self-assurance versus external validation. Purchase my book on Kindle- Unstoppable- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CNLD1VF3 Connect with Sergio: Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/sergio.nazzaro/ Website- https://becomethestandard.live/
Sleep is not the most glamorous topic but one I feel super passionate about (maybe too passionately lol). Sleep truly is the solution and cure to so many things and has increased my quality of life significantly! If you want all my learnings, tips, and tricks to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, love, and appreciate sleeping then this episode is for you! The best amazon sheets linked HEREThe best amazon matress linked HEREAmazon Duvet cover linked HEREMost purchased Amazon item (aka Melatonin gummies) linked HEREhttps://www.instagram.com/thethatgirlguide/
Amazon announced it will begin selling cars on its site, sending Carvana down 8% at one point; CEO Ernie Garcia joins to discuss why he says increasing online sales helps everybody. Stocks mostly held steady, but remain higher on the week. Vital Knowledge's Adam Crisafulli and UBS Senior US Equity Strategist Nadia Lovell break down the market action. Earnings from Ross Stores, Applied Materials and Gap. Plus, our Deidre Bosa on why Alibaba shares tumbled today. BMO analyst Simeon Siegel on Gap's numbers. KKR Chief Investment Strategist for Global Wealth, Paula Campbell Roberts, on how she is enhancing the traditional 60/40 portfolio for her clients.
In this guided meditation, Colleen will guided you through a meditation that encourages you to connect with the power of love, divine mind, divine heart, and divine spirit within yourself. She encourages you to align yourself with the rhythms and cycles of the earth. Colleen is conducting this guided Reiki meditation from Hana, Hawaii. There are moments of silences during this meditation for you to have your own inner experience. The Reiki Lifestyle® Podcast: The podcast where we talk about all things Reiki! The Reiki Lifestyle Podcast is for all members of the Reiki community, lineages, and levels of training! Reiki questions and topics can be about everything; personal development, spiritual growth, Reiki healing techniques, teaching Reiki, Reiki training, and other professional Reiki business practices. https://reikilifestyle.com/podcast/ **DISCLAIMER** This episode is not a substitute for seeking professional medical care but is offered for relaxation and stress reduction which support the body's natural healing capabilities. Reiki is a complement to and never a replacement for professional medical care. Colleen and Robyn are not licensed professional health care providers and urge you to always seek out the appropriate physical and mental help professional health care providers may offer. Results vary by individual. Colleen and Robyn can be reached at: ReikiLifestyle.com Contact Colleen: email@example.com Facebook: @reikilifestyle Instagram: @colleenbenelli Contact Robyn: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook/Instagram: @robynbenellireiki
In this episode, we explore the integration of prompt engineering and AlphaZero Microsoft XOT in improving the generalization abilities of large language models (LLMs), analyzing how these advancements contribute to more versatile and effective AI applications. We'll discuss the technical aspects of this combination and its potential impact on the future capabilities and applications of LLMs. Invest in AI Box: https://republic.com/ai-box Get on the AI Box Waitlist: https://AIBox.ai/ Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/739308654562189 Follow me on X: https://twitter.com/jaeden_ai
Welcome to another insightful episode of the Land Academy Show! Join Steven Jack Butala and Jill DeWit as they dive into essential tips for improving land due diligence with the 7th and 8th A's. Discover the truth about the real amount of money you can make in the land business. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just starting out, this episode is packed with valuable insights to boost your success. Don't miss out on the secrets to maximizing profits and navigating the world of land investments. Tune in now! Transcript: Steven Jack Butala: I am Steven Jack Butala. Jill K DeWit: I'm Jill DeWit. This is the Land Academy Show. Steven Jack Butala: Today we have a couple of topics. We're going to talk about first improving land due diligence. We've got the six As already. We have formally added the seventh and eighth A. Jill K DeWit: It feels weird. Steven Jack Butala: It does. I agree. But I promise it's good. Jill K DeWit: Do you know, as we're working on new content for 2024, I'm here ... Hey, spoiler alert. This isn't it. I've been dropping nuggets in our community about stuff coming in 2024. One of the reasons you're in our community and you're listening right now is because of our experience and who we are, the number of deals we've done, and how we can watch. We know the trends. We live the trends. We can spot things that are coming, we can adjust, and we can come up with things that are going to help you that nobody else has or knows about, because you don't have it unless ... I have to poke ... unless you have this. This is called gray hair. You'll never hopefully see my gray hair if I do this right. Steven Jack Butala: I've got enough for both of us. Jill K DeWit: There we go. We'll show his gray hair. Mine you won't see, but trust me, it's there. Steven Jack Butala: You want experience. Jill K DeWit: That's it. But my point today was the seventh and the eighth, they are not really the whole 2024 new content. Steven Jack Butala: No. Jill K DeWit: No. We got some stuff that is really important to professional land investors like you and us. Steven Jack Butala: We're adjusting with the business. Then, a little later in the show, we'll talk about the truth about the actual real amount of money that you can make in the land business. Jill K DeWit: It's not a billion dollars, and it's not 13 cents. It's somewhere very healthily in the middle. Each week on the show, we answer questions from the Land Academy Member Discord Forum, and we review land acquisitions from our weekly Thursday member webinar. We take a deep dive into the two land-related topics by popular requests, like I just mentioned. If you want a sneak peek on our Discord Forum, go to landacademy.com. It's free. All right. Let's see. Greg wrote, "I just closed on my first unintentional wholesale." I'm waiting to see, let me see if it tells him what he means by wholesale here because there's two meanings. "I sent out a photographer during the due diligence period, and he stirred up the neighbor accessing the property via right of way through the neighbor's land. He stirred up with the neighbor by accessing the property via the right of way, which was on the neighbor's property." Got it. "The neighbor suggested a double close and then made an offer to buy it right from me, like, "Let's just do it. I'll give you this.' I would have liked to have gotten more for it, but heck, since I didn't put any money down at all, I didn't put any money into it, we just did it all at one time. I'll take the proceeds with a check for $16,000." Steven Jack Butala: Let me paraphrase what happened here, which I think is- Jill K DeWit: I like it. Steven Jack Butala: ... really, really healthy. Greg puts a property under contract for, let's say, I'm just going to use round numbers, $10,000, and it's in escrow. He orders a photographer to go out there because he's prepping to sell it on the sales side with maybe the real estate agent that he has, but probably not.