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Cold War Conversations History Podcast
My life laid bare through secret police files (242)

Cold War Conversations History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 74:56


What is it like to be under secret police surveillance? On 10 March 1983, 12-year-old Carmen Bugan returned from school to find Romanian secret police in her living room. Her father's protest against the regime had changed her life forever. In recent years Carmen gained access to the files of the Romanian secret police. She herself is surprised by the intimacy of the surveillance. Forgotten conversations, love letters, and arguments are all laid bare via the detailed notes taken by the Securitate.  We hear the sadness of discovering friends and family members were involved in informing on them too.   Carmen and I  discuss the “language of oppression”, the subtle and not-so-subtle methods used to try and ensure a compliant population but still thwarted by humanity even in the darkest recesses of the Romanian prison system. It's a warning from history and the meaning of freedom in current times.Buy the book here https://uk.bookshop.org/a/1549/9780198868323Cold War history is disappearing; however, a simple monthly donation me will keep this project going and allow me to continue preserving these incredible stories. You'll join our community, get a sought-after CWC drinks coaster as a thank you, and you'll bask in the warm glow of knowing you are helping to preserve Cold War history. Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/If a financial contribution is not your cup of tea, then you can still help us by leaving written reviews wherever you listen to us as well as sharing us on social media. It really helps us get new guests on the show.I am delighted to welcome back Carmen Bugan to our Cold War conversation…Episode notes here https://coldwarconversations.com/episode242/Follow us on Twitter here https://twitter.com/ColdWarPodFacebook here https://www.facebook.com/groups/coldwarpod/Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/coldwarconversations/Don't miss Carmen's previous episode " A Childhood under the eye of the Secret Police" here  https://coldwarconversations.com/episode147/Support the show

Story Grid Podcast
First Draft Feedback: 3 Editors Give Honest Writing Analysis - Part 1

Story Grid Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 61:58


Tim has written a first draft of his scene based on the in-depth analysis of Ed McBain's EYE WITNESS. Listen in as Shawn, Danielle and Leslie give their initial feedback and start diving into the analysis of the first draft.   For the transcript and downloads for this episode, visit https://storygrid.com/266 — Get a free copy of our book Story Grid 101: The First Five Principles of the Story Grid Methodology: https://storygrid101.com This is Episode 266 of the Story Grid Podcast: https://storygrid.com/podcast

The Current
Eyewitness account of Russian attack on crowded Ukrainian shopping mall

The Current

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 17:53


A Russian missile destroyed a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine's central city of Kremenchuk Monday, leaving at least 18 dead, dozens injured and more still missing. Guest host Nahlah Ayed talks to Oksana Guida, a local political activist who was at the shopping centre that day; and Inna Sovsun, a member of the Ukrainian parliament.

The Travel Diaries
Miriam Margolyes

The Travel Diaries

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 61:32


Today, I'm joined by a legend of stage and screen. Britain's naughtiest national treasure. It's the award-winning actress, Miriam Margolyes. Miriam's movie roles have included the BAFTA award-winning Mrs Mingott in Martin Scorsese's ‘The Age of Innocence' and of course Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films. She's appeared in a host of hugely popular TV shows from Blackadder and Miss Marple to more recently the Real Exotic Marigold Hotel and Call the Midwife. And she's also a prolific travel documentarian filming in and around Australia, the US and Scotland to name a few. As a lifelong lover of Charles Dickens, she presented the successful BBC documentary series Dickens' America and toured the world with her acclaimed one woman show ‘Dicken's Women' in which she played 23 characters based on or inspired by characters in Dickens's novels. Speaking to me from her Australian home, Miriam was so engaging and generous with her time both before, after and during the interview - so grab a cuppa, settle in and enjoy listening to the very widely travelled and very entertaining Miriam Margolyes. Destination Recap:Robertson, NSW, AustraliaAustraliaTuscany, ItalyKingsgate, Kent Coast, EnglandSt Margaret's Bay, Kent, EnglandGlasgow, ScotlandIsle of Harris, ScotlandCambridge, England Norfolk, EnglandBasel, SwitzerlandZurich, Switzerland Lindt Chocolate Shop, Zurich, Switzerland Israel PalestineThe Rust Belt, USAIndiaItalyIreland IndonesiaKerala, IndiaCalcutta, India Giglio, ItalyFordyce, Scotland Rimini, ItalyAfricaMiriam is heading to a British theatre near you next month, as part of her upcoming book tour, in honour of the paperback release of her fantastic memoir, This Much is True. Head online for tickets.With thanks to…Small Luxury Hotels of the World - Ease yourself into a holiday headspace and visit slh.com/travelcomfortzones to find out more.DK Eyewitness - Get new editions of DK's award-winning Eyewitness and Top 10 travel books and plan out adventures to the likes of Italy, Mexico, Spain or Costa Rica. Each guide is complete with updated listings, interest-led travel advice and the latest practical information. Find them all online or at your local bookshop.Thank you so much for listening today. If you're enjoying the podcast, then it would be wonderful if you could leave a rating or a review on your podcast app - it really makes a big difference because it helps other people to discover the podcast. And to hear future episodes as soon as they're released don't forget to hit subscribe or “follow” on your podcast app of choice.To find out who's joining me coming up, come and follow me on Instagram, I'm @hollyrubenstein - I'd love to hear from you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Rights Track
Eyewitness: using digital technology to prosecute human rights abusers

The Rights Track

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 29:17


In epiosde 8 of Series 7 of The Rights Track, Todd is in conversation with Wendy Betts, Director of eyeWitness, an International Bar Association project launched in 2015 which collects verifiable video of human rights violations for use in investigations and trials. We're asking Wendy how the use of digital technology can help to hold accountable those who commit human rights crimes.   Transcript Todd Landman  0:01  Welcome to The Rights Track podcast, which gets the hard facts about the human rights challenges facing us today. In series seven, we're discussing human rights in a digital world. I'm Todd Landman, in this episode, I'm delighted to be joined by Wendy Betts. Wendy is director of eyeWitness an International Bar Association project launched in 2015, which collects verifiable video of human rights violations for use in investigations and trials. So today we're asking Wendy, how does the use of digital technology help to hold accountable those who commit human rights crimes? So Wendy, it's absolutely brilliant to have you on this episode of the right track. So welcome. Wendy Betts  0:38  Thanks, Todd. It's great to be here. Todd Landman  0:40  You and I met in Bergen in Norway, we were at the Rafto Foundation awards for the Human Rights Data Analysis Group and Human Rights Data Analysis Group have featured in previous episodes on The Rights Track. And I see there is a kind of correlation, if you will, between the work of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group and the work that you do at eyeWitness. It is just that the data you're collecting is really video files and video footage. So tell us a little bit about the work that you're doing with eyeWitness. Wendy Betts  1:08  Absolutely. So at eyeWitness, we are helping human rights defenders in conflict zones and other places that are experiencing large scale human rights violations, to collect photo and video information in a way that makes it easier to authenticate. So that footage can be used in investigations and trials. So we work with human rights defenders in three ways. First, we're providing a mobile camera app that we designed to help ensure that the footage can be easily authenticated. And then we are helping to securely store that footage and maintain the chain of custody so it can eventually be used in investigations and trials. And third, we work to then take a working copy of that footage that we catalogue and tag to make it easier for investigators to identify footage that's potentially of interest to their investigations and incorporate that into those processes. Todd Landman  2:01  Well, that's a great summary of the work that you do. I recall when I was a student at Georgetown University, I worked in the Lauinger Library. And my job was to produce photographs in the pre-digital age. So this was processing rolls of film in the old cans used to kind of shake them with the chemicals and then use an enlarger and make photographs. And that was fine for special collections and photographing books. But one day, a Jesuit priest came into the library and handed me a roll of film and said I need 10 copies of each of these pictures. And they were actually photographs from the crime scene where Jesuit priests had been murdered in El Salvador. And I'm curious that when we enlarge those pictures and submitted them back to the authorities that requested them, is that kind of evidence still considered verifiable evidence? And what is it that the digital elements all of this adds to the veracity and the verifiability of evidence collected on human rights crimes? Wendy Betts  2:58  There's a long history of photo and video being used as evidence, that photo and video in its hard copy form would need to be verified to go to court. So generally speaking, the court would want to speak with the photographer, or in the absence of photographer, somebody that could help explain that that footage is indeed an accurate portrayal of that location at that time. And what digital technology has done is expand the ability of who can be the photographer to collect that potential evidence. So with the two trends of smartphones in everyone's pocket, plus the rise of social media platforms where people can share this information, you're suddenly seeing this massive proliferation of the amount of available information that could be used as evidence. But indeed, this also will need to be verified in much the same way. But the challenges to doing that are slightly different. And then the technology that we can bring to bear to do that is slightly different. Todd Landman  3:52  Yes, I understand those differences. And so there's a lot of debate today, if we take the War in Ukraine as a good example, when it first started, there was a flurry of activity on Twitter that said, don't believe everything you see on Twitter. So there of course will be manipulated images manipulated video, I see manipulated video every day, some of it you can tell straight away, it just looks awful. It looks like a video game. Somebody's saying, look, you know, Ukrainians are taking out Russian tanks. And actually you look at the tank tracks and you can see it just looks like a photoshopped superimposed image of a tank running over some really bad terrain, to the fully verifiable accounts that we are seeing coming out of that conflict. So how are things verified? How does one dismiss imagery in one instance and accept imagery in another? What's the expertise required to give that verifiable account? Wendy Betts  4:43  I think when you're looking at verification, what you really want to know is whether that footage was taken where and when it was claimed. And if that footage has been edited, or as you note in your examples has it been photoshopped to look like something else? And then is it possible that even if it was authentic to begin with, and I accurate to begin with hasn't been changed somewhere along the way? So has it been taken down off social media and changed and reposted? And there's been two trends that have developed to address how we can do this. So one is the plethora of open source investigation techniques that have developed in terms of how can you geo locate images using satellite footage and other types of technology? How can you Chrono locate, so how can you figure out when and where that footage was taken? Can you do frame by frame analyses to determine if that footage has been edited in any way? So that was one approach. And that has become increasingly professionalised. And is really coming to the fore in Ukraine. And then the other approach is the one that eyeWitness has taken where we developed a tool that can be used to hardwire that information in the point that that footage was taken. So those are called controlled capture tools, because you're basically controlling the information and controlling that footage, keeping it in a controlled environment for its entire lifespan. So you're collecting information about where and when that footage was taken, you're ensuring that footage can be edited. And you are maintaining that footage in that secure state through its lifespan. Todd Landman  6:04  So the app itself has the technology built inside it, you've actually hardwired that programmable element to the app, and it can't be tampered with. So if I download this app as a user, and I'm travelling through the world, and I want to document something, it's easy to use on a mobile device, easy to proliferate and sort of disseminate if you will out to users. And it's easy to learn by those users. Because the technology itself has been created in a way that preserves the identity and the verifiability of the images that are captured. Wendy Betts  6:39  That's exactly it. The eyeWitness app is designed to be really easy to use to pick up and take and start using and on the surface for the user interface. It's much like standard mobile camera, so you have to open the app instead of your camera. But you're recording footage in the same way, you can enter the secure gallery where the footage is stored to see what you've taken. And you upload it to eyeWitness, this is how we maintain the chain of custody and secure that footage until it can be used. And then you have the option to share it with your social media networks, you can attach it to a WhatsApp message, you can do a variety of things with it. All of the verification aspect is intended to happen behind the scenes kind of inside the technology. So the app is designed indeed to collect information about where and when that footage was taken from three different sources, none of which are the user themselves. It's also collecting information to ensure that that footage can't be edited. So we are calculating basically a digital fingerprint at the moment that information is captured, that stays with that footage. So if any changes wherever to be made to it, you'd be able to spot that by running the algorithm for the fingerprint again, and then that footage is stored encrypted on the device, and then it's transmitted encrypted to eyeWitness so it can't be intercepted or manipulated either at rest on the phone or in transit on its way to us. Todd Landman  8:00  So you have a secure server where all these raw files are held. Is that right? Wendy Betts  8:05  Indeed. So we've been fortunate to partner on a pro bono relationship with LexisNexis legal and professional and so they host our server in their secure hosting environment that they have for litigation services for a variety of confidential evidence that's used in cases around the world. So they host our server, which allows us to scale up quickly and scale up to meet the need. And Ukraine is a perfect example. We've received more footage from Ukraine since the invasion began, then we have globally in the last two years. So that ability to scale up quickly is very important, and more importantly, it is stored securely. So they have their state of the art security around that in a way that we couldn't necessarily put around a server if we were hosting it ourselves. Todd Landman  8:51  That's amazing. Can you tell us a little bit about the complexity of a Ukraine investigation? Let's take the case of Bucha. We know in Bucha, that there were atrocities committed of some kind, clearly there has to be an evidentiary threshold reached, there has to be a profile of perpetrators and victims, there has to be that whole disaggregation of very complex human rights events of the kinds that you and I discussed with the team from Human Rights Data Analysis Group, but what are the steps that eyeWitness takes? What's the role that you take in the preparation of, let's say, an investigation into something like the Bucha incidents that we saw? Wendy Betts  9:30  So I think if we back up to your comment earlier about just the sheer amount of footage that we've been seeing on social media, and including from places like Bucha, that I think there's a sense that there is plenty of evidence out there, and we've got everything we need. And I think what everyone needs to take step back and realise is how complex as you said these cases are. So you need information about what actually happened on the ground, what happened to these victims, and that takes the form of witness statements, it can take the form of physical evidence, it can take the form of photo and video, but we also need to know the context in which it's happening. If you want to elevate something to be a war crime, instead of a murder, you need to understand the conflict dynamic and what's happening. And then if you want to hold people at higher levels of authority responsible, and not just the people on the ground who pulled the trigger, you need to make those linkages. And that, again, is documentary evidence, it's witness evidence. So all of these pieces of this massive evidentiary puzzle have to come together. At eyeWitness, we see ourselves as one of these pieces, we are a photo video piece of evidence that can tell part of the story but has to work together with these other aspects. So we don't do full investigations ourselves and put all these pieces together, what we do is equip either civil society investigators, ordinary citizens, journalists, or others on the ground who have access to these scenes and are collecting photo and video with a tool to do it in a way that they can feed that information into investigations because it can be so easily verified, so they can contribute to this puzzle, in order to help hold the perpetrators responsible. Todd Landman  11:03  I think this whole portrayal of the contribution that you're making is really important. In our interview with the director of Human Rights State Analysis Group, Patrick Ball, the sort of data guru as it were in these areas, he said, you know, statistics are not a silver bullet. So the work that they do, would provide the statistical analysis that showed that certain things were happening that could not be explained by chance alone. But it was only ever one part of a very complex story alongside documentary evidence, alongside testimonies alongside forensic anthropology alongside many other things. And then ultimately, a determination of, let's say, genocide was a legal judgement that was either supported or not supported by the type of statistical evidence that was provided alongside other pieces of evidence. Now you're making a very similar case that whatever body is going to be prosecuting crimes, in whether it is Bucha, or the broader conflict in Ukraine, eyeWitness is only ever going to be one part of that much bigger story. Is that right? Wendy Betts  12:02  Exactly, exactly. I think all of these different strains of investigation have to work together, people collecting witness statements, the people doing open source investigation of footage and other information that was posted early on, people who have access to official documents, all of these pieces have to fit together, because as you said, in addition to showing just the baseline conduct happening on the ground, you need to show these patterns in magnitudes. And you can only do that by amassing large amounts of information that can show some of those patterns and run those types of statistical analysis that Patrick was talking about. So it all does fit together and complements each other. Todd Landman  12:42  Yeah. And you know, the conflict in Ukraine is by no means over. And you know, I read up a report, I think it was yesterday that said, there are up to 30,000 war crimes that need to be investigated. Now, each crime itself requires extensive documentation, and then you multiply that by the number of crimes. And of course, there may be future crimes committed that will need to be documented as well. So the scale of just this conflict in Ukraine, you said, you've received more images from Ukraine, and then you have in the last two years of other areas of the world, and we may get to talking about those other areas of the world. But to me, the scale of what's happening in Ukraine, and the time that's required to fully prosecute many of these crimes means that we're really going to be in this for the long haul. Wendy Betts  13:25  Justice, unfortunately, in these types of cases is definitely a long term process, and the arc of justice is quite long. And that's what we hope is part of the value added of eyeWitness and why we provide that secure storage aspect, because the photos and videos taken now may well not be involved in an investigation or a trial for years and years to come. And so we can safeguard that footage in a way that even at that time, we can hand it over and it could stand up to the scrutiny. But indeed, I think we're looking at a long term prospect for justice. Todd Landman  13:58  Yes. And outside the Ukraine context, what are some other examples of where eyeWitness has been collecting this video footage from other parts of the world? Wendy Betts  14:06  So eyeWitness launched publicly in 2015. And we really do work globally. And we respond to the inquiries and the needs of human rights defenders in various parts of the world. Now, some places we don't advertise especially where the security situation is quite serious for some of the human rights defenders using the eyeWitness app. But in other places, we have been able to be a bit more public. So we have been working actually in Ukraine since 2017. And we put out a report about shelling of civilian dwellings to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing. So that's one area where we've been active even before the current events. We've also recently submitted a report to the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings related to violence occurring in the middle belt area of Nigeria between farmers and herders. We've also been active in the Palestine context with partners there using the eyeWitness app. So we've been quite broadly represented around the globe. And we review accountability broadly as well. And so that's why I'm mentioning non-judicial approaches to accountability. Any efforts that can get at this conduct and get it and investigate it and helped to hold the perpetrators responsible is what we're interested in empowering human rights defenders to do. Todd Landman  15:25  Okay. And do you provide training alongside because it's one thing just to download an app and start using it, but you might make sort of fundamental errors in using the technology from the start? So do you provide a training manual or workshops or online training for users as they download the app and then say, well, actually, this is the best way to film things? Or do you just sort of allow the technology to run in the hands of the users? Wendy Betts  15:49  Our preferred approach is to work in long term partnerships with human rights defenders that want to use the app, we very much see the app as a tool and to be used effectively, you do need to put more skill building and strengthening around that tool. So we do work hand in hand with human rights defenders, who plan to use the app on not only how to use the app, but how to incorporate photo and video into demonstrating whatever types of violations that are looking into, we can provide training on how you actually film when you're at the crime scene. We work with a lot of human rights defenders whose primary efforts have been advocacy oriented, and those are very different photos than photos you want to take for evidence. And so we work to help them make that shift as well. And so then we give them ongoing feedback. Once their footage starts coming in, we can provide tech support, if they're out in the field, and we know they're going on a documentation mission, we can be ready to answer any questions if they have any. So we really want to work with them hand in hand to not just use eyeWitness but use it effectively. Todd Landman  16:54  I understand and does the technology work in the absence of a mobile signal in the absence of a WiFi connection? Can you collect videos on a phone, outside of network, and then when it gets back into the network, you're able to upload the images and videos that have been taken to a secure server? Wendy Betts  17:11  Our goal in designing eyeWitness is to make sure that it can work in the types of environments where these human rights defenders are active. And especially when you look at conflict zones where electricity may be disrupted, internet may be disrupted, cell service may be disrupted. So the app is designed to be able to collect, not only take the photos and videos, but all of the metadata that's needed to help verify where and when it was taken while offline. So you don't need to have access to the internet. Nor do you need to have a cell subscription or any other kind of data service that will collect all of that. It's designed to store that information securely in a gallery separate from the gallery on your phone. So it's hidden in a secure gallery. The idea being that these human rights defenders may have to make their way back to their headquarters or make their way back to someplace with internet before they're able to upload it to us and then delete it off their phones. So we wanted it to remain hidden in transit during that timeframe. So it is definitely aimed at helping individuals in contexts where there's high security risks, infrastructure challenges to be able to use the app. Todd Landman  18:17  You've definitely given that a lot of thought, I guess another question that flows from that is what's the minimum viable technical requirement on a phone? Obviously, it needs to be a smartphone with a camera and a video. But how far back in time can you go in terms of the age of a device because of the availability of resources, etc in some of these conflict zones? What sort of phone is the basic unit you require to use the app? Wendy Betts  18:39  That is a really good question, because it's such an important issue in terms of access and availability of these tools to the vulnerable segments of society that need them most. First thing I should say it's designed for Android, and we don't currently have an iOS version. Part of that is because the demographics of the places where we're working is primarily Android users. So it's designed for that operating system. And we've designed it to go back to android 6.0, which I think is roughly operating systems on phones back to 2015. So it does stretch back a fair way, we made a decision not to go back any further. And that's because Android changed how it handles security at the 6.0 version onward. And we could harden the security of the information both to protect the user and the integrity of the information from that version onward in a way that was more difficult in previous versions. So that's when it goes back to Todd Landman  19:32  And are there any plans to make this available in iOS? Or are there sort of limitations in terms of partnering with Apple to make that happen? Wendy Betts  19:40  We regularly revisit the question and we're actually currently in the process of again, looking at if we could replicate all the functionality that we currently offer security, the anonymity those types of questions, in an iOS version and then looking at the cost compared to the potential user base are the calculations we make. So we're looking at that right now again actually. Todd Landman  20:00  But for the user, this is free. It's an app that you download for free and then use. Is that right? Wendy Betts  20:05  Exactly. It's free. That's freely available. As I said, we would like to work in partnerships. But that's not necessary. Any individual can go to the Google Play Store now and download it and start using it. We do have written instruction guides on our website, we have a short video on how to use it and some other resources that are available. Todd Landman  20:25  Great. And then I guess my final set of questions really is about how this evidence connects to what we've say different photographic evidence you made passing reference to the use of satellite imagery, which has been a very powerful tool, I think the company planet takes a picture of the entire surface of the Earth every 24 hours with its sort of flocks of satellites, then they have the system, if one satellite goes down, they can easily replace another one within the flock. And they have tremendous number of images that are very high resolution, and I should say an increasing resolution. But that's one version of what you can see from space, as it were. And what you're saying is in the hands of users and defenders, you have almost a citizen science ground truthing that can take place as well. Are there any efforts to coordinate between your organisation and some of these providers of satellite imagery, if asked to do so? You mentioned the forced deportations or the destruction of houses. The Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, for example. So you could see satellites, just, you know, images before and after a village is destroyed. But equally, you could triangulate that with your users on the ground, saying, Here's a house being destroyed, I'm hiding in a bush filming this right now is that sort of partnership and, you know, sort of holistic approach being developed in your organisation? Wendy Betts  21:38  So we have certainly used satellite footage in some of our analyses in that Ukraine one about shelling is a key example. That case we didn't establish a partnership, we used what was publicly available that we can access to help go back and look at the dates and locations of the photos we have and then go back and look at satellite footage. And we use that primarily to determine when the attack actually took place. So we have photos dated as to when they were taken. But that doesn't necessarily give you the date of when the attack was. So we use satellite footage a lot to help determine Okay, well, this building looked intact on this date, and certainly looks more like the photo that we have on this date. And then that way, we were able to determine at what point the attack probably took place. We've also worked with another organisation that was doing an investigation of environmental damage in a different location. And in that case, they were able to get the latitude and longitude of the event that they were looking at using the app. And then they were able to get historic and current satellite footage for that location to be able to trace the trends of what was happening there. So they were looking at some environmental damage. So you can help see the change in the environment based on what you're seeing in the satellite photos. That being said, there's certainly the ability to work with satellite providers to help target so I think if you're setting out to do an investigation, and you know, you're going to be in certain places at a certain time and you need some of those satellites pointed at those locations. I think those type of partnerships are indeed possible. We haven't engaged with any of those at the moment because again, we tend to be led by our human right defender users and what they want to investigate. But I think there are organisations that are engaging in those types of partnerships. Todd Landman  23:19  That's great. That's very clear in your explanation. And then I suppose a follow up question would be you've been an operation now since 2015, you've had seven years of footage coming in and the secure servers and you've supplied images to cases, can you tell us the story of success, you know, it has been successful prosecutions in your mind from a legal perspective where you think that eyeWitness has made a definitive contribution to the outcome of those cases? Wendy Betts  23:44  Absolutely. So as I mentioned, we've launched the app in 2015. And we're looking at atrocity crime. So going back to your earlier point about the long arc of justice in these crimes, we have to kind of bear that in mind at what point they might actually go to trial. So we've provided a significant amount of information to investigations at different stages of the process. And so not all of those have gone to trial yet. But indeed, we did collaborate on a case that has gone to trial and resulted in a conviction. And this was a project that we did in partnership with WITNESS, which is a group based in Brooklyn, and with TRIAL International, which is an organisation based in Switzerland, who does strategic litigation. And we then all three of us partnered with a human rights defender group on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo. And in that case, they were investigating a massacre that took place in 2012 in two different villages in eastern DRC. And local human rights defenders were able to use the app based on training that they received from WITNESS on filming a crime scene, and to help put it into a case that TRIAL International was helping to build and they were able to use the app to go back and collect photos that helped to actually authenticate footage that was taken contemporaneously with the massacre. But that hadn't been stored in a way to protect the chain of custody. So they were able to go back and take footage of some of the same scarring injuries on the victims to demonstrate that the ones taken at the time, were accurate, and able to take photos of the mass grave, which could be used to help determine the number of bodies based on its dimensions and how that matched up with the reports of the number of people who had been killed, and with the photos that have been taken at the time of the burials. So all of this footage was entered into evidence by the prosecutor in the case, and was accepted by the court and was noted in the judgement about the power of the footage. And indeed, the two militia leaders were convicted of crimes against humanity. Todd Landman  25:51  Right. So that's a real success story, I had the pleasure of visiting WITNESS in Brooklyn back in 2011. And I recall that it's funny when you enter their offices, they sort of have a timeline of tech sitting in their front room, you know, cameras from ages ago, up to the latest stuff, and they're very, very good at training people how to represent human rights in a slightly different way that you do it. But working together, obviously has produced a great benefit. Now, it's that timeline of tech that interests me. And my final question is that, you know, technology continues to advance at an exponential rate. And what do you see for the future in this space? What would you like to do that you can't do yet, but you think will be possible in a few years time with respect to the technology that you've been working with and developing? Wendy Betts  26:32  That's a great question. There's so many exciting things that can happen with technology. I mean, there's already it's not even in the future, it's looking at virtual reality and using that for juries to kind of put them in the place of the crime scene. And that's all based on taking a number of photos and videos that can then be put through the algorithm to be transformed into virtual reality. There's the idea of being able to take 3D photo and video that you might be able to broadcast into the courtroom. I think the interesting component of that, though, is can the courts keep up? I think the courts now are trying to determine how to best handle digital evidence that's coming out of this flood of footage over the last 10 years. So I'm not sure we're ready to start talking about how we handle 3D images that are captured on a mobile phone. Todd Landman  27:20  Yeah, absolutely. And, you know, like DNA suddenly emerged as a new thing that, you know, transformed the legal profession in terms of solid evidence about whether somebody was actually present at a crime scene, and you could re litigate cases for many years ago, you've put your finger on that challenge between the advance of technology and the ability for legal entities to keep up and courts to keep up there have to be determinations around what is an acceptable piece of evidence. And that's a very interesting challenge for the future. But you've given us so much to think about here. And I think there is this fear of technology as a fear of manipulation of images. There's also the fear of cracking an encrypted storage of these images. But you have given us assurances and confidence in the technology that you developed the way that you've partnered with organisations to help you store this information. And then, of course, this chain of custody, the chain of evidence which is unbroken, and the ways in which these images really do contribute to, as you call it, the long arc of justice. So it's a very interesting conclusion to reach, at least at this stage, in listening to you and talking about how this form of technology which is in the palm of our hands, gives us the power in the palm of our hands to defend human rights in such interesting ways. And in my view, shows us that the digital transformation and technological advance we're seeing in the world can make a positive contribution to positive social change. So Wendy Betts has just leaves me to thank you very, very much for sharing your thoughts with us today on The Rights Track. Wendy Betts  28:45  Thanks so much for having me. It was a great conversation. Christine Garrington  28:49  Thanks for listening to this episode of The Rights Track podcast, which was presented by Todd Landman and produced by Chris Garrington of Research Podcasts with funding from 3di. You can find a full transcript of this episode on the website at www.RightsTrack.org together with useful links to content mentioned in the discussion. Don't forget to subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts to access future and earlier episodes.   Additional Links: eyeWitness app  

Cornerstone Church Talks
My Story: Eyewitness Accounts Episode 1

Cornerstone Church Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 27:19


Lots of people encountered Jesus in the Gospels - the four accounts of his life. Most of these people aren't named, but some of them are. Why is that? Found out in this talk as we kick off our new series - My Story : Eyewitness Accounts.

Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio
That had to be a Sasquatch I Saw Run Off! - Bigfoot Eyewitness Episode 335

Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 71:04


Tonight's eyewitness is courtesy Ryan Willis, of the Trent Sasquatch Society. The Trent Sasquatch Society is a university-based club that Ryan Willis founded at Trent University, in Peterborough, Ontario. The T.S.S. focuses on Sasquatch research and field research. They have weekly meetings and guest speakers, from all aspects of the Bigfoot community, give speeches to their members. If you're a university student who's interested in Sasquatch and/or if you'd like to get your school involved, please go to SasquatchUniversity.com.Chris lives in Ontario, Canada and is a member of Hastings County Sasquatch. His partner in Hastings County Sasquatch is a man named Daryl. Hastings County Sasquatch is an investigation group, that's located on the north side of Lake Ontario.To say that Chris has had his fair share of Sasquatch sightings doesn't do the number of Sasquatch-related experiences he's had any justice. He's had more encounters than you can shake a stick at and he's going to tell you about several of them on tonight's show. We hope you'll tune in and listen to him do that.If you'd like to check out my new Bigfoot show, called "My Bigfoot Sighting," you can listen using your favorite podcast app. Here's a link to the My Bigfoot Sighting Channel on Spotify...https://open.spotify.com/show/2gomYbQG2gM6gPFakCQYNL?si=M0dm3bDfR_ShTiJcHPWoyw&dl_branch=1If you've had a Sasquatch sighting and would like to be a guest on Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio, please go to https://www.BigfootEyewitness.com and submit a report.If you've had a Sasquatch sighting and would like to be a guest on My Bigfoot Sighting, please go to https://www.MyBigfootSighting.com and let me know.If you'd like to help support the show, by buying your own Bigfoot Eyewitness t-shirt or sweatshirt, please visit the Bigfoot Eyewitness Show Store, by going to https://Dogman-Encounters.MyShopify.comI produce 3 other podcasts that are available for listening on your favorite podcast app. If you haven't checked them out, already, here are links to them…My Bigfoot Sighting https://www.spreaker.com/show/my-bigfoot-sightingDogman Encounters https://www.spreaker.com/show/dogman-encounters-radio_2My Paranormal Experience https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxVu8_b4yxLHcZ1fNPmRkA/videosThanks, as always, for listening!

RealClearPolitics Takeaway
Report from Kyiv: Jeffrey Gedmin Provides an Eye Witness Account of the Situation in Ukraine

RealClearPolitics Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 27:03


Jeffrey Gedmin of American Purpose provides a first-hand report and analysis of the situation in Ukraine following his visit to Kyiv and surrounding areas. How real are the risks that the war could go nuclear, and how do Ukrainians view America and its support of the war? With Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics Washington bureau chief, and moderator Andrew Walworth.

Catholic Drive Time: Keeping you Informed & Inspired!
Eucharistic Movie Trailer is Out!

Catholic Drive Time: Keeping you Informed & Inspired!

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 119:59


Today on "Catholic Drive Time" Eucharistic Miracles... the trailer is out! Angelo Libutti joins us. The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a New York law requiring people to demonstrate a need to get a license to carry a gun in public. Japan's government said this week it spotted three Chinese warships “sailing an unusual route around the archipelago,” Provoking Strong Concern Alexa head scientist Rohit Prasad unveiled the virtual assistant technology's latest feature. Instead of Alexa's so-called normal voice reciting the words of your favorite novel, now her voice can transform into that of a loved one who recently passed away. Join Email list! GRNonline.com/CDT GRN to 42828 What's Concerning Us – Catching up Amazon Showcases Technology Transforming Alexa's Voice Into Your Deceased Loved Ones' Voice Eyewitness details brutal 'blasphemy murder' of Nigerian Christian student Guest Seg. Angelo Libutti – Eucharistic Miracles Film The New Trailer is out? When will the film be released? How was the scourging scene filmed? Shroud of Turin? The Crucifixion? Walking on Water The difficulties of time, budget, and locations Filming an actual Eucharistic Miricle in Mexico 2nd Guest Seg. Dave Palmer – Back to the Father What are you discussing on Back to the Father? Official Social Media Account IG: @CatholicDriveTime Twitter: @CatholicDrive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatholicDriveTime YouTube: Catholic Drive Time Joe Social Media IG: @TheCatholicHack Twitter: @Catholic_Hack Facebook: Joe McClane YouTube: Joe McClane Adrian Social Media IG: @ffonze Twitter: @AdrianFonze Facebook: Adrian Fonseca YouTube: Adrian Fonseca YouTube: Catholic Conversations Rudy Social Media IG: @ydursolrac Youtube: Glad Trad Podcast https://www.grnonline.com/ Listen in your car on your local GRN station - http://grnonline.com/stations/ Listen online at GRNonline.com Listen on your mobile with our GRN app (both IOS and Android) Listen on Facebook @GRNonline Listen on Twitter @GRNonline Listen on YouTube @GRNonline History of the GRN: Starting with absolutely nothing we placed our trust in the Lord and our Blessed Mother. By August of 1996, we were breaking ground for the construction of the Guadalupe Resource Center where our ministry has flourished. We now operate radio 37 stations that reach a potential listening audience of twenty million souls. The Guadalupe Radio Network is the largest EWTN affiliate in the USA. Visit our website to learn more about us, find a local GRN radio station, a schedule of our programming and so much more. http://grnonline.com/

Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio
I Thought I Saw a Bigfoot! - Bigfoot Eyewitness Episode 334

Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 24:41


Tonight's guest, R.K., works in the oil field business, which requires him to work a lot of hours. When he's not working, though, he loves nothing more than spending time in the woods. He's an avid hunter and fisherman who, as he puts it, spends time outdoors every chance he gets.He likes to visit different places, in his area, to see what the hunting and fishing is like in those spots. 1 time, when he had agreed to meet his dad and uncle, who had already gone on a fishing trip, he had more fun than he bargained for, before he even met up with them. The day he was supposed to meet up with them, he left his house just before sunrise. It was roughly a 2-hour drive for R.K. to get to the place where his dad and uncle were fishing, that day. To get to their location from R.K.”s house, normally, there were 2 options. Under normal circumstances, you could take a fairy, or you could take a longer, more circuitous route, that took longer, to get to their fishing location. The morning R.K. drove to meet them, the fairy was out of operation, so that wasn't an option. That meant he had to take the longer route. While driving the longer route, nothing out of the ordinary had happened, as he drove to their location. That all changed, though, when he came around a bend in the road and started crossing a bridge and found himself in a more open area, where he could see a good distance. At that moment, he happened to look to his left and when he did, he thought he saw a bear, standing out in the water, below. It wasn't long before he realized that he wasn't looking at a bear, however. He was looking at a creature he'd never seen before. It was a Sasquatch!If you'd like to check out my new Bigfoot show, called "My Bigfoot Sighting," you can listen using your favorite podcast app. Here's a link to the My Bigfoot Sighting Channel on Spotify...https://open.spotify.com/show/2gomYbQG2gM6gPFakCQYNL?si=M0dm3bDfR_ShTiJcHPWoyw&dl_branch=1If you've had a Sasquatch sighting and would like to be a guest on Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio, please go to https://www.BigfootEyewitness.com and submit a report.If you've had a Sasquatch sighting and would like to be a guest on My Bigfoot Sighting, please go to https://www.MyBigfootSighting.com and let me know.If you'd like to help support the show, by buying your own Bigfoot Eyewitness t-shirt or sweatshirt, please visit the Bigfoot Eyewitness Show Store, by going to https://Dogman-Encounters.MyShopify.comI produce 3 other podcasts that are available for listening on your favorite podcast app. If you haven't checked them out, already, here are links to them…My Bigfoot Sighting https://www.spreaker.com/show/my-bigfoot-sightingDogman Encounters https://www.spreaker.com/show/dogman-encounters-radio_2My Paranormal Experience https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxVu8_b4yxLHcZ1fNPmRkA/videosThanks, as always, for listening!

Story Grid Podcast
How to Plan a Short Story Based on a Masterwork

Story Grid Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 72:31


How do we use all of this masterwork analysis to actually iterate our own short story?In this week's episode, we look at the 624, Beat, and Trope analysis for the short story EYE WITNESS by Ed McBain (https://amzn.to/3Q2UpqV) and start discussing what kind of short story I might write based on all of the analysis.This is where things start to go off the rails.As you'll see, Shawn and Tim aren't always on the same page and struggle to communicate with each other.We decided to leave this episode in so you can see what it looks like when an editor and author don's see eye-to-eye.For the transcript and downloads for this episode, visit https://storygrid.com/265—Get a free copy of our book Story Grid 101: The First Five Principles of the Story Grid Methodology: https://storygrid101.comThis is Episode 265 of the Story Grid Podcast: https://storygrid.com/podcast

Beach Catholic
Homily: Fr. Brian Barr - 'Be an Eyewitness'

Beach Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 22:16


Fr. Brian Barr's homily. June 19, 2022 - Beach Catholic We're committed to bringing Christ into your home each weekend by providing Fr. Brian's homilies online. To support our efforts, please consider donating to the Beach Catholic parishes through Online Giving: www.beachcatholic.com/give If you would like to receive text/email updates, including Fr. Brian's homilies, text: BEACHCATHOLIC to 84576

Cold War Conversations History Podcast
The man who built his own nuclear bunker (240)

Cold War Conversations History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 47:43


Graham Bate was 30-year-old Civil Servant when he built his own nuclear bunker in the garden of his rural home 20 miles outside Hull in the UK.It was here that the Bate family expected to survive for at least 3 weeks after a nuclear attack.We speak with Graham Bate and his son Conrad who was 5 years old when the bunker was built and has vivid memories of the period.Cold War history is disappearing; however, a simple monthly donation will help preserve these accounts and keep this podcast on the air. You'll get a sought after CWC coaster as a thank you and you'll bask in the warm glow of knowing you are helping to preserve Cold War history.Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/If a financial contribution is not your cup of tea, then you can still help us by leaving written reviews wherever you listen to us as well as sharing us on social media. It really helps us get new guests on the show.I am delighted to welcome Graham and Conrad Bate to our Cold War conversation…There's further information on this episode here. https://coldwarconversations.com/episode240/ Special thanks to Al McCann who helped facilitate this episode. Please visit his website Northern Ireland's Secret Bunker. A Cold War 'Living' Museum situated in County Armagh https://www.facebook.com/nibunker/If you can't wait for next week's episode do visit our Facebook discussion group where guests and listeners continue the Cold War Conversation.Thank you very much for listening. It is really appreciated.Support the show

Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio
Never Go into that Area! - Bigfoot Eyewitness Episode 333

Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 55:29


Tonight's guest, Dean Gleason, is the executive director of Seaway Valley Bigfoot Research, which is based in Northern New York State, right on the Canadian border. Dean has had 5 Sasquatch sightings. His 1st Bigfoot-related experience happened when he was in junior high school. You see, up until he was that age, his father handled all of the trapping that fed his family. Dean always found it strange that his father refused to go into a particular area, by a creek that was close to their home. His father never told him why he avoided that area, he just did. He also told Dean never to go into that area. Well, when Dean was old enough to start attending junior high, his dad handed the trapping duties over to Dean. Feeling his oats, Dean figured that there wasn't anything in the area that he couldn't handle, so he decided to set traps in the forbidden area his dad told him to avoid. When Dean was walking in to check the traps he had left in that area 1 day, he got the surprise of his life. As he was walking up to one of the traps he had left next to the creek, he could hear a commotion. Something was caught in the trap...If you've had a Sasquatch experience and would like to report it to Seaway Valley Bigfoot Research, please visit their Facebook Page... https://www.facebook.com/groups/182844005184135If you'd like to check out my new Bigfoot show, called "My Bigfoot Sighting," you can listen using your favorite podcast app. Here's a link to the My Bigfoot Sighting Channel on Spotify...https://open.spotify.com/show/2gomYbQG2gM6gPFakCQYNL?si=M0dm3bDfR_ShTiJcHPWoyw&dl_branch=1If you've had a Sasquatch sighting and would like to be a guest on Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio, please go to https://www.BigfootEyewitness.com and submit a report.If you've had a Sasquatch sighting and would like to be a guest on My Bigfoot Sighting, please go to https://www.MyBigfootSighting.com and let me know.If you'd like to help support the show, by buying your own Bigfoot Eyewitness t-shirt or sweatshirt, please visit the Bigfoot Eyewitness Show Store, by going to https://Dogman-Encounters.MyShopify.comI produce 3 other podcasts that are available for listening on your favorite podcast app. If you haven't checked them out, already, here are links to them…My Bigfoot Sighting https://www.spreaker.com/show/my-bigfoot-sightingDogman Encounters https://www.spreaker.com/show/dogman-encounters-radio_2My Paranormal Experience https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxVu8_b4yxLHcZ1fNPmRkA/videosThanks, as always, for listening!

Story Grid Podcast
Story Tropes: Building Blocks of Scenes

Story Grid Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 56:05


What are Tropes and how can they actually help your writing?Tropes are a toolbox of common components to build a certain kind of story. You can put these building blocks together to create a story that meets the reader expectations for your particular GENRE.Most lists of tropes are a grab bag of story types and/or their components and aspects. They don't fit together, so they don't provide a process for consistently crafting scenes and stories that satisfy readers.In the Story Grid Universe, we provide this process by limiting the definition of a trope to a particular level of Story. Story Grid tropes are small story units that are the building blocks writers need to create the arc of change within scenes.In this episode, we start working through the Tropes for the short story EYE WITNESS by Ed McBain (https://amzn.to/3Q2UpqV).To download the Trope Breakdown, visit: https://storygrid.com/episode-264—Get a free copy of our book Story Grid 101: The First Five Principles of the Story Grid Methodology: https://storygrid101.comThis is Episode 264 of the Story Grid Podcast: https://storygrid.com/podcast

I Want To Believe: Season 2
S5 EB4 | Chupacabra: Eyewitness Accounts

I Want To Believe: Season 2

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 36:05


I Want to Believe the Podcast – S5 EB4 – Chupacabra: Eyewitness Accounts Closing song - Teflon Heart by Caged Animals Welcome to the I Want to Believe podcast! This is the fourth bonus episode of season 5. Tonight, we're getting into the cryptid that had the mid 90s and early aughts shook… I'm going to be sharing some Chupacabra stories… Before we jump into the episode, we wanted to provide the I Want to Believe social media & email links. My brand-new book, We Only Come Out at Night, is now available for purchase. This book is a collection of short horror stories and can be found online at: SlevikStore.Company.Site and at the Green Hand Bookshop. Lastly, documentary Otherworldly Amor has found a new home. It is is now streaming exclusively on ParaFlixx Paranormal+ They are a subscription service like Netflix and offer monthly and yearly subscriptions. Once subscribed, you have access to not only my documentary but hundreds of other paranormal shows, documentaries and even horror movies. Code for 10% off your first 3 months: OTHERWORLDLYAMOR10 In this episode I'll be sharing five stories that witnesses believe could be encounters with a chupacabra. The stories range from a seemingly innocuous job as newspaper delivery driver when a terrifying creature was spotted during their delivery route, to a combat medic who treated a soldier after they were attacked by something out in the desert during a training mission. Could the witnesses have been mistaken or was a chupacabra truly to blame? Listen to the episode and decide what you believe. Clips throughout the episode by: Monster Quest | Storied | Colossal Cranium | Top5s --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/207believe/support

Valley Avenue Baptist Church - Falls City, NE
John 20:1-8 – An Eyewitness Account

Valley Avenue Baptist Church - Falls City, NE

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022


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Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio
Could that have Been a Bigfoot? - Bigfoot Eyewitness Episode 332

Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 41:26


One night, in January of 2016, tonight's guest, Steven, was sitting in his bedroom, looking out his window. He was looking for foxes because he'd been hearing them a lot back then and he was hoping to see 1. What he wound up seeing, though, was definitely not a fox. Could it have Been a Bigfoot? We hope you'll tune in and form your own opinion.If you'd like to check out my new Bigfoot show, called "My Bigfoot Sighting," you can listen using your favorite podcast app. Here's a link to the My Bigfoot Sighting Channel on Spotify...https://open.spotify.com/show/2gomYbQG2gM6gPFakCQYNL?si=M0dm3bDfR_ShTiJcHPWoyw&dl_branch=1If you've had a Sasquatch sighting and would like to be a guest on Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio, please go to https://www.BigfootEyewitness.com and submit a report.If you've had a Sasquatch sighting and would like to be a guest on My Bigfoot Sighting, please go to https://www.MyBigfootSighting.com and let me know.If you'd like to help support the show, by buying your own Bigfoot Eyewitness t-shirt or sweatshirt, please visit the Bigfoot Eyewitness Show Store, by going to https://Dogman-Encounters.MyShopify.comI produce 3 other podcasts that are available for listening on your favorite podcast app. If you haven't checked them out, already, here are links to them…My Bigfoot Sighting https://www.spreaker.com/show/my-bigfoot-sightingDogman Encounters https://www.spreaker.com/show/dogman-encounters-radio_2My Paranormal Experience https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxVu8_b4yxLHcZ1fNPmRkA/videosThanks, as always, for listening!

The David Knight Show
Thr 9Jun22 INTERVIEW: Tayler Hansen's Eyewitness Report of Drag Kids to Depravity Event

The David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 32:46


The kids, the "performers", the "parents", and the law

The REAL David Knight Show
Thr 9Jun22 INTERVIEW: Tayler Hansen's Eyewitness Report of Drag Kids to Depravity Event

The REAL David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 32:46


The kids, the "performers", the "parents", and the law

Story Grid Podcast
Beat Breakdown: Analyzing Writing Line-by-Line - Part 3

Story Grid Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 62:05


Learn how your line-by-line writing can be improved by the Story Grid Beat methodology.In this episode, we show you the final line graph generated by our beat-by-beat analysis and how this can help you write better scenes.—Get a free copy of our book Story Grid 101: The First Five Principles of the Story Grid Methodology: https://storygrid101.comFor episode transcript and downloads: https://storygrid.com/episode-263This is Episode 263 of the Story Grid Podcast: https://storygrid.com/podcastThis is our in-depth analysis of the short story EYE WITNESS by Ed McBain: https://amzn.to/3Q2UpqV

Douglas Jacoby Podcast
CLEAN – podcast 13, Mary Magdalene

Douglas Jacoby Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 13:58


For additional notes and resources check out Douglas' website.IntroductionDemons are never explicitly identified in the OT. In the NT, possession appears only in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. (The word "demon" is used in John, but only by the opponents of Christ, who call him a demon.)For greater depth, visit Thoughts on Demon Possession & Exorcism (requires login).For constructive thoughts about escaping addictive behaviors, see IPI's 4-lesson audio CD, ESCAPE (by Steve Brand and Douglas Jacoby).Until today, Mary Magdalene was not a NT character podcast, since there isn't a whole lot to work with! It really comes down to a single verse in Luke.(She is also mentioned in Mark 16:9, a verse in the longer ending Mark's gospel, probably dating to the 2nd century, and merely repeating what Luke said about her.)However, she is frequently mentioned in the pretend-gospels of the Gnostics and others (in the centuries after the NT was written).Scriptural study: Luke 8:1-3There are many Marys in the NT, but only one Magdalene.It seems there are far more questions than answers.Literally 7 (number of perfection)—or perfectly diabolical?How were they exorcized? Through the ministry of Christ? The Jews (see Acts 19; Luke 9)? Or did they leave of their own volition (“gone out”)? But “healed of evil spirits…” (v.2) implies exorcism.How did the demons get into her in the first place? Lack of explanation as to causality of possession in NT, while OT doesn't even record any possessions, let alone attempt to explain the demonic world.But we can at least rule out some possibilities:Not Jesus' wifeNo indication that demons correspond to sins (as in 7 different sins).Probably not the sinful woman of Luke 7 – seems odd if true that this woman wasn't named.Probably:Unmarried or a widowImportant personage in the early church. ( || Simon/Simeon, Alexander, and Rufus. Note: in the podcast I mentioned only Rufus, but Simon had two Christian sons.)For sure:From or had relatives in Magdala. At her synagogue a few weeks agoWitness to the empty tomb and the risen ChristUndergone a radical transition to freedom from the demonic.ConclusionsNo matter how messed up your life is, God can make something beautiful out of it. And no matter how long we may have been stagnating spiritually, the Lord can wipe the slate clean. And once we've been made clean, we're on the path of holiness and mission.If you're a woman, take heart that in Christ there is no male or female. No discrimination!God values women. Eyewitness testimony to the resurrection – not so in Judaism or Islam.No problem is too big for God to handle. Even if you feel last year is best forgotten, God specializes in fresh starts – in new beginnings.

Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk
Ep. 140: The Making of Great Leaders with David Gergen

Talking Beats with Daniel Lelchuk

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 47:47


“The idea of national service is to get people in urban America to live in rural America, and vice versa. I think people who get exposed to that want change. People want to be proud of what their generation does. They want to be able to look back thirty or forty years later and know they made a difference while they were in power.” David Gergen joins the podcast. Advisor to four presidents in both parties, he has had a front row seat to fifty years of American politics and international affairs. He is now turning his attention to the idea of leadership with his new book Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made. As he points out, when our country was founded and had a population of three million people, we produced six world-class leaders: Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton, and Madison. Now in 2022, we have 330 million people and we do not seem to be able to produce one great, charismatic leader. What is happening? What is happening with the nature of civic life in this country? Is it time for baby boomers to step aside and pass the torch to a younger generation? If you like what we do, please support the show. By making a one-time or recurring donation, you will contribute to us being able to present the highest quality interviews with the world's most compelling people. David Gergen is a professor of public service and founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. In addition, he serves as a senior political analyst for CNN and works actively with a rising generation of new leaders. In the past, he has served as a White House adviser to four U.S. presidents of both parties: Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton. He wrote about those experiences in his New York Times best-seller, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton (Simon & Schuster, 2001). In the 1980s, he began a career in journalism. Starting with the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour in 1984, he has been a regular commentator on public affairs for some 30 years. Twice he has been a member of election coverage teams that won Peabody awards, and he has contributed to two Emmy award-winning political analysis teams. In the late 1980s, he was chief editor of U.S. News & World Report, working with publisher Mort Zuckerman to achieve record gains in circulation and advertising. Over the years, he has been active on many non-profit boards, serving in the past on the boards of both Yale and Duke Universities. Among his current boards are Teach for America, The Mission Continues, The Trilateral Commission, and Elon University's School of Law. David's work as director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School has enabled him to work closely with a rising generation of younger leaders, especially social entrepreneurs, military veterans and Young Global Leaders chosen by the World Economic Forum. Through the generosity of outside donors, the Center helps to provide scholarships to over 100 students a year, preparing them to serve as leaders for the common good. The Center also promotes scholarship at the frontiers of leadership studies. A native of North Carolina, David is a member of the D.C. Bar, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the U.S. executive committee for the Trilateral Commission. He is an honors graduate of Yale and the Harvard Law School. He has been awarded 27 honorary degrees.

The Dom Giordano Program
Eyewitness Joins Giordano to Relive Horrific South Street Shooting

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 43:32


Full Hour | Today, Dom led off the Dom Giordano Program by talking with an eyewitness to the horrific incident that unfolded on South Street as shooters fired shots leading to 3 deaths and multiple injuries to others. Eric Walsh, a worker for O'Neal's Pub on South Street, was on the scene, balling up napkins to sop up the blood of an individual who later died. Walsh takes us through the night, telling what he saw as he was closing up the outdoor seating area, telling how he forced customers to shelter in place. Also, Walsh tells how the business has suffered since the incident, and offers what he thinks need to change to fix the violence in the city. Then, after spending some time discussing the story with producer Dan, Fox29 Ace Reporter Steve Keeley rejoins the Dom Giordano Program to tell us what he's learned about the horrific incident that played out on South Street over the weekend. Steve, who's been reporting on the incident since it happened, tells us inside details, including the background of those involved. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Dom Giordano Program
Eyewitness Tells Giordano What He Saw On South Street

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 11:08


Today, Dom led off the Dom Giordano Program by talking with an eyewitness to the horrific incident that unfolded on South Street as shooters fired shots leading to 3 deaths and multiple injuries to others. Eric Walsh, a worker for O'Neal's Pub on South Street, was on the scene, balling up napkins to sop up the blood of an individual who later died. Walsh takes us through the night, telling what he saw as he was closing up the outdoor seating area, telling how he forced customers to shelter in place. Also, Walsh tells how the business has suffered since the incident, and offers what he thinks need to change to fix the violence in the city. (Photo by Getty Images)

Zodiac Speaking
Eyewitness Descriptions

Zodiac Speaking

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 102:22


Episode 31 Eyewitness DescriptionsIn 1969, a handful of people had confirmed or possible sightings of the Zodiac Killer, or heard his voice. In this episode, Rich and Mike discuss the various statements of witnesses in an effort to try and get a true sense of Zodiac's physical description and approximate age.Follow Zodiac Speaking on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/Zodiac-Speaking-Podcast-105911481547105or on Twitter at:https://twitter.com/PodcastZodiacVisit Mike Morford's Zodiac site at:https://zodiackiller.net/And Richard Grinell's Zodiac site at:https://www.zodiacciphers.com/

Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio
Get in the Camper Now! - Bigfoot Eyewitness Episode 331

Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 49:15


Tonight's guest, Kaitlin Wise, was born in California, but moved to Idaho when her family moved there, when she was a child. Her father loved the outdoors and exposed Kaitlin to the outdoors at every opportunity, from a very early age. About 8 years ago, Kaitlin had her 1st Bigfoot-related experience, while on a hunting trip with her husband and 1 of their friends. Before that day, she never put much thought into the existence of Sasquatch. When a Sasquatch walks right up to you, though, it's pretty difficult to ignore, and that's what happened that day. You see, the day that experience happened, Kaitlin, her husband, and their friend had driven to a big forest that's on the foothills of a nearby mountain range. After getting to that forest, they hiked into the forest and when they came to a huge berry patch, they noticed several tunnels that lead through it. Kaitlin and her husband decided to hide in 1 of the tunnels while their friend headed to a nearby clearing, where he planned to hunt. At 1st, Kaitlin thought that she and her husband were alone. It wasn't long before it was made clear to her that they weren't alone. And it wasn't because their friend had returned, either.That isn't the only Sasquatch-related experience Kaitlin's had. She's had others and all of which she's going to share with you, on tonight's show. And we hope you'll tune in and listen to her do that.If you'd like to check out my new Bigfoot show, called "My Bigfoot Sighting," you can listen using your favorite podcast app. Here's a link to the My Bigfoot Sighting Channel on Spotify...https://open.spotify.com/show/2gomYbQG2gM6gPFakCQYNL?si=M0dm3bDfR_ShTiJcHPWoyw&dl_branch=1If you've had a Sasquatch sighting and would like to be a guest on Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio, please go to https://www.BigfootEyewitness.com and submit a report.If you've had a Sasquatch sighting and would like to be a guest on My Bigfoot Sighting, please go to https://www.MyBigfootSighting.com and let me know.If you'd like to help support the show, by buying your own Bigfoot Eyewitness t-shirt or sweatshirt, please visit the Bigfoot Eyewitness Show Store, by going to https://Dogman-Encounters.MyShopify.comI produce 3 other podcasts that are available for listening on your favorite podcast app. If you haven't checked them out, already, here are links to them…My Bigfoot Sighting https://www.spreaker.com/show/my-bigfoot-sightingDogman Encounters https://www.spreaker.com/show/dogman-encounters-radio_2My Paranormal Experience https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxVu8_b4yxLHcZ1fNPmRkA/videosThanks, as always, for listening!

Story Grid Podcast
Beat Breakdown: Analyzing Writing Line-by-Line - Part 2

Story Grid Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 60:33


In this episode, Danielle continues walking Tim through every single line of Ed McBain's EYE WITNESS to help him identify the beats and what they are doing. This is a perfect episode for the story nerds!

CovertAction Bulletin
Eyewitness: LA's Secret Police Spy Network With Mike Rothmiller

CovertAction Bulletin

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 81:14


On this week's episode, we speak with Mike Rothmiller, former LAPD officer with the infamous Office of Criminal Intelligence Division (OCID), a historian and a New York Times best-selling author of many different books including the LA Secret Police: Inside the LAPD's Elite Spy Network and Bombshell: The Night Bobby Kennedy Killed Marilyn Monroe.Based on his own experiences and years of research, Mike shares the history and criminal behavior of the OCID, which falsified arrests, spied on politicians and and stars and sometimes acted like private intelligence for the police chief and other powerful figures throughout the late 20th century. Released in 1992, LA Secret Police provides a wealth of information on the now-defunct division.We also discuss his more recent book, Bombshell, where Mike used the OCID files as well as years of other research and interviews, to make the case that Bobby Kennedy was responsible for the death of Marilyn Monroe nearly 60 years ago.Support the show

FACTS
Acts, Luke's Eyewitness Account of the Apostles

FACTS

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 57:30


Did Luke actually write an account of the Apostles? Can we see evidence in history, and in the text itself, that the writer had a working knowledge of the key characters? In this episode, Dr. Stephen Boyce will walk the listener through these questions, and seek to answer each claim. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stephen623/support

Understand the Bible?  Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D.
The Debate about the Historical Jesus Christ

Understand the Bible? Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D.

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 57:35


Do we know anything about Jesus?”  “How can we know its true?”  And, “How reliable are the sources?”  The debate about the historical Jesus Christ gets ramped up around Easter time, and in order to answer these questions, the evidence must be analyzed.  Using the criterion of early evidences from 30-70 AD, eyewitnesses and the rule of immediacy, independent attestation, lack of continuity, coherence, shameful reports, and archaeological evidence, we have the tools to reach a verdict.  VF-2336 Watch, Listen and Learn 24x7 at PastorMelissaScott.com Pastor Melissa Scott teaches from Faith Center in Glendale. Call 1-800-338-3030 24x7 to leave a message for Pastor Scott. You may make reservations to attend a live service, leave a prayer request or make a commitment. Pastor Scott appreciates messages and reads them often during live broadcasts. Follow @Pastor_Scott on Twitter and visit her official Facebook page @Pastor.M.Scott. Download Pastor Scott's "Understand the Bible" app for iPhone, iPad and iPod at the Apple App Store and for Android devices in the Google Store. Pastor Scott can also be seen 24x7 on Roku and Amazon Fire on the "Understand the Bible?" channel. ©2022 Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D., All Rights Reserved

Cold War Conversations History Podcast
Arrested by the KGB and taken to the Lubyanka prison (237)

Cold War Conversations History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 64:02


Marti Peterson was the first female CIA operative to be assigned to Moscow, probably the most challenging posting during the Cold War. This second episode turns to TRIGON, the code name for Alexandr Ogorodnik. He was an official in the Soviet Embassy in Bogota, Columbia recruited by the CIA in 1973. Marti and TRIGON never met in person, but they shared information through dead drops and intelligence. We hear about the tradecraft involved.Marti is arrested by KGB agents and taken to Moscow's Lubyanka Prison for questioning and talks in detail about that experience.UK listeners buy Marti's the book here and support the podcastUS listeners buy Marti's the book here and support the podcastCold War history is disappearing; however, a simple monthly donation will keep this podcast on the air. You'll get a sought after CWC coaster as a thank you and you'll bask in the warm glow of knowing you are helping to preserve Cold War history. Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/If a financial contribution is not your cup of tea, then you can still help us by leaving written reviews wherever you listen to us as well as sharing us on social media. It really helps us get new guests on the show.I am delighted to welcome Marti Peterson to our Cold War conversation…Episode notes here https://coldwarconversations.com/episode237/Episode one is here https://coldwarconversations.com/episode236/Follow us on Twitter here https://twitter.com/ColdWarPodFacebook here https://www.facebook.com/groups/coldwarpod/Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/coldwarconversations/Thank you very much for listening. It is really appreciated – goodbye.Have a look at our store and find the ideal gift for the Cold War enthusiast in your life? Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/store/Support the show

Story Grid Podcast
Beat Breakdown: Analyzing Writing Line-by-Line - Part 1

Story Grid Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 63:15


Now that we have finished up the Story Grid 624 Analysis of Ed McBain's EYE WITNESS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WLiCyxIsCk), it's time to dive all the way down to the line-by-line writing. In this episode, Danielle begins walking Tim through every single line of the short story to help him identify the beats and what they are doing. This is a perfect episode for the story nerds!

FRDH Podcast with Michael Goldfarb
Ukraine: An Eyewitness's First Rough Draft of History

FRDH Podcast with Michael Goldfarb

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 36:16


To mark three months since Russia's invasion of Ukraine a conversation with the Economist's Wendell Steavenson who has been an eyewitness writing the first rough draft of the history of the war. Steavenson, a veteran reporter and author of books about the 21st century's major conflicts has fresh impressions to share with FRDH host Michael Goldfarb about Ukraine and the extraordinary mobilization of its citizens, to fight a war, like "none we have seen in this century."

Cold War Conversations History Podcast
The first female CIA officer in Cold War Moscow (236)

Cold War Conversations History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 55:12


Marti Peterson was the first female CIA operative to be assigned to Moscow, probably the most challenging posting during the Cold War. Her story begins in Laos during the Vietnam War where she accompanied her husband John, a CIA officer. She describes their life in a small city in Laos, and the devastating news she received on October 19, 1972.Marti returned to the United States and one night at dinner a good friend suggested she look into working for the CIA. After making it clear to CIA recruiters that she didn't want to be a secretary or an admin assistant they trained her to become an operative, effectively a spy. When Marti was posted to Moscow during the day, she worked as a diplomat at the U.S. Embassy. At night, on weekends and during her lunch breaks, she would report to the CIA station in the same building to do her work as an operative.UK listeners buy Marti's the book here and support the podcast US listeners buy Marti's the book here and support the podcastCold War history is disappearing; however, a simple monthly donation will keep this podcast on the air. You'll get a sought after CWC coaster as a thank you and you'll bask in the warm glow of knowing you are helping to preserve Cold War history. Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/If a financial contribution is not your cup of tea, then you can still help us by leaving written reviews wherever you listen to us as well as sharing us on social media. It really helps us get new guests on the show.I am delighted to welcome Marti Peterson to our Cold War conversation…Episode notes here https://coldwarconversations.com/episode236/Follow us on Twitter here https://twitter.com/ColdWarPodFacebook here https://www.facebook.com/groups/coldwarpod/Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/coldwarconversations/Thank you very much for listening. It is really appreciated – goodbye.Have a look at our store and find the ideal gift for the Cold War enthusiast in your life? Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/store/The Cold War Conversations Bookshop Help us to continue recording the stories of the Cold War by using our bookshop. Support the show

Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio
I'd Never Heard of Bigfoot Before I Saw One - Bigfoot Eyewitness Episode 330

Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 46:01


Tonight's guest, Blandy Duncan, lives in Hillburn, New York, on the same property he lived on when he had a face to face with a Sasquatch, when he was 11 years old. On a scorching hot, August day, in 1982, Blandy had a Sasquatch encounter while he was mowing his family's backyard. He had mowed it the day before, but his mom saw some grass that he'd missed, so she made him go back out the next day and mow the whole lawn again. Due to all the oak trees around the property, there were a lot of acorns on the lawn that he had been picking up and throwing into the woods. Well, it was a scorching hot summer day, so Blandy wasn't paying much attention to anything other than trying to survive the heat. He thought he was alone, as he was mowing the backyard. It wasn't long before he realized that he wasn't. What he saw that day was something he'd never even heard about. He had no clue what a Sasquatch was. The visitor saw to it that he got an education on that, though.If you'd like to check out my new Bigfoot show, called "My Bigfoot Sighting," you can listen using your favorite podcast app. Here's a link to the My Bigfoot Sighting Channel on Spotify...https://open.spotify.com/show/2gomYbQG2gM6gPFakCQYNL?si=M0dm3bDfR_ShTiJcHPWoyw&dl_branch=1If you've had a Sasquatch sighting and would like to be a guest on Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio, please go to https://www.BigfootEyewitness.com and submit a report.If you've had a Sasquatch sighting and would like to be a guest on My Bigfoot Sighting, please go to https://www.MyBigfootSighting.com and let me know.If you'd like to help support the show, by buying your own Bigfoot Eyewitness t-shirt or sweatshirt, please visit the Bigfoot Eyewitness Show Store, by going to https://Dogman-Encounters.MyShopify.comI produce 3 other podcasts that are available for listening on your favorite podcast app. If you haven't checked them out, already, here are links to them…My Bigfoot Sighting https://www.spreaker.com/show/my-bigfoot-sightingDogman Encounters https://www.spreaker.com/show/dogman-encounters-radio_2My Paranormal Experience https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxVu8_b4yxLHcZ1fNPmRkA/videosThanks, as always, for listening!

Story Grid Podcast
624 Review + Trope and Beat Introduction

Story Grid Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 70:21


We have wrapped up our 624 analysis of Ed McBain's short story EYE WITNESS. In this episode, Leslie does a review of the 624 then Danielle does an introduction for Tropes and Shawn follows up with introducing Beats.

Destiny Community Church
Eyewitness – Week Three

Destiny Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022


Cold War Conversations History Podcast
The 1989 World Festival of Youth and Students in Pyongyang, North Korea (235)

Cold War Conversations History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 55:18


The 13th World Festival of Youth and Students was held from 1–8 July 1989 in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. It was the largest international event staged in North Korea up until then.The event took four years of preparation by the North Korean government, which effectively spent a quarter of the country's yearly budget (US$4.5 billion) on it. Ultimately declared as the largest ever World Festival of Youth and Student with  about 22,000 people from 177 countries attending.This event was the last festival held during the Cold War era as waves of unrest began to occur throughout Central and Eastern Europe later on in the year.Greg Elmer has directed the film “The Canadian Delegation” which features long time activist Chris Frazer who was handed the task of assembling a Canadian delegation to North Korea. The film follows Frazer and a number of other delegates as they recount their participation in the Festival as world events continued to unfold around them.Cold War history is disappearing; however, a simple monthly donation will keep this podcast on the air. You'll get a sought after CWC coaster as a thank you and you'll bask in the warm glow of knowing you are helping to preserve Cold War history. Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/If a financial contribution is not your cup of tea, then you can still help us by leaving written reviews wherever you listen to us as well as sharing us on social media. It really helps us get new guests on the show.Today's episode is hosted by co-host Peter Ryan. I am delighted to welcome Greg Elmer to our Cold War conversation…Watch the film hereThere's further information and videos here. https://coldwarconversations.com/episode235/If you can't wait for next week's episode do visit our Facebook discussion group where guests and listeners continue the Cold War Conversation. Just search Cold War Conversations in Facebook.Thank you very much for listening. It is really appreciated.Support the show

The Lance Wallnau Show
Eyewitness Tells the Untold Ukraine Story

The Lance Wallnau Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 31:58


I Am Refocused Podcast Show
CNN senior political analyst & White House advisor to four Presidents David Gergen

I Am Refocused Podcast Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 6:03


New York Times-best selling author David Gergen - White House adviser to four presidents of different parties, CNN senior political analyst, and founder of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School - presents an inspiring and practical guide for emerging young leaders as well as seasoned change makers. In HEARTS TOUCHED WITH FIRE: How Great Leaders are Made (Simon & Schuster; May 10, 2022; 978-1-9821-7057-8; $29.00 hardcover), he draws on vivid examples from personal experience, history and recent headlines - from Churchill to AOC and dozens more across the public landscape - to shine a light on pathways forward. Gergen describes himself as a short-term pessimist but a long-term optimist. The next several years are likely to be rough in America, he believes, but the long-term outlook holds much greater promise. Our prospects for success, he argues, now rest heavily upon preparing rising generations for lives of service and leadership. As a White House adviser to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton, Gergen gathered invaluable lessons on leadership that he has shared for more than two decades with students at the Harvard Kennedy School. But he has long hoped to write a book that would spread those lessons more widely. In the past few years, that dream has taken on greater urgency, with growing threats to democracy at home and abroad. "Who would have believed," Gergen writes, "that for the first time since the Civil War, we would begin tearing ourselves apart? Who would have imagined that our democracy - and long-standing democratic traditions across the world - might be on the brink of collapse? But here we are. It feels as if we are driving on the side of a cliff in the middle of the night with our lights out. We all know it, but we cant seem to stop it." A Historic Passing of the Torch What we are witnessing, he notes, is an historic passing of the torch from Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation to Millennials and Gen Zers. The latter two generations, born between 1982 and 2009, are the biggest and diverse cohort in our history - and will soon be the most powerful. They have faced profound challenges in just the first two decades of the 21st century - including terrorism, deep recessions, climate disasters, racial and gender inequities, a deadly global pandemic and a poisonous polarization of our politics. The Millennials and Gen Zers are changing the face of leadership in many ways. Gergen shows how in the journeys of climate activist Greta Thunberg, the Parkland students fighting for gun sanity, Pakistani female education advocate Malala, and the organizers of the MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements. They are leading from the bottom up as well as the top down, skillfully using the power of social media and protest marches. Their experiments in leadership have brought out the biggest numbers in history in protests over women's rights, racial equity, voter suppression, gun rights and gay rights. Even as ways to exercise leadership are evolving, Gergen points out, some qualities and skills remain eternal. Courage and character, for example, have been prerequisites for great leadership through millennia, from the classical Greeks and Romans down to Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. Gergen worked early in the White House for both Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Both had courage but the first lacked character and was driven out by scandal; the second was a man of character who looks better and better through the rear view mirror. The Leader's Journey: Inner and Outer Gergen begins with a consideration of some of the most profound questions in understanding leadership. Does leadership really matter, after all? Why do we need great leaders? What are their most important qualities or traits? Why, in our society, has leadership largely been restricted in the past to white men? How can we best accelerate the spread of diversity? Gergen then describes the development of a leader in two parts: an inner journey and an outer journey. An effective leader, he argues, must first become self-aware and then achiever self-mastery. It is not enough just to be smart and talented. You must be able to master yourself before you can serve others. Your inner work should help you identify your core values and your True North. In sum, Gergen tells us how to become "author of your own life", as leadership guru and dear friend Warren Bennis puts it. Unfortunately, almost every rising leader suffers from harsh, unexpected blows - crucibles as they are called in leadership circles. They can take many shapes and forms, and they can destroy your professional as well as personal life. Yet with the right outlook, grit and perseverance, some of our most celebrated leaders have emerged stronger from such hardships. Crucibles also have the potential to instill in us great moral purpose and an opportunity to solidify our goals. As a rising leader conquers her inner journey, they must also make a transition from internal preparation to rubbing up against the outside world. In this outer journey, you must learn how to lead up, down and sideways - managing your boss, building your team, collaborating with others outside your team. Then again, how do you find a mentor? Or a sponsor? What's the difference between them? Importantly, how can you master the arts of public persuasion and deeply social media? As journey towards leadership isn't completed overnight; most fine it the work of a lifetime. Leadership in Action As the leader's inner and outer journeys converge, leadership must be put into action. You do not become a good leader, Gergen says, by studying under a lamp or earning a third or fourth academic degree. You must be "in the arena," as Theodore Roosevelt famously put it. Gergen explains why leaders must learn to lead in a crisis-making time to prepare when they can, then acting smartly when the crisis hits. Conversely, he also looks at the darkness that can descend when a leader abandons their True North and self-destructs. Finally, Gergen incorporates three of his favorite, but often overlooked, aspects of leadership: learning from history, a wicked sense of humor, and the creation of an integrated life so you have joy as well as passion. In addition, he appends a list of twenty key takeaways-an executive summary for people on the run-including such items as: Have Three Objectives Early, You're Never Too Young to Lead, and Maintain a Celestial Spark.In HEARTS TOUCHED WITH FIRE, David Gergen shares vital lessons on leadership gained from his remarkable half century in the public arena. It is not only a fitting graduation gift, but also a powerful assurance that we have every reason to be hopeful about the future if we remember who we are, take heart from the past, and unleash the idealism of today's passionate young leaders. ABOUT DAVID GERGEN David Gergen has devoted more than half a century to public service. Coming off a Navy stint, he served as a White House adviser to four US presidents of both parties: Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton. He recounted those experiences in a New York Times bestseller, Eyewitness to Power. In the 1980s, he began a second career, serving as the editor of US News & World Report and for five years a regular Friday night partner with Mark Shields as a PBS commentator on McNeil/Lehrer. Since 1999, he has served as a professor of public service and founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School. For more than two decades, he has also been a senior political analyst for CNN, where he is a respected voice in national and international affairs.Book Available on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Hearts-Touched-Fire-Great-Leaders/dp/1982170573

Common Law
S4 E8: The Psychology of Eyewitness Memory

Common Law

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 29:49


Psychologist Elizabeth F. Loftus, a leading expert on memory, discusses how her research transformed the justice system.

Story Grid Podcast
Five Commandments of Storytelling - Part 3

Story Grid Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 61:42


Continuing our 624 analysis of Ed McBain's short story EYE WITNESS, we are talking through the Five Commandments of Storytelling.This is the third in a three part episode as we deep dive through each commandment. In this episode, we go through the Climax and Resolution.

Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio
Bigfoot Eyewitness Episode 329 (The Booger Man's Gonna Get Ya!"

Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 26:13


One night, when tonight's guest, Gary Hatfield Sr., was 3 years old, he spent the night at his grandmother's house. When he got hungry, he asked her if he could go get some cookies, from the kitchen. She said yes and when he went into the kitchen, to his astonishment, he saw a large Sasquatch smiling at him through the kitchen window. Panicked, he turned around and ran back out to his grandmother, in the living room, and told her what he had just seen. In a calm voice, she told him, “You fool! That was just the Boogerman looking in at you!” That isn't the only Sasquatch-related experience Gary's had. He's had several more and we hope you'll tune in for tonight's show and listen to him talk about them.If you'd like to check out my new Bigfoot show, called "My Bigfoot Sighting," you can listen using your favorite podcast app. Here's a link to the My Bigfoot Sighting Channel on Spotify...https://open.spotify.com/show/2gomYbQG2gM6gPFakCQYNL?si=M0dm3bDfR_ShTiJcHPWoyw&dl_branch=1If you've had a Sasquatch sighting and would like to be a guest on Bigfoot Eyewitness Radio, please go to https://www.BigfootEyewitness.com and submit a report.If you've had a Sasquatch sighting and would like to be a guest on My Bigfoot Sighting, please go to https://www.MyBigfootSighting.com and let me know.If you'd like to help support the show, by buying your own Bigfoot Eyewitness t-shirt or sweatshirt, please visit the Bigfoot Eyewitness Show Store, by going to https://Dogman-Encounters.MyShopify.comThanks, as always, for listening!

Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™
271 David Gergen, Hearts Touched By Fire

Christopher Lochhead Follow Your Different™

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 67:31


Welcome to the second part of our extraordinary, unfiltered, unfettered real dialogue with David Gergen. On this episode of Christopher Lochhead: Follow Your Different, we dive into the key themes of his new book about leadership, called Hearts on Fire: How great leaders are made. David Gergen has served as an adviser to four United States President Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and most recently, Clinton. He is the rare political leader to serve his country from both Republican and Democratic vantage points. Professor Gergen also teaches public service, and as the founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also the winner of two Peabody awards for excellence in broadcasting. If you want to check out the first part our dialogue with David Gergen, you can check out FYD episode 266, where he talked about his thoughts on the war in Ukraine, and the people with important roles to play in it. David Gergen: Hearts on Fire The conversation starts off on the topic of David's new book, and how it is different from his previous work. His new book, Hearts on Fire, felt more like a love letter to the Native Digital generation, and encouraging them as they face the future ahead. David explains that he felt as though people that are currently handling the reins are going in the wrong direction. But he could see potential in the new generation, and would like to share his knowledge to them and help them grow. “There were a lot of individuals in my classroom. So I thought the world of them, and I thought they were really impressive. They have the capacity to change the world, or just manage to change this country. So this was a an attempt to call them, to summon who would like to get in the arena. I think they can make a huge difference.” – David Gergen For David, his latest work was like a Legacy book; a message he wanted to leave for the next generation. Turning Adversity into Purpose A huge topic in this book is how to tackle adversity – not just to overcome it, but to use it to find your purpose. David explains that a lot of the younger generations can do great things. But they are hampered by the fact that they have not figured out what their purpose is. “We can draw hope from the quality of the people who are coming in these next generations. They're just people who will knock your socks off when you spend time with them. But they're still searching how they can make a difference.” – David Gergen Like David said, he wanted his book to be a guide, or at the very least, share his own experiences so that the new generation can derive what they can do better in their life. David Gergen on Passing the Baton For David, writing this book was like passing the baton to the next generation. That said, he thinks that the older folks should be willing to do so, rather than clinging to power. This also leads to the discussion about how leadership is evolving nowadays. We are no longer living in a world in which leaders are only formed in our nation's most lead institutions. Rather, the current leaders of the generation come from the crowd themselves, like Greta, the Parkland students, and Malala. To hear more from David Gergen and how the younger generation's hearts of fire can help spark change in the world, download and listen to this episode. Bio David Gergen is a professor of public service and founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. In addition, he serves as a senior political analyst for CNN and works actively with a rising generation of new leaders. In the past, he has served as a White House adviser to four U.S. presidents of both parties: Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton. He wrote about those experiences in his New York Times best-seller, Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton (Simon & Schuster, 2001). In the 1980s, he began a career in journalism. Starting with the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour in 1984,

Cold War Conversations History Podcast
Britain's Cold War Human Chemical Warfare Experiments (234)

Cold War Conversations History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 68:18


Ian Foulkes was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Sarin in 1983 at the  Porton Down Chemical & Biological Defence Establishment., one of the UK's most secretive and controversial military research facilities.Ian describes in detail the process and the ill effects this caused him and shares details of a little-known fatality where 20-year-old Ronald Maddison died 45 minutes after what scientists thought was  200mg of liquid Sarin dripped onto his arm.We also talk about the development of chemical weapons during the Cold War and the history of the Porton Down Chemical & Biological Defence Establishment. Up to 20,000 people took part in various trials at Porton Down from 1949 up to 1989. In 2004 Maddison's death was ruled to have been Corporate Manslaughter. The MoD withdrew a challenge to this ruling minutes before the hearing. In 2008  the MoD paid 600 veterans of the tests £8k each without admitting liability.Now if you think there is a vast army of research assistants, audio engineers and producers putting together this podcast you'd be wrong. This podcast relies on your support to enable me to continue to capture these incredible stories and make them available to everyone for free. If you'd like to help to preserve Cold War history and enable me to continue to produce this podcast you can via one-off or monthly donations.Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/ for more details.Do join our Facebook discussion group where the cold war conversation continues between episodes. Just search Cold War Conversations in Facebook.I am delighted to welcome Ian Foulkes to our Cold War conversation…There's further information on this episode in our show notes which can also be found as a link in your podcast app here. Thank you very much for listening. It is really appreciated – goodbye.Support the show

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Five Commandments of Storytelling - Part 2

Story Grid Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 44:58


Continuing our 624 analysis of Ed McBain's short story EYE WITNESS, we are talking through the Five Commandments of Storytelling.This is the second in a three part episode as we deep dive through each commandment. In this episode, we go through the Crisis and Crisis Matrix.