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Madeline Kingsbury is a mom of two and a professional. For the last three years, she has been working at the Mayo Clinic as "Clinical Research Coordinator for Public Health, Infectious Disease, and Occupational Medicine Research. On the day Kingsbury vanished, she dropped her children off at daycare and then had a text exchange with her sister; one centered around a funny picture. There were other text messages sent to Kingsbury during the course of the day but no reply. Later that day, Kingsbury didn't pick up her children. Turns out, she also didn't go to work that day. Where is Madeline Kingsbury? As the investigation continues a highly respected prosecutor has been pulled out of retirement to help. Prosecutor Phil Prokopowicz will consult in the ongoing search for Kingsbury. Joining Nancy Grace Today: Megan Kingsbury- Victims sister, Facebook: Finding Madeline Kingsbury, GoFundMe: gofundme.com/f/the-search-for-maddi Kathleen Murphy - North Carolina Family Attorney Julie Gates- Major Law Enforcement Crime Scene Investigator, Forensic Science Program Coordinator/Instructor: Southern Crescent Technical College Dr. Angela Arnold-Psychiatrist, Atlanta GA. Expert in the Treatment of Pregnant/Postpartum Women; Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Emory University; Former Medical Director of The Psychiatric Ob-Gyn Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital Tracy Campbell- Public Relations Director, North Star International Search and Recovery (NSI) www.nsik9ta.org John Lauritsen- Reporter/CBS Minnesota (WCCO-TV, wcco.com, Twitter: @jdlauritsen John Lemley - Crime Online Investigative Reporter See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to episode 111 where we talk about setting boundaries with your boss, developing side hustles and the caveats of being self employed. In the second segment we welcome Kelsie to tell us about her experiences of being a Snapchat content creator. Please help the Chesnutt family in their time of need by donating to the GoFundMe link provided. Please share and enjoy the show! Follow us on Instagram Ron Lane (@ronfromnewengland) | Instagram Ron from New England (@thewickedplanetpodcast) | Instagram Tristan.A.Buckley (@tristan.a.buckley) | Instagram Kristen Kristen (@iridescence919) | Instagram Website Home | Deer and Crow Twitter Rondal Lane (@ronfromne) / Twitter Join the Chat on Telegram https://t.me/wickedplanet Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Donate to the show via Venmo at Ron-Lane-10 Follow Kelsie on IG Kelsie Anne (@da_big_boss86) • Instagram photos and videos Please donate to the Chesnutt Family GoFundMe using this link. Fundraiser for Crystal Chesnutt by Jaci Jacobs : The Chesnutt Family (gofundme.com)
On this week's episode: The price of freedom might be Robux ... Mickey Mouse kicks DeSantis in the balls so hard their vocal ranges match ... And we start a GoFundMe to clone George Santos and ask it what George would say. To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars Get great deals while supporting the show by checking out our sponsors: https://www.policygenius.com https://www.betterhelp.com/skepticrat https://www.manscaped.com (code SKEPTICRAT) https://www.hellofresh.com/skepticrat65 Another amazing word of the day idea from Susie Dent: https://twitter.com/susie_dent Headline Sources: George Santos charged with telling all the lies and doing all the crimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/10/nyregion/george-santos-charges.html https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/guide-george-santos-lies.html https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/17/nyregion/george-santos-vote-expulsion.html https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/19/politics/george-santos-treasurer-campaign-committee/index.html Guardsman Jack Teixeira, Pentagon leak suspect, to remain jailed as he awaits trial: https://apnews.com/article/guardsman-teixeira-military-classified-documents-leak-detention-65658c291d097c37d2b272ae5fb24a5d Russian mercenary leader offered to sell out Russian troops to Ukraine: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/05/14/prigozhin-wagner-ukraine-leaked-documents/ Marjorie Taylor Greene is in a legal mess after Milo allegedly scammed her out of $7K: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2023/05/marjorie-taylor-greene-is-in-a-legal-mess-after-milo-allegedly-scammed-her-out-of-7k/ New York education officials issue guidance about Indigenous team names: https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/20/us/new-york-schools-indigenous-ban-guidelines/index.html Ron DeSantis still getting ass handed to him by Disney: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/may/18/disney-cancels-1bn-florida-campus-2000-jobs
This week, we're sharing a recent chat with Devi Machete, an anarchist involved in the Tijuana mutual aid project known as Contra Viento y Marea Comedor which distributes clothing, medical supplies, meals and packaged food throughout the week near the border with the USA. The project, known for short as El Comedor is launching a free school and art laboratory in May. For the hour, we talk about the migrant caravan in 2018 that gave rise to El Comedor, the self-organized work around the project and resisting the dehumanization of the border through solidarity and community. Since the US allowed the Trump-Era Title 42 Covid-based restriction on immigrants entering the country to expire and has moved back to Title 8, so in a post-script Devi talks about concerns of a surge at the border and the further difficulties this change creates for migrants and refugees seeking asylum in the north. Facebook: @ContraVientoYMareaComedor Instagram: @ContraVientoYMarea_ElComedor Venmo: @TJRefugee-support Youtube Channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCFY2Pmih9n1hN1b5-6JVq9A/videos Email: email@example.com GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/migrant-organizers-of-tijuana-need-covid-support soon-to-be-relaunched website: http://www.contravientoymareatj.com/ You can also check out our prior interview with Elements of Mutual Aid directors Leah & Payton to get some visuals of El Comedor, which is a featured project in that docu-series. Announcement Phone In For Shine White All power to the people, As I've pointed out in my previous writings, Hepatitis C kills more Amerikans each day than HIV and sixty other infectious diseases combined, making it the deadliest infectious disease in the United States. It is a viral infection, caused by the Hepatitis C virus (“HCV”) that affects the liver and can result in serious, life-threatening complications. On February 15 of this year blood tests revealed that I had Hepatitis C. In contrast to NCDAC's Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) for the treatment of Hepatitis C, I was sent back to my cell, instead of having further blood testing done to determine my fibro-scores. I was provided no further information, other than that I had Hepatitis C and that I would be seen by the facility's healthcare provider at a later date. The following days were mentally exhausting. Only after consulting with a prisoner who was receiving treatment for HCV at the time, did I become aware of the procedures that are in place for evaluating and treating prisoners who have the Hep-C virus. Before treatment can be started, additional blood testing is required to determine one's level of fibrosis. After becoming aware of the aforementioned, I immediately began to submit sick calls requesting the required blood testing be done to determine my Fib-4 index score. My sick calls went unanswered, only after those of you on the outside made calls to the prison on my behalf was I taken to medical to have the Fib-4 test done. The test results revealed that my Fib-4 score was 5.7, which indicates that I am at risk of cirrhosis, liver disease and/or liver cancer. However, the health care provider has yet to begin my treatment. These scores were revealed to me on March 3, subsequently I've not been assessed by medical personnel since, despite submitting multiple sick-calls due to the complications I am experiencing caused by the hepatitis-c virus. Since early March I have lost approximately 30 pounds, I have various pock-like scores on my lower legs, rashes cover my elbows and knees, and the sharp pains in my lower back and side make it difficult to sleep at night. When I inquire about my treatment, the response I receive is that it is out of their hands. I am firmly convinced that they have no intentions of treating me. Combined with the recent continuation of my term on supermax, it's evident that their intentions are to hold me incommunicado and hope that the hepatitis-c will do what they have been unable to do - silence me! Having to openly admit that I am at the mercy of my overseers infuriates me. I feel helpless and I am scared. I'm witnessing what is being done to Komrade Rashid, I witnessed the late elder Maroon Shoatz languish with cancer for years, Mumia Abu-Jamal continues to suffer from complications caused by hepatitis-c, the names go on and on. I feel as if my twenty-year prison sentence has become a death sentence. I entreat that calls be made and emails be sent on my behalf, demanding that I be treated immediately. Only if pressured by those of you on the outside will these miscreants act with professionalism. I am deeply grateful for the support. I conclude this as I began, Daring to struggle, daring to win All power to the people, Joseph “Shine White” Stewart Below is the contact information for those who should be contacted: NCDAC's Deputy Secretary - Comprehensive Health Services Gary Junker 919-838-4000 firstname.lastname@example.org Chief Deputy Secretary - Rehabilitative and Correctional Services Maggie Brewer 919-733-9313 email@example.com Facility's lead nurse J Rowe firstname.lastname@example.org . ... . . Featured Tracks: One by J Dilla from Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumental En Caravana by Chiky Rasta Es Épico by Canserbero from Can Vive
Topless Bezos, Shemy Schembechler's twitter gets him fired, RIP Jim Brown, Taylor Swift's porn-loving boyfriend, Sundays with Eli Zaret, Brian Kohbooger on Dateline, Anna Nicole Smith & J Howard Marshall, and Jeffrey Epstein threatened Bill Gates because Bill was being cheap. You guys have had a YouTube channel for 7 years, but you've only got almost 8k subscribers? iTunes screwed us over last week. Eli Zaret drops by to rant against Shemy Schembechler's incredibly quick tenure at Michigan, eulogize the polarizing Jim Brown, the downfall of boxing, Charles Barkley over-exposure, Ja Morant vs the Crips, recap the NBA Playoffs, the Detroit Tigers and the LA Dodgers vs Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Divas: Jay Z and Beyonce have the biggest, ugliest, most expensive house in California. Beyonce is rolling in the dough. Taylor Swift's new man jerks it to "violent rape" porn. Will Taylor Swift ever show her boobs willingly? Janelle Monáe frees the nipple in latest promotion. Henry Ford, Madonna and Taylor Lautner are the most famous people from Michigan. Drew Crime: It turns out Bryan Kohberger was a creep before the murders. Go figure. BTK has to be revived because of Kohbooger. 48 Hours covered the stabbing of Donna Ongsiako. They also cover the plot to kill Jamie Faith. Drew comes to the realization that he did meth. Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to nordvpn.com/dams to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + a Bonus Gift! It's completely risk free with Nord's 30-day money-back guarantee! More Sports: John Daly racked up an incredible Taco Bell bill. Tiger Woods with a major victory in court vs his ex-girlfriend. The Preakness raises it's body count. More Drew Crime: A gas station shooting in Detroit leads to some questionable charges. Drew's Videos: Drew really wanted to watch the city council meeting shenanigans. He also loved to re-watch the best of Maury. A fake Paul Stanley powered through a hair fire. Drew felt the need to stare at Jim Fouts speaking for over an hour. Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez are enjoying their mega-yacht with a figurehead of Lauren carved into the front. There's not a hair on Bezos' body. Kevin Adell's sells WADL seemingly to pay off what he owes the government. Karl Hamburger roasted The Jade & Andy Show recently. J. Howard Marshall was over the moon for Anna Nicole Smith. What a match made in heaven. Anna Nicole Smith is officially smarter than Britney Spears following this scientific poll. Billy McFarland has secured funding for Fyre Festival II. Corporate News: Adidas is selling $1B worth of Yeezys and then donating the proceeds to virtue signal and get a write off. Nordstrom has hot products these days. Bud Light sales are falling and it may no longer be the most popular beer. Target has 'tuck-friendly' swimwear. Ford made a pride ad and people are angry. Miller Lite's Sofia Colucci had to scrub her social media following their month-old campaign. Kanye's girlfriend's nipples are showing. Influencer News: Livvy Dunne is the humble leader of her Boner Army. The Cavinder Twins like being catcalled on the internet, not in real life. Instagram crashed and prevented us from seeing the tennis-themed Boner Army of Rachel Stuhlmann. Everybody is laughing at Not-a-Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's fake car chase. Meghan and Harry would like their privacy please. Jeffrey Epstein was allegedly blackmailing Bill Gates who was banging Mila Antonova. Slow down on solving the debt ceiling issue, guys. Alec Baldwin decided to rip a server for doing her job. Brittney Griner returned to the WNBA floor with Kamala Harris courtside. Nurse Karen has a GoFundMe. She is currently in hiding due to death threats. Daniel Penny has raised $2.7M for his defense fund. Visit Our Presenting Sponsor Hall Financial – Michigan's highest rated mortgage company If you'd like to help support the show… please consider sub...
Prepare to be properly whelmed by a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!Ellen Acuario is known by many for her fearless and biting commentary on TikTok. Her presence on the app was a result of wanting to provide the perspective that she didn't have as a child. She carried this energy into her first children's book BE YOU: The Adventures of Penguin and Panda. Plus: here about how she met Helen Hong many years ago!Mike Pesca is an award-winning journalist who hosts the popular news podcast “The Gist,” which publishes new episodes every day. He'll tell us how he finds the energy to make a constant stream of content and what changes he would make to NPR. We'll also learn about how he and his wife helped a family of Ukrainian refugees. If you'd like to help out this family and learn more about their story, visit their GoFundMe page. Our guests will answer trivia about the many things we love about film.Areas of expertiseEllen: Tennis.The movie 10 Things I Hate About You. Steven Yeun.Mike: College nicknames and mascots. The movie Caddyshack. The International Criminal Court in The Hague.What's the difference: All AloneWhat's the difference between a monologue and a soliloquy?What's the difference between being lonely and being lonesome?Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongEllen AcuarioMike PescaWith guests expertsKaren McCullah & Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith: The writing duo behind movies including The House Bunny, Legally Blonde, and 10 Things I Hate About You,.Larisa Oleynik: Actor whose work includes 10 Things I Hate About You.Michael O'Keefe: Actor who played Danny Noonan in Caddyshack.Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our upcoming live shows in LA by YOU!
Michael returns to Malt Couture. That's good! Then Alex finds out he has cancer. That's bad. But you can support Alex through the links below. That's good! The Beer News features a story about Founder's second racial discrimination lawsuit. That's bad. But in Wisconsin, they're updating old dumb beer laws. That's good! To allow children to serve alcohol to adults.......... (That's bad.) Can we go listen to the episode now? Thanks to Moonlight Brewing Co. for sponsoring this episode! Follow them on Instagram @MoonlightBrewing! Use code MALT15 for 15% off your order. There are several ways to help support Alex Kidd and his family during his battle with cancer: You can donate to his GoFundMe. Thanks Tom Maugeri for setting that up. If brewers want to get involved there is a "LIFE" Internation Barleywine Collab that Drew Pool of Wren House is putting together. You can click the link to get all the updates about the collab and shared recipe. For more info about colon cancer and to help support the fight against it check out the Colon Cancer Foundation.
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported last year that there's around $88 billion of medical debt in collections, and about 43 million Americans have medical debt on their credit report. Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – three major credit reporting companies in the U.S. – have eased how much medical debt impacts someone's credit score. The companies no longer include medical debt that is paid off or less than a year old on a report.But a medical bill can be plenty stressful before it goes to a debt collector. People often turn to crowdfunding sources like GoFundMe to help pay those costs when they get them.We continue our series with Bloomberg News with a discussion about medical debt in the U.S. and how we deal with it. Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find out how to connect with us by visiting our website.
Drew's 8-year-old hero, Ja Morant newest gun video, Eli Zaret day, Miller Lite's the newest beer to upset people, Drew Crime: Lori Vallow found guilty, Howard Stern backlash over old interviews, a butt plug travels at the speed of sound, and Drew's Crank revelation. We See it Eli's Way on Ja Morant's latest gun toting video & team suspension, the most unapologetic athletes, the Detroit Pistons draft lottery chances, Greg Kelser vs the N-word, Bob Huggins slip ups, Hunter Dickinson's "legacy", the Detroit Lions 2024 chances, RIP Don Denkinger, and a brand-new Barbara phone call to 97.1 The Ticket. Trudi interrupts the show to let us know that Martha Stewart is baring it all in Sports Illustrated and that Neil Patrick Harris is looking hot these days. Ferndale's No Mow May kinda sounds homophobic. Everybody has been wasting prayers on Jamie Foxx, as he's fine and playing Pickleball... in a rehab facility. Over $2M has been raised for Daniel Penny's defense fund. Jordan Neely's GoFundMe is up to $130K. Meanwhile, Daniel Perry has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of Garrett Foster. Greg Abbott plans to pardon him. Miller Lite told Bud Light "hold my beer" and decided to market against their core demo. You'd never know it, but most Americans actually don't agree with all this gender stuff and oppose children transitioning. In other news, another dude won a female race. Drew introduces us to Cilla Black and the worst music video possibly ever. Drew Crime: Lori Vallow has been convicted of multiple murders. Drew tells the tale of terrible son, William Leslie Arnold. Investigation ID covered a rental property murder. Barry Morphew and daughters have popped up on GMA. A Bart Simpson wannabe saved the day with a sling shot. 8-year-old Nante Niemi almost spent "the rest of his life" in the UP's Porcupine Mountains. 13-year-old Dillon Reeves has the key to the city of Warren. Buzzfeed complied all the old "troublesome" interview done by Howard Stern. All the Boomers out there have no idea how hard it is financially for Gen Z. Megan Fox is hiding her weird thumbs on the cover of SI. Dave Chappelle is not a fan of San Francisco these days. Cash App's Bob Lee was banging his murderer's sister, taking her to underground sex parties and doing lots of drugs. Tranq is turning LA's drug users into zombies. Drew talks about his meth/crank days. TMZ plans on destroying Britney Spears tonight. Sam Asghari makes a statement A metal butt plug has made it to this man's chest cavity. ABC7 newsman, Ken Rosato, has been BLOWN OUT for calling his co-anchor a c***. Taylor Swift stopped her show to berate a security guard. The 51 'former-intelligence' liars aren't going away and some people call that election interference. Miles Bridges has never, and will never apologize for beating his wife. We have more LaraJuicyTV videos to cover. WATP's Karl joins us tomorrow. Visit Our Presenting Sponsor Hall Financial – Michigan's highest rated mortgage company If you'd like to help support the show… please consider subscribing to our YouTube Page, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels, Jim Bentley and BranDon). Or don't, whatever.
In April of 2019, a 22-year-old mom went missing from North Carolina without any of her family or friends realizing, because they continued to receive messages from her as if nothing was wrong. When her mom finally got suspicious and started digging, she found that no one had actually seen her daughter in three months. This is the story of Monica Moynan. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/going-west-true-crime/id1448151398 Patreon: patreon.com/goingwestpodcast CASE SOURCES 1. Mirror: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/killer-pretended-victim-twisted-text-27234746 2. CBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk-bNX70Bjs 3. People: https://people.com/crime/ex-convicted-of-murdering-missing-mom-faking-texts-to-her-parents-to-hide-killing/ 4. Monica's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moni.day.5473 5. Monica's GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/justiceformoni?sharetype=teams&member=3182768&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=p_na%20share-sheet&pc_code=fb_co_postupdate_a&rcid=d88f9dee401248119ca0d855b50b6f39&fbclid=IwAR3nfVaXJPJfCzlgVxHyqGh4ynAr-HbMp94_RFsUTiDbID0Q-qajLcXXAj4 6. ABC: https://abc11.com/brian-sluss-murder-trial-monica-moynan-holly-springs/11741908/ 7. The Herald-Sun: https://www.newspapers.com/image/646052158/?terms=%22monica%20moynan%22&match=1 8. Oxygen: https://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/brian-sluss-convicted-murder-monica-moynan-north-carolina#:~:text=Moynan's%20two%20daughter%2C%20now%20ages,been%20adopted%20by%20the%20Tuckers. 9. CBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuZnE7C05pE 10. ABC: https://abc11.com/jarlyn-lisbeth-sluss-holly-springs-murder-arrest/6176354/ 11. WRAL: https://www.wral.com/monica-moynan-s-family-reacts-to-guilty-verdict-of-brian-sluss/20256633/ 12. Winston-Salem Journal: https://journalnow.com/police-find-blood-search-woods-in-virginia-for-missing-nc-woman/article_d22fd6f9-2d2b-5e6e-b60e-43227ba04caa.html 13. Brian's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011630854989 14. ABC: https://abc11.com/brian-sluss-trial-monica-moynan-holly-springs-murder/11792035/ 15. ABC: https://abc11.com/jarlyn-sluss-monica-moynan-brian-holly-springs-missing-mom/6179660/?fbclid=IwAR3Siemwgs_eGBwzyAdi9grnAIRAH6C7J9AigxzRH2MZow1pUYod3qafwU0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It's Tuesday, May 16th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Kevin Swanson 6-year-old boy only one in family to survive Texas mall massacre Only one member of the Cho Family — a 6-year-old boy -- survived the Texas mall massacre last week in Allen Texas, reports ABC News. William Cho lost his parents and 3-year-old brother that day. The Cho family was part of the Prestonwood Christian School and community in Plano, Texas. Pastor Jack Graham commented on the Christian community helping out. GRAHAM: “This wonderful, sweet family, three of the four now in Heaven, one child left behind needs the ministry and the care of Christian people. Our entire community needs this as well. The church is made for a time like this. Christians are made for moments like these so that we can show the love of Christ and to be there for people.” Thus far, the Go Fund Me campaign for little William Cho has raised almost $1.9 million. Psalm 68:5-6 tells us, “A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity.” Non-mortgage debt on the rise Consumer non-mortgage debt is on the rise in the U.S. It's now at $4.64 trillion, up from $2.7 trillion ten years ago. That's an appreciable increase in debt per Gross Domestic Product as well. Overall household debt now exceeds $25.5 trillion, according to numbers just released by the New York Fed. Debt in America is 360% of Gross Domestic Product The overall debt in America has grown from 160% of the Gross Domestic Product – the sum total value of all goods and services -- in 1980 to 360% of the GDP today. The federal deficit for this fiscal year has already topped $1.1 trillion, and estimates for the 2023 and 2024 deficits hover around $1.8 trillion. The average deficits between 2013 and 2018 were about $600 billion. The average deficit under the Clinton administration was 1.6% of the GDP. The average deficit under the George W. Bush administration was 3.3% of the GDP. The average deficit under the Barack Obama administration was 4.9%. The average deficit under the Trump administration was 7.4%. And now, the average deficit under the Biden administration is estimated at 7.9%. American optimism declining Pew Research finds that American optimism has taken a dive in the last two years. Now, a full 58% of Americans believe that life was better 50 years ago in 1973. Just two years ago, only 43% of Americans claimed that. Democrats tend to be more optimistic. Deuteronomy 28:43-45 reminds us that “the alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. Moreover, all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments.” Trump makes exceptions on abortion An eye-opening interview with Donald Trump conducted by the Messenger over the weekend pressed in on the former president's views on abortion. THE MESSENGER: "Abortion is a big issue you talked about in 2022 when you said that Republicans didn't really have the right message. They didn't know how to talk about the issue properly. So what's the right way for a Republican to talk about abortion in the 2024 elections?" TRUMP: “Well, pretty much what I said in the CNN town hall. ... First of all, I'm a believer in the exceptions, right? And just as Ronald Reagan was a believer in the exceptions, but I'm a believer in the exceptions … the life of the mother, raping and incest. … The other thing I really believe is that the radicals are people that would have a baby destroyed, killed at the end of the ninth month or even after birth.” Later in the conversation, this was said. THE MESSENGER: "DeSantis signed a six-week abortion restriction in Florida. Do you think he was right to do that?" TRUMP: “Well, he has to do what he has to do. If you look at what DeSantis did, a lot of people don't even know if he knew what he was doing. But he signed six weeks, and many people within the pro-life movement feel that that was too harsh.” THE MESSENGER: "What do you think? Is it too harsh for you?" TRUMP: “I'm looking at all alternatives. I'm looking at many alternatives. But I was able to get us to the table by terminating Roe v. Wade. That's the most important thing that's ever happened for the pro-life movement.” The U.S. church gender gap The church gender gap in America is bigger than you may have thought. A recently released Study of Faith and relationships looked at 19,000 Sunday church attendees and found that there are 42% more never-married single women than never-married men in the pews today. The gender gap between single, divorced churchgoers is 77 percent women to 23 percent men. Overall, women make up 62 percent of all Sunday church attendees. Here's another important takeaway from the study. Faithful marriages matter. While less than half of young adults in the U.S. grew up in continuously married homes, a full 87% of young men still attending church grew up in continuously married homes. Canadian government looking to punish Christian on-line content The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission will now be regulating online content, according to the newly adopted Online Streaming Act, reports the CBC. It will have the power to impose financial penalties on anybody who violates parts of the act, which includes respecting diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity. The Canadian Radio-Television Commission already regulates Christian broadcasters, requiring them to dedicate broadcast time to promoting other religions. No more COVID passports for incoming vistors to America Beginning last Friday, Canadians and other multinationals may enter the U.S. without proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The Biden administration dropped the requirement, following a vote of the US House of Representative to that order in February. Japan dropped their requirements for COVID vaccines or testing on April 29th. And China and Brazil still require testing before entering their respective nations. SpaceX launched another 56 satellites And finally, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched another 56 satellites over the weekend taking the total to over 4,400. His Starlink internet system now has an estimated 1.5 million subscribers. The Royal Caribbean cruise line has implemented the system. The dish will run you $599, and the monthly cost will be $90-$120. If you're an RV'er, and on the move, the month's rate jacks up to $150. That gets you 30 gigs a day. Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, May 16th in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Brian Wehrle vanished without a trace during a trip to his hometown of Carrollton, Georgia. Everyone suspects foul play, but no one knows what could have happened to him. And nearly 14 years after his disappearance, his family is hoping someone out there has the information they need to bring Brian home.Brian is white, and at the time of his disappearance, he had blond hair, blue eyes, and weighed about 140 pounds. He's 5'7… and if he's alive today, he's 52-years-old.If you have any information about Brian's disappearance – or know how his car ended up in Chattanooga, Tennessee in the fall of 2009 – please contact the Carrollton Police Department at 770-834-4451.To help Brian's family raise money for billboards, you can donate to their GoFundMe page, Find Brian Wehrle.Visit our blogpost for this episode to find a full list of guides and tip sheets on what to do when a loved one goes missing. And make sure you follow audiochuck and ALL of our shows on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook so that you never miss an update! Did you know you can listen to this episode ad-free? Join the Fan Club! Visit https://crimejunkieapp.com/library/ to view the current membership options and policies.Source materials for this episode cannot be listed here due to character limitations. For a full list of sources, please visit: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/missing-brian-wehrle/
In 2021, we worked with Amanda Rickles to cover the disappearance of her uncle, Brian Wehrle. You may remember that 39-year-old Brian Wehrle, drove through the great Atlanta Flood of 2009 to be in his hometown of Carrollton, GA for a court date—one he never made. Now, Amanda has secured new, major coverage of Brian's case in hopes of pushing his case forward, but she needs your help, too: she's working to fund a billboard campaign in Carrollton, GA to draw awareness to Brian's disappearance. Thank you to Audiochuck for their willingness to bring Brian's case to their audience and help raise the profile of Amanda's campaign; this support is VITAL to help in resolving Brian's case. His family has been waiting for almost 14 years for answers and with your help and this media boost, those answers may finally come. Please donate to her Go Fund Me here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/find-brian-wehrle Listen to new coverage of Brian's case: https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/missing-brian-wehrle/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hey everyone! No, your podcast app is not malfunctioning. This is not a Treyslation. This is an episode of The Pilgrimage Podcast with Zeru Fitsum, and Zeru & I (Trey) had a really dope conversation I wanted to share with y'all while 3BM is in our offseason. You can check out The Pilgrimage Podcast wherever you listen to Treyslation. Everything beneath this is copied directly from The Pilgrimage shownotes: Aye y'all?! What's good? We have a revisiting guest in Pastor R.G.A. "Trey" Ferguson III on this episode. We chop it up about how battle rap has influenced his preaching by way of helping him craft words that land and sit with people in meaningful ways. I had fun with this one, family. We talk about pastoral care, love, and accountability. Also, Trey is writing a book!! It's called Theologizin' Bigger and I'm anticipating it's release ever-so fervently. In all reality, I just really trust Trey and his heart for people and his walking according to the path God has him on. If you'd like to financially support him on the way to publication, here is his GoFundMe where he explains the reason behind his fundraising technique as a Black Writer: https://www.gofundme.com/f/theologizinbigger You can follow Trey's work on these different sites: Twitter - @PastorTrey05 Instagram - @PastorTrey05 Substack - https://pastortrey05.substack.com/?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=substack_profile New Living Treyslation - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/new-living-treyslation/id1576078435 Three Black Men Podcast- Trey co-hosts 3 Black Men with Sam Gay and Robert Monson. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/three-black-men-theology-culture-and-the-world-around-us/id1535582503 Here are Robert and Sam's individual podcasts: (Robert) Black Coffee and Theology Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/black-coffee-and-theology-podcast/id1577198625. Sam We Gon' Talk About It - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/we-gon-talk-about-it/id1620682591 Trey's Tip Jar Trey's Venmo: @PastorTrey05 Trey's Cashapp: $PastorTrey05 My Socials Twitter - @ZeruFitsum Instagram - @zeru_fitsum Substack - https://zeru.substack.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/treyslation/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/treyslation/support
Welcome to a special episode of Ahch-To Radio, presenting the Star Wars Visions Vol. 2 "SITH" roundtable! We were lucky enough to join several other podcasts in a conversation with director Rodrigo Blaas. It's a great listen for anyone that enjoys understanding the creative processes of filmmaking & animation, from the design level, to the character level, and beyond. Culture, themes, and so much more! We hope you enjoy it. Thanks again to our friends at Disney & Lucasfilm for including us. Find @AhchToRadio on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and our YouTube channel! And lastly, find Alden @ThatAldenDiaz on Twitter and Instagram! DONATE to help Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. Follow the link here, and check out a further list of resources here. Support the What Choice fundraiser, benefitting the National Abortion Federation! Follow What Choice on Twitter as well. Find & support The Amidala Initiative on Twitter, and support the fundraiser benefitting Equality Texas on their GoFundMe page. #TransRightsAreHumanRights Check out the #BlackoutStarWarsEclipse campaign to stand with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Ahch-To Radio is a Star Wars podcast feed fueled by the love of that galaxy far, far away. Creator & Host Alden Diaz dives into the story & themes through interviews, Star Wars origin stories, analyses, and more. Plus, Ahch-To Radio is also home to our Star Wars Rebels rewatch show, A Rewatch Between Worlds, with Alden & Nicky Kumar!
Today, Dan and Jordan welcome Erica Lafferty to the show to discuss her experience as the lead plaintiff in the Connecticut case against Alex Jones, her medical situation, and much more. Click here to check out Erica's GoFundMe
This week I sit down with, Patrick Sutton, we delve into the layers of masculinity and challenge societal norms as the basis for our understanding of what it means to be a man. We specifically explore black masculinity and how it can often be overshadowed by external expectations. By focusing on the "hows" rather than the "whats", we aim to develop a deeper understanding and mutual respect for a neutral standard of what black masculinity truly looks like. Join us as we navigate this complex topic and strive towards a more inclusive understanding of masculinity. Catch up with Patrick on socials: IG: iampatrickladonis LinkedIn: Patrick Sutton Watch episode 101 of SCALES: The Webseries on Youtube Please support my family's GoFundMe ✨ Head to Magicmind.co/dumas and use code DUMAS20 to get your pack of Magic Mind
Welcome to the final installment of The Mandalorian Diaries for Season 3 on Ahch-To Radio! Join Alden for the continued adventures of our favorite father & son, with reflections, analyses, and more. Today we're exploring the SEASON 3 FINALE - Rick Famuyiwa's "Chapter 24: The Return." How does this episode show Din Djarin, Grogu, & Bo-Katan defining the identity of the future? What does Gideon's heinous villain plot represent for the thematic tension of the story? And what can we gather from the concept of "the return" in our mythic arcs? There's so much to explore as the show finds a whole new beginning. Let us know what you think! And remember - everyone deserves to play in the sun. They're the best of us. Find @AhchToRadio on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and our YouTube channel! And lastly, find Alden @ThatAldenDiaz on Twitter and Instagram! DONATE to help Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. Follow the link here, and check out a further list of resources here. Support the What Choice fundraiser, benefitting the National Abortion Federation! Follow What Choice on Twitter as well. Find & support The Amidala Initiative on Twitter, and support the fundraiser benefitting Equality Texas on their GoFundMe page. #TransRightsAreHumanRights Check out the #BlackoutStarWarsEclipse campaign to stand with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Ahch-To Radio is a Star Wars podcast feed fueled by the love of that galaxy far, far away. Creator & Host Alden Diaz dives into the story & themes through interviews, Star Wars origin stories, analyses, and more. Plus, Ahch-To Radio is also home to our Star Wars Rebels rewatch show, A Rewatch Between Worlds, with Alden & Nicky Kumar!
Two sisters, Magi and Memo, track down an American man accused of sexual abuse at a children's home in Kenya. It's a story spanning two continents… following those who give everything to make things right. This story, while not graphic, does involve child abuse, including sexual abuse, and the death of a child. Sensitive listeners, please be advised. Thank you so much to everyone in this story. To Magi and Memo, for sharing your lives with us over the past two years. Magi has started a GoFundMe to raise money for the survivors of the Dow Children's Home. To Janice and especially to Joy — Kongoi for your courage and your strength. Kongoi as well to Geoffrey Ng'tich, Beatrice Korir, and Joshua Abudoh. Translation by Caroline Chebet Recording engineers: Josh Wilcox, Ryan Geesaman, and Coconut Original score by Renzo Gorrio Produced and reported by Halima Gikandi and John Fecile Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 14 - Episode 19
Pete, Chris, and Joey crush another episode with a feature on the infamous Australian gangland figure, Tilly Devine. Her reign during 1920s/30s Sidney and the razor wars were legendary and they discuss the details with Mick, a former Australian police officer. It's a great discussion on a turbulent time Down Under!Chris has the horns in the metal segment and does his feature on King Parrot and other heavy metal news. Plus, a new Killer Cage Match, mayhem stories from Pete and Joey, and more insanity.Music by Truth Corroded, King Parrot, and Asylum.Order mech, join the 666 Club, and more at Murder Metal Mayhem.Go to the Fred Livingston Jr. GoFundMe page to support his family. Fred died during the roof collapse at the Morbid Angel show in Belvidere, IL when the roof collapsed.Order any of Pete's books on his new website with a great online store.Follow Joey's Goremonger page for updates on his music and his distro, FTA Records.Spreading like the case of the clap in a trailer park. MurderMetalMayhem.com
Airbnb reported its first-quarter earnings yesterday, and it was a thoroughly mixed bag for investors. On one hand, last quarter looked pretty good — on the other, the gig-work hospitality company is projecting fewer bookings even as the summer travel season kicks off. We take a closer look at what the report says. Plus, states in the Mountain West are experiencing inflation at higher rates than other regions, partly due to high prices at the pump. And, the United Nations is turning to GoFundMe to raise money to avert an ecological disaster in war-torn Yemen.
Airbnb reported its first-quarter earnings yesterday, and it was a thoroughly mixed bag for investors. On one hand, last quarter looked pretty good — on the other, the gig-work hospitality company is projecting fewer bookings even as the summer travel season kicks off. We take a closer look at what the report says. Plus, states in the Mountain West are experiencing inflation at higher rates than other regions, partly due to high prices at the pump. And, the United Nations is turning to GoFundMe to raise money to avert an ecological disaster in war-torn Yemen.
A South Carolina man who was critically injured in a deadly crash caused by a suspected drunk driver is out of the hospital, family members said. Aric Hutchinson and his new wife, Samantha, were leaving their wedding reception in Folly Beach when their golf cart was hit by a suspected drunk driver. Samantha Hutchinson died from her injuries, while Aric suffered two broken legs, multiple broken bones in his face and brain injuries. Two other people on the cart were injured in the crash. Annette Hutchinson, Aric's mother, posted an update on GoFundMe that said Aric was released from the hospital while he continues his recovery. More than $690,000 has been raised for the family so far. READ MORE: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/crime/south-carolina-groom-injured-deadly-crash-recovering-at-home-aric-hutchinson/275-dbc92a2c-5b2e-4c45-bc17-480fcf61efdb The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools board meeting Tuesday saw tension rise as over 40 speakers expressed their concerns on a variety of topics, from book bans to student redistricting. CMS School Board Member Jennifer De La Jara, an at-large member of the board since 2019, also announced that she would not be running for re-election. She alluded to supporting a candidate who represents a new voice of the community in her farewell address. “I would never suggest that anyone vote just on identity politics,” De La Jara said. “It is time that we make history. I will be supporting a strong Latina candidate who is a qualified thought leader and has a deep passion for advancing student outcomes and just happens to be bilingual and bicultural.” READ MORE: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/education/cms-school-board-meeting-speakers-hot-button-topics/275-320362ba-bed7-4347-b73f-87f83d645209 Watch Wake Up Charlotte each weekday morning from 4:30 to 7 a.m. on WCNC Charlotte, and as always, join the conversation on social media using #WakeUpCLT!
Jamie is finally sharing the heavily requested Saddle Ranch video of Tom and Raquel after boy's night. She is raising funds for a podcast listener whose family home burned down in a house fire. The family lost everything so proceeds from this month's Patreon will go to their Go Fund Me. It was the push Jamie needed to launch the page; hear what else will be on there. Then Jamie discusses her first week on adderall and if it's helping her ADHD symptoms. Last, she shares updates including Scheana's birthday party (Happy Birthday Scheana!!), the grand openings for Sugar Taco #3 and The Plant Butchers, and her live podcast in NYC next week! Outro song: "Calm down" by Rema w/ Selena Gomez Follow us: @jamielynneallover Patreon: www.patreon.com/jamieallover Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week Moshe and Natasha explore pickleball as a potential new hobby, fun GoFundMes, and more! They give advice to one caller who's texting with a guy in a country she can't travel to and another who wants to drop the benefits but stay friends/maintain the drug connection. Submit your deepest secrets to the Endless Honeymoon Secrets Hotline: (213) 222-8608 and ask Natasha and Moshe for relationship advice: email@example.com. We have merch! Get beanies, mugs, silk robes, and more: http://endlesshoneymoonpod.com/shopCome to our next dinner party, get merch discounts, mystery boxes, etc.: https://www.patreon.com/endlesshoneymoonThis week's episode is brought to you by: http://athleticgreens.com/endlesshoneymoonhttp://helixsleep.com/honeymoon
In November of 2021, a 39-year-old man vanished in Los Angeles during an Uber ride across the city in broad daylight. He texted 911 for help along his way, but when the dispatcher reached out, he didn't respond. He never arrived at his destination, and was never seen again, despite his driver claiming he had been dropped off. But as of this week, some answers have come to the case. This is the story of Beau Mann. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/going-west-true-crime/id1448151398 Patreon: patreon.com/goingwestpodcast CASE SOURCES 1. GoFundMe for Beau: https://www.gofundme.com/f/find-beau-mann 2. Sober Grid: https://www.sobergrid.com/ 3. NBC: https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/beau-mann-sent-text-911-help-now-he-s-been-n1295146 4. Kyle's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyle-abramson-8322aa15 5. Canyon News: https://www.canyon-news.com/beau-mann-texted-911-then-went-missing/158002 6. Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/MissingPersons/comments/t292kq/beau_mann_39_founder_of_sobergrid_has_been/ 7. Help Find Beau Mann Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/370630504941123 8. Telegram: https://www.telegram.com/story/news/2022/01/05/oxford-family-seeks-answers-beau-mann-missing-la-since-november/9069858002/ 9. News Nation Now: https://www.newsnationnow.com/missing/what-happened-to-man-who-texted-911-before-he-vanished/ 10. Web Sleuths: https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/ca-beau-mann-39-texted-%E2%80%9C911%E2%80%9D-shortly-after-leaving-convenience-store-studio-city-30-nov-2021.607214/page-5 11. This Naked Mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ihWeJl-z2g 12. Beau's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beaumann1/ 13. News Nation Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aToQYEyPBo 14. Help Find Beau Mann: https://www.facebook.com/groups/370630504941123/permalink/612140567456781 15. Web Sleuths: https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/ca-beau-mann-39-texted-%E2%80%9C911%E2%80%9D-shortly-after-leaving-convenience-store-studio-city-30-nov-2021.607214/page-5 16. Joanna's Obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/latimes/name/joanna-goode-obituary?id=38719387 17. Jo's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jo.goode3/friends Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In 2020, the romance novel community was saddened to learn that author Susan Meachen died by suicide. On Facebook, Susan's daughter asked for people to buy her mother's book and donate to their family's GoFundMe in honor of Susan. Two years later, the community was stunned to learn Susan was alive and well. She had also infiltrated the Facebook group as a fake member, accusing people of bullying Susan and causing her suicide. Webcrawlerspod@gmail.com626-604-6262Discord / Twitter / Instagram / Patreon / MerchSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/webcrawlers. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
McCovey Chronicles: for San Francisco Giants fans
Last year's Bullpen Trust Power Rankings saga saw us putting a lot of unintentional hexes on Giants relievers almost as soon as we published the list. Will the team's bad luck hold or will our rankings actually be how the team sees things with the eight guys currently in their pen? Beyond trusting relievers, there's some pretty exciting talk about how well Alex Cobb is doing as well as some Giants prospects. Do these positive outweigh the negatives? What are those negatives? You'll just have to tune in and listen. And if you have the time to spread the word or donate, please check out the GoFundMe we mentioned a couple of weeks ago that's still ongoing for one of our listener's students: Fundraiser by Lucille Whiley : Family start over needed miracle (gofundme.com) Giants Chroncast is a part of the brand new Fans First Sports Network (@FansFirstSN on Twitter). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Keith and Britney welcome Mike Manalo back to Hard NOC Life to discuss his review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and reflect on his conversations with the film's lead hero and villain, Chris Pratt and Chukwudi Iwuji. Hard NOC Life is brought to you by Paramount+. Get lost in new seasons and new series you won't find anywhere else on Paramount+. Try it FREE! https://paramountplus.qflm.net/c/4058705/1001331/3065 This episode is also sponsored by Goli. Use the code HARDNOC to get 10% off and Free Shipping on your order at https://go.goli.com/hardnoc All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit "play," and check this. Subscribe to all of the podcasts in the Hard NOC Media family on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, NPR One, Spotify, and now on Stitcher Radio! Support us on GoFundMe and Patreon! Buy merch on TeePublic! Subscribe to our YouTube channel! As always, our official theme music is brought to you by the super team of Adam WarRock and Chops.
Time to put those business owner hats on because this week Dr. Lauryn is joined by business and profit coach Sam Varner to discuss how to change your strategies and your mindset and build a more profitable practice. Sam may not come from the chiropractic world but as you'll quickly realize the truths she speaks about running a business are not just powerful, but universal. Sam and Dr. Lauryn discuss ways to build a more profitable practice, how to balance price point, Sam's CRUSH formula, being comfortable being the salesperson of your practice, and much more!To learn more about Crush Profit Coaching, visit here.To listen to the She Needs Grit podcast, visit here.Follow Samantha: Instagram | YouTube | LinkedIn– – – – – BJ Palmer and Green Books (01:30)Sked Shout Out (06:20)Introducing Sam Varner (07:20)Remembering Sheena Nageli (10:10)Sam Varner's Background and Profit Coaching (13:40)Profitability in Chiropractic (17:50)Crush Formula (24:15)Knowing Your Numbers and Price Points for Chiropractors (35:50)Automation and Delegation (45:15)Chiropractor vs Entrepreneur (50:15)Being the Salesperson of Your Business (55:45)Grit and the Good and Bad of Hustle Culture (01:03:35)– – – – – To give to the GoFundMe for Sheena Nageli's Family visit here.To learn more about Sked visit their website.To learn more about Dr. Tony Ebel's Pediatric Experience head to the PX website!To learn more about CLA and the INSiGHT scanner go to this website and enter code SHESLAYS when prompted.To check out all the great products from Well Aligned, visit here.To hear all the great stuff happening on patreon you can visit here.Rate & subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!Join the Weekly Slay mailing list HEREIf you want to submit a question or have feedback, make sure to tell us:Website | Instagram | Facebook Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On this very special episode which was recorded on February 2, 2023, I interview longtime friend and colleague, Jeff Rosado, Director of Sales at Scorpion. Jeff is inspirational as a husband, father and salesman. He has battled for years with a rare genetic disorder known as "NF2" that has impaired his hearing and vision, but it has never stopped him from "moving forward" in life or sales. Where others would have quit, Jeff's love of his family drives him. Just a few days away from his third brain surgery, he came on the podcast. He is the epitome of a Sales Warrior. Jeff went to be with the Lord on March 20, 2023. Please go to the GoFundMe page and donate to support his family. DONATE HERE: https://gofund.me/71ab02bb VIDEO TRANSCRIPT OF THIS INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/UBJ08rERz-4 THE SALES WAR BOOK - NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON Weaponize Your Sales Process and Your Life: WWW.THESALESWAR.COM Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianqdavis12/ Questions, comments and requests? Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The PTO European Open is the feature this week. 28 of the fastest pro men and 28 of the fastest pro women will be fighting it out over the 100km distance in Ibiza, Spain on May 6th. The race comprises of a 2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run. Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf are two of the greatest triathletes to ever grace this planet, but they have some serious competitors waiting for them in the likes of Kristian Blummenfelt, Ashleigh Gentle, Magnus Ditlev, Lucy Charles-Barclay and many other top talents. Show Sponsor: UCAN Generation UCAN has a full line of nutrition products powered by LIVESTEADY to fuel your sport. LIVSTEADY was purposefully designed to work with your body, delivering long-lasting energy you can feel. LIVSTEADY's unique time-release profile allows your body to access energy consistently throughout the day, unlocking your natural ability to stay focused and calm while providing the fuel you need to meet your daily challenges. Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly! Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co UCAN Fact: Emma Bates's marathon of 2:22:10 Emma Bates (born July 8, 1992) is an American middle- and long-distance runner. She is a 12-time All-American, the 2014 NCAA 10,000 champion competing for Boise State University, and the 2018 U.S. Women's Marathon Champion. In 2021, Bates moved to Boulder, Colorado to join Team Boss and is coached by Joe Bosshard. Emma fuels her marathons with 1 UCAN Edge energy gel every 5k. During Boston, she consumed an Edge gel at every 5k water stop except for at 40k. She consumed a total of 7 gels to fuel her personal best marathon of 2:22:10. In training, Emma takes an Edge gel every 45-60 minutes, but she uses them more frequently when she's racing. No matter how often she uses them, what Emma loves most about UCAN is that it never bothers her stomach. In Today's Show Endurance News - PTO European Open, Taylor Knibb on stress fracture rehab What's new in the 303 - Lookout Mountain Hill Climb is in danger of cancellation; Boulder Valley Velodrome Video of the Week - Countdown to the PTO Euro Open Endurance News: PTO European Open 2023: The keys to victory for a mouthwatering Ibiza weekend By John Levison 4 May 2023 We are just days away now from the first PTO Tour event of the 2023 season, the 2023 European Open, which will be held on Saturday in Ibiza, Spain. Full details on the timing, how to watch and more in our pre-event explainer. What I want to do here is take a look ahead, and outline some of the potential factors which could change the direction of the race on Saturday, for both the Pro Men and Pro Women. Coming so early in the typical racing year, it is very unusual to have such a depth of field in early May. Many of the favourites – Ryf, Charles-Barclay, Blummenfelt, Ditlev, Brownlee, Frodeno as examples – have not yet raced at all. Some – Haug, West, Sodaro, Jewett – arrive with confidence, while others have perhaps not hit the heights they wanted in their limited races this year. That all suggests strongly that this one is unlikely to go simply to form and rankings. Despite the best experience and preparations, expect at least some of the top names to talk post-race that their race sharpness was missing. How big will Lucy's swim lead be? As is now familiar, Great Britain's Lucy Charles-Barclay will almost certainly be the first athlete to complete the 2km swim at Figueretas Beach. In the absence of Taylor Knibb – who managed to stay with the Brit in Dallas last year – she's probably going to be solo through most of the two laps on Saturday. Lotte Wilms (70.3 World Champs) and Sara Perez Sala (Challenge Miami) have shown the potential to perhaps come closest in the water, but the gap to some of the big-name favourites (Ashleigh Gentle, Daniela Ryf, Paula Finlay and co) will be the one of the first points of interest. Of note, is that LCB has spent four weeks training consistently at altitude in Font-Romeu, France to prepare for this race. Her altitude block immediately prior to the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship helped deliver one of the greatest middle-distance performances ever. If Saturday starts with a gap of significantly more than a minute over those with genuine winning potential, then it'll be advantage Lucy less than 30 minutes into the racing. Lucy Charles-Barclay / IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship 2021 Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images for IRONMAN Where's Kristian and Magnus? For the men's swim, the chances of a lone athlete breaking clear are remote zero. You would expect the likes of Aaron Royle, Alistair Brownlee, Jan Frodeno, Daniel Baekkegard, Ben Kanute and Kyle Smith to be among those within 10/15 seconds entering T1. Will the in-form Jason West make that cut here? Key questions will be: How close will IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion, Krsitian Blummenfelt be? And what deficit will Denmark's Magnus Ditlev have to make up? The Dane won't be at the front, but is a better swimmer than I think many give him credit for. If he enters T1 within say a minute or so of the leaders, he's right where he needs to be. Significantly less, and he'll be smiling as he starts dropping the watt bombs on the bike! Group dynamics Once we are onto the bikes – and with memories of 2022 still vivid – how groups on the bike are monitored and policed will, I think, be key to how the race plays out. Nobody wants to see drafting penalties issued – but equally, we want to see racing within the rules too. That's as much to do with the athletes, as it is the Technical Officials. Looking at the bike course, it's basically a straight line, out-and-back course, which starts with a steady incline of just over 5km. The latter, perhaps, may help thin the field out early, while the nature of the route should help make maintaining a legal distance easy (and easier to spot). We'll see how this plays out – and hopefully we won't even need to reference it post-race. Breakaway? Who'll make – or be able to make – a move on the bike? I don't think that's going to come via bike handling skills – this is not Nice, France for example – but if we take the men first, who'll be able to get away? The lack of Sam Laidlow means one less ‘go from the gun' athlete with proven bike ability, but it feels unlikely that Brownlee, Kanute, Frodeno and co. will be playing it safe, with the likes of Blummenfelt and Ditlev probably not far behind. Kristian is confident he can win on the run if needed. That remains to be proven, but nobody is going to be waiting around to make it any easier for him. I think that points to any lead group from the swim being whittled down via sustained pressure, but if I had to make a prediction, I think we'll see a small and very select group entering T2 separated by 10-15 seconds. In typical fashion, I expect Lucy Charles-Barclay to lead for at least a significant proportion of this race, solo. If she's on St George 2021 form, that could be all the way to the finish line. As one of the few top female athletes not to have raced this year, she's been relatively quiet in media headline terms – but her competition will surely not have forgotten her abilities. With some of the greatest runners we've ever seen in action here – Anne Haug, Chelsea Sodaro, Tamara Jewett and Emma Pallant-Browne – that all points to Daniela Ryf and Paula Findlay in particular leading the charge to join LCB up front. Without Taylor Knibb as a potential partner at the front, if LCB finds Ryf and Findlay riding well and bridging up without those ‘runners', I think she'll be more than content with that company. Who's got the run legs? We've talked at length in the lead-up to this race about the strength-in-depth of the fields. We know we have some of the best runners in the history of the sport racing, but who can produce it against this level of competition, especially when the swim and bike will surely be raced in aggressive fashion in both the men's and women's fields? I don't foresee anyone starting their 18km feeling fresh – remember what happened to Blummenfelt, Laidlow and Brownlee at the Canadian Open?! Most peoples' wildcard for the men's race is Jason West, for example. A well-earned position, courtesy of his form this year at CLASH Miami and 70.3 Oceanside, each producing headline-grabbing run splits. Will he be in a position at T2 to put that to potentially race-winning use? Frodeno and Brownlee are two of the most decorated athletes of all time, but what have they got left in their running legs? Similar situation for the women. Tamara Jewett's run prowess is not new, but Oceanside was the first time that had resulted in a win against some of the biggest names in the sport. This is another step up. Anne Haug has used her run speed to podium in almost every non-drafting race she starts – is Tamara there, just yet? https://www.tri247.com/triathlon-news/elite/pto-tour-european-open-start-list-bib-numbers-pro-men https://www.tri247.com/triathlon-news/elite/pto-tour-european-open-start-list-bib-numbers-pro-women Taylor Knibb on stress fracture rehab By Jonathan Turner News Director 20 Apr 2023 American star Taylor Knibb is back firing on all cylinders after an extended injury layoff. She launched her YouTube channel this week (video embedded below) with a detailed rundown of the healing process – and frighteningly for her rivals she appears to have produced that astonishing performance to win the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship last October in spite of her foot issues. Talking through the timeline and the details of the injury which has kept her on the sidelines since November's WTCS finale in Abu Dhabi, she explained how the problem first emerged: “I was prepping for WTCS Leeds [which took place in early June] and I felt something in my foot and was diagnosed with a stress reaction. “I was told two to six weeks and you'll be back, it's really minor. One surgeon even said I wouldn't have even stopped you from running with that minor an edema. “But it wasn't healing and finally at 11 weeks I saw a doctor and he said you can start running now because if it's not healed, it's not going to heal. “So I started racing in the fall – I raced Dallas, Cagliari and then the 70.3 Worlds, Bermuda and Abu Dhabi. And that quintet of races saw some superb performances – she picked up a second, third and fourth in the WTCS events, led for much of the PTO US Open in Dallas before being overhauled by Ashleigh Gentle and then produced that masterclass in St George where she left the world's best trailing in her wake. But taking up the story after that busy spell of racing, Knibb revealed: “Then I took a little break and it turns out that my foot was not healed. So I got an MRI and it was now a stress fracture, with a CT scan showing a fracture line. “So then my options were I could rest it fully and hope it would heal and that I think would be eight weeks of nothing in a boot – no weight bearing, no training whatsoever. “Or I could get surgery and I opted for that and got a screw put in my fifth metatarsal on January 3rd.” From that point onwards it's all been about the recovery process, something that the 25-year-old freely admits has been “very challenging”. She explained: “Because the incision point is directly to the bone I had to be very careful and wait until it had healed before starting swimming again or doing anything. “I did get to do strength training with Erin [Carson] which helped my sanity a lot – I wanted to go in the day after surgery, I think she said no to that but it was maybe two days after I was back working with her. “It was four weeks before I was cleared to do some easy swimming and biking and built it up gradually. “But I'm back fully swimming and biking and adding the running in now.” She goes into detail on the video about how even getting back outside has been a big boost and what she might do differently in the future, saying: “It was tough but I think that I have learned a lot from it and I think if I were to do it again I would focus on what you need to do [rather than what you can't]. “It was very challenging and I'm very grateful for the people around me because I know I was not fun to be around some days. But it's a period of time that's hopefully closed now.” The defence of her 70.3 Worlds title in Finland in late August is the big priority for 2023 and we look forward to seeing her back on the start line soon – and hopefully producing more YouTube videos too! What's New in the 303: Bicycle Colorado Event Support April 28 at 12:30 PM · The Lookout Mountain Hill Climb is in danger of cancellation due to low pre-registration numbers. At this point, they cannot cover the costs of the event. Please register here to support this iconic event: https://www.bikereg.com/racer-x-cycling-lookout-mountain.... Thank you all for constructive comments. For new racers, most events have a 'Race Flyer' which holds all relevant information for an event. Race Flyers can be found on the BC website within the event listing: https://www.bicyclecolorado.org/.../lookout-mountain.../. 'Race groups' or 'categories' are a structure to classify athletes. This category structure is in place to an effort to make events safer and more balanced. Beginners start at Category 5 and progress toward Category 1 through participation and earning results in races. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE VELODROME The Boulder Valley Velodrome is a 250-meter wooden cycling track in Erie, Colorado which for 5 years served as a training ground for Olympians, and a place of discovery and excitement for those new to track cycling. Founded by Frank Banta and Doug Emerson and designed by renowned track architect Peter Junek, Boulder Valley Velodrome is an Olympic-caliber track that boasts the angles and altitude for some of North America's best riding. The property was acquired in 2008, construction began in 2011, and the track opened in 2013. In 2013, a week away from opening, 70m of the track was destroyed by a tornado. Then, after a month's worth of repairs, lightning struck in the same spot. That was the month of the disastrous Boulder flood. Over its 5 years of operation, the velodrome hosted numerous national and international cycling events and was a popular destination for anyone from Olympians to amateur cyclists and families – really anyone with the need for speed. The facility was put up for sale in 2019 and has since fallen into disrepair. In 2020, a group of dedicated cycling enthusiasts launched a campaign to resurrect the velodrome and restore it to its former glory. Their efforts have included fundraising through GoFundMe, seeking sponsorships, and recruiting volunteers to help with the restoration work. The goal of the campaign is to create a world-class cycling destination that will attract riders from all over the world and help to promote the sport of cycling. With the support of the community, the Boulder Valley Velodrome is poised to once again become a vibrant center of cycling culture and competition. The Boulder Valley Velodrome's story is, and will always be, a story of passion, perseverance, and community. Out of the 26 velodromes in the country, the Boulder Valley Velodrome is one of just two tracks that meet Olympic standards. For press inquiries, please contact email@example.com. Boulder 70.3 - Don't Delay! Only 200 spots left! IRONMAN announced they only have 200 spots remaining for general registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder in beautiful Colorado. Boulder caters to the outdoor enthusiast and not only provides epic trails and outdoor activities but also world-class dining, shopping, events and craft beer and spirits. Boulder gives you a taste of everything Colorado. IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder | June 10, 2023 Video of the Week: Jan Frodeno, Daniela Ryf: Not Done Yet | Countdown to PTO European Open
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Jody Hudson was born in Michigan but has moved a number of times since graduating high school. She spent 15 years in the retail industry. She then spent five years being a stay-at-home mom before finding new employment in the nonprofit sector. Her story sounds somewhat typical, right? Not really. Jody has a much different story to tell which you will get to hear on this episode of Unstoppable Mindset. Jody is the penultimate unstoppable person. Jody's second child, Alex, was born in 1995. Alex was a very active child and worked hard at everything she did. While in the fifth grade, Alex began exhibiting physical symptoms which eventually lead to her no longer being able to be an athlete and active person. In high school, she began losing weight. No doctor could diagnose what was happening. It wasn't until college that happenstance lead Jody and Alex to a doctor who correctly diagnosed Alex's condition as Lyme's Disease. Listen as Jody tells hers and Alex's story. She will tell you about the book she wrote as well as about the Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation. This episode is very powerful, and Jody leaves us with strong advice we all can take to heart when we are presented with life challenges. About the Guest: Jody Hudson, Grants and Philanthropy Director for California CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), is a fundraising professional with over 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience. She is the CEO and founder of the Alex Hudson Lyme Foundation, an organization that seeks to increase research efforts and patient support for Lyme disease and MCAS. Before joining California CASA in 2021, she served as Vice President of Development and Communications for Girls Scouts of Central California South and, before that, led the Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno as Director of Operations. In 2018, Jody was honored with the Marjaree Mason Center Top Ten Professional Women Award. Hudson is also an author and speaker. 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Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us. Michael Hingson 01:20 Well, Hi, and welcome to unstoppable mindset. Today we get to interview Jody Hudson and Jody has got a very good and strong and compelling story to tell. She is a person who has worked in the world for a while. She is the Director of of grants right for California casa. Jody Hudson 01:43 That's correct. The advanced philanthropy director, Michael Hingson 01:46 advanced philanthropy director Wow. And, and, and again, but there's a lot more to Jodi than that. So we're gonna get to it. So Jodi, welcome to unstoppable mindset. Now, where are you? Exactly. Jody Hudson 01:58 So I'm in Fresno, California. And we have just been getting hit with these recent rains. It's really sad to see what's going on out there. But in fact, before I jumped on, we just had another big downpour. So we're, we're right now good, but you never know when a next one is going to hit us. Michael Hingson 02:18 Yeah, we don't get that level of rain in Victorville. I don't think it's rained here today. We had a little bit of rain Tuesday, but we just don't get that kind of rain here. And as I mentioned earlier, I heard on the news that there are a few places in the Sierras that have had something over 670 inches of snow, and they've gotten more snow this week. So how will this affect the drought it will, at least in the short term, but whether this is really going to have enough of an effect on the aquifers to really give us long term aid remains to be seen. But the way it's going, I think we're going to see more years of a lot of rain and other things happening. So we'll we'll kind of see how it goes. Jody Hudson 03:05 I yeah, I agree. It was crazy. Last week, the 99 was shut down because of flooding. So you just never know what's going to happen. Right? Michael Hingson 03:15 Go figure I know. Well, so let's start a little bit by you maybe telling us some of your background. As a younger God, what you did when going to school and all that give us all the highlights from an earlier time. Jody Hudson 03:33 Oh my goodness. Okay, we could be here a long time because I'm not a young man. You know, I'm in my early 60s here now. But now I'm teasing. Michael Hingson 03:41 So just talk about the early parts. Jody Hudson 03:44 So I'm a Michigander born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, went to school at Central Michigan University where I graduated with a degree in retail. I've always loved fashion clothing. And so that's what I did for quite some time. Worked at Marshall Field's Lord and Taylor made my way west to Los Angeles. My claim to fame was that I was the manager of the Chanel boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. I felt like I had arrived, so to speak. Then got married and made my way to Fresno where I currently reside. Two children, Garrett and Alice, my son's 29 My daughter's 22 And I stayed at home for about five years just to be a stay at home mom. And then when I decided to get back into the work environment, I got into the nonprofit world which I absolutely love. I have a servant's heart and it really spoke to that worked at Catholic Charities for about 1314 years. I worked at Girl Scouts for a little bit until I couldn't eat any more cookies. It was not good for my waistline and at all. And then I've been with California, Casa for two years, and we oversee all of the 44 Casa programs throughout the state of California. I am a product of foster care, I was born to a single mother who put me up for adoption. So I was in the foster care system for the first six months of my life until I was adopted. So I've kind of come full circle in that whole realm. But so that's what I'm currently doing. And then we'll get more into my true purpose and mission, which is the Alex Hudson line foundation. Michael Hingson 05:46 So Marshall Fields, so did you get good deals on Franco mints? Jody Hudson 05:50 Oh, my gosh. I know, Chris, and at Christmas time, because I worked out in Chicago at State Street at their flagship store. And during Christmas time, they'd have like the big pyramids of frango mints and I just devoured those. Like there was no tomorrow I have a weakness for sweets. I could not have sweets in my home, because they will be gone. I don't have willpower. I don't know what the word means. Michael Hingson 06:17 No. Have you ever had mint? Meltaways? Yes. Which do you like better? Franco mints? Yeah. I like them both. But I do have to admit that there is something about Franco mints. Jody Hudson 06:29 Oh my gosh, that just brought me back. I love that brought me back in time for sure. Yeah, and I miss them. I do too. I do too. I love those Frank moments. So good. It's kind of like melt in your mouth. Michael Hingson 06:42 Yeah, really tasty stuff. Jody Hudson 06:44 I think that's probably why girls with the Girl Scout cookies, then men's is my favorite. Because I was born and raised with the kids go mess with men. Go into the cooking mode. Then minutes. So what's your favorite Girl Scout cookie? Michael Hingson 07:00 And Miss? Then Miss? Yeah. Although I've also enjoyed venture foals, which is one of the newer Well, Jody Hudson 07:06 that's yeah, that's one of the the newer ones. Michael Hingson 07:09 A new one rasberry one that I haven't tried yet. Yeah, you Jody Hudson 07:12 know what I'm not a big fan of of the data, kind of like to keep my my the fruit and the chocolate all separate love them both, but really like the the combination together, but anything with chocolate, mint, peanut butter, I'm down for all of that stuff. Michael Hingson 07:31 So I bought a case of Thin Mints. Well, actually, last year, I guess, I bought a case of Thin Mints. But somebody misunderstood and they made the order for two cases. Oh, and so I accepted that and I took them all. But even with the one case, what I did with two would have been the same with one which is they all mostly get put away mostly in the freezer. And for me, especially out of sight out of mind. And so most of them are still there. And they will be eaten over time. Which makes it a little bit frustrating for the Girl Scouts every year because I don't buy a case every year. It'll take me three years sometimes to eat those two cases, as I said, out of sight out of mind. But I do know where they are now having thought about them. This may cause a open so Jody Hudson 08:26 I think I know where you're going after this little conversation here. Michael Hingson 08:31 Yeah, I promise I won't get up and go do that while we're talking. Okay, but still. So So you got into this whole idea of the nonprofit Well, I actually another memory going back to Chicago and Marshall Fields. Do you remember Robert Hall? I do. Where the values go up, up, up and the prices go down? Down? Down? Jody Hudson 08:52 Yep, yep. Michael Hingson 08:55 Ah, those were the days having been born in Chicago and live there for five years and been back occasionally. But still. Great stories, great stories. Jody Hudson 09:05 Yeah, I just don't like Chicago when it's December, January. It's like 80 degrees below with the windchill factor and you're trying to make your way from where you live in Lincoln Park down to State Street a little bit. Michael Hingson 09:18 A little bit tough. And even with the L it could be tough. Oh yeah. Jody Hudson 09:23 Oh, yeah. But boy, I had good good times there. I just graduated from college. So I was making a little bit of money hanging out and living with my sorority sisters. So it was just like an extension of of college. But when you have a little bit of money, it's a little bit more fun. Yeah. Michael Hingson 09:41 Well, you were you bring back memories for me also, a few years ago, I was in Chicago for a speech or I was there for a convention I don't recall which now, but they were doing the event where you Um, to raise money for something, they did the Polar Plunge so everybody would go and jump in Lake Michigan. And I think Rahm Emanuel was the mayor. And Jimmy Fallon was there and they decided they were going to go do the plunge. And I was watching it with my cousins on TV. And they went in the water. It was zero or colder. Oh, we were very happy to be in a heated house. And the reporter said, these guys are doing it all wrong, because they went in in their suits, you know. And as soon as you get out of the water, you can go into a tent that was warm, where you could dry off. But just before they got out, a woman got out who was just wearing a bathing suit. And the reporter said, How much smarter she is because it'll dry right off and she won't be cold very long. And they were right, you know, but Well, that's the difference between intelligent people and politicians sometimes, I guess. I don't know. Jody Hudson 11:01 My gosh, when my dad had a summer camp in Grand Haven, Michigan, and that brings me back to those memories that summertime with like the Polar Bear Plunge, we had that with the kiddos getting up early in the morning, like at six o'clock and going down. And if you if you did it every day, then you got like a special award. But yeah, I never did it. I watched my campers go in. But I'm like, Yeah, that's too cool for me. Michael Hingson 11:29 Yeah. But you know, it's part of our country. And it's always fun to go to, to different places. And of course, go into Chicago go always for me at least. There I'm sure better places. But I like to go to UNO's and get a nice good deep dish pizza to Jody Hudson 11:46 deep dish pizza. And it's a fun place to be in Chicago on St. Patty's day too. So Oh, yeah. That's always a blast. Dine the river green and drinking green beer and all that good stuff. Yeah, Chicago. Chicago is a fun fun city. Michael Hingson 12:02 Yeah. Memories will tell us about California casa a little bit. So you've been doing that for now? What two or three years? Yeah, Jody Hudson 12:10 for two years. And as the grants and philanthropy director, I helped to raise money not only for California, casa, but for our network. So California, CASA is the the parent, the umbrella so to speak, over the 44 Casa programs throughout the state of California. And we our initiatives, our mission, our you know, philanthropy, everything is in support of foster children. And there's 80,000 foster kids in the state of California. And what a casa does is they are that one person that link to help these kiddos to navigate through the court systems to be that voice for them, to help them where maybe they don't have a mom, dad and adult anybody to help guide them through life. And it can be transformational for these children to have a casa appointed, watching over them, it really makes a big difference. Michael Hingson 13:24 Do foster parents help with any of that? Or is this really kind of pre them or our in spite of them? Sometimes, Jody Hudson 13:31 you know what I mean, it's kind of done in conjunction with them as well as a CASA is a volunteer, they go through a training which I went through a training as well, just to kind of better understand what a CASA volunteer does, it's about a 3040 hour training commitment. Once you go through, you actually get sworn in as a casa and the in the court system. And then you are assigned a child and you could be assigned a child for maybe a year, two years, some people have had classes for, you know, even greater longer periods of time. It just depends upon, you know, the the cases. But it really is such a great meaningful program. And we definitely, you know, right now, we have probably 12,000 classes, but as I said earlier, there's 80,000 foster kids, you know, in the state of California, so there's definitely a gap. And that's what we try and do is you know, raise money raise funds to recruit classes, to train them to help the local network, you know, really pouring into the hearts of these foster kids. Michael Hingson 14:51 So are their centers that these people are based out of or how does it work? Jody Hudson 14:55 The classes themselves? They Yeah, so There's, you know, like I said, 44 class of programs throughout the state of California. So there's like a casa in Kern County, there's a casa and Fresno County. It's all, you know, based upon that the counties, each county is really supposed to have a CASA program. And, you know, there's what 51 counties, I think, in the state of California, so, yeah, 58 So we're, we're missing obviously, a couple of Casa programs, but each CASA program is you know, their own 501 C three, they, you know, raise their own funds money, they have their own board, executive directors, own staff, and we come alongside them to support them, and to give them you know, additional training, additional resources, and help where we can, we were lucky enough California casa, to be working with a lobbyist team who petitioned and we did receive a state appropriation in Governor Newsom budget for $60 million. And that is, you know, going to be funneled out to our Casa programs. However, as we know, the state of California is a little messed up right now with with budgets, and we only received the first wave of that $60 million, we received $20 million, and we were able to pump out that money to our network. But the other two bases are in jeopardy right now. And we are petitioning and trying to get that money back. So we will see Michael Hingson 16:39 is that because of the legislature in some way or what? Yeah, Jody Hudson 16:45 we are very grateful for what we did receive, and that was a blessing, we didn't even think that we were going to get that. And it really is to help our, our programs with infrastructure, it's to help them with, you know, recruiting, it's to help them just really build upon their their programs. So yeah, we're hopeful though, the, you know, legislators and other government officials and senators and people in the Capitol, they were not happy that our funding was was cut, because they really have become aware of our programs and the impact on the foster children. So we do have some really good people in our corner. So we'll, we'll see what happens. Michael Hingson 17:30 He cut it. Who cut the funding, if the governor had it in his budget, and so on what happened, Jody Hudson 17:37 it was in the legislative portion of the budget. So I don't know all the details. Yeah, in our inner workings of how all that happens. And, you know, with politics, things can be moved around, things can be cut, because maybe they're negotiating and looking for something else. Who knows what goes into all of those discussions. But like I said, we've got a lot of good champions and people in our corner, and it wasn't just cost of that was cut, there was a lot that was cut. So yeah, we're just hoping that we're gonna get that back. Michael Hingson 18:14 I remember. Now, a number of years ago, the national level, there was a major discussion about the government. And what it had been doing through what was called the Talking Book program, which later became the National Library Service of the Blind and Physically Handicapped. And they, the Congress decided that they wanted to cut a bunch of the funding. They said, we can get things from other ways. And one of the magazines that was produced under the program was playboy. And the Congress people's fee with a conservative said, Well, that's ridiculous to publish Playboy, that blind people can take advantage of all the pictures and stuff. And the answer to that was, that's correct. But go read Playboy read the articles, because there were there were many, well written articles. And mostly, they are really good articles in Playboy. The original story, the short story, the fly came out of Playboy among other things, and eventually it got dealt with, but people do get some very strange ideas about things from time to time, don't they? Jody Hudson 19:26 They sure do. And, you know, I've never seen a playboy, but I did hear that. There are some really great, great articles in there. So but yeah, so you know, well, we'll just have to kind of wait it out. I mean, we're so full speed ahead. And we are, you know, implementing what we can with the the funding that was awarded to us in our in our programs and and we're grateful for that. Michael Hingson 19:49 We are a 501 C three, right. So you do you obviously do a lot of soliciting outside of what the government provides. Jody Hudson 19:55 Oh, absolutely. I mean, we have, you know, government money. We've got you no private funding. So, yes, we have different pockets that we definitely, you know, reach out to. But, you know, from the pandemic, it's it's tough. Yeah, for for fundraising for nonprofits, I mean, everyone, you know, that was was losing out because they weren't able to have fundraising events and other things. And people were really tightening up their belt. So, yeah, well, we'll have to see how how things work out. But the nonprofit world is definitely definitely hurting. Michael Hingson 20:37 Yeah, and it's gonna be a process. Well, for you, though, what made you go into the whole idea of doing nonprofit stuff? So it's different than what you've done in the past? Jody Hudson 20:49 Oh, absolutely. Retail and nonprofit, very, very different. But Michael Hingson 20:54 although you, you can tribute it to the nonprofit of Marshall Field's with Franco mints, but that's okay. Jody Hudson 21:00 That's right. So, so I had my son in 93, I had my daughter and 95. And then I stayed home for for five years. And then when I was deciding to you know, get back into the workforce, one of my girlfriends, became a development director over at Catholic Charities, and she called me up. And she said that she was going to be starting this position at Catholic Charities, and she was going to be forming a women's Guild and that she wanted me to be on it, there was gonna be about 12 of us that were going to, you know, be the the pioneers of this Guild, and a common, you know, take a tour of the facility and see what I think, see what I thought so sad to say, I mean, I'm Catholic, but I had never heard of Catholic Charities before. So got my car went and down and opened up the doors, took a tour, I saw the clientele, I saw the people there that were, you know, waiting for services. And I just had this aha moment where this was where I was supposed to be, I was supposed to be giving back. I was supposed to be helping those, you know, less fortunate. And I told my girlfriend Kelly at that time, I said, Yes, I go, I want to be part of this guild. But even more importantly, I want to see if there's employment here, I would love to work at Catholic Charities. And as luck would have it, there was a position open. And it was for in the food pantry overseeing the food pantry. And check this out, overseeing the thrift store. Well, I think with my degree in retail, and working on Chanel boutique, I qualified to oversee the Catholic Charities thrift store. So the joke was always, you know, hidden, here's Jody from Rodeo Drive to Fulton Street, where Catholic Charities was and yeah, the price tags are just, you know, a couple of zeros off, but hey, she's, she can handle those. So, I fell in love with it. And it was so good as my kids were getting older, you know, to bring them to these, like food drive events, and, you know, the the farmers market that we would have, and they would see what the face of poverty looked like. And they fell in love with it. And you know, they were always there supporting my fundraising efforts. And and, you know, just supporting, giving back. So it was it was wonderful. It was really good. It must Michael Hingson 23:45 get pretty emotional. Because you see so many people who are facing challenges and so on. How are you able to just move forward and not take it so emotionally personal, if you will? Jody Hudson 23:59 You know, that's an excellent question. And it was very hard for me in the beginning, I wanted to take home these children that I saw, I wanted to fix everything I wanted to be the Savior. I wanted to be the knight in shining armor and I realized that I couldn't do it right. I mean, there I was limited in what I could do, but I could go out and raise money so that the pantry would be full of food so these families could eat so these families could you know go into the thrift store and purchase clothing or be given clothing, clothing and hygiene every so often so I can I can do you know what I can do in my in my wheelhouse. But you're right, it was tough. The first six months, I took it home with me there was no separation of my work and my life. But it just became more of a driving force for me in my job, more motivation to really get out there. and get the community involved with our mission and what we were doing. And even though the names of Catholic Charities, we never asked what people's religion was, hey, if you have a need, then we're going to be there. And we're going to meet that need. Michael Hingson 25:18 Yeah. And it's, it is a an issue and a challenge for, for I know a number of people to get beyond the being so emotionally involved that you can't separate it, while at the same time developing a greater empathy. And I in fact, I think it's, it makes sense to develop the empathy and the understanding. But you can't take it personally because you didn't cause it all. And all you can do is try to work to fix it. Jody Hudson 25:45 Right? And, you know, I said about my children going down there and being exposed to that, to this day, my my son, he'll tell me, Mom, he goes, it's a blessing and a curse, this empathy that has been passed on to me because he wants to be now that fixer, and he wants to, you know, when people come to him and share their problems, I mean, he wants to, you know, help them and he's going through that process right now realizing that he can't fix everyone's problems, right? He can, he can only do so much. But yeah, it's definitely tough. What does he do? So he used to work at Merrill Lynch. He graduated from ASU in 2008. Teen got a job right out of college, I mean, super smart, young man. And he worked at Merrill Lynch for over a year. And that just wasn't him. Like I said, he has that empathy, that very sensitive heart. And we also had a, you know, family crisis during that time. And I'll get into that later. But he just really, and then we had, you know, the pandemic hits. So he left Arizona, came home to Fresno to try and figure out what it was that he wanted to do. And now he's been with his current job for over a year. And really, really excelling in it and doing well. And I think he has found his niche. And he works for this organization called behavioral stars. And they are assigned troubled children from the school system. And he meets with these kids one on one, he has about 12 kids right now in his caseload, and he really tries to work with them on behavior modification, trying to work with them on just, you know, being a positive influence in their lives, because so many of these kids come from such troubled homes that they don't have that. And so Garrett is kind of trying to fill that void. And he's done very, very well, just this morning, he sent me over a text and he had to present to his team on some like motivational, inspirational messages. And it was like a 2030 minute presentation. And I love the two YouTube clips that he shared, and one of them spoke about how, you know, you can't let your past you know, dictate what you're doing today. It's like the overcoming and, you know, we're all going to have challenges, but how it's how you rise above from it. And I love it, because as he is administering to these kids, and helping them with their life challenges is also healing for him. Michael Hingson 28:44 And it's clear, you've passed on a wonderful legacy that that he is taking advantage of, and he'll he'll expand out and I suspect, Jody Hudson 28:58 Oh, absolutely. And, you know, I wrote a book, and I keep telling my son, I go get, your story is going to be even far greater than mine. And I can't wait to read your book one of these days, because it's going to be so inspirational with everything that you have gone through. I mean, I'm just really, really proud of him for climbing Klein, and just, you know, making it happen. Michael Hingson 29:25 Well, we've talked about Garrett, and we should get to Alex, I know you want to talk about all of that. So you said that Alex was born in 1995. Correct. And, and a lot of things have happened. So tell us a little bit about Alex, if you will. Jody Hudson 29:42 Sure. So Alex was supposed to be a Christmas baby. Her original due date was December 25. But she came a little bit early and she was just a sweet, sweet baby. She and her first five years I mean just a very sweet, shy, innocent little girl. And then she discovered sports and the tomboy in her really came out along with the the big brother that was right by her side helping her. So she was very active. She played soccer, she played softball, she ran track, she did cheerleading, volleyball, you name it, and she was very, she was a very good scholar to her brother definitely had more of the smarts. But he didn't apply himself out, worked much, much harder for her grades, and did very well with that. And then in the fifth grade, she started developing joint pain, inflammation, and we thought it was all related to her sports. And that's what the doctors thought as well that she was just an overworked you know, athlete. And so she would suck it up. She would like tape up her legs, ankles, do the ibuprofen. Well, that went on for several years, and nothing really changed. In fact, it just kept getting worse. To the point where her freshman year in high school, she was playing basketball running on the court, and her knees ballooned up to be like the size of grapefruit. And she dropped to the ground. And she was carried off by her teammates and coach. And they ran some X rays. And they discovered that she needed to have knee surgery that she had some issues with with her knees. So she had one knee surgery done on her right knee and they said if that took and did well, and it was successful, then they would do the left knee. Well, it didn't help but it didn't change anything. So basically from her freshman year in high school on Chica never run again. She it was the beginning of the the end for her because she couldn't play sports any longer. Everything that she had identified with was gone. And in high school, that's especially hard when you lose your your peer group. And so she really went through a dark period for a while only had maybe a friend or two, started losing weight started developing digestive issues. Then we, you know, started thinking, well, maybe he's got anorexia or an eating disorder. I mean, we just really went through hell and back. And she graduated from high school went to a junior college because we were still trying to figure out what was going on with her health. And she did well at junior college and applied to several colleges and ended up getting a full ride at UCLA. But she wasn't able to carry that out because she was losing weight. And she was down to about 87 pounds. And we were going from doctor to doctor probably 40 Plus doctors, and Alex on her own just by going on the internet, found this doctor down in LA who specialized in digestive issues. And she said mom goes I think I found a doctor that might be able to help me. And at that point, I'm like, Sure. What's what's another doctor? I mean, we we've been, you know, striking out with all of our local doctors and everybody at this point, just that she and I both were crazy, right? Because they would run tests and they couldn't find anything wrong with her. So we got in the car went down to LA. And within a half hour of talking with this doctor, he asked me Mrs. Hudson, has anybody test tested Alex for Lyme disease. And I innocently said, What is Lyme disease. And then he told me what it was and this was in 2017. And I'd really had never heard about it. And here I am from Michigan, you know, thinking that maybe I would have heard about it growing up. But we consented to her getting tested for Lyme disease and a couple of weeks later, sure enough, came back with a diagnosis that she she had Lyme disease. So now test, what's the test the test. If you go to a regular doctor, most of them are still testing with an outdated western blot test, which will give you false reads on it. This doctor was smart enough to have outs tested through iGenex and iGenex is out San Jose area. And they are very detailed. I mean, it's everyone sends people to iGenex just to because they know that testing that's part of the problem with Lyme disease. testing can be so. So what's the word I'm looking for? Not not reliable, inaccurate, inaccurate? Yeah. So tested her with the iGenex. And that's what it came back with. So in that moment, you know, I had to first of all, as a parent, figure out what this diagnosis was. And then second of all, how do I treat it, because I'm disease, you just can't go to any doctors, so many of them don't know about Lyme disease and how to treat it. And therein lies the problem trying to find proper doctors that know about this disease. And also, you know, the the treatment, because it's not like cancer, where there's a tried and true path. With Lyme disease. It's almost like, here's your buffet, you can do antibiotics, you can do this, you can do that. Or maybe you can do a combination. And it's a trial and error. But Alex didn't have have time to go through a trial and error. You know, she was at 80 pounds and 2017, down to a handful of foods that she could eat without reacting. And I had to get her better quick, like, Michael Hingson 36:17 do you before going on? Do you have any sense of how she got Lyme disease? Jody Hudson 36:25 No. And that's the thing. 35% of people that get Lyme disease will have what's called the classic bullseye rash, where it's a circular little red ring on your body of the point of impact where people are a bit, the majority of people don't know they have Lyme disease, until maybe they've been sick for a while. And by then it's hard to treat, because it's you know, once it gets into your bloodstream, and in your system, it can wreak havoc on every part of your organ. I mean, people have died from Lyme disease, because of, of, you know, getting into their heart, people have died from it from, you know, getting into their brain. It's, it's really quite horrific. And I mean, that can be adopted at this point from everything that I had to get schooled on real quick like in 2017. Till she passed away in 2018. But yeah, the majority of people when when you first have Lyme symptoms, it's like a summer flu. So you, you know, might have just being you know, feeling lethargic, joint pain, inflammation. And it's not until other symptoms appear when it can really become quite critical, like an Alex's case where it affected her whole digestive system. Michael Hingson 37:53 You How did you how did you end up handling it? What did you do, because you certainly had to do something in a hurry. Jody Hudson 38:01 So what I did was, you know, social media can work for you or against you. And in this situation, it definitely worked for me two things happen once I got Alex's diagnosis. Interestingly enough, she was diagnosed in May, which may is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and our local TV station, KC 24 had just done a episode a segment on Lyme disease. And I knew these people very well through all of my fundraising efforts at Catholic Charities. So I called them up and said, Hey, you guys just did a episode. You guys just did an episode on on Lyme disease. My daughter has just been diagnosed with Lyme disease. I need to know these three women that you spoke with because I need to find out how to treat my daughter. So that was number one. Number two, was I took to Facebook with Alex's consent. And I basically made a play saying, you know, my daughter has just been diagnosed with Lyme disease. I'm still trying to figure out what Lyme disease is. If anybody has any resources, know of any doctors locally, can put me in touch with people, please, you know, DM me, and you'd be surprised at how many people that I didn't realize had Lyme disease in the central valley that reached out to me. And Jessica Devine was one of them that lived right in Clovis, a couple of you know, Fresno, who had been diagnosed with Lyme disease had been battling it for a couple years. And she gave us the name of her doctor in Pismo Beach, and that's where we started. So it definitely helped by, you know, getting the message out there. And when you're a parent, parent and your child is struggling and you need answers, you do what it takes. aches. Right? Michael Hingson 40:00 Right. So you reached out to that doctor. Jody Hudson 40:04 So we reached out to that doctor. And then at the same time, we googled best Lyme facilities, best line treatment, because, you know, I'm a mama bear. I single mom at that time, Alex's dad wasn't in the picture at all, financially, emotionally, any of that. And I was working parents. And I thought, Okay, I need to tackle this, right. I'm going to roll up my sleeves, we've got a diagnosis, we're gonna get the doctor treatment, she's going to be better in a couple of months time, I was so naive. I had no idea what I was facing. And so we had this appointment with, you know, this doctor in Pismo in June. So Alex had been diagnosed in May that this appointment for June. But then I started researching best Lyme clinics. Sofia Health Institute was one, there was a couple others and I basically got on the phone. And I begged and pleaded to get into these facilities. And insurance doesn't cover a lot of this. In fact, it didn't cover most of it. In a year's time, I spent over $100,000 Trying to get Alex better, I sold cars. I had people give me money. I mean, it was crazy what I did. But again, any of us would do that in our situation with a sick child. So we went to the doctor in Pismo, we also went to Sofia Health Institute. And with every doctor that we saw, it was a whole new protocol. Everybody, you know, had their own opinions. And it was just, it was just really tough. Like I said, you know, with cancer, it's tried and true. These are the treatments that you go through. But with Lyme disease, because there's so many different co infections. You have to figure out who you know what symptoms are the most troublesome, you start there, and it's like, okay, eliminate that. So that symptom, and then let's move on to the next. And that's what we were trying to do with Alice. But at the same time, she kept losing weight, and she couldn't be strong and healthy enough with her treatments. Because she was so malnourished, so it was just, it was a mess. Michael Hingson 42:35 And no matter what happened, nobody was able to come up with any solution that seemed to help. Jody Hudson 42:41 We had a team of about 12 doctors we had, because as I said, once Lyme disease is in your blood system, which for Alex, it had been since. You know, if you go back when her symptoms first started, which we thought was just that overworked athletic body. It was in fifth grade. Now here she is in college, right? So I mean, it'd been 10 years that this had been living in her her system. So she had cardiologists she had a gastro doctor. She had, you know, a doctor, the doctor in Pismo that was kind of like the the lead on this. But we had so many other people that we had to bring onto the team. And then not to mention, just she was in and out of hospitals, just trying to get IVs and other stuff in her system to keep her healthy. Michael Hingson 43:42 When did you get to the point where you realize that you weren't going to be able to fix her and how did you reconcile that? Jody Hudson 43:52 So May of 2017 She got the diagnosis by December after going through a whirlwind of in and out of hospitals, different doctors. I knew in December that I was losing her she was we just we couldn't get a leg up. And from June until December, we literally had gone cross country Now mind you, I was still trying to hold down a job at this time, right? So I was just going back and forth and people were giving me their their sick time and vacation time. And I was just trying to uncover anything that I could to get her her better. But we realized that not only did she have Lyme disease, she had something else called mast cell activation syndrome, which she basically was allergic to almost every type of food she was down to like four or five safe foods. She could eat. And I detail all this in my book because I mean, it could take hours and days to go into all of this because it's just such a crazy, crazy disease. But Michael Hingson 45:12 was that caused by the limes? Disease? Jody Hudson 45:15 Correct? Yeah. When your immune system is compromised, it creates havoc in your in your system. And so everything gets Miss wired. And her histamine levels, everything we're, we're off. So you know, her treatments, she would try and have different types of treatments. And her supplements things that normally she could take before now, it was as if it was an enemy entering, you know, a danger zone here, she would try and swallow these supplements and take her, you know, treatment. And her histamine levels would just start attacking, thinking that was, you know, something bad that was coming into her system. Just horrific the pain that she was going through, but it was December. And I remember, you asked me, How did I reconcile with this, I remember getting in my car, and just driving. And I pulled over and I found it on the dashboard. And I had the serious conversation with God. And I was in tears. And I basically said, listen, here's the deal. Like I'm telling God what to do, right? I said, here's the deal. I go, you either take her right now, because I can't deal with this anymore, or you heal her. But this purgatory is not working for me, I cannot do this any longer. And that says, you know, and so that's what he did a couple of months later. Michael Hingson 46:47 So you had so hard and I have some associations with Lyme disease in a different way. First of all, when I was living in New Jersey and the selling some products, I knew a couple guys who had accompany the turns out they they did have Lyme disease, it was apparently somewhat controlled, but they did have it. And I only know that because they told me but my fourth guide dog was bit by a tick relatively soon after we moved to New Jersey and we knew she was bitten we, we got the tick and we got it out of her and and the vet said there's nothing you know, we can do to analyze it or anything. And you know, as long as she's okay, she's okay. Well. One of the things I've learned about guide dogs is that they are and a lot of dogs, especially when there's a lot of love, and they want to please, they're incredibly stoic. We never detected any illness in her until May 1 of 1999 When I called her to dinner, and she didn't come and we found her on her bed, almost unresponsive. And through getting her to an emergency vet and then going elsewhere and so on. And finally meeting a woman who we regard as a very dear friend, although I haven't talked with her for a while Tracy Gillespie, who is in the University of Penn system. And working for emergency vet in Toms River, New Jersey, as I recall. She said Lynnae has glomerular nephritis. And it is morphed from Lyme disease. So she wouldn't keep the good stuff in her system, the kidneys would pass it out along with the bad stuff because the Lumeria went bad. So she had to retire. And we were able to keep her for three more years. But still, we we knew that there was was something there but it was just one of those things. So I appreciate all you are saying that's my closest brush, fortunately, or whatever with Lyme disease, but it's it is a very insidious thing. Jody Hudson 49:04 It really is and you know, that's can be carriers of Lyme disease and, you know, with with the ticks and that's why I always when I'm you know talking make make sure that I recognize that it's not just humans. I'm glad that you shared that story. I mean, it is, you know, as we do tick checks from head to toe on our body, we need to do that as our animals come in from the outside because they are just as susceptible to it as as we are. Michael Hingson 49:38 Well I'm being a guide dog. We kept a close eye on her so we found it right. Still it occurred. Well so. So Alex past, God listened to you and and did take her then what did you do? Jody Hudson 49:57 So, what I did was yes, she she passed on March 24. In fact, tomorrow's her five year anniversary, I cannot believe. Yeah, I can't believe it's been five years and some aspects of it, I feel like it was just five, five minutes, five days and other times. So I feel like maybe it's been longer. But she and I were very close, we were just with everything that I'd gone through being divorced. And being a single mom, I mean, the mother daughter bond is very strong. To begin with, and ours was especially strong just with our our life experiences and challenges. And when Alex was, I mean, she was bedridden for for several months before she passed away. And she was always so positive. And she kept, you know, thinking that she was going to be this Lyme warrior, she was going to, you know, get to UCLA, finish that degree and start her own nine nonprofit. And when we knew that, God, you know, had other plans for her, I made a pact with her and said that I was going to basically carry her torch for her. And so after she passed, money started just flooding in. There was a GoFundMe account that someone had set up for me and I started receiving quite a bit of money. And I knew that was going to be my my seed money to start the outsets in line Foundation. And here again, I was working for a nonprofit, I was still working at Catholic Charities. And I thought, Okay, I'm gonna, you know, petition, I'll get someone to help me to, you know, see what that looks like. And, you know, people have told me, it's going to take about a year to get a nonprofit up and running. So that okay, good, that will give me time to adjust and make the transition. Well, I received status that I had been awarded 501, C, three for the outsets, in line foundation in 30 days. And in my classic CPA, comment, my CPA when I got the letter, I said, Okay, roll in, tell me that this is like a joke. Like, this isn't true, right? Like, I really didn't get this approved so quickly. And he said, God, sometimes the good Lord does things that there are no explanations for Congratulations. You have a 501 C three. Yeah. And so yeah, we were up and running in June, we started our first fundraiser, we were able to work with global Lyme Alliance and do a research grant with them, we were able to award some financial grants to lyme patients. So we, you know, we're doing everything according to Alex's wishes, and five years later, we're still doing that. So it definitely, like I said, before this mother daughter bond, I know I'm not doing it alone, I know that she, you know, is helping me every step of the way. And you wrote a book. And I wrote a book. And that was something that I did not expect at all, like I am a business woman, I write reports. I don't journal I don't write for fun. But this was something that was just laid on my heart. And I was a member of the Fresno State book club. And there was a gallon there who had just written a book, and I started talking to her. And I said, you know, I feel like I need to get this stuff out of my head and onto print. Because just as I'm chatting with you, there's so much that people didn't realize of the journey that Alex and I went on, especially that last year, even my closest group of friends, you know, when they read my book, they're like, God, God, we just didn't realize everything that you had gone through, we thought we did. And I said, No, I, I feel bad. I wasn't able to catch everybody up on this, I said that I was running so fast to get my daughter better, that I didn't have time to bring my team along with me. So this book was written for so many different reasons. Just to let people know how amazing my daughter was and what she went through, also to, you know, give people hope, inspiration. And also just to, you know, give validity to this horrible disease that so many people's still in the medical community don't recognize, or, you know, give it such a stigma. So the book came out. Last February, I self published it and Uh, you know, it's, it's done pretty well, I mean, I've received over 100 plus five star reviews on Amazon, which, to me, if I just, you know, was able to impact one or two people at that, wow, that would be great, you know, people would really understand what I'm trying to convey. But you know, just the, the impact, and what I'm getting back from it that people, you know, write to me or call me. It's just so overwhelming, you know, and for them to appreciate my daughter and love my daughter, with what she went through, it's pretty, pretty touching. Michael Hingson 55:42 What a blessing. Well, tell me, what would you like people to take away from listening to you today. Jody Hudson 55:51 So what I want people to take away from listening to meet today is, no matter what challenges you have going on in life, it's how you show up that people are going to remember. And for me, in that moment, when Alex passed away, it could have been so easy just to throw the covers over my head, and give up and be, you know, this grief girl, but I didn't want to be defined by that I wanted to, you know, have people look at me, and be that example, for others be that example for my son, be that example for my friends, that no matter what I had gone through, that I can still show up every day, and that there's still like to be lived. And to do that, also, you know, in honor of my daughter, right, with everything that she went through, how could I just lay it in bet. And I mean, she's suffered far greater than, than I did, and, and I just, I couldn't do that. So I needed to make some, you know, purpose out of what she went through. And that's what I'm I'm trying to do and I'm trying to accomplish? Michael Hingson 57:05 Well, how can people reach out to you and communicate, correspond or learn more? And Jody Hudson 57:11 yeah, so we have a website alexhudsonlymefoundation, website, www dot alexhudsonlymefoundation.org, there's ways that you can get a hold of me on the website, you can also go into Amazon, and look for my book, my promise to Alex written by me, Jody Hudson, I would love it if you know, people would, you know, by the, by the book, and, you know, support me through that, because all the proceeds from that book, go right back into the foundation. And, you know, if people are out there, struggling right now with, you know, medical mysteries, you know, check out Lyme disease, check out and see maybe if that's something that you might have in the doctors just haven't been able to diagnose. You know, be your own advocate, never, never give up. And that's one of the things that Alex and I never did, no matter how many times that door was slammed in our faces from the medical community. We still kept opening it up and trying to get to answers. Michael Hingson 58:22 Never giving up is extremely important. We do it all too quickly. And we, we don't realize that we can do a lot more than we think we can. Jody Hudson 58:33 Amen. Amen. You don't know you know how strong you need to be until you are in those moments where strength is all you got? 58:42 Well, I want to thank you, Jody, for being with us today. And for telling your story and having the courage to do it and to continue doing, what you're doing and anything that we can do to help through this podcast and so on, please let me know. And we met through accessibility, which I'm really happy about. And I appreciate your desire to help in dealing with inclusion and website accessibility but more important, anything that we can do to continue to promote what you're doing. We're in so I want to thank you for that. And I want to thank you for listening to us. We really appreciate it reach out to Alex through Jodi reach out to Jodi especially and Alex will know and we want to hear from you please email me at Michaelhi at accessibe.com. Accessibe is A C C E S S I B E.com. Or go to www dot Michael hingson h i n g s o n.com/podcast. Please give us a five star rating wherever you're listening and like especially if you're on iTunes, please give us a five star rating. Those tend to show up a lot and we appreciate it. But Jody most of all, once more. I want to thank you for being here and for not only inspiring us but I hope educating a lot of people about Lyme disease and just being stronger and more unstoppable than we think. Jody Hudson 1:00:00 Thank you so much for having me and listening to my story and Alex's story It really means a lot to me Michael Hingson 1:00:11
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A Republic, If You Can Keep It
Still no big-name Republicans in the Senate race, but a deep pockets candidate may parachute in. On the Democratic side, a potential deep pockets challenger to Elissa Slotkin drops a hint that he's running — a hint dropped on national TV. Led by Florida and Texas, red states have launched a book banning binge unlike anything we've seen since the days of McCarthyism in the early 1950s. It's probably the most attention most people have paid to librarians since the 1962 movie The Music Man (centered around the romance between Professor Harold Hill and "Marian, Madam Librarian”). The Michigan Library Association asked our friends at EPIC/MRA to survey the attitudes in Michigan towards libraries and book bans.We talk with the MLA's executive director, Debbie Mikula, about the poll. Also: the corrosive impact of money on politics and governance. Money is at the heart of a lot of political scandals. Michigan has some of the loosest campaign finance regulations in the nation and that's led way too many scandals and mini-scandals. One of the groups working to reign in the abuses is Voters Not Politicians, the grassroots organization best known for leading the successful drive to end gerrymandering in Michigan's congressional and legislative races. Joining us on the podcast is the Executive Director of VNP, Nancy Wang. VNP is in the vanguard of grassroots groups working to bring some reforms to Michigan's campaign finance regulation, as well as several other much-needed good government reforms. =========================== This week's podcast is underwritten in part by EPIC-MRAEPIC ▪ MRA is a full service survey research firm with expertise in: • Public Opinion Surveys • Market Research Studies • Live Telephone Surveys • On-Line and Automated Surveys • Focus Group Research • Bond Proposals - Millage Campaigns • Political Campaigns & Consulting • Ballot Proposals - Issue Advocacy Research • Community - Media Relations • Issue - Image Management • Database Development & List Management =========================== Stories We're Following This Week Michigan Politics and Policy CROWN Act (SB 90) Whitmer announces $400 million clean hydrogen plant for Michigan - Detroit Free Press Michigan poised to ban employers from firing workers for having abortions - Bridge Michigan Michigan House OKs ban on holding phones; violators face fines of $100 and up | Bridge Michigan Michigan's US Senate race: Where is big Republican candidate? - Lansing State Journal New York Stock Exchange exec mulling Michigan Senate bid - POLITICO Republicans propose 'constitutional carry' bills after MSU shooting - Detroit News Better IRS service is forcing an earlier debt deadline - POLITICO UAW demands Biden support 'top wages' for EV workers before endorsing Biden rejects GOP spending cuts, warns of catastrophic government default - The Washington Post Problem Solvers Caucus Debt Ceiling Outline Corruption 2023 VNP Ethics Reform Policy Summary Clarence Thomas Raised Him. Harlan Crow Paid His Tuition. — ProPublica Emails Reveal ‘Jaw-Dropping' Herschel Walker Money Scandal - Daily Beast ‘Red flags' surround $25M health campus pushed by ex-Michigan House speaker Jason Wentworth | Bridge Michigan Insider: Ex-House Dem leader says money's influence in politics is 'eroding trust' - Detroit News GOP War on Freedom Michigan Library Association Poll on Book Banning Florida lawmakers restrict pronouns and tackle book objections in sweeping education bill - POLITICO Florida legislature passes anti-trans bathroom bill - The Washington Post North Carolina Republicans unveil 12-week abortion ban - The Washington Post Zooey Zephyr row spotlights rise of GOP far-right caucuses - AP News Opinion | Republicans Are Running Wild in My State - Frank Bruni in The New York Times Adams Township Clerk, Supervisor lose recall election - WILX TV