Triple Drain Pinball Podcast Episode 18: Blue Balls Hosts: Joel Engelberth, Tom Graf, & Travis Murie Come join us on this episode where we catch up on our last few weeks, Joel's initial impressions of GNR, Gomez sharing some cool stuff, some Tournament Talk, as well as answering some user submitted questions. All this while Travis looks like garbage. Enjoy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tripledrain Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tripledrainpodcast/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Merch: https://silverballswag.com/collections/triple-drain-pinball-podcast Website: thepinball.network
Thank you for listening! Expand Your Experience and Check out the Video conversations, ExpandingRealityPodcast.com Jose Miguel Perez Gomez is a Venezuelan explorer and archaeologist. Since very early age he was captivated by nature, for having grown up in the midst of a natural park area, known as the “Peaks of Europe”, in the Asturias southeastern region, in Spain. He is a rock climber, a mountaineer, an expert in survival, a skydiver and one of the first scuba divers that have explored and traversed flooded caves in South America. With more than 40 years of explorations in the Guiana highlands he has become an expert guide for these unknown territories of Venezuela, where he has organized and led over 100 expeditions to the present, including scientific, (GEO Magazine # 4. April Issue. pp.11-48, Hamburg, Germany, 1986. National Geographic Magazine, May issue, 1989), discovering new geographical features and reaching places where no human has ever been before. Jose Miguel is an accomplished athlete and has performed in several triathlons, survival and adventure racings. He is also a naturalist and environmentalist, and has presented scientific conferences, including archaeological, at schools, universities, and other institutions internationally. In addition, he is a Heli-tactic, a rescuer and has worked as a survival instructor with the military in Venezuela. He has also worked as director of sports, in the government administration, developing social programs of sporting activities for low-income communities. Jose Miguel is also an inventor and designer of sporting goods. His fitness product “Superbar” not only is a social program for sport massification, attending thousands of people of all ages at the present in Venezuela, but this same product has earned him an Invention Patent in the US, where actually he is launching this product to the US fitness enthusiasts. Despite the many activities undertaken by Jose Miguel, he considers himself a born explorer and a passionate for archeology. His archaeological skills have led him to discover several pre-Hispanic sites in remote savannas and forest areas, some of them containing rock art, as well as several Colonial archaeological sites in distinct places of Venezuela, such as the salt mining operations during the XVII and XVIII centuries at “La Tortuga Island”, or the discovery of a small Spaniard fortress in the middle of the Orinoco river, dating around 1777. In 1998 he promoted and participated as a scuba diver in the international underwater expedition that discovered to the world the shipwreck of the “sun king” of France Louis XVI, considered one of the largest and most important shipwrecks in the Atlantic World and the Caribbean Sea. Since 2007 Jose Miguel has been leading a team of international researchers in the search for the “Lake Parime”, which after several years of study finally has been found by using state of the art satellite remote sensing technologies. In October 2019 Jose Miguel and his team presented the results of this research at the TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X Science Team Meeting, held at the “Microwave and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center” (DLR), in Germany, where the results were confirmed by several scientists. This fossil lake has been searched for most conquerors and explorers since the beginning of the XVI century, until early XIX century, being depicted in most manuscript maps of the continent, and mentioned by the Indians. Leicester.Academia.edu/JPerezGomez Facebook.com/JoseMiguel.PerezGomez Superbar.ultimatepredator.com Resource Links Food Forest Abundance Start Your Own Podcast! Use THIS LINK for Amazon OPUS Expand Your Experience ExpandingRealityPodcast.com Rokfin YouTube Shirts N Such Random Acts of Kindness Tik Tok Music By Vinny The Saint Bo Shaftnoski - Production Expert
“Once we claim that we are something, we will constantly get tested to strengthen our ability to be just that.” Bringing new life into this planet is SCARY. From the weight of new responsibilities to the loss of freedom, new fathers often struggle in this transitional phase. Fam Life host Phil Gomez speaks to the journey of fatherhood in this solocast, bringing in the rites of passage model to help men make sense of this massive shift. Phil speaks to the needs of the new and prospective father - urging men to utilize community for collective problem solving, create a vision of the father they would like to be, and plan for what they cannot see. Highlights: [06:20] How to transcend fears about having your first child. [09:50] What is severance and how can you benefit from this phase? [10:58] Why new fathers fear losing freedom. [14:15] Can you name what within you needs to die for you to be better? [17:21] Why you should have examples of positive models of fatherhood. [21:20] How to show up powerfully and in service during the actual birth. [24:01] Why you are constantly evolving as a father. [27:20] How embodying your virtues will always look different in action. [31:01] Why talking to other fathers is instrumental to learning. [31:31] Why utilizing community to collectively problem solve is vital to incorporation. Rising Man Links: Instagram || @risingmanmovement DOJO || A 4 day, carefully crafted sequence of rigorous exercises that will challenge the limits of your mental, physical, and emotional fortitude. Men's Circle || Are you ready to join other men JUST LIKE YOU who have found a way to RISE ABOVE life's challenges and create a life of purpose and fulfillment? Join our online FIRE CIRCLE! Online Course || IGNITE is a 12 week online program designed to ignite your purpose and propel you into freedom. Features weekly calls, online modules, growth assignments, and community support! Initiation || Compass is a 4 day 4 night Vision Fast in the wilderness, with preparation and incorporation calls in the months before and after. YouTube || The Rising Man Movement Website || RisingMan.org Dancing Bee Memorial Scholarship Fund || Supports our mission to provide young men with access to the medicine of nature, brotherhood, and transformational experiences.
Episode 146!? This week we are switching things up and giving our thoughts on "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness"! Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a 2022 American superhero film based on Marvel Comics featuring the character Doctor Strange. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the sequel to Doctor Strange (2016) and the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was directed by Sam Raimi, written by Michael Waldron, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. In the film, Strange protects America Chavez (Gomez), a teenager capable of traveling the multiverse, from Wanda Maximoff (Olsen). These sort of reviews usually go on our Patreon page so join up! The link is below! Join our discord and help us build the community! https://discord.gg/C8kX8kyKTM Support The Wednesday Pull List! https://www.patreon.com/wednesdaypull Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this week's episode, we're joined by two-time Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor, writer, artist, and advocate Chelsey Gomez. In this wide-reaching episode, we discuss Chelsey's cancer story, some of her best advice to patients and caregivers, the language surrounding cancer, and much more. As the owner of the brand “Ohyouresotough,” Chelsey creates humorous and nontraditional art and gifts for cancer patients that are unique, original, and real. She has also written books and articles that share the reality of battling cancer and explore how mainstream depictions of cancer need to be challenged to allow patients to process cancer in their own way. To learn more about Chelsey, check out @ohyouresotough on Instagram or visit https://www.ohyouresotough.com/. If you're a cancer survivor or patient interested in joining Chelsey's support group on Facebook, visit “Cancer Tok” at https://www.facebook.com/groups/496382244876989/. To see Chelsey's Etsy store, visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/Ohyouresotough, and to check out her books, visit https://www.amazon.com/Chelsey-Gomez/e/B09S8ZQ6HJ. To see Chelsey's articles on Cure Today, visit https://www.curetoday.com/contributors/chelsey-gomez.
It's GAME TIME! Herzlich willkommen zum neuen Podcast der „Footballerei“ rund um die European League of Football. Ab sofort berichten euch Jan Weinreich, Quarterback der Cologne Centurions, und Sebastian Silva Gomez, Linebacker der Frankfurt Galaxy, aus erster Hand hautnah von ihren Erlebnissen. Dichter dran geht nicht! In dieser Folge beantworten Jan und Gomez u. a. die wichtigsten Fragen vorm Saisonstart der ELF am 4. Juni). Was sind ihre persönlichen Ziele? Welche Teams sind ihre Favoriten? Wer sind die Stars?
In today's episode, I talk to Byron Gomez, one of the stars you might remember from Top Chef Season 18. Born in Costa Rica, he came to America as a child. Here, he formed a love for hospitality from the comfort of his own home, leading to a successful culinary career that caught the eye of the most famous cooking competition on TV. You'll hear about Gomez's difficult childhood in Costa Rica, the differences in leadership style between some of the well-known chef's he's worked with. He also shares his sources of culinary inspiration, his adventures in Aspen, and the details of his upcoming project in Boulder, Colorado. What you'll learn with chef Byron Gomez Why Chef Byron Gomez chose to participate in Top Chef (3:02) The hardest thing he's ever done (4:43) How the pressure of cooking on TV differs from cooking in a Michelin-starred restaurant (7:05) One surprising aspect of Top Chef that people don't know (8:33) The biggest lesson Top Chef Byron Gomez learned from the show (10:12) His favorite challenge from the show (11:40) Why Chef Byron Gomez struggles with his cultural identity (12:17) His childhood memories from Puerto Rico (14:54) His culinary family roots (17:10) Why Chef Byron Gomez finds the smell of food so comforting (17:42) How his family came to the US (19:17) His first cooking job (21:10) Moving to New York to get his foot in the door (21:55) A short trip through the evolution of modern Michelin cuisine (23:29) The styles of the leaders he's worked under (26:45) Chef Byron Gomez advice for aspiring young chefs (30:18) How to educate yourself rather than going to culinary school (32:47) His experience working in Aspen (34:21) How he describes his culinary style (37:07) His sources of inspiration (40:03) What's next in Colorado (43:15) Top 5 spots to eat in Aspen (46:05) His guilty pleasure food (48:42) Top cookbooks (49:04) Series of rapid-fire questions. Link to the podcast episode on Apple Podcast Links to other episodes in Top Chef Guests Conversation with chef Sheldon Simon Conversation with chef Tiffany Derry Interview with chef Elizabeth Falkner Interview with chef Silvia Barban Conversation with chef Brother Luck Conversation with chef David Burke Interview with chef Edward Lee Links to most downloaded episodes (click on any picture to listen to the episode) Jeremy Umansky in Cleveland Chef Erik Ramirez Nick DiGiovanni Chef Sheldon Simeon Click to tweet In a Michelin restaurant, you have a team of people who will back you up and try to get you there. Because at the end of the day, it's the reputation of the restaurant, so you have that teamwork. On Top Chef, you are on your own. Click To Tweet What Top Chef does is that it builds a brand for you. It tells your story. Click To Tweet Confidence is a tool that I've come to realize later on in life, but it's helped me figure out my cuisine, my voice, who I am, and to be brave enough to be like, ‘Well, this is who Byron is. Take it or leave it. Click To Tweet I was a kid who came to the US as an immigrant, but I wasn't American enough. I am from America, because I'm from Latin America, but I'm not Costa Rican enough because I wasn't raised in Costa Rica. So I always struggle with identity. Click To Tweet I never went to culinary school, I went to the school of hard knocks. Click To Tweet Social media Chef Byron Gomez Instagram Facebook Twitter Links mentioned in this episode Chef Byron Gomez
Born in Costa Rica, Chef Byron Gomez migrated to the United States when he was 8 years old and is a proud DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient. His interest in culinary arts started at a young age and after several years cooking on Long Island, he set his sights on New York City. With a mission to learn from some of the country's best, and learn various cultures through cuisine, he honed his skills under culinary luminaries like Daniel Boulud, Ronny Emborg, Gavin Kaysen, and Daniel Humm. Tune in to hear more about Chef Byron.
UFOs were on stage for the world to see during the first public Congressional hearing on the matter in more than 50 years. Cristina Gomez, Preston Dennett and Stephen Bassett sound off on what it really means and what the future holds. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Please join Franchi, Line and Parsons on the second day of the whirlwind 2-day interview extravaganza with Stern Pinball's George Gomez. It's an emotional ride for sure. No extra junk, just 100% interview. Enjoy!
What does an editor actually do? How do they help our favorite books come to our bookshelves? Are there any real quality checks when publishing books? Are publishing houses anything like the show Younger? If you have asked yourself any of these questions, you will love my guest today! I got to sit down with Maria Gomez, editor at Montlake (an imprint of Amazon Publishing) to discuss all things editing! From if the table filled with manuscripts exist to how publishing is so subjective to the timelines many of her books are on! It was a fantastic discussion and I loved hearing about this side of the literary industry! This episode is sponsored by Audible! Follow this link to get a free 30-day trial for Audible. Become a Patreon Member! https://www.patreon.com/abookshelfbinge Join the discord server! Shop the books mentioned on the podcast here! We have merch! Click here to shop the podcast's merch! Credits: Host: @bookshelfbinge Guest: Maria Gomez from Amazon Publishing Cover art: SaraSomethingCo (@sarasomething.co) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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For Raquel Gomez, getting outside has always been a way to be playful and adventurous. She's done a lot of hiking, rock climbing and camping around the U.S. Raquel also has a passion for working with kids — she's a youth climbing coach and has worked as a Wilderness Therapy Guide. But building a career in the outdoors wasn't easy for Raquel. She loved to get outside as a kid, but didn't see many outdoor athletes that looked like her. That's why she founded Atabey Outdoors, a program that provides safe and fun outdoor adventures for Black, Indigenous and Girls of Color in Phoenix, Arizona.Connect with Raquel:WebsiteInstagram
Season 4 Episode 17 is out with Anthony Gomez. Anthony is currently the Director of Player Development at PRP (Passion, Resilience, Process) located in Noblesville, IN. Anthony played college baseball at Vincennes and Ball State University. He played one season at Vincennes and two years at Ball State. Anthony talks about actually being cut from Ball State his senior and how he didn't maximize his overall training. Anthony talks about his beginnings at PRP and how he adapted into the coach he currently is. Anthony goes onto explain PRP's overall philosophy on pitching development and how today's player development is looking at overall mound presence development. He explains why PRP has their pitchers practice on the mound almost everyday and the overall throwing progression of pitchers. Anthony has a wide knowledge of biomechanics of throwing combining with Strength & Conditioning and overall human movement has allowed him to become one of the best overall performance coaches in the Midwest. Please join me in listening to Anthony!! Timestamps: Background 1:50 Munster HS 3:10 Vincennes University 4:00 Ball State 5:30 3 biggest things at the beginning that you learned 14:30 How this facility became one of the Midwest pitching development centers 22:45 Starting the summer program? 27:30 Explain the overall logical reason behind this 31:00 More emphasis towards lower half at PRP? 36:00 Custom programs at PRP, how do you pump athletes in and out of the facility 40:00 Future of player development? 53:00
Comme tous les jours, à 11h45, dans "Bienfait pour vous", Mélanie Gomez et Julia Vignali ouvrent la page des tendances de l'émission. Et au programme aujourd'hui, Perrine Brami vous fait découvrir comment conjuguer mariage et écologie. Ensuite, notre chroniqueuse Sophie Brafman vous parle des dernières tendances maillots de bain pour hommes.
Chaque jour, Julia Vignali et Mélanie Gomez, entourés de trois chroniqueurs, proposent une émission dédiée au bien-être et au mieux vivre. Travail, consommation, couple, parentalité… un magazine utile et feel-good qui traite de toutes les thématiques de la vie quotidienne.
The first part of our exclusive interview with our favorite guest, Mr. George Gomez. There's a few exclusives dropped here, and tons of Stern insight on things to come, plus TONS of fun! All this and MORE!
Comme tous les jours, à 12h, dans "Bienfait pour vous", Mélanie Gomez et Julia Vignali ouvrent la page des tendances de l'émission. Et au programme aujourd'hui, notre chroniqueur voyage, Gavin's Clemente Ruiz nous dévoiles les bonnes randonnées à faire avec les enfants. Et enfin, Séverine Pierron, nous parles du succès des "mêmes".
Chaque jour, Julia Vignali et Mélanie Gomez, entourés de trois chroniqueurs, proposent une émission dédiée au bien-être et au mieux vivre. Travail, consommation, couple, parentalité… un magazine utile et feel-good qui traite de toutes les thématiques de la vie quotidienne.
Comme tous les jours, à 12h, dans "Bienfait pour vous", Mélanie Gomez et Julia Vignali ouvrent la page des tendances de l'émission. Et au programme aujourd'hui, notre chroniqueuse lifestyle, Philippine Darblay, nous parles de ces coussins qui œuvrent pour le bien-être. Enfin, Cécile Coumau, notre chroniqueuse séniors, nous expliques en quoi la cryothérapie permet de soigner.
Junior Gomez is a SAG-AFTRA actor based in Los Angeles, California. He shot his first feature film, “Et Tu”, starring Lou Diamond Phillips and Malcolm McDowell, earlier this year. He was also in a commercial coming to your phones soon as a hand model for Cuisinart. Regionally, he played the Valet, in “Amadeus”, at the Folger Theatre in DC, and spent a summer at the Texas Shakespeare Festival, where he was in Tartuffe, Love's Labour's Lost and King John. He is represented by CCA. In this episode, Maggie and Junior chat about seeking representation and securing an agent or manager, using actors access, moving to Los Angeles to pursue TV and Film, hobbies, mental health, and who we are outside of the industry. Get your copy of CALL SHEET by Backstage here. To join the Actor Aesthetic Alliance Facebook group, click here. Spread love and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the Actor Aesthetic Podcast on your favorite podcast app. Visit actoraesthetic.com for more info. Follow Maggie Bera on social media Instagram: @actoraesthetic / @maggiebera Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActorAesthetic/ Email: email@example.com
Comme tous les jours, à 12h, dans "Bienfait pour vous", Mélanie Gomez et Julia Vignali ouvrent la page des tendances de l'émission. Et au programme aujourd'hui, notre chroniqueuse livres, Nathalie Lebreton, nous donnes les solutions pour en finir avec le pouce et les tétines ! Et enfin, Maud Ravier, notre chroniqueuse beauté, nous donnes les bons conseils pour avoir de beaux cheveux avant l'été.
Chaque jour, Julia Vignali et Mélanie Gomez, entourés de trois chroniqueurs, proposent une émission dédiée au bien-être et au mieux vivre. Travail, consommation, couple, parentalité… un magazine utile et feel-good qui traite de toutes les thématiques de la vie quotidienne.
Athlete Maestro helps you master the mental, physical and business aspects of sports. If you found this episode helpful, share it with a fellow athlete to help them on their quest to achieve their sports goals. MORE IMPORTANTLY: Join our exclusive facebook group for like minded athletes where we delve deeper into the episodes of the podcast, www.athletemaestro.com/group Sign up for any of my programs at athletemaestro.com/courses If you're a parent and you'll like to learn how to nurture your child's sporting talent sign up for my FREE MASTERCLASS athletemaestro.com/sportsparenting There are a ton of podcasts you could be listening to right now but you chose Athlete Maestro. THANK YOU. Want me to answer your questions here on the show, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org If you found anything useful on the podcast, please leave a RATING AND REVIEW so other young athletes like yourself can find and benefit from the podcast. To learn how to SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE A RATING on the show, head to www.athletemaestro.com/subscribe. For more on Athlete Maestro visit athletemaestro.com Get the Athlete Maestro Daily Planner, www.athletemaestro.com/dailyplanner Find me on social media Instagram - @tolaogunlewe Twitter - @tolaogunlewe Thanks for tuning in.
Robert Winfree, Alexis Hejna, David Wright and Mark Radulich present their Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review! Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a 2022 American superhero film based on Marvel Comics featuring the character Doctor Strange. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the sequel to Doctor Strange (2016) and the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was directed by Sam Raimi, written by Michael Waldron, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. In the film, Strange protects America Chavez (Gomez), a teenager capable of travelling the multiverse, from Wanda Maximoff (Olsen). Mark Radulich and his wacky podcast on all the things: https://linktr.ee/markkind76 also snapchat: markkind76 FB Messenger: Mark Radulich LCSW Tiktok: @markradulich twitter: @MarkRadulich
On this midweek show, Crystal chats with Nicole Gomez about her campaign for State Representative in the 36th Legislative District - why she decided to run, how the last legislative session went and her thoughts on addressing issues such as housing affordability and zoning, homelessness, COVID response, public safety, tax reform, and climate change. As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Find the host, Crystal, on Twitter at @finchfrii and find Nicole at @elect_nicole. Resources Campaign Website - Nicole Gomez: https://www.electnicole.com/ Transcript [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show, we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington state through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening, and what you can do about it. Full transcripts and resources referenced in the show are always available at officialhacksandwonks.com and in our episode notes. So today I am thrilled to welcome to the show, Nicole Gomez, who is a candidate for State Representative in the 36th Legislative District. Welcome to the show, Nicole. [00:00:47] Nicole Gomez: Thank you for having me, Crystal. [00:00:49] Crystal Fincher: Thank you for joining us. So I guess I will start out by asking what made you decide to run for State Rep in the 36th right now? [00:00:58] Nicole Gomez: Yeah, well, I'm running to be the next State Representative for the 36th district because I actually would like to help create an economy that works for everyone. I've been quietly doing the work behind the scenes for years and advising others on how to accomplish their policy goals. And I think now's a good time to get started. [00:01:21] Crystal Fincher: You have been doing it for years - full disclosure to people - I work with you in a different capacity now that you are the Executive Director of the Institute for a Democratic Future, commonly known as IDF around these parts. And I'm on the board of that organization and an alum and appreciate work there. But what made you - to that point, you've been helping to mentor a lot of people because of your experience in working in the background - what in your experience do you think helps inform your candidacy and what kind of legislator you'd be? [00:01:58] Nicole Gomez: I guess you're asking more of an origin story - so from about the age of five, an illness actually - an illness in the family left us homeless. And so from that moment, there was a lot of working through bureaucracy. My parents are both Hispanic, not very well educated - and helping them navigate some pretty complex systems, and so I always had vowed that, this is ridiculous. And so, even at a very young age, I vowed to do something about it. And so that's where I'm at right now. I have my own non-profit organization and I co-founded Alliance for a Healthy Washington and we have been working towards transformative healthcare reform here in Washington state, currently sit on the Universal Health Care Commission appointed by Governor Inslee - we're working to develop a healthcare plan for Washington state once the federal waivers are approved in order to innovate here. And so things are moving. [00:03:22] Crystal Fincher: Well, we just came out of a legislative session where there were definitely some great things that happened, and other things that left some people disappointed. What was your evaluation of this past session? [00:03:36] Nicole Gomez: Yeah. Well, when I'm thinking about this past session, there was some things that I would like to see move forward next session. For starters, I would say - there's a bill called Keep Our Care Act - I don't remember the bill number off the top of my head, I'm sorry - but essentially that bill is part of a puzzle piece in our healthcare system. What you see right now is these large healthcare systems coming into Washington state - and they're faith-based and they're buying up a lot of our hospitals - for instance, Swedish was bought out by Providence. And so, when you're thinking about the current state of this past week - abortion access and access to equitable healthcare and in reproductive health - having those large hospital systems could potentially become an issue if they're not going to provide certain services to people who need them. Another one that I was thinking about is the middle housing bill - I know that Rep Macri had been working on that bill for a number of years and Rep Bateman was - took it over in a different lens - and they are amazing legislator, first of all. And they've been able to push this pretty far. And so I'm excited to see what comes out of that - was disappointed that it wasn't signed because we need more affordable housing. [00:05:35] Crystal Fincher: We absolutely do - when it comes to affordable housing, what can we do to provide more of it? What can you do in your capacity as a state legislator? What are your priorities for helping? [00:05:49] Nicole Gomez: Yeah, that's the million billion dollar question. I think a lot of legislators have been working on this issue for a number of years and it's not just a Washington problem, it's also a nationwide problem. And it stems from a variety of areas - there are, but that there's no way around it - we need more housing. We need more density in a place like - 'cause my district would be Seattle - so particularly in the Seattle area, there's not a lot of land to build on, and so you have to be smart about future planning. And so this particular - the middle housing bill was amazing because it would allow us to be able to build a little bit larger condo spaces, or multiplexes a little bit larger - six unit or four units, whatever - it's better than the single-family housing that we have right now, because we can house more people. [00:07:05] Crystal Fincher: We can and one of the sticking points with that and that had been raised is - well, hey, we need to keep the character of our single-family, big-home neighborhoods. We need to maintain our property values, which are skyrocketing. Should we be increasing the zoning and increasing the allowed density in single-family areas? [00:07:35] Nicole Gomez: Yeah, so, I don't think it's should we - we have to. If we're ever going to address our homelessness situation, the affordability situation - we just need to do it. Something that the state can do is to legalize that middle housing - right now, the cities are in control of their zoning practices and a lot of them are exclusionary zoning laws. I was thinking back to something my husband said - and the house that we currently live in, that we bought at the bottom of the recession - would not be able to afford it today. His grandpa couldn't have moved into this house because of the zoning laws that the City of Seattle had back then. A lot of those zoning laws were very racist, and they kept certain neighborhoods more, or less - there was less people of color in them. The houses are all single-family housing, there's not very many apartment buildings. And so, while I understand people wanting to keep the character, it's just a necessity. [00:09:01] Crystal Fincher: It really is, and that bill is a great bill. I also wish it would have passed. We absolutely, in my opinion, need to move forward with density. And I think that's becoming a more common opinion. Certainly all the folks who were pushing for that bill, and Reps Macri and Bateman, have been instrumental in moving the conversation forward, especially in these past several months. It's part of the solution. It's not all of the solution. There is a lot more that needs to happen. What more can be done to help with housing affordability? And should social housing, like the initiative that is currently having signatures collected in Seattle, should that be part of it? [00:09:51] Nicole Gomez: I think that we're in this crisis mode where we have to throw everything at it, at this problem, before things spiral further out of control. I have not fully read that initiative yet, but I've heard about it from people and they seem really excited about it. So, it's something I'm looking forward to digging in and learning more about. But certainly everything that we're able to do is needed. Something else that I was thinking about as I was filling out my questionnaires, as candidates do - one of the questions was about labor. My dad used to be a carpenter and so I'm thinking about how COVID has affected people's lifestyles, and I know right now that there's a lack of workforce within the trades. And so another thing that we can do at the state level is to help provide training programs for trades. And I think it's important to look at that for community colleges, high schools, apprenticeships - those are all things that we're going to need, especially if we're moving towards a green future. [00:11:30] Crystal Fincher: That makes sense. I'm thinking about it and the conversation about housing and housing affordability, and thinking about homelessness, which is absolutely related to the issue of housing affordability. It is essentially - the biggest issue is that they don't have and can't afford housing in their present situation. A lot of the homeless policy to attack, to address homelessness - I guess that was a Freudian slip - to attack homelessness - that's the manifestation of it in a lot of areas. A lot of the policy to address homelessness is dictated on a local level by city and county governments. Is there anything that you can do in your capacity as a state legislator to help reduce the amount of people who are living on the street? [00:12:18] Nicole Gomez: It's such a complex issue - there are a variety of reasons that lead to it, and I think we need to be mindful of how we move forward in addressing, making sure that people are taking care of. One of the things that I think about when I think about homelessness is the social determinants of health. My work in healthcare policy has really hammered that into my head. And so, they need to have access - it's not just, oh, here's some houses. That's fine, but you have to have access to healthcare services, you have to have access to mental health supports, you have to have a safe, physical environment, and then also education. And then once you have all those things into place, then you're looking at adding in that employment piece - because people can't be employed unless they're well, and so how do we get them well? [00:13:32] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, that absolutely makes sense. Is there anything you can do to help people get stable enough to maintain stable housing, to afford that housing, and to be able to continue to move on with their lives? [00:13:52] Nicole Gomez: Yeah, so that one is - we recently put some money - not this session, but the session before - into mental health. But it's going to take a while for those things to balance out because the process of setting up programs takes a while. But this past session, one of the bills that I was working to help pass, and it actually ended up being a budget proviso, but it expands mental healthcare to people. So there are mental health providers who are looking to do pro bono work, and this bill, or this idea, was brought to me by one of our members. And they're a nonprofit organization here in Seattle and they serve King, Snohomish, and Pierce right now, but they were being approached by mental health providers who are interested in pro bono work. However, there wasn't a program, that we could find, that would be able to screen patients. And so they actually already have something set up for other healthcare needs. And so they were like, well, we could screen patients, but we need help funding an additional position. And so that's what this proviso does - it's going to be a test to see if the program works. It's been working pretty well in another state, and so that has increased it's - with telehealth now - hopefully people will have a little bit more stability because what the studies show is that if you have access to regular mental healthcare, then you have less issues. And that makes sense, and so those are the kinds of things that I'd be looking at as a legislator. [00:16:01] Crystal Fincher: I got it - talking about health right now, we are still in a pandemic. COVID is still spreading. We still have a very problematic virus that is spreading wildly. What should we be doing right now to address it? And I'm asking that in the context of - a lot of the COVID protections that had been in place and financial supports, whether its the cost, having free testing, free vaccinations, access to some time off, extra unemployment, the eviction moratoriums - all of those policies and protections that were put into place, many of them have expired. And so we're still in a situation where COVID is spreading, but we don't have the kind of rigor or coverage with testing, or treatment, or even people being able to manage being sick that we did before. Should the state be doing more? Would you do something different as a state legislator? [00:17:07] Nicole Gomez: Yeah, it's a sticky situation. But first of all, my answer would be, yes. I would try to push for at least some of the services. For instance, I was in Yakima a couple of weeks ago for work, and one of the people I was with was like - oh, I have to go on a flight when I get back to Seattle and I need a COVID test for this conference that I need to be at. And so she started looking up to see whether or not there was anything there that she could just go quickly get a test and have her results. And there's not - there was nothing open and we were just floored that that was a thing. It's always so easy in certain areas of the state to get a test that that just didn't even cross our minds. And that's happening all over the place right now. So what we're seeing is a huge spike in COVID cases and it's just not working. So definitely I would want to see more availability of, not only the vaccine, but also testing sites or - and I know that we still have the ability to order tests online but quite frankly, I don't think a lot of people know about that. It's not like we sent out something in the mail - it's information that you have to seek out. And if you're not watching local TV - I don't know how many people do anymore because we've got all these really great streaming services - it becomes hard. But at the legislature, I would love to see better funding for public health because let's face it - with the way climate change has accelerated, I think that we're gonna see a lot more of this type of situation. We're going to see potential new, novel diseases and we have learned a lot from this pandemic - and I think that will be helpful in shoring up some of our public health programs moving forward. [00:19:25] Crystal Fincher: Well, I certainly hope so. And the projections moving forward, considering everything, are not necessarily encouraging. But I'm hoping that more can be done to mitigate that. Now there's a lot of people who are very concerned about crime and afraid of being victimized, and the conversation about public safety has been intense and getting more intense with very differing viewpoints sometimes. What can you do - again, an area where a lot of the policy is enacted on a city and county level - in localities with police departments and the city's dictating them, sheriff's departments and the county's dictating them. In your role as a state legislator, what can you do to address people's concerns that they're not feeling safe? [00:20:23] Nicole Gomez: I think everybody deserves to feel secure in their - where they live - we can do better in that area. I've heard from businesses who have had their windows smashed in just overnight for no apparent reason. I think some of the things that people connect to public safety is homelessness, because they see homeless people out and about. And so in their head, they're like - oh, that's the problem. And then there's other people who see that the problem is drug use, and that is also a problem. So you're going through these things and you're like - we need to address the root causes of what's going on, quite frankly. More police is not the answer. The answer is to get people to support they need, whether whether that be treatment programs - I don't tell people this very often, but my brother-in-law went through a situation not long ago that ended up with us having to try to seek care for him. And it was really difficult. It took a few times to get him cleaned up and getting into the programs in the first place - it's not easy, it's not cheap, it's pretty much an exclusive situation if you don't have the funds to do that. And so, you're looking around and you're seeing all of these different problems and it's just - it comes down to we haven't been properly funding our safety net programs for decades and it's time to do that. [00:22:36] Crystal Fincher: It is time to do that. What would you prioritize when it comes to funding safety net programs or actions? What is at the top of your list and that you think would make the biggest difference? [00:22:50] Nicole Gomez: Tax reform. We need tax reform. That's the long and short of it - I have heard from neighbors their property taxes are really high. We have seen that that there are - there's just so many different problems with our tax system. We don't have an income tax here in Washington state - I would love to see a progressive income tax if that were ever a possibility. But I say, what we do to start is to - Rep Frame had a tax on an excess of wealth - it was a 1% tax on the value of stocks, bonds, and intangible assets over a billion dollars. So essentially only the very wealthy few would be paying that, but our tax code is upside down - the low and middle-income households are paying up to 17% of their income on taxes, while the wealthy few pay like 3% - that's ridiculous. I don't know how else to make it resonate with people, but I'm trying. When I talk to people about all these programs, I'm like - that's great, I love it, but we need to fund it. So let's get onboard, let's organize, let's talk to the rest of the state, let's talk to folks here in Seattle - educate people on what this would mean for them, putting a real dollar value on what they'd be saving or be getting back into their pay so that they could afford their rent increases that have been happening. Gosh, it's just a whole thing, and people are tired and frustrated and want action. [00:24:51] Crystal Fincher: People are tired and frustrated and want action. And another thing that they are also tired and frustrated about is looking at the projections that are - and what's happening in our world around us - with extreme heat, extreme cold events, wildfires, just so much related to climate change already. And the projections being very dire that if we don't take significant action now, we are in for a world of hurt and our children are in for a world that we don't recognize. What should we be doing? And what will you lean on as a state legislator to address climate change and mitigate the impacts that we're experiencing? [00:25:43] Nicole Gomez: Yeah. So, we all - I hope we all understand that this needs to be addressed. This is probably one of the top issues around the world. We need to address this situation. One of the things that I love about the 36th district is that there are so many people who are amazing experts in climate change policy, and so I'm super excited to have the chance to work with them on it - because it's a policy area that I haven't fully delved into yet. But something that I have appreciated, that the state has done, is last session they passed this transformative bill - it's called the HEAL Act - and it is pretty amazing, because one of the things that the HEAL Act does is it puts the focus back onto communities like a ground-up approach. So, they have a health disparities map and it also, on that map, adds to it some of the environmental factors. And so looking at that, they're targeting certain communities are most effected and going in as state agencies - I think there's seven state agencies that are tasked with this community building. And they're going in, talking to people who live in those communities, and then will be bringing recommendations based on what the community input is. So I think that that's something that is important. Other things that we would have to do is - it's starting to transition to green buildings. We need more materials for that. Right now it doesn't make much sense, but I think that right now we are getting - a lot of the materials are not made in the country. And so when you're thinking towards what Washington looks like in the future, we have such a huge manufacturing employment base, or manufacturing industry. What about switching those over to making green materials? What does that look like? So there's plenty of things to consider and I'm excited to learn more and to work with advocates on it. [00:28:34] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, absolutely. When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, our transportation sector is responsible for the majority of emissions here. There was a lot of conversation during the session about whether or not we should be expanding highways at this time, given that we know it doesn't reduce traffic, but it does increase emissions. Will you support or oppose the expansion of highways in future transportation packages? [00:29:08] Nicole Gomez: I don't think that the highway expansions - some of them are unnecessary. The more room you have, the harder - it doesn't actually help traffic, if that makes sense. [00:29:27] Crystal Fincher: It does make sense. It's counterintuitive because we've grown up with a lot of people just establishing conventional wisdom, which oftentimes is not attached to reality, that - oh, traffic is bad, add another lane, that'll do it. But it actually makes traffic worse when you add that lane. But with that, so given that and the reason for so many expansions is to accommodate future capacity and reduce traffic - would you vote for a bill that had highway expansion? [00:30:04] Nicole Gomez: It really does depend on the location. It depends on - so what's happening right now is that because it's so unaffordable to live here in Seattle, people are moving further out. And so if there is an area that's growing and that needs it and it's further away from where there are jobs and if you're having to drive more than a couple of miles to get to a grocery store - those are all real things. So, I can't say that - no, completely, no more new roads. You can't bike in some areas, right? There's mountains. So those are - each situation is a very separate thing. One of the things that we're trying to do is increase options for transit, public transit. And so where does the public transit drive on? So those are all - until we have more walkable, small cities and areas to where people can get to everything that they need in a really small, short area - I have two grocery stores nearby, but that's not the case in other areas of the state. So, I think it's a very individual situation. [00:31:41] Crystal Fincher: You mentioned displacement and people being pushed out of areas where they live, areas have been gentrified, people have been priced out and excluded, people are having a harder time living close to where they work, and people are very concerned that Seattle - now with an average median income over a hundred thousand dollars - is just going to be a place for people who are well-off and wealthy. And if you have an average income for the state, for the country - then you just are not included in that kind of an area, or have the opportunity to live in a neighborhood that's walkable and dense, or have access to services that now are increasingly concentrated around cities and urban areas and not in areas that a lot of people are being pushed out to. What can you do as a legislator? What kind of policy or action could you take to address that? [00:32:46] Nicole Gomez: That's a good question. So you have the ability to diversify neighborhoods through building more housing in those areas. That's how you build diversity in neighborhoods - is allowing those places to be built. So a lot of the neighborhoods in the 36th are single-family housing areas, there are less places where you can put apartment-style or condo-style housing than there used to be. I don't even know how long ago it was - 15, 20 years, I don't remember - but there used to be a greater ability to build density and that's not the case now. There's actually very few places where you can build higher up, so a lot of what we can do as a legislator, or as legislators - is to partner with our cities, partner with our counties, work on actual plans government-to-government initiatives are a thing. You're there to represent people and essentially you're a lobbyist for your people that live in your neighborhood, that live in your - where you live. And so, you take their ideas and try to make them happen. And so part of that is having a really good relationship with your local people - call up people from King County, go testify at their meetings - it's real. [00:34:54] Crystal Fincher: I got you. So there are also conversations, and going back to the last legislative session, about what we need to do to restore trust and build trust in institutions involved in our criminal legal system, including policing. There've been a number of incidents - obviously we've talked a lot over the years on this show just about various incidents - but there was action taken this past legislative session to roll back a number of policies. There are also several challenges from within our system of policing, within our systems of prosecution that seem to allow bad acts to occur without any accountability. And a lot of people are like - hey, we are asking a minimum wage earner to be more accountable, to employ more judgment, and they're experiencing more consequences than some of the highly-paid professionals in policing, in prosecutor's office, judges. One, do you agree with the action that was taken this past legislative session, and what more can be done to increase accountability and trust with the public? [00:36:25] Nicole Gomez: I don't agree with rolling back what was done. And I will say that I used to work for a district attorney's office, I was a crime victims coordinator, I've worked with a ton of law enforcement - different types of agencies even - and they have a rough job and so I have respect for them. It's hard to go out every day and deal with stuff that you've been - the same people, the same problems - and I know it's their job, right? That's a real thing, but it gets frustrating because I think they also feel like they're not being listened to, so I get that. At the same time, they're accountable to the public - they're public servants. And so, that is - you have to hold those things together at the same time and it's difficult, especially because right now they've lost all public trust. And I would like to see them meet the public halfway. It feels right now - it feels like they got their feelings hurt and are pouting. And instead of trying to collaboratively work on the problem - so rebuilding trust takes a long time - and it takes transparency, it takes accountability, it takes effort, and it takes people to get out there, show up, be there for your community. Go to the night-out parties at your local, in your streets, in your blocks. Do the - get out of your car and go walk your neighborhood, bike your neighborhood, meet people, talk - those are the kinds of things that I think would help to rebuild trust. As far as the legislature goes, I would love to dig in and learn a little bit more about the behind the scenes, the sausage of what happened, because I have a feeling that there's a lot that went into it and I'd be interested in talking to everybody. One of the things that I'm a big believer in is making sure that you've researched all sides of any given problem. And currently from what I've seen - it's through media and other people - so actually knowing what those behind-the-scenes conversations are would help in figuring out how to move forward. That's definitely a necessity in order to tackle such a hard problem. But I also get that they're frustrated and it goes back to those social programs. We have to do something. We literally have not been funding them for years. [00:40:17] Crystal Fincher: All right. Well, we are coming to the end here, but as we close, there are - you're in a crowded race for the open seat, there are a lot of candidates in the race. Why should voters choose you? And how would their lives be impacted differently with you versus the other candidates? [00:40:38] Nicole Gomez: Yeah. Well, I think with me - I come with a variety of experience, lived experience. I come with a few different fields - I've worked in healthcare policy as an advocate, as a volunteer advocate. I've been training people on civics, civic engagement. I have been - I've worked in workers' compensation for over 15 years. There's - it's a multifaceted person who hasn't had one specific path - it's all culminated into this ability to know how systems work. It's what I do. For me, I think the people of the 36th would get a thoughtful, humble servant. I have an innate curiosity about why we do the things we do. And I have a proven drive to change something if it no longer serves our community, and I would be honored to be able to represent this district that I love and call home. [00:41:52] Crystal Fincher: Well, thank you so much for joining us today. [00:41:54] Nicole Gomez: Thank you - great talking to you. [00:41:56] Crystal Fincher: You too. I thank you all for listening to Hacks & Wonks on KVRU 105.7 FM. 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