In this episode of Student Affairs Voices from the Field, Dr. Jill Creighton welcomes Andrew Hua, a Chinese Vietnamese higher education scholar and practitioner currently serving as the Director of Student Affairs Case Management Services at the University of California, San Diego. Andrew's journey into student affairs began as an undergraduate student involved in leadership activities, leading him to pursue graduate programs in student affairs. He initially worked in residential life roles and later transitioned into case management. The conversation delves into how case management adapted to remote and hybrid models during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on building strong relationships with students even in virtual settings. Andrew shares his unexpected transition to the interim director role at UC San Diego and the challenges he faced during this significant shift in responsibility. Mentorship, support, and collaboration are highlighted as crucial aspects of professional transitions in student affairs. Andrew also discusses his decision to pursue a Doctorate in Education (EdD) while managing his leadership role and the challenges and rewards of such a commitment. Throughout the episode, Andrew's journey exemplifies the importance of mentorship and support during career transitions in student affairs, as well as the significance of building rapport with students and colleagues, even in remote or hybrid work environments. He emphasizes the value of seeking and accepting support from mentors and peers when navigating transitions. Please subscribe to SA Voices from the Field on your favorite podcasting device and share the podcast with other student affairs colleagues! TRANSCRIPT Dr. Jill Creighton [00:00:02]: Welcome to Student Affairs Voices from the Field, the podcast where we share your student affairs stories from fresh perspectives to seasoned experts. This is season nine on transitions in Student Affairs. This podcast is brought to you by NASPA. And I'm Dr. Jill Creighton. She her hers your essay Voices from the Field. Host welcome back to another episode of Essay Voices from the Field. Today we are heading to sunny Southern California to meet Andrew Hua. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:00:30]: Andrew is a Chinese Vietnamese higher education scholar and practitioner. Currently, Andrew Hua serves as the Director of Student Affairs case Management Services at the University of California, San Diego. Before starting at UC San Diego, andrew served as a higher education professional at the University of California, Berkeley and Washington State University. He received his Master of Arts in Student Affairs administration degree from Michigan State. Go Green. Go Spartans. And he received his bachelor of arts in sociology degree from the University of California, Riverside Go. Highlanders. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:00:59]: In addition, Andrew is the 2023 2025 Asian Pacific islander knowledge community cochair Andrew's various experiences in cris management, behavioral threat assessment, nonclinical case management, residential life, Greek life, student conduct conference services, and student government, along with his desire and passion to learn for developing students holistically as leaders, citizens and scholars in a safe and welcoming community is the foundation of his student affairs experience. Personally, he'd like to share that he's a huge Disney fanatic and loves photography. So you could say that his hobbies are going to Disneyland and taking pictures. However, he has other Hobies as well. He enjoys playing volleyball board and video games and going on foodie adventures and hiking. Andrew, so thrilled to have you on SA voices thank you. Andrew Hua [00:01:40]: I'm excited to be here with you as well. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:01:42]: We learned from your bio you are not only the current co chair of the Apikc for NASPA, but you are also transitioning in other areas of life with a recent permanent position and also doctoral studies. So a lot going on for you in the transition space. But as we like to start each episode before we get into the journey, would love to know your come up story. How did you get to your current seat in higher ed? Andrew Hua [00:02:05]: Yeah, it's not a traditional pathway. I would have to say. I'll share that it started off traditional. As a young undergraduate student, I got involved in leadership, had the opportunity, had great mentors, advisors, and he said, have you ever thought about doing something like we do and doing student affairs? I was like, I have no idea what that is. And from there, it started with exploring graduate programs and then applying and getting in. So I went to Michigan State University, which was awesome. Go Spartans. And then from there, all my background has been residential life, so res life at Michigan State residence, life at Washington State residence, life at UC Berkeley, and then my transition from Berkeley to where I'm at now the University of California, San Diego, is case management. Andrew Hua [00:02:54]: It was a unique space. I wanted to get back to Southern California, and I started exploring different opportunities and found myself as a case manager. I saw transferable skills and over. In three years, there's been a lot of transitions from case manager to now serving as the director of the Student Affairs Case Management office. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:03:13]: That's an incredible jump in three years to go from the individual contributor role to leading the entire team in such a short span when it was kind of a new functional area for you, but also kind of not, because what ResLife staff member is not doing case management and maybe just not calling it. Andrew Hua [00:03:27]: That 100% agree with you. I think Res Life has given me so many opportunities in understanding different areas and field of work. It felt really good to transition to that. But you're right. I would say it was one I think most folks face this. I transitioned in 2020 from Res Life to case management. A whole new field of work, kind of. And then from 2020 to 2023, I was working remotely hybrid, somewhat in person. Andrew Hua [00:03:56]: So lots of transitions and even transitioning to being interim director. Then director has its own transition too. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:04:03]: Let's talk about doing case management in the hybrid and remote space, because I think case management especially is one of the areas of student affairs where there may be some hesitations from leadership to be okay with that because of the sensitive nature of what these types of cases can be. We're seeing students who are having mental health emergencies. We're seeing students who have personal crises. And there can be something impersonal about doing that level of connection with another person through the Internet. So tell us about how you navigated that. Andrew Hua [00:04:32]: Yeah, it was very interesting. I think we've all adapted in 2020. Students had to adapt, professionals had to adapt, and the only way to connect was virtually. So I think we had to find a way to find that connection. And one of the connections I was able to build is how do we build rapport with students? Get to know them as if we were getting to know them as if they were sitting right across from us, getting to know who they are as a person, getting to know what their interests were, understanding what their challenges are and what are their primary and I guess primary priorities when they come meet with us. Right. It's not about let's talk about anything and everything. It's about what do you need at this moment? And I think that's where I felt the students felt like they were being heard. Andrew Hua [00:05:13]: We've continued to do hybrid now because that's what the students want. We've done assessment. They've said majority of time we would like to have zoom. Do we do offer in person. But the students choose that because it's convenient. It allows them to be in the space that they're most comfortable, not in an office that they're not familiar with. And they also get to choose the time much more conveniently to them. They have to walk across campus, take in travel time. Andrew Hua [00:05:37]: So I think all things that I think about leadership, my leadership and my supervisors, when we have conversation about how do we conduct our work, if the students feel safe in their space, there's less risks of them spiraling or their mental health being flared up, and we're able to kind of navigate that with them. Of course, we do run into some of the situations where students do end up having a cris over the phone or over zoom, but we have our resources intact, right? That's where we'll de escalate. We'll do our best to contact resources off the side, whether it's contact another team member via teams, zoom, et cetera, to help us get the resources to the student if we know where the student is at that moment. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:06:19]: So it's allowed you to work faster? In some ways, yeah. Andrew Hua [00:06:22]: More efficient and effective ways at times. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:06:24]: You mentioned that you took on an interim position before becoming the director. How did that know? Andrew Hua [00:06:30]: That was a unique situation. I was not expecting. I did my role as the inaugural case manager and outreach specialist at UC San Diego. And my role. I was learning, and I felt really comfortable after a year. And I was ready to meet for my annual performance evaluation with my supervisor and say, like, I'm ready for more. Ready to look at what does it mean to be a case manager that takes on the designee responsibilities of my director when they're out of the office. And then I went into that meeting, and my director shared, you know what? I have some news to share with you. Andrew Hua [00:07:02]: I have actually accepted another position. I'm like, I didn't even get a chance to share about my goals for the next year, et cetera, because the next thing that came up was, Andrew, we've talked to leadership, and we think you'd be great to serve as the interim director. And I was shocked. I was like, it was one year in. Granted, I received positive feedback for my performance throughout, but I was not expecting that. So I had a moment of pause before I actually accepted. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:07:27]: Think the more realistic way is you were freaking shook. Andrew Hua [00:07:32]: You are absolutely correct. I was I was not expecting I was like, I've done one year in this field, they're asking me to be interim director. I was like, okay, let's chat about that. What does that look like? So I was shook. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:07:43]: That is a really different conversation than. Andrew Hua [00:07:45]: The one you expected to have 100%. So granted, it was a great opportunity. And I did get to sit down and talk about, like, I really enjoyed working with my supervisor. And I said, I will accept it under one condition, is that you continue to serve as a mentor. And that the leadership that is still here that I will report to, also will serve as mentors too. Not just supervisors, but mentors to mold me into a great leader. Why take on the interim role? Dr. Jill Creighton [00:08:15]: That is a really amazing ask. We talk a lot in negotiation skills about things you can ask for that is not necessarily based salary, like vacation days and other types of things. But asking for someone to serve as a mentor is a really great pro tip, especially if you're taking on something that maybe you have your own reservations about. Andrew Hua [00:08:33]: Yeah, 100%. And I can tell you, they all agreed. They're like, absolutely. We will continue to serve as mentors and consult as you navigate this water until this day. I still have mentoring moments with them. Like every month, we have something scheduled with my previous supervisor and the leadership here at UC San Diego. So it's not gone. It still continues, even though I have taken on the permanent role. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:08:56]: When you take on an interim role, and especially in the way that it was offered to you, it doesn't really give the team a lot of transparency. That can feel a little bit scary to the team when all of these changes are happening suddenly. How did you navigate the waters of moving from a fellow case manager to supervising others? Who were your direct peers and maybe had no idea this was coming? Andrew Hua [00:09:15]: Yeah, that was a tricky area to kind of navigate. But in much reflection, I did inquire why me? Why my position? Why am I being selected? I think that was important for me to understand. And what was shared with me was my inaugural role. The student affairs case manager and outreach specialist. That was the starting point. The future and strategic plan was eventually this role would become the Assistant Director or would eventually become the designee overall for any Director responsibilities. When the Director was out and the entire team knew that when they did their search for the position, the entire team knew that the Student Affairs Case Manager and Outreach Specialist role was going to evolve into something of leadership. So I think that's when it made me feel a bit more comfortable with knowing that the team knew this. Andrew Hua [00:10:05]: They all had opportunities to also apply for the position and show interest. I think the other piece for me is I took it in my own responsibility to connect with my colleagues. I checked in with them and shared hey, of course, when the announcement was made, I connected with them afterwards and said, I wanted to check in with you. How are you feeling about the decision? What are some challenges that may be coming up, or how can I best support you in this interim phase? My colleagues actually embraced me. They're very happy. They're like, we are so happy that we have an interim director. We've seen what this department has been like when there is an interim director, and some of them shared with me that they're glad that they didn't want it. We had no plans. Andrew Hua [00:10:48]: They did not want to be the room director. So glad you accepted. We will happily work with you. And I think the year that I got to spend with them was awesome. We collaborated on so many projects, so they knew who I was, they knew how I worked, and in no way, shape, or form was their conflict. It was all collaborative and learning, and most of them had skills that I learned from that helped me kind of build on the interim position. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:11:11]: The interim year is starting to come to a close. It's time to think about whether or not that permanent position is something you want to do or don't want to do, because you had the opportunity to learn over the course of that year. Tell us about how you made the decision that, yes, you do want to go for the permanent position. Andrew Hua [00:11:27]: Yeah, that was a lot of thinking. I knew when I accept interim role, it was also a place of, like, I feel like I'm interviewing for this position too. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:11:39]: For a whole year. Andrew Hua [00:11:40]: For a whole year. And I also was in a place of, I'm going to look at this opportunity as interim to decide whether I would actually enjoy this work. I was going to look at this interim opportunity to also understand if this will propel me for future professional opportunities. And I think both were yes. Right at the end of the day, I enjoyed the work. I enjoyed that this pathway was probably going to lead to new opportunities for my next career step. I enjoyed working with the staff that helped support students. I do miss working with students quite often, but this gives me a different level of work, and there's a different type of feeling when I'm able to support my staff and they are coming back. Andrew Hua [00:12:22]: During our Kudo sessions. We appreciate your leadership. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you and your consultation. These are folks that have done case management much longer than I have. Some of my colleagues come from a social work background, and when I am able to provide my expertise and we are working together to provide an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach, it feels good. So I think overall, those are a couple of things that came to mind. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:12:47]: You decide to go for the role, you do have to do a full, real search to get the position. What was that like to go from being a person who was leading the team to a person who is now interviewing for your own job again with that team and with your supervisors? Andrew Hua [00:13:03]: That was a fascinating experience. In my interim role, we had vacancies, and I had to hire a couple of folks as well. So I hired those folks, and then in turn, they have to decide whether I get to continue or they interview me. And my feelings were kind of mixed. Right. Is that there's a fear because as an internal candidate, they get to see everything. As much as we'd like to ensure that it's unbiased process in any hiring, recruitment, there's some bias that I believe does permeate into the space of like it comes into feedback and how we see others. But overall I'm laying out there and they can see everything, whether I present it in the interview or if they've seen it in the past in the work that I've done. Andrew Hua [00:13:43]: I think the other piece was also excitement. It was an opportunity for me to share the great work that we've done and share where we can go. Because I have had some time internally to think about strategically, if I were to take on the interim director position, lead this department at full capacity, where could it really be? So those were kind of the two mixed feelings. I was going in and then of course, it's kind of awkward going in and you see all the familiar faces and you have to like, let me tell you how I do my job, or how I think the job can. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:14:11]: Be done, or here's how I think I do the job. And then maybe what they're receiving from you is not aligned with their experience with you. It's a weird place to navigate. Andrew Hua [00:14:20]: Yeah, absolutely. Every has their perceptions and thoughts. So yeah, it's a unique experience to be in. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:14:27]: You get the position, you're sitting in that seat now. What was the transition like for you from moving from the interim space to moving to the full time space? Andrew Hua [00:14:35]: I'll be very honest, it wasn't too big of a transition. I felt like I was already doing the role at full capacity. If anything, I felt comfortable making long term decisions. So there were things that we tested out in the interim. I was like, we're just doing this interim, we're going to pilot it during the interim. But now coming out of interim and being the full time official director, I was like, it worked, let's make it official. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:15:00]: Stick it. Andrew Hua [00:15:01]: Yeah, let's stick with it, put it into place, iron it out, cement it in. And those practices are in and they run so efficiently and effectively. So I think most of the part it's just like, okay, now I can put yes permanent stamp on it. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:15:15]: All the while you're doing this interim position, this job search internally, you're also pursuing the Edd, which is taking up a ton of time and energy. How's that going? And how the heck are you balancing that with taking on this brand new and very big job? Andrew Hua [00:15:32]: I don't know what I was thinking. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:15:35]: I think someone may have cautioned you in that regard. Andrew Hua [00:15:39]: I've had great mentors who cautioned, but also said that they would support me in whatever decision I go with. And I will say there were a lot of things that were coming to mind. I had applied during my interim phase and I got in during my interim phase and I said yes to the Edd. So it was kind of like a weird situation where I said yes to Edd, even though I knew I didn't have the official position, because I was like, this is always something I wanted to do. I always wanted to get my doctorate. I wanted to also get back into classroom and learn. I also wanted to be innovative. And then some of that is for me as an individual, I needed some structured learning and structured growth opportunities, and the Ed program provided that. Andrew Hua [00:16:23]: And I think it came down to be like the reverse round. Like, I am in the Edd. Do I take on this director role permanently? Because I could have gone back and been the assistant director. Because during my interim role, I also made some changes to my old position as strategically set in stone in the past. So, yeah, I was like, I said yes to the Edd. I feel good about the director role. I'm going to say yes to this, and I will say I have not regretted it. It has been tough, it has been exhausting, but I have not regretted the decision because I honestly think it has only made me a better leader and a better director and a better student affairs professional. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:17:03]: What are your strategies for finding time to be a person or to take care of yourself while you're doing these things? For those of you who can't see Andrew put out his. Andrew Hua [00:17:14]: You know, that's a good question and a hard question. I think I started off pretty strong in my first year of my doctorate and also the official director role by sticking to a routine. And I had support from my supervisors and leadership. Right. It's at 05:00 p.m.. There's no contact for me. We are non clinical case management and work related stops at five. And I've seen this where my leadership has told other leaders on campus, like, you will not hear from Andrew until he comes in at 08:00. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:17:44]: A.m., that is amazing support. Andrew Hua [00:17:46]: Yeah. When I saw that email, I was like, I feel I can fully put my work from eight to five and really be myself after that time. Right. And I think the balance after 05:00 is where does education and fun time go? And that's been a bit of a challenge. But my first year again, right, I had a structured set up. I had a number of hours. I would do some studying, and then after that, I can watch TV, I can play games, I can do whatever. Of course, schedules change up where friends come in town and we make modifications. Andrew Hua [00:18:16]: But I think that's the biggest thing is that my leadership supported me in my academic journey and I was dedicated to finding balance in my life. Now year two, and now almost going to year three, there's been a couple of changes, transitions, but all still the same goal of trying to be like, no, at five, I'm done 08:00. I'll come back the next day and then stick to my studies at the evening as much as I can. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:18:40]: And we're looking at Dr. Hua 2024, right? Andrew Hua [00:18:42]: Oh, you know, possibly if I really hunker down, it could be 2024. If not, it will be early 2025. So fingers crossed. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:18:53]: We'll say hashtag Dr. Hua class of 2025 or sooner. Andrew Hua [00:18:58]: Yes, I will take it. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:18:59]: You're also taking on the role of running for and being elected the co chair of the NASPA Apikc while you're doing this interim and now director role and while you're doing this Edd program. So you just kind of were like, bring it on. I want all the things tell us about that journey. Andrew Hua [00:19:17]: I feel like you got my resume somewhere. Yeah. I'll be very honest. All these decisions were also encouragement from mentors people I respect, and also during my interim phase, which is very unique for those who know how KC election works. There's, in between KC chair appointments, they do an election. So you have elect year if you are selected. And during that time, I was interim and, you know, exploring opportunities. I had people saying, you would be awesome. Andrew Hua [00:19:48]: You should nominate yourself to go be a co chair. We have another colleague that would be awesome to team up with. So having spoken to my co chair, who is Michelle Chan now, and we found some common ground and some excitement behind potentially being co chairs, and we went for it. I was like, in a day, someone else probably will nominate themselves, we will go through the ballot and I might not get it, and that's fine. Why not put my name in the hat, see what happens? Little did I know, name got pulled. Yep. I am now the co chair. And I was like, oh, boy. Andrew Hua [00:20:24]: So I took the year of being a chair elect for KC as seriously as possible and learned as much as I can. It is a lot of work. Kudos to many of my previous Apikc, NASPA Case, NASPA Apikc co chairs. Y'all do a lot that is not seen. So kudos to those folks and how do I manage it all? I try to find a balance with my co chair, and I go back to previous co chairs and be like, give me your tips. What have you done? What can I do better? So it's a lot. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:20:52]: I think what we're hearing from you is that the leadership in the KC space is truly a service to the profession. I know that when we think about leadership development theory and different ways of leadership, oftentimes we think of the figurehead as having decision making authority and number of other things. But while that is true, especially in the KC space. The corralling and consensus building is really one of the most important things that the KC chair can do. I always view you all as the stewards of the KC for the time that you're elected. I talked to Shakura Martin about their journey to the NASA Board chair recently. They said it's a stewardship of the organization, it's not Shakura's agenda. And the same thing is true for the KC roles. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:21:32]: It's Andrew's Stewardship of the KC. Not Andrew's Agenda for the KC. Andrew Hua [00:21:36]: It truly is not my agenda. The leadership team are great folks who are motivated, excited, who want to give back, who want to engage. So it's really supporting some of their ideas. And of course, our constituency, when the constituency speaks and shares their ideas, we'll both look at ways on how we can incorporate, how we can make it come to life. So truly, I think the other way I navigate is taking on this co chairship is my amazing leadership team does amazing job. They are awesome. So their excitement, their drive also excites me and pushes me to continue to push forward with all the responsibilities of being a co chair 100%. It is not my agenda. Andrew Hua [00:22:16]: It is all about what our community needs. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:22:18]: You have been a tremendous guest for the theme of transitions. Given all of the transitions going on in your world, what advice do you have for listeners who are going through their own transitions in their professional life, in their service life, or in their life life? Andrew Hua [00:22:33]: I think for me, the biggest thing I learned is not to do it alone. Every transition comes with its challenges. And for those who are great higher ed and student affairs folks, challenge and support, right? Balance it out. Find the support to help navigate those challenges. I have mentors that are outside of this country that I connect with that help support me as well. So I would say don't do it alone. And you have people around you that are rooting for you to go through that transition and they'll be right there beside you. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:23:01]: It's time to take a quick break and toss it over to producer Chris to learn what's going on in the NASPA world. Christopher Lewis [00:23:07]: Thanks, Jill. So excited to be back in the NASPA world and as always, there's a ton of things happening in NASPA and I always love being able to share with you some of the great things that are happening. 2024 NASPA Institute for New AVPs is coming up January 25 to 27th in Atlanta, Georgia. The NASPA Institute for New AVPs is a foundational three day learning and networking experience designed to support and develop AVPs in their unique and challenging roles on campus. The Institute is appropriate for AVPs and other senior level number twos who report to the highest ranking student affairs officer and who have been serving in their first AVP or number two position for not longer than two years. It sounds like something that you would love to be a part of. To learn more about, go to the NASPA website under Events and click on 2024 NASPA Institute for New AVPs. So, in January 2024, january 27 through the 29th in Atlanta, Georgia, is the 2024 NASPA AVP Symposium. Christopher Lewis [00:24:18]: The NASPA AVP Symposium is a unique and innovative three day program designed to support and develop AVPs and other number twos in their unique campus leadership roles. Leveraging the vast expertise and knowledge of sitting AVPs, the Symposium will provide high level content through a variety of participant engagement oriented session types. This professional development offering is limited to AVPs and other number twos who report to the highest ranking student affairs officer on campus and have substantial responsibility for divisional functions. Additionally, Vice Presidents for Student Affairs and the equivalent who are presenting during the Symposium may also register at a discounted rate and attend April 20 eigth through the 30th of 2024 in Doha, Qatar, is the 18th Annual Manassa NASPA Conference. The Manassa NASPA Conference provides student affairs practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively address and support college students. Higher education is witnessing a wide array of challenges, especially in the area in the era of fast technological evolution. Thus, this three day conference by NASPA and the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia Manassa area is an opportunity to connect with colleagues regionally and abroad to talk about these emerging technologies. The conference is going to provide space for discussing innovative ideas, adaptive approaches, use of technology, best practices, lessons learned, and provide tools to understand the next generation of student affairs. Christopher Lewis [00:25:57]: If you want to know more about this great conference and travel to the Middle East to meet so many of your colleagues, go to the NASPA website and check it out for yourself. Every week we're going to be sharing some amazing things that are happening within the association. So we are going to be able to try and keep you up to date on everything that's happening and allow for you to be able to get involved in different ways. Because the association is as strong as its members and for all of us, we have to find our place within the association, whether it be getting involved with a knowledge community, giving back within one of the centers or the divisions of the association. And as you're doing that, it's important to be able to identify for yourself where do you fit? Where do you want to give back? Each week. We're hoping that we will share some things that might encourage you, might allow for you to be able to get some ideas that will provide you with an opportunity to be able to say, hey, I see myself in. That knowledge community. I see myself doing something like that or encourage you in other ways that allow for you to be able to think beyond what's available right now. Christopher Lewis [00:27:10]: To offer other things to the association, to bring your gifts, your talents to the association and to all of the members within the association, because through doing that, all of us are stronger and the association is better. Tune in again next week as we find out more about what is happening in NASPA. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:27:31]: Wonderful as always to hear from you, Chris, on what's going on in and around NASPA. Andrew, we have reached our Lightning round segment. I have seven questions for you in 90 seconds. Andrew Hua [00:27:42]: Oh, boy. I'm ready. Here we go. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:27:44]: Question number one if you were a conference keynote speaker, what would your entrance music be? Andrew Hua [00:27:49]: I would choose finesse by Bruno Mars. I don't just I feel like I would walk up with some finesse. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:27:55]: Number two, when you were five years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? Andrew Hua [00:27:59]: Oh, when I grew up, I'll be very honest. I wanted to be a dinosaur. I wanted to walk around like a trex. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:07]: You can still do that? Andrew Hua [00:28:08]: I still do sometimes. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:10]: Number three, who's your most influential professional mentor? Andrew Hua [00:28:13]: That's a difficult one. I have a lot of mentors that have inspired me to do many different things, so I unfortunately, cannot just provide you a name. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:22]: Number four. Your Essential Student Affairs. Christopher Lewis [00:28:24]: Read. Andrew Hua [00:28:24]: I'm reading too much right now, so there's too much in my doctoral program to read, so I can't pick one. Sorry. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:30]: Number five, the best TV show you binged during the pandemic. Andrew Hua [00:28:34]: I would have to say I've jumped back into Criminal Minds, and Criminal Minds is just something I really enjoy. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:40]: Number six, the podcast you've spent the most hours listening to in the last year. Andrew Hua [00:28:44]: In the last year, honestly, the quickest thing for news for me is up first. I like to try to get little bits and get on it. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:51]: And finally, number seven, any shout outs you'd like to give, personal or professional? Andrew Hua [00:28:55]: Personally, I would probably just shout out my parents. I wrote it in my application. I write it in my dissertation everywhere and my work, that they are truly who inspired me to be a disruptor in education and how to disrupt some of the systematic challenges and systems of oppression. So they're my personal shout out and professional shout out. I would have to say there are a number of folks from Glinda Guzman, Sonny Lee to Alison Satterland, all folks who have inspired me. And if I'm able to shout out you, Jill, you have influenced me in many ways and also inspired me to do many things. So those are a couple folks. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:29:34]: It's been a wonderfully, rich conversation to talk to you about your transitions today. If others would like to reach you after the show, how can they find you? Andrew Hua [00:29:42]: If folks want to reach me, there are two ways I recommend finding me on LinkedIn. You can try to find me with my LinkedIn name, which is H-U-A-N-D-R-E-W just my last name, hua. And then Andrew. Or you can contact me via email, which is ah u email@example.com Andrew. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:30:00]: Thank you so much for sharing your voice with us today. Andrew Hua [00:30:03]: Thank you. This was great. Thank you for having me. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:30:06]: This has been an episode of SA Voices from the Field, brought to you by NASPA. This show is always made possible because of you, our listeners. We are so grateful that you continue to listen to us season after season. If you'd like to reach the show, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on LinkedIn. By searching for Dr. Jill L. Craighton. We welcome your feedback and topic and especially your guest suggestions. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:30:31]: We'd love it if you take a moment to tell a colleague about the show. And please, like, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you're listening now. It really does help other student affairs professionals find the show and helps us become more visible in the larger podcasting community. This episode was produced and hosted by Dr. Jill L. Craighton. Produced and audio engineered by Dr. Chris Lewis. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:30:54]: Guest coordination by Lu Yongru. Special thanks to University of Michigan, Flint for your support as we create this project. Catch you next time.
This week, I'm joined by Henric Molin, the chemist-turned-distiller who never quite left the chemistry behind when he and his wife started Spirit of Hven Distillery on a small island in Sweden. Spirit of Hven's products are immediately recognizable by their Erlenmeyer flask-shaped bottles. Inside the bottles is an adventure. Corn whiskey, rye from the far north, gins with nearby botanicals, and more, all from the island itself or the closest possible source on the mainland. They also have 18 stills. 18!!! Some of the largest distillers on the planet don't have 18 stills. Granted, not all of them are large, and most of them are pots, not columns. More than anything, they're a testament to Henric's curiosity and never-stop-exploring attitude. Doesn't hurt that the spirits are pretty damn good, too. Thanks everyone for listening, and thank you to Henric for entering the Whiskey Ring! _________________________________________________________ Before we jump into the interview just a few quick notes: Ad-free listening is now available to $5/month patrons and above! Sign up or raise your pledge at the link below. The first three WRP barrel picks are in! The Jack Daniel's Barrel Proof Ryes are SOLD OUT, and the Barrell Rye Finished in Armagnac Casks is now live! Patreon members get an exclusive discount for the Jack Daniel's barrels and free shipping for the Barrell pick - now's the time to up that subscription or join the Patreon if you haven't already! Our Spirits of French Lick barrel pick is done! I won't spoil the surprise, only saying it is one of only 9 or 10 barrels ever made of this whiskey (and ours will be the first to come out!) $25 members get the chance to join me on picks: one of your fellow Patreon members joined me in Lynchburg, one was on the Spirits of French Lick team, and I'll be picking one or more for the KO pick once samples come in! There are now two more spots open in the Barrel Club and 10 spots open at the $15 level for those who want to experience more of the whiskies I get to try every month (or every other month). Join the Patreon now for early access to the barrels! If you haven't joined the Patreon community yet, please consider doing so! Only 2 Spots Remain in the Barrel Club. The $5 tier has access to the Patreon-only segment called “Under the Influencer”, where some of your favorite YouTubers/Instagrammers/Podcasters and more join me to talk whiskey, life, and influencing. This tier will also have priority access to upcoming barrel picks and shortly will have access to ad-free episodes. The $15 tier takes second access to the $25 tier with 10 spots divided into two: 5 for people who want to receive samples every other month, and 5 for people who want to receive them every month but in smaller numbers. The $25 tier - for people who really want to propel the pod and website forward - will have the same benefits as the $5 tier plus right of first refusal to join me on future barrel picks, access to bottles I'm sent to taste and review, and more. Only 2 spots remain! You can still support for as little as $1 a month if you'd like to stay up to date with these changes and news about what we've got coming up. Finally, please do like and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you're listening - it really helps the Whiskey Ring Podcast move up the rankings. If you haven't yet, please follow Whiskey in my Wedding Ring and the Whiskey Ring Podcast on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to the newsletter on the website. Spirit of Hven Distillery Spirit of Hven Distillery Website Spirit of Hven Distillery on Instagram Spirit of Hven Distillery on Facebook Thanks to our Lead Sponsor, Black Button Distillery Black Button Distilling Website Black Button Distilling on Facebook Black Button Distilling on Instagram Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, ImpEx Beverages https://impexbev.com ImpEx on Instagram ImpEx on Facebook ImpEx on Twitter
Fig Tree Books & More location info Fig Tree Books & More on Instagram Well hey there! Hello to you today and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, spent time resting and also able to spend time with loved ones, and of course had the chance to express your thankfulness for what God has done and will do in your life. He is good and He acts out of His lovingkindness toward His children, and that is something that we should never stop being thankful for. I really do believe that Christians ought to be the most thankful people on this planet. Thanksgiving is a time to express that thankfulness in all sorts of ways, and I do hope yours was wonderful. I am thankful for you. You're listening to The Burt (Not Ernie) Show, part of the Spark Network, now playing in the Edifi app. Today's episode is sponsored by Fig Tree Books & More, located in Branson. If you are planning a trip to the Branson area at any point in the future, I hope you get the chance to swing by Fig Tree Books. You will not regret it, that I can promise you! It's more than a bookstore, it's an experience with some of the most rock-solid, Jesus loving believers I have ever met. I'll have the link to their Instagram here in the show notes as well as a link to their exact address. Fig Tree Books & More, thank you for the work you are doing for the Kingdom, for every prayer you pray with customers, for every product selection you make with such care, for reaching your community and for being a haven for those visiting the Branson area. May the Lord bless you and the work of your hands in ways beyond your wildest imagination. I am thankful for you! This is episode number 167, and today we are looking at the book of Ezra. The Amplified Bible is what I'll be referencing for this episode, and I'm going to read a couple of verses from Ezra chapter 7. Verses 9b and 10 say this: …because the good hand of his God was on him. For Ezra had set his heart (resolved) to study and interpret the Law the the LORD, and to practice it and teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel. Ezra lived in captivity in Babylon, so think about Daniel and his life in Babylon and Nehemiah and his calling to work on rebuilding the Temple at the end of this season of Israel's captivity. Ezra was alive in this same era. He left Babylon and traveled for months to get to Israel, according to verse 9 of Ezra chapter 7. Months of travel. What do we do for months? Like, what's worth that to us? Granted this was normal in that day, travel from Iraq (which is modern day Babylon) to Israel just took that long, and it doesn't take that long today, but it is worth thinking about, this idea of what is worth a long journey for us? And have you considered as of late that you are on a long journey? A journey home, to eternity with Jesus. You are on a long trek, you are a pilgrim on your way to your final destination. We as Christians are, in a way, sort of like Ezra. And the destination is more than worth the long, hard road we walk to get there. When the Temple was rebuilt at the end of this time of captivity, as we see in Ezra chapter 6, the Temple was completed and dedicated and Passover observed in the homeland of the Jewish people once again, then we move into chapter 7 and we see Ezra making the journey to Jerusalem. The promise in these verses is that when we, God's people who bear His name, have the good hand of our God on us (not the heavy hand of the Lord on us, as we find in the Bible at times, but the good hand of our God), we are able to do hard things for His Kingdom and His purposes. Ezra had set his heart to study and interpret the Law, the first five books of the Bible written by Moses, the Torah. How about us? Are we set like that? Do we have our hearts set on studying the Bible? It's easy to answer, yes or no, there is no middle ground or wiggle room on this…the question begs an answer, an immediate and honest one. Is my heart set on studying God's Word? Yes or no. Can you be brave enough to answer this honestly? And then, be brave enough to ask the Lord to make your heart set upon this, if the answer is no…and make it even more set upon it if the answer is yes? I'm not bagging on anyone, but I am asking an important question that warrants and honest and introspective answer because Jesus held back nothing to save us from death and hell, and He is worth everything, including our hearts set on knowing Him better and better day by day as a result of studying the Bible. The Amplified says “resolved”. Ezra had set his heart resolved to study and interpret the Law of the Lord. How resolved are we in our study of God's Word? Ezra made this long journey to a place that had been decimated and trashed during this terrible exile season in Israel's history, and at this time it was on the uptick. He was going back home, but to a home that had been broken down alongside a people who had been broken down. Sometimes the journey we make in life is alongside those who have also been broken down. You know, we want those strong leaders to lead us…and I think when we are strong in the Holy Spirit, when we are weak then God is strong in us and through us, that's good strength. But it doesn't always look pretty and it isn't always neat and tidy and polished the way the world tells us our leadership ought to look. Looks don't seem to matter as much to God as they do to man, to you and to me. Good leadership, chosen and appointed by God, may not look shiny and lovely. Good leadership may be the guy next to you, walking the same path you're walking, who has answered God's call to leadership. It may be the lady who is just a few steps beyond you on the road of life, she's far from perfect and she's got her hair in a messy bun or a banana clip and she may be walking with a limp…but she's going where God says to go, following His leading as she obeys His call to lead others. You want leaders who are good followers, who follow Jesus closely and who obey quickly, immediately, because otherwise they're not fit to lead anybody and they know it. What might happen if that kind of leadership became what we as the Church look for rather than wanting only leaders who look like the world, act like the world, and run the Church like a business, like the world. I have been young and now, I'm getting older and I've seen both kinds of leaders. And I know which kind have impacted me the most with the things of the Lord, and it's not the polished and social media post perfection kind of ones who made real impact. It's the one just a few steps ahead, been through some stuff in life, and they just keep on loving, serving, trusting, following, obeying and honoring God with the whole of their messed up, messy life. Ezra may have been somewhat weary before his journey even got started. Anybody else ever feel like that? Lord, I'm so tired from this…and now You are asking me to start this next leg of my race when I'm feeling weary? Sometimes that is how it goes. I'm not against rest, but I think I can honestly say that we can have sabbath rest, resting in Jesus, even while walking the path He's called us to. How many Bible characters were totally ready for the task God called them to? The blessing came from their obedience. Lack of obedience would not have yielded the same degree of blessing…or likely much blessing at all. Sometimes we feel weary before the journey begins. Others were probably weary too, and Ezra as a leader was dealing with his weariness and theirs. It can be hard to lead weary people. Not always, but at times our flesh cries out for ease and after a long season of reign by an oppressor, some happy news may have been pretty appealing. But an honest study of the first five books of the Bible would come with conviction and a real hard and honest look in the mirror. Weary people can want an answer and a solution more than they want to be taught, and Ezra was called in verse 10 to teach Israel what the Bible had to say. The point here is that Ezra did not have the easy street assignment, and even when he was weary, he still obeyed. That's the mark of a mature believer. Ezra had a tough role to play, but he did it. Do we want the good hand of God on our lives? Do we really? Verse 25 tells us that Ezra was tasked with appointing magistrates and judges in accordance with God's wisdom and instruction. He was to appoint those who knew the laws of God, and he was told to teach anyone who did not know God's law. If hard times come - and I mean hard hard times, not so so hard times, but hard hard times, if those times come, do you realize there may be a special role for you provided you know the Bible well? I'm serious about this! Do you know any part of your Bible well enough to instruct someone about it? Over a cup of coffee, as part of a Bible study group, in a group text of Christian friends. The need may well arise. Are we ready if it does? Because when hard hard times come, people tend to land in one of two camps, and it's pretty distinct. They either want to know more about God, what the Bible says, how to pray, or they get hard hearted and want to shut God out while blaming Him for everything that has gone wrong. But those that will want to know how to seek and to find the Lord in the hard hard times may need someone to show them the way, to explain the Bible to them, to pray with them. Could that someone be you? Now these may not seem like promises at first glance, the verses I'm sharing today. But I think they actually are. Can you imagine receiving the call of the Lord to teach people about His word in hard times, in a season that could be considered the tail end of a long spiritual famine? Church attendance in the United States post COVID has dropped and remained below 50% for the first time since attendance began being tallied or monitored in our country. It's below and it's staying below. How's that for the mark of a spiritual famine? I think we're in one in the US. It's also a bit of an indictment on us as a so-called Chrsitian nation. Where will you and I land in this post-Christian era in which we live? Will we be ready to teach others what the Bible says, or fail to be ready? And as far as hard times go, the writing is on the wall, so to speak, when the people in a nation have turned away from, even against, the God of the Bible. We know what happened to such nations in the past. We know from the book of Revelation what will happen to those who deny the Lord God Almighty in the future. And so we understand that in our day, hard times may come, probably will come sooner rather than later. We also know that persecution grows Jesus' Church. Hard times drive people to their knees in prayer. And we have this moment, this era, to ready ourselves to serve God in like manner as Ezra when those days come to pass. But only if we know His Word! We cannot teach what we do not know! In the new year, I'm planning to start sharing monthly Bible reading plans and some pdf Bible study tools and do a weekly study of the psalms in my private prayer group on Facebook, working through all 150 psalms week by week and praying based on what we find in those passages. These are just a couple of ways I hope to encourage people to get in the Word and to learn it, to live it, and to know it well enough to teach it to others. Which is discipleship 101 and Titus 2 ministry in a nutshell. On my other podcast, The Prayer Podcast, this week I'm going to share and pray from Ezra chapter 8, a prayer for protection that God answered powerfully, you can find this in verses 21-32. And also, side note, on TPP soon we will start a series on the NT book of James and it's going to be a good prayer series because the book of James brings life change, like, every single time we read it and apply it and study it and believe it and pray that what it says will become our reality. I'd love to have you join us for that series on The Prayer Podcast. But when we look at Ezra 8, verse 23 from the Amplified, we find this: So we fasted and sought help from our God concerning this matter and He heard our plea. And verse 31 - We set out from the river Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month to go to Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and He rescued us from the hand of the enemy and those who lay in ambushes along the way. Does God answer prayer? Yes Does God still in our day and age answer prayer? Yes Can we really expect Him to help us? Yes Can we talk to Him about anything and everything, specific matters that concern us and not just high and lofty spiritual things? Yes Can we do what He is calling us to do and make the impact that He wants us to make (or rather, to allow Him to make the impact He wants to make through us)? Yes Can we get to our destination safely, protected from marauders, fully able to do what comes next once we get to that place? Yes Can we ask Him to see us safely all the way home? Yes More than just a single promise from the book of Ezra, preparing for this episode has shown me that the whole of Ezra, the whole book is God's promises being fulfilled. It's proof positive that God keeps His promises, every single one, in perfect detail. And it's a call to be reconciled to God. Our reconciliation should lead us to trust more. If it doesn't, are we really reconciled? I'm not fully reconciled to someone if I do not trust them. The two go together. Be reconciled to God and trust Him completely. Pray to Him and listen for His answer to your prayers. Be like Ezra. That's all for this episode of The Burt (Not Ernie) Show. Thanks for joining me today and don't forget to check out Fig Tree Books & More when you're in the Branson area. See you next time. Bye bye!
I've been going back and forth with some of you guys for the last year or so about the tour my old band Otis did with the Ramones back in the 90's. It was short, but nonetheless cool to share the stage with such legends. For some of you younger people that listen to this, the significance of the Ramones may have been lost, but to me they were a crucial band when I was growing up. Back in the dim past of my early teenage years, when information was rare, they were these larger than life, leather-clad phantoms that haunted NYC's Lower East Side and created American Punk Rock. They were the first punk band that I had the opportunity to see and it was a life-changing experience for me. Granted, the Ramones during the 90's were not quite in their peak, but it was still a tip to get to experience some of my idols in candid moments and watch them perform from side stage. I hope you guys enjoy these recollections. The first part will be available on the main stream and the rest will be exclusively on Patreon. Intro: “All of the Dark Things” – Mike Hill Outro: “ Blitzkrieg Bop” - Ramones
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Get good at both - learn about Seasonal Tactical Fitness Periodization - https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/seasonal-tactical-fitness-periodization-what-is-it-why-is-it-importantFor the best athletes in either the endurance or strength world, you will find both athlete types excel in one and perform rather miserably in the other. While this may be true for the elite athletes who need to master their competition events, it does not matter for the tactical athlete in the military, who needs to have a solid foundation in both but does not need to be great in either strength or endurance. Just being good at both is the goal of the tactical athlete in the military, police, and firefighting professions. A recent study was published ( https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35971745/ ) discussing that after a cycle of endurance training, athletes who did a resistance training cycle immediately following saw an increased rate of muscle growth. This is news as, for as long as I can remember, those who like to lift for both strength and mass gains avoid cardio as if it were a disease that could negatively affect their performance and/or aesthetics. Granted, this study was done in untrained teens, who typically see quick increases in gains when exposed to any new stimulus. See more great training ideas at https://www.stewsmithfitness.com in the form of free articles, free APP, and books, ebooks, and online coaching too.Find more about our programs at our social media:Facebook Instagram TikTok Youtubehttp://www.facebook.com/stewsmith182http://www.instagram.com/stewsmith50https://www.tiktok.com/@stewsmith50https://www.youtube.com/stew50smithGo to https://www.stewsmithfitness.com and use LIVE15 and save 15% on the store purchasesWant to create live streams like this? Check out StreamYard: https://streamyard.com/pal/d/6164612443013120
Today's case started out as a heartbreaking double murder that happened on Thanksgiving Day in 2010.. But as I delved further into the research, I learned that there were MULTIPLE murders involved in this case… with some receiving closure, and others still remaining unsolved. So JOIN US as we discuss the Thanksgiving Day murders of Angela Brooks and Nancy Cushman. To watch Fresh Meat 2: KILLING DAHMER - featuring our very own Kayla! Click the link: https://tubitv.com/movies/100012587/fresh-meat-killing-dahmer For 40% OFF & A FREE TOWEL SET, VISIT WWW.TRYMIRACLE.COM/BLACKTRUECRIME & USE CODE “BLACKTRUECRIME” Follow us on INSTAGRAM: @BlackTrueCrimePodcast Subscribe to our YOUTUBE Channel: www.youtube.com/c/blacktruecrimepodcast Join our PATREON for full video episodes and exclusive content: www.patreon.com/blacktruecrimepodcast For MERCH, visit: www.blacktruecrime.com/shop-merch JOIN OUR FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/blacktruecrimepodcast Intro & Outro music credits: Horror by Paradox Beats Original Beat production ownership is retained by the original producer where applicable. This beat is being used with private/owned leasing rights GRANTED by the producer(s). This audio is 100% free to listen to on this show. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/blacktruecrimepodcast/message
It's time for Ridley Scott's latest slab of predictable Oscar bait. Granted, we had high hopes for this one, but NAPOLEON isn't quite up to snuff. Historical inaccuracy, bland performances, and an uneven plot all work together to round out another 2023 disappointment. If you'd like to support FILMGAZM PRODUCTIONS with a monthly donation, follow this link: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-filmgazm-podcast/support Hosted by Connor Eyzaguirre and Caleb Leger Special thanks to Austin Johnson, Josh Allred, Caleb Leger, Colton Jenkins, Isabel Gonzalez, Jeremy Johnson, Adam Johnson, and Mysia Pierce-Lewis. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, or Amazon Music. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube. Reach out if there's a movie you want us to review! Visit https://www.filmgazm.com for movie reviews, articles, podcasts, and trailers of upcoming movies. Follow us on Letterboxd for daily reviews! DISCLAIMER - We do not own nor do we pretend to own any posters or artwork. We mean only to review and discuss movies. All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-filmgazm-podcast/support
Final home stretch on this Black Friday - we talk about relationships with Laura Oakes and the uniqueness of that. Also, we replayed an example of a coach taking other peoples health and safety for granted ahead of the holiday break. Then we talked stadium food options.
Legal Journalist Karyn Maughan joins John to describe factors that were takeninto account to justify the decision that Oscar Pistorius has been granted paroleand will be released from prison on January 5th 2024.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rejoining Fika with Vicky this week is Author M.J. Moores. She'll be introducing her White Raven Series with its first book, The Hollow Kiss. The Hollow Kiss will be out on December 11th, 2023, so we'll get a sneak peek into this new paranormal urban fantasy. We'll also be discussing editing, as M.J. has experience as both a freelance and small press editor. There's always a smile when M.J.'s in the house. M.J.'s Bio - Imagine procrastination and stubborn perseverance getting together and procreating – that would be what MJ faces when she looks in the mirror every day. Her stubborn mind-set has gotten her into trouble more often than she'd care to admit. Spunk and tenacity shine in MJ's eyes when you speak with her, and it carries in the excitement of her voice. Get her talking about writing and the world of publishing, next thing you know she's outlined the manuscript of your life and you can't wait to write it. Granted, the instant M.J. is required to do something she's not particular about, those procrastination tendencies creep in like assassins in the night. MJ's love of reading and writing at a young age drew her to adventure books of all genera. While she enjoys writing science-fiction, fantasy, and romantic suspense, her focus is more on the internal journey her characters take as they learn about themselves and face their darkest fears – this might take place on another planet, on a university campus, or in a magical realm; but there's always that touch of adventure to lend a dash of spice to her work. M.J. has a Batchelor of Education and Theatre Production Specialization from York University, and a Minor in Creative Writing from Athabasca University. She edited for several small Canadian Presses including Imajin Books, Wrongtree Press, and Love Knot Books as well as freelanced for many years. Currently, she is focusing on writing and aiding authors interested in the Indie Publishing journey. And here are M.J.'s links: Website: mjmoores.com (free prequel ebook starter library) Facebook & Twitter: @AuthorMJMoores Amazon Author Central: https://www.amazon.ca/MJ-Moores/e/B00NRU2VZ2
Jake Plummer is a former NFL Quarterback and Co-Founder of UMBO Mushrooms. After plenty of success on the field, Jake found himself looking for the next chapter of his life, and through friends and business partners, founded UMBO Mushrooms with Rashad Evans. They also host the podcast "Suga Snake Takes" together. After growing up in a small town, reaching the pinnacle of sports, and being a fan favorite wherever he went, Jake now likes to get out of the limelight and spend time with his family. He believes you get back what you put out, and is always searching for ways to help others. To learn more about Jake and his work check out the Jake Plummer Foundation and UMBO Mushrooms. https://jakeplummerfoundation.org/https://getumbo.com/
Over four years, Hugh Grant experts Diggory Waite and Oscar Beardmore-Gray watched every Hugh Grant film ever made. Now, they're ranking them all from 50 to 1. In episode 2 of Hugh Grant's best ever films list, they count down from 40th place to 31st. There are some titles you'll have heard of like Death to 2020 and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, and others that will consigned to the film history books for ever more after this episode! Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as TikTok and X/Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email email@example.com Hugh Grant is a British actor who is best known for starring in films like Love Actually, Notting Hill and The Undoing alongside huge stars such as Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. In 2023, Hugh Grant continues to make movies and has a wife and children. 0:00-2:37 – Introduction 2:37-5:48 – 40 – Death to 2021 5:48-9:46 – 39 & 38 – Operation Fortune: Ruse De Guerre & Crossing the Line 9:46-14:42 – 37 & 36 – Did You Hear About The Morgans? & Small Time Crooks 14:42-18:01 – 35 – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery 18:01-22:47 – 34 – Death to 2020 22:47-27:26 – 33 – Privileged 27:26-35:27 – 32 & 31 - The Rewrite & White Mischief 35:27-27:46 – Outro
In 1995, a Chicago woman was DESPERATE to make her man happy. The couple had such a tumultuous relationship that she felt that the only way to make sure he never left her was to give him the desires of his heart… and that required her to do something heinous, brutal & extreme. So JOIN US as we discuss the strange and deranged, Jacqueline Williams. Head to TryFum.com/BLACKTRUECRIME and use code BLACKTRUECRIME to save 10% off when you get the Journey pack today. Go to Microdose.com/BLACKTRUECRIME and use code “BLACKTRUECRIME” for FREE Shipping & 30% OFF your first order Follow us on INSTAGRAM: @BlackTrueCrimePodcast Subscribe to our YOUTUBE Channel: www.youtube.com/c/blacktruecrimepodcast Join our PATREON for full video episodes and exclusive content: www.patreon.com/blacktruecrimepodcast For MERCH, visit: www.blacktruecrime.com/shop-merch JOIN OUR FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/blacktruecrimepodcast Intro & Outro music credits: Horror by Paradox Beats Original Beat production ownership is retained by the original producer where applicable. This beat is being used with private/owned leasing rights GRANTED by the producer(s). This audio is 100% free to listen to on this show. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/blacktruecrimepodcast/message
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Make 2024 a Great Year! Start small, but start smart. Build the new habits you want. Join our 3-week small group program in January and get 2024 off to a great start! Learn More | Register Here ______________________ Our thoughts often turn to gratitude during the week of Thanksgiving. What if we lived with gratitude the whole year? Kristi Nelson and Glenn Fox know how to do that - and why it's beneficial for you and others. They share their wisdom on gratitude with us in this Best of The Retirement Wisdom Podcast episode. Listen to the full podcast conversations on gratitude: Are You Living Gratefully? – Kristi Nelson The Gift of Gratitude – Glenn Fox ______________________ Takeaway - Three Blessings Exercise: https://ggia.berkeley.edu/practice/three-good-things ______________________ Bios Kristi Nelson is the Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living (gratefulness.org). She's also the author of Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted. Kristi has spent most of her adult life in non-profit leadership, fundraising, and organizational development. In a wide variety of roles, she has helped to lead, fund, and strengthen organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change. In 2001, Kristi founded a values-based fundraising consulting and training, and leadership coaching business, and in this capacity worked with organizations such as the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Spirit in Action, Wisdom 2.0, and The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. During this time, she was also founding Director of the Soul of Money Institute with Lynne Twist, Director of Development at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and Director of Development and Community Relations for the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Kristi received her BA from UMass/Amherst, a graduate certificate in Business and Sociology from Boston College, and her Master's in Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Leadership Studies, from Harvard University. Kristi is a stage IV cancer survivor who feels blessed to work with her beloved colleagues in sharing the gifts of gratefulness with people around the world. She lives in Western MA with her family, and gives thanks every day to be surrounded by the glories of the natural world and a vibrant, loving community. ________ Dr. Glenn Fox is a faculty member at the University of Southern California's Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, in the Marshall School of Business. His current projects focus on neural systems for emotion regulation, high stakes training, and developing entrepreneurial mindset skills in founders and business leaders. Glenn received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from USC, where he focused on the neural correlates of gratitude, empathy, and neuroplasticity. Following graduate school, he started a company, Ph.D. Insight L.L.C., which focused on providing data science consulting for small businesses and early-stage startups. Prior to joining Marshall as a faculty member, Glenn led the Performance Science Institute at USC where he worked with the United States Marine Corps, Army Research Laboratories, Seattle Seahawks, and numerous Olympic athletes and Fortune 500 companies to examine the role of mindset in business and high stakes pursuits. Currently, Glenn is the Director and Founder of the USC Found Well Initiative which aims to understand and promote entrepreneurial mindset in founders and business leaders. He also serves as a Principal Investigator at the USC Sensorimotor Assessment and Rehabilitation Training in Virtual Reality Center (SMART-VR) and a fellow of the Brain and Creativity Institute. Outside of USC, Glenn serves as the Chief Science Officer of the C4 Foundation, which serves to strengthen and protect Navy SEAL families. Glenn is also currently on the advisory board of the Flow Rese...
This episode I talk about the disappointing season start of the Pistons, and an important question I feel most Lions fans need to ask themselves. I also touch on the the MLB offseason and MSU hoops towards the end. Follow me on Twitter! @kyle_sandel22
This week in headlines, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have a baby boy, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the 2023 class, People's Sexiest Man Alive has been named, and the SAG strike is over. (12:55) In hot topics, the 2024 Grammy nominations have been announced and Keke Palmer gets a restraining order and full custody of her son following abuse claims against her former partner. (40:01) Stay tuned for our recap on Tuesday of the film, "Old Dads" on Netflix! We are available on all podcasting platforms but please follow, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify apps. We greatly appreciate the support! Follow us on social media: IG: @recappinpodcast Twitter: @recappinpodcast FB: ReCappin' with Delora and Ashley Contact us: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Army was part of the event at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum in honor of the soldiers where an announcement was made stating clemency was granted for 110 Black soldiers convicted in the Houston Riots of 1917. Nineteen soldiers were executed by hanging, the largest mass execution of American soldiers ever carried out by the US Army.
Prophet Muhammad destroys all the idols in the Kaaba with Imam Ali's help and washes the images that had been drawn inside.He then introduced Islam to the Meccans, discarding their ideas of nationalism and tribalism, and offered a general amnesty regardless of if they convert to Islam.Prophet Muhammad told Bilal to climb on top of the Kaaba to give the Azaan. Ikrima bin Abu Jahl saw that and made disparraging remarks about it, with a couple other pagans agreeing. They were soon shokced when Prophet Muhammad came over and said "I know what you said about Bilal" and repeated their words verbatim, revealing his miraculous knowledge.The Prophet stayed in Mecca for 19 more days and during that time many prominent Meccans who had initially resisted conversion would end up converting instead of fleeing, including Ikrimah bin Abu Jahl, Suhayl ibn Amr, and Safwan ibn Umayyah.Lecture notes available at http://www.why-quran.org/?p=691.Subscribe at http://www.why-quran.org/subscribe to watch the lectures live and participate in the Q&A at the end of each class.Video recording of this lecture + Q&A available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_2pklaBlHA&list=PLpkB0iwLgfTat-Pgh4W3WFmupPamiC9UT.
Satiation. To completely satisfy your appetite, whether it be literally, therefore with food and drink or figuratively as we seek to fulfill our needs in all immeasurable areas of life. To equate contentment with satiation is somewhat accurate except that satiation requires us to engage with something outside of ourselves, to choose well, to know much about what and why we are pursuing it, and thus to know ourselves and physiology well. Granted, the 'knowing ourselves' is a shared cross-over between contentment and satiation if we are to attain either which is why when I began to ponder today's focus of making our everydays taste better, I naturally began thinking about the literal sense of 'taste' as it appeals to our palate, but then began to expand the breadth of 'tasting better' as it pertains to how we move through our days - the decisions we make, the structure, the rituals and routines. And with holiday feasting just around the corner as well as a new year that often brings with it a reassessment of how we are caring for our health, I thought today's episode a wonderful topic to explore because we really can eat well and deliciously all year round, thereby elevating the taste of our everydays. Let's take a look at simple, yet dependable ways to ensure what you cook and eat will satiate your appetite. Visit the Show Notes for episode:
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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Pia & Paula are feeling grateful and nostalgic! The sisters think this season is the perfect time to reflect on your year, tap into your feelings, and enjoy all the beauty right in front of you. They chat about appreciating life's simplicities, being thankful for their friends and family, and living in the moment. So listen in, grab your favorite cozy blanket, and sip on a cup of tea because it's about to get all warm and fuzzy. IN THIS EPISODE, PIA & PAULA TALK ABOUT: - (5:07) Appreciating life's simple pleasures - (14:30) Having a close relationship with parents and best friends - (17:46) Why you can't take the internet for granted - (25:38) The sacrifices and unconditional love of their family - (30:30) Balancing living in your YOLO era vs. saving for the future RESOURCES - Book rec: A Court of Thorns and Roses - Leave us a voicemail or text at (512) 827-8730 for a chance to get featured on the pod! Tell us what you're second guessing. - Follow the podcast on Instagram HERE - Listen on your favorite platform HERE - Shop Ignited Apparel HERE CONNECT WITH PIA On Instagram: @sophiacuerquis On YouTube: @sophiacuerquis On TikTok: @sophiacuerquis CONNECT WITH PAULA On Instagram: @paulacuerquis On TikTok: @paulacuerquis --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/second-thoughts/support
Over four years, Hugh Grant experts Diggory Waite and Oscar Beardmore-Gray watched every Hugh Grant film ever made. Now, they're ranking them all from 50 to 1. In episode 1 of Hugh Grant's best ever films list, they count down from 50th place to 41st, discussing some of the 'less good' Hugh Grant productions. Listen out for such films as An Awfully Big Adventure, Impromptu and Cloud Atlas... Make sure you're following Taking Hugh for Granted on Instagram and Facebook (@TakingHughforGranted) as well as TikTok and X/Twitter (@TakingHugh). You can get in touch with us there or via our email email@example.com. Hugh Grant is a British actor who is best known for starring in films like Love Actually, Notting Hill and The Undoing alongside huge stars such as Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. In 2023, Hugh Grant continues to make movies and has a wife and children.
In this episode, we discuss whether or not indie authors should have ebooks, audiobooks, or paperbacks. The episode ends with a preview of the audiobook of DRAGONSKULL: WRATH OF THE WARLOCK, as narrated by Brad Wills. TRANSCRIPT Once again it is time for Coupon of the Week! This week's coupon is for the audiobook of CLOAK OF IRON as excellently narrated by Hollis McCarthy. You can get the audiobook of CLOAK OF IRON for 75% off at my Payhip store with this coupon code: IRONFALL The coupon code is valid through December 2nd, 2023, so if you find yourself wanting to get caught up with Nadia's adventures before CLOAK OF EMBERS comes out (hopefully soon!), why not start with an audiobook? 00:00:00 Introduction and Writing Updates Hello everyone. Welcome. To episode 175 of. The pulp Writer Show. My name is Jonathan Moeller. Today is November the 12th, 2023, and today we're going to talk about whether or not indie authors should have ebooks. We'll also have a few updates on my current writing projects. Before we get into that, let's do Coupon of the Week. This week's coupon is for the audio book of Cloak of Iron, as excellently narrated by Hollis McCarthy. You can get the audiobook of Cloak of Iron for 75% off in my Payhip store with this coupon code IRONFALL, and that's IRONFALL and you'll be able to see that in the link in the show notes. This coupon code is valid through December the 2nd, 2023. So if you find yourself wanting to get caught up with Nadia's adventures before Cloak of Embers comes out (hopefully soon), why not start with an audiobook? Speaking of Cloak of Embers, let's have an update on my current writing projects, of which Cloak of Embers is the main one. I am making good progress on editing it and I am very much hoping I can get the book out before American Thanksgiving, which I believe is November 23rd this year (off top of my head). It might slip past that, but I am optimistic I should be able to do that unless something seriously goes wrong. I am also just about 14,000 words into my next book which I will discuss more once the Cloak of Embers is out. We also have quite a bit of good audiobook news. Dragon Skull: Wrath of the Warlock is finished recording, as excellently narrated by Brad Wills. We just have to get through quality assurance and we will end this episode with a preview from the audiobook as well. Dragonskull: Doom of the Sorceress is being recorded right now, as is Ghost in the Serpent, which will be narrated by Hollis McCarthy and so hopefully we will have quite a few new audiobooks for you to listen to very soon. 00:01:57 Reader Comments and Questions Before we get to our main topic, let's have a couple of questions from readers. Our first question is from Wayne, who writes in to ask: Hello, sorry to bother you, just have one question. I have begun the Frostborn series with the Grey Knight. Is there a series of books that lead up to Frostborn that I should read first? I did that with a different book series. I read the second series of books before realizing there was a series of books I should have read before it. Hope I explained that right. Really enjoy your work. I've read all the Cloak and Ghost series. Great stuff. Thanks. Thanks Wayne. I am glad you are enjoying the books. In answer to your question, Frostborn is indeed the first series you should read if you want to do it in chronological order. It would go Frostborn, then Sevenfold Sword, then Dragontiarna, and then Dragonskull. So that would be the appropriate order to read that series if you want to. I intended each series to be stand alone, but I've learned in the years since that it doesn't matter what I intended. Many people still want to read the series in chronological order. Our next question is from Brian, who writes in to ask: Good afternoon, Mr. Moeller. I have been a fan of your writing for some time. Like, especially during the Ghosts and the Cloak series. However, the Cloak and Ghosts crossover is hard to read as there are some discrepancies. For example, Andromache was killed but yet is alive in the crossover series. The coffee house- not too hard to explain, but it is there some books I miss to explain how the crossover comes to be and how the extremely two different time eras come to merge? That question is, kind of in a nutshell, why I didn't write any more Cloak and Ghost books after the first three. Thanks for reading the books, Brian, and for enjoying them all. But Cloak and Ghost, the idea I had behind that was that Nadia meets a version of Caina who lives in her world, that's distinct from the main version of Caina in the series. And I thought why not do that? You know, superhero comics do that all the time. There's parallel universes and all that running around, but it turned out to just really confused people. It's been over four years since I wrote the last Cloak and Ghost book, and I still get the questions like the one Brian had on a fairly regular basis, which is why I stopped writing the Cloak and Ghost series, just because it was too confusing for people. And speaking of the multiverse stuff, it's no secret that the Marvel movies have suffered quite a downturn in revenues and viewers ever since they turned to doing more multiverse type stuff, so I think multiverses might be something that is more popular in the writers' heads than it actually is, which is a lesson I learned four years ago, with Cloak and Ghost and which Marvel and Disney seem to be learning the hard way now. Yeah, I'm not writing any more Cloak and Ghost books just for that reason because it just confuses things. 00:04:46 Main Topic: Ebooks and Paperbacks for Indie Authors? Now on to our main topic of this week: should indie authors have ebooks or paperbacks? Indie author Brian Cohen runs something he calls the Five Day Author Ad Challenge every quarter. It's a good experience for coming to the grips with the basics of Amazon ads, and I've recommended it to a lot of people who've had good results with it. I didn't do it myself this year, but I'm still in the Facebook group and see the posts that come up every quarter. One really caught my eye. A new author was resistant to the idea that she should have an ebook at all. She only wanted to sell paperbacks and not bother with ebooks, which leads to the obvious question. Should indie authors have ebooks? Well, yes, not to be harsh, but the answer will obviously almost always be yes. For any kind of genre fiction, it will be far easier to sell ebooks than paperbacks. The Five Day Author Ad Challenge does have a lot of very new authors and very new authors not infrequently have a clear idea in their heads about how they hope it will go. Often they will talk about how they want to hold their paperback book in their hands, see it on the shelf of the local bookstore and local library, maybe have a table at the local book fair where they can sign books. Sometimes there will be a digression about the smell and feel of a paper book. However, this romantic dream then runs into the cold reality of economics. It's very difficult to sell paperback books. Paperback books are expensive, and because of inflation and supply chains stuff with paper, they're getting even more expensive. The day of the $5 mass market paperback is long past. In the day of the mass market paperback, the author didn't get all that much money, like $0.10 to maybe $0.25 a copy, and sometimes even less than that. Granted, nowadays the margins are better for self-published authors, but the economics still aren't great for paper books. My most recent book, Ghost in the Serpent, is $13.99 in trade paperback on Amazon. If the reader buys a copy of the paperback on Amazon, I get about $3, and if they buy it through another platform, I get a little over $1.00. This is definitely better than the days of a $5 mass market paperback, but it's still very expensive for the reader. By contrast, the ebook of Ghost in the Serpent is only $4.99, and for every sale I get up around $3.50, which is the point. It is much, much easier to sell $4.99 ebook than a $13.99 trade paperback, and I get slightly more money from ebook sale than I do from a paperback one. So genre fiction will almost always be more profitable in ebooks than in paperback for the indie author. I really mean always, but I said almost always to include flukes of fate and acts of God. Outside of genre fiction, it's a little more varied, but still a good idea to have an ebook. Certain kinds of nonfiction sell more strongly in paperback than an ebook. Children's books, especially ones aimed at toddlers and younger children, do way better in paper than an ebook. The reason for this is logical enough. Toddlers and small children often like to throw things. And are you going to give a four-year-old a $399 iPad or a children's book? They're also various specialty forms of nonfiction, cookbooks, technical manuals, and so forth that do well in paperback. Or if you have a book that has a lot of interior pictures, which is often true of cookbooks and other specialty nonfiction. That said, most indie writers will have an easier time selling ebooks than paperbacks, which leads to the next question: should indie authors have paperbacks? Especially the writers of genre fiction I just described above, the ones who will probably sell more ebooks than in paperback? The answer to that is yes, if possible, and it's usually quite possible. It used to be quite a bit harder to make paperback books, especially the interior. You needed to copy and paste the chapters of your book into a specially prepared Word document and formatting it was a serious pain. Now several software programs have come along that can automate the process for you. The one I use is Vellum, which automatically generates nicely formatted ebook and paperback book files for you. I believe you can do the same thing in Atticus and Scrivener, but I've never tried it. You can either make a wrap around cover for your book or you can use the automated tools included with KDP Print and Draft to Digital Print to make a cover. Most indies use either KDP Print or Draft to Digital Print to make their paperbacks. You can also use Ingram Spark and several other services, but Ingram Spark has a way sharper learning curve and tends to be more expensive. You almost certainly will not sell as many print books than ebooks, especially if you're writing genre fiction. But paperbacks can be a nice bit of bonus income, especially since it isn't all that much additional work to set up a paperback. But that leads to the next question. You've got an ebook and the paperback of your book, should you have an audiobook? The answer to that is, it depends. You know how sometimes you ask an accountant or a lawyer a tax question, and the answer is no, except yes, but sometimes maybe? The reason for that is that U.S. tax law is so immensely complicated that the answer to any question about it can vary wildly depending upon an individual's or company's particular circumstances. The same thing is true with indie authors and audiobooks. If you want to sell an audiobook, you will almost certainly need to pay for a human narrator. At the moment, I think Google Play is the only storefront that allows the sale of AI narrated audiobooks, so long as you do it with Google Play's built-in tools, which I've tested and is actually pretty good. Amazon just started testing AI generated audiobooks for sale, though they only just announced it in the first week of November 2023. That said, I suspect you realistically aren't going to be able to charge very much for it. Imagine the reviews along the lines of, I paid $13.99 or an entire Audible credit for this computer voice. One star, do not recommend. People generally don't like AI narrated audiobooks. My experiment with AI narrated audiobooks on YouTube generated a lot of comments along the lines of I like the story, but this voice sucks. That will almost certainly be true for any AI generated audiobook for fiction or nonfiction with a lot of emotion in it, like a memoir. It would probably work for something very dry book about tax law or real estate licensure. Realistically, if you want to make any money from a fiction audiobook, you will almost certainly need a human narrator, and I mean almost certainly in the same sense I meant it above. So when I say it depends on whether or not you should pursue an audiobook, what it depends on is your financial status and business requirements. To get a good narrator, you will expect to pay in the $200 to $400 per finished hour range. You can also get a narrator via royalty share where you don't pay the narrator up front, but then you and the narrator split any royalties from the book for seven years. Generally I found the more experienced and qualified narrators prefer to be paid in the $200 to $400 per finished hour range. If you do pay upfront, depending on your business structure, there's a very good chance that this will be deductible and may help you greatly at tax time, though, as always, this website and podcast is not financial advice and for tax advice, you should consult an accountant qualified for your taxing jurisdiction. It's also important to know that self-publishing audio is bit like regular self-publishing but on hard mode: the mechanics are the same but everything is more difficult. Whether to pursue audio or not is a question that must be left up to the individual author and publisher. So to sum up, should indie authors have ebooks, paperbacks, and audiobooks? For ebooks and paperbacks, definitely yes. For audiobooks, if your circumstances allow for it and it's the kind of work you're interested in pursuing. When I talked about this on Facebook and my blog, I had some interesting comments. So let's read a few of them here. Our first comment is from Jesse, who asks: does make me wonder how many indie authors take a crack at narrating their book themselves these days. Home studios aren't anywhere near as hard as to get set up as they once were, and even a good to mid high end and vocal workhorse microphone can be had for around $300.00 and last you for years. I guess it depends on motivation, but it seems like it'd be doable from equipment standpoint to at least (source: been doing home studio work for a long time). Jesse is right, it is in fact quite possible to put together a pretty good audiobook recording setup for not a significant amount of money. Obviously you need the microphone. You would need a computer with enough storage to handle the audio files and you would need some method of blocking out exterior sound and getting through the good the sound level you're supposed to have. I know during COVID many narrators, who usually go to a studio, and because of COVID, the studios were closed, set up home recording setups where they found they could record successfully in their closet because all the hanging clothes prevented echoes or they were able to build like a wooden framework over their desk and then hang blankets over it and that would prevent echoes enough to the point where they could record. Obviously that would get hot in summer, but that meant you could still work, and some indie authors do record their own audiobooks. The difficulty is that recording your 10 to 12 hour long audiobook is a lot harder than most people think it is. I mean, think about this like twenty minute podcast episode you're listening to right now and think how many words I've flubbed or I've said the wrong word, or I sort of trail off randomly (exaggerated pause for comedic effect) in the middle of a sentence like that. Think of how many mistakes I've made just in this twenty minute podcast episode with my speech, and then imagine having to maintain absolutely perfect speech for like 8 to 12 hours at a consistent tone, not speeding up, not slowing down randomly, just being an acceptable level of audiobook narration is a lot harder and more physically and mentally demanding than many people think it is, so that's the big hurdle, not the equipment. I mean, you probably get the equipment to record your own audio book for around $1000 (maybe less if you get some of it secondhand), which while is a significant outlay of money, it's not like you know, capital gains kind of investment, but the hard part is not the equipment. The hard part is being able to physically do it and record the audiobook at an appropriate speed for 12 hours or more. The next comment was from M., who writes to say that $200 to $400 range for a narrator seems low to me. I have no experience whatsoever in the field, though. How many hours of work does that translate to? I think the SAG-AFTRA minimum rate for narrator is $325, where if you're a member of SAG-AFTRA Guild, you have to charge a minimum of $325 per finished hour, though that may have changed in the aftermath of the strike this year. Obviously celebrity narrators can command much higher prices. If you see an audiobook that was narrated by a famous actor, you can be pretty sure that his or her agent negotiated a higher rate than $200 to $400 per finished hour. Usually the rule of thumb is that for every finished hour, about two to three hours of prep work goes into it. Because you have all the editing and the corrections you need to do and you just can't sit down with a, you know, a book, open it up and start reading. You need to go through it first, make sure that you know how to pronounce everything and know what the structure of the sentences are and so forth. So that is it for this week. Thank you for listening to the Pulp Writer Show. I hope you found this show useful and interesting. A reminder that you can listen to all the back episodes on https://thepulpwritershow.com and many of the older episodes now have transcripts attached. If you enjoyed the podcast, please leave a review on your podcasting platform of choice. Stay safe and stay healthy and see you all next week. Since we just spent a lot of time talking about audiobooks, it seems only appropriate that we close out the show with a sample from Dragonskull: Wrath of the Warlock as excellent narrated by Brad Wills, and that should hopefully be out before the end of November.
Welcome to Holliewood and Friends, the podcast where your hosts Holliewood and Judy Blu dive deep into the latest celebrity headlines and bring you the hottest takes on all things Hollywood! In this episode, get ready for some juicy celebrity gossip as the dynamic duo discusses Keke Palmer's recent legal move, securing a temporary restraining order against her boyfriend Darius Jackson. The tea doesn't stop there – find out why Damson Idris and Lori Harvey are making headlines with their surprising split. Plus, dive into the buzz surrounding the Grammy nominations, revealing that it might just be the year of the Black woman. But that's not all – Holliewood and Judy Blu are not afraid to tackle the tough questions. Join the conversation as they explore the intriguing Question of the Week: You and your man hit the town. He has $50 and you have $200, and the dinner bill comes to $46.78. Who picks up the tab? Get ready for a lively chat on this question! And of course, don't miss out on the segment that has everyone talking – "What Blows Mine?" Find out what's grinding their gears this week as they share their personal pet peeves and what's been irking them this week. So, whether you're a pop culture enthusiast, a celebrity gossip junkie, or just looking for some entertaining banter, Holliewood and Friends have got you covered. Tune in for the latest buzz, hot topics, and a whole lot of fun! It's time to spill the tea and spill it right. Don't miss out!
We don't often discuss cases that involve the intentional attack or murder of black people by white people without penance, aka one of the fundamental parts of this country's history.. BUT in today's case, we will not only talk about one, but TWO acts of brutal injustice that may cause your blood to boil… So JOIN US as we discuss Robert Charles/and the murder of Samuel Thomas Wilkes. And thank you to listener Oronde Pendergrass for requesting this case. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp: Visit BETTERHELP.COM/BLACKTRUECRIME for 10% OFF your FIRST MONTH of Therapy Head to go.mycopilot.com/BLACKTRUECRIME to get a 14 day FREE trial with your own personal trainer Follow us on INSTAGRAM: @BlackTrueCrimePodcast Subscribe to our YOUTUBE Channel: www.youtube.com/c/blacktruecrimepodcast Join our PATREON for full video episodes and exclusive content: www.patreon.com/blacktruecrimepodcast For MERCH, visit: www.blacktruecrime.com/shop-merch JOIN OUR FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/blacktruecrimepodcast Intro & Outro music credits: Horror by Paradox Beats Original Beat production ownership is retained by the original producer where applicable. This beat is being used with private/owned leasing rights GRANTED by the producer(s). This audio is 100% free to listen to on this show. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/blacktruecrimepodcast/message
Every year I like to choose a case that involves Halloween Night in some way and this year is no different. Usually I choose multiple to cover, but this time I want to focus on one Unsolved murder… So JOIN US as we discuss the murder of Cecil M. Jones III. TO GET FREE BREAKFAST FOR LIFE WITH YOUR HELLOFRESH ORDER, VISIT: www.hellofresh.com/blacktruecrimefree Follow us on INSTAGRAM: @BlackTrueCrimePodcast Subscribe to our YOUTUBE Channel: www.youtube.com/c/blacktruecrimepodcast Join our PATREON for full video episodes and exclusive content: www.patreon.com/blacktruecrimepodcast For MERCH, visit: www.blacktruecrime.com/shop-merch JOIN OUR FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/blacktruecrimepodcast Intro & Outro music credits: Horror by Paradox Beats Original Beat production ownership is retained by the original producer where applicable. This beat is being used with private/owned leasing rights GRANTED by the producer(s). This audio is 100% free to listen to on this show. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/blacktruecrimepodcast/message
Father Mike Tess returns for another conversation with Host Grant Smith talking all things life. They reminisce on Grant's wedding, revisit blessing vs. a burden, and discuss how to keep your power. To learn more about Father Mike, go back and listen to the previous four episodes, you won't regret it! You can also follow FM on Instagram @fathermiketess.
The British aviation watchdog has given Virgin permission for a world-first transatlantic flight using only sustainable jet fuel. It'll fly from London to New York at the end of November. It's part of efforts by the airline industry to decarbonise travel. Sean spoke to Kevin Byrne, Retired Air Corps Lieutenant Colonel & lecturer in Aviation Safety Management at DCU.
In the age of the Me Too movement, most people are well aware of the necessity of asking permission before touching another person. But why not apply that concept to animals as well? After all, animals have good and bad days. Sometimes they want to play and interact; other times they'd rather enjoy some alone time—just like humans. Implementing the same permission-seeking protocol with animals could have dramatic effects. The number of bite-related injuries would undoubtedly decrease. Behavior-related relinquishments would drop. And imagine how different veterinary visits could be, if pets could be trained to consent to treatment! That's exactly what certified animal behavior consultant Steve Dale reveals in this episode, the first in our 2024 Midwest Veterinary Conference Preview Series. With his unique perspective bridging the gap between pet parents and veterinary professionals, Steve digs into the topics he'll be discussing at the MVC, ranging from animal consent and behavior modification, to the evolution of pet ownership and the profound connections we share with our furry companions. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= For show notes, a transcript, and to learn more about today's guest, please visit www.fullyvettedpodcast.com. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= ✱ Never miss an episode! Subscribe to email alerts » --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/fully-vetted/message
My guest Leslie Davis, is a founder (along with her husband) of HeartCall Ministries and it's because of the way God has blessed their marriage that makes Leslie passionate about seeing marriages healed and strengthened through the truth of God's Word. Their marriage is proof that you can have a solid, godly, blessed, rewarding marriage. Leslie and I talked about how marriage is simply two broken people bringing out the brokenness in each other but Leslie said something that I cannot ever remember considering it quite like she shared. Granted, I've been a widow now for a little over 5.5 years so maybe I'm just not remembering. She said, “A lot of times God will use the marriage relationship to provide healing for those broken places.” I don't recall considering conflict in my marriage, as an opportunity to heal. Although, in hindsight it was times of frustration and feeling at my wits end in my marriage that caused me to seek my own personal healing. When I think about it, that's so like God. He knows marriage is gong to bring our brokenness to the surface. He knows we're going to challenge each other and it's going to trigger all the areas where we need healing and He's fine with that. He's fine with it because in the process He's asking us to give that painful place, that brokenness to Him so He can heal it. The sooner we give it to Him the sooner we get to walk in freedom. God's heart is to heal us in the here and now. To build our trust, to show us His faithfulness and ability to Shepherd us well. A significant distinction that Leslie made is looking at the difference of what it means to have a strong identity based on who we are IN Christ AND who we are TO Christ. So good. I can't wait for you to hear that part. We took a look at abuse, submission, obedience and humbling but it's not the typical conversation that you may be used to hearing. Leslie believes that submission preached without including the importance of biblical leadership is not viable. Additionally, Leslie points to varying levels of trust between spouses and the fact that when the marriage vows (that were spoken between you and your spouse in front of witnesses) are broken then there's some work that needs to be done. Whether is was submission, obedience, humbleness, or abuse, no matter our topic, Leslie balances it with clarity, hope and God's heart for us and for marriage. I am confident that her message is going to encourage you to continue pursuing the heart of God and discovering His intention for marriage and the freedom He has for us as the individual He created you to be. We can't forget, that if we've professed the Son of God as our Lord and Savior, then He's made a vow to us. He'll never leave us nor forsake us especially in the painful places of life. I don't want to delay any longer, let's listen in so that we might get a glimpse of how to find God in our pain, specifically the broken places in marriage. Live Loved and Thrive! @Alifeofthrive.com Connect with Leslie: Website Counseling Podcast Resources Facebook Instagram Bio: Leslie is the co-host with her husband, Doug, of The Vision-Driven Marriage podcast. They currently work with couples who are experiencing the overwhelm of the whirlwind of life. She earned a Master of Science degree in counseling from Illinois State University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University in 1991. She has been trained as a certified Suicide Intervention Specialist and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Leslie has been married to Doug for 34 years. Together they have four beautiful daughters and three sons-in-law. Four sweet little granddaughters call her Nana. She likes to write, scrapbook, and has recently taken up watercolor painting. Transcript: https://www.happyscribe.com/transcriptions/463bf4a1bbd74ee6b8e335669e679edb/view
Greg interviews Justin Brierley, author of The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God: Why New Atheism Grew Old and Secular Thinkers Are Considering Christianity Again, about the rise and fall of the New Atheist movement, why he thanks God for Richard Dawkins, a shift in many atheists' view of Christianity, and more. Topics: Interview: Justin Brierley, author of The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God: Why New Atheism Grew Old and Secular Thinkers Are Considering Christianity Again (00:00) Mentioned on the Show: Justin Brierley The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God: Why New Atheism Grew Old and Secular Thinkers Are Considering Christianity Again by Justin Brierley The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God – The podcast Unbelievable?: Why After Ten Years of Talking with Atheists, I'm Still a Christian by Justin Brierley Coming to Faith Through Dawkins: 12 Essays on the Pathway from New Atheism to Christianity The Air We Breathe: How We All Came to Believe in Freedom, Kindness, Progress, and Equality by Glen Scrivener Related Links: Jesus Built Western Civilization by Amy Hall (quote by Tom Holland) We Take Christianity's Influence on the World for Granted by Amy Hall (video of Tom Holland) Answering the New Atheists—Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 Greg Koukl and Michael Shermer at the End of the Decade of the New Atheists To the Atheist Who Called Jesus “The Magic Carpenter” (And a Warning to Churches) by Amy Hall
There is plenty in the flooring industry to take for granted. It is fairly recession proof, has a low barrier to entry, it is easy to control risk, and is generally very profitable. I don't think everyone feels that way though, nor would they want you to know these things. Whether it is manufacturers, suppliers, retailers or other installers, it seems many people want to keep their cards close to their vest.Robert Baier is owner at Baier's Floorcovering and inspections. With 30 years of experience he is no stranger to the game and how it is play in front of others and behind closed doors. Whether he is looking at failed floors, talking with other owners in his area, or conversing with other installers, he sees plenty of places the industry can change from how inspections are handled, people are educated, or even how we all get paid.Listen in to this week's episode of the Floor Academy Podcast as we get a little spicy and poke the bear.Check out our sponsorsJohns ManvilleThe International Surfaces EventIQ Power ToolsCheck out our website and storeSupport the show
The boys called it, The Fed has left rates unchanged. Granted, it wasn't that hard of a call as all the data seemed to suggest that was the overwhelming likely result. Yet, somehow Jamie Dimon came out sounding hawkish after Jerome Powell came out dovish. Adjustable-rate mortgage demand jumps nearly 10% and Wells Fargo is now warning of a 1980s style recession. Confused, don't be. Saied, Chris and Haroon are here to break it all down and make sense out of all this chaos. All facts, no cap. Bars. Sponsored By Transcend Company:TRANSCEND your goals! With a telehealth physician directed personalized treatment plan you can get a PERSONALIZED PLAN for Peptide Therapy, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Cognitive Function, Sleep & Fatigue, Athletic Performance and MORE. Their online process and medical experts make it simple to find out what's right for you. Click the link and start today: http://www.transcendcompany.com/THSPResources:The Federal Reserve leaves rates unchanged. Here's what that means for your wallet (CNBC)JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon suspects Fed 'may not be done' raising rates amid 'stickier' inflation (Yahoo! Finance)Adjustable-rate mortgage demand jumps nearly 10% as buyers struggle to afford housing market (CNBC)M&A to explode in 2024 as roughly 1,200 companies are expected to run out of money (Yahoo! Finance)Housing Market Crash: Wells Fargo Warns of 1980s Recession (Investor Place)Private sector payrolls rose 113,000 in October, less than expected, ADP says (CNBC)Disclaimer: Please note that the content shared on this show is solely for entertainment purposes and should not be considered legal or investment advice or attributed to any company. The views and opinions expressed are personal and not reflective of any entity. We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided, and listeners are urged to seek professional advice before making any legal or financial decisions. By listening to The Higher Standard podcast you agree to these terms, and the show, its hosts and employees are not liable for any consequences arising from your use of the content.
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Cain Velasquez was arrested for attempted murder after he chased down a man who is alleged to have molested his son and shot at him, hitting the mans step father instead. Velasquez is now facing several different charges with attempted murder being the most severe. He had been denied bail four times previously by a different judge.(commercial at 8:01)to contact me:firstname.lastname@example.org:https://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/34981513/ex-ufc-champion-cain-velasquez-freed-bail-murder-caseThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5003294/advertisement
T Wil breaks down the James Harden trade and analyzes if everybody got what they wanted: Harden is now in Los Angeles, and the Sixers have room to work with to make moves. While most people are happy now, will everyone still be happy come playoff time?
A few days ago, I went to a bookstore to find Lessons in Chemistry. As I walked past the non-fiction area, a book caught my eye, Eckhart Tolle's, The Power of Now. I haven't been able to put it down since. I'm writing notes in the margins and wow. Just wow.Sewn up in a few words. Being present, living in NOW, is the key to living in bliss, being our truest self, and holding a constant connection to everything. Remember that sage turtle from Kung Fu Panda? He said the present is a gift. It is, but one that's unwrapping is put off and put off and put off.I swear this relates, my guides told me some time ago that the magic is in the mundane. It was such a simple message, like the gift of the present, I almost overlooked the power behind their message. What is more mundane than staying present? It's as basic of a philosophy lesson/spiritual exercise as it gets.Have we lost the art of doing nothing? Have we conditioned ourselves to skip the void between Point A and Point B? All is not lost.Tolle sees being in the now as a perspective shift, a balance adjustment that can lead to instant change. Let's get into it!Show Sources and Materials: Non-Doing by Paul MillerdLemonade.com article about why we can't get off our phonesNeil Gaiman Says Do Nothing! articleYour CAT Manifested YOU - are they Arcturians? YouTube videoWhat to Listen to NEXT!Shiny Penny Meditation - to receive a message from your Higher Self about your life's pathHey! Stop Taking Yourself AND Archangel Uriel for Granted!Reopening Your Intuition*********************************************************************If you have any supernatural experiences you'd like to share on the podcast, have us investigate, or relay to others, drop us an email at Curious_Cat_Podcast@icloud.com and YOU might be featured on a future episode!Curious Cat is a proud member of the Ethereal Network. We endeavor to raise the vibration of the planet one positive post at a time!Curious Cat Crew on Socials:Curious Cat on TwitterCurious Cat on InstagramCurious Cat on TikTokArt Director: NorasUnnamedPhotos (on Insta)
The LSU Tigers have a massive matchup for control over the SEC West against the Alabama Crimson Tide this weekend. It will be a tough test going up against one of the best defenses in college football on their home turf at Bryant-Denny Stadium but if the LSU Tigers want to keep their high hopes and ambitious goals for the season alive they will need to emerge victorious. So what if LSU beats Alabama? If the Tigers can get the best of Nick Saban for the second year in as many years as Brian Kelly has led the LSU Tigers football program, they will have a good shot at representing the SEC West in Atlanta in the SEC Championship game. Granted, LSU will need Ole Miss to drop another conference game and LSU will need to win out the remainder of conference games on their schedule, however all LSU can control is the business that they need to take care of which starts this weekend against Alabama. What doors open from there? Can Jayden Daniels solidify his invitation to New York City for the Heisman Trophy Ceremony? Would LSU have a shot at beating the Georgia Bulldogs or another SEC East representative in the SEC Championship Game? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! eBay Motors With all the parts you need at the prices you want, it's easy to turn your car into the MVP and bring home that win. Keep your ride-or-die alive at EbayMotors.com. Eligible items only. Exclusions apply. eBay Guaranteed Fit only available to US customers. Athletic Brewing Go to AthleticBrewing.com and enter code LOCKEDON to get 15% off your first online order or find a store near you! Athletic Brewing. Milford, CT and San Diego, CA. Near Beer. PrizePicks Go to PrizePicks.com/lockedoncollege and use code lockedoncollege for a first deposit match up to $100! Daily Fantasy Sports Made Easy! Gametime Download the Gametime app, create an account, and use code LOCKEDONCOLLEGE for $20 off your first purchase. FanDuel Score early this NFL season with FanDuel, America's Number One Sportsbook! Right now, NEW customers get ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS in BONUS BETS with any winning FIVE DOLLAR MONEYLINE BET! That's A HUNDRED AND FIFTY BUCKS – if your team wins! Visit FanDuel.com/LOCKEDON to get started. FANDUEL DISCLAIMER: 21+ in select states. First online real money wager only. Bonus issued as nonwithdrawable free bets that expires in 14 days. Restrictions apply. See terms at sportsbook.fanduel.com. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit FanDuel.com/RG (CO, IA, MD, MI, NJ, PA, IL, VA, WV), 1-800-NEXT-STEP or text NEXTSTEP to 53342 (AZ), 1-888-789-7777 or visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (WY, KS) or visit ksgamblinghelp.com (KS), 1-877-770-STOP (LA), 1-877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369) (NY), TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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CALL JAMES HUNTER OF ALPS AT 251-377-2197, AND VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.ALPSPMG.COM https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/speaker-of-the-house-race-october-25 Johnson secures speaker's gavel as Republicans rally behind nominee Rep. Mike Johnson was elected by the House to become the next speaker as Republicans rallied behind their fourth nominee to replace former Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Johnson could afford only a handful of defections from his fellow Republicans in the chamber-wide vote, but unlike prior candidates, there were no defections to his candidacy from his party. He won 220 votes, needing around 217 to become speaker. Democrats meanwhile continued to vote for Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries. He picked up 209 votes from his fellow Democrats. Johnson scored his party's nomination late Tuesday, with several members absent and three voting present. In just the hours from Tuesday, though, Johnson has shored up support from the three Republicans who voted present in Tuesday's late nomination vote. Johnson also got support from President Trump, who gave his support for the GOP nominee, urging Republicans to "get it done, fast" ahead of a potential House speaker vote. DNC says House GOP will 'have to answer' for electing 'MAGA' Mike Johnson as speaker The Democratic National Committee (DNC) took aim at newly-elected House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., Wednesday just before he won a House-wide vote to replace former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., saying Republicans would "have to answer" to voters in 2024 for supporting him. “Many Americans are waking up this morning wondering — who is Mike Johnson? We’re here to help: MAGA Republicans’ new speaker-designate supports extreme nationwide abortion bans," DNC National Press Secretary Sarafina Chitika said in a statement. "He led the charge for Donald Trump denying President Biden’s legitimate election win and tried to overthrow the votes of 81 million Americans. He’s a leading proponent of slashing Social Security and Medicare," she said. Chitika called Johnson a "carbon-copy" of "MAGA extremism," and predicted House Republicans would have to answer for supporting him when voters head to the polls in 2024. "Make no mistake: The American people will hold them accountable for this choice," she added. Republicans celebrate newly minted House Speaker Mike Johnson's gavel ascension Republicans celebrated the election of House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., after he ascended to the gavel on Wednesday. Johnson was elected speaker via a vote of 220-209, taking over the gavel from Speaker pro-tempore Patrick McHenry, R-N.C. Republicans were ecstatic about the election of Johnson, with House Majority Whip Tom Emmer — who secured the GOP's speaker nomination on Tuesday before bowing out — writing his congratulations to the new speaker. "Congratulations to my friend and colleague, [Johnson], on being elected Speaker of the House!" Emmer posted. "His strong convictions and commitment to conservatism will serve this body and the American people well," Emmer added. Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., who also ran for House speaker, wrote "servant leadership," with a picture of the new speaker's nameplate "God bless America," Donalds wrote. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-report-unmasks-true-costs-electric-vehicle-mandates-remain-expensive New report unmasks true costs of electric vehicle mandates: 'Remain more expensive' A sweeping first-of-its-kind analysis published by think tank Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) concludes that electric vehicles (EV) would cost tens of thousands of dollars more if not for generous taxpayer-funded incentives. According to the TPPF report — authored by energy experts Jason Isaac and Brent Bennett — the average model year 2021 EV would cost approximately $48,698 more to own over a 10-year period without the staggering $22 billion in taxpayer-funded handouts that the government provides to electric car manufacturers and owners. The analysis factors in federal fuel efficiency programs, electric grid strain, and direct state and federal subsidies. "It is not an overstatement to say that the federal government is subsidizing EVs to a greater degree than even wind and solar electricity generation and embarking on an unprecedented endeavor to remake the entire American auto industry," the report states. "Despite these massive incentives, EVs are receiving a tepid response from the majority of Americans who cannot shoulder their higher cost." "It’s time for federal and state governments to stop driving the American auto industry off an economic cliff and allow markets to drive further improvements in cost and efficiency," it continues. The report determined that, thanks to a special multiplier that has existed for more than two decades, EVs receive roughly seven times more credits under federal fuel efficiency programs than they provide in actual fuel economy benefits. That figure, the total regulatory credits from federal and state fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards, amounts to an average of $27,881 per vehicle for EV makers. Further, the analysis calculated the socialized cost of EV charging stations' strain on the U.S. electric grid amounts to an average of $11,833 per EV over 10 years. Such costs are shouldered by utility ratepayers and taxpayers, many of whom may not own an EV. And, finally, state governments and the federal government provide an average of $8,984 per EV over 10 years in direct taxpayer-funded subsidies. "The stark reality for proponents of EVs and for the dreamers in the federal government, who are using fuel economy regulations to force manufacturers to produce ever more EVs, is that the true cost of an EV is in no way close to a comparable [internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV)]," the report concludes. "Without increased and sustained government favors, EVs will remain more expensive than ICEVs for many years to come," it states. "Hence why, even with these subsidies, EVs have been challenging for dealers to sell and why basic economic realities indicate that the Biden administration’s dream of achieving 100% EVs by 2040 will never become a reality." The TPPF report, meanwhile, comes as lawmakers at the federal and state level continue to take aim at traditional gas-powered vehicles while boosting EVs. President Biden has set a goal of ensuring 50% of all car sales are zero-emissions by 2030 and his administration has pursued rigorous restrictions on gas-powered vehicles. In December 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized rules, which targeted heavy-duty trucks, that it said at the time were the "strongest-ever national clean air standards to cut smog- and soot-forming emissions" from such vehicles. The new standards went into effect on March 27 and will be implemented for new trucks sold after 2027. Then, in April, the EPA proposed the most aggressive federal tailpipe emissions rules on light- and medium-duty emissions ever crafted. If finalized and implemented, 67% of new sedan, crossover, SUV and light truck purchases, up to 50% of bus and garbage truck purchases, 35% of short-haul freight tractor purchases, and 25% of long-haul freight tractor purchases could be electric by 2032, the White House projected. Months later, in July, the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued its most aggressive fuel economy standards ever, an action critics say would increase consumer costs. And last year, the EPA also reinstated California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to implement its own emission standards and electric vehicle sales mandates, allowing other states to also adopt California's rules. The state then approved regulations that mandated all car purchases in the state — which leads the country in annual car sales — be electric by 2035. https://redstate.com/wardclark/2023/10/24/chinese-scientists-discover-8-new-viruses-on-tropical-island-what-could-possibly-go-wrong-n2165509 Chinese Scientists Discover 8 New Viruses on Tropical Island - What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Chinese scientists working on tropical Hainan Island off China's southern coast have discovered eight new viruses in that island's rodent population, and have not ruled out the capability of those viruses to species-jump to humans. One of the viruses has been confirmed to have been a coronavirus; the COVID-19 virus was also a coronavirus, as are several of the viruses that can cause the syndrome we call "the common cold," although rhinoviruses are more common in those cases. Researchers tasked with preparing the world for future pandemic took almost 700 samples from rodents living in Hainan, just off China's southern coast. Eight novel viruses — including one belonging to the same family as Covid — were uncovered in the project, funded by the Chinese Government. Experts said the discovered pathogens had a 'high probability' of infecting humans should they ever cross the species barrier. As a result, they called for further experiments on the viruses to determine exactly what their effects on humans could be. Lots of people from lots of governments as well as academic institutions and private-sector organizations do these kinds of surveys, of course. That's how we learn about viruses, or about anything else in the natural world — by going out, taking samples, and examining things. But there's a different wrinkle in this case. The findings were shared in the journal Virologica Sinica, the publishing arm of the Chinese Society for Microbiology (CSM). CSM is linked to the state-affiliated China Association of Science and Technology, which 'accepts administrative supervision' from the Chinese Government's 'Ministry of Civil Affairs'. Virologica Sinica is also edited by Dr Shi Zhengli, an influential scientist described as China's 'bat woman' who works inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology – considered to be the source of the Covid pandemic in some corners. The journal's editorial board also features over a dozen other academics linked to the WIV. The last sentence of that article's conclusion might raise some concerns: The pathogenicity and associated impact of these novel viruses on humans and animals should be evaluated in further studies. This is, yes, the same Wuhan virology lab that set off alarms about their safety practices at the outbreak of the COVID-19 panic. (There, the Wuhan lab isn't alone.) This is also the same Wuhan virology lab where $2 million in U.S. taxpayer funds were used to conduct research, including gain-of-function research. If that doesn't set some alarm bells ringing, it's not at all clear what would. Coming as it does, hot on the heels of the impeccably coiffed Governor Newsom flying to the Middle Kingdom to stump for Chinese electric cars, and at a time when the American public is growing good and tired of the whole COVID scare, the timing of the discovery is interesting as well. Granted, these kinds of expeditions go on all the time, and granted as well that China doesn't have an unlimited pool of virologists out there looking for work.