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Bannon's War Room
Episode 1,572 – Border Invasion Leads To Hispanics Backing MAGA (w/ Ben Bergquam, Ken Cuccinelli, Steve Cortes, Ben Harnwell, Brian Kennedy)

Bannon's War Room

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 51:19


We discuss the border, the olympics, and more.  Our guests are: Ben Bergquam, Ken Cuccinelli, Steve Cortes, Ben Harnwell, Brian Kennedy Stay ahead of the censors - Join us warroom.org/join Aired On: 1/19/2022 Watch: On the Web: http://www.warroom.org On Podcast: http://warroom.ctcin.bio On TV: PlutoTV Channel 240, Dish Channel 219, Roku, Apple TV, FireTV or on https://AmericasVoice.news. #news #politics #realnews 

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
WHO WAS JIM CROW?

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 53:14


In this episode, Dinesh explodes Biden's absurd equation of modern-day voting with segregation and Jim Crow.  Dinesh reveals how Biden, not Trump, has turned out to be "Putin's pet." Harriet Hageman, the Trump-endorsed candidate who's running against Liz Cheney, joins Dinesh to talk about the evolution of Liz Cheney. Dinesh asks whether Asian Americans, like Hispanics, will get the message and start moving toward the GOP.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Turley Talks
Ep. 821 Asians Are ABANDONING The Democrats in DROVES!!!

Turley Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 11:20


Highlights:   “According to the mainstream media, the Latino vote overwhelmingly wants open borders when in reality, the Latino vote wants border security. The very border security that Trump enacted as president. Glenn Youngkin's win in Virginia included 55% of Hispanics voting for him, according to exit polls.”“What we're finding is that the election in 2020, really did evidence a shift taking place among not just Latinos and black voters, particularly black  men, towards Trump and the MAGA movement, we also saw a significant shit of Asians towards the  nationalist-populist of the new Trumpian right.”“According to the latest Pew survey, Asian Americans are abandoning Biden twice as fast as white  Biden supporters.”“As the Democrats go further and further left in their warped vision of the culture wars, they're completely abandoning the political center, which we're finding more and more to be parents, and most particularly Asian parents. And the more the Republican Party is seen as the party that represents traditional values of faith, family, and  freedom, the more Asians are going to jump ship and join up with the Republicans.”  Timestamps:   [02:12]  How Latinos are embracing and switching to the MAGA-based GOP[04:20] On the latest article panicking that Asians are abandoning the Democrats in droves[06:45]  How  that abandonment is already losing Democrats their elections[07:48] The number one issue that drives Asians away from the DemocratsResources: It's time to CHANGE AMERICA and Here's YOUR OPPORTUNITY To Do Just That! https://change.turleytalks.com/Ep. 795 Funniest WOKE SJW FAILS Ever 2021Get your own MyPillow here. Enter my code TURLEY at checkout to get a DISCOUNT: https://www.mypillow.com/turleyPatriotSwitch.comGet Your Brand-New PATRIOT T-Shirts and Merch Here: https://store.turleytalks.com/What is CRT? Where does CRT come from? Download your FREE guide from Dr. Steve Turley and find out WHY Americans are turning against CRITICAL RACE THEORY!!! https://www.turleytalks.com/wokeBecome a Turley Talks Insiders Club Member and get your first week FREE!!: https://insidersclub.turleytalks.com/welcomeFight Back Against Big Tech Censorship! Sign-up here to discover Dr. Steve's different social media options …. but without censorship! https://www.turleytalks.com/en/alternative-media.com Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and/or leave a review.Do you want to be a part of the podcast and be our sponsor? Click here to partner with us and defy liberal culture!If you would like to get lots of articles on conservative trends make sure to sign-up for the 'New Conservative Age Rising' Email Alerts. 

Bannon's War Room
Episode 1,567 – Biden Economy Destroys Working Class Black And Hispanics; The War On Masculinity (w/ Raynard Jackson, Ken Blackwell, Steve Cortes, Ben Bergquam, Joe Allen)

Bannon's War Room

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 50:02


We discuss the victory in redistricting, polling, and MLK Day.   Our guests are: Raynard Jackson, Ken Blackwell, Steve Cortes, Ben Bergquam, Joe Allen Stay ahead of the censors - Join us warroom.org/join Aired On: 1/17/2022 Watch: On the Web: http://www.warroom.org On Podcast: http://warroom.ctcin.bio On TV: PlutoTV Channel 240, Dish Channel 219, Roku, Apple TV, FireTV or on https://AmericasVoice.news. #news #politics #realnews 

The BreakPoint Podcast
The Point: Many Hispanics Reject Term ‘Latinx'

The BreakPoint Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 1:01


The Ohioan
Obesity, smoking among Ohio's top health challenges

The Ohioan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 2:42


Ohio News Connection A new report provides insight on measures of health in Ohio needing improvement in the new year and beyond. The "America's Health Rankings 2021" report from UnitedHealthcare puts Ohio at 38th among states for health outcomes, with notable challenges including a high prevalence of cigarette smoking, insufficient sleep and the number of people with multiple chronic conditions. The findings also noted a 13% increase in obesity in the Buckeye State between 2016 and 2020. Dr. Lisa Bohman Egbert, president of the Ohio State Medical Association, said it is not a surprise. "There's a certain amount of personal responsibility, but I think there's also a normalization of a heavier weight as a greater and greater percentage of people become obese," Bohman Egbert asserted. Ohio's obesity rate is 35.5% compared with about 32% nationally. The state received positive marks for the measures of low-birthweight racial disparities, nonmedical drug use, and the suicide rate. About 80% of Ohioans reported having a dedicated health-care provider and just 9% reported avoiding care due to the cost. Nutrition and physical activity are also areas of concern. Just over 6% of Ohio adults reported eating two or more fruits and three or more vegetables daily, and only one in five said they have met the federal guidelines for physical activity in the last month. Bohman Egbert suggested inactivity is the downside of modern conveniences. "We can drive everywhere; we can go through a drive-through; everything we do we can do online," Bohman Egbert outlined. "We've made it so easy to be sedentary that to get up and move is a challenge." The research also found an uptick in deaths between 2019 and 2020 nationwide. Dr. Ravi Johar, chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare, said the pandemic contributed about 70% of the death-rate increase, but more people died from causes such as stroke or cancer as well. "We had a 17% increase in the death rate, and that 17% doesn't even reflect some populations," Johar explained. "We know Hispanics and African Americans, the death rate was even higher than that." Ohio ranks 32nd nationally for its mortality rate. --- Thanks for listening to the podcast. Help us out by sharing the episode, subscribing to the podcast, supporting our sponsors and joining our listener support program. You can also leave a voice mail for our show here. Check out previous shows and enter to win contests. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chris-pugh6/message

Asknathaniel Podcast
HISPANICS COPY & PASTE BLACK PEOPLE AND WHITE WOMEN LOOK BETTER THAN LATINAS

Asknathaniel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 210:16


HISPANICS COPY & PASTE BLACK PEOPLE AND WHITE WOMEN LOOK BETTER THAN LATINAS

Christian Worldview
December 29 Hour 2

Christian Worldview

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 43:24


Work ethic, Supreme Court, a non-profit case, religious liberty cases, facial recognition, Hispanics are moving toward Republicans

Beg to Differ with Mona Charen
Were the Clintonites Right after All?

Beg to Differ with Mona Charen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 59:25


The centrist wing of the democratic party is making a bit of a comeback. With Joe Manchin calling the shots on BBB — and cultural issues like "defund the police" not winning even among Black and Hispanic voters — is it time for the Democratic leadership to stand up to the progressives? The Atlantic's Ron Brownstein is this week's special guest. Highlights/Lowlights: https://forward.com/culture/437007/why-do-jews-eat-chinese-food-on-christmas/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/12/19/statement-from-press-secretary-jen-psaki-4/ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/dec/20/peng-shuai-appearance-fails-to-address-concerns-for-tennis-stars-wellbeing-says-wta Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Ron Brownstein.

The Construction Leadership Podcast with Bradley Hartmann
56 :: Money, The Great Resignation, and the Hispanic Craftworker

The Construction Leadership Podcast with Bradley Hartmann

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 14:51


In episode 56, Bradley examines differences in how Americans build trust in the workforce versus Hispanics.  Are we doing enough during this Great Resignation to embrace different cultures and help build trust in order to reduce turnover?  Bradley looks at how a tool like Ualá can help you connect with your Hispanic workforce to begin building that trust and help them keep more money in their pockets.   ***   If you enjoyed this podcast, we'd sincerely appreciate it if you recommend this show to your friends and colleagues. Your network looks to people like you where to invest their time and attention and we'd love the opportunity to add value to more people in our community.   Since we're asking for things . . . we'd also love it if you left a review on Apple Podcasts. The feedback helps improve the show and helps with our visibility as well. The more people listen to the podcast, the more we can invest into it to make it even better.   For more info: constructionleadershippodcast.com Instagram: instagram.com/redangleinc Brought to you by Red Angle: redangleinc.com

CANTO TALK RADIO SHOW
BBB dead plus Dems discover violence in cities & Happy # 85 Pope Francis

CANTO TALK RADIO SHOW

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 19:00


BBB is dead......Democrats discover violence in their cities....Hispanics and Democrats going their separate ways......Ukraine and Taiwan have not been explained to voters.......Happy # 85 Pope Francis......William Safire (1929-2009)....USSR 1991...Wright brothers 1903....and other stories... You can check ...........my blog Check out: Carlos Guedes and his music  

The Terry & Jesse Show
17 Dec 21 – Georgia Freemasons Promoting New World Order

The Terry & Jesse Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 51:11


Today's Topics: 1) Gospel - Mt 1:1-17 - ...Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ Bishop Sheen quote of the day 2) The Georgia Guidestones monument, put up by Freemasons to promote a New World Order, contains an alarming message to the world and sinister prospects for the future of humanity. It begins: "01 – Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature" https://venusproject.org/articles/the-georgia-guidestones-10-masonic-commandments-the-new-world-order.html 3) Hispanics are trending Right https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/hispanics-trending-right 4) Properly disposed to receive Divine healing https://catholicexchange.com/properly-disposed-to-receive-divine-healing

Brand the Interpreter
Labor of Love with Dr. Jennifer Love

Brand the Interpreter

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 79:50


Dr. Jennifer Love currently serves as the Supervisor for Language Access and Engagement in Prince George's County Public Schools.  She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Elementary Education and Second Language Acquisition from Wake Forest University. Dr. Love was conferred a Doctor of Education in Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Educational Leadership in Special Education as part of a grant cohort of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education.  Her journey in education has led her to serve in various instructional and leadership roles in which she has connected with staff, motivated students, and opened doors to family engagement, especially within the international community.  In her current role, she leads a dedicated team of interpreters and translators, who facilitate language access resources for over 55,000 families across the school district. Dr. Love is committed to increasing international parent education and family engagement to positively impact student achievement, and one of her initiatives was recognized by the former White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics as a national Bright Spot in Hispanic Education.  Dr. Love has also been recognized by the Washington Post as an Outstanding Local Educator, and was awarded the opportunity to study authentic children's literature in Madrid, Spain.Dedicated to elevating the importance of equitable engagement, Dr. Love served on the Core Team with the Maryland State Department of Education to create the state's first PreK-12 Family Engagement Framework.  She has also served on the Maryland English Learner Advisory Council since 2019. Her work in the area of English learner family engagement, equity and language access is nationally recognized, with publication in leading education journals. She has also been a regular university guest lecturer and invited presenter at various regional and national conferences.  Additionally, she serves as an English learner family engagement consultant for the U.S. Department of Education Office of Communications and Outreach and Office of English Language Acquisition for engagement initiatives.  In recognition of her commitment to the diverse communities in central Maryland, in 2017 she received the Community Service Award from Exelon.Only on the Brand the Interpreter Podcast where I share your stories about our profession! Tune in!-----------------------------------------------------Connect with Dr. Jennifer LoveLinkedInPrince George's County Public Schools-----------------------------------------------------Connect with Mireya Pérez, Hostwww.brandtheinterpreter.com---------------------------------SPONSOR INFORMATIONThank you to Liberty Language Services for sponsoring this episode!To learn more about Liberty Language Services, please visit: https://www.libertylanguageservices.com/To learn more about The Professional Medical Interpreter course, go to: https://bit.ly/pmi-course-btiFor a limited time only, you can get $50 off the full price of The Professional Medical Interpreter: A Comprehensive 40-Hour Medical Interpreting Course. Use the following coupon code at checkout: BTI50

Pat Gray Unleashed
The Most Admired People in the World | Guest: Hilary Kennedy | 12/16/21

Pat Gray Unleashed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 95:31


Urban Meyer gets fired from his coaching job with the Jaguars; in one report, it's said he kicked one of his players. Elon Musk fired back at Elizabeth Warren after her attack on how much he pays in taxes. A white author is not allowed to write a romantic novel due to the fact that … she's white. Adam Schiff attempts to doctor a text message between Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows. Jen Psaki tries to explain the increase in meat prices, mentioning the “greed of meat conglomerates.” Joe Biden has some brilliant words to a Packers fan about getting the vaccine. Hispanics are starting to shift to the right even more on their voting trends. Kamala Harris has an interesting moment while charging an electric car. A list of the Most Admired People in the world comes out. Our current American leaders are unsurprisingly low. Hilary Kennedy drops in to talk about how the Ghislaine Maxwell trial appears to be going nowhere. The JFK assassination documents are finally being released, but much of the information is underwhelming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

HMSC Connects! Podcast
Transforming the Museums with Teens, a Conversation with Julia Szejnblum, Former Coordinator of the Escúchame/Hear Me Out Project at HMSC

HMSC Connects! Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 33:14


Welcome to HMSC Connects! where Jennifer Berglund goes behind the scenes of four Harvard museums to explore the connections between us, our big, beautiful world, and even what lies beyond. This week Jennifer Berglund is speaking with Julia Szejnblum, the former coordinator of the Escúchame/Hear Me Out project at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. The project is for teenagers from the Somerville and Chelsea, Mass. communities who identify as Latinos, Latinas, LatinX, or Hispanics to create media projects designed to make the museums more engaging and accessible to their communities.

The Editors
Episode 391: Hispanics Turn Right

The Editors

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 60:10


Editors' Picks:Rich: Victoria Coates's piece in the upcoming issueCharlie: Rich's piece "The Failure of ‘Latinx'"Alexandra: John McCormack's piece “Schumer's Spin Isn't Working on Manchin”Maddy: Charlie's piece “The American Jury System Holds Firm against ‘Wokeness'”Light Items:Rich: Daniel BooneCharlie: Teaching an online course through ChapterAlexandra: Seeing a former NR content managerMaddy: Back in Scotland

Karis Comedy Corner Podcast
Rich Valdes-Talk Radio Host-#2164

Karis Comedy Corner Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 56:06


We had the pleasure of speaking to one of the most dynamic new voices in Conservative talk radio, Rich Valdes. Known to many as "Mr. Call Screener" on the incredibly popular syndicated Mark Levin Radio Show, which Rich occasionally guest hosts, he has become one of the voices for Hispanics who viewpoints lean to the right. A self-made entreupreneur who started his own hair salon at 16 years old, Rich realized his gift for listening, empathizing and opining while his customers sat in the chair. We talked about his decision to study broadcasting, working at Project Veritas and his own show "This is America with Rich Valdes" and frequent appearances on NewMax, WABC770 and more. For more go to @RichValdes on Instagram and Twitter. 

The Hijack
LatinX, DR. Oz, and other things Hispanics Don't Like.

The Hijack

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021


Dr. Oz Runs for Pennsylvania Senate…. Sigh. The term "LatinX" not well received by Hispanics. Pine 11 - The War On Christmas Continues Roe V wade and why Republicans DON'T want to overturn it. RoeVWade #ChooseLife #ChooseChoice #LatinX DrOz Full podcasts available at The End. Go to The End & subscribe to all podcasts & mixes on Apple &Google podcasts, Spotify, & iHeart Radio. Follow @DJZouain on all social media ZouainEntertainment #TheEndFM #TheHIjack #Irreverent #MondayMusicMix #Podcast #currentevents #Podcasts #Politics #Religion #Conservative #Liberal #TalkRadio RoeVWade #Latino #Latina #LatinX #Hispanic #LGBT #FoxNews #PineEleven #ChooseLife #ProChoice #Santifa #Republican #Democrat #WarOnChristmas #DrOz

Tom Bevan
Tom Bevan (12-12-21) Jussie Smollett Verdict and Crime in Big Cities

Tom Bevan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 40:46


Tom talked with John Kass about the Jussie Smollett verdict and why we can't just ignore what happened. A.B. Stoddard joined the show to discuss why Hispanics are turning more towards the Republican Party. Charles Lipson talked with Tom about murders and crimes in major cities. And finally, Carl Cannon joined Tom about two major media members making moves.

RealClearPolitics Takeaway
Reckoning With the Jussie Smollett Verdict, Building a Global Coalition of Democracies, and Is the Hispanic Vote Leaving the Democratic Party?

RealClearPolitics Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 37:56


The actor Jussie Smollett was convicted on Thursday night of lying to police about a hate crime that he says happened on the streets of Chicago in 2019. His story – always far-fetched - was nonetheless repeated and supported by some politicians and the press. Now that he's been convicted, will there be any rethinking about how to respond to racially charged crimes? Also this week, President Joe Biden convened a summit for the world's democracies, although some question how the guest list was assembled and whether the US should try to promote democratic ideals at all. And new polls reveal that Hispanics are moving toward the political center, which may mean headaches ahead for the Democratic Party. Tom Bevan, co-founder and president of RealClearPolitics, Carl Cannon, Washington Bureau Chief, and Phil Wegmann, White House Correspondent join Andrew Walworth on today's RealClearPolitics Takeaway podcast.

Beg to Differ with Mona Charen
Resentful Animosities

Beg to Differ with Mona Charen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 61:41


Peter Wehner joins the group to discuss threats to democracy, the GOP's gun fetish, and more. Highlights/Lowlights: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/12/democrats-lose-culture-war/620887/ https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/01/brooks-true-conservatism-dead-fox-news-voter-suppression/620853 https://www.pewresearch.org/hispanic/2020/08/11/about-one-in-four-u-s-hispanics-have-heard-of-latinx-but-just-3-use-it/ https://www.persuasion.community/p/the-collapse-of-liberal-internationalism https://gideons.substack.com/p/requiem-for-a-liberal-internationalism?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoxMjY2NTU0MCwicG9zdF9pZCI6NDUxODMyMTMsIl8iOiJxSVFoZyIsImlhdCI6MTYzOTA1MjEwNiwiZXhwIjoxNjM5MDU1NzA2LCJpc3MiOiJwdWItMzA3MTc2Iiwic3ViIjoicG9zdC1yZWFjdGlvbiJ9.Yvnvwn67CNxzhSLJv3KCIQI_GkT-8M4wc4x6h5YrISM Special Guests: Bill Galston, Damon Linker, Linda Chavez, and Peter Wehner.

CANTO TALK RADIO SHOW
Chicago verdict & Hispanics and GOP plus mandates and China Olympics

CANTO TALK RADIO SHOW

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 15:00


Chicago verdict......Hispanics moving to GOP.......Mandates down in US Senate and courts.....Abortion sanctuary?......China Olympics...........Kirk Douglas (1916-2020).......Frank Robinson 1965..............and other stories... You can check ...........my blog Check out .Carlos Guedes and his music  

David Gornoski
The Biden Delusion, Hispanics Reject the Nanny State - A Neighbor's Choice

David Gornoski

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 24:15


Tho Bishop of the Mises Institute joins the show to comment on the Jussie Smollett trial, the corporate media claim that Biden is recovering the economy, the statement by New Zealand's prime minister that the pandemic will never end, the media fawning over Hunter Biden, the Hispanic rejection of Democrat victim-garbed politics, and more. Visit the A Neighbor's Choice website at aneighborschoice.com

The Bulwark Podcast
Bart Gellman: Stealing Democracy Right before Our Eyes

The Bulwark Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 41:58


Trump's official power as president wasn't what got him so close to toppling the 2020 election. It was his ability to convince supporters that black is white, and up is down — and they're preparing for next time. The Atlantic's Bart Gellman joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Bart Gelllman.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Commentary Magazine Podcast: Wait—Did Trump Just Expose a Colossal Security Crisis?

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021


On today’s podcast, we discuss Donald Trump’s oddly casual revelation that he believes Russia stole our hypersonic technology research—and then that research got into China’s hands. Isn’t this the biggest story ever? And why is Biden giving Putin what he wants with a big summit? And why are Democrats losing Hispanics? Give a listen.

Commentary Magazine Podcast
Wait—Did Trump Just Expose a Colossal Security Crisis?

Commentary Magazine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 53:16


On today's podcast, we discuss Donald Trump's oddly casual revelation that he believes Russia stole our hypersonic technology research—and then that research got into China's hands. Isn't this the biggest story ever? And why is Biden giving Putin what he wants with a big summit? And why are Democrats losing Hispanics? Give a listen.

Brad and Britt Cast
The Man Never Too Busy to Hate

Brad and Britt Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 43:38


Support us by shopping at our Amazon store: Shop.BradandBritt.com Omicron and that booster, Hispanics now split between Republicans and Democrats, young Dems have bad feelings towards Republicans, Mark Meadows needs to go directly to jail Donate via PayPal: @bradandbritt Venmo: @BBCast Cash App: $bdub336

The Breitbart News Daily Podcast
U.S. to Play Genocide Games While Biden Pushes ‘Boycott' Hoax, Guest: Mark Meadows on Crazy Last Year of Trump

The Breitbart News Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 61:08


On today's Breitbart News Daily podcast, the U.S. will indeed play in the China Genocide games after all and the White House is now pushing a hoax that the administration is engaging in a 'diplomatic boycott; diplomats aren't even invited to Beijing! Alex explains. High school basketball players are now wearing masks - under their chins. Why? No one knows, but more interestingly, no one seems to care either.  'Juicy Smoolier' (aka Jussie Smollett) claims he's a victim of a reverse hoax - the guys he apparently hired to 'attack' him were the actual hoaxsters! At least, that's what the disgraced actor is claiming. In an epic acting of trolling, Pres. Joe Biden is cracking down on art world grifters - despite the fact he's Hunter Biden's father. New York City somehow is getting even more authoritarian on vaccines. And a new poll shows Hispanics and Latinos don't actually like the term 'Latinx.' Our guest today is former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows who discusses Fauci, riots, media lies and the tumultuous last year of the Trump administration.

The Richie Baloney Show!
Poll Shows "Latinx" Used By Only 2% Of Hispanics, 40% Find It Offensive

The Richie Baloney Show!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 5:19


Exactly Amara
Red Table Talk: The Estefans - Black & Latin: Racism Within

Exactly Amara

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 40:02


Hey, Exactly Amara fans! Since you love this podcast, we think you might like this one as well. No topic is off-limits for Gloria Estefan, her daughter Emily Estefan and her niece Lili Estefan as these three generations bring their own opinions and life experiences to the iconic Red Table. Take a seat at the Estefans table by listening to the Red Table Talk: The Estefans podcast.   About this Episode The Red Table gets heated as the Estefans discuss colorism within the Latin community. 1 in 4 Hispanics identifies as Afro-Latino and many face discrimination from both their Black and Latin sides. Queer Eye's Karamo Brown speaks candidly about how he grappled to accept his Cuban roots as a Black man, while singer and TV star, Amara La Negra, reveals how she experienced racism on the set of a popular television show. Plus, we break down the difference between Race and Ethnicity. Listen and subscribe to Red Table Talk: The Estefans wherever you get your podcasts! https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-red-table-talk-the-estefa-86014254/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

End Abortion Podcast
Understanding the 'Dobbs' Supreme Court Case that Could Overturn Roe V. Wade with Matt Staver

End Abortion Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 34:50


Episode 18: Fr. Frank discusses with Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel the brief he prepared for the Supreme Court Dobbs case. The brief, submitted on behalf of a diverse coalition of groups and leaders including Hispanics and African-Americans, and our Priests for Life associate Alveda King, urges the Court not to continue the racist and eugenic legacy of legal abortion as embodied in Roe.

Circulation on the Run
Circulation November 23, 2021 Issue

Circulation on the Run

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 24:40


Please join first author Yuan Lu and Guest Editor Jan Staessen as they discuss the article "National Trends and Disparities in Hospitalization for Acute Hypertension Among Medicare Beneficiaries (1999-2019)." Dr. Carolyn Lam: Welcome to Circulation on the Run: your weekly podcast, summary and backstage pass to the journal and it's editors. We're your co-hosts. I'm Dr. Carolyn Lam, associate editor from the National Heart Center and Duke National University of Singapore. Dr. Greg Hundley: And I'm Dr. Greg Hundley, associate editor, and director of Pauley Heart Center at VCU health in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Greg, today's feature discussion is about the national trends and disparities and hospitalizations for hypertensive emergencies among Medicare beneficiaries. Isn't that interesting? We're going to just dig deep into this issue, but not before we discuss the other papers in today's issue. I'm going to let you go first today while I get a coffee and listen. Dr. Greg Hundley: Oh, thanks so much, Carolyn. My first paper comes to us from the world of preclinical science and it's from professor Christoff Maack from University Clinic Wursburg. Carolyn, I don't have a quiz for you, so I'm going to give a little break this week, but this particular paper is about Barth syndrome. Barth syndrome is caused by mutations of the gene encoding taffazin, which catalyzes maturation of mitochondrial cardiolipin and often manifests with systolic dysfunction during early infancy. Now beyond the first months of life, Barth syndrome cardiomyopathy typically transitions to a phenotype of diastolic dysfunction with preserved ejection fraction, one of your favorites, blunted contractile reserve during exercise and arrhythmic vulnerability. Previous studies traced Barth syndrome cardiomyopathy to mitochondrial formation of reactive oxygen species. Since mitochondrial function and reactive oxygen species formation are regulated by excitation contraction coupling, these authors wanted to use integrated analysis of mechano-energetic coupling to delineate the pathomechanisms of Barth syndrome cardiomyopathy. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Oh, I love the way you explained that so clearly, Greg. Thanks. So what did they find? Dr. Greg Hundley: Right, Carolyn. Well, first defective mitochondrial calcium uptake prevented Krebs cycle activation during beta adrenergic stimulation, abolishing NADH regeneration for ATP production and lowering antioxidative NADPH. Second, Carolyn, mitochondrial calcium deficiency provided the substrate for ventricular arrhythmias and contributed to blunted inotropic reserve during beta adrenergic stimulation. And finally, these changes occurred without any increase of reactive oxygen species formation in or omission from mitochondria. So Carolyn what's the take home here? Well, first beyond the first months of life, when systolic dysfunction dominates, Barth syndrome cardiomyopathy is reminiscent of heart failure with preserved rather than reduced ejection fraction presenting with progressive diastolic and moderate systolic dysfunction without relevant left ventricular dilation. Next, defective mitochondrial calcium uptake contributes to inability of Barth syndrome patients to increase stroke volume during exertion and their vulnerability to ventricular arrhythmias. Lastly, treatment with cardiac glycosides, which could favor mechano-energetic uncoupling should be discouraged in patients with Barth syndrome and left ventricular ejection fractions greater than 40%. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Oh, how interesting. I need to chew over that one a bit more. Wow, thanks. But you know, I've got a paper too. It's also talking about energetic basis in the presence of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, but this time looking at transient pulmonary congestion during exercise, which is recognized as an emerging and important determinant of reduced exercise capacity in HFpEF. These authors, led by Dr. Lewis from University of Oxford center for clinical magnetic resonance research sought to determine if an abnormal cardiac energetic state underpins this process of transient problem congestion in HFpEF. Dr. Carolyn Lam: To investigate this, they designed and conducted a basket trial covering the physiological spectrum of HFpEF severity. They non-invasively assess cardiac energetics in this cohort using phosphorous magnetic resonance spectroscopy and combined real time free breathing volumetric assessment of whole heart mechanics, as well as a novel pulmonary proton density, magnetic resonance imaging sequence to detect lung congestion, both at rest and during submaximal exercise. Now, Greg, I know you had a look at this paper and magnetic resonance imaging, and spectroscopy is your expertise. So no quiz here, but could you maybe just share a little bit about how novel this approach is that they took? Dr. Greg Hundley: You bet. Carolyn, thanks so much for the intro on that and so beautifully described. What's novel here is they were able to combine imaging in real time, so the heart contracting and relaxing, and then simultaneously obtain the metabolic information by bringing in the spectroscopy component. So really just splashing, as they might say in Oxford, just wonderful presentation, and I cannot wait to hear what they found. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Well, they recruited patients across the spectrum of diastolic dysfunction and HFpEF, meaning they had controls. They had nine patients with type two diabetes, 14 patients with HFpEF and nine patients with severe diastolic dysfunction due to cardiac amyloidosis. What they found was that a gradient of myocardial energetic deficit existed across the spectrum of HFpEF. Even at low workload, the energetic deficit was related to a markedly abnormal exercise response in all four cardiac chambers, which was associated with detectable pulmonary congestion. The findings really support an energetic basis for transient pulmonary congestion in HFpEF with the implication that manipulating myocardial energy metabolism may be a promising strategy to improve cardiac function and reduce pulmonary congestion in HFpEF. This is discussed in a beautiful editorial by Drs. Jennifer Hole, Christopher Nguyen and Greg Lewis. Dr. Greg Hundley: Great presentation, Carolyn, and obviously love that MRI/MRS combo. Carolyn, these investigators in this next paper led by Dr. Sara Ranjbarvaziri from Stanford University School of Medicine performed a comprehensive multi-omics profile of the molecular. So transcripts metabolites, complex lipids and ultra structural and functional components of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy energetics using myocardial samples from 27 hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients and 13 controls really is the donor heart. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Wow, it's really all about energetics today, isn't it? So what did they see, Greg? Dr. Greg Hundley: Right, Carolyn. So hypertrophic cardiomyopathy hearts showed evidence of global energetic decompensation manifested by a decrease in high energy phosphate metabolites (ATP, ADP, phosphocreatine) and a reduction in mitochondrial genes involved in the creatine kinase and ATP synthesis. Accompanying these metabolic arrangements, quantitative electron microscopy showed an increased fraction of severely damaged mitochondria with reduced crystal density coinciding with reduced citrate synthase activity and mitochondrial oxidative respiration. These mitochondrial abnormalities were associated with elevated reactive oxygen species and reduced antioxidant defenses. However, despite significant mitochondrial injury, the hypertrophic cardiomyopathy hearts failed to up-regulate mitophagic clearance. Dr. Greg Hundley: So Carolyn, in summary, the findings of this study suggest that perturbed metabolic signaling and mitochondrial dysfunction are common pathogenic mechanisms in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and these results highlight potential new drug targets for attenuation of the clinical disease through improving metabolic function and reducing myocardial injury. Dr. Carolyn Lam: Wow, what an interesting issue of our journal. There's even more. There's an exchange of letters between Drs. Naeije and Claessen about determinants of exercise capacity in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. There's a "Pathways to Discovery" paper: a beautiful interview with Dr. Heinrich Taegtmeyer entitled,"A foot soldier in cardiac metabolism." Dr. Greg Hundley: Right, Carolyn, and I've got a research letter from Professor Marston entitled "The cardiovascular benefit of lowering LDL cholesterol to below 40 milligrams per deciliter." Well, what a great issue, very metabolic, and how about we get onto that feature discussion? Dr. Carolyn Lam: Let's go, Greg. Dr. Greg Hundley: Welcome listeners to our feature discussion today. We have a paper that is going to address some issues pertaining to high blood pressure, or hypertension. With us, we have Dr. Yuan Lu from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. We also have a guest editor to help us review this paper, Dr. Jan Staessen from University Louvain in Belgium. Welcome to you both and Yuan, will start with you. Could you describe for us some of the background that went into formulating your hypothesis and then state for us the hypothesis that you wanted to address with this research? Dr. Yuan Lu: Sure. Thank you, Greg. We conducted this study because we see that recent data show hypertension control in the US population has not improved in the last decades, and there are widening disparities. Also last year, the surgeon general issued a call to action to make hypertension control a national priority. So, we wanted to better understand whether the country has made any progress in preventing hospitalization for acute hypertension. That is including hypertension emergency, hypertension urgency, and hypertension crisis, which also refers to acute blood pressure elevation that is often associated with target organ damage and requires urgent intervention. We have the data from the Center for Medicare/Medicaid, which allow us to look at the trends of hospitalization for acute hypertension over the last 20 years and we hypothesize we may also see some reverse progress in hospitalization rate for acute hypertension, and there may differences by population subgroups like age, sex, race, and dual eligible status. Dr. Greg Hundley: Very nice. So you've described for us a little bit about perhaps the study population, but maybe clarify a little further: What was the study population and then what was your study design? Dr. Yuan Lu: Yeah, sure. The study population includes all Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries 65 years and older enrolled in the fee-for-service plan for at least one month from January 1999 to December 2019 using the Medicare denominator files. We also study population subgroups by age, sex, race and ethnicity and dual eligible status. Specifically the racial and ethnic subgroups include Asian, blacks, Hispanics, North American native, white, and others. Dual eligible refers to beneficiary eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. This study design is a serial cross sectional analysis of these Medicare beneficiaries between 1999 and 2019 over the last 20 years. Dr. Greg Hundley: Excellent. Yuan, what did you find? Dr. Yuan Lu: We actually have three major findings. First, we found that in Medicare beneficiaries 65 years and older, hospitalization rate for acute hypertension increased more than double in the last 20 years. Second, we found that there are widening disparities. When we look at all the population subgroups, we found black adults having the highest hospitalization rate in 2019 across age, sex, race, and dual eligible subgroup. And finally, when we look at the outcome among people hospitalized, we found that during the same period, the rate of 30 day and 90 day mortality and readmission among hospitalized beneficiaries improved and decreased significantly. So this is the main findings, and we can also talk about implications of that later. Dr. Greg Hundley: Very nice. And did you find any differences between men and women? Dr. Yuan Lu: Yes. We also looked at the difference between men and women, and we found that actually the hospitalization rate is higher among females compared to men. So more hospitalizations for acute hypertension among women than men. Dr. Greg Hundley: Given this relatively large Medicare/Medicaid database and cross-sectional design, were you able to investigate any relationships between these hospitalizations and perhaps social determinants of health? Dr. Yuan Lu: For this one, we haven't looked into that detail. This is just showing the overall picture, like how the hospitalization rate changed over time in the overall population and by different population subgroups. What you mentioned is an important issue and should definitely be a future study to look at whether social determine have moderated the relationship between the hospitalization. Speaker 3: Excellent. Well, listeners, now we're going to turn to our guest editor and you'll hear us talk a little bit sometimes about associate editors. We have a team that will review many papers, but when we receive a paper that might contain an associate editor or an associate editors institution, we actually at Circulation turn to someone completely outside of the realm of the associate editors and the editor in chief. These are called guest editors. With us today, we have Dr. Jan Staessen from Belgium who served as the guest editor. He's been working in this task for several years. Jan, often you are referred papers from the American Heart Association. What attracted you to this particular paper and how do you put Yuan's results in the context with other studies that have focused on high blood pressure research? Dr. Jan Staessen: Well, I've almost 40 years of research in clinical medicine and in population science, and some of my work has been done in Sub-Saharan Africa. So when I read the summary of the paper, I was immediately struck by the bad results, so to speak, for black people. This triggered my attention and I really thought this message must be made public on a much larger scale because there is a lot of possibility for prevention. Hypertension is a chronic disease, and if you wait until you have an emergency or until you have target organ damage, you have gone in too late. So really this paper cries for better prevention in the US. And I was really also amazed when I compared this US data with what happens in our country. We don't see any, almost no hospitalizations for acute hypertension or for hypertensive emergencies. So there is quite a difference. Dr. Jan Staessen: Going further on that, I was wondering whether there should not be more research on access to primary care in the US because people go to the emergency room, but that's not a place where you treat or manage hypertension. It should be managed in primary care with making people aware of the problem. It's still the silent killer, the main cause of cardiovascular disease, 8 million deaths each year. So this really triggered my attention and I really wanted this paper to be published. Dr. Greg Hundley: Very nice. Jan, I heard you mention the word awareness. How have you observed perhaps differences in healthcare delivery in Belgium that might heighten awareness? You mentioned primary care, but are there any other mechanisms in place that heighten awareness or the importance? Dr. Jan Staessen: I think people in Belgium, the general public, knows that hypertension is a dangerous condition. That it should be well treated. We have a very well built primary care network, so every person can go to a primary care physician. Part of the normal examination in the office of a primary care physician is a blood pressure measurement. That's almost routine in Belgium. And then of course not all patients are treated to go. Certainly keeping in mind the new US guidelines that aim for lower targets, now recently confirmed in the Chinese study, you have to sprint three cells. And then the recent Chinese study that have been published to the New England. So these are issues to be considered. I also have colleagues working in Texas close to the Mexican border at the university place there, and she's telling me how primary care is default in that area. Dr. Jan Staessen: I think this is perhaps part of the social divide in the US. This might have to be addressed. It's not only a problem in the US, it's also a problem in other countries. There is always a social divide and those who have less money, less income. These are the people who fell out in the beginning and then they don't see primary care physicians. Dr. Jan Staessen: Belgium, for instance, all medicines are almost free. Because hypertension is a chronic condition prevention should not only start at age 65. Hypertension prevention should really start at a young age, middle age, whenever this diagnosis of high blood pressure diagnosis is confirmed. Use blood pressure monitoring, which is not so popular in the US, but you can also use home blood pressure monitoring. Then you have to start first telling your patients how to improve their lifestyle. When that is not sufficient, you have to start anti hypertensive drug treatment. We have a wide array of anti hypertensive drugs that can be easily combined. If you find the right combination, then you go to combination tablets because fewer tablets means better patient adherence. Dr. Greg Hundley: Yuan we will turn back to you. In the last minutes here, could you describe some of your thoughts regarding what you think is the next research study that needs to be performed in this sphere of hypertension investigation? Dr. Yuan Lu: Sure. Greg, in order to answer your question, let me step back a little bit, just to talk about the implication of the main message from this paper, and then we can tie it to the next following study. We found that the marked increase in hospitalization rate for acute hypertension actually represented many more people suffering a potential catastrophic event that should be preventable. I truly agree with what Dr. Staessen said, hypertension should be mostly treated in outpatient setting rather than in the hospital. We also find the lack of progress in reducing racial disparity in hospitalization. These findings highlight needs for new approaches to address both the medical and non-medical factors, including the social determinants in health, system racism that can contribute to this disparity. When we look at the outcome, we found the outcome for mortality and remission improved over time. Dr. Yuan Lu: This means progress has been made in improving outcomes once people are hospitalized for an acute illness. The issue is more about prevention of hospitalization. Based on this implication, I think in a future study we need better evidence to understand how we can do a better job in the prevention of acute hypertension admissions. For example, we need the study to understand who is at risk for acute hypertensive admissions, and how can this event be preempted. If we could better understand who these people are, phenotype this patient better and predict their risk of hospitalization for acute hypertension, we may do a better job in preventing this event from happening. Dr. Greg Hundley: Very nice. And Jan, do you have anything to add? Dr. Jan Staessen: Yes. I think every effort should go to prevention in most countries. I looked at the statistics, and more than 90% of the healthcare budget is spent in treating established disease, often irreversible disease like MI or chronic kidney dysfunction. I think then you come in too late. So of the healthcare budget in my mind, much more should go to the preventive issues and probably rolling out an effective primary care because that's the place where hypertension has to be diagnosed and hypertension treatment has to be started. Dr. Greg Hundley: Excellent. Well, listeners, we've heard a wonderful discussion today regarding some of the issues pertaining to hypertension and abrupt admission to emergency rooms for conditions pertaining to hypertension, really getting almost out of control. We want to thank Dr. Yuan Lu from Yale New Haven and also our guest editor, Dr. Jan Staessen from Louvain in Belgium. On behalf of Carolyn and myself, we want to wish you a great week and we will catch you next week on the run. This program is copyright of the American Heart Association, 2021. The opinions express by speakers in this podcast are their own and not necessarily those of the editors or of the American Heart Association for more visit aha journals.org.

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Escaping Continuous Contagion (3) (Audio) David Eells - 11/21/21 The Apostate Leadership of God's People Removed   History must repeat.  Ecc 1:9-10  That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.  10  Is there a thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been long ago, in the ages which were before us.   History shows that before the DS Babylon is completely taken down by Cyrus Trump, DS must take down the apostate leadership of God's people. This is because the people in Babylonish religious bondage must be set free to follow the Moses type, reformer Man-child leadership into the tribulation wilderness.  Eze 12:12-16 And the prince (This is Zedekiah, representing the apostate leadership of God's people) that is among them shall bear upon his shoulder in the dark, and shall go forth: they shall dig through the wall to carry out thereby: he shall cover his face, because he shall not see the land with his eyes. 13 My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare; and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there. 14  And I will scatter toward every wind all that are round about him to help him, and all his bands; and I will draw out the sword after them. 15  And they shall know that I am Jehovah, when I shall disperse them among the nations, and scatter them through the countries. 16  But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the nations whither they come; and they shall know that I am Jehovah. While we agree that the Babylonish religious leadership is already in captivity spiritually they are still in control and that must be removed . Jer 21:4-10  Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel (Representing God's NT people today), Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war that are in your hands, wherewith ye fight against the king of Babylon, and against the Chaldeans that besiege you, without the walls; and I will gather them into the midst of this city. 5  And I myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and with a strong arm, even in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation. (This is because they have departed from the covenant as written to make up their own covenant and Jesus.) 6  And I will smite the inhabitants of this city (The apostate Jerusalem leadership), both man and beast: they shall die of a great pestilence. 7  And afterward, saith Jehovah, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people, even such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those that seek their life: and he shall smite them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have mercy. 8  And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death. 9  He that abideth in this city shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence; but he that goeth out, and passeth over to the Chaldeans that besiege you, he shall live, and his life shall be unto him for a prey. 10  For I have set my face upon this city for evil, and not for good, saith Jehovah: it shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire. (Like these two texts we still get regular warning in our morning meeting that Babylon will strike again. The Lord showed us that we could not pray away completely the effects of the DS plagues for he would use them to drain the swamp in the Church and even take some home who are innocent.)   The Alliance is slowly wiping out the DS leadership They are ratting on each other - https://realrawnews.com/  - look at each category. This has been happening for years and it is a huge job. Cyrus won battles before he took the city of Babylon. Confusion comes when people see someone in public who looks like the person arrested.  Both the DS and the Alliance are replacing these people with doubles or clones for opposite purposes.  Before Trump was elected the first time I told you he would be. Then I told you history would repeat and that he is God's modern day Cyrus, who conquered the Babylonian DS and set the people of God free from Babylonish apostasy to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem, which is God's people.   Over 4 1/2 years ago I warned you when the Lord told us that man made plagues were coming to destroy multitudes. At that time God gave us dreams of particular enemies being killed by God in the religious and secular realm by the plagues, which hasnt happened yet, meaning something bigger is still coming.  Now the DS is losing the battle with the Alliance and are desperate to cause enough pain that the Alliance will back off their prosecution and execution of the the DS murderers. These de-populationist (eugenicists) have released worse plagues just like the ones in Revelations, which the Lord has said there is no cure for but His. /books/pdf/GV.pdf  Desperate people do desperate things, like loose more and worse plagues. I believe quarantine Lockdowns are coming again. Get supplies to stay indoors. C-19 is not the real killer. The DS population control vax is. Studies have shown Marburg, Ebola, and Aids are in the fake vax too and also ready to be released by other means too.  https://thetruereporter.com/doctor-exposes-the-truth-marburg-ebola-aids-all-is-hidden-inside-the-vaxx  https://tv.gab.com/channel/realstewpeters/view/doctor-marburg-aids-ebola-in-vaxx-618d6e68b3d7d282f9f12e9e  And the booster is 10 times more deadly than the first two jabs.  Some received placebos (saline solution) in the beginning so that the crime would not be discerned immediately.   The Death Jab James Red Pill: Dr. Vladimir Zelenko drops many proofs of the depopulation conspiracy. Very few medical experts have the courage to speak out about the DEMONIC DEMOCRATS' DASTARDLY DEPOPULATION plan. https://rumble.com/vp1a8j-breaking-news-presentation-dr.-zelenko-potus-trumps-doctor-just-risked-ever.html  Smallpox has conveniently been discovered at the CDC, which is DS to the core. This is either a distraction from the vaccine plagues above or a threat of greater things coming if the Alliance doesnt back off the arrests. https://strangesounds.org/2021/11/next-smallpox-pandemic-vials-labeled-smallpox-vaccine-research-facility-pennsylvania-video.html CIA spooks are attempting to defect to the Alliance? We know these people from our own DS faction because they have the same demons. They want to sneak back in but are not capable of repenting of witchcraft, fornication, perversion, hatred, slander, lying, and stealing demons. https://realrawnews.com/2021/11/deep-state-cia-spooks-defecting-to-white-hats/  I suggest taking them into custody and giving them a chance to tell the known truth, which will prove who they are.   On Nov 11, 2021 Missy Pollock sent this:    A Deadly Winter Glynda Lomax - 9/21/19 (David's notes in red) Prepare My children, for an intense winter comes your way and death rides on its winds. There will be much lack and hunger and need of heat. Your little ones will starve if you do not prepare. Prepare, for darkness comes your way. This is not a winter such as you have seen before, this one brings new dangers. I warn that you may prepare. Many will not heed My warning and death will claim them. This is a time to walk in much wisdom and prudence, that you may be spared from the jaws of death a little longer. Prepare for lack, for hunger and for cold. Prepare that you may stay warm in this time. Warn your loved ones. A deadly winter comes your way. Proverbs 6:6-8  Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: 7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, 8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. Hebrews 11:7  By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. https://wingsofprophecy.blogspot.com/2019/09/a-deadly-winter.html?m=1 This message in video form: https://youtu.be/s5A8PcdsOf0 Below is more detail about what Glynda saw in the Spirit concerning the Dark Winter. She said, "This is a little more detail on the deadly winter and a couple more things I have NOT been able to shake about what is soon coming. The next two days after I made the Deadly Winter video, I kept seeing in my spirit that people were dying in their houses and no one could come and remove the bodies, ... I also saw that no police or ambulances were running. (Editors note: It is because of the fear of contagion of the Pestilences) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4iYxVBpDQjs    Yes, I think it will be like AA Allens vision of being sprayed from planes and killing very quickly.  Possibly paralyzing the lungs like the pestilent coral snake snow in Eve's dream.   Vision to Evangelist A.A. Allen in the 1950s  ...As I looked, suddenly from the sky I saw a giant hand reach down. That gigantic hand was reaching out toward the Statue of Liberty. In a moment her gleaming torch was torn from her hand, and in it instead was placed a cup; and I saw protruding from that great cup a giant sword, shining as if a great light had been turned upon its glistening edge. Never before had I seen such a sharp, glistening, dangerous sword. It seemed to threaten all the world. As the great cup was placed in the hand of the Statue of Liberty, I heard these words, "Thus saith the Lord of hosts, drink ye and be drunken and spue and fall and rise no more because of the sword which I will send". As I heard these words, I recognized them as a quotation from Jeremiah 25:27. I was amazed to hear the Statue of Liberty speak out in reply, "I WILL NOT DRINK!" Then as the voice of the thunder, I heard again the voice of the Lord saying, "Ye shall certainly drink". (Jeremiah 25:28) Then suddenly the giant hand forced the cup to the lips of the Statue of Liberty, and she became powerless to defend herself. The mighty hand of God forced her to drink every drop from the cup. As she drank the bitter dregs, these were the words that I heard: "Should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished, for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the Lord of hosts". (Jeremiah 27:29) When the cup was withdrawn from the lips of the Statute of Liberty, I noticed the sword was missing from the cup, which could mean but one thing. THE CONTENTS OF THE CUP HAD BEEN COMPLETELY CONSUMED! I knew that the sword merely typified war, death, and destruction, which is no doubt on the way. ... I saw the Statue of Liberty become unsteady on her feet and begin to stagger and to lose her balance. I saw her splashing in the gulf, trying to regain her balance. I saw her stagger again and again and fall to her knees. As I saw her desperate attempts to regain her balance and rise to her feet again, my heart was moved as never before with compassion for her struggles; but as she staggered there in the gulf, once again I heard these words: "Drink ye and be drunken and spue and fall and rise no more because of the sword which I will send among you". (Jeremiah 25:37) ...Then as I watched, another amazing thing was taking place. Far to the northwest, just out over Alaska, a huge, black cloud was arising. As it rose, it was as black as night. It seemed to be in the shape of a man's head. As it continued to arise, I observed two light spots in the black cloud. It rose further, and a gaping hole appeared. I could see that the black cloud was taking the shape of a skull, for now the huge, white, gaping mouth was plainly visible. Finally, the head was complete. Then the shoulders began to appear; and on either side, long, black arms. It seemed that what I saw was the entire North American continent, spread out like a map upon a table with this terrible skeleton-formed cloud arising from behind the table. It rose steadily until the form was visible down to the waist. At the waist the skeleton seemed to bend toward the United States, stretching forth a hand toward the east and one toward the west--one toward New York and one toward Seattle. As the awful form stretched forward, I could see that its entire attention seemed to be focused upon the United States, overlooking Canada at least for the time being. As I saw the horrible black cloud in the form of a skeleton bending toward America, bending from the waist over, reaching down toward Chicago and out toward both coasts, I knew its one interest was to destroy the multitudes. As I watched in horror, the great black cloud stopped just above the Great Lakes region and turned its face toward New York City. Then out of the horrible, great gaping mouth began to appear wisps of white vapor which looked like smoke, as a cigarette smoker would blow puffs of smoke from his mouth. These whitish vapors were being blown toward New York City. The smoke began to spread until it had covered all the eastern part of the United States. Then the skeleton turned to the west and out of the horrible mouth and nostrils came another great puff of white smoke. This time it was blown in the direction of the west coast. In a few moments' time the entire West Coast and Los Angeles area were covered with its vapors. Then toward the center came a third great puff. As I watched, St. Louis and Kansas City were enveloped in its white vapors. Then on they came toward New Orleans. Then on they swept until they reached the Statue of Liberty where she stood staggering drunkenly in the blue waters of the gulf. As the white vapors began to spread around the head of the statue, she took in but one gasping breath and then began to cough as though to rid her lungs of the horrible vapors she had inhaled. One could readily discern by the coughing that those white vapors had seared her lungs. ...As I watched, the coughing grew worse. It sounded like a person about to cough out his lungs. The Statue of Liberty was moaning and groaning. She was in mortal agony. The pain must have been terrific, as again and again she tried to clear her lungs of those horrible white vapors. I watched her there in the gulf as she staggered, clutching her lungs and her breast with her hands. Then she fell to her knees. In a moment she gave one final cough, made a last desperate effort to rise from her knees, and then fell face forward into the waters of the gulf and lay still as death. Tears ran down my face as I realized that she was dead! Only the lapping of the waves, splashing over her body which was partly under the water and partly out of the water, broke the stillness. (Editors note: This is not saying all of the US will die but Liberty will die. The lockdown and failure of supplies that will surely follow these plagues will take away Liberty. The US will recover as the DS falls.) "A fire devoureth before them, and behind them a flame burneth; the land is as the Garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness, yea, and nothing shall escape them". (Joel 2:3) Suddenly the silence was shattered by the screaming of sirens. The sirens seemed to scream, "RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!" Never before had I heard such shrill, screaming sirens. They seemed to be everywhere--to the north, the south, the east, and the west. There seemed to be multitudes of sirens; and as I looked, I saw people everywhere running, but it seemed none of them ran more than a few paces, and then they fell. And even as I had seen the Statue of Liberty struggling to regain her poise and balance and finally falling for the last time to die on her face, I now saw millions of people falling in the streets, on the sidewalks, struggling. I heard their screams for mercy and help. I heard their horrible coughing as though their lungs had been seared with fire. I heard the moanings and groanings of the doomed and the dying. As I watched, a few finally reached shelters, but only a few ever got to the shelters. Above the moaning and the groaning of the dying multitudes, I heard these words: "A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth, for the Lord hath a controversy with the nations. He will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the Lord. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth, and the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth. They shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground". (Jeremiah 25:31-33) ...Then to my ears came another sound--a sound of distant singing. It was the sweetest music I had ever heard. There was joyful shouting and sounds of happy laughter. Immediately I knew it was the rejoicing of the saints of God. I looked, and there, high in the heavens, above the smoke and poisonous gases, above the noise of the battle, I saw a huge mountain. It seemed to be of solid rock, and I knew at once that this was the Mountain of the Lord. The sounds of music and rejoicing were coming from a cleft high up in the side of the rock mountain. It was the saints of God who were doing the rejoicing. It was God's own people who were singing and dancing and shouting with joy, safe from all the harm which had come upon the earth, for they were hidden away in the cleft of the rock. There in the cleft they were shut in, protected by a great, giant hand which reached out of the heavens and which was none other than the hand of God, shutting them in until the storm be overpassed. Missy also found this: The Next Plague Will Be Worse Glynda Lomax - 10/2/20 (Missy's notes in green) (David's Notes in Red)   I was thinking this week about how winter is coming, Covid-19 is still hanging around and that I saw another plague coming before Covid-19 is gone. And this next one is more deadly and kills faster. It keeps coming back to me, so I need to make clear what I keep seeing. This is not a “Thus saith the Lord,” this is a “I saw this and believe it is coming.” The next plague will be released by someone, it looks like, in mild weather or in an area where there is mild weather at the time. In the Spirit, I hear a hissing, like the sound an aerosol can makes, and I wondered if the virus is in a container that the person opens and just sets it down somewhere. (Missy: From what she describes it makes me think of it being sprayed from planes. This may be what Eve saw in her dream with the poisonous snakes/deadly snow falling.) This new plague will kill very quickly. I keep hearing three days. And you will SEE it on people. Some kind of sores on their upper bodies – they look an inch or so across to me, and there are lots of them. I can't see their lower bodies, I think they're wearing pants. It makes them very ill and they don't last long. This one is 100 percent released by man and done on purpose. And it has to do with blaming someone. Something about releasing it has to do with wanting to cause blame. … (The DS is releasing this but they will surely blame Trump because conservatives and forsaking the Vaccines.) Because this virus will be released on purpose and to cause blame, ... there will be no warning whatsoever when the mystery illness starts killing people. (Marburg, Aids, and Ebola will spread from the vaccinated as we have seen. But Smallpox can spread from planes.) It will spread very fast from those people. May God have mercy on His own.  Seeing this plague in the spirit again made me think of the following verse. I'm not saying this plague is a judgment –He did not say that, only that it brought this verse to mind. Take Refuge from the Coming Judgment. Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past. (As in A.A. Allens saints in the cleft of the rock) Missy sent this on 11/16/21 and said, "This may be the new plague released that Glynda Lomax saw since there were sores on people. The article says that there's a concern that it could be released as as bioweapon. The vaccine for it is very harmful and would not be good to vaccinate people except in extreme cases." According to the Mayo Clinic: Smallpox is a contagious, disfiguring and often deadly disease that has affected humans for thousands of years. Naturally occurring smallpox was wiped out worldwide by 1980 — the result of an unprecedented global immunization campaign. Samples of smallpox virus have been kept for research purposes. And advances in synthetic biology have made it possible to create smallpox from published amino acid sequences. This has led to concerns that smallpox could someday be used as a biological warfare agent. No cure or treatment for smallpox exists. A vaccine can prevent smallpox, but the risk of the vaccine's side effects is too high to justify routine vaccination for people at low risk of exposure to the smallpox virus. The first symptoms of smallpox usually appear 10 to 14 days after you're infected. During the incubation period of seven to 17 days, you look and feel healthy and can't infect others. Following the incubation period, a sudden onset of flu-like signs and symptoms occurs. A few days later, flat, red spots appear first on your face, hands and forearms, and later on your trunk. Within a day or two, many of these lesions turn into small blisters filled with clear fluid, which then turns into pus. Scabs begin to form eight to nine days later and eventually fall off, leaving deep, pitted scars. Lesions also develop in the mucous membranes of your nose and mouth and quickly turn into sores that break open.   My Email to the President in 2020 David Eells Prepare for a second Plague not like the first.  I told you that Covid 19 did not fulfill all that the Lord told us three years ago that He would do with the plague to bring down the factions and apostates and that I expected more plague. Then we received this: On Jul 6, 2020, William Steenland had this dream: In this dream the Lord allowed me to follow these satanists into a very rich high rise private apartment condo in NY.  I knew that they had infiltrated the CDC and WHO and were executing a plan for their satanic New World Order. The dream changed and I was still in the same condo at a small medical facility where people were dropping like flies from some unknown pathogen or contagion. There were three women and two men who were so sick they were unable to function. I tried to grab the one woman closest to me while she was falling. In the dream I knew the elite were experimenting with the next Plandemic. I said ma'am ma'am what's wrong get up ? Again and again, but she was dead.  I went over to the nurse who was in a back room. I could tell she knew something and was divided about it. She was very sad and on her knees. I knew it was partially because she was totally helpless to assist or medicate the sick that were there. I picked her up off the ground and somewhat screamed at her ”what is happening to these people?” She told me “don't ask me that question” as she cried in fear and sadness. I yelled again for her to tell me everything you know,  what's happening to these people?! She again told me not to ask that question. She knew they were victims of a trial run for the next pandemic. In the dream I just knew it. That's is the info that kept coming to me in the dream, next plandemic and trial run experiment.    The Next Scamdemic to be Rolled Out is Marburg Virus Sent to UBM by Frances McKenzie - 10/12/21     The next scamdemic to be rolled out is Marburg. The adverse reactions to the current v@x will be blamed on a deadly outbreak of Marburg. Special jab and test are ready to be deployed. End game is depopulation. https://t.me/songsofascent/9444 Please see previous posts starting here https://t.me/songsofascent/9121     Marburg Virus Disease | CDC Marburg virus disease (MVD) is a rare but severe hemorrhagic fever which affects both people and non-human primates. MVD is caused by the Marburg virus, a genetically unique zoonotic (or, animal-borne) RNA virus of the filovirus family. The six species of Ebola virus are the only other known members of the filovirus family. Marburg virus was first recognized in 1967, when outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever occurred simultaneously in laboratories in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany and in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia). Thirty-one people became ill, initially laboratory workers followed by several medical personnel and family members who had cared for them. Seven deaths were reported. The first people infected had been exposed to Ugandan imported African green monkeys or their tissues while conducting research. One additional case was diagnosed retrospectively. The reservoir host of Marburg virus is the African fruit bat, Rousettus aegyptiacus. Fruit bats infected with Marburg virus do not show obvious signs of illness. Primates (including people) can become infected with Marburg virus, and may develop serious disease with high mortality. Further study is needed to determine if other species may also host the virus.  Marburg (Marburg Virus Disease) | CDC Urgent message from university hospital manager and academic Kieran Morrissey. VIDEO (freedommedia Published September 30, 2021)     COVID FADES AS HEMORRHAGIC FEVER RISES?: BEWARE covid-fades-haemorrhagic-fever-rises-beware Beware of narrow thinking. You have suffered 18 months of fake pandemic & been assaulted from every direction. Covid is being more widely exposed as fake, & there is growing awareness that the vaccines are indeed a weapon of mass destruction. As this article warns, the globalists have had the next plan in place for years & the weakened Vax population will be truly on track to follow the Great Reset, to a world population reduced by 6.5 billion peiple.   A Possible Marburg-RiVax Final Solution By Kieran Morrissey - 9/22/21 While it would now appear from Mainstream Media's propaganda and the relaxation of some of the draconian restrictions on freedom, that the war on the COVID pandemic war is being won, however I believe that this is a ruse, reinforcement part of a larger PSYCOPS to complete an ongoing Eugenics agenda. Features of the COVID-19 pandemic are very worrying as follows: – COVID-19 disease has now been overwhelmingly proven to be just another treatable cold / Influenza which was medically mis-managed by denying early treatment which caused premature deaths in very elderly and people with underlying health conditions, this gave the misconception that there were excess deaths occurring and created mass hysteria. Mainstream Media coverage of a possible Wuhan Lab virus leak heightened the fear that a perceived sudden increase in deaths could have been the result of a deadly bioweapon escape and caused further panic to develop a vaccine to stop the spread of COVID, it was stated that this would take at least 10 years further raising public fears. The use of the now debunked real-time PCR test to diagnose COVID produced large numbers of positive results, dubbed “cases” without any symptoms, i.e. asymptomatic infections which are known not to exist, and this further terrorised the population. We now know that at least 97% of those positive results were false due the excessive cycle thresholds used in testing labs. Real-time PCR was developed as a research tool and is considered not suitable for diagnostic purposes. New COVID mRNA and Viral Vector gene therapy technology “vaccine” injections were hastily developed, These injections were administered in a frenzy, in a mass global unlicensed experiment, without informed consent, causing many adverse reactions including symptoms similar to haemorrhagic fever i.e. bleeding and clots, The clots and bleeding have been found to be caused by the spike proteins generated by the body in response to the injections, and this is compounded by an undisclosed ingredient, Graphene Oxide, in the injections which is also known to cause clots and bleeding. The first and second doses of the COVID injections have now weakened the overall health of the population as can be seen by the current situation in hospitals which are well above capacity during the summer months with patients suffering adverse reactions from the injections, many patients have symptoms similar to haemorrhagic fever. The planned COVID booster injections claimed to be necessary due to waning immunity of the initial vaccinations, plus proposed injection of children, will undoubtedly cause more severe haemorrhagic fever like symptoms and also be more widespread. During my research into the false claims of excess deaths caused by COVID-19 and the pseudo-sciences which support it, I have stumbled over some very worrying developments which I will summarize due to the urgency I feel to highlight them to the public as follows: – Bill Gates GAVI published an article on 22-Apr-2021 titled “The next pandemic: Marburg?”. There have been numerous Mainstream Media articles highlighting an upcoming threat, Marburg, and referencing the WHO in recent months. Marburg Virus is a relatively rare haemorrhagic fever which was first described in 1967, there have only been a total of 376 related deaths, and only 16 deaths since 2005. Primerdesign developed a one-step Real-Time PCR test genesig® in 2018 for Marburg haemorrhagic fever. Why would they develop a test in 2018 for an illness which has not had a major outbreak since 2005? Soligenix, are currently rushing to trial a ricin-rich vaccine RiVax® for Marburg haemorrhagic fever. RiVax has Fast Track designation for the prevention of ricin intoxication by the US FDA. Approval of ricin toxin vaccine will utilize the FDA Animal Rule to eliminate the phase 1, 2 & 3 trials. Why such a rush now, to trial a vaccine for which there has only been a total of 376 deaths since 1967 and only 16 deaths since 2005? The main component of the Rivax vaccine is Ricin, this is a lectin and a highly potent toxin produced in the seeds of the castor oil plant. Soligenix shareholders include BlackRrock Fund Advisors, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, etc. Ricin is a lectin and a highly potent toxin produced in the seeds of the castor oil plant. Ricin is very toxic if inhaled, injected, or ingested. It acts as a toxin by inhibiting protein synthesis. It prevents cells from assembling various amino acids into proteins according to the messages it receives from messenger RNA in a process conducted by the cell's ribosome (the protein-making machinery) – that is, the most basic level of cell metabolism, essential to all living cells and thus to life itself. A paper titled Asymptomatic Infection of Marburg Virus was published by the NIH in January 2021. The fabrication of the COVID-19 pandemic and its apparent failure leads me to believe that there is a second phase or final solution at hand to catch the public while they are off-guard. Haemorrhagic fever symptoms can be easily increased and made more visible by forcing COVID booster injections on vulnerable, COVID injection injured patients, who are now prisoners in hospitals and nursing homes, plus injecting children. The haemorrhagic fever symptoms would appear as a huge Marburg pandemic and could be confirmed by the new Marburg PCR test causing mass hysteria like the world has never seen. RiVax could be quickly deployed using the existing COVID injection infrastructure and the public would be easily convinced to take it using PSYCOPS on Mainstream Media. The toxic ricin in the RiVax would kill billions of people very quickly and effectively before they realised what was happening as the deaths would be attributed to Marburg haemorrhagic fever based on the symptoms. People who refused the RiVax could be labelled as asymptomatic spreaders and placed in camps like they are doing in Australia claimed to be a COVID protection measure. If you read my previous two COVID articles you will have seen that I began this journey in early 2020 as a vaccine hesitant person. As a result of my recent study of Virology and Immunology in an attempt to understand the SARS‑CoV‑2 virus, my previously held beliefs in the theories being peddled by official science and medicine has been completely upended. I now understand that Louis Pasteur fabricated his Germ Theory of Disease in the 1850's stating that invisible microorganisms known as pathogens or “germs” lead to disease. Pasteur's ideas on Viruses were concocted upon similar theories going back to Ancient Greece and Rome, more like a developing religion or cult rather than real scientific discovery. I now believe that the theory developed by Antoine Bechamp (Pasteur bitter rival) Terrain Theory which states that microorganisms (germs) feed upon the poisonous material which they find in the sick organism and prepare it for excretion, much more similar to the natural immune response which we know to be true. However, Terrain Theory has been actively blocked due to a bias for the Germ Theory by Big Pharma due to its immense profitability. The practice of Variolation dated back to the 16th century in China and is the precursor of the first Vaccine invented for smallpox in 1796 by English physician Edward Jenner. I have discovered that the widespread use of vaccines has killed far more people than they have saved. A bookkeeper, John D. Rockefeller who made his fortune in the oil business was the first philanthropist and his foundations pioneered developments in medical research. The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research founded in 1901, was in the forefront of research in virology and principal investigator Louis O. Kunkel had researched the biology and pathology of the mosaic virus diseases.  Beginning in 1930, the Rockefeller Foundation provided financial support to the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Anthropology, Human Heredity, and Eugenics, which later inspired and conducted eugenics experiments in the Third Reich. The Rockefeller empire in tandem with Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), owns over half of the pharmaceutical interests in the United States today. No alternative approach to the Germ Theory in virology, immunology or medicine including the increasing use of vaccines, has been possible due to the indoctrination of the sciences by the most powerful and wealthy industry in the world. Banking and Big Pharma who now control Mainstream Media and all medical and scientific institutions. Please do your own research, quickly, use your critical thinking and let us unite to stop this madness. I believe the Marburg-RiVax final solution could be deployed suddenly while we are relaxing after the worst of COVID and distracted by the now daily revelations on Mainstream Media regarding the Government fraud and public health mismanagement which created the COVID emergency. Watch Kieran Morrissey's full uncensored interview from the Right Now. Stream the full episode now on Ickonic.com   Marburg, Aids and Ebola in the V@X Finish naturopathic Doctor Ariyana Love says there's new research out of Spain supporting the idea that at least some batches of the coronavirus vaccine have graphene oxide in them. She tells Stew Peters that graphene oxide is included as a way to deliver nanotechnology into the blood of the vaccinated, as well as components of Ebola and the Marburg virus. Michelle Malkin has been one of the real warriors on the right over the past few years. She has a new article out: “What Every Parent Must Know About Pfizer.” She says Pfizer has a history of killing kids using the Marburg virus in vac/cines and she joins Stew to discuss the crimes the drug company got away with 25 years ago in Nigeria and is trying to get away with today.      Dr. Judy Mikovits: Antidote for Vaccine Toxin and Warns Against Dangerous Fake One Before its news - Wednesday, November 17, 2021 In this stunning interview, Dr Judy Mikovits joins Ann Vandersteel, who asks her whether COVID-19 is a real virus. Dr Judy, who worked at Fort Detrick and who worked for years with Anthony Fauci at NIH replies, “No, COVID-19, the disease is not caused by SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus. “SARS-CoV-2 is not a real human virus, it's a monkey virus grown in the vero monkey cell line, always has been, just as SARS was created in that cell line and the variants are in that cell line. “So the disease, COVID never satisfied any of Koch's Postulates or the Hill's Criteria for a causative agent of a disease, because in order for the virus, SARS-CoV-2 to have caused COVID, everybody with evidence of infection has to have disease. “And what we know is, essentially, nobody with evidence of infection by that fraudulent PCR test – that is not testing for SARS-C0V-2 – and PCR does not test for an infectious virus. “Nobody's sick. This has a 99.7% survival rate, so there's no such thing as an ‘asymptomatic carrier' of a disease-causing virus. A virus either makes you sick or it doesn't. “And what we know is this disease called COVID was caused by contaminated flu shots – which are all contaminated with coronaviruses – and they are, every year and that those viruses recombine – the test was testing for the influenza, so this, at 4,000 people a day, in January of 2021 were dying of influenza and the CDC was labeling it, calling it “COVID”. “We know that 5G and the measures; the remdesevir, so that which is killing people by shutting down their kidneys. Everything that's been done: the masks, the shots, the isolation have caused the death and the destruction worldwide, not SARS-CoV-2.” Ann says, “So, essentially, COVID-19 is a marketing hype name to promote fear and get people running to the doctors to get these PCR tests, which are, of course, completely falsely-calibrated and they're not measuring COVID-19. So, has COVID-19 ever been isolated in a lab, then?” Dr Judy replies, “SARS-CoV-2 has been isolated from vero monkey kidney cells – in a lab, grown in –” Ann interrupts, “But not in people.” “Not from people-to-people,” Dr Judy says, “Not from a person with disease and sending it to another…It's a lab virus. All the variants are, they're sequences in a database and they always have been, since 2003 and SARS.” Ann asks, “OK, so these COVID vaccines – or what they're touting to be vaccines, these shots. I call them Clot Shots, Kill Shots. What are they, if they're not supposedly treating or preventing coronavirus?” “Well, they're synthetic, they're gene therapy, number one. They're not vaccines, they don't meet the legal or scientific definition of a vaccine, which is usually a piece of a virus or a bacteria or an ‘attenuated virus', means weakened, you took out the part that usually kills you and then you use that in a vaccine… “The simple answer is they are injecting in you a deadly synthetic virus. Synthetic virus. You are expressing the deadliest – the spike protein from HIV, the XMRV and SARS, so the three deadliest plandemics of our time. You're injecting the disease and you are shedding and spreading it, if your immune system cannot break down that synthetic lipid nanoparticle. “It's a synthetic virus. It's not a vaccine, never was, never was intended – and it's why we've been spreading the news.” Dr Judy says that the spike proteins in the flu and COVID vaccines are shed and spread and have been for years but the good news, she says is that whether you get a real virus or a synthetic virus, the treatment is the same: ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine and ozonated creams on your skin. “Keep your immune system healthy, don't ever wear a mask, because that cripples your own immune system, as you know from our book, ‘The Truth About Masks'… “The good news is, as long as people stop, right now getting any other shot, we can heal this world. Because any other shot is going to kill you and I mean a flu shot, because they have coronaviruses… “This is how they've driven this agenda for the past 30 years. They've weaponized SARS, they've weaponized Ebola – and that was 2014, when Tony Fauci released that virus on the Sierra Leone, on the Liberians, you know by way of a vaccine program. “You know, ‘We're gonna go over there and help you!' with Christian missionaries, and that's all described in our New York Times Bestseller, ‘Plague of Corruption', which came out April 14th, 2020. “I was first on the Epoch Times, April 8th, 2020, telling them all of this, showing them the Journal of Virology paper that showed hydroxychloroquine is a prophylactic treatment strategy for HIV, for SARS. And that means it's a vaccine! “Every 21 days, you got a booster shot, so the entire world could have been saved by hydroxychloroquine, just as in this book, ‘Called for Life', by Kent and Amber Brantly. He's the doctor that got infected with Ebola when Ebola was aerosolized. “And this was in the summer of 2014 and this was the cover-up by Tony Fauci of the William Thompson confession, after 15 years that MMR, giving Blacks and people of color, Hispanics, before the age of 3 had a 2-to-4 times greater risk of getting autism or severe neuro-developmental disease from that shot. “So yes, MMR in susceptible populations, three RNA viruses that'll cause autism. So what does Tony Fauci do? Oh, he released contagious Ebola on Black people, to take everybody's attention away, just like the game they played in COVID, to take everybody's attention away from the corruption… “We caught them. Not ‘we', Judy Mikovits, the Royal We: Children's Health Defense, The Highwire, the Informed Consent Action Network. Lawsuit, lawsuit, lawsuit. Proved that vaccines are not safe, have never been tested since 1989, not a single double-blind placebo controlled study, safe study has been done, as required by Federal Law, by the HHS. “That was the proof in the Fall of 2019…Was COVID started because they cloned the deadly H1N1 in 2005 – cloned – from people who died of the Spanish Flu? “It's all in here. And in our latest book, ‘Ending Plague', because we tell you the solutions are there. We tell you ozone therapy, we tell you Type 1 Interferon, we tell you Peptide T and immune modulation peptides could have stopped AIDS, could have stopped all of these diseases. “And the biggest thing our books tell you is that, ‘Never again get another injection' and you will live and we as a world will experience health.” The Public is Being Warned! Will They Try Smallpox Next or is This Another Distraction?   Vials Labeled ‘Smallpox' Found at Vaccine Research Facility in Pennsylvania The next pandemic is smallpox? - Strange Sounds     Several vials labeled “smallpox” have been found at a vaccine research facility in Pennsylvania, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. “There is no indication that anyone has been exposed to the small number of frozen vials,” the CDC said in a statement emailed to CNN. https://youtu.be/gBmckTa4pC4 “The frozen vials labeled ‘Smallpox' were incidentally discovered by a laboratory worker while cleaning out a freezer in a facility that conducts vaccine research in Pennsylvania. CDC, its Administration partners, and law enforcement are investigating the matter and the vials' contents appear intact,” the CDC added. “The laboratory worker who discovered the vials was wearing gloves and a face mask. We will provide further details as they are available.” https://youtu.be/N2qosli3I8Q Smallpox, also known as variola, was declared eradicated in 1980 by the World Health Organization after a concerted global vaccination effort. Before that, the virus, which passes easily from person to person, infected 15 million people a year and killed about 30% of them. The last known outbreak in the US was in 1947. In 2014, employees of the National Institutes of Health found six vials of smallpox in an unused storage room as they packed up a lab at the NIH's Bethesda, Maryland, campus to move it. Two of the vials contained viable virus. The CDC said at the time there was no evidence anyone had been exposed to the contents of any of the vials. https://youtu.be/mFItWdsVnPg Governments have argued about whether to keep samples of the virus or to destroy all known copies. Most routine vaccination stopped in 1972 but military personnel and some researchers are still vaccinated. The CDC recommends that people get smallpox boosters every 3-5 years to stay protected although at least one study indicated vaccinated people may have at least some immunity for life Terri McGinley found this on twitter - November 13, 2021     BOOM! THIS IS IT. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS DEFINITELY GOING TO RELEASE SMALLPOX! Up to Approximately $113 Million of Oral TPOXX® Targeted for Delivery to the U.S. Government in the Fourth Quarter   Marketscreener.com - 11/04/21   - Up to Approximately $113 Million of Oral TPOXX® Targeted for Delivery to the U.S. Government in the Fourth Quarter - - Approximately $13 Million of International Sales for the First Nine Months of 2021 - - Corporate Update Conference Call Today at 4:30 PM ET November 4, 2021, 4:05 pm ET NEW YORK -- SIGA Technologies, Inc. (SIGA) (NASDAQ: SIGA), a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company, today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021. "SIGA's financial results for the first nine months of 2021 include approximately $13 million of international sales, which represents a more than fourfold increase in comparison to the comparable period in 2020. Additionally, we continue to work with Meridian in a new foreign jurisdiction toward finalizing an order that would be similar in size to the initial orders received from Canada in 2020 and early 2021. The timing of the completion of the order has been and may continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic," said Phil Gomez, CEO of SIGA.  "Looking forward to the fourth quarter of 2021, we are coordinating with our supply chain to deliver up to approximately $113 million in total of oral TPOXX® to the U.S. government, almost 30% of which was delivered in October. This progress highlights the strong and growing revenue base of TPOXX, as well as its continuing importance in orthopox health security preparedness."     According to the article below, the DS had already done a mock simulation of a widespread Smallpox pandemic back in 2001, code named “Dark Winter" and now they are prepared to give the leftists a pass?? knowing that the right wing people don't trust them and won't receive the CV vaccines.  On 11-7-21, Q The Storm Rider Posted: [DARK WINTER] Now you understand why BILL GATES is TALKING about a Smallpox terror ATTACK → It's all PLANNED  The FINAL stages of the DEEP STATE PLAN are getting ready to hit.  Their Final Chess MOVES of more lockdowns, more Bioweapon release, a controlled COLLAPSE of food, gas, supply chain and weather WEAPONS are coming. https://operationdisclosureofficial.com/2021/11/07/kat-anonup-update-field-mcconnell-on-good-revelations-coming-qtsr-gene-decode-and-ron-giles/   DS Unleashes Small Pox? Missy Pollock - 10/23/19 I dreamed about something having to do with blankets. My thought in the dream was, "They are going to do something like they did to the American Indians." Then I woke up. (What came to me is the DS is going to do something that is going to appear to be helping people but instead it will be to kill people. The dream is just a parable, they aren't going to repeat what was done before by using blankets infected with Smallpox to kill people. [They could just unleash Smallpox through a more modern method upon people.])     The Vaccine Was Designed to Kill the Parents So They Could Have ALL THE CHILDREN! Reader Posted Dream on Operation Disclosure | By Scottish Castle Sent to UBM by Diane Steva - 11/13/21 (David's notes in red) Is this dream actually a nightmare? Sometimes a dream will tell you the truth that no one wants to know. The reader said, "In a recent dream, I was walking down a long, wide, and tall hallway. The floor, walls and ceiling were all stone. I ‘knew' I was traversing the third-floor long hallway from the stairs to the huge balcony overlooking the large courtyard and the fields beyond in front of this majestic Scottish style castle. I was puzzled at first about the noises I heard coming from the balcony door that was about a hundred feet in front of me. The closer I got, the louder the noise got. As I approached the doorway and stepping onto the balcony, I finally realized it was the sound of children crying, thousands of children crying. As I stepped further onto that balcony, I was awestruck by the sheer number of children I saw. I saw children crying by the tens of thousands in the courtyard and immediate fields in front of me. Then I looked to both sides and realized this castle was surrounded by hundreds of thousands of crying children, from infants to teenagers.  I then heard a voice off my left shoulder, and HE (The Lord) said, “All their parents perished from the covid vaccine. They are all alone now.” (Not only are the DS injections causing children to lose their parents but they are also going to cause a mass die off and crippling and maiming of children. There will be great suffering for all those that survive these atrocities committed by the satanist DS who are determined to sacrifice as many as they can to their god satan in exchange for maintaining their world power and dominance.) I awoke at that point, thankfully. I laid there and re-ran the whole dream through my mind a couple of times. ... In another dream last night, I was back on that balcony and the children were still weeping and I heard that voice off my left shoulder from HIM (the Lord) and He said, “The vaccine was designed to kill the parents so they could have ALL THE CHILDREN!” (Is this why they are pushing the vaccines, to GET THE CHILDREN, ALL THE CHILDREN? You know who they are. We hear about them every day. They are the “Deep State; the Satanists.” or whatever label you choose to use for EVIL.)” (The DS satanists would definitely have access to many more children in the orphanages and the foster care system because of the mass die offs. Here is an interview that Stew Peters did with a young lady in her late 20's named Ally Carter who was introduced into this system at a very young age by her mother. It is titled, “Obama and Biden Raped Me: Powerful Elites, Celebs, Demonic Sex Abuse Ring." She is speaking out about her experiences and naming high profile names.)    Witches Using Witchcraft to Spread the Plague Isaac Payne - 10/27/21 In this dream I was in some type of brick, government building about three stories high. I was translated to the second floor of this building where there were a bunch of desks and offices that didn't have walls; they were all in an open concept style. This room also joined another room that looked like a ball room used to host events.   There were women working feverishly, answering calls at the desks, and running around delivering supplies to other desks, and collaborating with the other female workers. It was utter pandemonium on the second floor. I remember phones were ringing off the hook as everyone of them were just a bunch of busy bodies. (This reminds me of Eve's dream of the workers in the kingdom working feverishly on the second floor of the "kingdom warehouse" to round up all the dogs. Isaac's dream here is showing us the flip side of that dream. The enemies of God are also working feverishly to fight against God's kingdom and His elect.) As I continued to observe, I started seeing a few of these women workers slithering like snakes from one end of the room to the other. They slithered extremely fast and in straight lines using neither their hands nor feet. What they used to propel themselves while slithering was their long, black tongues. They would lick the floor as they slithered. (The only power they have is their witchcraft words and prayers.) At this point in time they could not see me as I was invisible to them. As I observed, I began to understand why everyone was working so feverishly in a group effort. They were in distress because the plague they previously released on the world did not take affect as they had hoped, and they were trying to conjure up the strength of this plague back to its original form. However, there was nothing they could do to bring back to life their original plan of mass destruction. (Currently Biden's vaccine mandate is being struck down and ruled against by OSHA and the 5th and 6th district courts. In the state of Tennessee the Governor just passed a bill making the vaccine mandates illegal. This is beginning to happen in many other states too.) I then saw the witches divert to plan B. In a panic, they began to speak cursing over the public and then created a potion and poured the contents into a squirt bottle. (I remember seeing a glimpse of the periodic table and seeing the chemicals added together to create something called Thylutine or Toluene something in that regards I'm not sure. Whatever it was it did start with a T.) (This represents the worse plague that they are planning to replace CV-19.) I watched the witches spread out individually as each of them went to their own designated area. The began to spray many doorknobs in high traffic areas. The intent of these precise locations was because of the population density. The witches knew people would come into contact with the doorknobs and spread this conjured plague. (It has been proven that they have created the vaccines to be able to penetrate the eyes, nasal membranes and even penetrate the skin through aerosolized particles.) As I watched the contents come into contact with the doorknobs it began to instantly rust and corrode the door handles and doorknobs. Afterwards, I watched as black mold began to grow on the surfaces of everything the plague touched. The scene changed and I was back on the second floor of the building and the joy of the Lord instantaneously fell upon me in the midst of these atrocities. I began to praise, speak in tongues, and jump up and down thanking God for the day he had made and the provisions he has given. (This is how God defeated the enemies of Jehoshaphat. He told them to send the praisers out ahead of the army and then God defeated the enemies of Israel for them through the praises of His people. 2Ch 20:14-25) This time the witches could see me as they were still slithering on the floor with their black tongues. I walked up to them with great boldness and started praising God in front of them.  I was saying, “This is the day the Lord has made! He is God and God alone!” I shouted many other praises in front of the witches. They instantly stopped their slithering and looked at me with total confusion.  One of the witches stood before me in shock. She had black purplish hair, pale skin and was wearing a long black dress, and a black pointed witch's hat. At this point, all their evil, feverish work halted. The entire floor of witches stood confounded and halted in their progress they had made spreading this potion or plague. (There is an angel named Jeruel who stands above me in the balcony at my house and he too goes out and fights for UBM with our praises.) I walked up to the head witch and began to praise God in front of her. She couldn't slither anymore because she was confused and her attention was on me. She had blonde hair that seemed dyed, pale skin, pale blue eyes, a long black tongue, and wearing all black garments. She seemed to be younger; in her late 20's.  I looked at her and said, “Blessed be the God of all the universe! The earth is his footstool!” I was shouting and clapping; jumping up and down and smiling as His peace was upon me surpassing all understanding. She began to yell and argue with me saying, “Your God is not more powerful than mine! No, he's not!” She was incoherently babbling the same things over and over.  I looked right at her and said, “My God created your god and at no point did He intend to share his power with your god! My God is Sovereign, and the beginning and the end has already been fulfilled! Your god has already been judged!” Then I said one last thing to her, “You will submit to Jesus!” She couldn't even function for disbelief, confusion, and amazement. (Their god is satan and he has already been defeated.) The second floor of witches could not pick up where they left off conjuring their evil plague because I was praising God uncontrollably! The praising of God also fixed all the doorknobs that were saturated with this potion and all door knobs became as brand new. Praising God halted all their wicked plans! Then I woke up. (Let's remember the power that is in our praises! The demons hate true praise that glorifies God. It will put them to flight every time!)   Be Anxious for Nothing Angelica Garza - 10/29/21 I felt to share what the Lord was saying to me when I was finishing up on a Word study on anxiety, He said, …Don't allow Satan to get you to be anxious. He wants to draw you in different directions, so that your heart, mind, will, and emotions are divided from God. Satan does not want you to give your full attention to our relationship, and your purpose. The time is short, and he will use your emotions to prevent you from bearing fruit, and from having faith and believing the truth of my word. If you're looking  at your emotions, (moved by them) you are walking by sight, and you will be blind. You will be unable to have peace, and unable to enter into my rest. You will always be double-minded, and unable to receive from me. This will ultimately cause you to be drawn away from me, alienated from my life, and be counted as an unbeliever. It is of the utmost importance that you be continually in prayer. Asking me for all that I said I would provide for you. For I care for you. I desire to have communion with you, to interface, to connect with you my daughter. I desire to hear your heart, and answer your requests. There is no shame in asking me for everything. I am the provider and sustainer of all life, and of my children. I desire that you show me thankfulness, for my great love for you. Praise me, worship me, I am your sustainer, I AM Supreme! Humble yourself as my creation. The creation cannot sustain itself. Cry out to me, and I will give you the life that you desire in me. Without me, all things are meaningless, and without purpose. I AM your life; I AM your breath. When you do this, your life will have meaning again. It will be whole and undivided.  Your mind will be sound, and you will not fear! You will be fully assured when you wake, when you sleep, when you go out, when you come in. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. No curse can come upon you. You will have perfect peace, when your mind is solely stayed on me. You will be confident in the knowledge of your salvation, and in the giftings I have given you. You will be content in all things, you will want for nothing, your will be filled by my spirit continually! You will be fully assured that I have called you, and of where you are, and of who you are. You will find your place in the body, and as my daughter (my son). You will prosper in all that you do, so long as you are looking to me to sustain you, to keep you.  The peace that you so desire, surpasses, and is above everything you can see with your eyes, and what you can feel with your senses and emotions. It is real, it is tangible (to the spirit man), it surrounds the one who trusts me beyond their own ability to comprehend what I have planned. I said, “lean not on your own understanding” because it is weak, and limited. I gave you your mental capacity, and designed it. Should not the creation submit to its designer, it creator? My grace is sufficient for you. Your weakness, is my Glory. I am glorified in your weakness. If you had no weakness, you would not need me. How soon am I forgotten by my children when they have strength. Glory in your weaknesses, for in it, my power is shown to all! Guard your heart. Guard your thoughts, mind, submit your will, and emotions to me. No don't exchange my truth for lies. Satan wants to invade your mind, and destroy the fruit that my Son paid for you to have. Is it not precious? Is not my nature longed for and most beloved? Does it not bring peace? Does it not bring joy? There is none like me! Should it not be guarded with truth, and faith? Fight the good fight of faith, and lay hold of life eternal. War against the enemy, and do not submit your mind, will and emotions to him, or he will become your master. If you believe me at my word, then you will receive my peace, you will not be distracted with the things that I said I would do for you, if you let me. In my Son, is peace. He is the Prince of Peace, my beloved Son. Stay connected to the Vine. Please prepare yourselves, friends and family for this plague. We make zero money on these books. Learn from Free God's Vaccine E-Book, How to be Protected Also you can order it in print here: httpss://www.ubm1.org/?page=ubmbooks Listen to the Audio Teachings “God's Vaccine” Parts 1-6:

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The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
HOW THE GOP SAVED AMERICA

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 58:20


In this special episode, Dinesh focuses on the big mess in which the Republican Party finds itself, amidst its moment of unparalleled opportunity.  Dinesh reviews the glorious history of the Republican Party, focusing on three of its great leaders: Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan.  Trump, Dinesh argues, shows the GOP the way forward, and yet to be an enduring majority party the Republicans need to broaden its base to include rural and suburban voters, working class Hispanics and soccer moms, entrepreneurs and social and religious conservatives. Dinesh candidly discusses why the current Republican Party is so timid and weak, and he shows how, in this time of national crisis, it can become what it once was, a party that successfully represented and fought for what is best about America. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Kim Monson Show
Somnambulant, No More

The Kim Monson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 57:19


Frequent guest and co-founder of Liberty Toastmasters Brad Beck is in the studio to comment on his recent op-ed, Somnambulant, No More.  Somnambulant is French for sleep walking as in someone is awake but not aware of their surroundings.  Kim and Brad analyze the differences between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson.  We live in a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy.  Involvement in local government is extremely important.  We must make the federal government smaller and have policies decided at the local level where the people are most impacted. Ben Murrey, Director of Fiscal Policy at the Independence Institute, joins Kim to discuss his article, Murrey: Governor Polis crippled small business, now offers crutches.  The Institute, under the guidance of Paul Prentice, published a report regarding the disruption from government policies during the COVID-19/Wuhan-China virus reaction disruption in the state of Colorado.  Some of the findings include:  Colorado definitively suffered economically due to the lockdowns in comparison to less restrictive states; small businesses declined by 43% from Pre-COVID-19/Wuhan-China virus levels to now; the leisure and hospitality industry was hit the hardest economically, and as a result the largest minority group, Hispanics, suffered the most financially and; the Fortune 500/box stores saw a 61.4% increase in profits while the mom and pop stores were deemed “unessential” and closed.  Polis, through policies, created the destruction of small businesses and now has a token offering by giving a waiver, in his proposed state budget for fiscal year 2022-23, on fees for those starting a new business. Marlin Kirsch, owner of Kirsch Insurance Group, explains the importance of reviewing your Medicare plan for 2022.  Anyone over 65 years of age who is part of this program, has until December 7th to make changes to coverage for 2022.  Kirsch Insurance Group works with most insurance carriers in Colorado and has proprietary software to analyze what policy works best for your individual prescriptions and needs. Kim and Brad continue their conversation regarding people who are waking up to the damages being done to our schools and our communities by leftist, activist policies.  Parents were extremely engaged in this last election. Policies implemented during the COVID-19/Wuhan-China virus were destructive to their children.  When parents advocated for their children, they were shut down by arrogant school board members, which increased tensions.  Education cannot be handed to the radical left.  Instead, parents must insist on their students' learning fundamentals like reading, writing and math along with civil knowledge.  It is taxpayers' money being spent and school board directors must be held accountable.  Much of the “new” money that flowed in due to COVID-19 policies was spent on programs that were ineffective or administration costs, not to aid in the success of the students.  Masks and vaccinations are other divisive issues, with most parents believing that it is a choice that must be made by parents and families, not school boards.  We definitely do not want to be like Austria where lockdowns have been imposed on all unvaccinated people.  It is very concerning that we should “show papers,” similar to Germany in the late 1930's, to go places.  We must all be active in our communities, including joining service organizations, presenting on a topic to students that we are knowledgeable about, attending board meetings, or becoming a member of a local board.  We must be

Other Voices
Merton Simpson says America must come to grips with the legacy of racism

Other Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 36:57


Merton D. Simpson has always had a sense of his African ancestry and his Blackness.He was born in Charleston, South Carolina and raised in Brooklyn so he says he's always known the deep divisions in the United States.“My mother has just turned 89 years old and she's a master teacher,” says Simpson in this week's podcast.As a first-born son, he has his father's name. “My father was one of the foremost African art dealers in the world. He also was at the vanguard of the expressionist art movement with Picasso and Romare Bearden,” says Simpson. His father was an artist himself and also a jazz musician.Simpson is an Albany County legislator, representing Arbor Hill, Sheridan Hollow, Washington Park, and West Hill.He came to Albany in 1978 “for a job” — as a senior minority group personnel specialist for Civil Service.“My job was to get employment in New York State government for Blacks and Hispanics who had been traditionally neglected by Civil Service,” said Simpson. As a lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit, Simpson v. New York State Department of Civil Service, Simpson won a long legal battle, securing a $45 million settlement for more than 4,000 Black and Hispanic state workers and job applicants who claimed a Civil Service test was biased.The litigation stretched from 1997 to 2010. “It was a long but historic and necessary fight ….,” said Simpson. “People were promoted on the basis of a test that didn't legitimately test their knowledge, skills, and abilities and also was tremendously discriminatory.”He also said, “Had I not stopped that test, it would have been used in every state in the country.”While a friend continually encourages Simpson to run for Congress, he said, “I can do more in the Albany County Legislature in real terms than I could in Washington because of the tremendous gridlock.”He recently spoke passionately at a legislative committee meeting on expanding the county's version of the CROWN Act and elaborated on that with The Enterprise. (See related editorial.) CROWN stands for Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural hair.“When it comes to the CROWN Act, what we see is another manifestation of the denial of the legacy of racism in America,” said Simpson. The committee was discussing adding headcoverings to the list of protected hairstyles, which Simpson described as “a longstanding feature of Black people in America and that's a cultural transition from our history in Africa.”He went on, “We actually have present situations here in Albany County where people have been denied employment rights or been treated in an inappropriate way because of their hair preferences, which has nothing to do with their ability to do their job.”He recognized there could be jobs where certain hairstyles would present a hazard but said, “When it comes to a question of: well, you just think it's nice to have short hair, then that's a problem.”Traditional black hairstyles can help some people do their jobs better, says Simpson, stating that the New York City Police Department for many years has not had restrictions on how Black officers wear their hair.“In many communities, to see people who have sort of indigenous hairstyles endear them to the community,” said Simpson.He's an advocate of community policing done by people who are part of the community “because there's a knowledge, understanding, and a commitment to that community.” See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

CFR On the Record
Higher Education Webinar: The Role of Hispanic-Serving Institutions

CFR On the Record

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021


Antonio Flores, president and chief executive officer of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), leads a conversation on the role of Hispanic-Serving Institutions in higher education. FASKIANOS: Welcome to CFR's Higher Education Webinar. I'm Irina Faskianos, vice president of the National Program and Outreach here at CFR. Today's discussion is on the record, and the video and transcript will be available on our website, CFR.org/academic. As always, CFR takes no institutional positions on matters of policy. We are delighted and honored to have Dr. Antonio Flores with us today to discuss the role of Hispanic Serving Institutions. Dr. Flores is president and chief executive officer of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. Established in 1986, HACU represents more than five hundred colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Europe. During his tenure as president of HACU, the association has nearly tripled its membership and budget, expanded its programs, and improved legislation for Hispanic Serving Institutions, and increased federal and private funding for HSIs. He previously served as director of programs and services for the Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority, and the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority. And, needless to say, he's taught at public and private institutions, conducted research and policy studies on higher education issues. And so it really is wonderful to have him with us today to talk about HACU, how HACU is committed to the role of Hispanic Serving Institutions, and to serving underrepresented populations. Obviously, we are very much looking to develop talent for the next generation of foreign policy leaders, and really look forward to this conversation. So, Antonio, thank you for being with us. It would be great if you could talk about the Hispanic Serving Institutions, their role in higher education, and your strategic vision for HACU broadly. FLORES: Thank you, Irina, for those very flattering remarks and introduction. And of course, we're delighted to be part of the series here today and talk a little bit about what HSIs are doing and how they can do more of the great work they've been doing for the nation, and HACU's role as well in promoting them. And suffice to say that Hispanic Serving Institutions have become the backbone of not only Hispanic higher education, but also the American labor force. Because there are more—there are more than 560 now HSIs across the nation, enroll the vast majority, more than 5.2 million of them, of underserved students who historically have not been adequately served in higher education, including Latinos. And it just happens that this population, the Hispanic population, is contributing more than half of all the new workers joining the American labor force today. And that proportion is likely to continue to increase in the years ahead. In addition, of course, they serve scores of African Americans, of Asian Americans, Native Americans, and all Americans. So they are really a microcosm of American diversity. And for that very reason, going forward as these populations continue to increase demographically, their representation in the labor force will only continue to develop. The latest Census Bureau report for 2010 to 2020 indicates that more than 51 percent of all the population growth in the nation is attributed to Hispanics. So there we have it. It's just the reality of the facts. And therefore, HSIs are now the backbone of America's labor force, because ultimately the demands of the global economy are such that we need to step up to the plate and really educate at a much higher level, and train at a much higher level those underserved populations, particular Hispanics, so that we can remain competitive in that global economy. And that includes the preparation of top-notch leaders for foreign service careers. And so if we were to summarize how we view HSIs with respect to America's challenges today, and opportunities in the future, I would say that there are three dimensions that define HSIs vis a vis the United States of America and its future in the world. Number one is diversity. And I already alluded to some of that. But diversity is not just with respect to the fact that they have the most diverse student population on their campuses. But it's also the diversity across types of institutions because we have community colleges, we have regional universities, and we have research-intensive, or R1 institutions. So we have within campuses tremendous diversity, and we have across campuses nationwide institutionally diversity as well. And so that's the name of the game. And that's the name of the game for America, is diversity. And it's the name of the game for the world. It's a very diverse world out there. And so the more attuned those top-notch leaders that were looking to educate in our institutions are with respect to their diversity, the more not only knowledgeable and experienced and sensitive to that diverse reality of the world and of America, the much better leaders they are going to be. And so diversity, again, is that one unavoidable element of our world and of our country. The second, I think, very important element or dimension of HSIs is the dynamism. They are very dynamic institutions that are really doing a magnificent job with fewer resources than the rest of the field. They don't have the big pockets or big endowments. They don't have the applications they need from the federal government they should get. And yet, they excel at educating those who come to their campuses. Just to give you an idea, Opportunity Insights is a name of an organization that does socioeconomic analysis of graduates from students from colleges across the country. And particularly they focus on how institutions educate and position in careers those who come from the lowest quintile of entering freshmen to college. And they believe that those who graduate, they graduate and see what proportion of those who came in the lowest quintile move to the top quintile in terms of earnings. And in the last report I saw, nine of the ten top institutions in that regard were Hispanic Serving Institutions. Nine of the top ten. It's not the Ivy League institutions, for sure. It is those institutions that I mentioned that are part of our group of HSIs. And in fact, the number one is Cal State LA in that report that I saw. And so, again, because they are very dynamic, creative, innovative, and resourceful with respect to using what little they have to optimize the educational outcomes of those who come to their campuses. And not just educational outcomes, but career outcomes. Once they are in the workforce, their earnings are higher than those of others from the same lowest quintile when they enter college. So dynamism is the second major component. And I would say deliverance. Deliverance for underserved populations is another important quality that HSIs represent, because they are ultimately serving—for the most part, the majority of their students are first-generation college students, many of them from immigrant families who are unfamiliar with the educational system and with the intricacies of going through a college education, because they themselves never had that opportunity to pass down. So they are at a very distinct socioeconomic disadvantage coming from those types of families who are also low income, because to be an HSI not only does an institution have to have more than 25 percent of its enrollment being Hispanic, but also they have to show that the majority of their students are Pell Grant eligible—in other words, needy, low-income students. And the other criterion is that they have to spend on average per student less than the average of their peer institutions. So they are efficient, very cost-effective, and they serve the neediest of our society. So there you have it. Diversity, dynamism, and deliverance for the most needed in our society. That's what HSIs are all about. And so they really are in need of much greater support from the federal government, the state governments, and from the corporate community and the philanthropic community. And our association advocates for that to be the case, with some success but not enough. We have been able to increase the appropriations for them from Congress over the years, but they are way behind other cohorts of minority-serving institutions that get much more money per student than HSIs do, despite the fact that they—for instance, they not only educate 67 percent of all the 3.8 million Hispanics in college today; they also educate three times as many African Americans as all the HBCUs combined. Let me repeat that: More than three times as many African Americans go to HSIs as they go to HBCUs, OK? And more than 42 percent of all the Asian Americans in college today attend HSIs. They also educate more than twice as many Native Americans as all the tribal colleges and universities put together. And then we have other groups of different national origins who come to our campuses. So they are extremely diverse. And so that's, in a nutshell, what HSIs are all about. And they've been growing, about thirty new HSIs per year, because demographically it's how the country's moving. There are more Hispanic young people emerging from high school and going to college than from any other group. And conversely, the non-Hispanic White student enrollment has been declining continually year after year for the last ten years. Look at the numbers. And that's not going to stop. In major states, like California and Texas, for example, the two largest in the nation, more than 50 percent—about 52-55 percent of the K-12 enrollment is Hispanic. If you add the other minority populations, overwhelmingly these states futures are diverse and Hispanic. And so is the country. Other states are moving in the same direction, whether it's Florida, or Illinois, or New York, New Jersey. The main states in the nation are moving in those—in that direction. So that's why it's so essential for Congress, the states, corporate America, and philanthropic America to invest in these institutions much more than they have been doing, because they represent the very future of this nation. To the extent that the new generations of graduates coming out of them are equipped with the right tools to succeed as scientists, as technicians, as professionals in whatever field they choose, our country will thrive. And the opposite will happen if we don't. It's that simple. And so that's what I wanted to just briefly say as an introductory commentary on HSIs. FASKIANOS: Fantastic. Thank you very much for that. We're going to go to the group now for their questions. (Gives queuing instructions.) So I'm going to first go to Manuel Montoya, who has raised his hand. Q: Thank you very much, Irina. And, Dr. Flores, it's a real pleasure to have you on the call. I appreciate all the work that you do for HACU and for Hispanic Serving Institutions. I am with the University of New Mexico. I'm an associate professor in international management at UNM, but I also do a lot of work with my cohorts on supporting HSI—our HSI designation. We are a Hispanic Serving Institution and an R1 institution as well. All of the things you said are really important. And I had a comment and then a question. I think this question of—this idea of diversity being the name of the game is not to be underestimated. I think that the students that go through HSI-designated institutions, I think that they have the potential to reshape and recalibrate what we mean when we say we are ambassadorial in the world. And the United States needs to upgrade and change its relational dynamics, political and economic, to include diverse voices that come from the learned and lived experiences of people who traditionally come from first-generation families, first-generation students. And HSIs are equipped to do that. So my question becomes, you mentioned wanting to track some people into the foreign service exam. But what other types of experiences or opportunities do you think are best practices for students that are coming out of HSIs to participate in the larger international relations frameworks and careers that are setting the global agenda? FLORES: That's a good question, Professor Montoya. And let me share with you briefly something that I mentioned before we started the webinar to friends at CFR. And that is that HACU has a very robust national internship program that places upwards of five hundred undergraduates, and some of our graduate students, with federal agencies, including the State Department. We signed an MOU with the late Secretary Powell, who at that time was very much committed to increasing the number of Latinos in the Foreign Service, and other underrepresented populations. And that remains in place, although not with the numbers that we would like to see. And yet, there are other agencies that also have a foreign or abroad projection, like Department of Agriculture, for example. And others that have offices across the world. And so we are very much into helping them find the right talent they need, and getting them also as interns experience those agencies, and putting them on the right track to become full-fledged employees once they graduate. So that's one of the things that we've been doing. We need to do much more of that. I accept that the number is, as impressive as they may sound, are very minute when it comes to the populations that we're talking about. And our own association has made it a priority to expand its international reach. And we have, depending on the year, anywhere from forty to fifty universities across Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain that are affiliated with us to do precisely what you suggest, which is student mobility and experience abroad. And so—and in both directions, also that they would come to be in the U.S. And so we have the beginnings, I think, of a major push to make sure that many, many more young people who—they have a kind of an almost organic connection to international affairs, in this case Latinos, because most of them come from families who immigrated or have roots in other countries, and are really very much culturally adept to international roles. So your point is well-taken. And you'll see a lot more activity from our end as an association in that regard. FASKIANOS: Thank you. I'm going to take the next question from Shoshana Chatfield. Q: Yes, hello. I wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful presentation and for really exposing me to some of the issues that I wasn't aware of previously. I am the president of the United States Naval War College. And since I've been here over the past two years, I have been actively trying to expand our recruiting effort to make our vacancies on our faculty available to members of the community. And yet, I'm not seeing any appreciable difference in the applicant pool. And I wondered if you could advise me how I might approach this differently to raise awareness about hiring to these war colleges who have not traditionally had a high representation of faculty who come from the same backgrounds that you described. FLORES: Thank you. Thank you for your very timely question, President Chatfield. Let me say that one of the first things that I would suggest is that you join our association as a college. Why would that be helpful to your effort? Because then you will connect with presidents and CEOs of five hundred-plus community colleges, regional university, and so forth, and school districts that are also affiliated with that, that are defined as Hispanic-serving school districts. So that even in high school you will have a presence through our association's outreach to them, and that you also would network with peers of diverse institutions across the country who may have robust pipelines of Ph.D. graduates and others who could fit your own aspirations, in terms of getting some of those faculty on your campus, some of those administrators, and some of those as students. Because, at the end of the day, probably—you probably want to have a much more diverse student body. And that can come from precisely that opportunity to not only interact but formally establish relationships with some of those colleges to transfer, for instance, from community colleges or from high schools that we interact with on a regular basis. So that would be one suggestion. We also have in our association a very, very nimble system called ProTalento. It's online. That is P-R-O-T-A-L-E-N-T-O, ProTalento. And that that—you can go to our website, find it. And we have on that website a very robust database of individuals who are looking for opportunities at different colleges. That are already teaching, or doing research, or both, and are looking for other opportunities. And also, we have institutions that are looking for them. And the system basically matches them. So you can go there and find a goldmine, so to speak, of talent. FASKIANOS: Thank you very much. Great question. And we have a written question, a couple written questions in the chat. This one comes from Andrea Purdy, who is an associate professor of Spanish at Colorado State University. We are anticipating reaching HSI status. And in talking to my students, a comment they have made to me is that they don't always feel welcomed all over the university. There are niches, but overall the sense of belonging is not felt. They also commented that while they are beginning to see themselves in classrooms, they don't see themselves in the faculty. What suggestions do you have for universities to make sure that the inclusivity is felt at all levels? FLORES: Well, it's similar to the previous question in some—in some regards, because ultimately the first thing you want to do as a college or university, it has to be job number one, is to create a climate—a campus climate of support and welcoming feelings for the students, that they feel not only appreciated but they feel really supported and welcome to the institution. And so the point made is how can we recruit or how can we diversify faculty and staff? Well, again, you go—you know, when you want to catch fish, you go fishing where the fish are. And the fish are in some of the HSIs, those that are already more developed institutions. And many of them are regional universities or R1s or R2s. And those could be a source of talent for institutions like Colorado State, that is lacking some of their representation. And of course, I want to insist that please visit ProTalento. And you may be surprised how much success you could have in getting people from that database to consider your institution. But of course, faculty and staff who look like the students are essential to create that culture, that campus climate of appreciation and welcoming, I would say. FASKIANOS: Thank you. Let's go next to Rosa Cervantes, who has a raised hand. And please unmute yourself and tell us your affiliation. Q: Good afternoon. Thank you for taking my questions. My name is Rosa Isela Cervantes. I'm the director of El Centro de la Raza at the University of New Mexico, and also special assistant to the president on Latino Affairs. And I really interested in what you said, Mr. Flores, about the diversity of students at HSIs, and that we serve three times the amount of—if I heard correctly—of African American students at HSIs than BCUs, is that correct? Is that— FLORES: That is correct, yes. Q: OK. And I wanted to see if you could expand a little bit about that, and also maybe think through or talk to how we can do some coalition building with folks. Because I really feel like HSIs are completely underfunded, right? You've stated it, we've heard it. But yet, they're so robust and they do so many different things for so many different students. I wonder how we might continue—and we're a member of HACU—but I wonder how we maybe think through some conversations to really get out the word about that idea, that HSIs are that robust, that HSIs do served large populations of students. And sometimes some of the most neediest students that require more money, right, for their funding. And so I just think that's very interesting. I think—I don't think a whole lot of people know about it or understand that. I had a faculty member at a different institution actually question me, because I had read that somewhere. And I think we need to talk more about it. So I'm just wondering your thoughts about coalition building and what else we can do, and how other ways that HACU needs our support to make that happen. FLORES: Thank you for your excellent question, Ms. Cervantes. And let me share with you that last week I was in Washington, D.C. most of the week and met with a number of Congress individually, including your great senator, Mr. Lujan. And guess what? There was a lot of good conversation about that point. And I have also talked with a number of African American members of Congress who didn't know that, and who actually had themselves—(background noise)—and who actually have themselves a significant number of HSIs in their districts. And they didn't know that they had all these HSIs in their districts. And so I think the word is getting out there. And, more importantly, the appreciation for the fact that these institutions really are very diverse, and not only do they educate the vast majority of Latinos and Latinas, but they also educate a larger number, as we said, of African Americans and others than the HBCUs, for example. And they didn't know that. And then—so I think that mindset might begin to change, because at the end of the day the funding and support should be focused on the students. And ultimately, if you help the neediest of students you have the more diverse population, but you have the fewest dollars per student coming from Congress. There has to be something wrong there with that equation. So there is an inequity that we are, as an association, trying to remedy. And we need all the help we can get from all—our own Latino organizations and HSIs, but also from others including the HBCUs. It's not about reducing funding for them or anything like that. They can and should be getting even more. But not—but HSIs shouldn't be treated as second-class institutions. They are not. They are the backbone, again, of America's labor force, in terms of training that labor force to be competitive in the global economy. So they have to be treated appropriately and equitably. Basically, it's about equity in terms of funding. And right now, things are not at all equitable, but we're changing that gradually. And thank you for your question. Q: Gracias. FASKIANOS: So we have a written—several written questions. So Sandra Castro, who is assistant dean of the undergraduate programs at Adelphi University says: What recommendations do you have for institutions that are striving to become HSIs in preparing for this designation? What internal changes and institutional infrastructure is necessary to truly serve the Latino student body? FLORES: I will suggest three things. One is, begin to work more closely with institutions that are already HSIs and that are doing a good job being HSIs, that are recognized for having, as they say, best practices with respect to being an HSI. And learn from them. Learn how it is that they do what they do well. And begin to then—and the second point is, educate your own leadership at your institution about how they can be much more effective and receptive to the inevitable demographic change in their student population to become an HSI, and how they can make the most of it in terms of student success, and also learning the ropes of how to get grants and funding to improve services for this population. And the third thing that I would recommend very strongly is that, you know, take a very hard look at all of your outreach and marketing materials, and revise them accordingly so that you reflect that commitment to diversity, in particular to Latino inclusion, in terms of bilingual materials and outreach to families and communities. Because many times the decision about whether to go to college or where to go to college by a student is really influenced very heavily by the family, the parents particularly, because of the tremendous pressure that many of them have in starting to work to contribute to the family income, because they come from low-income families. So working with those families and making them aware of the importance of getting a degree, a college degree, and postponing some of that lower-income—some of the minimum-wage salary that they could get as a high school graduate, and working with those families is very important. Working in their language and culture is even more important for some of them. FASKIANOS: Great. I think this is a good segue to the next question from Eric Hoffman, who got an upvote. He's the dean of the Honors College at Miami Dade College. And his question is: How can we get the Hispanic and Latinx students out of their community and expand their aspirations to colleges and universities in states and areas far from home? FLORES: Well, you know, it's an excellent question, in the sense that historically—because these are first-generation college students for the most part, whose families have not had the opportunity to educate themselves in college. And their temptation is to stay home. Especially sometimes it's worse for female students to move away from home. And my suggestion is that you, again, will work with those families as closely as you can to make them aware of the fact that moving away doesn't mean—moving away physically doesn't mean moving away from the family otherwise, that they will ultimately remain connected to the family. And now with technology it's even easier. You know, we have Facetime. We have all kinds of other ways of interacting that were not available just some years ago. And they ultimately need to consider the best options in terms of financial aid and the quality of education they're going to get, and a few of the studies that they want to pursue. Sometimes all of those things are not available locally, so you have to go where all of those are. And I think that once there is a process of education for the family in that regard, they tend to be much more flexible. We experience some of that with our own national internship program, because we place them primarily in the Washington area, but also in other places. And I personally get to intervene sometimes with some families in their language, in Spanish, to reassure them that the young woman that was going to be placed somewhere else in Washington, D.C. or elsewhere was going to be OK, and she was going to come back home after the ten-week experience, or fifteen-week internship. And, guess what? After they experienced that, their siblings—they were trailblazers for their siblings and for neighbors, and all that. Now we don't have that problem, at least with our internship program. We have thousands of applicants and, unfortunately, we can only place about five hundred a year, annually. And so it does pay off to invest in working with families closely. And again, it's a generational effect, because then younger siblings or relatives will not have that kind of issue going forward. FASKIANOS: You had mentioned that you were in D.C. last week meeting with members of Congress. And we obviously have a new secretary of education, Dr. Cardona. Have you seen a shift from the Biden administration in their approach and what they're doing from a federal level to support the HSIs? FLORES: Oh, absolutely. I mean, there is just no question about that. The shift has been dramatic. And this administration and Congress are—have shifted gears and are actually investing more than anything else in people, investing in the economy to create more jobs, investing in education to prepare the labor force much better, investing in health to protect people from not just the pandemic but from other diseases that we experience. And just in general, the infrastructure, they just passed that bill in the House, is to improve the lives of people across cities, across states, by improving their infrastructure. It is not just about roads and bridges. It is also about water systems that are decaying and are affecting the health of people. It is about the lack of access to broadband connectivity. It is all of those things that will improve the lives of people. And so there, no question. And HSIs have improved—again, not to the extent that they should be supported. But we are in a much better situation now than we were just a couple of years ago. FASKIANOS: Thank you. I'm going to take Nathan Carter's written question, and then Mike Lenaghan, I know you wrote a comment/question in the chat, but I'd love for you just to raise it and speak it, because I'm afraid I might not get it exactly correct. So Nathan Carter from Northern Virginia Community College in the Washington D.C. metro area. I am the—NOVA's chief diversity equity and inclusion officer. We are an emerging HSI. When we look at our enrollment data here in fall 2021, we see a clear decline in quote/unquote “new” Hispanic students, both male and female. We wish to discuss this growing issue and recognize what may be the current obstacles or community issues happening right now in the Hispanic community that will help us explain what we see and how we can reach out to the Hispanic community to help address what could be a growing problem across various states. So I think if you could comment on that, and how to, you know, have that discussion. FLORES: Well, thank you for that question. It's something that, of course, has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Because a lot of our colleges and universities, HSIs and others, did not have the endowments or the money to immediately make—shift gears in the direction of the technology required to move from in-person to online teaching and learning, and to train faculty and staff to manage all of those new systems. And that's on the institutional side, that there was that kind of reality of not getting all of the necessary resources to make that shift immediately and successfully. On the receiving end you have families and communities that do not always have the connectivity to broadband and the devices at home and the space at home to learn online. And so it was a one-two punch—institutional and students were hit very hard. And therefore, many of them withdrew. And apart from the fact that when it comes to the rate of infection, hospitalization and death, Latinos were worse hit than any other population, so much so that during the pandemic Latinos shrank their life expectancy by three years, compared to two years for Black and 0.68 years, so less than a year, for non-Hispanic Whites. So you do have all of those things. And ultimately, that means that the students served by these institutions come from those very families that were hardest hit in their health as well. So they couldn't go to school. They were trying to survive. And many did not. And so there was a drop in the enrollment, and particularly at community colleges, is where the—they were the hardest hit with respect to that, just like that community that is emerging as an HSI. So we are pushing very hard for that to be remedied, not just for the pandemic, but for the long term. Because I think the hybrid models of teaching and learning should—will remain in place for the long haul. And we need to make sure that those families, those communities that have been historically underserved and underfunded get that necessary technology at home to do that type of educational experience. We also need to make sure that the institutions that are suffering the most get the most help to beef up their infrastructure. And not just in terms of technology, but also in terms of expanding classrooms and also creating labs that are very expensive to create for technology of science or engineering types of degrees, which are the most in demand. And in some states, it's even—it's worse than in others because a lot of students are homeless. A lot of students are homeless. And in a state like California, where we have the largest concentration of Latinos, for example, that problem has been rampant and recognized by the state as a huge priority. So what they need to do is also build affordable housing even on campuses, so that those students have a place to live in a decent, humane way. And so there are many things that come to create this perfect storm against populations like low-income Latinos, and African Americans, and others. FASKIANOS: Thank you. I'm going to ask Mike Lenaghan to ask his question live. Q: Thank you very much, Irina. And it's a pleasure to see you, Dr. Flores. I am Mike Lenaghan from Miami Dade College, and truly cherish the empowerment we've enjoyed through the vehicle of HACU. It's been my experience, basically with a great deal of labor-intensive and purposeful leadership development, to have my scholars—just me, as one faculty member—successfully transfer to over 139 colleges and universities in the United States, all of whom required financial support and almost all of whom were able to avoid loans. This is over a twenty-year period. My question is: How might I, as a faculty member, also someone who's labor-intensive, be empowered, possibly mediated by HACU, to share basically how to set up my Hispanic students and their families and their relatives for the kind of success my scholars have enjoyed at Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Georgetown, UVA, Duke, UCal Berkeley, and so on? Which, when the right combination of chemistry and self-identification occurs, each of my Hispanic/Latinx scholars basically knows what they uniquely bring and add, as well as what they uniquely can address and engage in each school. I realize I am just a microcosm in a larger macrocosm, but I'm wondering does HACU have a role to play that might mediate some education and sharing, not just a book or a strategy, but something that could be shared, including some of what I like to call my all-stars, who have enjoyed operating in the context of HACU as a launching pad. Thank you, sir. FLORES: Thank you for your very, very important work, Professor Lenaghan. And thank you for your very caring teaching and supporting our students, your scholars. And ultimately, you have a lot to offer to the academic community as a faculty who cares about these students not only doing well but excelling and going to places that perhaps their families never thought of them being able to go. And I think it begins with learning from people like you what is it you've been doing so well to help those that you have helped to excel. And HACU can be a platform for you to share that. We ultimately have annual conferences and other meetings where your expertise and your success can be shared with others to adapt it to their own needs and replicate what you've been doing so well in other places, so that many more can go onto those very selective institutions, and others. And of course, I don't know if we've been connecting—I insist on this point, on connecting with families, because many of the Latino families—and maybe in the Miami area it's a little different because a lot of the Cuban and South American families perhaps come from a more middle-class background than in places like Texas or California. And maybe they had already some collegiate experience in their home countries, and they immigrated there, or whatever. But that helps a lot, OK? When they come with that background. But when they don't, when they are immigrants who come without even a high school diploma from their home countries, and they don't know the language, their highest expectation is at least to get their high school diploma and start working somewhere. And so taking them to the next level, it takes a lot of work. And it takes a lot of work in terms of making sure that they understand that if their child has the talent, and has the persistence and discipline, et cetera, et cetera, to go places, that they can be very helpful to him or her in ensuring that there is a space at home where they can study, that they do concentrate on their studies, and that they really aim for those places that you mentioned and don't settle for second-best of going to some institution, but make that their goal: I'm going to go to X or Y Ivy League or very selective institution because I have with it takes, but it's going to take a lot of nurturing and support. And the parents can be very helpful, even if they don't have an education, by really making sure that their child has the space and the time at home to concentrate and study. That will go a long way. But really, let them flourish. And so HACU can be a platform in three different ways. One is, allowing individuals like yourself, who are excelling in their teaching, to share their best practices with others. Secondly, we also, of course, have to recognize that we have some programs already in HACU that are very effective, especially those that are focused on moving a critical mass into STEM degrees. And we're going to emphasize that even more going forward. And thirdly, that we, as an association, have the ability to influence federal agencies and others—and corporations to invest in the kinds of practices that you may be successful at. And I'll give you a couple examples. We just got a planning grant from NSF, HACU did. And we are almost done with the planning for one year, because we want to submit a multiyear, multimillion grant to NSF with an emphasis on moving as high as possible, to the PhD. in fact, Latinos all the way from community college up to the research one institutions. And we are working on that proposal to be submitted early next year. But we could, I'm sure, learn from what you're doing. And so we could influence agencies to also invest more. We have a new program under NSF for HSIs that you can apply for a grant to expand what you're doing with more students, more parents. And the same thing is true with respect to other agencies. I was just in Washington last week and met with the undersecretary of the Department of Commerce to discuss the technology program, where our institutions will each have a role to play. And so we have the role of advocating and influencing agencies and Congress to invest in institutions like yours, Miami Dade, and professors like you, so that you can do more of exactly what you are doing. So please feel free to send us an email at HACU. You can send it to my attention. And I'll make sure that it finds its way to the right staff in charge of the kinds of programs that you are dealing with. We do have great staff that follows up on situations like yours. FASKIANOS: Fantastic. We will circulate after this an email with some of the resources you've mentioned and the email that we should be sharing, Dr. Flores. So we have another question, and it follows onto Mike's question, from Arturo Osorio, who's an associate professor at Rutgers University. Any advice or programs that you know to help connect the parents of the Hispanic Latino Students to the higher education experience? Many of our students are first-generation Americans and also first-generation college students. This creates a large cultural and experiential gap for parents to bridge on their understanding of what kids are going through and support them. As a result, many of the students have very stressful moments as they navigate away from the family to their college life. FLORES: Yeah. Excellent question. And my suggestion is that please send us an email. We have an office in HACU that is designated to promote pre-K-12 and higher education collaboration. The executive director of that office is Jeanette Morales. Jeanette Morales has a team, and they work with clusters or consortia of colleges, universities and K-12 schools, particularly secondary schools, to move out successfully many more of those underserved students to college and be better prepared to succeed in college. It is more substantive than just a college visitation thing or admissions officers talking with them at an event. They actually have early college interventions for high school students. So they actually earn even college credit when they are creating high school for the most advanced students. But they also have opportunity for professors from some of those universities and community college to teach as visiting teachers in those high schools, where they may not get the resources to hire faculty for advanced courses and for the courses that are required to be successful in especially STEM degrees, like advanced math, advanced science, and so forth. So that office and our association has been in place for the last seventeen years. It was that far back when we first saw that more than half of the battle to succeed in college has to be won in K-12. And it has to be won with families on your side, because first-generation college students do depend largely on families to make decision after high school. So please feel free to contact Jeanette Morales or myself in my email at our San Antonio headquarters. FASKIANOS: Thank you very much. We are at the end of our time. I just wanted to ask if you could just do really briefly what you're doing internationally to encourage—you know, and we don't have a lot of time. But I don't want to leave without—you had told me in our pre-call just a little bit. So if I you could just give us a wrap-up on that, that would be fantastic. FLORES: Yeah. We think of international education not as an appendage, not as a luxury, not as an add-on proposition, but as an integral part of a college education, in this case. And we hope that the vast majority of our young people will have a chance to experience a study abroad. And of course, it's like a big dream, because right now if you look at the numbers, only about 5 to 7 percent, max, of all the 350,000 American students going to study abroad are Latino. And the same number, roughly the same percentage, is African Americans and others. And conversely, only about maybe 3 percent of all the students coming from other countries come from Latin America—1.3 percent only from Mexico, which is right next door to us, OK? So that has to change. And it has to change because people who have an international experience ultimately expand their horizons and their vision of the world and are more effective not only professionals but citizens of the world. And we feel that it is very important for our young people to do that, not as a—as a kind of a luxury, or anything like that, but as an integral part of their development as professionals. And so we plan on being even more keen on affecting legislation that will provide more resources for our institutions and international programming, and ourselves as an association being much more engaged in getting more international institutions to affiliate with us to promote that mobility, that experience, independent of whether the government decides to invest or not. FASKIANOS: Wonderful. Thank you very much. Antonio Flores, this has been really a great discussion. And thanks to everybody for their terrific questions and comments. We really appreciate it. HACU is lucky to have you. We're fortunate to have you leading this great association. As I mentioned, we will send out a link to this webinar, also some of the resources you mentioned, email addresses and the like. And I'm sure everybody knows it, but it's worth repeating, the HACU website, HACU.net. You can follow them on Twitter at @HACUnews. So go there. You can also follow us at @CFR_Academic. And please go to CFR.org, ForeignAffairs.com, and ThinkGlobalHealth.org for CFR's resources on international affairs and the like. So I hope you're all staying well. Dr. Flores, thank you again. And we look forward to your continuing involvement in this webinar series. The next invitation will be for December, and we will be sending that out under separate cover. FLORES: Thank you very much, Irina. Thank you, everyone. (END)

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Diana Campoamor: A Latine Vision for a New American Democracy

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 66:10


There is no version of America's past, present or future that does not involve the Latinx community. As the second-largest ethnic group, the Latinx community has played a fundamental role in shaping our culture, our elections and our society. And yet, as Nuestra America Fund (NAF) founder Diana Campoamor argues, time and time again this community is undermined, their contributions are pushed to the wayside, and their voices are consistently hushed. Campoamor's book, If We Want to Win: A Latine Vision for a New American Democracy, is a pushback against such silencing. Twenty Latinx visionaries from diverse causes come together in its pages to share their stories of growth, resilience and revolution. With a diversity of knowledge ranging from environmental justice to philanthropy, these stories cover a wealth of lived experiences. From this they mastermind a future in which harmful stereotypes are replaced with nuanced understandings of the community's diversity and their accurate portrayal sets the tone for a more representative and just democracy. At INFORUM, Campoamor will be in conversation with a panel of experts to recount their own stories of growing up in the Latinx community and validate the experiences of the community at large. With this shared wisdom on their side, they will reiterate the bounty to come from a more just future in which the Latinx community is accredited, vindicated, and cherished. SPEAKERS Diana Campoamor Founder, Nuestra America Fund (NAF); Editor, If We Want to Win: A Latine Vision for a New American Democracy Ana Marie Argilagos President and CEO, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) Alexandra Aquino-Fike Vice President of Development, East Bay Community Foundation Chris Cardona Senior Program Officer for Philanthropy, Ford Foundation—Moderator In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on November 3rd, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Diana Campoamor: A Latine Vision for a New American Democracy

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 66:10


There is no version of America's past, present or future that does not involve the Latinx community. As the second-largest ethnic group, the Latinx community has played a fundamental role in shaping our culture, our elections and our society. And yet, as Nuestra America Fund (NAF) founder Diana Campoamor argues, time and time again this community is undermined, their contributions are pushed to the wayside, and their voices are consistently hushed. Campoamor's book, If We Want to Win: A Latine Vision for a New American Democracy, is a pushback against such silencing. Twenty Latinx visionaries from diverse causes come together in its pages to share their stories of growth, resilience and revolution. With a diversity of knowledge ranging from environmental justice to philanthropy, these stories cover a wealth of lived experiences. From this they mastermind a future in which harmful stereotypes are replaced with nuanced understandings of the community's diversity and their accurate portrayal sets the tone for a more representative and just democracy. At INFORUM, Campoamor will be in conversation with a panel of experts to recount their own stories of growing up in the Latinx community and validate the experiences of the community at large. With this shared wisdom on their side, they will reiterate the bounty to come from a more just future in which the Latinx community is accredited, vindicated, and cherished. SPEAKERS Diana Campoamor Founder, Nuestra America Fund (NAF); Editor, If We Want to Win: A Latine Vision for a New American Democracy Ana Marie Argilagos President and CEO, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) Alexandra Aquino-Fike Vice President of Development, East Bay Community Foundation Chris Cardona Senior Program Officer for Philanthropy, Ford Foundation—Moderator In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on November 3rd, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

IYouRadio
The Black Agenda: New Jersey's Election Season III

IYouRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 15:53


It is a unwritten rule that African Americans vote Democrat. For decades Democrats have been talking about criminal justice reform. The only thing Democrats have been reforming is the growth and explosion of prison numbers that led to mass incarceration here in New Jersey. African Americans and Hispanics have been heavily impacted by these draconian laws that are in place in New Jersey. Mass incarceration effects black and brown people at a large rate. We need to be smart on crime not tough on crime. Let's take preventive measures!

The Steve Gruber Show
Steve Gruber, Democrats are struggling to hear the voters of America that have sent a clear message rejecting the far left Agenda

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 11:00


Live from the no panic zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice— I am Fierce and Fearless— I am here to tell the truth—I mean lets be honest—somebody has to—And—I'm the guy—   Here are three big Things you need to know right now—   ONE— Senator Rand Paul says the NIH lied about funding gain of function research—and Anthony Fauci's role in it all—and now he says they are still lying about all of it   TWO— The Osha Mandates are coming for larger employers beginning on January 4th—and failure to comply could mean big money out the door for the companies—   THREE— Democrats are struggling to hear the voters of America—that have sent a clear message—rejecting the far left Agenda—its so bad out there that Democrat Senator Joe Manchin is saying out loud America is a center Right country—he is right about that—   Tulsi Gabbard the former Congresswoman and Presidential Candidate—is openly applauding the win by Republican Gelnn Youngkin in Virginia—along with Winsome Sears and Jason Miyares—the GOP Trifecta is a big deal to the formerly dark blue state—   In New Jersey—Governor Phil Murphy is claiming victory—but Republicans are saying not so fast—   And Americans are saying—Stop what you are doing—BUT Nancy and her band of Thieves are still trying to steal your hard earned money to buy votes—but they should take a closer look at the results in Virginia—and they would realize—the biggest loss besides parents and suburban voters—was the massive loss of support from Hispanics—55% of Hispanic voters went with Youngkin and the GOP ticket—   Yet—those on the far left are saying—the real problem is they didn't go far enough into the Marxist abyss—well I am here to tell you—the wheels will be falling off that wagon—if they haven't already—   AND its coming from several directions  

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 11.03.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 58:37


Supplementation with vitamins C and E associated with decreased risk of cognitive impairment, dementia  CHU de Québec Research Center, November 1, 2021.   An article that appeared in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy reports an association between the intake of vitamin C and E supplements and a lower risk of developing cognitive decline among men and women aged 65 years and older.   The current investigation included 5,269 men and women who were free of dementia upon enrollment in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging from 1991 to 1992. Follow-up examinations conducted during 1996-1997 and 2001-2002 provided post-enrollment diagnoses of dementia or cognitive impairment without dementia. Information concerning current use of prescription drugs and vitamins was ascertained from interview or questionnaire responses at the beginning of the study.   Approximately 10% of the subjects reported using vitamin C or E. Over up to 11 years of follow up, 821 cases of all-cause dementia (including 560 Alzheimer's disease cases) were diagnosed and 882 cases of cognitive impairment without dementia developed. In comparison with those who did not report supplementing with either vitamin, the use of vitamin C and/or vitamin E was associated with a 38% lower adjusted risk of all-cause dementia and a 40% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease. For cognitive impairment without dementia, the risk was 23% lower among those who used either or both vitamins. Evaluation of the effects of using either vitamin alone resulted in associations with similar risk reductions.    “This study supports a protective role of vitamin E and C supplements in the risk for Alzheimer's disease and all-cause dementia,” authors Luta L. Basambombo, MSc, of CHU de Québec Research Center and colleagues conclude. “In addition, these supplements may contribute to a reduced risk of CIND [cognitive impairment, not dementia]. Overall, these findings indicate additional support for the use of antioxidants as a preventive strategy against cognitive decline.”       Research suggests calorie restriction may be better than keto for cancer patients Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 22 2021.    Findings reported in Nature revealed that restricting the intake of calories, including fats, rather than adopting a regimen of restricted carbohydrates and increased fats as characterized by a ketogenic diet, was associated with slower tumor growth in mice.  Evan Lien, PhD, and associates evaluated the effects of calorie restricted, ketogenic or normal diets in mice with pancreatic tumors. While both glucose and plasma and tumor lipid levels declined in calorie-restricted animals, ketogenic diet-fed mice had lower glucose levels, but an increase in lipids.  In comparison with mice given ketogenic diets, slower tumor growth occurred in the calorie-restricted mice. The finding can be explained by the animals' reduced levels of lipids, which are needed by cancer cells for membrane production. Diet-induced lipid depletion decreases cellular levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids because they can't be manufactured by the body and must be obtained from food. When these lipids aren't available, cells make their own in a process that requires the enzyme SCD, which converts saturated fatty acids into unsaturated fatty acids. Since both diets lowered SCD activity, mice that received calorie restricted diets couldn't obtain enough fatty acids from their diet or produce their own, whereas animals on the ketogenic diet had abundant lipids. “Not only does caloric restriction starve tumors of lipids, it also impairs the process that allows them to adapt to it,” Dr Lien explained. “That combination is really contributing to the inhibition of tumor growth.”  “The purpose of these studies isn't necessarily to recommend a diet, but it's to really understand the underlying biology,” Dr Lien stated. “They provide some sense of the mechanisms of how these diets work, and that can lead to rational ideas on how we might mimic those situations for cancer therapy.”       Widespread fast-food restaurants linked to higher rates of type 2 diabetes New York University, November 1, 2021 An increasing number of studies suggest a link between a neighborhood's built environment and the likelihood that its residents will develop chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes (T2D) and certain types of cancers. A new nationwide study led by researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine published online today in JAMA Network Open suggests that living in neighborhoods with higher availability of fast-food outlets across all regions of the United States is associated with higher subsequent risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Findings also indicated that the availability of more supermarkets could be protective against developing T2D, particularly in suburban and rural neighborhoods. The study—notable for its large geographic breadth—uses data from a cohort of more than 4 million veterans living in 98 percent of U.S. census tracts across the country. It counted fast-food restaurants and supermarkets relative to other food outlets, and is the first, according to the researchers, to examine this relationship in four distinct types of neighborhoods (high-density urban, low-density urban, suburban, and rural) at the hyperlocal level nationwide. "Most studies that examine the built food environment and its relationship to chronic diseases have been much smaller or conducted in localized areas," said Rania Kanchi, MPH, a researcher in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone and lead author of the study. "Our study design is national in scope and allowed us to identify the types of communities that people are living in, characterize their food environment, and observe what happens to them over time. The size of our cohort allows for geographic generalizability in a way that other studies do not."  How the study was conducted The research team used data from the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (the largest single-payer healthcare system in the country) that captures more than 9 million veterans seen at more than 1,200 health facilities around the country. Using this data, the researchers then constructed a national cohort of more than 4 million veterans without diabetes from the VA electronic health records (EHR) between 2008 and 2016. Each veteran's health status was followed through 2018 or until the individual either developed diabetes, died, or had no appointments for more than two years. Within each of four distinct neighborhood types, the proportion of restaurants that were fast food, and the proportion of food outlets that were supermarkets were tabulated within a one-mile walk in high- density urban neighborhoods, a two-mile drive in low-density urban neighborhoods, a six-mile drive in suburban communities, and a 10-mile drive in rural communities. Veterans were followed for a median of five and a half years. During that time, 13.2 percent of the cohort were newly diagnosed with T2D. Males developed T2D more frequently than females (13.6 versus 8.2 percent). Non-Hispanic Black adults had the highest incidence (16.9 percent), compared to non-Hispanic Whites (12.9 percent), non-White Asian and Hispanics (12.8 percent), Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (15 percent), and Native American and Alaskan Indians (14.2 percent). When stratifying by community types, 14.3 percent of veterans living in high density urban communities developed T2D, while the lowest incidence was among those living in suburban and small town communities (12.6 percent). Overall, the team concluded that the effect of the food environment on T2D incidence varied by how urban the community was, but did not vary further by region of the country. "The more we learn about the relationship between the food environment and chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, the more policymakers can act by improving the mix of healthy food options sold in restaurants and food outlets, or by creating better zoning laws that promote optimal food options for residents," said Lorna Thorpe, Ph.D., MPH, professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone and senior author of the study. One limitation of the study, according to the authors, is that the study may not be fully generalizable to non-veteran populations, as U.S. veterans tend to be predominantly male and have substantially greater health burdens and financial instability than the civilian population. They are also at greater risk of disability, obesity, and other chronic conditions. The next phase of the research, say Thorpe and Kanchi, will be to better understand the impacts of the built environment on diabetes risk by subgroups. They plan to examine whether or not the relationships between fast-food restaurants, supermarkets and community types vary by gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.   Researchers have discovered neurons needed for acupuncture's anti-inflammatory response Harvard Medical School, October November 1, 2021 Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese technique that has been used for millennia to treat chronic pain and other health problems associated with inflammation, yet the scientific basis of the technique remains poorly understood. Now, a team of researchers led by neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School has elucidated the underlying neuroanatomy of acupuncture that activates a specific signaling pathway. In a study conducted in mice and published Oct. 13 in Nature, the team identified a subset of neurons that must be present for acupuncture to trigger an anti-inflammatory response via this signaling pathway. The scientists determined that these neurons occur only in a specific area of the hindlimb region—thus explaining why acupuncture in the hindlimb works, while acupuncture in the abdomen does not. "This study touches on one of the most fundamental questions in the acupuncture field: What is the neuroanatomical basis for body region, or acupoint, selectivity?" said lead investigator Qiufu Ma, HMS professor of neurobiology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. One area of particular interest to the research team is the so-called cytokine storm—the rapid release of large quantities of cytokines that frequently drives severe, systemic inflammation, and can be triggered by many things, including COVID-19, cancer treatment, or sepsis. "This exuberant immune response is a major medical problem with a very high fatality rate of 15 percent to 30 percent," Ma said. Even so, drugs to treat cytokine storm are lacking. Adapting an ancient technique to treat aberrant inflammation In recent decades, acupuncture has been increasingly embraced in Western medicine as a potential treatment for inflammation. In this technique, acupoints on the body's surface are mechanically stimulated, triggering nerve signaling that affects the function of other parts of the body, including organs. In a 2014 study, researchers reported that electroacupuncture, a modern version of traditional acupuncture that uses electrical stimulation, could reduce cytokine storm in mice by activating the vagal-adrenal axis—a pathway wherein the vagus nervesignals the adrenal glands to release dopamine. In a study published in 2020, Ma and his team discovered that this electroacupuncture effect was region-specific: It was effective when given in the hindlimb region, but did not have an effect when administered in the abdominal region. The team hypothesized that there may be sensory neurons unique to the hindlimb region responsible for this difference in response. In their new study, the researchers conducted a series of experiments in mice to investigate this hypothesis. First, they identified a small subset of sensory neurons marked by expression of the PROKR2Cre receptor. They determined that these neurons were three to four times more numerous in the deep fascia tissue of the hindlimb than in the fascia of the abdomen. Then the team created mice that were missing these sensory neurons. They found that electroacupuncture in the hindlimb did not activate the vagal-adrenal axis in these mice. In another experiment, the team used light-based stimulation to directly target these sensory neurons in the deep fascia of the hindlimb. This stimulation activated the vagal-adrenal axis in a manner similar to electroacupuncture. "Basically, the activation of these neurons is both necessary and sufficient to activate this vagal-adrenal axis," Ma said. In a final experiment, the scientists explored the distribution of the neurons in the hindlimb. They discovered that there are considerably more neurons in the anterior muscles of the hindlimb than in the posterior muscles, resulting in a stronger response to electroacupuncture in the anterior region. "Based on this nerve fiber distribution, we can almost precisely predict where electrical stimulation will be effective and where it will not be effective," Ma explained. Together, these results provide "the first concrete, neuroanatomic explanation for acupoint selectivity and specificity," Ma added. "They tell us the acupuncture parameters, so where to go, how deep to go, how strong the intensity should be." He noted that while the study was done in mice, the basic organization of neurons is likely evolutionarily conserved across mammals, including humans. However, an important next step will be clinical testing of electroacupuncture in humans with inflammation caused by real-world infections such as COVID-19. Ma is also interested in exploring other signaling pathways that could be stimulated by acupuncture to treat conditions that cause excessive inflammation.  "We have a lot of tough chronic diseases that still need better treatments," he said, such as inflammatory bowel syndrome and arthritis. Another area of need, he added, is excessive immune reactions that can be a side effect of cancer immunotherapy. Ma hopes that his research will ultimately advance scientific understanding of acupuncture and provide practical information that can be used to improve and refine the technique.   Happy childhood memories linked to better health later in life Michigan State University, November 5, 2018   People who have fond memories of childhood, specifically their relationships with their parents, tend to have better health, less depression and fewer chronic illnesses as older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. "We know that memory plays a huge part in how we make sense of the world—how we organize our past experiences and how we judge how we should act in the future. As a result, there are a lot of different ways that our memories of the past can guide us," said William J. Chopik, Ph.D., from Michigan State University and lead author of the study. "We found that good memories seem to have a positive effect on health and well-being, possibly through the ways that they reduce stress or help us maintain healthy choices in life." The findings were published in the journal Health Psychology. Previous research has shown a positive relationship between good memories and good health in young adults, including higher quality of work and personal relationships, lower substance use, lower depression and fewer health problems, according to Chopik. He and his co-author, Robin Edelstein, Ph.D., from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, wanted to see how this would apply to older adults. Also, much of the existing research focused on mothers and rarely examined the role of fathers in child development. Chopik and Edelstein sought to expand on the existing studies to include participants' reflections of their relationships with both parents. The researchers used data from two nationally representative samples, the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States and the Health and Retirement Study, with a total of more than 22,000 participants. The first study followed adults in their mid-40s for 18 years and the second followed adults 50 and over for six years. The surveys included questions about perceptions of parental affection, overall health, chronic conditions and depressive symptoms. Participants in both groups who reported remembering higher levels of affection from their mothers in early childhood experienced better physical health and fewer depressive symptoms later in life. Those who reported memories with more support from their fathers also experienced fewer depressive symptoms, according to Chopik. "The most surprising finding was that we thought the effects would fade over time because participants were trying to recall things that happened sometimes over 50 years ago. One might expect childhood memories to matter less and less over time, but these memories still predicted better physical and mental health when people were in middle age and older adulthood," said Chopik. There was a stronger association in people who reported a more loving relationship with their mothers, noted Chopik, but that might change. "These results may reflect the broader cultural circumstances of the time when the participants were raised because mothers were most likely the primary caregivers," said Edelstein. "With shifting cultural norms about the role of fathers in caregiving, it is possible that results from future studies of people born in more recent years will focus more on relationships with their fathers." Chopik and Edelstein found that participants with positive childhood memories also had fewer chronic conditions in the first study of 7,100 people, but not in the second study of 15,200, making the results less straightforward   Researchers outline the connection between inflammation and depression Emory University, October 28, 2021 In a paper published recently in Pharmacological Reviews, Emory University School of Medicine researchers outlined the impact of inflammation on motivation as it relates to depression. The researchers propose that low grade inflammation affects brain chemicals and brain circuits that regulate motivation, ultimately leading to motivational deficits and a loss of interest or willingness to engage in usually pleasurable activities including work and play. These motivational deficits are reflected as anhedonia, a core and likely the most disabling symptom of depression, as well as other psychiatric disorders. The paper also outlines how these effects of inflammation on the brain are an adaptation to the energy demands of inflammation that require conservation of energy resources, and thus the shutting down of behavior. Low grade inflammation can be caused by lifestyle changes such as poor diet and sedentary behavior. "A vicious cycle can occur where poor lifestyle habits lead to increased inflammation that in turn reduce the wherewithal or motivation to change those habits. Such a vicious cycle may be especially relevant during pandemic life when even greater energy resources are required to sustain healthy eating and physical activity," says Andrew H. Miller, MD, William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine. Miller co-authored the paper, along with his colleagues in the Department of Psychology and the Emory Behavioral Immunology Program, where he serves as director. Miller says novel treatment strategies to break this vicious cycle are currently under development. He and his colleagues raise the possibility of developing treatments specifically for the motivational deficits caused by inflammation, thus moving to a much more targeted approach to therapeutic development in psychiatry, as now seen in the oncology field, versus the current use of outdated and non-specific diagnostic categories of psychiatric disease such as "depression." "We believe more therapies targeted to specific pathophysiologic pathways and symptoms will lead to better outcomes and more precision care. Non-specific therapies as represented by conventional antidepressants, which are still embraced by regulatory agencies, do not instill the confidence that a more personalized approach does. There is widespread interest in moving in this direction internationally," says Miller.

IYouRadio
The Black Agenda: New Jersey's Election Season II

IYouRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 24:26


It is a unwritten rule that African Americans vote Democrat. For decades Democrats have been talking about criminal justice reform. The only thing Democrats have been reforming is the growth and explosion of prison numbers that led to mass incarceration here in New Jersey. African Americans and Hispanics have been heavily impacted by these draconian laws that are in place in New Jersey. Mass incarceration effects black and brown people at a large rate. We need to be smart on crime not tough on crime. Let's take preventive measures!

Saka's Is That So
EP22 Are Hispanics part of the Diversity and Inclusion discussion? A conversation with Eric Lopez Director of Corporate Accountability at HACR - Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility

Saka's Is That So

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 49:50


Are Hispanics part of the Diversity and Inclusion discussion? A conversation with Eric Lopez Eric has over 10 years of experience helping organizations further their missions and meet their research goals. In fact, He's so passionate about it he even does it during his free time as a board member for non-profit organizations, and as the Founder and CEO of Globe Serve Consulting where he helps other non-profits find fundraising solutions that leverage data and their organizational strengths for grant applications and appeals. His background also includes a unique combination of analytical strengths (especially policy and data analysis), writing and editing expertise, cross-cultural leadership, and a passion for social justice. Among his talents are native fluency in English and Spanish and he also picked up some Hungarian as a Fulbright grantee in Budapest.

Red Table Talk
Black & Latin: Racism Within (Red Table Talk: The Estefans)

Red Table Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 40:02


The Red Table gets heated as the Estefans discuss colorism within the Latin community. 1 in 4 Hispanics identifies as Afro-Latino and many face discrimination from both their Black and Latin sides. Queer Eye's Karamo Brown speaks candidly about how he grappled to accept his Cuban roots as a Black man, while singer and TV star, Amara La Negra, reveals how she experienced racism on the set of a popular television show. Plus, we break down the difference between Race and Ethnicity. For more Red Table Talk the Estefans visit: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/red-table-talk-the-estefans-86014254/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

IYouRadio
The Black Agenda: New Jersey's Election Season

IYouRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 20:57


It is a unwritten rule that African Americans vote Democrat. For decades Democrats have been talking about criminal justice reform. The only thing Democrats have been reforming is the growth and explosion of prison numbers that led to mass incarceration here in New Jersey. African Americans and Hispanics have been heavily impacted by these draconian laws that are in place in New Jersey. Mass incarceration effects black and brown people at a large rate. We need to be smart on crime not tough on crime. Let's take preventive measures!

In The Moment podcast
111. Diana Campoamor with Agueda Pacheco Flores: A Latine Vision for a New American Democracy

In The Moment podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 47:41


Nearly one in five people in the U.S. are Latinx, and they make up the second-largest ethnic and racial group in the country. Despite such a large and growing population, the community remains misunderstood and underrecognized. Editor Diana Campoamor addresses areas of inequity and brings readers messages of hope and compassion in If We Want to Win: A Latine Vision for a New American Democracy. She gathers personal stories from twenty leaders and activists who share what it means to be Latinx and American; collaboratively, their narratives lay the foundation for a more inclusive and just future that extends beyond stereotypes. In the 111th episode of Town Hall's In the Moment podcast, Campoamor discusses the voices, the vision, and the future of American democracy with journalist Agueda Pacheco Flores. Diana Campoamor is the founder of Nuestra America Fund (NAF), an initiative focused on documenting Latino leadership and best practices in philanthropy. Prior to NAF, she served as president of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) for nearly twenty-seven years. Agueda Pacheco Flores is a journalist in Seattle with a focus on Latinx culture and Mexican American identity. She was previously an arts and culture writer at Crosscut where she enjoyed writing about Chicano galleries, Cumbia in the Pacific Northwest as well as shining a light on emerging Latinx artists. Originally from Queretaro, Mexico, Pacheco Flores is inspired by her own bicultural upbringing as an undocumented immigrant and proud Washingtonian. Her work has appeared in The Seattle Globalist, Seattle Weekly, and The Daily. Buy the Book: https://thenewpress.com/books/if-we-want-win  Presented by Town Hall Seattle. To become a member or make a donation online click here.

Matt Lewis and the News
Henry Olsen on Zombie Reaganism and Post-Trump Populism

Matt Lewis and the News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 44:26


Henry Olsen, Washington Post columnist and author of The Working Class Republican, talks with Matt about what Reaganites get wrong about Ronald Reagan, how Republicans can win with a populist message after Donald Trump, and why working-class Hispanics must be part of the plan.

The Brookings Cafeteria
White decline and increased diversity in America's aging population

The Brookings Cafeteria

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 31:25


America's white population is declining and aging, while the share of Latinos or Hispanics, Asians, and people who identify as two are more races is increasing. These are some of the findings in new analysis from Brookings Senior Fellow Bill Frey, who joins the Brookings Cafeteria to talk about America's changing demographics and the implications. Also on this episode, Tony Pipa, a senior fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development, highlights the work of local elected leaders and private sector leaders in the U.S. who are prioritizing action on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Show notes and transcript:   Follow Brookings podcasts on Apple or Google podcasts, or on Spotify. Send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .