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New Life Assembly of God Podcast
Sunday, November 6, 2022 – Don't Judge…. Hmmm?

New Life Assembly of God Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 42:49


Sunday, November 6, 2022 Pastor Randy Williamson shares a message entitled Don't Judge…..Hmmm? This message is also available on video The post Sunday, November 6, 2022 – Don't Judge…. Hmmm? appeared first on New Life Assembly of God Church.

Teaching Learning Leading K-12
Omar Reda, MD - The Wounded Healer: The Pain and Joy of Caregiving - 518

Teaching Learning Leading K-12

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 26:52


Omar Reda, MD talks with me about his book The Wounded Healer: The Pain and Joy of Caregiving. This is episode 518 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast. With us today is Dr. Omar Reda, world-renowned, Harvard-trained trauma expert, the author of several books, including his most recent book, “The Wounded Healer: The Pain and Joy of Caregiving”, and the founder of Untangled, a healing initiative that aims to break the cycles of trauma-related dysfunction through connection, support, education, empowerment, and the mastery of healthy coping skills. Today, we are focused on his book - The Wounded Healer: The Pain and Joy of Caregiving.  Lots to learn! But wait... The new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington. Connect with Brian at briankbuffington@gmail.com or go to his website at  https://briankbuffington.com/ He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool. Thanks, Brian! Oh, yeah... Could you do me a favor? Please go to my website at https://www.stevenmiletto.com/reviews/ or open the podcast app that you are listening to me on and would you rate and review the podcast? That would be Awesome. Thanks! Hey, I've got another favor...could you share the podcast with one of your friends, colleagues, and family members? Hmmm? What do you think? That would so awesome! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for listening! Connect & Learn More: OMAR REDA - Home (dromarreda.com) dromarareda@gmail.com Dr. Omar Reda - Home | Facebook Dr. Omar Reda | Untangled (projectuntangled.org) 1 (503) 899-3657 https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-omar-reda-9852065a/ Length - 26:52

Teaching Learning Leading K-12
Tim Moss & Bill Wall - Complexities & Challenges: Clinical Perspectives in Combat Veteran Treatment and the Unique Needs of Military & Veteran Families - 517

Teaching Learning Leading K-12

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 128:11


  Tim Moss & Bill Wall talk with me about their book - Complexities and Challenges: Clinical Perspectives in Combat Veteran Treatment and the Unique Needs of Military & Veteran Families. This is episode 517 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast. Lt Col (retired) William Wall is a combat veteran and CEO for The Center for Life Stress and Psychotherapy. He is a 30-year veteran of the Air Force and Army and an internationally recognized leader in the field of disaster and military-related clinical traumatology. During his Air Force career, he served as the mental health deputy flight commander at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the chief of behavioral health for Air Force Materiel Command. He was deployed in 2004-2005 as a combat stress team commander for Operation Iraqi Freedom and learned firsthand the dynamics of combat stress and its relation to PTSD. He served as social work ambulatory programs coordinator and manager for the Freedom Center, Dayton VA's Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom Post Deployment Clinic from 2007 to 2017. He holds a Master's degree from Our Lady of the Lake University, and is board-certified licensed clinical social worker/trauma therapist. He serves as mental health team member and former clinical director for the Southwest Ohio Critical Incident Stress Team. He is currently an Adjunct Instructor at Wright State University, and lectures nationally on the subjects of mental health, trauma recovery, organizational leadership and development. Dr. Timothy Moss is a decorated combat Veteran, author, psychotherapist, leadership consultant, motivational speaker and CEO of Breakthrough Leadership Consulting. He is a veteran of the Air Force and Army, and an internationally recognized leader in the field of behavioral health and military-related clinical traumatology. During his Air Force career, he served as a senior mental health and family advocacy officer. He served as combat psychotherapist and clinical traumatologist for the Freedom Center, Dayton VA's Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom Post Deployment Clinic from 2008 to 2017. Dr. Moss holds a Master of Science degree from the Ivy-league Columbia University, New York and a Doctorate of Counseling, from Logos University. He is a Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), and Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress (BCETS). He is the past-President and Chairman of the Board, National Association of Social Workers, Ohio Chapter and served as an adjunct professor, Saint Leo University. He is the author of “Clear Vision in a Dark Place” and “Can I Just Have Jesus?” He lectures nationally on the subjects of organizational leadership and development, mental health, trauma recovery, spirituality and community development. We are focused today on their book - COMPLEXITIES AND CHALLENGES: Clinical Perspectives in Combat Veteran Treatment & the Unique Needs of Military & Veteran Families. Awesome book! Awesome conversation! Thanks for joining us! Make sure that you thank a veteran for their service. But wait... The new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington. Connect with Brian at briankbuffington@gmail.com or go to his website at  https://briankbuffington.com/ He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool. Thanks, Brian! Oh, yeah... Could you do me a favor? Please go to my website at https://www.stevenmiletto.com/reviews/ or open the podcast app that you are listening to me on and would you rate and review the podcast? That would be Awesome. Thanks! Hey, I've got another favor...could you share the podcast with one of your friends, colleagues, and family members? Hmmm? What do you think? That would so awesome! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for listening! Remember our veterans! Connect & Learn More: williamandmary77@gmail.com  drtimmoss@gmail.com www.Drtimmoss.com Complexities and Challenges (Amazon) Length - 02:08:11

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate
Financial Freedom Through Passive and Active Investing

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 20:24


Facing an investment flop can be a crippling experience, but Dr. Johannes Urpelainen quickly learned from this experience and carried on with building his legacy. In this episode, he shares his story, tips, and tricks for getting started in the industry. He emphasized the ins and outs of the hospitality industry and ways to increase cash flow.   Dr. Johannes Urpelainen is a Principal at Oasis Equities. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science (University of Michigan, 2009) and is a tenured Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment at Johns Hopkins University. [00:01 - 06:08] From an Investment Flop to Monumental Success   Johannes' story from an investment failure to building a real estate empire Running multifamily and focusing on hospitality through AirBnB and hotels Johannes explains the ins and outs of the hospitality industry   [06:09 - 19:28]  What it Takes to Manage in the Hospitality Industry   The similarities between acquiring hotels and multifamily Why the recession is not a concern in the hospitality space The role of 3D printing addressing the housing shortage in the U.S.   [19:29 - 20:24] Closing Segment   Reach out to Johannes See links below  Final words Tweetable Quote   “Real estate is kind of a legacy industry, right? We don't see too many new innovations, roughly the same as 100 years ago. But with 3D printing, that could change because if we can drive down the cost very significantly and build these a lot faster, we could really start making progress on the housing shortage, which is pretty extreme in the United States today.” - Dr. Johannes Urpelainen   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Dr. Johannes Urpelainen on Linkedin. Check out his website and email him at johannes.urpelainen@gmail.com.      Connect with me:   I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns.     Facebook   LinkedIn   Like, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on.  Thank you for tuning in!   Email me → sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below: Johannes Urpelainen  00:00 Real Estate is kind of a legacy industry, right? We don't see too many new innovations roughly the same as 100 years ago. But with 3d printing, that could change because if we can drive down the costs very significantly, and build these a lot faster, we could really start making progress on the housing shortage, which is pretty extreme in the United States.    Intro  00:21 Welcome to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Show. Whether you are an active or passive investor, we will teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big.   Sam Wilson  00:33 Dr. Johannes Urpelainen is a principal at Oasis Equities, a real estate investing company. Johannes, welcome to the show.   Johannes Urpelainen  00:40 Thanks. Sounds great to be here.   Sam Wilson  00:42 Absolutely. Johannes, there are three questions I ask every guest who comes to the show in 90 seconds or less. Can you tell me where did you start? Where are you now? And how did you get there?   Johannes Urpelainen  00:50 I started by making a pretty bad investment here, where I live in Arlington, Virginia, in a condo before I had any idea what I was doing. Learn from that mistake, did very well on the passive investing side during the pandemic, and about a year ago, decided to launch my own investment company called Oasis Equities.   Sam Wilson  01:11 That's a really fast 123 step there. Okay, so you owned a condo that was a complete flop, then you started doing passive investing. And that did really well for you. You said you know what? I can do this on my own. What was that? What asset class and what are you working on right now?   Johannes Urpelainen 01:29 I've done some multifamily. So I have a few code GP positions. We have an ID two unit in Atlanta and a 300 unit in Orlando, Florida. But recently, I've been very focused on hospitality. So run a few Airbnb s in West Virginia. I am a cold GP on a new construction in North Carolina, for a kind of beach community. And right now I'm working on closing on three hotels, one of us Virginia, two in Arkansas.   Sam Wilson  02:01 Okay, tell me about I don't know, I'm thinking here on the show. If I had anybody come on and talk about hotels, if we have it's been hotel conversion projects, or something a little bit more off the beaten path, but a straight hotel investment we've not really talked about lot here on the show. So give us the give us the mechanics of investing in hotels.   Johannes Urpelainen 02:24 Yeah, so the basic idea is very similar to multifamily. You're looking to buy something where you can buy at a low basis. And then you can add value with renovations, better management, new revenue streams and all that the challenges that you faced with hotels, it's seasonality, and the income is more kind of variable. As we saw, for example, during the pandemic. The other issue is that cap rates are higher. So that means that when you add value when you went away, it doesn't translate into quite the same increase in the value, as you see in multifamily. But the beauty of hospitality is that there's almost an endless number of things you can do to add value, you can take Highway motel, and turn it into a cool boutique hotel and make a lot of money doing that.   Sam Wilson  03:15 Very, very cool. So with the options for investing in hotels, you know, seemingly endless options for investing in hotels, how to how have you found an effective way to kind of filter through those and find the investments that are right for you?   Johannes Urpelainen 03:31 That is a very good question. I'm myself more on the cash flow, side of investing. So I always try to find assets that would do quite well as is. So I don't go for vacant hotels or very heavy value ads, I'm looking for something that's kind of working okay, as is maybe has a cap rate of like nine or 10 or something so that I basically pay $10 for $1 of net operating income. And then I do things I improve the marketing. Many of these hotels are owned by kind of mom and pop operators who don't understand dynamic pricing, who don't understand how to optimize their websites and all that. So that alone can sometimes give you five to 10% net operating income by just improving the pricing.   Sam Wilson  04:22 Is there a brand in particular that you hunt for or that you found that to be the right brand to buy inside of I don't even know necessarily how Hotel Management works is the brand actually just the manager of it like a property manager? How does that whole system inside how does that work? I don't I have no idea.   Johannes Urpelainen 04:40 Yeah, so there's really two different types. One is the so called flag hotels. So think of like Hilton or Holiday Inn, Marriott, those are the ones that are branded and if you go for those, then you are restricted by their brand guidelines, which can be very strict. So I actually prefer the word With boutique hotels that don't have a flag, because I can do whatever I want with those.   Sam Wilson  05:05 Got it. So a boutique hotel that doesn't have a flag. Does that mean that when you go there, you're not necessarily like you pull into a town you're not seeing? I mean, what's the name of a hotel you're buying right now? And is it just a name that you guys are giving it? Or is it?   Johannes Urpelainen 05:20 Yeah, let me give you one example. So we are about to close on this asset. It's called the cheat River Lodge. It's a very simple, small nine units in a beautiful location. It's been operated by this couple now, for 40 years, I think they don't have any kind of branding beyond a very simple website, and just a lot of word of mouth. So when we buy it, there's no restrictions, nobody's going to tell us that you need to have this kind of breakfast. And you don't need to have those kinds of line ends or anything like that, we can do almost anything we want with that, if I instead went and bought the Hilton, they would have this very long agreement that we'd say this is what it has to look like, this is what the pricing has to be like, This is what the services need to be. They're very strict about that.   Sam Wilson  06:09 Got it. Okay, so what's the play? So you got a nine unit hotel that this couple zoned it for 40 years? I know you mentioned that you'd like to buy for cash flow, but I would imagine that there's a lot of deferred either maintenance and or, you know, like you said operationally, deficiencies, operational deficiencies in properties like this. So what's what's the play for you when you buy this nine year old hotel?   Johannes Urpelainen  06:31 Yeah, so there's a few things to do. One is, of course, we do need to do some renovations, there is deferred maintenance. And there's a few things that just outdated right, so we'll replace the flooring, we'll fix a few roofs, things like just got a similar thing you would do in a typical multifamily acquisition. Then on top of that, we put in new furniture, and some other things like you know, coffee makers, fridges, maybe a few new air conditioners, things like that, we work with the third party manager with whom I work before who's very good at this kind of very small hotel management. And then once we stabilize it, and once we are cash flowing, so that we are not bleeding anymore, hopefully in the next three to four months. Then after that, we get creative. So this one comes, for example, with five acres of land. So we could do glamping, we could do tiny homes, we could put pizza shop, we could put a general store there, there's just a lot of different things we can do with this one,   Sam Wilson  07:33 where where does a property and may not give you know specific location, but I'm really just thinking outside of the box of a nine unit Hotel? Where does something like that do well that you feel comfortable then buying enemy? Is that is that? Are there nine unit hotels everywhere? And I'm just not seeing them? Or can you give any shedding light on that?   Johannes Urpelainen 07:53 Yeah, it's first of all, it is difficult, because if you have such a small number of units, it's hard to find management, you cannot have kind of like, on site, full time manager, everything has to be done. And I'm going off contract basis. So that's tough. But for example, with this one, it's right on the river. There's a lot of like fishing, there's hunting, there's hiking, there's all kinds of, you know, sports activities, outdoor activities, and it's also in a fairly good location. There's a number of cool small towns around it. It's not too far off a drive from Pittsburgh, or DC or North Carolina, even if somebody really wants to come to West Virginia. So you just look at these opportunities. And most of them don't make a lot of sense. But every now and then you find something where there's an opportunity to add value and increase the cash flow.   Sam Wilson  08:45 I've heard of people taking small boutique hotels like this in turning a more into Airbnb style, you know, getting rid of the front desk getting rid of kind of a lot of the ancillary services that don't necessarily generate revenue. Is that is that part of your strategy?   Johannes Urpelainen 09:02 Yeah. So I think if you think of the management here, I think many of the hotels traditionally have had these, for example, somebody at the front desk, right? That really only makes sense if you're looking at the kind of full service where people expect kind of white glove treatment, right. But the boutique hotel typically you don't need that. So you can save quite a bit of money by not having front desk at all. You definitely want to list on Airbnb. So for example, this one has these cabins cabins are great for Airbnb because people pay a lot more for them than they would for a hotel room. So you want to list those. But at the same time, it's also funny seeing everybody going from Airbnb hotels, when people start seeing these really these economies of scale, because the problem with Airbnb, it's hard to scale. Every asset is different than it's just one asset. So unless it's a complete blockbuster, you're talking about maybe like 5060 say About $1,000 of gross cash flow, it's very hard to scale that up.    Sam Wilson  10:05 Hmmm, that is awesome talking about third party management of this, how did you locate a third party manager willing to take on just nine units, or I guess nine?   Johannes Urpelainen 10:14 So, I had worked in other Airbnb acquisition acquisitions with the same guy whom I met through one of my business partners, he's done a good job with the others, he's bringing in good money. And the management is generally almost hands off for us every now and then we need to do some things that the owner needs to do. But generally, the performance has been good. So I just asked if he felt he would be able to take this on. And he said, it looks looks doable. He gave us some estimates of how much money he thinks we can make with this, those were in line with our estimates and what the property has been doing historically. So feel pretty confident about that.   Sam Wilson  10:51 How do you underwrite these? I mean, is there the guess what do you project if you don't mind sharing kind of, you know, where it is now to where you think you can take a property like this.   Johannes Urpelainen 11:03 So the underwriting is surprisingly similar to multifamily. You have all the same things, you have different expenses, your property management fees, you have gross income, the few things that I think are different one is the seasonality. So you gotta be ready for those slow seasons when you have to have reserves, and you might barely break even or even be at a loss. So that's a big one for something like this, these nine units, I think, right now, their gross total is probably something like 150,000. By just improving management, a little bit of renovation, we can probably add another 20 to 25%. And if we then get into this, like lamping, and other general store mode, we might bring in another 15%. So at that point, we would pay well over 200,000. And that would be a pretty good place to be.   Sam Wilson  11:53 Got it. Okay, that is that's absolutely awesome. I love I love looking off the beaten path. I mean, the hospitality sector, of course, has done really well in the last couple of years. Is there? Is there any fear and or contingency plans if we go into a recession? Or if maybe the cash flows change?   Johannes Urpelainen 12:15 So for a recession, I'm not too concerned about the recession, because in my role, looking at the data that we have, these malls are limited. Service hotels tend to do well, even in a recession, they might not do crazy well, but they'll do well enough that we can pay the mortgage and the expenses and all that something like the pandemic, if that happened again, that would be a tough place to be. But I think maybe now that we've seen it, once we have a better idea of how to play it, I wouldn't expect the same kind of uncoordinated, you know, a blind get a lockdown. So I think we would say something a lot more kind of targeted and sophisticated next time around.   Sam Wilson  12:57 Right, right. Yeah, absolutely. You have been involved in some really unique, unique investments. I know you and I talked a little bit about a 3d printing opportunity that you're involved in right now. Can you give us give me some insight on that what kind of turn left out of the hospitality space maybe a little bit and talk about this other opportunity that you find compelling?   Johannes Urpelainen  13:20 Absolutely. This was actually a key reason why I went from being just a passive investor to, to active. So about a year ago, I made a venture capital investment, my only venture capital investment in my life, to this company called Family communities, which is based in Houston, Texas, and they use 3d printing technology to produce these duplexes that they will then rent out so it's built to rent. But with this technology that dramatically reduces the cost and time to develop this when I made the investment and visited them. The CEO actually asked me to help them. So I joined the company. As a consultant, I've been helping them with developing these sites, looking at the markets doing some underwriting, financing, things like this. And what is cool about this really is that real estate is kind of a legacy industry, right? We don't see too many new innovations roughly the same as 100 years ago. But with 3d printing, that could change because if we can drive down the cost very significantly, and build these a lot faster, we could really start making progress on the housing shortage, which is pretty extreme in the United States today. So I've had a great time working with this company. And that experience kind of gave me the confidence to go and start doing my own joint ventures and syndications.   Sam Wilson  14:41 That's really cool. Kind of a backdoor entrance into the into the real estate market as a whole. What size of home how fast can it be produced? What are the major? Obviously a housing shortage is one of the components that we're trying to solve. But how does this How does this meet many of the problems that we're facing today?   Johannes Urpelainen 15:03 So let's say we have a family that's looking for a home and they want a house, they don't want to live in a studio apartment or something like that. Okay. And it's pretty hard to find those today, just a year ago, they were very expensive. Now, they're a bit less expensive, but it's 7% interest rates, the Bank is not going to give you the money, right. So what we do is we build these 3d printed duplexes, so two units in each, they have a yard, and the only common wall is between the garages, right. So there's not really the sense of living next to a neighbor, right, they're more like separated from each other, the size of the unit is about the smallest one that we have is about 1300 square foot. So it's like a very small house size, it comes with a full garage, where you can actually fit three cars, there's a, there's a backyard, there's a fence, all the appliances, everything is very top notch, and then you pay rent as if you were living in an apartment complex, but it feels more like single feminine living, which again, for families in particular is in very high demand.   Sam Wilson  16:17 Are they? So when you say 3d printed? Does that mean the walls? Does that mean the roof? What is what of this is 3d printed? And how does it speed up the process?   Johannes Urpelainen 16:27 Yeah so of course, you need to start with the site work. And that is done. As always, there's the usual leveling, beside the infrastructure, all that that is what it is, we don't have any major innovations on that. But then when you actually put together the kind of like structure of the house that is done with the 3d printer in one week, okay. So instead of, you know, weeks and weeks, months of work, you put the structure together in one week, and it's designed in a way that everything's kind of ready, the electric is very easy to put in, the plumbing is raised to put in, you put the roof on it, you put in the flooring, the appliances, and you're basically ready to go. So we can reduce the overall time by months, we can probably reduce it to a half by with 3d printing.   Sam Wilson  17:15 Wow, that's wild. What about building codes? I mean, I don't even know the right question to ask on this. But the materials that whatever materials it takes to do 3d printing, how has been getting that incorporated into the local building codes? What's what's been that process? Like?   Johannes Urpelainen  17:34 That's a great question, it is a very important issue. Fortunately, Texas is an easier place to do this than many others, because mostly, the building codes are pretty easygoing. And zoning is not extremely restrictive, what we did for the first time, so this is a very early stage, this is a tech company, right? With the first side is just build a good relationship with this community. It's called Waller. It's northwest of Houston, about an hour's drive on their Houston Austin Highway, which was just opened up about a year back and it's now seeing this massive migration into it, because a great place to live. And so we just built this relationship with tell their, you know, Town Council and all the other people that we have the solution here we can build first dozens and then hundreds of units for you. We can bring in people here, there is a very large factory there with this company, Daikon, which is, I think, the largest producer of H back equipment in North America. So their biggest site is there, that site alone has 10,000 people working there. And they typically drive two hours to work right now. We can reduce that to 30 minutes. So it's very attractive for the community. Think about the tax income economic with this.   Sam Wilson  18:49 Yeah, absolutely. No, that's really, really fascinating. I love I love out of the box solutions. And this will be a fun one to see as you guys bring it to market and see this kind of catch on. Johanna, it's been a pleasure having you on the show today. I've learned so much from you. I don't know much about either of the things you talked about today. So I got a full education here listening to you talk just about 3d printing, manufactured housing, talking about taking hotels, and getting into the hospitality space, how you got involved in that, where you're finding opportunity, bringing property managers on and how you're turning those, and really just finding unique opportunities here in the commercial real estate space. So thank you for taking the time to come on and share your experience with us today. If our listeners want to get in touch with you learn more about you. What is the best way to do that?   Johannes Urpelainen  19:36 Yeah so I would first of all, check our website. It's called Oasis equity. So just always equities.com and easiest way to get in touch with me directly is on LinkedIn. I'm the only $100 bill on the world so I'm pretty easy to find.   Sam Wilson  19:51 Fantastic. Dr. Johanna, certainly appreciate your time today. Thank you so much. We'll talk again soon.   Johannes Urpelainen 19:56 Thanks for having me.   Sam Wilson  26:21 Hey, thanks for listening to the How to Scale Commercial Real EstatePodcast if you can do me a favor and subscribe and leave us a review on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google podcasts, whatever platform it is you use to listen If you can do that for us that would be a fantastic help to the show it helps us both attract new listeners as well as rank higher on those directories so appreciate you listening thanks so much and hope to catch you on the next episode.

The Imagine Neighborhood

Hi there, Listeners!  Oh, um, I mean . . .LisTINers?  Listenersesessess? . . . Hmmm...Anyway, friends—this week on The Imagine Neighborhood™ we're doing a Q&A episode, which is where we answer (As!) questions (Qs!) sent in this season by YOU, our awesome Neighbors!  Or, eh . . . Should we call you "Neighborinos". . . or maybe "Neighborlings"?Well, we'll get back to that . . .As I was saying, today Vac and I got to go through all the mail we've received this season and decided to read your messages and answer some of your letters right here on the show!  You asked some really interesting  questions about us, and about Cap'n Marion and Princess Donnasaurus, too—wanting to know about our favorite animals, our friends, and even what we do to help ourselves calm down when we feel worried!  We hope you like today's episode, and if your question didn't get answered this time, don't worry—we'll have more listener-questions in an upcoming show . . . er, um, I mean . . . listenarian-questions?  Hey, I know! How about you tell us what you'd like to be called?!Have your grown-up email us at kind@imagineneighborhood.org—or leave us a comment on our Instagram or Facebook page—and tell us what name you think friends of The Imagine Neighborhood should be called! We can't wait to read all the cool suggestions you come up with!Special thanks to Florence, Travis, Harper, and Kobe for being part of today's show. We loved getting your letters and being able to answer your questions, and most of all, we loved when you told us—how were you kind today?Have a great week, everybody, and watch out for those draggers!Scotty

Teaching Learning Leading K-12
Lesley Koplow - Popcorn Comes to School: The Story of a Kitten in Kindergarten - 516

Teaching Learning Leading K-12

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 32:07


Lesley Koplow - Popcorn Comes to School: The Story of a Kitten in Kindergarten. This is episode 516 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast. Lesley Koplow is a clinical social worker, teacher and author who lives in New York City. She is the Director of Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College, founder of Networks for Schools That Heal and a psychotherapist in private practice.  Lesley is the author of several books including; Where Rag Dolls Hide Their Faces, The Way Home, Unsmiling Faces: How Preschools Can Heal, Creating Schools That Heal, Bears, Bears Everywhere: Supporting Children's Emotional Health in the Classroom, Tanya and the Tobo Man, Politics Aside; Our Children and Their Teachers in Score-Driven Times, and Emotionally Responsive Practice: A Path for Schools That Heal.  Lesley is also the author of a children's series A Story for Children in the Time of COVID…Lilah in the Land of the Littles , Jasmine's Big Idea, and Wilson's Wishes… and now Popcorn Comes to School: The Story of a Kitten in Kindergarten. Lesley has previously appeared on  Episode 378 - Lilah in the Land of the Littles , Episode 414 - Jasmine's Big Idea , and Episode 460 - Wilson's Wishes So much to talk about. Thanks for joining us! But wait... The new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington. Connect with Brian at briankbuffington@gmail.com or go to his website at  https://briankbuffington.com/ He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool. Thanks, Brian! Oh, yeah... Could you do me a favor? Please go to my website at https://www.stevenmiletto.com/reviews/ or open the podcast app that you are listening to me on and would you rate and review the podcast? That would be Awesome. Thanks! Hey, I've got another favor...could you share the podcast with one of your friends, colleagues, and family members? Hmmm? What do you think? That would so awesome! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for listening! Connect & Learn More: https://www.bankstreet.edu/about-bank-street/staff/lesley-koplow/ lkoplow@bankstreet.edu koplowschoolsthatheal@gmail.com Episode 378 - Lilah in the Land of the Littles Episode 414 - Jasmine's Big Idea Episode 460 - Wilson's Wishes https://www.amazon.com/Popcorn-Comes-School-Kitten-Kindergarten/dp/1088058663 https://books.apple.com/us/book/popcorn-comes-to-school/id6442927509 https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/popcorn-comes-to-school-lesley-koplow/1141917866 Length - 32:07

Wargames To Go
Wargames To Go 23.2 - Spanish-American War (part 2, with Jason Perez)

Wargames To Go

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 122:31


Come join the new Wargames To Go (and Boardgames To Go) discord server https://discord.io/BoardgamesToGo For a couple reasons, this episode has been my white whale, almost taking me down. I would certainly understand if any of my listeners gave up on me along the way, thinking the podcast had faded away entirely, or that I wasn't interested in wargaming any more. Not true! Listeners of my other podcast--the longstanding BoardgamesToGo about family strategy boardgames--know that I've still been active. I've even kept the flame of wargaming alive, playing a title here & there, reading history, watching films, and dabbling in online communities like Twitter and Discord. I even spent a weekend with wargame designer David Thompson where he beat me in a hex & counter wargame (not normally his thing, but mine!), showed me the brand-new Resist! game, and I also visited the nearby National Museum of the USAF. So what was it? What has kept me from closing out this wargame topic for so many months? The first is the topic itself. What started out as a little exploration of a lesser-known, short war with Teddy Roosevelt and his charge up San Juan Hill ballooned into a wider study of America's pivot to overseas colonialism and empire. It involves US national policy, ethical debates over the nature of democracy, a technological leap in naval power, islands in multiple oceans, and millions of other peoples who were fighting for their own American-style independence from foreign empires. That's a BIG topic, and it was the inspiration for my featured interview contained in this episode. The second reason was simply personal. I've spent most of the last year thinking I was going to be making a big change in my life, relocating overseas to Europe. I put a lot of things "on hold" while I worked on that, but it has ultimately not panned out. Ok, time to pick myself up, dust myself off, and start all over again. Except that it's not really "starting all over," because I've still got my good family, home, job...and wargame podcast. To a large extent, I simply need to get this episode behind me, which will close out this topic and let me move on to the next. The nature and history of American imperialism is such an enormous topic that I'll never do it justice. It has been fascinating and important for me to learn more about this subject--one of the great joys of my wargaming hobby is how it repeatedly opens up new understandings of history. I'm just going to do the best I can to wrap this up and then get energized all over again by the next topic. Books • The War Lovers, by Evan Thomas • The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century, by Clay Risen • Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, by Stephen Kinzer • How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States, by Daniel Immerwahr Films • Rough Riders • Heneral Luna • Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War Jason Perez (Popesixtus) In addition to my closing comments about the games, books, and films I encountered for this episode, I was motivated to reach out to Jason "Shelf Stories" Perez for a featured interview. Over the summer, as I was thinking about the breadth of this topic, Jason popped onto my radar screen for his work with the thoughtful retheming of the classic eurogame Puerto Rico for its 20th anniversary into Puerto Rico 1897, which keeps the award-winning gameplay but fixes the cultural ignorance of the original. Though obviously not a wargame, it IS more aware of this history into which it is set, something eurogames have not usually done well. Picking the year 1897 reveals a significance to the Sp-Am War that was just around the corner, too. Then I noticed Jason had posted some other interesting videos about the cultural awareness (or not) of wargames. I knew I wanted to interview him for this episode. As you'll hear, Jason does consider himself a wargamer, but he does call himself a fan of "history games." He's passionate about history, especially the history of peoples, and proudly identifies himself with historian/political scientist Howard Zinn and his People's History of the United States. I suspect that point-of-view isn't for everybody, but it's exactly what I wanted to hear about for this podcast. Think about it and make up your own mind. -Mark P.S. I'm not 100% certain what my next topic will be, but I think it has to be a revisit of Gettysburg...since I literally revisited the battlefield this summer with a friend and listener of this podcast! Tom took me to Gettysburg which we'd both seen before, and later I started listening to Stephen Sears' book about the campaign. I'm thinking an interesting angle is to focus on the cavalry actions of Gettysburg campaign, from Brandy Station to the screened army marches to the cav-vs-cav skirmish east of the town itself. Hmmm...

The Imagine Neighborhood

Hi there, Listeners!  Oh, um, I mean . . .LisTINers?  Listenersesessess? . . . Hmmm...Anyway, friends—this week on The Imagine Neighborhood™ we're doing a Q&A episode, which is where we answer (As!) questions (Qs!) sent in this season by YOU, our awesome Neighbors!  Or, eh . . . Should we call you "Neighborinos". . . or maybe "Neighborlings"?Well, we'll get back to that . . .As I was saying, today Vac and I got to go through all the mail we've received this season and decided to read your messages and answer some of your letters right here on the show!  You asked some really interesting  questions about us, and about Cap'n Marion and Princess Donnasaurus, too—wanting to know about our favorite animals, our friends, and even what we do to help ourselves calm down when we feel worried!  We hope you like today's episode, and if your question didn't get answered this time, don't worry—we'll have more listener-questions in an upcoming show . . . er, um, I mean . . . listenarian-questions?  Hey, I know! How about you tell us what you'd like to be called?!Have your grown-up email us at kind@imagineneighborhood.org—or leave us a comment on our Instagram or Facebook page—and tell us what name you think friends of The Imagine Neighborhood should be called! We can't wait to read all the cool suggestions you come up with!Special thanks to Florence, Travis, Harper, and Kobe for being part of today's show. We loved getting your letters and being able to answer your questions, and most of all, we loved when you told us—how were you kind today?Have a great week, everybody, and watch out for those draggers!Scotty

The Andy Ramage Podcast
17487 - The fisherman and the CEO

The Andy Ramage Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 3:29


It is too easy in both business and life to charge off in one direction expending all your energy into something that you later discover is not what you want. Years spent climbing the corporate ladder only to reach the top and find out it's leaning against the wrong wall.The following story had a great impact on me when I first heard it. I do not claim this story as my own and I have no idea of where the original came from, so I apologise in advance for not crediting the correct source.My hope is that this little story might also have a big impact on you:**One day a CEO was taking a break from his company conference at a beach resort near Mexico. In need of some fresh air, he took a stroll towards a little harbour where he noticed a few fishing boats jostling for position.He decided to take a seat and watch the world go by. At the same time, a fisherman who had just finished pulling in his catch took a seat next to the CEO, stretched his legs and smiled.It was just after midday and the CEO was intrigued to know if the fisherman was done for the day. So he plucked up the courage to ask:‘Hi there, you seem happy with your catch, is that you all done for the day or do you go out fishing again?'‘It is a fine catch and yes that's me finished for the day' replied the fisherman.‘You're a lucky man,' said the CEO,'my day is only beginning.'The CEO in full conference mode paused for a minute then asked another question:‘Have you ever considered going out fishing again?'‘No, why would I? I have enough money for my family and some nice food for dinner. My home is 2 minutes from here and looks out onto the great ocean. My lovely wife is waiting for me to return, so we can celebrate with a nice lunch, some loving, a siesta and wait for the kids to come home from school. Then as a family, we will catch up with the day's activities, share stories, eat some nice food, laugh, watch the beautiful sunset, maybe sing a little and then sleep likes babies.''Sounds nice,' remarked the CEO he paused again.The fisherman smiled and stretched his legs.‘But just imagine if you went out fishing again - you could catch twice as many fish and make twice as much money. Fair enough you might not finish until 7 pm every day but you would have enough money to buy more boats.'‘Hmmm ok,' said the fisherman, trying to understand the point.‘Once you have more boats you can employ other fishermen to do the work for you.'‘Ok and what next' said the fisherman.‘Well you could expand your fleet. Of course, this would take years of hard work but there is no reason why you couldn't create a massive business just like mine and if you're really lucky, float on the stock exchange. I could help you?'‘Ok and then what?'‘Well by then you will be at retirement age and you could sell the company and buy yourself a house somewhere near the sea. You could kick back with your wife and grandkids eat nice food, take siestas, watch the sunsets, laugh, sing a little and enjoy the good life.'‘I'm confused' said the fisherman.********I hope this little story helps remind you of what's important.

The Craig Silverman Show
Episode 121 - Looking Down featuring filmmaker Ari Folman, Rev. Gino Geraci and Remembering Bella

The Craig Silverman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 190:21


Rundown -    Ari Folman - 16:23   Gino Geraci - 53:20   Troubadour Dave Gunders - 02:49:09   "Looking Down" by Dave Gunders - 03:02:46   Show begins with rundown of 11-4-22 sentencing of monstrous man who murdered Isabella Thallas and gravely wounded Darian Simon. Michael Close was sentenced to Life plus 48 years by Judge Lisa Arnold and the courtroom scene is described. Find out the chilling words spoken Friday afternoon in Denver District Courtroom 5A.   Are we on the threshold of widespread political violence in America? Is this unique to the USA or is something going on all around the world as climate change and new economic realities roil societies? Social media, especially Twitter (Elon Musk), plays its role, and is examined.   Filmmaker Ari Folman directed the Oscar-nominated animated documentary film, Waltz with Bashir (2008). Folman's latest project is another animated film based on the life of Anne Frank during the Holocaust, named Where Is Anne Frank? We discuss the return of Bibi Netanyahu and whether he's on the take.   Folman's movie, Where is Anne Frank?, is being distributed worldwide and been purchased by many countries but not by USA, Israel, or Germany. Hmmm. Learn filmmaker Folman's perspective on these decisions, and his upcoming eleven-city American tour including Denver on November 9. https://www.du.edu/events/20th-annual-fred-audrey-f-marcus-holocaust-lecture   War is hell and Folman ought to know. The scars of his four year service in the IDF is apparent in this interview and his art. Folman is a wise man discouraged about the right turn politics has taken in Israel, and in America. We learn this Israeli's downcast view now of our country and our former president.   Gino Geraci has a more favorable view of former President Trump and is a longtime broadcaster on the Christian radio side of the Salem Media Group. Geraci's daily show delivers a mixture of news and culture from a Biblical Worldview and answers questions from a Scriptural perspective.   Gino Geraci and host go at it, discussing history and then current events. Radio hosts Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, Dan Caplis and Jenna Ellis are discussed. The political strains between former friends is addressed and Geraci advocates love. Is that possible? https://947fmtheword.com/radioshow/crosswalk   We discuss the hate displayed toward poor Paul Pelosi who was struck in the head by a hammer wielding intruder bent on kneecapping the man's 80 year old wife, Nancy Pelosi. How low can our society go? What kind of sickos would perpetrate such disinformation? Why are they often prominent Christians?   Show Troubadour Dave Gunders delivers perfect song titled, Looking Down, which is the way current polling looks for Dem chances to retain Congress. Election deniers are poised to win in GA and AZ. Great discussion of disturbing current events including Kyrie Irving, Kanye West and 6th Ave. icy smashups.   What is the origin of antisemitism? Do Jews look down on non-Jews or vice versa? And what does the certainty of an eternal afterlife for Christians mean for the rest of us? Does that mean Jews are expendable because they're going to hell anyway? Now, that's looking down.   The Craig Silverman Show - every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Colorado time

Rock N Roll Pantheon
ImmaLetYouFinish... Episode One Hundred-Seventeen: So That's The New Song, Hmmm...

Rock N Roll Pantheon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 42:25


It's Immaletyoufinish #117! Court & Amy wonder how hits are made, kick Kyrie to the curb and wish that Rihanna had a better song; but we love her!!! ImmaLetYouFinish... is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcast Network.

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson
Peter Tolan Live On Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Game Changers With Vicki Abelson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 76:34


Peter Tolan Live on Game Changers With Vicki Abelson Oh please! That was just too much fun. Nirvana for this fan girl to catch up with 14-time Emmy Nominee, and two-time winner, Peter Tolan. In the midst of a Rescue Me re-binge, if you've never seen it or it's been years, do not pass go, run. Please. Brilliant, real, hysterical, terrifying, it's perfect TV. In my all-time top 5. Peter, bless him, is opinionated and fearless in recounting people, events, and choices, which makes for great conversation and interweb TV. We started with his recent collaboration with Norman Lear, Guess Who Died, which did just that. With that loaded deck, it's crazy that NBC pulled the plug. But, it dealt with older folk… who wants to represent them. Us. Hmmm. We talked his early days in theatre, sketch, cabaret, his early collaborations, a running theme throughout his career… from Linda Wallem, Garry Shandling, Dennis Leary, Billy Crystal, Paul Reiser, and the before mentioned Norman Lear, the man keeps good company. He earns it… and demands it. Breaking almost every rule, from his first spec script landing him a staff writing gig on that very show, unheard of, to getting producing credit before he earned it, an unearned Emmy as he calls it… to earning every one of those other 13 nods, and the nest Emmy Statue he took home. Fascinating, fun conversation about Carole Burnet, Murphy Brown, getting The Larry Sanders Show, connecting on The Job, creating and making Rescue Me, Analyze This with an intimidating Robert DeNiro, the Mad About You update, Helen Hunt, and the creative crisis Peter found himself in, just pre-pandemic, when two of his babies were thrown out with the bathwater. All-in-all, a lotta laughs, of course, there were… look at the man's credits… a lot of insight, intelligence, and clarity. Damn, I had a good time. Enough of this, I have Season 3 episode 10 waiting for me. Peter Tolan Live on Game Changers With Vicki Abelson Wednesday, 11/2/22, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET Streamed Live on my Facebook Replay here: https://bit.ly/3Wq9OVk All BROADcasts, as podcasts, also available on iTunes apple.co/2dj8ld3 Stitcher bit.ly/2h3R1fla tunein bit.ly/2gGeItj Also on iHeartRadio, SoundCloud, Voox, OwlTail, Backtracks, PlayerFM, Himalaya, Podchaser, and Listen Notes Thanks to Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com Nicole Venables, now of Hiroshi Beverly Hills Hair Design, for the best tressed. And, Blue Microphones

ImmaLetYouFinish...
Episode One Hundred-Seventeen: So That's The New Song, Hmmm...

ImmaLetYouFinish...

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 42:25


It's Immaletyoufinish #117! Court & Amy wonder how hits are made, kick Kyrie to the curb and wish that Rihanna had a better song; but we love her!!! ImmaLetYouFinish... is a proud member of the Pantheon Podcast Network.

Palace Intrigue: A daily Royal Family podcast
Has Kate Middleton had it with Queen Camilla?

Palace Intrigue: A daily Royal Family podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 4:28


Hmmm is there a new family feud brewing? Speaking of game shows, Howie Mandel also felt like a bimbo on Deal or No Deal.

Teaching Learning Leading K-12
Eileen J. Donovan: A Lady Newspaperman's Dilemma - 515

Teaching Learning Leading K-12

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 39:07


Eileen J. Donovan: A Lady Newspaperman's Dilemma. This is episode 515 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast. Today I am talking with Eileen J. Donovan. Although born in New York City, where she spent most of her life, she has lived in six states and has visited most of the others. She earned her MA in English at Northern Arizona University. In one way or another, she has been writing her entire life, whether it was imaginative stories for her friends, or advertising copy for industrial clients. She never felt her stories were “good enough” to be published. At the persistent urging of her late husband, she finally agreed to seriously edit and revise one of them and take the plunge. Although accepted for publication, the book never made it all the way to print. However, she had the courage to pursue her dream of becoming a published author. Years later, her persistence paid off. Her traditionally published debut historical novel, Promises, won the 2019 Marie M Irvine Award for Literary Excellence. Her historical fiction, A Lady Newspaperman's Dilemma presently with Woodhall Press and released in September 2022, won the 2021 When Words Count nationwide competition. She's also had short stories published in various anthologies. Her non-fiction essay appeared in the 2021 Chicken Soup for the Soul Blessing of Christmas.  She lives in Manhattan, New York and is a member of Authors Guild, SCBWI, Women's National Book Association, and The Historical Novel Society. Today we will be focused on writing and her recently released book - A Lady Newspaperman's Dilemma … Awesome read! Awesome talk! But wait... The new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington. Connect with Brian at briankbuffington@gmail.com or go to his website at  https://briankbuffington.com/ He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool. Thanks, Brian! Oh, yeah... Could you do me a favor? Please go to my website at https://www.stevenmiletto.com/reviews/ or open the podcast app that you are listening to me on and would you rate and review the podcast? That would be Awesome. Thanks! Hey, I've got another favor...could you share the podcast with one of your friends, colleagues, and family members? Hmmm? What do you think? That would so awesome! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for listening!   Connect & Learn More: https://www.ejdonovan.com/ https://www.authorsguild.org/ https://go.authorsguild.org/members Length - 39:07

Mind and the Motorcycle
MIND AND THE MOTORCYCLE-NAKED NEWS IMPROV-YEAR 2 VOLUME 107-NOVEMBER 1, 2022

Mind and the Motorcycle

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 33:13


HEY. HOW YOU DOING? I AM FINE AND FEEL PRETTY GOOD AFTER FINISHING UP THIS EPISODE OF NAKED NEWS IMPROV. IT ALWAYS FEELS LIKE I'M AUDITIONING FOR THE ROLE OF A GUY, WHO HAS A WEEKLY NEWS PODCAST.  HMMM

The Midlife Makeover Show - Divorce, Empty Nest, Retirement, Financial Freedom, Midlife Crisis, Healthy Habits

What is the ONE thing standing in the way of living your best life? Hmmm. What could it be? Your stressful job? Your dull marriage? Your needy friends? Your mound of debt? The gas prices? What prevents you from being your untethered, unhinged, unstoppable, and unleashed self? What's stops you from moving forward in your life? What blocks you from being truly happy?    On today's episode you will learn the ONE ☝️  thing standing in your way and the 5 ways to get it OUT of your way! Yes way!  Enjoy the show! XOXO  

Young Till We Die
#76 HMMM vol 5 w/ Alex Klump and Ellen Rumel

Young Till We Die

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 99:00


Our 5th annual horror movie marathon just in the nick of time. We discuss Peeping Tom (1960) Possession (1981) Bones (2001) & Amer (2009)

Teaching Learning Leading K-12
Richard Owens & Anthony Cook: How can we make the college prep process equitable? - 514

Teaching Learning Leading K-12

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 66:55


Richard Owens & Anthony Cook: How can we make the college prep process more equitable? This is episode 514 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast. Today I'm talking with Anthony Cook and Richard Owens: Anthony is currently the Coordinator of College and Career Counseling at Osceola County School District in Kissimmee Florida. The National College Attainment Network (NCAN) recently named Cook one of 15 College and Career Readiness Fellows across the United States and the sole Fellow from Florida. Cook earned a Master of Science (M.S.) focused in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling from Stetson University. Richard Owens, The Managing Director of Programs at Tarrant To & Through Partnership (T3 Partnership), began his career in the classroom teaching fifth-grade math and science, and later joined Teach for America in a variety of roles.  As a senior managing director for Teach for America he built a community of more than 600 equity-driven corps members and alumni. With a focus on the power of diversity, Richard increased team composition from 25 to 45 percent people of color with varied backgrounds and experiences. He also designed and led staff learning experiences focused on the integration of personal values, cultivated relationships with key stakeholders and fostered an organizational culture that contributed to a 20 percent increase in teacher satisfaction. Most recently, Richard served as a District Support Consultant at the Holdsworth Center. In this role, he supported two North Texas districts is assessing and revamping their district wide talent development systems and practices. Richard earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Georgia. He is a graduate of the Cobb County School District in Marietta, Georgia. Our Focus is… How can we make the college prep process equitable? With the average school counselor ratio in public high schools 400 students to 1 counselor, it is difficult for school counselors to devote attention to each student and their needs.  Therefore, many families spend thousands of dollars hiring outside college prep counselors to assist their children. What about the families that can't afford outside college prep? How can we create equity in the college application process?  So much to learn! Cool conversation! But wait... The new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington. Connect with Brian at briankbuffington@gmail.com or go to his website at  https://briankbuffington.com/ He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool. Thanks, Brian! Oh, yeah... Could you do me a favor? Please go to my website at https://www.stevenmiletto.com/reviews/ or open the podcast app that you are listening to me on and would you rate and review the podcast? That would be Awesome. Thanks! Hey, I've got another favor...could you share the podcast with one of your friends, colleagues, and family members? Hmmm? What do you think? That would so awesome! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for listening! Connect & Learn More: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-cook-13623513a/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-owens-57a56147/ https://t3partnership.org/ https://www.facebook.com/T3partnership https://www.instagram.com/T3partnership/ https://twitter.com/T3partnership https://www.linkedin.com/company/t3partnership/ Length - 01:06:55

The Glen Gauer Podcast
Why skipping halloween will keep your kids safe. Pray this prayer.

The Glen Gauer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 55:19


In this Episode… Is it safe to celebrate halloween?  Trick or treat?  And, what are we celebrating, anyway?   Years ago we used to say, “teach the children well”.  What are adults teaching the children about the arguably most celebrated holiday on the planet?  Hmmm…what if we treated Easter and Corpus Christi this way!?! This podcast may make you think twice about October 31.  Not only will it make you rethink how you look at Halloween, you may want to skip it altogether.     TIMESTAMP 1:11 intro  2:14 Zach former high wizard in satanic church 3:30 *the tale of halloween (origins) 6:10 satanists meet at Stonehenge halloween 6:40 origin of jack o lantern 8:45 still happening today! 9:43 Mel Gibson 2004 quote 10:34 story of two abducted kids on halloween 12:06 John Ramirez, former satanists  13:40 is this really a church holiday?  14:15 What is really all saints day? 15:00 are we being duplicite?   16:06 Mother Angelica Live on Halloween 18:20 aren't you too rigid? 19:05 discernment 21:35 how do you know you're not participant in satans holiday?  24:00 how many satanists in America? 25:28 crime rates on halloween 27:22 Do you still feel comfortable celebrating halloween? 28:58 the movie “Terrified 2”  29:39 The two ways doctrine.  31:10 Remember your death 38:08 What is Mission Blueprint doing for halloween?      42:07 The Takeaways!  PRAYER FOR RELEASE FROM ANCESTRAL CURSES Eternal Father, You are the only Immortal God, Who is love, merciful and kind.  Look at Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and have mercy.  I offer You the pains of His scourging at the pillar, His wounds and Blood for all Your people who are living under the weight of the curse due to sins of their ancestors and their disobedience for breaking the covenant they made with You.  May You set us free through the scourging of Your Son, heal us through His wounds and save us through His Precious Blood.  Amen.      Precious Blood of Jesus Christ - release us from the curses.      Holy Wounds of Jesus Christ - heal our wounds.        By Your scourging - seal us.  Amen.   (All who are under curses and constantly say this prayer shall be free from their curses.  Any family that is suffering from the curse of sins committed by their forefathers, who makes a 144 day novena through this prayer, will be freed.  All who break a covenant and are supposed to die shall be saved ans also released from their curse if they constantly say this prayer and repent.) Listen to Zachary King “The Tale of Halloween” - https://archive.org/details/TheTaleOfHalloween Zachary King Testimony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im8F63I0O9A Mother Angelica on Halloween:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxEvkqNayTk  Find Glen at:   https://www.glengauer.com or  https://www.mission-blueprint.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionblueprint Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missionblueprint/ Donate today -  https://mission-blueprint.kindful.com  

Afterwork: With Dan and Brooks
#197 Hmmm, that was something

Afterwork: With Dan and Brooks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 20:00


I hit record and then realized we only had 20 mins to record on the SD card. a fast paced episode. afterworkpod@gmail.com 

Horror Hill: A Horror Anthology and Scary Stories Series Podcast
S7E08 - "Hello Brother" - Horror Hill

Horror Hill: A Horror Anthology and Scary Stories Series Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 58:26 Very Popular


Welcome to Season 7, Episode 8! I'm your host Erik Peabody, and tonight brings us to our Halloween episode. What trope will we focus on this evening? Hmmm….. Pertrifying pumpkins perhaps? Tainted candy? Zombie neighbors? No… that's been done to death. I guess you'll just have to stay tuned to find out!  To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/ChillingEntertainmentYT Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or by using this link: https://bit.ly/HorrorHillPodcast If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be amazing! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: https://bit.ly/HorrorHillPodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Morning Briefings
Are you a good pray-er? October 27, 2022

Morning Briefings

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022


What makes a good pray-er? Hmmm... what is a good pray-er?

Teaching Learning Leading K-12
Vicki Cody Talks About Her Books Army Wife and Fly Safe - 513

Teaching Learning Leading K-12

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 50:48


Vicki Cody talks about her books Army Wife: A Story of Love and Family in the Heart of the Army and Fly Safe: Letters From the Gulf War and Reflections from Back Home. This is episode 513 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.  Vicki Cody grew up in Burlington, Vermont and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1975, with a BS degree in education. For the next 33 years she was an Army wife, supporting her husband in his career. While raising their two sons and moving all over the United States and overseas, she served as a coach and mentor for Army spouses and as an advocate for Army families. Vicki has received numerous awards for her work on behalf of military families. In 2007, she was written into the Congressional Record in a tribute to her by Congressman Sylvestre Reyes, for her writings about Army life and her contributions to the nation as an Army wife and Army mom. In 2021, Vicki, along with her husband Dick, received the General Creighton Abrams Medal for Service from the Association of the United States Army. She is the author of Your Soldier, Your Army: A Parents' Guide and most recently, the revised edition, Your Soldier, Your Army: A Family Guide, both of which were published by the Association of the United States Army. This book is free of charge to everyone. To date, over 500,000 copies of these books have been distributed. Her articles have appeared in numerous military magazines and publications. Her first memoir, Army Wife: A Story of Love and Family in the Heart of the Army was published in 2016 by She Writes Press. Army Wife won the 2016 USA Best Book Award for narrative non-fiction, was a Finalist for the 2016 Foreword Indies Book of the Year in the military category, and was listed in Kirkus Reviews Top Indie Books of 2016. Her new memoir, Fly Safe- Letters from the Gulf War and Reflections from Back Home, was released in August 2021 by She Writes Press. Fly Safe was a finalist for the 2021 Best Book Awards in the History/Military category; made the Kirkus Reviews 2021 list of Great Indie Books worth discovering; and is a finalist for the Military and Front Lines Book Award in the Chanticleer International Book Awards. She and her husband of forty-six years live in the Washington, DC area. Their two sons, both Apache helicopter pilots, continue to serve on active duty in the US Army. We will focus on Vicki's books - Army Wife: A Story of Love and Family in the Heart of the Army and Fly Safe: Letters from the Gulf War and Reflections from Back Home. So much to learn! Powerful books! But wait... The new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington. Connect with Brian at briankbuffington@gmail.com or go to his website at  https://briankbuffington.com/ He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool. Thanks, Brian! Oh, yeah... Could you do me a favor? Please go to my website at https://www.stevenmiletto.com/reviews/ or open the podcast app that you are listening to me on and would you rate and review the podcast? That would be Awesome. Thanks! Hey, I've got another favor...could you share the podcast with one of your friends, colleagues, and family members? Hmmm? What do you think? That would so awesome! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for listening! Connect & Learn More: www.vickicody.com https://www.facebook.com/people/Vicki-Cody/100011167440813/ Length - 50:48

The Prime Pediatric Podcast
192: Do not let this be you: Please do not let this be you in your chiropractic career!

The Prime Pediatric Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 20:44


I had the absolute honor to present at the Colorado Chiropractic Association this past weekend and was asked some wonderful and insightful questions. But along the way I noticed that there are far to many seasoned chiropractors that have very little knowledge in taking care of children. I heard the far to common statement of “I wish I would have known/heard about this more when I was earlier in practice”! Hmmm…the ICPA has been around for decades, so where have you been or where have our teaching bodies fallen short?

Classic Audiobook Collection
The Push Of A Finger by Alfred Bester ~ Full Audiobook

Classic Audiobook Collection

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 102:31


The Push Of A Finger by Alfred Bester audiobook. Science fiction from the 50s by one of the masters, Alfred Bester. Society has committed itself to complete stability. Nothing is allowed to upset this stability, nothing that is not planned and approved and accounted for in advance. Yes, this is hard to imagine but this has produced decades, nay, centuries of predictable prosperity and peace. Even the newspapers have very little to write about. One reporter however is curious about the "Prog" building, where pronouncements are issued every day just as Moses issued the commandments. Everyone is locked out of course but he wants to know more, he wants in by any means and the results of that obsession are more far reaching than anyone can imagine. What would happen if just a tiny push with a finger to a critical element is made at the very beginning of a process? A little nudge that sends it in a completely different direction? Hmmm?

Żurnalista - Rozmowy bez kompromisów
Sławomir Peszko. Nieśmiały „wieśniak”?

Żurnalista - Rozmowy bez kompromisów

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 97:52


Nie wierzyłem w postać, która została stworzona przez media. Zawodowy sport wymaga wyrzeczeń na które często decydują się nieliczni. By zagrać w reprezentacji Polski potrzeba talentu i ciężkiej pracy. Droga, którą ma za sobą Sławek zaczynała się w Jedliczu.  I to nie była utarta ścieżka. On sam był dla siebie drogowskazem, drogą i maszyną poruszającą się naprzód. Stąd kolizje. Jak u każdego z nas. Tylko nie każdy dojeżdża tam gdzie gość mojego dzisiejszego odcinka. Wielu chciało go dojechać, ale... musieliby go najpierw dogonić by móc mu zrobić krzywdę. Dziękuje Sławek za rozmowę to był wielki zaszczyt. Hmmm. Ciekawe czy jest ktoś w Polsce kto nie zna Sławka Peszko? Link do książki zostawiam Wam tutaj: https://bit.ly/Ksiazka-Peszkografia Fragmenty w którym występuje Kuchnia Wikinga, engocars.com i GBS.pl są sponsorowane. Na kod PODCAST20 otrzymujecie 20% zniżki na www.GBS.PL

Locked On Raptors - Daily Podcast On The Toronto Raptors
Toronto Raptors go 0-2 vs. Nets & Heat, lose Scottie Barnes, but Pascal Siakam eases the sting w/ Vivek Jacob

Locked On Raptors - Daily Podcast On The Toronto Raptors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 42:25


In Episode 1266, Sean Woodley is joined by Vivek Jacob (Raptors.com) to recap the Toronto Raptors' 0-2 weekend against the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat in which they lost Scottie Barnes to a sprained ankle, but saw Pascal Siakam play like a true superstar. Off the top, Sean and Vivek discuss Siakam's incredible weekend, which featured a 37-12-11 triple-double against Brooklyn, and another near-triple-double (23-8-9) on Saturday night in Miami. If Siakam's gonna play this way, the Raptors are going to be just fine. Next, they examine the Scottie Barnes ankle injury, his performance through two-plus games to open the year, and how OG Anunoby's creation is going to be even more under the microscope if Barnes misses time. Lastly, Sean and Vivek run through their Good, Bad and Hmmm from the weekend, including the killer Nets broadcast team of Ian Eagle and Sarah Kustok, Siakam's mid-range shooting, Dalano Banton's struggles in the halfcourt, Malachi Flynn's catch-and-shoot work and much more! Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! LinkedIn LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/LOCKEDONNBA PrizePicks First time users can receive a 100% instant deposit match up to $100 with promo code LOCKEDON. That's PrizePicks.com – promo code; LOCKEDON Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Random Acts of Cinema
733 - La Dolce Vita

Random Acts of Cinema

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 99:46


It's Fellini-time!  Somehow it took our random number generator 4 seasons to finally pick a film in the Criterion Collection by this legendary Italian director.  But is all of the glamour and allure only ephemeral vanity in the acrid meaningless of it all?  Hmmm, someone should make a movie about that… If you'd like to watch ahead for next week's film, we will be discussing and reviewing Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now (1973).

How Bette Davis Saved My Life
No Justice, No Piece...of BRAAAINNS!!!: "Night of The Living Dead" (1968)

How Bette Davis Saved My Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 25:34


Who knew a 54 years old zombie movie would inspire better race relations today? Hmmm... George Romero's classic is groundbreaking on so many unexpected levels that it is shocking that the film was made!

Creek Talk Podcast-A Dawson's Creek Recap Show
Episode 62-(S3-Ep 24)-"True Love"

Creek Talk Podcast-A Dawson's Creek Recap Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 81:09


It's the Season 3 Finale Creek Talkers!! When did we get here????This week we have a wedding, a road trip, the ICONIC "Dawson Crying" meme, AND the teen couple of the hour FINALLY set sail together! Alone. Did I mention that they're teenagers? Be sure to have your Kleenex ready because this week we're recapping Season 3, Episode 23, "True Love."Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Joey (Katie Holmes) are helping Mitch (John Wesley Shipp) and Gale (Mary Margaret Humes) prepare for their wedding. When Dawson notices that Joey is mentally checked out, he realizes that maybe it's time to unlock the shackles and release her from his Spielbergian bedroom.Jen (Michelle Williams), Jack (Kerr Smith) & Andie (Meredith Monroe) all take a road trip, spear headed by Grams (Mary Beth Piel) to tell the "loves of their lives" exactly how they feel. Well, except for Andie. She's just there for the ride. Pacey (Joshua Jackson) is leaving for 3 months on his boat.  He has one last confrontation with Dawson and gets a big surprise before he leaves the dock. Will it be Joey???  DUH!We also discuss how fast time is flying by, how Jayme shares a birthday with this episode and how JVDB must've felt while reading these last few scripts. Hmmm...So, make sure you pack your life vest, and some extra underwear because this week, we're leaving Capeside for 3 months to breakdown the Season 3 Finale, "True Love!"**RATE & REVIEW US on Apple Podcasts & Spotify!**VISIT OUR LinkTree:https://linktr.ee/CreekTalkPodcast**FOLLOW US on INSTAGRAM @CreekTalkPodcast**FOLLOW US on TWITTER @CreekTalkPod**FOLLOW Jayme's Bookstagram @JayLynn_Booklover**JOIN OUR NEW FACEBOOK GROUP!~Click our LinkTree to Join! ~**WE WANNA HEAR FROM YOU!!~Send us your Feedback or a funny story to:CreekTalkPodcast@gmail.com and we'll read it on an upcoming episode!**Original Theme Song Written & Performed by Justin Michael**Original Lyrics Written by Stephen Gavis & Jayme Whitehead

Relentless Health Value
EP383: Direct Contracting as a Health System Business Strategy, With Nick Stefanizzi

Relentless Health Value

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 32:55 Very Popular


The show on direct contracting with Doug Hetherington (EP367) and also the one with Katy Talento (EP350), both of these experts have said that if an employer direct contracts with a provider organization, in general, the employer gets about 20% savings over the status quo. This makes sense—just cut out the middleman with an MLR (medical loss ratio) of plus or minus about 15% and you're at three-quarters of the way there. You might be thinking, “Well, maybe not so fast here, because then wouldn't FFS (fee-for-service) rates go up? Is it not Slide 1 on most carriers' sales decks how great they are at leveraging their vast buying power to negotiate discounts with hospitals?” Hmmm … if you think this, you're about to be shook. Turns out, carriers are not so good at negotiating rates with hospitals. For more on this topic, follow Leon Wisniewski on LinkedIn. Or check out an article entitled “Hospital prices vary widely, often higher with insurance than cash, The New York Times finds.” The big concerns for employers looking to direct contract, I think, are going to be threefold. And right now, I'm just speaking in general. This has nothing to do with the conversation that follows. But I think the three big concerns are this: Let's say the employer gets actual fee-for-service rates that are 20% less than average carrier negotiated rates. So, great … but will utilization go up if the wolf is watching the henhouse, so to speak? Especially if PCPs are owned by the hospital system and incented, as many are, to drive downstream utilization. It's been estimated that PCPs can drive $1,000,000+ of revenue when they refer in network to profitable service lines. What happens when this is unfettered, meaning no third party to do prior auth stuff for utilization management, for example? Some employers, for sure, could and certainly do hire a third party to do utilization management; but sometimes one of the contractual requirements of a health system direct contract is an easing of, let's just say, at least the most aggressive PA (prior auth) requirements. So now, all of a sudden, are more plan members getting more services that, even at a 20% discount, add up to a greater total spend? A counterpoint: I've heard more than one person who would know say that most PA programs don't actually do a whole lot except defer spend at best. Here's a quote from Scott Haas. He said, “The only value I have observed of the prior authorization process is the accumulation of data that is required of the stop-loss industry to establish known risk for them to laser risk. Cost shifting at its best. Other than that, I have rarely observed value to the patient, provider, or the plan sponsor.” One thing I am noticing is that those providers offering direct contracts are aware of this whole line of questioning and fear of the health system driving overutilization because incentives and might be doing things (the health system looking to direct contract) to mitigate those fears. Some are discussed later in this podcast. So, I don't know about whether plan sponsor spend would net-net go up if you get rid of PAs and profit-driven utilization management or go up enough to offset all of the admin costs and care gaps that crappy prior auths or prior auth processes slam patients and providers with. Big concern for employers (besides even if the price goes down will utilization go up—and then what's the net effect of that?): Will the provider's PPO (preferred provider organization) network be too narrow if I go with a direct contract with a health system, either legally running afoul of network adequacy rules or run afoul of employees just getting pissed off because their doctors are no longer in network? I guess there's a bunch of ways you can do things if you are a plan sponsor that might mitigate this, but I could still see it certainly being a concern. By aligning the plan sponsor with the provider, including getting all the data and just from a pop health perspective being able to align around priorities, does care quality, preventative care stuff, social determinants of health, and equity concerns … does this stuff actually start to improve patient health? There are plenty of examples—some that Nick Stefanizzi talks about in this podcast, including a great one with Whole Foods—where this is certainly the case. But as we in healthcare all know, not all cases are the same. As soon as any party in the mix starts trying to maximize their revenue with little regard to its impact on patients and clinicians, things can go south. For example, just speaking in general here, but I might bring up the whole “remember consolidating health systems?” They promised all kinds of care quality improvements as a result of owning the entire patient journey and consolidating data and … yeah, not so much with that. As we know, hospital systems who consolidated have no greater or better quality on the whole as unconsolidated health systems, despite the fact that their prices went up a lot. Now, I just have to say, this is not a parallel situation. When the health system consolidated, it was just providers consolidating, which may have actually exacerbated relationships with plan sponsors and payers as opposed to driving greater alignments. So, as I said, not a parallel situation. I think the point that I'm making is just because better patient care is theoretically possible doesn't necessarily mean it will happen when there are profits at stake. However, when incentives do align and true collaborations can occur amongst payers and providers or amongst any of the other stakeholders along the patient journey … yeah, some great stuff can happen. As I mentioned earlier, I am talking with Nick Stefanizzi, who is CEO over at Northwell Direct, which is Northwell's stand-alone, for-profit entity looking to direct contract with employers and their TPAs (third-party administrators). The board of Northwell, meaning the tax-exempt hospital system mother ship, that same board also oversees Northwell Direct. Northwell Direct has two main categories of product offerings. One is that they offer on-site and virtual clinics for employers. The other is that they offer a network to direct contract with. According to Nick Stefanizzi, a health system can offer significant price reductions because—and this mirrors a lot, as I mentioned earlier, what Doug Hetherington (EP367) and Katy Talento (EP350) said in earlier episodes—you can get rid of a ton of administrative burden that payers place on hospital systems, plus you get rid of the middleman carrier profit margins, plus the health system can drive additional volume, I'm assuming to profitable service lines with profitable commercial patients … patients who are profitable despite the 20% cut because, yes, commercial rates are still way higher than Medicare even if you cut 20% off the top. It's also, as Nick talks about in this episode, more possible to do value-based things and care for populations because there's plan sponsor/provider alignment and far better data capture.   You can learn more at northwelldirect.northwell.edu. Nick Stefanizzi is the chief executive officer of Northwell Health's direct-to-employer organization, Northwell Direct, which supports businesses through a full spectrum of customized employer health services. Prior to joining Northwell Direct, Nick served as chief administrative officer and later as interim chief executive officer of Formativ Health, a for-profit joint venture aimed at enhancing the patient and provider experience of and access to care. Nick also spent over eight years in various leadership roles within the Northwell Health system, focused on human resources (HR), organizational effectiveness, talent management, and HR technology. He was a leader within the health system's ambulatory network of over 450 physician offices and ambulatory locations, where he was responsible for the direct development, coordination, and administration of central administrative services, as well as the integration of the health system's network of clinical joint ventures. He also served as the chief of staff for the health system's chief information officer. Nick received a degree in international relations from Boston University and his MBA in healthcare administration from Hofstra University.   07:22 What do Northwell Health's main services look like? 08:05 How does Northwell Health save their clients 20%? 12:53 “Look, it is a selective network.” 13:22 What are the factors that allow Northwell Health to provide this 20% discount? 13:36 How does getting rid of the payer help the patient and provider relationship and reduce costs? 17:00 Why Northwell Health is selective, not narrow, in their network. 18:28 How does Northwell Health operationalize their direct network? 19:39 “Communication and change management and engagement.” 22:17 “Providers also want to be a part of this. They also have ideas.” 23:04 Where does the TPA fit into this model? 25:05 EP127 with Kris Smith, MD, MPP. 25:54 What are Northwell Health's must-haves for their TPA partners? 30:27 What's different about Northwell Health's approach?   You can learn more at northwelldirect.northwell.edu.   Nick Stefanizzi of @NorthwellHealth discusses #directcontracting on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #healthsystems What do Northwell Health's main services look like? Nick Stefanizzi of @NorthwellHealth discusses #directcontracting on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #healthsystems How does Northwell Health save their clients 20%? Nick Stefanizzi of @NorthwellHealth discusses #directcontracting on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #healthsystems “Look, it is a selective network.” Nick Stefanizzi of @NorthwellHealth discusses #directcontracting on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #healthsystems What are the factors that allow Northwell Health to provide this 20% discount? Nick Stefanizzi of @NorthwellHealth discusses #directcontracting on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #healthsystems How does getting rid of the payer help the patient and provider relationship and reduce costs? Nick Stefanizzi of @NorthwellHealth discusses #directcontracting on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #healthsystems “Communication and change management and engagement.” Nick Stefanizzi of @NorthwellHealth discusses #directcontracting on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #healthsystems “Providers also want to be a part of this. They also have ideas.” Nick Stefanizzi of @NorthwellHealth discusses #directcontracting on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #healthsystems Where does the TPA fit into this model? Nick Stefanizzi of @NorthwellHealth discusses #directcontracting on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #healthsystems What are Northwell Health's must-haves for their TPA partners? Nick Stefanizzi of @NorthwellHealth discusses #directcontracting on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #healthsystems What's different about Northwell Health's approach? Nick Stefanizzi of @NorthwellHealth discusses #directcontracting on our #healthcarepodcast. #healthcare #podcast #healthsystems Brian Klepper (Encore! EP335), Dr Aaron Mitchell (EP382), Karen Root, Mark Miller, AJ Loiacono, Josh LaRosa, Stacey Richter (INBW35), Rebecca Etz (Encore! EP295), Olivia Webb (Encore! EP337), Mike Baldzicki, Lisa Bari, Betsy Seals (EP375), Dave Chase, Cora Opsahl (EP373), Cora Opsahl (EP372), Dr Mark Fendrick (Encore! EP308), Erik Davis and Autumn Yongchu (EP371), Erik Davis and Autumn Yongchu (EP370), Keith Hartman, Dr Aaron Mitchell (Encore! EP282), Stacey Richter (INBW34), Ashleigh Gunter, Doug Hetherington, Dr Kevin Schulman, Scott Haas, David Muhlestein, David Scheinker, Ali Ucar  

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives
Notes from the Electronic Cottage 10/20/22: Election Voting Security

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 9:02


Producer/Host: Jim Campbell It’s election season and we’re hearing a lot of stuff that is pretty unbelievable. But we aren’t hearing much about voting machine companies doctoring votes at this point in time. Why is that? Hmmm. But even if we aren’t hearing a lot of about alleged voting machine fraud now, it’s still important to think about how we might guarantee that vote counting is accurate. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) thinks so and in October of 2022 released a TechBrief entitled “Election Security: Risk Limiting Audits.” It’s brief and offers Risk Limiting Audits (RLA) as a tool to ensure that electronic vote counting is accurate and transparent. Only four pages and definitely worth reading, here About the host: Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon's words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station's sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage. The post Notes from the Electronic Cottage 10/20/22: Election Voting Security first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.

News For Kids
Teaching Robots How to Laugh

News For Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 5:29


Hi students! Today I'm gonna start with a joke… are you ready? Why can't elephants use computers? Because they are afraid of the mouse! Do you get it? 你懂嗎? "Mouse" has two meanings. It can mean a small animal, but it also means a computer mouse! Mouse 有兩個意思,老鼠跟滑鼠! If you are a human, you should be able to understand that joke. But for a robot, a joke like that is super hard to understand! 我們人類聽得懂笑話,但是機器人可能很難聽懂。 In the future, scientists say people will use robots for many things. Robots will even be our friends and help take care of us. So, scientists are teaching robots how to laugh… at the right things! 現在,科學家在教機器人怎麼笑,還有甚麼時候可以笑! This isn't easy! But scientists say that one-day robots will be able to learn to laugh at the right time and that robots will be able to have fun, funny, and interesting conversations with people. 但是科學家說,有一天機器人會學會笑,也可以跟人類聊有趣、好玩的東西! Okay, before we go, one last joke: What kind of witch likes to go to the beach? A SAND-wich! Get it? Witches and sandwiches are completely different, but they both have the same sound at the end… so that's why the joke is funny. A "sand" witch! Do you think a robot could understand the sand-wich joke? Hmmm… maybe not now… but one day they will! ________________________________ Vocabulary 能夠聽懂笑話並且還會講笑話,這樣的機器人可有趣了。 1. joke 笑話 I want a robot that can tell jokes. 我想要個會講笑話的機器人。 Then I won't feel bored all the time.這樣我就不會總是覺得無聊。 I can tell you jokes. 我可以講給你聽。 2. understand 了解 I also want my robot to understand my jokes. 我也想要機器人聽懂我的笑話。 That would be hard. 這就有點難了。 Even I don't get your jokes sometimes. 連我有時候都聽不懂你的笑話。 3. laugh 笑 You don't have to. 你不用懂啊。 You just laugh. 你只要笑就好了。 Yeah, maybe I'll laugh at you. 好,也許我就嘲笑你。 4. take care of 照顧 Could you take care of my dogs for one day? 你能幫我照顧狗狗一天嗎? Sure. 當然。 Do you like to tell jokes? joke 笑話 understand 了解 laugh 笑 take care of 照顧 ________________________________ Quiz 1. What are scientists teaching robots? A: How to laugh at the right things B: How to eat elephants C: How to do your homework 2. Why is it hard to understand jokes? A: Because words have many different meanings B: Because sandwiches are yummy C: Because the chicken crossed the road 3. What will robots be in the future? A: Our food B: Our friends and helpers C: They will be witches Answers 1. A 2. A 3. B

Locked On Raptors - Daily Podcast On The Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby & Scottie Barnes dominate 4th, Raptors take down Cavs 108-105 w/ Jamar Hinds

Locked On Raptors - Daily Podcast On The Toronto Raptors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 42:43


In Episode 1264, Sean Woodley is joined by Jamar Hinds (Raptors Republic) to talk about the Toronto Raptors taking down the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-105 in their home opener. Off the top, Sean and Jamar share their biggest takeaways from the game, and discuss the apparent effect of continuity on the Raptors' success in the game, as well as the impressive fourth quarter stretch from OG Anunoby and Scottie Barnes that offered some glimpses at what the end game for this Raptors build might be. Next, Sean and Jamar chat about just a how fascinating the Raptors-Cavs matchup is, and dig into how the Raptors handled Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland (pre-injury), Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley in their first contest against Cleveland's Big Four. Lastly, Sean and Jamar run through the Good, the Bad and the Hmmm from the opener, with thoughts on Christian Koloko's impressive debut, the struggles of the injury-riddled bench, Toronto's good three-point shooting night and their surprising free throw rate. BetOnline Today's Episode is brought to you by BetOnline. BetOnline has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! LinkedIn Today's episode is brought to you by LinkedIn. LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn Dot Com slash LOCKEDONNBA PrizePicks Today's episode is brought to you by PrizePicks. First time users can receive a 100% instant deposit match up to $100 with promo code LOCKEDON. That's PrizePicks.com – promo code; LOCKEDON Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Over 50 Health & Wellness Podcast
Build a Stronger Mind and Memory with Francine Waskavitz

The Over 50 Health & Wellness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 42:53


How many of you can relate to this? You walk from your living room to you home office. But now you're standing in the middle of the room looking around. What the heck was it that you came in here for? You rack your brain… still nothing. So you decide to retrace your steps. Back to the living room. Hmmm, no apparent clues here. And while you can't remember what it was that sent you to your office in the first place, you do remember that it seemed important. What's going on here? Are these warning signs of early stages of dementia? Or does our memory just start to diminish as we age? Today's guest says that while memory loss as we age is common it is NOT normal! My guest today is Francine Waskavitz. Francine is a speech-language pathologist, and integrative health and nutrition coach, and memory health coach who specializes in helping people build better, stronger, more resilient minds and memory. Join us today as Francine shares with us her top tips on improving our memory health. You can connect with Francine in the following ways: Website - https://www.francinewaskavitz.comInstagram - @francinewaskavitzFacebook - @francinewaskavitz Sponsor Information:Energy Bits – www.silveredgefree.comUse coupon code “silveredge” for 20% off your purchase Want more over 50 health & wellness goodness? Join our private Facebook group!https://www.facebook.com/groups/silveredgefitness

Arroe Collins
Karen MacNeil The Wine Bible Third Edition

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 9:23


Most people prefer wine in a can today. Hmmm what do the experts think?

Teaching Learning Leading K-12
Barbara R. Blackburn: Rigor in the K-5 & 6-12 Math and Science Classroom - 512

Teaching Learning Leading K-12

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 43:48


Barbara R. Blackburn talks about her books Rigor in the K-5 Math and Science Classroom and Rigor in the 6-12 Math and Science Classroom. This is episode 512 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast. Barbara R. Blackburn, named a Top 30 Global Guru in Education, has dedicated her life to raising the level of rigor and motivation for professional educators and students alike. What differentiates Barbara's over 30 books are her easily executable concrete examples based on decades of experience as a teacher, professor and consultant.  Barbara's dedication to education was inspired in her early years by her parents. Her father's doctorate and lifetime career as a professor taught her the importance of professional training. Her mother's career as a school secretary shaped Barbara's appreciation of the effort all staff play in the education of every student.  Barbara has taught early childhood, elementary, middle and high school students and has served as an educational consultant for three publishing companies. She holds a master's degree in school administration and was certified as a teacher and school principal in North Carolina.  She received her PhD in Curriculum and Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2006, she received the award for Outstanding Junior Professor at Winthrop University. She left her position at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to write and speak full time. In addition to speaking at state, national and international conferences, she regularly presents workshops for teachers and administrators in elementary, middle and high schools. Her workshops are lively and engaging and filled with practical information. Her most popular seminars include: Rigor Is NOT a Four-Letter Word Rigorous Schools and Classrooms: Leading the Way Rigorous Assessments Differentiating Instruction Without Lessening Rigor in Your Classroom Motivation + Engagement + Rigor = Student Success Rigor for Students With Special Needs Motivating Struggling Students Rigor in the Remote Learning Classroom   Barbara can be reached through her website: www.barbarablackburnonline.com. Today we are focused on Barbara's books Rigor in the K-5 Math and Science Classroom and Rigor in the 6-12 Math and Science Classroom written with Abigail Armstrong. Great talk! So much to learn! But wait... The new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington. Connect with Brian at briankbuffington@gmail.com or go to his website at  https://briankbuffington.com/ He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool. Thanks, Brian! Oh, yeah... Could you do me a favor? Please go to my website at https://www.stevenmiletto.com/reviews/ or open the podcast app that you are listening to me on and would you rate and review the podcast? That would be Awesome. Thanks! Hey, I've got another favor...could you share the podcast with one of your friends, colleagues, and family members? Hmmm? What do you think? That would so awesome! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for listening! Connect & Learn More: www.barbarablackburnonline.com https://globalgurus.org/education-gurus-30/ www.routledge.com/eyeoneducation https://twitter.com/BarbBlackburn https://www.pinterest.com/barbblackburn/ https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraRBlackburn/ Length - 43:48

Sway
Legs Are Coming + $36 Burritos + Shocking AI News

Sway

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 60:22 Very Popular


Meta is in the fight of its life — and Mark Zuckerberg hopes VR is the answer. Hmmm. Plus, an existential threat to the gig economy and the wildest news in artificial intelligence.

The Because Fiction Podcast
Episode 179: A Chat with Christian Author, Elizabeth Jacobson

The Because Fiction Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 33:32


One of the hardest things (I would imagine) for Biblical Fiction authors has to be finding a fresh look at a topic people know really well without changing the facts of Scripture or presuming too much on it. Well, authors like Elizabeth Jacobson are particularly good at giving us another way of looking at potential motivations for actions, and that can totally change how we view things. And well, that just makes for good storytelling. Listen in while Elizabeth tells why she chose to portray Joseph the way he did and what obstacles she saw as especially pertinent to his story. Note: links may be affiliate links that provide me with a small commission at no extra expense to you. We Love to Read about Great People Overcoming Terrible Circumstances And Joseph certainly fits that bill. Everyone loves a story where the underdog saves the day, and while he was a strong guy, you can't deny that Joseph definitely had his underdog moments.  Just listening to Elizabeth Jacobson talking about that moment after he's been made second in command over all of Egypt was enough for me to want to send a care package through time. I doubt Joseph would have appreciated the melted chocolate and can of Coke.  Maybe popcorn.  Or would he think that was supposed to go in his funeral jars?  Hmmm... Anyway, Not only does Elizabeth Jacobson love the Word and the stories in it, she also loves spec-fic and talked just enough about her current project to make me anxious to read it. Oh, and remember how we said her hardback was on sale? It still is!  In fact, it's almost HALF the cost of the paperback, so don't miss out on it!  I got mine in the mail a couple or three weeks back and it's beautiful. I have it between Jubilee Lipsey's My Brother the King and Nadine Brandes' Fawkes. I think Elizabeth would approve! Not by Sight: A Novel of the Patriarchs  by Elizabeth Jacobson Beloved. Betrayed. Despised. Exalted. What could make a man turn to God when every event in his life screams that God has turned his back on him? Joseph, the eleventh son of the patriarch Jacob, had his father's favor, and that was his downfall. Sold into Egypt by his enraged and jealous brothers, Joseph is left with nothing to cling to except the stories of his father's God, a seemingly remote and unreachable figure. Faith may prove futile, but Joseph is desperate – for the very hate that enslaved his brothers has begun to overtake him. You can learn more about Elizabeth Jacobson on her WEBSITE. Like to listen on the go? You can find Because Fiction Podcast at: Apple  Castbox  Google Play Libsyn  RSS Spotify Stitcher Amazon and more!

Teaching Learning Leading K-12
Walter Stephen Geeding shares his award winning novel - Endless Times - Volume One: The Path of Kokopelli - 511

Teaching Learning Leading K-12

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 35:30


  Walter Stephen Geeding shares his award winning novel - Endless Times - Volume One: The Path of Kokopelli. This is episode 511 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast. Walter Stephen Geeding, ever since he ran away from home as a teen-ager to gallivant across North America with his best friend, has always been a curious man of adventure who has lived his life as wildly as the characters in his books.  In fact, it is hard to separate Walter from the exploits his characters unveil on the pages of his books.  At age 17, Walter was a hippie who traveled all over the nation and Canada in an old convertible. He did odd jobs – YMCA instructor, painted water towers, built homes, photo lab technician – and got himself into all kinds of brushes with the law. He even shot himself – twice – accidentally. Eventually he turned his life around, and at age 38 earned a BA in English from Missouri Southern State University. In 1996 he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa. He became a prosecutor for McDonald County, Missouri, for eight years. Then he switched sides and spent 15 years as a defense attorney, owning and operating his law practice that specialized in criminal and civil law.  He was a bar president of the 40 th Judicial Circuit. He is a born storyteller and bullshitter extraordinaire. For nearly five years he wrote poetry for the Neosho Weekly. Walter has an interesting family lineage. His grandfather was a city marshal and a lead miner. His dad worked for the FBI.  His published books include the Endless Times series (Volume One: The Path of Kokopelli; Volume Two: Murphy Diggins); Colony trilogy (Book One: The End; Book Two: Narrations of Nui; Book Three: The Beginning); Even The Mice Get Fat (a collection of Christmas poems); and Pictures of Life; Rhyming Mind Pictures (poetic observations).  Walter is a rugged outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and archery. He has two children, two step-children, many ex-wives, and 14 grandchildren. For more information, please consult: www.walterstephengeeding.com. Today we are focused on Stephen's writing and his award winning book Endless Times -Volume One: The Path of Kokopelli Awesome conversation! Fun read! But wait... The new intro and outro music was written and performed by Brian K. Buffington. Connect with Brian at briankbuffington@gmail.com or go to his website at  https://briankbuffington.com/ He is an awesome musician, comedic power, teacher, trainer, technology guru, and overall creator of all that is cool. Thanks, Brian! Oh, yeah... Could you do me a favor? Please go to my website at https://www.stevenmiletto.com/reviews/ or open the podcast app that you are listening to me on and would you rate and review the podcast? That would be Awesome. Thanks! Hey, I've got another favor...could you share the podcast with one of your friends, colleagues, and family members? Hmmm? What do you think? That would so awesome! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for listening! Connect & Learn More: https://www.walterstephengeeding.com/ Walter Stephen Geeding PO Box 98 Pineville, MO 64856 https://www.linkedin.com/in/walter-stephen-geeding-57954b218/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRt5yu2b2W2ILQyXzcGcpzg https://www.instagram.com/solitaire.enterprises/ https://www.facebook.com/people/Walter-S-Geeding/100064770610979/   Length - 35:30

Flipping America
Flipping America 561, Market Report Q3 2022

Flipping America

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 30:03


The real estate market is starting to slow down. Are the alarm bells ringing in your head? If not, should they be? You won't know until you know the facts. And if you want the facts, I'm going to give them to you in this Market Report for the Third Quarter, 2022. I really am tired of hearing people claim a crash like 2008 is coming. I've been hearing it since 2018. I didn't believe it then because of the data. Turns out I was right. Same for 2019, 2020, 2021, and now also 2022. Anyone who tells you the real estate market is going to crash again like 2008 is just trying to scare you and definitely not looking at the data. I'm going to do my best not to bore you with it, but in the minutes ahead I'm going to share with you the data we watch and where that data is. We are definitely seeing the first signs of the slow down that I have been predicting. Remember when we are talking about averages across the nation, this is going to be an average of a lot of local real estate markets. Although the national data is true, it may not be reflective of your local experience. This doesn't mean the data is flawed, it just means that somewhere some other market is trending the other direction and the data is averaging them out. To give you a simple example let's imagine a classroom where the average score from the last test was an 80. Now imagine the class has just 3 people in it. As the teacher hands the tests back and announces the class average score of 80, Johnny looks at his paper and thinks, “well that's not MY experience. I got a 60. But Suzanne thinks, Hmmm, that's about right, because I got an 80. Franklin is thinking there must be something wrong with the data modeling because he got a 100. So your market might be contracting faster than the national average. And some other market might still be booming. And it's likely that within individual markets the trends are different at different price points. It's no easy task to gather this data, and disseminating it in a meaningful way is equally challenging. But I am up to the task because that's my appointed duty for today.

The Rick Roberts Show
Rick Roberts: Subpoena Trump?! Pathetic Political Theater!

The Rick Roberts Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 7:11


Breaking news: in a move that surprised absolutely no one, the Jan. 6th Committee, made up of 7 Democrats and 2 anti-Trump "Republicans", voted 9-0 to subpoena President Trump. Hmmm, with less than 30 days to the midterm elections, where the Democrats are expected to take a beating? The timing is odd, don't you think? The question is: why are Democrats going after Trump with such a vengeance? Answer: it's nothing more than pathetic political theater to separate President Trump from the people! The Rick Roberts Show is on NewsTalk 820 WBAP ... (Photo Courtesy of WFAA)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

You Were Made for This
179: Listen to the Whispers

You Were Made for This

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 12:11


It seems to me that we are living in an increasingly noisy world. So many sounds, so many words, so many messages competing for our attention. I'm going to tell you a story today about how someone communicated with whispers that drowned out all the noise in the room. It's a great relationship lesson about listening to the whispers. But before we get into today's topic, here's what this podcast is all about. Welcome to You Were Made for This If you find yourself wanting more from your relationships, you've come to the right place. Here you'll discover practical principles you can use to experience the life-giving relationships you were made for. I'm your host, John Certalic, award-winning author and relationship coach, here to help you find more joy in the relationships God designed for you. To access all past and future episodes, go to the bottom of this page, enter your name and email address, then click on the follow or subscribe button. The episodes are organized chronologically and are also searchable by topics, categories, and keywords. A volunteer opportunity One of my favorite memories of our twin grandsons growing up is when Janet and I volunteered a couple of hours of our time at their grade school, once every couple of months or so. We would go to their classroom, and their teacher would have us help kids work on various tasks they were assigned. Unlike when we were in grade school, where desks were arranged in straight rows, their classroom had groups of four desks, facing each other to form a square. Janet and I would then go from group to group and help with any math, science, or reading assignments the kids were working on. All this while the teacher was working with her own larger reading group. The most memorable of these occasions happened when the boys were, I think, in 2nd grade. We walked in one morning near the beginning of the school year and met their teacher for the first time. I thought she was an 8th grader - she was so small and looked so very young. I immediately liked her. She assigned us to our different groups of 4 students, while she worked with her group. On this particular day, Janet was off in one corner of the room with a group, while I worked with another group. In mine, there was a boy struggling over something he didn't quite understand. He got so frustrated that he started crying. So I helped him figure out whatever it was he didn't get, and he finally calmed down. I felt so bad for him. School can be so demoralizing for some kids. It got noisy About this time, I noticed that the noise in the classroom began to increase. All these groups of 4 working on things and talking with each other. They weren't goofing off, they were just talking with each other as they did their work. But it was getting louder and louder. I then wondered how this diminutive young teacher was going to handle the situation. When I was a teacher right out of college, I would have shouted out something like , “Hey! It's getting too loud in here! I can't hear myself think. Dial it down a few notches.” She did just the opposite. It was fascinating to watch. When the noise started to get to her too, she stopped with her reading group, and stood up from her chair. Keep in mind she wasn't that much taller than her students. I expected she was going to shout out something, but she didn't. Rather than talking louder than the kids, she spoke softer, almost in a whisper, asking the kids very politely to lower their voices. I was skeptical. How are these kids going to quiet down with her speaking so softly? Then an amazing thing happened. Slowly, one child noticed the teacher talking, who then asked the four classmates in her group to quiet down. “Shhh! I can't hear what she's saying.” This soon spread around the room. Kids stopped talking so they could listen to the whispers of the teacher. My respect for the teacher grew even more. I wish I would have tried this technique when I was in her shoes years ago. Her whispers reminded me of one of my favorite passages in the Bible. God whispers It's a story of Elijah who had just won a confrontation with the prophets of Baal, and he was physically and emotionally exhausted. God then shows up and asks Elijah a question. I'll read the question that begins the story in 1 Kings 19:9-15 “What are you doing here, Elijah?” “Elijah replied, ‘I have zealously served the LORD God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too." “Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the LORD told him. And as Elijah stood there, the LORD passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind, there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake, there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire, there was the sound of a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Whispers can get our attention God wasn't in anything dramatic or noticeable. He didn't wow Elijah with his presence. God got Elijah's attention with a gentle whisper. Just like the grade school teacher of my twin grandsons. It's how God works a lot of times, through his gentle whisper. It's hard for us to hear his whispers sometimes because of all the noise around us competing for our attention. I don't need to give you examples, you know what I'm talking about. They're the metaphorical windstorms, earthquakes, and fires that Elijah experienced. It's hard to hear the whispers of God through them. But we can if we try. Like the 2nd graders who stopped talking so they could hear their soft-spoken teacher speak. So what does all this mean for YOU? A couple of ideas come to mind about listening to the whispers of God. I'll start with noise. Get rid of it as best you can. Turn off the radio, the music, the TV. And dare I say… the podcast. Build some measure of silence into your life. Create space for God to whisper to you. God is a gentleman and won't barge into your mind and heart if they're filled with things that distract you from Him. I wonder, too, if God, through his Holy Spirit, has already been whispering to you. Is he prompting you to take a certain action or think a particular thought? Like saying something to encourage someone. Or deciding to forgive that person who hurt you. Hmmm. Finally, if you're not hearing anything from God, ask him to whisper something important to you that you need to hear. The whisper may come from a verse in the Bible, something you see in nature, or a thought from a friend. There's no limit to God's creativity in communicating with us. Here's the main takeaway I hope you remember from today's episode The loud and dramatic get our attention. Most of it, though, is just noise. And it's not how God usually communicates with us. More often than not, he reaches out to us with whispers. Whispers from his Holy Spirit, from the Bible, and from people he prompts to act on our behalf. Good things happen when we listen to God's whispers. Closing In closing, I'd love to hear any thoughts you have about today's episode. I hope your thinking was stimulated by today's show, enough to put into practice what you've just heard about listening to the whispers from God. For when you do, it will help you experience the joy of relationships God desires for you. Because after all, You Were Made for This. Well, that's it for today. If there's someone in your life you think might like to hear what you just heard, please forward this episode on to them. The link is JohnCertalic.com/179. Or scroll down to the bottom of the show notes for this episode and click on one of the options in the yellow “Share This” bar. And don't forget to spread a little relational sunshine around the people you meet this week. Spark some joy for them. And I'll see you again next time. Goodbye for now. Related episodes you may want to listen to 139: Why Should I Listen to This Podcast? 021: The Most Important Relationship of All Our website where you can access all past and future episodes JohnCertalic.com Our Sponsor You Were Made for This is sponsored by Caring for Others, a missionary care ministry. The generosity of people like you supports our ministry. It enables us to continue this weekly podcast and other services we provide to missionaries around the world.

The Steve Gruber Show
Steve Gruber, Hmmm anyone ever looked at the draft requirements

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 8:30


Steve Gruber discusses news and headlines. 

Plugged In Entertainment Reviews
Game Review: Lost in Play

Plugged In Entertainment Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 1:00


Puzzle me this: Can a game be fun, silly, challenging and mom and dad-friendly, too? HmmmRead the Plugged In review:https://www.pluggedin.com/game-reviews/lost-in-play/If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/

Blocked and Reported
Premium: BREAKING: Grifters Who Run Occupy Democrats Photographed French Kissing Donald Drumpf. RT IF YOU THINK MAKING OUT WITH FASCISTS IS NOT COOL!

Blocked and Reported

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 9:32


This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.blockedandreported.orgKatie explains Occupy Democrats to Jesse, who is, not gonna lie, kinda impressed.Links:Strawberry Park Hot Springshttps://strawberryhotsprings.com/Hmmm

Self-Discovery on Sunday w/ Dr. D

Hmmm….Get up! You don't belong down there!

Sounds Like A Cult
The Cult of Nonprofits

Sounds Like A Cult

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 57:13 Very Popular


Cults tend to thrive during times of broader cultural questioning and turmoil, when institutional support seems to be failing so alternative groups swoop in to offer solutions to the world's most urgent problems. War, famine, healthcare crisis. Hmmm… sounds not unlike the nonprofit industry, no? This week, Amanda and Isa look into the language, background, and structure of the nonprofit industry to try and figure out how cultishly sus it might be

The Running for Real Podcast
Weekly Strides: Has the Pandemic Helped You Discover More Benefits to Your Running? - Ep. 10

The Running for Real Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 4:49 Very Popular


Has the pandemic helped you discover more benefits to your running? Hmmm. Yes, but for me, I am not sure it is necessarily pandemic-related, but instead just general growth and maturity. That said, without the pandemic, I would likely not have created Together Runs, which yes, have been very popular, but have also been a gift to me to feel more connected to other runners. I love seeing where you are when you're running, those of you who send me your images, and what you look like when you're running. It really makes me feel that I can imagine you there and envision you there. So I feel that even when I'm training alone, I'm surrounded by other people. So that has definitely been an unexpected benefit that I feel the community even more, even though I run on my own almost every day. As for other benefits, mostly what comes to mind is just how much I love being around other runners. More than that, I mean the connection with genuinely good, loving people who make this world better, but just happen to be runners. I love the way running weaves throughout all of our lives and often becomes the analogy for many things, but it's not all of who we are. I'm not sure I would have realized how much those people meant to me without the pandemic.  The pandemic also gave me the idea for Running Realized, which went on to be one of the most powerful projects I have worked on. While we are not ready for another season yet (there are a lot of factors making that tough right now), it was truly life changing and helped me see that I could be a part of changing the world for the better, and opening up the eyes of others who genuinely wanted to do better and do something. Finally, the pandemic made all races disappear for a while and at least be different for a while after that, which allowed me to continue down my path of discovering what running really means to me when I'm not competing. So I guess yes, it has benefited my running and yes, I suppose the answer to the original question is a big “yes,” when I said in fact it was a “no” at the beginning. If you have a question that you'd like answered, you can email kat@runningforreal.com and she'll pass it along to Tina! Thanks for listening! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we're honored you have chosen Running For Real.  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us: Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them.  Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here. Thank you for listening; we look forward to hearing your thoughts!