Means by which a petition signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters can force a public vote
In this episode, Andrew McAfee shares his insights on "The Geek Way", a new book that explores a different approach to work and collaboration. Andrew McAfee is a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management and co-founder of MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy. He has written several books, including "More from Less" and "The Second Machine Age". During the conversation, McAfee discusses the importance of embracing a geek culture that revolves around science, ownership, speed, and openness. He explains how this culture can lead to freewheeling, evidence-driven, and autonomous organizations. McAfee highlights the discomfort and challenges that come with implementing the geek way, but emphasizes that it is far more rewarding than working in stifling bureaucracies. Some highlights we explore: The benefits of iterating and taking action before feeling fully prepared The power of pointed conversations and learning from constructive criticism The contrast between bureaucratic environments and geek culture
This week, our guests are Misty Copeland, the first African American female principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre and Caryn Campbell, Executive Director of the Misty Copeland Foundation, an organization that aims to bring greater DEI to dance, especially ballet. Listen now to learn more about their inspiring work!
#PRC: "Unexplained pneumonia" reported on the Mainland.Stephen Yates, chair of the America First Policy Institute's China Policy Initiative, @GordonGChang: https://www.foxnews.com/us/gop-senators-call-china-travel-ban-prevent-mystery-illness-spread.amp 1921 France
“For the kingdom of the heavens is just like a man about to go abroad, who called his own slaves and delivered to them his possessions. To one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability” (Matt. 25:14-15a). This week we begin a new series titled, "Taking the Initiative," with speaking from brother Andrew Yu on being active to care for the Lord's possessions and receive talents from Him. This is part one of message two from a conference hosted by the church in New York City in November 2015. The original message was spoken with side-by-side English to Chinese translation which was edited out for brevity, thereby affecting the cadence of the speaking. You can find the unedited version at: https://livingtohim.com/2016/02/conference-in-new-york-with-andrew-yu-november-2015/
1:12 - Guest: Commanders DE James Smith-Williams on his Holiday Toy Drive initiative 12:36 - Guest: Mark Schlereth talks Sam Howell's growth and how he compares to other young QBs 34:00 - Real Things: Mike McDaniel
Dani is kicking off this new season of Audience 1st Podcast with a 3-part series on the lessons learned from a year and a half of deep customer research in the cybersecurity field. In this episode, we're diving into customer research mindset and methods that no one else in B2B marketing is really telling you about. Dani emphasizes the importance of cognitive shifts required to phase into a customer-centric approach, continuous learning, and adapting strategies based on evolving customer needs. The episode is rich with insights you aren't hearing from other B2B marketers on the most effective customer research practices and the importance of engaging directly with customers to gain deeper, more actionable insights. Key Takeaways: Mindset Shift Before Strategy Implementation: Focus on internal mindset changes before optimizing external strategies. The Importance of Direct Customer Engagement: Overcoming barriers and engaging directly with customers for deeper insights. Personal Accountability in Research: The necessity of defining and pursuing relevant research objectives. Real Conversations Over Metrics: Prioritizing genuine customer interactions over chasing unrealistic goals. Valuing Feedback for Improvement: Embracing and learning from customer feedback and criticism. Diversity in Customer Perspectives: Recognizing the importance of various customer viewpoints. Leveraging Different Qualitative Research Methods: Utilizing various platforms and tools for effective customer research. Budget Constraints Shouldn't Limit Research: Implementing cost-effective customer research methods. Initiative in Customer Research: Taking proactive steps in customer research without waiting for higher approval. Organizational Responsibility in Customer Research: Emphasizing the role of every department in customer research. Effective Use of Simple Research Tools: Maximizing the potential of accessible and user-friendly research tools. The Power of Open-Ended Questions: Encouraging detailed responses and deeper insights. Probing for More In-Depth Answers: Techniques to dig deeper during customer interviews. The Significance of Active Listening: Importance of fully understanding customer communications. Understanding Non-Verbal Cues: The role of body language in gaining comprehensive insights. Applying Research Insights: The necessity of putting research findings into action. Continuous Customer Research: Recognizing customer research as an ongoing, evolving process. Join Audience 1st Newsletter Today Join 1700+ cybersecurity marketers and sellers mastering security buyer research to better understand their audience and turn them into loyal customers: https://www.audience1st.fm/newsletter
The proposed amendment misleads voters and hides the true purpose. Constitutional expert, lawyer, author, pastor, and founder of Liberty Counsel Mat Staver discusses the important topics of the day with co-hosts and guests that impact life, liberty, and family. To stay informed and get involved, visit LC.org.
The private sector has been a critical driver of increasing clean energy on the grid. Since 2008, corporate renewable purchases have helped bring online nearly 150 GW of new renewable energy capacity globally — more than the total power-generating capacity of France. Despite these purchase commitments, overall global emissions from the power sector have remained flat at a time when we need to see a sharp decline. At the same time, extreme weather events have exposed vulnerabilities in the reliability of the current fossil-fuel powered grid that aren't yet being addressed at sufficient scale.Earlier this year, a group of leading companies focused on accelerating decarbonization while also bolstering grid reliability partnered with RMI, a leading climate NGO, to launch the Zero-Emissions | Reliability Optimized Grid Initiative, or ZEROgrid, with the objective of developing a comprehensive roadmap to accelerate the transition to a zero-emissions grid.In this episode, Chad Reed chats with Mark Dyson, Managing Director at RMI, about the challenges ZEROgrid aims to address, the objectives it seeks to achieve as well as the concept of applied hope.Links:ZEROgridCorporate Action PlaybookAmory Lovins (RMI): Applied Hope (May 2019)Episode recorded November 28, 2023Email your feedback to Chad, Gil, and Hilary at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet them to @ClimatePosiPod.
A potential D.C. referendum called Initiative 83 could pave the way for ranked-choice voting in D.C. At first blush, it sounds like a great idea in a city where a dozen or more candidates are apt to divide up the vote in a Council race. Who could be against it? It turns out, quite a few folks! Alex Koma from City Paper is here to walk us through Initiative 83 and its antagonists. Get ad-free podcast listening, insider updates, VIP access at future events, and a shoutout in our newsletter by becoming a member! Want some more DC news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter Hey DC. Interested in advertising with City Cast? Find more info HERE And we'd love to feature you on the show! Share your DC-related thoughts, hopes, and frustrations with us in a voicemail by calling 202-642-2654. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, we discuss: *Col Glantz's Vietnam service *How his experiences in Vietnam influenced him as a military historian and researcher *What led him to study the Nazi-Soviet War *The Army's Art of War Symposia from 1984-1987 *How the Soviet Army and US Army defined doctrine (move???) *The case for an operational level of war *The introduction of the operational level of war to US Army doctrine *The origins of the US Army's AirLand Battle doctrine *The 11 January 1976 Incident *The evolution of Soviet operational mobile groups, tank corps, tank armies, and mechanized corps *The concept of lessons learned and Col Glantz's critique of it *The Soviet approach to lessons learned, including the practice of Socialist Criticism *The effect Stalin's purges on the officer corps had on the Soviet military's performance in World War II *Col Glantz's thoughts on why the Soviets didn't march on Berlin in February 1945 *Comparing and Contrasting Zhukov and Rokossovsky *How and why Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, failed *Turning points of the Eastern Front *Forgotten battles of the war *Major myths of the war *Correlation of forces *Initiative and risk-taking in the Red Army *Improvements in Soviet training *German and Soviet penal battalions *The work of Jack Radey and Charles Sharp *Notable Soviet and German amphibious operations *Some of the discoveries Col Glantz made in writing his trilogy on Stalingrad *Similarities between the Soviet storm groups and the German stormtrooper units of WWII *The 7th and 8th Guards Tank Armies as a potential “pocket force” at the end of WWII *The relative levels of military-theoretical development the Soviets and Western Allies had reached by May 1945 *The Russian-language military history websites Col Glantz uses for research *The movies Enemy at the Gates and Stalingrad The founding of The Journal of Soviet Military Studies, now The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, and some of its more noteworthy pieces *Persistent errors, misconceptions, and faulty interpretations in the literature of the Nazi-Soviet war *Col Glantz's advice to young scholars of the Soviet-Nazi War *What service members can learn from the Eastern Front today, and Col Glantz's advice on studying the war *Areas of the Nazi-Soviet War we know relatively little about and where Col Glantz would like to see research done *Col Glantz's current projects *His thoughts on the war in Ukraine Errata *Col Glantz states that Hermann Balck was the commander of 48th Panzer Corps during the German relief attempt of the Stalingrad Pocket. Balck, however, was the commander of 11th Panzer Division, a subordinate formation of 48th Panzer Corps. Links Col Glantz's Amazon page Col Glantz's website for his self-published atlases and works When Titans Clashed by Col David Glantz Zhukov's Greatest Defeat by Col David Glantz The Soviet-German War: Myths and Realities by Col David Glantz Commanding the Red Army's Sherman Tanks: The World War II Memoirs of Hero of the Soviet Union Dmitriy Loza Fighting for the Soviet Motherland: Recollections from the Eastern Front by Dmitriy Loza The Defense of Moscow 1941: The Northern Flank by Jack Radey and Charles Sharp Kharkov 1942: Anatomy of a Military Disaster Through Soviet Eyes by Col David Glantz Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War II by Col David Glantz --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/damien-oconnell/support
Craig welcomes on Commanders defensive end James Smith-Williams to talk about the latest surrounding his hamstring injury and how the defense will look with Ron Rivera now calling the plays. Craig also asks Smith-Williams about his Holiday Toy Drive initiative that he's having Monday for underserved youth. His teammate Terrell Burgess and Washington Spirit Midfielder Andi Sullivan are also helping with the Toy Drive.
Sacramento County becomes the first community in California to use the “Blue Zones” model to create a dementia-friendly community. Also, why maternity wards are closing across the state. Finally, a ski resort opening forecast for the Tahoe area. Sacramento County's Alzheimer's Initiative California is home to the largest aging population. As we get older, the risk increases for debilitating health conditions– including for dementia and Alzheimer's, which can rob a person's cognition and quality of life. But there are countries with larger older populations than the U.S., and they offer some good insight when it comes to aging and wellness. Those that lead the pack– like Japan, Italy and Greece– are home to “blue zones” where people are both living longer and healthier. Sacramento County is taking notice, and has been selected as the first community in the state to adopt a “blue zone” model– with a specific focus on creating a dementia-friendly community. CapRadio Health Care Reporter Kate Wolffe got a better understanding of what this exactly means and joins us with her reporting. Why Maternity Wards are Closing Across CA Over the past decade, dozens of hospitals across California have closed their maternity wards, according to new analysis by the non-profit newsroom CalMatters. The pace of these closures has accelerated in recent years, and it is leaving many communities with increased barriers to care, including long travel times for childbirth and prenatal appointments. And these findings align with roughly the same time period when pregnancy-related deaths in California reached a 10-year high. CalMatters health reporter Ana Ibarra explains the investigation which dives into the factors behind these closures. CalMatters is a content sharing partner with public radio newsrooms across the state. Ski Resort Opening Forecast This time last year the Sierra was caked in snow, ski resorts were starting to open, and it was just the beginning of what turned out to be an epic winter. Now, as we get closer to the end of 2023 and upcoming holidays, those who enjoy the snow are waiting for that one big storm to kick-off the season in Tahoe. Joining us to talk ski and snow business are Davis Bedient with Donner Ski Ranch and Paul Raymore with Diamond Peak. We'll learn what's new at their ski resorts this year and how you can save some money this season– if you plan your snow days right.
The long awaited confrontation with the scariest (and shiftiest) member of the Strike Team looms large, and vengeance for multiple murders hangs in the balance. With the freshly geas'ed baker, Shitbritches, and the MILF currently at least not NOT on their side, will Team NYC (fka Team TBD) finally neutralize the fake fantasy pope without meeting the same fate as Callum, Nate, and the Commander (twice)?...Djinny debuts an explosive new act. Aoife throws a perfect spiral. Brenna gets hotter than even she could have imagined....Come scream into the void with us on social media! Find Team TBD @allegedlydndpod on Instagram, Facebook, and tumblr... allegedly....Main Theme Music:“Albion” by Alexander Shalyapin (Delenfer)Licensed under Creative Commons: BY Attribution 4.0 LicenseUnderscore Music:“Solitude of an Era” by Alexander Nakarada (http://www.serpentsoundstudios.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: BY Attribution 4.0 License"Tenebrous Brothers Carnival - Intermission" Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License"Lightless Dawn" Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License"Darkling" Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
You're in a lull between engineering projects, looking to ramp your workload back up. And since no one is bringing you ideas, it's a great opportunity to take the initiative. This episode teaches you what it means to take the initiative - and the best times in your career to take it, or not.
Ever wondered how Moody's recent credit downgrade could sway the real estate market's tides? Join hosts Jeanette, Ellie, and Ryan in this insightful episode as they unpack the intricate dance between economic shifts and real estate investments. We dissect the complexities behind Biden's initiative to offer federal land for affordable housing development and the stark realities investors need to consider. Offering free land sounds tempting, but complexities arise from zoning, permits, and uncertain returns. This innovation might not be the golden ticket everyone hopes for! Moreover, the recent Moody's U.S. credit downgrade has sparked concerns among savvy investors. From federal debt implications to the volatility of treasury bonds, we're exploring how these shifts can potentially impact investors' financial stability. Tune in as we unravel the myths around the liquidity of REITs and discover why the private sector might be a beacon of stability in these turbulent times. Key Discussion Points: Moody's Credit Downgrade Impact: Dive into the potential implications of Moody's downgrading the U.S. credit rating, examining the historical context and how it affects investor return expectations. Real Estate Vulnerability Amid Economic Uncertainties: Understand the vulnerability of different investment avenues such as stocks and real estate during economic shifts. Highlight the advantages and potential risks associated with diversified investments. Insights on Liquidity in REITs: Clarify the misconceptions around the liquidity of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), comparing publicly traded REITs and non-traded REITs. Explore the challenges and nuances of liquidating REIT assets during times of crisis. Impact on Real Estate Investment Opportunities: Analyze the strategies employed by REITs in dealing with liquidity crises, shedding light on the types of assets being offloaded. Uncover how private sector investments might offer relative stability amidst economic turmoil. Examining Real Estate Market Dynamics: Delve into the market dynamics, discussing underperforming assets, supply issues, and collection challenges faced by REITs. Explore how the current economic climate impacts deal structures and debt obligations in real estate transactions. Future Outlook and Investor Insights: Discuss the potential future trends in the real estate market post-Moody's credit downgrade. Offer investor-centric insights and highlight opportunities while navigating through the uncertainties. Join us as we delve deep, challenge the status quo, and unveil the changing mindset of real estate investors. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this episode promises a treasure trove of insights, strategies, and opportunities waiting to be unlocked. Are you REady2Scale Your Multifamily Investments? Learn more about growing your wealth, strengthening your portfolio, and scaling to the next level at www.bluelake-capital.com. To reach Ellie & her team, email them at email@example.com or complete our investor form at www.bluelake-capital.com/new-investor-form and they'll connect with you. #RealEstate #InvestmentInsights #BidenInitiative #MoodyDowngrade #EconomicImpact #Investing101 #ReadyToScalePodcast #RealEstateInvestments #EconomicShifts BidenEconomicPolicy #MarketInsights #InvestmentStrategies #EconomicOutlook #RealEstateMarket #FinancialAnalysis #AssetDiversification #PrivateSectorInvesting #R2S Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The travel industry is showing no signs of slowing down, and United Airlines is betting big on its future, with aggressive growth plans. In this download, HBJ Reporter Sofia Gonzalez welcomes United's VP of Global Learning, People & Community Helon Hammond to share why the airline is investing so heavily in its Houston home base.
Recent events have compelled nonprofit organizations to change the way they get work done, how they deliver their services, and what they do to achieve a more just and equitable society. So, The Business of Giving has connected with those organizations that are doing this exceptionally well in a segment we call: The Paths Forward. Because there is more than just one way.
This week's episode covers FedRAMP's announcement about AI-related products, the White House's next phase of the federal government's enterprise procurement approach (the Better Contracting Initiative), NIST's updates regarding protection of controlled unclassified information, and the HHS OIG publication of its General Compliance Program Guidance, and is hosted by Peter Eyre and Yuan Zhou. Crowell & Moring's "Fastest 5 Minutes" is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be without.
Per Borgen is the CEO and co-founder of Scrimba (YC S20), an interactive code-learning platform with over a million users worldwide. He's also a web developer and coding instructor. Per's passion is to help people change their careers and lives through learning how to build software, just as he did at age 29.These days, he leads Scrimba's AI Engineering initiative. The company has partnered up with Hugging Face and LangChain to create tutorials and courses that help web developers learn how to build AI-powered apps. Through these partnerships, Per get a front-row seat at how these AI infrastructure companies lay the groundwork that the rest of the industry builds on top of. Recommended Resource:Latent Space: Rise of the AI Engineer
Today we are talking about The Needs Review Queue Initiative, What it is, and How it's helping to improve Drupal with guest Stephen Mustgrave. We'll also cover Translation Management Tool as our module of the week. For show notes visit: www.talkingDrupal.com/426 Topics Can you give an overview of Needs Review Issue Queue Initiative Is the bug smash initiative related to the needs review issue queue Is this the same as the needs review bot How many issues were in the Needs Review status when you started How many issues today How long did it take until it was manageable How long do items stay on average Who else is helping Let's talk through the pagination heading level issue What help can the community provide How does someone get involved Do you think this helps with burnout for core committers What's the future of the initiative Resources Needs Review Queue Bot Needs Review Issue Queue Pagination heading level issue Guests Stephen Mustgrave - smustgrave Hosts Nic Laflin - nLighteneddevelopment.com nicxvan John Picozzi - epam.com johnpicozzi Melissa Bent - linkedin.com/in/melissabent merauluka MOTW Correspondent Martin Anderson-Clutz - @mandclu Translation Management Tool (TMGMT) Brief description: Have you ever wanted to automate the process of creating content translations on your Drupal site? There's a module for that. Brief history How old: created in Jan 2012 Versions available: 7.x-1.0-rc3 and 8.x-1.15, the latter of which works with Drupal 9 and 10 Maintainership Actively maintained Test coverage Documentation Number of open issues: 595, 139 of which are bugs against the 8.x branch Usage stats: 8,766 sites Maintainer(s): Berdir, a very prolific maintainer in his own right, who also supports well known projects like Search API, Token, Paragraphs, and many more Module features and usage Provides a tool set for automating the process of creating translations for your site content, as well as strings used within the site like menus, interface text, and so on Works with more than 30 translation service providers, including many that leverage human translators, but also AI-based services like DeepL and OpenAI Also has a plugin system to determine what text needs to be translated, so it can be easily adapted to very custom needs With the module installed that Translate tab on your nodes changes to have buttons to request a translation in each language Once a translation has been requested, it will run through states like unprocessed, active, and finished Also provides an option for Continuous Translation, where new and updated content is automatically submitted for translation Allows for professional translation at scale, using whatever kind of service works best for your site The need for robust translation capabilities is what originally got me started using Drupal, so it's great to see that there are enterprise-grade options for sites that need to manage translations at scale
On The Capitol Beach, Derek Brockbank hosts Camille Crain, the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) section chief within Hazard Mitigation Assistance Division at FEMA. Only authorized 5 years ago, BRIC has quickly become one of the (if not the singular) biggest federal funding programs for resilience to natural hazards, in large part due to its funding coming directly from post-disaster funding. Specifically, 6% of Stafford Act disaster funding is now set aside for BRIC to improve resilience in communities pre-disaster. Even though BRIC is too new to have a fully a constructed project to its credit, the program is evolving to better support underserved communities, implement nature-based solutions, and provide technical assistance to communities unable to fully develop their own resilience project applications. BRIC currently has a funding opportunity of $1 Billion (together with a $800 million opportunity from its “sister program”, Flood Mitigation Assistance), with state applications due to FEMA on Feb. 29, 2024. All community applicants need to be part of state submissions, so individual applications will be due to their states' hazard mitigation or emergency management office earlier. The next BRIC opportunity is anticipated for fall of 2024.
In 2019, V3 Ministries launched the LAB Initiative in order to share the life and beauty of the Gospel by with the world by providing financial support to organizations working to end human trafficking and care for survivors. Since 2019, the LAB Initiative has provided over $50,000 in support to our partners. In 2023, V3 is directing LAB Initiative support to a new partner, Oak Rock Foundation. On this Episode, V3's LAB Initiative Director, Christina Kruse and a member of Oak Rock's Board of Directors joins LAB the Podcast to talk about their work and V3's plans to expand the LAB Initiative in 2024. Don't miss this conversation and join us in sharing the life and beauty of the gospel through the LAB Initiative. 2023 LAB Initiative Goal: Raise $5,000 for Oak Rock Foundation.There are many ways you can "bring what you have" to support this impactful initiative: 1️⃣ Purchase LAB Freedom Roast - To Order: LINKIn 2019, Buddy Brew and V3 Ministries collaborated on a special roast that was not only impactful in flavors but in the community. For every bag sold, Buddy Brew donates $3 to V3's LAB Initiative to be used to combat human trafficking and provide support and care for survivors. Coffee brings people together, coffee creates conversation and drinking Buddy Brew's Freedom Roast Coffee can set the captives free. 1,667 Bags of Buddy Brew coffee sold! Purchase for gifts and help meet the Initiative goal!2️⃣ Give directly to the LAB Initiative. Designate your gift HERE (Select LAB Initiative fund)Support the show
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has been the largest Non-Profit fundraiser of Blood Cancer research for nearly 75 years. On today's podcast I will speak with Stacy Kreizman who is the Senior Manager of Patient and Community Outreach for this Non-Profit in New Jersey and Northeastern Pennsylvania. Stacy will talk about her role in this non profit in which she truly is a Jack Of All Trades, and will also discuss the $175 million dollar new initiative that the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is unfolding to help in the cause of Pediatric Blood Cancer.
Novembre : le mois de l'Économie Sociale et Solidaire ! Le premier volet de notre série de trois épisodes consacrés à l'ESS - en collaboration avec la Chambre Régionale de l'Économie Sociale et Solidaire - est dédié à l'alimentation responsable avec l'interview de Vincent Blot, directeur général de la Coopérative Auvergnate de l'Alimentation de Proximité appelée la CAAP. Cette semaine, Jeane reçoit Vincent Blot qui est à l'initiative de la création de la Coopérative Auvergnate de l'Alimentation de Proximité. Ancien épicier reconverti, Vincent souhaite aider les entrepreneurs et entrepreneuses qui militent pour une alimentation plus durable et responsable. En leur apportant un soutien juridique, comptable et parfois financier, la CAAP permet à ces projets engagés de voir le jour. Ressources : CAAP : https://www.caap.coop CRESS AURA : https://www.cress-aura.org/ Les projets ayant rejoint la CAAP : La clairière, salon de thé : découvrir L'Épiforie : https://www.facebook.com/epiforie/ Le fournil des bruyères : découvrir La tournée générale : découvrir Le coin du levain : https://www.facebook.com/lecoindulevain/ Structure de l'épisode : Introduction Devenir une structure de l'Économie Sociale et Solidaire (ESS) Les Coopératives comme modèle plus résilient et durable Le rôle joué par la CAAP Les projets accompagnés par la CAAP Un modèle de gouvernance inédit & la recherche de consentement L'envie d'essaimer Cet épisode a été réalisé en collaboration avec la CRESS AURA : https://www.cress-aura.org/ Soutenir Basilic : instagram.com/basilicpodcast/ basilicpodcast.com Production : Jeane Clesse Musique : @Klein Graphisme : Mahaut Clément & Coralie Chauvin Mix : Jeane Clesse Association, ESS, Economie sociale et solidaire, CRESS, Auvergne, Coopérative
Japan's innovative solution to combatting rural depopulation: giving away abandoned houses for free! Uncover the reasons behind this progressive approach and learn how it could shape the future of sustainable communities worldwide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The future of Washington's carbon emissions laws may be decided by voters.On Tuesday, backers of an effort to repeal the state's carbon market announced they have enough signatures to put it before lawmakers and, possibly, voters next November.The citizens' advocacy group “Let's Go Washington” turned in more than 400,000 signatures for Initiative 2117. The measure's supporters say it would repeal the climate law — which they blame for high gas prices in Washington.Standing outside a Shell gas station in Kent, hedge fund owner and Let's Go Washington founder Brian Heywood said they have more than the minimum 324,516 valid signatures needed — packed in boxes and loaded into a truck, which the group then delivered to the Secretary of State Steve Hobbs' office in Tumwater to be verified.Support the show
#PRC: Wang Yi romances the Arab FMs & What is to be done? Stephen Yates, chair of the America First Policy Institute's China Policy Initiative, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://apnews.com/article/china-arab-foreign-minister-gaza-palestine-israel-92596ef24d1f8d8e4708e7ad95051c44 1890 SHANGHAI
In CXOTalk episode number 812, Michael Krigsman speaks with Andrew McAfee, a principal research scientist at MIT, for a detailed discussion on creating a business culture that supports AI. As the author of 'The Geek Way, McAfee shares lessons drawn from his extensive research on how technological advancements impact business operations and organizational culture.This conversation is particularly valuable for business leaders interested in learning how to create culture that supports the strategic role of AI in their organization.Key highlights from this episode include:►*The Intersection of AI and Business Culture:* Insight into how AI is reshaping business strategies and influencing organizational dynamics.►*'Geek Culture' in Organizations:* Exploration of the concept of 'geek culture' within enterprises and its significance in fostering innovation.►*Ethical and Strategic Implications:* Discussion on the ethical aspects of AI integration and strategies for effective implementation in corporate settings.►*Adapting to Technological Change:* Guidance on how businesses can evolve to embrace technological advancements and the future of work.*Andrew McAfee* is a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management, co-founder and co-director of MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy, and the inaugural Visiting Fellow at the Technology and Society organization at Google. He studies how technological progress changes the world. His next book The Geek Way will be published by Little, Brown in 2023. His previous books include More from Less and, with Erik Brynjolfsson, The Second Machine Age.McAfee has written for publications including Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Wall St. Journal, and The New York Times. He's talked about his work on CNN and 60 Minutes, at the World Economic Forum, TED, and the Aspen Ideas Festival, with Tom Friedman and Fareed Zakaria, and in front of many international and domestic audiences. He's also advised many of the world's largest corporations and organizations ranging from the IMF to the Boston Red Sox to the US Intelligence Community.*Michael Krigsman* is an industry analyst and publisher of CXOTalk. For three decades, he has advised enterprise technology companies on market messaging and positioning strategy. He has written over 1,000 blogs on leadership and digital transformation and created almost 1,000 video interviews with the world's top business leaders on these topics. His work has been referenced in the media over 1,000 times and in over 50 books. He has presented and moderated panels at numerous industry events around the world.#cxotalk #enterpriseai #culture #culturetransformation
Episode 69 of Messy Jesus Business podcast, with Sister Julia Walsh. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | More IN THIS EPISODE In this episode of Messy Jesus Business podcast, Sister Julia Walsh, FSPA, talks with Mary J. Novak, executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice in Washington, D.C. Mary shares life experiences that proved her power to serve and respond to human suffering. They get into the mess of human oneness and the necessity for collaboration in response to existential threats like the climate crisis and the fragility of democracy. Their conversation explores the Catholic tradition to “meddle in politics,” voting rights and why it's essential for us to focus on strengthening democracy. In answer to Sister Julia's question, “are we called to imagine new systems?” Mary responded, “We all need structures in our lives for us to flourish. Maybe there's a better way for us to put democracy together, but much is still working right.” Mary added that “this is an evolutionary moment, and so how do we keep showing up and how do we surround ourselves with community? Democracy is about participating.” ABOUT THE GUEST Mary J. Novak is the sixth executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, and the first lay leader to guide the organization founded by Catholic Sisters 50 years ago. She is also an associate member of the Congregation of St. Joseph. Mary's experience as an organizer and activist as well as a trauma-informed lawyer, educator, chaplain and restorative justice practitioner informs her ability to integrate all aspects of the organization to advance NETWORK's mission. These experiences have also inspired her to initiate a shared leadership model for the first time in NETWORK's history. Together the leadership team is positioning NETWORK for the future, strengthening relationships with partners who serve the common good, and ensuring that the NETWORK community flourishes in the shared pursuit of justice. A graduate of Santa Clara University Law School and Washington Theological Union, Mary also studied theology and spirituality at Santa Clara University. Prior to leading NETWORK, Mary served as associate director of mission integration and a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Mary served as Catholic Mobilizing Network's founding board chair and is currently chair of the advisory board for the University of St. Thomas Law School's Initiative on Restorative Justice and Healing. MESSY JESUS BUSINESS is hosted by Sister Julia Walsh. Produced and edited by Colin Wambsgans. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org BE SOCIAL:https://www.facebook.com/MessyJesusBusiness Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MessyJesusBusiness Twitter: @messyjesusbiz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/messyjesusbusiness SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/messyjesusbusiness
The White House Research Initiative // Thanksgiving is here and it's time to give thanks for all that we have accomplished together over the year. In this episode, I share my thoughts on the launch of the white house initiative on women's health research. The Initiative will explore new public-private partnerships and engage private and philanthropic leaders to drive innovation and ensure the combined power of public, private, and philanthropic sectors advances research on women's health. BOOK A VISIT: https://heatherhirschmd.com/bookings/ ORDER MY BOOK! https://www.amazon.com/Unlock-Your-Menopause-Type-Personalized/dp/1250850827 GET MY FREE MENOPAUSE HEALTH GUIDE: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5 --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/heather-hirsch/support
USBets.com Managing Editor Eric Raskin and Senior Analyst Jeff Edelstein analyze the latest on the California sports betting initiative and the tribes' reaction to it, legal rulings in Florida, and the debut of Fanatics Casino (in West Virginia only), plus personal tales of sports betting triumph and woe and one co-host's unfortunate encounter with COVID. Find us on Twitter @US_Bets or go to USBets.com for more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Israel stimmt für Feuerpause im Gazastreifen / 10.000 getötete Zivilisten in Ukraine seit Kriegsbeginn / Bundesinnenministerin fordert muslimische Verbände in Deutschland zu klarer Position gegen Antisemitismus auf / Parlamentswahlen in den Niederlanden / Australien startet Initiative zur Verbesserung der Beschäftigung von Menschen mit Behinderung
The airport is busy (wherever you are), so get there early // standing rib roasts // More Trump, not less (except in the case of MSNBC) // Biden prefers to talk hip music culture, like Britney Spears // Indian miners are still trapped // Seattle metro bus strikes pedestrian over night // Columbia Center shooting situation // Initiative 2117 needs 400K votes to be verified (hidden gas tax?) // Bay area man beheads mother of 2 // Don't dilute Hitler's 'brand' // JFK shooting anniversary and the discussion/theories that remain
”I have been fortunate to be able to live my life doing what I believe in. Not everybody has that fortune" In this podcast episode, peace activist Jody Williams tells us how she has tried to use the power that was given to her after being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. She is a strong advocate for working across organisations to solve global challenges such as banning nuclear weapons and eliminating the use of sexual violence in war. She also speaks about her work within the Nobel Women's Initiative, an organisation established by herself and other fellow female peace laureates. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Join the NI Bullpen on a very special edition of Turn A Page as GEOFF JOHNS (Geiger: Ground Zero) and JASON FABOK (Rook: Exodus) stops by to talk about the brand new creator-owned media imprint GHOST MACHINE, the giant-sized one shot slated for January,and much more! Follow GHOST MACHINE at: https://ghostmachinepro.com/ Follow Geoff at: https://ghostmachinepro.com/#gm-anchor__creators Follow Jason at: https://www.instagram.com/jfabok/ GHOST MACHINE ONE-SHOT drops January 24th, 2024 Lunar Code: 1123IM211 https://www.comicshoplocator.com/ Junkyard Joe - Veteran's Day benefit https://ghostmachinepro.threadless.com/designs/junkyard-joe-veterans-day-va/mens/t-shirt/regular Follow Ken at: https://odphpodcast.com/ Follow Tom at: https://twitter.com/OffTheCuffTom Follow Matt at: https://linktr.ee/hopsgeeknews Follow Lauren at: https://twitter.com/TheHoppyGeek Follow Marty at: https://twitter.com/martystoked Music from Tom Jolu "I'm Not Mad, I'm just disappointed": https://tomjolu.bandcamp.com/track/im-not-mad-im-just-disappointed For your NCBD reviews destination: https://nerdinitiative.com/comic-books/ Last but not least: https://nerdinitiative.com/contact/ For #ODPHpod Social Media, here's our directory! Sign up for the ODPH Patreon! THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING PATRONS! Check out the ODPH Merch Store at TeePublic! #ghostmachine #rook #rookexodus #imagecomics #comics #comicbooks #Newrelease #GeoffJohns #JasonFabok #GeigerGroundZero #JunkyardJoe #Redcoat #TheRocketfellers #nerdInitiative #NIComics #NIBullpen"
Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode Car rams into Israeli Embassy barricade in Tokyo, injures officer https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2023/11/5cdb465c1670-car-rams-into-israeli-embassy-fence-in-tokyo-injures-police-officer.html No ex-Johnny's singers cast for NHK year-end show after sex scandal https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2023/11/8cc5357e48d1-no-ex-johnnys-singers-cast-for-nhk-year-end-show-after-sex-scandal.html Cannabis-derived gummies probed in Tokyo after almost 10 fall ill https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2023/11/0f02ea41cc98-illness-inducing-cannabis-traced-gummies-under-probe-in-tokyo.html Over 70% of young adults surveyed in Japan have 'phone phobia' - The Mainichi https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20231113/p2a/00m/0na/009000c “Men-only train car” to run in Tokyo as part of “Weak Men's” association awareness campaign | SoraNews24 Japan News https://soranews24.com/2023/11/16/men-only-train-car-to-run-in-tokyo-as-part-of-weak-mens-association-awareness-campaign/ Figure skating icon Yuzuru Hanyu announces divorce https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2023/11/91d661dfe55e-urgent-japanese-figure-skating-icon-yuzuru-hanyu-announces-divorce.html No. of Japanese restaurants abroad triples in last decade to 187,000 https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2023/11/13f7325a1d6f-no-of-japanese-restaurants-abroad-triples-in-last-decade-to-187000.html Mushroom-shaped earbuds based on popular Japanese 'Kinoko no Yama' snacks to go on sale - The Mainichi https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20231118/p2a/00m/0bu/011000c Kotatsu heated tables for sofas rising in popularity, giving Japan best of both worlds this winter | SoraNews24 Japan News https://soranews24.com/2023/11/20/kotatsu-heated-tables-for-sofas-rising-in-popularity-giving-japan-best-of-both-worlds-this-winter/ Hilton Japan apologizes for “disrespectful” ad disparaging traditional Japanese inns | SoraNews24 Japan News https://soranews24.com/2023/11/16/hilton-japan-apologizes-for-disrespectful-ad-disparaging-traditional-japanese-inns Check out our sponsors! STAPLETON 英会話: https://stapleton.me/ Online classes! DROPS Hair: http://drops-hair.jp/ If you are interested in the equipment we use, check out the links below! mic https://amzn.to/3gtJapQ mixer XLR USB https://amzn.to/2XtQ8SL camera https://amzn.to/2ZwsLuu headphones https://amzn.to/2TAYt64 amp https://amzn.to/3ehnfQM
Nurses Out Loud with Jodi O'Malley MSN, RN – Currently spearheading a significant Grand Jury Initiative, our team, including Dr. Henry Ealy, Senators Dennis Linthicum and Kim Thatcher, and attorney Steve Joncus, is set to present oral arguments in the 9th Circuit Court on December 5th, 2023. We aim to establish the people's right to hold officials accountable for alleged COVID-19 data fraud and misuse of taxpayer funds.
On this Tuesday topical show, we present Part 1 of the Hacks & Wonks 2023 Post-Election Roundtable which was live-streamed on November 13, 2023 with special guests Katie Wilson, Andrew Villeneuve, and Robert Cruickshank. In Part 1, the panel breaks down general election results in Seattle City Council Districts 1 through 6. Similarities and differences between the contests are discussed as well as the impact of low voter turnout, lopsided outside spending, and campaign messaging. Stay tuned for Part 2 of the roundtable releasing this Friday for more election analysis! As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. You can follow Hacks & Wonks on Twitter at @HacksWonks. Find the host, Crystal Fincher on Twitter at @finchfrii and find guest panelists, Katie Wilson at @WilsonKatieB, Robert Cruickshank at @cruickshank, and Andrew Villeneuve at https://www.nwprogressive.org. More info is available at officialhacksandwonks.com. Katie Wilson Katie Wilson is the general secretary of the Transit Riders Union and was the campaign coordinator for the wildly successful Raise the Wage Tukwila initiative last November. Andrew Villeneuve Andrew Villeneuve is the founder of the Northwest Progressive Institute (NPI) and its sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Robert Cruickshank Robert is the Director of Digital Strategy at California YIMBY and Chair of Sierra Club Seattle. A long time communications and political strategist, he was Senior Communications Advisor to Mike McGinn from 2011-2013. Resources Hacks & Wonks 2023 Post-Election Roundtable Livestream | November 13th, 2023 Transcript [00:00:00] Shannon Cheng: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Shannon Cheng, Producer for the show. You're listening to Part 1 of our 2023 Post-Election Roundtable that was originally aired live on Monday, November 13th. Audio for Part 2 will be running this Friday, so make sure you stay tuned. Full video from the event and a full text transcript of the show can be found on our website officialhacksandwonks.com. Thank you for tuning in! [00:00:38] Crystal Fincher: Good evening everyone, and welcome to the Hacks and Wonks Post-Election Roundtable. I'm Crystal Fincher, a political consultant and the host of the Hacks & Wonks radio show and podcast, and today I am thrilled to be joined by three of my favorite Hacks and Wonks to break down what happened in last week's general election in Washington. We are excited to be able to live stream this roundtable on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Additionally, we're recording this roundtable for broadcast on KODX and KVRU radio, podcast, and it will be available with a full text transcript at officialhacksandwonks.com. Our esteemed panelists for this evening are Katie Wilson. Katie is the general secretary of the Transit Riders Union and was the campaign coordinator for the wildly successful Raise the Wage Tukwila initiative last November. Andrew Villeneuve is the founder of the Northwest Progressive Institute and its sibling, Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. And Robert Cruickshank - Robert's the Director of Digital Strategy at California YIMBY and Chair of Sierra Club Seattle, a longtime communications and political strategist, and he was Senior Communications Advisor to Mayor Mike McGinn from 2011 to 2013. Welcome, everyone. [00:02:02] Robert Cruickshank: Thanks for having us. [00:02:04] Katie Wilson: Yeah, thanks, Crystal. [00:02:04] Crystal Fincher: Well, absolutely. Let's start talking about the City of Seattle City Council races. There are quite a number of them - we'll break them down by district. So there were 7 districted positions. This was the first election since the latest redistricting process, so these districts are not exactly the same as they were the last time we had an election, so that may have played a little role - we'll talk a little about that later. But going into Position 1 - as we see, Rob Saka currently holds a commanding lead and he will win the race for Seattle City Council District 1 with 54% of the vote to Maren Costa's 45% of the vote. Turnout in this election was 46%, compared to 2019's 54%. Quite a bit difference. Starting with Robert, what was your take on this race? [00:03:09] Robert Cruickshank: You know, I have to say I was a little surprised at the margin of victory for Rob Saka here - for a couple reasons. One is that I thought Maren Costa ran what seemed to me to be a strong campaign that potentially would have resonated with a majority of voters, not just 45% of voters in West Seattle and in Georgetown-South Park. But also Maren Costa got endorsed by all of the other candidates in the primary aside from Rob Saka. And one might have thought that that would have conferred added legitimacy and certainly support for the campaign. It does not seem to have turned out that way. One thing I think we'll certainly want to talk about tonight is the effect of lower turnout - did that wind up sinking progressive candidates or was it other factors? But here you see the first of the seven districts - significantly lower turnout. Now if we had 2019 level turnout, would that have been enough to bring Maren Costa to victory? Hard to say. Maybe not. But this certainly is one where Maren Costa, who had a great record of standing up to Amazon - she was one of the two employees who was fired by Amazon for doing climate organizing, and then wound up getting a settlement as a result of that. I'd be interested to dive more deeply into what happened there. But it's also - one thing I would keep in mind is West Seattle - voters there have been pretty cranky and upset ever since the pandemic began - because while for the rest of us in Seattle, pandemic 2020 meant lockdowns, it meant protests, it meant a lot of disruption. For West Seattle, it also meant being cut off from the rest of the city because the bridge went out. The bridge closed right around the time the lockdowns began due to safety concerns it might collapse. And having spent a little bit of time there in West Seattle lately and talking to voters out there - there is a strong sense of disconnection, of anger and frustration, at City Hall and it's possible that got taken out on Maren Costa, who's seen as a progressive candidate. There's definitely a narrative that the business community - and their wealthy PACs and Seattle Times - tried to tell to paint progressives as a kind of incumbents here. And it's entirely possible that that was another factor here too. But certainly worth looking at to see what happened in District 1. [00:05:23] Crystal Fincher: Definitely. What do you think about this, Andrew? Oh, you are currently muted. [00:05:35] Andrew Villeneuve: I was surprised too. I think this was a result that not a lot of people maybe saw coming because if you look at the top two results, Maren had a significant lead - plurality lead, but a lead. You look at the difference - they are in two different brackets when you have - Maren Costa's up there in the 30s, Rob Saka's back there in the 20s. So I think a lot of people assumed in the general election that there was going to be a significant advantage for Maren Costa, especially having the support of all of these rivals who had not made it to the general election. But I think when you look at Rob Saka's message, I think we have to conclude that it did resonate with the voters in the district. And I'm looking at his website and just checking out all of his enendorsements - and he emphasized he was endorsed by Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell - I think that was a key endorsement that he got. I think the mayor is very popular - our organization does quite a bit of polling - some of Hacks & Wonks listeners may know. And in all of our polling this year we've seen the mayor is very popular with Seattle voters. And that includes District 3 voters, voters across the city - really he's popular all over the place. So having that endorsement and touting that as prominently as he did - I think that was a key factor. And then of course The Seattle Times - I think they have more pull in certain districts than others. And District 1, I think, is a district where I think that they have more pull than some of the other publications that endorsed in the race. I think The Stranger's endorsement matters more in District 3 than it does in District 1. And I think we saw the result of that here with this result. And it could have been closer if there had been higher turnout. I have to agree with that as well. And the fact is right now we may see the lowest turnout in the history of the state of Washington in a general election. It's not clear yet if we're actually going to get to that worst turnout marker but we are certainly close. Currently I am looking to see how many ballots are left because the Secretary of State is saying - Well, we think the turnout is going to be somewhere between 36% and 39% - that's statewide. And if we don't surpass 37.10% then it is the worst turnout 'cause that was the low mark set in 2017. And as we can see, Seattle has higher turnout than the state as a whole, but it's lower than it has been in past odd years. This is part of a disturbing trend where we keep seeing turnout declining in odd-year elections - it is not going in a healthy direction, so that could definitely have an effect. If there is an opportunity later we can talk about even-year elections and what that could do for Seattle, but I'll leave it there and we'll continue to talk about the other races. [00:08:13] Crystal Fincher: Definitely. What did you see? We will go over to this next slide here - looking at the role of independent expenditures in addition to campaign fundraising, did you see the role of money in this race being significant, Katie? [00:08:33] Katie Wilson: Yeah, totally. I haven't actually studied in detail all of the slides you put together, but this is obviously telling that there is a pretty massive independent expenditure contributions here against Maren Costa. And you have to believe that that was a significant factor. I hope that maybe you, Crystal, or someone can speak to the relative weight of independent expenditures in the different City races because I haven't looked at that but I wonder to what extent that can help us to understand some of the results. But I think the spending against Maren was really significant. I will say this was one of the races that also surprised me. Partly because whereas we saw in a couple of other districts some of the more progressive labor unions actually lined up with the more moderate candidate, in this race labor - maybe not 100%, but was pretty strong for Maren and so it also surprised me to see this margin. The last thing I'll say, because I know we have a lot to get through, is that I'm really curious about what is so horrible about Rob Saka that all of his opponents in the primary came out for Maren, so perhaps we will get to learn that - maybe that's a silver lining. [00:09:40] Crystal Fincher: Hopefully we learn he can rise above that given he is going to be a councilmember. It will certainly be interesting to see what his prime agenda is. He's certainly talked a lot about public safety, police - a lot of public safety talk involved with a lot of different issue areas. So it's going to be really interesting to see what his priorities are as he begins to govern. I want to talk about Seattle City Council District 2. And this is one that saw a pretty tantalizing result - had us all on the edge of our seats. On Election Night, which is just a partial tally because we have vote by mail - those come in day after day, it takes us days to count them. We saw Tammy Morales overtake Tanya Woo after a few days of counting. This is a very, very close race. We can see here the breakdown of what the daily ballot returns were and how those changed over time. Robert, what did you see with this race, and why do you think Tammy was able to prevail when so many of the other progressive candidates were not? [00:10:54] Robert Cruickshank: This is not the first time Tammy Morales has been in a very close election in District 2. She ran for the seat the first time in 2015 against then-incumbent councilmember Bruce Harrell and narrowly lost by roughly 400 votes. She did get, of course, elected in 2019 and now re-elected here in 2023. I think part of the story here is incumbency does help. I think the fact that Morales has worked really hard to show her voters that she delivers in southeast Seattle also goes a really long way. Obviously there was frustration among a lot of voters in the Chinatown International District area - that shows up in the results so far - Tanya Woo did very well there. But in other parts of District 2 - Columbia City and points south - Morales held her own and did well. I think you've seen in the four years Morales has been in office, she's been a champion for workers, a champion for renters. She's fought very hard to tax Amazon, supported the JumpStart Tax. She's been very attentive to the needs of the district. When a number of people were struck and killed along MLK Boulevard there, Morales stepped up and met with people, fought hard and is continuing to fight hard at the City and with Sound Transit to make safety improvements. Morales is seen by a lot of people in southeast Seattle as someone who is attentive to the district, attentive to concerns, and responsive - along with being a progressive who's delivered results. So I think those are the things that insulated Tammy Morales from a more maybe conservative-moderate wave this year. Tanya Woo certainly ran, I think, a strong campaign - obviously a very close result. But I think a lesson here is that progressives who get in office and try very hard and very overtly to show their voters that they are working hard for them, that they share their values and are trying to deliver - that can go a really long way. [00:12:56] Crystal Fincher: I definitely agree with that. How did you see this, Andrew? [00:13:00] Andrew Villeneuve: I see Councilmember Morales as someone who is willing to do the work and that really matters. In a local campaign, doorbelling counts, organizing counts. I looked at Councilmember Morales' website while I was writing our election coverage last week and I was noticing how many of the pictures that she has are her with other people - and they're holding signs and look very excited. I look a lot at how do candidates present themselves and who do they surround themselves with. And there's something about these pictures that struck me as - it's not so conventional, it's very fresh. I thought that was a good image for her to put out to the electorate. This is a hard-working councilmember who's got a lot of supporters - a lot of grassroots support - focused on the needs of the neighborhood. Incumbency matters, as Robert said. I was looking at her 2019 results as well. In 2019 she had 60.47% of the vote in that contest. And that was a sharp change from 2015 when she was facing off against Bruce Harrell and lost by only a few hundred votes. So I think that that big victory four years ago was helpful in setting the stage for this closer election this year where it was a tougher environment - the district's changed and of course you had an opponent who was well funded and trying to get the seat. And I think a more credible, perhaps a better opponent - someone The Seattle Times and others could really rally around more than Mark Solomon from four years ago. So I think that's what made the race closer. But Councilmember Morales brought a lot of strength to this race, and you can see in the late ballots that that dominance was key. And that's why it's so important that that lead change occurred last week, because if Tammy was still behind this week it would be hard to pull it out. And we're seeing that in those other two races that we'll talk about later where things got really close but there's no lead change. [00:14:51] Crystal Fincher: What was your evaluation of this race, Katie? [00:14:54] Katie Wilson: I don't have a lot to add but I'll just say I think with a margin that small everything matters, right? And so, kudos to the folks who ran that campaign and who were out knocking on doors and making phone calls and sending texts - because with just a few hundred votes that makes a difference. Fewer than a thousand votes difference in that race would be looking more like the District 7 race and we'd all be singing a very different tune. And I will just say - the implications of that race - Tammy being theon council again is going to be super important for social housing, for the success of Initiative 135, because she's really been kind of a champion of that on council and now will be able to continue that work - that was one of the things looking at the initial results that was running through my mind is - oh gosh, who's gonna carry the standard for social housing? [00:15:54] Crystal Fincher: That's a great point. I also want to look at the spending in this race where Tanya Woo and independent expenditures in support of her and in opposition to Tammy Morales were substantial. And in this race, as in District 1 and a few others, we saw some very sharp and pointed criticisms coming through in mailers, in commercials. It was quite the direct voter messaging campaign. Do any of you think it went too far? Do you think it backfired at all? How did you evaluate that in this race? [00:16:38] Robert Cruickshank: I don't know that it -- obviously it didn't succeed. But again I agree with Katie that in every close - super close election like this, every little bit makes a difference. I think it's clear that it certainly helped Tanya get to a very near victory. It's entirely possible though that it also may have backfired in some ways. I think that generally speaking, voters want to hear from candidates positive things about why you should elect them. They don't want to hear a candidate delivering negative hits. Someone else delivers the negative hits - it shouldn't be the candidate themselves. So it's entirely possible that Tanya Woo maybe put a ceiling on herself by going personally directly negative. But then again just a couple of shifts here and there and we're talking about a Tanya Woo victory. [00:17:30] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, you raise a great point. In a race this close, everything matters. Been involved in close races before - you dissect every single little thing. Wonderful to be on the winning end, agonizing to be on the losing end of this - for the candidate and staff. As we look to the District 3 race, this was an interesting race because we had one of the most notorious active incumbents in Kshama Sawant, who had gotten a lot of ire from The Seattle Times, from some of the TV news - were not a fan of her. She was a Socialist, not a Democrat, and pointed that out fairly frequently. Was a lightning rod but you can't say she didn't represent her district. She was reelected. She withstood a recall attempt but she decided not to run for reelection, so we had Alex Hudson and Joy Hollingsworth competing to be a new representative in this district. What do you think this race was about, and why do you think we got the result that we did? We'll start with Andrew. [00:18:39] Andrew Villeneuve: So this is a race that we actually polled at NPI. We do as much polling as we can locally during odd numbered cycles, but it's tough because there's so many jurisdictions and some of them are too small to poll. But in this jurisdiction, there were enough voters that we could do a poll which was great. And in our poll we found a significant lead for Joy Hollingsworth. In the aggregate, which is a combination of a series of questions that we asked - Joy Hollingsworth got 52%, Alex Hudson got 28%, 16% said they were not sure, 3% didn't recall how they voted - that's the early voters, part of them. And 1% would not vote. So what we saw in the election was - of course, the late ballots have now come in - and what's interesting is Joy Hollingsworth's number is not very far off from the number she got in the poll. So basically it looks like the people who were planning to vote for Joy, or did vote for Joy already, did that. So they followed through - that's what they did. And it looks like Alex Hudson picked up most of the undecided voters and brought that race much closer. But Joy had this built-in lead that the poll showed was out there. Joy had done the work to build a majority coalition of voters in this election and our pollster did a good job modeling the election. They had to figure out who is going to turn out, and that's always a guess. They looked at 2019 turnout, 2017 turnout, 2021 turnout - tried to get a feel for who's that likely electorate going to be. And what we saw basically is the dynamic that was captured in the poll is what played out in the election. Joy had a majority and that majority was able to get Joy elected. Alex took the undecideds, the not sure folks, brought them in and made it a much closer race. But didn't do well enough in the late ballots to change the outcome, and that's despite District 3 being a very, very, very progressive district - a district that I think The Stranger has more influence in than other districts in the city. So I think it's really great that we were able to take a look at this race. I wish we could have done all 7 districts. But we have a poll write-up where we talked about what we heard from voters because we actually asked them - Why are you backing this candidate? We did a follow-up question. It was a ground breaking thing for us in a local poll to ask the why behind the vote. And people told us that Joy is from the district. People said she grew up in Seattle, she's genuinely invested in the community, not everyone with a political science degree knows what's best. She has extensive experience across a lot of relevant areas - greatly focused on public safety, had the mayor's endorsement, long Central area presence. So those are some of the comments that we heard. People who were supporting Alex said that she was an urbanist, she had a better set of plans. There were some really positive things people said about her. We didn't get a lot of negativity in the poll so people weren't really trashing the other candidate, but they were praising the one that they had decided to support. And I like to see that. I like to see that positive focus. So I think that's why we saw the result we did. Joy ran a really strong campaign, she connected with people. She was all over the place - I heard from District 3 voters saying, She doorbelled my home or she made herself accessible. I really liked that. And people just like to see someone from the Central District running for this council position. And my hat is off to Alex for putting together a great set of plans, running a strong campaign as well - it's just that in this election, Joy was her opponent and Joy was able to seal the deal with the voters. [00:21:59] Crystal Fincher: How did you see this, Katie? [00:22:03] Katie Wilson: I think Andrew gave a good rundown there. What I would have to add is this is one of those districts where some of the labor unions that you might think would line up with the person who is perceived as the more progressive candidate actually went for Joy. UFCW 3000 and Unite Here Local 8 both endorsed Joy and she got MLK Labor's endorsement. I think that probably mattered. I live in District 3 and I got in the mail an envelope, and when you open it there was a card from Unite Here Local 8 - pro-Joy. And so I think that for a lot of people who maybe are not in a hyperpolitical bubble, there was not a clear contrast between the two candidates in terms of who was the lefty pick and who was the more moderate pick. So yeah, I mean, and I think basically everything that Andrew said resonates with me as well. [00:23:02] Crystal Fincher: Robert, do you think that the contract - or contrast or lack of a contrast played a role in this race? [00:23:09] Robert Cruickshank: I absolutely do. I think there's an interesting column from Danny Westneat of all people in Seattle Times over the weekend, but what made it interesting is quoting a Seattle University professor who said he talked to his students and the students said - Yeah, they both seem progressive. They both seem pretty similar. And I think if you look at their campaign literature and their websites, that comes through. There's a longstanding strategy of a more moderate business-friendly candidate like Hollingsworth blurring those lines. I remember the 2013 election when Mike McGinn, the incumbent, narrowly lost to Ed Murray. And Murray ate into McGinn's base on Capitol Hill partly by blurring those lines. Jenny Durkan did a very similar strategy to Cary Moon in 2017. Blur the lines, make yourself seem progressive, make it seem like both are fine. A couple other things stand out as well. The Washington Community Alliance puts together this great general elections dashboard. And I was looking at the results so far, precinct that we have - not complete results, but so far from 2023 in District 3 - and comparing it to what we saw there in 2019. And something stood out to me immediately, and Andrew alluded to this. On Capitol Hill itself, Alex Hudson did really well, so did Kshama Sawant. In the northern part of the district - North Capitol Hill, Montlake, and anywhere along the water, Leschi, Madrona - Egan Orion in 2019, and Joy Hollingsworth did well in those areas. In the Central District, Kshama Sawant put up 60, 65, 70% in those precincts. In 2023, Joy Hollingsworth won most of those Central District precincts. That seems to be where the battle for District 3 was won by Joy Hollingsworth and lost by Alex Hudson. So I think that's a big part of it. I think the fact that Hollingsworth is from the community, is herself a woman of color, I think that resonated really strongly there. I think that those factors meant Alex Hudson had a real hill to climb, literally and figuratively, getting up there in District 3. And I don't think Alex was able to do it. You know, we at the Sierra Club endorsed Alex, but we interviewed all the candidates, and they were all really strong candidates there. I think ultimately, there's an interesting contrast with Sawant and Hudson that - I haven't figured out where I am on this, but it's interesting to think about. You know, Sawant won four elections in Seattle, the last three of which were in District 3 against huge corporate opposition. And one of the ways she prevailed was by mobilizing a strong base and by showing she delivers for her base. She delivers for workers, she delivers for renters - everybody knows that. And her base of activists from Socialist Alternative are out there aggressively getting votes. They did a great job of it. Unfortunately, Hudson is much more of a wonk candidate. She has extensive experience with housing and transit, knows local government inside and out. And when Sawant was in office, you'd hear a lot of progressives lament Sawant's approach, lament Sawant's attitude and style. And wish they had someone who was more of a wonk who'd work within City government - that's definitely Alex Hudson, but you gotta get elected. And what we see is that there's something to Sawant's approach - not that you have to agree with all of it - there's something to her approach to winning elections that I think progressives can learn from. And I think that - looking back, I think Hudson may have wished she could be more overtly progressive, especially when it comes to finding the things and finding the issues that motivate the base to show up. That's one of the only ways you would be able to overcome Hollingsworth's strength in that key battleground in the 3rd District, which is the Central District. [00:26:55] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, I think you've hit on something there. And I think it's something that we see in the Tammy Morales race, that we've seen from Kshama Sawant - that if you are a progressive, playing it safe, trying to not be that progressive - not saying that these candidates were overtly trying to not be progressive. But you have to show that you're willing to fight and willing to deliver. You have to show that there's some basis to believe that not only are you talking the talk, but you can also walk it. And I think this race could have benefited for more of that on the progressive end. But it's gonna be interesting to see because Kshama was unique in many ways, but lots of lessons to learn from her just epic ground game that she had race after race. And do have to hand it to Joy Hollingsworth, where I think - similar to Andrew and others - have heard anecdotally for quite some time that she has been out there knocking on doors, that she has been out there talking to community. And that is extremely important and only helps a candidate to be in contact with so many people in the community. So going to District 4 - which this is a race that still isn't called, still is too close to call for a lot of people. What do you see happening here? And what do you think is this dynamic happening in this district, Robert? [00:28:19] Robert Cruickshank: You know, I think this is another one where it is a very sharply divided district within itself, similar to District 3. You've got not just the U District - obviously is going to vote more progressive. So was most of Wallingford and areas around Roosevelt and even parts of Ravenna. But then once you get further north and further east towards the water, you get a bit more moderate, even more conservative. And once you're of course out in like Laurelhurst or Windermere, you're among the wealthy class. But Davis fought hard, fought very closely - nearly won. I don't know that there are enough remaining ballots as of here on Monday night to give Davis enough room to make that 300 vote gain that he needs. But he fought really close and really hard against a huge mountain of corporate money. This is one where I really have to wonder - if we saw 2019 levels of turnout, would we see a Davis victory? The results certainly suggest, especially as the later ballots came in, that might well be the case. Davis ran, I thought, what was a very strong campaign, certainly one that connected with a lot of people in the district. But so did Rivera. And I think this is a interesting test case for how did sort of The Seattle Times-Chamber of Commerce narrative play out? Was Davis able to really overcome that and tell his own narrative of where we should go in Seattle? It certainly seems like in a lot of these races, any progressive candidate faced a lot of headwinds from just a constant narrative that the city is unsafe, city's on the wrong track, it's the fault of progressives and the city council, we have to make a change. And that drumbeat was really loud and really constant. And as you see here on the slide, Davis was outspent significantly greater - nearly half a million dollars spent against him to defeat him by putting out that message. How do you overcome that? You've gotta try to build a base, you've gotta try to actually get out there and sell a strong progressive agenda. I think Davis did as much as he could, but it clearly wasn't enough. This is one race where, gosh, I would love to be able to see good polling after the fact and take a deep dive into what happened here. Because I think if you wanna find a candidate who isn't an incumbent, is a progressive, and who tried to win against all this money - Davis ran what I think a lot of us would have considered to be a smart campaign. But I'm sure there are things that were missed, mistakes were made - that I think are worth taking a closer look at once we have more data. [00:30:54] Crystal Fincher: Do you think it was possible to win this race given the headwinds, Katie? [00:31:02] Katie Wilson: Well, I mean, with a margin that small, you have to say yes. I mean, again, small things matter. But I mean, I guess I think what I would say here - and this is not really just about this race, but as we're going through these races district by district and picking out the little things about the candidates or the spending or whatever - I think it is important to keep in mind something that Robert alluded to, which is turnout. And Danny Westneat had this piece, which Robert mentioned, that really just laid out kind of like - not only is turnout way down from 2019, like double digits down, but it's young voters who didn't turn out. And I really have to think, I mean, I think that like if we had seen 2019 levels of turnout with that demography, this race would have turned out differently. I think it's even possible that Districts 1 and 3 could have turned out differently. I mean, the difference is so great in turnout and in who voted. And that is not just a Seattle thing. That's not a, so I mean, that was something that Westneat seemed to kind of emphasize the "Sawant effect" or something, but this is bigger than Seattle, right? This is like countywide, statewide - you look at the turnout numbers and turnout across the state is way, way lower than 2019. And it is young voters who would have voted strongly progressive who didn't turn out. So I think that's just a really significant thing to keep in mind as we kind of nitpick all of these races. Sorry, crying baby. [00:32:25] Crystal Fincher: We're doing baby duty and that happens and we're fine. Andrew, what did you think? [00:32:30] Andrew Villeneuve: Yeah, some great things have been said by Robert and Katie about this race. I was so impressed with Ron Davis as a candidate. I just found him extremely thoughtful. I'm like - why can't we have candidates like this in every city? Maritza Rivera also had some really interesting things in her campaign that I liked. But I think what was really striking for me is Rivera, if you go on her endorsements page, you'll see Bob Ferguson is the very first endorsement listed there. And that's really interesting. And not everyone can get an endorsement from Bob Ferguson. Maritza Rivera had one and made sure that people knew that she had that endorsement. Also, you see Mayor Harrell's endorsement there. The mayor's doing well in this election. His candidates are doing well, and I don't think that's a coincidence. And I also noticed Sara Nelson's endorsement there. Sara Nelson gets a lot of flak from folks in Seattle, especially on the left, perhaps deservedly so for some of the positions she's taking. But in our polling, she's actually got a pretty good approval rating relative to other members of the council. I say relative because these things are relative. So Sara Nelson is perceived better right now than other members of the council - and that includes Councilmember Sawant, who's leaving her district with a horrible, awful job performance rating, including from her own constituents. It's not just citywide. Our polling was very, very clear on that. People are not happy with her job performance. So she was able to get elected several times, she built an amazing coalition. But then that support has eroded away. And I think that's why she didn't seek re-election. I think she realized she was going to have some difficulty getting re-elected if she sought re-election. So exiting allows to avoid a defeat, which I think is a good strategy, because then you can go and take your experience in elected office and do something else. But I just thought Davis had a tremendous set of ideas. He engaged with groups that other candidates didn't, from what I heard. And what I really liked was, again, he had this thoughtful, urbanist-centered vision. It really appealed to me personally. If I was in District 4, I'd be like - wow, this is just really exciting vision for Seattle. And his voters' pamphlet statement just talked about how everyone deserves a home in Seattle. And the themes that I saw there were very powerful. And I'm a little surprised that he didn't quite have a stronger Election Night performance. I thought Rivera might lead, but to see him down by as much as he was, that wasn't quite what I thought we might see. And I don't do predictions, so I'm always willing to be open-minded and see what happens. But I was thinking that the race would be closer on Election Night, and then it would be possible for there to be a lead change by the end of the week if that were the case. But instead, Maritza Rivera has kept a lead throughout this count. So I think, unfortunately, Ron Davis is out of runway to turn this around. But he came really close. And I think he should definitely run for office again. [00:35:23] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, a lot of great ideas that we heard. Go ahead, Katie. [00:35:25] Katie Wilson: Sorry, just to add one thing to what I was saying before from the Westneat column. This is roughly 40,000 fewer Seattleites showed up for this election than in 2019. So if you look at that, we're talking about an average of 5,700 votes in each district that would have been added. And so you look at these margins, and that would have shifted several of these races. [00:35:47] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, I agree. And then I also-- I'm looking at this difference in spending. And the spending isn't just money. It's communication. It's the commercials that you see, it's the mailers that you get, it's the digital ads that you see. And those do move some voters. Are they going to close a 25-point deficit? No. But can they move a race 5, 10 points? Absolutely. And so as I'm looking at this, I'm looking at just how close this race is. And it seems to me that money definitely impacted this race, as did turnout, as did so many other things. But it just seems really hard to be able to go up against that amount of communication when you don't have it - to be outspent, to be out-communicated by that degree. And given that, I do think Ron Davis mounted a really, really good campaign for hopefully his first campaign and not his last, because he did contribute a lot of great policy ideas, concrete policy ideas, that I think would do the city good. Moving to District 5, where we saw ChrisTiana ObeySumner versus Cathy Moore. This race was pretty conclusive as of the first tally on Election Night. What was your evaluation of this, Andrew? [00:37:11] Andrew Villeneuve: Well, this was the one race I think that everyone could say - That's done - on Election Night. That's a done race. We can see where things are going. And of course, there has been a shift in the late ballots, but not enough of one to threaten Cathy Moore's position. So I guess what we saw is Cathy Moore had a campaign of enormous strength, resonated with the electorate. And we just didn't see the same from the other side. I mean, I know The Stranger made a very powerful case. But you look at the top two field, and there were other candidates - Nilu Jenks was running and didn't quite make it. But I feel like the fact that there wasn't a stronger vote for ObeySumner in the top two, that sort of set up the general election. I think you want to have as much support as you can get in the top two. And then you want to be able to run as strong of a general election campaign as you can. And I think that here, there might not have quite been the same resonance with the electorate for that candidacy. And I think that that's part of the issue - when you are having trouble connecting with voters for whatever reason, then you're going to see that kind of lopsided results. And sometimes there's nothing you can do about it because for whatever reason, you're just not clicking. But I heard from a lot of folks who-- I asked every District 5 voter, who are you voting for? And everybody basically told me Cathy Moore - that I talked to. And I ran out of people to ask to see if I could find any ObeySumner voters. But to me, that sort of spoke for people had talked to their neighbors, they had considered their choices, and they settled on Moore. And so that's where we were on Election Night. And of course, again, late ballots - we saw some change, but not a whole lot of change. And so again, I think hats off to Cathy Moore for running a campaign that brought together a lot of people, excited a lot of folks. And we'll see now how Cathy does on the council as Debora Juarez's successor. [00:39:16] Crystal Fincher: And Robert? [00:39:18] Robert Cruickshank: Yeah, I'm a District 5 resident - voted for ChrisTiana, but have had many conversations with Cathy Moore. And Cathy Moore is definitely not easy to pigeonhole as a corporate moderate. Cathy has, I think, some pretty strong progressive background and positions. This is an interesting district up here in District 5 too, that - people assume it's so far north that we're almost suburbs, and that's kind of true. But there are also large pockets of immigrant populations, people of color, low-income folks. And if you look at the map so far of the precincts - votes that have come in so far - ChrisTiana, they've only won a single precinct in Pinehurst, but they're pretty close in areas like Licton Springs, north Greenwood, Lake City. They're almost neck and neck with Cathy Moore in some of those areas - these are some of the denser parts of the district as well. Again, I don't think anyone's surprised that Cathy Moore prevailed by a fairly wide margin here. Again, given what Andrew pointed out in the primary, that that seemed foretold there. But I just wanna emphasize that Cathy Moore did not run the same race that maybe Rob Saka or Maritza Rivera or Bob Kettle or Pete Hanning ran. And I think that certainly helped. It's a district that four years ago, handily reelected Deborah Juarez over Ann Davison, who's of course now our city attorney. Which suggests that in District 5, there's definitely a lot of support for a left of center, but not too far left of center candidate. Well, again, we'll see what Cathy Moore does on the council. I think Cathy also ran a campaign that was good, but also kind of promises a lot of things to a lot of people. And the rubber will meet the road in the next few months on the council, especially as some important decisions come up around budget, around police contract, and around transportation levy. [00:41:17] Crystal Fincher: Now, moving on to District 6 - this is where we saw incumbent Councilmember Dan Strauss wind up overtaking and winning the race over Pete Hanning. How did you see this race, Andrew? [00:41:34] Andrew Villeneuve: So this was a race where we saw our first lead change, and Councilmember Strauss was fortunate in that he had the advantage of incumbency. He also, I think, had a district that perhaps, he felt like - okay, I can handle this redistricting, like I can handle some adjustments to the lines. I think he was well-prepared to face a slightly different electorate than what he faced in his last campaign. And he also was mindful of his public safety posture as he went into the campaign, realizing that - we're gonna talk about District 7 next - but realizing that it's important for people to perceive you on public safety as being someone that understands the issues that are out there in the community, which we know are significant. We know some people are concerned about property crime. We know some small business owners are very vocal about the issues they're going through, they're looking for more help from the city. And I think Councilmember Strauss was ready for that dynamic. I also think he made an effort to present himself as someone who's gotten things done. And he got not the most enthusiastic endorsement from The Stranger, but it didn't seem to hurt him too much. I mean, they sort of riffed on his "Ballard Dan" moniker. I went to his website and was reading about how he presented himself, and he's talking in his campaign bio about non-political things. And I think that's a really interesting and smart choice is to show yourself as not just a politician, but also a fellow community member, someone who has different interests. You're not just interested in politics - that's not the only thing you care about. And I think that that helped him connect with voters. I think it's very important for people to see who you are - that helps them identify with you. It's very important that people identify with you when they go to vote, because elections tend to turn on identity and trust more than anything else. Issues do matter, of course. And those of us who are very much in the wonkish space, we love people's issues, positions - we love to evaluate them. But I think a lot of voters are more in the mindset of - Do I want this person representing me in government? And they think about it at a very basic level. They don't think necessarily about people's issue positions. And they certainly don't have an Excel spreadsheet where they run a calculator to see whose position they're closest to. So I think that was one of the key things that I saw here was just, again, Strauss presenting himself as someone that folks could identify with and empathize with. And I also think Pete Hanning could have run a stronger campaign here - not as much resources on Hanning's side as I thought we might've seen, and that could have been a difference maker. Again, in a close race with a lead change, it's like just what we were talking about earlier - anything can make the difference. So we could talk about a lot of different factors, but what I saw was an incumbent who was interested in getting reelected and put in some of the work. And made sure that there were reasons for people to identify with him. And I think that we saw that worked out for him, and he was the first of the two incumbents to get that lead change on Thursday. So congratulations, Councilmember Strauss, on your reelection. [00:44:37] Crystal Fincher: How did you see this, Katie? [00:44:41] Katie Wilson: Yeah, I don't - sorry, I'm a little bit distracted. But yeah, I mean, I think that Councilmember Strauss definitely did somewhat of a pivot to the right, or just trying to kind of blow with the winds of his district and that paid off. And yeah, I'll pass it on to Robert. [00:45:02] Robert Cruickshank: Yeah, I think a couple of things stand out. Certainly the slide that's being displayed right now - notice there's no independent expenditure against Dan Strauss. Strauss clearly cozied up to the Chamber here, he cozied up to Mayor Harrell. So his blowing with the wind, which I think is an apt description, worked. It also worked when Dan put out mailers saying, I voted against defunding the police. Dan has been very active in trying to get encampments cleared at Ballard Commons Park and other areas in the neighborhood. So I think we who are progressive - who don't want to see a renewal of the War on Drugs, we don't feel comfortable when we see sweeps happening, we're not totally comfortable with this current mayor - have to do some reflection here. And the fact that Strauss took these positions that we who are progressive don't really like and prevailed with it - isn't great for us. And I think we've got to be honest about that and reflect on what that might mean, and how we pivot, and how we handle things differently. It doesn't mean we should abandon our core values. You never do that in politics, otherwise we should go home. But I think we got to take a look at this race and see why. Now, a couple other factors I want to point out. Again, Strauss is a incumbent and that helps. Also his district is fairly favorable. I think there's sometimes a reputation that like Ballard gets as being a bunch of cranky, conservative Scandinavians and it's just not. If you have a view of the water in District 6, you voted for Hanning. If you don't, you probably voted for Strauss - and that goes as far up as North Beach, North of 85th Street, which is pretty well off, parts of Crown Hill, pretty well off, lots of homeowners in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood, Ballard and Fremont all voting for Dan Strauss by pretty healthy margins. So I think the fact that that district - one that reelected Mike O'Brien in 2015, and I think would have reelected him in 2019 had O'Brien had the stomach for it - it is a favorable one. I think there's more opportunity there then Strauss was able to really make out of it. But again, this is a race where, press as we can point to things that didn't go our way, we didn't get the turnout we wanted, we had a lot of money spent against us, but someone like Dan Strauss who sort of blew with the wind, decided which way the wind was blowing, moved away from a lot of our positions and prevailed. So we have to be honest about that. [00:47:27] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, this race I thought was interesting because he did run away from his record basically and try to correct for that. It's really interesting because we saw two different approaches from two incumbents who both wound up successful. Tammy Morales, who is probably now the most progressive member remaining on the council - one of the most progressive before - showed that she was engaged and she did care. And I think maybe the key is really that - there has been this prevailing idea that progressives just don't care about crime or they wanna go easy on it. And one thing I think both Dan Strauss and Tammy Morales did was show that they cared very deeply and they were willing to stay engaged, stay involved, try and push through public safety, community safety initiatives that both of their districts had been calling for. And being engaged is what helped them. And really showing that they care and showing that they're working on the problem is what helped them - both of them - in those races, even though they have taken very different approaches and Tammy Morales stood by her record, fought hard for the district and a number of different things. So that was interesting for me to see - just the different approaches - but both looking like they were successful as long as they were engaged. [00:48:55] Shannon Cheng: You just listened to Part 1 of our 2023 Post-Election Roundtable that was originally aired live on Monday, November 13th. Audio for Part 2 will be running this Friday, so make sure to stay tuned. Full video from the event and a full text transcript of the show can be found on our website officialhacksandwonks.com. The producer of Hacks & Wonks is Shannon Cheng. You can find Hacks & Wonks on Twitter @HacksWonks, and you can follow Crystal @finchfrii, spelled F-I-N-C-H-F-R-I-I. You can catch Hacks & Wonks on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts - just type "Hacks and Wonks" into the search bar. Be sure to subscribe to get our Friday week-in-review shows and our Tuesday topical show delivered to your podcast feed. If you like us, leave us a review wherever you listen. You can also get a full transcript of this episode at officialhacksandwonks.com and in the podcast episode notes. Thank you for tuning in!
Nurses Out Loud with Jodi O'Malley MSN, RN – Currently spearheading a significant Grand Jury Initiative, our team, including Dr. Henry Ealy, Senators Dennis Linthicum and Kim Thatcher, and attorney Steve Joncus, is set to present oral arguments in the 9th Circuit Court on December 5th, 2023. We aim to establish the people's right to hold officials accountable for alleged COVID-19 data fraud and misuse of taxpayer funds.
In the 3rd hour of the Marc Cox Morning Show: The newly released Jan 6th footage shows people walking around the capital peacefully Real or Fake News with Carl. Think you keep up with the latest news? Come get challenged as Carl asks us about Real or Fake Headlines. The Missouri Scout put a poll out using the Ballot Language on Initiative Petition First Responder Spotlight - Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept. - Sheriff Dave Marshak Coming Up: Jessie Jane Duff and Tom Ackerman
It's time to adapt a new mindset and step into a belief system that will support your new beginning. Character flaws can hold you back from connecting with your purpose, meeting your goals, finding soul family, and most importantly manifesting your new reality. Certain traits cause more issues than others on your journey of success. Let's tap in to how we can heal and release these character flaws and nurture ourselves through moments of doubt and insecurity so no matter what we may be feeling, we are always moving forward.
Dan sits down with former Marine infantry Sergeant Rich Cervantes. Rich enlisted in the USMC in 2001, and trained as a TOW (Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided) anti-tank gunner. In this exclusive interview, he tells the story of why he joined, his training, and his experience in Iraq over several deployments with the First Marine Division. He was awarded a Purple Heart, a NAM (Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal), and a Bronze Star, both with Valor. Following are the citations: NAM FOR HEROIC ACHIEVEMENT WHILE SERVING AS TUBE LAUNCHED, OPTICALLY TRACKED, WIRE COMMAND LINK, GUIDED MISSILE SYSTEM (TOW) GUNNER, TOW PLATOON, WEAPONS COMPANY, 3D BATTALION, 7TH MARINES, REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM 7, 1ST MARINE DIVISION IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM ON 8 AND 9 APRIL 2003. CORPORAL CERVANTES WAS TASKED WITH MANNING A VEHICULAR ROADBLOCK ALONG HIGHWAY 6 IN ORDER TO GUARD THE BATTALION'S FLANK. HE OBSERVED A FIVE-TON TRUCK RACING TOWARDS HIS POSITION AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED AND DISREGARDING POSTED INSTRUCTIONS. DESPITE THE FIRING OF WARNING SHOTS, THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO RAPIDLY CLOSE ON THE CHECKPOINT. AS THE TRUCK NEARED, HE ENGAGED IT WITH HIS M240G MACHINE GUN, KILLING THE DRIVER. OUT OF CONTROL, THE VEHICLE CAREENED DIRECTLY INTO HIS TOW VEHICLE, STRIKING IT VIOLENTLY AT OVER 25 MILES PER HOUR. DESPITE SUFFERING NUMEROUS INJURIES FROM THE COLLISION, HE VALIANTLY MAINTAINED HIS POST. CORPORAL CERVANTES' COURAGEOUS ACTIONS, INITIATIVE, AND COMPLETE DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIM AND WERE IN KEEPING OF THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE MARINE CORPS AND THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE. BRONZE STAR FOR HEROIC ACHIEVEMENT IN CONNECTION WITH OPERATIONS AGAINST THE ENEMY AS TUBE LAUNCHED, OPTICALLY-TRACKED, WIRE COMMAND LINK, GUIDED MISSILE SYSTEM (TOW) MISSILE GUNNER AND VEHICLE COMMANDER, 1ST SECTION, COMBINED ANTI-ARMOR TEAM BLUE, WEAPONS COMPANY, 3D BATTALION, REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM-7, 1ST MARINE DIVISION, I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ON 17 APRIL 2004, IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM II. WHILE RESPONDING TO REINFORCE A SNIPER TEAM FROM 1ST FORCE RECONNAISSANCE COMPANY THAT WAS UNDER ATTACK, COMBINED ANTI-ARMOR BLUE'S FOUR VEHICLES WERE CAUGHT IN A DELIBERATE AMBUSH FROM A THREE-STORY CEMENT BUILDING. ALL FOUR VEHICLES WERE HIT AND ONE WAS DISABLED. DESPERATELY UNDERMANNED, WITH ONE DISABLED VEHICLE AND TWO URGENT CASUALTIES, HIS SECTION NEEDED TO BREAK THE AMBUSH. WHILE THREE MARINES SUPPRESSED THE ENEMY POSITION WITH M16S, HE AGGRESSIVELY MANEUVERED HIS VEHICLE WITHIN 70 METERS OF THE BUILDING. REPEATING THE BATTLE DRILL TWO MORE TIMES, HE DESTROYED THE BUILDING AND BROKE THE AMBUSH. LATER IN THE SAME DAY AN INFANTRY PLATOON SUFFERED TWO URGENT CASUALTIES AND WAS PINNED DOWN BY ENEMY FIRE. HE AGAIN LED HIS VEHICLE STRAIGHT INTO THE ENEMY FIRE IN ORDER TO EVACUATE THE CASUALTIES. ENEMY FIRE SHATTERED THE WINDSHIELD OF HIS VEHICLE AS HE SUPPRESSED THE ENEMY WITH HIS M240G MACHINE GUN AND EXTRACTED THE TWO CASUALTIES. HIS BRAVERY IN THESE FIREFIGHTS INSPIRED ALL WHO OBSERVED HIS BOLD ACTIONS. BY HIS ZEALOUS INITIATIVE, COURAGEOUS ACTIONS, AND EXCEPTIONAL DEDICATION TO DUTY, CORPORAL CERVANTES REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE MARINE CORPS AND THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE. Next Episode: Black Hawk Down (2001) Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments! Our website: www.dangerclosepod.com Or join our Facebook group at: Danger Close - Podcast Discussion Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1442264899493646/) If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify If you would like to support the show and get extra episodes where we discuss sci-fi, fantasy, and comedy war movies, go to our Patreon page at: www.dangerclosepod.com/support warmovies #warfilms #war #film #films #movies #history #cinema #aviation #Veterans #interviews
Andrew McAfee (@amcafee) stops by The Business Brew to discuss his new book The Geek Wayhttps://www.amazon.com/Geek-Way-Radical-Mindset-Extraordinary/dp/B0C1DQW5FC/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Andrew+McAfee&qid=1700075448&s=audible&sr=1-1Andrew is a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management, co-founder and co-director of MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy, and the inaugural Visiting Fellow at the Technology and Society organization at Google. He studies how technological progress changes the world. His previous books includeMore from Less and, with Erik Brynjolfsson, The Second Machine Age.McAfee has written for publications including Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He's talked about his work on CNN and 60 Minutes, at the World Economic Forum, TED, and the Aspen Ideas Festival, with Tom Friedman and Fareed Zakaria, and in front of many international and domestic audiences. He's also advised many of the world's largest corporations and organizations ranging from the IMF to the Boston Red Sox to the US Intelligence Community.McAfee and his frequent coauthor Erik Brynjolfsson are only people named to both the Thinkers50 list of the world's top management thinkers and the Politico 50 group of people transforming American politics.