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Bob Marley was more than just a musician. He was a musical pioneer. An ambassador of Jamaican culture. A humanitarian, an activist, and a really competitive soccer player. He grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Kingstown, Jamaica, but thought music could change the world. His songs talk about standing up to oppression, hope, freedom, politics, and love. He survived an assassination attempt and then tragically died of cancer at just 36 years old. One today's episode of Prisoners of Rock and Roll, we're going to explore the life and music of the man who wove reggae music into the fabric of modern music. Check out our episode playlist. Part of Pantheon Podcasts. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter, or shoot get in touch at email@example.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The two E(i)than's return, bringing Episode 18 of the Rugby League review and they are joined by Warrington Wolves' Danny Walker. Still only 22, Danny made his Super League debut for Widnes Vikings at 17. He discusses coming through the ranks with the Vikings, making the switch to boyhood side Warrington and playing for the England Knights, who the hooker recently captained against Jamaica. The hooker also looks ahead to the future and talks about what he hopes to achieve in the coming years with a keen eye on a spot in the England first team squad for next year's World Cup as well as a target of some glory with Warrington sooner rather than later. All this and more in the Rugby League Review.
USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter and host Bobby Warshaw look back at the USMNT's second window of World Cup Qualification, including home victories against Jamaica and Canada, and the 1-0 loss at Panama. Bobby and Gregg dive in to three-match October window, talking mentality, tactics, and players who stood out, and preview the USA's impending showdown with Mexico in November in Cincinnati.
This week on Inspired With Bell... Dr. Travis Zigler is a recovering optometrist turned ecommerce entrepreneur. He is the founder of Eye Love, https://eyelovethesun.com, whose mission is to heal 1,000,000 dry eye sufferers naturally. Dr. Travis and his wife, Dr. Jenna Zigler, use the profits from Eye Love to fund free clinics in Jamaica and the US through their charity, the Eye Love Cares Foundation, https://eyelovecares.org.
This week I had the pleasure of speaking with @brittanytyragolden. Brittany is a model that relocated to NYC to pursue her modeling journey. She provides insight advise and tips on her journey. Hope you enjoy. This episode is sponsored by: @Six20Style SIX/20 is an American-made contemporary sportswear brand for women who love fashion and comfort equally. These amazing pieces are handmade in NYC with amazing quality and thoughtful, detailed designs. www.six20style.com IG: @six20style @the_alumni_group draws a crowd of sophisticated alumni from prominent HBCUs and PWIs who look forward to unwinding after a strenuous work week. Join The Alumni Group Every Saturday & Sunday and turn all the way up with brunch, booze, and banging beats! You won't be disappointed! They also through group trips. They are going to Tulum in October and Jamaica in December. Follow them on Instagram @the_alumni_group Keep up with me on all social sites! @LeneseCalleea @LC_ApparelConsulting @CalleeaVateinInc @blackgirlzdesignerclub www.lenesecalleea.com Stay Black! Peace Out! #EducateNCreate
C.J. FARLEY was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up in Brockport, NY, with stops in Middle-earth, Xanth, Earthsea, and Narnia. Farley's biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman was a national best seller. A former editor of the Harvard Lampoon and a former music critic for Time, Farley is a blogger, columnist and senior editor at the Wall Street Journal. Game World is Farley's first novel for young readers. Farley's newest book- Zero O'Clock: In early March 2020 in New Rochelle, New York, teenager Geth Montego is fumbling with the present and uncertain about her future. She only has three friends: her best friend Tovah, who's been acting weird ever since they started applying to college; Diego, who she wants to ask to prom; and the K-pop band BTS, because the group always seems to be there for her when she needs them (at least in her head). She could use some help now. Geth's small city becomes one of the first COVID-19 containment zones in the US. As her community is upended by the virus and stirred up by the growing Black Lives Matter protests, Geth faces a choice and a question: Is she willing to risk everything to fight for her beliefs? And if so, what exactly does she believe in? C.J. Farley captures a moment in spring 2020 no teenager will ever forget. It sucks watching the world fall apart. But sometimes you have to start from zero.
As world leaders, scientists and activists prepare for the UN climate change conference in Scotland, host Nuala McGovern hears how sea level rise is affecting islands in the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. People from the Bahamas, the US Florida Keys and a beach restaurant owner in Jamaica share their experiences of disappearing landscapes and their concerns for the future.
In 1878, a storm formed near Jamaica then became a Category 2 hurricane and moved right up the East coast. The center passed east of Florida, then came ashore in eastern North Carolina on October 23, 1878 and stayed inland until it turned almost straight east over the southern parts of Vermont and New Hampshire. There was extensive damage from the Carolinas to New England, and more than 71 people were killed. This storm came to be known as the Gale of '78. A storm in modern times with a track like the Gale of ‘78 would be disastrous in the Middle Atlantic states, threatening death and serious injury and causing billions of dollars in damage. Hurricane Hazel in 1954 took a similar track, all the rest of the hurricanes with somewhat similar tracks occurred in the 19th century. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Gareth, Edwin and Jerry (filling in for Miller) return after a week off due to technical difficulties with the studio! We go through Group A-H and discuss how each group did after UEFA Champions League Matchday 3. We also discuss the USMNT's three-game performance against Jamaica, Panama and Costa Rica. With Newcastle's new Saudi Arabian ownership group, how will that affect them and the league in the coming years? They also give their take on Ansu Fati's six year contract extension with a 1 billion euro release clause. Lastly, Jerry and Edwin make their weekend picks in this week's "Edwin Segment".
This is a Podcast of the 7 Jamaican & Caribbean News items for the week ending October 22, 2021. The JAMAICA WEEKLY News Summary Podcast is brought to you by Jamaicans.com . For more stories from this week's Jamaican/Caribbean Weekly News Summary please visit - http://www.jamaicans.com/new
Two women who read my cards, one puts me on a plane back to Jamaica while the other pushes me towards the path of healing and alignment. Psychics IG: @Mariangeliseee Thanks for listeningNext episode will be available on 11/04/2021 IG: WherearejoandthecurlsEmail: Wherearejoandthecurls@gmail.com
In conversation with Nicole Dennis-Benn Asali Solomon is the author of Disgruntled, ''a smart, philosophical, coming-of-age'' (San Francisco Chronicle) novel about the double-binds of race in late 1980s Philadelphia. Her other work includes the short story collection Get Down, as well as stories published in a wide array of periodicals, including McSweeney's, Essence, and O, The Oprah Magazine. A professor of fiction writing and literature of the African diaspora at Haverford College, Solomon is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award and the National Book Foundation's ''5 Under 35'' honor. The Days of Afrekete follows two women who reconnect years after their college days and rediscover themselves amidst the questions asked at middle age. Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of Patsy and Here Comes the Sun, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the Lambda Literary Award. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, she teaches at Princeton and lives with her wife in Brooklyn, New York. (recorded 10/20/2021)
Roxanne Francis is a mother, wife, Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with more than 12 years of experience in the mental health field. As the owner of Francis Psychotherapy and Consulting Services, she supports the leadership teams at forward-thinking corporations and organizations to care for the mental health of their staff. Roxanne also helps Therapists build a private practice. We discussed: -How the difference in lifestyle between Jamaica vs Canada inspired her to get into social work and social justice -working from a person-centred lens vs the problem because most healing happens because of the connection -Experiencing “mom guilt” -making the decision to walk away from a stressful 9-5 job to open a private practice -Having 2 Rainbow babies -Fully leaning into your intuition Tune in to hear how she is navigating life's challenges and how you can too! Stay connected to Roxanne online: Website: https://www.francispsychotherapy.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/francispsychotherapy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/francispsychotherapy Stay connected with us online: Facebook- http://bit.ly/2CkjhqV Instagram- http://bit.ly/2OszRfs Twitter- http://bit.ly/2RU9tcz Youtube- http://bit.ly/MakiniSmithYoutube LinkedIn- http://bit.ly/2IZZZIm Website- http://bit.ly/2PvRRSu Books- http://bit.ly/MakiniSmith Subscribe to our newsletter if you love the value and free stuff! http://bit.ly/2AVKNJM Send feedback/questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Submit guest suggestions HERE email@example.com
An area of thunderstorms formed on the west coast of Africa in mid-October 1988 just as swarms of locusts were inundating the region. The storms had loosely held together until they reached the central Atlantic Ocean a few days later were conditions where favorable for further tropical development. The system rapidly developed into Tropical storm and then Hurricane Joan. Winds high in the atmosphere carried Hurricane Joan across the Atlantic to Dominica, St. Lucia, Jamaica, and other nearby islands. In addition to heavy rains, Joan brought those islands something else from the sky on October 21, 1988, locusts. Apparently carried into the atmosphere by winds blowing from those thunderstorms that formed on the African coast days earlier, the locusts survived the trip across the Atlantic and found a new home in the Caribbean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The SSFC Podcast is back after the lengthy trip during the World Cup qualifying window with Episode 63! First up, the United States Men's National Team are still in 2nd place in the Octagonal standings after 2 home wins and a road loss during the October international window. We quickly recap the three matches - wins against Jamaica and Costa Rica and a loss against Panama - and highlight two things that the USMNT went through that could be important the rest of the way. After the break, we briefly discuss FIFA's insane plan to convert the World Cup to every 2 years. Why does FIFA insist on doing this? Why are they watering down the competition. We have a mini rant on how wild this plan is and how it would hurt the prestige of the world's most popular tournament. The next episode will be a mailbag episode, so submit questions via Twitter using the hashtag #SSFCPodcast. You can also email questions to SSFC Podcast at Gmail dot com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Noe Perrin: growing up around the world, cryptocurrency & Bitcoin Noe was born in the UK, from a French mother and Spanish father and spent the first 10 years of his life in England. He then spent 4 years in Dubai, 4 years in Jamaica, then settled down (for now) in Florida, USA. Talk about… The post JIP 087: Noe Perrin appeared first on Just Interesting People.
On March 16, 1989, Lloyd Witter and Jomo Kenyatta sustained several gunshot wounds at a residence in Jamaica, Queens. Witter died from his injuries. Paul Anderson, who also lived at the residence, was found handcuffed near Witter's body. Under questioning, both Kenyatta and Anderson provided at least a half dozen different versions of the story that finally landed on Carlton Roman as the gunman. Roman claimed he'd been with his girlfriend on the night of Witter's murder, an alibi that she corroborated. Nevertheless, he was charged with murder. Despite maintaining his innocence throughout the trial, and no forensic, ballistic, fingerprint, or DNA evidence tying him to the shooting, Roman was convicted and served 32 years until his exoneration in August 2021. Learn more and get involved at: https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com/with-jason-flom Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sandra Herrera and Lisa Roman sit down with Cadella Marley, Bob Marley's daughter and Global Ambassador for the Jamaican National Women's Football team, and her cousin and business partner Myshjua Allen Murray. They discuss the inaugural Football is Freedom Festival centered around the international friendly in DRV Pink Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, FL between Jamaica and Costa Rica. Marley discusses the mission of the foundation to support the development of women's football in Jamaica, supporting the Reggae Girlz and how to grow women's football in the diaspora. The foundation invests in the wellness of female footballers, getting scholarships and programs to assist Reggae Girlz's retirement, Football is Freedom Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/football-is-freedom-fort-lauderdale-florida-10-24-2021/event/0D005B41906CAEE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Subscribe and enjoy this episode as we compare two great all-inclusive resorts in Negril Jamaica, Couples Swept Away and Couples Negril! We enjoyed both of these resorts and if you're considering one or both of these resorts we hope this podcast can help you decide. For Travel Quotes:www.PenyakTravel.com/contactCLICK TO CALL: 1-800-674-3278Email: Janet@PenyakTravel.comFollow Us:YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/c/PenyakTravelCompanyFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/penyaktravelINSTA: https://www.instagram.com/penyaktravelINSTA: https://www.instagram.com/knowbeforeyougotravelshowLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/penyak-travel-companyTHE HOST ON INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/GeorgePenyakOUR SANDALS LINK: https://tinyurl.com/y97pgy82
Who says you can't teach an old STUD new tricks? Laugh with us this week as we jump from WeHo to Jamaica and all on one leg. We're getting into flirting gone wrong and sharing fond memories of our time at prom. Let's get to it! New Episode every #TwoStudsTuesday Find us on YouTube for a visually enhanced version of our podcast or play us in your ear , find Two STUDS in a POD wherever you find podcasts You can always get it TWO ways in one stop with us @ www.twostudsinapod.com Connect with Two Studs IG • Twitter | @twostudsinapod Blaze IG | @its.me.blaze Twitter | @itsmeblaze2 Meech IG | @thehomiemeech Twitter | @homiemeech --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/twostudsinapod/support
Jake, Tom, and Ryan are back to breakdown and wrap-up the USMNT October qualifying window where we beat Jamaica 2-0, lost to Panama 1-0, and beat Costa Rica 2-1. We give our grades for the window while discussing our best starting XI if everyone is healthy, and who could potentially backup Tyler Adams if Kellyn Acosta isn't ready to go.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/FIFAmerica)
The Tooth or Dare Podcast welcomes Uche Odiatu to the Podcast. Dr Odiatu is the author of The Miracle of Health. He is double certified as a personal trainer, a certified yoga instructor and certified boot camp instructor and a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine Dr Odiatu is a practicing dentist in Toronto This busy dental professional has been the invited guest on 400 radio & television shows including ABC 20/20 and Canada AM. He has given over 500 lectures in Canada, the USA, Denmark, Bermuda, England, Jamaica, Norway and the Bahamas. His number one goal is to reignite your passion for your health Uche is a powerhouse speaker who fills lecture halls and gets people up out of their seats while learning all about health, wellness and the connection between oral and systemic health. We welcome Uche on the podcast and love hearing how his personal life has transformed who he is as a human and also a dentist. This episode was generously sponsored by our Peeps at Philips who have created a product that has Irene mindblown. Check out Zoom Delivered as a solution for freeing up chair time and getting your patients their custom whitening treatment delivered straight to their door. Are you still taking Alginate impression to fabricate your take-home whitening trays when your office has a digital scanner? Irene 1.0 used to take alginates and spend an hour in the lab before work, between patients and after work to ensure the models were perfectly poured, trays nicely scalloped and perfectly made to deliver on time. A second visit was required to insert and provide instructions, which took up more chair time. Now that I have a digital scanner, I'm able to use Zoom Delivered to successfully send for custom trays, treatment and delivery directly to my patient within 7 business days. @philipssonicarepro To get started, Call 800-278-8282 or visit their website! Irene created this awesome video, click here to watch it on her instagram. ___________________________________________________ In this episode Dr. Uche talks about fitness, eating habits and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. He talks about how he builds a good relationship with his patients and acknowledging the changes in their lives. Reach out to Uche at: Instagram FitSpeakers ___________________________________________________ Our hosts encourage you to leave them a review! LET'S GO! Find more of our episodes at https://www.toothordare.ca/ Follow us on Instagram! Podcast IG: @toothordare.podcast Irene: @toothlife.irene Katrina: @thedentalwinegenist
“Wakanda” marks a fascinating cultural moment globally. The name serves as symbolism to an unapologetic Afro Futurist society. Wakanda also represents the powerful promise of black liberation dreamed by generations of Black People global. “We have for centuries sought to either find or create a promised land where we would be untroubled by the criminal horrors of our American existence,” “From the original pioneer of Black to Africa, Paul Cuffe's attempts in 1811 to repatriate blacks to Sierra Leone and Marcus Garvey's back-to-Africa Black Star shipping line to the Afrocentric movements of the '60s and '70s, black people have populated the Africa of our imagination with our most yearning attempts at self-realization. Osei Kweku sits with Dr. George C. Fraser for one epic conversation, education session on the Wakanda Project. This is one podcast you save, share and be inspired! #classic #epic
The transition from summer to autumn brought to mind the rich baking spice molasses flavors of Jamaica. We tackle the Twenty Seventy Swizzle, Montego Bay, Pampanito, Pinata, and Ancient Mariner. Visit podtiki.com for the article and all past episodes.
Rape, sexual assault and abuse of women, is and has always been an issue in Jamaica. Victim Shaming and Victim Blaming is rape culture. G Cole speaks on it today, especially as it pertains to Jamaica. https://music.apple.com/us/album/gregory-isaacs-dub-versions-vinyl-cut/1567908445 Please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel https://youtube.com/c/GregoryColeHomegrownWithGCole
G Cole talks with veteran Reggae Gospel Singer, George Nooks about his beginnings, his legacy and his brand new album "Through It All" https://music.apple.com/us/album/gregory-isaacs-dub-versions-vinyl-cut/1567908445 Please Subscribe to our YouTube Channel https://youtube.com/c/GregoryColeHomegrownWithGCole
Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Sonnets Of The Portuguese - Plus A Great Love Story! Hi, I'm Christy Shriver, and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us. And I'm Garry Shriver, and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast. This is our second week in a two part series discussing one of English Language literature's most romantic couples- the poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Last week, we introduced Robert Browning and his notable dramatic monologue My Last Duchess which gives voice to a twisted psychopath. We talked a little bit about Robert Browning's life, but not too much. This week we'll return to his story as well as introduce his remarkable wife and her poetry, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Christy, am I correct when I say that during their lifetimes, she was famous and he was the Mr. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, so to speak? Also, am I also correct that the man who wrote about the most twisted love relationship in British poetry also arguably had one of the most famous personal love stories! You are correct on both accounts- although, in his defense, in regard to the second fiddle Robert played to Elizabeth during her life, history has elevated him over the years. And been less kind to her, am I right about that? For a while-you're right- the world turned on Elizabeth, or EBB, as she signed her things. Wait= stop there- EBB for Elizabeth Barrett Browning? She went by that? Well, she had a family nickname BA, but in her professional life-Yes- she signed everything EBB but there is a story. When she was single she was Elizabeth Barrett Barrett- so, she started that before she got married. When she got married, she kept up the EBB- it avoided all the normal name confusion women deal with when they marry later in life and have the hassle of changing identities. In her case, sticking with thethe initials just made it easy. That worked out. I agree- Anyway- back to your point that history was RUDE to her. There was a period of about 100 years where people really criticized put her down. Virginia Wolfe, specifically, wrote what to me is a cruel essay about EBB's most accomplished piece of poetry, a long epic novel in poem form called Aurora Leigh. Wolfe is very condescending for many reasons, but from my perspective, Wolfe just didn't like poetry very much, and Aurora leigh is an epic poem. So, EBB, for about a 100 years drifted along on the coat tails of her husband, ironically, whose reputation gained ground over that same period of time. It was this giant reversal after death. Huh- I guess it's a good thing they were both gone- that could have brought some marital complications! So true, but maybe they would have laughed. When they were alive, Robert Browning once said that the only way he could get a publisher to look at his work was if he promised he'd get Elizabeth to print something with them. Today, though, over two hundred years later, we can all be relieved to know, history has decided to let them rest together in peace. They are both viewed in high regard in their own rights. The Wolfe crowd has settled down, and we can see EBB with a more balanced perspective, especially her work Aurora Leigh- something notable but more than we can really handle in one episode- I did want to mention because it was EBB's masterpiece- and something that is quite original- if you like her stuff or if you like epic poetry, you should check it out. No one has really done an epic poem about a female hero like her either before or since, at least that I know anything about. When it came out It was extremely popular, as well as quite scandalous. It's a plot driven story, and Marian Erle, a heroine in the stories, gets raped, has a child, refuses to hide the fact that it was a product of rape and does not take a proposal in marriage that would redeem her reputation as a fallen woman, so to speak. It has been said that women read it secretly under their sheets so as not to be discovered, and EBB loved that. Let me just tell you, that might scandalize readers even todayOh my, I'd say that's a very different hero than Odysseus or Gilgamesh, and I can see why Aurora Leigh was so popular so quickly not just in Britain but in America- in fact,. I read it hadsomewhere that they printed over 20 editions before the end of the 19th century. But, let's back up and get a little of the back story on this scandalous Victorian celebrity. Okay- boring stuff first. EBB was born on March 6, 1806, the eldest of TWELVE children to very prominent people. Her father's family, the Barrett's owned thousands of acres of sugar plantation in Jamaica plus all the slaves that went with that. The Barrett's had gobs of money. Her early years were happy, and for a while she lived in a fairy land. Her father built this incredibly lavish estate, and she had free reign to roam at will, and that's exactly what she did. In one sense, her family was progressive. They encouraged and even supported her studying, and she did and loved it. She had an excellent private tutor and she worked hard- even though at the time for a woman there wasn't much point in it. She received a very good classical education becoming proficient in both Greek and Latin. She read all of the time and anything she could get her hands on- which was a lot. She also got into poetry writing pretty early on. She wrote for everyone and all the time. Her father called her the Poet Laureate of Hope End (that was the name of their estate). He even sponsored the publication of her first epic poem she was only 13. Can you imagine a proud father publishing his teenage daughter's epic poem- that's definitely a rich kid thing to do. Well, it certainly was and an indication that her life was all just dreamy…until it wasn't. First, The Barrett's, as in the extended family, had some sort of squabble about the sugar plantation money and somehow, I'm not sure how, Elizabeth's dad, lost a big chunk of it. They lost the big fancy estate and had to move into some sort of temporary housing. Then, and this is even worse although, it seems what I'm about to describe happened to a lot of women during this time period, at age 15, she started getting really sick with no commensurate explanation. To this day, her illness is undiagnosed, but she had all kinds of symptoms that left her weak to the point of literally being physically disabled. What did they say it was at the time? And as historians have looked back through the record is there an idea today about what made her sick? Two good questions. Well, of course, her family tried everything, including moving to live by the seaside- which we've seen in a lot of British literature- that came up even in Emma. But in her case her health never really improved. By the time she was 25, her family was living in London,but that place wasn't really known at the time for its fresh air- think the chimney sweeper or Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins. What happened to poor Elizabeth is that she ended up spending all of her time confined in a bedroom in that famous address associated with her today- 50 Wimpole Street. Well, I'm not sure about 50 Wimpole street, but isn't 57 Wimpole street the famous home of Paul McCartney- the place where he and John Lennon wrote “I want to Hold your Hand” and then later “Yesterday”. Yes- that's a little bit after EBB's time there, though. HA. But actually, they did make a fairly famous movie called The Barretts at Wimpole Street about Elizabeth Barrett Browning. So, there's that too. Anyway, back to EBB's health- Victorian London, in general, was dirty and smoggy, and so Elizabeth ended up basically being locked up in her room theoretically for her own good. There is a school of thought that suggests that Some of her problems were connected to an issue with her spine from an injury she got from falling off a horse. We also know for a fact she had a lot of trouble with her lungs. I think the most trustworthy sources say she probably had spinal tuberculosis. Honestly, I really don't really know what was wrong with her except to say that by the time she was twenty-five, it seems she was pretty much disabled. And, if that wasn't enough, she has another issue- again fairly common for the time period. Her doctors- proscribed to her meds- and you can probably guess where I'm going with this- that were addictive- and like so many back then as well as today- she became an opium addict, of course, all under her doctor's care. This seems a little horrifying to me, partly because we just finished watching the Netflix series The Pharmacist which was an expose on the opium problem in the United States connected to Oxycotin and the ensuing 400,000 overdoses directedly related to that drug. But Garry, clearly, opium addiction is not a 21st century phenomenon, we talked about it a little bit with Frankenstein because it surfaced a little in that book, and even though this is a little tangential, it's interesting to me, so tell us about what opium addiction looked like in the 19th century and why would a little doted on homeschool girl wind up addicted to it? Sure, wellFirst let's establish what it was she was taking. It was a common drug called laudanum is what Elizabeth Barrett Browning was addicted to.. She wasn't popping pills or shooting up. anything. Laudanum was an alcoholic herbal preparation thatand was 10% opium. It was prescribed pretty much for everything: it was used as a pain reliever, a cough suppressant, it was used to control depression, heart palpitations. It was given as a sleeping pill, menstrual cramps were treated with laudanum. Just likeEven worse than oxycotin in the early days of the opioid epidemic today, itlaudanum was an entirely uncontrolled substance. Almost no one took the side effects of the drug seriously- and there were a lot of them- But another point to understand, and again this is just like opioids today- there was that associated euphoria people experienced from taking the drug that encouraged it's people to use it. Why not, right? It's not hurting anything, and it makes me feel good. . However, as we all know, thatdrug euphoria comes at a cost and the cost was depression, the slurred speech, the restlessness, poor concentration, and of course, theif you ever wanted to get off, terrible withdrawal symptoms. Here's one crazy fun fact that might blow your mind- Itlaudanum was even spoon fed to infants, if you can believe that. No way! But before we judge too quickly with the arrogance of the present, we have to remember, that it wasn't until 1899 that aspirin was invented. These were days when there were no antibiotics, no mild tranquiliers; not much of anything and people needed help- not just pain relief, but with all kinds of things, and this is what they had. Do you think Barrett's prolonged disabilities could be connected with her drug use? I'm sure it's possible, but I really don't know. Laudanum has no curative properties. After they got married, Robert Browning did help her reduce her drug use significantly, and in fact, she reduced her dosage to where she was finally able to get pregnant after two miscarriages related to laudanum. After marrying him, her entire health condition improved actually. She even got to where she could walk again, but I'm not sure what all the factors were that contributed to her general improved health. She was definitely in a better climate and presumably happy. I do want to be clear, there was no stigma at that time in using laudanum, so we don't need to see her as dark or even unconventional because she was a laudanum user. Lots and lots of people used it for all kinds of things and lots were addicted- including names we recognize like Charles Dickens. Okay-moving on to the love story- so Elizabeth was pretty much locked up in her room, disabled but otherwise living a fairly engaging intellectual life. She was writing poetry, writing letters and basically building a literary career out of that bedroom, even in her disabled state. In 1838, she published a book of poetry called The Seraphim and Other Poems and that one was met with a lot of critical success- oh and let me note- Elizabeth Barrett Browning published her work under her own name!!! That wasn't what a lot of women writers were doing. But, because her work was well received and NOT anonymous, this led to her corresponding via the mail and making friends with important literary figures of her day- some we've even heard of today- famous people like William Wordsworth and Edgar Allan Poe. In 1844, she published another book of poetry, and it met even more success- and it was the publication of this book that changed her personal life completely. In one of the poems in this collection, the poem's name, btw, was “Lady Geraldine's Courtship”, If you're interested, but in this poem she references the poetry of another fairly obscure British poet, a man by the name of Robert Browning. Well, this obscure poet, Robert, was highly flattered to be noticed by someone who was now quite famous, and wrote her a letter thanking her for the shout out. However, this was not your run of the mill thank you note. In his thank you letter he very forwardly and now famously said this, “I love your verses with all my heart, Miss Barrett”…”, I do, as I say, love these books with all my heart- and I love you too.” Ha! That is forward. Robert Browning was very much a very bold suitor- no doubt. He pursued Elizabeth and all throughvia the mail. I was amazed to read there are over 573 letters between these two, and these letters pretty much document the story of two people falling in love. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan's email drama has nothing on these two!! They wrote each other every day and seemingly pretty much about everything in the world. These were not check in texts. These were not Joey Tribiani lines like “what's up!”- they were full on epistles. So true, and these letters have been popular reading material ever since- for those of us who want to take stalking to the next level and stalk the love lives of the dead. You really get an intimate look at two people falling in love. Elizabeth said they were “talking upon paper”. When you read the letters, you literally feel like you are injecting yourself into their private world. Mostly because you are. I guess that's true, but it is sweet. Here's a clip for you to see what I mean. “You've come to me as a dream comes, as the best of dreams comes.” That's Elizabeth to Robert. And Robert Browning responds in the same sorts of ways, “I have loved you all my Life unawares- that is the idea of you.” It's a very special back and forth that has been preserved, and they were clearly falling in love now before the eyes of the world and posterity- but we also see that Elizabeth was not totally sure marriage was the path for her. No, she had a couple of serious hesitations. Not the least of these was her father. He absolutely did not believe in allowing his children to get married- especially Elizabeth, and by that I mean not ever. They were a close family, and that put her in a terrible position. To marry Robert would be to cut off her father. Her relationship with her father otherwise was good- if you take out the tyrannical controlling thing- I know that kind of fails the say out loud test. And of course we see in the letters that Robert, obviously was totally against this kind control over her. That was one big problem, but she was also concerned about her disability and her age. She was six years older. Would this really work? By the time, they got married she was 40- today 40 is the new 20, but she didn't feel that way. She felt past her prime. These are some of the insecurities, we will see her write about in her love sonnets. But, at the end of the day, Robert did love her. He wanted the relationship to work. And despite her father's objections, he visited her home 91 times unrelenting in wanting a relationship with Elizabeth. Garry, do you have a theory as to what Mr. Barrett had against Robert or marriage in general? Well, for one thing, he thought Robert might be trying to use Elizabeth's fame for his own career- and that would be understandable, I guess, although for a 40 year old, today that seems her problem not his. But the bigger problem was sex in general. From everything I've read he was a good father and loved his daughter. Elizabeth, who they calledhis Ba- in many ways she his pride and joy. He struggled with his daughter having her own sexual identity- he had idealized her. It seems that as he got older, the sex piece was just more than he could handle. This sort of thing happens even today. Well, the locking the daughter up in the room plan failed. I will say those plans usually do. Robert and Elizabeth were in love, and on September 12 1846, with the help of her maid, Elizabeth sneaks out of the house and marries Robert. One oddity is that after they get married, she had to sneak back into her father's house and live there secretly married for another week before they could work out their train tickets to Italy. But they did ran away together and eventually settled in Florence and where they lived for the rest of Elizabeth's life. One unfortunate fall out is that her father never got over the elopement. He disowned her; cut her off financially and never spoke to her again. He would die never to see his daughter again. That's sad. I suspect she knew that was a possibility, and the reason for her hesitation. I'm also sure that really hurt, but she didn't seem to regret her decision. Italy was her choice. She'd loved it from her classical studies. The doctors insisted it would significantly improve her health- which it did. She also wanted Robert and a life with Robert, so Italy was the plan. After three miscarriages, they had a son, she began walking again; she got involved with European politics, supported the the Unification of Italy, took stands on women's rights issues. She was fully engaged in a life there. In 1850, she would publish another collection of poetry- this one contained what she is most famous for- her “Sonnets from the Portuguese”. Selections from this work is what we're going to read. These were poems she had written to Robert during those days when she was living locked up in that room on Wimpole street. She wrote 44 love sonnets to Robert, but she didn't give them to Robert until after they were married. What's the connection with the Portuguese? Well, when they were dating, Elizabeth wrote a poem about a Portuguese girl named Catarina who was beloved. Robert loved it and always connected Elizabeth to this fictional girl Catarina from the poem. When Elizabeth published these love sonnets it was kind of an inside joke- the speaker is the Portuguese (her) and the poems are all love poems to her husband. Sonnets from the Portuguese. Also, you may remember from Robert's life- he had kind of a bad experience with writing personal confessional poems, so when it came to publishing truly personal poems, he wanted her to create some distance between the speaker of the poem. So, they basically pretended she translated the sonnets. I like the idea- although, I will say, it's not super-well disguised. So, why are these love sonnets so popular? For one, there's just the idea that they are so so sweet. And since their love life is so well documented with their letters, the personal story makes the sentiments in the sonnets charming. Elizabeth was 39 years old. She considers herself past her prime when they met. She was disabled. She expresses what to me seems like a disbelief someone she found to be as amazing as this man she admired really truly loved her. On his part, it's kind of a female fantasy- it's sweet- against a lot of big obstacles,he made her believe he loved her because he did. He really did. He was equally enamoured with her. He admired her. He wondered how could a woman as brilliant as this woman love me? And there we have something special- a mutual admiration- it is this mutual admiration that led to a real intellectual exchange. In these letters we watch this intellectual exchange develop into a reciprocity of respect and from this respect we see trust and then intimacy. All of this, of course, is exactly the kind of thing Ibsen advocates for in A Doll's House. The Browning's relationship is the exact opposite of the Helmer marriage. The BrownsingsThe Brownings started as intellectual equals but then emotionally connect. After many months of back and forth, after many doubts, we finally land on those famous lines most of us recognize from grocery store valentine cards that young boys glue boxes of chocolates or put in the arms of teddy bears. “How do I love thee, let me count the ways?” I really like Elizabeth; but I also like Robert. He loved her for who she was. He was bold; he took risks. This is something young men aren't often encouraged to do. For whatever reason, Robert demonstrated leadership, and Elizabeth absolutely reciprocated this strength back to him. Sonnets from the Portuguese take us on her journey. And because we know the true story of their real-life romance- the sonnets just seem sweet, romantic and precious. You seem smitten, Christy, should I be concerned? Or should I write sonnets? Oh, you should definitely write sonnets, But let me say, there is more to appreciate about these love sonnets than just the love confession. EBB was a rhetorician- and you know I love rhetoric- persuasion. These poems don't just express emotion. They are making an articulate argument- she's making a statement one I find interesting and relevant. Because Elizabeth was a product of the Victorian era, she had a very specific understanding of the view of the ideal woman of her day. However, she was an intellectual, her father had done her the disservice of introducing her to Greek and Latin philosophy. She was enamored with the female poet Sapphos- so as she sat in the confining room on Wimpole street, receiving letters from Robert- she found herself thinking- what does something like romantic love mean for someone like me? I don't need a man for money? I don't need a man for a career? I don't even need a man for love- my father loves me. What is romance? What is love? What is a relationship between a man and a roman? She sat around her room a thought about those sort of things and she draws conclusions. For one thing, she defines female love in a different way- it doesn't have to be the same thing as masculine love- but it also doesn't have to be this frail Victorian helpless type she found typical of the age- she defines feminine love in a stronger way. For EBB love comes from confidence and fills the lover with confidence. In the beginning we see a woman who was confident in her intelligence; confident in her work, confidenr in her family, but not necessarily confident in any romantic sense. And how many of us can relate to that? This was exactly me as a high school and college student- if I'm being honest. One thing that stands out to me is this idea the frail female. This WAS the ideal female for a lot of men at this time period. Of course, most men, even today, want to be strong for a significant lover or the love of women in general, but this dramatic idea of the sickly and frail woman is very typical of the Victorian period. I can see that a woman expressing powerful confidence was not something people expected from a female in a romantic relationship and certainly not in a female romantic figure. Exactly, and EBB, who ironically was sickly, didn't want that to be the reason someone loved her. She ran from that. In fact, she even ran from being appreciated for being a woman in general. When Wordsworth died, England needed a new poet Laureate, Elizabeth's name was recommended to succeed him. The argument was that there should be a woman poet Laureate for the nation because there was a woman monarch. Barrett took issue with this- she made the statement that she was not a poetess but a poet and she thought poetry should be judged by its merits not by the sex of its writers. HA!! 19th century cross-sectional politics. I know, right, but here's why I bring it up. When it came to her poetry, she didn't want to be looked at as a woman-as in a hyphenated sub-group. She saw this kind of thing as patronizing like how I heard boys talk about girl athletes when I was a kid- phrases like, “she's pretty fast- for a girl.” That was not Elizabeth's thing. It's why didn't use a pseudonym like George Eliot or Emily Bronte who went by Ellis Bell. Hiding your gender professionally was totally acceptable. But it seems to me that for EBB she wanted to say- I am a woman- know that-, I have the feelings and desires define me as a woman. I will write about women and what women care about. I will show how I as a woman see the world and I will stand confidently this. This is an important thing to do. Don't patronize me by qualifying me by gender; I define my femininity for myself. But all of that only applies to outside relationships. n So, how does it apply to personal relationships? It seems crazy, and unljikely but somehow, she and Robert were on the same page in their understanding of how men and women should relate. He was not intimated by her professional success at all, and he really should have been. She was very well known; he was not. Their personal relationship was all theirs. She was a woman who wanted to be desired, to be cherished, to be loved and adored- and he wanted very much to do all those things for her. That is a very traditional relationship, and maybe Victorian in nature- but I have to be honest, I love all those very same things. As we read these poems, I see a powerful writer but also a dreamy love-struck woman. “As the prisoners think of liberty, as the dying think of heaven so I think of you.” That is another quote from one of her letters to Robert- but in this line we see a brave but smitten female voice. So, you're saying, she's not writing as someone trying to be coy or silently waiting to be seduced. Exactly, she does want to be seduced; she's just dropping the silent part. Sonnets from the Portuguese are in sequence; they take us through her evolution of thinking and her emotions on this experience of falling in love. In sonnets 1-2 we see the woman speaker as object of man- she is not the creator of her own poetic voice yet. And this of course is what we think of when we think of traditional love poetry- man loves woman- man speaks- woman stays silent- just think about the convention of the sonnets in particular- especially Petrarchan sonnets. That's what they were all about. Now, we don't need to rehash our entire episode on Petrarch- although he's worth listening to if you haven't listened to that podcast- or at least not in a while- but, by way of reminder, Petrarch wrote sonnets to a woman named Laura who did not return his affection- the entire genre of the Petrarchan sonnet is about objectifying women. In fact, I'm pretty sure Petrarch never really even refers to Laura as a whole human being- it's always her hair, or her breasts, her voice, her smile- even the name Laura- some people think just stands in for the word Laurel. You're right. Laura is distant- impersonal- an ideal. The sonnets are mostly about Petrarch- the man- not the woman at all. Elizabeth is to not just going to reverse this- she's going to redefine the sonnet genre entirely. She's going to say, I'm the object- yes- I want to be the object, but I'm also the speaker- I am not silent. I am a recipient of a love that empowers, but I am also the giver of a love that emboldens. The poetic relationship in these sonnets is reciprocal- His love calls for her poems- SHE writes them. In a sense, he is a magic prince who kisses and restores her- she sees him like this- but she is not weak, she is not powerless- even in her physical fraility- even in her age- and she did see herself as kind of past her prime maybe physically but definitely not creatively or professionally. SHE is the creator of the art here- she is creating this new idea that I can be a the muse for love and the creator of its art. I also want to point out that their relationship, although it is intellectual, it is not platonic. It's very romantic and there is a lot that is physical here… and some of this is erotic to be honest… He was bold towards her, but now she reciprocates with boldness of her own…. Well, that could get interesting. I think so, but we'll let you read those on your own, though. Okay- so, we're going to read three of her sonnets? Yes, I want to. I think it's nice to try to see a little bit of the progression we've been talking about- how they kind of show her evolving into her own understanding of her relationship. We won't overdo the analysis thing because there are three of them- and we'll just try to enjoy them more holistically. We'll start with 14, move to 22 and then finish with the famous 43- the one most people know. Sonnet 14 If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love's sake only. Do not say, "I love her for her smile—her look—her way Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought That falls in well with mine, and certes brought A sense of pleasant ease on such a day"— For these things in themselves, Belovèd, may Be changed, or change for thee—and love, so wrought, May be unwrought so. Neither love me for Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry: A creature might forget to weep, who bore Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby! But love me for love's sake, that evermore Thou mayst love on, through love's eternity. It seems very straightforward and easy to understand for me. It really is. Just to give a little introduction to the form, notice that it is in iambic pentamenter, that means there are five strong beats in every line- just like in most every other sonnet in the world. Also, just like Petrarch, there is a rhyme scheme abba abba cdcdcd. But, that's as far as she will follow Petrarch's model. In fact, she's almost responding to Petrarch- don't love me like Petrarch loved Laura. He loved her for stuff- for her smile, her look, her way… all that garbage… don't even love me for any cute thing I say, or even what you do for me and how it makes you feel to do stuff for me, like wipe tears from my cheeks- nonsense like that…I'm just not interested. If we're going to do this love thing, we need to get past all that and figure out something much deeper …the smile and tears stuff isn't enough. “Love me for love's sake, that evermore though mayst love, on, through love's eternity.” Well, it's a very ornate style- and it's understandable in light of what we know about her own personal underconfidences that she would talk like this, but like I said before, I really enjoy seeing a mature woman experience a deep and intimate love- she's allowing herself to enjoy all the emotions of love like most people associate with you, but it's not immature love, it establishs reciprocal terms. Another point I want to make before we read the next one, and this may be one of the reasons her poetry was so ill-received in the 20th century, EBB has no trouble exploring her doubts and underconfidences in her romantic relationship. And we see that a little here, although the earlier ones had more of it. She seems slightly concerned that if the love relies too much on the physical, it might be a bust. Feminist critics of the 20th century didn't like that. They said things like, she's lowering herself in the relationship when she should be promoting herself. And there is a real sense that that is true- she clearly submits to Robert in these sonnets- on purpose- but here is the difference that I think has since redeemed her- it's a reciprocated submission- it's not something that Robert himself was not doing. Today, as we read her poems, we aren't really offended by her vulnerability. In fact, the honesty has been reinterpreted as confidence. It takes quite a bit of sincerity and confidence to be openly underconfident and dependent- as paradoxical as it sounds. Well, of course, I agree with that. And I have to think, from a psychological point of view, that being in love and writing about how it makes you feel at age 39 as opposed to 19 is probably why she can be vulnerable about her self-doubts without coming across as weak and pitiful. She's already been through the adolescent stuff as a totally separate issue, so as she tries to understand what about love is overwhelming her and making her feel so differently- she can separate what is unique about this particular love relationship from regular developmental issues of underconfidence or even the loving relationships she's already experienced from her family- which we have to remember- she'd been adored her entire life. Let's read 22- we can see the tone has shifted. There's been a progression from love me for love's sake to now WHEN we stand erect…the posture is very different. Let's read it. When our two souls stand up erect and strong, Face to face, silent, drawing nigh and nigher, Until the lengthening wings break into fire At either curvèd point,—what bitter wrong Can the earth do to us, that we should not long Be here contented? Think. In mounting higher, The angels would press on us and aspire To drop some golden orb of perfect song Into our deep, dear silence. Let us stay Rather on earth, Belovèd,—where the unfit Contrarious moods of men recoil away And isolate pure spirits, and permit A place to stand and love in for a day, With darkness and the death-hour rounding it. Again, we have the same iambic pentameter- five strong beats in every line. We have the rhyme scheme Abba Abba cdcdcd. But what we notice more than the rhyme change is the tone change. Traditionally in the Petrarchean sonnet the first eight lines set up a question and then the second six lines answer it. There's a turn. In this one, the first eight lines or the octave are going to define the status of their love as it is now. The last six will argue- quite untraditionally that they need to stop time and just stay in the present moment. HA!! Wouldn't that be nice to be able to do. Yeah- but I guess it's a nice sentiment even if a bit unrealistic. I guess that's why she can enjoy it. I want to point out how much religious imagery she throws in here. It's not two bodies- it's two souls- they are not constrained by physical restraints anymore- something she was all too familiar with. I also want to point at how equal the two people in this poem are. They are two souls- erect and strong- face to face- with wings breaking into fire- that's pretty cool imagery.- kind of like some mythical phoenix full of power and energy. And yet, as cool as they would be, I would prefer to just stay here in this moment with you. It's sweet. Okay, ready for the last one…the famous sonnet 43, the second to last poem in the series- in many ways the concluding one. In this one, she is going to summarize some of the arguments she's made throughout the other sonnets. She is going to catalogue the eight ways of loving that she's been making for the last 42. Let's read it and then we'll see how this famous love story ends. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. By the end of EBB's sonnet sequence she has reshaped her understanding of love. She has allowed herself to express her initial insecurities, walked us through her doubts and developed before us a full and complete discovery of what her romantic relationship means. Again, she is using the same iambic pentameter- and the same abba abba cdcdcd. It's simple. It's obvious. It's confident. Where in the first one we read, there was a lot of insecurity, the second a very confident equality, here she is asserting her own leadership. I think she's ready to elope!!! HA!! I guess she is. Again there is a lot of religious and Christian imagery- it even alludes to the Bible. The languages borrows from St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesians where he describes Christ's love for humanity. Exactly, she's expressing a completeness here- in every line she's showing us this cycle. There's spiritual love, every day love, free and society love, virtuous love, passionate love, permanent love and finally eternal love- after death. Well, how does their story end. It's nice. First of all, I forgot to tell you, they nicknamed their son, Pen. That's cute. After the elopement and the move to Italy, they had 15 years before Elizabeth's health finally gave out. The story goes that on the day Elizabeth died, Robert lifted her up towards him and she kissed him repeatedly, even kissing the air after he put her back on her bed. Robert was heard saying, “Beautiful, beautiful.” After she breathed her last breath, he looked at her and said, “How she looks now, how perfectly beautiful.” This was on June 29, 1861. That autumn, Robert and Pen left Florence never to return. He prepared and published her last works that he titled, “Last Poems”. He was unselfishly pleased that even after her death, sales of her work exceeded his. Browning stayed in England, gradually establishing a place in London society. He did propose again to a woman named Louisa, Lady Ashburton, a rich and attractive widow in 1869. However, he blew the proposal so badly that she turned him down. You know bad proposals are some of the things America's Funniest Home Videos really taught us all to enjoy. But how was his so bad. I mean, he was a poet. You'd think he could turn a line. Oh, he turned a line for sure, but this stands out- even in a long list of bad proposals. He literally told her that his heart lay buried with his wife in Florence and he really just wanted to marry her for the advantages it would give Pen. Well, at least he was honest. Yes, he was that- just honest and single. He continued to write and to publish all the way until his death. And he died in the same country as his wife. He and his sister were vacationing in Venice, Italy. He had bought a house there for Pen. While in Venice, he caught a cold and died on December 12, 1878 there. Today, EBB is buried in Florence, but ironically they did not ship Robert Brownings down to Florence to be buried with her. He actually got a very prestigious placement. Today Robert Browning's body rests in Westminster Abbey. Wow, that's impressive and an interesting ending to this very famous romance. Unless it doesn't end the romance…according to Elizabeth, she was going to love him better after death. Ha!!! Well, there you go, perhaps she's set those wings on fire!! Oh my, we've read way too many sonnets this week. Next week, we are changing gears entirely. If you're listening to this in real time, it's October 2021, Halloween season and we are starting The Haunting of Hill House by the American Shirley Jackson. It's not my favorite sub-genre, but here we go…into the scary stuff!!! Thanks for listening, please know we appreciate you spending time with us each week. 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Anti-Racism Campaigner, Human Rights Advocate, Community Leader & Author Maxie Hayles MBE discusses arriving in the UK from Jamaica during the 1960's, the motivation to become an advocate opposing racial discrimination, successfully campaigning for the Stephen Laurence Enquiry to consider racism in Birmingham, plans to create a movie based on his book and much more… Maxie Hayles MBE former positions include Senior Practitioner at St Basil's Centre Housing Association, Chairman of the Sandwell African Caribbean Forum Housing Project and the Birmingham Racial Attacks Monitoring Unit. Maxie Info: Book: Taking It To The Max: An Autobiography https://www.amazon.co.uk/Taking-Max-Autobiography-Maxie-Hayles/dp/1910553689 Website: http://maxiehayles.co.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maxie.hayles Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxie-hayles-mbe-a73550127/ Movie CrowdFunder: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/taking-it-to-the-max
Today I have Jamaican Artist, Kanfydenz in the building! Subscribe to my patreon for video access to the interview: https://www.patreon.com/Vontenyc Pull up to SomethingLightMedia's open studio day! https://tapk.it/wtmboxoffice (2:02) BADNESS ARRIVED (3:05) Early days in Jamaica (4:20) first thoughts of America + first encounter with snow (6:12). is Jamaica responsible for hip hop? (8:30). Experimenting with sounds + meeting “Ms. Purple (10:00). Switching up the sound + adjusting to being a Jamaican and adopting a Brooklyn sound (13:20) I found out about Kanfydenz because he played Santa Clause, no really! (14:35) giving Wav3king his flowers (16:07). Taking the leap and dropping his first official record in 2019 + public reaction (17:25). Kanfydenz created a song in Spanish by learning the language on Google + credits Justin Bieber for wanting to do it. (18:30). Strategizing your releases as an artist (20:35) FREE WORL BOSS (22:05) artists Kanfydenz wants to work w. & more (26:22) Follow us on social Media Instagram.comkanfydenz Instagram.com/Vontenyc Catch Kanfydenz playing Santa https://youtu.be/wj8IS8ocDtg Catch out the latest video “Badness” & stream all of his music https://youtu.be/RGbVtCf1ong Mix by Selecta Sha Instagram.com/selectasha98 Have a good weekend !
US cannabis culture has its roots deeply planted in reggae music. "Rockers" is the quintessential cult movie credited with introducing reggae music, Rastafarianism, and ganja to young American audiences in the 1970s. Before his death in 2015, the film's director Ted Bafaloukos penned an autobiography about his discovery of reggae in New York, and his experience shooting "Rockers" in Jamaica. In this episode, Brit talks to Gingko Press publisher David Lopes about the book "Rockers: The Making of Reggae's Most Iconic Film." Then, Brit talks to Niambe McIntosh, the youngest daughter of the late reggae legend Peter Tosh, founding member of The Wailers, to discuss the connection between the Rastafarian faith in Jamaica, weed, and reggae music.Find Different Leaf the magazine now on the shelves at Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million bookstores across the US. Search for your nearest location or buy issues at differentleaf.com. Follow us on social media @differentleaf and @different_leaf, and follow host Brit Smith on social media @BritTheBritish.This episode includes music by Ketsa, Kiddus-I, Peter Tosh, and Bob Marley. Produced by Andrea Muraskin and Brit Smith, music by Homebody.
Emma hosts human rights lawyer Katherine Todrys to discuss her recent book Black Snake: Standing Rock, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and Environmental Justice, on how far the fight against DAPL has come even as it's faded into the background of the media cycles. Todrys first discusses how she first came to human rights, environmental issues, and working with Indigenous communities, before jumping back to 2016 when this 3.8 Billion Dollar project was first announced as a plan to carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil each day along the Missouri River and through sacred and occupied lands of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. After a small discussion on the dependence created by pipelines, they get into the birth of this mass water protection effort, with young folks from the Cheyenne River reservation coming off of the Keystone XL Pipeline protection effort working with the Standing Rock community to fight back. Next, Katherine takes us into the history of the land and the US' occupation of it, with no official agreements since treaties in the mid 19th Century, looking and how this specific land was claimed by the US Army Corps of Engineers as a part of the Pick-Sloan Act's dam creation, flooding and devastating certain areas of the region. She and Emma also dive into the importance of LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, a Standing Rock Sioux member that hosted the camps, which reached 10k people, on her land and gave everything to the fight, before also touching on the Sioux peoples' “prophetical” view of the fight. Looking at 2016, as the camps were growing, they discuss labor day as the marker of when the battle changed, with private security bringing in dogs and taking much more violent tactics, building up to the North Dakota Police Department using “non-lethal” violence. 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In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy's guest is Julie Turney. Julie Turney is a heart-centric and people-focused HR professional with over 15 years of experience in the field. She's the brainchild of HRatHeart Consulting Inc., a coaching firm she created after her second bout of HR burnout to help HR professionals build their resilience and agility while providing a safe space to recharge. Julie Turney is also the lead organizer of DisruptHR Caribbean for Barbados--where she lives--as well as Jamaica and Trinidad. She's also the host of “The HR Sound Off Podcast” and author of the book Confessions of an HR Pro: Stories of Defeat & Triumph. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 12. Julie Turney's biggest career accomplishment. 13. Her biggest career failure and why she prefers her life as an independent consultant versus working in an organization. 14. What she sees as one of the biggest challenges in talent development and why it needs to be addressed. 15. The trend she's following in learning and development. 16. Her favorite book that she reads every year. 17. The advice she would give to someone looking to accelerate their career. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Julie Turney: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamjulieturney/ (linkedin.com/in/iamjulieturney) https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-HR-Pro-Stories-Triumph/dp/0578905825/ (https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-HR-Pro-Stories-Triumph/dp/0578905825/)
Orlando City was off this week so we don't have the Lions to recap, but that doesn't mean we took the week off with them. Oh, no. Our show is about the same length as it usually is. So what did we talk about? The Orlando Pride had a key match-up in the NWSL playoff race against Gotham FC and it did not go well. The Pride made the final score more respectable and had a shot at stealing a late point but Orlando came up just short by a post. But even if that final shot had gone in, there have been some worrying trends over the last two matches for the Pride. The team has allowed the most goals in a game this season in back-to-back games, lost consecutive games for the first time since Becky Burleigh took over, gave up a goal in the third minute for the second straight match, and hasn't been getting goals from Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux during this recent skid. We're still hopeful the Pride can pull out of this recent slide and get back above the playoff line but it won't be easy. We talk about the remaining schedule, the overall playoff picture, and the oddly timed re-signing of midfielder Emily van Egmond, who may not even get her international paperwork to go through before it's too late for her to help Orlando in 2021. Dave Rohe and I also spoke about the United States Men's National Team's performances in the first two World Cup qualifiers in this three-match international window. The Concacafing couldn't stop the Yanks against Jamaica but then they turned right around and failed to take anything home from Panama on Sunday. Tonight's match looms as a must-win now to keep the team on track and above the qualification line. This week's mailbag asks about MLS expansion teams. If there's anything — and we do mean anything — you want us to address on the next show, just ask by tweeting it to us at @TheManeLand with the hashtag #AskTMLPC. We close the show with our key match-ups and score predictions for Orlando City at FC Cincinnati this week and then we have a spoiler warning prior to our Ted (Lasso) Talk about Season 2, as requested by a listener last week. That's all for this week. Stay safe and enjoy the show! Here's how No. 267 went down: 0:15 - The Orlando Pride are giving up early goals, lots of additional goals, and their big guns aren't scoring. Still, this team is in the hunt and it has lost all margin for error with three games left. 26:30 - The USMNT split its first two games of this international window and now must get something from the Costa Rica match tonight to avoid big issues deeper in the qualification cycle. 48:16 - We give you multiple warnings before launching into our spoiler-filled discussion of Season 2 of Ted Lasso. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Every high school has an adult who has made it their life's mission to help young people in every way that they can–– a teacher who brings an extra lunch for a hungry student, or a counselor who helps kids with their homework at recess. This week's guest is one of those people. Mr. Gregory Cole is a musician, vocal and instrumental instructor, music director and educator who has gone the extra mile for kids in the Bay Area for over 40 years. Having taught and directed music at numerous Bay Area schools and churches, Cole's greatest endeavour began in 1984 at the Sala and Phillip Burton Academic High school where he founded the Touch of Class Choir (TOCC). Located between 3 underserved neighborhoods in San Francisco, TOCC's innovative and well-disciplined kids learned all kinds of music, including religious, secular, jazz and R&B. Mr. Cole even toured the choir through a diverse range of countries like France, China, Spain, Jamaica, Australia, and more. His dedication has impacted many of his student's lives and former TOCC students regard him as a father figure. Gregory Cole believes in teaching students not just about music, but also about life and the power of personal achievement. He motivates his students academically and encourages them to pursue college, successful careers, and strong healthy relationships. Mr. Cole is a humble and kind man with a very deep soul. Michaela, Jae, and I were honored to interview him for this week's episode. For more information about Gregory Cole, please visit: http://touchofclasschoir.org/gregory-cole-director/ Meet Gregory Cole!
Logan and Jordan are back to talk the win against Jamaica for the USMNT in World Cup Qualifying and the disappointment in Panama. Follow the show: Twitter: @statesideshow Instagram: @statesideshow Facebook.com/Statesideshow Email: email@example.com Linktree: https://linktr.ee/statesideshow
In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy's guest is Julie Turney. Julie Turney is a heart-centric and people-focused HR professional with over 15 years of experience in the field. She's the brainchild of HRatHeart Consulting Inc., a coaching firm she created after her second bout of HR burnout to help HR professionals build their resilience and agility while providing a safe space to recharge. Julie Turney is also the lead organizer of DisruptHR Caribbean for Barbados--where she lives--as well as Jamaica and Trinidad. She's also the host of “The HR Sound Off Podcast” and author of the book Confessions of an HR Pro: Stories of Defeat & Triumph. In this interview, you'll hear: How Julie Turney began her career in human resources, why she burned out twice, and how that led her to write her book Confessions of an HR Pro. The biggest challenge she sees in HR today, why the process-driven profession needs to become more people-focused, and how your HR department can begin to become more people-focused. Why more transparency is needed in HR and what it can look like. The takeaway Julie Turney wants you to have after you read her book. The reason HR professionals are burning out and how that burnout can be addressed. What you can do to analyze your HR career and take more ownership of your schedule. Her tips for building more resilience in your HR career, using agility to make adjustments, and become more proactive. How you can build community in HR and where to start. What Julie Turney does to build her “social muscle” as an introverted HR professional. Why she believes HR is doing as much as they are able to when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), but there is more work to be done. How she's working in the neurodiversity space, what neurodiversity means, and what they can bring to the workplace. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Julie Turney: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamjulieturney/ (linkedin.com/in/iamjulieturney) https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-HR-Pro-Stories-Triumph/dp/0578905825/ (https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-HR-Pro-Stories-Triumph/dp/0578905825/)
Scott Darling (Blackhawks/Hurricanes) joins Sam and the Tweedles to walk through the good, bad and ugly of USMNT's win vs Jamaica and loss at Panama, and preview what to expect vs Costa Rica. We discuss the Saudi Arabia[n sovereign wealth fund]'s takeover of Newcastle [25:45] and what players they might go after. Power Rankings [34:15], Mikey admits why he dislikes Watford and weekend preview [46:00]. Some brief Balon d'Or chatter [51:25]. Best Bets [52:50] and GOAWs [56:45].
The United States' men's national team's 13-game unbeaten run came to end on Sunday as Gregg Berhalter's men were outplayed at the Estadio Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez. Jimmy Conrad and Heath Pearce analyze the seven changes to the lineup that faced Jamaica on matchday four, and react to the disappointing result and performance. Qué Golazo' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Follow the Qué Golazo team on Twitter: @quegolazopod, @lmechegaray, @JimmyConrad, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @heathpearce, @LRoman32, @PartidoPooper Watch Qué Golazo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/QueGolazo For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On Friday's episode of Futbol Americas, Herculez and Sebastian react to Ricardo Pepi's performance for the USMNT against Jamaica in WCQ. Where should his next destination be? Then, Mauricio Pedroza joins the show to talk about Mexico and their draw vs. Canada. Did Mexico get outplayed or outcoached? Next, the guys sit down with former USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann to talk about Ricardo Pepi and his future. Finally, the Herc and Sebi discuss the latest in the NWSL harassment scandal.
On this week's episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam talk all about the U.S.'s 2-0 win over Jamaica. Recording from Austin, our hosts discuss the U.S.'s lineup and performance and look ahead to the USMNT's game against Panama on Sunday. Sponsors! BetterHelp! Unload stressors and get some unbiased feedback with BetterHelp. Head to betterhelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month! American Giant! Get 15% off your new favorite tees at american-giant.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! MyFitnessPal! Start your Premium Membership right now at tss.myfitnesspal.com and use code TSS to get a one-month premium membership for free! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com, Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In partnership with Meadowlark and Dan Le Batard and Friends for every USMNT World Cup qualifier, Grant is joined by Landon Donovan and Chris Wittyngham to discuss the USMNT’s 2-0 win over Jamaica in Game 4 of the World Cup qualifying campaign. The U.S. (eight points) is now in first place in the tournament, ahead of Mexico on goal difference.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe
Landon Donovan, Grant Wahl, and Chris Wittyngham discuss a 2-0 victory for the US Men's National Team over Jamaica in World Cup Qualifying. The guys break down the Ricardo Pepi hype train rolling on, Weston McKennie's return to the US, controversial refereeing decisions, and Landon's new statue at the home of the LA Galaxy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode, Taylor and Joe analyze the USMNT's World Cup qualifier against Jamaica. There was controversy. There were goals. There was a Tim Ream look-a-like. I mean, you couldn't ask for much more, really. What did the U.S. do well? Where did they struggle? Who played well? We talk about all of those things - and many more - on the show. Sponsors! BetterHelp! Unload stressors and get some unbiased feedback with BetterHelp. Head to betterhelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month! American Giant! Get 15% off your new favorite tees at american-giant.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! MyFitnessPal! Start your Premium Membership right now at tss.myfitnesspal.com and use code TSS to get a one-month premium membership for free! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com, Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It was a good night for the US Men as they defeat Jamaica and move atop the table in World Cup qualifying. The boys break down all angles of this one from Pepi's heroics to Berhalter's behind the back pass and everything in between. Plus, Newcastle's takeover, UEFA Nations League, Carly's goodbye and more!