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The Gazette Daily News Podcast
Gazette Daily News Briefing, May 21 and May 22

The Gazette Daily News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 3:46


This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22. Saturday's weather will be very similar to what we had Friday. According to the National Weather Service, it will be cloudy for much of the day with a high of 57 degrees in the Cedar Rapids area. There will be at least a slight chance of rain all day, with the highest chance of showers and thunderstorms being between 1 and 4 p.m.  Sunday will just be simple, sunny and pleasant. There will be a high of 64 degrees with sunny skies. It will be a little windy, with wind gusts as high as 20 mph. Rain is set to return on Monday. Political fundraising is heating up in Iowa as the primaries are approaching and November election day isn't that far away. In the gubernatorial race, Democrat Deidre DeJear https://www.thegazette.com/campaigns-elections/dejear-improves-but-reynolds-still-dominates-iowa-gubernatorial-candidate-fundraising/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=heres_your_daily_briefing_from_the_gazette&utm_term=2022-05-21 (is doing better in her fundraising) but Gov. Kim Reynolds is still continuing to use her incumbent status to dominate in resources available. After raising just less than $280,000 in the last four-plus months of 2021, DeJear reported raising nearly $740,000 in the first four-plus months of this year, according to state campaign records. But that still pales in comparison to the $1.3 million raised by Reynolds over the same period this year. Thursday was an election year reporting deadline for state candidates in Iowa. Candidates were required to report all fundraising from Jan. 1 through May 14. They will be required to file another report before the June 7 primary election, for which early voting is underway. DeJear finished the period with just less than $382,000 left in her campaign account. Reynolds, meanwhile, finished the period sitting on a shade under $5 million in the bank. Meanwhile, Rick Stewart, the Libertarian Party's candidate for Iowa governor, has paused his campaign after being arrested while protesting recently in Arlington, Va. The Libertarian Party of Iowa issued a statement saying it “completely supports the decision,” and indicated Stewart will resume his campaign before this fall's election. Stewart, an activist from Cedar Rapids, was participating in a non-violent protest at the federal Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters in support of allowing terminally ill cancer patients to use psilocybin, the hallucinogenic ingredient in certain mushrooms, under the “Right to Try” act. Stewart was charged with trespassing during a staged "die-in" protest outside of the Drug Enforcement Agency headquarters. When the city of Cedar Rapids once again begins charging fares for transit bus rides later this summer, staff are proposing a simplified, equitable reduced-fare system. To reduce confusion and conflict at the fare box as well as encourage more ridership, Cedar Rapids Transit riders would be charged less to ride the public vehicles, according to a proposal made this week to the Cedar Rapids City Council's Finance and Administrative Services Committee. The city has not charged fares to ride the bus since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 to minimize contact between drivers and passengers. This new fare system would take effect Sept. 6, after Labor Day, pending approval from the City Council. Full fare would be $1, down from $1.50, under the proposal.

At Any Rate
At Any Rate – Cruel summer: US gasoline prices to break above $6

At Any Rate

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 13:48


Natasha Kaneva is joined by Ted Hall to discuss gasoline market dynamics. The national average US retail gasoline price topped $4.50 a gallon this week for the first time. With expectations of strong driving demand—traditionally, the US summer driving season starts on Memorial Day, which lands this year on May 30, and lasts until Labor Day in early September. Typically, refiners produce more gasoline ahead of the summer road-trip season, building up inventories. But this year, since mid-April, US gasoline inventories have fallen counter seasonally and sit at the lowest seasonal levels since 2019. A major driver in these counter-seasonal draws in gasoline is higher-than-normal exports that are unlikely to persist at current prices. Speakers Natasha Kaneva, Head of Global Oil and Commodities Research Ted Hall, Vice President of Global Oil Research   This podcast was recorded on May 20, 2022. This communication is provided for information purposes only. Institutional clients can view the related report at www.jpmm.com/research/content/GPS-4096782-0 for more information; please visit www.jpmm.com/research/disclosures for important disclosures. © 2022 JPMorgan Chase & Co. All rights reserved.

The Wellness Compass Podcast
Graduating From Our Comfort Zones, Episode 33

The Wellness Compass Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 21:49


Growth Begins At The Edge of Our Comfort Zone Many of us know someone who is graduating this spring. Perhaps you have been invited to a party to celebrate the graduate's achievement. Graduation is a rite of passage that merits celebrating an individual's perseverance in achieving their goals. Graduation is also a transition and rite of passage for loved ones closest to the graduate as they face a new chapter in their lives. Amidst all the joy and celebration surrounding graduation, other emotions like anxiety and loss are often easy to overlook. We know and even expect that anxiety and loss are feelings that will accompany transitions that are neither planned nor desired, such as a sudden job loss, a death of a loved one, or a health crisis. The fact is, though, that even transitions that we plan and wish for can also create great feelings of anxiety and loss. Shifts of this kind include retirement, moving, getting married, starting a new job, welcoming a new member into the family, and graduation. Positive transitions can also be challenging because, as with all significant life changes, they involve a person leaving what for them has been a comfort zone. Any time we step out of our comfort zone, we are bound to feel a whole range of emotions, from excitement to loss. Stepping out like this is the only way that growth can happen, and so that's why graduates and others desiring to grow are willing to take that step. While we celebrate graduations in this month of May, we also continue to remember that it is Mental Health Awareness month. One way to bring these two together is to be intentional about supporting our graduates' mental health by anticipating, accepting, and normalizing the full range of emotions they and those closest to them may be experiencing. An essential part of mental health awareness is helping people be more comfortable with the full range of feelings and emotions they are experiencing. A simple way to express the importance of being comfortable with emotions that we typically find unpleasant is the idea to "name it, claim it, frame it, and tame it." When we help graduates understand that, as with all meaningful life transitions, both pleasant and challenging emotions are a normal part of the experience, we provide them with a more expansive and helpful frame within which to name, claim, and tame the full range of emotions they are experiencing. So to any graduates that may read this column, we celebrate you! Take time to honor your achievements and also take time to honor the full range of feelings you (and your loved ones) may be having as you step into the next stage of growth in your life. Making It Personal: Do you know a graduate that you can celebrate and support as they transition to the next stage of their lives? Are you currently in the midst of stepping out of a comfort zone in your life? If so, how can you best support your mental health and well-being through this time of transition? **We also want to let you know that we will be taking a break this summer after next week's column and podcast. This will give us some time for vacation and the needed bandwidth to focus on a few other projects that need our attention. We will resume our weekly column and podcast right after Labor Day.

Edify One Another
Rick Sparks: Do Not Despise the Lord's Discipline (Copy)

Edify One Another

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 29:38


From the 2021 Labor Day meeting in Pleasant Hill, IA

Tomahawk Nation: for Florida State Seminoles fans
Noles News Now: FSU football primetime games, softball in NCAA, Seminoles baseball vs. UF

Tomahawk Nation: for Florida State Seminoles fans

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 4:13


Thanks for listening to Noles News Now, your audio home for all things Florida State here on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. I'm your host Brian Pellerin here on this Wednesday morning May 18th. We start with the FSU football team... just 101 days away from the start of the season against Duquesne. Time and network remain TBD... but we do now know the start time and network for two of their higher-profile contests this season. Of course, I'm talking about the 2 against their SEC opponents. The first of those is the Labor Day weekend, Allstate Louisiana Kickoff against LSU. That game was already set for Sunday, Sept. 4th, but Tuesday the schools announced it will kick off at 7:30 ET on ABC. That's a second straight season with a Labor Day Sunday ABC primetime contest for the Noles after last year's thrilling OT loss to Notre Dame at Doak. This one is in LSU's backyard though -- New Orleans at the Caesar's Superdome. The other primetime contest comes on Thanksgiving weekend as the Noles host Florida on Black Friday. That contest on November 25th also at 7:30. Hopefully, the Noles are playing for bowl positioning instead of bowl positioning like a year ago. The guys on the roster taking a step forward will play a big role in that happening. Our team at Tomahawk Nation has taken a close look at how some of those potential stars performed in the spring. This week, the fifth and final installment looked at the secondary specifically AZ Thomas and Sam McCall. Head to TomahawkNation.com to see Kevin Little's film breakdown of their tape to see what could be coming this fall. If you missed the other breakdowns, that article has links to those for Mycah Pittman, Jared Verse, Trey Benson, and Bless Harris. On the baseball diamond, the Seminoles traveled down the road to Gainesville for their final midweek contest of the season to face the Gators. It opened with a flurry of offense from each team. The teams alternated scoring in each of the first four innings before the bullpens really stepped up and posted zeros until the 9th. The Gators and Noles were knotted at 5 at that point... but in the bottom of the inning, the Gators untied it. A two-out knock brought up lefty Sterlin Thompson, pushing Mike Martin Jr. to turn to a lefty of his own in Andrew Armstrong. But a hanging breaking ball ended up way over the right field wall for a 7-5 final. The Gators claim the game and the season series. For a full breakdown of the game, check out our Three Up, Three Down article posted now on TomahawkNation.com. The Noles now turn their attention to the close of ACC regular-season play in Chapel Hill against UNC this weekend. That'll do it for today's Noles News Now. We'll be back on Friday with more of the headlines you don't want to miss so be sure to follow or subscribe so you don't miss a thing. And if you like what you're hearing, please rate and leave a review. Until then, you can find everything you need on our website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Seminole Wrap: A Florida State Football Podcast
Noles News Now: FSU football primetime games, softball in NCAA, Seminoles baseball vs. UF

Seminole Wrap: A Florida State Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 4:13


Thanks for listening to Noles News Now, your audio home for all things Florida State here on the Tomahawk Nation podcast network. I'm your host Brian Pellerin here on this Wednesday morning May 18th. We start with the FSU football team... just 101 days away from the start of the season against Duquesne. Time and network remain TBD... but we do now know the start time and network for two of their higher-profile contests this season. Of course, I'm talking about the 2 against their SEC opponents. The first of those is the Labor Day weekend, Allstate Louisiana Kickoff against LSU. That game was already set for Sunday, Sept. 4th, but Tuesday the schools announced it will kick off at 7:30 ET on ABC. That's a second straight season with a Labor Day Sunday ABC primetime contest for the Noles after last year's thrilling OT loss to Notre Dame at Doak. This one is in LSU's backyard though -- New Orleans at the Caesar's Superdome. The other primetime contest comes on Thanksgiving weekend as the Noles host Florida on Black Friday. That contest on November 25th also at 7:30. Hopefully, the Noles are playing for bowl positioning instead of bowl positioning like a year ago. The guys on the roster taking a step forward will play a big role in that happening. Our team at Tomahawk Nation has taken a close look at how some of those potential stars performed in the spring. This week, the fifth and final installment looked at the secondary specifically AZ Thomas and Sam McCall. Head to TomahawkNation.com to see Kevin Little's film breakdown of their tape to see what could be coming this fall. If you missed the other breakdowns, that article has links to those for Mycah Pittman, Jared Verse, Trey Benson, and Bless Harris. On the baseball diamond, the Seminoles traveled down the road to Gainesville for their final midweek contest of the season to face the Gators. It opened with a flurry of offense from each team. The teams alternated scoring in each of the first four innings before the bullpens really stepped up and posted zeros until the 9th. The Gators and Noles were knotted at 5 at that point... but in the bottom of the inning, the Gators untied it. A two-out knock brought up lefty Sterlin Thompson, pushing Mike Martin Jr. to turn to a lefty of his own in Andrew Armstrong. But a hanging breaking ball ended up way over the right field wall for a 7-5 final. The Gators claim the game and the season series. For a full breakdown of the game, check out our Three Up, Three Down article posted now on TomahawkNation.com. The Noles now turn their attention to the close of ACC regular-season play in Chapel Hill against UNC this weekend. That'll do it for today's Noles News Now. We'll be back on Friday with more of the headlines you don't want to miss so be sure to follow or subscribe so you don't miss a thing. And if you like what you're hearing, please rate and leave a review. Until then, you can find everything you need on our website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Checking In with Anthony & Glenn
515: Ask Anthony & Glenn

Checking In with Anthony & Glenn

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 47:28


In this pre recorded show, Glenn and Anthony answer some important questions and issue a warning about the state of the hotel business come post Labor Day. 

No Vacancy with Glenn Haussman
634: Ask Anthony & Glenn

No Vacancy with Glenn Haussman

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 47:28


In this pre recorded show, Glenn and Anthony answer some important questions and issue a warning about the state of the hotel business come post Labor Day. 

PRIMO NUTMEG
#270: Organizing Against the Student Loan Crisis w/ Luci & the Banks Sisters

PRIMO NUTMEG

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 65:08


In this hour-long discussion, I am joined by Luci of Blue Moon Red Wine, as well as Courtney & Keisha Banks to discuss the student loan debt crisis, whether or not President Joe Biden refusing to forgive all student loan debt may crash the economy, why student loans should be discharged in bankruptcy proceedings, the cooptation of student debt organizations, and how they plan to use a campout event this Labor Day to bring grassroots activists together.If you have action ideas regarding the student debt crisis or anything else, tweet at us: @bmrwshow @oneofthesekeis1 or @courtneybanksor email  infochangecamp@gmail.comStudent Debt Boycott Marathon on Indie News Network:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d5aRjsn1xQCamp Dada:https://twitter.com/infochangecampinfochangecamp@gmail.comhttps://givebutter.com/campdadafundHow Chile Overcame the Student Debt Crisis:https://bmrw.substack.com/p/coming-soon?s=wCheck out the Bank Sisters for Future Actions:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKe2zhkBMoLYVC6UIeRj7gFor Daily Actions on Student Debt, including calling your reps for the return of bankruptcy rights:https://studentloanjustice.org/index.htmlSupport the show

Edify One Another
Doug Twaddell: Can I Know That I Am Saved?

Edify One Another

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 35:54


From the 2021 Labor Day meeting in Pleasant Hill, IA

The Paul W. Smith Show
Lloyd Jackson ~ The Paul W. Smith Show

The Paul W. Smith Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 6:31


May 11, 2022 ~ The WJR Senior News Analyst tells Paul the Detroit Public Schools Community District has decided to start school before Labor Day.

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Edify One Another
Doug Twaddell: Body, Soul, and Spirit

Edify One Another

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 37:10


From the 2021 Labor Day meeting in Pleasant Hill, IA

Red Sneaker Writers
Creating Art From Experience with Mary Laura Philpott

Red Sneaker Writers

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 43:27


Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Mary Laura Philpott, author of Bomb Shelter: Love, Time and Other Explosions.Chapter 1: IntroductionThe Early Bird pricing ends on May 15, so this is the time to register for WriterCon, our annual writers conference that takes place during Labor Day weekend (Sept 2-5). Learn from over 60 speakers and 70 sessions on writing, all genres, and the business of writing, for people at all stages of their writing career. Get the knowledge you need to succeed!www.writercon.comChapter 2: News1) Writers Coffeehouse Won't Let You Leave Till You've Met Your Goal, and2) Amazon Will Allow Authors Selling From Their Websites to Use Prime ShippingChapter 3: Interview with Mary Laura PhilpottIn this interview, she discusses:1) the importance of deletion;2) how she turns horrific events into literature;3) how she researches her subjects;4) the secret of writing a killer essay; and5) her unique approach to outlining.Chapter 4: Parting WordsCheck out Bernhardt's new novel, Shameless, Book 3 in the Splitsville legal thriller series: https://amazon.com/Shameless-Splitsville-Legal-Thriller-Book-ebook/dp/B09T7ZFTZ5/If you're writing or aspiring to write, join our Facebook Group, Red Sneaker Writers, so you can get daily updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113141678727273Bernhardt also has a free Red Sneaker e-newsletter. Send me (willbern@gmail.com) your email address and I'll add you to the list.WriterCon will have authors, agents, editors, book marketers, author assistants, over 70 sessions, and many chances for you to meet people, network, and get the connections and knowledge you need to build your writing career. The Early Bird pricing ends May 15, so if you're interested, please check out the website: www.writercon.comUntil next time (start extro music), Keep writing, and remember: You cannot fail, if you refuse to quit.William Bernhardtwww.williambernhardt.comwillbern@gmail.com

Extreme Health Radio
Morley Robbins – Your Immune System Needs Energy To Work!

Extreme Health Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 118:13


ANNOUNCEMENT: SUPPLEMENTS TO HELP REPAIR MITOCHONDRIA TO REDUCE OXIDATION & MAKE ATP Dissolve-It-All - breaking down scar tissue, inflammation and calcification PUFA Protect - Eliminating a lifetime of a high PUFA diet Purely K - Reduce Calcification NAD Power - Allow Your Mitochondria To Create Energy! Probiotic Endotoxin Reducer - Lower Endotoxins! Oyster Extract - Bioavailable Copper, Selenium & Zinc Resilien-C - Whole Food Vitamin C Panacea - Pure Shilijit 84 Minerals + Chelate Iron Digest-it-All - Better assimilate & absorb your food Use discount code EHR15 :) Today we had Morley Robbins on the show for round #7. He's one of the most important researchers in natural health today. I've been studying "natural remedies" since 2003. I've listened to, attended, watched and taken part in probably over 10,0000 hours of lectures since 2003. It's all I listen to and read. Nobody comes close in the understanding of minerals as Morley Robbins. He has a depth of knowledge and understanding that nobody else does. This is why his information about minerals should be the foundation of everybody's health program. Minerals run hormones, digestion and in this talk our immune system. Without proper copper, iron, magnesium and calcium levels and ratios your body will get sick and succumb to sickness and disease. This happens are a result of a lack of being able to respirate oxygen at the mitochondrial level properly and not being able to create ATP. In this show with mineral expert Morley Robbins we talk about the relationship between minerals, ATP production and your immune system. On Last Thing! As always your support via your donations and bookmarking our Amazon link to use each time you purchase is how we keep our show going. Thank you for bookmarking our Amazon link even if you're not buying anything right now! :) Thank you all! Labor Day 2020 Sales! Relax Saunas - Use Code: LABORDAY20 Mitolife - 25% off Use Code: LABORDAY20 ChiliPAD - $200 of. Use Code: 3dayweekend Defender Shield - $15 off orders over $100 + FREE shipping. Code: LABOR15 Savvy Rest Bedding - SAVE 20%. Code: LABOR20 Clearlight Saunas - $500 - $700 off TrueDark Glasses - 15% off. Code: backtoscreens15 Sauna Space Saunas - 10% OFF EVERYTHING. Sponsors For This Episode: Extreme Health Academy --> Use code EHR14 for a free 2 week trial! Greenwave Dirty Electricity Filters Bellicon Rebounders Stockton Aloe One Relax FAR Infrared Sauna Featured Products For This Episode: Surthrival Pine Pollen (Use code PINE20 until 8/27/20 for 20% off!) RaOptics Blue Blockers Reishi Mushroom Elk Antler Joovv Red Light Therapy Colostrum Chaga Mushroom Barf World Raw Dog Food The Biomat Show Notes 80% loss in copper Full Monty Iron Panel Iron: The Most Toxic Metal The Real Virus Stats The Best Supplements For Detox And A Healthier Heart Show Guest: Dr. Marisol Teijeiro ND Guest Info: Morley received his BA in Biology from Denison University in Ohio and holds an MBA from George Washington University in healthcare administration, with additional concentrations in finance and marketing management. Morley has completed his training for becoming a Wellness Coach, a Nutritional Counselor, and a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist. Morley Robbins is the creator of The Root Cause Protocol. Morley (aka. “Magnesium Man”) is one of the foremost experts on Magnesium's role in the body, and the delicate dance Magnesium plays with Iron, Copper, and Calcium. In 2012, Morley founded the Magnesium Advocacy Group (GotMag.org). And he remains the de facto leader of the Magnesium Advocacy Group on Facebook, with over 175,000+ members (and growing daily). As a certified health coach with an expertise in Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA), Morley has performed over 4,500 one-on-one consultations with clients from around the world. Show Topic:

MPR News Update
There's still plenty of potential politicking for abortion rights in Minnesota as Roe may end

MPR News Update

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 6:06


There's still plenty of potential politicking for abortion rights in Minnesota as Roe may end, and the state wants a deal for oversight of Minneapolis police before Labor Day. This is an evening update from MPR News, hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.

Clearing the FOG with co-hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese
Workers Are Tired Of Being Exploited And They're Fighting Back

Clearing the FOG with co-hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 60:01


This past weekend, workers around the world celebrated May Day, also called Labor Day and International Workers Day. May Day marks the accomplishments and contributions of workers and reminds them of their rights. Clearing the FOG spoke with Stephanie Basile and Brittany Carloni of News Guild, part of the Communications Workers of America, about the many victories they have had in organizing media outlets over the past five years. They use a model that can be replicated everywhere of training member organizers and connecting them with other shops across the country to build a powerful labor movement that is democratic. Stephanie and Brittany talk about this moment and why workers are fighting back. For more information, visit PopularResistance.org.

Roads Taken
In a Blink of an Eye: Dave Leone on finding focus beyond yourself and getting back on track

Roads Taken

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 20:59


Guest Dave Leone realized during college that his interest in chemistry might not be long lived. Instead, he found earth sciences. Upon graduation, he options were graduate school, petroleum geology, or environmental geology. He found a small environmental firm that let him do a little of everything and then moved on to a larger firm where he has stayed for nearly a quarter century, assessing contaminated properties and remediating them for beneficial use.It was at the firm—during a 200-mile charity bike ride—that he met his wife. And after buying a house and expecting a baby, life looked good. Then, in one unexpected moment falling off a ladder one Labor Day weekend, he realized his life had changed forever.In this episode, find out from Dave how finding focus beyond yourself can give you a way to get back on track…on Roads Taken with Leslie Jennings Rowley. About This Episode's GuestDave Leone is Associate Principal at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. in Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife and son. He is a geologist with over 20 years of experience performing hazardous waste site investigations and remediation work at state-regulated hazardous waste sites.   Executive Producer/Host: Leslie Jennings RowleyMusic: Brian Burrows Find more episodes at https://roadstakenshow.com Email the show at RoadsTakenShow@gmail.com 

Keyword News
Keyword News 05/02/2022

Keyword News

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 16:24


Coverage of major news stories 1. Eased mask mandate 2. National security adviser 3. Local elections 4. Rising exports 5. Labor Day

¡Cuéntame! | Learn Spanish with Comprehensible Input

Marta talks about Labor Day as it is celebrated on May 1st in most countries in the world, including México. She talks about its origins and the history behind this celebration. Transcript here! Email us! Become a supporter! Buy Me a Coffee Facebook Group --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cuentamemarta/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cuentamemarta/support

Learn Polish Podcast
# 235 Majówka - May long weekend

Learn Polish Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 4:30


Learn Polish in a fun way with short Episodes. On this episode we talk about  Majówka - May long weekend.   Social Media & Donations https://bio.link/podcaster   Sponsor www.coolabulla.com for Websites and Animation. Use code LearnPolish for 20% Discount.   All other Social Media & Donations https://linktr.ee/learnpolish   Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0ZOzgwHvZzEfQ8iRBfbIAp   Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/learn-polish-podcast/id1462326275   To listen to all Episodes + The Speaking Podcast + The Meditation Podcast + Business Opportunities please visit http://roycoughlan.com/   Now also on   Bitchute https://www.bitchute.com/channel/pxb8OvSYf4w9/   Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9SeBSyrxEMtEUlQNjG3vTA   To get Skype lessons from Kamila or her team please visits http://polonuslodz.com/  -------------------------------------------------- In this Episode we discuss:   Majówka - May long weekend   Jedziemy na urlop - We're going on vacation   1 maja jest Święto Pracy - May 1 is Labor Day   3 maja jest Święto Konstytucji - May 3 is the Feast of the Constitution   Polskie morze - Polish sea   Polskie góry - Polish mountains   Polacy organizują pikniki - Poles organize picnics   Robić grilla - Make a barbecue   Jakie masz plany na majówkę? - What are your plans for the May weekend?   Jadę na plażę do Gdyni - I'm going to the beach in Gdynia   Jadę w góry - I'm going to the mountains   --------------------------------------------------------------- If you would like Skype lessons from kamila or her team please visit http://polonuslodz.com/   All Polish Episodes / Speaking Podcast / Meditation Podcast / Awakening Podcast/ Polish Property & business Offers - http://roycoughlan.com/   All Social Media + Donations https://linktr.ee/learnpolish https://bio.link/podcaster   Please Share with your friends / Subscribe / Comment and give a 5* Review  - Thank You (Dziekuje Bardzo :) )   #learnpolish #speakpolish #polishpodcast

DjBlasto
Je Suis Le Funk 23

DjBlasto

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 59:55


May 1st, Labor Day! Day of celebration, but also of reflection, for those who fight for rights, for equal opportunities, against all types of exploitation. One day is not enough ...

Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals
Best of G&R: May Day vs Labor Day. How the ruling class stops radical organizing. (G&R 158)

Green & Red: Podcasts for Scrappy Radicals

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 60:30


Happy May Day tender comrades! Here is a repost of our May Day episode from 2021. In it, Bob and Scott talk about the history of May Day from pagan rituals to the Haymarket Affair to International Workers' Day to Labor Day and Loyalty Day. And we discuss how the ruling class's "war on the left" fits into the politics of May Day vs. Labor Day. Spend an hour of your International Workers' Day weekend hearing about the history of May Day. You won't regret it. --------------------------------- Outro// "Which Side Are You On" by Florence Reece Links// IWW: The Brief Origins of May Day (https://bit.ly/2QLtO7Q) G&R: How Union Organizing Fights the Boss with Daisy Pitkin (https://apple.co/3y35txO) G&R: Collin College strikes again! Dr. Michael Phillips, award-winning scholar, fired! (https://apple.co/34ItAFq) Follow Green and Red// https://linktr.ee/greenandredpodcast Check out our new website: https://greenandredpodcast.org/ Donate to Green and Red Podcast// Become a recurring donor at https://www.patreon.com/greenredpodcast Or make a one time donation here: https://bit.ly/DonateGandR This is a Green and Red Podcast (@PodcastGreenRed) production. Produced by Bob (@bobbuzzanco) and Scott (@sparki1969). “Green and Red Blues" by Moody. Editing by Scott.

The Natasha Simona Sequence
Ray J Calls Out Kim K/Joe Exotic/A$AP Rocky/Dolly Parton/Pizza And Puddles

The Natasha Simona Sequence

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 30:47


Ray J is not here for the nonsense or drama. He took to Twitter in response to the Kardashian's latest Hulu episode...A$AP Rocky might be cleared of gun charges just in time before "Labor Day." ... Joe Exotic is preparing for a lavish customized prion wedding!...Dolly Parton says -Actually, I want back in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!... Pizza and puddles and soggy dough! Trust me, it'll all make sense when you listen! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Post Podcast
Hays Chamber begins search for next Administrative Assistant

The Post Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 11:31


On this episode of the Post Podcast, Hays Chamber president and CEO Sarah Wasinger, along with vice president of marketing and communication Mariah Leglighter, share information about the search for the Chamber's next administrative assistant.   Transcript: EDITORS NOTE: Transcripts are provided by an automated service and are not verified for accuracy.   James Bell  The Hays chamber is on the hunt for their next administrative assistant from the chamber president and CEO Sarah Wasinger along with Vice President of Marketing and Communications Mariah Legleiter stops by to talk to us about that and more on this episode of the Post Podcast.   Sarah Wasinger  Our dear friend Marlis Fletcher, she's our current administrative assistant is taking a position at a chamber member location. So we are actually in the process of looking for a new administrative assistant.   James Bell  Okay, well, I mean, okay, well, this is great. She's amazing. And it says over here, and you guys, there's no replacing her?   Sarah Wasinger  Well, you know, they say everyone's replaceable, she just holds a very special place in our heart. She's literally the glue of our office. And she's that first point of contact when people come visit us at the chamber. So definitely will be difficult to replace her. But we feel like we have a pretty fun team. I mean, I'll say that I brought Mariah so she could actually validate if   James Bell  you're the boss to say like, yeah, we have a great time at work. Everybody loves me.   Sarah Wasinger  I can I paid Mariah extra, she'll say nice things.   Mariah Legleiter  It has been, it has been fantastic. Um, the last, what, five months, six months has been just, it's gone by incredibly fast. I've learned so many new things. And I've just gotten to dip my toes in a lot of different aspects of the community. And I've gotten to talk to a lot of different people and learn new things. And it's just been really fantastic. And, you know, working with Sarah, and working with Rhonda and working with Marlise has just been fantastic, too. I mean, they're fun. I don't think I've had a day that I haven't laughed, probably for half the day. I mean, it's it. Yeah, it's a great environment. And it has been fantastic.   James Bell  Very cool. You know, and I got to imagine much like kind of my job here. It's one of those positions that it changes everyday, it's a little different.   Sarah Wasinger  Yes. If you don't like what you're doing just sneeze and you'll be doing something different. Yes. That's for sure. Yeah,   Mariah Legleiter  I would like to say it changes by the day, but sometimes it's by the minute.   Sarah Wasinger  Wow. But we get to work with a lot of wonderful people, I think the biggest thing that I wanted to communicate about this position is we are in a very special place in our community that we get to impact a lot of different things by the work that we do. And so it's not just how you get paid by the benefits. But I think internally, the paycheck that you get to sign right at the end of the day for doing things like addressing child care, helping get the school bond passed, all those different things, the work that we get to do on a daily basis, supporting our local businesses, advocating on their behalf, really desperately your bucket.   James Bell  So yeah, and I think you know, especially for young folks, when I say young, I'm thinking younger than us, we're Sarah, we're about same age, Mariah is clearly younger than   Sarah Wasinger  obviously, she has less wrinkles.   James Bell  But for younger folks, it's a lot of it's about that it's about the difference you can make in the community paychecks are great, and everybody you know, at the end of the day, has to make money to live. But you know that that sense of belonging that the ability to make a difference is tremendous.   Sarah Wasinger  Absolutely. So I just wanted to kind of point that out. Um, you know, we did talk about Marlis being the glue for our team. And that's very much true, I'm just kind of wanted to give a glimpse as to what maybe the average day looks like. So obviously, you're the first point of contact when coming into the office. Um, she Marlise currently does a wonderful job answering the phones. So this person would help be that first point of contact, we have chamber checks, of course, and this position would kind of manage that program, and assist in doing the bulk of processing those orders for folks, when they come in. We do have a software called chamber master. It's kind of our database that we use to track our Chamber members, excuse me, I've got a frog in my throat this morning, that they would be taught how to utilize that system to kind of keep track of different events and things of that nature. Obviously, we're very event driven at the Chamber, because about 45% of our total budget comes from the income that we earn from those events. So they would definitely help us assist and organize and coordinate those things that we have going on. Whether it be an appreciation and appreciation the banquet, so and then of course our regular events that we have to like chamber chats, ribbon cutting and some membership lunches, they'll help get those things on the calendar for us and make sure that we're not overlooking any important details.   Mariah Legleiter  Yeah, we, um, you know, working working at the Chamber has been really fun. And being able to work with Marla. She's been really organized and really great. And I feel like that's also something that that's really important to this role is just being really organized and being able to keep us kind of organized and help With our calendars and just kind of do those, those things for us and keep us on our toes as well,   Sarah Wasinger  yeah, someone who's an effective communicator and fearful of a fast paced work environment would definitely probably thrive in this position. So,   James Bell  and correct me if I'm wrong, too. But we have we, as I've watched the you fill positions like Moriah, here over the last few years, the job is kind of also tailored to the individual, right? Because it's a small team, there's only the four of you folks down there. So it kind of builds around that skill set that they might bring in, right?   Sarah Wasinger  Absolutely, we definitely want to make sure that people are fulfilling their purpose. I'm at the chamber. So we had this defined set of job descriptions. But if there's a passion that someone brings to the table that maybe we haven't considered or done before, and they're going to be a part of that team, they're going to be given the opportunity to give feedback to help really guide and mold the purpose of our direction going forward. Okay, cool.   James Bell  Well, we got to probably talk about some of the specifics here, because it is pretty, some pretty good list of benefits that come with this job.   Sarah Wasinger  Absolutely. So some of my favorite things are, you know, we pay full coverage for a single person's insurance. So that definitely is a strong benefit right now, because the cost of health care is significant. And we also have the 3% retirement contribution match. And one of my favorite things is a flexible work schedule. Mariah, you're a young mama, do you want to talk a little bit about that.   Mariah Legleiter  So we actually open at 730 Every morning, but I can't drop off my kid at school until 730. So they've been really, really great about working around that schedule. I'm able to drop Olivia off and then go straight to work. And I mean, it's been seamless, like it's just worked out really, really well. And yeah, we, anytime Olivia Has anything at school, or if there's something in the community that we need to go do, as long as you know, we're communicating with each other. And that comes back to that good communication. As long as we're doing that, then we make it work. And it's very flexible. It's been really fun.   Sarah Wasinger  Work life balance is a very important thing that I always want to provide for my team. Because I feel that the more that you can take advantage of enjoying your family, the better position that you are to be effective at work. So that's definitely something that we've tried to champion over the past couple of years. Another thing that is wonderful too, speaking of family time is our paid holidays off. We have New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving. So if you want to shop local, you can do. And then hint hint, wink wink there. And then also Christmas Eve New Year's Day, we actually get that full kind of week and a half off, and from our chamber board of directors. So we also accrue sick leave on a regular basis. And after six months of consecutive employment, you earn one week of paid time off. And after one year, you get two weeks of paid time off. And then of course every year after that, I think five years you get to move up. But that's definitely something wonderful just so you can have that work life balance. Like I said, it's really nice to be able to enjoy the time away with your family, and then be refreshed and come back ready to work.   Mariah Legleiter  And I know that you know, talking about the week off, um, that was super, super helpful for us. Because then you only had to find one week while the kids are out of school for Christmas break. You only had to find one week of childcare versus two weeks of childcare or we can you know, two and a half weeks. And it just made everything run so much smoother. Oh, I bet yeah.   James Bell  One thing we hear it's Oh,   Sarah Wasinger  yeah, we're working on an issue. The biggest thing I would take away though, too, that surprised me I think the most about this job is really the friendships that you make, and the connections that you make that are truly lasting. And I've met some of the most wonderful people that I've ever met in my entire life just by working at the chamber. And so getting to work side by side with people who are like minded and want to make a difference in our community has been so empowering and just a blessing really,   James Bell  very cool. Now, before we run out of time, we should probably tell people, you know, if they're interested how they can apply for the position.   Sarah Wasinger  Absolutely. Thank you for nice segue there, James. So they can call the chamber office that 785-628-8201 If they want to ask specific questions, we would request that folks who are interested that they email, Hey, CeCe at Hayes chamber.com with a resume and a cover letter. And then we're asking for at least three references, not reference letters, we would be happy to call and get the references from those folks over the phone. But yeah, the information can be found on our chamber website at Hayes chamber.com/news-announcements. Very   James Bell  cool. And while you're there, check out all the events you guys got going on this week because you do have a lot going on, right?   Mariah Legleiter  Oh, yeah, we do. So tomorrow, April 27. At 4:30pm There's an H yp MDC meeting at defiance the downtown location on Thursday, April 28 at noon, the is going to be a ribbon cutting for the Kiwanis Club at the Welcome Center. If you RSVP to Sarah at Hayes chamber.com There is going to be a lunch served for that one, but we need a headcount to let everybody know or to know how much food to make. Also on Thursday at 5:30pm, the H yp is having an X yp event at Siena's massage, education and retail at 106 West wealth. Alyssa Owens is going to be talking about self care. Friday, April 29. At 9am. There's going to be a chamber chat for the TMP Marian ace auction at 1701 hole Street,   Sarah Wasinger  and that is one of their biggest fundraisers for the year and talking about the importance of quality schools and the facilities that we have a wonderful opportunity to support them and all the good work that they do to educate our area's children. Absolutely.   Mariah Legleiter  Yeah. And after the chamber chat on Friday, April 29. Well, during the chamber chat at 930 will have the Dale Carnegie self awareness, insights on personal leadership and workshop at the Rose Garden banquet hall and catering 2350 East eighth and Friday, April 29. At noon, we will have our monthly membership luncheon at the Rose Garden banquet hall and catering at 2350 East eighth.   Sarah Wasinger  And one final plug tomorrow is administrative professional state. So if you have an administrative professional like our Marlis Marlis if you're listening we love you and thank you. Please make sure that you thank them for everything that they do to support your organization your business

The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima
Ken and Lima: Chicago Trip

The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 15:33


Today's opening segment! Ken & Lima's adventures in Chicago last Labor Day.  Listen to The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima weekday mornings 6-10am on Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan and the Audacy App!

Your Brain on Facts
We Can't Have Nice Things - Radio Contests (ep. 193)

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 33:48


It's the return of our ocassional series, We Can't Have Nice Things.  This week, we look at radio contest and promotions that went badly wrong, often at the draft stage.  Free nude wedding anyone? 1-star review shirt! and shirt raising money for Ukraine Red Cross at yourbrainonfacts.com/merch 02:45 Radio Luxembourg's Ice Block Challenge 06:02 Bait & switch 10:12 Rules are rules 17:36 Review and news 20:40 No accounting for taste 22:15 Library of Chaos 27:27 Good, better, breast 30:08  Playing matchmaker  Links to all the research resources are on the website. Hang out with your fellow Brainiacs.  Reach out and touch Moxie on Facebook, Twitter,  or Instagram.  Become a patron of the podcast arts! Patreon or Ko-Fi.  Or buy the book and a shirt. Music: Kevin MacLeod, Bobby Richards . Canadian radio station AMP Radio in Calgary, caused a lot of buzz with a promotion called “Bank it or Burn it” which asked listeners to vote whether they should #BANK C$5,000 and give it away to a listener, or #BURN the money, literally. With 54% of the votes, the option to #BURN emerged victorious, and AMP Radio burned C$5,000 and put it on YouTube.   A YouTube video was posted of the station's morning show hosts throwing the bills into an incinerator.  AMP Radio defended their actions noting that businesses can easily spend C$5,000 on marketing in a week, and that their promotion has garnered a lot of talk, but at what price?  While this promotion received a lot of attention, the vast majority of it came from outraged Calgarians claiming that they would no longer be listening to station. However, that hasn't stopped AMP Radio from continuing the promotion.  The second phase is currently underway, and this time C$10,000 is at stake.   Radio stunts, and their shifty cousins, radio hoaxes, have been with us since the early days of broadcasting as a favorite marketing tool to gain listeners and advertising sponsors. Orson Welles' 1938 "War of the Worlds," caused widespread panic among listeners, who actually believed Martians were invading.  The fallout can range from disappointment to embarassment to property damage, crimes against the person, and even deaths.  You probably recall the incident in California in 2007 where a contest called Hold Your Wee for a Wii, where contestants had to drink a large volume of water and the last person to go to the bathroom would win a video game console, resulted in a woman's death from acute water intoxication.  New Yorkers are unlikely to forget the day "shock jocks" Opie and Anthony finally went too far with a contest that encouraged people to have sex in public, with one couple opting to have their dalience in St. Patrick's Cathedral.     Today's topic was voted on by our patrons, including our newest member Paul D and Pigeon and our All that and Brain Too supporters, David N and EmicationLikely, who just got a bonus mini dealing specifically with radio pranks while I struggle, and struggle it is, to confine this episode to promotions and contests.  The pranks go way, way worse.  Patrons get early, ad-free episodes, but you can also get a glimpse of next week's show and what it's like hanging out in the booth with me by following my tiktok; I've start live-streaming *some of the recording process.     There's nothing new under the sun and that applies to radio contests as much as anything else in life.  Take Radio Luxembourg's and the ice block expedition of 1958.  The challenge: to transport three metric tonnes of ice from the arctic circle to the equator, without the benefit of any form of refrigeration.  The prize was set at 100,000 francs per kilo of ice that made it to its destination as a solid, or about a million bucks per tonne in today's money.  Radio Luxembourg felt they could put their money where their mouth is since who could transport ice that far without refrigeration?  The contest drew fewer hopefuls than your average ‘say the phrase that pays' call-in, but the Norwegian company Glassvatt took them up on it.  A company that produced fiberglass insulation, incidentally, and is still in business today.     Ice was cut out of the Svartisen glacier in 200kg blocks, flown to the nearest town, and melted together into a single 3,050kg block of ice.  It was then wrapped in the company's signature glass wool and placed in an iron container on a truck donated by the Scania company and fueled with with gas donated by Shell.  This was an opportunity for publicity for everyone involved, not just the radio station.  Together with a film crew and a van full of equipment, they  expedition set off from the Norwegian city of Mo i Rana on February 22, 1959, stopping in Oslo to pick up over 600 lbs/300kg of medicine to schlep along to a hospital in Lambarene, Gabon, because when else was so much cold storage going to be going that way?   They made stops in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, which was the comparatively easy bit, then on to Algeria, Niger, and finally Gabon.  That's when the going got tough.  Not a lot of paved roads across the desert, plus Algeria was in the midst of a civil war for independence from France.  Getting stuck in the sand was a frequent occurrence that cost them hours of digging-out time in the 120degF/50C heat, and their supply of water ironically rather limited.   It took a month a day, but they did it!  And the giant block of ice had only lost about 11% of its weight to melting, so even if Radio Luxemborg didn't pro-rate for partial tons, Glassvatt was still looking to collect about $2mil.  Except.  Radio Luxembourg had withdrawn the offer.  When an insulation company stepped up to their ‘move ice without refrigeration' challenge, Radio Luxembourg got cold feet, npi.  The cancellation wasn't the jerk move it sounds like; they actually called it off before the Glassvatt truck even set out.  Glassvatt decided to continue anyway, because even without the prize, it still seemed like good publicity.     That's really the name of the game, the whole reason radio stations do these things.  It's the aural equivalent of butts in seats.  You've got to entice the public to listen to your station over all their other options.  They can be cheaply run, these contests.  Folks my age probably won a bumper sticker, which costs the station very little, or some concert tickets, which often cost the station nothing since they come from the promoter.  But a constant need for contests means you've got to keep them interesting while not blowing through the promotions budget.  This leads some DJs to get creative and not in a good way.  Oh and a word about DJ.  My mom really wants me to refer to radio DJs as “on-air radio personalities” such as when I reference her background in FM radio in NY and FL in the 70's, because these days “DJ” means Skrillex types, but I can't be asked, so for today, they're all DJs.   In 2005, a Bakersfield, CA station announced they were giving away a Hummer to the person who could correctly guess the number of miles that two Hummers the station had had supposedly driven around the town during the course of a week.  The answer was 103.9, the same as the radio station's frequency, which one Shannon Castillo cleverly guessed.  She must have been on cloud 9 to have won herself a $60k vehicle, which if I were her I would sell because it would cost $60k in gas, so you can imagine her disappointment when she went to collect her prize and was handed a remote control car.  Castillo hired an attorney, and I don't blame her, who pointed out that the station had indicated that the vehicle had 22” rims, so either they were claiming it was a real vehicle or that was one jacked-up RC car.  Castillo sued the station for $60k, but as if often the case, lot of news outlets carry the initial story about the lawsuit, but nobody cared to report how it came out.  That's my research bug-bear.  Well, one of them.   A similar but 166% worse frustration was felt by that same year by Norreasha Gill, a KY woman who was the to the lucky tenth caller in a contest to win “100 grand.”  This was going to be life-changing!  She told her kids how they could finally buy a home of their own and have financial stability, so she probably saw red when she turned up at the station to collect her prize, only to be handed a 100 Grand candy bar.  I like caramel, rice crispies, and chocolate as much as the next person, probably more than a lot of next persons, but I totally agree with Gill suing the radio station for 100,000 actual dollars.   Pulling the wool over peoples' eyes is not only mean-spirited; it can also land businesses into all manner of trouble.  You can't say “it was just a joke” and go about your business.  A FL Hooters, not a radio station, I grant you, learned that lesson in 2001 when they held a contest among their waitstaff for most drinks sold, with the prize being a Toyota.  The winner was blindfolded and led out into the parking lot to discover her Toyota was a toy Yoda, a foot-tall figure of the puppet from Star Wars.  She quit and sued the owners of the franchise, settling out of court a year later.   Radio stations operate under the auspices of the Federal Communication Commission, and they have some pretty firm opinions about what shenanigans you can get up to if you want to do it on the broadcast airwaves.  The rules require a radio station fully and accurately disclose the material terms, aka the relevant details of the contest, which cannot be deceptive, misleading, or patently false, and then to follow through with those terms.  If you're talking about a contest on the air, you have to give the material terms on the air.  It's not good enough to say “we're giving away a hundred grand, see the website for more info” and on the website, admit that it's a candy bar, no siree.  No claiming it was just a joke if you made it out to be a legit contest.     The FCC fined a Kansaa station $4,000 for failing to announce all material terms of a contest, even though it was on the website, and for failure to comply with the terms for their Santa's Sack contest.  Listeners were to call in and guess what was in Santa's Sack and you'd win what was in the sack plus a teddy bear; seems simple enough.  A listener who guessed the sack held $1,000 was told she was wrong, but the next day, she heard someone else guess $1k and that person was proclaimed the winner.  The first caller complained to the station and when that went nowhere, filed a complaint with the FCC.  With the feds breathing down their necks –don't forget, the FCC isn't just about issuing fines, they can yank your broadcast license– the radio station claimed it was an innocent mix-up among the staff, some of whom included the value of the $10 teddy bear and some didn't, and that the rules were on their website.  The radio station then sent a check for $1,000 to the complainant, meaning they were out $5k over a $10 teddy bear and for want of a memo.     The FCC issued KDKA in Pennsylvania with a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture, a scary-sounding document that says “Look what you did!  I should take away your license for that.”  On Thanksgiving day 2007, a DJ, I assumed bored or annoyed at having to work a holiday, said that he'd give away $1,000,000 to the thirteenth caller and he'd do it once an hour.  A listener called and was told he was the thirteenth caller and was then placed on hold for 43 minutes before being put through to the DJ and immediately hung up on.  The station claimed that the on-air contest rules did not apply here because listeners should have realized it was a joke.  The FCC disagreed, since the DJ never said anything to indicate he wasn't serious, at one point saying it was “the real deal,” and he announced the “contest” *several times during his 3-hour show.  After finding that the on-air contest rules applied, the FCC smited them–smote?-- for the tag team of failure to announce the material terms *and failure to comply with said terms, i.e. pony up the dough, and fined the station $6,000.   An LA station got their own Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture and $6k fine after they held a contest online with a drawing for tickets to the musical Les Miserables.  Their web site said the contest would run from 3:50 pm on May 29 to 8:50 pm on June 2.  A listener complained to the FCC after the station awarded the prize to three people at only 3:00.  Yer man must really have wanted to see Les Mis.  The radio station responded that the on-air contest rules didn't apply to its contest because the contest was exclusively online.  The FCC disagreed.  The rules apply to "all contests conducted by the licensee and broadcast to the public" and since the radio station had announced the contest several times on-air and told listeners who entered the contest to stay tuned, it was an on-air contest.   You don't necessarily need the FCC in your stable to hold a radio station's feet to the fire.  Just ask the folks at Singapore's Gold 905 after their big-money game “The Celebrity Name Drop.”  They made a montage of 14 celebrity voices, edited so that each celebrity said one word of “Gold 9-0-5, the station that sounds good, and makes you feel good.”  I couldn't find a clip of it, but if you do, hit up the soc meds or post it in soc.   To win $10,000, the caller had to correctly identify each voice in order.  It took a skilled ear, as well as listening out for other people's right and wrong guesses.  Muhammad Shalehan thought he had it after a month of puzzling and repeatedly trying to get through the phone lines, but when he read his list of names, the DJ said he got one wrong.  A few weeks later, Gold905 declared they had their winner, one Jerome Tan, and that was a wrap.     Except.  Listeners jumped on the station's FB page, pointing out that Shalehan had given the right answer more than two weeks earlier.  Mediacorp, the station;s parent company, said that Shalehan's attempt was invalidated because he failed to pronounce the string of celebrity names accurately, specifically that of Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet.  So Muhammad went to the mountain or in this case, the internet, whereby Shelahan was able to locate Hadley's management and ask if they could help.  He then got a video from Hadley himself, confirming that, while Muhammad Shalehan has a “slight accent,” he had, in fact, “pronounced my name absolutely correctly.”   Armed now with some pretty bitchin' evidence, Shalehan went back to the station again.  After viewing Hadley's video, Mediacorp …. still refused to pay out. [sfx]  But they offered to make a “goodwill gesture” of $5,000.  By then, the online community, a barely-controlled and badly-tempered beast on the best of days, was having none of it, making for some long work-days for the PR department.  Finally, Mediacorp relented and paid Muhammad Shalehan the full $10k.     MIDROLL  don't forget ad sting   If these stories haven't made you face-palm and ask “what were they thinking,” I'd bet my mortgage one of these will.  Strap in, kids.  The tragic Hold Your Wee for a Wii contest wasn't the first or only radio station promotion to involve urine.   In 1999, KOMP 92.3-FM of Las Vegas DJ Greg McFarlane was trying to think up a novel approach to give away some Mötley Crüe tickets.  His first idea was to have contestants re-enact the Pamela Anderson-Tommy Lee sex tape live on-air, fully clothes of course; wouldn't want to be in bad taste.  Idea number 2: make contestants drink their own urine.  Y'all 1999.  What was the value in seeing Motley Crue in 1999?  That cheese had been moldy for years.  Three die-hard fans actually came into the studio, then lost their nerve when confronted with the fact that McFarlane was in no way kidding.  Then, in McFarlane's own words, “The fourth guy walks in, pushes everyone out of the way and throws it down like it was Pepsi.”  So concert tickets for guy #4 and an empty cardboard box to McFarlane, to gather his personal effects because he's just been sacked.   Hey, remind me to check my stats and see how many people jumped ship in the last 60 seconds.  For those still with me, we go now to a library in Ft Worth, TX, where the staff suddenly found themselves terrorized by crowds of people ransacking the stacks.  Unbeknownst to them, a KYNG DJ thought it would be a keen idea to announce that he had hidden $100 in $5 and $10 bills between pages of books in the library's fiction section.  Even adjusted for inflation, that's just under $200 to try to outcompete hundreds of other people for.   "People started climbing the bookshelves; they started climbing on each other, and books became airborne," library spokeswoman Marsha Anderson said, adding that 3k books had been thrown on the floor and some ended up ripped and with broken spines.  Count the books on your nearest bookcase or shelf.  How many of those would need to get to 3k?  That's a lot of damage!   Do I need to say that the library has an amount of heads-up from the radio station and that amount was none, or did you just assume because what librarian would agree to that?  More than 500 people stampeded through the Fort Worth Central Library looking for the money.  There was money in the library – the station claimed it was $100 and that was the only amount it was ever said to be, whereas a number of people in the money-mob thought it was as high as $10k.  A KYNG spokesman said the DJ was only trying to boost public interest in the library by giving away about $100, and they had no idea where people got the $10k idea.  That was after the fact of course.  In the moment, it was the librarians who had to handle the situation...because they couldn't get ahold of anyone at the radio station.  They told the crowd the only thing that could possibly make them stop looking – that someone already found the money and had just left.     Sometimes it's not judgment that's wobbly; it's taste, subjective as that may be.  BRMB in Birmingham, England ran a contest where they would pay for the winner's wedding, which as anyone less clever than my hillbilly butt getting married in my own yard both times can tell you can really run into money.  There was, of course, a catch.  The station reserved one creative right for the wedding that the station paid for.  This wedding had to be conducted au naturale.  In the buff.  Nude.  At a minimum, the happy couple had to be in all their glory; don't know if there was a maximum.  The lucky couple, who won by listener vote, had been together for eleven years, attributing their long engagement to the cost of the wedding.  Again, back yard, it's free.  The station paid all the expenses and the bride and groom held up their end…as it were, though the bride had her veil and the groom used a top hat as a fig leaf.   Your other why-is-this-so-expensive life event would come just after the end of your life, your funeral.  It costs as much as a decent used car and you don't even get to enjoy it.  Half of that would be handled if you won the contest offered by Radio Galaxy in Germany – they'd pay for your funeral, provided your funeral cost less than 3000 Euro and a modest one could.  Listeners sent in their own epitaphs, that being the words on their tombstone, like how Winston Churchill's says “I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”  But you can't have a party without a party-pooper and the radio station was hit was a lawsuit from the Association of German Undertakers.  Also in Germany, station RTL 89.0 wanted to give away a Mini Cooper, but couldn't apparently be asked to put a lot of effort, or forethought, into it.  They just said, pull off the most amazing stunt.  Because that's safe.  Whatever the other entries were paled in comparison to the stunt submitted by the eventual winner – he would have the word mini tattooed on … how to put this delicately?... onto an appendage which most gentlemen would find distressing to have labeled “mini.”  The winner, Andreas Muller, went through with it, live on air with the female host looking on.  Can you imagine if the station refused to give him the car though?   That kind of personal touch would have been right up the alley of the folks at WDVE 102.5 in Pittsburgh.  Every year, for the festive holiday season, they hold a "Breast Christmas Ever."  Yep, they foot the bill for breast enhancement surgery.  To the surprise of no one, the event has come under fire from both feminist groups and health care advocates, who should like us to remember a boob job is surgery and surgery carries risk.  But sometimes, even the tackiest contest isn't as bad as it seems - there's always a silver lining if we look for it.  A Calgary station did a similar give-away and the winner, by popular vote, was a 19 year old trans-female listener who was quotes as saying having breast implants would mean she wouldn't "have to face so much bigotry on a daily basis."   Ottawa radio station Hot 89.9 looked at all that and said Hold My Molson's.  They put on a “Win a baby!” contest.  Specifically, they would pay for up to three rounds of in-vitro fertility treatment up to $35,000.  The contest drew criticism like jellowjackets at a cook-out, but it wasn't without redemption – it brought attention to the issue of IVF funding in Ontario just before voters head to the polls to vote if the provincial government should be required to pay it like other health care.   Said Beverly Hanck, executive director of the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada, “The station is clearly, clearly capitalizing on vulnerable patients that are desperate to have a family.”  The fact that couples have to turn to a radio contest at all points to a “sad state of affairs” in Ontario, she added.   Morning show host Jeff Mauler said the contest was intended to appeal to the station's 24 to 54 year old demographic, but that it has opened up a dialogue about an issue that is “more common than you think.”  “Anyone who complains is lucky enough to have kids or doesn't want kids,” Mauler said. “Anyone in the struggle doesn't slam the contest.” Common enough that more than 400 couples applied for the contest, which they launched on Labor Day.  Because of course they did.   If babies aren't your thing, how about a full-grown human woman?  Edmonton's the Bear FM also poked the bear with their contest to win a Russian bride.  The Bear partnered with an on-line matchmaking service that connects Russian women with foreign husbands.  Problem the first: eww.  Problem the close second: it's not uncommon for women you can meet through such services being exploited.  Employment and Immigration Minister Thomas Lukaszuk found the contest so offensive, he pulled his ministry's advertising from the station.  The prize included a free two-week trip to Russia, and $500 spending money.     New Zealand radio station The Rock FM sponsored their own contest in which the winner would be flown to the Ukraine to pick a bride from an agency, originally called “Win a Wife.”  When people complained, they changed it to “Win A Trip To Beautiful Ukraine For 12 Nights And Meet Eastern European Hot Lady Who Maybe One Day You Marry.”  Well, does what it says on the tin.  This is the same station that, when they needed a contest for Valentine's Day 2012, crab-walked around love and instead offered to cover all the costs of one lucky couple's divorce.  Asterisk, you had to drop the Big D bombshell on them live on the air.  Who says romance is dead?  No one who's watching OFMD on a binge loop for the last 9 days…not that I know anyone like that.  It's just a hypothetical.  An offly specific hypothetical   If you're thinking to yourself, it can't get worse than that, you haven't been paying attention.  Again in Canada (it's always the quiet ones), a Halifax radio station q104 put on a foreign bride contest.  The contest, which would send the winner to Prague, closed on March 8, International Women's Day.  The program director JC Douglad said firmly that there was no sexual connotatioin to the contest.  The men are promised dates with women in the Czech Republic, but they station made no warranty, express or implied, as to how those dates will go.  Okay, sure, but you've kind of undermined your position by calling it the "Male is in the Czech," didntcha?   And that's…AMP Radio defended their actions noting that businesses can easily spend C$5,000 on marketing in a week, and that their promotion has garnered a lot of talk, so it was kind of the same thing.  While a lot of Calgarians vowed to stop listening, then went on to do it again, this time with $10,000. this podcast remember thanks  

Sarc Fighter: Living with Sarcoidosis and other rare diseases
Episode 60 | Jack Boepple's cardiac sarcoidosis hit him like a linebacker. And he would know.

Sarc Fighter: Living with Sarcoidosis and other rare diseases

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 66:56


Jack Boepple is a former Boston marathon runner.  A dedicated Cyclist and a fisherman who disappears into the wilderness for a week every year with his canoe and camping supplies.  But even all of that couldn't prevent sarcoidosis from attacking his heart.  In Episode 60 of the Sarc Fighter podcast, Jack shares the story of how sarcoidosis knocked him back more than a few steps -- and how he never saw it coming -- even when he was in the hospital beating most of the tests. Jack Cardioversion image     Show Notes: Learn about the clinical trial from Novartis: https://bit.ly/3o9LXKk Remember these hashtags for April!  #WhatIsSarcoidosis #MakeItVisible  Here is a link to all the activities for April ! https://www.stopsarcoidosis.org/awareness-2022 Universal Barriers Podcast:  https://www.stopsarcoidosis.org/sarc-fighter-podcast/ More on Universal Barriers https://www.stopsarcoidosis.org/events/universal-barriers-in-dealing-with-a-chronic-disease-a-sarcoidosis-perspective/ Ignore No More https://www.stopsarcoidosis.org/ignore-no-more-foundation-for-sarcoidosis-research-launches-african-american-women-sarcoidosis-campaign/ Sarcoidosis Awareness Film: https://www.purpledocumentary.com/ Nourish by Lindsey: https://www.nourishbylindsey.com/ Dr. Jinny Tavee's book, The Last Day of Suffering: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Day-Suffering-Health-Happiness/dp/0615542751 Read about the patient trial with aTyr 1923 https://investors.atyrpharma.com/news-releases/news-release-details/atyr-pharma-announces-positive-data-phase-1b2a-clinical-trial Also -- Note that investors also believe in the promise of aTyr 1923: https://investors.atyrpharma.com/news-releases/news-release-details/atyr-pharma-announces-closing-863-million-public-offering Yale University and sarcoidosis skin treatment | Dr. William Damsky: https://news.yale.edu/2018/12/26/yale-experts-treat-severe-disfiguring-sarcoidosis-novel-therapy Stanford University Clinical trial | Dr. Mathew Baker: https://med.stanford.edu/sarcoidosis/clinical-trial.html   MORE FROM JOHN Cycling with Sarcoidosis http://carlinthecyclist.com/category/cycling-with-sarcoidosis/ Watch the Prednisone Town Hall on YouTube https://youtu.be/dNwbcBIyQhE More on aTyr Pharma: https://www.atyrpharma.com/ Do you like the official song for the Sarc Fighter podcast?  It's also an FSR fundraiser! If you would like to donate in honor of Mark Steier and the song, Zombie, Here is a link to his KISS account.  (Kick In to Stop Sarcoidosis)  100-percent of the money goes to the Foundation.  https://stopsarcoidosis.rallybound.org/MarkSteier The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research https://www.stopsarcoidosis.org/ Donate to my KISS (Kick In to Stop Sarcoidosis) fund for FSR  https://stopsarcoidosis.rallybound.org/JohnCarlinVsSarcoidosis?fbclid=IwAR1g2ap1i1NCp6bQOYEFwOELdNEeclFmmLLcQQOQX_Awub1oe9bcEjK9P1E My story on Television https://www.stopsarcoidosis.org/news-anchor-sarcoidosis/ email me  carlinagency@gmail.com Below is a web generated text version of my interview with Jack Boepple.  Please excuse any spelling errors.  Welcome back to the Sark Fighter podcast. And joining me now is Jack Boepple Lives in Chicago and he's a fellow SARC fighter. Jack, welcome to the podcast. Thank you. Glad you to have me. So you reached out to me after listening a little bit because, • • uh, you have cardiac sarcoidosis. How did you first find out that something was not right with your heart? • • • • • • Um, actually, it was the event itself. So three years ago, March, • • um, I'm sitting on a couch • • • and I could feel • • some palpitations going on. And I put my hand on my chest and it felt like my heart was just rolling. • • So I asked my wife, can you just check my pulse? So she did, that looks fine. Then she put her hand on my chest and she's like, we got to go to the emergency room now because it was just doing all these flip flops. She could tell. She could tell there was something wrong. And I'm like, uh, • • I've had palpitations before. I'm fine. I'm just going to play through • • • • um. • • And so I didn't do anything. That was a Friday. • • And I woke up the next morning and I was still off. • • So I took a baby aspirin I sent a note to my primary, uh, provider, realizing through the portal, realizing she would not see it or address it until Monday. • • And then that day, we went for a long walk. We had friends over, smoked a cigar, had some wine, sundae, went for another long walk, came home, got on the rowing machine, rode for 45 minutes, and by rowing, actually felt better. Um, but I got a phone call on • • • • Monday morning from, um, the primary nurse. And she said • • everything you just described to me, you need to be in the emergency room right now. And I said, I don't want to go to the emergency room. So she made an appointment for to see the primary. And I saw her in the afternoon and, • • • um, she took an EKG • • and she used this very technical term • to tell me what she saw. It looks funky. I'm like, what does funky mean? Uh, so she's like, I think you need to go. I want you in the Ed. I mean, right now. • • And • • • • her office was like a 20 minutes ride from • • • • the, um, hospital. And I'm like, • I want to send you an ambulance. But you're not going to go, are you? I'm like, no, • • • • • I drove to the Ed, • • they checked me in, they did another EKG, and when I got to the Ed, they fast line me. Usually you have to wait forever. I got right in. They did another EKG, they said something's funky. Then they brought in a cardiac specialist. He said the same thing. So they kept me for observation. • • • And the next day, they • • • • • • • did an EKG and they said, based upon those results, we either going to send you to stress, uh, test, or we're going to do an angio on you, uh, angiogram. And I'm like, come on, • • • • • bring on the stress test, because, • • • • um, • I work out quite a bit. • • • • • • • Um, • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • I'm losing the term, but all my blood numbers come back great. • I mean, there's nothing wrong with cholesterol. My cholesterol numbers are off the scale. Great. • • • • • • • • • • • I'm like, come on. There's nothing wrong. So then they • • • decided, um, they're working to do a stress test. They're going to do the angio. And I got someone asked me, are you ready to have stents put in your heart? Like, what are you talking about? • • And I'm like, sure, but you're not going to find anything. And so they, • • • • • um, • • • bring me in, I do the angio, and I come out of it, and they're like, yeah, you're right. There was no blockage. Nothing. I'm like, yeah, I told you that, right? But we still want to hold you. And now it's about 400 in the afternoon, and my wife's been there all day. And • • • • I say, go home. Go get some lunch, go take a shower, go feel better. • • And • • • • • in the room talking to a nurse, and next thing, there's four more nurses flying in the room, • and they're saying, we got to go to ICU. I'm like, what? We got to go to ICU now. Wait, you're feeling fine? They've done the angio. • • • • • • • • • I know, but the listeners don't know yet. • • • But you and I live, uh, in a parallel • • • • lifestyle, uh, with respect to the way we work out. You were biking 120 miles a week. You've done a half iron man. You are on, uh, your rower all the time. So you're not just, like, a kind of standard walking around fit guy. Fitness is your lifestyle. • • • Absolutely. • • • • • • • • Not only is it done for physically, but you probably can relate to this, that it's a mental release. And so when you're doing you're on your bike or you're working out, all of sudden a you're solving all the problems you're trying to work through. Yeah. So the nurses come rushing into the room, you're sitting up saying, okay, something's funky, but I'm killing it on all these tests. And they keep accelerating the level of care, • • • • • right? All these nurses are running around me, and I have one nurse just staring at me, and I'm staring at her, and she goes, hello. And I say, hello back. And she jumps backwards. • • So apparently I found out later that • • • • I think my heart rate is, like, • • • • 100 and $8200 something very high. • And apparently, when it's that high, um, you're coding. And so they're not used to anybody • • being conscious when this happens. And so • • • • they're willing me down to ICU. I'm fully conscious of what's going on. They get me in there, they hook me up, and, • • • • • • • um, • • • they're pumping me full of all these • • • drugs, um, to try to get the heart rate down, Amyotarone. They just give me an IV of it. They're just trying to do this. • • • And after about 8 hours of my heart at this elevated rate, they come in and say, • • we're going to have, uh, to shock you. I'm like, really? And • • • • • • • • • • • I'm like, in the morning now, • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • like, wow, this is real. All of a sudden, this is real. • • My wife is with me, and I'm like, I want her with me. But I'm like, that's selfish. I don't want her to see me be shocked. So I asked her, do you want to be here for this? And she's like, no. • So she leaves the room, and they give me, • • • um, a Twilight drug and said, you won't remember anything. • • Uh huh. So they hit me. I remembered, no way, • • • really. And this is to get your heart rhythm back into a normal range, right? It's a • • • reset. So they were trying to reset my heart. And it • • did. • • • • • • And, • um, they said most people, just after it happened, the nurse said, you did so well. I'm like, what does that • • • • mean? They said, you didn't swear. I'm • • • • • • • • • • • • • like, I got through that. • • • • • And, • • um, they described it like being hit by a truck. And I said, I don't know what that means, but I played football, and I feel like I just got hit by a professional linebacker, and I didn't have any pads on. I mean, it just wax the hell out of • • • • • • you. • • Uh, so the rest of the night and when you're nice to • you, you're watching your • • • monitors. • • • • • • • • • • And I said a prayer that • • • night, and I said I would never, ever talk about it to • • • anybody. • • And a few days later, we had someone visiting us, a good friend of ours, and she was on a spiritual journey long before I was. And she asked the one question where I had to tell what • happened. And she asked, how does this change your relationship with God? And I looked at her, and I'm like. I said, it didn't. I said, when I'm sitting there and I'm watching those monitors and I'm watching my heart, trying to get back to where it was, this abnormal • • • state. I said a prayer of thanks. I said, thank you for the great life I • • • had. Please watch my offer. My wife. Please watch over my • girls. I'm not the type of person to sit there and beg and plead. So I said a prayer of • • thanks, • • • mhm, because I've been thankful for all the great opportunities I've had. Sure. • • • So the thing I said I would never talk about. I talked about. • • • • • • And it's been a real journey since then. • So then the doctors are trying to figure out what caused all this. So they went down the Lyme disease • • route. • • • • They did, um, all these different things. I did a cardiac MRI. I don't know if you ever had to do one of those. That's not one of those MRIs where you can just put in the tube. I fall asleep in those things. Mri I do, too. That doesn't bother • • me. Yeah, so they put me in, but you got to hold your • • • • • breath throughout, um, the test so your chest isn't moving up and • • down. And so they can isolate what's going on the • • chest. And after that cardiac MRI, they sort, uh, of had an idea that maybe it was sarcodosis. So that was their working theory at that • • time. And they would not let me leave the hospital until I had an • • • • ICD and, um, pacemaker installed on my • chest. So from the time I entered the hospital, the time I left, it was eight • • days. Went through all these • • • tests. It wasn't • • • • • • • • • until several, um, weeks later that I actually did a Pet scan. And that was basically their • • confirmation • • • that it looks like sarcastosis. As you probably know, they never can say it is sarcodosis unless they do a • • biopsy and they can actually confirm it. Well, Pet is noninvasive, • • • so, • • • uh, they figured out it looks. • • • • • • • • • • • Like where in your heart, Jack, is it on a valve. • • • • • • • • • • • • Or the way it was described to me, it's both on the • • • inside and the external of the heart. And that's the tricky part is the external part of the • • heart. The internal part of the • • • • • • heart. • Um, you can eventually address through ablazion. But if it's also on the external part of the heart, the external ablaze procedure is much different. They have to go underneath your ribcage and • • • up and then break the sac around the heart, then try to do the blazing that way, which is a much more tricky operation. Yeah, but I went from being on no medications whatsoever to being on. I can't tell you how many • • • • • • pills. One of the reasons I reached out to you is a lot of the folks talk about how the sarcmens just beat them up. And I've been fortunate. • The methotrexate I'm • • • • on and, um, the pregnantone I'm • • on, they really didn't, um, beat me up too bad. But the cardiac meds just wailed on me. Amy odorone. One of the side effects of amioterone • • • • • • • is, • • um, sun. But if you get in the • • • • • • sun, you just start burning up rather quickly. Like I could literally, on a sunny day, walk across a sunny parking lot when my wife would pick me up from the train station and I'd be beat • red. So it turned me into a • • • • • vampire. And you're an outdoors guy, right? • • So, nine, 09:00 the morning to four, 04:00 the afternoon. I just stayed in the • • shadows, and it • • just killed me. Just. • • Absolutely. I wanted to be. • • • • • • • • • Outside. Are you retired • • • or what is your job? Were you not working? What was going on then? So I'm still working. Uh, • I work for, um, Blue Cross. Blue Shield of • • Illinois. I don't know if you've ever, um, heard of Lean or Six Sigma, but that's sort of my gig. Basically it's process improvement type of work. I go in and look at • • • • • • things. • • • • Um, yes, but in the summer months, I like to be outside. I love the • • • • • • • • fish and do all that stuff. So that was really a Downer trying to get addressed to those drugs. And there's other drugs that they keep on wanting to slow your heart down. So lisinopril is one of • • them. It just slows everything down. And I was being lethargic, and I'm like, this is not how I want to • • • • • • be. And so that sort of started the journey towards getting off. How do I get off? Uh, these cardiac meds. So they transitioned me about a year later to this drug called Soda • • • • • Law, which doesn't have any side effects. Amy, odorone, but it has different side effects, which is more • • lethargy. And I'm • like, I can't do • • • • • • • • • this. I started, um, exploring • • • Ablation and • • • • • my, • • • • • um, um, electrical cardiologist. He's done a bunch of Ablations, but the fact that it might have to be both internal and • external, he said, I want to give you • • to refer you to one of the experts in the field to do this, because if it's external, I don't have experience doing that. Tell us all what Ablazion actually • • • • is. So my understanding, I'm going to get this wrong, and you get people. Okay. I won't correct you, that's for sure. So it's basically the same approach as an angio. They come in • • • through the leg, • • and when they find a • • • • • • • • • • • spot, • • um, they believe is • • Sark, they try to poke it and figure out, is this causing the heart to go crazy or not? Yeah. And if it • does, then • • • • • they do, um, some type of cauterization or some type of way • • • to remove that tissue. The granuloma. Yes. Right. Okay. • • • • • • So I, um, talked to two different experts. • • • • One guy said, you just might have to live this way the rest of your life. And I talked to another guy like, you're too young to be living like • this. This is what we can do for you. And it • • • was considered a high risk procedure. But I'm like, I can't continue to live like • • • • this is like. You can't pass a couch without taking a nap. Right. With talking about the lethargy and all • • • that. It wasn't that, um, bad. • But for me not to be able to work • • • • • out, that was my • • • • release. I needed to be able to work out, • • • • and it • • just beat me to the point I couldn't do anything. Got it. So eventually actually did this • ablasian. And before you do the Ablasion, they stopped you on all cardiac meds because they want the SARC to be • • • active. So what does that mean? When the sarcas is active in the heart, that means you can go into V TAC. And • • so two • • days before the procedure, I'm off all cardiac meds. I'm sitting at my desk upstairs, my wife's downstairs, and my device • • • fires. And so I • scream and she comes running up and she finds me basically in a fetal • • • • • • • position, um, • • • because I wanted to be tack. And so the device did what it was supposed to do. They've called an insurance policy, and • • • it reset the heart. And • • • • • • so the guy doing the um, Ablaze like, yeah, we want your heart to be active so we can find it. And after he did the procedure, he came in and visited with me, and he • • • • • • said he was all amped up, all excited. He's like, we found five spots, and we got him. • • • • And he's like, no more um restrictions, no more cardiac men. You can start going back and doing your normal • • activities. • • And they were in there for five, 5 hours. And they said, we still see stuff on the external part of the heart. But you know what? We had you under for five, 5 hours, see what this • • • does. And here I am, a year later, I haven't had • • • • events, and I'm off cardiac meds, which is good. I'm working out again, but I always have to watch my heart rate because you don't want this little device to fire. And so you still have • • • • • the um, pacemaker. Is that essentially what it is? Pacemaker and ICD ICD, which is basically shocks your • • • • heart. So if that thing fires, that means you're • • • • • • having laypersons from heart • • • attack. Correct. And the technology in the ICD is nothing but amazing. They can set the levels as to when it goes into pacing • • • • • mode, when it, um, will fire a warning to your heart to say, Knock it off and then to the full • • • • • • • • • • • • • reset. It's just rather amazing. The other thing about the • Ablazion • is the device was pasted me, like, seventy, 70% of • • the. So instead of my heart working on its own device had to keep on helping it. And I'm like, that doesn't sound right to • • • me. And so after the um, Ablasian, I'm being paced less than one 1% of the which is just • • • • huge. My heart's • • • working by itself now, which is what I • wanted. You're still taking a very small amount of prednisone, right? Yeah. • • So when I did all this started, they had me at twenty, 20, and then they stepped it down. I'm at two, 2.5 • • now. • • • • • And • • the Maxwellsight, I'm on • • fifteen, 15 once a • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • week. I know that's • • • • low, • • • • but it's still a drug. Also, they throw in • • • the Alanronite and • • • • • the • • • um, looking for the other drug. I'm on folic acid. So the allndronate to try to help • • • alleviate bone loss. Um, I think the folic acid does something else to counter one of the side effects of the • • methotrexide. Okay. By Sark Dock, actually. Who's one of the docs has been on your • • podcast, Dr. • • • • • • Sparn. He's, uh, my Doc. • • • • • Wow. Listening to your podcast has started connecting a bunch of dots for • • me. I think one of the podcasts you talked about, what's the most important factor in dealing with Sarcodosis? I'm listening to this, and I'm trying to • guess, and I like health. And I was wrong. It was zip code. And I'm like, okay, I'm very fortunate to be where I • • am. One of the leading guys in Sark research is • • here. He's my Doc. So I got very lucky. • • • And my cardiologist, um, at Northwestern, have been nothing but outstanding. • • • • And the guy to do the Ablation, um, was out of the University of Chicago, who was considered a leading expert in doing Ablasians. • • • And I feel very fortunate. • • • • • • So I guess when I wrote you just like three years. • • • • • • Wow. I know a lot of this discussion on this is • • about the people that hits the most is the pulmonary people. • • • • • But there's a small population of cardiac people out here, too, • • that there's additional level of complexity that goes into it. And even rarer is those of us who are neurosark people. • • • • • • • • So, • • • um, it is a lot. So, uh, let's back up a little bit. Thank you for sharing the story of your • • incident, but you mentioned your wife and your daughters, and you are my age, so I'm assuming that your daughters are grown or nearly grown. So tell us about your family • • • • life. Yeah. So my wife and I, next year, will be married. Forty, 40. We were high school • • sweethearts. I was a football player. She was a • • cheerleader. Cute. You got me by a couple of years on the marriage. I think we were on thirty 38th year, but, yeah, go ahead. All right. • • • • • • • • And with, um, the Air Force Academy. So, uh, I was in the Air Force, and both daughters were born • • while we were in the Air Force. Uh, so the oldest, Christine, • is, • uh, thirty 35. The Madeline is thirty 31 • • • and is an occupational therapist. • • Uh, and she loves what she does. And she • • welcomed a son into the, uh, world a year ago. So it's our first grandchild. And my daughter Madeline is in marketing, um, living downtown Chicago, having a blast. • • • • • • • • • • So it's been a lot of fun with the girls raising them. They're, uh, both University of Iowa grads, and they had a lot of fun • there and learned a lot, and they made a lot of friends. In • • • fact, my wife's, um, husband is also she met him at the University of • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Iowa. Again, both of, um, them are very close to us. • • So we're staying here for a while. Yeah. Your daughter's husband, I • • • believe. Yeah. • • Right. Well, that's, um, • • • • • • • • • • • cool. So you've led an active life. You were a football • • • • • • • • • player. I've got to talk a little bit about the bicycling and so • • • • forth. So you, uh, were riding one 120 miles • • • a prior to this. And I consider myself pretty avid cyclists. But for me, one 100 miles a week is a week that I put a star next to in my logs. Like, this was a really good week. And you were doing that • • regularly. Yeah. That was several years ago when I was really, just really into • • • • • it. And, • • • um, my baseline is jogging. So that's where I started. And I've • done four • • • • marathons, including the Boston Marathon, which was joy to Drew. Congrats. Thank you. • • • • • • And three of the four marathons, um, I did under four, 4 hours was my goal. And • • • • so I was training for this, um, one • marathon. And I usually never signed up in advance • • because if the weather was bad in Chicago, I didn't want to be running in nasty weather. And so I went to sign up the day before, and they were like, • • • no, it's, um, all full. I'm like, But I trained for a marathon. I'm ready to go. So someone then told me about triathlons. And I swam in high school, too. So I'm like, okay, I can do the swimming part. So I got on a bike and it was one of these old swim • bikes. And I realized, all right, I got to do something better than this. And so I started upgrading the • • bikes. • • And my very first Triathlon, um, I did was a half Iron Man because I trained • • • for a marathon. I'm like, uh, I can do this stuff. And I'm like, after I did it, I'm like, oh, I can do a full Iron Man. And my wife's • • like, not happening. • • Uh, so a full Iron Man for people that don't know is you start out with • • • • a two, 2.4 miles, I • • • • • think. And then you ride your bike. One 112 miles, you run a marathon, correct. All back to back to back, correct? Yeah. So I did a half version of. • • • • • • • • • • That. So we • • • host an Ironman event here, uh, in Roanoke, Virginia, where I live, and it's a half. And I just did the bike part last • • • year. Not as part of the event, uh, but just to do it. And of course, here we live in the mountains, • • • • • so it's a very • • difficult. Fifty 50 it is. • • • Fifty, 56 miles. • • Uh, • • right. I can't imagine doing, um, all those other things on either side of it yet. Lots of. Lots of people do. Or to double it. That's. • • • • • • • • • Crazy. But it's something I really enjoyed. I just enjoyed the feeling of being outside and in • • • • • shape again. That's part, uh, of the journey. I'm trying to what's my • • new exercise normal. So last • • • • • • • • summer I was only, um, able to get forty, 40 miles a on the • • • • • • • • • • • bike. I think I even wrote this to you. I'm pedaling, I'm pedaling. I'm like, I know I'm going fast. And I look down the speedometer and I'm like, no, you're • • • • • • • • • • • not. That's part of getting older, too. I understand that. • • • • But just the energy doesn't seem to be close to what I've expected on the trajectory of getting • • • • • older. Now, the ablation that you had done, uh, when was that? That was March of last year. So you're still basically recovering from that, would you • • • • • • • • • • • • say? • • • • • • Um, • • • • • again, I don't think so. • • • • • Because it's a year out and I had no cardiac events. So should I start having cardiac events • • • • again then? Maybe I need to go back and get another • • one. And I've heard there's been people that have to go back and get repeated ablations, but I think if I go back again, they're going to play with the external part of the heart because there's still the scarring there on • that. • • • • • • • But otherwise, I, um, feel pretty good. So you're walking around feeling good, • • but your fitness level hasn't returned to the fitness level that you had pre ablaze and • precise. No, not even close, right? It might not. • • Right. I will never run seven and a half miles every other day ever again. It just won't happen. Right. So I now do • • intervals. I was told that's mhm even better for me. So I get my heart rate to a certain, um, • • point, and then I walk until it gets to a certain point. And I keep on bouncing up, back and forth. Right? Because • • • • • • • • • again, I don't want this device to. • • • • • • • • • • Fire. Um, it seems to me like you're living right on the edge. So you're doing intervals, which is where you run really hard and you watch your heart rate get jacked up. And then when it gets to a certain point, you walk until it comes back down. And then you do it • again. And, uh, then you walk until it comes back down. Then you do it again. And I've done this on the bike, and I've done it running as • • • • well. And the word, um, when you're running is, • • • • uh, Norwegian word • • • • • fartlek, which is not what it is. I think it's F-A-R-T-L-E-K. • Fartlek. It's named after the guy that developed. So, um, you're doing that. So you're really pushing the boundaries, right? Yeah, I'm trying to get back to feeling fit. So I guess to answer your early • • • question, I'm better than where I was before the Ablaze, but I'm not preparedak event. Uh, so not even • • • close. So how have you reimagined your life now since you've had to go through. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Sarcodosis? • • • • • • • Um, I think I take things more in stride now. • • • • • • Maybe it's just, um, everything I just look at, • • like, thankful for every moment I have now. Because, again, I thought this could have been it. I can't tell you how many times my wife and I have been told that if I had not been in • • • shape, no way. There's just no way I would have made it. So the fact • • • • • • • • • that I just, um, did a stress test, and the nurse looked at my record and she's like, I've never seen anyone be in V tag that long and come out of it. • Okay. • • • • • • So I feel very blessed. Um, so I try to look at that. I do a lot of volunteer • • • • work. I refocused my energies, um, and doing volunteer work again with the skill set I have, it's very specialized. • • • So I work with a group called Catch a Fire, which • • is basically a clearing house for, um, nonprofits to find volunteers. So over the last three years, I've done about over ninety 90 with • them, ranging • • • • • • • from, um, helping do Mission Vision value statements to Excel training, • • to doing data analysis to doing all these different • • things. And I've met all these different non profits across the United States. I've actually worked with some guy in Australia, worked with a couple of folks in • • • • • • Africa. It • • really seemed to be focusing more on • • that, hoping to get to retirement, um, at some point. Right. Because I think that • • • • will keep my mind • • active. Right. And when you go outside and so you ride your bicycle • • • • • • now on the trails and paths, um, around Chicago, trying to stay off the road so you don't have to fight with the cars. Right. So they converted old rail lines around here a long time ago. So there's a whole network. The one near me is called the Prairie Path. • And it's limestone paved • • • • • • and it's just a much safer • • ride. Back in my heyday, when I was really, um, going at it, I would ride on the streets, but I usually drive a half hour west of where I am to get more towards the countryside where there is less • • • • traffic. All it takes is one guy not paying attention • • and you're in a world of hurt. Yeah, no, it's • • true. I'm riding more and more offroad myself, but I still do get out on the roads. We're very fortunate • • • that you can be rural very quickly when you're outside Roanoke, Virginia, as opposed to Chicago. • • • • Right. We're a small • • • • city. Virginia's Blue Ridge is how, um, we're now marketing this. • • • • • • • • Region. And you've got a grandchild. • • • • • • • • • • Um, four years ago I had none. Now I have six. Holy cow. So, grandchildren changed the way I, uh, look at • • • • life, that's for • • sure. And, um, I'm sure that that's the same for • • • you. • • • • • Absolutely. He just turned one. And so, • • • • • • • • • • • • um, we've actually, uh, made going over the last three weekends. We're looking around, it's snowing outside. Let's see if our daughter wants to visit her. So we go over • • • • there, we eat lunch, and then we play for a couple hours until he's ready for a nap. So that's just really refocus what's going on. • • • • And he's at an age • • • where he's very active, like my oldest daughter was. And • • so it's like playing with my daughter again. He wants to fly around the room. And so it's just a lot of fun doing that. • • So it's the point. Now he recognizes me and as soon as he sees me again, he wants to start flying around the room. So it's a lot of fun. But I will tell you, making that little kid fly around the room, I'm gassed after it's over. Right. • • • So I think again, that's part • of dealing with how my body reacts to stuff. Now, before I could do anything, • • • • and I'd be • • • • • • fine. • • • • • Yeah, it's frustrating. You, uh, can't do what you once did. So they call sarcaidosis the Snowflake disease because it impacts each of us • • • • differently. I've also run the Boston Marathon. Um, Congratulations. Thank • • • • you. I just always thought of myself as, uh, the guy that would always be fit and would always be healthier • • • • • than a certain large percentage of the people walking around beside me. • • • And I guess now I think I was arrogant to think that because sarcodosis just knocks you back a step. Two steps, three steps. • And it's hard to realize that • • • • • while playing with my grandchild tires me • • • • out. Yeah, • • • • • • • • • • absolutely. Again, your form of, um, it is • • • much. I think each form is so unique, and I was so lucky to have my aspect of it addressed through the Ablasian. So it's sort of like. But every time I go out, I am looking at that watch going, Is my heart gonna play nice today or not? So it's always in the back of your mind, is what's going to • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • happen? To answer, I think, your earlier • • • • • question, it's always there in being thought of. So your doctor, Dr. • • Spoon, said that your sarcoidosis is not active, but he described it as simmering. Can you tell us what that is? Because I hadn't heard that before, but I think there are times when that's been my • • case. Right. So the last Pet scan I • • • • • • • had, he said, um, great • • • • • • news. There's no stark activity, uh, in the • • heart. There's no stark activity in the • • lungs. But as I look at your lymph nodes, they're • • glowing. And he said, it's not • • active. So let's just call simmering. It's • • there. • And let's not mess with your current medication • • regime, because ideally, they would love to taper you off. But I've had more than a few doctors tell me that if • • • you let the Sark flare again as you taper your meds, it comes back with a vengeance. And I really don't want vengeance, because vengeance, in my case, means I get more scarring on my • • heart. And then I got to rinse and repeat the medications, the ablaze again. So if I have to live with the • • medication regime I live on right • • now, so be it. And I think I've heard a couple of people on your • • • • podcast. I've just got to learn to live with what's being done. But in my choice with the cardiac Mans, I had another alternative, which was the ablasian. • Right. But you don't want to have to do another ablaze, • • • • • because even if that works, your heart will never • • be what it once. • • • • • • • • • Was. Every time they do that, it hurts your heart a little bit more. Right. And every flare you get hurt your heart a little bit more • • • permanently. • • And the phrase heart transplant has been used in front of me before, and that • • • • just scares me. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • And again, I don't want to ever get there, • • • • but it's out • • • • • • • there so whenever they do an Echo cardiogram, they're looking to ejection fraction. And I'm like, • • • • • • borderline. Okay. And they're like, if it drops to a certain point, then, • • uh, the next consideration • • • • • is heart transplant. I'm like, let's not go there • • • • • • yet. Let's see what we can do without before we get there. • • • Right. So you get up in the morning • • • • • • and do you work from • • • • home? What do you do? Do you go to work? I'm in a hybrid schedule. So two days at home, three • • • • • • • • • days at work. • Um, and, • um, three days are downtown Chicago. Uh, so if you ever been to • • • • Chicago, the Blue Cross building is right across from Millennium Park. If you ever went and saw the • • bean. I can see that from my office. Wow. • • • • • • • • • • • And the Metro, which is the, um, commuter training. You take that in • • • • there. We actually have a bus that runs from this train station, um, to the building. But I walk. I walk every time. So it's about twenty, 25 minutes. And again, I like being • outside. Yeah, I love the bean. The bean is so • • • • • • • cool. It's a sculpture that's shaped like a bean, and it's about the size of a small house. Is that fair? Yeah, that's fair. And it's just you see a mirror reflection no matter where you walk around it or under it or • • • • • • whatever. I love the bean. That's so cool. Um, and so you're, uh, walking twenty, • • • • • • 25, um, three days a week, and you're feeling fine, right? Yeah, they're back. So I'm walking fifty, 50 • • • • • • minutes. It's feeling okay. • • Um, • • • • • • • • • • • • • • awesome. You mentioned your relationship with God before we were talking, and other people have brought that up. Have you become more or less religious, or do you look at things in a more philosophical way? • • • • • • • • Now I'm going to go • • • towards no. But I also will say I continued, I'm continuing my spiritual journey. I'm continuing to try to • • • • • • • • • • • understand my faith, • • • um, about that. So right now I'm reading something • • that's • • where there was a group • • • • • • • • of priests, um, that actually did a critical evaluation of, • um, the four Gospels, trying, uh, to say, is this something that Jesus really would have said? And it's • • • • • really in depth. So I keep on exploring things. They might not be popular topics to talk about, but I'm just trying to • • • explore my • • • • • • • • • • faith. If you think about the volunteer work, I • • • • • • do think Christianity, a lot of it is about giving • • • • • • • • • • back. So, yes, I've been doing more and more and more of • • • • • • that. • • • • • But, • • • um, it's something I continue to explore, and it's just to • • me, it's fascinating. I think the underlying • • message • • • of Jesus, • • • • again, • • • • uh, love your • • neighbors • • • • • and love God above all. I think that's a great message, and it's hard to practice it sometimes loving your neighbors, but it's great to aspire to that. • • • • So I'm really interested in understanding about • • • that. Got you, Jack. Is there anything else you want to add at this. • • • • • • • • • • • Point. • • So this is an um aside. • • • • • • • • So after I had this cardiac • • • • • • • • • event every year since, two, um, thousand and one, I've gone on a canoe • • • trip. I don't know if you heard of • • • • • • • • • • • • Quetico. Yes, I've been there three times. Okay. • So for the • • • • • listeners, if you've heard of Boundary Waters in • • Minnesota, it's a place where there's no motor boats. It's canoes only quadico is the Canadian version of that. It has bigger in • • size and it may allow fewer people • • in. So I've been doing quadico trips, eight day, seven night trips since two 2001. And when nine • • • 911, we were in the • • • • • • • field. Nine 911, I what happened • • • on • • Tuesday? And, • • uh, uh, we were in the field. We had no • • idea. And when we came out of the field, we were • • • • • • • • • • told they like playing jokes. And you come back like, there's something like the camp ran out of hot water and the guy that picks us up • • • • says they • • • bombed the towers in the Twin Cities. • • • Um, I'm like, who's going to bomb Minneapolis St. Paul, right? Yeah. And so we thought it was a joke. We didn't believe it. And it took a phone call • • • home and for my seven year old daughter at that time to say, yes, they bombed New York to make it • • • • • real. • • Anyway, I go up to quitaco every year. And after this cardiac event, I said, I'm going. And my wife is like, you're not. I'm going. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • And two months before a • • trip, I got a blood clot. So with • • • • • this device, the ICD pacemaker, um, they run wires, uh, through your veins, down to your • • • heart. And typically, if a blood clot shows, it shows up • • • early. But mine showed up late. So now I'm on blood • • thinners. And if you know about the credit • • • • • • • code, there is no seven 711, no emergency care. You're all by yourself. There's no communication. Correct. Unless you have a • • • cell phone, right? Yeah. When we went, there were no cell phones, no walkie talkies, • • nothing. And • • so I'm going. Even with this heart condition • • • • • • • • • • and my reaction to Amy odorone • • • • • and the blood thinners, I'm going, which • • is • • • fairly not smartly, dangerous. A month before I went, I'm owing the grass • • • • • and come in and take a shower. And I'm washing myself. I'm, um, like, what's • • • this? I had a • • • • • hernia. • • And so I'm like, come • • • • on. So I bought one of those • • • • girdles that pushed it in. So I, um, went to Quidico that year with. You • • did? Yes. With all that going on. And my wife was not pleased, but I'm like, I got to go. This is sort of, um, like my annual • • • release. So I thought you would appreciate that • • story. It goes back to what I need to, um, be. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Outside. One of my bucket list things is to get back • • • • • • there. It's been over twenty 20 since I went, but I went three years in a row with a local group of guys and the fishing is the best fishing I've ever had in my • • life. But it's rigorous because we would paddle, I think, about one 110 miles where they dropped us off. Then we would sort of paddle back to a pickup • • • point in the canoe. And then you Portage between the Lakes. So you're carrying your canoe, you're carrying your backpack, you're looking out for • • • • bears, and you just basically fished your way to the, um, next campsite. Is that how you guys did it? Absolutely. • • And there's • • something people like. It's just canoeing. Well, the portagne is what kills people. So I brought a couple of newbies this year, • • • and the portages just kick their butt. Yeah, well, they can be a mile • • • • long. Some of them are very short. You hop for there's four, 400 within the Quittico Wilderness. Right. And only, as I recall, only two, 200 of even have names, and the rest of them are just regarded as large puddles. They're not worthy. But you go • • • • from body of water to body of water to body of • • • • • • water, and you follow your map and, • • um, hope you don't get lost. I had some scary moments, but I can't believe you're able to do that with • • • Sarcardosis. Yeah. So I'm still doing it • • • • • • • • • and made it through that trip. Uh, okay. But, • • um, that's what I want to • • • • • • do. And you've talked about it, I think, on your podcast several times • • about you got to get back • to what feels right. Your body might not be one 100% the way you want it, but you got to get back to what you want to • • do • is make the effort. So I just keep on making the • • • • • effort. Do you carry the canoe yourself when it's your, um, turn on the. • • • • • • • Portage? This year I did, yes. This year I, um, canoe because I had a solo canoe, and I did • • • a solo paddle because I was with two other guys, two new guys, and I couldn't find a four fourth. I • • • • sold. Okay. Call me. What month do you go? • • • Typically, I typically go after Labor Day just because the mosquitoes are down. Okay. And that's a good time to go. And again, if you're going back there at some point and you want a suggested • • • route, I've been through all the entry points in quadico, and I've hit most of the major paths, so I definitely have suggestions or, uh, tell you where it would be fun to go. Okay. Yeah, we'll have to talk. We'll start boring people really fast if we get into a deep dive into this remote Canadian • • • • • wilderness. • • • • • But, yeah, I can't believe that I'm, um, talking to somebody else who's actually been there, because when I bring it up, • • everybody, they have no idea what I'm talking about. Sometimes boundary waters mean something to people. Right. But critico, you fly in on a float plane, they drop you, uh, off, and • • then it's fantastic. I love it. Well, Jack, thank you so much good luck at the critico this year. If you're planning, uh, to go in September again. • • Absolutely. Okay. All • right. And I wish you all the luck in the world with fighting sarcodosis. • • • And thanks, uh, for fighting the good • • fight. Alright. Uh, thanks and I appreciate you let me tell my. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  

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Swahili Vocab Builder S1 #112 - Labor Day in the United States

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Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 3:58


Fabulous Film & Friends
Ep. 34 - Picnic with Alex Robertson and Roseanne Caputi

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Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 42:06


This week on Fabulous Film & Friends our run of great 1955 films comes to an abrupt and awkward end as we discuss Picnic, a time capsule dramatic weepie directed by Joshua Logan and starring everyone's favorite red-eyed, clenched jawed everyman, William Holden, a nearly diffused and dowdy Kim Novak,  skinny and young Cliff Robertson, a suitably wild eyed Rosiland Russell and an always  dependable Arthur O'Connell.  My guests today are Roseanne Caputi and Alex Robertson. And now the synopsis: Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play by William Inge Picnic tells the story of Hal Carter, a handsome but loud and big-talking freight hopping roustabout who lands in a sleepy Kansas town on Labor Day, the day of the big town picnic. It's no accident that Hal lands in the town as it is home to Hal's former college roommate Alan Benson. and Hal is hoping that the wealthy grain-empire magnate to be can offer him employment.  Alan is happy to see Hal and indeed offers him labor in the grain silos while also loaning him a car so he can take Millie Owens to the town's festivities. Millie is the sister of Alan's fiancé Madge. And Millie is bookish, college bound and awkward while Madge is beautiful and glamorous but a bit of an underachieving working girl who has a job at the town's five and dime. Madge, under intense pressure from her mother to marry up with Alan,  takes an immediate liking to Hal.  Accompanying the foursome on the picnic are Rosemary and Howard, a schoolteaching spinster and her bachelor boyfriend, whom she seems to regard as below her standards.  After a day of sack races, pie eating contests, and tug-of-war,  night settles in sexy dancing starts and with the help of the demon liquor,  the human drama comes to a loud and steady boil.   What's it all mean? Is it an enduring classic? Find out!       

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Mining the Past for Fiction with Julia Brewer Daily

Red Sneaker Writers

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 38:24


Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Julia Brewer Daily, author of No Names to Be Given.Chapter 1: IntroductionJoin us next time for our 100th episode!WriterCon Update: You still have time to register for WriterCon and get the sharply reduced Early Bird pricing. Our annual writers conference focuses on helping you achieve your writing dreams. Sessions will focus on how to be a better writer, how to improve your art and craft, and navigating the increasingly complex world of publishing. The conference is Labor Day weekend, Sept 2-5. Please check out our website: www.writercon.com.Chapter 2: News1) Self-published author lands deal for Syfy TV series;2) Petition circulated to protest Amazon's eBook-return policy; https://www.change.org/p/change-amazon-return-policies-for-completed-e-books-protect-authors-from-theft3) Brandon Sanderson's Kickstarter makes over $41 million.Chapter 3: Interview with Julia Brewer DailyIn this interview, the author of No Names to Be Given discusses:1) how she mined her past to create compelling fiction;2) why adoption is a controversial subject;3) why she used multiple viewpoints;4) how she creates compelling characters; and 5) keeping a fast pace in a serious novel.Chapter 4: Parting WordsWriterCon will have authors, agents, editors, book marketers, author assistants, over 70 sessions, and many chances for you to meet people, network, and get the connections and knowledge you need to build your writing career. www.writercon.comIf you're writing or aspiring to write, join our Facebook Group, Red Sneaker Writers, so you can get daily updates. https://www.facebook.com/groups/113141678727273I also have a free Red Sneaker newsletter that goes out every other week. Send me your email address (willbern@gmail.com) and I'll add you to the list.If you're enjoying this podcast, please subscribe, then rate or review it wherever you get podcasts. It does make it easier for new listeners to discover us. Until next time, keep writing, and remember: You cannot fail, if you refuse to quit.William Bernhardtwww.williambernhardt.comwillbern@gmail.com

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 - News Audio
Screaming For Ice Cream: Sandwich's Twin Acres Opens Early

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 - News Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 0:50


Twin Acres closed early last season when staffing shortages surfaced just after Labor Day, staff told WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe.

True Crime All The Time Unsolved

On the Labor Day weekend of 1982, 12-year-old Johnny Gosch disappeared from West Des Moines, Iowa. He was last seen collecting newspapers for his paper route from a paper drop in the early morning. But Johnny never finished the route or made it back home. Join Mike and Gibby as they discuss the mysterious disappearance of Johnny Gosch. This is a case that has fascinated amateur sleuths for years as much as it has baffled the investigators who have worked the case. Many believe, including Johnny's mother, that he was abducted and sold into a child sex trafficking ring. There are many different theories about what may have happened to Johnny Gosch. You can help support the show at patreon.com/truecrimeallthetime Visit the show's website at truecrimeallthetime.com for contact, merchandise, and donation information An Emash Digital production

The Thriving Christian Artist
336 - 5-Minute Mentoring: How To Heal Your Heart From Shame

The Thriving Christian Artist

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 12:06


What sort of garment are you wearing?  No, I'm not asking whether you're wearing shorts or a dress or jeans or a pocket t-shirt.  If you're wearing white after Labor Day or socks with Crocs…no judgment here.  What I'm really asking is whether you're wearing the Garment of Praise or the Garment of Shame.  Shame is heavy.  Shame drags us down.  Shame is a burden that colors our experiences, our interactions, and our relationship with the Lord.The Lord tells us to put on the Garment of Praise and praise Him in all things, but it can be hard to do that if you're weighed down by the Garment of Shame.  The antidote to shame is praise!  Hallelujah!In this episode of 5-Minute Mentoring, I'll tell you about the false comfort of shame and how you can escape from the burden of its weight so you can experience joy, fulfillment, clarity, and love.When you discover how to cast off the Garment of Shame and put on the Garment of Praise, your life will never be the same!Are you ready to stop striving and to finally start thriving as an artist in the faith? Here are 4 ways I can help:1️⃣  Get my FREE Guide, "3 Biggest Misconceptions to Thriving as a Christian Artist"  Struggling to figure out how to be an artist and a Christian simultaneously?  If you believe these three misconceptions, that might be why!Download here ➡️  https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/misconceptions-to-thriving2️⃣  Subscribe to my FREE Podcast: Discover interviews with other artists and my 5-Minute Mentoring advice on The Thriving Christian Artist podcast! Listen on your favorite podcast player.Listen on my website ➡️  https://www.matttommeymentoring.com/podcastListen to this Podcast on YouTube ➡️  https://www.youtube.com/matttommeymentoring3️⃣ Connect with God: Discover how to connect with the Lord and discover His intention for you and your art in His Kingdom in my course, “How to Connect with God to Create & Sell Your Art!”  Get more details here ➡️  https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/how-to-connectConnect with me online:  https://thrive.matttommeymentoring.com/stay-connected

Fitness Marketing Mastery
How to Raise Your Rates, Fitness & Health Coaches - Part II

Fitness Marketing Mastery

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 28:52


00:00 This is part two, How to Raise Your Rates, in the raise your rates series. In the first, I addressed when to raise your rates including 3 key times. And #2 may shock the Lulu's off you. The link to that episode will be here in the show notes today. As always you'll find those at fitnessmarketingmastery.com and podcasts are available on your favorite podcast platform! So, you've decided to take the plunge. You've done the math. You're excited by the idea of earning more per session, per hour, per program, or membership! And then, gulp, you think, oh my goodness, how do I tell them? 03:58 Here's how to raise your rates step by step. 1) Notify your current clients Choose a time. For big increases in annual or, monthly rates give a longer runway. That might be 90 days. Choose a method. Will you send them an email, a postcard, a video message? I often use a pending increase of rates for a program or a membership to benefit my community. I let them know that say, during the anniversary promotion of the After 50 Fitness Formula for Women course Labor Day weekend they can have the course at the 2015 rates this one last weekend.. plus enjoy a bonus.. before the rates go up on Tuesday after Labor Day. My evergreen sales for this course after the rate increase don't suffer because no one knew the “old” rate and the acute 4-day promotion sales increase. And, I'm not “discounting” or devaluing my services or products to increase revenue in either case. 07:16 An example of how to raise your rates… when they are terribly low! One of my students recently raised her rates for private coaching by doubling what she'd been offering. When she had a prior coaching client come back to do coaching again, the client didn't bat an eye and paid in full for the new rate. My client is so excited by picking up a client and confirmation “she's worth it,” that there's renewed enjoyment of coaching.  The truth is her rate is still too low. A coach is worth an investment. If your model is working for a doctor's office and the doc is retaining you for $75 an hour … but charging $150/hour, it may be time to look at starting your own business. Coaches with experience and who provide transformation earn $300 - $1000 an hour. Are you worth it? No one will believe it unless you do. 09:53 2) Determine if you'll grandfather in your current clients for same rates Create a new product, making the old product invisible and sharing the link with renewing clients or simply having them on auto-renew (as with a subscription) Creating a unique discount code for them to use when they check out Create rules like consecutive or uninterrupted service for retaining the current rate With private clients I've been working with for years I will often grandfather them in. That is, they'll continue paying the same rate, and as long as they continue to renew they will enjoy that rate. You've done the homework, you've got the relationship, and if it's a client you love, then you decide. Not so much? Let them know you're raising rates! Maybe you increase theirs by a smaller fraction. I will say, I'm to the point I've raised my rates such that I have one long-standing private client paying a small fraction of my full fee. And I mean 25%. Not 25% off, but 25% of my full fee. You can decide what feels right to you and you can discuss it openly with your clients. 14:47 3) Add bonuses That unlock with renewal at the new rate, so you are increasing the value not simply raising rates. Though it's reasonable with experience, increase inflation, service rates do need to increase, especially if there's a cost of goods or rental space involved, it still feels better to any of us as consumers when we also know we are receiving upgraded service or additional service with the increase. 17:04 4) Decide if you'll allow a “stock up” at current rates flurry to happen. Pros: it can increase revenue in a big way to do so Cons: it can lock you into being busy servicing people at a lower rate than you know you're worth and defeat the very reason you're raising rates: you're worth it and the transformation you provide is worth it! You can put a limit on number of purchases allowed if you do decide you're going to allow this. I encouraged both monthly and annual memberships sales this past December while I let everyone know of rate increases occurring in January of 2022. 22:49 Last tip for how to raise your rates: make it count. Don't do some modest increase. My client doubled her coaching fees. I increased my annual membership by $100 and monthly by $10. I recently increased my private coaching fees by 200%. I attract better clients, serious about doing the work, and love working with them. If you raise your rates only every couple of years, and you've been scared ____ less to do it during Covid, make it matter. 23:48 Worried About Renewals? How do you keep them coming back? I have anniversaries “unlock” access to new programs. In our membership, the biggest exercise asset is 12-week strength training programs. I have a special access for 1st year anniversaries and another for 2nd year anniversaries. I've got members who have been with me for 5 years. They've been grandfathered in at the rate they joined. Membership is now 66% higher. They're not only enjoying those low rates, but they help other community members with answers to their questions and are first to talk about excitement for a particular program. It's a win-win to have those legacy members involved, even at a lower rate. Consider the asset of holding onto members vs. trying to advertise and gain new ones. There you have it, how to raise your rates. If you're listening to this one but haven't heard WHEN to raise your rates, health & fitness coaches go check it out. And here's the thing, think it through. Once. Think it over. Then just do it. Resources: Marketing to Women Copywriting Course     Other episodes you might like: Be sure to listen to Part I of this podcast When to Raise Your Rates, Fitness & Health Coaches – Part I They Got the Freebie, How to Enroll In Your Program? | Say This Not That #307   Please Vote for Podcast Titles!! fitnessmarketingmastery.com/vote

SHE 100.3 Flash Briefing
Ravina schedule, Bulls Fest and SATC sequel renewed...

SHE 100.3 Flash Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 1:14


Ravinia has an awesome lineup this season, The Bulls are throwing a free Festival over Labor Day weekend, and HBO Max renews "And Just Like That" for season 2.

Mediavine On Air
Building Traffic with Jenn Fishkind and Tanya Harris | Mediavine On Air Episode 44

Mediavine On Air

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 54:15


Traffic matters. Fortunately it's not the only important metric anymore, but it's still a vital component for website success. Whether you're a Mediavine publisher wanting to increase your revenue or a content creator ready to reach the 50k sessions* and apply, today's episode of the podcast is all for you! Senior Director of Marketing Jenny Guy interviews guests Jennifer Fishkind of Princess Pinky Girl and Tanya Fleming of My Forking Life know how to grow traffic, as they share their secrets with you on how to build successfully.*Since this episode of Summer of Live, the requirements to join Mediavine have been adjusted. Helpful Resources Princess Pinky GirlMy Forking LifeGrowing Your Traffic - Summer of Live 2018Why All Traffic Doesn't Monetize The SameBehind The Numbers With Brad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsOprOrAnwk Transcript [MUSIC PLAYING] JENNY GUY: Hey, everybody. Welcome. It is Thursday, August 29. I'm Jenny Guy, the marketing manager for Mediavine. And it is hard to believe, but another summer is almost gone. It is Labor Day weekend, which means that our second annual Summer of Live is wrapping up. Crazy, crazy, crazy. So just to remember where we've been, in June, we talked about all things Mediavine. We talked to Create, which is our most valuable WordPress plugin. A couple other things that are coming up. In July, we went beyond the blog talking book publishing, and content creation and philanthropy. And then, all through this month, we've been talking about making it rain. We're basically a broken record when it comes to diversifying your revenue stream. So we talked to video, affiliate marketing, SEO, RPM. And we are closing out this Summer of Live extravaganza with the metric that impacts all of the above metrics, traffic. As I was talking with my - before we started, we all have a love hate relationship with traffic. But I don't think any of us would deny that more of it is better. Traffic - from Instagram's swipe up feature to more lucrative campaigns with brands. Plus, for those that are out there wanting to join Mediavine, we have the traffic threshold of 25,000 sessions in the previous 30 days to work with us for full service ad management. So if we've got anyone out there looking to reach the traffic threshold, post in a comment and say, hi. But I'm got to go my two amazing guests. They know traffic. They know how to grow traffic. And real traffic, not bought traffic. And they're here to tell all their secrets-- or at least some of their secrets-- to our wonderful audience today. First, I've gotten Jennifer Fishkind. She is one of the OG's of Pinterest, where she has over a 3.5 million followers. She shares all things food, entertainment, fashion, and family on her website Princess Pinky Girl. Which, by the way, is celebrating its six year blog birthday today. Happy birthday to Princess Pinky Girl. JENNIFER HABER FISHKIND: Thank you. Thank you, Jenny. JENNY GUY: She came to be a full time blogger after 20 years in the corporate nonprofit industry. And now she blogs full time. And she - blog expertise is one-eighth of Bloggers Tell All, which is the advanced mastermind group for educational - for other influencers who aspire to financial freedom and blogging success. She lives in Michigan with her husband and three boys. Hello, Jen. Thank you for joining us. JENNIFER HABER FISHKIND: Hey, Jenny. Thanks for having me. JENNY GUY: So great to have you today. And my other guest, Tanya Harris Fleming, is a mom, wife, attorney, recipe groupie, photographer, and traffic whisperer who took the love of pressure cooker and air fryer recipes and turned them into a full time income on her part-time blog, My Forking Life. Which she began only in 2016. So for devoting 5 to 15 hours a week to her site she reads up to 500,000 page views a month. She reached the medium on threshold in April 2013, and was able to quit her job as an attorney earl...

Ordinary Sherpa: Family Adventure Coaching and Design
067 | Humans Outside 365 Challenge with Amy Buschatz

Ordinary Sherpa: Family Adventure Coaching and Design

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 40:31


Website for this episode: https://ordinarysherpa.com/067Will you leave Written Review on Apple Podcasts:  https://ordinarysherpa.com/review/ Subscribe to the email List:  https://ordinarysherpa.com/subscribe/ Join the Ordinary Sherpa Facebook Group to interact with other listeners.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ordinarysherpa First and foremost this episode is dropping on my birthday.  2 years ago I felt like I got robbed of a 40th birthday when the world literally shut down on my birthday.  I decided I wanted to do something to celebrate in a very different way.  On February 1st, I kicked off the 42 days hoping that on my birthday I would have something to celebrate.  The thing I wanted to celebrate was 42 days to 42 hours outside (as part of my 1000 hours outside challenge).  I am happy to report that thanks in large part to my igloo building project I have spent over 60 hours outside for the past 42 days and am 4 hours away from my 100 hour mark for 2022.  This birthday is less about indulging in something to escape and more for me to celebrate something I am getting better at and that is better for me.  There is significant research that shows countless benefits of spending time outdoors.  Today's episode is yet another example. In 2016 Amy left behind life as she knew it and moved with her husband and two sons to Alaska, looking for a fresh start and more time in the great outdoors. While Amy had a background as  a reporter, editor, runner, and  Army wife she was not an expert in designing a life in all things outdoorsy.  She created the Humans Outside podcast to help people like her get outside and love it. But just talking about getting outside wasn't enough. Since September 2017 she has spent at least 20 consecutive minutes outside every single day. She also hosts the Humans Outside Podcast where she talks with outdoor-minded guests; When she's not busy getting outside or hosting the Human's Outside podcast she is Executive Editor of Military.com.  Key Takeaways Alaska is full of people looking to get away from something and experience a fresh start.  While there were many reasons that led to Amy's family moving to Alaska you don't need to move to Alaska to experience the transformation of spending time outside. A change in mindset can be experienced anywhere.  Sometimes that is easier to do with a change in scenery.   We are conditioned to do things as humans that make us feel good.  It is a great day when the things that feels good is also good for you.   There is therapeutic adventure and there is adventure therapy. Going outside makes you feel good, and one is using a licensed mental health clinician to work with you through the adventure experience.  After a year of living in Alaska where the purpose for the move was to be outside more, she wasn't actually leaning into that in reality.  She challenged herself on Memorial Day 2017 to go outside every single day between then and Labor Day 2017. At the end of the 3+ month experiment of going outside everyday she realized she liked the experience, she felt better and liked how many new things she had done.  She wondered what would happen if she kept doing it for a year.   To mimic the Happiness Project, Amy decided to create rules she would follow as a part of her everyday outside challenge.  This was critical for her success to create a meaningful benefit.   One rule she created was to define what counted as outdoor time everyday.  After some research a healthy dosage of outside time was 20 minutes.  Combined with the fact that 20 minutes was an amount of time she would actually do each day.  Her accountability was to post a picture every day on instagram and began using the hashtag #humansoutisde365 as a way to find the photos after.  Outside is Outside, the challenge gave her permission to just be outside doing whatever she wanted.  She did want to push herself to try new things such as classic country-country skiing, dog sledding, among other things. She signed up for a course called Becoming an Outdoors Woman, which is offered every state (she believes) sponsored by the state Fish and Game department. In Alaska, they offer a 3-day retreat which exposed her to experiences such as skinning and hide prep, a chainsawing course, and downhill skiing.  After forcing herself to spend time outside and try new things, new things don't seem so scary.   When you realize what is outside your back door and you are intentional about exploring it, so many more opportunities open up to you.  The practice of being aware and intentional.   Outside is always new, because outside is always changing.  Even if you do the same trail the rest of your life you will encounter something new on that trail, whether you see something new or not depends on how much attention you are paying to what you are doing.   While mountains and the Grand Canyon and all the epic adventures are great, Amy challenges us to experience adventures where we already are in a new light.     To follow or connect with Amy Website: https://humansoutside.com/Podcast: Humans OutsideFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/HumansOutside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humansoutside/  For a full list of resources mentioned in this episode head to the episode website:  https://ordinarysherpa.com/067

Sequel Rights
Ep 213 - Cheaper By The Dozen 2

Sequel Rights

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 60:21


This week, it's The Bakers vs. The Murtaugh's as Eugene Levy joins the large family fray in Cheaper By The Dozen 2! ​ ​ GET VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 https://www.vaccines.gov/ Black Lives Matter Stop AAPI Hate Donate Directly to Stop AAPI Hate https://donate.givedirect.org/?cid=14711 ​ Donate Directly to the Black Lives Matter Global Network: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/msblmhomepage_2019 ​ Center for Anti-Racist Research: https://www.bu.edu/antiracist-center/ ​ Colorlines: https://www.colorlines.com/ ​ Star ratings help us build our audience! Please rate/review/subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen, and share us with your Labor Day family games competition! Email us at sequelrights@gmail.com with feedback or suggestions on future franchises!

The Rush Hour Melbourne Catch Up - 105.1 Triple M Melbourne - James Brayshaw and Billy Brownless
The Rush Hour's Labor Day Best Of Show - Monday 14th March 2022

The Rush Hour Melbourne Catch Up - 105.1 Triple M Melbourne - James Brayshaw and Billy Brownless

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 48:53


Billy Bakes the Poms, deadly animal encounters, Peter Hichener, JB's email, Quinton from Canada, Roo cooks us steaks, Wil Anderson, Roo's cricket match, Friday Brag Artist, Dilruk Jayasinha, Billy's Joke See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.