Lake in California and Nevada, United States
Lake Tahoe's water level amid drought and how it is impacting the Truckee River. Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation discusses their ongoing campaign to end racism in sports names and mascots. Rep. Adam Schiff (D) joins us to talk about his new book ‘Midnight in Washington.' Lassen Volcanic National Park reopens for the first time since the Dixie Fire burned more than half of the area. Today's Guests UC Davis Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Geoffrey Schladow explains Lake Tahoe's water level amid drought and how it is impacting the Truckee River. Yocha Dehe Wintun Tribal Secretary, James Kinter, talks about their ongoing campaign to end racism in sports names and mascots, which is the subject of an upcoming documentary. Congressman and Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff (D), joins us to talk about his new book Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could ahead of his speaking engagement in Sacramento on Friday. Lassen Volcanic National Park Program Manager, Kevin Sweeney, on the park reopening for the first time since the Dixie Fire burned more than half of the area.
Well hello and welcome! Time for some hot vape VLOG DAY action. ReplayCrew those timestamps are the fist pinned comment underneath this video. More fun, less ... not fun, that's the new motto so tonight we will have many of the regular segments including (Jai Haze) Mail, Beer, GTKGG, Liquid Tasting, Retro Vapings, News and more. I have in my possession hours and hours and hours or truly vintage GrimmGreen footage. 20 years ago back before the internet and social media were really a thing, my brother Bryan and I would literally do travel vlogs. We had a "show" that we would video tape on my front porch in Lake Tahoe. So in addition to awesome records and music, we're going to spend some time watching cringey old footage and laughing at 22 year old Nick. I also received a package from JaiHaze in the mail that we're going to open tonight. I'm pretty sure I know what is inside, but it's sill going to be hella fun.
On this week's ANNIVERSARY episode: the ladies discuss Bridget's transition to podcasting (3:50) as well as her recent bear encounters in Lake Tahoe (7:30) and Mandii's experience at the J. Cole concert (10:50). They speak to Ashanti purchasing her masters (15:10), the Super Bowl performance announcement (23:00), Will Smith opening up on unconventional relationships (27:55), and people being afraid of discussing their sexual appetite with their partners (42:35). FRESHLY SQUEEZED (1:02:35), Tank Verzuz Tyrese (1:41:40), Nick Cannon's plan to stay celibate until 2022 (1:37:00), Squid Game (1:54:40), Saints of Newark (2:05:10), and more! Sign up for the official “See The Thing Is…” PATREON for exclusive access & additional content at www.patreon.com/seethethingispod
The world lost its mind as Facebook and Instagram went down. The Zuck lost 7 billion in 7 hours. The Pandora Papers revealed world leaders like Putin have stashed tons of untaxed cash. IATSE voted to strike. SNL nailed the anti-mask kooks invading school board meetings. Lindsey's MAGAT constituents gave the Senator an ear-full when he suggested they should get vaccinated. The Crabs learned their home state Florida is one of the deadliest in the union for animal attacks. Chipmunks have been spreading the plague in Lake Tahoe. A surfer in Cali was slowly but severely mauled while catching waves in shark-infested waters. A gaggle of aggressive otters attacked humans and pets in Alaska. Shitler's NDAs were total crap and people have started singing. Blotch Nazi Bannon warned of a government coup involving shock troop tactics. A new brain implant can stave off depression by stimulating stuff in the skull.
We are in a series where we revisit all of the Wish You Were Heres that have been shared on our podcast, this time broken down by location. This week we're revisiting locations from Northern California. 3:55 Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, CA 6:00 Coit Tower Viewpoint, San Francisco, CA 7:40 Specs, San Francisco, CA 9:05 Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, CA 14:50 Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA 19:35 Glass Sand Beach, Fort Bragg, CA 22:25 Dr. Seuss Art at Markus Ashley Gallery, Lake Tahoe, CA 29:15 The Jelly Belly Factory, Fairfield, CA 31:30 Point Reyes Lighthouse, Point Reyes, CA Follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @tmwypodcast Leave us a voicemail (or text message): (406)763-8699 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We met up with Marley Reel & Mike Miller of Rise Designs in Lake Tahoe. Two self proclaimed ski bums who fell into the print game as they settled into life in the mountains. They're currently dealing with some serious wildfires in their area, and we got an update on how things are going post evacuation, and then they schooled us on how they've grown their business over the last 14 years, while also keeping their vision of running a small shop. These guys have truly focused on quality over quantity throughout their careers, and it's an inspiring look into how bigger doesn't always mean better. Topics of discussion include: Working with your limitations, the life changing event of getting an auto, playing to your strengths, real estate issues, minimums and missing garments, staying creative, and slinging tees out of the van.
IN THIS EPISODE… Joe sits down with his wife Heather Chura, and two of his friends, Jon Rieckmann (first-place finisher in his age division & eighth overall), and Bruce Etzcorn. These are a couple of the people from his crew that competed in the Spartan Ultra and Spartan Beast challenges in Lake Tahoe. For those of you who aren't familiar with this event, the Spartan Ultra merges the sport of obstacle course racing along with 50K courses and 60 obstacles to create a truly unique and brutal challenge. This is a serious ultra-distance athletic challenge. This incredible group of athletes shares their highs and lows. They also talk about what they had to do physically and mentally to compete at this level. AND they aren't done challenging themselves yet. They talk about what's next for themselves in the race/run/challenge world.
We break apart our 60 minute interview with Grant and give you his top Tips in just 8 minutes.Grant Korgan might not be one of the typical champions we have on… with the gold medals and the accolades in the Olympics. But what he does in his life pushing his body and mind and choosing to be unlimited is really WHY we bring you the stories of champions. He teaches people to overcome adversity and choose positivity in their everyday lives. It is human to fall down. The magic happens when we get back up. After sustaining a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down, world-class adventurer, nanoscientist, and professional athlete, Grant Korgan – who had never shied away from a challenge – refused to balk at his new reality because he still had a mission in store.With Belief and persistence, Grant build and recovered and trained to become the first spinal cord-injured athlete in history to ski 80 miles to Antarctica's South Pole, setting world records kayaking around the circumference of Lake Tahoe, returning to the sports he loves, and pioneering new sports that he now shares with others in the adaptive athlete community.Find & Connect with Grant IGhttps://www.instagram.com/grantkorgan/You Tubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDH-udGiceKesK8suKhXZzQhttp://grantkorgan.com/The Push Teaserhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTmiGQhp2gI Watch The Pushhttps://www.amazon.com/Push-Grant-Korgan/dp/B09B3DB6XZ/ref=tmm_aiv_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1632363493&sr=8-2Ted Talkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7PFNti1ZYoThe Book: Two Feet Backhttps://www.amazon.com/Two-Feet-Back-Grant-Korgan/dp/0984915494/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=grant+korgan&qid=1632363447&sr=8-3Let's connect!To get more info and updates on the podcast @iamachampionpodcastIGhttps://instagram.com/iamachampionpodcast?utm_medium=copy_linkTikTokhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd4o13PS/Follow our personal instagram email@example.com://instagram.com/doctor.aprilm?utm_medium=copy_link@ro_glowhttps://instagram.com/doctor.aprilm?utm_medium=copy_linkCheck out our youtube channel for videos and highlights from the episodes @iamachampionhttps://m.youtube.com/channel/UCdQxNDW9CIoosIlmes562jAShow Support:If you enjoy this podcast please Rate, Review, Subscribe and SHARE this outhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-am-a-champion/id1574745683Big shout out to our team that makes this show possible!If you are looking to start your own podcast hit up @upstarterpods on instagram!
On this Episode, Marc Montano tells us about his endurance background, and how he found OCR. We talk about how he started working for Spartan, and some of the cool venues he has experienced with them. We also talk about the Lake Tahoe race coming up this weekend, and a lot more!
I'm excited to introduce this week's guest, Doris Lance—a wildflower photographer who engages in nature bathing for the five senses. We had a fantastic chat about different ways to connect with nature, including slowing down and really paying attention to all the little details. About Doris International hiker and wildflower photographer, Doris Lance's love and respect for the natural environment has resulted in logging thousands of miles, trekking below sea level in Death Valley, to over 11,000 feet in Patagonia, Chile to capture flowering treasures. The numerous discoveries of flowering plants in the varied ecosystems appear in her recently released book, Botanical Reflections. Readers have the opportunity to venture with her and record their day in words and pictures reading an inspiring quote, answering a pensive question, and completing a botanical illustration. She is currently an Emeritus instructor for Cuesta College and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Western Carolina University and has specialized studies from Vanderbilt University and University of California San Diego. Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Listen To This Episode What You'll Learn What is nature bathing for the five senses What we can learn from nature bathing Why you don't need to have huge adventures How to get started with nature bathing How to get started with nature photography Things We Discussed Botanical Reflections: Capture Your Days in Words and Pictures Green Lake in the Eastern Sierras Havasupai Canyon “Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life's hard.” — John Bytheway Flowers in the Wild Journal (coming soon) Torres del Paine National Park Mammoth, California Lake Tahoe Death Valley Tours by Locals Desert Five Spot Coastal Jay Related Episodes 413 Holly Worton ~ The Benefits of Getting Outdoors + How to Get More from Your Adventures 410 Holly Worton ~ Adding a New Layer to Your Outdoor Adventures (now with downloadable transcript!) 408 Holly Worton ~ Start Where You Are (now with downloadable transcript!) 407 Keith Foskett ~ Through Hiking Long-Distance Trails in the USA and Spain (now with downloadable transcript!) 406 Yvette Webster ~ How Outdoor Adventures Can Help with Mental Health (now with downloadable transcript!) Connect With Holly Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn How to Subscribe Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Help Spread the Word If you enjoyed this episode, please head on over to iTunes and kindly leave us a rating and a review! You can also subscribe, so you'll never miss an episode.
Grant Korgan might not be one of the typical champions we have on… with the gold medals and the accolades in the Olympics. But what he does in his life pushing his body and mind and choosing to be unlimited is really WHY we bring you the stories of champions. He teaches people to overcome adversity and choose positivity in their everyday lives. It is human to fall down. The magic happens when we get back up. After sustaining a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down, world-class adventurer, nanoscientist, and professional athlete, Grant Korgan – who had never shied away from a challenge – refused to balk at his new reality because he still had a mission in store.With Belief and persistence, Grant build and recovered and trained to become the first spinal cord-injured athlete in history to ski 80 miles to Antarctica's South Pole, setting world records kayaking around the circumference of Lake Tahoe, returning to the sports he loves, and pioneering new sports that he now shares with others in the adaptive athlete community.Find & Connect with Grant IGhttps://www.instagram.com/grantkorgan/You Tubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDH-udGiceKesK8suKhXZzQhttp://grantkorgan.com/The Push Teaserhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTmiGQhp2gI Watch The Pushhttps://www.amazon.com/Push-Grant-Korgan/dp/B09B3DB6XZ/ref=tmm_aiv_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1632363493&sr=8-2Ted Talkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7PFNti1ZYoThe Book: Two Feet Backhttps://www.amazon.com/Two-Feet-Back-Grant-Korgan/dp/0984915494/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=grant+korgan&qid=1632363447&sr=8-3Let's connect!To get more info and updates on the podcast @iamachampionpodcastIGhttps://instagram.com/iamachampionpodcast?utm_medium=copy_linkTikTokhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd4o13PS/Follow our personal instagram firstname.lastname@example.org://instagram.com/doctor.aprilm?utm_medium=copy_link@ro_glowhttps://instagram.com/doctor.aprilm?utm_medium=copy_linkCheck out our youtube channel for videos and highlights from the episodes @iamachampionhttps://m.youtube.com/channel/UCdQxNDW9CIoosIlmes562jAShow Support:If you enjoy this podcast please Rate, Review, Subscribe and SHARE this outhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-am-a-champion/id1574745683Big shout out to our team that makes this show possible!If you are looking to start your own podcast hit up @upstarterpods on instagram!
The newly renovated Station House Inn, a vintage vacation paradise in South Lake Tahoe, is offering in-room delivery service of cannabis-infused beverages, topicals, edibles and tinctures to enhance guests' stays. Of course, purchases are limited to those 21 or older with valid photo identification. There is no smoking inside any of the 96 rooms, suites or in the hotel's public spaces. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Are you creating a solid recurring revenue stream for your agency? Dan Sundgren has been involved in the digital marketing industry since he became one of the first employees at Google around 2003. After years of witnessing the rise of that tech giant, he eventually started his digital agency, FreeGren, which specializes in SEM, SEO, SMM and Website Development and Maintenance. He sat down with Jason to talk about the lessons he learned at Google about breaking the rules and how there's always a different way to look at things. He also talked about his decision to work with contractors rather than having employees, and why recurring revenue is the goal. 3 Golden Nuggets Breaking the rules. Working at Google for many years since its beginning Dan had the opportunity to witness how that company grew, broke many rules, and created a new paradigm for corporations. One of the lessons he carries with him from that time is that you don't necessarily have to follow hard and fast rules. There's always a different way to look at things. And it's good to remember that you can flip things on their head and think about it differently. Working with contractors. Another learning experience with Google was the way they took care of their employees. However, Dan and his partner decided early on that they would work with independent contractors. To do this, Dan spent years building a network of trusted partners that have now worked with him for years. He relies on them to do the heavy lifting. It has its own complications, as Dan admits, but he exclusively works with people he can trust. After all, it takes years to build a reputation and a name and he doesn't want to sabotage that by doing crappy work. Recurring revenue is the goal. Like Frank Kern a few weeks ago, Dan talks about how he chose to scale slow and make sure his agency had solid recurring revenue streams for PPC, SEO, website maintenance, etc, where it is very repeatable. Now this gives him the tools to make pretty accurate forecasts, to the point that he can tell where his agency will be in 12 months. Sponsors and Resources Wix: Today's episode is sponsored by the Wix Partner Program. Being a Wix Partner is ideal for freelancers and digital agencies that design and develop websites for their clients. Check out Wix.com/Partners to learn more and become a member of the community for free. Subscribe Apple | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Radio FM Contractors vs Employees and Remember that Recurring Revenue is the Goal Jason: [00:00:00] Hey, agency owners. Welcome to another episode of the Smart Agency Masterclass. I am Jason Swenk and I have an amazing guest, Dan. We're going to talk about his building his agency over the past four years. But also what he's learned. He's one of the very first employees at Google. Um, I think he was telling me back in 2003 or 2004, he can correct me in a, in a second. Um, and we're going to talk about really amazing things. So I can't wait. Um, but before we get into the episode, I want you to do something. I want you to take a screenshot of the podcast and then upload it to your favorite social media. Tag us, so I can give you a shout-out for listening to the show. And let's go ahead and jump into it and talk to Dan. Hey, Dan. Welcome to the show. Dan: [00:00:53] Thanks for having me, Jason. Jason: [00:00:54] Yeah, man, excited to have you on. So tell us who you are and what do you do? Dan: [00:00:59] Uh, my name is Dan Sundgren. Uh, I started an agency over four years ago with a partner of mine, Scott Freeborn. The Genesis of our agency is FreeGren. After a long and laborious naming process, we mashed our names up at five o'clock and decided to call it good. And we named our company FreeGren because we're a 50-50 two-headed beast. And we've just had a blast last four years building our little agency up here in the Northwest. Um, Scott came from Dexcom Media. Um, my experience was with Google, and AOL, and Merkel. Uh, worked in-house and built teams for 20 plus years. Done quite a few things. And, uh, managed, in my estimation, over a billion dollars in paid advertising. Which at the very least gives me some scars on my back to figure something out, uh, you know, in the future. So, so that's what we're doing. Jason: [00:01:58] So I have one question that I have to ask, are you the one that would send out the AOL CDs to us? Dan: [00:02:04] Yeah, no, I, I think, I think, yeah, those were the… Jason: [00:02:09] For all the old people. Uh, for us to get on the internet, AOL literally used to send out CDs so we can get on the internet and they give us like 50 hours. Dan: [00:02:18] Yeah. The stacks of CDs, just carpet bombed in, in the mailboxes. Yeah. Jason: [00:02:24] I love it. Well, um, tell us, uh, you know, what, what did you do for Google? Um, and tell us a little bit about the early days. And did I get it right in the intro? Was it 2003 or four? Dan: [00:02:39] Yeah, I started, um, towards the end of 2003. Jason: [00:02:43] Wow. It must have been crazy seeing all that growth. Dan: [00:02:48] It, it was wild. Um, we were, obviously, we weren't public yet. Um, we would go down to campus in Mountain View because we started the Seattle office, a handful of us to really support the sales operation. The engineers weren't even here yet. And, um, we have these global sales summits down there every year for the first three years, I think. Which were, we would like rent, Google would rent the village of Lake Tahoe and just run wild and engineers would be running around with bottles of booze and it was a, it was a wild time. It was a very wild time. Um, got to meet chef Charlie who's, I don't know if you know the backstory, but Larry and Sergei hired The Grateful Dead chef. So chef Charlie was the guy who invented the entire food ecosystem at Google with just this gorgeous spreads and sushi bars and, you know, the works, right. That was his Genesis of, of like taking extra good care of people with their, you know, their stomachs. So it was really crazy to watch them reinvent the way companies even think about employees. Really, that's what they were doing. Jason: [00:03:56] I love the movie Internship that features Google like pre-show. Is it really like that? And you're like, no, it's just a lot more drinking. Dan: [00:04:07] I was, again, I was in the sales team, so, yeah. Um, so there was definitely, there was a definitely a class system at Google. Um, and I think there's still, it's very engineering-run. Um, sales is sort of, I think in the big picture at the company sales and marketing and sort of a nice to have, I guess we've got to have those folks. But really the brain it always has been is with engineers. It's an engineering-driven company. Um, not all tech companies are though, right? Some are very sales rooty. You know, um, some are a little of both. But they're still the hardcore… The engineers are running it. We know what's best for the user, blah, blah, blah. And I, you know, I don't know what it is today because it's so big, but… Jason: [00:04:53] Yeah, well, I remember, um, my dad was my stockbroker for many, many years. I remember when Google was about to go public and I said, I want to buy stock. I want to buy a lot of stock. Um, and he goes, no, no, no. $45 is way too much. Dan: [00:05:12] Reverse Dutch Auction. Yeah. I remember they came out with that and the engineers again decided, and Larry, and so you're like, we're smarter than the market. We're going to do a Reverse Dutch Auction and all the brokers were like, you can't do that. Like why not? And they did, they've constantly done things that are contrary to what you're supposed to do. Which I always found super refreshing, especially when I was working there. But I've watched them for the last 17, 18 years… geez. Continue to do things that sometimes you scratch your head and like… There's always something, right? Like Jason, like, oh, no broad match modified is going away. Or there's a big algo(rithm) change. I'm like, yeah. Okay. They're, they're just going to keep, I mean, of course, they're constantly…. Jason: [00:05:58] So, what, what have you learned from them and your years at Google? And did you guys call each other Googlers? Um, what did you guys…? Dan: [00:06:08] Googlers, yeah. I got my… Right behind me is my hat. See the new that's called a Noogler hat. Jason: [00:06:11] Oh, it is true. Dan: [00:06:16] You had to wear it your first day. It had a propeller. Jason: [00:06:19] Oh, that's funny. That's… Dan: [00:06:21] Yeah. Around campus. So it's, it's a real thing. Um, I think what I've taken away is that you don't necessarily have to have hard and fast rules. There's, there's always a different way to look at things. Um, there's always a different way to flip things on their head and kind of think about it differently. But, um, they inherently do obsess over their employees. They, they take ridiculously good care. And again, now it's 150,000 people, definitely different company, but it was clear from the get-go that this was a new paradigm of corporations. Of… We want to take care of every need you have. And your personal life as well. I mean, nursing station and dry cleaning and like… All that stuff, it all kind of adds up to you feel like you're in a very comfortable environment that you don't have to worry about a lot and you can just do great work. And really they have the 10, was it the 10 per 10% time or 20% time? Sorry, 20. Which again, one of those little Google things like take a day every week and just spitball stuff. Like, you know, that was unheard of, really. HP and Dell weren't doing that. Jason: [00:07:31] No, no, they were too corporate. Dan: [00:07:36] Yeah. It, you know, and so we, we try to like, with our little agency, we don't have any employees, actually. Um, we built a virtual agency from day one, Scott and I, um, have very, very deeply in, in trusted partners. And we rely on them to do a lot of the heavy lifting and the nitty gritty. But that's for, with 20 years of vetting really good partners that we've entrusted those people as part of our company. But they're independent contractors. Jason: [00:08:07] Yeah. Well, let's talk about that because I mean, you're, uh, a couple of million in revenue. And it's just you two, but you guys use contractors and strategic partners. And a lot of people are like, well, how do you do that? Right? Like what, like walk us through that a little bit. Dan: [00:08:27] Yeah. That's probably the hardest thing to do and also the most important. Um, luckily I've been very involved for 20 years in, uh, marketing, uh, networking groups. So, um, we have a group up here in the Northwest called Seattle Interactive, and, uh, um, I've been on the board of that since the inception. There's another group in Portland that's fantastic. It's um, they, they throw a search fast every year. It's SCM PDX, and I'm sort of the Seattle liaison there. So over the years. Um, I've slowly built this base on, you know, LinkedIn for instance of four or 5,000 people that I've met and talk to and, you know, kiss babies and shook hands and work the floor and how it got out there. And, and through that Genesis, you start to build, um, a couple things, a big, big network. But also, B, uh, sort of the spidey sense of people that you would want to work with and you can inherently trust and, um, you can feed off each other in a positive way. So you can kind of weed through a lot of that. And the metamorphosis of that great network is when we started this, I had just started calling people and I was like, so-and-so is really good. We should talk to them. And putting those p… those building blocks in place, and those partners are with us today, four years later. So, yeah, but it's hard and there's challenges, right? Not having employees versus outsourcing. Um, I'll be the first one to admit that when we were looking to scale a little bit and, you know, when people tap out, as far as their time and what they have to give you, because they have other clients too. We have to find some bench strength and that's, you know, we were very, very careful and meticulous about that. Jason: [00:10:21] Um, so how are you always recruiting that talent then and making sure like you can fill…? Dan: [00:10:30] Yeah. Uh, it's through, through my network, um, asking, you know, just literally asking around and talking to different folks, remembering people. Oh, you know that, I remember that guy was a WordPress developer. I met him. He was solid. Kind of, we interview and vet them like you might an employee, but for what they do as a contractor. And we have some hard and fast rules. We are myopic; I'll admit it, like we are US-based. We, uh, we just are myopic that way. I want… and even selfishly I'd like them to be on the West Coast. And even more, it would be great if they're in the backyard in Seattle or Portland. Because there's just so much great talent and good people. And then, you know, there's sort of that affinity. And, um, when you build a big network, you have a reputation to uphold and you know this as well as anyone, right? Um, your, your name is your brand, is your worth, uh, to sort of the greater… thing out there, which is business. And, uh, I take that pretty seriously. Like you, you know, if you spend 20 years nurturing a career, you don't want to sabotage that going, you know, by going out and doing crappy work and not taking care of clients. And, you know, because the word kind of gets out and you just don't want to be that person. You just want to continue to keep that bar high. Jason: [00:11:56] When you're an agency partner with Wix, you want unlock an entire digital ecosystem for creating, managing, and growing your agency. Get the full coding and design freedom to create anything your clients need. Along with the tools to manage and collaborate with your team seamlessly from anywhere. And when it comes to growing your agency, you can get matched with new leads every day and earn revenue share for every website you guys create. They're backed by the Wix Industry, leading security and site performance. You'll also have a dedicated account manager on standby 24/7. So you can reach your goals and start setting new ones. See for yourself, head over to wix.com/partners. And re-imagine what your agency can accomplish. Well, it takes what? 20 years to build a brand? And one second to tear it down. Dan: [00:12:56] Yeah, right? Yeah. Good adage. Jason: [00:12:59] Right? Like, we've seen that with many, I mean, I used to work for Arthur Anderson out of school. Right? And so we saw, you know, that was one of the biggest brands out there in the consulting practice. And then foom! You know, gone. So it's, uh, it's, you gotta be very, very careful, um, at that. Um, what is, this has all been amazing. I love to kind of see the origin story and how you kind of tapped into that. Is there anything else that I didn't ask you that you think, you know, the audience would benefit from of what you've learned over the past four years of have grown your agency, and congrats, very quickly? Dan: [00:13:45] Thanks. Um, well, a few, a few nuggets. I think that, um, and again, uh, I'm super transparent and love to share like you, so nothing's sort of off the table there. Um, but some nuggets that we picked up, um, from the get-go and still hold true are… Like the recurring revenue piece to me is the goal. Um, I just don't, I don't know how these web development shops go out and build their book every year. I, it's a head-scratcher it just seems like a nightmare to me. That's just my 2 cents. Um, so we built, um, really solid recurring revenue streams in for PPC, SEO, website maintenance and hosting. Um, where it's very repeatable it's, um, we can, we can forecast with it pretty well. Um, let me, I can tell you probably in 12 months where we'll be, you know, in the big picture and, um, it continues to build on itself. And we built our agency purposely pretty slow where I, I call it like we're, like a snake, right? Like we'll eat a big mouse and then we'll just, we'll take some time and digest. And, you know, we won't worry about getting a new client until we get that one dialed in and really plugged in and make their phone ring. Then we'll move, we'll move into the next, next mouse. And so we built it really slow on purpose with that recurring revenue in place. So that we have a predictable business model and that's, that's kind of been something that's been really critical to our success, I think. Um, and then do, you and I were talking before the show, uh, one of the best things you can do is figure out what you don't know. Like what are your blind spots? Um, and what's, and what's coming, right? Because, um, I was selling 88 x 31 banners in 99. And that was it. And 468 x 60s. So clearly things have gotten a little different Jason: [00:15:40] A little bit. Little change. Dan: [00:15:43] A little bit. Uh, yeah, it's always changing in, in social media and like, um, all the new flavors of media. You're still trying to reach an audience, but there's just different ways to do it. Different platforms, what's up and coming? Um, You gotta break some eggs to make an omelet. And you know, if Pinterest is something that we should try for our clients, let's give it a chest. Let's not be afraid to just, I don't want to stay like, this is what we do. These are the four channels we, we only know. Um, but also not, you know, spread yourself too thin and try and stay in your lane a little bit. So it's that balance, right? Jason: [00:16:16] Yeah, it totally is. Yeah. I mean, I totally agree with you on recurring revenue. Like it's… We all want, like, we all get into the agency space or create a business for predictability and freedom and money. But a lot of times we create this kind of prison around us and we don't have predictability. We don't have freedom, we don't have money. Right? Like, and we keep hiring more people. Um, but, uh, you know, when you actually start figuring out some of that. Like our, our agency, we were 80% project-based. And how we got through it and how we create a predictability is we just created a huge pipeline. Like I was chatting with a good buddy of mine a little while ago, and he was talking about how he's starting to resent some of his clients. And I told him, I said, look, buddy, like you're resenting your clients because you have a lead generation problem because you're too reliant on the existing client base. Rather than having a over abundance of people coming to you. And then you just pick it up. And then charging what you're actually worth. Um, so, but I, I agree with you on the recurring revenue. And also too, like, if you're not always learning… Like that's always been a core value in our agency and our business now. Even when we bring on people in the mastermind I'm like, you have to always be like, am I, what am I learning today? What are the lessons that today taught me? Or what are the lessons that the mistakes that I made last week or two seconds ago? Which happens a lot. That's what my team tells me a lot. Dan: [00:17:56] No, absolutely. And knowing when to say no and stay, when I say stay in your lane, Jason, is like… If a client came and said, hey, do you guys do TV and radio? We just, we trust you implicitly with the digital. I would be the first one to go. You know, we absolutely don't have any core expertise. That's just that staying in your lane, you know, that's, it's hard enough to stay on top of what we do do. Um, but maybe I could find a partner or, you know, maybe I could, I could vet, ask around that around town, whatever. Um, I think a lot of you get in that trap of no, let's do everything, you know, let's do 15 different disciplines. Um, and if you do want to get into that, you know, subject matter experts, either employees or contractors and get someone good to really do the work. Don't pretend you can, you know, learn on the fly sometimes if you're going to slot that in. Jason: [00:18:50] Yeah. And when you go to your clients that like, they give you that great honor, and be like, we trust you explicitly to do this and you go, hey, we don't feel comfortable with it, but let me connect you to two or three people. Like you, like, you're the connector. Like they will always come to you and they're coming to you for a problem and they'll keep coming rather than you take on a project that you just totally botch. And then it's just, it's over. Dan: [00:19:20] Yeah. Yeah. And then you're setting yourself up really, if you, if you take that, that other path, I think. Um, and trust, is it, I mean, that's, I guess if one, I mean, that's the big one, right? That's the cornerstone of everything is, is trust. And you probably hear time again from the best client relationships are that just it's like relationship. Like you've gone through the fire, you've broken some eggs to make the omelet. You've, you've fixed things that have broken. But you know what? That's good because it's like the Nordstrom thing, right? When, when you go to Nordstrom, I dunno, I haven't been in Nordstrom for years. But their whole mantra was you don't like it? We'll, we'll take care of it. Like we're just going to take care of it, and you just know that when you go in. Um, it's that white glove service, you know, things are going to go haywire, but we will fix them. We'll make it right. We'll, we'll answer our phone. Um, I can't tell you how much negligence we continue to run into in the agency world. It's kind of, it's kind of disturbing, still, to take a client from an agency off the road and… They have no idea what they're getting. They just been stroking a check for 10 years. The guy won't call them back. They don't, they don't know where their Google analytics and their data is. They have no idea what's going on and they're paying like eight grand a month for 10 years. And the guy that won't courtesy call them back and it's still happening. And that's kind of why we started our, our shop because, um, Scott, uh, worked at a company and a lot of that was happening and you're just like, that shouldn't still be happening. Jason: [00:20:59] Yeah, I, it's amazing. So many people go to me as they're starting out and they go, uh, what's, what's the secret to scaling fast? I say, you have to be better than everyone else in the service that you deliver. Like, because I see so many, uh, these people will be nameless, but there are so many people that are really good at marketing themselves and selling. But then on delivering they fall down. And they're like, why can't we grow? But then they keep putting out content to show people that… I'm like, good gosh, like, your model is broken. Like, take that dog behind the shed and shoot it, like stop. You're not built for this, so… But, uh, yeah. It's uh, yeah, so it's a, it's always a breath of fresh air when I find people that can deliver results and that actually care, you know, uh, about that. So congrats on your success. Um, what's the website address where people can go and check out the agency? Dan: [00:22:05] It's free. freegren.com. Jason: [00:22:09] Awesome. Dan: [00:22:09] Or, or Jason, you can go to nobullshit.agency. Jason: [00:22:14] Oh, I like that one better. You should lead with that one. Dan: [00:22:18] And, and you'll, and you'll end up on our, on our homepage. Jason: [00:22:21] There you go. No bullshit dot agency? Oh, I love that. Yeah. Go there. Use that URL. That's way better. Dan: [00:22:29] You know? Um, it's, it's, it's a little, I guess, you know, it'd be a little bit, yeah, you know, in your face. Jason: [00:22:36] No, no. Like, like the people that you want to work with, just since you said that, like the people that you don't want to work with, they'll be the ones that get offended. It's kind of like what I say on the mastermind, like on our mastermind page, like our first core value is no douche bags. And if you're offended by it, well, you're probably not going to do well. Dan: [00:23:03] Yeah, yeah. We use the Tommy boy quote, you know, I will, you know, I can trust the butcher and put my head up cow's ass, but I might as well trust the butcher, you know, that, that old quote. Jason: [00:23:12] Exactly. I can quote that whole movie. Guarantee it's the best part. I got time. Dan: [00:23:23] Yeah, the movie quote. I can talk and movie quotes probably for a good five minutes. Jason: [00:23:27] Um, I think we should just come up with a podcast just to talk movie quotes, do it. Dan: [00:23:33] We should do it. We should do it. That'd be a challenge. Can you, how long can you talk and movie quotes? Jason: [00:23:36] Oh, I could do it for a long time. I mean, I just go back to the eighties and nineties movies that I grew up on, you know, exactly Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison. Dan: [00:23:49] Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Jason: [00:23:51] All those. Sorry. We're so derailed. What about hosting? Dan: [00:23:56] I like derailing. Derailing is good sometimes. Jason: [00:24:01] Well, awesome. Well, everyone go check out, um, nobullshit.agency. I love that URL. See, I even remember it. I don't even remember the other one. So, yeah, that's memorable. So go check that out. And um, if you guys want to be surrounded by amazing agency owners, because look… We all have blind spots like we talked about and other people can see them a lot better. I want to invite all of you to go to the digitalagencyelite.com and, uh, see if you qualify to be with the best agency owners all over the world, sharing what's working now. So you guys can grow your agency and scale it a lot faster and create that predictability, that freedom and the money that you want, and really the impact that you can have on the world. So go do that now. And until next time, have a Swenk day.
Photo: American black bear (Ursus Americanus) The Black Bears Feast along Lake Tahoe. Jeff Bliss #PacificWatch @JCBlisswNews As people fled the Tahoe region to escape an approaching wildfire, the last thing many did was pull their trash bins out to the curb. But the trash collectors left too. So the bears pigged out, ransacking not only the garbage cans but breaking into dozens of homes. “Bears are just having a heyday of it. It's just a nightmare,” said John Tillman, owner of South Tahoe Refuse. “There's so much garbage on the street because of the bears. Oh my God, they are making a mess.” S.F. Chronicle | SFGate.com https://www.sfgate.com/renotahoe/article/bears-break-in-south-lake-tahoe-caldor-fire-homes-16438635.php .
Adam welcomes Michael Moriarty to the podcast at the top of Part 2. The guys talk about his celebrated career in film, TV, and theater, and go on to discuss his affinity for jazz and classical music. Adam also asks Michael about working with Robert DeNiro, how Michael first became interested in acting, and his time with director Elia Kazan. In the last part of the show, Gina reads news stories about a Lake Tahoe resort getting renamed, a new miniseries about Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, Britney Spears' engagement, Nicki Minaj's strange tweet about her cousin, the 'Oldest Single Malt Scotch' going to auction, and a mother reunited with her kidnapped daughter. Please support today's sponsors: TommyJohn.com/ADAM Lifelock.com enter ADAM The Jordan Harbinger Show Geico.com PlutoTV SimpliSafe.com/ADAM
A discussion on why there is such an emotionally charged reaction when corporations change their name. Who are the ones who are "supposed" to be offended? Note: Midway through the video I was disrupted by the garbage pick-up. Massive over-sight on my part. I decided to keep talking through hoping it wouldn't be too distracting, because I was already in rhythm and didn't want to disrupt the momentum. My videos aren't scripted so it would be difficult to pick back up smoothly. Hope it wasn't too much of a distraction. I'll try to plan better next time. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thanksforthewords/message
Listen on Apple, Google, Spotify, and other platforms. Jake Fields is CTO and co-founder of Platform Science, an Internet-of-Things (IoT) fleet management platform specializing in the transportation and logistics industry. The platform supports the driver experience with their modern telematics, applications and fleet management solutions. Jake has a long history of building companies in tech. Ever since high school, he had a passion for innovation and technology. His first job was in Lake Tahoe where he developed platforms for ski resorts. His experience with software development eventually led to the conception of Treeline Interactive, a startup he founded to develop tech products for other companies. Throughout Treeline's growth, he met many clients looking for solutions in different industries, and subsequently created Avimesa, an IoT sensor management company, and also Platform Science. Many organizations that worked with Treeline had work that was telematics or vehicle-related. They all needed to create applications, so Jake came up with the idea to create a platform that makes it easier for companies to build this kind of tech. Because of his previous work experience in Treeline, he was already exposed to which customers to reach, what problems they had, and the solutions they wanted. He also did market research and worked with different departments in the same organization to get feedback for the software. Thanks to hard work, Platform Science was able to create a device app management platform that streamlines productivity and was customized to the driver's needs. Listen to Jake Fields share his expertise on building different interactive experiences and how Platform Science is changing the transportation industry with its innovative and emerging technologies. His favorite local tacos: La Playa Taco Shop in Mission Beach Connect with Jake: LinkedIn Learn more about Platform Science: Website: https://www.platformscience.com/ Facebook: @PlatformScienceHQ Twitter: @PlatformScience Instagram: @platformscience LinkedIn Thanks to our partners at Cox Business & Cox Edge for their support in enabling us to grow the San Diego ecosystem.
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Dienstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.UN-Chef fordert Kooperation mit Taliban Der Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen, Antonio Guterres, hat die internationale Gemeinschaft zur Zusammenarbeit mit den radikalislamischen Taliban in Afghanistan aufgerufen. Sonst sei es nicht möglich, dort humanitäre Hilfe zu leisten, sagte Guterres am Rande einer UN-Geberkonferenz für das Krisenland in Genf. Die Teilnehmer machten Afghanistan und seinen Nachbarländern Hilfszusagen unterschiedlicher Art im Volumen von insgesamt rund einer Milliarde Euro. Deutschland steuerte nach Angaben von Außenminister Heiko Maas 100 Millionen Euro bei. Blinken rechtfertigt Afghanistan-Abzug US-Außenminister Antony Blinken hat den chaotischen Abzug amerikanischer Truppen aus Afghanistan gegen scharfe Kritik verteidigt. Präsident Joe Biden habe vor der Wahl gestanden, die Soldaten abzuziehen oder den Krieg gegen die Taliban zu eskalieren, sagte Blinken bei einer Kongressanhörung. Auch gebe es keinen Hinweis darauf, dass ein längerer Verbleib die afghanischen Sicherheitskräfte oder die afghanische Regierung widerstandsfähiger oder eigenständiger gemacht hätte, betonte der Minister. Ein führender Republikaner bezeichnete den Abzug hingegen als "totale Katastrophe epischen Ausmaßes". Biden wirbt für Klimaschutz-Investitionen Extreme Wetter-Ereignisse haben in den USA voriges Jahr nach Angaben von Präsident Joe Biden Rekordkosten von 99 Milliarden Dollar verursacht. "Dieses Jahr werden wir diesen Rekord unglücklicherweise brechen", sagte er bei einem Besuch im Bundesstaat Kalifornien. Zuvor hatte er aus der Luft die verheerenden Schäden begutachtet, die das sogenannte Caldor-Feuer am Lake Tahoe verursacht hat. Biden rief erneut dazu auf, seine Pläne für Billionen-Investitionen in den Ausbau der Infrastruktur zu unterstützen, damit die USA besser für den Klimawandel gewappnet seien. "Langer Weg" für den Westbalkan Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel sieht es als notwendig an, die Westbalkan-Staaten in die EU zu integrieren. Europa habe daran ein "absolutes geo-strategisches Interesse", sagte Merkel nach einem Treffen mit Serbiens Präsidenten Aleksandar Vucic. Serbien, Montenegro, Bosnien-Herzegowina, Nordmazedonien, Albanien und Kosovo streben eine EU-Mitgliedschaft an, müssen aber bis dahin noch viele Reformen durchlaufen. Der Weg sei ein langer, räumten Merkel und Vucic ein. An diesem Dienstag fliegt die Kanzlerin weiter nach Tirana, wo sie mit den Regierungschefs der Westbalkan-Staaten zusammenkommt. Norwegen steht vor Regierungswechsel Norwegen dürfte schon bald von einem Mitte-Links-Bündnis regiert werden. Die oppositionellen Sozialdemokraten wurden bei der Parlamentswahl mit gut 26 Prozent der Stimmen stärkste politische Kraft. Damit wird der Chef der Arbeiterpartei, Jonas Gahr Støre, aller Voraussicht nach die konservative Ministerpräsidentin Erna Solberg ablösen. Støre kann dabei auf ein Bündnis mit der Zentrumspartei und der Sozialistischen Linkspartei setzen. In der wohlhabenden Nation hatte der Klima- und Umweltschutz - und damit verbunden auch die Öl-Politik des Landes - eine wichtige Rolle im Wahlkampf gespielt. Söder stützt Grundsatz-Kritik von Laschet an SPD Im Bundestagswahlkampf dauert die Debatte über die historische Rolle der Sozialdemokraten in der Nachkriegszeit an. CSU-Chef Markus Söder stützte in einem Interview der "Augsburger Allgemeinen" die These von CDU-Kanzlerkandidat Armin Laschet, dass die SPD "immer auf der falschen Seite" gestanden habe. Ob Westbindung, Eintritt in die NATO und Gründung der Bundeswehr, die SPD sei "dagegen" gewesen. Zudem habe der frühere Führungspolitiker Oskar Lafontaine in der Frage der deutschen Vereinigung "völlig daneben" gelegen, fügte Bayerns Ministerpräsident hinzu.
I'm so excited to share this week's episode. My guest is Adam Kingman, the most recently titled Master Maker. It's fun to hear all about behind the scenes of the show, of course. But the goal of this interview is to help YOU be a winner, too. By taking away ideas and inspiration you can apply to your business. So, let's meet Adam, the winner from Season 3's “Making It” show hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. Adam is an industrial designer and creative director from Lake Tahoe. Growing up, the mountains were his playground, influencing his stewardship of the planet and resourcefulness of craft. With recycled and retired materials, Adam is a modern-day MacGyver, using design thinking to create simple, intuitive solutions. Outside of work, Adam loves to write stories, direct short films, and explore the Sierras. Adam believes we're all just kids at heart and imagination is our finest resource. His dream is to be a Disney Imagineer and someday a design professor. BUSINESS BUILDING INSIGHTS Enjoy the process. Do things because http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/marlena (you love it), regardless of the outcome. Good design does not only satisfy function, it also makes you feel things. There has to be an element of surprise. There also has to be something emotive and there has to be a story. Believe in yourself. There's no reason success can't come to anyone - including you. Believe in yourself enough to take the action and see what could happen. Do not get in the way of your own opportunity. Ideas in your head are invitations, they're opportunities to create. Share ideas you have because somebody might resonate with it Creative Insights From The Master Maker Everybody thinks so uniquely. Don't dismiss your first idea. It's often just waiting to come out. Write down everything you know to discover what you don't. Start with what you know. You don't need to know every single detail to take that first step. Trust your gut. If you have http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/mayaliberman (an idea you love), go for it! We know what we love and that exists in our http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/lanahorton (memories). So how can you pull from your memories to create something special? Follow your vision even if you don't know how the end result will look. Develop your "Brain Rolodex." All the things you are inspired by and the ideas you have are all in your Brain Rolodex. Get used to looking back to see if something you thought of will work with your current project. Start with the emotion and then work backward. Simple can be more than enough. Being you is enough. Resources Mentioned https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiftBizBreeze (Join the Facebook group to add your listing to The Buzz Book (free)) Adam's Contact Links http://adamkingman.com/ (Website) | https://www.instagram.com/adamkingman/ (Instagram) | https://www.youtube.com/c/AdamKingman (YouTube) Join Our FREE Gift Biz Breeze Facebook Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiftBizBreeze (Become a Member of Gift Biz Breeze) If you found value in this podcast, make sure to subscribe so you automatically get the next episode downloaded for your convenience. Click on your preferred platform below to get started. Also, if you'd like to do me a huge favor - please leave a review. It helps other creators like you find the show and build their businesses too. You can do so right here: https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (Rate This Podcast) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gift-biz-unwrapped/id986323267 (Apple Podcasts) | https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5naWZ0Yml6dW53cmFwcGVkLmNvbS9mZWVkL3BvZGNhc3Q=&inf_contact_key=f00b9b282a6156da6dc2e642eb167c2f680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1 (Google Podcasts) | https://open.spotify.com/show/380HmeoVquMHRzOepaoF0s (Spotify) Thank you so much! Sue Know someone who
Two Cabins have survived the massive Caldor Fire that has ravaged the Lake Tahoe area. The spared homes appeared to be covered in aluminum foil which looks like a massive baked potato. These wraps can prevent fire from catching the structure by blocking huge burning embers; preventing the building from touching the blaze directly; In fact, a couple of layers of this wrap can prevent up to 92 percent of convective heat and 96 percent of the radiation heat, According to Case Western Reserve University But wrapping structures with the aluminized wrap is not a new fire protection strategy. it was used in 1988 in the Yellowstone National Park. Firefighters, trying to prevent fire from reaching a historic building. Got trapped. The fire crew thought of wrapping the structure with aluminum foil. “They think that's part of what saved them,”
Kimberly Hosken works building the P3 business at NORESCO with a highly skilled team of industry leaders in central plant design, construction and operations. Partnering with preferred equity firms to create the best value for owners in the P3 market. Developing best in class SOP's, operational plans and systems to achieve a quality working relationship with customers. Kimberly joined Johnson Controls, Inc. in February 2008 as a member of the Global Energy and Sustainability team. Prior to joining Johnson Controls. Kim held the position of Director LEED, New Construction for the US GreenBuilding Council in Washington DC. She has been a speaker at multiple conferences where she has presented her work on Return on Investment (ROI)for green strategies and construction. Kimberly Hosken has rejoined Johnson Controls as part of the US P3 team on the UC MERCED 2020 project. She has been a leader in international applications of LEED leading design charrettes in China, Egypt, Chile, and Canada while continuing to support the US market. Kim has experience with all of the LEED rating systems and providing large scale benchmarking for portfolios of international companies. Kim participated in the LEED Manufacturing User Group, a dedicated group of industry professionals working to create more opportunities for greener, healthier and more efficient manufacturing facilities. She also participated in the LEED Fellow review process for the class of 2013. Kim became a LEED Fellow in 2012. As a LEED Fellow she provided training for both internal and external customers. Prior to joining Johnson Controls Kim held the position of Director LEED, New Construction for the US Green Building Council in Washington DC. She has been a speaker at multiple conferences where she has presented her work on Return on Investment (ROI) for green strategies and construction. Kim has developed and delivered multiple LEED and Green Building training programs globally, over 3000 people have attended her workshops. Kim has a MBA from Webster University, St. Louis and a B.S. in business from Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe. Show Highlights One of their first female superintendents in high rise construction in OC, California. Contagious passion infected Kimberly's green building career path. Conversations that formed and shaped LEED mainstreamed. Green Compass tool to support LEED. P3 brings the operations into the design. Mechanical systems upgraded for existing building spaces. Kimberly's great advice on how to adapt when change occurs. Career advice on figuring out your green lens. “Be able to accept change with grace and do what you need to do to move on in the face of things that may not have been in the plan.” lol - Kimberly Hosken Kimberly Hosken Transcript Kimberly Hosken's Show it and Information Miller Park The Checklist Manifestoh Being lol Mortal The 7 Habits Linkedin Connect with Charlie Cichetti and GBES Charlie on LinkedIn Green Building Educational Services GBES on Twitter Connect on LinkedIn Like on Facebook Google+ GBES Pinterest Pins GBES on Instagram GBES is excited our membership community is growing. Consider joining our membership community as members are given access to some of the guests on the podcasts that you can ask project questions. If you are preparing for an exam, there will be more assurance that you will pass your next exam, you will be given cliff notes if you are a member, and so much more. Go to www.gbes.com/join to learn more about the 4 different levels of access to this one-of-a-kind career-advancing green building community! If you truly enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a positive rating and review on iTunes. We have prepared more episodes for the upcoming weeks, so come by again next week! Thank you for tuning in to the Green Building Matters Podcast! Copyright © 2021 GBES
The good news is that firefighters in California have regained control of the Caldor Fire near Lake Tahoe and tens of thousands of evacuated residents can now return to their homes. The bad news is the Caldor Fire is the second wildfire this season to burn through the Sierra Nevada Mountains from one side to the other. Something that never happened before this year. The other fire to do it is the Dixie Fire further north, which is on pace to be the largest California wildfire on record. And while thousands have been impacted with evacuations, millions of people in western states have been living with the smoke for weeks. The general guidance when living with hazy and polluted air is to stay indoors. But NPR's Nathan Rott reports on new research that shows the air behind closed doors may not be much better. And NPR's Lauren Sommer reports on a region of the country that is leading the way with fire prevention that may surprise you.
Robert Omoto sits with stand-up comedian Gabriel Alexander to talk about growing up in Stockton, escaping gang life, shootings and crazy fight stories, moving to Lake Tahoe, his start in comedy, and they both share stories about trying to be a good guy and having it go terribly wrong. Follow us at: www.robertomoto.com Instagram: @g_alexander209 @bobbyomoto @random.thoughts.podcast Twitter: @g_alexander209 @bobbyomoto
Here's your morning news: Recall election vote one week from today; Progress on Caldor Fire near Lake Tahoe; Increasing turnout in farm worker union elections; Palm Springs tramway closed for next month. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
Matt and Brad are here for this episode of Shift & Steer. They touch on Aaron's absence the wildfires in Lake Tahoe. Then they get into the major chip shortage that is throwing the car world out of wack. Lastly, Brad has a strong endorsement for a specific muscle car. Thanks For Supporting Our Sponsors: GEICO: Visit Geico.com Goodguys Rod & Customs Association
By Davy Crockett You can read, listen, or watch The Old Dominion 100, established in 1979, was held in Virginia along the beautiful Shenandoah River. It was one of the first classic modern-era American trail 100-milers. Today, few ultrarunners have even heard about this race. Old Dominion 100's origin story is similar to Western States 100. It also emerged from the horse endurance riding sport. The Old Dominion 100-mile Run patterned its practices from Western States, established two years earlier in 1977. Old Dominion 100 gave East Coast ultrarunners a trail 100-miler on their side of the country. Western States 100 claims it is the “world's oldest 100-mile trail race” (still being held), but technically Old Dominion 100 has legitimate rights to that claim because in those early years Western States was actually only 89 miles. Help is needed to continue the Ultrarunning History Podcast and website. Please consider becoming a patreon member of ultrarunning history. Help to preserve this history by signing up to contribute a few dollars each month. Visit https://ultrarunninghistory.com/member Alex Bigler Governor John Bigler Alexander Bowman Bigler Jr. was born Jun 8, 1935, in Merced, California. He played an important part in the history of Old Dominion 100. He came from a very prominent California family. His great-grandfather, John Bigler, was California's third governor. Lake Tahoe was almost named Lake Bigler. His grandfather, Alexander B. Bigler was an attorney and superior court judge in Santa Barbara County for many years. His father, Dr. Alexander B. Bigler (1904-1968) was a medical doctor and a civic leader in Madero County, California and had a keen interest in California history. Bigler grew up in Northern California and went to Chowchilla Union High School during the early 1950s. He then attended Stanford University and lived in Redwood City where his first wife taught school. Bigler had a love for horseback riding. In 1960 he was president of the Auburn Sierra Rangers, a horseman's club that was organized in 1946 to further the interest in riding, breeding better horses, and putting on showmanship and recreation events. Bigler became a close friend to Wendell Robie, the founder of the Western States Trail Ride (Tevis Cup) that in 1955 started to be held on the trail from Lake Tahoe to Auburn. Bigler became a big supporter of horse endurance rides. By 1961, public opinion came out against the Tevis Cup and its effect on horses, backed by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A few horses had died during the rides. Bigler, living in Auburn, vigorously defended the horse endurance event. He wrote, “To participate in this event, riders and horses must be in excellent condition. Both must be well-trained which is accomplished only through months of rigorous training. In proper training, the rider comes to know this horse and its capabilities and therefore will not drive it beyond its limit. This event is well-organized and veterinarians are located at check points to watch for overly exhausted horses. In my opinion this ride is an outstanding event in terms of both pleasure and a sporting activity and is contributing much to our knowledge and history of the horse.” In 1966 and 1967, Bigler rode in the Western States Trail Ride on a thoroughbred, Joaquin, and finished well, in 16:46 and 17:12. During the early 1970s he served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Western States Trail Ride. Old Dominion 100 Mile Ride By 1973, Bigler and his wife Ila moved to Northern Virginia, where he took a job that was involved in planning for equestrian facilities. He brought with him a desire to organize a ride similar to the Western States Trail Ride. He gathered together a small group of enthusiastic endurance riders to organize an event. A non-profit organization was incorporated under the name “Old Dominion 100 Mile Endurance Ride” with sev...
Rebecca is a Dziedzic Partner and she is in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee area of California. She specializes in high-end homes, and all things real estate, and she invested in herself with her husband.She is a Professional real Estate Broker/Realtor specializing in the North Tahoe and Truckee luxury home market. She is an expert in working with investors and spec builders, also those wanting to build their dream home. She is enjoying working with locals and first-time home buyers. Skilled in Negotiation, Online Marketing, Sales, and Transaction Management. With over 20 years of experience in real estate in the Truckee and North Lake area, helping buyers and sellers navigate the challenges of purchasing property in the area.In our conversation, we discussed:Housing Crisis ChallengesFreedom from Capital Gains TaxFlexibility of the Deferred Sales TrustConnect with Rebecca Monson:https://capitalgainstaxsolutions.com/selling-high-end-primary-home-in-tahoe-ca-area-and-facing-huge-capital-gains-tax-with-rebecca-monson/Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here's How »Join the Capital Gains Tax Solutions Community today:capitalgainstaxsolutions.comCapital Gains Tax Solutions FacebookCapital Gains Tax Solutions Twitter
Officials ask tourists not to come to Lake Tahoe over Labor Day weekend, a woman tourist wrote a fake COVID-19 card with 'Maderna' vaccine which gets her arrested in the Honolulu airport, and some fast facts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wayne Resnick fills in for Bill Handel and Laila Muhammad fills in for Jennifer Jones Lee. The dynamic duo combine their powers to provide updates on news topics that include: The Supreme Court has voted to allow a law in Texas that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat has been detected (around 6 months), at least 30 California kids remain stranded in Afghanistan after U.S. forces depart, and COVID has sidelines 16 firefighters battling the Caldor Fire in the Lake Tahoe area.
Nicolle Wallace discusses Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatening companies that comply with requests from the 1/6 select committee. Plus, a near-complete ban on abortion in Texas, GOP disinformation on the Afghanistan withdrawal, the ongoing fight for voting rights, Biden meets with the president of Ukraine, and a wildfire rages at Lake Tahoe. Joined by: Rep. Eric Swalwell, Tim Miller, Eugene Daniels, state Rep. Donna Howard, Katie Barlow, Steve Schmidt, Eddie Glaude, John Heilemann, Nick Corasaniti, Neal Katyal, Ashley Parker, and Jacob Ward
Firefighters in Northern California made more progress Wednesday against the massive Caldor Fire raging near the Lake Tahoe resort area. The flames are now 20 percent contained, after burning more than 204,000 acres since mid-August. Stephanie Sy has the latest. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
The Caldor Fire continues to burn, and tens of thousands of people have evacuated areas around Lake Tahoe, including the 22,000 residents of the city of South Lake Tahoe. The fire is threatening homes, livelihoods, and a place that so many in California know and love. Guest: Ezra David Romero, climate reporter for KQED Episode transcript here: https://bit.ly/3mQugiP This episode was produced by Alan Montecillo and Christopher Beale, and hosted by Ericka Cruz Guevarra. Listen and subscribe to the TahoeLand podcast from Capital Public Radio here.
Alex Stone comes on the show to give an update on the Caldor Fire up near Lake Tahoe. LA County Public Health has reversed course and now says the COVID-19 testing requirements for youth sports is now a recommendation not a mandate. Apparently, US Military working dogs that were left behind in Afghanistan.
In our news wrap Tuesday, nearly 4,000 firefighters in Northern California are racing to defend the Lake Tahoe resort area from the massive Caldor Fire. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued a mask mandate for all public and private schools and child care facilities in the state. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam granted posthumous pardons to seven Black men executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
The Caldor Fire approaches Lake Tahoe after mass evacuation, new emojis are going to be added where there will be a pregnant man, and a woman who left her job wanted to get revenge by destroying the company database! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Dienstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.USA beenden Truppenabzug aus Afghanistan Mit dem Abzug ihrer letzten Soldaten vom Flughafen Kabul haben die USA den Militäreinsatz in Afghanistan nach fast 20 Jahren beendet. General Kenneth McKenzie sagte, damit ende auch die Militärmission zur Evakuierung von Amerikanern, Verbündeten und schutzsuchenden Afghanen. Das letzte US-Militärflugzeug habe eine Minute vor Mitternacht Ortszeit vom Flughafen abgehoben. US-Präsident Joe Biden hatte diesen Dienstag als Stichtag für den US-Truppenabzug gesetzt. Die Taliban feierten den Abzug der US-Truppen. Ein Sprecher twitterte, sein Land habe die völlige Unabhängigkeit erreicht. UN-Sicherheitsrat appelliert an Taliban in Afghanistan Der UN-Sicherheitsrat erhöht den Druck auf die militant-islamistischen Taliban in Afghanistan, die Menschenrechte zu wahren und Ausreisewillige ungehindert passieren zu lassen. In seltener Einigkeit billigte das mächtigste UN-Gremium eine entsprechende Resolution. Das Gremium fordert auch, die Rechte von Frauen, Kindern und Minderheiten aufrechtzuerhalten. Die Entscheidung fiel mit 13 Ja-Stimmen. Die Veto-Mächte China und Russland enthielten sich. Dagegen konnte sich der Rat nicht auf eine "sichere Zone" in Kabul einigen, wie sie der französische Präsident Emmanuel Macron vorgeschlagen hat. Maas berät mit Pakistan über Rettungswege für Afghanen In der pakistanischen Hauptstadt will Bundesaußenminister Heiko Maas seine Gespräche über die Aufnahme afghanischer Schutzsuchender fortsetzen. Nach der Machtübernahme der Taliban in Afghanistan hat Pakistans Botschafter in Deutschland der Aufnahme weiterer Flüchtlinge aus dem Nachbarland eine Absage erteilt. Mohammad Faisal sagte dem "Tagesspiegel", sein Land unterstütze allerdings mit allen Kräften die Ausreise von Afghanen in andere Länder. In Brüssel kommen die EU-Innenminister zu einem Sondertreffen zusammen über Migration und finanzielle Hilfen für die Nachbarstaaten Afghanistans. EU empfiehlt wieder Beschränkungen für Reisende aus den USA Angesichts der steigenden Corona-Infektionszahlen in den USA hat die EU ihren Mitgliedstaaten die Wiedereinführung von Einreisebeschränkungen für US-Touristen empfohlen. Wie der Rat der Europäischen Union mitteilte, wurden die USA sowie Israel, das Kosovo, der Libanon, Montenegro und Nordmazedonien von der Liste der Länder gestrichen, die von den Corona-Einreisebestimmungen ausgenommen werden sollen. Ob sie die Empfehlung Brüssels annehmen, ist zwar den nationalen Regierungen der EU-Staaten überlassen. In der Corona-Pandemie setzen die meisten Mitgliedsstaaten die Empfehlungen jedoch um. China schränkt Zeit für Online-Spiele von Minderjährigen ein Mit harten Beschränkungen will China die Abhängigkeit Minderjähriger von Videospielen im Internet verringern. Künftig dürfen Kinder und Jugendliche nur noch drei Stunden pro Woche spielen - und zwar freitags, samstags und sonntags jeweils von 20 bis 21 Uhr. Zu allen anderen Zeiten wird es Unternehmen untersagt, Spiele anzubieten. Zuletzt waren pro Tag eineinhalb Stunden erlaubt, an Feiertagen durfte drei Stunden gespielt werden. Mit der Neuregelung reagieren die Behörden auf wachsende Sorgen, dass immer mehr Jugendliche eine Spielesucht entwickeln könnten. Waldbrände in Kalifornien bedrohen Ausflugsgebiet Lake Tahoe In dem Ausflugsgebiet um den kalifornischen Lake Tahoe sind tausende Menschen auf der Flucht vor Waldbränden. Sie wurden von den Behörden aufgefordert, das Gebiet um den riesigen Bergsee in der Sierra Nevada zu verlassen. Das seit mehr als zwei Wochen wütende Feuer hatte sich zuletzt in das Urlaubsgebiet im Norden Kaliforniens vorgefressen. Mehr als 3700 Feuerwehrleute kämpfen gegen das sogenannte Caldor-Feuer an, doch der Brand ist erst zu 15 Prozent unter Kontrolle. Westlich von Lake Tahoe brennen mehr als 700 Quadratkilometer, fast 500 Gebäude sind in der Bergregion bereits abgebrannt. Greenpeace feiert 50-jähriges Jubiläum mit Kanzlerin Merkel Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel hat bei einem Festakt in Stralsund der Umweltorganisation Greenpeace zum 50. Geburtstag gratuliert. Ohne Greenpeace wäre vieles im Umweltschutz nicht auf den Weg gebracht worden, sagte Merkel bei der Feier im Meeresmuseum Ozeaneum. Als Beispiele nannte sie das Verbot des kommerziellen Walfangs durch die internationale Walfangkommission 1982 und den Schutz der Antarktis vor kommerziellem Rohstoffabbau. Greenpeace hat heute mehr als 55 Ländervertretungen und über drei Millionen Unterstützer weltweit, davon mehr als 630.000 Fördermitglieder in Deutschland.
An update on the fire near Lake Tahoe. We're a little over 2 weeks away from the Recall Election for California Governor. Apparently Larry Elder lost a friend over supporting Trump according to a new LA Times hit piece. Bernie Sanders has an ad supporting Newsom in the recall.
On this special episode of The World's Greatest Action Sports Podcast, Todd gives us the play-by-play of his horrific stingray bite, sting, stab, thing—it was gnarly. We also got an exclusive interview with Anastasia Ashley from The Ultimate Surfer, we talk to Paul Zitzer about Tony Hawk's Vert Alert, rant about 100 Foot Wave, Tony Hawk and Lil Nas X literal blood feud, getting lip-mangled by worldsurfboardingleague, fires in Lake Tahoe, kite surfer dies in tragfic accident, Eduard Damestoy and Sky Brown go vert, Tom Schaar “Airborne” part is intense, your questions this week are great, Todd likes the show “Outer Banks”, Todd hates stingrays, naked baby sues Nirvana, the Anthony Bourdain doc is amazing, Jake Paul Beats Tyron Woodley or something, and so much more. Presented by: BN3TH @BN3THApparel MASS20 NanocraftCBD @nanocraftCBD MASS20 Bub's Naturals! @bubsnaturals MASS20 Hansen Surfboards @hansensurfboards MASS10 New Greens @newgreens MASS20 Pannikin Coffee And Tea @pannikincoffeeandtea Chemistry Surfboards @chemistrysurfboards YewOnline.com @yewonline Adventure IO @adventureio … and coming soon: Herschel Supply Co. @herschelsupply
In our news wrap Friday, a judge in Florida ruled that school districts in the state can impose mask mandates in the classroom, reversing an executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis banning such mandates. The Texas House easily passed a restrictive new voting rights bill despite months of protests by state Democrats. California officials ordered more fire emergency evacuations in the Lake Tahoe area. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Brad Williams is in studio at the top of Part 2. Brad talks about going to Dodgers stadium to watch them play the cheating Astros. Adam Ray then Zooms into the show from Boston, and talks about his recent Guns N' Roses concert experience. They also discuss The New Kids on the Block, the threesome hypothetical, and ‘My 600-lb Life'. Later, the guys talk about Dolly Parton's thoughts on Britney Spears, and Gina wraps the show with news stories about the plague in Lake Tahoe, and scared horses at the Olympics. Please support today's sponsors: SlumberCloud.com enter CAROLLA10 WordTune.com/ADAM SimpliSafe.com/ADAM Lifelock.com enter ADAM Geico.com