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Today on Boston Public Radio: We begin the show by asking listeners whether or not they think Donald Trump will run in the 2024 Presidential Election. Trenni Kusnierek updates listeners on the latest sports news, including Jon Gruden's resignation as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders following the release of homophobic, racist and misogynistic emails, and the FBI's failure to investigate Larry Nassar. Kusnierek is an anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Boston, as well as a Boston Public Radio contributor. Ali Noorani discusses the scientific achievements of immigrants to the United States amid recent Nobel Prize announcements, and critiques the conditions at the border and treatment of Haitian migrants. Noorani is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the National Immigration Forum. His forthcoming book is Crossing Borders: The Reconciliation of a Nation of Immigrants. Rick Steves reports back from his latest travels to Paris and Mont Blanc, and shares his hopes for his next trip to Europe. Steves is an author, television and radio host and the owner of the Rick Steves' Europe tour group. You can catch his television show, "Rick Steves' Europe," weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on GBH 2 and his radio show, “Travel With Rick Steves,” Sundays at 4 p.m. on GBH. Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III talk about the significance of Indigenous People's Day and the effect of Facebook's outage on religious communities. Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist, the Boston voice for Detour's African American Heritage Trail and co-host of the All Rev'd Up podcast. Price is the founding pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship in Allston, the Inaugural Dean of Africana Studies at Berklee College of Music and co-host of the All Rev'd Up podcast. John King weighs in on the latest political headlines, including Democratic infighting in Washington D.C. and the possibility of Trump running again. King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and anchor of "Inside Politics,” which airs weekdays and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. We end the show by continuing the conversation with listeners about the possibility of a Trump 2024 campaign.
In a year of podcasts, this was the first time that we felt the need to start with a trigger warning. Why? Robert Sylvester Kelly (R. Kelly). Dr. Larry Nassar. Harvey Weinstein. Dr. William H. Cosby. Gerald Arthur Sandusky...and their countless accomplices are our reasons why. Sadly, we could go on and on with the legal names of both the famous and infamous perpetrators of heinous acts of sexual violence and related crimes. As we focus on endurance sport, we realize that many of our male-dominated settings provide ample opportunity for such behavior to spread. (Note well, we are not saying that women are not perpetrators or that same-sex violence does not happen. What we are saying is that the overwhelming majority of such heinous acts are perpetrated by men in power against women and girls...and the majority of those women and girls are not empowered to report bad behavior). Violence against women happens for various reasons that has nothing to do with the women themselves: quid pro quo propositions, hostile work or learning environments...and the hits keep coming via various forms of violence. Rumors, bullying, slut shaming, verbal harassment, unwanted touching. Oh, and let's not forget -- much of this also happens in virtual spaces. Given this, we propose that such “scandals” aren't scandals at all. A scandal is usually relegated to being a rumor or malicious gossip, but that's not true for the victims and survivors. Such violence is their truth, which can happen anywhere -- on a bike ride or at the pool; during an event or in a changing tent; in your local bike shop or in a business meeting. Fortunately, we at least have the U.S. Center for SafeSport as a layer of protection, however we need much more than just protocols, policies, and procedures. Change management doesn't occur just because some meaningless phrases are on a sheet of paper. They occur with deep personal work, ongoing awareness, and interrupting the bad behavior of the Roberts, Larrys, Harveys, Williams, and Gerald. Photo credit: Icon Sportswire/Getty Images
Sarah Klein is an attorney, an advocate for victims of sexual abuse, and a former competitive gymnast. Sarah is also one of the first known victims of former Olympic Women's Gymnastics Larry Nassar, and in July 2018, at the ESPYs, Sarah accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on behalf of herself and the hundreds of other survivors of Nassar's sexual abuse. Prior recipients of the Ashe award include Nelson Mandela, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and Robin Roberts. Today, Sarah is a widely respected advocate for legal, cultural, and political change. Her op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer, “I lobbied to change the law after I was abused by Larry Nassar,” caught the attention of Pennsylvania's Attorney General, and she has worked in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and elsewhere for legal reform that will bring survivors healing and justice. Sarah believes that the time has come for the law to impose upon abusers and their enablers, both institutions and individuals, the legal consequences they deserve. Are you looking to get stories like Sarah's out to the masses and make a change in the world? One of the best tools is by hosting your own Purpose Driven Podcast! I've developed an online course for you to do it affectively. Start Today and make a difference. Join us at Growth Now Summit LIVE in May - less than 60 tickets left!
Recently, some elite American gymnasts gave some heartbreaking testimony about the FBI's mishandling of their allegations against Larry Nassar. Anney and Samantha give an update on what's going on. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the failure of the FBI in investigating the abuse of Larry Nassar and the inaction of the US judicial system in prosecuting the agents responsible for these failures, sexual abuse of players at Ohio State University and the use of the threat of sexual abuse as a motivator for training by coaches, the endemic culture in college sports that enables such abuse as a result of the pursuit of profitability, and the Qatar government's cover up of the deaths of migrant workers as the country prepares to host the World Cup.Recorded and aired on Friday, September 17th, 2021 in Washington, DC.If you enjoy Redspin Sports, please consider supporting our work on Patreon so we can produce more of it. The editing, equipment, podcast hosting, and other costs are the biggest barriers in the way of being able to churn out more content on a consistent basis.https://www.patreon.com/redspinsports...Follow us on Twitter:@RedspinSports (Twitter and IG)@Nate6Wallace (Nathaniel Wallace)@BrotherFlourish (Michael Sampson)@JuiceTinTweets (Justin Williams)https://www.facebook.com/RedspinSport...Checkout Redspin Sports on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and iHeart Radio."By Any Means Necessary" airs on the radio in Washington DC and Kansas City, and streams worldwide every weekday afternoon from 2-4 pm EST.@SeanBlackmon9 (Twitter)@LuqmanNation1 (Twitter)@BAMNecessary (Twitter)
The FBI seemingly has a pattern of ignoring serious allegations of sexual assault. We've seen it in the Epstein case as well as others and now we see it in HD in the case against Larry Nasser. Join me as I dive in!To contact me:email@example.comSource:https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/15/politics/gymnasts-senate-judiciary-committee-larry-nassar-hearing/index.html
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Everyone Needs to Be Managed: Michael Poterala, Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel at the University of Maryland, speaks with Richard Levick of LEVICK and discusses lessons learned from years working both in private practice and at three universities including Maryland, Michigan State and North Carolina State. He left MSU before the Larry Nassar crisis had matriculated and was at Maryland for two crises and advocates the power and importance of the apology, of doing the right thing and the need for oversight, even at the highest levels.
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has four gymnastics moves named after her. She's the G.O.A.T (greatest of all time) despite what she went through in Tokyo. And to many, she's the greatest because of what she did in Tokyo. Simone Biles' greatest legacy may be the fact that she went public with her mental health challenges brought on by the pressure of the Olympics and the public attention of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. Biles let people everywhere know that it's OK to not be OK. In doing so, she started a global conversation on mental health and anxiety that clearly needed to be had after the world has shared in a brutal pandemic experience. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates four in 10 adults this year are dealing with anxiety or a full-blown depressive disorder. And that's just the people who've reached out for help. The reality is likely much higher given the stress of pandemic life. Biles proved sometimes you have to step back in order to step back in. And, say it with me, that's OK. This fall, Biles and many of her teammates and gymnastics friends are touring the country with the "Gold Over America Tour." She's proving you can move forward, despite any challenges you face. She and her Tokyo teammate Jordan Chiles are my guests in this week's episode. On this Dying to Ask: How to keep going when the whole world knows your business How to live forward when the world wants to look back And what it's like to be on a tour bus with Simone Biles and Jordan Chiles
Today, in the Hot Notes: high profile targets of subpoenas from the Select Committee on the Insurrection are planning to defy them; the battle over the debt ceiling and the filibuster continues; New top federal prosecutors have been confirmed by the Senate for the SDNY and the EDNY; the DoJ is reconsidering charging FBI agents in the Larry Nassar case; a group of legal heavyweights has asked a DC court panel to investigate Jeffrey Clarke for his role in trying to overturn the election; vaccines have saved tens of thousands of lives according to a new study; plus Allison and Dana deliver your good news. Follow our guest: Hugo Lowell https://twitter.com/hugolowell https://www.theguardian.com/profile/hugo-lowell Follow AG and Dana on Twitter: Dr. Allison Gill https://twitter.com/allisongill Dana Goldberg https://twitter.com/DGComedy Follow Aimee on Instagram: Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) Have some good news, a confession, a correction, or a case for Beans Court? https://www.dailybeanspod.com/confessional/ Want to support the show and get it ad-free and early? https://dailybeans.supercast.tech/ Or https://patreon.com/thedailybeans Promo Codes Go to http://magicspoon.com/DAILYBEANS to grab your delicious cereal and try it today! And be sure to use our promo code DAILYBEANS at checkout to save five dollars off your order! Join the over 800,000 people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional. Special offer for DAILYBEANS listeners, get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/DAILYBEANS. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to http://UPSTART.com/DAILYBEANS. Quince goods are not only gorgeous, high quality and sold at radically lower prices, they're also made in a sustainable way. To get from fifty to eighty percent off top of the line clothing and home goods, PLUS free shipping, text DAILY to 64000. Terms apply, available at onequince.com/Terms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Context of White Supremacy hosts The Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how best to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP. We'll use these sessions to hone our use of words as tools to reveal truth, neutralize White people. We'll examine news reports from the past seven days and – hopefully – promote a constructive dialog. #ANTIBLACKNESS The self-proclaimed "pied piper of R&B" R. Kelly was found guilty on charges of racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child and other lurid sex crimes. He scheduled for sentencing in May of this year, and numerous legal experts suspect Kelly, 54, will die in greater confinement. As opposed to connecting this case to Simone Biles's abuse at the hands of Larry Nassar, the defunct Boy Scouts of America, or the countless other examples of children being de-valued and sexually exploited, this case was generally isolated as a "victory" for black "girls and women," and/or an example of the disregard for black females. When not bashing R. Kelly, mainstream news outlets paused briefly to excoriate a small number of black male NBA players who've hesitated to receive vaccinations. A number of black people have been employed to join in ridiculing - sometimes name-calling - black people for their medical choices. #WhiteSupremacyIsTerrorism INVEST in The COWS – http://paypal.me/TheCOWS Cash App: https://cash.app/$TheCOWS CALL IN NUMBER: 720.716.7300 CODE: 564943#
Saturday, October 2nd 9:00PM Eastern/ 6:00PM Pacific The Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how best to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP. We'll use these sessions to hone our use of words as tools to reveal truth, neutralize White people. We'll examine news reports from the past seven days and – hopefully – promote a constructive dialog. #ANTIBLACKNESS The self-proclaimed "pied piper of R&B" R. Kelly was found guilty on charges of racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child and other lurid sex crimes. He scheduled for sentencing in May of this year, and numerous legal experts suspect Kelly, 54, will die in greater confinement. As opposed to connecting this case to Simone Biles's abuse at the hands of Larry Nassar, the defunct Boy Scouts of America, or the countless other examples of children being de-valued and sexually exploited, this case was generally isolated as a "victory" for black "girls and women," and/or an example of the disregard for black females. When not bashing R. Kelly, mainstream news outlets paused briefly to excoriate a small number of black male NBA players who've hesitated to receive vaccinations. A number of black people have been employed to join in ridiculing - sometimes name-calling - black people for their medical choices. #WhiteSupremacyIsTerrorism INVEST in The COWS – http://paypal.me/TheCOWS Invest in The C.O.W.S. - https://cash.app/$TheCOWS CALL IN NUMBER: 720.716.7300 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. Radio Program is specifically engineered for black & non-white listeners - Victims of White Supremacy. The purpose of this program is to provide Victims of White Supremacy with constructive information and suggestions on how to counter Racist Woman & Racist Man. Phone: 1-605-313-5164 - Access Code 564943# Hit star *6 & 1 to enter caller cue
This week's bad boys are last week's bad boys but this is the second part of the episode and it's about bad boy Larry Nassar. CW: Sexual assault Resources for survivors and victims of domestic violence can be found at www.thehotline.org For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).
The Ladies of Three's Tea Podcast are still enjoying Self-Care Awareness Month. In episode 5, Jade Griffin (@itsjadetho on IG/Twitter), Alexandria Davis (@Withlove_a_) and Miranda Dunn (@its_RANdemonium) head straight in to Culture with the Fat Joe Ja Rule Verzuz battle, the 2021 Met Gala, Jhonni Blaze is missing, Tiffany & Common are the cutest, Biden is monitoring $600 transactions through PayPal, Cashapp,etc., Biden mandating vaccine for businesses with over 100 employees, Dalvin and the doorbell, Simone Biles and other gymnast testify against Larry Nassar, Cali man charged with 40-years after fraud, iPhone 13 releasing September 24th, Nicki Minaj & the vaccine excuse, Rick Ross gets his drivers license and the Anniversary of 911. The ladies then head in to Lifestyle with updates on new shows, movies, and the BOTW. The tea gets real juicy when the ladies slide into their Womanhood topic, "Don't Let These Jobs Stress You!". Subscribe to our Podcast.
In June 2015, the FBI in Indianapolis was notified that Larry Nassar, a doctor for Olympic caliber gymnasts, was sexually abusing his underage patients. In this episode, hear highlights from a riveting Senate hearing with testimony from Maggie Nichols, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Simone Biles and get all the details presented in an Inspector General report explaining why the FBI did nothing to stop Larry Nassar for over a year while he continued to abuse dozens of additional young girls. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Documentaries Athlete A. Netflix. Hannah Shaw-Williams. June 24, 2020. “Athlete A True Story: What Netflix's Documentary Leaves Out” Screen Rant. Government Documents and Reports Office of the Inspector General. July 2021. Investigation and Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar (21-093). United States Department of Justice. Office of the Inspector General. 2021. “DOJ OIG Releases Report of Investigation and Review of the FBI's Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar.” U.S. Department of Justice. Senator Jerry Moran and Senator Richard Blumenthal. July 30, 2019. The Courage of Survivors: A Call to Action. Senate Olympics Investigation. Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. September 8, 2016. “Jane JD Doe Complaint: Case Number 34-2016-00200075.” Superior Court of California, Sacramento. News Coverage Grace Segers. September 15, 2021. “Gymnasts Rip the FBI for Its Failure to Stop Larry Nassar's Serial Sexual Abuses.” The New Republic. Rebecca Shabad. September 15, 2021. “FBI fires agent accused of failing to investigate Nassar sex-abuse allegations.” NBC News. Kara Berg. September 8, 2021. “How much Michigan State has paid in wake of Larry Nassar scandal.” The Lansing State Journal. Sayantani Nath. February 25, 2021. “Who owns Twistars USA gym now? John Geddert sold gym infamous for Larry Nassar's sexual abuse before suicide.” MEAWW (Media, Entertainment, Arts WorldWide). Reuters. February 25, 2021. “Nassar Whistleblower Repeats Call for USAG Decertification.” U.S. News & World Report. Dan Barry, Serge F. Kovaleski and Juliet Macur. February 3, 2018. “As F.B.I. Took a Year to Pursue the Nassar Case, Dozens Say They Were Molested.” The New York Times. Matthew Futterman, Louise Radnofsky and Rebecca Davis O'Brien. June 2, 2017. “Former U.S. Gymnastics Chief Received $1 Million Severance Package.” The Wall Street Journal. Tim Evans, Mark Alesia, and Marisa Kwiatkowski. September 12, 2016. “Former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of abuse.” The Indianapolis Star. Marisa Kwiatkowski, Mark Alesia and Tim Evans. August 4, 2016. “A blind eye to sex abuse: How USA Gymnastics failed to report cases.” The Indianapolis Star. Matt Krantz. September 13, 2013. “2008 crisis still hangs over credit-rating firms.” USA Today. Audio Sources Dereliction of Duty: Examining the Inspector General's Report on the FBI's Handling of the Larry Nassar Investigation Senate Judiciary Committee September 15, 2021 Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Inspector General's report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation, after receiving testimony from Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, and Christopher A. Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, both of the Department of Justice; Simone Biles, Houston, Texas; McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, California; Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minnesota; and Aly Raisman, Boston, Massachusetts. Sound Clips 47:54 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): By the time Nassar was convicted and sentenced in federal and Michigan State court, over 150 survivors had come forward to recount the impact of these horrific crimes. Today we believe Nasser abused more than 300 athletes before he was brought to justice. 48:20 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Between 2018 and 2019, a subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee led by our colleagues, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Jerry Moran conducted an 18 month investigation into this case. The investigation concluded that the US Olympic Committee in the USA Gymnastics knowingly concealed abuse by masseur between the summer of 2015 and September of 2016. The Senate passed two bills aimed at addressing the failures in the Nasser case with overwhelming bipartisan support that protecting young victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017, sponsored by Senator Feinstein, and the umpiring Olympic Paralympic amateur athletes act of 2020 by Senators Moran and Blumenthal both extended the duty of certain adults to report suspected child abuse. These are good and important steps. But the reporting requirement in both laws is not worth much if law enforcement and the FBI failed to respond and immediately and aggressively investigate the abuse cases. 51:57 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): We'll also hear from the Inspector General and the FBI Director, who owe these young women in this committee an explanation of what the FBI is doing to ensure that this never happens again. And I'll add that I am disappointed. We asked the Justice Department to testify about their decision not to prosecute the two FBI officials who made false statements to the Attorney General. I understand it's a long standing department policy not to comment on decisions not to prosecute, but robust oversight of the Department of Justice is a core responsibility of this committee, committed to ensuring that committee members have an opportunity to question the Department of Justice about this issue at an oversight hearing in the fall. 56:44 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): I suspect there's much more to that story. One issue not talked about much is that the FBI has a division in Washington DC, known as the Violent Crimes Against Children unit. This component of headquarters was notified by two of its field offices about the Nassar allegations way back in 2015, and 2016, respectively. The Children's unit employs subject matter experts so it is well position in FBI to guide those field officers on their duties in child exploitation cases. Because it's housed at headquarters, this children's unit also was uniquely positioned to play a coordinating role by supervising case transfers to the appropriate FBI field offices. And this unit was well positioned to offer qualitative supervision of field offices' work. 58:19 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): The Children's unit helped develop a white paper, or more accurately, a whitewash, after the Nassar case attracted national attention. Ensuring that truthful information was provided about the FBI's role in this investigation was clearly not the main priority. This is a serious problem at the heart of the FBI. Not a case of a few errant agents. 1:00:12 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): Finally, I want to mention that I'm working on legislation to close the legislative loophole in the sex tourism statute that the Inspector General flagged in his report. This gap in the law allowed Larry Nassar to evade federal prosecution for assaulting children while traveling abroad. 1:26:34 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Our first witness Simone Biles, one of the greatest gymnast of all time. She is the first woman to capture five all round world championship titles and the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in World Championships history. 25 medals overall, she is a seven time Olympic medalist. Her extraordinary accomplishments have received widespread recognition including two Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year awards. 1:27:18 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): McKayla Maroney was a member of the American women's gymnastics team dubbed the Fierce Five at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won a gold medal in team competition and an individual silver medal in the vault. She was also a member of the American team at the 2011 World Championships where she won gold medals in the team and vault competitions and the 2013 World Championships where she defended her vault title and we frequently see her on TV jumping on a roof. 1:27:48 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Our next witness Maggie Nichols led the University of Oklahoma women's gymnastics team to Team national championships in 2017 and 2019, also winning six individual titles. She represented the United States at the 2015 World Championships where she won a gold medal in team competition and a bronze medal on floor exercise. She also holds several USA Gymnastics national championship medals. 1:28:15 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Finally, Aly Raisman, one of the most accomplished American gymnast of all time, two time Olympian, team captain of the 2012 and 2016 women's gymnastics team captured six Olympic and four World Championship medals, including an individual silver medal in the 2016 Olympic all around and gold medals in team competition in 2012 and 2016. A leader on and off the floor. Reisman uses her platform to advocate for abuse prevention and education. 1:32:25 Simone Biles: USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee knew that I was abused by their official team doctor long before I was ever made aware of their knowledge. In May of 2015, Rhonda Faehn, the former head of USA Gymnastics women's program, was told by my friend and teammate, Maggie Nichols, that she suspected I, too was a victim. I didn't understand the magnitude of what was happening until the Indianapolis Star published its article in the fall of 2016, entitled, "former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of abuse." Yet while I was a member of the 2016 US Olympic team, neither USAG USOPC nor the FBI ever contacted me or my parents, while others had been informed and investigations were ongoing. I had been left to wonder why was not taught until after the Rio Games. This is the largest case of sexual abuse in the history of American sport. And although, there has been a fully independent investigation of the FBI his handling of the case, neither USAG nor USOPC have ever been made the subject of the same level of scrutiny. These are the entities entrusted with the protection of our sport and our athletes. And yet it feels like questions of responsibility and organizational failures remain unanswered. 1:34:30 Simone Biles: We have been failed and we deserve answers. Nassar is where he belongs, but those who enabled him deserve to be held accountable. If they are not, I am convinced that this will continue to happen to others, across Olympic sports. In reviewing the OIGs report, it really feels like the FBI turned a blind eye to us and went out of its way to help protect USAG and USOPC. A message needs to be sent. If you allow a predator to harm children, the consequences will be swift and severe. 1:37:00 McKayla Maroney: As most of you are probably aware, I was molested by the US Gymnastics National Team and Olympic Team doctor, Larry Nasser, and in actuality, he turned out to be more of a pedophile than he was a doctor. What I'm trying to bring to your attention today is something incredibly disturbing and illegal. After telling my entire story of abuse to the FBI in the Summer of 2015, not only did the FBI not report my abuse, but when they eventually documented my report, 17 months later, they made entirely false claims about what I said. After reading the Office of Inspector General's OIG report, I was shocked and deeply disappointed at this narrative they chose to fabricate, they chose to lie about what I said and protect a serial child molester, rather than protect not only me, but countless others. My story is one which Special Agent in Charge Jay Abbott and his subordinates did not want you to hear. And it's time that I tell you. In the summer of 2015, like I said, I was scheduled to speak to the FBI about my abuse with Larry Nasser over the phone. I was too sick to go meet with anyone in person. And talking about this abuse would give me PTSD for days. But I chose to speak about it to try and make a difference and protect others. I remember sitting on my bedroom floor for nearly three hours as I told them what happened to me. I hadn't even told my own mother about these facts. But I thought as uncomfortable and as hard as it was to tell my story, I was going to make a difference, and hopefully protecting others from the same abuse. I answered all of their questions honestly and clearly. And I disclosed all of my molestations I had entered by Nassar to them in extreme detail. They told me to start from the beginning. I told them about the sport of gymnastics, how you make the national team, and how I came to meet Larry Nassar when I was 13 at a Texas camp. I told him that the first thing Larry Nassar ever said to me was to change into shorts with no underwear, because that would make it easier for him to work on me. And within minutes, he had his fingers in my vagina. The FBI then immediately asked, Did he insert his fingers into your rectum? I said, No, he never did. They asked if he used gloves. I said no, he never did. They asked if this treatment ever helped me. I said no, it never did. This treatment was 100% abuse and never gave me any relief. I then told the FBI about Tokyo, the day he gave me a sleeping pill for the plane ride, to then work on me later that night. That evening, I was naked, completely alone with him on top of me molesting me for hours. I told them I thought I was going to die that night, because there was no way that he would let me go. But he did. I told them I walked the halls of a Tokyo hotel at 2am, at only 15 years old. I began crying at the memory over the phone. And there was just dead silence. I was so shocked at the agent's silence and disregard for my trauma. After that minute of silence he asked "Is that all?" Those words in itself was one of the worst moments of this entire process for me, to have my abuse be minimized and disregarded by the people who were supposed to protect me. Just to feel like my abuse was not enough. But the truth is my abuse was enough, and they wanted to cover it up. USA Gymnastics in concert with the FBI and the Olympic Committee or working together to conceal that Larry Nassar was a predator. I then proceeded to tell them about London, and how he'd signed me up last on his sheet so he could molest me for hours twice a day. I told them how he molested me right before I won my team gold medal. How he gave me presents, bought me caramel macchiatos and bread when I was hungry. I even sent them screenshots of Nassar's last text to me, which was "Michaela, I love how you see the world with rose colored glasses. I hope you continue to do so." This was very clear cookie cutter pedophilia and abuse. And this is important because I told the FBI all of this, and they chose to falsify my report and to not only minimize my abuse, but silence me yet again. I thought given the severity of the situation, they would act quickly for the sake of protecting other girls, but instead, it took them 14 months to report anything when Larry Nassar, in my opinion, should have been in jail that day. 1:42:00 McKayla Maroney: According to the OIG report, about 14 months after I disclosed my abuse to the FBI, nearly a year and a half later, the FBI agent who interviewed me in 2015 decided to write down my statement, a statement that the OIG report determined to be materially false. 1:42:33 McKayla Maroney: What is the point of reporting abuse if our own FBI agents are going to take it upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer? 1:42:55 McKayla Maroney: What's even more upsetting to me is that we now we know that these FBI agents have committed an obvious crime. They falsified my statement, and that is illegal in itself. Yet no recourse has been taken against them. The Department of Justice refused to prosecute these individuals. Why? Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco couldn't even bring herself to be here today. And it is the Department of Justice's job to hold them accountable. 1:43:25 McKayla Maroney: I am tired of waiting for people to do the right thing, because my abuse was enough and we deserve justice. These individuals clearly violated policies and were negligent in executing their duties. And in doing so, more girls were abused by Larry Nasser for over a year. To not indict these agents is a disservice to me and my teammates. It is a disservice to the system which was built to protect all of us from abuse. It was a disservice to every victim who suffered needlessly at the hands of Larry Nassar after I spoke up. Why are public servants whose job is to protect getting away with this? This is not justice. Enough is enough. Today, I ask you all to hear my voice. I ask you please do all that is in your power to ensure that these individuals are held responsible and accountable for ignoring my initial report, for lying about my initial report, and for covering up for a child molester. 1:44:30 McKayla Maroney: I would like to express my deep gratitude to the United States Senate, a very powerful institution, that from the very beginning has fought for us rather than against us. 1:46:47 Maggie Nichols After I reported my abuse to USA Gymnastics, my family and I were told by their former president, Steve Penny, to keep quiet and not say anything that could hurt the FBI investigation. We now know there was no real FBI investigation occurring. While my complaints with the FBI, Larry Nassar continued to abuse women and girls. During this time the FBI issued no search warrants and made no arrests. From the day I reported my molestation by Nassar, I was treated differently by USAG. Not only did the FBI fail to conduct a thorough investigation, but they also knew that USAG and the USOPC created a false narrative where Larry Nasser was allowed to retire with his reputation intact and returned to Michigan State University, thus allowing dozens of little girls to be molested. As the Inspector General's report details during this time period, FBI agents did not properly documented evidence failed to report proper authorities and the Special Agent in Charge was seeking to become the new director of security for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. A job opportunity raised by Steve Penny. 1:51:20 Aly Raisman: In 2015, it was known that at least six national team athletes had been abused by Nassar. There was even one of the athletes that was abused on film. Given our abusers unfettered access to children, stopping him should have been a priority. Instead, the following occurred. The FBI failed to interview pertinent parties in a timely manner. It took over 14 months for the FBI to contact me, despite my many requests to be interviewed by them. The records establish that Steve Penney, FBI agent Jay Abbott, and their subordinates worked to conceal Nassar's crimes. Steve Penney arranged with the FBI to conduct my interview at the Olympic Training Center, where I was under the control and observation of USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. The day of my interview, Steve Penny flew to the Olympic Training Center, and he made sure I was aware he was there. I felt pressured by the FBI to consent to Nassar's plea deal. The agent diminish the significance of my abuse and it made me feel my criminal case wasn't worth pursuing. Special Agent in Charge of investigating Nassar met Steve penny for beers to discuss job opportunities in the Olympic movement. Another FBI agent work with Steve penny to determine jurisdiction without interviewing the survivors. I've watched multiple high ranking officials at USAG, USOPC and FBI resign or retire without explanation of how they may have contributed to the problem, some of whom were publicly thanked for their service and rewarded with severance or bonus money. My reports of abuse were not only buried by USAG USOPC, but they were also mishandled by federal law enforcement officers who failed to follow their most basic duties. The FBI and others within both USAG and USOPC knew that Nasser molested children and did nothing to restrict his access. Steve Penny and any USAG employee could have walked a few steps to file a report with the Indiana Child Protective Services since they shared the same building. Instead, they quietly allowed Nassar to slip out the side door knowingly allowing him to continue his “work” at MSU Sparrow hospital, a USAG Club, and even run for school board. Nassar found more than 100 new victims to molest. It was like serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter. 1:54:33 Aly Raisman: USAG and USOPC have a long history of enabling abuse by turning a blind eye. Both organizations knew of Nassar's abuse long before it became public. Although you wouldn't know that by reading their press releases, which would have you and their corporate sponsors believe that athletes safety comes first. We have called for a fully independent factual investigation for years now, because I and these women who sit before you know firsthand, these organizations and their public statements are not to be trusted. They claim they want accountability, but then seek to restrict which staff can be interviewed, which documents can be examined and claim attorney client privilege over and over again. The so called investigations these organizations orchestrated were not designed to provide the answers we so critically need. Why are we left to guess why USAG and USOPC deliberately ignored reported abuse? Was it to protect the value of the sponsorships? The LA 28 bid? their own jobs? to avoid criminal liability, perhaps. But why must we speculate when the facts are obtainable and the stakes are so high? 1:56:04 Aly Raisman: Why would duly sworn federal law enforcement officers ignore reports of abuse by a doctor across state lines and country borders for a future job opportunity? Or whether additional incentives and pressures? Why must we speculate when the facts are obtainable and the stakes are so high 1:57:00 Aly Raisman: Without knowing who knew what when, we cannot identify all enablers or determine whether they are still in positions of power. We just can't fix a problem we don't understand 2:04:28 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): I Hope this isn't something so sensitive, you don't feel you can talk about it. But do you have any thoughts or inputs to share about SafeSport, the national nonprofit entity that has been tasked by Congress with handling allegations from amateur athletes? Aly Raisman: Yeah, I personally think safe sport is...I'm trying to be respectful here...I don't like safe sport. I hear from many survivors that they report their abuse and it's like playing hot potato where someone else kicks it over to somebody else, and they don't hear back for a really long time. I think a really big issue is that safe sport is funded by USA Gymnastics or the United States Olympic Committee. I'm not sure exactly what the correct terminology is. But if you're SafeSport and you are funded by the organization you're investigating, they're likely not going to do the right thing. And so I think that it needs to be completely separate. And I personally think SafeSport needs a lot of work. And I know from many survivors and you know, my mom has personally reported things to safesport, but we've followed up so many times, they say we can't help you or they either ignore us or pass it on to somebody else and the person they pass it on to says they kick it back to them. It's just a complete mess and the priority doesn't seem to be safety and well being of athletes. It seems to be protecting USA Gymnastics and doing everything to keep the PR good. 2:10:15 Aly Raisman: Because the FBI made me feel like my abuse didn't count and it wasn't a big deal. And I remember sitting there with the FBI agent and him trying to convince me that it wasn't that bad. And it's taken me years of therapy to realize that my abuse was bad that it does matter. 2:11:33 Simone Biles: Okay, one more to add -- we also want to see them, at least be federally prosecuted to the fullest extent because they need to be held accountable. 3:03:54 FBI Director Christopher Wray: I want to be crystal clear, the actions and inaction of the FBI employees detailed in this report are totally unacceptable. These individuals betrayed the core duty that they have of protecting people. They failed to protect young women and girls from abuse. The work we do certainly is often complicated and uncertain, and we're never going to be perfect, but the kinds of fundamental errors that were made in this case in 2015 and 2016 should never have happened. 3:06:37 FBI Director Christopher Wray: When I received the Inspector General's report and saw that the Supervisory Special Agent in Indianapolis had failed to carry out even the most basic parts of the job, I immediately made sure he was no longer performing the functions of a Special Agent, and I can now tell you that that individual no longer works for the FBI in any capacity. 03:07:01 FBI Director Christopher Wray: As for the former Indianapolis specialists in charge, the descriptions of his behavior also reflect violations of the FBI, his long standing code of conduct and the ethical obligations for all FBI employees, especially senior officials. Now that individual has been gone for the Bureau for about three and a half years having retired in January of 2018. Before any review launched and I will say I will say it is extremely frustrating that we are left with little disciplinary recourse when people retire before their cases can be adjudicated. 3:11:10 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: Let me briefly just summarize the results of our investigation. In July 2015, USA Gymnastics reported the sexual assault allegations against Nassar to the FBI Indianapolis field office. USA Gymnastics officials described graphic information that had been provided by Ms. Maroney, Ms. Nichols and Ms. Raisman, and informed the FBI that all three athletes were available to be interviewed. However, it wasn't until six weeks later, on September 2, that the Indianapolis office interviewed Ms. Maroney by telephone as you heard, and neither Ms. Nichols nor Ms. Raisman were ever interviewed by that office. Moreover, the Indianapolis office did not formally document its interview of Ms. Maroney at the time, or its July meeting with USA Gymnastics. The Office also didn't formally open an investigation or an assessment of the matter. Immediately following that September 2 interview, the Indianapolis office and local federal prosecutors concluded there was no venue in Indianapolis for the federal investigation. Both offices also had serious questions as to whether there was federal criminal jurisdiction, as opposed to state or local jurisdiction. Yet the Indianapolis Field Office didn't advise state or local authorities about the allegations and didn't take any actions to mitigate the risks to gymnast that Nassar was continuing to treat. Further, that office failed to transfer the case to the FBI office that actually might have had venue, despite informing USA Gymnastics that it had actually done so. 3:12:45 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: After eight months of FBI inactivity, in May 2016, USA Gymnastics officials contacted the FBI Los Angeles field office to report the same allegations that they had provided to the Indianapolis office. Following this meeting, the LA office opened a federal investigation and undertook numerous investigative steps. But, critically, it didn't contact state or local authorities and it didn't take action to mitigate the ongoing threat presented by Nassar. 3:13:13 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: It wasn't until August 2016 when Michigan State University Police, that police department, received a separate sexual assault complaint from another gymnast. And in September 2016, the next month, the MSU Police Department executed a court authorized search of Nassar's residence. Among other things, they seized devices containing over 30,000 images of child pornography. 3:13:42 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: According to civil court documents, approximately 70 or more young athletes were allegedly sexually abused by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment between July 2015, when the FBI first received these allegations, until September 2016. 3:14:00 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: We further found that when the FBI's handling of the Nassar matter came under scrutiny in 2017 and 2018, Indianapolis officials provided inaccurate information to make it appear that they had actually been diligent in their follow-up efforts, and did so in part by blaming others. In addition, it resulted in the Indianapolis Supervisory Special Agent drafting a summary of his telephonic interview of Ms. Maroney from 2015. That summary included statements, as you heard from Ms. Maroney, that didn't accurately reflect what she had told them and could have actually jeopardized the criminal investigations by including false information that could have bolstered Nasser's defense. Further, we concluded that that agent made false testimony statements to the OIG in two interviews that we conducted. 3:14:55 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: We also learned during our investigation that in the fall of 2015, the FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge, Jay Abbott, met with USA Gymnastics president, Steve Penny, at a bar and discussed a potential job opportunity with the US Olympic Committee. Thereafter, Abbott engaged with Penny about both his interest in the US Olympic Committee job and the Nassar investigation, while at the same time participating in Nassar investigation discussions at the FBI. Abbott applied for the US Olympic Committee position in 2017. But wasn't selected. We determined that Abbott's actions violated the FBI's clear conflicts of interest policy. We also found that Abbott made false statements to the OIG and my agents in two interviews that we conducted. 3:19:21 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So we have something called CAFI's, which are Child Adolescent Forensic Interviewers. These are interviewers who are specially trained in the unique sensitivities of what it takes to interview people, victims, survivors of these kinds of crimes. And one of the reforms that we've put in place is to make crystal clear in policy that interviews of individuals like Miss Raisman should be conducted with those kinds of interviewers and they should not be conducted telephonically, they should be conducted in person wherever possible. That was true before, we've made it more clear now, and we're putting training in place --mandatory training. 3:20:12 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): General Horowitz, did any of the FBI employees or agents involved in this case deliberately misrepresent any facts to you and your investigation? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: They did. We found both that the person who wrote the report that Ms. Maroney testified about falsely testified to us about what he did in connection with that report, as well as other matters that we asked him about and Special Agent in Charge Abbott made false statements to us about the steps he took in 2015 when these allegations came in, but also about his job seeking efforts with the US Olympic Committee. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Do these deliberate misrepresentations reach the level of criminal violation? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: Well, we found that they violated criminal law sufficiently that in what we do at that point is make the referral to prosecutors to assess them because that's who needs to make the decision whether or not there will be charges brought. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Director Wray, what happened next? FBI Director Christopher Wray: Well, as inspector general Horowitz said, those were referred to the prosecutors over at the Justice Department and they're the ones that made the decision. As I understand it from Inspector General Horowitz's report the prosecutors at the Justice Department on two separate occasions, both in 2020 and then again in 2021, declined to prosecute, but I really would defer to the Justice Department for those. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Are you personally aware or professionally aware of any facts or circumstances that would lead to that decision? FBI Director Christopher Wray: I am not. 3:22:49 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So there's a whole bunch of things we've done differently. First, we've accepted every single one of Inspector General Horowitz's recommendations, and then some. We've already begun implementing all of those. We are strengthening policies, we're strengthening procedures. We're taking training, we're strengthening our systems, all building in double checked triple checks, safeguards, oversight, different ways of making sure that we cannot have as occurred here, in certain instances, a single point of failure. That's one of the lessons here that is just totally unacceptable. And so part of what's built in is a bunch of, as I said, double and triple, even quadruple checks to make sure that that doesn't happen, both in terms of how the initial reports are handled with the appropriate urgency, but also in terms of communication. One of the important recommendations from Inspector General Horowitz is reporting to state local law enforcement, as well as communications between field offices, transfers between field offices. 3:31:20 FBI Director Christopher Wray: My understanding of the most senior individual involved, based on looking at the thorough and independent investigation that Inspector General Horowitz conducted, was that the most senior individual with knowledge and responsibility was the Special Agent in Charge in Indianapolis, Mr. Abbott. 3:32:23 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: FBI policies don't require the level of detail and reporting to the headquarters unit that would, for example, put the responsibility directly on them to have notified state local authorities. 3:56:55 Senator Chris Coons (D-DE): My impression from what she'd said, and what I've read is that their concern is that USA Gymnastics and the Olympic Committee have thrown a variety of roadblocks into a genuinely thorough investigation into whether there had or hadn't been previous incidents similar to Dr. Nassar, either in USA Gymnastics or within sports more broadly. It is hard to believe that this is the only time that there's been a failing of this scale. Given, Director Wray, when you just said about the 16,000 arrests, we all know that the horror of child sexual abuse is tragically far more widespread in this country and around the world than any of us would like to see. So first. Mr. Horwitz, do you think there is still a pressing need? And who would be the appropriate entity to conduct that? And what if any advice do you have for us on respecting her request to this committee? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: It's a great question, Senator Coons. And, frankly, as you indicated, the reason we can do a report like this and other reports that we've been able to do is because of the statutory authorities that we've been given by the Congress that make us independent. And by the way, picking up on something Miss Raisman said, which was very perceptive, about who is funding the oversight, as you know, back in 2008, we were given an independent budget line so that our budget is not coming from the Justice Department, but is being set by an independent appropriator. I don't know, as I sit here, frankly, what the oversight mechanisms are currently on USOC and the other entities. But actually, one of the things I did have a chance to talk with Senator Blumenthal about during the break was the importance of given what I'd heard from these gymnast's, the very issue you just mentioned, which is thinking about what is the right independent oversight mechanism of those bodies, which are not just private entities, right? These are organizations that have been sanctioned by Congress to oversee our US athletes, and they need strong oversight as well and I'm happy to work with you as well Senator, and the committee, in thinking about how to do that because we are seeing the IG (Inspector General) model replicated in many places, as you know, across the country, including many state and local entities. 4:04:55 Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN): What steps are you taking to ensure that the agents communicate allegations of sexual assault with local law enforcement? FBI Director Christopher Wray: So we've enhanced our policies and procedures on the specific issue of reporting sake and local law enforcement built in. Now they have to document it, which they didn't have to before. And that builds in, as inspector general Horowitz referred to, an ability to hold them accountable. They have to alert their supervisors. So there's a second set of eyes. So that would help. We've also enhanced our training to make clear that it's mandatory and that's regardless of whether there's some question about potential federal jurisdiction. We can continue to investigate if we there's federal jurisdiction, but we have to do, on a parallel track, report to the appropriate state and local or, in some cases, social services agencies as well. 4:06:36 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So I appreciate the question. There are two pieces of this one. The Child Adolescent Forensic Interviewers (CAFIs), which again, is a very specific discipline that requires very specific sensitivities and skill sets. And we've changed our policies to reinforce the use of those interviewers for these kinds of cases. Second is our victim services division. And one of the things that we changed even before receiving inspector general Horowitz his report on my watch is to make clear that the victim services that we provide, which is a little bit different from the forensic interviewing part of it, but it's also very important to handling these survivors with the appropriate sensitivity, that that is triggered at any stage. There is not just a full investigation, but we're in when we're in the assessment or pre-assessment phase. It has to happen there too. 4:07:42 FBI Director Christopher Wray: The scale of this kind of criminality in the country, as reflected by the 18,000 investigations that we've had over the past five years and the 16,000 arrests that we with our partners have made over the last five years, I think goes to your question about resources. And I can assure you that if the Congress were to see fit to give us more resources for those programs, they would immediately be able to be put to good use. 4:12:15 Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CN): Jay Abbott lied to you. Why do you in the course of your investigation of his Miss Congo 18 United States Code 1001. People get prosecuted for making false statements when they applied to a bank, federally insured bank for a mortgage. And here is a federal agent, the former Special Agent in Charge of the Indianeapolis office making a material false statement to you. In your investigation, you refer that for criminal prosecution, did you not? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That's correct. 4:42:30 Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): Could you please elaborate on the nature of the discussions between Mr. Abbott and Mr. Penny, regarding potential employment for Mr. Abbott at institutions associated with USA Gymnastics or the US Olympic Committee? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: I can. They began, as I mentioned in a discussion that they had when they met at a bar in 2015, where Mr. Penny and Mr. Abbott discussed a future job opening, Head of Security at the US Olympic Committee, that Mr. Penny expected to occur. That initial discussion led to Mr. Abbott's interest in the position. And then there are ongoing discussions between the two of them, as we outlined in the report, in emails that we've seen, where Mr. Abbott expresses his interest in the job. And equally troubling, acknowledges that it would be inappropriate for him and a conflict of interest for him to pursue the position because of the ongoing Nassar investigation. Yet, as we found in 2017, that is precisely what he did in applying for the job, which he was never ultimately interviewed for. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): And who initiated the discussion about employment prospects? Was that an opportunity dangled by Mr. Penny? Or was it solicited by Mr. Abbott? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That was an opportunity mentioned first by Mr. Penny, because of his understanding that there might be a future retirement or an upcoming retirement at the US Olympic Committee. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): So just to be clear, Mr. Penny, the Chief Executive at USA Gymnastics, while there is an ongoing FBI inquiry into gross misconduct, criminal activity and sexual abuse by at least one USA Gymnastics employee, raises with the Special Agent in Charge at the field office that is steering this investigation, the prospect of potentially lucrative and prestigious employment at a parallel organization where Mr. Penny may have influence. Is that correct? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That's correct. And at the same time, writing in emails for example, how he's looking for additional information about the Nassar investigation and events as they occur. 4:46:06 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: The challenge on Mr. Abbott, with regard to the criminal issue here, which is 18 USC 208, which is the federal criminal statute is a, I think I mentioned this earlier, challenging one and that's being generous with speaking about how it's written to determine whether there was a criminal violation. The challenge here was, and I'm focused on the law here as to how 208 is because Mr. Abbott was looking for a job at the US Olympic Committee, and Mr. Penny was employed by the US Gymnastics Federation Association, two different entities, that situation is not clearly covered by 208. No matter how clear it would be to a layperson the interactions between those two entities. 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Adrienne Lawrence hosts. Sentinel Security Solutions CEO Chuck Marino joins to discuss the Larry Nassar senate hearings and to break down how to prevent the abuse of young athletes in the future. Heath Care Voices Founder Laura Packard highlights some of the Democrats who are fighting against lowering prescription drug prices, and lays out what you can do to stop it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Is healthy sports parenting possible? At elite levels of competition? If you watched the 2020 summer Olympics (held summer 2021), you know that the stress & strain of elite competition was a big focus this year. Simone Biles had the “twisties.” Michael Phelps talked about his bouts with depression. A few months after the Olympics, Biles and other former Olympians testified (again) about the abuse they suffered at the hands of former team doctor Larry Nassar. We wondered, Is it possible for a child to attain athletic greatness without suffering? Can parents' protect young athletes' physical and mental health when so many value "wins" over well-being? It is, says Jeanette Hurt, a Milwaukee-based writer and parent of a young gymnast and diver. From a young age, her son had "an intense need to move," she says. His early forays into sports -- baseball, swimming, gymnastics -- were positive. But when he started showing talent in gymnastics and moved up to working out with older gymnasts, Jeanette noticed some disturbing signs. "Quinn started developing some tics; he was having a really rough time," Jeanette says. After her son told her that an older athlete on the team assigned physical punishment to her son for "not paying attention," Jeanette talked to a sports psychologist who pointed her toward safesport.org, which outlines abusive vs. healthy coaching practices. Red flags that may indicate abusive coaching include: Coaches insulting youth athletes A child who is crying or doesn't want to go to practice Coaches who insist the child focuses on a single sport, despite other interests Jeanette pulled her son out of that program and encourages other sports parents to "trust your gut." Today, her son is thriving. In this episode, Jen, Janet, & Jeanette discuss: Recognizing - & responding to -- abusive coaching Supporting young athletes' physical and mental health When to let an athlete quit The role of sports parents Recognizing signs of athleticism in young boys Should you reward kids of athletic achievements? Discovering your son's superpowers Preventing & managing sports injuries Links we mentioned (or should have) in this episode: Healthy Sports Parenting Starts with These Tips -- Chicago Health article by Jeanette (mentioned at 5:04) safesport.org -- website mentioned at 6:28 jeanettehurt.com -- Jeanette's website, featuring links to her books Coaches Speak About Youth Sports -- ON BOYS episode The Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart, by Julia Cameron -- book mentioned at 16:32 #HeySportsParents: An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports, by Sharkie Zartman and Dr. Robert Weil -- book mentioned at 18:09
• The word əsˈCHo͞o,iˈSHo͞o• Music video: https://bit.ly/3nZmt2Y• NATIONAL CENTENARIAN'S DAY. A day to celebrate and honor those among us who have lived an entire century, and here is some advice.• Simone Biles broke down in tears Wednesday as she shared her story of being sexually abused by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.• A Texas woman is bringing up 'corn hole' at a school board meeting, prompting them to shut off her mic.• "When you want something done right..." 2nd Book of Samuel - Chapter 18."I could not see how to reconcile the demands of party politics with the awakening I'd undergone. I had to leave. Sometimes the most powerful action you can take is to refuse to remain a part of the machine that is keeping you down." ― Celina Caesar-Chavannes : Can You Hear Me Now? How I Found My Voice and Learned to Live with Passion and Purpose"I was very young when Someone called me "Sinner" I got curious because in our language there no such word so I decided to ask my grandfather about it, he said; there is no such thing, our consciousness does not recognize this kind of words because it was made to manipulate and put guilt in our hearts, there are no sins what we have is choices and sometimes we make mistakes. Fear is what people use to take away your freedom, do not allow anybody to do this to you again grandson."― Gianni Crow Actor, Poet, Ajq'ij (Adgiwekidge) means Daykeeper, photographer and Spiritual Coach. www.giannicrow.blogspot.com Thank you for listening to S1 – Ep.60 ▶️ http://bit.ly/chonillanetwork | Help us create more content! Pass the plate & donate to https://bit.ly/passtheplatedonate ☺Tweet https://twitter.com/tsacpod and use the hashtag #TSACP while listening. – Join the Sherley & Clove podcast community on FB – Have a question or feedback; submit a five-star review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser. You never know; we may read or play your msg on the show! – Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn where the phrase “jumping the shark” comes from. A TV doctor's behind-the-scenes misbehavior is detailed in a new book. Take a ride on the Crazy Train that is The Osbournes. A TikTok trend changes a beloved pop star's plans. Everyone's favorite Apple TV+ coach gets major financial recognition. 1:41 - Today in Pop culture - The Fonz “Jumped the Shark” on Happy Days, 19773:10 - Prince Harry & Meghan Markle on the cover of Time's “100 Most Influential People” list4:23 - Simone Biles testifies in Larry Nassar trial5:13 - Octavia Spencer apologizes to Britney Spears about Instagram comment6:00 - First Look - New Marvel “Hawkeye” teaser7:37 - New book to detail Patrick Dempsey's behind-the-scenes Grey's Anatomy problems9:08 - Kaley Cuoco's husband wants her ring back10:09 - Ozzy and Sharon's marriage detailed to Daily Mail10:57 - Taylor Swift changes gears, is re-releasing “1989” after TikTok trend11:53 - Nicki Minaj's tweet about Covid vaccine stirs attention12:34 - Ed Sheeran doesn't like American award shows13:42 - Britney Spears deactivates her Instagram14:11 - Elton John has to cancel tour until 202314:38 - Ariana Grande files a restraining order16:10 - Allison Mack begins 3-year NXIVM Cult prison sentence16:55 - Jason Sudeikis makes bank with Ted Lasso17:41 - Ted Lasso snags 3 Television Critics Awards19:13 - Amanda Bynes' conservatorship is extended19:50 - Big Lebowski's Jeff Bridges gets some good news20:25 - Survivor season 41 will be “the most dangerous season yet,” staring Wednesday20:57 - Big Brother race issues continue21:44 - Jeopardy! Host controversy continuesThe Pop Culture Show is rated “E” for everyone. Please, review and subscribe to The Pop Culture Show available on your favorite podcast network. Get Exclusive Pop Culture Show video interviews, video content and bonus video exclusively from our Instagram. Sign up for our Pop Cult and be the first to get show announcements, free stuff and insider information only available to cult members. Watch The Pop Culture Show TV channel for the most fun, interesting and intriguing guests and moments from the show available 24/7.Executive Producer: Steve BarnesHosts: Steve Barnes, Leslie Fram, Paul Cubby BryantIntern Producer: Lauren NobleFAIR USE COPYRIGHT NOTICE The Copyright Laws of the United States recognize a “fair use” of copyrighted content. Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act states:“NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 106 AND 106A, THE FAIR USE OF A COPYRIGHTED WORK, INCLUDING SUCH USE BY REPRODUCTION IN COPIES OR PHONORECORDS OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS SPECIFIED BY THAT SECTION, FOR PURPOSES SUCH AS CRITICISM, COMMENT, NEWS REPORTING, TEACHING (INCLUDING MULTIPLE COPIES FOR CLASSROOM USE), SCHOLARSHIP, OR RESEARCH, IS NOT AN INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT.” THIS VIDEO/AUDIO IN GENERAL MAY CONTAIN CERTAIN COPYRIGHTED WORKS THAT WERE NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED TO BE USED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER(S), BUT WHICH WE BELIEVE IN GOOD FAITH ARE PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW AND THE FAIR USE DOCTRINE FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE REASONS NOTED ABOVE. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC CONCERNS ABOUT THIS VIDEO OR OUR POSITION ON THE FAIR USE DEFENSE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT INFO@THEPOPCULTURESHOW.COM SO WE CAN DISCUSS AMICABLY. THANK YOU.
With an FDA advisory panel recommending Pfizer booster shots only for those over 65 or at high risk, Martha goes one-on-one with Dr. Anthony Fauci on the latest setback for the Biden administration in its booster plan push. After the Pentagon admitted a drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians was a mistake, Martha interviews Adm. Mike Mullen on the tragedy and Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley's calls to China in the final months of the Trump presidency. Following a powerful day of testimony from U.S. gymnasts on the sexual abuse they suffered by team doctor Larry Nassar, Pierre Thomas and Christine Brennan join Martha to discuss the FBI's failure in handling the case and what comes next.
Recent Senate hearings have exposed to full public view the dramatic and consequential failures of the FBI in both the investigation of Larry Nassar's horrific crimes against the Olympic gymnasts and the investigation into the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. This video reviews the failures - and, in some instances, the intentional misconduct - of FBI agents and why it's time for new leadership at the FBI. For our Team Justice and Justice Matters merchandise shop, please visit: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/glennkirschner/ Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at: https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner My podcast, "Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner" can be downloaded where you get your podcasts. To subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/JusticeMatters Follow me on: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirschner2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Earlier this week, four elite gymnasts testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, detailing the failures in the handling of the sexual abuse investigation on former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The panel discussed the implications of the testimonies, the flaws in the FBI's handling of the case, and more.
Maria and Julio talk about the election in California to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. They hear from Jean Guerrero, an opinion columnist for the Los Angeles Times about how this effort was rooted in white supremacy. They also get into the Senate hearing on how FBI agents failed to investigate allegations of sexual abuse against former physician, Larry Nassar. And finally, they debrief the Met Gala. ITT Staff Picks: Nathalie Baptiste writes about the flaws of California's recall election process in this piece for Mother Jones. Danielle Campoamor writes “The strength required of those who testified during the hearing, and of every sexual assault victim who comes forward, is not innate, but born out of necessity. It is the result of the blatant and consistent failures of others,” in this piece for The Lily. Zeeshan Aleem writes about why Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's dress broke Twitter in this op-ed for MSNBC. Photo credit: AP Photo/Ashley Landis See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Nate Wallace, co-host of Red Spin Sports to discuss the failure of the FBI in investigating the abuse of Larry Nassar and the inaction of the US judicial system in prosecuting the agents responsible for these failures, sexual abuse of players at Ohio State University and the use of the threat of sexual abuse as a motivator for training by coaches, the endemic culture in college sports that enables such abuse as a result of the pursuit of profitability, and the Qatar government's cover up of the deaths of migrant workers as the country prepares to host the World Cup.
Simone Biles and other top gymnasts blast the FBI for failing to investigate credible reports of serial sexual abuse by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar; We speak with three veterans of the Occupy Wall Street movement on the 10th anniversary of the historic protests. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe
Simone Biles and other top gymnasts blast the FBI for failing to investigate credible reports of serial sexual abuse by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar; We speak with three veterans of the Occupy Wall Street movement on the 10th anniversary of the historic protests. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe
MSNBC's Alicia Menendez fills in for Ari Melber and hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, September 16, and reports on the upcoming MAGA rally on Capitol Hill, President Biden's agenda, the latest bombshell revelation about Facebook, Fox News' coronavirus hypocrisy and the Senate hearing on the handling of the Larry Nassar investigation. Joyce Vance and The Wall Street Journal's Keach Hagey.
MSNBC's Alicia Menendez fills in for Ari Melber and hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, September 15, and reports on Fox News' hypocritical stance on vaccines, the failure of Trumpism in the California recall, the DOJ's efforts to fight back against Texas as the state wages war against reproductive rights and the Senate hearing on the FBI's failure to act during the Larry Nassar investigation. Civil rights attorney Nancy Erika Smith and Julián Castro join.
FBI director, Chris Wray, is facing new scrutiny of the bureau's handling of its 2018 background investigation of Brett Kavanaugh. Gymnasts testifying on Capitol Hill on Wednesday repeatedly said that the FBI failed to protect them from Larry Nassar. 21% of nursing home residents have been prescribed antipsychotic drugs. A Democratic lawmaker attended an anti-LGBT event in Ukraine. A host on Newsmax exploded on a U.S. veteran after he mildly criticized the Trump administration's efforts to get US citizens and allies out of Afghanistan.Hosts: Ana Kasparian & Cenk Uygur See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Emma hosts Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation, to discuss his recent book The Kaepernick Effect: Taking A Knee, Changing the World. Emma starts off by weighing in on former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's excoriating testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, where she specifically implicated the FBI and Congressionally established committees in enabling Larry Nassar's vicious abuse of young women and girls on the Olympic team and at Michigan State University. Then Emma and Dave dive into discussing Colin Kaepernick's seismic effect on social justice demonstrations, a ripple effect from kneeling on the sideline during the national anthem at NFL games all the way to the massive protest movements last summer in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Derek Chauvin. Dave sets the scene by prefacing how Kaepernick came about the act of kneeling, by interfacing with NFL player and veteran Nate Boyer on how to convey the solemnity of the occasion while respectfully dissenting, and how that didn't matter to the people hell bent on vilifying him no matter the context. They then dive into the real juxtaposition of Kaepernick's taking a knee in the name of racial justice in America, contrasted with Officer Derek Chauvin's knee on the neck of George Floyd, and how that symbolism really animated the demonstrations of last summer in Dave's experience. Dave then tackles the civic religion of football and team sports, and how those connections, in the place of other public squares and communal connections, partially due to the atomization of labor, leave sports teams and stadiums as some of the last vestiges of the public square for many communities. Dave specifically notes this in the context of the NFL, especially in terms of the Super Bowl, one of the last events, he believes, that represents any sort of monoculture in the United States in the present day, despite maybe presidential elections. Emma and Dave then unpack some of the demonstrations, from the professional, college, and high school level, that emerged from Kaepernick kneeling, the repercussions it had for the demonstrators, the coaches, and the schools, and what impact he believed that extension of the protests had, both positive and negative. They close out the conversation by discussing some of the watered down efforts the NFL and other leagues have taken to address "inequality" and how those have essentially supplanted supporting legitimate forms of protest, all at the expense of front-liners like Kaepernick, safety Eric Reid, and wide receiver Kenny Stills, who to this day are still unemployed by an NFL team as a result of their sacrifice to the cause, while also outlining the progress that players have made by speaking the only language owners understand: that the NFL is a labor force they need to pacify to some extent, because if they don't the money can run out. This, as Dave ends on, really only lays bare the fallacy of attempting to divorce politics from sports: with these types of labor and social dynamics at play, it simply isn't possible. In the second half, Emma is joined by Matt and Brandon, and they dive into Joe Biden completely forgetting the Australian Prime Minister's name (it's Scott Morrison, not the "fella from down under") Grant Stinchfield losing his shit on NewsMax when a veteran guest dares to critique Trump, the Daily Wire bros dishing their takes on how Barack Obama ruined rock n' roll music (???), a blast from the past news report the Daily Show dug up about some Michiganders' opposition to a seatbelt ordinance in 1984, and Dave Rubin trying his best to flaunt his comedic chops by pretending to be downing shots of tequila "off-air" to assuage his misery that Larry Elder lost the recall. Plus, your calls and IM's! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. 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The Tony award-winning actor Ben Platt shares about his experience at the opening show of Broadway's “Wicked” and discusses how he prepared for his return to role in “Dear Evan Hansen.” In Hot Topics, the co-hosts react to U.S. gymnasts saying the FBI botched team doctor Larry Nassar's investigation, and more.
USA Gymnasts testify in front of Congress about the FBI's mishandling of the Larry Nassar case. California becomes the only state to move out of the highest category of covid transmission. Ben Shapiro claims secession may be “the best hope” for conservatives. Centrist House Democrats backtrack over drug price negotiation. Yet ANOTHER anti-vax radio host dies from covid.Co-Host: Francesa Fiorentini, David Shuster See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
- Special Guest: White House Correspondent Emerald Robinson on the Gen. Mark Milley coup d'etat and the upcoming Jan. 6 detainees protest - The Biden Administration defends the indefensible: that Nancy Pelosi diagnosed Donald Trump as mentally unstable, called Gen. Mark Milley and made an attempted coup behind the back of Congress - The "mentally stable" Joe Biden forgets the Australian Prime Minister's name and calls him "that guy from down under." - Four of the most accomplishment U.S. olympic gymnasts reveal how their cries of massive sexual abuse by the convicted Larry Nassar were ignored by the FBI resulting in many more becoming victims - Newsmax' Grant Stinchfield absolutely wrecks a guest who attempted to blame the massive Afghanistan withdrawal failure on Donald Trump - Plus, Rob's thoughts on living through some of the most technologically miraculous times in our history Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nicki Minaj gets flack for telling people to think for themselves. Survivors testify before Congress about the FBI's negligence regarding Larry Nassar. The Biden Administration and MSM rally around General Milley. Brought to you by Shea Concrete and DCU
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Four elite gymnasts testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, saying the FBI failed to protect them. The Washington Post reports that the athletes blasted the agency for mishandling an investigation into Nassar’s misconduct. President Biden announced that the U.S. will share its nuclear-powered submarine technology with Australia. NPR breaks down the thinking behind this rare move. Even though casts of TV shows have become more diverse, the writers rooms behind them still don’t reflect what America looks like. The Atlantic describes how Black writers are often pressured to make Blackness palatable to white audiences at great personal cost. Some of the oldest-known painted pottery on Earth may have been used for beer. Ars Technica looks into a new analysis of 9,000-year-old Chinese vessels that indicate funerals back then were pretty boozy events.
One in every 500 Americans has died of COVID-19 - more than 666,000 in total. About 150,000 people are still getting infected with the virus every day. What is the state of the pandemic in this country? The U.S. is sharing its nuclear submarine technology with Australia, breaking a decades long tradition of technological secrecy. And four U.S. gymnasts testified that they felt betrayed by law enforcement during the FBI investigation of Larry Nassar.
Did General Mark Milley go too far? That's the question in Washington today after newly released excerpts of the latest work from Bob Woodward and Robert Costa are calling into question Milley's role during the Trump administration. Plus, how teen mental health is affected by the pandemic. And, survivors of Larry Nassar's abuse call out the FBI. Guests: Axios' Jonathan Swan and Penn State University's Paul Harris. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Dan Bobkoff, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Sabeena Singhani, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In gut-wrenching testimony, decorated gymnasts describe being ignored by federal agents while Larry Nassar found more victims. President Biden expresses confidence in his chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, despite new revelations about calls to the Chinese. And a South Carolina lawyer prepares to turn himself in after admitting he tried to have himself shot in a fraud scheme.
Today, in the Hot Notes: Gavin Newsom wins the California recall election in a landslide; the US Capitol Police have asked the Department of Defense for National Guard support should the need arise on September 18th; a new analysis estimates a $5.7B price tag for treating the unvaccinated; the Justice Department asks for a temporary restraining order in the Texas abortion case; a federal judge has denied Trump's request to stay the E. Jean Carroll case; the FBI fires the lead agent on the Larry Nassar case as four survivors testify to Congress; plus Allison and Dana deliver your good news. Follow our guests: Alexander Vindman https://twitter.com/AVindman Follow AG and Dana on Twitter: Dr. Allison Gill (@allisongill) Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) Follow Aimee on Instagram: Aimee Carrero (@aimeecarrero) Have some good news, a confession, a correction, or a case for Beans Court? https://www.dailybeanspod.com/confessional/ Want to support the show and get it ad-free and early? https://dailybeans.supercast.tech/ Or https://patreon.com/thedailybeans Promo Codes Magic Spoon - a cereal that tastes so delicious you won't believe it's made without all the sugar, carbs, or guilt. magicspoon.com/dailybeans use the code DAILYBEANS for $5 off shipping. Special offer for DAILYBEANS listeners, get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/DAILYBEANS Follow Nine Twelve wherever you get your podcasts, or you can binge all seven episodes right now on Amazon Music or with Wondery Plus. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to http://UPSTART.com/DAILYBEANS. To experience an entirely new standard of comfort, visit bollandbranch.com. Get 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code dailybeans. If you're interested in taking a deep dive to really learn more about 9/11, then you've got to listen and subscribe to Nine Twelve. Follow Nine Twelve wherever you get your podcasts, or you can binge all seven episodes right now on Amazon Music or with Wondery Plus. Get your new favorite tees at american-giant.com today and use promo code DAILYBEANS for 15% off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco discuss Gavin Newsom's resounding recall win, the Larry Nassar hearing, Joe Manchin and the confusion over booster shots. Then Dana Schwartz and Akilah Hughes join to discuss princess culture and it's lasting pervasiveness in our culture. Finally, is the Met Gala grotesque or fun!? For a closed-captioned version of this episode, please visit crooked.com/hysteria. For a transcript of this episode, please email email@example.com and include the name of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
We start today with a gruesome update now that we're 19 months into the pandemic. Next, we share another story about Facebook today and its harmful effects on teenage girls, testimonies in the Larry Nassar hearing, and Biden's plans to share nuclear submarine technology with Australia. Lastly, we end with the Democrat's latest revised voting rights bill. Resources/Articles mentioned in this episode: Washington Post: “The pandemic marks another grim milestone: 1 in 500 Americans have died of covid-19” Wall Street Journal: “Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show” CNN: “McKayla Maroney: FBI made ‘entirely false claims about what I said'” NPR: “Why Biden Is Taking The Rare Step Of Sharing Nuclear Submarine Tech With Australia” ABC News: “Senate Democrats introduce new voting rights bill”
Chris and Rob tell us if Aaron Rodgers has anything to prove about his psyche following his week 1 clunker against the Saints, tell us why the USC head football job isn't as glamorous as it used to be, and explain why the US female gymnasts should be commended for speaking out against the powers that be regarding the Larry Nassar investigation. Plus, the guys go head-to-head in this week's edition Teichert's Tower of Trivia. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Vinnie from Sponge joins us, FOUTS, still mourning Norm, Larry Nassar hearings, Murdaugh Family Murder Mystery, Instagram's ruining girls, Dr. Disgusto strikes again, and Rolling Stones' Top 500 Songs of All Time.The FBI let Larry Nassar abuse gymnasts.Send in your "Chairman of the Board" move reviews to 209-66-Boner.We're still mourning the death of Norm Macdonald. Norm absolutely destroyed Michael Jackson over the years.Poop stories: Dr. Disgusto is the top story on the Oklahoma City News. We remember the great Cartman parking garage dump and discover a woman defecating at the grocery store.The MTV VMA's seem like a big deal... but nobody is watching. Trudi declares the VMAs played-out.Vinnie Dombroski dials into the show. Sponge is performing at "Rockin in the Shores" at Nine Mile and Mack in St. Clair Shores this weekend. Vinnie is going to start a new band called FOUTS.Nicki Minaj is a moron and Trinidad's government is mad she wasted their time. Dr. Fauci is angry with her too. Nicki remains on the offensive.People are celebrating the deaths of unvaccinated folks. The Freep is trying to answer the COVID questions, but not many are listening.Rolling Stone Magazine decided to re-do the Top 500 Songs of All Time. They're wrong.Shock G did ALL the drugs.Alanis Morissette has a new documentary coming up and she hates it despite participating with the filmmakers.The Murdaugh Family Murders have jumped the shark yet again.Inkster Rep, Jewell Jones, can't stay out of trouble. He also doesn't understand how cell locks work. Time Magazine names their most influential people in the world. Meghan and Not-a-Prince Harry on the list for some reason. Thomas Markle has broken his silence yet again.SpaceX had another rocket launch and nobody seems to know about it.Todd Rundgren has a huge forehead and absolutely hates the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.6% of young girls want to kill themselves because of Instagram.Dan Quayle saved America.Impeachment: American Crime Story dropped episode 2.Social media is dumb but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).
She was joined before the US Senate by other athletes who were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar. Also: Rodrigo Duterte faces crimes against humanity investigation and the preacher promising to help anti-vaxxers.
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