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Walmart Radio Podcast
LIVE with Antonio: Color Me Happy

Walmart Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 23:35


Pick a color, any color! Today is National Color Day, and we're busting out our favorite hues and tunes to celebrate. Antonio loves to paint the town red while Iyube always goes back to black. Today's show featured many colorful calls, starting with our Associate Caller of the Day, Bethany from Store 3608 in Madison, Ohio, who gave a shoutout to all the overnighters at her store. In another technicolor moment, Antonio shared a story of recently running into Nick Jonas and getting a picture with him. Unfortunately, Nick wasn't impressed with Antonio's attempt to get a record deal. Our Social Media Highlight of the Day came from Store 5388 in League City, Texas, where Carlos was promoted to Store Lead. Across the Lone Star State in Humble, Texas, Club 6367 celebrated Jaime for being promoted to Fresh Manager. Add some color to your weekend with another great edition of LIVE with Antonio.

Door Bumper Clear - Dirty Mo Media
234 – Texas: Bad Blood

Door Bumper Clear - Dirty Mo Media

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 88:45


Only three races remain in the NASCAR season. Spotters T.J. Majors and Brett Griffin are in the Bojangles Studio to breakdown the weekend of action from Texas Motor Speedway. Hear the guys react to the (too?) long 500-mile afternoon in the Lone Star State, how absent Freddie Kraft's driver Bubba Wallace contributed to the attrition of the race and where a strong day leads Brad Keselowski and TJ in the playoff standings. The gang then dives into the continued Kevin Harvick vs Chase Elliott feud. NASCAR spoke to both parties involved last week, warning of serious consequences if their battle continued. Did both drivers abide by that? Should NASCAR be stepping in like this? The guys answer these questions and hear what Harvick said about Elliott post-race on Sunday. Kyle Busch was not very happy with his performance at Texas, vocally complaining about the racing over the radio. He went as far as sharing NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O'Donnell's email over his radio. Find out what the crew thinks about Busch doing this and what repercussions it might have. Denny Hamlin and Chase Briscoe exchanged heated comments during Sunday's race, as contact between the two cut Briscoe's tire down. Hamlin wasn't very happy with how he was raced and delivered a fiery jab over the radio. Hear what he said and how their incident from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course race continues to linger. Following the race, Kyle Busch was asked about the lack of respect on the race track. Busch didn't hold back in his response, sharing how he believes the younger drivers have negatively impacted the respect shared among competitors. Do the spotters see the same thing in the NASCAR Cup Series? They explain. During last week's Next Gen test at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, NASCAR confirmed the 2022 aero package. Does the gang agree with even lower horsepower next year? Their responses may surprise you. NASCAR President Steve Phelps gave strong praise for the Next Gen car last week, saying it will cure-all that currently ails NASCAR. Hear what the guys have to say about that comment and whether or not they think it will happen. The pre-race drivers meeting is likely an event of the past moving into 2022 and the table believes that is not a good decision. Listen to why the drivers meeting has served a very valuable purpose previously, even if it's not competition-related. Charter talk heated up again this week as 23XI Racing's deal for a second charter fell through. Hear what that says about the current market and how this may impact teams next season. Plus, hear what the spotters would like to see happen to open up the field to more competitors. In Reaction Theatre, Brett is accused of bias, the guys get into a faster car or fastest driver debate, TJ is warned ahead of Kansas and a sleep aid commercial makes its debut.

Frontstretch
Stock Car Scoop: Who Will Be Eliminated After NASCAR’s Round of 8?

Frontstretch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 6:53


With the NASCAR Cup Series' Round of 8 kicking off this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss what the race in the Lone Star State might look like, whether the feud between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott is finally over after NASCAR's intervention and who the four drivers eliminated after ... Read more

One Last Cast Podcast
Episode 11- Flounder Basics in Texas

One Last Cast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 70:57


Want to catch flounder in Texas? Join hosts Jonathan Hua and Merriel Solesky as they talk about flounder fishing in the Lone Star State. They go over stories of how flounder fishing has affected them, the physiology of the flatfish, methods, gear, tactics, and more! The One Last Cast Podcast is all about sharing knowledge to help anglers learn about kayaking and fishing on the Texas Coast. It is hosted by two knowledgeable anglers who have years of experience in the industry. Jonathan Hua is an accomplished kayak angler, outdoor writer, and blogger. Merriel Solesky is an accomplished tournament angler and kayak guide.Want to join us live, ask a question, or even win some cool prizes? Join us on our Facebook page where we have our livestream!Shout Outs and Sponsors!4A Custom PrintingDirty South Kayak Anglers (DSKA)

Street Smart Success
Future Job Growth and Population Growth with Limited Supply Equal Great Returns

Street Smart Success

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 46:11


Is the Texas market going to stall, or is it just beginning a longer-term growth trajectory? According to today's guest, the chronic housing shortage will not abate as people and jobs keep pouring into the Lone Star State. Jack Langenberg, a seasoned CFO and COO of several large companies, and previous head of mergers and acquisitions of a Fortune 500 company, is syndicating multifamily deals out of the Dallas-Ft Worth market and has a recipe for success.

WagerTalk Podcast
Oklahoma Sooners vs TCU Horned Frogs Picks and Predictions

WagerTalk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 9:04


Oklahoma Sooners vs TCU Horned Frogs betting picks, predictions and odds for their Big 12 Football showdown on Saturday, October 16 2021 at 7:30pm ET from Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners pulled off a thrilling Red River Showdown win last week over Texas. Can they avoid the letdown against another team from the Lone Star State? Direct from Las Vegas, our panel of professional sports handicappers look at the Vegas odds and offer their expert college football analysis on this clash between the Sooners and Horned Frogs. At the time of posting, the WagerTalk Live Odds screen is showing Oklahoma as a 13.5-point home favorite over TCU, with the over/under sitting at 65 points.

Bearing Arms' Cam & Co
TX Dem Thinks Gun Control's A Winning Issue

Bearing Arms' Cam & Co

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 24:37


Are residents of the Lone Star State fed up with laws like Constitutional Carry and other protections on the right to keep and bear arms? I wouldn't bet on it, but Matthew Dowd, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush who's now hoping to become the Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor in 2022, seems to think restricting people's Second Amendment rights will be a winning message on the campaign trail.

FedSoc Events
Fourth Annual Gregory S. Coleman Memorial Lecture & Luncheon

FedSoc Events

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 69:13


On September 17-18, 2021, The Federalist Society's Texas chapters sponsored the seventh annual Texas Chapters Conference at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. The conference featured the fourth annual Gregory S. Coleman Memorial Lecture, with former Attorney General John Ashcroft as the keynote speaker.On November 23, 2010, the Lone Star State lost one of its brightest appellate stars: Gregory S. Coleman, the first Solicitor General of the State of Texas, founding partner of Yetter Coleman LLP, distinguished Supreme Court advocate, honors graduate of Texas A&M University (B.S., M.B.A.) and the University of Texas Law School (J.D.), and former law clerk to Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In Memoriam:At the age of 47 and at the height of his professional and personal life, Mr. Coleman died in an airplane crash that also claimed the lives of his mother-in-law Charlene Miller and brother-in-law James Black. Tragically, Mr. Coleman was traveling from Texas to Florida to attend a Thanksgiving celebration with the people who mattered most to him and were at the center of his life, love, and devotion: his wife Stephanie and his three sons Chase, Austin, and Reid. On September 8, 2018, the Texas Chapters of the Federalist Society inaugurated the Gregory S. Coleman Memorial Lecture Series to honor the life, memory, and legacy of Texas’s first Solicitor General. Justice Clarence Thomas served as the first Lecturer in this series. Each year, the Federalist Society will remember Gregory S. Coleman at its annual Texas Chapters Conference by selecting and presenting a lecturer who exemplifies his commitment to the Constitution, the rule of law, and public service.Featuring:John Ashcroft, Chairman, The Ashcroft Law Firm, LLC; former Attorney General, Department of JusticeModerator: Luis A. Reyes, Partner, The Ashcroft Law Firm, LLCIntroduction: Austin R. Nimocks, Partner, The Ashcroft Law Firm, LLC*******As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

BoozeCast
Draught96: Banger Level Beers, Adventures Across Texas, and How to Tell a Beer Snob

BoozeCast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 63:41


Coley's got a Milkshake IPA, Sando's got Firestone Walker's epic Double Barrel Parabola, and the Commish is on Brouwerji West and RIIP Beer Co's Space Crisp Collaboration.Coley spent some time in the rural wine country smashing grapes and the Commish and Sandro each share the 5 biggest things they learned while on their adventures across the Lone Star State. The Whiskey Smash is the perfect warm weather whiskey drink, Northern Ireland has a clown shortage, pumpkin spice is not limited to just lattes, and Booze League has found a new mascot. The 4th & Oz fantasy football league is under way in the Booze League and the BoozeCast hosts are all on the shameful end of the standings and have each earned the Charlie Sheen Award. Finally, the Drink Up segment returns focusing on Beer Snobs, with the gang having to take a drink for each of the classic Beer Snob Habits they are guilty of. Surf 'n' Suds Beer Fest Ventura, presented by Booze League, is Saturday October 9th! Get your tickets at surfbeerfest.com!

Locked On Aggies
Texas Thursday: Is Texas A&M a top-five team in the state?

Locked On Aggies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 27:28


Texas A&M is fresh off of a 26-22 loss to Mississippi State. Right now, everything feels lost for the Aggies on all cylinders. Offensively, there's no identity with Zach Calzada at quarterback. Defensively, A&M is coming off its worst game in coverage, allowing MSU QB Will Rogers to throw for over 400 yards, and three touchdowns. Comparing the program to the rest of the state, where does A&M rank all-time? Join Locked on Aggies host Cole Thompson as he breaks down the ins and outs of the realm of Lone Star State football and where A&M sits among the 11 other schools Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Supersons
Texas Chainsaw MassacreThe GateSlashers month of programming begins in the Lone Star State! The Grave Robber gives the hosts the first ever live audience of one, his name is Bubba. Listen as Scarlett and Dan talk about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre I &

Supersons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 53:41


The GateSlashers month of programming begins in the Lone Star State! The Grave Robber gives the hosts the first ever live audience of one, his name is Bubba. Listen as Scarlett and Dan talk about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre I & II. They talk about the films' focus of themes of animal cruelty, social issues, and much more. The Grave Robber hopes you enjoy his first episode…

Tim MacMahon is back! Talking Jazz preseason, offseason changes, 2021/22 expectations + more

"The Drive" with Spence Checketts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 21:16


ESPN's Tim MacMahon joins The Drive to discuss preseason action in the Lone Star State, Jazz offseason changes, expectations for tip-off, Donovan Mitchell taking another step(?), Mike Elliot's departure, Kyrie Irving's antics + more

Andy Larsen on Jazz TV/streaming options, changes in local radioland, preseason action + more

"The Drive" with Spence Checketts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 26:51


The Trib's Andy Larsen joins The Drive to discuss the Jazz TV/streaming deal, changes in local radioland, preseason action in the Lone Star State, Rudy Gay's heels, Jared Butler's debut, RSL coaching search + more 

Fascination Street
Evan Stern - Podcaster (Vanishing Postcards)

Fascination Street

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 53:19


Evan SternTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Evan Stern.Evan is a Texas native who eventually moved to The Big Apple in pursuit of following his performance dreams. Although he loves NYC; there is a nagging part of Evan that misses the great state of Texas. So he took some time off, flew to Texas, and then drove across The Lone Star State to visit tiny towns, and unique destinations that aren't on any map......... and then he turned that into a podcast! Vanishing Postcards is a documentary style podcast of sorts where Evan goes to out of the way places and talks to the people who inhabit them. Getting both their story AND the story of the area and businesses. In this episode, we chat about why he moved to New York, why he misses Texas so much, and what made him start a podcast dedicated to these unsung people and places. We talk about his podcast; and we have a lot of fun along the way. I talk about my favorite episode of his show, and Evan tells us what we can expect from Vanishing Postcards in the future. Enjoy!Follow Evan on social media:Twit: @EvanCSternInsta: @VanishingPostcardsFB: Evan Stern & Vanishing Postcards

Locked On Aggies
Is Texas A&M still the top school in the Lone Star State?

Locked On Aggies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 28:54


A 20-10 loss to Arkansas will sting, but Texas A&M still remains very well in the conversation of an SEC title, and a chance to head to the College Football Playoff. Everything comes down to offense moving forward. Zach Calzada and the offensive must perform at their highest level to remain a contender in the SEC, better yet, just for a bowl game. However, should the state of Texas become its own conference, where would the Aggies rank among the 12 over major programs? Join Locked on Aggies host Cole Thompson as he breaks down all 12 programs and where the Aggies fall in that category entering Week 5 Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Hipster Baseball Podcast
Episode 52 - One Year Celebration

Hipster Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 40:09


Join us for the one year podcast birthday celebration as we drink rum with the Mayan Gods; Sittin' Sidewayz with the Texas Rangers in the Lone Star State; Watch the Colorado Rockies refuse to roll over and play dead; Examine the 2021 Home Run Race; And attend a birthday celebration to watch the Boston Red Stockings (now the Atlanta Braves) with President Ulysses S. Grant Drinks: Svedka Vodka (on the rock) and a cup of Coffee; and Ron Zacapa Centenario XO Solera Reserva Especial (neat) from Guatemala Instagram: Hipster Baseball Podcast #HBPDrink Twitter: @HBP4040 #HBPDrink Intro and Outro music: DeCarlo

WagerTalk Podcast
College Football Daily | College Football Week 4 Betting Picks, Predictions and Odds | September 24

WagerTalk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 43:29


Arkansas has already beaten two teams from the Lone Star State this season (Texas and Rice). Can the Razorbacks grab win No. 3 over Texas A&M in a neutral site clash at AT&T Stadium in Arlington? Join Joe Raineri, Dave Cokin, Rob Veno and Tony Mejia for College Football Daily as we preview the marquee Week 4 college football matchups, including Arkansas vs Texas A&M; Texas vs Texas Tech; South Carolina vs Kentucky; and Georgia Tech vs North Carolina.#CollegeFootball | #NCAAF | #FootballFriday's Featured Games:Introduction 00:00Arkansas vs Texas A&M 05:05Texas vs Texas Tech 12:22South Carolina vs Kentucky 21:25Georgia Tech vs North Carolina 29:00Weekly Wrap Up 37:15

Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton
“Texans Are Being Held Hostage”: Julián Castro on “WTF Is Happening” in the Lone Star State

Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 45:40


This week, Julián Castro, onetime Democratic presidential candidate and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Barack Obama, joins Inside the Hive to discuss the hard-right push on guns, abortion, and voting in Texas, which has become a blueprint for recalcitrant Trumpist states, and what Democrats are going to do about it. Castro is worried about what he calls Biden's relatively weak leadership—especially his handling of the border crisis. “My hope is that the Biden administration is going to reverse course on this very soon,” he says. He also sketches out a scenario in which his former competitor, Beto O'Rourke, runs for governor of Texas in 2022 and helps Democrats retake power after years of dashed hopes: “I believe that he has a shot to beat Greg Abbott.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

KERA's Think
50 Seasons Of 'Texas Country Reporter'

KERA's Think

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 43:12


For decades, Bob Phillips has invited viewers to ride along with him across the backroads of the Lone Star State with his show “Texas Country Reporter.” He joins guest host John McCaa to talk about 50 seasons of the beloved Texas travel show and highlight some of the places and people that have made their mark on the state over the years.

WagerTalk Podcast
Texas A&M Aggies vs Arkansas Razorbacks Picks and Predictions

WagerTalk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 5:12


Texas A&M Aggies vs Arkansas Razorbacks betting picks, predictions and odds for their SEC Football showdown on Saturday, September 25 2021 at 3:30pm ET from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Arkansas has already beaten two teams from the Lone Star State this season (Texas and Rice). Can they complete the sweep on Saturday? Direct from Las Vegas, our panel of professional sports handicappers look at the Vegas odds and offer their expert college football analysis on this clash between the Razorbacks and Aggies. At the time of posting, the WagerTalk Live Odds screen is showing Texas A&M as a -5.5 favorite over Arkansas, with the over/under sitting at 47.5 points.

The Lincoln Project
Cruel and Craven: The Texas GOP

The Lincoln Project

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 34:17


Host Reed Galen is joined by the political consultant and friend of the Lincoln Project Matthew Dowd to discuss all things Texas and how the ugliness occurring in the Lone Star State could end up being an analog for the nation as a whole if the efforts of the Lincoln Project and its allies aren't successful in 2022. To keep up with all things Matthew Dowd be sure to follow him on Twitter @MatthewJDowd and don't forget to pre-order his upcoming book, Revelations on the River.

Hardball with Chris Matthews
President Biden outlines aggressive attempt by federal government to contain COVID-19 surge

Hardball with Chris Matthews

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 44:38


Joy Reid leads this episode of The ReidOut with President Biden outlining the most aggressive attempt yet by the federal government to contain the latest COVID-19 surge. Plus, today Attorney General Merrick Marland announced that the Justice Department is suing the Lone Star State, arguing that its new abortion law violates Supreme Court precedent and is clearly and intentionally unconstitutional. Former Texas state senator Wendy Davis joins The ReidOut to discuss. Meanwhile, law enforcement is preparing for the so-called “Justice for J6" rally, on September 18 as a protest in support of the jailed insurrectionists who attempted to overthrow our government. Joy Reid's panel has the latest. Finally, in tonight's "Absolute Worst," Joy critiques some moderate Democrats as negotiations continue over the "human infrastructure" bill. All this and more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

The Lincoln Project
A Systems Failure

The Lincoln Project

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 27:33


Host Reed Galen is joined by Lisa Senecal and Maya May, the Co-Hosts of Lincoln Project Television's “We're Speaking” to discuss the absolute insanity of what's happening in the Lone Star State. They break down the brand new Texas abortion ban law that recently went into effect on September 1st and what it means for the integrity of democracy in both Texas and our nation as a whole.

Passing Judgment
The latest on Texas' abortion and voting laws and a Texas death row inmate

Passing Judgment

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 18:01


Lots of legal news from the Lone Star State. We will give you the latest legal news on Texas' abortion and voting laws and a challenge by an inmate on death row in Texas. Here are Jessica's latest columns (mentioned in the episode) on MSNBC. Texas abortion law should be fought at state court level Texas abortion ban is devastating testament to Trump's Supreme Court Also, did an Ohio judge really force a hospital to tread a COVID-19 patient with ivermectin? This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Longform
Episode 455: Lawrence Wright

Longform

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 47:05


Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright, and a staff writer for The New Yorker. ”There's nothing more important about a person than their story. In a way, that's who we are. And yet, memories fade and people die. So those stories disappear and the job of the journalist is to go out before that happens and accumulate the kinds of stories that are going to help us understand who we are, why we are, where we are right now in time, and try to thread those stories into a coherent narrative. In a way, you give it a kind of immortality. And that's a big job. It's a great privilege.” Show notes: @lawrence_wright 00:30 Longform Podcast #83: Lawrence Wright 01:00 God Save Texas: a Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State (Vintage Books • 2019) 01:00 The End of October (Penguin Random House • 2020) 05:30 "Back in Egypt" (The New Yorker • April 2002) 18:30 "The Plague Year" (The New Yorker • Jan 2021) 19:00 "Zawahiri at the Helm" (The New Yorker • June 2011) 35:00 Remembering Satan A Tragic Case of Recovered Memory (Penguin Random House • 1995) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

What A Day
The Lone Star State Of Emergency

What A Day

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 22:49


A law that effectively banned abortions in Texas after the sixth week of pregnancy with no exceptions for rape or incest took effect last Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block it. We spoke to Leah Litman, an assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan and cohost of the podcast “Strict Scrutiny,” to get a better understanding of how the law was designed. Also in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott signed a voting restriction bill, yesterday, that bans 24-hour voting and drive-through voting, institutes onerous vote-by-mail ID mandates, and more. And in headlines: the Taliban announced the formation of its interim government in Afghanistan, President Biden visited New Jersey and New York to survey the damage caused by Ida, federal unemployment benefits expired, former Trump advisor Jason Miller was briefly detained in Brazil, and Jamie Spears filed a petition to end Britney Spears' conservatorship after 13 years. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Boos & Beetches & Booze
Ep 28: Texas-Haunted Places and Folklore

Boos & Beetches & Booze

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 56:01


Yee-haw! This week on BB&B, Rachel and Sam are talking about the Lone Star State, Texas. Rachel talks about the mysterious urban legend of the Candy Lady, Clara Crane (also death by caramel). Then Sam tells us about the devastating Great Galveston Storm of 1900 and a lighthouse said to be haunted by souls lost in the tragedy. Fix yourself a Texas Tornado and join us for a rootin' tootin' good time! Y'all beetches stay spooky now, ya hear?!Rachel's Sources:https://www.waittopanic.com/post/would-you-like-some-candy-clara-crane-the-candy-ladySam's Sources:https://kidadl.com/articles/texas-facts-for-kids-how-much-do-you-know-about-the-lone-star-statehttp://www.weirdus.com/states/texas/ghosts/bolivar_lighthouse/index.phphttps://www.violetskyadventures.com/the-haunted-lighthouse-of-point-bolivar/https://ghosttexas.com/the-haunted-bolivar-lighthouse/https://www.history.com/news/how-the-galveston-hurricane-of-1900-became-the-deadliest-u-s-natural-disasterhttps://texashistoricalfoundation.org/news-events/blog.html/article/2020/09/08/the-great-galveston-storm-of-1900https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1900_Galveston_hurricanehttps://www.thecut.com/2021/09/texas-bans-abortion-at-6-weeks-sets-bounty-on-providers.html

Gut Check Project
Ep 61: Michael Ruark

Gut Check Project

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 83:54


Hello gut check project fans and KB MD health family. I hope that you're having a great day soon to be joined by my awesome co host, Dr. Kenneth Brown. It's time for episode number 61. And today's episode, I'm just going to ask everyone, no matter what part of the spectrum that you come from, come with an open mind on this episode. This is a fantastic episode very, very informative. Our guest today is Michael ruark. He is the lead strategist for only one of three licenced medical cannabis companies. Good blend medical cannabis. And yes, that is THC, which is utilised as a medicine for specially designated criterion. And they update it every single year. So September 1, which we just recorded this right before September 1, there's actually a whole new list of medical conditions, which are now legal to be treated by medical professionals. And believe it or not, they have a network of already over 500 positions throughout the state of Texas since 2018, which are licenced and actively dispense medical cannabis. And good blend is one of those companies. So Michael joins the show today to really answer some fantastic questions. And Michael's an amazing person in his own right. He's, he's got a an electrical engineering degree from Stanford as well as his master's he served in the US Air Force, he led a team at National Security Agency, the NSA. I mean, this man is no slouch, he came to this profession to this company. By no mistake whatsoever. He simply doesn't want to just do good. He wants to do great by the citizens of Texas and simply help people live a better life. There's a better way for some of the elements out there and he has a very, very strong passion for helping out our veterans and the Veterans Administration. 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I am joined by my awesome co host, Dr. Kenneth Brown. And we got a special guest today, Mr. Marcus ruark. Ken, why don't you go ahead and fill us in.5:38  So it's gonna be super exciting show. Today we have Marcus ruark. And this is something that is very, very important. It's important for my patients. It's important for anybody that deals with all kinds of diseases, but I'm thrilled to have him here. thrilled to be here. Marcus, thank you so much for coming in Marcus ruark is president of good blend, Texas, which is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and proudly sells cannabis products that are cultivated and produced right here in the Lone Star State as one of only three state licenced medical dispensaries. Now, Marcus, I saw your bio, this is super cool, you have a very interesting background. And prior to joining good blend, you received your electrical engineering degree from Stanford. Then you received your master's degree at Stanford and I keep saying Stanford because Eric and I both have kids which are applying for college. And when I see Stanford, that's the sort of crown jewel that most parents want their kids to go to. And they like tennis players. And they like you received your master's degree at Stanford in management, science and engineering. Following this, you went on to serve as a captain in the US Air Force, where you lead your team in the National Security Agency, followed by advanced Systems Division of us Space Command. That's crazy. Following that, your bio discusses a lot of other really fascinating things that I want to get into. But before we get into that, I want to talk a little bit about what's not in your bio. Okay, tell me about you. Family. What's going on with Marcus?7:21  Sure. Well, we just had a big week in the ruag family took my daughter to college, which you just alluded to a little bit ago there. She's going to San Diego State nice, pretty excited about that. But also, you know, it's a little bit anxious and first first kid out of the nest, so to speak. So that's exciting. And then my son started up eighth grade first time back in school since spring of his sixth grade year, right when everybody went home for COVID. So very exciting there too, and he's trying out for football. So fingers crossed,7:49  right on, right on.7:51  That's a plate right there. And so San Diego State that's Trojans, she's a Trojan Aztecs, Aztecs. Yeah. I'm learning too. Nice. All right, that's a Southern California Nevermind. Sorry.8:02  So the family, your background, there was this huge section in your bio, we're very clearly you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you have leadership skills, you are willing to push the boundaries a bit and try some different positions technologies. Can you give me what led you up to this?8:24  Absolutely. So after I got out of the Air Force, I was very interested in joining the the high tech scene that was happening in San Francisco. So did that ride around? Actually not the best time for that because it was right around the bubble here is where there was a big crash back in 2000. But that being said, really got interested in bringing new products to new markets, and bringing new benefits to customers who maybe hadn't seen those benefits before in the past. So very exciting, did a lot of startups founded a lot of companies. And then at some point I crossed over into healthcare so a startup in the healthcare space and it hit me then that as rewarding as I thought it had been doing startups in high tech to do in healthcare it was even more special because not only are you starting a company but you're actually helping people right we were helping doctors treat patients better we were helping patients have better outcomes in their in their hospitals stays. So it was really rewarding. And at some point after that, I was able to join a company called Fluence which you probably saw on the on the resume, but they were in the LED lighting space. And I started there to help out with the customer experience for their customer base. And I learned that the customer base was primarily in three segments, customers who are coming to a growing produce companies who are growing flowers, and then cannabis companies and can imagine which one of the segments was probably the fastest growing it was their cannabis customers and so that was entirely new to me the cannabis world and I as you guys have I dove deeply into it the endocannabinoid system the the benefits of cannabis and learned about cultivation and Creation of products and distribution, all that kind of good stuff. And right around, I guess was the spring of 2017, Texas announced the grant of the first couple of licences for the Texas compassionate use programme. And when, you know, I reached out to one of the companies and say, I think I can help you guys here in Texas. And so I came on board as president of goodwill in Texas at that time.10:21  And that's fascinating. So I mean, obviously, it was just natural as a natural progression. You ended up seeing that there was a need, it was certainly new to you. Sounds like maybe correct me if I'm wrong, but you're inspired by things that you don't know enough about, but seem intriguing could help people I'm still learning10:35  and so much to learn in this space still, but but it ends up it's a great match for all that because it's it's technology, right? It's, it's horticulture, and it's it's helping people within today, right was what was what we're here to do is help Texans.10:48  So it's an electrical engineer, I get that you were drawn to the LED space, but then getting drawn to healthcare and now more of a I mean, what would you describe your position at good blood?10:59  I, I'm leading the entire Texas team here. Everything from cultivation, to product development, formulation, packaging, distribution, working with physicians, working with patient support groups, so pretty much everything setting strategy product roadmap and trying to build a great culture for the team here.11:18  So one of the things that we talk about in our company is the why the why the underlying reason why all this is happening, because if you don't have a solid, why then what you're describing, nobody else really will believe in that. But it sounds like you found your y even if you haven't defined your y statement, you found the Y11:37  Well, I can define it for you. It's we are empowering Texans to find their well being right through natural medicines that our patients say work. And it's, it's, it's so rewarding. Now, we have a we have a group of we have a role the company called mobile wellness coordinators, and these are the folks it's probably one of the hardest jobs at the company, you have to be knowledgeable about cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, talking to patients, so you have to be bit of an extrovert, right? It'll talk to patients. But you also have to drive across the large distances of Texas to deliver medicine to patients doors. So you also have to be a bit of an introvert there to be happy listening to podcasts while you're driving. They have the best job in the company, though, because when they're making that second delivery to a patient, they get to hear how that patient did they could hear the patient testimonials, and they're incredibly rewarding. And it's I feel really almost envious that they get to do this. But they're they're so nice to come back and share their stories with us after they've had these amazing conversations.12:38  So where are you with the company before they ended up having their first dispense of their certified? Yeah,12:45  I've been with the company since 2017. We served our first patients in early 2019. Okay, and what12:52  was it like? What was the anticipation like to get your first patient that had been referred in and and bringing those physicians on board to do that here in a state that didn't do it before?13:01  Well, I think predict my answer was huge and hugely rewarding. Like I said, it's this, the testimonies we hear are fantastic. And as we've come to market with even a wider set of products, different ratios of CBD to THC, different terpene profiles, were able to help more people were able to give prescribing doctors more choices, and patients more choices on how they how they help themselves.13:28  But it just seems like it would be a really cool opportunity to paint a picture of how you feel like you're going to be able to deliver something that maybe a physician doesn't feel like they've got a total grasp, because that's why you would offer an alternative. And then now you've recruited them to go now then just a new novel way, but prior to your launch wasn't really necessarily well embraced. How hard is it to get that message and get physicians to want to buy in to do that?13:54  It is still a challenge today. Sure. And one of the reasons I'm so excited that you invited me here today is because one of my number one missions right now is to try to get the word out to increase awareness. I suspect. We don't have a random text in here right now. But if we grabbed one walked outside in the heat, and ask them if cannabis was legal in the state of Texas, most likely they're gonna say no. And even for the patient groups where it is legal right now, most of them don't know that it's legal. So our number one job right now is creating awareness growing the number of Texans who are aware that they have this treatment available to them. And I really appreciate being on a show like this to help get the word out.14:32  What I think is so cool is that somebody with your pedigree has chosen to do this and now finding out why you chose to do it, which is you got into healthcare, you had the opportunity to do these, these other companies where it could have just been about financial reward. But once you got in and saw the impact that you can have that then you chose to do this with that message of we're going to empower people to take, take their health over what was your statement again,14:57  you're going to empower empower them to take charge with Their own wellbeing,15:01  empower them to take charge of their own well being. That's something that I try to do as a physician all the time. And so many times, it's limited because of the insurance plan because of lack of funding because of lack of efficacy. Sure. So I'm thrilled that Texas decided to do this because we've been waiting to see this happen. I've talked to my colleagues and other states, where medical cannabis is legal. And they tell me about the success that they're having with their patients. As a gastroenterologist, when I looked at, let me just pick a patient population, like my inflammatory bowel disease patients, I'm open to discuss things I I'm more of a functional type person. So I will ask these questions. And if somebody has Crohn's disease, and they're between the ages of 18 to 40, I just say, Are you using cannabis for your health? And they'll stop and be like, yeah, how did you guess? Yeah, I mean, they just go, yeah. And because they're on forums, they're talking. And I said, well, it's pretty exciting, because I think we're headed that way with Texas. And I think that we can make this so that you don't, so that you can have control over this so that you can actually empower your own health with this with products that are meticulously cultivated that have Certificate of analysis that you don't question, which is what good blend is doing. Right. Right.16:23  Well, the other the other message I'd like to get across and it ties into what you just said, is that it's actually easy to do, it's easy to get into the programme. So right, not only do they do Texans not know what exists, but if they do, they probably think it's incredibly difficult to get a prescription and to get product and to be able to afford it. And that's another message I would like to leave with folks is that it, take a look into it, right? Go to good blend.com because it's actually easy to get signed up and get to be part of the programme.16:48  Oh, we're gonna get into all of that. I have a feeling I want to like, where do I go? I love I love talking to people that have been there done that, that have degrees, like you have that have seen so many things. I want to know, you know, what Goodwin does where it is. But I think one of the most important things that people have to realise is that you've got very, I've been to a programme and I've met the doctors that showed up to the programme. And I've talked to paediatrician, psychiatrists and pain doctors here in Texas here in Plano, not just I'm not going very far out. And they told me the effects they're having on their patients. And these are smart people, somebody like you, also extremely smart, we start validating this whole industry and start shedding that kind of negative feeling that people have carried over over the years, obviously, other states are a little more advanced. But even my patients today, we had a 65 year old woman that is quite miserable from an autoimmune disease. And she just said flat out, would you care if I started smoking weed, and I'm like, not only do I not care, but I'm going to send you to a doctor because one of your diseases qualifies you, at least right now on this fairly limited set. And we'll talk about the different programmes, which are easy to get into and all these other things. And she just completely was like, You're kidding. I'm like now and these are, then you start briefly talking about ratios. And it's not about you know, smoking yourself, so you can't move on the couch. I just18:22  want to add to that, because where she is and where she finds herself. And this is why I think what company like good blend really bridges a gap that needs to be bridged. And that is, the reason why she asked or was hesitant to bring up the use of marijuana is because probably up until a certain point she felt shameful and trying to find a solution. And finally, she worked up enough nerve to finally throw it to Ken and say, do you mind if I do? So how long had she been sitting on the fence before she finally worked up the nerve, because we've seen it before. She's not a stranger to the clinic, to work up enough energy to be able to do that. And what I think is great about a company like good blend is stop waiting, we want you to feel better. And there's actually an easy pathway to do. So it's kind of how you see the the access there. Absolutely.19:10  It's it's one of the reasons that we try to have a vast selection of products that feel a little bit less intimidating. Right? So we'll probably get into that later too. But everything we can do to help folks out I mean, I'm actually kind of feeling bad for this person. Right? Because like you said, How long have you been sitting on that and not sharing that and she could have been helped a lot earlier. So yeah, and Texas is making really good strides there. Every two years. I have a legislative session and every two years we've been expanding the programme so I'm I'm very optimistic.19:43  It's if you are knowledgeable about this, so Eric and I got heavy into the CBD. Yes. area when CBD was still people were being arrested in Iran a foreigner here Yeah, Marin County. Over in Fort Worth. They were getting arrested. And I'm like I call Eric I'm like there's another person like what are we doing here? endocannabinoid system. This is perfect. And when you start talking about I'm like this person has an Endocannabinoid deficiency. They've got these chronic diseases, we are just putting band aids on all of these things, including pain meds. If we can get their endocannabinoid system back to balance, it is something that they need. If I have an asthmatic that shows up and they're wheezing, and I say you the only thing that that that is allowable under your plan, the only thing that's allowable in this, I'll take it back one second. Simone Biles, oh, yeah. Alright, so Simone Biles, this is and this was shared, I didn't I haven't talked to her. But it was viewed on a couple different articles that seemed pretty credible. It makes sense. Regardless, it different countries have different rules. Japan does not allow ADHD medication to be taken. She's been on ADHD medication for most of her life. So she goes to the Japan Olympics. And nobody's discussing that she couldn't take that it's a banned substance in the country. It's an accepted substance in the Olympic Committee, because it's an exemption, because they understand that. So she goes there. And everybody's like, what she's lost her train of thought and everything. So imagine if you can't get the drug that you need or the product that you need, and it's available right there. But somebody is putting a wall that's right there, if you're an asthmatic, and you're wheezing, and I can't give you ventolin inhaler to open up your Bronco airways because guess what? ventolin and bronchodilators. It has to be an exception. If it's if you're on the Olympics, like you have to get it exempt. Otherwise, it's considered a enhancing thing. There's things like that that are on that. You know that that's why you get NSF certified for different things, right things. So this is one of those deals where I'm like, if you're a diabetic and you need insulin, or if you need Metformin, and you can't get that, when I look at some of my patients, I'm like, Oh, my gosh, a beautiful balance of your endocannabinoid system may correct 90% of what you have going on, and we can take these eight drugs away. That's what I'm excited about.22:14  Yeah, so I have, I have a theory on this, which is that well, and partly this may end up being preaching to the choir, but it's my understanding that the endocannabinoid system is not well taught in med school, if at all. And if that's true, that means you have to learn it after you graduate. But it also means you may have some scepticism about it, it was only discovered in the 1990s. Yeah, I mean, how can we couldn't do better and discover before them, but that Okay, so it's discovered in the 90s. It's really important, right? And I've heard you guys talk about it a lot. But it is the I call it the it's like the conductor of the symphony. So it is conducting all the other systems in our bodies. And it's telling you that when to get a little louder, or that when to slow down. It keeps everything in balance. And a word you guys use frequently is homeostasis, right? It helps maintain that. And yet I was in a doctor's office the other day with my daughter had to get a COVID test before being allowed to go to San Diego State. And on the wall, this doctor's office you guys probably have to is the systems of the body. Right? It's got the skeletal system nervous system. And I look pretty hard on that poster, it could not find the endocannabinoid system. So to me, that kind of said, everything23:23  is that surprising. And it's unfortunate because it The end result is what we have now. It just simply becomes ignored. And then it becomes taboo. Because if it's being ignored, then maybe it's not acceptable to talk about and it's not acceptable to talk about then you have patients who are fearful for bringing forth an idea for a solution and then we're just slowing recovery when in fact, I mean, I'm not an advocate saying that THC is going to solve everything for anybody. But that doesn't mean it won't work for someone.23:51  We've talked about this before that I believe I'm a gastroenterologist I focus on the gastro anthological system. There are neurologists there are endocrinologist cardiologists, we will have an Endocannabinoid ologists because that is something that people have to get on board to get on board with. There's when you like First of all, a quick side note I suggest everybody after this is over go to good blends website that website is great. It is filled has so much information. So much great information about the history about why it became sort of tucked under the rug about how it was manipulated on a political level and then ultimately about how all these other cannabinoids are involved. So it's I don't know if you can't see it, it's way over there. But I purposely put I put a terpene in there we got lemonade being diffused right now so we can stay mentally clear. You know, terpenes being involved in all this. So as an induction as an Endocannabinoid ologists we're going to get to the point where we'll be like okay, well tell me what your Oh perfect. Sounds like You need some assistance with this. This is probably the blend that you need. This is more of you need a more CBD front heavy with immersing terpene to calm down and one thing in the morning. Yes, absolutely. And the fact that it's all natural and and does that.25:19  You want to repeat that. Just fixed my. We knew it didn't pop right back. I25:25  know what? No, I just said that. I think an Endocannabinoid ologists will eventually be able to fine tune what people take based on the terpenes. And Jen, and you mentioned,25:38  you mentioned maybe one thing in the morning, right to get you ready for your day and another thing in the evening to help you get ready for bed.25:44  Absolutely. And if we could get to that point where people are doing this, then they're like, okay, or as needed. The delivery systems. It's like, Okay, I'm a little overwhelmed right now I'm feeling really anxious. I just did a little something to cut this off. And non addicting all these other things. And Eric can attest to this. When we see these patients and we cringe every single time how many people show up young people. You look at their med list and you're like holy cow that Xanax, that's three different antidepressants. You got a muscle relaxer. How maybe Ambien will frequency so much Ambien, so much other sleep medicines. But let's look at the addictive potential of some of these medications, ultra opioids and benzodiazepines almost criminal, what has happened with these addictive medications that we know they're addictive, but without anything else to give them and you have a patient that's there. And as physicians and healthcare I ultimately want to help people and I have given opioids and I have had the discussion with them. Like I understand you're in a tremendous amount of pain, I need you to sleep. I'm willing to give this to you for a very short period, because I feel like if I can get you to sleep, your pain will be markedly better. And we can stop these other things. As somebody who the world's now not that recent, but five months or so ago, I had my first real neck injury where the pain was an I've redefined my pain scale kind of thing. People go, Oh, that's an eight out of 10 I really thought stubbing my toe. redefine it. And we've talked about him before but Wade McKenna, an orthopedist, you know, he told me he's like, Listen, I'm gonna, I don't I don't like, you know, hitting you with a bunch of opioids and stuff like this, what we really need is to call the muscles down, I'm going to give you a long acting, benzo for days, take it for four days, stop taking it after that, because your muscles will calm down at that point, there was a plan, there's a plan to get me on as a plan to get me off. And he purposely said, I don't mess with these opioids. Are you kidding me? As an orthopaedic surgeon, and when if we could sit there and say, okay, you a patient comes to me, I'm a, I'm a primary care doctor, and somebody has a significant injury. And so tell me what the biggest thing about this. It's the anxiety of knowing that I don't know what's going to happen, okay, then you give a blend, which is more effective on the anxiety, tell me what's happening here, the pain keeps me up. Okay, let's do this, we now have the opportunity to treat these symptoms that ultimately may or may not need some other intervention. But we know it's not addictive. We know that it actually has. And now we're going to get into the science of it. But we know that it actually has these different properties that help decrease the inflammatory processes by blocking p parganas. by blocking these different pathways, g couple proteins, we can get all sciency about it. But the reality is, I don't do that with my patients, I say, Tell me what it is that's bothering you the most. Let's see if we can give you something for that. That's the beauty of what you're doing right now. Good blend has the ability to take these natural molecules in different ratios to help in different scenarios. Totally agree.29:15  I mean, that's actually hit you reminding me it's kind of dissonant disheartening to look at a patient's med list when they come in. And there's a bunch of things kind of like what can just describe, and we're almost used to the polypharmacy or the or the multiple meds that are all listed there. And truly, knowing that a natural alternative could probably reduce that load. So we're playing less of this chemical warfare with this patient because it's almost a new we're kind of hinting at it earlier. It's almost like you're taking one thing to balance out the other thing that I've just gave them this new thing, and you're almost always chasing rather than actually treating and then and letting them be themselves.29:59  So we are getting that feedback from patients which is that once they've been on our medicine for a while they're their drug list is decreasing. Tell us I've we've had we have been able to stop these three things and now I'm down to these things I've been able to reduce the dose of these things. And if you I'm not, I'm not asking you to do this, but if you want to go Oprah on me and ask for patient testimonials I I made, you know, their tear jerker is really, in terms of helping things we're able to do with people.30:25  Well, you know what, yeah. Do you want to do it? Brian? Yeah, yeah. Tell me about one word, somebody, it made such a profound difference in their life that they couldn't hold back.30:34  Yeah. So there's a there's a patient we have that has terminal cancer. And that was a hard just that you guys have these conversation. I don't, it was a hard conversation for me to have. But he had a great outlook on his life. And he started taking our medicine, and he was able to cut back on his opioid use. And the way he described it to me was, it's not just good for me, it's really good for my family. Because on opioids, I'm a zombie. And with your medicine, since I've been able to decrease the opioids, I can be myself around my family my final days. So they're hard stories, but happy stories. Another mom said to us, her son had so many seizures a day that, and he had so many anti seizure medicine. He was kind of just there, right? But on our medicine, he was able to stop taking some of his anticonvulsant medicines. And he said, how this is when it gets me he says to us, one day, Mom, I have feelings.31:34  Wow.31:36  That's, I mean, what a What a crazy thing to have to lose as a kid the ability to basically participate in life because it's being taken away from you by a chemical that up until now was necessary, because you you obviously can't just sit there and suffer from seizure activity over and over again, that's, that's dangerous in and of itself. Right. But not knowing that there's a better alternative is honestly criminal. It's criminal, not to know that there's a better solution than just taking anticonvulsants to control I'm assuming epilepsy or something similar to32:09  right. So that's, so that brings up a really good point that mom, I have feelings. These medications have side effects, and the side effects that most people don't talk about as the pharmaceutical medicines, the pharmaceutical medications. Correct. So I get so many of these patients that are on polypharmacy, because so many of them have anti parasympathetic, meaning they affect the gut. Almost all of them do one way or the other. Oh, I have diarrhoea. When did that start? Six months ago, I see you're on Zoloft. When you start Zoloft. Seven months ago, huh? I have so much conversation What's going on? Oh, you're on the opioids? Oh, I've got a date all there. I'm fully aware that there's completely these are necessary drugs. But my job when I during residency. Some of us were chosen for basically treating older people. So I went to the older people clinic. And so my the technical term for it, that's the tactic. The older people,33:21  obviously, yes.33:23  Yeah. The layman's term is gerontology. But yeah, but we call it the older people. OPC. I would sit there. And as a resident, I'd looked at these lists, I'm like, you're 90, you're still here. Why do we care about your cholesterol that has this effect on this? And this? Why are you on this? Right? My sole job I viewed in that clinic, was to just get people off medicines, because the side effects at some point are just completely Yeah, outweighing that. And that was just a lifetime of going to this doctor that doctors cardiologists going to give this guest route, they just keep adding up. They just keep adding up him. Somebody shows up with a list of this. None of these drugs have ever been conducted in a trial, where they're all together. What happens then? We don't know. Well, I'm dealing with that now. And I've got a nine year old person and just every time they'd come back, they'd be more alert more. If you made it to 90. You're a baller. You've done it right. You deserve to drink, what's your mama smoke,34:28  what you eat what you want, do whatever it is. And they would love that by the time they were there. Yeah, they start having fun again, and it was just about getting them off their drugs. You got to hit on something, though. And maybe you seen this because you said you've seen a show or or two but something that we've had we have hit on is lifespan, and life expectancy is just a number. But what's way more important truly, to enjoy those numbers is to have a good health span. And to be able to function and participate in life if you're going to live it. You may have It'll be involved in it right? How do you How does? How does your company view healthspan? In relation to to that?35:09  I would say it's similar to the the things we've been talking about, which is if you can, if, if there's, if there's an opportunity to live a higher quality life, right. And there's a natural way to do that, and to get off some of the pharmaceuticals that maybe are causing some of the side effects, and you can live a happier higher quality life. I mean, that's, that's what we're here for. Right? It's kind of what I talked about well being that's exactly what we're here for.35:36  So if you gave two quick testimonies, one, obviously about someone with epilepsy and one from somebody who was suffering from terminal cancer, yes, what other what other ailments to kind of focus on as it stands right now?35:51  The so there is a treatable conditions list on Texas. And it is, it was created by statute. As you know, it started out in 2015, as intractable epilepsy, that was the only treatable condition. In 2019, the programme was expanded in a significant significant way where a lot of new conditions were added. So terminal cancer, autism, ALS, Parkinson's, spasticity, a whole giant category of conditions under the headline, incurable neurodegenerative diseases. And that has a list of about 300 things underneath it. So it was pretty significant expansion. And I would say across all those, all those treatable conditions, we're hearing positive testimonials.36:36  That's fascinating. And actually, I had glanced at it, I don't think that they cannot have spent any time on it. But I did notice that there was autism. And I don't know that you do you have a testimony or not. But it's definitely something that's near and dear to this guy in our research, just to polyphenols but he's made he's made no mistake about it. There's a play there with with cannabinoids as well.36:59  Yeah, I'll give you my I'll give you my take. In fact, we work with a great asset. She's been on the show before Angie cook. And she wrote up an incredible which I've yet to publish, partly because at the time, people were being I mean, Texans don't even I, I can go around right now and talk to my patients about CBD. And I've got CBD all over my office. And they will be like, Oh, boy, no, I'm not into that. And I'm like, let me explain that to you real quick. And let me explain this. Do you have any chronic condition, whatever, like, Well, yeah, totally do well, and then they end up, you know, purchasing it and saying, yeah, it made a huge difference. And it comes down to that rebuy rate. So as a business person, we know that I've got a almost 50% rebuy rate on Tron teal. And this is like, you know, worldwide. We know that that works. Because as if anybody's ever been in the pharmaceutical industry, I prescribe a drug and they come in and I'm like, Did that work and their trials that you know, the studies show? It's 8% better than placebo, whatever. So it all comes down to does the person want to come back and purchase more? That's To me, that's the that's where the rubber hits the road. My move towards autism became very personal. When I had a patient that brought her son in and he had become I'm an adult doctor, he had moved on from paediatrics to adult. And she said he's becoming almost impossible to take care of when he eats. He cannot communicate. He flailed he gets almost violent. And he's, you know, he's 16. Is he just becoming a young man, and this is getting really bad. I said, Listen, I don't know a whole lot about autism. But I do know that. You said when he eats, let's treat his gut. Let's fix his gut. And I'm just now getting into something where I believe it will play a role. And I put them on CBD. And now looking back, we're going to look at this, I'm going to be sitting in a lecture someday and an endocrinologist will have the exact thing to give that person. But right now that was best I could do is your mother shows up three months later, crying. And her son is communicating, not high level, but she's like, he's like, Hi. And he's talking. And I'm like, How do you feel? And he's like, you know, good. And she's like, This is crazy. It's been 10 years and I have not seen this person. And like, I don't know if it was the fix in the gut. I don't know if it was the CBD regardless, I think it's both. And that's where it came in. So then Angie did this incredible write up and maybe we can team up with your people to get it published, but it's like 50 pages long. It's super sciency. It's all about autism and the effect on the endocannabinoid system. And when I go to my colleagues and they say there's no science on this, we share a Mandalay capability, what Mandalay is. So we share this, the repository of journals that are out there are published and we've got a whole folder on There's a whole folder on CBD a whole folder on cannabis and cannabis. And the sciences, they're animals to humans. The problem is the science in the United States is not here the science that is recognised by our journals here, because, and we talked about this, that people don't realise that it was approved if you're going to study cannabis, and Michael Pollan was talking about this, the author Michael Pollan was talking about this, that the cannabis, which is approved by the FDA to be used in studies. It comes from one place, one place some crap lace, it's like 60 years old. Yeah, it's been around, and kind of just40:40  shit marijuana. It just it's not indicative. It's not similar to the kinds of Medicinal Products that you're gonna get.40:47  Yeah, exactly. This40:48  is what it is, and correct me if I'm wrong, but this is, this is what all sanctioned and allowed us research is done on is basically just this one lot. Correct.41:00  or from a federal perspective, I believe that's right. Yeah. Having said that, very exciting news in this most recent legislative session. Nice. The statute that they added to the statute that Texas can start its own research programme. So the department State Health Service real for real so yeah, they're they're writing the rules right now. And yes, it's very exciting. So Texas cannabis research. Does part of the Texas compassionate use Berg did not know that did not know that. And it goes beyond the treatable conditions list. For sure. do research, the research, whoever the research institution is picks what they want to study,41:40  I need people to hear that said a little bit close with money. Which part the?41:46  The research so the Texas compassionate use programme is introducing a research element. And the department State Health Services is writing the rules right now. I think they're even posted for public comment. And it's gonna happen. And so the research, whoever the research institution is, and they provide a list of who can qualify, you pick the condition you want to do research on. You do have to find an IRB. But it's sky's the limit. Oh,42:12  my gosh, that makes me so excited that just that turned into hope for my IBD patient. Yeah.42:20  So just to click and you42:21  get to use our products. You don't have to use the federal cannabis.42:25  Okay, I have been that is exciting having you on just for that one thing. I hope my partners listen to this because ga right now is we're getting close to 1000 providers strong. And in the state of Texas, basically everybody in the state now as part of this one group, to be able to power a study like that could be fan tastic. I have just, I thought that it was completely prohibitive. And Gotta love Texas. Gotta love. We're gonna do it in Texas if the feds don't want us. That's awesome.42:59  No comment on that. Your point about autism, I've had the I've been very fortunate to be able to attend a to medical cannabis conferences in Israel. And then one was in LA. And there's plenty of studies out there about autism and THC for43:14  sure. And that's what this 50 page review that Angie put together, put a lot of sweat and tears into it. And it's something that we should probably team up with some of your scientists to update it because it's about two years old. Yeah. But I was shocked reading it, the level of science, the level of information out there, and the amount of benefit that you can actually do and the correlation. So for me as gastroenterologist the correlation that when the endocannabinoid system is off, it affects all systems. But in my opinion, all health begins and ends in the gut. If you don't have a healthy gut, you ultimately affect the brain. And we've got we've done podcasts on this where we can show that neuro inflammation or chronic inflammation affects f h, which is the enzyme that breaks down your own endocannabinoids. And when you lower your inanda mind, which is the one that you know is your low level keeping you there. It's your body's own equivalent to THC. It's your body's own equivalent. And then on the flip side, when you have to a G which is the spotlight if that's getting turned on all the time, that's your that's like a that's the other portion of the endocannabinoid system. The difference between a Stanford grad and a simple country but doctrine Nebraska is I've used the same example the endocannabinoid system, but you referred to it as a symphony conductor. I refer to it as a traffic cop. Yeah. They're both good. I could say mines. You know what? I won't say. Yours is more elegant to start using that from now on. Yeah,44:52  elegant was exactly the word I was gonna say. So I'm glad you said it is refined and yours is quickie, Martin.45:00  To your point about the importance of the gut. And if you haven't checked out this research, please do. I think you're gonna find it very interesting. There's one of the leading researchers in the field of cannabis is a Dr. Ethan Russo. And he has a I think he calls it. I may begin this wrong, but the grand unified theory, but of course it spells out gut, but it's all about the the brain gut connection and with the endocannabinoid system as a key part of it, and you've you've addressed this in previous conversations, but they're all tied together.45:33  One of my problems that I have had, and I'm curious how you and your sales people have dealt with this, it's the person that I know how to say this. I'm enthusiastic. And it took me a long time I've read vitamin weed, which is a great book, forgot the Michelle Ross, Michelle Ross. That's it. Michelle Ross wrote that she's a PhD. You know, there's Goldstein's book. These books are great. But I had to read them a couple times. The first time I started getting into it before you start going because it's it's a different language. It's that's why I think we're gonna have an Endocannabinoid ologists. My problem is when I have somebody, it's that the vomit of knowledge that I have to keep myself from doing when somebody is like, what's that? And then you start getting into it, and you're like, what's the endocannabinoid system? So I've always I'm a little bit curious, from a business perspective, how you as a company, get into that naive, let's just start with the naive doctor46:38  that says, Why don't know about this? They start with the, you know, yeah, you know, I'm kind of curious. He may not want to divulge everything, but I really kind of want to know how many practitioners throughout the state are actively participating in this programme.46:50  So the state publishes some data about the programme. The most recent date is from July, and there were over approximately 50046:59  Oh, wow, it's much47:00  bigger than I thought. And to be a prescribing doctor, you have to be a board certified specialist, as you are. So it's, it's not every doctor, you have to write you have to be board board certified. And then the patient, the patient count as of July was right around 7070 507,500. That may not sound like much, but it's growing 10% every single month. Well, it'll be one of those things every single and this is in the in the official kickoff was 2019. Right. For the first patients. The first patients were actually served in 2018. Okay, not by us, but okay.47:38  So that is so tip of the iceberg because as a clinician, I went on once I found out you know, one of your sales people that had has known me for a long time as a friend and they got involved with this knowing that I'm involved with CBD and understand the endocannabinoid system. So first thing I did is I tried to sign up well, my specialty is not listed. So as a gastroenterologist, I'm not listed as currently interesting currently, because when I did the whole thing and went through it and tried to I couldn't find that. And then for me, it was a little daunting to say, Well, I'm internal medicine is there on board certified internal medicine, but I really practice 100%, gastroenterology. And I did not want to false under any false pretences as this is, because it's just a matter of time. It's better a short time. So discussing that, from a business perspective, what can I do? As a physician who's very interested in this? help some of the legislation, bring in other let's start, I've got a tonne of questions about that all these little things, but help bring in other specialists are there? I mean, I don't I don't even know I don't even know, like committees are?48:55  Well, hopefully, a discussion like this helps. Right? For starters, right? It was one of the reasons. I mean, hopefully doctors watching this who are board certified specialists who are intrigued and have heard how much this can help will apply to get the programme. It's very simple for doctors to get in. You, you just provide your Texas Medical licence number, I think and your board certification number and the Department of Public Safety checks those two things. And that's pretty much the extent of it, you become registered and at that point, they very much leave things up to the doctor. That's one of the great things about the programme is Let's trust the doctors.49:33  So in this case, not knowing enough about that. I'm like, Well wait till my specific specialty, it just there was neurology, oncology, pain, internal medicine. There was a lot of specialists so if there's a physician listening to this, go check it out, because more likely you're there. I'm just saying that gastroenterology was one of the few that was not listed.49:55  I can I can certainly bring that up with them and ask, you know, we can get If we can get that specialty added, I'm surprised it's not on there.50:02  That was eight months ago, nine months ago, something like that. Maybe it is I haven't checked recently. But I thought, well, it should50:11  be one of the things I think you should be is. And I actually learned this from you in our very first phone call. One of the treatable conditions, which I don't think I listed before is called spasticity. And it is unlike everything else on the list for your very intelligent audience. They know as soon as I say that they're like, which one is not like the other spasticity is a symptom, am I correct, and everything else is a sort of a disease or condition. And you informed me that much of what happens between the mouse the top and the bottom, you know, by the way, for those who don't know, if you get on a phone call with a gastroenterologist, it can get like, it was unexpected. I was not expecting to have that conversation. In my day. I'm on the phone. I'm like, Whoa, because we went top to bottom, or you did, but apparently, it's all a lot of it's muscle. And there can be spasms in that muscle spasticity in the muscle, and that is a treatable condition.51:03  It's nerves innervating muscles and the muscles if they go into spasm create tremendous pain. And if you're ever worked in ER, and you ask an ER physician, what's the what's some of the most common complaints, it's abdominal pain. Now that can be all the way from a perforated bowel appendicitis. But a lot of times people just get labelled, Oh, you've got a bug or IBS, and then they get sent out. That's it's a huge chunk, because it covers so much territory. So yeah, for spasticity. If we can get the spasticity handled, I can help so many people, my cebo people. So if you have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, one of the reasons why you have so much pain is because the bacteria produce gas, which stretch the intestines, in a reflex, the intestines trying to track back, that's a spasm, this is reminiscent of our phone call together. except you're eating at the time. When somebody poops like this, you want to make sure that52:06  I'm kind of curious about if if, in the new, you put it in these words, if a if a interested position, or one on the fence, even we're, we're considering this, and you've already talked about what it takes to get approved. So let's talk a little bit about what's the experience like to be that practitioner. For one, you write a, an opioid, or what something has a highly addictive property, or even if it's classified that way, it's called a controlled substance. And then in Texas until recently, we always came with the paper, triplicate, I mean, there was a there was a form to do so. So what's it like? What's the process for the writing of the prescription? And the experience going through your company? And what is the physician See? How is it dispensed? What's the fall ill insurance your ongoing?52:52  Sure. A challenge for a patient can be finding a doctor who can prescribe we've tried to help with that by we have we have a virtual clinic on our website. So if you go to good blend calm, you can actually see a doctor through telehealth, it's one of the very great things the state of Texas has done is enabled telehealth for this programme, which is super exciting. You can see a doctor through a telehealth appointment or you can go to a doctor's office and see them there. They're either either the doctor will diagnose you with one of the treatable conditions, or you bring your medical records from a different doctor who's, for instance, if you had a patient and in their chart, and you'd put spasms of the gutter specificity, or they could actually take that chart to another doctor and get a prescription.53:37  That is fantastic video. So as somebody who's learning and I'm risk averse, and all these things, I just don't want to I want to make sure that I follow the lay of the wall, which is why I stopped when my own specialty wasn't there. That is fantastic to know that I can say look I can right now I'm not comfortable doing it. But I truly believe that you could benefit from this, please go to this website. Set up a virtual visit. Show them this note, fax them my clinic note 100% Oh, that's54:08  easy fan. TAs this, that's awesome news because it actually allows a physician on the fence or is worried about blowback from maybe their own partners, they can now safely dip their toe in the water and say, Look, I've got a pathway for you to get we have doctors that do this all the time.54:21  Oh my gosh, that is great. You're exactly right. When I first started doing CBD, one of my partners grabbed all my all my pamphlets and said brown wants to sell weed in our clinic. That's fine, but I'm not taking part of it. Not a joke. So and then if I actually,54:37  you know because there's just this much misinformation and and the people don't educate themselves. That is awesome. Because what are we talking about here and you said it you started off this interview. We want to help people and the people we want to help as the patients and you don't care if you're getting the credit as the doctor who is being in this position to do Do that. This is about the patient who comes in and says I hurt or I can't get over it or I as you said with the with the kiddo I can't feel. Let's get them on a route to do so if you're uncomfortable doing it's fine. Let them take what you found with them and then and then head over to G website55:18  not to digress really quick. But when you said that I can feel for the first time imagine your child who you love dearly that has never been able to express love can then express that because of this because you got them off these meds as living that's living. Yeah. That's, that's awesome.55:38  Yeah, it's fantastic. Oh, and I know you didn't mean to digress, but I am curious though. Yeah. Once they rot55:44  that continues a journey for Yeah, sure. So that everything the patient record for the programme lives on a Texas website. It's the it's called curtsy u RT, the Compassionate use registry of Texas. A prescribing doctor would go into it's it's an online service, but you go into you log into that service. And then you create a new patient profile for your new patient. And then you create a prescription for that patient. And so your prescription you have they give ultimate flexibility for how you want to write this prescription. The ones we recommend are flexible to give the patient flexibility. So you would specify here's the milligrammes of THC, I think would work for you over a an X day period. So this prescription is going to exist for 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, we recommend 90 days, because I think one of things we've learned from the the, like the CVS is in the Walgreens of the world is that you can write that longer prescription you're going to get better compliance for for the second round of dispensations, but so 90 day prescription, this much THC and milligrammes and then you have to specify the means of administration, you can get very specific with that you can say, it's got to be tincture, or got to be a gummy, or there's a box that says, I think it says other any means other any means. And then there's a notes field. And so what you could say to a patient is, so you do all that. And you could say I recommend you start with this in the morning, this in the evening. And if you want to dabble with your, you know, try, try this and see how it works for you, you can try that too. So that all exists in an electronic record. The next step then is for the patient to contact, good blend. And then we they tell us their identifying information, we pull up that patient record and that prescription and we're able to dispense against that one opportunity for improvement in the programme. And some doctors do this some don't is you think about it, when the patient leaves that appointment. You know how this goes, I can't I can't remember really half what a doctor says when I leave that appointment, cuz it's a high stress, time. And when you get home, I have trouble remembering what the doctor said. So we do recommend you give the patient something that says, here's what I'm prescribing you, or you send them a follow up email and says, here's, here's the prescription I gave you, otherwise, they don't remember what you're prescribed. And then we're the ones reminding them, Hey, your doctor prescribed X, Y and Z. But that's the process. So you see a doctor doctor interest, the prescription into the compassionate use registry of Texas patient contacts us we dispense against that in terms of getting the medicine and products to patients. We offer a lot of different ways to do that. We started out as 100% a delivery model. So we were delivering to patients homes. We've recently added the the ability for patients to come into certain doctor's offices and pick up their what they've ordered. And even more recently, we've added the ability. It's almost like a miniature retail experience. But we bring unassigned product into the doctor's office, and a patient could walk right out of your appointment. you've entered their prescription and occurred and we can they can shop right there and buy what they want. And then so a one stop shop.58:50  Let me clarify that really quick. So you're saying that a physician can actually have product in their office and they can sell it directly to the patient.58:59  We do the selling? Yes. Okay. We are there in the in the lobby or wherever, wherever we are and patient comes in and they they see what we have to offer and then they buy what the prescription says and sorry, pharmacy extension, essentially essentially I'm okay. Okay,59:13  so just one small caveat on this journey, so far, so much like, just so that people don't think that a physician is just guessing what the milligrammes are, whenever a new minute, whenever a new medication comes out that isn't cannabis. They utilise representative representatives to go and educate a physician. I doesn't matter if it's a new blood pressure medication. Every blood pressure medication that you've ever taken has had a representative go in and basically detail a physician on that. So I would imagine that there is a detailing process on best practices, things to look for cues. Correct. Thank you for bringing that up.59:51  Yes, we as you would a physician would not be guessing. We have we have dosing guides. In For instance, if you want the prescription to be 90 days long. And you're thinking about prescribing x, we have a recommended daily dose and just multiply by 19. Put that into the prescription. So yes, we, we provide all those sorts of collateral educational material and that1:00:09  kind of stuff. I mean, that's, that's not unique just to cannabis. I mean, we do that literally with every single pharmaceutical that has ever been rolled out. Physicians practitioners need to be educated on it. So this, love this because this is no different. And except for that it is because people have worried away from it. And I think it shouldn't1:00:31  be different, right? And we're getting to the point where it's not sure I got here, you one other way, it's similar to the way prescriptions work in the pharmaceutical side is, if a patient were to call us or, or ask for something that was slightly different than what you prescribed, then we have the ability to contact the prescribing doctor and say, Hey, the patient is interested in this slightly different than what you prescribe. So for instance, let's say you, you check the box for tincture, and the patient decides they want to try our 12 ounce beverage or patient wants to try gummies might be in the same ratio might even be the same dose, it's just a different means of administration, we're able to contact you and say, Are you okay? If the patient gets this instead, and then we just write the note into the look like a little hamster typing there. We just write the note into the, into the prescription.1:01:21  But I mean, that happens with generics and name brands and regular pharmaceuticals, too. So I mean, I think I think it's awesome that y'all it's it's completely your legitimising something that should have been legitimise a very, very long time ago. I love that you'll have that in your model. Yeah, it's1:01:36  transparent. Yeah. I love how that's, that's well. And also, let's, since you brought it up several times, let's talk about these different means of administering. If you have examples, like what what are some of the things that you that you've seen your practitioners have success with that some of the clients the patients seem to like, because a lot of people don't realise A lot of people think oh, I, I don't I just have to smoke it. Right. That's the only thing that that it's there for it. So this is a medicinal product. What are some of the ways? Sure, sure.1:02:06  So we started with started with tinctures back in the our first first couple months and and that was when the programme was in early days of the programme. I should back up a second say. One thing to note about the Texas compassionate use programme is we are capped at a THC maximum currently of 0.5%. by weight. If you know your you know the world of cannabis, you're thinking that's a very small amount of THC. It goes up to 1% starting September 1 based on most recent legislation, but one of the things we realised is that if depending on what the product is what depending what the means of administration is 0.5% can actually be a lot right the heavier the other ingredients are. The more you can get in there more THC you can put in the product and still stay below the 0.5% limit. So we had tinctures for a while and then we moved on to Los Angeles. We were the first company in the state to come out with an edible product like that it was lozenges meant to kind of dissolve in your mouth and for absorption of the cannabinoids after lozenges, we came out with gummies we're the first in the state come out with gummies we have one to one CBD THC ratio gummies and we have five milligrammes THC straight up. And in those gummies we've got different terpene profiles, we've got a sativa profile and indika profile that that's getting our doctors from prescribing flexibility we see you know, common common prescription might be take the one to one gummy, that's sativa in the morning, because it can be more stimulating and it's not you know, it's a one to one CBD THC so you have those working together. But when you're getting ready for bed, take the five milligramme indika gummy which can can be relaxing and can help you sleep. So those gummies really helped with prescribing flexibility. We then came out with lotions. So we've got some topical products, which now again you have to have one of the treatable conditions. But if you also have some other symptoms that could be helped by our medicines, then you're in the programme. Sure you have access to everything once you're in the programme. We launched medical capsules, which is a really nice, very precise dosing product for doctors. And then most recently, we were the first. By the way, all of these were first in the state. We most recently launched our 12 ounce beverage cannabis infused beverage, which I guess I have since I brought pot props, I might as well show the prop. It's empty because right now we don't have a prescription. But all these are getting great feedback I'd say are1:04:47  the most popular. What are some of the other products that you brought. These1:04:50  are all empty, of course there's our gummies here, these are the Texas Orange City, the five milligrammes I got one of our lotion, one of our topical lotion jars, here. Sure. Thank you for asking that question because one of the things I should mention is one of the things we did launch, this is our dream tincture. So it's it's designed with a terpene profile for evening use. Yeah, but one of the things we also did with this tincture, and it's a different bottles that we added, lowers, they can go to our website and see a nice rendering of the bottle. But one of things we did with this launch of the dream tincture is we had a

U.S. Blues
Episode 38 - Texas Injustice

U.S. Blues

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 94:14


In the ongoing, cutthroat competition to be America's most offensively embarrassing state, Texas just said "hold my beer." We offer some thoughts and solidarity for the women of the Lone Star State. Plus, so many Covid deniers died this week, we felt it necessary to spend some time "In Memoriam." Also, sex toys are really expensive, y'all... 

Texas Matters
Texas Matters: Runaway Election Audits And Why Southlake Matters

Texas Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 28:58


Could the nonsense of the GOP Arizona election audit come to Texas? How the "Big Lie" won't die and how it could damage the election system. And a deep dive into the strife at Southlake, Texas and how the battle for those suburb voters can explain what is happening in the Lone Star State.

Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
Sheila Jackson Lee and the Cruelty of the Texas Abortion Law

Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 104:44


Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay start the podcast off with a game of Is It Better Than?, the subject being the legendary LL Cool J (2:04). Then, with the Supreme Court's refusal to block Texas's restrictive abortion law, Texas Representative Shelia Jackson Lee stops by to give some insight on the impact the legislation will have on women in the Lone Star State (37:54). Plus, Drake's new album has tons of features (1:14:07) and it's that time of the week … Mailbag Time (_:_).  Hosts: Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay  Guest: Sheila Jackson Lee Producers: Trudy Joseph and Donnie Beacham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Bill O'Reilly
Trump's Anti-Biden Ad, No Traveling For The Unvaccinated, and The Lone Star State Passes Massive Spending Bill on Border Security

Bill O'Reilly

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 40:53


Tonight's rundown: With all eyes on Biden's mishandling of Afghanistan, Donald Trump takes this opportunity to slam the President in a new ad  The media has always been on Biden's side, even when it comes to Afghanistan, but will they be able to save him from public opinion? The CDC recommends that those who are unvaccinated not travel this Labor day weekend  Tons of big news out of Texas – a new abortion law is a big hit against the progressive agenda, all pro sports teams must play the national anthem and billions of the state's budget is allocated towards border security  California Gov. Gavin Newsom has 12 days left before he faces a recall vote, will heavy-hitting donors save him? This Day in History, 1945: The Japanese surrender   Final Thought: How to rebound after a tough few weeks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News and Analysis
Trump's Anti-Biden Ad, No Traveling For The Unvaccinated, and The Lone Star State Passes Massive Spending Bill on Border Security

Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News and Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 40:53


Tonight's rundown: With all eyes on Biden's mishandling of Afghanistan, Donald Trump takes this opportunity to slam the President in a new ad  The media has always been on Biden's side, even when it comes to Afghanistan, but will they be able to save him from public opinion? The CDC recommends that those who are unvaccinated not travel this Labor day weekend  Tons of big news out of Texas – a new abortion law is a big hit against the progressive agenda, all pro sports teams must play the national anthem and billions of the state's budget is allocated towards border security  California Gov. Gavin Newsom has 12 days left before he faces a recall vote, will heavy-hitting donors save him? This Day in History, 1945: The Japanese surrender   Final Thought: How to rebound after a tough few weeks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The John Steigerwald Show
The John Steigerwald Show - Thursday, September 2, 2021

The John Steigerwald Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 51:20


What About the Men? Today:  As the political left reacts to the passage of Texas' new highly controversial fetal heartbeat bill, John points out a glaring omission.  All the comments are about women.  What about all the men who get pregnant?  Mr. President, call your Gender Policy Council.  Then, Matt Mackowiak, blogger, pundit and chairman of the Texas Republican Party, Travis County, discusses the new abortion and voting laws passed in the Lone Star State. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Bulletproof with Antonia Okafor: Constitutional Carry Comes to the Lone Star State–Finally (#8)

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 36:52


September 1, 2021, marks the first official day of the Texas government recognizing that all Texans have the right to carry their handgun outside of their home and vehicle without a license. It only took them being the 21st state to do so. Emily Taylor, Independent Program Attorney for U.S. Law Shield and Rachel Malone, […]

Speak-Easy
E8. Constitutional Carry Comes to the Lone Star State–Finally

Speak-Easy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 36:52


September 1, 2021, marks the first official day of the Texas government recognizing that all Texans have the right to carry their handgun outside of their home and vehicle without a license. It only took them being the 21st state to do so. Emily Taylor, Independent Program Attorney for U.S. Law Shield and Rachel Malone, Texas Director of Gun Owners of America, joins Antonia on this episode to discuss the legal changes of carrying in Texas and the arduous process it took to get the bill passed. Resource Links https://www.gunowners.org/ https://texas.gunowners.org/ https://www.uslawshield.com/

Mecum On the Move
Saddling Up for the Lone Star State: Mecum's Drive into Dallas

Mecum On the Move

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 30:37


In this On the Move, hosts Matt Avery and John Kraman are rounding up and roping in the stampede of excitement for Mecum's Dallas Auction. Before riding off with thoughts of the Lone Star State, they first detail some of their recent automotive travels. Matt gives his report from being at both the Geneva Concours d'Elegance in Geneva, Illinois, and the Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, both of which featured the Mecum Mobile Experience. Meanwhile, John provides his take on the All Pontiac Show held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. From there, it's on to small talk on trucks, with John getting his first glimpse of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz and sharing his thoughts on the soon to arrive Ford Maverick light-duty hauler. Next, Matt is thinking pink, sharing the details on the new hue to be available on Jeep Wranglers. Called Tuscadero, the optional color costs $395 and throws back to Roz Kelly's "Happy Days" character Carol "Pinky" Tuscadero. Wrapping up, its discussion of the 2023 Acura Integra and the ultra-hot Corvette Z06. In this episode's second segment, the guys are joined by Chris Theodore. Besides being a former engineering VP at Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler Corporation, Chris was the consigner of the 2004 Ford Shelby Cobra concept codenamed Daisy. The one-of-a-kind vehicle just sold at Mecum's Monterey auction, hammering for a staggering $2.64 million and setting a new bar for late-model production concept vehicles. Chris was on the podcast earlier this summer, but Matt and John want to check back in, eager to hear Chris's emotional journey with him having been so closely involved with the car's creation, including working alongside the legendary Carroll Shelby, as well as how he came to the hard decision to let it go. Rounding out this week's episode, Matt and John are driving hard towards Mecum's upcoming Dallas auction, to be held September 8-11. More than 1,000 vehicles are expected to cross the block with television coverage on NBCSN and live streaming on Peacock. The guys look at all the highlights, including the six collections, and pick out personal favorites. John's clock is punched by a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback that has undergone a concours frame-off, restoration and sports numerous awards including an MCA Gold in "1969-1970 Boss Concours Trailered or Driver Class" at MCA Nationals and a Diamond at Boss Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Meanwhile, Matt is crazy about a 1969 COPO Camaro packing an L72 427 CI V-8 engine. It's been in the care of the same family for the last 45 years and features original Daytona Yellow paint, sheet metal and interior. Matt, a COPO historian and expert, gives his thoughts on what makes these Central Office muscle machines so legendary and why they're ultra-hot with collectors.

Over the Middle with Jeremy Crabtree
On3.com National Recruiting Analyst Gerry Hamilton

Over the Middle with Jeremy Crabtree

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 39:17


Host Jeremy Crabtree tees up the 2021 season premiere with National Recruiting Analyst Gerry Hamilton from on3.com. They'll take a look at the new world of NIL (name, image and likeness), recruiting in the Lone Star State and a preview of on3.com's new recruiting database. All that and more plus a preview of Yurview's opening weekend of high school action.

Locked On Rockies - Daily Podcast On The Colorado Rockies
What to feel good about as Rockies and Rangers fans, Crossover with Locked On Rangers

Locked On Rockies - Daily Podcast On The Colorado Rockies

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 31:36


The Rockies are in the Lone Star State taking on the Rangers and that means we get to crossover with Locked On Rangers, one of the best podcasts on the network! We talk about positive story lines for each club and lots more.. Follow the show on Twitter @LORockies and host Paul Holden @PaulHolden33 Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The MeidasTouch Podcast
Teaching Dems to Fight w. Katie Hill and Rep. Jasmine Crockett

The MeidasTouch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 87:21


On today's episode, the brothers have on two incredible guests! First, we speak with Katie Hill, former Congresswoman from California's 25th Congressional District. During the interview, we discuss a variety of topics, from Katie's time as a congresswoman and her unjust ousting to her new mission with ‘HER Time PAC' whose objective is to provide financial support and mentorship to women running for office. Next, we bring on Texas State Representative Jasmine Crockett to provide the latest on the voter suppression bills being passed in The Lone Star State. The brothers round out the episode by discussing the tragic events in Kabul and much, much more. If you enjoyed today's episode, please be sure to rate, review & subscribe. As always, thank YOU for listening! Remember to get your Meidas Merch here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Artemis
Sports Bras & Plus-Size Gear with Hannah Marcom

Artemis

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 71:36


Texas hunter Hannah Marcom took up hunting with a bow before she ever reached for a firearm. She tells us about that journey in addition to the public-facing work she does in the hunting industry through her Instagram page, @Hannah.The.Plus.Size.Hunter. We talk about choosing gear for function over aesthetics, sweaty sports bras, and garden bounty galore. Plus, when you're from Texas and you tell someone you have "ground hog" in your freezer... sometimes they mistakenly think you mean groundhogs.  4:00 Texas wild hogs! Or "pigs" in Texas-speak... perennial freezer-fodder in the Lone Star State 6:00 "No matter what hunt I'm on... if I see a pig, it becomes a pig hunt." It's an invasive/abundant species 10:00 Two adult-onset hunters venture into bow-hunting 15:00 Even on non-harvest days in the field... you have the best seat for nature-watching. Plus, working up to your first harvest, step-by-step 18:00 What nudges some of us toward bows over guns? 22:00 Using the red light option on your headlamp heading to the tree stand (and sometimes finding an unexpected set of eyeballs in that light... AH!) 24:00 Ladies, totally ok to have a little cry in the treestand. That wasn't a chupacabra! (Right?) 25:00 Doing the observing vs. being the one who's observable 27:00 Find Hannah on Insta @hannah.the.plus.size.hunter and YouTube Hannah Marcom - there is so much good story and deep thought here 30:00 Realizing you need some camo and having a hard time finding something that fits #imnottheonlyone 34:00 "If you can't try it on, seeing it on someone else's body is the next best thing." 42:00 Sports bras! Check out Hannah's take on this Best Sports Bras... "I have been on a sports bra journey." 46:00 Padding? Zipper? Clasp? Razorback? 48:00 SheFit 50:00 Wool-blend bras for the sweaty hike followed by the cold sit at your hunting spot 59:00 McCall WildFest - Aug. 18 1:04 That expression "the bee's knees" ... it's about pollen pants!

Nightmares & Daydreams Podcast
Ep. 58: Texas Legends - Lore from the Lone Star State

Nightmares & Daydreams Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 36:26


Welcome to season 5!  Join Roq and Max as they saddle up and corral some Terrifying Texas Tales. Check us out on Youtube! Please help our sweet-baby-child channel grow up big and strong!!  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKsVFPYuzslHokI2VxJgbAA Some of you have asked how you can support the podcast. How about buying us a coffee? Help 'keep the lights on' as well as keeping us caffeinated!  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nightmarespod Also, our Patreon Page is Live! We have fun bonus episodes and scary sleep stories for y'all! Please support our friendly podcast! https://www.patreon.com/Nightmarespodcast Find us at: www.nightmarespodcast.net Email us at: nightmarespodcast@gmail.com Please, take the quick second and rate, review and subscribe at ITunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nightmares-daydreams-podcast/id1476373753

Real Estate Red Zone
Podcast 462: Obtaining a Texas real estate license

Real Estate Red Zone

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 19:22


​​Seeking a career in buying or selling real estate? In Texas, you'll need to be licensed. Kerri Lewis, member of the State Bar of Texas and former general counsel for TREC, explains what it takes to get a real estate license in the Lone Star State. ​​

Texas Standard
Texas Standard: August 13, 2021

Texas Standard

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 50:49


Texas by the numbers: new census details for the Lone Star State kick off a new round of redistricting with major political implications. 5 of the 10 fast growing municipalities in the country are in Texas, according to the new census numbers, and Texas stands to pick up two more seats in Washington as a […]

First Light
First Light - Monday, August 9, 2021

First Light

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 29:38


Ken Rogulski, automotive reporter for WJR in Detroit joins us to talk about the growth in popularity of electric cars. We also speak to Texas Democratic State Representative Alex Dominguez to find out how much longer his caucus will remain away from Austin in hopes of changing new voting legislation in the Lone Star State. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sharon Says So
13. Why Texas Can't Secede with Sharon McMahon

Sharon Says So

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 14:34


In this solo episode of Sharon Says So, Sharon breaks down one of her most asked questions - what's the deal with Texas, and can they really secede? Rooted in the United States Constitution, Sharon will explain the fundamental law of the land and how Texas is bound to these laws through its own state Constitution. A few myths are debunked throughout the episode - going back to the origin of the state in 1845 and the creation of its own state constitution. She shares the four reasons why this cannot happen, and why Texas doesn't really want to secede anyway - Texas will always be The Lone Star State, no matter what. For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to https://www.sharonmcmahon.com/podcast

Geology On The Rocks
Geology of Texas

Geology On The Rocks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 76:29


Episode 35 To close out another wonderful season, Season 3, we here at Geology on the Rocks decided to dive deep into all things about the geology of our home state, Texas. While we planned on talking about the specifics of North Texas, it evolved into a broader historical approach. Discussed is the evolution of the Lone Star State from the Precambrian times all the way through to the Cenozoic. The Texas we know and think of today, began as thick sequences of coarse sediment dumped into an ancient sea bordering Laurasia that was eventually buried, squeezed, and heated. Collisions with subsequent mobile belts eventually led to mountains forming, producing metamorphic schists and gneisses along with generating molten magma. The plutons cooled to form the granitic Llano Province around 1.3 to 1.1 billion years ago during the Mesoproterozoic. These Precambrian rocks are seen today in the Llano Uplift in central Texas and in the Franklin Mountains in west Texas. Throughout the Phanerozoic Eon, Texas saw a multitude of marine transgressions and regressions that led to most of Texas' history being submerged by shallow, epeiric seas. This undoubtedly led to the vast expanse of limestones and fossil assemblages we see throughout the state. We also see that during the Carboniferous Period Ouchita Mobile Belt is responsible for the distinctive S-shaped feature seen in geologic maps that spans across Texas. The Permian is responsible for a lot of the red bed formations we see up in the panhandle in the Quartermaster formation and the Dockum Group at Caprock Canyon State Park in Palo Duro Canyon. Near-shore evaporation flats produced deposits of bright red shales along with salt and gypsum deposits. As the supercontinent Pangaea began rifting apart, the Gulf of Mexico began opening allowing for sediment accommodation of the weathering of the uplifted Ouchita Mountains to the southeast. Early restriction of the gulf allowed for multiple evaporative phases that is represented by the famous Louann Salt deposits. During the Cretaceous, sandy shorelines and mudflats record the majestic presence of dinosaurs, most famously seen in the Paluxy River in Glen Rose. You name it, Texas probably has it, geologically speaking. Between the bars of our main discussion we bring to you another Mineral Minute and close things out with Leaves, Driving Slow Motion's latest single from their upcoming album. Sit back and enjoy the Geology of Texas in this final episode of the season! We look forward to starting anew sometime in late August. Until next time, be cool, stay tuned, and keep it on the rocks! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/geology-on-the-rocks/support

The Experiment
Why Can't We Just Forget the Alamo?

The Experiment

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 29:14


The epic, oft-told origin story of Texas centers on the Lone Star State's most infamous battle: the Battle of the Alamo, where American heroes such as Davy Crockett fought to the death against the Mexican army to secure Texas's independence. The only problem, according to the writer and journalist Bryan Burrough, is that this founding legend isn't all true. In June, Burrough and two other Texan writers set out to debunk the myth of the Alamo, only to find themselves in an unexpected battle with Texans still trying to protect their state's revered origin story. “The Anglo power structure here, which still dominates politics and the media,” Burrough says, “can clearly see that if the myth melts away, other things could begin to melt away as well.” This week on The Experiment: how a history book ignited a ferocious debate over Texas's founding legend, and how this battle climbed the ranks all the way up to the Texas GOP.   This episode's guest is Bryan Burrough, a co-author of Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth. A transcript of this episode is available.  Be part of The Experiment. Use the hashtag #TheExperimentPodcast, or write to us at theexperiment@theatlantic.com. This episode was produced by Gabrielle Berbey and Julia Longoria. Editing by Katherine Wells. Fact-check by William Brennan. Sound design by David Herman.  Music by Parish Council (“Marmalade Day,” “Leaving the TV on at Night,” and “Mopping”) and Keyboard (“The World Eating”), provided by Tasty Morsels. Additional music by Joe Plourde, Sam Spence (“Overland” and “River Crossing”), and Antonín Dvořák (“Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, B. 163: I. Allegro con brio”). Additional audio from @ThisIsTexasFF; This Is Texas Freedom Force; KXAN; Walt Disney Productions, via Mabay Aleya and The Shadow; and Texas Public Policy Foundation.

On The Issues With Michele Goodwin
15 Minutes of Feminism: What the Heck is Happening in Texas? (with Rep. Donna Howard and Ms. Digital Editor Roxy Szal)

On The Issues With Michele Goodwin

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 18:39


Republican lawmakers in Texas seem obsessed with passing extreme voter suppression legislation, banning critical race theory and outlawing abortion outright. In protest, Texas House Democrats have fled the state en masse and are making national news while camped out in the U.S. capital. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has threatened to arrest legislators when they return from Washington, D.C., *and* vowed to call special session after special session until the elections bill passes. On Saturday, July 31, thousands of people descended upon the Texas Capitol with signs demanding lawmakers “Protect Voting Rights," “End the Filibuster” and “Say No to Jim Crow."So … what the heck is happening in Texas?! If you haven't been following along, don't worry—we've got you covered in this week's edition of “On the Issues,” 15 Minutes of Feminism. (Okay, 17 minutes!)  Helping us to sort out what the heck is happening in Texas is: Texas state Representative Donna Howard, one of the Democrats that fled the state. She represents Texas's own district 48, based in Austin. She's an Austin native, has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2006, and is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and State Affairs Committee, as well as the chair of the Women's Health Caucus. Roxy Szal, Ms. magazine's digital editor and a co-producer for “On the Issues." She's been reporting on the ground from Texas  and can weigh in status of democracy in the Lone Star State.Check out this episode's landing page at MsMagazine.com for a full transcript, links to articles referenced in this episode, further reading and ways to take action.Tips, suggestions, pitches? Get in touch with us at ontheissues@msmagazine.com.Support the show (http://msmagazine.com)

247Sports Football Recruiting Podcast
Recruiting effect of Oklahoma and Texas to the SEC

247Sports Football Recruiting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 14:14


Chris Hummer, a National College Football Writer for 247Sports, joins the show to peel back the layers on what Oklahoma and Texas leaving the Big 12 for the SEC could do for their recruiting efforts, why Texas A&M could be just fine and who else within the SEC would benefit from having another representative in the Lone Star State. Host: Blair Angulo  Guests: Chris Hummer Follow or Subscribe to the 247Sports Football Recruiting podcast feed on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Find the 247Sports podcast for your favorite team here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices