The FDA is a massive organization that handles a wide variety of regulations and responsibilities. However, some critics argue that the FDA has failed to evolve with the times, spending large amounts of resources on dated measures and messaging tactics. Former FDA employee Dr. Richard Williams joins us this week to highlight some of these issues within food messaging and nutrition guidelines.
Happy Satiated Saturday! My husband and I bought an airstream over a year ago. Right now, we're on our second trip driving across the United States. So far we have driven through Montana, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, North Carolina, Maryland, New York, and Vermont. Next up is Massachusetts and Connecticut. We have been on the road for about a month now and currently seeing some amazing fall foliage on the east coast. Every time we have hit the road, others keep telling me to do an episode about eating while traveling. When you look up these kinds of articles, they all say about the same thing. Plan ahead, look up menus to be able to choose the "healthiest" options, pack whole food snacks, yada yada yada. Sometimes these suggestions are doable and sometimes they simply are not. So I wanted to offer something a bit more basic of what might actually feel doable and honor you the eater that is always doing the best you can to nourish your body and that best may also mean just satiating your physical hunger with whatever is available. In this week's episode, I dive into three unexpected eating on the road guidelines. You can also read the transcript to this week's episode here: https://www.stephaniemara.com/blog/three-unexpected-eating-on-the-road-guidelines If you loved this episode and want to hear more about our travels, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a YES! With Compassion and Empathy, Stephanie Mara FoxThis episode is brought to you by Kajabi. If you're someone who has been wanting to share your wisdom in a self created online program, start your own podcast, send out emails, Kajabi is your one-stop shop. Kajabi is an all-in-one platform to create and scale your knowledge. Get a special 30 day trial here! https://app.kajabi.com/r/7zLtW92X/t/yxukwczfSpecial thanks to Bendsound for the intro music in this episode. www.bensound.comSupport the show (https://account.venmo.com/u/stephaniemara)
On this episode of Who Moved My Freedom Podcast we are joined by Kevin Dixie of No Other Choice Training and Devin Perkins of Trenchwork Chronicles. We discuss the upcoming GOA Safety & Survival event in Virginia, Dave Chappelle Netflix special, best everyday carry handguns and more.
What is a Happy Warrior? Discover the secret of the spectrum line to help you navigate life's challenges. Which way is best: "he who hesitates is lost" or "look before you leap"? Find your Happy Warrior community in order to connect, communicate, collaborate, cooperate and create at https://www.wehappywarriors.com/happy-warriors-basic . Happy Warriors are NOT tennis balls floating down the gutter of life. Take a good risk and finally acquire a Bible you can count upon in your life. This is my only recommended Bible: https://rabbidaniellapin.com/product/koren-jerusalem-bible-hardcover/ Yes, there are handrails to keep marriage safe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TIPS FOR CAREGIVERS FROM THE BOOK: Your help is needed. · Stop by for tea and a chat if that is all you can do. · Stop by and let the caregiver go shopping alone for an hour or two. (Oh, how I loved that opportunity!) · Stay overnight or for a weekend to allow the caregiver a […] The post SPAGHETTI WITH RAISINS: Guiding Your Loved One with Dementia Toward the Safety of Long-Term Care by Anne R. Curran appeared first on WebTalkRadio.net.
It is 2021! Get Caught Trying to Make the World Better! Best Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives... Give this a listen. Thanks for listening and tell your friends. See you on Audible...all my books are up on there. One of them is read by a British dude - it is like a Harry Potter book! Have a great day as well.
Molly Markarian joins the podcast as a (remote) interview guest. Markarian is a Senior Planner for City of Springfield - Development and Public Works. Main Street Safety Project has a goal to help make Main Street safer for people walking, biking, driving, and taking transit. Springfield's Main Street is consistently ranked as one of the most unsafe city streets in Oregon based on the severity and frequency of traffic crashes. Traffic on Main Street will likely go up by 20-30% over the next 20 years and the risks from crashes will increase… unless we act now to plan changes that will save lives, reduce injuries, and lessen property damage. MORE INFO @ mainstreetsafety.org/ Hosted by Patty Rose To support the podcast with a one time or monthly donation go to strpod.com/sponsors Ending Track “Self Care” By Endr Won Sponsored by Oregon Cash Flow Pro More Wealth, Less Debt… Fast! Oregoncashflowpro.com Check out the podcast official website strpod.com To listen to all previous episodes, buy merch, and more go to strpod.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strpod/support
We dog-people often have impressive first-aid kits for our dogs, but if we get injured we aren't much use to our hunting companions. In this Roundtable Session, Naomi Coates - a registered nurse with experience in emergency medicine and cardiovascular surgery - talks about a few common bird hunting injuries people get from mild to extreme, how to treat them, and when to get your butt to the ER. Hot Gear Tip: Hannah - Stabilizing Brace Courtney – Rock Tape Naomi – Garmin InReach Mini --------------------------------------- Thank you to HerUpland Partner: Dakota283 - Use Promo Code 'HerUpland10' for 10% off
What is a Happy Warrior? Discover the secret of the spectrum line to help you navigate life's challenges. Which way is best? He who hesitates is lost or Look before you leap? Find your Happy Warrior community in order to connect, communicate, collaborate, cooperate and create https://www.wehappywarriors.com/happy-warriors-basic. Happy Warriors are NOT tennis balls floating down the gutter of life. Take a good risk and finally acquire a Bible you can count upon in your life, my only recommended Bible https://rabbidaniellapin.com/product/koren-jerusalem-bible-hardcover/. Yes, there are handrails to keep marriage safe.
No one is safer from Covid than children. And yet, President Biden announced that the government has purchased "enough vaccines for all children between the ages of 5 and 11 in the United States." For sure, vaccine makers are pleased. But does this make any sense whatsoever?
Today's episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Stamps.com is a great way to ship what your company needs no matter how big or small. Start with a 4 week trial with no risk by using cod POD. There are no long time commitments. Use code POD at Stamps.comToday's episode we are talking about Women's safety as we travel. From the tools you need to secure your door at hotels to watching our surroundings when out and about. A woman this week stated she was at a hotel when a man violently tried to get access to her room with an key. Ladies do not be fooled that simply locking your door is enough. So what are the things that you should have whether you are traveling or even in your home. Use the Amazon link to find the things I use to secure a room or for safety from the bag I carry when I attend blog events too. Follow along on the blog as well. We talk about mental health and wellness, self care, etc.I can be found on social media as Toitimeblog, follow me there and come and be apart of my community
Dr. John Groves, DPT and CEO of Fit For Work, discusses an often misunderstood approach to injuries in the workplace. We talk about how every injury is complex, not complicated, and what simple changes you can make in your approach to improve safety at your workplace.
Aadil from WorknWear is on the show today, since 1975 they have been outfitting tradespeople and more with the proper work wear, safety wear, fire rated wear, long underwear, and more. I have a huge amount of respect for Aadil and his staff and how they treat everyone that enters the shop, buys online, the same way, with respect because Aadil knows you work hard as a tradesperson. Aadil shares his insight on which products and why are they good for your specific trade and application, he has no loyalty to one brand or another, he listens to the tradesperson and makes his suggestion. We discuss all types of work wear, washing work wear, fire safe work wear and insoles for your footwear, great tips are shared here. Watch for @stotthavcsystems as they shop at his store all the time, AKA the HVAC Ninjas when they are wearing all Snickers, all black. Tradespeople need to understand spending money on the proper work wear makes sense, as a tradesperson, you are in these clothes, wearing these boots, for 8-10 hours a day, stop telling yourself, “It's just work wear” it's more than work wear. Your work wear makes you money, if you are not comfortable you can't work to your full potential. We discuss being a small business during these difficult pandemic times and how expenses have gone up but most Mom and Pop shops can't raise their prices. We wrap up the show discussing, are tradespeople getting bigger? Shared and Discussed linkshttps://www.snickersworkwear.comhttps://www.blaklader.ca/enhttps://www.carhartt.com/c/workwearhttps://toughduck.com/apparel/http://www.vikingwear.comhttps://en.grisport.cahttps://royer.comhttps://www.timberland.ca/shop/mens-boots-en-cahttps://www.baffin.comhttps://www.kodiakboots.comWhat an amazing show thank you so much Aadil for sharing so much on your work wear world, and educating our listeners on everything to do with well-respected business. Thank you. Find him on IG @worknwear1975 FaceBook its WorknWear and contact him at email@example.com Website www.worknwear.caTo place an order call 905 940-WORK (9675)Find Manny @hardcorerenos firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comStay tuned, HUGE ANNOUCEMENT happening in October 2021Want to reach out to Manny, text him on his mobile, 416 433-5737 and or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Please let him know who you are and then ask away. TCL has and always will be about giving back to the construction industry.
"As artists, our top priority should always be our clients' health and safety". Michelle & Vicky of @thegoodbeautician discuss their experience with maintaining the absolute best health and safety protocols in their salon. They cover a range of topics, from going over disposable vs. sterilized tools to discussing the importance of regularly renewing health and safety knowledge through tests like the blood-borne pathogen exam. Tune in! And meet Michelle & Vicky: The Good Beautician is a Vancouver-based company that was born out of the collaboration between artists, Michelle Tran and Vickie Sio.As an experienced PMU Artist, Educator and founder of Meraki Beauty Bar, Michelle initially founded The Good Beautician in 2018 when she realized how important it is for artists to have access to high quality tattoo supplies in order to produce high quality work and to continuously improve. In 2020, Michelle partnered with PMU Artist and Tattoo Artist, Vickie. With Vickie's passion for everything tattoo-related combined with her background in marketing in the medical aesthetic industry, they formed the perfect partnership to bring The Good Beautician to a wider audience of artists across Canada. As PMU artists who want to support the industry that we love, our goal is not only to provide PMU artists with the supplies that they need, but also to share the knowledge that we've accumulated as PMU artists ourselves. Check out Michelle & Vicky on instagram: @thegoodbeautician To learn more about the American Academy of Micropigmentation visit our website: www.micropigmentation.org
The best instructors know that fun and effective training takes careful planning and a lot of effort to get the details right. If you want to get buy in from your bosses to take all your innovative ideas and put them into practice, you need to make those events as safe as possible. That doesn't mean eliminating every hazard, but it does mean being thoughtful and deliberate about which risks you are willing to accept. Mike talks us through the risk management process and some ideas to help you identify and address those hazards so that you can take your training to the next level. Like what we're doing? Head over to Patreon and give us a buck for each new episode. You can also make a one-time contribution at GoFundMe. Intro music credit Bensound.com
In this week's episode of Maintenance Mavericks, we have Mark Benak on the show! Mark is a technology entrepreneur who holds a ton of experience and industry knowledge. Ryan and Mark discuss the difference between maintenance and reliability, ensuring optimal maintenance strategies for safety and reliability, and much more! Listen today! Join the Maintenance Community: https://upkeep.org/ https://bit.ly/UpKeepFacebook https://bit.ly/UpKeepLinkedIn Music from https://filmmusic.io "Too Cool" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...)
Join Karmen as she looks at the role of The Holy Spirit helping the believer to live a holy life. This week she talks about how the Holy Spirit functions as our Intuitive Parking Assist helping us to “park” in the spaces God tells us to.
Pastor Wayne Van Gelderen shares Biblical truth that will bring hope and comfort in these uncertain days. May we draw closer to God through this time and impact those around us for eternity. https://fallsbaptist.org https://bcmedu.org https://www.theegeneration.org https://ontovictorypress.com If you'd like to support this ministry - https://fallsbaptist.org/give/
In this episode we reflect on the experience of getting car repairs in a financially safe environment. I hope this episode encourages you to create financial safety in your life and on your own terms. As always, thank you for listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hergems4/message
Teaching boys to drive can be exciting, scary. and intimidating. Boys are more likely than girls to speed, drink while driving, and take chances when they have passengers in the car. "I think he thought driving was going to be super intuitive," says Carole, mom of Lucas, a newly-licensed driver. "When we started, he was like, 'Whoa, this is not at all what I thought it was going to be!' It's not Forza." No matter how many hours your son has logged Forza and other popular driving video games, it's a good idea to start his real-world driving adventure in a parking lot or other wide-open space where he can gain experience without worrying about other drivers. But even after your son has mastered the basics of driving, it can be unnerving for parents to hand over control of car. "It was definitely hard to see him drive off the very first time," Carole says. "It immediately brought me back to when he was in 5th grade and wanted to ride his bike to school. We don't live on a super bike-able road, so we talked about it and we biked it together and the day he rode off by himself, I was like, 'Oh my gosh, I just have to trust that everything I've done up to this point is going to be enough.'" In this episode, Jen, Janet, Carole & Lucas discuss: Parental involvement in teaching boys to drive Driver's ed State requirements to obtain a driver's license Real-world driving vs. by-the-books driving Managing parental fears & grief Safety concerns Effectively communicating risk to teenage boys What to do if your son doesn't want to learn to drive Links we mentioned (or should have) in this episode: Age 16 & Learning to Let Go -- Building Boys post Safety Tips for Parents Teaching Their Boys How to Drive -- Building Boys post Here's How You Keep Your Teen Safe on the Road -- Building Boys post 6 Things Every Father Should Teach His Son About Cars -- Building Boys post How to Help Kids with ADHD Drive Safely -- Child Mind Institute article Teens with ADHD and Driving -- article from Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Sponsor Spotlight: Cozi #1 organizing app for families
Apple plans to develop software that will detect images of child pornography stored on iPhones. Justin and Lance discuss if this software will infringe on your privacy and ask if a stable internet connection is a utility in American society. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, internet, privacy, data, apple, technology, safety, software, government, utility
Sounding has been an amazing adventure into all-new sensations for me. There aren't really words to describe it. I often call it "sensation overload". It has been more erotic and addictive than I ever thought possible. Sounding has also become a passion for me to do and share. Before I started, when I was researching how-to's and safety issues, I was really saddened and frustrated by the lack of information for women. Everything is geared towards men. It is like comparing peaches to bananas when sounding. So I started posting my journey on Fetlife to share all my experiences. The good ones and the mishaps. I have found there is a whole community of women curious and/or doing it. It has been such an added bonus to connect with them and share. I hope more women realize it is not just for men!….. Maybe someone will start making toys just for us, lol.. We have an entire other pleasure zone to explore and enjoy that most people never think about. My advice is to find others and ask questions. You won't find a guidebook like minds is your best resource. Happy Perving ~ Fisther https://www.kinkycast.com/archive/2021-archive/403---fister_pussycat--.html
Luke Rosiak, Investigative Reporter for the Daily Wire, broke the story yesterday of a Loudon county father who spoke out against the sexual assault against his daughter in a public school bathroom. He attempted to speak at a school board meeting about the cover up, and was escorted out. Are we now domestic terrorists when we speak out against the violence against our children? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
It is 2021! Get Caught Trying to Make the World Better! Best Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives... Give this a listen. Thanks for listening and tell your friends. See you on Audible...all my books are up on there. One of them is read by a British dude - it is like a Harry Potter book! Have a great day as well.
Mass Refresh 8 to the MAS Consolidated GSA solicitation is currently being rolled out to contractors. This refresh is in direct response to an Executive Order issued on September 9th, 2021 mandating COVID Safety Protocols for all federal contractors. If you're curious about what is included and if it applies to you, hop into the episode!As always, if you have any questions, or requests for a future episode, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you'd like direct support from a GSA consultant to help with a specific project, reach out to us at email@example.com.Episode Notes:For more episodes: www.elevategsa.com/podcast Details about the COVID safety protocols: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/Executive Order: (Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors)
Sean Bock, who covers Iowa for Hawkeye Insider at 247Sports, joins the show to discuss the program's big-game atmosphere this past weekend, explains the new Crystal Ball forecast for the nation's No. 1 rated safety Xavier Nwankpa, and the Hawkeyes' chances with one of the top priorities in the 2023 class, legacy recruit Kyler Kasper. Host: Blair Angulo Guests: Sean Bock 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
01:17 - Danielle's Superpower: Empathy & Communication 01:56 - Going From the Hospitality Industry => Tech * @CodeSchoolQA (https://twitter.com/codeschoolqa) / twitch.tv/thejonanshow (https://www.twitch.tv/thejonanshow) 04:58 - Education Technology (https://tech.ed.gov/) (EdTech) * Disruption = Reinvention 07:18 - Anthropology + Tech / Working With People * Anticipating Needs 10:25 - Making Education Fun + Inclusive * Cultural Relevance * Revamping Outdated Curriculum * Connecting With Kids 16:18 - Transitioning Into Tech 27:57 - Resources * Learnhowtoprogram.com (https://www.learnhowtoprogram.com/introduction-to-programming/getting-started-at-epicodus/learn-how-to-program) * Documentation * YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/) * Community * #TechTwitter (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TechTwitter&src=typed_query&f=live) * Virtual Coffee (https://virtualcoffee.io/) * Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/) 32:39 - @CodeSchoolQA (https://twitter.com/codeschoolqa) / twitch.tv/thejonanshow (https://www.twitch.tv/thejonanshow) 34:08 - The Streaming Revolution * New Opportunities For Connection * Hybrid Events * Introvert Inclusive * Accessibility * Reaching New Markets 39:45 - Making Tech Safe, Secure, and Protected * Greater Than Code Episode 252: Designing For Safety with Eva PenzeyMoog (https://www.greaterthancode.com/designing-for-safety) 44:03 - Advice For New Devs: Work on Technical Things Sooner Reflections: Mandy: The secret in tech is that nobody knows what they're doing! Danielle: Ask questions and lean into community. Tech needs you. Arty: Don't be afraid to reach out to community members for help. This episode was brought to you by @therubyrep (https://twitter.com/therubyrep) of DevReps, LLC (http://www.devreps.com/). To pledge your support and to join our awesome Slack community, visit patreon.com/greaterthancode (https://www.patreon.com/greaterthancode) To make a one-time donation so that we can continue to bring you more content and transcripts like this, please do so at paypal.me/devreps (https://www.paypal.me/devreps). You will also get an invitation to our Slack community this way as well. Transcript: ARTY: Hi, everyone. Welcome to Episode 254 of Greater Than Code. I am Arty Starr and I'm here with my fabulous co-host, Mandy Moore. MANDY: Hey, everyone! It's Mandy Moore and I'm here with our guest today, Danielle Thompson. Danielle is a newly minted software engineer working in the education technology sphere of the nonprofit world, after making a major career change from working in hospitality and events for many years. As a code school graduate herself, she loves to help demystify tech for others with non-traditional backgrounds and works to open doors into tech with her friends at Code School Q&A, weekly on Wednesday nights at around 7:00 PM Pacific at twitch.tv/thejonanshow. Outside of work, she can typically be found with a nose buried in a book, hanging out with her doggo, and making delicious craft beverages. Welcome to the show, Danielle! DANIELLE: Thanks so much for having me, Mandy and Arty! MANDY: Awesome. It's great for you to be here. So before we get into the meat of our conversation, we always ask our guests the standard question of what is your superpower and how did you acquire it? DANIELLE: Totally. I think that my superpower is a combination of empathy and communication. I think I came by both pretty naturally—popped right out of my mom having both, I'm assuming. But both have definitely been amplified over the years by all sorts of experiences and hardships and just keep working to make them even more of a superpower. MANDY: That's really great. So I want to know about before we dive into your experiences as a new developer, I wanted to know about how you came into technology from your career change in hospitality, because I did the same thing. I was a waitress when my daughter was born 10 years ago and I was working for about a year before I was able to walk out. It was Mother's Day, my boss was being a complete jerk to me, and I was making enough money at that point that I just said, “You know what? I don't need this. I quit,” and I started my career in tech full-time. So I'm curious about your journey as well. DANIELLE: Yeah. Obviously, COVID has happened in the last couple of years and that was one of the major factors in me getting to this point of leaving hospitality and getting into tech. But I had already kind of been thinking about what comes next. I've been a manager for a few years and was trying to figure out how else I could grow and what new things I can learn and challenge myself with. And outside of ownership, which is a major headache, there wasn't really much that I could push further into, within hospitality. So when COVID happened and I lost my job because I was working as an events and bar manager for a local catering company, it was pretty obvious that things were not going to be coming back for the hospitality industry anytime soon and I needed to figure something else out then. And so, I started looking into different returning to education opportunities because I actually have an anthropology degree, of all helpful things that I could have gotten a degree in. But I found a code school in Portland, Oregon and jumped on that within a few months of COVID hitting to the full-time track and connected with a number of my cohort mates that we started doing the Code School Q&A on Twitch with the director of developer relations at New Relic and have been doing that for almost a year now and have officially made it in the industry as a software developer, too in the last few months. So you can do it, you can get into tech. [laughs] It's pretty funny, too because the type of job that I ended up getting is in education and technology sphere and I actually had a job in ed tech about a decade ago when I was still in college and had a remote job working with some family friends that got me hooked up with their company. And here I am doing something a little bit more in-depth technically than I was doing a decade ago, but it's funny how things come full circle. ARTY: Well, education in particular is something that also really needs some reinvention and innovation and with all the disruption, where do you see that area going? Just curious. DANIELLE: Yeah, absolutely. I feel that a lot of the changes that we've seen in COVID with remote work being such a prominent thing now and people wanting more balanced, more time with their family, more time with their critters, more time just not being miserable and commutes and stuff. I think that that's going to have a really long-term effect on how education happens and trying to make education more quality as well. I think it's really rad what the company I do works for. Our whole mission is to work to make education in America more equitable. So we do that by working very hard to work with experts in the curriculum sphere that ensure that our curriculum materials are as inclusive and culturally relevant as possible, that they are representative of a large and diverse group of people, and they even do a ton of anti-racism work as well and work to embed that within our internal and external culture, as well as the products that we create. So I hope that our company will continue to grow and make changes in the education world in America in general, because I think what we're doing is really, really, really important. ARTY: Definitely important and with all the change and stuff happening, I'm expecting some new and cool and exciting things that do make things better. One of the upsides of lots of disruption is it's an opportunity for us to sit back and rethink how things could be. DANIELLE: Yeah. ARTY: And one of the benefits of not being entrenched in the existing fields of the way things have been is it's also an opportunity to look at all the stuff we're doing with a fresh set of eyes from outside of that existing world and bring some new fresh insights to tech. Maybe my anthropology degree will come in handy in some different sorts of ways. I imagine some of those skills that you learned in that have some applicability in tech as well. Have you found your degree helpful in other ways? DANIELLE: It's funny. I think I ended up using my anthropology degree as a bartender far more than I ever would have as an actual anthropologist. That whole study of humans thing is something that is directly translatable to working with people no matter what field you're in. I feel that both my anthropology degree and my many years of hospitality experience have all led to a specific skillset that is very different from a lot of people that come into tech with more traditional backgrounds especially folks that go to college and get computer science degrees, and then they go to the tech industry and that's all they've ever known. I've known so many other experiences outside of that and my ability to think about what other people need and want, to be able to respond to that, and embed that in all of the work that I do as an engineer to really be thinking about the user and the people that are interacting with whatever I'm building and even just thinking about working on a team and how I have so many communication skills built up from what I've been doing for work in hospitality for many years. I think that it definitely gives me a very specific and unique way of moving through the world and way of being an engineer as well. That anthropologist hat definitely comes into play sometimes thinking about like, “Oh, like how do all of these dots connect?” and like, “How does this change over time and how do you see people like doing things differently now?” It's a definitely a fun lens to carry with me. MANDY: Yeah. Having been done hospitality, I'm just shaking my head because – [laughter] I know I've brought so many skills from being in that world for 10, 15 years at one point. DANIELLE: Yeah. MANDY: Just the way you talk to people and interact with teams and anticipate what other people need before they even know what they need, that's definitely a skill. DANIELLE: Yeah, definitely. I think that whole anticipating needs thing, too, it's like it can be both an internal and external benefit where you can think both about who you're building products for and also who you're building products with, and how best to communicate within teams, especially having management experience. That is definitely at the forefront of my brain a lot of the time, but then also thinking about like, “How can I make the best experience for somebody else that's actually going to be using this? How can I make this easy and intuitive and fun?” Especially within education, have to make sure that things are fun and interesting targeting kids that are K-12; it has to be meaningful, impactful, interesting, and engaging. MANDY: So how do you do that? What are some ways that you and your company make education fun for young kids? DANIELLE: I think I'm still figuring that out. We have many curriculum products that I'm still just touching for the first time, or haven't even looked at it yet and so, there's lots of fun, new things to discover. But I think the types of people that we bring on to work at my company, they're all experts in their field and renowned for the work that they do and so, I think that the quality of people that we bring into work with us and the kind of commitment that they have to work towards making education better and more inclusive, that is incredibly important. And how they also do an immense amount of work to make not just inclusivity a part of the major formula, but also that they work to make things culturally relevant. So like, thinking about how to tell stories to kids that actually means something to them today. I don't know, a weird example is thinking about some outdated curriculum that's talking about using a landline for a phone, or something. Kids are like, ‘What's that?” Actually integrating modern things like cell phones and things like that into the curriculum where kids actually touch that and use that every single day so it means something to them. Whereas, outdated curriculum that is just some story to them. It doesn't have tangible meaning. Being able to bring that into materials is really important to keeping things engaging and also, relevant and fun. MANDY: So the time when little Tommy was walking to the Xerox machine. DANIELLE: [chuckles] Yes, yes. MANDY: Somebody brought up a Xerox machine the other day. DANIELLE: Oh wow. MANDY: My goodness. DANIELLE: [laughs] Yeah, definitely. But I think it's just a constant looking at how we do things, and making improvements and making real connection with the people that are actually using our products to use. That both means working with teachers and getting a better understanding of what is helpful to them, what makes things easier for them, what helps them bring better quality curriculum to their classrooms? But then I think it's also connecting more directly with those kids that are engaging with our curriculum, too and figuring out what works and doesn't work for as many parties as possible. I think that's the anthropologist hat coming on again like, how can we bring as many people to the table as possible on the expert side, on the academic side, on the teacher side, on the student side? And even working to bring families to the table, too and looking at how families interact and not just parents, because it's really important to know that kids don't have just parents that are taking care of them—sometimes it's grandparents, sometimes it's foster families. And really thinking about a wider range of who is around these kids, and how to get them onboard and make things easy for them to interact. ARTY: It seems like getting into tech and these new tech skills that you've learned are also relevant in figuring out how to teach kids tech because we've got this new generation of kids coming into the world and learning how to code becomes more like learning how to read and write is fundamental skills move forward in the future. Are there ways that some of the things that you've learned through your own tech experiences you can see application for in education? DANIELLE: Absolutely. From what I've been seeing, I feel like there are a lot more resources out there for teaching kids how to code and teaching them more things about technology. I think that's amazing and should totally keep happening. I think having been a bit more focused on adults in my own outreach for helping people find their ways into tech I might be a bit more acquainted with reaching out to those folks. But I'm sure that that intersection of being in education for K-12 students and this passion that I have of helping to find their way into tech, or build more technical skills because they are skills that are so transferable in many industries. I'm in education, but I have a technical job. So there's lots of ways that those technical skills can be incredibly valuable and frankly, life-changing. The amount of opportunity and even just financial stability that can be found within tech is one of the main reasons that brought me to this industry and has really been a life-changing opportunity. It has opened so many doors already and I'm just like three months into my first developer job. Even before I was ever actually officially an engineer, I was able to find community and able to find an outlet for helping others and outreach to immediately turn around and hold a handout to try to help others make their way into tech as well. I hope to continue doing that work in more meaningful and impactful ways over time, and have wider and wider reach as well. ARTY: You had mentioned earlier about some of the difficulties of getting into tech and some of the challenges with finding resources and things that you were specifically missing when you actually showed up on the job. I'm curious, what was your experience like going through coding bootcamp and what were some of the gaps that you experienced that once you got on the job, you were like, “Oh, I didn't learn that.” DANIELLE: Yeah, definitely. Coding bootcamp was an incredibly grueling experience for me personally. I was on a full-time track six-month program and [chuckles] not having much technical experience whatsoever outside of editing my Myspace profile back when that was a thing and having [laughs] about a decade ago doing some basic HTML, CSS editing and maintenance for the company that I worked for an ed tech originally. That was what I was working with when I started coding bootcamp. So it was a real hard learning curve and a very fast-paced program for me to just dive into headfirst. My poor partner was like, “I basically didn't see you for six months. You were just a basement dweller at your computer constantly.” I would literally get out of bed, roll myself downstairs, get to my computer with a cup of tea in hand, and I would stay there until easily 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 every night just trying to keep my head above water. But a few months in, things started to click and I wasn't fighting with all of these computer puzzles [chuckles] trying to do this. Like, I always feel like learning coding languages is a combination of algebra and a foreign language. So at a certain point, my brain just started getting into that better and things started making sense. That was a very exciting moment where I got much less miserable [chuckles] in my code school experience and in the pace at which I had to move to keep my grades up and everything. But the gap in between finishing code school and actually getting that first job is also another often-grueling process. There's so many jobs open in the tech industry, but basically, it's mid-level and above. It's like, I think two-thirds of the industry positions that are available are for mid to senior roles versus one-third of roles that are for junior associates. That is a big struggle, especially if you're not able to lean into community and building real connections, just sending applications out to the ether and never even hearing a peep back from companies. I think that whole experience, it's really hard for yourself esteem, especially having put in many months around the clock of work towards this new career that you've been told that you can get, that you can achieve. It's almost as much as a process getting that first developer job as it is to actually build those tech skills. I think one thing that is so important to stress in that in-between time is to lean into community, to connect with as many people as you can that are already in tech, even if they don't exactly have a developer job. Like, talk to anybody that will let you talk to them—talk to people in QA, talk to developers, talk to managers, talk to project managers. That was one of the things that I felt I needed to do early on in my coding experience to really have a better understanding of what was even an option for me of getting into tech and what could all these different jobs look like, and then making that transition to actually getting the first job. Yay, hooray for first jobs and being employed again. But I think one of the things that has been most striking in that change for me is going from this incredibly grueling pace. 8:00 in the morning, or so until 10:00 plus at night, non-stop coding for the most part, and then going to a 9:00 to 5:00 job where I can also make my own hours and I can take appointments as I need to. Like, I can go and get a haircut if that's something on my schedule and it's cool. As long as I'm getting my work done and showing up and contributing to my team, things are fine. So that transition of like, “Wait, I don't have to be at my computer a 1,000% of the time?” [laughs] and the pace at which you learn things, too is just much slower because you can have balance. That transition of feeling like you're not doing enough because you're so used to this hefty schedule, that's been a major transition for me. I think also coming from hospitality, too where you have to be there in person and oftentimes, somebody is going to call out sick at least every other week, or so. So you might be working like a shift and a half, or a double. There isn't a lot of balance in the service industry, especially now with COVID adding so many extra layers of complication to how that job works. Being able to just be like, “I need to go make a doctor's appointment,” and can just do that. It's like, “Okay, cool. Just put it on the calendar. You don't really need to tell me. As long as it's on the calendar, that's great.” [laughs] That transition has also been very strange. And I think maybe just the trauma of [chuckles] working in hospitality and not being able to just be a human sometimes and now all of a sudden, I'm like, “Oh, I'm a human and that's allowed? Okay.” Still have to check in with my boss frequently about like, “You sure it's okay? You sure it's okay that I'm a human, right? Yeah.” [laughs] MANDY: [chuckles] That was one of the things that I really loved coming into tech was the scheduling, open schedule, making my own hours. DANIELLE: Yeah. MANDY: And you're right, it was very strange at first. When I was waitressing, it was just always a go, go, go kind of thing and you had to be there, you had to be on, and if you didn't have tables, if you had time to lean, you had time to clean. DANIELLE: [chuckles] Yeah. Always be closing. You know, ABCs. [laughs] MANDY: So yeah, sometimes I still find myself on a random Thursday. I'll have my work done and I'll just be sitting here and I'm like, “Why are you sitting at your computer? Go do something, then check it and if there's stuff there –” Like, you don't have to have your ass in the seat from 9:00 to 5:00, or 8:00 to 4:00. You don't have to sit here for 8 hours and just stare at your inbox waiting for work. It's totally asynchronous and it's totally okay. I find myself having to give myself permission to leave my desk and just go and do something and work that asynchronous schedule. So tech is a really big blessing when it comes to that. DANIELLE: I totally agree. I think also, not being neurotypical myself, I have ADHD, and so, being able to actually allow my brain to work in the way that is best for how my brain just naturally operates. Like, I can sit at my desk and fidget constantly, and it's not going to bother anybody because I work from home, [chuckles] or I can shift between sitting and standing and sitting on my bed, or sitting on my stool and just move at my desk as much as I need to. I can also step away and go clean some dishes if that's what's making noise in my brain. I can go and take my dog on a walk and get some fresh air. That whole shift of having balance and being able to be empowered to advocate for what I need and how I learn and people are like, “Yeah, cool. Let's do that.” I think that's also very much a part of the company that I work for and the ethos that we have, which is all about making education better. So why wouldn't that also translate to the staff and how can we help you learn? It's such a wonderful thing to be a part of a team that's super invested in how I learn and helping me learn. I think another thing that was a big, strange thing about my transition into tech was I ended up getting a junior engineer role in a tech stack that I hadn't worked with, which is pretty common from what I've heard from mid engineer on. Because once you have some of the foundational building blocks of a handful of programming languages and some of those computer science foundations, you can pick up most programming languages. But it's not so common as a junior engineer to get that opportunity to work with a full tech stack that you haven't really worked with before. So that was another big transition like, “All right, you trust me time to figure this out.” ARTY: So it sounds like you walked into another big learning curve with your new job, too. It sounds like you were also in a much more supportive culture environment with respect to learning and things, too. What was the ramp-up experience like at your new company? DANIELLE: In some ways, I still kind of feel like I'm in ramp-up mode. I'm about three months in. But because we have so much of our product that is built around very specific curriculum components, that has very specific contextual knowledge, it's just going to be a process to figure out which projects have what information and have certain numbers of records, and are tied to certain standards that are required in different states and for common core versus for some of the states that we work with, what that looks like. But figuring out a whole new tech stack was and continues to be a very interesting challenge. I have to remind myself when I have gaps in my knowledge that it's actually to switch gears back into learning mode, that that is a thing that's supported and encouraged even. I even have little sticky notes on my desk that say, “Start with what you know, not what you don't know,” and that tension of when I reached the end of what I know and then going and finding maybe not necessarily the right, or correct resources, because there's so much out there that's good. That can be helpful. I think it's more about finding something that does work with how my brain learns things and being cognizant of how I learn. But also, remembering to dig into that fate that is being a developer, which is constant learning and ever-growing evolution of how we do things, and what things we do within the sphere of the developer. So I've signed up for perpetual learning and that's pretty great. MANDY: What are your favorite resources that you used and continue to use as you're still learning, and finding community, and things like that? DANIELLE: Yeah. I have certainly continued to lean on the curriculum for my school. It's online and it's free and that's rad. It's learnhowtoprogram.com. It's all put on online from Epicodus in the Portland area. Anybody can access it and that's wonderful. I'm a big fan of really great resources being available for free and making that more accessible. So continuing to use platforms that have that kind of ethos in mind is pretty great in my opinion. Reading the documentation is another great way to keep learning what you need to learn and sometimes documentation can be kind of dry, especially as a new developer, you don't always know what exactly it is that you're looking for. So being able to parse through documentation and figure out what's most important, but then also filling in the gaps of some of the things that you don't yet know, or understand with YouTube videos, or deeper dives into like, what does this one specific term mean? I don't know, let's go find out and plugging in some of those gaps is really helpful. I think figuring out how you learn, too whether that be very hands-on, whether that be visually, whether that be with audio, getting lots of repetition in; it's super helpful to lean into whatever works best for your brain for learning. I think perhaps even more important than digging into resources that are online is lean into community. I really can't say it enough, build community. If you work with Ruby, like I work with Ruby, build community within the Ruby community. Connect to people online, get on Twitter, connect to tech Twitter, follow different people that work with the languages and the tech stack that you work with, and join places like The Virtual Coffee and other really rad developer spaces that are meant to help you find the answers that you need and to maybe do it in a way that's a little less arduous because you're with people that are like, “Yes, happy helper.” Like, “How can I make things easier for you?” It seems like a much easier way to go through tech when you can do it with others and remember, that there are human resources out there for you, too. MANDY: You also had mentioned that you were connecting with folks over Twitch. DANIELLE: Yeah. MANDY: Can you tell us a little more about that? DANIELLE: Absolutely. So a friend of mine in my Epicodus cohort, she reached out to the director of developer relations that had done a lunchtime chat with us at one point and she was like, “I don't know what I'm doing. I am so stressed out. I don't know if I can actually finish this school and let alone finish school, but actually make it as a developer and I have questions. Do you have some time for some answers?” And he was like, “Yeah, do you want to actually do this online on Twitch? And how about you bring a couple of friends and let's just ask lots of questions and I'm going to record it?” She reached out to me and another friend of mine and here we are many months later still answering questions online about how to get into tech and what even are some of these things that we're talking about technically, or let's look at other roles outside of just developer, or engineer, that you can get into. So that has been an ongoing theme of how can I help others? How can I help provide community for people that might not have been as lucky as I have been to already have a preexisting community with many of my friends and my partner that were in tech? How can I help create that advantage for others and how can I help reach more people and help them understand what their options are and connect them to the people that need to know to get jobs? I think Code School Q&A, we are super, super excited about open doors for people to whether that be better knowledge, whether that be real human connection; what's most important to us is just supporting people as they are making transitions into the industry like we've been doing over this last year and a half. MANDY: So what is the Code School Q&A look like when you join? Walk me through it if I were to show up, what would I get? DANIELLE: Absolutely. So there's generally four of us on the stream and we ask a handful of questions, whether that be from our own experiences of like, “Okay, I'm a developer now and I've got some questions about some of these transitions that I am experiencing.” But we also lean into the audience as well and see what kind of questions they have, whether that be folks that are still in code school, or folks that are thinking about maybe potentially going back to school, whether that be computer science in a university setting, or bootcamp, or even self-taught people. We even have a number of folks that are already in their careers, too that are there to reach out and chat and provide additional feedback and support. So I really feel like it's a bunch of friends just getting together on Wednesdays and that group of friends just keeps building and expanding. It is very much like a support group, but it's also fun. Like, our first question of the day is what are you drinking and how are you doing? Because we all hang out and chat, and drink while we're talking about how to get into tech and definitely try to make it as fun as we can and crack jokes and interrupt one another and it's a good fun time, but helping people is what's most important. MANDY: And this is all live? Unedited? DANIELLE: All live. Unedited. Yes, yes, and 7:00 PM-ish AV is a whole beast in and of itself. I just had to set up a Twitch stream for the first time in this whole time of streaming over the last year. I've been writing my princess pass and just shown up [chuckles] for every Twitch stream and now I know how much goes into that. I still had probably another few hours of set up to get past just a minimum viable product of we need to be online on the interwebs and you need to be able to hear and see me. Got there, but it's a whole thing. MANDY: Twitch is certainly interrupting the industry, I believe. DANIELLE: [inaudible]. MANDY: Especially since the pandemic. All of a sudden everyone's on Twitch. We're doing conferences live, we're doing like – how do you feel about the whole Twitch revolution and how is it different from how people traditionally came and connected in tech? DANIELLE: Yeah. Having been in events myself—that was part of what my role was within hospitality—I personally really love that there's now this whole new opportunity for connection. I think it also makes connection way more accessible because folks that were already living some kind of quarantine life because of autoimmune disorders, or disabilities, or whatever that looks like, they couldn't easily make it to those conferences and now they have a way to connect with those conferences because of hybrid events. I think it's a really rad innovation that we're seeing and it's a really wonderful way to even just as an introvert. I'm like, “I don't have to leave my house to be able to see my friends and have a good time? Yes! I am super interested in this.” I can – [overtalk] MANDY: [inaudible]. DANIELLE: Yeah. I can hang out with my dog and give him scritches whenever I want, and still see my friends and build community within tech. Heck yes. Very interested in this. I think that accessibility feature that it provides is just, it's really wonderful to know that more people can become a part of tech communities because there's now this whole online outlet for folks that couldn't otherwise afford a flight to get halfway across the country to make it to this conference, or couldn't afford to get in the conference. There's lots of ways that just makes things more accessible. MANDY: Do you think it's going to continue much beyond the pandemic? Like, do you think when it's all over, we're just going to be like, “Oh, we're back to conferences,” or do you think this is going to continue to the streaming and the slack chats and the live Q&As and things like that. Do you think that's going to continue? DANIELLE: I hope so and I think so. I think that even just from a business sense, you can tap into whole new markets by having this addition of hybrid events. You can reach a whole new subset of markets and I think quite frankly, it'd be kind of foolish to not take advantage of the new ways that we've figured out that we can still have meaningful and authentic community. [chuckles] There's definitely a way to monetize that and I'm sure plenty of people out there doing it, but I think it's also given voice to people that couldn't previously access those spaces and now they're like, “Don't take this away. This is community. This is this is what I've built,” and I think people are going to be willing to fight for that and I think that companies will see the business benefit of continuing to do both. ARTY: So anthropology question then. [laughs] DANIELLE: Great. ARTY: How do you think this will affect us as a society of connecting more virtually instead of in-person in that we're significantly more isolated now than we were before, too in terms of in-person connection? How do you think that's going to affect us? DANIELLE: One of the first things that comes to mind is infrastructure has to change. I think that support for higher speed internet across the states across the world has become much more of a priority that is striking to people, especially thinking about kids having to figure out how to do online school. All of a sudden, when COVID first hit, some kids didn't have access to the internet, let alone a computer, or a tablet, or a phone that they could go to class and do their homework on. So I think that we're going to be forced to make technology and the internet more accessible by building better infrastructure to support those things and I think it's only a matter of time before there is better social support for getting technology in the hands of kids, especially, but getting them devices. Like, I know there are a number of initiatives out there that are giving small grants and stuff for people to be able to get computers, or tablets, or whatever and I think that we're going to just keep seeing more of that. Hopefully, fingers crossed because it's super important to be able to keep connection moving and I think keep moving our society in the right direction. ARTY: So do you have any concerns about that as well as how –? We all get plugged in and are affected and in not so good ways, too. On the flip side of that, where do you see things going? DANIELLE: My partner is in InfoSec. He is a security person. So that's definitely my first thought like, how do we keep the things that are most important to us and that are now online? How do we keep those things secure and safe and protected? Figuring out how to fill the gaps that are inherent within the security industry right now of there's just not enough bodies to fill all the jobs and build all of the security that needs to be built and maintain those things. That's going to be a whole new ball game that tech has to figure out and it's going to take a lot of manpower to make sure that we can protect people and protect the things that are most important to them, and even just protect those communities, too. Make sure that those communities can continue to thrive and also, be carefully moderated and curated so that there is safety for people to interact; that there is less bullying happening online, that there is less hate crimes that are being perpetuated online. Creating safe spaces for people and providing agency for them online is a whole new ball game when we're not even really that great at doing so in real life, in-person. There are a lot of groups that are going to have to fight harder to be heard, to be seen, to feel safe, and I think that's just an ongoing thing that we need to work at being better at. ARTY: So we need ways to improve the connectivity community stuff and then also, need ways as we do those things to create safety in our communities. DANIELLE: Absolutely. MANDY: Yeah, we just had a really great discussion with Eva PenzeyMoog about two episodes ago. She wrote the book Design for Safety and it was an excellent, excellent conversation about ways that as designers and engineers, we should be building our infrastructure safe from the beginning and not just going back – [overtalk] DANIELLE: Yeah. MANDY: And doing it after the fact, but realizing who the most vulnerable people are and protecting them from the get-go. DANIELLE: Yeah, absolutely. I think that's actually something that my company works really hard to do while we're designing our curriculum products is designing from the most vulnerable within our communities and using that as a starting point for how we build things and how we continue to maintain them. Because if you can keep the folks that are most vulnerable in mind, more people are actually going to be allowed to be safe, allowed to have agency, and allowed to grow. It's a far more inclusive space when we can think about the folks that don't always have access, or don't always have safety, or don't always have agency and designing with those people in mind first. MANDY: And that's how we'll end up filling all these empty seats right now that are available in tech – [overtalk] DANIELLE: Exactly. MANDY: Is by not eliminating these people, designing a safe environment from the start, and attracting different kinds of people into tech because tech needs more diversity. DANIELLE: Tech needs more diversity. Yeah, absolutely and I think that's one of the reasons why I keep doing Code School Q&A is because I want to see more people that look like me in tech. I want to see more people that don't look like me in tech. I'm very excited to bring as many people to the table as possible because I think that's when we also get the most creative and innovative. When more tool sets are brought to the table, more diverse experiences are brought to the table, we build far more robust systems, products, and things just get better when we have more differences from which to pull and more experiences from which to learn. MANDY: As we said in the beginning, you're a fairly new developer. So I wanted to ask you the question: what was one thing you wish you knew, that you know now, that you would have known back then? If you could give Danielle advice a year ago, what advice would that have been? DANIELLE: I think that advice would have been to start actually working on technical things sooner; to start digging into the educational materials that were provided for me for free before I ever started school. I think that actually digging into those materials and having the courage to not just wait until I was in a classroom setting to be able to interact with coding languages and learning how to program, I would have had such a less fraught time getting through school and giving myself the opportunity to get a bit of a head start and more of a foundation before just diving in head first and hoping that I kept my head above water. But I think also, again, leaning into community and not being afraid to ask for help, not being afraid to advocate for myself because it took me a good 2 and a half months before a really felt like I could speak up and say what I needed. That's 2 months of time that I could have been getting more of what I needed, getting more help learning faster and more efficiently, and just being less miserable in the early stages of learning and entirely new skillsets. So don't be afraid to ask for help. Don't be afraid to advocate for yourself. I think especially as a woman coming into a technical space, there is some extra fears of not looking like I could do this, or not feeling like I belonged not knowing what I was doing. But the thing to remember was that nobody knew what they were doing; we were all figuring it out together in that school program. Being the one to be like, “Hold up, this is not making any sense to me. Can we start this over again? Can we dig into what's happening here?” Often times, other people were like, “Oh, I'm so grateful you said something because I also don't know what's going on.” MANDY: Well, with that, I think that's an amazing thing to end on and we can move over to reflections, which I can go and start off with right away is that's the secret. Like, nobody knows what we're doing in tech. DANIELLE: [laughs] Nobody knows, no. [laughs] MANDY: Nobody knows. DANIELLE: Nobody knows yet. MANDY: That's the secret. Ask questions. Lean on your community. There are so many people out there. I know you mentioned tech Twitter, #techTwitter. There are so many nice amazing people that will have your back if you just put those questions out there and even say, “Hey, tech twitter, anybody free? Do you want to pair?” They'll be like, “Yeah, let's hop on for an hour, or two,” and especially right now is when people aren't really doing much again. [chuckles] People are out there. So again, it's a secret. Nobody knows. DANIELLE: [laughs] Yeah. I think I am totally on board with your reflections for the day lean into community and don't be afraid to ask questions. I think it's so important to know that tech needs you. Whoever you are, tech needs you and whatever valuable skillset you bring to the table, whatever diverse experiences you bring to the table, it's needed. You need more people that aren't traditional and whatever that looks like. There is space and there is need for you. I think come and ask your questions at Code School on Wednesdays. We need generally every Wednesday, 7:00 PM Pacific time. We are happy to answer your questions and help connect you to the people if we don't know answers because none of us totally know the right answer most of the time. MANDY: And how can people do that work? What's the URL? DANIELLE: Yeah. Come visit us at twitch.tv/thejonanshow. We also have Code School Q&A is participating in Oktoberfest, too. So you can find us on GitHub by looking up the Oktoberfest hashtag tag and you can find us on Twitter at Code School Q&A as well. MANDY: Awesome. ARTY: I just wanted to add that a little bit with lean into community, I was thinking about Mandy, when you were mentioning your story, when I was learning electron new technology I didn't know. I had this code base that I had to learn. I didn't know what was going on, I was frustrated, I couldn't get anything working, and then I tweeted and asked for someone to pair with me. Lo and behold, some random person from the internet was like, “Sure! I'd be happy to help! Let's meet up air on this,” and I managed to get over the major hurdles I had with getting my environment to set up and getting unstuck, figured out how to run the debugging tools, and all those things really happened as a consequence of nothing afraid to reach out. Even when you might feel like you're struggling with these things alone, there really is a community out there and people that are willing to jump in and help and I think that's really great cool thing. MANDY: All right, well with that, I think we're pretty set to wrap up. If you want to join us you are in Slack. Danielle will receive an invitation to join us as well in our Slack community. It is a Patreon where you can fudge to support us monetarily on a monthly basis. However, if you're not comfortable with that, or do not want to, you can DM anyone of the panelists and we will get you in there for free. So with that, I want to thank you, Danielle, for coming on the show. DANIELLE: Thanks so much for having me for a great conversation. MANDY: Awesome, and we'll see everyone next week. Special Guest: Danielle Thompson.
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Conversations at the recent STN EXPO Indy showed how the school bus industry is crowdsourcing solutions to shortages in staffing as well as in materials due to shipping issues. School Bus Safety Week is coming up Oct. 18-22, presenting an opportunity to shine a spotlight on student safety. Recent bus stop injuries and deaths show the need for increased community awareness and school bus driver training. Read more at stnonline.com/safety.
Go to https://buyraycon.com/defrancowork for 15% off your order! Brought to you by Raycon! Watch More News: https://youtu.be/DXulRIclyQs TEXT ME! +1 (813) 213-4423 Get More Phil: https://linktr.ee/PhilipDeFranco -- 00:00 - Demi Lovato Says “Alien” Is Insensitive Term, Prefers to Use “E.T.” 01:43 - Kyrie Irving 'Will Not Play or Practice' with the Brooklyn Nets 02:31 - Lil Nas X and Bella Poarch Potentially Scrap Plans To Participate In TikTok NFT Program 04:35 - Vanessa Hudgens Does Not Like Water, Has Passed Out from Dehydration 05:13 - Jacksepticeye Announces Thankmas 2021 05:35 - Sponsor 06:37 - Gov. Abbott Bans Vaccine Mandates in Texas 08:01 - Nurse Blames IV Mixup on Exhaustion 09:50 - Coroner Speaks on Gabby Petito Case -- ✩ TODAY'S STORIES ✩ Demi Lovato Says “Alien” Is Insensitive Term, Prefers to Use “E.T.”: https://www.pedestrian.tv/entertainment/demi-lovato-interview-unidentified/ Kyrie Irving 'Will Not Play or Practice' with the Brooklyn Nets: https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/12/sport/kyrie-irving-brooklyn-nets-vaccination-spt-intl/index.html Lil Nas X and Bella Poarch Potentially Scrap Plans To Participate In TikTok NFT Program: https://roguerocket.com/2021/10/12/tiktok-nft-lil-nas-x-bella-poarch/ Vanessa Hudgens Does Not Like Water, Has Passed Out from Dehydration: https://www.shape.com/celebrities/interviews/vanessa-hudgens-interview Jacksepticeye Announces Thankmas 2021: https://www.tubefilter.com/2021/10/11/jackseptic-eye-december-thanksmas-fight-homeless/ https://thankmas.tiltify.com/ Gov. Abbott Bans Vaccine Mandates in Texas: https://roguerocket.com/2021/10/12/texas-governor-vaccine-mandates/ Nurse Blames IV Mixup on Exhaustion: https://twitter.com/VICE/status/1447940209191137282?s=20 Coroner Speaks on Gabby Petito Case: https://twitter.com/AP/status/1447999673785012231?s=20 ✩ STORIES NOT IN TODAY'S SHOW ✩ Kaiser Permanente Health Workers Vote To Authorize Strike Over Pay, Staffing, and Safety: https://roguerocket.com/2021/10/12/kaiser-strike/ Protests Erupt in Italy Over World's Toughest Vaccine Mandate: https://roguerocket.com/2021/10/12/protests-erupt-in-italy-over-worlds-toughest-vaccine-mandate/ —————————— Executive Producer: Amanda Morones Edited by: James Girardier, Julie Goldberg, Maxwell Enright Art Department: Brian Borst, William Crespo Writing/Research: Philip DeFranco, Cory Ray, Brian Espinoza, Maddie Crichton, Lili Stenn, Neena Pesqueda Production Team: Zack Taylor, Emma Leid ———————————— #DeFranco #GabbyPetito #LilNasX ————————————
A new problem is emerging, how do governments and police manage people driving under the influence of cannabis? Can a legal limit for cannabis intoxication be set? If so, what biomarkers can be measured for compliance? Our guest is Dr. Patricia Di Ciano, Assistant Professor & Independent Scientist at the Institute for Mental Health & Policy Research at the University of Toronto, and we discuss these policy questions as new laws are being developed. P.S. World's best search engine for Video Cannabis Education = PeriodicSearch.com Schedule 1-on-1 call w/ Wayne (Office Hours, Fri 2-4pm PST) *read details for 1-on-1 calls in this calendar link Send a Message = Contact Us
It's worse than you think. Dr. Jane Ruby, a scientist with over 20 years of experience in regulatory processes for drug approval with the FDA, explains several important ways that the FDA and the drug companies violated the most basic safety protocols at every stage of the development, manufacturing, and surveillance of the experimental shots. The FDA has become a collaborator rather than a gatekeeper. We don't even know if everyone is receiving the same concoction or dose. Quality control, safety monitoring, and regulatory oversight are dead. We are on our own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Minnesota farmers who want to improve safety on their farms can now apply for funding through two programs from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture that help with the cost of buying, shipping, and installing eligible safety equipment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
*Disclaimer* We recognize that our focus on this podcast may or may not align with your personal perspectives on genetic modification and the use of chemical inputs (such as glyphosate and dicamba) in agriculture production. With our mission of building profitable and sustainable farms, we present today's podcast with the hope that we can consider the long-term impact of this technology on the health and productivity of our worldwide community. We encourage folks to do their own research regarding the wide range of topics discussed in today's episode. We're not providing medical advice regarding any disease or condition; we strongly encourage our listeners to consult with health professionals for specific diagnosis and treatments. Today on the podcast we're hosting special guest Jeffrey Smith, American consumer activist, self-published author, and former politician. Jeffrey is the author of two books on genetically engineered foods, Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating, and Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives, which he made into a film in 2012. He focuses on advocating against GMOs and pesticides, exposing the dangers they bring to humanity. This info-packed episode details how proper health and nutrition sustains life and the modern day trends that create disease, as well as potential cataclysmic disasters we may face due to genetically engineered microbes. Don't miss it! You'll hear: Why organic is so important in today's ecosystem 1:36 About the Protect Nature Now campaign 23:08 About the disaster surrounding golden rice 40:08 Some recent studies regarding the effects of GMOs on our health 53:52 What the average person can do to avoid the dangerous pitfalls of modern food production and live healthy 1.10:10 About the Guest:As a leading spokesperson on GMO health dangers, Jeffrey Smith authored 2 global bestsellers, directed 5 films, delivered 1000 lectures and 1000 interviews in 45 countries, trained 1500 speakers and organized over 10,000 grassroots advocates. He is now sounding the alarm about the serious, even irreversible hazards from new genetic engineering techniques, which can lead to health and environmental catastrophes.He and the Institute for Responsible Technology, which he founded, are now sounding the alarm about the serious and potentially irreversible hazards from new genetic engineering techniques. Their Protect Nature Now campaign, which has more than 50 coalition organizations worldwide, recognizes that genetically altering microbes can cause unprecedented health problems and collapse ecosystems. They therefore call on government leaders to prevent all releases of genetically engineered microbes. Resources:Website - https://protectnaturenow.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/responsibletechnology Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/irtnogmos/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/IRTnoGMOs Harvest Hosts Resources:If interested in being a host, please be sure to mention Thriving Farmer Podcast on your application! We are Harvest Hosts, a platform that connects over 180,000 RVers to local businesses and attractions. Based on our recent survey, Harvest Hosts members spend an average of $50 per night at each Host Location they visit; well-established Hosts are reporting an average of $13,000 in additional annual revenue. Our model is a cost-free opportunity for hosts to share their offerings with our members by opening up space for an overnight stay. We simply tell our members about you and they schedule their visit in advance. In exchange for the overnight stay, Harvest Host members are encouraged to make a purchase of at least $20 at each host location they visit. We hope to see you as a new host location of ours soon. If you have additional questions, please contact our Account Executive, JD at firstname.lastname@example.orgHarvest Hosts Facebook Harvest Hosts Instagram Become a Host Information Don't believe us? Hear more from a host!
VIDEO VERSION HERE: https://youtu.be/pQtLsMn7yJQ Get in touch with Lehigh Valley with Love This October 15th is White Cane Safety Day which is an awareness day to highlight the challenges that individuals living with visual impairments face and educate the public on vision loss. White Cane Safety Day has been celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane. We talk with Christe Konopitski - Director Of Advancement for Sights for Hope. The organization, known formerly as Center for Vision Loss, transforms lives by removing the barriers to independence and success caused by visual impairments: https://sightsforhope.org/ If you'd like to learn more about the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast and the opportunities we can provide through sponsorship and collaboration, be sure to reach us at email@example.com Or click here Thank you to our sponsors! Michael Bernadyn of RE/MAX Real Estate Venture X - Get all of our links here. - Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast. - Want to be a guest on the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast? Watch the video episode here or below.
For over 50 years, the standard has been that Staph aureus bacteremia and endovascular infections must be treated with a bactericidal antibiotic, like beta lactams or vancomycin. A new study suggests that bacteriostatic antibiotic, like clindamycin, could be used to treat MRSA bacteremia.Redeem your CPE or CME credit here! References and resources: Guthridge I, Smith S, Law M, et al. Efficacy and Safety of Intravenous Lincosamide Therapy in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021 Aug 17;65(9):e0034321. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00343-21. Epub 2021 Aug 17. PMID: 34125589.Continuing Education Information:Learning Objectives: 1. Identify if an uncomplicated patient with MRSA bacteremia may be eligible for bacteriostatic medications2. Describe some of the advantages of using drugs like clindamycin in these patients0.05 CEU | 0.5 HrsACPE UAN: 0107-0000-21-339-H01-PInitial release date: 10/12/21Expiration date: 10/12/2022Complete CPE & CME details can be found here !What's new?GameChangers Pharmacotherapy Podcast will release new episodes on Mondays starting 10/18/2021We are making it easier to claim CE Credit for listening each week! This October - we'll launch a simple, one membership option so you can get one-click CE redemption for GameChangers episodes. Name changes! You'll notice the podcast show will change to CEimpact - you'll still get new GameChangers episodes released each week on Mondays. Keep listening here and your feed will automatically switch over to CEimpact on 10/18.
Today on The Jay Allen Show, we speak to relationship expert Layla London from The Curious Girl podcast. Layla talks about how her life changed after not being intimate with anyone for 3.5 years and the impacts relationships have on peoples lives if you don't communicate properly. Hear about it today on The Jay Allen Show. Mature Audience Only
Web design freelancer Kristin Pearson shares her top lessons learned having just gone full time into web design.In This Episode00:00 - Introduction03:40 - Biz course04:40 - Greeting Kristin10:06 - Coaches 10:32 - Speakers11:55 - Process of both14:38 - Kristin's start21:55 - Learning WP23:28 - Tech deters some24:53 - Solving problems25:42 - Communities28:20 - The starting point38:26 - Safety plan42:42 - Time-guilt shift46:20 - Balancing things48:48 - Getting clients53:44 - A recorded call58:56 - Growing organically1:00:48 - Current thoughts 1:04:12 - Introverts 1:06:31 - Utilize strengths1:11:55 - Going live stress1:20:33 - Recurring income1:24:11 - Future goals1:28:40 - Being intentional1:31:53 - Final thoughtsGet all links, resources and show notes at:https://joshhall.co/143
Being a Division Chief is a difficult job... Especially when your forest has been on the receiving end of catastrophic fires for the past five years... Thats why we have Plumas National Forest Division Chief, Jeff Dupras, on the show today to talk about his experiences.Jeff has 31 years in the wildland fire service, and has seen a lot of change over the years. Particularly, the changes in fire behavior and impacts to communities nested in the wildland urban interface.He has also seen a dramatic change in the perception of the public when it comes to wildfire. Oftentimes leading to wild conspiracy theories, distrust, and a slew of other things.His mission is to build a better understanding of wildfire, increase transparency, be an advocate for his community, and always be in the corner of the "boots on the ground".You know the drill...Stay safe, stay savage...Enjoy!..........................Updates!EXCLUSIVE MERCH AVAILABLE!https://anchorpointpodcast.com/store..........................Sponsors:The Anchor Point Podcast is supported by the following wonderful folks...Mystery RanchNeed badass packs? Then look no further than Mystery Ranch!https://www.mysteryranch.comHotshot BreweryWanna pick up our Anchor Point Podcast merch or need killer coffee? Hit up Hotshot Brewery!!!https://www.hotshotbrewing.comThe Smokey GenerationWanna get some history and knowledge on Wildland Fire? Hit up The Smokey Generation!http://wildfire-experience.orgNot a sponsor of The Anchor Point Podcast, but a great organization:The Wildland Firefighter FoundationAnd, as always, please consider supporting this great nonprofit organization - The Wildland Firefighter Foundation!https://wffoundation.org