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In this edition of the Peristyle Podcast hosts Ryan Abraham and Chris Trevino return to the studio to discuss the breaking news that the Pac-12 will no longer send the two division winners to the conference championship game and will now select the teams with the top-2 winning percentages to play for the title, regardless of which division they play in. That ruling could have a significant impact on Lincoln Riley and the Trojans considering Utah, a division rival with USC, returns most everyone from their Pac-12 championship team in 2022 and the Trojans face the Utes in Salt Lake City this season. Couple that with the North being much more wide open with half of the teams (Oregon, Washington and Washington State) having new head coaches and there is a very probable scenario that has Utah and USC processing the two best records in the Pac-12, allowing them to rematch in Las Vegas with the conference championship on the line. The guys also talk about the new CBS/247Sports poll that ranked the top college football coaches at the Power Five level, with USC's Lincoln Riley coming in at No. 4 behind Nick Saban, Kirby Smart and Dabo Swinney. They talk about the top-10 coaches and Chris tests Ryan to see how many of them he could name (he got 9 out of the 10 right) with Utah's Kyle Whittingham being the only other Pac-12 coach to make the top-10. The USC roster continues to get reworked with a couple more additions from the NCAA Transfer Portal, JUCO offensive lineman Cooper Lovelace and Washington defensive back Jacboe Covington. The guys talk about what those two players bring to the table and where they can fit in on the Trojans roster. They also discuss the biggest name yet to decide where he will transfer, former Pittsburgh wide receiver Jordan Addison. Will Addison head west and finish his college career at USC or head to Texas or Alabama? The guys debate it on the show. Ryan and Chris will be doing regular podcasts together going forward, so make sure you send in your questions addressed to them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please review, rate and subscribe to the Peristyle Podcast on Apple Podcasts! Thanks to Trader Joe's for sponsoring the Peristyle Podcast! Make sure you check out USCFootball.com for complete coverage of this USC Trojan football team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tune in today at 1pm MST to join John, Jenn and Maven, from Mormonism Live, for part one of Maven's Mormon Story. Her story begins in rural Utah, next door to Fundamental Mormons, and later serving an LDS mission. In part 2, join John, Jenn and Maven as we explore the Making of Maven. She takes us through her faith crisis and reconstruction with touching stories, beautiful insight and hope. ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content coming! Click here to donate monthly: $10 $25 $50 ————— MSP on Spotify MSP on Apple Podcasts MSP Blog Instagram Patreon TikTok Discord Contact Us! *MormonStories@gmail.com *PO Box 171085 Salt Lake City, UT 84117
What would you think if your Church Leaders were on the defendant's witness list of your child's sex abuser? In this episode, we will discuss a disturbing Mormon sex abuse case in which the Branch and Stake presidents submitted affidavits that would have aided the dismissal of new charges brought against Elders Quorum President and registered sex offender Michael Adam Davis. Join us this Tuesday evening as LDS Member Michael Benjamin walks us through the details of this alarming case in which The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, once again, chooses to protect the institution over sexually abused children. ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content coming! Click here to donate monthly: $10 $25 $50 ————— MSP on Spotify MSP on Apple Podcasts MSP Blog Instagram Patreon TikTok Discord Contact Us! *MormonStories@gmail.com *PO Box 171085 Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Join John, Mike, and Gerardo, as they break down DNA and the Book of Mormon, and how these tell two different stories. Show Notes: LDS Discussions Website Simon Southerton DNA and the Book of Mormon Mormon Stories Podcast Three geneticist talk about the DNA evidence MS podcast Jamie Hanis Handy MS Episode DNA and the essays Gospel Topic Essay on Lamanites Losing a Lost Tribe - Simon Southerton The sacred curse - Simon Southerton Adam/Even and Garden of Eden Noah and the Flood ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content coming! Click here to donate monthly: $10 $25 $50 ————— MSP on Spotify MSP on Apple Podcasts MSP Blog Instagram Patreon TikTok Discord Contact Us! *MormonStories@gmail.com *PO Box 171085 Salt Lake City, UT 84117
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In her landmark book, Of Woman Born, Adrienne Rich writes that “At certain points in history, and in certain cultures, the idea of woman-as-mother has worked to endow all women with respect, even with awe, and to give women some say in the life of a people or a clan. But for most of what we know was the “mainstream' of recorded history, motherhood as institution has ghettoized and degraded female potentialities.” In this quote, Rich highlights the stark difference between the way our cultural thinks it respects women and the way it actually regards them. It can be a wonderful thing to praise mothers — to celebrate the women around us who channel their love, energy, and resources into the art and the work of raising children — but too often we forget that our cultural ideal of a ‘mother' is not always accessible nor is it the ideal motherhood for all women. So what happens when a mother doesn't match up to our institutional expectations? And what happens when a woman decides she doesn't want to be a mother at all? On today's episode, we're digging into these questions as we're joined by two spectacular guests each trusting us with her own story of how motherhood as an institution has haunted their lives: an Anonymous Contributor who speaks about the realities of unwed motherhood, and returning friend of the podcast, Lane Anderson, who shares her own experiences of having the mantle of motherhood assumed and foisted upon her. Lane Anderson (she/her) was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has an undergraduate degree from BYU, and a graduate degree from Columbia University. She has spent much of her career as a full-time journalist, publishing hundreds of articles on inequality, human rights, gender, and social and family issues. She has received several Society of Professional Journalists Awards, and a fellowship from the USC Annenberg School of Journalism for her writing on human trafficking. She lives in New York City with her partner and young daughter, and she is full-time faculty at New York University where she is a Clinical Associate Professor teaching writing. She co-writes Matriarchy Report, a newsletter about family issues from a feminist perspective on Substack, and on Instagram @matriarchyreport
It was June of 2019 when a young woman vanished after getting off a flight from Los Angeles, California, to Salt Lake City, Utah. Investigation would uncovered that she had ordered a Lyft from the airport, but it didn't take her back home. Instead, she was driven to a local park in the dead of the night.SPONSORS -Truebill: Thank you to Truebill for sponsoring this episode! It's time to fight back against scammy subscriptions with Truebill. On average, people save $750. Save today at: https://truebill.com/morbidologyGymondo: Thank you to Gymondo for sponsoring this episode! Gymondo is an online fitness & well-being platform. Start a 14 day free trial & get 50% off your annual membership with the promo code "morbidology" at: https://bit.ly/gymondo-morbidology Best Fiends: Thank you to Best Fiends for sponsoring this episode! Engage your brain with this fun puzzle and collect cute monsters along the way. Best Fiends is a free to download app game available on the app store and Google Play.SHOW NOTES - https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-152-mackenzie-lueckPATREON - https://www.patreon.com/morbidologyAudio Credit:Evening of Chaos - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Empty Reflections - ErikMMusic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgq4SPKHlyIA Mothers Sacrifice - OurMusicBox - https://ourmusicbox.com/Dark Tranquility - Anno Domini Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6mBav72Ak
On this episode of the podcast we got to sit down and chat with Bijan Sakaki, owner of Beehive Farmacy. We get to find out his story. We talk about medical cannabis here in Utah, we talk about the motivation behind applying for a cannabis pharmacy in Utah, we talk about the obstacles he has faced with Beehive Farmacy, and we talk about his thoughts on recreational adult use cannabis. We also talk about what Bijan loves about living in Utah, favorite local eating spots, and everything else in between. Connect more with I am Salt Lake:Email email@example.com Connect With Our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IAmSaltLake/ (https://www.facebook.com/IAmSaltLake/) Connect With Our Twitter https://twitter.com/iamsaltlake (https://twitter.com/iamsaltlake) Connect With Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/iamsaltlake/ (https://www.instagram.com/iamsaltlake/) Join The Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/iamsaltlake/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/iamsaltlake/) Support our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/iamsaltlake (https://www.patreon.com/iamsaltlake) Sign up for our email list https://iamsaltlake.com/email (https://iamsaltlake.com/email) Thank you for listening to this episode of I am Salt Lake podcast. We showcase local talent, businesses, and everyday people making Salt Lake City what it is today. Please consider making a one time donation through PayPal to help with the expenses of keeping this podcast running smoothly https://www.paypal.me/iamsaltlake (https://www.paypal.me/iamsaltlake)
Mike White has published two poetry collections, How to Make a Bird with Two Hands (Word Works, 2012) and Addendum to a Miracle (Waywiser, 2017). His work can be found in magazines including Ploughshares, Poetry, The New Republic, The Threepenny Review, and The Yale Review. His is winner of the Anthony Hecht Prize, the Washington Prize, and Rattle's 2010 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor. Originally from Canada, he now lives in Salt Lake City and teaches at the University of Utah. Find his most recent book here: https://waywiser-press.com/product/addendum-to-a-miracle/ As always, we'll also include live open lines for responses to our weekly prompt or any other poems you'd like to share. A Zoom link will be provided in the chat window during the show before that segment begins. For links to all the past episodes, visit: https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/ This Week's Prompt: On the elevator, a stranger says something unexpected. Next Week's Prompt: Your earliest childhood memory. The Rattlecast livestreams on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, then becomes an audio podcast. Find it on iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere else you get your podcasts.
Alicia Newton, show director for Blade Show, joins Bob "The Knife Junkie" DeMarco on episode 316 of The Knife Junkie Podcast. Find show notes and links for this episode at https://theknifejunkie.com/316.Newton has over 20 year experience in managing and executing successful events with targeted audiences. She also has been the Director of Blade Show since 2010 and has steered it through rough waters the past few years.With over 900 exhibitors from 26 countries, Blade Show (Atlanta) is the world's largest knife show. The show is 40 years old and is produced by Blade Magazine and Caribou Media Group. Globally-recognized manufacturers and legendary makers gather under one roof brining the largest selection of blades, knives and outdoor gear in the world.Blade Show also features seminars, services and Blade University classes. There are also Blade Sports cutting competition, Balisong Flipping Championships, knife sharpening, collecting seminars, self-defense classes and more.You can find Blade Show 2022 online at https://bladeshow.com. In addition to the original Blade Show (Atlanta, June 3-5), knife enthusiasts can enjoy Blade Show West in Salt Lake City, Oct. 7-8, 2022, and Blade Show Texas in Ft. Worth, March 17-18, 2023.Be sure to support The Knife Junkie and get in on the perks of being a Patron -- including early access to the podcast and exclusive bonus content. Visit https://www.theknifejunkie.com/patreon for details.Let us know what you thought about this episode. Please leave a rating and/or a review in whatever podcast player app you're listening on. Your feedback is much appreciated.Also, call the listener line at 724-466-4487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, feedback or suggestions on the show, and let us know who you'd like to hear interviewed on an upcoming edition of The Knife Junkie Podcast.To listen to past episodes of the podcast, visit https://theknifejunkie.com/listen.
Today we are going to talk about Bridget “Biddy” Mason, the grandmother of Los Angeles, one of the most influential Black women in California. She overcame unimaginable prejudice and inequity and was one of the first prominent landowning citizens of Los Angeles. Briget was born into slavery in Georgia on August 15 of 1818. Her parents were of mixed African American and Native American descent. She wasn't given a last name. Because of this common practice with slaves, many African Americans can only go back so far in their ancestry. Stolen. One of her several slaveholders in Georgia and South Carolina started calling her Biddy. Biddy spent much of her childhood enslaved on John Smithson's plantation in South Carolina, performing tasks in the cotton fields, the South's most important crop. Biddy was forbidden to learn to read or write but she learned about herbs and midwifery from the older enslaved women. Smithson gave her, two other female house servants, and a blacksmith as a wedding gift to his cousins, Robert and Rebecca Smith. The Smiths were successful landowners in Logtown, Mississippi. Biddy was 18. Smith was Mormon convert who cultivated cotton and traded slaves. Although, Mormons were better known as opponents of slavery. For the Smith family, Biddy did domestic work, toiled hard in the cotton fields and performed farm labor. At other times, she worked as a midwife and house nurse — a job she liked. Biddy took care of Rebecca Smith, who was often ill and helped her during the birth of her six children. During her years in Mississippi, Biddy gave birth to Ellen, Ann and Harriet, aged ten, four, and a newborn. It's likely that Smith himself fathered these children. Like countless other enslaved women, Biddy was almost certainly the victim of sexual violence. In 1848, Smith decided to follow the call of the church with his fellow Mississippi Saints in the great Mormon Exodus to Utah. He moved his family and his 14 slaves west to the Salt Lake Valley where Joseph Smith established a new Mormon community seventeen years prior. The area was still part of Mexico at the time but would soon become Utah. Smith, his wife and children sat in the wagon on the journey while Biddy, her daughters and the other slaves walked barefoot behind the 300 wagon caravan. Biddy was in charge of herding the animals for the 1,700 mile trek. While they walked from Mississippi through Illinois and Colorado towards Salt Lake City, Biddy had a ton of responsibilities, including herding the cattle, preparing and serving the campfire meals and setting up and breaking down camp. All this while acting as the midwife and herbalist for the party, and still tending to her three young daughters. The trail must have been disturbing, frightening and strange. There were moments when surely there was a chance to escape, and for this reason, Biddy's value increased on the trail. With young children, she didn't have the option to leave. They lived in Utah for three years until Governor Brigham Young authorized another Mormon community, this time in San Bernardino. Brigham Young warned Smith that California, had been admitted to the Union as a free, non-slave state the year prior. Smith ignored his warnings and set out with his family and slaves and a 150-wagon caravan in 1851, to establish the Mormon settlement and extend the reach of his Church. When Smith arrived in San Bernardino, he became one of the counselors to the bishop and owned a very large property. He was among the wealthiest settlers in San Bernardino. Held in bondage in the Mormon colony were dozens of African Americans as well as an untold number of local Native Americans, as well as an untold number of local Native Americans. San Bernardino was built, in part, by enslaved laborers like Biddy. Even though California was technically a free state, it was a land made up of unfree laborers of various kinds. Many indigenous people weer being forced to work in the Los Angeles "slave mart." This "slave mart" was the second most important source of municipal revenue in Los Angeles after the sale of licenses for saloons and gambling venues. On the weekends, local authorities would seek out and arrest intoxicated natives on dubious vagrancy charges. The Native Americans were thrown in a pen, and their labor for the coming week was auctioned off. If they were paid at the end of that week at all, they were usually paid in alcohol so they could get drunk, be arrested and continue the cycle. In California, Biddy met two sets of couples who were free blacks. Charles and Elizabeth Flake Rowan and Robert and Minnie Owens. They urged her to legally contest her slave status in California. But she did not. Biddy remained enslaved in a “free” state for five more years as Smith maintained his southern way of life in California. He found himself increasingly at odds with fellow colonists and his own church who favorably disposed toward the practice of slavery. In 1855, the leaders of the Mormon colony in San Bernardino thought they were paying top dollar for 80,000 acres of land but had purchased only 35,000 acres. Fine print fuck up. When the colony sued the people who had sold them the land, they lost. The court allowed them to choose up to 35,000 acres anywhere in the larger area. The church chose Smith's ranch. It was turned over to them without any compensation and Smith was pissed. Without his property in California and in fear of losing his slaves, he sold off his cattle and conspired a plan to quietly leave the colony and move to Texas. Biddy and her fellow slaves did not trust Smith and they feared they were going to be sold and separated from their children. Smith lied to Biddy, promising her and her family's freedom in Texas. He needed her cooperation to get there and considered her valuable property. Without his land, he needed a place for them to all stay as he secured provisions for the ride east. He chose a camp of settlers originally from the American South in the Santa Monica Hills. Surely a more hospitable place for a slaveholder than Mormn san Bernardino. One of Biddy's daughters was romantically involved with the Owens son. In December, Robert Owens and Elizabeth Rowan tipped off the local authorities. There was a group of Black Americans that were being illegally held in Santa Monica Canyon and they were about to be taken across state lines to the slave state of Texas. The sheriffs from San Bernardino and Los Angeles approached Judge Benjamin Hayes. Hayes issued a writ of habeas corpus, widely used against slaveholders in free states. Late on the night of New Year's Eve 1855, as Los Angeles residents celebrated the new year, sheriffs raided Smith's camp in the Santa Monica mountains. Biddy's children were taken into protective custody at the city jail at the corner of Spring and Franklin Streets in downtown L.A. They let Biddy stay with the Owens family. Judge Hayes ordered Smith to bear all costs associated with the case and caring for those placed in guardianship of the sheriffs as they prepared for trial. Los Angeles was then still a small town and the three day court hearing, starting on January 19, 1856 was a huge event. Smith argued that Biddy and the rest of his slaves wished to go to Texas with him. Under state law, Black Americans could not testify against white Americans. Judge Hayes brought Biddy and her eldest daughters into his chambers along with two trustworthy local gentlemen who acted as observers. Hayes asked Biddy if she was willingly leaving for Texas and Biddy told him, “I always do what I have been told, but I have always been afraid of this trip to Texas.” Biddy also told the judge about the kind of treatment they had been subjected to over the years. Hannah, who was one of the women enslaved by Smith, gave an unbelievably damaging testimony in the courtroom. She reluctantly said that she wanted to go to Texas. There were long silences. Hannah had given birth to a baby boy only two weeks earlier and was terrified of what Smith would do to her if she refused to go with him to Texas. Hayes sent the San Bernardino sheriff up to talk with her and she said, I promised I would say in court that I wanted to go but I don't want to go. If you bring me back to court, I'll say I want to go but I don't want to go. The sheriff returned with an affidavit saying that, in fact, she did not want to go. Smith's behavior before and during the course of the hearing made it clear she had good reason to be afraid. It was awful. He threatened the Owens family, a neighborhood grocer and a doctor in the courtroom yelling “If this case isn't resolved on Southern principles, all people of color will pay the price.” A gang of Smith's sons and workers went to the jail and tried to intimidate the jailer and lure Biddy's daughters away from the jail with alcohol. Biddy's lawyer abruptly withdrew from the case after being threatened and offered a bribe of $200. Judge Hayes was furious with Smith, and clearly rattled by what he had heard. His family was behaving like thugs. Robert Smith was lying about trying to take them out of California and this disturbed Hayes. Smith, who was not being held, was a no-show on the last day of the trial, Monday, January 21. He ran off to Texas. He knew his reputation was ruined and was unwilling to pay court costs. Judge Hayes stated "all the said persons of color are entitled to their freedom and are free and cannot be held in slavery or involuntary servitude, unless for the punishment of crimes, shall ever be tolerated in this State. It is therefore argued that they are entitled to their freedom and are free forever." Amasa Mason Lyman was the mayor of San Bernardino and a Mormon Apostle. Biddy was a friend of Lyman and was fond of the Lyman family. Biddy took the surname Mason. It was her first last name. With Smith gone, her daughters were released from protective custody and Mason moved her family into the Owens family home. They were now citizens in rough-and-tumble Los Angeles, where only around 80 of its 4,000 residents were Black. Her oldest daughter, Ellen, married the Owens' son, Charles. Owing to her experience and quality of work, she became one of the most popular midwives of that state, using the skills she learned as a slave. Judge Hayes had a brother-in-law famous for being one of the first formally trained doctors in Southern California. Dr. John Strother Griffin, the “Father of East Los Angeles”. Griffin was impressed with her nursing skills and hired her as a nurse and midwife. She made $2.50 per day. That would be about $85 dollars in 2022. About 10 bucks a day for an 8 hour day. Griffin's office was on Main Street in the same county building as the jail in which she'd taken refuge with the 13 other enslaved people fighting for freedom. She offered her services to the prisoners free of charge. Biddy delivered hundreds of babies in Los Angeles and braved a smallpox epidemic, risking her life to tend to the sick. In her big black medicine bag, she carried the tools of her trade, and the papers Judge Hays had given her affirming that she was free. Biddy Mason worked as a midwife for ten years, saving her earnings carefully. When she was 48, she purchased her own property on the outskirts of Los Angeles where there were more gardens and vineyards than paved streets. She was the first African American woman to buy property in Los Angeles. It had a water ditch, and a willow fence running around the plot. Two lots for $250. Mason initially used the land for gardening and lived with the Owens. This purchase made her one of the first pioneers of Los Angeles. A remarkable feat for a woman who had spent the first 37 years of her life enslaved. In her home, she established the city's first child care center for working parents. The First African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest African American church in the city. It was established on her Spring Street property. The initial meetings were held in Mason's home in 1872. She paid taxes and all expenses on church property to hold it for her people. The permanent church was eventually erected on land she donated at Eighth and Towne. Mason was quickly beloved and “known by every citizen” as “Aunt Biddy.” She was also well received in the Los Angeles Spanish-speaking community. She could not read or write, but had become a fluent Spanish-speaker. She befriended Pio Pico, Mexico's last governor in California. Pico, Owens and Griffin were involved in real estate and all encouraged her to invest her money wisely and purchase property. Biddy invested in real estate in what is now the heart of downtown L.A. Finally, in 1884 Mason finally moved to her own land at 311 Spring Street and what is now Broadway. On one of the two lots, she built a two-story brick building which she rented the first floor to commercial interests and lived in an apartment on the second. Los Angeles was booming, and rural Spring Street was becoming crowded with shops and boarding houses. She sold the north lot for $1,500. A gain of nearly $13,000 today. She sold a property she had purchased on Olive Street for $375 in 1868, for $2,800. $82,000 today. Basically, in 1884, Biddy had over a 100,000 year in today's numbers. There were dirt streets and unpaved sidewalks, with curbs and gutters. The drainage system was primitive. Water was still channeled through the city through open ditches and bricklaid channels. Only fifteen streets had sewers running below their surface via riveted iron pipes. Three hundred foot tall poles holding electric lights had recently been erected on the major streets, illuminating with 3,000 candle power. Early that year, storms in February of 1884 caused the Los Angeles River to swell and cut new channels and the city's streets began to flood. The Aliso Street Bridge broke in two, part of the bridge was pushed down the river with half a dozen homes and they all lodged against the First Street Bridge, creating a dam. The water rose, the river overflowed its banks and flooded the streets. Finally, the pressure from the rising water and the piled up homes and portion of bridge was too much for the First Street Bridge. The west bank eroded when the First Street Bridge collapsed and thirty-five more houses were carried away. Along the riverbed, people sifted through the debris. Cradles, baby wagons, doors, cupboards, fences, pigs. Looking for something. Someone. Brooms, chickens, orange trees, beds. It was a dreadful sight. People were killed. Obviously, city lighting could not slow fooding, but it would aid in the recovery from the storm that had put a third of the city under water for hours. After the flood, Biddy arranged a deal with a grocer on Fourth and Spring. All of the families who lost their home were able to sign off for all of their groceries. Biddy Mason would pay the tab. Biddy owned land on San Pedro Street in Little Tokyo and was renting to over twenty tenants on three large plots near the now Grand Central Market. For the next three decades, she continued her real estate venture, participating in the frontier town's transformation into an emerging metropolis. She used her wealth, a fortune of $300,000, the equivalent to $9.5 million in 2022 to feed and shelter the poor. She would visit the jail to leave a token and a prayerful hope with every prisoner. She opened a foster home, an elementary school for black children and a traveler's aid center. She was charming, effective and was deeply appreciated. In so many ways, she became the backbone of society. She helped her family buy properties around the city. She deeded a portion of her remaining Spring Street property to her grandsons “for the sum of love and affection and ten dollars.” She signed the deed with her customary fancy “X.” Still, never learning to read or write. Too busy making that cash. Her success enabled her to support her extended family for generations. Los Angeles had become a bustling city with 50,000 residents in the late 1880's. She was so well-known, at dawn each morning, a line would form in front of Mason's gate. Swarming with people in need of assistance. Her neighborhood developed quickly around her homestead and by the early 1890s, the main financial district of Los Angeles was one block from Mason's property. As she grew old and became too ill to see visitors, her grandson Robert was forced to turn people away each morning. On January 15, 1891 Bridget “Biddy” Mason died at her beloved homestead in Los Angeles. She was 73 years old, one of the wealthiest Black women in the country. When she was buried at the Evergreen Cemetery in Boyle Heights, her grave was left unmarked. The family held onto Mason's cherished “first homestead” until the Depression. Today the Broadway Spring Center Parking garage stands on the site. Ninety-Seven years after her death, L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley, and members of the church she founded held a ceremony, during which her grave was finally marked with a tombstone. Biddy Mason Memorial Park in downtown Los Angeles was erected one year later in her honor. Behind the Bradbury Building near Third and Spring, a memorial on an 80-foot-long poured concrete wall shows the timeline of Biddy Mason's life. November 16 was declared “Biddy Mason Day” in Los Angeles. Jackie Broxton said this, "She showed people what could happen when they were free and could set their own destiny". Jackie Broxton is the CEO & President of the Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation. The Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation was established in 2013 and began as an outreach ministry of the church Biddy founded. The Foundation caters to current and former foster youth in the local community. It should also be noted that Biddy's success story was the exception and not the rule. I believe that she attained so much, because she gave so much. As she navigated multiple levels of oppression, Biddy advocated for her community. When it comes to movements advancing our communities, culture, and policies in more equitable directions, it seems that women have always been at the forefront. Biddy Mason once said, “If you hold your hand closed, nothing good can come in. The open hand is blessed, for it gives in abundance, even as it receives.” She is an inspiration that when given the support and opportunity, it is possible to overcome even the toughest of circumstances. Her story is one of resilience, compassion, and triumph. The fight continues today against the inherited systemic racism, sexism, and each and every intersection. Sources: Los Angeles Almanac Free Forever: The Contentious Hearing That Made Biddy Mason A Legend By Hadley Meares The Life of Biddy Mason: From Slave to a Master by Fareeha Arshad Biddy Mason Collaborative National Park Service Biddy Mason: One of LA's first black real estate moguls By Hadley Meares Los Angeles Western Corral Honoring the legacy and 200th birthday of slave-turned-entrepreneur Biddy Mason by Michael Livingston Negro Trail-Blazers of California by Delilah Beasley The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History by Dolores Hayden https://kentakepage.com/bridget-biddy-mason/ Bridget "Biddy" Mason: From Bondage to Wealth - Kentake Page Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation
As COVID Cases Rises, Effectiveness Of Vaccines Lessens In Kids As parts of the country continue to see waves of infection from the omicron variant of COVID-19, parents of children over age five have taken heart at the availability of vaccines—while parents of kids five and under have continued to wait for an approved dose. But even as the case numbers continue to climb, the vaccines are less effective against the more-virulent omicron variants—and, for some reason, dramatically less effective in kids. Koerth joins Ira to discuss the story, and why experts say it's still worthwhile getting vaccinated even if the vaccines don't have the dramatic performance seen at the beginning of the vaccination phase of the pandemic. They also talk about a bird flu outbreak troubling poultry farms around the world, the odd immune system of the sleepy lizard, and how scientists are trying to catch a whiff of the odors of ancient Egypt. Meet The ‘Gentle Giant,' Your Friendly Neighborhood Black Hole It wasn't long ago that the idea of capturing an image of a black hole sounded like a joke, or an oxymoron. How do you take a picture of something so dense that it absorbs the very light around it? But three years ago, we got our first good look with help from the Event Horizon Telescope, which is actually multiple radio telescopes all linked together. That picture was a slightly blurry, red-and-orange doughnut—the best picture to date of the supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy called Messier 87, which is called Messier 87* or M87*. (Black holes are given an asterisk after the name of their location). Today, it's possible to buy jewelry and t-shirts with that picture, drink out of a M87*-adorned coffee cup, or just make it your phone background. Now that the first picture of a black hole is practically a pop culture meme, how do you one-up that? In the past weeks, the Event Horizon Telescope team alluded to a new ‘breakthrough' hiding in the Milky Way. On Thursday, the team unveiled that breakthrough: the first image of our nearest black hole neighbor in the heart of our galaxy. Sagittarius A* is a “gentle giant,” says Feryal Ozel, a member of the global collaboration that created this image. It consumes far less of the gas swirling nearby than M87*, and is far fainter as a result. The Milky Way's black hole also lacks the galaxy-spanning jets of M87* and, due to its smaller size, the gas around it moves so fast that it took years longer to capture a clear picture. Ira talks with Ozel about what it takes to obtain such a picture, and what it can tell us about the extreme, high-temperature physics of black holes throughout the universe. What Was It Like To Witness The End Of The Dinosaurs? 66 million years ago, a massive asteroid hit what we know today as the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. Many people have a general idea of what happened next: The age of the dinosaurs was brought to a close, making room for mammals like us to thrive. But fewer people know what happened in the days, weeks, and years after impact. Increased research on fossils and geological remains from this time period have helped scientists paint a picture of this era. For large, non-avian dinosaurs like Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex, extinction was swift following the asteroid impact. But for creatures that were able to stay underwater and underground, their post-impact stories are more complicated. Joining Ira to discuss her book The Last Days of the Dinosaurs is Riley Black, science writer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Transcripts for each segment will be available the week after the show airs on sciencefriday.com.
In tonight's episode of Paranormal Mysteries, I'll be taking a look at two very different entities in a Salt Lake City hospital, the extremely active Murray City Cemetery, an encounter with The Grim Reaper, and a possible messenger from heaven. All coming up on this Friday the 13th edition of Paranormal Mysteries. TELL YOUR STORY Email: email@example.com Voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/paranormalmysteries Website: https://www.paranormalmysteriespodcast.com/ Forum: https://www.paranormalmysteriespodcast.com/forum SUPPORT THE SHOW Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/paranormalmysteries? BuyMeACoffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/paranormal PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=MG24QCZBAWRRN Merchandise: https://www.zazzle.com/store/paranormalmysteries SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paranormalmysteriespodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paranormalmysteriespodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParaMysteryPod PODCAST SOURCE: https://www.spreaker.com/show/paranormal-mysteries-podcast Music & Media Featured On The Paranormal Mysteries Podcast Is Provided By These Artists: https://www.paranormalmysteriespodcast.com/stock-music-media © 2022 Paranormal Mysteries Podcast. All Rights Reserved.
Question of the week!What was your first Reggaeton Track?Welcome to season 3 of The Weekend Mix! Showcasing talent worldwide. Open Format music with a hint of Latin. Catch DjSteveC at the hottest nightclubs in Salt Lake City and all over the United States! Also be on the lookout for his edits on DjCity, ClubKillers, & Remixmp4! Catch DjSteveC On Ritmo Latino X on Latino106.3 FM in Salt Lake City! Friday & Saturday 9-10 Make sure to subscribe to our mixcloud select! Tune in and Enjoy!Make sure to check out my Website.You can also purchase my apparelLinks Down BelowLinkTree: https://linktr.ee/djstevec_DjSteveC. Website: https://djstevecisneros.com/Merch Store: https://djstevec.secure-decoration.com/Ritmo Latino X: https://www.ritmolatinox.com/The Weekend Mix is available on :MixCloud Apple PodcastIHeartRadioGoogle PodcastPlayer FMAmazon Music & Audible DeezerBoomplayGaanaAudacy
Join our new European Producer Nemo the Mormon as he interviews Christina, who left the Mormon Church as a Youth in The Netherlands. Christina will share with us how an encounter with Dieter F. Uchtdorf planted the seed of her faith transition, what the state of the LDS church in The Netherlands is, and share the LDS experience from a Dutch perspective! ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content coming! Click here to donate monthly: $10 $25 $50 ————— MSP on Spotify MSP on Apple Podcasts MSP Blog Instagram Patreon TikTok Discord Contact Us! *MormonStories@gmail.com *PO Box 171085 Salt Lake City, UT 84117
ESPN's Dave McMenamin joins The Drive to discuss NBA Playoffs, Warriors struggling to close out Memphis, Mike Brown as a HC, Lakers offseason plans, food in Salt Lake City + more
The Grand County Sheriff's Office identified Adam Pinkusiewicz as a suspect in the double homicide of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner. This major development comes nearly nine months after the Moab couple's remains were found at a campsite in the La Sal Mountains. Authorities are still looking for information about Pinkusiewicz, who died by suicide in September 2021. Plus, a new report by the US Interior Department is sharply critical of the Indian boarding school system. And, a group of Indigenous runners is currently traveling over 360 miles from Bears Ears National Monument to Warm Springs Park in Salt Lake City. Two runners speak about their connection to running as medicine. // Show Notes // Authorities are still looking for information about Adam Pinkusiewicz and his vehicle, a 2007 Toyota Yaris. If you might have information please call the Grand County Sheriff's Office at 435- 259-8115. // Seekhaven Family Crisis and Resource Center says trauma is a shared experience for many community members at this time. If you need support, counseling or other resources call their helpline at 435-259-2229. // Photo: A cross marks the turnoff for the campsite where Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner were camping in August 2021. Nearly nine months since their bodies were found, law enforcement released the name of a suspect. // 5-11-22 GCSO Press Release (Includes Suspect and Vehicle Photos) https://www.kzmu.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/5-11-22-GCSO-Press-Release-1.pdf // KSJD: New report investigates traumatic legacy of federal Indian boarding schools https://www.ksjd.org/podcast/ksjd-local-newscasts/2022-05-11/new-report-investigates-traumatic-legacy-of-of-federal-indian-boarding-schools // Running As Medicine Indigenous Prayer Run https://www.facebook.com/runningasmedicine
TJ Budge, Attorney with Racine Olson discusses conjunctive management of the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer and the Snake River. A very informative discussion about what Idaho has done to be out in front of the conjunctive management issue. This podcast is brought to you by the law firm of Clyde Snow and Sessions, based in Salt Lake City with offices in Oregon and California. For over 65 years Clyde Snow has represented clients throughout the West. Clyde Snow - Serious About Solutions. Nothing said in this podcast should be taken as providing legal advice or as establishing an attorney-client relationship with you or anyone else. Thank you for listening!
Rod Arquette Show Daily Rundown –Wednesday, May 11, 20224:05 pm: Patrick Wiggins, local NASA Ambassador and a pilot, joins the program to discuss the strange story of an airplane landed by a passenger in Florida after the plane's pilot passed out mid-flight.4:38 pm: Salt Lake City Councilman Darin Mano joins the program to discuss the growing concerns about crime and homelessness in the “Ballpark Neighborhood” of the city6:05 pm: Former Utah Speaker of the House Greg Hughes joins the show for his weekly conversation with Rod about the wacky world of politics6:38 pm: Senator Jerry Stevenson joins the program for a conversation about his plans to attempt to bring back the so-called “photocop” program to help deal with excessing speeding by some Utah drivers
Today we are joined by Dr. Jane Carlson, Dr. Caleb Stanley, and two graduate students from Utah Valley University. This on-campus program is nestled in the valley of Orem, UT between the mountains and Utah Lake. Close enough to Salt Lake City, but still remote enough to enjoy the outdoors, you will get a mix of school and nature. Listen as the faculty and students talk about what is needed to succeed in this practitioner-based program and the outcomes that they have achieved. Contact Information: Dr. Jane Carlson - Jane.Carlson@uvu.edu Dr. Caleb Stanley - Caleb.Stanley@uvu.edu - Additional Links: Program - https://www.uvu.edu/med/aba.html
SCARED TO DEATH IS EXPLICIT IN EVERY WAY. PLEASE TAKE CARE WHILE LISTENING First, we head back to one of America's favorite haunted places, Savannah, Georgia. Today we visit the Olde Harbour Inn, where a creepy, seemingly male ghost, likes to crawl into bed with female guests. A very disturbing modern encounter story to accompany some lore. Then, we head to one of America's oldest city, St Augustine, Florida, to share legends and encounters that accompany it's supposedly haunted lighthouse. Third, the tale of Mrs. Rigby, a heart warming ghost who loves to make herself known by whistling. Lastly, an archeologist exploring an abandoned root cellar in Texas is in for a real surprise!New Merch: Brand new matching Crystal Mom and Crystal Baby tees are now available in the bad magic store. Awesome design featuring 25 precious and semi precious gems. There's Amethyst, Citrine, Amber! Go to badmagicmerch.com and scoop up your new t-shirt! Standup: Also - if you want to see a very different side of Dan than you see here, his Symphony of Insanity standup tour is back and running. Go to dancummins.tv for ticket links to shows in Chicago, Salt Lake City, Missouri, Milwaukee and Davenport this spring.Bad Magic Productions Monthly Patreon Donation: So excited to announce this months charity, The HALO Dental Network. Our donation amount to HALO is $14,300 with another $1600 being set aside for the Cummins Family Scholarship. More info coming on the scholarship in a few months! HALO was founded by Dr. Brady Smith. The HALO Dental Network is a coalition of dental professionals who donate their services to the dental under served. Services include dental implants, veneers, fillings and crowns. If you want to learn more, please visit halodentalnetwork.org. Not only can donate you can also nominate someone you know who is in need. Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers! Please keep doing so. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org Send everything else to email@example.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcastPlease rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen. Thank you for listening! Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IGWatch this episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/g8jpXsSI4l0Website: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic ProductionsAdditional music production by Jeffrey MontoyaAdditional music production by Zach CohenVarious free audio provided by http://freesound.orgOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted): "Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."
Presented by Pro Taper The 2022 Monster Energy Supercross Series is done and dusted, and the series finale at Salt Lake City's Rice-Eccles Stadium was certainly a good one! There was lots to talk about concerning the final round, from the dusty press day and Yamaha LCQ Challenge Privateer Race, to the new West Coast Champ and the Malcolm Stewart/Justin Barcia drame. Click play for a good time!
Join us for another fascinating conversation with LDS discussions on the lost 116 pages of the Book of Mormon. ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content coming! Click here to donate monthly: $10 $25 $50 ————— MSP on Spotify MSP on Apple Podcasts MSP Blog Instagram Patreon TikTok Discord Contact Us! *MormonStories@gmail.com *PO Box 171085 Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Join Margi and John for our next episode of Thrive Stories this coming Tuesday at noon (MST). One of the most pressing questions parents ask after a faith shift is, “What do I do about my kids?” Without orthodoxy, the way forward feels disorienting. In this interview, Jon Ogden, co-founder of UpliftKids.org, suggests that a strong foundation already exists in the form of science and wisdom. With this foundation, we don't have to feel like we're starting with nothing. Thrive Stories is a new podcast series where Margi (alongside John or Jenn) will be interviewing a member of the community twice per month. The interviews will be shorter (1-2 hours), story-based, but will be focused on a particular aspect of healing and growth AFTER a Mormon faith crisis (thus the THRIVE name). They will happen on Tuesdays at noon (MST). Some examples of areas of thriving include: Family Relationships, Healthy Boundaries, Finding Community, Finding Meaning/Purpose, Dealing with Grief/Death, Religion after Mormonism, Health Sexuality, Parenting, Improving Physical Health, Identity, Health Marriage/Relationships, Secular Spirituality, Word of Wisdom 2.0, and Women Finding Their Own Voice after Mormonism. If you would like to nominate someone you know who would be a great candidate for a THRIVE interview, please nominate them (or yourself) here. ————— We are 100% donor funded! Please click HERE to donate and keep this content coming! Click here to donate monthly: $10 $25 $50 ————— MSP on Spotify MSP on Apple Podcasts MSP Blog Instagram Patreon TikTok Discord Contact Us! *MormonStories@gmail.com *PO Box 171085 Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Should the journalists at Politico have published Justice Alito's leaked draft opinion? Boyd chats about the importance of trust in our institutions and the power of restraint. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How do businesses and regular people protect themselves from a cyber attack? Codefresh co-founder and cyber security expert Dan Garfield talks about what we can do now and what to do when hackers strike. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) spoke to Fox News last week about what he thinks President Biden is getting wrong about the economy. And his comments are still relevant responses to the president's speech today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Security and Exchange Commission is gearing up to crack down on crypto. But is the agency getting ahead of itself? James Czerniawski with Americans for Prosperity says the industry is complaining that there isn't any guidance for them, which makes it difficult to strike a balance between innovation and regulations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Will Twitter become a better place for regular people to have more open and honest discussions online once Elon Musk takes over? Some people worry about what changes the billionaire will make to the site if he follows through with his plan to buy it, Mark Jamison from the American Enterprise Institute has a piece in The Hill outlining the benefits of Musk's purchase for regular people and the downsides for Facebook. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.