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The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 11.24.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 57:01


Popular antioxidant linked to pain relief University of Naples (Italy), November 22, 2021 People with pain of unknown causes who took alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) experienced less pain than a placebo group, a double-blind study in  Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy revealed.1 This most recent trial enrolled 210 nondiabetic men and women with mild or moderate joint pain, neuropathic pain or muscle pain of unknown cause. Participants received 800 mg or 400 mg ALA per day or a daily placebo.  The results? People who received ALA had a significant improvement in their pain after two months of intake, while the placebo group didn't report a difference. ALA was similarly effective for all sources of pain considered. It was also shown to be safe and well-tolerated. (NEXT) Mental Qigong can be just as rewarding as its physical cousin In recent decades modern scientific techniques have fully documented the health benefits of the ancient meditation technique of Qigong. One example of physical Qigong is the technique Wu Qin Xi (five animals play), in which participants sequentially move through poses that represent the form of different animals, holding each pose for several minutes. During each phase individuals seek to regulate their breathing and still their minds. Although this is a challenging endeavor the benefits are significant. Effective Qigong practice can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, decrease blood pressure and increase feelings of relaxation and attention. This raises the question: do the effects of these two types of Qigong manifest themselves the same in the brain, or differently? This is what the University of Mainz, wanted to find out.  (NEXT) Study links stress to Crohn's disease flare-ups McMaster University (Ontario), November 20, 2021 A possible link between psychological stress and Crohn's disease flare-ups has been identified by a McMaster University-led study. Researchers using mouse models found that stress hormones suppressed the innate immune system that normally protects the gut from invasive Enterobacteriaceae, a group of bacteria including E. coli which has been linked to Crohn's disease. (NEXT) Meta-analysis finds benefits for dietary supplements among breast cancer patients Hallym University (South Korea), November 19 2021 A meta-analysis published in Cancers found associations between improved breast cancer prognosis and the intake of multivitamins and other nutrients. The meta-analysis included 63 studies that evaluated the association between dietary factors and breast cancer recurrence, breast cancer mortality and/or mortality from any cause during the studies' follow- up periods among a total of 120,167 breast cancer patients.  (NEXT) Physical activity may improve Alzheimer's disease outcomes by lowering brain inflammation University of California at San Francisco, November 22, 2021 No one will disagree that an active lifestyle is good for you, but it remains unclear how physical activity improves brain health, particularly in Alzheimer's disease. The benefits may come about through decreased immune cell activation, according to new research published in JNeurosci. (NEXT) Aspirin is linked with increased risk of heart failure University of Freiburg (Germany), November 23, 2021 Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition. That's the finding of a study published today in a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This is the first study to report that among individuals with at least one risk factor for heart failure, those taking aspirin were more likely to subsequently develop the condition than those not using the medication. (OTHER NEWS NEXT) Plant-derived antiviral drug is effective in blocking highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, say scientists University of Nottingham, November 22, 2021 A plant-based antiviral treatment for Covid-19, recently discovered by scientists at the University of Nottingham, has been found to be just as effective at treating all variants of the virus SARS-CoV-2, even the highly infectious Delta variant. The study showed that a novel natural antiviral drug called thapsigargin (TG), recently discovered by the same group of scientists to block other viruses, including the original SARS-CoV-2, was just as effective at treating all of the newer SARS-CoV-2 variants, including the Delta variant. In their previous studies* the team showed that the plant-derived antiviral, at small doses, triggers a highly effective broad-spectrum host-centred antiviral innate immune response against three major types of human respiratory viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. “Together, these results point to the antiviral potential of TG as a post-exposure prophylactic and an active therapeutic agent.” (NEXT) In Memory of JFK: The First U.S. President to be Declared a Terrorist and Threat to National Security (entire article is here) By Cynthia Chung, The Saker Blog, November 22, 2021 In April 1954, Kennedy stood up on the Senate floor to challenge the Eisenhower Administration's support for the doomed French imperial war in Vietnam, foreseeing that this would not be a short-lived war.[1] In July 1957, Kennedy once more took a strong stand against French colonialism, this time France's bloody war against Algeria's independence movement, which again found the Eisenhower Administration on the wrong side of history. Rising on the Senate floor, two days before America's own Independence Day, Kennedy declared: “The most powerful single force in the world today is neither communism nor capitalism, neither the H-bomb nor the guided missile – it is man's eternal desire to be free and independent. The great enemy of that tremendous force of freedom is called, for want of a more precise term, imperialism – and today that means Soviet imperialism and, whether we like it or not, and though they are not to be equated, Western imperialism. Thus, the single most important test of American foreign policy today is how we meet the challenge of imperialism, what we do to further man's desire to be free. On this test more than any other, this nation shall be critically judged by the uncommitted millions in Asia and Africa, and anxiously watched by the still hopeful lovers of freedom behind the Iron Curtain. If we fail to meet the challenge of either Soviet or Western imperialism, then no amount of foreign aid, no aggrandizement of armaments, no new pacts or doctrines or high-level conferences can prevent further setbacks to our course and to our security.”[2] In September 1960, the annual United Nations General Assembly was held in New York. Fidel Castro and a fifty-member delegation were among the attendees and had made a splash in the headlines when he decided to stay at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem after the midtown Shelburne Hotel demanded a $20,000 security deposit. He made an even bigger splash in the headlines when he made a speech at this hotel, discussing the issue of equality in the United States while in Harlem, one of the poorest boroughs in the country. Kennedy would visit this very same hotel a short while later, and also made a speech: “Behind the fact of Castro coming to this hotel, [and] Khrushchev…there is another great traveler in the world, and that is the travel of a world revolution, a world in turmoil…We should be glad [that Castro and Khrushchev] came to the United States. We should not fear the twentieth century, for the worldwide revolution which we see all around us is part of the original American Revolution.”[3] What did Kennedy mean by this? The American Revolution was fought for freedom, freedom from the rule of monarchy and imperialism in favour of national sovereignty. What Kennedy was stating, was that this was the very oppression that the rest of the world wished to shake the yoke off, and that the United States had an opportunity to be a leader in the cause for the independence of all nations. On June 30th, 1960, marking the independence of the Republic of Congo from the colonial rule of Belgium, Patrice Lumumba, the first Congolese Prime Minister gave a speech that has become famous for its outspoken criticism of colonialism. Lumumba spoke of his people's struggle against “the humiliating bondage that was forced upon us… [years that were] filled with tears, fire and blood,” and concluded vowing “We shall show the world what the black man can do when working in liberty, and we shall make the Congo the pride of Africa.” Shortly after, Lumumba also made clear, “We want no part of the Cold War… We want Africa to remain African with a policy of neutralism.”[4] As a result, Lumumba was labeled a communist for his refusal to be a Cold War satellite for the western sphere. Rather, Lumumba was part of the Pan-African movement that was led by Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah(who later Kennedy would also work with), which sought national sovereignty and an end to colonialism in Africa. Lumumba “would remain a grave danger,” Dulles said at an NSC meeting on September 21, 1960, “as long as he was not yet disposed of.”[5] Three days later, Dulles made it clear that he wanted Lumumba permanently removed, cabling the CIA's Leopoldville station, “We wish give [sic] every possible support in eliminating Lumumba from any possibility resuming governmental position.”[6] Lumumba was assassinated on Jan. 17th, 1961, just three days before Kennedy's inauguration, during the fog of the transition period between presidents, when the CIA is most free to tie its loose ends, confident that they will not be reprimanded by a new administration that wants to avoid scandal on its first days in office. Kennedy, who clearly meant to put a stop to the Murder Inc. that Dulles had created and was running, would declare to the world in his inaugural address on Jan. 20th, 1961, “The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.” La Resistance Along with inheriting the responsibility of the welfare of the country and its people, Kennedy was to also inherit a secret war with communist Cuba run by the CIA. The Bay of Pigs set-up would occur three months later. Prouty compares the Bay of Pigs incident to that of the Crusade for Peace; the Bay of Pigs being orchestrated by the CIA, and the Crusade for Peace sabotaged by the CIA, in both cases to ruin the U.S. president's (Eisenhower and Kennedy) ability to form a peaceful dialogue with Khrushchev and decrease Cold War tensions. Both presidents' took onus for the events respectively, despite the responsibility resting with the CIA. However, Eisenhower and Kennedy understood, if they did not take onus, it would be a public declaration that they did not have any control over their government agencies and military. Further, the Bay of Pigs operation was in fact meant to fail. It was meant to stir up a public outcry for a direct military invasion of Cuba. On public record is a meeting (or more aptly described as an intervention) with CIA Deputy Director for Plans Richard Bissell, Joint Chiefs Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer, and Navy Chief Admiral Burke basically trying to strong-arm President Kennedy into approving a direct military attack on Cuba. Admiral Burke had already taken the liberty of positioning two battalions of Marines on Navy destroyers off the coast of Cuba “anticipating that U.S. forces might be ordered into Cuba to salvage a botched invasion.”[7] (This incident is what inspired the Frankenheimer movie “Seven Days in May.”) Kennedy stood his ground. “They were sure I'd give in to them,” Kennedy later told Special Assistant to the President Dave Powers. “They couldn't believe that a new president like me wouldn't panic and try to save his own face. Well they had me figured all wrong.”[8] Incredibly, not only did the young president stand his ground against the Washington war hawks just three months into his presidential term, but he also launched the Cuba Study Group which found the CIA to be responsible for the fiasco, leading to the humiliating forced resignation of Allen Dulles, Richard Bissell and Charles Cabell. (For more on this refer to my report.) Unfortunately, it would not be that easy to dethrone Dulles, who continued to act as head of the CIA, and key members of the intelligence community such as Helms and Angleton regularly bypassed McCone (the new CIA Director) and briefed Dulles directly.[9] But Kennedy was also serious about seeing it through all the way, and vowed to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.” * * * There is another rather significant incident that had occurred just days after the Bay of Pigs, and which has largely been overshadowed by the Cuban fiasco in the United States. From April 21-26th, 1961, the Algiers putsch or Generals' putsch, was a failed coup d'état intended to force President de Gaulle (1959-1969) not to abandon the colonial French Algeria. The organisers of the putsch were opposed to the secret negotiations that French Prime Minister Michel Debré had started with the anti-colonial National Liberation Front (FLN). On January 26th, 1961, just three months before the attempted coup d'état, Dulles sent a report to Kennedy on the French situation that seemed to be hinting that de Gaulle would no longer be around, “A pre-revolutionary atmosphere reigns in France… The Army and the Air Force are staunchly opposed to de Gaulle…At least 80 percent of the officers are violently against him. They haven't forgotten that in 1958, he had given his word of honor that he would never abandon Algeria. He is now reneging on his promise, and they hate him for that. de Gaulle surely won't last if he tries to let go of Algeria. Everything will probably be over for him by the end of the year—he will be either deposed or assassinated.”[10] The attempted coup was led by Maurice Challe, whom de Gaulle had reason to conclude was working with the support of U.S. intelligence, and Élysée officials began spreading this word to the press, which reported the CIA as a “reactionary state-within-a-state” that operated outside of Kennedy's control.[11] Shortly before Challe's resignation from the French military, he had served as NATO commander in chief and had developed close relations with a number of high-ranking U.S. officers stationed in the military alliance's Fontainebleau headquarters.[12] In August 1962 the OAS (Secret Army Organization) made an assassination attempt against de Gaulle, believing he had betrayed France by giving up Algeria to Algerian nationalists. This would be the most notorious assassination attempt on de Gaulle (who would remarkably survive over thirty assassination attempts while President of France) when a dozen OAS snipers opened fire on the president's car, which managed to escape the ambush despite all four tires being shot out. After the failed coup d'état, de Gaulle launched a purge of his security forces and ousted General Paul Grossin, the chief of SDECE (the French secret service). Grossin was closely aligned with the CIA, and had told Frank Wisner over lunch that the return of de Gaulle to power was equivalent to the Communists taking over in Paris.[13] In 1967, after a five-year enquête by the French Intelligence Bureau, it released its findings concerning the 1962 assassination attempt on de Gaulle. The report found that the 1962 assassination plot could be traced back to the NATO Brussels headquarters, and the remnants of the old Nazi intelligence apparatus. The report also found that Permindex had transferred $200,000 into an OAS bank account to finance the project. As a result of the de Gaulle exposé, Permindex was forced to shut down its public operations in Western Europe and relocated its headquarters from Bern, Switzerland to Johannesburg, South Africa, it also had/has a base in Montreal, Canada where its founder Maj. Gen. Louis M. Bloomfield (former OSS) proudly had his name amongst its board members until the damning de Gaulle report. The relevance of this to Kennedy will be discussed shortly. As a result of the SDECE's ongoing investigation, de Gaulle made a vehement denunciation of the Anglo-American violation of the Atlantic Charter, followed by France's withdrawal from the NATO military command in 1966. France would not return to NATO until April 2009 at the Strasbourg-Kehl Summit. In addition to all of this, on Jan. 14th, 1963, de Gaulle declared at a press conference that he had vetoed British entry into the Common Market. This would be the first move towards France and West Germany's formation of the European Monetary System, which excluded Great Britain, likely due to its imperialist tendencies and its infamous sin City of London. Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson telegrammed West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer directly, appealing to him to try to persuade de Gaulle to back track on the veto, stating “if anyone can affect Gen. de Gaulle's decision, you are surely that person.” Little did Acheson know that Adenauer was just days away from signing the Franco-German Treaty of Jan 22nd, 1963 (also known as the ÉlyséeTreaty), which had enormous implications. Franco-German relations, which had long been dominated by centuries of rivalry, had now agreed that their fates were aligned. (This close relationship was continued to a climactic point in the late 1970s, with the formation of the European Monetary System, and France and West Germany's willingness in 1977 to work with OPEC countries trading oil for nuclear technology, which was sabotaged by the U.S.-Britain alliance. The Élysée Treaty was a clear denunciation of the Anglo-American forceful overseeing that had overtaken Western Europe since the end of WWII. On June 28th, 1961, Kennedy wrote NSAM #55. This document changed the responsibility of defense during the Cold War from the CIA to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and would have (if seen through) drastically changed the course of the war in Vietnam. It would also have effectively removed the CIA from Cold War military operations and limited the CIA to its sole lawful responsibility, the collecting and coordination of intelligence. By Oct 11th, 1963, NSAM #263, closely overseen by Kennedy[14], was released and outlined a policy decision “to withdraw 1,000 military personnel [from Vietnam] by the end of 1963” and further stated that “It should be possible to withdraw the bulk of U.S. personnel by 1965.” The Armed Forces newspaper Stars and Stripes had the headline U.S. TROOPS SEEN OUT OF VIET BY '65. It would be the final nail in the coffin. Treason in America “Treason doth never prosper; what is the reason? Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.” – Sir John Harrington By Germany supporting de Gaulle's exposure of the international assassination ring, his adamant opposition to western imperialism and the role of NATO, and with a young Kennedy building his own resistance against the imperialist war of Vietnam, it was clear that the power elite were in big trouble. On November 22nd, 1963 President Kennedy was brutally murdered in the streets of Dallas, Texas in broad daylight. With the assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem, likely ordained by the CIA, on Nov. 2nd, 1963 and Kennedy just a few weeks later, de facto President Johnson signed NSAM #273 on Nov. 26th, 1963 to begin the reversal of Kennedy's policy under #263. And on March 17th, 1964, Johnson signed NSAM #288 that marked the full escalation of the Vietnam War and involved 2,709,918 Americans directly serving in Vietnam, with 9,087,000 serving with the U.S. Armed Forces during this period. The Vietnam War would continue for another 12 years after Kennedy's death, lasting a total of 20 years for Americans, and 30 years if you count American covert action in Vietnam. Two days before Kennedy's assassination, a hate-Kennedy handbill was circulated in Dallas accusing the president of treasonous activities including being a communist sympathizer. On November 29th, 1963 the Warren Commission was set up to investigate the murder of President Kennedy. The old Congressman Hale Boggs of Louisiana was a member of that Warren Commission. Boggs became increasingly disturbed by the lack of transparency and rigour exhibited by the Commission and became convinced that many of the documents used to incriminate Oswald were in fact forgeries. In 1965 Rep. Boggs told New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison that Oswald could not have been the one who killed Kennedy.[15] It was Boggs who encouraged Garrison to begin the only law enforcement prosecution of the President's murder to this day. Nixon was inaugurated as President of the United States on Jan 20th, 1969. Hale Boggs soon after called on Nixon's Attorney General John Mitchell to have the courage to fire J. Edgar Hoover.[16] It wasn't long thereafter that the private airplane carrying Hale Boggs disappeared without a trace. Jim Garrison was the District Attorney of New Orleans from 1962 to 1973 and was the only one to bring forth a trial concerning the assassination of President Kennedy. In Jim Garrison's book “On the Trail of the Assassins”, J. Edgar Hoover comes up several times impeding or shutting down investigations into JFK's murder, in particular concerning the evidence collected by the Dallas Police Department, such as the nitrate test Oswald was given and which exonerated him, proving that he never shot a rifle the day of Nov 22nd, 1963. However, for reasons only known to the government and its investigators this fact was kept secret for 10 months.[17]It was finally revealed in the Warren Commission report, which inexplicably didn't change their opinion that Oswald had shot Kennedy. Another particularly damning incident was concerning the Zapruder film that was in the possession of the FBI and which they had sent a “copy” to the Warren Commission for their investigation. This film was one of the leading pieces of evidence used to support the “magic bullet theory” and showcase the direction of the headshot coming from behind, thus verifying that Oswald's location was adequate for such a shot. During Garrison's trial on the Kennedy assassination (1967-1969) he subpoenaed the Zapruder film that for some peculiar reason had been locked up in some vault owned by Life magazine (the reader should note that Henry Luce the owner of Life magazine was in a very close relationship with the CIA). This was the first time in more than five years that the Zapruder film was made public. It turns out the FBI's copy that was sent to the Warren Commission had two critical frames reversed to create a false impression that the rifle shot was from behind. When Garrison got a hold of the original film it was discovered that the head shot had actually come from the front. In fact, what the whole film showed was that the President had been shot from multiple angles meaning there was more than one gunman. When the FBI was questioned about how these two critical frames could have been reversed, they answered self-satisfactorily that it must have been a technical glitch… There is also the matter of the original autopsy papers being destroyed by the chief autopsy physician, James Humes, to which he even testified to during the Warren Commission, apparently nobody bothered to ask why… This would explain why the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), reported in a July 1998 staff report their concern for the number of shortcomings in the original autopsy, that “One of the many tragedies of the assassination of President Kennedy has been the incompleteness of the autopsy record and the suspicion caused by the shroud of secrecy that has surrounded the records that do exist.” [emphasis added] The staff report for the Assassinations Records Review Board contended that brain photographs in the Kennedy records are not of Kennedy's brain and show much less damage than Kennedy sustained. There is a lot of spurious effort to try to ridicule anyone who challenges the Warren Commission's official report as nothing but fringe conspiracy theory. And that we should not find it highly suspect that Allen Dulles, of all people, was a member and pretty much leader of said commission. The reader should keep in mind that much of this frothing opposition stems from the very agency that perpetrated crime after crime on the American people, as well as abroad. When has the CIA ever admitted guilt, unless caught red-handed? Even after the Church committee hearings, when the CIA was found guilty of planning out foreign assassinations, they claimed that they had failed in every single plot or that someone had beaten them to the punch, including in the case of Lumumba. The American people need to realise that the CIA is not a respectable agency; we are not dealing with honorable men. It is a rogue force that believes that the ends justify the means, that they are the hands of the king so to speak, above government and above law. Those at the top such as Allen Dulles were just as adamant as Churchill about protecting the interests of the power elite, or as Churchill termed it, the “High Cabal.” Interestingly, on Dec. 22nd, 1963, just one month after Kennedy's assassination, Harry Truman published a scathing critique of the CIA in The Washington Post, even going so far as to state “There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic position [as a] free and open society, and I feel that we need to correct it.”[18] The timing of such a scathing quote cannot be stressed enough. Dulles, of course, told the public not to be distressed, that Truman was just in entering his twilight years. In addition, Jim Garrison, New Orleans District Attorney at the time, who was charging Clay Shaw as a member of the conspiracy to kill Kennedy, besides uncovering his ties to David Ferrie who was found dead in his apartment days before he was scheduled to testify, also made a case that the New Orleans International Trade Mart (to which Clay Shaw was director), the U.S. subsidiary of Permindex, was linked to Kennedy's murder. Col. Clay Shaw was an OSS officer during WWII, which provides a direct link to his knowing Allen Dulles. Garrison did a remarkable job with the odds he was up against, and for the number of witnesses that turned up dead before the trial… This Permindex link would not look so damning if we did not have the French intelligence SDECE report, but we do. And recall, in that report Permindex was caught transferring $200,000 directly to the bankroll of the OAS which attempted the 1962 assassination on de Gaulle. Thus, Permindex's implication in an international assassination ring is not up for debate. In addition, the CIA was found heavily involved in these assassination attempts against de Gaulle, thus we should not simply dismiss the possibility that Permindex was indeed a CIA front for an international hit crew. In fact, among the strange and murderous characters who converged on Dallas in Nov. 1963 was a notorious French OAS commando named Jean Souetre, who was connected to the plots against President de Gaulle. Souetre was arrested in Dallas after the Kennedy assassination and expelled to Mexico, not even kept for questioning.[19] What Does the Future Hold? After returning from Kennedy's Nov. 24th funeral in Washington, de Gaulle and his information minister Alain Peyrefitte had a candid discussion that was recorded in Peyrefitte's memoire “C'était de Gaulle,” the great General was quoted saying: “What happened to Kennedy is what nearly happened to me… His story is the same as mine. … It looks like a cowboy story, but it's only an OAS [Secret Army Organization] story. The security forces were in cahoots with the extremists. …Security forces are all the same when they do this kind of dirty work. As soon as they succeed in wiping out the false assassin, they declare the justice system no longer need be concerned, that no further public action was needed now that the guilty perpetrator was dead. Better to assassinate an innocent man than to let a civil war break out. Better an injustice than disorder. America is in danger of upheavals. But you'll see. All of them together will observe the law of silence. They will close ranks. They'll do everything to stifle any scandal. They will throw Noah's cloak over these shameful deeds. In order to not lose face in front of the whole world. In order to not risk unleashing riots in the United States. In order to preserve the union and to avoid a new civil war. In order to not ask themselves questions. They don't want to know. They don't want to find out. They won't allow themselves to find out.” The American people would do well to remember that it was first John F. Kennedy, acting as the President to the United States, who was to be declared a terrorist and threat to his country's national security. Thus is it not natural that those who continue to defend the legacy of Kennedy should be regarded today as threat, not truly to the nation's security, but a threat to the very same grouping responsible for Kennedy's death and whom today have now declared open war on the American people. This will be the greatest test the American people have ever been confronted with, and it will only be through an understanding of how the country came to where it is today that there can be sufficient clarity as to what the solutions are, which are not to be found in another civil war. To not fall for the trapping of further chaos and division, the American people will only be able to rise above this if they choose to ask those questions, if they choose to want to know, to want to find out the truth of things they dared not look at in the past for fear of what it would reveal. “Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion. This is the weak point of our defenses, and the part to which the enemies of the system will direct all their attacks. Opinion can be so perverted as to cause the false to seem true; the enemy, a friend, and the friend, an enemy; the best interests of the nation to appear insignificant, and the trifles of moment; in a word, the right the wrong, the wrong the right. In a country where opinion has sway, to seize upon it, is to seize upon power. As it is a rule of humanity that the upright and well-intentioned are comparatively passive, while the designing, dishonest, and selfish are the most untiring in their efforts, the danger of public opinion's getting a false direction is four-fold, since few men think for themselves.” -James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851( We must dare to be among the few who think for ourselves. (NEXT) VAERS Data Reveals 50 X More Ectopic Pregnancies Following COVID Shots than Following ALL Vaccines for Past 30 Year Health Impact News, November 22, 2021 While the latest data dump into the government's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) showed 2,620 fetal deaths, which are more fetal deaths than are reported following ALL vaccines for the past 30 years in VAERS, one “symptom” that is tracked in VAERS that it did not account for is an ectopic pregnancy which also results in a fetal death. Ectopic pregnancy, also called extrauterine pregnancy, is when a fertilized egg grows outside a woman's uterus, somewhere else in their belly. It can cause life-threatening bleeding and needs medical care right away. I performed a search in VAERS for ectopic pregnancies following COVID-19 shots for the past 11 months, and there have been 52 cases where a woman received a COVID-19 shot and then was found to have an ectopic pregnancy. Next, I performed the exact same search but excluded COVID-19 “vaccines” and it returned a result of 30 cases where a woman received an FDA-approved vaccine and then reported an ectopic pregnancy following ALL vaccines for the past 30+ years, which is about 1 per year. That means that following COVID-19 injections into child-bearing women for the past 11 months has seen a 50 X increase in ectopic pregnancies compared to child-bearing women receiving vaccines for the past 30+ years. (NEXT) Massive study reveals editorial bias and nepotism in biomedical journals University of Rennes, November 23, 2021 Scientific journals are expected to consider research manuscripts dispassionately and without favor. But a study published in the journal PLOS Biology reveals that a subset of journals may be exercising considerable bias and favoritism. To identify journals that are suspected of favoritism, the authors explored nearly 5 million articles published between 2015 and 2019 in a sample of 5,468 of biomedical journals indexed in the National Library of Medicine. Their results reveal that in most journals, publications are distributed across a large number of authors, as one might hope. However, the authors identify a subset of biomedical journals where a few authors, often members of that journal's editorial board, were responsible for a disproportionate number of publications. In addition, the articles authored by these “hyper-prolific” individuals were more likely to be accepted for publication within 3 weeks of their submission, suggesting favoritism in journals' editorial procedures. Why would this matter? Such “nepotistic journals,” suspected of biased editorial decision-making, could be deployed to game productivity-based metrics, which could have a serious knock-on effect on decisions about promotion, tenure and research funding. (NEXT) Hurricanes expected to linger over Northeast cities, causing greater damage More storms like Hurricane Sandy could be in the East Coast's future, potentially costing billions of dollars in damage and economic losses. Rowan University, November 22, 2021 By the late 21st century, northeastern U.S. cities will see worsening hurricane outcomes, with storms arriving more quickly but slowing down once they've made landfall. As storms linger longer over the East Coast, they will cause greater damage along the heavily populated corridor, according to a new study. The new study analyzed more than 35,000 computer-simulated storms. To assess likely storm outcomes in the future The researchers found that future East Coast hurricanes will likely cause greater damage than storms of the past. The research predicted that a greater number of future hurricanes will form near the East Coast, and those storms will reach the Northeast corridor more quickly. The simulated storms slow to a crawl as they approach the East Coast, allowing them to produce more wind, rain, floods, and related damage in the Northeast region. The longest-lived tropical storms are predicted to be twice as long as storms today.

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Jobs with Jodi
Straight Talk on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

Jobs with Jodi

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 50:18


We are reviewing and straightening out some misperceptions about Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), a program that allows for the forgiveness of specific federal student loans in exchange for 10 years of public service in a federal, state or local government, or in select nonprofits. The PSLF program has the potential to save borrowers countless thousands of dollars. But there has been a great deal of confusion about and misinterpretation of Department of Education program guidelines by organizations and lending officials alike. That has resulted in many Peace Corps Volunteers being told incorrect information regarding their participation. This has, sadly, resulted in many RPCVs not receiving credit for their Peace Corps service towards the tenure required to receive the remainder of their loans forgiven.Our featured RPCV guests speak about their own experiences with the PSLF program, sharing what they've learned along the way, and explaining some of the recent changes Department of Education has issued that may help RPCVs gain credit for their past service after all. Links and resources mentioned in the podcast:Facebook group: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Support (PSLF) | FacebookFacebook group: RPCVs for PSLF Relief | FacebookWaiver fact sheet: Fact Sheet: Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program Overhaul | U.S. Department of EducationForbes article: Student Loan Forgiveness Changes and Who QualifiesSpecial  Guests:Katie McSheffrey, RPCV Azerbaijan 2009–11, is currently the Chief of Staff in the Office of Human Capital for the Department of the Interior. Prior to her current position, she was the Government Affairs Officer and Public Service Engagement Lead with the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service. Katie also worked for Peace Corps Headquarters in multiple roles, including Special Assistant to the Deputy Director. She has a comprehensive understanding of Public Service Loan Forgiveness, based on her own experience with it, and is committed to guiding others through the complexities of the program.Sarah Kilchevskyi, RPCV Ukraine (2006–08), is also a former Peace Corps Fellow at Columbia University Teachers College. She has worked for the Social Security Administration for over a decade and holds the title of Technical Expert for her local office. Sarah has become a staunch advocate for PSLF reform based on her own challenging experience maneuvering the program and misinformation surrounding it.Sarah has advocated extensively on the congressional side of this issue and is leading efforts to organize RPCVs around understanding and advocating for needed changes in the rollout of the program to ensure RPCVs can benefit fully from the program. Please note that Sarah Kilchevskyi participates in this podcast in a personal capacity, and her views do not represent the views of any agency or organization. 

Influential SHE Podcast
Leveraging Connection with Grace Koh

Influential SHE Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 38:51


The daughter of Korean immigrants, she lives up to her namesake in fostering influential connections.  From negotiating D.C. “food fights” to being present and courageous when conversations are difficult, she will inspire all to grow in the skill of connection.  Through her story-telling Grace uncovers how implicit connection has always been in her life, and now claims it as truly explicit and a  driver for her authentic place in the world. Grace Koh is the Vice-President of Legislative Affairs for Nokia, advancing public policy priorities on Capitol Hill and in the Administration.  As a 15-year veteran of Washington, D.C., she has earned a reputation for bipartisanship and strategic advice influencing change in Congress.  She has extensive experience in the cross-section of geopolitics, technology and trade both domestically and abroad.Grace's rich experience includes being U.S. Ambassador to the 2019 International Telecommunication Union's World Radiocommunication Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where she led the 125 member delegation in negotiating successful outcomes for U.S. spectrum (5G) and satellite policy.Koh also served as Special Assistant to the President for technology, telecom and cybersecurity policy in the White House, and as Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology.  In the private sector, Grace worked as a lawyer in multiple capacities.  She has a B.A from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

upside
[Lay of The Land] #15: Justin Bibb (Mayor-Elect of Cleveland)

upside

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 50:33


Lay of the Land's fifteenth conversation is with Justin Bibb, the new Mayor-elect of Cleveland.This conversation originally aired on March 18, 2021 and covers a lot — through a lens of technology, entrepreneurship, and equity, we explore Justin's vision for the city of Cleveland. Really enjoyed this conversation and hope you do too!————Justin Bibb is a proud Cleveland native who grew up in Mt. Pleasant on the southeast side of the city. He has dedicated his career to rebuilding neighborhoods and making cities safer, healthier, and more resilient. Justin currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of Urbanova, a start-up focused on solving the unique challenges faced by mid-sized cities.Over the last 15 years, Justin has worked at the intersection of government, business, and the nonprofit sector as an executive and nonprofit leader. He interned for President Barack Obama when he was in the U.S. Senate and has served as Special Assistant for Cuyahoga County, Head of the Global Cities Practice at Gallup, and most recently, Vice President for KeyBank.He co-founded Hack Cleveland in 2014 following the death of Tamir Rice and launched Cleveland Can't-Wait in 2019, a nonprofit focused on advancing racial equity and economic opportunity in underserved neighborhoods across the city. Justin also serves on the boards of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Teach for America – Ohio, Destination Cleveland, and LAND Studio Inc.————Learn more about Justin's Candidacy: https://www.bibbforcle.com/Follow Justin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JustinMBibbFollow Justin's Campaign on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BibbForCLE————Subscribe on Apple PodcastsConnect with Jeffrey on Linkedin or on TwitterFollow Lay of The Land on Twitter 

The Humane Roundup
Five Freedoms and Special Assistant US Attorney with Jessica Rock

The Humane Roundup

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 58:15


Here's what's happening in Episode 104: We chat with Jessica Rock, Statewide Animal Crimes Prosecutor and Trainer for animal cruelty and dog fighting cases in Georgia, housed as Assistant District Attorney in the Towaliga Judicial Circuit. Special Assistant United States Attorney handling animal crimes in the Southern District of Georgia. Check out our website to learn more about Daniel and Ashlee. Humaneroundup.com If you have something you'd like us to discuss and want to send it over anonymously? Text or Leave Us a message at 916-241-3464 or email us @ humaneroundup@gmail.com Find us online @https://humaneroundup.com -Podcast (@humaneroundup Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram) -Your Host Daniel Ettinger (@animalprotectionofficerdaniel Facebook and @animalprotection_officerdaniel Instagram) -Your Co Ashley Bishop (@H.O. Bishop Facebook and H.O Bishop Instagram) Sponsorships: off for this episode --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/humaneroundup/message

FedSoc Events
Panel 3: Supreme Court Preview

FedSoc Events

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 73:11


This panel discussed the upcoming Supreme Court term, which began on October 4, 2021. The Court's docket already includes major cases involving abortion, civil rights, criminal law, free expression and religious liberty, copyright, immigration, national security, the Second Amendment, and matters of constitutional structure. The full list of cases granted thus far for the upcoming term can be viewed on SCOTUSblog. The panel discussed broader questions about the direction of the Court.Featuring:Sarah Keeton Campbell, Associate Solicitor General and Special Assistant to the Attorney General, Tennessee Attorney General's OfficeJohn P. Elwood, Partner, Arnold & PorterMatthew Kuhn, Principal Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Kentucky Attorney GeneralModerator: Hon. John K. Bush, Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit* * * * * As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

She Can Ball
Shannan Lum | Doing it for the Next Generation

She Can Ball

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 32:37


The 31st edition of the She Can Ball podcast features the Special Assistant to the Head Coach of the Dallas Mavericks: Shannan Lum. She describes her journey from growing up in the Bay Area, working with Chris Mullin at St. John's University, coaching for both Cal and Stanford women's basketball, to the NBA. Shannon also describes her experiences being the first-ever Asian-American coach for a Power 5 men's basketball program and reveals the key job to coaching at a high level. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/she.can.ball/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/shecanballpod Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PFpT1VU19JNSnMW4bpGfZ?si=HzTkT8ROQ9SNgCKjA0M5JA&dl_branch=1

Britt Happens
EP 45: Focus On The Outcome Not The Obstacle - with Kevin S. Parker, New York State Senator

Britt Happens

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 44:21


Tune in for an entertaining and enlightening discussion with New York State Senator, Kevin S. Parker, Chairman of the Energy and Telecommunications Committee. Senator Parker discusses his political experience, leadership, and vision for New York City as well as his inspiration for pursuing public service and the related challenges to serving in the public spotlight. Parker represents the 21st senate district which consists of many diverse communities including Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and Park Slope. A product of the New York City Public School system, Senator Parker attended P.S. 193, Andries Hudde I.S. 240, and Midwood High School. Elected to the New York State Senate in 2002, Senator Parker's professional background reflects a wide range of public service and an unwavering commitment to a better New York. As the Special Assistant to former New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall, Senator Parker managed intergovernmental relations in New York City, and was the liaison between the Comptroller; city, state, and federal elected officials. Before taking office, Senator Parker was a New York City Urban Fellow and also served as Special Assistant to former Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger; Legislative Aide to former New York City Councilmember Una Clarke, and Special Assistant to Assemblyman Nick Perry. As Project Manager with the New York State Urban Development Corporation, Senator Parker financed minority and women owned businesses and promoted community business redevelopment. For more updates and other episodes, visit www.britthappens.com and follow Britt Happens podcast host, Brittany Sharpton at @BrittanySharpton on Instagram and Facebook and @BrittSharpton on Twitter

Show-Me Institute Podcast
A Nation Still at Risk with Checker E. Finn Jr.

Show-Me Institute Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 27:03


Chester "Checker" E. Finn, Jr., scholar, educator and public servant, has devoted his career to improving education in the United States. At Fordham, he is now Distinguished Senior Fellow and President Emeritus. He's also a Senior Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution. Finn served as Fordham's President from 1997 to 2014, after many earlier roles in education, academe and government. From 1999 until 2002, he was John M. Olin Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and previously at Hudson Institute. In 1992-94, he served as founding partner and senior scholar with the Edison Project. He was Professor of Education and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University from 1981 until 2002. From 1985 to 1988, he served as Assistant Secretary for Research and Improvement and Counselor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. Earlier positions include Staff Assistant to the President of the United States; Special Assistant to the Governor of Massachusetts; Counsel to the U.S. Ambassador to India; Research Associate at the Brookings Institution; and Legislative Director for Senator Daniel P. Moynihan.

Talks from the Hoover Institution
Fourth Estate Or Fifth Wheel? The Role Of The Media In Education Reform

Talks from the Hoover Institution

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 64:28


Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Hoover Institution, Stanford University   The general media is the primary source of information about efforts to improve public education in the U.S.  Can they serve a critical role in the recovery of public education from COVID?  Do we need to watch the watchdogs? The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosts, Fourth estate or fifth wheel?  The role of the media in education reform, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 1PM PT. FEATURED PANELISTS Hanna Skandera, Daniels Fund, Panelist: Hanna Skandera currently serves as CEO of the Daniels Fund.  She previously served as New Mexico's Secretary of Education under Governor Susana Martinez for six years.  Recently, she was Editor-in-Chief of The Line, an online education magazine. Senator Manny Diaz, Jr.,  Panelist: Senator Manny Diaz represents Florida State Senate District 36 in Miami-Dade County.  He currently serves as Chair of the Senate Education Committee.  He was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012, and is a former teacher and school administrator. Mike Cohen, CentrePoint, Panelist: Mike Cohen was President of Achieve from 2003 through 2020.  During the Clinton Administration he served as Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Special Assistant to President for Education Policy, and Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley. MODERATED BY Jenn Vranek, Education First, Moderator: Jenn Vranek is a Founding & Managing Partner at Education First.  She founded the organization in 2006 and has worked with K-12 and post-secondary educators, policymakers and philanthropists in more than 30 states. The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) focuses on providing state leaders with sound research-based recommendations to improve education in America.

Pack Pride - The NC State Wolfpack Podcast
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Ruffin McNeill, Clemson Review, What Comes Next?

Pack Pride - The NC State Wolfpack Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 72:39


It's episode No. 100 of the Weekly Pod! Following the Wolfpack's win over previously No. 9 Clemson, James and Cory break down the win, what it means for the program and look ahead to Louisiana Tech before the start of a tough ACC slate after the bye. In the final segment, Cory is joined by Ruffin McNeill to discuss the Pack's latest win, his relationships with the players and more! NC State's Special Assistant to the Head Coach also talks about being inducted into the ECU Hall of Fame later this year.

BioTalk with Rich Bendis
From the 7th Annual BioHealth Capital Region Forum - Dr. Tara Schwetz, Assistant Director for Biomedical Science Initiatives, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) (EP.96)

BioTalk with Rich Bendis

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 35:15


The session from the BioHealth Capital Region Forum focuses on a vision for a new science entity, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). This new NIH Institute would accelerate biomedical innovation and adoption of technologies and approaches to revolutionize healthcare and medicine. Tara A. Schwetz, Ph.D. is the Assistant Director for Biomedical Science Initiatives in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She is currently on detail to OSTP from her role as Associate Deputy Director (ADEPD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). During her tenure as ADEPD, Dr. Schwetz also served as the acting Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). Prior to assuming these roles, she was the Chief of the Strategic Planning and Evaluation Branch in the Office of the Director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Dr. Schwetz led several efforts while at NIAID, including conducting an evaluation of the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance to facilitate evidence-based decision-making and developing the NIAID Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis Research. Previously, Dr. Schwetz served as the Senior Advisor to the Principal Deputy Director of NIH (DEPD), where she coordinated efforts such as Reimagine HHS, the NIH rigor and reproducibility activities, and the first NIH-Wide Strategic Plan. Dr. Schwetz also served in the dual role of the NIH Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Interim Associate Program Director and the Special Assistant to the DEPD. Prior to these roles, she was a Health Science Policy Analyst at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, where she helped develop the National Pain Strategy. Dr. Schwetz started her career at NIH as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at NINR. She received a BS in biochemistry with honors from Florida State University and a PhD in biophysics from the University of South Florida, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University.

Kentucky Daily
Episode 286: Eddie Gran Returns to UK Staff as Special Assistant to Head Coach

Kentucky Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 26:15


Shawn Smith (Go Big Blue Country) and Derek Terry (The Cats' Pause) discuss Eddie Gran returning to the UK staff in a different capacity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Business Forward
Episode 104: Briefing: Biden Administration on Gun Violence Prevention

Business Forward

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 31:16


On September 9th, Business Forward hosted Special Assistant to the President for Criminal Justice and Guns Policy Chiraag Bains for a discussion on the Administration's plan for gun violence prevention. After a brief introduction and opening remarks, Chiraag answered questions from business leaders across the country covering topics from gun violence as a public health issue, criminal justice reform and second chance hiring, and ways to engage their communities.

True Underdog
#89: The Winning Mindset with Chris Spielman

True Underdog

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 22:08


In this edition of the True Underdog Podcast, Jayson Waller hosts a special guest and NFL Detroit Lions legend, Chris Spielman. An All-Star linebacker from Massillon Ohio, he was a 2 time All American for The Ohio State University Buckeyes. Chris played for 11 years in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, and the Cleveland Browns. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009. Our guest is also a former NFL analyst with Fox Sports, a Professional Speaker and a Cancer Warrior – Chris continues the fight that he and his late wife Stefanie started together shortly after her first diagnosis. He found his biggest opponent to be off the field. As well as being an Author and ESPN College Football Analyst, Chris was recently appointed as the Special Assistance to the Owner and CEO of his former Football club, the Detroit Lions! Chris' life has an order: Faith, Family and Community – and he lives by it. "Commitment is not a test drive. It is a firm resolve to purpose and the foundation for every choice that fulfils your goals. It is life with a vision. Embrace it. Anything less is just trial and error." - Chris Spielman Discussion Points: Upbringing and Growing up a son of a football coach and teacher Passion for Football Being drafted by the Detroit Lions  Wife's battle with cancer and being a full-time mum and dad Falling in love again and getting married Having faith and perspective on the path His Comeback to the Detroit Lions and new chapter as Special Assistant to the CEO  Creating Culture Being a Servant Leader to serve others How to empower others by producing and overcoming adversity Sponsored by - James Allen Social Media:  Follow True Underdog on IG: https://www.instagram.com/true_underdog Follow Jayson on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayson-waller-/ Follow Jayson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaysonwallerbam/ Follow Jayson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaysonWaller Follow Jayson on Clubhouse: @Jaysonwaller Follow Jayson on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JaysonWallerBAM Check out The True Underdog website: www.https://trueunderdog.com/ https://www.jaysonwaller.com/ Reach out to Jayson directly at: Jayson@trueunderdog.com Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Introduction to Chris Spielman 00:01:08 - Childhood and Early Days  00:02:20 - Being in a Football Family  00:03:00 - Father preventing Chris to play football at Michigan State  00:04:00 - Off-season at Michigan State and being Drafted 00:05:45 - Daughters wisdom about his new job  00:07:15 - Being a “girls” dad and a Father 00:08:09 - Wife's fight with Cancer and becoming a full-time parent 00:10:55 - Self-love and falling in love again 00:11:15 - Faith and Perspective | Life lessons 00:11:40 - Comeback to Detroit's Lion as special Assistant to CEO 00:12:50 - Dan Cambell: The motivator at Detroit Lions 00:13:53 - Being a Servant Leader and Culture 00:15:40 - The Tradeoff  00:16:35 - Finding the Define Leader | How to empower others by Producing 00:19:40 - Outro  Guest Social Handles / Links In The Episode: Website: https://chrisspielman.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Spielman.Chris/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chris_spielman/ Podcast - Spielman and Hooley: https://spielmanandhooley.com/ Book - “That's Why I'm Here: The Chris and Stephanie Spielman Story” https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thats-why-im-here-chris-spielman/1100643422#:~:text=In%20That's%20Why%20I'm,comfort%20in%20times%20of%20struggle.  

True Underdog
#89: The Winning Mindset with Chris Spielman

True Underdog

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 22:08


In this edition of the True Underdog Podcast, Jayson Waller hosts a special guest and NFL Detroit Lions legend, Chris Spielman. An All-Star linebacker from Massillon Ohio, he was a 2 time All American for The Ohio State University Buckeyes. Chris played for 11 years in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, and the Cleveland Browns. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.Our guest is also a former NFL analyst with Fox Sports, a Professional Speaker and a Cancer Warrior – Chris continues the fight that he and his late wife Stefanie started together shortly after her first diagnosis. He found his biggest opponent to be off the field.As well as being an Author and ESPN College Football Analyst, Chris was recently appointed as the Special Assistance to the Owner and CEO of his former Football club, the Detroit Lions!Chris' life has an order: Faith, Family and Community – and he lives by it."Commitment is not a test drive. It is a firm resolve to purpose and the foundation for every choice that fulfils your goals. It is life with a vision. Embrace it. Anything less is just trial and error."- Chris Spielman Discussion Points:Upbringing and Growing up a son of a football coach and teacherPassion for FootballBeing drafted by the Detroit Lions Wife's battle with cancer and being a full-time mum and dadFalling in love again and getting marriedHaving faith and perspective on the pathHis Comeback to the Detroit Lions and new chapter as Special Assistant to the CEO Creating CultureBeing a Servant Leader to serve othersHow to empower others by producing and overcoming adversity Sponsored by - James Allen   Social Media:  Follow True Underdog on IG: https://www.instagram.com/true_underdogFollow Jayson on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayson-waller-/Follow Jayson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaysonwallerbam/Follow Jayson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaysonWallerFollow Jayson on Clubhouse: @JaysonwallerFollow Jayson on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JaysonWallerBAMCheck out The True Underdog website: www.https://trueunderdog.com/https://www.jaysonwaller.com/Reach out to Jayson directly at: Jayson@trueunderdog.com  Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Introduction to Chris Spielman00:01:08 - Childhood and Early Days 00:02:20 - Being in a Football Family 00:03:00 - Father preventing Chris to play football at Michigan State 00:04:00 - Off-season at Michigan State and being Drafted00:05:45 - Daughters wisdom about his new job 00:07:15 - Being a “girls” dad and a Father00:08:09 - Wife's fight with Cancer and becoming a full-time parent00:10:55 - Self-love and falling in love again00:11:15 - Faith and Perspective | Life lessons00:11:40 - Comeback to Detroit's Lion as special Assistant to CEO00:12:50 - Dan Cambell: The motivator at Detroit Lions00:13:53 - Being a Servant Leader and Culture00:15:40 - The Tradeoff 00:16:35 - Finding the Define Leader | How to empower others by Producing00:19:40 - Outro   Mentioned In The Episode: Website: https://chrisspielman.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Spielman.Chris/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chris_spielman/Podcast - Spielman and Hooley: https://spielmanandhooley.com/Book - “That's Why I'm Here: The Chris and Stephanie Spielman Story”https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thats-why-im-here-chris-spielman/1100643422#:~:text=In%20That's%20Why%20I'm,comfort%20in%20times%20of%20struggle.

The Pat McAfee Show 2.0
PMS 2.0 485 - Cam Newton Cut.. Mac Jones Named Starter In New England, Travis Kelce, Michael Lombardi, Trent Dilfer, & AJ Hawk

The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 104:18


On today's show, Pat and the boys react to the news that Cam Newton has been released by the Patriots and Mac Jones will be the starting quarterback, and all the other cuts that have been made as NFL teams have to get their rosters down to 53 guys. Joining the program to chat about the Mac Jones/Cam Newton situation and why the decision was made to go with Mac Jones is 2x Super Bowl Champion, former GM of the Cleveland Browns, Special Assistant for the Coaching staff for the Patriots, The Daily Coach, and host of the Lombardi Line and GM Shuffle Podcast, friend of the program, Michael Lombardi (9:20-31:47). Next, Super Bowl Champion, 6x Pro Bowler, 5x All-Pro, member of the 2010's All-Decade, #5 on the 2021 NFL Top 100, and friend of the program, Travis Kelce joins Pat and AJ Hawk to chat about this upcoming season, having a bad taste in his mouth from last year's Super Bowl, why Patrick Mahomes is so special, his thoughts on the Top 100, and his time being a reality TV star (33:51-48:40). Later, Pat and AJ chat about the different cuts around the league, Mac Jones being the starter in New England, and all the things we need to be looking for as we approach the start of the NFL season (50:06-1:12:55). To close out the show, Pat and AJ are joined by Super Bowl Champion, 14 year NFL veteran at QB, and current Head Coach of Lipscomb Academy, Trent Dilfer. Pat, AJ, and Trent chat about the video of him going viral after his altercation with one of his players on the sideline (who he's known since the players birth), what he would've done differently, and his thoughts on everything going on in the NFL right now as cut down day is here (1:12:55-1:41:11). Make sure you subscribe to youtube.com/thepatmcafeeshow and listen every day on Mad Dog Radio, Sirius XM Channel 82. We appreciate you all for listening, come and laugh with us, cheers.

Scoops with Danny Mac
The Danny Mac Show w/BK - August 30th, 2021 - Cardinals can't gain momentum heading into Cincinnati, and is it time to remove Reyes from the closers role? Plus, former Cardinals OF and Special Assistant to the GM for the Reds John Morris joins the show!

Scoops with Danny Mac

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 45:53


SPOTLIGHT Radio Network
Ken Hayward, Vice President and Special Assistant to the President for Community Relations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

SPOTLIGHT Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 4:43


Michigan's Big Show
Ken Hayward, Vice President and Special Assistant to the President for Community Relations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Michigan's Big Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 4:43


The EdUp Experience
295: Advocating to Unleash Student Potential - with Dr. Miriam Feldblum, Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Presidents' Alliance

The EdUp Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 49:53


Welcome back to America's leading higher education podcast, The EdUp Experience! In this episode, sponsored by MDT Marketing, we welcome Dr. Miriam Feldblum, Executive Director of The Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. In this important episode of EdUp, we talk with Miriam about the state of international student relations today as we've recently transitioned from one administration to another. Find out why every single college president and administrator needs to understand what is happening around immigration policy, even if they think they didn't need to know. How can we be better higher education leaders on our campuses? Find out in this episode! Miriam Feldblum is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. Previously, she served as Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students, and Professor of Politics at Pomona College, and as Special Assistant to the President and Faculty Research Associate at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). She is also a Nonresident Fellow at MPI. Her teaching and research areas are the politics and policies of immigration and citizenship, and immigration and higher education. Dr. Feldblum is the author of Reconstructing Citizenship: The Politics of Nationality Reform and Immigration in Contemporary France (SUNY Press, 1999). Another episode sponsored by our great friends at MDT Marketing! Get your free marketing consultation today! mdtmarketing.com/edup Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next time for another episode! Contact Us! Connect with the hosts - Elvin Freytes, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Joe Sallustio ● If you want to get involved, leave us a comment or rate us on Apple Podcasts! ● Join the EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● Follow us on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thanks for listening! We make education your business!

The Pat McAfee Show 2.0
PMS 2.0 479 - SummerSlam Recap, QB Competitions In The NFL, Ian Rapoport, Michael Lombardi, Michael Cole, & AJ Hawk

The Pat McAfee Show 2.0

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 110:34


On today's show, Pat and the boys chat about his incredible weekend in Las Vegas for SummerSlam and how the event delivered in every way imaginable. They also discuss the news that Cam Newton will miss the next five days for some sort of violation of the COVID policy, how that paves the way for Mac Jones to start this season, Carson Wentz being back and moving around at what seems like full speed at Colts practice, Trey Lance and Jimmy Garappolo, Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock, and everything else going on around the NFL as we are officially 17 days away from the NFL season. Joining Pat and AJ Hawk for his weekly NFL wrap-up is NFL Network Insider, Ian Rapoport, to chat about all the different QB competitions, what the Saints are going to do at Quarterback, the Cam Newton situation, and everything else that's pertinent in the NFL (). Next, joining Pat and AJ Hawk is 2x Super Bowl Champion, former GM of the Cleveland Browns and Special Assistant for the New England Patriots, friend of the program, Michael Lombardi. Pat, AJ, and Michael chat about this upcoming season, how he thinks rookie head coaches will fare, the situation going on in New England with Cam Newton and Mac Jones, what he would have done differently in the Aaron Rodgers situation, and much much more (). Lastly, play-by-play commentator for Friday Night SmackDAHN, the GOAT, Michael Cole joins the show to recap SummerSlam, his shock when Brock Lesnar came out, if he rode the Cole Train after the event, and what some of his favorite moments from the night were (). Make sure you subscribe to youtube.com/thepatmcafeeshow and listen every day on Mad Dog Radio, Sirius XM Channel 82. We appreciate you all for listening, come and laugh with us, cheers.

Radio Baseball Cards
Will Clark Talks About Playing in the 1984 Olympics

Radio Baseball Cards

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 1:35


William Clark Jr. (born March 13, 1964) played first base from 1986 through 2000 for the San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, and St. Louis Cardinals. Clark was known by the nickname of "Will the Thrill." The nickname has often been truncated to simply, "The Thrill."Clark played college baseball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, where he won the Golden Spikes Award, and at the 1984 Summer Olympics before playing in the major leagues. Clark was a six-time MLB All-Star, a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, a Gold Glove Award winner, and the winner of the National League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award in 1989.Clark has been inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, and Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. His uniform number was retired by the Giants during the 2020 season. Clark continues to be active in baseball, serving as a Special Assistant in the Giants' front office.

Health Science Starts Here
The Role of The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) on Campus

Health Science Starts Here

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 9:56


In this podcast we talk to Dr. Juliana M. Mosley-Williams, the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Committee Chair of the DEI Committee. She talks to us about the role of the committee and the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion on a college campus.To learn more about our podcast series, visit salus.edu/podcasts

King of Stuff
E341. Afghanistan Vet Amber Smith on the Withdrawal

King of Stuff

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 45:54


The King of Stuff talks with Amber Smith, a former OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot-in-command and air mission commander who flew multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Amber served as Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Outreach), Special Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as an advisor on the Department of Veterans Affairs presidential transition team. She is also the best-selling author of Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jon and Amber discuss Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the rapid fall of Kabul, and where the US military goes from here. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. Today's song, “Trance Manual” by John Vanderslice, portrays the complicated relationship between the US and Middle East through metaphor-laden lyrics.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
King of Stuff: Afghanistan Vet Amber Smith on the Withdrawal (#341)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 45:54


The King of Stuff talks with Amber Smith, a former OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot-in-command and air mission commander who flew multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Amber served as Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Outreach), Special Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as an advisor on the […]

Analyze This with Neville James
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - Part 2

Analyze This with Neville James

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 57:55


Part 2 - After a COVID-19 update, Neville James continues to look at the territory's economic future with Rosie Farrington, Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the Department of Tourism (11:50). They discuss the state of tourism within the territory, the travel portal and protocols, and the Destination Optimization Industry Education Event. For more information: (340)774-8784 or  https://www.facebook.com/visitusvi/photos/a.404302483822/10158763994833823/.

OverDrive
Paul Molitor on what the Jays have in Berrios, winning a World Series in Toronto & Tatis possibly moving to the outfield

OverDrive

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 15:34


MLB Hall of Famer, 1993 World Series MVP & Special Assistant in the Minnesota Twins organization Paul Molitor stopped by earlier today to chat about what the Jays have in Jose Berrios following his experience managing the star pitcher in Minnesota. He touched on that, what it was like winning a World Series in Toronto & the possible move of Fernando Tatis Jr. to the outfield.

The Convergence - An Army Mad Scientist Podcast
Bias, Behavior, and Baseball with Keith Law

The Convergence - An Army Mad Scientist Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 36:39


In this latest episode of “The Convergence,” we talk with Keith Law, Senior Baseball Writer at The Athletic, which he joined in January 2020 after spending thirteen and a half years at ESPN. Before joining ESPN.com in June 2006, Keith spent just over four years as the Special Assistant to the GM of the Toronto Blue Jays, and prior to that had written for Baseball Prospectus. Keith Law is the author of Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball, published in April 2017; and The Inside Game: Bad Calls, Strange Moves, and What Baseball Behavior Teaches Us About Ourselves, published in April of this year. In today’s podcast, Keith Law discusses the parallels between baseball and the Information Environment, how stats skew our thinking, and the implications of anchoring bias: The brain develops cognitive biases to manage extensive information. These biases lead information consumers to draw false conclusions and ignore conflicting data. Anchoring bias occurs when the brain latches onto the first piece of information, even if it is irrelevant to what you are working on. Creating radical change in a large, traditional organization, like the Army or a sports team, is best done through an individualized grassroots effort. Radical change, especially from people new to the organization, does not usually “win hearts and minds.” Information environments are full of persistent yet harmful beliefs. These need to be addressed, as those with these beliefs are often more aggressive about promoting their viewpoints. “Credibly foolish beliefs” benefit from a “first mover” advantage. These irrational narratives are rarely challenged by peers. Once these fallacies are adopted, they are difficult to let go. Data collection tools are becoming democratized, leading to individuals having more agency over information.

Locked On Kings - Daily Podcast On The Sacramento Kings
How Davion Mitchell's Work Ethic & Toughness Got Him to the NBA

Locked On Kings - Daily Podcast On The Sacramento Kings

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 44:47


Davion Mitchell shines in his Sacramento Kings debut inside the Golden 1 Center for day 1 of the California Classic. Matt George is joined by Bill Peterson, Special Assistant to Head Coach Scott Drew. Bill shares stories of Davion Mitchell's unmatched work ethic, and his journey to the NBA through Baylor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Withology
Episode 4 – Bob Brown, Part 2

Withology

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 34:26


On Episode 4, Part 2, Robert “Bob” Brown, a former advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela and President Richard Nixon, takes listeners into the political arena. Bob provides insight into how he first met Bobby Kennedy and eventually came to work with him and his brother, President John F. Kennedy, before crossing the aisle to serve as Special Assistant to President Nixon in the White House. The audience is shown another side of President Nixon as Bob shares how the President empowered him to advance Black people, Black businesses and Black military leaders in America. Bob's memoir, “You Can't Go Wrong Doing Right: How a Child of Poverty Rose to the White House and Helped Change the World,” is available now on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and Booksamillion.com. Learn more about Bob at Bobbrownspeaks.com. Get the full show notes and more resources at https://www.briancom.com/about/

EPPiC Broadcast
Pursuing Respect and Justice, with David Kelly

EPPiC Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 50:12


How can we build a child welfare system that treats families with respect and justice? This week we talk with David Kelly, former Special Assistant at the Children's Bureau in the US Department of Health and Human Services. David tells us about his work, and explains why our child welfare system needs a complete overhaul to truly support families, from providing better support and services to replacing laws like CAPTA and ASFA. Support the show (http://parentalrightsfoundation.org/donate)

Six Degrees of Silvis
John Buchanan

Six Degrees of Silvis

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 52:53


John “Jack” Buchanan, born 1931 in Glens Falls, NY, joined the staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as Museum Archivist on November 7th, 1966. A few years later the new Director of the Museum, Thomas Hoving, appointed him Chief Registrar of the Museum and for the next twenty-two years Buchanan was in charge of worldwide art movements: packing, shipping, security in transit, and fine arts insurance In that capacity he traveled widely throughout the U.S., Europe, the Soviet Union, Middle East, India, China, Japan, and Mexico. He moved several “Blockbuster” exhibitions. They included, Tutankhamen, Treasures of the Vatican, Manet, Treasures of Early Irish Art, Great Bronze Age of China, Mexico, and several others. He planned the movement to and from the Soviet Union of the first exhibition (American and European paintings) an American museum sent to that country and worked closely with couriers (curators and conservators) in Helsinki, Leningrad (St. Petersburg), and Moscow. During his tenure as Chief Registrar, he worked on exhibitions in the Soviet Union on six occasions, and during one trip he worked with Tom Hoving and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In 1972 Hoving appointed Buchanan as his Special Assistant –while remaining Chief Registrar, thus he wore two hats. As Special Assistant he decided which matters should be brought to the Director's attention, and which he could handle himself or farm out to others. He also worked with Hoving on gaining political and then financial support for the construction of the New American Wing, which meant hobnobbing with Democratic politicians in smoke-filled clubhouses. Hoving became the Interim Director of the Queens Museum. Buchanan was the Deputy Interim Director and when Mr. Hoving retired, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, C. Douglas Dillon, assigned Buchanan to serve as Special Assistant to the first paid President of the Museum, William B. Macomber. He remained Chief Registrar and still traveled with exhibitions. In 1983, following twelve years of wearing two hats under Hoving and Macomber, with the special exhibition schedule booming, Buchanan decided to hand over the Special Assistant duties to a colleague and resumed wearing one hat. Upon his retirement, Buchanan returned to the study of history and published three books with John Wiley & Sons: the widely acclaimed “The Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas" (1997); the controversial “Jackson's Way: Andrew Jackson and the People of the Western Waters” (2001); and the “The Road to Valley Forge: How Washington Built the Army That Won the Revolution” (2004), which received the Thomas Fleming award for best book of 2004 by the Philadelphia American Revolution Round Table. Mr. Buchanan has appeared on C-Span and the History Channel, and has contributed several book reviews to the Journal of Military History as well as acted as referee for proposed articles in JMH. He has also published short stories in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and his self-published Cold War novel, The Rise of Stefan Gregorovic (2010), was described by a critic as “one of the most gripping narratives I've ever read.”

Grounded with Dinée Dorame
Episode 24 - Rebecca Mehra, Olympic Trials Qualifier & Oiselle Athlete

Grounded with Dinée Dorame

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 67:03


“Being at the Olympic Trials the past ten days…it could've gone so many ways but no matter what, the people I'm surrounded by…my partner, my family, my coach, my team. They have made all the difference.” Rebecca Mehra is a professional track athlete running for the Oiselle Littlewing elite team based out of Bend, Oregon. Rebecca recently raced in both the 800m and 1500m at the U.S. Olympic Track Trials earlier this month. Although Rebecca's journey in the 800m run ended in the semi-final round with a time of 2:01.33, she went on to run in the finals of the women's 1500m, where she placed 11th overall with a time of 4:08.47. Prior to her professional career, Rebecca ran Division I Track at Stanford University where she was a 3-time All-American, finishing 6th at the 2017 NCAA Championships in the 1500m Run. Rebecca has also worked in policy affairs for several years and currently serves as the Special Assistant to the Mayor of Bend, OR. In this conversation, we recap her Olympic trials experience and we hear more about how her relationship to running has changed over time. She also tells us about injury setbacks and gives tips and advice for how to mentally and physically overcome injury. Photo by Aisha McAdams.   In This Episode: Burn It All Down Podcast - Episode 208 "Olympics, Like it or Not" Oiselle Rebecca Mehra – Oiselle Athlete Page Thaiphoon – Palo Alto, CA “Just Say Cheese: One of My Favorite Olympic Trials Post-Race Interviews Happened at the Local Grocery Store” by Erin Strout, com, June 30, 2021 Watch Rebecca's 800m Semifinal Run – U.S. Olympic Trials Watch Rebecca's 1500m Final Run – U.S. Olympic Trials MOBO Board   Follow Rebecca Mehra: Instagram: @rebecca_mehra Twitter: @rebecca_mehra Facebook: Rebecca Mehra (Athlete Page)

Secure Freedom Minute
Red Alert - Paging U.S. Counter-intelligence

Secure Freedom Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 1:01


Congress increasingly recognizes that the Chinese Communist Party poses a mortal peril to our country and the rest of the world, which it seeks to dominate. Both houses have just approved bipartisan bills to counter the CCP's advantages in key technologies with ominous military applications. Thus, legislators should also weigh in on the Chinese Communists' success on an even more worrying front – namely, their deep compromise of top policymakers in the Biden Administration, from the President on down. Reportedly, a key addition to their ranks is Thomas Zimmerman, a Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel. He's been a Fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, which the FBI warns has close ties to China's spy agency. Such appointments are a clear counter-intelligence threat to America's national security. To learn more about the magnitude of this danger, visit AccountabilityInitiative.org. This is Frank Gaffney.

OODAcast
Episode 72: Cofer Black on Leadership Lessons Learned and Speaking Truth to Power

OODAcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 56:26


In this OODAcast, we talk with renowned counter-terrorism expert and career clandestine services professional Cofer Black. Cofer is best known for having been the Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center on 9/11 and having been part of the intelligence community warning about the near-term threat of terrorism in the United States prior to the attacks. However, his pedigree in counterterrorism issues was well established with a distinguished career in the field in high-risk areas and operations. During our discussion Cofer provides insight on a variety of issues including: How his childhood experiences traveling around Africa equipped him for the clandestine services. What it was like to be tracking al Qaeda prior to 9/11. How AQ planned to assassinate him during a high risk tour of duty overseas. How to speak truth to power and what he learned trying to provide early warning prior to 9/11. Lessons learned on leadership from a career in the intelligence community and private sector Cofer's Full Bio: Ambassador Black has had a distinguished 28-year career in the Directorate of Operations at the Central Intelligence Agency including serving as the Director of the CIA Counterterrorist Center during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In this capacity he served as the CIA Director's Special Assistant for Counterterrorism as well as the National Intelligence Officer for Counterterrorism. Ambassador Black was also appointed as the first State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism with the designation of Ambassador at Large. During his CIA career, Ambassador Black served six foreign tours in field management positions. In 1995, Ambassador Black was named the Task Force Chief in the Near East and South Asia Division. From June 1998 through June 1999 he served as the Deputy Chief of the Latin America Division. After his government service, Ambassador Black transitioned to the private sector and served as Vice President for Global Operations at Blackbird Raytheon Technologies and as Vice Chairman of Blackwater Worldwide and as Chairman of Total Intelligence Solutions. In addition to numerous exceptional performance awards and meritorious citations, Ambassador Black received the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the George H. Bush Medal for Excellence, and the Exceptional Collector Award for 1994.

Talks from the Hoover Institution
The Artificial Intelligence Revolution

Talks from the Hoover Institution

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 46:32


Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Hoover Institution, Stanford University   Yll Bajraktari and Anshu Roy in conversation with Amy Zegart on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Amy Zegart is the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where she directs the Robert and Marion Oster National Security Affairs Fellows program. She is also a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies (FSI) and Chair of Stanford's Artificial Intelligence and International Security Steering Committee. She has been featured by National Journal as one of the ten most influential experts in intelligence reform. Most recently, she served as commissioner on the 2020 CSIS Technology and Intelligence Task Force and has advised the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. Her forthcoming book is Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence (Princeton 2022). Yll Bajraktari is the Executive Director of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. Prior to joining NSCAI, he served as Chief of Staff to the National Security Advisor LTG H.R. McMaster, held a variety of leadership roles for former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, and served as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dempsey. Originally joining the Department of Defense in 2010, he served in the Office of the Undersecretary for Policy as a country director for Afghanistan, and later India. He is the recipient of the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal – the highest award given to career DoD civilian employees. Anshu Roy, PhD, is the Founder and CEO of Rhombus, a NASA Research Park startup. Rhombus is purposefully transforming the nation's defense and national security enterprises with Guardian, its Artificial Intelligence platform for strategic, operational and tactical decision-making at the speed of relevance. Before starting Rhombus, he teamed up with Nobel Laureate Prof. Alan Heeger to set a world record in solar cell efficiency. He earned his PhD from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) at the intersection of Materials, Complex Systems, High Performance Computing and Turbulence. He also invented Mercury™ – Rhombus' patented platform for solid-state subatomic particle detection. For more information go to: https://www.hoover.org/publications/capital-conversations 

Fault Lines
Episode 86: Iranian Elections, Missile Ejections, and Democracy Around the Globe

Fault Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 41:01


Iran "elected" a hardliner President and the United States bombed Iran backed militias in Iraq and Syria. Les, Mike, Jodi, and first time guest Martha Miller, NSI Visiting Fellow and former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush discuss how these events will impact the larger effort to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons and how President Biden has done in democracy promotion around the world. Does the President of Iran really matter? What is the best strategy to bring Iran to the negotiating table? Can President Biden stand up for democracy in Europe, Central America, and Hong Kong? All these questions and more answered in this week's Fault Lines. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Oakland A's Podcast
A's Cast - A's Unfiltered - Ep. 185 Ft. Whit Merrifield, Billy Bean and Keenan Long

Oakland A's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 40:46


Hosted by Chris Townsend, Towny recaps A's Cast Live interviews from: Royals Second Baseman, Whit Merrifield, VP & Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Billy Bean and the Founder of LongBall Labs, Keenan Long.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

AW CLASSROOM
Curating with Care: Interview with Claire Kim (EP. 16)

AW CLASSROOM

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 45:22


For the 16th episode of AW CLASSROOM, we virtually sat with curator Claire Kim and discussed what it means to navigate the art world with care and intention. In the interview, Kim breaks down highlights from her current exhibition, Un/Common Proximity, which is showing at James Cohan gallery NYC till August 13, 2021. The group show is a result of her recent fellowship with NXTHVN where she worked alongside all the artist residency fellows. More info on this exhibition here: https://www.jamescohan.com/exhibitions/nxthvn Claire Kim is a Korean-American independent curator and arts administrator based in New York City. She was raised in San Diego, California. Kim is currently the Special Assistant to the President at BRIC. She recently completed a 2020 Curatorial Fellowship through NXTHVN. Previously, Kim has worked in museum education and programming with numerous arts institutions and organizations, including the New Museum, the Asian American Arts Alliance, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Mark Morris Dance Group. She has curated and consulted for exhibitions in spaces such as at BRIC, MoCADA, The Border Project Space, Mom's Gallery, and Gymnasium. Kim graduated from the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship in August 2018. She received her BA in English and Art History from Fordham University. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree at Bard. Follow her work at: @mediumrareclaire on IG ___________ *This episode is wonderfully sponsored by Flower Shop Collective. * Flower Shop Collective is an art and fabrication studio that cultivates the ideas of emerging artists working towards more equitable futures. Their goal is to help artists of all skill levels execute their ideas, learn new techniques and have a safe space to do so, with a prioritization on immigrant artists, artists of color, and women-identifying artists. También les ofrecen todos estos servicios en Español. For more information please head to flowershopcollective.com or @flowershopcollective on Instagram. ___________ Follow us: @artsywindow | artsywindow.com To support our podcast and the work we do, please donate to us at artsywindow.com and click the "donate" tab. Or join us on patreon! Much love --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/artsywindow/support

Can You Survive This Podcast?

Colonel Costa is the Executive Director of the International Spy Museum, and a 34-year veteran of the Department of Defense. Previously, he served 25 years in the United States Army working in counterintelligence, human intelligence and with special operations forces (SOF) in Central America, Europe, and throughout the Middle East. He ran a wide range of intelligence and special operations in Panama, Bosnia, the first and second Iraq wars, and Afghanistan. Costa earned two Bronze stars for sensitive human intelligence work in Afghanistan. Later assigned to the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, he served as the first civilian squadron Deputy Director. In 2013, Costa was inducted into the United States Special Operation's Commando Hall of Honor for lifetime service to US Special Operations. Most recently, he served as the Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Sunny Side Up Nutrition
Addressing Hunger and Food Insecurity with Dr. Beverley Wheeler

Sunny Side Up Nutrition

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 32:38


In this episode, Elizabeth Davenport and Anna Lutz have a conversation with Beverley Wheeler, Ed.D., the director of D.C. Hunger Solutions, an organization that works to end hunger in the nation's capital. We highlight the pandemic's effect on increased food insecurity and discuss ways in which policies and legislations are working to mitigate this.  We also discuss:  How COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on food insecurity in households of color, women, and children.  What public schools are doing to try to combat food insecurity How the pandemic has actually increased access to certain federal nutrition benefits such as SNAP (e.g., with an online application and by mailing Pandemic EBT cards) The biggest challenges for food insecure populations during the pandemic How the Pandemic EBT card has increased access to nutritious food The problem with basing SNAP benefits on the thrifty food plan versus the low cost plan Ways we can de-stigmatize food insecurity and larger bodies The association between food insecurity and adverse health outcomes The findings of the Grocery Store Report in D.C. Beverley Wheeler became the director of D.C. Hunger Solutions in 2015. In this role, she is responsible for leading the efforts to improve public policies to end hunger, reduce poverty, promote nutrition and increase the availability of healthy affordable food in low-income areas; maximize participation in all federal nutrition programs (SNAP, school meals, early childhood nutrition, WIC and summer meals); and educate the public about both the stark reality of hunger's existence in the nation's capital and the real opportunities for effective solutions. Dr. Wheeler has over 30 years of progressive experience in all phases of public and private sector policy development working in process development, crisis resolution, civic engagement, community/economic development and planning as well as policy development and implementation.  She has  20 years of experience working with the District of Columbia (DC) government and the DC Council at the executive level as Executive Director of the State Board of Education and Neighborhood Action; Chief of Staff to Phil Mendelson; and Special Assistant to three City Administrators. She is the former president and CEO of Center City Public Charter Schools.   She holds a B.S. in Social and Decision Science and a M.S. in Management and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a Master's and Doctorate in Education from Harvard University.  She has a long history with Carnegie Mellon.  She is a past member of the CMU Board of Trustees and past President of the CMU Alumni Association.  She is currently a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the H. John Heinz III College and Director of College Engagement for the Carnegie Mellon Black Alumni Association. Links:  D.C. Hunger Solutions Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)  State Anti-Hunger Organizations Grocery Store Gap Report Sunny Side Up Nutrition Podcast  Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy Pinney Davenport Nutrition

GovExec Daily
The Civil Service and At-Will Employment

GovExec Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 27:42


In popular culture, the process by which bad employees are fired is far simpler than the reality. That is doubly true in the federal civil service, where there are often steps and processes needed to remove a poor performer. Many argue that these processes are there to insulate career civil servants from political and favoritism-style meddling from appointees, while others suggest these protections stifle the government from acting in service of the views of the voters. James Sherk is the America First Policy Institute's Director of the Center for American Freedom. He was a Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Labor Policy Advisor at the Executive Office of the President during President Donald Trump's term in office. He is the author of the AFPI report titled “Increasing Accountability in the Civil Service.” He joined the show to discuss the report.

Oakland A's Podcast
A's Cast - A's Cast Live - June 11

Oakland A's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 84:17


On the June 11 edition of A's Cast Live, our weekly all baseball talk show Monday through Friday, Chris Townsend discussed Pete Alonso's comments about the baseball and free agency (2:25). He was joined by Royals Second Baseman, Whit Merrifield (18:50), VP and Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Billy Bean to discuss Glenn Burke Pride Night at the Coliseum (28:25), Lou Trivino (44:35) and A's General Manager, David Forst (1:00:20).

Dr. Gina Prime Time
Boris Epshteyn: 'Constitution is silent' on presidential reinstatement

Dr. Gina Prime Time

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 46:39


Boris Epshteyn, attorney and former Special Assistant to President Trump, said that reinstatement of a president "is not impossible" and that "it's a question to be answered, likely through the courts."

Bloodworks 101
Dr. Charles Drew - More Than a Hollywood Ending (S2 E21)

Bloodworks 101

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 24:13


Dr. Charles Drew is known as the Father of Blood Banking.  He's credited with saving thousands of lives during World War II after coming up with the concept of the blood bank but he resigned after a ruling that the blood of African Americans would be segregated. Drew died in an automobile accident in April of 1950. To this day, some believe the story that this pioneer in the blood banking industry was denied admittance to a local hospital after the accident because he was Black. But is it true? To answer that question and many others about Dr. Charles Drew, contributor Juan Cotto got a chance to talk to Drew's daughter, Sylvia Drew Ivie, the Special Assistant to the President at Charles Drew University in Los Angeles. So on this episode of Bloodworks 101 we attempt to separate the man from the myth..

The Chris Voss Show
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – 200 Years of American Financial Panics: Crashes, Recessions, Depressions, and the Technology that Will Change It All by Thomas P. Vartanian

The Chris Voss Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 44:17


200 Years of American Financial Panics: Crashes, Recessions, Depressions, and the Technology that Will Change It All by Thomas P. Vartanian From 1819 to COVID-19, 200 Years of American Financial Panics offers a comprehensive historical account of financial panics in America. Through a meticulous dissection of historical events and the benefit of his experience handling many of the country's largest bank failures, Thomas P. Vartanian reveals why so many more devastating financial crises have occurred in America than nearly every other country in the world. Vartanian provides extensive evidence of how the collision of policy-driven government actions and profit-oriented business performance have disrupted market equilibrium and made the U.S. system of financial oversight less effective and more susceptible to missing the signs of future financial crises, including policies that: imposed tariffs and chartered dozens of poorly regulated, uncapitalized state banks that facilitated panics in the 19th century; created ambivalence over whether gold, silver or paper money should be the preeminent form of payment, creating the perfect conditions for the depression of 1893; kept interest rates low to assist the central banks in England, Germany and France, allowing an overheated U.S. stock market to shift into overdrive and crash in 1929; planted the seeds of the S&L crisis more than twenty years before when Congress imposed artificial limits on deposit interest rates and the states capped mortgage interest rates to increase homeownership; pressured banks in the 1990's to increase mortgage lending to increase home ownership while the Fed engaged in loose monetary policies, adding fuel to the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. 200 Years of American Financial Panics dissects financial crises in a way not attempted before, concluding that the pyramid of governmental oversight intended to foster economic safety and stability has been turned on its head to its detriment. Vartanian provides readers with a unique list of practical solutions. Most importantly, his analysis of financial technology, from artificial intelligence and Big Data to cryptocurrencies and quantum computing, forecasts how financial markets and government regulation will change. 200 Years of American Financial Panics is a must read for anyone that wants to understand their money, financial markets, and how they are going to change in the future. About Thomas P. Vartanian Thomas P. Vartanian is the Executive Director of the Program on Financial Regulation & Technology at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, where he is also a Professor of Law. Before joining Scalia Law School, he chaired the Financial Institution's practices at two international law firms, Dechert LLP and Fried Frank LLP, through four financial crises. Both as a regulator and private practitioner, he has been involved in 30 of the 50 largest bank failures in American history, developing a deep understanding of the causes of financial collapses. He has been described by clients in Chambers as "one of the best financial services lawyers in America." Mr. Vartanian served in the Reagan Administration as General Counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and the FSLIC, where he authorized the receivership, sale, or liquidation of hundreds of failed institutions in the S&L crisis, including the first national and cross-industry financial institution combinations in the country. Prior to that, he served in the Carter Administration in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel. Mr. Vartanian is a futurist and expert in financial technology. He was Chairman of the American Bar Association's Cyberspace Law Committee between 1998 and 2002, where he chaired an international task force of lawyers from twenty countries which issued a seminal report on the novel issues created at that time by doi...

The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer
Colliding two worlds: Bringing Together the Best of Business and Education

The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 40:03


Mary Grassa O'Neill Founding co-lead faculty for the HGSE/HBS Certificate in School Management and Leadership powered by HBS Online.  HGSE Director of the Principals' Center and Managing Director of Programs in Professional Education First layperson Secretary of Education and Superintendent of Schools in the Archdiocese of Boston (led second-largest school district in Massachusetts - 120 schools and 42,000 students)  Superintendent of Milton, MA Public Schools for 10 years Earned national recognition as the entrepreneurial turnaround principal of the James P. Timilty Middle School (Roxbury, MA) Founding member of Massachusetts School Building Authority Board   Monique Burns Thompson: Co-founder and President of Teach Plus, a national nonprofit that trains excellent, experienced teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues (30,000+ teacher leaders trained) - https://teachplus.org/ Co-founder, President, Chief Curriculum Officer of New Leaders for New Schools, the largest recruiter and trainer of school leaders in the United States. - https://www.newleaders.org/ Consultant with The McKenzie Group (Washington, D.C.) Special Assistant to the Superintendent of the Philadelphia Public School District Leadership coach and consultant for 14 Massachusetts charter schools Marketing and brand management for Quaker Oats Co. Show Highlights Destroy what we expect from kids and what they should be learning A “North Star” will navigate you out of any feelings of failure Unlock the secret to success for their students with this Beautiful arranged marriages are needed in every professional toolkit  Importance of inspection to determine the impact of your programs CSML program merges content and context Participate in problems of practice to bridge the gap from ideas to real  execution Schools struggle to meet the potential embedded in their organization Half of all principals have no access to professional development “I deeply believe that every single person on this planet has superpowers, and it is our job as educators to tap into them and unleash them." - Monique Burns Thompson “Leadership is joyful work, empowering others to do their best work. Principals do that with teachers and teachers do that with students and empowering others to educate themselves or to be educated is just one of the most important things we can do in this world. We're building people, we're building the next generation of leaders and educators.” - Mary Grassa O'Neill Full Transcript Mary Grassa O'Neil and Monique Burns Thompson Transcript   Mary Grassa O'Neill and Monique Burns Thompson's Resources & Contact Info: Mary Grassa O'Neill | Harvard Graduate School of Education @Mgo565| Twitter LinkedIn Harvard Graduate School of Education· Twitter Professional Ed HGSE · Twitter Harvard Business School - Executive Education Harvard Business School Online · Twitter   Looking for more? Read The Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap Join “The Mastermind” Read the latest on the blog SHOW SPONSORS: HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Transform how you lead to become a resilient and empowered change agent with Harvard's online Certificate in School Management and Leadership. Grow your professional network with a global cohort of fellow school leaders as you collaborate in case studies bridging the fields of education and business. Apply today at http://hgse.me/leader.   TEACHFX School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently.  Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.   ORGANIZED BINDER Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.   Copyright © 2021 Twelve Practices LLC

Sports Spectrum Podcast
A.J. Ellis - Former MLB Catcher

Sports Spectrum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 41:58


A.J. Ellis is a former MLB catcher with the Dodgers, Phillies, Marlins and Padres. He was selected in the 18th round of the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft by Los Angeles. He played his college baseball at Austin Peay, where he became the all-time leader in hits.  Ellis made his MLB debut on September 15, 2008 with the Dodgers and played 9 seasons in LA before being traded to the Phillies. He would play two more seasons with the Marlins (2017) and Padres (2018), before retiring and joining San Diego's front office as a Special Assistant to the General Manager Today on the podcast, A.J. Ellis shares amazing stories from his time as an MLB catcher working with players like Clayton Kershaw and Greg Maddux and playing for managers Joe Torre and Don Mattingly. Ellis also discusses what it was like to be on the cover of Sports Spectrum's 2015 Summer Magazine.  --- If you enjoyed this podcast, we know you'll love these conversations as well: - James McCann, Mets Catcher - Erik Kratz, Former MLB Catcher For more stories on sports and faith, check out our website SportsSpectrum.com