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My Perfect Failure
How To Get Over A Relationship With MSS Francois

My Perfect Failure

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 48:52


 MPF discussion with Mss FrancoisHow To Get Over A Relationship with Mss Francois Mss Francois, MHRM, MBA, is a dynamic entertainer, speaker, producer, writer, author, and game-changing trendsetter that aims to inspire. She migrated from Trinidad and Tobago in her late teens to establish a new legacy for her life. She's the host of The Mss Francois Show—a talk show that encompasses candid conversations with a variety of entertainment and uses humour to help others with their dysfunctional relationships.The show was created out of the frustration and heartache over her failed romantic relationships. Many tune in to be engaged, empowered, and entertained, as it provides a well-needed distraction from the array of emotions that are experienced in different stages of a relationship. Her talk show can be seen in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., as well as Canada and 22 Caribbean countries.Her one-woman show, Frustrated, at Theatre Row in New York, opened to sold-out performances. In addition, her tri-state tour of comedic monologues, alongside several Caribbean comedy stars, was met with great reviews. She's the winner of the district 46 Toastmasters Humorous Speech Competition in New York. Leveraging the unique lessons she's learned throughout her life's journey, she has written two books, Lights, Camera, Launch: Kick Start Your Own Professional TV Show by Investing in the ME in TEAM and Let That @#$%&! Man Go: 5 Plus Ways to Get Over a Breakup. On this episode of My Perfect Failure (How To Get Over A Relationship) MSS Francois shines a light on how she is using entertainment, discussion, humour and empowerment to help people get over relationship breakdowns.  Mss Francois displays charisma energy and glamour. On this episode we cover.  ·         We discuss The Mss Francois Show·         Mss Francois discusses her transition from moving to Trinidad to New York·         Using humour to get over relationships·         Mss Francois discusses the value of Toastmasters (Public Speaking)·         We discuss Mss Francois book “5 Plus Ways To Get Over a Break Up”  MSS Francois Instagram·         https://www.instagram.com/mss_francois/ MSS Francois YouTube·         https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMUi7Xvr5pet12hZ-_mdFg  MSS Francois Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/MssFrancois/  MSS Francois Twitter ·         https://twitter.com/Mss_Francois?s=09   

Hacks & Wonks
REBROADCAST: Conversation with Justice G. Helen Whitener

Hacks & Wonks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 33:51


Justice G. Helen Whitener is a fascinating person. Her life story, her path to the Washington State Supreme Court, and her extensive experience in law in our state, and lived experience as a Black, immigrant, LGBT and disabled person is worth listening to and learning from. In this re-broadcast, Crystal and Justice Whitener get into why representation matters and the purpose of the law. A full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com.  Find the host, Crystal Fincher, on Twitter at @finchfrii.   References Claiming your identity by understanding your self-worth, TEDxPortofSpain talk by Justice G. Helen Whitener: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57FMau29O_g&list=PL3vudArV4R9e5USALmWYa4v38zP_2nviP    Transcript Crystal Fincher: [00:00:00] Welcome to Hacks and Wonks. I'm your host, Crystal Fincher. On this show, we don't just talk politics and policy, but also how they affect our lives and shape our communities. As we dive into the backstories behind what we read in the news, we bring voices to the table that we don't hear from often enough. Well today on Hacks and Wonks, we are very thrilled to be speaking with Justice Helen Whitener today. And Justice Whitener currently serves on the Washington State Supreme Court. She was appointed this past April by overnor Inslee and is running to finish the term of her predecessor which is a term that will last two remaining years. So prior to this, Justice Whitener served as a judge on the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals for two years, followed by five years of service on the Pierce County Superior Court, beginning in 2015. Thank you so much for joining us Justice Whitener.  Justice Whitener: [00:01:04] Thank you so much for having me.  Crystal Fincher: [00:01:06] So I just wanted to start out and get an understanding of how - what your role was - what your path was to the State Supreme Court. How did you get there? What is your background?  Justice Whitener: [00:01:20] Well, my background is very varied. I started in law school, working for the Attorney General's office. I worked for the Department of Corrections, it was called back then. And then it became the Criminal Justice Division. From there, I got to Pierce County working for the Attorney General's office in their DSHS division, and I did dependencies and those types of cases out at Remann Hall here in Pierce County. By the time I graduated law school, I had 25 trials under my belt - and that's jury trials, because I also worked as a City of Tacoma prosecutor, Rule 9 prosecutor we call them - when you're in school and you're under the supervision of an attorney.  So by the time I graduated, I had over 25 trials under my belt. I then had a job waiting for me with the City of Tacoma prosecutor's office. But unfortunately there was a hiring freeze that year, so I had to find a job and I found one at the City of Olympia prosecutor's office, but it was a part-time job. So while I was working there - I stayed there for about six months - my supervisor there, who's now a judge in Thurston County, Kalo Wilcox - she had contacted the prosecutor out of Island County prosecutor's office on my behalf. I interviewed with him over the phone, got the job, and literally was driving from Renton, where I resided at the time, to Island County - two and a half hours each way. I decided that was too much, so I moved to Island County and I stayed there for a little over a year working at the prosecutor's office. While there, one of the attorneys I worked against in Pierce County - he was a public defender - contacted me and we were chatting and he said, Where are you? And I said, I'm out in Island County - I'm a prosecutor here. And he said, Are you interested in coming back to Pierce County? But I'd need to do public defense - I'd never done defense work, so I jumped at the opportunity. One, I wanted to come back where my roots were, and two - do defense work, public defense work. Came back, worked there for over two and a half years. I was doing a murder case with one of their top public defenders, Dino Sepe. And we were doing this murder case together. I was then recruited by the prosecutors we were up against - one is now a judge and he is - what is his name? It slips me right now, but it was against him and one of the top prosecutors there, Dawn Farina, and Jerry Costello - that's, that's who the judge is now, but he was a prosecutor then. And I actually went back to prosecution after that murder trial was completed, right here in Pierce County. So I've worked in Pierce County and it's really interesting, Crystal. I have been a prosecutor, a public defender, as well as a private defense counsel, but I've also been a judicial officer on all the trial level courts. So that's Municipal Court, District Court, and Superior Court. Because when I finished at the prosecutor's office - I stayed there for over two years, I believe - I then started my own firm and it was a solo practice for a few years. And then I took on two partners and it became Whitener Rainey Writt, and we handled Class A felonies - actually all levels of criminal matters, as well as some civil cases. And then we also had an appellate attorney. She was the writ in the practice and she was a law professor out of Seattle U Law School, who joined the practice. So I did that for eight years, but while I was doing that, I also pro-tem as a judge - and that is someone who sits in for a sitting judge when the judge takes leave. I was a pro-tem judge on the Municipal Court here in Tacoma, the City of Tacoma Municipal Court, as well as the Pierce County District Courts. So I have the unusual background of having been a prosecutor, defense attorney, and a judicial officer on all three trial level courts here. And then in 2015, the Governor appointed me to the Superior Court, as you've stated.  Crystal Fincher: [00:05:55] Well, and that varied experience seems unusual for any kind of justice related to State Supreme Court, the national Supreme Court. Is that unique to have that much and that varied type of experience, coming to the bench? And how do you think that makes a difference in your approach versus others?  Justice Whitener: [00:06:21] I think it is unique. You have judges and justices who have done one side, and you may have a judge -  I don't think we have any justices - that have done both sides. But what is truly unusual is to have done all three, on all three level trial level courts, which is what I have. And I think the unique perspective it gives me is I have a very intimate knowledge of the trial level courts and what the courts face on a daily basis, having gone through it on both sides, as well as sitting on the bench in those courts as well. And yes, it is unusual, but I think being an immigrant that's probably..  Crystal Fincher: [00:07:06]   Well, and it will probably do well right now just to - most people don't have a lot of exposure to the State Supreme Court or to a lot of courts - except for at the Supreme Court level, hearing that there was a major case decided - but they may only catch the headline and not know the details or understand what's really involved with being a justice. So what are you responsible for? What is the job of a justice like on a daily basis?  Justice Whitener: [00:07:36] Now I can answer that question, but I will preface it with this. My ascent to the Supreme Court is truly unusual because we're faced with COVID right now. And the pandemic has caused the workings of the court to be a little different. So when I got appointed, I got appointed in a virtual world. So I have not sat on the bench with my colleagues yet, yet I've sat through a term and I'm getting ready actually, we just started the second term. So I literally will be going through one year of being a Supreme Court justice, and never sat on the bench with my colleagues. We hold oral arguments in a virtual world. So my experience right now may be a little unusual and maybe very different than what is considered normal. But in regards to cases, we handle - just about any case comes to the Supreme Court, can come, is whether or not we accept it for review, it has to meet certain criteria. And I'll give you an example. If there is a decision on the law court, the court of appeals - the first intermediary court before you get to the Supreme Court - but it's the court between the trial court and the Supreme Court. If a case is heard in Division One - there are three divisions - and they come down with a decision one particular way. And then in Division Three, a very similar case with very similar issues comes before Division Three, and they come down a different way as far as interpreting the Supreme Court's decision that everyone should be following. Then the court will take that up because it's clear there's a conflict between how the court on the appellate level is interpreting a Supreme Court opinion. That's one very simple example. Another set of cases we hear are personal restraint petitions. In criminal matters, the defendant, after conviction, has a number of remedies available to him or her, but once they've exhausted all those remedies, they still have an opportunity to request a review by the Supreme Court. But then again, they have to meet certain criterias - it has to be done within a year on a number of those cases, if you're going to do a collateral attack of your underlying conviction. So that's another type of case that we hear, but we hear literally just about any type of case that can come before the court - is whether or not it is worthy of review. Is it going to have substantial public import or public interest? Is it going to affect a large section of the community that we are serving? Those types of things. Is it something that is worthy of review - is the easiest way to conceptualize what it is the Supreme Court will look at. So many cases come before us wanting review, but not many get review because they are not meeting the criteria that is necessary for review.  Crystal Fincher: [00:10:52] That makes sense and in those discussions, I'm assuming that there are discussions between you and the other justices, do your backgrounds - does your professional experience, lived experience inform how you process what is important, what may be significant, how something affects a lot of people. How do your experiences, and I guess, how do the justices themselves help inform what kinds of cases get chosen or the approach to that?  Justice Whitener: [00:11:32] So that's a wonderful question because yes, we get a number of cases, but judges and justices are human beings. We have our backgrounds that we bring to the table - not just our legal backgrounds - but our lived and lived, as you indicated, background. And when we sit and assess a case, we are doing that through our lens, whatever lens that is, we bring to the table. So, and that's your experiences as well. So being a Black woman may be relevant in some instance, depending on the case or the issue before the court. Being an immigrant may be relevant and it may be an experience others don't have - which in this case they don't, because I was born an immigrant. I was born in Trinidad and Tobago, so I am an immigrant. I'm not an immigrant descent. So my perspective may be a little different. LGBT - being someone who is not of the mainstream sexual orientation may my lens may be different from some of my colleagues . Identifying as disabled - depending on the case, I may be seeing it through accommodation eyes, whereas they may not because they don't have that experience. So I think our experiences, whether it's even on the Supreme Court or even on the lower trial level courts or the appellate courts, is relevant in regards to assessing cases that come before the court - because our experiences are different, which means the way a decision may impact a particular subset of the population may be relevant on a particular issue regarding the particular facts that come before the court. So I think it's extremely important.  What's wonderful about the Washington State Supreme Court is it is the most diverse court in the United States. When I joined, we became the most diverse court. I don't think it was just because I joined, but I think I had a little bit to do with it. So we have five white individuals - four of them women, one white male. That's unusual because normally the Supreme Court benches are heavily white male. Then we have one Latino male, one male of color. We have one Asian/Mexican 'cause she's biracial and Supreme Court justice. And she's also openly gay. So she brings that experience to the table. We then have one, and the only, Native American Supreme Court justice in the country. And then you get me, the first black female, the fourth immigrant born, the second LGBT, but the only black LGBT judge in the entire state. So the discussions that we have and the depth of the discussion and, and the amount of citizenry we can cover is amazing. And we really work through the cases, trying to make sure we don't leave anyone behind. And what's important as well too, is economics - none of us, or not all of us, were born with a golden spoon, or however they say it. We have gone through struggles, different types of struggles economically, at different points in our lives and some more recent than others. So that is also very important to the discussion because we always try to make sure that we're not leaving anyone out in the decision as much as we can. Because of course, sometimes you just can't cover everyone under the law. But the law was meant to embrace and cover all of its citizenry and that's something we really try to do. And I'm really proud of my colleagues when I got there and saw that's how they approach things. Crystal Fincher: [00:15:55] You're listening to Hacks and Wonks with your host Crystal Fincher on KVRU 105.7 FM. And I appreciate you talking about the composition of this court and the diversity of the court. And I watched the announcement of your appointment live - and a number of people I know did - and there were certainly lots of excited group chats and posts and you know, My goodness, I'm watching a Black woman be appointed and oh my goodness, a new LGBT member! Just excitement across the board. And I've seen similar excitement, like you talk about, having the only Native American justice in the country. And LGBTQ representation. And how important that is to people or why it feels meaningful - I think you talked about - it gives people hope that there will be - that the court will become more accessible, that the court will become more fair , that the law will serve and consider and account for more people, more types of people, the entire community, and ... Justice Whitener: [00:17:10] It builds the trust and confidence in the institution. Having representation at the table when these serious discussions and issues are being addressed, builds trust and confidence in the judiciary, in the legal system. I remember when I was a litigator walking into a courtroom and I'm the only Black person in the courtroom. Or I'm the only woman in the courtroom. Or my client is the only person of color. The jury pool not reflecting who we are. So it really builds confidence in the judiciary and in the decision. Not everybody is going to always get what they want. That is not what the law is about. But the law is about trying to bring well-reasoned decisions based in the law and taking into account real-life experiences so that the decision has useful meaning to its citizenry. That's truly important.  Crystal Fincher: [00:18:18] It's critically important. And so I guess, where do you feel like we're at right now in terms of everyone being served fairly and equally by the law, and what can be done to improve where we're at right now?  Justice Whitener: [00:18:39] Well, it's not working and it hasn't been working for years. And it probably won't work for everyone for a while. The hope - and that is the end goal - is to be the court or the legal system that truly encapsulates everyone. That is not the reality. And the Supreme Court, after the killing of George Floyd, put out a letter to the community. I don't know if you are aware of that and the letter.  Crystal Fincher: [00:19:17] I am aware of it. And it was - I know a lot of people were surprised and heartened by it. It was unique.  Justice Whitener: [00:19:25] Yes, it was. And it was well thought out, but what was really important for people to get from that letter - is that all nine justices signed it. Didn't have to - all nine justices signed it. And when we sign something, it says, We believe in it, we support it, and we're putting our badge, our signature, on it. And that is what I think resonated with everyone in the legal community of the judges in other states, who have been trying to get their judiciary to acknowledge, that there is an inequality in how people are treated in our legal system. And unfortunately it has taken recent incidences on our media - different mediums - for our population to see it. People have been saying it for years, but to have it be acknowledged in such a vivid way was shocking. And that is what the law is about - when you see something like that occurring, it is time for change, because it's a systemic issue that has not been resolved with whatever mechanisms we were using before. So now is the time - and the legal system has really jumped on this. I actually, to be honest, was surprised at how much the legal community jumped on this. Because they realize - those who did not work within the trial system, the trial level courts - I think they were surprised at some of the things that had been occurring in the trial level courts. And it is causing the legal system to take a hard look at itself because this is how one subset, and there are many subsets, but this is how one subset - Black people - have been treated in the legal system that has been validated for everyone to see. The question became, What are you going to do about it? You have a responsibility to act. This was not a time to be silent. This was not a time to be complacent. This was a time to act. And the court acted. Well, what we did not envision is the legal community was waiting for that and they are now acting. They're now assessing the system. And hopefully we will have some changes take place and it will not just be for Black people. When people try to make this a Black people thing, that is very disturbing to me. This is a people problem. Unfortunately, it took a Black man losing his life - and Black men and women losing their lives - and this being shown on such a high medium - social media click - oop, everybody's seeing it. It took that scenario to have change, or have the discussion occur. But any change that occurs is going to be helping everyone, because unfortunately Black people, we have been at the bottom of the bucket. So if you help us, you're only making it better for you. So that's the kind of change that I see happening. That's the change I've always wanted to see, even when I was a litigator, but I realize now, as I moved up in my profession, my voice became stronger because I've always been very vocal and visible. My voice became stronger and now I can actually participate in - at the big people table, so to speak. And not only just have a say, but have their ear, because it's one thing to sit at the table - and I've been at many tables where you're talking and ain't nobody hearing, or somebody takes what you just said, reconfigure it, and it sounds like it's just something that just came out of their mouth and you're sitting there going, Am I the only one seeing that they just kinda stole what I just said, but now they're hearing it, whereas when I said it, they weren't.  And that has happened to many women as we move up and we're in this room with a lot of men, unfortunately - that's what they like to do. That is changing, you know? So as I move up, I realize my voice is not just being heard anymore. They're actually listening and trying to understand - and I'm doing the same too. 'Cause I'm learning a lot about differences as well, because I'm - in an odd way, I've always tried to see similarities. So for me, this is unique because I'm now seeing differences. And I think that's a good thing for me.  Crystal Fincher: [00:24:41] Absolutely. And you're doing this - you talked about your - you are doing the work of justice right now. And also, you are running a campaign and you're going to be on the ballot in November. And so what's that like? And how is your campaign going?  Justice Whitener: [00:25:05] Well, running a campaign in a virtual world is different. I've ran one campaign before and that was 2012, but in 2020, in this virtual world, that's different. In 2015 I was up for election - I didn't get an opponent. 2016 - didn't get an opponent. I got out there and I connected with the community anyway, 'cause it's just something I like to do. But this year that's different and I'm having to reach out through Zoom and virtual platforms. And to be honest, that's the correct thing to do right now. It is just too deadly of a virus to take a chance, not just on myself and my family, but on others. So it's been difficult, but I'm connecting. And I'm connecting in a way that I've always connected, which is - if this is the platform, Justice Whitener, formerly Judge Whitener - I'm going to be there, we're going to chat, let's have a discussion. And I love talking about the law. This race is a little different, not just because it's the virtual world, but I have an opponent. Remember I didn't get one in 2015 or 2016, so that's different. What's unique as well is my opponent was recently sworn in as an attorney, just when I got appointed to the Supreme Court. So he has never practiced law as an attorney, which means he's never practiced law because to do so without being certified by the bar is illegal, so he has never practiced law. He just passed the bar - in April, he got sworn in - in February, I think he passed the bar. He graduated law school, I think, 20 years ago when I - I graduated in '98 - he graduated, I think in '99 and failed, and then decided to go into education. Why he decided to run now is anybody's guess, but our Constitution actually does not prohibit him from running. To run for an appellate level position, you have to have at least five years of being an attorney. For the Supreme Court, you don't. So it is very important to me, this election cycle, that I inform people of what could happen if I don't prevail. You could have someone sitting on the Supreme Court who has never practiced law, and that can make it rather difficult for the other individuals, but most importantly, what can happen to our law. And I'm very vested in the law - and to make sure that it's held in high esteem, that it should. So campaigning this year is a little different - that's an understatement.  Crystal Fincher: [00:27:58] Well, and it certainly is different. If people do want more information about you, they can head over to justicehelenwhitener.com and learn all about your campaign and read more about you. But you bring up a really interesting point about your opponent and that he hadn't practiced law, hadn't been a lawyer before this campaign, and the surprising bit of information that being a State Supreme Court justice actually does not require that, even though other levels do. And especially at a time right now when, I think a lot of people are looking at the people who we are electing and placing in positions of power, and looking at the difference between those who came with experience and a resumé that people were able to look at, and judge the value of similar work, and use that to inform how future work might be. And then looking at people who were elected, who did not have experience , and also seemed to make a decision out of the blue to run, and the consequences of that. That knowledge actually does count and experience actually does count. Lots of things can be knowledge and lots of things can be experience, but it is important to understand the role that you're taking. And so, having none is certainly at the very extreme of the end, but also, as you talked about in the beginning, you are actually on the other extreme - of lived experience and professional experience and the variety of experience , and how that is able to help you see more of the community, more of the impacts and effects of the law , and how important that is. Justice Whitener: [00:29:55] Yes, the law is very difficult. The intricacies of applying the law - it takes experience. If I had just gotten out of law school and tried for the Supreme Court and got onto the Supreme Court, I don't think I would be able to do the job, one. And even if I was to try to do the job, I would be a burden on the system because I would not be pulling my own weight. It really does take experience. It's like going to medical school or going - getting a pilots license - just because you have the license does not mean to say you can fly a commercial flight without an experienced pilot at your side. All professions have that learning curve to get to the highest position. So people can look at that and make whatever decision they like, but also think of the impact it can have on your life. Because most cases that are heard in the State come through the trial level court - family law cases, criminal cases, civil cases, and I've handled all of them - they're complex cases. Asbestos cases with 15 co-defendants - I've handled those. And then when those things go up to the high court for final resolution - because the lower courts may have made a mistake here or there, that's not something you learn overnight. That's not something you get in a textbook at law school either. It really comes from experience. So we'll see what happens in November.  Crystal Fincher: [00:31:45] Well, I appreciate the time that you've taken to speak with us today. I could listen to you forever, but unfortunately, we've come upon the time for this show today. So thank you so much for being willing to serve, thank you for all the work that you've done in the community and on the bench, even the virtual bench. And just am excited to see how this campaign unfolds and to see how this new term turns out. Thank you very much, Justice Whitener.  Justice Whitener: [00:32:14] Thank you, Crystal. Thank you for giving me the space where my voice can be heard. I appreciate you. Crystal Fincher: [00:32:26] Thank you for listening to Hacks and Wonks. Thank you to KVRU 105.7 FM in Seattle where we record this show. Our chief audio engineer is Maurice Jones Jr. And our producer is Lisl Stadler. If you want more Hacks and Wonks content, go to officialhacksandwonks.com, subscribe to Hacks and Wonks on your favorite podcatcher, or follow me on Twitter @finchfrii. Catch you on the other side.

The Culinary Institute of America
Introduction to the Cuisine of the Caribbean

The Culinary Institute of America

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 6:11


Join The Culinary Institute of America on a tour of the cuisines of the Caribbean. The islands of Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago offer a complex world of flavors, where fine dining can be found side by side with a staggering array of street eats and finger-licking beach treats. Get Recipes and watch the full series with closed captioning at: www.ciaprochef.com/WCA7

Happified
The Power of Sports Medicine Principles to Transform your Health

Happified

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 58:53


Dr. Zynul Khan has supported elite athletes on sports teams in Trinidad and Tobago, and has served his community as an emergency medicine physician.  His experience witnessing both ends of the physical spectrum showed him that the same principles that support optimal performance can be utilized by anyone looking to restore their health, albeit with different goals and intentions in mind. Dr. Khan puts aside the ‘doctor speak' to make his habit upgrades manageable, and supports his private clients in building on their progress to achieve their healthiest weight and to live a healthier life.  In this episode we discuss: The shock of treating patients suffering from diseases decades earlier than typically found Seeing a friend's life transformed with basic lifestyle interventions Dr. Khan's four Pillars of Health The impact of stress on obesity and physical health Confusing nutrition messaging, and what myths have been debunked Why a ‘cheat day' shouldn't be considered cheating How a healthier body changes its cravings and preferences Tracking the true cause of imbalance or disease, and why it might be different that you expect The simplest mindfulness practice that anyone can integrate Improving sleep routines to restore your ehealth Contact Dr. Khan to receive his free ebook and to learn more about his upcoming online programs to transform your health with do-able lifestyle modifications.

Blaxit Global
Thea Duncan: Making it in Milan

Blaxit Global

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 44:25


Thea Duncan: Making it in MilanThea Duncan is the Founder of Doing Italy, an online training company that helps people gain the knowledge they need to move to Italy with ease while avoiding many of the pitfalls that negatively affect other expats when moving abroad. Trinidad and Tobago-born, and Miami-raised, Duncan spent much of her life traveling the globe, before Italy captured her heart. She studied for her master's degree at Milan's Bocconi University in the early 2000s, later holding roles with some of Italy's most storied fashion and design houses – including Gucci and Luxottica. Doing Italy, which began as Duncan's effort to connect with travelers and curate her Milan, now offers the opportunity to get an even more authentic understanding of Italian culture by helping them move abroad. The company offers 1:1 sessions and group coaching where students dive into just about everything a foreigner should know about moving to Italy. This includes insights into the Italian job market, to why, if an Italian home announcement says an apartment is unfurnished, it most likely means you literally need to bring your own kitchen sink.Looking for VPNs, banking, travel, and health insurance for your move abroad? Well have no fear, we've got you. Get your Move Abroad Starter Kit today at www.blaxitglobal.com/resources.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/blaxitglobal)

Concert Honesty
#231—Olatunji Yearwood

Concert Honesty

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 52:47


Olatunji is a calypsonian from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. We had a wonderful time chatting about the history of calypso music as well as how to preserve it and advocate for it moving forward.

Checkmate
Barbados Becoming A Republic

Checkmate

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 30:37


Come the 30th of November 2021, Barbados is poised to become the fourth anglo-republic in the Caribbean region following behind Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica. The world will see the island move from a democratic constitutional monarchy to a republic where Sandra Mason, the current Governor General, becoming the first president of the country and Mia Mottley, staying on as Prime Minister. We spoke to Roshanna Trim, youth development specialist and president of Barbados Youth Development Council about the country's monumental feat. Song: Truth and Rights - Protoje ft Mortimer To view the notes used for this episode, visit our website at: https://www.tenementyaadmedia.com/ Don't forget to follow us on our social media Twitter: https://twitter.com/tenementyaad_?lan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tenementyaad_/?hl=en Want to support The Yaad monetary? Click here to make a donation --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/checkment-politics/support

Footwork
00:71 There's a Place for You with Fabien Lewis

Footwork

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 101:01


This week we sit down with Fabien Lewis. Growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, he moved to the US to play college soccer before traveling the world playing the beautiful game. The amount of wisdom he shares with us is astounding. Using this wisdom, he now helps young players with opportunities he never had. WHAT IS FOOTWORK: Sean and Dylan are two Division 3 graduates, who dropped everything to pursue their dream of being professional soccer players. Both playing in Germany now, the boys tell their stories as well as those of others to help you pursue your own dreams and ultimately MAKE YOUR OWN PATH. Subscribe to our show on Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCCnInbiimv9o... Email us at: footworkpodcast@gmail.com Subscribe to Footwork: eepurl.com/hKT0zD CHECK OUT ALL THINGS FOOTWORK: linktr.ee/Footworkpod

Trina Talk
Dysfunction and Laughter w/ Mss Francois - TT 162

Trina Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 47:55


Mss Francois, MHRM, MBA, is a dynamic entertainer, speaker, producer, writer, author, and game-changing trendsetter that aims to inspire. She migrated from Trinidad and Tobago in her late teens to establish a new legacy for her life. She's the host of The Mss Francois Show—a talk show that encompasses candid conversations with a variety of entertainment and uses humor to help others with their dysfunctional relationships.   Leveraging the unique lessons she's learned throughout her life's journey, she has written two books, Lights, Camera, Launch: Kick Start Your Own Professional TV Show by Investing in the ME in TEAM and Let That @#$%&! Man Go: 5 Plus Ways to Get Over a Break Up.   Quote: "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." — Albert Einstein   Connect with Mss Francois: Website: www.mssfrancois.com    Show hashtag: #TrinaTalk LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trina-l-martin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrinaTalk Instagram: @trina.l.martin  Twitter: @TrinaLMartin

This Woman Can
Perfection is for losers - Dr. Kathy Ann Hernandez

This Woman Can

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 54:15


Dr. Kathy-Ann C. Hernandez was born and raised in the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and she has many years of experience as a scholar and practitioner at various academic levels in the Caribbean and in the United States. Currently, she is a Professor in the College of Business and Leadership and co-chair of the Ph.D. Program in Organizational Leadership at Eastern University in Pennsylvania.  She researches, writes, and teaches habits and strategies for leading a flourishing life in the context of supportive learning communities. She is founder of the blog Value What Matters and manages an active Facebook page and group committed to these ideals. Here, she writes and speaks on the importance of creating a personal life brand targeted at cultivating relationships with self, others and one's God.  Her published work, crosses genres and appears in literary journals and peer-review journals. Her most recent publications, Waiting by the Brook: Seven Steps to Deeper Intimacy with God, along with the guided journal she feels are the books she was born to write at the intersection of her faith and scholarship.  We discuss; - Unlearning old paradigms to adopt new ones  - Changing your personal metrics for success - How she learnt to overcome her perfectionism and ask for help   - Using your current career platform to support your future pivot - Plus the advice she'd share with other women - hint " Dream big, dream bigger" _________________________________ To connect with Kathy-Ann Website: https://valuewhatmatters.com/ Email:drh.valuewhatmatters@gmail.com ----------------------------------------------------------- Register for my FREE monthly 5 Day Program - Change your Career Without the Financial Fear - Designed to help women to start living the life they want without changing who they are or how much money they have in the bank. https://janicesutherland.ck.page/careernofear ____________________________________ FIND ME ON: Official Website | https://www.janicesutherland.com Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/iamjanicesutherland LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamjanicesutherland Twitter | https://www.twitter.com/This_Woman_Can Janice Sutherland helps frustrated, mid-career, professional women of color re-align their careers while staying true to their values and personal and professional priorities. 

Qavah The Podcast
Episode 87: Vashti Hassanizadeh

Qavah The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021


Vashti Hazzanisedeh came from a lineage of people who had been displaced. Her own parents were born in Trinidad and Tobago, but their families had been brought from India as indentured servants. Vashti's path took her from Trinidad to the United States, but unlike her parents, she found freedom.

Couleurs tropicales
Couleurs tropicales - L'actualité des musiques afro du 8 novembre avec Asalfo, Fally Ipupa, Zedess, Kate Awanda et Jahkasa

Couleurs tropicales

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 48:30


Invités : L'artiste burkinabè Zêdess, le leader du groupe ivoirien Magic System et l'artiste congolais Fally Ipupa.Dans la séquence Génération Consciente, Kate Awanda, chargée de communication et marketing de Dikalo, présente l'entreprise africaine qui évolue dans le domaine de la technologie digitale fondée par Alain Ekambi et Daniel Agnéro. Reportage : Dolores Bakèla s'est rendue à la 5ème édition du Mois Kréyol, un festival pluridisciplinaire et itinérant qui a lieu jusqu'au 28 novembre en Ile-de-France, à Strasbourg, à Mulhouse, à La Réunion, à Trinité-et-Tobago, à Bordeaux et à Nantes. Cliquez sur le nom de l'artiste pour en savoir plus, et sur les titres des chansons pour visionner leur clip : Booba Léo Messi (Ici c'est Paris) Zêdess Le match (immigration) Le 30 octobre Zêdess était en concert au CENASA, à Ouagadougou.  Zêdess Ouaga sans char Oudy 1er feat Mix Premier Casser casser MPR Nini to sali té Ko-C La galère Magic System Anoumabo est joli Le groupe Magic System sera en concert à Abidjan, à l'hôtel Ivoire le 12 novembre et au Palais de la Culture de Treichville le 15 novembre. Magic System Ambiance Wôyô Fally Ipupa Nzoto Fally Ipupa présente, en exclusivité, sa nouvelle chanson Nzoto, dont la sortie est prévue vendredi 12 novembre. Fally Ipupa sera en concert à Bamako, au Mali, les 19 et 20 novembre. Fally Ipupa Animation

Date Night Dice
Date Night Dice #34 The Giveaway

Date Night Dice

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 113:39


On this weeks podcast we talk about our thoughts after playing both Dinosaur World and Dinosaur Island. We also talk about what we've been watching, how we are enjoying Gloomhaven on the computer and the 3 riddles to enter the Giveaway! (Don't worry Em cut a good 30 minutes of Ben and Ken trying to spoil the movie Dune.).Don't forget to listen closely for the answers to our 3 riddles. You will need 3 answers from our Podcast and then listen to the Gamecasters podcast for their 3 riddles. Then send the Gamecasters a message on Instagram with all 6 answers to be entered into the Giveaway. What can you win you ask? The Games: Arch Ravels, Unlock: Mythic Adventures, Tobago, and a Date Night Dice Date Box with the game Sushi Go! ...Board Games:Dinosaur WorldDinosaur IslandThe Kings DilemmaTv:The MaidY the Last manOnly murders in the buildingYouMovies:Dune

Ash Said It® Daily
Abiola Abrams Talks African Goddess Rising Oracle

Ash Said It® Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 13:41


Abiola Abrams has made her way to our show and we couldn't be more excited. Her spectacular African Goddess Rising Oracle Cards sold out in pre-sale so they were actually released a month earlier! Ash Brown got the cards the same week as the release and LOVES THEM! Abiola is a bright light that continues to enlighten on her beautiful journey. These cards are an amazing tool for the African Goddess within us all. She opens up about the inspiration behind this deck, why each goddess was picked and how it can enhance your life. She even did an impromptu reading on Ash. Wow! Get your African Goddess Rising Oracle Cards before they sell out…again! Web: https://womanifesting.com Follow: @abiolaTV This oracle system reaches from the continent of Africa deep throughout her diaspora. Africa is made up of over 54 diverse countries. This feminine energy deck not only includes deities, spirits, and ancestors from continental Africa, but also from diasporic countries and cultures with African retention, such as Haiti, Cuba, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica in the Caribbean, Guyana and Brazil in South America, the Garifuna communities of Central America, Louisiana and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor in the United States, and more. About: Self-Worth Midwife Abiola Abrams is a Spiritpreneur® Transformation Coach, speaker, writer and media personality and who empowers Big Vision Women find freedom from their personal fears, manifest authentic power and align with purpose. Abiola is the author of the Hay House book "African Goddess Initiation: Sacred Rituals for Self-Love, Prosperity and Joy. Her newest meditation program is called, "Enter the Goddess Temple." In addition to her online group coaching programs and courses, Abiola has given motivational advice on networks from the CW, BET and Discovery Channel to MTV and the BBC and sites and publications from the DailyOm and Match.com to Essence Magazine. Abiola also leads transformational workshops from London to the Bahamas, speaks at organizations and schools from Dropbox to Cornell University, and creates spiritual wellness retreats from Bali to Belize. The award-winning motivational speaker, transformational author, and advice columnist is passionate about midwifing conscious women leaders to breakthrough. Abiola's empowerment books include The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love. Her inspirational affirmation decks include the Sacred Self-Love Journal Cards, African Goddess Affirmation Cards and the Womanifesting Fertility Goddess Cards. With a BA in sociology and creative writing from Sarah Lawrence, MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in women's media and storytelling, Abiola's coaching certifications include neuro-linguistic programming from American Union of NLP. Her practice includes teachings in mindfulness, emotional freedom technique and intuitive mindset reprogramming . As the first person in her family born in America, Abiola is committed to using her gifts to inspire, uplift, transform and inspire. About the show: ► Website: http://www.ashsaidit.com ► Need Goli Gummies? https://go.goli.com/1loveash5 ► For $5 in ride credit, download the Lyft app using my referral link: https://www.lyft.com/ici/ASH584216 ► Want the ‘coldest' water? https://thecoldestwater.com/?ref=ashleybrown12 ► Become A Podcast Legend: http://ashsaidit.podcastersmastery.zaxaa.com/s/6543767021305 ► Review Us: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ash-said-it/id1144197789 ► SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://www.youtube.com/c/AshSaidItSuwanee ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1loveash ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/1loveAsh ► Blog: http://www.ashsaidit.com/blog ► Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/1LoveAsh/ #atlanta #ashsaidit #ashsaidthat #ashblogsit #ashsaidit® Ash Brown is a gifted American producer, blogger, speaker, media personality and event emcee. The blog on AshSaidit.com showcases exclusive event invites, product reviews and so much more. Her motivational podcast "Ash Said It Daily" is available on major media platforms such as iTunes, iHeart Radio & Google Play. This program has over half a million streams worldwide. She uses these mediums to motivate & encourage her audience in the most powerful way. She keeps it real!

Intersectional Insights
Spooky Stories Day 3: The Duennes – A Trinidad and Tobago Folklore

Intersectional Insights

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 2:59


Olivia talks about duennes, mischievous spirits from Trinidad and Tobago folklore, who target small children.   Learn More! The Duennes http://www.triniview.com/TnT/Folklore.htm   Email us! intersectionalinsights@gmail.com. Follow us!  Instagram https://www.instagram.com/isquaredpodcast/ Twitter @I_squaredpod https://twitter.com/I_SquaredPod Facebook page http://www.fb.me/ISquaredPod   Music Credit: "Expeditionary" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

New Books in American Studies
Scott Sumner, "The Money Illusion: Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy" (U Chicago Press, 2021)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 76:43


Is it possible that the consensus around what caused the 2008 Great Recession is almost entirely wrong? It's happened before. Just as Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz led the economics community in the 1960s to reevaluate its view of what caused the Great Depression, the same may be happening now to our understanding of the first economic crisis of this century. Foregoing the usual relitigating of the problems of housing markets and banking crises, renowned monetary economist Scott Sumner argues that the Great Recession came down to one thing: nominal GDP, the sum of all nominal spending in the economy, which the Federal Reserve erred in allowing to plummet.  The Money Illusion: Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy (University of Chicago Press, 2021) is an end-to-end case for this school of thought, known as market monetarism, written by its leading voice in economics. Based almost entirely on standard macroeconomic concepts, this highly accessible text lays a groundwork for a simple yet fundamentally radical understanding of how monetary policy can work best: providing a stable environment for a market economy to flourish. Scott Sumner is the Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is also Professor Emeritus at Bentley University and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

New Books in Economics
Scott Sumner, "The Money Illusion: Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy" (U Chicago Press, 2021)

New Books in Economics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 76:43


Is it possible that the consensus around what caused the 2008 Great Recession is almost entirely wrong? It's happened before. Just as Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz led the economics community in the 1960s to reevaluate its view of what caused the Great Depression, the same may be happening now to our understanding of the first economic crisis of this century. Foregoing the usual relitigating of the problems of housing markets and banking crises, renowned monetary economist Scott Sumner argues that the Great Recession came down to one thing: nominal GDP, the sum of all nominal spending in the economy, which the Federal Reserve erred in allowing to plummet.  The Money Illusion: Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy (University of Chicago Press, 2021) is an end-to-end case for this school of thought, known as market monetarism, written by its leading voice in economics. Based almost entirely on standard macroeconomic concepts, this highly accessible text lays a groundwork for a simple yet fundamentally radical understanding of how monetary policy can work best: providing a stable environment for a market economy to flourish. Scott Sumner is the Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is also Professor Emeritus at Bentley University and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/economics

New Books in Public Policy
Scott Sumner, "The Money Illusion: Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy" (U Chicago Press, 2021)

New Books in Public Policy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 76:43


Is it possible that the consensus around what caused the 2008 Great Recession is almost entirely wrong? It's happened before. Just as Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz led the economics community in the 1960s to reevaluate its view of what caused the Great Depression, the same may be happening now to our understanding of the first economic crisis of this century. Foregoing the usual relitigating of the problems of housing markets and banking crises, renowned monetary economist Scott Sumner argues that the Great Recession came down to one thing: nominal GDP, the sum of all nominal spending in the economy, which the Federal Reserve erred in allowing to plummet.  The Money Illusion: Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy (University of Chicago Press, 2021) is an end-to-end case for this school of thought, known as market monetarism, written by its leading voice in economics. Based almost entirely on standard macroeconomic concepts, this highly accessible text lays a groundwork for a simple yet fundamentally radical understanding of how monetary policy can work best: providing a stable environment for a market economy to flourish. Scott Sumner is the Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is also Professor Emeritus at Bentley University and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/public-policy

New Books in Politics
Scott Sumner, "The Money Illusion: Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy" (U Chicago Press, 2021)

New Books in Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 76:43


Is it possible that the consensus around what caused the 2008 Great Recession is almost entirely wrong? It's happened before. Just as Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz led the economics community in the 1960s to reevaluate its view of what caused the Great Depression, the same may be happening now to our understanding of the first economic crisis of this century. Foregoing the usual relitigating of the problems of housing markets and banking crises, renowned monetary economist Scott Sumner argues that the Great Recession came down to one thing: nominal GDP, the sum of all nominal spending in the economy, which the Federal Reserve erred in allowing to plummet.  The Money Illusion: Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy (University of Chicago Press, 2021) is an end-to-end case for this school of thought, known as market monetarism, written by its leading voice in economics. Based almost entirely on standard macroeconomic concepts, this highly accessible text lays a groundwork for a simple yet fundamentally radical understanding of how monetary policy can work best: providing a stable environment for a market economy to flourish. Scott Sumner is the Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is also Professor Emeritus at Bentley University and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/politics-and-polemics

New Books Network
Scott Sumner, "The Money Illusion: Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy" (U Chicago Press, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 76:43


Is it possible that the consensus around what caused the 2008 Great Recession is almost entirely wrong? It's happened before. Just as Milton Friedman and Anna Schwartz led the economics community in the 1960s to reevaluate its view of what caused the Great Depression, the same may be happening now to our understanding of the first economic crisis of this century. Foregoing the usual relitigating of the problems of housing markets and banking crises, renowned monetary economist Scott Sumner argues that the Great Recession came down to one thing: nominal GDP, the sum of all nominal spending in the economy, which the Federal Reserve erred in allowing to plummet.  The Money Illusion: Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy (University of Chicago Press, 2021) is an end-to-end case for this school of thought, known as market monetarism, written by its leading voice in economics. Based almost entirely on standard macroeconomic concepts, this highly accessible text lays a groundwork for a simple yet fundamentally radical understanding of how monetary policy can work best: providing a stable environment for a market economy to flourish. Scott Sumner is the Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is also Professor Emeritus at Bentley University and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

C'est arrivé demain
Frédéric Taddeï avec Nicolas Hervieu, Pierre Valentin et Tina Tobago

C'est arrivé demain

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 38:11


Intellectuels, chefs d'entreprises, artistes, hommes et femmes politiques... Frédéric Taddeï reçoit des personnalités de tous horizons pour éclairer différemment et prendre du recul sur l'actualité de la semaine écoulée le samedi. Même recette le dimanche pour anticiper la semaine à venir. Un rendez-vous emblématique pour mieux comprendre l'air du temps et la complexité de notre monde.

Depictions Media
PAHO Media Update On Covid-19 October 20 2021

Depictions Media

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 58:16


Over the last week, there were nearly 817,000 new COVID infections and over 18,000 COVID-related deaths reported in the Americas.Cases are dropping across North America, although we're seeing hospitalizations increase in Canada's eastern provinces and deaths increase in Mexico.COVID infections and deaths have gone down in most countries of Central America.In South America, while most countries are seeing continued reductions in cases and deaths, Bolivia and Venezuela are reporting a rise in new infections.However, the situation is more severe in the Caribbean.The Dominican Republic and Barbados are reporting over 40% jumps in new cases over the last week—in fact, half of Barbados's cumulative COVID infections since the pandemic began have been reported in the last month. Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Martinique are also seeing a jump in new infections. And cases remain high in Saint Martin, Saint Kits and Nevis, Anguilla, and the Cayman Islands.

New Books in Politics
Marco Dondi, "Outgrowing Capitalism: Rethinking Money to Reshape Society and Pursue Purpose" (Fast Company Press, 2021)

New Books in Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 72:01


It's time to rethink how we create and allocate money In Outgrowing Capitalism: Rethinking Money to Reshape Society and Pursue Purpose (Fast Company Press, 2021), Marco Dondi sheds light on the fact that most people do not have the economic security to focus on purpose and life fulfillment. He proposes that this is not the way things have to be; there is an alternative.  In a quest to change our economic system to cater for everyone, he identifies deep issues in how money is created and allocated and connects these to capitalism. He shows that the assumptions and circumstances that made capitalism a success are no longer true today and then describes a new socio-economic model, Monetism.  Dondi's solution is to provide a pragmatic roadmap to institutionalize Monetism and solve societal issues that seemed as permanent as time. Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/politics-and-polemics

New Books Network
Marco Dondi, "Outgrowing Capitalism: Rethinking Money to Reshape Society and Pursue Purpose" (Fast Company Press, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 72:01


It's time to rethink how we create and allocate money In Outgrowing Capitalism: Rethinking Money to Reshape Society and Pursue Purpose (Fast Company Press, 2021), Marco Dondi sheds light on the fact that most people do not have the economic security to focus on purpose and life fulfillment. He proposes that this is not the way things have to be; there is an alternative.  In a quest to change our economic system to cater for everyone, he identifies deep issues in how money is created and allocated and connects these to capitalism. He shows that the assumptions and circumstances that made capitalism a success are no longer true today and then describes a new socio-economic model, Monetism.  Dondi's solution is to provide a pragmatic roadmap to institutionalize Monetism and solve societal issues that seemed as permanent as time. Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

DeeJay Rasta
MizFitz Radio - Caribbean Connection - 8 Oct 21

DeeJay Rasta

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 121:24


Caribbean Connection is your direct connection to the Caribbean for your island needs. You'll hear the newest and hottest tracks trending directly from the islands of Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and more. Nothing but VIBES on a Friday!!! Check out DJ Rasta Live in the mix every Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm PST (9:00 – 11:00pm EST) only on KMFZ-DB MizFitz Radio, the home of the independent artists. www.MizFitzRadio.com www.Facebook.com/MizFitzRadio www.Instagram.com/MizFitzRadio www.Twitter.com/MizFitzRadio www.DeejayRasta.com www.Facebook.com/RastaLivesMusic www.Instagram.com/RastaLivesMusic www.Twitter.com/LivesRasta

Fringe Radio Network
Sarah Westall - Explanation of the Bio Weapon

Fringe Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 27:28


In a Vaccine Response News Conference in Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Michael McDowell explains the covert agenda of the creation of the SARSCoV2 pandemic. This is the best most concise explanation I have seen on the COVID mRNA BioWeapon agenda. This is a must see for everyone. Support the show by signing up SarahWestall.TV or Ebener (what is Ebener??)! Sign up at SarahWestall.com/Subscribe

Burdie & Barney Podcast
Jan-Michael Williams (Pt 2): The ups and downs--Hart, DJW, and W Connection

Burdie & Barney Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 91:23


HFX Wanderers goalkeeper coach and former Trinidad and Tobago international stand-out and three-time Gold Cup custodian Jan-Michael Williams lifts the lid on the impact of ex-TTFA president David John-Williams on the Soca Warriors, his controversial W Connection exit, premature international retirement, and THAT injury against Honduras which caused a split in coach Stephen Hart's technical squad.Subscribe for free to the Burdie and Barney Show for our entire archive of interviews at Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, or TuneIn Radio, or follow us at Wired868's YouTube Channel!

New Books in World Affairs
Ozan Ozavci, "Dangerous Gifts: Imperialism, Security, and Civil Wars in the Levant, 1798-1864" (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books in World Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 61:28


From Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of Egypt in 1798 to the foreign interventions in the ongoing civil wars in Syria, Yemen, and Libya today, global empires or the so-called Great Powers have long assumed the responsibility to bring security in the Middle East.  The past two centuries have witnessed their numerous military occupations to 'liberate', 'secure' and 'educate' local populations. They staged first 'humanitarian' interventions in history and established hitherto unseen international and local security institutions.  Consulting fresh primary sources collected from some thirty archives in the Middle East, Russia, the United States, and Western Europe, Dangerous Gifts: : Imperialism, Security, and Civil Wars in the Levant, 1798-1864 (Oxford University Press, 2021) revisits the late eighteenth and nineteenth century origins of these imperial security practices. It explicates how it all began.  Why did Great Power interventions in the Ottoman Levant tend to result in further turmoil and civil wars? Why has the region been embroiled in a paradox-an ever-increasing demand despite the increasing supply of security-ever since?  It embeds this highly pertinent genealogical history into an innovative and captivating narrative around the Eastern Question, emancipating the latter from the monopoly of Great Power politics, and foregrounding the experience of the Levantine actors.  It explores the gradual yet still forceful opening up of the latter's economies to global free trade, the asymmetrical implementation of international law in their perspective, and the secondary importance attached to their threat perceptions in a world where political and economic decisions were ultimately made through the filter of global imperial interests. Available via Open Access here. Ozan Ozavci is Assistant Professor of Transimperial History at Utrecht University, and associate member at the Centre d'Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques in Paris. Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/world-affairs

New Books Network
Ozan Ozavci, "Dangerous Gifts: Imperialism, Security, and Civil Wars in the Levant, 1798-1864" (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 61:28


From Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of Egypt in 1798 to the foreign interventions in the ongoing civil wars in Syria, Yemen, and Libya today, global empires or the so-called Great Powers have long assumed the responsibility to bring security in the Middle East.  The past two centuries have witnessed their numerous military occupations to 'liberate', 'secure' and 'educate' local populations. They staged first 'humanitarian' interventions in history and established hitherto unseen international and local security institutions.  Consulting fresh primary sources collected from some thirty archives in the Middle East, Russia, the United States, and Western Europe, Dangerous Gifts: : Imperialism, Security, and Civil Wars in the Levant, 1798-1864 (Oxford University Press, 2021) revisits the late eighteenth and nineteenth century origins of these imperial security practices. It explicates how it all began.  Why did Great Power interventions in the Ottoman Levant tend to result in further turmoil and civil wars? Why has the region been embroiled in a paradox-an ever-increasing demand despite the increasing supply of security-ever since?  It embeds this highly pertinent genealogical history into an innovative and captivating narrative around the Eastern Question, emancipating the latter from the monopoly of Great Power politics, and foregrounding the experience of the Levantine actors.  It explores the gradual yet still forceful opening up of the latter's economies to global free trade, the asymmetrical implementation of international law in their perspective, and the secondary importance attached to their threat perceptions in a world where political and economic decisions were ultimately made through the filter of global imperial interests. Available via Open Access here. Ozan Ozavci is Assistant Professor of Transimperial History at Utrecht University, and associate member at the Centre d'Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques in Paris. Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in History
Ozan Ozavci, "Dangerous Gifts: Imperialism, Security, and Civil Wars in the Levant, 1798-1864" (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 61:28


From Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of Egypt in 1798 to the foreign interventions in the ongoing civil wars in Syria, Yemen, and Libya today, global empires or the so-called Great Powers have long assumed the responsibility to bring security in the Middle East.  The past two centuries have witnessed their numerous military occupations to 'liberate', 'secure' and 'educate' local populations. They staged first 'humanitarian' interventions in history and established hitherto unseen international and local security institutions.  Consulting fresh primary sources collected from some thirty archives in the Middle East, Russia, the United States, and Western Europe, Dangerous Gifts: : Imperialism, Security, and Civil Wars in the Levant, 1798-1864 (Oxford University Press, 2021) revisits the late eighteenth and nineteenth century origins of these imperial security practices. It explicates how it all began.  Why did Great Power interventions in the Ottoman Levant tend to result in further turmoil and civil wars? Why has the region been embroiled in a paradox-an ever-increasing demand despite the increasing supply of security-ever since?  It embeds this highly pertinent genealogical history into an innovative and captivating narrative around the Eastern Question, emancipating the latter from the monopoly of Great Power politics, and foregrounding the experience of the Levantine actors.  It explores the gradual yet still forceful opening up of the latter's economies to global free trade, the asymmetrical implementation of international law in their perspective, and the secondary importance attached to their threat perceptions in a world where political and economic decisions were ultimately made through the filter of global imperial interests. Available via Open Access here. Ozan Ozavci is Assistant Professor of Transimperial History at Utrecht University, and associate member at the Centre d'Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques in Paris. Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Middle Eastern Studies
Ozan Ozavci, "Dangerous Gifts: Imperialism, Security, and Civil Wars in the Levant, 1798-1864" (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books in Middle Eastern Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 61:28


From Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of Egypt in 1798 to the foreign interventions in the ongoing civil wars in Syria, Yemen, and Libya today, global empires or the so-called Great Powers have long assumed the responsibility to bring security in the Middle East.  The past two centuries have witnessed their numerous military occupations to 'liberate', 'secure' and 'educate' local populations. They staged first 'humanitarian' interventions in history and established hitherto unseen international and local security institutions.  Consulting fresh primary sources collected from some thirty archives in the Middle East, Russia, the United States, and Western Europe, Dangerous Gifts: : Imperialism, Security, and Civil Wars in the Levant, 1798-1864 (Oxford University Press, 2021) revisits the late eighteenth and nineteenth century origins of these imperial security practices. It explicates how it all began.  Why did Great Power interventions in the Ottoman Levant tend to result in further turmoil and civil wars? Why has the region been embroiled in a paradox-an ever-increasing demand despite the increasing supply of security-ever since?  It embeds this highly pertinent genealogical history into an innovative and captivating narrative around the Eastern Question, emancipating the latter from the monopoly of Great Power politics, and foregrounding the experience of the Levantine actors.  It explores the gradual yet still forceful opening up of the latter's economies to global free trade, the asymmetrical implementation of international law in their perspective, and the secondary importance attached to their threat perceptions in a world where political and economic decisions were ultimately made through the filter of global imperial interests. Available via Open Access here. Ozan Ozavci is Assistant Professor of Transimperial History at Utrecht University, and associate member at the Centre d'Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques in Paris. Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/middle-eastern-studies

New Books in Military History
Ozan Ozavci, "Dangerous Gifts: Imperialism, Security, and Civil Wars in the Levant, 1798-1864" (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books in Military History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 61:28


From Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of Egypt in 1798 to the foreign interventions in the ongoing civil wars in Syria, Yemen, and Libya today, global empires or the so-called Great Powers have long assumed the responsibility to bring security in the Middle East.  The past two centuries have witnessed their numerous military occupations to 'liberate', 'secure' and 'educate' local populations. They staged first 'humanitarian' interventions in history and established hitherto unseen international and local security institutions.  Consulting fresh primary sources collected from some thirty archives in the Middle East, Russia, the United States, and Western Europe, Dangerous Gifts: : Imperialism, Security, and Civil Wars in the Levant, 1798-1864 (Oxford University Press, 2021) revisits the late eighteenth and nineteenth century origins of these imperial security practices. It explicates how it all began.  Why did Great Power interventions in the Ottoman Levant tend to result in further turmoil and civil wars? Why has the region been embroiled in a paradox-an ever-increasing demand despite the increasing supply of security-ever since?  It embeds this highly pertinent genealogical history into an innovative and captivating narrative around the Eastern Question, emancipating the latter from the monopoly of Great Power politics, and foregrounding the experience of the Levantine actors.  It explores the gradual yet still forceful opening up of the latter's economies to global free trade, the asymmetrical implementation of international law in their perspective, and the secondary importance attached to their threat perceptions in a world where political and economic decisions were ultimately made through the filter of global imperial interests. Available via Open Access here. Ozan Ozavci is Assistant Professor of Transimperial History at Utrecht University, and associate member at the Centre d'Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques in Paris. Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/military-history

What A Word!
68. Who Feels It Knows It! w/ Carol Addison Lewis, Creative, Worship Leader & Chaplain

What A Word!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 41:14


Resources Mentioned https://www.griefshare.org Carol Addison Lewis has established a strong presence in the world of business, music and ministry, in the United States, and around the world. Her career began in Trinidad and Tobago where, as an R&B singer, her music quickly climbed the charts of the airways and television. She was a household name. She received her first recording contract through KH records. The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, attended the launching of her very first album. Later, she shared the stage with many internationally acclaimed starts, such as, Michael Jackson, Pattie LaBelle, Lionel Ritchie, Cindy Lauper, James Brown, Phyllis Hyman, Millie Jackson, Roberta Flack, KC and the Sunshine Band, Natalie Cole, Sister Sledge, Kool and the Gang, The Spinners, The Commodores, Mongo Santa Maria, Teddy Pendergrass, Israel Houghton of Israel and New Breed and many others. Ms. Addison developed several businesses including her distributorships with Diamite Corporation and Symmetry Corporation which grossed millions of dollars over several years. She was recognized by both companies for outstanding performance. She travelled locally and around the world to train and develop business groups in areas of business skills and in Nutrition. In addition she produced and hosted several radio and television programs. Today Carol is committed to expanding her horizons in service of the kingdom of God. Her life has been transformed by the Holy Spirit. She is driven by the desire to win souls for Christ. Through her music ministry, she spreads the good news of the Gospel, locally and abroad. She is ordained as an Elder and functions in leadership in the body of Christ. For several years she led the Praise and Worship plus the Music department at His Majesty International Fellowship in Brooklyn, New York. She is a Chaplain with the New York Regional Police Association where she serves the community in the privileged capacity of God's hand extended. Today she is participating in a volunteer project at Brooklyn Hospital --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/whataword/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whataword/support

The Blue Testament: for Sporting KC fans
Man on the Moon - Shades of Blue

The Blue Testament: for Sporting KC fans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 25:15


We didn't plan on doing a show where Thad gets upset and rants about the Trinidad & Tobago match four years after the fact... but here we are! Sporting KC has fallen five points behind the Sounders, but they've got one more chance to reel them in. After failing to assist SKC in taking down Seattle, the Vancouver Whitecaps are next up on Sunday. The USMNT's loss to Panama was a shock after several strong showings. Will we ever ever over the T&T game? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Aunti Oni Story Village *!*

On the island of Trinidad, you will find this folktale on what goes around comes around. Roti is a flatbread from India, filled with curried meat, seafood, and or vegetables. A popular lunch in Trinidad & Tobago, India and where ever you find people who love delicious food!The Roti Lady (c) Oni Lasana (adaptation)Music: Back in Trinidad by Tiki TikiMusic Mix & Mastered by DJ King CanalSee Aunti Oni here; Aunti Oni.funIf you love The Roti Lady story, show you care and share it with your family & friends everywhere, thanks!Remember!"The evil you do, comes back to you, the good you do comes back fa' true." Support Aunti Oni Story Village & donate. Thanks! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Burdie & Barney Podcast
Jan-Michael Williams (Pt 1): Being number one and Rene Simoes' lessons

Burdie & Barney Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 98:13


HFX Wanderers goalkeeper coach and ex-Trinidad and Tobago international stand-out and three-time Gold Cup custodian Jan-Michael Williams talks to Burdie and Barney about tough lessons at the 2001 U-17 World Cup, racism in Hungary, and the mental, physical and psychological preparation necessary to become a high level international footballer.Subscribe for free to the Burdie and Barney Show for our entire archive of interviews at Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, or TuneIn Radio, or follow us at Wired868's YouTube Channel!

Couleurs tropicales
Couleurs tropicales - Le Talk Show avec 2Boyz, Chantal Loïal et Ozaguin

Couleurs tropicales

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 48:30


L'artiste centrafricain Ozaguin. Il est actuellement à l'affiche d'un spectacle musical mis en scène par Kientega Pingdéwindé Gérard (KPG), conteur burkinabè.Le groupe ivoirien 2Boyz en tournée européenne jusqu'au 12 octobre 2021.Chantal Loial, directrice artistique de la compagnie Difé Kako, présente la 5ème édition du Mois Kréyol, un festival pluridisciplinaire et itinérant qui aura lieu du 9 octobre au 28 novembre 2021 en Ile-de-France, à Strasbourg, à Mulhouse, à La Réunion, à Trinité-et-Tobago, à Bordeaux et à Nantes. Cliquez sur le nom de l'artiste pour en savoir plus, et sur les titres des chansons pour visionner leur clip : Live 2Boyz C'est ça qui est ça 2Boyz Chauffer 2Boyz feat Josey La vérité Ozaguin Tangani Tony Chasseur Bèlè big band Ozaguin feat HK Deborah

Wanda's Picks
Wanda's Picks Radio Show

Wanda's Picks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 136:00


This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!  1. Akilah Jaramogi, Forester, Environmental Consultant, Social Entrepreneur and Cultural Activist. is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project in St. Ann's, Trinidad and Tobago. The jeweler is a proud Merikin descendant, and the Co-founder, past president and CEO of the Merikin Heritage Foundation. 2. Sasha Briscoe, Statewide President, Allensworth Friends; Carmen Setness, Community Outreach Coordinator, San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) join us to talk about the Rededication, Sat., Oct. 9 @Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.  3. Michael Burdette, President of Hylife-Ocity Productions based in Oakland and artist Anessa Strings. 4. Andrea Chung, Artist joins us to talk about her exhibit at Tyler Park in LA: "We Was Girls Together," through Oct. 30.   

Checkmate
Caribbean Debt Default and The EU Hypocrisy

Checkmate

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 22:25


On this episode, The Yaad speak to Trinidad and Tobago's economist Marla Dukharan. Ms. Dukharan is a point of reference for monitoring regional developments and country-level economic performance, and is known for leading discussions and publishing reports on the Caribbean implications of global geopolitical developments. On this episode, she spoke to The Yaad about her predictions of debt default that some Caribbean economies will resort to and how other countries who were in the same predicament, handled debt dafault. She also went into details behind her 2020 statements, "The EU as an institution has adopted a discriminatory stance against some of the world's smallest and most disadvantaged countries”. Song: Truth & Rights - Protoje ft Mortimer To view the notes used for this episode, visit our website at: https://www.tenementyaadmedia.com/ Don't forget to follow us on our social media Twitter: https://twitter.com/tenementyaad_?lan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tenementyaad_/?hl=en Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9HHvNiUNWqCBaUy-tXi_-A Want to support The Yaad monetary? Click here to make a donation --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/checkment-politics/support

Climactic
The Fire These Times | Solarpunk, Youth Liberation and Why Revolution Needs Therapy (with Saint Andrew)

Climactic

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 84:18


This is a conversation with Andrew, the Solarpunk Anarchist from Trinidad and Tobago behind the YouTube channel 'Saint Andrewism.' Topics Discussed What is Solarpunk? Solarpunk Anarchism? The problem with Greenwashing How to talk about the climate & problems with the climate movement Generational shifts in the climate movement The importance of intersectionality Switzerland's voting patterns and the reaction to Covid-19 (tangent on my part) Why the revolution needs therapy (Reading Ashanti Alston & bell hooks, community care and solidarity, dealing with emotional baggage in revolutionary settings) Everyone needs feminism, including men The risks of psychologizing patriarchal oppression (brought up episode 27) Mutual Aid Emotional Anarchism (brought up episodes 59/60) On social media and their limitations Growing up in Trinidad + some chat about that specific context (legacies of colonialism, colorism, patriarchy, class divides, government corruption, education system, black capitalism, crime) Some interesting Trinidad and Lebanon intersections/differences Addressing Gen-Zers as a Gen-Zer Learning from past movements' mistakes and successes The past being taboo in Lebanon Intersections between Solar Punk and Afro-Futurism The radical roots of carnival (Trinidad, Notting Hill) Discussions within anarchism Recommended Books Anarchy by Errico Malatesta The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy by Murray Bookchin If you like what I do, please consider supporting this project with only 1$ a month on Patreon or on BuyMeACoffee.com. You can also do so directly on PayPal if you prefer. If you can't donate anything, you can still support this project by sharing with your friends and leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts! Support the show: https://www.climactic.fm/p/support-the-collective/

New Books Network
Celeste Mohammed, “Home” The Common magazine (Spring, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 39:32


Celeste Mohammed speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her story “Home,” which appears in The Common's spring issue. In this conversation, Celeste talks about her novel-in-stories, Pleasantview, and why it was important to her to write a book that shows all the complexities and difficulties of island life, with characters who break out of the stereotypical West Indian personality Americans often expect. She also discusses Trinidad's multicultural society, her choice to write dialogue in patois, and her essay “Split Me in Two,” about being mixed-race during the election of Vice President Kamala Harris. Celeste Mohammed's debut novel-in-stories, Pleasantview, published this year. Her work has appeared in the New England Review, LitMag, Epiphany, and The Rumpus, among other places. She is the recipient of a 2018 PEN / Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, the 2019 Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction, and the 2017 John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Celeste graduated from Lesley University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with an MFA in creative writing. Read her story in The Common at thecommononline.org/home-celeste-mohammed. Read more about Celeste and her work at thecursivem.com. Purchase Pleasantview here. Below is a list of books and writers from the Caribbean and the West Indies that Celeste recommended in the podcast: Book of the Little Axe by Lauren Francis-Sharma The Undiscovered Country by Andre Bagoo Golden Child by Claire Adam Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey Home Home by Lisa Allen-Agostini The Common is a print and online literary magazine publishing stories, essays, and poems that deepen our collective sense of place. On our podcast and in our pages, The Common features established and emerging writers from around the world. Read more and subscribe to the magazine at thecommononline.org, and follow us on Twitter @CommonMag. Emily Everett is managing editor of the magazine and host of the podcast. Her stories appear in the Kenyon Review, Electric Literature, Tin House Online, and Mississippi Review. She holds an MA in literature from Queen Mary University of London, and a BA from Smith College. Say hello on Twitter @Public_Emily. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books Network
Jytte Klausen, "Western Jihadism: A Thirty Year History" (Oxford UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 64:23


Western Jihadism: A Thirty Year History (Oxford University Press, 2021) tells the story of how Al Qaeda grew in the West. In forensic and compelling detail, Jytte Klausen traces how Islamist revolutionaries exiled in Europe and North America in the 1990s helped create and control one of the world's most impactful terrorist movements--and how, after the near-obliteration of the organization during the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, they helped build it again. She shows how the diffusion of Islamist terrorism to Europe and North America has been driven, not by local grievances of Western Muslims, but by the strategic priorities of the international Salafi-jihadist revolutionary movement. That movement has adapted to Western repertoires of protest: agitating for armed insurrection and religious revivalism in the name of a warped version of Islam. The jihadists-Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, and their many affiliates and associates--also proved to be amazingly resilient. Again and again, the movement recovered from major setbacks. Appealing to disaffected Muslims of immigrant origin and alienated converts to Islam, Jihadist groups continue to recruit new adherents in Europe and North America, street-side in neighborhoods, in jails, and online through increasingly clandestine platforms. Taking a comparative and historical approach, deploying cutting-edge analytical tools, and drawing on her unparalleled database of up to 6,500 Western jihadist extremists and their networks, Klausen has produced the most comprehensive account yet of the origins of Western jihadism and its role in the global movement. Jytte Klausen is the Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation at Brandeis University and an Affiliate at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. Kirk Meighoo is Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress, the Official Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago. His career has spanned media, academia, and politics for three decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

Bomani Jones shares his reactions to Lamar Jackson leading the Ravens to victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on SNF (1:37), as well as Deshaun Watson's continued unexplained absence for the Texans (14:10). Plus, an IYHH including rapper Nicki Minaj's claims about her cousin's friend's swollen testicles in Trinidad (23:32) and your voicemails from the worst instances of “hearsay” you've ever witnessed (43:10). Although, it ended up really just being the wildest lies! IYHH Stories @dalvin_brown says Roomba's AI may avoid dog feces now, but data security issues persist:  https://wapo.st/3AtEbPl A study conducted by The University of Michigan finds U.S. college students hit 40-year high for marijuana use: https://bit.ly/3nR7at1 @EOckerman: No, Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend doesn't have swollen testicles from the COVID vaccine, says the Trinidad and Tobago health minister: https://bit.ly/39rHsCM

Bubble Bath Stories
Viral Retweet

Bubble Bath Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 17:11


Hey Duckies. Welcome back! This past week, Nicki Minaj got in some hot water with her Tweets. In a post she put up after responding to why she wasn't at the Met Gala, Minaj made a claim about the COVID-19 Vaccine and the side effects. Naturally, people took that and ran with it! We had late-night talking heads like Tucker Carlson using it as fuel for his Far Right-Wing claims. There were Health Officials for Trinidad and Tobago hunting down this man Minaj mentioned, who allegedly had “swollen testicles” after his vaccination. The Prime Minister of England was even questioned on this matter! Talk about unintentional side effects. There have been people coming down on Minaj about accountability and the use of her platform. But on Bubble Bath Stories, we wonder why these official figure heads are even using her as a source. After reading through the Twitter threads, the whole tweet may not even be getting read in context in the news world. (Big surprise there!). The world has decided to use this to fan each of their respective flames. And the Rubber Ducky Gang has decided to throw their Two Cents in! But you let us know! Who is to blame when theses posts go out of control? Should we cut Nicki Minaj some slack? Should Tucker Carlson get a new job? Check Out The Reactions To Nicki Minaj's Infamous Tweet: www.wired.com/story/nicki-minaj-vaccine-twitter/amp https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/15/nicki-minaj-health-officials-in-uk-and-trinidad-refute-false-claim-covid-shots-cause-swollen-testicles-.html To keep you with the Ducks in charge follow: Bubblebathstories.co FB & IG: @Bubblebathstories Nicky Trendz IG: @nickyTRENDZ Manny Oso IG: @gotnotime4diss

MTMV Sports Podcast Network
Interview with Stephen Julien Semi Pro Women's Team Owner and Urban Not Average Board Member, Benefits of Praying and Waiting on God, and How to Encourage Yourself with Positive Confessions

MTMV Sports Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 29:10


My guest interviewee Stephen Julien was born in Trinidad and Tobago, and he came to Boston, MA at the age of 6. As he grew older, basketball became a great outlet for him to stay out of trouble. At the age of 19, he was offered the opportunity to coach his high school CYO team, where they went on to win the cities. Even since then, he fell in love with coaching basketball. 10 years later, while also coaching in all the women's tournaments, he started up a semi-pro women's program called The Boston Bombers out of the WBCBL. He took a try at the ABA men's division and continued a successful program. In 2021, he has embarked on a team in the WABA called The New England TrailBlazers, which he plans on hiring at least 80% women on his staff to give them the opportunity to one day own their own team or get other job opportunities on the college or NBA level. His Women's Team IG page: @newenglandtrailblazers On Quiet Time with God segment, I talk about the benefits of praying and waiting on God. On Mental Health Check In, I talk about how to speak life, love, and power on yourself and lift your spirits up. My name is Keisha Swafford and I am a sports freelancer in Louisiana who is on my own spiritual and mental health journey. I started this podcast to hone my skills as a sports journalist, share my love for God, and fall in love with myself. I love talking sports with people in the industry, and I love helping people with their mental, physical, and spiritual health through sports podcasting, connecting with others, and networking. Join me for sports talk and self-discovery! I drop episodes every Monday at 7 am! Stay brave, stay bold, and stay ballin! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mtmv/support

Concert Honesty
#222—Duvone Stewart

Concert Honesty

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 62:52


Duvone is the arranger and music director of Renegades Steel Orchestra in Trinidad and Tobago. It was a pleasure to talk with him about his background and get into some discussions about the steel band culture and history and issues of respect of the culture in the steelband community.I hope you enjoy this podcast as much as I did.

Markley, van Camp and Robbins
Markley, van Camp and Robbins | September 17, 2021

Markley, van Camp and Robbins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 116:12


M&R have been looking forward to Friday all week long. As we watch the border crisis get more out of control, the Biden administration actively tries to prevent accurate coverage by the media. The need for vaccine boosters is being determined, but we are seeing more cases of break through cases, and still no addressing of natural immunities. Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago felt their time was wasted investigating the claims of Nicki Minaj, and they sounded off about it. An Ohio mayor told the school board they were guilty of child pornography, and demanded resignignations or they would face charges. American Airlines removed an asthmatic toddler from a flight, while the child can be heard struggling to breathe in video from the flight. Bill Maher interviewed Jimmy Kimmel, and Maher demonstrates why he may be liberals' voice of common sense. We were told that Americans that wanted to leave Afghanistan would be evacuated, and Ned Price tries to explain why there are still Americans there that want out. General Mark Milley is said to have communicated with China in a very treasonous way, and the general sloughed off the accusations, calling those types of calls “routine.” A Friday Five to honor National Women's Friendship Day -- Best Women Bands.

Rich Zeoli
Overbearing Travel Regulations Will Harm The Travel Industry (Full Zeoli Show 09-17-21)

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 186:22


Today on the Zeoli Show,  the big story today was a mother with a 2-year-old son was forced off a plane after the child, suffering an asthma attack, wasn't wearing a mask while on the plane. these over regulating enforcements used instead of common sense when it comes to children is causing unnecessary pain for families with children. Trinidad and Tobago's health minister launched an investigation into vaccine side-effects claimed by American rapper Nicki Minaj and President Biden wants to let the IRS spy on your bank accounts.  Photo: Getty Images.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Markley, van Camp and Robbins
Markley, van Camp and Robbins | September 16, 2021

Markley, van Camp and Robbins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 115:53


The Boys are glad to report all is good in Camp Van Camp. President Joe Biden has full confidence in General Mark Milley, yet JenPsaki completely lies while she is not answering questions. President Biden totally blanked on the Prime Minister of Australia's name, and introduced him as, “That fellow Down Under.” Nicki Minaj took to Instagram on Wednesday to address the outrage over her opinion, and Trinidad and Tobago authorities felt the need to investigate her claims. The Border crisis is slamming Del Rio with thousands waiting to get in, but don't ask the White House about vaccinating illegal immigrants. The Durham Report will call for an indictment of Michael Sussman, a lawyer with ties to the Democratic National Committee. Tucker Carlson spoke with Rose McGowan, and discussed how the Democratic Party protected Jeff Epstein. The disappearance of Gabby Petito is in the news more, but her boyfriend is not cooperating with authorities, and has been named a person of interest. Schools districts across the country are struggling to fill most positions, and Jordan Peterson talks about the drastic increase in a college education.

Average Joe Finances
Ep 59 - What DIY Investors Need to Succeed with Brendan Lee Young

Average Joe Finances

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 50:00


Join Mike Cavaggioni and Brendan Lee Young on the 59th episode of the Average Joe Finances Podcast as they talk about what DIY investors need to succeed. Brendan is the CEO and co-founder of Passiv, a portfolio management tool designed to help self-directed investors manage and grow their wealth. At Passiv, they believe that our money should work hard for us and not the other way around. And so, Passiv allows investors to easily manage their portfolios by automatically calculating trades and bringing their portfolio back on track with just one click. Today, Brendan shares experience building the software and working with DIY investors on the platform.In this episode, you'll learn:● The benefits of managing your own portfolio as a self-directed investor● The importance of being “financially woke” before using Passiv to manage your portfolio● What other premium features Passiv provides under their yearly flat-fee subscription● Why you should focus your allocations on index funds as opposed to speculative bets.● How you can get started as a DIY investor with the help of Passiv and their team● And much more!About Brendan Lee Young:Brendan Lee Young is originally from Trinidad and Tobago, a small twin-island in the Caribbean. He migrated to Canada to become an entrepreneur, which stemmed from his passion for financial independence. Brendan worked in the tech industry for a few years to learn how large tech corporations run. And eventually, he co-created Passiv, a portfolio management tool for online brokers, with Brendan Wood. The idea of Passiv came about soon after Young and Wood met. They discovered they were both disillusioned with the status quo of investing: paying high fees for active management of investment products, with nothing to show for it. Then again, even when they turned to passive investing, the Brendans found there were still tedious aspects to managing their investments. And so, Young and Wood decided to build a tool to free them from monotonous tasks, a tool that automatically calculates the trades needed to keep a portfolio close to its target allocation. After that, they soon realized that other investors would benefit from this tool, so Passiv was born. Since then, their team has grown, and hundreds of Canadians manage their money with Passiv, saving on management fees and spending less time with Excel.Find Brendan Lee Young on: Website: https://passiv.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendanleeyoung/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeamPassiv/Twitter: https://twitter.com/brendanleeyoungAverage Joe Finances:Our social media links can be found here: flow.page/avgjoefinances