Settlement that is bigger than a village but smaller than a city
This week we have a wonderful conversation with photographer Houston Vandergriff and his mother Katie. We discuss education, advocacy, focusing on the positives and the importance of finding your passion. Houston has traveled the world and his pictures communicate its beauty in the most breath taking ways. Houston's website: https://www.downsandtowns.com/ Episode Transcript: https://ifweknewthen701833686.wordpress.com/2022/01/20/87-downs-towns-our-conversation-with-houston-vandergriff/2/ Please follow us on Twitter @ifweknewthenPOD you can drop us a line on our Facebook page @ifweknewthenPOD or visit our website https://www.IfWeKnewThen.com to send us an email with questions and comments. You can join our mailing list there and get alerts of future podcast episodes. Thank you again and we look forward to you joining us on the next episode of IF WE KNEW THEN.
Introduction: It was a tale of two nights for the Timberwolves. After a resilient win over the Knicks in which Wolves players -- most notably Karl-Anthony Towns -- gushed about being able to come through in big moments and battle through adversity, the Wolves melted down in the third quarter of Thursday's back-to-back against Atlanta in an 134-122 loss. Anthony Edwards was ejected. Karl-Anthony Towns had a flagrant foul and constantly battled officials. And afterward, D'Angelo Russell talked about the need for Towns to walk the line with his emotions. 12:00: Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen joins the show to talk about his recent stretch of strong play in the absence of Cam Talbot. He also talks about his relationship with Talbot, the developmental curve for a young goalie and how he got his start in hockey. 22:00: An update on the Vikings' search for a new coach and GM, plus Rand gives his thoughts on how likely a Kirk Cousins trade is this offseason.
The four people killed in the air raids were all civilians, which served as a stark message about the changing nature of warfare in the 20th ...
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Introduction: Host Michael Rand takes a break for several minutes from Vikings talk to dive into the Timberwolves' 128-125 loss to the Pelicans on Tuesday. It ended a four-game winning streak and kept the Wolves from getting over .500 at the midpoint of the season (20-21), and in the aftermath Karl-Anthony Towns talked about how players can't let love from the media get to their heads. Um, what? The narrative around this team is one of improvement, for sure, but has anyone really said they have arrived? Hear audio clips from Towns, Anthony Edwards and Patrick Beverley. 8:00: Star Tribune columnist Chip Scoggins joins the show to dissect what Rand deems the five most important things said about the Vikings in the last few days. Quotes from Eric Kendricks, Brian O'Neill, Mark Wilf, Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman (the last two being official statements) shed light on individuals and the team going forward. 30:00: Scoggins thinks Kirk Cousins will be traded in the offseason, which is a good reason to remember that a new coach for the Vikings has tended to mean a QB gets drafted right away.
Everyone has expectations about what their golden years will look like. But too often, retirement is thought of as a finish line – a destination, rather than a new, decades-long phase of life. Dr. Joe Coughlin, founder and director of the MIT AgeLab, discusses the ways in which investors – and society – often miss the mark when it comes to retirement reality. [Recorded 12/2/21]
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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 1/5/2022 by Tony T. Thunder at Timberwolves—Luguentz Dort and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl out for the Thunder. Russell and Towns are game time decisions. Oklahoma City has lost three of four following their 95-86 home defeat to Dallas Mavericks. OKC 29th in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 99.2 points per 100 possessions but on defense allowing only 103.8 points per 100.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 1/3/2022 by Tony T. Timberwolves at Clippers—Russell and Towns remain out. On the Clippers side out are George, Zubac, Hartenstein and several reserves. Batum is questionable with an ankle. Clippers return home winning two of three on their road trip with their 120-116 win at Brooklyn. George has lost five straight games for the Clippers and they have lost three of five.
Not every suburb is worth buying property in. Sure, sometimes data may suggest otherwise, but those “top 10” lists don't really tell you everything. Aside from the market trends and forecasts in the real estate industry, you also have to check crime statistics - no one wants to live in an area where people live in fear! So, how can you evaluate and analyze data (including crime statistics) so you'll know which suburbs to avoid? Today, we have Suburb Trolls' Kent Lardner & Mike Mortlock for a lighter chat about what impacts property prices. We also talk about identifying the suburbs to avoid just by looking at the news, crime statistics, and real data. If you enjoy the show, do like, rate, subscribe, and share us on social media and if you have your own questions you need clarity on, email us at email@example.com! See you in the episode! Episode Highlights: Taking a look at the crime statistics [02:58] What constitutes a crime? [05:34] Measuring the underquoting index of a suburb [09:10] Kent and Mike's learnings about suburbs, which they didn't know before [12:05] Sh*t towns of Australia [14:14] The bogan-ometer and the bogan factor that's good for property prices [19:00] Do buyers avoid housing commission areas (a.k.a. social housing) [26:29] Where do the robbers come from? [28:35] The truth behind well-regarded publications and their “top 10 lists” [32:44] Will Suburb Trolls keep pushing forward? [36:23] Suburbs that have both the high & low end of the same data set [42:30] Mike's property dumbo [50:29] Links from the Show: Sh*t Towns of Australiaby Geoff Rissole and Rick Furphy About Mike & Kent: Mike Mortlock is the Managing Director at MCG Quantity Surveyors, Australia's fastest growing QS firm and one of Australia's top 100 fastest growing companies (AFR Fast 100). He's also a co-host of the Suburb Trolls podcast, and host of the Geared for Growth Property Investing Podcast. Australia's most poorly produced, unbiased, conversation based podcast. Kent Lardner is a data science and business leader with over 30 years experience working for companies such as JLL, CoreLogic and General Electric. He has a passion for digital high growth businesses and has led teams of 5 to 200 people in both Australia and China. Connect with Us: Looking for a Sydney Buyers Agent? www.gooddeeds.com.au Work with Veronica: https://linktr.ee/veronicamorgan Looking for a Mortgage Broker? www.wealthful.com.au Work with Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org Send in your questions to: email@example.com Find this episode on our website: https://www.theelephantintheroom.com.au/podcasts/209 If you've enjoyed this episode, don't forget to like, share, rate and subscribe for more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. LA Lakers NBA Pick Prediction 1/2/2022 by Tony T. Timberwolves at Lakers—Minnesota are without their best players in Towns and Russell. Vanderbilt and Prince are questionable. Lakers are without Davis and Nunn. Minnesota has lost four of five following their 120-108 road defeat at Utah Jazz. In this five game period the Timberwolves 25th in offensive efficiency and 22nd defensively.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 12/31/2021 by Tony T. Timberwolves at Jazz—Minnesota will be without Towns and Russell. Anthony Edwards is questionable and told media he plans to play. Jarred Vanderbilt questionable and may need conditioning prior to his return. For Utah Conley and Paschall are out. Joe Ingles questionable with a back. Minnesota has lost three of four with their 96-88 home defeat to New York Knicks. Minnesota 23rd in offensive efficiency in this period scoring 107 point per 100 possessions while on defense surrendering 113.4 per 100 which is 21st. Utah has won five straight after their 120-105 road win at Portland. Jazz have failed to cover six of seven. They sit 13th in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 108.8 points per 100 possessions. Play Minnesota +10.5.
Right now, Derry and other N.H. towns are making a lot of money off recycling. The prices municipalities are able to get are about double what they were four years ago, which is good for the bottom line in Derry's town budget.
Boston Celtics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 12/27/2021 by Tony T. Celtics at Timberwolves—Laundry list of illness and injuries on both sides. Celtics core are healthy. Key injuries are on the Minnesota side as out are Russell and Towns. Boston has lost three of five with their 117-113 road defeat at Milwaukee Bucks.
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Dallas Mavericks vs. Utah Jazz NBA Pick Prediction 12/25/2021 by Tony T. Mavericks at Jazz—Utah core are healthy. Dallas has a laundry list of injuries as notables out are Doncic, Bullock, Hardaway and Burke as are several reserves. Kristaps Porzingis questionable with a toe. Dallas has lost three of four with their 102-95 home win to Milwaukee Bucks. Dallas 22nd in offensive efficiency in this four game period by averaging 107.2 points per 100 possessions. Utah has won three of five on this homestand with their 128-116 home win to Minnesota. They have failed to cover four straight as Minnesota was without Towns. Jazz sits fourteenth in defensive efficiency in this homestand allowing 109.4 points per 100 possessions. That defensive form not confident to lay this big number. Play Dallas +12.5.
Ya sea que omicron está acabando o que la NBA ha apretado con el protocolo, nos hemos tenido que ver expuestos a juegos de NBA que quizás en el 2011 fueran interesantes, con nombres como Joe Johnson, Brandon Knight, Lance Stephenson empezando en juegos de hoy dia en la NBA. Hablamos un poco de Towns y sus comentarios de ser el mejor tirador grande de todos los tiempos. También hacemos un leve análisis de la intensa conversación que tuvo Iman Shumpert en un podcast donde deja claro detalles de Lebron que nunca hablamos escuchado de alguien que está dentro del campo de Lebron.
Introduction: Another day, more Minnesota athletes sidelined by COVID. This time, it was two of the biggest names: Karl-Anthony Towns and Dalvin Cook. Towns joins six other Wolves teammates on the COVID list, a growing number that was too much for the Wolves to overcome in a 128-116 loss at Utah on Thursday. 4:00: Vikings beat writer Ben Goessling joins the show to break down the Cook news and his reporting that quarterback Kirk Cousins has a cracked rib that landed him on the injury report for the first time in eight years. While the injury to Cousins doesn't sound like it will keep him out of Sunday's game, it is fair to wonder if it will limit his effectiveness against a stout Rams defense. Even a fully healthy Cousins might have his hands full if the Vikings' slumping offensive line can't perform better in a crucial game against Aaron Donald and co. 19:00: Mark Craig joins for his weekly NFL picks segment with a slate of games that might be as good as any all year. There are huge playoff implications across the board. And don't forget to check out the Saturday games.
Nothing is ever normal at 19 Nocturne Boulevard. So when Olivia, our sultry announcer, decides to read the listeners a few of her favorite Xmas tales, things get a bit out of hand. Adapted by Julie Hoverson from stories by Arnold Bennett, Rudyard Kipling, and Joseph Conrad, appearing in A Christmas Garland edited by Max Beerbohm, published in 1912 Cast List Olivia - Julie Hoverson Emily Wrackgarth - Beverly Poole Jos Wrackgarth - Russell Gold Albert Grapp - Gareth Bowley Kipling/narrator - Rick Lewis Judlip - Cole Hornaday Mr. Williams - Michael Coleman [from Tales of the Extradordinary] Mahamo - Pat McNally Music: Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com) Editing and Sound: Julie Hoverson Cover Photo: Sanja Gjenero (courtesy of Stock Xchange.com) "Puh-leeze! Do I sound like the type to offend with yet another rendition of A Christmas Carol?" **************************************************** A TRILOGY FOR CHRISTMAS Cast: Olivia SCRUTS Emily Wrackgarth Jos Wrackgarth Albert Grapp PC X36 Kipling Judlip Father Christmas THE FEAST Williams Mahamo ANNOUNCER The stories for tonight's show have been abridged and dramatized by Julie Hoverson OLIVIA Did you have any trouble finding it? Well sit right down. I want to read you my favorite Christmas stories. No, don't go! [disgusted] Oh, puh-lease! Do I seem the type to offend with yet another rendition of A Christmas Carol, or The night Before Christmas? Even the Velveteen Rabbit, which is a truly disturbing tale to any small child, is far too common for this house. MUSIC CREEPS IN OLIVIA Indulge me, won't you? I promise I won't disappoint. I have selected three of my most favorite Christmas tales to share with you, and even if one is a bit romantic and sentimental, well, you have to let me be girly sometimes, right? So - I'll get sentiment out of the way and move right into the more... meaty stories. The first story, then, is Scruts by Arnold Bennett MUSIC CHANGES OLIVIA Emily Wrackgarth stirred the Christmas pudding till her right arm began to ache. But she did not cease for that. SOUND KITCHEN, STIRRING OLIVIA She stirred on till her right arm grew so numb that it might have been the right arm of some girl at the other end of Bursley. And yet something deep down in her whispered EMILY [muttered] It is your right arm! And you can do what you like with it! OLIVIA She did what she liked with it. Relentlessly she kept it moving till it reasserted itself as the arm of Emily Wrackgarth, prickling and tingling as with red-hot needles in every tendon from wrist to elbow. And still Emily Wrackgarth hardened her heart. EMILY Mine. You are mine. OLIVIA Presently she saw the spoon no longer revolving, but wavering aimlessly in the midst of the basin. EMILY Ridiculous! This must be seen to! OLIVIA In the down of dark hairs that connected her eyebrows there was a marked deepening of that vertical cleft which, visible at all times, warned you that here was a young woman not to be trifled with. Her brain despatched to her hand a peremptory message—which miscarried. The spoon wabbled as though held by a baby. EMILY [exasperated noise] OLIVIA Emily knew that she herself as a baby had been carried into this very kitchen to stir the Christmas pudding. Year after year, as she grew up, she had been allowed to stir it "for luck." And those, she reflected, were the only cookery lessons she ever got. EMILY How like Mother! OLIVIA Mrs. Wrackgarth had died in the past year, of a complication of ailments. Emily still wore on her left shoulder that small tag of crape which is as far as the Five Towns go in the way of mourning. Her father had died in the year previous to that, of a still more curious and enthralling complication of ailments. Jos, his son, carried on the Wrackgarth Works, EMILY [interrupting] and I kept house for Jos. I with my own hand made this pudding. But for me, this pudding would not have been. Fantastic! Utterly incredible! OLIVIA [slightly miffed] And yet so it was. She was grown-up. She was mistress of the house. She could make or unmake puddings at will. And yet she was Emily Wrackgarth. Which was absurd. EMILY It is doubtful whether the people of southern England have even yet realised how much introspection there is going on all the time in the Five Towns. OLIVIA [ahem!] Emily was now stirring the pudding with her left hand. The ingredients had already been mingled indistinguishably in that rich, undulating mass of tawniness which proclaims perfection. But Emily was determined to give her left hand, not less than her right, what she called EMILY "a doing." OLIVIA Emily was like that. At mid-day, when her brother came home from the Works, she was still at it. EMILY Brought those scruts with you? JOS That's a fact. OLIVIA And he dipped his hand into the sagging pocket of his coat. It is perhaps necessary to explain what scruts are. In the daily output of every potbank there are a certain proportion of flawed vessels. These are cast aside by the foreman, EMILY with a lordly gesture, OLIVIA and in due course are hammered into fragments. These fragments, which are put to various uses, are called scruts; and one of the uses they are put to is a sentimental one. EMILY The dainty and luxurious Southerner looks to find in his Christmas pudding a wedding-ring, a gold thimble, a threepenny-bit, or the like. To such fal-lals the Five Towns would say fie. OLIVIA A Christmas pudding in the Five Towns contains nothing but suet, flour, lemon-peel, cinnamon, brandy, almonds, raisins—and two or three scruts. There is a world of poetry, beauty, romance, in scruts—though you have to have been brought up on them to appreciate it. Scruts have passed into the proverbial philosophy of the district. EMILY "Him's a pudden with more scruts than raisins to 'm" OLIVIA is a criticism not infrequently heard. It implies respect, even admiration. Of Emily Wrackgarth herself people often said, in reference to her likeness to her father, JOS "Her's a scrut o' th' owd basin." [realizing he cut in] Oh, Hmm. Pardon. OLIVIA Jos had emptied out from his pocket on to the table a good three dozen of scruts. EMILY I laid aside my spoon, rubbed the palms of my hands on the bib of my apron, and proceeded to finger these scruts with the air of a connoisseur, rejecting one after another. OLIVIA The pudding was a small one, designed merely for herself and Jos, with remainder to "the girl"; so that it could hardly accommodate more than two or three scruts. EMILY I knew well that one scrut is as good as another. Yet I did not want my brother to feel that anything selected by him would necessarily pass muster. OLIVIA For his benefit she ostentatiously wrinkled her nose. JOS By the by, you remember Albert Grapp? I've asked him to step over from Hanbridge and help eat our snack on Christmas Day. EMILY [incensed] You've asked that Mr. Grapp? JOS No objection, I hope? He's not a bad sort. And he's considered a bit of a ladies' man, you know. EMILY [incensed noise] SOUND CLATTER OF SCRUTS INTO BOWL OLIVIA Emily gathered up all the scruts and let them fall in a rattling shower on the exiguous pudding. Two or three fell wide of the basin. EMILY [vengefully] I made sure they all fit, too. JOS [alarmed] Steady on! What's that for? EMILY That's for your guest. And if you think you're going to palm me off on to him, or on to any other young fellow, you're a fool, Jos Wrackgarth! JOS I - I would never-- EMILY Don't think I don't know what you've been after, just of late. Cracking up one young sawny and then another on the chance of me marrying him! I never heard of such goings on. But here I am, and here I'll stay, as sure as my name's Emily Wrackgarth, Jos Wrackgarth! OLIVIA It is difficult to write calmly about Emily at this point. For her, in another age, ships would have been launched and cities besieged. But brothers are a race apart, and blind. It is a fact that Jos would have been glad to see his sister "settled" JOS [muttered] —preferably in one of the other four Towns. OLIVIA [chuckle] She took up the spoon and stirred vigorously. The scruts grated and squeaked together around the basin, while the pudding feebly wormed its way up among them. MUSIC CHANGES ALBERT [whispered] Is it me? Oh! [up] Albert Grapp, ladies' man though he was, was humble of heart. Nobody knew this but himself. OLIVIA Not one of his fellow clerks in Clither's Bank knew it. The general theory in Hanbridge was "Him's got a stiff opinion o' hisself." ALBERT But this arose from what was really a sign of humility in him. He made the most of himself. OLIVIA He had, for instance, a way of his own in the matter of dressing. He always wore a voluminous frock-coat, with a pair of neatly-striped vicuna trousers-- ALBERT --which he placed every night under his mattress, thus preserving in perfection the crease down the centre of each. OLIVIA He had two caps, one of blue serge, the other of shepherd's plaid. These he wore on alternate days. He wore them in a way of his own—well back from his forehead, so as not to hide his hair. OLIVIA On wet days he wore a mackintosh. This, as he did not yet possess a great-coat, he wore also, but with less glory, on cold days. ALBERT He had hoped there might be rain on Christmas morning. But there was no rain. [sigh, resigned] Like my luck. OLIVIA [whispered, urgent] Stop referring to yourself in the third person, no one else does. [back up] Since Jos Wrackgarth had introduced Albert to his sister at the Hanbridge Oddfellows' Biennial Hop, ALBERT when he -I- danced two quadrilles with her, OLIVIA --he had seen her but once. He had nodded to her, Five Towns fashion, and she had nodded back at him, but with a look that seemed to say-- EMILY You needn't nod next time you see me. I can get along well enough without your nods. ALBERT A frightening girl! And yet her brother had since told ...me... she seemed "a bit gone, like" on me! Impossible! He, Albert Grapp, make an impression on the brilliant Miss Wrackgarth! Yet she had sent him a verbal invite to spend Christmas in her own home. OLIVIA You're doing it again. ALBERT [oblivious, enchanted] And the time had come. He was on his way. Incredible that he should arrive! The tram must surely overturn, or be struck by lightning. And yet no! He arrived safely. OLIVIA [sigh] The small servant who opened the door gave him another verbal message from Miss Wrackgarth. [disapproving] Wipe your feet well on the mat. [narrating again] In obeying this order he experienced a thrill of satisfaction he could not account for. He must have stood shuffling his boots vigorously for a full minute. ALBERT This, he told himself, was life. He, Albert Grapp, was alive. And the world was full of other men, all alive; and yet, because they were not doing Miss Wrackgarth's bidding, none of them really lived. OLIVIA In the parlour he found Jos awaiting him. The table was laid for three. JOS So you're here, are you? OLIVIA Said the host, using the Five Towns formula. JOS Emily's in the kitchen. Happen she'll be here directly. ALBERT I hope she's tol-lol-ish? JOS She is. But don't you go saying that to her. She doesn't care about society airs and graces. You'll make no headway if you aren't blunt. ALBERT Oh, right you are. OLIVIA A moment later Emily joined them, still wearing her kitchen apron. EMILY So you're here, are you? OLIVIA She said, but did not shake hands. The servant had followed her in with the tray, and the next few seconds were occupied in the disposal of the beef and trimmings. The meal began, Emily carving. JOS [sigh] The main thought of a man less infatuated than Albert Grapp would have been "This girl can't cook. And she'll never learn to." The beef, instead of being red and brown, was pink and white. Uneatable beef! ALBERT [rapturizing] And yet he relished it more than anything he had ever tasted. This beef was her own handiwork. Thus it was because she had made it so.... [up] Happen I could do with a bit more, like. OLIVIA Emily hacked off the bit more and jerked it on to the plate he had held out to her. ALBERT Thanks! OLIVIA Only when the second course came on did he suspect that the meal was a calculated protest. This a Christmas pudding? The litter of fractured earthenware was hardly held together by the suet and raisins. ALBERT All his pride of manhood—and there was plenty of pride mixed up with Albert Grapp's humility—dictated a refusal to touch that pudding. Yet he soon found himself touching it, though gingerly, with spoon and fork. OLIVIA In the matter of dealing with scruts there are two schools—the old and the new. The old school pushes its head well over its plate and drops the scrut straight from its mouth. The new school emits the scrut into the fingers of its left hand and therewith deposits it on the rim of the plate. ALBERT Albert noticed that Emily was of the new school. OLIVIA Oh, I give up. ALBERT But might she not despise as affectation in him what came natural to herself? On the other hand, if he showed himself as a prop of the old school, might she not set her face the more stringently against him? OLIVIA The chances were that whichever course he took would be the wrong one. ALBERT It was then that he had an inspiration—an idea of the sort that comes to a man once in his life and finds him, likely as not, unable to put it into practice. OLIVIA Albert was not sure he could consummate this idea of his. He had indisputably fine teeth— JOS "a proper mouthful of grinders" OLIVIA in local phrase. But would they stand the strain he was going to impose on them? He could but try them. OLIVIA [con't] Without a sign of nervousness he raised his spoon, with one scrut in it, to his mouth. This scrut he put between two of his left-side molars, bit hard on it, and—eternity of that moment!—felt it and heard it snap in two. SOUND GRINDING, CRUNCHING ALBERT He was conscious that at sound of the percussion Emily started forward and stared at him. But he did not look at her. EMILY [amazed] That was none so dusty. [similar to "not too shabby"] OLIVIA Calmly, systematically, with gradually diminishing crackles, he reduced that scrut to powder, and washed the powder down with a sip of beer. SOUND DRINK OLIVIA While he dealt with the second scrut, he talked to Jos about the Borough Council's proposal to erect an electric power-station on the site of the old gas-works down Hillport way. ALBERT He was aware of a slight abrasion inside his left cheek. No matter. He must be more careful. OLIVIA There were six scruts still to be negotiated. ALBERT He knew that what he was doing was a thing grandiose, unique, epical; a history-making thing; a thing that would outlive marble and the gilded monuments of princes. Yet he kept his head. OLIVIA He did not hurry, nor did he dawdle. Scrut by scrut, he ground slowly but he ground exceeding small. ALBERT And while he did so he talked wisely and well. OLIVIA He passed from the power-station to a first edition he had picked up for sixpence in Liverpool, and thence to the Midland's proposal to drive a tunnel under the Knype Canal so as to link up the main-line with the Critchworth and Suddleford loop-line. JOS I was too amazed to put in a word, but sat merely gaping—a gape that merged by imperceptible degrees into a grin. Presently I ceased to watch our guest. I sat watching my sister. OLIVIA Not once did Albert himself glance in her direction. She was just a dim silhouette on the outskirts of his vision. ALBERT But there she was, unmoving, and he could feel the fixture of her unseen eyes. The time was at hand when he would have to meet those eyes. Would he flinch? Was he master of himself? GRINDING STOPS OLIVIA The last scrut was powder. No temporising! He jerked his glass to his mouth. ALBERT A moment later, holding out his plate to her, he looked Emily full in the eyes. They were Emily's eyes, but not hers alone. They were collective eyes—that was it! They were the eyes of stark, staring womanhood. OLIVIA Her face had been dead white, but now suddenly up from her throat, over her cheeks, through the down between her eyebrows, went a rush of colour, up over her temples, through the very parting of her hair. ALBERT [casual] Happen, I'll have a bit more, like. OLIVIA Emily flung her arms forward on the table and buried her face in them. EMILY [breaking into sobs] OLIVIA It was a gesture wild and meek. It was the gesture foreseen and yet incredible. It was recondite, inexplicable, and yet obvious. EMILY [aside, not teary] It was the only thing to be done—and yet, by gum, I had done it. [back to sobbing] OLIVIA Her brother had risen from his seat and was now at the door. JOS [pleased with himself] Think I'll step round to the Works, and see if they banked up that furnace aright. OLIVIA NOTE.—The author has in preparation a series of volumes dealing with the life of Albert and Emily Grapp. MUSIC BACK TO NEUTRAL OLIVIA Sweet romance, eh? Well, I've indulged my sentimental side, now how about some gritty policework? EMILY Hold up. You really think I'll get hitched over some fellow who sups pottery? OLIVIA That's how the story ends. And he's a good looking chap. EMILY And your accent is wretched. OLIVIA Go back to your story. EMILY Won't. OLIVIA Your story is over. Shut up. EMILY Can't make me - you're no better'n me - have ten toes and ten fingers just the same. OLIVIA I'll close the book, and then you'll be gone until someone else reads you - and you're far enough out of print, THAT won't happen any time soon. EMILY [annoyed, seething] Right. I'll sit here, then shall I? OLIVIA Don't care. Just keep quiet. [deep breath] My next tale is PC X-36, by Rudyard Kipling. JUDLIP Then it's collar 'im tight, In the name o' the Lawd! 'Ustle 'im, shake 'im till 'e's sick! Wot, 'e would, would 'e? Well, Then yer've got ter give 'im 'Ell, An' it's trunch, trunch, truncheon does the trick OLIVIA From police station ditties. EMILY Sounds like a donkey. OLIVIA Shh! KIPLING I had spent Christmas Eve at the Club, listening to a grand pow-wow between certain of the choicer sons of Adam. OLIVIA Hold on! I'm the one reading this story! KIPLING But I'm the narrator. EMILY Hear Hear. OLIVIA I'm the reader. You need to keep quiet. KIPLING You might have thought first before taking on a first person narrative, mightn't you? OLIVIA Well, I'll endeavor to sound like you. Now! Wait for your cue. [clears throat] Then Slushby had cut in. Slushby is one who writes to newspapers and is theirs obediently "HUMANITARIAN." When Slushby cuts in, men remember they have to be up early next morning. KIPLING Sharp round a corner on the way home, I collided with something firmer than the regulation pillar-box. OLIVIA [gritted teeth] I righted myself after the recoil and saw some stars that were very pretty indeed. Then I perceived the nature of the obstruction. KIPLING "Evening, Judlip," [quickly spitting out his descriptives] I said sweetly, when I had collected my hat from the gutter. "Have I broken the law, Judlip? If so, I'll go quiet." JUDLIP [Gruff] Time yer was in bed. Yer Ma'll be lookin' out for yer. KIPLING This from the friend -- OLIVIA Ahem! --of my bosom! It hurt. Many were the night-beats I had been privileged to walk with Judlip, imbibing curious lore that made glad the civilian heart of me. Seven whole 8x5 inch note-books had I pitmanised to the brim with Judlip. EMILY And now to be repulsed as one of the uninitiated! It hurt horrid. OLIVIA Don't you start in again! EMILY Hah! OLIVIA Don't! [back to the story] There is a thing called Dignity. Small boys sometimes stand on it. Then they have to be kicked. Then they get down, weeping. I don't stand on Dignity. KIPLING "What's wrong, Judlip?" I asked, more sweetly than ever. "Drawn a blank to-night?" JUDLIP Yuss. Drawn a blank blank blank. 'Avent 'ad so much as a kick at a lorst dorg. Christmas Eve ain't wot it was. KIPLING I felt for my note-book. JUDLIP Lawd! I remembers the time when the drunks and disorderlies down this street was as thick as flies on a fly-paper. One just picked 'em orf with one's finger and thumb. A bloomin' buffet, that's wot it wos. KIPLING "The night's yet young, Judlip," [quickly] I insinuated, with a jerk of my thumb at the flaring windows of the "Rat and Blood Hound." At that moment-- OLIVIA [Catching up] --the saloon-door swung open, emitting a man and woman who walked with linked arms and exceeding great care. EMILY [sarcastic] How sweet. OLIVIA Judlip eyed them longingly as they tacked up the street. Then he sighed. Now, when Judlip sighs the sound is like unto that which issues from the vent of a Crosby boiler when the cog-gauges are at 260 degrees. KIPLING "Come, Judlip!" I said. "Possess your soul in patience. You'll soon find someone to make an example of. Meanwhile"—I threw back my head and smacked my lips [he does] —"the usual, Judlip?" OLIVIA In another minute I emerged through the swing-door, bearing a furtive glass of that same "usual," and nipped down the mews where my friend was wont to await these little tokens of esteem. KIPLING "To the Majesty of the Law, Judlip!" OLIVIA When he had honoured the toast, I scooted back with the glass, leaving him wiping the beads off his beard-bristles. He was in his philosophic mood when I rejoined him at the corner. JUDLIP "Wot am I? [pronouncing] A bloomin' cypher. Wot's the sarjint? 'E's got the Inspector over 'im. Over above the Inspector there's the Sooprintendent. Over above 'im's the old red-tape-masticatin' Yard. Over above that there's the 'Ome Sec. Wot's 'e? A cypher, like me. Why? KIPLING Judlip looked up at the stars. JUDLIP Over above 'im's We Dunno Wot. Somethin' wot issues its horders an' regulations an' divisional injunctions, inscrootable like, but p'remptory; an' we 'as ter see as 'ow they're carried out, not arskin' no questions, but each man goin' about 'is dooty.' KIPLING "''Is dooty,'" said I, looking up from my note-book. "Yes, I've got that." JUDLIP Life ain't a bean-feast. It's a 'arsh reality. An' them as makes it a bean-feast 'as got to be 'arshly dealt with accordin'. That's wot the Force is put 'ere for from Above. Not as 'ow we ain't fallible. We makes our mistakes. An' when we makes 'em we sticks to 'em. For the honour o' the Force. Which same is the jool Britannia wears on 'er bosom as a charm against hanarchy. That's wot the brarsted old Beaks don't understand. Yer remember Smithers of our Div? KIPLING [takes breath, but is interupted] OLIVIA I remembered Smithers - well. As fine, upstanding, square-toed-- [hand over mouth] EMILY [Picking up quickly, but struggling slightly] bullet-headed, clean-living - go on! - son of a gun-- KIPLING Ta! --as ever perjured himself in the box. There was nothing of the softy about Smithers. I took off my billicock to Smithers' memory. JUDLIP Sacrificed to public opinion? Yuss, KIPLING Judlip paused at a front door, flashing his light down the slot of a two-grade Yale. JUDLIP Sacrificed to a parcel of screamin' old women wot ort ter 'ave gorn down on their knees an' thanked Gawd for such a protector. 'E'll be out in another 'alf year. JUDLIP Wot'll 'e do then, pore devil? Go a bust on 'is conduc' money an' throw in 'is lot with them same hexperts wot 'ad a 'oly terror of 'im. EMILY Then Judlip swore gently. KIPLING What should you do, O Great One, if ever it were your duty to apprehend him? JUDLIP Do? Why, yer blessed innocent, yer don't think I'd shirk a fair clean cop? Same time, I don't say as 'ow I wouldn't 'andle 'im tender like, for sake o' wot 'e wos. Likewise cos 'e'd be a stiff customer to tackle. Likewise 'cos— OLIVIA [muffled struggle] KIPLING He had broken off, and was peering fixedly upwards across the moonlit street. JUDLIP [drawn-out, hoarse whisper] Ullo! SOUND STRUGGLE OLIVIA [muffled, then deep breath] Back off! EMILY Hmph. [shrug] I made a good go. OLIVIA Striking an average between the direction of his eyes—for Judlip, when on the job, has a soul-stirring squint—I perceived someone in the act of emerging from a chimney-pot. Judlip's voice clove the silence. JUDLIP Wot are yer doin' hup there? OLIVIA The person addressed came to the edge of the parapet. KIPLING I saw then that he had a hoary white beard, a red ulster with the hood up, and what looked like a sack over his shoulder. OLIVIA He said something or other in a voice like a concertina that has been left out in the rain. EMILY [muttered] Not so very hard to pass it round, is it? JUDLIP I dessay. Just you come down, an' we'll see about that. OLIVIA The old man nodded and smiled. Then—as I hope to be saved—he came floating gently down through the moonlight, with the sack over his shoulder and a young fir-tree clasped to his chest. He alighted in a friendly manner on the curb beside us. EMILY Come along - let us have a go! KIPLING Judlip was the first to recover himself. Out went his right arm-- EMILY --and the airman was slung round by the scruff of the neck, spilling his sack in the road. KIPLING I made a bee-line for his shoulder-blades. Burglar or no burglar, he was the best airman out, and I was muchly desirous to know the precise nature of the apparatus under his ulster. OLIVIA Fine. Let's just keep it moving - A back-hander from Judlip's left caused me to hop quickly aside. The prisoner was squealing and whimpering. He didn't like the feel of Judlip's knuckles at his cervical vertebræ. JUDLIP Wot wos yer doin' hup there? EMILY asked Judlip, tightening the grip. SANTA CLAUS I'm S-Santa Claus, Sir. P-please, Sir, let me g-go.. KIPLING "Hold him," I shouted. "He's a German." JUDLIP It's my dooty ter caution yer that wotever yer say now may be used in hevidence against yer, yer old sinner. Pick up that there sack, an' come along o' me. EMILY The captive snivelled something about peace on earth, good will toward men. JUDLIP Yuss. That's in the Noo Testament, ain't it? The Noo Testament contains some uncommon nice readin' for old gents an' young ladies. But it ain't included in the librery o' the Force. We confine ourselves to the Old Testament — O-T, 'ot. An' 'ot you'll get it. Hup with that sack, an' quick march! OLIVIA I have seen worse attempts at a neck-wrench, but it was just not slippery enough for Judlip. EMILY And the kick that Judlip then let fly was a thing of beauty and a joy for ever. KIPLING "Frog's-march him!" I shrieked, dancing. "For the love of heaven, frog's-march him!" OLIVIA Trotting by Judlip's side to the Station, I reckoned it out that if Slushby had not been at the Club I should not have been here to see. ALL Which shows that even Slushbys are put into this world for a purpose. MUSIC CHANGES OLIVIA Oh, this is just getting silly. EMILY Only just? I should have said it's been a laugh for several miles. KIPLING D'you have some problem with a bit of a laugh? OLIVIA The third story I want to read is very serious. If this goes on, I won't be able to do it justice. EMILY What is it then? OLIVIA The Feast. By Joseph Conrad. KIPLING Conrad? He wrote a Christmas story? EMILY Who is this Conrad fellow? KIPLING Wrote something called heart of Darkness. OLIVIA Yes, yes, yes! Look, it's ruined now. I'm just going to give up and read The Night before Christmas. EMILY [disgusted noise] KIPLING That sentimental pap? OLIVIA [huffy] The mood is gone. EMILY AND KIPLING [whisper in the background] EMILY We might-- KIPLING Let me! EMILY I don't think so! [annoyed grunt] Look you! - um - I think we've not been introduced? OLIVIA [sulky] Olivia. EMILY Right. Olivia. Why not let us help read the story. We can do that well enough, can't we? KIPLING Certainly. OLIVIA And keep the comments to a minimum? KIPLING Well... EMILY I'll box his ears for you if he steps across the line. OLIVIA It's worth a try. MUSIC TURNS TROPICAL OLIVIA The hut in which slept the white man was on a clearing between the forest and the river. EMILY Silence, the silence murmurous and unquiet of a tropical night, brooded over the hut that, baked through by the sun, sweated a vapour beneath the cynical light of the stars. KIPLING Mahamo lay rigid and watchful at the hut's mouth. In his upturned eyes, and along the polished surface of his lean body black and immobile, the stars were reflected, creating an illusion of themselves who are illusions. OLIVIA The roofs of the congested trees, writhing in some kind of agony private and eternal, made tenebrous and shifty silhouettes against the sky, like shapes cut out of black paper by a maniac who pushes them with his thumb this way and that, irritably, on a concave surface of blue steel. EMILY Resin oozed unseen from the upper branches to the trunks swathed in creepers that clutched and interlocked with tendrils venomous, frantic and faint. KIPLING Down below, by force of habit, the lush herbage went through the farce of growth—that farce old and screaming, whose trite end is decomposition. [aside] Optimist, eh? Ouch! OLIVIA Ssh. Within the hut the form of the white man, corpulent and pale, was covered with a mosquito-net that was itself illusory like everything else, only more so. Flying squadrons of mosquitoes inside its meshes flickered and darted over him, working hard, but keeping silence so as not to excite him from sleep. EMILY [with distaste] Cohorts of yellow ants disputed him against cohorts of purple ants, the two kinds slaying one another in thousands. KIPLING [avid] The battle was undecided when suddenly, with no such warning as it gives in some parts of the world, the sun blazed up over the horizon, turning night into day, and the insects vanished back into their camps. OLIVIA The white man ground his knuckles into the corners of his eyes, emitting that snore final and querulous of a middle-aged man awakened rudely. With a gesture brusque but flaccid he plucked aside the net and peered around. EMILY The bales of cotton cloth, the beads, the brass wire, the bottles of rum, had not been spirited away in the night. So far so good. KIPLING The faithful servant of his employers was now at liberty to care for his own interests. He regarded himself, passing his hands over his skin. WILLIAMS [shouted] Hi! Mahamo! I've been eaten up. OLIVIA The islander, with one sinuous motion, sprang from the ground, through the mouth of the hut. Then, after a glance, he threw high his hands in thanks to such good and evil spirits as had charge of his concerns. In a tone half of reproach, half of apology, he murmured— MAHAMO You white men sometimes say strange things that deceive the heart. WILLIAMS Reach me that ammonia bottle, d'you hear? This is a pretty place you've brought me to! Christmas Day, too! Of all the —— But I suppose it seems all right to you, you heathen, to be here on Christmas Day? MAHAMO We are here on the day appointed, Mr. Williams. It is a feast-day of your people? OLIVIA Mr. Williams had lain back, with closed eyes, on his mat. Nostalgia was doing duty to him for imagination. EMILY He was wafted to a bedroom in Marylebone, where in honour of the Day he lay late dozing, with great contentment; outside, a slush of snow in the street, the sound of church-bells; from below a savour of especial cookery. [chuckles a bit] WILLIAMS Yes, it's a feast-day of my people. MAHAMO Of mine also. WILLIAMS [disinterested] Is it though? But they'll do business first? MAHAMO They must first do that. WILLIAMS And they'll bring their ivory with them? MAHAMO Every man will bring ivory. OLIVIA The islander answered with a smile gleaming and wide. WILLIAMS How soon'll they be here? MAHAMO Has not the sun risen? They are on their way. WILLIAMS Well, I hope they'll hurry. The sooner we're off this cursed island of yours the better. Take all those things out-- OLIVIA Mr. Williams added, pointing to the merchandise. WILLIAMS --and arrange them. Neatly, mind you! KIPLING In certain circumstances it is right that a man be humoured in trifles. Mahamo, having borne out the merchandise, arranged it very neatly. OLIVIA While Mr. Williams made his toilette, the sun and the forest, careless of the doings of white and black men alike, waged their warfare implacable and daily. The forest from its inmost depths sent forth perpetually its legions of shadows that fell dead in the instant of exposure to the enemy whose rays heroic and absurd its outposts annihilated. EMILY What's all this to do with Christmas? KIPLING Want me to cuff her one? OLIVIA It takes place on Christmas day - they already said that. EMILY But this is all jungle creepers and spooky shadows - and vermins. If there's one thing that doesn't come to my mind when I think of Christmas, it's ants and mosquitoes and such. KIPLING You should see some of the places I've been. OLIVIA Why don't we just finish the story? KIPLING There came from those inilluminable depths the equable rumour of myriads of winged things and crawling things newly roused to the task of killing and being killed. Thence detached itself, little by little, an insidious sound of a drum beaten. This sound drew more near. [aside] A-ha, I see where this is going. Drums in the distance are never a good sign. EMILY [huffy] Maybe I haven't traveled all over the great wide world, fellow, but even I can probably guess at that. DRUMS SNEAK IN OLIVIA Mr. Williams, issuing from the hut, heard it, and stood gaping towards it. WILLIAMS Is that them? MAHAMO That is they. OLIVIA The islander murmured, moving away towards the edge of the forest. EMILY Does he not notice? What sort of a dullard is he? [calling to williams] Do you have a gun? OLIVIA [exasperated sigh] KIPLING Calm down, it's just a story. EMILY Don't go telling me when to calm down! I just hate stories where stupid people do very stupid things - what possessed this fool to sail half round the world anyway? OLIVIA [resigned, trying to get it back on track] Sounds of chanting were a now audible accompaniment to the drum. WILLIAMS What's that they're singing? MAHAMO [off a bit] They sing of their business. WILLIAMS [shocked] Oh! I'd have thought they'd be singing of their feast. MAHAMO It is of their feast they sing. OLIVIA It has been stated that Mr. Williams was not imaginative. WILLIAMS Oh, I say--! OLIVIA Oh, no! You stay put! KIPLING [very knowingly] But a few years of life in climates alien and intemperate had disordered his nerves. There was that in the rhythms of the hymn which made bristle his flesh. EMILY Suddenly, when they were very near, the voices ceased, leaving a legacy of silence more sinister than themselves. And now the black spaces between the trees were relieved by bits of white that were the eyeballs and teeth of Mahamo's brethren. MAHAMO It was of their feast, it was of you, they sang. EMILY I knew it! KIPLING It was obvious. WILLIAMS Look here--! OLIVIA Cried Mr. Williams in his voice of a man not to be trifled with. WILLIAMS --Look here, if you've— SOUND JAVELIN HIT OLIVIA He was silenced by sight of what seemed to be a young sapling sprung up from the ground within a yard of him—a young sapling tremulous, with a root of steel. KIPLING Then a thread-like shadow skimmed the air, and another spear came impinging the ground within an inch of his feet. EMILY As he turned in his flight he saw the goods so neatly arranged at his orders, and there flashed through him, even in the thick of the spears, the thought that he would be a grave loss to his employers. OLIVIA This—for Mr. Williams was, not less than the goods, of a kind easily replaced—was an illusion. It was the last of Mr. Williams illusions. MOMENT OF SILENCE EMILY So what shall we do now? SOUND LARGE BOOK SHUTS DECISIVELY, CUTTING HER OFF OLIVIA Happy Holidays, all - wherever and whatever they may be. CLOSER OLIVIA Now that you know how to find us, you'll have to come back. Maybe next week? Don't be a stranger - we have enough of those already... The stories dramatized in tonight's episode appeared in a collection titled "A Christmas Garland", first published in October of 1912, collected by Max Beerbohm. Scruts was written by Arnold Bennett, PC X-36 was written by Rudyard Kipling, and The Feast was written by Joseph Conrad. These stories have been edited slightly to fit the program.
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Have you ever heard of a Christmas Town? You know, those towns that always look like they are a wreath or two away from being fully Christmas decorated? Towns where, even in summer, a cloud and cool breeze are enough to bring to mind a Rockwell Christmas card? In some of those towns Christmas is real. Sometimes a feeling can become its own life, a nexus to all that believe and Christmas towns are the gateways to Christmas. Now, not all of them, mind you. Not the tourist traps and pop-up crap, but the real ones, nestled in the woods, or down a prairie lane, towns at the far turn of a mountain road, in some of those towns, Christmas is real. Learn more about Black Pete here: https://www.screamingeyepress.com/black-pete-a-christmas-tale/ ----------------------------------- Check out Radio Wasteland News & interview highlight clips: https://www.youtube.com/c/RadioWasteland/videos Radio Wasteland is a radio show and podcast that covers all topics mysterious to conspiratory, ranging from corrupt governments and cover-ups to UFO phenomenon and cryptozoology… and everything in between… and more importantly, everything beyond. Learn about the cast and crew at https://radiowasteland.us/about/ #RadioWasteland #BlackPete #ChaunceyHaworth Follow Us at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadioWasteland.us/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/radiowasteland6 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Radio_wasteland/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/radiowasteland/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCacz6KvUCCTuMKg0rBkXdAA Want to be a guest on our show? Email us at Radiowastelandpodcast@gmail.com and we will get back to you ASAP!
12-21-21 We Tackle Life podcast: Browns go without eight starters and almost defeat Raiders Nick Mullens was OK, which says what about Baker Mayfield? Closing out a game in the NFL is no easier than closing a 9th inning in baseball Raiders successfully iced the kicker; Browns didn't NFL has to be woke on COVID, because it's WOKE on everything else Buckeyes and Kentucky tried to play a home-and-home when Vegas game got cancelled Sueing and Towns won't be back for awhile...maybe not until 2022-23 Bengals getting ready for AFC North showdown with Ravens A win gives Cincinnati effectively a two-game lead in the AFC North What can we learn from the quiet obedience of Joseph? Find out more at https://spielman-and-hooley.pinecast.co
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Justin Michael goes over the players that have entered the transfer portal since the start of the 2021 football season and gives his thoughts on the roster turnover. In the second half of the episode he gives the best options for a bowl game in Colorado. Ie. The Coors Mile High Bowl at Coors Field.
Poetry and place...listening and lockdowns...Dan Phillips, who led the Royal College of Art's (RCA) work on 'Our Future Towns' talks to MEX founder Marek Pawlowski about how the research led to a different understanding of connectivity, mobility and transportation in our communities. It is a conversation with draws on Dan's breadth of design and research experience - crossing industry boundaries from engineering to telecoms - and reflects on the role of this kind of diverse knowledge in creating a more liveable (and likeable world). Dan started his career as a sponsored undergraduate working with Ford Motor Company in the UK and Germany; he's worked for huge engineering concerns, like Arup and Buro Happold; he wrote a book, Ecofriendly Homes - which has sold 30,000 copies; he's worked with big telecom companies like Orange. These days, he is to be found at the RCA, where he is a senior research fellow. Show notes with links to everything discussed: https://mex.ac/category/podcast/ It's great to hear from listeners! You can get in touch with feedback, questions, guest suggestions or anything else @mexfeed on Twitter or email email@example.com. Contact: T: https://twitter.com/mexfeed/ E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karl-Anthony Towns had an impressive, balanced game while leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to an easy blowout win over LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. Towns dominated Anthony Davis while D'Angelo Russell and Malik Beasley pitched in enough offense to cover for Anthony Edwards' absence. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down the win, including key takeaways and individual studs and duds. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. PrizePicks Don't hesitate, check out PrizePicks.com and use promo code: “NBA” or go to your app store and download the app today. PrizePicks is daily fantasy made easy! TrueBill Don't fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at Truebill.com/LOCKEDONNBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Did you know the world's largest Cheeto is in Algona, Iowa? How about, did you know the future birthplace of Star Trek's James T. Kirk is Riverside, Iowa? This week meet Eugene Schlaman, author of the book Iowa Bike Towns. Eugene was born in Anamosa, Iowa and grew up in Hampton. He has ridden 14 RAGBRAI's and was always curious about the history and fun facts of towns along the route. So he started researching each of the towns and then each night he would tell his friends about what they were going to see the next day when they rode. Eugene compiled all those stories and more into a collection of facts, stories and legends associated with towns in Iowa that have been on the route of the annual bike ride across Iowa. You can buy the book Iowa Bike Towns at Barnes and Noble, Target, and Amazon. Have a topic for a future episode? Message us at email@example.com. www.ragbrai.com https://www.amazon.com/Iowa-Bike-Towns-Eugene-Schlaman/dp/1662907206 www.murphologypodcast.com
Ryan Blackburn recaps the Denver Nuggets 124-107 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves in which Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns dominated their respective matchups. Nikola Jokić had a triple-double, but he had very little help against a potent T'Wolves starting unit. Markus Howard also sustained what may be a serious knee injury, details we are still waiting on. Ryan discusses Denver's starters not rising to the occasion, the bench more or less looking the same, and the mounting injuries that may force Denver toward roster additions sooner rather than later.
The death toll continues to rise in Kentucky after devastating tornadoes touch down in the state Friday night. More than 80 people are confirmed dead and scores more injured. Some of the worst damage and the highest toll may be in southwestern Kentucky, but at least two dozen tornadoes were on the ground across six different states. Towns have been flattened and infrastructure devastated. Ten of thousands are without electricity and temperatures have been hovering around freezing. And, what we learned about living with COVID this year. Guests: Axios' Andrew Freedman and Sam Baker. Credits: Axios Today is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Julia Redpath, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Alex Sugiura, Sabeena Singhani, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Jayk Cherry, and David Toledo. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How does a community leader tackle priority issues while addressing the concerns of opposing viewpoints among residents? How does an aspiring local leader deal with incoming darts flying during controversy... or campaigns? Those are just a couple of questions addressed by outgoing Utah local leaders Stan Smith of Springdale, Jim Talbot of Farmington, and Len Arave from North Salt Lake. Each mayor is retiring after sharing years of dedicated service to their communities. Hear their reflections in this edition of the #CitiesWork podcast, brought to you by the Utah League of Cities and Towns.
At least 14 Vermont municipalities have adopted some form of a mask mandate in two weeks since the Legislature passed a bill granting that authority to towns. Though Gov. Phil Scott signed the bill into law, he's repeatedly said he thinks mandates aren't needed at this stage of the pandemic — and might even be counterproductive and cause division in communities.
Producer/Host: Ron Beard What are Maine voters being asked to consider… what does the referendum question intend to change/create? Outline the concept of health insurance… how is health care paid for in Maine ( private pay and insurance: private, employer-based, publicly supported (Medicare, Medicaid/Maine Care) What would Universal Health Care do for consumers, employers, health care providers, insurance companies? Are there predicted health outcomes that we can anticipate, based on how the concept works elsewhere? Is Universal Health Care as you are proposing it the same as Medicare for All… how is it different? Who is covered under the present system, how well are they covered, who is left out? Remind us about the referendum process in Maine… how does it work… what is the role of groups like Maine Health Care Action… what is the role of citizens, of the legislature, of the Governor with initiatives like this? Guests: Lisa Savage, Maine Health Care Action board member, retired educator, Skowhegan Rachel Herbener, volunteer, Belfast Valerie Dornan, volunteer, retired teacher, experience NHS in England, Hancock Bill Clark, Maine Health Care Action Board member, retired physician, Brunswick About the host: Ron Beard is producer and host of Talk of the Towns, which first aired on WERU in 1993 as part of his community building work as an Extension professor with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant. He took all the journalism courses he could fit in while an undergraduate student in wildlife management and served as an intern with Maine Public Television nightly newscast in the early 1970s. Ron is an adjunct faculty member at College of the Atlantic, teaching courses on community development. Ron served on the Bar Harbor Town Council for six years and is currently board chair for the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, where he has lived since 1975. Look for him on the Allagash River in June, and whenever he can get away, in the highlands of Scotland where he was fortunate to spend two sabbaticals. The post Talk of the Towns 12/8/21: Working Toward Universal Health Care in Maine first appeared on WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, Maine Local News and Public Affairs Archives.
Businesses in Franz Josef and Fox Glacier are hundreds of staff short for the summer season with many struggling to find and afford workers. A recent survey paints a grim picture of South Westland with more business closures, job losses, poorer mental health and community members leaving. Tourism reporter Tess Brunton has more.
Today's episode features stories from Dublin, Ireland and sleepy little ski towns in Colorado.Reasons to Listen this Week:Measuring man strikes again (Christmas edition)A super jacked bearFast food JesusDefinitely not UFOsStupid criminals on pay phonesA very sensitive owl Contact Us: Instagram: @horriblehistorypod Twitter: @thehorriblepod Email: email@example.com Support Your Hosts:Learn all about your options on our website!Sources: HuffpostGiant Freakin Robot9 NewsMirror UKMeanwhile in IrelandMetro UKSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/horriblehistory)
Remote communities where real estate prices have remained low for decades are now seeing unprecedented price spikes. The higher costs are compounding problems for area residents.
Oh wow, you're in for a treat. Today we bring together Anthea Lawson, author of the fabulous new book 'The Entangled Activist' and Alastair McIntosh, author of 'Soul and Soil' and 'Riders on the Storm'. I usually try to constrain the conversations we have here to around 45 minutes, but this one was so fascinating that we just kept rolling, and just kept chatting, and so this one actually comes in at an hour and a quarter! But you'll love it I promise, and you'll wish we'd kept going. I'm not going to tell you anything else, just that you will love it, and I so look forward to your reflections and comments.
Today's episode of From What If to What Next is about care. Care has been very much on our minds of recent. COVID has highlighted how vitally important care is and yet how undervalued it is. It is so often seen as being the domain of women, and around the world it is often either underpaid, or unpaid work. As the populations of the Global North live longer and longer, and as young people are unable to afford, often, to leave home, it tends to often fall to women to care for both the younger and the older generations simultaneously, what is sometimes called the ‘Sandwich Generation'. Many people are happy to stand on their doorsteps and clap for those who provide the care in our society, but not to really value care, not to campaign for it to be truly valued. These days of COVID have the potential to be a real watershed moment. So in today's episode, with two extraordinary women, we're asking "what if care work was valued?” This is an episode that might very well lead to inner paradigm shifts... Kavita Ramdas is a recognized global advocate for intersectional gender equity and justice. She currently serves as the Director of the Women's Rights Program at the Open Society Foundations. She also serves on a few select non-profit advisory boards, the board of trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the board of directors of GRIST, a publicly supported journalism non-profit focused on climate justice. Ai-jen Poo is an award-winning organizer, author, and a leading voice in the women's movement. She is the Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Director of Caring Across Generations, Co-Founder of SuperMajority, Co-Host of Sunstorm podcast and a Trustee of the Ford Foundation. Ai-jen is a nationally recognized expert on elder and family care, the future of work, and what's at stake for women of color. She is the author of the celebrated book, The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America.
You are in for such a treat. This is one of the most thought-provoking and inspiring episodes of this podcast yet. It was my huge honour to be joined by Yumna Hussen and Lottie Cooke to discuss what a reimagined education system would be like. Honestly, spending an hour in the company of these two remarkable young people, so articulate and well informed, was just a joy. Lottie and Yumna are part of an organisation called Pupil Power which is "committed to educating, engaging and transforming young minds around the issues impacting our experience of school". "So", they add, "we're demanding an entire transformation in education". And this conversation will inspire you that such a transformation is not only possible, and thrilling, but also long overdue. I hope you love this episode as much as I do. And do share your thoughts, I'd love to know what you thought of it.
Here is the perfect accompaniment to the long summer days. Or the deluge. Or perhaps a bit of both. Today we are talking about travel. As many cities begin to actively take steps away from the dominance of cars, we are asking what might it be like if that had already happened? What might it be like to live in a city in which more travel now takes place on food or on two wheels? And how are electric vehicles transforming that? It's a brilliant discussion with two amazing guests. As always, do let me know what you think, feedback is much appreciated. My two guests are: Carson Brown is a Co-founder and Head of Product at TAUR an electric scooter brand. Having spent the majority of his career dedicated to developing micromobility products. He is a strong advocate for greener, more efficient cities, and enabling people to change their lifestyle through considered design. Melissa Bruntlett is a urban mobility advocate specializing in communications and engagement. She is also the co-author of Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality and the newly released Curbing Traffic: The human case for fewer cars in our lives. Melissa focuses on urban mobility and sustainable cities, and believes it is imperative to build cities that work for every citizen, using her experience as a writer, marketer, and media producer to share the human perspective of multi-modal transport to a mainstream audience. Professionally, Melissa supports knowledge sharing and capacity building to create more equitable mobility environments, working with and advising public and private partners in Europe, North America and Australasia to develop effective and compelling communications and engagement plans and strategies. She is a Canadian living in the Netherlands with her husband Chris and their two children
94% of teachers in Ohio are white, but diversity is rising fastest in the midwest. Justin and Lance discuss the importance of diversity in education and touch on what barriers there are to achieve careers in education. tags: tsou, justin weller, lance jackson, education, teaching, diversity, inclusion, equity, midwest, ohio
Deuteronomy 16-20 We are in the World Stream reading from The Message. 7streamsmethod.com | @serenatravis | Donate Commentary by Dr. Drake Travis "Lord God, we do all these things to remember you. We know you never forget about us. Help us to be more faithful in remembering you; to acknowledge you in all our ways. Amen." Remember Jesus telling the Disciples at the Last Supper to "do this as often as you do this and to remember Him"? You remember that, right? That is all God is getting at in the reading today - to remember what He told us to remember. 16 - Remember the Passover and all the tenants of it. And observe the Passover. Celebrate it where I say. Start and stop when I say. Remember to rest from everything on the Sabbath, the festivals surrounding the harvest. We're going to always do this to keep you from worshipping the harvest. You will remember me; your God who brings you the harvest. All men appear before God three times a year. You shall bring offerings, be organized, judge fairly, and do right. 17 - Offerings are to be the best you have to bring to God. All idolaters must be executed. The nation must not tolerate idolaters or idolatry. Justice must be handled with all prudence and the lessons learned must be taken seriously by all. One day you will all be crying out for a king. I wish you wouldn't but you are going to. When you do, do as I command. He must be of your own. He must not be motivated by power, women, money. And he must be a biblical student. 18 - Take care of the Levites. They must be fed and provided for without fail. It is good when they have plenty. Honor them wherever they are or wherever they are from. All the pagan practices of all the other people you encounter must be avoided permanently. Their transgressions and witchcraft will never be legal for you to do. The prophets I raise up among you, listen to them. And there will be a specific one centuries from now - l i s t e n to Him! 19 - Again, the "cities of refuge" concept is stated. Accidents happen. And Israel must not be a place of raging revenge and such madness. Those who commit manslaughter and were not intentional need a place to go and live sheltered in peace. As the nation grows, so must the cities of refuge. Other contingencies and bylaws are also stated in 19 so that schemers don't come to rule the country. Justice must rule Israel, not criminals, not even passively or deviously. 20 - Rules for War: Never be afraid. God is right there for you ensuring victory. Anyone distracted with a new house or a new vineyard or a new wife may leave. Cowards - please leave! Towns that make peace with you, they become your servants. Towns that God tells you to decimate, consult no one and do as you're told. But don't get crazy and cut down orchards though, duh!
On today's show, we run through the final 2 minutes and 18 seconds of the Timberwolves eventual loss to the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. Specifically how Karl-Anthony Towns was going off in the fourth quarter but could not get a single shot off in the final 138 seconds. Topics include: — Play-by-play going through the final 2:18 of the game — How the Wolves offense does not flow through Towns, D'Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards the same way the Suns' offense doesn't flow through Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton — How KAT, DLo and Ant discussing how to handle late game situations — Edwards' worst offensive game and best defensive game of the season happening simultaneously — Finch dropping the rotation down to eight players, and really seven after Josh Okogie got hurt in the second quarter — Looking ahead to the Sacramento Kings matchup, and why that needs to be a game the Wolves get back on track for Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
“Cartelville, USA” is a new documentary produced by The Daily Caller and Jorge Ventura that investigates rural Southern California desert towns overrun by Mexican drug and human trafficking cartels. Ventura joins Christopher Bedford and Emily Jashinsky to discuss the film on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour.
“Cartelville, USA” is a new documentary produced by The Daily Caller and Jorge Ventura that investigates rural Southern California desert towns overrun by Mexican drug and human trafficking cartels. Ventura joins Christopher Bedford and Emily Jashinsky to discuss the film on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour.
An enormous infusion of money and effort will be needed to prepare the United States for the changes wrought by the climate crisis.We visited towns in North Carolina that have been regularly hit by floods to confront a heartbreaking question: How does a community decide whether its homes are worth saving?Guest: Christopher Flavelle, a climate reporter for The New York Times.Sign up here to get The Daily in your inbox each morning. And for an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on our show come together, subscribe to our newsletter. Background reading: For the first time, there is bipartisan acknowledgement — through actions, if not words — that the United States is unprepared for global warming and will need huge amounts of cash to cope.Homeowners in the Outer Banks of North Carolina are facing a tax increase of almost 50 percent to protect their homes. Is this the future of coastal towns?For more information on today's episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.