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Tyler Tech Podcast
Tools for Addressing the School Bus Driver Shortage with Alfred Karam

Tyler Tech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 29:57


Worker shortages have impacted many different industries including school transportation.  In this episode entitled, Tools for Addressing the School Bus Driver Shortage, we speak with Alfred Karam.  Alfred is the Director of Transportation for the Shenendehowa Central School district.  He is an Experienced, award-winning Director Of Transportation with a rich history in the transportation, trucking, and railroad industry. He is skilled in negotiation, operations management, freight, coaching, and government.His achievements include:New York Association for Pupil Transportation Art Shock Award winner - 2011School Bus Fleet Magazine Administrator of the Year winner - 2013National Association for Pupil Transportation Larson Quality Award winner – 2017And served our country as a Marine for 25 years with Transportation and Logistics as his specialty.In this episode Kim Miller, one of Tyler Tech school transportation experts, speaks with Alfred to share how he has addressed driver shortages while maintaining the highest level of safety and service for all students at Shen.Learn more about Tyler Technologies here   

Farm4Profit Podcast
Digging Deeper into Drainage Tile

Farm4Profit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 69:31


Introduction (Recording 1/10) (Airing 1/24)Thank you for listeningFarm4Profit episode vs Farm4Fun EpisodeThank you again for suggesting topics for us to talk about on the podcast and keep them coming.  Send those to farm4profitllc@gmail.com or find us all over social media.We greatly appreciate your help in growing our audience.The listener review today is brought to you by BW Fusion. They are combining best-in-class products along with BW 365 soil / tissue program, provides growers the tools and resources necessary to identify limiting factors and address them accordingly in real-time with results-focused interventions, to maximize yield potential and ROI.Robert Bray – Listened to all your episodes and they are quite entertaining!YOU can now review us on Spotify!Commercial: John DeereWhat's Working in AG (Geringhoff)Craig Lee – Director of Sales for North AmericaAdaptive Flex Technology (AFT) is our newest corn head specially designed for harvesting in terraces and hilly terrains. The AFT head has a pivot point in the center of the frame that gives farmers the flexibility to adapt their corn head to the contours of the land while maximizing yield potentials in difficult landscapes.The AFT is specially designed for maximizing yield potentials when harvesting corn in terraces and hilly terrains.Flex range ± 8 degrees12 row head = 50” total flex range16 row head = 68” total flex rangeAdaptive Flex Technology (AFT) is offered with NorthStar, NorthStar XDC, and Rota Disc processingGeringhoff.  They are head of the class no matter the crop and product to be the anchor partner of the Farm4profit PodcastPART 2 of Our #1 most requested topic – The field tile exploration (Does it always pay?)We will see how this goes as it might become a multi-part episode2nd show – Randy Nessman - master pipe layerRandy manages a drain tile company currently after working in dairy farming, custom harvesting, spraying, fertilizing, and even building grain handling equipment.  At 19 years old, he joined the local fire department. Giving back to his community is second nature to Randy. Randy relies on this variety of experience when he co-hosts "Off The Husk", a podcast started in October of 2019 with a mission to become a national voice for agriculture. When he's not working, he spends time with his wife and two boys.Refresher…….What is drainage tile?Drain tile is a system of pipes with perforations or holes that channels water away from intended areasField tile is tubing, or pipe buried in the ground to convey subsurface water to an outlet such as a stream or ditchUses Outlets and inlets strategicallyWhy do we install drainage tile?The purpose of subsurface drainage is to lower the water table in the soil. The major reason for installing subsurface drainage is to improve the productivity of the farmland.  Higher yields translate into more returns. Tile is not a luxury, it's a necessityIs this trueEverywhere?How does tile help the customers you work with and your family?Do you know of tile being used in southern regions?Used with orchard cropsUsed in connection with irrigationVarious types of tiling patternsTile drainage should be designed so the water table between tile lines can be lowered within 24 hours after a rain to a level that will not cause crop injury.  The herringbone system (b) consists of parallel tile laterals that enter the main at an angle, usually from both sides. This system is used for long, relatively narrow wet areas such as those next to flat drainageways. The parallel or gridiron system (a) is similar to the herringbone system except that the laterals enter the main from only one side. This system is used on flat, regularly shaped fields with uniform soil types. The double-main system (c) is a modification of the gridiron and herringbone systems. It is used where a depression, which is frequently a natural watercourse, divides the field. A random system (d) is used where the topography is undulating or rolling and contains isolated wet areas. How do you know what style of tile pattern to use on your farm?Who helps with this?Can you pre-plan and install later?Iowa has prairie potholes with very little slope What Software is used – are there different kinds?How are things mapped, planned out, how accurate is this?Various installation methodsPlowTrencherExcavatorAre there any benefits to one over the other?Could they all be necessary for one job?Covid-19 causing supply chain issues?Tile?Connectors?Other?Transportation delays?Tile Drainage Inspection and Maintenance – if we have tile what should we be doing to make sure we maximize that investment?You should inspect your tile drainage system regularly and conduct maintenance when required.  Prompt repair of any drain failure will keep the system in working order and prevent permanent damage to the entire system.1)  Inspection – Subsurface drainage systems do not require extensive maintenance, but the maintenance that is required is extremely important. If subsurface drains are working, water will stand in the field for only a short time after a heavy rain. If water stands for a few days, the drain may be partly or completely blocked.2)  Cleaning outlet ditches – Many subsurface drainage systems fail because outlet ditches are blocked. If the outlet ditch is filled with sediment, a survey should be conducted to determine the extent of the cleanout work.3)  Cleaning surface inlets – Poorly constructed surface inlets are subject to severe damage and require frequent repair. Inlet covers often become sealed with trash and should be checked frequently.  Clean the covers after a heavy rain and replace them carefully.4)  Repair blowouts – Holes that have developed over subsurface drains should be repaired at once.  Otherwise, large amounts of soil may wash into the line and block the entire system.5)  Remove sediment – Sediment traps can be used for subsurface drains laid in fine sand or silty soils.  If cleaned regularly, traps keep soil from filling the lines.6)  Protect drain outlets – Gullies commonly form at unprotected outlets of subsurface drains. Gullies may damage the field, silt up the drainage ditch and reduce the flow of water from the subsurface drain.7)  Control rodents – A flap gate or fixed pin guard can be used to prevent rodents and other small animals from entering and blocking outlets.8)  Control tree roots – Trees such as willow, elm, soft maple, cottonwood and other water-loving trees within approximately 100 feet of the drain should be removed. A clearance of 50 feet should be maintained from other species of trees.9)  Ochre accumulations in the drain – Ochre, which is an iron oxide, may block the drain when iron in solution moves from the soil to the drain and accumulates.Value of farmlandWith a little tileWith patterned tileWith tile mapsTips to keep multiple copies of the maps.Lock boxFiled in the abstractHome recordsWith a tile allowanceHas this ever been done? Sold saying they have a retained with a tile guy and new owner picks how its done?Any other info?“Our firm completes many farmland appraisals in Illinois. We have seen the value differences and sale price differences between poorly drained farms and farms with typical, average drainage (all with similar Productivity Indexes of 138 and above) vary by as much as 20%. Differences of up to $2,000 are not uncommon in the current market. If you can tile for $1,000 per acre and erase the $2,000 value difference, it is well worth the investment. On the flipside, if you can buy the wet farm for $2,000 per acre less than similar farmland and tile it for $1,000 per acre, you have a good investment.”Any other comments or items you'd like to bring up and share?What do you know now that you wish you would have known sooner?SummaryChallengeReminder to like, rate, and review.  Please don't hesitate to share the “Mullet of Podcasts” with your friends.  We look forward to sharing more time with you next week on our Farm4Fun EpisodeWe will be in Louisville for the National Farm Machinery Show as the Sukup Booth

Inside the Aluminum Tube with Shanon Baker
25. Old John Feather Merchant - B25 Mitchell

Inside the Aluminum Tube with Shanon Baker

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 53:53


Texas Tribune Brief
Pipeline company walks back threat to cut off gas to Texas power plants

Texas Tribune Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 5:00


The new development ends the immediate threat that up to 400,000 customers could lose power, but the underlying financial dispute between two energy giants stemming from last February's winter storm remains unresolved.

Rope Drop Radio: A Disney Travel Planning Podcast
RDR 297: Choosing your Walt Disney World Resort with Michelle McKnight of TouringPlans

Rope Drop Radio: A Disney Travel Planning Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 42:01


Today we welcome back top ten travel agent Michelle McKnight who discuss some strategies on picking the perfect resort for you at Walt Disney World.  Pools, Transportation, Beds, you name we discuss it.   For more with Michelle follow her @RopeDropQueen and us @RopeDropRadio to book a trip email Michelle@TouringPlans.com Subscribe, leave a review and support the show www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio  

My Climate Journey
Startup Series: TeraWatt Infrastructure

My Climate Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 48:43


Today's guest is Neha Palmer, CEO of TeraWatt Instructure.TeraWatt Infrastructure is building tomorrow's permanent EV charging infrastructure through a robust combination of property assets, financing vehicles, and deep energy expertise. The company designs, operates and owns on-site distributed energy systems that take the cost and complexity out of EV charging infrastructure while providing market protection and upside opportunities through capital backing and ownership. Neha brings two decades of leadership experience in the energy industry to her role at TeraWatt. Most recently, she led energy strategy for Google's global data centers. As the first hire focused on data center energy, Neha built out and led the team developing electric infrastructure and electricity procurement for the global fleet, covering dozens of sites over four continents. Before Google, Neha held leadership roles at Pacific Gas & Electric and worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. She holds an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.In this episode, Neha shares what led her to focus on energy, her role as CEO at TeraWatt, and the startup's business model and customer base. We also compare the progress between transportation fleets and passenger vehicles, how Neha thinks about private v public EV charging infrastructure, and the way government can accelerate the EV revolution. This is a must-listen episode for those interested in understanding more about the future of electrifying transportation.Enjoy the show!You can find me on twitter @jjacobs22 or @mcjpod and email at info@myclimatejourney.co, where I encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded January 10th, 2022To learn more about TeraWatt Infrastructure, visit: https://terawattinfrastructure.com/To learn more about this episode, visit: https://myclimatejourney.co/ctss-episodes/terawatt-infrastructure

Texas Tribune Brief
FBI agents descended on Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar's house, but won't say what they're investigating

Texas Tribune Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 4:35


An FBI spokesperson said the agency was present on two streets around Cuellar's house in Laredo “conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity.”

Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast
Episode 366: Inherent Transportation Expertise

Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 46:16


This week we're joined by Anna Zivarts from Disability Rights Washington and Paulo Nunes-Ueno from Front and Centered. They join us to talk about the Disability Mobility Initiative and story map, as well as the Mobility Bill of Rights.  We also chat about why mobility experiments might make travel harder for disabled travelers and why a core part of anyone's civil rights should be the ability to be safe on the road.   Follow us on twitter @theoverheadwire Support the show on Patreon. http://Patreon.com/theoverheadwire

O'Connor & Company
01.19.22: Diana Furchtgott-Roth Interview

O'Connor & Company

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 7:09


Diane Furchtgott-Roth, adjunct professor of Economics at George Washington University, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, and Chief of Staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, joined WMAL's "O'Connor and Company" radio program on Wednesday about AT&T and Verizon agree to halt 5G rollout near airports. She breaks down what we should know about this telecom battle with airports and the FAA over 5G. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you, visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 FM from 5-9 AM ET. To join the conversation, check us out on Twitter: @WMALDC, @LarryOConnor, @Jgunlock, @amber_athey and @patrickpinkfile. Show website: https://www.wmal.com/oconnor-company/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Robertland
EP 102 “DISNEYLAND'S CRITTER COUNTRY SPECIAL” W/ Rossco Soletrain & Randy Madden

Robertland

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 48:33


Rob, Ross & Randy Madden Discuss Disneyland's Own “Critter Country”! The smallest land as well as the only “Critter Country” in any Disney park is home to WINNIE THE POOH, SPLASH MOUNTAIN AND THE CANOES! It used to contain my favorite attraction “THE COUNTRY BEAR JAMBOREE”! Critter Country where the burgers are made raw & the ivermectin runs like Moonshine this season! A place near & dear to my heart. Good morning and Enjoy “There ain't nothing great out doors”! Also features a theme park minute with Zack Hillman! GUEST SOCIAL MEDIA - Robert Thompson Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/robertlandpodcast/ Rossco Soletrain - https://linktr.ee/rosscosoletrain The Robertland Podcast is a Theme Park / Amusement Park Podcast with a Oddball Comedic twist that leans NSFW. Hosts Robert Thompson and Rossco Soletrain explore the Theme and Amusement parks located World Wide and the Communities that revolve around them. Weather it be Parks, Hotels, Transportation, Landscaping, Restaurants, Rides, History, Memories, Consessions, Creators, Characters, Operaters, Owners or even the Hookers that work the nearby corners of the parks, Robertland brings Special Guests who share their unique experiences with our Special Audience. Enjoy.

Texas Tribune Brief
Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller's political consultant indicted on charges of theft, bribery in hemp license scheme

Texas Tribune Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 3:29


The indictment comes as Miller seeks a third term as agriculture commissioner. Miller is up against two Republican challengers in the March primary, state Rep. James White, R-Hillister, and Carey Counsil, an economics professor at Blinn College.

Disney World is Awesome
Ep. 082: Listener Questions (themed resorts, best rides for kids, airport transportation, dining reservation tips and more!)

Disney World is Awesome

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 38:09


Answering your questions in this week's episode! (Not experts) * * * * * *We hope this podcast brings up good memories from your past trips, gets you excited for your next trip, and fills the void in between. Brought to you by TJ, Matt and Landon.Thanks so much for listening!We'll see you on Facebook: DISNEY WORLD IS AWESOMEWe'll see you on Instagram: @disney.world.is.awesomeA Walt Disney World Podcast for Disney fans. Talking all things Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom.

Sinocism
More cases in Beijing; CCDI Plenum; Le Yucheng speech; Monetary easing

Sinocism

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022


Today’s Essential Eight: More cases in Beijing CCDI Plenum Le Yucheng recaps 2021 diplomacy, lays into the US How much monetary easing is ahead? Speeding up infrastructure projects Transportation system five year plan German business confidence Security review of official Beijing Olympics app

TODAY
January 18: Airlines warn about 5G rollout. East coast winter storm latest. Inside the effort to restore the Notre Dame Cathedral.

TODAY

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 32:34


Airlines are calling on the White House to stop Wednesday's nationwide rollout of the new 5G cell networks warning of massive disruptions to both passengers and cargo flights. Plus, Pittsburgh schools are closed today due to that massive winter storm — this morning, cities up and down the East Coast are recovering. Also, a look inside the restoration of the Notre Dame Cathedral nearly three years after that fire. 

The Cabin
Wis-Cider: Cideries and Meaderies

The Cabin

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 43:30


The Cabin is presented by the Wisconsin Counties Association and this week we're featuring Oneida County; https://bit.ly/3G2tTZrThe Cabin is also presented by WCA's Group Health Trust reminding you that January is National Blood Donation month and blood supply is critically low. Find your local donation center today; https://bit.ly/3JMizCXCampfire Conversation: We've covered wineries, breweries, and distilleries…but what about cider and mead? This popular beverage originated during colonial times and has been making a huge comeback for about the last 10 years, and the cider / mead business in Wisconsin is no joke. These specialty drinks made from fermenting honey, apples, or pears should certainly be on your list to try this year! Check out this episode for some of the best hot spots around Wisconsin to indulge in a glass of cider or mead! Some cideries and meaderies mentioned in the episode include; Rushford Meadery & Winery (Omro), Island Orchard Cider (Ellison Bay), Maiden Rock Cidery (Stockholm), The Cider Farm (Madison), Ciderboys Cider (Stevens Point), Captain's Walk Winery (Green Bay), The Hive Taproom (East Troy), SoLu Estate Winery & Meadery (Dundee), Lost Valley Cider (Milwaukee), Bos Meadery (Madison), Aeppeltreow Winery & Cidery, (Burlington), Brix Cider (Mount Horeb), Apfelhaus & Blue Ox Cideries (Bayfield), and more!Wisconsin Department of Transportation; With winter driving conditions, remember to buckle up and put the phone down while driving in Wisconsin; https://bit.ly/3lE53Y4UW-Platteville; An affordable and exemplary education, specifically for graduate degrees and professional certificates you've been dreaming of; https://bit.ly/3nz1XpEMarshfield Clinic; All of Us Research Program; https://bit.ly/3klM56EKnow Your Wisconsin: Curling 

Texas Tribune Brief
Terror of synagogue standoff is no isolated incident to Texas Jewish leaders

Texas Tribune Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 4:14


News of Congregation Beth Israel hostages' safe escape is met with intense relief, but communities feel pain and fear over the latest in a series of antisemitic attacks and incidents in Texas and beyond.

Yoga Is Vegan
120-Living in Your Values with Lara Heimann

Yoga Is Vegan

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 63:22


In today's episode, Yoga is Vegan's Holly Skodis and Lara Heimann talk about how common it is that yoga teachers complete Yoga Teacher Trainings without understanding how the body works. We discuss incorporating veganism into Yoga and we talk about Lara's vegan journey.The seeds of Lara's fascination with the brain-body connection were planted at the tender age of 18 as she laced up her running shoes for a marathon she had not trained for. Hitting the wall at mile 20, Lara learned that she could overcome physical fatigue with mental strength and powered herself across the finish line and into a lifelong quest to learn about the physical-mental relationship. She went on to get a BA from Duke University in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, an MS from Duke University in Physical Therapy, and a Neurodevelopmental Training Certification through Stanford University.In 1999, after several years of yoga practice and teaching, Lara took a 200-hour yoga teacher training and was shocked to learn that most yoga doesn't inform about body awareness and mechanics. In the years to follow, Lara created her LYT Yoga Method®, combining physiology, kinesiology, neurology, and functional movement patterns to yield a more cohesive philosophy.Lara Heimann is an international yoga pioneer and Physical Therapist focused on evolving the practice of yoga to empower movement and balance amidst a modern lifestyle of technology and sedentariness. She is redefining the modern practice of yoga through her comprehensive LYT Method®, emphasizing smart alignment, functional movement, and spiritual wellness. Lara has taught her methodology to thousands of students in more than 50 countries and has led workshops worldwide to speak about and explore consciousness, anatomy and purposeful movement. She is a regular contributor to Women Fitness, and has been featured in outlets like NBC News, Today Show, Inside Edition, Yahoo, Shape, Scientific American, MSN, Nylon, Pop Sugar, Elite Daily, Well+Good and so many more. She has also partnered with the New York City Department of Transportation to lead a city-wide yoga class to nearly 400 participants during its Summer Streets initiative. Through its holistic connection between body and mind, Lara's methodology is a clear and influential roadmap to ignite the spirit to operate at its highest potential. Coined a “yoga mama” by students across the globe, and a teacher of teachers, Lara is also a certified Natural Food Chef (Natural Kitchen Cooking School) and Holistic Health Coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition) who champions healthy habits beyond the mat and advocates for the environment and all species of animals. In today's episode, Yoga is Vegan's Holly Skodis and Lara Heimann talk about how common it is that yoga teachers complete Yoga Teacher Trainings without understanding how the body works. We discuss incorporating veganism into Yoga and we talk about Lara's vegan journey.Connect with Lara:Website: lytyoga.com Instagram: @lara.heimannTo you want to support this show? If you enjoy the Yoga is Vegan podcast a great way to show your support is by leaving a review on the Apple Podcasts app. This helps other find the podcast and hopefully find the connection between Yoga and Veganism. Following the podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts helps also.

Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk
OB212: No Crying at This Party

Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 72:17


Episode 212 Show Notes   Topic of the show: On this week's episode, AG and RH discuss how they determine when they've reached their maximum capacity.  How do we deal sudden task saturation?  What tools do we have available to safely work our way out of a busy session?  This episode was a lot of fun to record and you won't want to miss it!   Timely Feedback: 1. SGAC Patron Sierra Echo brings up a very important point about operating under Class Bravo. 2. Patron WO shared some thoughts about an episode of the The Finer Points Aviation podcast. Check it out!   Feedback Patron Golf Mike asked about controller's knowledge of weather and how it applies to their work. Patron Juliet Echo Charlie asked about the limitation of a tower controller.   Mentioned in the show: Cold Weather corrections: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/aim_html/chap7_section_3.html Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don't be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/. Legal Notice  The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications.

Lucy Wow
Lucy Wow Presents: Transportation Inventions

Lucy Wow

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 17:34


On a long trip and looking for something to keep you busy? Tune in to this special super-sized Kapow's Power of Invention episode! We've taken some of Kapow's favorite episodes from earlier this season and gathered them here just for you!

Talking Motorcycles
Ep.026 Mark Asuncion Twist Grip Skids and Fab

Talking Motorcycles

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 56:29


This week Tom sits down with Mark Asuncion - They work in the same building but in different departments. After Tom finds out Mark rides, he needs to know more. What better way to get to know someone… on the mic for the internet to hear!! It turns out Mark is heavy into chopping Harleys… mobbin' on Harleys… short trips but dreams of long trips on them too! The young gun has the spirit and fab skills to be involved in the moto world for a lifetime. Recently discovering the dual-sport world, there could be a cross-over in the future! www.talkingmotorcycles.com www.revivalmotoring.com www.cardinalcreativeagency.com

Texas Tribune TribCast
TribCast: A legal snag for Gov. Greg Abbott's border initiative

Texas Tribune TribCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 31:34


In this week's episode, Matthew speaks with Jolie and Alexa about a potentially influential court case in Gov. Greg Abbott's effort to arrest migrants at the border and a high rejection rate among applicants seeking to vote by mail.

Texas Tribune Brief
Probe of Texas National Guard border mission demanded over suicide attempts, abysmal conditions and delayed pay

Texas Tribune Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 6:26


The call for action from Texas Democrats comes as another service member based in the city of Pharr survived a suicide attempt on Sunday, according to an incident report obtained by Army Times and The Texas Tribune.

Tactical Leadership
Tactical Friday: The Key is to Simplify

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 13:22


“When you break it down into those steps, it becomes achievable. What do we do in the military, we break it down, right? We break it down simple steps.” - Paul Huszar Welcome to this episode of Tactical Friday! In today's episode, I welcome Paul Huszar back as he tells us the practical steps to take in making the transition to becoming business owners. It goes to show that the values we learned as veterans can be used as an advantage to make the process more feasible. LTC(R) Paul Huszar, CFE, P.E. is the CEO of VetCor, a restoration company focused on creating meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for veterans, and Team VetCor, a holding company composed of several companies focused on creating business ownership opportunities for veterans and their immediate family members through franchising VetCor. Paul served 23 years on active duty including four combat tours in Iraq, service as the Dean of the U.S. Army Engineer School, and commanding Joint Task Force Eagle in 09-10, a 1,000+ Soldier and Airmen joint task force, operating throughout northern and western Iraq. Paul earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from West Point and graduate certificates in Administration and Management, and Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics, along with an M.S.C.E from the University of Washington. Paul is a Certified Franchise Executive and also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri.   [00:01 - 00:46] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! For the first part of my interview with Paul, tune in to last Monday's episode    [00:47 - 11:42] Call to Action for Transitioning Veterans Action steps to take Consider business ownership or owning stocks. Did you know that 49% of World War 2 veterans became business owners? Developing the business A system in place such as a franchise is ideal. This takes formulating a business plan, at least a month's worth of profit and loss analysis, and  Assumptions to facts Breaking down into simple steps   [11:43 - 13:23] Closing Segment   Connect with Paul (links below)  Visit his website, Linkedin, and more!  Closing words    Key Quote:  “A military leader can translate that [business operating systems] so effectively when it changes the game.” - Zack Knight     Connect with Paul  Visit his website at http://www.vetcorservices.com (www.vetcorservices.com). Connect with him at Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulhuszar/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulhuszar/).    Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or clickhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tactical-leadership/id1498567657 ( here) to listen to our previous episodes.   Tactical Leadership is brought to you by Knight Protection Services. A veteran-owned and operated company, with extensive experience in risk assessment and crime prevention. Find out more by visiting https://knightprotectionllc.com/ ( https://knightprotectionllc.com/)   If you want to learn how to build a better business check out my website athttps://beatacticalleader.com/ ( Beatacticalleader.com). You can connect with us onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/zaknight ( LinkedIn),https://www.instagram.com/beatacticalleader/ ( Instagram), or joinhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/BATLgroup/ ( Our BATL Space) and become part of the community.

This is Oklahoma
This is T.W. Shannon - CEO of Chickasaw Community Bank ( Part 2 )

This is Oklahoma

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 41:58


On this episode (Part 2) of my chat with T.W. Shannon the current CEO of Chickasaw Community Bank and State of Oklahoma Commissioner of Transportation.  We talked about his personal brand and how he has leveraged that to raise the banks social media presence. We talk about the power of social media and using it as a tool to tell stories. We dive into his Native American heritage and how it has impacted his life and families lives as well as the great state of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame which he honored to be a board member.  Follow T.W. on instagram www.instagram.com/twshannon Go to ccb.bank for Chickasaw Community Bank and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/chickasawcommunitybank www.instagram.com/chickasawcommunitybank This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame telling Oklahomas story through its people since 1929. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram for daily updates www.instagram.com/oklahomahof #thisisoklahoma 

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Friday, January 14th 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 19:37


Play during opening: 0:00-0:10 …and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Friday, January 14, 2022. SCOTUS Blocks Biden VAX Mandate & Upholds Healthcare Worker Mandate https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/13/supreme-court-ruling-biden-covid-vaccine-mandates.html The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its sweeping vaccine-or-test requirements for large private companies, but allowed a vaccine mandate to stand for medical facilities that take Medicare or Medicaid payments. The rulings came three days after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's emergency measure for businesses started to take effect. The mandate required that workers at businesses with 100 or more employees get vaccinated or submit a negative Covid test weekly to enter the workplace. It also required unvaccinated workers to wear masks indoors at work. “Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,” the court wrote in an unsigned opinion. “Requiring the vaccination of 84 million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees, certainly falls in the latter category,” the court wrote. President Joe Biden, in a statement, said the Supreme Court chose to block requirements that are life-saving for workers. Biden called on states and businesses to step up and voluntarily institute vaccination requirements to protect workers, customers and the broader community. “The Court has ruled that my administration cannot use the authority granted to it by Congress to require this measure, but that does not stop me from using my voice as President to advocate for employers to do the right thing to protect Americans' health and economy,” Biden said. In a separate, simultaneously released ruling on the administration's vaccination rules for health-care workers, a 5-4 majority sided with the Biden administration. “We agree with the Government that the [Health and Human Services] Secretary's rule falls within the authorities that Congress has conferred upon him,” said the majority, writing that the rule “fits neatly within the language of the statute.” “After all, ensuring that providers take steps to avoid transmitting a dangerous virus to their patients is consistent with the fundamental principle of the medical profession: first, do no harm,” the majority opinion read. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett, four of the six conservatives on the nine-seat bench, dissented. Kavanaugh and Roberts joined the three liberals to enforce this ruling. “I do not think that the Federal Government is likely to be able to show that Congress has authorized the unprecedented step of compelling over 10,000,000 healthcare workers to be vaccinated on pain of being fired,” Alito wrote in his dissent. FDA Issues Racist Triage Rationing for COVID Treatments https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/food-and-drug-administration-drives-racial-rationing-of-covid-drugs/ Fron the Washington Free Beacon: In New York, racial minorities are automatically eligible for scarce COVID-19 therapeutics, regardless of age or underlying conditions. In Utah, "Latinx ethnicity" counts for more points than "congestive heart failure" in a patient's "COVID-19 risk score"—the state's framework for allocating monoclonal antibodies. And in Minnesota, health officials have devised their own "ethical framework" that prioritizes black 18-year-olds over white 64-year-olds—even though the latter are at much higher risk of severe disease. These schemes have sparked widespread condemnation of the state governments implementing them. But the idea to use race to determine drug eligibility wasn't hatched in local health departments; it came directly from the federal Food and Drug Administration. When the FDA issued its emergency use authorizations for monoclonal antibodies and oral antivirals, it authorized them only for "high risk" patients—and issued guidance on what factors put patients at risk. One of those factors was race. The FDA "fact sheet" for Sotrovimab, the only monoclonal antibody effective against the Omicron variant, states that "race or ethnicity" can "place individual patients at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19." The fact sheet for Paxlovid, Pfizer's new antiviral pill, uses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's definition of "high risk," which states that "systemic health and social inequities" have put minorities "at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19." The guidance sheets are nonbinding and do not require clinicians to racially allocate the drugs. But states have nonetheless relied on them to justify race-based triage. "The FDA has acknowledged that in addition to certain underlying health conditions, race and ethnicity ‘may also place individual patients at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19,'" Minnesota's plan reads. "FDA's acknowledgment means that race and ethnicity alone, apart from other underlying health conditions, may be considered in determining eligibility for [monoclonal antibodies]." Utah's plan contains similar language. In a section on the "Ethical Justification for Using Race/Ethnicity in Patient Selection," it notes that the FDA "specifically states that race and ethnicity may be considered when identifying patients most likely to benefit from this lifesaving treatment." The FDA declined to comment on either state's plan, saying only that "there are no limitations on the authorizations that would restrict their use in individuals based on race." The triage plans are part of a broader push to rectify racial health disparities through race-conscious means. In March of last year, for example, two doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston outlined an "antiracist agenda for medicine" that involved "offering preferential care based on race." And last year, Vermont and New Hampshire both gave racial minorities priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine, resulting in at least one formal civil rights complaint against New Hampshire. The trend has alarmed Roger Severino, the former civil rights director at the Department of Health and Human Services, who called racial preferences in medicine a "corrosive and grossly unfair" practice. "Our civil rights laws are not suspended during a public health emergency," Severino said. "We should never deny someone life-saving health care because of the color of their skin." The triage plans show how federal guidelines can encourage this sort of race discrimination. They also suggest that the FDA is making political judgments, not just scientific ones. "They're injecting politics into science," said a former senior HHS official. "That's something the Trump administration was pilloried for allegedly doing." One clear sign of that politicization, several legal and medical experts said, is the guidance's double standard between race and sex. Men in the United States have proven to be about 60 percent more likely than women to die of the disease, according to research from the Brookings Institution, and within some age brackets the mortality gap is even larger. But the FDA doesn't list sex as a risk factor anywhere in its guidance. And while the Utah scheme does take it into account, the New York and Minnesota schemes do not. Nor do they or the FDA give any weight to geography and socioeconomic status, both of which are associated with COVID-19 mortality. Instead, the triage plans give more weight to race than to many comorbidities. In Minnesota's scoring system, "BIPOC status" is worth two points, the same as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, whereas "hypertension in a patient 55 years and older" is worth just one. In Utah's scoring system, "Non-white race or Hispanic/Latinx ethnicity" is worth two points—the same amount as diabetes, obesity, and "severely immunocompromised"—while hypertension, congestive heart failure, chronic pulmonary disease, and "shortness of breath" count for one each. Men do receive one extra point under the Utah scheme, on the grounds that "male gender is associated with increased risk of severe COVID-19." Nonbinary patients, the document says, "may choose to answer" questions about their gender identity "with that background information." Speaking of Woke medicine… Microsoft WORD Will Now Offer Woke Corrections https://notthebee.com/article/microsoft-word-introduces-new-woke-feature-to-monitor-your-language?fbclid=IwAR0sxOqYrccyxxhgAfuKMSuVVCtBFRRQaHfC8qs1PZ3HmOtL4S6PU6Z8DAE From Not the Bee: Microsoft has just introduced a woke, politically correct feature that I don't think anyone ever asked for… Traditionally, Microsoft Word has been used by its 250 million users for things such as spelling, punctuation, and grammar checks. But that wasn't enough for the tech giant. They (probably) thought, "spelling and grammar checks are great and all but what we really want to do is influence and control the masses." Control is the biggest rave these days. Word will now highlight no-no words with a purple line beneath any problematic words or phrases that focus on gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity or even "socioeconomic status." Red lines are for spelling errors. Green lines for grammar mistakes. And now, purple lines are politically correct language police alerts. If you type a bigoted word like, let's say... "postman," Word will offer less offensive, gender-neutral alternatives like "mail carrier" or "postal worker." The software also suggests altering astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous quote from "one giant leap for mankind," to "humankind" or "humanity" instead. Who knew Neil Armstrong was such a sexist bigot... Microsoft Word knew. In the lyrics to Barry Manilow's party favourite Copacabana, Microsoft suggests Lola be referred to as a "dancer," "performer" or "performing artist" rather than a "showgirl." Word is not just policing your language (and by default, your thoughts) but it seems as though Microsoft wants us to re-write and re-imagine history by suggesting we change famous quotes. It also proposes changing "maid" to "house cleaner." Other changes include "headmaster" (Word suggests "principal"), "mistress" ("lover"), "master" ("expert"), "manpower" ("workforce") and "heroine" ("hero"). This isn't the first time Microsoft is cracking down on language, and it probably won't be the last! Just last year, Microsoft 365 tried to filter swearing and "bad behavior." Microsoft was also ridiculed in November over a video presentation showing senior execs introducing themselves by citing their race and gender pronouns. Marketing manager Nic Fillingham was filmed saying: "I'm a Caucasian man with glasses and a beard. I go by he/him." The Reformed Sage DNB: Founded in 2018, The Reformed Sage exists to edify Christians with products and services that build the kingdom of God and proclaim the gospel to all. We have created products that are unique, useful, beautiful, and humorous. We have wood art, engraved wall art, apparel, drinkware, decals, stamps, and much more. We also regularly make custom merchandise at wholesale prices for churches, ministries and businesses that want to add or expand their product offerings in turn increasing revenue. Please use promo code FLF22 for 10% off your first order. AND HAPPENING NOW: All apparel is marked down until Super Bowl Sunday! (No promo code necessary) Shirts: $20 Hoodies: $30 and more! They are changing apparel vendors and removing some designs. We do not know at this time what color/sizing options we will have available come March 1. So, if there is an apparel combo you want (design/size/color) better grab it before it is gone for good! This sale ends on February 6th. Next up from a listener – and remember you can send stories that you think we should cover on these Daily News Briefs to news@crosspolitic dot com. A Federal Agency Has Begun Collecting Names & Religious Exemption Records https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jan/11/biden-administration-planning-lists-employees-seek/ The Washington Times reports: An obscure federal agency has proposed creating a database capturing the names and “personal religious information” of government employees who submit “religious accommodation requests” to be exempted from the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. At least seven other federal agencies, including five Cabinet departments, are apparently setting up similar “personal religious information” databases, according to an analyst at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in the District. The federal Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, or CSOSA, published a “notice of a new system of records” in the Federal Register on Tuesday. The agency, which supervises defendants awaiting trial as well as parolees, aims to “reduce recidivism” and “integrate offenders into the community by connecting them with resources and interventions.” The federal departments of Treasury, the Interior, Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, and Transportation, as well as the General Services Administration and the Securities and Exchange Commission, have each published proposed rule-makings to implement “systems of records” tracking their workers' religious accommodation requests. While there is “some data collection that is likely and legally permissible under Title VII, when an individual at a covered agency requests a religious accommodation,” Sarah Parshall Perry, a legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation's Institute for Constitutional Government, said, “we have not seen it on a broad scale like this ever.” President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal workers took effect Nov. 22 under an executive order he issued Sept. 9. The executive order said its terms were “subject to such exceptions as required by law.” “We're not clear on what personal religious information is going to be gathered” under the CSOSA proposal, Ms. Perry said, adding that numerous sticky questions will come up. “How does one as a federal agency determine the sincerity or lack thereof of an individual's religious beliefs?” she asked rhetorically. “Normally, information like that goes directly to the [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] and is maintained for internal purposes, just in the case that there is a future dispute about whether or not religious discrimination exists. However, we're not told why or how this information is being used. And that smacks of religious discrimination on a grand scale.” Psalm of the Day: 23 0:20-0:54, 3:33-4:11 The King of Love my shepherd is… Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise, within thy house forever. Amen. Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. Or find them on our App: just search “Fight Laugh Feast” in your favorite app store and never miss a show. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. What allows us to continuing growing to take on the Big Media Lie Fest is your monthly membership support. If you've already joined, a huge thanks to you, and if you haven't, please consider joining today and have a great weekend.

Afrobility: Africa Tech & Business
#45: Gokada - How the mobility tech platform is providing delivery & transportation services across Nigeria

Afrobility: Africa Tech & Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 119:33


Overview: Today, we're going to talk about Gokada - the Nigerian mobility tech platform. We'll explore the Gokada story across 5 areas: African ridesharing context Gokada's launch, early history, growth over time & fundraising Product & monetization strategy Competitive positioning & potential exit options Overall outlook This episode was recorded on Jan 9, 2022. Companies discussed: Gokada, GoJek, Max.ng, Pathao, Bolt, Uber & Jumia Business concepts discussed: Mobility, logistics, delivery, bike-sharing, Super Apps, Transportation & Logistics Conversation highlights: (01:00) - Gokada context (06:50 - Bike-sharing platforms in other markets - GoJek (08:30) - Nigeria transportation context (37:00) - Gokada founding & early history (51:00) - Fundraising & growth (58:00) - Product & monetization strategy (1:17:00) - Competition & exit options (1:25:13) - Olumide's overall thoughts & outlook (1:33:45) - Bankole's overall thoughts & outlook (1:43:44) - Recommendations & small wins Olumide: Recommendation: How Airlines quietly became banks: Wonderful video that matches a bunch of my interests. Reward programs + corporate finance. Sweet! Recommendation: 9 things I learned about Productivity this year (David Cain). Amazing article about productivity and procrastination Win: Got Logitech Brio & started using Windows Hello Other content: Lagos BRT case study Interested in investing in Africa Tech with Olumide: Read about Adamantium fund & contact me at olumide@afrobility.com Founders looking for funding: If you're a B2B founder working on Education, Health, Finance or food, please contact me for funding at olumide@afrobility.com Bankole: Recommendations: Moxie Marlinspike My first impressions of web3, Why Is There Confetti In So Many Taser Guns & Come My Way (Wande Coal) Win: Saw Kamaru Usman in Lagos! Other content: Gokada finds new growth in logistics, Gokada is not okada, History of Gokada, road quality report (WEF) & The Flip Podcast - S2E3: Finding Fit - Opportunities in the Global South Listeners, Operators & Investors: Email info@afrobility.com, we'd love to partner or get your feedback. All episodes on Afrobility.com

Texas Tribune Brief
Who's required to get vaccinated in Texas?

Texas Tribune Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 5:13


The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision soon that will shape the future of vaccine policies. But as litigation stands, federal mandates for Texas Army National Guard members and employers of large businesses are currently in effect.

Chompers
Jokes Week Morning Transportation Jokes (1-13-2022)

Chompers

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 3:00


Knock knock. Who's there? Today's joke-filled episode of Chompers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Texas Tribune Brief
COVID-19 kept Texas Democrats off the campaign trail in 2020. Not this time.

Texas Tribune Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 4:29


In 2020, Democrats took their campaign efforts virtual. But they later admitted that the lack of in-person campaigning hurt them at the polls.

Good Together: Ethical, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Living
How the Automotive Industry Impacts Climate Change—and What You Can Do to Help

Good Together: Ethical, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Living

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 38:09


Transportation accounts for 29% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making it the largest contributor—even over electricity and agriculture. After decades of stalled action on fuel efficiency standards, fuel efficiency and new vehicle greenhouse gas standards are on a path to improve over the next 13 years. This week, Laura speaks with Dan Becker, director of the Center for Biological Diversity's Safe Climate Transport Campaign, about the future of the transportation industry and its role in climate change. He also discusses how we can shape the future of the automotive industry. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/how-to-reduce-your-transportation-footprint.

The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti
Cloud-Based Construction Infrastructure Software with Balaji Sreenivasan

The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 26:36


Balaji Sreenivasan is the founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and board member at Aurigo Software Technologies based in Austin, TX. Balaji has played a critical role in shaping Aurigo over the last 18 years to be a modern enterprise cloud software business that is helping (construction) infrastructure owners plan and build over $300 billion of capital projects more efficiently. Balaji spends his time on product strategy, customer delight, and enabling the amazing people at Aurigo to be their best. He is an alumnus of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy, and the University of Florida, Gainesville. Aurigo has helped plan and deliver over 40,000 projects across North America. Their customers include eight US DOTs, the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario, and several large agencies, including Cities of Seattle, Houston, and Las Vegas, and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, to name a few. Aurigo is North America's #1 provider of Enterprise Cloud Software that helps Infrastructure owners plan and build smarter so they can build better. Their mission is to digitally transform the way capital infrastructure, such as roads, highways, sea ports, airports, water authorities and light rail transits are planned and delivered in North America. They have a leading portfolio of software subscription offerings with over $100M bookings.   Show Highlights Aurigo, a cloud based enterprise focused on infrastructure and the construction lifecycle from an owner's perspective. Combination of business opportunity and core skills to benefit infrastructure. What drove Balaji to fill gaps in this industry? Entrepreneurship tips on building a network, finding mentors, and later angel investors. A platform to deliver funded projects across the US. ​​Infrastructure and resiliency and so much more? Native mobile apps that harness data across the entire construction lifecycle to make better decisions at every stage. Project Sentiment Analysis from conceptual design to ribbon cutting.  “Everyone out there, if they're not thinking of sustainability, thinking about how to have an infrastructure asset that can protect the environment and not harm it…they're not thinking of building a better tomorrow. They may not be asking themselves: how do I build a better tomorrow? You build a better tomorrow by planning with confidence; you build with quality and you maintain with efficiency.” -Balaji Sreenivasan   Balaji Sreenivasan Transcript   Balaji Sreenivasan's Show Resource and Information Linkedin Aurigo Software Technologies Books | Bill Gates Klara and the Sun:      Connect with Charlie Cichetti and GBES Charlie on LinkedIn Green Building Educational Services GBES on Twitter Connect on LinkedIn Like on Facebook Google+ GBES Pinterest Pins GBES on Instagram   GBES is excited our membership community is growing. Consider joining our membership community as members are given access to some of the guests on the podcasts that you can ask project questions. If you are preparing for an exam, there will be more assurance that you will pass your next exam, you will be given cliff notes if you are a member, and so much more. Go to www.gbes.com/join to learn more about the 4 different levels of access to this one-of-a-kind career-advancing green building community! If you truly enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a positive rating and review on iTunes.  We have prepared more episodes for the upcoming weeks, so come by again next week! Thank you for tuning in to the Green Building Matters Podcast!   Copyright © 2021 GBES

Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff
Extinct Transportainment - MOW #403

Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 91:12


In honor of Walt Disney World's 50th, Professor X joins us to discuss extinct modes of conveyances, which either could have been used for transportation or entertainment. It's transportainment if you will. What are your thoughts on this topic? Which modes of trnasportainment did you experience? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

This is Oklahoma
This is T.W. Shannon - CEO of Chickasaw Community Bank ( Part 1 )

This is Oklahoma

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 60:25


On this episode I chatted with T.W. Shannon the current CEO of Chickasaw Community Bank and State of Oklahoma Commissioner of Transportation. T.W. is a busy man and has a fascinating career leading to this point. If you follow him on social media there's no secret where he stands politically and we talk about all of it in todays podcast. This is part one of a two part podcast. Part one we dive into his upbringing, college life and early aspirations into politics. In part two we talk more about what Chickasaw Community Bank is doing in the metro.  Follow T.W. on instagram www.instagram.com/twshannon Go to ccb.bank for Chickasaw Community Bank and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/chickasawcommunitybank. This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame telling Oklahomas story through its people since 1929. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram for daily updates www.instagram.com/oklahomahof #thisisoklahoma 

Bolton Ebikes - The Podcast
Transforming Transportation with Chris Nolte, Founder of Propel Ebikes | EP 103

Bolton Ebikes - The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 57:06


Hey everybody! Welcome back to another episode of the podcast. I've got Chris Nolte coming on the show today from Propel. You might recognize that name. If you've been looking around at different ebikes, different websites or more so even different content. He is also another ebike shop owner and and a Youtuber so that's pretty exciting to have somebody else doing this as well. He met up with Jessica at one of the events in Arizona, and I'm thankful that she was able to get us connected and get this started. So let's jump right into it. And here again from Chris Nolte with Propel. In today's episode you'll learn more about: How Chris Nolte got started with bikes and what challenges he ran into right away.  How Chris has lobbied to understand and support ebikes within NYC and how he has been involved in People For Bikes to influence greater access for ebikes.  What recent events have brought more attention to the future of ebikes and how that can impact you as a rider.  A discussion of how we are on the same page with our passion for ebikes and why that makes a difference for you when you're looking for an ebike over other shops.  The psychological benefits Chris has experienced by riding ebikes  What changes he has seen over time and what he has used from those learning experiences.  Why he is passionate about cargo models and ebikes to help transform transportation.  What Chris finds important when sharing his passion and purpose with his audience.   and so much more! Thank you everybody for listening to the podcast today! I hope you enjoyed that and learned something from it. I feel like I learned some. Every single time I interview somebody from another ebike company. I know it seems a little bit crazy to review other people's bikes to talk to other ebike companies, but I think that's what we all should be doing. So that way we're making and producing the best bikes we possibly can for you. Because I don't know, talking to you, whoever's listening. What sort of bike you want, but certainly you're going to tell me at some point, or are you going to tell somebody like Chris, what you want and hopefully we can help provide them. Make sure to go to ebike podcast dot com. If you haven't already, sign up for our newsletter so you get emails when new episodes come out. I will talk with you on another Tuesday. Links from Bolton Ebikes & Propel Bikes Check out Propel Ebikes: https://www.propelbikes.com Sign up for Upcoming Podcast Episodes: www.ebikepodcast.com Get A Bolton Ebike: https://www.boltonebikes.com Buy OR Sell your Ebike with Ebike Search: https://www.ebikesearch.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boltonebikes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boltonebikes Subscribe to The Bolton Ebikes YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/boltonebikes?sub_confirmation=1 Join The Bolton Ebikes Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/868947773245145/ Who do you want me to interview for The Bolton Ebikes Podcast? Let us know! Submit the contact information and stories about those ebike adventures to the team at info@boltonebikes.com and let us know you want to be on the show!

The Cabin
Tails on the Trails: Skijoring with Niina Baum on Team USA

The Cabin

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 44:04


The Cabin is presented by the Wisconsin Counties Association and this week we're featuring Calumet County; https://bit.ly/3JJJyPvThe Cabin is also presented by WCA's Group Health Trust reminding you that January is National Blood Donation month and blood supply is critically low. Find your local donation center today!Campfire Conversation: If you love your dogs and need some inspiration for getting outside during this Wisconsin winter, might we suggest…skijoring? This winter sport on skis while your dog helps propel you down the slopes is the exhilaration that your January is craving. To explain this exhilarating winter activity, we are joined by none other than Niina Baum, the new Team Caption on Team USA for Skijoring and Sled Dog Racing with the IFSS (International Federation of Sleddog Sports) 2022 World Championships in Sweden.This Wisconsin Northwoods native will have you itching to get outside and on to some skis by the end of the episode, so get ready! Make sure to follow along with Niina's adventures on Instagram at: @niinatheadventuressWisconsin Department of Transportation; With winter driving conditions, remember to buckle up and put the phone down while driving in Wisconsin; https://bit.ly/3lE53Y4UW-Platteville; An affordable and exemplary education, specifically for graduate degrees and professional certificates you've been dreaming of; https://bit.ly/3nz1XpEMarshfield Clinic; All of Us Research Program; https://bit.ly/3klM56EKnow Your Wisconsin: UW-Green Bay Northern Pike Research

Texas Tribune Brief
Rice and 15 other universities accused of conspiring to limit financial aid

Texas Tribune Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 3:56


A federal lawsuit accuses Rice University of engaging in price-fixing in collaboration with other prestigious private schools across the country, inflating the cost of college for students who need aid.

Tactical Leadership
Breaking Barriers towards Irreversible Momentum

Tactical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 38:35


“So how did we learn how to be an adult based on the cultures, norms, and values of the US military? I'm not trying to make a statement but is distinctly different than the rest of society. I'm not trying to say we're better because we're not, we just made different choices, right?” - Paul Huszar Welcome to another week of Tactical Leader! In today's episode, we have Paul Huszar as he shares his military journey and his journey to leadership. How our identity is being heavily attached to our uniform as we transition out of the military realm can be a barrier for us on the way to exponential growth in society, but by recognizing our positive values, it is possible to pivot and grasp the life we deserve. LTC(R) Paul Huszar, CFE, P.E. is the CEO of VetCor, a restoration company focused on creating meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for veterans, and Team VetCor, a holding company composed of several companies focused on creating business ownership opportunities for veterans and their immediate family members through franchising VetCor. Paul served 23 years on active duty including four combat tours in Iraq, service as the Dean of the U.S. Army Engineer School, and commanding Joint Task Force Eagle in 09-10, a 1,000+ Soldier and Airmen joint task force, operating throughout northern and western Iraq. Paul earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from West Point and graduate certificates in Administration and Management, and Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics, along with an M.S.C.E from the University of Washington. Paul is a Certified Franchise Executive and also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri.   [00:01 - 04:29] Opening Segment If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over tohttp://knightly.productions/ ( knightly.productions)! Who is Paul Huszar? Being a West Point graduate and a retired Army officer Growth outside one's comfort zone   [04:30 - 16:52] Risk Management in a Whole Different Light Starting the leadership journey Being trained in school significantly helps develop one's leadership capacity. Deployment journey Having great noncommissioned officers along the way shapes one's character. The process of risk management The components of risk management ensure that controls are in place. Restoration process Realm out of the military Your experiences and credentials can make you ask, “Don't you know who I am?”. Why this is a struggle Choosing to pay it forward [16:53 - 33:28] Factors to Shaping Our Identities Identity crisis Establishing your identity within your uniform makes the transition frustrating. Losing your potential Growing apart from the society Not wanting help The definition of being an adult in the US Military is different from the rest of the society. Making a different choice It's a challenge when your credentials are not recognized. Values of veterans as an advantage We're learning lessons every day about what we can do better.   [33:29 - 38:35] Closing Segment   The legacy Paul wants to create: Craft the vision and create irreversible momentum. Connect with Paul (links below)  Visit his website, Linkedin, and more!  Join us for Tactical Friday!   Key Quotes:  “Growth happens outside of your comfort zone.” - Paul Huszar “We're greater than adaptability and flexibility attached to creating different aspects of [the] business.” - Zack Knight Connect with Paul  Visit his website at http://www.vetcorservices.com (www.vetcorservices.com). Connect with him at Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulhuszar/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulhuszar/).        Did you love the value that we are putting out in the show? LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue on putting out great content just for you! Share this episode and help someone who wants to expand their leadership capacity or...

Topics Under The Stairs
Ep.060 Cory Scothon

Topics Under The Stairs

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 112:17


We sit down with Cory Scothon, photographer and train enthusiast, in this episode. We learn all about what train lines are in New England and which of them Cory has chased down for the perfect photo op. Besides photographing real trains, Cory has a HO Scale (1:87) model replica of some of the Providence and Worcester railroad in his basement. He explains the different types of model trains, how they work, and what goes into curating or building your layout. He also tells us what you do with it when it's done and how friends and fellow enthusiasts can appreciate them together. He even brought in a small section of track and switches for Ryan to have a go at working some industries themselves.  You can find Cory's Photography and his model train layout here: @pwmodelrr

Texas Tribune Brief
A Texas GOP's voting meme shows how Trump-style messaging wins internet's attention

Texas Tribune Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 5:04


The Republican Party of Texas' meme that equated COVID-19 test wait times with waiting in line to vote is the latest example of a growing — and successful — political social media strategy, experts say.

Public Health On Call
416 - Will President Biden's Infrastructure Bill Address the Historical Legacy of Racist Transportation Policies?

Public Health On Call

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 16:56


For decades, infrastructure policies harmed communities of color. New highways displaced residents through eminent domain, public transit systems were left in disrepair, and urban construction projects often catered to wealthier families. Andrea McDaniels, Director of Communications for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, talks with Professor Keshia Pollack Porter of the Bloomberg School about how President Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure plan has the potential to rectify many of these inequities, some of the challenges of the federal law, and how infrastructure is intrinsically tied to health and well-being.

Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk
OB211: Forced Flight Following

Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 65:30


Episode 211 Show Notes   Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss what could cause a controller to deny a pilot's request to cancel VFR flight following.  Oftentimes pilot's think since they are clear of Class B, C, or D airspace, they are safe to fly wherever they want.  On this week's show, we will discuss why that is not always true.      Timely Feedback: 1. Patron CW shares an audio exchange with ATC regarding the best headset bag available. 2. Patron Mike Kilo sent in feedback about joining an approach awaiting a clearance. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/5BkWJ0S0mNM   Feedback Patron Delta Zulu has a question about a visual approach clearance that takes them through Delta. Patron Juliet Charlie Charlie sent an audio question about dealing with a saturated controller. Patron India Mike has a tragic reminder for pilots flying below cloud decks in poor visibility at night. Patron Echo Charlie sent an audio question about transponders.   Mentioned on the show: https://aviationnewstalk.com/podcast/214-san-diego-learjet-crash-interview-with-rob-mark/     Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don't be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/. Legal Notice  The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications.

The Climate Question
Are we putting too much faith into electric vehicles?

The Climate Question

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 27:36


Billions of dollars are being invested in electric vehicles in the name of fighting climate change. World leaders are backing them as the green fix for our burgeoning road transport emissions. But when you factor in the carbon emissions that come from manufacturing EVs, how well do they stack up against their petrol and diesel counterparts? If all the cars on the road switched to EVs, could we meet our climate targets? This week The Climate Question looks under the bonnet of electric vehicles – and whether there is an altogether better solution. Presenters Neal Razzell and Kate Lamble are joined by: Heather Maclean, Professor of Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto Quentin Willson, Motoring journalist and EV campaigner Clarisse Cunha Linke, Brazil Director of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy Producer: Sophie Eastaugh Researcher: Natasha Fernandes Series Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: Emma Rippon Sound engineer: Tom Brignell

Transportation Radio
TRB Annual Meeting & SETT Conference Preview

Transportation Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 14:05


This month's episode of AASHTO's ETAP Podcast will focus on the upcoming 2022 Transportation Research Board's Annual Meeting as well as provide a preview for the TRB Sustainability and Emerging Transportation Technology Conference taking place in March. This year's meeting will be of particular interest to environmental practitioners and is titled: Innovating an Equitable, Resilient, Sustainable, and Safe Transportation System. With over 800 information sessions and meetings, TRB will cover a wide array of topics across all modes within this year's theme. Joining us to discuss the 101st TRB Annual Meeting is Tim Sexton; Chief Sustainability Officer at the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Chair of the Transportation Research Board's Transportation and Sustainability Committee. Tim will also provide a preview of the TRB Sustainability and Emerging Transportation Technology (SETT) Conference taking place in Irvine, California, March 15-18, 2022.

Real Estate Espresso
Modular Construction with Dylan Sliter of Deka Pro Panels

Real Estate Espresso

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 8:26


On today's show we're taking a closer look at modular construction and we're going to be live on location at a modular construction plant. Modular construction comes in two principal methods. The first is where the manufacturer complete entire modules of the buildings. These modules are fully finished. They are fully painted, with flooring, utilities, and even the appliance fully installed and strapped in place to prevent them from shifting during transportation. Since these boxes can often be transported hundreds of miles from the factory to the final construction site, they have to be of extremely high build quality and extremely rigid so they don't have lots of cracks in the finishes happen during transportation. The site work for these projects consists of the foundation and the rough-in of the utilities to a single connection point through a centralized utilities duct. The extra lengths of pipe and wires are all coiled up to enable the plumbers and electricians to complete the final utility connections in the basement level. The cost of modular box construction is usually on par with stick build. The savings come from the fact that the work performed in the factory environment is much more efficient from a labor standpoint. They don't need licensed or unionized trades for the factory work, and the most expensive trades like plumbers and electricians are only needed for the final service connections. The total cost of construction involves adding together the site work with the factory construction and the much higher transportation cost for the finished boxes. These will be wide loads and will often require a carefully planned route with special permits and sometimes police escort. You will require heavy cranes on site for the final assembly of the modules. The second form of modular construction consists of panels. These panels can be flat packed on a flatbed truck on put in a shipping container. Transportation is much simpler. But understand that this form of assembly is much further from completion. You're basically accelerating the framing portion of the construction. Everything else, the utilities rough in, mechanical systems like heating, ventilation and air conditioning all need to be installed onsite. The construction follows the usual permit process with all of the inspections happening onsite with the building inspector. There will be a foundation inspection, framing inspection, a rough-in inspection, insulation inspection and so on. The main benefit for panel construction is by saving time onsite. You get a much higher quality assembly. You don't need very heavy equipment. Most of the onsite assembly can be done with a boom truck or even a forklift. This can be particularly important if you're trying to build new construction in the winter months. If it's -20 degrees outside, you can't always count on the framing crew to be super careful with their measurements, ensuring the proper spacing of fasteners. You tend to get a bit of chain saw carpentry happening. When measurements are not accurate, then you will have gaps in the building envelope because things don't fit together properly and the insulation of your property will be compromised. On today's show we're onsite with Dylan Sliter at Deka Pro Panels in Almonte Ontario. I'll warn you in advance that we are in a very noisy factory environment with plenty of pneumatic tools firing in the background. So the audio quality is not the best. But we will be doing a small walking tour of the factory environment. ---------------- Host: Victor Menasce email: podcast@victorjm.com

FreightCasts
Meet the CEO of Giltner Transportation EP05 MadGaines LIVE

FreightCasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 30:30


Today, meet Greg Paulson Chief Executive Officer at Giltner, Inc., and find out how a CPA becomes a long term CEO of a trucking company.Follow MadGaines LIVE on Apple PodcastsFollow MadGaines LIVE on SpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

Texas Tribune TribCast
TribCast: Is the omicron wave in Texas nearing its peak?

Texas Tribune TribCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 25:54


In this week's episode, Matthew speaks with Karen and Patrick about the pandemic and Ted Cruz taking heat from conservatives over his comments about the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.

Texas Tribune Brief
At least 63 Texans — including a state House candidate — are accused of taking part in the Capitol insurrection

Texas Tribune Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 3:52


Texas has among the highest number of residents charged in the riot on Jan. 6, 2021. At least five Texans have already been convicted.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Three Martini Lunch: Chicago Teachers Flunk, Government's Accountability Crisis, Dizzying New COVID Rules

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022


After noting Sen. Schumer’s latest failure to kill the filibuster, Jim and Greg serve up three crazy martinis! First, they hammer the Chicago Teachers Union for refusing to teach in-person over the Omicron case numbers. They also unload on the Virginia Department of Transportation for continuing an ugly governmental trend of admitting a major problem […]

3 Martini Lunch
Chicago Teachers Flunk, Government's Accountability Crisis, Dizzying New COVID Rules

3 Martini Lunch

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 28:39


After noting Sen. Schumer's latest failure to kill the filibuster, Jim and Greg serve up three crazy martinis! First, they hammer the Chicago Teachers Union for refusing to teach in-person over the Omicron case numbers. They also unload on the Virginia Department of Transportation for continuing an ugly governmental trend of admitting a major problem but insisting that nothing could have been done better in response to the traffic nightmare on I-95. And their heads are spinning as the CDC releases absurdly burdensome recommendations for fighting COVID and that private employers are following the mandates and firing people while nothing happens to unvaccinated federal employees.Please visit our great sponsors:Headspacehttps://headspace.com/martiniGet 1-month FREE of their entire mindfulness library.My Pillow https://www.mypillow.comNo supply chain issues with My Pillow! Shop now with confidence. Use code MARTINI at check out.

The Cabin
Winter Fun on the Slopes

The Cabin

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 51:48


The Cabin is presented by the Wisconsin Counties Association and this week we're featuring Burnett County; https://bit.ly/3pX15LaThe Cabin is also presented by WCA's Group Health Trust reminding you that January is National Blood Donation month and blood supply is critically low. Find your local donation center today!Campfire Conversation: Welcome to 2022! With the new year comes fresh snow for that classic Wisconsin winter. We are embracing all of the fun winter activities you can do on the slopes from skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and more! Eric leads this episode with a list of all the places you can hit the slopes this winter and you won't want to miss it. For the full list of places discussed, check out Eric's blog on State Trunk Tour; https://bit.ly/31ZSBuhWisconsin Department of Transportation; With winter driving conditions, remember to buckle up and put the phone down while driving in Wisconsin; https://bit.ly/3lE53Y4Ho-Chunk Casino Wisconsin; Your grown-up getaway to experience gaming in a whole new way; https://bit.ly/3l2CfruMarshfield Clinic; All of Us Research Program; https://bit.ly/3klM56EKnow Your Wisconsin: Sustainable Paper Products