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Michelle Dacy has been in the special needs transportation segment for 20+ years. In 2012, she launched a non-emergency medical transportation business in Chicago to provide high-quality customer service to seniors and people with physical and cognitive challenges. Tootl provides an incredibly needed service for people of all ages and abilities. With a low investment, low overhead (no leases, retail locations, or equipment required) and excellent gross profit margins, Tootl stands out among other opportunities. Tootl is also backed by founders with over 20 years of experience and proven franchise leaders with nearly 30 years of experience building brands and serving the franchise community. Joining Michelle on today's episode is Steve Greenbaum, a board member, advisor, and investor of Tootl Transport. He is a titan in the franchising industry and he shares his drive to support Tootl Transport. As far as competition, Tootl's business model is unique to the franchise industry. At the client level, Tootl's high level of customer service is above and beyond others in the non-emergency medical transportation industry. Key Takeaways: [2:30] - Michelle explains how she worked for a special needs transport service and branched out on her own. [3:40] - Any need for special transportation can be assisted by Tootl Transport. [6:01] - Multiple locations over a period of time is beneficial to prove the model. [7:40] - Transportation services have been around a while but the industry has transformed in the last decade with the use of technology. [9:43] - While transportation is the goal, the drivers are also trained to help the customer out of their home and into the vehicle. [10:57] - When Michelle began Tootl in Chicago, she knew that she had a model that could be duplicated. [12:27] - It's important to know that you can't do it all. You have to invest in people. [15:24] - Tootl is brand new to the franchise model. [18:50] - There is a huge population of ideal franchisees for the simple business Tootl offers. [20:31] - Personality wise, an ideal franchisee has a good heart. [22:12] - Steve explains what Tootl can provide and the needs their model can meet. [26:41] - Steve and Michelle describe their vision for Tootl in the coming years. Mentioned in This Episode: RideTool.com
Mexican drug cartels have a long history of infiltrating various businesses to diversify their income streams and legitimize their illicit wealth. Here is a summary of how they have accomplished this:Money Laundering: Cartels often use legitimate businesses, such as restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, to launder their drug profits. They commingle drug money with the revenue from these businesses, making it difficult for authorities to trace the illegal funds.Front Companies: Cartels establish front companies, which appear to be legal entities engaged in legitimate activities. These companies can include construction firms, agricultural enterprises, or even real estate ventures. The primary purpose is to provide a cover for their criminal operations.Corruption: Cartels corrupt law enforcement officials, politicians, and public servants to protect their interests and facilitate their operations. Bribery and coercion are common tactics used to ensure cooperation from authorities.Transportation and Logistics: They infiltrate the transportation industry, including trucking companies and cargo services, to facilitate the movement of drugs across borders. They also manipulate shipping routes to hide drug shipments in legal cargo.Extortion: Cartels often extort money from local businesses, threatening violence or harm if business owners do not comply. This provides a significant source of income while instilling fear in the community.Mining and Natural Resources: Some cartels are involved in illegal mining and extraction of natural resources, such as precious metals or timber. They use these activities to launder money and fund their operations.Agriculture: Cartels may control large swaths of agricultural land, where they grow illegal crops like marijuana and poppies for drug production. They sometimes disguise these operations as legal farming activities.Retail and Wholesale: Cartels may infiltrate the retail and wholesale distribution of legal products. They can use their influence to control supply chains and distribution networks, which can include food, beverages, and consumer goods.Money Exchange and Financial Services: They may operate their own money exchange or remittance businesses to move money across borders and circumvent financial regulations.Real Estate: Cartels invest in real estate, including luxury properties and land acquisitions, as a way to park their illicit wealth and generate additional income through rentals and sales.Protection Rackets: Cartels offer "protection" services to local businesses, forcing them to pay regular fees in exchange for safety from cartel-related violence. This is another form of extortion.Cybercrime: Some cartels have ventured into cybercrime, engaging in activities such as hacking and online fraud to generate revenue and launder money.The infiltration of these various sectors allows Mexican drug cartels to diversify their income streams, legitimize their wealth, and maintain a strong grip on the communities in which they operate.(commercial at 7:59)to contact me:email@example.com:From chickens to cabs: Drug cartels expand across the Mexican economy | Economy and Business | EL PAÍS English (elpais.com)This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5080327/advertisement
MDJ Script/ Top Stories for Sept 22nd Publish Date: Sept 21st Commercial: Henssler :15 From the Henssler Financial Studio, Welcome to the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast Today is Friday, September 22nd and happy heavenly birthday to MLB HOF Tommy Lasorda ***LASORDA*** I'm Dan Radcliffe and here are the stories Cobb is talking about, presented by Credit Union of Georgia County reopens Covered Bridge after protective beam hit again Marietta parents debate book bans at school board meeting Repaving to start at Chattahoochee River trail parking lots All of this and more is coming up on the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast, and if you are looking for community news, we encourage you to listen and subcribe! Commercial : CU of GA – ESOG STORY 1: County reopens Covered Bridge after protective beam hit again The historic 151-year-old Covered Bridge on Concord Road in Smyrna, Georgia, required repairs after being struck by a rental truck. The Cobb Department of Transportation swiftly repaired the damaged beam, ensuring it was back in working order for rush hour. The driver of the rental truck was cited for disregarding numerous low clearance warnings, and their insurance will cover the repair costs. The covered bridge, built in 1872, is the county's sole remaining covered bridge still in use and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has frequently experienced accidents due to its low clearance.…….Get more stories like this from mdjonline.com STORY 2: Marietta parents debate book bans at school board meeting At a recent Marietta school board meeting, parents discussed the controversial directive to remove "sexually explicit material" from schools. This directive had been approved in a previous work session without public comment. During the meeting, eight out of nine individuals who signed up for public comments addressed the directive. Five expressed gratitude for its passage, while three criticized it. The directive was passed with a 5-2 vote, with concerns raised about books' content in school libraries. Supporters argued for protecting students, while opponents emphasized the importance of diverse literature and the First Amendment. The debate reflects ongoing discussions about censorship and education in the community. STORY 3: Repaving to start at Chattahoochee River trail parking lots The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is embarking on a project to repave parking lots at four popular river spots: Akers Mill (West Palisades), Powers Island, Columns Drive, and Interstate North (Cochran Shoals). The project aims to address maintenance needs, enhance safety, and will result in temporary closures at each location during construction. Trails will remain open, with access from the Paces Mill unit during parking lot closures. The project, funded by the National Park Service Pavement Preservation Program, includes striping for traffic flow and improved signage, with an estimated completion date in December 2023.............…..(pause) We have opportunities for sponsors to get great engagement on these shows. Call 770.874.3200 for more info. We'll be right back Break: Elon – Drake- – JRM STORY 4: School of Rock School of Rock West Cobb students, aged 12-17, proudly represented Georgia at the world's largest music festival, Summerfest. Summerfest, celebrating its 55th anniversary, featured over 800 bands and attracted 900,000 fans across three weekends on 11 stages, with notable acts like Zac Brown Band, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, and Imagine Dragons. The young talents from School of Rock West Cobb showcased their skills from June 29 to July 1, including a pre-event performance at The Rave venue in Milwaukee on June 28. STORY 5: Motorcyclist A 25-year-old motorcyclist, Jared Burriss, tragically lost his life in a Sunday morning crash near Blackwell Elementary. The incident occurred when Burriss was riding north on Canton Road, and a Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Carlos Ayestas crossed his path at the intersection with Blackwell Road. The collision ejected Burriss from his motorcycle, and despite being transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, he succumbed to his injuries. The crash is currently under investigation, and authorities are urging anyone with relevant information to contact investigators at 770-499-398. We'll be back in a moment Break: Ingles 5 – Dayco – Powers STORY 6: North Georgia Fair opens Thursday in Marietta The North Georgia Fair, sponsored by Superior Plumbing, is returning to Jim Miller Park in Marietta on Thursday. The fair offers various attractions and daily specials. On Thursday, there will be free admission, a fair beauty pageant, and the Piccolo Zoppe Boutique Circus with two showtimes. The weather is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 80 degrees. The fair will be open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta. STORY 7: Braves to host annual '44 Classic' this weekend The Atlanta Braves will host their fifth annual "44 Classic" over the weekend at Truist Park, featuring top diverse high school baseball talent from the Southeast. Braves alumni will coach pro-style workouts, including throwing, fielding, and batting practice, as well as a home run derby on Saturday. On Sunday, an exhibition game coached by Braves alumni will take place, with professional scouts and college coaches in attendance both days. 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In this episode Alan talks with author of The Vagrant, leadership coach and consultant, Dan Rockwell, about how get in our own way, how we can grow and what we need more of right now in leaders. High practical and very close to our heart at Stay Forth About Dan DAN ROCKWELL gave his first presentation at the age of sixteen and has been delivering presentations and workshops ever since. Dan's fascination with leadership led him to launch his Leadership Freak blog in January 2010. Today Leadership Freak is read in virtually every country on the globe, with nearly 500,000 subscribers to its various social media channels. Dan has been named among the “Top Fifty Leadership and Management Experts” and “Top 100 Great Leadership Speakers” by Inc magazine and “Top 30 Leader in Business of 2014” by the American Management Association. His blog has been hailed as “most socially shared leadership blog on the Internet” by Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness. In addition to a devoted online following, the blog's popularity also opened up numerous opportunities to deliver keynotes and workshops. His extensive client list includes: National Institute of Health, Ace Hardware, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Home Depot, Ascension Health, Executive Women's Conference, Florida Dept. of Transportation, Geisinger Health System, Illinois Association of School Administrators, Lexis Nexis, Allegra Networks, Homeland Security, US Department of Navy, Washington State Department of transportation, and World Leaders Conference. Dan holds an MBA and undergraduate degrees in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, and Construction and Design. He has owned two businesses and spent fifteen years as a Workforce Development Consultant for a Penn State University Special Affiliate, in which capacity he designed courses, hired and mentored instructors, and delivered hundreds of presentations for local, regional, and global organizations. He currently coaches leaders, consults with organizations, and serves in his local church. Dan lives with his high school sweetheart (His wife of over 40 years) and works in central Pennsylvania. Connect with Dan Website: www.leadershipfreak.blog Book: https://www.amazon.com/Vagrant-Inner-Journey-Leadership-Parable-ebook/dp/B0BSMT9CDQ?ref_=ast_author_dp
Show notes: https://www.tamihackbarth.com/blog/episode-195 No one wants one more giant time-sensitive thing on their to-do list. Speaking of to-do lists…what's on yours? At home,3 no doubt you are dealing with at least some of this: Dealing with the mail Paying bills Grocery shopping Home goods shopping Home maintenance Dishes Laundry Pets Garbage Cleaning Cooking weekday and weekend meals Calendar keeper Childcare outside the home Watching kids inside the home Transportation for kids Bathing and grooming kids Bedtime routine kids Morning routine kids Diapering and potty training Medical for kids Homework, projects + school supplies Discipline and screen time for the kids Middle of the night comfort for the kids There are so many more home management tasks, and maybe you are your co-parent/partner already split them up equitably. Woohoo!
In this Rail Market Update: Intermodal shows first signs of life in a while out of the Labor Day holiday.Carload volumes jump out of the holiday on grain, and petroleum volume gains.The first sign of harvest starting to show up in the weekly numbers. The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR's Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the graphs and indicators yourself by downloading the PDF of the presentation.Download the PDF: https://freight.ftrintel.com/rail-podcast Support the show
Zero-emission vehicles are here, but the solutions to support them at scale are not. Learn how Voltera is making clean transportation at scale a reality. Jonathan Colbert, VP of Marketing at Voltera, is welcome by FreightWaves' Freight Broker/3PL Expert Mary O'Connell in this fireside chat. Follow FreightWaves Podcasts Follow the Net-Zero Carbon Summit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Live from the Heart of America—I'm Steve Gruber— Your Soldier of Truth—the Tip of the Spear against socialists—here ready to fight for you from the Foxhole of Freedom—AND—please my friends REMEMBER TO THINK while its still legal—this is the Steve Gruber Show— Here are 3 big things you need to know right now— Number One— The truth about January 6th is sneaking out a little bit more each day—now we have learned the FBI had so many undercover agents and informants there—they cannot even figure out how many— Number Two— Hunter Biden gets a loud retort from the Special Counsel—as he tries to avoid appearing in court in person—we are waiting on the judge—BUT it seems Hunter still thinks he is special— Number Three— How can we have any faith in government anymore—at least the government we currently have in Washington? Joe Biden and his cast of misfits are officially the worst of my lifetime—and honestly, the longer they hang around the better they make Jimmy Carter look—and he was awful aby almost every metric—BUT slurring Joe Biden—well he has lowered the bar tremendously—which continues to raise questions about whether or not he will even make it to the ballot on November 5th 2024— BUT its not just Biden—it is a cast of characters that are so incompetent—its hard to conceive how such a low achieving group of imbeciles could even be assembled— I mean you have Jennifer Granholm, a former mediocre governor in Michigan—that as Energy Secretary has declared war on appliances in every single room of your home—and her attacks include your gas stove, water heater, air conditioner, furnace and the generator you have outside just in case of emergency and that is just the short list— Granholm spends most of her time attacking anything that makes our lives easier and more productive under the all inclusive banner of Climate Change—to ward off serious questions about her questionable leadership in that department— I mean the lights are on at the Energy Department but Jenny doesn't seem to be home— Pete Buttigieg, the Secretary of Transportation—like everyone else on the cabinet has no experience at all for the job he currently has—and in fact is so unqualified you have to wonder how did he ever get through a Senate confirmation—when asked about new requirements for mileage and forced transition to EV's he usually skips the question and goes to some drivel about equity and opportunity—that frankly won't exist for anyone if this administration survives for any reason next year— it just seems that Pete's planes, trains and automobiles are running circles—unless they are taking him home for another vacation—BUT either way, you are paying the freight for Pete— Deb Haaland—the Secretary of the Interior is a Native American—and that seems to be the sole reason and only qualification anyone could possibly find on her resume'—and she would like to run a fence around Montana and Alaska and place them in permanent park status just to save the planet— Alejandro Mayorkis—he is a real treat—the Secretary of Homeland Security—that ignores the fact that just this week—45,000 illegals flooded across the border in just four days—setting all time records for the ongoing invasion that is not only NOT slowing down—but picking up speed— At this pace—we will have allowed 10 million illegal aliens into the nation in just four years under the failed leadership of Joe Biden—which as I have explained—is more people than actually live in 40 of our 50 states— And the list of failed policies and people is longer than I have time for— But one of those people—a man who claims that he returned credibility to the Department of Justice—Attorney General Merrick Garland was on Capital Hill yesterday—to take questions about how the Hunter Biden sham investigation was run—and how it was hidden from voters leading up to the 2020 Presidential election—and how the DOJ tried to sneak a complete sweetheart deal for the Presidents morally casual son through without anyone catching it— One of the biggest questions—or series of questions—focused on how the US Attorney from Delaware, David Weiss—who is now a Special Counsel—was unable to get charges filed against the First Son when requested in other jurisdictions— Time and again the AG dodged questions of importance and the two tiered system of justice we are seeing— I mean honestly is there anyone today who actually believes any of us would have ever gotten the deals on felony tax evasion and felony gun charges that were originally offered to Hunter Biden? No, of course not—but Garland—who appeared nervous under oath—tried to insist otherwise— And that's when the true scope of the blizzard of BS came into full relief—when asked about who he has talked to in the course of the Hunter Biden investigation—the AG was suddenly struck with acute amnesia— But that was a good performance—compared to how Garland answered other questions—when the topics and the focus changed—to the Capital riots—and people like Ray Epps—who was on video tape repeatedly cheering people on to raid the Capital in 2021— And this is just another example of why so many Democrats are ditching the Party they once celebrated—because—it just doesn't add up anymore—the blizzard of lies is just too much—and the failures are just too much to take—
Tune in to this captivating episode of World Oil Deep Dive, featuring a clip from a recent World Oil webcast. Join industry leaders Charlie Weakly from TechnipFMC's New Energy Division and Glenn Wilson from Halliburton's Pinnacle service as they delve into integrated carbon dioxide transportation and injection solutions. Discover the challenges, technologies, and economic considerations shaping the carbon capture and storage industry, and learn how system integration can unlock client value. For access to the entire webcast, please visit https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4159322/B28C4818BDFBAC082CF5158DA7CCC45C?partnerref=Podcast Additional upcoming and recorded webinars can be found at https://www.worldoil.com/webcasts
Stephen Dowd, CIO of private infrastructure strategies for CBRE Investment Management, brings investors up to date on some of the biggest and most gainful categories of infrastructure commitments. (09/2023)
With both Cape Cod Canal bridges ready for replacement, this fall's effort focuses on completing an environmental impact statement and funding Phase 1 construction at the Sagamore Bridge. Lower Cape News caught up with John Bechard, Deputy Chief Engineer for Project Development at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to learn the latest on the project. Click to Watch the Full Story
On this Wednesday topical show, Crystal chats with Tammy Morales about her campaign for Seattle City Council District 2. Listen and learn more about Tammy and her thoughts on: [01:08] - Why she is running [01:51] - Lightning round! [8:43] - What is an accomplishment of hers that impacts District 2 [10:46] - City budget shortfall: Raise revenue or cut services? [14:45] - Public Safety: Alternative response [18:11] - Victim support [21:33] - Housing and homelessness: Frontline worker wages [23:38] - Climate change [27:10] - Transit reliability [30:55] - Bike and pedestrian safety [33:45] - Small business support [35:58] - Childcare: Affordability and accessibility [39:30] - Difference between her and opponent As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Follow us on Twitter at @HacksWonks. Find the host, Crystal Fincher, on Twitter at @finchfrii and find Tammy Morales at @TammyMoralesSEA. Tammy Morales Tammy is a sitting City Councilmember running for re-election. She was one of the only supporters of I-135 for permanent affordable housing from the get-go. And Tammy's an urban planner who was previously an organizer for the Rainier Beach Action Coalition and a UFCW 21. Her priority is to amplify the voices of Seattle's racial, climate, and economic justice coalitions. Tammy will continue her commitment to authentic community engagement that centers racial equity, especially when looking to prevent displacement, improve public health, create food security, and ensure access. She envisions a city where all single parents and their kids have full stomachs every single day; where every type of renter can afford where they sleep and have plenty left over for some fun; where children don't have to worry about bullets or cars as they make their way home from school or meet up with friends; where we prevent struggle; where we are kind to each other interpersonally and in policy; and where everyone has a fair shot at a happy and healthy life. Resources Campaign Website - Tammy Morales Transcript [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show, we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington state through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening, and what you can do about it. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to get the full versions of our Friday week-in-review show and our Tuesday topical show delivered to your podcast feed. If you like us, the most helpful thing you can do is leave a review wherever you listen to Hacks & Wonks. Full transcripts and resources referenced in the show are always available at officialhacksandwonks.com and in our episode notes. Well, I am very excited to be welcoming current City councilmember and candidate for Seattle City Council District 2, Tammy Morales. Welcome. [00:01:03] Tammy Morales: Hi, Crystal - so good to see you. Thanks for having me. [00:01:06] Crystal Fincher: Good to see you. Well, I just wanted to start off asking - why did you choose to run for re-election? [00:01:12] Tammy Morales: Well, you know, when I ran last time, it was because I saw the displacement that's happening in the City of Seattle, particularly here in the South End and in our communities of color. And so I spent my first term working on trying to address those issues. And the work's not done - there's a lot more to do to increase affordability for our neighbors, to really build more community safety, and to make sure that we have the kind of healthy, vibrant neighborhoods that I know we can have in Seattle. And that's work that I'm really excited to continue to do. [00:01:51] Crystal Fincher: Well, and we're doing things a little bit differently than we have some of the past candidate interviews and implementing including a lightning round. [00:01:59] Tammy Morales: Okay. [00:02:00] Crystal Fincher: So we have some quick yes or no, or quick answer questions. Starting with - this year, did you vote yes on the King County Crisis Care Centers Levy? [00:02:10] Tammy Morales: Yes, I did. [00:02:11] Crystal Fincher: This year, did you vote yes on the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy? [00:02:16] Tammy Morales: Yes, I did. [00:02:17] Crystal Fincher: Did you vote in favor of Seattle Social Housing Initiative 135? [00:02:22] Tammy Morales: You bet I did. [00:02:25] Crystal Fincher: In 2021, did you vote for Bruce Harrell or Lorena González for mayor? [00:02:32] Tammy Morales: I voted for Lorena. [00:02:33] Crystal Fincher: In 2021, did you vote for Nicole Thomas Kennedy or Ann Davison for Seattle City Attorney? [00:02:39] Tammy Morales: I voted for Nicole. [00:02:41] Crystal Fincher: In 2022, did you vote for Leesa Manion or Jim Ferrell for King County Prosecutor? [00:02:47] Tammy Morales: I voted for Leesa. [00:02:48] Crystal Fincher: Did you vote for Patty Murray or Tiffany Smiley for US Senate? [00:02:53] Tammy Morales: Patty Murray. [00:02:54] Crystal Fincher: Do you own or rent your residence? [00:02:57] Tammy Morales: I own. [00:02:58] Crystal Fincher: Are you a landlord? [00:03:00] Tammy Morales: I am not a landlord. [00:03:02] Crystal Fincher: Would you vote to require landlords to report metrics, including how much rent they're charging, to better plan housing and development needs in District 2? [00:03:12] Tammy Morales: I did vote for more metrics for landlords, including more rental registration information in City Council - working with Councilmember Pedersen, which is not a well-expected partnership for me, but we work together well on some issues and that was one. Unfortunately, it was vetoed by the mayor. [00:03:36] Crystal Fincher: Are there any instances where you'd support sweeps of homeless encampments? [00:03:40] Tammy Morales: No. [00:03:41] Crystal Fincher: Will you vote to provide additional funding for Seattle's Social Housing Public Development Authority? [00:03:47] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:03:48] Crystal Fincher: Do you agree with King County Executive Constantine's statement that the King County Jail should be closed? [00:03:55] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:03:57] Crystal Fincher: Should parking enforcement be housed within SPD? [00:04:03] Tammy Morales: No. [00:04:05] Crystal Fincher: Would you vote to allow police in schools? [00:04:08] Tammy Morales: No. [00:04:09] Crystal Fincher: Do you support allocation in the City budget for civilian-led mental health crisis response? [00:04:15] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:04:16] Crystal Fincher: Do you support allocation in the City budget to increase the pay of human service workers? [00:04:21] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:04:23] Crystal Fincher: Do you support removing funds in the City budget for forced encampment removals and instead allocating funds towards a Housing First approach? [00:04:32] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:04:33] Crystal Fincher: Do you support abrogating or removing the funds from unfilled SPD positions and putting them towards meaningful public safety measures? [00:04:43] Tammy Morales: Yes, I voted on that a couple of times. [00:04:46] Crystal Fincher: Do you support allocating money in the City budget for supervised consumption sites? [00:04:51] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:04:52] Crystal Fincher: Do you support increasing funding in the City budget for violence intervention programs? [00:04:58] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:04:59] Crystal Fincher: Do you oppose a SPOG contract that doesn't give the Office of Police Accountability and the Office of Inspector General subpoena power? [00:05:09] Tammy Morales: If that's the way it's presented, I would oppose that. [00:05:12] Crystal Fincher: Do you oppose a SPOG contract that doesn't remove limitations as to how many of OPA's investigators must be sworn versus civilian? [00:05:23] Tammy Morales: I would oppose that, yes. [00:05:27] Crystal Fincher: Do you oppose a SPOG contract that impedes the ability of the City to move police funding to public safety alternatives? [00:05:37] Tammy Morales: Do I oppose - would I oppose that? Yes. [00:05:40] Crystal Fincher: Do you support eliminating in-uniform off-duty work by SPD officers? [00:05:46] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:05:47] Crystal Fincher: Will you ensure that trans and non-binary students are allowed to play on the sports teams that fit with their gender identities? [00:05:55] Tammy Morales: I certainly would support it - yeah. [00:05:58] Crystal Fincher: Will you vote to ensure that trans people can use bathrooms and public facilities that match their gender? [00:06:04] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:06:06] Crystal Fincher: Do you agree with the Seattle City Council's decision to implement the JumpStart Tax? [00:06:10] Tammy Morales: Yes, I do. [00:06:12] Crystal Fincher: Will you vote to reduce or divert the JumpStart Tax in any way? [00:06:21] Tammy Morales: Reduce it - no. I'll say maybe divert, but it very much depends on for what purpose. [00:06:30] Crystal Fincher: Are you happy with Seattle's newly built waterfront? [00:06:37] Tammy Morales: Meh. [00:06:39] Crystal Fincher: Sometimes I do wish our viewers could see faces and this - a little bit - that was a very meh face. Do you believe return to work mandates, like the one issued by Amazon, are necessary to boost Seattle's economy? [00:06:53] Tammy Morales: No. [00:06:54] Crystal Fincher: Have you taken transit in the past week? [00:06:58] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:07:00] Crystal Fincher: Have you ridden a bike in the past week? [00:07:02] Tammy Morales: No. [00:07:03] Crystal Fincher: In the past month? [00:07:05] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:07:06] Crystal Fincher: Should Pike Place Market allow non-commercial car traffic? [00:07:10] Tammy Morales: No. [00:07:11] Crystal Fincher: Should significant investments be made to speed up the opening of scheduled Sound Transit light rail lines? [00:07:19] Tammy Morales: Should what hap-- [00:07:22] Crystal Fincher: I'll repeat the question. Should significant investments be made to speed up the opening of scheduled Sound Transit light rail lines? [00:07:37] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:07:38] Crystal Fincher: Should we make investments to speed it up? [00:07:41] Tammy Morales: I don't know if it's the money that is causing the problem or if there's some other issues, but - I'll say yes. [00:07:48] Crystal Fincher: Should we accelerate the elimination of the ability to turn right on red lights to improve pedestrian safety? [00:07:54] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:07:56] Crystal Fincher: Have you ever been a member of a union? [00:07:59] Tammy Morales: No, I haven't. [00:08:01] Crystal Fincher: Will you vote to increase funding and staffing for investigations into labor violations like wage theft and illegal union busting? [00:08:09] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:08:11] Crystal Fincher: Have you ever walked on a picket line? [00:08:13] Tammy Morales: Yes. [00:08:14] Crystal Fincher: Have you ever crossed a picket line? [00:08:16] Tammy Morales: No. [00:08:18] Crystal Fincher: Is your campaign staff unionized? [00:08:20] Tammy Morales: No, they aren't. [00:08:22] Crystal Fincher: If your campaign staff wants to unionize, will you voluntarily recognize their effort? [00:08:27] Tammy Morales: Sure. [00:08:28] Crystal Fincher: Well, that's the end of our lightning round. Hopefully that was easy. [00:08:34] Tammy Morales: I need to do a little more digging on Sound Transit's - delay, delay, delay. [00:08:42] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. Now, lots of people look to work you've done to get a feel for what you prioritize and how qualified you are to lead. Can you describe something you've accomplished or changed in your district, and what impact it has on residents? [00:08:58] Tammy Morales: Oh, great. Yeah, so in District 2, we have fewer - less green space than in other parts of the city. And because we have so many young people down here, there's a lot of interest in more opportunity for young people to recreate. So we've invested a lot through the Metropolitan Parks District and through - mostly through the Metropolitan Parks District - for things like park improvements at Be'er Sheva Park art installation, for a new skate park in Rainier Beach. There's a lot of interest in creating opportunity for young people to be outside. So there's a lot that we've done to improve, to change the community centers to help them become community resilience hubs that are following Green building practices and preparing for extreme weather events. So creating space where people can go during extreme heat or during smoke events. So, you know, those are a few examples of the things that we've done in kind of the parks and climate arena. And then we've also invested millions of dollars in sidewalk improvements in different parts of District 2. This is a part of the city that lacks sidewalks in much of it - much of the South End. And so every year we've tried to put money into the budget process to make sure that at least in some patches of neighborhoods, there's sidewalk repair or sidewalk improvements that are being done. [00:10:46] Crystal Fincher: Well, I do want to talk about the budget because the City is projected to have a revenue shortfall of $224 million beginning in 2025, which is right around the corner. Because we are mandated by the state to pass a balanced budget, our options to address this upcoming deficit are either raise revenue, cut services, or some combination of the two. Which one will be your approach to address this budget shortfall? [00:11:12] Tammy Morales: Well, we absolutely have to raise revenue. So in the last budget cycle, we had a proposed amendment to do a modest increase of the JumpStart payroll expense tax - that was something that I supported, it did not pass - but I do think we're going to have to look at that again. You know, we are a growing city. In the last 20 years, we grew, I think, twice as fast as anybody anticipated. And so that means that we have increased need in the city, whether that's infrastructure or service needs, to make sure that our neighbors are getting the kind of public service that they deserve. And we have to be able to pay for that. So I do think that we will have to have a conversation about increasing the payroll expense tax. We're also looking at a capital gains tax - I think that will be part of the conversation we have this budget cycle. And, you know, the thing is that this is not new information for the City - there was a progressive revenue committee that was formed in 2017, 2018 that started looking at these issues, Mayor Harrell had another task force in the last year to continue that conversation. But the recommendations are the same, which is that as a growing city, given the constraints that we have at the state level, we do have to contemplate how else we will raise revenue to be able to serve our community. And increasing revenue, particularly on large corporations is - in my opinion, and the opinion of many of my colleagues - the way for us to go. [00:12:58] Crystal Fincher: Certainly the JumpStart tax was a popular policy, not just with the City Council, but with the residents of Seattle - so looking at expanding that is definitely an option on the table. Are there still going to have to be cuts? Will those, you know, even if we were to successfully generate more revenue with both of those, does that cover that shortfall or will there also need to be some cuts? [00:13:22] Tammy Morales: You know, we are absolutely looking at the possibility of having to reduce the budget next year. There's - and the challenge is that it is, you know, something like $140 million next year, and it will be even more than that the following biennium. And so how we address that is going to be part of the conversation we start this budget cycle. You know, how we address the staffing of the City is going to be a really hard conversation because what I fear is that, you know, the departments where, you know - there's been a lot of work done to recruit new people into the city, to make sure that we're diversifying our City workforce. And I want to make sure that if we get to a point where we have to have staff layoffs, that those new folks - who are mostly people of color - who have come in are not going to be the first people to go. So it's going to be hard conversations. And, you know, we are just now starting to think about the strategy for dealing with what those conversations are going to have to look like over the next year. [00:14:45] Crystal Fincher: I do want to have a conversation about public safety - it's on the forefront of many people's minds. But also what we see through elections and polling is that a comprehensive view of public safety is where most voters are at - and many leaders in the City are talking about it - so it includes not just police, but also community response, alternative responses that are community-based. [00:15:09] Tammy Morales: Absolutely. [00:15:09] Crystal Fincher: While other jurisdictions around the country and in our own region have rolled out some of these alternative response programs to better support those having behavioral health crises, Seattle is stalled in the implementation of what again is a widely-supported idea. Where do you stand on non-police solutions to public safety issues? And what are your thoughts on civilian-led versus co-response models? [00:15:34] Tammy Morales: Well, that's a great question. And it is something that we have been and will continue to talk about a lot in the city. I feel like I've been really clear for a very long time that the challenges that we have in our communities are very often the result of history of disinvestment in some communities. And so, in my opinion, we need to start at a higher level of this conversation - in order to reduce the violence and reduce some of the community safety issues that we are all very well aware of, we really have to be investing in changing the community conditions that lead to violence in the first place. So that's why it is important to me that we invest in affordable housing, that we invest in food security and access to healthcare and education. And really focus on economic opportunity, particularly for our young people. I think that's an important first step in this conversation. The next step is really looking at the different problems that we have in the city. We do have a need for police to be investigating - particularly if we're talking about violent crime - gun violence, for example. And we need trained experts in responding to mental health crises. We need community programs, as you referred to, who are focused on violence interruption and can really support families after there is an incident. So there are different challenges - safety challenges - that we have, and they each require their own response. I think it's important that we really set up these different responses to be successful, particularly if we're talking about sending somebody out to respond to someone who's having an acute mental health crisis or a behavioral health crisis - police aren't equipped to deal with that. So Councilmember Lewis has been working - trying to set up a CAHOOTS-style alternative response system here for many years now. And I think that is the direction we need to be going. And I think we need to, as a city, really get serious about creating our public health response to some of the public health crises that we have. [00:18:11] Crystal Fincher: Now I wanna talk about people who have been harmed and victimized. And for people who have been victims, they say overwhelmingly they want two things. One, to make sure that what happened to them doesn't happen to them or anyone else ever again. And they want better support. Sometimes - well, many times - people are left hanging, they call the police, report is taken. And even if a person is arrested, they're still left with - you know, if there is a break in, having to replace whatever it is, time lost work, medical bills, just a wide variety of things. How can we better support victims and survivors? [00:18:50] Tammy Morales: Yeah, that's a great question. You know, I was having lunch yesterday with some leaders in the Vietnamese community. And as you know, there's been a string of home invasions, you know, with elderly folks being assaulted. It's important, as we're understanding their impacts, that we are addressing what they want. So, you know, whether that's victim support after the fact, support with mental health care, with medical care, or really looking at the interaction that they have when they call 911. So in the case of these incidents, for example, you know, we're understanding that there was a 15, 20 minute delay in getting a person on the 911 call who could speak their language. And when you're in a traumatizing situation, when you've been victimized, you know, you need support much faster than that. So one of the things that we're looking at is language justice and how we better support our neighbors who don't speak English as a first language in getting access to the City services that they deserve. The other thing I'll say is that we have some accountability that - we really need to be investigating or inquiring about from our police department. You know, in one of these instances, we understand that it was two weeks later before a detective actually reached out to the family. So getting a better understanding of how the investigation - you know, language access issues and getting those resolved, what the process is for investigating, beginning the investigations sooner - and then really understanding why it takes so long to get information is gonna be important for all of these families. The other thing I'll say is that we have organizations in the city that do provide victim support. They provide aftercare. I'm thinking about Choose 180, Community Passageways - these are groups that work with the family afterward to make sure that they get the support they need. And all of these violence interruption programs, diversion programs - you know, real community support - also need to be supported so that they can scale up and provide the kind of assistance that they do to our community members. [00:21:33] Crystal Fincher: I also wanna talk about homelessness. And one thing called out by experts as a barrier to the effectiveness of our homelessness response is that frontline worker wages don't cover the cost of living, especially in Seattle. Do you believe our local nonprofits have a responsibility to pay living wages for Seattle? And how can we make that more likely with how we bid and contract for services? [00:21:59] Tammy Morales: Yeah, that's a great question, Crystal. I mean, we all see the crises that are happening on our street. You know, when I see somebody who's homeless, what I see is somebody who's been failed by all of our different systems. And so as a city, we have an obligation to take care of the health and safety of all of our neighbors - you know, I hear a lot of people referring to our City charter saying that, you know, it is our primary duty to ensure the public safety. That's not just for some people - that's not just for housed people - that's for all of us. And so to your question, you know, the City contracts with many social service providers, with many different nonprofit organizations to deliver care and service to our homeless population on behalf of the City. And therefore it is our obligation to make sure that those workers are also paid well and compensated for, you know, really important frontline work that they do. In the last budget cycle, we did have to fight for, you know, cost of living increases for our social service workers. Our Human Services Department contracts with many different organizations and the contracts that they put out really need to include cost of living increases and adjustments so that folks get paid for the work they do. I mean, that's basic. So yeah, there is an obligation for us to make sure that folks who we are contracting with to deliver City services need to be paid fairly. [00:23:38] Crystal Fincher: Now on almost every measure, we're behind on our 2030 climate goals, while we're experiencing horrible impacts ranging from extreme heat and cold, wildfires, smoky and toxic air, floods, just everything. What are your highest priority plans to get us back on track to meet those goals? [00:24:02] Tammy Morales: That's a great question. So there's a couple pieces of legislation that are in the works that need a lot of support from community. The first I'll say is the Building Emissions Performance Standards, which is a bill that has been - I think had been negotiated and was about to come before council. The mayor has recently decided not to transmit that. And I think it's because there's still a lot of work to do. So building emissions and transportation are the two big contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the city. And those are the two places where we really need to start making change because as you said, we are way off track in meeting our 2030 climate goals for reducing emissions. So that bill is intended to, you know, set standards for future construction. And I think part of the challenge that we are hearing from advocates is that it doesn't go far enough and it doesn't achieve the goals soon enough. So we have a 2030 plan. The bill as created would set a 2050 deadline for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And so, you know, I am hopeful that the mayor does transmit that legislation. I believe Councilmember Sawant, whose committee it would be in, is planning to introduce her own bill if that doesn't come soon. So that's an important conversation for us to be having. And then there's another piece of legislation called the Living Hotels policy that would set similar environmental standards for hotels that are built in the city. I'm sure you know that tourism is itself part of the climate challenge for all of us as people come to the city - in planes, in cars, to stay in hotels - that really does add to our climate crisis. And so this is a policy that would intend to set some standards for green construction for any future hotels that are built and would really set some different standards for how we are raising expectation about what construction looks like in the city. So that's the building side. And then what I guess I will say about the transportation side is, you know, we really need to get people out of their cars, which means we need to invest and really support a robust public transit system. So working with King County Metro to make sure they have enough workers, make sure that they're increasing their routes, the frequency and reliability of their routes - because we really need to make getting out of your car the easy choice in the city if we want to address the transportation emissions, transportation-related emissions in the city. [00:27:10] Crystal Fincher: Well, and that kind of leads into my next question in that - right now, staying out of people's car, even for people who are using transit, is more challenging today because reliability of the system is tanking, really. Whether it's because of staff shortages or other challenges - more buses aren't showing up, routes being suspended, canceled. And so just the reliability of the system is posing a challenge for many people who rely on timely and consistent buses to get to work and their necessities of life. What can the City do to stabilize transit reliability - even keeping in mind that Sound Transit is a regional entity and King County Metro is a county entity - how can the City help to stabilize that? [00:27:59] Tammy Morales: Yeah, well, so part of the work that we do is regularly meeting with Sound Transit and really trying to hold them accountable for delivery of service, for how they are delivering service. And when there are frequent disruptions because of maintenance needs or something is - it seems mostly maintenance-related needs - it's really disruptive to anybody who relies on that line to get into work or to do whatever else they need to do. So that is a conversation that we need to have with the department. And as they are building out the system, my hope is that there is a greater efficiency with getting these repairs done so that it is not so disruptive in the future. The bus transit system is something that is operated by King County Metro. And I think the fact that they recently - finally - signed a contract with their workers is a huge step. So part of the challenge at King County Metro is that workers are not paid well - they were still in bargaining - and I think a lot of that has been addressed. So my hope is that that will lead to folks coming back to work, their ability to increase staff retention, and start to address some of the reliability in that system. And I think the last thing I'll say is that, we have a transportation levy that is coming up. So as we support getting more riders into Metro, it's gonna be important to make sure that they are getting access to service. So we use funding from the Transportation Benefit District to buy more bus service hours. But we can also use funding from the levy to really focus on other ways for folks to get around - building out, as you were referring to earlier, building out the bicycle infrastructure, the pedestrian infrastructure - to make sure that the sort of fragmented networks of bike lanes that we have are better connected. That would make it really easy for folks to get out of their cars and to start using a safer network system to get around. And really supporting the creation of greener infrastructure in the city so that people can get out of their cars and take advantage of those opportunities is gonna be an important part of the transportation levy conversation. [00:30:55] Crystal Fincher: Well, and safety for pedestrians and people riding bikes is a humongous concern - right now, it's really a crisis. With more deaths occurring than ever before, we're far away from meeting our Vision Zero goals as the City of Seattle. What can be done? How will you move to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety? [00:31:18] Tammy Morales: Yeah, well, I think we've talked about this before, Crystal, but the district that I represent experiences almost 60% of the traffic fatalities in the city. So we know that we have huge issues with the major arterials - Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Rainier Avenue, Beacon Avenue - all of these streets have high, they're really designed to be speedways. So the conversation we've been having with the Department of Transportation in the City is not just how do we improve sidewalks, how do we add more crosswalks, what can we do about signal timing - all of those things are important. But even more than that is that we need to redesign the streets themselves so that it is not easy to go 60 miles an hour down what is supposed to be a 25 mile an hour road. That's work that I think is starting to shift - there is more acknowledgement in the Department of Transportation that if we're gonna reach our Vision Zero goals, there is a significant shift in the way we design our roads that will be needed. And so that is work that we are beginning as a city. And then I really think that one of my goals is to see in every neighborhood a pedestrianized street. So during COVID, we did some of these street closures to create Healthy Streets. We don't maybe need them in every block, but it would be great to have a pedestrianized street - you know, here in Beacon Hill, we have Plaza Roberto Maestas, where they close down the street - there's vendors, there's food trucks, it's a community gathering space. I think just having people be able to share an experience like that in every neighborhood can also help elevate the awareness of the fact that we have neighbors who are trying to navigate our community and we all have an obligation to be careful as we're going through our neighborhood. So it is increasing awareness of the fact that there are pedestrians and also - very importantly - rethinking the way we design our streets to make sure that folks can get around safely. [00:33:45] Crystal Fincher: I do wanna talk about the economy and the businesses in your district. We have some of the largest corporations in the world in Seattle, but also very vibrant and diverse small businesses. What are the biggest concerns that you hear from small businesses in your district and what are your priorities to help them? [00:34:05] Tammy Morales: Boy, what I hear about a lot is about commercial rents. So part of the issue about displacement in Seattle is not just residential tenants, but it's also about business tenants. So small businesses are also experiencing displacement, they're also dealing with landlord-tenant issues that they don't necessarily know how to resolve. And so a lot of the work that we're doing - that we plan to do next year - is around, it's sort of rooted in generational wealth building strategies. But it is very much about increasing commercial ownership of commercial property - so allowing business owners to buy something instead of being tenants. It's about access to capital, so that they can purchase commercial property. We have a lot of folks who need language access - again, this keeps coming up. A lot of our small businesses - the owners don't speak English as a first language. And so they need support understanding a lease agreement, understanding how to apply for a loan and what that loan is requiring of them. So that's another piece where, you know, we are working with our Office of Economic Development, with our Office of Immigrant and Refugee affairs to figure out what the right business navigator system is. But there's a lot of work to be done to support our small businesses in being able to stay in the city. And I'm excited about starting that work with OED and really making sure that our neighbors can stay. [00:35:58] Crystal Fincher: I want to talk about another issue that's crucial to the economy and that's childcare. Now, childcare, we've recently seen reporting that it is now more expensive than college on an annual basis. We can't talk about inflation or affordability without contending with childcare, which is also just in shorter supply than it was, in addition to being much more expensive. What can you do to help families struggling with the cost of childcare? [00:36:32] Tammy Morales: Yeah, that's an important issue. So there are a few things that we need to consider. The first is just the availability of childcare - so whether it is an in-home family daycare provider or a licensed childcare facility, we have to scale up all of those things. So from a land use perspective, that means making it easier to build childcare facilities and making sure that they are exempt from some of the paperwork requirements that we often impose on construction. We also need to make sure that we are supporting childcare workers themselves. It is an expensive proposition to take your child to childcare - and I know I've got three kids, it was not easy - but it's expensive because we are entrusting these childcare providers with our littlest citizens and they do an important job. And there's also limitations on how many children they can watch at one time. So making sure that we are providing them with good wages and access to benefits is also important. And as you said, it is so expensive to provide childcare. So some of the things that we've talked about in the past - some things I would like to see - include, for example, having sort of a health savings account, but for childcare. So having employers provide access to a savings opportunity to be able to stockpile that. And also just asking our employers to provide better access to childcare subsidies so that they can ensure that their workers can get to work and do the things that they - provide the services that they are providing for folks. Part of the thing, one of the things that the City is doing is also trying to, through the Families and Education levy, increase the Seattle preschool program opportunities. So we just expanded, particularly for bilingual slots, we just added seven additional facilities that can provide bilingual education. So we now have 35 Seattle preschool programs operating in the city. And I think most of the additional ones were here in the South End. So there is work that the City can do in terms of providing actual financial support. And then there is work that we can do to make sure that it is easier to build and easier to increase the capacity of our city to provide space for childcare providers. [00:39:30] Crystal Fincher: Now, as we close this conversation today, there is still a number of residents trying to contend and determine the differences between you and your opponent. When you're talking to someone who's trying to understand the difference and deciding for whom they're gonna vote, what do you tell them? [00:39:49] Tammy Morales: Well, thank you for the question. You know, what I will say is that we are losing half of our current council, and I can tell you that that is potentially destabilizing. So we need trusted, experienced leaders on the council - people who can partner skillfully with other colleagues, with advocates, with the mayor's office to really get things done - and that's the experience I bring. I will say that's why I've been endorsed by other elected or formerly elected leaders like King County Councilmember Zahilay, Larry Gossett, Senator Saldaña, small business owners, advocates - it's because they wanna see a thriving Seattle and they know that I wanna see a thriving Seattle. But I also want a council that can collaborate, that can agree to disagree on policy without getting divisive - you know, I think we all understand that the council needs to be working better together. And so we need folks who can partner and collaborate. You know, I think folks might be surprised to learn that I have a great working relationship, for example, with Councilmember Pedersen, with whom I don't agree on very much at all. But we are very transparent with each other, we're very clear about where we're coming from and why we may not be able to support something. And that allows us to work together really well when we can find something that we agree on, like the legislation I referred to earlier. So, you know, it's important to have folks there who understand how to deliver, whether it's policy or budget resources, for the district. And that's something that I'm really proud of having done in my first term, and that I would be honored to be able to do in a second term. [00:41:52] Crystal Fincher: Well, thank you so much, Seattle City Councilmember and candidate for re-election in Seattle's Council District 2, Tammy Morales. [00:42:01] Tammy Morales: Thanks so much for having me, Crystal - good to see you. [00:42:03] Crystal Fincher: Thank you for listening to Hacks & Wonks, which is produced by Shannon Cheng. You can follow Hacks & Wonks on Twitter @HacksWonks. You can catch Hacks & Wonks on every podcast service and app - just type "Hacks and Wonks" into the search bar. 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#134: Mexico travel pro, Zach Rabinor shares all the secrets to planning incredible trips to Mexico and seeing the country like you've never done before, including top cities/regions for different experiences, local insider tips for activities and restaurants and so much more. Chris wraps it up by sharing tips and tricks to best utilize your miles and points when booking your trip to Mexico. Zach Rabinor founded the award-winning travel company, Journey Mexico, with a vision to share his deep love for Mexico, unveiling its unexpected cultural, natural, adventure, and luxury travel experiences to the world. Link to Full Show Notes: https://allthehacks.com/mexico Partner Deals Daffy: Free $25 to give to the charity of your choice Long Angle: Join a free private community for high net worth investors DoorDash: 50% off a convenience, grocery or retail store order with code ALLTHEHACKS Athletic Greens: Free 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs Shopify: $1/month trial for the easiest e-commerce platform For all the deals, discounts and promo codes from our partners, go to: allthehacks.com/deals Resources Mentioned Journey Mexico Website All the Hacks Episodes: #127: Language Hacking: Become Fluent in 3 Months with Benny Lewis Hotel Upgrade Program | firstname.lastname@example.org Email for questions, hacks, deals, feedback: email@example.com Lesser-known, must-visit towns in Mexico: Overall: Pueblos Mágicos Oaxaca Todos Santos Wine Region: Valle de Guadalupe Copper Canyon: Chepe Express Los Álamos (El Fuerte, Sinaloa) San Pancho The Mother Mountain Range: Sierra Madre Volcanoes in Paso de Cortés: Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl Chiapas: San Cristóbal de las Casas Diving and Cruise Capital: Cozumel Sun & Beach: Sea of Cortez Yucatán Peninsula Punta Mita Puerto Morelos Puerto Escondido Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Bacalar Isla Mujeres Playa Del Carmen Things to Do in Riviera Maya Valladolid Archaeological Site: Chichen Itza Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta: Surfing: Sayulita Beachside Promenade: The Malecon Beach acos: Centro Pitillal Restaurants: El Barracuda (Kid Friendly) | Ocean Grill (Non Kid Friendly) Things to Do in Los Cabos Colonial Village & Surf Town: Todos Santos Surfing lessons: Los Cerritos Beach Snorkeling & Seafood Restaurants: Cabo Pulmo Things to Do in Mexico City: The Metropolitan Cathedral 3rd Largest Central Square in the World: Zocalo The National Palace / New Houses of Moctezuma Saturday Market in San Angel: El Bazar Sabado Aztec-Era Floating Gardens: Xochimilco Neighborhoods: La Condesa & Roma Museums: Palacio de Bellas Artes: Palace of Fine Arts National Museum of Anthropology Casa Azul (Frida Kahlo) Dolores Olmedo Zona Maco Restaurants: Contramar | Guzina | Pujol | Rosetta Historical Non-Fiction Book: Mexico: A Novel by James A. Michener Redeem Wyndham Rewards Points on Vacasa Vacation Full Show Notes (02:11) Mexico as a Travel Destination (04:33) Planning a One Week Trip to Mexico (05:32) Hidden Treasures in Mexico (08:15) Mexico's Hospitable Culture (12:18) Transportation in Mexico (13:12) Best Times to Visit Mexico (18:42) Mexican Food Explained (20:13) Tips to Find the Best Food in Mexico (26:03) The Sun & Sand Spots in Mexico (34:48) Things to Do in Riviera Maya (35:52) Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta (36:45) Things to Do in Los Cabos (40:46) Mexico City Must-Dos & Must-Sees (53:38) Lesser-Known Must Visit Towns/Regions in Mexico (56:49) The Story of Paso De Cortés (58:25) The Oaxaca Experience (1:01:11) The Safety Levels in Mexico (1:04:16) Ways to Optimize Your Trip to Mexico (1:06:55) Using Miles & Points to Get to Mexico (1:13:49) Flight Hack for People Who Live in San Diego (1:14:36) Hotels with Points in Mexico (1:17:49) All the Hacks Hotel Upgrade Program Connect with All the Hacks All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Membership | Email Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stephen Dowd, CIO of private infrastructure strategies for CBRE Investment Management, brings investors up to date on some of the biggest and most gainful categories of infrastructure commitments. (09/2023)
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In the midst of the world's urgent call for clean energy, a new project in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana casts a contentious light on the line between economic progress and environmental destruction. At the center of this new project is the proposed liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility, which is projected to provide prosperity to some while posing environmental risks to others. Two corporate titans with ties to Oklahoma are behind the idea. Dr. Nick Alexandrov traveled to Louisiana to bring us the story.In 2015, the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing released recommendations on police reforms in response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri that occurred after the police shooting of Michael Brown. Would those reforms, if embraced by state law enforcement officers, help deter police killings and help build community? Shonda Little brings us part two of her series. State Secretary of Education Ryan Walters recently announced that the Oklahoma Department of Education is partnering with right-wing advocacy group Prager University to provide educational resources to Oklahoma classrooms. On Monday, September 11, at a church event in Tulsa, Walters said PragerU Kids would be in every classroom as a part of “continuing the MAGA agenda” but many school districts have been opting out of using the material. Dr. Kristen Oertel, Chair of the Department of History at the University of Tulsa, shares details.In February, the US Department of Transportation announced the grant awardees for its new Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program. Oklahoma's only awardee is the North Peoria Church of Christ in Tulsa. Britny Cordera spoke with Oklahoma House District 73's Representative Regina Goodwin about what the congregation hopes to accomplish.Black Tech Street is ready to propel Tulsa to the top of the worldwide cybersecurity field. Who is their partner in this challenging project? IT giant Microsoft. By the end of the decade, Black Tech Street and Microsoft are providing Black professionals in the computer industry 1,000 new career opportunities. Anthony Cherry explores the revolutionary ideas that will revitalize the city's technical and cultural environment.Sonda Slade reports that, In 2014, Tulsa's 36 Street North corridor was rebranded the Phoenix District as part of an economic development plan. One entrepreneur is working to increase options to turn the neighborhood into a food destination and revenue generator.
Discussions on safety equipment for school buses, economic trends and autonomous vehicles. We talk bus operations and department collaboration with Todd Livesay, director of transportation of Franklin Township Community School Corporation in Indiana, a winner of Transfinder's Top Transportation Teams award. Read more at stnonline.com/tag/teamwork.
In this week's episode of FTR's Trucking Market Update podcast, we explore a range of key economic indicators, including manufacturing output, retail sales, inventories, and inflation at the consumer and producer levels. Plus, we recap the week in diesel prices and the spot market for truck freight. The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR's Vice President of Trucking, Avery Vise. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the graphs and indicators yourself by downloading the presentation.Download the PDF: https://freight.ftrintel.com/trucking-podcast Support the show
Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss a "laugh heard round the world" by an SPD officer investigating a pedestrian's death, the final stages of Seattle's new drug possession and public use law, a decision not to charge former Mayor Durkan or Chief Best after thousands of texts went missing, an updated ordinance for the growing problem of vacant buildings, and continued trouble for our state ferry system. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon!
In this episode, we dive into the world of predictive maintenance technology and its game-changing impact on transportation and logistics. Jim Rice, President of Uptake, joins us to explore how this innovative technology helps transportation companies stay ahead of vehicle failures, minimize delays, and keep both drivers and customers satisfied. For more information subscribe to Running on Ice the newsletter or podcast. Follow the Running on Ice Podcast Other FreightWaves Shows Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of The Brainy Business podcast, Melina Palmer speaks with ethnographer Dr. Felicity Heathcote-Marcz about the significance of ethnographic research in understanding customer behavior and organizational culture. Ethnography, a research methodology rooted in anthropology, has found new relevance in the business world. Felicity explains that ethnographic research involves immersing oneself in the studied context, actively interacting with people, and collecting qualitative data to gain deep insights. The episode emphasizes ethnography's value in the transport industry, highlighting various projects that have uncovered valuable insights into future mobility trends and incident management. Felicity also addresses challenges such as time constraints and the Hawthorne Effect. Business professionals looking to make informed decisions and improve organizational culture will find this episode informative and practical, offering a comprehensive introduction to ethnographic research and its applications. In this episode: Uncover the profound effects that ethnographic research has on interpreting customer behavior and shaping organizational culture. Tackle the burdens of integrating ethnographic research into a business context and explore practical solutions. Gain an understanding of the longitudinal character and direct benefits of ethnographic research. Deconstruct the Hawthorne effect and its significant role in any research project you might take on. Discover the emerging role of behavioral science and nudges in revolutionizing transportation research. Show Notes: 00:00:00 - Introduction, Melina Palmer introduces the episode and the guest, Dr. Felicity Heathcote-Marcz. She mentions that ethnography is an important method for understanding customers and lays the groundwork for the upcoming episode on observation skills with Christian Madsbjerg. 00:02:21 - What is Ethnographic Research?, Dr. Felicity Heathcote-Marcz explains that ethnographic research originated in anthropology and involves studying cultures and local contexts to gain a deep understanding of people and their behaviors. She discusses how ethnography has evolved and how it is now used in business to gain insights into customers and organizational culture. 00:08:29 - Role of an Organizational Ethnographer, Dr. Felicity Heathcote-Marcz describes her role as an organizational ethnographer at Atkins, an engineering and transport consultancy. She explains that she studies the culture within organizations, conducts research on future trends in the transport industry, and collects immersive data by observing and interacting with customers in their natural environments. 00:11:05 - Impact of Ethnography on Organizations, Felicity discusses how ethnography can provide organizations with a deeper understanding of their customers and employees. She explains that ethnographers can identify opportunities for improvement, inform decision-making, and facilitate cultural change within organizations. 00:13:26 - Ethical Considerations in Ethnographic Research, Felicity emphasizes the importance of reflexivity and self-awareness in ethnographic research. 00:16:19 - Ethnographic Methodologies in Business Contexts, Felicity discusses the challenges of utilizing ethnographic methodologies in a business context, where time constraints often limit the depth and richness of the data collected. While some purist academic ethnographers may object to condensed time periods, Felicity suggests spending as much continuous time as possible with a specific group to establish rapport and gain valuable insights. 00:18:09 - Accompanied Drives and Ethical Considerations, Felicity explains her approach to conducting accompanied drives, where she sits in the passenger seat with the driver and encourages them to share their thoughts and experiences. She emphasizes the importance of maintaining participant anonymity and establishing trust to overcome suspicion and encourage open communication. 00:21:28 - Nudges and Behavioral Science in Transportation, Felicity discusses her work with local transport authorities in the UK, focusing on designing behavioral nudges to encourage residents to shift from private cars to public transport or active modes of travel. She highlights the importance of considering contextual factors, such as weather and incentives, to effectively change behavior. 00:25:10 - The Effectiveness of Nudges in Shifting Behaviors, Felicity presents findings from a study conducted in Manchester, where text message nudges were used to encourage walking, cycling, or using public transport for commuting. The results revealed that the effectiveness of nudges varied depending on contextual factors, such as weather, and suggested that larger incentives may be needed to change behaviors in unfavorable conditions. 00:31:44 - Social Pressure and Incentives for Mask-Wearing, The discussion focuses on the social pressure that exists regarding mask-wearing in different countries and contexts. In some places, there is a need to set up schemes to incentivize mask-wearing, while in others, people automatically conform and penalize those who don't. 00:33:05 - Importance of Ethnographic Research, Ethnographic research is highlighted as a valuable approach to understanding differing opinions and behaviors. By taking interlocutors seriously and stepping into their worlds, researchers can gain insights into their motivations and beliefs. This approach requires being present and observing without bias or preconceived notions. 00:34:13 - Understanding Beliefs and Motivations, Ethnographic research delves beyond surface-level behaviors and artifacts to uncover the deep-seated beliefs, cultural influences, and personal experiences that shape people's actions. By exploring these underlying factors, researchers can gain a comprehensive understanding of individuals and their perspectives. 00:36:22 - Immersion and Risk in Ethnographic Research, To truly understand certain contexts and realities, ethnographers may need to immerse themselves in potentially risky situations. This could involve not wearing a mask in a non-mask space or accompanying individuals into dangerous environments. Immersion allows for a more accurate and complete depiction of people's experiences and challenges. 00:38:16 - Conclusion Melina's top insights from the conversation. What stuck with you while listening to the episode? What are you going to try? Come share it with Melina on social media -- you'll find her as @thebrainybiz everywhere and as Melina Palmer on LinkedIn. Thanks for listening. Don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Android. If you like what you heard, please leave a review on iTunes and share what you liked about the show. I hope you love everything recommended via The Brainy Business! Everything was independently reviewed and selected by me, Melina Palmer. So you know, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. That means if you decide to shop from the links on this page (via Amazon or others), The Brainy Business may collect a share of sales or other compensation. Let's connect: Melina@TheBrainyBusiness.com The Brainy Business® on Facebook The Brainy Business on Twitter The Brainy Business on Instagram The Brainy Business on LinkedIn Melina on LinkedIn The Brainy Business on Youtube Learn and Support The Brainy Business: Check out and get your copies of Melina's Books. Get the Books Mentioned on (or related to) this Episode: Engaged, by Amy Bucher Behavioral Science in the Wild, by Dilip Soman and Nina Mazar What Your Customer Wants and Can't Tell You, by Melina Palmer Designing for Behavior Change, by Stephen Wendel Mixed Signals, by Uri Gneezy Connect with Felicity: Felicity on LinkedIn Felicity on Twitter Top Recommended Next Episode: Hawthorne Effect (ep 117) Already Heard That One? Try These: Questions or Answers? 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Episode 298 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss a recent TRIAD emergency inbound flight. What happened? What advice to we have for the pilots and ATC? How did prompt pilot decision making lead to a safe outcome? We also discuss phraseology, clearances, and aircraft identification. This is a packed episode and you don't want to miss it! Timely Feedback: 1. Patron TBP sent some clarifying comments about traffic direction. 2. Patron HTB shared more insight into the BT-13 military trainer. 3. Patron Romeo Charlie gives some more background on the coffee bravo practice approach. Feedback 1. Patron JJ asks about squawking VFR when near/above Class Delta. 2. Patron DD asks about a short delay on the runway and hold short instrutions. 3. Patron KO showed patience and avoided a really confusing ATC mixup. Mentioned on the show: RH and AG on the ABS Webinar: https://www.absweb.org/61.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Innovation is one of Roehl's values, and our Information Technology team is leading the way in trucking. In this episode, meet Kurt D. a B2B/EDI Integration Analyst and hear how he came to be a member of TeamRoehl. Kurt shares some of what he does to support our company, and he talks about Roehl's Charitable Governance Committee and some of the programs we support, including the United Way (Roehl has repeatedly been recognized and awarded for our donations to the United Way). Kurt previews some of the 2023 United Way events, and he also shares some things he likes to do when he's not working.Roehl is built on values, and we're one of North America's safest and most successful trucking companies. Grow with us - we are hiring for driving jobs (find truck driving jobs near you) and careers that support our driving teammates!Learn more about Roehl Transport and how having a CEO who is also a driver impacts our driving teammates through profit sharing, address-to-address practical route mileage and our Dynamic Pay Plans that better compensate a driver for his or her time.
Win a Tenways CGO 600 Pro ($1,900 value)! Called "The Lightweight Champion" of electric bikes, the Tenways CGO600 Pro doesn't disappoint. Head on over to ridereview.com for your chance to win. https://ridereview.com/giveaway/win-a... We're incredibly excited to introduce the first round of speakers joining us at Micromobility America in the SF Bay Area this October! Manufacturers, operators, brands, policymakers, investors, media—and this is just the start. https://micromobility.io/events/micro... Chapters: 00:00 - 3:10 Announcements and giveaways 3:11 - 7:47 Bloomberg says micro is making all the difference with climate 7:48 - 14:29 Utah Clean Air Partnership successful ebike voucher program and the failure of others 14:30 - 16:02 LATimes stands up for electric bikes 16:03 - 20:57 Encinitas update on state of emergency around Electric Bikes 20:58 Shabazz Stuart, Founder and CEO of Oonee According to Bloomberg NEF, there are nearly 300M electric two- and three-wheelers on the road worldwide, and collectively, they displace about 4x as much oil demand as the entire global fleet of electric cars. The EV revolution has arrived… on two/three wheels. Electric bike vouchers are increasing in popularity across the U.S. In Utah, the Utah Clean Air Partnership is working with Magnum Bikes to provide eligible residents with vouchers of up $1,200. The voucher program offers up to $800 off Magnum e-bikes and $1,200 for the cargo e-bike models. For income-qualified applicants, the voucher amount goes up to $1,000 and $1,400 for cargo e-bikes. While the New York Times continues to bash ebikes as a menace to public safety at every turn, the LA Times is more discerning about the real problems affecting our urban road networks: “The focus on young ebike riders' safety can obscure the bigger crisis: People driving cars and trucks are killing more people on our roads.” How do scooter and bike sharers gain permission to operate in a given locale? Many municipalities base their decision, in part, on lucrative revenue sharing requirements, a practice that some experts say is creating a “negative cycle” for both operators and cities. → need standardized agreements We have Shabazz Stuart, Founder and CEO of Oonee Oonee builds, finances, and operates automated bike parking infrastructure that humanizes public spaces. It is driven on changing the mobility game in cities by building a network of smart, modular, pods that provide secure parking for bikes and scooters on the interior while providing public space amenities on the exterior.
In today's training, GovCon Chamber president Neil McDonnell explains how the actual federal government contracting sales process starts very early in the acquisition process. Maximize your chances of winning an award by shaping that opportunity long before the bidding process begins.✅ The actual federal government contracting sales process starts very early in the acquisition process.You can maximize your chances of winning an award by shaping that opportunity long before the bidding process begins. In this training, @neilmcdonnell shows you have to have more control of your sales pipeline.✅ KEY TAKEAWAYS for better Capture Management
Roots of Success (RoS) is an empowering environmental literacy and job training program that prepares youth and adults with significant barriers to employment to access jobs and career pathways in environmental fields and to improve environmental and social conditions in their communities. The program is centered around a federally registered Department of Labor Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship program and 10-module course. We prepare individuals for 70 jobs and 111 career pathways in environmental and STEM fields.Roots of Success is offered in job training programs, reentry programs, prisons, jails, juvenile facilities, high schools, youth programs, adult schools and other workforce and education settings throughout the United States. Since 2009, the program has been offered in over 600 programs in 40 states and over 26,000 youth and adults have gone through the program; more than 12,000 youth and adults took the course while incarcerated. The Roots of Success course is composed of 10 modules: 1) Fundamentals of Environmental Literacy2) Water3) Waste4) Transportation5) Energy6) Building7) Health, Food & Agriculture8) Community Organizing & Leadership9) Financial Literacy & Social Entrepreneurship10) Application & Practice The program strengthens academic, professional, financial, social entrepreneurship, and advocacy skills. The teaching approach encourages students to use their lived experiences as the foundation upon which to build further knowledge and skills, deepen their understanding of environmental problems and solutions, and access jobs in environmental fields. Graduates earn an “Environmental Specialist” Pre-Apprenticeship credential and are prepared to access 50 jobs and 111 career pathways in the water, waste, transportation, energy, building, food, open space, and environmental advocacy sectors. Detailed information about each of these jobs and career pathways is provided in a two volume Green Jobs and Career Pathways Guidebook that is included in the teaching materials used by instructors who teach the Roots of Success course. Roots of Success graduates have a high employment rate, are working in a wide range of fields, and are addressing environmental challenges and injustices through advocacy and policy efforts. A study conducted with community-based program partners that used Roots of Success for at least two years found that among 1,200 graduates 98% felt they were better prepared for job interviews, 75% found employment within 3 months, and 70% remained employed 6 months later.In prisons, the Roots of Success program is usually taught by incarcerated men and women who are paid full time to teach the course to their peers and can also be taught by staff. Many Roots of Success instructors are serving long and life sentences and working with the Roots of Success program gives these men and women an opportunity to help others. The data we have collected for over a decade shows that participants who go through the Roots of Success course while incarcerated are finding stable, living wage employment opportunities when they return to the community and have very low recidivism rates.Roots of Success is the leading resource for education and workforce programs across the country that strive to prepare youth and adults with barriers to employment for careers in environmental sectors and empower them to improve conditions in their communities. The program is easy to implement, cost effective, highly impactful, and provides graduates with industry recognized credentials that are highly valued by employers. To learn more about the Roots of Success program, go to rootsofsuccess.org or email us at email@example.comDownload a one-page overviewDownload a short brochureDownload the 10-year report
In this episode we discuss Aaron Rodgers achilles tendon rupture. We also have Hampton Ray, outreach manager of the Florida Department of Transportation. We discuss the infamous yellow line and other conspiracies.
The key argument advanced by the proponents of electric vehicles is that they greatly reduce CO2 emissions. However, this doesn't seem substantiated, and this has major public policy implications.When you read the writings of organizations promoting a bold, rapid transition towards electric vehicles, the core argument is the reduction in CO2 emissions, as a way to combat global warming.While the most intellectually dishonest writings simply and falsely claim that electric vehicles are zero emission vehicles, others will acknowledge that some emissions are associated with EVs, yet they will argue that EVs will generate important CO2 emission savings.For example, the influential C40 global network, which encompasses nearly 100 mayors of major cities in the world, and is presided by London mayor Sadiq Khan, claims that:“Each electric vehicle that displaces a conventional car saves approximately 1.5 tons of CO2 per year which represents a 62% reduction compared to a petrol-powered car and a 53% reduction compared to a diesel-powered car.”In this podcast episode, we will see that this claim does not hold water.We will see that, for the foreseeable future, the only realistic solution, if one is serious about it, is to redirect our efforts out of electric vehicles and towards highly efficient internal combustion engine vehicles.See article and other related EV articles at: https://covexit.substack.com/
Mitt Romney announced hes not seeking reelection to the Senate. He says “It's time for a new generation.” The US Department of Transportation has released $100 million to repair thousands of broken electric vehicle chargers across the US. Singer and songwriter Oliver Anthony's efforts to keep ticket prices low have forced him to cancel an upcoming concert in Knoxville, Tennessee. The minimum annual income required for a family of four to be considered middle class in California is $69,064. Thursday – 9/14/2023 - Hour 3 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.