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Today's guest on Danger Close is Donnie Edwards. Donnie Edwards spent 13 years as a linebacker in the NFL and is one of only eight players in the history of the league to have more than 20 interceptions and 20 sacks during his career. Inspired by stories from his grandfather, a Pearl Harbor survivor, and a life-changing conversation with a WWII veteran, Donnie founded the Best Defense Foundation in 2018 with the mission of “Taking Care of the Ones Who Took Care of Us.” The foundation honors and celebrates our veterans from past conflicts including WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Through the foundation's Battlefield Return program, more than 100 WWII veterans have been able to remember their fallen comrades and gain closure returning to the battlefields on which they fought: Normandy, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, Guam, Saipan and Tinian. The Best Defense Foundation is also focused on educating future generations about the heroism and sacrifices of those who served through the preservation of their first hand accounts, recording interviews with over 200 WWII combat veterans. You can follow Donnie on Instagram @donnie_edwards and you can learn more about his work @bestdefensefoundation. Presented by SIG Sauer. Featured Gear: Today's gear highlight portion looks at companies that have supported Best Defense Foundation. 1170 Pelican Protector Case (About the partnership) Oakley Standard Issue Sunglasses (About the partnership) Black Rifle Coffee Club Subscription (About the partnership)
The United States has revoked China Telecom's licence to operate in the country, citing “national security” concerns. The BBC's Zhaoyin Feng is based in Washington and tells us what this means for relations between the two countries. During a rocky time for the shipping industry, after the impact of the pandemic on global freight, companies are grappling with how to keep customers who want to go green. Fergus Nicoll has been looking at ways the industry is developing environmentally sustainable alternatives. And the return of rodeos in the US is helping to boost small town economies. We discuss all this with guests Lien Hoang, a reporter for Nikkei Asia who is based in Vietnam, and Mitchell Hartman from Marketplace in Portland, Oregon. (Image: A woman in Wuhan, China uses a iPhone to record a video near a wall of flags. Credit: Getty Images)
Episode 2187 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the long reach of PTSD. The featured story comes from Psychiatric Times and is titled: PTSD's Long Reach. It was submitted by Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD, PhD and … Continue reading → The post Episode 2187 – The long reach of PTSD appeared first on .
by Scotty Reid The research company Statista reported recently that the 2020 revenue for the global athletic shoe market or sneaker market was valued at around 70 billion U.S. dollars annually, and it reports that the market is forecast to reach a value of 102 billion U.S. dollars in four years. Sneakers as they're popularly known in the United States became a fashion staple in the Black community around the late 1970s and 1980s owing to their growing popularity in part to the early interactions of hip-hop culture. Not only did break dancers, an athletic form of dancing that included elements of gymnastics, need comfortable shoes to perform but matching the shoes to an outfit, a fashion statement was just as important to the performers. Then in the mid-80s came along one Michael Jeffrey Jordan, who had one of the best NBA careers of his era, and became arguably the first global influencer long before the age of social media. Nike's media campaigns really leaned into a proud Black Identity without overtly showing their hand, by telling everyone to Just Be Like Mike, a Black man in a white-dominated society! It helped that Jordan the man was not one to wade into the social-political sphere once quipping that “republicans buy shoes too” when asked to endorse the Black Democrat Harvey Gannt, the former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, who hope to defeat the lifelong white supremacist, Senator Jesse Helms. Another bonus for Nike was that Jordan the man would likely not be raising any issues with Nike's labor practices let alone concern himself about where the Jordans sneakers were manufactured. Nike's iconic commercials, one starring, directed, and produced by famed Black film director Spike Lee at the peak of his popularity, somewhat of a Black cultural icon and a basketball fan in his own right, the media campaigns made Nike's Jordans brand its signature shoe driving the majority of its sales and thus profits. Sneakers are still a foundation of Black fashion trends, so it's logical that Black consumers are still the foundation of sneaker purchases thus driving the profits for the top global corporate brands like Adidas, Converse, Nike, and Rebook. However, most if not all manufacturing is done in countries like Indonesia, Vietnam, and China. The dollars the Black consumer market spends on these products often do not turn into employment opportunities for the communities where these Black consumers are geographically located. Corporations have long since outsourced manufacturing jobs where the corporations contract with factories in foreign countries where employers pay workers what would be considered slave wages in the US, wages well below the ridiculously low US Federal minimum wage. Enter the Covid 19 Pandemic! The coronavirus pandemic is having an impact despite the 2020 sales, COVID 19 did not arrive in the United States until the last two months of the calendar year. CNBC reports the sneaker giant Nike, the main supplier to Dick's Sporting Goods, a national retailer, is having supply chain issues. The same issues are also affecting other industries that rely on outsourced manufacturing. Despite the upward global trend in the demand for sneakers, with projected sales crossing the 100 Billion per year mark, Nike lowered its internal fiscal 2022 outlook due to the disruption in the global supply chain. Longer transit times, labor shortages abroad with prolonged production shutdowns in Vietnam, a major player in the manufacturing of Nike brand shoes. CNBC also reported that “In a recent conference call, Nike chief financial officer Matt Friend said the company anticipates its entire business will see short-term inventory shortages over the next few quarters.” It stands to reason that if the majority of the sneakers were manufactured in the United States, it stands likely that it would alleviate the pressure on the not being able to meet demand because of a disrupted global supply chain....
Luna is an international belly dance star who performed in Egypt's top hotels and Nile cruises from 2009 to 2018. She has an exceptionally exciting style of dance, and has been featured on Egyptian television. Luna has also appeared in the music videos of some of Egypt's most popular singers, and was a featured dancer in several movies. Luna is in high demand to teach belly dance workshops around the world. She has taught all over the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Egypt, England, Poland, Japan, China, and Vietnam. She is also a regular teacher at Raqia Hassan's Ahlan wa Sahlan Festival, which takes place every summer in the Mena House Hotel.In addition to her dancing, Luna holds a Master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. She studied radical Islamist movements in the Arab world. She is fluent in Egyptian Arabic, Spanish, and English, and holds a B.A. in journalism and political science.In this episode you will learn about:- Life after Cairo- Applying for a ‘regular' job after 10 years of dance career- Dealing with stigmas and stereotypes about the belly dance profession- Performing to a diverse Arabic audience- Learning by observingShow Notes to this episode:Find Luna of Cairo on Instagram, FB, and Youtube. Her blog "Kisses from Kairo".Previous episode with Luna:Ep 17. Luna of Cairo: Is Belly Dance Life in Cairo Always a "Fairy Tale"?Follow Iana on Instagram, FB, and Youtube . Check out her teaching platform: the Iana Dance Club. New YouTube show “Artist Date” is available HERE.Podcast: www.ianadance.com/podcast
"You have to exhibit empathy, but you have to exhibit empathy in other ways than mouthing cliche or something like that." - Kenneth Feinberg What was the emotional impact of administering the 9/11 Compensation Fund? What are the main responsibilities of a mediator? How do great leaders deal with pushback? Why does the American legal system approach tort law differently with certain individuals? Man in the Middle: Origins of a Mediator Kenneth Feinberg has been described as an attorney who "has appeared at nearly every scene of tragedy and disaster in the US in the past two decades" by the Financial Times. From 9/11 to the BP oil spill, Kenneth has been at the heart of some of the biggest social catastrophes in modern history. He has faced an abundance of loss and sadness, yet has balanced the course of justice through financial reparations. While he claims to have fallen into mediation by accident, once asked to mediate the agent orange situation over in Vietnam, he soon found his feet and what followed has been a storied career. Through his many bittersweet successes, Kenneth has written two books, one of which has been adapted into a film. Featured on Netflix in 2020, the motion picture “Worth” unpacks the processes Kenneth had to face when supporting the victims of 9/11. The film features high-profile figures such as Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci. Even with the recognition brought on through media prominence, Feinberg never views his successes as “justice,” but rather “mercy” — and while situational factors are irreversible, Kenneth does everything in his power to hopefully bring long-awaited relief. A Shoulder to Cry On: Approaching Empathy Dealing with the bereaved is never an easy endeavor. Nothing you say can be up to the task. Early in his career, Feinberg attempted to console a grieving father by saying, "I know how you feel" which was met with the response, "Don't ever tell someone like me you know how I feel." By attempting to empathize through shared emotion, Kenneth realized he had to find another way to relate to clients dealing with loss. Offering financial certainty can bring a glimmer of hope to those who struggle, and providing support can make a world of difference. Through resilience and willingness to succeed, he's managed to win settlements exceeding billions of dollars throughout his career. Not Just a Suit: Heart Behind the Job Kenneth states that “there's a lot of personality involved in being an effective mediator.” It takes a huge emotional investment to work in proximity to so much grief. Many involved in the 9/11 Compensation Fund were left angry and unsatisfied with the process. In an interview with Damien Carrick, Feinberg says those involved often asked, "Why did the government let us down?" But even when dealt a difficult hand, Kenneth has produced magnificent results across an illustrious career. In our discussion, Kenneth draws on the overriding emotional element of his job, the success stories, the heartbreaking details, and the limitations that the legal system often presents. Key takeaways: Empathize: Understanding and appreciating the emotions of those around you goes a long way. Structured Approach: Resolving conflict comes in many forms. Equality: Equality comes from placing everyone on the same pedestal. Links and Resources The Game Changing Attorney Podcast Michael Mogill Facebook Michael Mogill Twitter Michael Mogill Instagram Michael Mogill LinkedIn Crisp Website Crisp Facebook Crisp Twitter Crisp Instagram Crisp LinkedIn What is Life Worth? - Book Website Who Gets What - Book Website
If you or someone you love is a gifted person, you understand that it can complicate many situations in life. It's wonderful to know that empathetic and supportive professionals are dedicating their lives to advocacy for these individuals. Join me to learn more about one such psychotherapist in today's episode! Gail Post is a clinical psychologist, parenting coach, workshop leader, and writer. In clinical practice for over 35 years, she provides psychotherapy in the Philadelphia area with a focus on the needs of the intellectually and musically gifted. Gail does consultations with educators and psychotherapists and parent coaching throughout the US and Canada. Dr. Post served as a co-chair of a gifted parents' advocacy group when her children were in school, and she continues to advocate through workshops in schools and parenting groups. Her writing related to giftedness includes online articles, several books, chapters, plans for an upcoming book, and a long-standing blog, Gifted Challenges. Gail is just one of the popular gifted writers whose work is included in the book, Perspectives on Giftedness: Sound Advice from Parents and Professionals by GHF Press. Show Highlights: Why Gail is intensely passionate about working with gifted and twice-exceptional teens and adults, advocacy, parenting issues, nature, art, music, and trying to make a difference How psychotherapists help clients with mirroring and attunement to create encouragement for the changes people need to make Why it's difficult to find psychotherapists who specialize in giftedness Why Gail's personal brand of intensity looks like overthinking and being passionate about her work and values How Gail grew up feeling things intensely and feeling out of sync with others as she tried to fit in How Gail was affected by white privilege and by other issues of the 70s like the Vietnam anti-war movement, women's right, and civil rights How Gail had to tone herself down as a shy child when she learned to hide her abilities and talents Why Gail got out of control when she felt things and reacted strongly, especially in work settings How Gail uses her fire for good in helping people, writing, and utilizing her strengths, and engaging with her interest in the human psyche and behavior How Gail harnesses her power by knowing her strengths, pacing herself, and managing stress How she helps others by encouraging them to feel safe and accept themselves with empowerment in challenging situations Gail's upcoming book, Perspectives in Giftedness, written with several other authors: her articles include “How to Explain Giftedness to Your Child,” one about what happens when kids know they are smart by society or school tells them they are not, and one about college planning to teach students and parents what they don't know about the process Why we shouldn't tell kids their IQ number because it can harm them or hold them back Final words from Gail: “I encourage everyone to work on self-acceptance with who you are because that's the foundation for moving forward in life. It's also important to accept your child's imperfections and all of who they are.” Resources: Gail Post Gifted Challenges Connect with Gail on Facebook. Perspectives on Giftedness: Sound Advice from Parents and Professionals, (A Collection of Essays by GHF Writers)
Episode 2186 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story shared by Ron Mosbaugh, titled: Trauma, Tragedy and Misfortunes Answers. In his story he tells about the real reasons for the title. It is a powerful message that … Continue reading → The post Episode 2186 – Trauma, Tragedy and Misfortune Answers by Ron Mosbaugh appeared first on .
AMERICAN VETERAN AMERICAN VETERAN is a new, four-part PBS series exploring the veteran experience. Created to help bridge the gap between those who have served and those who have not, the series features personal stories from an incredibly diverse group from all branches of the service covering multiple issues of life in the military. It premieres on Tuesdays, October 26-November 16. CHARIOTS IN THE SKY A Novel – US Assault Helicopter Pilots in Vietnam Captain Taylor St. James, along with his friends and comrades, as they fly harrowing combat missions, cover for each other, deal with bad weather, mechanical problems and human error during the later part of the Vietnam War. When not flying, they are harassed by rocket attacks and sappers in the wire. The Author Larry Freeland served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division as an Infantry Officer and CH-47 helicopter pilot. He has been a banker, financial consultant, and College Instructor in Management and Leadership Development. He is now retired and living in North Georgia. He enjoys fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis, volunteering for Veterans events, driving his Corvette, and writing books. For more information: www.larryfreeland.com
Cat (@CatBeschVN) founded and leads Vietnam Animal Aid & Rescue. She is also a writer & activist addressing many non-human animal issues. In Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what's real?” & “what matters?” Sentientism is "evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings." The video of our conversation is here on YouTube. We discuss: 0:00 Welcome 1:10 Cat's Intro - Founding Vietnam Animal Aid & Rescue - Growing up in Virginia, USA - Studying International Relations in Washington DC - A political/military family 3:10 What's Real? - Growing up as a liberal Lutheran with very religious parents - The church as social fabric - Figuring out that "I just don't really believe in any of that crap" - High school & Baptist society in Alabama - The church seeing all sex as shameful... "holding virginity in such high esteem" - Feminism & Islam. "Headscarves & Hymens" by Mona Eltahawy. - "The way the institutions look at sex & sexuality just makes you want to put your fist through a wall" - "A whole bunch of girls that think they're going to hell" - That was the turning point. Everything started to crumble - Not picking at the church too hard as it was the social fabric. "Life is hard enough at 16." I left it silently on my own - The hypocrisy of religious compassion & judgementalism - Atheists & agnostics are not immoral people - "I attended church... I took communion... my sins are flushed... now I can go back to being a dickhead" - Religious compassion is often conditional & constrained - The immorality of even "moderate" religious worldviews (e.g. hell, sexism, homophobia) - "Women are not emotionally stable enough to be leaders in the Catholic church"! - "I found it oppressive." Leaving the church was a moment of liberation - Travelling & living in many religious cultures - Starting the "Let's not be an asshole" religion - Being wrong. "I used to hate vegans", now I'm "on the side of all sentient beings" - Everybody has a chance to change - "I just don't know" as a strong naturalistic stance 25:09 What (& Who) Matters? - An early empathy for animals "they were my best friends", but living in an environment where killing sentient beings was normal - I never met a vegan in the horse riding world - "I love what you do for me" isn't love - Being angry at our previous selves for not seeing - Thinking all vegans must be "dirty hippies" - Meeting first vegans hosting couch-surfers in Mongolia - Being challenged "You love animals but who are you eating?" ...and much more. Full show notes at Sentientism.info and on YouTube. Sentientism is “Evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings.” More at Sentientism.info. Join our "I'm a Sentientist" wall via this simple form. Everyone, Sentientist or not, is welcome in our groups. The biggest so far is here on FaceBook. Thanks for the post-prod Graham.
Colin Powell, who died on October 18, 2021, wore many hats during his distinguished career in public service, among them: Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National Security Advisor. And he was the first African-American to hold each of those positions. When he joined the Army in the 1950's, though, his only ambition was to be a good soldier. It was beyond the realm of possibility for the son of working class Jamaican immigrants to aspire much higher. In this episode, which originally posted in September of 2017, you'll hear Powell's stories about his journey from the South Bronx, to the jungles of Vietnam, to the Jim Crow South, to the highest reaches of government, and about the decades of American history he helped shape.
Cuong is the CEO of Forbes Vietnam — the Vietnamese branch of the international media giant. As a young adult, he immigrated to the US to study and work, until he decided to return home and to bring global business such as Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Forbes to Vietnam. We talk to Cuong about his US and coming-home experience as well as doing business in Vietnam.> Overseas Vietnamese> Cuong Dang
Danny and Derek speak with Sean Fear, lecturer in international history at the University of Leeds, about the history of Vietnam. They discuss the life and times of Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnamese nationalism and communism, the French and Japanese occupations of Vietnam, and much more. This is the first in a series on the history of Vietnam from the perspective of the Vietnamese. Become a patron to hear more bonus content like this! www.patreon.com/americanprestige
The 10 member countries of the ASEAN group of nations, like Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam will hold a summit in Brunei this week. But Tuesday's meeting has already run into controversy, after the group excluded Myanmar, amid concerns about the military rulers undermining democracy. Countries in South East Asia are also wary of taking sides in the economic and political standoff between China and the United States and Beijing's growing dominance in the region is causing concern. Also in the programme, why are more Americans buying homes in areas where the risk of wild weather is greater? Plus, the expansion of Russian energy exploration in the Arctic. And - in China the police have adopted an unusual method of encouraging senior citizens to recognise fraud. Officers give lessons in how to avoid becoming a victim of a scam, but then test the older people on what they've learned in class, with those who pass offered free products from a local supermarket.
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After a two-month break, we're back with a reformatted version of the podcast, meaning new segments and a revised structure. This episode begins, as all future episodes will, with Bánh Mì Banter (2:21). We then move into our first 'That Time We...' segment (15:05), which covers a Vietnamese historical event or figure related to the week an episode is released. Today we cover the history and ultimate demise of a Nguyen Hue Street landmark, the Saigon Tax Center, which was torn down five years ago. Finally, we play a game of 'This or That' (40:03) by debating whether we prefer old film photos of Vietnam, or new digital pictures of the country, as well as what these images say about the people who made them.
Join The Seven Million Bikes Community.Jovel Chan is a food marketer, writer and industry speaker who has a decade of working, living and eating across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and has managed more than 50 restaurants in 10 countries in Head of Marketing roles.Today, she is the founder of Vietnam's only-dedicated F&B industry blog and podcast, is regularly featured in the media and speaks at industry conferences and workshops.Her blog has blown up quickly in Saigon after a flurry of engaging articles about the local scene. She shares the latest industry news and happenings, trends, opinions and interviews with key opinion leaders from places like Mondelez Kinh Do, Unilever Food Solutions and BAEMIN. Her words have been featured in Vietcetera, Vietnam Plus, e27 and Destinations of the World News and she can often be seen speaking at industry conferences (Reimagine: Halal in Asia 2020 APAC) and universities (National Economics University and VinUniversity in Vietnam) or conducting industry workshops and webinars in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.For anyone who follows Jovel on social media you will know she is candidly open about her mental health and how she deals with this. It is refreshing to see such openess to normalise something so common, on something that has been stigmatised to the point when Jovel had her first panic attack she was scared about being a “crazy lady on the train” and being sent to a hospital. We talk about this, how she got into the industry and what's next in the Saigon food and beverage scene after a gruelling lockdown where some didn't survive.Follow Jovel on Instagram and check out her blog at www.jovelchan.comSeason 7 is sponsored by Blue Dragon's Children's Foundation and Saigon Children's Foundation. Please donate if you are in a position to.Follow us on Facebook.Buy us a coffee.-------------------Theme music composed by Lewis Wright.Main Cover Art designed by Niall Mackay and Le Nguyen.Episode art designed by Niall Mackay, with pictures supplied by guests and used with permission.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/SevenMillionBikes)
Every conversation I have on this who shapes me and changes me and thus changes the world I live in… perhaps none as consciously and profoundly as the conversation you're about to listen to. Captain Charlie Plumb is my guest today and it is an honour to be bringing his story to you. In 1967 after 74 successful combat missions over Vietnam, Fighter Pilot Captain Charlie Plumb was shot down in his F-4 Phantom jet... On his 75th mission, only 5 days before he was to return home. Captured, brutally tortured and imprisoned in the Hanoi Hilton where Charlie remained a prisoner of war for the next 6 years. The conditions and cruelty that Charlie lived through are beyond comprehension and we barely even scratched the surface of them today. Yet Charlies interpretation of events as he recounts them and the profound way that he and his fellow prisoners of war developed the fortitude to not only survive but to thrive throughout and beyond this experience has to be one of the biggest beacons of hope for many of us as we find our way through our own versions of adversity. I can only hope a little of Charlies spirit and will rubs off on you like it sure did me. EPISODE SPONSOR | TESTART FAMILY LAWYERS Website: https://testartfamilylawyers.com.au CAPTAIN CHARLIE PLUMB Website: https://charlieplumb.com TIFFANEE COOK Linktree: https://linktr.ee/rollwiththepunches Website: www.rollwiththepunches.com.au LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/tiffaneecook/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/rollwiththepunchespodcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/rollwiththepunches_podcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/tiffaneeandco --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roll-withthepunches/message
Episode 2185 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the VA's new policy on backlogged VA benefit claims. The featured story comes from the Stars and Stripes and is titled: VA is hiring thousands for expected … Continue reading → The post Episode 2185 – Backlogged VA claims update appeared first on .
A profile of American Secretary of Defence Robert Mac Namara. The gap between the positive view of how the war was going by General Harkins and MACV using doubtful data and that far less rosy view presented by journalists and junior Army officers who had served in South Vietnam and who witnessed the growth of the Viet Cong revolt in the countryside.
In the fourth episode of our series on Vietnam, Danny and Derek speak with Sean Fear, lecturer in international history at the University of Leeds, about the early period of Nguyễn Văn Thiệu's reign, Richard M. Nixon's "Vietnamization" strategy and the war's expansion to Laos and Cambodia, the American anti-war movement, and North Vietnam's position after the failure of the Tet Offensive. Become a patron today! www.patreon.com/americanprestige
Episode 349: The Kevin Randle Chronicles Kevin D. Randle is a retired lieutenant colonel who served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and in Iraq as a battalion intelligence officer. He began writing for UFO magazines and eventually moved on to books. A goal had been to publish science fiction and to join the Science Fiction Writers of America.
Episode 2184 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about missions carried out by the MACV-SOG during the Vietnam War. The featured story comes from the Business Insider website and is titled: For the US’s Vietnam-era covert … Continue reading → The post Episode 2184 – Exciting MACV-SOG stories by Atlamlagzou appeared first on .
Dr. Larry Dewey is the former Chief of Psychiatry at the Boise, Idaho Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the former Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine! He has worked with combat veterans and their families in outpatient clinics, support and therapy groups, specialized treatment programs, and inpatient units for 34 years! Veterans treated have included those involved in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Bosnia and Kosovo, and most recently Afghanistan and Iraq. Prior to beginning his clinical career with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Dewey graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1979 and completed his psychiatric fellowship and residency training at Yale in 1983. He is the author of the book War and Redemption: Treatment and Recovery in Combat-related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. He currently lives in Daybreak, Utah, my own neighborhood, which is precisely how and where we met! But don't move here, it's awful, nothing to see here. Check out Bozeman, MT. :)Find Dr. Dewey's work at-Amazon- War and Redemption: Treatment and Recovery in Combat-related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
This episode I'm joined by fellow veteran and my friend, Rick Garcia. His time spent in Vietnam urged him to write his own book about his experience titled, "Pop smoke birds inbound, the forgotten soldier". This autobiography begins with Rick's time prior to being drafted, combat deployment, engagements with the enemy, R&R passes, and the rampant drug use in Vietnam. The most controversial war told by a soldier who lived it and survived, and his story is amazing!
This episode was formerly subscriber-only. Enjoy! Season 6's upcoming episodes will become subscriber-only. The season will run through Spring, 2022. To hear all #Spooked episodes as they're released, subscribe to Luminary directly, or to the Luminary Channel on Apple Podcasts. It's 1967. Jerry has been drafted and just landed in Vietnam. He keeps meeting another young soldier, Cummings… and every time they run into each other, something terrible seems to happen. This episode does contain scenes of war and combat violence, sensitive listeners please be advised. Thanks, Jerry, for sharing your story with us! Learn more about Jerry on his website and Facebook. Produced by Zoë Ferrigno, original score by Daniel Riera Artwork by Teo Ducot Season 6 - Episode 5
Drones are often considered among the most modern elements of warfare, and their use doesn't regularly feature in stories of the Vietnam War. But as David Axe tells us in this episode, the US use of drones was in its infancy during the 1960s and '70s. Having compiled military records, official histories and published first-hand accounts from early drone operators, David shares the revolutionary, and top secret, use of drones in the Vietnam War. David is an American military correspondent, his book is Drone War Vietnam: https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Drone-War-Vietnam-Hardback/p/19099. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to episode ten of The Way Out Is In: The Zen Art of Living, a podcast series mirroring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's deep teachings of Buddhist philosophy: a simple yet profound methodology for dealing with our suffering, and for creating more happiness and joy in our lives.In this episode, presenters Zen Buddhist monk Brother Phap Huu and lay Buddhist practitioner and journalist Jo Confino are joined by special guest Zen Buddhist nun Sister Sinh Nghiem (Adornment with Liveliness). Together, they look deeply into healing childhood wounds. All three further discuss: inner healing, from healing the child within to collective healing and how to face our challenges, traumas and suffering to find a way through; the possibility of transformation and healing past relationships; the original fear. Brother Phap Huu expands upon: the importance of understanding the source of inner wounds in order to start healing them; Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings on childhood traumas; the Four Noble Truths; his own experience of being bullied as a child and its consequences; understanding and compassion for those we think are responsible for our suffering; apologizing and forgiveness; stopping the cycle of hate.Sister Sinh Nghiem shares insights about: her journey to becoming a nun, from escaping Vietnam on a boat with her family after the war, to her career as a psychologist, and finding Thay through another teacher in the Theravada tradition; how the practice of mindfulness helped her deal with abuse suffered as a child; healing her inner child after she became a monastic. She also discusses specific spiritual practices that helped her healing process, like reconnecting with the body, and mindful movement.Jo recollects a workshop by John Bradshaw on healing the inner child and the deep experience of transformation. He further muses on childhood and creative visualization, defense mechanisms, and the importance of understanding the context of our parents' lives. Finally, Brother Phap Huu ends the episode with a guided meditation on generating love for our own selves. Co-produced by the Plum Village App:https://plumvillage.app/ And Global Optimism:https://globaloptimism.com/ With support from the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation:https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/ List of resources Plum Village Communityhttps://plumvillage.org/The Inner Child (short guided meditation)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zauJYihF2fQ Stream Entering Monasteryhttps://plumvillage.org/practice-centre/stream-entering-monastery/ John Bradshawhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bradshaw_(author) Theravada traditionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theravada Understanding Our Fatherhttps://plumvillage.org/articles/understanding-our-father/ The Four Noble Truthshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy-RI3FrdGA ‘The 16 Exercises of Mindful Breathing'https://plumvillage.org/library/songs/the-16-exercises-of-mindful-breathing/ Qigonghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qigong Tai chihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_chi Engaged Buddhismhttps://plumvillage.org/series/engaged-buddhism/ Quotes “I’ve always been very impressed with Thich Nhat Hanh because he has integrated the very depths of Buddhist teachings with Western psychology. And he focuses a lot of his teachings on healing our childhood wounds, and that the wounds we receive as children tend to stick with us throughout our lives.” “In Buddhism, we always practice in order to have liberation – but liberation has to be the liberation of something. Much of the time, as an adult, we want to understand our suffering. And in Buddhism, we have to shine light into the reality of what is happening in the here and now. In meditation and in mindfulness, when you are aware of yourself, you can start to recognize what is causing you pain and what is causing you suffering.” “When suffering is present, happiness is also there. These opposites go hand in hand. If there is happiness, then we know that suffering is also present – and we have to understand that suffering is not solely negative, because if you truly look deeply into it, you start to understand yourself more.” “When we meditate on our suffering, we can recognize that it is a continuation of the past. A lot of us experience early suffering as a child. If we didn't have the chance, as a child, to transform it or to have a breakthrough and be free from it, then that suffering will still be very present with us today.” “I had all the knowledge and all the wisdom and all the understanding to be able to go and sit with myself as a child and start that healing process.” “Tai chi and qigong for me are not just about the movement, but about learning to be mindful in my movement.” “We may forget about the event itself, the situation, the story, but the body remembers the wound; the body remembers the events that happened.” “Even though our practice is to learn to dwell in the present moment and not be carried away by the future or be swept away by the past, in meditation itself we have to also visit the three times. The three times means we have to know how to reflect on the past, no matter how miserable it can be; it can be a lesson, it can be an insight that allows us to stop because we recognize that what has happened to us gave us so much suffering. And if we don’t transform this, we will offer the same suffering to the next person that is close to us.” “If we don’t let go, then the perpetrator continues to make us suffer; we never break that cycle.” “I have learned through Thay’s teaching that, as an adult or as a parent, as an elder brother, as an elder sister, an uncle, an aunt, or a friend, our way of being is a teaching. The way we interact is a transmission in its own right. So my suffering has given me a lot of awareness about how I behave, and that has an immediate impact.” “We’re all on that path, we are all hurt, we all suffer; Thich Nhat Hanh talks about this original suffering existing from birth. It’s not that we must have had a traumatic experience growing up, but that, actually, birth itself is a traumatic experience.” “I realized it’s so important to be able to heal through these very simple things, like being able to reconnect with your body to relax and release the tension in it.” “Our teacher emphasizes a lot about brotherhood- and sisterhood-friendship. This is one of his messages to all of us: that we need communities as individuals. Yes, we can recognize our own suffering, but sometimes our own dark corners are too big for us to illuminate. We need friends to help us see the blind spots so that we can step out of our suffering, to recognize and transform it.” “This present moment is creating the past. This is one of the keys that helped me become more free in this present moment. If we live it deeply, it will become the new past.” “When you come here for the practice, you learn to bring the practice into your daily life, so that you become more solid, more stable, and more peaceful, in order to embrace the really difficult stuff – because you need that. If you don’t have a solid foundation of peace and connectedness and groundedness, then when your suffering comes up, you are automatically carried away. You are overwhelmed by the past and are not able to be grounded in the present moment with your breath. And that is a really, really important daily practice, which enables you to heal deeper wounds.”
Episode 2183 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about how the State of New Jersey is encouraging organizations to honor its veterans. The featured story appeared on the Patch website and is titled: Manalapan Recognized By … Continue reading → The post Episode 2183 – How New Jersey encourages veteran appreciation appeared first on .
Oil and metals are lower today, on pace for their worst day since August. But crude is still up more than 15% in the past month. Should investors stick with the commodities craze? We'll give you the best plays that are out there right now. Plus, Alaska Air returned to profitability last quarter as both business & leisure travel picked up. But will rising fuel prices hit carriers next quarter? We'll ask the CEO. And, shares of footwear phenom Crocs are climbing on a big earnings beat. We'll ask the CEO how it's navigating supply chain disruptions despite its Vietnam facilities being temporarily shuttered.
General Colin Powell, who passed away this week, is remembered throughout the national security community as a distinguished public servant and American statesman. As the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first Black Secretary of State, Powell broke barriers, shaped history, and reset the rules for how American military force should be deployed in the post-Vietnam era. In honor of his legacy and impact, we are joined this week by Jack Rives, who served alongside General Powell when he was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Jack Rives reflects on Powell's legacy, his tremendous impact on the national security community across both sides of the aisle, and pays tribute to a man of great honor, achievement, and character. Jack Rives, Executive Director of the ABA: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/leadership/aba_officers/rives/ Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs Chairman and Secretary of State: https://www.biography.com/political-figure/colin-powell Articles: “Executive Dir. Jack Rives reflects on Gen. Colin Powell's life, legacy” The American Bar Association. Oct. 2021. https://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews/aba-news-archives/2021/10/colin-powell-remembrance/ “Colin L. Powell Embodied the American Dream” Wall Street Journal. Oct. 20, 2021: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QTw_3fzp0NhMQfwlbsFc0A9ya-OKy9SV/view?usp=sharing “Colin L. Powell's Thirteen Rules of Leadership” U.S. Department of State. Oct. 18, 2021 https://www.state.gov/dipnote-u-s-department-of-state-official-blog/colin-l-powells-thirteen-rules-of-leadership/ Books: Powell, Colin L. My American Journey. Penguin Random House, 1995. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/133242/my-american-journey-by-colin-powell-with-joseph-e-persico/ Powell, Colin L., and Tony Koltz. It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership. Harper Perennial, 2014. https://www.amazon.com/Worked-Me-Life-Leadership/dp/0062135139
In this episode, Jeremi and Zachary talk with special guest Dr. Mark Atwood Lawrence about the Vietnam War and its continuing legacies in American society, global policy, as well as recent similar conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Zachary sets the scene with his poem, “It is Hard to Build Utopias”. Mark Atwood Lawrence is Director of the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum in Austin, Texas. Until January 2020, he taught history at UT-Austin, where his classes focused on American and international history. Lawrence is author of Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam, The Vietnam War: A Concise International History, and, this fall, The End of Ambition: The United States and the Third World in the Vietnam Era, as well as several edited books and numerous articles, chapters, and reviews on various aspects of the history of U.S. foreign relations. Lawrence has held the Cassius Marcellus Clay Fellowship at Yale University (2006-2008) and the Stanley Kaplan Visiting Professorship in American Foreign Policy at Williams College (2011-2012). He earned his BA from Stanford University and his PhD from Yale University. This episode of This is Democracy was mixed and mastered by Ean Herrera.
Yes, Thailand plans to now reopen the whole country beginning November 1st. This will be the first country in Southeast Asia to open to fully vaccinated travellers quarantine free in 18 months. News also about openings in Bali, Indonesia, Boracay, Phillipines, Vietnam, and Singapore. In this episode I will also revisit the enchanting, charming city of Hanoi. Walk with me through the atmospheric Old Quarter describing the sites, shops, on my way to the Dong Xuan Wholesale Market. This is the largest wholesale market in the city center that home to some of the best street food in Southeast Asia and of course anything, and everything, you can think of to buy from ceramic piggy banks, to warm jackets, and jeans. Thanks again for listening and subscribing to the podcast!If you're in the United States you can now listen to The Far East Travels Podcast directly from the Far East Travels Podcast Facebook page. Watch out for availability in other countries soon. Help support the podcast by writing a review:https://apple.co/3B4ld1pPledges:https://www.patreon.com/FarEastTravelsDonate:https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/JohnASaboe
Ted Osius retired from his post as US Ambassador to Vietnam when asked to implement covertly-devised deportation policies he found morally repugnant and un-American. Hear about his crisis of conscience and also of the heroic service of senators John McCain and John Kerry, Vietnam vets who did the right thing at great political cost. And read Ted's new book "Nothing is Impossible: America's Reconciliation with Vietnam".
Christophe Hondelatte raconte l'année 1964 en puisant dans les archives d'Europe 1. Cette année-là… un drame sur le tour de France : 9 morts dont 3 enfants. France Gall cartonne à 17 ans à peine, l'arrestation de Joe le chimiste, grand trafiquant corse de la French Connection. Les américains s'engagent dans la guerre au Vietnam et Brigitte Bardot fête ses 30 ans !
Welcome to the Out of Spec Podcast where you'll find reactions to the latest car stories from our team of auto journalists and presenters! This week, Kyle is back!! And Jordan and Mike ask Kyle about the epic Europe adventure. We also look at Vietnam's VinFast EV, the Volvo C40, and we get into a discussion on the best luxury EV sedan. Plus much, much more! - SHOW NOTES - Get Paid to Watch Top Gear - https://www.motor1.com/news/541507/get-paid-watch-top-gear/ VinFast coming to US - https://www.motor1.com/news/540802/vinfast-sell-cars-america-2022/ Tesla Model X Refresh Deliveries - https://insideevs.com/news/541150/refreshed-tesla-modelx-customer-deliveries/ Tesla Cybertruck Details Revoked - https://insideevs.com/news/540929/tesla-cybertruck-specs-price-removed/ Volvo C40 - https://insideevs.com/features/540829/volvo-c40-walkaround-presentation-video/ Mazda MX-30 Lease - https://www.motor1.com/news/541062/2022-mazda-mx30-cheap-leasing/ Find us on all of the places! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvzAhsatPsUkRsxJfY6zB3A Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/out-of-spec-podcast/id1576636119 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0tKIQfKL9oaHc1DLOTWvbd Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/473692b9-05b9-41f9-9b38-9f86fbdabee7/OUT-OF-SPEC-PODCAST
Episode 2182 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about how the good people at Jacksonville State University are honoring their fallen Vietnam Veterans. The featured story appeared on the Jacksonville State University website and is titled: … Continue reading → The post Episode 2182 – How JSU is honoring its fallen Vietnam Veteran heroes appeared first on .
Members of today's US Special Operations Forces are often regarded as heroes, but there are those that today's elite operators look up to and regard as their own heroes. John Stryker “Tilt” Meyer is one of those men! As a member of the clandestine MAC-V SOG operating in the midst of the Vietnam War, Tilt recounts his combat experiences, some very close calls, and how close partnership with indigenous forces along with coordinated joint operations lead to successful missions in places where American troops “officially” never were. Subscribe today and leave us a review!
Mysterious metal spheres have been seen falling from the sky over the years in Africa (2011), Spain (2015), Vietnam (2016), Russia, Peru, and other places, with some of them being recovered by locals or the military. A similar metallic sphere was found in 1974 on the farm of a family named Betz. Stone spheres have been found in Costa Rica famously, and also in Russia, which are baffling in quantity, size, structure, and manufacture - unlike the so-called ‘balls' found in Siberia in 2016 and the Moqui Marbles found in Zion National Park. In art, spheres are depicted in Christian iconography and likely represent the Earth. In pop-culture and science-fiction, we find these alien objects in the movie Sphere and as sphere AI, part of a collective uploading of the consciousness of an entire alien race, in Independence Day Resurgence that comes to Earth in order to impart knowledge to man. Support this podcast
Walk the campus at the University of Michigan or downtown Ann Arbor with John U Bacon and you won't get more than two blocks before you're intercepted by an admirer or friend. The calls come from every direction: "Hey, John! Hey Bacon!" Bacon is the world's leading authority on Michigan football, having written several New York Times best-selling books, including Endzone, Three and Out and Overtime. Now Bacon, whom I first met at Michigan in 1986, has written a tremendous new book on leadership. In this episode of Winning in Asia, Bacon shares the lessons he learned when he took over the hapless Huron high School hockey team, a team that recorded a 0-23-2 record the previous year. Three seasons later, the same Huron High team was one of the top five in the State of Michigan. His central message: "The key is to make it special. And the key to making it special is making it hard."#WinningInAsia / #ZozoGo https://twitter.com/Dunne_ZoZoGohttps://www.instagram.com/zo.zo.go/?hl=enhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-dunne-a696901a/
Welcome to West Coast Radio's 97th episode. This is a solo broadcast that will fill you in on everything important that's happened recently. Segment 1: OpeningEscaping is a beautiful concept. Dick Ritche (Michael Rappaport) had one of the greatest escape scenes in all of film at the end of True Romance. Speaking of great escapes, it is looking as though Brian Laundrie has gotten away with Murder and escaped into the international abyss. If I was on the run and had to disappear... Where would I go? VIETNAM! Segment 2: (Clip)The idea of selling one's soul to the devil is interesting. If one wanted to sell their soul in exchange for something, what practical steps would they take to get beelzebub to appear before them and hear the proposal? Christopher Lee warns us of becoming too involved with the Occult. Lee talks about the only Occult book he will keep in his home. At this point in the program the audience will hear about an old southern killing curse. If you perform the cures correctly, it'll kill somebody. It you perform the curse incorrectly... It'll kill you! Segment 3: NewsSanjay Gupta vs Joe Rogan. Mass firings are incoming as 40% of Americans refuse to get vaccinate. This will lead to the greatest American standoff since the Civil War. Segment 4: Haiku of the Week Segment 5:The Person of the Program is Viola Davis from Virginia. Viola turned 110 recently and is looking great! One of the worst parts of getting that old would be to need help wiping after the restroom. (even though there is absolutely no shame with that) I have a horrible issue with being vulnerable and rejoice in the fact that bidet technology will make it so that when I am old, needing help wiping will not be an issue. Segment 6: (Clips)Upon first impression, Tik Tok seems like it is really bad for society. Here are some of my favorites! Segment 7:Frances Haugen takes on the Goliath in Facebook. Segment 8: Closing remarks Red Winds Casino's drug testing policy proves them to be an entity without creativity or common sense.
Colin Powell's life was marked by public service, first as a soldier in Vietnam and then eventually as President George W. Bush's secretary of state. By that time he had already held many prominent positions in government, including national security adviser and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was the first African American to hold each of these roles. But Powell's story will always be entwined with the Iraq War. Although he argued against the invasion in private White House meetings, he did see it through. And he famously defended the strategy on a national stage before the United Nations. NPR National Correspondent Don Gonyea reports on Powell's enormous and complicated legacy. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at email@example.com.
Greg interviews Lindsay Kiptiness, the Kenyan Ambassador to Thailand. Ambassador Kiptiness begins by introducing himself and explains his responsibilities as ambassador to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Burma. He explains his unfortunate arrival during COVID times, and his desire to really explore Thailand when it fully re-opens. The Kenyan healthcare system is behind Thailand's, but he notes that Nairobi did serve as the center of COVID treatment for UN officials. Greg asks the Ambassador about Kenyan products, and the Ambassador regales Greg with pitches for Kenyan coffee and Kenyan purple tea. No, that's not a typo, and the Ambassador assures us it is the best tea in the world. :) The conversation continues on to cover cultural misconceptions, the fickle nature of the global community in times of crisis, and the expatriate Kenyan (and African communities) in Thailand, which is growing, and the Thai community in Kenya, which unfortunately is not. Greg and the Ambassador discuss the reasons for this, and the Ambassador contends there is simply not enough information about Kenya and Africa in Thailand. In fact, the Ambassador makes the point that Greg has made many times on the podcast: all expats are to some extent ambassadors for their home country, and Mr. Kiptiness encourages all Kenyans in Thailand to do their best to promote their home country. Don't forget that Patrons get the ad-free version of the show as well as swag and other perks. And we'll keep our Facebook, Twitter, and LINE accounts active so you can send us comments, questions, or whatever you want to share.
“Let one version come out, then another, then another. Let the public pick and choose. Nothing stinks more... than the classic seamless narrative.”—A Legacy of Chains We welcome back the author Philip Kraske—who joined us in 2019 to discuss his novel, 11/9 and the Terrorist Who Loved Bonsai Trees—for a discussion about his latest book, A Legacy of Chains and Other Stories, a novella plus six shorter stories that "range from the personal to the political, from the comic to the dramatic". In the novella, A Legacy of Chains, Kraske engages imaginatively with the issue of American POWs allegedly left behind in Vietnam after the Vietnam War, and crafts a vivid tale of nine American servicemen—now in their sixties and seventies—who turn up on the south coast of Spain having escaped from Vietnam after decades in captivity. By way of contrast in the short stories—"The Rainmaker", "Pioneer Woman", "Shoccer", "Alan the Newsboy", "Pirates" and "Exposures"—Kraske explores subjects as diverse as soccer, blackmail, poinsettia theft, and the imagined back-room planning for the "Raid" on Osama bin Laden's "compound" in Pakistan. Join us as we discuss a few of the more "conspiratorial" aspects of the stories and consider some of the historical claims that underpin the fiction. [Podcast theme music by Antony Raijekov (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).] For show notes please visit https://themindrenewed.com
Is Denny Markham supposed to be the bad guy? Do foot fetishes come up -- again? What about wars that the US has lost (the list grows)? Are these guys Vietnam veterans or are they members of a grunge band? So much to get to this week, but no unrequited love in sight. Dust off your oversized green jacket, trim up that chin fuzz, and get ready to kill some generals with us. LINKS https://the-x-files-podcast.captivate.fm/listen (Podcast Subscription Link) - https://www.libertystreetgeek.net/xfiles https://www.facebook.com/groups/lsgonxfiles (Kirking Off Facebook) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/lsgonxfiles https://www.libertystreetgeek.net/ (LSG Media Website) - https://www.libertystreetgeek.net
Allen Clark is a Vietnam veteran, author, public speaker and Minister. We discuss giving both his legs for his country, the physical and mental rehabilitation journey, working with the VA, the spiritual arm of healing, the industrial military complex and so much more.