What's Trending: President Trump ends the shutdown, the mother of a murdered child is upset over the Oscar nomination for the movie portraying his death, Jason reviews ‘Stan & Ollie,' and the Bremerton football coach who was fired for praying after games speaks out. Weissman writes for The Wall Street Journal and National Review - She joins the show to talk about why the 'dwarf tossing' ban is wrong. ‘Roseanne' spinoff pushes illegal immigration in its latest episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jonathan Guyer of The American Prospect joins Suzi to discuss his August 26 piece called, "The Unheeded Dissent Cable." This is a knockout—a devastating memo, all the more so because it was sent to the State Department on July 13, and was then buried, never reaching the White House and National Security Council. We get Jonathan's understanding of how this memo could have been ignored, and what it says about the Biden administration's national security team. Veena Dubal, Law Professor at UC Hastings, explains the August 20 decision [PDF: https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21046832/castellanos-order.pdf] ruling Prop. 22 unconstitutional and “unenforceable in its entirety.” Written and funded by Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart and Postmates, Prop 22 rewrote labor law in favor of the app-based transportation and delivery network companies, allowing their workers to be classified as independent contractors not employees. Prop 22 deprives workers of overtime pay, unemployment and workers' compensation coverage, and the right to unionize. And the gig companies that authored Prop 22 made it nearly impossible to change, requiring a seven-eighths vote by the California legislature to modify it. But now Judge Roesch has declared Proposition 22 unconstitutional and unenforceable, and Veena Dubal explains the ruling, the grounds for the Judge's decision, the response of the companies, and what is likely to happen next.
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of UC Berkeley Law explains the California recall procedure and argues that the rules of the recall violate constitutional principles, making the September 14 Recall election unconstitutional. This is an incredibly consequential election, and a lawsuit has been filed compelling the Courts to intervene and either prohibit the election or change the rules to allow Governor Newsom's name to appear on the replacement candidate list. Chemerinsky argues that because the procedures specified by the California Constitution violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the recall should be stopped now. Otherwise voters risk allowing a candidate preferred by a small minority of Californians to be the next governor. Anthropologists Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale did fieldwork in Afghanistan and have just published "Afghanistan: the End of the Occupation." The 20 year intervention ended in defeat for the US: 2448 American soldiers, 4000 US contractors and somewhere between 48,000 and 100,000 Afghans were killed. Many more were wounded, and one trillion dollars was spent on the war. Nancy and Jonathan help us understand the evolution of the Taliban from 2001 to 2021, unraveling stereotypes and confusion about the nature of the population's support for them. They explain that support is the wrong word – Afghans had to choose sides and they chose the Taliban rather than the cruel and corrupt American occupiers, because the Taliban are the only force fighting the American occupation. We also ask about the challenges ahead for Afghans, especially women, the Hazara and other ethnicities, as well as the looming refugee crisis.
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Suzi speaks to Meleiza Figueroa and Ali Meders-Knight — they both work with the Chico Traditional Ecological Stewardship Program — about the recently leaked Sixth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with its dire warnings about the coming consequences for the planet. Hundreds of millions of people live in areas at risk, and as these areas become unlivable, we see population dislocation and migration, species extinction, and widespread disease. These effects have led to social unrest and demands for systemic responses. Meleiza Figueroa and Ali Meders-Knight give us the broad takeaways from the IPCC report, the dangers we face, and their own work on climate catastrophe mitigation.
Stay tuned after the outro theme! This week has our first post-credits sequence! CORY WEISSMAN joins the boys around the streets of New York City and Long Island as they avoid people they owe money, and talk about the 2019 thriller UNCUT GEMS. Let's get stressed out once again! Sorry Connor's audio is a little weird in this one! Join them as they answer questions such as Is this Adam Sandler's best performance? How did we feel during this? Would we ever be able to get a word in with Howie? Was Idina Menzel a tall child? and What other actors would we like to see play the role of Howie? among others... NEXT WEEK: OUR FIRST BEST OF EPISODE! Any favorite moments from the show? Tweet us, email us, or give us a call! VOTE FOR THE VINNY AWARDS HERE, before the stream on FRIDAY, JULY 23RD! Thanks for coming on, Cory! Thank you for listening! Please review us on your podcast provider and share us with your friends, we really appreciate it! CALL THE HIGHWAY PATROL TIPLINE! (301) 941-7493 (SIZE) It's the Highway Tip Patrol Hotline! Say whatever you want, we'll use it in an episode! Follow our socials: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @NoHighwayPod YouTube: No Highway Option Theme Music composed by Ian C. Weber. Find more of Ian's projects here: https://www.iancweber.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/no-highway-option/support
Suzi talks to Frantz Voltaire, Haitian historian, filmmaker, and publisher, about the chaotic situation in Haiti. President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated at his home in the middle of the night on July 7 by men wearing DEA uniforms, some speaking Spanish and English. A hit squad of Colombian attackers have been arrested along with two Haitian Americans, but everything is murky about the assassination. The country was already in a political and constitutional crisis with both a non-functioning Parliament and Judiciary — and that crisis has now greatly increased with two different men claiming interim authority, while armed gangs fight to command the streets. Some Haitian officials have called for US military assistance, while others are adamantly opposed to more outside intervention whether by the US, UN, or aid groups. We get Frantz Voltaire's understanding of the current situation, how and why the assassination took place, the political-economic context from which it arose, and what we can now expect to happen.
Excited to have Tennis Channel's Steve Weissman join Steve Flink and David Beilinson on this episode. Steve Weissman talks about his career journey and the three of us also talk college tennis, French Open, Wimbledon and some fun "not-so much quick hitters" at the end of this episode. Find "Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis": Tennis Channel Podcast Network: https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/podcasts/10/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courtsidewithbeilinsontennis Instagram: https://instagram.com/court_side_with_beilinson Twitter: https://twitter.com/Court_Side_w_BT Website: https://www.beilinsontennis.com/
Suzi talks to Yoav Peled about the outcome of Israel's 4th election in two years, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's long reign--for the time being. Netanyahu unleashed a major shock and awe campaign against Gaza for 11 days last month -- as he did in November 2019, to deflect attention from his own legal problems and his inability to form a governing coalition. This time Hamas rockets and Israeli bombs failed to save Netanyahu's hold on power and prevent a more moderate coalition from upending his rule. Neftali Bennet, far right leader of the tiny Yamina (Rightward) party will be PM for two years, yielding to his secular-centrist coalition partner Yair Lapid for the next two years. Netanyahu, facing criminal corruption charges, warns "he'll be back." Yoav Peled clarifies what this means, and explains the dynamics of nationalism and religion in Israel (his latest book is the timely The Religionization of Israeli Society) among both Muslims and Jews.
Suzi speaks to Nicolas Allen of Jacobin America Latina about the June 6 nail-biter election in Peru. Socialist trade unionist Pedro Castillo, from an indigenous background, has won the presidency by less than 1%. His victory represents a devastating defeat for Peru's populist neoliberal politics, represented by his rightwing opponent Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori – who sits in jail for corruption. Castillo's campaign slogan was “No more poor people in a rich country.” The deeply unpopular Fujimori campaign resorted to relentless anti-communist scaremongering. We get Nicolas Allen's explanation of the surprise result, situating the rejection of Fujimori in the larger context of the crisis of neoliberal rule, popular revolt, and the raging pandemic.
C View 2021 presents the topic: Two Bs or not "To Be": Balance & Boundaries with host Karen Fullerton - this is part of the InSPIRITational Series. call (805)830-8344 Shortlink: http://tobtr.com/11944700 A play on Hamlet's soliloquy, the two B's I am referring to are Boundaries and Balance. As women, these are especially important for us “To Be” our most authentic selves. Epigenetics tells us we are not our DNA, yet emotions and environment can affect how our DNA is replicated and passed down through generations. Throughout time, women have been people-pleasers, with a role of serving. This has been imprinted within, which is why many women have a hard time empowering themselves in those areas. I share the science (sourcing Dr. Lipton, Dr. Weissman, and others who have developed or discovered the research), inspire via real-life stories of my own and other courageous women, then teach specific steps to shift the energy of beliefs stored genetically, a takeaway to continue self-growth and healing that begins with the ability to set healthy boundaries and life-balance. Karen Fullerton has a talent for guiding people through stressful and emotionally reactive situations, personally and professionally, igniting something within that is the difference between short-lived inspiration and soul-level inSPIRITation®. What is inSPIRITation? Sustainable inspiration. Karen teaches how to design your own life's progression from your mind, body, and emotions simultaneously to stay motivated without forcing yourself to do so. And, to obtain results that this level of mindfulness achieves. Contact Karen: https://karenfullerton.com firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/Karen.Fullerton.EnergyWorker
This week I'm thrilled to be joined by Utako Kojima and Aya Weissman. Both women work at Horizon Kinetics and help run the Japan Special Opportunity Strategy. Aya is a Co-Portfolio Manager and Director of Asia Strategy at Horizon. With over 30 years of investment experience, Aya was previously a founder and Chief Investment Officer of AS Hirota Capital Management, LLC. Prior to that, her experiences included acting as a portfolio manager specializing in Japanese securities for Kingdon Capital Management, LLC, a New York–based hedge fund; two years as a partner and Portfolio Manager of Feirstein Hirota Japan Partners, a Japanese long/short hedge fund; and 12 years at Salomon Smith Barney Asset Management, as a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio manager in the US value equity group where she was a founding member of the large cap value equity group, with responsibility for approximately $2 billion in assets Utako joined the Firm in 2010 as a Portfolio Analyst, primarily focusing on the Firm's Asia Strategy. Prior to this, Utako was an equity analyst at AS Hirota Capital Management, LLC. Her experience includes consulting in the Valuation Division at Shin-Nihon Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services, Tokyo, Japan. Aya and Utako join the podcast to discuss a unique investment opportunity in Japan called the Parent-Subsidiary Relationship. In short, there's tremendous alpha to be had investing in smaller subsidiaries of larger companies at the point of inflection when the larger company buys back its smaller subsidiary. The near hour-long conversation dives deep into the strategy, how they filter the 3,800 Japanese equity universe, The Mother's Index, and the changing cultural dynamics in Japanese business.
Suzi talks to Pablo Abufom about the historic victory for progressives in the election held in Chile on May 15-16. This outcome would have been unimaginable just two years ago, after nearly fifty years of neoliberal governance, first under Pinochet’s brutal military dictatorship until 1990, then the so-called center-left Concertación. We can thank the social protests of October 2019 for this epoch-making achievement, showing that mobilized popular forces could win against the long entrenched center and right. A key demand that emerged and united the protestors was for a new constitution to replace the fraudulently approved 1980 Pinochet Constitution which had cemented neoliberal, repressive rule against any attempt to create a more equitable society. That new constitution would not be written by members of the political class, but by delegates elected by the people, with gender parity and indigenous representation. Pablo Abufom was in the thick of the 2019 protest movement and spoke to us about it at the time. He returns to explain what has been won by the new left coalition Apruebo Dignidad in the elections, as well as the possible pitfalls that lay ahead.
Roland Garros 2021 is just a week away, which means it's a perfect time to chat storylines with Tennis Channel voice Steve Weissman. How big a favorite is Rafael Nadal to win #14 and surpass Roger Federer for major singles titles, who is most dangerous among his rivals Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev, why are Naomi Osaka and Daniil Medvedev struggling so much on clay, is Ash Barty the favorite over Iga Swiatek and dark horses in the women's field, fans, the addition of night sessions, plus ranking the four majors in terms of food and Steve's best dish at home.
In this episode, Dr. Jonathan Weissman joins us in our Ask the Expert format to discuss genome-wide programmable transcriptional memory by CRISPR-based epigenome editing. This episode is in our Ask the Expert style: Ask the Expert is a ~30 minute digital cafe experience where scientists and grad students can meet and exchange with thought leaders in the field of type 1 diabetes. Link below to sign up for a seat in the cafe! https://thesugarscience.org/ask-the-expert/
Sherry opens the show sharing how although she welcomes love in all forms, she made the choice to also be good on her own, and she and Carla celebrate the work it took to get there. Then, they welcome Darren R. Weissman, D.C. a chiropractic holistic physician, developer of The LifeLine Technique®, and best-selling Hay House author. Darren has been featured in the films E-Motion and the award-winning documentary, HEAL, and a series on GAIA. Darren talks about the power of our subconscious mind, and his 16 step process of working with people to discover patterns they aren’t even aware of that limit their love, life, and health. Darren shares the million-dollar question he wants us to ask to become aware of our choices, why it’s so important to dive into your subconscious, and how it can be a tool rather than a tormentor. What You’ll Hear In This Episode: A Love Fix question about how to know if you are the narcissist in your relationship, or if your narcissist ex is just convincing you that you are! Darren’s passion is to teach people how to intentionally change the emotional programs of their subconscious mind. Darren’s advice on how to help a family member that is struggling with their obsession of getting a loved one sober. A few of Darren’s many resources for those looking to continue with his work, including The LifeLine Center, along with resources from Sherry and Carla on overcoming codependency and gaining confidence. Why our addictions and perceived weaknesses could actually be a portal to the next greatest version of ourselves, and what exactly that portal looks like! How Darren developed The LifeLine Technique®, an integrative therapeutic system that turns chaos into calm and confidence. How working with our subconscious can help enhance our body's natural potential to heal and thrive. Some of the ways that you know it’s time to make these changes and really address what’s happening in your subconscious. Everyone is healing from something and we all have things we are addicted to, whether it’s substance, love, work, etc. What Darren would say to those with a loved one facing addiction. The direct correlation between our thoughts and beliefs and our biology. Tweetables: “Everything is a choice. We have a choice.” - Sherry “We can tap into the pharmacy within our mind for medicine. The mind medicine that we are capable of creating is beyond what most people can ever fathom.” - Darren “I really am fine either way.” - Sherry “The power to heal comes from within.” - Darren “There’s a spectrum to narcissism. Everybody has levels of narcissism, but, it’s a matter of whether you have empathy around it.” - Carla “What if addiction was a portal and doorway into another place, and that other place is the next great version of myself, relationship, behavior, and habits.” - Darren Connect with Us! The Love Fix | @thelovefixpodcast Wake up Recovery for Codependency, Love Addiction, and Toxic Relationships — $1 trial membership The Love Fix Relationship Quiz Get professional online counseling with BetterHelp by clicking here. Thanks to BetterHelp for sponsoring this episode. Find Out More: Sherry Website | Instagram | Facebook | Love Smacked | Wake Up Recovery for Codependents and Toxic Relationships Carla Website | Instagram | Facebook | Contagious Love | Online Dating Bootcamp Dr. Darren Weissman Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton Mel Robbins Candace Pert, M.D.
I first got acquainted with Adam Weissman through a mutual contact at The Actors Fund and after connecting I definitely wanted to have him on the show. Legalities, rights, and regulations aren't often at the top of actors' minds when performing in projects, but it's important for us to have a foundational knowledge in these concepts. In this episode, Adam and I discuss common legalities actors should know about, what we should and shouldn't post on social media, and common pitfalls actors fall into regarding legal issues.Adam is a NY-based lawyer that represents artists, creators, and production companies in the media and entertainment world. Adam's practice combines his love of the arts and performance, fascination with the changing landscape at the intersection of law and digital media, and insight gained from his past as an associate at a litigation firm, fighting for his clients in court and resolving complex disputes. Outside of law, Adam is a musician and performer with a passion for the Blues, R&B, and Rock, and dabbles in documentary film-making. You can learn more about Adam and his law practice at https://www.adamweissmanlaw.comSign up for the Actorcast Newsletter at Actorcast and join our membership to gain access to exclusive content at Become an Actorcast Premium Member | Actorcast.
In a first-of-its-kind episode, we are discussing and analyzing a specific episode of Liv and Maddie! In this case, it's the classic Cowbell-a-Rooney. Janelle made me realize why it's one of the best episodes of the show, I passed that knowledge on to Katy, now the three of us discuss why we feel that way. Afterwards, I sit down with the director of that episode, Adam Weissman, to hear what it was like working on it as well as directing 12 other episodes of the show. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Suzi talks to eco-socialist writer-activist Richard Smith about a different sort of rivalry between the US and China: which leading polluter can be greener? President Biden has announced a very ambitious Green infrastructure package, and China is promising to reach carbon neutrality by 2060. At the same time, China has posted an 18.3% growth rate for the first quarter this year. What does this tell us? Richard Smith, author of China's Engine of Environmental Collapse looks at the environmental costs of China’s rapid growth, as well as its green claims. We’ll get his understanding of this seeming paradox. Suzi then talks to Carlos Sardiña Galache -- who reports on Burma -- about the full scale civil conflict underway in Myanmar, which has steadily escalated since the Feb 1 military coup. The military junta is waging a brutal war against the massive protest and strike movement, in a rampage of blind brutality designed to terrorize the entire nation into total submission. It isn’t working: the military has not managed to take full control; the enormous civil disobedience movement has paralyzed the economy through strikes in key sectors, and the growing conflict threatens economic collapse.
Are You Ready for Change?How to Evolve Your Mind and Transform Your LifeAired Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM ESTThis week on Miracle Guidance for Everyday Life, Dr. Harra and special guest Dr. Darren Weissman teach you how to change your life.We all want to change our lives in some way: maybe you wish you could get a better job, find a new relationship, fix the problems in your family, or heal yourself of a certain disease. Any and all solutions become possible when you elevate your beliefs. Anyone who’s experienced physical or emotional pain will be comforted to know that there’s a highly effective, holistic way to restore the body, mind, and spirit. Within you, right now, is the ability to change the trajectory of your life, and Dr. Weissman will show you how. You’ll gain a new understanding of the cause of your pain and stress and learn a ground-breaking, 3-phase process that will help you achieve optimal health and a thriving life.Tune in to Miracle Guidance for Everyday Life Tuesday at 7pm ET and get ready for your transformation.Visit the Miracle Guidance for Everyday Life show page https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/miracle-guidance-for-everyday-life/Connect with Carmen Harra at http://carmenharra.com/#Change #MiracleGuidance #CarmenHarra
In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Rabbi Shlomo Weissman - head of Beth Din of America, YU Professor, and former lawyer - about the halakhic complexities of, and attempted solutions for, the agunah crisis. A halakhic divorce contract, called a “get,” must be given from the husband to wife, and the parties must give/receive the get willingly. When one or the other party doesn’t willingly participate in this process, the marriage cannot be ended, leaving the woman unable to remarry by Jewish law. Traditionally this has lead to women being unable to remarry when their husbands disappeared, but the issue of get-refusal - of husbands refusing to divorce their wives, maybe for leverage or spite, leaving them unable to remarry - is a more recent phenomenon. Among the topics covered, we discuss the following: What is the scope of the agunah crisis, and more specifically of get-refusal? What halakhic mechanisms does it involve? What makes this problem harder to solve than other problems relating to halakhic contracts? What solutions have been proposed in the past? Tune in to hear Rabbi Shlomo Weissman explain the complexities of this issue, and help contextualize it both in Torah and in modern society.
Suzi talks to labor historian John Logan who assesses the historic unionization drive against Amazon at the new Bessemer Alabama warehouse — and processes the outcome: a no vote for the Retail Workers union. Front line workers took on the second largest, notoriously anti-union company in the US during a pandemic — and won widespread sympathy and media coverage — but failed to win enough votes to get union recognition. With so much riding on this struggle, we ask what was achieved, and what the defeat means for organizing in the US, where labor law is stacked in favor of the employers. We get John Logan’s perspective on the larger significance of this drive as well as the nitty gritty of the obstacles faced every step of the way.
Israeli Rabbi Chananya Wiseman is a respected national and international researcher concerning the new "vaccines." Here are 23 of his reasons why he won't take the "vaccine". I have only told you the headlines, but if you want a more in-depth explanation of each, email me at email@example.com and I will get the in-depth explanations to you.
On today's show we have are joined by The Draft Network's Brentley Weissman who offers his insight on Oklahoma State offensive lineman Teven Jenkins, as well as his thoughts on who the Chargers could target in the middle of the draft.Then, we have another positional breakdown - this time with the edge rushers and defensive tackles. As always, all ratings and reviews are greatly appreciated! The real ones anyway, IYKYK.Support the show (https://t.co/vODLzzX1uD?amp=1)
Lauren Kaori Gurley at Vice.com’s Motherboard has covered the unionization drive at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama for more than a year. Voting ended March 29 and counting is currently underway. If they vote to join the RWDSU they will become the first unionized Amazon warehouse in the country. Suzi talked to Lauren K. Gurley about Amazon’s business model, the pee scandal, and the anti-union campaign Amazon has mounted against the RWSDU. All eyes are on this titanic labor struggle in the anti-union south because it has enormous potential for the labor movement far beyond Alabama, and for that reason the battle has been fierce.
Thinking Outside the Bud is a business podcast devoted to driving innovation in the cannabis space. During each episode, we speak with founders, investors, thought leaders, researchers, advocates, and policy makers who are finding new and exciting ways for cannabis to positively impact business, society, and culture. Have each episode delivered to your inbox by subscribing here: http://www.thinkingoutsidethebud.com/subscribe
We both have really been loving Joshua Weissman’s YouTube channel and have been cooking up some goodies that he has featured on his channel. Then we did a bit of an education session about the controversy around MSG. We relived the once annual BBQ Pickle Off and Chip walked away with this trophy. We the chatted about Cern taking a real ownership of annoying his teenaged kids and Chip has a few ideas that we both enjoyed and thought would perfectly embarrass our kids. We then discuss some wedding pranks that maybe in the future for us, so stay tuned. Thanks for listening folks!
Mike Goldfield, whose recent book is The Southern Key, discusses the unionization drive underway at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer Alabama. Mike’s book analyzed the history of efforts to unionize the South in the 1930s and 40s, and that history is the context for the struggle to unionize Amazon today, in the same area as the fight that failed in the 1940s. The current unionization drive is widely recognized as pivotally important, and is being extensively covered. A new Brookings Institution report says Amazon’s union battle in Bessemer is about dignity, racial justice, and the future of the American worker. If successful, this will become the first unionized Amazon warehouse in the country and will also mark one of the biggest union victories in the South in decades, potentially galvanizing the labor movement and inspiring workers far beyond Alabama. We get Mike Goldfield’s view. Gabriel Winant, author of The Next Shift: The Fall of Manufacturing and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America, joins us to talk about the expanding care economy. Gabe's op-ed in the New York Times on March 18, Manufacturing Isn’t Coming Back, Let’s Improve These Jobs Instead, looks at the underpaid and overworked health care workers whose jobs are critical to our society. Using the example of Pittsburgh, where the care industry arose on the ruins of the industrial economy, this sector has come to dominate employment across American cities, and is the face of the 21st C workforce. We get his insights on how to translate the recognition of the essential nature of the work they do caring for society into getting this sector paid their economic value, which requires more political power.
Matt Karp, Princeton historian and Jacobin contributing editor discusses President Biden’s stimulus package, the American Rescue Plan that was passed by the Senate and is touted by many as a paradigm change. Matt says an injection of much needed cash isn’t the same thing as empowering workers or creating a constituency for change, and we’ll get him to explain. Emil Draitser joins us to talk about his new book, In the Jaws of the Crocodile: A Soviet Memoir. Emil recounts how he became a journalist in the Soviet Union and why the detour into satire was not just the only, but also the best path. We also talk about the new Oscar nominated Andrei Konchalovsky film “Dear Comrades!” about an important strike and massacre in Novocherkassk in southern Russia in 1962. Everything about that strike and the response from the authorities gives us insight into the nature of the Soviet Union.
The guys are back with a new episode of SportsHeadlines. On today's show, the guys are joined by Brentley Weissman from The Draft Network for the SH Mock Draft Special 5.0 find out who lands where and MORE!! Please Consider Supporting us on Patreon patreon.com/sportsheadlines Go Support The Black Lives Matter Movement all proceeds will go to supporting different #BLM organizations Listen to us on sportscastr.com/sportsheadlines Anchor.fm/sportsheadlines Spotify and Apple Podcasts Follow us on Twitter @sportsheadline8 Follow us on IG @sports_headlines4 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sportsheadlines/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sportsheadlines/support
SEASON 11 BEGINS with another set of priceless video recommendations. Check YouTube (link below) for the video version! This week we're all about Food videos and Comedic Shorts. Do you really need YouTube for anything else? If you do, then don't worry there's the usual random YouTube controversy news. FIND US ON YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/2Zkuour Our recommendations playlist: https://bit.ly/37KoiXE SUB to us on iTunes, YouTube, Soundcloud, or wherever you get your podcasts and EMAIL us at firstname.lastname@example.org Links: Joshua Weissman: Making General Tso's Chicken At Home | But Better - https://youtu.be/L8QDHEs25eE That Iceland Guy: how he made YouTube his full time job in 2020 - https://youtu.be/sktjsF9eJ7Q Eric Floberg: Every YouTuber in 2021 - https://youtu.be/x1HIkBEi9uY Just buy $1 of bitcoin, please - https://youtu.be/Cw29h7LhEuE Boston Dynamics: Do you love me - https://youtu.be/fn3KWM1kuAw Joel Haver: Tailing Missions - https://youtu.be/iP468OEln4U Internet Historian: The Cost of Concordia - https://youtu.be/Qh9KBwqGxTI Outro Music: "Calm the F**K Down" by Broke for Free (https://tinyurl.com/qjwymm4) From the Free Music Archive CC BY 3.0 (https://tinyurl.com/7wylpew)
On this fourth episode of Health Care by the Numbers, our host Todd Searls interviews Dan Weissman, creator and host of Arm and a Leg podcast. Since 2018, the Arm and a Leg podcast has brought entertaining and empowering stories of the spiraling costs of medical care. Before starting his podcast, Dan worked as a traditional radio journalist for outlets such as Marketplace and Planet Money. He won awards for investigative journalism, writing, and producing radio. We spend an enormous amount of money on health care in the United States - $3.8 trillion, or $11,582 for every American. What are we buying for that money? How is it that that United States spends twice as much per capita as other developed countries with often worse outcomes? Todd and Dan delve into these difficult questions. There is also a more personal consumer-focused side to health spending. Nearly twenty percent of American households have been sent to collections over medical debt and 40% of households would struggle to pay a $400 unexpected medical bill. How did we get here and what do we know about making our way out of this situation? Tune in to hear more of their discussion. Find all of our network podcasts on your favorite podcast platforms and be sure to subscribe and like us. Learn more at www.healthcarenowradio.com/listen/
Most people are walking around like the Earth is a floor. Sarah Weiss had a profound awakening where she realized that the Mother Earth is a conscious being who loves her. And when her departed grandfather visited her and bestowed his wisdom to her, she had a direct awakening to her purpose. Now Sarah is […]
In this episode, Suzi talks to Meredith Whittaker, who worked at Google for a decade and now directs NYU's Artificial Intelligence Institute, where she focuses on the social implications of artificial intelligence and the tech industry responsible for it. Her recent Nation article, co-authored with Nantina Vgontzas, puts forward a militant progressive vision for tech, insisting that the left must vie for control over the algorithms, data and infrastructure that shape our lives. This is all the more urgent in light of the January 6 assault on the Capitol. We get Meredith’s explanation of the way platform business models like Facebook and YouTube drive right-wing conspiracy theories and right-wing organizing. She also looks at the way big tech exploits its workers, something we explored recently with Veena Dubal looking at the implication of the passage of Prop 22. We are fortunate to have Meredith help us understand the challenges as well as suggest the way to wrest control from big tech. Suzi then talks to Moscow writer, podcaster and political activist Ilya Budraitskis, about the massive anti-government protests that have rocked cities and towns across Russia following the arrest, detention, and now imprisonment of prominent opposition figure Alexei Navalny -- who returned to Russia on January 17 after narrowly surviving being poisoned from exposure to military-grade Novichok on August 20. The protestors were met with vicious police brutality, and 10,000 were arrested. Ilya Budraitskis stands with the protestors -- and we get his views of the movement itself, his analysis of the Putin regime, and a closer look at what Navalny represents.
How do the various COVID-19 vaccines work, and when should patients be vaccinated? We tackle these topics and more in this episode. Our host David H. Henry, MD, is joined by Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Dr. Weissman codeveloped the messenger RNA (mRNA) technology being used in the COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. History of mRNA vaccines Testing of mRNA vaccines began in the 1990s. An initial problem with these vaccines was that the RNA was highly inflammatory. Dr. Weissman and his colleague, Katalin Karikó, PhD, discovered how to fix that problem in 2005. The pair found that placing modified nucleosides into mRNA made it noninflammatory and allowed for increased production of protein from the RNA – up to a 1,000-fold increase in mice. This technology is the basis of the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. Immunology and vaccines To produce a good immune response, antigen must be present for a long time, though the optimal amount of time is unknown, Dr. Weissman said. The mRNA lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) used in the COVID-19 vaccines make protein for 10-14 days, resulting in a “great” immune response, according to Dr. Weissman. Most vaccines have an adjuvant, or something that stimulates the immune response by inducing TH1 or TH2 responses. The LNP used in the COVID-19 vaccines is an adjuvant that makes a specialized CD4 helper cell that drives antibody production, increases antibody affinity, and matures antibodies to make long-lived plasma cells to allow for long-lived antibody responses. This is the only adjuvant known that induces these type of helper T cells. COVID-19 vaccine reactions Adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccination – flu-like symptoms, arm pain, etc. – are caused by the LNP, not the spike protein. Once the LNP is gone, usually within the first 24 hours, symptoms dissipate. The amount of spike protein produced decreases over 14 days. It’s unclear if patients should take NSAIDs to manage symptoms after COVID-19 vaccination, as this hasn’t been tested. However, with influenza vaccination, taking an NSAID will decrease the immune response. Variants and their impact on vaccination SARS-CoV-2 variants have been reported in Brazil, South Africa, California, and the United Kingdom. Dr. Weissman explained that there are two kinds of variation: when a virus learns how to better infect people and when the virus learns to avoid immune responses. Most SARS-CoV-2 variants are equally addressed by the vaccines, though we know vaccines have reduced efficacy against the South African variant, Dr. Weissman said. The good news is that coronavirus mutates very slowly, and it’s easy with mRNA vaccines to “plug in” a mutant and make a more effective vaccine, Dr. Weissman said. Vaccinating cancer patients: Treatment considerations For patients receiving chemotherapy: We don’t know the best time to administer COVID-19 vaccines to patients on chemotherapy, as this hasn’t been studied, Dr. Weissman said. When other vaccines were given to subjects receiving chemotherapy, those vaccines did not work as well. Chemotherapy knocks down myeloid cells around day 7, with recovery typically around day 28. Dr. Weissman said he would probably vaccinate at day 14 in the chemotherapy cycle, as the germinal centers where B cells are produced form about 2-7 days after receipt of the vaccine. For patients receiving checkpoint inhibitors: The optimal time for vaccination in patients receiving checkpoint inhibitors is unknown. However, the immune response to vaccination in patients on checkpoint inhibitors is expected to be similar to the general population or slightly enhanced. For patients receiving anti-CD20 antibodies: Anti-CD20 antibodies might blunt the B-cell response to vaccination. Rituximab, for example, depletes B cells in the circulation for months. In the absence of B cells, there won’t be a good antibody response. T-cell response is also stimulated by COVID-19 vaccines, but we don’t know how effective that response will be in protecting against infection, Dr. Weissman said. Vaccinating HIV patients Patients with well-controlled HIV (i.e., low viral load and CD4 counts >200) should generate a good immune response, Dr. Weissman said. Patients with poorly controlled HIV (i.e., high viral loads and low CD4 counts) are likely to have a poor immune response to vaccination, though it isn’t clear how poor the response will be. Should patients who recently had COVID-19 get vaccinated? Clinicians are waiting 90 days to vaccinate patients who have a positive COVID-19 test, Dr. Weissman said. In 95% of cases, SARS-CoV-2 infection conveys protective antibodies for at least 3 months. Patients with recent SARS-CoV-2 infection have more severe adverse reactions to vaccination (e.g., fever, arm pain, flu-like symptoms). It’s safe to wait until 2 weeks after recovery from infection before receiving the vaccine, and vaccination is expected to work well with a boosted immune response, Dr. Weissman said. Is there any role for checking antibody status after vaccination? Phase 3 trials of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines showed that levels of neutralizing antibodies were higher in vaccinated patients than in those who had recently been infected; i.e., vaccines give a better immune response than infection. The durability of response to the vaccines is unknown, but studies are underway. The challenge for clinicians is that the antibody assays available are not directed at the spike protein, and they are not quantitative. Vaccine on the horizon The COVID-19 vaccine under development by Johnson & Johnson uses adenovirus. The spike protein is inserted into the genome of the adenovirus, and the virus is altered so it cannot replicate, thus preventing its spread. The live virus stimulates the cells to make a better immune response. This type of vaccine is potent and produces lower antigen levels than mRNA vaccines but with better T-cell responses, Dr. Weissman said. On Jan. 29, Johnson & Johnson released phase 3 data for this vaccine (https://bit.ly/3oNXX1k). The vaccine was reported to be 85% effective overall in preventing severe COVID-19. Show notes written by Sheila DeYoung, DO, a resident at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. Disclosures Dr. Weissman disclosed royalties from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech. Dr. Henry has no disclosures. * * * For more MDedge Podcasts, go to mdedge.com/podcasts Email the show: email@example.com Interact with us on Twitter: @MDedgehemonc David Henry on Twitter: @davidhenrymd
In this episode: John Logan on organizing at Amazon in Alabama and Veena Dubal on anti-worker Proposition 22 going national and global.Suzi talks to John Logan, labor historian at San Francisco State, about the organizing initiative of Amazon workers in Alabama, taking on a notoriously anti-union company -- in the midst of a pandemic. The implications for this struggle are nothing less than historic, and titanic: taking on Amazon is akin to what it was to take on General Motors in the 1930s, with the same implication for capital-labor relations in contemporary capitalism. We also get John Logan’s views of President Biden’s promising labor-friendly measures and appointments. Veena Dubal, Law Professor at UC Hastings joins us to talk about the exploitative condition of precarious platform workers, particularly in the ride-share companies. She says the passage of Prop 22 in California has emboldened these companies to go national, and is a grim precedent that poses extreme danger to workers everywhere. Veena strikes a note of hope for the new administration so far, but affirms that organizing will be the key.
Suzi speaks with John Nichols on Trump, the GOP & Impeachment and Eric Alterman on the fundamentals that define our current media ecosystem. John Nichols discusses President Trump’s second impeachment for inciting a seditious mob to attack the US Capitol, after failing to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. John makes the case that it is not just Trump, but also his Congressional backers who have to be held accountable. They continue to embrace Trump’s lies, and largely refuse to sanction him. Nichols argues against the developing consensus that the Republican Party is fracturing, and insists that despite a handful of defections, the Republican Party is still Trump’s Party. Eric Alterman has covered the media in The Nation for nearly 25 years and his latest column focuses on the main ideas he has been trying to get across overall. He writes that the titanic changes that have taken place in the media ecosystem make it easy to get lost in the frenzy and miss what is really essential: the underlying structures of power that are generally not seen, and which ensure that the system is the opposite of democratic. Eric calls these the “structural failings that underlie our politics” and says we have to Look Beyond the Media Frenzy and Focus on the Fundamentals -- the title of his last column – and we get him to explain.
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New episodes Tuesday and Friday. A conversation with educator Noam Weissman on some of the urgent and timeless issues in Jewish world. How do we manage our lives during the Coronavirus crisis? How do we keep our sanity? How do we use this quarantine to bring out the best in ourselves? Tune in and share your stories with firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow David Suissa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Senior Vice President of OpenDor Media (formerly Jerusalem U), Noam Weissman, joins Mark on the podcast today. Noam is also the host of the podcast ‘Unpacking Israeli History’, and prior to his current roles, he was the Principal of Shalhevet High School, where he taught a range of subjects, including Talmud, Tanakh, Jewish philosophy and Israel Education. Today, he has chosen two stories from Genesis, the narrative of Sodom and the binding of Isaac, as well as the connection between them, to discuss with Mark. Their conversation today is a wide ranging one which not only summarizes the two stories, but also delves deeply into the many themes and lessons within, their relevance to our present day, and, of course the connection between the two. Such notions as becoming the Chosen People, the invention of morality, divine commands and moral philosophy, Abraham’s great accomplishment, and identity protective cognition are explored all within the context of Abraham’s journey toward becoming a knight of faith. Noam concludes with the lessons he has learned about humankind, which quickly segues into the nature and styles of parenting. Drawing upon their own insights and the wisdom of a number of Torah scholars, Noam and Mark engage in a thoroughly rewarding back and forth exchange, alternating between challenging, supporting, and building upon each other’s interpretation of these two pivotal texts, ultimately revealing the eternal guidance the texts have to offer. Episode Highlights: · Noam’s summaries of Genesis 18 and 22 · “Perhaps the most instructive verse in the entire Bible.” · Covenantal morality · Becoming the Chosen People · God enjoying Abraham’s challenging Him · The invention of morality · The spiritual zenith of Abraham’s career · Why Abraham challenges God in Genesis 18 but no Genesis 22 · Divine commands and moral philosophy · The last encounter of Abraham with God, Isaac, and Sarah · Abraham’s great accomplishment and 21st Century social science · Humility – the most important quality · Identity protective cognition · Viewing the history and society of Israel from multiple perspectives · The tension of ideas · What it means to be a Jew · Becoming a knight of faith · The lessons Noam has learned about humankind · Parenting styles and the relationship between parent and child Quotes: “I’m going to invite Abraham into My thinking.” “Inviting Abraham into the conversation in order to construct morality.” “The very purpose of the Jewish people in the Bible, not because they are…the Chosen People, but to be the Chosen People.” “Are you really willing to kill the innocent with the guilty? That doesn’t seem to be very ethical.” “God never directly commands Abraham to sacrifice his son.” “For Abraham to take Isaac off of the altar was many times harder than for him to offer him up in the first place.” “Self-justification of our past…dictates our future.” “This was Abraham’s great accomplishment, is being able to say, ‘I was wrong, and I’m going to change’.” “Embracing the joy of being wrong.” “People don’t change their minds.” “We see Abraham transcend himself at the end without getting anything in return for it.” “I believe that people are good.” “Teaching students and teaching adults is really quite similar.” “In order to do good, you need a bilateral relationship.” Genesis 18 - https://www.sefaria.org/Genesis.18.1-33?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en Genesis 22 - https://www.sefaria.org/Genesis.22.1-24?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en Links: The Rabbi’s Husband homepage: http://therabbishusband.com/ Mark’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/markgerson?lang=en The Rabbi’s Husband Newsletter contact: email@example.com ‘Unpacking Israeli History’ podcast: https://unpacked.media/unpacking-israeli-history-podcast/
Hindsight is always 2020, and in this case, Andrew Weissman is pretty sure where Mueller and team came up short. He was part of the team that investigated Enron. He personally promoted former FBI attorney Lisa Page and served as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s deputy during the Russian collusion hearings. He wrote a book about the experience, but came on the newest members-only episode of The New Abnormal to share that insight with co-host Molly Jong-Fast. When it came down to it, “we didn't have sufficient proof that people in the Trump campaign were trained not to accept anything from foreigners,” says Weissman. Also, “I think we should have said whether we thought he obstructed justice or not. I didn't think we should have used very hard to understand double negatives.” Then there’s the four-eyed elephant in the room named Bill Barr, who Weissman says no one from his team anticipated “undermining the rule of law.” But it didn’t take them long in their investigation to figure out that was what was happening. Speaking of which, Weissman predicts a lot more “harm” to the justice system if Trump is re-elected for another four years. And if Trump isn’t? It won’t be gumdrops and roses just yet. Weissman has an unnerving prediction for what Trump will do if he loses. Plus! He breaks down how he got to this place and has some action items to make sure it never happens again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Andrew Weissmann was the general counsel of the FBI. He was the head of the Justice Department's fraud section and helped run the Enron Task Force. And yet, he is best known these days for having been one of Bob Mueller's top prosecutors—and certainly the most smeared of Bob Mueller's prosecutors. Weismann's name became a kind of tagline for Mueller's supposedly evil alter ego as the investigation went on, and Andrew's new book, "Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation," recounts the whole experience. In it, Weissman describes what the Mueller investigation did right, what it did wrong, what it could have done differently and how it all went down from the inside. He joined Benjamin Wittes for a Lawfare Live event to discuss the book.