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ROGUE MOBSTER-Mark Silverman and Scott Deitche  

When the infamous gangster Whitey Bulger went on the lam in 1995, the streets of Boston became a war zone between the Mafia and the renegades, with the Winter Hill Gang looking on. Rogue Mobster: The Untold Story of Mark Silverman and the New England Mafia chronicles the inside story of the Boston mob wars of the 1990’s when over two dozen gangsters were killed in a vicious war for control of the Boston underworld. Rogue Mobster is told in the words of Mark Silverman, an outsider from Medford who got inside the mob and became an integral part of the ensuing war. His account is the first-ever inside glimpse into what went on at the street level, why people were killed, and what the stakes were. Silverman grew up in the shadow of Whitey Bulger, Howie Winter, Raymond Patriarca and Jerry Anguilo, bosses of Boston’s most infamous crime families. With a Jewish last name, his opportunities should have been limited in Boston’s Irish/Italian underworld, but he moved up quickly, gaining acceptance across the board. Silverman was ‘made’ in the Patriarca Family as a reward for infiltrating a renegade mob faction backed by a New York family. The book begins with a unique history of the Boston gangland scene and takes the reader up to the late 1980’s,Silverman recounts the shifting alliances and friendships that were torn apart as the various mob factions battled for control of the Boston underworld through the early 2000’s. Rogue Mobster is a firsthand account of the violent Boston mob wars of the 1990s, when bodies were piling up across New England and Mark Silverman was walking a tightrope between Winter Hill and the Mafia. ROGUE MOBSTER-Mark Silverman and Scott Deitche

Tracy Silverman  

Tracy Silvermanhas been called the greatest living exponent of the electric violin. But we're not talking just any electric violin. After he graduated from Juilliard in 1980, Silverman designed his own six-string instrument, creating new musical possibilities and inspiring some of today's greatest composers to write for him — including John Adams (The Dharma at Big Sur) andTerry Riley, who says, "Tracy's violin is like an orchestra in and of itself." Silverman's instrument looks a little like an electric guitar, a mini Stratocaster complete with frets. To achieve his orchestral sound, he works with looping pedals. They record what he plays, then send the music back out so he can add new layers. On the opening piece, "Matisse: La Danse," notice how he starts with a few simple riffs that soon become the setting for a series of improvised countermelodies all flowing at once. A self-described NPR junkie, Silverman adores the theme music from NPR's various news shows. He couldn't resist cooking up a new piece, a little theme and variations, teasing familiar tunes from All Things Considered and Morning Edition. (He also couldn't resist filming a selfie.) In Axis and Orbits/Mojo Perpetuo, Silverman's closing number, pizzicato notes set up a foundation for mesmerizing, long-bowed melodies, expanding out into deep space like planets in orbit. With distorted electric guitar sounds and reverb, he finally segues to a more virtuoso section reminiscent of a Paganini Caprice. Who knew that with a little ingenuity, imagination, six strings and a couple of pedals one could conjure such an enormity of sound from a single instrument? And who knows where Silverman will take his versatile violin next?  

Tracy Silverman  

Tracy Silvermanhas been called the greatest living exponent of the electric violin. But we're not talking just any electric violin. After he graduated from Juilliard in 1980, Silverman designed his own six-string instrument, creating new musical possibilities and inspiring some of today's greatest composers to write for him — including John Adams (The Dharma at Big Sur) andTerry Riley, who says, "Tracy's violin is like an orchestra in and of itself." Silverman's instrument looks a little like an electric guitar, a mini Stratocaster complete with frets. To achieve his orchestral sound, he works with looping pedals. They record what he plays, then send the music back out so he can add new layers. On the opening piece, "Matisse: La Danse," notice how he starts with a few simple riffs that soon become the setting for a series of improvised countermelodies all flowing at once. A self-described NPR junkie, Silverman adores the theme music from NPR's various news shows. He couldn't resist cooking up a new piece, a little theme and variations, teasing familiar tunes from All Things Considered and Morning Edition. (He also couldn't resist filming a selfie.) In Axis and Orbits/Mojo Perpetuo, Silverman's closing number, pizzicato notes set up a foundation for mesmerizing, long-bowed melodies, expanding out into deep space like planets in orbit. With distorted electric guitar sounds and reverb, he finally segues to a more virtuoso section reminiscent of a Paganini Caprice. Who knew that with a little ingenuity, imagination, six strings and a couple of pedals one could conjure such an enormity of sound from a single instrument? And who knows where Silverman will take his versatile violin next?  

David Silverman: The Relentless Ascent of Atheism  

David Silverman, president of American Atheists, was recently seen on championing the importance of the atheist vote to American conservatives on the late night comedy show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Silverman attempted to persuade Republican believers and non-believers alike that that there was a dire need to keep God out of politics by promoting his cause at one of the most important conservative gatherings in politics: CPAC.

 

The author of Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World, Silverman is a loud-and proud-activist for atheism and is passionate about making sure the non-religious are included in the conservative conversation. In a spirited conversation with host Josh Zepps, Silverman argues that the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders heralds the end of religion’s grip on politics, and that if the Republican Party does not learn to appeal to atheist voters, they will inevitably be left behind.

Off Camera - 15. Sarah Silverman  

As a third grader, Sarah Silverman had already narrowed her future career to three options: Comedian, actress or masseuse. She landed pretty quickly on comedian and never looked back, dropping out of college with the support of a father who financed her NYC apartment and three-year curriculum of comedy club work. Success came rapidly and almost unbelievably when she was hired as a Saturday Night Live writer at just 22 – sans audition. She was fired almost as rapidly, without any of her work ever appearing on the show. Former SNL writer Bob Odenkirk said, “I could see how it wouldn’t work… because she’s got her own voice, she’s very much Sarah Silverman all the time. She can play a character but she doesn’t disappear into the character – she makes the character her.” Despite some noted guest TV and film appearances, Silverman never looked at standup as a stepping-stone to an acting career. She is a stand up comedian “the way some people are gay”. Compulsively revealing the painful (she dealt with depression and bed wetting into her teens) and the uncomfortable, the more she becomes herself, the funnier (if more shocking) we find her, whether we admit it or not. Her combination of honesty and true comedic skill results not in a series of jokes, but a series of insights that connect – all the more stealthily for being cloaked in humor. Sarah Silverman talks to Off Camera about her breakout special Jesus is Magic, the decision to film the more recent We Are Miracles in front of a vast audience of 39, and living the low-overhead dream.

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Off Camera - 14. Sarah Silverman  

As a third grader, Sarah Silverman had already narrowed her future career to three options: Comedian, actress or masseuse. She landed pretty quickly on comedian and never looked back, dropping out of college with the support of a father who financed her NYC apartment and three-year curriculum of comedy club work. Success came rapidly and almost unbelievably when she was hired as a Saturday Night Live writer at just 22 - sans audition. She was fired almost as rapidly, without any of her work ever appearing on the show. Former SNL writer Bob Odenkirk said, "I could see how it wouldn't work... because she's got her own voice, she's very much Sarah Silverman all the time. She can play a character but she doesn't disappear into the character - she makes the character her." Despite some noted guest TV and film appearances, Silverman never looked at standup as a stepping-stone to an acting career. She is a stand up comedian "the way some people are gay". Compulsively revealing the painful (she dealt with depression and bed wetting into her teens) and the uncomfortable, the more she becomes herself, the funnier (if more shocking) we find her, whether we admit it or not. Her combination of honesty and true comedic skill results not in a series of jokes, but a series of insights that connect - all the more stealthily for being cloaked in humor. Sarah Silverman talks to Off Camera about her breakout special Jesus is Magic, the decision to film the more recent We Are Miracles in front of a vast audience of 39, and living the low-overhead dream.

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Sarah Silverman  

It's the first anniversary of the JV Club and what better way than to spend it with the one and only* Sarah Silverman?

*Janet discovers that there is in fact more than one Sarah Silverman out there. But this is THAT Sarah Silverman.

Tech News Today 1796: Nobody Boxes in Baby  

Google has decided to cease ads in Gmail, as well as stop the scanning of email contents for that purpose. G Suite business users were never exposed to such ads, but were still confused and concerned about the privacy implications as it affected their business, and the change makes it unambiguous.

ZDNet says Microsoft's claim of "No Known Ransomware" on Windows 10 S doesn't hold up to testing. It took security researcher Matthew Hickey from Hacker House just over three hours to exploit the way Microsoft Word automates tasks in order to create a malicious, macro-based Word document.

Media regulators in China have issued even tougher restrictions on audio and video streaming services. Weibo, AcFun, and iFeng.com were specifically called out as allowing programs that "comment on current affairs and spread negative comments."

We also discuss Google's decision to scrub personal medical information from search results, and rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Plus, Lauren Silverman from KERA in North Texas explains digital notaries and free baby boxes.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guest: Lauren Silverman

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today.

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TNT 1796: Nobody Boxes in Baby  

Google has decided to cease ads in Gmail, as well as stop the scanning of email contents for that purpose. G Suite business users were never exposed to such ads, but were still confused and concerned about the privacy implications as it affected their business, and the change makes it unambiguous.

ZDNet says Microsoft's claim of "No Known Ransomware" on Windows 10 S doesn't hold up to testing. It took security researcher Matthew Hickey from Hacker House just over three hours to exploit the way Microsoft Word automates tasks in order to create a malicious, macro-based Word document.

Media regulators in China have issued even tougher restrictions on audio and video streaming services. Weibo, AcFun, and iFeng.com were specifically called out as allowing programs that "comment on current affairs and spread negative comments."

We also discuss Google's decision to scrub personal medical information from search results, and rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Plus, Lauren Silverman from KERA in North Texas explains digital notaries and free baby boxes.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guest: Lauren Silverman

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

8 Fictional Schools That Would Be Awesome To Go To  

So after seven books, eight movies and a trip to Universal Studios, you think you would prefer to go to Hogwarts than live in real life. Everyone gets assigned a very useful pet owl, you can fly around on broomsticks and you don't have to stick to MLA formatting or learn differential geometry. Sounds great! Except everyone is dying all the time.  Cedric Diggory. Dead. Fred Weasley. Dead. Let's face it, if there was an evil wizard trying to put an end to humanity on the campus of Ohio State, people would stop going there.Just to recap – Hogwarts: Pros: magic and other cool stuffCons: death is everywhere.By this logic, our goal this episode is to figure out what would be the best fictional school to attend. We found that most schools in fiction have a much higher death rate than the normal high school or university. We'll take that into consideration. Co-hosts Jack O'Brien and Daniel O'Brien are joined by Cracked's Josh Sargent and Alex Schmidt, and comedians Alison Leiby, Brandie Posey, Riley Silverman and Steven Wilbur to talk Hogwarts, Starfleet Academy, Sunnydale High and more.Footnotes:Alison Leiby's Website:  https://goo.gl/Dk4XHS Alison Leiby's Standup:  https://goo.gl/nFm8P3 Brandie Posey's Website:  http://goo.gl/evH4MH Brandie Posey's Standup:  https://goo.gl/7gVzdI Riley Silverman's Website:  http://goo.gl/CNZZYj Riley Silverman's Standup:  https://goo.gl/ADU1qG Steven Wilber's Website:  http://goo.gl/OH9jB9 Steven Wilber's Standup:  https://goo.gl/8vJBl1 Cracked: The 5 Most Depraved Sex Scenes Implied By Harry Potter:  http://goo.gl/RVSM5 Cracked: 6 Horrifying Implications of the Harry Potter Universe:  http://goo.gl/uiaMd Cracked: Why Hogwarts Was All in Harry's Head:  http://goo.gl/xLALu Cracked: My Brief Time as a Student at Hogwarts:  http://goo.gl/M05Mm Cracked: After Hours: 5 Movie High Schools That Would Suck To Attend:  https://goo.gl/yNRe8H This episode is sponsored by Wealthfront Veritone, Magoosh, and the Now Hear This Podcast Festival.

Best Of: Marc Maron / Rabbi Susan Silverman / "I Feel Like"  

In season four of the IFC show 'Maron,' the comic (playing a fictionalized version of himself) relapses with painkillers, and ends up losing his podcast, his cats, and his home. Marc Maron talks about his own experience in rehab, his confessional comedy, and how to reconcile his anxious persona with his current success. Also, linguist Geoff Nunberg discusses the usage of "I feel like." Rabbi Susan Silverman is a mother of five children (two of whom were adopted from Ethiopia) and the older sister of the irreverent comic Sarah Silverman. She talks about how she became a rabbi after growing up in a secular family, her separation anxiety, and her relationship with her sister.

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Susan Silverman On Anxiety, Adoption And Faith  

Rabbi Susan Silverman, the author of the memoir 'Casting Lots,' is a mother of five children (two of whom were adopted from Ethiopia) and the older sister of the irreverent comic Sarah Silverman. She talks about how she became a rabbi after growing up in a secular family, her separation anxiety, and her relationship with her sister. Ken Tucker reviews album 'Cult Following' by Little Scream.

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TPS70: Energy Management w/ Mark Silverman  

Zack chats with Mark Silverman, a business and life coach who specializes in energy management. He has had a personal journey with learning how to create priorities and get things done, and he shares what he has learned with his clients and in his book, Only 10s. Listen in to learn how to manage your focus, say no more, and live a more productive life. Cheat Sheet Mark's remarkable journey after being diagnosed with ADD The benefits of energy management vs. time management The real reason you need to be all-in to get a project completed The three lists that Mark uses to maintain balance and focus in his life Why the Getting Things Done method didn’t work for him (and what he did about it) How to say "no" and have hard conversations with projects that are not a priority Why he looks in the past to see what things are a 10 for him and how that orders his priorities for the future How busyness can be laziness and what you can do to identify "false 10s" The process Mark uses to help people prioritize and figure out their 10s Links Only 10s - Using Distraction to Get the Right Things Done GTD Evernote Markjsilverman.com Book, tool, ritual Book(s): Time Warrior by Steve Chandler Breathing Space by Jeff Davidson The Now Habit by Neal Fiore Tool: Evernote A physical journal Slowing down - asking myself a question, don’t say yes to anything before I check in with myself Ritual: Meditation Journaling Healthy food Connect with Mark Silverman @mjaysilverman If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Sticher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how.

3 Triathlon Race Tips + Silverman 70.3 Review – TSC Podcast #84  

On this podcast, Chris and Kevin discuss 3 swim tips to help people achieve an ideal body composition.

References:

Las Vegas 70.3: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/world-championship.aspx

Tri Swim Coach DVD/12-week plans: http://triswimcoach.com

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The Theology of ISIS, with Dr. Adam Silverman  

The rise of ISIS, the self proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, has sparked debate about the role of religion — specifically Islam — in violent extremism. This week, Dr. Adam Silverman offers us a glimpse into the theology of ISIS, and tackled some difficult questions; What does ISIS believe and how do its religious beliefs shape its political choices? What about the notorious video-taped beheadings and reports of rape as weapons of war? How does ISIS want the United States to react, and how should we?

 

 

Dr. Silverman has just completed a four-year stint as Cultural Advisor to the U.S. Army War College. He holds a doctorate in Political Science and Criminology from the University of Florida and he deployed in Iraq in 2008 to interview Iraqi religious and political leaders to better understand their culture and values.

#110 – Dave Silverman & CPAC  

Dave Silverman stops by to talk about conservatives & atheists and the American Atheist Convention in Utah, Peter Soderman and his book Powerless No Longer, CPAC, Veggie Tales "teach us" Monkeys & Apes, and more The video of this podcast is available to the 4th Listener Family at login.dogmadebate.com On the show today: David Smalley - @davidcsmalley , Aron Ra - @Aron_Ra , Rachel Nanon Brown - @RachelNanon , Brandy - @BrandyOutreach , & Trent Brusky – trent.brusky on FB David Silverman - @MrAtheistPants ,  http://www.atheists.org/ CPAC - http://www.cpac.org/ CPAC boots Atheists - http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/cpac-boots-atheist-group-170746435929?cid=sm_twitter_video Jeff Brown - http://www.justicejeffbrown.com/ My Week in Atheism - http://www.myweekinatheism.com/ American Atheist Convention - http://www.atheists.org/convention2014 Veggie Tales - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--szrOHtR6U Powerless No Longer by Peter Soderman - http://atheistaudiobooks.com/powerless-no-longer-reprogramming-your-addictive-behavior/ Republicans Say The Darndest Things: Gohmert - http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/gohmert-endorses-arizona-anti-gay-bill-challenging-religion-secularism Boykin - http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/boykin-when-jesus-comes-back-hell-be-carrying-ar-15-assault-rifle Bevin - http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/bevin-same-sex-marriage-will-lead-parent-child-marriage DeLay - http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/delay-americans-have-forgotten-god-wrote-constitution login.dogmadebate.com https://www.facebook.com/dogmadebate

The Candid Frame #160 - Neil and Susan Silverman  

Susan and Neil Silverman forever seek "the Image, the Light and the Moment" through their camera lens. Together they teach workshops, photograph a multitude of subject matter: people, nature, landscape, weddings, travel, commercial and industrial sites. Their work is represented by stock agencies both national and international and has appeared in a variety of publications including the cover of Outdoor Photography,, Elle Magazine, Sierra Club, Microsoft, Pacific Rim Magazine, Cure Magazine, der Spiegel, Tamrac International Catalogue Cover, Nikon World, The Wooden boat, Sierra Club, Nikon International Catalogue, and Proceedings among many others. You can find out more about them and their work and workshops by visiting their website.  Neil and Susan Silverman recommend the works of W. Eugene Smith and Richard Avedon.  This episode is sponsored by Adobe Lightroom. Perfect Your Photography from shoot to finish with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 software. Find out more by visiting their website.  www.thecandidframe.com info@thecandidframe.com

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