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  • The Potential for Bias in Risk-Assessment Tools: A Conversation

    · The Center for Court Innovation - Podcasts

    In this New Thinking podcast, Reuben J. Miller, assistant professor of social work at the University of Michigan, and his research collaborator Hazelette Crosby-Robinson discuss some of the criticisms that have been leveled against risk assessment tools. Those criticisms include placing too much emphasis on geography and criminal history, which can distort the actual risk for clients from neighborhoods that experience an above-average presence of policing and social services. "Geography is often a proxy for race," Miller says. Miller and Crosby-Robinson spoke with the Center for Court Innovation's Director of Communications Robert V. Wolf after they participated in a panel on the "The Risk-Needs-Responsivity Framework"  at Justice Innovation in Times of Change, a regional summit on Sept. 30, 2016 in North Haven, Conn.Reuben J. Miller, assistant professor of social work at the University of Michigan, and his research collaborator Hazelette Crosby-Robinson participate in a panel at "Justice Innovation in Times of Change," a regional summit. WOLF: Hi, I'm Rob Wolf, Director of Communications at the Center for Court Innovation and today with me at the Justice Innovation in Times of Change Conference here at the Quinnipiac School of Law in North Haven, Connecticut are two of the panelists who participated in a discussion about risk needs assessment tools. They are Professor Reuben Miller, who is an assistant professor of social work at the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan and his research assistant at the School of Social Work, Hazelette Crosby-Robinson.  Thank you so much for taking the time after your panel to sit down and talk with me. MILLER: Thank you for having us. WOLF: So, I wanted to just start off talking about the risk assessment tools and some of the criticisms that have been leveled against them because, as we heard on the panel from Sarah Fritsche, a colleague of mine at the Center for Court Innovation, their use has exploded and they've been embraced as a decision-making tool in the criminal justice setting. MILLER: Sure. WOLF: But you raised some potential concerns about them and some of their limitations and I wondered if you could share what some of those limitations are as you see them. MILLER: Sure, I'm happy to. So, Hazelette is my research associate and collaborator. She's super modest. So, I'd like to first preface this by saying, some scholars have suggested that we've really entered an actuarial age. So it's not just risk assessment in criminal justice, but a whole cost benefits calculus, a whole risk calculus that's based on actuarial models that try to predict future harm. So they try to predict, much like an insurance company would try to predict the future risk of a car accident. In a criminal justice setting, these risk needs assessments are trying to, one, gauge the needs of incarcerated individuals or people who have been convicted of a crime to try to figure out where they could shore up deficits in their skill sets or in their general stability. So for example, they might examine things like housing stability, or whether or not one was employed, or what kinds of service needs they may have. So for example, if one has a history of substance use and abuse, that would indicate that they need treatment or some sort of intervention based around these things. And at the same time, they're trying to gauge the risk of re-offense, so the risk that they will commit a crime. So there are a number of criticisms. The literature that engages this is fairly long. I tend to think about some of the movers and shakers in this field, Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Bernard Harcourt, Sonia Star, Faye Taxman. Faye Taxman's work is actually helping us to think about important ways that we can implement risk assessment that reduce some of the biases that are sort of baked into it, but just to talk about some of the critiques that have come from this literature and of course my own, on the one hand there are static factors like where one lives, so geography, their prior criminal history. These are things that they can't avoid. And the privileging of recidivism as an indicator of success. These are all problematic for the following reasons. So geography is often a proxy for race. We know that we live in a country that has a pattern of residential racial segregation. And we know that policing and criminal justice resources of all kinds are overwhelmingly distributed in areas where poor people of color tend to live. The problem is, people are now being arrested from, returned to, and even given programs designed to rehabilitate them all within low income communities. Very bounded geographic districts. And so what you get is, you get the overwhelming concentration of criminal justice resources, and you get a signaling of what that all means. So if the substance abuse treatment house is located in a neighborhood, then that tells me that there's substance abusers there. Right? And so that signals narcotics forces to the community. It says something about the community. Halfway houses are also overwhelmingly there. And so one must think about what the concentration of these things do. So now okay, as it relates to risk. Being in a neighborhood like this triggers a higher risk score. It is indeed one of the measures of risk, and so in that way it's a proxy for race. Sorry, I know I'm talking quite a bit, but - WOLF: No, and just to kind of summarize though, or to recap what you've said so far, the way risk assessment tools work, they place a high value on the location someone's from. They place a high value on their history with arrest. MILLER: That's absolutely right. WOLF: And so, if there's a preponderance of enforcement there, some people are more likely to have an arrest record or - MILLER: The study from Stop and Frisk made this abundantly clear. That even when people aren't doing anything wrong they're being overwhelmingly stopped if they're black or Latino. And so we know that criminal justice contact increases the likelihood that one will be arrested. And so anyway, this is a big problem of using prior arrest records for example and even prior conviction records, so now you've got a bunch of arrests. By the time you get to the prosecuting attorney, they’re going to say, Look, you've been arrested 14 times. "Well, I've been arrested 14 times but never charged." No, but you have a history of arrest, and so I'm going to now charge you because I see a pattern. This is how statistical discrimination might work, or does in fact work in practice. So now the prosecuting attorney sees a pattern. Sends it before the judge, who looks at this pattern and interprets it to make a decision about the length of the sentence when the conviction is read, as is a jury if it ever goes to trial. 97% of cases never go to trial, but when it goes to trial, juries are presented with the same evidence of patterns which have more to do with where the police are concentrated than what people are actually doing. WOLF: So what do you say to the notion that these instruments are validated? That they predict? This information, whether there's a potential bias incorporated into them, they still can predict six months to a year out whether someone is going to recommit a crime. MILLER: Yes, with great reliability. But it's a population being normed against itself. And so, overwhelmingly concentrate criminal justice resources in a particular neighborhood, which leads to more arrests, which leads to more convictions, which leads to more imprisonment. Then I look at those who were imprisoned, and I use that to validate my measures. So the problem, is this sort of self-fulfilling prophecy, this feedback loop, this is one problem. Another problem is that, and Kelly Hannah-Moffat points this out brilliantly, correlation and causation are very different things. It's like the standard social science response that any bench chair social scientist gives when they look at two relationships and people use that as some sort of cause, but likelihood that particular groups of people are more likely to commit a crime, doesn't mean that having committed a crime in the past means you actually will commit a crime. And so what we're doing is, we're treating relationship as if it's a cause, as if it's a fact. And so I will sentence you now based on my assumption of your future danger to commit a crime based on a set of assumptions that I use to justify the overwhelming concentration of police to begin with. Police aren't the culprits here. It's a rationality, it’s a way to approach problems, that I think must be critically investigated. WOLF: And you also pointed out in your presentation that perhaps the cultural context, the environment and the changing policy culture where for instance, marijuana arrest which were so vigorously pursued several years ago are now considered a low priority, or they're not even being done anymore. And yet, people have a record of those arrests and if history of arrest is a factor, someone in the audience also questioned this, should we drop those particular kind of arrests as a factor because we don't care about them anymore? Do they indicate further likelihood of going against the law or are they just something someone did because they like marijuana and that's it? MILLER: That's right. And this is a part of the rigidity of risk assessment. This is rigidity of risk categories. So to place one in a category, you are an offender. And in Michigan, where I've done a lot of research and where I've worked, habitual offenses ... and it's not like this in Michigan, but it's like this in many, many states, most states I would argue ... being a habitual offender means more time, greater risk, more punishment. CROSBY-ROBINSON: Up to life. MILLER: Absolutely. So what does it mean to habituate? What am I looking at? Well, if I'm not being careful about the criminal codes, if I'm not carefully examining what I considered a crime at a given moment in time, and adjusting my instrument for that. Which must happen, probably, annually. If I’m not adjusting my instrument for that, if not quarterly. If I'm not adjusting that for different understandings of what is right and wrong, then what I'll end up doing is habituating someone. Giving them longer sentences, giving them harsher treatment, deeper levels of punishment, or indicating they need deeper levels of intervention. WOLF: So tell me what recommendations you'd make. Because you also made a point in the panel that there are some good things about risk assessment. They do take away discretion form judges or people whose own bias might lead them to make the wrong decisions? MILLER: Absolutely. The benefit of risk assessment is to use it to avoid the criminal record to begin with. This one bit of it. So if you have low risk, low leverages, as my colleague pointed out earlier today, then you are not indicated for intervention of any kind. And it's better to just release these folks without intervention of any kind. WOLF: Right, and that's what the research supports. MILLER: The research supports it, absolutely. So what risk assessment allows ... the careful prosecutor, judge, public defender, et cetera to do is to remove some of the discretion, because much of the decisions that are being made are based on a gut feeling. So I am reading something in the defendant. They don't have remorse, or they haven't shown accountability for their actions, or they have, as one of the panelists raised, belligerent interactions, let's say with their parent or the prosecuting attorney or the defendant. And my assessment is happening divorced from what it means to actually be in court in that moment in time. How might a child, 17 years old, respond to facing 20 years in prison? How should they respond? Should they be depressed, sad, angry, avoidant? What are our expectations in this moment. And so risk assessment, what it allows us to do is say, Okay, let me take a step back, let me look at what actually happened. Let me get away from my intuition, let me think about a more objective way to assess how this defendant should be treated. An interesting note ... So here it is. We can use smart risk assessments to think carefully and critically about how we treat offenders, what level of intervention that we lay out whether that intervention be prison, or jail time, or a diversion program, or a treatment group. There's no perfect way to do this which is why constant reevaluation is necessary. You can't settle, this is the instrument for me. You can’t settle. It's not the instrument for you - CROSBY-ROBINSON: Continuous improvement. MILLER: Continuous improvement. WOLF: And maybe testing ... if I understood what Sarah Fritchey said, my colleague the researcher for the Center of Court Innovation, that you also can test these instruments within certain populations and see, are they producing more negative outcomes for an African-American population? And ask these questions that you're asking to weed out the bias that might be built into that. MILLER: Absolutely. The questions that we're raising are in some ways a set of philosophical questions but they're questions about the application, the use of, the embrace of, instruments to determine whether or not someone is a future danger. Perhaps this is just the wrong approach altogether. Not the risk assessment ... not that one doesn't need to think about ways that they can help predict behaviors of individuals. I think that's useful in some ways, but it certainly needs to be challenged, it needs to be questioned. What am I predicting? Who am I predicting this for? What are the possibilities for this person once these predictions are made? These are questions that need to be addressed. WOLF: So, Miss Crosby-Robinson, let me ask you, as we talk about these kinds of assessments, you bring to bear your own set of experiences with the correctional system as a researcher and you're own past history which you refer to on the panel as someone who had been formerly incarcerated. And I wonder what insights that had allowed you to bring to bear to this notion? Presumably a long time ago they didn't have these risk assessments, I don't know ... when you were initially had your first contact with the correctional system, the justice system. And now they do and you've had a lot of contact and opportunity to interview and spend time with people are incarcerated and I wonder where you come down on this issue? CROSBY-ROBINSON: Well, first of all, I think it's a good idea to have a risk assessment, as Ruben has said earlier, because it removes some of this pressure from judges and prosecutors to make these decisions based on their own personal bias or how they're feeling at the time. But what it does not account for are all of the little various innuendos that a person is going through when they come out. Family reunification can create a stressor. If somebody's coming out and they have to be paroled to a family address, a suitable relative for placement. So they're coming to this family address, but the family address that the parole officers decided that the person can parole to is not really the best environment, and sometimes the issues that they had that led to their incarceration stem from the family issues that they were having at the time. Or it's not in the right environment or they don't have really enough support from their family. And things happen because lives are fluid and things change. For instance, we interviewed a person who was 17 years old and she was pregnant. She had a mental illness, she'd been in the mental health system since she was 8 years old. She lived with her grandmother. We interviewed people three times, as soon as they were discharged and then 30 days after they'd been out. Then 60 days and 90 days. And so, following her, by the time we got to her third interview, her grandmother dies. She's living in her grandmother's house. This is the only stable person she's known in her life. Her grandmother has raised her since 9 years old. She just had a baby, the baby isn't even a year old yet. Now she's 18 years old, she has a mental illness, and she's relying on that system to become her support now where her grandmother was everything. Well, these are things that a risk assessment would just not pick up. Because you never know what's going to happen. So now what happens to this individual? We're at the end of the time that we follow this person for our study. But you know, the question is in our mind, what happens? And another thing that I find frustrating, is no matter what your risk assessment is and if you get it right or not, then when a person who gets out into the community, whatever the risk assessment decided that they need as a support or an intervention, there's no community resource for that. WOLF: The theme I'm hearing from both of you is that these risk needs assessment tools cannot be judged or effectively used apart from the environment, whether it's the environment that created the measurements of risk, or the needs. Because if you can identify the needs and say great, but if you don't have the resources in the community it's meaningless information. MILLER: So, Faye Taxman has a great paper. She finds that, on the need side of things, substance abuse treatment is indicated in about 90% of the folks who were justice involved, but the capacity to provide the treatment, either in prison or out. Something like 25% of folks in prison were able to actively engage in regular substance abuse treatment that needed it. And so what this does is it creates another deficiency that one might judge or regard as a part of the risk of this individual recidivate. Did you complete programming? What was programming available, either in prison or out? WOLF: Well, this had been a very vigorous and interesting conversation and I really appreciate you're both taking the time to speak to me about your work. MILLER: Yeah, thanks for having us. WOLF: So, I've been speaking with Professor Reuben Miller, assistant professor of social work at the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan and his research assistant and collaborator, Hazelette Crosby-Robinson and we're all here today in New Haven at Quinnipiac University school of law for the Conference of Justice Innovation in Times of Change, which is sponsored by the Center for Court Innovation and the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and hosted by Quinnipiac University. You can find out more about risk needs assessment and criminal justice reform in general at our website, I'm Rob Wolf, thanks for listening.   

  • 02:17:03

    9: The Criterion Collection

    · The Poster Boys

    This month, The Poster Boys celebrate the efforts behind the Criterion Collection in bringing the best classic and contemporary films to cinephiles across the country. Sam talks with esteemed designer F. Ron Miller about his career and the work he’s done with Criterion, while the boys each share and discuss ten of their favorite Criterion cover designs from the collection. Plus, some surprise guests chime in with their own picks. SHOW NOTES & LINKS Criterion Designs Criterion Designs posts at Aesthetic Apparatus interview at CriterionCast Eric Skillman on designing The Man Who Knew Too Much F. Ron Miller on designing 3 Films by Rosselini F. Ron Miller on designing Safety Last F. Ron Miller on designing Lonesome F. Ron Miller on designing The 39 Steps F. Ron Miller on designing Anatomy of a Murder F. Ron Miller on designing Kiss Me Deadly Jason Hardy on designing Rosselini’s War Trilogy Designer of the Week: Jason Hardy Sam Smith on designing Modern Times Music selections: “Bass on Titles” opening theme, The Children by John Barry, The 39 Steps Opening Titles, Rossellini's Journey To Italy, Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows), Smile from Modern Times. Follow Brandon Schaefer at @seekandspeak, and Sam Smith at @samsmyth. Special thanks to producer Adrian Cobb.

  • 00:54:05

    334: Dr. Geoff Miller | Mating Grounds

    · The Art of Charm | Social Science | Cognitive Psychology | Confidence | Relationship Advice | Behavioral Economics | Productivity | Biohacking

    Find out what women really want (it's science!) "As humans we are not a species that runs on physical dominance; we are a species that runs on social status, respect."-Dr. Geoff Miller The Cheat Sheet: What body types are women most attracted to? (13:00) Phenotype: what is it and why should you care? (18:40) IUDs vs. The Pills: the details you need to know (and yes you actually do). (33:00) Why women want men with money- it's not because they're gold diggers. (36:45) The correlation between the cost of shoes and how attractive women find them: explained. (38:45) Dr. Miller uses science to debunk The Alpha Male myth. (46:35) And so much more... What do women really want in a man? It seems to be a question men have asked themselves and have been trying to answer for centuries. If you're tired of wondering and you want actual answers to help you better understand, connect and have quality relationships with women then have a listen to today's show. Our guest is Dr. Geoff Miller, is evolutionary psychologist at the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque and author of several books including The Mating Mind. Presently he is teaming up with Tucker Max to produce podcast episodes for Mating Grounds and a book on the same subject: understanding what women want and how to give it to them. Listen in for details on all of that and so much more on the 334th episode of The Art of Charm. More About This Show: To understand what Dr. Miller shares in today's episode it's helpful to understand his background and his line of studies. He is an evolutionary psychologist which means he spends his time understanding topics like human sexuality, mate choice, and human emotions to name a few. He says he has long been fascinated by women's psychology and why women chose the men they do and the links those choices have to our history as humans. And one common thread he has found is that attraction transcends all other boundaries, certain ways of attracting a mate are not exclusive to particular cultures and countries. It is primal and instinctive within humans. Attraction doesn't have a secret language, anyone can learn it and use it wherever they live. We get into several useful applications of mating behavior in this episode, the first of which is the body types women are most attracted to. Dr. Miller says women in general find tall and lean men most attractive, they want the Olympic swimmer-type look. They prefer men who look capable and athletic, but still have some body fat so long as it's not abdominal fat which women are turned off by. So why does it seem like women like the super-buff gym rats? During their most fertile times of the month women find more masculine traits attractive, like big muscles. You can use this to your advantage if you aren't a big muscle guy. If a girl says no when you ask her out one week, try again the next week. It could just be where she is in her cycle. Another fascinating topic we dive into is how to know when a woman is at her most fertile. It seems men know this on a subconscious level, Dr. Miller gives us an example of a study done that showed women who were professional lap dancers made more money during their peak ovulation times (ie their most fertile time of the month) then they did at another time of the month. But if the woman you have your eye on isn't a lap dancer, there are other cues you can look for. You'll need to know her a bit for this but watch how she dresses. It's been scientifically shown that women who are closest to their peak fertile times will dress more provocatively, wear red, wear lipstick or more makeup than usual and will wear more jewelry than usual. Sort of "peacocking" female-style that seems to happen about 10-14 days into her cycle. Dr. Geoff also explains a woman's cycle and the time of the month when she will generally be most fertile. He gives us reasons why we as men need to know about hormonal birth control and how it impacts a woman's choice in a man - there is scientific evidence that shows women on hormonal birth control choose different man than if they are not using hormones. An important lesson to know whether you're dating or in a relationship. He also gives us tips on how to attract women whether we're wealthy or poor, the important role language plays in dating and mating, and what we should be focusing on to attract quality women (and it's not more time in the gym!). It was a pleasure to have Dr. Miller on the show, I want to thank him for joining us and to thank you for being here too. Enjoy the episode and we'll see you next time. THANKS DR. MILLER! If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Charm Podcast, let Dr. Miller know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter: Click here to thank Dr. Miller on Twitter! Resources from this episode: Dr. Geoffrey Miller's web siteMating Grounds, Dr. Miller and Tucker Max's podcastThe Mating Mind, Dr. Miller's first book Dr. Miller on Twitter Try Squarespace (free) and support our supporters! You'll also like: -The Art of Charm Toolbox -Best of The Art of Charm Podcast Wanna leave a comment? Too bad! Email me instead (we read everything)! HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! If you dug this episode, please subscribe in iTunes and write us a review! This is what helps us stand out from all the fluff out there. FEEDBACK + PROMOTION Hit us up with your comments and guest suggestions. We read EVERYTHING. Download the FREE AoC app for iPhone Email Give us a call at 888.413.7177 Stay Charming!

  • 01:20:56

    46: One conservationist's quest to hep the animals in the jungles of Indonesia—with Adam Miller

    · The Shin Fujiyama Podcast | Social Entrepreneurship | Nonprofit Organizations | International Development Aid | NGOs

    Most foreigners who visit Indonesia end up at the beaches of Bali. But not Adam Miller, a young conservationist from St. Louis. While volunteering at a pet shop at age 10, he came up with the vision of one day working in Indonesia to help the animals there. His vision quickly became an obsession. Many years later, Adam found himself in a remote village in Borneo, Indonesia. It’s a part of southeast Asia facing the fastest rate of deforestation in the world and the second highest number of endangered species in the world. He lived there for six months on a total budget of $1,000 and built up a nonprofit organization called Planet Indonesia. In this podcast episode, Adam discusses the challenges of working in a country with a culture that is vastly different. When he goes running, random fathers in the community might stop to offer their daughters as wives. And you will find out what Adam means when he says that in Indonesia, "host families will love you so much they might kill you in the process." Adam also talks about grant writing, donor relations, using behavioral economics and incentives to promote conversation, and overcoming serious differences in the way people communicate in Indonesia. This episode is sponsored by the Tikker, the death watch that counts down your life (and tells the time). Use the promo code SHIN at the checkout to get a 10% discount on your purchase. Show Links for Adam Miller The Franciscan Sisters of Mary Mulago Foundation Dan Pallotta’s TED talk: The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong Poverty Inc. Documentary Show Summary for Adam Miller Adam was volunteering at a pet shop at age 10 in St. Louis, Missouri He saw a bird from Indonesia that sparked his interest Adam Miller was known as a “bird nerd” growing up Adam Miller’s dream was to become a conservationist researcher He began to feel inadequate just doing research, as just publishing articles didn’t feel like it was making enough of an impact Adam Miller had an early life crisis and so jumped on a plane  to Indonesia He ended up in Indonesia teaching English as a Fulbright Scholar Learning about the culture, language, and the people led to him starting Planet Indonesia Indonesian culture is very difficult to adapt to for a westerner Conversations are much more indirect, longer-winded, and unclear in Indonesia A donor foundation had a very strict reporting requirement and the finance team for Planet Indonesia kept assuring Adam that things were being done properly. Adam later found out that the team wasn’t doing the job as required by the foundation. They were not being honest and direct about their inadequacy The Indonesian government is very unclear about requirements and permits for NGOs When Adam first moved to Indonesia, there were very few foreign NGOs present The Indonesians watch western TV and movies and romanticize the culture The local Indonesians love to follow and take photos of foreigners When Adam goes for jogs, fathers in the area ask him to marry their daughters Indonesian cuisine is one of the best in the world. Especially lactose intolerant people like Adam and me! Host families in Indonesia won’t let their guests do anything or go anywhere alone, especially for female guests “Indonesians will love you so much that they’ll kill you in the process.” - Adam Miller People live with their families and don’t go off to live independently as much as in the western culture Now there are more nonprofit organizations in Indonesia There are more than 85 nonprofit organizations in the area in Borneo where Adam Miller works Indonesia food is usually rice, tempeh, chicken, vegetables, curries Sambal is Indonesia’s popular hot chili sauce Adam had dinner with a good expat friend in Borneo and in the conversation realized that it has been so hard for him to have long-term friends because expats come and go so frequently Working for an NGO in Indonesia is not for everyone, according to Adam Miller Meals in Indonesia cost $1.50-$2.00 Adam once lived for six months in Indonesia on a total budget of $1,000 Adam is a minimalist kind of guy and lived in a remote village In Jakarta you can find anything you can do and buy in Europe Very few cities have a bar or alcohol scene Karaoke is a popular weekend activity Men play a lot of indoor soccer (futsal) in Indonesia, Adam plays 3 times per week Much of Planet Indonesia’s work is done on the weekends because that’s when community members (farmers and fishermen) are finally home Dating in Indonesia is difficult and intense. By week two, marriage is already on the table. People have a lot of lovers on the side in Indonesia, before marriage. Adam’s Fulbright proposal did not feel realistic on the ground Adam met Novia Sagita, the co-founder of Planet Indonesia Before starting Planet Indonesia, Adam had been offered other job options A lot of the nonprofit work being done was not making a real impact because there was a disconnect between the NGO offices and the on the ground communities Novia Sagita has worked in the NGO industry for 15 years and studied in Denver, Colorado. She has lived extensively abroad and can juggle different cultures Novia Sagita started this weaving cooperative to empower village women The weaving cooperative started with 21 weavers and now has 1,500 weavers With four people (a conservationist, an NGO worker, a teacher, a fiction writer), Planet Indonesia began A lot of people criticized Adam Miller for starting an NGO with people who didn’t necessarily have the “right” experience or resumes Planet Indonesia starts communal business groups and trains them and invests in assets to kickstart the businesses of the business groups For people to join the business groups, they are required to sign and follow conservation policies Planet Indonesia provides the services and loans to encourage conservation practices by their nearly 24,000 participants Another organization provides healthcare in exchange for the community members cutting back on their logging. The less loggers a community has, the bigger discounts the community gets in the health clinic It’s important to listen to the communities Planet Indonesia uses behavioral economics and incentives to change community behaviors During year one when funding was low, Adam Miller had to spend $600 getting the 501 c 3 IRS status and then $1,200 to get the equivalent in Indonesia Adam Miller only had a $500 limit on his credit card so he couldn’t even use it Adam’s Fulbright cohort organized a secret fundraiser and raised $3,000 to help Adam start Planet Indonesia!!! Novia Sagita said they needed $12,000 for the first year. Adam went back to the US and raised nearly $30,000!! The help from The Franciscan Sisters of Mary has been critical for Planet Indonesia The Franciscan Sisters of Mary was involved in stopping the Dakota pipeline case. They were the first Catholic organization to completely divest in fossil fuel Adam was giving a talk at a Rotary Club and someone in the audience put him in touch with the Franciscan Sisters of Mary The Franciscan Sisters of Mary causes little hassle for Planet Indonesia in terms of reporting requirements. Not every foundation is the same! Mulago Foundation Running a nonprofit organization in the developing world is VERY challenging and when a donor is trying to control you on top of everything, it can be heartbreaking for the staff Out of the last four years, the past month has been the HARDEST, all time low for Adam…! Novia Sagita and Adam kept fighting together despite all of the hard moments. They are so united. They all work 20 hour days sometimes The energy level of the staff dropped when the donor tried to control them so much Adam and Novia gave a speech to the staff during that all time low to give them inspiration and to stay true to their vision despite the periodic lows Adam hopes that other NGOs can one day adopt Planet Indonesia’s model in other countries The Franciscan Sisters of Mary sent 90 personal letters thanking the Planet Indonesia staff, miraculously when they were at their all time moral low The people in Adam’s office go through ups and downs in their morale. They are humans! 1-2 staff members move in to live in the communities Planet Indonesia begins to work with Adam Miller encourages nonprofit organizations to be honest with their donors, with their successes and failures 80% of Planet Indonesia’s funding comes from foundation grants. 20% comes from peer to peer Adam Miller is the primary grant writer for Planet Indonesia, especially because he is the only English speaker in his staff Many people in the nonprofit and development aid industry is scared to talk about their failures Once, the seedlings that Planet Indonesia bought were bad and a bunch of trees died At first, they didn’t understand why the locals were capturing and selling the threatened and endangered animals Dan Pallotta’s TED talk: The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong An expat could live comfortably in Indonesia for $15,000 and $25,000 for a family Many of the best people in the grassroots nonprofit industry get poached by the larger organizations because of the better pay Poverty Inc. Documentary It took Novia Sagita 2-3 years just to convince the women to start weaving again, a tradition that had largely disappeared in the area Novia Sagita identified a local market to sell the textile to. 70-80% of the sales are domestic Novia Sagita built a textile museum in the area to explain the cultural importance of the textile There were many risks involved, going for an unexpected market and building a museum, etc. Now they are starting the textile products in Australia There are many unexpected challenges in the NGO nonprofit world Adam Miller gets stage fright before his public speeches and almost went down cold recently Planet Indonesia offers internship positions to college students Adam gives out a heartfelt shoutout to Novia Sagita and then to his family

  • 00:44:10

    281: Dr. Kenneth L Miller, PT, DPT: Transitions From Acute Care to Home Health

    · Healthy Wealthy & Smart

    On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Kenneth Miller onto the show to discuss patient care transitions between physical therapy settings. Dr. Kenneth L. Miller is a physical therapist and educator with more than 20 years of experience working in home care and inpatient rehab settings, as well as more than 7 years in adjunct faculty roles for the University of St Augustine, New York Institute of Technology, University of Michigan–Flint, and Touro College. He is a clinical educator at Catholic Home Care, in Farmingdale, N.Y., has developed a course on clinical pharmacology for GREAT Seminars and has several online courses for MedBridge. Dr. Miller chairs the APTA’s Home Health Section Practice Committee and is a member of the editorial boards of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, GeriNotes, and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. In this episode, we discuss: -The current state of information transmission between physical therapy settings -Biomarkers used to evaluate the health status of patients -The real risk of patient fragility and the importance of adequately overloading during treatment -How to enhance home compliance and educate patients through technology -And so much more!   Information sharing between healthcare settings is often not reliable. Instead practitioners should focus on ensuring they have the most salient information. From Dr. Miller’s experience, he states, “It is often difficult to get the information I need. It becomes futile sometimes to try and get that information. Some clinicians have stopped reaching out to hospitals and just try to do the best they can with what they have.”   Effective and literature supported biomarkers such as gait speed and distance are useful tools to assess risk of re-hospitalization and guide plan of care. Dr. Miller stresses to, “Get those biomarkers out there, so that way even if we can’t get all of the information, be very specific with the type of information, and we can reduce readmissions.”   With a growing demographic of home care patients, assessing patient risk level and the need for physical therapy is becoming more important. Dr. Miller notes, “Our patient case loads are going through the roof. I think we need to be able to triage our patients more appropriately for who does need care and who doesn’t and try not to make visits that are not necessary.”   One of the biggest challenges facing physical therapy exercise prescription is effectively loading patients. Dr. Miller shares that, “The only known way to combat frailty at this point is exercise and it has to be appropriately dosed.”   For more information on Dr. Miller: Dr. Kenneth L. Miller is a physical therapist and educator with more than 20 years of experience working in home care and inpatient rehab settings, as well as more than five years in adjunct faculty roles. He is currently a clinical educator and physical therapist at Catholic Home Care, in Farmingdale, N.Y., and a consultant, for The Corridor Group. He has taught for New York Institute of Technology, University of Michigan–Flint, and Touro College.   He is the co-author of the book Providing Physical Therapy in the Home, published by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), as well as the author of peer-reviewed publications in Neurorehabilitation and the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. He has presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting and NEXT Conference.   Dr. Miller chairs the APTA’s Home Health Section Practice Committee and is a member of the editorial boards of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, GeriNotes, and the Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation.   He is the recipient of numerous honors, including three APTA Home Health Section awards: 2016 Section Contribution Award, 2015 Outstanding Effort Award, and 2010 Excellence in Home Care Award. In 2012, he received the Shining Star Award from the Long Island Health Network.   He is a Board Certified Geriatric Specialist, a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer, an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, and an APTA Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults.   Resources discussed on this show: Fried et al. 2001: Frailty in older adults: evidence for a phenotype. Dr. Kenneth Miller Twitter   Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!   Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!   Xo Karen   P.S. Do you want to be a stand out podcast guest? Make sure to grab the tools from the FREE eBook on the home page! Check out my blog post on the Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016!  

  • 00:59:29

    Ars sonora - Janet Cardiff y George Bures Miller (II) - 08/04/17

    · Ars sonora

    Continuamos el doble monográfico dedicado a una pareja de artistas, Janet Cardiff y George Bures Miller, que desde principios de los años noventa del pasado siglo han trabajado conjuntamente en obras que utilizan el sonido y la voz como materia y tema principal. Más específicamente, nuestros programas se centran en las instalaciones que componían la exposición titulada "The Killing Machine y otras historias", que se presentó tanto en el Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) como en el Institut Mathildenhöhe (Darmstadt, Alemania) -las dos instituciones que co-produjeron esta muestra- en el año 2007. Se cumple ahora, pues, una década desde la celebración de aquella exposición. Su comisario fue Bartomeu Marí (director, entre 2008 y 2015, del MACBA), y sus palabras -extraídas del valioso catálogo que acompañó a esta muestra- nos servirán como guía en nuestra exploración radiofónica de las instalaciones de Cardiff y Miller-. Janet Cardiff (Bruselas, Ontario, Canadá, 1957) y George Bures Miller (Vegreville, Canadá, 1960) consiguen crear, a través de elaborados procesos de grabación, edición y reproducción, ambientes envolventes que transportan al espectador a dimensiones virtuales donde realidad y ficción se funden y confunden. Cardiff y Miller utilizan grabaciones binaurales y componen sorprendentes evocaciones tridimensionales del espacio. En estas instalaciones la experiencia visual y la experiencia sonora se confrontan y reflejan las influencias de la tradición radiofónica, cinematográfica, teatral y literaria. La exposición que hoy glosamos en Ars Sonora incluía algunas de las piezas más significativas producidas por Cardiff y Miller entre 1995 y 2007 (por otra parte, uno de los periodos más fructíferos de la pareja artística). En esta segunda parte comenzamos escuchando fragmentos de tres obras fechadas en 2004: "Night Canoeing", "Telephone / Time" y "Road Trip". También presentamos el trabajo que dio título a la muestra de 2007, una obra concluida precisamente ese año, "The Killing Machine" (que nos anima a compartir la lectura del relato "La colonia penitenciaria", de Franz Kafka, texto que inspiró la instalación sonora de Cardiff y Miller). Concluimos nuestro recorrido por la exposición atendiendo a un trabajo individual de George Bures Miller, "Imbalance (Jump)", de 1998, y a una operística pieza conjunta de Cardiff y Miller fechada en 1997, "Playhouse". Evidentemente, nuestro espacio radiofónico sólo puede ofrecerles los sonidos de esas obras multimediales. El carácter siempre misterioso y sugerente de las instalaciones audiovisuales de Janet Cardiff y George Bures Miller llega, así -pensamos-, incluso a acrecentarse, generando nuevos enigmas y, tal vez, aumentando la curiosidad acerca de la obra de estos artistas. Escuchar audio

  • 01:17:21

    148: Shannon Miller

    · GymCastic: The Gymnastics Podcast

    Shannon Miller in 1991 at her first World Championships. Copyright Mike Proebsting.   The GymCastic Book Club had the most gym nerd-tastic celebration of all time this week when Shannon Miller, thé Shannon Miller, joined us to talk about her new memoire, "It's Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life."  She has more combined Olympic and World medals than any American gymnast male or female. She won the World Championship all-around two times in a row. She had multiple eponymous skills in the Code of Points. She was diagnosed with one of the deadliest forms of cancer and it ran away from her like a Level 5 who hears, "It's time for conditioning!"  Her male coach, Steve Nunno, acted like the love child of Bela Karolyi and Donald Trump, yet he complimented her perfectly.  She did two back extension rolls in a row on beam just because the crowd loved it! She did her full difficutly on the post-Olympic tours because she wanted to give the fans what they paid for.  She is so bad ass, that when a reporter said Olga, Nadia, Mary Lou...why isn't it just Shannon? She replied, "Who says it's not?" SHE IS SHANNON FREAKING MILLER, the greatest American gymnast of all time. Shannon answered your book club questions and we discussed: Her infamous wrists and unique salute. Yes, she talks about her wrists! We died! The time she thought she was over scored. If there's anything she would do differently in order to prepare herself for a social and romantic life after gymnastics; to avoid her troubled first marriage; and what will she tell her son and daughter about finding love? She competed so much more than elites do today, does she wish she competed less? The strong female role models in her life: her mother and Peggy Liddick. The very first training camps at the Ranch when Bela was National Team Coordinator. Training as an adult and how her coaches helped her stay in the sport as she grew older. Skills she worked on that the world never got to see. Does she plan on running for FIG President? Should we bring back compulsories and the 10? Which team would she compete for if she had done gymnastics in college? When can we expect to see her back in the commentator's chair. What women should do to screen for ovarian cancer. Most importantly, if Alexi Nemov is as hot in person as he is on TV. Uncle Tim and Jessica give their recap of the book including: What coaches, parents and gymnasts can learn from this book. As a hardcore gym nerd, what was most satisfying to FINALLY have an answer? What part of the book made us go hmmm. What we wish she had talked about more. The top tips and tricks we learned from Shannon for life, gymnastics and cancer preventing pelvic exams. (1:06:32 time stamp) Shannon Miller’s Tips & Tricks for Life and Gymnastics According to Jessica: Always use two pair of grips and switch off every few days. Have two pair ready at all times during meets. Turn your feet in on beam especially if you were born with them that way. Have a signature look! Glue bedazzles to your scrunchie. Use your parents as mediators for compromise between coach and athlete. Coaches, plan time in your schedule for parent meetings, just like warmups and conditioning. Go on vacation, condition a little bit while you relax on vacation. Every gymnastics coach agrees, no gymnast should ever ski! Do at least 20 minutes of cardio every day. Don’t compensate for one injury, you’ll cause another. Having the mindset of a perfectionist comes at a price. You don’t have to pay the price, it’s a choice. Go sightseeing when you travel. Even if it’s only for an hour. Make trips special. If all of your athletes quit at age 15, it's probably not them, it's you. Teenagers and women cannot be coached physically or mentally the way children are trained. Adapt coaching to the age of your athlete. If you have knobby knees, land in 4th position and then slide your feet together fast into first position to get that 10! Use bacitracin and zinc oxcide (JUST LIKE I SAID!) to heal rips. What’s good for the media isn’t necessarily good for the gymnast. Don’t fall into the sexist expectation of being expected to smile all the time. Being in the zone like Nastia and Shannon is fine. If you go on tour, do full difficulty! Fans paid hard-earned money to watch you. Rolls on beam are awesome. Always do them to stand out like Shannon! Plan for rest, not just for competition. Gymnasts have to feel comfortable talking to their coaches, gymnastics is too dangerous to for silence. Spanny Tampson made Steve Nunno motivation posters. Keep in mind, this is not a work of fiction, these are actual quotes. Find out more about Shannon Miller's exercise videos, fight against cancer, books and foundation here. What: Do your favorite Shannon Miller pose or choreography. How: Post it on Twitter or Instagram, tag us and use  any of these Steve Nunno quote hashtags: #ItsMillerTime or #InterGalacticChampion or #MillerTimeContest Deadline: Monday, June 1st Winner: Gets a copy of Shannon’s book! Episode 9: Chellsie Memmel, Swiss Cup & FIG Presidential Proposals Episode 12: Miss Val Part 2 Episode 11: Miss Val Episode 15: Joan Ryan Author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes Episode 17: Growing Up In The Soviet Gymnastics System And Training At Round Lake Episode 22: Beth Tweddle Episode 28: Kristen Maloney Episode 31: Elise Ray Episode 33: Simone Biles & Her Coaches Episode 48: Kyla Ross 61: Katelyn Ohashi Clears The Air 77: Aly Raisman 81: Jenny Hansen 99: Princess Catherine Lyons and Coach Rochelle Douglas 101: Olivia Vivian 137: Lady Lisa Mason   Shannon Miller's Eponymous Skills: The Miller on beam. The Miller on bars.    

  • 00:35:27

    151, Thane Kreiner, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship 20th Anniversary

    · Social Entrepreneur: Conscious Companies | Benefit Corporations | Impact Investing

    The Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship accelerates the growth of social enterprises who serve the poor and protect the planet.  The Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship is about 40 miles south of the world’s most fertile entrepreneur ecosystems, Silicon Valley. Located within Santa Clara University, they have a rich heritage as part of the Jesuit tradition. These two factors give them a unique perspective on how the best practices of rapid business growth can be applied to some of the most pressing issues of our day. Through their Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI), the Miller Center has worked with over 600 social entrepreneurs in 65 countries. Thane Kreiner, Executive Director of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship told me, “Our primary work has been to connect the Silicon Valley principles of taking ideas to scale, with the social enterprises from all over the world.” Thane has played a role in Silicon Valley for many years. He joined an early startup biotech company in 1993. Starting in 2007 Thane launched a number of biotech companies. Like any venture capital-backed founder in Silicon Valley, he felt the pressure to maximize financial returns. The pressure of financial returns began to compete with Thane’s core values. He told me “My ultimate motivation, the core of my being, was about how science and technology could benefit humanity.” As he struggled with his crisis of conscience, a friend of his told him about the Miller Center. After looking at the web site, he was struck with this idea of connecting Silicon Valley entrepreneurial principles with ventures that are serving the poor in the developing world. He explains “It felt like it brought everything in my life together.” Thane joined the Miller Center in 2010 as the Executive Director. He joins the Social Entrepreneur Podcast to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Congratulations! Social Entrepreneurship Quotes from Thane Kreiner “We are working almost exclusively with social entrepreneurs who are past what we call the ideation stage.” “What we’re trying to do is help them become investment ready.” “It’s serendipity. It’s hard to imagine how I could have planned ending up at Miller Center.” “I think the need for social entrepreneurship is greater now than ever.” “It takes collective action to make collective impact.” “Most of the population growth is going to take place in the developing world.” “Learn from others.” “There’s a lot of potential in learning from what has come before.” “Understand the local context.” “Engage with the communities you wish to serve.” “What we probably need is thousands or tens of thousands of community-based enterprises.” “There’s both a moral and market reason to understand and embrace the sustainable development goals.” “Invest in women entrepreneurs.” Social Entrepreneurship Resources: Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship: Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI): From Blueprint to Scale: Social Enterprise Stage Assessment Tool: Solar Sister: More Stories of Sustainable Development Goal 1, No Poverty In 2017, we’re emphasizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In January, we focused on Sustainable Development Goal 1, No Poverty. Today’s episode is a transition from SDG 1 to Sustainable Development Goal 2, Zero Hunger. You can read more about Sustainable Development Goal 1 here, Sustainable Development Goal 2 here, or learn about the Sustainable Development Goals here.   Are You Ready to Start or Scale a Social Business? Do you have an idea to start a business with a social impact? Are you ready to start your social good? Attend this free webinar today, February 1st. Seats are limited, so sign up right now at Or, have you started a social business, but now it's time to scale your social good? Join the free webinar on February 8th. Again, seats are limited, so go right now to These webinars are free. Sign up today!

  • Off The Field Issues #3 – Bruce Miller, Ryan Lochte, Lawrence Taylor and more

    · First and Felony – A True Crime Podcast

    A quick look at the cases involving Bruce Miller, Ryan Lochte and other crimes in the news recently. Sources: Bruce Miller   Lawrence Taylor   Ezekiel Elliott   Ryan Lochte   Tre Mason

  • The Truth Will Set You Free by Alice Miller

    · Psychology Book Club Podcast

    A discussion of Alice Miller's book "The Truth Will Set You Free: Overcoming Emotional Blindness and Finding Your True Adult Self". Here is a summary of the book from Amazon:Swiss psychoanalyst Alice Miller's writings have changed the way many people view themselves and their world. In simple but powerful prose, the deeply moving "The Drama of Being a Child" showed how parents unconsciously form and deform the emotional lives of their children. In "The Truth Will Set You Free" Miller returns to the intensely personal tone and themes of her ground-breaking work. She says, "I simply refuse to see obedience as a virtue, curiosity as a sin, and ignorance of good and evil as an ideal state". Only by embracing the truth of our past histories can any of us hope to be free of pain in the present, she argues. Miller's vivid true stories reveal the perils of early-childhood mistreatment and the dangers of mindless obedience to parental will. Drawing on the latest research on brain development, she shows how spanking and humiliation produce dangerous levels of denial. This denial, necessary for the child's survival, leads to emotional blindness and finally to mental barriers that cut off awareness and the ability to learn new ways of acting. If this cycle repeats itself, the grown child will perpetrate the same abuse on later generations, warns Miller. "The Truth Will Set You Free" should provoke and inform all readers who want to know Alice Miller's latest thinking on this important subject.Podcast Episode

  • 00:59:53

    Dan Miller, Dangers in Deadlines, and Entrepreneurial Family Matters – ES 015

    · Entrepreneur Showdown with Dan Franks and Joe Cassandra

    Often times we find ourselves in a situation where we have the opportunity to extend deadlines that we are working towards. Are there any benefits in extending deadlines? More importantly, what are the drawbacks to doing it and how do we maximize our productivity? Dan and Joe can't agree on all of it, but learn their tips on meeting deadlines in your work! Then in Round 2, we look at Dan Miller's recent article on whether men should be the providers of the family, or if the new age has brought a time where men and women can play equal roles in the family. This is a topic that is sure to polarize all who listen, and we know that the independent women are sure to have something to say about it! Finally, in the much anticipated Main Event, we bring on the great Dan Miller to dig more into his polarizing view. Dan sides VERY strongly one direction on the male's role in the family, and he is not afraid to share it with Dan and Joe! Then, Dan Miller goes on to give incredible insight on finding work you love, and he will inspire you to start finding what you love. You don't want to miss it, hear real life examples of how many of Dan's students have found work they love. BONUS: Listen to Dan's recent interview on Entrepreneur on Fire, Dan's a treasure trove of inspiration! Download in iTunes | Download in Stitcher Mentions Are there any benefits to extending deadlines I'm a Kept Man - article by Dan Miller 48 Days Girl Power Episode 48 Days - Book by Dan Miller Dan Miller's Podcast - top rated in iTunes! Innova48 - Dan's Live Event - Social Network, will you be accepted?  Further Resources Follow the 48Days team on Twitter Questions or Feedback? If you have any questions or comments for Joe, Dan, or the guest, we encourage you to leave them below this post!  If you have any general feedback on the show itself, or if you have topic or guest suggestions, visit our Contact Page and let us know.  One of us will get back to you as soon as possible! Thanks for Your Support! Joe and Dan want to thank you for your support of the Entrepreneur Showdown! If you have not had a chance to visit us on iTunes, click the subscribe button, and leave us a rating and review to let us know how we are doing.  You can click the link below to go straight there! Leave us an iTunes review! The post Dan Miller, Dangers in Deadlines, and Entrepreneurial Family Matters – ES 015 appeared first on Entrepreneur Showdown.

  • 01:06:52

    Dan Miller: Boom or Bust? (11/18/11)

    · Climate One at The Commonwealth Club

    Boom or Bust? Dan Miller, Managing Director, The Roda Group Climate change “is going to dominate our world in the next century. It’s a very big risk, but it’s also a tremendous opportunity, if we make the right choices,” says Dan Miller. Miller, Managing Director at the venture capital firm The Roda Group, notes here that climate change is also treated much differently than other global threats. We spend billions on counterterrorism, to combat AIDS and other infectious diseases, to prevent a nuclear reactor meltdown, “but these kinds of risks have very low probabilities of actually affecting you. Yet we still worry about them a lot and are willing to take government action to combat them.” “Climate change, on the other hand, if we don’t address it, has the likely outcome that it will have catastrophic effects for nearly everyone,” he says. After reciting a depressing list of climate change impacts that are likely to or are already damaging the Earth’s natural systems – among them sea-level rise, drought, wildfires, melting permafrost, collapse of ice sheets , ocean acidification – Miller asks the salient question: “Why do we not act? Why, when we know the problem is huge, do we totally ignore it?” Evolutionary psychology offers some answers, he says. He identifies the factors working against action on climate change: CO2 and other planet-warming pollutants are invisible; the challenge is unprecedented; the causality is complex; the impacts are unpredictable and indirect; and all of us are complicit. Once one acknowledges the reality of climate change, there is a corresponding obligation to act, Miller says. He adds that individual action begins with asking our children for forgiveness, before moving on to reducing your carbon footprint, and believing, learning and engaging. What can countries do? Miller offers four recommendations: move to 100% carbon-free electricity in 10 to 20 years; keep tar sands and oil shale in the ground; expand R&D into geo-engineering, especially carbon capture and storage; and put a price on carbon. Miller’s preferred carbon-pricing vehicle is a so-called Clean Energy Dividend. A carbon fee would be added upstream, at the mine, power plant, refinery, or factory – enough to gradually raise the price of gasoline by $1 per gallon. Then, the federal government returns 100% of the proceeds on a per capita basis to citizens via a monthly check, with parents receiving one-half shares for up to two children.“That would drive a new economy of renewable energy and energy efficiency. I think most people would like it. I think conservatives would like it. It doesn’t raise any money for the government,” says Miller. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on November 18, 2011

  • 00:36:36

    HBW097: Sherkica Miller-McIntyre, Opening the Door to Real Estate Investing For Women

    · Happy Black Woman Podcast with Rosetta Thurman

    Sherkica Miller-McIntyre is on a mission to make real estate investing for women not only a possibility but a reality in real life. She has come to realize that when a person rents a property they are helping other people purchase their house when they could be building an opportunity and a legacy for themselves and their own family. In this conversation, you’re going to hear how Sherkica is working to help women think down their generational line to see how their path toward home ownership and real estate investing can change things long-term. It’s a great conversation that could change your family’s future, so be sure you take the time to listen. She didn’t qualify to buy a home, but she purchased a home anyway. Every one of us has a story and how it turns out is up to us. Sherkica Miller-McIntyre was in a place where home ownership didn’t seem possible. In fact, she’d been told by an "expert" that she didn’t qualify for a home loan. But she didn’t give up. When she heard about a real estate seminar that was teaching about the possibility of home ownership she decided to attend and learned additional information that made it possible for her to purchase her own home in spite of what she’d been told. She went on to become a real estate agent and now helps women purchase their own home and even invest in real estate for long term gains. You’ll enjoy this conversation, so make some time to listen and learn. No matter the hurdles, there is a path to getting past them and start investing in real estate. There’s no doubt that whatever you want to do, there will be obstacles you will have to overcome. But be careful. Too many women allow the obstacles to dictate their outcome. They lose sight of their dreams and stop working toward them, simply because they believe the obstacles are too big. Sherkica Miller-McIntyre says that no matter the obstacles in your path, there is a way around them - but you have to want to get past them. In this conversation, she shares the steps you can take to identify the obstacles you face and make a plan to overcome them. It’s an inspiring conversation so don’t miss it! Sherkica’s mission is to make real estate investing possible for women. It's time for you to get started! Many of us shrink back when we think about buying a home. To go beyond that and think about the possibility of owning investment properties as well… that’s more than many of us can even conceive. But Sherkica Miller-McIntyre specializes in helping women invest in real estate, beginning with the purchase of their own home. She believes that home ownership is possible for anyone and serves as a coach and guide to walk with you every step of that journey. What are you waiting for? What is holding you back? Sherkica offers a free strategy session in this conversation so don’t miss the opportunity to get moving toward a better future. Your investing goals could be closer than you think. But you won’t know until you take a look. When Rosetta asked her guest, Sherkica Miller-McIntyre for the first steps any woman can take to begin moving toward home ownership and/or real estate investing, she said that the very first step is to understand where you are, where you’re going, and the facts about what stands in your way. It requires hard work and an honest look at your situation, but it’s the only way to know for sure what you need to do to move your life in a different direction. Sherkica’s practical help and insight flow from her experience in helping many women move from being renters to homeowners, and beyond. You can’t miss this conversation. Sherkica shares how you can set the stage for a legacy of home ownership for your family for years to come. Outline of this great episode [0:29] Rosetta’s juicy introduction to Sherkica Miler-McIntyre, real estate diva. [3:03] How Sherkica was introduced to property ownership and real estate investments. [8:39] Tips for first-timers in the real estate realm: what does it really take to get started? [14:10] Getting past credit problems to make the path to real estate investing possible. [20:33] Sherkica’s world: how she stays focused and productive. [25:21] Why are your goals important to you? It’s important to know the answer. [31:19] Sherkica’s advice for women who are just starting on the entrepreneurial journey. Resources & Links mentioned in this episode Get Sherkica’s free gift: Schedule your complimentary Dream Session with Sherkica to discover how Divas Doing Real Estate Consulting shall assist you in achieving your Real Estate goals. BOOK: When a Women Lets Go of the Lies About Sherkica Miller-McIntyre Sherkica Miller-McIntyre, a licensed Realtor in North and South Carolina and has successfully owned and operated a real estate and property management firm for 12 years. However, Sherkica not only assists clients with brokerage services, she passionately focuses on educating clients on credit, budget and savings, how to build, maintain and grow wealth through real estate; and, vigorously promotes the benefits of a career within real estate. The goal for Sherkica is to source the root of clients’ doubt in pursuing their real estate goals, then solidly reinforce the idea that freedom from debt, understanding of how credit works and can be used to build wealth, learning to operate on a balanced budget, and income generation provides avenues of life less traveled by most, in particular, women. Sherkica’s ideology is to create a shift in mindsets and self perception, and by doing so women will begin to break generational financial bondage, build their personal legacies and strengthen the communities in which they reside. Through one-on-one coaching, motivational techniques and continued accountability, clients receive personalized “pathways” to their real estate goal, focused on financial, credit, savings, investing and budgeting needs. Sherkica is married to an awesome husband, has four amazing children and a “grandma” to a beautiful Alaskan Husky. She loves to travel, spend time with family and has recently found a new passion in adult coloring books.  

  • Martin Miller "Es war nicht schön, der Sohn von Alice Miller zu sein."

    · Menschen

    "Es war nicht schön, der Sohn von Alice Miller zu sein", sagt Martin Miller, der Sohn der weltberühmten Kinderanwältin Alice Miller, deren Bücher in 30 Sprachen übersetzt wurden und echte Weltbestseller waren. Mit der zentralen, und damals radikalen Botschaft: Kinder müssten geschützt werden, Erwachsene dürften, ohne Wenn und Aber, nicht geschont werden. Und dann ist Alice Miller es, die ihren Sohn nicht schützt: Der Vater misshandelt ihn, schlägt ihn, die Mutter schweigt. Baby in Pflege, den Sechsjährigen ins Heim. Die Mutter schreibt den Weltbestseller "Das Drama des begabten Kindes". Der Sohn schreibt jetzt, nach dem Tod der Mutter, "Das wahre Drama des begabten Kindes". Die These von Martin Miller: seine Mutter konnte ihn nicht schützen, weil sie den Krieg, in dem sie als Jüdin den Holocaust überlebte, nie verwunden hat. Martin Miller will für sich sprechen. Und für alle, die Kinder von Eltern sind, die selber ihre Kriegstraumata nie überwunden haben.

  • Martin Miller "Es war nicht schön, der Sohn von Alice Miller zu sein."

    · Menschen

    "Es war nicht schön, der Sohn von Alice Miller zu sein", sagt Martin Miller, der Sohn der weltberühmten Kinderanwältin Alice Miller, deren Bücher in 30 Sprachen übersetzt wurden und echte Weltbestseller waren. Mit der zentralen, und damals radikalen Botschaft: Kinder müssten geschützt werden, Erwachsene dürften, ohne Wenn und Aber, nicht geschont werden. Und dann ist Alice Miller es, die ihren Sohn nicht schützt: Der Vater misshandelt ihn, schlägt ihn, die Mutter schweigt. Baby in Pflege, den Sechsjährigen ins Heim. Die Mutter schreibt den Weltbestseller "Das Drama des begabten Kindes". Der Sohn schreibt jetzt, nach dem Tod der Mutter, "Das wahre Drama des begabten Kindes". Die These von Martin Miller: seine Mutter konnte ihn nicht schützen, weil sie den Krieg, in dem sie als Jüdin den Holocaust überlebte, nie verwunden hat. Martin Miller will für sich sprechen. Und für alle, die Kinder von Eltern sind, die selber ihre Kriegstraumata nie überwunden haben.

  • 01:25:01

    Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celtic Music #325

    · Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

    We are just 6 months away from St. Patrick's Day. So we're gonna celebrate with an extended show of Halfway to St Patrick's Day Celtic music from Black Market Haggis, Sharon Shannon, Lochlainn, Coast, Forkroot, Screeched Inn, Peat in the Creel, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Mark Davies, Seamus Kennedy, Crepuscule, Screaming Orphans, Ed Miller, Men of Thunda, Fiddler's Green, Alasdair White, Kilmaine Saints, Nancy Daily-Green, Battlelegs, Kilted Kings. Listen and download 34 Celtic MP3s for Free! Subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is our free newsletter and your guide to the latest Celtic music and podcast news. Remember to support the artists who support this podcast: buy their CDs, download their MP3s, see their shows, and drop them an email to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. TODAY'S SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY LOUISVILLE IRISH FEST The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional Food, Unique Gifts, Children’s Events, Irish Dancing, Libations and Music from the Emerald Isle. Enjoy music from Blarney Castle, Runa, and Keltricity. NOTES * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic and Geek musician and podcaster. This podcast is dedicated to the indie Celtic musicians. I want to ask you to support these artists. Share the show with your friends. And find more episodes at You can also support this podcast on Patreon. * CELTIC PODCAST NEWS. Do you have news to share with the podcast or the Celtic music world? Use the hashtag #CelticMusicNews.  Altan is fundraising a new album through PledgeMusic. Traditional Irish musicians in the DFW area, with the support of the Traditional Irish Music Education Society (TIMES), are banding together to play a 24-hour session to raise money for those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. Black Market Haggis, who played the first track of this podcast are helping to raise awareness for this event. Support Tunes for Texas right now! If you want more Halfway to St Patrick's Day music, I published a special for the Pub Songs Podcast. You'll enjoy a lot of traditional Irish & Celtic pub songs from my many bands. Listen and subscribe at And if you enjoy my music, I have an incredible special. You can get 5 of my CDs for just $24. Follow the link to my Bandcamp page to take advantage of this low offer and save 68% off the regular price! The offer is good in September 2017 only. * I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to Robert Eby emailed: "Thanks for your great work on the podcast, Marc! I love how much diversity of Celtic music you put into it. I especially love Celtic rock and you have a special hour just on that with bands I’m mostly unfamiliar with! Ed Miller used to host a Celtic segment on Austin’s NPR station, but he NEVER played anything with bagpipes. I have a theory that Ed Miller doesn’t like the bagpipes. But you, Marc, you aren’t afraid of anything!" You're very welcome Robert. That's one of the many things I love about this podcast. The diversity. That is what truly makes America great. A few years ago, I published my CD How America Saved Irish Music (listen to show #169). The main part of the story is that the Irish diaspora preserved traditional Irish music, which made it's way back to Ireland. But the other aspect is that we are melting pot of different cultures. And all of those influences end up in contemporary Irish & Celtic music, whether you're talking about rock'n'roll, R&B, jazz, country, bluegrass, hip hop, electronica. And it's brilliant. The traditional culture is important but so are the changes that affect the music every day. Without it, I would be playing the same 12 bands over and over again. As for Ed Miller, I love that theory. And I have a few vague memories of him cracking jokes about bagpipes which may confirm your hypothesis. If you're like Ed Miller or just like Ed Miller's music, he has a radio program called Across the Pond. It comes out on Sundays from 6-8 PM on Sunradio in Austin. And I *think* you can listen to it online. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast exists on the generosity of our Patrons of the Podcast. You can pledge as little as $1 per episode to pay for the production of this podcast, as well as my time in producing the show. You'll even get shows before regular listeners and my deepest thanks. I want to thank our newest patron: Scott Bradlee Welton, Jamie Ray, Tyler Murphy, Ellen Calnan. Wanna enjoy another 2-hour episode of Celtic Rock? Become a patron today to celebrate Celtic culture through music! THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:29 "Concertina Reel Set" by Black Market Haggis from Better Than It Sounds 4:07 "Rusheen Bay" by Sharon Shannon from Sacred Earth 7:58 "Keg of Brandy" by Lochlainn from Fisher Street 12;41 "Windmills in the Sky" by Coast from Windmills in the Sky 17:16 "Unk's Last Stand" by Forkroot from Water & Shade 21:10 "Black Velvet Band" by Screeched Inn from Screeched Inn 25:36 "Autumn Child" by Peat in the Creel from The Barn Session 28:53 CELTIC PODCAST NEWS 30:19 "Rinn Mi Córr is Naoi Mìle / I Travelled More Than Nine Miles" by Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac from Seinn 33:36 "Song Without Words" by Mark Davies from The Celtic Harp 37:29 "You're Not Irish" by Seamus Kennedy from On the Rocks 40:25 "The Hosting of the Sidhe" by Crepuscule from Horizon 44:42 "Paddy's Lamentation" by Screaming Orphans from Taproom 50:14 CELTIC FEEDBACK 52:18 "Gie the Fiddler a Dram" by Ed Miller from Many's The Fine Tale 57:08 "Jim's Aire/Scotland the Brave" by Men of Thunda 59:25 "Irish Air" by Fiddler's Green from Drive Me Mad 1:03:15 "The Amorous Lover" by Alasdair White from An Clar Geal (The White Album) 1:08:58 "Raise My Glass" by Kilmaine Saints from Whiskey Blues & Faded Tattoos 1:13:42 "Fisherman's Song for Attracting the Seals/Song of the Seals" by Nancy Daily-Green from Delia's Hearth 1:18:56 "Gentlemen Sing" by Battlelegs from Lost My Shoes 1:22:59 "Slainte Mhaith" by Kilted Kings from Name On My Soul VOTE IN THE CELTIC TOP 20. It's easier than ever to do. Just list the show number, and the name of one or two bands. That's it. You can vote once for each episode help me create next year's Best Celtic music of 2017 episode. The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to iTunes or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $1 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through music at

  • 00:59:10

    65 - Stephen Miller on Financial Crises, Capital Requirements, and the US Banking System

    · Macro Musings

    Stephen Matteo Miller is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He joins the show to discuss his work on the history of financial crises as well as the evolution of the U.S. banking system since the late 1800s. Steph stresses the importance of capital requirements (how much capital or equity a bank holds relative to its liabilities) in combating financial crises. Furthermore, he argues that higher and simpler capital requirements, rather than more regulation, are the keys to a more market-disciplined banking system.David’s blog: Miller’s Mercatus profile: David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworthStephen Miller’s Twitter: @SMatteoMiller Related links:“Ending Too-Big-to-Fail May Require More Than the Minneapolis Fed Too-Big-to-Fail Plan” by Stephen Miller“A Primer on the Evolution and Complexity of Bank Regulatory Capital Standards” by Stephen Miller and James Barth*“To Establish a More Effective Supervision of Banking”: How the Birth of the Fed Altered Bank Supervision* by Eugene White

  • 00:50:26

    Ep #24 Lewis Miller

    · Talking with Painters

    Lewis Miller is one of Australia's greatest living portrait artists. He won Australia's most famous portrait award, the Archibald prize, in 1998 and has been a finalist 17 times.As well as winning and being shortlisted in many other art awards, his works are held in numerous public and private art collections in Australia and internationally. He has had 30 solo shows and his work has been included in over 90 group shows.Painting from life, he has masterfully captured the likeness of notable sitters including High Court justices, a Nobel laureate, the first man to climb Mount Everest, as well as many artists and friends. In addition to his portraits and nudes, he paints exquisite still lifes which glow from the canvas.He was appointed by the Australian War Memorial as a war artist in the Iraq conflict in 2003 and another commission saw him travel the globe to draw and paint over 60 portraits of scientists and technicians involved in the Human Genome Project.In this episode of the podcast, Miller talks about his Archibald win, why he doesn't seek to flatter his sitters, what appeals to him about painting oysters, fish and pomegranates, as well as providing many insights into his materials and methods.To hear the conversation press 'play' above and scroll down to see the works we talk about on the show.Upcoming events 2018 solo show with Heiser Gallery, BrisbaneLinks to people and things we talk about in the show Lewis Miller at Australian Galleries Lewis Miller at Heiser Gallery Peter Miller William Dargie CBE Victorian College of the Arts Allan Mittelman Archibald Prize Ray Hughes Natasha Walsh Lucian Freud's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II Michel Lawrence documentary on the making of portrait of Bernard Teague The Hon Bernard Teague AO The Hon Kim Santow AO The Hon Robert French AC Sir Edmund Hillary KG ONZ KBE The Hon Susan Crennan AC QC Rick Amor Tom Alberts  Australian War Memorial Peter Churcher Will Dyson Nora Heyson AC George Lambert Sir Ivor Hele CBE Francis Bacon Paul Cezanne Vincent Van Gogh Edgar Degas Video of Lewis Miller  in the studio on the Talking with Painters YouTube channel  Portrait of Susan Crennan AC QC is in the feature image above

  • 00:58:37

    RCE20: Rick Miller - How to Eat Intuitively for Better Health

    · The Raw Chef Experience: Conscious Living, Natural Health, Spirituality, Wellness, & Fitness.

    This week Russell talks to Rick Miller about intuitive eating.   Rick is a clinical and sports dietitian based in central London. He runs two private clinics, one at 117a Harley Street and the other from The Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health, Fitzrovia and features regularly in the national media as a spokesperson to the British Dietetic Association. His approach to nutrition embraces orthodox and integrative nutrition, for a truly personalised and functional approach to optimal wellness.    He can be contacted at and, follow @Rick_M_RDiet (twitter), @rickmillerrd (instagram)

  • 00:35:59

    TIME Heals -Teri Miller Ep.0109

    · The Spiritual Voice

    Learn about the TIME Heals method which was channelled to Teri Miller through her spirit guides, which clears your chakras, aura and energies. This technique is centered around the Creator. This is not just for the person receiving the healing and clearing because you are also asked to bless somebody else at the same time. The conversation explores the remote power of this technique. We compare the experience of sharing the healing as being with someone you love during a sunset. The interview contrasts TIME with Reiki since they are both energy modalities involving attunement. You will enjoy an Aura Clearing under the guidance of Teri, to improve the energy flow in your body which can also be referred to as Chi. Teri shares what you can find in the book TIME Heals which breaks down the chakras, spirit guides, angels and archangels, and protection. Listen to The Spiritual Voice Podcast Ep.0109 to uncover new healing techniques, learn about remote energy work and find a state of greater balance through the Aura Clearing practice. 5 Minute Training to Increase Enrollment Implement a system to save time and serve more people for spiritual and holistic professionals by visiting Contact Teri’s website: and About our expert Teri Miller is a psychic, medium, channel, energy healer, author and Happiness Coach from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She is also a popular talk show host at http://www.BlogTalkRadio/Angelspeakers. She was inspired with an energy healing modality called TIME which has now been spread in multiple countries worldwide. She published the book TIME Heals which describes the modality along with many wonderful references to Archangels and Ascended Masters. Her diverse experiences which she terms "adventures" were compiled in a book called Hugz~Love which can also be found on Amazon. She administers a Facebook group called Angelspeakers. She leads meditation groups locally and many of her original guided meditations can be found on YouTube Angel Speakers ( Teri also conducts workshops live and online using a method that was channeled from her spirit guides called Release and is all about forgiveness. She has also published her fourth book, Changes, find out more at Please visit Teri’s website at for more information and to connect with her. Teri is also on Facebook at and on Twitter@angelspeakers, Instagram @tazzie321, and snapchat. You can email Teri at Music Attribution 'Havens Above' theme music taken from 'Aural Architecture' by alucidnation. / / . If you're interested in buying CDs and/or digital then you could use the 'gift' facility via BandCamp: .