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61 minutes | Mar 6, 2018
004 - Surviving Las Vegas
Denise and Ralph Balbin join the show to talk about their experience escaping the Las Vegas Massacre. On Oct 1, 2017, during the final night of the festival Route 91 country music festival in Las Vegas, NV, a gunman opened fire from the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel, killing 58 people and wounding 851 in what is the deadliest mass shooting from a single individual in our nation's history. Recorded a little more than 4 months after the event, in February of 2018, Denise and Ralph recall their experience that night, escaping the concert with little more than scrapes and bruises.Of course, being part of something so traumatic extols more than just physical harm, so they also go on to detail how they have progressed in getting back to normal and the resulting lessons and perspective gained. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
58 minutes | Feb 20, 2018
003 - Author and Feminist Tammy Kaehler
Tammy Kaehler joins the show to discuss the process of becoming a published author, covering the inspiration to do it, resources that helped her get started, and the joys of trying to get published. We then discuss the research that was required to write authentic racing scenes for her murder mysteries, which take place in the world of ALMS and, more recently, Indy Car racing. Currently there are 5 novels staring Kate Reilly, who drives the racecar and solves the mysteries. Feminism is a part of Tammy's identity, so we go into a discussion about what that means to her in today's world and how it impacts her writing. A lot of her philosophy boils down to encouraging girls to follow their interests and doing what's right for you. We wrap up with some advice from Tammy, both for aspiring writers and for life in general.For more information about Tammy Kaehler or the Kate Reilly novels, check out www.TammyKaehler.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
002 - Chris Blair of NASA
This episode features Chris Blair, who works in the Communications Departments for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. In addition to his work with NASA, Chris talks about making a serious mid-life career transition and encourages others to think about their passions and how those might motivate a career transition. Chris discusses what he does for the Center currently along with previous roles like running the Facebook page for a NASA center. We then get into Chris' backstory, which took him from high school band director to education outreach at Kennedy Space Center and how he made the transition from public education to NASA outreach. As part of the discussion for this outreach, Chris references resources for parents and teachers, including:The NASA Educator Resource CentersEducation Express e-mail list From there, Chris talks about some common misconceptions he has heard about NASA. One of which is that there are numerous centers around the country, which can be found on this interactive map of NASA Centers and Facilities. A connection between the education and communication outreach efforts is generating public interest. Making people aware of what NASA does, what opportunities may be available, and getting them excited in order to turn people into champions for NASA. Finally, we wrap up with Chris' favorite parts of his time at NASA and the biggest lesson he has learned from his career transition. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20 minutes | Jan 23, 2018
001 - Judge Yosh Yamanaka
In this episode of the podcast, retired judge Yosh Yamanaka explains his transition from attorney to judge in the area of worker's compensation law and why that was the right move for him. He then goes on to explain what a typical week looked like. Later in the episode, Yosh speaks of cases where people in his courtroom exposed themselves as frauds. Finally, we wrap up with advice for aspiring judges and Yosh's look back on some key points in his time in the role. A special note: this is our first recorded episode, so it might be a little rough around the edges. Thanks for listening! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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