The Light Podcast

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  1. 1 ggail44
    March 10, 2023 at 4:40 pm

    Hello everyone. Guess I’ll have to sign up on Audible

  2. 3 carla4obama
    March 10, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    What a beautiful photo of our FLOTUS!

  3. 6 ggail44
    March 10, 2023 at 11:39 pm

  4. 8 ggail44
    March 10, 2023 at 11:42 pm

  5. 9 ggail44
    March 11, 2023 at 12:17 pm

  6. 11 ggail44
    March 11, 2023 at 12:24 pm

  7. 12 ggail44
    March 11, 2023 at 12:32 pm

  8. 13 ggail44
    March 11, 2023 at 1:13 pm

  9. 14 ggail44
    March 11, 2023 at 1:26 pm

  10. 17 ggail44
    March 11, 2023 at 1:34 pm

  11. March 11, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Top o’ the morning to you ggail and TOD !!

  12. March 11, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    WH Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre:
    As the President says, “Show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.”

    The President values:
    ➡️Investing in 🇺🇸
    ➡️Protecting Social Security & Medicare
    ⬇️Lowering costs
    ⬇️Cutting the deficit by $3 trillion

    What do Republicans value?

    • March 11, 2023 at 1:40 pm

      Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, OMB Director Shalanda Young, and CEA Chair Cecilia Rouse

      And it’s built around four key values.

      First, giving families more breathing room. What does that mean? We’re talking about lowering prescription drug costs, lowering healthcare costs, lowering housing costs, lowering college costs, and lowering childcare costs. And if you have a child in daycare anywhere around here, you will understand why families need that breathing room.

      Second, the budget protects and strengthens Medicare and Social Security, all while some congressional Republicans have threatened to cut them.

      The President has been crystal clear: These are more than programs; they are promises to American seniors. That’s why the budget extends the life of Medicare trust fund by at least 25 years and rejects any effort to cut Social Security benefits. That is off the table, full stop.

      Third, this budget invests in America: boosting American manufacturing, making our communities safer, strengthening our national security, cutting taxes for working families, and much more. That’s the way you grow an economy from the bottom up and the middle out.

      And fourth, this budget reduces the deficit. Remember, this is not new to this President. He cut the deficit by $1.7 trillion his first two years in office. And the Inflation Reduction Act will reduce the deficit by hundreds of billions more.

      This year’s budget will reduce the deficit by nearly $3 trillion dollars over 10 years by asking the wealthy and big corporations to begin to pay their fair share and by cutting wasteful spending on special interests. That includes by reforming our tax code to ensure no billionaire pays a lower tax rate than a teacher and a firefighter in this country. That’s a clear contrast with congressional Republicans.


  13. March 11, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    Atrocities against women

  14. March 11, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Black Mississippi capital distrusts plans by white officials
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Random gunfire, repeated break-ins and a decaying city water system are constant challenges at Mom’s Dream Kitchen, the soul food restaurant Timothy Norris’ mother opened 35 years ago in Mississippi’s capital.
    Emily Wagster Pettus: (https://apnews.com/article/jackson-mississippi-government-judges-local-control-15ced19f16f22c454c505704ef7d943c)

  15. March 11, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    U.S. mass killings linked to extremism spiked over the last decade
    The number of U.S. mass killings linked to extremism over the past decade was at least three times higher than the total from any other 10-year period since the 1970s.

  16. March 11, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Jordan lecturing about subpoena compliance

  17. March 11, 2023 at 1:49 pm

  18. March 11, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    “The Senate on Wednesday voted to block Washington, D.C., from enacting a sweeping revision of the city’s criminal code, with 33 Democrats joining a Republican-led push to override the District of Columbia City Council’s plan.

    The disapproval bill, which was passed in the House of Representatives last month, marks the first time in more than 30 years that Congress has exercised its power to override a decision by local leaders in the nation’s capital.”

    • March 11, 2023 at 1:51 pm

      Taxation without representation:

      “Despite 700,000 residents who live, work and pay taxes here, Congress must still approve the laws passed locally. And, they have chosen this one to play politics under the guise of public safety.

      A committee met for over a year to develop the necessary, long-overdue revisions. But, now, the same people who would like you to believe CRT is destroying elementary schools, have become overnight experts on 1000s of pages of DC code.
      (Amaretto Morris)

  19. March 11, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    —yes it happened.

  20. March 11, 2023 at 1:57 pm


  21. March 11, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Paul Rudd questions to nasa

  22. 35 ggail44
    March 11, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    Tennessee – really?

  23. March 11, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    The Wrap: Intergenerational trauma

    Celebrate Women’s History Month.
    The Aunties of Reservation Dogs

    Celebrate the talented Indigenous women from FX’s hit television series Reservation Dogs who are changing the narrative of contemporary Indigenous women on screen. Join the National Museum of the American Indian in a conversation with one of the writers/directors and the actors who play the comedic and sassy aunties. The discussion will provide insight into the representation of Indigenous women in the media, the importance of their stories being told in their own voices, their role in breaking stereotypes, and the power of humor in storytelling.

    Tazbah Rose Chavez (Nüümü/Diné/San Carlos Apache) is a performance poet turned television writer and director from the Bishop Paiute Reservation. She is currently co-executive producer/episodic director on FX’s Peabody award-winning series, Reservation Dogs, created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi….

    Sarah Podemski is an Anishinaabe/Ashkenazi multidisciplinary artist from Toronto. From her first role in the German TV series Blue Hawk at the age of 11 to her award-winning performance in the TIFF selection Mekko, directed by Sterlin Harjo, she has been passionate about recreating the Indigenous narrative that has been misrepresented since the beginning of cinema…

    Tamara Podemski is an Anishinaabe/Ashkenazi multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Toronto. For the past 30 years she has made a name for herself on stage and screen, amplifying underrepresented and marginalized voices. She is avid about telling the authentic stories of Indigenous women while fighting to correct the colonial narrative pervasive in the film and television industry.
    Having grandparents who are both Holocaust survivors and residential school survivors, Podemski speaks openly about issues of intergenerational trauma, reconciliation, and inherited legacies of oppressed peoples…

    Jana Schmieding (Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux) is a true multihyphenate star on the rise, making her mark on the entertainment industry as an actor, writer, comedian, and

    • March 11, 2023 at 3:50 pm

      ….content creator. Jana has been a longtime spokesperson for raising awareness around Native issues and bringing Native stories to mainstream audiences…

      Nathalie Standingcloud is a Cherokee, Creek, Salish, and Wenatchi actress, model, and artist from Oklahoma. Her works include graphic design, mural painting, and permanent body art. Standingcloud’s artistic style is often complimented by her linework and is influenced by her love of 90s pop culture mixed with traditional stories.

      Cindy Benitez (Moderator) is a program manager at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. She curates and runs the museum’s annual Native Cinema Showcase, hosts film and conversation series, and curates international film showcases.

      Video: (https://nmai.brandlive.com/reservation-dogs-2023/en/session/53c41bfe-8c7a-11ed-a9a1-45a69d91f0e3)

  24. March 11, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    Variety and IllumiNative to Host Rising Native Voices Event at SXSW
    By wcinkala
    Variety and IllumiNative are partnering with SXSW to host a panel on the importance of Native American representation in Hollywood.
    —–imho so great when native ams play native ams!

  25. March 11, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    –we used to skip but not like this !

  26. March 11, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    First Asian rock opera debuts mid-March
    By Allyson Pang

    In 2017, bassist Simon Tam wanted to trademark the name of his Asian American rock band, “The Slants,” which aimed to take back the slur and empower the Asian community. However, because it was viewed as derogatory, the Patent and Trademark office rejected Tam’s request. Tam did not expect this fight for their band’s name to be trademarked to go all the way to the Supreme Court, but he did and he ultimately won.”

    “Tam transformed his story in the Supreme Court into Slanted: An American Rock Opera through the New Works Collective program in the Opera Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri.”


  27. March 11, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    “Make Us Visible” launched an event to battle Anti-Asian Hate
    by Zhuoer Liu
    The national organization “Make Us Visible” launched a kick-off event to fight against Anti-Asian hate crimes through education in Washington Saturday.
    “The group’s goal is to highlight the achievements and contributions of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States and to include this in the K-12 curriculum.”

  28. March 11, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    D.O. (EXO) lights up the table.
    —-congrats on new chapters, acting career !!!

  29. 46 ggail44
    March 11, 2023 at 7:13 pm

  30. March 12, 2023 at 12:43 am

    —so fab.

  31. March 12, 2023 at 1:25 am

  32. March 12, 2023 at 4:31 am

    Hello TOD, dropping to send you love, & maybe a couple of retro shake your whatevers! Or swing your whatevers!😜😂

    • 51 jacquelineoboomer
      March 12, 2023 at 10:36 pm

      I’ll never be too old to shake and swing – ha – even if it’s only when nobody’s around!

  33. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    March 12, 2023 at 10:35 pm

    Watching the Oscars, and they just had a commercial for The Light podcast!

  34. 53 ggail44
    March 13, 2023 at 12:24 am

  35. 54 ggail44
    March 13, 2023 at 12:32 am

  36. 55 ggail44
    March 13, 2023 at 12:40 am


  37. March 13, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Oscars 2023 Winners: Full List of the 95th Academy Awards Winners!
    Jim Donnelly:

  38. March 13, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Ms. Carter

  39. March 13, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    Navalny, Best Documentary Feature

    Alexei Navalny, leader of Russian Opposition, still in solitary for “Vladmir Putin’s unjust war of aggression in Ukraine.”

    Yulia: “my husband is in prison just for telling the truth…just for defending democracy. Alexei, I am dreaming of the day when you will be free, when our country will be free. Stay strong, my love.”

  40. March 13, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Best picture EEE

    “The world is changing rapidly and I fear that our stories are not keeping at pace.”

  41. March 13, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Beautiful congrats to Michelle Yeoh !!!

    Michelle Yeoh Becomes First Asian Actress to Win an Oscar
    ——Ms Yeoh on cast and crew of ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ which wrapped just as Covid lockdown began: “We went through it with such love.” They did a 15-minute warm up together first thing every day.

  42. March 13, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (the Daniels) accept the Best Directing Oscar for ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

    “or dressing in drag when I was a kid, which was a threat to nobody.”
    “if you watch this I hope you know you never have to line up to this standard.”
    “there is greatness in every single person.”

  43. March 13, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    Presenters Jonathan Majors and Michael B. Jordan.

    Congrats Brendan Frazier for Best Actor Oscar, ‘The Whale’!!

  44. March 13, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Sarah Polley wins the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for ‘Women Talking’

  45. March 13, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    Volker Bertelsmann, Best Original Score

  46. March 13, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    The Elephant Whisperers

    Best Documentary Short Film

  47. March 13, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    ‘An Irish Goodbye’

  48. March 13, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    casual moment

    Ke Huy Quan: “My journey started on a boat. I spent a year in a refugee camp. And somehow I ended up here on Hollywood’s biggest stage.”

    Harrison Ford and the young Ke Huy Quan

  49. March 13, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    Austin Butler Opens Up About ‘Elvis’: ‘It Really Felt as Though My Life Was on the Line’

    —imho felt the voters were looking out for him when they didn’t give him the Oscar this time around.

  50. March 13, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    Cate Blanchett
    —remembering years since when director said she’s “an orchestra all on her own”.

  51. March 13, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    took 21 years for woman of color to win best actress

  52. March 13, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Ms. Bassett

  53. March 13, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    Guillermo del Toro

  54. March 13, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Jamie Lee Curtis

  55. March 13, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    Rihanna – Lift Me Up – Oscars 2023

  56. March 13, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    Lady Gaga – Hold My Hand
    Oscars 2023

  57. March 13, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    Malala: “I only talk about peace.”

  58. March 13, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh

  59. 85 Nerdy Wonka
    March 13, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    New post.


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