Christian brothers and sisters, we have one of our local school board members visiting this week. Terry Smith joins on to discuss policies he deals with being on the school board. What drives his decision making? What can we expect if the government mandates vaccines? Terry Smith joins True Discussion this week to dive into it. #vaccine #education #students #localgovernmentIf you like our content, we ask that you please give it a big thumbs up and share. If you want to stay in the christian loop and learn how to discuss things through the christian world view then please subscribe so you don't miss any topic covered by True Discussion.Follow us onFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/truediscussionmedia/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/truediscussion/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWge0h38KVNV7mfb5MlIE4wApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-discussion-podcast/id1529597732Spotify: spotify:show:7F4dbmXpgobg03xGCSBSC1
School Bus Figure 8s With Jack Franzil & Terry Smith
Hammer Down Racing Report
Veteran Flat Rock and Toledo Speedway stock car (and school bus figure 8) drivers and current tech inspectors Jack Franzil and Terry Smith join us to talk about their careers and school bus figure 8 racing. Plus all the latest racing new and results.
Back in 2013 a young boy from Riverside County was reported missing. The whole community rallied together in the search for the 11 year old. He was found days later buried in a shallow grave on his own property.
#16: Tora Rocha and Terry Smith - The Pollinator Posse Part 2 - What Landowners Can Do to Create Habitat
Today’s guests are Tora Rocha and Terry Smith, founders of the Oakland, California based Pollinator Posse. The Pollinator Posse creates pollinator-friendly landscaping and fosters appreciation of local ecosystems through outreach, education and direct action. They engage with municipalities, land owners, golf courses, garden groups, and the general public to help people become better stewards of the land.In Part 1 we discussed Tora and Terry’s background and what the Pollinator Posse does. We also got deep into the frightening collapse of the Western Monarch Butterfly population, including a lot of background on Monarch’s life history and what people across the USA can do to support these charismatic creatures. So, if you’re interested in creative ways to engage the public to take better care of the land, or want to learn more about Monarch Butterflies, be sure to go back and give it a listen.In Part 2, we get deeper into what homeowners and landowners can do to support their habitats. This is a critical and undervalued part of conservation efforts. Pollinators and insects in general are foundational to the health of our ecocystems, whether for their services pollinating fruits and vegetables, or as a foundational food source for animals higher up the food chain. From an ecosystem perspective, all of our properties are connected. Consider how easily insects, birds, squirrels, and other animals travel from yard to yard. With that in mind, just one yard unknowingly contaminated with systemic pesticides can result in an outsized blast radius.I was surprised to learn from Tora and Terry that most plants purchased from the big box stores are pre-treated with systemic pesticides called neonicotinoids, and these have long term devastating effects. They offer tips on avoiding these pesticides. We also discuss BT plants, the impact of fungicides, and more.They also discuss easy steps to add habitat to your yard - and the good news is much of the approach is to just be lazy! I think you’ll be excited to hear what they have to say.You can find out more at pollinatorposse.org or their Facebook group. People and OrganizationsArt Shapiro - University of California Davis Professor with longest continuously monitored study sites. See Art's work here. This Bay Nature article discusses Shapiro's work and the insect apocalypse.Journey North - a 25 year citizen science program tracking migrations, now associated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison ArboretumKaren Overhauser - Professor and Director of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum. Her study about Monarch diapause triggers was mentioned in Part 1Monarch Joint Venture - a partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic programs working together to protect the monarch migration across the USAPlant Lists - The Pollinator Posse has some plant lists to help California gardeners with bees and pollinatorsWestern Monarch Advocates - an overarching entity that connects groups and individuals who share a common goal of saving the western MonarchsXerces Society - one of the largest invertebrate conservation groups. They have many resources about monarchs and habitat creation and habitat gardening
#15: Tora Rocha and Terry Smith - The Pollinator Posse on Monarchs, their Amazing Lifecycle, and Their Frightening Decline in the West - Part 1
Today’s guests are Tora Rocha and Terry Smith, founders of the Oakland, California based Pollinator Posse. The Pollinator Posse creates pollinator-friendly landscaping and fosters appreciation of local ecosystems through outreach, education and direct action. They engage with municipalities, land owners, golf courses, garden groups, and the general public to help people become better stewards of the land.Terry and Tora make a wonderful team, and have made a huge impact in northern California on a number of fronts. So much so that Tora was recently awarded the Jefferson Award.Our conversation was wide ranging - and as a result I decided to divide it into two episodes! Today we discuss the origin of the Pollinator Posse and the good fortune that brought Tora and Terry together. We discuss a few of the Posse’s current areas of focus and how they engage the public, including their creative Tees for Bees program that raises awareness about the importance of sustainable landscape practices at golf courses.Much of today’s episode focuses on the dire situation with the western population of the Monarch butterfly. Western monarchs have distinct behaviors from those seen in the eastern United States, and their population has crashed to frightening lows, well below what is thought to be sustainable. This crash has corresponded with surprising behavioral changes that the Posse is working to better document, along with their conservation partners. We discuss the Monarch’s life cycle including their mind-blowing metamorphosis, what distinguishes the western population from the eastern population (east of the Rocky Mountains), how populations are even measured in the first place, why they migrate, and the odd behavioral changes suddenly observed in 2020. We also discuss what individuals and land owners can do to help, such as managing the divisive Tropical MilkweedNext week’s part two continues the discussion of the dramatic decline of insects and what homeowners can do to create better habitat. We discuss the impact of systemic pesticides such as neonicotinoids and how to avoid purchasing plants that are pre-treated with these long lasting pesticides. We also discuss how healthy habitat gardening is actually less work than maintaining a lawn or traditional garden, and the importance of leaving “messy” areas - which are important for the lifecycle of insects.You can find out more at pollinatorposse.org or their Facebook group.People and OrganizationsArt Shapiro - University of California Davis Professor with longest continuously monitored study sites. See Art's work here.Journey North - a 25 year citizen science program tracking migrations, now associated with the University of Wisconsin ArboretumKaren Overhauser - Professor and Director of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum. Her study about Monarch diapause triggers was mentioned in Part 1Monarch Joint Venture - a partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses and academic programs working together to protect the monarch migration across the USAPlant Lists - The Pollinator Posse has plant lists to help California gardeners with bees and pollinatorsWestern Monarch Advocates - an overarching entity that connects groups and individuals who share a common goal of saving the western MonarchsXerces Society - one of the largest invertebrate conservation groups. They have many resources about monarchs and habitat creation and habitat gardening
Episode 15 - Design & Diversity feat. Terry Smith Part II
Hockey Jersey Addicts
We invite Terry Smith, designer of the Sharks logo, back on our program for another discussion on design, diversity, and the San Jose Sharks. Terry created custom skates for a few players in the NHL to support Black History Month, with a design that features Willie O'Ree. Bauer just released the designs publicly, so in this episode, you get to hear from the designer himself the process that went into those skates. Additionally, Terry will be designing a diversity and inclusion warmup jersey for the Sharks set to debut Mar 20 and while we can't discuss just how awesome that design is, we do get to brainstorm on ways to have his jersey and his other design ideas reach a wider fanbase. Never before heard stories on the Sharks beginnings, behind the scenes with one of the biggest names in sports logo design, what could be better? Well I have a panel of Sharks jersey addicts with me to ask all the right questions. Thanks to TheJerseyKeeper, Norcal.Jerseys, and my Sharks fan & good friend James Crosby for making this an incredible episode.
In this episode of the Maven Money Personal Finance Podcast… Andy drills down into active management and the might Terry Smith. Quick Preview of the Podcast: Active management The Fundsmith Owner Manual Wise principles from an industry giant Links: Master Investor 2014 Fundsmith Annual Shareholders Meeting 2020 Fundsmith Owners Manual pdf Humans Under Management Andy Hart Leave a review! Don't forget to check out the Maven Adviser website for more great content. So sit back and enjoy unrivalled words of wisdom from Andy Hart - host of the UK’s premier personal finance show. Is there a topic you’d like Andy to cover? We’d love to hear from you! Contact Andy Hart directly with any comments / feedback on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can reach out on Twitter @MavenAdviser.
How do you move from being co-workers to great friends to a business couple that helps Multi-million and Billion dollar organisations get their internal language aligned. Have a listen to Mark & Terry as they share their story on achieving just that whilst moving halfway across the world to set up in Sydney Australia. Please enjoy!Learn More:Intraversed WebsiteFacebookLinkedIn Some highlights from this episode:It’s crucial that everyone within an organisation be on the same page using the same language otherwise it’s a case of “What you think I said is not what I think you heard”We’ve evolved through time. We started as a professional services company which required us to be on-site delivering our training. We realised this was not sustainable or scalable and thought: How can we change/productise what we do so we can step away from the business at some point. It’s a work in progress that’s going well. TerryCovid has helped us. We were already transitioning our education to be more online but up until that point we were still expected to travel to the client’s site. We’d be in Melbourne one week and Brisbane the next. Now everything revolves around zoom meetings which is saving us an awful lot of time and money and lets us be more cost-effective for our clients. And we can take care of more clients at the one time. MarkBetween us, I tend to be a little bit too big picture and Terry digs really deep into the detail (which is important) and somewhere we seem to meet in the middle which works. As a working couple, it’s really important to understand this. Mark The best thing about being a business couple is also the worst thing. Quite often we are talking or thinking about the business, even in our spare time. But we’re also able to take a bottle of wine out to the deck and sit in the sunshine and have a pleasant time talking about a problem in the business. Mark & TerryIt’s difficult competing against big companies spreading ill-advised solutions. One way we’ve done this is by enrolling in DENT/KPI (an entrepreneurial program). That’s been a game-changer for us. It helped us realise that we can tackle this problem by putting together assets (blogs/brochures etc) to educate our market. Any problem can be solved over a glass of wine. MarkSecret Sauce: RESPECT! MarkTo escape and have some individual time. I play music and Terry reads books and watches movies and has art projects. This works well. We’re not co-dependent. It’s important as a couple to have individual time. MarkThere is a separation between business and personal life. That’s important. If in your personal relationship you can’t tackle a problem together without bringing emotion into it, if you can’t do that and work something through to get a solution you’re not going to be able to do it in your business life. TerryYou need to be able to be transparent, feel free to speak your mind, not be concerned that you’re going to hurt someone’s feelings and be able to take your partner’s point of view on board. Be professional about it. You’ve got to feel free to challenge. A robust business couple team needs to be able to have arguments, open debates and disagreements in their workplace and then leave it behind once that conversation is over and you’re on your own time. TerryStarting a business is like starting a fire. You’ve got to get one going really well before you start another one. Stoke that one fire. Mark