Another guest in Chris Mueller joins us to chat about the good start Orlando City had to this season and in general how he prefers the Florida heat over the Chicago climate. He takes us through his college days and how those years helped him make an immediate impact once he got drafted 6th overall in 2018. Fabi’s trivia questions reveal some interesting stats about the 3 of us while Chris’ off the field approach has helped him emerge as one of the best players in MLS in the 2020 season. He takes us through his well deserved first call up to the USMNT and reveals some really exciting news about his ‘Be The Best’ project.
EPISODE 9: DEFUNDING, ABOLISHING, AND RECONSTRUCTING THE POLICE SYSTEM W/ CHRIS MUELLER
According to Weeze
I️n this episode Weeze and Chris talk about what it means to defund, abolish, reconstruct, and reimagine the policing system. We all know the institution of police is not answering the needs of the people. It’s a system that’s heavily funded, backed by legislation, and damn near impossible to hold police accountable. What would it look like to reallocate funds so we’re investing in social services like crisis response teams? What if marginalized communities had agency, power, and control over how this new institution was reimagined? What if we poured the obnoxious budget the police system gets into education, health care, affordable housing, workforce development, job opportunities with livable wages, etc.? What if we looked at how we police each other on a daily basis and restructured that too? Listen in!!! ABOUT WEEZE Louiza Doran, known and referred to as Weeze, is a cis-het Amazigh* female-identifying human who uses she/her/they/them pronouns. She’s known as a coach, podcast host, advocate, agent of change, strategist, and educator (to name a few) but is ultimately a compassionate provocateur that is out to help folks uncover their path of possibility. ABOUT CHRIS Chris Mueller is a communicator by nature, strategist by training, and organizer at heart directing the firm's creative design and storytelling studio. Born and raised in the East Bay, he studied at UC Berkeley and has over a decade of storytelling experience for progressive organizations in human rights, and social and economic justice. He will happily discuss everything from Frederick Douglass and Joseph Campbell to DMX and the World Champion Golden State Warriors. IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT The reality of police union lobbying power how much money they spend at the municipal level to pass police friendly legislation. How the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act is trying to allocate hundreds of millions of dollars to police training and reform that we know doesn't work! We have to get more surgical about the way police union contracts are written because there are amendments and line items that make it difficult to hold police accountable. How affluent whyte communities experience police vs. marginalized communities. What it means to defund, abolish, and reconstruct the police system. Abolition as a way for us to rid ourselves of how we police each other. The connection between police reform and gun control, and what we need to address. ICE now offering classes to teach everyday citizens how to arrest immigrants! Orienting ourselves toward accomplishing equity and justice on a systemic level. CALL TO ACTION Chris’ firm is hiring for two new fellow positions. Candidates are encouraged to apply here: https://www.thinkrubix.com/careers Research The Breathe Act at https://breatheact.org Find an organization and make an assessment about what kind of contribution you can make. Sign up for the Never Again News Network (NANN) at https://nowyouknow.podia.com/nann RESOURCES Why Police Reform Fails Podcast Episode - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why-police-reform-fails/id886009669?i=1000520754910 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CAp3xvZCK8gQT4RqUVl63ikHTKD8C52G/view?usp=sharing FOLLOW WEEZE TO STAY ENGAGED Website: https://www.accordingtoweeze.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/accordingtoweeze Podia: https://accordingtoweeze.podia.com/weeze FOLLOW CHRIS TO STAY ENGAGED https://www.thinkrubix.com https://www.instagram.com/wethinkrubix/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/thinkrubix https://medium.com/thinkrubix
"Sometimes you just have to take a chance." - Chris Mueller.In this episode, Emmeline sits down with Chris Mueller, Program Director of Deep Ellum Radio and the man behind the moniker at the famous Ghost of Blind Lemon music blog. Since he picked up a piano at age four and a CD of local music in high school, Chris has been obsessed with finding and amplifying the Dallas/Fort Worth bands with whom he most deeply connects. Chris began advocating for musicians through the Ghost of Blind Lemon blog, then quickly became a booking agent and a radio host. From his annual Ghosty Awards to his work with Foundation 45, Chris continues to surround himself with local music and opportunities for community improvement. He and Emmeline discuss the origins of mental health advocates, Foundation 45; the importance of real, lasting friendships among creatives; and how important it is to keep working at your craft in spite of the doubtful voices that plague. To follow Chris's journey, find him on Instagram at @ghostofblindlemon or check out his blog at GhostofBlindLemon.com. To submit your music to Chris's show on Deep Ellum Radio, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more about Journey of an Artist, follow Emmeline on Instagram at @EmmelineMusic.
Ep. 59: Chris Mueller, Ben Contract, Watt, Fans Back
Kyle, Donny and Joe discuss the news of Ben Roethlisberger's new contract, JJ Watt signing with the Arizona Cardinals and fans being back at sporting events in Pittsburgh. They are also joined by 93.7 The Fan's Chris Mueller on the latest episode of the COMON Network Podcast, presented by the United States Air Force Reserve. Be sure to subscribe, rate, review and share today's episode with everyone!
Ep2.82: Title/Relegation breakdown + Orlando/USMNT's Chris Mueller interview
Headlines ft praise for FIFA (huh?) and concussion subs coming to Premier League. Midweek roundup ft Lester looking legit, Frank's future and whether Liverpool should slam the panic button. Power Rankings. Definitive breakdown of which teams are in the title race and relegation battle. Brief weekend preview ft FA Cup plus some good games in Germany and Italy. Also, Sam sits down with Chris Mueller of Orlando City to discuss his time in Madison, experience with USMNT, how many times he's been to Disney World, whether purple works with his aesthetic and if he wins a foot race with Daryl Dike.
Chris Mueller is a veteran an ex police officer and ex Boarder Patrol agent. We caught up with Chris and picked his brain about his experiences in the military all the way to his Boarder patrol experiences. We even touched on a few conspiracies and some detailed stories about his time in the Boarder Patrol. This episode is a must listen. If you are in The San Antonio area make sure you hit up his new business for a tasty treat Brain Freeze Daiquiris.