COVID Symposium: Ricochet Members Speak

The coverage surrounding COVID-19 is mostly pundits, politicians, and policy wonks yelling at each other. If you want to end the lockdown, they say you want old people to die. If you want to extend the lockdown, they say you want to destroy the economy. This leaves out the rest of us: that vast majority of everyday people who want to protect our physical health along with our economic health. Teachers, nurses, small business owners, and parents from coast to coast are being ignored. And we want to give all of you a voice.

In this symposium hosted by Bethany Mandel and Jon Gabriel we hear from Ricochet members across the country (and even in South Korea!) about how their lives have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We hear from an Oklahoman living in South Korea, a pet store worker in Minnesota, a soon to be retired aerospace employee in Washington State, and we listen to stories from Georgia, Maryland, Louisiana, Arizona, and New Hampshire.

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  1. Leslie Watkins Inactive
    Leslie WatkinsJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I really got a lot out of this. Thanks.

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    • May 18, 2020, at 7:19 PM PDT
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  2. Arahant Member

    Interesting session.

    • #2
    • May 19, 2020, at 3:06 AM PDT
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  3. colleenb Member
    colleenbJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I would love if everyone identified themselves a little clearer (if willing to do so). Rushbabe49 was perfect but I missed everyone else’s names and/or Ricochet name so that I could make sure I check their posts – like the gentleman living in Korea. I think I’ve read some of his posts but would want to make sure I try to read them. Excellent session and great to hear from the middle of the US. I’m, unfortunately, in the DC swamp area.

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    • May 20, 2020, at 7:56 AM PDT
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  4. The Cynthonian Member

    @max or @blueyeti, can you do anything about the volume on this episode? I would love to listen to the entire thing, but I’m straining to hear it, even with the volume maxed out.

    • #4
    • May 20, 2020, at 9:48 PM PDT
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  5. RufusRJones Member

    The Cynthonian (View Comment):

    @max or @blueyeti, can you do anything about the volume on this episode? I would love to listen to the entire thing, but I’m straining to hear it, even with the volume maxed out.

    It would be nice if Jon got better gear

    • #5
    • May 20, 2020, at 10:52 PM PDT
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  6. colleenb Member
    colleenbJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    The Cynthonian (View Comment):

    @max or @blueyeti, can you do anything about the volume on this episode? I would love to listen to the entire thing, but I’m straining to hear it, even with the volume maxed out.

    It would be nice if Jon got better gear

    He should hire Dave Carter to set up a studio.

    • #6
    • May 21, 2020, at 1:41 AM PDT
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  7. kedavis Member

    Wow I had no idea. I hadn’t even looked at it before.

    Here I am to the rescue again. :-)

    Try this, I boosted it 14 dB. !!! (I could have gone a little more, but there were some peaks I didn’t want to lose.)

    https://www.adrive.com/public/jNj2tP/COVID%20Symposium_%20Ricochet%20Members%20Sp%20%20BOOSTED.mp3

    If Yeti et al want to adopt this version as the new “official” one, that’s fine with me.

     

    • #7
    • May 21, 2020, at 3:36 AM PDT
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  8. JimGoneWild Coolidge

    Tough to hear.

    • #8
    • May 22, 2020, at 8:53 AM PDT
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  9. The Cynthonian Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wow I had no idea. I hadn’t even looked at it before.

    Here I am to the rescue again. :-)

    Try this, I boosted it 14 dB. !!! (I could have gone a little more, but there were some peaks I didn’t want to lose.)

    https://www.adrive.com/public/jNj2tP/COVID%20Symposium_%20Ricochet%20Members%20Sp%20%20BOOSTED.mp3

    If Yeti et al want to adopt this version as the new “official” one, that’s fine with me.

     

    Thanks, @kedavis! I was able to listen to it at reasonable volume!

    • #9
    • May 22, 2020, at 11:39 AM PDT
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