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♪ >> welcome to the "journal" here on dw-tv. i am brian thomas in berlin. >> i am steve chaid at the business desk. >> calls for restraint after north korean artillery fire killed two soldiers on the south korean island. >> police in europe arrest at least 10 people suspected of planning a terrorist attack. >> at a new book about the pope goes on sale at the vatican says the use of condoms to prevent the spread of aids may be morally justifiable in some circumstances. ♪ >> north and south korea have exchanged artillery fire after
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the north island near the disputed sea border, killing at least two south korean marines. officials in seoul said the skirmish began after p'yongyang warned the south to halt military drills in the area. the u.s. says it plans to consult with allies, including china, to develop a measured and unified response to north korea's artillery attack on south korean territory. >> this amateur video shows yeonpyeong island after the north korean artillery attack. the images show plumes of smoke over the island, dozens of houses were set ablaze. without warning, a garage of shells stricken are the base as well as residential areas. people ran to seek shelter in bunkers. yeonpyeong lies close to the disputed maritime border between north and south korea. it has been a frequent sight of naval skirmishes. people in south korea expressed
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concern about the threat of an escalating conflict. >> i think there will be war with the north. i live near the north, so i felt threatened. >> i do not think there will be full-scale war. the government should take stronger measures. >> after a security meeting, the south korean president was quoted as ordering stern retaliation should the north korean attacks continue. but he also called on officials to prevent the situation from escalating further. the exchange has alarmed countries in the region, notably china, which is one of north korea's few allies. >> we hope that the relevant parties will contribute their share to peace and stability on the korean peninsula. >> for its part, north korea has accused the south of provoking the attack. in any case, this latest border incident leaves relations between the two koreas that a new low point.
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>> for some analysis, we're joined in the studio by my colleague, an expert on the situation on the korean peninsula. you have just been to south korea and have been there a number of times. what can you tell us about this island that was the scene of the artillery exchange? >> i was on a similar island of the south korean coast filming. it is normally idyllic and beautiful landscape. but in this case, the island of yeonpyeong has been the center point of tension already for a long time between north and south korea. there have been a number of serious incidents on that island. in 2000 two, two military vessels were opening fire on each other, leaving more than 20 soldiers killed in that last really serious incident. i mentioned people who live there, they already live with a strong military presence. more than 1000 south korean soldiers on this island. and they live with this threat of military escalation.
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>> why the sudden escalation at this particular time? >> it is actually not a sudden escalation. over the past months, there have been a lot of disputes and tense movements, gunfire at the so- called the militarized zone. and there is the ongoing issue of p'yongyang's nuclear ambitions. many signs of tension. but you have to look at the internal affairs of north korea. there is a handover of power going on. there are physically weak, old dictator's trying to hand over power to the youngest son to the there's a lot of speculation on how smooth this handover pros and if there are rivalries of clans. that is probably part of this car and escalation. >> thank you for that analysis. the united states has 28,000 soldiers in south korea and has condemned the north korean artillery -- artillery attack. china has called for, urging
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both nations to do more to contribute to peace. the nato alliance, the european union, and britain have condemned the north korean attack. the german foreign minister has expressed his concern and called for restraint as well. >> i am extremely worried about this latest development of the fact that force has been used as something that is very worrisome to us in europe. we appeal for moderation from all those involved so that reason and conciliation may prevail. we want to an kenoly appeal to those involved to know act and respond calmly. >> the german foreign minister there. in other news, police have detained 10 suspected islamic extremists in belgium, the netherlands, and germany. there will to a terrorist cell that was appointing an attack and belgium. there were also reported the
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reporting -- getting members for its shares provide chechnya. it follows a long-running investigation. authorities have rejected any link to recent terrorist warnings in germany. the european union has called on ireland to keep its budget on schedule so the country can access much-needed bailout funds. the eu monetary affairs chief said it was essential that ireland adopt this austerity budget on time in december during a parliamentary session. the main opposition party called on the prime minister to bring forward the announcement of the 2011 budget to next week. the challenge was rejected as well as calls for a snap election. the embattled prime minister said he will dissolve parliament next year after budget proceedings are complete. over to steve. the german chancellor has been talking about the economy here and the larger eurozone. >> yes, chancellor merkel has
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reiterated her support for the euro. she is facing a bill from german industry. she has highlighted the serious challenges facing the single european currency in the wake of the financial woes facing ireland and greece. speaking at the annual conference of german employers, merkel said the eurozone is in an extraordinarily serious situation and reemphasized the importance of restoring adherence to the stability and growth pact. meanwhile, the message from employers to the chancellor was the german industry news the government to create a better business climate to help foster the economic recovery here. >> this cell phone controlled mini copter provided it amusement for delegates during breaks at the conference. but representatives from industry and more than just executive toys to smile about this year. >> we are now creating new jobs, and the fall of unemployment is
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the first payback for all our efforts. >> the both business leaders and chancellor angela merkel are worried about the shaky state of the eurozone countries. as an export-driven economy, germany needs a stable currency and structures to keep it that way. >> we will make sure that the current crisis response mechanism, which we support in its present form, is replaced by a permanent system. we want more responsibility from those who earn a lot on certain government bonds. i will continue to insist on that. >> the head of the german employers' association called for harsh sanctions on eu countries to break the rules on financial stability, saying the situation in some states was jeopardizing germany's economy. >> the european union and
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international monetary fund inspectors say greece has made enough of an effort to meet its 2010 deficit target to qualify for the next 9 billion euros installment of its emergency loan. greece will narrowly missed the target but pledged new fiscal measures to comply with its 110 billion euros bailout. meanwhile, a greek citizens continue to express their dismay at the austerity measures. >> strikes have become a common occurrence in greece recently. on tuesday, public-sector workers were out on the streets of the capital, athens. there were protesting cuts to their pay as part of the austerity package. many in greece say they're not prepared to shoulder the burden of the financial crisis. >> by cutting wages and benefits, the workers have no other choice than to take to the streets and fight for what they have lost. >> strikes have hit most aspects
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of daily life in greece. ferry services between the mainland and the aegean islands were brought to a standstill again on tuesday. garbage has been piling up on the streets as workers at the municipal collection company have been on strike for several days. >> in germany, consumer confidence has risen to the highest level in more than three years. latest figures from the market research institute showed a bigger rise than expected, with people more confident of keeping their jobs and boosting earnings. that is a very good news for retailers ahead of the christmas shopping season. on tuesday's market action. german shares retreated for the second day. amid renewed attention on the korean peninsula and continued concerns that europe's a debt crisis will continue to spread. our correspondent says this summary from frankfurt. >> investors did not manage to respond positively to a lot of positive economic indicators
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this tuesday. the gfk index for consumer climate came in stronger than expected. and the purchasing managers' indices for germany and eurozone, also. and the u.s. gdp for the third quarter was revised upwards to 2.5%. still, the news that artillery fire was shot from north to south korea overcast all of this. what also might have played a role is that the thanksgiving weekend in the united states is coming nearer. american investors are refraining from any risk ahead of this. >> all right, we stay in frankfurt for a closer look at the numbers. the dax index finishing sharply lower at 6705. the euro stoxx 50 experiencing an even more dramatic sell-off, sliding all the way down to 2739 points. in new york, the dow jones experiencing triple digit losses in the last hour of trading.
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the dow down at 1124. and the euro also down against other major currencies this tuesday. trading at a value of $1.3369. the german economy continues to grow, albeit at levels below the record numbers scored earlier this year. a rate of 2.3. sun was at the good news. gdp growth has slowed to just 0.7% in the third quarter. analysts say that exports continue to drive the german economy, but domestic consumers have also been doing their part by increasing their spending. back over to brian. >> flags in cambodia at half mast today. cambodians are mourning the 380 victims stampede in the capital. families arrive tiberi victims and pray with family members. it occurred on the narrow bridge to an island where festivities were being held to mark the end of the annual water
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festival, which was attended by millions of visitors. pope benedict's statement that the use of condoms is sometimes morally justifiable to stop aids is valid not only for a gay male prostitutes but also for heterosexuals. that clarification has been called groundbreaking by some theologians, although the vatican says it is in line with the magisterium, the church's teachings on moral issues, and it has to do with actions of conscience and not with condoning enter marital sex and the use of condoms. it came at a news conference to launch the pope's new book. >> new insight from the pope's book have sparked plenty of discussion, some even consider the pope's, as revolutionary. it is based on interviews between pope benedict xvi and a german journalist. >> for many years, i have seen a
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huge discrepancy between who this pope is, what he does, and what he says versus how he is reflected in the media. much of the media, though not all of it. >> pope benedict xvi has been considered an unwavering voice of conservative thought, especially questions involving sexuality. but in the book, he says condoms are acceptable in exceptional cases, like preventing the spread of aids through prostitution. until now, the pope had consistently opposed the use of condoms. but now the pontiff appears to be increasingly addressing the problems of the modern day, and he has even said he would consider resigning if he were no longer capable of meeting the duties of his office. meanwhile, the journalist says readers and not just focus on the pope's comments on condoms, but also on his message on problems around the world and in that the church.
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>> the world's last wild tigers are close to catastrophe. that is according to the russian prime minister vladimir putin. he issued a warning at unprecedented summit aiming to save the animal from extinction. the global tiger summit in st. petersburg is the first-ever meeting of world leaders devoted to saving tigers and has worked out a plan to double the numbers. >> a century ago, an estimated 100,000 tigers still live in the wild. today, as few as 30 two hundred remain. the big cat's dwindling numbers have been the focus of an unprecedented summit in st. petersburg. >> this is not just about the tiger. it is about our understanding as government leaders how important it is to protect nature. >> vladimir putin has announced tougher penalties for poachers
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and smugglers. russia also plans to partner with china in setting up a protected zone for the animals that spans the two countries' pe booming trade in illegal tiger parts which are thought to bring good luck or have medicinal properties. >> we have to react, work together, and decide on concrete steps to save the tiger. >> but the clock is ticking. experts say if countries do not act now, while the tigers could become extinct within a decade. >> here in germany, winter has moved into the country. heavy snowfall caused chaos on some roads. trucks getting stuck in cars skidding off into roadside ditches. to rogers around freezing. several centimeters of snow and icy roads, too. the weather may be rough, but
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the economy in germany is looking good. i will have more on that in one minute. do not go away. ♪ >> you invest time, ids, and it -- ideas, and energy. you always give your very best. and you are mobile. just like usd likew-tv, -- just like us. dw-tv, on your iphone. ♪
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>> welcome back. the german economy has had a surprisingly good year. the hundreds of billions of the government spent on it stimulus packages to save the country's banks and deal with the financial crisis seemed to have paid off. orders and exports are up. companies are hiring again. people are investing in germany. consumer confidence is also back just in time for the traditional christmas shopping season. we will have more on the set of the german economy in just a moment. but first, we went out onto the streets to talk to people about how they see the economic upswing and what impact it is having on their lives. ♪ >> did you notice the upswing?
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>> you see it in the mood of the people. there is a good feeling now in germany. >> i am happy for everyone who is doing better and find work again. >> my family has not noticed it yet, but the business is doing much better than last year. >> you can see people are spending more. >> yes, they're spending more. ♪ >> you always tried to give a lot at christmas. it has nothing to do with the economic situation. >> my family always has enough. >> i would say about 200 euros for the family. >> at christmas, the kids should always get some presence as a reward. -- should get some presents as
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a reward. ♪ >> we are an export-driven economy, and we will profit from china and other asian markets. >> i hope it always goes up and never down. >> germans are hard workers. that is why we're doing well. >> it will keep getting better. >> we hope there will be less unemployment. so that people have more and can spend more. ♪ >> well, that increased consumer confidence has played its part in the economic recovery. the german economy looks set to grow by more than 3% this year. coming so soon after the financial crisis, such numbers
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are impressive, especially when so many other countries are still struggling to emerge from the global downturn. spain, portugal, greece, of course, and now ireland have all taken severe knox and is still in the doldrums. germany, by contrast, is beginning to look like a poster child for recovery. some nations criticized germany's trade surplus in what they say is an old reliance on exports. there are also fears that aid packages for countries like greece and ireland could put a damper on german growth. but for now, the numbers are looking very good. >> germany's economy is running smoothly again. from retail to industry and construction, and germany is back in business. the upbeat sentiment is reflected by the institute's survey of german business confidence. german companies are confident in getting close to reaching record levels after bottoming
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out in 2009. large profits in full order books are helping to shape the german industry's positive view of the future. products made in germany are in high demand, particularly abroad. germany is the second strongest exporting nation, and exports are expected to increase even more this year. but domestic consumption is also growing. germans are buying more. and in so doing, making their country less dependent on exports. this year finally saw domestic demand exceed export growth for the first time since the lows of 2009. domestic demand actually helped spur economic growth more than exports. private consumption is expected to have a bolstering effect on the german economy. contributing to that is the good employment situation with more and more germans finding work. germany's unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in 18 years. and german workers have also
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been getting pay raises this year, putting more money in their pockets. and they are spending it. consumption has been growing steadily throughout the year, a trend leading economic institutes expect to see continue. experts are predicting that next year will see net wages rise yet again, while unemployment numbers go down. this will give consumers confidence that they will continue to have more spending money. retail is already looking forward to a busy christmas season. >> one sector that will also be looking forward to brisker cells that christmas is the advertising industry. during the downturn, advertisers have had a hard time trying to persuade consumers to part with their money. for much of the last two years, many have responded by focusing on affordable products and services. but the signs now that this is starting to change. advertisers are beginning to make more use of the internet,
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and habits made popular by social networking sites. >> commercials are particularly good at seducing, persuading, luring. at least, they were in the past. but during the financial crisis, consumers saved their money and were less susceptible to ads. stinginess is sexy was a successful slogan in germany in the predominant sales strategy. throughout the crisis, a german consumers could only be lured by rock-bottom prices. that is slowly starting to change. >> quality is becoming increasingly important, and longevity is an important factor for most products. there have been some changes. but the price will surely remain the main focus, especially for us germans. >> [speaking foreign language]
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>> the act applies that show- off's are still out of fashion. commercials increasingly feature ordinary, everyday people. >> the image of certain companies and that of people working in advertising was never as bad as it is today. it suffered markedly over the last few years. it is because many people are blaming communication. >> ads are beginning to speak directly to this loss of trust. >> [speaking german] >> new strategies and new channels are luring companies to invest billions in internet and social networks. personal recommendations are the new game in town.
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>> product recommendations are the best thing ever. if a friend tells me that car is good or that one is not, i listen to what he says and at least take a look at the car. >> consumers were not the only ones hit by the crisis. agencies also suffered. >> let's make ads fun again so commercials become part of our culture once more. >> a new wave of entertaining ads have already hit the internet. >> [speaking german] [doorbell rings] [screams] >> advertise are optimistic and businesses up. with luck, this could be the end of the crisis for the advertising industry. >> that is all for our "in
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depth." thank you for joining us. stay with us. ♪ captioned by the national captioning institute ♪ ♪
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this is bay area vista on location, students in the background taking cooking lesson and talking today about life lessons, this doctor is known throughout the education world for his stance and vision for schools and equity in education. then, mandy moore and zachary levi will talk with us about voicing that particular disney movie and a special segment. how to deal with loved ones preparing for life's final transition. there is a lot op our show, lots of lessons to learn. bay area vista is up next.
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welcome to bay area vista. we are focusing on and talking with pedro, really a rock star in the world of education. he has been named by business magazine as the top 100 influential hispanics. he has honorary doctorates. it's wonderful to see you again. >> thanks for having me. >> welcome back to the bay area. >> always great to be back. >> you are the author of seven books, when it comes to public education, or strong advocate but a critic of what is not working well. waiting for superman focused a lot on that and seems to indicate charter schools are the answer. that's not what you say. what do you think has to change for education system to really work well? >> it's important to keep in mind, public schools are the only institution in the country that serves all children because of their background.
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charter schools don't do that. private schools do that. we make sure as we critique and we need to critique the way public schools function, we don't do it where we dismaptel the system -- dismantle to the system. what i try to do is point out the way in which efforts can be improved and strengthened particularly for the most vulnerable. >> african american and latino you written specifically about tissues boys face. why is -- the issues boys face. >> there are a lot of reasons for its, some has to deal with family situation where there may not be enough support. sometimes the schools have low expectations and the black male students are often seen as
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being a problem early on and treated like a problem. self fulfilling the prophesies in schools. i like to teach there are several schools across the country -- graduating large numbers and going on to college and doing very well. the existence of the school is at all proof we need to know. the problems is our inability to create more schools. >> for latino males too, what do you see as being the issues that the end to have them experience alienation in the classroom. >> issues of poverty and masculinity and the way in which sometimes it's constructed in opposition to intellectual pursuit. latino males you are seeing
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immigration as a real challenge. the number one reason why immigrants drop out of school is to work. they drop out to support their familys and themselves. unless we can find ways to convince the kids that staying in school is worth it to them, they can contribute tofamilys and communities we will continue to lose the kids. >> you've been working in education field for a number of years are you optimistic or pessimist when it comes to what you expect to see in the country in the next five years regarding education. >> my nature is to be an optimist. that's generally the way i look at things i like at the bright side. i try to understand the possibilities for good things to happen. i'm also a realist, there is a path we have been taking as a country, no child left behind, we are leaving many children behind. president obama who we thought
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was going to bring change brought continuity with respect to the policies and haven't given us the changes we need. we need to stop focusing on high stakes testing and put how j deliver high quality instruction. we need to stop focusing on gimmicks like charter schools or technology and really get to the basics, how to get parents involved. how to get students to take education seriously. have an environment that's conducive to learning. we have been distracted for too long. >> you were in the bay area and politically active. then you left to go to new york. as you have looked at your career, what have been the highlights that you are most proud of at this point. >> i had the experience of working in a lot of different areas in education as a classroom teacher, working in schools as a elected school
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board member in berkley, also as a researcher, now at new york university. that's given me the ability to see things from different vantage points i work and teach in the schools on a regular basis. that also gives me encouragement and a reason for optimism. so many teachers are working hard. despite the difficult conditions they work under are dedicated to students, go ou the extra mile for the students. i see children who haven't given up on themselves, have hopes and dreams and parents with the same dreams. that gives me reason to believe that this failed or flawed system of public education is certainly worth saving. so many people are still in there depending on it. what we got to do is find a way to revive it to give it the support it needs to do what our country desperately needs it to do. >> it's been a pleasure to talk to you, i remember seeing you
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in the classroom. who would have known -- did you know you would have had the 2 pathyou had what are the words you live by? >> i didn't know exactly what direction i would go in. i was going in a different direction in graduate school than i wound up. my heart was drawn to education because of its practical impact. i'm a fairly practical person. i like to have a concrete. -- i still to meet former students around the country who are principals and superintendents and elected officials. makes me feel good about being an educator, what keeps me go is i can, we can, make a difference if we set our mind to it. education is probably one of the best ways in which to make a difference this the lives of people. >> you certainly made a difference. wonderful to see you again. thanks for talking to us.
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>> now we have been talking about life lessons, now we turn to the subject of hospice. i have a confession to make while i've done interviews about hospice in the past, this time it's personal for me, i have a loved one not expected to recover barring a miracle. i know many that i know are graveling with the same issues and that's the reason i invited sally, president and ceo of pos pass of the valley to -- hospice of the valley to talk about how to have the difficult discussions. nice to see you again. >> thank you for inviting me. >> i appreciate what you do so much. for people who don't understand exactly what hospice is, can you give a broad overview first? >> i think you just chose the perfect word there about broad overview. hospice is a concept of care, it's not just about medical
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care, a care of emotions of the spirit. it's really a wholistic approach to taking care of somebody towards the end of life in the last six months of life and that individual may have said i don't want more curative treatment. $sm foregoing treatment at this point in time. e focus and shift of care goes towards comfort and relief of suffering, and i think one of the most unique aspects of hospice is that the family and loved ones are involved in the care as well. i guess making that determination, obviously there are sometimes signs with the body but i think when a loved one has been ill, you've been fighting for life the whole time, all the sudden shift to the hospice mode must take an enormous amount of thought probably, prayer and information. what kinds of questions should someone who has been told it's time to consider hospice ask to
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really be comfortable with that idea? >> it does take an awful lot of energy to shift that focus. some of the questions maybe, i also want to say there is a lot of fears associated with asking those questions, those difficult questionsment one of them maybe, how many time do i have. sometimes that question never ever gets asked, may not ever get asked by the individual, the patient or the family. other questions surrounding what to expect. what maybe coming down through this journey. there are fears, will i be in pain, will i suffer when the final time comes. the fear of being a burden on your family is a very critical fear that many of our patients experience. there is nothing like going down that road and not having those fears addressed and having the support and comfort
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of hospice there being -- being there and listening to the questions asked is really important so. many of us can go down through that road, that journey and not have the support of hospice around them and i think one of the most statements that we see when we get our families satisfaction survey is i wish i had known about hospice sooner. >> i've heard that from people who finally were involved with hospice. i think that whole sense of the i do this am i giving up on my loved one. even in this segment it seems selfish to talk about people left behind opposed to the loved one, that's the perspective many people are dealing with now in this segment. i guess one of the issues would be that it's all right to deal with our own feelings even as
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you are looking at your loved one about to take this pran cigs. >> this is unchartered territory. there is a lot of anxiety, apprehension, it's okay to say, i'm frightened here. i don't know what to expect and start to talk about those exact feelings is really important because the journey can be very very lonely without the support . that's what hospice does. i look at hospice as a facilitator, a guide if you will. as we approach our dying, it's a very normal natural process. it's like our birth. we need a guide to show us what to expect what is normal, the experiences we are having are normal to validate. sometimes it's okay, you will feel depressed. it's a normal experience. but having the support along the way is really integral
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about hospice philosophy. >> it takes you out of denial. was that because sometimes, even if a love one is saying i -- family members say don't say that. they are not ready. then i know that many times people have said that when someone is in that transitory state and not able to verbally communicate, there are so many kinds of decisions as to when they are ready to go. sometimes holding on for the loved ones instead of feeling like they can be released in transition. >> sometimes it's difficult to know what to say as well. sometimes loved ones will step back and say, just a second, let's not talk about that right now. at's going to make you feel depressed. one of the most helpful things that a loved one can say is to validate that person's experience. to say i'm feeling depressed too at this point in time when
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they experience that, i'm feeling scared and anxious about what is happening. to just listen and be present and really validate that experience. it's easy to want to recoil and not to talk about it. >> all right. >> it's one of those times where you realize it's so important to seize the opportunities to communicate, not to hold back to that things are unresolved might be resolved during that time as well, as well as having to plan for practical steps beyond which is a lot to deal. with as we travel towards the end of our life, it can be one of the most beautiful meaningful experiences as human beings that we can experience. both for the individual towards their end of life and both for the family and loved ones. we see this in hospice all the time. it's unique to hospice. this is often a fear about
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going through the journey. it can be a reconnection about human spirit relationships, you talk about resolving some of the past issues that gone before. family, loved ones, in a meaningful experience. >> i know you shared the stories before about drumming, one woman wanted drums as she was preparing for her transition and that just having that love and support and having things the way she wanted them. >> validating the normalcy of what is occurring. absolutely. >> after that happened, as a matter of fact we are here at the best bay center in the community center, the memorial service was given for a friend of mine known throughout the community who passed a while ago. the grief that occurs whether it's a sudden death as her's was or after an illness is
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another asset that people are not prepared for. how does hospice help the loved ones who will remain, deal with that. >> hospice will support those familys and loved ones for up to 13 months after the loss of their loved ones. then it's something that is unique to hospice programs. we offer a variety of support groups, whether it p individual or group support groups. there is nothing, if you lost somebody close to you, its extremely beneqcial to be in a room with others that have had a similar experience. it goes to validating your experience. creating a safe nurturing place where people can disclose their feelings. sometimes as we go through grief, i had the loss of my parents, but you lose concentration, you can't sleep, you are having a multitude of
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different emotions, up and down, just to be in the presence of a really supp')tive environment with others that have experienced and have the experience validated and learn and to adapt strategies and how to cope with that, knowing you can be doing okay for one day and the next day you are in a environment and it triggers the feelings again. coming up to sort of certain holidays that we all as familys and loved ones experience together can be incredibly different time to be dealing with grief. knowing it's a process that we all go through and trying to allow yourself to recognize that and say it's okay to go through it. >> not judge it. >> because i think most of the what we see in hospice is for individuals and familys that don't go through the process and sometimes don't go to grief support or access support whether through friends and
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family, then it's later on in life are troubled with being -- not being able to cope with other grief situation as this come along. whether a loss of a job or loss of a house. it may not necessarily be a loss of a loved one. that grief has not been processed. that's what can happen. >> if this is one gift that a loved one can give to someone wh'is about to make that transition and may not know exactly today, what -- if there is one there, i'm sure there are probably several, can you talk a little bit about what might be? >> that maybe, it maybe as simple as three words, i love you. sometimes that can be the hardest and most difficult three words to say. a lot of what we deal with as we come towards the end of our life is finding meaning in what is happening to us. sometimes there are issues
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before that have gone through with the family and the individual has experienced that is left remorse and gift and anger. another three words maybe about i would say -- what hospice does is allow that facilitation of that to occur. >> thank you for the work that you do. thank you for this segment too because i hope it will help many who are dealing with this. it's helped me and i thank you for that too on a personal note as well. >> thank you very much. if you would like to contact hospice of the valley, information is on our screen and on our web site, bay area tangled is the latest disney movie. >> i didn't want to have to do this, but you leave me no
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choice. here comes the smolder. welcome thank you for being here in the bay area. >> thank you very much. this looked like so much fun to work on, what we see is not what you had. you had sketches. what it was process like when you were creating the characters. >> we actually didn't get to work together at all on this film. >> i thought you would say that. >> we did our dialogue sessions separately. but there really was no point of reference, i guess that's the way of doing animated film. it's not like you have film finished and you are able to look at character and movements and physicality and whatnot. it takes imagination and digging deep since you are by yourself to sort of, i don't know, try whatever your instincts are telling you to do. in that sense it's also a lot of fun too, it feels like being a kid again you can embarrass
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yourself and not worry about the repercussions i guess because no one is there. >> how is it for you zachary? >> i think it's a really fun way to use your imagination. unfortunately the older you get the less of your imagination you employ in life, i think. so when -- though it was a bummer we didn't get to do dialogue together. i can understand. it's logistically very difficult scheduling and getting people together. it takes over a year to do all the recording. the constant moving things and fine tuning. it gives me confidence in the film knowing the gang are all looking at it on every level and will if something is not working they will rerecord it and rerecord it. sometime there is were sequences, sequence 14, i don't know what it was, that felt great. then come six weeks later come back in and sequence 14 again.
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>> +dat happened here? >> what did i do wrong? >> it wasn't you. >> ates it's all your fault. >> i wouldn't necessarily call it painstaking, because i don't necessarily think it's difficult. it's fun work to do. it's definitely different. different than doing live action. good and bad. there is no hair makeup and wardrobe, that's a lot of fun. you don't have someone to work off of. again, imagination, all that. interesting and excellent process. >> when you see the finish prod says, you're amazed to see that as well. one of the things i know beau of you give back to the world and the communities, i would lick to ask you about your trip
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to south sudan as a ambassador. how did that impact your life? >> gosh, it definitely sort of, puts everything in to perspective really quick. it's incredible to think that wow, because of what i get to do it gives me the odd platform, then to raise awareness about different causes and i got to go and see a lot of the work that ps and i partners on the ground, u.n. foundation, global fund, different water programs that they implemented, and i'm the ambassador for the child survival program. it's kids five and under and in the developing world. it's amazing. i just got back from the central afternoon republic on this massive net distribution with the u.n. foundation. it was again, just mind boggling, so unbelievably life changing. >> it's amazing how you are doing that in addition to the work that you are doing and music and being newly married. zachary, you also like to give
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back. why is it important for you to make the contributions in addition to the work you do as an artist. >> i don't know. i think the world is a really beautiful and amazing place but it's also, it's harsh. i think we have to accept the reality of it. which is that some of us are very very blessed. we are very blessed to get to do what we do. seems trite to quote spiderman, with great power comes great responsibility. when you are given the opportunity that we have and the resources that we have, it is our responsibility to wield that and utilize that, we are given the platforms whether we like out or not, use it to be selfish and self serving or make a difference in people's lives. there is nothing more rewarding. i love being able to do what i do. to be able to put all that aside and say, great i got your ear, whether through facebook
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or twitter, and say let's go change lives and do something that means something to somebody other than ourselves, that's incredible. >> it is incredible. >> i know that will lastion whenever i'm going from this planet. >> it's wonderful that you both do that. buttonholing with the film before we g how would you describe the journey that flin and repun sel take. >> it's a coming of age story in a sense for both of them , there is a lot of self discovery and self revelation that i don't think neither one expecting when they first venture out. i love that at the end of the day rapunzel, a character that's lived 18 years with long magical hair, she has been told that's what makes her special this magical hair of her's. she comes to find out it's been something within her all along.
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perhaps that's obvious, perhaps it's a clichi but there is no more important message than that. >> how about? >> i mean, i think flin's journey is a little bit different. he is one person before he meets up with rapunzel and a different person by the end of the film. >> thank you, we have been on location, one of the perks of being here in addition to the life lessons, is getting to taste what has been prepared. thank you for all that you do the make our bay area the great place that it is. we look forward to seeing you next time.
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