Dylan Ratigan Show | June 11, 2012
>>> well, by now, you may have heard the news, if not, let me take a moment to given a answer to the question, a question posed by nick, who is one of our original producers and one of our best producers to this day. so eloquently, he asked at the end of last year's emergency 4:30 conference call , what the fazaka. let me set the scene, sunday, grant situation, union college , my alma mater , sun is shining. i was set to give my first ever commencement address , giving me a doctorate, admiration for my dedication to economic justice and the commitment to create fairness, a privilege and an exciting day. they presented me with a doctorate of humane letters, honaris causa. hang on, almost choked me there then i did my best not to embarrass myself at my first commencement. there are seductions out there both based on hero worship and val lanny. media loves to do it politics love to do, people love to do it. there are no knights in shining armor, there is no sinister cabal. in the end, with collective collaboration and the spirit to fail it is us, individually, who are the heroes of our own stories. if you taken a inventory of what you have and what you don't, make sure you put at the top of the lithe integrity of your relationships and the trust to talk to each other. it is your most valuable currency. meanwhile, i am enjoying the afternoon, unbeknownst to me, brian , who is effectively the stud reporter over at the "new york times" media decoder blog, was hot on the tail of a story that i was about to quit and take my phone out after the ceremony, always a mistake to look at your phone, i might add, and find out that brian wants a statement, am i leaving msnbc to do something i'm not going to do that i'm not doing. work it out. brian gave us time , we scrambled the jets, get the staff on the phone, let them know what is going on, our director is flipping burgers, thank you, brian , screwed him up, having a nice day at the pool, producers, mary and john, out at the beach there is mary, chris was traveling, tracy, there is john, our executive producer, steve, meanwhile, there's chris, watching the yanks. trying to enjoy a sunday you okay, brian ? so we get on the staff with the phone at 4:30, and for all of you, look -- these guys really just unbelievable, there's brian there. here is the fazaka. my last day on the air is the 22nd of this month. if you want the full explanation, you can head to dylanratigan.com. check on beyond talk, my transition letter, phil griffin , incred anybody this transition and inkrepdible hosting myself and the staff over the past three years has a statement up there as well. so, too, is a copy of the pot of gold speech from union. and as i told brian , once you have said your peace, you can either keep saying it or decide what you're going to do about t and for me, the opportunity over the next months to learn from those that are leading us to reveal new ways to get a lot more for a lot less, again, twice as much food, 90% less water, the statistics are too thrilling to pass up and i have really no choice for me to learn more about it and you can't do both at the same time, this show and that so anyway, at the end of the conference call with the "dr show" all the scrambling, the frantic calls, the e-mails, not to mention the morning of commencement, the crisis or at least the news have been cycled through, dom's cookout was a hit, our producers went took their families and friends and the beach, the yankees rallied to sweep the mets and we get to spend the next couple of weeks talking about the transitions, of course, we will save most of that for a week from friday and i get to spend the next few months looking for a plan for whatever is next. to those of you at home, i thank you for educating me, for sharing your ideas and your passion with me. again, two road shows, 27 cities, thank you for making this entire program so successful. thank you for the opportunity to attempt to express some of the points of view that we have had the ability to communicate. and as we go into the summer and we start to ask what it's going to be that shapes the future of our country, i would like to think of what the president of union college asked his graduates this sunday. why not you, he said.
>> when you encounter injustice in your communities and wonder who will address it, imagine your alma mater asking, why not you? when you confront failures of technology, failures of organization and failures of will and wound here will develop the new innovations, who will reform the organizations, and who will create a will to persevere? remember, old union will be