Transforming Rochester 103

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Congressional candidate, Rachel Barnhart joins us in the first half of the show.  We talk inside Democratic politics, health care, transportation, Universal Basic Income, Climate Change, and more.  The second half of the show features housing - more specifically the lack of a city housing policy and what one should look like.

Transforming Rochester 102

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Robin Wilt is our guest for the first half of the show.  Robin is running to replace the late Louise Slaughter as the Congressperson in the 25th District.  We discuss health care, the environment, transportation, and more.  If you don't live in the City of Rochester, you may be voting on a school budget.  Why can't city residents have say over the RCSD budget?  How can we change this?

Transforming Rochester 101

Thursday, May 10, 2018

City Council is coming up on May 15th.  Call 311 to sign up to speak to council.  They'll be approving some good stuff like funding for festivals, grants for summer employment and meals for kids.  They'll also be approving some nebulous things.  And some that are a little of both.  Candidates for City Council said they wouldn't vote for the Cobbs Hill Development project. Now that they're all in office, most of them are going to vote for it.

We also discuss how you can be arrested for being poor in Rochester.

Transforming Rochester 100

Sunday, May 6, 2018

ACTS Rochester released their community report card.  There's some good news, but it's mostly for areas that are NOT the City of Rochester.  An interesting group has some suggestions that we can get behind.  Tune in to be surprised.  Also, how can we get a handle on the amount of plastic we use?

Transforming Rochester 99

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

What can we do locally to stop climate change? Change the way we heat/cool ourselves & change the way we move ourselves.  Also, carbon taxes & geo-engineering will not work.

Transforming Rochester 98

It's City Council time again.  Someone slipped up and is leasing public space at market rate?  What happened to the corporate welfare?  City Council votes on a new points system - that will get the City sued again. 

Earth Day is coming up.  You definitely have no business going downtown to Parcel 5 on Sunday, April 22nd from 3-5pm for an Earth Day Celebration.  We don't know where you would get that idea from.  Also, check out http://gelfny.org/.  We can make NYS 100% renewable by 2030.

Transforming Rochester 97

Monday, March 26, 2018

We look at the history of Midtown Plaza, where it was, how it got to where it is now, and what are we going to do with Parcel 5. (Picture from Rochestersubway.com)

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