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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

We do a quick election recap then discuss the ways the new Democratic majority in the NYS Senate

can help Rochester.  Included are foundational aid for our schools, single payer health care, jobs, and more.  Alex also has a Veterans Day message.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Alex is joined by Peter Kline to interview Attorney General Candidate Michael Sussman.  We also talk about the upcoming City Council meeting: the good, the weird, and the ugly.  Call 311 to sign up to speak to Council.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

We explain the controversy at the Rochester Housing Center and what could be done to RHA to focus on home ownership rather than renting.  This includes single house ownership, condos, and cooperative housing.  And we revisit tiny houses to solve our homelessness problem  There is a perfect opportunity to use this in Rochester, if only someone would take advantage of it.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

We talk about Participatory Budgeting.  What is it, how does it work, why should we be doing it, and how can it get started in Rochester?  We also look at the City Charter.  How can we change it to give us such things as a more representative City Council, Ranked Choice Voting, & non-partisan elections.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Litter in Rochester sucks.  We explain why it's important and how we can make things better.  We also explain why we should be working to create more home ownership.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Elaine Johnson, Nate Baldo, & Jim Tiefenthal join us to tell us about the Witness Palestine Film Festival taking place in Rochester October 8 - 29th.  Info on all of the events are at

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City Council is coming up on Tuesday, October 16th.  Call 311 to get on the list to Speak to Council. They're going to be signing off on Intermunicipality Agreements, accepting some grant money and the usual questionable development spending.  We also revisit restorative justice.  What do we have now and what else should we have?

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...on Transforming Rochester on Rochester Free Radio. You can see when it's on at the Rochester Free Radio show schedule.

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