Transforming Rochester 106

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

In the first half, we're joined by Almeda Whitis from Artists Coalition for Change Together.  She'll be in Subracting the Divide at MuCCC on June 16th.  Go to for more details and we'll see you there.  Then we talk about job creation and what the government can do to create the real jobs we need.

Transforming Rochester 105

Friday, June 8, 2018

The next City Council meeting is Tuesday, June 20th. Call 311 to speak to council.  Good news:  they'll be voting on restoring some things the mayor left out of the budget.  Bad news: they're going to pay for it by taking other stuff from poor people as opposed to rich people.  There's actually a development project we like!  I know!  Another look at the budget shows us a upward tick in management and employees in the Mayor's office.  Shocked?  We need development without displacement.

Transforming Rochester 104

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Alex explains the budget process of the City of Rochester.  We'd rather have community budgeting.  So what's in the proposed budget?  We discuss.  What are we spending (& not spending) our money on?

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?

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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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