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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

We talk about gangs in Rochester - how they get people and what can we do about them.  We also explain why it's important to shop locally.  It makes a tremendous difference to our economy.

Transforming Rochester 128

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

City Council is coming up on Decmeber 18th.  Call 311 to get on the list to speak your mind.  We review the good, curious, & ugly.  We also discuss the past, present, & future of the Rochester Convention Center.  To sum up in one word:  Why?

Transforming Rochester 127

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The "winners" of the Amazon Hunger Games has been announced and we're going to be paying for it for a long time.  There's a local example of that trickle-down economics in Rochester that doesn't trickle down.  The closing of the local Thompson-Reuters office gets us talking about cooperatives.

Transforming Rochester 126

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.

Listen to Alex...

...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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