Didn’t make it to last week’s City Council meeting where they gave away the store? On the latest Transforming Rochester, Dave & I talk about what City Council have done and the horrible way the mainstream media cover it.
This isn’t connected to any TSBS. I was looking at my version of the book If the World Were a Village today. A nice book and a great concept. If all the world were proportionately condensed to a village of 100 people, what would the demographics be?
My version was updated in 2007. We had 6.6 billion people then. (7.4 billion now) The proportions haven’t changed too much – pretty much +/- 1 point either way for a lot of demos.
It’s a great concept to help us understand our place in the world… a concept that has been effectively commoditized. I couldn’t find an “official” video, paper, etc. that doesn’t cost money. Well, here’s a video with the same concept with a few more categories than the book.
We discuss groups who are not focused on by the Rochester Anti-Poverty Initiative: the elderly, the disabled, ex-cons, single parents, et al. My idea to get people working almost gave Dave a heart attack. Let me know what YOU think about it.
Links to some of the things we talked about in this show:
- Expand library hours
- Small business incubator
- Co-op incubator
- Next Great Idea contest
- Individual Development Accounts
- High School Job Program
- Light Rail
- Public space downtown
- Increased recreation program
We didn’t come close to $500 million. What suggestions do you have? (bonus points for a double whammy)
Audio from last spring’s National ADAPT action in Washington DC. I participated and interviewed local disability activists.
Dave & I discuss the upcoming vote on legislation around snow removal in Rochester, NY. It’s just a money grab and puts liability on homeowners instead of the City.
As heard on Transforming Rochester the week of December 7, 2015, here is information on some of the solutions that are already working around the world that could be done to some degree in Rochester.
Also: See Poverty Free Ontario