Sustainability

Populist Dialogues - 18-02 - Saving the Net and Net Neutrality with Municipal Broadband System

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What do we do when the federal agency charged with protecting the free and open Internet instead attacks it, allowing large corporations to charge more depending on who is providing the content? In Portland OR, citizens have organized to create a municipal broadband system. We talk with Garrett Hour, founder of municipalbroadbandpdx.org, and Russell Senior, Pres. of Personal Telco Project on why Portland OR should create their own system, instead of having to rely on the private IPS mega-corporations.

In The Studio - Paul's Place at 1111 H Street

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Martha Teeter hosts Bill Pride, Executive Director, Davis Community Meals & Housing.

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topics discussed include: the non-profit Davis Community Meals & Housing, facility at 1111 H street, Davis Opportunity Village non-profit micro-housing to house the homeless, Maria Ogyzials designed Paul's Place to replace & improve curretn and add 18 micro-homes for most vulnerable, community asset, privately funded.

In The Studio - Jumping at Shadows

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Lin Weaver hosts Sasha Abramsky, Author.

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topics discussed include: "Jumping at Shadows," Abramsky's latest book, "The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream," terrorism to disease, fearful parenting, fear of vaccinations, gun violence, and the ricochet effect it has throughout our economy, culture & politics.

In The Studio - Human Trafficking

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Jessica Wong hosts Jeff Reisig, Yolo County District Attorney, and Jennifer Davis, Yolo DA Investigator.

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topics discussed include: The problem of human trafficking in Yolo County due to the 2 freeways intersecting, signs of children being trafficked, how it is investigated, and the work the DA's office is doing to help victims.

Populist Dialogues - 17-44 - Just Energy Transitions Initiative - how we get to clean energy and just jobs creations

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Guest Anais Tuepker talks about the proposed Portland Just Energy Transition initiative petition for the City of Portland. Noting that environmental groups and communities of color have not in the past worked together, she says that this has been written by a collaboration between them.

Populist Dialogues - 17-43 - Single Payer Health Care - Better Care for More People for Less Money

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Host David Delk talks with Tom Sincic, President of Health Care for All Oregon. Tom details the problem of present for-profit health care insurance model and how it does not serve the interests and needs of people. A single payer system would have quite different results. Single payer means better care, less wasted time, better care, all for less money.

Tom describes efforts at both the state and federals levels to create single payer health care. In Oregon, HCAO is working toward a ballot measure creating a Oregon Single Payer System for the 2020 ballot.

What's at Stake? Net Neutrality

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America’s access to a fair and open Internet is under attack as Trump’s FCC challenges existing Net Neutrality rules.

This 58-minute special hosted by Laura Flanders discusses the major risks of rolling back net neutrality rules and how people can voice their opinions on this important issue. Weighing in on the topic are panelists Brandi Collins of Color of Change; law professor Tim Wu, Craig Aaron of Free Press; and Gigi Sohn, former Counselor to the FCC Chairman and Open Society Fellow.