Thursday, October 11, 2012

Is Alameda going broke?

An Interview with City Treasurer Kevin Kennedy, City Auditor Kevin Kearney and Resident Ken Peterson

September 5, 2012:  
City Treasurer Kevin Kennedy, City Auditor Kevin Kearney and Ken Peterson, a small business owner in Alameda representing the voice of a concerned Alameda resident, discuss Alameda's finances.

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Part 1 
Part 2:

Paul Kibel on Alameda Point's Wildlife Restoration

18 July, 2012
Paul Kibel
is professor of environmental and natural resources law at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. Kibel is interested in Alameda Point - the former Navy base in San Francisco Bay - in his capacity as Co-director of the law school's Center on Urban Environmental Law - or CUEL. CUEL has undertaken independent research and analysis on land use and open space issues pertaining to Alameda Point...including the publication, in 2011, of a color brochure outlining open space, habitat and parkland opportunities at the former Naval Station.
For easy access to the 44 min show, use the Player below. It is divided into:

  • Part 1 - the Navy, City officials, and CUEL's vision - and
  • Part 2 - the VA, the Biological Opinion, City offers EBRPD a $6million purchase price for land the Navy is giving the City for free. 
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Read documents mentioned in this show:
Kibel's Letters to Navy re Alameda Point

Long-term RAB Member George Humphreys Discuss the Cutback in RAB Meetings

The EPA describes the role of a Restoration Advisory Board as, "an expansion of DoD's Technical Review Committee concept. The boards are a forum for exchange of information and partnership among citizens, the installation, EPA, and State. Most importantly, they offer an opportunity for communities to provide input to the cleanup process. It is our view that RABs will improve DoD's cleanup program by increasing community understanding and support for cleanup efforts, improving the soundness of government decisions, and ensuring cleanups are responsive to community needs." George Humphreys has served on the Restoration Advisory Board for more than a decade. In 2011, the Navy cut back on City of Alameda (CA) RAB meetings and Humphreys shares his concern about the Superfund site and what it may mean to the clean up with fewer meetings and less resident oversight.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Calls from Home

Every year for the last 12 years Thousand Kites has produced CALLS FROM HOME, the voices of prisoner families, former prisoners, poets, musicians, and everyday citizens to the airwaves. The broadcast consists of holiday greetings from family members to their loved ones behind bars and the over 2.4 million people incarcerated in the United States.

Get involved with a national campaign to address the cost of prison phone calls and find out about special tools you cn use with Calls from Home.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Voices from Occupy Oakland & City Council's Hearing to Accept the Encampment

Listen to "Voices from Occupy Oakland & City Council's Hearing to Accept the Encampment" [30:11 mins]

Voices from the Oakland City Council hearing for Councilmember Nancy Nadel's proposed resolution regarding activities of Occupy Oakland at Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza and other areas of the city including, without limitation, demonstrations, assembly, overnight stays, encampment and city protocols and policies and possible action including proposed resolution.
Begins with an audio version of the great energy and atmosphere and voices from Occupy Oakland's October 15 march and rally.
Occupy SF, Oakland, Alameda, CA
Occupy Oakland (up to Oct 29)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Voices from Occupy San Francisco

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The voices, innovations, and goings-on at Occupy San Francisco on Market Street near Embarcadeo BART.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Confronting the Two-Headed Dragon of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power

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August is the national “Nuclear Free Future Month,” and this year is the 66th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In the San Francisco Bay a broad coalition of groups organized two events known as From Hiroshima to Fukushima to Livermore: Confronting the Two-Headed Dragon of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power. These were held at the Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory, one of the two principle U.S. facilities engaged in nuclear weapons research and development.

Dr. Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, is the principal author of the first study ever done on energy conservation potential in the U.S. economy. He is co-author Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy, the first analysis of a transition to a U.S. economy based completely on renewable energy, without any use of fossil fuels or nuclear power. This book can be downloaded for free from Institute for Energy and Environmental Research: