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"bancroft library" Discussed on It's All Political

It's All Political

07:42 min | 10 months ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on It's All Political

"NEWSOM as a client. Kamala Harris Chris Libby chef at Lea- so I think he saw that whole operation. You know in the holiday parties with all the you know all the different candidates. They're like what are they really believe in you know they they just taking my money or do they believe in me. I think even when I if I remember right when we recorded the interview. Dan Newman was in the room and he is health brown over the years. I think he likes just you know poking jabs at people in pointing out the fact that look whatever you guys know. I've knew that twenty ten years before like he's been in the game much longer than a lot of the consultants that run running game in California today and I think he you know he likes to keep his circle tight and really own political adviser he even mentioned while he was attorney. General he said you know subsequent attorney the general they hire a lot of political consultants to help them handle the policy and politics out of the job. I didn't need that. I I have my own mind in that regard right and so I think he really relied on an Dan who brought the organization and the staffing and then he thought everything else. I can handle unless I forget. Jerry Brown is famously. CHEAP FRUGAL FRUGAL. Fifty a million boxes and other people's plates when he goes at the dinner with that is In fact in fact at one of those Christmas parties I I was talking with the governor and he was showing me photos as he was the the ranch Qaluza. And I think you're going to be back in six months. You'RE NOT GONNA hate it. They're gonNA hate eight at their own and so you spend a lot of time up there. Give us paint us a little bit of Kim Restaurants. That's it yeah others so what does the. What's the scene like there? Well it's beautiful. It is beautiful but it's very remote. I mean so you know the town nearest town Williams which is right off the I five and so so. That's where we stayed at the lovely Zillah Motel And then it's another fifteen twenty minutes to his home and so you go through twenty and then there's another like fifteen minutes of winding road road and you've got a little creek on one side and the hills and mountains and animals on the hills grazing and then as he says. You know if you put in my address in Yahoo maps. You'RE GONNA go right by my house and keep keep going Lake County. It's just so remote that it's not easy to find. Yeah he's got a Po box. I don't think he actually has an address But you know it's very it's a steer but it's beautiful you know it's all would Would that we sat every time. We went up there at this long communal table. That was solid wood He was growing tomatoes in the backyard. Kyar D- He has a composter that he put stuff in He you know they're all they're doing of course the recycling all that stuff but you know there's no one really around. I mean one day in the middle of a neighbor knocked on the door clearly knows everybody around there. He likes to talk with them about the history of the land. And you know. He's very focused on his own family. History told there's one point that he wished his great grandfather had kept a diary of what life was like. But you know he would talk about. Oh Yeah Oh the stagecoach. Choose to stop over there and there was a hotel over there. I ought to be clear. He's not isolated from the political world. He's still I mean there would be times he would kind of cut off the interviews and say hey I have a call with zone Perry Phil Perry or you go back on the board of the Oakland Military Institute. I've a call on that and I want I. Have you know meeting with the President of Arizona State or someone coming up for this. UC Climate Initiative. So he still still has a lot of things that this is kind of like mission control where he's having his calls out to the world from Lusa actually joked with him about. Maybe you could run for supervisor of Glue County or Mayor Be Mayor Williams and one thing he told us which I don't remember we actually put it in the In the in the podcast but He thought about running for State School Superintendent after he left. The governor's office. He's clearly not done. He's still thinking about what he could. Do you know how he can make a difference. So you've you've known him for many years now twenty and fifteen eighteen twenty years. You've certainly back to before he was mayor. Yeah what did you learn about him that you didn't already know well. There are some real like specific things like he had. I thought about running for mayor of Los Angeles. That was that was nice. I thought about running for mayor of San Francisco and the way he settled on Oakland. You know it wasn't quite as organic as some people thought. It was the fact that he considered an endorsing proposition. Thirteen the property tax measure which he later did that. One Eighty and people thought he did endorse I said he was so masterful in embracing it implementing it the Howard Jarvis actually cut an ad for his career election campaign So there was that and I you know I think there are also moments of real I hesitate to use this works. I don't WANNA make. It seem like it was more than it was but he his relationship with an you know is is he clue. Do they really love each other. And you moments where I saw there was one day where in this wasn't recorded or anything. But she was driving into town and they only have one car and so she said well. I'm going into town Jerry. I'll see you later. And he just looked up battering said I'm GonNa miss you and it was so sweet you know and so there was that side of him that I don't think a lot of people get to pretty much And then just incredible. You know encyclopedic knowledge of politics and how he thinks about every decision every issue in great great detail great depth So this is going to be. This is going to be airing on the radio on K. K. D. as well Wednesday nights at throughout the month of January at Eight o'clock but you can Listen to the entire you can. Binge listened to the PODCAST. Yes well and you have a live event on go ahead. Yes we're going to be with the governor redoing onstage interview with him at the herbst theatre in San Francisco Monday night January thirteenth starts. I think at seven o'clock and if you want tickets you can go to dot org slash events. And so what. What did he think of it does he? Have you get any feedback on these series from the governor. He hasn't heard it yet well. He hasn't hurt damage. Control Control. No No aditorial editorial control. Actually that was. It was an interesting so we started this project as an oral history with the Bancroft Library and usually the subject of oral histories are able to edit and he will be able to edit his oral history the truth bankrupt but then we had this other group where we take all the tape from interviews and do what we want with it. So that's how we came with the series and if you WanNa find out what he thought of it Monday night when we met with him but at the beginning before in the governor's mansion before he left office. You know we told him we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA talk with you for thirty forty hours number talk with other people to get their perspectives on your life in. And he just said why do you do that. They don't have the right perspective. I do so. We'll see what he thinks. That is as I said. My some of my favorite fair parts of this are the is when he argues with you about the questions that you're asking. We left that we could cut that out. That was so fun it is Oh Jerry Brown. Oh it is very Jerry Brown guys. Thanks thanks for being on. It's all political congrats on the on the series and it's a fine. I commend it to all even though this was the first ever. Someone else's love asked. Yes I'd like to thank you all for listening today. I'd like to thank Scott and guy for walking eight blocks to be on. The podcast I know is a huge sacrifice for them. I'd I'd like to thank the King King and the crate one Karen Creighton for producing today's episode and remember whether you're shamelessly running for every office in the state eight of California or living off the grid in the middle of nowhere and Palooza county. It's all political. It's all political as part of the San Francisco. Chronicle podcast network. Audrey Cooper is our editor in chief our music our theme music that we have is cattle. Call that's written by Randy Clark and performed by Randy Clark and Co saw. Aw if you'd like this show subscribe rate and review it on apple podcasts or wherever you listen for more great journalism like this. Subscribe up to the San Francisco. Chronicle at San Francisco Chronicle Dot com slash subscribe. You can find me on twitter at Joe Garre fully thanks thanks..

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"bancroft library" Discussed on It's All Political

It's All Political

07:42 min | 10 months ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on It's All Political

"NEWSOM as a client. Kamala Harris Chris Libby chef at Lea- so I think he saw that whole operation. You know in the holiday parties with all the you know all the different candidates. They're like what are they really believe in you know they they just taking my money or do they believe in me. I think even when I if I remember right when we recorded the interview. Dan Newman was in the room and he is health brown over the years. I think he likes just you know poking jabs at people in pointing out the fact that look whatever you guys know. I've knew that twenty ten years before like he's been in the game much longer than a lot of the consultants that run running game in California today and I think he you know he likes to keep his circle tight and really own political adviser he even mentioned while he was attorney. General he said you know subsequent attorney the general they hire a lot of political consultants to help them handle the policy and politics out of the job. I didn't need that. I I have my own mind in that regard right and so I think he really relied on an Dan who brought the organization and the staffing and then he thought everything else. I can handle unless I forget. Jerry Brown is famously. CHEAP FRUGAL FRUGAL. Fifty a million boxes and other people's plates when he goes at the dinner with that is In fact in fact at one of those Christmas parties I I was talking with the governor and he was showing me photos as he was the the ranch Qaluza. And I think you're going to be back in six months. You'RE NOT GONNA hate it. They're gonNA hate eight at their own and so you spend a lot of time up there. Give us paint us a little bit of Kim Restaurants. That's it yeah others so what does the. What's the scene like there? Well it's beautiful. It is beautiful but it's very remote. I mean so you know the town nearest town Williams which is right off the I five and so so. That's where we stayed at the lovely Zillah Motel And then it's another fifteen twenty minutes to his home and so you go through twenty and then there's another like fifteen minutes of winding road road and you've got a little creek on one side and the hills and mountains and animals on the hills grazing and then as he says. You know if you put in my address in Yahoo maps. You'RE GONNA go right by my house and keep keep going Lake County. It's just so remote that it's not easy to find. Yeah he's got a Po box. I don't think he actually has an address But you know it's very it's a steer but it's beautiful you know it's all would Would that we sat every time. We went up there at this long communal table. That was solid wood He was growing tomatoes in the backyard. Kyar D- He has a composter that he put stuff in He you know they're all they're doing of course the recycling all that stuff but you know there's no one really around. I mean one day in the middle of a neighbor knocked on the door clearly knows everybody around there. He likes to talk with them about the history of the land. And you know. He's very focused on his own family. History told there's one point that he wished his great grandfather had kept a diary of what life was like. But you know he would talk about. Oh Yeah Oh the stagecoach. Choose to stop over there and there was a hotel over there. I ought to be clear. He's not isolated from the political world. He's still I mean there would be times he would kind of cut off the interviews and say hey I have a call with zone Perry Phil Perry or you go back on the board of the Oakland Military Institute. I've a call on that and I want I. Have you know meeting with the President of Arizona State or someone coming up for this. UC Climate Initiative. So he still still has a lot of things that this is kind of like mission control where he's having his calls out to the world from Lusa actually joked with him about. Maybe you could run for supervisor of Glue County or Mayor Be Mayor Williams and one thing he told us which I don't remember we actually put it in the In the in the podcast but He thought about running for State School Superintendent after he left. The governor's office. He's clearly not done. He's still thinking about what he could. Do you know how he can make a difference. So you've you've known him for many years now twenty and fifteen eighteen twenty years. You've certainly back to before he was mayor. Yeah what did you learn about him that you didn't already know well. There are some real like specific things like he had. I thought about running for mayor of Los Angeles. That was that was nice. I thought about running for mayor of San Francisco and the way he settled on Oakland. You know it wasn't quite as organic as some people thought. It was the fact that he considered an endorsing proposition. Thirteen the property tax measure which he later did that. One Eighty and people thought he did endorse I said he was so masterful in embracing it implementing it the Howard Jarvis actually cut an ad for his career election campaign So there was that and I you know I think there are also moments of real I hesitate to use this works. I don't WANNA make. It seem like it was more than it was but he his relationship with an you know is is he clue. Do they really love each other. And you moments where I saw there was one day where in this wasn't recorded or anything. But she was driving into town and they only have one car and so she said well. I'm going into town Jerry. I'll see you later. And he just looked up battering said I'm GonNa miss you and it was so sweet you know and so there was that side of him that I don't think a lot of people get to pretty much And then just incredible. You know encyclopedic knowledge of politics and how he thinks about every decision every issue in great great detail great depth So this is going to be. This is going to be airing on the radio on K. K. D. as well Wednesday nights at throughout the month of January at Eight o'clock but you can Listen to the entire you can. Binge listened to the PODCAST. Yes well and you have a live event on go ahead. Yes we're going to be with the governor redoing onstage interview with him at the herbst theatre in San Francisco Monday night January thirteenth starts. I think at seven o'clock and if you want tickets you can go to dot org slash events. And so what. What did he think of it does he? Have you get any feedback on these series from the governor. He hasn't heard it yet well. He hasn't hurt damage. Control Control. No No aditorial editorial control. Actually that was. It was an interesting so we started this project as an oral history with the Bancroft Library and usually the subject of oral histories are able to edit and he will be able to edit his oral history the truth bankrupt but then we had this other group where we take all the tape from interviews and do what we want with it. So that's how we came with the series and if you WanNa find out what he thought of it Monday night when we met with him but at the beginning before in the governor's mansion before he left office. You know we told him we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA talk with you for thirty forty hours number talk with other people to get their perspectives on your life in. And he just said why do you do that. They don't have the right perspective. I do so. We'll see what he thinks. That is as I said. My some of my favorite fair parts of this are the is when he argues with you about the questions that you're asking. We left that we could cut that out. That was so fun it is Oh Jerry Brown. Oh it is very Jerry Brown guys. Thanks thanks for being on. It's all political congrats on the on the series and it's a fine. I commend it to all even though this was the first ever. Someone else's love asked. Yes I'd like to thank you all for listening today. I'd like to thank Scott and guy for walking eight blocks to be on. The podcast I know is a huge sacrifice for them. I'd I'd like to thank the King King and the crate one Karen Creighton for producing today's episode and remember whether you're shamelessly running for every office in the state eight of California or living off the grid in the middle of nowhere and Palooza county. It's all political. It's all political as part of the San Francisco. Chronicle podcast network. Audrey Cooper is our editor in chief our music our theme music that we have is cattle. Call that's written by Randy Clark and performed by Randy Clark and Co saw. Aw if you'd like this show subscribe rate and review it on apple podcasts or wherever you listen for more great journalism like this. Subscribe up to the San Francisco. Chronicle at San Francisco Chronicle Dot com slash subscribe. You can find me on twitter at Joe Garre fully thanks thanks..

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"bancroft library" Discussed on It's All Political

It's All Political

07:42 min | 10 months ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on It's All Political

"NEWSOM as a client. Kamala Harris Chris Libby chef at Lea- so I think he saw that whole operation. You know in the holiday parties with all the you know all the different candidates. They're like what are they really believe in you know they they just taking my money or do they believe in me. I think even when I if I remember right when we recorded the interview. Dan Newman was in the room and he is health brown over the years. I think he likes just you know poking jabs at people in pointing out the fact that look whatever you guys know. I've knew that twenty ten years before like he's been in the game much longer than a lot of the consultants that run running game in California today and I think he you know he likes to keep his circle tight and really own political adviser he even mentioned while he was attorney. General he said you know subsequent attorney the general they hire a lot of political consultants to help them handle the policy and politics out of the job. I didn't need that. I I have my own mind in that regard right and so I think he really relied on an Dan who brought the organization and the staffing and then he thought everything else. I can handle unless I forget. Jerry Brown is famously. CHEAP FRUGAL FRUGAL. Fifty a million boxes and other people's plates when he goes at the dinner with that is In fact in fact at one of those Christmas parties I I was talking with the governor and he was showing me photos as he was the the ranch Qaluza. And I think you're going to be back in six months. You'RE NOT GONNA hate it. They're gonNA hate eight at their own and so you spend a lot of time up there. Give us paint us a little bit of Kim Restaurants. That's it yeah others so what does the. What's the scene like there? Well it's beautiful. It is beautiful but it's very remote. I mean so you know the town nearest town Williams which is right off the I five and so so. That's where we stayed at the lovely Zillah Motel And then it's another fifteen twenty minutes to his home and so you go through twenty and then there's another like fifteen minutes of winding road road and you've got a little creek on one side and the hills and mountains and animals on the hills grazing and then as he says. You know if you put in my address in Yahoo maps. You'RE GONNA go right by my house and keep keep going Lake County. It's just so remote that it's not easy to find. Yeah he's got a Po box. I don't think he actually has an address But you know it's very it's a steer but it's beautiful you know it's all would Would that we sat every time. We went up there at this long communal table. That was solid wood He was growing tomatoes in the backyard. Kyar D- He has a composter that he put stuff in He you know they're all they're doing of course the recycling all that stuff but you know there's no one really around. I mean one day in the middle of a neighbor knocked on the door clearly knows everybody around there. He likes to talk with them about the history of the land. And you know. He's very focused on his own family. History told there's one point that he wished his great grandfather had kept a diary of what life was like. But you know he would talk about. Oh Yeah Oh the stagecoach. Choose to stop over there and there was a hotel over there. I ought to be clear. He's not isolated from the political world. He's still I mean there would be times he would kind of cut off the interviews and say hey I have a call with zone Perry Phil Perry or you go back on the board of the Oakland Military Institute. I've a call on that and I want I. Have you know meeting with the President of Arizona State or someone coming up for this. UC Climate Initiative. So he still still has a lot of things that this is kind of like mission control where he's having his calls out to the world from Lusa actually joked with him about. Maybe you could run for supervisor of Glue County or Mayor Be Mayor Williams and one thing he told us which I don't remember we actually put it in the In the in the podcast but He thought about running for State School Superintendent after he left. The governor's office. He's clearly not done. He's still thinking about what he could. Do you know how he can make a difference. So you've you've known him for many years now twenty and fifteen eighteen twenty years. You've certainly back to before he was mayor. Yeah what did you learn about him that you didn't already know well. There are some real like specific things like he had. I thought about running for mayor of Los Angeles. That was that was nice. I thought about running for mayor of San Francisco and the way he settled on Oakland. You know it wasn't quite as organic as some people thought. It was the fact that he considered an endorsing proposition. Thirteen the property tax measure which he later did that. One Eighty and people thought he did endorse I said he was so masterful in embracing it implementing it the Howard Jarvis actually cut an ad for his career election campaign So there was that and I you know I think there are also moments of real I hesitate to use this works. I don't WANNA make. It seem like it was more than it was but he his relationship with an you know is is he clue. Do they really love each other. And you moments where I saw there was one day where in this wasn't recorded or anything. But she was driving into town and they only have one car and so she said well. I'm going into town Jerry. I'll see you later. And he just looked up battering said I'm GonNa miss you and it was so sweet you know and so there was that side of him that I don't think a lot of people get to pretty much And then just incredible. You know encyclopedic knowledge of politics and how he thinks about every decision every issue in great great detail great depth So this is going to be. This is going to be airing on the radio on K. K. D. as well Wednesday nights at throughout the month of January at Eight o'clock but you can Listen to the entire you can. Binge listened to the PODCAST. Yes well and you have a live event on go ahead. Yes we're going to be with the governor redoing onstage interview with him at the herbst theatre in San Francisco Monday night January thirteenth starts. I think at seven o'clock and if you want tickets you can go to dot org slash events. And so what. What did he think of it does he? Have you get any feedback on these series from the governor. He hasn't heard it yet well. He hasn't hurt damage. Control Control. No No aditorial editorial control. Actually that was. It was an interesting so we started this project as an oral history with the Bancroft Library and usually the subject of oral histories are able to edit and he will be able to edit his oral history the truth bankrupt but then we had this other group where we take all the tape from interviews and do what we want with it. So that's how we came with the series and if you WanNa find out what he thought of it Monday night when we met with him but at the beginning before in the governor's mansion before he left office. You know we told him we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA talk with you for thirty forty hours number talk with other people to get their perspectives on your life in. And he just said why do you do that. They don't have the right perspective. I do so. We'll see what he thinks. That is as I said. My some of my favorite fair parts of this are the is when he argues with you about the questions that you're asking. We left that we could cut that out. That was so fun it is Oh Jerry Brown. Oh it is very Jerry Brown guys. Thanks thanks for being on. It's all political congrats on the on the series and it's a fine. I commend it to all even though this was the first ever. Someone else's love asked. Yes I'd like to thank you all for listening today. I'd like to thank Scott and guy for walking eight blocks to be on. The podcast I know is a huge sacrifice for them. I'd I'd like to thank the King King and the crate one Karen Creighton for producing today's episode and remember whether you're shamelessly running for every office in the state eight of California or living off the grid in the middle of nowhere and Palooza county. It's all political. It's all political as part of the San Francisco. Chronicle podcast network. Audrey Cooper is our editor in chief our music our theme music that we have is cattle. Call that's written by Randy Clark and performed by Randy Clark and Co saw. Aw if you'd like this show subscribe rate and review it on apple podcasts or wherever you listen for more great journalism like this. Subscribe up to the San Francisco. Chronicle at San Francisco Chronicle Dot com slash subscribe. You can find me on twitter at Joe Garre fully thanks thanks..

San Francisco Jerry Brown Dan Newman California San Francisco Chronicle attorney Randy Clark Kamala Harris NEWSOM Perry Phil Perry Zillah Motel Mayor Williams Howard Jarvis Los Angeles Oakland Military Institute Kim Restaurants ranch Qaluza herbst theatre Bancroft Library
"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:38 min | 10 months ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Will way that I can make use of a bug and often critiques what you're asking before answering it over is going on with that question is really clear and don't even bother asking him what people are like what are people like you know if you ask me what do you like I'd be hard pressed to give you an answer what was it like to have Jerry Brown fire back at you like that you know I totally expected it because you know he has that reputation of being so argumentative about things it was I enjoyed it you know I think some of the others who were with us from the Bancroft library for example were a little taken aback by it and to get little personally to me you I he's testing you you know he wants to have that exchange he doesn't want you to roll over and let him say was going to say and so it was good it to and some of the best I think parts of the podcast are those interchanges between you know myself in the governor I will say one of things that we took away from those early sessions was just the separation he fell from his father's political rise is almost as if they were living under one roof the operating in in two different worlds in nineteen fifty Pat brown vaulted from being San Francisco district attorney to becoming Attorney General of California the greatest satisfaction that I think I've had a ball has been working on behalf of all the people of this state but back then young Jerry didn't share his dad's political ambitions well I don't think I was really engaged in politics and yet he was surrounded by it he met Adlai Stevenson a Democrat who is running for president against white Eisenhower I like touring speaker I watched his convention speech in nineteen fifty two with ours very excited it.

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"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:38 min | 10 months ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

"In a way that I can make use of a bucket and often critiques what you're asking before answering well first of all I don't think that question is entirely clear and don't even bother asking him what people are like what are people like you know if you ask me what do you like I'd be hard pressed to give you an answer and what was it like to have Jerry Brown fire back at you like that you know I totally expected it because you know he has that reputation of being so argumentative about things it was I enjoyed it you know I think some of the others who were with us from the Bancroft library for example were a little taken aback by it and to get little personally to me I he's testing you you know he wants to have that exchange he doesn't want you to roll over and let him say was going to say and so it was good that to and some of the best I think parts of the podcast are those interchanges between you know myself in the governor I will say one of the things that we took away from those early sessions was just the separation he fell from his father's political rises almost as if they were living under one roof the operating in in two different worlds in nineteen fifty Pat brown vaulted from being San Francisco district attorney to becoming Attorney General of California the greatest satisfaction that I think I've had a ball has been working on behalf of all the people of this state but back then young Jerry didn't share his dad's political ambitions well I don't think I was really engaged in politics and yet he was surrounded by it he met Adlai Stevenson a Democrat who is running for president against white Eisenhower I liked hearing and speech I watched his convention speech in nineteen fifty two with ours very excited it is.

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"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:31 min | 10 months ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Record his life story so I reached out to the oral history center of the Bancroft library at UC Berkeley let's do this together I said and they agreed and then Jerry Brown said yes this is Monday February fourth two thousand nineteen and the first recording with governor Jerry Brown well read his ranch in Colusa can over the course of more than forty hours Jerry Brown told us his life story the world according to Jerry and early on he noted that despite his decades in politics very few people called to ask his advice I noticed a gap between what I know and the number of people who are asking me questions about what I know we heard it again and again from brown he's up on his ranch just waiting to share lessons learned from his half century in the game after all he was a young female on on the national stage before Pete booted jet engine AOC a pioneer of small donor fundraising before Bernie Sanders and he's learned from failure to facing humiliation on the presidential campaign trail and crises at home so I was a little surprised to hear that others weren't tapping into this fountain of political knowledge well then the interview started let's talk about the beginning of you which is I think April seventh nineteen thirty yeah I have no recollection well of his brown questions your questions or like that question in a way that I can make use of a.

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"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

10:17 min | 10 months ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Form of Michael Krasny were talking about KQ used in a series of political mind of Jerry Brown which begins airing on January eighth with Scott Shea first senior editor of KQ he's politics and government this and co host of political breakdown showing them as Riley reporter for cake UT's politics and government does mark maker who is director of the oral history center at the Bancroft library the entire eight hundred page transcript will be online on Wednesday you can go to UC be live link slash O. H. C. dash J. brown and you can also join us if you have any thoughts or reflections or questions to ask about the extraordinary fifty year career of Jerry Brown we do want to hear from you in fact you can give us a call right now at eight six six seven three three six seven eight six number again eight six six seven three three six seven eight six work in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook we're at KQED for more email any questions or comments to form the KQED dot org or post KQED dot org slash forum not add here that there is certainly a lot about Jerry brown's gubernatorial administrations as well as his run for the presidency and has being mayor of Oakland in particular the focus is on trying to deal with problems in Oakland having to do with housing and gentrification but also with crime and with the police and with the the schools which Jerry Brown also really made his mark and I mean talk about that right I mean he ultimately I think when you got to Oakland he his initial and this came about and and a lot of different initiatives he took on an Oakland his first instinct was let me just try to get more control so his he put forth about measuring two thousand that allowed him to a point additional members of the Oakland school board no other mayor in the state had that power or but that still didn't give him a majority and so it really didn't elicit any kind of change that he was looking for so he went a step further and said okay well how bout I just start my own school so we ultimately started the Oakland military institute the art school and now he's back on the board of the military and to do so I think he felt like there was not a real direct way for the mayor to make change in the in the school district so he kind of went his own way and that got him a lot of criticism because these charter schools will bring in a lot more money than you know your regular Oakland public school was able to get one of the one of the reasons he's back on the board of that school is he realizes it's not doing as well as it could or that he hoped it would and that's one of things you hear in the podcast in the chapter so to speak the episode about Oakland is you know he realized both with a ballot measure that did not bring about the change he was hoping for but also just the difficulty of getting schools to perform and getting kids to do well especially kids from you know challenging backgrounds low income families where there's a lot of you know violence or whatever it might be that they're dealing with racism and so on and so I reluctantly I think he's he's realized that it was easier the easier said than done but it's still an issue he thinks about a lot in fact Michael he told us that after he left the governor's office just recently last year he was thinking about running for state school superintendent that's how much he cares about public education yeah of course decided not to but he did think about it as opposed to running for mayor of LA which well that he thought about doing before he ran for mayor welcome we joke with about me have you thought about being mayor of Williams you know which is the little town he lives in our nearby and I think you probably thought about that well there is there are a lot of like paths not taken I think he realized talking to in that it's just he's constantly thinking about what's the next office or what's another Avenue I can take when you first got into politics he thought about running for Congress around Long Beach he also consider running for the Senate I mean the US Senate you know he was kind of a polymath interest in so many things and curious about so many things one of things that made him unique and I was just thinking about you know how I suppose one of the big accomplishments that one immediately has to exceed two giving a great deal of gratification for his balancing the real revenue problems we had in the state in which he had enormous through affect on the deficit and getting our credit rating restored and so forth let's go back to the early years for just a moment Scott before we start putting in our callers into that we got the first farm workers the agreement was ever for that matter brought to fruition the United States of America exactly and you know he won't things he told us is that when he got into the governor's office he thought about what is what what what can I do as governor that no one else can do you know what would not happen but for me being governor and this was one of the things that he really focused on was getting more labor rights for farm workers giving them the right to organize and he put a lot of time into it he told us that you can think any governor had spent as much time as he did passing legislation which did pass in which he did sign it of the legislature Democrats in the legislature had tried several times when Reagan was governor to get a similar bill passed and it failed partly because it was you know great opposition from the growers you know among others but he did he did get it done and that was clearly one of his signature accomplishments when he was governor the first time although we I think we got that done he sort of felt like well what it what else is there I've done that and I've done maybe a couple of other things so that's when he decided to run for president in nineteen seventy six and certainly I think it's safe to say would you say Martin that Cesar Chavez had an enormous influence on his thinking just like Cesar Chavez did on Bobby Kennedy's thinking there was great impact there but also it's funny when you think about the people he names is being analyzed Olympus is on one is Robert Oppenheimer you know this is because of this pessimism Hey Jerry Brown you know working on behalf of saving the planet and being have more optimistic than just about anybody that can be done the shop this relationship is interesting and it's pretty well documented in this interview not only is there the Jerry Brown Cesar Chavez relationship but it certainly goes back of course to his father who infamously a stay at home over Easter I think in palm springs instead of going needing the marchers up in Sacramento which was seen as a big stand against the governor and and perhaps contributed to his defeat in terms of not being able to to raise his base in nineteen sixty six so you know Jerry Brown of course really wanted to meant that and and do progressive work in that area were at his father I didn't succeed he was also sort of struck by the sort of the pageantry and the romance almost of Cesar Chavez on this movement and I think it had maybe echoes of his time in the seminary you know with the religious virtual aspect to what they were doing I think that really resonated with them and a lot of that goes from the seminary I was singing but which you capture the podcast getting to talk about Carroll Chessman and capital punishment you know any point of rose bird because to some extent to which later had consequences that had to do with her position on capital punishment a lot of those things I think came right out of the shows were training right I mean that's the the first episode is really about largely his time in the seminary in this first encounter he has with the real world of politics which is the Carl Chessman impending execution and his father's in the governor's office considering whether to put a moratorium and he gets a call from Jerry fresh out of the seminary saying look you can't do this you can't execute this guy he hasn't killed anyone and I think brown is he's held back opposition to capital punishment throughout the rest of his career but at the time he didn't know really the political calculus of it turned out to be a disaster for Pat brown politically and as you know Jerry Brown reflecting on it says you know how I was like a a Patagonian fresh out just offering advice into the California capitol he didn't really know that world and and there were some ramifications for that you know that it would take avenues to to get rid of capital punishment to actually you number of questions about the relationship to knew someone who just read one of these Mike says I cherish Jerry Brown because in the age of California's one party government he was the goalie who got the worse legislation from hitting the net to mix my metaphor current governor Gavin Newsom is far more of a rubber stamp we're going a little far afield here but I'm just interested in your thoughts about this because there is an article in today's LA times about use of being too scattered that kind of criticism I'm sure you've heard well you know it's interesting and yeah we have a lot of conversation with Jerry Brown obviously on the record but we also have a lot of conversations like while we were eating lunch or while we're setting up and you have a lot of things to say about other politicians in California shall we say and I I he is critical I think of perhaps the lack of focus sometimes that he sees coming out of the governor's office now but you know what that is very much what we saw in nineteen seventy five seventy six the story tell a story about the turtle food I mean the new story I'm talking about but there there was some focus that brown immediately pays attention to with respect to turtles remember what I'm talking about I don't well that didn't come up in our conversations but he I you know he ran that office the first time around sort of like a a graduate school seminar you know and he would have these late night meetings and I mean ten eleven twelve o'clock at night where people would come in any bring an interesting speakers who would you know pine about philosophical questions that had nothing to do with really what was going on in Sacramento but which he found interesting and I think that was one of the ways in which his administration the first time you know kind of went off the rails a few times and got distracted by other things in his sister Kathleen when we were talking to her said you know if Jerry had married and am goes round his wife now if he had married her earlier he would then present because she brought focus and discipline and there is a certain rhythm to these relationships within the capital that there's any new governor comes in he brings with him a new staff they have to make relationships with leaders in the legislature and it was the same thing with brown when he arrived in nineteen seventy five I mean these legislators were much older than and he brought in a new team of people who had never really worked in in state government before he was not just bringing in his dad's old hands and I think you see this again again with new covers I don't think there's anything you know out of the ordinary with new some in this regard well let me read a color support here and let's begin with you Dan you're on the air good morning morning thanks for taking my call I have a short little starting to question my memory of Mister brown was when he was running at which meant there were having some sort of town hall event but the a large.

Michael Krasny Jerry Brown senior editor reporter UT Scott Shea Riley mark maker
"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

09:22 min | 10 months ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Welcome Scott hi Michael hi to you and I think I'm as ready reporter for KQ these California politics and government us welcome good morning and good morning Martin maker again who is director of the oral history center at the Bancroft library welcome one Michael I congratulations to the three of you for this yeoman work that I think is important and will make a difference and just got to begin with you this is something that I think maybe hello Jerry this feeling governor brown's family prickly about that he wasn't getting the people coming asking for political adviser you know and you guys took up the reins yeah that was one of the very first things he told us is how surprised he is that given his experience he's been in public life for over fifty years now that the more people don't call him in and ask for his advice you know so and I think he feels that at the very end deal here of our of our series he says you know I hope people will consult this both the podcast and the oral transcripts which is a verbatim transcript of our conversations of what forty hours you know the whole the whole people will take advantage of his vast knowledge and experience and lessons that he's learned in a in a lifetime of politics and it's not the easiest man to interview I think we could say a politician and if you can get into that in the course of this hour I spent many times going at it with him on many different ways and talk about how this project got underway I mean working with Bancroft and what was the genesis sure well you know it was in the closing months of his administration so we're talking about you know October maybe September of twenty eighteen he's about to leave office and I just thought you know somebody ought to do an oral history with this guy he's had such an extraordinary life and had such a an incredible impact on California public policy and politics in the image of California and the first thing I thought I was the Bancroft library in the oral history center because that's what they do and so I members I think is a Friday afternoon I sent Martin I didn't know Martin I sent him an email and literally within an hour and a half he responded and said you know we're thinking about the same thing let's do it and we went to the governor and you know he said yes not sure he knew exactly what he was saying yes to because we met with them a few days before he left office and he said now what we doing but he really embraced it and we all sat down for many hours at his ranch up inclusive county where you hear his in a lot of time was spent up inclusive with Terry and hand in their two dogs but there's also a kind of inimitable style to come through right away in the first interview this is what I would call Jerry brown's unique interview style in response to interviews which often is asking questions of other questions here's a cut from the first episode I was a little so has to hear that others weren't tapping into this fountain of political knowledge well then the interview started let's talk about the beginning of you which is I think April seventh nineteen thirty yeah I have no recollection well of his brown questions your questions formulate a question no way that I can make use of a bucket and often critiques what you're asking before answering what was going on with that question is entirely clear and don't even bother asking him what people are like what are people like you know he has been what do you like I'd be hard pressed to give you an answer that may be why more people don't call well the the old joke about psychiatrist they always answer a question with another question and this really to some degree about Jerry Brown but there there are constraints when you're interviewing him because his eccentricities really enter the picture yeah you know he we expected that to a certain extent but when you're in the middle of it and he's what will critiquing your questions that you know it it it it does take you back and it takes a while to adjust to that you know you don't ask him anymore what are people like you don't ask him what were you feeling when you know you stop asking questions because you know he's not going to answer them up and I think yeah and guy and and Martin should speak to this as well but you know when he when we first sat down with him we what we do this chronologically more or less and so we started off talking about his childhood and he was very resistant to talking about that we circle back to it later on and he was you know by that time were warmed up in in meeting with us and talking with us but you know clearly was when we got into the politics of his life that he really perked up and really want to talk yes I want to join in that's when he was really invigorated I think we felt I mean even that the tape that you hear of him going back and forth with Martin and with Scott and with Todd homes also from the Bancroft library who is with us through all the interviews that's a great material that's great tape and I think that's where you really get to the Jerry Brown style I think what concerns us in the early interviews was he really didn't seem that interested in reflecting on personal relationships he had with family members especially with his father who is the former governor it was really as we got into his own political career and he kind of put on his analyst hat that the tapes are getting really good well you started off talking I think about med flies in her early on in terms of the first gubernatorial right wing ministration we ended up bringing that the med fly controversy this was in nineteen eighty one and when brown was in his second term as governor we brought that early on in the show because I think that's when Scott first arrived in California had his first interactions with brown as as governor as a citizen at is it yeah I was twenty one but I think that and you know we we come back to that later in the in the show because that's something that you know Jerry Brown is not very apologetic about really much that he's done in his career and I think med fly was one of the few cases where he really reflected on and felt like if I had a chance to do this again there's things I would have done differently responses that I would have taken maybe to spray more and spray earlier as it was he was really caught on the defensive by the Reagan administration and only forced to spray after California was threatened with the quarantine jump ahead for just a moment because what about prop thirteen I mean he's a certainly been criticized for maybe the possibility of having stated often not doing it yeah I think this is another point where he I think would want to do something over in fact he said if he had the ability to do things over he would have pro actively put a ballot measure on the ballot to counteract prop thirteen months before and probably nineteen seventy seven as it played out the Democrats in the legislature ultimately put about a measure on to compete with prop thirteen but it was way late in the process that was only made it to the ballot a few months before the June primary at that point it was kind of a lost cause I think going jumping ahead to brown second to terms he learned the power of the ballot and the power that the governor has using campaign money to go directly to the voters and you can't get something done the legislature he didn't do that his first two terms as governor he was really often caught on the defensive fast forward to these last two terms criminal justice you know saving the state budget with it with prop thirty putting water bonds rainy day fund he went to the ballot again and again I think you that's where he felt like he could use the pulpit that he had to make change without needing to you know get involved with alleged more taxes and then Oakland usability as well of course I mean in some ways it's kinda highlighted his career let me go to another cut here because I think what we're hearing now is brown's theory about running as an outsider which is out of the talks about shiny new objects so like let's hear when you're out out of elected office your game plan is to get the ins out and to get the out in the in the how we want to stay there thus it ever is if you look at my father's going to campaign posters and I have a ring for India I think it was nineteen thirty nine it's is new and comfort it's new shiny new object that's very important for this president our dog catch well he did manage to change a lot of things even in those mother not always governor both times but certainly governor the first two administrations and I'm wondering I want to bring Martin into this discussion but I'm wanting to hear from any one of you would actually turned him toward the presidency and made it seem like in some respects who's getting bored maybe her he thought you know I want to try something new here and that was sort of the behind well what do you want to take that for what think you definitely get in these interviews is that for Jerry Brown politics is the family business in fact I think even says that at some point in time he's also not shy about reflecting on his own career in saying that it various points he was always looking forward to what the next office was big and in the United States that terminal office is always going to be the president of United States so I think that as soon as he starts having early success in Los Angeles and then a secretary state and is elected of the youngest governor in the state's history all the sudden of course he sees you know the the ring that he wants to catch is is the presidency and and with with Watergate happening I think that he really saw that nineteen seventy six could have been his opportunity well here's later pelo C. talking about his presidential run and as many of you may recall he actually won a primary in Maryland and that's of course had to close his home state let's hear he was young he was fresh with new new and free of other shall we say past perceptions of how things should be closely recalls a rally at the university of Maryland our students were eating up brown's message GM was half inch and people were hanging from the rafters practice over crowded people outside the rest of it and Terry brown got.

Scott Michael reporter director Bancroft library California
"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:48 min | 10 months ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Welcome Scott hi Michael hi to you and I think I'm as ready reporter for KQ these California politics and government us welcome good morning and good morning to Martin maker again who is director of the oral history center at the Bancroft library welcome one Michael I congratulations to the three of you for this yeoman work that I think is important and will make a difference and discuss to begin with you this is something that I think maybe hello Jerry this feeling governor brown was filled with prickly about that he wasn't getting the people coming asking for political adviser you know and you guys took up the reins yeah that was one of the very first things he told us is how surprised he is that given his experience has been in public life for over fifty years now that the more people don't call him in and ask for his advice you know so and I think he feels that at the very end deal here of our of our series he says you know I hope people will consult this both the podcast and the oral transcripts which is a verbatim transcript of our conversations of what forty hours you know the whole the whole people will take advantage of his vast knowledge and experience and lessons that he's learned in a in a lifetime of politics and it's not the easiest man to interview I think we could say a politician and if you're willing to get into that in the course of this hour I spent many times going at it with him on many different ways and talk about how this project got underway I mean working with Bancroft and what was the genesis sure well you know it was in the closing months of his administration so we're talking about you know October maybe September of twenty eighteen he's about to leave office and I just thought you know somebody ought to do an oral history with this guy he's had such an extraordinary life and had such a an incredible impact on California public policy and politics in the image of California and the first thing I thought I was the Bancroft library in the oral history center because that's what they do and so I members I think is a Friday afternoon I sent Martin I didn't know Martin I sent him an email and literally within an hour and a half he responded and said you know we're thinking about the same thing let's do it and we went to the governor and you know he said yes not sure he knew exactly what he was saying yes to because we met with them a few days before he left office and he said now what we doing but he really embraced it and we all sat down for many hours at his ranch up inclusive county where you hear his in a lot of time is spent up inclusive with Jerry and Anne and their two dogs but there's also a kind of inimitable style to come through right away in the first interview this is what I would call Jerry brown's unique interview style in response to interviews which often is asking questions of other questions here's a cut from the first episode I was a little so has to hear that others weren't tapping into this fountain of political knowledge well then the interview started let's talk about the beginning of you which is I think April seventh nineteen thirty yeah I have no recollection while others brown questions your questions.

Scott Michael reporter California
"bancroft library" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

10:36 min | 1 year ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

"We've all taken a joke too far. Maybe it it was a mistimed Zinger or prank gone awry. We knew it was wrong but by the time it was over it was too late. That's the problem with some jokes. They tend to take on a life of their own. Fifteen seventy eight sir. Francis Drake set sail for the Straits of Annie. In a way of reaching the Atlantic Ocean from the fabled northwest passage over at the top of North America instead he reached the shores of Northern California and began exploring I like other adventurers who might have left behind a lasting testament commit to their presence. Drake left only a small brass plate or plaque upon it had been inscribed the declaration from Drake claiming the land in the name of Queen Elizabeth. It was signed with his name and the day. T- landed the plates. Existence was noted by English diarist Francis Pretty who had detailed his travels with drake as they circumnavigated the globe over three hundred fifty years later. A chauffeur named William Caldera discovered the small brass artifact in northern California while his employer and a friend. We're hunting Caldera held onto the plate so that he could research its origins on his own but accidentally tossed it out during a routine cleaning of his employer's car. It sat on the side of the road in San Rafael for three years before another young man named barrel Shin found it and rushed it over to historian. Herbert Eugene Bolton Bolton didn't wasn't experts on Spanish American history he knew exactly what Shin possessed check the plate and its inscription against Francis pretis diary entry. It was exactly as he had described elevated at the discovery he contacted the president of the California Historical Society. Alan Pickering as well as Robert Gordon. SPROUL president of the University of California. They confirmed that Shin. Had indeed found sir. Francis Drake's long lost brass-plate Bolton together with Chicory cooled their resources to buy the plate from Shin for twenty five hundred dollars a hefty sum at the time but Shin Wasn't quite ready to part with it just yet yet. He disappeared for four days claiming he wanted to have his uncle examined the plate before he sold it Bolton panicked when he didn't hear from him and upped his bid to thirty five hundred. I heard that seemed to do the trick and not long. After Herbert Bolton was the proud owner of Sir Francis Drake's brass plate. He Ends Pickering announced their acquisition into the California Historical Society in Nineteen thirty seven before donating the plates to the University of California's Bancroft Library Bolton incredulous at his good fortune at finally fulfilled a decades long dream of finding one of the most elusive totems in history but not everyone was as enthralled with their discovery. Critics pointed pointed out a whole host of problems with the plate. For example the spelling of certain words were not historically accurate. They were to modern. Also the Queen was referred to as Queen Queen Elizabeth when the common form of title during Drake's time was Elizabeth by the grace of God queen of England France and Ireland defender of the faith. There were also the physical attributes of the brass itself. It didn't look old or aged enough. But Bolton and Chicory in were not dissuaded they had explanation nations for every supposed pointed out to them unfortunately even the president of the University Robert Sprawl who had encouraged their purchase of the plates came to doubt its origins Bolton sought out a third party to help confirm its authenticity so he solicited the services of Colin Fink a Professor at Columbia University versity who specialized in electro chemistry think tested the plate and no doubt about it. It was the real deal. The plates was authentic and that was the final word on it for over. Forty years photos of Drake's plate of brass found their way into text books and posters replicas. Were made and presented to Queen Elizabeth the second though despite the authoritative stance of Doctor Fink. Something never quite sat right with the other academics. By by the nineteen seventies technology had come so far as to allow researchers to dig even deeper into the plates chemical and physical make-up's the four hundredth anniversary of Drake's landing in California was coming up and it seemed like the perfect time to reanalyze the plate. Scientists bombarded with all kinds of x rays and gamma rays the results came back much different than Dr Finks. One clue they noticed was that the plate hadn't been hammered flat as it would have in the fifteen hundreds instead it had been rolled old out which was a much more modern technique also its edges had been precisely cut with power tools and it's chemical composition show that it was made up of too much zinc to be from the time period in shorts. It was a fake while Bolton never realized that the time was that he had been meant to find it at had been made for him members of a fraternal history organization known as eclipse Vitus or. ECB knew all about Bolton's obsession with the plate as a joke. Could they used Francis pretis description of it as a recipe to make their own. They had planted it in a popular area. Known to other California Historical Society members expecting one of them to find it and bring it to Bolton when the chauffeur lost it. The prank fizzled out until it was rediscovered. Several years later unfortunately by the time it was announced to the public it was too late for the pranksters to come forward without seriously damaging the credibility and careers of everyone involved so they simply let it go. Aw But even though the play is fake it's journey. An origin story have cemented it. As a new kind of artifact one that is part of two separate histories stories and is a testament to the lengths people will go to to confirm their obsessions. Or maybe the whole thing was just e clamps Vitus in a nutshell after they're all their motto translates into something. Pretty clear I believe it because it's absurd Where do we go when we die? Why is there an afterlife? Do our souls get left behind or is there another plane of existence for the human spirit after these physical vessels have expired. We ask ourselves these questions because for the most part we fear death more importantly we fear what we don't know about death. It's not like those who have experienced. It can can tell us what it's like. Although one man thought he could find out a Thomas. Edison is known to history as the inventor of the phonograph. The movie movie camera and the Practical Electric Lightbulb. He's often portrayed as shrewd cold business man. A man who valued proof above belief and who had no patience or philosophy velocity or existentialism. Yet he was fascinated by the afterlife particularly in how one reached it while many people believe in the concept of Heaven or hell where one soul would end up depending on how they behaved in life. Edison theorized something else entirely. He believed life was like energy in that there was a set amount of it available and it could not be created or destroyed what we consider to be a soul it was actually a bunch of microscopic consciousness that monitored what was going on on inside our bodies when they got along. They kept US alive when they argued we died and the consciousness either passed onto another host or they began to create new life in which which to inhabit and if they could be rearranged back into their original state back when they got along in the previous host that person could be resurrected to some degree for example. A deceased person's personality could find its way into another living human or a newborn baby might be someone else's second chance at a new life Edison's Edison's ideas weren't typical as I'm sure you've noticed. Even still he searched for a way to find these particles to validate that his theory was correct. Test test after test. He built prototypes of devices. He thought would detect the personalities of the dead but had no luck not even the teams of scientists he had working for him could figure it out so he did what he did best. He went to the media in the fall of Nineteen Twenty Edison announced to the world that he had been hard at work on a a new invention one that would allow him to communicate with the dead he called it. The spirit phone. Interestingly something as spiritualists talking to the dead did not artifact him on a spiritual level. He refused to acknowledge the public's interest. In the occult or seances. This was a scientific endeavour he said and one meant to a you'll proof not further muddy the waters he reached out to another inventor. Sir William Crookes in England who had allegedly taken photographs of ghosts that that he encountered Edison was inspired by the visual proof. He'd gathered that ghosts were in fact susceptible to manmade gadgets. And it wasn't long before he set to work on his spirit phone allegedly after his public announcement. Edison didn't speak about the project again nor did he show anyone what he might have been working on. Unfortunately the famous inventor died in nineteen thirty one taking the paranormal telephone with him. No one has found proof that he ever actually worked. Don such a device. Som- believed the whole thing had been a hoax to keep his name in the papers while others swear to this day that there are blueprints and even a prototype somewhere evidence of his dedication to his claims a decade after his death a seance was conducted and contact was allegedly. Made with Edison's Ghost uh was asked about the spirit bone and whether it had been real according to the entity not only was it real but the blueprints for it had been left in the possession of three of his his former assistance. Sadly though that's where the story ends as you might expect Edison's assistance have all passed away and they couldn't. It'd be reached for comment. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on Apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities PODCAST DOT COM. The show was created by me. Aaron McKie in partnership with how stuff works I make another award. Winning show called Lor which is a podcast book series and Television Show and you can learn all about it over at the world of Lor Dot Com and until next time stay curious..

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"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:13 min | 2 years ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And fifty thousand dollar medallions the city made some sixty three million dollar selling those medallions to taxi drivers after the financial crisis. And now all taxi draft bond is to get their money back. I'm Sam Harnett, te-kuiti news. Governor Jerry Brown is set to leave office in January and has agreed to sit down to a series of interviews documenting his life in California, including his four terms leading the state the recorded conversations will be conducted by and the oral history center at the Bancroft library at UC Berkeley. Kate UD's senior politics editor Scott Shafer will help conduct the interviews, and Scott, what will they cover? There's so much to cover. Tara. Of course, he's been in public life for about sixty years. He was the son of a governor. He as you said he was governor himself for sixteen years. He ran for president three times. He was also secretary of state attorney general mayor of Oakland. So all those things are going to be fair game. But before all that he was actually studying to be a Jesuit priest. He was in seminary as a young, man. And so I think all those things and a lot more are all fair game anything off limits. Not that we know of. I mean, he certainly hasn't said, well, you know, talking about this. But not that. But you know, this is a different kind of interview. Then you would do with say newsmaker that you're going to be putting on the air immediately. He'll have some say, obviously, if he doesn't want to talk about something he won't or if he says, for example. Well, I'll talk with you about this. But I don't want it to be aired until I die. I mean, that's a possibility as well. For whatever reason. So I think we'll we'll see as it goes along. But my guess is he's going to be relaxed till the out of office when we do these interviews, and so we're hoping that he's going to be, you know, kind of lean back and talk about what happened during his tenures governor and everything else and his reflections and his insights and you've covered him for years. What are you looking forward to most Jerry Brown is just such a fascinating person the way he thinks about things he's many would say visionary. But they're also been a lot of flops along the way I mentioned is three presidential runs for starters, yet a very bumpy eight years as governor the first time, but I think as time goes by and you look at some of these things in the rear view mirror. They take on a different. Cast and you get you learn from them you have insights that maybe you didn't have at the time. And that's you know, all those things I'm looking forward to hearing him talk about he's also got a really great quirky sense of humor. He does have to brush up on my Latin because he loves to drop in Latin phrases as well. So when these are all completed what happens to these recordings? Well, they will be fully and accurately transcribed by the folks at the oral history center, and they're going to be keeping on record in perpetuity all the transcriptions as well as the original recordings. But then it's going to take them and edit them down we'll have a series of radio broadcasts as well as a podcast series that we will get done, you know, depending on how long the interviews take, you know, sometime in two thousand nineteen senior politics editor, Scott Shafer. And I'm Tara Siler kqed news support comes from Oakland international airport with new flights to London Paris, Barcelona and New York fly the East Bay.

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04:29 min | 2 years ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo greeting Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin Salman in Riyadh today. The Trump administration's top on voi- is on a delicate diplomatic mission that has him on one hand publicly affirming the US Saudi alliance and on the other attempting to find out if the Saudis were involved in the disappearance of a Saudi Washington Post columnist who was critical of the crown prince Jamal kashogi US resident was last seen about two weeks ago in the Turkish capital he walked into a Saudi consulate for marriage documents. But apparently never came out his family and friends fear. He has been murdered by Saudi hit squad as Turkish investigators are claiming Saudi Arabia calls the claims baseless while President Donald Trump is withholding judgement for now on Saudi Arabia with whom he has acknowledged lucrative business ties. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says the kingdom's crown prince has got to go. This guy is a wrecking ball. She had this got murdered in a car. Consulate in Turkey into expect me to north feel used and abused. I was on the floor. Every time defending Saudi Arabia customers, a good ally. Graham, speaking on FOX and friends, the US air force is investigating following the crash of a Ukrainian fighter jet during a joint drill with United States reporting from Moscow NPR's Lucian, Kim says the US has been conducting era exercises in central Ukraine with other NATO members. Ukrainian general staff says that a Sukhoi twenty seven fighter jet crashed. And that the bodies of the two crew members aboard have been found. Ukraine is holding an error exercise with the US air force in which Ukrainians are adapting to NATO standards, and the US is getting to train with some of the most advanced Russian-Made aircraft. Four hundred fifty US air force personnel and seven American F fifteens are taking part in the exercise. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow pen America, an organization that defends free speech is suing President Trump for violating the first amendment NPR's. Lynn neary reports at the suit, argh. The president has used the power of the government to retaliate against journalists and media organisations, he finds objectionable the lawsuit argues that President Trump is free to express his own views on the press, but cannot use the regulatory and enforcement powers of his office to do. So it cites several incidents to back up that argument, including the Justice Department's anti-trust action against the merger of CNN's parent company. Time Warner with AT and T and the president's executive order to the postal service to raise postal rates on Amazon, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, the president has complained about coverage of his presidency by both CNN and the Washington Post, which is also owned by basis. The suit maintains these and other actions by the president threatened journalists ability to do their jobs without fear. Lynn neary, NPR news, Washington. The Dow is up four hundred forty six points. This is NPR news from K Q weedy news. I'm Paul land. Core PG says electricity has been restored. To most of the customers the utility cut off because of fire danger to schools remained closed. Pope valley elementary in Napa county in Cobb elementary in Lake County. Power was intentionally shut down for more than seventeen thousand people in Napa lake in sonoma's counties on Sunday night because of high winds and low humidity earlier this year P genie announced its plan to shut down power preemptively. After authorities blamed its power lines for sparking some of the state's most destructive wildfires. The utility expects to have everyone's power restored today. Few public figures have had more interesting and influential lives than Jerry Brown as he heads toward retirement. The governor is preparing to share those memories as part of an oral history politics reporter, Katie or has more frown is expected to have at least thirty hours of conversation. With senior politics editor Scott Schafer, the interviews in collaboration with the Bancroft libraries oral history center. We'll span Brown. Time in the seminary through the influence of his father's political career and Browns ten years as California secretary of state attorney, general and governor the sessions will be used on the radio and in a podcast produced by K Q, E D. The final audio interviews and transcripts will be housed at the Bancroft library, which has similar recordings that former governors Earl warn Pat Brown and Ronald Reagan in Sacramento, I'm Katie or.

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KQED Radio

04:35 min | 2 years ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. A spike in the federal deficit has members of congress worried. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says it's very disturbing. NPR's? Scott Horsely reports the deficit jumped by seventeen percent last year, mostly because of the Republican tax cuts and higher spending the deficit ballooned to seven hundred seventy nine billion dollars in the last twelve months. A remarkable tide of red ink for a country not mired in recession or widespread war the increase stems largely from tax cuts and a hike in military spending. But in an interview at Bloomberg Senate, Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, blame the big entitlement programs social security, Medicare and Medicaid. There's been a bipartisan reluctance to tackle entitlement changes because of the popularity of those programs. Hopefully at some point here, we'll get serious about this. We haven't been yet. The federal deficit is expected to grow to more than a trillion dollars in the current. Fiscal year. Scott Horsely NPR news, Washington. A second debate between Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his democratic challenger L passer. Congressman beta Aurora is scheduled to take place tonight. Texas public radio's learnt the Hasas reports the rivals will take the stage in San Antonio backed by significant fundraising dollars aerobics campaign pulled in a hefty thirty eight point one million dollars during the third quarter. Nearly three times the amount cruises campaign reported over the same period and a record for any US Senate race, despite the democratic challengers monetary upper-hand polls, put crews ahead. A recent Quinnipiac poll showed the incumbent with a nine point lead. Tonight's highly anticipated debate will cover domestic and foreign policy issues and is scheduled to begin at eight PM central time for NPR news. I'm Lauren thorough says in San Antonio, President Trump's defending himself against critics who questioned his business connections to Saudi. Arabia whose crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is widely suspected of playing a role in the disappearance and possible. Murder of a dissident journalist. Saudi Arabia denies the allegation on Twitter today. Trump writes that he has no financial interest in Saudi Arabia. However in a campaign rally in two thousand fifteen Trump was open to talk about business ties to Saudis in the United States Saudi Arabia, and I get along great with all of them. They buy apartments for me. They spend forty million sixty million. Am I supposed to dislike him? I like him very much secretary of state Mike Pompeo is on a diplomatic mission to Saudi Arabia pressing the crown prince and his father for answers into Jamaica show. Jeez. Disappearance two weeks ago Kashoggi's a columnist for the Washington Post US stocks are trading higher this hour. The Dow is up more than four hundred points. One point six percent at twenty five thousand six hundred fifty six the NASDAQ is up more than two percent SNP's up one and a half percent. This is NPR. From news. I'm Brian watt. PGE says electricity has been restored to most of the customers the utility cut off because of fire danger to schools remained closed. Pope valley elementary in Napa county and Cobb elementary in Lake County. Power was intentionally shut down for more than seventeen thousand people in Napa lake and sonoma's counties on Sunday night because of high winds and low humidity earlier this year PG announced its plan to shut down power preemptively after authorities blamed its power lines for sparking some of the state's most destructive wildfires. The utility expects to have everyone's power restored today. Few public figures have had more interesting and influential lives than Jerry Brown has he heads towards retirement. The governor is preparing to share those memories as part of an oral history. Kiki weedy politics reporter, Katie or has more frown is expected. To have at least thirty hours of conversation. With senior politics editor Scott Schafer, the interviews in collaboration with the Bancroft libraries oral history center will span Brown's time in the seminary through the influence of his father's political career and Browns ten years as California secretary of state attorney, general and governor the sessions will be used on the radio and in a podcast produced by K Q, E D. The final audio interviews and transcripts will be housed at the Bancroft library, which has similar recordings. A former governors Earl warn Pat Brown and Ronald Reagan in Sacramento, I'm Katie or K Q E news..

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10:30 min | 2 years ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And David Gordon, contributing writer for Cal matters and homily Hanson who's here in studio currently lives in her car and Linda mayo who's a council member for district one for the city of Berkley. And let me go to another call, and let's go next to Santa Clara. And we welcome John John you're on the air. Yeah. Hi, I'm a part time librarian who works at deanza college at night, and in the car to my going to work or getting off and the last year I've met. Part time faculty whose time talking to your dick were nicknamed freeway flyers because they go between different colleges. Gauge who are living in their cars and sedan one in an SUV, and I don't remember what you going to watch any case talking with two of them. Trying to find a place especially on the amount of income Jenny generating here has been extremely difficult. So. Their interview. We have some advantages fear in that there are a lot of malls. Or so a lot of high tech doubting neighborhood where they negotiate to park in a way, they find a place that look relatively secure won't be bothered by delivery truck. First thing in the morning and may not be bothered by security vehicle. Driving around at night. And. So you can park there. I mean, they go in park there. And if they're kicked out there kicked out they find someplace else, but the problem is again as one previous person said. Finding so. Places to go. To wash to use a toilet always have been things that have been very difficult. Are smart. Well, educated people who are just cannot put enough my together as part time faculty to find a place to live. I thank you for that. Call and I must mention that only Hanson when couple listeners have talked about how educated and smart maybe living in your not your head affirmatively. Indeed, the case with many people who have fallen on unfortunate times. Michael. Can I answer the car caller, why stay in San Francisco? Sure. I think two two points number one because I lived there. That's my home. I'm from there. If I don't have a house still citizen and number two, that's where you can get the most services so out of all the counties. San Francisco has the best help. Well, we're going to take a pledge in a minute. But I want wanna talk a bit about Sydney Goldstein who was the founder of city arts and lectures and digest yesterday at the age of seventy three the onstage interview program was most beloved by Barry residents and public radio listeners across the country. In fact, those broadcasts were heard right here on QB QB. So they had an enormous impact on the arts and cultural life of the bay area. She was also a friend of mine, and I will miss her terribly. And in a forum interview back in two thousand nine. She talked about how hard it was to pick her favorite city arts conversations. It's too hard to say, what favorites are because when you work with people repeatedly like John Updike, or I f stone who came here for us many times, it's hard to separate the event and the recording from the meaning of having those people hear those interviews are now in the Bancroft library, Sydney. Also in that interview. We did talked about the great joy, she found in setting up the next and show. You know, what's really great. When you do a program with someone who you don't know all that much about. And you don't anticipate in any particular way, you're sort of neutral about it. And then for me, I sit backstage, and I'm watching on a screen and listening, and I think my God, am I lucky to be doing this work or what? We were lucky that she did that work. You're listening to forum. This is a fundraising period for K Caridi. Public radio for more information about how to support K Q E D, simply go to K Q E D dot org. I'm Michael Krasny. Go to another caller and see this. Joining us next. Steve you're on the air. Yes. Okay. Steve are you there? Hello. Yes. Yes. Steve. Go ahead. Yes. I want to mention that along L Camino in a Mountain View and Cupertino and Palo Alto. Jared many cars parked there and RV's most of them are employed people in high tech Rawson many homeless integrated with those vehicles who earn in excess of two hundred thousand dollars a year. They cannot find affordable housing in their new your apple and Google et cetera. And those cities permit them those municipalities permit them to park there. So you also have where socioeconomic strata that permits them to park there. All right. Right. That's the way. I want to say, yes. Thank you for saying that and thank you for the call. David, Gordon, you've been following a lot of these programs in listener named David wants to know whether there's a program that lets those residing in vehicle, stay in city garages overnight. Do we know? I haven't heard of that yet. And if I could go back to you Lynn, the mile another listener says a mobile home has been parked in front of my house for a week in Berkeley RV should not be parked all over town. There should be designated regional areas for our visa have appropriate sewage. Dumps your thought we agree we agree with that. So that's what we need to work on. But that's a long-term one. It's going to take a couple of years. I think before we actually get something going on that score working with other cities nearby. But in the meantime, I think the idea of going back to the churches and looking at places where people can park we're looking for places where we can actually set something up with patties and some services, but the numbers are very great. And we're not going to be able to accommodate everyone don't have to continue to work on. Just trying to help as many people as we can where you've got the short the short term in the long term to think about who really might thinking about having a permit for a couple of weeks is that some people will move on somewhere else right now. It's just the wild west anybody could stay forever long. So some people will move on who are able to and that will bring the numbers down. And if we can bring the number sounds get our arms around it. We can do a lot more for individuals. But right now, what's what's not working is that there are just far too many RV's parked all along west Berkeley in front of this person's has, but I tell you Michael I get I get calls like that every day in many numbers. The council member for district one for the city of Berkeley, and Linda mentioned churches, and we've been talking about their role. Rebecca, local has something to add on the Rebecca welcome. Hi there. Good morning. This is Rebecca Kaplan from Oakland and we ever proposal. I've been trading for the last six months coming to council next week to authorize allowable parking spaces on congregational lots. We've already got five churches and a synagogue who volunteer to do this and a bunch more coming and the city council approving project. I hope certainly I'm urging us to next week. We have to admit that there are solutions because part of why people don't implement solution is because they think it's hopeless. I've also pushed for us to create an allowed R E spot with a contract for emptying the plumbing from a company like a road or tech company. And so we can use a vacant lot that doesn't have plumbing, and we can have a company that comes in empties them. And they're working on identifying a lot for that too. Because we have to do a lot more than what we've been doing. And we need the sewage and not to be running in the streets. While we help the homeless. I'm glad you called Rebecca Kaplan. Good to hear from you on this and good. You're moving forward with this. What about more porta-pottys? I remember Angela Elliott who is a big advocate of that for the homeless in general for long time. Yeah. That's right. But I have to say that. And I think Rebecca will agree with me. Our long-term solution is homes for people that the itinerant nature of this the difficulty. It's only really stopgap measure we need to build a lot more housing, particularly in places where these job attractions are happening. Libby, chef just tweeted a few days ago that there these twenty five hundred or twenty five thousand new jobs, but I'm Inc. Mountainview, only approved one hundred and fourteen housing units. Let's get that balance going. So that people actually live in homes, right? And I think Rebecca Kaplan for that call on I'm gonna read a tweet from a listener who writes, why don't people just move outs in San Francisco so expensive because moving is more expensive, a recent UC, Berkeley and California housing partnership study found that people who move from a bay area county to another county become more rent burdened, David Gordon. Let me go to you. I think all of these things are obviously very important. The homeless problem is getting much much bigger. But I would say that half a million cars impounded in California every year contributes to that homeless problem. So a lot of the reason you're dealing with that almost problem is that your impounding so many cars, I feel like if you get if people can prove their homeless they should get their car back. Well, we will continue to follow this and one of the extent, thanks to David Gordon. He's contributing writer for Cal matters to Mike herald of the western center on law, and poverty directs policy advocacy for them and Ollie Hanson here in studio who is a current car. Resident and Linda Maya who is a council member for district one for the city of Berkeley. And thank you, our listeners,.

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03:43 min | 2 years ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

"So Joel would say I was the youngest person in Pat Brown ministration, and the oldest person in Jerry Brown's administration. And we would all laugh and be proud that he had served both Brown. Your uncle is in the book. Yes. Because there's some great correspondence between him and Pat Brown and also he did a really wonderful oral history. I mean, there's a lot of the book is drawn from documents and archives at the Bancroft library, and your uncle did a really terrific oral history. And he tells a great anecdote about helping Jerry's nine hundred seventy four campaign and being in a bar in Palo Alto in your uncles. He's one of the few people from the Pat Brown sort of group who made that transition. There were not a lot of them. So I was very interested in him. And he tells a story about being in a bar in Palo Alto at during the campaign and Jerry says to him like, why are you supporting me because it was a very hotly contested primary with three much better established Democrats running, and he says first of all, I know your father, and I like your father, you know, second. I like what you stand for and third you're gonna win. Very practicing. Yeah. And he became he made him. Jeremy him finance chairman for her northern California, Jenny. Thanks so much for for that memory. And Jerry Brown as governor surrounded himself the first time, especially as with a lot of interesting minds people he found to be stimulating but creative thinkers, but who didn't necessarily. No, the issues and the policies around agencies that he put them in charge of right, right? And he did that very deliberately because he wanted to shake things up. So being an outsider was in. It was an advantage. And if you look at the world of the the environmental realm, for example, where he brought people in and put them in charge of agencies that they had as advocates been attacking before. So it was President Trump. Yes. In the reverse, but you know, empowering people to try to make government do some of the things that they had been pressuring it to do from the outside. They had the Pat Brown and Jerry Brown. I would say things I say complicated relationship. They were very different people that relationship, I think you volved as time went by. But how would you describe that father son relationships again that sort of talking to people who knew them for a long time who grew up with Jerry. And so new Patas Jerry's dad, I think that sense from them and those who've known in the longest is that it was in many ways, a really typical father son relationship. I mean, what what father and son don't have complicated relationships, and particularly if you're going into the same line of work. So they were had this sort of common core beliefs in a lot of ways and yet we're so different in personality. And in some ways in philosophy. We were sort of. Talking moment ago about Jerry Brown, not being particularly a fugitive or emotional person in public, and I wanna play a clip we mentioned that he'd run for president in hundred ninety two against Bill Clinton. And here he is speaking at the democratic national convention about his father, and I wanna thank. One other person and is missing his first convention since the depression. A man who beat Richard Nixon in nineteen sixty two.

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03:44 min | 2 years ago

"bancroft library" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And so Joe would say I was the youngest person in Pat Brown ministration and the oldest person in Jerry Brown's ministration. And we would all laugh and be proud that he had served both Brown. Your uncle is in the book. Yes. Because there's some great correspondence between him and Pat Brown and also he did a really wonderful oral history. I mean, there's a lot of the book is drawn from documents and archives at the Bancroft library, and and your uncle did a really terrific oral history. And he tells a great anecdote about helping in Jerry's nine hundred seventy four campaign and being in a bar in Palo Alto in your uncles was one of the few people from the Pat Brown sort of group who made that transition. There were not a lot of them. So I was very interested in him. And he tells his story about being in a bar in Palo Alto at during the campaign and Jerry says to him like, why are you supporting me because it was a very hotly contested primary with three much better established Democrats running, and he says first of all, I know your father, and I like your father, you know, second. I like what you stand for and third you're gonna win. Very practicing. Yeah. And he became he made him. Jeremy him finance chairman further her northern California, Jenny thanks so much for for that memory. And Jerry Brown as governor surrounded himself, the first time, especially with a lot of interesting minds people he found to be stimulating but creative thinkers, but who didn't necessarily know the issues and the policies around agencies that he put them in charge of right, right? And he did that very deliberately because he wanted to shake things up. So being an outsider was in was an advantage and three if you look at the world of the the environmental realm, for example, where he brought people in put them in charge of agencies that they had as advocates been attacking before. So it was President Trump will yes in the reverse. But you know, empowering people to try to make government do some of the things that they had been pressuring it to do from the outside. They had Pat Brown and Jerry Brown. I think it's fair to say complicated relationship. They were very different people that relationship, I think evolved as time went by. But how would you describe that that father son relationships again that sort of talking to people who knew them for a long time, and who grew up with Jerry. And so new Patas Jerry's dad, I think that sense from them those who've known in the longest he said, it was in many ways, really typical father son relationship. I mean, what father and son don't have complicated relationships, and particularly if you're going into the same line of work. So they were had this sort of common core beliefs and a lot of ways and yet we're so different in personality in some ways in philosophy. We were talking a moment ago about Jerry Brown, not being particularly a few sieve or motions person in public. And I wanna play a clip we mentioned that he'd run for president in nineteen ninety two against Bill Clinton. And here he is speaking at the democratic national convention. About his father. And I wanna thank. One other person and is missing his first convention since the depression. A man who beat Richard Nixon in nineteen sixty two and.

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03:21 min | 2 years ago

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"Us lonely you you cried the whole night well you can her army who river any river i cried a river over us crimea river was produced by the kitchen sisters with martha ham mixed by jim mckee production assistance from nathan dalton laura culture alexandra woodruff alloys meltzer thousand butner and brandy how this story could not have been done without the contributions and perspectives of many people who are passionate about rivers and dams and watersheds david brower john mcphee robert has an awful lot of the creeks and rivers have just been paved over one of the ways of thinking about environmental restoration has been reopening rivers to daylight creeks and rivers all over the country don bricks john and nancy cassidy brad democ general donald oce floyd dominy ranger mark molloy ladybird johnson gary snyder this is jerry snyder that country poet mellon grower buddhist yogi of the river watershed in northern california west side of the sierra nevada at the head of blige shady creek i find myself standing on the sierra crest and see just a little chuckle coming out of a snowfield that's melting say in late july that one is going to the pacific the other side that little trickle is going to pyramid lake where it will never get out of the great basin but russia how schiffer ken virginia john else peter and carter mills rob moss jane waylon jane slight and edward abbey burqas much more beautiful than highways in my view the highways that are ugly not the beer cans the kitchen sisters have always relied on the kindness of archivists there's some of our nation's unsung heroes without them and the archives they protect and defend our stories would be flat as a pancake and our country would have even less of a sense of itself than it does special thanks to richard quarterly be valvo and susan mclaughlin at the klein library at northern arizona university ellen burn and the sierra club susan snider in the bancroft library uc berkeley and later in the regional oral history office at uc berkeley roy webb and the mary library of the university of utah southern utah university the national archives tony bogart and friends of the river also thanks to the organizations who contributed time and perspective to the story the glen canyon institute the international rivers network friends of the river splur et cetera the bureau of reclamation katie did press freshwater press ken sanders rare.

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