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Socialist College Professors Indoctrinate and Coddle Kids
"Now are coddled. They go to college. They were impressionable. They haven't lived in the real world where if you lived in the real world, you'd see your professor named Chad with his long hair spouting off about socialism, playing the guitar in the campus, small eating donkeys and you'd be like dinky Chad. This is the dumbest freaking idea I've ever heard. Can we say that? Sorry, if not just buzz me. Yeah, it's a I want to say something else, but the FCC would find us. It's the stupidest damn idea ever. I lived in the real world. Chad. I've been out playing baseball and having two jobs in some third. Team. You know what I got Friends of mine who didn't do squat. I had a paper route. When I was a kid I used to deliver news days is the statute of limitations open on the tax things Still not because I don't think I paid taxes on that job. I think I made like $100 in three years. But I'm just throwing that out to the IRS may come from me tomorrow, but some of my friends didn't work. They slept till nine o'clock in the morning. Sometimes 11 o'clock I was up at five, putting together the Sunday paper delivering Newsday's working for tips. Therefore, when I got to college, I kind of figured it out that Chaz or Chad, whoever it was teaching socialism, you know, sociology professor on the campus with his long hair singing love songs to students was probably a moron.
Steven Crowder on YouTube's Persecution of His Show
"One of the strikes came in. Not be a super super super specific, but look, one of them was we went against the World Health Organization guidelines for Kobe. He's in the same World Health organization who said there is no human human transmission and who said that it emerged from nature. Now here's the thing. Keep in mind. We only went against it by using the CDC on air you to consider this a violation of medical misinformation. I had to go to say. Well, what is important is we need to study the immune response here because young people meaning toddlers in teenagers, according to the CDC, are far more likely to die from the standard flu. Then from Cove it now with old people. It's the opposite cove. It is far more lethal. But for some reason it effects different immune systems significantly differently than you see, based on age. They said. They said that on the air heresy ever seen, that was a hard strike. That was a hard strike against the account where that means you can no longer stream for a little while. They didn't give us an exact answer, But they said, You said something along those lines. They never said it was wrong. This is what's important. The next strike was in praising the officer who shot Mukai Bryant for people who forgot that story. Because the left wants to move on. They don't want to be held accountable. This was the officer who shot The young black lady while she was stabbing another young black lady, and I said, not only do I think it's a justified shoot from the officer. I think it's necessary. It's a cop can shoot someone while they're in the middle of stabbing somebody. Then there's no reason to have cops, which is what we know they ultimately wants. That was considered a violation because they said it was rebelling in the death of somebody, so we're one step away, one strike away. From losing the biggest conservative program that has ever existed on YouTube. It would be like the FCC stepping in on Lee. They're not a government entity. That's the problem. These air these air business entities with foreign interests. It would be like if the FCC stepped in and said, Hey, Rush Limbaugh, you say one more thing that offends Sandra Fluke. Taking off his
Wuhan Lab Leak
"The meeting The Liberals are like, Oh, my gosh, there could be something to that. There was something to it months ago. You guys and ladies missed it because you chose to miss it because you chose to be Don't be. I was going to say something else, but sadly, we're subjected to FCC rules. Right, Jim? I'm pretty sure We gotta be careful, James. I gotta dump. I can't take it. We do about this story? So we played some video and audio how the left again falls into this trap all the time. We're going. What do you mean, really? Scooby? They just found out now that this Corona virus could have leaked from a lab. How well, it happens because of group thinking what the media does to promote groupthink. Our entire group. Think something this fake. One of them we talked about was the alleged certainty fallacy. Alleged, certainly where the media claims something's been proven and fact check something, if as false when there's no such certainty on it. They did that with the lab leak theory. Utopia
The FCCs Big Bet on Elon Musk
"Tucked away in the snowy woods of the colorado rockies is a cabin called wolf lodge. The cabin is about eleven thousand feet above sea level. It overlooks the surrounding mountains. And yeah it's pretty off grid. Cell service is thirty miles away. The closest landline five miles away. No power lines. No water lines sure hiccup here and there are no roads boston. The cabin does have high speed internet. The internet comes from starling. A satellite service developed by spacex. The company founded by elon. Musk and the. Fcc has made a one billion dollar bet on starlink. Sterling has the potential to change our skies and how we connect online but there are a number of challenges to overcome. If it's going to succeed here to explain starlink recruits sarah morrison. Hey sarah eight thirty. So we've had satellite internet for awhile for for decades right. What makes starling different than what we had before. So startling promises that it's going to provide faster and better satellite internet for the things that the pandemic really showed us. We need streaming video virtual meetings for like school doctors. Basically anything where you don't want to be a lag. Traditional satellite which is geo satellite is a couple satellites really high earth orbit and they're in a geosynchronous orbit basically move at the same speed that the earth rotates so they're sort of always in a fixed position. There's a couple of them they can cover a lot of the surface of the earth but because they're so high up there is that lad they have a reputation of being slow and expensive So what sterling does is what's known as the elliott internet basically which is they put like thousands of satellites in lower earth orbit And then they have inter connected constellation which means the other much closer to the earth. There's less lag. And i mean starling ca saying it can be cheaper to the consumer than you know. It's of geo satellite rivals At least for now and in the hope is that the communities that just can't get trishul broadband there to wrote to realistically connect them to anytime soon. If ever they'll still have access to internet that you know is just as good and be able to do the things that they need
FCC Wants to Help Americans Pay for Broadband
"So mike you were recently about. Nfc program to help americans pay for their broadband right. That's correct and it's officially up and running. Now it's called the emergency broadband benefit program and it was part of the roughly nine hundred billion covid. Nineteen relief package passed by congress in december twenty twenty and signed by president trump after that within the package was three point. Two billion set aside for the federal communications commission to cover the program what it does provide a discount of up to fifty dollars a month toward broadband bills for eligible households and up to seventy five a month for households on qualifying tribal lands eligible. Households also can receive a one time discount up to one hundred dollars to buy a laptop or desktop computer or tablet from participating providers. They contribute more than ten dollars but less than fifty dollars to the purchase. How do you know if you qualify for this. Well we have appropriate in my story on tech that usa today dot com. But here's some information. For instance if you qualify for the lifeline program a program that helps low income. Americans purchase broadband access. You automatically qualify for this. You also qualify. If you're on medicaid or your partner you participate in the snap program also eligible as any home with an income at or below one hundred thirty five percent of the federal poverty guidelines. So math is involved as are those in the free and reduced lunch school program school lunch program. I should say in school breakfast. Program and homes for students who are pell. grant recipients also eligible. Some homes have had substantial loss of income since february. Twenty nine twenty twenty like i said my story has links to all these spots and how to figure out whether you qualify. You can also go to the site. You could probably find it there. But i would suggest coming to my story overall. There's about eight hundred twenty. Five broadband providers wired and wireless participate in the program including names like. At and t. comcast t molin
New President, New FCC, New Net Neutrality Rules?
"Throughout the pandemic. we've covered. How the internet is everything this week. We're talking about the policy that affects the internet one policy issue that has haunted every fcc commissioner in the past decade and then some isn't it neutrality. That's the idea that isp's treat all content equally and can't slow down or charge more for certain kinds of content rules have ping pong between administrations obama's fcc put net neutrality rules in place. In two thousand fifteen trump's appointee repealed them twenty seventeen the new acting chairwoman of the fcc jessica rosenworcel supports net neutrality rules. I asked her if it's time for congress to make something permanent you know. I think things are always sturdier when they're written into law but i also think that when the fcc chose in two thousand fifteen to update its rules and make sure that net neutrality was in its policies. That decision was ultimately upheld in the courts. So i think that's the agency can move here to one of the big loopholes in net neutrality rules. Even when they've been in place has been wireless and now. We're sort of on the cusp. Potentially we've been on the cusp for awhile of big five g rollout. Do you think that any future rules need to be sort of a to include all the ways that we get broadband access. Not just fixed. Yeah i mean. I think that technology is changing at a really fast clip. It's very exciting. To see the speeds we might all be able to enjoy. With five g wireless. It's exciting to see what's happening with. Low earth orbiting satellite systems. I think they're going to be many more technologies that can deliver us high speed broadband in the not too distant future and whenever we change our policies. We're going to have to take that into consideration
Broadband Companies Paid for Millions of Fake "Net Neutrality" Comments to Regulators
"Among those behind millions of fake net neutrality. Comments filed with the FCC New York Attorney General Leticia James says broadband industry companies paid more than $4 million for a campaign that generated more than 8.5 million. Fake comments to the FCC to quote create the appearance of grassroots opposition to net neutrality rules. Another nine million comments supporting that neutrality were found to have been made by a 19 year old college student talks is Tanya J. Powers that neutrality bars Internet service providers from blocking or throttling Web traffic or offering paid fast lanes and an army trainees been arrested after
Rapper Cardi B Takes on Wisconsin Congressman
"Cardi B. He's calling out Congressman Glenn Growth Man on social media for comments he made on the House floor. Today I received complaints in my office and rightfully so. Boccardi being the Grammy growth in question why the FCC would air her sexually charged performance during the Grammys last month. Americans would view her performance is inconsistent with basic decency in a tweet Cardi B called the congressman in idiot asking why given all the issues facing the country, her Grammy performance would be his focus. Eric Bill,
Making broadband more affordable
"If you're listening to this you likely know that broadband has played a major part in your life last year amid the coronavirus pandemic people went to work online school online and visited relatives. Remotely that is true but there is some good news congressman fcc. The federal communications commission have recognized that broadband access equal across the country. Whether it's having the funds to pay for connectivity or just lack of high speed access period right now the fcc creating a program called the emergency broadband benefit program which offers a fifty dollar monthly discount for broadband services. So you get the discount off your bill. And that goes up to seventy five dollars if you live on tribal lands and also i one time discount of up to one hundred dollars for a computer. A tablet purchased through a participating provider. There's one discount per eligible household. What's ineligible household. You might ask. Well includes those who are currently on the lifeline program which helps low income. Americans purchase cell phone and broadband access and others. Like those on medicaid or usher assistance program or the school lunch program. You can find out more about eligibility and the program in my story on tech usa today dot com or you can go to fcc dot gov and search for emergency broadband benefit program. People are supposed to be able to apply for that next month. In the meantime congress look into extend the funding for that program and also attack. What's called the digital divide by expanding high speed broadband access to currently unserved and underserved areas in the us. It's part of a ninety four billion dollars proposal. That democratic sponsors congressman. Jim clyburn of south carolina and senator amy klobuchar of minnesota they hope will become part of president biden's infrastructure plan. It's called the accessible affordable internet for all act and we'll be tracking its progress in the days to come on tech dot. Usa today dot com.
FCC Approves Plan For 3-Digit Suicide Prevention Number
"Call in case of an emergency. The bill making its way through the state legislature would create a hotline to have counselors, not police respond to people experiencing mental health crises. KCRW's Tara a tree on has more In the future, you might texture dial 98 to be connected with mental health professionals. The number is a part of the Miles Hall Lifeline Act, named after a 23 year old black man who was fatally shot by Walnut Creek police during a mental health crisis. The bill's author, Democratic Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer, Kayhan says a comprehensive crisis response system could prevent stories like halls since 2015 a quarter of all fatal police involved. Shootings involved mental illness with black men dying disproportionately. Hey, Hands. Bill would instruct 911 calls regarding mental health emergencies to be transferred to 988 dispatchers for both lines would be able to decide who the appropriate responders are. And 988 is the new national suicide prevention and Mental Health crisis hotline created by the federal government last year, states are required to activate that line by July of 2022. Support for NPR comes from a
The Extent of Tech Regulations With an Expert
"I'm here with juniper networks is bob dunne to talk about oversight regulations in the tech industry. Hello bipolar you. Good connor how are you. I'm doing well tell us a little bit about your history working with government and how it regulates the tech industry web connor i. I moved to virginia with my family about eighteen years ago. I know mentor of mine from nortel said. Can you come down here and help me figure out this federal thing as he put it and i fell in love with the federal market and its customers Since then i was in a bid for awhile. And then i worked exclusively with the intelligence community for nortel which was some of the most rewarding work i've ever i've ever done then. I tried my hand in small business. I went to a company called star which is based out of portland oregon again focused on the army and tactical solutions. Then i went to ericsson federal which was actually sold in in spun off and korea. We created the company called ozias which still exists today. And then i went back to pack star. I was ceo. They are for a little over four years. And now i'm With juniper and very proud to be vp of federal for juniper networks with regards to standards and regulations and how the oversight works with the tech industry. You know you have the usual names. Like the fcc in epa eeoc in other agencies like that but What many may not be familiar with our agencies. Gsa which is a general services administration and nist which is the national institution for standards and technology. Their mission is to enable innovation through standards and measurements. And then on top of that. Of course you have congressional oversight which pays attention to The industry and what tech companies put out whether it's a service Or hardware yeah. I'm a big fan of nist here at sgx. Because i used so much of their documentation to help. Inform my understanding of technology. When i'm writing my articles before we dive into specifics. How is the tech industry regulated Do the industry regulators and various governments. Have a tight grip or things still fairly lax. I guess it depends on which industry. You're talking about so when the part that i'm familiar with an obviously involved in right now as network equipment providers we provide solutions and we are heavily regulated when you look at the social media companies You know it's it's a new world and you've heard about the Congressional meetings and some of the scrutiny twitter and facebook and others are under. And i think they're just trying to figure out now how best to regulate them do you Put a lot of standards in place like we have today through all the certifications we go through the federal government It remains to be seen with the latest Hack that occurred. A lot of people are concerned about cybersecurity as they should be. And i think there's going to be more regulation in that area as well. yeah maybe rightfully so. What are some of the significant government or industry regulations that organizations are still complying with. Well again you know nist is is very important to juniper and we go through the steps internally and then we put forward our solutions to nist and other agencies there's an organization called the gic which is joint interoperability interoperability tests center. We put a lot of our solutions through that process and then are certifications like a fed ramp when you're talking about the cloud phipps. has strong criteria that that Have to be met and other certifications going on down the line. So you think about. Americans with disabilities act which is section five away if to be compliant with that and the list is pretty long but When you select the market that you want to go after and provide secure solutions it's necessary. It's a requirement so that will continue. And i think those companies that comply with the standards and regulations really benefit from the outcomes because it makes their solution stronger. And while there's a lot of company oversight internal oversight. I think having the checks and balances only make the company stronger. That's good to hear. It seems like there's more regulations than just on the tech itself like you mentioned About disabilities and it isn't important to remember that these organizations are just like any other in that they have the workplace regulations on top of the technological regulations Exactly however in general what does regulation of the tech industry look like in the united states. You know what aspects of the technology are most regulated while the first word that comes to mind is security so every aspect of what we delivered to our customers. has different levels of security. There's risk management framework. Put out by diet cap that must be followed and we do I mentioned the There are others that are put in place like nyack. The national information assurance partners And they focus on common criteria and then companies also put in the rigors into their supply chain so supply chain management is critically important because it starts really at the idea of a solution or a product or a service all the way down the chain to implementation at offering so especially with the bad actors that are trying to penetrate networks companies have to Maintain control and put in a security standards that are second to none and if you look at the best technology companies the most successful technology companies security is always top of mind and and i think it will be top of mind for a long time.
Senators ask the FCC to change the definition of high-speed internet
"A bipartisan group of us senators petitioned the federal communications commission and other federal agencies to change the federal government's definition of high-speed broadband from twenty five megabits per second up and three megabits per second down to one hundred megabits per second symmetrical. The old definition was established in two thousand fifteen and a change in definition would prohibit the fcc from identifying an area as being served with broadband unless it met the
As Telecoms Spend Billions on Wireless, Where Does That Leave the Wired?
"Telecom. Companies are spending a lot of money on wireless infrastructure to support their five g networks last week. The fcc announced that verizon spent forty five billion dollars buying spectrum in the agency's auction at and t. spent twenty three billion but in the meantime wired broadband infrastructure is not feeling the love. At and t. Has stopped connecting new customers to its dsl network. A report last fall found that it has deployed high speed fiber to only about a third of households in its network and it's got big gaps in low income areas in many cities angeles for is the executive director of the national digital inclusion alliance. Which wrote that report we are seeing. At and t. not invest in low income neighborhoods as much as they do higher income neighborhoods and to understand that in the inner in the united states. The internet is a commodity so they're looking for highest return and you have evidence of this right. You have put out a report to this effect. That essentially overlays the fiber investment with income and. It seems pretty clear we did. Yes released a digital redlining report in two thousand seventeen where we found that the really slow old dsl tended to be in lower income neighborhoods That went against the general understanding that it was rural areas that weren't getting the investment and then more recently. We did a report with the communication workers of america where their data found that. There were Large portions of. At and t. service that wasn't being upgraded to fiber and there were no plans to upgraded to fiber right. And then how does that. Connect to what we're hearing which is. At and t.'s. Plans to stop connecting even knew dsl users in those areas that have this older infrastructure right. So at and t. is really switching to a wireless model where they are relying upon the plans for five g. and their existing wireless which in a sense is probably great but for the folks on the ground. Not so great. If your internet connection you had been relying upon a wire line connection a dsl service and it's no longer. There's not going to be an upgrade. You have no chance of getting a faster speed and your only option for. At and t.'s. To switch to their wireless wireless comes with data caps. Right right so it's a lot. More expensive to maintain a wireless connection than a wire. Line connection i mean. We're talking about eighteen t because they're the biggest in heaven. Some ways been really conspicuous about this sort of weirdly slowing infrastructure. Build out but his. At and t. Any different than other telecoms in terms of this lack of investment in widespread fiber. We're seeing is is the lack of investment in the lower income neighborhoods by. At and t. With verizon we see skipping of whole cities so so they're making they're each making their own choices as to where they go with their fiber investments and for the rest of us who end up in any of these places where those investments aren't happening. We need to say. Are we okay with that or do we need to somehow influencing either their decisions or coming up with our own solutions. We currently have proposals in congress. Right from republican members of congress that would essentially prevent me broadband that would in theory expand broadband access prevent cities from building their own so those proposals that restrict cities from building their own. Assume that the incumbents are going to distribute their fiber in a way that makes sense for everybody so but it's not equitable and so it really comes down to are we. Okay with the inequity. I met okay with the inequity right. Everybody needs access to fast broadband and it needs to be affordable and so if we have places right now it's already state laws state laws that say no no. The local communities cannot build their own infrastructure and if we do that federally than limits all those options and we as a country relate. Yes we build things ourselves and then the government's like no no no. You can't build it yourself all. That doesn't make any sense. So then let's talk about this. The wireless future the five g future. Do you think that that will benefit some of these underserved areas or might we see the exact same thing where we now have next generation networks that further entrench inequity. I think we have to assume that. Five g will bring further inequities. There's no reason to think that the current technologies aren't being ruled out equitably that the newer technologies will be rolled out equitably. We all know that we should learn from history. Learn from the best and so just changing. The technology isn't going to change the business model. The business model remains the same and currently there is just to put a fine point on it. You said this is a commodity right. There are not regulations. There's nothing to prevent. Companies from not serving specific areas broadband is very lightly regulated. So at this point in time congress and others could choose to change this at this point in time. There's nothing to keep companies from rolling out broadband infrastructure. Where they feel like they're going to get the highest return. Angeles is the executive director of the national digital inclusion alliance in a statement. At told us that quote our investment decisions are based on the capacity needs of our network and demand for our services. It said any suggestion of discrimination or redlining was wrong
Verizon is the top bidder on 5G spectrum, committing more than $45 billion
"The fcc has announced the winners of wireless airwave auction. It conducted over the past few months which racked up a record. Eighty one billion in bids the mid band spectrum sometimes called the goldilocks band is well suited for five g networks because it is able to transmit large amounts of data on a wavelength that can travel long distances. The two hundred and eighty megahertz spectrum is also especially important to wireless giants who've been trying to fill out their spectrum. Portfolios the big winners verizon via itsel co partnership subsidiary bid nearly forty five point five billion on the airwaves. at and t. through atp spectrum. Frontiers bid twenty three point. Four billion while t mobile bid nine point three billion it already acquired amid band through its merger with sprint. The results were in line with industry expectations and reflect. How important securing licenses for the airwaves is for the carriers.
Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio host, dies at 70
"Of Rush Limbaugh a day after cancer claimed the life of the country's preeminent conservative radio talk show host He came along at a time when am radio is in real trouble. Poynter Institute cell, Tompkins says Limbaugh saved the frequency FM radio became the choice for music. But am Radio ended up not really having the purpose. FCC rules Changes and Bill Clinton giving rise to limbo Conservative angled talk radio survived. But liberal talk radio died and and never came back again says they're just too all talk stations in America in 1960, the late eighties changes and Limbaugh payment. The way for the 1100 on the air. Come. 1995, G Miller. WTMJ news.
As COVID-19 ravages the world, closing the digital divide is more critical than ever
"The digital divide continues to be. A massive problem made worse by the coronavirus. Pandemic things are especially bad in appalachia. I'm roger chang and this is your daily charge sina is once again taking a look at this problem. Our series crossing the broadband divide and story in the latest package. Takes a look at the unique problems in appalachia a region with some of these slowest access speeds and accordingly lows incomes in the country with us to talk about. This is editor. Ray hodge welcome. Ray hey roger how are you so to kick things off. He gives us a sense of how big the broadband gap problem is in this area. I loved do that if we could actually find that information out in an accurate way and see. That's the that's the core problem. Isn't it the the big core problem here is that we don't have a full and complete rendering of the map of this digital divide because for many years. Now our our mapping has focused on deployment and not speed or actual access so while we have information about what census tracts have at least one connected household in them. We don't actually know. How many houses in each one of these census tracts is connected end accessing broadband much less whether or not they're getting the speeds that we normally classified as high speed broadband right and so we are looking at numbers that are probably severely. Undercounted the sec report which came out last month said that the number of folks who don't have access to broadband when down to fourteen point five million from about eighteen million a year ago most broadband experts. I think almost all broadband experts including the federal government and folks on the fcc all agree that that number is probably dramatically low and undercounted And and there's been a lot of issues you pointed out with the data behind these broadband maps that the fcc charge of some changes coming and we'll talk about that later later in the but let's let's get back to your story because you take a look at the appalachian region specifically you grew up in kentucky. You still live near louisville this curious. What broadband access has been like for you your family and how. It's changed over the years so we were based out of eastern kentucky. My family was and we've moved away from there. So i'm i'm what you would call the gas for the appalachian diaspora but i didn't get Internet in central kentucky until the same year. We got city water. Run out to our place somewhere around nine hundred ninety eight something like that and even though of course it was it was screeching -ly slow. Pardon the the the dialup pun. But yeah it's been intermittent right so it's taken that long to get it and where i live now in louisville i've got one gig fibre pay around sixty dollars a month. Which is the national average but there are still people out in the areas. Where i used to live in where you know. It may cost him one hundred dollars a month to get dsl equivalent speeds. It's insane the disparity there but growing up with This sort of Slow crawl towards access. It's remarkable to see what progress has been made because there is some but it's incredibly frustrating to see that after decades. This is still happening. These these problems are still happening. You're still dealing with a basic infrastructure and speeds. That are nearly unusable when it comes to like that so you talked a bit about the map and faulty data behind that but what are some of the other issues that has made broadbent hard to come by in this region so we've got a constant narrative going on where it's always sort of presented as a problem with hilly terrain and were unable to run lines or the the issue is often kind of bought and sold by that narrative. And that's really that's only one small part of the equation right. It's not just about hilly terrain because we've been able to make all kinds of technological advancements in these areas all kinds of construction industries like the mining and coal industry have no problem navigating hilly terrain. So you know. Mountains are not necessarily the thing that is always stopping Companies running out there a lot of the times it has to do with the fact that When it comes to infrastructure it has to do with the fact that it's not as profitable for for companies to run lines out into rural areas right even though they may be picking up subsidies and there was some fraud that had gone on in different rural regions By companies historically who claim to have all these people connected and then didn't so that's one part of it the infrastructure politics behind that the other part of it is that there are two digital heights right. There's one which is i. Don't have the lines. I'm divided from my lines. The other one is. I'm divided from the ability to pay for it which is actually the bigger digital divide across rural and urban areas.
Ford Invests $1 billion in German Plant, Targets Move to 'all-electric' Passenger Vehicles in Europe by 2030
"Announced will invest one billion dollars to convert its plant in cologne germany into its first european electric vehicle facility with plans to produce its first electric passenger vehicle. There by twenty twenty three. The company plans to have electric versions of all passenger vehicles on sale by twenty twenty six with its european car lineup. Going electric by twenty
FCC Chair Rosenworcel launches broadband mapping task force
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"fcc" Discussed on FCC Not ASAP
"fcc" Discussed on FCC Not ASAP
"It's the validation piece that i think is really important it's it's hard to get a full understanding of what a transformation whether it's building or infrastructural redesign it's hard to get a feel for exactly what that's gonna mean from rendering you know and so this is kind of like the three d gods you know let you walk through the transform neighborhood without spending seven so you know i think i think it's definitely a lot of value for sure and then and then you feel good as a as a vela per coming after that right well we try to match the vision was rolled out july twenty sixteen and and so you know amid two and two years later mapping plan that comes from that is exactly and has a real sort of solid set of connections to to what happened on that weekend just random question about the president of the developing the mix you senior facility eve there were have been better blood event there were you gonna build something somewhere anyways yes well we you know we're that's that's our business is developing housing so we would have you know we were looking at other projects tom there with other opportunities you were looking for but better book helped identify one for schnelle question absolutely absolute i wanted to without the better block i don't think we would have landed there and it's going to be whereas all said and done it's going to be north at ten million dollars vestment.
"fcc" Discussed on FCC Not ASAP
"Yeah yeah and then like and then at one point in in just by think in august or maybe it was september they ended up repaving the area and they didn't put the bike lanes back you know so they were permanent for almost two years and they disappeared because no one told you know no one so you know that kind of thing right but we feel we think we've demonstrated their utility and then other things that popped up to make a single becoming back but do you think that this type of restrictions even though the last couple of days the thing that the it helps for the engine nears engineering department to be a little more i don't know about bin minded the word or between more welcoming to let's keep trying it helps to that actually does the opposite it makes them say do you know we tried it with over comfortable with these so i don't know exactly but my my because i have a whole lot of contact with the folks that do the traffic engineering and whatnot but my sense is that it's been good and there's been some some censor thawing you know warming to that kind of well maybe we should try to do something a little bit different now there's a couple people who are and all of them are good people as you know i think they get caught up in or or see their the way their jobs have been defined for so long as an obstacle to try and something funky and so but a couple you know it's it's not been horrible is that there's i think it's kind of inertia.
"fcc" Discussed on FCC Not ASAP
"fcc" Discussed on FCC Not ASAP
"Sort of unattractive to investment so that's you know so intervening in that we said well let's let's get together and get our our my agencies capacity as developer and and the developer on our team their capacity other and see what we can do to transform this so we came up with an idea that with a mixed use building and it will have ground floor retail at the sidewall with true stories above it that will be apartments for low income seniors and and then we're going to bring in residence to the neighbor we'll have forty units upstairs we'll have between fifty and sixty residents upstairs some with some buying power but activity now you were building to the sidewalk the way the space needs yeah so let me there's this correctly went you decided or us chose the you're not going to build origin where you were going to build that somewhere so they know go your life our grant the health grant well you know we had a grant and the grant was a kind of training and learning grant okay to explore the underlying causes of the of the health disparities okay and then from there develop action plans angle what do we what how do we change this weekend okay and then when does better happen in the team of the neither team there was your is your organization and it was a private available yes so that was the invent so so better block happened in july twenty sixteen a writer august lewis in the summer of twenty sixteen and i think two weeks prior to its starting.
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"People who love it and people who are very against it so i believe that the mar people you have out you have self policing going on while you know maybe on a normal nights you might feel safer if there was a police officer on the boulevard but i think on this night it wasn't so necessary i think people actually went as far as saying we need to have a papa police station on the boulevard and it wasn't meant to be actual functioning police station but i think just the visual appearance of it may have converted some people say okay well if something goes wrong the police department is here so that that was something that i found to be interesting is there police pup station we did i don't think we ended up doing it but there were you know police officers i think mainly because of the beer garden kind of policing you can only consume alcohol behind this fence and you know making sure people are not taking out onto the street but i there from what i understand there were no issues or no arrests made there was no one getting rowdy about the mythology berta typing projects in order to to help designing things or to designing projects whether the benefit to that you see for the planners and designers and engineers using tool of prototyping what is what are the benefits for him of using these two so like i said it's a low risk situation.
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"If you have the seasons you would have made different is permanent i think we would've made more robust concert area in playground man man i think really tackling that a little bit more in in doing that to a grander scale is one of the things that i think we are also if you're going to do this permanent you know we have a biplane down one side of the road i think we would have put one the other so that way you don't have to people in a five lane smacked an injury but got one the other way do you think that would also check morley cd for the permeates insides yet now we were doing this permanently we would have much longer conversations with the city about the installations that we were doing you know the whole project was about ninety days and we would have spent more than ninety days just talking to the city about thinking about doing the installation thinking about anything had permanent had a conversation with the transit engineer from me and is interesting to see everybody from their point of view you know but although the better book general help everybody to be okay we try new things i still from the trice inside the d helped but they still have the preservation about now i think that's a that's a good observation i worked for the city for eight years and i know the process of because again when you work for the city especially in america your job is to always think of.
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"A lot maybe an all about her blocks it sometimes it looks like oh we put a bike lane here and we made a better block it's almost like you know you just paint the green lane and say oh look we did we made it nicer and so i think while it's important to have the bicycle infrastructure the connections are important is while and so you can't just have a bike lane go from here to you know from here you can't have eight hundred meter bike lane it needs to be connected to another area with a bike lane so you have places to go so you know i i i do think it is a positive thing but i think sometimes it almost feels overdone in a way but i guess i wanna speak negatively about the bike lanes but i mean i'm just trying to see a perception before i mean what things we're not you were not that excited to see what you like this is not necessarily don't need to put these these design here the you know they put different things they put his big guard them these extended side worlds the cross the business crosswalks they put the bus stops so in terms of the actual infrastructure i would say most of it i was positive you know and looking forward to seeing but on another thing we did get some people voice their concerns about public safety and the need for a police presence in the area so i think that was something i wasn't necessarily too keen on because i think people's relationships with the with the police department there of on a varying spectrum there's.
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"So let's go to these area here that you are available yes can you tell me how did they started and how this prototype contributed influence or was related or was not related should these development that you're planning there so there was a initiative that came out of the robert wood johnson foundation a national initiative that the city of akron submitted a proposal to and it was called invest health invest health is an effort two from robert wood johnson foundation to get two free prospector collaboration in cities small knit size cities around the country to address disparities in public health okay and so the city created a proposal from and got accepted and the the the they decided to focus on middle and asked my boss my then boss since retired to the part of the cross sector team and so we you know so so we were okay focus on middleboro what's the what's the health what can we do to change the unhealthy aspects neighbor and so it was a year and a half process and and we started just as the better block was getting ready to go okay and there was a private developer on the team and myself in representing a nonprofit developer representative from the city the hospital system to start with and then and then we sort of saw our selves building on on the better if ali in the footsteps of the veterinary consciously and on top of that the foreplay of developer on our team.
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"Okay so this might be something for you to look into as well it's there's a group from miami called st plans and his name is anthony garcia he's an architect and so this it's a similar concept to this it is a prototype and so we are going to be adding bike lanes and reducing traffic from the two lanes in each direction to one lane and then two so four lanes total down to three lanes with bike lanes you know a little bit more parking facilities for people and more activities for pedestrians be art or some kind of popup area for people to you know spend time and and so that was supposed to happen next month but we decided that with the students getting ready for exams we might want to do that in the fall when they're moving back onto campus so that will be what we are working on the summer so that should be interesting do you have a link information i can get i don't have the handouts right now but i can email you some attachments of planning that perfect so when you would again going back to the designers but was there something that you that you feel is gonna work but somebody else was wanting to the way to trade out but you know that excited about something that us put it there whether he was successful or not you know i i know i said it was looking forward to see the bike lanes but i also was hesitant about the bike lanes while because i feel like.
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"I think it could happen but i don't think it would have happened nearly as fast as it did you know we just begun discussing this in may and spring and this became a reality you know although for two days if came reality only a few months later for things to become permanent it there's a lot of discussion and community meetings you know and i i don't want to you know speak that on bureaucracy in city government but a lot of checking boxes to make sure we did this we did this and we did this because something were to happen negative at least we could you know say well we did all of this to make sure that you know if something negative were to happen we did cover the bases we did know we did our process i is this these potential of reducing from two to one traffic lanes on inside we dowd doing this prototype the theme see have been from this permanent possibly but i like it's going to take a long time i would say maybe within a few years once they you know maybe actually see okay traffic is being reduced in this area we don't need to lanes in each direction but that's gonna you know it takes time we've started in some areas in the city in we have choked them down to one or two lanes and we're actually working on another one i don't know if you're familiar with the east exchange street project ono.
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"Was there something that didn't work that you saw this like oh what a shame did it work or excited about this they had like so they it seemed to me that the better block there was like the part by the buildings like this and then they had the bike lane and they had it all they had the bridge shut off and there is a part of me that i wish they hadn't tried to extend it and they would have just kept it really kind of cozy and flows like where the buildings were instead of like taking onto the bridge because there was something in my mind that it was like i got a little lost after i walked past all the buildings i don't know if that makes them like yeah that i wished it had just had stopped sooner or the bridge this i want to ask you things about the specific and the design features to see what did you think brought to the community or to the design about the bike the buffer by what were you felt about the by means this frozen i loved let the bike lanes were green why because it just made it so senior where they were and promote were riding bikes and i think when i think about the middlebury better blacks they weren't marked as well and so in the north hill better block the way the green was it just felt you felt like oh i really understand what that is and what it's for i understand as a driver not to drive in it as the biker i would felt safer.
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"Again because you're utilizing the city's right away it is a bigger challenge than it does take some time to process and in many times the city may say no we know we we don't like this at all so you know the bike lanes the bump house and because the right away and then over the playground is because you want to be very mindful that it is safe and location probably would have been the more difficult things to get approved permanently vote from those three things that why did you what was the benefit of including them i think they bike lanes and the because it showcase what it could be just because you may not have included then permanently i think putting out there in a temporary process allow community members to experience then even if over weekend and that way they reflect back and say is something that i want permanently or is it something that i think didn't add to my community with the of these things or said the benefit of the curb extensions about us if you have a street that is i'm from one corner or from one curve to the other kerr is say it's fifty feet wide that takes a while cross if you create a bump how that's ten feet wide abo size all of a sudden you've gone from fifty to thirty feet you know you've almost got the distance in half and then becomes much more of an area where people feel safe about crossing where you're not sprinting across or we're quite frankly you know young.
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"Because i think that there's a kind of late unmet need in this neighborhood for that kind of neighborhoods pacific destination you know there's the bis together place together you know discount place which didn't exist before when the better block happened to place together place to enact in the community neighborhood through gathering through community like that so i think that was a big a big bonus benefit rather coming out of this yeah i think that the head lots to do with it so there was pm people sort of got the sense hey there's an intersection here between a connection between what we say we want people constantly wanna place where we go to coffee cup of coffee when i sit down restaurant one nine fast food restaurant right there's a connection between that expressed desire he and how many lanes and how fast they function on market street right and so that there was an education component here that was really successful so that's a good outcome that was a good outcome with there's something that didn't work as expected maybe work but not as expected or i think there was the the we tried to cover too much ground in on that day and so it was it was a little more dispersed than we were liked in terms of and so some some places didn't get the play the actively like you know the bike park was not with that i wasn't terribly active i would say.
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"Some things that deliberately slow traffic down you know high visibility crosswalks high visibility bike lanes that kind of knocked the car off its perks so to speak in and brought back down to a level equal the other modes and demonstrated hey slower traffic is conducive to business and conducive to community and so i think that that's the primary sort of the primary thing that was demonstrated the primary asset that we brought to it that was different that was demonstrated as as something people really latched onto hey let's smoke things down and that we can create recreate a business district here that's that's for for us right in his opposed to highway that's for the people getting back home album covers okay from from the vent what what of those that you pulled there to really use other people really enjoyed it on the day of the vent or since under the on the day of well people like to the the the shops that were there and then the the coffee shop before which is this one nam and then the the bike lanes were popular not even so much because of bicyclists but because it made it it made the distance across market street seem manageable and we had the the the crosswalks you know the crosswalks were important people really like the crosswalks and then you know there are some benches that were put in that will actually stayed there for a while along the sidewalk and and we got a lot of use whether you think those spoke absorbs coffee were successful.
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"How i i guess you can venture these breath but in your view how having the opportunity to test designed to leave this design influence reviews of what of the designer of whether it could be i don't think i had imagined it that lively before or any place in north hosts so you see people walking to some of the shops and some of the especially the nepali grocery stores so you'll see a lot of the vietnamese refugee community walking to the different grocery stores or the abbey hands is like a secondhand shop there's an a library and you see a lot of people like around that area but you never feel like oh this is a place that i need to go or be part of and so i think it it was like a beautiful imagining of everyone was invited in and a sense of community and so i still when i drive down that street all the time later think wow i wish it was really like that improve yeah no packs we of the when you were there with their something that you were thinking oh this is from the design that you wearing expecting to be there in place and it was accepted readily go but i like it but there's something that we're not expecting to happen in an infrastructure brother type that you thought it was good i love live music outside that was inviting and so the and then i did yoga in the empty lot they held a yoga class and i do yoga though a friend of mine and i went and did yoga and to think like oh you could ever yoga class in this grass in between these buildings in this bacon lie like just the idea of using that space was cool and then i think there is the coroner that they had botchy ball.
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"Organization within the city of akron and so she was able to leverage you know some of the funding and a lot of the people that were involved so she was the main coordinator of the event and when this idea came to the city for this project was easy to process for all the permanent of the city or there were some departments he was hired or the percentage more resistance to these there were some things like with the bike lanes and the painting of the streets what we did was we choked down kenmore is a boulevard that has two lanes of travel in each direction so in this area where we prototypes the better block we only limited traffic to one travel lane in each direction in that vise ical lane in each direction and so initially there is some pushback from traffic engineering because they're looking at you know flow and level of service type types of things whereas in kenmore it did not negatively affect this and especially because it was only two day event it wasn't permanent so i think they were more willing to try but there is some pushback from from those kinds of groups but other groups that might have been not too keen on it i can't think of any but i do know that like it was not easy to get the permit for this area right here where we hosted a a beer garden so allowing for alcohol sales on the event there was some difficulty with that i think that comes from a safety perspective what the permanent is in charge of those permits or where the i think i went we went through public service.