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Anti-Eviction Mapping Mural Project interview on Settingthestandard (audio/x-wav 263.0MB) - by paz
JUST IN from the amazing folks at the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. The long-awaited "Narratives of Displacement" is an oral history project map featuring the stories of the displaced upon a background of no-fault evictions in San Francisco and foreclosures in Alameda County. "The audio and video stories are embedded on the map, often in short and long format, so that viewers can engage in different clips of stories, or at times delve into deeper stories of loss and resistance." Check it ou...
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 1:38PM
Martha Huckabuy from St Rose Community One Voice on the need for fenceline air monitoring (audio/mpeg 10.9MB) - by wtulnews
Martha Huckabuy of St Rose Community One Voice describes her experiences living next to the Shell / IMTT oil transport facility, which has doubled in size in the past year, as the United States exports more and more oil to other nations. Martha and st Rose was disturbed by noxious odors from the Shell / IMTT facility and testifies to the Natural Resources committee of the Louisiana house of Representatives on the need for fenceline monitoring
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 9:26AM
Black and gray uprising in Vallejo (audio/mpeg 2.0MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
A Black and gray uprising in Vallejo is demanding the return of a tournament size pool table donated to the Florence Douglas Senior Center by Vallejo native son CC Sabathia, a major league baseball star currently pitching for the New York Yankees.
Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 5:35PM
Dr. Carl Hart at Drug Policy Alliance Conference in NOLA (audio/mpeg 19.3MB) - by WTUL News & Views
A Human Rights based approach to drug policy
Posted: Wed May 6, 2015 8:15AM
2015 SF Tenant Rights Fair – Sarah Shortt, Director of Housings Rights Committee of SF
(Attachment On: 2015 SF Tenant Rights Fair – Tenants speak out on eviction fights) (audio/mpeg 9.2MB) - by Rubble
A tenant’s rights convention was held at the Tenderloin Community School all day last Saturday, April 25. The event was sponsored by the San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition, which is a joint collaboration of most or all of the housing rights organizations in the city. The Coalition is together to continue a multi-pronged campaign to turn around the escalating epidemic of big money-oriented evictions aimed at driving the price of housing out of reach of mostly everyone except wealthy people (5 min). Sarah Shortt gave an inspiring talk early in the program, very effectively framing the current rental environment and the need to fight back personally and collectively against all evictions. She describes dynamics of the real estate speculator-driven climate. While Ellis Act evictions were way down in the second half of 2014 as a result of all the political and direct action to fight back against the corrupt process, these evictions are up sharply this year at a rate, suggesting 2015 might be yet another record year for SF evictions. Additionally, Sarah points out the short-lived drop in Ellis Act filings had not at all part of an overall drop in evictions. Landlords have simply shifted tactics to what are being called “no fault” and “fake fault” evictions – either just evicting for no reason or using high-priced legal help to just fire out 3-Day eviction notices for tiny little perceived or purely made up reasons to void the lease. Renters have tended to flee either because they don’t know their rights and think these procedures are legal and binding; don’t have money or access to take legal actions against big money real-estate lawyers; or flee due to fear and stress over the types of sustained harassment they are forced to take. Speculators are using coerced buyouts on the cheap – under both and phony threats that the landlord will take the property under the Ellis Act. Buyouts have been used to quietly eliminate rent controlled stock without record of eviction, and have often resulted in the landlord simply re-renting the building at escalated market rents or moving towards “tenancy-in-common” condos. Sarah was clear and inspiring in her message to tenants to know your rights and to stand up and fight evictions and join the collective housing movement. Many of these evictions threatened and initiated aren’t even legal and often don’t stick under legal scrutiny and sustained direct action. Direct actions to fight and expose “serial evictors” (corporations buying up and clearing out multiple units for profit) and pressure city hall into taking appropriate action to take responsibility to create a climate in which affordable housing is available to meet the needs of people at all income levels. Residents who take personal and collective actions to fight to retain their units and buildings using a combination of legal and direct action are increasingly stopping their evictions, while driving up the actual costs and economic and legal risks involved in these big-money displacement maneuvers.
Posted: Sun May 3, 2015 10:48AM
2015 SF Tenant Rights Fair – Mike Casey ,Labor leader, UNITE HERE Local 2
(Attachment On: 2015 SF Tenant Rights Fair – Tenants speak out on eviction fights) (audio/mpeg 9.3MB) - by Rubble
A tenant’s rights conference was held at the Tenderloin Community School all day last Saturday, April 25. The event was sponsored by the San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition, which is a joint collaboration of most or all of the housing rights organizations in the city. The Coalition is together to continue a multi-pronged campaign to turn around the escalating epidemic of big money-oriented evictions aimed at driving the price of housing out of reach of mostly everyone except wealthy people (5 min). Local labor is firmly involved in the SF housing movement against evictions. While rents continue to escalate out of control due to a manufactured artificial scarcity of homes and landlord price gauging, SF rents are increasingly out of reach for city employees. Over at least the last decade, city hall has presided over a hostile labor climate in which wages have been purposely stagnated, sending actual and real quality of wages way downward. Union workers and housing activists are in alliance in this fight, with national real estate money flooding in to oppose every little thing that is needed to obtain justice. Mike Casey gives a rousing speech on the need to stand up and fight speculator-driven evictions and turn the political climate around.
Posted: Sun May 3, 2015 10:54AM
2015 SF Tenant Rights Fair – Tenants speak out on eviction fights (audio/mpeg 39.8MB) - by Rubble
A tenant’s rights conference was held at the Tenderloin Community School all day last Saturday, April 25. The event was sponsored by the San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition, which is a joint collaboration of most or all of the housing rights organizations in the city. The Coalition is together to continue a multi-pronged campaign to turn around the escalating epidemic of big money-oriented evictions aimed at driving the price of housing out of reach of mostly everyone except wealth...
Posted: Sun May 3, 2015 10:59AM
Dan Bacher Speaks Out About Water (audio/mpeg 15.1MB) - by Mike Rhodes
Pam Whalen interviewed Dan Bacher on the Street Heat radio show heard on KFCF 88.1 FM Friday, April 24. The 16:31 minute audio starts out with a brief clip of Mark Arax speaking at a water conference earlier that day and then Dan’s comments about and solutions to the water crisis in California.
Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:39AM
How Blue is Your Valley? (audio/mpeg 26.7MB) - by Mike Rhodes
Mark Arax keynote address at the Community Conference on Water in the San Joaquin Valley (April 24, 2015 in Fresno California). Audio - 29:06 minutes.
Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:47PM
Stacy Drury study on telomeres and stress in New Orleans children (audio/mpeg 3.3MB) - by Jesse Rafert, WTUL
Public Health Professor Stacy Drury discusses the "global stress indicator" that is the telomere, and how stressed out New Orleans children are
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:58PM
WTUL news and views interviews Divest Tulane on their sit in (audio/mpeg 3.0MB) - by wtul news
Michael from Divest Tulane gives an update on the 4th day of a sit in in President Fitts' office by Divest Tulane students, calling upon the president to support the unanimous resolution from Student Government to divest from fossil fuels 3 min
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:35AM
WTUL news and views interviews strike debt nola (audio/mpeg 6.1MB) - by wtul news
Max and Ann from Strike Debt NOLA talk debt and about their upcoming teach in Tuesday 6:30pm on baronne st
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:18AM
Discussion with Susan Hutson from the New Orleans Office Of the Independent Police Monitor (audio/mpeg 37.5MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Susan Hutson from the Independent Police Monitor comes in to discuss the 2014 annual report that her office recently released.
Posted: Wed Apr 8, 2015 7:41AM
Our Lives: Surviving the Streets of Fresno (audio/x-wav 304.9MB) - by Mike Rhodes
This 30 minute audio was recorded at the KFCF studios in Fresno’s Tower District. Stir it Up is on KFCF 88.1 FM, which can be heard from 3 - 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday’s.
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 8:53PM
Caustic Water at Joe Brown Park Pool (audio/mpeg 16.4MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Recently, Caustic Water at Joe Brown Park Pool is causing increasing concern about the chemicals that caused the swimmers at Joe Brown to become ill. Amy Stelly, a resident of Treme who cares deeply about her neighborhood, has requested the City to provide list of all chemicals used in the pool, along with the expiration dates. The information is needed to provide the injured parties with more accurate information to share with their medical professionals.
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:07AM
May 2 Election Library Millage Ballot Intiative - Interview (audio/mpeg 21.6MB) - by WTUL News & Views
In 2016 the Library will exhaust all of its reserve funds and will be unable to maintain the current level of service. The City Council has approved placing a proposition on the May 2, 2015, ballot asking voters if they support an increase in the amount of taxpayer funding the Library receives.
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:19AM
WTUL News Interviews Dr Reynard Sanders on A Perfect Storm and Jessica of Patois Film Fest (audio/mpeg 14.1MB) - by WTUL News
As Part of Patois film fest, we interviewed Dr Sanders, a co-producer of "A Perfect Storm," a film project collected from primary documents and personal interviews conducted in the immediate aftermath of Katrina, when New Orleans municipal schools were being seized by the state of Louisiana and the charter school movement.
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:47AM
WTUL News & Views Interviews Kevin Caldwell of Common Sense NOLA (audio/mpeg 29.2MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Interview with Kevin Caldwell leader of Common Sense NOLA, a New Orleans-based advocacy group working toward the establishment of a cannabis marketplace through economic development, education, and legal reform to ensure our community's prosperity and security.
Posted: Mon Mar 9, 2015 7:27AM
Voices from the Gulf Howard Page from STEPS Coalition
(Attachment On: Voices from the Gulf: Monique Verdin My Louisiana Love) (audio/mpeg 5.1MB) - by wtulnews
5:33min Howard Page of STEPS Coalition tells his story of the Rev Calvin Johnson's fight to preserve his community and Mississippi wetlands "I've stepped back as far as I can, I can't step back anymore. I'm going to start coming forward." -Rev Calvin Johnson
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:08PM
Voices from the Gulf Louis Skrmetta of Ship Island Excursions
(Attachment On: Voices from the Gulf: Monique Verdin My Louisiana Love) (audio/mpeg 3.3MB) - by wtulnews
Here's Captain Louis Skrmetta, talking about the first time he learned the value of clean water in the Gulf of Mexico I had to first of all explain to my family that this is a bad deal that we shouldn’t be doing this, we should be committed to keeping our bilges clean, putting containers under the engines so that the oil in the bilge won’t go into the water.”
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:22PM