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People’s Radio in Fresno
Street Heat on KFCF 88.1 FM (Free Speech radio in Fresno) featured two important community issues this week. The effort to save the art and integrity of the Fulton Mall is heard first and the struggle against slumlords in Fresno is on the second half of this 58 minute .mp3 audio.
In the first half of the Street Heat show Doug Richert and Ray McKnight, who are with the Downtown Coalition, discuss new developments in the effort to save the Fulton Mall. The mayor of Fresno, developers and their allies want to put a road down the mall because they say that will help revitalize the downtown area. Members of the Downtown Coalition believe this will destroy the mall and the community would loose a significant amount of public art.
The second half of the show is about a large apartment complex in central Fresno that has been without natural gas, leaving residents without a way to heat their apartments and cook food. A resident from those apartments and two tenant rights attorneys discuss this issue and discuss what is being done.
Pam Whalen is the host of the Street Heat show.