Friday, February 18, 2011

Medford Distrito Escolar foro presupuesto sólo en español

[roughly translated... English not welcome]

Mail Tribune --

from a recommendation of the advisory committee and in an effort to reach out to Medford's Latino population which comprises nearly 21% of Medford's 12,500 member student body, the upcoming school district budget forum will be held entirely in Spanish.

"it will give us a chance to hear from a part of the community that doesn't always have a voice," said Medford school Superintendent Phil Long. "We have made really more of a concerted effort to reach parents who don't speak English as their first language but have kids in our schools. They are part of our community, and we want to make sure we hear from them."

Long commented that it could be very intimidating for non-English speakers to speak at public forums even though there is a translator available.

I wonder if they're going to provide an English interpreter?

Probably not...

The bureaucracy might look at it as discrimination.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

TriMets "sonic bike path" plays "feeling groovy" as you drive over them
as part of the 1.5% requirement for art

The Oregonian --
"slow down, you move too fast," a song by Simon and Garfunkel, is a tune that will be created by bicycle tires as they drive over the grooves in the sidewalk among the last 150 feet at the end of the each span of the bridge to remind riders to slow down because they're about ready to enter traffic again. [I hope that they have music rights for the copyright]

The "musical sidewalk" is part of the 1.5% of the $1.5 billion MAX line from Portland to Milwaukee Tri-Met is trying to find matching funds for.

and being Portland, it goes without saying that only trains, buses, streetcars, pedestrians and bicyclists will be able to use the 1,720-foot bridge.

gosh golly Batman... this is what happens when "free money" runs wild.

Sure glad that the recession is over and all of our budget problems have been solved.

Oh wait...

Sunday, February 06, 2011

former Lane County Commissioner
Cindy Weeldreyer

Former Lane County Commissioner Cindy Weeldreyer will be our special guest on this weeks show.

We'll take a look back at our regional government (our county commissioners) and see where things stand after they're little brush with the law.

We hope that you will join us along with Cindy Weeldreyer this Wednesday February 9th 10 a.m. Pacific Time at

you can speak with Cindy during the show by calling 646-721-9887 or send us an e-mail with your questions to