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Featured Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under The Public Good | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Jan 21, 2016

David Morris Interviewed on KFAI’s Truth To Tell Radio Show

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/david-morris-interviewed-on-kfais-truth-to-tell-radio-show/

In 2014, on ILSR’s 40th anniversary co-founder David Morris sat down with Siobhan Kierans and Tom O’Connell, co-hosts of TruthToTell, a weekly public affairs program on KFAI radio in Minneapolis to talk about our history, our approach and our decentralist perspective.

 

TruthToTell Description:

AIRING MONDAYS @ 9:00 a.m., TruthToTell is produced by CivicMedia/Minnesota as part of KFAI’s public affairs programming schedule.  TruthToTell delves into issues often not covered in depth by other regional news and public affairs outlets and too often not with the goal of engaging citizens in resolving the critical state, local, and regional issues they face day-to-day. Stream KFAI Live here.

 

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Featured Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Dec 29, 2015

Obama’s Two Mistakes That Lost the Country

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/obamas-two-mistakes-that-lost-the-country/

Early this year President Obama spoke before the Cleveland Club. After the speech 7th grader Alura Winfrey inquired, “If you could go back to the first day of your first term what advice would you give yourself?” Obama reflected for a moment and then blithely explained he would have worked harder to sell his economic… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Jan 6, 2016

Albuquerque Extends a Helping Hand to the Homeless

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/albuquerque-extends-a-helping-hand-to-the-homeless/

While other cities try to regulate or ban panhandlers, Albuquerque, N.M., offers them an income and social services for the day. Twice a week, a city van rolls through downtown Albuquerque, N.M., stopping at popular panhandling locations, Governing magazine reports. The driver asks panhandlers if they want a day job. Work pays $9 an hour,… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Nov 9, 2015

The People United

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/the-people-united/

New York makes it hard for citizens to influence policy.  They cannot put an issue on the state ballot no matter how many signatures they gather. And although the state Constitution has a home rule provision, cities and counties lack authority to undertake some of the most basic initiatives. Even mighty New York City, with… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Jan 6, 2016

Michigan Denies Free Speech to Public Officials

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/michigan-denies-free-speech-to-public-officials/

On December 28th at 10:52PM, a few minutes before the New Year holiday recess, without public notice or hearings, the Michigan legislature, on a straight party line vote passed a law prohibiting any public official from using “Public funds or resources for a communication” about a local ballot question within 60 days of the election…. Continue reading