Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Strong Towns in Salem (Redux) on KMUZ's "The Forum" This Week

Please share with any who may have missed Chuck's presentations, and also those who caught it but would like to hear them again.

The Forum: Friday Dec 16 at 1pm and Sunday Dec 18 at 8am:
88.5 or 100.7 FM and streaming at kmuz.org
Strong towns are more than tall buildings. A city planner who came from "Minnesota Nice" to tell Oregonians that we're pretty nice, too, says to have a healthy town full of healthy people, it takes a mix of business and recreational space, transportation and investment, jobs and upkeep...and a successful neighborhood may be the one you never suspected. 
Chuck Marohn is the organizer of Strong Towns, a movement that helps people figure out how to prosper and thrive. He tells how to study the heart of a city and why spending money on upkeep is the way to stay strong, on this week's Forum on KMUZ.
I wanted to let you know that the Chuck Mahron presentation on Strong Towns that he did last October will play on KMUZ's The Forum this Friday at 1pm and repeat Sunday at 8am.  And will be podcast.  Here's a link to the The Forum's FB page: https://www.facebook.com/KMUZForum/

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Mark your Calendar: See "Where to Invade Next" as it was meant to be seen (In community)

Tuesday, 20 December, 7 p.m.
At the beautifully restored, comfortable -- almost luxurious -- Grand Theatre
191 High St NE, at the corner of Court and High St. 

Probably Moore's best film because it is focused on solutions, often those first conceived in the United States, only to be ignored here and implemented elsewhere.

After-film speakers include Laurie Trieger of "Family Forward Oregon" and some dude who is pretty much a windbag from what I hear.

America’s favorite political provocateur, Michael Moore, is back with his new film, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. 

Honored by festivals and critics groups alike, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award®-winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. 

The creator of FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE has returned with an epic movie that’s unlike anything he has done before—an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America.

To see the trailer: http://wheretoinvadenext.com/

Guest Speakers:

Laurie Trieger, Family Forward Oregon, Regional Outreach Director
Laurie is working with Family Forward Oregon to support a movement for family-friendly policies across Oregon; including paid sick time, affordable childcare, pay equity and retirement security for women, and paid family and medical leave. Laurie grew up in Philadelphia and enjoyed living on the Oregon coast for nearly three years before settling in Eugene in 1987. She has been involved with a variety of initiatives and organizations focused on poverty reduction, food policy, child wellness and healthy communities; including working in a women’s health clinic, serving as an advocate for a regional food bank, founding a public health nonprofit organization, and working in community economic development. She is a parent of two adult children, grandparent of twin boys, and a former foster parent.  Before all this, Laurie worked for many years in the restaurant and retail sectors.

and some dude