government

10:29am

Thu July 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk asks: What are Leaders made of?

There seems to be a paradox in leadership: the qualities of ruthlessness and opportunism necessary to attain power and become a leader are not necessarily the qualities of morality and a sense of justice that make for a good leader. Do the traits that make it likely that someone will become a leader correlate positively or negatively with the traits that make a good and effective leader? Do our democratic institutions lead to better leaders than, say, a lottery like the Athenians used?

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5:03pm

Tue March 18, 2014
Technology

Volunteers hack technology to improve Oakland city government

Data visualization of Oakland’s budget (2012-13) created by Open Budget Oakland

It’s a Tuesday evening in Oakland’s City Hall. A group of people ranging in age from their 20s to 50s are sitting, many in front of their laptops. This is an Open Oakland hacking meeting. Though a lot of jargon is thrown around, some of the people here have no tech backgrounds at all, including Anna Mathai.

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1:41pm

Wed December 18, 2013

Students put civic improvement ideas before the mayor

Lead in text: 
From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Darelle Brown
December 18th, 2013 by Darelle Brown When I walked into the conference room on the first floor of Oakland City Hall, I saw high school and middle school youth engaging in conversations with elected officials and college students about how to fix tough community problems. The kids looked assured and confident, presenting next to their cardboard projects.

1:14pm

Thu June 7, 2012
Community organizing

Today on Your Call: How can communities organize to change local laws?

 

On today's Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation with Thomas Linzey, author of “Be the Change: How to Get What You Want in Your Communityand Shannon Biggs, author of “The Rights of Nature.” How can communities defend themselves from corporate interests? Are local laws the answer? How are you organizing for change in your community? And what changes would you like to see? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 

Guests

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