• 01:31

    Will You Know Broadband Success When You See It?

    in Internet

    A big majority of the hundreds of citywide and partial-reach broadband networks are celebrated successes by their stakeholders, businesses and residential subscribers, disproving critics who wrongly claim all public-owned networks are failures. Interviews live from the Kansas City Gigabit Summit reveal what it means to have a winning community broadband network.


    Delegates from eight of the communities sharing their success stories with Summit attendees join us to give listeners insights to setting and meeting broadband goals. It is important to understand that, unlike private service providers, "return on investment" (ROI) is very different for communities focused on using broadband to improve economic development, transform healthcare delivery and otherwise serve the public good. 


    Guests, including those representing Winthrop, MN, Chattanooga and Jackson, TN, Monmouth, OR and Salisbury, NC, also discuss how they funded their networks, and offer advice for meeting the money challenge as opportunities and financing options evolve. One of the several strengths public entities have over private companies is the ability to repay debt over 20 or 25 years rather than being driven to meet stockholder needs for quick returns.    


    The Gigabit Summit is a national gathering of cities with broadband networks that are educating, helping and encouraging cities just beginning their broadband journeys. Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri are the proud hosts and gigabit showcase cities kicking off 2015 with the first big broadband educational conference of the year.    


     

  • 00:07

    The Beginning of Broadband

    in Internet

    Here is a snippet of the beginnings of the internet and how it evolved.


    This is Your World Discovered with David Ewen from EPN News
     

  • 01:30

    Playing to Win At the Broadband Ballot Box

    in Internet

    State laws mandating these public-owned broadband networks get voter approval through referendum campaigns used to mean near-certain death for any project. Kiss those days goodbye! Meet the winners who have turned the tide. 


    November 4, EIGHT towns and counties all passed ballot initiatives to return the authority to pursue broadband to their constituents. With 70% or more of the vote. Predominately Democrat or Republican didn’t matter. How did they do that!? Representatives of Boulder, Rio Blanco, San Miguel, Yuma County and other communities give us the scoop on how they pulled off these big wins.


    We’re going to find out:



    Are the political winds blowing heavily community broadband’s way?
    At the local level, is broadband now a bipartisan issue?
    What tactics were effective getting these referenda passed?
    What happened to the giant telcos and cable companies?
    What comes next for these communities?
    Will there be a flood of communities rolling out their own ballot initiatives?

  • 03:41

    RULES TO THE GAME- MARITYME MONDAYS- THE MUNICIPAL JURISDICTION

    in Education

    Counties, too, "are created to give effect to and enable citizens
    to exercise the right of local self-government."Morris v. Board of Com'rs of Switzerland County, 131 Ind. 285, 31
    N.E. 77 (1892).

    "Political subdivisions of States counties, cities, or whatevernever were and never have been considered as sovereign entities. Rather, they have been traditionally regarded as subordinate governmental instrumentalities created by the State to assist in the carrying out of state governmental functions. As stated by the Court in Hunter v. City of Pittsburgh, 207 U.S. 161, 178, 28 S.Ct. 40, 46, 52 L.Ed. 151, these governmental units are `created as convenient agencies for exercising such of the governmental powers of the state as may be entrusted to them,' and the `number, nature, and duration of the powers conferred upon [them] * * * and the territory over which they shall be exercised rests in the absolute discretion of the state.'" (Emphasis added.)

  • 01:38

    Municipal Literacy: The 10 Commandments Monetized

    in Real Estate

    Today on "It's My House" we shall take a closer look into Municipal Literacy and look at its orgins and link that into everyday life today.


    We shall use the 10 Commandments as our foundation and see how governments have turned those sacred commandments into profit centers for municipalities.  Many towns and major cities have taken what the Great Law Giver Moses presented to us as a tool to build cities, but often times at the expense of it's citizens.


    If you U are not Municipal Literate you can be a prime victim of "house hijacking", "weaponized banking", & "weaponized water".


    This podcast will open your eyes into the world of Municipal Literacy.

  • 00:59

    Public Broadband in Tennessee As a Free Market Lever

    in Internet

    Tennessee, along with North Carolina, has become Ground Zero in the Obama Administration’s drive to roll back state laws restricting public-owned broadband networks. But what about on the ground? How do consumers, businesses and state legislators feel about these laws?
     
    Tennessee State Senator Janice Bowling discusses her views on why it’s time to question the value of her state’s restrictions. Sen. Bowling believes in the free market system. But she also believes from first-hand experience that the public-owned fiber network in her hometown of Tullahoma successfully meets a vital economic need that the market can’t or won’t address.
     
    The Senator describes her constituency’s progress in economic advancement, education, healthcare since launching their own network. Some Tennessee townsfolk can look across the bridge and see citizens in cities such as Chattanooga benefitting from gigabit networks. Sen. Bowling feels this is an injustice to communities, and last year led efforts eliminate the restriction on public utilities to expand their broadband services to nearby communities.
       
    Craig

  • 00:29

    Guest: Brigitte Daniel, Executive Vice President, Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc.

    in Business

    Brigitte Daniel, Executive Vice President, Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc.


    Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc. helps low income and underserved families that struggle with accessing and purchasing cable technology and broadband services so they can obtain affordable services available in the home.


    www.wilcoinc.com


    Brigitte Daniel is the Executive Vice President of Wilco Electronics Systems, Inc., an African-American privately owned cable operation. For over 30 years, Wilco has provided affordable cable and technology services to low income communities in Philadelphia. Brigitte is an appointed member of the FCC’s Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity in the Digital Age, a 2011 Eisenhower Fellow, and was recognized in 2014 as one of the “7 Brilliant Women in Tech” according to Craigslist founder, Craig Newmark.

    www.linkedin.com/pub/brigitte-daniel/2/483/5b8


    www.twitter.com/BrigitteDaniel

  • 01:01

    It's My House - Defined.......

    in Real Estate

    Today on "It's My House" we shall DEFINE "It's My House" the company.


    We are an EXPERITIONAL EDUCATION company.  We focus on Family Wealth Learning Systems.


    We operate on the following pillars:



    Family Wealth Preservation
    Family Wealth Multiplication
    Household Renewable Energy
    Threat Solutions for land owners
    Social Capital (family/individual/polictical/municipal)
    The Family Cashflow Quadrant
    Family Banking Systems


    This podcast is designed for you to get a clear picture of what the "company" it all about and how you can best use the information that you will receive here on our radio programs.


    Make sure that you have plenty of paper to take notes or on your favorite electronic device.


    www.waterassetsradio.com 

  • 00:31

    NABWIC TALKS with: Lolalisa D. King of Architect for Life

    in Women

    Lolalisa D. King is one of the first one hundred African-American women in the entire United States licensed to practice architecture. She serves as President of a green consulting and sustainability corporation providing full-service holistic deliverables with projects in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Louisiana and Texas. She recently received reciprocity in Colorado and Massachusetts with a newly formed Denver address. She has served on various boards including the AIA, YWCA, Assisted Living, Christian Message through Art and more. She served as Board Chair of the Orlando Technical Community College downtown campus. Her dynamic negotiation skills have proven successful throughout the different environments and venues. At the one-time largest architectural-engineering firm in the southeast United States, approximately 1600 employees, she made her mark by establishing a benchmark for dealing with clients and contractors. She used her technical expertise and business savvy to negotiate the best deals and conduct the most productive meetings. She had a gift for calming the most irate contractor or the most difficult client. Some of the buildings for which she was a major contributor include Emerald Point Water Park, Sears Customer Service Center, Airport Business Park, the Greensboro Municipal Building Conference Room, the third floor addition to FourSeasons Town Center, the Molecular Biology and Glaxo Research Laboratories at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,plus numerous aviation, office, educational, commercial, industrial, medical and manufacturing facilities throughout the state of North Carolina.


    www.architectforlife.com or lking@architectforlife.com

  • 00:32

    Transition from present social caste system of colonialism is brutal.

    in Social Networking

    Though ‘THE BLACK CODES’ pervade all levels of the union states’ governments, the HEART AND SOUL ENFORCERS of the Christian Black Codes are the Union States – At Large -. All state governments, quasi-government agencies, State courts, Municipal, city and Borough courts and de facto, maritime and admiralty traffic tribunals are European Colonial Christian Black Codes enforcing corporations. They use coercion to force licensing, permits, State (colonists) certification, etc., on the indigenous Moors.


    Borough courts: An inferior Court of record for the trial of civil actions which by charter, custom or otherwise, is, or ought to be, holden in a borough, but does not include a County Court. (Municipal Corporations Act, 1882, s. 7.)


    Municipal Corporations Act 1835


    Boroughs had existed in England and Wales since mediæval times. By the late Middle Ages they had come under royal control, with corporations established by royal charter. These corporations were not popularly elected: characteristically they were self-selecting oligarchies, were nominated by tradesmen's guilds or were under the control of the lord of the manor.


    Oligarchies: small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution

  • 00:56

    Interview With Dennis Pilla:

    in Self Help

    This show I will be interviewing Dennis Pilla: Who is running for Mayor of Port Chester, NY.


    Dennis Pilla served three terms as Port Chester’s Mayor from 2007-2013. He was first elected to Port Chester public office as Village Trustee in 2006.


    He has held other government leadership positions including President of the Westchester Municipal Officials Association from 2012-2013, and was a member of their Executive Committee from 2007-2014.


    Dennis has also been an active member of the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM), assisting that group’s lobbying efforts to reform NY state government and stop unfunded mandates that are passed down to local governments.

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