RE: Ray Suarez on cohousing
From: Rodney Elin (
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 12:40:17 -0700 (PDT)
I do not have the capacity to host it, nor am I in a position to transcribe
it, but I was able to record the entire key note speech and convert it to
MP3 format.

I also have the last nine minutes of Ray's speech (which includes the
cohousing talk) as a separate Mp3 file.

The files are 9,337 Kb and 1,573 Kb respectively. The nine minute segment is
small enough that it can be sent to most people via email.

If there is the capacity to do so, it would be a great if the MP3 files
could be placed on the server tat hosts cohousing-L.

By the way, Ray Suarez visited Blueberry Hill, the Cohousing community he
talks about in 2002 as part of a story for the Newshour. The video archive
of that story is available at:



>-----Original Message-----
>From: Fred H Olson [mailto:fholson [at]] 
>Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 7:30 AM
>To: -cohousing-L mailing list
>Subject: [C-L]_ Ray Suarez on cohousing
>"The weakest among us"
>Does it take a village to raise a child? Ray Suarez, senior
>correspondent at PBS's "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," thinks so.
>Suarez, who used to host the National Public Radio program "Talk of the
>Nation," believes that neighborhoods and communities have as much
>responsibility for the welfare of children as do parents and families.
>He spoke last week in Minneapolis at a forum sponsored by the 
>Law Center of Minnesota. (MPR Midday, 10/12/2004)
>About 40 minutes into his speech he related extended observations about
>a visit to a cohousing community in northern Virginia.  His description
>was quite thorough and complimentary tho he was skeptical of the time
>consuming decision making process he observed.
>Here is a link to the archived (audio) of his speech):
>It would also be available by searching at
>I'd like to see Ray's cohousing comments transcribed and posted to
>cohousing-L.  Any volunteers?  I think a thoughtful critique from an
>outside observer carries a lot of weight.
>Fred H. Olson  Minneapolis,MN 55411  USA        (near north Mpls)
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