|Re: Potential cohousing mention on NPR Morning Edition Friday||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)|
|Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 18:25:17 -0700 (PDT)|
Go! Go! Raines! Ditto Betsy! Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Washington, DC ³The Road to Enlightenment is Long and Difficult... So Bring Cookies and a Magazine.² Wk 202 546 4654 FAX 202 291 8594 On 6/8/06 9:21 PM, "Raines Cohen" <rc3-coho-L [at] raines.com> wrote: > There may be a couple of cohousers on it! Mentioning cohousing! (or > Betsy and I could end up on the cutting room floor or be taken totally > out of context, who knows!) We were interviewed just after driving all > night to get here to Las Vegas for the "first annual" YearlyKos > conference (the rest of this message is slightly off-topic but stay > tuned, there IS a cohousing connection): > > http://www.yearlykos.org/ > > I expect some Bay Area stories since the Daily Kos blog was started > there, plus the attendees all participate in this, so they'll all be > posting about it: > http://www.dailykos.com/ > > and Air America is setting up a whole newsroom here (for $10 via the > website or free if you're a premium subscriber, you can get > gavel-to-gavel video coverage with three feeds), C-Span will be doing > live shows from here, and expect lots of coverage on political and > news shows elsewhere. > > The mood here is VERY cohousing-spirited and exciting (like starting a > new group or finding a site), I'm running into friends from decades > ago -- Mac developers and people from other realms of connection.... > basically, this little grassroots progressive blog has ended up with > half a million daily readers and five million monthly unique readers > (more than the combined population of New Hampshire and Iowa) and > thousands of contributors (a thousand are here) and has become a major > organizing and fundraising resource, to the point where serious > contenders for the 2008 Dem Presidential nomination are wining and > dining US -- we the people -- and engaging us, not just as cash > registers for fundraising in the broken $-needed-for-media-exposure > system of campaign finance, but to understand what the heck we want > in order to get us engaged (in our inimitable cranky independent D-I-Y > way) and networked and connected and changing the system, from the > inside out. I'll post some reports if I can, but the > network-effect-multipliers of all this mean that this may the > most-thoroughly-documented event ANYWHERE this year, with hundreds of > unique perspectives and modes of communication and analysis all > interacting in real time. > > Raines > wearing an official National Security Agency red, white, and blue > tie-dye T-shirt (really!) and watching an advance team come in to the > ballroom and figure out timings and directions for DNC chair Senator > Reid's appearance here Saturday while Air America broadcasts live from > the skybox suites above me. > > P.S. I almost rented a biodiesel car from a friend to get here, but > the logistics didn't quite work out (we're looking at the potential of > biodiesel car-sharing within our community), so I'm going to do lots > of penance to reduce my contribution to our net carbon footprint. I'm > doing a table here talking about community, cohousing, aging in > community (senior/elder cohousing), and if any coho-L readers are in > the area and interested in helping, I'd be delighted to help connect > you with goings-on here; we're sharing a great Peak Oil educational > tool made by some Bay Area folks who are looking at cohousing as a > tool for relocalization, Peak Oil-related: > > http://www.oilposter.org/ > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
Potential cohousing mention on NPR Morning Edition Friday Raines Cohen, June 8 2006
- Re: Potential cohousing mention on NPR Morning Edition Friday Ann Zabaldo, June 8 2006
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