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Episode 9 · 1 year ago

Alzheimer's disease in the African American community

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On this episode of Inside The Margins, Patti Singer delivers the headline news and discusses Alzheimer's disease in the African American community, we talk about the plastic bag ban in New York State, and a positive story from the Rochester City School District.

Marginalized groups can be the target ofnegative beliefs, behaviors or judgments from others. On this show we seek out marginalizedvoices and perspectives and tackle some of the conflicts and issues these groups face. Now is the time to have your voice heard. This is inside themargins with your host, Matt Wilson. Well, hello and welcome to anotheraddition of inside the margins, and I'm your host, Matt Wilson. Coupleof quick things I want to announce. We have been put officially now onIheart Radio, so congratulations. Saw Us. You can still obviously listen to ourshow on one hundred point nine W Xir, but if you ever missit or or if you want another option, if you're not new and this areaof Rochester, you can go to Ihart RADIOCOM and you can search insidethe margins and you'll find us. So we are officially on the IHEART radionetwork and that's that's great news. eventulations. Thank you so much. Good foryou. I appreciate that. Thank you. By the way, thatBos you here is, of course, patty singer, and Patty is goingto be giving us the headline news. Before we do that, just wantto remind you, you can also visit the minority reporters website at minority reporterDotnet to get all the full stories that we're going to talk about. Solet's go ahead and talk about these stories. Good afternoon, Patty him at andthis week's minority reporter. We were writing about the the plan to drawa more pre K children back to the Rochester Skidi City School district and hopefullykeep them there throughout their APP academic careers went to a vote on February twentyseven. The vote was to the proposal was to close schools forty four andfifty seven from their current use as elementary schools and turn them into the preK centers. Minority reporter went to press before the vote, but after alengthy discussion by the School Board on Thursday the twenty seven, the proposal pastfive to two. Cynthia Elliott and Beatrice Lebron opposed the measure. Our CSDwill be in the news for months because of its changes for the PREK andalso because of its budget situation. As part of that, the RCSD istaking a new approach to budget discussions with the community. It has started goingdirectly to residents to help them understand the budget crisis. The School Board isholding town hall meetings to explain the budget process and provide an opportunity for inputregarding the planning for the two thousand and two and twenty one school year.Superintendent Terry Day to schedule to present the upcoming year's budget on march seventeen.After that, our CSD will hold a second budget town hall meeting at sixo'clock March twenty five at the central office to give the students, parents andcommunity members the opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and make suggestions. Thebudget isn't finalized until May. An advocate for all timers education is pushing forAfrican Americans to learn about the disease. To marry mentor is talking is urgingAfrican Americans to attend the Doctor Lemuel and Gloria Rodgers Symposium which is March fiveat the edget in community center. The event is free. Topics include research, care for people with the disease and their families and ways to use lifestyleand other preventive methods to reduce the risk of developing dementia. MINTOR has seenpeople struggle with the disease and family seen family struggle with with the disease.Her great grandmother had Alzheimer's Disease and older African Americans are about twice as likelyas white to develop all timers or other dementias, according to the Alzheimers Association. In National News, as political observers...

...continue to track America's high valued blackvote to see which Democratic presidential candidate may win the lion share this election year, the national policy alliance will host National Black Political Convention in Washington on AprilSixteen through eighteen. The status of healthcare, economic and Environmental Justice, affordable housing, education, criminal justice, but black veterans affairs, energy and mediarelations and the role of black entertainment industry are among the issues that will bediscussed at that conference in DC. Vanessa Bryant has filed a wrongful death suitagainst the helicopter company in the death of her husband and her daughter gg sheis in her lawsuit, she's stating that the pilot was flying at an acceleratedrate and under extremely foggy conditions when the helicopter crashed and killed Kobe and GianaBryant, along with seven other people. The lawsuit also states that the defendantis went express helicopters allowed the flight with, quote, full knowledge that the helicopterwas flying in, quote, again, unsafe weather conditions. In opinion,this week everyone had george pain, excuse me, George Pain, hadcalled for a Joe Biden, cory booker ticket. He had said that,but to the shock of the Democratic Establishment, it seems that Bernie Sanders has becomethe front runner. But now he says that a sanders booker ticket makessense. He says Booker is Progressive Liberal, a strong debater and a tireless campaigner. And according to George Pain, this ticket looks good. He says, unless you are an outright bigot, it's impossible to ignore bookers intelligence athand, his inner drive to bring America back from what pain calls the brinkof the precipice of civil war, at least in terms of our civil discourse. Jesse Jackson also writes about Sanders and he says that when talking about DemocraticSocialism, the Keyword to emphasize is the word democratic. According to Jesse Jackson, sanders isn't talking about making America into Cuba or Venezuela. He's talking aboutextending social guarantees like those offered in most other advanced industrial states, and heinvokes Denmark or Sweden as as examples countries that have universal healthcare at a lowercost, they have paid family leave, higher minimum wages, they have alower inequality, less poverty and higher life expectancies. And again, minority reporterDotnet to read the those full stories and also to get news throughout the week. Matt, thank you so much, Patti. Just want to mention alsoI don't believe the show would be as successful as it is without your assistanceand your contribution. So thank you very much for helping us get on iaredas well. Penny, you are welcome and thank you for the invitation tohelp. Thank you so much before we get into the topic of Alzheimer becauseI want to talk about that. My my grandmother actually passed away from Alzheimer's. She actually did have that. I just real quick. I did hearwhat the story about Kobe Bryant's wife suing the helicopter company for that flight.Now, just I just want to get this out of the way. KobeBryant's net worth is somewhere upper like five hundred million or something, that he'she's extremely rich. So I don't believe this is for financial gain. Thisis kind of more of a principle. Would you agree with that? Youknow what, I have not followed it that closely for a variety of reasons. When I heard about the lawsuit, I was I was thinking to myself, if this, if this gets standing, if this goes anywhere, if thisis adjudicated, if there is any kind of award, what charity wouldthis that was what I was thinking. What charity to help? Maybe,you know, girls and women's sports, some other type of of cause thatwe don't often hear about and women's rights.

Right, you know, domestic abuse? Who, who knows what that could be, but that that waswhat I was thinking, as I wonder where, what, what charity thatshe has in mind that that can benefit from this tragedy? Right, notthat. And that makes sense, because I gain not worth of something likefive hundred million to read something ridiculous amount that the money isn't needed, obviouslyin that household. Okay, so let's go ahead and get in touch intothat topic of Alzheimer's. I think it's an important topic because if you everwatch television or television shows about people who have alshemer disease. Normally you don'tsee African Americans. Representative is usually an older white male or older white ladywho is, you know, beginning to see the effects or suffer from theeffects of Alzheimer's. When I do know again, my grandmother suffered and Ihave many friends and family members also have had their mother's or other loved onessuffer from a disease. I think it's very important for it to be recognizedin the African American community. I agree. When when I was doing the researchfor this story and I did have a chance to talk to the thekeynote speaker will be Carl Hill from the Alzheimers Association. He is going totalk about research and how people can get involved in clinical trials and he'll havethat more to say late practical clinical piece. You know what's going on and howyou can find out about it, where some of the other speakers willtalk more about what it's like to actually be that family caregiver. And youasked him the question. I said are do people fear that diagnosis and itdidn't really want to. He didn't really want to go there, but thestart of the conversations. You. Nobody wants to hear a cancer diagnosis.Nobody wants any diagnosis. But if you had to have let's say, okay, we're going to give you the big three, right, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's. Say You have to have one of those diagnosis, which onewould you fear the most? Which one would you fear the least? Ithink for me my fear would be alzheimers. Not that I want every other tworight, but but you think of things that. Okay, cancer istreatable, caught early, it can be, you know, quote unquote, curable. Right you always there's always that shadows hope, because always that shadow. But cauterally treated appropriately. You you have many many, many, manymany years. Diabetes can be controlled right, putting what kind to and how lateand how it. But but Alzheimers is affects that. That's our mind. That's that's all. Whatever, Philip, you know, philosophies you believe in, whatever, you know, religious traditions, spiritual much of us isis is in our is, in our minds. Is something in our mindsand that is to me, a very scary thing. I think, Ithink you had a nerve there I think you're right. If you're a personwho has a family or extensive amount of friends, to lose the memories ofthe your childhood or your children's upbringing or the experiences in life that meant somuch to you, just all of a sudden fear of that going away.I think you know, if you're going to pass on, having a clearmind is something that we all hope to have before you pass on. Youreally can't have a clear mind with I mean, I guess it's clear,but it's not the way that you want to be clear. So I thinkthat's you're right. I think as far as those big three, I thinkI would fear most alzheimers because I don't want to let go of the experiencesthat I've had in life. But to me, the thing is, doyou know that right? I mean, that's yeah, that's good mind.I mean the mind is fascinating. What do you know? So so Ithink of no one that I have known directly but acquaintances who have had BOOGEARIG'sdisease's. And and here your body fails you, but your mind. Soyou're trapped in this body that is breaking...

...down, that is making you aprisoner. And yet, you know it. My Dad died of metastatic cancer.He was sharp until probably the last couple weeks. So he so he'sin this this in this nursing home bed. There's nothing he can do about that. And yet he he's cognizant. My Grandmother also died, of alltimers, and I was I was living away when she died and I hada big kind of work thing. And you know, my mother calls meof Nan and Di, would you want me to come home for funeral?And I told of what had been going on with work and she said,your grandmother died to you years ago. No, do what you need todo right, which, of course, Adam, you know, turned intoa disaster. I understand. But but her point was that, you know, Nana had died a long time ago. For me, the woman I knew, that I grew up with, that I spent weekends with, whoused to make American chops to we and and you know that person was longgone. Yeah, yeah, and that's the that's the what I think scarespeople and scares family about this disease and and scares those of us in middleage. You know. Okay, where are my keys. I said Iused to work with a woman who said it's not forgetting where you put yourkeys, it's forgetting what keys are for. Yep, so I'll say, whereare my keys for the house, for the car? I know whatthere for, I just can't find the book. But we're scared about that. Yeah, YEP, no, you're right. I think you had anotherpoint too, is the impact that you have on your family and your friends, having them see you deteriorating that matter. All of a sudden you don't remembertheir names or you call them the wrong name or you can't even Iremember when my grandmother was beginning to get worse, she thought that I wasmy grandfather. So every time I walked in I would say I would sellall my grandmother and she would like ask me where I parked the car andif I got the groceries yet. And also I began to see that processof just first recognizing me a little bit done. Thinking out was somebody elsethat not even knowing who I was when I walked in the room. AndI think the I'm afraid of having an impact on my family that way morethan my own personal loss. That makes sense, it does, and youlose. You know, it's interesting. I was having a discussion with somebodytoday about something else, but I think it relates to this. Is thatwe we spend our very young years dependent and we spend our old years dependent, potentially dependent. So all that middle time is fifty, sixty, maybeseventy years. You have been independent. When your five, six, seven, eight, ten years old, you don't know what that independence is,right, right, yeah, you just you just want more freedom to runaround the neighborhood. And when you were later the rules every adults, youcan really understand independence. But you're sixty five, seventy, five, eightyfive years old and you begin to lose you had. And how frightening,for lack of a better word, is that, because you, you know, you had those independence and now you need help. Right, what isthat? You know, and that's something that you know, concerns me.I figure I've got, you know, twenty thirty good years left, butat the end of those I want to enjoy my independence now and create whatevermemories I'm going to think about with whatever happens to my mind, I meanall times is in my family. The other point that they will talk aboutthis symposium is what can you do if this is in your family? Howmuch do you have control over? How you know? How much is naturenurture kind of thing and how much is what you can do so tomorrow.Mender is is much, very much an advocate of movement and exercise and activityand healthy living, and you know she do not schedule something on her Zumadays because she's not gonna be able to help you. So because she placesa priority. And absolutely how many of us, at whatever age, areplacing a priority on what am I going to do for me that is goingto pay off in a day, a week, a month, twenty years? We're looking, I think so,...

...immediately that. Can we take along view of what's going to be good, good for our health? Yep,nope. Then that that's a great point and I agree that to it, I think as a person who's now, we know, I'm in my mids, the thought of losing my independence and having to rely on someoneto do things or putting myself as a burden on somebody is definitely something thatI would be devastated by. So I would I'm not seeing that. Yousaid before. I don't like I want cancer or everything else. It's justthat I don't something that developing my mind to be what it is took mea long time to do and I just I just don't want to see itjust go away and become a shell of what I used to be. Right, because the mind runs we you know, we have two things. We havethe brain and we have the mind. Right, they're not that. Imean, I think in in in literature and philosophy, they're not alwaysthe same there, I don't they. So we've got our brain, alwayshave our brain, but will we got to have our mind? And whathappens to our brain? That structure, that physical structure, affects what ourmind does. It's really that's you know, this is off we deep conversation afterright with US people. Thank you so much for, you know,just something to something to think about. The other thing I kind of wantto leave you with is, you know, we talked about, you know,healthy living and and a lot of that has been put for the physicalsense, your heart health and things like that. For the last several years, people in in the cardiovascular field, cardio cerebral field, your brain,have talked about what is good for the heart is good for the brain.And if you think about it. What's you know, blood flow to thebrain, oxygen to the brain. To think about Hammns. In a stroke, right, we lose the blood, the oxygen that's carried in there.So if you're thinking about making changes for your health, it's not always youknow, a muscle, a wasteline. I want to be able to doa run K kind of thing. It's thinking about what also is helping yourbrain, because that blood's going everywhere in our bodies and next taking that oxygenright everywhere in a body and we want kind of you like high speed railwant any interruptions to get into all the places that it needs to go rightnow. You know what? I'll end with this too. That's a greatpoint. I've I haven't discussed this a lot, but I have been goingback to the gym and I've actually lost all a bit of weight and sinceI've been back to the gym I do feel better mentally, and not justphysically. I not just you know, it's easier to walk around and getaround. It's also I just feel like everything's clear in my head. SoI totally reread with you. I think it's all it's all related in away. So I think that's a great point. Patty singer, not onlya member of one hundred point nine wx I are, but now a memberof the Iheart family with our show. Thank you so much for making theshow what it is. I appreciate your input as always, and I appreciateyou and appreciate everybody who listens. And don't forget, you have to goto the website. I'm demanding you, but the minority reporter dotnet. Pleasecheck out the stories that you heard here and other stories that we did notgo into detail about on that site. And you can also send an emailto the minority reporter if you want to give your thoughts and opinions and suggestionsfor stories. And what's that email again? Patty, editor at minority reporter DOTNET. And also you can also go to our website as well, insidethe margins, radiocom. All episodes of inside the margins can be found there, as well as links to the minority reporter. Patty. Once again,thank you so much. All right, when we come back, we willdiscuss the plastic bag band. This is inside the margins. Will be rightback. Do you have a topic that you would like to discussed on insidethe margins. We would love to hear from you. Please send your thoughts, comments or questions to inside margins at gmailcom. Welcome back to inside themargins. I'm your host, Matt Wilson. So a lot of things are happening, and here's one thing that did happened in me because this are inthis reminded me of some of the changes that are happening here in New Yorkand in our area here. I went...

...to the store the other day.Now where I live there isn't awakements and if you have been going to Wigman'son a regular basis, you have already been feeling the effects of the plasticbag band and you're probably more prepared than I was. I don't live byawakements and fortunately so I don't get a chance to go to wigments as muchas I would like to, but when I do, I has been awhilst have been there. I used to go to like the local tops inmy neighborhood and they still have had access to plastic bag so I haven't eventhought about the plastic bag band in New York state until just recently when Iwent to the store and I have bought a bunch of reusable bags, butsometimes I forget them and leave them in my car and then all of asudden I'm in the store and I have to buy another reusable bag or paperbags. Now, yes, it's an inconvenience, but certainly understand why theDepartment of Environmental Conservation is trying to, you know, halt all the wastecaused by plastic bags. So the band did start a month on Sunday.However, state regulators are going to wait at least a month to enforce iton store owners. So I state officials did say that in recent weeks.That's going to offer grace period the stores as they transition away from plastic baguse as part of the state law that was adopted last year on front ofthe State Department Environmental Conservation, agreed to wait until at least eight will firstto impose any fines on stores that do not comply as part of an ongoingfight brought by plastic bag companies and about Dag out organization. Now, Iknow there's a lot of arguments on both sides in regards to plastic bags.A lot of people say the cost of paper bags, eggs are the environmentalcost of paper bags is outweays the environmental cost of plastic bags because they're heavierto ship over two stores. That's an argument that I don't think as avalid one. I'll tell you why. If you buy reusable bags, thenyou won't have to use paper bags, and if you don't use paper bags, then they ship less paper bags and there they don't burn all that fuelmanufacturing and bringing paper bags over. If we decrease the usage of paper bags, the best way to go about this is to get reusable bags. Ifyou get that, you can reuse the bag over and over again. You'renot using paper bags and you're not using plastic bags. Also, the paperbags are made out of a lot of recycled products, so you got toremember that as well. So yes, plastic bags certainly are lighter than paperbags, but just don't use paper bags. And the whole thing to thwart yourinterest in using paper bags is most stores are charging you to buy thepaper bags. So if you buy your reusable bags you will never have tobuy paper bags anyway. So in a long run it saves you money inyour pocket if you're buying and then I know they're only in nickel, butif you're buying paper bags every single time you go to the store, itwill eventually add up. and not to mention the one thing I do notlike about paper bags is they they don't have handles. That was the onething. I'm the guy that I'm all for this and it doesn't really botherme at all. You know as the reasons why they're doing this, butthe only thing that is was kind of the pain is the fact that paperbags don't have handles. And if you're...

...like me and you're the one tripper, and do you know I'm talking about, you're the guy that loads up bagsto bring them into the house so you don't have to go back tothe car for multiple trips. You just want to do it all in onetrip. Those handles came in handy right, because you could slide the handles ofthe bags up your arm, so you could put like four or fivebags on each arm and still carry something in the middle and you can walkinto the House that way. You can't do that with paper bags. There'sno handles. So that's another reason why I forced myself to get recyclable bags. Are Reusable bags. I'm sorry, is because I needed I need tohandle. I need to handle my bags for use in personal life, notto mention again. You know, it saves you the cost and the onlyanother downfall that I do see is I do when you're in a rush,a lot of times you will forget the reusable bags. Leave them in yourcar, all right, and if you do that, your options are toleave everything with the cashier, go back out to your are, get yourbags and run back in, which could probably anger people if they've been winningin line for a very long time on a busy Saturday or Sunday morning orafternoon when most people do their shopping, because most people work during the week, so the traffic at grocery stores is usually heavier on the weekends. Soit definitely will make you unpopular if you say, Hey, I have torun back to my car, can you just hold all the stuff for aminute, because they're either going to sit there and wait for you to comeback before they can do what you got to do, or they'll put youto the side and have someone else going. When you come back, you're prettymuch cutting that person or whatever and they start you over. I guessthere is there is a thing where they can ring you out or scan yourgroceries and put it all in the cart for you and then you can justkind of leave the cart there and then get your bags and then bag atyourself. But I'm lazy. I prefer to have the person. It's notI'm not trying to put anybody down, I am just lazy. I don'tlike to bag my groceries myself. I will go through the cell check outif it's a few items, but if I'm like grocery you know, Ihave in my household myself, my wife, two young children in a teenager.So when I do shopping for the entire household, we're not talking aboutone bag of stuff, we're talking about a bunch of stuff and I'm notgoing to back that myself. If, again, if I'm just going I'mgetting, you know, a handful of things or Napkins or something that,sure, I don't care about putting it in the back myself, but whenI have a cart full, overflowing a stuff, I'm not going to sitthere and buy my own groceries. And I'm lazy. I'm not going tolie and say I'm not. But anyways, that's my rant on the bags here. Just just like I said, I hands up. Make sure thatyou keep your recyclable or your reusable bags in your car or your vehicle.That way you don't have to buy paper bags every time you go shopping anddon't forget to bring them into the store with you. But, as Isaid before, they are giving stores a one month leniency on that new rule, so some stores may still be carrying plastic bag. So there will bemore to come on that. All right, let's go ahead and going to ourfinal break here and when we come back we'll talk about some good newsactually from the Rochester City School district. This is Matt Wilson and this isinside the margins. Will be right back. Do you have a topic that youwould like to discussed on inside the margins? We would love to hearfrom you. Please send your thoughts,...

...comments or questions to inside margins atgmailcom. Welcome back to inside the margin is. I'm your host, MattWilson. So the Rochester City School district has been in the news a lotrecently. In the majority of the news that we see about the Rochester CitySchool district is not good. A lot of layoffs, a lot of budgetcuts, a lot of budget crisis there. So almost every time you hear newsit's nothing to smile about. But this is pretty good news, especiallyfor East High School. So East High School and the University of Rochester renewtheir partnership for another five years. So that's good. You know it.The vote was close. It was a five to two vote with the boardmembers and that came at the end of hours on now board meeting that washours long and began beget at thirty pm on Thursday and stretch well past midnight. So the University of Roster collaboration is done what it was supposed to dowith the school. It it improve outcomes for students at one of rocks,at one of the Rochester City School district's flagship institutions. So here are thenumbers at East High School. One time regents passage rates have doubled in mathand English. The number of students entering ninth grade with zero graduation credits hasfallen by two thirds. Suspensions are down by more than ninety percent and thefour year August graduation the four year August graduation rate as increased from thirty threepercent to seventy percent. That's a huge increase. So not only is thegraduation rate increasing, but the quality of the graduates that the school is producingis increasing as well, according to eeper, according to East upper school principle,marling blocker, she knows that the number of students who have passed theregion's exams with higher scores than required have increased. So that these are allgood things. But again, as I said before, think it's still atstill a challenge because the success has come at a cost. In fact,a report from the State of Education Department show that East received thirty six thousanddollars per pupil in two thousand and eighteen through nineteen, and that is byfar the highest sum in the district and one of the highest in the state. So it is expensive to make this work. Special education enrollment is atfifteen percent this year. That was down from twenty five percent in two thousandand thirteen. Two Thousand and fourteen English English language learners make up twelve percent. That's down from twenty percent, and there are fewer students in poverty aswell, though they still make up an overwhelming majority. So there's still alot of things that need to be worked on at the school. So it'snot all roses and rainbows there. There's still are going to be some challenges, and one of those challenges is absenteeism. So check this out. Among acadetacademic markers, absoluteeism is one major remaining challenge. Last year, thirtynine percent of lower school students, and that's grades six through eight, andfifty three percent of upper school students were categorized as chronically absent, and thatnumber is likely the main limiting factor in...

...the school's continued improvement is that allthe best practices for getting students to school, like home visits, providing food andbus passes, making combinations and student schedules, partnerships with local agencies,are already in place. In fact that it leaves upper school principal, Marleneblocker, baffled. She actually said in the Democrat and chronicle I honestly don'tknow what else to do. And according to board President Van White, heis the partnerships lot of shoeleader. He believes that the answer is to keepworking on the problem, even if it requires greater resources. So, aswe were talking about the expenses, his answer is, and this is whatvan White said to the Democratic Chronicle. These are his words. If yousay it's too expensive, then ask yourself our our children worth it, becauseI've never heard of anyone complaining about how much we spend per person at theMonroe County jail or Attica. Are Our children not worthy of investment in gainsthrough a strategy that has proven capable of doing what no other strategy has done? So this is how I look at this. Yes, there are stillsome challenges that the school is going to have to face and obviously absenteeism isnot a good thing. If your child is not going to school, thatthey are not learning, and that's point blank period. You cannot debate that. You're going to miss out on a lot of things if you don't showup to school. However, that increased graduation rate is remarkable, but itdoes take money to do this and, as I discussed earlier, thirty ninethousand dollars per student. That's a lot of money. That's more than somepeople's salary a year right, and that's per child that goes there. That'swhy the budget cuts scare me so much and I don't know, obviously I'mnot part of the school board and I don't know the answers, but inorder to fix problems with the schools, it usually requires money and manpower,and if you take away money and you take away manpower you're going to havea failing system. You cannot support hundreds of children with minimal resources. AndI don't have the answers as to how we get those resources. I don'tknow, but I am sick and tired of everyone telling me I'll terrible.The Rochester City School district is. I don't like that. I do livein the outskirts of Rochester now, but I was born and raised partially inRochester. I I moved to the suburbs the end of my fifth grade year. My brother, I believe he was in the city school district until seventhgrade and my younger brother didn't really have a chance to experience the city schooldistrict. But I tell you what some of my fine missed childhood memories iswhen I was a child at school number thirty nine, right of Palmery Street, right which is off of Portland Avenue in the city. I loved it. I had a lot made a lot of friends there. I love thatschool. I love my teachers. It was great. I think the cityschool district has a lot of potential to being great, to being fantastic,and just the partnership with the you of...

...our and east high shows how muchpotential there is when you do stuff like that. But again, it takesmoney and it takes manpower and and not every single high school is going toget that treatment, not every single school in the city is going to getthat treatment and without those resources they're going to fail. So that's what weneed to figure out. Is it possible to take money from something else andput it into the education of our children, because the children are always going tobe our future. I'm not going to be around forever, but mychildren are going to be around much longer than I'm going to be around.No one's to be around forever, obviously, but my kids are the ones.We're going to be part of the oncoming future and the people who influencethe great things of the world are going to be from our children and wewant to make sure that they are treated well and they are giving given everysingle opportunity to grow and to flourish and to be successful. We owe thatto them. And if you're afraid of people leaving Rochester, if you're afraidof people moving away, if you have bad school system, that's really goingto detour anyone from staying here. Right. That's one of the main things peoplelook for when they move to an area is how good is the schoolbecause I want my child to have the best education. So if you havebad numbers as a school system and you're talking about more budget cuts and firingmore teachers, that's going to detour people from wanting to be part of theschool district and they're going to move to other places. We don't want that. So this is something that's to me. It's very important. It's it's areason why I unfortunately don't live the city. I want to live init, in the city, but my wife scared to live in the citybecause she's scared of the school system. And I don't that you. Ilove the city of Rochester, New York, but I understand her fears. Also, of course, she wants the best for your children, and sodo I. All right, like I said, there's a lot of workthat needs to be done there, but I am happy to see all theprogress that East and the U of are making with that school. All right, that will do it for this week's edition of inside the margins. Iwant to remind you again that we are available in podcast format now on theiheartradio network. So you can go to Iheart radiocom or you can download theAPP on your device or, even easier, just go to our website inside themargins radiocom. Every single podcast of our show is there. So podcastformat, don't forget as also it's commercial free, it's music break free.It's just pretty much the meat of the show, unless, of course,we have an ar something, then we will play your music, but otherthan that, if you go to our website at Iheart Radio, I'm sorry, if you go to our website at inside the margins Radiocom, you canlisten to any episode that you want and also available on the IHEART radio APP. All right, that will do it for this week's edition of inside themargins. I will see you next time. It's Matt Wilson sign off. Thisis inside the margins. Do you have a topic that you would liketo discussed on inside the margins? We would love to hear from you.Please send your thoughts, comments or questions to inside margins at gmailcom.

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