I always enjoy talking with Ken Adams, host of the Willamette Wake-Up show on Salem's KMUZ community radio.
Here's a link to a podcast of our recent interview/conversation about prohibiting or allowing early sales of marijuana in Salem, which was on the agenda of the August 31 city council meeting.
Ken has a knack for saying things that usually blend perfectly with the remarks I was contemplating for my next side of the conversation.
Here's a photo of Ken and Salem Weekly publisher A.P. Walther. I ran into them, figuratively, at last month's Salem Sunday Streets event.
I just plugged the podcast on my Strange Up Salem Facebook page. Here's how I tried to get people to listen to it.
Here's a podcast of my Labor Day interview with Ken Adams on KMUZ radio where we talked about the Salem City Council's contentious meeting where the issue of prohibiting or allowing early sales of marijuana attracted a lot of citizen interest.
Ken and I also discussed how our conservative Mayor and council majority view citizen participation in general. (Spoiler alert: Not positively.)
Since the podcast is 42 minutes long, here's some suggestions to make it seem more enjoyable:
1. Get stoned or drunk while you listen to it. (Highly advised if you are the Mayor or part of the city council right-wing majority.)
2. Look upon it as a really cool music video. Just without music and video.
3. Imagine that you are forced to choose between listening to the podcast and sitting through the most boring school class you can remember. Say, "I'll take the podcast!"