Interview with Patricia Furnish on AshevilleFM

I had a long-form interview with AshevilleFM’s Patricia Furnish via Zoom on September 30th. It subsequently aired in two parts on AshevilleFM News Hour on October 12 & 19. LOGOPatricia has kindly provided a single, hour-long mix-down file of my responses to the program’s substantive and challenging questions on their Google drive. (There are about 15 seconds of silence at the beginning of the file, and then the questions begin.)

 AshevilleFM News Interview Furnish/Tovish

I hope you’ll find it worth your time.

Public Comment at the TDA Board Meeting

This morning I attended the Tourism Development Authority (TDA) Board Meeting. I wanted the Board members to be aware that Asheville residents and service workers are paying attention to their response to the need for affordable parking and improved public transportation.

The meeting was temporarily disrupted when the TDA’s internet went down—hence my remarks about the importance of reliable infrastructure at the very beginning. (I refer to infrastructure throughout because the TDA will often say that by law it can only fund infrastructure. I believe it’s important to broaden our understanding of what counts as infrastructure.)