For our show on May 8th, Richard Mabion and Rich Gutowski return to speak about their KCK-Paterson NJ conversation with George Riley and Regana Bracey, two Paterson, New Jersey cohorts. This show will be all about Paterson, and its thoughts and efforts to design a local strategy regarding social-economic development possibilities for their service areas.
Hear about the togetherness that is being sought in Paterson. The systems our low-income neighborhoods are being forced to accept are siloed manufactured, which leaves very few opportunities for the clients to share in the decision-making. The organizations are structured to support a siloed way of doing business. People in the silos – whether they work in information technology (IT), finance, sales or on the production floor – have been taught to do things in a particular way. They often can’t shake the “that’s the way we’ve always done it” or “management doesn’t want our input” mindsets, which stymies change.
These perceptions and others are what makes it so challenging to get people to think beyond the walls of their departments, but there are proven strategies for breaking through.
The show is an environmental-related show, and as environmentalists in the inner-city, we must become fully aware of how much our health-related environmental circumstances would be eliminated if the client could receive job training that would provide them with the kind of marketable skills needed to become gainfully employed.
Environmental research has shown the lack of such employment opportunities as a missing piece of the puzzle to many of the nagging problems that manufacturers face on a day-to-day basis. Good job training programs can lead to decent employment opportunities with a decent employer so as to eliminate the kind of stress that is causing the mental issues we see happening in our low-income neighborhoods. This is the domestic harm that may come from the stress of being broke, with no signs of relief.
These are the kind of questions, we want to give the benefit of discussion.
(credit to Marcin Jozwiak for our image)
We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world. Our goal is to assure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future!
This will be a great radio hour! We hope you can tune in!