Tue, Mar 18, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Fred Blackwell Discuss Oakland's Changes and Challenges

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Mayor Jean Quan
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Mayor Jean Quan

The city of Oakland has been experiencing a major boom. The city is attracting more high-tech businesses, a growing number of restaurants and bars are fueling a vibrant nightlife and housing prices are soaring. But Oakland continues to struggle with a high crime rate, underfunded schools and a wide gulf between the rich and the poor. We talk with Mayor Jean Quan and Oakland's new city administrator, Fred Blackwell, about the changes and challenges facing Oakland.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Fred Blackwell, administrator for the city of Oakland
  • Jean Quan, mayor of the city of Oakland

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