Tue, Mar 18, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Mayor Jean Quan and City Administrator Fred Blackwell Discuss Oakland's Changes and ChallengesDownload audio (MP3)
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