Here are some pieces of the Internet that I feel contain serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. I hope you enjoy them.
Here are links to the various West Lafayette municipal meetings. The way they post the files to their web site, you cannot pull an RSS feed, but we are working to assist them in that endeavor.
- Board of Works 2014 | 2013
- CDGB 2014
- Common (City) Council 2014 | 2013
- Housing and Appeals Board 2014
- Redevelopment Commission 2014
As of late, I have been watching City Council meetings on YouTube during lunch. There are some fascinating expressions of civic discourse documented and uploaded for others to study and enjoy. I am very grateful for how our two Cities handle and run their meetings. Here some interesting ones I have found so far. It should be noted that these titles are those from the YouTube videos themselves.
- Davis City Council Erupts with Councilmember Greenwald Calling Mayor Asmundson a Liar
- A whole channel dedicated to a man, Ray Lyman. A man who addresses the Scranton, PA City Council on a regular basis.
- Crazy Sunnyvale City Council Meeting
- Willmar Mayor, Les Heitke Blows Up – A lecture by the Mayor towards obstructionist Council members.
- Austin, TX City Council Public Hearing, 8/24/06 – A song is sung in protest of helmet laws in Austin, TX. Political theatre at its finest.
- Wichita school board meeting: Not for the public – Great quote: “This board meeting is held in public, but it is not for the public, or of the public.”
If you want to hear the political establishment ridicule one another, then you need to check out the roasts available on the C-SPAN archive. Here are some that I have watched and enjoyed.
The Neo-Futurists are theatre group in Chicago (and New York & San Francisco) that I enjoy seeing whenever I visit the Windy City. One of my favorite plays (that was also documented and uploaded to the Internet) was performed by the New York theatre.
- The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neil Vol.1: Long Day’s Journey Into Night Act Two, Scene One.
Mitch Daniels. Politician. Among other titles, former Governor of Indiana. Current President of Purdue University. Fascinating individual.
- Panel Discussion at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2012: Does Government Regulation Help or Hurt the Economy
- Campaign Ad: Mitch Daniels Indiana Governor “Change That’s Working”
- Guest Speaker: Mitch Daniels at the National Academy of Engineering, 2013
- Interesting thoughts on the commercialization of Intellectual Property at Purdue.
- A Day in the Life: 11/2/13, President Mitch Daniels’ Gameday
- Before the Harvard Federalist Society in December of 2012: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels at HLS: promoting a model for secondary education reform
Talks about Urban Life, Planning, and Existence
- Why ordinary people need to understand power – Eric Lui
- Jeff Speck
Henry Hills’ – Money – 9 of the 14 minutes