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Are You For Or Against The Proposed Plan To Expand Interstate 5?

It's clear that we need to make a change in the way we commute. The idea of each human traveling to and from where they want to go, each in their own vehicles is one that is unsustainable for the future of our planet. As the people in China and India aspire to attain the standard of living we have established in our country, it will be too late. We created this problem and it is our responsibility to stop it.

If we first invested in a high speed rail system and perhaps subsidized the gettings to and fro once people get to their destination, (in otherwords, make a system that is workable and affordable) perhaps people would change their transportation patterns and in utilizing the new system ease traffic on the freeways and perhaps restore them to a usable status. If we first expand the freeway systems, we may take away a major incentive for people to make a lifestyle change until we again get to the point where we exceed the capacity of the new expanded freeway system before we face the problem again, which will then be too late. We must begin to change now.

November 9, 2010 at 10:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parents Changing Their Lives To Get Kids To College

Thank you for your report. I wanted to comment that after the busy lives we and our children live during childhood and through high school in order to get them into college, their college life becomes overwhelming in itself. As soon as they graduate, they are thrust into a stressful work environment that requires that it become their first priority if they are to compete in the working world, not to mention the stress they carry to pay off the burden of their debt, followed by marraige and children and the cycle begins again.

Those who are left behind our our elders, living uneventful lives alone or in retirement homes. I would like to see KPBS make a request to it's listeners to come up with ideas for useful projects our elderly could embrace to help fill their idle time and help their lonely lives to feel meaningful; a great idea that would give them something to do to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

April 7, 2010 at 10:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )