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Rigel Robinson

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Episode 23: Rigel Robinson

What is California?

Rigel Robinson is a member of the Berkeley City Council, representing District 7 (encompassing UC Berkeley).As the region is growing, as the state is growing, we should be educating more Californians. I believe that educating more young people is a good thing—full stop. [...] I think this whole situation boils down to a prioritization of two things: The comfort of our longtime residents versus the basic needs of our new residents.Notes and references from this episode: @RigelRobinson - Rigel Robinson on Twitter California Environmental Quality Act - WikipediaSave Berkeley's Neighborhoods v. Regents of the University of California - Lawsuit “UC Berkeley must cut new enrollment by 3K students after high court ruling,” by Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside“NIMBYism Reaches Its Apotheosis,” by Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic“UC Berkeley declines group’s offer to admit 1K more students,” by Associated Press“Governor Newsom: Veto SB118,” by Phil Bokovoy, The Berkeley Daily Planet“Newsom signs bill saving UC Berkeley from enrollment cuts this fall,” by Michael Burke, EdSource“UC Berkeley will more than double what it pays the city under new settlement agreement,” by Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside =====Produced, hosted and edited by Stu VanAirsdaleTheme music: Sounds SupremeTwitter: @WhatCaliforniaSubstack newsletter: whatiscalifornia.substack.comSupport What is California? on Patreon: patreon.com/whatiscaliforniaEmail: hello@whatiscalifornia.comPlease subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. And if you liked What is California?, please rate and review What is California? on Apple Podcasts! It helps new listeners find the show.

49mins

17 Mar 2022

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S1 Ep22: Interview with Rigel Robinson

The Political Economists

This week Max and Jorrel speak with political economist and Berkeley city council member Rigel Robinson. Hear Rigel talk about how he become a city council member at such a young age, his thoughts on the Newsom recall, and his call to action for young party members. They cover local pandemic responses, the growing housing and homelessness crisis in California, and the relationship between state and local governments. Listen to Rigel talk about the importance of getting involved and the urgency young voters should feel about today’s most pressing issues. Major talking points in the interview 1. How he got involved with city council 2. Projects and Roadblocks Zoning/Housing Crisis Local Pandemic Response Media Coverage and Misinformation 3. Newsom Recall 4. State/ Local Government Relationship 5. Calls to Action for Young Party Members Fun Questions Weirdest Moment Craziest Thing from Campaign 7. Wrap-Up

57mins

26 Aug 2021

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From Berkeley Graduation to Berkeley City Council - Rigel Robinson's Leading When It Matters Most

Run For Something

Missouri native Rigel Robinson started at UC Berkeley in 2014 as an eager student, ready to learn and to fall in love with the city he'd call home. Four years later, just as he was about to graduate, folks started clamoring for him to run for office. He jumped in the fight, won, and throughout his first term, has already pushed forward necessary reform on policing and housing that is broadening what is possible for municipal government. You're going to love his passion, his intellect, and the contagious love he has for his city. Follow Rigel on all social media platforms - @RigelRobinson. Produced by Dear Media.

33mins

18 May 2021

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Rigel Robinson Berkeley City Councilmember - Election 2020: UC Berkeley Big Ideas

Public Policy Channel (Audio)

For the final session of the semester, we offer a discussion of very local politics in the most famous (infamous?) small city in America. Everyone knows of Berkeley, and everyone seems to have strong feelings about it, especially if they don’t actually live here. So we talk with a former UC Berkeley student who is now a member of the Berkeley City Council and think about our small town and what it is like to serve in public office. Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson was elected to represent District 7 on November 6th, 2018. Elected at 22, Robinson is the youngest person to ever serve on the Berkeley City Council. Prior to his election, Robinson was a leader in student efforts to support development of more affordable housing and student housing, divest the University of California from the Dakota Access Pipeline, oust a UC Regent accused of sexual harassment, and secure additional state funding for the UC and the first tuition decrease in 20 years. Series: "UC Public Policy Channel" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 36296]

1hr 43mins

18 Nov 2020

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Rigel Robinson Berkeley City Councilmember - Election 2020: UC Berkeley Big Ideas

UC Berkeley (Audio)

For the final session of the semester, we offer a discussion of very local politics in the most famous (infamous?) small city in America. Everyone knows of Berkeley, and everyone seems to have strong feelings about it, especially if they don’t actually live here. So we talk with a former UC Berkeley student who is now a member of the Berkeley City Council and think about our small town and what it is like to serve in public office. Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson was elected to represent District 7 on November 6th, 2018. Elected at 22, Robinson is the youngest person to ever serve on the Berkeley City Council. Prior to his election, Robinson was a leader in student efforts to support development of more affordable housing and student housing, divest the University of California from the Dakota Access Pipeline, oust a UC Regent accused of sexual harassment, and secure additional state funding for the UC and the first tuition decrease in 20 years. Series: "UC Public Policy Channel" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 36296]

1hr 43mins

18 Nov 2020

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Rigel Robinson Berkeley City Councilmember - Election 2020: UC Berkeley Big Ideas

Public Policy Channel (Video)

For the final session of the semester, we offer a discussion of very local politics in the most famous (infamous?) small city in America. Everyone knows of Berkeley, and everyone seems to have strong feelings about it, especially if they don’t actually live here. So we talk with a former UC Berkeley student who is now a member of the Berkeley City Council and think about our small town and what it is like to serve in public office. Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson was elected to represent District 7 on November 6th, 2018. Elected at 22, Robinson is the youngest person to ever serve on the Berkeley City Council. Prior to his election, Robinson was a leader in student efforts to support development of more affordable housing and student housing, divest the University of California from the Dakota Access Pipeline, oust a UC Regent accused of sexual harassment, and secure additional state funding for the UC and the first tuition decrease in 20 years. Series: "UC Public Policy Channel" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 36296]

1hr 43mins

18 Nov 2020

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Rigel Robinson Berkeley City Councilmember - Election 2020: UC Berkeley Big Ideas

Public Affairs (Audio)

For the final session of the semester, we offer a discussion of very local politics in the most famous (infamous?) small city in America. Everyone knows of Berkeley, and everyone seems to have strong feelings about it, especially if they don’t actually live here. So we talk with a former UC Berkeley student who is now a member of the Berkeley City Council and think about our small town and what it is like to serve in public office. Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson was elected to represent District 7 on November 6th, 2018. Elected at 22, Robinson is the youngest person to ever serve on the Berkeley City Council. Prior to his election, Robinson was a leader in student efforts to support development of more affordable housing and student housing, divest the University of California from the Dakota Access Pipeline, oust a UC Regent accused of sexual harassment, and secure additional state funding for the UC and the first tuition decrease in 20 years. Series: "UC Public Policy Channel" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 36296]

1hr 43mins

18 Nov 2020

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Rigel Robinson Berkeley City Councilmember - Election 2020: UC Berkeley Big Ideas

University of California Audio Podcasts (Audio)

For the final session of the semester, we offer a discussion of very local politics in the most famous (infamous?) small city in America. Everyone knows of Berkeley, and everyone seems to have strong feelings about it, especially if they don’t actually live here. So we talk with a former UC Berkeley student who is now a member of the Berkeley City Council and think about our small town and what it is like to serve in public office. Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson was elected to represent District 7 on November 6th, 2018. Elected at 22, Robinson is the youngest person to ever serve on the Berkeley City Council. Prior to his election, Robinson was a leader in student efforts to support development of more affordable housing and student housing, divest the University of California from the Dakota Access Pipeline, oust a UC Regent accused of sexual harassment, and secure additional state funding for the UC and the first tuition decrease in 20 years. Series: "UC Public Policy Channel" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 36296]

1hr 43mins

18 Nov 2020

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Rigel Robinson Berkeley City Councilmember - Election 2020: UC Berkeley Big Ideas

Public Affairs (Video)

For the final session of the semester, we offer a discussion of very local politics in the most famous (infamous?) small city in America. Everyone knows of Berkeley, and everyone seems to have strong feelings about it, especially if they don’t actually live here. So we talk with a former UC Berkeley student who is now a member of the Berkeley City Council and think about our small town and what it is like to serve in public office. Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson was elected to represent District 7 on November 6th, 2018. Elected at 22, Robinson is the youngest person to ever serve on the Berkeley City Council. Prior to his election, Robinson was a leader in student efforts to support development of more affordable housing and student housing, divest the University of California from the Dakota Access Pipeline, oust a UC Regent accused of sexual harassment, and secure additional state funding for the UC and the first tuition decrease in 20 years. Series: "UC Public Policy Channel" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 36296]

1hr 43mins

18 Nov 2020

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Rigel Robinson Berkeley City Councilmember - Election 2020: UC Berkeley Big Ideas

UC Berkeley (Video)

For the final session of the semester, we offer a discussion of very local politics in the most famous (infamous?) small city in America. Everyone knows of Berkeley, and everyone seems to have strong feelings about it, especially if they don’t actually live here. So we talk with a former UC Berkeley student who is now a member of the Berkeley City Council and think about our small town and what it is like to serve in public office. Berkeley City Councilmember Rigel Robinson was elected to represent District 7 on November 6th, 2018. Elected at 22, Robinson is the youngest person to ever serve on the Berkeley City Council. Prior to his election, Robinson was a leader in student efforts to support development of more affordable housing and student housing, divest the University of California from the Dakota Access Pipeline, oust a UC Regent accused of sexual harassment, and secure additional state funding for the UC and the first tuition decrease in 20 years. Series: "UC Public Policy Channel" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 36296]

1hr 43mins

18 Nov 2020

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