Thursday, December 2, 2021

Conversation with Franklin's State Representative Jeff Roy - 11/23/21 (audio)

FM #669 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 669 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with our State Representative Jeffrey Roy. We had our conversation virtually via the Zoom conference bridge on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

We talked about: 

  • Thanksgiving, time for thanks

  • Wind power and renewable energy efforts

  • Genocide bill, legislative terms (engrossment, enactment)

  • Recycling event pilot now going state-wide

  • Critical conversations on mental health substance abuse

  • Civil and civic conversations for government discussions

Links to the key references are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 59 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jeff Roy.

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Wind power ground breaking event


Commonwealth Magazine article:


Genocide legislation text


Genocide bill articles: Public officials, faith leaders denounce antisemitism at Holocaust memorial menorah lighting, Boston Globe (11/30/21); A bill heading to Governor Charlie Baker’s desk would require Mass. school districts to teach about genocides, Boston Globe (11/27/21); Massachusetts mandates genocide education, Armenian Weekly (11/16/21); Beacon Hill eyeing tradeoffs on offshore wind, Commonwealth Magazine (10/18/21)


Green Team webpage  event listing (not showing future events at this time)


Mass Save web page (sign up for energy audits, etc.)


SAFE Coalition presentation as mentioned in the discussion (Town Council meeting of 9/15/21) ->

SAFE Coalition web page ->

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You can listen to Danielle Allen on an episode of "More Perfect Union"


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State Representative Jeff Roy
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