Esrati podcasts

Jeremy Kelley isn’t the editorial board of old- he’s a reporter. He came to my office today with a voice recorder, a notebook and a list of questions. He’s interviewed 5 of the 9 Congressional candidates for the March 6 primary- and I was number 6. They are hoping to run the story this Sunday. […]

I forgot to bring my tripod to this event, and didn’t even look for my camera which was in the bucket, so instead I used my phone to make a podcast. Tom McMasters did have his camera, and said he’d share his video, but his battery died during the questions, which were the most interesting […]

Apparently Chairman Mark Owens, who can’t raise money and can’t beat an upstart like Gary Leitzell despite a 6-to-1 cash advantage plus incumbency, directed his private top-secret screening committee to back Sharen “dirty money” Neuhardt. The reason “she’s a proven fundraiser and can beat Mike Turner” according to Chairmen Mark. First off, Turner already has […]

My father has lived a pretty interesting life. From having to learn three languages and three alphabets by age 10, to being imprisoned in Lebanon in 1948 and subsequently losing his passport, to being investigated by the FBI in the McCarthy era- there is a lot of history and perspective that always intrigues me. He […]

“Why are you recording this” comes out about half-way through this podcast. The answer: I believe that people who run for office should be transparent- and accessible. I believe that people who want to learn about a candidate, should be able to go online and read first hand what the candidate is thinking, saying or […]

We have some amazing voices in this community- and they opened their meeting in song. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the recorder going for the opening. There were no strict time limits. When I arrived on time, only Joe Lacey of the Dayton school Board and Charlie Shoemaker, executive director of Metroparks were there. We were […]

Fellow social media type David Bowman posted a podcast we recorded last week- about my presentation at SummitUp- a really great event that closes reservations this WEDNESDAY! So if you want to hear NATIONAL speakers, including Bob Garfield, Chris Brogan, Kevin Dugan and more- including me, sign up for this amazing event. You won’t read […]

Up on the sixth floor of the DPS palace (that was purchased with little citizen input) is a small conference room where the School Board met today. Bottles of water, notepads and folders were set in place. The board filed in, quite informally, and found their places and a single guest, me. They were gracious […]

I was on the floor, maybe 30 feet from the Senator- Wright State University- Nutter Center, I had my Olmpus WS-300M hanging in my name badge on my chest- it sounds like you are in a fishbowl- but, that’s what the Nutter Center sounds like. Every seat was filled, there were people 10 deep on […]

I spoke today at 10 Wilmington Place to Seniors for Obama. The speech was to about 30 seniors- the Dayton Daily News was there with cameras and video- but lost interest once I began to speak. There was a slight mix-up at the beginning- where the cameras were rolling. I’ll bet the negative part makes […]