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Daily Briefing

February 3th, 2017

Questions Answered In These Videos:

  1. Internet access at home and when travelling:
    1. If you don’t have a tv (no cable, no satellite), is the only way to avoid expensive cell phone data bills using places like Starbucks??
    2. Hotel Internet isn’t cheap either, is it? Do you have free Internet at your D. C. Office?
  2. Do you ever hire private detectives to help with research? If not, how do you get help with details you need but can’t access as easily as someone who has deep internet access?
  3. How do we as citizens apply more creativeness and innovation to help keep control of the narrative in President Trump’s and his Admins corner and not the establishment media’s?
  4. For people like yourself and others, while establishing new platforms, how do we help keep the narrative simple and on point and away from Est. Media from spinning and using their critical theory?
  5. I’m disabled USDA & worked with Congress & Senate until I broke my back on the job. Now fighting a dirty sanctuary county where law enforcement targets victims instead of criminals. How best to fight when system doesn’t work?
  6. Questioning City Council members during a public input meeting. Right and wrong approaches?
  7. I’m a teacher at a low income public school. This is my 5th year and every year new regulation and mandates have made it harder and harder to actually teach. All my school cares about is state testing as well. I speak out about it but get in trouble for not falling in line. When I talk to other teachers they all agree that public school is a mess right now, but most are still opposed to Devos and Trump. What is your take on Devos as a person and also her school choice plan?
  8. I am local and I covered the aftermath of the protests in Berkeley. I ran into two situations:
    1. There were people just “hanging around” taking video of me of and other people looking at the damage. When I went to talk to them they didn’t say anything to me no matter what I asked them. they just stayed mute.I got a sense that they were just going back to the scene of the crime and watching and recording peoples reactions. I even asked them if they were part of the protest.Any advice on how to interact with people that might have been part of the protest? I could also be off base and they were just shy, but I got a weird menacing vibe off of them and others that took an interest in me asking people questions.Any tips on talking to, and asking questions of officials of the University of California at Berkeley. Specifically public information officers and the spokeswoman for the UC Berkeley Police Department. Is there a way to talk to these officials to get information and not make it seem I am trying to get them in a game of gotcha?
    2. I had good success today talking to bank managers and workers at Starbucks and the damaged Amazon store, but I want to get some info from official UC Berkeley people and the various police departments. I know they (UCPD) won’t discuss any of their tactics with me but I’m just trying to get a statement beyond their bland “we’re here to protect people they have released.”Many people on the street that I spoke with said that they felt unsafe and the police would do nothing to protect them.
  9. Will there be lessons on structuring articles? How to effectively get information across? Is a creative writing class of any help?
  10. I really enjoyed the “Making the News” podcast episode with Bill Moran.  He was so honest about the mistake he made and it was interesting to hear how and why it happened.  Can you talk about retractions and the acceptable window of action if you happen to make a mistake?

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