KQED's Michael Krasny Comes to Marin

On  June 22, KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny took to the road for a live morning broadcast in San Rafael. A packed house at  the iconic Smith Rafael Film Center was on hand to listen to expert panels discussing two pressing topics in Marin: traffic and homelessness.


Traffic panel focuses on residents frustration, proposed fixes

The traffic panel focused on the frustration that county residents are experiencing with the region’s traffic conditions, as well as proposed fixes, such as adding toll lanes, widening freeways, and boosting public transit and carpooling. The panel comprised:

  • Stuart Cohen, executive director, TransForm, a public transportation advocacy group 
  • Farhad Mansourian, general manager, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) 
  • Denis Mulligan, general manager, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District 
  • Dianne Steinhauser , executive director, Transportation Authority of Marin

Listen to the broadcast in its entirety here.


Panel considers services for Marin homeless population

The homelessness panel centered on the community-wide debate about what services should be provided to Marin County’s homeless population and where, with The Ritter Center in downtown San Rafael, at the center of the debate. This panel comprised:

  • Cia Byrnes, executive director, Ritter Center 
  • Andrew Hening, director, homeless planning and outreach, City of San Rafael 
  • Christine Paquette, executive director, St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County 
  • Joanne Webster, president, San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

Catch the entire broadcast here.