Welcome to the 31st year of Radio Curious, now proudly part of the Library of Congress, and  regularly broadcast on approximately 100 radio stations.

Here you will find close to 1000 half hour interviews on a curiously wide array of topics concerning life and ideas.  These programs are a gift to you from Radio Curious host and producer Barry Vogel. He started Radio Curious in 1991, to expand the work he began in 1974 as an Attorney, Counselor and Mediator in Ukiah, California, the Mendocino County seat, located about 110 miles north of San Francisco, California.

THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEW: My guest in this edition of Radio Curious are Frank McMichael & Richard Shoemaker.  Can rural, local government actually run smoothly and meet the changing needs of the community?  It is slow to happen in Mendocino County, California.  In this two part interview about the politics and development possibilities in Mendocino County, specifically in the North end of Ukiah, where a large shopping center is proposed that would be 700,000 square feet with 3,800 parking places and approximately 28 restaurants, we’ll be talking with Frank McMichael and Richard Shoemaker.  Both of these men were members of the Ukiah City Council and representatives of the Ukiah area on the Mendocino County board of Supervisors, serving consecutively, ending in 2005. Frank McMichael served a one year-term, and Richard Shoemaker served a two-year term.  

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