This is the transcript for episode 480 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. On this episode, host Christopher Mitchell is joined by Danny Peralta, the Executive Managing Director of The Point in the Bronx, New York which has. The Point has been at the forefront of revitalizing the South Bronx’s Hunts Point neighborhood working to address environmental issues, increase access to the arts, and even expand Internet connectivity. Listen to the podcast here or read the transcript below.
Danny Peralta: People that come to our digital stewardship training, pushing the young people, they probably walk out of there with a stronger sense of how to use it and how to use it responsibly and what the effects potentially could be if you're not really paying attention to it. And that's all we can hope for.
Christopher Mitchell: Welcome to another episode of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. I'm Christopher Mitchell at the Institute for a local self-reliance in St. Paul Minnesota. Today, I'm speaking with Danny Peralta, who is the executive managing director at the Point in the Bronx in New York City in New York. Welcome.
Danny Peralta: Well, thank you. Thank you. Good morning, Chris. How you doing today?
Christopher Mitchell: Oh, I'm doing good. And I got to say, man, one of the things I always love talking about you is I love the accent. I grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and I love all these east coast pocket accents that you get around. So it's always a joy to speak with you.
Danny Peralta: All right. Well, likewise, man. You got that upper Midwest thing going on too, man.
Christopher Mitchell: Now I do. Yeah, it took a while. I still don't say Minnesota. That's one of the telltale ones.
Danny Peralta: I love that. I'm going to use that one. I'm going to use that one next time I'm up there.
Christopher Mitchell: Oh, for sure. So tell me you're at the Point.
Danny Peralta: Yes, sir.
Christopher Mitchell: What is the Point?
Danny Peralta: Sure, yeah. So again, I'm broadcasting live from south Bronx, New York City, the Hunts Point. Well...Read more