In what perhaps serves as a fitting coda to the outgoing Ron Dellums administration, the mayor’s interview last night with Belva Davis, broadcast on Oakland’s KTOP-TV, has been archived nowhere that I can find. (The archive is now up!)

Luckily, we captured audio from a piece of it, including the mayor’s answer to one of the most frequent criticisms levied at him: That he has been inaccessible. (See here, here, here, and, oh, here.)

The mayor’s answer, in a nutshell: His family comes first.

Listen: Belva Davis interviews Ron Dellums

The full interview will be re-broadcast on TV and on the web Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Ron Dellums Speaks! The Mayor Answers the “Accessibility” Question 8 December,2010Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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