Radio Golden 0005 – May 4, 2012: Charter Schools in Golden, tobacco licensing, Matt’s breakfast plans and more.

A scene from the Golden Community Garden.

Episode 5 is ready for listening. We talked about what’s happening at the community garden, what happened to the beltway (BEEP) bill, and the tobacco measure that just passed city council, among other things. Then, we had a really interesting interview with a Golden public charter school principal in what is probably our most controversial interview to date. Jami Boarman, principal of Free Horizon Montessori, explained her views on practices used in public education, talked about why charter schools are important—and discussed the idea that money might not be the answer for solving many of the biggest problems facing schools.

On this episode you’ll hear:

  • 1:30 An update on the death of the plow-the-beltway-through-Golden bill at the State Legislature.
  • 2:24 New licensing rules in Golden regarding the sale of tobacco products.
  • 4:01 Redistricting for the State House and State Senate districts.
  • 4:52 City Council update: Planning Commission’s 2012-2013 Work Plan, new online collaboration tool for Planning Commission, neighborhood plans, form-based codes, and more.
  • 6:40 Chat with Jami Boarman, retiring principle of Free Horizon Montessori.
  • 29:11 “Getting Involved”
  • 30:32 “The Mailbag””
  • 31:24 “Community Chatter”

And here are some links related to some of the issues we brought up during podcast:

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  1. This is am amazingly valuable public service. I continue, episode by episode, to be impressed with the professional quality of the Radio Golden shows. The topics are very well chosen – focused upon making our fine city a better place to live and a more responsible environment contributing to the world scene.


  1. […] Episode 5 of Radio Golden is in the wild … I wasn’t able to join this time, but Pamela and Matt covered the beltway bill, what’s happening at the community garden, the tobacco regulation measure that City Council just passed, and more. They also had an interesting and provocative conversation with Jami Boarman, the principle of one of Golden’s public charter schools. Filed Under: City of Golden and Golden City Council, Golden Community News Tagged With: beltway, education, Jefferson County Schools, tobacco, transportation […]