Michael Taliaferro 
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Posted by Michael Taliaferro on 09/21/2016 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Peddling the Past

David Blight's (professor quoted in the article) Yale civil war class is also available as a podcast. I found him to be a great orator and storyteller. It's another option if you don't want to pick up the book mentioned above.


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Posted by Michael Taliaferro on 03/26/2015 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Anchor Away: Gene Cox Departs WRIC

Awesome photo.

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Posted by Michael Taliaferro on 07/02/2014 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Game Plan

The lack of responsibility in this interview is sad.

The ballpark plan failed because of the planning/marketing. It appeared to be incomplete or worse secretive. The public never got a real picture (that did not seem to change week to week).

It's fairly insulting to say that city council just didn't understand the plan. Because, I don't think the citizens understood the plan (because it kept changing). City council is made of the most aware citizens and if they can not grasp the details - it is the mayor's fault. The big media in Richmond loves to write about the ballpark. The mayor just needed to release the facts and everyone would have the opportunity to consume and digest them.

I see this whole debacle as a failure of how knowledge was dispersed from the mayor's office. It's similar to the old addage "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck." Except if it looks sketchy...

Who knows if whatever finalized, viable plan (not second draft) would have been good for the city or not.

Provide details, act in an honest manner, and then make an informed decision.

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Posted by Michael Taliaferro on 05/28/2014 at 12:36 PM

Re: “City Council Members Question Legality of Pro-Stadium Ad

Doing sketchy stuff makes you seem sketchy.

That should be the biggest takeaway for getting things done in Richmond.

Posted by Michael Taliaferro on 02/10/2014 at 11:23 AM

Re: “

What about Hardywood? I would think that it can handle the people and it is legitimately close.

Also, I'm sure the area will evolve in the coming years, but that will be to support new business.

CBS has a good article about urban revival sparked by breweries. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505143_162-575…

Posted by Michael Taliaferro on 08/05/2013 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Post Ralph White, James River Park System Still Seeks Leader

I agree with the first poster. If the parks department wants to keep its good people - they should promote from within. Nathan is already doing a great job running the park. The trails are in great shape and the new Shiplock traila and boat put-in has really improved that stretch of the park.

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Posted by Michael Taliaferro on 04/10/2013 at 12:19 PM

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