Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Interview with JD Salinas

I interview JD Salinas. My MP3 player ran out of memory, I recorded some long podcasts last night, so I did not get the whole interview. Still, I'm glad that I was finally able to speak to JD and ask him stuff for myself. I sound like a dumbass again because I couldn't figure out what to ask him at the start. Geez! How embarrassing.

I learned that he has a master's in public administration. He also also talks about the indigent healthcare a little more. I asked him about tuberculosis, and I wish I could remember what exactly he told me. It had to do, generally, with there not being enough funding to treat TB in the County and in the county jails where many of the inmates come from Mexico and carry TB with them. He also tells me that the Sheriff's Dept. is underfunded. He plans on approaching improvements by both applying for grants and cutting costs. He was telling me that he doesn't see why, if Hidalgo County has the largest budget ever, there would be departments that are underfunded. If I get another chance, I'll see if I can get a full interview.

Fast forward to about 40 seconds.

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