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Do you love Fort Worth and care about what goes on in our amazing city? Well, welcome to the 817 Podcast a weekly Monday morning show hosted by two Fort Worthians who banter and dissect the biggest stories in local culture, politics, and business. EJ Carrion tech CEO and Jimmy Sweeney founder of the Grand Berry Theater will host a diverse guest list of local leaders that drive Fort Worth’s future. We believe Fort Worth can be a nationally known destination for innovation, creativity, and eco ...
 
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cityCURRENT, Jeremy C. Park, Andrew Bartolotta

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The ChangeMakers Podcast presented by cityCURRENT shares personal stories and insights from those who are giving back and making a difference so we can learn and do the same. We cover life lessons, business advice, passion, and purpose. Share the ways you're making a difference using #changemakers.
 
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Perhaps the first thing one notices when listening to the Hot Club of Cowtown is its lack of irony, self-consciousness and forced hipness in embracing a style of music that so easily lends itself to such things…Stylistically, the band steps out from the shadow of its influences to become more than a faithful retro band that likes to raise its tempo…
 
This week, EJ and Jimmy focus on a number of small stories from around Tarrant County, on top of reflecting on Colleyville being the center of international news on Saturday. The old KKK building on N Main looks at progress to become a safe space for Fort Worth, and with the announcement of Kent Scribner retiring, we look at what may be next for Fo…
 
During the interview, Dwania talks about her parents, the important role her mother and women played in the Civil Rights Movement, seeing a cross burning in their yard, and how she approaches healing and leading with love to take the lessons of her past to become a spark for building community and connectedness through her efforts today with The Me…
 
This week we have a jam-packed episode that includes a guest interview with Harrison Mantas. Harrison is a government reporter at Star-Telegram who joins us to hit an array of topics, including discussing the seven maps selected by the redistricting committee and upcoming agenda items for the city council. To participate in the next redistricting m…
 
Perhaps the first thing one notices when listening to the Hot Club of Cowtown is its lack of irony, self-consciousness and forced hipness in embracing a style of music that so easily lends itself to such things…Stylistically, the band steps out from the shadow of its influences to become more than a faithful retro band that likes to raise its tempo…
 
Happy New Year to all of you who make us a part of your life! We appreciate you and are excited to continue to deliver a fresh perspective on the news in Fort Worth. The big story today is about the funding for roads and how North Fort Worth councilmen are fighting for projects when recent data shows that stretches of road where concentrations of p…
 
As the ball drops in Panther City, we're running down our top 5 New Year's resolutions that Fort Worth can help you stick to in 2022. FInd out how to read more, eat healthier, give back, learn a new skill, and even make a new friend all from the comfort of your hometown. Thanks for joining us by the way! Please make sure to subscribe, leave a revie…
 
WE ARE BACK!! Did you miss us? We have a lot to catch up on so we jump right in. EJ shares his perspective about Rivian. Jimmy leads us through several articles about property in the city and how we invest in affordable housing, community nature areas, and hotels. Here is a list of new restaurants to get excited for in 2022 -> https://www.star-tele…
 
Merry Christmas y'all! We've decked this episode with boughs of holly in preparation for you. We're sharing some of our fave ways to celebrate Christmas in Fort Worth and we're kicking off the 1st Annual Collin & Clint Christmas Celebration. We assume you had that on your wish list! Thanks for joining us! Please make sure to subscribe, leave a revi…
 
Jimmy and EJ catch up after the holidays and share a lot of updates from the past two weeks. The big story was Palo Pinto Mountains State Park and Aaron Dean's lawyer trying to push the trial outside of Tarrant County. We also share why redistricting meetings were canceled in December and how no one was aware of Panther Island being drawn out of Ka…
 
Visit www.slingshotmemphis.org to learn more. About Jared Barnett: Jared joined Slingshot Memphis in October 2019. Prior to Slingshot, Jared worked at McKinsey & Company for six years. Several years of his career were based in Sub-Saharan Africa, including in South Africa with McKinsey, in Ghana as CEO of a manufacturing company and VP of a financi…
 
Yeeeeehaaaawwww!!!! This week, Fort Worthiness is roundin' up those little doggies in Cowtown that best define its cowboy culture. Right out of the chute we give a little history behind FW's fashion-forward western attire and tie it down with the best spots to grab some authentic cowboy grub. So put on your boots, starch your jeans and enjoy! Thank…
 
Jimmy and EJ share updates on dates to participate in redistricting and the new city council schedule. Aaron Dean's trial is finally set but some believe the trial should be held outside of Tarrant County. The big story is about elites coming to Hotel Dryce and causing a ruckus.By Fort Worth's Monday Morning Show
 
This week on Fort Worthiness, we unveil our top 8 of Fort Worth's hidden gems that we believe deserve way more attention than they get. From fly-fishing on the Trinity River to a George Lucas shrine, discover the places that may have slipped through the cracks in Panther City. Thanks for joining us! Please make sure to subscribe, leave a review and…
 
Jimmy and EJ find it ironic that the person in a position to lead District 4 after Careless Cary is a caretaker. The two sit down with Tara Wilson, an ER nurse who recently announced her campaign for the newly vacant city council seat. Before the conversation with Tara, the guys discuss Aggieland North and how Texas A&M plans to build a new $250M r…
 
On this episode of Fort Worthiness, we're traveling abroad, in Fort Worth that is. We're hitting up our Top 10 favorite ethnic restaurants around town that have us thinking we're halfway around the world. Thanks for joining us! Please make sure to subscribe, leave a review and share the podcast with your friends. Cohosts: Collin Day & Clint Simpson…
 
Jimmy and EJ's involvement in the city led them down interesting perspectives around redistricting and election results. EJ discusses interesting data from the Economist that supports Jimmy and his perspective on the struggle for progress in the city and America as a whole. Economist article EJ references through out the big story: https://www.econ…
 
We're dropping the f-bombs on this episode of Fort Worthiness...we've got a film festival, Fort Worth Fashion, and folks who've gone from fledgling food trucks to full-fledged fooderies. It's gonna be f#&*$!^ great! Segments include Newsworthy, Seeworthy, Worth Every Bite, Fort Facts, and Prove Your Worthiness! Thanks for joining us! Please make su…
 
Jimmy and EJ start the pod ecstatic about the building of a National Juneteenth Museum. They also discuss councilmen Moon's future on city council as he explores state House District 93 state seat. The big story is new data around who is moving to Tarrant County based on research done by Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University.…
 
During the interview, Heidi discusses her roots in Montana, moving to Texas and what inspired her to join The Cowtown Marathon. She talks about the business of hosting marathons, the mindset of event production and tips for success, starting a nonprofit to focus on helping youth and encouraging health and fitness, some of the secrets to their succe…
 
Boo! It's our first Halloween episode! We dive into all of the amazing spooky events that are going on around town and we list out our favorite haunts in Fort Worth. We also share our favorite scary movies and Clint offers up some "alternative" ideas for handing out candy to trick-or-treaters this year. Segments include Halloworthy, Worth Every Fri…
 
This week, EJ and Jimmy break down everything you need to know about the November 2 election! Here is the link they are working off during the episode: https://ballotpedia.org/Texas_Proposition_5,_State_Commission_on_Judicial_Conduct_Authority_Over_Candidates_for_Judicial_Office_Amendment_(2021)By Fort Worth's Monday Morning Show
 
Collin gives the lowdown on the best gluten-free spots to hit up in Fort Worth. Clint talks bluegrass and brunch, JFK and Oswald, and we get the rundown on the upcoming Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival - aka the FWFWF. Segments include Newsworthy, Seeworthy, Fort Facts, Worth Every Bite, and Praiseworthy! Thanks for joining us! Please make sure to s…
 
EJ sits down with two ecosystem builders to discuss the state of entrepreneurship in Fort Worth. We will discuss this white paper about Fort Worth's startup scene (http://startupfortworth.com) and how to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week (https://gewfortworth.org/) next month!By Fort Worth's Monday Morning Show
 
We've got books, biscuits, and Bass Hall on this episode! Clint sings a little Alan Jackson ditty and we chat about how we can all learn a bunch from a 10-year-old kid from Fort Worth. Segments include Newsworthy, Seeworthy, Fort Facts, Worth Every Bite, and Praiseworthy! Thanks for joining us! Please make sure to subscribe, leave a review and shar…
 
Jimmy is back and shares his takes on recent developments in Fort Worth while he was out. They discuss new information about the Evans & Rosedale development that makes this pod an important one to listen to.By Fort Worth's Monday Morning Show
 
This week, we're checking out Fort Worth's newest places to stay and where to shout olé! We discuss animals we'd like to ride, Collin's strange toes, and Clint's directional disorder. Segments include Newsworthy, Seeworthy, Worth Every Bite, Fort Facts, and Praiseworthy! Thanks for joining us! Please make sure to subscribe, leave a review and share…
 
This is a robust episode as there were a lot of significant updates to get through this week. The main story discusses the new congressional maps and the impact they have on Fort Worth. The small stories get deep as EJ and Tony nerd out about real estate and the chase for Rivian in Fort Worth. They go down a long conversation around gentrification …
 
On the inaugural episode, we chat about all things Fort Worth from seeing some Hollywood movies crews hanging around town to some bull testicles that are no longer doing so. There are also bits about a dead Batman and restaurants that feed your food to you but don't let that keep you from listening. Segments include Newsworthy, Seeworthy, Worth Eve…
 
Jimmy is out so Tony joins the pod again to riff with EJ about several important stories that have happened in the last two weeks. Tarrant County will go through an election audit. The city budget is finalized. Redistricting is on the way. Who will get an additional seat? EJ and Tony share their perspective. District Map and Income Data: https://dr…
 
About Jen Alessandra: Jen Alessandra joined Frontdoor, Inc. in March 2019 as senior vice president and chief people officer. Alessandra brings significant depth and breadth of experience as an HR leader in both public and private companies, has an impressive track record for helping businesses and employees navigate change, and in implementing stra…
 
This week's guest is Kyle Walker, associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Center for Urban Studies at Texas Christian University. His research includes US immigration politics, the demography of cities and suburbs, and open data science. Check out his new book: Analyzing US Census Data: Methods, Maps, and Models in R…
 
This is a jampacked episode. We start the pod by talking about how Fort Worth made the Top 15 Cities in the U.S. according to Travel + Leisure's new list and what PBR's national rodeo event means to the city's brand. The main story is urban development and how the suburbs are more diverse than we think.…
 
This week show is a continuation of our anniversary pod as we dive into listener interviews to learn about the 817 pod community. We speak to Kent who grew up in Fort Worth and shares some important orgs with us, Ben an amateur comedian who is passionate about the arts, and Anthony a business professional who cares about giving back and keeping you…
 
Always looking for great food. This episode comes from the suggestion of our great friends, John and Maria Gardner. Located in Downtown Arlington, TX. This place has all you are looking for in great BBQ. Smoky flavor tender and juicy. The sides are worth the drive alone. Check them out and tell 'em we sent you. Most of all bring an appetite because…
 
Ed also talks about forming the Gillentine Group in 2008 to focus on legacy planning and philanthropic strategies to help families have a more significant impact on the world. He shares the story of writing his book, "Journey to Impact: A Practical Guide to Purpose-Driven Investing," and talks about some of the lessons and steps that have helped hi…
 
In a week focused on masks in FWISD, EJ and Jimmy look to focus on some major stories that made slightly smaller headlines. First, they talk about two companies announcing potential relocation of major manufacturing facilities. Then, we start trying to unpack all of the budget decisions coming up, starting with the city budget for FY2022, and follo…
 
This week Tony and EJ dissect the rapid growth in Fort Worth as they review an article in the Star-Telegram about property taxes. We are seeing 15,000 to 20,000 people moving to the city year over year making us the second-fastest growing city in the country. You also see the growth in the number of local podcasts we have about the city with the ne…
 
This week we have a jammed pack episode with important updates about the city budget and the proposed 2022 bond package. EJ is joined by Tony who works in teacher recruitment and is a friend of the pod. Tony provides a great perspective on what we should expect as Delta, Abbott, and federal funds impact our schools this year for all very different …
 
Our first episode finds us at some small BBQ eateries . Off The Bone has some greats ribs. It is worth the visit. Get there early because they tend to run out. Located In Forest Hill TX it worth the drive from anywhere in the Cowtown area. Slow smoked with hickory and pecan these ribs will have your tastebuds dancing with delight!!!! Roosters BBQ h…
 
Jimmy and EJ recap the news for the week. The big story is Cary Moon's soccer complex initiative. They also get into a debate about tourism and how much should a city rely on it. If you want your voice to be heard about tourism fill out Visit Fort Worth's tourism survey now. https://survey.cmix.com/959F22C2/7E301C4Q/en-US…
 
Jimmy and EJ are back reviewing the big stories in Fort Worth. They discuss Democrats leaving the state and what is next to protect voting rights. They also spend time sharing new data around homelessness and evictions in the city. They finally also have a chance to walk through the Tarrant Regional Water District story reported by the Fort Worth R…
 
Jimmy and EJ have an intimate conversation with Smooth Vega to learn his Fort Worth origin story as a Mexican American with big dreams and why politicians ask for his endorsement. In 2019 Smooth was inducted into the Music Hall of Fame and has worked to put on shows with Nipsey Hussle, Joyner Lucas, Royce 5’9, Joe Budden, Dave East, Bun B, Chamilli…
 
Annette Gordon-Reed is an American historian and law professor at Harvard University. Dr. Gordon-Reed won sixteen book prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 and the National Book Award in 2008, for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. Today she joins Jimmy and EJ to talk about her new book On Juneteenth and what Texas …
 
This episode is jampacked. Jimmy and EJ go over important info around redistricting schedule and the upcoming budget approval process for the city council. We also sit down with Supreme, a director of a new documentary about Fort Worth's gang history. FW Redistricting Schedule: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Z1iTWxwVnksF9FZ_voKC0Ewj-LQg_fX…
 
Fort Worth was at the center of national news this weekend as Juneteenth becomes a federal holiday. What is next for the city and how do we continue with the momentum from the inspiring Opal Lee? Jimmy starts the pod telling all of us about the ERCOT debacle and how we should all have a plan this summer to leave Texas when the grid goes down. EJ br…
 
Jimmy and EJ get back to sharing weekly local news stories starting with discussing the recent education report that was shared with city council last week and the release of For Worth film 12 Might Orphans. The big story for today's episode is about how Mayor Betsy Price is wanting to become Judge Betsy Price. Education Report Story (https://www.s…
 
In this fifty minute podcast, Watkins details how he, Robin McKidd and Gary Rickard formed the basis of the band that stormed the London pub scene of the 80s once they were joined by Arthur Kitchener and Kieran O’Connor. He tells of how Arthur funded the recording of the first album from a Thatcher hand-out and relates stories around the recording …
 
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