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NACO Academy Podcast

National Angel Capital Organization

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NACO Academy Podcast leverages the collective wisdom of 4,200 angel investors that have invested $1.12 billion into 1500 companies. Join us on a journey into the depths of the innovation economy and bring you the knowledge you need to build, grow and scale at the intersection of innovation, capital and entrepreneurship. Learn more about the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) at www.nacocanada.com
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Four conversations about Brahms' Symphonies, with Pinchas Zukerman - Music Director of the NAC Orchestra - and CBC Radio 2 host Bill Richardson. Some musical illustrations will be played by violinist Pinchas Zukerman himself, and also by pianist Les Dala. Concert performances of the symphonies by Zukerman and NACO are also available for streaming at CBC Radio 2's Concerts on Demand.
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Conduit Street Podcast

Maryland Association of Counties

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A podcast on Maryland policy and politics. Stay in the know about how the General Assembly, Governor, state agencies, and county leaders affect the essential services that Marylanders depend on each and every day. Tune in for deep dives into state and county issues, special guests from around the state, and our world-famous dad jokes. We’ve got you covered on the Maryland Association of Counties’ Conduit Street Podcast.
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Good Government Show

Valley Park Productions

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We’re from the government; we’re here to help you! It’s true, ask the millions of people across the country who have been touched by government services that gave them a ride to the supermarket, or got them a library book, or built them a house, or gave them a new suit for a job interview. Because all of those services are provided by your government every day in every state, county, and town, it’s all because Good Government provides good services and creates good projects for Americans. Th ...
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Where Criminal Justice Leaders Collaborate: The 360 Justice Podcast gives leaders in the criminal justice industry a platform to discuss how they are solving tough social infrastructure challenges, including overcrowded and aging facilities, changing demographics, staffing shortages, insufficient funding, and more. Having worked with justice leaders in all 50 states and 22 countries, we know there is a strong desire to learn from others in the justice profession. Join us each month as we tal ...
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Talk Of The County 1 8 During the episode, Tom Homan shares his experiences in being a part of a successful ICMA (International City/County Management Association) conference with the City of Columbus, Franklin County, and the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau. The conference emphasized excellence in planning and execution, showcasing the ded…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, join Sarah Sample and Dominic Butchko from the MACo Policy Team as they take listeners on a 'rapid round ride' through MACo's major portfolio of issues from the just-wrapped 2024 legislative session. From affordable housing to public safety, firefighters, and health, they'll highlight MACo's big …
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Paying taxes sucks. We all know that. But the IRS doesn’t see it that way. In truth, the IRS expects us all to pay our taxes, but they really only want us to pay what we owe, no more, no less. And the IRS really will help you pay the correct amount. Kristien Deazeley of the IRS explains. GoodGovernmentShow.com IRS.gov/help Thanks to our sponsors: N…
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Don’t lock ‘em up, heal them up... Jim Cavanaugh is a county commissioner in Douglas County, Nebraska. Out in Omaha his passion project is making sure people who need mental health assistance aren’t just tossed in jail. He says not only does it not get them the care they need, but it simply costs more. So listen to his solutions and where to get a …
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson is joined by Shantelle Malcolm-Lym from the MACo team. They discuss the ongoing policy debates in Annapolis, particularly focusing on transportation funding cuts and their effect on local communities. This special episode highlights an audio excerpt from a January 16, 2024, brie…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson talk through the 2024 legislative session wrapping up and top off recent discussions around the still-developing budget, the effects of the Key Bridge tragedy, and several more county government issues that remain "in play" during these always-eventful last we…
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We're featuring a special episode with none other than Columbus Clippers' President and General Manager, Ken Schnacke, and Assistant General Manager, Mark Galuska. They gave us the inside scoop on the Clippers' dynamic marketing plays—from Dime-A-Dog Night to innovative themed games—and their unwavering commitment to fan experiences. Huntington Par…
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This episode highlighting Women's History Month is an episode that features two remarkable leaders who are championing the advancement of women of color in our community. First, we welcome the inspiring LC Johnson, founder of Zora's House, a thriving community space that empowers black women through mentorship and leadership programs. LC will share…
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Manny Ruiz is the American dream. His parents came to American for a better life for their 11 children. A first generation American, Manny is now a Santa Fe County Arizona county commissioner. He sees a lot of things right at the border, but he also sees where and how things can and should improve. Listen to someone living their entire life at the …
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson talk through the Senate actions regarding the State's fiscal plan for the year ahead - the budget and accompanying reconciliation bill. Cuts to Highway User Revenues (but not the deepest cuts on the table), some restored funding for our community colleges, and…
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David Stout is a county commissioner in El Paso, Texas. The only crisis he sees at his border is a humanitarian crisis. Every day he deals with migrant issues and regularly visits his migrant processing center and talks with migrants and hears their stories. It’s an eye-opening conversation with someone on the front lines of the immigration situati…
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This episode was recorded in Washington, D.C. at the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference. Kenneth Wilson is joined by Commissioner Denise Winfrey and Commissioner John O'Grady to discuss the vital yet often understated role of county governments. Commissioner Winfrey, representing Will County, Illinois, and the immediate past pr…
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In this powerful episode of "Talk Of The County," host Kenneth Wilson leads an insightful conversation on Black history and the evolution of the civil rights movement with eminent guests Dr. Hasan Jeffries and Kevin Boyce. The discussion probes into the educational disparities, media influences, and social justice activism in the context of Black h…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Shantelle Malcolm-Lym welcome guest Cathy Muse from the National Association of Counties Edge program. She talks through the various cost-saving tools available to all Maryland counties through NACo's partnerships that can help develop attractive employee benefits, manage pu…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss formula funding -- which aims to provide predictable and stable funding. But what happens when your funding formula… fails -- or at least delivers far less than expected? This episode covers funding formulas for two programs important to county governm…
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Exploring COSI with Dr. Frederic Bertley 1 3 In this episode of "Talk Of The County," you're in for some inspiring and fun conversations as host Kenneth Wilson and guest Dr. Frederic Bertley dive into the world of science, education, and community engagement. Dr. Bertley passionately stresses the importance of funding science education initiatives,…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson talks with Ben Yelin of the Center for Health and Homeland Security about the rapid growth of artificial intelligence technology. They discuss these capabilities' exciting opportunities and potential downsides – and their connections to public services and privacy. Public policy…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Frederick County Executive Jessica Fitzwater joins Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson to discuss fast-growing Frederick - both as a challenge and an opportunity. Attracting major technology companies presents unique challenges, but the upside is good jobs and local leverage into a vast commerci…
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Talk Of The County 1 1 Cultivating Community Through Art: A Conversation with Columbus's Cultural Leaders The latest episode of Talk of the County opens with County Administrator Kenneth Wilson hosting a discussion with two distinguished guests: Brooke Minto, CEO of the Columbus Museum of Art, and Tom Katzenmeyer, CEO of the Greater Columbus Arts C…
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Talk Of The County 1 2 Interview with Stacy Rogers, President-Elect of NFBPA We welcome Stacy Rogers, the Chief Administrative Officer for Baltimore County, Maryland, and President-Elect of the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA). Host Kenneth Wilson engages Stacy in a comprehensive discussion covering a wide range of topics, from…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson walk through the recently introduced 2025 fiscal plan, starting the weeks-long deliberation on the State budget and the trimmings to balance it. They discuss the long-term cuts to transportation, offset by a temporary reprieve for this year, and the "re-basing…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Brianna January talk through the 2024 legislative session opening, the crazy Maryland weather sideshow, and what to expect heading into “year two” of the four-year cycle. They discuss several issues for the session ahead – like tackling child care and pre-kindergarten educat…
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Tommy Calvert is a Bexar County Texas Commissioner. And he doesn’t just stand out because he’s tall. He stands out because he gets things done. Not just in his home of San Antonio, Texas, but as you will hear around the world. GoodGovernmentShow.com Bexar.org Thanks to our sponsors: National Association of Counties (NACo) Kutztown University Ourco …
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First a racist shooting left 10 dead. Then a once a century blizzard left 31 dead. Through it all Erie County New York executive Mark Polencarz managed the county through two tragic crises. Hear how he did it. GoodGovernmentShow.com SonomaCounty.CA.gov Thanks to our sponsors: National Association of Counties (NACo) Kutztown University Ourco Executi…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Queen Anne's County Administrator Todd Mohn joins Michael Sanderson to discuss transportation financing and reflect on the proposed cutbacks to state projects and grant funding. Mr. Mohn is a member of the State's blue-ribbon Transportation Commission, reflecting his extensive experience as a cou…
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Welcome back to another episode of the 360 Justice podcast, hosted by Joe McKenna. Today, we are joined by Roger Lichtman, Justice Lead, Americas at AECOM. In this episode, Joe and Roger dive deep into Roger's extensive experience in the criminal justice industry. With over 40 years as an architect in this field, Roger shares his insights on the ev…
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When you talk to a county supervisor from Sonoma County, California, you have to start the conversation with wine, and we do. We also talk about wildfires and fire resiliency. Join the conversation. GoodGovernmentShow.com SonomaCounty.CA.gov Thanks to our sponsors: National Association of Counties (NACo) Kutztown University Ourco Executive Producer…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally discuss the latest news and notes from Annapolis. As temperatures drop, things are heating up before the 2024 legislative session. Topics include education spending transparency, career and volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention, energy issues, housin…
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Former President Jimmy Carter with his wife, Rosalynn created a program in Atlanta to help area underserved communities. Before he was DeKalb County Commissioner, Larry Johnson had the former First Lady as his advisor in the program. She continues to inspire him today, just listen. GoodGovernmentShow.com CoutyofBerks.com Thanks to our sponsors: Nat…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Andrew Griffin, vice president of government affairs at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, joins Kevin Kinnally to discuss the intersection of business and government and discuss major issues on tap for the 2024 legislative session. Topics include tax policy, transportation, housing, regulations, …
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Brianna January and Dominic Butchko join Kevin Kinnally to walk through MACo's Legislative Initiatives for the 2024 Maryland General Assembly Session. In the 2024 General Assembly Session, MACo will prioritize fiscal transparency, modernizing local revenue structures, new incentives to bolster fi…
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Trains, planes and criminals, that’s what the conversation with Berks County PA Commissioner Christian Leinbach is about. Christian Leinbach is working on reviving a railroad line to connect his county to Philadelphia. He is also working on the local airport and trying to bring in service to his city. And we check in on a program that successfully …
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson welcomes Kevin Leonard from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. They discuss state politics, tricky budgeting, and the NC investments into broadband and water infrastructure. The Conduit Street Podcast is available on major platforms like Spotify, Apple, Goog…
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In this episode of the 360 Justice Podcast, Steve Carter sits down with Anadora Moss, the founder of the Moss Group, a criminal justice consulting firm. Ms. Moss has been at the forefront of implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and has been instrumental in developing culture change initiatives in the criminal justice system. In this …
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson break down the driving factors behind Maryland's current fiscal picture, economic trends, and what it could mean for the next legislative session and beyond. As previously reported on Conduit Street, the Board of Revenue Estimates adopted a revised estimate fo…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Calvert County Health Officer Dr. Larry Polsky joins Sarah Sample to discuss what local health departments are doing to prevent COVID-19 and other flu and flu-like infections this year. The 2023-2024 fall and winter seasons will be the first since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that the c…
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Matt Meyer is the county executive for New Castle County, Delaware. He has four words for delivering good government to his citizens, Honesty, transparency, efficiency and inclusivity. Listen to how he explains that. GoodGovernmentShow.com Thanks to our sponsors: National Association of Counties (NACo) Kutztown University Ourco Executive Producers:…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Walter Olson joins Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson to reflect on the role of state and local governments in keeping residents safe during emergencies -- particularly when it comes to ensuring residents can cast a ballot during a public health crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. Olson provides…
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Charlie Dent left Congress because he was critical of the direction both his Republican Party and Congress was taking. Listen as he explains how Congress works and the direction it’s taking. And hear how he is actually helping to improve government from the outside. GoodGovernmentShow.com Thanks to our sponsors: National Association of Counties (NA…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Sarah Sample and Michael Sanderson discuss the pros and cons of the "user pays" principle -- which aims to promote fairness and economic efficiency by having those who benefit from particular government goods and services pay for them. The Conduit Street Podcast is available on major platforms li…
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Some in politics have called for the elimination of the Department of Commerce. As Craig Buerstatte, the deputy assistant secretary for regional affairs for the The Economic Development Administration explains, that would be a mistake. His group has one mission, to support communities, cities, towns, rural areas and their efforts to improve their b…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Moyah Panda and Ethan Hunt join Sarah Sample to discuss the role of police accountability boards and administrative charging committees in working with county governments and law enforcement agencies to improve policing and police accountability across Maryland. In keeping with the legislative ma…
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Kevin Shutty is setting off a bit of a national seafood fight. He claims his Puget Sound shellfish are the best in the nation. Take that Maryland and New England. As a Mason County Commissioner on Puget Sound in Washington, clean water and the sea are vital to his county. Listen to the work he does to keep the fish healthy. GoodGovernmentShow.com T…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Dominic Butchko discuss transportation funding and the significance of the Maryland Commission on Transportation Revenue and Infrastructure Needs, which is charged with recommending improvements to existing transportation revenues, investment decisions, and more. For decades…
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Going back to hear about West Virginia always makes for a good conversation. With some good planning and luck, tourism might be a boon for Greenbriar County and the state. Join me and my conversation with County Commission President Tammy Tincher. GoodGovernmentShow.com Thanks to our sponsors: National Association of Counties (NACo) Kutztown Univer…
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On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally welcomes Ben Yelin to discuss cybersecurity issues, explore the opportunities and challenges related to rapidly evolving artificial intelligence (AI) technology, and more! Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to transform the world and how we live, work, and communicate. For coun…
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Listen to how Tacoma Washington Mayor Victoria Woodards is working to attack the city’s two biggest problems, homelessness and rising crime. But this is a dynamic mayor and working to make her city better. GoodGovernmentShow.com Thanks to our sponsors: National Association of Counties (NACo) Kutztown University Ourco Executive Producers: David Mart…
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As Maui, Hawaii slowly begins its recovery efforts, we wanted to go back and listen to our conversation with Hawaii County Councilwoman Ashley Kierkawicz and hear how she responded to a volcanic eruption on her island, different disaster, but another Hawaiian crisis requiring good government. How to Help Maui: Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Unite…
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Clarence Anthony is the director and CEO of the National League of Cities and he stopped in for a conversation on how his organization helps cities improve across the nation. He calls government a “solutions provider,” hear how he explains that on this episode. GoodGovernmentShow.com Thanks to our sponsors: National Association of Counties (NACo) K…
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