Best local government podcasts we could find (Updated September 2017)
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GovLove - A Podcast About Local Government
 
GovLove is a podcast about the people, policies and profession of local government. From Mayors and City Managers to interns and everyone in between, we interview the people making a difference in their communities to learn about the great work being done at the local level. Weekly episodes rotate between three hosts, Kirsten Wyatt, Kent Wyatt and Ben Kittelson and monthly international episodes are hosted by John Allore.
 
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We Love Local Government Podcast
 
A fortnightly podcast looking at the wide and wonderful world of local government in the UK
 
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Illinois Local Government Law Podcast
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Illinois Local Government Law Podcast. An insightful discussion on topics concerning Illinois's municipalities, counties, and townships.
 
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Local Government Leaders Podcast - Public Intelligence/MJ
 
Director, Public Intelligence
 
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National Alliance on Mental Illness of Johnson County
 
Audio podcast of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Johnson County events from the City of Iowa City's Community Television Service.
 
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Good Schools For All by Voice of San Diego
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Good Schools for All is a podcast about education. Hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn from the Education Synergy Alliance cut through the jargon and debate to get to the news and ideas that matter. Good schools are at the heart of our democracy and economy. We are about good schools for all kids.
 
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The 23 Percent
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Women make up only 23 percent of roles in state and local government—and we’re talking to them. Join Governing Magazine's Mattie Quinn for candid conversations with the women shaping policy all over the county.
 
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Los Feliz: The Podcast
Weekly
 
Hi neighbor! Borrow a cup of audio sugar and tune in as hosts Morgan Murphy and Robin Shorr chat with local businesses, politicians, shop owners and dedicated residents of the close-knit Los Feliz.
 
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PSCouncil's podcast
Monthly+
 
PSConverse is a weekly program brought to you by Port Stephens Council in partnership with 100.9 Port StephensFM.
 
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Bob Romanik "The Grim Reaper Of Radio"
 
Bob Romanik "The Grim Reaper Of Radio" delivers his not so politically correct insight on controversial issues
 
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26 Square Miles - An Arlington Podcast
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ARLnow.com presents interviews with local newsmakers in Arlington, Virginia.
 
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In the closet Objectivists
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A discussion featuring Objectivists from the peoples republic of Minnesota.
 
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Iowa City City Council Meetings
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Audio podcast of the Iowa City Council meetings from the City's Cable TV Division.
 
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Sustainable Communities Podcast
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The Institute for Sustainable Communities works with government, nonprofit and private sectors throughout the world to make communities more sustainable and to find climate solutions.
 
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Discover #HamOnt Podcast With Brian Hogg
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A podcast dedicated to exploring the businesses and groups that make up Hamilton Ontario Canada, and why they love the city. If you live or work in Hamilton, thinking about moving to Hamilton, or wondering why you should visit, this podcast is for you. Each episode interviews one or more people who help make Hamilton great, asking them about what they do, their journey that led them to city, and why they love it. Episodes are recorded in person in the city, for a more natural conversation. A ...
 
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Mondays With the Mayor
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Ruston Mayor, Ronny Walker provides a weekly glimpse into the workings of City government and what's next for Ruston, Louisiana!
 
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Johnson County Taskforce on Aging
 
Audio podcast of the Johnson County Task Force on Aging events from the City of Iowa City's Community Television Service.
 
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Cognitive Dissonance
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Cognitive Dissonance is hosted by Meg Lanker and airs from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Friday night on the community radio station 93.5 KOCA in Laramie. It rocks. Cognitive Dissonance features the occasional rant from the Angry Malcontent, D-bag o' the week, the best indie music, deep cuts from awesome musicians, fabulous local music and Meg's own sparkling wit. It's the best drinkin' buddy ever!
 
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Lee's Summit Town Hall
Weekly
 
Lee's Summit Town Hall is a weekly podcast conversation highlighting local issues and people in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Each week, hosts Jason Norbury and Nick Parker discuss pertinent issues and topics concerning local residents and introduce listeners to some of the people who help make Lee’s Summit a vibrant and growing community.
 
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KPFA - Economic Update
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Economics Professor Richard D. Wolff and guests discuss the current state of the economy, locally and globally. The program explores alternative ways to organize, markets, and government policies.
 
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Demand Justice in Quartzsite AZ
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Demand Justice in Quartzsite AZ is a twice weekly radio show discussing local politics and the news of the day in Quartzsite AZ and La Paz county
 
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Pittsburgh Local News with Sam Leonard
 
Pittsburgh Local News with Sam Leonard is a weekly podcast that reports, analyzes, and makes fun of the important or compelling news that breaks each week in and around Pittsburgh. At a time when following international news feels futile, this show catches you up on news that affects you and news that you can affect.
 
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Tyler Technologies Podcast
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Tyler Technologies is the largest company in the United States exclusively focused on providing integrated software and technology services to public sector agencies. This podcast features industry leaders discussing the use of technology in local governments.
 
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SeeClickFix Radio
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A radio show about the top issues reported on SeeClickFix in cities across the country.
 
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TulipCast from 87.9FM Tulip Radio
 
You can now listen to Tulip Radio all year round and on the move by keeping up to date with our podcasts. We will be regularly talking to local businesses, events, celebrities, organisers and local people to keep South Holland in touch even when we aren't on the air.
 
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Radio Free Palmer
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Big Cabbage Radio
 
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Vegas TMI Podcast
Monthly
 
The official city of Las Vegas podcast.
 
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RTÉ - The Late Debate
Weekly
 
A series with a focus on Dáil Éireann, Seanad Éireann and committees of the Oireachtas. The series will also take a weekly look at Local Government activity in County and City Councils and the work of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
 
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Politics and Spice Podcast
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Connecting South Asian Youth With State and Local Government
 
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Cook Memorial Public Library Podcast
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Get to know your library. Featuring book recommendations, discussions, interviews, local history stories, and a whole lot more.
 
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SVCF Philanthropy Now Podcast
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Listen to SVCF Philanthropy Now podcast episodes free, on demand. As the largest community foundation in the world, SVCF engages donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. With our podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. Tune in, subscribe, and fo ...
 
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Utah Weekly Forum with Rebecca Cressman
 
Utah Weekly Forum is a Public Affairs Program hosted each week by National and Local Award Winning Personality Rebecca Cressman. UWF is a program dedicated to raising awareness for non-profit organizations, local charities, humanitarian groups, special events and anybody willing to improve lives and communities across the world. Download and Podcast Utah Weekly Forum from FM 100.3
 
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San Diego Decides by Voice of San Diego
Monthly
 
San Diego Decides is Voice of San Diego’s elections podcast. Hosts Sara Libby and Ry Rivard break down individual races and ballot measures San Diegans will weigh in on this year, as well bigger issues like the mechanics of voting, state-level drama and more.
 
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Pint & Click Podcast
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A roundtable review and discussion of recommended media from the Des Plaines Public Library.
 
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AARP of Johnson County
Rare
 
Audio podcast of the meetings of AARP of Johnson County recorded by the City of Iowa City's Community Television Service.
 
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JuliaAJA
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An audio version of written materials intended for police promotional testing centers.
 
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State and Local Policy Project
 
A Podcast from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
 
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Clay Township Trustee
Monthly
 
This is the official podcast for the Clay Township Trustee located in Carmel, Indiana. This video podcast channel features useful information that pertains to the crucial role township trustee's play in our modern grass-roots society.
 
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I'm a Public Health Professional Get Me Out Of Here!
 
The thoughts of an Environmental Health Practitioner passionate about improving Public Health but caught up in an ever changing world of bureaucracy and budget cuts.
 
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Westchester Talk Radio
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Podcast Radio Station "on wheels".
 
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Grants Intelligence - Sponsored by Cisco
 
Grants Office consultants provide brief sessions on a number of high profile grant programs across the federal funding landscape, as well as occasional special reports on funding appropriations and forecasts of grant opportunities.
 
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Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival
 
Dún Laoghaire, South Dublin, Ireland has a remarkable literary heritage which includes James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, as well as a host of historical and contemporary authors. In recognition of this, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council held the inaugural Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival in September 2009.
 
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St. Mary's Podcasts (iPod)
Daily+
 
Welcome to podcasts from St. Mary's Church, West Bank in Widnes. Ranging from news and events to our latest projects. Enjoy!
 
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Dude Solutions Podcast
Monthly
 
Dude Solutions (parent company of the SchoolDude, FacilityDude and TheWorxHub brands), is proud to bring you the "Operate Intelligently" podcast. Our host Bob "Papa Dude" Bittner takes a behind the scenes look at the wild world of facility operations management.
 
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Education for Democracy Podcast
 
The Education for Democracy Podcast is a monthly audio series devoted to promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles. The podcast tells the stories of students and teachers throughout the world engaged in making their communities better places; learning about government, law, and democracy; and participating in the public policymaking process. The Education for Democracy Podcast is produced by the Center for Civic Education and focuses on the Center' ...
 
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Councilman Greg
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Initial Podcast
 
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CapeCast Audio 20
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CapeCast Audio 20 is a 20-minute podcast from the City of Cape Coral, Florida government. Topics will cover a variety of subjects and guests will range from elected officials to City staff.
 
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NACo Podcasts
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NACo Podcasts offer a new way to learn about all things counties. The podcasts tell the stories of innovative local governments, cover new best practices, and provide updates on the issues critical to counties.
 
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Focal Point
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Focal Point with Rish Basu and Kobe Roseman is Focus Magazine and the ReMarker Newspaper's newest venture into broadcast journalism. Whether it's journalism, culture or life, Focal Point touches base with it all.
 
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Missouri District 121 Capitol Report Podcast
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Hosted by Missouri District 121 Representative Keith Frederick. This report is produced weekly to keep you informed of the happenings in Jefferson City, MO when the legislature is in session.
 
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MysteriYES
 
Today we’re going to take a trip up north to visit our Canadian neighbors, but then we’re going to hang a tight left and travel back west back to land of the free, and the home of the brave. That’s right, Willy, we are going to visit the vast, untamed state of Alaska, so put on your parka and your ski pants and an extra pair of socks. You didn’ ...…
 
The world needs hope. Which is why I’m glad WORLD Magazine has announced the winner of its Hope Awards!During the summer, I told you about the finalists for WORLD Magazine’s Hope Awards for Effective Compassion—Christian organizations that make a positive difference in their communities without receiving government funds. We now have a winner, ...…
 
JUDY WOODRUFF: We return now to the legacy of the Vietnam War and a story of one woman whose pilot father was shot down over neighboring Laos. She went on a mission to find the place he died and some measure of comfort. A new film lays out her odyssey along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Special correspondent Mike Cerre, a Vietnam veteran himself, repo ...…
 
You depend on them and, let’s be honest, sometimes you abuse them. This week we talk to Ollie Hunter, the enterprise architect for a leading e-commerce firm in Europe. Ollie will share life from an architect’s perspective, and help us understand how we, as project leaders, can develop better relationships with our architects, and enable them so ...…
 
Bill Press welcomes Natasha Geiling, Alex Seitz-Wald and Andrew Desiderio to discuss the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill, how local governments are fighting climate change, Sean Spicer's apology tour and Roy Moore's latest round of racist comments in Alabama - the full Tuesday edition of the Bill Press Show!…
 
A state of "financial calamity" was declared in Rio de Janeiro just before it hosted the August 2016 Olympic Games. Salaries for public servants went unpaid and funding was delayed for all sectors of local government while emergency funds were made available for the Games. More than a year later, the economic crisis has worsened and violence ha ...…
 
Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Levi Benkert. We are honored to share his cool story with you and hope you feel just as inspired as we did after the episode. Levi shares how the recession affected his successful real estate business and a time where he was hit with an unfortunate amount of setbacks including losses in the family and ...…
 
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GPSG Radio
 
The fifth episode of GPSG Radio features interviews with the IU Grad Grants Center, Shantel Franklin of the GPSG Diversity Council, and co-founder and CEO of Cardinal Spirits Adam Quirk. The program concludes with a song from local Bloomington pop-fusion quartet Double Standard. Connect with IU Bloomington's Graduate and Professional Student Go ...…
 
In this edition of DR Radio, Jay, Brian, and Hadley look at the issues with campus rape reporting policies, the brouhaha surrounding the Nashville Statement, and the controversial and quotable Sen. Feinstein. To listen in, you can use the player below or you can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Android. We have included the show notes belo ...…
 
You’d be hard pressed to find a greater friend to our oceans and all who inhabit them than Shawn Heinrichs. In this episode of MHP, this brilliant award-winning cinematographer and conflict zone journalist shares his insights from the front line of planet survival- from his mixed emotions scuba diving for the first time, to the moment when he w ...…
 
A topic as complex as drones in parks couldn’t be covered in just one episode, so we we’re launching a three-part series to tackle this topic by interviewing experts in the field with three different perspectives. Part 1. Policy, Drone Zones and Resources for Land Managers Part 2. Ways Park Managers Are Handling Drones Part 3. Opportunities and ...…
 
Nestlé’s direct-sales army in Brazil is part of a broader transformation of the food system that is delivering Western-style processed food and sugary drinks to the most isolated pockets of Latin America, Africa and Asia. As their growth slows in the wealthiest countries, multinational food companies like Nestlé, PepsiCo and General Mills have ...…
 
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Inside Daily Brief Newsletter
 
President Trump sparked a media storm on Sunday when he retweeted a doctored GIF showing him hitting a golf ball that strikes Hillary Clinton in the back of the head. The image stitches together footage of Trump playing golf with a recording of Clinton tripping while boarding a plane in 2011. "The reaction was predictable. Critics were outraged ...…
 
President Trump sparked a media storm on Sunday when he retweeted a doctored GIF showing him hitting a golf ball that strikes Hillary Clinton in the back of the head. The image stitches together footage of Trump playing golf with a recording of Clinton tripping while boarding a plane in 2011. "The reaction was predictable. Critics were outraged ...…
 
Levon Manzie--Mobile, AL council member--has a so-so catchphrase for District 2. But I give him a few more supercharged catchphrases to use at council meetings. He is a reverend, so naturally we discuss the role of prayer in meetings. Plus: whether it's okay to bend the rules and the reasons why council members make announcements. City Council ...…
 
If you would like to support the show and help keep us going strong, please become a subscriber on our Patreon page. Host Rania Khalek of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast spent a week with the Yezidi Popular Mobilization Forces in newly liberated south Sinjar in August. She learned many Yezidis join the PM to protect their families, defend ...…
 
If you would like to support the show and help keep us going strong, please become a subscriber on our Patreon page. Host Rania Khalek of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast spent a week with the Yezidi Popular Mobilization Forces in newly liberated south Sinjar in August. She learned many Yezidis join the PM to protect their families, defend ...…
 
It’s party time in Canada as the nation’s year-long birthday bash rolls on. The French may have staked their claim nearly five hundred years ago, but Canada as we know it, is only 150 years old. And it’s that celebration of the nation’s Confederation that has further fired up the travel boom to Canada. Kiwis are part of that global love affair ...…
 
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Perspectives (WFSU) on 88.9 WFSU-FM
 
It’s been a week since Hurricane Irma drew a direct bead on Florida. Even though Florida’s Capital City area escaped serious devastation, there were many downed trees and power lines, along with some shortages of food, bottled water and gasoline across the region. To talk about how local government and emergency responders dealt Irma are: Leon ...…
 
Wind energy costs less, has seen numerous technological improvements and has the potential to generate even more energy than before. This is all covered in a new report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. We’re joined by its lead author Ryan Wiser. The US under President Trump backed out of the Paris Climate Agreement a few months ago ...…
 
There are 46 million people in slavery around the world today. As Gary Haugen notes in Today’s Conversation, that’s more people in slavery today than at any other time in history. Still he’s hopeful — and has strategies — to see an end to human trafficking and slavery. In this podcast, NAE President Leith Anderson and Gary Haugen, founder and C ...…
 
Claudia Carvajal Lopez ’18 is a third-year law student at NYU School of Law. She is an AnBryce scholar and is on the Law Review, and she previously served as executive co-chair of the Latino Law Students Association (LaLSA) during the 2016-17 academic year. Carvajal Lopez was born in Sinaloa, Mexico, and moved to Oakland, California, when she w ...…
 
Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.comTHYSSENKRUPP’S ROLE IN ICONIC NEW CHINESE BRIDGEBy November, thyssenkrupp plans to have completed installation of 76 escalators and 26 moving walks at the iconic new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in China, the worl ...…
 
Communities in the Caribbean and southern US are scrambling to deal with the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Estimates suggest the storms caused hundreds of billions of dollars of damage - costs which will be borne by federal and local governments, aid agencies, insurance firms and the victims themselves. For more on what can be done t ...…
 
Parliament re-opened on Tuesday after the summer recess and the government is off to a rocky start as the Sweden Democrats called for a no-confidence vote against the prime minister over his handling of the IT scandal at the Swedish Transport Agency. Aurora 17 kicked off on Monday. It is a military drill that involves a mock attack on Sweden an ...…
 
PsiOp Radio 190 – 170913 Local MP3 Archive / AFRN MP3 Archive Outro music: Shredded Trauma by Soft and Furious Mack and SMiles reminisce about the September 11th Anniversary and the Post-911 parapolitical landscape. Austin Para Times editorial about September 11th 2001 911 circa 2002 by SMiles Lewis (Video) Austin-Para-Times editorial about Sep ...…
 
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Our Town with host Andy Ockershausen - Homegrown History
 
Cathy Merrill Williams on lessons learned from The Chocolate Chip Cookie Test ~". . . it is really important that we get things, like cookies, right. We better know a good cookie from a bad cookie, a good restaurant from a bad restaurant. Because if you don't trust us on cookies and restaurants, you're never gonna trust us on doctors and lawyer ...…
 
911 a day we all remember. I have guests that are doing good to make our community better. Caiden’s Hope Foundation assists parents with basic needs throughout the country when they have a baby in the neonatal unit of the hospital. Donate funds, gas cards, airfare (frequent flyer miles) lodging, and meals to assist the parents so they can be wi ...…
 
Still from the film "Human Flow," by director Ai Wei Wei.; Credit: Participant Media Michelle Lanz | The Frame Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has long been critical of the Chinese government and censorship there. In 2011, he was arrested, his passport taken and he was kept on house arrest. But even while he was confined to his home, Ai Weiwei was not ...…
 
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the political debate to come as more and more Democrats enthusiastically endorse full government control of our health care and point out Americans sour on the idea quickly when they learn even a little bit about what single-payer really means. They also kick back and wa ...…
 
If you want to be more engaged in your local government processes, September is shaping up to be a pretty good month. Jason and Nick take a few moments to talk about their upcoming live District 1 Town Hall meeting with Council members Rob Binney and Diane Forte, as well as Thursday's State of the City address from Mayor Randy Rhoads and a uniq ...…
 
The podcast is one year old! We relive some of the most entertaining interviews: Carrie Tergin (feat. International City Hall Selfie Day), Corey Branch, Michael Sun (feat. the "Shosholoza"), Alexander Gothard, and Rebecca Casper. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United States and Canada. Named a ...…
 
Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.comINDUSTRY LEADERS DISCUSS FACTORS DRIVING INDIA GROWTHRegulatory changes, population shifts and government investment in housing and infrastructure are among factors driving OEMs to expand capacity to keep up with d ...…
 
Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview. In Florida, the state’s politicians are beginning to assess the destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Irma, for both the short and long term. Florida has the most people in harm's way of climate change — more than six million Floridians are susceptible to rising sea levels, and ther ...…
 
Shortly after Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean, the islands were awash with tales of looting and claims of discrimination in the repatriation of islanders. In the dual nation island of Saint Martin, the storm has unearthed deep-rooted frustrations. This week’s Spotlight on Africa is a special report on the Caribbean, home to Africa’s fir ...…
 
Today we chat about the Cheapies with Prospect reports produced by the team at Hotspotting. Affordability is the market's key issue, placing increasing focus on the cheaper areas of our cities and regional areas. The areas we term the Cheapies with Prospects are those that provide affordable housing and strong economic drivers to underpin growt ...…
 
On this AEI Events Podcast, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Ohio Gov. John Kasich discuss their proposal to stabilize the individual insurance market and to make a series of other health reforms with Vox’s Sarah Kliff. The two governors stressed the importance of stabilizing the individual insurance market in the near term and maintaining a ...…
 
CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:42). Transcript of audio, notes on the audio, images, and additional information follow below. All Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 9-8-17. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of September 11, 2017. MUSIC and SOUND – ~1 ...…
 
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