North Dakota's Doug Burgum is helping to build a presidential library in his state.
Dayton, Ohio's Nan Whaley talks to people about policy where they feel most comfortable.
MIT researchers are trying something new to see if they can explain -- if not repair -- the relationship between the public and the government.
Steve Benjamin represents the interests of U.S. mayors. When it comes to his city, he's interested in the "three I's."
That's the advice of Kristen Cox, who lost her sight in her 20s and became a client of public services. Now, her job is to oversee them.
Mayor Acquanetta Warren credits her father for her big dreams. "You've been to the moon," he used to say. There was some truth to that.
Ohio Rep. Emilia Sykes gets stopped by security trying to enter her place of work. She wants others to share their stories of prejudice.
Mayor Greg Fischer's parents taught him to care for others. He's using their lessons to lead Kentucky's biggest city.
At least she didn't used to. Now, she says, times have changed.
Themis Klarides is defying expectations and redefining leadership in the Connecticut legislature.
"It is America's cities that are here, ready to save Washington," says the Los Angeles mayor and potential 2020 candidate.
The most popular Roosevelt quote, explained, on the first episode of "In the Arena."
Going against the FBI's ransomware advice is one way state chief information officers are thinking for themselves.
"I have fantastic male colleagues who stood by me and defended me," says Colorado Rep. Faith Winter.
Data now informs almost everything the public sector does, and it also informs on us.
Gender equity advocates are excited about the prospect of a record number of women running for office. But Erin Vilardi, founder of VoteRunLead, says running isn't good enough.
Rosalynn Bliss says social work keeps her grounded as a politician. That, and meditation.
When government gets too much of a good thing, can open-source technology help?
Jackie Lacey says she didn't realize how tough she was until she ran for Los Angeles County District Attorney.