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Governing Podcasts
In the Arena

Why Eric Garcetti Thinks America Needs a Mayor in the White House

"It is America's cities that are here, ready to save Washington," says the Los Angeles mayor and potential 2020 candidate.

In the Arena

A New Podcast for and About Public Leaders

The most popular Roosevelt quote, explained, on the first episode of "In the Arena."

Go Public

Governments Don't Always Pay Hackers, But What If They Did?

Going against the FBI's ransomware advice is one way state chief information officers are thinking for themselves.

The 23%

Her Accusations Ended His Political Career. Here's What She Wants You to Know Now.

"I have fantastic male colleagues who stood by me and defended me," says Colorado Rep. Faith Winter.

Go Public

Data Is Improving Government Services, But at What Cost to Citizens' Privacy?

Data now informs almost everything the public sector does, and it also informs on us.

The 23%

How Women Can Win Their Races This Year

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.

The 23%

She's a Social Worker First, Mayor Second

Rosalynn Bliss says social work keeps her grounded as a politician. That, and meditation.

Go Public

Managing Citizen Engagement Overload

When government gets too much of a good thing, can open-source technology help?

The 23%

The Woman Leading Hollywood's Prosecution of Powerful Men

Jackie Lacey says she didn't realize how tough she was until she ran for Los Angeles County District Attorney.

Go Public

A Better Way Around the Cardboard Sign Problem

Albuquerque, N.M., embarked on a novel campaign to reduce panhandling. Has it worked?

Go Public

The Anatomy of a Gov Tech Pitch

The conversation changes when startup founders talk with mayors, not funders.

Go Public

SXSW Takeaways: 'The Immediate Future Is All About Cities'

Austin Mayor Steve Adler and several other city leaders discuss their experience at this year's South by Southwest conference.

Go Public

SXSW 2018: What Mayors Want

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Ind., and Mayor Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento spoke on a special SXSW preview episode of Governing's newest podcast, Go Public.

Go Public

Should Government Pay People to Make Good Decisions?

A health crisis in Alabama led officials to an unconventional solution: Hand out cash to change citizen behavior.

The 23%

Parkland's State Representative: Something Has to Happen

On the night of the mass shooting, Kristin Jacobs was in the room as parents received news about missing children. "If you were in that room," she says, "how could you let nothing happen?"

Go Public

2 Strategies, 1 Goal: Helping Cities Solve Problems

NYCx and Urban-X have similar names but different models for coming up with better ways to deliver government services.

The 23%

Other Lawmakers 'Would Say They Had Shoes Older Than Me'

Susana Mendoza was just 28 years old when she was first elected. Now she oversees how her former colleagues are spending their state's money.

The 23%

How a Local Alabama Official Works to Empower the Poor

“I grew up believing that’s what you do, that when a problem arises it’s your civic duty to step in and fashion a solution for your community."

The 23%

'When You Fire Up a Black Woman, She Doesn't Go to the Polls Alone'

Activist Glynda Carr discusses the growing political power of black women.

The 23%

Will 2018 Really Be a Big Year for Women in Politics? An Expert Weighs In.

Debbie Walsh says the wave of women elected this year is a sign of bigger things to come.