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Governing Podcasts

Empowering Students to Ensure a Better Future

Kirsten Baesler's passion for education and students is undeniable. With creativity and determination, she is empowering students by ensuring their voices are heard.

In the Arena

Former Top County CIO Leads With Perseverance

When helping people is your core motivation, failure is not an option.

In the Arena

A Pioneer for Women in Politics: She Persists

During a time when it was rare for women to seek office, Jo Ann Davidson ran for city council in 1965. Even though she lost her first election, this was the start of a remarkable career in public service that eventually led her to the Ohio House of Representatives.

In the Arena

From College DJ to King County's Coalition Builder

Seattle born and raised, Dow Constantine serves over 2 million people as Executive of King County.

In the Arena

Plano's Jobs Mayor: Cars, Planes, and Throwing Boxes

Haitian born mayor Harry LaRosiliere is now serving his second term of a city of a quarter million people, which has attracted the likes of Toyota, FedEx, and Boeing.

In the Arena

From Wall Street to City Hall: The Woman Who Shocked Philadelphia Politics

Rebecca Rhynhart ousted a three-term incumbent to become the city’s first female controller.

In the Arena

The Future Is Here, and It's Not Scary

One conversation with Dr. Michael Crow might ease your fears.

In the Arena

The Comeback Queen of State Politics

Toi Hutchinson lost her first election. Then she thought bigger.

In the Arena

The Mayors Changing Local Government's Status Quo

They're bringing new perspectives and ideas.

In the Arena

Chris Castro Wants You to Rethink Government and the Environment

His approach to sustainability is bolder than most.

In the Arena

Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx Is Unapologetic

The first African-American woman to lead Cook County's State's Attorney's Office talks about how she's making it more transparent and where her confidence comes from.

Go Public

SXSW 2019: Hear Gov Tech Startup Founders Pitch the Mayors

For the fifth year, a group of mayors at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, played 'shark' as they judged a handful of civic-minded startups that sought to solve hard city problems.

Go Public

The Tech Companies Helping Government Meet Its Mission

The fourth annual GovTech 100 list will be released this week.

The 23%

A Cautionary Tale for the Newly Elected

By the end of her first term, Hawaii state Rep. Lauren Matsumoto was hospitalized for exhaustion from trying to "do it all."

The 23%

Year of the Woman? Not So Fast.

An expert on women in politics dissects the 2018 midterms.

The 23%

Pregnant, With Twins, on the Campaign Trail

Virginia state Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy reflects on her first year in office and how she got there.

Go Public

Can Free Money Make Up for Widescale Job Loss?

Faced with the prospect of up to a third of jobs being eliminated by automation in the next decade, governments are taking another look at Universal Basic Income.

The 23%

'This Was a Concerted Effort to, Dare I Say, Keep a Black Woman Down'

St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones reflects on her loss in the mayor's race and what she's been doing since.

Go Public

Homeless Donations Are Missing Something: Tampons

A nonprofit helped Athens, Ga., address this often-ignored need and wants to expand its services.

The 23%

'You Should Be at Home With Your Son'

Jackie Biskupski is the first openly gay elected official in Utah. But her sexual orientation isn't what her critics want to talk about.

 
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