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In the Arena

In the Arena

Teddy Roosevelt Inspired Him. Now This Governor Wants to Honor Him.

North Dakota's Doug Burgum is helping to build a presidential library in his state.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  August 8, 2018
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Town Halls? This Mayor Does Porch Tours

Dayton, Ohio's Nan Whaley talks to people about policy where they feel most comfortable.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  August 1, 2018
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The Man Showing the Country What Makes Cities Work

Steve Benjamin represents the interests of U.S. mayors. When it comes to his city, he's interested in the "three I's."

By Cathilea Robinett  |  July 25, 2018
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Embrace Your Limitations -- in Life and Public Policy

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.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  July 18, 2018
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First She Watched History on TV. Then She Made It.

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.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  July 11, 2018
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The Nation's First Compassionate City?

Mayor Greg Fischer's parents taught him to care for others. He's using their lessons to lead Kentucky's biggest city.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  June 27, 2018
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She Was a Model and WWE Ring Girl. Now She's a Highly Regarded State House Leader.

Themis Klarides is defying expectations and redefining leadership in the Connecticut legislature.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  June 20, 2018
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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.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  June 13, 2018
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A New Podcast for and About Public Leaders

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

By Cathilea Robinett  |  June 6, 2018
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