American Breakthrough is a podcast by the United States Conference of Mayors hosted by Conference President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. Each episode dives into the issues that America's mayors are focusing on.
Reimagining Public Safety and Ending Gun Violence
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Kansas City Mayor, MO Quinton Lucas join this episode to discuss police reform, building capacity for peaceful protests, addressing gun violence, and how to ensure a whole-of-city government approach to improving public safety.
America's Cities Leading on Climate
For years, mayors across the United States have been implementing climate action plans in their cities. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, the Chair of the Conference’s Alliance for a Sustainable Future, joins this discussion on how her city is advancing climate change goals.
The Latest with COVID-19 and the Vaccine Rollout
As more and more Americans are receiving the COVID-19 vaccines and supply is ramping up to match demand, Conference President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer talks with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Richmond, VA Mayor Levar Stoney about the status of the vaccine rollout in their respective cities.
President Biden's American Rescue Plan
President Biden’s American Rescue Plan is working its way through Congress and the plan includes $350 billion in direct state and local financial assistance, which is badly needed by cities whose budgets have been strained by the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan also includes a critical extension of unemployment insurance, relief for student loans, and support for vaccine distribution. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams join the podcast to discuss the plan and how it will help America's cities.
Revisiting the 89th Winter Meeting
The United States Conference of Mayors just wrapped their all-virtual 89th Winter Meeting and in this episode, Conference President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer revisits some of the biggest moments of the meeting.
The State of COVID-19 in America's Cities
With the cases at an all-time high in the United States, Mayor Greg Fischer is joined by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and El Paso Mayor Dee Margo where they discuss the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, what vaccine distribution might look like, and how Americans can keep themselves safe during the holiday season.