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A podcast that captures real conversations happening within Bucks County's government. Each episode features topical, important discussions about the county, including key points of the Bucks County Commissioners’ meeting, and discussion of new projects, initiatives and upcoming events.
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A podcast that captures real conversations happening within Bucks County's government. Each episode features topical, important discussions about the county, including key points of the Bucks County Commissioners’ meeting, and discussion of new projects, initiatives and upcoming events.
Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok
Check us out online: BucksCounty.gov

    Ep. 20: Memorial Bridge Program: “Some place else to go visit”

    Ep. 20: Memorial Bridge Program: “Some place else to go visit”

    Some 50 years after the Vietnam War, the Bucks County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge Program is giving families a chance to honor their fallen heroes in a permanent and special way. Bucks County, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (PAVVMF), is working to dedicate county-owned bridges to the 136 county residents who died in the Vietnam War. In this episode, you’ll hear from Matt Allen, Director of Bucks County Veterans Affairs, Ed Preston...

    • 35 min
    Ep. 19: Bucks2040: “The planning doesn’t stop”

    Ep. 19: Bucks2040: “The planning doesn’t stop”

    Bucks County was the first county in Pennsylvania to enact a comprehensive plan in 1961. At that time they were planning for 1980, now they’re planning for 2040. In this episode, Evan Stone, Executive Director of the Bucks County Planning Commission and Mike Roedig, Director of Planning Services, break down what exactly a comprehensive plan is, specifically Bucks2040, and why it's needed. Margie McKevitt, the county’s Chief Operating Officer, talks about top priorities from the plan and how t...

    • 35 min
    Ep. 18: 2023 Wrap-Up: “Great to be with you again”

    Ep. 18: 2023 Wrap-Up: “Great to be with you again”

    In 2023, the Bucks County Government broke ground on three huge projects, expanded existing programs and kickstarted new initiatives. In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, Commissioners Bob Harvie, Diane Ellis-Marseglia and Gene DiGirolamo will tell us how the year went and what they are looking forward to in their second term in 2024.Follow us: Facebook, Twitter and InstagramCheck us out online: BucksCounty.gov

    • 23 min
    Ep. 17: Human Services Co-Responders: “We want to change the world”

    Ep. 17: Human Services Co-Responders: “We want to change the world”

    In Bucks County, Co-Responders assist officers in 18 police departments as of 2023. Co-responders are social service professionals who work collaboratively with police to divert people in need of social services away from the criminal justice system. The program aims to decrease the time law enforcement spends responding to situations involving social service needs to provide a more effective emergency response. Since the program launched in 2020, the co-responders have received more than 1,1...

    • 30 min
    Ep. 16: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer: “It’s not a moment, it’s a movement”

    Ep. 16: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer: “It’s not a moment, it’s a movement”

    Bucks County officials, police officers and community members have been painting murals with a specific purpose for the past couple of years. The purpose is L.O.V.E. Is The Answer, a movement started by A.J. Ali whose goal is to improve community-police relations. The movement began when A.J. was stopped “one too many times” by police and decided to make a movie, ‘WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer.’In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, you’ll hear from A.J. about his j...

    • 36 min
    Ep. 15: Repurposing a Historic Home: "Stories that need to be told"

    Ep. 15: Repurposing a Historic Home: "Stories that need to be told"

    The African American Museum of Bucks County (AAMBC) is bringing a new purpose to Boone Farm, a centuries-old property located in Langhorne, Bucks County. The soon-to-be permanent home of the AAMBC is intertwined in history, once a beacon to African Americans fleeing oppression during the Great Migration.In this episode of Bucks County Conversations, we catch up with President and Executive Director of the AAMBC Linda Salley to discuss her journey with the museum. And we also meet Patrici...

    • 24 min

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