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The Philadelphia Citizen podcast offers spoken versions of articles, deeper dives into the political, social and cultural workings of our city, explainers on the issues of our day, interviews, conversations and solutions. Lots of solutions. All to help you become a better citizen of your city.

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The Philadelphia Citizen podcast offers spoken versions of articles, deeper dives into the political, social and cultural workings of our city, explainers on the issues of our day, interviews, conversations and solutions. Lots of solutions. All to help you become a better citizen of your city.

    The dynamically priced city

    The dynamically priced city

    Dynamic pricing — aka surge pricing, but also discounted pricing — works for Uber and Amtrak. Can it work for other larger Philly systems?

    • 5 min
    What Philly can learn from America's fastest-growing city

    What Philly can learn from America's fastest-growing city

    Fort Worth, Texas mayor Mattie Parker won her second term with a whopping 70 percent of the vote. On this episode of "How To Really Run A City," our hosts--former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and The Citizen's co-founder Larry Platt--talk with this superstar mayor about managing a city-wide boom while maintaining a small-town feel.
    Mayor Parker believes that what sets her apart is not actually needing this gig, which frees her up to pass commonsense policies. "If it costs me my job, great. I just want to live in Fort Worth and raise my family." It's an attitude and drive that has earned her overwhelming support from her city.
    What lessons can Philly learn? Listen and find out. And don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

    • 44 min
    Interview Special | Art is a verb that means change

    Interview Special | Art is a verb that means change

    Roxanne sits down with the Forman Arts Initiative's Adjoa Jones de Aleida to discuss her appointment as the FAI's first executive director. From de Aleida's unique trajectory as an educator to innovative programs that embed artists inside city agencies, Roxanne and de Aleida outline how local artists can develop their own voices while simultaneously serving the citizens of Philadelphia.

    • 19 min
    Ultimate Job Interview: AG edition | Keir Bradford-Grey

    Ultimate Job Interview: AG edition | Keir Bradford-Grey

    On this episode, 6abc's Matt O'Donnell introduces our fourth candidate for attorney general: former Philadelphia Chief Public Defender, Keir Bradford-Grey

    • 20 min
    Ultimate Job Interview: AG edition | Joe Khan

    Ultimate Job Interview: AG edition | Joe Khan

    On this episode, 6abc's Matt O'Donnell introduces our third candidate for attorney general: former Bucks County Solicitor, Joe Khan

    • 20 min
    Banned Book Club | Hunger

    Banned Book Club | Hunger

    "I've never read a book that so radically demands empathy and change," says MSNBC host and Citizen board member Ali Velshi. "Hunger" by Roxanne Gay is about body image and the trauma of being a rape survivor. Florida schools decided to ban it.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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