63 episodes

City Life is a monthly show/podcast where Beverly B. Thompson sits down with guests to talk about making Durham, North Carolina, a great place to live, work, and play.

CityLife City of Durham NC

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City Life is a monthly show/podcast where Beverly B. Thompson sits down with guests to talk about making Durham, North Carolina, a great place to live, work, and play.

    Durham’s New Social District (Feb 2023)

    Durham’s New Social District (Feb 2023)

    A bustling downtown full of people enjoying themselves, shopping at local businesses, and doing their part to support the local economy in an extremely fun way. In our new #CityLife, Host Beverly B. Thompson talks with President and CEO Nicole Thompson with @DowntownDurham and Sean Umstead with @kingfisherdurm about how downtown’s new social district is well on its way to achieving that vision.

    About CityLife
    CityLife, a talk show that features information on current City issues and upcoming events, airs daily on Durham Television Network (Spectrum ch. 8, Frontier ch. 70 and AT&T U-verse ch. 99) and on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV on the free Boxcast app. For more information about the City of Durham, call (919) 560-4123, like on Facebook, and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Nextdoor. City Life is now an audio podcast! Find it on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.

    • 20 min
    Sustainability in City Operations (January 2023)

    Sustainability in City Operations (January 2023)

    Sustainability in City Operations
    Environmental stewardship isn’t just an important concept for us here at the City of Durham, it is a guiding principle for much of what we do as we plan and build our physical and environmental assets. In this CityLife episode, host Beverly Thompson talks with Summer Alston and Amy Armbruster about the City of Durham’s sustainability efforts as Durham does its part to protect and save our environment.

    • 28 min
    Bridging Communication Barriers (December 2022)

    Bridging Communication Barriers (December 2022)

    Bridging Communication Barriers
    Doing everything that we can to bridge communication barriers is an important goal here at the City of Durham. In this CityLife episode, host Beverly Thompson talks with our Language Access Plan Coordinator Mishel Gómez Céspedes and President and CEO of El Centro Hispano Pilar Rocha-Goldberg about how we’re working to achieve this goal and why it’s so important.

    • 19 min
    Inside the Durham Emergency Communications Center (October 2022)

    Inside the Durham Emergency Communications Center (October 2022)

    The work of Durham’s Emergency Communications Center, better known as 9-1-1, is critical. How quickly a call is answered, the information they provide, as well as the information the caller provides, can mean the difference between life and death. In this CityLife episode, host Beverly Thompson talks with Randy Beeman, Emergency Communications Center Director, and Assistant Director Tangela Walker, to talk about the work of the center and what its staff is doing every day to ensure that Durham is a safe and secure community.


    About CityLife
    CityLife, a talk show that features information on current City issues and upcoming events, airs daily on Durham Television Network (Spectrum ch. 8, Frontier ch. 70 and AT&T U-verse ch. 99) and on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV on the free Boxcast app. For more information about the City of Durham, call (919) 560-4123, like on Facebook, and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Nextdoor. City Life is now an audio podcast! Find it on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.

    • 30 min
    Inside the Work of the Community Safety Department (August 2022)

    Inside the Work of the Community Safety Department (August 2022)

    The City of Durham is now offering new responses to serious, possibly life-threatening mental health problems in ways that may not involve law enforcement. In our new City Life episode, Host Beverly B. Thompson talks with Director Ryan Smith and Clinical Manager Abena Bediako with our Community Safety Department about efforts to make sure our residents are getting the right help they need, when they need it.

    About CityLife
    CityLife, a talk show that features information on current City issues and upcoming events, airs daily on Durham Television Network (Spectrum ch. 8, Frontier ch. 70 and AT&T U-verse ch. 99) and on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV on the free Boxcast app. For more information about the City of Durham, call (919) 560-4123, like on Facebook, and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Nextdoor. City Life is now an audio podcast! Find it on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.

    • 27 min
    Supporting Justice Involved Residence In Durham (July 2022)

    Supporting Justice Involved Residence In Durham (July 2022)

    For those who have been involved with the justice system and are now working to get their life back on track, getting a job and finding decent housing can be a challenge. In this CityLife episode, host Beverly Thompson talks with Courtney McCollum, Justice Involved Initiatives Manager for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and Syretta Hill, Executive Director of StepUp Durham about how we, as a city, are committed to providing opportunities for a second chance.

    About CityLife
    CityLife, a talk show that features information on current City issues and upcoming events, airs daily on Durham Television Network (Spectrum ch. 8, Frontier ch. 70 and AT&T U-verse ch. 99) and on Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV on the free Boxcast app. For more information about the City of Durham, call (919) 560-4123, like on Facebook, and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Nextdoor. City Life is now an audio podcast! Find it on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.

    • 18 min

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