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Shawn Williams and Ryan Trimble deconstruct politics, government, sports, entertainment current events, all things Dallas and all things Texas. An Allyn Media production.

Deconstructing Dallas has garnered multiple awards. The podcast was internationally recognized with a 2021 Hermes Creative Award and a 2021 Communicator Award, and was part of Allyn Media's work that helped the firm win D CEO's Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2021 for Equity Leadership, out of fellow finalists the Boston Consulting Group, Cardinal Health Sonexus Access and Patient Support, Texas Instrument and Dallas Mavericks.

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Shawn Williams and Ryan Trimble deconstruct politics, government, sports, entertainment current events, all things Dallas and all things Texas. An Allyn Media production.

Deconstructing Dallas has garnered multiple awards. The podcast was internationally recognized with a 2021 Hermes Creative Award and a 2021 Communicator Award, and was part of Allyn Media's work that helped the firm win D CEO's Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2021 for Equity Leadership, out of fellow finalists the Boston Consulting Group, Cardinal Health Sonexus Access and Patient Support, Texas Instrument and Dallas Mavericks.

    A Classical Conversation with Cody Cosmic

    A Classical Conversation with Cody Cosmic

    This week Shawn and Ryan speak with Cody Cosmic, Executive Director of Friends of WRR. Cody chats about the iconic, 100 year old cultural asset: a radio station that belongs to the City of Dallas. Cody expands on how the Friends of WRR work to ensure the station is available for generations to come.

    The Friends of WRR is a passionate and thriving community of classical music lovers.
    For over 40 years, Friends of WRR has collaborated with WRR 101.1 and the Dallas Office of Arts and Culture to ensure that WRR remains a city-owned and independent arts asset and that classical music is a continuous part of the North Texas community.

    • 34 min
    Adam Bazaldua: The Culinary Councilman Chopping It Up

    Adam Bazaldua: The Culinary Councilman Chopping It Up

    Councilman Adam Bazaldua, Chair of Dallas' Quality of Life, Arts and Culture Committee is the guest on this episode. Chairman Bazaldua talks to Ryan and Shawn about his days as a chef and educator, as well as reflections on his first council term. Chairman Bazaldua also looks forward to some of his 2022 priorities.

    • 45 min
    Improving Mobility: DART CEO Nadine Lee Talks Transit

    Improving Mobility: DART CEO Nadine Lee Talks Transit

    The Deconstructing Dallas crew speaks with Nadine Lee this episode, President & Chief Executive Officer of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Before coming to DART, Nadine was the Chief of Staff for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). She also led the development and implementation of the Flatiron Flyer Bus Rapid Transit for Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD).

    Nadine talks to Ryan and Shawn about . Ryan and Shawn also talk turkey and discuss how they plan to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    www.dart.org

    • 43 min
    On the Bus with Curt Hazelbaker and The Y

    On the Bus with Curt Hazelbaker and The Y

    This week, Deconstructing Dallas hosts Shawn Williams and Ryan Trimble were joined by YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas President/CEO Curt Hazelbaker. Curt, who has been the CEO since 2017, actually began his YMCA career 40 years ago as a day camp counselor. Moving up through the ranks of the organization Curt has a keen understanding of the inner workings of the YMCA and why their services are more important now than ever due to the pandemic. From camp counselor to CEO, Curt discusses the dexterity necessary to stay relevant and the future plans of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.

    Visit: https://www.ymcadallas.org/

    Shawn and Ryan also discuss a big win for Allyn Media client Village MD:

    Dallas backs Walgreens’ clinic partner Village Medical for state tax break

    https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2021/11/10/dallas-backs-walgreens-clinic-partner-village-medical-for-state-tax-break/

    • 36 min
    Cowboys, Corn Dogs and Crime with Chief Eddie Garcia

    Cowboys, Corn Dogs and Crime with Chief Eddie Garcia

    Chief Eddie Garcia stopped by to talk to Allyn Media’s Shawn Williams & Ryan Trimble about what led him to Dallas and what he plans to do now that he’s here. Chief Garcia is Dallas’ first Latino Chief of Police in the department's 140 year history. A Puerto Rican immigrant, Chief Garcia has spent 30 years in law enforcement.

    From SWAT to VICE and a bit of everything in between, Chief Garcia brings a wealth of experience and explains not only how Dallasites have received him but also what his focus areas are for the city's crime rate. Deeply connected to his Puerto Rican roots, Chief Garcia opens up about how his experiences as an immigrant shaped his idea of what community policing should look like.

    “Being the head of the community services division was one of the first times I realized that being a police officer was more than just the handcuffs I had on my belt.” - Chief Eddie Garcia

    • 45 min
    Master of Disruption and Basketball: Dr. Eric A. Johnson

    Master of Disruption and Basketball: Dr. Eric A. Johnson

    Dr. Eric A. Johnson, Chief of Economic Development, Housing and Neighborhood Services for the City of Dallas, joins Shawn and Ryan on Deconstructing Dallas.

    Tune in to hear about Johnson's transition to Dallas (moving here just one week before the COVID-19 shutdown) and why he considers himself a creative disrupter with a competitive spirit. Johnson discusses how Dallas differentiates itself from its neighbors (the good, the bad and what makes us unique) and what the recent census report is telling us. He also speaks on the Southern Dallas tax base and what the recently passed Economic Development Policy means for Dallas.

    Visit: http://www.dallasecodev.org/

    Email Dr. Johnson: eric.anthony.johnson@dallascityhall.com

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Des3590 ,

Great Dallas podcast

I love hearing from Shawn and Ryan - they choose great guests on the podcast and keep me up to date on things happening in Dallas.

dbenbailey ,

Dallas Politics!

I'm always looking for a good Dallas Politics podcast and this is it

ZGarza0918 ,

Easy-going and informative!

Listening to Ryan and Shawn talk is a great start to my day. Getting to learn more about the individuals they have on their show and how they’ve helped shape our city, is what makes tuning into their podcast a highlight of my week. That and their sense of humor.

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