18 episodes

From the City Desk is a podcast from the City of Kingsport, Tennessee. Join hosts Chris McCartt, Kingsport's City Manager, and Hannah Purdy as they go behind the scenes of your local government. Whether you're a Kingsport citizen or just somebody who wants to know more about how a city operates, subscribe now so you never miss an episode!

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From the City Desk is a podcast from the City of Kingsport, Tennessee. Join hosts Chris McCartt, Kingsport's City Manager, and Hannah Purdy as they go behind the scenes of your local government. Whether you're a Kingsport citizen or just somebody who wants to know more about how a city operates, subscribe now so you never miss an episode!

    Explaining the 2020 Census

    Explaining the 2020 Census

    Adrienne Batara joins Hannah on the show to talk everything 2020 Census: what it is, why it's important, and how you can fill it out. An accurate population count ensures that Kingsport gets the federal funding it deserves. Visit...

    • 11 min
    BMA Recap: February

    BMA Recap: February

    Chris and Hannah break down what happened at February's Board of Mayor and Alderman meetings in Kingsport, including an update on the all-abilities baseball stadium Miracle Field and what's happening with the General Shale property downtown.Take the...

    • 24 min
    Van Dobbins, Jr. on the Legacy of Douglass School

    Van Dobbins, Jr. on the Legacy of Douglass School

    Douglass School closed in 1966, but its legacy lives on today—especially for Van Dobbins, Jr., whose father was the last principal of the school. Chris and Hannah talk to Van about what it was like to attend Douglass and how it felt to see...

    • 32 min
    BMA Recap: January

    BMA Recap: January

    From finances to libraries, here's what you need to know about current and upcoming city initiatives from City Manager Chris McCartt.

    • 23 min
    Kingsport City Schools

    Kingsport City Schools

    Chris talks to Andy True, the Assistant Superintendent for Administration, about the city's relationship to our school system and how KCS impacts our community.

    • 36 min
    BMA Recap: December

    BMA Recap: December

    Hear City Manager Chris McCartt review what passed, who got recognized, and more from December's Board of Mayor and Alderman meetings. Want to check out that project status map? Visit http://bit.ly/projects_map

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

Adrienne13* ,

Informative and an Easy Listen

Super easy breakdown of what’s going on with Kingsport. Easy to listen to and packed with interesting, good information!

Gail Colonial Heights ,

Great communication!

Great first episode! Really covered a lot!

hannah_ep_ ,

Super excited for this!

Great way to stay informed and learn about local government.

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