23 episodes

Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and Philadelphia Citizen co-founder Larry Platt talk about what it really takes to get sh*t done in cities on The Citizen’s newest podcast, How to Really Run a City, with a special guest joining each episode. New episodes monthly. How to Really Run a City is made possible thanks to the generous support of Comcast NBCUniversal and Diversified Search Group.

How to Really Run a City The Philadelphia Citizen

    • Government
    • 4.3 • 12 Ratings

Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and Philadelphia Citizen co-founder Larry Platt talk about what it really takes to get sh*t done in cities on The Citizen’s newest podcast, How to Really Run a City, with a special guest joining each episode. New episodes monthly. How to Really Run a City is made possible thanks to the generous support of Comcast NBCUniversal and Diversified Search Group.

    A Special Episode on Citizenship

    A Special Episode on Citizenship

    As hand wringing over the state of our democracy has become a national pastime, we here at How To Really Run A City decided to air a special edition of our podcast. We highlight moments from previous episodes which demonstrate that high-minded civic virtues like tolerance and pluralism and communitarianism don’t only belong to the past.
    From Mayor Libby Schaaf’s guide to public action – “Mayors belong to one party–the party of getting shit done,” to Mayor Nutter’s stirring recounting of the Athenian Oath, to Mayor Reed’s somber assessment of the importance of the upcoming election – “We all love to think about what we would have done if we’d been around with Martin or Lincoln. Well, this is it.”
    Join us for a few reminders that citizenship and good governance also lie in our present and future.
    Listen, subscribe, spread the word! And visit The Philadelphia Citizen to find more solutions to city problems.

    • 39 min
    The Bobby Womack School of Good Governance

    The Bobby Womack School of Good Governance

    In part two of our latest episode of How to Really Run a City podcast, former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed and former Philly mayor Michael Nutter hear more rhetorical gems from bestselling author and public intellectual Michael Eric Dyson ... who has some, uh, soulful theories about how to win elections and govern cities.
    Listen, subscribe, spread the word! And visit The Philadelphia Citizen to find more solutions to city problems.

    • 32 min
    How to Really ... Run Against Donald Trump

    How to Really ... Run Against Donald Trump

    What is behind the surprising levels of Black support for (now felon) Donald J. Trump? According to bestselling author, public intellectual and “hip hop” professor Michael Eric Dyson, it's the result of a slew of misconceptions, as well as folks not understanding how government actually works in our lives. "It's an indictment of our side," Dyson said. 
    On this episode, Dyson and our mayors have a few words of advice for President Biden on how to really beat Donald Trump. Check out the first of a special two-part series with the ever insightful, ever entertaining Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. 
    Listen, subscribe, spread the word! And visit The Philadelphia Citizen to find more solutions to city problems.
     

    • 25 min
    How To Really ... Manage Public Protest

    How To Really ... Manage Public Protest

    Balancing free speech rights with public safety and order requires a deft touch. On our latest episode of "How to Really Run a City," Mayors Nutter and Reed are joined by one of their protégés: Richmond, Virginia Mayor Levar Stoney.
    From protests to economic growth to Mayor Stoney's history-making removal of Confederate monuments, we dig into the successes and challenges Richmond has recently faced. 
    True leadership is a lonely venture, Nutter says. But Mayor Stoney is leading with joy, Reed reminds us, and that may be the secret sauce to really running a city.

    • 42 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, 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
    Show Me The Money! The Power of Investing in Black and Brown Entrepreneurs

    Show Me The Money! The Power of Investing in Black and Brown Entrepreneurs

    On this episode, former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and The Philadelphia Citizen co-founder Larry Platt bring on two esteemed guests for an in-depth conversation about one of the most important topics of our time: wealth inequality.
    After chatting about the recent State of the Union address, as well as the stakes for cities in the upcoming election, our hosts invite Della Clarke, CEO of Philadelphia’s Enterprise Center and JP Morgan Chase’s Michele Lawrence to discuss the power of investing in Black and Brown entrepreneurs. "This is what the podcast is all about," observed Reed. It's about getting past safety net politics and figuring out how we really grow into the future.
    Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!
     

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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As a small city mayor, I love this show and get a lot out of it. Like a pep talk for the bad days and a how to when I have a little time on good ones.

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