Iowa City is an eclectic and engaged community, full of curious and creative people. Iowa City Matters offers an in-depth platform to inform listeners about civic and community topics that impact their lives. Listen, learn, and engage.
We don’t often think about what happens to our refuse after it’s picked up at the curb. The City’s Resource Management Division offers a wide variety of services and programs that are designed to reduce waste and maximize efficiency while providing a high level of service. Learn how you can help reach our community goals while utilizing these services.This episode is hosted by Media Production Specialist Jack Brooks. Panel members include Assistant Superintendent of Refuse Patricia Fossum, Resource Management Superintendent Jenn Jordan, and Recycling Coordinator Jane Wilch. Iowa City Matters is recorded at the Iowa City Public Library and produced by the City of Iowa City's City Channel 4.
Winter can be long and grueling, but safety doesn’t take the season off. This episode is a dedicated winter guide for living in Iowa City. We will discuss everything from clearing the streets to the sidewalks, including what role you play in keeping our community safe and accessible during the colder months.This episode is hosted by Media Production Specialist Jack Brooks. Panel Members include Streets Superintendent Brock Holub, Senior Housing Inspector Stan Laverman, and Assistant City Manager Ashley Monroe. Iowa City Matters is recorded at the Iowa City Public Library.
This program is produced by the City of Iowa City's City Channel 4.
Housing Rehab Programs
From energy efficiency improvements to making a home more accessible, the City can help cover the cost of home repairs for many of our residents. Listen to learn how the City offers a variety of different programs to assist with owner-occupied housing rehabilitation. Learn how you can apply for zero-interest loans and/or grants to aid in making repairs to your home. This episode is hosted by Assistant to the City Manager Simon Andrew. Our guests include Neighborhood and Development Services Director Tracy Hightshoe, Neighborhood Service Coordinator Erika Kubly, Rehab Specialist David Powers, and housing rehab program recipient Dona Saforek. This program is produced by the City of Iowa City's City Channel 4.
Iowa City Matters: Cycling in Iowa City
The benefits of bicycling range from improved health to reducing carbon emissions. Whatever your reason for cycling, Iowa City is a great place to get around on two wheels. Hear from area experts about how our community is working to make bicycling more comfortable, convenient, and safe for people of all ages and abilities.This episode is hosted by Assistant Transportation Planner Sarah Walz. Our panelists include biking advocate Anne Duggan, City Engineer Jason Havel, Transportation Planner Kent Ralston, and Iowa City Bike Library Executive Director Audrey Wiedemeier. This program is produced by the City of Iowa City's City Channel 4.
Iowa City Matters: Traveling with Transit
Public Transit is an essential service we provide in our community. Offering a safe, accessible, and affordable way to navigate across the corridor is our top priority. Listen to learn about the different services provided, the environmental and economic advantages, and future plans to further improve this vital service.This episode is hosted by Senior Transportation Planner Emily Bothell. Our panelists include UI Cambus Manager Brian McClatchey, Iowa City Director of Transportation Services Darian Nagle-Gamm, and Johnson County Mobility Coordinator Kelly Schneider. This program is produced by the City of Iowa City's City Channel 4.
Iowa City Matters: Crisis Intervention
Simply put, crisis intervention refers to the methods used to recognize, intervene, and provide appropriate care to an individual suffering from mental distress. Listen to learn how local law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and social service organizations are using these methods to better identify suitable care, rather than placing them in the criminal justice system. This episode is hosted by Iowa City Police Chief Jody Matherly. Our panelists include Executive Director of the Shelter House Crissy Canganelli, Johnson County Jail Alternatives Coordinator Elley Gould, Project Manager of the Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center Matt Miller, and Iowa City Police Officer David Schwindt. This program is produced by the City of Iowa City's City Channel 4.