Municipal Equation is a podcast about cities and towns in changing times. Created by the North Carolina League of Municipalities. Producer/host/music Ben Brown.
NCLM Fiscal Year 2019-20 Report Audio Companion
Audio companion to the North Carolina League of Municipalities' fiscal year 2019-20 annual report. Produced by the League's Communications team.
EP 64: Sick and Tired of Flooding
We head to Iowa to look at a flood-rebound and resilience program that everyone's talking about. It could change the game.
EP 63: UFO Town
What could aliens and flying saucers mean to a community and its government? Like, for real. On this episode, we head to Roswell, New Mexico, to dig up answers. We're joined by a ufologist and one of the world's foremost experts on what's called "the Roswell Incident" and from a spokesperson of the local government itself. Ultimately it's about embracing your community's story and taking it to intergalatic levels.
EP 62: Cities Initiative on Climate Change
Calling climate change an intimidating issue may be understating it. It's massive, right? Being so global and often pulled into intense debate, climate change may have us individuals feeling helpless against it. But there are local-level approaches for making a difference, and municipal governments are sharing best-practices with one another to that end.
EP 61: Actual Mask-Wearing Superheroes
Superheroes exist. Yes, in real life. Just like in the comics, they wear masks and uniforms, they nab bad guys, and they spread peace across the city. On this episode, we talk to a couple of them, and their stories are absolutely amazing. Thanks to Sgt. Clint Ferguson and Officer Damon Cole for making this happen.
EP 60: Inside the 2020 Census
It's one of the biggest federal projects going, and it affects all of us. What do we need to know about the 2020 Census? It's different from any in the past. How private is the information being collected? What's it's used for? And how can we be sure it's accurate? We're joined by the U.S. Census Bureau, the National League of Cities, state government and academics on this, our 60th episode.
Great for Community Activists!
As a long-time community advocate I appreciate Municipal Equation's demeanor; each episode delivers a sequence of useful insights. Lively, interesting and practical!
Just started listening (unfortunately) very informative. Question on present subject matter would not need to be asked if we would used the tools readily available, and this is just one example. This is especially true for small to tiny communities that do not have the staff and or time to do all the research needed to make good, informed decisions.
Well done and Interesting!
Love the Municipal Equation podcast!! It's a great listen that takes interesting issues and puts them into the context of local government. Awesome that it's local to NC but has a broad appeal beyond state lines.