110 episodes

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.

Municipal Equation Podcast NC League of Municipalities

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 25 Ratings

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.

    EP 64: Sick and Tired of Flooding

    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.

    • 18 min
    EP 63: UFO Town

    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.

    • 26 min
    EP 62: Cities Initiative on Climate Change

    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.

    • 20 min
    EP 61: Actual Mask-Wearing Superheroes

    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.

    • 35 min
    EP 60: Inside the 2020 Census

    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.

    • 34 min
    EP 59: Street Photography, the City and You

    EP 59: Street Photography, the City and You

    On this episode, we continue our quest for ways to better connect with or figure out the city you're in -- whether it's your hometown or a place you've never been before. Here we're documenting and learning the secrets of the city through street photography as guided by notables from around the world. Hear from Craig Reilly, Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin and Jerome De Perlinghi on what they're able to extract between curiosity, chance, a walk and a camera.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Peter Whitley ,

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!

Commish Norman ,

City Councilman

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.

Milam2323 ,

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.

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