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On the Agenda is the podcast version of Agenda Alexandria, the premiere forum for examining issues affecting the city of Alexandria, Virginia without taking sides.

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On the Agenda is the podcast version of Agenda Alexandria, the premiere forum for examining issues affecting the city of Alexandria, Virginia without taking sides.

    Change at the Torpedo Factory?

    Change at the Torpedo Factory?

    As a preview to our January 24 program, Scott Shaw sits down with our Vice Chair, Rod Kuckro, to have a conversation about the upcoming proposed changes to the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

    About Scott Shaw:

    Shaw was founder and CEO of Fishbowl, a venture-backed marketing and analytics company for the restaurant industry. In 2016 he joined Alexandria Restaurant Partners and has been active in activities on the Alexandria Waterfront.

    In 2017, Shaw founded the Tall Ship Providence Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving Alexandria’s rich maritime history through educational programs and entertainment.

    Shaw also co-founded ALX Community and is Chair of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership.

    Special thanks to ALX Community for sponsoring this program. Learn more at https://alxcommunity.com.

    • 31 min
    The role of the city manager

    The role of the city manager

    Frank Shafroth joins Agenda Alexandria board members Michael Pope and Ricardo Alfaro to talk about the role of the city manager as a preview to the November 2021 flagship program.

    About Frank Shafroth:
    Frank is a member of the Supreme Court Bar; he has previously worked in the U.S. House for former Rep.s Gladys Spellman (D.-Md.) and Jim Moran (D.-Va.), in the U.S. Senate for former U.S. Sen. John Heinz (R-Pa.) and then for the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. He was the Director of Federal Relations for the National League of Cities and then the National Governors Assoc. He also worked for the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board and is an Instructor/Director for the Center for State and Local Government Leadership at George Mason University.

    Special thanks to ALX Community for sponsoring this program. Learn more at https://alxcommunity.com.

    • 29 min
    A conversation with Mark Jinks

    A conversation with Mark Jinks

    Retiring city manager, Mark Jinks, joins us for a conversation about his career and legacy in the City of Alexandria. The conversation was moderated by journalist and Agenda Alexandria board member, Michael Pope.

    Special thanks to ALX Community for sponsoring this program. Learn more at https://alxcommunity.com.

    • 29 min
    Landmark Mall Redevelopment

    Landmark Mall Redevelopment

    We’re joined by the city manager of Alexandria, Mark Jinks, and the president of INOVA Alexandria Hospital, Dr. Rina Bansal, to help us understand this redevelopment and what it means for the future of the West End. This podcast was recorded at the ALX Community in Alexandria, VA.

    • 21 min
    Reviewing the Police

    Reviewing the Police

    Alexandria is about to create a new civilian review board for the Alexandria Police Department. Should the new review board have the power to subpoena witnesses and documents? What about the power to fire bad cops? Agenda Alexandria takes a look at the issue without taking sides. We're joined by former Alexandria Police Department Chief David Baker and Alexandria Gazette Packet editor Mary Kimm, who helped create a similar review board in Fairfax County.

    • 49 min
    Gerrymandering: Amendment One

    Gerrymandering: Amendment One

    Your ballot this fall has an amendment that will change how districts are drawn in Virginia for the General Assembly and for Congress. Instead of allowing the General Assembly to draw maps, the amendment will create a new 16-member commission to create political boundaries. Critics worry that the amendment does not require racial diversity on the commission, a problem considering Virginia’s recent history with racial gerrymandering. Supporters say the newly created commission is an improvement over the old way of doing things, where the party in power screws the political opponents, just like Elbridge Gerry did more than 200 years ago.

    • 41 min

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