10 episodes

Chris Hardie talks with people who work to make Richmond and Wayne County Indiana a better place.

Richmond Matters Podcast Chris Hardie

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Chris Hardie talks with people who work to make Richmond and Wayne County Indiana a better place.

    “I can do something to make it better.” Acacia St. John and Alex Painter on community needs and strategies

    “I can do something to make it better.” Acacia St. John and Alex Painter on community needs and strategies

    Chris Hardie talks with Acacia St. John of Forward Wayne County and Alex Painter of the Wayne County Foundation about the recently released "County Indicators" report, and what it means for the health and future of our community.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Mary Walker and Ashley Sieb on the power of story-telling to help us navigate COVID-19 together

    Mary Walker and Ashley Sieb on the power of story-telling to help us navigate COVID-19 together

    Chris Hardie talks with Mary Walker and Ashley Sieb about the Share Your Story COVID-19 Wayne County campaign to help us understand the impact of the virus on our neighbors.

    • 50 min
    Randy Baker of RP&L on the past, present and future of local electricity

    Randy Baker of RP&L on the past, present and future of local electricity

    Randy Baker is retiring soon as the General Manager of Richmond Power & Light. In this podcast episode, he reflects on his time there as we speak about how power generation and distribution has happened in our community over the years, the politics of electricity rate changes, and what might be ahead for our municipal […]

    • 46 min
    Jason Truitt on the changing landscape of local news, life at the Palladium-Item

    Jason Truitt on the changing landscape of local news, life at the Palladium-Item

    Jason Truitt talks about the state of local news reporting and his 22 years of work at the Palladium-Item newspaper.

    • 46 min
    Valerie Shaffer on developing quality of place, talent for economic health

    Valerie Shaffer on developing quality of place, talent for economic health

    Chris Hardie and Valerie Shaffer talk developing quality of place and workforce talent as areas of focus for local economic development.

    • 44 min
    Lauralee Hites on developing strategy, having hard conversations and finding our place

    Lauralee Hites on developing strategy, having hard conversations and finding our place

    One of my favorite kinds of community conversations to have is with someone who is making great things happen, but who isn’t necessarily high profile in their work. They lead, guide, advise, nudge and help in powerful ways, but their names don’t always make the traditional “community leader” lists. That’s why I wanted to talk […]

    • 59 min

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