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Episode 18: Dr. Marty Pollio, JCPS Superintendent

9/14/2018
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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer sits down with Dr. Marty Pollio, Superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools. They discuss Dr. Pollio's journey to becoming Superintendent, current and future partnerships between Louisville Metro and the city, and more.

Duration:00:34:25

Episode 17: Vacant & Abandoned Properties

7/31/2018
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Mayor Greg Fischer speaks with Joshua Watkins and Linette Huelsman, Real Estate Coordinators for the Louisville Metro Vacant & Public Property Administration. In the 2017-18 fiscal year, VPPA closed on the sale of 125 vacant properties in FY18 — a 330% increase from the previous fiscal year.

Duration:00:24:03

Episode 16: Code Louisville

7/10/2018
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Mayor Greg Fischer speaks with Rider Rodriguez and Tina Maddox about Code Louisville, a partnership that provides free coding training for residents. Rodriquez is Director of Sector Strategies for KentuckianaWorks and a leader of Code Louisville, which was recognized in 2015 with a visit by President Obama. Maddox is a Code Louisville graduate who now works for the Louisville tech company El Toro.

Duration:00:19:10

Episode 15: Remembering Louisville's Muhammad Ali

6/2/2018
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Mayor Greg Fischer is joined by Donald E. Lassere, president and chief executive of the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, to discuss the life and legacy of Louisville's own Muhammad Ali. The Mayor, Lassere and co-host Graham Shelby also discuss the week in early June 2016 leading up to Ali's burial in Louisville, and the on-going I Am Ali Festival. Learn more about the festival at www.alicenter.org.

Duration:00:15:55

Episode 14: Mayor's spending plan recommendations for 2018-19

4/27/2018
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This week, Graham Shelby and Mayor Fischer discuss the Mayor's recommended 2018-19 executive budget. Mayor Fischer delivered his budget proposal to the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday, April 26. To learn more, visit https://louisvilleky.gov

Duration:00:15:15

Special: Conversation with Bruce Katz

3/29/2018
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In this episode, we hear from Dr. Bruce Katz, who works for the Brookings Institution and is an expert on how cities work. Katz recently visited Louisville and learned more about some of the city's programs. During his visit, he spoke with Mayor Fischer before an audience of city employees and partners.

Duration:00:58:09

Episode 12: Visiting Louisville — Tourism, the Omni, Bourbonism...

3/13/2018
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In this episode, Mayor Fischer discusses the recent opening of the $315-million Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville, and Graham Shelby discusses the city's growing tourism industry with Cleo Battle of the Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Duration:00:24:25

Episode 11: Civil Rights Movement in Louisville

2/15/2018
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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is joined by Raoul Cunningham, who began his Civil Right activism in Louisville as a teenager in 1959 and is currently President of the Louisville Branch of the NAACP.

Duration:00:22:40

Special Episode: 2018 State of the City

1/9/2018
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Mayor Greg Fischer delivered the 2018 State of the City address on Jan. 4 at the new South Central Regional Library in Okolona. In this episode, we present the Mayor's remarks in full. To find Louisville's 2017 Progress Report and a transcript of the speech, go to http://progressreport.louisvilleky.gov.

Duration:00:39:17

Episode 10: Looking back at 2017, forward to 2018

12/27/2017
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In the latest episode, Mayor Greg Fischer discusses the major developments of 2017 and looks ahead to the events that will carry forward Louisville's momentum in the new year.

Duration:00:19:01

Episode 9: Sustainability

12/15/2017
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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer discusses the city's many efforts to build a more sustainable city. Also, Maria Koetter, director of the city's Office for Sustainability, discusses the recent Greenhouse Gas Inventory and offers advice for talking about sustainability during the holidays.

Duration:00:24:35

Episode 8: Courier Journal's Sheldon Shafer

11/17/2017
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Mayor Greg Fischer interviews Sheldon Shafer, who is retiring from the Courier Journal after 44 years covering many city-changing events. Shafer discusses the big news stories and personalities during his journalism career, the city’s evolution — and shares a bad joke. Released: Nov. 17, 2017

Duration:00:20:58

Episode 7: $800 million in west Louisville capital investments

11/3/2017
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In this week's episode, Mayor Greg Fischer speaks in-depth about economic development in west Louisville and the history of its many neighborhoods. We also hear from Director of Redevelopment Strategies Jeana Dunlap, who works closely with west Louisville projects. Learn more here: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/redevelopment-strategies

Duration:00:40:26

Episode 6: Google Fiber turns on the switch; digital inclusion

10/18/2017
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Mayor Fischer and Graham Shelby discuss the broad impact of Google Fiber's arrival in Newburg, Portland and Strathmoor, and the expansion of super-fast internet in the city. Also, Chief of Civic Innovation Grace Simrall discusses the city's digital inclusion efforts. Posted Oct. 18, 2017.

Duration:00:23:02

Episode 5: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings; public art

10/7/2017
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In this episode, we hear Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's recent live on-stage interview with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. We also hear ideas for new public art from Idea Festival attendees.

Duration:01:03:21

Episode 4: Investor-led $200-million development — including a soccer stadium

9/22/2017
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In this week's episode, Mayor Greg Fischer announces plans for an investor-led $200-million development — including a soccer stadium. Host Graham Shelby also discusses plans for the Heritage West site with the Louisville Urban League's Sadiqa Reynolds. Released: September 22, 2017

Duration:00:23:07

Episode 3: Bourbonism

9/15/2017
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Bourbon combined with local food and hospitality have been an economic boon for Louisville and Kentucky as a whole. In this episode, Mayor Fischer talks about what bourbon means to Louisville today and bourbon historian Michael Veach shares some of the spirit's colorful history.

Duration:00:26:42

Episode 2: Immigration

8/31/2017
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Graham, the Mayor and Bryan Warren discuss immigration in Louisville, Kentucky. Published Aug. 31, 2017.

Duration:00:24:06

Episode 1: Race, equity, public art review

8/17/2017
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In the first episode of the Mayor Greg Fischer Podcast, Graham and the Mayor discuss race, equity and the upcoming community conversation on public art that can be interpreted to be honoring bigotry, racism and/or slavery in Louisville, Kentucky. Published Aug. 17, 2017.

Duration:00:22:14