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We The States is the official podcast of the National Governors Association. Democracy starts with states, but what is the current state of our states? And how are our leaders preparing for what lies ahead?In this season of We The States, we’ll answer those questions with in-depth, thought-provoking conversations with governors, thought leaders and business innovators who gathered in Washington, D.C. for the National Governors Association’s 111th annual Winter Meeting.

We The States is the official podcast of the National Governors Association. Democracy starts with states, but what is the current state of our states? And how are our leaders preparing for what lies ahead?In this season of We The States, we’ll answer those questions with in-depth, thought-provoking conversations with governors, thought leaders and business innovators who gathered in Washington, D.C. for the National Governors Association’s 111th annual Winter Meeting.
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We The States is the official podcast of the National Governors Association. Democracy starts with states, but what is the current state of our states? And how are our leaders preparing for what lies ahead?In this season of We The States, we’ll answer those questions with in-depth, thought-provoking conversations with governors, thought leaders and business innovators who gathered in Washington, D.C. for the National Governors Association’s 111th annual Winter Meeting.

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Lights, Water, Action! Governors at the Forefront of Reviving Energy and Water Infrastucture

4/23/2019
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In an exclusive interview with Gil Gross, the host of We The States, the official podcast of the National Governors Association, Philip Mezey, the president and CEO of Itron, quantifies the significant infrastructure investment needed to keep our nation operational. “Significant parts of our electricity, gas, and water infrastructure have aged very considerably and are beyond their asset life. And, and we hear statistics that are ranging in the trillions of dollars of what it's going to...

Duration:00:18:18

States and Cities Working Together to Save and Improve Lives

4/16/2019
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Imagine being able to prevent many of the 40,000 deaths in the United States that result from automobile accidents every year. That’s the near future envisioned by Rana Sen, managing director of Deloitte Consulting LLP, in his exclusive interview with Gil Gross, the host of We The States, the official podcast of the National Governors Association. From fiber-optic roadways to data-collecting street lamps, states and cities are poised to transform our infrastructure and provide...

Duration:00:15:15

Infrastructure Investment: Paving the Way for Jobs and Prosperity

4/9/2019
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Edward G. Rendell, the Democratic former governor of Pennsylvania and Bill Shuster, a Republican former member of Congress from Pennsylvania, join host Gil Gross for a fascinating discussion on We The States, the official podcast of the National Governors Association, about how bipartisan efforts at the state level have successfully brought about meaningful investments in the nation’s infrastructure. Gov. Rendell recalls attending the first Transportation Committee hearing chaired by Rep....

Duration:00:27:25

National Service: Building the Backbone of America

4/2/2019
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In this episode of We The States, the official podcast of the National Governors Association, host Gil Gross speaks with Joseph Heck, the Chairman of the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service, about the role of service in the American identity. In 2017, the Selective Service system--what many people equate with the military draft--became part of the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service. The commission explores methods of increasing volunteerism...

Duration:00:20:14

States and Utilities: Partners in Serving the Public

3/26/2019
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Two dynamos of the power industry, Calvin G. Butler Jr., the CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company , the nation’s first gas utility, and Nick Akins, the CEO of Ohio-based American Electric Power, joined Gil Gross, the host of We The States, the official podcast of the National Governors Association, to discuss the evolution of the power industry and the unique relationship utility companies have with governors. “We realize that at the core it’s a partnership because their constituents...

Duration:00:19:44

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Emphasizes the Importance of U.S. Canada Trade as NAFTA Replacement Nears

3/19/2019
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In an exclusive interview with We The States host Gil Gross at the recent Winter Meeting of the National Governors Association, Doug Ford, the head of the government for Canada's most populous province, explained the importance of trade between U.S. states and Canadian provinces. "Ontario alone does over $350 billion of two-way trade. If we were a standalone nation, we would be the third-largest trading partner with the U.S.," says Premier Ford. "We are so integrated as countries and not...

Duration:00:15:10

Doug Burgum, the High-tech Governor of North Dakota, Brings Entrepreneurial Savvy to the State Capitol

3/12/2019
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In a fascinating interview with tech entrepreneur-turned-North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Gil Gross, the host of We The States, the official podcast of the National Governors Association, discusses Gov. Burgum’s ambitious plans to make North Dakota the nation’s first “Gigabit Everywhere” state that extends high-speed internet access to every community and every school. “We [also] want to reach every tractor, every combine, every rancher on a horse with smart phone in his pocket,” says...

Duration:00:18:37

Teaser Episode

2/28/2019
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Subscribe to We The States to hear in-depth, thought-provoking conversations with governors, thought leaders and business innovators who gathered in Washington, D.C. for the National Governors Association’s 111th annual Winter Meeting.

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