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City Voice is about interacting with local government. Topics range from urban planning to social justice. How do we build consensus and move forward in a way that benefits us all? Is that possible?

City Voice is about interacting with local government. Topics range from urban planning to social justice. How do we build consensus and move forward in a way that benefits us all? Is that possible?
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City Voice is about interacting with local government. Topics range from urban planning to social justice. How do we build consensus and move forward in a way that benefits us all? Is that possible?

Twitter:

@BillNewgent

Language:

English

Contact:

(561)247-3701


Episodes

Housing from the Homeless to Our Workforce City Voice Podcast 041

10/19/2017
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In past episodes of the City Voice Podcast, we have discussed housing for the homeless with our friends at The Lords Place and with others. We are going to discuss homelessness today. First I want to talk about what's most often referred to as workforce housing i.e. housing for your average working person within a certain economic range. Lately, I find myself referring to it as housing for the missing middle. For a while now I have been talking with talented young people in WPB and in other...

Duration: 00:38:52


Joe Chase On The Chamber The Marathon Walkability And Public Service City Voice Podcast 040

10/12/2017
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One of my favorite people to have coffee and conversation with is Joe Chase. Joe is The Chairman of The Chamber of Commerce of The Palm Beaches an accomplished business and corporate attorney for the Gunster Law Office. He is also husband to Alexandra Chase and Father to Joe Jr. In this episode of The City Voice Podcast we discuss: Why he personally chose West Palm Beach over Chicago. The Chamber of Commerce of The Palm Beaches and if it delivers value to its members and community. The Palm...

Duration: 00:33:19


Live From Flagler Drive City Voice Podcast 039

10/9/2017
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This week was the opening of The West Palm Beach Green Market. It seems that this year is the biggest and most interesting Green Market yet. One of the most interesting new aspects of downtown West Palm Beach this year is the Flagler Shore experiment along Flagler Drive from Lakeview to Banyan. This weeks episode of City Voice is some of my thoughts on the Green Market and Flagler Shore and a conversation with Juan Orellana of SkyBike and Sherryl Muriente of the West Palm Beach Downtown...

Duration: 00:09:57


Innovative Pedestrian and Retail Ideas In Downtown West Palm Beach City Voice Podcast 038

9/28/2017
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The City of West Palm Beach, it's CRA, and the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority are rolling out an innovative idea on Flager Drive. Six-tenths of a mile between Banyan Blvd and Lakeview Ave will go from two northbound and two southbound lanes to one north and one southbound lane. The two easternmost lanes will be turned into a sort of linear park for pedestrians. The "Flagler Shore" Pedestrian experiment will be ongoing to encourage people to ride their bikes, walk, picnic,...

Duration: 00:43:50


Post Hurricane Irma Update on Emergency Response Trash and Vegetation Pick Up City Voice Podcast 037

9/21/2017
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On this week's City Voice Podcast my conversations are with Assistant West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Chief Brent Bloomfield and Kerlyne McHenry. Assistant Chief Bloomfield is also the City of West Palm Beach Emergency Manager. Kerlyn McHenry is an Industrial Engineer for the City of West Palm Beach who is actively sitting in as the City Operations Manager. We discuss: Asst. Chief Bloomfield Grades the City and residents performance and preparedness. Tells us about residents at Savannah Court...

Duration: 00:28:49


Is Building a Roadway Through Our Drinking Water a Good Idea? City Voice Podcast 034 REPOST

9/15/2017
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This Podcast was originally sent out just before Hurricane Irma arrived in West Palm Beach. Understandably, many of you were busy with Irma. I feel our drinking water is a very important issue worthy of your consideration. Hence the repost. In a recent West Palm Beach City Commission meeting, I heard residents urge the City to keep fighting the construction of a State Rd 7 Extension (hear their comments) in our water catchment area (where we catch rainwater that becomes our drinking...

Duration: 00:41:34


Some Mostly Useless Thoughts On Hurricane Irma City Voice Podcast 036

9/8/2017
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Some Mostly Useless thoughts on Hurricane Irma. Spaghetti Model Zombie Stare Windshield Wiper Fluid Fear Not underestimating the power of...

Duration: 00:04:25


Hurrican Irma Update from West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio City Voice Podcast 035

9/6/2017
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The latest on West Palm Beach from Mayor Jeri Muoio. Know Your Zone http://pbcgov.com/knowurzone City of West Palm Beach Storm info http://www.wpb.org/storm

Duration: 00:13:37


Is Building a Roadway Through Our Drinking Water a Good Idea? City Voice Podcast 034

9/5/2017
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In a recent West Palm Beach City Commission meeting, I heard residents urge the City to keep fighting the construction of a State Rd 7 Extension (hear their comments) in our water catchment area (where we catch rainwater that becomes our drinking water). I thought it was too late to work against this issue (listen and find out if that is correct) I wanted to confirm where the City of West Palm Beach stands on this issue as of now. So I spoke to Mayor Jeri Muoio. (hear her comments) I also...

Duration: 00:41:34


Lets Be Our Best Without Waiting For The Worst City Voice 033

8/31/2017
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Doesn't it ever seem to you that we don't see the best in others or ourselves until the worst happens? Without fail when a storm like Harvey, Sandi or Andrew hit we the best in people. Of course, we can never forget how America and much of the world stood together after 911. People give, they show up, they rescue, and they do this for complete strangers. I love it and I'm always inspired by it. Understood, it's not likely to be that kind togetherness and US attitude all the time every day....

Duration: 00:10:39


WPB Bicycle Master Plan Is WPB Working Toward Bicycle World Domination? City Voice 032

8/30/2017
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The City of West Palm Beach has been working on a Bicycle Master Plan. It may be a game changer. It's part of an overall effort to improve mobility, create a sense of place, and generally improve quality of life. THE INTERVIEW: Uyen Dang is the City of West Palm Beach Transportation Engineer who is heading up the Bicycle Master Plan work. Show Links: Bicylce Master Plan Update pdf

Duration: 00:27:19


Mary Pinak Talks WPB Events and Tells All About Clematis By Night and Sandi The Christmas Tree City Voice 031

8/24/2017
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The City of West Palm Beach has become known for it's amazing year round downtown events. Mary Pinak, City of West Palm Beach Community Events Manager, has been at the creative center of every Downtown West Palm Beach event for the last 28 years. THE INTERVIEW: In this episode of City Voice, Mary Pinak talks about downtown events and dates. My favorite part of this episode is hearing Mary tell the inside back story of where Clematis by Night and Sandi The Christmas Tree came from and how...

Duration: 00:30:59


Resignation letter from The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities City Voice 030

8/18/2017
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This evening (08/18/17) all seventeen members of The President's Committee On The Arts And Humanities have resigned. This episode is the content of their powerful letter to the President.

Duration: 00:06:38


Jim Kovalsky on Trains from Brightline to TriRail

8/17/2017
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How much do you know about trains? Jim Kovalsky knows a great deal. I would call him an expert. He is President of the Florida East Coast Railway Society and a former volunteer presenter with train crossing safety program Operation Life Saver. Jim dispells myths, talks a little train history, and teaches me a few things about trains. SHOW NOTES AND LINKS Florida East Coast Railway Society Operation Life Saver Tri-Rail Brightline

Duration: 00:34:07


Charlottesville Commentary City Voice 029

8/16/2017
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May thoughts about Charlottesville

Duration: 00:11:03


Is Mar-a-Lago a Knockoff or a Treasure? CityVoice 028

8/16/2017
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Vanity Fair Magazine recently made reference to New York's Trump Tower and Palm Beaches' Mar-a-Lago in the context of Trump's Bedminster New Jersey Golf Club as follows, "It isn't faux cosmopolitan, like Trump Tower, or a poor man’s version of the Mediterranean, like Mar-a-Lago.” Prompted by Vanity's Fair' assertion, The Palm Beach Post asked in its headline, "Is Vanity Fair right to trash Mar-a-Lago’s architectural style?" The Post went on to describe Trump's New Jersey Bedminster resort,...

Duration: 00:14:39


Local Preparedness Reaction and Reality from Guam

8/13/2017
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I record City Voice from West Palm Beach, Florida. In my hometown, our big heightened awareness and preparedness issue shows up during hurricane season. Even then, mostly only when a storm is imminent. North Korean ICBM missiles are a threat to hit the US Territory of Guam, our allies in Japan, South Korea, and possibly even the West Coast of The United States. That threat has ratcheted up significantly over the last week. Guam is a relatively small community of about One hundred and...

Duration: 00:16:29


Local Politics Fire and Fury City Voice Podcast 025

8/10/2017
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This week I was struck by the stark contrast between two completely different events. Either event can or could have ended up turning into "Fire and Fury". This is my point of view.

Duration: 00:06:43


City of West Palm Beach’ Scott Kelly on Mobility and What’s Next City Voice Podcast 024

8/3/2017
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Did you know the City of West Palm Beach is not the "decider" on most issues that related to the Okeechobee Blvd. Corridor? Who is and what can you do to support The City of West Palm Beach? This weeks conversation: Scott Kelly is the City of West Palm Beach Assitant City Administrator. He explains who is in charge of what, what's the latest on Okeechobee Blvd. traffic improvements, and what you can do to support improvements in West Palm Beach. Scott Kelly talks about everything from...

Duration: 00:41:09


Ricky Aiken of Inner City Innovators Brings Hope to the Hood City Voice Podcast 023

7/27/2017
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Ricky Aiken, Executive Director of Inner City Innovators grew up on the Tamarind Ave. Corridor in West Palm Beach. He grew up tough. He grew up hopeless. That is until hope found him. Ricky spent years figuring it out, being mentored, educating himself, and now he is back on Tamarind Ave. with a little hope. This is my conversation with Ricky Aiken. SHOW NOTES AND LINKS Inner City Innovators Support Inner City Innovators

Duration: 00:48:47

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