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Podcast by Bloomberg Philanthropies






Episode 13: The Innovative Mayor with James Anderson

The 13th episode of Follow the Data presents a conversation with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about how to cultivate and retain innovation in city hall. In this episode, Garcetti speaks with James Anderson, who leads the Government Innovation program at Bloomberg Philanthropies, about bold leadership and what it takes for city leaders to raise the expectations of civil servants and citizens alike to seek more from our public services.

Duration: 00:24:18

Episode 12: Cornell Tech: Engineering the future of NYC

Students, academics, business leaders, philanthropists, and elected officials from across New York recently gathered on Roosevelt Island in New York City for the opening of the new Cornell Tech campus – conceived just seven years ago by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his administration. Back in December 2010, New York City launched Applied Sciences NYC, issuing a challenge to top institutions from around the world to propose a new or expanded campus. The following year, Mayor Bloomberg...

Duration: 00:30:09

Episode 11: Closing the word gap in Providence, RI

The Mayors Challenge is the first component of Mike Bloomberg’s recently announced American Cities Initiative – a $200 million effort to empower U.S. cities and mayors to drive innovation and create policies that move our nation forward. Bloomberg Philanthropies created the Mayors Challenge to help city leaders think big, be bold, and uncover inventive ideas that have the power to spread. In 2013, the Mayors Challenge grand prize winner: Providence, Rhode Island, did just that and is the...

Duration: 00:30:56

Episode 10: The role of countries in the global tobacco crisis

The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use has successfully supported 59 countries in passing laws or policies, reaching nearly 3.5 billion people and saving an estimated 30 million lives. In part two of our series on tobacco control, we’ll go in depth on the ways countries are passing critical laws to protect the public and taking action to implement policies.

Duration: 00:22:55

Episode 9: What it takes to protect the world?

Non-communicable diseases, or as we sometimes abbreviate as N-C-Ds, are health illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases. These and injuries (including ones from road crashes) are responsible for 43 million deaths each year - almost 80% of all deaths worldwide. In this episode, we'll take a look at how through strategic partnerships with the world’s leading health organizations, like the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (also...

Duration: 00:15:23

Episode 8: Plenty of fish in the sea?

Why does sustainable fishing matter today? Peak fish supply occurred in the 1990s but since then we’ve seen a decline in supply. But what’s causing this decline? Over-fishing. Demand for fish continues to increase despite a shrinking supply. So the idea that there are plenty of fish in the sea…well, that’s really not true. In this episode, we’ll take a look at the oceans and into the work of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Vibrant Oceans Initiative and why with our partners we are working to...

Duration: 00:26:06

Episode 7: How tobacco control protects billions of people (Part 1)

Stroke, blindness, gum infection, heart disease, and of course cancer. These are only some of the harmful health effects of tobacco use. And despite a half-century of scientific proof that smoking is dangerous to our bodies, and anti-tobacco policies protecting billions of people, we still have a long way to go in the fight against tobacco. In part 1 of a 2-part series, we go in depth on tobacco control and how Bloomberg Philanthropies is working with partners around the world to protect...

Duration: 00:18:32

Follow the Data Podcast Episode 6: Increasing the value of women in Congo

Meet Abdoulaye Toure, the Country Director for Women for Women International – who as the organization’s second male country director in Congo - shares some personal stories of impact he’s seen in the role of women in Congo, and why he’s committed his life to demonstrating the value of women in a country where they have struggled to have a voice. By the end of the episode, you will think about Congo in a different way.

Duration: 00:28:39

Follow the Data Podcast Episode 5: How a virtual advisor helped a student get into a top college

Thousands of high-achieving, low- and moderate-income high school students graduate each year with strong academic credentials but they lack critical guidance to apply to, enroll in and graduate from top-performing colleges and universities. To improve these odds, Bloomberg Philanthropies developed the CollegePoint initiative which matches select students with virtual advisors. In this episode we interview one of the advisors and a student who have been working together to achieve her...

Duration: 00:17:10

Follow the Data Podcast Episode 2: Transforming the Visitor Experience at the Brooklyn Museum

In the second episode of Follow the Data – a podcast about how our work is driving change and making an impact in the areas of education, the arts, the environment, public health and government innovation – we take a deeper dive into the work of Bloomberg Connects partner the Brooklyn Museum to see how they are transforming the visitor experience through technology. To tell us more about how the Museum puts “People” first when it comes to creating a meaningful digital experience, Kate...

Duration: 00:25:48