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Special Episode: 2018 State of the City

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

Duration: 00:39:17

Episode 10: Looking back at 2017, forward to 2018

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

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

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

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:

Duration: 00:40:26

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

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

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

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 2: Immigration

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

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