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Follow the Data Podcast: Criminal Expungement in Detroit Leads to New Beginnings

December 3, 2021

On this episode, Rose Gill of the Bloomberg Associates Municipal Integrity team sits down with Carrie Jones, who leads Project Clean Slate, and Stephani Labelle, the program’s lead attorney to discuss how the program has grown since it was launched in 2016 and how it supports residents throughout the expungement process. Mr. Bell, a Detroit resident who was previously a client of Project Clean Slate, and Mayor Duggan also join the podcast to discuss the importance of prioritizing expungement and what it means for Detroit residents.

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Follow the Data Podcast: Memorializing Loss, Injustice and History

November 19, 2021

This episode features Anita Contini, from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts team, who developed the process and implementation plan for selecting the winning design for the future 9/11 Memorial, including the jury process for choosing its architect. She sits down with Michael Arad, the architect selected to design the memorial. Anita and Michael discuss the process of designing the 9/11 Memorial, what influences his work on memorials, the role public spaces play in bringing people together, and some of his most recent projects.

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Arts

Jackson, Mississippi Wants to Know: Are You Team Peas or Team Tomatoes?

November 8, 2021

Can creative art installations that focus on healthy food options lead to a future of healthier eating? Over the past three years, the City of Jackson, Mississippi, has been collaborating with artists, residents, farmers, gardeners, and landscape architects to find out.

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Strengthening Partnerships for Effective Federal Funds Disbursement

October 7, 2021

Over the past several months, mayors have made strong efforts to engage community members and elicit feedback on the distribution of federal funds, however, many acknowledge their lack of capacity to rapidly deploy the incoming federal aid. We highlighted five key strategies to strengthen strategic partnerships and leverage federal funding for COVID response and recovery at a recent workshop for city leaders.

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: The Enduring Pandemic: COVID-19, What We Know Now, and Where We Go From Here

October 1, 2021

Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Kelly Henning, who leads Bloomberg Philanthropies’ public health program, discuss when a COVID vaccine for children could be approved, how often we may need to get booster shots, which variants they’re keeping their eyes on, and more.

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Follow the Data Podcast: Tackling Homelessness In Cities Around the World

August 27, 2021

On this episode, Tamiru Mammo and Jay Bainbridge join the Follow the Data podcast to discuss what stands out about how these cities are tackling homelessness, what successful solutions look like, and what the new normal looks like in terms of tackling this issue going forward.

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Follow the Data Podcast: How Cities Use Data to Adapt to Climate Change

August 13, 2021

To tell us more about how cities are working to become more sustainable and resilient, Jacob Koch, who works on our Sustainability team at Bloomberg Associates, sits down with Alejandro Restrepo-Montoya, a Professor of Architecture at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia. Alejandro formerly served as the City Architect of Medellín, and helped design the city’s award-winning “Green Corridors” project, which helped to reduce average city temperatures by 2 degrees Celsius.

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Supporting The Next Generation of Healthy Food Policy Experts

August 6, 2021

Ahead of UN International Youth Day, Kristine Momanyi of our food policy team sits down with Trish Muzenda, Joana Cruz, and Nicholas Guzman – three Vital Strategies Healthy Food Policy Fellows – to discuss promising food policies and the fellowship program.

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Follow the Data Podcast: The Power of Parent Coalitions

July 30, 2021

Mothers have long been leaders in mobilizing around social issues like drunk driving, women’s suffrage, and child labor laws – and today’s activists and organizers are leveraging social media and other digital tools to connect with and build a diverse coalition of volunteers across the country.

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Preventing Childhood Drowning Around the World

July 23, 2021

More than 90% of drowning deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, and children under the age of five are most at risk. To highlight the impact drowning has on communities – and to draw attention to the need for urgent action – the United Nations General Assembly passed its first-ever Resolution on Global Drowning Prevention, declaring July 25th as World Drowning Prevention Day.

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