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Follow the Data Podcast: Investing in Women’s Economic Independence

August 8, 2023

In this episode, Katherine Oliver sits down with Verna Eggleston, who leads Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Women’s Economic Development Initiative, Laurie Adams, the CEO of Women for Women International, and Christine Condo, the Executive Director of Sustainable Growers. They discuss how our Women’s Economic Development Initiative affects women, their communities, and their children and families, key findings of the Johns Hopkins report, and how listeners can get involved. 

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Education
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Follow the Data Podcast: Combatting Pandemic Learning Loss

July 26, 2023

In this episode, Howard Wolfson, who leads Bloomberg Philanthropies’ education program, joins political strategist and venture capitalist Bradley Tusk for a wide-ranging conversation about how Bloomberg Philanthropies is working to address the ongoing crisis in America’s education system – from supporting career and vocational training programs, to expanding access to top colleges for talented students from low-income families. This audio is adapted from the Firewall podcast, where entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, strategists and journalists reveal what’s really on their mind.

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Government Innovation

Civic engagement: Taking work with residents to the next level

June 22, 2023

Read insights about the state of civic engagement and how city leaders can take it to the next level.

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Government Innovation

Big lessons from a small city on borrowing—and building upon—an idea

June 9, 2023

Public-sector innovation thrives when cities learn from each other, build upon one another’s successes, and, in doing so, reduce the time and risks involved in adopting proven ideas.

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Environment

Follow the Data Podcast: Making Single-Use Packaging Disappear

June 8, 2023

On this episode, Katherine Oliver sits down with Pierre Paslier, the co-founder of Notpla, a London-based sustainable packaging startup. They discuss how he created Notpla with his co-founder and former classmate, Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, how Notpla expanded from its first product to introduce packaging solutions for electronics, fashion, cosmetics and food, his experience with The Earthshot Prize, and how he’s planning on using his prize money to expand Notpla’s impact.

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Education

Bloomberg Philanthropies Recognizes 28 Colleges and Universities as American Talent Initiative High-Fliers for Transformative Leadership in College Access and Success for Lower-Income Students

May 25, 2023

Bloomberg Philanthropies has recognized 28 colleges and universities across the country as American Talent Initiative (ATI) High-Fliers, a group of high-graduation-rate institutions that are national leaders in college access and success for lower-income students. Institutions received this distinction for demonstrating steady gains in lower-income student enrollment since 2015-16, high Pell share, and innovative recruitment, enrollment, and retention practices. Over the next year, ATI and Bloomberg Philanthropies will work with High-Fliers to amplify what they have learned to other four-year colleges and universities across the nation.

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Reducing Tobacco Use in the Philippines

May 25, 2023

On this episode, Katherine Oliver sits down with Betsy Fuller, who is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ team working to reduce tobacco use, to discuss our tobacco control work in the Philippines, how the country is working to combat youth vaping, and to share an update on global smoking rates around the world.

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Environment

Follow the Data Podcast: Telling Climate Stories Through Film and TV

April 25, 2023

On this episode, Katherine Oliver sits down with Scott Z. Burns, the showrunner, director, writer and executive producer of Extrapolations, and Anna Jane Joyner, the founder & director of Good Energy, a nonprofit consulting firm that works with screenwriters like Scott to portray the climate crisis in film & tv scripts in entertaining and artful ways. They discuss keeping viewers engaged while telling stories about climate change, and what they hope viewers take away from Extrapolations. 

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Public Health

Local Level Action is More Important Than Ever – Key Takeaways from the Partnership for Healthy Cities Summit

March 28, 2023

By Dr. Kelly Henning, who leads Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Health program  

As the world slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must continue to remain vigilant and prioritize public health. On March 15, we wrapped up the first-ever Partnership for Healthy Cities Summit in London, and the conversation and information sharing made it clear that successful public health initiatives at the local level can inspire further action at the national and global levels – and save millions of lives.   

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New Year, New Opportunities for Municipalities and Government Leaders

February 21, 2023

To help cities navigate the complexities of the sizeable federal funding streams that have been promulgated since the pandemic, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ e311 Federal Assistance program, in collaboration with the US Conference of Mayors, continues to offer guidance from experts on federal grant programs, eligibility, application processes, and how to retain the funds with proper documentation.

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