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Follow the Data: Growing Diverse and Resilient Corals

April 22, 2022

On this episode, Jemma Read, the Global Head of Corporate Philanthropy at Bloomberg LP, sits down with Sam Teicher, Co-Founder and Chief Reef Officer of Coral Vita. They discuss how he created Coral Vita with his co-founder, Gator Halpern, what makes Coral Vita's reef restoration technique unique, his experience with the Earthshot Prize, and how he's planning on using his prize money to expand Coral Vita's impact.

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Arts

Follow the Data Podcast: Celebrating the History of Filmmaking

March 25, 2022

Ahead of this year's Academy Awards, Katherine Oliver sits down with the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Director and President Bill Kramer and its Chief Artistic and Programming Officer Jacqueline Stewart. They share some insight on their global approach to curating the museum, how they are experimenting with digital technologies with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, and their exhibits that show just how movies go from, as Jacqueline says, “the page to the screen.”

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Follow the Data Podcast: A Conversation with Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO, Patti Harris

March 11, 2022

In this episode, Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO Patti Harris sits down with Hank Paulson, the 74th US Treasury Secretary, and a member of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Board of Directors, to discuss her experience in public service, the importance of hiring a great team, rallying the private sector to support the clean energy transition, and more. Their conversation was adopted from Straight Talk, a podcast by the Paulson Institute.

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Follow the Data Podcast: Not Just a Statue: A New Monument Rooted in Community and History in Newark, NJ

February 25, 2022

In this episode - which is part of a series about how memorials, monuments, and temporary public art pieces can be more reflective of our society - David Andersson of the Bloomberg Associates Culture team sits down with Fayemi Shakur, the Arts and Cultural Affairs Director of the City of Newark. They discuss the process of selecting Cooke John's design, how the artist team is working with the community, and what it means for cities to construct new monuments today.

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: The Enduring Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Future of American Public Health

February 18, 2022

Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, and Dr. Kelly Henning, who leads Bloomberg Philanthropies' public health program, discuss how to address health misinformation, how the pandemic has exacerbated the opioid and mental health crises, and what's keeping the Surgeon General optimistic about the future of public health.

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Education

Follow the Data Podcast: Creating Pathways to Middle Skill Jobs

January 7, 2022

​On this episode, Jenny Sharfstein Kane of our education team sits down with Julia Baez, CEO of Baltimore’s Promise​, a city-wide collaborative which supports the health and education of Baltimore City youth from cradle to career. Julia tells us more about the organization's Grads2Careers initiative, which focuses on helping Baltimore City Public Schools graduates who aren't immediately bound for college or careers enter the workforce by offering occupational skills training in fields like tech, health care, logistics, and transportation. Jenny also sits down with the Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, Randall Woodfin, to discuss how internships and apprenticeships will help shape the employment landscape in his city and the challenges entry-level workers are facing as a result of the pandemic.

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Arts

Follow the Data Podcast: Memorializing Loss, Injustice and History, Part Two

December 20, 2021

In this episode - which is part of a series about how memorials, monuments, and temporary pieces can be more reflective of our society - Stephanie Dockery from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts team sits down with Rick Lowe for a conversation around community-centered public art projects. They discuss the importance of creating community through public art, what they've learned from working with the City of Tulsa on the Greenwood Art Project, and how cities can implement art as a catalyst for community healing.

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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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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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