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Protecting our Ocean: A race to 30% by 2030

June 8, 2024

Our ocean is the lifeblood of our planet, filled with extraordinary biodiversity while also playing a pivotal role in helping us fight the climate crisis as the planet’s largest heat and carbon sink. In 2022, the world made a bold commitment to protect and conserve at least 30% of land and water globally by 2030.

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: The Invisible Shield That Protects Us

May 15, 2024

From vaccines to seat belts, public health measures have significantly impacted our lifespans and quality of life for decades. And yet, the work itself is often underfunded, undervalued, and misunderstood.

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Environment

Follow the Data Podcast: Tackling Air Pollution Across Poland

May 2, 2024

Poland has some of the most toxic air in all of Europe, with 23 of the 50 most polluted cities in the European Union located in the country. Much of this air pollution comes from common household boilers that burn wood and coal. Emissions from cars and factories exacerbate poor air quality and lead to 40,000 deaths from pollution-related illnesses every year.

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Government Innovation

Follow the Data Podcast: Driving Urban Innovation in Cities Around the World

January 3, 2024

Local leaders are uniquely positioned to bring about real change that has tangible impact for residents, but often, they don’t have the resources to do so. How can we support city governments in bridging this gap, so they have the capabilities they need to move communities forward?

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Bloomberg Philanthropies

Following the Data in 2023 – 5 Podcasts to Catch Up On

December 27, 2023

2023 at Bloomberg Philanthropies saw incredible impact around the world – from global climate action at COP in Dubai, to city-driven solutions from hundreds of leaders in Washington, DC at the new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center, to expanding asphalt art projects that improve street safety and engage community residents to Canada and Mexico. But you don’t have to travel to dive into the most urgent issues facing us and the data that’s critical to track as we work together to solve them. Because, as Mike Bloomberg always says, “If you can't measure it, you can't manage it.”

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Tackling the Tobacco Industry Around the World

December 14, 2023

Tobacco use is the world’s leading cause of preventable death. Since the 20th century, the tobacco industry has used deliberate marketing tactics to confuse the public about tobacco’s harmful effects, causing billions of deaths globally from tobacco use and second-hand smoke. However, a growing number of countries and organizations around the world are standing up to the tobacco industry and taking strong action.

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Founder's Projects

Follow the Data Podcast: How Can We Reduce the Gaps in Racial Wealth Equity Data?

December 6, 2023

To celebrate the Black Wealth Data Center’s recent one-year anniversary, Katherine Oliver sits down with Garnesha Ezediaro, who leads Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative, Darrick Hamilton, the Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Race, Stratification and Political Economy at the New School, and Lamar Gardere, the Executive Director at The Data Center of Southeast Louisiana and national recipient of the Black Wealth Data Center and National Neighborhood Indicator’s Local Data and Engagement Grant Program, to discuss the importance of data in advancing racial wealth equity, the challenges faced by organizations that don’t have access to data, and how the Black Wealth Data Center is helping provide decision-makers with data collection and accessibility.

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Education

Follow the Data Podcast: How Can We Support Student Success at All Stages?

November 1, 2023

In this episode of Follow the Data, Katherine Oliver sits down with two colleagues from Bloomberg’s Education team – Eve Bois, who manages the Career and Technical Education portfolio, and Jasmine Jenkins, who co-manages the K-12 Education and Advocacy portfolio, to discuss the challenges facing public education in America, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ comprehensive education reform work, and how we are working to close the career gap through school-based and work-based programs.

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Arts

Follow the Data Podcast: Can the Arts Keep You Healthy?

September 17, 2023

In this episode of Follow the Data, Katherine Oliver sits down with Jill Sonke, PhD, director of research initiatives in the Center for Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida, and Tracey Knuckles of our arts team to shed light on the ways that cultural activities can help keep listeners healthy and how the arts can be incorporated into healthcare systems.

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Advancing Public Health Strategies to Reduce Overdose Deaths

August 25, 2023

In this episode, Katherine Oliver sits down with two of Bloomberg’s critical partners in this effort – Kat Humphries, a Program Manager for the Overdose Prevention Program at Vital Strategies, and Tahira Malik, the founder of Samad’s House in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – to discuss the common misconceptions people have about substance use disorder, harm reduction as an effective strategy for preventing overdose deaths, and policies that could implemented to support recovery in communities across the country.

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