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Follow the Data Podcast: How Central America’s Largest City is Going Digital

October 21, 2022

On this episode, Jim Anderson, who leads the Government Innovation program at Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo of Mexico City discuss how city leaders can lead digital transformations in their municipalities to make sure that everyone has access to the rights that they deserve as citizens, through digital services, connectivity, and direct access to information or governmental services.

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Founder's Projects

Follow the Data Podcast: Providing Greater Access to Racial Wealth Equity Data

September 15, 2022

On this episode of Follow the Data, Garnesha Ezediaro, who leads Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative, is joined by Natalie Evans Harris, the Executive Director of the Black Wealth Data Center, who brings nearly 20 years of experience advancing the public sector’s strategic use of data, and Gary Cunningham, President and CEO of Prosperity Now. They discuss how the Black Wealth Data Center will give leaders access to tools and data they need to speed up progress towards increasing Black wealth, what types of data people will be able to access on site, the importance of data in the fight for racial wealth equity, and more.

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Secrets of the Retail Food Environment

July 29, 2022

In this episode, Kristine Momanyi of the Bloomberg Philanthropies public health team sits down with Sara John, the Senior Policy Director at CSPI - the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Ingrid de Santiago, the Program Coordinator at Bay Area Community Resources, and Anjelika Khadka, a youth advocate taking a stand for healthier food environments in her community. They discuss the deceptive marketing practices food and beverage manufacturers employ to sway shoppers' decisions in grocery stores and CSPI's request to the Federal Trade Commission to bring these practices to light. Ingrid and Anjelika also tell us more about the Bay Area's initial reception to the healthy checkout ordinance and learnings from advocating for local healthy food policies.

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Arts

Follow the Data Podcast: How Does Climate Change Affect the Cultural Sector?

July 8, 2022

In this episode, Ethan Joseph of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts team sits down with María Ángela López Vilella, Executive Director of Museo de las Américas to discuss the unique challenges that climate change presents to the cultural sector and steps that arts organizations may consider taking to help prepare for and respond to climate change-driven hazards. They also discuss specific strategies that cultural organizations in Puerto Rico have adopted to build climate resilience in the five years since Hurricane Maria and further support their communities by becoming spaces for healing and education.

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Annual Report 2021

Follow the Data Podcast: Building Partnerships, Making a Difference: A Conversation with Mike Bloomberg and Patti Harris

June 1, 2022

This is a very special episode. To celebrate the release of the 2021 Annual Report, our yearly review of Bloomberg Philanthropies' efforts to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people, our founder, Mike Bloomberg, and CEO, Patti Harris, joined the podcast.

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Environment

Follow the Data Podcast: 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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