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Follow the Data Podcast: Making the Biggest Impact Possible During the Pandemic

April 1, 2021

To celebrate our 100th episode, Patti Harris, the CEO of Bloomberg Philanthropies, joined the podcast. She oversees our programs focused on the arts, education, environment, government innovation, and public health, as well as Mike Bloomberg's corporate and personal philanthropy and Bloomberg Associates, our pro bono consultancy that works with mayors in cities around the world.

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COVID-19 ResponsePublic Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Can Blood Plasma Therapy Treat COVID-19 Patients?

January 29, 2021

Johns Hopkins University's Dr. Arturo Casadevall discusses his research has progressed over the past few months, if convalescent blood plasma therapy and the vaccine are effective for new coronavirus strains, and how you could help save lives in your community.

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Mexico’s Forward-Thinking Food Policies: Do They Work?

January 22, 2021

Bloomberg Philanthropies' food policy program works to raise public awareness around obesity and supports policies to promote healthier diets around the world. One country where our work has grown is Mexico, which has emerged as a leader in food policy.

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Bloomberg Associates

Follow the Data Podcast: Steering Millions of Dollars Back into the Pockets of Detroiters

January 15, 2021

To help Detroiters claim the Earned Income Tax Credit - and to make sure they're not leaving money on the table - Bloomberg Associates worked with Mayor Mike Duggan and the Accounting Aid Society among other Detroit partners, to develop a strategy to spread the word around it and encourage eligible households to apply for it.

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Founder's Projects

Follow the Data Podcast: Reducing the Student Debt Burden for Historically Black Medical School Students

January 8, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President and Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine, and Dr. James Hildreth, President and CEO of Meharry Medical College discuss what makes their students and school communities so special, the underlying factors contributing to health disparities in Black communities, and how Bloomberg Philanthropies' gift will enable students to choose what and where they practice medicine based on passion, not a paycheck.

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Follow the Data Podcast: The Best of 2020

December 18, 2020

For this episode – the last of the year – we wanted to highlight some of this year’s episodes which gave us fresh perspective on the events of this year: Systemic Racism as a Public Health Issue, The Pandemic’s Effect on Gun Violence, How Cities Are Supporting Arts & Culture During COVID-19, Virtual Advising, Does It Work?, and Moving American Beyond Coal.

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Arts

Plan a Virtual Culture Trip for this Holiday Break

December 15, 2020

Visits to museums and cultural landmarks traditionally provide a great escape from day-to-day routines or an opportunity for families to spend time together over the holidays. This year does not have to be an exception. Our free Bloomberg Connects app provides a digital passport to culture, making it easy to access and engage with many arts and cultural institutions in New York City and London from the comfort of your home.

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Founder's Projects

Follow the Data Podcast: Increasing the Number of Black Doctors in the U.S.

December 11, 2020

The pandemic has been especially devastating for the Black community – which highlights the need for more Black doctors more than ever. Black communities are 4x more likely to have a shortage of physicians, and just 5% of practicing doctors are Black, even though Black patients have better health outcomes when treated by Black doctors.

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Environment

Follow the Data Podcast: Telling Stories for the Climate Curious

December 4, 2020

On this episode, Dr. Wilkinson and Dr. Stokes join Antha Williams, who leads the Bloomberg Philanthropies global climate & environment program, and her 10-year-old daughter Azzie Williams, to discuss the opportunities and challenges COVID-19 response provides for a green recovery, the Biden-Harris administration’s climate agenda, and what’s giving them hope for the climate movement going forward.

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Follow the Data Podcast: Making Streets Safer with Asphalt Art

November 20, 2020

A well-designed street that works for everyone, whether you're walking or biking, taking a bus or driving a car, becomes not just a way to get from A to B, but a true destination itself. A growing number of cities around the world are embracing public art as an effective and relatively low-cost strategy to activate their streets and make them safer and more inviting to resident and visitors

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