SaveMICity - Anna Clark, author of The Poisoned City - Episode 10

January 23, 2019
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Host: Anthony Minghine, Deputy Executive Director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Anna Clark, author, The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy

Tony Minghine sits down with Detroit journalist Anna Clark, who was inspired to chronicle Flint's water tragedy in her new book, The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy. They talk about the people who caused the crisis, the people who suffered from it, and the people who ultimately exposed it.

Michigan Politics, Huh? - Recreational Marijuana - Episode 13

January 16, 2019
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Host: Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Clyde Robinson, City Attorney, City of Kalamazoo
Christopher Johnson, General Counsel, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Michigan. Understandably, many people have questions about how that will impact their community. Matt Bach sits down with two attorneys to learn about the legal side of the equation. Then he chats with the League's legislative associate about the logistics for municipalities.

 

Review Deja vu - 2018 CEA Finalists - Muskegon, Owosso, Saginaw - Episode 12

January 11, 2019
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Host: Lisa Donovan, Communications Specialist/Editor, Michigan Municipal League

Guests: Municipal leaders from Muskegon, Owosso, and Saginaw

Innovative projects from the cities of Muskegon, Owosso, and Saginaw were in the running for the League's 2018 Community Excellence Award. Learn how these communities brought new life to their downtown through the unique development of retail, office, and community space. Read more about each project on the Community Excellence Award website and in The Review magazine: Muskegon (Jan/Feb 2019), Owosso (March/April 2019), and Saginaw (May/June 2019).

Michigan Politics, Huh? - Monday Morning Live - Episode 12

December 19, 2018
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Host: Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:
Chris Hackbarth, Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
John LaMacchia, Asst. Director, State & Federal Affairs, Michigan Municipal League
Jennifer Rigterink, Legislative Associate, Michigan Municipal League

Activity was fast and furious during the Michigan Legislature's 2018 Lame Duck session. Matt Bach sits down with our Lansing team on our latest Monday Morning Live broadcast to try to corral some of the issues, find out which bills made it through to approval, and look ahead to the Legislature's new session. Tune in to Facebook for the next Monday Morning Live, Jan. 7, 10:30 am.

Economics of Place - Patrice Frey, President & CEO, National Main Street Center

December 13, 2018
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Host: Dan Gilmartin, CEO & Executive Director, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Patrice Frey, President & CEO, National Main Street Center

Helping bring life back to downtowns has been the mission of the National Main Street Center for the past 40 years. Patrice Frey, the organization's president and CEO, sits down with Dan Gilmartin to discuss the successful 4-point process they've developed that helps cities identify their vision and assets and gets community members involved in moving a revitalization plan forward. She also talks about the effect of globalism on downtowns and how communities can use it to develop a more robust entrepreneurial landscape.

Michigan Politics, Huh? - State Rep. Mary Whiteford - Episode 11

December 5, 2018
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Host: Matt Bach, Director of Communications, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: State Rep. Mary Whiteford (R-Casco Township)

The Michigan Municipal League’s Matt Bach sits down with State Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Township, at a coffee shop in downtown Allegan. They cover everything from revenue sharing to auto insurance. They even get into the power of drag racing and the flute! It’s a fun, informal chat.

Limelight - Giving Tuesday 16/50 Project - Episode 6

November 26, 2018
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Host: Emily Kieliszewski, Membership Services Specialist, Michigan Municipal League

Guests:

Gisgie Gendreau, President, Michigan Municipal League Foundation

Karen Lancaster, Finance Director, City of Ann Arbor

This episode focuses on MML Foundation’s #GivingTuesday campaign, which is raising money for the League’s 16/50 Project. Emily chats with MML Foundation President Gisgie Gendreau on what #GivingTuesday is, why they chose the 16/50 Project for their campaign this year, and the positive things the Foundation does for our members and communities. Emily also talks with Karen Lancaster, finance director for the city of Ann Arbor, about her role in 16/50’s Women’s Municipal Leadership Program, some of the specifics the current class of women have learned to help them become successful managers, and why these trainings are critical for women looking to get into the field.

Review Deja vu - Katharine Czarnecki, MEDC - Episode 11

November 14, 2018
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Host: Lisa Donovan, Communications Specialist/Editor, Michigan Municipal League

Co-Host: Luke Forrest, Director, Civic Innovations, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Katharine Czarnecki, Senior Vice President, Community Development, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Michigan Municipal League partners with Michigan Economic Development Corporation on a variety of projects. MEDC's Katharine Czarnecki shares her thoughts on the Public Spaces Community Places crowdgranting program and Redevelopment Ready Communities, MEDC's flagship program to get communities in a good position to accept new development. 

Michigan Politics, Huh? - Phil Power, The Center for Michigan - Episode 10

November 7, 2018
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Host: Matt Bach, Communications Director, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Phil Power, Founder and Chairman, The Center for Michigan

Following a long career as owner of a variety of local newspapers in Michigan, Phil Power still wanted to make a difference in his state. Find out how he started and fostered The Center for Michigan based on sensible, rational, common sense political discussion.

SaveMICity - Why Michigan Didn’t Get Amazon HQ2 - Episode 9

October 24, 2018
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Host: Anthony Minghine, Deputy Executive Director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

Guest: Khalil Rahal, Executive Director, Economic Development Corporation, Office of the Wayne County Executive

Michigan made a valiant effort to lure Amazon's second headquarters to our state, but we fell short. Khalil Rahal shares some of the reasons we lost out. Chief among them is the lack of a municipal finance structure that would enable us to provide adequate public transit, workforce development, and many of the other factors necessary to attract businesses and talent.