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  040 EXTRA Matt Madlock on Life Hacks and Entrepreneurship

Guest: Matt Madlock, Entrepreneur, Activist That genius at the Apple store may be the one to help solve intractable problems in your community. That is the trajectory our next-generation guest is on in Nashville, TN. Matt Madlock started fixing smartph...

  039 EXTRA Kristen Cox on Embracing Constraints

  Guest: Kristen Cox, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, State of Utah Start-ups learn to let limitations guide them to creative solutions and recognize there is never enough to go around – time, money or talent. Instead o...

  038 EXTRA Kevyn D. Orr and Equity in the City

 Guest: Kevyn D. Orr, Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day / Former Emergency Manager, City of Detroit, MI “The ability in this country to have progress is infinite, but we have challenges to get there.” That’s according to Kevyn Orr, who rose to prominence d...

  037 EXTRA Mayor Greg Fischer and the Compassionate CIty

Guest: The Honorable Greg Fischer, Mayor, City of Louisville, KY  Compassion. A decade ago, the word did not appear in cities’ strategic plans. That’s changing. Thanks to the pioneering work of Louisville, KY, compassion is becoming something of a civi...

  036 Election Special: Save the Ballot

An off year election creates the opportunity to take stock of the state of our civics.  Election day coincides with the release of new analysis on voter turnout in local elections.  Portland State University's Who Votes For Mayor? project details a dis...

  035: GovTech Team Coverage from NASCIO 2017 in Texas

The ABCs of NASCIO 2017 - analytics, blockchain, and cybersecurity - dominated the conversation against a backdrop of change and speculation.  Is there enough momentum for state CIOs to finish strong before the next election cycle and what does it mean...

  034 Cities' Covenants with Communities Challenged

In a keynote address to Governing’s Government Performance and Innovation Summit, Kevyn Orr - the onetime emergency manager in Detroit, MI - cautioned that the covenant that we have made to provide services is being challenged. Cities must look at the ...

  033 Pro Tips from Atlanta GovTech Social Media Academy: Never Post While Laughting

Odelia Bergh from the Peachtree City Police Department (@PTCfirepolice) says sarcasm is helpful in connecting with an audience (and making a point) on social media. Her team uses it a lot and, perhaps not coincidently, team members have each other’s ba...

  032 Preview Edition: Social Media Changes Everything, and the return of Boaty McBoatface

In a preview of the next three episodes of NSFG, we learn the bottom line in using humor in social media, get pointers on mutual aid among members within your social media team, an advance look at a special episode about “The Town without Uber,” the mi...

  031 SXSW Looking Back, Looking Forward

The Governing crew compares notes on the Mayor's Summit at SXSW one last time as they make its way to the airport. We hear from a couple of mayors en route.  And David reminds us that, when emergency hits at home, a mayor is duty bound to leave the fun...