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We Love Where You Live is the Michigan Municipal League's exciting new venture into the world of podcasting. Each week, we'll bring you insightful interviews on city innovations and politics, delve into the challenges of local government finance, share our members' amazing accomplishments, and take a fresh look at stories in the League's magazine.

Listen in on your favorite device—smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop—any time it's convenient for you!

View the complete list of We Love Where You Live podcasts.

NEW! We Love Where You Live podcasts are now available on iTunes and Google Play.

Current Podcast

Governor's budget proposal, CapCon, local preemption

Governor Whitmer just released her budget proposal for 2020-2021, which sets off a whole new round of negotiations with the Legislature. The League's John LaMacchia shares his thoughts on the possibility of conversations on revenue sharing and local roads. He also touched on one of the speakers at our upcoming CapCon - Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist - and his Thriving Cities tour of the state. And the next issue of our magazine, which fill focus on local preemption, was highlighted.

 


Previous Podcasts

Economics of Place

The Economics of Place segments feature people on the cutting edge of making cities better.

Host: Dan Gilmartin, CEO & executive director, Michigan Municipal League

Listen to previous episodes.

The Community-Shaping Potential of Ride Sharing Services

Dan Gilmartin sat down with Lilly Shoup from Lyft at the Michigan Municipal League's Policy Forum on technology, smart cities and big data. Shoup shared how Lyft is looking beyond just providing an affordable, reliable transportation option. They see the ability of transportation to shape communities and the way people explore their city and interact with their fellow citizens.


SaveMICity

On the SaveMICity segments, we talk about the financial challenges facing Michigan local governments.

Host: Tony Minghine, deputy executive director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

Listen to previous episodes.

League Partnership with City of Hamtramck, School Works to Restore Historic Stadiums

Keyworth and Hamtramck stadiums have a storied history in the City of Hamtramck. Learn how the League has partnered with the City of Hamtramck, Hamtramck Public Schools, Detroit City Football Club, and others to leverage an $800,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to restore the stadiums and create a comprehensive recreation plan to serve the community, the schools, and the region.


Michigan Politics, Huh?

The Michigan Politics, Huh? segments look at Lansing politics from the perspective of a novice. What’s happening in Lansing that might impact your community?

Host: Matt Bach, director of communications, Michigan Municipal League

Listen to previous episodes.

State Representative Donna Lasinski on Civility in Local Government

State Representative Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Twp.) shared her insights on civility in local government in a session at the League's 2019 Convention in Detroit. Afterwards, she sat down for a conversation on her constructive approach to talking about communities' futures and how to get there. Very important topic in today's contentious political environment.


Review Déjà vu

The Review Déjà vu segments take a fresh look at stories that have appeared in The Review, the League's magazine.

Host: Lisa Donovan, The Review magazine editor, Michigan Municipal League

Listen to previous episodes.

Innovative Envirnomental Projects Grow Out of Michigan Green Communities Challenge

Sustainability is a key issue for many Michigan communities. The Michigan Municipal League, along with our partner organization Michigan Green Communities, brings together local governments and university staff to collaboratively learn from each other about how to move sustainability forward and participate in the annual Michigan Green Communities Challenge. The League's Shanna Draheim shares some of the amazing environmental success stories from communities across the state.


Limelight

The Limelight segments highlight the incredible work being done at the local level, the stories behind the people that do it, and topics that matter to them.

Host: Emily Kieliszewski, membership engagement specialist, Michigan Municipal League 

Listen to previous episodes.

Brenda Jones, Detroit City Council President

At the League's 2019 Convention, Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones lent her talent and expertise to several sessions. In between all those activities, our Emily Kieliszewski sat down with Jones to get her take on her path in Detroit politics, her unique experience in Congress, and her advice for women and young people interested in entering the political arena.


Monday Morning Live

Monday Morning Live - The Podcast - recreates our bi-weekly Monday Morning Live broadcast on Facebook Live in a listen-to-it-anytime podcast format.

Host: Matt Bach, director of communications, Michigan Municipal League

Listen to previous episodes.

Governor's budget proposal, CapCon, local preemption

Governor Whitmer just released her budget proposal for 2020-2021, which sets off a whole new round of negotiations with the Legislature. The League's John LaMacchia shares his thoughts on the possibility of conversations on revenue sharing and local roads. He also touched on one of the speakers at our upcoming CapCon - Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist - and his Thriving Cities tour of the state. And the next issue of our magazine, which fill focus on local preemption, was highlighted.

 

 

 

 

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