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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

Recreational Marijuana - What Should Municipalities Be Talking and Thinking About?

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. Learn more about recreational and medical marijuana on our Marijuana in Michigan page.

 


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.

Patrice Frey, President and CEO of National Main Street Center, Shares Steps to Revitalize Downtowns in the Age of Globalism

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.


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.

Why Did Michigan Lose Amazon HQ2?

Michigan made a valiant effort to lure Amazon's second headquarters to our state, but we fell short. Khalil Rahal, executive director of Wayne County Economic Development Corporation, 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.


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.

Recreational Marijuana - What Should Municipalities Be Talking and Thinking About?

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. Learn more about recreational and medical marijuana on our Marijuana in Michigan page.

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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.

Finalists for the League's 2018 Community Excellence Award

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).


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.

MML Foundation #GivingTuesday Campaign Supports 16/50 Project

This episode focuses on MML Foundation’s #GivingTuesday campaign, which is raising money for the League’s 16/50 Project. Emily chats 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. Donate here.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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