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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

Congressman Dan Kildee on the the Importance of Federal Investment in Communities

Tony Minghine talks with Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) about his ideas for promoting a national agenda around strengthening communities. From the federal standpoint, we should plan for investment in communities and ensure less volatility as the economy goes through up and down cycles.

 


Previous Podcasts

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.

Retrospective with Bill Mathewson, Recently Retired General Counsel for Michigan Municipal League

Dan Gilmartin talks with Bill Mathewson within days of his retirement after 40 years with the Michigan Municipal League. They chat about all the changes Bill has seen in local, state, and federal government over the past four decades and which issues and people made an impression on him.


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.

Congressman Dan Kildee on the the Importance of Federal Investment in Communities

Tony talks with Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) about his ideas for promoting a national agenda around strengthening communities. From the federal standpoint, we should plan for investment in communities and ensure less volatility as the economy goes through up and down cycles.


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 Senator Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City)

Matt Bach sits down with Sen. Wayne Schmidt in his hometown of Traverse City to talk about a variety of challenges facing Michigan communities, including affordable housing, road funding, and revenue sharing. Sen. Schmidt also gives some insight into how legislatiors are receiving the message of Michigan Municipal League's SaveMICity initiative. 


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.

The Plaza at Cadillac Commons - 2017 Communityy Excellence Awards Finalist

The Plaza at Cadillac Commons was a finalist in Michigan Municipal League's 2017 Community Excellence Awards competition. Mayor Filkins shares how The Plaza at Cadillac Commons got its start with the League's PlacePlans program and is now revitalizing a key area between downtown and the waterfront. Read more in the upcoming Nov/Dec 2018 issue of The Review.

Bicycling Means Business and Friendship in Wayne, Michigan - 2017 Community Excellence Awards Finalist

Bicycling Means Business and Friendship in Wayne, Michigan was a finalist in Michigan Municipal League's 2017 Community Excellence Awards competition. Brian Ewanciw shares how the Wayne Bicycle Club got started and the benefits it has generated for participants and the city as a whole. Read more in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of The Review.

 


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.

Deb Stuart, City Administrator, City of Mason

Deb Stuart  was the recipient of the League’s 2018 Community Builder Award. She discusses her work with MEDC and the transition to municipal management, her advice for women in government, and the City of Mason’s unique characteristics that make it a desirable place for residents and businesses.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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