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Best Livability podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Livability podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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Sometimes challenging, often disturbing, occasionally absurd, always timely: Criminal Injustice explores the most complex and urgent issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system in conversation with the field's most knowledgeable experts. Professor David Harris and guests take on everything from racial bias to use of force... from surveillance technology to mass incarceration... and from police abuse and misconduct to the astonishing, frequently hilarious misdeeds of "Lawyers Behaving Badl ...
 
Redesign Reading is a community development corporation located in the City of Reading Pennsylvania. Through an asset-based approach to community economic development, we focus on the identification of underutilized resources and matching them with social entrepreneurial energy. We are reinventing economic development by employing strategic innovations in the great neighborhoods of Reading.
 
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Part II of the conversation with Larry Beasley and Jonathan Barnett. Why do we even live in cities? There's been a lot of criticism about them during the pandemic which makes this the perfect time to reflect on this very question. Larry and Jonathan discuss this and much more in this second half of the conversation, the first half from two weeks ag…
 
Pittsburgh has been named America’s most livable city many times over by magazines and ratings guides. And it is pretty great. At least, for people like me. What is it like for African American residents? And why are their experiences with our police so different than mine? Our guest is the Reverend Dr. John Welch, former Vice President and Dean of…
 
We were joined by Assistant Professor in Geography, Trinity College Dublin, Philip Lawton, to look into how are cities evolve. Philip talks us through the ideas around the Tech City, the Alternative Livable City and how the market operates within both. We discuss co-living vs creative density, cycling infrastructure vs car culture and how Covid-19 …
 
This Reboot Republic Podcast discusses the failings of the Government's new rental legislation to protect tenants and the need for greater measures to help those in rent arrears. We talk to Ann-Marie O Reilly and Gavin Elliott from Threshold about the new Bill which removes the COVID ban on evictions and rent freeze for most tenants. We ask why the…
 
Today we are joined by Peace Commissioner and Experience Legal Executive, Roman Shortall, who spoke to #Liveline earlier in the week highlighting how he and his family were targeted at Dublin airport by SIU officers from An Garda Siochana and the Department of Social Protection.Roman's account has unearthed a scandal that is forcing the new governm…
 
Has God protected His Word, and do we still have it today? In this episode we look into how God has preserved the original words of the New Testament, and how we can be prepared when Mormons, Muslims, and Atheists make the claim that we have a corrupted Bible. If the Bible is the Word of God, we should know how to defend its legitimacy and also be …
 
Homelessness in this country is a national outrage and with the loss of another life today we thought we'd talk about it. We also discuss the cruelty of Direct Provision, Taoiseach 1a vs Taoiseach 1b, the Alternative Government looking Alt-wrong at the moment and why viewing those on welfare as unproductive economic units isn't a bad strategy for a…
 
This week we're joined by Andre Perry, Metropolitan Policy Fellow at Brookings, to talk about his new book Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities. Andre talks with us about growing up in Wilkinsberg PA and how he crunched the numbers of Black property devaluation in US cities.…
 
This week on the podcast we have a bunch of things to chat about! Odds and Ends Asheville Reparations - Asheville Citizen Times 45,000 underutilized buildings - Harvard Business Review Wealthier Americans have higher emissions - TreeHugger Positives of telecommuting - Scientific American Negatives of telecommuting - The Conversation Naming heat wav…
 
Green Party TD for Dublin Central, Neasa Hourigan, recently joined Rory and Martin to talk about her own decision to not support the program for government and the fallout from that. We discuss the ambitions the Greens have for this government and why they feel it is better to be in the room disagreeing than on the opposition benches. Neasa also ta…
 
Late last week we did a Tortoise Shack Live Pod with Hedge Fund Manager, Economist and Co-Author of the new book Angrynomics, Eric Lonergan. We go into the differences between tribal anger and righteous anger and how sometimes anger is a very good thing. We dive into the some of the debates in the book around neoliberal capitalism and inequality, t…
 
In leaving the Green Party, Saoirse McHugh did what she always said that she would do, which is rare in Irish Politics. She joined us to talk about it all. We discuss the last few years, the bullying and battles within the Greens, the new Just Transition Greens grouping, the anger she invokes in the Centrist Dads and why she believes that democracy…
 
How do we know what should and should not be included in our Bibles? As Christians, we need to be aware of important textual variants in the Bible, and we need to know what we believe about them. There are three major textual variants that most likely were not a part of the original New Testament manuscripts: Mark 16:9-20, John 7:53-8:11, and 1 Joh…
 
If you were in a position to lead a plan to make your city more livable, how would you do it, what would you do? How would you go about instilling your vision for greater livability but in close collaboration with your fellow city residents, how would you do that? My two guests today for part one of a two part series did not have the luxury of doin…
 
Context is everything, be it a 'Win' for Ireland with #AppleTax, a 'Good Day' for the Data Protection Commissioners in the #MaxSchrems case or a 'We're all human' nap during a vote on workers rights. When you strip back the spin, the wins, the good days and the we're all human naps, are not good news for Irish citizens particularly in the context o…
 
How can we know what the original New Testament documents said? We do not have the original autographs of the New Testament authors. This has caused many to claim that we cannot know what they originally wrote and that the New Testament has been lost through many translations and transmissions. However, the science of textual criticism has much to …
 
This week on the podcast we're joined by Rob Goodspeed, Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan. Rob joins us to talk about his new book Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions. We chat about early origins of scenario planning, planning vs forecasting, and metrics used to compare scenario effectiveness.…
 
After the Global Financial Crisis two powerful narratives developed:1. That our problem was a greedy Public Sector2. That austerity was the only solution.Our guest in The Tortoise Shack is author of ‘Overpaid’ and ‘inefficient’: print media framings of the public sector in The Irish Times and The Irish Independent during the financial crisis, Dr Ai…
 
Reboot Republic is two years old and to mark the occasion we are joined by the guest with the most podcast appearances, SIPTU researcher and political economy commentator, Michael Taft. We discuss the new Government and the claims that they are radical centrist and what that means. We also talk about the Apple Tax ruling and what will happen no mat…
 
This week on the show Tracy McMillan joins us to talk about her move to Phoenix, what we're up to during the pandemic, and flood maps! Odds and Ends! Ghost Kitchens - New Yorker Changing Flood Risks - New York Times Search for your flood risk - Floodfactor.com Advocates withdraw freeway support - Willamette Week Phoenix dealing with climate change,…
 
With incidents of serious injuries and deaths at the hands of police, cities face the costs of settlements and jury verdicts. Some of these cases mean millions of dollars paid. How do cities pay for this? What does it mean to city budgets? And how is it that someone is making money off of this? Our guest is Brentin Mock, veteran journalist; he’ll d…
 
There has not been a single conviction for human trafficking in Ireland. Not one. We are joined in the tortoise shack by CEO of The Immigration Council of Ireland, Brian Killoran, to talk about how a country that was recently identified as a key location for this heinous crime does not appear to be taking it seriously. Brian had some slight audio i…
 
In addition to the New Testament, there are many Non-Christian sources that document Jesus' life and the existence of the early church. In this episode we investigate ten Non-Christian sources from the ancient world and compare what they say with what the New Testament says. This is an important aspect of discovering historical authenticity. The id…
 
A new job, a new virus and now a new Government; Political Correspondent with the Irish Examiner, Aoife-Grace Moore, has had a lot to deal with in the last few months. She gives us a look into the role and how Covid changed so much. We also discuss the 145 days to government formation, Sinn Féin, the Left leaning opposition (as well as the oppositi…
 
At a very basic level the public have a right to know what is done with their money. Reporter, Director of @RightToKnowIE, lecturer at TUD and FOI expert, Ken Foxe was back on the pod to talk FOI, transparency and accountability. He delves into the recent changes that have made things more difficult and explains that while most of the public seem n…
 
As they say, a picture is worth 1000 words. And when something in your neighborhood or your city has been a certain way for decades or even hundreds of years, it’s easy to forget that a physical place or the places where neighbors come together to know one another can, in fact, change for the better. But this is exactly the power of reimagining wha…
 
We are joined in the #TortoiseShack by Gerald Nash TD and Professor Eoin Daly, Lecturer above the bar, School of Law, NUI Galway to discuss the recent controversial High Court judgment which ruled, as unconstitutional, legislation which allowed for the regulation of wages in specific economic sectors - Náisiúnta Leictreach Contraitheoir Eireann v. …
 
What clues are there that the New Testament was written by eyewitnesses? In this episode we investigate the internal evidence of the New Testament documents to see if we can make the case that they had to be written by people who experienced the events they explain. There are many embarrassing portions of Scripture, historically accurate depictions…
 
The Greens voted overwhelmingly for the Program for Government, but while they are now in government, the divisive nature of the debate hasn't been addressed by the excluding of all of the members who spoke out against what is, in our opinion,a bad deal.Joining us in The Tortoise Shack is Green Party and Cork City Councillor, Lorna Bogue. We discus…
 
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