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Mondays 75: Lessons from the Field

November 17, 2020
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Again we’re hanging out with our friends from election night!  That’s right, we’re sharing some of our election night shenanigans from the live stream we did on YouTube.  You can still find the original 7 hour video there to see everyone’s backgrounds and setups but we’re cutting it down here into some more bite size bits.

On this Mondays we’re sharing our discussions with Odetta Macleish White from the Transformation Alliance in Atlanta, Robin Hutcheson of the City of Minneapolis, and Darnell Grisby from Transform.

And hosting we’ve got Jerome Horne, Chrissy Mancini Nichols, Houstonians Christof Spieler and James Llamas and of course myself!  I hope you all are enjoying these discussions if you missed them.  The full video and backgrounds are on our YouTube channel with a timeline so that you can skip to your favorite speaker if you’re so inclined.



Podcast Transcript 306: Delivering Goods Autonomously

November 8, 2020
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This week, we’re joined by Matthew Lipka, head of policy at Nuro. We chat about how autonomous delivery can help get people goods they need, the difference between transporting goods and people, and whether people can still pick their own produce.

This podcast originally appeared at Streetsblog USA and a full transcript below.

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Podcast Transcript 302: ‘Right of Way’ with Angie Schmitt

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This week, we’re chatting with Angie Schmitt about her new book “Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America” (Island Press). Schmitt, the former editor of Streetsblog USA, talks with us about why she wrote the book and what she hopes folks can take away from it.

This episode originally appeared at Streetsblog USA and a full transcript is below.

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Podcast Transcript 300: Town Planning in Practice

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This is episode 300!!  I can’t believe we made it this far! Thanks to Streetsblog for posting these shows since 2013. To celebrate, we’re sharing chapter one of our recently released audiobook “Town Planning in Practice” by Raymond Unwin. This classic from 1909 was one of the first to discuss town planning and urban design at the beginning of the 20th century.

This episode originally appeared at Streetsblog USA and a full transcript is below.

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Podcast Transcript 299: Transit in the Pandemic

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This episode, we’re chatting with David Huffaker, Chief Development Officer for the Port Authority of Allegheny County in the Pittsburgh region. David chats with us about transit operation’s during the pandemic emergency planning, the agency’s equity index and the future of streets.

First shared at Streetsblog USA, for a full transcript click below the fold.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 309: Docked to Dockless

November 4, 2020
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Below is an AI generated transcript of Talking Headways episode 309.  We will be back to clean it up but wanted to post it for those who are interested in reading or searching for topics.  You can listen to the episode by searching your podcatcher of choice for Talking Headways.

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Election Night YouTube Live Stream!

November 2, 2020

This election day in the United States join us for a live stream on YouTube with guests from around the country as we talk about transportation specific measures on local ballots.

Join us at https://www.youtube.com/user/theoverheadwire from 6ET/3PT to 1a ET/10PT to see what folks are saying about the future of transportation as we follow returns.  Follow on below for the full schedule:

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Podcast Transcript 297: Just Sustainabilities with Julian Agyeman

October 28, 2020
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In this episode, we’re joined by Julian Agyeman, professor at Tufts University, to talk about his work on equity, justice, and environmental sustainability in transportation and urban planning. We talk about food, the idea of belonging in cities, spatial justice, and reframing our language around the ideas of equity, dignity, and justice.

You can also search for keywords in any of our transcribed episodes here as well.

The full transcript for Episode 297 is below:

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Podcast Transcript 296: Stupid Ambitious in Costa Rica

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In this episode, we’re joined by Andrea San Gil Leon, director of Agile City Partners, and environmental journalist Jocelyn Timperley to talk about transportation and climate action in Costa Rica. I came across their work after Timperley wrote an expansive piece for BBC Future. We chat about Costa Rica’s climate action from forest conservation to eco-tourism and the country’s transportation challenges and potential.

You can also search for keywords in any of our transcribed episodes here as well.

The full transcript for Episode 296 is below:

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Podcast Transcript 295: Valuing Black Lives and Property

In this episode, we’re joined by Andre Perry, Metropolitan Policy Fellow at the Brookings Institution, to talk about his new book Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities. Perry talks with us about growing up in suburban Wilkinsberg, Penn., and how he crunched the numbers of Black property devaluation in U.S. cities.

You can also search for keywords in any of our transcribed episodes here as well.

The full transcript for Episode 295 is below:

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New Podcast Feature: Search Transcripts

September 18, 2020
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In addition to searching the news link archive, we now have access to search transcripts from the show, both Talking Headways and Mondays at The Overhead Wire.

If you are looking for a certain topic, type in a word, and it will start the show at that point.  Most of the transcripts aren’t edited all the way through, but it’s a pretty cool tool.  Click through to check it out.

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