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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 321: A Second Bay Crossing

February 18, 2021

This week, we’re joined by Sadie Graham, BART Program Director for Link21, a rail network planning program for the San Francisco Bay Area. Graham chats about planning for a second bay crossing and the potential for a suite of projects to improve regional connectivity. We also talk about the frustrations of long term capital projects including politics, costs, and getting it done before you retire.

Below the fold is a full unedited transcript.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 320: Mopeds to Go

February 10, 2021

This week we’re joined by Haley Rubinson, Vice President of Business Development at Revel.  We talk about why mopeds work for urban mobility, the dominance of automobiles in discussions about transportation, and if land use plays a part in adoption trends.

Below is a full unedited transcript of the episode.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 317: Transportation and Law Part 2

January 20, 2021

This week we’re headed back to the Iowa Law Review’s Symposium The Future of Law and Transportation. In Part 2 of this series, Professor Jonathan Levine moderates a panel of four including Professor David Prytherch, Professor Jamila Jefferson-Jones, Professor Tara Goddard, and Professor Vanessa Casado Perez on the topic of Rights of Way and Public Space.

Below is the full unedited transcript for episode 317.  We’ll come back and fix when we’ve finished editing!

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 316: Intro to the City

January 13, 2021

This week we’re joined by Professor Sean Benesh to talk about his new book Intro to the City. We chat about his love of Pre-Colombian cities, how being an ordained pastor connects to his urban thinking, and some thoughts about opening your mind when it comes to place.

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Mondays 78: Mayor Pete

December 21, 2020

This week Chrissy Mancini Nichols and Jerome Horne join the show to talk about the nomination of former South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg to the post of Transportation Secretary. That’s it, that’s the topic on this end of the year Mondays at The Overhead Wire.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 314: Infrastructure Only Limited by Our Imagination

December 16, 2020

This week we’re talking with Katy Knight, Executive Director of the Siegel Family Endowment. We chat about the endowment’s recent Infrastructure report entitled Rebuilding America: The Road Ahead which discusses a future where digital, physical, and social infrastructure connect. Katy talks with us about the importance of governance, the two way conversations we should be having with elected officials, distributing investments intelligently, and the importance of greater thinking about social infrastructure.

Click below the fold for the full unedited transcript.  We’ll edit this in the next few weeks.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 313: Location Does Matter

December 9, 2020

This week on the Talking Headways podcast we’re joined by Carrie Makarewicz, Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver, Prentiss Dantzler, Assistant Professor at Georgia State University, and Arlie Adkins, Associate Professor at The University of Arizona to talk about their paper in Housing Policy Debate:  Another Look at Location Affordability: Understanding the Detailed Effects of Income and Urban Form on Housing and Transportation Expenditures.

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(Unedited) Podcast Transcript 312: Building Community in North Philly

December 3, 2020

This week on the podcast we’re joined by Nilda Ruiz, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Rose Gray, Senior Vice President, Community and Economic Development, both at APM (The Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha or Association of Puerto Ricans on the March). We chat about their LEED Platinum TOD and the community health benefits it confers in North Philadelphia as well as the community work and organizing they do for neighborhood residents. We also chat about the importance of transportation and the impacts of the current pandemic.

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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 307: The Ghost Road

November 9, 2020

This week we’re chatting with Anthony Townsend about his book Ghost Road: Beyond The Driverless Car.  We talk about the potential scary future financialization of transportation could create, how the pandemic has shot delivery automation into the future, and what the potential future of self driving vehicles could mean for urban form.

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