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Mondays 63: Voices of Black Mayors

June 1, 2020

This week I didn’t want to say much because at this time people don’t need to listen to me talk right now.  But I did want to share some of the voices and speeches given by black mayors. CityLab put together a piece with quotes and I took the audio so you could hear their voices.

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Episode 62: Streets for Success

May 18, 2020

This week we’re joined by Chrissy Mancini Nichols to talk about some of the solutions cities are discussing to help businesses out during the Coronavirus.  You can view the un-edited full transcript here.

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Podcast Transcript: 281 – Oakland’s Coordinated Coronavirus Response

May 13, 2020

This is the full transcript for Talking Headways Episode 281.

We’re joined by Warren Logan, Policy Director of Mobility and Inter Agency Relations for the City of Oakland. Warren talks with us about Oakland’s Coronavirus response including how they came up with initiatives to respond to the crisis and some of the specific implementations such as the Slow Streets Initiative.  We dive deep into public engagement and how to think about coordination between different departments in new ways.

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Podcast Transcript: Episode 279 – Improving Behavioral Health Through Transport

The complete transcript for Episode 279 is below the fold…

We’re joined by Gail Nehls and Leslie Patterson of Envida, a nonprofit transportation and home care organization. We chat about how transportation can help those with behavioral health concerns such as opioid addictions and schizophrenia, how innovation can change people’s health outcomes, and the systems people need in rural areas to thrive.

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Mondays 59: Teddy Bear Windows

April 13, 2020

This week we chat about racial disparities in Coronavirus deaths, the coming housing crunch, and have some fun naming the Western States Pact.

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Mondays 56: Design in a Pandemic

March 23, 2020

This week Shut Ins Local #101 meets again to talk about quick transportation thinking from Seattle and Bogota while discussing urban design in the time of a pandemic.

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Episode 55 – Shelter in Place

This week we’re joined by Tracy McMillan and Chrissy Mancini Nichols. We chat about the Coronavirus and some of the changes we might see after it passes. We chat about 3d printed homes outside of Austin and some of the reasons why transit is hard to do in the US.

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Mondays 53: Tunnel Vision

March 9, 2020

This week I’m solo on the podcast talking about corporate landlords, Austin Transportation, the BQE tunnel, Indianapolis’ transit mayhem and more!

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Talking Headways Transcripts: Episode 271

March 1, 2020

We’re going to start posting transcripts for the Talking Headways podcast episodes. We did a test a week or so ago and it turned out pretty good.  So here’s episode 271 with David Levinson.  I’ve also posted the audio at the top as well.

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Mondays 53: A Different Look at Loading Docks

February 24, 2020

This week on Mondays at The Overhead Wire, Chrissy Mancini Nichols is back on the show and we talk HS2 in England, London’s congestion, Los Angeles data and disparities in urban areas in the United States.

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Transcript: Talking Headways Podcast #85

February 17, 2020

So we’ve gotten a lot of requests in the past to create transcripts, but never did it because it was either too expensive or time consuming. But I think the cost and time have come down to a place where we can start posting them. So here’s the first one (Episode 85: You Can’t Swim After the Storm) which we posted as a bonus episode over Christmas and hopefully there will be more and I’ll try to post them soon after the episodes are posted.

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Mondays 52: #TransitMascot

February 10, 2020

This week on Mondays, Ian Griffiths of Seamless Bay Area joins the show to talk about connecting the dots on transit agency integration, a national architecture executive order, and a little bit of the details on Amazon’s HQ2.

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