City Council Chronicles

By Michael Karlik

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The world's #1 podcast about city council meetings. Entertaining interviews about city council meetings across the globe by Michael Karlik every Sunday. City council meeting reviews, "Best Thing, Worst Thing" project, and more at www.councilchronicles.com

Episode Date
City Council Chronicles 79: Janet Diaz -- Lancaster, PA Councilwoman
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2a6665cf-78c9-5b47-853e-6a244263fa27">Janet Diaz--Lancaster, PA councilwoman--reveals why the council has chosen to give their commenters a bit more anonymity, and her own suspicions about being stalked. She gives advice on how to handle explosive confrontations running high with emotion and avoiding an escalation.</span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Listen to the newest project from City Council Chronicles, the eight-part "Tear It Down" audio story, available at www.tearitdownpodcast.com.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span>license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com</a></div>
Jun 19, 2018
City Council Chronicles 79: Kyle Schlachter -- Littleton, CO Council Member
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2a6665cf-78c9-5b47-853e-6a244263fa27">Kyle Schlachter--Littleton, CO council member--is disappointed that his council voted away their right to be unpaid police officers earlier this year. However, he has gained free snacks at meetings thanks to the new mayor. We also discussed what happens when commenters accuse him of violating the charter.</span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Listen to the newest project from City Council Chronicles, the eight-part "Tear It Down" audio story, available at www.tearitdownpodcast.com.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span>license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com</a></div>
Jun 09, 2018
City Council Chronicles 78: Breea Clark -- Norman, OK Councilmember
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2a6665cf-78c9-5b47-853e-6a244263fa27">Breea Clark--Norman, OK councilmember--pinpoints the exact meeting when her relationship with her fellow council members changed. She remembers the discomfort when council reexamined a racist street name and talks about whether it's okay to cut off hate speech at a council meeting.</span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Listen to the newest project from City Council Chronicles, the eight-part "Tear It Down" audio story, available at www.tearitdownpodcast.com.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com</a></div>
Jun 02, 2018
"Tear It Down" Explained
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2a6665cf-78c9-5b47-853e-6a244263fa27">Two weeks ago was the release of "Tear It Down," an eight-part podcast telling the story of the city government in North College Hill, Ohio. In this episode, Michael Karlik explains how the project came together.</span></p> <p>Website: www.tearitdownpodcast.com</p> <p>Twitter and Facebook: @tearitdownpod</p> <p>Route Fifty write-up: https://www.routefifty.com/management/2018/05/documenting-one-local-governments-long-history-dysfunction/148282/</p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com</a></div>
May 26, 2018
Preview of "Tear It Down"
<p><span>Years before “drain the swamp” became a rallying cry for Donald Trump, a small group of concerned citizens banded together to change the direction of their city. They began winning elections and eventually gained control. But they used their power to do more than clean up the government--and chaos ensued. Michael Karlik narrates an eight-part story debuting on May 10. Visit tearitdownpodcast.com.</span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p>
Apr 23, 2018
City Council Chronicles 77: Michele Martinez -- Santa Ana, CA Mayor Pro Tem
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2a6665cf-78c9-5b47-853e-6a244263fa27">Michele Martinez--Santa Ana, CA mayor pro tem--has some scathing commentary on the behavior she sees, including how the mayor makes people wait hours for public comment, how people held a meeting via text message in violation of California law, and how one person in particular skips meetings without excuses.</span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com</a></div>
Apr 14, 2018
City Council Chronicles: The Chronicles on “60 Minutes”
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2a6665cf-91ec-2ff5-7896-3456d562d0d2"></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>In the biggest exposé of the year, Michael Karlik appears on “60 Minutes” to blow the whistle on city council meeting. You will hear excerpts from the interviews of Matthew Green, Allison Hiltz, Marian Orr, C. Brandon Chapman, and Khalid Bey.</span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com</a></div>
Apr 07, 2018
City Council Chronicles 76: Justin Outling -- Greensboro, NC Council Member
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2a6665cf-78c9-5b47-853e-6a244263fa27"><span>Justin Outling--Greensboro, NC council member--has been in the room during a barrage of controversies: the transgender bathroom bill, an apology for KKK violence, and the screening of police body cam footage in a meeting. We discuss his focus on results and why he avoids doing and saying things in meetings just to feel good.</span></span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com</a></div>
Mar 31, 2018
City Council Chronicles 75: C. Brandon Chapman -- Pullman, WA Councilmember
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-e6e8fac2-5358-fb20-4a63-721abaad08eb"><span>Brandon Chapman--Pullman, WA councilmember--is a longtime listener of the podcast and describes it as </span><span>“</span><span>professional development</span><span>”</span><span> for city council members. To that end, why, naturally we talked about art! He gives his thoughts on Van Gogh, impressionism, and what makes a good municipal utility box painting.</span></span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Airport Lounge - Disco Ultralounge</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100806">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100806</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> </div>
Mar 24, 2018
City Council Chronicles 74: Michael McQuillen -- Indianapolis, IN Councilor
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-55a92ffe-2fd5-030f-0c22-d2867c58df63"><span>Michael McQuillen--Indianapolis, IN councilor--discusses his philosophy of voting early and decisively in meetings as opposed to dawdling. Plus, we talk about partisan rule changes and attempts to oust the council president. There is never a dull moment! Oh, and did I mention his perfect attendance award?</span></span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com</a></div>
Mar 17, 2018
City Council Chronicles 73: Allison Hiltz -- Aurora, CO Council Member
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-bbc7110d-c3db-828d-b49d-c0aac1b746fa">Allison Hiltz--Aurora, Colorado council member--discusses whether Aurora is in fact an </span>"initiative-killing council." She explains her dissatisfaction with some sentiments expressed toward residents in council meetings and what happened when a group of Girl Scouts tried to propose an ordinance.</p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com</a></div>
Mar 11, 2018
City Council Chronicles 72: Andrea Reimer -- Vancouver, BC Councilor
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-bbc7110d-c3db-828d-b49d-c0aac1b746fa">Andrea Reimer--Vancouver, BC councilor--discusses why her council raises incredible numbers of points of order and whether it is disruptive. Plus, we talk about her quick thinking when she adjourned a meeting in the face of a fire and her mediation after a contentious council meeting.</span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com</a></div>
Mar 04, 2018
City Council Chronicles 71: Dylan Bressey -- Grande Prairie, AB Councilor
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-bbc7110d-c3db-828d-b49d-c0aac1b746fa"><span>Dylan Bressey--Grande Prairie, AB councilor--maintains the gold standard of city councilor websites, writing about every aspect of his meetings and answering FAQs about how they work. We make a friendly bet, teach people how to present to the city council, and reveal his custom-made council gift.</span></span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com</a></div>
Feb 24, 2018
City Council Chronicles 70: Khalid Bey -- Syracuse, NY Councilor
<p>Khalid Bey--Syracuse, NY councilor--has several frustrations with how his council operates: from the private caucus meetings that are problematic for open meetings law; receiving agendas 24 hours before a meeting; and the inability of the public to see the behavior he sees in meetings. We talk about how to make some things better, and which problems aren't going away.<span> </span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Constance - The Descent</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100850" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100850</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> </div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div>
Feb 18, 2018
City Council Chronicles 69: Derek Silva -- Middlesex Centre, ON Councilor
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-89d4b66b-7b28-4c52-42d3-78a9d7c1cfa5"><span>Derek Silva--Middlesex Centre, ON councilor--is highly confident that his council will have video streamed meetings by the end of the year. We discuss the raging controversy over meeting start times, why many split votes go unrecorded, and about the infamous "DaleTV" studio in neighboring London.</span></span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Readers! Do You Read</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Chris Zabriskie</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a target="blank" href="http://chriszabriskie.com/reappear/">http://chriszabriskie.com/reappear/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://chriszabriskie.com/">http://chriszabriskie.com/</a></div> </div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Running Waters Full Band</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Audionautix</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://audionautix.com/">http://audionautix.com/</a></div> </div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> </div> </div>
Feb 11, 2018
City Council Chronicles 68: Vanessa Fleisch -- Peachtree City, GA Mayor
<p>Vanessa Fleisch--Peachtree City, GA mayor--takes a field trip with me on her city's 100 miles of golf cart paths. We discuss her highly-detailed meeting minutes, the explosive council meetings under a controversial former mayor, and a perplexingly-long council oath. Cameos by past podcast guests San Jose, CA Council Member Lan Diep and Edinburgh, Scotland Councilor Susan Rae.</p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Mall Walker</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Audionautix</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://audionautix.com/" target="blank">http://audionautix.com/</a></div> </div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Plantation</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Audionautix</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://audionautix.com/" target="blank">http://audionautix.com/</a></div> </div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Lone Harvest</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100409" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100409</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> </div> <div class="music-attribution license"> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Echoes of Time v2</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300030" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300030</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> </div> </div> </div>
Feb 04, 2018
State of the City Council Meetings Address 2018
<p>It is the biggest night of the year! Michael Karlik addresses Congress about the wild state of our city council meetings. There are updates on the upward movement of past guests and excerpts from the interviews of Esmeralda Soria, Jimmy Stathatos, Alberto Garcia, Lesley Alexander, and Jesse Kiehl.</p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p>
Jan 28, 2018
City Council Chronicles 67: Elaine Hays -- Amarillo, TX Councilmember
<p>Elaine Hays--Amarillo, TX councilmember--and her four other colleagues were ALL first-timers when they took office in 2017. We cover all of the changes these fresh faces made to the meetings, including altering the seating chart and having the mayor assign homework. Plus, one public commenter who told the mayor he's in love with her!</p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Ecstasy X</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Audionautix</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://audionautix.com/" target="blank">http://audionautix.com/</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div>
Jan 21, 2018
City Council Chronicles 66: Colby Sledge -- Nashville, TN Councilman
<p>Colby Sledge--Nashville, TN councilman--has a whopping 39 other people on his metro council, so naturally we go nuts dissecting the procedural quirks of such a large body. Plus, what is "councilmanic courtesy?" And why are there no "councilwomen" in Nashville? We go over these unwritten council rules and many more.</p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Doh De Oh</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100255">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100255</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> </div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Boxcar Rag</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Audionautix</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://audionautix.com/">http://audionautix.com/</a></div> </div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div>
Jan 14, 2018
City Council Chronicles 65: Alberto Garcia -- Westminster, CO Former Councilor
<p>Alberto Garcia--Westminster, CO former councilor--gets candid about the things that would grind his gears at council meetings. We talk about how surprisingly controversial garbage collection was, then relive a wild series of meetings prompted by a councilor's inflammatory comments.</p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Pendulum Waltz</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Audionautix</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://audionautix.com/">http://audionautix.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> </div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Folk Round</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100357">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100357</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> </div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Hackerland</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Twin Musicom</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a target="blank" href="http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/292/hackerland">http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/292/hackerland</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://www.twinmusicom.org/">http://www.twinmusicom.org</a></div> </div>
Jan 07, 2018
City Council Chronicles 64: Jennifer Passey -- Fairfax, VA Councilmember
<p>Jennifer Passey--Fairfax, VA councilmember--was elected three months ago and her council meetings have been pretty normal. EXCEPT for the guns in meetings issue. And EXCEPT for the vice mayor controversy. And EXCEPT for me grilling her about my childhood dog and high school crush.</p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweet.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/</a></div>
Dec 31, 2017
A Very Council Christmas: The Chronicles' Holiday Special
<div><span>A special guest drops by to review the most festive city council moments of 2017. We hear about a recall in Missouri, witty repartee in New Zealand, scrutiny in London, "Hallelujah" in British Columbia, catchphrases in Alabama, and a coming-out story in Idaho.</span></div> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Deck the Halls B</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100368">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100368</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> </div>
Dec 24, 2017
City Council Chronicles 63: Esmeralda Soria -- Fresno, CA Councilmember
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-623ea83c-0dec-9c17-38a7-ba68e4315bad">Esmeralda Soria--Fresno, CA councilmember--had to watch nearly four dozen impassioned citizens argue for or against displaying "In God We Trust" in the council chamber. She discusses whether that fight could have been avoided, and about the council member who instigated it. Plus, we talk gift-giving and animal adoption.</span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Bump in the Night - Supernatural Haunting</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100789" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100789</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> </div> <div class="music-attribution license"></div>
Dec 17, 2017
City Council Chronicles 62: Jesse Kiehl -- Juneau, AK Assembly Member
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-623ea83c-0dec-9c17-38a7-ba68e4315bad">Jesse Kiehl--Juneau, AK Assembly Member--is optimistic about getting cameras in his meetings next year. We talk about the styles of past mayors, the difference between the Assembly and the Alaska legislature, and a disturbing incident that happened mere feet from the council chamber.</span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Jingle Bells</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100187">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100187</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Chance, Luck, Errors in Nature, Fate, Destruction As a Finale</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Chris Zabriskie</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a target="blank" href="http://chriszabriskie.com/reappear/">http://chriszabriskie.com/reappear/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://chriszabriskie.com/">http://chriszabriskie.com/</a></div> </div>
Dec 10, 2017
City Council Chronicles Promo 2017
<p>Promotional ad for the City Council Chronicles podcast.</p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <p>News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com/</p>
Dec 07, 2017
City Council Chronicles 61: Lesley Alexander -- Bristol, UK Lord Mayor
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-623ea83c-0dec-9c17-38a7-ba68e4315bad"><span>Lesley Alexander--Bristol, UK Lord Mayor--explains the difference between herself and the elected mayor. (Spoiler: she has a mansion and he has aggravation.) She reveals her experience facing down an assailant outside a council meeting and agrees to make one small change in the way she runs Bristol's meetings.</span></span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution-no-monetization-section"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">News Theme</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <p><span class="attribution_title">Darkness is Coming</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>) Source: <a href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100584" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100584</a> Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/</a></p> <p> </p> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Life in Romance</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Twin Musicom</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://www.twinmusicom.org/" target="blank">http://www.twinmusicom.org/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution track"></div>
Dec 03, 2017
City Council Chronicles 60: Matthew Green -- Hamilton, ON Councilor
<p>Matthew Green--Hamilton, ON councilor--is enthusiastically in favor of video recording council meetings. He says it holds people accountable for their less-than-polite behavior. He also describes how having a rotating deputy mayor who runs the council meetings is ill-advised.</p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <p>News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com/</p> <p> </p> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Deliberate Thought</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution track"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100189" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100189</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> </div>
Nov 26, 2017
Best of "Best Thing, Worst Thing"
<p>We visited 12 cities and towns asking about the best and worst things. This episode contains excerpts from Colby, KS; Las Cruces, NM; Pittsburgh, PA; and Toronto, ON in a study of what makes cities liveable. Full series at www.councilchronicles.com/bestworst.<br /><br />City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p><br />Graphic design by Ben Wasserman. Twitter: @benwassertweet. E-mail: wasserman.benjamin@gmail.com.</p> <p> </p> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Green Leaves</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Audionautix</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://audionautix.com/">http://audionautix.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <p>Additional music by bensound.com</p>
Nov 22, 2017
"A Higher Expectation": The Council Meeting and the Confession
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-69a96124-cb7c-3090-c323-7a187700fe50"></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Boise's city council meeting on November 13, 2012 was jam-packed with people to testify on a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance. But one citizen didn't just have a comment. She had a surprise. Tabitha Osteen shares her story of what that meeting meant for her life. Plus, an update on the Listener's List from Richmond, Virginia.</span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Follow on Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <p>News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com</p> <p> </p> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">High Tension</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Audionautix</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://audionautix.com/">http://audionautix.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Chance, Luck, Errors in Nature, Fate, Destruction As a Finale</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Chris Zabriskie</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a target="blank" href="http://chriszabriskie.com/reappear/">http://chriszabriskie.com/reappear/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://chriszabriskie.com/">http://chriszabriskie.com/</a></div> </div>
Nov 19, 2017
City Council Chronicles 59: Mike Clay -- Port Moody, BC Mayor
<p>Mike Clay--Port Moody, BC mayor--once reenacted a 100-year-old council meeting. We listen to the entertaining characters who popped up, as well as some beautiful music at his council meetings. Plus, why is he called "Your Worship?"</p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <p>News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com/</p> <p> </p> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Heart of the Beast</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100209" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100209</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> <p> </p>
Nov 12, 2017
City Council Chronicles 58: Margaret Abe-Koga -- Mountain View, CA Councilmember
<div><span id="gmail-docs-internal-guid-de86218b-3813-acd1-7a0f-7be059655351"> <p dir="ltr">Margaret Abe-Koga--Mountain View, CA councilmember--shares a fascinating insight: citizens notice whether their representatives speak up during council meetings. She talks about how she went from being "too nice" to her confrontation with Google at 1:15 a.m.</p> </span></div> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Follow on Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <p>News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com</p> <p> </p> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Dance of Deception</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100271">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100271</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Home Base Groove</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100563">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100563</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://incompetech.com/">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Clowning Around</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Audionautix</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://audionautix.com/">http://audionautix.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Happy Strummin</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Audionautix</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://audionautix.com/">http://audionautix.com/</a></div>
Nov 04, 2017
City Council Chronicles 57: Pat Martel -- Daly City, CA City Manager
<div><span id="gmail-docs-internal-guid-de86218b-3813-acd1-7a0f-7be059655351"> <p dir="ltr">Patricia "Pat" Martel--Daly City, CA city manager--and I discuss the elaborate dance a city official must go through when they phone into a council meeting. Plus, we talk about the role of staff in combating "fake news" and whether she would take a bullet for her council.</p> </span></div> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Follow on Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <p>News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com</p>
Oct 28, 2017
City Council Chronicles 56: Lauren McLean -- Boise, ID Council Member
<div><span id="gmail-docs-internal-guid-de86218b-3813-acd1-7a0f-7be059655351"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Lauren McLean--Boise, ID council member--reveals the similarities between Scottish Highland dancing and her city council meetings. Plus, we relive one lengthy council meeting from 2012 where a huge crowd of people showed up to testify on an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance.</span></p> </span></div> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Follow on Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <p>News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com</p> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Spanish Summer</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Audionautix</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://audionautix.com/" target="blank">http://audionautix.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Ambush - The Descent</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100334" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100334</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Other music by bensound.com.</div> <div class="music-attribution license"></div>
Oct 21, 2017
City Council Chronicles 55: Noah Hobbs -- Duluth, MN Councilor
0:38:50
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-ae8f4df2-8154-b891-5949-5cca616f2985">Noah Hobbs--Duluth, MN councilor--explains his desire for the city council to steer away from headline-grabbing symbolic gestures. We also simulate how to cut off a rambling public commenter and I give him my vocal submission for the Duluth "Distinguished Artist Award."</span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Follow on Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <p>News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com</p> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Prelude No. 18</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Chris Zabriskie</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a target="blank" href="http://chriszabriskie.com/preludes/">http://chriszabriskie.com/preludes/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://chriszabriskie.com/">http://chriszabriskie.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">One Fine Day</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Audionautix</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a target="blank" href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a target="blank" href="http://audionautix.com/">http://audionautix.com/</a></div>
Oct 14, 2017
City Council Chronicles Special Episode: Best Thing, Worst Thing -- Pittsburgh, PA
1:02:23
<p><span>We visit Pittsburgh, the former steel-manufacturing hub in Western Pennsylvania. The home of three rivers, strong sports teams, and multiple universities, we see a high school girls' team construct robots for a competition. We also attend a picnic, visit the top of a mountain, and worship with a Baptist church.</span><br /><br /><span>Episode sponsor: ELGL.org's Diversity Dashboard -- An effort to improve diversity in local government leadership. Check out the project and Kickstarter campaign here: </span>http://elgl.org/diversity-dashboard-2/</p> <p><span>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik. </span><br /><br /><span>Graphic design by Ben Wasserman. Twitter: @benwassertweet. E-mail: wasserman.benjamin@gmail.com. </span></p> <p><span></span>Poetry by Cameron Barnett (and book pre-order): https://cameronbarnettpoet.wordpress.com/<br /><br /><span>Music credits: </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Cattails - Thatched Villagers</span><span> by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (</span><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/"><span>https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</span></a><span>)</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Source: </span><a href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100743"><span>http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100743</span></a></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Artist: </span><a href="http://incompetech.com/"><span>http://incompetech.com/</span></a></p> <p><strong><br /></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Cylinder One</span><span> by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (</span><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/"><span>https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</span></a><span>)</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Source: </span><a href="http://chriszabriskie.com/cylinders/"><span>http://chriszabriskie.com/cylinders/</span></a></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Artist: </span><a href="http://chriszabriskie.com/"><span>http://chriszabriskie.com/</span></a></p> <p><strong><br /></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brookers Blues</span><span> by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (</span><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/"><span>https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</span></a><span>)</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Artist: </span><a href="http://audionautix.com/"><span>http://audionautix.com/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p>Ambiment - The Ambient by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Source: </span><a href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100630"><span>http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100630</span></a></p> <p><span>Artist: </span><a href="http://incompetech.com/"><span>http://incompetech.com/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span>Additional music by bensound.com</span></p>
Oct 07, 2017
Listener's List: A Very Texas Proposal
0:14:07
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-ae8f4df2-8154-b891-5949-5cca616f2985">Something amazing happened at the Flower Mound, TX town council meeting on September 18, 2017 and town manager Jimmy Stathatos joins us to give the play-by-play.</span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Follow on Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <p>News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com</p>
Oct 03, 2017
City Council Chronicles 54: Michael Qaqish -- Ottawa, ON Councilor
0:34:40
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-ae8f4df2-8154-b891-5949-5cca616f2985">Michael Qaqish--Ottawa, ON councilor--explains why some councilors switch to another language in the middle of council meetings. Plus, I ask him about his not-so-secret council romance and offer my services to sing the Canadian anthem at a meeting.</span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the world. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Follow on Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <p>News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com</p> <p>Other music by bensound.com.</p>
Sep 30, 2017
City Council Chronicles 53: Jennette Arnold, OBE -- London, UK Assembly Chair
0:38:25
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-ae8f4df2-8154-b891-5949-5cca616f2985">Jennette Arnold, OBE--London, England Assembly chair--moderates the Q&amp;A sessions with the mayor, known as "scrutiny." She talks about what happens if a member gets too unruly and about the times she was cheered on by the crowd as she grilled the mayor. Also, we get an update from last week's episode about whether Levon Manzie played my new catchphrases in the Mobile, Alabama city council meeting.</span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United States and Canada. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Follow on Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <p>News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com</p>
Sep 23, 2017
City Council Chronicles 52: Levon Manzie -- Mobile, AL Council Member
0:37:27
<p><span id="docs-internal-guid-ae8f4df2-8154-b891-5949-5cca616f2985"><span>Levon Manzie--Mobile, AL council member--has a so-so catchphrase for District 2. But I give him a few more supercharged catchphrases to use at council meetings. He is a reverend, so naturally we discuss the role of prayer in meetings. Plus: whether it's okay to bend the rules and the reasons why council members make announcements.</span></span></p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United States and Canada. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <p>News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com</p>
Sep 16, 2017
One-Year Anniversary Episode: City Council Highlights
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<p>The podcast is one year old! We relive some of the most entertaining interviews: Carrie Tergin (feat. International City Hall Selfie Day), Corey Branch, Michael Sun (feat. the "Shosholoza"), Alexander Gothard, and Rebecca Casper.</p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United States and Canada. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Thank you to the following people for your iTunes reviews:</p> <p>neutralfan12324, Rick Sarzguard, NotPatReilly, tellsjokes, Mo_Poppins, Jbower4, MAndersonComedy, Penny492, DRS7051, Kyle Morck, Jordan Raybould, bossofbam, DMPiccolo, reojames, DoomerT, Dbear15, EJspera, bbbbbbblllllll, Nonprofit E.D., SirStyles, Shabadoo99, BenBNC, The Monday American, ClockDodgersPodcast, StochasticLife, Just another d20something, PodCast of 1000s, Ahimsa54, thelonegun, DLawn1</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Echoes of Time</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300029" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300029</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Brandenburg Concerto No4-1 BWV1049 - Classical Whimsical</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100303" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100303</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> </div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Cowboy Sting</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Kevin MacLeod</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution track">Source: <a href="http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400015" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400015</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://incompetech.com/" target="blank">http://incompetech.com/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> </div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"> <div class="music-attribution license"><span class="attribution_title">Operating System (Sting)</span> by <span class="attribution_artist">Twin Musicom</span> is licensed under a <span class="attribution_license">Creative Commons Attribution</span> license (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/</a>)</div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Artist: <a href="http://www.twinmusicom.org/" target="blank">http://www.twinmusicom.org/</a></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> </div> <div class="music-attribution artist"></div> <div class="music-attribution artist">Additional music by bensound.com.</div>
Sep 12, 2017
City Council Chronicles 51: Benny Zhang -- Williamsburg, VA Council Member
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<p>Benny Zhang--Williamsburg, VA council member--takes my quiz about our rival Virginia colleges. He describes his unusual swearing-in ceremony and his pre-council meeting ritual. Plus, did you know he's in law school? We talk all about his busy first year on the job.</p> <p>City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United States and Canada. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org.</p> <p>Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik.</p> <p>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/.</p> <p>Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets.</p> <p>Music credits:</p> <p>News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Arid Foothills -</p> <p>The Dark Contenent by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100437 Artist: http://incompetech.com/</p> <p>"The British Grenadiers fife and drum": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGrxHO-B2TY</p>
Sep 09, 2017
City Council Chronicles Special Episode: Best Thing, Worst Thing -- Toronto, ON
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We visit Toronto, the largest city in Canada. We crash a butter tart bakeoff at a fancy hotel, watch senior citizens play lawn bowling, and listen to blues on the sidewalk. We also hear from an immigrant, a city councilor, and pastry chefs. This is a special episode in an occasional series about towns and cities. Different people answer the same two questions: what is the best thing about this place? And what is the worst thing about this place? Episode sponsor: Slippery Slope -- A drinking game that makes all parties more fun. Support this program by purchasing here: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/slippery-slope. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United States and Canada. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik. Graphic design by Ben Wasserman. Twitter: @benwassertweet. E-mail: wasserman.benjamin@gmail.com. Related podcast: "Canadian True Crime by Kristi Lee": https://canadiantruecrimepodcast.podbean.com/. Mike Nagoda and the Spectrum Blues Band: https://www.facebook.com/MikeNagoda/. Music credits: Basement Floor - Electronic Medium by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100538 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Jumpin Boogie Woogie by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Canadian True Crime Theme: Space Trip from https://www.dl-sounds.com . Beach Party - Islandesque by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100613 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Echoes of Time by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300029 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Ice Demon by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200061 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Comfortable Mystery 3 - Film Noire by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100536 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Long Stroll by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100174 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Sneaky Snooper by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ News Theme 2 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Lullabye (Sting) by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Eyes Gone Wrong by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100362 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Opening theme by bensound.com.
Sep 02, 2017
City Council Chronicles 50: Carrie Tergin -- Jefferson City, MO Mayor
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Carrie Tergin--Jefferson City, MO mayor--is famous for her "selfies with the mayor," so naturally we judge the entries from this year's International City Hall Selfie Day. Plus, we talk about a couple of unusual meeting moments involving the old prison. Follow along with the selfie judging at https://councilchronicles.com/selfie/. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United States and Canada. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/. Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets. News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Classic Horror 3 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100469 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Long Stroll by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100174 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Drankin Song by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500021 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Aug 26, 2017
City Council Chronicles 49: Amber Waldref -- Spokane, WA Council Member
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Amber Waldref--Spokane, WA council member--is soft but firm in how she runs a council meeting. She believes in setting expectations and winning an audience over with humor. Plus, we wax philosophical about how council chamber design affects the mood. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United States and Canada. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/. Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets. News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Back To The Wood by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Aug 19, 2017
City Council Chronicles 48: Jeff Longwell -- Wichita, KS Mayor
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Jeff Longwell--Wichita, KS mayor--admits that his dry sense of humor can sometimes leave the wrong impression. We talk about an intense joint meeting with the county commissioners and the time his kidney stones made the council meeting agenda. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United States and Canada. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/. Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets. News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Plantation by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ News Theme 2 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Deep Haze by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100886 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ "We're Off to See the Wizard (Instrumental Version)": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1KO6-qomQU
Aug 12, 2017
City Council Chronicles 47: Randal Wallace -- Myrtle Beach, SC Councilman
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Randal Wallace--Myrtle Beach, SC councilman--reveals the nice thing his mother does for him after a difficult council meeting. Plus, he talks about how the city council is sloooowwwlllyyy moving into the 21st century, but that he still would like to see video streaming of meetings. In our other segments, we hear about "International City Hall Selfie Day" coming up on August 15, 2017 and we check the Listeners' List. City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United States and Canada. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citycouncilchronicles/. Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets. News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com/ News Theme 2 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Life in Romance by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ Additional music by bensound.com.
Aug 08, 2017
City Council Chronicles Special Episode: Best Thing, Worst Thing -- Richmond, VA
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We visit Richmond, the current capital of Virginia and the former capital of the Confederacy. I stand in the middle of the James River, witness a boisterous rally for trains, and conspire with an admiring citizen to take a picture with the mayor. This is a special episode in an occasional series about towns and cities. Different people answer the same two questions: what is the best thing about this place? And what is the worst thing about this place? City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United States and Canada. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 and 2017 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik. Graphic design by Ben Wasserman. Twitter: @benwassertweet. E-mail: wasserman.benjamin@gmail.com. Episode sponsor: "Rhyming Regards" by Drew Pyrak. Available on Amazon for $9.99: https://www.amazon.com/Rhyming-Regards-Drew-Pyrak/dp/1312606444. Available on Lulu.com for $8.99: http://www.lulu.com/shop/drew-pyrak/rhyming-regards/paperback/product-21895529.html. Music credits: Firmament by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100480 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Transcend by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Invariance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100847 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Divider by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/divider/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/ Cryin In My Beer by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Lightless Dawn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100655 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Minima by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200053 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Impromptu in Blue by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100456 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Dama-May - Primal Drive by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200086 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Ghost Story by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300034 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Covert Affair - Film Noire by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100795 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Happy Boy End Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100648 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Opening theme by bensound.com.
Aug 05, 2017
City Council Chronicles 46: Susan Rae -- Edinburgh, SCT Councilor
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Susan Rae--Edinburgh, SCT councilor--talks about the august traditions of her council meetings, including the Lord Provost's dramatic entrance and how the queen inspects the keys to the city. Plus, we find out what she has hidden in her desk! City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United States and Canada. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik. Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets. News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com/ "(How to Play) Prologue (Harry Potter Hedwig's Theme) on Piano (100%)" by Emmanthe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wimTwmYOxls
Jul 29, 2017
City Council Chronicles 45: Lianne Dalziel -- Christchurch, NZ Mayor
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Lianne Dalziel--Christchurch, NZ mayor--used to be a member of Parliament and she gives me the smackdown of the year when I challenge her supremacy. We also talk about fairies, electric bicycles, and singing in the council meetings. She's seen it all! City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United States and Canada. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik. Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets. News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Hidden Agenda by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200102 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Bread and Roses by Judy Collins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsvGPj0LH0M
Jul 22, 2017
City Council Chronicles 44: Tony Fitzgerald -- Cork, IE Lord Mayor
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Tony Fitzgerald--Cork, IE Lord Mayor--is not afraid to clear the council chamber if protesters walk in. He's also not the biggest fan of live streaming council meetings, but he *IS* a teensy, tiny bit open to a Facebook Live broadcast. That's promising! City Council Chronicles provides reviews of city council meetings from across the United States and Canada. Named a "Top 100 Local Government Influencer" in 2016 by ELGL.org. Link: https://councilchronicles.com/ Twitter: @michaelkarlik. Graphic by Ben Wasserman: @benwassetweets. News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Lord of the Land by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400022 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Jul 15, 2017