Mayors

07.27.2014

Pragmatic.Problem-solving. And non-partisan -- Mayors just might be the next best hope for democracy.

  1. If Mayors Ruled the World

    Name a problem and Washington seems unable to solve it. Poverty. Climate change. Unemployment. Immigration. Education. Enter the mayor.

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  2. Participatory Budgeting

    In Chicago’s 49th Ward they engage in Participatory Budgeting - in other words the residents of the 49th Ward decide how to spend their ward’s money.  

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  3. SONIC SIDEBAR: Mayor Dave

    The former mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, take us on a walking tour of the neighborhood of one of his big heroes, the late urban thinker, Jane Jacobs. 

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  4. The Mayor of Reykjavik

    Jon Gnarr is a professional comedian who ran for mayor of Reykjavik on a lark. And to his surprise, won.

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  5. DEEP TRACKS: Charles Cross on "The Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest"

    Charles R. Cross on the Young Fresh Fellows album “The Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest.”

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  6. On Our Minds: Junot Diaz

    Dominican-born writer Junot Diaz -- the MacArthur genius, Pulitzer Prize-winning author has written some of some of the most brilliant contemporary fiction about the immigrant experience. 

    Want to read that essay we mentioned?

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