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Mayor Soglin Press Conference on State Transportation Budget's Effect on Madison

Episode first aired on 7/19/2017

Mayor Soglin meets with the media to talk about the lack of progress lawmakers are making on a state transportation budget and its effect on the City of Madison.
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Mayor Discusses Gun Violence And Community Response

Episode first aired on 7/11/2017

Mayor Soglin discusses a gun bounty program, and a community based effort to halt violence.
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference to Discuss New Data on Cuts to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act

Episode first aired on 7/10/2017

Mayor Soglin will meet with the media on Friday to discuss new data regarding cuts on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference to Discuss Recent Gun Violence

Episode first aired on 5/17/2017

Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss the recent incidents of gun violence in the city and the importance of resident and community involvement in stemming this growing problem.
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Property Tax Assessments' Impact on City Budget and Taxpayers

Episode first aired on 4/17/2017

Mayor Soglin and City Assessor Mark Hanson will release the recent property tax assessments and discuss their impact on the City budget and taxpayers.
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Mayor Soglin Discusses Federal Implications For the City of Madison Budget

Episode first aired on 4/3/2017

Mayor Soglin met with the media to discuss the post-American Health Care Act (AHCA) consequences, immigration actions and other recent federal actions and their effect on the City of Madison budget.
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference to Discuss Federal Budget

Episode first aired on 3/22/2017

Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss the Trump administration's proposed spending plan and the effect it will have on City of Madison residents and services.
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Mayoral Press Conference on State Legislation Regarding Guns on Buses

Episode first aired on 3/18/2017

State Representatives Lisa Subeck, Terese Berceau, and Melissa Sargent will join Mayor Soglin as they announce the introduction of legislation regarding weapons on public transportation systems.
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference to Discuss American Healthcare Act

Episode first aired on 3/18/2017

Mayor Soglin will meet with the media to discuss the recent analysis of the American Healthcare Act and its effect on residents of Madison.
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State Legislation Regarding Guns on Buses

Episode first aired on 3/16/2017

State Representatives Lisa Subeck, Terese Berceau, and Melissa Sargent will join Mayor Soglin as they announce the introduction of legislation regarding weapons on public transportation systems
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Press Conference to Discuss Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Guns on Buses

Episode first aired on 3/9/2017

Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling regarding the concealed carry of weapons on Madison Metro buses.
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference to Discuss Farm to School Program Elimination

Episode first aired on 3/3/2017

Governor Walker has recently proposed elimination of the position that oversees this valuable program that provides fresh food to local schoolchildren and assists producers. Mayor Soglin discusses what this means to the City of Madison.
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Mayoral Press Conference to Discuss City Stance on Immigration Issues

Episode first aired on 2/1/2017

Mayor Soglin meets with the media to reiterate Madison's policy regarding immigration concerns in light of a proposed resolution likely to be introduced, under suspension of the rules, at the February 7 Common Council meeting.
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Mayoral Press Conference to Discuss Homeless Veterans’ Housing

Episode first aired on 2/1/2017

In 2015, the City signed on to the Mayor's Challenge and Zero Initiative, a campaign to end Veterans' homelessness. Mayor Soglin, a representative from the Veterans Administration, and City of Madison staff reviews the City's efforts on this initiative.
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Mayor Soglin & Community Leaders Discuss Sanctuary Cities

Episode first aired on 1/26/2017

Mayor Soglin, City Staff, and leaders of the Madison community discuss the recent announcements from the Trump administration regarding sanctuary cities, and their effect on Madison and its residents.
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U.S. Conference of Mayors Press Availability

Episode first aired on 1/21/2017

Mayor Soglin returned from the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington D.C. where he met with other mayors from across the country. He was available to meet with the media to discuss what actions he expects to see from the new Trump administration.
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Report on Madison's Pedestrian Safety Index

Episode first aired on 1/10/2017

Mayor Soglin, Madison Traffic Engineer David Dryer, Lieutenant Trevor Knight, and Officer Deanna Reilly from the Madison Police Department Traffic Section will meet with the media to discuss a recently released report from Smart Growth America outlining the Pedestrian Safety Index (PDI) of the largest 104 cities in the United States. They will additionally discuss options the City can consider to improve Madison's ranking.
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Mayor Paul Soglin on Madison's Economy

Episode first aired on 12/13/2016

Mayor Soglin will meet with the media to discuss the
economic chaos in Wisconsin and why Madison is an exception.
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Mayor Soglin On Proposed Ordinance Regarding Traffic And Median Safety

Episode first aired on 12/10/2016

Mayor Soglin discusses the City's efforts to maintain the safety of persons in traffic medians, and also current State funding of transportation and education.
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Mayor Soglin, Police Chief Mike Koval, City Attorney Mike May

Episode first aired on 11/16/2016

Last week's elections have given rise to shared fears and apprehensions by many in our community. Communities of color, immigrants, women, members of the LGBTQ community, Muslims have been targeted in fear-mongering speech leading up to the election. Mayor Soglin, Police Chief Mike Koval, and City Attorney Mike May will address this current climate and our need to stand united in opposition to hate and violence.
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Mayor Soglin Press Availability About the Recent Election

Episode first aired on 11/15/2016

Mayor Soglin was available to meet with the media to discuss logistics and results of this week's election in the City of Madison.
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Press Conference to Discuss Absentee Voting

Episode first aired on 10/31/2016

Mayor Soglin and City Clerk Witzel-Behl detail record setting absentee ballot and early voting numbers and outline steps being taken to assure all ballots are counted.
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Logistics of Freakfest 2016

Episode first aired on 10/26/2016

Madison Police, City Traffic Engineering, and Frank Productions staff were on hand to discuss logistics of traffic, behavioral enforcement and the entertainment lineup for Freakfest 2016.
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Mayor Soglin Announces What Works Cities Initiative

Episode first aired on 10/24/2016

Mayor Soglin announces that Madison has been selected to participate in the What Works Cities Initiative, through Bloomberg Philanthropies. This collaboration will partner Madison with 54 other cities to assist in the use of data to improve the lives of residents. The program will provide technical assistance over a four-month period.
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference on the 2017 Operating Budget

Episode first aired on 10/5/2016

Mayor Soglin Press Conference on the 2017 Operating Budget
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Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

Episode first aired on 9/27/2016

Tuesday, September 27, is National Voter Registration Day. A city press event regarding voter registration was held at Warner Park Community Recreation Center Tuesday at 1 p.m.
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Mayor Soglin Addresses Recent Developments on Homeless Issues

Episode first aired on 9/23/2016

Mayor Soglin addresses recent developments on homeless issues, the challenges of complaints from residents and visitors and continued excessive panhandling.
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City of Madison Satellite Opportunities for Early Voting

Episode first aired on 9/22/2016

Mayor Soglin and City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl will be joined by Molly McGrath from Vote Riders, a voter outreach advocacy group, Karen Menendez Coller from Centro Hispano and Greg Jones, President of the NAACP.
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Mayor Soglin Discusses Capital Budget

Episode first aired on 9/16/2016

Highlighting Reauthorizations of Spending in Major Projects and Delays in Public Works Projects
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Connecting Madison

Episode first aired on 9/9/2016

The Connecting Madison program that will provide fiber to the premises in four Madison neighborhoods.
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Mayor Soglin Releases 2017 Capital Budget

Episode first aired on 9/7/2016

Mayor Soglin will release and discuss his 2017 Capital Budget.
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Mayor Soglin Responds to East Towne Mall Incident Report

Episode first aired on 9/7/2016

Mayor Soglin Responds to East Towne Mall Incident Report
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Mayoral Press Conference on Educational Resource Officers

Episode first aired on 8/30/2016

Mayor Soglin takes questions regarding Madison Metropolitan School District Educational Resource Officers.
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Mayor Soglin & MadREP Discuss Community Progress Index

Episode first aired on 8/9/2016

Mayor Soglin and area business leaders to discuss the recent release of Angelou Economics' inaugural Community Progress Index and Madison's #1 ranking.
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Mayor Soglin, IT Experts Discuss High Speed Broadband Study

Episode first aired on 8/9/2016

City of Madison IT Director Paul Kronberger and Barry Orton, Chair of the Citywide Broadband Subcommittee will join Mayor Soglin, to release and discuss results of a consultant report on feasibility of City high-speed broadband to all homes and businesses. The Madison Common Council approved a request for this study in the 2015 Capital Budget.
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference to Discuss State Transportation Issues

Episode first aired on 8/1/2016

Mayor Soglin discusses concerns regarding state transportation planning and funding.

Focused Interruption Coalition Joined by Mayor Soglin to Detail 15-Point Plan

Episode first aired on 7/14/2016

The Focused Interruption Coalition will detail a 15-point violence prevention plan, endorsed by the Black Leadership Council and Mayor Soglin.
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Mayor Soglin, Chief Koval and Community Leaders Address Dallas Officer Shootings

Episode first aired on 7/8/2016

Mayor Paul Soglin, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval and community leaders address the recent shooting of Dallas police officers.
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference to Discuss Judge Doyle Square

Episode first aired on 7/7/2016

Following the approval of the project development agreement, Mayor Soglin discusses the significance of Judge Doyle Square to downtown Madison and next steps in the development.
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference on Resisting Arrest

Episode first aired on 7/1/2016

Mayor Paul Soglin holds a press conference regarding resisting arrest.
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference on Disparities in Health Care Charges

Episode first aired on 6/29/2016

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin holds a press conference to discuss the disparities in health care charges in Madison that may amount to tens of billions of dollars. The Mayor also discusses a resolution on Tuesday's Council agenda on the subject.
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference on East Towne Incident

Episode first aired on 6/27/2016

Mayor Paul Soglin holds a press conference to discuss the events at East Towne Mall.
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of New Rethke Terrace Apartments

Episode first aired on 6/18/2016

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and others at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of New Rethke Terrace Apartments.
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City of Madison Launches Two Solar Energy Programs

Episode first aired on 6/16/2016

The City of Madison is announcing two programs under the MadiSUN brand that will accelerate solar energy adoption in the City of Madison.
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Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Orlando Shootings

Episode first aired on 6/14/2016

Statement of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Orlando Shootings
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Mayor Soglin & Chief Koval on Recent Gun Violence & City Response

Episode first aired on 5/21/2016

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is be joined by Police Chief Mike Koval to provide an update on the recent gun violence in Madison, and the city's response
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Alder Cheeks and Alder Phair Address Youth Gun Violence Reduction Strategies

Episode first aired on 5/20/2016

Alder Cheeks and Alder Phair Address Youth Gun Violence Reduction Strategies
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference to Address Recent Gun Violence

Episode first aired on 5/16/2016

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is joined by community leaders to address the recent gun violence in the area and include a call to action.
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Mayor Soglin Addresses Proposed Changes to the Board of Estimates

Episode first aired on 3/25/2016

Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss his response to the Clear-Ahrens proposal reviewed at Monday's Board of Estimates meeting.
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Mayoral Comments on "Government Reform Initiative" Proposal

Episode first aired on 3/18/2016

Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss the "Government Reform Initiative" proposal released by Alders David Ahrens and Mark Clear.
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Mayor Soglin on Wisconsin Senate Bill 446

Episode first aired on 3/16/2016

Mayor Soglin will meet with the media to discuss Wisconsin Senate Bill 446, legislation that will jeopardize the stability of neighborhoods throughout Wisconsin, make affordable housing more difficult and undermine schools in our state's cities.
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Mayoral Press Conference on WEDC and WMC

Episode first aired on 3/14/2016

Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce
and the Walker Administration and what they have done to job creation in the state.
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference on the State Legislature

Episode first aired on 2/13/2016

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin discusses issues being debated and acted on by the State Legislature which affect Madison and its residents.
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National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Episode first aired on 1/15/2016

Mayor Soglin welcomes the National Farm to School Network who will be bringing the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference to Madison in June, 2106.
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Mayor Soglin, Chiefs Koval and Davis to Address Mass Shootings

Episode first aired on 12/3/2015

Police Chief Mike Koval, Fire Chief Steve Davis, and Mayor Soglin will discuss the latest mass shooting in our country and address Madison's emergency preparedness for critical incidents.
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Discussion on U.S. Immigration Policy

Episode first aired on 11/26/2015

Press Availability after meeting with Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and a group of Madison residents, all immigrants from countries around the world.
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Housing Vouchers For Homeless Veterans

Episode first aired on 11/23/2015

Mayor Soglin, HUD Midwest Regional Administrator, Antonio Riley, veterans and service providers discuss housing vouchers for homeless veterans.
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Mayoral Press Conference on Economic Policies and the Oscar Mayer Announcement

Episode first aired on 11/10/2015

Mayor Soglin meets with the media to discuss the Oscar Mayer plant closing and the economic policies that led to the decision.
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Mayoral News Conference on Closure of Kraft / Oscar Mayer Plant

Episode first aired on 11/4/2015

Mayor Soglin and other local and regional officials discuss the closing of the Kraft / Oscar Mayer plant in Madison.
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Mayor Soglin and Exact Sciences

Episode first aired on 11/3/2015

Mayor Soglin joins Exact Sciences President and CEO Kevin Conroy and University Research Park Managing Director Aaron Olver in announcing Exact Sciences plans for expansion.
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Mayor Soglin Unveils City Operating Budget

Episode first aired on 10/6/2015

Mayor Paul Soglin presents the 2016 Executive Operating Budget.
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Mayoral Press Conference On Judge Doyle Square

Episode first aired on 9/23/2015

Mayor Soglin addresses questions regarding the specifics of the proposal for Judge Doyle Square and what it will mean to the City.
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Mayor Soglin Capital Budget Press Conference

Episode first aired on 9/1/2015

Mayor Soglin introduces and discusses his 2016 Capital Budget.
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Mayoral Press Conference on the Healthy Retail Access Program

Episode first aired on 8/5/2015

Mayor Soglin and community partners announce the beginning of the Healthy Retail Access Program. The program, created in June, provides up to $100,000 of funding for projects that seek to improve healthy retail food access in underserved neighborhoods.
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Mayoral Press Conference on Downtown Challenges

Episode first aired on 7/30/2015

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin discusses challenges facing downtown Madison in regards to homelessness.
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Public Launch of Green Madison Campaign to Win $5M Energy Prize

Episode first aired on 7/29/2015

Mayor Soglin calls for Madison residents to take part in the city-wide campaign to reduce energy use as the city of Madison competes as a semifinalist for the $5M Georgetown University Energy Prize.
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference on Madison Regional Economic Partnership

Episode first aired on 7/9/2015

A representative of MadREP joins Mayor Soglin as he discusses the honor, the specifics of the program, and the resulting benefits.
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"My Brother's Keeper" Initiative

Episode first aired on 6/4/2015

Mayor Soglin discusses President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative and what it means for Madison and Dane County.
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Mayoral Press Conference: The D.A.'s Decision on the Tony Robinson Shooting

Episode first aired on 5/13/2015

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin discusses District Attorney Ismael Ozanne's decision on the Tony Robinson shooting.
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Zero 2016 Campaign to End Chronic and Veteran Homelessness

Episode first aired on 5/6/2015

Madison and Dane County launch "Zero 2016" campaign to end chronic and veteran homelessness.
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Mayor Soglin Press Conference on Officer-Involved Shooting - March 10, 2015

Episode first aired on 3/10/2015

Mayor Soglin discusses Tony Robinson's family's and the City's response to the officer-involved shooting.
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Mayor Soglin on 'Right to Work' Legislation

Episode first aired on 2/25/2015

Mayor Soglin presents and discuss information and data that he would have presented to members of the Senate Labor and Government Reform Committee had he been allowed to testify.
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Cities United for Immigration Action Day of Action

Episode first aired on 2/22/2015

Mayor Paul Soglin hosts a Press Conference for Cities United for Immigration Action (CUIA) Day of Action.
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Mayor Soglin, Second Harvest CEO Dan Stein Press Conference

Episode first aired on 2/13/2015

Mayor Paul Soglin and the CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank, Dan Stein, discuss potential impacts of the Gov.'s dug-testing proposal for those receiving food assistance.
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Press Conference on Emerald Ash Borer

Episode first aired on 11/26/2013

Mayor Paul Soglin and Parks Superintendent Kevin Briski make an important announcement regarding the Emerald Ash Borer.