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Mayor Paul Soglin Press Conference on 911 Center Concerns

Episode first aired on 2/18/2014

Representatives from the MPD, MFD and the Chair of the 911 Center Board will join Madison Mayor Paul Soglin to outline specific concerns regarding the 911 Dispatch Center.
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Mayor Paul Soglin Press Conference on the 2014 Farm Bill

Episode first aired on 2/11/2014

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Second Harvest Foodbank President Dan Stein react to the 2014 Farm Bill.
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Mayor Paul Soglin: Press Conference on the Madison Employment Plan

Episode first aired on 11/11/2013

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin holds a press conference on the Madison Employment Plan.
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Mayor Paul Soglin: Press Conference on a Public Market

Episode first aired on 10/29/2013

Mayor Soglin and Project for Public Spaces, the firm hired for the development of a public market in Madison will discuss the city's vision, process, and next steps.
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Mayor Paul Soglin: Press Conference on the Federal Government Shutdown.

Episode first aired on 10/9/2013

Mayor Paul Soglin: Press Conference on the Federal Government Shutdown.
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Press Conference on MPower

Episode first aired on 10/4/2013

Press Conference with (among others) Mayor Paul Soglin and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.
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News Conference on the 2014 City Operating Budget

Episode first aired on 10/1/2013

Mayor Paul Soglin: News Conference on the 2014 City Operating Budget
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Press Conference on the Future of Rhythm and Booms

Episode first aired on 7/26/2013

Press Conference featuring Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Madison Festivals, Inc., President Rita Kelliher on the plans for the 2014 Rhythm and Booms celebration.
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Make Music Madison Press Conference

Episode first aired on 6/28/2013

Mayor Soglin holds a press conference to publicize "Make Music Madison." Local band The Getaway Drivers will perform.
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Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting - Madison’s Music Infrastructure

Episode first aired on 11/21/2012

Mayor Paul Soglin and José J. Madera, Chair of the Madison Arts Commission, host a meeting about the Mayor's ideas for strengthening Madison's Music Infrastructure. The goals of the Mayor's initiatives are to engage the citizen musician in creative place making, lead to increased economic development, help generate more cultural tourism, attract and retain a creative workforce, and generally make Madison a greater place to live, work, & play.
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Mayor Paul Soglin: Press Conference on 2013 Budget Amendments

Episode first aired on 10/24/2012

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin discusses the various amendments proposed to his 2013 Capital and Operating Budgets.
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Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference 2012: Public Places Matter: 3 Great Places, 3 Different Presentations

Episode first aired on 10/22/2012

Get ready for a fast paced workshop where 3 neighborhood leaders will flip through slides of their great places. Ever wonder how neighbors got together and made it all happen? Have an idea to share and want to know how to get it off the ground? Question and answer will follow the slideshow with a panel of neighborhood leaders who can help your group create its own great places.

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Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference 2012: Public Places Matter: Working With Elected Officials: They Can Be Your Best Allies

Episode first aired on 10/22/2012

This session of Mayor Soglin's 2012 Neighborhood Conference features 5th District Alder Shiva Bidar-Sielaff and 11th District Alder Chris Schmidt discussing how accomplishing your neighborhood goals and objectives requires working effectively with elected officials. This workshop discusses the role of elected officials, tapping into staff or fiscal resources, and strategies for getting neighborhood issues addressed.
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Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference 2012: Public Places Matter: Neighborhood Placemaking, Session 2

Episode first aired on 10/21/2012

This session of Mayor Soglin's 2012 Neighborhood Conference features Madison Mayor Paul Soglin discussing "placemaking." Placemaking is not just the act of building or fixing up a space; it is a process that fosters the creation of vital public destinations-the kind of places where people feel a strong stake in their communities and commitment to making things better. Building on community assets, promoting interactions, and integrating elements of people's health, safety, economic well-being, and personal/business engagement is paramount.
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Mayor’s Neighborhood Conference 2012: Public Places Matter: Neighborhood Placemaking, Session 1

Episode first aired on 10/20/2012

This session of Mayor Soglin's 2012 Neighborhood Conference features Fred Kent, President of Project for Public Spaces, discussing the concept of the Power of 10 in relation to Madison neighborhoods. At the core of this concept is the idea that any great place needs to offer at least 10 things to do or 10 reasons to be there. He discusses how to move ideas into reality by using a place-based strategy.
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Mayor's Neighborhood Conference 2012: Welcome and Keynote

Episode first aired on 10/19/2012

This opening session of Mayor Soglin's 2012 Neighborhood Conference features a welcome by Mayor Soglin and a Keynote Address by Fred Kent, President of The Project for Public Spaces.
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Press Conference on Homeland Security Conference

Episode first aired on 6/23/2012

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, Common Council President Shiva Bidar Sielaff, Centro Hispano Executive Director Kent Craig, Latino Education Council Chairman Sal Carranza, Centro Hispano President Brenda Gonzalez and Javier Neira of Alcance a Latino youth group discuss the new Homeland Security policy for young undocumented immigrants.
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Press Conference on Violence in Madison

Episode first aired on 5/22/2012

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, Police Chief Noble Wray, Urban League of Greater Madison President Kaleem Caire, and partners from other community service agencies address the escalating level of violence in Madison in the past weeks and months. Officials discuss this issue, the importance of public awareness and steps being taken to curtail this.
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Mayor Paul Soglin Press Conference on Med Drop Expansion

Episode first aired on 4/27/2012

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announce that Dane County residents will now have 10 Safe Communities MedDrop locations to get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted medicine. Poisoning deaths are Dane County's number one cause of injury-related death, killing more Dane County residents than automobile crashes.
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Press Conference on the City of Madison and the Madison Metropolitan School District

Episode first aired on 4/12/2012

Since the mid-1990's from Boston to Sacramento, local cities and schools have redefined their relationship. In some cities, such as Chicago and New York, mayors have statutorily controlled administrative policies of schools. In other cities, team building between the city and the school district was established.

At this press conference, Mayor Soglin discusses the development of a team building process between the City of Madison, the Madison Metropolitan School District and the private sector.

Remarks on Economic Challenges Facing Madison

Episode first aired on 2/7/2012

Mayor Soglin's Remarks on Economic Challenges Facing Madison: From the February 7, 2012 Madison Common Council meeting.
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Wispolitics Luncheon

Episode first aired on 11/21/2011

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin addresses this luncheon of Wispolitics, Wisconsin's premiere political news service.
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Press Conference on the 2011 Freakfest

Episode first aired on 10/24/2011

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and other community leaders including Madison Parks Superintendent Kevin Briski, Lt Dave McCaw of the Madison Police Department and Charlie Goldstone of Frank Productions discuss details and logistics for Freakfest 2011. Freakfest takes place on Saturday, October 29th, 2011.
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Press Conference on the 2012 Operating Budget

Episode first aired on 10/5/2011

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin holds a press conference to introduce the 2012 Executive City of Madison Operating Budget.