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How To Really Run A City: A Special Episode on Citizenship

In the latest episode our podcast, former mayors Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and Kasim Reed of Atlanta revisit past guests for a reminder about what really matters in America today

How To Really Run A City: A Special Episode on Citizenship

In the latest episode our podcast, former mayors Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and Kasim Reed of Atlanta revisit past guests for a reminder about what really matters in America today

As hand-wringing over the state of our democracy has become a national pastime, we here at How To Really Run A City decided to air a special edition of our podcast. We highlight moments from previous episodes which demonstrate that high-minded civic virtues like tolerance and pluralism and communitarianism don’t only belong to the past.

Hear Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s guide to public action — “Mayors belong to one party — the party of getting shit done” — Mayor Nutter’s stirring recounting of the Athenian Oath and Mayor Reed’s somber assessment of the importance of the upcoming election — “We all love to think about what we would have done if we’d been around with Martin or Lincoln. Well, this is it.”

Join us for a few reminders that citizenship and good governance also lie in our present and future — an antidote to Nutter’s assessment of our general mood: “The daily dose of crazy is tiring. People are worn out.”

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