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Ideas We Should Steal: Tech for Turnout

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy chronicles how two years after the presidential election galvanized mostly progressive technologists, their innovations brought more voters to the polls in 2018


The Philadelphia Citizen podcast offers spoken versions of articles, deeper dives into the political, social and cultural workings of our city, explainers on the issues of our day, interviews, conversations and solutions. Lots of solutions. All to help you become a better citizen of your city.

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Ideas We Should Steal: Tech for Turnout

The Shame of the Sheriff's Race

Corruption Is On The Ballot…In Chicago!

Kenyatta’s Gentrification Blame Game

How to Get Better Elections

Business For Good: Consumption with a Conscience

Ideas We Should Steal: More Young Voters

Reality Check with Jason Wilson and Chef Elijah Mulligan

Reality Check with State Representative Jared Solomon

The Last Outraged Philadelphian

Business for Good: Live Life Nice

Foodizen: What’s a Food Hall, Anyway?

The Street Corner Answer

Reality Check: Why Weed?


Budget Games

Why Weed

Ideas We Should Steal: Voter Turnout Contest


Foodizen: Cooking for the Culture

New Blood: Lauren Vidas

The Vacant Land Problem

Ideas We Should Steal: Giving Locally

Reality Check with Joanie Balderstone

Assessment Hell

Help for the Helpers

The War On Growth

"What's Missing is Boldness"

Foodizen: Georgian On My Mind

How To Fix City Council

The Threat

Moving the Navy Yard North

Mayor Pete Could Be Your Next President

Satay in the City


Reality Check with Citizen Executive Editor Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Reality Check with Philly 3.0's Jon Geeting

The Biggest Local 98 Indictment Scandal Is Totally Legal

Feeding Your Neighbors

The Dougherty Fallout

Business for Good: A pillbox with heart

Reality Check with Christine Cotton

Business for Good: Choose to be Great

Reality Check: Is this a Philly Jim Crow moment?

The Fix: Term Limits For City Council?

Reality Check with Larry Platt

Think Locally, Invest Locally

The Things We Cared About

Reality Check on Ideas to Steal

“It’s Not Just About Housing”

To listen to older episodes of CitizenCast, click on the load button below.

Episode 1: Perils Of The Mariner's East Pipeline [Jan 26, 2018]

Episode 2: MLK's Burning House [Jan 29, 2018]

Episode 3: What To Do About A Problem Like Pat Meehan [Jan 31, 2018]

Episode 4: Lessons From The High Line [Feb 2, 2018]

Episode 5: Desperate For Help [Feb 6, 2018]

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