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Video & Audio: What We Saw And Heard At The Ideas We Should Steal Festival

Watch Gov. John Hickenlooper, MSNBC's Ali Velshi, Rev. Michael Eric Dyson, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and more

We started the day with the art of political compromise (courtesy of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman). And ended it with hope and understanding (via the Reverends Michael Eric Dyson, Chuck Mingo and Bill Golderer).

In between, the 400-plus guests at The Citizen’s inaugural Ideas We Should Steal Festival heard more than a dozen ideas for solving urban problems from 26 speakers and panelists in answer to the perennial question: How can we make Philadelphia the best it can be?

See below for video and audio of each of the speakers and panels we hosted at Drexel’s Mandell Theater. But first check out our short recap video here:

INTRODUCTION & JEREMY NOWAK TRIBUTE
Larry Platt, Co-founder, The Philadelphia Citizen
Roxanne Patel Shepelavy, Co-executive Director, The Philadelphia Citizen

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THE LOST ART OF COMPROMISE
Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado
Former Governor Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey
Moderated by Ali Velshi, MSNBC

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HOW BICYCLES AND STORYTELLING CAN TACKLE GENTRIFICATION
Cornetta Lane, Executive Director, Detroit’s Pedal to Porch

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CAN TECH SOLVE THE OPIOID CRISIS?
Afua Bruce, Director of Engineering, New America’s Public Interest Technology program

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THE PROBLEM IS US: INCOME INEQUALITY AND THE ELITE
Chris Hughes, Co-founder of Facebook and author, Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn
Anand Giridharadas, Author,Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World; Moderated by Ali Velshi, MSNBC

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THE SECRET TO KEEPING YOUTH OUT OF PRISON? ART
Bartram High School Aspen Ideas Team

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MAYORS AS CONVENERS: LEADING CITIES FROM A TABLE…NOT A PODIUM
Mayor Sly James of Kansas City, Missouri
Bruce Katz, Co-founder & Director, Nowak Metro Finance Lab
Moderated byAli Perelman, Executive Director, Philadelphia 3.0

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PUBLIC SPACES, CIVIC HEALTH
Eric Klinenberg, Author,Palaces For The People: How Social Infrastructure CanHelp Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
Moderated by Diana Lind, Managing Director, Penn’s Fels Policy Research Initiative

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MITIGATING GENTRIFICATION: A PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH
Cat Goughnour, Founder & CEO, Portland’s Radix and Right 2 Root

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A NOVEL APPROACH TO URBAN EDUCATION: JOYFUL LEARNING!
Steven F. Wilson, Ascend Learning of NYC

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CELEBRATING INTEGRITY…RATHER THAN JUST PUNISHING CORRUPTION
Cheri-Leigh Erasmus, Programs & Learning Manager, Accountability Lab

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FAITH, THE RACIAL DIVIDE AND BUILDING COMMUNITY
Rev. Michael Eric Dyson, Professor & author,What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F.Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America Rev. Chuck Mingo, Campus Pastor, Cincinnati’s Crossroads ChurchModerated by Rev. Bill Golderer, President, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

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