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Iowa City is an eclectic and engaged community, full of curious and creative people. Iowa City Matters offers an in-depth platform to inform listeners about civic and community topics that impact their lives. Listen, learn, and engage.

The mission of the Iowa City Matters podcast is to offer insight into City projects and programs that have a substantial impact on our community and are guided by the City’s Strategic Plan.

If you have questions, or ideas for a future topic on Iowa City Matters, please contact staff at CommunicationsTeam@iowa-city.org.


Episode 4 -- Cycling in Iowa City

The benefits of bicycling range from improved health to reducing carbon emissions. Whatever your reason for cycling, Iowa City is a great place to get around on two wheels. Hear from area experts about how our community is working to make bicycling more comfortable, convenient, and safe for people of all ages and abilities.

This episode is hosted by Assistant Transportation Planner Sarah Walz. Our panelists include biking advocate Anne Duggan, City Engineer Jason Havel, Transportation Planner Kent Ralston, and Iowa City Bike Library Executive Director Audrey Wiedemeier.

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Episode 3 -- Traveling with Transit

Public Transit is an essential service we provide in our community. Offering a safe, accessible, and affordable way to navigate across the corridor is our top priority. Listen to learn about the different services provided, the environmental and economic advantages, and future plans to further improve this vital service.

This episode is hosted by Senior Transportation Planner Emily Bothell. Our panelists include UI Cambus Manager Brian McClatchey, Iowa City Director of Transportation Services Darian Nagle-Gamm, and Johnson County Mobility Coordinator Kelly Schneider.

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Episode 2 -- Crisis Intervention

Simply put, crisis intervention refers to the methods used to recognize, intervene, and provide appropriate care to an individual suffering from mental distress. Listen to learn how local law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and social service organizations are using these methods to better identify suitable care, rather than placing them in the criminal justice system.

This episode is hosted by Iowa City Police Chief Jody Matherly. Our panelists include Executive Director of the Shelter House Crissy Canganelli, Johnson County Jail Alternatives Coordinator Elley Gould, Project Manager of the Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center Matt Miller, and Iowa City Police Officer David Schwindt. This program is produced by the City of Iowa City’s City Channel 4.

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Debut -- Historic Preservation

As one of Iowa’s oldest communities, historic preservation is an extremely important topic to Iowa City residents. This discussion sheds light on how historic preservation helps shape our community – from what makes a structure historic to the incentives and responsibilities that accompany a designation.

This episode is hosted by Assistant to the City Manager Simon Andrew. Our panelists include public art director Thomas Agran, City Historic Preservation Planner Jessica Bristow, former City Council person and historic homeowner Connie Champion, and historic architect Josh Moe. This program is produced by the City of Iowa City’s City Channel 4.

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Iowa City Matters
Iowa City is an eclectic and engaged community, full of curious and creative people. Iowa City Matters offers an in-depth platform to inform listeners about civic and community topics that impact their lives. Listen, learn, and engage. Updated as needed.

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Iowa City City Council Meetings
Formal meetings of the Iowa City City Council. Generally held every other Tuesday and uploaded by the following Thursday.

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Local Government
Audio podcast of local government meetings and programs in the Iowa City area, including Sights and Sounds, Johnson County Board of Supervisor's meetings, Joint Government Meetings and Urbanized Area Policy Board Meetings. Updated as needed.

Iowa City In Focus
Audio podcast of Iowa City In Focus episodes produced by the City of Iowa City's Community Voice project. Updated monthly.

City of Iowa City News Programs
Audio podcast of programs that cover Iowa City news, produced by the City of Iowa City. Updated as needed.

City of Iowa City Features
Audio podcast of programs produced by the City of Iowa City's News and Features Unit, including Community Update, . Updated monthly.

Community Programming
Audio podcast of local non-profit organizations' events covered by the City of Iowa City's Community Television Service. Updated as needed.

Iowa City Foreign Relations Council
Audio podcast of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council meetings from the City of Iowa City's Community Television Service. Updated several times a month.

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Johnson County Task Force on Aging
Audio podcast of the Johnson County Task Force on Aging events from the City of Iowa City's Community Television Service. Updated monthly.

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National Alliance on Mental Health of Johnson County
Audio podcast of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Johnson County events from the City of Iowa City's Community Television Service. Updated monthly.

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