Recently Released Episodes:
- José Roberto Lagunes Trejo, Research and Strategy Lead, Fundación Hogares: Part 1 | Part 2
- Reflections by ICF’s Jurors and Analysts: Part 1 | Part 2
- From Declining to Award-Winning City: The Journey of Bilbao, Spain
- Luigi Ferrara, CEO, Brookfield Sustainability Institute: Part 1 | Part 2
November 29 & December 13 - The Death of Local Journalism & What to Do About It with Karl Grossman (2 Parts)Karl Grossman has specialized in doing investigative reporting for more than 50 years. His work uncovered a range of environmental crimes long before it was fashionable. Today, he is an award-winning columnist whose recent column about New York State’s “Local Journalism Sustainability” legislation noted that communities with strong local newspapers and media have less corruption and more citizen engagement. Grossman teaches journalism at the State University of New York in Old Westbury, where his courses include Investigative Reporting and Environmental Journalism. He has hosted the nationally-aired TV program Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman which is seen in 40 states in the USA.
December 27 & January 10 - Amy Rowland, Novelist and Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley (2 Parts)Amy Rowland’s second novel, Inside the Wolf, was published by Algonquin in July 2023. She is also the author of The Transcriptionist (Algonquin 2014), which received the Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Amy is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Norman Mailer Center, and the Sewanee Writers Conference. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Southern Review, The Iowa Review, Lit Hub, New Letters, and elsewhere. Amy is a former editor at The New York Times Book Review and she teaches at UC Berkeley.