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We Love Where You Live is the Michigan Municipal League's exciting new venture into the world of podcasting. Each week, we'll bring you insightful interviews on city innovations and politics, delve into the challenges of local government finance, share our members' amazing accomplishments, and take a fresh look at stories in the League's magazine.

Listen in on your favorite device—smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop—any time it's convenient for you!

View the complete list of We Love Where You Live podcasts.

NEW! We Love Where You Live podcasts are now available on iTunes and Google Play.

Current Podcast

2019 Legislators of the Year Award Recipients - State Sen. Jim Stamas and State Rep. Jim Lilly

State Sen. Jim Stamas (R-Midland) and State Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Macatawa) were honored with Michigan Municipal League's 2019 Legislators of the Year Award at Capital Conference. On this episode, they talk about the key legislation they've worked on with the League and the value of placemaking in Michigan communities. 

 

 


Previous Podcasts

Economics of Place

The Economics of Place segments feature people on the cutting edge of making cities better.

Host: Dan Gilmartin, CEO & executive director, Michigan Municipal League

Listen to previous episodes.

Framing Your Messaging to Boost Understanding and Engagement

Jennifer Nichols, asssistant director of research Interpretation and application at the FrameWorks Institute, was a main stage presenter at the Michigan Municipal League's 2019 Capital Conference. Following her presentation, she sat down with Dan Gilmartin and Melanie Piana to recap some of the messaging insights she has learned over the years. In a nut shell, culture shapes the way we all think about the world and can cause some messages to be misinterpreted. Nichols works with all types of organizations to help them frame messaging that fills in the blanks and encourages people to think more deeply about issues.


SaveMICity

On the SaveMICity segments, we talk about the financial challenges facing Michigan local governments.

Host: Tony Minghine, deputy executive director & COO, Michigan Municipal League

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New MME President Lynn Markland Shares Fenton's Struggles with the State's Broken System for Funding Communities

If you visit Fenton, Michigan, you may see a community that seems to be doing pretty well. There are new buildings and businesses downtown and its many restaurants are packed pretty much on any given evening. But Fenton is like any other Michigan community in that just below the surface it’s struggling. Years of disinvestment by the state into Michigan communities has taken its toll on every Michigan community, including Fenton. Fenton City Manager Lynn Markland sits down with the League’s Anthony Minghine to give the “in the trenches” perspective about Michigan’s broken system for funding its communities. Markland is a big supporter of the League’s SaveMICity initiative – so much that the topic of the broken system was recently covered in-depth in Fenton’s local newspaper. Minghine and Markland talk about that and how Markland recently became the 2019 president of the Michigan Municipal Executives. It’s a great conversation and definitely worth your time.


Michigan Politics, Huh?

The Michigan Politics, Huh? segments look at Lansing politics from the perspective of a novice. What’s happening in Lansing that might impact your community?

Host: Matt Bach, director of communications, Michigan Municipal League

Listen to previous episodes.

2019 Legislators of the Year Award Recipients - State Sen. Jim Stamas and State Rep. Jim Lilly

State Sen. Jim Stamas (R-Midland) and State Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Macatawa) were honored with Michigan Municipal League's 2019 Legislators of the Year Award at Capital Conference. On this episode, they talk about the key legislation they've worked on with the League and the value of placemaking in Michigan communities. 


Review Déjà vu

The Review Déjà vu segments take a fresh look at stories that have appeared in The Review, the League's magazine.

Host: Lisa Donovan, The Review magazine editor, Michigan Municipal League

Listen to previous episodes.

Innovative Envirnomental Projects Grow Out of Michigan Green Communities Challenge

Sustainability is a key issue for many Michigan communities. The Michigan Municipal League, along with our partner organization Michigan Green Communities, brings together local governments and university staff to collaboratively learn from each other about how to move sustainability forward and participate in the annual Michigan Green Communities Challenge. The League's Shanna Draheim shares some of the amazing environmental success stories from communities across the state.


Limelight

The Limelight segments highlight the incredible work being done at the local level, the stories behind the people that do it, and topics that matter to them.

Host: Emily Kieliszewski, membership engagement specialist, Michigan Municipal League 

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Tackling Human Trafficking at the Local Government Level

Human trafficking is real and it's happening in Michigan, perhaps even right in front of you. According to state statistics, it is the second largest criminal enterprise in Michigan – eclipsed only by drugs. On this episode of Limelight, Councilmembers Kelly Breen (Novi) and Theresa Rich (Farmington Hills) discuss their efforts to start the conversation at the local government level. That's important because our communities are where the activity actually happens. To learn more, listeners are welcome to attend the Human Trafficking and Our Community Town Hall at the Novi Civic Center on Thursday, April 11. 


Monday Morning Live

Monday Morning Live - The Podcast - recreates our bi-weekly Monday Morning Live broadcast on Facebook Live in a listen-to-it-anytime podcast format.

Host: Matt Bach, director of communications, Michigan Municipal League

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Sanctuary City Bills, Road Funding, and PPT Exemption for Broadband

On this week's Monday Morning Live, the discussion centered around the new sanctuary city bills currently under consideration in the legislature. We also covered the current status of the Governor's road funding proposal and the potential Republic response, as well as the PPT exemption for broadband.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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