Mike and Tammy chat with Keenan Crow of LBGTQ advocacy group One Iowa about policy issues, drag names, and the labyrinthine nature of the Iowa legislative workings.
Check out https://oneiowa.org for details on One Iowa and their upcoming events.
This week is all about the Women's World Cup! Join us as we discuss the game theory of penalty kicks, the impacts of hosting a major competition, and the gender pay gap in the US Soccer Federation.
Check out this NYT article for more data on the pay gap: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/22/sports/soccer/usmnt-uswnt-soccer-equal-pay.html
It's Bike Month! And we're celebrating by sharing stories: our own good and bad times on bicycles, and stories from our listeners, as well.
Thanks to twitter users @jscholbrock, @csaxon128, @Sean_McBeth, @frolferguy420, and @Nathan_haunts for sharing your stories!
Mentioned on the show:
Bike Month events in Des Moines: https://www.dsmstreetcollective.org/events
BFF Bikes - https://www.bffbikes.com
The Quick and the Rest - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38122681-the-quick-and-the-rest
Mike and Tammy talk with Rachel Lunsford, vendor manager for the State of Iowa, about RFPs, negotiating contracts, and how governments interact with vendors to get things done.
Mike and Tammy talk with Ethan Standard, President of the Waveland Park Neighborhood Association, about the unique role of neighborhood associations in local government. Also, egg hunts and a bonus Harry Potter firm!
Mike and Tammy each build a consulting firm composed of four characters from the Harry Potter series. And have serious questions about magical labor laws.
Mike and Tammy talk about what it takes to make great analysts and urban planners.
This episode is about books, we swear. Mike and Tammy each share three book recommendations from or adjacent to planning and analytics.
Competing on Analytics by Thomas H. Davenport and Jeanne G. Harris
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
Happy City by Charles Montgomery
Creative Confidence by Tom and David Kelley
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
300 MB by Neil Cicierega (from the album Mouth Moods)
We had a ton of fun recording this episode about our current least-favorite topic. Unfortunately, our sound equipment did not have a great time, and this episode is a little rough around the edges. We’ll do better next time!
In the meantime, please still enjoy this episode about some of the many planning implications of snow, and what we can learn about statistical uncertainty from weather forecasts!
Mike and Tammy each pick two terms from their respective industries' jargon and define them: big data, smart cities, machine learning, and equity.
Enjoy a recording of our first-ever live show on Friday January 25 at the Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs’ 2nd Annual Latino Day on the Hill.
Mike and Tammy chat with Marlu Abarca about her work with bilingual programming at the Des Moines Public Library.
DMPL Annual Report: https://www.dmpl.org/about-us/annual-report
DMPL/Evelyn K Davis Digital Literacy Class: https://www.dmpl.org/events/digital-literacy-class-0#.XDwWBy3MzEY
Latinos in Iowa 2018 report: https://www.iowadatacenter.org/Publications/latinos2018.pdf
Latino Day on the Hill LIVE SHOW: https://humanrights.iowa.gov/cas/la/events/2019-latino-day-hill
Mike and Tammy reflect on personal and professional highlights of 2018, noteworthy urban planning and analytics headlines from the past year, and the exciting things to come in 2019... such as our first-ever live show! Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/267874697253638/
Also check out:
Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic - storytellingwithdata.com
Janelle Shane (Twitter) - https://twitter.com/janellecshane?lang=en
Des Moines Bicycle Collective - https://www.dsmbikecollective.org
Mike and Tammy chat with Toby O'Berry to learn more about the transformational work Iowa Homeless Youth Centers does in our communities. Part 1 of the holiday giving series.
Learn more and donate: http://www.iowahomelessyouth.org
Mike and Tammy explore urban planning and analytics themes in The Good Place. Season 1 spoilers!
Mike and Tammy chat with Democratic candidate for Iowa State Auditor, Rob Sand, and wrap up their introduction to problem solving series with a discussion on making and implementing recommendations.
“Don’t Be a Lawyer” song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs-UEqJ85KE
Rob Sand’s website - https://robsand.com
Mike and Tammy each share how they go from data to insights in their professions.