BLBD 21: Murder Castle

BLBD 20: (s)NO(w)

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!

BLBD 19: Terms of Endearment

Mike and Tammy each pick two terms from their respective industries' jargon and define them: big data, smart cities, machine learning, and equity.

BLBD 18: (LIVE) BLBD on the Hill

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.

BLBD 17: Dónde Está la Biblioteca? (w/Marlu Abarca)

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


BLBD 16: Bright Lights, Big Year

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

BLBD 6: Admin Assistant of State? (w/Deidre DeJear)

Mike and Tammy chat with Deidre DeJear, Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State, then discuss voter registration data and barriers to public participation.

Deidre DeJear’s website: https://www.dejearforiowa.com

BLBD 4: System of a Town (w/Josh Mandelbaum)

We talk with Josh Mandelbaum of the Des Moines City Council about policy, politics, and transportation, and discuss how to calculate traffic congestion. 

Sign up for Josh Mandelbaum's newsletter: http://www.joshmandelbaum.com

Grateful Chef: https://www.thegratefulchefdsm.com

BLBD 3: Green Hearts (w/Jessica Avant)

Green: food deserts Blue: parks   Sources: ers.usda.gov, maps.dmgov.org

Green: food deserts
Blue: parks

Sources: ers.usda.gov, maps.dmgov.org

We talk with Jessica Avant of the Des Moines Park and Recreation Board about parks, food security, and floods. Little did we know how prophetic one of those would be.