CityTalk Radio Archives
Note: CityTalk is not currently being aired. Shows on this page are archived broadcasts.
City Talk was a news and information radio show about Springfield's municipal government. Hosted by Mike Brothers, each episode focuses on a different issue. City Talk was made possible by an in-kind donation of airtime from Meyer Communications.
September 28, 2010: Chatting With Councilmen Bailes and Burlison
Guests: City Councilmen Scott Bailes and Doug Burlison discuss why they ran for Council and what it's like to serve, as well as some recent issues facing the City such as the budget, the Heer's project and more.
September 14, 2010: Traffic, Transportation, and Technology
Guests: Martin Gugel and Jason Haynes discuss the Advanced Traffic Management System, decreasing accident rates, and the status of Springfield's red light camera program.
August 24, 2010: Regulations Bring Wastewater Changes
Guests: Steve Meyer and Ed Malter of the Public Works Department discuss the potentially significant changes coming to the City's wastewater system because of tightening state and federal regulations.
July 27, 2010: Let's Talk About Money
Guests: The City's Finance Director Mary Mannix Decker and Economic Development Director May Lily Smith discuss taxes, accountability, special taxing districts such as CIDs and more.
Due to technical glitches, portions of this episode are missing. We apologize for the lack of continuity.
July 6, 2010: Planning & Development
Guests: Director of Planning & Development Ralph Rognstad, Principal City Planner Mike MacPherson and Senior City Planner Bob Hosmer. Topics include: Springfield's current citizen-led strategic planning process, why changes to the City's zoning rules will help local businesses, and a proposal to allow the keeping of chickens within City limits.
June 22, 2010: Missouri Career Center
Guests: Bill Dowling, Executive Director of the Missouri Career Center, and Jamie Moss, Summer Youth Program Coordinator. Dowling and Moss discuss the services provided by the Career Center, including the Summer Youth Program and classes related to job re-training.
May 3, 2010: Neighborhoods - Issues and Tools
Guests: Bob Horton, Executive Director of Urban Neighborhoods Alliance, and Randall Whitman, Senior Planner, City of Springfield Department of Planning & Development. Horton and Whitman discuss how the City works with the UNA and various neighborhood associations, the various tools available to residents and the City, and the current state of Springfield's neighborhoods.