The Mayor Greg Fischer Podcast show

The Mayor Greg Fischer Podcast

Summary: Louisville, Ky., Mayor Greg Fischer and host Graham Shelby discuss the city's challenges and unique potential in each episode. Produced by Louisville Metro. Music by The Pass used with permission of Sonablast Records.

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 Episode 28: Academies of Louisville and JCPS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:02

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer speaks with Christy Rogers, Assistant Superintendent of Transition Readiness for Jefferson County Public Schools, about the Academies of Louisville initiative.

 Episode 27: Immigration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:57

Mayor Fischer speaks with Bryan Warren, Director of the Office for Globalization, about the important role immigrants play in Louisville's economy and culture.

 Episode 26: Further Strengthening police, community relationships | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:59

Mayor Fischer is joined by Louisville Metro Chief Equity Officer Kellie Watson and Police Chief Steve Conrad to discuss the new Synergy Project, a community engagement initiative aimed at further strengthening police and community relationships grounded in trust and legitimacy.

 Episode 25: Youth Team and the Office for Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:12

In this episode, Mayor Fischer speaks with Rashaad Abdur-Rahman, Director of the Office for Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods, and members of the Youth Implementation Team.

 Episode 24: A challenging budget | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:16

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and co-host Graham Shelby are joined by Daniel Frockt, the city's chief financial officer. They discuss details of the budget proposal for Louisville Metro Government's 2019-20 fiscal year, which reflects cuts caused largely by the city’s increased state pension obligation and lack of new revenue. You can learn more about the budget proposal at

 Episode 23: Give A Day Week of Service | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:32

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is joined by Give A Day Week of Service Board member Melissa Swan and Ben Langley of JCPS to discuss the Give A Day Week of Service, April 13-20.

 Episode 22: The Need for New Revenue | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:02

In this episode, Mayor Fischer answers frequently asked questions about the state pension-driven budget challenge and the need for new revenue.

 Episode 21: Eric Friedlander, Chief of Resilience & Community Services | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:04

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer speaks with Eric Friedlander, the city's Chief of Resilience & Community Service. Friedlander leads efforts to develop a Resilience Strategy and is the point person for the city's many efforts to address the challenge of homelessness.

 Episode 20: Celebrating Small Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:23

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Deputy Director of Economic Development Rebecca Fleischaker, and small business co-owner Nathaniel Gravely discuss Louisville's small business scene.

 Episode 19: Rev. Vincent James, Chief of Community Building | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:20

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer speaks with the Rev. Vincent James, the city's Chief of Community Building. Topics include Louisville Metro's efforts violence prevention, health and more.

 Episode 18: Dr. Marty Pollio, JCPS Superintendent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:29

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer sits down with Dr. Marty Pollio, Superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools. They discuss Dr. Pollio's journey to becoming Superintendent, current and future partnerships between Louisville Metro and the city, and more.

 Episode 17: Vacant & Abandoned Properties | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:05

Mayor Greg Fischer speaks with Joshua Watkins and Linette Huelsman, Real Estate Coordinators for the Louisville Metro Vacant & Public Property Administration. In the 2017-18 fiscal year, VPPA closed on the sale of 125 vacant properties in FY18 — a 330% increase from the previous fiscal year.

 Episode 16: Code Louisville | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:12

Mayor Greg Fischer speaks with Rider Rodriguez and Tina Maddox about Code Louisville, a partnership that provides free coding training for residents. Rodriquez is Director of Sector Strategies for KentuckianaWorks and a leader of Code Louisville, which was recognized in 2015 with a visit by President Obama. Maddox is a Code Louisville graduate who now works for the Louisville tech company El Toro.

 Episode 15: Remembering Louisville's Muhammad Ali | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:57

Mayor Greg Fischer is joined by Donald E. Lassere, president and chief executive of the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, to discuss the life and legacy of Louisville's own Muhammad Ali. The Mayor, Lassere and co-host Graham Shelby also discuss the week in early June 2016 leading up to Ali's burial in Louisville, and the on-going I Am Ali Festival. Learn more about the festival at

 Episode 14: Mayor's spending plan recommendations for 2018-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:17

This week, Graham Shelby and Mayor Fischer discuss the Mayor's recommended 2018-19 executive budget. Mayor Fischer delivered his budget proposal to the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday, April 26. To learn more, visit


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