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Metro21: Smart Cities Institute Podcast

Apr 26, 2021

In this podcast episode, Karen talks with Julie DeSeyn, the Chief Program and Policy Officer of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. She oversees many grant-making and initiatives such as the 2-1-1 Helpline that seeks to provide help for some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Hear Julie discuss...


Feb 4, 2021

In this podcast episode, Karen talks with Lee Branstetter, who recently worked on a comprehensive and impressive research project with us here at Metro21, where he and his colleagues developed an app to helped disadvantaged workers get to their jobs through ridehailing (like using Uber or Lyft). We will get the...


Oct 5, 2020

In this episode of the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute Podcast, Karen Lightman interviews Dr. Alexandra Chouldechova, a professor at Carnegie Mellon. Dr. Chouldechova is the Estella Loomis McCandless Assistant Professor of Statistics and Public Policy, and her work focuses on algorithmic fairness in areas such as...


Jun 17, 2020

This episode of Metro21's podcast features the inaugural Executive Director of Allies for Children, Patrick Dowd. Host Karen Lightman and Dowd sit down to talk about child equity, COVID-19, and the current civil unrest flooding the nation. Check it out!


Nov 15, 2019

On this episode of the podcast, Karen Lightman, Metro21 Executive Director sits down with Waynesburg University President Douglas Lee to discuss everything from the future of rural mobility to running triathlons in Death Valley. Make sure to tune in!

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