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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 13th June 2024

This week co-hosts Simone and Freya are discussing what it takes to be a councillor, the expectations, the risks, the rewards, and everything in between. They share snippets and insights from first-hand accounts gained from recent interviews with Cllr Award 2023 winners and councillors from all over the world.

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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 23rd May 2024

This week, we cover the aftermath of the English local elections, the campaign for equality in Ireland’s upcoming local elections, and, of course, the big announcement of the UK general election on July 4th and what it means for local government. LGIU’s resident election expert, Dr Greg Stride, joins them to discuss all the details.

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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 9th May 2024

In this new episode, co-hosts Simone and Freya discuss the LGIU’s Global Local newsletter, from its beginnings to how it’s grown, and what it represents as part of LGIU’s vision for the future of local government everywhere.

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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 25 April 2024

In this new episode, co-hosts Simone and Freya discuss the LGIU’s Global Local Executive Panel series. They are joined by Head of International Operations, Hannah Muirhead, to talk about the panel series’ inception back during Covid, the overwhelmingly positive response it has received over the years, and the future ambitions for the panels.

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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 11 April 2024

In this new episode, co-hosts Simone and Freya discuss all things local elections and why they are so important. Dr Andrew Walker joins them to chat about the release of LGIU’s highly anticipated Ones to Watch guide for elections in England, which highlights some of the biggest battlegrounds to watch out for.

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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 28 March 2024

The episode features a discussion with Dr. Andrew Walker and Dr. Greg Stride about the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre, along with news stories about reducing waste, addressing homelessness, and encouraging healthier modes of transport.

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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 14 March 2024

In this episode of “What’s New at LGIU”, Simone and Freya discuss the launch of the annual Cllr Awards and share the latest news from local governments around the world.

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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 29 February 2024

LGIU’s big story this week is the results of their 2024 State of Local Government Finance survey in England, with Dr Greg Stride from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre joining the podcast to discuss the surprising results and the wider response, as well as playing a game called ‘six degrees of local government’.

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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 1 February 2024

In this episode of What’s New at LGIU podcast, hosts Simone and Freya discuss the annual survey into the state of local government finance in England, recent developments in the world of local government, and upcoming events and training opportunities.

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Podcast: The under-explored relationship between local government and dark tourism

In this episode, your host, Freya Millard, chats with Dr. Beth Heidelberg from Minnesota State University, Mankato, to discuss her very niche specialism exploring local government’s relationship with the dark tourism industry. Providing insightful case study analysis from her own field research of US dark tourism hotspots like Salem, Clear Lake, Holcombe and Amityville.

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