Saturday, April 11, 2009

This Week On Smart City: Investing In The Future

The economic crisis has left many not-for-profit organizations in a
financial pinch. But a new funding mechanism run by our guest Robin Hacke is bringing investment into low-income areas of cities. We'll speak with Robin about The Catalyst Fund, and why they provide loans to social organizations, instead of grants.

And...what can high speed rail do for a region? All over the world, trains whisk people from location to location at speeds over 100 miles an hour. Everywhere but America that is. In the midwest one man is looking to change that: Rick Harnish of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association joins us to talk about how to connect a region using very fast trains.

Smart City is a syndicated, weekly hour-long public radio talk show that takes an in-depth look at urban life: the people, places, ideas and trends that affect us all. Host Carol Coletta, president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, talks with national and international public policy experts, economists, business leaders, artists, developers, planners and others on the pulse of city life for a penetrating discussion on urban issues.

Smart City is broadcast at 6 a.m. Saturday and Sundays on WKNO-FM, but it is also webcast and podcast so you can listen to it anytime you like. For the webcast, times for the broadcast in other cities and to sign up for the podcast, visit our website.

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