Mayor Fischer releases first episode of podcast

August 18, 2017

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the launch of his new podcast and release of its first episode, which focuses on the events following protests and violence in Charlottesville, Va.

“Our work to build a city where all citizens can reach their full human potential means that we’re dealing with complicated opportunities and challenges,” the Mayor said. “In this age of constant updates in 140 characters, it’s a good idea to sometimes talk about issues at-length in a big picture, in-depth way. That’s what this podcast will do. I ask citizens to listen and share feedback with each episode.”

You can subscribe to the Mayor Greg Fischer Podcast through:

Apple Podcasts
Google Play 

The podcast will be available in more services in the coming days. You can also stream it at

The podcast, hosted by Graham Shelby of the Mayor’s communications team, will be available through more podcast services in the coming weeks. New episodes will be released at least twice a month.

In the first episode, Mayor Fischer discusses his request that the Commission on Public Art review its catalogue of art in the public right of way to develop a list of those tied to discrimination, racism and slavery, in preparation for a community conversation about their display. He also discusses the city’s efforts to improve racial equity in Louisville.