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Talking Cities is the place where we investigate cutting-edge innovations for cities in America and beyond, featuring people working to create vibrant, healthier, more sustainable communities. Hosted by Matt Enstice, president & CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, a not-for-profit furthering economic growth, igniting urban revitalization, and building a strong, thriving community.

Jun 20, 2017

Matt talks with Mike Morris, CEO @TopCoder, about going from a developer to an entrepreneur; starting the number one community of software developers on the planet more than 15 years ago; TopCoder’s model of assigning co-pilots to help find solutions to complex problems; and the explosion of the gig economy to...


Jun 13, 2017

In this special 1-hour episode, Matt has a conversation with Bishop Tommy Reid and Pastor William Gillison about the role of the church in reviving cities; how technology and the media have changed ministry through the years; and what the two pastors with over 100 years of ministry have to say for our listeners...


Jun 6, 2017

Mehrdad Yazdani, founder of Yazdani Studio at CannonDesign, talks about growing up in Iran and seeing the movement of people from towns and villages to the country's capital, Tehran; the inspiration behind the Gates Vascular Institute and the impact of creating purposeful collisions; and his thoughts on technologies...


May 30, 2017

Michael Weiner, President & CEO of the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, talks with Matt about the role of the United Way as both a world-wide network as well as a leader within local communities; his view of the working poor and racial inequity as systemic problems faced across the country; driving data by zip code;...


May 23, 2017

Matt talks with Gregg Mojica, Chief Technology Officer of Gradology, about life as a software engineer and serial entrepreneur at age 18. They talk about "gamifying" education to improve student grades, how Gregg's motivation to have his name in the app store while in high school pushed him to create a number of apps,...