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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.

Jan 31, 2017

Matt talks with Robby Takac, co-founder of the Goo Goo Dolls, about the not-for-profit organization he founded that encourages kids through music, the “end of your arm” philosophy to improving communities, seeing the country with @RoadsideAmerica, and why he built a recording studio in his hometown of Buffalo, NY.

Jan 24, 2017

Matt & Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown talk about their experience with CityLab, the impact of the growing immigrant & refugee population to Buffalo’s revitalization, driving development through the city's new "Green Code,” sharing ideas with other mayors across the country, and his love of @FlamingFish food truck.

Jan 17, 2017

Are we living in a post-truth America? Matt and Bruce Katz, Centennial Scholar at The Brookings Institution, discuss the need for cities to adjust to a very different world after the election & Brexit; the impact of relocating anchor institutions to the downtown core; and the radical remake of federalism.

Jan 10, 2017

Matt talks with Janne Siren, director of the Albright-Knox, about the art gallery as a major anchor institution in Buffalo and the holistic role the arts play in elevating the community through engaging youth, partnering with other local organizations, and leveraging the latest technology.

Jan 3, 2017

Matt’s daughter Molly takes over the show to introduce Matt to his audience. They talk about why he created this show and his interest in the people who make cities great; how he went from working on Saturday Night Live in NYC to leading a Medical Campus in Buffalo; and who his ideal guest would be (after Molly, of...