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49 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Carbon Neutral by 2050
New York City has the most aggressive climate goals in the country, including being carbon neutral by 2050. In this episode, guests Ben Furnas, Director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability, and Anthony Fiore, DCAS Deputy Commissioner for Energy Management, discuss the steps New York City is taking to achieve its climate goals. Topics of conversation include sourcing renewable energy to power NYC, supporting electric vehicle infrastructure, retrofitting buildings across the five boroughs, dramatically reducing emissions from city government operations, and much more.
41 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Public Service: Careers in NYC Government
Working for the City of New York offers employees a good job and a rewarding mission. With over 400,000 employees, the City hires people of every background. This episode focuses on career opportunities working for the City of New York, including the types of jobs available, the advantages of working for the City, how to navigate the civil service system, and much more. The guests are DCAS Executive Deputy Commissioner Dawn Pinnock and NYC Department of Correction Assistant Commissioner Claudette Hamilton.
38 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
The City of New York's Return to Office
Only seven American companies have more employees than the City of New York. While most of the city's 400,000 employees are essential workers who continued to report to job sites during the pandemic, a substantial portion of the workforce transitioned to telework. This episode we discuss how the city sustained its operations while teleworking and its ongoing transition back to the office.
32 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
NYC's Electric Vehicle Future
Will electric vehicles replace the internal combustion engine and help break the world’s dependency on fossil fuels? As the City of New York builds towards an all-electric municipal vehicle fleet by 2040, the city is also preparing for widespread public adoption of EVs. We are joined for this conversation by Keith Kerman, NYC’s Chief Fleet Officer and DCAS Deputy Commissioner for Fleet Management, and Jen Roberton, Senior Transportation Policy Advisor for the NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability.
48 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Behind the Scenes of NYC's COVID-19 Response
We take a behind-the-scenes look at the City of New York's COVID-19 response efforts, including sourcing personal protective equipment, building the city's PPE stockpile, and setting up field hospitals, testing sites, and vaccination sites. Our guests: Jamie Torres-Springer, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Design and Construction, and Adam Buchanan, Chief Contracting Officer for the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services.
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