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In the Arena

Conversations about courage, compassion and creativity in public leadership.

Host Cathilea Robinett pursues her guests' personal backstories to understand what they bring to public service. Their stories – personal and professional – help explain their devotion to serving In The Arena, with all that President Teddy Roosevelt described as the "triumph of high achievement" and when "the doer of deeds could have done them better" in service of "a worthy cause." She speaks to an array of people, including elected and appointed officials, to glean how their values, passions, lived experiences, choices, and even eccentricities helped them live and work more productively, with a mix of courage, compassion and creativity.

 

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In the Arena

Town Halls? This Mayor Does Porch Tours

Dayton, Ohio's Nan Whaley talks to people about policy where they feel most comfortable.

In the Arena

Teddy Roosevelt Inspired Him. Now This Governor Wants to Honor Him.

North Dakota's Doug Burgum is helping to build a presidential library in his state.

In the Arena

The Man Showing the Country What Makes Cities Work

Steve Benjamin represents the interests of U.S. mayors. When it comes to his city, he's interested in the "three I's."

In the Arena

First She Watched History on TV. Then She Made It.

Mayor Acquanetta Warren credits her father for her big dreams. "You've been to the moon," he used to say. There was some truth to that.

In the Arena

Embrace Your Limitations -- in Life and Public Policy

That's the advice of Kristen Cox, who lost her sight in her 20s and became a client of public services. Now, her job is to oversee them.

In the Arena

The Nation's First Compassionate City?

Mayor Greg Fischer's parents taught him to care for others. He's using their lessons to lead Kentucky's biggest city.

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She Was a Model and WWE Ring Girl. Now She's a Highly Regarded State House Leader.

Themis Klarides is defying expectations and redefining leadership in the Connecticut legislature.

In the Arena

Why Eric Garcetti Thinks America Needs a Mayor in the White House

"It is America's cities that are here, ready to save Washington," says the Los Angeles mayor and potential 2020 candidate.

In the Arena

A New Podcast for and About Public Leaders

The most popular Roosevelt quote, explained, on the first episode of "In the Arena."

 

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