Tear It Down
By Michael Karlik
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
A small group of outsiders wanted to change their city for the better. So they got elected. And then the revenge began. An eight-part story hosted by Michael Karlik of City Council Chronicles.
||ExplicitChapter 8: The Game Changer||New year, new council. Something is different about North College Hill in 2018. Could this be the year everything turns around? There are four possible reasons for why things appear better inside the City Center. “Tear It Down” is written and pro||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 7: Paradoxes||People believe one thing, then act differently. Several contradictions exist in the North College Hill government over transparency, spousal involvement, and legislating. How does this affect the city? “Tear It Down” is written and produced by Mi||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 6: “The Center of It All”||The City Center was Dan Brooks’s vision since his school days. When the city and its incapable building manager let a roof leak get worse and worse, eventually the council had to make a choice: keep the building and its recreational programs running?||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 5: “Secretary” to “CEO”||When the new mayor attempts to hire a city administrator, the council blocks it, saying they have a major problem with the decision. There are accusations of discrimination and hostage-taking that lead to a 10-day stalemate. When the council finally giv||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 4: The Puppet Master||Nick Link is the co-founder of Change*nch who was once drawn into a shouting match with the city administrator. He pushes back against the suggestion that Change is the “party of no” and believes the group has ideas--good ideas--that the voters seem||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 3: Bullies||Amy Bancroft became mayor and began taking heat from Change*nch for not firing the city administrator. When she stood her ground, cyberbullies spread negativity and threats on the community Facebook group. Did she do the right thing? “Tear It Down||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 2: The Salary||Daniel Brooks was the longtime mayor of North College Hill. But during his last years in office, he made a series of poor decisions that plunged the city into chaos. When the mayor decided to combine the salary of his city administrator with that of the||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 1: “We Have No Hope”||Amber Bailey is the youngest and newest city council member in North College Hill, Ohio. She needs help in dealing with the other council members--people who belong to a group called “Change*nch,” which seized control of the council almost a decade||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Better than Serial
Shockingly good. Call out of work and binge the whole thing right now
Insightful story on how government should and shouldn’t work that’s also funny and charming.
S-Town for 2018
The thrilling, and sometimes chilling, story of a small town embroiled in chaos by two competing factions. Beautifully told and the characters are so intriguing to hear from!