Inside Plano, The City Podcast

Inside Plano, The City Podcast

Inside Plano takes you behind the scenes of our city. We introduce you to the faces and places who help make this a great place to live and give us all lots of reasons to #loveplano.

Episodes

January 10, 2018 32 min

Welcome to the first episode of #InsidePlano, The City Podcast. In this new podcast, Shannah and Steve cover the big arts events heading to Plano this spring. Plano’s Parks and Recreation will spend all year celebrating its 50th anniversary. Department director Robin Reeves joins the show to talk about how things have changed since 1968, what new things are coming to the city (new dog parks and a $2 million all-abilities playground...

Share
Mark as Played

Steve and Shannah are back with February’s edition of #InsidePlano, the City Podcast. They explore the many updates to Plano’s Parks and Recreation offerings. Steve reveals the first three acts hitting the state for the Courtyard Texas Music Series while Shannah makes plans for Book-in-Common 2018. Rental bikes have arrived in Plano, and the team talks about Plano’s plans to manage bike share. Animal Department director Jamey Cantr...

Share
Mark as Played
March 7, 2018 31 min

Steve and Shannah celebrate the return of sunshine in the March edition of #InsidePlano, the City Podcast. With springtime in North Texas on the way, they discuss the return of free outdoor concerts and activities, as well as the return of storm season. Emergency Management Department director Carrie Reyes joins the show to talk about emergency sirens and how your family can be better prepared for unpredictable weather. This month ...

Share
Mark as Played

Steve and Shannah are back at the mic for April’s edition of #InsidePlano, the City Podcast. They're celebrating spring with farmer's markets, outdoor concerts and arts events. A very well-known name in Plano joins the podcast - Officer David Tilley. You'll get to know more about the person Nextdoor says is the "Most Trusted Police Officer in America." You'll also learn more about the state of safety in Pla...

Share
Mark as Played

May means property tax appraisal time in Plano. Steve and Shannah dig into the details of taxes and government budgets on the May edition of #InsidePlano, the City Podcast. Karen Rhodes-Whitley, the city’s budget director, joins the show to explain more. But there are lots of other things going on in Plano. Get details on the upcoming water safety fair, senior wellness fair, summer classes through Parks and Recreation and the Libra...

Share
Mark as Played

It’s June and along with summer heat comes family fun, including pool time, summer learning at the library, and parties for humans and dogs alike. Steve and Shannah look at Plano’s busy calendar of activities, including a very special birthday, on the June edition of #InsidePlano, the City Podcast. Libby Holtmann, the city’s library director, joins the show to explain why the library is “more than books.” Steve and Shannah share fu...

Share
Mark as Played

It’s July and the summer heat has arrived. Stay cool with summer learning at the library. Steve and Shannah explain why Plano Parks and Recreation want your stories, and Plano Police and Fire departments want your blood donations. Selso Mata, the city’s Chief Building Officer, joins #InsidePlano to talk about permits and the role of building inspections. As you might guess, Steve and Shannah talk about why ice cream is one of the b...

Share
Mark as Played

The dog days of summer are the perfect description for August in Plano. It’s hot but there’s plenty to do, from concerts to book sales. Don’t forget to leash up Fido because Plano has some fun things in the works. Ryan Delzell, Environmental Waste Services Manager, joins #InsidePlano, the City Podcast, to talk about trash, recycling and locally-produced compost. Steve and Shannah talk about their favorite hot summer day cool down b...

Share
Mark as Played

September signals the return to school in Plano and the arrival of the Plano Balloon Festival. Hot air balloons aren’t the only things on our minds. McCall Plaza hosts a fun tribute band series while Oak Point Recreation Center welcomes #PlanoPups to a giant doggo swim party. Meanwhile the 5th Annual Peanut Butter Drive gets underway to meet the very real needs of the hungry in Plano. Rachel Patterson, Director of Environmental Hea...

Share
Mark as Played

October brings fall fun and family events to Plano. Steve and Shannah explore all of the spooktacular options. In October you can tour of a Plano Fire Station, experience the region’s largest cultural event at the Plano International Festival, and return unused/expired drugs during the DEA Drug Take Back Day. The Library brings in specialized training for area veterans. Brian Shewski, Transportation Manager, joins the podcast to ta...

Share
Mark as Played

November has arrived with all of the holiday trimmings. But first, Steve and Shannah pull their waders on to talk about the damage and troubles from the record-breaking fall rain storms. Plano’s gearing up for the holiday season, with classes to help you manage stress and learn gratitude, seasonal craft markets and the tree lighting at Dickens in Downtown. Plus, we get down and dirty about sewers. Peggy Harrell, Fire and Life Safet...

Share
Mark as Played

December is here and so is the end of 2018. Steve and Shannah look back at their first year of podcasting and their favorite Inside Plano episodes. They also cover the many family activities to keep Plano families busy this December. Plus they share their New Year’s wishes for their fellow Planoites. Corina Sadler, Volunteer Resources Supervisor, joins the podcast to talk about the incredible impact volunteers make in Plano.

Share
Mark as Played

It’s a new year in Plano and lots of new things are on the horizon! Collin Creek Mall has new owners, prompting Steve and Shannah to take a walk down memory lane. Don’t miss out on the fun things coming to Plano this January, including some valuable free resources for your family. They also have some cool news about Plano’s restaurant scene. Nicole Warhoftig, Sustainability and Environmental Education Supervisor, joins the podcast ...

Share
Mark as Played

It may be cold but spring in on the horizon. For those in North Texas, that means our water system will undergo chlorine maintenance. Steve and Shannah talk about what you need to know for this 28-day period. They’ll also cover the fun (and free) classes for Plano residents and a budget-friendly suggestion for keeping up with your New Year’s Resolution. Jack Carr, Deputy City Manager, joins the podcast for an in-depth discussion ab...

Share
Mark as Played

Spring is here and along with it comes compost, chlorine maintenance and a critter with the potential to cause big problems for Plano’s trees. Steve and Shannah talk about all the fun to be had in Plano, from concerts to classes and festivals for every interest. Angela Kralik, Plano’s Urban Forester, joins the podcast to talk about our tree canopy and how you can protect this valuable natural resource. 

Share
Mark as Played

Plano’s officially the happiest city in America. Steve and Shannah talk about all of the things happening in Plano in April. You’re sure to find something planned to make you and your family happy. And there’s also big news on the food scene. Kelley Crimmins, Community Outreach Specialist with Parks and, joins the podcast to talk about all the ways you can take advantage of Plano’s award-winning parks and recreation system.

Share
Mark as Played

April showers bring May bluebonnets! With the end of the school year on the horizon, Plano’s got plenty of things planned for family fun. Steve and Shannah talk about all of the things happening in Plano in May, from concerts to festivals and plenty of activities to keep your kids busy. Warmer weather makes us crave cold treats. Michelle Hawkins, Arts and Culture Manager, joins the podcast to talk about the must-see events and acti...

Share
Mark as Played

June has arrived and school is officially out for the summer. No worries! Plano has you covered with plenty to keep busy, regardless of your age and stage. Steve and Shannah answer listener mail and debate their favorite hang-out patios around the city. Tammy Korns, Community Outreach Manager for Plano Public Library joins the podcast to explain why you might see the #MoreThanBooks van and how partnerships make the library better.

Share
Mark as Played

July feels like one giant party. From Independence Day to Harry Potter’s birthday, Steve and Shannah will tell you where to find the fun. They also have some important news regarding potholes on Plano’s streets and those pesky mosquitoes in your backyard. Plano’s new City Manager, Mark Israelson joins the podcast to talk about his leadership philosophy and priorities for Plano.

Share
Mark as Played

August is here and so are the dog days of summer. Steve and Shannah have plenty of ways for you to have fun and stay cool. Plano has money on the mind and wants you to join the conversation about the City budget. Peter Braster, Director of Special Projects, joins the podcast to talk about Collin Creek Mall, Downtown Plano and what the city is doing to help with traffic.

Share
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

  • If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

  • Dr. Death

    We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.

  • The Daily

    This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

  • Dateline NBC

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

  • Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

Facebook comments will no longer be available on iHeart

We're taking steps to simplify your experience. If you want to reach out to our hosts or stations, please do so via their website or social media. If you need any assistance please check out our help site.

Chat About Inside Plano, The City Podcast

Advertise With Us
Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

Connect

© 2021 iHeartMedia, Inc.