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.... Show More

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We know many people are interested in Plano's Comprehensive Plan Review process. While meetings may be difficult to record due to the work session format, we’ll do our best to share audio with you here on Inside Plano as a bonus content episode. The audio will be unedited unless there are sections that don’t make sense to broadcast. This means you might hear variations in sound leve... Read more

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We know many people are interested in Plano's Comprehensive Plan Review process. While meetings may be difficult to record due to the work session format, we’ll do our best to share audio with you here on Inside Plano as a bonus content episode. The audio will be unedited unless there are sections that don’t make sense to broadcast. This means you might hear variations in sound leve... Read more

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February 1, 2020 35 min

#LovePlano is in the air this February! City life is underway with State of the City and a Town Hall on the agenda this month, along with classes, cookies and family fun. Steve and Shannah have all of the details for you. Steve Sims with the Planning department joins the podcast to talk about the 2020 Census. He’ll explain why filling out a simple form has a huge impact on shaping Plano’s future.

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About this Series:

We know many people are interested in Plano's Comprehensive Plan Review process. While meetings may be difficult to record due to the work session format, we’ll do our best to share audio with you here on Inside Plano as a bonus content episode. The audio will be unedited unless there are sections that don’t make sense to broadcast. This means you might hear variations in sound leve... Read more

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About this Series:

We know many people are interested in Plano's Comprehensive Plan Review process. While meetings may be difficult to record due to the work session format, we’ll do our best to share audio with you here on Inside Plano as a bonus content episode. The audio will be unedited unless there are sections that don’t make sense to broadcast – like the ice breaker from the committee’s kick of... Read more

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January 15, 2020 52 sec

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About this Series:

We know many people are interested in Plano's Comprehensive Plan Review process. While meetings may be difficult to record due to the work session format, we’ll do our best to share audio with you here on Inside Plano as a bonus content episode. The audio will be unedited unless there are sections that don’t make sense to broadcast – like t... Read more

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January 1, 2020 32 min

January is Plano’s Point-in-Time Homeless Census, making it a good time to discuss what Plano is doing about homelessness. You won’t want miss to miss our conversation with special guest Shanette Eaden. As always, Steve and Shannah bring you the best events and programs to get your new year off to good start. The New Year brings new resolutions – and a statewide Get Healthy Challenge. Will you join us for It’s Time Texas?

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December 1, 2019 30 min

It’s December and we’re feeling festive. Plano has tons of fun family events to keep you feeling the holiday magic. Plus we have some good advice for you about recycling those holiday-related items. Officer Chris Bianez with the Plano Police Department joins the podcast to talk about holiday property safety. He’s got great do and don’t do tips, plus gives you an important update to Take-Lock-Hide.

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November 1, 2019 37 min

November means warm clothes, hearty foods and fall festivals. Plano has the holiday season fun and events for you, starting with a clean-out opportunity Steve and Shannah get real about recycling and holidays you don’t normally think about. And in a twist, Shannah takes the hot seat as this episode’s special guest to talk about the work behind communications and community outreach for the City.

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October means Halloween fun for adults, children and pets alike. Steve and Shannah have the details for your spooktacular schedule. They also share this month’s can’t-miss music events. Katie Masucci, Plano’s Water Educator, joins the podcast to talk about smart ways to manage your water use.

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September 1, 2019 37 min

September means cooler temperatures and festival season. Steve and Shannah explain why it’s a big anniversary year for the Plano Balloon Festival and Harrington Library. Jim Dingman, Environmental Health Manager, joins the podcast to talk about everyone’s favorite subject – food. He also shares how three little words can make a big difference.

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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.

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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.

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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 bette... Read more

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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 a... Read more

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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.

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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. 

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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... Read more

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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 podca... Read more

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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.

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