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Municipal Equation is a podcast about cities and towns in changing times.

Brought to you by the N.C. League of Municipalities.

Host, producer, music: Ben Brown. 

Oct 31, 2022

As various public and private services adapt to evolved consumer expectations, local governments around the country are themselves adapting with in-house "digital service teams" to deliver in a modern, convenient way. In fact, these teams are becoming ubiquitous. But let's back up. What is a digital service team in the...


Sep 30, 2022

We talk with Lena Geraghty of the National League of Cities about a new report looking at the future of work in our cities and towns, and how municipal leaders can play a role in making it as good and inclusive as...


Aug 31, 2022

Let's take a tour around this state we love so much. On this episode of Municipal Equation, NCLM's podcast about cities and towns adapting to change, we explore how municipalities from the mountains to the coast are programming their American Rescue Plan allocations -- federal funds with transformative potential,...


Jul 27, 2022

Cities and towns so good that vacations become permanent stays. On this episode of Municipal Equation, we talk with VisitNC, the state's promotional and tourism outfit, about its Dream Big in Small Town NC initiative, which aims to connect travelers with the state's alluring small towns -- places so great they're hard...


Jun 30, 2022

On this episode of Municipal Equation, the podcast about cities adapting to change, we talk with Mayor Hugh Credle of Weldon, N.C., to learn how his small town is thinking big with the help of the river -- the Roanoke -- running just alongside its limits.