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Iowa City releases podcast for residents

First episode covers historic preservation

The Iowa City City Hall which includes the Police Department in Iowa City on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
The Iowa City City Hall which includes the Police Department in Iowa City on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — Residents in Iowa City will have a new podcast devoted to local issues.

The city announced Monday it would be produce a podcast called “Iowa City Matters” that will cover community and civic topics, according to a media release.

The first episode will cover historic preservation in Iowa City.

Residents can find “Iowa City Matters” where they normally subscribe to podcasts. It can be found on the iTunes website, and residents can find more information on icgov.org/IowaCityMatters.

The first episode includes panelists Thomas Agran, Iowa City Downtown District public art director; Jessica Bristow, historic preservation planner; Connie Champion, former City Council member and owner of a historic home; and Josh Moe, an architect who works on historic structures.

The episode “sheds light on how historic preservation helps shape our community — from what makes a structure historic to the incentives and responsibilities that accompany a designation,” according to the release.

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