Radio Times

Philadelphia Innovators Series

There are some cool and exciting things happening in Philadelphia — tech start ups and theater groups plus new ways of looking at land use and sustainability.

Join Radio Times for Philadelphia Innovators — a five part series where you’ll meet some of the movers and shakers and dreamers in this city.

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The programs:

-Three Philly leaders innovating land-use
We look at some of the innovative ways that Philadelphia is approaching its land-use, zoning and planning processes. Our guests are Councilman Bobby Henon, filmmaker Jamie Moffet, and Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections director Carlton Williams.

-A conversation with local tech innovators
We talk with people at the forefront of Philadelphia’s burgeoning technology sector. Our guests are First Round Capital’s Josh Kopelman, Artisan Mobile CEO Bob Moul, Ben Franklin Technology Partners/Southeastern Pennsylvania CEO RoseAnn Rosenthal, and Chris Wink of Technically Philly.

-The Arts Community
We drum, act and slam our way into the creative arts community with poet Perry “Vision” Divirgilio, musician Alex Shaw and co-founders of Walking Fish Theater, Michelle Pauls and Stan Heleva.

-Open Data Philly & bridging the digital divide
What could open data and the transparency enabled by digital technology do for the city and its residents? We’re joined by Mark Headd, the city’s first Chief Data Officer; Maria Walker with KEYSPOT; and Technically Philly’s Juliana Reyes.

-Sustainable Philadelphia
A talk with some of the city’s environmental pioneers about the work they’re doing to shrink Philadelphia’s eco-footprint. Our guests are Katherine Gajewski, Director of the Office of Sustainability; Tim McDonald, President of Onion Flats; Jon Wybar of Revolution Recovery; and Common Market’s Haile Johnston.