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Podcasting For The Civic Spirit Of Chattanooga

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Nathan Bird dove into local politics in the City of Chattanooga and created a podcast to spur civic engagement.

“Chattanooga Civics” began in the run-up to city elections last year - and the podcast continues to this day.

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