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Starting November 28, 2018, the City of Richfield will be starting a weekly podcast dedicated to expounding on the city’s many projects and programs, as well as talking to people of interest within the community.

The podcast, which is titled That’s Rich(field), is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Episode I - Mayor Pat Elliott

For our first episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with Mayor Pat Elliott and talk about growing up in Richfield, his time on the city council and his plans for the future. 

 

Episode II - Organics recycling 

For our second episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with Minnesota Green Corps member Rachel Lindholm to talk about the city's new organics recycling program. 

 

 

Episode III - Road reconstruction 

For the third episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with city engineer Jeff Pearson to discuss road reconstruction, roundabouts and the city's complete streets policy. 

 

 

Episode IV - Holiday fire safety 

For our fourth episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with Fire Chief Wayne Kewitsch to discuss holiday fire safety and what it is like to spend Christmas at the fire station. 

 

 

Episode V - Winter at the Wood Lake Nature Center

For our fifth episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with Wood Lake Nature Center naturalist Ashley Hansen to discuss the nature center's annual Candlelight and Ice event taking place on December 31, as well as all the other winter happenings at the nature center. 

 

Episode VI - Winter weather and smart salting

For our sixth episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with Public Works Department Operations Superintendent Chris Link to discuss how the city tackles winter weather. We also talk about how smart salting is saving the city money and better for the environment, while still keeping residents safe on the roads. 

 

Episode VII - Community policing 

For our seventh episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with Richfield Police Department Lieutenant Brad Drayna and Community Liaison Diana Chaman Salas to discuss how the city's police utilize community policing to build trust in with residents, as well as how this relationship leads to a safer Richfield. 

 

Episode VIII - First-time homebuyer program

For our eighth episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with Housing Specialist Celeste McDermott to discuss the city's new first-time homebuyer program, as well as the other various housing programs offered through the Community Development Department. 

 

Episode IX - New Mayor Maria Regan Gonzalez (Part I)

Our ninth episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast is going to be delivered in two parts. For the episode, we sat down with new Mayor Maria Regan Gonzalez to discuss her background, what led her to run for mayor and her vision for the city's future. However, we covered so much more, so we decided to break it up into two parts. Tune in next week to listen to the conclusion of the interview.

 

Episode IX - New Mayor Maria Regan Gonzalez (Part II)

For the second part of our ninth episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast, we finish our conversation with new Mayor Maria Regan Gonzalez. Topics discussed include the importance of equity and inclusion, being elected Minnesota's first Latina mayor and the upcoming State of the Community event to be held on February 20.  

 

Episode X - Curling

For our tenth episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with Richfield Curling Club president Lisa Rudolph to discuss the birth of curling in Richfield. Curling only started in Richfield last June, but in a very short amount of time, has developed a devout following. Recently, it has even been popping out at the city's outdoor ice rinks in the form of voyager curling. 

 

Episode XI - Richfield Public Schools

For our eleventh episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with Richfield Public Schools superintendent Steve Unowsky to discuss all the great things that are happening within the city's school system.  

Episode XII - Chamber of Commerce

For our twelfth episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with Richfield Chamber of Commerce president Anne Schultz to discuss the city's thriving business community. Schultz also explains how businesses are giving back to the community and how a prosperous business community impacts the city and schools. 

 
Episode XIII - City Manager Katie Rodriguez

For our thirteenth episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with new city manager Katie Rodriguez to discuss her background, what brought her to Richfield and the opportunities that lay ahead for the city. 

 

Episode XIV - Historic February Snowfall 

For our fourteenth episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast we brought in the best of the best Public Works Department staff we could find to discuss how the city's snow removal crews battled February's historic snow accumulation. 

 

Episode XV - Stormwater 

When you live in the land of 10,000 lakes, you care about water quality. For our fifteenth episode of the That's Rich(field) Podcast we sit down with Water Resource Specialist Patrick Martin to discuss how the city protects its stormwater. He also talks about ways that residents can aid in keeping Minnesota’s stormwater pollutant free.