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On November 28, 2018, the City of Richfield started 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.

Check out the most-recent episodes: 

Episode XLIII – Sustainability Journey    

Did you know that one ton of 100 percent recycled paper saves the equivalent of 4,100 kWh of energy, 7,000 gallons of water, 60 pounds of air emissions and three cubic yards of landfill space? Richfield Sustainability Specialist sure does and she is on a mission to make the city as “green” as possible.  

For the forty-third episode of the That’s Rich(field) podcast we talk with Rachel about the city’s sustainability journey focusing on where we have been and where we are going in the future.


Episode XLIV – Ward I City Councilmember Simon Trautmann     

The City of Richfield means a lot of things to a lot of people. Some people like it for its abundance of green space, some people like it for its unique food offerings, and some people love it for its “Urban Hometown” feel. In the case of Ward I City Councilmember Simon Trautmann he likes all of those things and so much more. Plus, he probably knows more about the city than most residents because he has been a part of the community in some way, shape or form his entire life.

For the forty-fourth episode of the That’s Rich(field) podcast we talk with Councilmember Trautmann about growing up in Richfield, how it has changed over the years and why it is important for residents to get involved in the community.  

Episode XLV – 77th Street Underpass

Some infrastructure projects take a long time. Other infrastructure projects take a really, really long time. Then there is the 77th Street Underpass which makes all other infrastructure projects look like they were designed, proposed and built in about a week and a half. The City of Richfield, along with its other regional partners, has been trying to complete the 77th Street Underpass project for three decades. Just a couple weeks ago the Minnesota House of Representatives Bonding Committee toured the project to learn why it is important to the region.

For the forty-fifth episode of the That’s Rich(field) podcast we talk with Public Works Director Kristin Asher about the history of the 77th Street Underpass project, why it is so important to the region’s transportation infrastructure and where the project stands.


Episode XLVI – Operation Warm  

You would be hard pressed to find someone who thinks firefighters do not do enough for their communities. Most people do not realize that besides putting out fired and providing emergency medical assistance, firefighters find all kinds of other ways to contribute to the communities they serve. In the case of Richfield, one of the department’s biggest philanthropic efforts is Operation Warm, which annually sees firefighters donate hundreds of coats to the city’s elementary students.

For the forty-sixth episode of the That’s Rich(field) podcast we talk with firefighter Mark Watczak about why the city’s firefighters took up the cause of Operation Warm, what it means to the community and how residents can get involved.  


Episode XLVII – Heroes and Helpers   

No matter how old you are opening a gift from a friend or family members is always fun. Add the holiday season into the mix and gift giving and gift opening is one of the best times of the year. There is laughter, joking, happy tears and smiles from ear to ear. Sadly, not everyone can afford a boat-load of presents under there tree. The Richfield Police Department is doing what they can to bring the spirit of giving back to the community with its Heroes and Helpers program, which helps families in need purchase gifts during the holiday season.  

For the forty-seventh episode of the That’s Rich(field) podcast we talk with police Lieutenant Brad Drayna about the history, logistics and spirit of the department’s Heroes and Helpers program.   

 

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