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Mboka Mwilambwe: How polarization after George Floyd's death inspired his run for mayor – Episode 07

Mboka Mwilambwe
Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
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SIU
Bloomington, Illinois Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe

Bloomington, Illinois Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe talks about the challenges and joys of local public service, why Bloomington was named the happiest city in North America, and how the national fallout after George Floyd's death inspired him to run for mayor.

Hosted by John Shaw. Produced and edited by Alee Quick. This podcast is produced through a partnership between Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and WSIU Public Radio. For more, visit paulsimoninstitute.org/podcasts.

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John T. Shaw joined the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute as director in January 2018. He established the Institute’s “Better Politics, Smarter Government” agenda with its Restoring American Statesmanship, Renewing Illinois, and Understanding Our New World programs.
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