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Hello Worcester and the world, and welcome to Public Hearing! Public Hearing is a podcast from Action! by Design where we explore the unique challenges and opportunities facing Massachusetts’ gateway cities as they work to create more equitable, liberated, and sustainable communities.
Each episode, we’ll bring you stories from the frontlines of community change work, featuring the people and organizations working to make a difference in their cities. We’ll delve into issues like affordable housing, transportation, education, and more, and hear from experts and community leaders about the innovative solutions they’re creating to address these challenges.
But it’s not all serious business – we’ll also be bringing you some laughs and levity along the way, because we believe that creating a more equitable world can (and should!) be a joyful act.
So, join us on this journey to build better communities! Whether you’re a policy wonk, a community organizer, or just someone who cares about creating a more fair and just world, this podcast is for you. So, hit subscribe and let’s get to work!
Public Hearing crew
Joshua Croke (Pronouns: They/Them)/Present Futurist. Community Innovator. Unquestionably Queer.Josh is a project designer, community building consultant, and creative producer. Their passion lies in eliminating stigma, sharing stories, and designing experiences that enhance people’s lives and connects them to their communities in ways that bring joy, belonging, and success.Josh is the founder of Action! by Design, a project design studio that works with organizations to create impactful projects by working with the communities they serve to lead design and innovation efforts.Josh is also the president and co-founder of nonprofit Love Your Labels that works to eliminate bias, stigma, and shame in society and builds programs for queer and trans youth focused on resiliency building, pride in identity, and economic mobility pathways. They also host and produce Public Hearing Podcast featuring stories of human experience at the intersection of design and technology.Their client projects have received awards and recognition including Best of Innovation at CES, Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award, and Oprah’s Favorite Things.Accolades include BEQ Pride Magazine’s LGBT Leaders Under 40 (2020), Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 (2019), Boston Spirit Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Young Trailblazers (2017), Key to the City of Worcester (2016), and Pulse Magazine’s 15 People to Watch (2015)Josh sits on the board of the Worcester Education Collaborative and Living in Freedom Together (LIFT) and is a corporator for the EcoTarium Museum of Science & Nature and the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.Josh is excited to join WICN as a host and adapt Experience This Podcast for Worcester's only NPR affiliate radio station!Follow Josh on Twitter at @JoshuaCroke and the show on Instagram at @XPThisPodLearn more at JoshuaCroke.com.