The COGCast is a bi-weekly podcast series featuring a variety of topics and issues relevant to the western Riverside subregion in 20-minute episodes.  Every episode provides an opportunity for listeners to learn about agencies, programs, and/or issues impacting quality of life in this fast-growing subregion.  Catch all episodes here!

The COGCast is available to listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, PodBean, and SoundCloud.

To suggest a future COGCast episode topic, please contact Rachel Singer at rsinger@wrcog.us.

Recent Releases 

Episode 17: The One About Workforce Development. Workforce development grows a region’s economic stability by training workers for future, meaningful employment opportunities. This in turn boosts the quality of life throughout a city and the larger subregion. The City of Perris, California has recently announced plans to create the Perris Downtown Skills Training and Job Placement Center, also known as the Skills Center, in the heart of their downtown area. On this episode of the COGCast, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Grace Williams, Economic Development Director at the City of Perris who is leading the charge in this endeavor. Click here to listen!

Episode 16: The One About Homelessness. Homelessness continues to be a rising issue in Southern California creating public health, public safety, and humanitarian complications. It’s multifaceted and systemic nature can be overwhelming. So how can local agencies address homelessness in Western Riverside County? How have others addressed this issue before? Tune into this episode of the COGCast as we welcome Kris Murray, former Council Member from the City of Anaheim, who played an instrumental role in addressing homelessness in Anaheim.Click here to listen!

Episode 15: The One About Walking, Biking, and Horseback Riding...oh my! Active transportation utilizes non-motorized transportation modes, like walking, biking, and horseback riding that promote overall wellness, health, and safety throughout communities. In an effort to help support active transportation initiatives in our subregion, WRCOG hired a project team led by consultant Fehr and Peers to create The Western Riverside County Active Transportation Plan, also known as ATP. This document aims to improve access to non-motorized transportation options within the subregion. Tune into this episode of the COGCast, to learn about active transportation and the bright future it has in Western Riverside County with Miguel Nunez, Senior Associate at Fehr and Peers. Click here to listen!