• Summary

  • Do you love Fort Worth and care about what goes on in our amazing city? Well, welcome to the 817 Podcast a weekly Monday morning show hosted by two Fort Worthians who banter and dissect the biggest stories in local culture, politics, and business. EJ Carrion tech CEO and Jimmy Sweeney founder of the Grand Berry Theater will host a diverse guest list of local leaders that drive Fort Worth’s future. We believe Fort Worth can be a nationally known destination for innovation, creativity, and economic opportunity. However, the climate in the city today is polarizing between an evolving community that deals with historic Cowtown roots and a wave of progressive newcomers. What we do today and in the next decade is crucial to the future of the Funk. How we respond to political friction, wealth inequality, and social injustice in our communities can make or break our national reputation. Do we become Austin, Texas, or Jacksonville, Florida? Join us every week as we do our part to keep either from happening. Have a story you want us to highlight? DM us @817pod or text 817-318-6375
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  • Jun 27 2022

    This felt like a long week as Texas politics continue to protect the wrong things. 

    Jimmy and EJ start the pod with three short stories which include the TxDOT I-30W study, Fort Worth's PR contract, and Councilwomen Biven's frustration over how $28 million in stimulus spending was introduced to the council.

    The big story was highlighting the ramifications of Roe v Wade in Texas and exploring what to do next.

    Here is a list of the stories mentioned:


    FW PR Agency: https://fortworthreport.org/2022/06/22/why-fort-worth-is-using-a-pr-and-ad-agency-for-economic-development/

    City Council:

    Big Story:



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    57 mins
  • Jun 20 2022

    Dante Williams was just a kid from the Funk who ended up building a tight-knit group of brothers from the Eastside who are influencing how our city is shaped. If you do not know Dante or his nonprofit  Community Frontline, get to know them, as I am sure they will be making an imprint on your and our future.

    Community Frontline: https://communityfrontline.com/

    DIG Contracting: https://dig-contracting.com/

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    52 mins
  • Jun 13 2022

    Jimmy and EJ dissect this Fort Worth Report article (https://fortworthreport.org/2022/06/07/fort-worth-council-members-reflect-on-first-year-in-office%ef%bf%bc/). 

    Budget season has also started for the city and there has been some movement on short-term rentals in the city.

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    49 mins

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