★ Roanoke City Council Member Bill Bestpitch – “You oughta be reading something.” (Podcast Episode 2.2)

Season two of the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke continues with Roanoke City Council Member Bill Bestpitch.

bestpitchBestpitch offers reflections on his reading life, Roanoke’s progress, and the exchange of perspectives over shared reading.
Transformation, the theme of this season’s episodes involves communities as well as individuals. “Everyone wants progress,” says Bestpitch, “but nobody wants change.” Transparency, he says, helps a community manage change.
Bestpitch entered public life through his active participation in the Old Southwest neighborhood. He’s involved in a variety of civic groups and book clubs. He’s is his fourth term as a council member.


Here’s some of what you heard about in this episode:

The Vagabonds by Jeff Guinn
Decisive by Chip and Dan Heath
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
Daughters of the Dream by Tamara Lucas Copeland
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
White Like Me by Tim wise
Photo taken with Focos
★ Subscribe to the BOOK CITY ★ Roanoke podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.
★ The BOOK CITY Roanoke Podcast is sponsored by Book No Further, Puttin’ Ideas in Your Head since 2017.

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