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 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!

Episode 14: The One About Recycling. Local jurisdictions alongside WRCOG and other partners have developed the Solid Waste Cooperative, which is intended to help Western Riverside County reach State mandated goals for recycling waste and extending landfill life. The Solid Waste Cooperative also works to instill stewardship values and empower the local community to recycle through education and community outreach. Tune into the most recent COGCast episode with Kyle Rodriguez, staff analyst at WRCOG, to learn more about the Solid Waste Cooperative. Click here to listen!

Episode 13: The One About Robots and Jobs. Forthcoming advances in robotics, automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence could have profound impacts on the local economy affecting a variety of industries and the local workforce. Studies indicate that many of these prospective changes could happen over the next five years. With this information, a few questions arise for our local area: What is automation and how does it apply to the Inland Empire? And how do we prepare our communities for this change? To address these two questions, the COGCast welcomes Dr. Johannes Moenius for a two-part segment featuring his research on the implications of automation. Click here to listen to part one and here to listen to part two.