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LOCAL GOVERNMENT IGNORING YOU?
Local government agencies routinely disregard the state's Public Records Act, rejecting outright — or stonewalling — requests for indisputably public information more than 75% of the time. Citizens seeking key records are forced either to abandon their pursuit of the records or to take the costly step of hiring a lawyer to sue the agencies to compel disclosure.
In a recent survey, sheriffs' departments were the worst offender, denying requests for clearly public records 80% of the time. This rejection rate compared to 64% for police departments. Cities performed only slightly better, denying 60% of the requests for public documents, while school districts denied access almost 33% of the time.
This public records "audit," designed to assess local government compliance with the California Public Records Act (CPRA), was undertaken by the California First Amendment Coalition (CFAC) and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and was supported by volunteer students of the journalism departments from five California universities. Under the supervision of their journalism professors, several dozen university students asked more than 130 local government agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area and the counties of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino for information whose release to the public is clearly mandated by state law.
The records sought were those that track responses by police to citizens' distress calls, why school boards expel students, how cities pursue health and safety violations by slumlords, and why people die in prisons, jails or simply under arrest.
Has the Federal government become to big and unaccountable to 'We the People”? Can we bring the government back to the Constitution and the restraints it imposes? Are the 2 major political parties different sides to the same coin? We will explore these questions and talk about the news of the day!
The Folly of Following Polls by Wayne Jackson
Wall Street Money Dries up for Lawmaker After Anti-Gay Remarks By Robert Schmidt
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Well here we are upon another kick start of the holiday season and already retailers are demanding we shop early OR that we shop on a holiday. We go the fever of Black Friday and shop for great deals or are they??? When does the insanity end? Tune in tonight to understand more about supporting local retailers and how that has an impact on you. So stay calm and buy local
A sure bet for recouping you broadband investment? Follow Columbus, Ohio’s game plan of marrying wired and wireless broadband so your local government’s Internet of Things and their Internet of People to form a truly smart city.
Columbus uses broadband and information technology to innovate, collaborate, attract investment, improve government services delivery and raise the quality of life for its citizens, winning it the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year award. The Intelligent Community Forum (IFC) gives this award to highlight communities’ best practices for adapting to the demands of the broadband economy.
Gary Cavin, City of Columbia, decribe some of the projects that contributed to his city’s winning its prestigious honor. Researchers at Ohio State University won a two-year $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a safe and resilient network architecture dubbed the “Science DMZ.”
New gigabit networking and application support tools are being developed that will foster broadband adoption. High-definition video supporting public safety, law enforcement and first responders. The city’s Comprehensive Traffic Signaling System (CTSS) program is building a backbone of fiber optic cable and wireless communications technologies.
Cavin informs listeners how other cities can use the power of the gigabit to transform government services and create new applications. Several of Columbus’ best practices will be included in the new version Craig Settles’ book, Building the Gigabit City.
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We are wonderin is fear a factor in keeping adults on government assistance
Well the left looks at issues that the rest of us currently look at and are concerned with and think it's a witch hunt, or partisanship. But for many of us who simply want a government that's competent, accountable, open,and ethical we look at things like Benghazi, the IRS targeting scandal, the DEA, the Secret Service, and Planned Parenthood- not to mention the VA, and we know how sad of a shape everything is in today. Most people in the country regardless acknowledge that something is wrong. They just don't necessarily know what. Well, the "something" may not be all wrapped up in what I'm talking about today. But nevertheless, I will discuss Hillary at the Benghazi hearing, some news on DEA officials that might make you lose your lunch or dinner, as well as the IRS and maybe even Planned Parenthood- slightly good news there. That's on American Faith Today at 4:30 Eastern time and archived afterward.
Tom and Deb of the Internet of Unintended Consequences (www.tiouc.com) interview Dr. Marci Campbell on the impact of technology on the relationship between government and citizens. Have you noticed your government's use or lack of use of technology in communicating with or providing services to its citizens - You. Do you expect more from your government because of your mobile phone. Have apps entered your political life? Have you been part of a community hackathon or online activism project? Join us as we discuss what is digital government and how does it affect each one of us everyday.
Marci Porter Campbell, Instructor
Governmental Training, Education, and Development
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
With over 20 years of experience in education, Dr. Campbell has taught at the middle, high, and postsecondary levels and served as an administrator at the public school district level. She has mentored and taught students of all ages and education levels in traditional classroom settings, work based learning settings and online. Dr. Campbell earned her B.B.A., M.Ed., and Ed.D. at the University of Georgia. She joined the UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government in 2013, and her areas of interest include instructional design, workforce development, and effective communication. Dr. Campbell is a certified practitioner and administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. Dr. Campbell serves as a council member of the Watkinsville, Georgia City Council and as chair of the Colham Ferry Elementary School Council. She is married and has two daughters.
1st Hour: CWSC Rountable Discussion on Marriage & Courtship with Minerrah Hadi & Mark Shahid
2nd Hour: Imam Qasim Ahmed, Islamic Learning Institute
3rd Hour: Coalition For Good Government
We are devoting tonights episode to local talent. Did your band make the show? Tune in and find out. We will be featuring new comer, Ryan Rich, as well as some favorite local bands. And we will also be featuring the latest from our very own CIMC House Band featuring Clint Eastwood.
Tune in and check out the line up. If you are a musician and are in a band or a group and you have music recorded and would like to get it played on the show, send your MP3's to NCARDIASAT@YAHOO.COM