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A show about the importance of government transparency and issues in freedom of information and public access.

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The recent events in Utah -- where state legislators have rolled back decades of open government advances -- are the topic of our show airing during National Sunshine Week. We talk with Prof. Charles Davis, nationally known freedom of... more

The cat is out of the bag, and boy, it is a big, ugly cat: The Austin, Texas, City Council has been holding private meetings before the regular city council meetings to hash out their differences behind closed doors -- and using private... more

On this week's episode, we'll talk about the problems people face having to pay to get access to public information, including copying charges, labor and research time, overhead costs, programming costs and other such fees. Many in... more

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Join us as Edwin Bender, executive director of the National Institute on Money in State Politics -- they're followthemoney.org -- talks with us about their work to make state-level campaign finance more transparent in all 50 states.

Join us as we talk about a wiki dedicated to open government issues, SunshineReview.org, with its senior editor.

With legislatures in many states convening or reconvening, Transparency Talk Radio discusses ways state lawmakers could improve transparency.

Let's talk about what we can do to improve government transparency this year.

Scott St. Clair of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation talks about his fight to get access to records pertaining to safety issues in Washington state's ferry system -- a fight that has drawn support from transparency advocates and... more

Laura Frank, nationally known investigative reporter and executive director of Colorado-based I-News, will be our guest today. She'll talk about I-News' most recent investigation, which probed where e-waste -- recycled computers and the... more