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Episode 13 show notes: Utah blots out the sunlight, an interview with Prof. Charles Davis

  • by JenniferLPeebles
We want to thank Prof. Charles Davis of the University of Missouri for being our guest on our National Sunshine Week episode. Here are some links we referenced in this week's show: National Sunshine Week home page Texas... more

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

Episode 12 show notes: Thank you to our guest, Ken Martin of the Austin Bulldog

  • by JenniferLPeebles
Thanks a ton to Ken Martin of the Austin Bulldog for being our guest on this week's episode of Transparency Talk Radio, which airs at 3 p.m. Eastern/2 p.m. Central today. If you haven't already, please check out the Bulldog's site.... 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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Links from our Jan. 26 episode with Edwin Bender of

  • by JenniferLPeebles
Some links from our Jan. 26 episode: FollowtheMoney's Legislative Committee Analysis Tool, or L-CAT FollowtheMoney's Point of Influence map site Project Vote Smart Sunlight Foundation... more

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

Links from our show with Kristin McMurray of Sunshine Review

  • by JenniferLPeebles
Hope everyone enjoyed our Jan. 18 show!Here are some links:SunshineReview.orgTexasWatchdog.orgWikiFOIA (part of SunshineReview)Our recent story on private e-mails sent by a Houston city... more

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