The Radical Centrist Podcast explores a politics that steps outside of the realm of the poisonous partisanship that has infected our country in recent years and seeks ways to place the American voice - and the American idea - above tribalism, partisan politics and blind allegiance to ideology and to challenge ourselves to ask question and seek answers that can bridge the divides between people, parties and ideologies.
In his "Distant Dome" column this week, Garry Rayno explores conflicts of interest and ethics challenges in a citizen legislature. His column is a powerful case for the importance of the media in drawing attention to corruption and conflicts of interest.
Few things are more critical to our Democracy than oversight of the people we have elected to represent us. The hollowing out of the media - in this era of Facebook and Twitter - represents a grave danger to our republic.
We need a new paradigm for delivery of news and investigative journalism - especially at the state and local levels. I hope to speak with Nancy West of InDepthNH.org and another Representative from the newly formed Alliance for Nonprofit News Outlets (ANNO) for The Radical Centrist Podcast to find out more about how we can strengthen the frayed link between the media and our need for accountability at every level of government.