Ready Set Gov
By Better Government Association
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Give us 20 minutes and we’ll give you the past, present, and potential future of a crucial issue for the people of Illinois. From Rockford to Rogers Park, Centralia to Carbondale, our goal is to empower you with the best, nonpartisan, politics-free information so you can connect with your democracy with confidence. This podcast is a production of the Better Government Association's Policy & Civic Engagement department.
||CleanSpecial Episode: Judy Woodruff, Al Hunt & Andy Shaw at the BGA Luncheon||Recorded live at BGA's 95th Anniversary Luncheon …||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Conroy on the Death of Jon Burge: Chicago’s sad legacy of police torture||Ex Chicago Police commander Jon Burge died on Sep…||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDigital Government in Illinois, Part 2: Can Illinois Be More Like Estonia?||Imagine paying your taxes with the click of a but…||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Primaries w/ John Opdycke||On this episode of Ready Set Gov, we interview Jo…||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPublic Pensions: The Crisis No One is Talking About w/ Laurence Msall||You've heard Illinois is in the midst of a public…||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Child's First 1100 Days are Critical, with guest Geoff Nagle||On this episode of Ready Set Gov, we sit down wit…||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[SPECIAL EP] Sources, Secrets, and Storytellers w/ Daniel Ellsberg||This special episode of Ready Set Gov was taped a…||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[SPECIAL EP] Redistricting: Mapping a Fairer Future for Illinois||On this special episode of Ready Set Gov, we talk…||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDigital Government in Illinois, Part 1 w/ Rep. Mike Zalewski: Is Illinois on the Bleeding Edge?||On this episode of Ready Set Gov, we explore the …||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChanging “The Chicago Way” w/ Amara Enyia, public policy consultant||On this episode of Ready Set Gov, Amara Enyia wal…||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHyperlocal news is back! Say hello to Block Club Chicago.||When DNAinfo Chicago, a neighborhood news site, a…||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[SPECIAL EPISODE] Gear up for the Illinois Primary||Illinois' Primary Election is on March 20th. The …||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[SPECIAL EPISODE] #MeToo Hits Illinois Government||The #MeToo movement now has touched both the poli…||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrash Course in Illinois Taxes w/ David Merriman, UIC Economic Policy Professor||Illinois has so many different ways to tax its ci…||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBroken City w/ Jamie Kalven of the Invisible Institute||We talk about policing, violence, and justice in …||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe ABC’s of School Funding w/ Linda Lenz, veteran Chicago education writer||A bipartisan school funding bill passed last summ…||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A must for Illinoisans
Smart, non-partisan and accessible! I’m biased, being a BGAer, but hope you’ll give it a listen!
Get smart, Illinois.
I’m involved in producing this podcast. Of course, I think it’s a great, fast way to get facts and perspective from local experts on complex challenges.
Shining a Light on Gov't. in Illinois
Full Disclosure: I serve on the board of the BGA. This new podcast series is an important additional channel for citizens to become more informed about government at the state, county and municipal levels in Illinois. Check it out!