16 episodes

We’re from the government; we’re here to help you!

It’s true, ask the millions of people across the country who have been touched by government services that gave them a ride to the supermarket, or got them a library book, or built them a house, or gave them a new suit for a job interview.

Because all of those services are provided by your government every day in every state, county, and town, it’s all because Good Government provides good services and creates good projects for Americans.

There is a lot of distrust in the government; many people think the government wants to tax you, make it hard to start a business or throw up too many rules. But in reality, the government works hard every day to ensure we have clean water, fresh air, open roads, modern hospitals, good schools, and are safe.

But the government also gets involved in the details. And these are the good stories we are going to tell on The Good Government Show.

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We’re from the government; we’re here to help you!

It’s true, ask the millions of people across the country who have been touched by government services that gave them a ride to the supermarket, or got them a library book, or built them a house, or gave them a new suit for a job interview.

Because all of those services are provided by your government every day in every state, county, and town, it’s all because Good Government provides good services and creates good projects for Americans.

There is a lot of distrust in the government; many people think the government wants to tax you, make it hard to start a business or throw up too many rules. But in reality, the government works hard every day to ensure we have clean water, fresh air, open roads, modern hospitals, good schools, and are safe.

But the government also gets involved in the details. And these are the good stories we are going to tell on The Good Government Show.

    S2E3 - Teaching Tech to Seniors

    S2E3 - Teaching Tech to Seniors

    Teaching technology to senior citizens, especially your parents can be tough, but Montgomery County, Maryland has found a way to make it work.
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    Executive Producers: Jim Ludlow, David Martin, David Snyder
    Hosts/Reporters: Carol D'Auria and David Martin
    Producers: Carol D'Auria, David Martin, Jason Stershic
    Media Manager: Chris Queen
    Editor: Jason Stershic
    Transcriptions: Kofi Ajeasi Ampah
     

    • 29 min
    S2E2 - McDowell Teachers Lead the Way

    S2E2 - McDowell Teachers Lead the Way

    A new apartment building for teachers in Welch, WV is just one of the projects created by Reconnecting McDowell that is changing a coal dependent county toward a more prosperous future.
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    Executive Producers: Jim Ludlow, David Martin, David Snyder
    Hosts/Reporters: Carol D'Auria and David Martin
    Producers: Carol D'Auria, David Martin, Jason Stershic
    Media Manager: Chris Queen
    Editor: Jason Stershic
    Transcriptions: Kofi Ajeasi Ampah
     

    • 34 min
    S2E1 - Lavender Farms of the Coal Fields

    S2E1 - Lavender Farms of the Coal Fields

    A lavender farm is on the site of former coal field. Meet the people who are bringing jobs and a new industry to the former coal country in Boone County, West Virginia.
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    Executive Producers: Jim Ludlow, David Martin, David Snyder
    Hosts/Reporters: Carol D'Auria and David Martin
    Producers: Carol D'Auria, David Martin, Jason Stershic
    Media Manager: Chris Queen
    Editor: Jason Stershic
    Transcriptions: Kofi Ajeasi Ampah
     

    • 31 min
    S2E0 - Good Government Good Listener – A Season Two Preview

    S2E0 - Good Government Good Listener – A Season Two Preview

    A discussion about Good Government and the Good Government show with host David Martin and Montgomery County, Maryland County Commissioner Craig Rice. This includes a preview of Season 2.
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    Executive Producers: Jim Ludlow, David Martin, David Snyder
    Hosts/Reporters: Carol D'Auria and David Martin
    Producers: Carol D'Auria, David Martin, Jason Stershic
    Media Manager: Chris Queen
    Editor: Jason Stershic
    Transcriptions: Kofi Ajeasi Ampah
     

    • 8 min
    Clear blue water and deep dirty problems, how the Florida Keys are cleaning their polluted waterways

    Clear blue water and deep dirty problems, how the Florida Keys are cleaning their polluted waterways

    Developers created miles and miles of beautiful waterfront coastline, but that also created water so polluted you couldn’t sit outside — the smell was putrid. But Monroe County realized that water was their lifeblood. Listen and hear very forward-thinking ideas that are bringing back fish life into now clean waters —-one canal at a time.
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    Executive Producers: Jim Ludlow, David Snyder
    Producers: Carol D'Auria, David Martin, Jason Stershic
    Associate Producers: Jade Ludlow, MacKenzie Martin
    Editor: Jason Stershic
     

    • 39 min
    A jail that’s not a jail, but a way out of Jail

    A jail that’s not a jail, but a way out of Jail

    Putting young teenagers in jail for felony offenses gets them off the street for awhile but it doesn’t rehabilitate them. So, in Smith County, Texas they found a better way. It’s called Hope Academy and it’s an alternative to the county lock up. Here kids learn to live and work and they create a positive future for themselves. When you listen to these stories you won’t believe how well it’s working.
    GoodGovernmentShow.com
    Executive Producers: Jim Ludlow, David Snyder
    Producers: Carol D'Auria, David Martin, Jason Stershic
    Associate Producers: Jade Ludlow, MacKenzie Martin
    Editor: Jason Stershic
     

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Badwolfbay87 (Stefanie) ,

There is good in Government!

The Good Government Show is a great podcast with the goal of sharing stories about how local governments are doing their best to help people, proving that there are publicly elected officials who are trying to make the world a better place starting with their own backyard. I really enjoyed the stories that hosts David and Carol shared about a variety of projects and initiatives from all across the US; feel good stories about helping veterans, rehabilitating prisoners, revitalizing towns and creating community centers, and even cleaning up man-made waterways. They include interviews with public officials and organizers, so you’re not just hearing about these things from the hosts but from the individuals directly involved as well, which is great. Plus, this show doesn’t care if you’re left or right, blue or red, liberal or conservative, republican or democrat. I highly recommend listening to this podcast and its stories yourself, and I look forward to season two!

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