Friday, October 29, 2010

OpenGovRadio 10/30/10: #Rally4Sanity Aftermath -> What Do YOU Think?

Here's what we'll discuss on this Saturday's OpenGovRadio show (October 30, 2010 4pm ET):

#Rally4Sanity Aftermath -> What Do YOU Think?

NOTE:  This is just a placeholder blog-post.  I will be providing additional links, etc. before showtime on Saturday at 4:00 pm.  I am doing this so that my subscribers will know that there is a show at that time .. one hour after the Rally to Restore Sanity is scheduled to end on the National Mall.

In the meantime, take a look at this national news-wire article.  It shows the connection between Saturday's rally and how increase the public's engagement in the direction of their government (in addition to simply voting every couple years):

excerpt --
"This event, while originally intended for jest, could possibly become a 'turning point' ... in our nation's history for having immense impact on how political discourse is engaged in the future," the writer and actress wrote on the event's Facebook page this week. "You have created a political movement, intended or not."


In addition to listening to the show on your computer, you can add to the discussion with your comments and questions. You can do that in either (or all) of three ways:

A.  Post a Comment/Question on this Blog at least one hour before the show begins.  Scroll down to "green box" (below) and click on "Comment".  It must be concise, and focused on the Open Government Initiative (or else it will not be approved).  Commentors can choose to remain anonymous.

B.  Email a comment/question Confidentially to your host Stephen Buckley, who fully understands the risk of raising unwelcome questions within the government.  Mr. Buckley can then raise the question "on-air" without identifying you.

C.  Call-in "live" to (917) 388-4210 with your comment/question.  However --  The host will ONLY "go to the phones" AFTER all the posted Comments (see green box, below) have been addressed.  Callers are welcome to add/ask a "follow-up" to those posted Comments.

Handy Links to "Open Government":

1.  President's Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government (1/21/09)

2.  White House's Open Government Directive (12/8/09)

3.  OMB's "Initial Assessment of OpenGov Plans" of Federal Agencies

4.  OMB's "OpenGov Dashboard" for tracking Compliance by Federal Agencies

5.  GovLoop's Chart of the OpenGov Plans

6.  Transparent Leadership by Roger Schwarz (Government Executive magazine, 4/7/10)

"When you are transparent, you create better results and relationships because others understand your thinking. People always are trying to find the meaning of actions, especially leaders' behaviors. When you fail to be transparent, you increase the chance that others will come up with their own theories about your intentions and motives - theories that often will differ from yours.

Additional Links for Today's Show: