The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. ~ Thomas Jefferson
No wonder trust in our institutions is at an all time low! Well, we believe that if folks could stop yelling long enough to actually listen to stories about what government does for people every single day, they’d be pretty darn impressed!
This is what this show is about. Join our co-hosts David Martin and Carol D’Auria, two experienced journalists who explore a new Government project in each episode. In each podcast we meet the government worker, a mayor, a county commissioner, a veteran’s affairs officer, or the public works project manager who said, “There must be a better way.” Then they made it happen. We will also speak with the folks who made the project a success, and last but not least, we hear from the people who benefited from these amazing good government-in-action projects. Listeners will hear personal and amazing stories of good government doing good work for good people.
David Martin is one of the founding partners of Valley Park Productions and one of The Good Government show co-creators. He also is the co-host of the two and one of the reporters.
A former television producer, David produced pieces for PBS in New York and also CBS News and WABC-TV. He also has an extensive background in newspapers, working as a reporter for the Daily News, the New York Post, Reuters, and the Staten Island Advance.
As a magazine writer, he covered the airline industry for travel magazines, including Recommend and Travel Agent Magazine. It all started at WLIS AM, in Old Saybrook, Ct. as an on the air as a news reporter. When he’s not working, check the local rugby fields in season, or he may be out sailing.
As a reporter and anchor at 1010 WINS, Carol has covered everything from the most infamous crimes, trials, and tragedies of our time, to knotty political dilemmas, protests, and social change; innovations in business, medicine, and government; inspiring community heroes; celebrities of the moment; and international disputes.
Over the years, Carol has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast, from the Associated Press; Best Continuing Coverage of Spot News, from the New York Press Club; the Front Page Award, from the Newswomen’s Club of New York; and Best New York Spot News Award, from United Press International.
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