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Apples, Wine and Winston Churchill with Yakima County Commissioner Amanda McKinney

Apples, Wine and Winston Churchill with Yakima County Commissioner Amanda McKinney

Yakima Washington County Commissioner Amanda McKinney is a force, she is and she talks and more important she listens. And, being from Washington, she knows her apples and wine, so listen to how you can get the best from Washington in your pie. Thanks to our sponsors: National Association of Counties (NACo) Kutztown University Ourco […]

From the Hills, Good Government in Tuolumne County with Jaron Brandon

From the Hills, Good Government in Tuolumne County with Jaron Brandon

Jaron Brandon is Tuolumne County (CA) Supervisor. Housing is an issue that got him involved in politics back in his home county. He has continued to work to create affordable housing and sees housing as an issue that effects almost every other aspect of life. Listen to how he is hoping to improve conditions.

Something Weird in Mason County, WV

Something Weird in Mason County, WV

Stop into Mason County and see the Mothman, ok maybe not the real Mothman, but his eight-foot high statue. It’s in downtown Point Pleasant, WV and it’s a local legend and it’s weird, as County Commissioner Rick Handley explains. Ok it’s not Roswell UFO crash site, weird, but it’s part of the local color of Mason County, West Virginia.

The Good Commissioner of West Virginia (Bonus)

The Good Commissioner of West Virginia (Bonus)

Meet Fred Davis of Tucker County, West Virginia. His campaign strategy involved lottery tickets and beer. He’s a real character on government and he’s a real as they come. So what makes him good, he listens… just listen. GoodGovernmentShow.com   Thanks to our sponsors: National Association of Counties (NACo) Kutztown University Ourco Transcription Fred Davis: […]

Taxes are FUN, Just ask the IRS: A Conversation with IRS Program Analyst Kristen Deazeley (Bonus)

Taxes are FUN, Just ask the IRS: A Conversation with IRS Program Analyst Kristen Deazeley (Bonus)

Paying taxes sucks. We all know that. But the IRS doesn’t see it that way. In truth, the IRS expects us all to pay our taxes, but they really only want us to pay what we owe, no more, no less. And the IRS really will help you pay the correct amount. Kristien Deazeley of […]

Bringing a Passion to Health Care (Bonus)

Bringing a Passion to Health Care (Bonus)

Don’t lock ‘em up, heal them up… Jim Cavanaugh is a county commissioner in Douglas County, Nebraska. Out in Omaha his passion project is making sure people who need mental health assistance aren’t just tossed in jail. He says not only does it not get them the care they need, but it simply costs more. […]

American Dream on the American Border (Bonus)

American Dream on the American Border (Bonus)

Manny Ruiz is the American dream. His parents came to American for a better life for their 11 children. A first generation American, Manny is now a Santa Fe County Arizona county commissioner. He sees a lot of things right at the border, but he also sees where and how things can and should improve. […]

Immigration at the border in El Paso (Bonus)

Immigration at the border in El Paso (Bonus)

David Stout is a county commissioner in El Paso, Texas. The only crisis he sees at his border is a humanitarian crisis. Every day he deals with migrant issues and regularly visits his migrant processing center and talks with migrants and hears their stories. It’s an eye-opening conversation with someone on the front lines of […]

Tommy Calvert Stands tall in Texas

Tommy Calvert Stands tall in Texas

Tommy Calvert is a Bexar County Texas Commissioner. And he doesn’t just stand out because he’s tall. He stands out because he gets things done. Not just in his home of San Antonio, Texas, but as you will hear around the world.

Crisis Management in Buffalo with Mark Polencarz

Crisis Management in Buffalo with Mark Polencarz

First a racist shooting left 10 dead. Then a once a century blizzard left 31 dead. Through it all Erie County New York executive Mark Polencarz managed the county through two tragic crises. Hear how he did it.