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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...

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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...

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A Park where Everyone can Bang on the Drum all Day

People with disabilities in Harford County, Maryland now have a wonderful way to get exercise thanks to a local plan. It’s a sensory trail and it features among other...

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Suicide Prevention Six Strings at a time

Meet the DD-214’s of Josephine County, Oregon. This is a group of combat war veterans who left their rifles behind and picked up a guitar. Thanks to one guitar...

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What’s Old is New Again updating a bowling alley to art Center

The county needed theater space and room for a museum. Some creative thinking by a handful of county officials turned an old and abandoned bowling alley into an arts...

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Taking Care of Women Veterans – Texas style

The state of Texas has the most women veterans in the entire country. But veterans’ programs were originally designed with men in mind. So, they had to think out...

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A solution over 75 years in the making, putting the Disabled to work

In this episode, we go all the way back to the New Deal from President Franklin D. Roosevelt and we meet the folks at Source America. Listen to their...

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Modernizing the old bookmobile

When the people couldn’t get to the library, or worse, didn’t have a library, the librarians in Catawaba County, North Carolina came up with a solution. They packed the...

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A Tiny Piece of Paradise – Homes for the Homeless

For homeless veterans in Sonoma County, California, having the county help build you your own mini-house takes you off the street and gives you a home of your own....

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Reading Revitalization

On this episode of the Good Government show we travel to Reading, Pa and meet the folks from Berks County. We meet Peggy Kershner and Nikki Schnovel, who are...

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