Latest Episodes

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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The Farmingdale Downtown Restoration

 Farmingdale is a bedroom community on Long Island, New York. A once thriving factory town, by the 2000’s it had become a shadow of what it once was. A...

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Preview of The Good Government Show: Season One

Co-hosts David Martin and Carol D’Auria discuss the upcoming first season of The Good Government Show. The hosts discuss the idea behind the podcast and talk with two guests....

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Behind The Mic

David Martin at Sea

Dave Martin

Show Host

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.

Carol D'auria

Show Host

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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We’ve created this podcast as an antidote to the steady stream of negative government stories out there in the media environment.  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!