From a Bowling Alley to an Art Center in Johnson County, Kansas (S1E7)

From a Bowling Alley to an Art Center in Johnson County, Kansas (S1E7)

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 and cultural center.

Taking Care of Women Veterans – Travis County TX (S1E6)

Taking Care of Women Veterans – Travis County TX (S1E6)

The state of Texas has the most women veterans in the entire country. But veterans’ programs were originally designed with men in mind.

Helping the Disabled to work  Source America  (S1E5)

Helping the Disabled to work Source America (S1E5)

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 inspirational stories about how they were trained, found work and improved their lives in a program still going strong.   Transcription of A solution over 75 […]

The Catawaba County Library to GO!

Modernizing the old bookmobile in Catawaba County, NC (S1E4)

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.

A Tiny Piece of Paradise – Homes for the Homeless Vets in Sonoma County, CA (S1E3)

A Tiny Piece of Paradise – Homes for the Homeless Vets in Sonoma County, CA (S1E3)

Permanent houses for homeless vets solves much more than a homeless problem.

Radically cutting recidivism with the three R’s in Berks County PA (S1E2)

Radically cutting recidivism with the three R’s in Berks County PA (S1E2)

Berks County PA has come up with a better way to greatly reduce recidivism and become an effective and contributing member of the workforce.

Bringing back downtown in Farmingdale, Nassau County NY  (S1E1)

Bringing back downtown in Farmingdale, Nassau County NY (S1E1)

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.

The Good Government Show – Season One Preview

The Good Government Show – Season One Preview

“County governments are incredibly consequential in our lives and really do play a role in making our communities better places to live, work and play.” Brian Namey, National Association of Counties