8, 2009: Reprise of October 31, 2007, show:Rosabeth M. Kanter, professor at Harvard Business School, best-selling author, and one of the "50 most powerful
women in the world" (Times of London). Latest book: America the Principled: 6 Opportunities for Becoming a Can-Do
Nation Once Again.Audio. Transcript.
25, 2009: Election integrity and reform in Pennsylvania are discussed with state SenatorChuck McIlhinney(Bucks
and Montgomery Counties), chair of the State Government Committee, and Mary Beth Kuznik, founder and executive
director of VotePA.us.Audio Part 1, Part 2.
March 18, 2009: Broward Election Reform Coalition founderEllen Brodskygives an update on her legal situationJames M. Kennedyof the Associated Press discusses the generational shift explored in the AP study "A New Model for News."Rod PetreyandJon DeVriesof the Collins Center for Public Policy talk about its study "Revitalizing Democracy in Florida" and the
disputed Sarasota election of 2006.Audio Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
4, 2009: Internet Voting: Reprise of February 18 show with Tom Geairn, founder and president of the security and infrastructure consulting firm NewView Consulting; plus the added
perspective of W. Skip Parish, who was involved in the engineering and set-up of communications lines leased by Operation BRAVO. Audio
Part 1, Part 2.
18, 2009: Internet Voting: Future Promise or Future Problem? Tom Geairn, founder and president of the security and infrastructure consulting firm NewView Consulting, LLC, guest-hosted by Ellen Theisen of Voters Unite. Audio Part 1, Part 2.
February 4, 2009: Ellen Brodsky and Election
Integrity vs. the State of Florida. The founder of the Broward Election Reform Coalition ran for Broward County election
supervisor last November and was arrested and jailed overnight during the count. The State of Florida eventually brought a
criminal charge of "Trespass after Warning" against her, to which she pled not guilty. Ellen tells the story of the "fight
of my life." NYU student activist Sara Haile-Mariam brings us up to date on the youth vote. Audio.
28, 2009: In the spirit of the Creekside Declaration, "to encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory democracy," tonight's was an open mike show. Thank you,
John Gideon, for calling in and generously offering a matching challenge grant up to $250! Audio.
Part 1: It's always about the money: From understanding its fundamental nature to how it's produced,
valued, accounted for, distributed, invested, taxed, spent and, yes, all too often misappropriated, with hostJim
Strait. Part 1 Audio. Part 2: Reprise of Mary Ann Gould's
July 4, 2007, interview with Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Gordon S. Wood, celebrating Independence Day.Part 2 Audio. Summary.
December 24, 2008
of the Voters' 2006 Holiday Showwith General George [Bob Gerenser] Washington recounting
the events of December 25, 1776. Lori Rosolowsky and Courtney
Colletti perform traditional holiday songs. Audio.
December 3, 2008:
Mary Ann Gould, co-founder of the Coalition for Voting Integrity, discusses the future path of the election integrity movement
with guest host JimStrait. John Gideon brings the latest voting news. Summary. Audio. Mary Ann Gouldis also a guest on the Rob Kall Radio Show, Bottom Up, which follows Voice
of the Voters.Audio.
:Madeline Rawley of the Coalition
for Voting Integrity (CVI) discusses the potential problems that Bucks County, PA, voters will face on election day [Audio]. CVI co-founder and Judge of Elections Ruth Matheny offers pollwatching guidelines [Audio]. Michael Churchill of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia reviews the successful lawsuit
filed, along with Voter Action and the law firm of Emery, Celli, Brinckerhoff and Abady, on behalf of plaintiffs
including the NAACP and Election Reform Network, seeking emergency paper ballots for PA voters if 50 percent of a precinct's
voting machines break down [Audio].
September 10, 2008: John Bonifaz of Voter Action andBrad Friedman of the Brad Blog re the "mis-directives" of PA. Pennsylvania's Secretary of State has just issued a
non-binding directive requiring that emergency paper ballots be issued if ALL machines in a precinct malfunction. But the state already
has a law that allows (but does not require) paper ballots if just ONE machine per precinct malfunctions. PA also
has a directive allowing electronic votes to be destroyed if the "vote/record" button is not pushed. How are election integrity
groups responding to the new directive? Ellen Theisen and John Gideon of Voters Unite! join in. Audio. Note: A federal judge later ruled that emergency paper ballots must be used if half of a precinct's
voting machines are inoperable (Phila. Inquirer, Oct. 29, 2008).
reports on 2008 election readiness in Texas, Virginia and Connecticut--Sonia Santana,Texas Safe Voting Coalition;Jeremy Epstein,
VirginiaVerified Voting;Luther Weeks,
CTVotersCount.org and Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Coalition.Audio.
July 2, 2008: New York State’s new HAVA voting
machines—are they ready for prime time? Bo Lipari, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Verified Voting, reports on the situation in New York
State as new HAVA-mandated voting systems begin to be tested and delivered. State election integrity advocates fought to have
some of the strictest certification standards for voting machines in the nation. Now that the machines are finally being delivered
and testing has begun, initial certification testing has uncovered thousands of defects and New York counties are reporting
receiving machines that don’t work. Bill Biamonte, Nassau County Commissioner of Elections Nassau County
formally informed the court overseeing New York State’s HAVA implementation that 85% of machines delivered to them to
date have not been able to pass county acceptance testing. Bill tells us about the problems they’ve encountered and
what Nassau wants to do about it. Vicky Perry, Duchess County Board of Elections Machine Coordinator Vicky shares
her observations as the new systems begin to arrive, the implications of the early problems, and the uncertainty facing the
Boards of Elections as they work to deploy ballot-marking devices for the first time this year. Audio.