Podcast open the doors
: Ernie Miller asks a great question: Why isn’t Congress podcasting itself? Every committee and debate should be available for us to hear.
I’ll take it down a few levels and suggest that every town board and school board should be podcast. I’ve long wanted to see local services enable citizens to video these meetings because, ironically, the very reason I care most about what happens in them — I have kids — is the reason I can’t attend them. But I’d watch them, I used to say.
Well, who needs to watch them? They just sit and drone. Listening would work well — especially when podcasts can be searched and indexed.
We should all storm our town halls and demand podcasts (and then politely explain what podcasts and iPods and the internet are).