Gov 2.0 Radio is a weekly podcast that “captures the thoughts of public and private sector leaders using Web 2.0 to make government more effective, collaborative and transparent.” The show is held every Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on BlogTalkRadio.
Gov 2.0 Radio discusses social media and local government with Morris County, NJ, Web Manager Carol Spencer, treasurer of the National Association of Government Webmasters. A veteran of IBM, Spencer calls social media the biggest revolution in technology since the personal computer. On government agencies blocking social media, she says, “You’re blocking access to the way people live.”
Engaging app developers with government data: A discussion with Mark Headd, an app developer and former govie, about civic apps. Headd explains Open311 and accessing government services and lowering costs using Twitter, and gives ideas on how to engage developers around government civic apps contests.
OhMyGov!: Gov 2.0 Radio in conversation with Mark Malseed, executive editor of OhMyGov!, a media company and consultancy chronicling the best and worst of the U.S. government and documenting the rise of social media in politics and governance.
What I appreciate most is host Adriel Hampton‘s iterative approach to improving it. Each episode is a subtle experiment in something new. It’s not pretentious, over-produced or trendy chatter. It’s quality niche content and every episode is a solid course on what’s happening in the Gov 2.0, open government movement. Adriel and his co-hosts, Steve Lunceford and Steve Ressler, do a great job of connecting listeners to leaders and create a true sense of community.
Last week, Adriel and I met to discuss an upcoming San Francisco Gov 2.0 event we’re working on (stay tuned). We talked about Gov 2.0 Radio, and I offered to brand, design and develop the new site, working from the GovFresh Gov 2.0 WordPress Theme. We didn’t deliberate on quality (though I must say, it looks pretty sharp). We took an iterative approach to the new site. Like the show, it’ll get better over time.