The White House is now accepting nominations for the prestigious Presidential Citizens Medal, which is awarded to US citizens who exemplify civic responsibility. In other words, they dedicate lots of time and effort to serving the needs of their fellow citizens and actively participate in the Democratic process.The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2013, but today Ross Reynolds hears who KUOW listeners would nominate.
It’s not news that government can get bogged down by layers of bureaucracy. The solution to cutting the red tape, says California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, is technology. He joins us to talk about his new book "Citizenville," and how to put technology to use to take citizens from observers to collaborators.