If you’ve ever been to a school board meeting, or a city council hearing, or just about any other kind of governmental gathering then you might relate to this: you’ve decided to offer a public comment during the aptly named public comment period, summoned up the guts, gotten psyched when your turn came, delivered your words fabulously and then…nothing. No dialogue, no conversation, just a “thank you for coming” or maybe a “we’ll look into it.” Public comment periods are a strange thing, and Civic Commons Radio decided to try and figure out what these weird interludes are really all about. Join Dan Moulthrop and Luke Frazier as they talk to parents, school board members, city council people, and a historian with a sense of humor to try and get at why you just might walk away after your comment and wonder, “Is this microphone working?!”
Aired on November 16, 2011
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