On this week’s program, we discuss the hundreds of states and municipalities across the country facing bankruptcy as the economy continues to stagger along. The federal government bailed out Wall Street and the auto industry – why are Ben Bernanke and House Republicans unwilling to bail out state and local governments? And we bring you Part I of our interview with Kathleen Dudley and Don Hamilton of Drilling Mora County, who are working to stop the fracking of their communities.

If you’re in the Spokane listening area, you can listen to Democracy Matters every Wednesday at 12:30pm Eastern/9:30am Pacific, or Thursday at 10am Eastern/7am Pacific, at 89.9FM, best heard at 92.3FM.  Or you can listen online at KYRS, Spokane’s Thin Air Community Radio.

You can also listen anytime by podcasting the show.

We are also pleased to announce the syndication of the show on Public Reality Radio, WPRR, 1680 AM and 95.3 FM in Grand Rapids.  The show airs at 6am Eastern every Tuesday morning.

Each week on Democracy Matters we bring you stories from the frontlines as communities bring rights-based organizing to their communities – asserting their local self-governing authority to make the critical decisions that affect their lives and their community.

If you are interested in having Democracy Matters broadcast on your local community radio station, give them a call and let them know.

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