Thursday, December 15, 2011

Comin' soon - new year, new website, new watchdog (PS: and RRC gets a message)

Later today, after the transcripts have been reviewed, a podcast about yesterdays City Hall meeting will be prepared. It was quite the experience for Osborne House CEO Barb Judt, who had never been down to see our elected representatives at work. It was also quite the experience for me, who has been going down there at various times since before Harvey Smith was elected.

More than ever, a watchdog over the actions of council and committees is needed.

That is why, as soon as it's ready we will have a new easy to use website for our podcast , with our archive, background information, new features, and ways for you to help move the work of TGCTS forward.

There is no ombudsman, no advocate, no voice for the people of Winnipeg coming from mainstream media.

That is our job here. And we'll continue to break stories they won't touch. Stay tuned.

PS - MESSAGE FROM LISTENER TO RED RIVER COLLEGE PRESIDENT STEPHANIE FORSYTH:

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 10:55 PM, J wrote:

I used to listen to you everyday in my car. I was a financial advisor with xxx xxxx and would have your show on everyday while driving home or to a client's place. I'd even stream in my office if I was working late. Fast forward a year and a half and I'm at a different company in a different role and I ride my bike to work (no, not on the roads nor "rapid transit" anything - I take the paths along the river the entire way, year round). So the few occasions that I drive, I try to catch the show. Even my (now) 7 year old son still asks me to switch to your show if I'm driving him home.

Marty, WTF?

RRC should be ashamed.

J


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