A weekly public affairs show about McKeesport and the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).
Topic: Pennsylvania’s open meetings and open records laws, and how they affect the public's right to know
Guest: Paula Knudsen Burke of the Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press, on Pennsylvania's open meetings laws
How Topic Discussed: With the help of the ACLU, four residents are challenging a decision by McKeesport officials to close some meetings to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic. What rights are guaranteed by Pennsylvania's open meetings and open records laws, sometimes called "Sunshine Laws"? How are the rules enforced? What are possible exceptions to the Sunshine Laws? How can government officials work to be more open with the public, and how can the public get involved to hold officials accountable?
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.21MB - Duration: 29:43 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)
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