MILWAUKEE - Throughout September, we are revisiting some of our favorite podcast episodes from the past three years. This week: government secrecy and closed door conversations. You'll hear why the people you elected to represent you may be having secret conversations you can't hear and cutting deals you can't see. A recent FOX6 investigation uncovered the Wauwatosa School Board discussed public records in private. Why is that a big deal? In today's episode of Open Record, the FOX6 Investigators explain what you should expect from your government's public meetings. Bryan Polcyn and Amanda St. Hilaire walk listeners through a crash course in Open Meetings 101. Amanda breaks down a recent investigation involving the Wauwatosa School Board. Attorney Tom Kamenick, founder of Wisconsin Transparency Project, joins the episode. He's with a law firm dedicated to enforcing the state's open records and open meetings laws and explains how public meetings should go and what you should expect from your government.
Related episode links:
- Open Record: Runaway Relationship
- Wauwatosa School Board discussed public records in secret
- FOX6 Investigates: School administrator encouraged academic program that paid her husband
- Wisconsin DOJ Open Meetings Law Compliance Guide
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