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Andy Shaw
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Length: 26:50

Andy Shaw, President and CEO of the Chicago-based Better Government Association (BGA), talks with Jak Tichenor about the citizen watchdog group's activities to ensure that public resources are spent for the public good, not for private or political gain. Shaw, a former Chicago newspaper and television reporter, discusses the BGA's use of journalistic investigations, advocacy, and civic engagement to shine a light on all levels of government. Key components of the BGA's mission are to fight for transparency in government, to expose corruption and inefficiency, to hold public officials accountable, to advocate for effective public policy, and to engage reform-minded citizens across the state of Illinois.

Host: Jak Tichenor
Guest(s): Andy Shaw
Topic keywords: Government
Link To video segment: Episode: 808