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Andy Shaw on Panorama

Terri Lydon

Better Government Association CEO Andy Shaw sits with Rivet News Radio to discuss civic reform in Chicago
Charlie Meyerson goes in-depth with BGA Chief in latest installment of Rivet’s Panorama series

CHICAGO – A transparent, effective and ethical government is what the Better Government Association (BGA) has fought for since the 1920s in Chicago. Since his joining the BGA in 2009, Andy Shaw has led more than 80 of the organization’s 280 pending investigations.

“I know what good government and bad government looks like…[This job is] a good opportunity to use my skills and to try to recreate a vibrant, effective watchdog organization,” said Shaw, a long-time Chicago journalist, who sat down with Charlie Meyerson for Panorama, one of Rivet News Radio’s signature programs.

Shaw held up the BGA’s “Rescuing Illinois Project” as a shining example of the association’s impact. In 2012, the BGA uncovered $265 million in taxpayer-funded payouts to retired public school employees for unused sick and vacation days.

Full audio of the Andy Shaw episode of Panorama can be found at:

The Rivet News Radio iPhone app, can be downloaded here.

About The Better Government Association

The Better Government Association is a Chicago-based nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog group that works for integrity, transparency and accountability in government by exposing corruption and inefficiency; identifying and advocating effective public policy; and engaging and mobilizing the public to achieve authentic and responsible reform.

About HearHere Radio

HearHere Radio is an angel-stage company backed by founders, friends, and strategic investors, building a news radio experience for today’s mobile consumer. The company’s flagship product, Rivet News Radio, is an app designed to deliver personalized local, national and world news directly to smartphone users.

Panorama is an up-close and personal series featuring the people, places and events shaping the world. An original production of Rivet News Radio, Panorama is hosted by Chicago news veteran and Rivet’s head of news, Charlie Meyerson. Bringing years of journalistic experience Meyerson formerly worked for rock station WXRT-FM; the Chicago Tribune; and WGN-AM, where, as news director, he led his team to awards for Best Newscast and Outstanding News Operation.

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