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Gavin Newsom: Taking The Town Square Digital

Gavin Newsom
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It’s not news that government can get bogged down by layers of bureaucracy. The solution to cutting the red tape, says California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, is technology. He joins us to talk about his new book "Citizenville," and how to put technology to use to take citizens from observers to collaborators.

Also this hour: the Gonzaga University Bulldogs are the nation's top men's basketball team for the first time in school history. Sportswriter Art Thiel previews the Zags' chances in the upcoming NCAA tournament and talks Mariners preseason baseball. We talk with cyberneticist and mathematician Dr. Ron Eglash about the power of computing for social change and sustainability. Plus, Michael Fagin joins us with a hike to match the week's weather.