Weekend Voices 3/1/08

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Contributing Producer: Marge May, in conjunction with Ann Luther and the League of Women Voters

Topics: Open Government/Freedom of Information

Importance of freedom of information for democracy
· Legal and Constitutional bases for citizens’ right to know and for government claims to secrecy
· What are the recent trends in classifications and declassifications; recent changes to law & practice
· What are the options for citizens & Congress to get information

Sean Moulton, Director of Federal Information Policy at OMB Watch. www.ombwatch.org
Charles Davis, associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and the executive director for the National Freedom of Information Coalition. www.nfoic.org
Meredith Fuchs, General Counsel to the National Security Archive. www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/

Ann Luther, host, is the Co-president, League of Women Voters of Maine www.lwvme.org