Emily and Stephanie
Emily Breedlove (left) talks with Stephanie Carson of Carolina Public Press.

Welcome to The Kicker from Carolina Public Press, a North Carolina news show bringing you conversations with journalists, sources and newsmakers from across the state.

In this episode, host Stephanie Carson talks with multiple guests about the importance of open government, citizen engagement and access to public records. Carson is the news and community partnerships manager at Carolina Public Press.

Journalists and citizen advocacy groups supporting of open government are preparing to celebrate “Sunshine Week” in March, during which they will observe the importance of First Amendment freedoms and government transparency in a democratic society. Conversations on this show include Brooks Fuller of Elon University and the North Carolina Open Government Coalition, representatives from the League of Women Voters of Henderson County, and public relations and growth strategist Emily Breedlove. Breedlove is also a member of the Carolina Public Press board of directors.

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