Bringing The World Home To You

© 2021 WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
120 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.445.9150 | 800.962.9862
91.5 Chapel Hill 88.9 Manteo 90.9 Rocky Mount 91.1 Welcome 91.9 Fayetteville 90.5 Buxton
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

How Open Is North Carolina’s Government?

photo of sunshine week logo - 'your right to  know'
American Society of News Editors / http://sunshineweek.rcfp.org/sw-logos/
/

Sunshine Week is a nationally-observed celebration of access to information, transparency and open government. Public records and open meetings give citizens the power and knowledge to hold officials accountable, and they are a foundational part of a functioning democracy.

This year, North Carolina journalists collaborated on an effort to investigate how local agencies respond to requests for information about their settlement agreements. They found that government officials in the state have paid millions of taxpayer and insurance dollars to stop the risk of legal action.

Host Frank Stasio talks to Tyler Dukes about the project and about the importance of open government. Dukes is an investigative reporter at WRAL.

Related Stories
More Stories