Feb 24 2023
IN THEIR WORDS: What public officials do for us. Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, Washington state
What does a state Secretary of State do? The headlines are all about certifying elections. But there’s a lot more to it. IN THEIR WORDS: What public officials do for us, a new podcast series from CITIZENARTS, kicks off with Steve Hobbs, the Secretary of State of the great State of Washington. In a candid, informative, sometimes provocative conversation, Secretary Hobbs discusses his many roles – from helping to ensure election integrity by controlling misinformation and cyber security to protecting freedom of speech in libraries to issuing credentials for corporations and charitable organizations. Critically important, multi-functional public services – the apt bailiwick for Steve Hobbs, a self-described “extreme centrist.”EPISODE NOTES:More about IN THEIR WORDS: What public officials do for us can be found at https://www.citizenartscreative.org/intheirwordsDetails about the Washington Secretary of State’s responsibilities: https://www.sos.wa.gov/office/office.aspx Secretary of State Steve Hobbs biography: https://www.sos.wa.gov/office/secretary-of-state-steve-hobbs.aspxFor more on civic education, check out this NPR interview with Richard Haass, former diplomat and president of the Council of Foreign Relations, on his new book, The Bill of Obligations, The Ten Habits of Good Citizens.https://www.npr.org/2023/01/24/1150942762/in-new-book-haass-explores-the-obligations-we-have-to-one-another-and-the-countrMusic credit: Frederic Chopin, Waltz in B minor. Music by Nesrality from PixabayCITIZENARTS will be most grateful if you subscribe to, rate and review our podcasts.We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit educational organization. Visit https://tinyurl.com/CApodcasts to access our growing selection of civics-related and historically significant programs. They include MARCH, an audio drama about Hitler’s rise to dictatorial power; Liberty vs. Tyranny: Czech Views on Ukraine, Freedom and Democracy Shaped by Strife with Russia; and A More – or less – Perfect Union, a nationwide debate about hyper-critical social, civic and political issues in the U.SWe'd love your feedback. Email email@example.com and follow us on Instagram: @citizenartsedu, Facebook: @citizenarts, Twitter: @citizenartsedu.CITIZENARTS podcasts are presented courtesy of gabbegroup Productions. All rights reserved.