Erie Reader: Solutions Journalism, a conversation with Wendell Potter, founder of Tarbell.org

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I knew I was part of the problem when I came face to face with hundreds of people, most of them soaking wet and standing in lines that stretched out of view, waiting to get care in animal stalls. That was the day I made a personal commitment to change my life—and to change the status quo.  Read my story From Epiphany to Advocacy.


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Changing the Status Quo

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There could be no more important or timely book than Nation on the Take. Potter and Penniman make a compelling case that moneyed interests have seized control of the levers of power in ways we haven’t seen since the Gilded Age.
– Doris Kearns Goodwin

Potter and Penniman show that our corrupt political campaign finance system . . . is an issue that should concern all Americans.
- Bernie Sanders

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Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 2:03am
Check out the latest from @tarbellorg: a case study in how money and power worked to get their way in Congress. https://t.co/FtNu4Qv52g
Wendell Potter
Wendell Potter shared U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders's video.Friday, September 29th, 2017 at 12:45am
Wendell Potter
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
We do not have a health care system that's designed to provide quality, cost-effective care for all. It is to make many hundreds of billions a year in profits for insurance companies, drug companies and medical equipment suppliers.

Tarbell

When a deal is made in Washington, it’s hard to know how it affects you. Tarbell will make it easy. Today’s media is corporate-owned and advertiser-driven. Far too often it fails to speak truth to power. We need the media to better inform us about who really holds the reigns of power in America. Tarbell is the antidote: an independent, reader-funded, nonprofit journalism outlet that will investigate the deep-pocketed special interests that truly run America. It’s founded by a healthcare industry whistleblower who understands how systems get rigged behind the scenes. If we’re going to take back our power and change the status quo, we need the facts about those in charge so we can level the playing field for everyone. Tarbell is committed to exposing how the power players manipulate the public while offering solutions on what we can do about it.
Tarbell
TarbellSaturday, February 17th, 2018 at 7:00am
What can you do to make government more transparent? Tarbell offers solutions. Check out our website below for details.