Amid growing voter cynicism, a documentary airing at 8 p.m. Thursday on WTTW highlights what some see as a more positive trend in politics. It’s called participatory budgeting, and the innovative experiment is happening right here in Chicago, where a handful of aldermen have allowed their constituents to make the decision about where their discretionary budget dollars should be sent.
Here's a clip from the documentary showing how it works:
Joining us in discussion is Ines Sommer, the producer, director and photographer of “Count Me In”
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Go here to see the full schedule for the documentary “Count Me In” on WTTW.
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