177. PB OR NOT PB: participatory budgeting to give citizens control

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Hello! We're talking about a BIG idea that's transforming how towns, cities and even schools are run across the world. It's called participatory budgeting (PB) and involves letting citizens decide how public money is spent. We ask Shari Davis what happened when Boston gave young people control of a $1 million budget. Brazilian political scientist Rebecca Abers explains how the city of Porto Alegre pioneered the idea back in 1989. And PB champion Jez Hall tells us why he's such a fan.


PLUS legendary filmmaker Adam Curtis on his new series: ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’.


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