How Do We Fix It?

Ideas to Change the World

Have you ever watched TV or turned on the radio and heard nothing but partisan bickering and tired old rhetoric? We sure have.

Our show is about solutions—and we’re excited about new ideas.  We’re Richard Davies and Jim Meigs, two journalists who’ve spent decades covering everything from personal finance to space exploration. In every field we've followed there are so many problems but too little talk about fixes.

Instead of merely complaining or yelling across the divide, we want to discuss new research and fresh thinking.  Each week on How Do We Fix It?, we will invite an innovative thinker to sit down with us for a half hour to discuss a particular issue. But our experts won’t just analyze problems, we’ll press them to offer practical solutions as well. 

Some of our shows will look at national issues, like the crisis in training good teachers and how our tax dollars are often wasted. But we’ll also focus on vital personal concerns, such as rising credit-card debt and how to raise good kids. Not every problem we discuss requires a large response from government. Some issues are best handled within local communities, businesses, or individual families.

 Both of us come from different political backgrounds, and we don’t always agree. But we're friends who are looking for common ground, for ideas that just make sense, regardless of one’s political orientation. We consider ourselves reality-hardened optimists: We think every problem should have a solution; now we just have to go find them. So our goal is to make How Do We Fix It? a kind of repair manual for the real world.

 We want this to be your show and hope that you'll give us plenty of feedback and suggest topics for us to discuss. The road to making the world a better place starts with a good idea. 

 Thanks for listening!