This is it.
And now we have come to the last few days of our campaign. As I write this, we have reached 71% of our goal and have 4 days left.
I write from San Francisco, where I've been meeting amazing, inspiring people and talking about mind-blowing ideas. I have GREAT stories to bring to you in the coming year.
One of the wonderful people I've spent time with these past few days is Roman Mars, host and producer of the beautiful podcast, 99% Invisible. Roman is a great thinker with a brilliant ear, and I'm proud to say we've produced a joint show together called The Political Stage. Listen below, or at DecodeDC.com or at MuleRadio.net.
And now I'm off to poke around the headquarters of SoundCloud, which unleashes great audio on the internet. Thank you everyone! Please do spread the word on your networks -- kick in some spare change to help DecodeDC grow better journalism. Now's the time. Thank you!
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