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A Fork in the Road: A week-long series from Mary Wiens

Governments the world over face the challenge of remaking themselves for lean times ahead.

Low voter turnout suggests that many people don't have faith that governments can continue to deliver high quality public service, let alone resolve the big problems of our time, from climate change to obesity to traffic congestion.

But so far, much of the public debate about government's role has revolved around two polarizing questions; whether to cut services, or raise taxes.

Mary Wiens has found a growing movement among policy experts that the way forward must go beyond the debate over service cuts or maintaining the status quo.

Find out more, and leave your thoughts on how government could evolve to better serve the people. Tune in this week as we learn more about the "fork in the road", and what may be on the other side.

Matt Galloway spoke about our new series with Metro Morning's Mary Wiens. Listen audio (runs 6:14)

Mary Wiens speaks to Don Lenihan and Matthew Mendelsohn about healthcare. Listen audio (runs 6:22)

A new way of thinking about education that could transform the costs - and the role - of colleges and universities in our communities. Listen audio (runs 6:35)

We've been hearing from people about government becoming more collaborative. It's harder than it sounds, because governments are not set up to collaborate or share information. Listen audio (runs 6:48)