Best Public Affairs Web Show - 2010
Unabashed downtown boosterism can be grating to the large majority of Valley residents who don't live within walking distance of Roosevelt Row. Not when Dave Brookhouser and Jacqui Johnson do it. The pair hosts a now long-running (by Internet standards, anyway) weekly vidcast highlighting the best things happening in Central Phoenix. We love their enthusiasm and their willingness to take shots when they're deserved — like, for example, cracking on mispronounced words on the announcements blared over the light-rail train's speakers. It's a mid-fi broadcast with just enough production flair to feel semi-professional, and the upbeat pair are funny and never overbearing. Dave and Jacqui embody the very best sense of community building among the representatives of widely disparate socioeconomic classes present in Central Phoenix, and they manage to make us truly interested in their agenda, wherever we live.