It's common these days to hear people say our state and federal systems of governance are broken. Lansing can't balance a budget and the debate in Washington over healthcare is not what you'd call productive. But how much better do we do governing ourselves at the local level? Are we able to solve community problems like affordable housing, traffic and crowded jails? How many blue ribbon committees and task forces actually result in progress around here? That's our discussion this week on Points North. Live at 9 a.m. Friday morning with a rebroadcast at 9 p.m.