This month's Northern Decision Makers has been recorded, and is now available online.
We've tweaked the format, as you will see, asking Northern Echo Deputy Editor Chris Lloyd to set out the key issues, before moving onto the debate with the guests.
This month on the couch we have Helen Goodman, MP for Bishop Auckland and a former Treasury official, and John Elliott, respected local business leader and (infamously, from my perspective) chief architect with Graham of the defeat of the Regional Assembly proposals. They aren't short of opinions...
You can see the programme here.