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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Final Presidential Debate : 10/23/12

Last night marked the final presidential debate before Election Day in a mere two weeks. On this edition of Vox Pop we ask, who won the final debate? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Final Presidential Debate : 10/23/12

Last night marked the final presidential debate before Election Day in a mere two weeks. On this edition of Vox Pop we ask, who won the final debate? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

WAMC News
6:06 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Bruce Gyory - The Presidential Race and the Gender Gap

Bruce Gyory
University at Albany

If women were the only people who voted for president, Barack Obama would be poised to re-take the White House next month with a higher margin of victory than he had in 2008.

If only men voted, Mitt Romney would have the possibility of issuing a crushing defeat along the lines of Ronald Reagan’s 1980 victory over Jimmy Carter.

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Vox Pop
3:11 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Second Presidential Debate : 10/16/12

After weeks of somewhat troubling news out of his campaign, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney scored points a few weeks ago after what pundits have described as an un-engaging performance by President Barack Obama in the first presidential debate.

Obama and Romney will meet again on the debate floor tonight, this time at Hofstra University on Long Island…

On this edition of Vox Pop we want your take on tonight’s debate. Can the president stage a comeback, or will Romney carry the day for a second time. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

Elections
11:20 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Presidential Election Coverage from Marketplace

Tonight, President Obama and Mitt Romney face off in their first Presidential debate. The debate is focused chiefly on domestic issues and the economy. Thanks to the folks at Marketplace, you can watch the debate here - plus Live Tweeting from Kai and the Marketplace team. You can join the conversation and connect directly with Marketplace hosts during the debate. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman will be live blogging some of the bigger issues throughout the evening.

New England News
6:15 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

NAACP Warns Churches Could Be Targets Of Election Related Hate Crimes

Civil rights leaders in Springfield Massachusetts, where a black church was burned four years ago, are urging local churches to be on guard as election day approaches.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

   The Springfield branch of the NAACP has sent a 19 page security guide to more than 100 churches in western Massachusetts. The Springfield NAACP president, Rev. Talbert Swan said the organization is concerned that African American churches  could be the targets of hate crimes should President Obama be re-elected.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Foreign Policy and the Election : 9/25/12

A spotlight has been cast on the foreign policy positions of the presidential candidates following recent violent protests in the Middle East.

Today we want to know what you think would be best for the United State’s place in the world – four more years of President Barack Obama, or the proposed policies of Mitt Romney? WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Romney's '47 Percent' Video : 9/18/12

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has again found himself the focus of negative publicity following the posting of video of the candidate by the progressive news outlet Mother Jones during which he told supporters that he will never convince “47 percent” of Americans who he said will, “support the president no matter what,” because they believe they are “victims” entitled to be cared for by the government.

Today we want your reaction to Romney’s comments and to what people are saying about those comments today. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Karen Hitchcock : Election 2012 - The Democratic Education Platform and a Comparison to the GOP

In my last commentary I reviewed the major elements of the Republican education platform. Since then, the Democratic Platform has been passed, a platform which addresses a number of policy areas dealing with both K-12 and higher education, and not surprisingly, reflects a number of programs begun during President Obama’s first term in office.   

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Vox Pop
3:28 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Democratic National Convention - 9/5/12

The Democratic National Convention kicked off last night with impassioned speeches by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and First Lady Michelle Obama.

On this edition of Vox Pop, we want your take on this political convention season – what do you make of the DNC thus far, what did you think of the RNC, and what do you think of the idea of party conventions in general? WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

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