election 2012

WRD Offers Student Events Surrounding Presidential Debate

In the 2008 election, young Americans voted in their largest numbers since the 1970's. With the 2012 election around the corner, the UK College of Arts and Sciences, with the support of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Media (WRD) will present several events for UK students to become more informed about the election, specifically surrounding the second presidential debate.

Continuity and Change in American Politics: Stephen Voss

What can we tell about future elections by observing the past? Political scientist Stephen Voss gives us a few examples from past elections - and analyzes some recent developments - in order to articulate the ways that electoral votes can slide from one place to another and disrupt the electoral trends of the past. From population shifts to industrial boom and bust, the United States is in a state of change, and so are its Presidential elections. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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WUKY's 'UK Perspectives' Features Associate Professor Stephen Voss of Political Science

Today's show features Stephen Voss, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Political Science, talking about how the presidential and vice presidential debates are used to fuel discussions in class.

Money's Role in the 2012 Election: Don Gross

By the time this year's Presidential election rolls around, many voters will be as turned off as they are excited. Why? The constant presence of political ads that saturate almost every nook and cranny of the media market. But what makes these ads possible? The answer is the incredible influx of money into modern politics that is used to bludgeon as often as it is to persuade and inform voters.

University of Kentucky political science professor Don Gross joined us for a conversation about this very topic. A thirty-six year veteran of UK, Professor Gross has examined the ins-and-outs of campaign finance and he helps explain the role of money in politics today while also shedding light on many of this election's great unknowns. 
 
 
This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.
 

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