Redesigning Presidential Debates, New Wisconsin Climate Change Task Force

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stage for 4th Democratic debate
The stage is prepared where the CNN/New York Times hosted the Democratic presidential primary debate at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. John Minchillo/AP Photo 

Presidential debates should do more to facilitate candidates being more compromising, according to our guest. We discuss how she thinks they could be redesigned. And we discuss Governor Evers’ new task force on climate change, with guests presenting opposing perspectives on it.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Amanda Ripley Guest
  • Mandela Barnes Guest
  • Jim Ott Guest

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