Election 2020: Polls & Predictions

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In this installment of our “Election 2020” series, featuring six Northern Kentucky University students, we discuss how historically accurate election polling has been, what the polls say now, if we should trust the polls after 2016, and our predictions for the presidential race as well as control of the House and Senate.

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The Last Debate, 60 Minutes, Pennsylvanian Ballots, Google Antitrust

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On this week’s show, Trey and Mike discuss the last presidential debate, focusing on substance over who ‘won’ or ‘lost’. They also discuss the White House footage from the 60 Minutes interview. Additionally the pair talk about the Supreme Court’s ruling on absentee ballots in Pennsylvania and the antitrust action against Google.

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Election 2020: Immigration & Citizenship

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In this installment of our “Election 2020” series, featuring six Northern Kentucky University students, we discuss how the Trump and Biden camps differ on immigration and citizenship. We discuss the Mexico border wall & border security, asylum changes under the Trump administration, DACA & Dreamers, legal immigration, and lots more.

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Dr. Brad Spellberg on Solving The Great American Healthcare Rip-Off

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Mike talks with Dr. Brad Spellberg, chief medical officer at the Los Angeles County+ University of Southern California Medical Center and the associate dean for clinical affairs at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Dr. Spellberg is also author of the recently released book Broken, Bankrupt, and Dying: How to Solve The Great American Healthcare Rip-Off which they discuss on this episode.

Topics Mike & Dr. Spellberg Cover Include:

  • the very unsystematic nature of the American healthcare ‘system’
  • how the US compares to other rich countries in healthcare access, cost, efficiency, and effectiveness
  • where all the money goes in US healthcare spending
  • the myth of lavishly overpaid US doctors
  • the problem with ‘fee for service’ medicine
  • medical bankruptcies
  • the Affordable Care Act
  • the importance of considering American culture in proposing healthcare ‘fixes’
  • market-oriented healthcare reform proposals
  • if progressives states like California can act on their own to reform healthcare

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Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation, Supreme Court & the Census, Hunter Biden’s Laptop

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On this week’s show, Mike and Kristin discuss the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett. They also discuss SCOTUS approval of the Trump Administration’s bid to strike down lower court rulings that extended time to collect responses for the 2020 Census. Additionally, they take on the recent Hunter Biden news stories that emerged this week, as well as related topics such as responsible journalism.

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Election 2020: Race & Gender

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In this installment of our “Election 2020” series, featuring six Northern Kentucky University students, we discuss how the Trump and Biden camps differ on race and gender issues, focusing on  LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, and racial justice.

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COVID in the White House, Stimulus Bill, Michigan Governor Kidnap Plot

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Mike and Jay talk about the President’s health–or lack thereof. What we know, what we don’t know, and what happens next.  Then, we’re dealin’ on a stimulus package!  Mike wants it passed now, and Jay explains that’s just not how things work.  Then, Mike and Jay agree that kidnapping governors is a bad idea.

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Election 2020: COVID Hits the White House, Trump Pulling out of Next Debate, VP Debate

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In this installment of our “Election 2020” series, featuring six Northern Kentucky University students, we discuss the coronavirus outbreak in the White House, why there have been more reported cases among prominent Republicans than Democrats, if President Trump should pull out of the “virtual town hall” debate scheduled for October 15th, and the style and substance of the Vice Presidential debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence.

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Amy Coney Barrett Revisited, Presidential “Debate,” White House COVID Outbreak, Tucker Carlson

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This week, Trey and Ken start the show talking about the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, specifically how she plays into the electoral process. Next they discuss the so-called presidential debate and the fallout concerning it. Further the pair speculate on what President Trump means before ending the show with a conversation about Tucker Carlson’s legal defense against defamation.

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Election 2020: The Catastrophe in Cleveland (1st Presidential Debate)

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In this installment of our “Election 2020” series, featuring six Northern Kentucky University students, we discuss the first presidential debate, held on Tuesday September 29 in Cleveland, Ohio. Topics we cover include:

  • if debates matter and if this one might matter more than usual
  • whether the American public wants substantive policy debate
  • who ‘won’ the debate –  and what winning a debate means
  • where Trump and Biden were strongest and weakest
  • what each candidates hoped to accomplish, and whether they were successful

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