Politics Brief is the go-to source for 2018 election news, selected from the best WNYC has to offer. Daily segments include original reporting on the New York metro region, along with interviews and analysis focused on the national scene from groundbreaking shows like On the Media, The Takeaway and The New Yorker Radio Hour. Produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin.
Florida Restores Voting Rights For 1.5 Million Ex-Felons
Devin Coleman has been out of prison for 12 years. Thanks to the passage of Amendment 4 in Florida, he will now be eligible to vote once more. Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times joins the Takeaway to discuss the implications of the amendment.
Election Results In New Jersey And Beyond
Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, talks about election results in New Jersey. Joining her are Kai Wright, editor and host of WNYC’s narrative unit, and Gabriel Debenedett, New York Magazine national political correspondent, to take a look at other races around the country.
Get Out The Vote
It's Election Day on The Brian Lehrer Show. Scott Bland, editor of Campaign Pro for Politico, and TIME National Correspondent Charlotte Alter discuss how both parties have worked to get out the vote in the run-up to the midterm election. And later, listeners share their stories of voting for different candidates than their loved ones.
Texas' Secret Resistance
A group of progressive Texas women who are organizing in secret, out of fear of retaliation from neighbors, friends, and even family. Now, as WNYC's Amanda Aroncyzk reports, some are ready to speak out.
Anger, Identity and Polarization
Lilliana Mason is professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland and author of Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity. She joins On The Media's Bob Garfield to discuss how anger and tribal identity have gotten us to the current political moment, and how we might move past it.
The Biases Around Women's Voices
In the latest episode of The United States of Anxiety, we meet Rena Cook, a voice coach in Oklahoma who’s training progressive, female candidates on how to subvert our inbuilt biases about women’s voices. Plus, we look back on what the 1977 National Women’s Conference did (and didn’t) do for feminism.