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NPR Senior Editor and Washington Desk Correspondent Ron Elving visited Fort Wayne last month. While he was here, he gave a lecture at Sweetwater Auditorim on the topic of America's commitment to democracy. 

How Deep Is Our Commitment to Democracy?

That is the central question of this week's episode of WBOI Presents. NPR Senior Editor and Washington Desk Correspondent Ron Elving visited Fort Wayne last month.

WIKICOMMONS

Korea has been the focus of many headlines recently. The 2018 Winter Olympics were held in PyeongChang. Otto Warmbier, an American student, was arrested in North Korea and died six days after returning to to the US. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un have openly insulted one another. In a conversation that begins by looking back at the Korean War, Andy Downs leads a discussion that looks at the Prospects for Peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Panelists Include:

Andy Downs, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics

Filling a Ballot Vacancy

Jul 28, 2016
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On July 26th, the 24 members of the Republican State Committee met in a caucus to fill the ballot vacancy created by Governor Mike Pence accepting the Republican nomination for vice president.  The 22 voting members* decided that Eric Holcomb is the best candidate to replace Pence. 

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Indiana’s primary comes late in an election season and typically doesn't play a consequential role in nominating presidents.

However, Hoosier voters were pivotal this year. Republican Ted Cruz dropped his presidential bid after losing Indiana.  And Democrat Bernie Sanders bought his campaign more time with his defeat of frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

 

Earlier this week Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie Podcast and former NPR political editor, spoke with WBOI’s Katy Anderson about other strange moments in Indiana primary history.

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