Promise Commentaries

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As part of our election coverage we asked eight producers to apply their radio skills to the promises coming from the candidates. The result? A series of four-minute Promise Commentaries perfect for air around the election.

As part of our election coverage we asked eight producers to apply their radio skills to the promises coming from the candidates. The result? A series of four-minute Promise Commentaries perfect for air around the election.

* In a "change" election Snigdha Prakash says, "Wait a sec, change in Washington?"

* Todd Melby gets the straight talk from a woman working two jobs and still not making it.

* Rebecca Sheir wonders what's with the Jewish vote these days.

* With John and Barack making promises on Iraq Shia Levitt asks a vet and a policy expert, "What do these promises mean?"

* Peabody winner Dmae Roberts looks at what the promise of Barack Obama means for mixed-race Americans.

* Hope in '08? Barbara Bernstein remembers the hope in '68.

* With so many broken promises already, Native America Calling host Harlan McKosato asks, "Do we really need more?"

* Sandra Sleight-Brennan wishes McCain would look to the sun not the free market.

* Nick van der Kolk gives us an audio collage on manliness in '08. Hide full description

As part of our election coverage we asked eight producers to apply their radio skills to the promises coming from the candidates. The result? A series of four-minute Promise Commentaries perfect for air around the election. * In a "change" election Snigdha Prakash says, "Wait a sec, change in Washington?" * Todd Melby gets the straight talk from a woman working two jobs and still not making it. * Rebecca Sheir wonders what's with the Jewish vote these days. * With John and Barack making promises on Iraq Shia Levitt asks a vet and a policy expert, "What do these promises mean?" * Peabody winner Dmae Roberts looks at what the promise of Barack Obama means for mixed-race Americans. * Hope in '08? Barbara Bernstein remembers the hope in '68. * With so many broken promises already,... Show full description


9 Pieces

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Barack Obama promises to change the health care system, but will Washington go along?

Bought by WNPR and KFAI


  • Added: Sep 14, 2008
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 2
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An exploration of the language of strength and power.

Bought by KFAI and Remix Radio


  • Added: Sep 12, 2008
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Does Barack Obama really have a "Jewish Problem"?

Bought by Interfaith Voices, KFAI, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Sep 11, 2008
  • Length: 03:51
  • Purchases: 3
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reaction to Barack Obama's comments at the Crow Reservation

Bought by KWMR and WILL


  • Added: Sep 09, 2008
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 2
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McCain says that market forces will solve our energy issues

Bought by WYSO and KFAI


  • Added: Sep 09, 2008
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 2
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Commentary about the hopes of Mixed Race people and the Presidential race.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KCUR, Remix Radio, and KFAI


  • Added: Sep 08, 2008
  • Length: 04:13
  • Purchases: 5
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Why are so many sixties radicals so passionate about Obama?

Bought by WDCV, Jenka Soderberg, and KFAI


  • Added: Sep 01, 2008
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 3
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A 21-year-old woman describes the difficulty of paying the bills while working at a deli and Wendy's. What do the candidates have to say about that?

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Aug 28, 2008
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 1
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An Iraq vet and a policy expert pull apart the promises on war.

Bought by KDNK, Remix Radio, WAMC, and KFAI


  • Added: Aug 27, 2008
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 4