16-16 Segment 1: Encouraging Young People To Vote

 

Synopsis:  Young people love political campaigns but, unfortunately, they don’t have the same enthusiasm about voting in elections. Why is this? And how can we encourage more young people to cast their votes on election day? We talk to two political specialists about the phenomenon and how we can make it easier for America’s youth to vote.

Host:  Gary Price.  Guests: David Johnson, CEO of Strategic Vision PR Group, Atlanta, GA; Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Director at the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), at the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University.
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16-16 Segment 2: Louisa Adams: The extraordinary life of the First Lady you didn’t know

 

Synopsis:  We all know the names of famous First Ladies – Martha Washington, Mary Todd Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Reagan – and they all left their marks on our country in one way or another. One of these ladies that you probably don’t know much about is Louisa Adams, wife of President John Quincy Adams. Our guest has researched this extraordinary woman and discusses the strength, political savvy and resilience of America’s only foreign-born First Lady.

Host:  Marty Peterson.  Guests: Louisa Thomas, author of Louisa: The extraordinary life of Mrs. Adams
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