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Playlist: Election 2020

Compiled By: PRX Editors

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Curated Playlist

Specials for the election year. More to come.

And Nothing Less: The Untold Stories of Women's Fight for the Vote

From PRX | :30

In the centennial year of the 19th Amendment, Rosario Dawson and Retta guide us through the fight for women’s voting rights, a history that resonates now more than ever.

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"Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.” Written by suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women’s rights activists used this rallying cry to demand voting equality. But the suffrage movement included far more voices and perspectives than these two well-known names: throughout the fight for women’s right to vote, generations of diverse activists demanded full access to the ballot box. Hosts Rosario Dawson and Retta guide us through this hour-long special, bringing us the stories we didn’t learn in our history books.

And Nothing Less is a production of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, the National Park Service, and PRX. This hour is an adaptation of the official podcast commemorating 100 years of the 19th Amendment and women's constitutional right to vote.

Political Junkie - Great Moments in Convention History (2020)

From Ken Rudin's Political Junkie | 53:58

Join Political Junkie Ken Rudin on a journey through political history as we revisit memorable and historic moments from national party conventions of the past, and consider how the role of conventions in the presidential race has evolved from then to today.

Great-moments-in-convention-history-special-logo_small This year's Democratic and Republican conventions will look different than in years' past due to social distancing considerations. Nevertheless, we can still expect them to largely be coronation ceremonies for the presumptive nominees.

But many conventions of the past have been filled with moments that were contentious, memorable, and historic: The Southern walkout in protest of Hubert Humphrey's pro-civil rights speech in 1948, Geraldine Ferraro becoming the first woman on a major-party ticket in 1984. The utter mayhem in Chicago in 1968. And visible moments of dissention and disarray at both parties' conventions in 2016.

Join Political Junkie Ken Rudin on a journey through political history as we revisit memorable and historic moments from national party conventions of the past, and consider how the role of conventions in the presidential race has evolved from then to today.

Ken's guests include:
Lee Edwards, distinguished fellow at The Heritage Foundation
Barbara Eagleton, widow of Sen. Tom Eagleton, 1972 Democratic VP candidate
Judy Goldsmith, former president of National Organization for Women
Stephen Hess, senior fellow emeritus at The Brookings Institution

Plus, we revisit Ken's past interviews with:
George McGovern, 1972 Democratic presidential candidate
Walter Mondale, 1984 Democratic presidential candidate
Michael Dukakis, 1988 Democratic presidential candidate 

LBJ and the Great Society

From LBJ and the Great Society | 52:00

Before Vietnam sunk his presidency, LBJ compiled record accomplishments domestically: medicare, civil and voting rights, immigration reform, and public broadcasting. Hosted by Melody Barnes, chief domestic policy advisor to Barack Obama.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson is today remembered largely for his failure in Vietnam. But before the war sunk his presidency, LBJ compiled a record of accomplishment on the domestic front unmatched since FDR.  Medicare, civil and voting rights, clean air and water, Head Start, immigration reform, public broadcasting — fifty years later, these programs are so deeply woven into the fabric of American life that it is difficult to imagine the country without them.  

So how did Lyndon Johnson, who made so ruinous a mess in Vietnam, pull off so extraordinary a feat at home? That’s the question we’ll be exploring through the recorded recollections of those who were there when this history was being made, and who had a hand in its making. Hosted by Melody Barnes, chief domestic policy advisor to Barack Obama and now co-head of the Democracy Initiative at the University of Virginia.