Beyond the Spin

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Beyond the Spin is a weekly show bringing community radio journalists from around the United States together to discuss the issues that are important to our communities during the 2012 election season.

Beyond the Spin is a weekly show covering the issues that are important to our communities during the 2012 election season. We go beyond the headlines, beyond the horse race, and beyond the spin to get to the heart of the issues that have the most impact on all of our lives.

Beyond the Spin brings community radio journalists together in a national conversation on the air, linking the stories and voices of diverse communities around the United States. As public radio journalists, we seek to bring the interests and opinions of communities that are often left out of the national broadcast landscape to the airwaves.

We are building this new show as a dialogue, a conversation between communities about the future of our nation, with people from all parts of the country sharing their unique perspectives. There are plenty of other places to hear pundits from inside the DC beltway, but Beyond the Spin will feature voices from all of the diverse communities that make up our country.

Beyond the Spin is a production of the Center for Emerging Media and WEAA, produced in association with the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and hosted by Marc Steiner.
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Beyond the Spin is a weekly show covering the issues that are important to our communities during the 2012 election season. We go beyond the headlines, beyond the horse race, and beyond the spin to get to the heart of the issues that have the most impact on all of our lives.

Beyond the Spin brings community radio journalists together in a national conversation on the air, linking the stories and voices of diverse communities around the United States. As public radio journalists, we seek to bring the interests and opinions of communities that are often left out of the national broadcast landscape to the airwaves.

We are building this new show as a dialogue, a conversation between communities about the future of our nation, with people from all parts of the country sharing their unique... Show full description


19 Pieces

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Caption: "Retire Indian Mascots", Credit: Demockratees
This week, we explore the issue of racist sport team mascots - specifically those that use stereotypes of Native Americans - and how America's poor...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2012
  • Length: 54:29
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beyond the Spin, we discuss issues ranging from iron ore mining in Wisconsin, states' implementation of the Affordable Care Act, race ...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2012
  • Length: 54:04
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Beyond the Spin, we visit the national Facing Race Conference held this year in Baltimore, and share perspectives on race in the 21st ...

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  • Added: Nov 29, 2012
  • Length: 53:42
  • Purchases: 1
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We discuss some of the issues missing from the presidential campaigns, with a particular focus on poverty.

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2012
  • Length: 54:16
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We look at the roles Native Americans played in the election, the politics of Pennsylvania, and marijuana legalization initiatives in Washington an...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2012
  • Length: 53:54
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We take a look at the results of the 2012 election, covering not just the presidential election but also significant state and local races and refe...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2012
  • Length: 53:01
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With Election Day approaching next week, we have perspectives on the presidential race and a look at some key local and state referendums around th...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2012
  • Length: 54:27
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We feature analysis from around the country on some of the issues that will be decided at the polls on Election Day. In addition to the presidentia...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2012
  • Length: 54:55
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Following the second presidential debate, we hear perspectives on the presidential campaigns from around the United States.

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2012
  • Length: 51:09
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With the 2012 presidential election less than one month away, we'll be discussing election issues such as the exclusion of third party candidates f...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2012
  • Length: 54:18
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We discuss the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2012
  • Length: 46:55
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We discuss the recent Presidential candidate forum hosted by Univision, as well as a study showing new voting laws may block up to 10 million Hispa...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2012
  • Length: 52:02
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We discuss candidness and honesty, or the lack thereof, among politicians, after recent controversial remarks by Mitt Romney, as well as issues bei...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2012
  • Length: 49:10
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We discuss political and social shifts around the country that reveal a nation in constant flux.

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2012
  • Length: 54:16
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Perspectives on the 2012 Democratic National Convention, both from reporters inside of the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina and outside obse...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2012
  • Length: 54:00
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Perspectives on the 2012 Republican National Convention, both from reporters inside of the convention in Tampa and outside observers around the cou...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2012
  • Length: 54:28
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We discuss how Presidential candidates are, or aren’t, addressing the issue of poverty during the 2012 campaign season with community radio journal...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2012
  • Length: 54:57
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Beyond the Spin is a new weekly program focusing on issues relating to the 2012 elections with community radio hosts and reporters from around the ...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2012
  • Length: 51:25
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The premier of Beyond the Spin, a new weekly program focusing on issues relating to the 2012 elections with community radio hosts and reporters fro...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2012
  • Length: 55:13
  • Purchases: 5