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Campaign Finance Reform: Is Grassroots Democracy The Solution?30:03
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Distribution of contributions made to President Barack Obama in election cycle 2012 (through October 17). He totaled over $482 million in individual contributions. (Federal Election Commission)
Distribution of contributions made to President Barack Obama in election cycle 2012 (through October 17). He totaled over $482 million in individual contributions. (Federal Election Commission)
Rep. John Sarbanes, left, and Lawrence Lessig at WBUR (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Rep. John Sarbanes, left, and Lawrence Lessig at WBUR (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

They join us to talk about a new campaign finance proposal — and if it’s even possible to get the money genie back in the bottle.

Sarbanes will give a public lecture, "Building A Grassroots Democracy," Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Harvard Law School.

Both Lessig and Sarbanes will be part of a panel discussion, "Grassroots Democracy: How would it work?" Friday at noon at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

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This segment aired on November 8, 2012.

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