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As the countdown to elect the next president of the United States begins, where do the candidates stand on the issues that are important to voters? Starting this month, WBUR CitySpace begins a series of free events called “Get Educated: The Defining Issues of the 2020 Presidential Election.”
The multi-part series with WBUR reporters, panelists – and the audience – will explore major political issues for the election year, and the candidate’s views on them. Each event will be an hour-long moderated conversation, followed by audience Q&A. The first event takes place this Wednesday (Jan. 29) with Senior Reporter Deb Becker moderating a panel focused on healthcare. The next one is scheduled for Feb. 4 with Senior reporter Bruce Gellerman, moderating a conversation on climate change and how the urgency of this issue could finally take hold with real policy initiatives in a future presidential administration.
On March 31, WBUR Bostonomix reporter Callum Borchers will moderate a conversation on the economy’s multifaceted impacts on the upcoming election including the trade war, national debt and income inequality to name a few.
“In their effort to get elected, politicians often promise a lot,” said WBUR Senior Political Reporter Anthony Brooks. “We want to help voters understand precisely what they’re offering - whether it’s on healthcare, jobs or combating climate change – and how these policies would affect the lives of real people.”
Brooks, who will be in Iowa to cover the caucuses happening Feb. 3, helped spearhead WBUR CitySpace’s election coverage with “A Year Ahead – The 2020 Presidential Campaign” on November 5, 2019. (Video of that event is available on the CitySpace YouTube channel). Other upcoming topics in the “Get Educated” series include climate change, the economy, data privacy, foreign policy, immigration and the future of democracy, among others.
Tickets are free, but registration is recommended online here.
Register Now for 'Get Educated 2020 Election Series: Economy'
WBUR Bostonomix reporter Callum Borchers will moderate a conversation on the economy’s multifaceted impacts on the upcoming election including the trade war, national debt and income inequality to name a few.
Events on big tech and privacy, foreign policy, immigration and the future of democracy to be added to the series lineup soon.
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee - Ford Foundation international professor of economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 2019 Nobel Prize winner, economics
Esther Duflo - Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of poverty alleviation and development economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 2019 Nobel Prize winner, economics
N. Gregory Mankiw - Robert M. Beren professor of economics, Harvard University
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