paul ryan http://kalw.org en Will Durst: Ringside at the undercard http://kalw.org/post/will-durst-ringside-undercard <p></p><p class="p1">In this highly anticipated undercard bout, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan took off the gloves and went after each other with straight policy jabs and sweeping rhetorical hooks for 90 minutes. No knockdowns were recorded, but most ringside judges gave the decision to Biden for stopping his own party's bleeding and blocking his opponent's momentum. Kudos were also tossed Martha Raddatz's way, who referreed the event with a command and aplomb that had veteran observers refer to her as the anti-Jim Lehrer.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:11:50 +0000 Will Durst 18095 at http://kalw.org Will Durst: Ringside at the undercard Youth Radio reports from the RNC http://kalw.org/post/youth-radio-reports-rnc <p>Today is the last day of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Although initially delayed due to Hurricane Isaac, the RNC has featured a number of politicians and notable persons throughout the past few days. Oakland’s Youth Radio has reporters on the ground at the RNC. Brandon McFarland spoke with KALW’s Ben Trefny.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:52:06 +0000 Ben Trefny 15994 at http://kalw.org Youth Radio reports from the RNC Paul Ryan and the youth vote http://kalw.org/post/paul-ryan-and-youth-vote <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 23.616666793823242px; ">Paul Ryan was officially nominated yesterday as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate. There’s a lot of excitement about the choice, some of it because of the hope that Ryan’s youthfulness can benefit the party’s image.</span></p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 19:57:06 +0000 Robyn Gee 15910 at http://kalw.org Paul Ryan and the youth vote Will Durst: The bold choice http://kalw.org/post/will-durst-bold-choice <p>A few words on Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, Paul Ryan: the big-time budget guru of the G.O.P. Everyone keeps calling it a "bold choice." Yeah, well maybe, but you know bold is not always synonymous with good.</p><p class="p1">Whiskey for breakfast is a bold choice. Spun glass underwear is bold. Four-head dragon tattoos. Passing an 18-wheeler on a blind curve going 80 in the rain – incredibly bold. Just not that necessarily smart.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:39:13 +0000 Seth Samuel 15856 at http://kalw.org Will Durst: The bold choice Youth Radio at the RNC: The Obama of 2012 – Paul Ryan? http://kalw.org/post/youth-radio-rnc-obama-2012-paul-ryan <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 23.616666793823242px; ">Karin Agness became a leader among young Republicans because of a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://girlcrushzine.tumblr.com/" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 23.616666793823242px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(18, 119, 165); -webkit-transition: all 0.18s ease-out; ">girl crush</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-ser Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:22:11 +0000 Robyn Gee 15783 at http://kalw.org Youth Radio at the RNC: The Obama of 2012 – Paul Ryan?