Republican National Convention http://kalw.org en Postcard from the edge of the Republican National Convention http://kalw.org/post/postcard-edge-republican-national-convention <p>Twenty-nine-year-old Mandy Santiago is at the edge of poverty, and on the fringes of this week’s convention in Tampa, Florida. She makes her living, for now, standing on street corners selling the Epoch Newspaper, with her husband and two small children in tow.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:58:21 +0000 Nishat Kurwa 16050 at http://kalw.org Postcard from the edge of the Republican National Convention Will Durst: The Ken doll boogie http://kalw.org/post/will-durst-ken-doll-boogie <p>A few words about the Republican National Convention, or it's alternative title: Women with big hair and the men in white shoes who love them.</p><p class="p1">"White" certainly was the operable word in Tampa. I had to feel bad for the one black guy the networks kept cutting to during all the speeches. They tried everything to make him look like a crowd. Different camera angles. He probably had his own wardrobe assistant suggesting: "Put on the cowboy hat now!" and "Try the handlebar mustache!&nbsp;You know this poor guy had to be some prairie state legislator's driver.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:35:49 +0000 Will Durst 16045 at http://kalw.org Will Durst: The Ken doll boogie Go inside the Republican National Convention http://kalw.org/post/go-inside-republican-national-convention <p>The Republican National Convention is underway in Tampa, Florida, after being postponed because of Hurricane Isaac. Although it’s been on the quiet side overall today, we were curious as to what the mood is like, what delegates are talking about, and what to expect over the next few days. San Francisco Examiner contributor Melissa Griffin is on the ground in Tampa. She spoke with KALW’s Hana Baba about her impressions on how the event is shaping up so far.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:32:02 +0000 Hana Baba 15850 at http://kalw.org Go inside the Republican National Convention 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?