12:00am

Thu October 4, 2012
Presidential debate

Today on Your Call: What makes a good presidential debate?


On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the presidential debate.  This is the first of three before November's elections.  Mitt Romney and Barack Obama were asked questions focused on domestic policy.  The economy, health care, and governance were the topics discussed, but questions about the environment, the foreclosure crisis, student debt, immigration, women’s reproductive rights, among others were not asked or addressed.  What questions would you ask the candidates?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  What was your response to the debate?  Up next on Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Guests:


Mark Hertsgaard, a fellow of New America Foundation; The Nation's environment correspondent; and author of HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth


Jodi Jacobson, editor-in-chief of RH Reality Check


Ron Seifert, a climate activist from Missoula, Montana who has been working intimately with land owners along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route. 


Steven Bailey, an activist with the Colorado Progressive Coalition, CFRC (Colorado Resistance Coalition), and Home Defenders League in Denver Colorado. 


Cherry Foytlin, founder of 28 stones, a multimedia project that focuses on the Gulf Coast uniting national interests with national concerns 


Resources:


Democracy Now!: As Obama, Romney Hold First Debate, Behind the Secret GOP-Dem Effort to Shut Out Third Parties


The Nation: Ten Questions on Energy and the Environment Obama and Romney Should Answer at the Debate


Marketplace: Missing this election: Third-party presidential candidates


Christian Science Monitor: Presidential debate: what you need to know about Jim Lehrer's rules

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