Friday, September 26, 2008

WTBU Election Talk 2008- Recap, Interview MP3, & Upcoming Event!

WTBU Election Talk airs on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm, featuring policy topic discussions, interviews with student activists, recaps of important speeches, and more. Every week, we put callers on air to voice their opinions on topics discussed.

So far on the show, topics discussed have included the vice presidential candidates, third parties, the importance of the youth vote, and corporate governance. Two weeks ago, we interviewed activists from an awesome voter registration organization called Head Count, which goes out to concerts and registers young voters.

Last week, WTBU Election Talk was lucky enough to interview David D. Burstein, the 19-year-old founder of 18 in '08, a film that discusses the significance of the youth vote in this election. Since its creation, the film has evolved into a national movement across college campuses, including film screenings, voter registration events, speakers, etc. Click here to download the interview!

Throughout the rest of the semester, WTBU Election Talk also plans to discuss foreign policy, fair/free trade, energy/sustainability, the environment, health care, net neutrality & first amendment rights, immigration, affirmative action, women's rights, and gender issues. If you are an activist who would like to be interviewed on-air, email Liz Pelly ( or Melanie Duzyj (

Don't miss our first event on Tuesday, October 7. WTBU is teaming up with the Community Service Center to register voters and play music in the the GSU Plaza all day, followed by a rally from 4-6. The event is supported by the Dean of Students, who will be present at the rally, along with on-campus political groups, musicians, and speakers. The rally will air live on WTBU! More details to come.

MP3: WTBU Election Talk Interviews David D. Burstein, Founder of "18 in '08"

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