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“The Day Before Super Tuesday” – Uprising radio show on KPFK, Pacifica in LA

By February 14, 2008No Comments

The Day Before Super Tuesday

GUESTS: Lamont Yeakey, Associate professor of History at Cal State LA and former member of the KPFK Local Station Board; Eun Sook Lee, Executive Director of National Korean American Service & Education Consortium

Weekly Digest – 02/08/08

With John McCain emerging as the Republican Party nominee, conservative voters are polarized over his candidacy. Despite his hawkish stand on the war and other issues, conservatives accuse him of being too liberal. The Democratic Party’s primary elections on Super Tuesday has yet to yield a clear winner. As of this recording, Hillary Clinton has garnered 1,033 delegates and super-delegates, while Barack Obama has won a total of 937. In the race to raise money, Obama commands a strong lead over Clinton, having raised millions online. Clinton lent her campaign $5 million of her own money this week, in a move that does not bode well for the rest of her campaign. Over the weekend, primary elections will take place in Washington, Nebraska, and Louisiana. The Democratic race for the nomination may remain unresolved all the way to the national conventions this summer.

As part of our special coverage on Uprising, we visited three college campuses before, on, and after Super Tuesday, in the Southern California area, where this program is recorded.

Hear highlights from those programs with all the various guests that joined us as well as the voices of students and faculty from the campuses we visited.