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The Missing Issues in the Presidential Campaign

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No campaign has ever touched on all the important issues, but who decides what's worth discussing and when? For the first time since the election of 1988, the issue of climate change – a subject even the Pentagon says could be crucial to America's future -- was not raised in any of this year's presidential or vice presidential debates Both presidential candidates are being accused of "climate silence." Drug wars, just across the Mexican border, have killed 60,000 people, twice the number in Syria's civil war. What about the Eurozone and gun control? Do the media provide all the ideas? Are the candidates trapped by partisan polarization?  We hear a range of opinions.

 

Credits

Guests:
John Fialka - ClimateWire, Shanto Iyengar - Stanford University, Greg Mitchell - The Nation - @GregMitch, Joshua Trevino - Texas Public Policy Foundation - @jstrevino, James Rainey - Variety - @raineytime

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Anna Scott, Caitlin Shamberg