articles tagged "Election 2012"

Presidential Election Night 2012 -Fund Basic Science!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 | Radio Astronomy
Funding basic science is critical for the USA's future leadership in innovation. Image Credit NASA

Voters head to the polls tonight to decide the next president of the United States. What will their choice mean for basic science funding in the future? more »

Upcoming Debates

Thursday, 11 October 2012 | Molly Stentz

In the coming weeks, Democracy Now! will air a number of special programs leading up to the November 6 election. Mark your calendars. All shows will be broadcast by Free Speech TV & Link TV and livestreamed at   Friday, October 12. 4:30-5:30PM on 89.9FM. The Democracy Now “Expanding the Debate” series continues when they air highlights from the “official” vice presidential debate with Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, then pause to get responses from Green Party vice presidential nominee Cheri Honkala and Justice Party vice presidential nominee Luis Rodriguez.   Tuesday, October 16. 7–10PM Central on Live broadcast from Hofstra University, the site of the second presidential debate. From 7–8 p.m., Democracy Now will host a community roundtable with several guests from Long Island. From 8–9:30 p.m., they will air the full, uninterrupted debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. From 9:30–10 p.m. they will air post-debate analysis.   Wednesday, October 17. 1-2PM Central on 89.9FM: Democracy Now’s “Expanding the Debate” series continues with highlights from the second presidential debate. Green Party nominee Jill Stein and Justice Party nominee Rocky Anderson will join us live on the show to offer responses to the same questions asked to President Obama and Mitt Romney. [Democracy Now has extended an invitation to Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson.]   Monday, October 22. Time TBA: Democracy Now will continue our “Expanding the Debate” series with a live broadcast during the third presidential debate with real-time responses from Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and Justice Party nominee Rocky Anderson. [Democracy Now has extended an invitation to Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson.]   Tuesday, November 6. 6 p.m–12 midnight Central: Election Night Special hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan González. The program will include live coverage of the results as the polls close, on-the-ground reports from across the country, reactions from across the globe, and running in-depth analysis and commentary from a wide range of guests more »

What’s the Fuss about Big Bird?

Thursday, 11 October 2012 | Molly Stentz
Big Bird

Projected US Budget (FY 2013) : $3.8 trillion Projected FY 2013 deficit: $1.3 trillion Projected federal spending on public broadcasting (FY 2013) : $444 million % of federal budget devoted to public media: .01% (one one-hundredth of one percent) That’s less than $2 per year from each American.   more »

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