THIS WEEK IN PURPLE

EPISODE 5: Side of Spin with Your Nightly News? Broadcast Media & Partisanship, Special Guest: Dr. Dominik Stecula

Broadcast Media and Partisanship: Side of Spin with Your Nightly News

Show Notes, Sources and Transcript July 31, 2020 What the heck happened to broadcast news in recent decades? That is the burning question we ask of Dr. Dominik Stecula, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado State University and expert
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On This Day in Purple

August 5, 2020 On this Day in Purple, August 5, 1822, Edward Coles, an influential abolitionist, was elected Governor of Illinois, running on an antislavery platform and bemoaning “the extraordinary malevolence of party spirit.” Born to a wealthy patrician family
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Purple Principle Dr. Abigail Marsh

Heard from the Herd: Psychology and Partisanship, featuring Dr. Abigail Marsh, author of The Fear Factor; Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Georgetown University

Show Notes, Sources and Transcript July 23, 2020 Episode 4: Heard from the Herd: Psychology and Partisanship, featuring Dr. Abigail Marsh, author of The Fear Factor; Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Georgetown University.  Are we all getting a little too
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Episode 3: 40 Million Missing

America’s Independent Voters and Voices: The Forty Million Missing

Show Notes, Sources and Transcript July 9, 2020 By most measures, the US has over 40 million independent or unaffiliated voters representing a third or more of the electorate. Yet despite large and growing numbers, independents are often missing from
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Front Lines of Partisanship: Dr. Charles Wheelan, Unite America

Show Notes, Sources and Transcript June 19, 2020 In Episode 2, our guests include a former Republican speechwriter, a former centrist Democratic congressional candidate, a former Economist Magazine correspondent, a current Professor of Public Policy (Dartmouth College) and the founder
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Partisanship from All Angles: Priming with Purple

Show Notes, Sources and Transcript June 30, 2020 How did these United States get so thoroughly partisan? How do we get less partisan? Can independent-minded Americans help bridge the divide?  These questions lie behind this first and every episode of
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This Week in Purple

What is the Purple Principle? May 29, 2020 How does a country, the same country, with the same people, gradually but steadily become more partisan over a 50-year period?   What are the forces driving that trend in the USA today?
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In 1986, 34 Democratic and 29 Republican Senators signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act, creating a citizenship path for illegal immigrants while making it a Federal crime to employ illegal workers. The House also voted in favor, 238 to 173. The bill was signed into law on November 6, 1986. 

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In 1972, 17 Republican Senators joined 35 Democratic Senators to override the Nixon Administration veto of the Clean Water Act, a landmark piece of environmental legislation. The House override vote was 247 to 23, including 96 Republicans and 151 Democrats in the majority.

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