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Why Tuesday? On Pacifica Radio

Thursday, February 7th, 2008


Monday I was on the debut episode of Election Unspun, a brand new 8-minute nationwide radio program created by the community radio network Pacifica in partnership with a group called Free Speech Radio News. I spoke with Leigh Ann Caldwell, who we first met on the trail in Iowa when we showed up to the Des Moines Register presidential debates by horse and buggy.

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