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Thursday, April 24th, 2008

I’m joining the roster of contributors to NPR Sunday Soapbox, a political blog from the folks at Weekend Edition Sunday. I’ll be vlogging, naturally, about the state of our voting system. Click the screen grab below to check out Sunday Soapbox.


Here’s more info about Weekend Edition Sunday and Sunday Soapbox from NPR:

Given that we are in an election season, Sunday Soapbox focuses on issues, the candidates and the role of the Web in the 2008 election. From YouTube to Facebook, blogging to text messaging, we’ll talk about how campaigns and voters are embracing new technologies, and how the Web has forever changed the way citizens engage in politics. Political podcasters and bloggers Faye Anderson, Mindy Finn, Joshua Levy and Jacob Soboroff lead our discussions. You will also see WESUN staff members Davar Ardalan, Jenni Bergal, Liane Hansen and Ned Wharton blogging as well.

What is Weekend Edition Sunday?
Weekend Edition Sunday features in-depth news, culture and arts interviews and features. Liane has hosted the radio show for 19 years and has interviewed everyone from weapons inspector David Kay to musician Gary Louris. Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr and Puzzlemaster Will Shortz have been with the program for more than 20 years. Weekend Edition Sunday is heard on nearly 600 NPR stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR Worldwide.

Who does the podcasts and blogging?
Currently, Faye Anderson, Mindy Finn, Joshua Levy and Jacob Soboroff. WESUN Staffers Davar Ardalan, Jenni Bergal, Liane Hansen and Ned Wharton also will blog.

How often do you post new entries to the podcast and blog?
We post at least once a day, Wednesday through Sunday and our podcasters blog regularly and post their podcasts several times a month.

Are the podcasts available in the NPR Podcast Directory or on iTunes?
No. At the moment Sunday Soapbox podcasts are only available for download directly from the blog.

Who can comment?

Do I need to sign up to be eligible to post comments?
Not at the moment.

Can I only comment about the blog?
Comments should be on topic for each blog or podcast post.

Do you have rules about what can or cannot be said in the comments?
Yes, we do. Please see our guidelines for commenting.

What if I have a question or comment about Weekend Edition Sunday, but it’s something not related to Sunday Soapbox?
For WESUN questions not related to the topics discussed on this blog, please use NPR’s “Contact Us” form and select Weekend Edition Sunday.

Will blog comments be read on the air?
It’s possible — all public comments are fair game for air. If you’d like your comment to be kept private, send it to us via the “Contact Us” form and specify it’s not for air.

Can I link to Sunday Soapbox?

Will you link to my blog?
Probably not, unless it’s related to something we’re doing on the show.

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Why Tuesday? is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2005 to find solutions to increase voter turnout and participation in elections... More

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Recent Comments

Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

Posted by John on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

Posted by Patrick on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

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