Beyond the Spin

Beyond the Spin brings together community radio journalists from across the nation in on-air conversations on topics that are important to all of us, from the elections to education to the environment. Beyond the Spin is more than a talking-head roundtable discussion – it actually links and interweaves the stories and voices of the diverse cultures that comprise our national landscape. We go beyond the headlines, beyond the horse race, and beyond the spin, to get to the heart of the issues that have the most impact on all of our lives. Beyond the Spin features the interests and opinions of communities that are often left out of the national discourse.

November 9, 2012

Beyond the Spin: 2012 Election Results

November 8, 2012 - Hour 1 - It's time for another episode of Beyond the Spin. On Beyond the Spin today, we take a look at the results of Tuesday's election, covering not just the Presidential election but also significant state and local races and referendums around the country.
November 1, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Fracking in Longmont, Colorado

November 1, 2012 – Hour 2 - Beyond the Spin discusses a campaign to defeat a citizen-led ballot measure that would ban hydraulic fracturing or fracking within city limits. With Election Day coming up Tuesday, and early voting already underway, we'll also speak with community radio journalists from around the country.
October 29, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Ballot Referendums & Election Issues

October 29, 2012 - Hour 1 - Listen to our latest segment of Beyond the Spin, our weekly national news round table! This week we take a look at a number of ballot referendums and election issues around the country.
October 18, 2012

Beyond the Spin: 2012 Presidential Debate

October 18, 2012 – Hour 1 - Today we share another episode of Beyond the Spin, a weekly show bringing community radio journalists from around the United States together to discuss the issues that are important to our communities during the 2012 election season.
October 11, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Election Issues

October 11, 2012 - Hour 1 - This week on Beyond the Spin, with the 2012 presidential election less than one month away, we'll be discussing election issues including the exclusion of 3rd party candidates from the debates, the ongoing legal battles over voter ID laws in states around the country, and what the recent news about dropping unemployment in the US could mean for the election.
October 4, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Analyze the First Presidential Debate of 2012

October 4, 2012 - Hour 1 - On this episode of Beyond The Spin, we analyze the first presidential debate that took place last night in Colorado. We are joined by Michael Chmielewski, Arnold Prehn, Heather Niday, Karen Brown and Elizabeth DiNovella.
September 27, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Presidential Candidate Forum & Laws Blocking Hispanic Voters

September 27, 2012 - Hour 1 - This week on Beyond the Spin, we discuss the recent Presidential candidate forum hosted by Univision, as well as a study showing new voting laws may block up to 10 million Hispanic voters from the polls in November, with a panel of Latino public radio journalists from around the United States.
September 26, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Romney’s 47%, Honesty in Politics & More

September 26, 2012 - Hour 2 - They all will join us for a discussion on the meaning of Romney's 47% commentaries, honesty in politics, and why folks of color are behind Obama.
September 12, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Local Perspectives

September 13, 2012 - Hour 1 - Beyond the Spin this week will include a range of local perspectives from around the country on different issues relating to the 2012 elections.  Our guests give us a sense of how the United States is constantly changing through the lens of political and social shifts in their communities.  We'll hear about a Congressional swing district in a diverse region of west Texas, the economic reality in poor communities from the deep south to California, growing conservatism in Minnesota, and more.
September 6, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Democratic National Convention

September 6, 2012 - Hour 1 - If you're interested in finding out what regular people from across the country are saying about the Democratic National Convention, tune in for our latest segment of Beyond the Spin!
August 29, 2012

Beyond the Spin: 2012 Republican National Convention

August 30, 2012 - Hour 1 - This week on Beyond the Spin, we'll hear perspectives on the 2012 Republican National Convention as it is taking place, both from reporters inside of the convention and outside observers.
August 23, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Presidential Candidates on the Issue of Poverty

August 23, 2012 - Segment 1 - On Beyond the Spin, our new weekly series on the 2012 elections, we discuss how Presidential candidates are, or aren’t, addressing the issue of poverty, and why it matters.
August 16, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Voter ID Laws

August 16, 2012 - Hour 1 - This week, we focus on state Voter ID laws that have led to legal challenges and raised concerns about voter disenfranchisement, featuring interviews from Arizona, Pennsylvania, California, Wisconsin, and Alabama.
August 9, 2012

Beyond the Spin: Influence of Money on Elections & Politics

August 9, 2012 - Segment 1 - This week, we’ll be talking about the influence of money on the 2012 elections, and American politics in general, today.