Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 260 , Segment 1
Episode: Going Independent, Breast Cancer, Asian American Paradox
- Mar 24, 2016 9:00 pm
- 15:43 mins
Guest: Larry Pressler, Former Senator from South Dakota and Member of The Centrist Project Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke to about 200 Congressional interns yesterday. He called for a return to civility in political discourse, without naming anyone specifically. But we all know what he was getting at. And then he urged that room full of fresh, young, idealistic citizens not to lose hope in the system. Voter turnout in the US is lower than most other developed countries. A growing number of us identify as “independent” – which generally translates to being disenchanted with Republicans and Democrats and a lot less likely to vote at all.