The last couple of weeks, NCPR has slowly been gearing up to tackle the big story of the 2012 political season.
We’re working on the tools and strategies that will help us gather and pass along the best possible information about the campaigns and the issues.
Be sure to bookmark our Election 2012 page, which will be evolving pretty quickly in the days and weeks ahead, with info about local, state and national races.
If you go there now, you’ll find Tasha Haverty’s fascinating interview with Don Hassig, the NY-21 Green Party candidate. You’ll find the latest on the political shake-up in Saratoga County.
And you’ll find NPR’s latest take on the Obama-Romney contest.
But things will be expanding rapidly, with candidate and issue information to help you cast an informed vote, and a lot of deeper, more technical information for folks interested in the nut-and-bolts of the election season.
Then, beginning on July 30th we’ll begin our 100 Day Sprint special, with daily updates on the campaigns, the debates, and more.
For non-political junkies we’ll make sure to keep a lot of other issues alive in the In Box. But if you love the sound and fury of democracy, this will be a good place for meaningful information and conversation.
Finally, I want to encourage you to chime in with requests: What specific stories or data sets would you like to see? Are there features or interviews that you think would add to the conversation?
We’ve heard loud and clear that people want more than the “horse race” stuff and we’ll work hard to deliver a lot of depth. Help us out by throwing out topics or questions you think we should tackle.
Again, bookmark us here now as we dive into the crucible of Election 2012. Then you’ll be part of the conversation right up to the day you walk into the ballot booth.
In addition to bookmarking us, and putting us on your election