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Host Dave Davies examines issues in regional politics through feature length reporting, lively conversation, transitional elements and crowd-sourced content with a revolving round table of reporters, writers and commentators.
  • November 6, 2012 |  Beyond the Ballot

    Beyond the Ballot

    It’s been an incredibly intense election season, and just about the only thing that coud make it any weirder would be if a week before the election th...
  • November 5, 2012 |  Beyond the Ballot

    Getting young professionals involved in local politics

    In the past decade, 20- and 30-somethings have come to Philadelphia in droves, helping to breathe vitality into a city that had been shrinking. But ma...
  • November 5, 2012 |  Beyond the Ballot

    What make's U.S. elections so fascinating to the Brits? 'It's the hairspray!'

    There's something about an American election that is rip-roaringly exciting to the British observer. I first became fixated on politics in the he...
  • November 5, 2012 |  Beyond the Ballot

    Fear and loathing in the 2012 election

    I'll have the last word in the show – and today's was sparked by the reaction to a blog post I wrote about what I thought was a clever onlin...
  • November 6, 2012 |  That's History

    Election day and the rituals of democracy

    Are you going to vote today? I'm not.Instead, I voted several weeks ago. So have millions of other Americans, via absentee ballots. That’s changi...
  • November 7, 2012 |  Beyond the Ballot

    Are voter intimidation and fraud a serious problem in Philadelphia?

    Charges of voter fraud and intimidation seem par for the course in any big Philly election. Yesterday our reporters criss crossed the city, reporting ...
  • November 9, 2012

    A look at the electoral college

    There is one aspect of American elections that's a subject of an enduring debate – the electoral college. In the 2000 election, the presidential ...
  • November 5, 2012 |  Beyond the Ballot

    How Dick Polman got his political groove

    In a recent conversation WHYY producer Elisabeth Perez-Luna asked Dick Polman how did his passion for all things political started.Here's what he...
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