Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Voices of Young Voters

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Young voters turned out in huge numbers four years ago, helping to propel Barack Obama to victory. But this year, polls show that America's youth are less motivated and enthusiastic. What local, state and national issues matter most to young voters in this election? For the past several months, KQED has been talking to college students at Bay Area campuses. We'll hear their voices and talk to experts about the youth vote.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Jason Johnson, professor of political science and communications at Hiram College
  • Lisa Garcia Bedolla, professor of education at UC Berkeley; her books include "Latino Politics" and "Mobilizing Inclusion: Transforming the Electorate through Get-Out-the-Vote Campaigns"
  • Sam Patton, with the League of Young Voters
  • Thomas Moyer, vice president of the San Francisco Young Republicans, California State Republican delegate, blogger and author of the "Conservative Survival Guide to San Francisco"

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