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Regionally Speaking: Is there clear and present danger ahead for American Democracy?

Regionally Speaking Pierre Atlas September 20, 2022
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

The 2022 midterm elections could be the most consequential in years, possibly defying political history and resetting modern political norms. Just a few weeks away--- former President Donald Trump has been placed front and center in several campaigns around the country. But how will the how will the “Trump Effect’ Play Effect play out for America? In the past many have always said that politics are local…but are they really? Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson and Tom Maloney speak with Pierre Atlas, Ph.D, a political scientist and senior lecturer at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI to get his take on what the state of our democracy.

As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engage, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving of her time, talent and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership and her favorite quote is Leadership is service not position by Tim Fargo.
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