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The Check-In: Political Communication and Debates

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Since we last checked in, we've had the COVID-19 pandemic reach the very top of our American political establishment and the White House. And nevertheless, we are in election season. So the debates go on, and we're trying to talk to each other, debate each other and address the issue. 

So how is that going? It appears we need some help. So today we're checking in with an expert on political communication, discourse and debate. He's a Missourian and an MU professor. He'll break down some debate highlights from this election cycle and through the ages with us, and try to make sense of it all.

Later, we’ll hear from a local musician about her experiences the past few months and how music moves us forward. 

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Symonne Sparks sings "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Our guests: Mitchell McKinney, MU professor and political communications expert

Symonne Sparks, Columbia musician

Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.
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