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Your Vote 2012: The Social Climate

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  • Your Vote 2012: The Social Climate

    Amid fevered debate about the legalization of Gay Marriage; the existence of a "post-racial" American society; and the future of the Death Penalty; this program will seek to frame the election through the prism of changing societal attitudes. Field-reported from Iowa, where gay marriage was legalized in April 2009, the program will examine the impact of President Obama's shift on the issue on voting patterns in an important battleground state. In a state where the death penalty is no longer on-the-books, are Crime and Punishment important battleground issues? And in a predominantly "white" state, how are America's massive demographic changes (more Latinos now being born daily than whites) playing out on the hustings? [26 minutes]

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