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This edition: Election 2008: An Obama Presidency - What's Ahead?

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 18, 2008.

Moderator Bob Liff and a panel of experts discuss the policy mandate of President-elect Barack Obama’s administration and the impact of the new voting alignments in the American political culture.  The panel also examines the current financial crisis and looks at the possible responses of an Obama administration.  A major focus of the discussion is the question of “post-conflict” politics and the ways in which President Obama will seek to build political coalitions among various stakeholders in order to govern effectively.

Guest List

Tchiyuka Cornelius Lead Political Organizer, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32-BJ

Prof. Richard Flanagan Political Science, College of Staten Island/CUNY

Erica González Editorial Board Writer, El Diario/La Prensa

Bob Liff Senior Vice President, George Arzt Communications

Frances Fox Piven Professor, The Graduate Center/CUNY