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The Democratic National Convention


The latest on the Race for the White House and news from the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.  We'll look back at the speakers making headlines, and preview what Hillary Clinton will say in her acceptance speech.

Guests:  Ron Schmidt, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Maine. He author of This Is the City: Making Model Citizens in Los Angeles (University of Minnesota Press, 2005).

Amy Fried, Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine. She has published two books, Muffled Echoes: Oliver North and the Politics of Public Opinion(Columbia University Press, 1997) and Pathways to Polling: Crisis, Cooperation, and the Making of Public Opinion Professions (Routledge Press, 2012).  Fried writes a biweekly column and an intermittent blog (Pollways) for the Bangor Daily News.

John Martin, Represents District 151 in the Maine House of Representatives.  The Aroostook Democrat was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1964. Now in his 20th non-consecutive term in the House, Martin served 10 terms as speaker. He has also served four terms in the Senate. He is also an assistant professor of political science and government at the University of Maine at Fort Kent

Jeanne Cummings, political reporter, Wall Street Journal

Keith grew up in Thomaston, Maine, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1982, majoring in philosophy. He began his career in commercial broadcasting in Portland, before moving to Maine Public in 1989. Keith has taken on a number of roles at Maine Public and is the primary editor of Maine news and feature stories aired on Maine Public Radio, and TV news specials including election debates and the annual live State of the State address. Keith is the host and producer of the weekly political roundtable Across the Aisle and on occasion takes the host chair for the daily call-in news program Maine Calling.