Does America Need A Third Party?

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Does America Need A Third Party?

At the United States’ founding, the Federalists and Democratic-Republicans were the first political parties, eventually evolving into the Democratic and Republican parties we know today. While a two-party system has been the standard, third parties have occasionally challenged this status quo but have often failed to gain significant traction. Now, groups like No Labels call for third-party “unity tickets” to be added to 2024 presidential election ballots. Those who support third parties say that the two-party system breeds polarized partisanship and hinders governance, while a third party would create non-partisan solutions and be more representative of a wider range of ideologies. Those in opposition say adding a third party encourages vote-splitting, lowering the threshold of votes necessary for unpopular candidates to win, and that the current system fosters stability, simplifies voting decisions, and encourages broad-based, moderate policies.

Arguing Yes: Andrew Yang, Founder of the Forward Party, Former Presidential Candidate

Arguing No: Daniel DiSalvo, Senior Fellow at Manhattan Institute; Political Science Professor at City College of New York–CUNY

Emmy award-winning journalist John Donvan moderates

Fall into the Sound Beat

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Fall into the Sound Beat

Sound Beat has grown steadily to become one of Public Radio’s most popular daily features    A free, daily, 90 second feature, Sound Beat highlights the holdings of the Syracuse University Libraries’ Belfer Audio Archive, one of the largest sound archives in the United States.    

Like a trip through the history of recorded sound, Sound Beat episodes feature rare and unique recordings from the Archive, and entertaining backstorys detailing their place in recording history. 

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The Mainstream with Brett Maybee

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The Mainstream with Brett Maybee

As a replacement for the beloved “UnderCurrents,” host Brett Maybee (Seneca) curates a three-hour daily program that explores the best recorded music of yesterday and today for an AAA audience.

Safe enough to play at work, but daring enough to never get bored, producer and host Brett Maybee (Seneca) draws upon his love of all music to create the very best listening experience, 7 days a week.

The Mainstream with Brett Maybee is available via Content Depot and Download
3 hours a day, 7 days a week
Play 1 hour, all, or any in between

The Best of Broadway and Hollywood

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The Best of Broadway and Hollywood

Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical 

Public Radio’s Most Popular and Longest Running Broadway and Hollywood Musical Program

Since 1998, Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical has been presenting the best of Broadway and Hollywood, from the early 20th century to current hits: from Gershwin, Berlin and Rodgers & Hammerstein to Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The best of Broadway and Hollywood music including rarely heard recordings.

“Bill Rudman brings musical theater history to life with charm, wit, insight, warmth, convivial chat and a wealth of knowledge”.

Entertaining and insightful backstage stories, anecdotes, and historical perspectives from Host and Producer Bill Rudman, a nationally recognized authority on musical theatre.

 “I don’t know which I prefer: the music or your informative and entertaining commentary. BOTH are excellent!”

Exclusive archival interviews with, and in-depth interviews with of  such acclaimed artists as lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me), composer John Kander (Cabaret and Chicago) and singers Mandy Patinkin and the late Barbara Cook, and many more!

“Bill’s in-depth interviews with all manner of artists provide a permanent, irreplaceable archive.”

Cost: FREE

Length: 56:50

Available: PRX Automated Delivery, Downloads