Category Archives: audio and video

debating the continued importance of institutions

Back in June, at the Boston Civic Media conference, I was part of a panel with Ethan Zuckerman, Director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, Christine Gaspar, director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy, and Doris Sommer, professor and Director of the … Continue reading

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the year the people took back politics: a vision for 2016

Below are my keynote remarks yesterday at … The video is here: I departed from the prepared text a fair amount in order to address the audience of civic innovators who had gathered in Austin. By the time I spoke, … Continue reading

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talking about lowering the voting age on Wisconsin Public Radio

On Wednesday, I was on the Kathleen Dunn show, which airs in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. The title of the segment was “Partisanship among the Generations,” and Jocelyn Kiley from the Pew Research Center talked about the interesting results of their recent … Continue reading

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talk at the Vermont League of Women Voters

Last Friday, I gave a talk on We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For at a Vermont League of Women Voters meeting. The talk itself was the latest iteration of my effort to summarize my book. The conversation that … Continue reading

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why don’t young Californians vote?

According to our colleagues at UC Davis, youth voter turnout in California in 2014 was just 8.2%. That meant that just 3.9% of the people who voted were under age 25, a proportion that is projected to decline as the … Continue reading

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on the radio, talking about civic education

On January 6, I joined the inimitable Arnie Arnesen on her New Hampshire-based Pacifica Radio show to discuss civic education. She thinks efforts to repress political participation are responsible for the marginal place of civics in our schools. The audio is … Continue reading

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author’s colloquium on We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For

As I prepare to take a 2-week winter break from blogging, I’ll post the video of me, Jane Mansbridge and Marshall Ganz of the Harvard Kennedy School, and Jenny Sazama, Director & Co-Founder of Youth on Board, talking about my … Continue reading

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talking about young voters of color

Here is the footage of WCVB-TV’s Karen Holmes Ward, UMass-Boston’s Erin O’Brien, and me, talking about young people in the 2014 election last Sunday. CIRCLE is the place to come for youth voting statistics tonight and tomorrow morning.     Bookmark on Delicious … Continue reading

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talking about the youth vote

(Orlando, FL) Here is the audio of an interview I enjoyed doing recently on BYU Radio. The conversation ranged pretty widely, but here are a few excerpts (from their writeup): Lack of engagement among young people is not entirely their … Continue reading

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opening Frontiers of Democracy 2014

Here is the very first session of Frontiers of Democracy 2014. I open the conference with a statement about the civic renewal movement and then the Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship & Public Service, Alan Solomont, … Continue reading

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