THE RIGHT FREQUENCY THE STORY OF THE TALK GIANTS WHO SHOOK UP THE POLITICAL AND MEDIA ESTABLISHMENT

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The Right Frequency

Author : Fred Lucas
ISBN : 193390917X
Genre : Political Science
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Explores the history of talk radio as a vehicle for encouraging debate and promoting political agendas, and analyzes the dominance of conservative talk radio following the 1987 elimination of the Fairness Doctrine.
Category: Political Science

Asymmetric Politics

Author : Matt Grossmann
ISBN : 9780190626617
Genre : Political Science
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Why do Republican politicians promise to rein in government, only to face repeated rebellions from Republican voters and media critics for betraying their principles? Why do Democratic politicians propose an array of different policies to match the diversity of their supporters, only to become mired in stark demographic divisions over issue priorities? In short, why do the two parties act so differently-whether in the electorate, on the campaign trail, or in public office? Asymmetric Politics offers a comprehensive explanation: The Republican Party is the vehicle of an ideological movement while the Democratic Party is a coalition of social groups. Republican leaders prize conservatism and attract support by pledging loyalty to broad values. Democratic leaders instead seek concrete government action, appealing to voters' group identities and interests by endorsing specific policies. This fresh and comprehensive investigation reveals how Democrats and Republicans think differently about politics, rely on distinct sources of information, argue past one another, and pursue divergent goals in government. It provides a rigorous new understanding of contemporary polarization and governing dysfunction while demonstrating how longstanding features of American politics and public policy reflect our asymmetric party system.
Category: Political Science

Radio After The Golden Age

Author : Jim Cox
ISBN : 9780786474349
Genre : Performing Arts
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What became of radio after its Golden Age ended about 1960? Not long ago Arbitron found that almost 93 percent of Americans age 12 and older are regular radio listeners, a higher percentage than those turning to television, magazines, newspapers, or the Internet. But the sounds they hear now barely resemble those of radio's heyday when it had little competition as a mass entertainment and information source. Much has transpired in the past fifty-plus years: a proliferation of disc jockeys, narrowcasting, the FM band, satellites, automation, talk, ethnicity, media empires, Internet streaming and gadgets galore Deregulation, payola, HD radio, pirate radio, the fall of transcontinental networks, the rise of local stations, conglomerate ownership, and radio's future landscape are examined in detail. Radio has lost a bit of influence yet it continues to inspire stunning innovations.
Category: Performing Arts

Talking Book Topics

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ISBN : OSU:32435087127973
Genre : Talking books
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Tainted By Suspicion

Author : Fred Lucas
ISBN : 1941071406
Genre : Political Science
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The almost-presidencies of Aaron Burr or Al Gore would have created a different world.Four presidential elections were not decided on election day, but were rather decided by another branch of government. And in three cases, large segments of Americans viewed the president as illegitimately selected rather than legitimately elected.The infant nation could have been ripped apart in 1800, when the election that began between Adams and Jefferson turned into the Jefferson and Burr.The old order maintained its final grasp on power against Jacksonian democracy in 1824.Barely a decade after recovering from the bloody Civil War, the country nearly went to war again over the 1876 contest.And 2000 saw the Supreme Court essentially decide a deadlocked presidential race.Tainted by Suspicion provides a White House correspondent's perspective of contested elections, taking a more reportorial than historical viewpoint, including interviews with leading experts and politicos about the lasting consequences of controversial electoral history.These experts give the reader insight into what-if scenarios, if the elections turned out differently, as they so easily could have.
Category: Political Science

Ebony

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.
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