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April 11, 2018 at 10:01 am

WOUB Interviews Burgess on Meaning of ‘Progressive Democrat’

Dr. Susan Burgess, portrait

Dr. Susan Burgess

Dr. Susan Burgess, Professor of Political Science, was among three people interviewed by WOUB’s Spectrum on “what it really means to be a ‘Progressive Democrat’ in 2018.

We hear from Dennis Kucinich who labels himself a progressive after a long and controversial life in politics. He was a young mayor of Cleveland, a U.S. Congressman, and ran for President twice in 2004 and 2008. He also, however, has served as a commentator and analyst on the conservative Fox News network.

We also hear from Dr. Susan Burgess, a professor of Political Science at Ohio University. A portion of her research has been in the evolution of political movements. She gives us some historical perspective.

And, finally we chat with Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, at the University of Virginia and author of The Bellwether – a book about Ohio’s critical Presidential voting history and its influence on Presidential politics.

Listen to the WOUB interview.


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