On Air
0:00
0:00
Open In Popup
MPR News

Do the debates matter to you?

Share story

A stage lined with podiums for a debate.
The debate stage is prepared for the upcoming Democratic Presidential Debate hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 19, 2019. - The debate is scheduled for November 20.
Saul Loeb | AFP via Getty Images

And then there were six.

It will be the smallest stage of candidates yet at Tuesday’s Democratic debate – the seventh overall, and the last to happen before the all-important Iowa caucuses. But are the debates making a difference? Are the candidates talking about what matters to you and your life experience?

Monday on MPR News with Kerri Miller, we talked about it with two political scientists.

Guests:

  • Philip Chen, assistant professor of political science at Beloit College in Wisconsin

  • Todd Shaw, professor of political science and African American studies at the University of South Carolina

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.

Subscribe to the MPR News with Kerri Miller podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts , Spotify or RSS