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Tuesday, January 06, 2004


NPR Debate today 2PM-4PM EST

posted by Aziz P. at Tuesday, January 06, 2004 permalink View blog reactions
Today, NPR will host an radio-only debate between the candidates, which you can hear live on your local public radio station. No word on whether Pacifica affiliates will also carry the feed, but you can also stream the audio from The page at the link above will be updated with more info shortly.

The debate will be moderated by Neal Conan, host of Talk of the Nation (the broadcast replaces the regularly scheduled TotN program on most NPR affiliates). The debate will also include selected questions emailed to, so if you have a good one, send it in!


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Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.