In this episode Julie Walsh is joined by her friend, Dr. Jill Scheibler. The two put on their amateur pundit hats to discuss the 2020 Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
Jill is a community psychologist, a college professor and research coordinator, an art therapist, and the co-founder and Operations & Program Director of the nonprofit Make Studio, which empowers artists with disabilities to grow as professionals with visibility and voice in their communities.
Although not formally a student of political science, Politics-watching is Jill’s main hobby. She is an avid daily reader of news, she enjoys the political "horse race" but not at the expense of substance, and she knows all 50 states’ U.S. Senators by name if not sight. Jill identifies as a left-of-center/"pragmatic progressive" Democrat.
Julie and Jill’s conversation has been split into two parts. In this episode (Part 1), they cover our traditional expectations of political conventions, how those expectations (and the conventions themselves) had to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, what each party needed to achieve with its convention, who its target audiences were, and what the conventions said about where the parties are heading.
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