Wednesday, August 09, 2006

'Street Talk' Returns

Our summer hiatus is about to conclude. The ever-popular STREET TALK will debut a new program August 16th. Hosted by Ron Davis and Executive Produced by Lost Chord's chief typist, STREET TALK is a public-affairs show featuring wide-ranging interviews with newsmakers and the people who cover them. Our Associate Producer is the Snarling Marmot.

The new episode will focus on the August 8th primary results and what we may expect for the November mid-term election. As Mr. Davis notes, "about 83 percent of Greene County voters decided not to go to the polls on Tuesday." What will it take to get more people to vote?

Those who did vote on Tuesday largely chose the status quo. What will that choice mean in November?

Ned Lamont beat incumbant Joe Lieberman in a closely watched Democratic primary in Connecticut. Some say bloggers are the reason. Were they? Can bloggers influence an election? What impact will Lamont's victory have on the McCaskill-Talent race?

STREET TALK airs at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday (new time!) on Mediacom Connections Channel 14 in Springfield and across 21 communities in 10 Ozarks counties. Rebroadcasts are at 10:30 p.m. Thursday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Podcasts of every episode are available on the STREET TALK web site.