Despite the government bailout that helped save Michigan’s auto industry, the state is still recovering. Young voters there who are ready to enter the workforce are facing tough job prospects. We hear one student's story and the economic uncertainty that hovers over Michigan in this report from Michigan State University student Anthony Sabella for our Washington Week Voice of the Voters feature.
How will Arizona’s February 28th primary affect the close race to the GOP nomination between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum? In our Political Landscape feature, Michael Chihak of Arizona Public Media looks at the contest between the two front runners, and explores what key issues dominate the political dialogue in Arizona.
With Maine's GOP Caucus winding up, how are people getting their information to judge the candidates? Washington Week partnered with the University of Maine to find out. Student reporter Kylie Keene looks at how voters get their news and the generational difference in the age of new media. Plus, the issues that are important in this presidential election year to voters in Maine.
Washington Week partnered with Colorado Mesa University ahead of the Colorado caucus to find out what issues young voters are focusing on as they evaluate the candidates hoping to become president. Student Tess Matsukawa reports.
Could Colorado be a game-changer in the GOP race for the White House? Colorado State of Mind host Cynthia Hessin explains how the Republican candidates courting voters around the state. Video done in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS.
Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the country and a high rate of foreclosures. How is this affecting the youth vote heading into the upcoming GOP Caucus? Washington Week partnered with the University of Nevada, Reno to find out what problems students think should be at the forefront and what issues are unique to Nevada. Student Rebecca Kitchen reports.
Getting a job in an uncertain economy---that's the number one concern of young voters in the run-up to the Florida GOP Primary. Washington Week partnered with the University of Central Florida to hear student perspectives on the 2012 Election. Details from student journalists Lindsey Taylor & Shannon Garlin as our Washington Week Student Voices feature heads to the Sunshine state.
What issues are voters talking about this election season? Washington week partnered with University of South Carolina journalism students Jenni Knight and Alex Heaton to see what issues are most important to student voters in Columbia, SC.
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.