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WILL - Focus - June 28, 2012

The Candidate: What It Takes to Win—and Hold—the White House

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(Duration: 52:00)

Samuel L. Popkin, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Political Science Department, University of California, San Diego

Host: David Inge

In every presidential campaign there are two winners, the inevitable winner when it starts, and the inevitable winner when it ends. Sometimes, they are actually the same person. Our guest will be Samuel Popkin, professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. We’ll look at the dynamics of some recent campaigns … how challengers get to the White House, and how incumbents hold it. It’s all in his new book "The Candidate."

Categories: Politics

WILL - Focus - June 28, 2012

Visit Sunny Chernobyl and Other Adventures in the World’s Most Polluted Places

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(Duration: 55:01)

Andrew Blackwell, Journalist and Filmmaker

Host: David Inge

What’s your idea of the ideal travel destination? A pristine beach? A city with a cultural site on every corner? Writer Andrew Blackwell decided he would travel to the places nobody wants to visit, places where the air, soil and water were toxic. In the process, he takes eco-tourism into an entirely new place. Blackwell takes us on a tour of some of the world’s most polluted places. That’s the subject of his new book "Visit Sunny Chernobyl."

Categories: Environment, Travel