Janesville WI After GM; And a Discussion of Last Night's DNC

09/06/12 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk about last night’s session of the Democratic National Convention…..We’ll also talk with a reporter who is looking at the impact of the closing of the Janesville, Wisconsin auto plant. It’s become an issue in the race for President. But first- two listener comments about yesterday’s program on which we discussed the opening night of the DNC…..


Tampa Bay Times reporter Michael Kruse is in Janesville, Wisconsin- the site of a former GM plant that has taken center stage in the debate over the Presidency and jobs. Janesville is the hometown of VP candidate Paul Ryan where the GM plant closed in December 2008. The plant closing has become a flashpoint in the continuing debate over truthfulness in the campaign. Kruse is writing a story for this Sunday's Tampa Bay Times about the aftermath of the plant closing and he joins us now.

Next up we'll listen to some sound from last night's Democratic National Convention. First from Elizabeth Warren who is running for a US Senate seat in Massachussetts. And we'll hear from Sister Simone Campbell with the group Nuns on the Bus, former President Bill Clinton, and Palm Beach County Democratic Party Chairman Mark Alan Siegel. Then we'll take your phone calls.

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