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The Wheelhouse: How Bernie Became Bernie

Paul Morigi
Brookings Institute
In an October Quinnipiac University poll, Sen. Bernie Sanders had 29 percent of Democrats' support in a primary without Joe Biden.

In a special edition of our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse, we are joined by reporters from Vermont Public Radio to discuss their new radio documentary Becoming Bernie, which will air on WNPR. We discuss the rise of Bernie Sanders and how the Democratic party is responding to his popularity in the 2016 race for president.


  • Colin McEnroe - Host of The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR
  • John Dillon - News director at Vermont Public Radio
  • Bob Kinzel - Senior reporter at Vermont Public Radio
  • Leah Wright Rigueur - Assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University, author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

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John Dankosky and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.