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America Amplified: Post-Super Tuesday Special

It happens every four years: the national media swoop into Super Tuesday states, cover the horse race, and move on — leaving behind voters with a lot left to say about the issues that matter most in their lives. But the conversation doesn't have to end there.

On Wednesday, March 4, join us for an America Amplified special from the New England News Collaborative.

We talk to voters in Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts to learn what’s on their minds during this important election year.

And we want to hear from you:

  1. What most concerns you about your community or the country in the coming year?
  2. What do you want people to understand about your community or your life?
  3. What issues are motivating you to vote this year?
  4. If you're not voting, what keeps you from going to the polls?


Send your comments on the above and other questions you have about this year's election issues on Twitter @NEPRnet, @VPRnet or @mainepublic, or by email to AmericaAmplified@nepr.net. You can also record a voicemail response by calling 207-370-3487.

Hosts:

  • John Dankosky, engagement editor, America Amplified
  • Jane Lindholm, host, Vermont Edition
  • Jennifer Rooks, public affairs host, Maine Calling

Coordinating producer:

  • Lydia Brown, managing producer, Vermont Edition


Production assistance:

Chris Albertine, Joe Amon, Fred Bever, Heather Brandon, Karen Brown, Andrew Catalina, Nancy Cohen, Vanessa de la Torre, Chuck Dube, Cindy Han, AJ Higgins, Sam Hudzik, Jill Kaufman, John Keimel, Caroline Losneck, Scott MacCullum, Victor Marcial, Kari Njiiri, Bart Rankin, Elodie Reed, Jake Rusnock, Willis Ryder Arnold, Keith Shortall, Jonathan Smith, Jessica Ticktin, Julianne Varacchi and Howard Weiss-Tisman.

Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, 70, of Hartford, Vermont, watches the vote on Super Tuesday at the Hartford High School on March 03, 2020 in White River Junction, Vermont.
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Rep. Kevin "Coach" Christie, 70, of Hartford, Vermont, watches the vote on Super Tuesday at the Hartford High School on March 03, 2020 in White River Junction, Vermont.
Jonathan Alvin, 26, of White River Junction, Vermont, at center, is in line to vote at the Hartford High School on March 3, 2020, in White River Junction.
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Jonathan Alvin, 26, of White River Junction, Vermont, at center, is in line to vote at the Hartford High School on March 3, 2020, in White River Junction.
Voters at the Hartford High School on March 3, 2020, in White River Junction, Vermont.
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Voters at the Hartford High School on March 3, 2020, in White River Junction, Vermont.
Courtney Enos-Robertson is watched by her daughter Oswin, 4 (or "Winnie" as she is  called), as she votes on Super Tuesday at the Kittery Community Center on March 3, 2020, in Kittery, Maine.
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Courtney Enos-Robertson is watched by her daughter Oswin, 4 (or "Winnie" as she is called), as she votes on Super Tuesday at the Kittery Community Center on March 3, 2020, in Kittery, Maine.
Patti Ayer, at left, and her husband Dave Ayer of Kittery, Maine, are first in line to vote at the Kittery Community Center on March 3, 2020.
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Patti Ayer, at left, and her husband Dave Ayer of Kittery, Maine, are first in line to vote at the Kittery Community Center on March 3, 2020.
Ed Callahan of Kittery, Maine, is a local poet, talking with friends before going to vote at the Kittery Community Center on March 3, 2020.
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Ed Callahan of Kittery, Maine, is a local poet, talking with friends before going to vote at the Kittery Community Center on March 3, 2020.
Khayyam Mahdi, 59, is an entrepreneur and barber, and voted in Holyoke, Mass., for Elizabeth Warren. He said he believes in "raising wages so men and women are paid equally, addressing the historical toxic residues of racism."
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Khayyam Mahdi, 59, is an entrepreneur and barber, and voted in Holyoke, Mass., for Elizabeth Warren. He said he believes in "raising wages so men and women are paid equally, addressing the historical toxic residues of racism."
Kathleen Keating is an 89-year-old nun. She said the gap between rich and poor was a big issue for her when she voted in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
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Kathleen Keating is an 89-year-old nun. She said the gap between rich and poor was a big issue for her when she voted in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Christine MacCune, 20, at left, is a UMass Amherst student who works with Springfield resident Zulmalee Rivera, 42, at right, pictured in Springfield. They both voted for Bernie Sanders. MacCune said Sanders "stands for the public."
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Christine MacCune, 20, at left, is a UMass Amherst student who works with Springfield resident Zulmalee Rivera, 42, at right, pictured in Springfield. They both voted for Bernie Sanders. MacCune said Sanders "stands for the public."
Veteran Eugene Linnehan, 86, at right, voted in Springfield, Mass., for Joe Biden. "I like his attitude," he said. "If he's right, he's right. If he's wrong, he's wrong, and he admits it." He's pictured with his daughter-in-law, Joan Linnehan.
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Veteran Eugene Linnehan, 86, at right, voted in Springfield, Mass., for Joe Biden. "I like his attitude," he said. "If he's right, he's right. If he's wrong, he's wrong, and he admits it." He's pictured with his daughter-in-law, Joan Linnehan.
Man Tamang, 84, at left, with her son Dil, 47, in West Springfield, Mass. Dil has two sons and voted for Bernie Sanders because he might decrease student debt. The Tamangs spent 22 years in a refugee camp in Nepal before coming to the U.S. a decade ago.
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Man Tamang, 84, at left, with her son Dil, 47, in West Springfield, Mass. Dil has two sons and voted for Bernie Sanders because he might decrease student debt. The Tamangs spent 22 years in a refugee camp in Nepal before coming to the U.S. a decade ago.
Joanna and Doug Riddell of New Salem, Mass., voted for Mike Bloomberg. Joanna likes him for his tone. "We don't need more hate. We need more getting together," she said. "Right now, everybody is apart."
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Joanna and Doug Riddell of New Salem, Mass., voted for Mike Bloomberg. Joanna likes him for his tone. "We don't need more hate. We need more getting together," she said. "Right now, everybody is apart."

Copyright 2020 New England Public Media

John Dankosky
John is Executive Editor of the New England News Collaborative, an eight-station consortium of public media newsrooms. He is also the host of NEXT, a weekly program about New England, and appears weekly on The Wheelhouse, WNPR's news roundtable program.

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