Happy Labor Day from your friendly neighboorhood producer. This weekend we present our first Election Special, a pre-produced epsidoe taking a (mostly) Trump-free look at some of the deeper issues raised by this year's presidential campaign. Once again I thought I'd offer a behind-the-scenes look (and listen) into the show's production.
What is it
In this re-broadcast of our special episode from the lead-up to the 2016 election, John and Ken look beyond the horse races at some of the bigger questions raised by our electoral process.
• Do we always have a duty to vote? with Stanford political scientist Emilee Chapman
• Can our democracy survive the amount of money in politics? with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich
• How do we justify the two-party system? with Elaine Kamarck from the Brookings Institution.