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Mephisto Radio Interviews ASL About Presidential Primaries

Radio Mephisto, the main student-run radio station for the University of Leipzig and with a listenership of approximately thirty-thousand people in Leipzig and the surrounding region, interviewed ASL live in studio today about the presidential primaries and what the results in New Hampshire mean for the future course of the election season.

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Leipziger Volkszeitung Interviews ASL on Presidential Primaries.

Senior Editor for International News at the Leipziger Volkszeitung, Dr. Anita Kecke, interviewed American Studies Leipzig about the results from the Iowa Caucus and what they mean for the future course of the presidential primaries. Crister Garrett noted that the results dramatically showed that in an overwhelmingly white and rural state like Iowa, voters are ready to vote for a black candidate like Barack Obama. In what was a stunning surprise to all observers, presidential candidate Hilary Clinton managed to get a majority of votes only among voters over sixty.

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Deutschlandfunk Interviews ASL about Presidential Primaries

German Public Radio (Deutschlandfunk) interviewed ASL live on 3 January 2008 for the morning news program and the reports on the primary elections taking place in Iowa, New Hampshire, and beyond. Questions included the importance of early primaries and caucuses for setting the tone and course of the presidential election, which candidates had the best chances, what a Democratic president could mean for international politics, and how the Republican party was trying to improve its chances for re-winning the White House.

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MDR Journal Interviews ASL About German-American Relations

The leading radio news program for central Germany, MDR Journal, interviewed American Studies Leipzig on 7 November 2007 about the impending visit of Chancellor Angela Merkel to the United States, and what the symbolism of a visit to the presidential ranch in Texas can mean for German-American relations.

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MDR Info Radio Interviews ASL

MDR Info Radio has interviewed American Studies Leipzig about the growing role of the internet in American politics, especially for the presidential election in 2007. Reporter Ralf Geissler spoke with Crister Garrett about how the internet can shape various aspects of elections, from funding, to message, to mobilizing grass roots.

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