U.S. House candidates speak with WPSU in series of interviews to air in October

Matt Caracappa
October 03, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — WPSU will air a series of interviews featuring the Democratic and Republican candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives in three central Pennsylvania districts beginning Oct. 11.

Candidates will discuss several topics, including health care, climate change, trade, the political climate, the economy, the opioid epidemic, marijuana legalization and immigration. The interviews, which include candidates from the races within the WPSU coverage area, will air on WPSU-FM and WPSU-TV prior to the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Interviews will air for the:

  • 12th Congressional District: Marc Friedenberg (D), Tom Marino (R)
    • Oct. 17: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on WPSU-FM
    • Oct. 18: 8 p.m. on WPSU-TV
  • 13th Congressional District: Brent Ottaway (D)
    • Oct. 18: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on WPSU-FM
    • Oct. 25: 8 p.m. on WPSU-TV
  • 15th Congressional District: Susan Boser (D), Glenn Thompson (R)
    • Oct. 16: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on WPSU-FM
    • Oct. 11: 8 p.m. on WPSU-TV

John Joyce, Republican candidate for the 13th Congressional District, declined to be interviewed.

The candidate interviews will be available on the WPSU Vote’ 18 website after their airings.

WPSU also will air an interview with Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs, professor of public affairs, and director of the Franklin and Marshall College Poll at Franklin and Marshall College, following Ottaway’s interview on Oct. 18 on WPSU-FM. Madonna will discuss Pennsylvania politics, the outlook for the midterm elections, and the impact of redistricting.

The WPSU Vote ’18 website includes information on how to register to vote prior to the Oct. 9 deadline, election updates, a quiz to see which candidates share a person’s views, information on the new U.S. congressional district lines, where to find polling places, and how to contact local elected officials.

WPSU-TV serves 24 counties in central Pennsylvania and reaches 515,000 households, and WPSU-FM is accessible to more than 450,000 listeners in 13 counties. The public media station also includes WPSU Digital Studios, which offers original web series that explore science, arts and culture.

Visit the WPSU website for more information.

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Last Updated October 08, 2018