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Farm Bill and Drought Mean Campaigns Woo Heartland Hard

Monday, August 20, 2012

Political scientists and agricultural economist say this is the most attention they’ve seen farmers get in decades.

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That's My Issue: Leaving Kids Behind

Monday, August 20, 2012

I bonded with an angry fourth grader on a school field trip. Imperceptibly to me at the time a seed was planted that sprouted and grew into the ethos of my career.

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That's My Issue: People Have Become Obsolete

Friday, August 17, 2012

I’ve recently wondered if that hotel still has an elevator operator.

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That's My Issue: Ending Rape

Friday, August 17, 2012

This woman’s story became the springboard for what has become my life’s work: documenting and sharing stories of sexualized violence in conflict.

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Map: The Biggest Presidential Campaign Donors in NYC

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Which New Yorkers have contributed the most money to the 2012 presidential race, and where are they?

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Online Voter Registration Creeps Into New York

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New York just became the 11th state to allow online voter registration.

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That's My Issue: Abortion Rights

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I’ve always been pro-choice, but never thought I’d have to make the choice myself. My family would disown me if they knew.

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That's My Issue: the Criminal Justice System

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I saw the flashing lights of the police car turn on, but no siren. The moment that four of five more police cars screeched up, our criminal justice system became my issue.

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That's My Issue: Fixing Insurance

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Two guys, the same illness, the same treatment - two very different results.

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That's My Issue: Foster Care

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I was a foster kid... temporarily, I guess that's when it became my issue.

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AG Schneiderman Looks to Force Big Donor Disclosure

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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The attorney general believes a section New York charities law enables him to regulate any group that collects more than $25,000 from New York state donors.

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That's My Issue: Paul Ryan's Life-Changing Moment

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

That's My Issue is WNYC's project to gather stories of how your life experience has shaped your politics. Ryan Lizza's recent New Yorker profile of Congressman Paul Ryan - now Mitt Romney's GOP running mate - contains a classic "That's My Issue" moment. Here's the story of how the sudden death of Ryan's father shaped him.

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That's My Issue: Record Your Story

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

That's My Issue is gathering stories of how life experience has shaped your politics. You can create a custom badge when you write us about your story, and see lots of other stories, and now you can also record your story directly from your computer. Just use the Soundcloud tool below -- and your story may be used online and on-air at WNYC.

  • Read detailed instructions on how to use the widget
  • Be sure to tell us your full name and where you're from before you tell us your story
  • Make sure you name your track - put your name and then your issue (eg "Brian Lehrer - Great Radio")
  • Remember, we're looking for personal stories about an experience in your life that shaped your politics
  • The widget below only displays the most recent stories. See the full archive here
  • Good luck!

That's My Issue: Story Archive

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

That's My Issue is WNYC's project to gather stories of how life experiences have shaped your politics. Below, a slideshow of some of the stories and custom badges that have been created. Be sure to check out the entire project, tell your story, and create your badge, here.

WNYC reserves the right to remove duplicate and innapropriate submissions.

That's My Issue: Tell Your Story, Create Your Badge

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

That's My Issue is WNYC's election-year project to collect stories of experiences that helped shape your politics. Read more about the project and see more here, or just tell us your story and create your interactive badge below. You can then share it on twitter, facebook, your website, tumblr, or wherever! It will also appear in the That's My Issue slideshow on our website.

Disclaimer: WNYC reserves the right to remove duplicate or inappropriate entries.

That's My Issue: Gay Rights

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I myself took for granted this basic acceptance until I started to tell the story of my sister and our family.

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Video: That's My Issue

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

That's My Issue is WNYC's election-year project to collect stories of experiences that helped shape your politics. Read more about the project and see more here.

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Chris Christie Tapped to Give RNC Keynote Address

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

With the announcement that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Christie's star power is once again being harnessed by the national Republican Party.

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Opinion: We Aren't Learning the Lessons of Jared Loughner - and other Crazed Gunmen

Monday, August 13, 2012

In a lot of states, it’s easier to get into medical school than it is to get state-ordered psychiatric care.

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Ryan Lizza on What Makes Paul Ryan Tick

Monday, August 13, 2012

The death of Paul Ryan's father had a profound impact on the Congressman's politics, which emphasize individualism over collectivism.

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