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Micah Sifry

Micah Sifry appears in the following:

The Big Data Election

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Micah Sifry, co-founder of Tech President, discusses how the last election was all about social media, and this year's election is all about gathering data.

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The Greene Space

The Battle For the White House: A Preview of Election 2012

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

7:00 PM

Farai Chideya, WNYC political contributor, and guests from across the ideological spectrum to discussed the themes and tactics that will shape the Presidential election one year from now. Will the election be a referendum on jobs, Wall Street, moral leadership, and taxes?

Negotiating Debt Ceiling Through Social Media

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Micah Sifry, co-founder of Personal Democracy Forum and techPresident, talks about the Obama administration's efforts to reach out to voters around the debt ceiling issue—and whether those efforts worked.

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Wave of Change: Freed Google Executive Reignites Demonstrators' Passions; 36 Hours in Captivity in Cairo

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

This is the sixth edition of Wave of Change, a special podcast from The Takeaway, covering the mass protests in Egypt and the consequences for the wider Arab world, hosted by John Hockenberry with Celeste Headlee.

In this episode, we get the latest from the streets of Cairo, where protesters have been reenergized after the broadcast of an interview with Wael Ghonim, a young Google executive credited with stoking the pro-democracy movement on the internet, who was freed after being detained for 12 days; we ask Micah Sifry, co-founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, if Wael Ghonim is a revolutionary leader or merely a messenger of the people; and, in an except from today's Takeaway, Human Rights Watch's Daniel Williams gives his own harrowing account of being held for 36 hours in captivity in Cairo.

(Watch Wael Ghanim's interview with Egypt's DreamTV after the jump.)

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Open Phones: Election Issues and Questions

Monday, September 20, 2010

Today kicks off the Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days series. Listeners call in and share their issues for the upcoming election season and, Micah Sifry talks about how those issues fit into his 10 Questions project.

Why Hasn't a Third Political Party Caught On?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

In Great Britain this week, a center-left political party — the Liberal Democrats — played the power broker in recent elections, teaming up with new PM David Cameron's Conservative Party to create the first coalition government in Britain in 70 years. Could a third party ever play kingmaker here, in the United States?

A new NBC/WSJ poll suggests that many people wouldn't object: More than 80 percent see problems with America's two-party system, and nearly one third of the country believes that America needs a third party.

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Demand Question Time

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Micah Sifry, co-founder of both Personal Democracy Forum and TechPresident.com as well as a steering committee member for "Demand Question Time," talks about a new push to demand a regular question-and-answer session with the President.

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Texting And Money Trails

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Micah Sifry, co-founder of Techpresident, talks about the text message announcement of Obama' VP choice. Plus, Massie Ritsch, Communications Director for the Center for Responsive Politics, joins Micah Sifry to talk about the campaign money trails.

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Republican Debate Scorecard

Thursday, November 29, 2007

WNYC's political director Andrea Bernstein and Micah Sifry, co-founder of Personal Democracy Forum and the editor of Techpresident.com play excerpts and discuss last night's CNN/YouTube Republican Debate. Michael Weitz, one of the YouTube questioners drops in. What did you think?

--Who won the debate and why? ...

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The Yearly Kos

Monday, August 06, 2007

Gina Cooper, founder of the YearlyKos convention, and executive director of Net Roots Nation, Micah Sifry, co-founder of techPresident, and Gabriel Paneck, a high school student who attended the Kos, provide us an overview of the YearlyKos, the annual convention for liberal bloggers and political activists.

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Citizen Politics

Monday, July 23, 2007

Jonathan Capehart, editorial board member for the Washington Post and Micah Sifry, executive editor of TechPresident, preview the very first YouTube/CNN Presidential debate.

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