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WCAX Election Podcast

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WCAX Political Reporter Calvin Cutler and WCAX Producer Brett Miller discuss politics in Vermont and across the region, featuring access to interviews and newsmakers as we head toward the general election in November.

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WCAX Political Reporter Calvin Cutler and WCAX Producer Brett Miller discuss politics in Vermont and across the region, featuring access to interviews and newsmakers as we head toward the general election in November.

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English


Episodes

BONUS EPISODE: Senator Patrick Leahy's Legacy/Vermont Candidates Claim Victory

11/23/2022
After nearly half a century in office, Senator Leahy is coming home. In this episode, WCAX's Calvin Cutler and Brett Miller talk to Chris Graff, longtime Vermont journalist and former AP Vermont bureau chief, about Leahy's time in office and what his legacy will be nationally and in his home state of Vermont. Additionally, if you missed them, hear the election night victory speeches from Senator Leahy, Senator-Elect Peter Welch, Congresswoman-Elect Becca Balint and Governor Phil Scott.

Duration:01:05:13

Episode 11: Election Results

11/9/2022
The results are in! At least, they are in Vermont. Calvin Cutler and Brett Miller talk to Middlebury political science professor Bert Johnson about Tuesday's winners and losers, discuss the happenings at the Vermont Democratic Party's election night celebration, and ponder what their walk-up music would be if they were the ones taking to the podium to declare victory.

Duration:00:28:30

Episode 10: Election Night Preview

11/3/2022
With just days to go before Election Day 2022, Calvin and Brett go down the ballot reviewing each race and proposed amendment Vermonters will vote on this year. They also discuss what makes a candidate newsworthy and reminisce about the first Election Nights they ever worked.

Duration:00:41:07

Episode 9: Year of the Woman?

10/27/2022
Vermont is the only state that hasn't sent a woman to Capitol Hill. This week Calvin and Brett talk to former Vermont AP Bureau Chief Chris Graff about why that is. Plus hear from Becca Balint, who could make history as the first woman Vermont sends to Congress. Brett also spoke to Vt. Democratic Party chair Anne Lezak about sending a woman to Congress, and Vt. GOP chair Paul Dame about the GOP’s efforts to elect a Republican woman to represent the state in Washington, D.C.

Duration:00:29:58

Episode 8: Vermont's Next Treasurer

10/20/2022
Calvin Cutler and Brett Miller discuss the races for Treasurer and Secretary of State. Brett interviews Mike Pieciak, Democrat for Treasurer, and WCAX's Kiana Burks interviews H. Brooke Paige, Republican for Treasurer and Secretary of State. To hear Brett and Calvin's interview with Sarah Copeland Hanzas, the Democrat running for Secretary of State, check out Episode 7.

Duration:00:56:58

Episode 7: The Polling Episode/Sarah Copeland Hanzas

10/13/2022
Calvin and Brett discuss the latest UNH poll commissioned by WCAX and interview Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Democrat for Vt. Secretary of State

Duration:00:35:52

Episode 6: The Senate Race

10/6/2022
Examining the race to succeed Patrick Leahy as Vermont Senator. Middlebury College political science professor Bert Johnson helps us understand the role of the Senate, and we talk to the candidates: Rep. Peter Welch and Gerald Malloy about their campaigns for U.S. Senate.

Duration:01:09:44

Episode 5: The Gubernatorial Race

9/29/2022
This week Calvin Cutler and Brett Miller speak with Governor Phil Scott and Brenda Siegel, looking to unseat him as governor of the Green Mountain State.

Duration:00:59:31

Episode 4: Where the Party At?

9/22/2022
With weeks to go until Election Day, we interview Vermont Democratic Party Chair Anne Lezak and Vermont GOP Chair Paul Dame.

Duration:00:52:54

Episode 3: The Lieutenant Governor Race

9/15/2022
Brett and Calvin discuss the role the Lieutenant Governor plays in Vermont's system of government. Brett talks to Vermont's Republican candidate Caledonia Senator Joe Benning and Vermont's Progressive Democrat candidate David Zuckerman.

Duration:00:45:16

Episode 2: The Congressional Race

9/8/2022
WCAX's Brett Miller and Calvin Cutler talk to Vermont congressional candidates Liam Madden and Becca Balint.

Duration:01:01:54

Episode 1: Setting the Stakes

8/31/2022
WCAX's Calvin Cutler and Brett Miller set the stage for the Election Day 2022. Guest: UVM Professor Ellen Andersen

Duration:00:41:34