Plain Talk Politics premiered as a voter education television program on NBC 17 WNCN in Raleigh. The show was a fast-paced, informative discussion about the week’s top issue with two elected officials, not identified by Party affiliation, and regular voters in the audience, a Voters’ Voices Panel. PTP engages plain talk about the people, the process and the facts so voters can make informed decisions. The News and Observer mentioned its debut.
Plain Talk Politics went live on the radio on May 1 on WAUG 750 AM in Raleigh. The show is live each Wednesday morning at 8:30 am. Podcasts and videos will be posted on the site.
In October, we conducted a live focus group on NBC 17 reacting to the Presidential Debates. The interviews and results led to content for newscasts on NBC. We will continue to provide commentary and voters’ voices panels, public perception research and new media projects.
Plain Talk Politics is a website compilation of current political news in NC. Each day and each week, we compile the top NC Politics stories for the site to help voters with basic information on the issues. We also post opinions and voters’ voices.
In December 2012, PTP’s host spoke to New York Times reporter Kim Severson about changes in the NC General Assembly. In April 2013, she provided insight to the Fayetteville Observer. And, again later. PTP’s Host wrote an opinion-editorial for the New York Times Room for Debate about the NC Budget. The op-ed was cited in the News and Observer and the Charlotte Observer.