Road to the White House
Students in a USF St. Petersburg political science class are learning the nuts and bolts of presidential campaigns by volunteering for them. It’s called “Road to the White House,” and University Beat on WUSF TV joins them on the trip.
From January’s G-O-P primary to this summer’s Republican National Convention, Florida and the Tampa Bay area are playing a major role in determining who will win the presidential election. A USF St. Petersburg political science class is getting real campaign experience, and you can join these students on the “Road to the White House” this week on University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
USF St. Petersburg Political Science Professor, Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, talks about how the “Road to the White House” course has changed in the three times she’s taught it, including how this year’s students didn’t go to New Hampshire.
Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan says technology is playing a major role in political campaigns, which gives younger people like her students an advantage.
Jaryd Vartanian, a USFSP Junior volunteering for the Ron Paul campaign, talks about how politically active people his age are—or aren’t!
Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, Department of Political Science, USF St. Petersburg
Links to the studentsâ€™ blogs
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Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.