Radio Debates or Forums
As Eric notes on his blog, candidates in the Mendocino County District Attorney's race participated in a public forum last week. They'll be having a special election for that seat next month.
As I mentioned on both Eric and Ed Denson's blog, I managed to catch the candidates on a radio broadcast forum last month while driving through Mendocino County.
One thing I appreciated, as far as how they ran the forum, is the two male candidates- Faulder and Schlosser- always identified themselves before they'd speak. Before saying anything else they'd always go, "This is Keith Faulder...". That made things a lot easier to follow.
I remember some years ago one of the few times I listened to Thursday Night Talk. What station does that...KHSU? There were four or five guests doing some sort of discussion, including one I knew personally; Kevin Bastian, the Libertarian Party candidate for Congress at the time.
For the life of me I couldn't tell who was saying what the whole show, even when Kevin spoke, as no one identified themselves before speaking.
So, just a suggestion for any of you radio folks out there: Figure out some way for listeners to tell who's saying what on those types of shows.