Hey, Extempers! Episode 27 of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer is live and ready for action! You are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. In this week's episode, Adrian is back with YuYu to discuss the 2022 State of the Union.
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27 | 2022 State of the Union [with Adrian Graham]
-----Description of Podcast-----
This year was President Biden’s first State of the Union address. The issues brought up were designed to highlight his success and a hope for growing bipartisanship. In this episode, YuYu is joined by Adrian to discuss this year’s State of the Union.
-----Sources from this Podcast-----
NPR - Biden gets a bounce after the State of the Union, NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows - https://www.npr.org/2022/03/04/1084463809/biden-approval-poll-ukraine-economy
NPR - The challenges Biden faces in his State of the Union address - https://www.npr.org/2022/03/01/1083585797/the-challenges-biden-faces-in-his-state-of-the-union-address
The Hill - Biden approval rating rises slightly in wake of State of the Union address - https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/597270-biden-approval-rating-rises-in-wake-of-state-of-the-union-address?rl=1
The Atlantic - Biden’s State of the Union Did Something New - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/03/was-bidens-state-union-speech-good/624174/
The Guardian - Biden’s State of the Union address: a perfect summation of his presidency - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/02/biden-state-of-the-union-opinion
Business - Biden's approval rating jumps to 47% after State of the Union speech, with a noticeable boost for his handling of Ukraine and the economy: poll - https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-approval-rating-bump-state-of-the-union-poll-2022-3
Business - Biden to give first State of the Union address against a backdrop of high inflation and Russia's invasion of Ukraine - https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-state-of-the-union-economy-ukraine-russia-democrats-reset-2022-2?inline-endstory-related-recommendations=
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