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The Half Hour w/ YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Episode 5, California Recall Election

Extempters! Don't miss this week's episode of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer. Episode Five is diving in to the California Recall Election.


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5 | California Recall Election

-----Description of Podcast-----

Governor Gavin Newsom’s win in the California Recall Election is an impact that does not just affect the state of California; it is a sign for Democrats (and Republicans) to figure out methods coming to the 2022 midterm election. In this episode, YuYu and Spencer delve into the importance of the recall election and what it means for the upcoming midterms.

-----Sources from this Video-----

  1. California Secretary of State - California Recall Election (FAQ) - California Gubernatorial Recall Election - Frequently Asked Questions :: California Secretary of State

  2. New York Times - California Recall Election Results -

  3. CNN - The Newsom recall may backfire on its supporters -

  4. LA Times - 4 of Larry Elder’s past controversies, explained -

  5. BBC News - California recall: Democratic governor survives bid to oust him -

  6. Roll Call - Democrats Tout California Recall -

  7. NYTimes - Newsom’s Anti-Trump Recall Strategy is a Warning to Republicans -

  8. How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

  9. NPR - Republicans Plan on Attacking Dems on Handling of the Economy for 2022 -

-----About The Half Hour-----

The Half Hour is a current events podcast designed with the intention of helping Extemp competitors (and other Speech and Debate members, as well as listening for the general public) understand the importance of political, social, or economical events on a domestic and international scale. As Extemp competitors only have half an hour to prep a speech, the podcast is designed to brief competitors in the same amount of time it would take for them to prep. Each episode looks at both sides of current events while providing background information to help expand upon the issue. The Half Hour also looks into common questions that people may be asked relating to current events and will work to answer them based on credible news sources from both sides.

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-----Credits and Credentials-----

Video/Audio Recording: Zoom Video Communications

Production Recording: OBS Studio

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Hosts: YuYu Yuan, Spencer Travis

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Produced By: Spencer Travis

Edited By: Joshua Mitchell

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Music By: Lyle Wiley (Production: GarageBand)

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