Linda Killian (l) and Cathy Stewart (r)
On Sunday, February 26th at 7 pm, Linda Killian —the author of Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents— will be joining us on the first Politics for the People Book Club conference call.
I will kick off our discussion with a short interview with Linda and then we will open up for your questions.
The call in number for the call is 218 844-0860 and the passcode is 732282#.
I am looking forward to our discussion on Sunday.
Here are some questions to think about as you read this week:
1) How does Linda describe the terrain of the independent movement and what forces are organizing independents?
2) How does Linda see independents?
3) What does Linda identify as the problems in our democracy?
4) What is her prescription for change? What role does she think independents can and must play?
Posted by cathylstewart on February 22, 2012
Tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, I will be interviewed on the national radio show, Fairness Radio with Chuck and Patrick at 2:15pm ET. Co-hosts Chuck Morse and Patrick O’Heffernan will be talking with me about our new Independent book club and trends in writing about, for and by independents. In addition, tune in at 1:15 pm ET, when Chuck and Patrick will be talking with IndependentVoting.org President, Jackie Salit. Jackie is a monthly guest on Fairness radio and has a book that will be out in early August, Independents Rising. A book I can’t wait for us to read here at Politics for the People.
You can tune in online at http://www.cyberstationlive.com – click on “Listen Live”. You can call in at 617-328-8700. You can also email questions live to be read on the air, or post a comment on the program’s Facebook Page or Twitter feed.
Posted by cathylstewart on February 15, 2012
50 people have signed up for the book club–welcome.
I am looking forward to our first conference call on February 26th at 7 pm. Linda Killian will be joining us to discuss The Swing Vote. I know you will enjoy hearing from and speaking directly to Linda.
I hope that you are enjoying Linda’s book as much as I have. If you have not had a chance to pick up a copy yet, you can read an excerpt of the book at The Atlantic.
Two weeks ago, Linda was my guest in Brooklyn for our winter Politics for the People. We had a very lively and thoughtful discussion. I think you will find it interesting–give a listen to a section of our conversation: Killian P4P – 1. And if you have not yet watched Linda’s appearance on CSPAN, hop over to her website and take a look.
Next week, I will be posting some questions to be thinking about as you read.
Posted by cathylstewart on February 9, 2012