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KRCU's Dan Woods sat down with Jason Sides, Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Southeast Missouri State University on October 26, 2016. They discussed a variety of political topics including the Senate race in Missouri.

Dan Woods / KRCU

Dan Woods sat down with Jason Sides, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy & Religion, to talk about the state of the race for governor and U.S. Senate in Missouri.


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the first presidential debate Monday night.

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Courtesy of Alton Wang

 A 2012 census bureau report showed Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the nation. But with election season in full swing, Asian American voices are largely being left out of the political conversation. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Alton Wang, a Communications and Development Associate from the Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote--or APIAVote to explain why this is.

Lewis-Thompson: Why are we missing out or just not hearing from Asian American voices this political season?

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Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder fell short of clinching the Republican nomination in the race for governor. To a large crowd Tuesday night, Kinder delivered an impassioned speech, praising his supporters and staff for their hard work and contributions to his campaign.

“I am filled with an emotion that is very hard to express tonight with overwhelming gratitude,” Kinder said.  

Although he did not come out on top in his seventh political race, Kinder said he ran an honest campaign that did not stoop to what he calls “mudslinging.”