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By: Annette Flores on 10/24/2012
The BBC Newsday team will be here in Phoenix as part of its coverage of the U.S. Presidential election— to gauge what Arizona residents have on their minds on the eve of the election during a live, special edition of BBC’s Newsday on 91.5 KJZZ, Thu., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
BBC hosts Lerato Mbele and Nuala McGovern and will be putting Valley residents at the heart of the show’s global news content as they broadcast live from a local family home.
From the economy, the deficit and healthcare, to immigration and foreign policy, Newsday hosts will ask Arizonans how these issues affect their day-to-day lives and what they really think about the people in charge setting the political agenda.
KJZZ Reporter Nick Blumberg will also contribute a report about the sentiments of Arizona’s senior voters and KJZZ Fronteras: the Changing America Desk Reporter Michel Marizco will report live from Tucson on how border issues are playing out in the election.
Phoenix is one of three cities Newsday chose to profile as part of its special coverage of the U.S. elections. The first stop was Seattle on Oct. 26. After Phoenix, the crew is off to Denver for live election night coverage.
BBC World Have Your Say will profile Phoenix, Arizona as part of a special series called Is America Working? Each program in the series looks at a different iconic American job or industry and Nuala McGovern will host the next installment live from Phoenix.
KJZZ listeners can participate in the show with questions and comments using the following interfaces:
Live coverage will be available on 91.5 FM and kjzz.org, Fri., Nov. 2, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Newsday and World Have Your Say are daily current affairs programs heard on public radio stations throughout the U.S. and globally on the international news network BBC World Service. BBC World Service is an American Public Media program partner featured daily on 91.5 KJZZ.