PRX PromCom

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  • Location: Cambridge, MA

A politician's promise is only as strong as the country's demand for that promise to be kept.

During the 2008 Presidential campaign John McCain and Barack Obama are leaping from state to state making one promise after another. As part of PRX's election coverage we have commissioned a series of pieces that attempt to hold the candidates to their word by using their words. This series is available free to PRX stations.


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9 Pieces

As part of our election coverage we asked eight producers to apply their radio skills to the promises coming from the candidates. The result? A series of four-minute Promise Commentaries perfect for air around the election.


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Barack Obama promises to change the health care system, but will Washington go along?

Bought by Connecticut Public (WNPR) and KFAI Minneapolis

  • Added: Sep 14, 2008
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 2
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An exploration of the language of strength and power.

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis and Remix Radio

  • Added: Sep 12, 2008
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Does Barack Obama really have a "Jewish Problem"?

Bought by Interfaith Voices, KFAI Minneapolis, and Remix Radio

  • Added: Sep 11, 2008
  • Length: 03:51
  • Purchases: 3
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reaction to Barack Obama's comments at the Crow Reservation

Bought by KWMR and WILL

  • Added: Sep 09, 2008
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 2
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McCain says that market forces will solve our energy issues

Bought by WYSO and KFAI Minneapolis

  • Added: Sep 09, 2008
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 2
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Commentary about the hopes of Mixed Race people and the Presidential race.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KCUR, Remix Radio, and KFAI Minneapolis

  • Added: Sep 08, 2008
  • Length: 04:13
  • Purchases: 5
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Why are so many sixties radicals so passionate about Obama?

Bought by WDCV, Jenka Soderberg, and KFAI Minneapolis

  • Added: Sep 01, 2008
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 3
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A 21-year-old woman describes the difficulty of paying the bills while working at a deli and Wendy's. What do the candidates have to say about that?

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis

  • Added: Aug 28, 2008
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 1
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An Iraq vet and a policy expert pull apart the promises on war.

Bought by KDNK, Remix Radio, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and KFAI Minneapolis

  • Added: Aug 27, 2008
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 4