The presidential race of 2004 is shaping up to be as close a contest as in 2000, when the popular vote did not decide the election. Diane and her guests take a look at the history of the Electoral College, how it works, and proposals to change the way our presidents are selected.


  • James Thurber professor and director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University
  • Richard Dunham Washington Bureau Chief for the Houston Chronicle.

Topics + Tags


comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Readers’ Review: “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante

Wednesday, Nov 25 2015"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”