Democratic Debate

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Michael Lynn III
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On today's Current Sports with Al Martin Segment of the Day, we invite former Lansing Catholic football player Michael Lynn III, who decided to kneel during the national anthem two years ago as a form of protest against inequality in America. Kneeling during the anthem as a former of protest was first started by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Lynn III, along with three other teammates, knelt in honor of Kaep's decision, sparking outrage throughout the mid-Michigan community. 

Listen as Al talks about how Lynn's life has changed since the kneeling controversy, and how the invite from Presidential candidate O'Rourke came to fruition. 


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Liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren slapped back against moderate rivals who ridiculed "Medicare for All" during Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate in which lesser-known pragmatists warned that "wish-list economics" would jeopardize the presidency.

It's Night 1 of two of the July Democratic debates, airing on CNN from 8 to 10 p.m. ET. The first set of 10 candidates is making their case as to why they should be the next president of the United States.

Tuesday's lineup includes a potential progressive clash between Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. It will be the first time the two share the debate state in this primary.

Matthew Abdullah, Michael Lynn III
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When Democrat Beto O'Rourke takes the stage in the second round of presidential primary debates on Tuesday, three young black men from Michigan who were inspired by ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem before their high school football games will be in the audience as guests of the former Texas congressman. 


It's Round 2 of the first Democratic primary debate in Miami. The stage is headliner-heavy with former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.

Twenty candidates have made it to the first round of Democratic primary debates. Ten take the stage Wednesday night, with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the center. Night 2, on Thursday, will include former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The two-hour debate, hosted by NBC News/MSNBC/Telemundo, starts at 9 p.m. ET both nights.

As you watch, follow NPR's live blog for analysis and fact checks of the candidates' statements.

Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer, businessman Shri Thanedar and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed
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The three Democrats running for Michigan governor met for their first televised debate Wednesday night, with two decrying corporate financial influence on state politics while a third...

Gubernatorial Democratic Candidates
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Democrats vying for Michigan governor head into the final two months of their primary fight with a number of new policy initiatives in hand, including a single-payer system of universal health care, a college scholarship program and a plan to offset child care costs so women can work.

PBS Democratic Presidential Debate 2016

Feb 8, 2016

Thurs. Feb. 11 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Tune in for the first Democratic presidential debate following the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.