Vice-Presidential Debate

8:34 am
Sun October 14, 2012

Courier-Journal: Danville Knocked Debate Challenge Out of the Park--Again

Courier-Journal political writer James R. Carroll says Danville, Kentucky and Centre College have been universally praised for the outstanding job they did hosting the recent Vice-Presidential debate. It's not often the Bluegrass State gets to share in the limelight of a hotly-contested Presidential election, but Centre's ability to land its second VP debate since 2000 has impressed politicos throughout the nation.

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7:47 am
Fri October 12, 2012

While in Kentucky, Vice Presidential Debate Touches Little on Kentucky Issues

Even though the candidates for vice president met in Danville Thursday night, Kentucky issues such as coal and the auto industry weren’t heavily addressed. Kentucky is affected by many of the national issues that were discussed, but Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan had little to say on topics specific to the commonwealth.

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7:41 am
Thu October 11, 2012

What They're Saying About Tonight's VP Debate at Centre College

Centre is set to host its second Vice Presidential debate.

The election year spotlight shines on Centre College in Danville tonight, as Joe Biden and Paul Ryan meet for their only debate of the campaign. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry will be at Centre tonight and will have stories ready for tomorrow's Morning Edition broadcast. You can also hear NPR's live coverage of the Vice Presidential debate on WKU Public Radio starting at 8 pm central, 9 eastern.

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1:30 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Centre to Host Speakers' Park as Part of Vice Presidential Debate

Centre College in Danville will host the only Vice Presidential debate Oct. 11.

The candidates for vice president will take center stage when they debate at Centre College next month, but the facility will have a place for others want to champion their causes during the event. Clarence Wyatt, who is co-chairman of the debate steering committee, told the Advocate-Messenger that others who want to make public speeches on Oct. 11 can sign up to take the stage at nearby Speakers Park.

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9:00 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Centre College Aims to Exceed Expectations When it Hosts VP Debate

The official logo for the 2012 Vice Presidential debate at Centre College

When you visit the campus of Centre College in Danville, you can’t help but notice C6-H0 painted on buildings inside and out.  The year was 1921 when Centre nabbed an athletic triumph that some called the greatest upset of the first-half of the 20th century.

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4:03 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

WKU Public Radio Airing Preview of Centre College VP Debate

The Norton Center for the Arts at Centre College in Danville, KY.
Centre College

WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry recently traveled to Centre College in Danville to learn more about preperations for next month's Vice-Presidential debate. The only meeting between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will take place October 11 at the small, liberal arts school in Boyle County.

Lisa spoke to debate organizers and Centre students about what it means to have the VP debate here in Kentucky. Our story will air Thursday morning on WKU Public Radio at 5:50 and 7:50am central time.

We'll also post an audio archive here at our website.

2:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Organizations Team Up to Teach Civics Ahead of VP Debate in Kentucky

As Centre College prepares to host next month's vice presidential debate, several groups want to prepare Kentucky students for the event. The Secretary of State and the non-profit Kentucky Youth Advocates have partnered with students from Bellarmine University to create lesson plans for Kentucky teachers. The lessons focus on basic civics and include information on political debates.

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3:08 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

No Shortage of Legislative Experience at Centre College VP Debate

This year's vice presidential debate at Centre College is shaping up to be a policy wonk's dream. Both Vice President Joe Biden and newly-minted Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan are longtime lawmakers who are steeped in policy.

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