Episode 18: Perfecting Democracy- Why It Matters- Interview with Ron Bryant and Dr. La Trice Washington
In this episode, broadcast journalist Ron Bryant discusses American democracy and the Electoral College with Dr. La Trice Washington. Dr. Washington is an Associate Professor of American Government at Otterbein University and the author of Political Scandals: The Consequences of Temporary Gratification. Dr. Washington lends her expertise to help us understand why the founders created the Electoral College, how it affects our elections, and the college's future in our democracy.
Perfecting Democracy explores the topic of civic and electoral participation using history and jurisprudence to illuminate contemporary issues. This series offers a humanities perspective on electoral engagement in Ohio and America’s multivocal democracy. In each episode, experts from around the state share thought-provoking insights on how best to understand our democracy and why it matters. This program was funded by the 'Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation' initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.