Vice Presidential Debate http://wfpl.org en Centre Officials Tout Return on Debate Investment http://wfpl.org/post/centre-officials-tout-return-debate-investment <p>Centre College officials say their moment in the national political spotlight was worth the Kentucky school's investment in hosting last week's vice presidential debate.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:05:09 +0000 The Associated Press 2065 at http://wfpl.org Reviewing the Vice Presidental Debate at Danville http://wfpl.org/post/reviewing-vice-presidental-debate-danville <p>The vice presidential debate at Centre College on Thursday night was viewed by millions of television viewers worldwide.&nbsp; Two of our own reporters - WFPL's Political Editor Phillip M. Bailey and Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston - were there in person to watch the 90-minute debate between vice president Joe Biden and Republican nominee Paul Ryan. They were also part of the media throng at Centre College for several hours both before and after the debate. Bailey and Colston talked about their experience this past Friday on <em>Byline</em>.</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 12:31:50 +0000 Brad Yost 2006 at http://wfpl.org Reviewing the Vice Presidental Debate at Danville Second Successful VP Debate Has State Officials Hoping for Presidential Debate Next Time http://wfpl.org/post/second-successful-vp-debate-has-state-officials-hoping-presidential-debate-next-time <p>As the dust settles on this year’s vice presidential debate at Centre College, local officials are saying the school is ready for the next step.&nbsp;</p><p>Centre College has now held two vice presidential debates: this year’s and 2000's.</p><p>Those debates will be historically known for two different styles between candidates—Vice President Dick Cheney and Senator Joe Lieberman were cordial in 2000, while Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan were much feistier this year. But behind the scenes, both debates are known for how smoothly everything ran.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:15:49 +0000 Kenny Colston 1995 at http://wfpl.org Second Successful VP Debate Has State Officials Hoping for Presidential Debate Next Time Despite Lack of Local Issues, Kentucky Officials Pleased With VP Debate http://wfpl.org/post/despite-lack-local-issues-kentucky-officials-pleased-vp-debate <p>Even though the candidates for vice president met at Centre College in Danville for their debate Thursday night, Kentucky issues such as coal and the auto industry weren’t heavily addressed.</p><p>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, such as coal and the auto industry.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 05:45:46 +0000 Kenny Colston & Phillip M. Bailey 1991 at http://wfpl.org Despite Lack of Local Issues, Kentucky Officials Pleased With VP Debate Rand Paul Previews VP Debate http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-previews-vp-debate <p>U.S. Senator Rand Paul says Congressman Paul Ryan doesn’t have much pressure on him to win tonight’s vice presidential debate.</p><p>The debate, held at Centre College in Danville, will have Ryan facing off with Vice President Joe Biden.</p><p>After Republican nominee Mitt Romney rejuvenated his campaign in the first debate, some pundits have said the pressure is on Ryan to continue the momentum. But Senator Paul says Ryan should do just fine.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:24:37 +0000 Kenny Colston 1987 at http://wfpl.org Rand Paul Previews VP Debate Danville, Centre College Sprucing For Debate Visitors http://wfpl.org/post/danville-centre-college-sprucing-debate-visitors <P>Politicians aren't the only ones looking for a debate-related boost when Joe Biden and Paul Ryan go toe-to-toe in Kentucky this week. All of Danville is hoping to benefit from the vice presidential debate Thursday.<p> <P>Streets have been repaved, flowers planted and new signs erected around the central Kentucky town of about 16,000. One bar is prepping cocktails named for Ryan and Biden while stores have stocked up on politically themed merchandise.<p> <P>Business is brisk for Marty Sullivan. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:06:57 +0000 Rick Howlett & Kentucky Public Radio's Stu Johnson and the Associated Press 1949 at http://wfpl.org Danville, Centre College Sprucing For Debate Visitors Organizations Team Up to Teach Civics Ahead of VP Debate http://wfpl.org/post/organizations-team-teach-civics-ahead-vp-debate <p>As Centre College prepares to host next month's vice presidential debate, several groups want to prepare Kentucky students for the event.</p><p>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.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:30:01 +0000 Kenny Colston 1582 at http://wfpl.org Political Junkies Excited for Biden-Ryan Matchup at Centre College http://wfpl.org/post/political-junkies-excited-biden-ryan-matchup-centre-college <p>This year&#39;s vice presidential debate at Centre College is shaping up to be a policy wonk&#39;s dream.&nbsp;</p><p>Both Vice President Joe Biden and newly-minted Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan are longtime lawmakers who are steeped in policy.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:55:18 +0000 Kenny Colston 1302 at http://wfpl.org Political Junkies Excited for Biden-Ryan Matchup at Centre College