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Convention Lightly Touches on Core Issues

The Democratic National Convention has been mostly controversy-free, but the spotlight in the Democrats' big tent seems to be ignoring a few important issues. Will limited discussion of gays and the Iraq war turn off core Democrats in November? Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests to discuss the importance of core constituents.


Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor

Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun, former Democratic presidential candidate. U.S. senator from Illinois (1992-98). U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand.

Gov. Tom Vilsack, governor of Iowa. Was possible Democratic vice presidential candidate.

Aimee Schmidt, Kucinich Delegate from Cary, N.C.

Glorianne Leck, Kerry Delegate from Youngstown, Ohio

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Neal Conan
Award winning journalist Neal Conan was the final host of Talk of the Nation, which broadcast its final show on June 27, 2013.