WFCR plans regional and national election coverage
New England Public Radio will broadcast the First Congressional District Debate between Congressman Richard Neal, humorist and activist Bill Schein and Berkshire County register of deeds Andrea Nuciforo on Monday, Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. on WFCR, 88.5 FM. The debate will be hosted by WGBY-TV. "Jazz a la Mode" will begin at 9 p.m.
WFCR will also air NPR's live special coverage from both national political conventions. Coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., will air nightly from Aug. 28-30 beginning at 8 p.m. The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., will air from Sept. 4-6 beginning at 8 p.m. "Jazz a la Mode" will be preempted by convention coverage.
NPR's convention specials will be hosted from NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. They will feature live podium speeches, expert analysis, interviews with newsmakers, delegates, and NPR reporters and editors from inside the conventions. In addition to the nightly special coverage, NPR's "On Point," heard locally from 10-11 a.m. weekdays on 640 AM and 91.7 FM WNNZ, will broadcast live from both conventions.
New England Public Radio News and NPR will provide on-going, in-depth coverage of regional and national issues during "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered" and provide special programming during the election season. WFCR will also carry several senatorial, presidential and vice presidential debates through September and October.
First Congressional District candidates Bill Schein and Andrea Nuciforo both appeared live on New England Public Radio's "Focus: Western New England" earlier this summer. Each spoke with host Susan Kaplan about their candidacy and took questions from listeners. Congressman Neal was also invited to appear on the program. Archived audio of both shows can be found at NEPR.net, alongside other political news stories and special features from New England Public Radio's newsroom and NPR.