Ep. 45 The Music of Crissi Cochrane, Plus – The Eve of A New American Politics with Dr. David Jackson

Ep. 45 The Music of Crissi Cochrane, Plus – The Eve of A New American Politics with Dr. David Jackson
Artist, Crissi Cochrane joins us live in-studio to talk about women in music as well as giving us the honour of sharing a song or two! Plus! It’s finally the end of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign! Join us as we catch up with Dr. David Jackson from the Department of Political Science at Bowling Green State University on the eve of what is arguably one of America’s most historic elections.

Show Notes

On today’s show – singer/songwriter Crissi Cochrane joins us live in-studio to talk about women in music as well as giving us the honour of sharing a song or two!

And, it’s the end of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign! Join us as we catch up with Dr. David Jackson from the Department of Political Science at Bowling Green State University on the eve of what is arguably one of America’s most historic elections.

00:03:40 into the Show

Crissi Cochrane

Singer/Songwriter, Crissi Cochrane
Singer/Songwriter, Crissi Cochrane

Singer/Songwriter Crissi Cochrane originally hails from Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. She recorded her first album in Chicago in the summer of 2010 called Darling, Darling, somewhere along the line she passed through here – Windsor and Detroit… eventually calling us her new home. Her latest album Little Sway– (2014) helped in part to sway listeners to vote Crissi to be among the Top 10 Best New Artists nationwide in CBC’s 2014 Searchlight contest. Her song “Pretty Words” has gone viral on Spotify with more than 8 million listens now. She is currently working on a new full-length album for release next year in 2017…

00:31:30 into the Show

On the Eve of the American Election Finale with Dr. David Jackson

About Dr. David Jackson

Dr. David Jackson, Researcher and Professor of Political Science at Bowling Green State University
Dr. David Jackson, Researcher and Professor of Political Science at Bowling Green State University

Professor Jackson has a BA in political science from the University of Detroit, a Masters in political science from Bowling Green State University, and his Ph.D. from Wayne State University. His research focuses on entertainment and politics (and really, this election has been more about shock-jock entertainment than politics) – Professor Jackson joined us from the traditional swing state of Ohio, from out of the department of Political Science at Bowling Green State University the morning before the big day. Click the play link at the top of this page to hear our conversation.

00:30:35 into the Show

The Computer that Saw Tomorrow – in 1952

J. Presper Eckert and CBS's Walter Cronkite pondering the UNIVAC on election night, 1952.
J. Presper Eckert and CBS’s Walter Cronkite pondering the UNIVAC on election night, 1952.

Its name was Univac. A mainframe marvel – a sci-fi wonder in its day… A computer to predict the future. It was an autumn night in 1952 – much like this one, CBS’ Charles Collingwood was assigned to Univac to tell the world of its presidential prediction… It would be the first election that a computer predicted the next president – it’s prediction so unanticipated that the media stalled releasing the unlikely calculation – and so what did Univac say?

“It’s awfully early, but I’ll go out on a limb … The chances are now 00 to 1 in favor of the election of Eisenhower.”

– Univac was right! Today such a computer task is unsurprising… but can you imagine 1952?

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