Hear This From SXSW: The Bernie Way
This may have been the first year that U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders appeared at SXSW in person, but his influence as a game changer — particularly in the use of technology in politics — is widespread. If you missed the real deal in person — as well as the comic version at the Bernie Sanders Town Hall — have a listen to the audio versions of some of the SXSW 2018 events that highlighted Vermont’s most beloved progressive.
CNN’s Jake Tapper in Conversation with Bernie Sanders. In his first appearance at SXSW, Senator Bernie Sanders sat down with CNN’s Jake Tapper to discuss the news of the day, politics and the future of the country.
Technology, Media, and Politics. Symone Sanders, CNN political analyst and former national press secretary for Bernie Sanders, explained to Guy Kawasaki of Canva how technology and media are changing politics and culture. You’ll hear the inside scoop on how politics and Washington really works — and how they will work in the future too.
Can Small-Donor Progressives Win Local Elections? Bernie Sanders showed that big money isn’t needed to run a presidential campaign, changing the national calculus. But can the same be done in Texas? Will 2018 be the year small dollars make the difference at the local level? Listen to a candid conversation between Ryan Grim, The Intercept’s DC Bureau Chief, and Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, who is running against Ted Cruz for the US Senate.
Bernie Sanders Town Hall. Following the discussion between Jake Tapper and the real Bernie Sanders, comic and expert impressionist, James Adomian (Bernie vs. Trump), held a Town Hall as the 2016 presidential hopeful. Audio of this hilarious session coming soon.
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Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.