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deliberation day panel of experts Idahoans discuss issues from jobs to terrorism
Sunday, October 17, 2004
The Idaho Statesman
By Gregory Hahn

The poet and the livestock producer didn't always agree on everything. And a couple of times, they seemed to get a little ticked.
But by the end of the day, Daniel Hettenback and Bruce Ankeny had more understanding of each other's opinions.

And they and the more than 100 other people who hashed out the major issues facing this country Saturday will head to the polls with more knowledge.

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See the results of Deliberation Day on PBS
Thursday, October 21, 2004
The Idaho Statesman
By Gregory Hahn

Nampan Sylvia Feit didn't change her mind on who she was going to vote for this November, but she did manage not to say anything too offensive. "I was going to call the president dirty names," she said, laughing.

Feit was one of 117 Idahoans to spend last Saturday talking about the big issues at Deliberation Day. The results of a poll of those 117 people are out now, and the national television show about the event — which happened here and in 16 other communities around the country — airs tonight.

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Average Idahoans to talk politics on PBS
Deliberation Day will be held in 17 U.S. communities

Saturday, October 16, 2004
The Idaho Statesman
By Gregory Hahn

Today, Trisha, a 26-year-old mother of three, will sit down with Bill, the 67-year-old market research expert.

Sam, the 61-year-old union man from Boise, will discuss the issues with JoElla, a 42-year-old conservative woman from Emmett.

They'll be joined by perhaps more than 100 other Idahoans at Boise State University to hash out the most important issues facing America in the finals days.

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