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Somalia: Past, Present and Future/Voter Motivation


There are some 45,000 Somalis and Somali-Americans living in Central Ohio, making it one of the largest Somali communities in the U.S. On this hour, we'll take a look at the past, present and future of the small country.



Nuruddin Farah will be speaking on Thurs., Sept. 13, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. in the Saxbe Auditorium of Drinko Hall at The Ohio State University. Click here for more information.


OpenSecrets.org, a research group, reports that there are 834 Super PACS or third-party advertisers that have reported taking in more than 349 million dollars and spending more than 234 million dollars this year. The bulk of their funds are devoted to negative campaign advertisements. In this segment, we'll talk about the generation of these advertisements and how they influence voting in America.


  • Elisabeth MacNamara (President of the League of Women Voters)

Learn More

Click here to view the Stand By Your Ad fact sheet from the League of Women Voters.