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Central Coast Voices: The future of democracy in America

Is our democracy failing? Just months ago, extremists attempted to overthrow the U.S. government in an insurrection. State legislatures across the country are passing voting rights restrictions, and the current Congress is too dysfunctional to agree on legislation that would protect the integrity of our elections. What can we do?

Join host Fred Munroe in a celebration of Independence Day. He will speak with guests from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) Political Science Department, Nancy Arrington, Assistant Professor and Michael Latner, Professor and Kendall Voting Rights Fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists as they discuss the American experiment in democracy, the challenges we face in the near future, and the promise and peril of reform movements aimed at improving the way we govern.

You are invited to listen, learn and participate in the conversation, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855 or email questions to

Broadcast date: 7/1/2021

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.

Fred Munroe is a co-host of the KCBX talk show Central Coast Voices, heard every Thursday afternoon from 1:00-2:00. Fred has successfully divided his time as a local entrepreneur, political leader, and communicator. He owns and manages two local firms addressing personal travel planning and public transportation; Travel With Fred and Ridership Development Consultants.