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Deutchman talks presidential politics

Professor of Political Science Iva E. Deutchman talked about the political landscape and the 2008 presidential election at noon Monday, Dec. 10, on Rochester's Public Broadcasting Station WXXI. She was featured on the radio station's “1370 Connection” program with guest host Scott Fybush.

An expert on women and voting behavior, women in government, the influence of the mass media on politics and more, Deutchman has been published widely in major journals, including “When Feminists Don’t Fit: The Case of Pauline Hanson,” in the International Feminist Journal of Politics. Most recently she co-authored “The Ideology of Moderate Republicans in the House,” published in Forum.

At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, she leads many efforts such as the annual “Day on the Hill” program in Washington, D.C., when students visit several federal agencies, the Senate and the House of Representatives, both political parties' national offices and several lobbying organizations, as well as meet with alumni and alumnae working in the area.

A member of the faculty since 1987, Deutchman holds a bachelor's degree from Hofstra University and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

“1370 Connection” airs from noon to 2 p.m. each weekday, and is repeated from 9 to 11 p.m. the same day. The show is streamed live on the Web at 1370 Connection, and is simulcast at 1 p.m. Wednesdays on City 12 cable.

The program traditionally covers a range of listener interests — everything from art to politics to religion to health. Bob Smith, the producer and host, discusses issues with guests and opens up the phone lines for listeners to respond with questions or comments.