In an effort to uncover where corruption in American politics starts, The Probe goes deep inside an average high school student body presidential election. Listen as hosts Lisa Burton and Mary Beth Smith meet the candidates and their families, speculate on their motives for running, and unmask all the nasty aspects of running for office at any level.
Election Day. The culmination of a long month of campaigning and a tireless amount of journalistic coverage ends with students all over the school casting their votes. The Probe team checks in with the candidates and themselves as we look back on the process and forward to the results. What does Thomas still have up his sleeve? Will Staci's election anxiety keep her from having any cogent thoughts? Was exploring a high school student body election actually a worthwhile endeavor? And, most importantly, who. will. WIN?
Lisa Burton: Lisa Burton
Mary Beth Smith: Mary Beth Smith
Thomas Buffington, Jr.: Clayton Margeson
Staci Kramer: Shira Wilson
Cori Wilson: Lauren Walker
August Tooley-Anderson: Brian Holden
Principal Jonathan Benjamin Franklin: Eddie Piña
Vice Principal Curtis Hannigan: Ryan Ben
Robbie Walken: Matt Young
Students calling in: Lindsey Jean Smith, Bryan Duff, Eric Garneau, Eric Braband and Claudia Martinez
Produced by Matt Young, Lisa Burton, Mary Beth Smith and Hannah Parsons
Editor: Hannah Parsons
Original Music: Hannah Parsons
Other Music: Final Cut Pro, iLife, and iMovie Sound Effects
The Probe Logo: Maxwell Hudetz
Special Thanks to Cards Against Humanity for allowing us to record in their beautiful space.