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.
Next Fall. After some shocking news in July, The Probe team felt it was essential to get back into the thick of things at FDRHS. We check in with each of the candidates and their progress one last time, and an undeniably hopeful tone emits itself throughout. Except for maybe when we talk to Vice Principal Hannigan. Was Thomas prepared to take office? Will Staci remain active in the student government? Where is Cori? Who really is August Tooley-Anderson? No really, who? It was a long summer.
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
Vice Principal Curtis Hannigan: Ryan Ben
Adam Anderson: Chris Rathjen
Artie Anderson: John Thibodeaux
Meryl Kramer: Allison Ringhand
Charlotte Buffington: Jessye Mueller
Thomas Buffington Sr.: Tim Dunn
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.