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Election 2020: What’s Next?

A Conversation with NPR’s Michel Martin & Domenico Montanaro
Presented by New England Public Media and the Springfield Public Forum

This much we know — Joe Biden is President-elect and Kamala Harris makes history as the first woman and the first person of color to be Vice President-elect. But questions abound.

Who will win the remaining undecided seats in the Senate? How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect voter turn-out? Did first-time voters make a difference?  How will the transition play out?

New England Public Media and the Springfield Public Forum present an open conversation on the future of our country and where we are headed in the wake of the election. Join NPR senior political correspondent Domenico Montanaro and Weekend "All Things Considered" host Michel Martin for “Election 2020: What’s Next?” NEPM’s Kari Njiiri is the moderator.

MEET MICHEL AND DOMENICO

Michel Martin is the weekend host of All Things Considered.  Michel came to NPR in 2006 and launched the NPR daily news and talk show Tell Me More. She joined NPR from ABC News, where she served as correspondent for Nightline from 1996 to 2006, reporting on congressional budget battles, the U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, racial profiling, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and more. Before joining ABC, Martin covered state and local politics for the Washington Post and national politics and policy at the Wall Street Journal, where she was White House correspondent. She has also been a regular panelist on the PBS series Washington Week. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Martin graduated cum laude from Radcliffe in 1980 and earned a Master of Arts from the Wesley Theological Seminary in 2016.

Domenico Montanaro is NPR's senior political editor/correspondent. Based in Washington, D.C., his work appears on air and online delivering analysis of the political climate in Washington and campaigns. He also helps edit political coverage. He joined NPR in 2015 and oversaw coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. PBS viewers will remember Domenico from his work with the PBS NewsHour, where he led domestic political and legal coverage, which included the 2014 midterm elections, the Supreme Court, and the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. A native of Queens, N.Y., Domenico earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.