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Former VP Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.


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California Sen. Kamala Harris will be on the ticket with Joe Biden in November. Four states had primaries yesterday, and two had runoffs. Georgia and Wisconsin appear to have improved since last time.

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GRAPHIC: You've earned a say
GRAPHIC: You've earned a say
September 18, 2012

DENVER - AARP is kicking off a statewide tour of Colorado today, aimed at helping people understand the issues in the November election and encouraging them to vote. It's all part of the the AARP Main Street You've Earned a Say outreach effort, a national campaign designed to bring the discussion of the future of Medicare and Social Security from the halls of Washington to the streets of cities and towns across the country.

Morrie Smile, state director of Colorado AARP, says they're reaching beyond the over-50 crowd, by using real-life examples that directly affect families.

"I have an 18-year-old and a 21-year-old, and their eyes glaze over until I explain to them that their grandmother's back surgery cost $100,000."

And she reminds them that it was Medicare that picked up the bulk of that cost.

Smile says part of the outreach includes an analysis of the policy positions now swirling around in Washington, set forth by both left- and right-leaning think tanks.

"We're working with both Heritage and Brookings. And what they're doing is analyzing what the different proposals are, and they're giving their pros and their cons."

She says that gives people a balanced way of getting information. AARP will also be one of the sponsors of the first presidential debate, to be held October 3 on the University of Denver campus.

The state tour begins today in Grand Junction. And on the 26th, the "You've Earned a Say" interactive trailer will be at Denver University to hold a multi-generational pre-election discussion on the issues. To sign up to speak on the 26th or for more information, call 1-877-926-8300.

The You've Earned a Say website is at www.aarp.org.

Video of the tour can be found at youtu.be/p_qkU1CXIn8.

Kathleen Ryan, Public News Service - CO