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Which side are you on? Politics vs. pop culture

caption: Participants at KUOW's That's Debatable at MoPop
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Participants at KUOW's That's Debatable at MoPop
KUOW Photo/Kristin Leong

The second installment of the KUOW live series, That’s Debatable, dives deep, Oxford-style, into the question of how popular culture and politics affect each other today. The proposition up for debate: “Politics is ruining pop culture.”

Arguing for the proposition: Melanie McFarland, TV critic for, and Mellina White Cusack, digital marketing professional and author of The Seattle Conservative blog.

Arguing against the proposition: Daudi Abe, Professor, writer and hip hop historian, and Jennifer K. Stuller, pop culture historian and co-founder of GeekGirlCon

This event took place at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop) on September 19.

KUOW’s Zaki Hamid and Kristin Leong served as hosts. Robert Jacobs-Springer recorded the debate.

Please note: these talks contain unedited language of an adult nature.

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