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As Greens Nominate Stein For President, Party Aims For Longer-Term Success

Delegates of the Green Party met at the University of Houston on Saturday (Aug. 6, 2016) to nominate Dr. Jill Stein as their presidential candidate. The Green Party is one of a few so-called “third parties” that have sought to make inroads in recent election cycles, with varying success. Today, we hear from two key […]

Delegate Herb Gonzales (at microphone) of San Antonio casts Texas' votes at the Green Party presidential nominating convention at the University of Houston. (Photo: Andrew Schneider, Houston Public Media)Delegates of the Green Party met at the University of Houston on Saturday (Aug. 6, 2016) to nominate Dr. Jill Stein as their presidential candidate.

The Green Party is one of a few so-called “third parties” that have sought to make inroads in recent election cycles, with varying success.

Today, we hear from two key Green Party members: Stein and Green Party co-chair Paul Pipkin discuss their party, why the convention this weekend was in Houston and what they see as the goals and future of parties like theirs, as they seek to challenge the century-long dominance of Republicans and Democrats.

(Above: Delegate Herb Gonzales (at microphone) of San Antonio casts Texas' votes at the Green Party presidential nominating convention at the University of Houston. Photo: Andrew Schneider, Houston Public Media)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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