MPR Connects

MPR Connects! The Current Political Climate 2022

with guest Domenico Montanaro, NPR Senior Political Editor and hosted by Mike Mulcahy, MPR News Editor

Attend MPR Connects! and learn a bit about Domenico  – NPR’s Senior Political Editor/Correspondent on their Washington desk - his background, how he became interested in politics and ended up in his current job.  Mike and Domenico will engage in an interesting and lively dialogue on the current political climate with topics ranging from the President’s record and approval ratings to the situation in Ukraine, 2022 mid-term elections, the Supreme Court – and more.

Join us for a fascinating dive into the complex world of current national and state politics and insights from people deeply engaged in covering the topic.

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. CT
Tickets: Register now for this free virtual event


Domenico Montanaro
Domenico Montanaro of NPR
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Domenico Montanaro

Domenico Montanaro is NPR's senior political editor/correspondent, Washington desk. 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.

Montanaro joined NPR in 2015 and oversaw coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, including for broadcast and digital.

Before joining NPR, Montanaro served as political director and senior producer for politics and law at PBS NewsHour. There, he led domestic political and legal coverage, which included the 2014 midterm elections, the Supreme Court, and the unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

Prior to PBS NewsHour, Montanaro was deputy political editor at NBC News, where he covered two presidential elections and reported and edited for the network's political blog, "First Read." He has also worked at CBS News, ABC News, The Asbury Park Press in New Jersey, and taught high school English.

Montanaro earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Mike Mulcahy

Mike Mulcahy
Mike Mulcahy
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Mike Mulcahy is MPR News’ political editor. As political editor, Mike heads a team of reporters who cover state politics and policy for MPR’s statewide network of radio stations and He writes the daily Capitol View newsletter and hosts Politics Friday on the radio every week during campaign season. Mike has extensive experience covering Minnesota politics for MPR and public television.  A Minnesota native, Mulcahy covered his first legislative session in 1989.

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