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Science On The Campaign Trail

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The presidential election campaign is littered with claims from candidates about the economy, health care and immigration.

Claims on topics like climate change continue to be politicized, yet candidates are talking about these issues more. But with an increase in discussion comes a need to check facts.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Eugene Kiely, executive director of FactCheck.org, Sheril Kirshenbaum, executive director of ScienceDebate.org

, and Bill Adair, creator of Politifact, about the need for fact-checking scientific claims in politics.

The guests participate in a panel sponsored by the N.C. Science Festival called "Science on the Campaign Trail" at 7 p.m. tonight in at The Frontier at Research Triangle Park.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.