3/14: A Look Ahead to Opening Day

By John Sparks With Major League Baseball’s opening day less than a month away, the countdown to the regular season has begun.  What can baseball fans make of the change in the playoff system?  And, who has the best chances of winning this year?  Sports journalist and Marist Poll Contributor Len Berman offered his insight […]

3/6: Taking the Pulse of the Economy

By John Sparks Is the U.S. economy really in a recovery?  What about gas prices, and what role could the economy play in this election year?  Associate Editor of Barron’s, Michael Santoli, spoke with The Marist Poll’s John Sparks about this and more.  Listen to the interview below. John Sparks Michael, some folks are saying […]

2/23: The Latest on the GOP Race

By John Sparks Where does the race for the Republican nomination stand?  What are the chances of a brokered convention?  And, who has the best odds against President Barack Obama?   The Marist Poll’s John Sparks visits with Marist Poll Analyst and syndicated political columnist Carl Leubsdorf who writes a weekly column for The Dallas […]

10/31: The Candidate’s Spouse on the Campaign Trail

By John Sparks Presidential candidates willingly step into the political spotlight, but their spouses are, sometimes, reluctant participants.  What is the role of a candidate’s spouse on the campaign trail?  Historically, how important have they been?  Veteran news correspondent Bonnie Angelo discusses this topic with the Marist Poll’s John Sparks. John Sparks Bonnie, we’re in […]

10/11: A Look at the Republican Contest for the Presidency

By John Sparks The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary are just months away.  With so much attention given to these early contests, what are the implications for the current field of Republican candidates?  The Marist Poll’s John Sparks speaks about this issue, the contest on the national level, and President Barack Obama’s re-election strategy […]

7/21: Baseball Thrown Out as America’s Pastime?

By John Sparks Has baseball lost its place as America’s pastime?  CBS Sports broadcaster Verne Lundquist, who admits he’s lost enthusiasm for baseball, talks to the Marist Poll’s John Sparks about why and shares his thoughts, both, on the proposed realignment of the American and National Leagues and this year’s pennant races. John Sparks Verne, […]

6/13: The 2012 Republican Field

By John Sparks Election Day 2012 is more than a year away, but for Republicans, the contest to find a candidate to oppose President Barack Obama is in full swing.  What should GOP candidates be doing now?  Which issues will be relevant, and where do the candidates stand?  The Marist Poll’s John Sparks speaks with […]

1/20: Baby Boomers’ Reality: An Interview

By John Sparks The largest explosion in population for the United States occurred in the years just following the end of World War II.  Known as the Baby Boomer Generation, this group has been the largest demographic of the American population and has been the driving force of the economy ever since.  In the second […]

12/20: Kids and Cell Phones

By John Sparks When should a child be given his/her own cell phone?  Who is the phone really for — the parent or the child?  What rules and restrictions should be placed on the phone’s use? The Marist Poll’s John Sparks speaks with Marist Poll Contributor Carol Ann Riddell about the plusses and minuses of […]

12/2: “The 25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time”

By John Sparks Sports journalist and Marist Poll Contributor Len Berman has stirred up a little controversy in his new book, The 25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time.  Find out what the fuss is about in his interview with the Marist Poll’s John Sparks. John Sparks Len, you had to have opened up a […]