The RNC in Tampa is closing out

Larry Mantle interviews Tom Brokaw at the 2012 Republican National Convention

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Larry Mantle interviews Tom Brokaw at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Republican National Convention

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AirTalk's Larry Mantle prepares to go on air, live at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Republican National Convention

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Larry Mantle talks super PACs with Karl Rove's American Crossroads Comm. Director, Jonathan Collegio as producers Gina Delvac and Karen Fritsche listen.

Republican National Convention

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Todd Zwillich, producer on WNYC's The Takeaway asks AirTalk host Larry Mantle to record a message for his sister, a longtime fan living in Venice Beach, Calif.

Larry Mantle interviews Antonio Villaraigosa at RNC

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AirTalk host Larry Mantle interviews Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on Aug. 27, 2012.

Former California Governor Pete Wilson poses for a picture with AirTalk's Larry Mantle

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Former California Governor Pete Wilson poses for a picture with AirTalk's Larry Mantle at the 2012 Republican National Convention on Aug. 28, 2012.

Rep. Darrell Issa Republican National Convention

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Rep. Darrell Issa sits down for an interview with AirTalk's Larry Mantle at the 2012 Republican National Convention.


Our trip to the RNC in Tampa is coming to a close, but we’ve spent time with so many interesting people that our memories will stay strong.  We hope you’ve enjoyed the photos, tweets, and blog postings that have expanded our coverage beyond what we provide live on the air two hours a day.

This is the first political convention where KPCC has used multiple ways of bringing you here without time off from work or having to take a plane ride.  There are many great stories to tell and people to share.  We trust our photos give you a more complete sense of how much goes on at a massive convention like this.

For KPCC journalists, it’s particularly exciting to interact with you in these new ways.  We welcome your tweets and retweets (@AirTalk), comments on our blog postings (www.kpcc.org/blogs/politics), and feedback on our “AirTalk” segment pages. 

All this helps create a real-time way to connect listeners and users of social media in one big conversation.  We hope you enjoy taking part in the convention with us, as much we enjoy sharing it with you.

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