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On AirTalk today: Fact-checking Paul Ryan's speech, views from the RNC frontlines

View from inside the Republican National Convention as VP candidate Paul Ryan delivered his speech on Aug. 29, 2012.
View from inside the Republican National Convention as VP candidate Paul Ryan delivered his speech on Aug. 29, 2012. Gina Delvac/KPCC

We’re busy prepping for this morning’s program, re-confirming and making last minute contact with guests for our first hour at 10 a.m. 

I just finished highlighting the audio clips of the Ryan and Rice speeches from last night. 

I thought both were beautifully crafted speeches and well-delivered. However, we’ll start out by looking at Ryan’s claims and checking their accuracy. We’ll also follow up on the theme of “American Exceptionalism” in Rice’s speech. It’s a huge issue for Republicans and a potential emphasis for the Presidential campaign, moving forward.

Later in the 10 a.m. hour, we’ll look at the Romney/Ryan tax plan and debate its impact on government spending and the deficit. 

I’ll also share with you the odd vibe last night in the Ybor City restaurant/nightclub district. 

Producer Lauren Osen and I had dinner at the city’s best-known restaurant, but we were shocked by what we saw as we walked the district after eating.

I’ll talk with you at ten.

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