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With Larry Sabato, Kyle Kondik, and Geoff Skelley
Hosted by Lewis Reining from the studios of WTJU

The Crystal Ball brings you weekly political analysis from the UVA Center for Politics. From the conventions to Election Day, The Crystal Ball features clear-eyed election news, analysis, and projections in a concise package. This program is FREE to stations and listeners.

Look for it here every Monday after 12:30pm Eastern, from September 10 through November 5.

About the UVA Center for Politics:

The Center for Politics was founded in 1998 by Larry J. Sabato at the University of Virginia to overcome the notion that politics thwarts the proper function of government. Politics makes public policy more vibrant and makes bureaucracies more responsive. Since the Center’s inception it has established annual conferences, publications, programs, and curricula to advance democracy around the world and to equip people to better understand politics and government.

The website version of The Crystal Ball ( is a project of the UVA Center for Politics, and it has been a leader in accurately predicting elections since its inception. In 2004, the Crystal Ball notched a 99 percent accuracy rate in predicting all races for House, Senate, Governor and each state’s Electoral College outcome. 2008 was yet another banner year, as the Crystal Ball came the closest of any national prognosticator in predicting the results of the presidential race, while achieving a 100 percent accuracy rating by correctly predicting the result of every single gubernatorial and Senate race across the country. The Crystal Ball is re-tuned and geared up for the exciting 2012 presidential election season.

About WTJU:
WTJU has been the University of Virginia’s radio station since 1957. WTJU presents the University and surrounding community with the finest musical programming spanning many musical genres: classical, jazz, rock, folk, world, and more. WTJU also features news and talk about local, national, and international issues.

WTJU is owned and operated by the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia.
The opinions expressed by announcers or guests on WTJU are not necessarily the opinions of WTJU or the University of Virginia.