MSU Denver Institute for Public Service, CLLARO and New Voice Strategies have taken the lead in creating this new format designed to engage and inspire the voters and leaders of tomorrow. The format will provide the 2022 Gubernatorial and U.S. Senate Campaigns with an opportunity to focus on proposed solutions, in a manner viewers find informative and engaging.
The Solution Studio borrows from the familiar genre of talent-show TV (e.g. The Voice, American Idol, or America’s Got Talent) that young Coloradans have grown up with. The candidates are invited to “audition” – one at a time – on the strength of their solutions to issues most important to students and young Coloradans, not on the cleverness of their soundbites, before a panel of four students. This is an opportunity for dialogue between a single candidate and real students facing real challenges in 2022 – away from the debate stage, political rally platform, and their opponents. You, the voter, will be able to watch these sessions in their entirety or in segments on various media outlets the week of October 17. You can then decide, for yourself, which candidates can explain what it takes to solve intractable or complicated problems.