Critical Issues in Debate: Paul Mabrey on the Madison Cup

Imagine a tournament where policy teams and parli teams meet to compete for prizes worth up to 5,000 dollars. Paul Mabrey, assistant director of the James Madison University Policy Debate Team, explains just such an event being hosted this week by JMU entitled the Madison Cup. Paul discusses the unique format of the tournament, the prize money, the debate space and also the intersection between live music and live debate. This is one of my favorite things I have done with the website. This year’s Madison Cup takes place this thursday.

click this link to downlaod this podcast in a format suitable for media players and devices mabrey on the madison cup

Click this link to watch the “final table” from the 2010 Madison Cup.

Thanks so much to Paul Mabrey. We will certainly be involving Paul in many more things with Putting the K in!

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