Some consider it a privilege. Others consider it a right.

It’s the opportunity to vote in a democratic society. The chance to make a difference.

Find out what voting means to eight people who have lived very different lives in the 2008 election radio series “My Life. My Vote.” Beginning Oct. 7, you can hear a new segment of this month-long series on WUOT every Tuesday and Thursday during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Following each broadcast, the audio of that episode will be posted on this website. Click on the photo to listen.

The interviews recorded for the “My Life. My Vote.” radio series will form the cornerstone of a research archive that ultimately will feature 100 interviews at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

About the project

Listen to Matt on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, from Nov. 2