Sacramento State Debate Director Dissects Governor Candidates' Debate Styles Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Kristen Tudor is the director of debate at Sacramento State.Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio In a debate, there are position statements on the issues, moments of calling out and taking on an opponent. The speaker has to explain and defend a viewpoint or an action, and there are factors like body language, voice tone, style and personality that can make a difference in how an argument is received by the audience. Kristen Tudor is the director of debate at Sacramento State and a lecturer in the Communication Studies Department. She joins Insight host Beth Ruyak in studio to talk about her reaction to Tuesday’s debate among the six leading candidates for California governor.