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Your Call: Hard lessons of 2016 election

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Protests errupt after Donald Trump is elected Preisdent

 

On the November 10th edition of Your Call, we discuss lessons of 2016 for progressives in electoral politics.  

With a Trump Presidency and Republican control in both the House and Senate, liberals in Washington will be marginal to an extent they haven't been since the 1920s.  What should people on the left who want to win elections learn from what just happened?  It's Your Call, with Matt Martin, and you.

Guests:

Ian Haney López, chaired professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley and author of Dog Whistle Politics, How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class

Thomas J. Sugrue, professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at NYU and author of Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race

Web Resources:

Dog Whistle Politics, How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class

Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race

The Guardian: Donald Trump is moving to the White House, and liberals put him there

Washington Post: How Donald Trump did it, in 5 images

Bloomberg: Inside the Trump Bunker with Days to go

New York: In Hindsight, Trump’s Best Campaign Strategy Might Have Been to Not Campaign at All

 
The Washington Post: It’s not chaos. It’s Trump’s campaign strategy.

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.