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Pop and Politics with Farai Chideya: What the Election Results Mean

Race, Rage, and Reconciliation after the Midterms

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

At WNYC's "The Green Space," Farai Chideya and guests spent the morning after the election discussing race, rage, reconciliation, and the midterm returns. Guests included Rosie Perez (Actor), Melissa Harris Perry (Princeton professor of Politics and African American Studies)  John Ridley (film director and NPR commentator), Reihan Salam (conservative Daily Beast commentator) and Todd Zwillich (Washington Correspondent for The Takeaway). 

This conversation will be broadcast on public radio stations on Thursday, November 4. See the schedule

Pop and Politics with Farai Chideya is a series of three radio specials looking at issues of race, rage, and reconciliation in the 2010 midterm elections. The programs, created by Pop and Politics, co-produced by WNYC, and distributed by American Public Media, will air on public radio stations around the country in late October and early November 2010.

Read the LIVE CHAT that followed the conversation. 


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Comments [1]

jfields from new york

Here comes the new boss. Same as the old boss. We will get fooled again, and again, and forever.<pb>

Nobody is talking about ending generational poverty. Nobody. Generationally poor are the fastest growing population segment, and they're already huge in number. They drain tremendous tax revenues.

If they were well educated they would be inventing industries, creating businesses, eliminating unemployment, paying taxes, eliminating the need for so many jails, prosecutors, social workers, free housing, free food, free medicine and our entire financial crisis would not exist.

Immigration policy also has to be changed, and changed immediately, to only let in well educated people who can also invent new industries and turn our export deficit into a surplus.

If you spend more than you earn, eventually you're bankrupt, in debt you can't get out of, and homeless. That's very nearly what America is today.

Nov. 03 2010 10:39 AM

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