Post-Election News; Motives of Rural Americans; How Logic Shapes Motivation

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President-elect Donald Trump.

Coming up on today's show:

  • As the world adjusts to the news that the next president of the United States will be Donald Trump, Heather McGhee, President of Demos Action, discusses the day's post-election political news.
  • Listeners call in to discuss how their weekend spiritual and religious congregations talked about the results of Tuesday's elections.
  • Kathy Cramer, poli-sci professor and the director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service at University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses what she’s learned about the ideals and motives of rural Americans, who propelled Donald Trump to the White House, from her extensive interviews with these communities in Wisconsin.
  • Dan Ariely, behavioral economist at Duke University and the author of Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations (Simon & Schuster/ TED, 2016), shares a behavioral economist's take on the science of motivation.
  • Robert Jones, writer and winner of the 2014 Black Weblog Award for Best LGBT Blog, Kicks off a week of converstaions about the discomfort of living in a radicalized America.