Episode 8: Where Are We Now?

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Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump cheer as they watch election returns during an election night rally, Nov. 8, 2016, New York

So, here we are. The race is over and Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States.

WNYC Studios and The Nation take the temperature of the country following the unprecedented election of a consummate political outsider.

WNYC’s Arun Venugopal checks-in with Trump supporter Patty Dwyer and gauges her reaction on a come-from-behind political victory that shook the world. The Nation's Julianne Hing reports from Arizona, where the defeat of long-standing anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio is nonetheless tempered by the elevation of Donald Trump.

Plus, Matt Katz and Chris Arnade return to the white working-class voters who propelled Trump to the White House. And Stephen Nessen returns to Patchogue to find out how a community that was nearly torn apart by anti-immigrant violence learned to heal and what they're bracing for in Donald Trump's America.

Listen to The United States of Anxiety on WNYC, airing Thursday evenings at 7pm, and stay tuned for a live call-in.

Episode Contributors:

Kai Wright

Arun Venugopal

Stephen Nessen

Julianne Hing

Matt Katz

Karen Frillmann

Joseph Capriglione

Music Playlist

  1. United States of Anxiety Theme

    Artist: Nathan Halpern
  2. Story Four - Fellows

    Artist: Blue Dot Sessions
    Album: Story Four
  3. Dark Matter

    Artist: Podington Bear
    Album: Thoughtful
  4. Black Ballots

    Artist: Blue Dot Sessions
    Album: Union Hall
  5. Stingray - Dangerous Thought

    Artist: Blue Dot Sessions
    Album: Stingray
  6. Balti

    Artist: Blue Dot Sessions
    Album: K2
  7. The Summit

    Artist: Blue Dot Sessions
    Album: K2