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This edition: Politics and Activism in the U.S.: Resistance Across Geographies & Identities

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 1, 2017.

First aired: March 6, 2017.

Moderator Bob Liff and a panel of experts and activists discuss forms of resistance to political policies coming out of the White House. Can protest movements emerging in 2017 stop federal initiatives on immigration and civil rights? Can cities and states push back against Trump-led policies that compromise their citizens' safety and longstanding commitments to social justice? Can any of these cultural or intergovernmental resistance efforts sustain themselves against a powerful White House and a President who claims a far-reaching mandate during the next four years? Can traditional journalists hold the President accountable in an age of social media?

Guest List

Debbie Almontaser Board President, Muslim Community Network

Jose Davila Vice President, Policy and Government Relations, Hispanic Federation

Lonnie Isabel Senior Lecturer, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Marc V. Shaw Chair, Advisory Board, Institute of State & Local Governance, CUNY