Monday, September 14, 2015
With Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis grabbing headlines across the country it seems that Kentucky is increasingly in the news these days; however one story in particular coming out of the state has been largely ignored by national media and pollsters. In November, Kentucky will hold its gubernatorial election and the results of this off year election could mean striking changes for the Bluegrass State and its extremely successful state run health insurance exchange which has provided more than 500,000 Kentuckians with affordable health insurance. Joining me today to discuss the upcoming election and how a millionaire Tea Party candidate named Matt Bevin wants to deny affordable healthcare to hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians is Emily Atkin a political reporter for ThinkProgress. You can also follow Emily on twitter!
When President Obama was first elected, many Americans hoped that it would open up dialogue about race in this country and lead us to address many of the wrongs of our past and allow us to move forward as a nation. However, to the disappointment and disillusionment of many of his supporters this did not happen, and in many regards the just the opposite took place. In her new book Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clinton's, and the Racial Divide Joy-Ann Reid argues that in order to understand why this happened, you need to examine the complicated relationship between Barack Obama and the Clinton’s, and how their varied approaches to the race issue parallel the challenges facing the Democratic party itself. Joy-Ann joins me today in studio to talk all about the book and how race can affect the crucial 2016 election and the future of America itself. You can also follow Joy-Ann on twitter.
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