Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Following his victory in South Carolina, Donald Trump’s support in the south seems like it is all but locked down, but what will happen when the fight moves to the industrial battleground states that ring the Great Lakes.  According to John Nichols, the Washington Correspondent for The Nation, this is exactly the place where the billionaire developers pledges to protect jobs and change trade policies could win over blue-collar workers and create serious problems for the Democrats in 2016.  John joins me today on the show to talk all about Donald Trump’s appeal with white blue-collar workers and why his form of populism is extremely dangerous for the country.  You can also follow John on twitter.

Throughout the years presidents have been commemorated for all kinds of accomplishments whether it’s for making a monumental address or getting stuck in the bath tub as did William Howard Taft. In his new book Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of our Nation’s Leaders Brady Carlson, a reporter and host for New Hampshire Public Radio, delves into the death stories of our nation’s leaders and odd ways society chooses to memorialize them. The book takes a look at the way presidents become larger than life figures and are preserved as wax dummies, Halloween costumes, or even bobblehead dolls that sit on desks all over the US. Brady joins me today to talk all about the book and the curious ways presidents are remembered.  You can also follow Brady on twitter.

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