Thursday, September 01, 2016

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Noah Michelson, the Voices Editorial Director and Executive Editor of Queer Voices at The Huffington Post, and the co-host of the Love + Sex Podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines over at Queer Voices. You can also follow Noah on twitter.

Yesterday, Donald Trump visited the Mexican President and then gave what was billed as a major speech on his Immigration policy in Phoenix, AZ.  Joining me today to talk all about the speech, the Clinton Campaign’s response to it, and Donald Trump’s very poor ratings among Latino Americans is Jorge Silva who is the Director of Hispanic Media at Hillary for America and was formerly the Senior Advisor and Press Secretary for Hispanic Media for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The study of political history with a focus on elections and elected officials, policy and policy making, parties and party politics was once a dominant, if not the dominant, pursuit of American historians in academia.  However, today there seems to be a crisis in the profession with fewer and fewer scholars building their careers on studying the political process; but what are the ramifications of this trend and why is knowledge of our political past so important?  Joining me today to talk all about the importance of studying and teaching political history is Fredrik Logevall who is a professor of history and international affairs at Harvard and who co-wrote an Op-Ed on the subject for The New York Times with Kenneth Osgood who is a professor of history at the Colorado School of Mines.

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