In this episode host Cat Brooks talks Trump with Jennifer Merolla, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside and co-author of the new book Framing Immigrants: News Coverage, Public Opinion, and Policy.
About the book:
While undocumented immigration is controversial, the general public is largely unfamiliar with the particulars of immigration policy. Given that public opinion on the topic is malleable, to what extent do mass media shape the public debate on immigration? Drawing from original voter surveys, Framing Immigrants shows that how the media frames immigration has significant consequences for public opinion and has implications for the passage of new immigration policies.
and Melanye Price, Associate Professor of Africana Studies & Political Science at Rutgers University in New Jersey, whose new book is The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race.
About the book:
The Race Whisperer analyzes the manner in which Barack Obama uses race strategically to engage with and win the loyalty of potential supporters. The book uses examples from Obama’s campaigns and presidency to demonstrate his ability to authentically tap into notions of blackness and whiteness to appeal to particular constituencies, while arguing for a more complex reading of race in the age of Obama, and breaking new ground in the study of race and politics, public opinion, and political campaigns.
then, Philip Maldari speaks with the two candidates for the California’s 11th State Senate seat, Jane Kim and Scott Wiener, about their respective platforms, and political differences.