Campaign Music, Tear Gas, What It Means to Be American
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Jul 2, 2020 8:00 pm
- 1:44:36 mins
What Legal Right Does a Band Have to Demand the Trump Campaign Stop Playing Their Song? (0:32) Guest: John Tehranian, Founding Partner, One LLP Intellectual Property Law Firm, Paul W. Wildman Chair and Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School The Rolling Stones are threatening to sue the Trump Campaign if it doesn’t stop playing the band’s music at political rallies. Tom Petty, Neil Young, Elton John, R.E.M., Queen, Rihanna, Adele and lots of other artists have objected to their music playing at Trump Campaign events. What does the law say about that? Trump Campaign Music: You Can't Always Get What You Want; I Won't Back Down (10:30) Guest: Eric T. Kasper, PhD, JD, Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Co-editor of “You Shook Me All Campaign Long: Music in the 2016 Presidential Election and Beyond” Why is the Trump Campaign using a song at its rallies with a hook that says, "You can't always get what you want. But sometimes you get what you need."? Political scientist Eric Kasper says the song is an unorthodox choice, but makes sense for Trump as a candidate. We look at the power and politics of musical selections in presidential elections. How Safe is Tear Gas as Used by Police to Control Crowds? (21:17) Guest: Sven Eric Jordt, Professor of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, Duke University Anti-racism protests continue on a near-daily basis in cities around the country. They’re largely peaceful and generally without incident. In the first few weeks of the protests, thought, when tensions between police and demonstrators were particularly high, at least 100 law enforcement agencies used some form of tear gas on crowds, according to a New York Times count. That has prompted alarm among health experts who study the effects of tear gas. How Facial Recognition Technology Discriminates Against Minorities (37:27) Guest: Deborah Raji, Tech Fellow, AI Now Institute, New York University In the last few weeks, the biggest players in facial recognition technology have tapped the brakes. IBM said it’s abandoning the effort. Amazon announced a one-year moratorium on police departments using its system to identify suspects. Deborah Raji is one of the researchers who’s been calling for this moment for a long time because of how frequently facial recognition technology misidentifies people of color. From 1776-2020, Citizenship Has Always Been a Heated Debate in America (52:19) Guest: Douglas Bradburn, PhD, President & CEO, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Author of “The Citizenship Revolution” Independence Day in America. A day when many wave flags and sing anthems in celebration of their status as Americans. But if you’re a woman or a person of color and this was 1776, you couldn’t really call yourself American. You couldn’t vote, didn’t have many – if any – rights of citizenship. The Ongoing Struggle of Black Women to Claim Their Rights as Americans (1:08:17) Guests: Daina Ramey Berry, PhD, Oliver H. Radkey Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin; Kali Nicole Gross, PhD, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of History, Rutgers University, Authors of “A Black Women’s History of the United States” For much of American history, black women were excluded based on the double hurdles of race and gender. But the new book, “A Black Women’s History of the United States” makes clear, they used everything at their disposal to fight for the rights denied them. Immigration Law and the Definition of “White” (1:27:53) Guest: David-James (DJ) Gonzales, PhD, assistant professor of history, Brigham Young University Who gets to call themselves “American” has been a matter of dispute since the nation’s founding – and remains so today with debates over immigration law. The Trump Administration has implemented a number of policies aimed at restricting who can come to the United States legally and who can become a citizen once here.