How Trump Won, Mixed-Race Marriage, Political Gender Gap
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 420
- Nov 10, 2016
- 1:41:50 mins
How Trump Won Guest: Jeremy Pope, PhD, Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, BYU; Michael Barber, PhD, Professor of Political Science, BYU There’s still a lot of head-scratching and finger-wagging over the election outcome. There will be for some time to come. But we have more clarity on the future than we did yesterday. So let’s get some analysis from a professor of political science at BYU. Mixed-Race Couples in America Guest: Ryan Gabriel, PhD, Professor of Sociology, BYU The new film Loving tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving. He was white, she was black. Their marriage was at the center of the landmark US Supreme Court case Loving vs. Virginia, some fifty years ago, challenging anti-miscegenation laws. They won, and mixed-race romance has become widely accepted in America. Pew Research analysis of Census data finds, that about 1 in 8 people who get married chose someone of a different race. Apple Seed Guest: Sam Payne, Host of BYUradio’s “The Apple Seed” Sam Payne joins us in the studio to share tales of tellers and stories. Tracking Ecstasy Through Prices Guest: Siddharth Chandra, PhD, Director of the Asian Studies Center, Professor of Economics, Michigan State University Among US teens and college students, a synthetic drug called MDMA is widespread. Ecstasy or Molly are the more common names and it’s known as a party drug because of its energizing and psychedelic effects. It’s a version of methamphetamine. It’s popular at night clubs, raves and music festivals. It’s also a bit of a puzzle for drug enforcement officials trying to intercept traffickers. How to Fix America’s Political Gender Gap Guest: Jessica Preece, PhD, Professor of Political Science, BYU Hillary Clinton came as close as a woman ever has to becoming President of the United States. Her failure cements, for another four years, America’s status on a shrinking list of global democracies that have never had a female head of state. Germany, Brazil, India, Britain and half of the world’s most populous nations have all had women in their highest political office. Looking down the ballot to US Congress and state legislatures, women hold fewer than a quarter of seats.