The United States of Anxiety: Building a Multiracial Democracy in 2020
From WNYC Studios in New York City, The United States of Anxiety is a show about the unfinished business of our history and its grip on our future. Underlying almost every disagreement, every fervent debate as we approach the 2020 election is one basic question: Who is America for? This is an old question. Many of the political and social arguments we’re having now started in the aftermath of the Civil War, when Americans set out to do something no other country had tried before -- to build the world’s first interracial democracy. Host Kai Wright and team tried to connect the dots between the debates of the late 19th century and questions being discussed today. They told stories about people who are trying to make the radical ideas behind America real in their lives now.
The podcast, "Paralysis at the Crossroads," includes some content from this event.
About WNYC Studios:
WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab; On the Media; Nancy; Death, Sex & Money; Snap Judgment; Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others.
January 28, 2020
We are grateful for the support of our campus and community partners:
UI African American Council; UI Center for Diversity and Enrichment; UI Department of Communication Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS); UI Department of English, CLAS; UI Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies; UI Department of History, CLAS; UI Department of Political Science, CLAS; UI Latina/Latino Studies Program, CLAS; Obermann Center for Advanced Studies; UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication, CLAS