This Sunday, 9/23/18, and next Sunday, 9/30/18, WHQR will run special programming. On both dates, Neil Conan hosts “The Democracy Test” from Truth, Politics and Power at 2pm. Poltical Junkie will run at 3pm.
Truth, Politics and Power is a public radio broadcast and podcast with NPR veteran Neal Conan that brings the kind of thinking and conversation we need to understand the changing landscape of American politics and its implications.
The fabric of America’s democracy is being challenged on multiple fronts: bitter partisan disputes, economic inequality, divisions between different parts of the country, gerrymandering and voter suppression, the dysfunction of Congress ceding powers to the President, and a collapse of trust in many institutions, especially government. Is our democracy at risk?
Longtime Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan and political historian Heather Richardson Cox explore the state of our democracy this election season with a new, six-part series, available for broadcast beginning September 21. “The Democracy Test” from Truth, Politics and Power traces examples of similar, and often more dangerous challenges in American history, how our democracy survived them, and what we might do to solve our current difficulties.