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EllisonReport Nov 11: #JLive; Outsiders; #CollegeRacism; Happy Candidates; #TaleofTwoBlackCities

Outsider Candidates
Outsider Candidates vs. Insider Candidates

This week’s installment of The ER: creativity, music and education in the modern economy. Comparing, contrasting outsider/insider candidates and new polling on black face. Examining youth political engagement and voting rights today as opposed to yesterday. And: why are presidential candidates having fun on the campaign trail? Racial isolation on college campuses, why that’s important. ER talks with Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC).   

Hip hop’s J-Live (@realjlive) talks creativity and music in the new economic landscape and modern educational challenges.  And why should we be so concerned with the price of water? (Listen at 1:07)

YouGov’s Will Jordan (@williamjordann) examines recent polling and offers take on the differences between outsider and insider candidates. What’s that mean and why is it so important to the electorate? Plus: a majority of whites still like “black face” (Listen at 11:57)

Ohio State University’s Hasan Jeffries (@ProfJeffries) discusses youth political engagement, why you shouldn’t sleep on it and how lack of it isn’t completely their fault.  Is there a Tale of Two Black Cities? And: a look at voting rights mobilization then compared to now. (Listen at 20:22)

Author Lawrence Ross (@alpha1906) explains why the racial isolation on college campuses is really that important. How bad is that trend? (Listen at 29:23)

Cato Institute’s Gene Healy (@GeneHealy) argues why presidential candidates shouldn’t be having fun on the campaign trail. Why the cry for happy candidates creates a dangerous political precedent. Do presidents have too much power because of a personality crisis? (Listen at 34:01)

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) (@OfficialCBC) offers his assessment of the first weeks of Paul Ryan’s tenure as House Speaker. The threats from voting suppression and assaults on the Affordable Care Act. And: how much did Democrats drop the ball in last week’s elections? (Listen at 46:41)

ER 11.11.15 Edition Team:

Charles D. Ellison – Host & Executive Producer

Andre Melton – Producer, WEAA 88.9 FM

D.L. Chandler – Senior Producer

ER Music Credits

Witness Dub” - Roots Manuva (opening)

Braggin’ Writes” – J-Live

Acid Raindrops (instrumental)” – People Under the Stairs

Warm Currents” – J-Live

Only Love” – Midnite (ft. Dezarie)

You” – Atmosphere

Montara” – Madlib

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