Meditations on a Bittersweet Election

Meditations on a Bittersweet Election

By WNYC Studios

Notes from America

Monday, 9 November

Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry joins Kai to discuss all of our complex feelings as Donald Trump’s presidency comes to an end.

More people voted in this presidential election than ever. But did it resolve anything? Are we any closer to being a truly multiracial democracy? And how do we feel about the United States and our place in it — after all that has happened? Listeners call in to answer these questions for themselves, as Kai and Melissa Harris-Perry try to take stock.

Drs. Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren are the hosts of The Nation’s System Check, a new 10-episode podcast uncovering the harmful systems operating under the hood of U.S. democracy.

The United States of Anxiety airs live every Sunday evening at 6 Eastern time. The podcast episodes are lightly edited from our live broadcasts. To catch all the action, stream the show on WNYC.org/anxiety or tell your smart speakers to play WNYC, each Sunday evening.

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