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Focusing on issues, not tweets, Raw Story and AlterNet’s Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk politics with academics, newsmakers and progressive journalists.

March 27, 2016

March 26, 2016 Show: Behind the Rise of Trump; Islamophobia and Islamic Terror

This week, we're joined by Clare Malone, senior political reporter for FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver's home for wayward nerds. Malone looked at some of the competing theories for what's behind Trump's rise, and then went and talked to some Trump supporters to see how they matched up.

Then we'll talk to Ali Gharib about the outpouring of rank Islamophobia from the GOP primaries, and how it signals a party that's going off the rails and losing the message. Gharib wrote about that for The Guardian this week.

Finally, we'll speak with Akbar Ahmed, a former Pakistani ambassador in the UK who is now a professor at American University's School of International Service. Ahmed has been studying the differences between American Muslims and Europe's Muslim communities, and his insights go a long way toward explaining the domestic terror problem Europe faces today.

Playlist:
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs: "El Matador"
Kacey Musgraves: "Follow Your Arrow"
Melanie Durrant: "Bang Bang"
Atlas Sound: "Walk a Thin Line"


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