Thorne Dreyer’s guests for this postmortem analysis of the 2016 presidential election and the ascendance of Donald J. Trump are Austin American-Statesman chief political writer Jonathan Tilove, and Glenn W. Smith, Democratic consultant and Rag Radio political analyst. We discuss the unprecedented rise of Trump and Trumpism, and how progressives can respond to the — shall we say — challenging development.
Political journalist Jonathan Tilove was a Washington correspondent for the New Orleans Times-Picayune from 2008 to 2012, and before that covered race and immigration issues for Newhouse News Service for 18 years.
Prominent Democratic consultant Glenn Smith is an op-ed columnist for the Austin American-Statesman and a former political reporter for the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Post. Smith, director of Progress Texas PAC, managed Ann Richards’ winning 1990 Texas gubernatorial campaign. This is the 12th time Glenn has appeared on Rag Radio to help us understand what’s happening in politics.
Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The host and producer of Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, is a prominent Austin-based activist and writer who was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement. The show’s engineer and co-producer is Tracey Schulz and the staff photographer is Roger Baker. The syndicated show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP in Austin, is streamed live at Radio Free America, and is later rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., on Houston Pacifica’s KPFT HD-3 90.1-FM, and by KKRN, 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA — and is a featured podcast at Veterans Today. All Rag Radio podcasts can be found at the Internet Archive. Contact: [email protected].