Former Missouri politician Jeff Smith and assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University Tom Orgorzalek sit with Dorian Warren to discuss the mayoral election in Chicago. Orgorzalek breaks down what the race means for Chuy Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Ferguson and Chicago have both dealt with recent social moments and now have elections coming up around the same time. Wesley Lowery focuses on the question of who will turn out to vote in both cities and who will be mobilized by the recent social unrest.
Dorian Warren breaks down the descriptive and substantive representation of Ferguson, Missouri. Wesley Lowery, Jeff Smith, and Tom Ogorzalek discuss whether or not it is a symbolic victory that a new councilman in Ferguson, Missouri will be African-American.
Dorian Warren asks our guests Tom Ogorzale and Jeff Smith what their top reads are. Ogorzale breaks down the social construction of a gentrifying neighborhood, and redefining identities and boundaries in inequality. Smith talks about upcoming books about social research and his love for the book “What Unions No Longer Do,” which connects income inequality to the demise of labor unions.