Guest: Katherine Cramer, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, UW-Madison
As we head to the inauguration of our 45th President, Donald Trump, many wonder how did this happen? Professor Kathy Cramer is one of the best people to ask as for almost a decade she crisscrossed Wisconsin trying to get inside the minds of small town and rural voters. Her research was published in her 2016 book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker. It is many of these same people that put Wisconsin in the red column and gave our ten electoral votes to Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election.
On this program, Kathy Cramer revisits her conversations and discusses the reasons the people she interviewed feel that they lack power, economic fairness, and respect. She addresses the question: What do we need to know about each other to begin to unite a very divided country?