12/16/16 International Business Times-UK “In the Field”
Melissa Deckman, chair of the Department of Political Science, talks with Orlando Crowcroft of the International Business Times UK podcast “In the Field” about America’s reaction in the weeks since Donald Trump was elected president. She says diehard Democrats are still in shock at what has happened, while even Republicans who had been against Trump are now backing him because of the opportunities they have with a Republican in office. She also discusses Trump’s cabinet picks, and the surge in hate speech and the voice of white nationalists.
Editor Jehanne Dubrow interviews Jeannine Hall Gailey, a contributor to the inaugural issue of Cherry Tree. In her latest poetry collection, The Robot Scientist’s Daughter (Mayapple Press, 2015), Jeannine Hall Gailey examines the impact of nuclear research on the American landscape, family history, and the self. The book makes science intimate and personal, close as a father, the history of the atom a frightening fairy tale told to a little girl at bedtime.