Veterans Under Trump, #NotMyPresident, Wilmington's Whitelash
November 10, 2016•48 min
Asha Castleberry and Daniel Cortez are two veterans from very different backgrounds with very different military pasts. On Veteran's Day, they discuss Trump, ISIS, and the veteran experience. Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke yesterday about the military under new leadership. That conversation continues today, as Mullen talks about unemployment, post traumatic stress, and a broken Department of Veterans Affairs that is slow on providing care to those who need it. Yesterday's segment with the Alt-Right blogger Paul Ramsey drew a lot of feedback. Some were glad to hear that perspective, others not so much. Listeners call in to comment. #NotMyPresident is trending on social media as thousands across the country marched through the streets in several cities to disavow President-elect Donald Trump. Listeners share their thoughts about the #NotMyPresident movement today on The Takeaway. Rafer Guzman, a film critic for Newsday, talks about Arrival, Almost Christmas, and Hacksaw Ridge for this week's movie segment. Deep in the post-Civil War South, Wilmington, North Carolina was considered to be a "black mecca." But the African American community found themselves the targets of the only successful coup d'etat in American history: The Wilmington Race Riots of November 1898. Christopher Everett discusses his new documentary out this week, "Wilmington on Fire." Peter Yarrow, folk singer and songwriter and founding member of Peter, Paul, and Mary, his daughter Bethany Yarrow, and her boyfriend renowned cellist Rufus Cappadocia recently recorded a song called "Lift Us Up," which they perform performed in-studio. It's as much as call to action as it is a call to better understand each other, an appeal towards basic empathy.