America Are We Ready is a series of national call-ins that opens up space for listeners and callers from everywhere to talk and hear one another against the backdrop of the big primary and caucus nights. Now, halfway through the primary season, WSKG is airing four additional hours of national call-in to set aside this year’s horserace, and continue the dialogue on important issues.
WNYC’s Brian Lehrer (The Brian Lehrer Show) and Kai Wright (The United States of Anxiety) will ask callers from around the country to join in broad, good faith, inclusive discussions on key personal questions facing the country this election year. All of these shows will be at 8:00 pm EST.
Monday, March 30 America: Are We Ready To Identify? If you’re a voter this year, how are the ways you identity informing your choice?
Tuesday, March 31 America: Are We Ready To Defend Democracy? How much do you think democracy is expanding or being weakened in the U.S. and how much will that inform your vote?
Wednesday, April 1 America, We Ready to be Counted? On “Census Day” what’s the biggest change in the last ten years that’s affected both your politics and your life?
Thursday, April 2 America: Are We Ready To Face Our Fears? What makes you anxious about life in America today, and how much do you look to politics to provide relief?
Saturday, Feb 29th, 6:00-7:00 pm: America, Are We Ready? South Carolina Edition
Description: The first primary in the South and the first with significant African American representation, South Carolina is a key test for the Democratic hopefuls. Host Brian Lehrer and his guests and callers from around the country talk to each other about what’s at stake and how they’re deciding which candidate to support.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 7:00-8:00 pm: America, Are We Ready? Super Tuesday Edition
Description: With roughly one-third of the nation voting in primaries this day, the stakes are high for the remaining nominees. As everyone awaits the results from the voting, host Brian Lehrer and his guests and callers from around the country talk to each other about what so many voting on one day means for democracy and the eventual outcome of how we pick our presidents.
Tuesday, March 10th, 7:00-8:00 pm: Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Washington
Description: Roughly halfway through the delegate selection process, host Brian Lehrer and his guests and callers from around the country talk to each other about what’s at stake as six geographically diverse states get their chance to weigh in.