The Check-In: Who is America Now? | KBIA

The Check-In: Who is America Now?

Nov 13, 2020

Today in our country, you may be feeling a cautious optimism about a way forward following four years that will be known as The Trump Era.

Dr. Corinne Valdivia working from home.

So now is a good time to look at what we are—and who we are—as a country, and as Americans. Was the last four years one big aberration? With 71 million voters supporting President Trump, the force behind the President is real, it’s part of us, and it’s not going away. What does that say about who we are as a country and what it’s like to live here?

Dr. Jay Sexton working from home.

Today three international scholars are joining us to examine America and who we are. What does the idea of America mean for you? How does it feel to be an American in the US today? 

Our guests today:

Corinne Valdivia, an MU professor of agricultural economics who specializes in immigration, integration, and rural development

Jay Sexton, MU professor and Kinder Institute Chair 

Adam Smith, professor at Oxford University and director of Oxford’s Rothermere American Institute