This Sunday in #nerdland: Fear and the 2016 presidential race, the rise of Bernie Sanders, and an update on the Charleston church shooting victims.
Throughout our history politicians have often stoked voters’ fears on a variety of issues. We’ll take a closer look at fear tactics in the race for 2016 and how it could impact voter turnout.
We’ll also discuss what a rise in support for Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid means. Could the socialist senator push the Democratic party further to the left?
Then we’ll hear from survivors of the Charleston church shooting as they talk about how their lives have changed since that fateful night.
Joining our Sunday morning conversations will be:
- Dean Obeidallah, Columnist, The Daily Beast, Host of SiriusXM’s “The Dean Obeidallah show”
- Jamelle Bouie, Staff Writer, Slate (REMOTE)
- Aimee Meredith Cox, Asst. Professor of African American Studies, Fordham
- Patrick Murray, Director, Monmouth University Polling Institute
- David Mack, III, (D) SC State Representative, Radio Host, The David Mack show (REMOTE)
- Manoush Zomorodi, Host, WNYC’s “Note to Self” podcast
- Cast members from The Amazing Grace
To prep for our discussions, feel free to check out:
- Bernie Sanders Leads in Latest Iowa Poll
- Scaring Up the Vote
- Polling Shows Need for Increased Racial Equality
Plus we’ll have a special performance from the cast of the Broadway musical, Amazing Grace.
Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Sunday at 10am ET on msnbc. Join the conversation—share your thoughts about these issues on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland.