Take Down the Poll | WBEZ
Skip to main content

The Gist

Take Down the Poll

On The Gist, after all of that, not a single senator changed his or her vote to back (or stop) Kavanaugh.

In the interview, Jill Lepore’s new book focuses in part on the marginalized groups forgotten by other American histories. It also denounces the polling industry born in the ’30s, which turned politics into business even as it ignored black Americans, slowing their march for civil rights. Lepore’s book is These Truths: A History of the United States.

In the Spiel, don’t forget that the political pendulum always swings back.

This episode is brought to you by Slack, a workplace communication hub. Find out more at slack.com.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X