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Seg. 1: What Is Populism? Seg. 2: Eddie Moore

Segment 1: The word 'populism' is being used more and more in national headlines. So what does it mean?

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Donald Trump are all running for president in 2020. While these candidates may not have much in common, media outlets use one word to describe all of them again and again: populist. In this conversation, we look at what defines populism, and what that word means for politics in both America and abroad.

Segment 2, beginning at 34:45: Meet a Kansas City musician who infuses jazz with hip-hop. 

There's a ton of ways to describe music such as genres like jazz, hip-hop, and rock. But local artist Eddie Moore prefers to label his style as "rolling down a hill on a bike with no brakes." Find out why.

  • Eddie Moore, jazz pianist and band leader, We The People

We The People will perform at the Blue Room Jazz Club at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 22. For ticketing and more information, visit AmericanJazzMuseum.org.

As a host and contributor at KCUR, I seek to create a more informed citizenry and richer community. I want to enlighten and inspire our audience by delivering the information they need with accuracy and urgency, clarifying what’s complicated and teasing out the complexities of what seems simple. I work to craft conversations that reveal realities in our midst and model civil discourse in a divided world. Follow me on Twitter @ptsbrian or email me at brian@kcur.org.