Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - Nov 22, 2015 - Hr 1

November 22, 2015

A majority of Americans feel like "strangers" in their own country, according to a new Reuters poll. A majority of Americans also say they "don't identify with what America has become." How has this come to pass? What might be the consequences of such feelings of alienation? We explore the issue through the lens of Hamtramck, Michigan -- America's first majority-Muslim city -- as profiled in today's Washington Post. When senior citizens in Hamtramck voice concern about hearing the Muslim "call to prayer" five times a day, are they being xenophobic? Meanwhile, we discuss the political landscape in the wake of last week's terror attacks in Paris. Defying the conventional wisdom, Donald Trump has risen in the polls, dramatically increasing his lead. So why is the GOP Establishment now preparing to spend millions to take down the GOP frontrunner? Might such tactics only help Hillary Clinton? With music and listener calls.