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Mike Signer

signer-2Season 1 – Episode 2
January 2016

Author, attorney and political leader Michael Signer joins award-winning journalist Coy Barefoot to discuss his books, Demagogue: The Fight to Save Democracy from its Worst Enemies, and Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father. They explore the 2016 presidential race, the demagoguery of Donald Trump, and the implications for American democracy. Signer earned his doctorate in Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley, and his JD at the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a Lecturer at UVA and at the time of this interview, serves as the Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia.



Hosted by best-selling author and award-winning journalist Coy Barefoot, Citizens Band Radio is a production of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia. The program is produced in cooperation with WTJU and WPVC in Charlottesville. The program offers thoughtful conversations exploring issues of media and journalism, democracy and citizenship. The Executive Producers are Siva Vaidhyanathan and Coy Barefoot.