After the 2016 presidential election, many people were surprised by Donald Trump's win. National news organizations sent reporters out to so-called "Trump country," trying to figure out what they missed. We take a look at how stories that unfold nationally play out in Midwestern states.
Then: A look back at the fight for gay rights in Kansas. KCUR's C.J. Janovy shares stories of activists who both struggled and found solidarity in an inhospitable state.
- Ted Genoways, writer and journalist
- Trip Gabriel, National Correspondent, The New York Times
- C.J. Janovy, KCUR Arts Reporter and author of No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas