The Democratic National Committee has agreed to push back their nominating convention until mid-August. Mike Bloomberg is facing lawsuits from former campaign staffers who say they were promised jobs through the general election. And the NPR Politics team answers listener questions about the coronavirus outbreak. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, demographics and culture reporter Juana Summers, and voting and election security reporter Miles Parks.
Nearly Ten Million Americans Have Filed For Unemployment In The Last Two Weeks
More than six million people filed for unemployment last week, on top of the 3.3 million claims the week prior. Analysts project the share of Americans out of work could go as high as 15 percent this year. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, and reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.
How Tennessee and Colorado Are Responding to Pandemic
As the White House warns the American public to expect 100 thousand or more deaths from the coronavirus outbreak, the administration is deferring to states to determine the best response. Many of those governors are looking to the federal government for more support. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political correspondent Scott Detrow, WPLN reporter Sergio Martínez-Beltrán, and Colorado Public Radio reporter Bente Birkeland.
Pandemic Opens A New Front In The Battle Over Abortion Access
Should abortion count as an essential medical service during the coronavirus outbreak? States disagree, prompting court fights. And lawmakers differ on what a fourth round of rescue legislation should look like. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and national correspondent Sarah McCammon.
President Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidance Through April
President Trump is now asking Americans to stay at home through April, with some hints that the social distancing measures could last even longer. Even with the aggressive measures in place, the White House says 100,000 Americans could die from the outbreak. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and science correspondent Richard Harris.