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- Sunday, May 24, 2020: The Latest Flashpoint in Trump's Push to ReopenAmericans observe a holiday weekend in the new normal, as President Trump makes places of worship the latest flashpoint in his push to reopen.
Plus, the president takes aim at battleground states like Michigan, and at efforts to ramp up vote-by-mail.
And several companies are reporting good news on vaccine progress – how optimistic should Americans be?
On today’s show: Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist; Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick; Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; Va...Show moreccine expert Dr. Paul Offit; Moody’s Analystics Chief Economist Mark Zandi; and Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and Dr. Megan Ranney of Brown University.May 24, 2020
- Sunday, May 17, 2020: Trump Returns to a Tried-and-True Tactic – Attack ObamaThe experiment in reopening exposes a rift between President Trump and his top health adviser.
Meanwhile, with his coronavirus response increasingly under fire, the president is turning to a tried-and-true tactic: attack Obama.
Plus, a troubling new development has parents worried about the risk coronavirus poses to their children.
On today’s show: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto; Waukesha, Wisconsin Mayor Shawn Reilly; Dr. Jeffrey Burns of Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Ashish Jha of the...Show more Harvard Global Health Institute, and Dr. Megan Ranney of Brown University; and Jackie Kucinich of the Daily Beast and Toluse Olorunnipa of the Washington PostMay 17, 2020
- Sunday, May 10, 2020: Coronavirus Reaches the White HouseCoronavirus hits the West Wing - two White House staffers have tested positive, and three of the nation's top medical experts are now in self-imposed quarantine as a result of possible exposure.
Despite that reminder of the continued risk, however, the White House and President Trump are forging ahead with an effort to reopen the country - even as may experts say it's far too soon.
Driving that decision - the economic catastrophe gripping the U.S. More than 21 million jobs have been lost i...Show moren just two months, adding financial uncertainty to American's already high levels of stress and anxiety about the future.
On today's show: Michigan Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell; Dr. Thomas File, president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and emergency room physician and Brown University researcher Dr. Megan Ranney; Josh Dawsey of the Washington Post and Julie Hirschfeld Davis of the New York Times; and CNN's Kristin Holmes, Will Ripley, Nick Paton Walsh, Melissa Bell, Ben Wedeman, and Kristie Lee Stout.May 10, 2020
- Sunday, May 3, 2020: States Begin to Reopen, Even as Case Count ClimbsMore than 60,000 Americans died from coronavirus in April, but President Trump is fully focused on May - and his push to reopen the country as soon as possible.
But that reopening is a 50-state experiment, with mixed signals from the federal government - as the case count continues to climb around the country.
And Joe Biden "unequivocally" denies a sexual assault allegation by a former staffer, as Democrats grapple with how to balance their support for him with their advocacy for the "Me T...Show moreoo" movement.
On today's show: Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson; Boston Mayor Marty Walsh; Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III; Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and emergency room Dr. Megan Ranney; and Lisa Lerer of the New York Times, Toluse Olorunnipa of the Washington Post, and CNN's MJ Lee.May 3, 2020
- Sunday, April 26, 2020: Inside the Coronavirus Balancing Act, as States Push to ReopenAs the U.S. coronavirus death toll approaches the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam War, states are engaged in a delicate balancing act - as some governors and the White House push to reopen the U.S. economy despite the ongoing health risk.
Plus, amid continued testing shortages, new research suggests coronavirus arrived in the U.S. far earlier than previously known - a reminder that the fight is far from over.
And President Trump's freewheeling, erratic press briefings took a more...Show more dangerous turn this week - when he mused aloud about the possibility of ingesting disinfectant to kill the virus, despite the potentially fatal effect that would have.
On today's show: Augusta, Georgia Mayor Hardie Davis on his state's rush to reopen; Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy on the growing GOP divide over the soaring cost of coronavirus relief; Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and emergency room Dr. Megan Ranney on the latest medical developments; and the New York Times' Maggie Haberman on the president's mindset.
Plus CNN's Sarah Westwood from the White House and David Culver on the ground in Wuhan, China.Apr 26, 2020
- Sunday, April 19, 2020: Trump Pushes to Reopen Economy Even as Cases ClimbInside the push to reopen the U.S. economy. The president wants states to get started back up ASAP - but governors are not so sure.
Plus, the president makes sweeping declarations of his absolute authority, only to walk it back days later. And all the while, he bristles at criticism that his administration mishandled the coronavirus response.
And Democratic leaders line up behind Joe Biden - even as the presumptive nominee struggles for visibility amid a historic pandemic.
On today's sh...Show moreow: Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on her strategy to confront coronavirus in her state; Houston, Texas Mayor Sylvester Turner on if his city is nearing its peak.
Plus the latest on the medical front with Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and emergency room physician Dr. Megan Ranney; presidential historian Douglas Brinkley on the president's handling of the crisis; Jonathan Martin of the New York Times and CNN political commentator Jen Psaki on the challenges facing Joe Biden; and CNN's Kaitlan Collins live from the White House.Apr 19, 2020
- Sunday, April 12, 2020: Signs of Hope as Coronavirus Curve Begins to FlattenA grim Easter Sunday -- the coronavirus numbers are staggering, and the global challenge is overwhelming. But as the case curve begins to flatten here at home, President Trump pushes to restart the economy.
Plus, as the death toll in the U.S. continues to climb, African Americans take a disproportionate hit.
And the third time is the charm for Joe Biden - with Bernie Sanders bowing out, the former vice president becomes the presumptive Democratic nominee.
On today's show: Washington, D....Show moreC. Mayor Muriel Bowers on the fight to bend the curve in the nation's capital; former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod on Joe Biden's VP hunt and the challenges of campaigning in the age of coronavirus; Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and ER Dr. Megan Ranney on the medical challenges still remaining; the Wall Street Journal's Alexis Glick on the economic fallout; and NPR's Tamara Keith and Josh Dawsey of the Washington Post on the president's political calculations.Apr 12, 2020
- Sunday, April 5, 2020: Supply Shortages and the Rising Toll from CoronavirusThe coronavirus case count and death toll continues its depressing climb - globally and here in the United States.
As states brace for the surge of cases, President Trump downplays shortages and insists supplies are coming - but those on the front line ask, when?
And the mounting economic shock: millions of jobs gone, and no end in sight.
On today's show: the view from the frontlines with Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and emergency room physician Dr. Megan Ranney a...Show morend making sense of the economic aftershocks with Mark Zandi of Moody's and CNN's Christine Romans.
Plus, evaluating the Trump administration's response with former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and the president's constantly changing tone with Maggie Haberman of the New York Times and CNN's David Gergen.
And, a look at practicing faith in the time of coronavirus with Rachel Wyatt, a U.S. missionary living in Tanzania.Apr 5, 2020
- Sunday, March 29, 2020: The Devastating Personal and Economic Impact of CoronavirusCoronavirus continues its march around the globe, with the U.S. passing one grim milestone after another - and topping the world in the total number of cases.
The result: sweeping new restrictions here at home, and tension at the top as governors demand more help - and get under the president's skin.
And on the front lines, doctors face a growing equipment shortage, as Americans look to the government for support as they grapple with historic economic uncertainty.
Plus, with cases spiki...Show moreng in Michigan, a look at what's being done with freshman Democratic Congresswoman Haley Stevens.
Featuring reporting from CNN's Kaitlan Collins at the White House, Jason Carroll in New York, and Ed Lavandera in New Orleans; medical perspective from Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and Dr. Megan Ranney of Brown University; and the view from the American heartland under coronavirus with the Washington Post's Holly Bailey.Mar 29, 2020
- Sunday, March 22, 2020: America and the World Respond to the Staggering Impact from CoronavirusLockdowns, self-isolation, travel restrictions - millions of Americans and people in countries around the world adjust to the new normal of life under coronavirus. Doctors and first responders are facing a catastrophic supply shortage - and are desperate for help.
Plus, with markets crashing and layoffs spiking, Americans brace for the staggering economic impact - and Congress tries to agree on a bipartisan relief plan.
And the president declares himself a "wartime president" - but bristle...Show mores at talk that he was slow to act to address the coronavirus threat, or is at odds with the facts.
Today's panel: Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, Toluse Olorunnipa of the Washington Post, Jackie Kucinich of the Daily Beast, and CNN's Jeff Zeleny.
Plus Dr. Ashish Jha and Dr. Megan Ranney on the medical response, and Moody's Mark Zandi and The New York Times' Jeanna Smialek on the economic fallout.Mar 22, 2020