Election 2020 Primer

  • How COVID-19 is Reshaping Our World

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, July 10, 2020.

    Derek Thompson discusses what life might look like after this moment’s most disruptive unseen force, the novel coronavirus.

    Thompson is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he writes on economics, technology and the media. He is al...

  • COVID-19: Inside the Science and the Response

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

    *Please note that four minor edits were made to recording following original broadcast.

    Sheri Fink analyzes the ongoing response to COVID-19 from her on-the-ground perspective.

    Fink is the author of the New York Times bestselli...

  • Reformation of Policing and Systemic Racism

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, July 6, 2020.

    Cedric Alexander joins Michael Hill in conversation on the need for police reform in the U.S.

    Alexander served over four decades in law enforcement and public service, Cedric Alexander is the former Chief of Police in DeKalb County, G...

  • Voting, the Constitution and the 2020 Election

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, August 20, 2020.

    Emily Bazelon on mass incarceration and how to change the prosecution system.

    Bazelon is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. She is the bes...

  • Drafted Into the Meme Wars

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, 2020.

    Joan Donovan shares her research on internet and media influence and the effects of widespread misinformation.

    Donovan is the director and lead researcher of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Cent...

  • The Woman’s Hour

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, July 27, 2020.

    Elaine Weiss on the 19th Amendment and the Women’s right to vote 100 years later.

    Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist who authored The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, an account of one of the greatest politica...

  • Government, Economics and the Climate

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, June 29, 2020.

    Christine Todd Whitman opens the week highlighting the role of government in combating climate change, what climate action looks like in economic terms and how Americans across the political spectrum can come together around collectiv...

  • Fostering Bold and Transformational Education Reform

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

    Jeb Bush on the work being done by ExcelinEd to foster bold and transformational education reform.

    Bush was the 43rd governor of the state of Florida, serving from 1999 through 2007, and was most recently a candidate for the Rep...

  • Diplomacy Matters.

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, August 28, 2020.

    Samantha Power on being a leading voice internationally for principled American engagement in the world.

    Power is the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. A Pulitzer Prize-winning author twice selected as one of TIME’s “1...