Episode #323: Presidents and Crises

Bill Glauber of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel talks about the dilemma faced by Wisconsin voters on Tuesday, ordered to stay home because of the coronavirus and then told to go out and vote … because Republicans refused to postpone the election.

With New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo suddenly finding himself as a national celebrity because of his detailed (and empathetic) press briefings on how the virus is affecting his state, journalist Joe Klein offers a personal account of the governor and his family.

And Ken Walsh of U.S. News & World Report has a new book about how presidents (going back to FDR) have dealt with crises during their tenure. Some have been successful. But not all of them.

Music played in this episode:

It’s Over by Roy Orbison

End Of The Line by The Traveling Wilburys

It’s a Boy by The Who

Susan by The Buckinghams

Epitaph by King Crimson

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