Episode #326: Fifty Years Ago: Tin Soldiers and Nixon’s Comin’

If President Trump made it clear he wasn’t happy with the closing down of many states, why was he displeased with what Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp did — returning to (almost) business as usual?  Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution talks of politics and pandemic in the Peach State.

Susan Collins is a Republican senator from Maine who keeps winning re-election because of a reputation for independence.  But her votes in favor of Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the president’s acquittal during the impeachment trial have put her in hot water and in danger of losing in November.  Mal Leary of Maine Public Radio discusses what will likely be a very tough race.

And we go back 50 years, to the killing of four students at Kent State University by national guardsmen during a protest against the Vietnam War.  Robert Giles, then the managing editor of the Akron Beacon Journal, has written a book that hopes to be the definitive record of what actually happened on May 4, 1970.

Photo by John Filo/Getty Images

Music used in this podcast:

Leave It All Behind by Cult To Follow

Lucky Number by Lene Lovich

To Susan on the West Coast Waiting by Donovan

Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

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