In a livestream announcing his exit from the presidential contest, Bernie Sanders told support that while there was no viable path forward for his campaign, the progressive movement was as strong as ever. Sanders' decision comes weeks after the coronavirus pandemic upended the Democratic race. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and campaign correspondents Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid.
Despite Health Risks, In-Person Voting Underway in Wisconsin
After a protracted tug-of-war between the state's governor, legislature and Supreme Court, voting is underway in Wisconsin's primary election. Results will not be disclosed until Monday to allow for the counting of absentee ballots. And is Bernie Sanders staying in the presidential race in order to extract concessions in the Democratic Party's platform? This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro, and Shawn Johnson of Wisconsin Public Radio.
White House: This Week Could Be Toughest Yet
Deaths from the coronavirus outbreak are expected to spike this week in some of the country's hardest hit communities. President Trump breaks from his medical advisers and recommends a coronavirus treatment that is still being tested. And lawmakers adjust to legislating in the era of social distancing. This episode: White House correspondents Tamara Keith and Franco Ordoñez, and congressional reporter Claudia Grisales.
Weekly Roundup: Friday, April 3rd
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.