The Trump administration has given millions of dollars to the Sunny Glen Children’s Home—a Christian foster home with a checkered past—to house immigrant children. We learn more in today’s first segment with journalist Sarah Posner, who recently reported on this story for Mother Jones. Then, POLITICO White House correspondent Anita Kumar helps us make sense […]
(Photo: andibreit on Pixabay) Wisconsin voters cast an unofficial 3,296,374 votes for president. That’s according to Meagan Wolfe, the administrator of the bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission. “That is the most ever in the state of Wisconsin, exceeding the previous record set in 2012.” Yesterday, the Associated Press called the race in Wisconsin for Joe Biden. […]
President Trump’s COVID diagnosis earlier this month has sparked a series of questions: What happens when a president gets sick? What could it mean for the election? For today’s show, we get to the bottom of these questions. Our first guest, professor Allison Prasch, outlines the history of presidential illness and what gets communicated to […]
With the recent backlash over his comments about potential treatments for COVID-19, the president’s advisors continue to push for a reduction in his daily press briefings. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes a look at the history of the White House press briefing, its origins in the 19th century and its ever-evolving […]
As Congress takes up impeachment proceedings against President Trump, Esty and co-pilot Zoe Sullivan spend the hour with political historian Michael Koncewicz to discuss presidential abuses of power and the history of impeachment through the lens of his book They Said No to Nixon. Michael Koncewicz is a political historian and Cold War Collections specialist the […]
What are your thoughts about Hillary Clinton’s second Presidential campaign? How do you feel about her role in wars in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, and Ukraine? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!