Rank #1: What makes cities vulnerable to COVID-19? Concentrated poverty, says econ professor
Disease has thrived among dense populations since cities began. But COVID-19 is the worst example since 1918, and New York City is America’s primary victim. Can New York and other cities survive this pandemic? Also, Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, explains what we can learn from history.
May 28 2020
Rank #2: Will COVID-19 reshape political conventions?
Party Conventions nominated presidents since 1831. Will Covid-19 put an end to balloons, bunting and long-winded speeches? Will it also put an end to privacy?
May 21 2020
Rank #3: Gene Sperling on economic dignity and wage gap for frontline workers
In his latest book, “Economic Dignity,” former White House advisor Gene Sperling lays out the case for the dignity of work. Only when all workers are valued, he argues, will we do better as a society. Also, can the U.S. Postal Service survive? Some local post offices may be closing soon — what’s the impact on November’s election?
May 14 2020
Rank #4: Digital Darwinism and COVID-19: Businesses must adapt or perish in new economy
Brian Solis, digital anthropologist and a global innovation evangelist at Salesforce, talks about how the novel coronavirus will spark innovation, and how companies and businesses must “adapt or die” in the new economy.
May 09 2020
Rank #5: How will COVID-19 leave its mark on health care?
The coronavirus pandemic exposes collapsing medical systems around the world, as well as weaknesses with health care in the United States. Can COVID-19 force these systems to change for the better?
May 07 2020
Rank #6: Trump finally sees coronavirus as a pandemic. Will he take responsibility or leave that up to governors?
President Trump has finally changed course, seeing COVID-19 as no longer a “hoax.” Experts predict the pandemic could kill up to 200,000 Americans. Is Trump providing leadership or leaving the responsibility to state governors?
Apr 02 2020
Rank #7: Coronavirus pandemic realigns US democracy
Andy Slavitt helped save Obamacare. Now he’s tweeting to help the Trump White House cope with COVID-19. He says the pandemic is more important than partisanship. Does the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority agree?
Apr 09 2020
Rank #8: Coronavirus, climate change, and living in states of emergency
There’s been early denial and official inaction when it comes to both the coronavirus outbreak and climate change. Can either crisis teach us about the other?
Mar 19 2020
Rank #9: US farmworkers’ safety during COVID-19, plus a new model for mental health treatment
Coronavirus among farmworkers is a threat to America’s food supply chain. Are these workers being protected? Also, courts in Miami-Dade County are keeping people with mental illnesses out of jail.
Apr 13 2020
Rank #10: The politics of stay-at-home orders, plus the ethics of online shopping
The coronavirus pandemic is changing the rules for the president in the White House and citizens sheltered at home. Should President Trump or 50 governors take charge of controlling disease? Also, is it right or wrong to shop online if it’s not for essentials?
Apr 23 2020