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Our daily news podcast brings you top news stories, plus analysis and insights from reporters and scholars about the state of play in America’s hottest policy debates.Our daily news podcast brings you top news stories, plus analysis and insights from reporters and scholars about the state of play in America’s hottest policy debates.
Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Doctor and Congressman Discusses Way Forward
Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland joins today’s Daily Signal Podcast. The Republican lawmaker, a physician, shares his perspective on the coronavirus pandemic, what can still be done to address the crisis, and how Congress and the president should move forward in the days and weeks ahead. We also cover these stories:President Trump is floating the idea of a $2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill as a way to help keep the economy through the coronavirus pandemic.On Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel said the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump this winter distracted lawmakers from the pending threat of COVID-19.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is working to establish a peaceful transition of power between Nicolás Maduro and the interim Government of Venezuela led by Juan Guaido.
'It's Been a Really Dark Time for The People Here,' Says Team Lead of U.S. Charity Field Hospital in Italy
Bev Kauffeldt is a team leader for the Christian aid organization, Samaritan's Purse. She's joining us from Cremona, Italy where she's working in a field hospital that Samaritan's Purse set up in the parking lot of Cremona Hospital. We also cover these stories: Parts of Florida and all of Maryland and Virginia are shut down and under stay at home orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus.Congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina resigned from Congress on Monday afternoon and is starting Tuesday as President Trump’s chief of staff , per Fox News. Another economic blow from COVID-19: Macy's announced it is furloughing most of its 125,000 employees, who work at Macy's, Bloomingdale's, and Bluemercury.
An American in China Talks About Life Since COVID-19 Struck
It is challenging to know the reality of how the coronavirus has and will affect China. The virus has claimed a reported 3,298 lives as of Friday afternoon and infected over 81,000 in China. While America and the rest of the world are now facing their own rampant outbreaks of the virus, China has already weathered through months of the pandemic.Joseph Strickland is an American teacher living and working in Nanjing, China, just over 300 miles from Wuhan, where the virus was first discovered. Strickland explains what life has been like in China over the past few months and what lessons America can take their experience.Also on today's show: Savanna and Mat Shaw are using their singing talent to bring hope to millions through viral videos. Check out their videos if you need some encouragement: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR_SOhBL-5BSaIuqhj1U18g.Enjoy the show!
The Role of Charities in COVID-19 Era
Private philanthropy is one of the most powerful tools in times of crisis. Peter Lipsett, vice president of Donors Trust, joins the podcast to explain why big government programs and bailouts often have unintended negative consequences.Lipsett explains how we can help our communities economically during the coronavirus and challenges Americans to think about crisis situations with the future in mind.It is up to the American people to maintain a free and prosperous nation for our children and our grandchildren. Handing over excessive power to the government now can have long-term negative effects. Listen to the podcast below or read the lightly edited transcript.We also cover these stories:Coronavirus deaths hit 1,000 in U.S. as global death toll passes 20,000.The House is set to vote on the CARES Act Friday, per House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who’s also already looking at another new bill to tackle it.Unemployment claims surge to 3.3 million as coronavirus devastates economy.Enjoy the show!
What Michigan and Ohio Are Doing to Respond to COVID-19
On Tuesday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, ordered a 'Stay at Home and Stay Safe Order' to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Lindsay Killen, vice president for strategic outreach and communications at the Mackinac Center joins me today on The Daily Signal Podcast to talk about how Michigan is responding to the coronavirus crisis. Plus, Rea Hederman, executive director of the economic research center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute, joins me for a second segment to talk about how Ohio is adapting to help small business owners and health care providers during COVID-19.We also cover these stories:Will the House pass the new $2 trillion Senate coronavirus package?In a video posted to twitter Wednesday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio predicted that as many as half of New Yorkers would eventually get the coronavirus.If you’re a non-essential business still operating in Los Angeles, the mayor wants you to stop--and he’s not kidding around.
The How-To of Homeschooling: Practical Advice From an Expert
Choosing to homeschool your child is a big decision, but many Americans just had the choice made for them. Schools all over the country are closing their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic - with some states like Virginia already announcing that schools will remain closed through the end of the academic year.Leigh Bortins is the founder of Classical Conversations, a homeschool curriculum focused on classical education. Bortins joins The Daily Signal podcast to offer practical advice and resources to parents who suddenly find themselves overseeing their child’s education.We also discuss:President Trump wants to ‘reopen’ the economy by Easter despite rapid coronavirus spread.Vice President Pence says the White House is not considering a nationwide coronavirus lockdown.The International Olympic Committee and Japan have both agreed to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Enjoy the show!
What a Doctor Turned Congressman Has to Say About COVID-19
Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., is an emergency room physician and an Army special operations veteran. He joins me today on The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss his perspective of the coronavirus pandemic, what the Senate relief package gets right and wrong, and why the U.S. shouldn't be dependent on China for any pharmaceuticals or medical supplies.We also cover these stories:The number of coronavirus cases in the United States continue to increase.U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams urges Americans to take the 15 day period to slow the spread of coronavirus seriously.Sen. Rand Paul tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. He is the first senator to receive a positive test but remains asymptomatic.The Daily Signal Podcast is available onRicochet,Apple Podcasts,Pippa,Google Play, orStitcher. All of our podcasts can be found atDailySignal.com/podcasts. If you like what you hear, please leave a review. You can also leave us a message at 202-608-6205 or write us firstname.lastname@example.org.Enjoy the show!