Trump’s lawyers sure know how to ramble,
But their ineptness isn’t much of a gamble.
Unless his lackeys break ranks,
You can take it to the bank
That Senate justice will go down in shambles.
part one: We talk with Caroline Chen.
Why opening Restaurants is exactly what the coronavirus wants us to do. Governors continue to open indoor dining and other activities before vaccinations become widespread. Experts warn this could create superspreading playgrounds for dangerous variants and squander our best shot at getting the pandemic under control.
bio: Caroline Chen covers health care for ProPublica. She is currently reporting on the coronavirus pandemic. Her 2019 stories on a heart transplant program in New Jersey that prioritized metrics over patient care won the Livingston Award for local reporting. Her story on racial disparities in cancer clinical trials with Riley Wong in 2018 won the June L. Biedler Cancer Prize for Cancer Journalism in online/multimedia reporting. Previously, she worked at Bloomberg News, where her coverage included the unraveling of blood test maker Theranos and the 2014 Ebola outbreak. She received her Master’s degree from the Stabile Program in Investigative Journalism at Columbia University, where she was awarded a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship.
Part 2: We talk with Jeff Bryant about the growth in non-public education.
Increasingly, it is becoming clear that there are many ways for families to allow their children to avoid going to public schools. There are many mechanisms to do this: vouchers, private schools that are subsidized in various ways, and ‘scholarships’. This motivates greed, inequality, discrimination, and segregation.
bio: Jeff Bryant is an associate fellow at Campaign for America’s Future and the editor of the Education Opportunity Network website. Prior to joining OurFuture.org, he was one of the principal writers for Open Left. He owns a marketing and communications consultancy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has written extensively about public education policy.
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