Episode

4/2 Using America’s History to Confront a Pandemic Crisis w/ Harvey J. Kaye

April 2, 2020

Author and historian Harvey J. Kaye (@HarveyJKaye) joins Michael Brooks to discuss how our government’s past responses to all-encompassing crises can help chart a path forward through the Covid-19 pandemic.

On today’s show: Dr. Rishi Desai explains all the ways the Trump White House failed to contain Covid-19.

Author and historian Harvey J. Kaye (@HarveyJKaye) joins Michael Brooks to discuss how our government’s past responses to all-encompassing crises can help chart a path forward through the Covid-19 pandemic. The GOP plan to keep workers powerless. The parallels between our current moment and the 1920s, when the economy was said to be “roaring” but was only actually roaring for capital. The contributions of FDR. How to do labor organizing when we are all stuck indoors? How the Farmers’ Holiday Association agitated for power in the early 1930s. How down-on-their-luck New Yorkers helped each other survive in an encampment called Camp Thomas Paine. The dangers of not knowing our history.

On the fun half: Trump brags about being #1 on Facebook. Trump concludes press conference by praising Bolsonaro’s efforts in Brazil. Asked what laid off workers should do for healthcare, Pence thanks insurance companies. A sidebar on how Jared Kushner got into Harvard. Trump praises Pence’s healthcare answer, says he’s impressed the VP didn’t answer the question for five minutes.

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