Separating Privacy From Public Interest When It Comes To Presidential Health, The Future Of Federalism

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President Trump being driven past supporters outside of hospital
President Donald Trump is driven past supporters gathered outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Trump was admitted to the hospital on Friday after contracting COVID-19. Anthony Peltier/ AP Photo

A public health journalists helps us make sense of the importance of both an informed public and an individual’s privacy when it comes to the leader of the country. And we discuss the past, present and future of federalism in this country with a public management and policy expert.

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    Presidents are public figures but how much of their health information should be available to the broader electorate? In light of President Trump’s recent COVID-19 diagnosis, and confusion between the White House and his doctors about how to communicate his illness, we talk to a health care journalist about how to balance the public’s right to know and a person’s privacy.

  • What Federalism Has To Do With Inequality In America, And How It Can Help

    Since America’s founding, state and federal governments have jockeyed for power. Our guest says federalism has brought about a lot of the inequality in the U.S., but could also be the source of reducing it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Julie Rovner Guest
  • Donald Kettl Guest

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