Trump’s involvement in plans to seize voting machines, Processing pandemic emotions

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Voters walk to an early voting location Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Waukesha City Hall. Angela Major/WPR

A presidential historian weighs in on new reporting about former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. Then an expert in psychiatry and human behavior walks us through what it means to be in ‘survival mode’ and how we can help ourselves out of it.

Featured in this Show

  • New revelations about Trump's effort to overturn 2020 election

    The New York Times recently reported that former President Trump discussed having the U.S. military seize voting machines in certain battleground states following his loss in the 2020 election. We talk to a presidential historian about that, and the threats that remain to American democracy.

  • How to get out of 'survival mode'

    Surviving a pandemic comes with a significant mental health toll. A therapist explains how we can get out of survival mode — how to stop powering through the stress, process our emotions and go beyond surviving to thriving.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Jeffrey Engel Guest
  • Jennifer Bahrman Guest