Updates On Baseball And Basketball, Coronavirus Causing American Institutions To Struggle, Trump’s Executive Order On Policing

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NPR’s sports correspondent gives us the latest on whether there will be professional baseball played in 2020. And we talk with a journalist who has a critical view of whether American society and government are holding up under the pressure of the pandemic. Plus we talk to a Wisconsin criminal justice expert about an executive order signed by President Trump Tuesday on changes to policing.

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  • A Criminal Justice Expert On President Trump's Executive Order On Policing

    President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday providing incentives for law enforcement to make reforms on use of force policies. We break down the changes and talk about the Trump administration’s record on policing with a criminal justice expert from University of Wisconsin Law School.

  • The Latest On Pro Baseball And Basketball Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Days after guaranteeing Major League Baseball would play a season amid COVID-19, Commissioner Rob Manfred now says there may not be a season at all. We look at the dispute between MLB and its players’ union. We also get the latest on the National Basketball Association’s push to return to action.

  • As People Demand Justice And Safety, Are America's Institutions Up To The Task?

    Between the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests against racism and police brutality, American government and society are being tested. We talk with a guest who says our country’s institutions are failing that test. He explains why, and we get your thoughts on how well America is functioning.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Cecelia Klingele Guest
  • Tom Goldman Guest
  • George Packer Guest

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