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The Biden Transition Podcast
29 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
EPISODE 8: The new conservative U.S. Supreme Court
Host Danielle McLean chats with Ian Millhiser, a senior correspondent at VOX and author of The Agenda: How a Republican Supreme Court is Reshaping America. Danielle and Ian discuss:Have conservatives on the Supreme Court have become more activist over the years? Could the new, more conservative SCOTUS derail the Biden administration's agenda?What may happen to the Voting Rights Act?Could scammed consumers lose their ability to sue under this court?How might this Court affect the ability for Democrats to govern in the future?
32 minutes | May 3, 2021
EPISODE 7: Climate Crisis
Host Danielle McLean chats with Emily Atkin, writer of the newsletter HEATED and contributor for MSNBC Daily about the climate crisis:Why our streets are covered in human feces How the Biden administration can address climate through infrastructure investmentsMessaging from the oil companiesOpposition to tar sand oil pipelinesThe political shift surrounding the climate crisisFollow Emily's work and subscribe to the HEATED newsletter here: https://heated.world/
23 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
EPISODE 6: Antitrust Laws and Monopolies
Host Danielle McLean chats with author and economic policy expert Pat Garofalo about antitrust laws and monopolies: How the federal government’s enforcement of antitrust laws over the past four decades have paved the way for new monopolies.How these monopolies have impacted everything from inequality, rising healthcare costs, to the decline of the free press.And what Congress and the Biden administration can do to break up massive corporations that are crushing their competition. Pat is the director of state and local policy at the American Economic Liberties Project and author of the book, The Billionaire Boondoggle: How Our Politicians Let Corporations and Bigwigs Steal Our Money And Our Jobs. Also, Check out the American Economic Liberties Project’s new report on antitrust laws: The Courage to Learn.
20 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
EPISODE 5: Transgender Rights
Host Danielle McLean chats with Reporter and Cancel Me Daddy Podcast Co-host Katelyn Burns about the war against trans people playing sports, the impact of anti-trans rules and laws, and how the Biden administration can advance trans rights.
28 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
EPISODE 4: Biden's faith and the religious left
Host Danielle McLean talks to Jack Jenkins, national reporter for the Religion News Service and author of the book, American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country. Danielle and Jack discuss how Biden's faith shaped his message of healing and unity and could influence his White House. Plus, the lasting impact of the religious right during the Trump presidency and how the religious left is having a moment in American politics.
32 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
EPISODE 3: Voting Rights
Host Danielle McLean talks to Jessica Huseman, editorial director for the nonprofit news organization VoteBeat, about voting rights. Jessica weighs in on how modern day voting laws disenfranchise voters, whether Trump's false claims of a stolen election will prompt conservatives to push even more restrictive laws in the future, what Congress and the Biden administration can do to shore up voting rights and enfranchise voters, and more.
23 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
EPISODE 2: Title IX and campus sexual violence
Sarah Brown, senior reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education, discusses Title IX:What challenges do college students face when they report a case of sexual violence?How the Trump administration created a system that prioritizes due process for students accused of sexual violence and establishes a court-like system on college campuses.What are the challenges that the Biden administration will face in unraveling the Trump administration’s policies and reforming the system?
22 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
EPISODE 1: The COVID-19 Pandemic
Host Danielle McLean talks to Alice Miranda Ollstein, a health care reporter at POLITICO, about the challenges the Biden administration will face when battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Ollstein discusses the people Biden picked to oversee these efforts, how they can capture the public's trust in the vaccine, and what they can do to control the spread.
1 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Trailer: The Biden Transition Podcast
On January 20th, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Until then, he has less than three months to build an administration and lay the groundwork needed to seamlessly run a country on day one. This podcast will explore the work ahead. Who are the players running Biden's transition team? Who will join his cabinet? And how are they preparing to implement the new administration's agenda and take care of the critical functions of running a nation?
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