Episode 120: To Vote Or Not To Vote
For this week’s episode, Ty and Daphne discuss the latest news and events. They also welcome a special guest to discuss politics and the host’s recent comments on Bernie Sanders. After catching up on life, the hosts discuss “Oh Lawd” news (6:58), including the potentially dangerous decision for businesses to reopen (7:25), the unexpected consequences of the Paycheck Protection Program (10:50), controversial comments from elected officials (14:00), additional protests against shelter-in-place orders (21:35), negative oil prices (25:45), updates from Wuhan (27:35), question marks about Kim Jong Un’s health (28:10), and a state senator’s decision to wear a confederate flag mask (30:05). For the last segment of the episode, Ty and Daphne welcome Dr. Oyindamola Oluwatimi, a computer scientist who specializes in mobile security, to share his take on their recent political analysis (31:24). After discussing life in quarantine (40:15), Oyindamola provides insight into his views on politics and Biden’s candidacy (46:05) and discuss the potential consequences of a Trump vs. Biden presidency (56:10). They then debate the role of the Democratic establishment in the primary race (1:02:10), discuss race and identity politics in the Democratic Party (1:10:05), and have a conversation about the idea of a “big tent” (1:24:50). They close the episode by having a conversation about what the progressive movement can learn from Bernie Sander’s bid for the Democratic nomination (1:36:35) and potential reasons behind generational differences in voting patterns (1:42:40).
Georgia is reopening | Here is how it compares to other states - https://www.11alive.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/georgia-coronavirus-reopening-compared-to-other-states/85-f31395e2-d432-4cdd-aaa8-e97c55dfd581
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Called Out For Refusing To Re-Open His Mansion For Public Tours - https://www.bet.com/news/national/2020/04/26/georgia-governor-brian-kemp-refuses-public-mansion-tours.html
She got a forgivable loan. Her employees hate her for it. - https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/22/she-got-a-paycheck-protection-loan-her-employees-hate-her-for-it.html
Las Vegas mayor slammed for suggesting workers could be COVID-19 'control group' - https://abcnews.go.com/US/las-vegas-mayor-slammed-suggesting-workers-covid-19/story?id=70306241
Trump suggests 'injection' of disinfectant to beat coronavirus and 'clean' the lungs - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-suggests-injection-disinfectant-beat-coronavirus-clean-lungs-n1191216
Trump adds to confusion over Kim Jong Un's health status - https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/27/politics/kim-jong-un-health-confusion/index.html