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Partisan Politics vs. Pandemic Politics

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19min 49sec
Polis Moss Coronavirus Press Conference 200330
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and University of Colorado pulmonologist Dr. Marc Moss speak to reporters Monday, March 30, 2020 at South Metro Fire Rescue headquarters in Centennial about the the state’s progress in halting the spread of coronavirus.

Times of crisis generally bring people together, but even in the depths of the coronavirus pandemic, politicians can only sing kumbaya for so long.

In this episode of Purplish, hosts Andrew Kenney and Bente Birkeland, along with editor Megan Verlee, cover the delicate balancing act Colorado Republican officials have as they start to push back on governor Polis' coronavirus actions. And they have more scary things about the looming consequences for the state budget. Plus, bonus: if you listen all the way to the end, you get to hear the exact moment when Andy's home recording studio turned back into his wife's closet.