Partisan Politics vs. Pandemic Politics

April 2, 2020
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Gov. Polis, doing his best to blind nay-sayers with science, after announcing the statewide 'stay home' order.

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.