Politics, Policy, and the Pandemic

March 20, 2020
Wash Your Hands During Cononavirus OutbreakWash Your Hands During Cononavirus OutbreakHart Van Denburg/CPR News
A sign above East Colfax Avenue in Denver urges people to wash their hands during the coronavirus outbreak, Friday, March 20, 2020. This state Capitol is in the background.

The legislative session is on hiatus, but politics, governing, and Purplish all definitely go on. In fact, policy-making is going on at warp speed, as Gov. Jared Polis tries to lock down the state to slow the spread of the virus and Congress acts to blunt the economic pain from those moves. Our hosts Andrew Kenney and Bente Birkeland analyze how the virus is reshaping government in the state, and our Congressional reporter Caitlyn Kim provides the view from DC.