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The Political Junkie On Biden’s Comeback, Super Tuesday And Trump’s Coronavirus Response

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Super Tuesday voters gave former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign new life as the candidate won 10 states — including North Carolina. Biden now leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the overall delegate count, but the race is far from over. 

Host Frank Stasio talks to Political Junkie Ken Rudin about his analysis of the Democratic presidential primary now that Super Tuesday is over and both Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are out of the race.

Rudin also puts our gubernatorial race into a national context and shares his thoughts on how the top of the ticket will impact North Carolina’s Senate race between Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham. Also, how is President Donald Trump’s administration handling the coronavirus outbreak? The Political Junkie evaluates the commander in chief’s crisis management so far.
 

Amanda Magnus grew up in Maryland and went to high school in Baltimore. She became interested in radio after an elective course in the NYU journalism department. She got her start at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, but she knew public radio was for her when she interned at WNYC. She later moved to Madison, where she worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for six years. In her time there, she helped create an afternoon drive news magazine show, called Central Time. She also produced several series, including one on Native American life in Wisconsin. She spends her free time running, hiking, and roller skating. She also loves scary movies.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.