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Deep Breath: Making Sense of a Crazy Week

Nov 6, 2020

It’s been a long week, but it’s not over yet. We’ve got the latest on the Trump campaign’s legal strategy as it tries to stop the vote counts in some states and control which ballots are counted in others. Then, we’ll explain why one state’s 2020 election is likely to spill over into January 2021. Sorry, Georgia!

Need a break from staring at the electoral map? We’ll tell you about some of the other history being made this year, because there really is a first for everything. 

And finally: we’ve got some expert advice for dealing with anxiety. Not that we need it... 

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Caroline Polisi, legal analyst and adjunct lecturer in law, Columbia Law School

  • Michele Swers, professor of government, Georgetown University

  • Sarah McBride, Democratic candidate-elect, Delaware Senate

  • Lori Gottlieb, psychotherapist and author, “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone”

Let us know what questions you have about what’s going on in the news right now. Email us at or call and leave us a voicemail at: 646-461-6370. You might hear your message on the show. 

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