New Admin, Who Dis?: Cabinet Picks and Challenges

Published on: Dec 3, 2020fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round

We’re all pretty excited for a fresh start in 2021.

Before we get there, we’ve got some vaccine news for you and a look at who might get a dose before the end of the year.

Then, there’s one person who’s already making his intentions clear for 2021: President-Elect Joe Biden. We’ve got the who’s who on his cabinet picks and how he’s already making some contrasts between his team and President Trump’s.

Plus, we’re playing catch-up on two crises in Ethiopia and Iran that could cause headaches for Biden’s incoming team. 

Finally, there’s a Christmas tree shortage this year, and it’s not the Grinch’s fault. We’ll tell you how to take care of your tree this year - if you can get your hands on one.

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Michèle Flournoy, former US undersecretary of defense, co-founder, WestExec Advisors

  • Bronwyn Bruton, director of programs and studies, The Atlantic Council’s Africa Center

  • Ariane Tabatabai, Middle East fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy


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