It is challenging to know the reality of how the coronavirus has and will affect China. The virus has claimed a reported 3,298 lives as of Friday afternoon and infected over 81,000 in China. While America and the rest of the world are now facing their own rampant outbreaks of the virus, China has already weathered through months of the pandemic.

 

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Private philanthropy is one of the most powerful tools in times of crisis. Peter Lipsett, vice president of Donors Trust, joins the podcast to explain why big government programs and bailouts often have unintended negative consequences.

 

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On Tuesday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, ordered a ‘Stay at Home and Stay Safe Order’ to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Lindsay Killen, vice president for strategic outreach and communications at the Mackinac Center joins us today on The Daily Signal Podcast to talk about how Michigan is responding to the coronavirus crisis. Plus, Rea Hederman, executive director of the economic research center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute, joins me for a second segment to talk about how Ohio is adapting to help small business owners and health care providers during COVID-19.

 

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Choosing to homeschool your child is a big decision, but many Americans just had the choice made for them. Schools all over the country are closing their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic – with some states like Virginia already announcing that schools will remain closed through the end of the academic year.

 

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Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., is an emergency room physician and an Army special operations veteran. He joins me today on The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss his perspective of the coronavirus pandemic, what the Senate relief package gets right and wrong, and why the U.S. shouldn’t be dependent on China for any pharmaceuticals or medical supplies.

 

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America’s medical professionals are doing all they can to ensure the best care for COVID-19 patients. But in order to slow the spread of the virus and give hospitals the time they need to prepare for a potential influx of patients, nurse McKinley Mather-Pike says there are several things we can all be doing.

 

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Are rising sea levels a threat to our planet? Is global warming to blame for wildfires and hurricanes? Geologist Gregory Wrightstone, author of “Inconvenient Facts: The Science That Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know,” joins The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss the truth about climate change. In our conversation, Wrightstone addresses these talking points by climate activists and much more.

 

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Young American’s are being taken captive by a political ideology that has proven to fail over and over again. “America First” host Sebastian Gorka debunks some of the myths of socialism and challenges American’s to look honestly at the great lie of socialism.

 

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Today we’re interviewing Kevin Pham, a doctor and a contributor to The Daily Signal, about COVID-19. How real is this threat? How is it like and unlike seasonal flu and the swine flu? When do you need to call a doctor if you have symptoms? How soon can we expect a vaccine, and how likely is it that our hospitals run out of beds and ventilators? Is there any hope for better treatments? Dr. Pham answers all these questions and more.

 

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Spain is one of the European countries struggling to stop the spread of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Right now, Madrid is on lockdown: Residents can’t leave their homes unless it’s for something essential, such as getting medicine or food. You can’t take walks for no reason. Only one person per household is allowed to go to the grocery store, to cut down on crowding and contact. Police enforce these measures and fine violators.

 

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It’s no secret that different generations view current events with different perspectives. Sometimes these differences lead to strife, but pollster John Zogby and his son, Jeremy, have chosen to take advantage of their generational perspective gap.

 

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia is the first woman from Georgia ever to vote in the United States Senate. She appointed to the Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Johnny Isakson, a Republican, and took the oath of office on January 6, 2020. She joins me on The Daily Signal podcast to talk about transitioning from the private sector to the public sector, what she’s most passionate about working on as a new member of Congress, as well as her perspective on how President Trump has handled the coronavirus.

 

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Rep. Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota is passionate about health care policy. His state is home to the headquarters of the Mayo Clinic, which he calls “the preeminent institution of medicine in all the world.” Hagedorn also is receiving cancer treatment at the Mayo Clinic following a diagnosis of kidney cancer. We discuss health care policy and why Medicare for All isn’t the answer.

 

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K.T. McFarland, deputy national security advisor during the first four months of the Trump administration and Fred Fleitz, president and CEO of the Center for Security Policy, join the podcast to discuss national security challenges facing the United States today, including China and the coronavirus outbreak.

 

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Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona and Congressman Brian Babin of Texas join us on today’s podcast. We discuss immigration, sanctuary cities, and some possible fixes to our current immigration crisis.

 

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Abolitionists and the pro-life movement share a similar respect for the sacredness of human life. Frederick Douglass “was a strong proponent of the black family” in the mid- to late 1800s, says the Rev. Dean Nelson, a Baptist pastor who is executive director of Human Coalition Action.

 

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Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, which hosts CPAC, joins The Daily Signal Podcast to talk about the impact of this year’s gathering. He also explains why they chose the theme of “America vs. Socialism” this year and how CPAC plans to expand in the future.

 

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Another abortion case is before the Supreme Court. The high court heard oral arguments Wednesday on a case, June Medical Services v. Russo, involving a Louisiana law requiring that doctors who perform abortions at clinics must have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The Daily Signal’s Rob Bluey breaks down the case with Louisiana Attorney General Jeffrey Landry and Louisiana Solicitor General Liz Murrill, who argued it.

 

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Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, led the opposition in the House to Democrats’ impeachment push. They join today’s Daily Signal Podcast to reflect on what it was like to be in the middle of that fight, and what they’ve learned about their constituents’ perspectives on it.

 

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently launched a wildly popular podcast called the Verdict with Michael Knowles, host of The Michael Knowles Show on The Daily Wire. Michael joins me on today’s podcast to give some behind-the-scenes perspective on the podcast, which originally started as a conversation about President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. We also discusses why socialism is antithetical to the American dream. Plus, we share a conversation our colleague Virginia Allen had with James O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas, on ABC News and media bias.

 

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