Will Herman Cain's Death From Coronavirus Change The Minds Of Those Who Dismiss The Pandemic?
Thursday marked six months since the World Health Organization first declared a public health emergency over COVID-19. But despite the fast-rising death toll — now at more than 151,000 in the United States — there are many Americans who still claim the virus is not a great public health risk. After the death Thursday of Herman Cain, a former GOP presidential candidate and vocal supporter of President Trump who eschewed masks and previously tweeted that pandemic fears were overblown, will COVID-19 skeptics change their minds?
To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Washington Post Political Reporter Amber Phillips, and Joseph Uscinski, a political scientist at the University of Miami and editor of "Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them."
Boston NAACP President Tanisha Sullivan On The City’s Police Reform Task Force
In the wake of nationwide protests over police violence and misconduct, the city of Boston has assembled a task force on police reform that has been holding public listening sessions on the matter, with the goal of submitting reform recommendations to the mayor next month. Among those on the task force is Boston NAACP president Tanisha Sullivan. She joined Jim Braude to discuss the effort, as well as the NAACP’s upcoming virtual convention.