Analyzing The COVID-19 Crisis And Its Global Impact

Apr 8, 2020

For authoritarian leaders around the world, the pandemic offers a convenient way to silence critics and consolidate power.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by political scientists Wayne Moyer of Grinnell College and Evan Renfro of the University of Northern Iowa. Moyer and Renfro offer their analysis of Sen. Bernie Sanders dropping out of the presidential race, President Donald Trump threatening to cut U.S. funding for the World Health Organization and the authentic virus count in China, and why it matters.


  • Evan Renfro, assistant professor for the department of political science at the University of Northern Iowa
  • Wayne Moyer, Rosenfield Professor and professor of political science at Grinnell College