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Political Leadership In Crisis

Evan Vucci
AP Photo
President Donald Trump takes questions during press briefing with the Coronavirus Task Force, at the White House, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Washington.

On this episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with political scientists Rachel Caufield and Jim McCormick about how the country's leaders are handling the COVID-19 outbreak. 


  • Rachel Paine Caufield, professor of political science at Drake University
  • Jim McCormick, professor of political science at Iowa State University

Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River