Sunday, April 12, 2020: Signs of Hope as Coronavirus Curve Begins to Flatten

Sunday, April 12th

A grim Easter Sunday -- the coronavirus numbers are staggering, and the global challenge is overwhelming. But as the case curve begins to flatten here at home, President Trump pushes to restart the economy. Plus, as the death toll in the U.S. continues to climb, African Americans take a disproportionate hit. And the third time is the charm for Joe Biden - with Bernie Sanders bowing out, the former vice president becomes the presumptive Democratic nominee. On today's show: Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowers on the fight to bend the curve in the nation's capital; former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod on Joe Biden's VP hunt and the challenges of campaigning in the age of coronavirus; Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and ER Dr. Megan Ranney on the medical challenges still remaining; the Wall Street Journal's Alexis Glick on the economic fallout; and NPR's Tamara Keith and Josh Dawsey of the Washington Post on the president's political calculations. via Knit