- May 01, 2020
The country is slowly opening up again. Against the backdrop of anti-quarantine protests and mounting economic pressure, U.S. states are trying to return to a “new normal” with different timelines and exit strategies. But despite the ever-increasing longing for normalcy, the U.S. election campaigns are still very much conditioned by corona restrictions. Tyson Barker, Deputy Director and Fellow at the Aspen Institute Germany, and David Deißner, Executive Director at Atlantik-Brücke, are joined by Prof. Dr. Curd Knüpfer, junior professor at the John F. Kennedy Institute, to address these latest developments, their impact on the election campaigns, and the American media landscape. How are anti-quarantine protests and the state’s exit strategies perceived by the American public? How do U.S. states coordinate re-openings? What does the media coverage of the election campaign look like? What role do talk radios play in the conservative movement? And why has Joe Biden launched a podcast?