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It often seemed over the last four years that with so much media attention focused on Donald Trump's daily outrages, there was little oxygen left for more normal types of political scandal. But the coronavirus and the monster winter storm which recently battered the United States have left many state governors trapped in a quagmire of scandal of their own. This episode explores how three of the largest states in the U.S. - Texas, California and New York - are each having struggles of their own.
Explaining the Texas power grid's isolation: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/massive-power-failure-could-finally-cause-texas-to-connect-with-the-nations-power-grids1/
Krugman on Texas: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/opinion/texas-storm-power.html
Andrew Cuomo is no hero: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/20/andrew-cuomo-new-york-coronavirus-catastrophe
California recall effort goes mainstream: https://www.usnews.com/news/elections/articles/2021-02-19/gavin-newsom-and-the-coronavirus-driven-california-recall-effort
Host - Andy Gawthorpe
Growth consultant - Anne Stoop
Designer/advisor - Janice Killion
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