A conversation from The Diane Rehm Show archives with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. In 2007, he talked to Diane about his belief in the power of music to cross borders and bridge backgrounds.
President Biden traveled to Europe this week to convince allies that, “America is back.” But here at home, Democrats have hit a road block.
Since the election, Congressional Republicans have made it clear their priority was “stopping the administration.” Yet, Democrats, with a razor thin margin in the Senate, held out hope they could pass sweeping new laws on things like voting rights and immigration – as long as they could convince West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to vote with his party.
This week, Manchin made it clear he would not. The New Yorker’s Susan Glasser writes the column “Letter from Biden’s Washington” and she joined Diane Friday morning to discuss where the Democrats, and the president, go from here.
- Susan Glasser Staff writer, The New Yorker
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