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Is COVID-19 Threatening Democracies? This Boise State Professor Is Watching Closely

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The coronavirus pandemic is uncharted territory for most everyone. And among all the newness, this disease and the way that countries are dealing with it are presenting a whole new set of academic questions. 

Steven Feldstein is a professor of Public Affairs at Boise State University. His recent article “What Democracy Will Fall Next?” was just published in Foreign Policy. He joins Idaho Matters to talk about how democracies across the globe are dealing with the coronavirus, and just how stable those democracies are.  

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.