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Bernie Sanders On 'St. Louis On The Air': Coronavirus, Health Care And Beating Trump

Sen. Bernie Sanders, at left, talks with host Sarah Fenske, right, ahead of his St. Louis rally on Monday.
David Kovaluk | St. Louis Public Radio
Sen. Bernie Sanders, at left, talks with host Sarah Fenske, right, ahead of his St. Louis rally on Monday.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders sat down with St. Louis on the Air host Sarah Fenske ahead of a campaign rally in St. Louis on Monday. 

Bernie Sanders talks with the St. Louis on the Air team ahead of the Missouri primary.
David Kovaluk | St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri voters will go to the polls to cast primary ballots on Tuesday. The Vermont senator’s visit follows a campaign stop in St. Louis on Saturday by former Vice President Joe Biden, whose staff did not make him available for an interview.

The conversation with Sanders touched on the senator’s strong showing in the 2016 Missouri primary, the new coronavirus and who’s best situated to unify the Democratic Party and defeat President Trump. It also delved into the potential impact of a transition to Medicare for All on one of the St. Louis region’s biggest employers: the health care industry.

Fenske also spoke with St. Louis Public Radio’s Jo Mannies, who provided analysis of the dynamics in Tuesday’s race. Listen to the full segment below:

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah Fenske and produced by Alex Heuer, Emily Woodbury, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan and Joshua Phelps. The engineer is Aaron Doerr, and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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Evie is a producer for "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.