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What To Expect From A Biden Administration

Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected the next President of the United States. [Crush Rush/shutterstock]
Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected the next President of the United States. [Crush Rush/shutterstock]

The counting continues, and lawsuits and recounts may be in the future, but it appears America will have a new President in 2021. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris celebrated with a public appearance Saturday night, after the declaration of both Pennsylvania and Nevada as having voted for the Democratic challenger. During President-elect Biden's speech, he noted the need to move past the contentious election.

But while Democrats may be moving into the White House -- the election did not give them the landslide victory they hoped to have in the Senate. Even if Democrats win both Georgia run-off elections, and that's a big if considering how close the race in Georgia was this year, a 50-50 deadlocked Senate is anticipated, but with a vice president who could break ties. 

However, that's still not enough to pass sweeping legislation like a large stimulus bill, or enacting a Green New Deal, with a chamber that requires 60 votes to avoid a filibuster. 

On The Sound of Ideas, we're going to look past this week, on to the next few months and into 2021 -- to discuss what comes after the race. We're joined by two experts with different political views. 

Then, we'll talk about a new virtual film festival hosted by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission that celebrates athletes in the LGBT community. 

-Zach Schiller, Research Director, Policy Matters Ohio 
-Jonathan Adler, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University
-Rachael Stentz-Baugher, Vice President of Administration and Development, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
-Eliana Turan, Development Director, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland 

Rachel is the supervising producer for Ideastream Public Media’s morning public affairs show, the “Sound of Ideas.”