Watch: President Biden State of the Union Address and GOP Response

By Heidi Glenn NPR

President Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday amid rising inflation and growing fatigue as the coronavirus pandemic is set to enter its third year and as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine.

Those are expected to be top issues in his speech, and he is also likely to talk about Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, his recently announced pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

Follow live updates on the address here.

The speech comes as a majority of Americans say Biden’s first year was a failure — and as the midterm elections loom.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will deliver the Republican response after Biden’s speech. Reynolds gained national attention for her response to the coronavirus pandemic, which ran counter to many of the measures promoted by Biden.

NPR News Special Coverage of the State of the Union and response on WUFT-FM will be hosted by NPR’s Ari Shapiro. He will be joined by journalists from the NPR Politics Team — National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, White House Correspondent Asma Khalid, Political Correspondent Juana Summers and Congressional Correspondent Susan Davis.

Live blog on npr.org will update during the speech: https://www.npr.org/live-updates/state-of-the-union.

Watch Biden’s speech and Reynolds’ response here, starting at 9 p.m. ET:


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About Glenn Richards

Glenn Richards is Operations Coordinator and local host for Morning Edition on WUFT-FM. His background includes 30+ years of radio in South Florida as an air personality, promotion director, and morning show producer (WSHE, WZTA, & WFLC). His previous education includes a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Miami where he was also general manager of WVUM-FM. Upon his arrival in Gainesville in 2006 to pursue a telecommunication master’s degree at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, he worked as an air personality at WRUF-FM (both Rock104 and Country 103.7 The Gator). One of Glenn’s passions is local music. Since 1990, he has produced and hosted local music programs in both South Florida and Gainesville, playing demos and independent releases from unsigned artists, many of whom went on to national prominence including: Marilyn Manson, Sister Hazel, For Squirrels, Matchbox 20, Saigon Kick, Mary Karlzen, Nil Lara, Hundred Waters, and more.