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Bill Ritter talks with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York about the Zika virus and the presidential race. (WABC)

A wild start to the presidential primary season, and a wild start to the mosquito season in Latin, Central and South america - and the Caribbean.

We begin this week by talking to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York on a wide range of issues, including why Hillary Clinton is having a tough challenge for the Democratic presidential nomination, and the angry electorate.

But I started by asking the senator about the Zika virus. He's calling for a Zika czar.

So how is the government doing in trying to stop the virus?

Suddenly the Zika virus isn't just some other country's problem. Suddenly - it's a world wide problem.. A problem for many of us.

Also joining us is ABC's Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser. He was in Brazil covering the Zika outbreak, and before joining ABC News, he was the interim head of the Centers For Disease Control in Atlanta dealing with these kinds of outbreaks.
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Bill Ritter talks with ABC Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser about the Zika virus.


Finally the Republican winner of the New Hampshire primary has been a political contributor for decades. The Democratic party winner has been in Congress for 25 years.

And yet both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are running for the presidency as outsiders.

And tapping into a kind of voter anger that is at once incredibly powerful - but alas, to some experts, a bit puzzling.

With us to discuss all things political is our old friend Doug Muzzio, political science professor at CUNY.
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Bill Ritter talks with Doug Muzzio, political science professor at CUNY.


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