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Dec 2, 2021

Hosts Jon Fansmith, Sarah Spreitzer, and Mushtaq Gunja talk about the pressing items members of Congress need to wrap up before the end of the year, including a deal on a bill to fund the government. They then dive into a lively discussion with Justin Draeger, president and CEO of the National Association of...


Nov 19, 2021

In this live conversation, hosts Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer discuss the status of the Build Back Better Act—the budget reconciliation bill that enacts a large chunk of the Biden administration’s domestic agenda—legislation dealing with competition with China, a House hearing on the education sector’s use...


Nov 4, 2021

With negotiations taking longer than expected and details still being hammered out on the Biden administration’s domestic spending plan, hosts Jon Fansmith, Sarah Spreitzer, and Mushtaq Gunja take time to reflect on whether or not the Virginia and New Jersey governor races will be a bellwether for next year’s...


Oct 21, 2021

As Congress attempts to finish the budget reconciliation bill, a number of provisions in the social spending measure are in danger of being cut. Terry Hartle and Jon Fansmith look at what we know so far, as well as the future of Public Service Loan Forgiveness and the president's order mandating COVID-19 vaccinations...


Oct 7, 2021

Adam Harris, author of The State Must Provide and staff writer for The Atlantic, talks to hosts Jon Fansmith and Mushtaq Gunja about the state and federal funding mechanisms that continue to support a separate and unequal system of higher education in the United States. First, Jon and Sarah Spreitzer open the show with...