Air travel problems, Stopgap government funding

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Mitchell International Airport. Photo Courtesy of Mitchell International Airport

We talk to the author of a new book about the problems with commercial airline travel and how to fix them. Then, Senator Tammy Baldwin and a congressional reporter join us to discuss Congress passing another stopgap funding bill.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Ganesh Sitaraman Guest
  • Senator Tammy Baldwin Guest
  • Ginger Gibson Guest

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