Bipartisan Support For Electoral College Reform?, Middle Class Families Struggle With College Tution, A Push To Change Wisconsin’s Expungement Laws

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While several states have considering making changes or even completely doing away with the Electoral College, there has yet to be a proposal that both parties will support. We take a look at the history of the Electoral College and discuss reform possibilities. We also talk to a guest who says middle class families are being priced out of college. In addition, we look at a call to make it easier to remove some low-level crimes from a person’s record.

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  • Could Both Parties Support Electoral College Reform?

    There’s been many calls to reform, or even get rid of, the Electoral College. But none have had enough support from Republicans and Democrats to become a reality. Our guest looks back at the history of the Electoral College and shares his ideas for reform that both parties could support.

  • A College Degree Is Becoming Too Expensive For Middle Class Families, According To Higher Ed Expert

    The rising cost of tuition coupled with stagnant wages and few financial aid opportunities makes paying for college too costly for middle-class families. We speak with Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology at Temple University, about why making college accessible to middle-class families is good policy.

  • A Push To Reform Wisconsin's Expungement Laws

    A mix of Republicans, Democrats and advocacy groups on both sides of the aisle are unveiling a plan to make it easier to wipe out a person’s criminal record. We discuss how Wisconsin’s current expungement laws work, how this proposal would change them, and why the move is being considered.

Episode Credits

  • Derrell Connor Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Edward Foley Guest
  • Sara Goldrick-Rab Guest
  • Laurel White Guest