Debt ceiling deal, Great Lakes water

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President Joe Biden shakes hands with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., as Vice President Kamala Harris watches after the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington
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We talk to a Washington D.C. editor about the debt ceiling deal between President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Then, a Great Lakes water expert joins us to discuss recent diversion projects to Waukesha and Joliet, Illinois.

Featured in this Show

  • Can Congress pass the deal to raise the debt ceiling?

    We get the latest on the deal to raise the national debt limit, what’s in it, and its progress through Congress.

  • How Great Lakes water is used and conserved

    The city of Chicago sold off some Lake Michigan water to the Illinois city of Joliet, a rare exception under the Great Lakes Compact. We talk to an expert about how different states are allowed to use the water from the lakes and what protections are in place.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Ginger Gibson Guest
  • Peter Annin Guest

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