Debt ceiling negotiations, Hope in media coverage

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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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A reporter updates on the politics and public negotiations in Congress over raising the debt ceiling. Then, we talk to a writer about the need for more reporting and coverage of hope.

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    A Congressional reporter gives us the latest on how House Republicans got a bill to raise the nation’s debt limit over the finish line, and what happens next.

  • Missing ingredient in the media: hope

    If news coverage of big events leaves you feeling hopeless, or drives you away from the news, you’re not alone. But there’s a better way, according to writer Amanda Ripley, who says the media needs to include more hope in the mix.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Lisa Mascaro Guest
  • Amanda Ripley Guest

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