Debt ceiling standoff, Helping new graduates

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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 political science professor joins us to explore the politics of debt ceiling negotiations in Washington. Then, a reporter shares her work collecting advice for new graduates of high school and college.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Mark Copelovitch Guest
  • Allie Volpe Guest

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