Experimenting With Guaranteed Income In Wausau, Re-Examining Your Relationship With Work

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A researcher and mayor talk to us about how policies like a universal or guaranteed income would work, and how and who they would benefit. Then we discuss some of the dark sides of an unhealthy relationship with your job, and what you can do about it.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Katie Rosenberg Guest
  • Amy Castro Baker Guest
  • Sarah Jaffe Guest

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