Explaining PFAS “Forever Chemicals,” One Decade Since The Citizens United Supreme Court Decision, Child Labor Laws

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In this Oct. 4, 2018 photo, the U.S. Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo

We learn why it’s so difficult to break down chemicals known as PFAS. We also discuss how campaign finance has changed in the decade since the Supreme Court Citizens United decision. And we talk about a franchise restaurant owner who violated child labor laws, including at 40 Wisconsin restaurants.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Paul Secunda Guest
  • Christy Remucal Guest
  • Darrell West Guest
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Interviewer

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