Federal debt limit, Women’s tackle football, Phone security in public

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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 political scientist about the partisan battle over the federal debt ceiling. Then, two members of a Wisconsin women’s tackle football team tell us more about their league and the upcoming start of their season. Later, a tech security expert warns us about concerns with public phone charging stations.

Featured in this Show

  • The encroaching threat of defaulting on the federal debt

    House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told the New York Stock Exchange on Monday that Republicans would not allow the government to default on its debts, but would demand spending cuts in exchange for raising the federal debt limit. A political scientist sizes up the partisan standoff and potential economic consequences.

  • Women's Football Alliance kicks off new season

    The Women’s Football Alliance begins their season on April 22nd. We speak with a coach and a player from the Wisconsin-based Midwest Mountain Lions about women’s increased involvement in tackle football from the Women’s Football Alliance to the National Football League.

  • FBI: Don't use public charging stations

    The FBI has warned against using public charging stations, saying that hackers have figured out how to introduce malware to devices through public charging ports. A tech security expert explains.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Jasmine Farrier Guest
  • Mary Ellen Six Guest
  • Snoopy Shuster Guest
  • Dorothea Salo Guest

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