The GOP, Businesses, And Whether To Play Ball; Linking Border Problems And American Firearms

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In this photo taken March 15, 2017, AR-15 style rifles made by Battle Rifle Co., a gunmaker in Webster, Texas, are on display in its retail shop. Lisa Marie Pane/AP Photo

A marketing professor helps us navigate the current situation of Republicans and the public pressuring businesses to take — or not take — stances on social justice and voting rights issues. Then a journalist connects what they say are the dots between American-made weapons and the drug and gang cartels fueling asylum seekers coming to the U.S. border.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tom O'Guinn Guest
  • Ioan Grillo Guest

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