How The “Midwest” Fits Into Political Conversations, Is The Trade War Bringing Back Jobs?, State Democrats Push For Law To Protect Child Abuse Victims

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We discuss Midwesterners being more than just “rural and white,” and how perceptions of them fit into political conversations. Then we look at the effect of the ongoing trade war with China on factory jobs. And we learn about state Democrats pushing to create new laws to help child abuse survivors.

Featured in this Show

  • Rethinking The Midwest In Political Conversations

    Former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill’s commentary about Midwesterners and policy kicked off a debate on Twitter about how the Midwest is largely thought of as rural and white. We talk to a political scientist about how the Midwest plays in politics and what lawmakers get wrong about the region.

  • The Impact Of The Trade War On American Manufacturing Jobs

    The Trump administration’s trade war with China is showing no signs of stopping, but is it bringing factory jobs back to the U.S. like President Trump hoped? We get the answer from an economist who focuses on labor economics and international macroeconomics.

  • State Democrats Push For Law To Protect Child Abuse Victims

    State Democratic lawmakers are pushing to change laws that would lift time limits for bringing civil actions in sexual abuse cases and who qualifies as a mandatory reporter. We talk to a reporter about the Child Victims Act.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Philip Chen Guest
  • Hoyt Bleakley Guest
  • Laurel White Guest

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