Lobbying hits record levels, Ukraine update

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Gutted cars following a night air raid in Ukraine
Gutted cars following a night air raid in the village of Bushiv, 40 kilometers west of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 4, 2022. Russia’s war on Ukraine is now in its ninth day and Russian forces have shelled Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, sparking a fire there that was extinguished overnight. Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo

The Ukrainian government says it’s open to more peace talks as Russia continues its invasion with a new attention on the eastern part of the country. A Wisconsin expert on the region joins us to talk about the latest developments. Plus, we learn why spending on lobbying in Congress hit record highs last year and the impact it has.

Featured in this Show

  • A record-breaking year for lobbying in 2021

    Spending on lobbying broke records last year, but efforts to reform the industry have slipped from the headlines. We hear about why and where reform efforts stand today from an expert on interest groups and lobbying.

  • Ukraine open to more negotiations as Russia shifts the focus of its invasion

    Ukraine’s president indicated over the weekend that Ukraine may be willing to become a neutral state as part of a peace agreement, a move that Russian President Vladimir Putin has long pushed for. An expert explains this and other developments in the war between Russia and Ukraine.

Episode Credits

  • Molly Stentz Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • James Thurber Guest
  • Lowell Barrington Guest

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