Paul Ryan’s Town Hall, Foxconn Hearing, Identity Politics

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House Speaker Paul Ryan held a town hall in Racine last night, the first town hall open to his constituents in nearly two years. We find out what issues were raised and how Ryan responded. We also hear about the Joint Finance Committee’s public hearing today about incentives being offered to tech manufacturer Foxconn. Plus, a guest makes the case that liberals need to turn away from “identity politics” and focus on an economic message to find success in the future.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Chuck Quirmbach Guest
  • Mark Lilla Guest

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