Peanuts Talk Continues, A New Payday Loan Restrictions Bill

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We continue our discussion of the famous comic strip Peanuts. And we learn about a new bill in the Wisconsin legislature aimed at curbing exorbitant payday loan interest rates, including talking with one of the lawmakers behind the effort.

Featured in this Show

  • The Mark The Peanuts Comic Strip Left On America

    Cartoonist Charles Schulz created more than 18,000 daily comic strips about Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. To mark the 70th anniversary of his creation, we look at how the comics affected people’s lives and American pop culture, as well as what they can teach us about life.

  • New Proposed State Legislation To Limit Payday Loan Interest Rates

    New proposed Wisconsin legislation would considerably drop the maximum interest rate that can be charged on a payday loan or other consumer loan. We talk with one of the lawmakers behind the bill, and an economics professor about the socioeconomic impact of this category of loan.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Andrew Blauner Guest
  • Sen. André Jacque Guest
  • Haydar Kurban Guest

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