Politics online, Social security

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Political ads that were on Facebook
This photo shows a search for political ads that were on Facebook displayed on a computer screen Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in New York. Twitter’s ban on political advertising is ratcheting up the pressure on Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to follow suit. Richard Drew/AP Photo

We talk to the author of a new book about the way digital media has effected politics. Then, a retirement expert helps us better understand the problems facing the social security system.

Featured in this Show

  • How the digital world changed American politics

    Politics is a constant conversation on social media, but what’s been the impact of bringing politics to the digital world? We talk to the author of a new book who takes a closer look at that question, and who examines the digital strategies behind two past U.S. presidents.

  • The challenges facing social security — and potential solutions

    Social security is paying out more than it’s taking in. We explore the causes of the problem and potential solutions, including changes proposed by Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Elizabeth Losh Guest
  • Kerry Hannon Guest

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