President Trump Takes On High Drug Prices, State Civics Competition, Rep. Steil On Government Shutdown

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In his State of the Union address, President Trump vowed to take action on the high cost of prescription drugs. We’ll find out how those prices are set, and what action would be needed to regulate them more closely. The finals of a statewide civics competition for high school students are coming up. And, we’ll talk with Republican Bryan Steil of Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district about the likelihood of avoiding another partial government shutdown.

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Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Julie Rovner Guest
  • Eve Galanter Guest
  • Representative Bryan Steil Guest