State Budget Deadline, Black Women Working Harder Without Gains, What’s Next For Democrats

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A new study finds that African-American women are working more than women of other ethnicities, voting in strong numbers, and getting more education, but not seeing economic gains. One of the researchers is with us to share why this is and what could change the trend. We also hear what continues to delay a deal on the state budget, with the previous budget set to expire by the end of the week. Plus, a discussion on what’s next for the Democratic party’s message after losing a special Congressional election in Georgia

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  • What's Next For The Democrats?

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Chandra Childers Guest