Stopgap government funding, Wisconsin novelist

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U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson with his hand on a Bible taking an oath
Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., takes the oath to be the new House speaker from the Dean of the House Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., at the Capitol in Washington, Oct. 25, 2023. Johnson does not typically mention one aspect of his work before being elected to Congress. He was once chosen to be the dean of a small Baptist law school. But the school ultimately collapsed without enrolling students or opening its doors. The episode is a reminder of how little is known about Johnson, who quickly rose from relative obscurity to House speaker. Alex Brandon/AP Photo

Senator Tammy Baldwin and a congressional reporter join us to discuss Congress passing another stopgap funding bill. Then, Wisconsin novelist Patrick Rothfuss joins us to share his latest novella.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Senator Tammy Baldwin Guest
  • Ginger Gibson Guest
  • Patrick Rothfuss Guest

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