Talking With Rep. Mark Pocan, Poetry For Parents, Overlooked Aspects Of Impeachment Proceedings

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The House tally on impeachment on a piece of paper
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-LA., holds up a copy of the House tally, with all Republicans who voted opposing the resolution, while speaking during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

We discuss impeachment, among other topics, with Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan. Then for a few moments of levity we talk with an author about how fatherhood inspired his poetry. And a political scientist reminds us what to watch for — and not miss — as the impeachment inquiry proceeds.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Mark Pocan Guest
  • John Kenney Guest
  • Julia Azari Guest

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