Tomah VA Investigation, Switching From Bernie To Trump, Misplaced Anger In Politics

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Many voters have expressed the desire to see a country go in a new direction, and our guest wonders why based on falling crime rates and higher overall satisfaction among Americans. A columnist joins us to talk about anger in politics. We also talk about whether Bernie Sanders supporters might vote for Donald Trump in November, and look into a new investigation involving the Tomah VA hospital.

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    A new US Senate report out this week comes to some troubling conclusions about how a Veterans Affairs watchdog agency handled an investigation into the Tomah VA hospital…and the over-prescription of opioids to veterans there. A reporter breaks down the findings.

  • When The Anti-Establishment Left Joined The Anti-Establishment Right

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  • Anger As A Driving Force In Presidential Race

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Donovan Slack Guest
  • Josh Zeitz Guest
  • Richard Kyte Guest

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