Tomah VA Scandal Shaping U.S. Senate Race, You Might Be Saving Too Much Of Your Kid’s Art, Supreme Court Steps Away From Dark Money Cases

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Parents often try to save meaningful things from their kids’ childhood as a memory and as something to show the child as an adult. We find out why your child’s artwork is not one of those things you need to save. We also hear about U.S. Senate candidates Leah Vukmir and Tammy Baldwin’s conflicting views on health care and why many advocates for stricter regulation of money in elections and politics are pleased with a Supreme Court decision.

Featured in this Show

  • How The Tomah VA Scandal Is Shaping The Race For U.S. Senate

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir is attacking her November opponent, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, for failing to take urgent action to address an opioid prescription scandal at a Tomah Veterans Affairs hospital. Baldwin has defended her response and is accusing Vukmir of trying to politicize veterans’ issues. We look back at the wrongdoing in Tomah and how it’s playing out on the campaign trail.

  • Why You Shouldn't Feel Guilty Throwing Your Kid's Art Away

    Kids make lots of stuff. They scribble on paper, make a mess with paint and then they leave it all around your house. Parents have a tendency to save a lot of this art, for their future and for the memory. But our guest says that the magic in that art is in the making it and suggests that we admire it for a while, but then don’t feel bad tossing it.

  • What The Supreme Court's Refusal To Block Dark Money Ruling Means For Upcoming Elections

    Nonprofit organizations that give money to third-party groups will now have to disclose the identities of certain anonymous donors. We discuss a recent move by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows a lower court’s ruling to proceed and how it may affect the 2018 midterm elections.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Jessie Opoien Guest
  • Mary Townsend Guest
  • Michelle Ye Hee Lee Guest
  • Eleanor Neff Powell Guest