USMCA Deal And Big Pharma, Wet Weather Causing Problems For Farmers, Examining Both Race And Class In Political Discourse

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President Donald Trump, center, sits between Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto as they sign a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is replacing the NAFTA trade deal, during a ceremony at a hotel before the start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The USMCA, as Trump refers to it, must still be approved by lawmakers in all three countries. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Critics say that parts of the USMCA agreement support some drug makers, but hurt consumers. Continuing wet weather in the state is making it difficult for farmers to spread manure safely. And a political observer says that the intersection of race and class is key to political strategy.

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  • Wet Weather Preventing Farmers From Spreading Manure

    Frequent rains and saturated soils are putting some farmers’ plans to spread manure on hold. We look at how farmers across Wisconsin are coping with the wet weather and how it’s affecting their fall harvests.

  • An Argument For Americans Across The Political Spectrum To Address Race And Class

    A constitutional law professor argues that while race is a hot political topic, the nation won’t come close to solving its problems until class is also addressed by all political parties.

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  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Jonathan Kimball Guest
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