WEDC Numbers, Long School Lunches, Federal Budget Myths And Realities

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Federal spending can be a popular topic during presidential races, but how do we know if what a candidate is saying is true? A national budget expert dispels some common myths about the federal budget. We also hear an argument that longer school lunches could lead to kids eating healthier meals, and cover the latest news out of WEDC.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Matthew DeFour Guest
  • Juliana Cohen Guest
  • Maya MacGuineas Guest

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