Week In Washington, Craft Breweries’ Role In Economic Development, Democratic Candidates Refusing Funds From Political Action Committees

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New Glarus Brewing in the village of New glarus, WI.
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Many “destination breweries” in Wisconsin are located in rural areas but not impossibly far from larger cities. We talk about how this model of planning serves the small town economy. We also discuss the latest in the Kavanaugh hearings on Week in Washington and we find out what it means that more Democratic candidates are refusing donations from corporate political action committees.

Featured in this Show

  • This Week In Washington – September 5, 2018

    Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are in their second day. We find out what he’s being asked by senators. We also get the latest on tension between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and find out who will be replacing John McCain in the Senate.

  • Craft Brewers Hope 'Beer Tourism' Is Spur For Rural Economies

    As craft brewing continues to grow in the U.S. and Wisconsin, breweries popping up in rural areas are hoping to spur their local economies. We talk to the economist of a craft brewery trade group.

  • Democratic Candidates Foregoing Corporate PAC Money, But Does It Matter?

    More Democratic candidates for office are refusing to take donations from corporate political action committees. We talk about why it’s become a trend and why the pledge might not mean all that much for a campaign’s finances.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Sabrina Siddiqui Guest
  • Bart Watson Guest
  • Elaine Godfrey Guest