Who Will Lead The House?, Finding Artifacts From The Past In Nature, Federal Sentencing Overhaul Faces Final Hurdle

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A few of Tina Ecker’s finds from walking the banks of the river.
Photo By Tina Ecker

Changes over time in nature, such as the lowering of a river, can reveal treasures from times long past. We talk to a photographer who hunts for unnatural objects, likely from people who lived here long before us, down by the riverside. We also talk about this week’s top national news, including a look at the bid for House speakership. And we explore what it would take for a big reform and overhaul bill for prison sentencing to be put into action.

Featured in this Show

  • This Week In Washington – November 21, 2018

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi is building support in her campaign to be the next House Speaker, despite a vocal group of opponents. Also, the White House announced new rules for press briefings, and President Trump reportedly wanted the Department of Justice to investigate Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey. We talk to a congressional reporter about these stories and more.

  • Finding Artifacts Of The Past In Natural Spaces

    Maybe you’ve gone on a hike somewhere nearby or did some digging in your backyard and stumbled upon an object of the past– an old glass bottle, maybe a marble, a medal, a tool. An Eau Claire-based photographer likes to spend time walking around by the riverside, hunting for unnatural objects and relics of the past. She joins us to talk about some of the items she’s found and you can call in with your treasures as well.

  • The Impact Of A Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill

    A growing group of bipartisan voices are backing a bill in the U.S. Senate that is being called one of the biggest rewrites to American prison and sentencing law in a generation. We talk to a criminal justice expert about what the impact of the bill could be.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Scott Wong Guest
  • Tina Ecker Guest
  • Ken Streit Guest

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