The Woman Behind ‘The Cosmos,’ The Fate Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Wisconsin Latest To Sue Trump Administration Over Diversion Of Defense Funds

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We talk to the creator of the ‘Cosmos’ TV series about a book that accompanies the show’s latest series exploring outer space and science. Then we learn about what could happen to consumer protection depending on the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court decision. And Wisconsin joined 18 other states in suing the Trump Administration over its move to divert defense funds to pay for the border wall along the U.S. southern border. We’ll learn more.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Ann Druyan Guest
  • Mallory SoRelle Guest
  • Riley Vetterkind Guest

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