The year in movies, Build Back Better plan in jeopardy

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Senator Joe Manchin
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, arrives for a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Manchin, a crucial 50th vote for his party on President Joe Biden’s proposals, said Sunday he would vote against federal voting rights legislation sponsored by his own party. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s opposition to the Build Back Better package could mean the end of the social and climate spending plan backed by President Biden. We find out what comes next for the legislation. We also talk with a film critic about some of the best movies of 2021.

Featured in this Show

  • Critic talks 2021 movie picks and return to theaters

    Our regular “reel” critic ticks off a few of his hits — and misses — of 2021, and talks about what it’s been like to return to seeing movies in person.

  • With Build Back Better on life support because of Manchin's opposition, what now?

    After West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said he can’t support President Joe Biden’s $1.7 trillion social spending and climate plan, what happens next? We look at Manchin’s reservations to Build Back Better and how Democrats may respond.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Reggie Ponder Guest
  • Steven Smith Guest