The Year In Washington, Coming Together With Food

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According to a recent report, 2014 has been the least-productive year in Congress in four decades. We look back on the year in Congress, and then learn about communities coming together through food.

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Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Cynthia Schuster Producer
  • Paul Singer Guest
  • Davia Nelson Guest
  • Nikki Silva Guest

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