What happens if the country defaults on its debt? Tips to prevent junk mail

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Congress has weeks to decide if it will increase its debt ceiling or default. We speak with an economist about possibilities and consequences. Then, more than 100 billion pieces of “junk” mail are delivered each year. We speak with a state agency on how to prevent it from coming to the mailbox.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Wendy Edelberg Guest
  • Michelle Reinen Guest

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