Letters and Politics

D.C. Political Battles & The New Wild West

We begin today’s show by speaking with John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine, about the ongoing political battles in D.C. In conversation with our host Mitch Jeserich, Nichols discusses tax reform, the battle over the directorship of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the threat to net neutrality.

We then speak with Blaire Briody, award-winning journalist and author of the new book The New Wild West: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown, about the consequences of fracking and the pursuit of oil on small towns like Williston, North Dakota.

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