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Episode 371
Feb 17, 2021

Congress considers putting pork back in its diet

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Today we're answering your questions about earmarks, the 10-year Treasury note and college enrollment stats.

Guest host Kimberly Adams mentioned the return of earmarks yesterday, and a listener wants to know more about the “currency of compromise.” To help answer that one, we called up Laura Blessing, a senior fellow at the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University. Plus, Kimberly and Kai Ryssdal answer more of your questions about the 10-year Treasury note, women in postsecondary education and, uh, campaign promises.

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Molly Wood Host
Donna Tam Interim Senior Producer
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