The Kathleen Dunn Show

The Kathleen Dunn Show

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What Will Be The Industries Of The Future?

Kathleen and her guest discuss what some are saying will be the next Industrial Revolution in the fields of economics, robotics, cyber-security, genomics, data, and the digital world of our future. Her guest is a former innovation advisor to The Secretary of State and author of the book "The Industries of the Future".

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New Hampshire Primary Recap

Kathleen and her guests recap the New Hampshire Primary results and look ahead to the Democratic Debate in Milwaukee on Thursday.

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What's Next For The Zika Virus?

World health experts join Kathleen to discuss how the Zika virus is spreading and how researchers are busy creating a vaccine. President Barack Obama announced Monday that he will ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the virus through mosquito control programs, vaccine research, education and improving health care for low-income pregnant women.

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'How America Is Putting Itself Back Together'

Many Americans are cynical about the country's future. It's not uncommen to hear folks say it's "going to hell." Kathleen's guest, however, doesn't buy it. He spent the last three years traveling the United States talking to people about the American Dream and a sense of hope.

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Paying Tribute To Bob Elliott Of The Bob And Ray Show

Kathleen Dunn speaks to the author of the book, "Bob and Ray: Keener Than Most Persons," as we pay tribute to Bob Elliott.

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All Things Political February 8, 2015

Kathleen returns for our weekly look at All Things Political. The editor of The Progressive joins the show for a heavy dose of analysis on how the presidential race is shaping up in both parties on the eve of the New Hampshire primary.

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'After Living In Norway, America Feels Backward'

Guest host John Munson is joined by a veteran American journalist — and a Wisconsin native — who retreated to Norway after covering the war in Afghanistan. After spending time in Norway, she found the American way of labor, family services and welfare kind of backwards. The Nordic life provided her with a crash course on social democracy.

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Parallel Prison Systems For Immigrants

Substitute host John Munson looks into a special investigation featured in an upcoming NPR " Reveal" episode and subject of The Nation's February 15th cover story . The lead investigative journalist is his guest and will discuss what it like to be a prisoner in the U.S. if you're not a U.S. citizen, and the dozens of prison facilities that don't have to follow federal rules.

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For-Profit Prisons: The Powerful Lobby Few Are Talking About

The for-profit prison industry has built a powerful lobby over the years by funneling millions to U.S. political candidates. Sen. Marco Rubio is one of the biggest beneficiaries this election cycle. It's also received comparatively little scrutiny. Guest host John Munson speaks with a Washington Post reporter and a researcher at the Justice Policy Institute about how the industry influences legislation and impacts the justice system, particularly among immigrant detainees.

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Do The Extremely Wealthy Have Their Own Tax System?

Substitute host John Munson discusses what his guest calls the private tax system for the extremely wealthy. In a recent article for the New York Times, he writes, that the very richest Americans have financed a " sophisticated and astonishingly effective apparatus for shielding their fortunes ."

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