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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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The Secret Lives Of Women Transforming The Arab World

Although you may not associate Arab women with questioning authority, changing societies, and leading revolutions; John Munson's guest does. She's written about it in her new book, " Excellent Daughters" .

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Should The Primary Calendar Always Start With Iowa And New Hampshire?

Should Iowa and New Hampshire always be the first states to host presidential nomination contests? Critics say that the voters in those states don't represent the politics of the country and unfairly hijack the process. Guest host John Munson speaks with a writer at The Atlantic who says if Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders win the Iowa caucuses, party leaders might consider other states to host the first primaries.

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White Voters: Reliably Republican And Shrinking

Guest host John Munson speaks with an NPR correspondent about the GOP's growing reliance on white working-class voters. No other campaign underscores the phenomena quite like Donald Trump's, according to data from the Pew Research Center.

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All Things Political February 1, 2015

Substitute host John Munson and his guest discuss the top political news stories of the week. This week, Steffen W. Schmidt Professor of political science at Iowa State University, and the most quoted political scientists on the Iowa Caucuses. Schmidt also analyzes politics for Iowa Public Radio where he is known as Dr. Politics. Together they'll discuss the big day in Iowa and other top political news.

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