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Politics as a Contact Sport: Humor in Public Life

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Politics as a Contact Sport: Humor in Public Life

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Politics as a Contact Sport: Humor in Public Life

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According to former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, it helps to have a sense of humor in politics. He recently gave a lecture on the lighter side of public life at the Library of Congress.

Guests:

Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, (R, WY) distinguished visiting scholar at the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

Robert Reich, professor of public policy at U.C. Berkeley; former labor secretary under the Clinton Administration

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