Pantsuit Primer

Pantsuit Primer: Cuba (with Special Guest Pedro Freyre)

Pedro Freyre, a nationally-recognized expert on US-Cuba relations with deep personal ties to Cuba, joins Beth for a brief discussion of the country and its relations with the United States.

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Show Notes: 

Trump's Cuba Policy

Huffington Post: Ending Insular Thinking

Pantsuit Primer: Immigration in the United States

    
On Tuesday's episode, we'll talk about immigration. We find that the opinions about immigration are often unaccompanied by actual facts, so we're giving you a 20 minute overview in advance of our discussion on what's working and what's not working. 

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Pantsuit Primer: The U.S. Welfare System

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From The Aid to Dependent Children to the current Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, our welfare system has come in many different versions and forms. What does the history of welfare tells us about its purpose and whether or not we are currently fulfilling it?

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Show Notes

"If the goal was to get rid of poverty, we failed": the legacy of the 1996 welfare reform

Vox's The Weeds - Welfare reform

Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act - Wikipedia

King v. Smith

Pantsuit Primer: The Affordable Care Act

On Tuesday, we're talking about the Affordable Care Act -- what it gets right, what it gets wrong, and where to go from here.  In advance, Beth takes a whirlwind tour through the 2,700-page law.  If you aren't familiar with insurance, the exchanges, and the myriad initiatives contemplated in the ACA, hopefully this 18-minute summary will get you started. 

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Pantsuit Primer: Trade

In this bonus episode, Beth provides a very brief and basic overview of trade in preparation for our discussion of trade on Tuesday-- the language used in trade discussions, NAFTA, the TPP, and considerations for listeners in evaluating politicians and forming their opinions about trade agreements.  

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