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EllisonReport Oct 29: #MoneyinPolitics; Jean Grae; #PaulRyan Rising; YouGov Polls; K-12 Crisis

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ER talks about one of the most important features in Congress you'll never know. A look at cash in state/local races - & the big money in prez politics. Scott Walker's demise, Paul Ryan's rise from a WI perspective. Hip hop legend Jean Grae. Chewing on polls w/ YouGov. 

ER has a discussion with Sunlight Foundation's Melissa Yeager (@melissayeagr) about why you should know about Congress' research and intelligence gathering arm. Also: there's quite a bit of cash flowing into Congressional, state and local campaigns. Is it that important? 

Center for Responsive Politics Viveca Novak (@vjn) discusses recent trends in presidential campaign finance, the rise of shadowy "dark money" and super PACs and whether folks are and should be voting on that. How much of the 1% controls the rest? 

Madison and Milwaukee, WI talk show host Derrell Conner (@connderr) muses over his state Gov. Scott Walker's (R-WI) epic decline as a presidential candidate and the rise of Paul Ryan as new House Speaker. Also a discussion on diversity on media - and what to do about that. 

Catalina Byrd (@catalinabyrd) joins us in studio as we talk to hip hop legend Jean Grae (@jeangreasy) about narratives of struggle and where politics and hip hop culture intersect. What does she think of recent youth movements?   

YouGov's Will Jordan (@williamjordann) describes what's happening in the latest polls, who's ahead, who's not and the issues voters are being moved by this 2016 cycle. Is gun control the defining or decisive issue of this election? 

AEI's Gerard Robinson (@gerard_924) explains why the presidential candidates aren't talking about the nation's K-12 education crisis.  And shouldn't we be looking more closely at dropouts and absenteeism, especially as we discuss the #AttackAtSpringValleyHigh. 

10.29.15 Edition Team

Charles D. Ellison - Executive Producer/Host

Andre Melton - Producer, WEAA 88.9FM

D.L. Chandler - Senior Producer (Jean Grae segment)

Catalina Byrd - Correspondent

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