Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Check This Out: Take the Money and Run for Office
What: This American Life
Episode: 461: Take the Money and Run for Office
Recommended by: Kurt Batdorf, Community Business Editor, The Herald
The pitch: Set aside an hour to join the crack staffs of this American Life and NPR's Planet Money as they study and unravel the complex intersection where money, politics and influence meet.
For anyone who has ever heard the term "Washington insider" and felt outside — we are with you. So this week, we go inside the rooms where the deals get made, to the actual moment that the checks change hands — and we ask the people writing and receiving the checks what, exactly, is the money buying?