Monthly Archives: January 2019

I’m a member of the Coast Guard during the government shutdown -SMSL024

Jessica sits down with a friend who works for the coast guard.  He talks about life during the government shutdown and how missing a few paychecks affected him and his colleagues.  Together they debate whether using federal workers as a bargaining chip paid off politically for the leadership or just damaged the country’s faith in it.

I’m a federal worker in Colorado -SMSL023

The government is shut down, so Kyler talks with a friend in the parks service about her experience being a furloughed federal worker.  They explore how the shutdown is bigger than just the 800,000 not getting a paycheck.  And if there are any signs the government will reopen soon.